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and Internet technology for
BISYS Insurance Services
(Harrisburg, Pa.). He holds
a Master of Business
Administration with a
concentration in management
from TROY.
Dean Gwin (1991)
recently elected as the 2014
chairman of the board of
the Precast/Prestressed
Concrete Institute (PCI).
Gwin serves as president and
chief operations officer of
Gate Construction Materials
Group, headquartered in
Jacksonville, Fla. He also
serves as a trustee for the PCI
Foundation, a not-for-profit
education and scientific
association whose mission
is to foster educational and
research initiatives focused on
innovative approaches to the
integrated and sustainable use
of precast concrete design,
fabrication and construction.
Michelle H. Harris (1992)
has been named principal of
Dalraida Elementary School
in Montgomery. She has
served as assistant principal
at the school for 18 of her 27
years with the Montgomery
Public Schools. Harris has also
served as an assistant principal
at Chisholm and Head
elementary schools and a
classroom teacher at Dannelly
Elementary School.
Jonathan Kilpatrick (1992,
of Crawfordville, Fla.,
was recently appointed to
the Tallahassee Community
College Board of Trustees
by Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
Kilpatrick is a technology
manager for the City of
Tallahassee and currently
serves as a commissioned
captain for cyber systems
in the Florida Air National
Major Lane (1993)
, who
coached at Pike County
and Goshen High schools
for more than 30 years,
has been inducted into the
Alabama High School Athletic
Association Hall of Fame.
The ceremony took place
at the Renaissance Hotel in
Montgomery in March.
During 10 seasons
at Goshen, Lane led the
boys’ basketball team to a
187-46 record and several
appearances in the state
tournament, including trips
to the final four in 1996
and 2001. Before going to
Goshen, Lane served six years
as head basketball coach at
Pike County and three years
at Ariton. Although known
mostly as a basketball coach,
Lane knows his way around
the gridiron as well. While
at Pike County, Lane served
as the Bulldogs’ defensive
coordinator under iconic head
coach Wayne Grant, helping
lead the Bulldogs to back-to-
back state titles in 1988 and
1989. Lane also is an ordained
minister and pastor at Mt.
Carmel Missionary Baptist
Church in Troy.
Ronda McCaul Walker
was recently
appointed by Gov. Robert
Bentley to fill the empty seat
on the Montgomery County
Walker previously worked
as field representative for
Congresswoman Martha Roby
and also previously worked
on the legislative staff of Sen.
Richard Shelby. She is the
president of TROY’s Greater
Montgomery Alumni Chapter
and is a member of the
Montgomery Rotary Club and
the Capital City Republican
Women. Walker is married
with four children.
Jennifer Coleman (1996)
was recently named the
2013 Outstanding CPA in
Government Impact Award
Winner, Federal Level.
She is a Certified Public
Accountant (CPA), Certified
Government Financial
Management (CGFM),
and a Chartered Global
Management Accountant
(CGMA). Coleman’s
government accounting career
began in 1982. Since then,
she has worked for the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers,
Department of Energy,
Internal Revenue Service, and
the United States Department
of Agriculture. She has 29
years of government service.
Richard McCorkle (1997)
has been appointed to
the River Valley Regional
Commission Council by
Georgia Gov. Nathan
Deal. McCorkle has served
as superintendent of
Marion County Schools
since 1999. He is a
member of the Georgia
School Superintendents
Association and the Marion
County Chamber of
Commerce. He serves on
the Valley Partnership Joint
Development Authority
board of directors, Columbus
State University Advisory
Committee, and as chair of
the Chattahoochee-Flint
RESA Board of Control.
He served nine years on the
board of directors for South
Georgia Technical College.
McCorkle and his wife,
Marie, have two children,
Jenny and Richard, and two
Chris Payne (1998)
, an
instructor at Dothan High
School, has been named the
state’s secondary education
teacher of the year and
Alabama’s alternate Teacher
of the Year. Payne was one of
four finalists for the 2014-
2015 Alabama Teacher of the
Year award. A veteran teacher,
having worked at Dothan
High School for seven of his
16 years of teaching, Payne
currently teaches art and
also serves as adviser for the
school’s Students Against
Destructive Decisions chapter,
one of the school’s largest
student organizations.
David B. Lillefloren (1999)
was recently appointed to
the Maryland Chapter of the
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Board of Directors. A former
U.S. Navy commander,
Lillefloren earned a Master of
Public Administration from
TROY. He served seven years
active duty in the Navy and
13 years in the Navy Reserves.
