TERESA L. WHITE
White (’88 BBA, Information Systems) is president of Aflac U.S. operations, based in Columbus, Ga. She began her career with Aflac in 1998 and has received numerous awards for leadership, including the 2014 Women in Insurance Leadership Award from Insurance Networking News.
Hillman (’91 BA, Exercise and Sport Studies) will start the 2015 baseball season as the Houston Astros bench coach. Previously he managed the Kansas City Royals, was bench coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and won two championships as manager of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan.
ALFRED VIDAURRI JR.
Vidaurri (’79 BS, ’82 MArch, Architecture) received the 2014 President’s Medal for Distinguished Service, the highest honor bestowed by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. The only Texas recipient, he is vice president and principal at Freese and Nichols in Fort Worth.
Young (’04 MCRP, City and Regional Planning; ’08 PhD, Urban Planning and Public Policy) received the Lt. Gen. John W. Morris Civilian of the Year Award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The honor recognizes a civilian employee achieving the highest standards of excellence. She is chief of the Master Planning Section of the Fort Worth District's Regional Planning and Environmental Center.
George Carlton Jr. (BA, History) was one of six attorneys from the Texas trial appellate law firm Godwin Lewis PC who were recognized in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. It was the third selection for Carlton, who heads the company’s mass tort litigation practice group. He was chosen based on his product liability litigation defense work.
James P. Smith (BBA, Business Administration) retired after 38 years as a pilot, 12 years with the U.S. Navy and 26 years with Continental Airlines.
Tim Schultz (’73 BA, Political Science; ’74 MA, Public Affairs) is senior vice president at BBVA Compass Bank in Houston.
Bill Lane (’74 BS, ’76 MS, Mechanical Engineering) is vice president of emerging technologies for Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems, providers of products and services that span the drilling, evaluation, completion, production, and intervention cycles of oil and natural gas wells. He has been with Weatherford for 19 years and works in the Houston area.
Ernest Brister (BBA, Business Administration) was re-elected Hill County Democratic Party chair, a position he has held since 2009. Lt. Col. Brister was a military police officer, serving 28 years in the U.S. Army Reserve before retiring in 1988. He is also retired from the BNSF Railway.
Jack Reinhard (MA, Economics) wrote Freedom’s Nation, which shows how reorganizing the Federal Reserve and granting freedom to individuals and the nation’s markets can return America to prosperity. His work experience spans more than 30 years of executive and management positions in utility, engineering, and construction industries in corporate and government organizations.
Tim Brennan (BFA, Art) wrote the children’s book About Teddy: A Story about Tourette's Syndrome to help raise awareness.
Patrick Brooke (BBA, Accounting) is chief financial officer at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn. Previously he was senior director of financial operations at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill.
Albert Chen (MS, Structural Engineering) is an associate principal in the Los Angeles office of Thornton Tomasetti, a structural engineering consulting firm headquartered in New York City.
Leroy Caldwell (BS, Civil Engineering) is a senior engineer with CMC Construction Services in Dallas. Previously he spent nearly 29 years with Dayton Superior.
Larry Watson (’80 MS, Social Work; ’07 PhD, Public and Urban Administration) co-wrote Developing Nonprofit and Human Service Leaders: Essential Knowledge and Skills. He is an assistant professor in the UT Arlington School of Social Work.
Wayne Burgdorf (BBA, Accounting) is vice president of Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance DFW and has incorporated his firm, Burgdorf Realty Group, into CBC Alliance operations.
Jim Green (BS, Electrical Engineering) is chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, based in Irving. Previously he was vice president at Flextronics, president and CEO of Digital Lightwave Corp., and president and CEO of Trillium Industry.
Roger Krone (MS, Aerospace Engineering) is chief executive officer of Leidos Holdings, a science and technology solutions company based in Reston, Va. Previously he was president of Network and Space Systems for the Boeing Co.
Tim Eckersley (BS, Electrical Engineering) is senior vice president and president of the Americas region for Allegion, a security solutions provider based in Carmel, Ind. He previously worked for Ingersoll Rand’s security technologies and Nokia.
