For release: October 1, 2010
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
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).
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Larry Robinson
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.
Edward Stanton III
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