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Notable

Catheleen Jordan

Dr. Jordan (’79 MSSW) received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She is the Cheryl Milkes Moore Professor in Mental Health Research in the UT Arlington School of Social Work.

Lauretta Hill

Lauretta Hill

Hill (’93 BA, Criminal Justice) is the first African-American woman to be promoted to assistant police chief in the Arlington Police Department. She is a 19-year veteran of the APD.

Lamar Goree

Dr. Goree (’01 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is superintendent for Caddo Parish Public Schools in Shreveport, La. Previously he was an area superintendent in the Mansfield Independent School District.

Randi Nelson

Randi Nelson

Nelson (’07 BA, Journalism/Public Relations) was selected by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a “New Leader in the Law” for her achievements in legal work, pro bono efforts, and community involvement. She is an associate attorney at Nusbaum & Parrino PC in Westport, Conn.


1969

Ralph M. Cox (BS, Mechanical Engineering) has begun a phased retirement as a senior principal with Tompkins International, a supply chain consulting firm. He lives in Austin.

1970

Robert Gnuse (’70 BS, ’74 MS, Civil Engineering) is a partner with Denver-based Gnuse Enterprises, LLC, which provides management, marketing, and sales consulting and training to companies that must persuade at the executive level.

1971

Kristy Libotte Keener (BFA, Art) won three International Gold Marcom Awards for graphic design. She is the graphic design coordinator at the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

1973

Ron Jensen (BA, Psychology) was elected mayor of Grand Prairie in May 2013.

1977

Mike Farris (BA, Political Science) wrote his fifth novel, The Bequest, about an Oscar-winning actress and the ups and downs of her career.

1978

Louis D. Marks Jr. (MBA, Finance) is a licensed residential mortgage loan originator specializing in reverse mortgages for senior homeowners. He is retired from Bell Helicopter Textron. Miriam Nisenbaum (MSSW) is executive director of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Her most recent professional experience was as the vice president of Children and Family Services with Easter Seals Central Texas in Austin. She has served as the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Dallas and of H.O.P.E. (Honoring of Peoples Everywhere) in Dallas. Kevin Simmons (BBA, Finance) is professor of economics and Corrigan Chair of Economics and Business Administration at Austin College in Sherman.

1979

Robert Lee Joseph (BBA, Systems Analysis) is author of “The Everywhere Book Series,” a group of action-adventure books. Randal Wickersham (BA, History) is a senior business planning analyst for Hewlett-Packard’s global real estate team in Plano, where he coordinates the computer-aided facilities management process.

1980

John Colligan (’80 BS, Architecture; ’86 MLA, Landscape Architecture) owns Colligan Golf Designs in Arlington. Joan Cox (BBA, Accounting) was a finalist for Dallas Business Journal CFO of the Year in the nonprofits category. She is chief financial officer for Head Start of Greater Dallas.

1982

Kelly Brechel (BBA, Finance) is director of commercial valuation and counseling for O’Brien Realty Advisors in Fort Worth. Previously she was associate director of Integra Realty Resources’ Fort Worth office from 1990-2013. Tim Eckersley (BS, Electrical Engineering) is senior vice president for Allegion, a provider of security solutions based in Ireland. He is president of the company’s Americas region. Previously he was Ingersoll Rand’s president of Commercial Americas. K. Jamie Rogers (’82 MS, ’85 PhD, Industrial Engineering) was inducted into the University of Missouri College of Engineering Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department Hall of Fame. Dr. Rogers is a professor and associate chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at UT Arlington, where she has served on the faculty since 1994.

1984

Janet Hendrick (BA, Political Science) is an of counsel attorney for Fisher & Phillips, LLP, in Dallas. Previously she was senior counsel at an employment law boutique firm in Dallas, where she represented employers in employment and employee injury litigation. Lisa Reed McKinney (BA, Journalism) won first place in the Texas State Genealogical Society awards for professional genealogists for her book City Property, 1914-1916. She also published three Legacy QuickGuides in 2013, one on quilts and the other two on diaries and Norwegian genealogy. Dan W. Turner (BS, Economics) was named to the board of trustees for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. He currently serves as the Orient of Texas general secretary for the Texas Scottish Rite bodies. He is a retired senior solution architect for Hewlett-Packard.

