The 2016-2017 Jack Davis Professional Achievement Awards
Every year, CHES presents the Jack Davis Professional Achievement Awards to outstanding alumni for accomplishments in their fields. The award was established in 1986 in honor of Dr. Lewis Clifton “Jack” Davis, a Tuscaloosa dentist and a pioneer in emphasizing the importance of nutrition in dentistry. Dr. Davis also was the first male graduate of the CHES nutrition department.
Chad Barker : Athletic Training
Barker, of Columbus, Mississippi, is a partner and the regional Vice President of Operations for Drayer Physical Therapy Institute and owner of Partner Core Fitness.
Meredith Franks : Fashion Retail
Franks, of New York, is Senior Product Manager of women’s woven and Product Manager of women’s collection/Fashion Show for Joe Fresh.
Heather Dill : Hospitality Management
Dill, of Northport, Alabama, is the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Embassy Suites in downtown Tuscaloosa.
Sheena Gregg : Human Nutrition
Gregg, of Tuscaloosa, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and Assistant Director of the Department of Health Promotion & Wellness at The University of Alabama.
Jennifer Hairston : Consumer Sciences
Hairston, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the Vice President of Operations at Barnett & Company.
Matthew Maxwell : Interactive Technology
Maxwell, of Sharpsburg, Georgia, is the Manager of Clinical Program Development for Cancer Treatment Centers of America - Medicine & Science.
Grant Trick : Apparel Design
Trick, of Birmingham, Alabama, is the owner of Design Industry Workroom in Birmingham.
Taylor Williams : Human Development & Family Studies
Williams, of Memphis, Tennessee, is Clinical Director at the Memphis Mental Health Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Lana Koenning : Sports Business Management
Koenning, of Atlanta, Georgia, was the Manager of Suite Member Services for the Atlanta Falcons and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Laura McKoy : Interior Design
McKoy, of Dallas, Texas, is the Creative Director and Vice President of Interior Design for Omni Hotels & Resorts.
Melanie Tucker : Health Sciences
Tucker, of St. Paul, Minnesota, was an associate professor in the UA School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine.