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VOL. 120 | NO. 249 | Wednesday, December 14, 2005

St. Jude Researcher Earns National Recognition

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Marty Keith
Rosemary Potter
Dr. Mark Joseph Walker
Charlotte Ramsey
Will Goodwin

Scientific American named Dr. Robert G. Webster, the Rose Marie Thomas chair at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, as a research leader in the 2005 Scientific American 50 - a list compiled by the magazine that recognizes outstanding acts of leadership in science and technology from the past year.

Will Goodwin joined Pickering Inc. as an environmental scientist in the company's environmental consulting group. Goodwin earned a bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University.

The Public Relations Society of America named Dr. Rick Fischer 2005 National Educator of the Year. Fischer, a journalism professor at the University of Memphis, is also on faculty and one of the founders of the master's in communication management program at the University of Switzerland.

Charlotte Ramsey joined Methodist Healthcare as associate administrator/chief nursing officer at Methodist South Hospital. Ramsey previously worked as vice president of operations and patient care, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Rockdale Medical Center in Georgia.

Dr. Randolph Dupont was named chairman of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the University of Memphis' School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.

Paul Stanley joined the Stanford Group as a financial adviser. Stanley previously worked with municipalities, counties, utility districts and nonprofit organizations requiring financial advisory and underwriting services.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center was selected to host visiting Fulbright Scholar Dr. Mark Joseph Walker, a professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia, for part of the 2005-2006 academic year.

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association elected the following officers to its 2006 board of directors: Amy Barton, president; Deborah Crawford, president-elect/vice president of finance and media relations; Nikki Taylor, finance committee chair; Terry Reeves, immediate past president/vice president of host and hospitality committee; Jennifer Chase, host and hospitality chair; Lisa Massa, secretary; Carrie Turner, managing director; Liese Leonard, vice president of programs; Brandi Pressgrove, program committee chair; Tabatha Ford, vice president of fund raising; and Alison Bodmer, vice president of membership.

First Capital Bank announced that Rosemary Potter joined the company as executive vice president/manager of private banking. Clay Brents joined the company as a commercial loan officer.

The Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South announced the following new officers and members of its board of directors: Claire Barnett, president; Naomi Dyson, first vice president; and Carolyn Petties, secretary. Members at large include: Teresa Cutts, Darcy Goble, Florence Hervery, Linda Khumalo, Lola Llewellyn, Tracie Robinson-Woods, Darren Reltherford and Mary Witaker. Nominating committee members include: Kenya Bradshaw, Claudia Haltom, Lola Llewellyn, Harrison McIver III, Mary Singer and Shirley Kyles.

Marty Keith was named director of human resources at Methodist University Hospital. Keith previously served as compensation manager for corporate human services at Methodist.

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