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David E. Layman (2001)
was recently sworn in as
the fre chief of Hampton,
Va. He previously served
as the fre-EMS chief of
Caroline County in Virginia.
Layman is a member of the
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency’s Urban Search
and Rescue Virginia Task
Force, and has been deployed
on a variety of large-scale
incidents, including the bomb-
ing of the Alfred P. Murrah
Federal Building in Oklahoma
City, the Sept. 11 attack on
the Pentagon and numerous
natural disasters.
Andy Brown (2003)
recently named managing
editor of The Greenville
Advocate newspaper. Brown
has spent the last two years
Mote named president
of Troy University’s
Young Alumni Council
Montgomery resident
Todd Mote has been named
president of Troy University’s
Young Alumni Council.
Mote’s appointment was
approved last week by the
TROY Alumni Association’s
Board of Directors. He will
replace Decatur resident Carl
“We are pleased to have
Todd lead our efforts to
connect with and engage our
young alumni,” said Faith
Ward, director of alumni
affairs. “Todd has always
demonstrated excellent
leadership abilities, and he
and his wife, Katy, have been
very active alumni. I look
forward to working with Todd
to develop and implement
new efforts to strengthen the
participation of our younger
Todd Mote
During a recent trip from Miami back to his home in Connecticut, Troy Uni-
versit y alumnus Ian Mar tin made a stop in Brunswick, Ga. Much to his surprise,
he noted a sign displaying the address of TROY’s Brunswick Site and decided to
stop in for a visit. Mar tin earned his Master of Science in Management degree
from TROY’s San Vito Air Station, Italy site in 1988, asked a member of the staff
to snap a photo of him in front of a Troy Universit y flag.
serving as a missionary
with The Navigators in
Almaty, Kazakhstan. He
previously worked with both
The Eufaula Tribune and The
Troy Messenger.
Melissa Grubbs (2003,
was recently promoted
to a manager in the Business
Assurance Practice of Moore
Colson, a Marietta, Ga.-based
accounting frm. Grubbs, a
CPA, has been employed by
Moore Colson since 2007. She
previously worked as a staff
accountant with the account-
ing frm of Draffn & Tucker
in Albany, Ga.
Allen B. Garrison, Jr.
was promoted to the
rank of lieutenant colonel
during a ceremony at Ft.
Bragg, N.C. in June. Garrison
is the 905th Contingency
Contracting Battalion’s execu-
tive offcer and has served in
the Army for 19 years.
Junior Louissaint
is offensive line
coach for the Pike County
High School football team.
A former offensive lineman
for the Trojans’ football team,
Louissaint is perhaps best
remembered for plucking a
DeWhitt Betterson fumble
out of mid-air and running
Formed in 2009, the Young
Alumni Council works to
better engage the University’s
alumni under the age of 35,
and serves under the auspices
of the Alumni Association’s
Board of Directors.
Mote received his bachelor’s
degree in business administra-
tion from TROY in 2002, and
returned to earn his Master
of Business Administration
degree in 2003. He currently
serves as a business banker
for Regions Bank and resides
in Montgomery with his wife,
Katy, a 2002 TROY graduate.
Mote is an active member of
the University’s Montgomery
Metro Alumni Chapter,
serving as past president,
vice present and a current
board member. He is also a
member of the Kiwanis Club
of Montgomery and Emerge
Montgomery, and was a
2010 graduate of Emerge
Torchbearers Leadership
Class. Mote said he views
the opportunity to serve as
a way of giving back to Troy
“I am so excited about
becoming president of the
Young Alumni Council,” he
said. “Over the years, Troy
University has contributed
so much to my life, and I
am truly excited about being
in a position to give back
to our great University. I
believe that these next few
years could be some of the
most exiciting times ever for
TROY, especially for Young
Alumni. Our goal is to keep
these young alumni connected
to the TROY family, and by
doing this, we can continue to
grow our University to even
greater levels.”
63-yards for a game-tying
touchdown against Missouri
during the 2004 season. The
Trojans would go on to beat
the No. 19-ranked Tigers
Robert E. Smith Jr.
has been promoted
to director of planning for
the city of Montgomery.
Smith joined the city of
Montgomery in 2001, serving
as a transportation planner
for three years and a senior
planner for seven. He has
13 years of city and regional
planning experience. Smith
and his wife, Arica, have three
children, Austin, Ellen and
Clint Thomas Wade,
M.D., (2006)
completed all
requirements for graduation
from the University of South
Alabama College of Medicine
in Mobile. Dr. Wade will
begin his residency in anes-
thesiology at the University
of Alabama Medical Center in
Birmingham. Dr. Wade is the
son of Tom and Donna Wade
of Dothan.
Heather Perfetti (2006)
has been named as The State
University of New York
Orange’s new vice president
for academic affairs. She