VOL. 117 | NO. 123 | Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Susan C. Te Paske
Susan C. Te Paske was appointed director of student
disability services for the University of Memphis. She has served as the
departments assistant director since 1993. She received the 2002 Dona Sparger
Professional Service Award and U of Ms Outstanding Employee Award in 2000. She
earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Iowa.
Hardy Thames joined the Bridges staff as Bridge
Builders assistant director. Previously, Thames was a teacher and coach at
Snowden Elementary School. He earned a bachelors degree from Covenant College
and a masters degree from the University of Mississippi.
Richard Ritzman was appointed director of student
financial aid at the University of Memphis. Previously, Ritzman was director of
student financial aid at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Fla.
Ritzman earned bachelors and masters degrees from Kent State University.
Sally Garriga was appointed product manager for First
Mercantile Trust Co.s institutional retirement plan product. Previously,
Garriga was a writer and editor for the Southern Rural Development Center at
Mississippi State University. She received a bachelors degree from the
University of Mississippi.
Britt Albertson Roper was named broadcast
communications manager for the University of Mississippis media and public
relations department. Previously, she was a sports reporter and anchor for
WREG-TV in Memphis. Roper earned a bachelors degree from the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She succeeds Vince McCaskill, who was in
the post four years and is now Memphis City Schools communications director.
The Memphis Orchestral Society elected officers for the 2004
fiscal year. They are: Joe Weller, chief financial officer and executive
managing director of Morgan Keegan, chairman of the board; Jeff Sanford,
Memphis Center City Commission president, chairman elect; Paul Bert,
vice chair for development; Anise Belz, vice chair for artistic
planning; Jeff Weintraub, vice chair for the administrative committee; Scott
Heppel, vice chair for marketing; Gerald Wade, secretary; J.W.
McAllister, treasurer; Randy Holt, assistant treasurer; and Charles
Burkett, Joe Powell, Graham Smith and Tim Smyth,
members at large. Newly elected board members for 2004 are: Steve
Crow, Trammell Crow Co. vice president; Randy Patton, Roadshow BMW
general manager; Jack Ward, owner of Farrell Calhoun Paint Inc.; and Weintraub,
an attorney at Weintraub, Stock, Bennett & Grisham. Board members
re-elected for three-year terms were Olivia Bruce, Carol Crawley,
Mott Jones, Dan Poag, Graham Smith and Luke Yancy III.
Donna Baldwin was appointed executive director of
home health for Baptist Trinity Home Care & Hospice. She previously served
for 10 years as assistant executive director of home health. Baldwin earned a
nursing degree from Washington Hospital School of Nursing, bachelors degree
from Union University and masters degree from the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Sylvia Richey joined the staff of the University
of Tennessee Cancer Institute. Richey, a breast cancer specialist, works at the
UT Cancer Institute clinics at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women and St.
Francis Hospital. She completed medical school and an internship at the
University of Alabama-Birmingham, an externship in breast cancer at M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at
the University of Tennessee-Memphis.
Dr. Omar El-Ghandour joined the University of
Tennessee Cancer Institute as a radiation oncologist. Most recently, he worked
as a radiation oncologist at Radiotherapy Associates of Upstate New York in
Syracuse. El-Ghandour completed medical training the American University of
Beirut, Lebanon, a rotating internship at American University as well as the
Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland/Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore
and a residency in radiation oncology at the New York Methodist Hospital in
Walter Plumlee, BankTennessee senior vice president,
was promoted to manager of real estate lending. Plumlee, who joined
BankTennessee in 2002, previously worked at BancorpSouth in Germantown as
senior vice president for commercial lending. He earned degrees from the
University of Memphis and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
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