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IN THE NEWS
“He was a geology professor at a college in Georgia” was the lead provided by a reader
of Smoke Signals. The
result was that Michael Ledbetter was found in Little Rock, Ark.
Here’s his story.
Since 1963, I attended UT for a couple of years and graduated
from Memphis State in 1969 and again in 1970 with BS and MS
degrees in Geology. Three years in the Army was followed by
getting a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Rhode
Island. Next stops were faculty positions at U o f Georgia and
then San Jose State University. During the CA stay, I served 2
years in DC at the National Science Foundation and returned a few
years later on a "permanent" basis only to leave 3 years ago for greener pastures in Little
Rock, where I am Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at the University of
Arkansas at Little Rock. I am inching toward retirement by giving up the Dean position to
do online teaching and have a little time to myself for a change.
Married 33 years to wife Marilyn who is from Missouri and was living in Memphis when we
met. We love hunting for antiques and the like to fill up the house with more stuff than we
need and keeping in touch with friends from the many places in the country where we
GO WEST, YOUNG MAN, and take Sara with you.
Sara Love Swanton and Ronnie have
sold their Collierville home
and are moving to Fayetteville, Ark. and will begin construction
on a home in a new subdivision on Beaver Lake. They will live
with their younger son, Todd, while their home is being built.
ALSO ON THE MOVE
Vera Bailey O’Neal has pulled the
pin, and relocated to the Ft. Morgan
area of Gulf Shores, Ala. Vera plans to maintain her RN license while
living on the Redneck Riviera.
COULD BRING A NEW DIMENSION TO THE TERM “ROAD RAGE” by Marcia Eckles Miller
My little almost senior at U of M drove the NASCAR
experience last Sat. She climbed in a
real NASCAR strapped up, helmet, fire suit and all and drove 10 laps on the Memphis Motor
Sport oval asphalt track. She had an hour of black board instructions and then was told to just
follow the car in front of her as if she was being towed. She did and her average speed was
88 mph with a 95 mph best lap. She did this as suggestion by one of her professors in order to
get the feel and experience what muscles the drivers use. She is applying to NASCAR clinics
at the tracks for Physical Therapy positions. She is one brave and go getting little gal.
LOCAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED From Paul Sisco
Anyone in our class interested in doing research on the history of Central and its
predecessor Memphis High School, please e-mail Paul. mailto:email@example.com
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