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Glenn Bass (B.B.A., M.B.A. 1977) was promoted to senior executive vice president of Austin Bank. Bass is responsible for central operations and technology. He also was elected as advisory director to the board and will serve on the Executive Committee. Bass has more than 33 years in bank management. He joined Austin Bank in 2000 as a senior vice president. He is a past member of Tyler Noon Lion’s Club and was a loaned executive for United Way of Tyler/Smith County. Bass and his wife, Trecia, reside in New Harmony.

William “Bill’’ Henry Lindley (B.S. 1982) former city manager of Colleyville, has been appointed Highland Park town administrator. He also has served as city manager of Rusk and assistant city manager of Cedar Hill and DeSoto. Lindley and his wife, Julie, reside in Colleyville.

SandraRay Green (B.B.A.1984) was appointed chief financial officer and senior vice president of Zion Oi l& Gas Inc. in January. She also has served as the company’s chief accounting officer, assistant treasurer and director of planning. She is a certified public accountant with more than 17 years of experience in corporate accounting. Zion explores oil and gas in Israel, in areas located
onshore between Tel-Aviv and Haifa.

Carol McFarland (M.S. 1986) has joined the staff of therapists at Paradigm Rehab & Nursing Center of Tyler. Certified by the American Board of Physical Therapists, McFarland specializes in orthopedic physical therapy and spine management.

Elizabeth Dyer Guinn (M.S. 1987) was honored by Texas Bank and Trust in the People of Our Community Who Make a Difference program in Tyler. Guinn has lived and served in the community for 45 years. A member of the Junior League of Tyler since 1985, she received the 2008 Gertrude Windsor Award for her dedication to the League’s mission. Guinn volunteers in exercise programs at Bethesda Health Clinic and the Cancer Foundation for Life, and serves as a tutor in the Literacy Council of Tyler GED program. She is employed with Young Life Tyler, a worldwide outreach ministry for high school students. Guinn and her husband, Andy, are the parents of Andrew, Daniel and Grace.

Dawn Franks (B.S., M.S. 1989) was honored with the 2009 Leadership Tyler Distinguished Alumni Award. Franks is program officer for the Fourth Partner Foundation and executive director of the Ben and Maytee Fisch Foundation. She previously served as executive director of the East Texas Crisis Center and CEO of United Way of Tyler/ Smith County. Leadership Tyler exposes community leaders to issues and opportunities in the city.

Michael J. Collins (B.B.A. 1994) owner of Collins Investigations, was honored by Texas Bank and Trust in the People of Our Community Who Make a Difference program in Tyler. Collins is a member of the UT Tyler Alumni Association and was the 2007-08 board president. He served on the board of directors for Green Acres Baptist Church from 2001 to 2007. Collins is a member of the GABC Children’s Committee, a greeter and a Bible study teacher for young children. He serves on the Parent Teacher Association board at Bryan C. Jack Elementary School. Collins is a 10- year member of the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators.

Stephanie Wiley Williams (B.S. 1994) was named Texas Region IV Secondary Teacher of the Year. Region IV consists of the entire Houston region. Williams, who teaches high school geometry at Travis High School, was earlier named Fort Bend Independent School District Secondary Teacher of the Year and became a finalist in the regional competition. She is a finalist in the Texas Education Agency’s Texas Teacher of the Year program. The former Canton resident is married and has one daughter.

Horace McCorvey (B.S. 1998) a medical technologist, was deployed in 2008 to Anbar Province in Western Iraq as chief of clinical laboratory services of the 345th Combat Support Hospital. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., the 345th CSH provides medical support to Multinational and Coalition forces serving in the Anbar area of operations. McCorvey is a resident of Tyler.

