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2012

Brittain William (Bill) H. Brittain
2012

Brittain attended Walters State in the mid-70's. Bill was also a WSCC employee and tennis coach. In 1994, the Hamblen County Commission appointed him County Trustee. He would be elected to four terms (16 years) as county trustee, and he was named by the Tennessee County Trustees Association as the 2005 Trustee of the Year. After 16 years as county trustee, he decided it was time for a change and ran for Hamblen County mayor in 2010. Since then, as mayor of Hamblen County, Bill has been working every day to make this community a better place to live. Brittain was honored with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni in Civic Achievement Award.

Davis Eddie R. Davis
2012

Davis graduated from Walters State in 1985 with a degree in management technology. Eddie's career is defined by his dedication to helping others. For over 32 years, he served as the executive director for the Youth Emergency Shelter in Morristown, implemented in 1978. Under his supervision the shelter provided around-the-clock emergency care for over 12,500 children in crises situations. Eddie also serves as the Hamblen County Coroner, where he is confronted with the responsibility of notifying next of kin. Davis was honored with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni in Civic Achievement Award.

Surber-Green Evonne Surber-Green
2012

Surber-Green graduated from Walters State in 2000 with an associate of science degree in human services. In her current position Evonne oversees programs and mobilizes volunteers to provide assistance to the elderly and individuals affected by natural disasters and poverty. As state director of AmeriCorp, she has provided leadership for programs that provide free home and health services to disabled seniors in 42 counties throughout Tennessee. She also organizes services that center around disaster relief, education, the environment, and health. Surber-Green was honored with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni in Civic Achievement Award.

Clark Randall B. Clark
2012

Clark received his associate of science in pre-engineering from Walters State in 1974. He currently serves as Vice President for Standards and Regulations for Emerging Zones in South America, Russia, Africa, India and the Middle East at Michelin North America Truck Tires. While his responsibilities at Michelin require him to travel throughout the world, he still finds time to volunteer in his community, including serving as president for the Carolina Youth Symphony. Randy is also the son of Walters State's first president, the late Dr. James Clark. Clark was honored with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni in Professional Achievement Award.

Murphy Judge Michael C. Murphy
2012

Judge Murphy attended Walters State in the 70's. After earning his doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Memphis Law School in 1980, he began his career in law as a legal aid attorney for the first legal aid office in Morristown. He practiced as an Elder Law attorney for the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency. Judge Murphy would go on to establish his own law firm, which has been in practice for 32 years. From 1996 to 2000, he served as Morristown Municipal Court Judge and has served as Special Judge for the Hamblen County General Sessions Court. Judge Murphy was presented the 2012 Distinguished Alumni in Professional Achievement Award.

Terry F. Braxton Terry
2012

Terry graduated from Walters State with his associate of science degree in 1990. He would go on to earn his bachelor's and doctor of jurisprudence degrees and pass the Tennessee Bar Exam in 1996. In just the past 16 years, he has become one of, if not the, leading products liability and personal injury attorneys in the state. At Walters State, Brack has provided invaluable service to the college as a past president of the foundation and a past member of the foundation's executive committee. He and his family have recently established the Charles R. Terry Athletic Scholarship Fund. Terry was honored with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni in Professional Achievement Award.

Cabbage Ryan W. Cabbage
2012

Cabbage will always have the distinction of winning the first national championship for Walters State. As a member of the Senators golf team, Ryan won the NJCAA Individuals National Championship in 1995 and graduated that summer. That same year, he was named a NJCAA First Team All-American. Ryan continued his collegiate career in golf at Auburn University. After earning his bachelor's degree from Auburn, Ryan began his coaching career in golf in 1999 when he was hired as the assistant men's golf coach at Auburn. In 2011 he was named head men's golf coach at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. Ryan was presented with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni in Athletic Achievement Award.

Rice Dr. Crystal R. Rice
2012

Dr. Rice earned an associate's degree from Walters State in 1996. Currently, she is an associate professor of mathematics at the college. Crystal is dedicated to serving others and not just her students. The community organizations she supports are many, both in the community and at Walters State. She has served as the captain of the Walters State Relay for Life team and supervised the Kingswood Angel Tree program for the college. She also served for eleven years as the advisor for the college's Alpha Beta Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, which is the national honor society for two-year colleges. Dr. Rice was presented with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni in Community and/or Volunteer Service Award.