|Calvin & Nelia
Having made an impact in their local communities and around the world, eight Tennessee Tech alumni were recognized with the university’s outstanding alumni awards.
Melinda Stone Keifer
The College of Agriculture and Human Ecology honored Melinda Stone Keifer, a 1983 clothing merchandising graduate. Keifer currently serves as the coordinator of economic and community development for the city of Cookeville.
Calvin and Nelia Kimbrough
The College of Arts and Sciences honored Calvin and Nelia Kimbrough. Calvin and Nelia both completed their bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Tech in 1969 and 1971 before earning divinity degrees and serving 43 years of appointed ministry in the Methodist Church.
Randy G. Darcy
Athletics honored Randy G. Darcy, a 1973 mechanical engineering graduate. Darcy is a retired executive vice president and chief technical officer for worldwide operations and technology for General Mills, Inc.
The College of Business honored Paul Korth. Korth earned a degree in accounting from Tech in 1986. With almost 30 years of experience in healthcare, Korth now serves as the chief executive officer at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Jim and Barbara Greeson
The College of Education recognized Jim and Barbara Greeson. Jim and Barbara each earned three degrees from Tech and have a combined 84 years experience in their careers as educators.
Lynne E. Parker
The College of Engineering recognized Lynne E. Parker. Parker earned her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tech in 1983. She currently serves as associate dean for faculty affairs and engagement in the Tickle College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and is a professor in the department of electrical engineering and computer science there.
Tammy Hatfield Boles
The College of Interdisciplinary Studies honored Tammy Hatfield Boles. Boles earned a doctorate degree in environmental sciences from Tech in 2009 and is an assistant professor in the university’s school of environmental studies.
The Whitson-Hester School of Nursing honored Abbye Solis. Solis earned her nursing degree from Tech in 2003 and since 2008 has worked as an acute care nurse practitioner in a surgical intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.