VOL. 117 | NO. 152 | Wednesday, August 27, 2003
<rphoto> Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse has been sworn in as the 33rd
chairperson of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Ass
Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse was sworn in as the 33rd
chair of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association at the
associations annual convention. Dorse is judge of City Court Division 1 and
administrative judge of the City of Memphis Municipal Courts. She earned a
bachelors degree from Clark Atlanta University and a law degree from the
University of Memphis.
Dave Ingram joined Buchart-Horn Inc. as senior staff
aviation planner. Ingram previously worked as assistant vice president of
planning, design and construction at Nashville International Airport. Ingram, a
21-year Air Force veteran, earned an associates degree in air traffic control
from the Community College of the Air Force and bachelors and masters degrees
from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Rev. Robert Earl Jones was named to the board of
directors of Youth Villages. Jones, ordained minister of Hill Chapel Missionary
Church, is the western regional president of the Tennessee Baptist Missionary
& Education Convention. This year, he was appointed by Gov. Phil Bredesen
to the Ministerial Advisory Board.
The Tennessee Aeronautics Commission presented Millington
Municipal Airport with an Aviation Award of Excellence for Most Improved
Airport because it now complies with all Federal Aviation Administration
standards. The airport received the award because it installed a high-intensity
runway lighting system and built a 3,000-square-foot terminal. In addition, the
facility received the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community
Developments Front Door Award recognizing facilities and services that
reflect community pride and commitment to quality for the second consecutive
The Tennessee Aeronautics Commission presented Larry D.
Cox with an Aviation Award of Excellence for Career Contributions to
Aviation. Cox is president and chief executive officer of the Memphis-Shelby
County Airport Authority. He is a general aviation pilot and holds a commercial
license. He served three years on active duty in the Air Force as a
transportation officer, and earned bachelors and masters degrees from the
University of Memphis.
Chris W. Dotson joined the Downtown office of Farris
Mathews Branan Bobango & Hellen PLC as an associate. Dotson is an adjunct
professor at the University of Memphis School of Law and a former assistant
district attorney for Shelby County. He earned a bachelors degree from
Vanderbilt University and a law degree from the University of Memphis.
Linda Eller was awarded the Apple Distinguished
Educator Award by Apple Computers. Eller is a 25-year veteran of Memphis City
Schools. She was nominated for creating the iMovie Institute, which uses
digital storytelling to convey curriculum content to students. As an ADE
winner, she is documenting her work with an iMovie to be used on the Apple Web
site. She has worked at Raineshaven, Gardenview, Idlewild and Newberry
elementary schools with grades 1-6 and as a school technology coordinator.
M. Jess Ossorio joined Olive Branch, Miss.-based
Utley Properties as a sales and leasing agent. Ossorio worked 12 years in
commercial real estate and also previously worked for Adams Keegan Inc., a
professional employers organization. He earned a bachelors degree from the
University of Memphis.
Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell will honor 21 Shelby
County Sheriffs Office employees who are serving or have recently served in
active military duty. Six employees still on active duty are Rahim Barret,
Timothy R. Burton, Eric Heard, Byron B. Jasper Vicki
L. Strong and Isaac Williams. Other employees being honored for
military duty are Carlos Q. Atkins, Christopher Baker, Kenneth
A. Boykin, Lois A. Bryant, George W. Catron, David D.
Davis, John D. Garcia, Marcus L. Harts, Vernon P. Hunter,
Glenn M. Moore, Gregory A. Rainey, Richard Snodgrass, Dennis
Tillman, Darryl L. Wherry and Donald L. Williams.
Larry J. Smith was named director of the Shelby
County Environmental Improvement Commission. Smith announced he is giving up
his current position as executive director of the Wolf River Conservancy, which
he helped form in 1985. He earned bachelors and law degrees from the
University of Memphis. Eileen Segal was named interim executive director
of the conservancy until a permanent director is named next month.
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