|’87 UC grad to address this year’s top students |
|Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 9:04 pm |
Cliff Joyner, a 1987 graduate of Union City High School, will return to his alma mater as the speaker for the 2012 UCHS academic Top Ten Banquet Monday evening in the school commons area.
Joyner is the son of Rob and Lou Joyner of Union City. He and his wife, the former Nicole Touzet, are the parents of Ford, who is 11 years old, and Oliver, who is 9. They make their home in Brentwood and are members of Brentwood First United Methodist Church.
The Top Ten banquet is in its 27th year of honoring the academic standouts of each class at UCHS. Among those who will be attending this year are Thomas Beard, Grace Ann Calfee, Hunter Corley, Peyton Cox, Mary Lawrence Critchlow, Emily Houston, Garrow Miles, Davis Odle, Elizabeth Shanks and Karl Ullrich II, members of the Class of 2015.
Representing the sophomore class will be Lauren Culver, Rachel Fowler, Brianna Hammond, Jona-than Hurtado, Molly Mac-lin, Brea Moran, Brittany Parker, Cody Robertson, Jason Stone and Julian Viall.
Juniors will include Ellen Bearden, Savannah Blackwell, Tara Elam, Aubree Guess, Sadie Hollis, Drake Parker, Garrett Ransom, Grant Ransom, Tory Reedy, Luke Searcy and Chloe Smithson.
And those for whom this will be the final opportunity to rise to the top in their class will be Madison Baldwin, Blair Beachum, Jessica Burnett, Hailey Cash, Ashlyn Chism, John Kirkland, Anna Moore, Nancy Sanchez, Mor-gan Stone and Kailtyn Wheeles.
Sponsors of the prestigious event include Com-mercial Bank & Trust, First Citizens National Bank, First State Bank, Reelfoot Bank, Russell and Donna Caldwell, Mike and Cathy Cox, Mrs. Mike Dickerson, Mrs. John W. Drerup, Janice Sloan Faulk, Gary and Marsha Houston, Bob and Beverly Hunt, David and Teresa Johnson, Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation, Bill and Carol Latimer, Lowe’s, Midwest-CBK, Burnie and Suzanne Powers, Reynolds Brothers Oil Co., Terry Petty Chevrolet, Tyson Foods Inc., Union City Insurance Agency and Warner Law Firm PLC.
Joyner received his bachelor of science degree in marketing from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1992 and a master’s degree in business administration from Rollins College in 1996. In 1997, he earned a second master’s degree in land economics and real estate from Texas A&M University.
He was employed by the Department of Defense for two years as a real estate specialist focusing on privatized housing and base closures and in 1999 he moved to Nashville to begin work as the assistant director of real estate at Vanderbilt University. He was promoted to director and then became the assistant vice chancellor for real estate operations in 2005.
His responsibilities include the Vanderbilt offices of real estate, printing services, campus copy and traffic and parking, with 400,000 square feet of administrative office space and clinic space for the university’s medical center departments included. His office also has 285 apartments providing rentals for faculty, staff, students and outpatient housing in its portfolio and the real estate office administers more than 1.5 million square feet of leased space for the university off campus.
Joyner also has responsibility for the Vanderbilt Legends Club, a 36-hole golf course located about 20 miles from downtown Nashville. The club is home to the university’s men’s and women’s golf teams and offers discounted rates to faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Joyner is chairman of the Nashville chapter of Delta Waterfowl and is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and an affiliate member of Certified Commercial Investment Member.
He has also been active as the former chairman of the membership activation committee for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce a and has served on the property committee of the Girl Scouts Council of the Cumberland Valley. Published in The Messenger 4.25.12