Tennessee Promise

2013 Alumnus of the Year

Darrell Thomas

Darrell K. Thomas, 1986 graduate and owner of Thomas Consultants, Inc., was recently chosen as 2013 Alumnus of the Year. A self-starter and a born entrepreneur, Thomas earned his biomedical engineering technology degree from Southwest (formerly State Technical Institute of Memphis) in 1986 and immediately formed Thomas Consultants, Inc. all the while pursuing his bachelor’s degree from Christian Brother’s University. While Thomas Consultants, Inc. initially provided turnkey systems for medical and dental offices, they branched into the government and corporate sector and are now seen as a leading national provider of information technology and communication solutions. For his efforts, Thomas Consultants, Inc. was chosen as the 2009 Minority Business of the Year.

Thomas is exceptionally community minded serving on numerous boards including the Baron Heights Community Development Corporation, where he was a founding director, the South Central Conference of Seventh Day Adventist, the MemphisFirst Community Bank, where he was a founding director, and the Regional Medical Center. He is also a member of the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Rotary Club, and has served a Juvenile Court Volunteer Probation Officer for more than 12 years. This Breath of Life Church Board Elder and Treasurer also is a Leadership Memphis graduate and is a member of the Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation Board where he has established an endowed scholarship to aid students with their tuition.

Alumni Spotlight


The Alumni Association is proud to announce its now on LinkedIn, the professional networking site. Join us and network with other Southwest Tennessee Community College graduates. To join, just go on to your LinkedIn site and click on groups. This is a great place to find out what other graduates are up to and build your own professional networks. The Association is also building another social media site just for Alums to connect.