Alumni Association

Administration Building, Room 321

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7298

Em:

Virginia Grimes


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Alumni Association

What is the WestStar Alumni Association?

Once a graduate of WestStar, you can remain active by joining the WestStar Alumni Association. It is composed of those graduates who seek to build on relationships among leaders through both their support and involvement in leadership development.

There is a $50 annual membership fee which entitles you to an updated copy of the WestStar Alumni Directory and recognition in WestStar publications of your membership.

 

With approximately 710 alumni supporting the WestStar mission, they strongly believe WestStar is shaping the future of West Tennessee.

 

Membership runs from July 1 through June 30.


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2013 Alumni Association Membership Form

Alumni Council



The Alumni Council is comprised of WestStar Alumni from across West Tennessee. The council helps plan alumni events and engage fellow alumni to participate in the Alumni Association.

Click Here to view the 2014-2015 Alumni Council

The purposes of the WestStar Speakers Bureau will be to enhance the interest of the audiences of the speakers regarding the need for improved community leadership, to provide information regarding the experiences of WestStar graduates as they have applied leadership principles in their communities, their professions, and their families; and to make people aware of the success of WestStar in equipping graduates to take on the challenges of applied leadership.

 

Speakers Bureau 2013

 

Anyone who is interested in being a part of the bureau needs the following:

  • Fill out a new FORM
  • Be a WestStar graduate
  • Be a "current" member of the alumni association
  • We would like to have all participation forms returned to the WestStar office via email, scan, or fax 881-7019 by May 1, 2012.

 

Click here for procedures to access a speaker from the WestStar Speakers Bureau
Click here to complete the on-line evaluation form of our speakers

 

WestStar Graduates Only:
Click here for Information on the WestStar Speakers Bureau
Please let the WestStar Office know if you are speaking by sending an email to vgrimes@utm.edu and putting the time, location, group/organization, and topic in the message.

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Selected Reading

Charley's Top Ten Leadership Books

Recommended Reading List for Leadership Development

 

The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership by James C. Hunter.

If you are tired of books that lecture instead of teach; if you are searching for ways to improve your leadership skills; if you want to understand the timeless virtues that lead to lasting and meaningful success, then this book is one you cannot afford to miss.

 

How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life by Tom Rath & Donald O. Clifton. 

How did you feel after your last interaction with another person? Did that person-your spouse, best friend, coworker, or even a stranger -fill your bucket" by making you feel more positive? Or did that person "dip from your bucket," leaving you more negative than before?

 

Gung Ho!: Turn on the People in Any Organization by: Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles
"Here is an invaluable management tool that outlines foolproof ways to increase productivity by fostering excellent morale in the workplace. It is a must-read for everyone who wants to stay on top in today's ultra-competitive business world."

 

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John C. Maxwell
"Leaders are always looking for an edge. That often sends many of them looking for the next big thing. But weird leadership approaches and trendy management fads come and go. What remains the same? The qualities of leader!

 

The Art of War by Sun Tzu
“The Art of War is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy in the world. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics: "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name." It has had an influence on Eastern military thinking, business tactics, and beyond.”

 

Who Moved my Cheese? by Spencer Johnson M.D.
The #1 International bestseller with over 21 million books in print! Who Moved My Cheese? is the story of four characters living in a “Maze” who face unexpected change when they discover their “Cheese” is gone.

Photos

2004 Class Photo Powerpoint
2005 Class Photo Powerpoint
2006 Class Photo Powerpoint
2007 Class Photo Powerpoint
2008 Class Photo Powerpoint
WestStar 20th Anniversary Powerpoint
2009 Class Photo Powerpoint
2010 Class Photo Powerpoint
Reunion 2010
2011 Class Photo Powerpoint

 

Videos

Class of 2011 visits Hardin and McNairy Counties

 

2013 Legacy Leadership Videos

Cathy Holland, Nashville. Interview by David Glasgow

Al Campbell, Madison County. Interview by Shelby Kee

Blake Anderson, Madison County. Interview by Martin Jelinek

Senator Dolores Gresham, Fayette County. Interview by Suzie Tidwell

Ken Davis, Crockett County. Interview by Cherry Rains

Ramay Winchester, Henry County. Interview by Michelle Atkins

Charley Deal, WestStar Executive Director. Interview by Scott Dahlstrom

WestStar 2038. Martin Jelinek, Shelby Kee, and Jack Matthis

Anne Banks, Haywood County. Interview by Russ Stoots

Bob Rutledge, Carroll County. Interview by Chris Crider

Bob Smith, WestStar Founding Director. Interview by Bill Seymour

Cheri Childress, Gibson County. Interview by Megan Madden Brock

Mayor David Gordon, Tipton County. Interview by Emily Land

Minnie Boomer, Tipton County. Interview by Ralph Cousar

Randy Rinks, Hardin County. Interview by Randy Rinks

Judy Renshaw, Madison County. Interview by LeeAnn Childress

 