1987

Robert Mantooth (BM, Music) is an intelligence specialist at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center in Dayton, Ohio. He retired in 2012 after 21 years of service in the Army, where he was a strategic planner for the G2 Intelligence Section of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command.

1988

John Jay Lewis (’88 MEd, Architecture; ’00 MEd, Educational Administration) is an assistant principal at Crosstimbers Academy charter school in Weatherford. Lee Mulcahy (’88 BA, French; ’01 PhD, 19th Century French Art/Humanities) exhibited at Aspen’s Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin Newmedia Art Porch in fall 2013 and at Carbondale, Colo.’s R2 Gallery in the Valley Visual in January-March 2014.

1989

David Mack Henderson (BM, Music/Business Administration) is president of Fairness Fort Worth and owns David Henderson Tax Preparation in Fort Worth. He helped establish UT Arlington’s first LGBT student organization in the 1980s. Meg Penrose (BA, History) is a professor of law at the Texas A&M University School of Law. Previously she taught at the University of Oklahoma School of Law.

1991

Louis Michalski (PhD, Humanities) has published an historical novel, The Gift, which is set in the Southwest and tells the story of a priest who is forced to confront the dark side of the Catholic Church and the only life he has known. Jacob Montilijo Monty (BA, History) has been appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by Gov. Rick Perry. Dr. Monty’s term expires Aug. 31, 2015. Melissa Wargo (’91 BA, ’96 MA, Anthropology; ’09 PhD, Transatlantic History) is chief of staff at Western Carolina University. Previously she was assistant vice chancellor for planning and effectiveness at WCU.

1992

Eric Brock (MBA, Marketing) is vice president of business and technology services at Mary Kay Inc. in Dallas. He began at Mary Kay in 1997 as webmaster and has led the information security team at the company since its inception. Michael Clock (BBA, Accounting) was named CFO of the Year in the restaurants category by the Dallas Business Journal. He is chief financial officer for Le Duff America Inc. in Dallas. Tony Ellis (BBA, Marketing) is vice president of industry advancement for the National Association of College Stores based in Oberlin, Ohio. Rob Romaguera (’92 BA, Criminal Justice; ’07 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Neal Elementary School in Mansfield. Jeanne Smith (BBA, Accounting) was honored as one of the 2013 Great Women of Texas by the Fort Worth Business Press. She is a partner in tax and strategic business services for Weaver, a Fort Worth-based accounting firm.

1993

Paul Blocker (BA, Interdisciplinary Studies) is the first assistant public defender in the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office. Danny Hoe (BS, Information Systems) is strategic development manager for Signagelive in Singapore. Lee LeGrice (’93 MSSW, ’03 PhD, Social Work) was named 2013 Social Worker of the Year by the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Her nomination will be submitted in 2014 for national consideration. She is an adjunct professor in the UT Arlington School of Social Work. Melanie Mason (BFA, Theatre Arts) directed Annie, which received the Stony Award for Best Musical at Theatre Arlington. She is a lecturer in the Communication Department at UT Arlington.

1994

Russell Goodman (’94 BS, ’96 MS, Mathematics) is a mathematics associate professor and chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Central College in Pella, Iowa. Jennifer Stoecker (BA, Journalism) is director of human resource employee services for the Mansfield Independent School District.

1995

Glenda Roasa (BS, Architecture) is an information technology specialist at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Don Winfree (BS, Interdisciplinary Studies) is a senior fellow and chief engineer at Lockheed Martin. He is the corporate root cause and corrective action expert. He developed and implemented a process to solve complex technical problems on all major programs, including the F-16, F-22, F-35, C-130, C-5, U-2, and MS2.

1996

Edward Mancuso (BS, Information Systems) is executive director for the Knoxville, Tenn., area at Ernst & Young.

