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Promotions/Job Changes
Jones, Billie "Bill" Posted: 3/21/2017 5:46:30 PM
Class of 1974
Billie D. "Bill" Jones, journalism 1974, is now working as a part-time staff writer for The Rogersville Review in Rogersville, Tenn. Jones retired from the Greeneville Sun in 2010 and formerly worked for the Kingsport Times-News and the Bristol Herald-Courier. In addition, he was employed by United Telecom, Centel, AT&T and Lucent Technologies in public relations and employee communications capacities. He and his wife, Wanda Jones, reside in the Striggersville community just north of Rogersville. In addition to a B.S. in journalism from ETSU, Bill holds an MA in liberal studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a veteran of service in the United State Air Force, the Tennessee Army National Guard and the Tennessee State Guard.
White, Jennifer Posted: 1/25/2017 9:04:59 AM
Class of 2009
Jennifer L. White ('09) has been hired as a Director of Government Relations at lobbying firm Madison Services Group in Washington, D.C. Previously Jennifer was a lobbyist for the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents. She is a 2015 graduate of the Charleston School of Law.
Dye, Brenna Posted: 11/28/2016 8:35:23 PM
Class of 2011
Promoted to Director of External Reporting & Corporate Accounting at Cushman & Wakefield, a global provider of commercial real estate services with more than 12,000 employees worldwide. Leads a team of 11 responsible for external financial reporting, technical accounting, and corporate accounting.
Butler (Francis), Michaele Posted: 6/15/2016 4:22:04 PM
Class of 2000
Michaele Butler was promoted to Vice President of Public Relations and Development at Michael Dunn Center. She has worked for MDC for 10 years and believes wholeheartedly in their mission of empowering individuals living with disabilities and challenges to gain independence. In January of this year, Michaele was honored as one of the Knoxville Business Journals 40 under 40. This prestigious award is bestowed upon young leaders who are making an impact in their community.
Michaele and her husband Michael (B.A. '00) live in Knoxville and have two children, William (4) and Katherine (2).
Brooks, Jessica Posted: 6/6/2016 4:12:00 PM
Class of 2008

Jessica Brooks Joins American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network as Tennessee Grassroots Manager

Nashville, Tenn. – March 15, 2016 – Jessica Brooks has joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as Tennessee grassroots manager.

Brooks, who has bachelor degrees in both sociology and marketing and a master’s degree in public administration from East Tennessee State University, was previously employed as community manager, Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society in Knoxville and worked as an intern in the Tri-Cities area.

In her new role, Brooks will be working with volunteers throughout the state as they contact their elected officials at the local, state and federal level to advocate for making cancer a top priority.

“Jessica will be working with current volunteers and will also be recruiting new people to be become a part of our growing national movement that is fighting back against cancer,” says Lynn Williams, Tennessee government relations director. “We are very lucky to have her join our team.”

ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit

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Terry, Jason Posted: 5/5/2016 10:43:04 AM
Class of 2014 Posted by an administrator
Jason “Jay” Terry (BBA ’14) has now been promoted to the position of Enterprise Business Manager with Mizuho OSI. This position entails managing the company’s business within group purchasing organizations and integrated delivery networks. Jason graduated from ETSU in 2014 with his Bachelor of Business Administration.
McKinney, Joshua Posted: 5/5/2016 10:32:42 AM
Class of 2008 Posted by an administrator
Josh McKinney (BS ’08) has been named the new Community Impact Coordinator for the United Way of Elizabethton/Carter County. Josh graduated from ETSU in 2008 with his Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications. He comes from a background of community work. He was an Americorps volunteer, and he served the town of Unicoi as its community relations coordinator. He also spent several years at Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation.
Beasley, Marsha Posted: 5/5/2016 8:17:18 AM
Class of 1978 Posted by an administrator
Marsha Beasley (BS ’78) recently accepted a coaching position at University of Mississippi. Beasley will be the head women’s rifle coach. She has helped coach young women to eight NCAA championships. Beasley received her Bachelor’s degree at ETSU and went on to gain her masters at West Virginia. While in school, she competed in smallbore and air rifle, as well as a being a member of the U.S. National Team.
Gaines, Malendie Posted: 4/19/2016 9:30:54 AM
Class of 2015 Posted by an administrator
Malendie Gaines (DRPH ’15), who received her Doctor of Public Health degree in Epidemiology in 2015 from the ETSU College of Public Health, has accepted Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) postdoctoral fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is working in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB Prevention as a Health Equity Fellow. Through this fellowship, she can assist other researchers in exploring the social determinants of health of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexual transmitted diseases, and Tuberculosis.
Cook, Peter Posted: 4/8/2016 9:11:40 AM
Class of 2011 Posted by an administrator
Peter Cook (BFA ’86 MA ’11) has been named Chair of the American Sign Language Department at Columbia College in Chicago. Mr. Cook graduated from ETSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts as well as a Master’s Degree in Education. He has been an associate professor at Columbia College in Chicago since 2006 and has served as the interim chair since spring 2014. His work has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival and the National Book Festival at the White House. He has appeared in Live from Off Center’s “Words on Mouth” and “United States of Poetry,” produced by Emmy-winner Bob Holman.
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