Title: Curry Todd: University of Memphis

Curry Todd chose the University of Memphis for his college because of its rich and immense history, a history best described by the schools official website itself, which states, “The University of Memphis was founded under the auspices of the General Education Bill, enacted by the Tennessee Legislature in 1909. Known originally as West Tennessee State Normal School, the institution opened its doors Sept. 10, 1912, with Dr. Seymour A. Mynders as president. Students in the first classes selected blue and gray as the school colors and the tiger as the mascot. Tradition holds that the colors, those of the opposing armies during the Civil War, were chosen in commemoration of the reuniting of the country after that divisive conflict. Over the next decade, The Desoto yearbook was created, the first library was opened in the Administration Building, the first dining hall was built and the first men’s dorm was built; today that dorm, Scates Hall, houses the College of Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s offices.”

“In 1925 the name of the college changed to West Tennessee State Teachers College. Three years later, the Brister Library was built, named after two-term president John W. Brister. In 1931 the students created a campus newspaper, The Tiger Rag; and in 1935 the school’s agriculture department was discontinued. The college changed names again in 1941, becoming Memphis State College, and in 1946, J. Millard “Jack” Smith became president – the first alumnus to hold the position. In 1950 graduate studies were initiated, and in 1954 the school switched from a quarter to a semester system.”

Curry Todd says that schools with rich histories rooted in America such as the University of Memphis are a credit to the country. As the website continued to explain, “In 1957 the state legislature designated Memphis State full university status. In 1959 the university admitted its first black students, and the first doctoral programs began in 1966. The 1970s, under President Cecil C. Humphreys, saw new buildings constructed across the campus, including a University Center and a 12-story library. In 1983 MSU became the first public university in Tennessee to gain accreditation of its entire curriculum. The 1990s were characterized by another name change and another building boom.”

Curry Todd: Doing What is Right

Curry Todd is a political representative of the government of the State of Tennessee, and has dedicated himself to the political machine for many years, becoming a true expert. Curry has always focused on going above and beyond the call of duty to assure that justice is being done. Above all Curry pledged to himself a long time ago that he would always do the right thing, even if it was also the most difficult thing to do as well. Curry says that the hardest road is often the right one in fact, but also the most rewarding. This is especially true in the world of politics, where even the most basic and simplistic, unobtrusive legislation can take years just to be seen, and many more to be passed, and usually isn’t done without many alterations and compromises as well. Curry says that often bills pass through so many different hands and different suggestions that by the end they are something completely unrecognizable, and entirely different. Curry says that this is the problem with politics today, and that we need to focus more on doing what is right, rather than doing what is in the interest of each individual party.

Curry Todd says that though doing the right thing can often be difficult and obscure, that if one looks hard enough, the right thing always makes itself known. Curry says that all politicians should operate under this simple principle, remembering that their main purpose is to serve the people and the community, impacting the world in a meaningful and beneficial way. Curry says that it is this kind of altruism that is the future of politics.

Curry Todd: Kappa Alpha Order

Curry Todd has been involved in many extra-curricular activities throughout his life, always striving to do better or more for the community around him as well as the world at large. It is for that reason that Curry would join the Kappa Alpha Order, a prestigious fraternity that had many of the same goals in mind. As the fraternity’s official Wikipedia states, “Kappa Alpha Order (commonly known as Kappa Alpha, KA, or “the Order”) is a social fraternity and a fraternal order founded in 1865 at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia. As of 2014, the Kappa Alpha Order lists 122 active chapters, 7 provisional chapters, and 33 suspended chapters. Along with Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Nu, the order represents a third of the Lexington Triad. Since its establishment in 1865, The Order has initiated more than 150,000 members.”

