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Tapan Shah (MS) was

Sandra Perry (BA) was elected

Philosophy; and Sociology and Criminal Justice;

promoted to partner-principal

to the Executive Committee of

and 40 academic programs, nearly 70 faculty

at the public accounting and

the law firm Bose McKinney

members and 800 majors. He joined the faculty

consulting firm Crowe Horwath,

& Evans for a three-year term.

in the MSUM Philosophy Department in 2003

where he works in risk consulting

Perry, who joined the firm in

after teaching for two years at Humboldt State

2002, is a partner in the Labor

University and one year at Northern Illinois

services. He is based in the company’s Oak Brook, Ill., office and has been

and Employment Group.

with the firm for 18 years. Shah leads the financial

University. He was promoted to professor in 2012 and served as chair of the Philosophy Department

crimes risk system implementation practice where


he has helped several large financial institutions

Ashley Bugg Brown (BFA) played Herod in

implement large, complex anti-money laundering

the Theatre Memphis production of Jesus Christ

Sherrie Hopper (BA, MA ’03) is the chair of



the Social Studies Department at First Assembly


Jennifer Harrison (BSN, JD ’03) graduated

National History Day coordinator, Rho Kappa

Dr. Kenneth Ward (MS, PhD ’98), professor

from the Loewenberg School of Nursing in 1998

National Honor Society sponsor, and coordinated

and director of the Division of Social and

and from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

the first National History Bowl in West Tennessee.

Behavioral Sciences in the U of M’s School of

in 2003. In May she graduated from Temple

She assists in curriculum development and

Public Health, received the 2014 Willard R. Sparks

University’s James E. Beasley School of Law with a

research that has been presented at social

Eminent Faculty Award. His research applies

master’s of law in trial advocacy (LLM).

studies conferences in the U.S. and abroad.

during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Christian School, where she also serves as the

behavioral science to prevent and manage

Hopper is an Advanced Placement reader for the

chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer

Jeanie Rittenberry (BSEd) was named senior

College Board. She also serves on the College

and osteoporosis.

vice president and director of marketing at

of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board and most


recently was named the Shelby County Historical


Commission’s Top Teacher of 2014 for her work

Robin Hogue-Hughes


(BPS, JD ’01) is an associate

Kell Christie (MFA) directed the Theatre

attorney in the Bartlett office

Memphis production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

of Closetrack. She has more


commercial real estate closing,

Tony Silva (BM, MM ’03, DMA ’08, JD ’08)


the Memphis area. She teaches dual enrollment FACS and is an instructor in the Political Science Department.

was appointed to the board of directors of the Memphis Repertory Orchestra. He practices

Scott Lencke (BA) is operations manager at

immigration law at Donati Law.

Visible Music College.



Maj. Scott Delius (JD) was elected to serve on the

advancement of the FACS history program in government, AP government and history at

than 20 years of residential and title and legal experience.

with the U of M’s History Day program and the

board of governors of the

Dr. Randy Cagle (PhD) was

46,000-member State Bar of

named dean of the College of

Georgia. Delius is an Afghanistan

This Ain’t Chicago: Race, Class and Regional

Humanities and Social Sciences

veteran and serves in the

Identity in the Post-Soul South. She is an assistant

at Minnesota State University

professor of sociology at the U of M.

Georgia Army National Guard. In his civilian

Moorhead. He had been serving

life, he practices law at the Delius Law Firm in

as interim dean. Cagle will

Atlanta, serves on the Georgia Judicial Nominating

oversee a college that includes five departments:

Commission and volunteers for the Fulton County

Economics, Law and Politics; English; History,

Veterans Court.

Languages, Critical Race and Women’s Studies;

W W W. M E M P H I S . E D U

Dr. Zandria Robinson (BA, MA ’05) authored

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