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VOL. 118 | NO. 190 | Wednesday, October 20, 2004

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Shelby County Alumni Honored

MAHBA Announces New Board Members

The Memphis Area Home Builders Association announced the following new members of its board of directors: Tommy Byrnes, Phil Chamberlain III, Ginger Coggins, Michael Matthews and Gary Thompson. Mack Andrews is 2005 president, and Tim Wilson, 2006 president. Members of the Associate Council include: Tom Crutcher, Mike King, Joe Maas, Tom Malone, Barry Shaw, Jim Thomas and Stan Young. Jimmy Skaggs is 2005 chairman, and Kirk Riggins, 2006 chairman.


Fardosht Amirpanahi joined EnSafe Inc. as geographic information system practice leader and manager. Amirpanahi has more than 17 years of experience in GIS and database administration. He received bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.


Alison Tucker was promoted to director of marketing and communications at Buckman Laboratories. Tucker has been with Buckman for 12 years. She earned a bachelors degree from Christian Brothers University.


The Greater Memphis Arts Council announced the following additions to its board of directors: Andy Dolich, president of business operations for the Memphis Grizzlies; Dr. Carol Johnson, superintendent of Memphis City Schools; Levon Mathews, group president of the Greater Memphis Bank of Regions Financial Corp.; Jim Raines, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Thomas & Betts Corp.; and Debbi Fields Rose, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies.


Jack Moore, president and chief executive officer designate of Regions Financial Corp. was presented the Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen Award for lifelong contributions to his community and continued dedication to fellow citizens.


Pamela Rizzuto was hired by Combustion as a designer. Rizzuto recently completed an internship with Combustion. She earned a bachelors degree from the Memphis College of Art.


The Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South selected Memphis City Schools Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson as the 2004 Woman of Character Award recipient. Johnson was recognized by the council for demonstrating strength, confidence, motivation and leadership.


Carrick Hill joined Crye-Leike, Realtors, as a commercial broker. Previously, Hill operated a commercial real estate firm, Retail Realty Inc.


Cathlena C.C. Hinkle joined Crye-Leike, Realtors, as an affiliate broker. Hinkle recently worked with Carlex Homes as an administrative assistant.


The following individuals were named to the 2004 Shelby County Schools Alumni Hall of Fame: Dan R. Byrd, former state legislator and vice chairman of the Bank of Bartlett; Patrick H. Carter Jr., president of Olympic Staffing; Herman Wright Cox Jr., former mayor of Collierville (honored posthumously); and Dr. Alice M. Kuo, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California at Los Angeles.


Dr. Chrisann Schiro-Geist joined the University of Memphis as vice provost for academic affairs. Schiro-Geist previously was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is on the faculty in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research, in the U of Ms College of Education.


The Tennessee Hospital Association presented awards to the following Methodist Healthcare associates: Maurice Elliott, Presidents Award; Donna Herrin, executive nurse of distinction; Ruth Tutor, clinical nurse of distinction; and Bert Price, meritorious service award for department head.


Assistant professor Pankaj Jain was awarded the Morgan Keegan Professorship at the University of Memphis. The award recognizes outstanding teaching, scholarship, service, community outreach and fund raising.


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