Curry Todd became a member of Kappa Alpha not only because of its policies, but because of its rich history, something explained further by their Wiki, which states, “Kappa Alpha Order was originally founded as Phi Kappa Chi on December 21, 1865, at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. James Ward Wood, William Archibald Walsh, and brothers William Nelson Scott and Stanhope McClelland Scott are the founders of the fraternity. Soon after the founding, the local Virginia Beta chapter of Phi Kappa Psi protested the name “Phi Kappa Chi”, due to the similarity of the names, leading Wood to change the name of the fraternity to K.A. by April 1866. The popular Kuklos Adelphon society had gone defunct during the Civil War, and it is suspected that Wood selected the letters K.A. to attract those who were familiar with the old society. Within one year, the order’s ritual would be expanded upon by Samuel Zenas Ammen, who was dubbed the “practical founder”. In the years that followed, the fraternity spread throughout the Southern United States, as well as other states such as California, Arizona and New Mexico. KA is one-third of the Lexington Triad, along with Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Nu. The founders listed Robert E. Lee’s chivalry and gentlemanly conduct as an inspiration, and he was designated the “Spiritual Founder” of the Order by John Temple Graves at the 1923 Convention.”

Curry Todd: A Business Owner

Curry Todd has had many interesting and life changing experiences over the course of his life, all that have helped attribute to molding him into the man he is today, an exceptional man as many would say. Curry Todd may now currently serve as a politician and representative of the Republican party in Tennessee, but wasn’t always doing so, and lived quite a normal life before that. One of Curry’s personal undertakings of note was when he became a private business owner.  In 1978, Curry opened his Safe Door and Security company, one that was dedicated to keeping people safe and comfortable in their own home. Curry has always been very conscientious about safety, especially when it comes to the home, as he believes it is the right of any person to be able to defend themselves in the case of a home invasion. Curry says that as a police officer he had seen far too many invasions and burglaries, crimes of that nature that could have been prevented had the proper security measures and precautions been taken. It is these experiences that prompted Curry to open his own security business, so that he could offer aid and peace of mind to the community, something he was already very experienced at.

Curry Todd says that running his own business was very analogous to being a part of the political machine today, and managing the many voices of the community. Curry says that learning to individually micro manage each employee, taking into account their own personal needs as well as the collective needs of the company helped him down the road to better understand the political entity that he deals with daily now.

Curry Todd: A Family Man

Curry Todd is a representative of the Republican party in Tennessee, and has been for many years, helping to enact many excellent policies over the years. Curry has won much of his favor due to his honesty and integrity, as well as his commitment to the little people. Curry says that he understands the middle class because he himself came from it. Curry says that people have always flocked to him not because of some talent or political gift, but because he is just like them, and the relate to him on such a level that they are able to trust him in Washington with their wants and needs. Curry attributes this to being a family man, someone who knows the importance of family. Curry says that no one without children should be a politician, as children help teach the patience, understanding, and virtues necessary to be a good politician representative for your people. Curry says that the family is the first real government, and that learning it on a small scale has helped him understand the body of government on a whole much better. Curry also says that family values are what inspire him to continue trying to improve the system itself, so he can provide a better future for his own.

Curry Todd says that a man who doesn’t put his family first has his priorities mixed up, and that eventually he will regret it. Curry believes that family provides the necessary nourishment for someone to do well in the world, as it nourishes both the mind and the body by giving you a support system to rely on.

Curry Todd: Political Campaign Managing

Curry Todd is an official representative and politician for the Republican party in Tennessee, and has dedicated himself fully to his political career for many years now. Over the course of this illustrious career Curry has begun to accumulate a vast amount of skill sets and knowledge of the complex animal that is politics in America. Though many understand the basic lattice work and frame of how government works in America, many do not understand how it truly works day to day, and the practical applications that allow all of the magic in Washington to happen. Curry says that the key to winning over a community is to keep them actively involved in this process, to show them that the strange and enigmatic political machine is actually quite simple and very accessible. Curry says in order to do this you have to keep them in tune with political campaigns, something that he has been managing for many years. Curry first had a difficult time with all of the budgeting and planning that came with hosting a political campaign, focusing more on its individual success for a certain candidate or policy that they were striving for at the time. It wasn’t until much later that Curry saw the bigger picture, realizing that each campaign was a smaller part of the true campaign that lobbied only for awareness about policies and Republican opinion.

Curry Todd says that political campaigns aren’t just about winning at the next election, but about building a base of supporters and like minded individuals that are likely to support you when the next election comes as well. Curry says when you have earned the people’s trust, that is when you both can work together to make a real impact in the world.

