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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.


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, Montgomery, 1976;capital bureau chief, Florida Information Network, Tallahassee, 1976;instructor, U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1976-1977;producer, reporter, news director, Alabama Public television, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, 1977-1979;assistant professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1979-1986;assistant professor, American U., 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.


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


  • Other Work

    • 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).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: acting, singing, reading, travelling.


John Edwin Toppins

Anne (Davis) Toppins