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Alumni Spotlight

2015 Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Linda Fay Chism

The 2015 Alumnus of the year is Dr. Linda Fay Chism. Currently the Director of Training and Development at Regional One Health, Dr. Chism has distinguished herself throughout her well rounded career in academia, consultation, administration, team building, systems development, organizational dynamics and healthcare management.

Dr. Chism received her degree in nursing from Southwest (former Shelby State) in 1978 and then went on to receive her Master's Degree in Nursing from University of Tennessee, and a doctoral degree from the University of Memphis.

A former chair of nursing for Southwest Tennessee Community College, she is also a nationally recognized conference presenter and site visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and International Association for Continuing Education and Training.

Dr. Chism has been honored with national and state commendations and is listed in Who's Who for Professional Leadership and is President of Memphis International Training Institute. She has served as an expert on curriculum design for Donald Trump, Dave Ramsey, the Jasper Williams Conference, Vision Builders Conference, Frank Ray Expository Preaching and Church Growth Conference, and others. She has presented with Dr. Ben Carson, the renowned neurosurgeon and author of Gifted Hands.

Dr. Chism is a board member of the American Heart Association, and a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education.

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