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