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Alumni

Shirlee and Taylor Gandy

Scholarship supports first-generation students

A $1 million commitment from alumna Shirlee Gandy and her husband, Taylor, will help sophomores achieve their dreams of earning a college degree.

Ralph and Susan Hawkins

Gift from alumnus supports strategic vision

HKS Inc. CEO Ralph Hawkins ’73, the man who helped bring us Cowboys Stadium and College Park Center, is doing his part to ensure that the next generation of architects leaves its own legacy.

Navy nurse Kelly Bowman

Education prepared alumna for battlefield chaos

Kelly Bowman ’03 spent eight months as an emergency room nurse before deploying to Iraq. She describes the experience as baptism by fire.

Martin Lisius filming in a storm

Alumnus makes weather profitable

Threatening clouds and tornado sirens are his bread and butter. As founder of Tempest Tours, a storm-chasing business based in Arlington, Martin Lisius ’86 guides people on twister safaris.

Kaci Hickox

Passion, practicality drive nursing graduate

Kaci Hickox ’02 works with the nation’s top epidemiologists to analyze and improve health and disease surveillance. She also spent two years in Myanmar managing three primary health care clinics.

Debo Band

Alumnus founds band with Ethiopian flair

Led by Danny Mekonnen ’03, Debo Band’s vibrant, funk-influenced rhythm is blazing through music festivals across the country.