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Joy Wood Bush ('65)

2616 Aster Court
Grand Junction, CO 81506-8527


After her B.A. degree from TTU she earned an M.S. degree in Guidance and Counseling and an M.A. degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Teachers of Other Languages) and Intercultural Studies. She was a 6th grade teacher in the Prince George County School System in Petersburg, VA, and then a secondary teacher of English and Social Studies in the Los Alamos School System, Los Alamos, NM. She made additional use of her TESOL degree by teaching English as a Foreign Language on the University level in the English Language Institute of China in Langfang and Harbin, China. Joy is now retired and heavily involved in volunteer work. (Updated 04/20/12)

Sarah Mae Lowe Scoggin ('66)

1825 Malabar Drive
Germantown, TN 38138-3015

At last report, Sarah was a Marketing Consultant for Barnstable Broadcasting, 965 Ridgelake Blvd., Suite 102, Memphis, TN 38120

Carleen Alexander ('69)

1804 Connies Lane
Hixson, TN 37343


In addition to her B.A. in French, Carleen has an M.A. in English (1971) from TTU. She also received her Master's in Library Science degree from Peabody at Vanderbilt University. She has taught French and English, and also served as a librarian, in the Hamilton County, Tennessee, Dept. of Education. She is now retired.

Michael J. Stanton ('67)

311 Heights Avenue
Tullahoma, TN 37388-3246

Michael is a Counselor in the Coffee County Board of Education for Tullahoma High School, Tullahoma, TN 37388.

Dr. Martha Elizabeth Massey Gibson ('68)


After leaving Tennessee Tech, Martha married in August of 1968 and moved to Tallahassee, Florida where she received an MA in French at Florida State University in 1970. She taught two years of French at Florida State.

Her family moved to Nashville in 1973 and she was a full-time mother until the family moved again to Oxford, Mississippi in 1978. There she taught all levels of French at Oxford H.S. in Oxford, Mississippi while working on her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Personnel (with a teaching area in French) at the University of Mississippi (1981).

Her family returned to Nashville in 1981. From 1981-1991 she alternated between home schooling her two children (4 years total) and teaching French at Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, from which she is now retired. Martha also teaches a Sunday School class and a weekly women's Bible Study at their church in Nashville. Her husband, Robert Gary Gibson, a 1965 graduate of Tennessee Tech in Secondary Education-Mathematics, is University Registrar at Vanderbilt University.

They have two children: Joy Elizabeth Gibson Smith, an English and history graduate of Union University, and Jonathan Gibson, a graduate of Brentwood High School. Martha also has 6 grandchildren.

Jimmye Irwin Cox ('69)

66 Esther Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Carole Jean Ivey ('69)

1951 N. Denton Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38501-1413

Carole holds an M.A. degree in English (TTU, 1979) as well as a B.A. in French and teaches English at Cookeville H.S.