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VOL. 124 | NO. 227 | Wednesday, November 18, 2009




Huff Becomes Enrollment VP at University of Memphis

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Betty Huff
Dr. Tim Micek
Marsha Greene Klimetz
Lowell Hinte
Justin Burns
Malvin Massey Jr.
Dr. Danielle S. McNamara
Taylor Webb

Betty Huff has been named vice provost of enrollment services at the University of Memphis.

Huff previously served as acting dean and associate dean of students at the University of New Orleans, registrar at the University of Kentucky and vice chancellor for enrollment services and management at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Dr. Robert E. Winfrey Jr. has been named the Ross McCain Lynn Chair of History at Memphis University School. Winfrey has taught at MUS for 24 years. His fields of study include Native American history, the American West, the colonial period, the history of Tudor-Stuart England and anthropology. He also coached the MUS soccer team for eight years.

Drs. Michael Kastan and Mary Relling of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, a prestigious branch of the National Academy of Sciences. Kastan is the hospital’s Cancer Center director. Relling is chair of St. Jude Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Dr. Tim Micek has joined Collierville Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Micek comes from Richmond, Ky., where he managed the largest orthopedic practice in the area, including four off-site clinics and coverage of four hospitals.

The Germantown Commissary has launched its newly redesigned Web site, www.commissarybbq.com. Included on the site is an online store, inquiry form for catering customers and a full menu.

Heather Sheppard has joined Chartwell Financial Group in the Employee Benefit division.

Marsha Greene Klimetz, Lowell Hinte and Justin Burns have joined Second to Nunn Design. Klimetz has joined as office administrator and Hinte and Burns have joined as associate designers.

Bill Pickens has been honored as a finalist for the Community Leadership Award by the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation and “Investment News.” Pickens is a financial adviser at Wells Fargo Advisors. He was nominated for the award in recognition of his volunteer work, including his commitment to the Fight of Life program, which helps children with congenital heart defects.

Malvin Massey Jr. has been appointed general manager of WUMR, the campus radio station of the University of Memphis. He previously served as the station’s director of music, program, traffic and production.

Dr. Danielle S. McNamara has been appointed director of the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis. McNamara is a professor of psychology at the university and has published more than 150 papers and brought in more than $8 million in project funding since 2002.

Lucian Pera, a partner at Adams and Reese LLP, has been named among Business TN magazine’s “150 Best Lawyers.” Pera practices in the civil trial arena, including commercial, media, intellectual property and personal injury litigation.

The Germantown Civitan Club has installed new officers. They are Janet Caughley, treasurer; Pam Beasely, secretary; and Daniel Warlick, president.

Walker + Associates has been awarded the 20009 VOX Grandis by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Walker + Associates received the award for its social media campaign “Mind2It,” created for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Running Pony Productions has been awarded five VOX awards by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The company also won two Gold certificates.

Taylor Webb has joined Pickering as a civil engineering intern. Webb is a graduate of the University of Memphis and is a registered engineer intern in the state of Tennessee. He is also a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers.

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