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VOL. 112 | NO. 17 | Wednesday, February 4, 1998

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Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc. He is a graduate of the Memphis College of Art. Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell has announced that six attorneys have joined the firm as associates in its Memphis offices. Jennifer R. Keown will concentrate her practice in civil litigation. Keown received a bachelors degree from Western Kentucky University and a law degree from the University of Louisville. Cynthia A. Lance will concentrate her practice in corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law. She received bachelors and law degrees from the University of Louisville. Brett T. Parks will concentrate his practice in business litigation and bankruptcy. Parks is a former captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received a bachelors degree from the University of Central Arkansas and a law degree from the University of Arkansas. Kevin L. Ritchey will concentrate his practice in securities, general corporate, and mergers and acquisitions. Ritchey received a bachelors degree from John Brown University and a law degree from the University of Arkansas. Cedric C. Y. Tan will concentrate his practice in intellectual property and commercial litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta and received a law degree from Tulane University. Matthew K. White will concentrate his practice in tax, corporate and securities, and mergers and acquisitions. He received a bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from Tulane University. Laura M. Shy has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as director of development and public affairs. She previously was West Tennessee regional director for the American Diabetes Association. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Lee Rudd has been promoted to assistant vice president in consumer banking for NationsBank. Kevin Roper has been named vice president for advancement at the University of Memphis. He formerly was president of Methodist Hospitals Foundation. Roper is a graduate of the University of Memphis and also previously was director of development and assistant director of alumni affairs at the U of M. Mary Brignole has been named volunteer coordinator for the Memphis in May International Festival. She formerly was human resource manager for the Orpheum Theatre and has been a human resources consultant since 1991. Matthew W. Ray has been named assistant director of telemarketing for Christian Brothers University. He previously was a customer contact associate and cable modem support person for GTE Cable Television. Lee A. Simpson Jr. has joined Medshares Inc. as senior vice president, health care operations. Simpson formerly was chief executive officer of Eastwood Hospital. He has bachelors and masters degrees from Southwest Texas State University. Dorris Dotson has been appointed director of womens health services for Home-Bound Medical Inc. Dotson previously was nurse supervisor with UT Medical Group. Dr. Ramon T. Ungab has joined the offices of Bartlett Raleigh Internal Medicine. He received a medical degree from the University of East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines. Sherry Fields, executive administrative assistant at Rhodes College has been elected president of the Memphis chapter of Executive Women International. Mary Wheeler, owner of Wheeler Business Services, was elected vice president/president elect; Judy Baird, executive assistant of Proffitts Inc., was elected secretary; and Anna Hough, owner of Captivating Interiors was elected treasurer. Dr. David Cox, a professor of political science at the University of Memphis who specializes in public administration, has been appointed director of the Office of University Partnerships in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. State Rep. Lois DeBerry has been named the 1998 recipient of the Authur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award by the University of Memphis Black Student Association. Mary Ruleman, a real estate agent with Hobson Co., has been awarded the designation Real Estate Innovator by Realty Electronics Publishing. Charles Sims Jr. of The Sims Financial Group Inc. will serve as chairman of the board of directors for the Black Business Association. Lee Jackson of Jackson Investment Co. will serve as chairman elect, and Georgia Cannon of Union Planters National Bank will serve as treasurer. New board members include Audrey McGhee of the Tri State Defender, Hazel Moore of Hazels Hair Fashion, Marshall Shanks of Personnel Plus Temporary Agency, Juan Self of Self Tucker Architects, Henry Hooper II of Henry Hooper Insurance Agency, physician Dr. William Faulkner, Morris Brown of R.A.M. Industrial Distributors, Jef Bartow of Bartow Consulting, Otis Petties Sr. of Snells Orthotics & Prosthetics, Claudette White of GTE Cellular One and Calvin Taylor of Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. Dr. Timothy Roche, an associate professor in the University of Memphis philosophy department, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to write a book on Aristotles moral philosophy. Rhodes College has appointed three faculty members to renewable academic chairs designed to support the scholarship of the holder, who each receive $7,500 annually for research and professional development. Thomas Barr, an associate professor and chair of the department of mathematics and computer science, was appointed to the E.C. Ellett Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science. Stephen Haynes, associate professor and chair of the department of religious studies, was appointed to the Albert B. Curry Chair of Religious Studies. Robert Llewellyn, an associate professor in the department of philosophy, was named to the interdisciplinary chair in humanities.

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