Faculty and Staff
Bertie Wilcox Naylor Acker

87, March 19 in Dallas. Dr. Acker was a professor emeritus of modern languages. In 1965 she joined the faculty of the Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics at Arlington State College (now UT Arlington) as a professor of Spanish literature. She received several awards for her translation projects and retired from UT Arlington in 1990.


Pauline Welborn-Brown

61, Dec. 15, 2009, in Durham, N.C. Dr. Welborn-Brown was a member of the nursing faculty from 1989-97. Most recently she was an assistant professor of nursing at the University of North Carolina. She also held faculty positions in nursing schools at UT El Paso, the University of New Mexico, and Santa Fe Community College.


Timothy Brown

35, Jan. 19 in Mansfield. Mr. Brown was a media relations officer in the Office of University Communications. He previously was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in Jackson, Miss.


Richard B. Ferrier

66, Aug. 4 in Irving. Mr. Ferrier was a professor of architecture at UT Arlington, where he taught from 1968-2010. He was associate dean from 1985-95 and was a registered architect, interior designer, and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. His work is in the permanent drawing collections of the University of Houston, the American Institute of Architects National Archives in Washington, D.C., and the United States Library of Congress.


Marietta Alkire Goode

86, Sept. 26, 2009, in Arlington. Ms. Goode was a bookkeeper at the UT Arlington Bookstore from 1977 until retiring in 1990. She was a Red Cross volunteer for many years as a water safety instructor.


June James III

75, March 17 in Arlington. Dr. James was a faculty member and special assistant in the College of Education and Health Professions. He worked with future principals and superintendents and avidly attended career fairs to recruit students to UT Arlington. A former administrator at Southern University, he moved to Arlington in 1989 and became active in Mount Olive Baptist Church, where he helped found the Metro Christian Academy. He also was involved with the Arlington chapters of the NAACP and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.


Marian Millican

60, Jan. 13 in Fort Worth. Ms. Millican was an associate professor in the School of Architecture since 1996. She had a design studio, Millican & Co., in downtown Fort Worth and previously taught at Texas Christian University.


John E. Perkins Jr.

88, Dec. 21, 2009, in Arlington. Dr. Perkins was an associate professor of economics at Arlington State College (now UT Arlington) from 1957-65. He retired from Texas Christian University as a professor of economics after 24 years.


Donald F. Reaser

78, Dec. 29, 2009, in Waxahachie. Dr. Reaser was a professor emeritus of geology at UT Arlington, spending more than 40 years at the University before retiring in 2003. He continued to teach graduate courses until 2009. His classes featured field trips in Ellis County, where he had done extensive work.


Donald Greenspan

82, May 2 in Arlington. Dr. Greenspan was a professor of mathematics at UT Arlington from 1978 to 2000. He also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and wrote 27 books.


Jim Henderson

74, Nov. 12 in Arlington. Dr. Henderson was an associate professor in the UT Arlington Department of Art and Art History from 1970 to 2005. He taught art education and art appreciation classes. He is recognized as the founding father of the Texas Art Education Association’s Visual Art Scholastic Event and served as its director from 1994 to 1999.


Louise M. Koehl

92, Nov. 10 in Arlington. Ms. Koehl worked for more than 20 years as an administrative assistant in the Division of Student Activities and the School of Architecture. She was named Retiree of the Year in 2004.


William T. Lowry

67, June 14 in Grand Prairie. Dr. Lowry was a lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at UT Arlington from 1992 to 2009. He also taught at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and Brookhaven College.


Willie Zapalac

89, May 18 in Austin. Mr. Zapalac was head football coach at Arlington State College (now UT Arlington) for one season, posting an 8-1-1 record in 1952.


Andrew Baum

A member of the UT Arlington faculty since 2006, Andrew Baum died Nov. 22 in Keller. He was 62. Dr. Baum was the Jenkins Garrett Professor of Psychology in the College of Science and director of the Biosciences and Bioengineering Center at UT Arlington. He gained national recognition for his research on stress and its impact on health and illness. His work received 25 years of continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health.


James Kopp

An associate professor of psychology, James Kopp died Nov. 19 in Arlington. He was 75. Dr. Kopp’s focus was in applied and experimental analysis of behavior. He was the first president and a founding member of the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis and was appointed to the Public Responsibility Committee of the Tarrant County Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. A UT Arlington faculty member since 1970, he received the College of Science Outstanding Teaching Award in 2006.


