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Barbara Edwards (2003)
is an athletic trainer at
Vanderbilt Sports Medicine in
Nashville, Tenn.
Suzanne Elmore (2003)
is the new volleyball coach
at Kinston High School. An
alumna of the school, Elmore
previously served as a teacher
and coach at Samson High
School.
Emily Millard (2003)
is
an athletic trainer for men’s
and women’s ice hockey
at Middlebury College in
Middlebury, Vt.
Caleb Gardner (2003)
is
an optometrist practicing in
Greenville.
Laquan Brunner (2004)
, a
member of Flowers Foods’
corporate information
technology team, was recently
promoted by the company. In
her new position, Brunner will
oversee user services, manage
the system’s engineering
team and lead IT’s disaster
recovery and internal controls
initiatives. She joined Flowers
Foods in 2004 as director of
information technology for
the decision support team and
in 2007, became the director
of information technology
for the user services and
IT governance teams. She
holds a Master of Business
Administration from TROY.
Kiel Odom (2004)
has
been appointed manager of
the Regions Bank Branch in
Andalusia. Odom has been
employed with Regions since
2002. He and his wife, Katie,
have one son, Mathew Palmer
Odom.
David Slayton (2004)
has
been appointed administrative
director of the Texas Office
of Court Administration. As
director, he will supervise
technical and administrative
services for courts across
Texas, supervise more than
200 employees and oversee
a $45 million annual budget.
He holds a Master of Public
Administration from TROY.
Michael Bond (2005)
is the
principal of Kerang Christian
College in Kerang, Victoria,
in Australia. The college was
established in 1983. Bond will
oversee the growth of the
college as it expands further
into secondary school. He has
worked in government and
independent Christian schools
and has taught in Australia
and the United States.
Crystal Evans (2005)
is an
athletic trainer at Andrews
Institute in Pensacola, Fla.
Casey Nordstrom (2005)
is
an athletic trainer at Andrews
Institute in Pensacola, Fla.
Sarah Dollar (2006)
was
recently selected as Potter
Street Elementary School’s
Teacher of the Year. Dollar, a
first-grade teacher, has been
working at the Bainbridge, Ga.
school for eight years. She and
her husband, Greg, have two
children.
Jenni Hogg (2006)
is an
athletic trainer at Andrews
Institute in Pensacola.
Kyle Sampsell, MS, ATC
(2006)
was recently named
head athletic trainer at Auburn
University-Montgomery.
Corey Lock (2006)
is an
assistant athletic trainer for
football at Mississippi State
University.
Victoria Smith (2006)
,
a teacher at Girard Middle
School in Dothan, is one
of 14 new public school
teachers in Alabama to
receive a grant from the
Alabama Power Foundation.
The grant can be used of
needed classroom materials
and supplies. Candidates are
submitted from among the
state’s public teacher colleges,
and a committee that included
public education school deans
selected winners.
Cody Bush (2007)
recently
graduated from UAB with a
Doctor of Physical Therapy
degree.
Amanda Pouncey (2007)
recently graduated from the
University of South Alabama’s
Physicians Assistant Program.
Tom Amesbury (2008)
has been appointed director
of safety and security at
Florida’s Polk State College.
He retired from the Orlando
Police Department in 2007 as
a master police officer after
an 18-year career with the
department.
Lt. Cmdr. Tina M. Cox
(2009)
was recently selected
as the recipient of the St.
Charles Community College’s
2012 Distinguished Alumni
Award. Cox, a resident
of Highland Park, Ill., is
a perinatal clinical nurse
specialist and is the division
officer for the immunization
and administration clinics
for recruit training at the
Capt. James A. Lovell Federal
Health Care Center.
Wayne Watts (2009)
has
been appointed fire chief in
Panama City, Fla. As chief he
oversees a $5 million annual
budget, five fire stations and
74 firefighters.
Andrew Wilkins (2009)
is employed at Andrews
Institute in Pensacola, Fla.
as an athletic trainer working
with Special Forces.
Lindsay D. Leverett
(2010)
recently received
the Association of
Southeastern Biologists
Student Research Award
during the organizations
annual meeting in Athens,
Ga. Leverett, an East Carolina
Graduate Scholar, received
the award for her paper,
“Defining cryptic seed
heteromorphism in Packera
tomentosa (Asteraceae) using
seed mass characteristics and
germination.” The work is
part of her master’s thesis,
which was recently approved
by the ECU Graduate
School and is in review for
publication in “Annals of
Botany.” Leverett, who was
mentored by Dr. Michael
Woods during her time at
TROY, will begin work on
her doctoral degree at Duke
University this fall.
Sandra McDonald (2011)
,
a teacher at Eastside
Elementary School in
Lafayette, is one of 14 new
public school teachers in
Alabama to receive a grant
from the Alabama Power
Foundation. The grant can
be used of needed classroom
materials and supplies.
Candidates are submitted
from among the state’s
public teacher colleges and
a committee that included
public education school deans
selected winners.
Larry Riner (2011)
has
been named city manager of
Tifton, Ga. He has served as
assistant city manager since
2005 and previously was
public works director from
1999 to 2005. Riner served in
the U.S. Navy for 27 years.