Arnold B. Goldin (Col '71 L/M) has been appointed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section, by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Mr. Goldin has been chancellor in the Shelby County Chancery Court since September 2002. Prior to his judicial appointment, he had been in private practice since 1974, concentrating on civil litigation in state and federal courts. He and his wife, Shara Lynn, have a son, Joshua; a daughter, Rebecca; and four grandchildren.

Posted 05/12/2009

Richard Erickson (Grad '71 L/M) has been named 2013-14 commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 96 in Montgomery, Ala.

Posted 05/12/2009

Thomas A. Morris (Law '71 ) received a community service plaque from the Grayslake, Ill., village board for 15 years of public service with the village’s planning commission and zoning board of appeals. During his time on the commission, he participated in rezoning 42 properties, granted 34 zoning ordinance variances, helped create 10 new Grayslake subdivisions and recommended 49 special-use permits for major projects. Mr. Morris is not retiring from village service, but was recently appointed by the mayor and approved by the village board to serve on the board of trustees of the police pension fund, which manages pension fund investments and approves all investment decisions. A retired U.S. Army colonel and former commissioner of the Grayslake Historical Preservation Commission, Mr. Morris has practiced law for more than 40 years.

Posted 05/12/2009

George W. Rooney Jr. (Engr '71 ) has been recognized as a 2014 Ohio Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine. Mr. Rooney is a partner with Roetzel & Andress in Akron, Ohio, where he focuses his practice in the areas of business tort, contract litigation and arbitration, internal litigation, product liability litigation, intellectual property and technology law litigation.

Posted 05/12/2009

C. Bruce Alexander (Med ’71 L/M) is president-elect of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Dr. Alexander is professor and vice chair of the department of psychology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Posted 05/12/2009

Ryan C. Amacher (Grad ’71 L/M) published A Baby Boomer’s Guide to Their Second Sixties with Sunstone Press. The book addresses baby boomer issues in the context of boomer culture and takes a humorous look at the aging experience.

Posted 05/12/2009

Boyd, Peyton

Peyton Boyd (Arch ’71 L/M) received the 2010 William C. Noland Medal of The Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects at the Visions for Architecture gala, held on Nov. 5, 2010, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Posted 05/12/2009

Jerry A. Davis (Law ’71 L/M) retired after 27 years as federal magistrate judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

Posted 05/12/2009

Dean Hasseman (Law ’71 L/M) is general counsel of CITGO Petroleum Corp. He received the 2009 Houston Business Journal/Association of Corporate Counsel Outstanding Counsel with an Attorney Staff of 11-30 Award. He also received the 2009 HBJ/ACC Champion of Diversity Award. This February, he will receive the 2010 Minority Corporate Counsel Association Employer of Choice – South/Southwest Region – award from the CITGO Legal Department.

Posted 05/12/2009

Gary W. Kendall (Col ’71) has been recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine as a top attorney in Virginia for 2011. He serves persons injured by job-related hazards and toxic materials. He also represents workers suffering from asbestos-related injuries.

Posted 05/12/2009

Kevin Kessler (Col ’71 L/M) retired from the practice of law in Northern Virginia in 2004 after 28 years of trial practice and now sells luxury waterfront property for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Posted 05/12/2009

Louis A. Sherman (Law ’71 L/M) was sworn in as the 55th judge of the Circuit Court of the City of Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 31, 2008.  Judge Sherman previously served as a judge of the Norfolk General District Court for more than 13 years. Judge Sherman and his wife, Carol, have two sons, Eric M. Sherman (Col ’98, Med ’02) and Scott M. Sherman (Com ’01 L/M).

Posted 05/12/2009

Richard B. “Dick” Smith (Col ’71 L/M) retired from the Office of the Attorney General in Virginia. Among other duties during his 35 years in the criminal litigation section, he briefed and presented oral arguments in more than 400 cases in the Virginia and federal appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Supreme Court of the United States. He and his wife, Jane Atkinson Smith (Educ ’76), continue to reside near Richmond, Va.

Posted 05/12/2009

John S. Taylor (Arch ’71) contributed a dozen drawings to a small desk calendar, the proceeds from which will be donated to two nonprofit organizations doing work in local communities struggling to recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the Tohoku region of Japan.

Posted 05/12/2009

William Lee Thuston (Col ’71) was recognized in the 2012 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers. He specializes in the business and corporate practice area at Burr & Forman’s Birmingham office.

Posted 05/12/2009

R. Michael Wells (Col ’71) is president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Posted 05/12/2009

R. Michael Wells (Col ’71) is president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Posted 05/12/2009

R. Michael Wells Sr. (Col ’71) was sworn in as the 118th president of the North Carolina Bar Association at the association’s annual meeting in June 2012.

Posted 05/12/2009