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Sarah Elizabeth Toppins

Sarah Elizabeth Toppins, American real estate agent. Certified residential specialist; licensed real estate agent, Maryland, Washington. Recipient Alabama Associated Press awards, 1975, Alabama Society Proj. Journalist award, 1979, Troy State University Hector award, 1979, Coltrane Award for Media Excellence, International Radio television Society, New York City, 1989.


  • Toppins, Sarah Elizabeth was born on January 18, 1952 in Lake Village, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of John Edwin and Anne (Davis) Toppins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Radio-television-Film, University Texas, 1973. Master of Science in Political Science, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1977.


    • Operations manager WUOA Radio, Tuscaloosa, 1974. News director Station WQTY-WFMI Radio, Montgomery, Alabama, 1974-1976. Reporter, anchor Alabama Radio News Network, 1976.

      Capital bureau chief Florida Information Network, Tallahassee, 1976. Instructor University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1976-1977. Producer, reporter, news director Alabama Public television, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, 1977-1979.

      Assistant professor University Illinois, Urbana, 1979-1986, American University, Washington, 1986-1989. Real estate agent Long & Foster, Kensington, Maryland, since 1987. Chair board Illini Media Company, Urbana, 1983-1986.

      Executive secretary Illinois News Broadcasters Association, Urbana, 1985-1986. Writing consultant National Education Association, Washington, 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Certified residential specialist. Licensed real estate agent, Maryland, Washington.


    • Reporter, producer radio and television stories.


    Actress, singer community theatre, Urbana, Tuscaloosa. Member Radio television News Directors Association (board directors 1985-1986), Society Professional Journalists (local officer 1976), Montgomery County Association Realtors (Washington committee member since 1988), District of Columbia Association Realtors, Prince Georges County Association Realtors, Maryland Association Realtors, National Association Realtors (editorial board Realtor magazine 1988-1989).



    Acting, singing, reading, travel.


    • father: John Edwin Toppins
    • mother: Anne (Davis) Toppins
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    Born January 18, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1973
      University Texas
    • 1977
      University Alabama
    • 1974
      Operations manager, WUOA Radio
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
    • 1974 - 1976
      news director, Station WQTY-WFMI Radio
      Montgomery, Alabama, United States
    • 1976
      capital bureau chief Florida Information Network
      Tallahassee, Florida, United States
    • 1976 - 1977
      instructor, University Alabama
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
    • 1976
    • 1977 - 1979
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
    • 1979 - 1986
      assistant, professor University Illinois
      Urbana, Illinois, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      assistant, professor University Illinois
      Washington, United States
    • 1987
      real estate agent Long & Foster
      Kensington, Maryland, United States
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