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VOL. 122 | NO. 182 | Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tutor Receives Transplant Nursing Excellence Award

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Richard Marsh
Kelly D. Stewart
Thomas L. Henderson
Matthew Tuck
Julia Karre
Dr. Ruth Tutor

Dr. Ruth Tutor has received the 2007 Transplant Nursing Excellence Award from the International Transplant Nurses Society. Tutor is a Critical Care/Transplant Advance Practice Nurse at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute. She has worked with transplant patients since 1985. She joined the nursing staff at the Transplant Institute in 2004.

Dr. Mona Newsome Wicks has been appointed associate dean of research for the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Wicks was the first black graduate from the Wayne State University nursing doctorate program in 1992 and has been at UTHSC for 20 years. She is a lifetime member of the Greater Memphis Area Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and also is a manuscript reviewer for the Southern Nursing Research Society and the Nephrology Nursing Journal.

Kelly D. Stewart has received the certified fraud examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Stewart is the director of risk management for Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union. She has been a MATCU employee since 1985 and serves on the Mid-South chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Matt Felgendreher and Webb Sabin have joined Strategic Financial Partners as financial services representatives.

Julia Karre has joined inferno as account coordinator. Karre has a bachelor's degree in public relations and advertising from Loyola University. She served as a public relations intern for the Chicago Sister Cities International Program and was a founding member of the Loyola collegiate chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Kerry Crawford has joined Signature Advertising & Marketing Solutions as a communications specialist, and Sandra Morley was hired as a production manager. Crawford received a bachelor's degree in public relations from Ball State University in May. Morley has more than 25 years experience in graphic arts and design.

The Exchange Club Family Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending child abuse, has announced its new board members and officers for 2007-2008. The new board officers are Corey B. Trotz, president; Barry Wicktom, vice president; Rosemary Potter, treasurer; Dr. Alison Barnes-Baker, secretary; and Kevin Johnston, immediate past president. New board members are Sue Douglass, Lucia Heros, Jeff Lichterman, Carolyn Melvin, Dan O'Brien, Antonio Parkinson, Dr. Patrick Randolph, Denise Seigler, Dr. Patricia Speck and Anthony Vaughn.

Wilson & Associates PLLC has hired Matthew Tuck as an associate attorney in the firm's Knoxville office. Tuck received his law degree from the University of Memphis in 2006 and was admitted to the Tennessee Bar this year. His primary area of practice is bankruptcy law, focusing on debtor/creditor issues.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC announced that 77 of the firm's attorneys have been named in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The four lawyers in the Memphis office named to the list are Donna K. Fisher, Thomas L. Henderson, Frederick J. Lewis and Charles V. Holmes.

Dr. John Kaltner, associate professor of religious studies at Rhodes College, is the 2007 recipient of the Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service. Kaltner teaches courses on the Bible, Islam and Arabic, and is the co-author of "What Do Our Neighbors Believe?: Questions and Answers on Judaism, Christianity and Islam."

Richard Marsh, regional president of InSouth Bank, has graduated with the 2006-2007 class of Leadership Memphis. The program focuses on developing creative and innovative community leadership, stimulating civic participation and advancing the city's diversity.

Jim R. Schumpert, a landscape architect with The Reaves Firm Inc., received his Erosion Prevention Sediment Control (EPSC) certification from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The certification is given to those who complete the training course for Level 1 Fundamentals of EPSC for Construction Sites.

PROPERTY SALES 57 280 1,209
MORTGAGES 55 244 916
BUILDING PERMITS 158 699 2,751