2012 Legacy Leadership Videos

Phillip Pinion, Obion County Interviewed by Chuck Doss

John Scott, Shelby County Interviewed by: Cary Vaughn

Harvey Livingston, Haywood County Interviewed by: Tim Stokely

James Ross, Madison County Interviewed by: Amy Griffin

Franklin Smith, Haywood County Interviewed by: Andy Helms

Dr. Nick Dunagan, Weakley County Interviewed by: Randy Huffstetler and Joey Mehlhorn

Jim Fitzhugh, Lauderdale County Interviewed by: Greg York

Jeff Griggs, Henderson County Interviewed by: Josh Reed

James Allison, Madison County Interviewed by Pam Nash

Charles Patterson, Chester CountyInterviewed by Jim Garland

June Walker, Fayette County Interviewed by: John Thorpe

Virginia Ann Walker, Fayette County Interviewed by: Alexandra Wardlaw

Betty Shelton, Fayette County Interviewed by: Linda Jones

Dan Paschall, Henry County Interviewed by: Emory Bradley

Ret. Justice Lyle Reid, Haywood County Interviewed by: Sarah Levy

Dr. Gene Gulish, Henry County Interviewed by Lisa Casteel

David Jowers, Henderson County Interviewed by: Melissa Davis-Lindsey

Charles Farmer, Madison County Interviewed by: Frank Wagster

Dr. Karen Bowyer, Dyer County Interviewed by: Margaret Prater

Jim Ayers, Madison County Interviewed by: Dave Bratcher

Becky Fly, Madison County Interviewed by: Kayla Taylor

Marty Sisco, Obion County Interviewed by: Phyllis Rauchle

Larry White, Dyer County Interviewed by: Patrick Williams

Paul Blount, Hardin County Interviewed by: Emery White

J. H. Luckey, Gibson County Interviewed by: Chad Lowery

Mayor Dale Kelley, Carroll County Interviewed by Jill Holland

Don Farmer, Gibson County Interviewed by: Julie Allen Burke

 

Bo Booth, Gibson County Interviewed by: Tom Witherspoon

 

Ed Timberlake, Tipton County Interviewed by: Lessie Fisher

 

 

2011 Legacy Leadership Videos

Joe Barker, Madison County. Interview by: Teresa Sanders


Eric Bell, Chester County. Interview by: Emily Shelton


Speaker William Berry, Henderson County. Interview by: Michael Harper


Dr. Bruce Blanding, Madison County. Interview by: Darron Billings


Ernest Brooks, Madison County. Interview by: Trey Rabon


Lt. Gen. John Castellow, Crockett County. Interview by: Gary Reasons


Jack Cheshier, McNairy County. Interview by: Russell Ingle


Mike Cox, Obion County. Interviewed by: Leigh Schlager  


Vance Dennis, Hardin County. Interviewed by: Kyle Etheridge


Bill Emerson, Crockett County. Interviewed by: Jasper Taylor  

 

Dorothy Goodrum, McNairy County. Interviewed by: Justin Broadway

 

Andy Hooper, Henry County. Interviewed by: Tony Lawrence

 

Jeff Huffman, Tipton County. Interviewed by: Tim Sallee

 

Dan Hughes, Henderson County. Interviewed by: Tim Rogers

 

Bobby Hysmith, Chester County. Interviewed by: Beth Naylor

 

Carl & Alice Kirkland, Madison County. Interviewed by: Frank McMeen

 

Robert Kirkland, Obion County. Interviewed by: Lindsay Frilling  

 

Ben Marks, Benton County. Interviewed by: Jennifer Hayden  

 

Junior Moore, Weakley County. Interviewed by: Jason Brigance

 

Houston Patrick, Weakley County. Interviewed by: George Daniel

 

Mary Kate Ridgeway, Henry County. Interviewed by: Mary Hickman


Edgar Shults, Jr. Dyer County. Interviewed by: Gurpal Bindra

 

Bill Williams, Henry County. Interviewed by: Gary McEntire

 

Jerry Wilson, Robert Rooks, and Allen King; Haywood County Interviewed by: Sonia Outlaw-Clark, Nancy Cates, and Lisa Carlton