Lillefloren now serves as
director of asset management
for Exelon Generation.
training at the local, state or
national level. Brantley was
named the Jerry Rhea Georgia
Athletic Trainer of the Year
in 2006. He served as head
athletic trainer for Newnan
High School and physical
education teacher at Ruth
Hill Elementary School from
1981-2012. Brantley and wife,
Susan, a teacher at Arnco-
Sargent, have two sons, Asher
and Mason.
Tammy Griffin (1981)
the owner of “A Catered
Affair” at Chantilly Place
and has been cooking and
serving delicious food to
residents in and around the
Montgomery area since 1996.
She also serves others through
mission work with her church.
Tammy is married to Scott
Griffin and they have two
children, Jake, 26, and Jessica,
Faith West Ward (1981,
, director of Alumni
Affairs at Troy University,
has been appointed to the
Salvation Army Advisory
Board in Montgomery.
Jamie Faltz (1985)
, general
manager of California
Cartage Co. in Suffolk, will
serve as an instructor for the
Logistic Management Career
Studies Certificate program
at Paul D. Camp Community
College. Faltz will teach a
class on transportation and
Dr. Theresa Harden (1986)
is retiring from the Baldwin
County School System
after 31 years of service in
education in Alabama. A
native of Pensacola, Fla.,
Harden has served for the
past nine years as principal of
Rosinton Elementary School.
Ted Clem (1988)
has been
named as a senior project
manager by the Alabama
Department of Commerce. A
veteran economic developer,
Clem has served as a recruiter
in Alabama, Florida and
John Ferguson (1971)
a member of the Troy
University Foundation Board
of Directors, is opening a new
restaurant on The Square in
downtown Ozark. “Johnny’s
Barcelona Tapas Restaurant”
is slated to open in the former
Brown’s Drug Store location
on Aug. 23, just in time for
start of the Trojan football
Ken English (1975)
, a
retired coach and teacher,
has published a book on
how he believes America
and its taxation system can
be fixed. The book, “More
Common Sense,” was released
through WestBow Press and
features sections on America’s
education system, religion,
the American family, welfare,
Congress and the country’s
taxation system. He and
his wife, Patsy, make their
home near Elba and have
two grown children and six
Thomas Equels (1975,
has been appointed the
new chief financial officer
at Hemispherx Biopharma,
Inc. Hemispherx Biopharma,
Inc. is an advanced specialty
pharmaceutical company
engaged in the manufacture
and clinical development
of new drug entities for
treatment of seriously
debilitating disorders. Equels
previously served as executive
vice chairman, secretary
and general counsel for the
company. For more than 30
years, his legal practice has
focused on complex business
litigation, including cases
related to corporate finance
and market issues. He also
has extensive experience in
international matters, having
served as counsel for the
Republic of Panama and
the People’s Republic of
China’s Chinese National
Petroleum Corp. Equels holds
both bachelor’s and master’s
degrees from TROY.
James N. Brantley, Jr.
was inducted into
the Georgia Athletic Trainers
Association (GATA) Hall of
Fame in January, 2013. The
honor is the highest bestowed
by the organization, is given
to those who have provided
exemplary contributions to
the profession of athletic
Georgia in a career that dates
back to the early 1990s. Most
recently, he was president
of the Albany-Dougherty
Economic Development
Commission in Georgia,
where he led efforts to create
a new industrial park, establish
an incentives fund and recover
jobs lost during the recession.
John Fogg (1988)
authored the book “By the
Grace of God,” published
by Outskirts Press, Inc. The
book chronicles Fogg’s life
experiences, which on several
occasions could have resulted
in his death. Fogg served as a
Marine Corps fighter pilot for
20 years and in that time, he
flew 200 combat air missions
in Viet Nam, was selected as a
demonstration pilot with the
Blue Angels, graduated from
the Navy Fighter Weapons
School, Top Gun, and served
as the commanding officer
of VMFA 122, a Marine
Corps Fighter Squadron.
Upon his retirement from
the Corps, he was elected
to the Pensacola, Fla. City
Council where he served as a
district representative, at-large
representative and mayor for
nearly 20 years. He served as
the mayor for more than 14
years, longer than anyone in
the City’s history.
Douglas W. Fisher (1990)
has been appointed as
president of Computer
Support Services, Inc. (CSSI),
an international technology
firm based in Lewisburg,
Pa. Fisher has held various
leadership roles during
his more than 30 years of
management experience,
including chief operations
officer of AFS Energy
Systems (Lemoyne, Pa.) and
vice president of marketing
Alumnus on Super Lawyer List
Alumnus and Troy University Trustee C. Gibson Vance was
recently selected for inclusion on the 2014 Super Lawyers list.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a research-
driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who
have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional
achievement. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to
those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice.
Vance, a Beasley Allen shareholder, was one of 18 attorneys
selected from the Montgomery-based firm.
• Gibson Vance
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