Curry Todd: Political Campaign Managing

Curry Todd is an official representative and politician for the Republican party in Tennessee, and has dedicated himself fully to his political career for many years now. Over the course of this illustrious career Curry has begun to accumulate a vast amount of skill sets and knowledge of the complex animal that is politics in America. Though many understand the basic lattice work and frame of how government works in America, many do not understand how it truly works day to day, and the practical applications that allow all of the magic in Washington to happen. Curry says that the key to winning over a community is to keep them actively involved in this process, to show them that the strange and enigmatic political machine is actually quite simple and very accessible. Curry says in order to do this you have to keep them in tune with political campaigns, something that he has been managing for many years. Curry first had a difficult time with all of the budgeting and planning that came with hosting a political campaign, focusing more on its individual success for a certain candidate or policy that they were striving for at the time. It wasn’t until much later that Curry saw the bigger picture, realizing that each campaign was a smaller part of the true campaign that lobbied only for awareness about policies and Republican opinion.

Curry Todd says that political campaigns aren’t just about winning at the next election, but about building a base of supporters and like minded individuals that are likely to support you when the next election comes as well. Curry says when you have earned the people’s trust, that is when you both can work together to make a real impact in the world.

Curry Todd: A Police Man

Curry Todd has a long history of serving and protecting the community, of concerning himself with the well being of not just himself, but everyone around him. Though Curry now services the community behind a desk as a politician and representative of the good people of Tennessee, he once served in a more direct way, walking up and down the beat of the streets as a police officer, upholding justice and serving the peace in a more direct way. Curry says that his time as a police officer was very valuable as experience for his transition into politics, as it helped him get well acquainted with how a community functions, as well as the thoughts and ideas of the people that make up those communities. It was through police work that Curry learned the best way to find out people’s opinions, wants, and needs, was simply to ask yourself, and put yourself among the people, getting out instead of sitting behind a desk expecting all the feedback to come to you. Curry says that in his experience it is the proactive politician who best represents the opinions of his community and the people around him, something he never would have learned had he not served as a police man many years ago.

Curry Todd says that being a police man is one of the best ways that someone can service their community, as you are the safety net that helps them sleep at night. Curry says that the world can unfortunately be a very hostile and dangerous place, which is why officials and enforcers such as police officers should be admired and respected, as they endanger themselves so that others can rest easy.

Curry Todd: Basketball

Curry Todd has been a constituent of the Tennessee House of Representatives since 1998. Before that he was a businessman, and before that a Memphis Police Official. But before any of these things, Curry Todd was a standout basketball player in high school, good enough to have received numerous scholarship offers from colleges and universities all around the country.

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To this day, Curry Todd is the only Tennessee high school basketball player to make the All-Memphis team four years in a row. He also made it to the All-Shelby County basketball team for three years, and was named the Shelby County Player of the Year. He was elected a high school All-American in Scholastic and Parade magazines and named the Tennessee Player of the Year. And in one of the greatest accolades accorded a young basketball player, Curry Todd’s basketball jersey number was retired when high school playing days were over.

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Curry Todd was a sought-after college prospect who was inundated with offers from colleges. UCLA, the University of Kentucky, the University of Tennessee, Duke University, the University of North Carolina, Texas A&M, Connecticut, and the University of Southern California all expressed interested in getting Curry Todd into their basketball programs. And that is just to name a few.

But when it came time to make a decision, Curry Todd nominated to stay close to home, and chose the University of Memphis, which at the time was known as Memphis State University, where he remained a high scored averaging sixteen points per game.

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Curry Todd : Republican State Legislator

Curry Todd is a Republican State Legislator who was first nominated in 1998. During his time in office, Curry Todd has worked with distinction. He has been a constituent of the House State Government Committee, the House Business and Utilities Committee, the House Business and Utilities Subcommittee, and the Tennessee Peace Officers and Training Commission.

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Curry Todd was nominated by the Peace Officer’s Standard Training Commission (POST) to draft and enact police legislation with the Tennessee General Assembly, and stayed in that position from 1981 to 1987.

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