John Harold “Hal” Box

81, May 8 in Austin. Mr. Box’s career at UT Arlington began in 1970, when he was chosen to lead the new Department of Architecture. When the School of Architecture was approved two years later, he was named dean, serving until 1976. He left UT Arlington to become dean of architecture at UT Austin.


Irving Owen Dawson

83, May 8 in Arlington. Dr. Dawson taught in the Department of Political Science at UT Arlington from 1977-93, serving as chair for 12 years. He was named professor emeritus in 2001. He also taught at Lamar, Texas Wesleyan, and Texas Christian universities and was a consultant for the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Civil Service Commission in Washington, D.C., under President Lyndon B. Johnson.


Peggie Mazziotta

83, April 25 in Dallas. Ms. Mazziotta was a staff photographer at UT Arlington from 1973-92. She previously worked for the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal, Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, and the Dallas Times Herald.


James W. Callicutt

A 40-year faculty member, James Callicutt died Sept. 15 in Arlington. He was 83. Dr. Callicutt was a professor emeritus of the School of Social Work and a founding member of what was then the Graduate School of Social Work in 1968. He led efforts to win accreditation for the school in 1970. An assistant dean and associate dean, he served as interim dean three times before retiring in 2008. He was named a pioneer by the National Association of Social Workers and served on numerous committees and agency boards.


Donald Dwight Seath

Longtime aerospace engineering Professor Don Seath died May 3 in Fort Worth. He was 79. Dr. Seath was a professor at UT Arlington for 45 years, serving as chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for 11 years. He was an instructor at Iowa State University and worked for General Dynamics in Fort Worth before taking the faculty position at Arlington State College (now UT Arlington) in 1965. His research included low-speed aerodynamic analysis and wind tunnel testing, analysis of flight vehicles, and wind energy conversion systems rotor analysis and testing.


Charles Howard Connally

95, Oct. 25 in Fort Worth. Mr. Connally was a professor and assistant dean in the Department of Civil Engineering for 27 years. He retired as dean of student administration in 1978. He was a life member of the Texas Industrial Arts Association and the American Society of Engineering Education.


Paul W. Phillips

75, Oct. 10 in Arlington. The Rev. Phillips was director of the Church of Christ Student Center at UT Arlington for 24 years. He retired as minister at North Davis Church of Christ in 1998.


Charles R. Knerr

A faculty member since 1976, Charles R. Knerr died Jan. 2 in Arlington. He was 64. Dr. Knerr was an associate professor of political science and served as assistant chair of the Political Science Department from 1993 to 1996 and acting chair from 1994 to 1996. A co-founder of the American Undergraduate Moot Court Association, he was faculty adviser for the UT Arlington Moot Court Students Association since 1996. He was named the University’s Outstanding Academic Adviser in 1995. The Charles R. Knerr Endowment, established in 2006, provides a scholarship each year and honors Knerr for his teaching and dedication to students.


Joe D. Spradlin

A professor emeritus of electrical engineering, Joe D. Spradlin died Sept. 11 in Arlington. He was 94. Mr. Spradlin began teaching at Arlington State College (now UT Arlington) in 1962. He led a team of engineers in developing the first color television camera for RCA. He was a graduate of UT Austin and a member of the Arlington Men’s Garden Club, UTA Retirees Club, Arlington Retired Teachers, and Lamar Baptist Church. A World War II veteran in the European and Pacific theaters, he was awarded five combat stars and a Bronze Star Medal.


Stanton Berry Garner

86, Nov. 20, 2011, in San Marcos. Dr. Garner became chair of the UT Arlington Department of English in 1970. He also taught as a visiting professor at the Naval Academy. After retiring from UT Arlington in 1987, he taught in Portugal on a Fulbright Fellowship in 1988 and finished his career as a visiting professor at Texas State University.


Frank G. Gladden

90, Dec. 6, 2011, in Arlington. Mr. Gladden was a microbiology professor at UT Arlington from 1959 to 1987.


Betty Jane Hinshaw Williams

87, March 12 in Arlington. Ms. Williams retired as assistant business manager at UT Arlington in 2003 after 47 years of service.