Prasad Rampalli (MS, Industrial Engineering) is president and chief executive officer of QLogic, a provider of data center networking and storage networking infrastructure solutions based in Aliso Viejo, Calif.
John Wright (BS, Civil Engineering) is director of public works for the city of Greenville. He spent 23 years with the Texas Department of Transportation.
Raul H. Gonzalez (BBA, Management) was elected vice president of the board of trustees for the Mansfield Independent School District. He is director of administration for Passman & Jones, a Dallas law firm.
Martin Lisius (BA, Radio-TV) wrote The Ultimate Severe Weather Safety Guide. He founded Tempest Tours, a storm-chasing company, and has produced several documentaries about storms.
Michael J. Murray (BBA, Accounting) is executive vice president and chief operating officer for D.R. Horton in Fort Worth. He was instrumental in three acquisitions as senior vice president of business development for the home-building company.
Rodney Robinson (BBA, Accounting) is president of Living Color Aquariums, a manufacturer of custom aquariums and themed environments in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Previously he was the company’s chief financial officer.
Mark Strauss (PhD, Biomedical Engineering) owns Impact Injury Analysis, which performs forensic accident reconstruction and injury analysis. He also is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Craig Cobb (BFA, Drama) is an editor for ABC Television. He has worked on Manhattan Love Story, Sex and the City, 30 Rock, and The Newsroom.
Craig Zemmin (BBA, Management) is the Dallas-Fort Worth area regional manager for Austin-based American Campus Communities, a developer of student housing.
Chester Jourdan Jr. (MA, Urban Affairs) is executive director of the American Red Cross Southeast Texas Chapters, which include Beaumont and Orange County. Previously he was executive director of the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center in Beaumont.
Basil Schaban-Maurer (’90 BS, ’93 MArch, Architecture; ’08 MCRP, City and Regional Planning) wrote Rise of the Citizen Practitioner based on his citizen engagement research. He is an adjunct professor of urban design at Concordia University in Austin and a principal for ARK Tectonics, a Fort Worth architecture and planning firm.
Heather Jerden Anderson (BA, Political Science) was re-elected national vice president of administration for Delta Zeta sorority in July. Having served in the position since 2012, she will continue to serve during the 2014-16 biennium.
Lori Lee (’93 BA, ‘97 MA, Anthropology) was named the Virginia Professional Archaeologist of the Year by the Archaeological Society of Virginia. The honor recognizes her research at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, where she helped discover, document, and analyze the lives of slaves who lived on the plantation. After two years as the Ainsworth Visiting Professor of American Culture at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va., she is now an anthropology assistant professor at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla.
Raj Malik (BS, Computer Science Engineering) was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S.-India Chamber of Commerce-Dallas/Fort Worth. He is president and CEO of Bioworld Merchandising, an Irving-based design firm with offices worldwide.
Paula Waggoner-Aguilar (BBA, Accounting) was among 10 executives receiving the Best CFO Award from the San Antonio Business Journal in October. She is owner and president of The Energy CFO in San Antonio. Her firm provides CFO services to energy entrepreneurs, family enterprises, and private-equity start-ups across South Texas (San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Laredo) and Houston. She is also co-founder and president of the Women's Energy Network of South Texas.
Karla Ramberger (BSN, Nursing) is chief nursing officer for the Methodist Health System in Dallas.
Mike Yakubovsky (BS, Economics) was one of six teachers worldwide to receive the 2014 National Instruments Excellence in Engineering Education Award. Since 2006 he has taught at Coppell High School, where he leads the STEM program.
Lisa Franks Gray (BS, Microbiology) was certified in pharmaceutical and medical device microbiology by the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists at the American College of Microbiology in Washington, D.C.
William Hernandez (BS, Mechanical Engineering) received the Lex Frieden Employment Award, Entrepreneurship Category, from the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities for starting a company, hiring people with disabilities, and working to help meet the needs of the community. His Per4max company designs and produces sport wheelchairs. He is a former member of the UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team.
Gary Manns (MEdT, Education in Teaching) is director of education at the International Leadership of Texas charter school in Garland.
