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the highest levels of skill and
integrity.” Cole first received
the rating in 2010 and is one
of the youngest attorneys in
Alabama with an “AV” rating.
Emily Williams Knight
has been named
president of Kendall College
in Chicago. Knight brings
more than 15 years of
experience in the education
and hospitality industry
to her role at Kendall
College. She joined Laureate
Education, Inc. in 2011 as
a vice president responsible
for globally expanding access
to the company’s hospitality
management, culinary arts,
and art and design programs.
She previously was the CEO
of New England University
Blake Smith (1998)
hired by Trinity Presbyterian
School in Montgomery as
the new girls’ head varsity
basketball coach. He is a
former Trojan basketball
player who played point guard
for Coach Don Maestri.
Alissa Slade (1999)
was promoted to chief
of the Bureau of Historic
Preservation at the Florida
Department of State. The
Bureau houses state functions
of the National Register
of Historic Places, Florida
Master Site File, Historic
Preservation Grants and Tax
Act Programs, Florida Folklife
Program and Florida Main
Street Program. Slade holds
a bachelor’s in history with
minors in anthropology and
music from TROY, and an
M.A. in Anthropology and a
Museum Studies Certification
from Florida State University.
She is a member of Chi
Omega sorority, and serves as
a chapter advisor at FSU.
David Stephens (1999)
joined the theater company
Theater Works. He has done
puppetry with “Sesame
Street” and many other
• Stacey Lynne McGilvray
Was recently selected
as a 2012 Honorary Flight
Commander for the 53rd
Wing of Eglin Air Force
Base, Fla. She will spend the
next year learning about and
participating in squadron
events. She will complete
her year with a flight in an
F-15. McGilvray has been
with Regions Bank for 10
years where she holds the
position of vice president
of community banking. She
is a member of the Emerald
Coast Alumni Chapter.
Derek Robinson (2000)
was named the director of
environmental services at
Flowers Hospital in Dothan.
Brett Vann (2000)
chairman of the Pike County
Republican Party, qualified
for Pike County Commission
District 4.
Tanae Wolo-Williams
of Johns Creek, Ga.,
recently earned a Doctorate
in Management (Accounting)
from Walden University.
Jennifer Ellis (2003)
was honored by the Elmore
County School System as
December’s Visual and
Performing Arts Teacher
of the Month at Eclectic
Elementary School.
Rose Battle (2004)
assistant vice president and
financial center manager
of the downtown Aliant
Bank branch, is moving to
the southeast branch on
East South Boulevard in
Montgomery where she will
have the same position.
Tyler Peterson (2004)
recently appointed as dean
of admissions and recruiting
at Auburn University at
Derrick Ansley (2005)
as joined the University of
Tennessee’s football coaching
staff as cornerbacks coach.
Ansley spent the past two
seasons helping coach the
University of Alabama’s
secondary and previously
coached defensive backs for
five seasons at Huntington
College in Montgomery.
Michelle Crook (2005)
was elected to the Dabney S.
Lancaster Community College
Educational Foundation
Board of Directors. The
Board of Directors is the
governing body of the
non-profit organization and
is comprised of volunteer
representatives for the
college’s service region. The
mission of the Foundation
is to raise funds for student
scholarships and other
instructional needs.
Hollye Miller (2005)
recently earned board
certification from the
Commission for Case
Manager Certification, the
first and largest certification
board in the case management
field. She is currently
employed by Lanier Health
Robert E. Smith Jr. (2005)
was promoted to director
of planning for the City of
Britney Bell (2006)
earned a Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine degree from Auburn
Capt. Myles A. Frohling
has assumed
command of the U.S.
Army’s Warren Recruiting
Co. headquartered in Niles,
Ohio. He has been deployed
in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom and
Operation Iraqi Freedom
numerous times.
Derek Grissett (2006)
has been promoted to
the position of branch
manager at Scottstrade, Inc.
in Montgomery. Grissett
earned his bachelor’s degree
in finance and is completing
his Master of Business
Administration from TROY.
Jake Hendrix (2006)
recently earned a Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine degree
from Auburn University.
David Hernandez (2006)
recently earned a Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine degree
from Auburn University.
• Saundra Ross-Forrest
is one of 10 librarians from
across the country to receive the
Carnegie Corporation of New York/
New York Times’ “I Love MY Librarian
Award” for community service. Ross-
Forrest, is manager of the Birmingham
Public Library’s North Avondale Branch.