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About the BCHS Alumni Association

The Baptist College of Health Sciences Alumni Association is an independent organization that cultivates lifelong relationships with current and future alumni. As a committed partner and supporter of the college, the Alumni Association strives to promote pride in and recognition of BCHS and its graduates. Whether you studied nursing, diagnostic medical sonography, medical radiography, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy, respiratory care, or health care management – at any of the Baptist Memorial Schools or the Baptist College of Health Sciences – if you are a Baptist alum, we want to hear from you!

To meet that commitment, the Alumni Association works to strengthen the relationship between the alumni and the college, and to support the continued growth and development of the college. In addition, the organization exists to bring together Baptist alumni by encouraging participation in the service to the college and facilitating fellowship among alumni.

The Baptist College of Health Sciences Alumni Association is governed by a board of directors, including president and officers representing the college by geographic region. The board meets twice per year: June and November. The alumni board of directors is listed below. If you are interested in serving as a board member, please contact the alumni office at 901-572-2853.


Denese Shumaker President
Sarah Rogers Vice President
Stephen Hultgren Secretary/Historian
Phyllis Gates Member
Alice Moisan Member
Lori Turpen Member
Robbie Lowery Member
Carol Barber Member
Teresa Dawson Member
Damon Mays Member
Kathy Fish Member
Sarah Brumley Member
Ruth Reyes Member
Reynae Bennett Member
Erma Oliver Immediate Past President