UA College of Human Environmental Sciences Presents Alumni Awards
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama College of Human Environmental Sciences presented the Jack Davis Professional Achievement Awards during recent homecoming activities on campus.
This year’s honorees include Laurie Hannah Campbell, Holley Johnson Grainger, Donald E. Hansen, Dustin Graden Hill, Marc Phillip Laney, Kay Moore, Michael A. Spoors, Matthew Anderson Stroud, Teresa L. Suttle and Lea Georgette Yerby.
The awards are presented annually to outstanding CHES alumni for their professional accomplishments. Dr. Jack Davis, the first male graduate of the College, was a pioneer in emphasizing nutrition and dentistry.
Laurie Hannah Campbell
Campbell, of Atlanta, Ga., was recognized for her achievements in human development and family studies. As director of Atlanta’s First Presbyterian Preschool, she manages a staff of 45 professionals and oversees the education of children ages 18 months to 6 years. During her tenure, Campbell successfully led the school’s review for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. She has a Master of Science in human development and family studies from UA.
Holley Johnson Grainger
Grainger, of Birmingham, was recognized for her achievements in the field of nutrition. She is the nutrition editor of CookingLight.com and MyRecipes.com. Prior to her role as the founding editor of MyRecipes.com, she was associate food editor of Southern Living magazine, where she wrote the “Healthy Food” column, the “Healthy Living” special section, and other feature stories. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in food and nutrition as well as a Master of Science degree in human nutrition, both from UA.
Donald E. Hansen
Hansen, of Lafayette, Va., has been in the fire and rescue service for 29 years. He has served in a variety of capacities including instructor at Roanoke College, a senior police officer and division chief with the Virginia Department of Fire Programs. Hansen earned a master’s degree in instructional technology from the UA.
Dustin Graden Hill
Hill, of Sanger, Texas, was recognized for his achievements in athletic training. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from UA and a Master of Science degree in human performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. As director of sports medicine and senior associate athletic director at the University of North Texas, Hill is responsible for all athletic programs for 350 student-athletes.
Marc Phillip Laney
Laney, of Houston, Texas, was recognized for his achievements in sports management. As the assistant athletic director for ticketing operations at Rice University, he is responsible for management of the entire ticketing system for all 16 university sports. Early in his career at Rice, Laney was the youngest ticket manager at a Division 1 NCAA university. He earned a Bachelor of Science in family financial planning and a Master of Science in Sports Management, both from UA.
Moore was recognized for her achievements in consumer sciences. A lifelong resident of Gadsden, Moore serves her community as director of Downtown Gadsden Inc., a non-profit community partnership dedicated to fostering the economic development of downtown Gadsden. She also serves on that city’s planning commission, Junior Achievement and cultural arts committee. Moore earned a Bachelor of Science in consumer sciences from UA.
Michael A. Spoors
Spoors, of Bowling Green, Ky., was recognized for his achievements in clothing and textile design. In his role as vice president of design and merchandising for Fruit of the Loom, he oversees the design and merchandising divisions for five brands and several private label brands. In addition to founding an endowed scholarship in support of UA’s athletic department, Spoors received the Margaret Strough Gold Key Award in recognition for achievements and service to the design department at UA.
Matthew Anderson Stroud
Stroud, of Tuscaloosa, was recognized for his achievements in restaurant and hospitality management. He is the clubhouse manager for West Alabama’s premier private club, North River Yacht Club. Stroud earned a Bachelor of Science in restaurant and hospitality management. In his spare time, he is an active participant in Community Soup Bowl of Tuscaloosa.
Teresa L. Suttle
Suttle, of Centreville, was recognized for her achievements in interior design. She is overseeing the restoration of an 1835 antebellum home in Centerville. Throughout her career, she has owned her own interior design firm, and she designed and built homes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Suttle has a Bachelor of Science in interior design from UA.
Lea Georgette Yerby
Yerby is an adjunct professor of Health Sciences in UA’s College of Human Environmental Sciences and assistant professor of community and rural medicine in the College of Community Health Sciences. She earned a Master of Science in Human Development and a doctorate in health education and health promotion from UA. In addition to being a former radio show host and health columnist, Yerby serves her community through involvement with West Alabama Autism Outreach and board membership with West Alabama AIDS Outreach.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.
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