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Joe and Shirley reside in
Madison, Alabama.
Erica McElhaney
will serve as the chair
for the 2012 Mobile Historic
Home Tour. A member of the
Historic Mobile Preservation
Society’s Advisory Board,
McElhaney and her husband,
Ken (1982), have twice
opened their own homes for
the tour, once while living on
Georgia Avenue and last year
when they opened their newly
restored home on Govern-
ment Street.
Ben Bates (1984)
Trojan golfer recently made
his debut on the PGA Cham-
pions Tour in Blaine, Minn.,
during the 3M Championship.
Bates, who was a three-time
All-American on the TROY
golf team, currently holds
the record for the player who
has made the most cuts on
the Nationwide Tour. Bates
turned to former Trojan
baseball player Garry “Moe”
Bassett, his old college room-
mate, to serve as his caddie
for his debut on the tour.
Scott Marquess (1986)
is an estimator with Tube-
light’s new Rock Hill, S.C.
Richard Dennis (1991)
principal of Wetumpka High
School, was recently named
the 2011-12 Alabama High
School Principal of the
Year by the Alabama As-
sociation of Secondary School
Principals. He will represent
Alabama at the national level
in judging of high school
leaders by the National As-
sociation of Secondary School
Principals this fall.
Jimmie Fryer (1991)
been named superintendent
of the Barbour County
School System. He previously
served as principal at Barbour
County High School.
John McCall (1991)
recently named chief of the
University’s Police Depart-
McCall, a criminal justice
graduate, recently retired
from the Montgomery Police
Department as a captain and
has more than 20 years of law
enforcement experience.
He and his wife, Stephanie,
also a TROY alumna, have
two sons – Justin, 16, and
John Keith, 20.
Larry McQuiston (1992)
was recently named principal
of Montgomery’s Robert E.
Lee High School. He previ-
ously served as an administra-
tor at Central High School in
Phenix City.
Donna Gilman (1994)
was recently promoted to
assistant vice president at
United Bank in Atmore. She
previously served as a training
Will O’Rear (1994)
recently joined the staff of
the Samaritan Counseling
Center where he will help
launch and direct the center’s
family and domestic media-
tion program. He is a former
family court judge.
J. Robbin Thompson (1996)
was recently promoted to the
position of city president of
Trinity Bank’s new Enterprise
location. Thompson, who has
more than 14 years of bank-
ing experience, joined Trin-
ity in 2010. He and his wife,
Mandy, reside in Enterprise
with their daughters, Abby
and Emma.
Mitch Alexander (1996)
has been promoted to man-
ager of FlightSafety’s Learning
Center in Daleville. Flight-
Safety International is the
world’s premier professional
aviation training company and
supplier of fight simulators,
visual systems and displays
to commercial, government
and military organizations.
Alexander joined FlightSafety
as an instructor at the Da-
leville Learning Center in
2002 and was later promoted
to program manager of the
center’s Navy UC-12 training
activities. He most recently
served as assistant manager of
the center.
Jennifer Atkins (1997)
was recently appointed as vice
president of marketing and
operations for The Waters, a
master planned community
located in Pike Road, accord-
ing to Tommy Brigham,
president and CEO of ARK
Real Estate Strategies. The
Waters is the largest residential
real estate development in
ARK’s portfolio. Atkins,
formerly vice president of
marketing for Aronov Realty
Management Inc., brings more
than 18 years of experience in
the marketing and real estate
Melisa Knight-Campbell
has joined Greenville
Newspapers LLC as a market-
ing consultant. She and her
husband, Todd Campbell,
have two children, Camden
and Allie Carson.
Michael Files (2000)
, a
lieutenant commander in the
Navy, has been named 2011
Sailor of the Year by Navy
Times, a weekly newspaper for
active and retired Navy per-
sonnel and their families. Files
is founder and chair
man of “A Brighter Future
Foundation,” a nonproft
scholarship organization that
encourages global citizenship
among youth. He is also a
member of the Human Rights
Commission in Arlington, Va.;
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity;
the community relationships
task force of the Boy Scouts
of America; and the Alexan-
dria, Va. Jaycees. Since being
stationed with the Navy in the
Washington, D.C. area, Files
has coordinated more than 45
community service projects.
Antonio Ford (2001)
was recently hired to lead the
football program at Sipsey
Valley High School in Buhl.
Ford previously served as
the defensive line coach at
Hillcrest High School.
Two-year-old Mary Grace Robison, the daughter of TROY alumni Virginia
(Smith) and Keith Robison, shows off her Trojan spirit. Virginia (2007) was a
member of Phi Mu Sororit y, whi le Keith (2009) was a member of Sigma Alpha
Epsi lon fraternit y.