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2019 CCI Class Notes

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JANUARY 2019
Janelle Cleaves (MS/IS ‘17) is the library services specialist for the Northgate Branch of the Chattanooga Public Library system in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Justin Crawford (BS/JEM ‘18) is a digital media specialist for Cox Media Group in New York City.
Jacqueline Gregory (MS/IS ‘11) is a librarian at Metro Nashville Public School Glenview Elementary in Nashville, Tennessee.
John McFarland (MS/IS ‘16) has been promoted to adult librarian for the Nashville Public Library Donelson Branch in Nashville, Tennessee.
Manda Sexton (MS/IS ‘15) is an assessment librarian and assistant professor at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Traci Wilson (BS/JEM ‘97) is executive producer for KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was awarded an Emmy (her second) for leading breaking news coverage the night of October 1, when a gunman killed 58 people at a concert in Las Vegas. At the time, she was the assistant news director for KTNV.


FEBRUARY 2019

Alice Chapman (BA/CS ’94) is a managing partner of MP&F Strategic Communications, a communications firm in Nashville, Tennessee. She had been a partner at the agency since 2011.
Jeremiah Muhammad (BA/CS ’13) is a policy associate for Little Village Environmental Justice Organization in Chicago, Illinois. He previously worked for the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Center for Science and Democracy.
John Troutman (BS/JEM ’82) recently received his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) specializing in leadership for sales and marketing alignment from Argosy University in Atlanta. In November 2018, he joined the staff of Western Governors University as a marketing professor.
Dr. Shali Zhang (MS/IS ’88) started her new position as dean of Auburn University Libraries this month. She was previously the dean of libraries and professor at the University of Montana. She is currently a member of CCI’s Board of Visitors and a former member of the SIS Advisory Board.