David S. Stolle (M.A. 1998) was named a partner with the law firm of Jackson Walker L.L.C. in Dallas. He is a partner in the finance practice group, which primarily represents lenders in commercial finance and real estate finance transactions. Stolle specializes in representing lenders in asset-based transactions in technology and life science industries. He earned his law degree at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

Adrienne (Gibson) Deason (B.B.A. 2000) a certified public accountant, has been promoted to manager in the Longview office of Henry & Peters P.C. Deason has been employed with the firm since 2000. She is a member of the Texas Society, East Texas Chapter and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Carroll Rogé (M.B.A. 2000) serves as corporate director of marketing for the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System. His previous marketing positions include advertising director for a regional chain of sporting goods stores and communications specialist for a forensic engineering firm. Rogé is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Society for Healthcare Strategy and Development, East Texas Advertising Federation and Beta Gamma Sigma honorary business fraternity. He also serves on the boards of Leadership Tyler and the Tyler Independent School District Foundation.

Gregory L. Grigg (B.S. 2002) has been appointed chief of the Deer Park Police Department, after serving as deputy chief with the Tyler Police Department since 1997. Grigg Joined Tyler PD in 1984 as a police officer. He is a certified Texas master peace officer and a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Eleno Licea (B.S. 2002) was appointed to the Tyler Independent School District Board of Trustees. Licea replaces District 1 trustee Gene Shull, who resigned in December. Licea recently opened an insurance and financial services agency in Tyler, where he has resided for 12 years. He is a former banker with Southside Bank. Licea is president of the Hispanic Business Alliance and a member of the Tyler Planning and Zoning Commission, the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce’s Tyler Vision 2010 Steering Committee and the East Texas Medical Center internal review board.

Jason A. Jernigan (B.S. 2004) was named Young Surveyor of the Year by the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors. Jernigan is a Texas registered professional land surveyor with Halff Associates Inc. in Richardson. He joined the firm in 2005, bringing with him more than four years of surveying experience in Texas and Louisiana and with the U.S. Army. While at Halff, he has worked on several commercial improvement, boundary, right-of-way and topographic projects. Jernigan has served as an officer of the Dallas chapter of TSPS for three years.

Justin Holt (B.B.A. 2005) was elected to senior vice president and market manager of Pilgrim Bank’s Sulphur Springs location. Holt worked at banks in Van and Tyler for 12 years, most recently serving as a business relationship manager. His expertise includes residential and commercial construction lending, real estate and C&I financing and market development.

Renee Lampkin (B.B.A.2005) has joined the UT Tyler Office of Academic Success as an academic adviser. Lampkin works with freshmen in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She also implements retention plans, assists students in course registration and works directly with academic departments to ensure student success. Lampkin had served as a UT Tyler admissions counselor since August 2005.

Stephen Emory Campbell (B.A. 2006) is a teacher and coach with the Lewisville Independent School District. Campbell was a member of the UT Tyler baseball team while working toward his bachelor of arts degree in political science.

Dana Welch (B.S., M.S. 2006) has been appointed director of the UT Tyler Office of Academic Success. In her new position, Welch oversees the Academic Advising Center and the Office of Academic Support. She previously served as student affairs administrator and has been a member of the university staff since 2004. Welch also is an adjunct lecturer in the UT Tyler School of Human Resource Development and Technology within the College of Business and Technology.

Shelby Gibson Burkett (B.B.A. 2007) is the new owner of a longtime specialty boutique in Tyler. Mary V’s, which has been in business for more than 65 years, is now called Mary V’s by Shelby. Burkett purchased the shop in July 2008 and, after a month of renovations, reopened with additional clothing lines and gift items.

Amanda Holloway (M.A.I.S. 2007) was named executive director of Christian Women's Job Corps of Tyler, which provides job readiness and life skills training to women. Holloway also has served as a psychology instructor at Lon Morris College. She is originally from Brenham.

Maegan Schneider (M.S. 2007) who was the very first graduate of UT Tyler’s master of science in civil engineering program, is a licensed professional engineer with a land development firm in Tyler. As a staff member of Adams Engineering, she has been assigned to projects including the recently opened UT Tyler Baptist Student Ministry building and the Tyler Museum of Art facility to be constructed near the UT Tyler campus. Schneider serves as a practitioner sponsor for the UT Tyler Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering.

Jason Morris (B.B.A. 2008) has been hired as a project manager with Garrett & Associates General Contractors of East Texas, which specializes in commercial, medical and institutional construction. Morris is experienced in construction and accounting, and has served as a U.S. Marine.

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