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VOL. 117 | NO. 123 | Wednesday, June 25, 2003

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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 Brooklyn.

 

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.

To submit items for Memphis Memos, e-mail kburt@memphisdailynews.com. Electronic photographs should be submitted in .jpg format.

 

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 98 172 17,556
MORTGAGES 101 194 20,229
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 11 2,656
BUILDING PERMITS 223 349 36,295
BANKRUPTCIES 52 115 11,279
BUSINESS LICENSES 26 58 5,767
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 27 27 6,741
MARRIAGE LICENSES 17 68 3,984