Macon Cove Campus
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134-7693

Union Avenue Campus
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-3322

Fayette Center

Gill Center

Millington Center

Southeast Center

Whitehaven Center

901/333-STCC * www.southwest.tn.edu

DATE: July 19, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, (901) 333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, (901) 333-4247

Southwest Foundation Board of Trustees Announces New Officers

Southwest Tennessee Community College announces the appointment of officers to its Foundation Board of Trustees for the 2002-2003 academic year.

William B. Bill Nelms, president of the Memphis division of BancorpSouth, has been named president; John M. Farris, a principal of Farris, Mathews, Branan, Bobango & Hellen, P.L.C., has been named vice president; and J. Thomas Deutsch, associate vice president of investments for Raymond James & Associates, Inc., has been named secretary/treasurer. Dr. Nathan L. Essex, Southwest president, made these appointments.

Nelms brings a wealth of experience as a business and civic leader to his role as president of Southwest’s Foundation Board of Trustees. His BancorpSouth responsibilities include the Bartlett, Wolfchase, Collierville, Germantown and East Memphis branches. He is a member of the Memphis Downtown Rotary Club and recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, and a member/director of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce.

The Southwest Foundation initiates fund-raising and public relations efforts to assist in establishing scholarships for deserving students, equipment for classrooms, staff development opportunities for Southwest employees, start-up funding for innovative programs, and new facilities for the College.

Southwest, Tennessee’s largest two-year college, has two main campuses – the Union Avenue campus at 737 Union Avenue, and the Macon Cove campus at 5983 Macon Cove – and centers and teaching sites in Frayser, Millington, Collierville, Southeast Memphis, Whitehaven and Fayette County, TN.

For additional information about the Southwest Foundation Board of Trustees, call Jean Atkeison Vernon at (901) 333-4577.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.