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VOL. 121 | NO. 99 | Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Kennedy Takes Reins as Comcast's Memphis VP, General Manager

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Bill Clark
Robert Griffin
Lena McWilliams
John McBride
Sheila Champlin
Terry Kennedy

Terry Kennedy has been named vice president and general manager for the Comcast Mid-South systems location in Memphis. Kennedy previously served as the company's area vice president in Alabama and Mississippi. Before joining Comcast, Kennedy was group vice president of operations for Charter Communications in Texas.

Dr. Ivan C. Gerling has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to research methods for preventing Type I diabetes. Gerling is an associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a research biologist at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Memphis. His diabetes research has been funded by NIH since 1998.

Sheila Champlin has been appointed communications and marketing director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

The Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union has awarded the following scholarships to individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching: Emily Babin, who plans to attend Union University in Jackson, Tenn.; Jalencia Burchett and Jessica Joyner, who plan to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville; Marian Ray, who plans to attend Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss.; Brennan Wade, who plans to attend Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.; Jessica Wright, who plans to attend the University of Memphis; and Lauren Price, who plans to attend Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn. MATCU awards seven new scholarships each year.

Dr. Tina Barr and Dr. Ming Dong Gu are 2006 recipients of the Rhodes College Clarence Day Awards. Barr, who received the award for outstanding teaching, is an associate professor of English and director of the Rhodes Creative Writing program. Gu received the Dean's award for outstanding research and creative activity. He is an associate professor of modern languages.

John McBride has completed the professional licensing requirements prescribed by the Board of Architecture to become a registered architect in the state of Mississippi. McBride works at Johnson Bailey Henderson McNeel PA. He received a bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University's School of Architecture in 1993.

The following people have joined advertising agency Archer Malmo: Lena McWilliams, account coordinator; Robert Griffin, account executive; and Bill Clark, vice president, direct marketing.

Camper City has received a national sales award from A.R.E., manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and the rear seating compartments of cars. The Memphis store was among the top 100 dealers recognized during A.R.E.'s recent National Dealer meeting in Orlando. The recognition was based on total sales from 2005.

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