Harold Thomas Spikes (‘47) is currently retired and living in Martin.He has worked as a federal civil service administrative officer, for the Tennessee Cigar Company as a packing foreman, has owned the H&F School of SVC, and for the State of Tennessee as a sanitarian. He attended Tulane University from 1944-1945, California Polytech Institute in 1945, Iowa University in 1945, and the U.S. Army Engineer School from 1980-1989. He is the president of Martin’s Lions Club, the Commander of the American Legion, the Commander of the Tennessee Defense Force, and was a member of the Weakley County Court. His hobbies include fishing and photography. He has three children. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
William P. Malloy (’58) currently lives in Chicago, Ill. He has two children, Jennifer Quinlan, 44, and Catherine Alloy, 2. Email: email@example.com
Tony Austin (‘62), one of the originating members of Pi Kappa Alpha, lives in Nashville. He retired from a 35-year career as a teacher and coach with the Metro Nashville school system. While at UTM, he became the first four-year letterman in baseball, hitting .320. He was the MVP of his sophomore year.
Wilbur Edmiston (‘63) is the founder of the Wilbur and Peggy Edmiston Walk-on Endowed Scholarship.
Darrel Smith (‘63) served as a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War and has since retired as a pilot for Northwest Airlines. He and his wife, Glenda, live in Rapid City, S.D.
Romeo Duncan (‘64) received his master’s from the University of Memphis in 1966.
Timothy W. Crigger (‘74) and his wife, Lana L. Crigger, live in Memphis. Both are retired teachers. Timothy retired from a 37-year career teaching in Weakley, Crockett and Shelby counties. He won the Walmart Regional Teacher of the Year Award in 2006. He loves golfing and writing.
Gregg Cosby (’77) was an education major and now lives in Gleason. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Buddy Bibb (‘79) became the director of schools for Tipton County on July 1, 2011.
Pamela F. Fizer (‘79) and her husband, Charles, live in Nashville. Pamela is a musician/songwriter for The Fizer Factor Freelance Home Studio. She is the 2000 Black Hall of Fame Inductee, has won the Memphis Legend Award, and is an Honorary Memphis City Council member. She and her husband have five children.
Dave Bell (‘80) became director, Office of Security, U.S. Department of Transportation, on June 6, 2011. He is responsible for the nearly 100,000 employees and contractors in the DOT. He lives in Arlington, Va.
Donna (Wolf) Wilburn (’81), of Antioch, majored in early childhood education and is now the principal of Bellshire Elementary Design Center in Nashville. Email: email@example.com
Dr. Suzzette Shaw Goldmon (‘83, ’84) earned her doctorate degree in hospitality administration from the Oklahoma State University College of Environmental Sciences. Dr. Goldmon is presently a faculty member at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham where she teaches in the Bachelor of Arts Culinary Program. She is an avid UT Martin supporter and was thrilled to meet and join the Skyhawk women’s basketball team during their first trip to the NCAA Tournament last March in Durham, N.C. She has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University and North Carolina State University. A native of Brownsville, she resides in Durham with her husband, Dr. Moses V. Goldmon, a University of Tennessee at Knoxville graduate.
Dr. Daniel R. Miller M.D. FMFP (‘83) and his wife, Karla Adams Miller, live in Clarksville. Dr. Miller works for Premier Medical Group as a family medicine physician. He is a member of the Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians and the AOA Honors Medical Society. He has won several awards including military honors, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Ribbon, the United Nations Service Medal, the USUHS Service Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Combat Medic Badge, the Expert Infantry Badge, and the Expert Combat Medics Badge. He and his wife have three children. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Sky McCracken (‘88) lives in Paducah, Ky., with his wife, Liz Lowe McCracken. He is the United Methodist minister. The McCrackens have a daughter, Sarah 18. He enjoys motorcycling and officiating high school sports.
Emanuel McNeil (’89) majored in criminal justice. He now resides in Houston, Texas. Email: email@example.com
Sandra (Miles) Pryor (’89), of Memphis, was a criminal justice major and is now an investigator for the Shelby County Division of Corrections. Her husband, Michael, is a sergeant with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The couple has two children, Christopher Charles Hollins Jr., 18, and Corey Coshun Hollins, 17. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Former UT Martin linebacker, Ron Roberts ('89), was introduced as the Southeastern Louisiana new head football coach on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Roberts has been head coach at Delta State the past five seasons, guiding the Statesmen to a 47-16 record and four Division II playoff appearances, including a championship game appearance in 2010. Roberts served as defensive coordiantor at Delta State, Texas State and Tusculum.
