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William Chesser (1959,
recently completed his
service to the Spectra Care
Health Systems, Inc. Board,
formally Wiregrass Mental
Health Board. He served on
the board for 24 years.
Judy Powe (1966)
inducted into the Alabama
Independent School
Association Hall of Fame
class of 2011. She is a middle
school math teacher at Wilcox
Roy J. Crawford (1971)
was named one of the leading
lawyers of Alabama by the
Birmingham Business Journal.
James E. Arrington
was recently named
headmaster at Abbeville
Christian Academy. Arrington
comes to ACA from Macon-
East Montgomery Academy
where he served for five years
as head of school.
Frank Garrett (1974)
appointed to the Ozark City
Council to complete the 15
months left remaining in the
term of the vacant place 1
council seat. Garrett is city
president of the CB&T Bank
in Ozark.
H. William Wasden (1978)
a partner in the Mobile Office
of the law firm Burr &
Forman, has been selected for
inclusion in The Best Lawyers
in America 2012 in the
Industry of Litigation – Labor
& Employment.
The Rev. Calvin McLoyd Jr.
was recently installed
as president of the United
Missionary Baptist State
Convention of Ohio, the
governing body overseeing
five district associations and
43 Baptist churches. He has
been a pastor since 1978.
Forrest S. Latta (1980)
a partner in Burr & Forman
LLP’s Mobile office, has been
selected for inclusion in The
Best Lawyers in America
2012. Latta, who is a member
of the Troy University Board
of Trustees, was selected for
inclusion in the Industries
of Appellate Practice and
Insurance Law section of the
listing. In addition, Latta was
included in the “Movers and
Shapers” article that was a
part of Business Alabama’s
“Spotlight on Mobile County.”
The article appeared in the
magazine’s December 2011
Heidi M. Isom (1981)
a long-time marketing and
business development
professional in Georgia,
has opened an office of
Keylingo Translations, one of
the nation’s fastest growing
professional translation
companies. The office is
located in metro Atlanta and
serves businesses statewide.
Dawn Railey (1982)
director of sales for LBA
Associates, received the
company’s Director of Sales
Award for the third quarter
of 2011. Railey is responsible
for sales and events for the
Courtyard by Marriott and
Hampton Inn in Troy.
Wanda McElrath-Frazier
was recently voted
into the Coosa Valley
Fraternal Order of Police
(Lodge 8) as an associate
member commemorating 17
years of service in security
with 22 awards. Additionally,
McElrath-Frazier has 15 years
of service as an amateur radio
operator and is a volunteer
examiner with the American
Radio Relay League.
Therese M. Lahnstein
is an associate
professor at Columbus State
University in Columbus, Ga.
She was recently recognized
by Cambridge’s Who’s Who
for showing dedication,
leadership and excellence in
higher education.
Dr. Michael Patterson
is co-author of the
book Have a Nice Conflict,
recently released by Jossey-
Bass publishers. Written in
the form of a novel, the book
reveals many of the dynamics
Janice Schmitt Phillips,
General Manager of Olgoonik Global Security
in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), cuts the ribbon on the company’s new
office in January with U.S. Ambassador Michael H. Corbin. The company’s new
office will support the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and provide logistical and other
support for the growing U.S. mission to the UAE. Phillips is a 1989 graduate of
Pike County Alumni Chapter holds membership drive
The Pike County Alumni Chapter held a membership drive and a drawing for a
$300 student scholarship during the Trojans’ home basketball game on Jan. 21.
More than 300 students entered the drawing for the scholarship and the chapter
welcomed four new members during the event.
In March, the Pike County Chapter served as sponsor for the reunion weekend of
the 1986-87 Trojan baseball teams. The 1986 and 1987 teams won back-to-back
NCAA Division I I national championships.