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VOL. 116 | NO. 147 | Wednesday, July 31, 2002

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Gail Spragins was named Methodist Healthcare director of associate relations in the human resources division

Gail Spragins was appointed Methodist Healthcare director of associate relations in the human resources division. She was director of organizational development and recruitment at Jimmy Dean Foods. Spragins earned a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis and a masters degree from Christian Brothers University.

 

John Starnes joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwells Memphis office as an associate. He will concentrate his practice in the area of civil litigation. He earned a bachelors degree from Minot State University and a law degree from the University of Memphis law school.

 

Erin Nosel and Makesha Sink, graduates of Southern College of Optometry, have joined the SCO clinical facility as instructors. Jim Williamson, a Southern College of Optometry graduate, joined the SCO clinical facility, as an assistant professor. He was center director at Omni Eye Services-Memphis.

 

Blair B. Evans joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwells Memphis office as an associate. She concentrates her practice in the area of litigation. She earned a bachelors degree from the University of the South and a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock law school.

 

Dr. Donald K. Carson, University of Memphis vice president for student affairs and vice provost for enrollment services, received the John Jones Award for outstanding performance as a senior student affairs officer. The National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, Region III, presented the award. He earned undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Kentucky. He joined U of M in 1974.

 

Pan Awsumb, Leadership Institute of Memphis executive director, received the 2002 Chairs Community Circle Award from the International Community Leadership Association. The award is presented to an individual who works closely with the CLA to further its vision and promote its ideals.

 

Greg Campbell, Linda Denson, Delores Evans, Jeffrey Thomas Higgs, Lyle Irish, Lucy Lee, Mary M. McGinnis and Lisa C. Wallace were appointed Memphis City Beautiful commissioners for fiscal 2003-2005. Evonne Siemer will serve as commission chairman and Joe Spake will serve as vice chairman.

 

John Bradley, Regional Chamber of Commerce head of economic development, was appointed Tennessee Valley Authoritys senior vice president of economic development. He will join TVA Aug. 12 and will be based in Nashville, Tenn.

 

Donna Herrin accepted the position of senior vice president and chief nurse executive for Methodist Healthcare. She joins Methodist from the Baptist Health System of East Tennessee in Knoxville, where she served as executive officer for work force development. She assumes the systems statewide executive responsibility for nursing Aug. 12. She earned a masters degree from Vanderbilt University.

 

Greg Duckett, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. senior vice president and corporate counsel, was appointed vice chairman of the American Health Lawyers Associations in-house counsel section. He earned a bachelors degree from Oberlin College in Ohio and a law degree from the University of Memphis.

 

Robert E. Arline Jr. was promoted to Trustmark National Bank senior vice president and regional retail manager for the Tennessee division. He earned an associates degree from Mississippi Delta Community College. He is a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

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