CLASS NOTES 1950s Angela Layton (’99), Joelton, Tenn., is
president of Meeting Professionals Baby Raiders
Joe D. McElroy (’53), Murfreesboro, International’s Tennessee chapter.
recently retired as an elder of the Joseph Lisle (’90), Irmo, S.C., has been Tanner Noah Brackin, born May 4, Isabella Amanda Hansen, born March
Lascassas Church of Christ. named employee of the year at the 2009, to Amy (’04, ’05) and Curt Brackin 25, 2009, to Tina and Dr. Brian Hansen
Ronald B. McRady (’59), Lewisburg, University of South Carolina.
William F. Meehan III (’96), New of Knoxville, Tenn. (’04) of Seaside, Calif.
Tenn., is retired from Tennessee state gov-
ernment after 31 years of service. He York, N.Y., is the author of Conversations Elizabeth “Ellie” Callaway Donald, Melanie Autumn Milliken, born May
recently has been elected city councilman. with William F. Buckley Jr: A Bibliography. born Jan. 6, 2009, to Jamie (’01) and Ryan 5, 2009, to Pamela (’93) and Scott
Daniel Percey (’97, ’05), Murfreesboro,
Donald (’09) of Murfreesboro. Milliken of Smyrna, Tenn.
is an inside sales manager for Service-
Source. Ethan Jensen Evans, born May 21, Chase Long Russell, born June 5,
Preston Steinle (’98, ’00), Henderson- 2009, to Mandy and Zach Evans (’04) of 2009, to Patience Long (’01) and Brian
William Cornes (’69), Augusta, Ga., is ville, Tenn., is a project manager for
retired from Wachovia Securities. Franklin, Tenn. Russell (’00) of Bloomington, Ill.
National Resources Company.
Marjory Hardison (’69), Marietta, Ga., Rob Wilson (’98), Madison, Tenn., vice Ella Ruth Farmer, born May 2, 2009, to Cruz Christian Wilkins, born July 8,
is retired from Cobb County Schools as a president of Stones River Companies, has Jackie (’98, ’04) and Eric Farmer of 2009, to Casie (’01) and Christopher
special education teacher. been selected by the Nashville Business
Michael N. Murphy (’68), Murfreesboro. Wilkins (’98) of Nashville, Tenn.
Journal as a “Forty Under 40” honoree.
Chattanooga, Tenn., is a retired FBI Chris Yates (’98), Murfreesboro, is an
agent/supervisory special agent and cur- area manager for SunDance.
rently serves as an assistant vice presi-
dent of Unum Insurance Company. MTSU and the Office of Alumni Relations extend deepest sympathy to the families and
friends of alumni who have passed away.
Ryan Blazer (’04), Los Angeles, Calif.,
is an assistant for William Morris 1930s
Endeavor Entertainment. Sarah Smith (’33), College Park, Ga., passed away June 18, 2009.
Dr. Linda Gilbert (’72, ’79, ’91), Joshua T. Causey (’08), Vilseck, AE, is
Murfreesboro, was named the Tennessee a medical platoon leader for the U.S.
Education Association’s distinguished Army and recently earned the Expert 1950s
higher education professional in 2008 and Medical Badge at Grafenwohr, Germany. James Render Carden (’56), Mulberry, Tenn., passed away April 7, 2009.
also received the MTSU Foundation’s Silviu Ciulei (’08), Murfreesboro, won
2008 Public Service Award for her com- Ed Murray (’52), The Villages, Fla., passed away May 29, 2009.
the $1,000 Fifth Prize in the Parkening
munity work. Anne Tompkins (’52), Suwanee, Ga., passed away Jan. 26, 2009.
International Guitar Competition at
John Heatherly (’71), Knoxville, Tenn., Pepperdine University in May.
has been inducted into the Greater Zachary B. Ferrell (’09), Murfreesboro, 1960s
Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame.
is an officer trainee for the Metropolitan Frank Philip Dawson (’62, ’65), Pulaski, Tenn., passed away Feb. 28, 2009.