1997

Jay Cantrell (BS, Architecture) was a finalist in the professional physical submission division of the 39th annual KRob Architectural Delineation competition, the longest-running architectural drawing competition in the world. Vic Eugenio (MEd, Education in Teaching) is principal at Harmon Elementary School in Mansfield.

1998

Kirsten Lundin (’98 BS, ’00 MS, Biology) is dean of instruction at Seguin High School in Arlington. Mitch McCombs (MEd, Education in Teaching) is an assistant principal at Davis Elementary School in Mansfield.

1999

Brad Burns (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Waxahachie High School. Previously he was principal at Lewisville High School. Ricardo Y. Gomez (’09 BA, History; ’13 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Nichols Junior High School in Arlington. Kourtney Ragsdale (’99 BA, History; ’12 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Wester Middle School in Mansfield.

2000

Rafiq Ali (BBA, Finance) is a credit officer at Scotiabank in Toronto. Jason Bunting (MEd, Educational Administration) is principal of the Crosstimbers Academy charter school in Weatherford. Michele Drake (’00 BA, English; ’07 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Harmon Elementary School in Mansfield. Carlos Lee (MEd, Educational Administration) is an assistant professor in educational leadership in the College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University. Jeongyi Lee (MA, Linguistics) is an assistant professor of Korean in the Department of Foreign Languages at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga. Aaron Perales (MEd, Educational Administration) is director of parent and community engagement for the Arlington Independent School District. Shea Schaefer (’00 BA, Interdisciplinary Studies; ’06 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Walker Creek Elementary School in North Richland Hills in the Birdville Independent School District. Sonal Sinha (BS, Information Systems) is associate vice president of industry solutions for webinar provider MetricStream. She is responsible for driving solutions and strategy in industries such as consumer packaged goods, retail, and technology. Sandra Sprott (BA, English) is an attorney in the law office of Ben Abbott, PC, in Garland. Scott Wilson (BS, Architecture) has joined the Paul Ryan Design Group in Dallas. The firm designs senior living campuses, medical facilities, hospices, and hospitality sites. Launched in 2013, PRDG is an outgrowth of the global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will.

2001

David Thayer (MEd, Educational Administration) is principal at Ponder Elementary School in Mansfield.

2002

Sandy Conklin (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Beck Elementary School in the Northwest Independent School District. Hilda Herrera (’02 BA, Spanish; ’11 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Diamond Hill Elementary School in Fort Worth. Angie Hux (MEd, Education in Curriculum and Instruction) is an assistant principal at Pinkerton Elementary School in Coppell. Gwen Perkins (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is director of professional personnel in the Denton Independent School District. Previously she was principal at Crownover Middle School in Corinth.

2003

Lesley Bettis (Principal Certification, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Wood Elementary School in Arlington. Tracy Collins (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Boles Junior High School in Arlington.

2004

Louwanda Evans (’04 BA, ’06 MA, Sociology) published the book Cabin Pressure: African American Pilots, Flight Attendants, and Emotional Labor (Perspectives on a Multiracial America). Joshua Garcia (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is director of ELL/bilingual education in the Mansfield Independent School District. Phillip Morgan (BFA, Theatre Arts) is president-elect of the Texas Educational Theatre Association and director of fine arts for the Waco Independent School District. Diego Quintana (BA, Spanish) teaches third-grade math at Cooke Elementary School in Cleburne. Lesley Rhodes (MEd, Education in Curriculum and Instruction) is principal at Adams Elementary School in Arlington. Dara Rossi (Principal Certification, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Nichols Junior High School in Arlington. Katy Thomas (’04 BBA, Finance; ’12 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Lakewood Elementary School in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. Lakita Turner (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Como Elementary School in Fort Worth. Steven Wurtz (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an area superintendent in the elementary division for the Arlington Independent School District.