Jennifer Riddle (BA, Spanish) is a digital strategist for the Balcom Agency, a Fort Worth-based company whose services include branding, marketing communications, Web design, social media, public relations, and media planning.
Adriana Fjeseth (BS, Economics) is an accounting specialist for 7-Eleven, Inc. in Dallas.
Thu Pham (BS, Biology) is an attorney with The Health Law Firm in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Her practice focuses on health care litigation, licensing and disciplinary issues, contracts, appeals, administrative hearings, regulatory matters, and Medicare and Medicaid defense.
Jose Alejandro (BSN, Nursing) was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. He is a past president of the Hispanic Nursing Association.
Matthew Fielder (MPA, Public and Urban Administration) is city manager and director of economic development for the town of Pantego. Previously he was director of economic development for the Texas cities of Sugar Land and Rosenberg.
Santosh Krishnan (BS, Information Systems) is president and CEO of SKMedia in Dallas. His company created RideConnect, a social transportation collaboration application that enables people to ask for and give rides. His group surveyed UT Arlington students in the fall.
Stephanie Vetere (MEdT, Education in Teaching) is an assistant principal at Coble Middle School in Mansfield.
Barry Creamer (PhD, Humanities) became president of Criswell College in Dallas on Aug. 1. He had served as Criswell vice president of academic affairs since 2011 and as a professor of humanities since 2004. He also was a lecturer in the UT Arlington Department of Philosophy and Humanities from 2008-10.
Aaron Endris (BBA, Finance), a commercial insurance broker, manages the bond department for the Swantner & Gordon branch office of Higginbotham in Corpus Christi.
Cris Muñoz (’01 BS, Architecture; ’14 MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Seagoville Elementary School in Seagoville.
Robert Abel (MEd, Education in Curriculum and Instruction) is director of secondary teaching and learning for the Irving Independent School District.
Jabari Johnson (BA, Communication Technology) is founder of the Heads Up! Foundation, which provides academic and cultural development and participation in basketball camps for youth in Dallas County. He is a former all-Southland Conference guard for the men’s basketball team.
Venkatagiri Krishnamurthy (’02 MS, Electrical Engineering; ’11 PhD, Biomedical Engineering) is a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University in Atlanta.
Josh Strittmatter (BBA, Finance) is president and CEO of Strittmatter Wealth Management Group in Weatherford. He also teaches a UT Arlington continuing education course on retirement and Social Security planning.
Patty Bustamante (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Gilbert Elementary School in Irving.
Tammy Evans (’03 BSN, Nursing; ’08 MSN, Nursing Administration) is manager of the Baylor All Saints Medical Center Emergency Department in Fort Worth. Previously she was risk manager, patient safety officer, and accreditation coordinator at the Baylor heart hospitals in Plano and Denton.
Jason Oliver (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is executive director of school leadership at Waxahachie Faith Family Academy.
Sara Skiles-DuToit (MPA, Public and Urban Administration) completed her Ph.D. in sociology at Notre Dame. She was a lecturer in the UT Arlington Department of Sociology and Anthropology from 2007-10.
Chris Slimmer (BBA, Finance) is chief financial officer at Creative Solutions in Healthcare, a Fort-Worth based company that owns and operates skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Texas.
Mason Cooper (BS, Information Systems) is chief information officer at CyberlinkASP, a dedicated server and application-hosting solution provider in Dallas.
Shahveer Dhalla (BS, Biology) is principal at Arlington High School. Previously he was principal at Gunn Junior High in Arlington.
Andy Hagman (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Lamar High School in Arlington. Previously he was principal at Shackelford Junior High in Arlington.
Daron Evans (MS, Biomedical Engineering) is a member of the board of directors of Nephros, Inc., a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high-performance liquid purification filters in River Edge, N.J.
Brad Kanouse (BFA, Theatre Arts) is production coordinator for Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston.
Jakki Opollo (’04 BSN, ’08 MSN, ’12 PhD, Nursing) is director of Professional Practice & Nursing Research at Parkland Health Hospital System in Dallas.
