VOL. 116 | NO. 201 | Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Connie Cupples, Methodist Schools of Nursing senior instructor, is the
most recent recipient of the Lola Llewellyn Excellence
Connie Cupples, Methodist Schools of Nursing senior
instructor, is the most recent recipient of the Lola Llewellyn Excellence in
Nursing Graduate Education Award. She is currently working toward her second
masters degree via Clarkson Colleges distance learning program. She earned
bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Memphis. Her
concentration is on teaching death and dying coping skills to nursing students.
Carol C. Foote and Ashley Frazer joined the
Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Foote was appointed assistant to the
executive director and professional standards coordinator. She was marketing
director at Towery Publishing. She earned a bachelors degree from Rhodes
College. Frazer was appointed communications director. She was an account
manager for Chandler Ehrlich. She earned a bachelors degree from the
University of Mississippi.
Jeffrey L. Thomason was made partner with Watkins
Uiberall. He has been with the firm since 1990. He earned a bachelors degree
from the University of Alabama.
Harold E. Crye, Crye-Leike chief executive officer,
was elected vice chairman of the board of directors of RELO International. Crye
co-founded Crye-Leike and is president of Crye-Leike Insurance Agency. He
earned a bachelors degree from Arkansas State University.
Lynette Magee of Crye-Leike was recognized as one of
50 leading businesswomen in Mississippi by the Mississippi Business Journal.
She is a broker and sales manager of Mississippi Crye-Leike branches in
Southaven and Olive Branch.
Dr. Fred Albertson, a University of Memphis associate
professor of art, is one of three individuals selected to receive the inaugural
Association for General and Liberal Studies Faculty Award. Albertson teaches
courses in Greek art and ancient art.
Shirley Watson joined FirstBank as a mortgage loan
originator at its Memphis loan production office, 3238 Players Club Circle. Prior
to joining FirstBank, Watson worked for Peoples Bank in Collierville, which was
later bought by Trustmark.
James A. Van Eynde, Continental Traffic Services Inc.
manager of carrier services, was named Person of the Year by the
Transportation Clubs International. He earned a bachelors degree from the
University of Tennessee and a masters degree from the University of Arkansas.
After almost one year of operating as a branch of Security
Bank of Newbern, Tenn., Patriot Bank has completed the process necessary to
operate as an independently chartered Tennessee state bank. The bank had an
organizational meeting of shareholders Sept. 25 to elect the initial board of
directors and approve the new banks bylaws. Patriot Bank has been operating as
a branch of Security Bank since opening in Millington in October 2001. In
addition to bank chairman Charles M. Ennis, the initial board of
directors includes Duke Brasfield of Covington, Dr. Steve Boatwright
of Millington, David Hayes of Dyersburg, Bethany Huffman of
Millington, Larry Jackson of Millington, Chris Nunn of Memphis, Warren
Nunn of Halls and Carey Parham of Millington. Jackson also serves as
Patriot Bank president.
Thomas B. DeGreve was
appointed vice president and general manager of Mimeos Memphis production
facility. He joined Mimeo from Marietta Corp., where he was responsible for
manufacturing and distribution operations. DeGreve has bachelors and masters
degrees from Texas Tech University.