2005

Erica Bynum (MEd, Education in Curriculum and Instruction) is an assistant principal at Adams Elementary School in Arlington. Emily Froese (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Coppell Middle School West in the Coppell Independent School District. Jill Galloway (BS, Computer Science Engineering) is director of instructional technology for the Arlington Independent School District. Nick Herron (BA, Political Science) is a partner at Wasserstrum & Herron, LLP, in Vineland, N.J. He is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Eboni Lewis (’05 BA, Kinesiology; ’11 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Arlington High School. Chris Nester (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Wilson Elementary School in Coppell. Katrina Smith (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Meadowbrook Middle School in Fort Worth. Luanne Stout (’05 BA, Interdisciplinary Studies; ’07 MS, Health Care Administration) is chief governance officer for Texas Health Resources. She had served as the system’s vice president of governance since 2002. Raghuram Sukumar (MS, Computer Science Engineering) writes “Happy Schools Blog,” which helps students gain admission to university graduate schools and then find jobs after graduation.

2006

Shannon Bennett (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Forest Meadow Junior High School in the Richardson Independent School District. Anthony Bowling (BFA, Theatre Arts) is performing with the Four Day Weekend improv group in Fort Worth. Celi Radillo Bowling (BFA, Theatre Arts) received the Stony Award for Best Actress, Cameo Role in a Musical, for her performance in Annie at Theatre Arlington. Jovan Grant-Wells (’06 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; ’13 PhD, Educational Leadership) is associate superintendent of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the Garland Independent School District. Previously she was executive director for the Madison High School feeder pattern and several magnet campuses in the Dallas Independent School District. Drew Hampton (BFA, Theatre Arts) is a faculty member in the School of Theatre and Dance at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Catherine Hudgins (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Frontier High School in the Mansfield Independent School District. Leslie Johnston (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is director of communications for the Arlington Independent School District. Kaine Meshkin (BA, Political Science) has begun graduate work at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Rosa Newberry (’06 BA, Advertising; ’12 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Lamar High School in Arlington.

2007

Brandy Austin (BA, Criminal Justice and Criminology) has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for Empowering Women as Leaders (EWL). She will serve as marketing director for the organization. She is director of marketing and business development at Cantey Hanger LLP, a full-service law firm in Fort Worth. Jesse Barnett (’07 BFA, ’11 MFA, Art) was among 50 artists worldwide selected for the Lumen Prize Exhibition, the world’s first competition for digitally created fine art. His piece “Conditional Obscurity” was an experiment in stripping photography down to its essential components. Exhibits were held in Cardiff, London, Riga, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Bryan Bufkin (BA, Political Science) was selected as a “Top Attorney” by Fort Worth, Texas magazine. He is a civil litigation lawyer for Jackson Walker, LLP, in Fort Worth. Shea Maloney (BA, Anthropology) is a cartographic specialist for the Department of Agriculture in Fort Worth. Matt Moody (BBA, Marketing) is a managing partner in the Garland branch of ABC Supply Co., a distributor of housing materials.

2008

Eric Carter (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Lamar High School in Arlington. Christopher Cook (MA, Criminology and Criminal Justice) has been promoted to lieutenant in the Arlington Police Department. Matt Grevan (BFA, Theatre Arts) is pursuing an MFA in stage management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Alton Jackson (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Worley Middle School in Mansfield. Bekka Lynch (BA, Theatre Arts) is the technical theater teacher at Wylie East High School in Wylie. Tashalon McDonald (Principal Certification, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Morton Elementary School in Arlington. Elizabeth McWithey (BFA, Theatre Arts) was production stage manager for Table Rock Theater in Salado last summer. She teaches theatre at Union Grove Middle School in Harker Heights, Texas. Michelle Strambler (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Daulton Elementary School in Mansfield. Matthew Yaquinto (BA, Philosophy) is pursuing a law degree at the Texas A&M University School of Law.

