VOL. 116 | NO. 243 | Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Memphis memos 12-19-02
joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. as a civil project manager.
He earned a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis. Rhonda
Michalski joined the firm as an accounting manager.
Memphis attorney Sam Blaiss recently received the
W.J. Michael Cody Pro Bono Award from Memphis Area Legal Services. A single
practitioner, Blaiss handled four cases for MALS during 2002, representing
domestic violence clients. MALS pro bono award, which has been given for more
than 10 years, was renamed this year in honor of former Tennessee Attorney
General W.J. Michael Cody. MALS also presented awards to attorneys James
Manire of Williams, McDaniel Wolfe & Womack and Edward Bearman
of Branson Bearman, co-chairs of MALS 2002 Campaign for Equal Justice
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the
appointments of three new assistant district attorneys to his office:
Emily Campbell is newly assigned to Criminal Court
Division 1. Campbell was hired by the State of Tennessee as the capital case
attorney for Western Tennessee. She earned a bachelors degree at the
University of Tennessee and a law degree from the University of Memphis. Dennis
Hawkins joined Gibbons office as an assistant district attorney in General
Sessions Criminal Court Division 9. He earned a bachelors degree from the
University of Virginia and a law degree from the University of Mississippi.
Also newly appointed is assistant district attorney E. Cavett Ostner,
assigned to General Sessions Criminal Court Division 10. Ostner earned
bachelors and law degrees from the University of Denver.
Dr. Mohammad Jahanzeb recently joined the University
of Tennessee Health Science Center as chief of the hematology and oncology
division. Most recently, he served in Boca Raton, Fla., as research director at
the Comprehensive Cancer Center and medical director at the Eugene and
Christine Lynn Research Center Community Hospital. He will be involved in the
development of the University of Tennessee Cancer Institute.
Stephen Pike was appointed director of museums for
the Pink Palace Family of Museums. Pike comes to the Pink Palace from the
Virginia Museum of Natural History, where he has been executive director for
the past six years. The VMNH is headquartered in Martinsville, Va. Pike earned
a degree from Marian College in Indianapolis, and studied on a doctoral fellowship
at Temple University. He will be the first new director of museums at the Pink
Palace in 22 years. His predecessor, Dr. Douglas Noble, left the Pink Palace to
take a similar position with the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis in June
2001. Pike meets with the board of trustees and staff of the Pink Palace Family
of Museums today. He will commence his duties in mid-January.
Margarita M. Palmer and Janie B. Paraham were
appointed education specialists for the Childrens Museum of Memphis. Palmer
earned a bachelors degree from the University of the Andes in Bogota,
Columbia. Paraham attended the University of Memphis and Southwest Tennessee