Diego Quintana (BS, Spanish) teaches third-grade math at Cooke Elementary School in Cleburne.
Willie Wimbrey (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Perry Elementary School in Mansfield.
Steven Wurtz (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is chief academic officer for the Arlington Independent School District. Previously he was the district’s area superintendent of elementary schools.
Jennifer Young (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Mansfield High School.
Katiuska Herrador (MEd, Education in Curriculum and Instruction) is principal at Paul Keyes Elementary School in Irving.
Jennifer McKee (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Kinkeade Early Childhood School in the Irving Independent School District. Previously she was principal at Irving’s Clifton Early Childhood School.
Paul Schulte (BS, Mechanical Engineering) was a member of the USA men’s national team that captured the silver medal at the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation World Championships in Incheon, South Korea, in July. He is a former member of the UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs wheelchair team.
Syreeta Clarke (BS, Biology; BS, Microbiology) was certified in pharmaceutical and medical device microbiology by the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists at the American College of Microbiology in Washington, D.C.
Stacey Edwards (BBA, Management) is office manager for Caliber Collision in San Antonio.
Aaly Meherali (BS, Biology; BS, Chemistry) was selected Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2014-15 in the Irving Independent School District. He teaches chemistry at Singley Academy.
Jonathan Smith (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at T.W. Browne Middle School in Dallas.
Candace Sweat (BA, Broadcast Communication) is a reporter for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C.
Tanji Towels (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at J.O. Davis Elementary School in Irving.
Nicole Willingham (MBA, Accounting) is a financial analyst with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as a featured blogger on GovLoop, a website for government leaders.
Shannon Brunskill (’07 BFA, ’11 MFA, Art) served as a teaching assistant for South American artist Silvia Levinson during summer 2014. She owns Brunskill Studios in Dallas.
Bryan Fenstermaker (MPA, Public and Urban Administration; MCRP, City and Regional Planning) was appointed to the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council. He is director of programs for the Enterprise Center Community Development Corp. in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Ryan Hardy (MS, Finance) is vice president for design and construction at HAP Investment Developers in New York, where he oversees the firm’s residential projects. Previously he was a project manager for the U.S. General Services Administration, Las Vegas Travel Bureau.
Brianna Hinojosa-Flores (Cohort MBA, Business Administration) is senior manager and patent attorney for Blackberry in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Ryan Oliver (’07 BS, ’08 MS, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) is a visiting student in the mechanosynthesis group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctoral pre-candidate in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. He helped develop Robofurnace, an automated system for making carbon nanotube forests and studying their growth.
Chakosha Powell (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Maus Middle School in Frisco.
Katherine Watkins (BS, Microbiology) was certified in pharmaceutical and medical device microbiology by the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists at the American College of Microbiology in Washington, D.C.
Daniel Armbruster (BA, Broadcast Communication) is a weekend co-anchor at KHBS/KHOG-TV in Fayetteville/Fort Smith, Ark.
David L. Campbell (EMBA, Business Administration) is president and chief operating officer for the Alaskan Air Group of Horizon Air. Previously he was vice president of maintenance and engineering at JetBlue Airways.
Liz Covert (BFA, Art) is an art conservationist for private collections and museums. She designs and makes metal jewelry and home decor and is a volunteer blacksmith at Knapp Heritage Park in Arlington.
Matthew Grevan (BFA, Theatre Arts) was stage manager and earned his Actors Equity Association union membership with Soho Cinders at Uptown Players in Dallas in summer 2014.
Hallema Jackson (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Britain Elementary School in Irving.
Nolan Runnels III (BS, Aerospace Engineering) is a rendezvous and proximity operations engineer for Jacobs Technology, a Houston-based professional services company with offices worldwide.
Michael Wyrick (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Durham Intermediate School in the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake.
Aaron Gouge (BA, Kinesiology) and Mike Paye (BA, Criminology and Criminal Justice) were members of the USA men’s national team that captured the silver medal at the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation World Championships in Incheon, South Korea in July. They are former members of the UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs wheelchair team.
