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VOL. 119 | NO. 94 | Wednesday, June 1, 2005

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St. Jude Researcher Named to Royal Society

Dr. Tom Curran, chair of the department of Developmental Neurobiology and the co-leader of the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor program at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society the United Kingdom national academy of science. Curran was honored for his discoveries in the field of cancer biology and neurosciences.


John E. Morris was named director of communications for Christian Brothers High School. Morris previously worked for the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, where he served as director of communications and editor of The West Tennessee Catholic for 13 years. He joined the diocese following a four-year tour of duty as captain with the United States Marine Corps. He is a graduate of the University of Dallas and studied law at George Mason University.


The Shelby County Sheriffs Office announced the following promotions: David Wing Sr. and Larry Young, from chief inspector to assistant chief; Terry Achels, from inspector to assistant chief; Mark Dunbar, from captain to inspector; Phillip Barnett, Wayne Goudy, Dale Lane and Boyd N. Schaeffer, from lieutenant to captain; Claran A. Boyd, Frederick Hughes, Carrol Owen, Juan Settles and Robert M. Shelby, from sergeant to lieutenant; and Ralph Bass, Richard Cox, Trini Dean, Glenn R. Essary, Joe Everson, Mark Harker, Oscar Harris, Reginald Hubbard, Larry Lindsey, Steven Montgomery, Harold Stabe and Charles Tartera, from patrolman to sergeant.


Andrea Finch was appointed director of training and development for Primacy Relocation. Finch has been with Primacy for nearly eight years. She joined the company as a relocation consultant and most recently served as client services director. She holds a Tennessee real estate license.


Crye-Leike, Realtors named the following sales associates life members of its Multi-Million Dollar Club: Dan McQuestion, Cheryl Koenig, Cynthia Murden, Jan Gordon, Nancy Guy, Ernest Leslie, Claire Christie Owen, Sherry Hulen, Glenda Wilkerson, Paige Arnold, Bill Malone, Arleene Dick, Bradley Merritt, Larry Webb, Jerri Bridges, Juan Casem, Gail Kapp and Roxanne McIngvale.


Dr. Donald Franceschetti, professor of physics at the University of Memphis, was named recipient of the Faudree Professorship. Franceschetti has taught at U of M for 26 years. The Faudree Professorship, named in honor of U of M Provost Ralph Faudree, is given to a faculty member involved in engaged scholarship.


Strategic Financial Partners announced that the following financial representatives were named to the Million Dollar Round Table for 2005: Gary Frazier, Walter Grant, Fred Schaeffer Jr., Chad Stockett, Marvin Stockett, Curt Thomas, Bill Thomas and Bob Turner. Schaeffer was also given the special recognition Top of the Table, while Frazier was named Court of the Table.


The Mississippi Urban Forest Council recognized Johnson Bailey Henderson McNeel Architects with the councils Outstanding Corporate Award. The award is given to private companies that demonstrate good examples of urban and community forestry in their professional practices.


Julie Koehler was appointed director of quality assurance for Primacy Relocation. Koehler has been with Primacy for eight years, most recently as director of on-site operations. Prior to joining Primacy, she was senior relocation specialist with a Washington firm.


Dr. Gloria Baxter and Dr. Carl Halford of the University of Memphis were recently named the inaugural recipients of the First Tennessee Bank Professorship. Baxter, a professor in U of Ms Department of Theatre and Dance, has been on the universitys faculty for 40 years. Halford, a professor in the Herff College of Engineering, has been a faculty member for 35 years.














PROPERTY SALES 40 220 16,417
MORTGAGES 28 85 10,172
BUILDING PERMITS 161 826 39,370
BANKRUPTCIES 29 136 7,733