Lucille Cardenas

69, Dec. 10, 2011, in Arlington. Ms. Cardenas was an instructor at the UT Arlington English Language Institute from 1997 to 2011. Previously, she was a professor in the Intensive English Program at TCU, where she was also an assistant dean of students.


Roger Allyn Dickinson

82, Feb. 9 in Arlington. Dr. Dickinson served as dean and marketing professor in the UT Arlington College of Business from 1975 to 2007. He taught at Rutgers University before coming to UT Arlington.


Neil H. Dishon

87, Jan. 20 in Arlington. Dr. Dishon began working for UT Arlington Student Health Services in 1971 and served as chief of staff from 1978 to 2006. He started his medical career as a civilian physician in San Antonio at Kelly Air Force Base. Before coming to UT Arlington, he worked at the University of North Texas as a staff physician in the student health center.


Shirley Fleischer Binder

82, July 26 in Dallas. From 1996-2009 Ms. Binder worked at UT Arlington in various capacities, including overseeing enrollment services.


Kenneth Richard Halliday

65, July 16 in Athens, Ohio. Dr. Halliday taught mechanical engineering at UT Arlington from 1977-79.


Lanny Michael Solomon

66, July 12 in Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Solomon was an accounting professor at UT Arlington from 1978-98.


Cecilia Thompson

91, Jan. 16 in Alpine, Texas. Ms. Thompson taught Theatre Arts at UT Arlington from 1963-67.


Truman Black

A professor emeritus in the Physics Department, Truman Black died Sept. 12 in Arlington. He was 74. Dr. Black retired in 2011 after 45 years on the UT Arlington faculty. A pioneer in solid-state research, he generated millions of research dollars for students and equipment, helped create physics graduate programs, and wrote more than 100 publications. He was known for his liquid nitrogen demonstrations that educated children through the Young People’s University. Black supervised the dissertation and thesis research of five doctoral students and 23 master’s students, and mentored dozens of undergraduates.


Raymond R. Andrae Sr.

75, Oct. 30 in Fort Gaines, Ga. A former professor of military science, Lt. Col. Andrae was instrumental in establishing the Military Science Hall of Honor. He started the Gold Bar Club, which has allowed the Cadet Corps Alumni Chapter scholarship fund to offer several scholarships to cadets every year. He also began the Corps Tradition Fund and created many other ways to honor and help UT Arlington cadets. In 1993 he was selected as an Honorary Distinguished Alumnus, and in 2001 he was inducted into the Military Science Hall of Honor. He served as president of the Cadet Corps Alumni Chapter and was a member of the alumni board.


Emory D. Estes

87, March 16 in Arlington. A professor emeritus of English, Dr. Estes retired in 2007 after 51 years on the UT Arlington faculty. He chaired the English Department from 1970-82. Under his direction, the department developed a doctoral program and published four literary journals. He received the department's first award for teaching excellence created by Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. For four years, he served as UT Arlington faculty athletic representative and president of the Southland Conference. In recent years, he researched the life and works of Robert Burns in Scotland and London.


Sondra Oster Kaufman

83, Aug. 27 in Dallas. Dr. Kaufman taught speech communication for 25 years before retiring and focusing on promoting Jewish issues worldwide.


Frank M. Smith

86, Sept. 21 in Arlington. Mr. Smith taught civil engineering from 1956 to 1977. He also worked as an engineer for the city of Arlington, the Texas Highway Department, the city of Chicago, and Gulf Oil Co. He ran his own consulting engineering firm for more than 10 years and was a founding partner in the firm that became Schrickel, Rollins and Associates.


Barbara Coleman

60, Dec. 7 in Hurst. Ms. Coleman served as assistant director and events manager at Texas Hall from 2003-2012.


Richard Massie

55, Sept. 16 in Chicago. Dr. Massie was director of Multicultural Services from 1982 to 1997. He went on to become assistant dean for student services at the University of Florida and vice president for student and administrative services at Shawnee Community College in Illinois.


Clinton E. Parker

77, Dec. 14 in Arlington. A professor emeritus of civil engineering, Dr. Parker served as chair of the Civil Engineering Department from 1982-99. More than 10 endowed scholarship funds were established during his tenure as chair. He established the Civil Engineering Advisory Committee, which continues to serve as an effective liaison between the University and industry. On a national level, he was chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers Department Head Council for many years. Prior to joining UT Arlington, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Virginia for 15 years and the Virginia Military Institute faculty for four years.