Ryan McCoy (’09 MEd, ’14 PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Reed Middle School in Duncanville.
Joaquin Noyola (’09 BS, ’13 MS, Physics) and Suman Satyal (’09 BS, ’11 MS, Physics), Ph.D. students, teamed with UT Arlington physics Professor Zdzislaw Musielak to publish a paper in The Astrophysical Journal showing how they believe tracking radio waves can determine where exomoons are located in the universe.
Adam Stein (MA, TESOL) provided instruction for the Chinese MBA English program in August for UT Arlington College of Business students. He also volunteered during summer 2014 in the West Bank of Palestine for Defence for Children International and Al Rowwad. He is an instructor in UT Arlington’s English Language Institute.
Jason Villarreal (BFA, Theatre Arts) performed in Dallas Woody’s annual Turnabout Show in June, raising money and awareness for the Resource Center of Dallas. He also taught at the Dallas Children’s Theatre during summer 2014. He is training director for FreeRange Concepts in Dallas.
Charlotte Ford (PhD, Public and Urban Administration) is principal at Summit High School in Mansfield. Previously she was principal at Mansfield’s Coble Middle School.
Debra Logan (PhD, Nursing) is chair and director of the nursing program at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan. Previously she was director of nursing programs for Brown Mackie College in Bedford and campus nursing dean and assistant professor at West Coast University in Dallas.
Kristina Ibitayo (PhD, Nursing) is an assistant professor at LeTourneau University’s School of Nursing. She helped write the proposal approved by the Board of Nursing for the start of LeTourneau’s undergraduate nursing program. Previously she was a clinical assistant professor in UT Arlington’s College of Nursing.
LaMarcus Reed (BBA, Finance) is playing for Aris Thessaloniki in the Greek Professional Basketball League. He played last season for Etha in Cyprus, averaging 14.2 points and seven rebounds per game. He was a first-team All-Southland Conference selection in 2011 at UT Arlington.
Robyn Rinearson (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Spencer Elementary School in Mansfield.
Jason Steele (BA, Criminology and Criminal Justice) is the external relations specialist for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in Austin.
Ruby Yi-Ping Wang (MA, Linguistics; MA, TESOL) joined the UT Arlington Department of Modern Languages in fall 2014 as a lecturer in Chinese.
Brett Crowson (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Amos Elementary School in Arlington. He had been a special education social emotional and academic success (SEAS) teacher at Larson Elementary in Arlington since 2002.
Mayde “Mimi” Gomez (BA, Broadcast Communication) is a correspondent and multimedia journalist at KSAT-TV in San Antonio.
Rhonda Robertson (MA, Criminology and Criminal Justice) was named a board member of the Tarrant County College Foundation. She is an assistant chief in the Fort Worth Police Department.
Francesca Washington (BA, Broadcast Communication) is a reporter at KLTV in Tyler.
Laura Choate (BA, Theatre Arts) is performing in the Dallas Children’s Theater national touring production of The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. The U.S. tour began in September 2014 and continues through June 2015.
Kara Edgerton (BS, Exercise Science) is in the doctor of physical therapy program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
Danielle Hansen (’12 BS, Athletic Training; ’14 MS, Exercise Physiology) is an athletic training fellow at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo. She was a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team at UT Arlington.
Brittany King (BFA, Theatre Arts) was a costume intern for Soho Cinders at Uptown Players in Dallas during summer 2014.
Matthew Linguist (BA, Broadcast Communication) is a photographer at KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City. Previously he was digital content specialist at KXII-TV in Sherman.
Ann Martini (Cohort MBA, Business Administration) is a project manager in the U.S. General Services Administration Greater Southwest Region office in Fort Worth.
Steven McKinney (’12 BA, Interdisciplinary Studies; ’13 BSN, Nursing) is stroke coordinator at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he is responsible for helping his facility achieve comprehensive stroke certification.
Chris Mead (BA, Broadcast Communication) is video creative services manager for the Texas Stars Hockey Club in Cedar Park.
