40 alums return to APSU to offer career advice to studentsForty Austin Peay State University alumni have volunteered to return to campus to talk with and offer career advice to students.
The APSU National Alumni Association, Office of New Student Programs, Career and Advisement Center and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society are sponsoring the 2006 Career Networking Seminar, Cast Your Net, on Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the University Center Ballroom. The seminar will be held in two sessions: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-4:30 p.m.
Forty Austin Peay State University alumni have volunteered to return to campus to talk with and offer career advice to students.
The APSU National Alumni Association, Office of New Student Programs, Career and Advisement Center and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society are sponsoring the 2006 Career Networking Seminar, “Cast Your Net,” on Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the University Center Ballroom. The seminar will be held in two sessions: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-4:30 p.m.
Shelia Boone, director of alumni and annual giving, encourages students to take advantage of the opportunity to network with successful, professional alumni, ask questions about their career fields and discover how each attained success.
“Our alums will discuss career paths and strategies for advancing in the professional world,” Boone said. “This is a rare opportunity for students to gain valuable insight from successful professionals who once were APSU students.”
APSU alumni scheduled to participate are the following:
*Dr. George Edlin ('60), chief scientist, Alpha Technology, Huntsville, Ala.
*Mike Mobley ('68), radiation safety consultant, Mobley and Associates, Clarksville
*Dr. Ron Miller ('65), physicist/senior intelligence officer, Defense Intelligence Agency's Missile and Space Intelligence Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
*Kimberly Grant Silvus (‘01), law clerk to the Hon. Frank G. Clement Jr., Tennessee Court of Appeals, Nashville
*John Cobick ('91), pricing manager, Performance Chemicals Business Units, Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport
*Jeff Bibb ('76), managing partner, BLF Marketing, Clarksville
*Nick Tooley ('94), attorney, The Law Office of Nick Tooley, Clarksville
*Brandon Harrison ('04), Health Care Services associate, Horne LLP, CPAs and Business Advisors, Nashville
*Michael Calderelli ('88), president of Presto Services Inc., Clarksville
*Nathan Deer ('82), managing owner, Clarksville Athletic Club
*Dewayne McKinney ('74), vice president/partner, Handling Systems, Nashville
*Charlie Gentry ('74), business analyst, Clarksville Gas and Water Department
*Jim Holvey ('74), project manager, Clarksville Gas and Water Department
*Vianca Reed ('96), director, Montgomery County Health Department, Clarksville
*Evelyn Vaillencourt ('93,'97), county public health director, Stewart County Community Health Center, Dover
*Carlton Flatt ('65), athletics director/teacher/head football coach, Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy
*Rhonda Kennedy ('83,'86), principal, Barker's Mill Elementary, Clarksville
*Linda Barfield ('77,'84), special education department head, Northeast High School, Clarksville
*Joe Minor ('75), special agent/forensic scientist/DNA technical manager, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Nashville DNA supervisor
*Dr. Beth McKinney ('00), physical therapist, InMotion Rehabilitation, Hopkinsville, Ky.
*Kellie Wallace Wilding, M.D., resident physician, UT Family Practice, Jackson
*Elaine Busey ('89), health sciences teacher, Rossview High, Clarksville
*Michael Carrigan, M.D. ('73), medical director, Premier Medical Group, Clarksville
*Cliff Sites ('73), D.O., owner, Site Vision Clinic, Clarksville
*Lee Peterson ('90), community affairs director, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Nashville
Fine arts/performing arts
*Rollow Welch ('85), creative director, Strong Design Graphics, Adams
*Barbara Beswick (‘96), job-training coach, Tennessee Department of Children's Services, Clarksville
*Julie Tarrents ('80), branch manager, US Bank, Oak Grove, Ky.
Computer science/information technology
*Mike Wright ('85), vice president/co-owner, Quality Manufacturing Systems Inc., LaVergne
*Dr. Bob Adams ('73), vice chancellor for business and finance, Tennessee Board of Regents, Nashville
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
*Seldon Sledd ('65), retired FBI agent and owner, Sledd Private Investigations, Hopkinsville, Ky.
*Dr. Sampson Gholston ('91), associate professor, department of industrial and systems engineering and engineering management, University of Alabama-Huntsville
*Bob Hogan ('78), owner, The Hogan Co., Springfield
Criminal science/Homeland Security
*James Walker ('81), director of Alabama Department of Homeland Security, Mobile
*Kevin Latham ('87), project geology, QORE Property Sciences, Nashville
*The Hon. Don Trotter (‘70), mayor, Clarksville
*The Hon. Doug Weiland ('66), mayor, Montgomery County
*The Rev. Paul Gardner ('78), pastor, Blakemore United Methodist Church, Nashville
*Ed Sneed ('67), branch manager, Raymond James Financial Services, Clarksville
*Representative to be decided
*Ken Daniel (‘71), mortgage banker, Franklin American Mortgage Co., Clarksville
There is no admission fee to the seminar. However, there will be an invitation-only luncheon with keynote speaker, Fred Landis ('69), senior vice president for marketing, F&M Bank, Clarksville.
For more information, telephone Boone at (931) 221-7979. — Dennie B. Burke