William Mac Stegall

85, Dec. 5 in Arlington. Mr. Stegall taught printmaking and photography for more than 30 years in the Department of Art and Art History. He also taught art classes at local communities and charities.


Delbert Arlyn Taebel

78, Aug. 31 in Austin. Dr. Taebel was a professor emeritus in the School of Urban and Public Affairs. He served as associate dean for the school, graduate adviser in the master of urban affairs program, and adviser for the Ph.D. in urban and public administration. He was a UT Arlington faculty member from 1970 until his retirement in 2008.


Rex Dyer

84, March 31 in Dallas. Mr. Dyer was a professor of art and art history. He began at Arlington State College (now UT Arlington) in 1956 and retired in 1987.


Shirley Dunson Inglis

73, Nov. 28 in Fort Worth. Ms. Inglis was a secretary in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from 1965-1975.


Mary Elizabeth McLaughlin

50, March 19 in State College, Pa. Dr. McLaughlin taught psychology and management at UT Arlington from 1990-2001. She also taught at San Diego State and Penn State.


Thomas V. Morley Jr.

64, March 3 in Houston. Col. Morley was director of transportation training and services in the Division for Enterprise Development from 2008-2013. He retired from the Army after 27 years. He was an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam and later commanded a battalion and brigade.


Allen L. Rose

85, Feb. 1 in Fort Worth. Mr. Rose retired from the UT Arlington physical plant in 1983 after working there 10 years.


Howard Bailiff

50, Jan. 14 in Arlington. Mr. Bailiff was a scientific instruments maker in the Department of Physics from 2007-2013.


Nana Bolton

93, Jan. 19 in Dallas. Ms. Bolton worked in the UT Arlington Bookstore from 1970 until her retirement in 1991. She volunteered for many years at Mission Printing, a publisher of Christian literature.


Harry Stephanou

62, March 28 in Arlington. Dr. Stephanou was director of the Automation and Robotics Research Institute from 2004-12.


Norman L. Weaver

76, Jan. 8 in Fort Worth. Mr. Weaver began at Arlington State College (now UT Arlington) in 1965 and was director of information technology when he retired in 2000.


Joseph Rosenstein

93, May 3 in Dallas. A professor emeritus, Dr. Rosenstein was an executive at Pollock Paper Co. before becoming an assistant professor in the Management Department. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Chicago, where he earned three degrees.


Martha Lee Frazar Woolf

The wife of former UT Arlington President Jack Woolf, Martha Lee Frazar Woolf died July 14 in Arlington. She was 89. Mrs. Woolf was active in the Arlington Woman’s Club, the UT Arlington faculty Women’s Club, Shady Valley women’s golf, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Bailando Dance Club, and many other social and educational organizations. She was a member of the committee that initiated the Arlington Fourth of July parade. A native of Strawn, Texas, she was the University’s first lady from 1959 to 1968.


Frank Harrison

Former UT Arlington President Frank Harrison died Aug. 9 in Dallas. He was 99. Dr. Harrison joined the University in 1965 to establish graduate programs while teaching at what is now UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. After establishing six graduate departments, he became acting president in 1968 and president in 1969. He left in 1972 to become the first president of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, retiring in 1985. During Dr. Harrison’s tenure, UT Arlington created its first Ph.D. program, conferred its first doctoral degrees, and added several buildings.


2010s
Edward Walter Planche

(’11 BA, Interdisciplinary Studies), 36, July 3 in Arlington. Mr. Planche was a math instructor at Starrett Elementary School in Arlington.


Carlos Roberto Rangel

(’10 BS, Interdisciplinary Studies), 29, Oct. 13 in Laredo. Mr. Rangel was an avid cross country athlete, having run in several marathons.


Julie Anne Haneke Velasco

(’11 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies), 39, April 17 in Austin. Ms. Velasco was a high school math teacher and volleyball, basketball, and softball coach in the Manor (Texas) Independent School District.


Derek Main

(’05 MS, Geology; ’13 PhD, Environmental and Earth Science), 41, June 4 in Dallas. Dr. Main was director of the Arlington Archosaur Site and taught at UT Arlington, North Lake College, and Tarrant County College.


