University of Louisville Magazine

SUM 2018

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57 SUMMER 2018 CLASS NOTES GREEN COMPTON David Skaggs, 86A, makes sculptures in Sarasota, Florida, from palm fronds and recycled materials. He recently cre- ated "Louisville Cardinal Thinker Sports Bird" for Dave's World Art in honor of his alma mater. // John May, 87A, filed for the November 2018 election to the office of Jefferson County property valuation administrator. May is in his 31st year as a real estate appraiser in Louisville, a holder of the SR A designation from the Appraisal Institute, a former Jefferson County PVA, and served on both the Wa- terfront Development Corporation Board of Directors and the Jefferson County Board of Assessment Appeals. 1990s Jacque Parsley, 90GA, and Gayle Cerlan, 09GA, are opening an art ex- hibit at Louisville's CR AFT(s) Gallery & Mercantile in the fall. Parsley and Cerlan met at Uof L and have remained closely connected and involved in each other's travels, studies, and works. While Parsley became Director of Liber- ty Gallery in Louisville, Cerlan started Cerlan Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky. Since then Cerlan has taught ceramics workshops in San Miguel de Allende, and Parsley has had four one-person exhibits in San Miguel de Allende art galleries. The exhibit at CR AFT(s) Gal- lery & Mercantile will be a reuniting of the friends, their work, and their origin city, featuring Cerlan's imaginative and fanciful ceramic creatures, and Parsley's mixed media collages and col- lected items from her travels. // Tamara Davis, 93E, 95GK, was named dean of the Indiana University of Social Work at IUPUI effective July 1. She previously served as associate dean for academic affairs at the Ohio State University Col- lege of Social Work. While at Ohio State, Davis focused her teaching, research and service on finding solutions to health disparities and service inequities that affect diverse populations. Davis also led the Ohio State College of Social Work's 2018 CSWE Reaffirmation Self- Study and served as the statewide lead for the Social Work/Human Services Cluster Panel of the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways Initiative. // The Paducah NA ACP and other sponsoring organizations honored Audrey B. Lee, 93A, a former information officer and adjunct communications professor at Uof L, with the Rosa Parks Power of One award for the positive impact she made in their community. Lee spent 18 years in the Paducah Trial Office of the Department of Public Advocacy. She does pro bono work for the elderly in her community, as well as mentors youth, taking students to STEM events, college tours and helping them with college applications and job interviewing skills. She also was honored by the University of Kansas as an Outstanding African American Alumni for her public rela- tions career contributions locally and internationally. // Derwin Webb, 93A, 97L, was appointed as Jefferson Circuit Court Judge in Family Division 10 in October of last year. He and his wife, Aimee Green-Webb, 96GE, 01GE, 07GE, are thoroughly excited for this new journey. // Ericka J. Brown, 96S, has been with Kao USA, a subsidiary of Kao Corporation, one of Japan's leaders in personal care products, for 13.5 years. She was promoted to the role of director, plant operations & engineering. She is the first and currently only female plant manager within the Kao Corporation. // Bryan R. Crandall, 96GE, 98GA, accepted a 2018 Divergent Award for Ex- cellence for his community engagement with Connecticut schools and tireless advocacy to literacy. 2000s Jefferson County's Public Schools se- lected De'Nay L. Speaks, 03A, 05GE, 12GE, to be part of Principal Pipeline Program. There were 92 applications received for the first cohort and only 21 educators were selected. // Cedric Francois, 04GM, founder and chief executive officer of Apellis, rang the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell. Apellis announced the closing of its ini- tial public offering in November 2017. // Latonia Green, 04A, 06GA, appeared in the 2018 "Who's Who Louisville: African American Profiles." // Avonne E. Connor, 05A, 07GP, was featured in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Spring 2018 magazine for her work against disparity of breast cancer and other medical treatment for African-American women living in Baltimore. Connor seeks to increase communication between researchers and the community and has begun many interventions that she hopes will have a significant effect. // Anthony R. Sanders, 05GE, attained tenure at Austin Peay State University in Clarks- ville, Tennessee. He also is an associate professor at Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, Department of Educational Specialties. In July 2017, he was appointed the graduate coordinator for academic partnerships in Educa- tional Leadership & Advanced Studies. // Dwayne M. Compton, 07GE, appeared in the 2018 "Who's Who Louisville: African American Profiles." // Brandon Klein, 07E, was promoted from director of strategic accounts to vice president of sales at FreeCon-, a conference and collaboration brand with users in more than 800,000 businesses. Klein also published his essay titled "Re-Imagin- ing The Cookie Cutter: Sales That Make Sense" with the Forbes Development Council. // Errol L. Wint, 08A, was named director of undergraduate admissions at IUPUI after serving as senior associate director of admissions at Uof L. // Tytianna N. Smith, 09A, 12GA, received the Kentucky Education Association's 2018 Lucy Hart/Atwood Smith Award. Smith is the youngest recipient of the award to date. 2010s Demetria Miles-McDonald, 11A, was named Member of the Year by the Na- tional Association of Women Business Owners Kentucky Chapter. The Asso- ciation seeks to promote opportunities, economic development, create positive and innovative changes to business culture and more for women in business.

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