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By Updated: March 27, 2019 4:00 AM CT | Published: March 26, 2019 11:00 PM CT

Joyce McKenzie, an affiliate broker in Crye-Leike Real Estate Services’ Collierville branch office, has been named the company’s 2018 West Tennessee Top Producing Agent. Top producers are individuals who earn the highest sales volume for the year in one of Crye-Leike’s nine-state regions. McKenzie has been the top-producing Realtor for the Collierville branch for 18 consecutive years and has been ranked in the top 1 percent of Crye-Leike corporate-wide for the past 22 years.

 

Robert Dean Puryear has been named vice president of Trustmark’s Germantown office, where he currently serves as regional manager of mortgage services. Puryear has more than 20 years of mortgage banking experience. He attended Central Texas College and is the former president of the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association and Memphis Mortgage Banking Association.

 

Ricky Hutchens has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate attorney. Hutchens concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and litigation. He earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2015 and clerked for Tennessee bankruptcy judges Shelley Rucker and David Kennedy. Hutchens also holds a master’s degree in communications from the University of Memphis and an undergraduate degree in film production from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.

 

Breanna Fuller has been named event coordinator for Hollywood Feed stores across its 14-state footprint. She most recently served as a buyer for the natural and holistic pet food and product retailer. In her new role, Fuller oversees all aspects of planning and event management, including in-store and external events with Hollywood Feed community partners. A Dallas native, Fuller joined Hollywood Feed in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science business from Oklahoma State University.

 

Trezevant recently named the following as officers for the nonprofit’s board of directors: John Ivy, chairman; Shade Robinson, vice chairman; Estella Mayhue-Greer, secretary; and David "Casey" Bowlin, immediate past board chairman. Trezevant also welcomed new board members Oscar Adams of Vining Sparks, Hunt Campbell of First Alliance Bank and Gerald Walton.
Returning board members include: Bruce Hopkins, Cyndi Couri, Matt Crow, Rev. Don Johnson, Margaret "Mimsy" Jones, Penn Owen, Stephen Reynolds, Dr. Todd Robbins, Bruce Taylor, A C Wharton and Dr. George Wortham.

 

Paige Patrick has joined Trezevant as sales and marketing coordinator for the senior community's independent living campus. Patrick most recently served as marketing director for Foxbridge Assisted Living in Bartlett and brings to Trezevant more than 15 years of experience in health care and marketing.

 

The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Inc. (a TVA retiree organization), has awarded Havenview Middle School, Power Center Academy Middle School SE and Whitehaven Elementary STEM School competitive grants to develop science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects. The 2018 Mini-Grant Program, operated in partnership with Battelle Education, drew more than 240 applications from across TVA’s seven-state territory and awarded 161 grants totaling more than $580,000.

 

The University of Memphis has 19 academic programs ranked nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools, including three in the Top 25: Audiology (No. 17), Rehabilitation Counseling (No. 20) and Speech-Language Pathology (No. 24). The other ranked programs are: Health Care Management (No. 33), Social Work (No. 96), Biomedical Engineering, (a joint program with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, No. 101), Clinical Psychology (No. 102), Part-Time MBA (No. 109), Earth Sciences (No. 111), Public Health (No. 113), Public Affairs (No. 123), Math (No. 127), English (No. 133), History (No. 134), Nursing (No. 135), Law (No. 138), Psychology (No. 148), Education (No. 157) and Biological Sciences (No. 190). Several specialty programs also placed highly, including Legal Writing (No. 29), Healthcare Law (No. 64) and Law Clinical Training (No. 80).


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