Bryan named UT-Martin Outstanding Alumnus
David Bryan, a financial adviser with the Tennessee branch of AXA Advisors LLC, received the Outstanding Alumnus Award at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in an alum's chosen profession.
Bryan has 31 years of experience in the financial-planning industry. After graduating from UT-Martin in 1980, he joined AXA Advisors the same year. He also holds ChFC and CLU professional designations.
He is active in the National Estate Planning Council, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, UT-Martin Department of Global Studies Advisory Board and the Society of Financial Service Professionals.
Schulte receives teaching award
Gail Ogden Schulte, a former teacher at Ooltewah Middle School, is among recipients of a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
PAEMST awards are given annually to outstanding K-12 science and math teachers from across the country. Winners are selected by a panel of scientists, mathematicians and educators following an initial selection process done at the state level.
Schulte taught middle-school science for 12 years in Tennessee, eight at Ooltewah, before becoming an instructional facilitator for Rutherford County Schools.
Presidential Award honorees will receive a trip to Washington D.C., later this month for a series of recognition events, professional development sessions and meetings with policy-makers. In addition to receiving $10,000, honorees will meet President Barack Obama and his administration.
Craig receives Myers Award
Denise Craig was recently awarded the F. Marvin Myers Service Award by the National Association of Church Business Administrators.
Craig is chief financial officer at Abba's House in Hixson and a certified church administrator through NACBA.
She has served on the NACBA Professional Training and Standards committee, is president of the Ocoee Region chapter of NACBA, and serves on the editorial advisory panel for Church Executive magazine.
• Hunter Raines received his juris doctorate from Albany Law School in Albany, N.Y., during the school's 161st commencement held at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
• Claire LePage of Lookout Mountain has been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society. Students qualifying for this honor society must maintain a minimum 3.75 grade-point average.
• Franklin Williams has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in computer science at Tyner Middle School. He is the son of Latoya Williams.
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