2000s
Tim Schickedanz

(’07 BSN), 42, Sept. 30, 2009, in Fort Worth. In 2004 Mr. Schickedanz received the Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award, which recognizes health care professionals who have helped others through exceptional service, sacrifice, and innovation. He was an emergency room nurse.


Elizabeth Chappell Hope

(’02 BA, Political Science), 30, May 21 in Arlington. She was a lab assistant at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus.


Chris Kuykendall

(’07 BA, English), 26, May 11 in Grapevine. Mr. Kuykendall was a manager at DFW Adventure Park in Roanoke.


Pamela Turrentine Stites

(’02 MSSW), 59, Dec. 11 in Austin. Ms. Stites was an entrepreneur who owned and operated a personnel agency. She also had a career in social work as a caseworker with Child Protective Services.


Vijayakrishnan Ambravaneswaran

(’08 MS, Electrical Engineering), 27, Aug. 30 in Malden, Mass. Mr. Ambravaneswaran worked at the BioMEMS Resource Center, part of the Center for Engineering in Medicine at the Massachusetts General and Harvard University teaching hospitals.


Jillian Michelle Smith

(’09 BA, Criminal Justice and Criminology), 24, Dec. 28 in Arlington. Ms. Smith was an officer in the Arlington Police Department.


Gene David Wheelbarger

(’03 BS, Computer Science Engineering), 29, June 21 in Crowley. Mr. Wheelbarger worked at XTO Energy, All Systems Inc., and PSC Motorsports.


Debra Jean McNeill

(’04 MSN), 43, April 15 in Fort Worth. Ms. McNeill worked for Medical City in Dallas before joining the T&R Clinic in Haltom City.


Robert F. Welch III

(’08 BA, Interdisciplinary Studies), 26, April 3 in Afghanistan. First Lt. Welch was an ordnance officer in Company B, 201st Brigade Support Battalion in the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division. Among his honors were the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, both awarded posthumously.


Trini Do

(’04 BS, Information Systems), 29, July 23 in Grand Prairie. Ms. Do was a research assistant who handled financial records at TMAC.


Megan Brianna Atkinson

(’07 BBA, Marketing), 26, Aug. 30 in Dallas. Ms. Atkinson owned and operated Sweet Lucy’s Bakery in Arlington. She also had a real estate license.


David Bynum

(’07 BBA, Business Administration), 53, July 5 in Houston. Mr. Bynum was a project manager at Mazanec Construction in Waco. He also worked for the city of Waco as survey party chief, civil design technician, landfill manager, and program administrator.


Michelle Ta

(’08 BS, Accounting), 28, July 23 in Grand Prairie. Ms. Ta managed financial records at TMAC.


Michael Ray Eskridge

(’00 BA, Journalism), 49, April 10 in Burleson. Mr. Eskridge was sports editor at the Burleson Star for 11 years. He was a member of The Shorthorn staff at UT Arlington.


Dustin Vincent

(’09 BA, Interdisciplinary Studies), 25, Nov. 3, 2011, in Kirkuk Province, Iraq. A first lieutenant, Mr. Vincent was a member of the 1st infantry division in the Army at Fort Riley, Kan. He received the Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with one campaign star, National Defense Service Medal, the Global War of Terror Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.


Nathanael George Fallis

(’07 BS, Economics), 33, Oct. 27 in Hurst. Mr. Fallis was a financial analyst at TD Ameritrade in Fort Worth.


Teresa Nina Halupnik

(’01 BS, ’03 MS, Biology; ’08 PhD, Quantitative Biology), 56, Oct. 7 in Fort Worth. Dr. Halupnik was a professor of biology at Tarrant County College.


Wayne Everette Creech Jr.

(’04 BA, Criminal Justice), 30, Sept. 20 in Fort Worth. Mr. Creech was a safety services case manager for Child Protective Services. He was president of the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society at UT Arlington.


Christopher “Toby” Trowbridge

(’00 BS, Biochemistry), 38, Feb. 5 in Mansfield. Mr. Trowbridge worked at United Parcel Service for almost 20 years. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.


Carmen “Tati” Ortega

(’01 BA, Criminal Justice), 36, March 15 in Dallas. Ms. Ortega worked 11 years for the Dallas Police Department.


