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Belmont Employees to be ‘Locked-Up’ for Good Cause

mda_logo.gifA number of Belmont University faculty and staff members are headed to the ‘slammer’ June 25 and 26 for the sake of a good cause. Along with almost 200 other local citizens, 36 Belmont participants will be “arrested” next week in the largest mock sting in Nashville history to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Faculty and staff range from all departments, including university finance, athletics and social sciences.
The participants will be jailed at Fleming’s Steakhouse, and a celebrity judge along with the local MDA Goodwill Ambassador will sentence each person to raise a $1,500 bail. Participants are encouraged to pre-raise their bail by asking for contributions from friends, family and associates. If they do not raise enough money in time, the participants will be asked to put on black and white-striped prison garb and take mug shots before being escorted to cells to serve their one-hour sentences.


MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional and public health education.
Below is the current list of Belmont employees scheduled to participate in next week’s event. Anyone interested in posting bail for these individuals can email them for more information.
MDA Belmont “Lock-Up” Participants:
Misty Biggers, Office of Communications
Dr. Cynthia Bisson, History
Lisa Bergen Wilson, Development
Angie Bryant, Beaman Student Life Center
Eric Burford, Office of Communications
Paul Chenoweth, ITS
Guy Chmieleski, University Ministries
John Coker, Business
Heather Copeland, Athletics
Katherine Cornelius, Beaman Student Life Center
Carolyn Cox, Beaman Student Life Center
Lisa Davis, CVPA
Bruce Dudley, Music
Salvatore Giorgianni, School of Pharmacy
David Graham, Curb Event Center
Henderson Hill, Student Affairs
Ginger Hooper, Pharmacy
Dr. Rachael Hopper, Education
Kelly Kane, Controllers Office
Andrew Kee, Network Services
Daniel Lawrence, Beaman Student Life Center
John Malone, Controllers Office
Alison McCommons, University Counsel
Dr. Lori Mcgrew, Biology
Lisa McGuire, Arts & Sciences
Nicole Mullins, Education
Christian Panneck, Admissions
Laura Prentice, University Counsel
Don Purdy, Auxiliary Services
Rachel Rigsby, Chemistry
John Carl Robertson, Controllers Office
Susan Saunders, Human Resources
Tim Southwick, Curb Event Center
Yvette Sparks, Athletics
Courtney Stephens, Library Services
Susan West, President’s Office
Chris Wruble, Arts & Sciences
Jamie Zeller, Beaman Student Life Center