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C.William Daniels Jr.
an attorney
in the Mobile office of Burr &
Forman LLP, has been recognized
as an Alabama Super Lawyer in
the practice area of construction
John Martin Pendergast
completed all requirements for
advancement to candidacy for a
Ph.D. (all but dissertation status) in
May and was awarded a master’s
of philosophy in comparative
literature from the Graduate Center
of City University of NewYork.
Lisa Narrell-Mead
recently was
named head of corporate services
and deputy human resources
director for
based Cadence
Bank. Her
include facilities
and advising on labor law. Narrell-
Mead graduated from Emory
University’s law school. Preceding
her career in banking, she was in
private law practice.
William E. Pipkin Jr.
a partner
in the Mobile office of the law
firm of Austill, Lewis & Pipkin PC,
has been chosen by the Board
of Governors as a fellow to the
American College of Workers’
Compensation Lawyers.
Fellowship is
extended by
invitation only
to workers’
who have
the highest
professional qualifications, ethical
standards, level of character,
integrity, professional expertise,
and leadership.
JohnThomas “J.T.” Dabbs III
MPPM ’98)
has been named
as a new top executive to lead
the Greater Alabama Council
of the Boy Scouts of America,
headquartered in Birmingham.
He previously served as Scout
executive for a council in Austin,
Jim Dillon Miller
was featured
in the January 26, 2012, issue of
The Anniston Star newspaper for
receiving this year’s Anniston Star
Citizen of the Year Award. Miller,
a longtime director of Anniston’s
Water Works and Sewer Board, is
a tireless worker on the structures
that undergird the city.
Mark North
is working in finance
at Northeast Alabama Regional
Medical Center in Anniston and
living in Springville, Ala. He and his
wife, Ellen, are the proud parents
of four children.
and ’84
On Nov. 13, 2011,
Rev. Dr. Russell Levenson Jr. ’84
of Houston, Texas, and
Col. Dr.
JamesWalter ’83
of Montgomery were joined by Gen. Peter Pace, former chairman
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the
Honorable George H.W. Bush (41st President of the U.S.) and his wife, First Lady Barbara
Bush, at a service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston to honor our nation’s
veterans. Over 1,000 people attended the service, including dozens of active service
persons, veterans, and people from the greater Houston area.
Levenson is the rector at St. Martin’s. With over 8,500 members, the parish is the
largest Episcopal Church in the United States, and includes among its regular members,
President and Mrs. Bush, as well as former Secretary of State James A. Baker. Before
coming to St. Martin’s, Levenson served churches in Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia,
Louisiana, and Florida. In 2010, he published two books: Provoking Thoughts (a Lenten
devotional) and Preparing Room (an Advent devotional), and in 2011, was named Samford
University’s Beeson Divinity School’s Alumnus of the Year.
Walter retired from the U.S. Air Force after a distinguished 26 years of service. After
graduating from BSC, he completed both family medicine and emergency medicine
training in aviation, space, and diving medicine. He served in both Gulf Wars, completing
five deployments in dozens of nations and flying over 25 combat sorties. He also served
as a physician for the NASA Space Shuttle Program, supporting 24 shuttle missions
including the last mission of Columbia and the final shuttle launch in July of 2011.
In the photo from left to right (surrounding President and Mrs. Bush) are: Col. and Mrs.
Walter’s daughter, Claire; Col. Walter; Sharon Walter; Laura Levenson; Dr. Levenson; and
Lynne Pace and her husband, Gen. Peter Pace.