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VOL. 117 | NO. 100 | Wednesday, May 21, 2003

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James Pascover was appointed Better Business of the Mid-South director of marketing and communications

James Pascover was appointed Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South director of marketing and communications. Pascover brings more than 20 years experience to the job, most of it in the automotive business with TBC Corp. of Memphis and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Memphis and Akron, Ohio.


Barry McGee, Raleigh-Egypt Middle School principal, was selected as the 2003 MetLife/NASSP State Principal of the Year. The National Association of Secondary School Principals and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. present the award every year to honor those who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership, commitment to students and staff, service to their communities and contributions to the overall profession of educational leadership. A winner is chosen from each state. From those honorees, one high school and one middle school administrator is designated as the National Principal of the Year. McGee has worked in Memphis City Schools for more than three decades as a teacher and administrator.


Kenneth Grace, a Memphis native, was among 44 students from the University of Florida law school who helped the schools trial team garner two national championships and a variety of other major titles in 2002-2003, placing it among the most honored teams in the nation. Grace was a member of a national championship team at the inaugural National Civil Trial Competition last fall in California. The team finished second in the Association of Trial Lawyers of America national competition. Grace earned a bachelors degree from McKendree College, masters degree from Wilmington College and law degree from the University of Florida. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran.


Judy Conrad was appointed senior business loan officer at Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union. Previously, she worked for BankTennessee and Union Planters, both in Ripley, Tenn. She also worked for the Bank of Ripley for 25 years.


Kurt Torster was appointed chief executive officer of Lurgi PSI in Memphis. Formerly, he worked for Lurgi Oil Gas Chemie in Frankfurt, Germany. Prior to joining Lurgi, Torster held senior management positions with firms in Houston.


Crye-Leike hailed the achievements of 15 sales associates as life members of its Multi-Million Dollar Club. New life members are: Brian J. Bennett and Barbara Fields, both of Crye-Leikes Bartlett-Summer Oaks branch; Craig Graham, Joyce McKenzie, Beverly Michalek and Ann Scott, all of the Collierville branch; Mack Browder of Crye-Leike Commercial; Barbara Becker and Molly Plunk of the Germantown-Poplar branch; Mickey Brown, Susan Edwards, Robbie Jones and Sarah Surratt, all of the Germantown-Exeter branch; Jeanene Lawhead, managing broker of Crye-Leikes Quail Hollow branch; and Beth Riley Price of Crye-Leikes Olive Branch, Miss., office.


Rubbie Patrick-Herring, English as a second language coordinator for Memphis City Schools, was selected the winner of the Presidents Award from the Tennessee Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. She has served as president of the TNTESOL executive board. She has worked for MCS since 1974.


A total of 33 Crye-Leike sales associates in the Memphis area recently completed a training course on marketing properties valued at $400,000 or more. The two-day Crye-Leike course included segments on architecture, appraisal, custom construction, insurance and finance issues. Those sales associates were: Betty Brown and John Criswell, both of Crye-Leikes Arlington-U.S. Highway 64 branch; Virginia Moore of Crye-Leikes Bartlett-Summer Oaks branch; Danna Carrier, Scott Carrier, Debra Hood, Sue Landry, Dan Landry and Ann Maree Matthews, all of the Collierville branch; Mitch Goldberg, Cheryl Lamghari and Tory Yates, all of the Cordova branch; Lynn Walker of the East Memphis branch; Letty Fisher and Rocky Blair, both of the Germantown-Exeter branch; Cheri Ensor, Patrecia Goldstein, Marty McClatchy, Diane Mendelson, Molly Plunk, Jackie Treat and Carole Tucker, all of Germantown-Poplar branch; Mike Acree, Helen Akin and Bill Burns of the Midtown branch; Joe McClaren of the Millington branch; Mahrou Drury, Kathy Gardner, Barbara Mabry, Olivia Miller and Stanley Mills, all of the Quail Hollow branch; and Angela Beckley and Heleanor Wright, both of Crye-Leikes Whitehaven branch.


PROPERTY SALES 57 57 1,266
MORTGAGES 48 48 964