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The Rev. Frank Scott
retired minister in
the Alabama-West Florida
Conference of the United
Methodist Church, was
recently honored during the
annual Blue Lake Family
Day near Andalusia. During
the ceremonies, the Frank L.
Scott Prayer Labyrinth was
dedicated. Scott, a native
of Brewton, was among
the group credited with
establishing the camp in the
late 1940s.
Larry Groce (1968)
recently inducted into the
Limestone County Sports Hall
of Fame. Groce, who played
football at TROY, was a
two-sport star in football and
track at Tanner High School
before transferring to Athens
High School where he earned
all-state football honors.
Lt. Col. Joseph Paquette
was the first Marine
Corps officer to attend
TROY through the Marine
Corps’ Bootstrap program.
Paquette retired in 1980 with
30 years of service in the
Marine Corps. Now at age 80,
Paquette enjoys his retirement
at Lake Blackshear in Cordele,
Kathy Bozeman (1976)
has joined the Birmingham
accounting firm of Yeager &
Boyd, LLC in the company’s
tax division.
Brenda Russ (1979)
recently appointed director
for the Office of Taxpayer
Advocacy at the Alabama
Department of Revenue.
Mary Frances Garner
has been named
assistant director of external
relations and projects for the
Alabama State Bar. Garner has
more than 25 years experience
in association management,
member service, community
development and hospitality
and travel. She has previously
worked with the Montgomery
Area Chamber of Commerce,
the Alabama Bureau of
Tourism and Travel and most
recently, the Alabama Society
of CPAs.
Forrest S. Latta (1980)
has been named to this year’s
Alabama Super Lawyers list.
Latta, who is a member of
the Troy University Board
of Trustees, works in Burr &
Forman LLP’s Mobile office.
He was selected to the list for
his work in business litigation.
The Super Lawyers list
recognizes lawyers who have
attained high peer recognition,
meet ethical standards and
have demonstrated a degree
of achievement in their field.
Only 5 percent of lawyers in
the state are named by the
Super Lawyers list.
Vann Thornton (1980,
was recently named
head band director at Tift
County High School in
Tifton, Ga. He previously
served as head director at
Bacon County, Dougherty and
Colquitt County high schools.
Faith West Ward (1981,
, Troy University alumni
director, recently completed
the Event Management course
work at Auburn University
Montgomery to obtain her
event planner certification.
Maj. Gen. David E.
Quantock (1983)
assumed responsibility as
the 14th provost marshal
general of the U.S. Army and
took command of the U.S.
Army Criminal Investigation
Command and the Army
Corrections Command. He
will be responsible for all
policing functions within the
Army, as well as leading and
directing the Military Police
Dean C. Bryant (1987,
has been named the
special agent in charge of the
FBI’s St. Louis Field Office.
He previously served as the
chief of the Critical Incident
Response Group’s Hazardous
Devices Operations Section
near Quantico, Va. He has
been employed by the FBI
since 1991.
Brenda Skinner (1987)
a first-grade teacher at Elba
Elementary School, was
recently honored as WSFA-
TV’s “Class Act.” The Class
Act award is given each week
to a teacher who is known to
have gone above and beyond
the call of duty in reaching
her students.
Dr. Byron Cherry (1992)
chief executive officer of
Succeed to Lead, LLC,
has been appointed to
serve on the Norfolk State
University’s Board of Visitors.
Established in 2007, Succeed
to Lead provides services
in financial management to
include budget analysis and
accounting, professional
and administrative
support services, logistics
management, information
technology, leadership
education and development
and personal consulting and
coaching. As the President
and Chief Executive Officer,
Dr. Cherry is responsible
for corporate, strategic and
business planning, financial
management oversight, and
corporate business outreach.
Andrew Davis (1992)
has been named as the new
president of Carney Hospital
in Dorchester, Mass. Davis
is the former chief executive
of the Davis Regional
Medical Center in Statesville,
N.C. and also previously
served as chief executive of
Sandhills Regional Medical
Center in Hamlet, N.C. He
holds a bachelor’s degree
in accounting and a Master
of Business Administration
from TROY and is a Certified
Public Accountant.
Russel L. Honore (1992)
a retired U.S. Army lieutenant
general, served as the keynote
speaker for the Louisiana
State University E.J. Ourso
College of Business diploma
ceremony in May.
Dr. Gina McAllister
is the recipient of
the 2012 Kirkland Award
for Excellence in Teaching
at Chipola College in
Marianna, Fla. McAllister has
worked at the college since
1998 and presently serves
as a professor in Chipola’s
Teacher Education program.
The Kirkland Award, which
honors Carolyn and the late
Willis Kirkland of Marianna,
provides $1,000 to the annual
Lt. Col. Karl Petkovich
(1993, 1994)
is presently
the joint requirements officer
in Force Development, Joint
Requirements and Analysis