2009

Pedro Cavazos (’09 BA, Interdisciplinary Studies; ’11 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Sam Houston High School in Arlington. Jason Fitzgerald (’09 BA, History; ’13 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Bailey Junior High School in Arlington. Tyson Jones (’09 BA, History; ’13 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Pearcy Elementary School in Arlington. Mark LeClair (BSN, Nursing) received the Excellence in Nursing award from D Magazine for his work in the Emergency Medical Department at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Neal Liang (PhD, Linguistics) is an assistant professor of Chinese in the Department of Modern Languages at UT Arlington. Jenny Luke (’09 BA, ’13 MA, History) won the 2013 W. Curtis Worthington Jr. Research Paper Competition presented by the Waring Historical Library at the Medical University of South Carolina. She won first prize in the graduate category for her paper “Asafetida to Aureomycin: African-American Nurse-Midwives, 1930-1950.” Tommy Orellana (BA, Broadcast Communication) is newscast director for Univision 23 Dallas. Wai Iam Tam (’09 BS, Architecture; ’12 MCRP, City and Regional Planning) was a finalist in the professional physical submission division of the 39th annual KRob Architectural Delineation competition, the longest-running architectural drawing competition in the world. Rebecca Regan Walters (MEd, Education in Curriculum and Instruction) is a fifth-grade teacher in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. Dana Ware (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Farrell Elementary School in Arlington.

2010

Nadia Ali (BA, Advertising) is a sales manager at RideCentric, a minority-owned chauffeur company in Dallas. Orieta Barbetta (BA, Broadcast Communication) is a producer for Univision Broadcasting in Houston. Zoheb Hassanali (BA, Broadcast Communication) is a news photojournalist for KCEN-TV in Temple. Jaime Lopez (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Crowley Middle School in the Crowley Independent School District. Sevinj Mammadova (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is head of the education division at the Central Bank of Azerbaijan, where she leads a team of experts planning and implementing large-scale educational reforms throughout the country. David Muñoz (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at the Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Education Center in the Crowley Independent School District. Emily Waddle (’10 BA, Philosophy; ’13 MA, Linguistics) is pursuing a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Iowa. Elaine Williams (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School in Dallas.

2011

Dominique Black (BBA, Management) graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. He is an airman in the Air National Guard. Felicia Bolton (BA, Broadcast Communication/Spanish) is the morning anchor for KTVE-TV in West Monroe, La. Previously she was a reporter at the CBS affiliate in Midland. She was crowned Miss West Texas in 2013. Miriam Eniolorunda (BS, Biology) is pursuing a law degree at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Oscar Escoto (BS, Economics) is pursuing a law degree at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Tonya Free (BFA, Theatre Arts) is the production manager at the Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant in Newport, R.I. Cynthia Hentges (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Hickey Elementary School in Plano. Stacie Humbles (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Butler Elementary School in Arlington. Kimberly Pope Kindred (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Coppell Middle School North in the Coppell Independent School District. Travis Ponikiewski (BFA, Theatre Arts) performed in The Last Night in Ballyhoo at the Irving Arts Center last summer. Alanna Quillen (BA, Broadcast Communication) is a weekend anchor/reporter for KTVE-TV in West Monroe, La. Sara Reavis (BA, Public Relations) is commercial meetings coordinator at Alcon Laboratories in Fort Worth. Naomi Salas (’11 MA, Interdisciplinary Science; ’13 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas. Randall Seals (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Yosemite High School in Oakhurst, Calif. Carlin Thomas (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Nichols Junior High School in Arlington.

