Special Awards to Alumni
Dr. Susan A. Appling, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS , Natural Science 1985, received the American Physical Therapy Association’s Lucy Blair Service Award during the association’s NEXT Conference & Exposition held in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 11-14, 2014. See the article on Alumni Awards later in this newsletter.
Ben Bradford (Chism) has a single on itunes and has been on CMT Pure (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tequila-makes-world-go-round/id835030326). He will be in Memphis soon. He routinely plays in Nashville and Florida. Ben will be playing a concert at CBU on Sept 27th.
Analice Hosey Sowell, Chemistry 2002 & MAT 2005, was named the Memphis University School (MUS) teacher of the year at graduation as voted by the Senior Class. She also earned the Outreach Volunteer Award from the local section of the American Chemical Society. See also the Special Article on Awards to Alumni later in this newsletter.
Graduations from professional schools
Michael Antone, Biology 2009, graduated from UTHSC with a D.D.S.
Jeremy Armstrong, Biology 2008, graduated with a J.D. degree from the University of Memphis law school.
Kathleen Nelson Goldberg, Biology 2011, graduated from UTHSC with a D.P.T. (Physical Therapy)
Teair’e (Carmichael) LaShae, Natural Science 2012, graduated from UTHSC with a M.S.N. (Nursing)
Sally Lynch, Natural Science 2007, graduated with a D.V.M. from the Louisiana State University Veterinary School.
Rachael Reese Covington, Biomedical Science 2012, graduated with her M.S. in Genetic Counseling from the University of Alabama Birmingham. She is working as a Genetic Counselor at the West Clinic in Memphis and married Michael Covington in June 2014.
Binoh Shah, Chemistry 2010, graduated from UTHSC with a Pharm.D., He received the leadership award from Memphis’ local Pharmacists Society.
Graduate School Acceptances and New Jobs
Natalie Hurt Birch, Biology 2011, and Hajra Motiwala, Natural Science 2011, (on the right in the image) were in the CBU PA white coat ceremony in May.
Sherita Granderson, Biology 2013, is starting medical laboratory science at Baptist College, Memphis, this month.
Jessica Green, Biochemistry 2013, has accepted a job teaching AP chemistry and coaching at Arlington High School.
Andrew Greenop, Mathematics & Mechanical Engineering 2012, has been accepted to the Nuclear Engineering Program at UC Berkeley for the fall of 2014.
Dr. Oscar Herrera, Chemistry 2006 and Pharm. D. UTCHS 2011 & Pediatric Nutrition Support Fellowship UTCHS/LeBonheur 2014, become a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UTHSC College of Pharmacy. “Special mention goes to William Busler, Martha Holt, Mike Worsham, Tara Parish and Rich Helms; these people took a chance on me when nobody would, I would not be where I am without them. I will be forever grateful!” (Dr. William Busler is Professor Emeritus in Chemistry at CBU.)
Hannah Kurtz started Pharmacy School at UTCHS this month. She left CBU early to start this month.
Mercedes Thomas-Mitchusson started Dental Hygene School at UTHSC.
Huong Tran, Biology 2011, finished an M.S. in nursing at UTHSC about a year ago but has just started her doctoral program in nursing and is hoping to teach in the future.
Dana Pabalate Zimmerman , Biology 2012, M.S.N., will start D.N.P. in August in pediatrics at UTHSC. Dana is pictured above with her new husband, Jacob Zimmerman. They were married in July. Dana has started working at St Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, which she describes as her dream job.
Dr. Supriya (Suzy) Ponnapula , Biology 2010, has accepted a Pharmacy residency position at TVHS VA in Nashville, TN, and loves it so far.
Papers Published by Alums
Jessica Hines Beard, Biology 2010, presented a paper at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) international meeting in Orlando Fla. Pictured with Jessica are Dr. Tonia Rex, her Ph.D. advisor at Vanderbilt, and Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, professor of Biology at CBU The title of her poster was “Early and age-related changes in the glaucomatous DBA/2J retina”.
Brent Holmes, Mathematics & Physics 2013, had a paper published in the journal Geombinatorics 2014, Pages 158-169, entitled: Rainbow Colorings of Some Geometrically Defined Uniform Hypergraphs in the Plane . Brent also passed his qualifying exams in the Ph.D. program in Mathematics at the University of Kansas this past month.
Marriages & Engagements
Christian Bahniuk, Biology 2014, and Andrew Sillyman (works at West Memphis Steel) announced their engagement on August 6, 2014.
Anna Birg, Biochemistry 2014, and William Mitchell, Marketing 2013, announced their engagement on August 8, 2014.
Jessica Dunn, Biology 2013, married Wesley Garrett June 2014. Jessica is a first year pharmacy student at Union University
Dr. Brinson Boyte Hargraves , Biology 1999 & UTHSC 2004, was married on August 23rd to Dr. Adam Owens. They are currently practicing and residing in Jonesboro, AR.
Kristi Prevost, Biology 2010 and Aaron Camp were married in New Orleans, LA. on Saturday, August 26, 2014. Kristi is currently in veterinay school at LSU.
Dr. Robert Appling, Biology 2003, and his wife, Jenny, had a baby girl, Avery Lynn, on July 24, 2014.
Dr. Justin Carmichael, (left CBU early in 2006 for medical school) and his wife, Jessica, welcomed their daughter, Mallory Faith, on May 20, 2014. They are currently living in the Dallas/Ft Worth area, in Grapeville, TX.
Dr. Kyle Markaway, Natural Science 2007, and his wife, Jess, had their first child, a son, Kyle Christopher, on June 18, 2014. Kyle is currently working as a physical therapist at Tri State Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Knoxville TN area.
Brad and Michelle Moats McCullough, Natural Science 2007, announce the birth of their first child, Mindy Grace McCullough, weighing in at 7 lbs., 7oz. and measuring 20 inches in length, on August 20.
Dr. Frank Ramirez, Chemistry 2008 and Pharm. D. Union 2012, and Erin Green Ramirez, Natural Science 2008, had their first child, a girl, Ryan Elizabeth, on August 15th. Everyone is doing fine! Frank is currently a manager at WalMart Pharmacy.
Kim Ries Whittington, Biology 2003 and MHIRT 2004, and her husband Alan, Mathematics 2005, welcomed their daughter, Remy Nichole, on May 13, 2014. They are currently living in Houston, TX.
Dr. Christopher Sage, Biology 2005 & UTHSC 2009, and his wife, Carrie, had their second child, a girl, Allie Claire, in April 2014. Christopher is currently working at Med Communications and lives in Covington, TN.
Dr. Jerad Schultz , Biology 2006 & MHIRT 2005 & UTHSC 2010, and his wife, Kaye, had their second child, Robert Matthew, on Feb 3, 2014. Jerad is currently a physical therapist at BMH, Memphis.