Lara C. Smith

(’01 BA, Psychology; ’10 BSN, Nursing), 36, March 9 in Fort Worth. Ms. Smith was a registered nurse at Cook Children’s Medical Center.


Stephen J. Brown

(’04 BS, Computer Science Engineering), 41, Jan. 22 in Dallas. Mr. Brown was a Home Depot sales manager and construction associate.


Ashley Anne McGowan

(’09 BBA, MS, Accounting), 28, Jan. 21 in Portland, Ore. Ms. McGowan was an accountant with Intel Corp. While at UT Arlington she was president of Beta Alpha Psi, honorary accounting organization.


John Robert Urban

(’06 Cohort MBA), 64, Feb. 21 in Fort Worth. Mr. Urban taught in Shreveport, La., schools and had a 20-year career in sales before receiving his cohort MBA. He was a corporate trainer until his retirement in 2012.


Freddie Charles Ferrell

(’03 MSSW), 58, March 21 in Abilene. After serving 20 years in the Air Force, Mr. Ferrell earned a master’s degree and was a social worker for the state of Texas for 10 years.


1990s
Stephen Michael Sanders

(’96 BFA), 35, Nov. 9, 2009, in Sierra Madre, Calif. Mr. Sanders was involved with the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, volunteering and filming a documentary to get the word out about the mission’s work.


Marcus Edward Worley

(’98 BS), 38, Nov. 13, 2009, in Grapevine. Mr. Worley worked at Risk Technologies in Mansfield. As a student, he worked in the Office of University Publications.


Kent Merrell Sheppard

(’90 BA, Psychology), 56, June 6 in Azle. Mr. Sheppard worked at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for 20 years. He later owned and operated Ray Sheppard Steel Enterprises.


Raymond L. Springston

(’91 MS, Computer Science Engineering), 63, Feb. 23, 2010, in Fort Worth. Mr. Springston was a lecturer and adviser in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UT Arlington.


David Killinger

(’94 BBA, Marketing), 39, March 31 in Arlington. Lt. Killinger served with the Arlington Police Department for 13 years. He received the Supervisor of the Year Award in 2007.


Larry W. Morris

(’94 BA, Broadcast Communication), 50, Aug. 23 in Fort Worth. Mr. Morris worked for AIDS Outreach for eight years.


Lisa Gilbert Cash

(’91 BA, Communication Speech/Elementary Education), 43, May 28 in White Oak, Texas. Ms. Cash taught 13 years in the Grand Prairie Independent School District and six years in the Gladewater ISD. She was a lifetime member of Tri Delta sorority.


Magda Ortiz

(’92 MSN), 48, July 29 in San Antonio. Ms. Ortiz was a senior research compliance manager in the Texas Diabetes Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Previously, she worked concurrently as a clinical nurse specialist at the Health Science Center’s Division of Diabetes and as director of clinical research for TDI.


Carol Huffman Damon

(’93 BSN), 50, Oct. 20 in Fort Worth. Ms. Damon was a career nurse who met her ultimate challenge overseeing her own treatment for the last 10 months of her life.


David E. Cabrera

(’94 MSSW), 41, Oct. 29, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Cabrera was a clinical social worker with the Army’s Medical Service Corps. In his 15-year military career, he traveled to Hungary as a chief of mental health, to Iraq as a behavioral health officer for a Stryker Brigade, and to Germany, where he served as deputy director of Soldier and Family Support Services for Europe Regional Medical Command.


Debra Bass-Chambless

(’97 MSN), 60, Aug. 4, 2011, in Cedar Hill. Ms. Bass-Chambless was a clinical instructor in the UT Arlington College of Nursing from 2005 to 2008. She was a geriatric nurse practitioner, working in various nursing homes in the Dallas area.


Janice Liane Lambert

(’90 MArch), 63, July 8 in Fort Worth. Ms. Lambert worked at The Projects Group in Fort Worth and was instrumental in redesigning the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.


Louis Laster

(’90 BA, Psychology; ’96 MSSW; ’08 PhD, Social Work), 43, March 26 in Fort Worth. Dr. Laster was an adjunct professor in the UT Arlington School of Social Work since 2007.


Sue Scibek

(’92 MSN), 67, June 17 in Graham. Ms. Scibek retired as a nurse practitioner at the Young County Family Clinic at the Graham Regional Medical Center.