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Alumni News: Baker, Brown, Colbert, John, Middlemas, Parman, Pate, Welsh

Alumni News August 2015Emeritus CCI Board of Visitors (BOV) Member Judge Nannette Baker (BS/JEM ’78), United States magistrate judge in the Eastern District of Missouri, served as the lead editor of a recent edition of the American Bar Association’s Judges’ Journal that focused on “Mental Health Courts.” Click on the following link to check out the special issue.

CCI BOV member Adam Brown (BS/ADV ‘94), executive strategist at Salesforce Marketing Cloud, has been named the new co-host of the Social Pros Podcast.  

Bruce Colbert (BS/JEM ’70), actor, filmmaker and author, had his second book published, “Lombard Street.” The new noir novel is set in San Francisco. 

CCI BOV member Sharon Price John (BS/ADV ’86), CEO and president of Build-A-Bear Workshop and CCI Hileman Award winner, has written an article for Her article is about successfully leading an organization through a time of great change.

Universal Studios and Imagine Entertainment (founded by producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard) has optioned Oscar-winning producer Rich Middlemas’s (BS/JEM ’97) movie project, “House to House: An Epic Memoir of War” to bring it to the big screen. Iraq War veteran David Bellavia’s 2007 book is the basis for the movie.  Bellavia and Middlemas have been collaborating on the project since 2012.

CCI BOV member Travis Parman (BS/PR ‘94), currently director of corporate communications for Nissan North America (NNA) has been promoted to vice president, regional communications for Renault. In this role, he will be based in Paris, France and lead communications teams in Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Americas and Africa-Middle East-India. Parman is a 2015 recipient of UT’s Accomplished Alumni Award.

Jane Pate (BS/ADV ’81) received the Imhotep Award from the UT College of Pharmacy Student Government Association Executive Council for going above and beyond to serve the student community.  Pate is editorial and design specialist for the UT Health Science Center in Memphis. 

Teresa Welsh (MS/IS ’93; PhD/C&I ’02) has been appointed director of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has served on the UTK School of Information Sciences Advisory Board, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), and serves on the International Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) Advisory Committee and International Scientific Committee.