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VOL. 117 | NO. 161 | Wednesday, September 10, 2003

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Judy Caldwell, executive director of The Childrens Museum of Memphis, was named a new board member for VSA arts Project of Te

Judy Caldwell Named to Tenn. Arts Board

Judy Caldwell, executive director of the Childrens Museum of Memphis, was named a board member for the VSA arts Project of Tennessee. Caldwell became executive director of the museum in 1996. She earned a bachelors degree and graduate degree from the University of Mississippi.


C. Barry Ward was elected vice chair of the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission at its August meeting. Ward, an attorney with Glankler Brown PLLC, was appointed a member of the commission in 2001. He earned a bachelors degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from the University of Memphis.


The following people were elected as officers of the Exchange Club Family Center board of directors: Rosemary W. Potter, president; Charles Harbour, vice president; Lewis Pittman, secretary; and Kevin Johnston, treasurer. New board members are: Sheryl Davis, Mary Garrison, Karen Marcinik, Barry Wicktom, Sheryl Jones, Gary Fetters, Pat Anderson, Steve Hefner, John Hornsby, Lee Wakeman and Buddy Wise. Returning board members are: Joyce Cobb, Curt Fields, Lesa Halfacre, Joyce McKinney, Joe Parker, Richard Peppler, Kelli Ratton, Tammy Rivers, Dean Rose, Sue Shaffer, Janet Shipman and Corey Trotz.


Maj. William L. Burruss was named the new deputy district engineer for the Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Burruss previously was stationed at Camp Red Cloud, Korea. He has served in the Army for 14 years and earned a bachelors degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.


The Tennessee Hotel and Lodging Association announced the following local recipients of the 2003 Stars of the Industry Awards: the Community Service Award Embassy Suites Memphis, led by Renee Cook, for raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation; the Guest Relations Award Memphis Downtown Marriott, for providing rooms for families of children receiving treatment at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital; and the Associate Award of Excellence Kevin Kane of the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau and John Oros of the Memphis Cook Convention Center board, for promoting Memphis tourism.


Linda Storey Ross was named executive assistant and chief of the Programs Management Branch for the Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Ross will serve as the primary liaison between the Corps of Engineers, members of Congress and the governors of six states served by the Memphis District. She joined the Corps in 1978.


Jean F. Todd was named the new chief for the Contracting Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District. Todd will oversee the districts contracting program, estimated at $66.8 million annually. She has worked for the Army since 1977.


Julie C. Chinn joined Husch & Eppenberger LLC as an associate in the firms insolvency practice group. Chinn concentrates her practice in the area of creditor representation in bankruptcy. She earned bachelors and law degrees from the University of Memphis. Kandace C. Stewart also joined Husch & Eppenbergers insolvency practice group as an associate. She concentrates her practice in the area of creditor bankruptcy. She earned bachelors, masters and law degrees from the University of Memphis.


The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers honored the following University of Memphis faculty members for the number of their works published and performed: Jack Cooper, musical director and founder of the Jazz Orchestra of the Delta; Kamran Ince, music professor; Shirley McRae, retired professor who still teaches part-time; and James Richens, music professor and composer/arranger in residence for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.


PROPERTY SALES 93 424 6,970
MORTGAGES 42 281 4,410
BUILDING PERMITS 196 704 16,619
BANKRUPTCIES 38 174 3,570