2012

Ali Alam (BS, Biology) received two national medical student research fellowship awards while at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine—the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship and the Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. Natalie Baker (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Arlington High School. Graham Bartlett (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at the International Leadership of Texas charter elementary school in Arlington. Eugene Chandler (BA, Interdisciplinary Studies) played Carlson in Of Mice and Men at Theatre Arlington. Yu-Jeong Choi (PhD, Linguistics) co-wrote the article “The locus of the masked onset priming effect: Evidence from Korean,” published in the journal The Mental Lexicon. Stefani Goode (MA, TESOL) is an instructor of English at Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. Danielle Hansen (BS, Athletic Training) was the athletic trainer for the under-21 women’s wheelchair basketball team at the ParaPan Junior Games in Buenos Aires in October. She is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Exercise Science program and the athletic trainer for the UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team. Anita Hightower (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at the Davis Ninth Grade School in the Aldine Independent School District in Houston. Dan Hinckley (BFA, Theatre Arts) is media coordinator at NBC Universal Television Studio in Burbank, Calif. Saima Hussain (BA, Political Science) is pursuing a law degree at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Kathryn Ivey (BFA, Theatre Arts) is a crew member and entertainer aboard Disney Cruise Lines. Ashley Kranjac (MA, Sociology) is pursuing a doctorate in sociology at the University of Buffalo. She was a UT Arlington sociology adjunct lecturer in 2012-13. Edgar Maldonado (BA, Broadcast Communication) is a communications specialist for Univision 23 Dallas and the program and communications manager for Parents Step Ahead in Dallas. Vanessa Martinez (BA, Criminal Justice and Criminology) is pursuing a law degree at the Texas A&M University School of Law. Valerie McDonald Landry (Cohort MBA) is general manager of the Sanford House Inn & Spa and Restaurant 506 in Arlington. Angel Medina (BA, History) is pursuing a law degree at the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. Janet Morrow (MFA, Art) won first place in the 897 Square exhibition at Gallery 76102 at the UT Arlington Fort Worth Center last summer. She is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at UT Arlington. Jeremy Schack (BA, Art), photographer for the UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team, had a photo featured in Internationales Basketballturnier, a Swiss sports magazine. Sonia Salas (BA, Broadcast Communication) is floor manager at Univision 23 Dallas. Raul Solis (BA, Spanish/Broadcast Communication) is a communication specialist for Aganar Media in Fort Worth. Nicole Weber (BFA, Theatre Arts) performed in Tony and Tina’s Wedding, an interactive theater production, at McDavid Studios in Fort Worth.

2013

Edward Beal (BA, Theatre Arts) performed in Mirandy and Brother Wind at Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth. Gregory Alan Cooke (BFA, Theatre Arts) played the part of White in Of Mice and Men at Theatre Arlington. Suzanne Cottraux (MA, History) is director of public relations and marketing for Tarrant County College. Previously she was vice president of public relations and communications for VHA Inc., a health care group purchasing organization. Alyssa Davis (BA, Broadcast Communication) is a camera operator at KTXD-TV Channel 47 in Addison. Jeff Gatlin (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is director of technology for the Roaring Fork School District in Glenwood Springs, Colo. Jose Granados (BA, History) is pursuing a law degree at the Texas A&M University School of Law. Ya-Yu “Monica” Hew (BS, Aerospace Engineering/Physics) and Erica Castillo (BS, Aerospace Engineering/Physics) were among five current and former students to test the Wireless Strain Sensing System in Space Application in a reduced gravity environment aboard a NASA aircraft in Houston in November. Alexandria Jacobson (BBA, Management) is pursuing a law degree at the St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. Matt Jones (BA, Broadcast Communication) is a producer at KLFY-TV in Lafayette, La. Daniel Kotara (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Borger Middle School in Borger. Kalee McMullen (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Carter Junior High School in Arlington. Jeff Neaves (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Goliad Intermediate School in Goliad. Sean Noell (BA, Broadcast Communication) is a camera operator for KTXA Channel 21 in Dallas. Sean O’Brien (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Okmulgee Middle School in Okmulgee, Okla. Zachary Overfield (MA, Anthropology) is a project archaeologist for Perennial Environmental Services in Houston, where he designs and implements cultural resource surveys in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and numerous other federal and state regulations. Shaunda Poster (BA, Broadcast Communication) was a sideline reporter for KTXA-TV’s coverage of high school football last fall. She hosted pregame shows for the Dallas Cowboys and FC Dallas. Edwina West-Dukes (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Atwood McDonald Elementary School in Fort Worth. Petula Whitfield (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is the secondary curriculum coordinator for the Beaumont Independent School District in Beaumont. Brandy Womack (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Dunbar Middle School in Fort Worth. Lucille Wong (BA, Advertising/Communication Studies) teaches English as a foreign language at Joongri Elementary School in Busan, Korea. She works with the Teach and Learn in Korea program, sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education.

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