Nashville Airport Authority.
Mary Ann Jenkins (’63), Nashville, Tenn., passed away July 20, 2006.
Janelle Fey (’02), Anchorage, Alaska, is
Lee Anne Allen Carmack (’87, (’92), a multimedia teacher at Clark Middle
Murfreesboro, has launched a new Web School. 1970s
site, www.yardsalefrog.com. Jamie Fuller (’07), Nashville, Tenn., is
James Michael Miner (’77), Sevierville, Tenn., passed away July 24, 2008.
Kelly Lockhart Dodson (’88, ’95), a 7th grade math teacher at West Wilson
Middle School in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Dr. Anne Sloan (’71), Murfreesboro, passed away April 4, 2009.
Ashland City, Tenn., has been named a
Tennessee Education Association Careasa Greer (’05), Murfreesboro, is
Distinguished Classroom Teacher. She a licensed insurance agent and registered
teaches English and journalism in securities representative for Farmers
Cheatham County and teaches journalism Insurance - Careasa Greer Agency.
at Austin Peay State University. Michael Haley (’00), Franklin, Tenn.,
Kent Evetts (’81), Greenbrier, Tenn., is is CIO of Interconit Inc.
an operating unit manager for Barge Russell Henderson (’01), German-
Tenn., is a client strategy director for
Waggoner Sumner and Cannon Inc. and
has graduated from the Leadership
Kari Janetvilay (’06), Murfreesboro,
Robertson County program.
has achieved the Certified Professional
Laurette Hughes (’86, ’99, ’01),
Secretary rating by passing all parts of
Murfreesboro, is a school counselor in
the CPS exam.
U Kyum “Dylon” Lee (’06), South
Daniel Jackson (’86), Nashville, Tenn.,
Korea, is a marketer for Universal Music
was elected 2008-09 president of Civitan
Lt. J.G. David S. Mason (’06), Kings-
Brian Knox (’87), Sussex, Wis., is vice
ville, Texas, recently was designated a
president of the Milwaukee-based firm of
Naval Flight Officer and received his
Zeppos & Associates and has earned a
“Wings of Gold” after completing the
Paragon Award from the Southeastern
Advanced Jet Navigation Course with
Wisconsin chapter of the Public Relations
Training Squadron 22, Naval Air Station
Society of America.
Jeffery Milstead (’82), Murfreesboro, Leslie Merritt (’07, ’08), Collierville,
is an auditor and investigator for the Tenn., is a chapter services manager for
Tennessee Department of Labor and Kappa Delta Sorority national headquar-
Workforce Development in Nashville. In ters.
addition, he is the public address Randal Miller (’01), Murfreesboro, is a
announcer for the MTSU baseball and project manager for Perot Systems and a
soccer teams. disabled Purple Heart veteran of Iraq and
Phillip Mark Summers (’80), Corona, Afghanistan.
Calif., is vice president for Amerisource- Jason Nelson (’04), Round Rock Texas,
Bergen Pharmaceutical Corporation. He is has been named legislative director for
also a retired U.S. Army, Army National Texas State Representative Jim Pitts, chair
Guard and U.S. Army Reserves lieutenant of the House Committee on
John “Chip” Walters (’85), Tien Nguyen (’07), Nashville, Tenn.,
Murfreesboro, is director of broadcasting has been awarded the CRI Accounting
for Nelligan Sports Marketing at MTSU Scholarship from Carr, Riggs & Ingram
and will serve as play-by-play announcer LLC. He is pursuing his M.S. degree in
for Blue Raider football and men’s basket- accounting at MTSU.
Meagan Webb (’06), Nashville, Tenn.,
recently won the Mannington’s inaugural
Tx:style competition at the NeoCon
Chuck Bibeau (’98), Franklin, Tenn., is World’s Trade Fair. Her “Squareberry”
vice president of Bank of America, N.A. design will be produced in six different
John Harrison (’99), Gray, Tenn., is colorways by the carpet manufacturer
corporate pilot for Eastman Chemical Co. launching in early 2010.
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