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Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter Will Honor Four Oct. 14 University News
For release: October 1, 2010

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The University of Memphis College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter will honor its 2010 Outstanding Alumni on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The honorees are Leigh Baim Mansberg (BA ’91, MAT ’92), Robert R. Milner (BS ’67), Dr. Larry Robinson (BA ’79), and Edward L. Stanton III (BA ’94, JD ’97).

Leigh Baim Mansberg
Leigh Mansberg
Mansberg is English Department chair and Katherine Neely Chair of Excellence at St. Mary’s Episcopal School, where she teaches honors and AP English classes. Mansberg previously taught at White Station and Overton high schools. She is a two-time recipient of the Joseph B. Whitehead Coca-Cola Educator of the Year Award and winner of the Tennessee Council Teachers of English Outstanding Teacher Award and Creative Teacher of the Year.

Robert R. Milner
Robert Milner
Milner is owner/partner and industrial real estate broker with Colliers Wilkinson & Snowden Inc. He also is owner of Duckhill Kennels, where he breeds and trains Labrador Retrievers for gundog work, scent detection work, and disaster search. Milner designed the disaster search-dog program for the Tennessee Task Force 1 urban search and rescue unit. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, he is the author of three books on dog training. Milner also is an initiator of SuperTerminal Memphis, a 1,000-acre intermodal rail terminal housing all five Memphis railroads.

Dr. Larry Robinson
Dr. Larry Robinson
Robinson is assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In that role, he oversees climate change and other threats to coastal communities, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Robinson had been vice president for research and a professor in the Environmental Sciences Institute at Florida A&M University. Since 2001, he had served as director of the NOAA Environmental Cooperative Science Center headquartered at FAMU.

Edward L. Stanton III
Edward Stanton III
Stanton was appointed U.S. attorney for the Western District of Tennessee this year. He was a senior attorney with FedEx Corp. at the time he was nominated for the post. Stanton began his legal career with the offices of Charles E. Carpenter and served as assistant city attorney for the City of Memphis and as an associate with the law firm of Armstrong Allen.

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