Loren R. Burden (‘91) lives in Midvale, Utah, with her four-year-old child, Sierra. She loves skiing and motorcycle trips. Email: email@example.com
Jason Overby (‘92) recently published a second general chemistry textbook (in collaboration with Julia Burdge) entitled “Chemistry: Atoms First.” This book in its first edition has become the market leader for atoms-first texts. Jason lives in Charleston, S.C. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monica Reese Shumake (‘92) lives in Martin with her two children Caleb, 17, and Hayley, 11. She is currently the general manager and CEO of WLJT-DT. She loves reading, watching sports, boating and her children. Email: email@example.com
Michelle L. (Christlieb) Ladd (’93) lives in Union City with her husband, Steven T. Ladd (’97). Michelle was a criminal justice major and is now a parole officer and office manager for the State of Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole. Steven majored in business management and works in the tuber department at Goodyear Tire and Rubber. The Ladds have two children, Shelby Lyn, 16, and Brady Steven, 12. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Julie Lumpkins Basler (‘95) On August 9, 2011, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) near Washington, D.C., announced that Dr. Julie Lumpkins Basler was selected as the 2011 Education Specialist Volunteer of the Year recipient. This prestigious national award, selected by the commission staff, recognizes a volunteer from the membership who has made a significant contribution to career education and the ACCSC community through his or her dedication to the accrediting process. Dr. Basler serves as an education specialist for the commission, an accreditation site visitor and on one of the commission’s degree committees. She was honored at an awards reception in Long Beach, Calif., in mid-September. Dr. Basler currently serves as vice president of academic affairs at Platt College in Aurora, Colo., where she is the chief academic officer overseeing regulatory compliance, institutional and programmatic accreditations, program and outcomes assessment and strategic planning initiatives. Prior to her current position at Platt College, Dr. Basler was an associate professor of English and speech communications and the coordinator of fine arts at Columbia State Community College in Columbia. She resides outside of Denver with her husband, Steve, and their two daughters.
Robbie D. Peppers (’95) lives in Rogersville. He majored in human environmental sciences and is now an extension agent for the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service. Email: RDPeppers@live.com
Angela Dee Phifer (‘98), of Lewisburg, has been teaching at Lewisburg Middle School for 11 years, and she is currently the cheerleader sponsor and athletic director for the school.
Courtney (King) Ferris (’99) and her husband Andrew W. Ferris (’00) live in Robinson, Ill., with their four children: Abigail Elizabeth, 11, Evan Thomas and Emily Margaret, both 6, and Owen William, 2. Courtney majored in English and is now a stay-at-home mom, and Andrew was a grounds management major and is now the golf course superintendent at the Quail Creek Country Club. Courtney’s email: email@example.com. Andrew’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa Dichiara Grisham (‘99) and her husband, Brian Grisham, live in Nashville. She is currently a program manager for the Office of Criminal Justice Programs. She has four years experience as the deputy sheriff, eight years of experience with the juvenile court and four years of experience with the Tennessee Supreme Court. She loves reading, hiking and attending football games. Email: email@example.com
William Chad Hodge (‘01) and his wife Amie Marie Hodge (‘98) live in Paris. William splits his time between his job with the Murray-Calloway County Hospital as a medical lab technologist, his position as a chemistry teacher at Henry County high school and as the defensive coordinator for the Dresden High School football team. When he’s not working, he loves to spend time with his family, exercise and prepare for Friday night football games. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Fuqua (‘06) graduated cum laude from Baylor University School of Law in Waco, Texas, in 2011. He has since served on the board of the Baylor Law Review and is currently an attorney in Clarksville. He lives with his wife, Jessica Fuqua (‘08), and their child, Locke Fuqua. Email: email@example.com
William J. Taylor (’07) and his wife, Megan (Hammons) Taylor (’10) reside in McKenzie. William teaches mathematics at McKenzie High School while Megan teaches first grade at McKenzie Elementary School. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryant Q. Nall (’10), of Antioch, is a college mentor coach at Oasis College Connection. While attending UT Martin, Nall was awarded the Scholastic Salute Award from the Eta Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Nall was a theatre major and graduated with honors. Email: email@example.com.