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