You are here

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.


Erma Oliver President
Denese Shumaker Vice President
Sarah Rogers Secretary/Historian
Phyllis Dorrough Region 1 Advisor
 Vacant Region 2 Advisor
 Vacant Region 3 Advisor
 Vacant Region 4 Advisor
Carol Barber Member At Large
Teresa Dawson Member At Large
Phyllis Gates Member At Large
Lori Turpen Member At Large
Robbie Lowery Member At Large
Stephen Hultgren Member At Large
Alice Moisan Member At Large
Damon Mays Member At Large
Kathy Fish Member At Large
Sara Brumley Member At Large
Ruth Reyes Member At Large
Betsy Brooks Immediate Past President