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Alumni Honor Mr. Jim Russell with Portrait

October 8, 2014

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The Alumni Executive Board honored Mr. Jim Russell, beloved English instructor for 48 years, with a portrait that will adorn the Dining Hall. Faculty and students, friends and family gathered on campus October 6 for an unveiling reception and to celebrate Russell, who held the Sue Hightower Hyde Chair of English from 1969-2013. Mr. John […]

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Jarnagin Named New Baseball Coach

August 1, 2014

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New Baseball Head Coach John Jarnagin brings more than 30 years of college-level experience to his position, and he looks forward to using that experience to guide younger players. “I appreciate the opportunity to influence young men in the right direction, just like in college,” he said. “MUS provides an environment and a foundation in […]

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Science with Heart: Nail Award Recipient Analice Sowell Shares Lifelong Passion for Teaching

June 9, 2014

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When Mrs. Analice Sowell was a young girl, she set up a classroom in her parents’ home office, complete with a chalkboard and an antique student desk, so she could play school with friends. Somehow, little Analice, now the 2014 John M. Nail Outstanding Teaching Award recipient, always ended up as the teacher. After receiving […]

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McCarroll ’92 Joins History Department

May 28, 2014

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Mr. Patrick McCarroll ’92 returns to MUS to teach Upper School history courses in the 2014-15 school year. He taught here from 1998-2008, leaving to become executive director of the Live Oak Foundation Fund. He then served for three years as director of services, programs, and operations for the Diocese of Memphis Catholic Schools. In […]

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Smithson Joins Science Department

May 28, 2014

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Mr. Garrett Smithson will join the faculty in August as a Lower School science teacher. Smithson earned his B.S. in science from Christian Brothers University. After graduation he worked for the Mallinckrodt Nuclear Pharmacy in Memphis, then taught middle school science at Holy Family School in Holly Springs and at Holy Rosary Catholic School in […]

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Abel Joins Math Department

May 28, 2014

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Mr. Shawn B. Abel will join the Math Department for the 2014-15 school year, teaching honors and accelerated pre-algebra and overseeing the Lower School Math Lab. Abel is a graduate of Rhodes College, with a B.A. in mathematics, and he holds a master’s degree from the University of Memphis. Over his 27-year teaching career, he […]

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Johanson New College Counselor

May 28, 2014

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Mr. Steven Johanson joins the staff on June 23 as assistant director of College Counseling. While a student at Rhodes College, he worked for the Admissions Office, leading tours for prospective students and families and hosting students during overnight visits. He also served several internships in Rep. Steve Cohen’s (D-TN) office and in the college-guidance office at […]

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Towner ’07 Joins Admissions Office

May 28, 2014

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Mr. Justin D. (Buck) Towner V ’07 will join the staff for the 2014-15 year as assistant to the director of admissions. In addition Towner will assist with lacrosse and football programs, the summer SLAM program, and school leadership programs. While earning his bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Tennessee, he coached the […]

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Jones New History Department Chair

May 28, 2014

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  Dr. Jonathan Jones has been named chair of the History Department, following the retirement of Mr. Doug Perkins in May. “Dr. Jones has the credentials, the experience, and the temperament to serve superbly as chair of our History Department,” Headmaster Ellis Haguewood said. “I am pleased that he accepted our invitation to provide leadership […]

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Trinomial Equation: Mr. Darin Clifft, the Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Zombie Apocalypse

May 14, 2014

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Mr. Darin Clifft’s obsession with The Incredible Hulk was not the reason he received the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award, but it surely did not hurt his nomination. Indeed, the fact that his visage is sometimes tinged green – at Halloween, Homecoming – reflects a fun-loving spirit that colors his teaching. In a chapel presentation May […]

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