Gayle Tate

Spotlights on Alumni

In each issue, we have two profiles or “spotlights” on alumni. We try to pick alumni from different campuses and have a variety of career fields represented. If you know of someone who should be profiled, please send me an email. Suggestions are always welcome.

Beth Corum
Beth Corum is one of the spotlights in this issue. What a great photo!

The first spotlight we have in this issue is Beth Corum, a UT Martin graduate who is now president of Capital City Services Co., a subsidiary of Capital City Bank Group and chief people officer. She is based in Tallahassee. Beth is a native of Paris, Tenn., and studied communications at UT Martin. One of her professors was Jerald Ogg, who is now provost. We have a really nice photo of her showing off an animal print bracelet. Read the story to find out the significance of animal print. It’s good to read about alumni who succeed in the business world. I really appreciate Joe Lofaro at UT Martin for writing this story.

Tate with dogs

The second spotlight is Gayle Tate, a veterinarian in Woodbury, Tenn., who volunteers to treat dogs at the Iditarod. He was admitted to UT’s first class in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Check out the story to read more about how he takes care of dogs (and humans) along the race. It’s fun to read about alumni doing interesting things far from home. Thanks to intern Alex Cate for writing this story.