MaryAnn Means-Dufrene (MS, Human Resource Management; MPA, Public Administration) is executive director for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Fort Worth. Previously she was deputy chief of staff in the Fort Worth Mayor and Council Office.
Erin Montgomery (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Carter Junior High School in Arlington. Previously she taught Spanish in Mansfield and Grand Prairie.
Nina Price (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is vice principal at Trinity Basin Preparatory Elementary School in Dallas.
Kiranmayi Raparthi (’12 MCRP, City and Regional Planning; ’14 PhD, Urban Planning and Public Policy) is a postdoctoral research associate in an international collaborative research project on “Evaluating Communication for Development” with UNESCO at the University of Hyderabad, India.
Roger Sancho (BS, Athletic Training) is head athletic trainer for the Santa Cruz Warriors, a development league basketball team affiliated with the Golden State Warriors.
Cecilia Acuna (BS, Exercise Science) is in the doctor of physical therapy program at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Olivia Shadan Aigbogun (BA, Theatre Arts) is a graduate student in UT Arlington’s School of Social Work. Her master’s thesis will examine theater as therapy.
Lizette Barrera (BFA, Art) screened her short film, Rubies, during the annual Lunafest film festival in October at the Maverick Activities Center.
Tyler Benson (MS, Exercise Physiology) is a student in the doctor of osteopathic medicine program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.
Winston Daniels (BFA, Theatre Arts) played the part of the donkey in Shrek: the Musical at Kids Who Care Musical Theatre in Fort Worth during summer 2014. He also was invited to perform with Amphibian Stage Productions, a theatrical company staging readings and productions in Fort Worth and New York City. He is a member of a stilt-dancing troupe, specialized performers who dance and tell stories while on stilts.
Wendy Donnell (PhD, Nursing) wrote “A Correlational Study of a Reading Comprehension Program and Attrition Rates of ESL Nursing Students in Texas.” She is an assistant professor of nursing at Texas A&M International University.
Joshua Jensen (PhD, Linguistics) wrote Jarai Clauses and Noun Phrases: Syntactic Structures in an Austronesian Language, the first published treatment of the syntax of Jarai, an Austronesian language of Southeast Asia. Dr. Jensen is a missionary candidate for Cambodia at EMU International in Spartanburg, S.C.
John McCall (BS, Civil Engineering) is a petroleum engineer for the Department of Interior-Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement in Anchorage, Alaska.
Chris Moulckers (BS, Mechanical Engineering) drove the UTA Formula SAE car to victory at the Texas Autocross Weekend races in July on the UT Arlington campus. The car featured Active Aero technology implemented in 2013 to reduce drag and increase downforce, enhancing handling and efficiency.
Jason Ngu (BS, Exercise Science) is in the doctor of physical therapy program at Texas Woman’s University.
Silviya Nikolova (PhD, Social Work) received the inaugural Disability Manuscript Award at the Council on Social Work Education national meeting in Tampa, Fla., in October for “Geo-social and health disparities among persons with disabilities living in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and Dallas, Texas.”
Sean Noell (BA, Broadcast Communication) is a member of the production team at KTVT-CBS 11 in Fort Worth.
Keith Owens (MA, Criminology and Criminal Justice) received the 2014 Texas Children’s Hero Award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for his leadership in the rescue of 22 children from child sex trafficking in 2013. He is a senior special agent for Department of Homeland Security Investigations in Dallas.
Rory Peacock (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is director of instructional technology for the Northwest Independent School District. Previously he was an instructional technology specialist and a fifth-grade math and science teacher in the district.
Alycen Phan (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Ousley Junior High School in Arlington. She had been a sixth-grade language arts teacher in the Mansfield Independent School District since 2007.
Molly Pope (BFA, Theatre Arts) played the lead role of Mona in the premiere of Broken the Musical at Gilley’s Dallas in July and August.
Roger Blackmon (BS, Computer Engineering) is a software developer for SSG, a Dallas-based professional software services company.
Joshua Eguia (BFA, Theatre Arts) teaches theater in the Grand Prairie Independent School District.
Brandon Esianor (BS, Exercise Science) is working toward a graduate degree at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Dugger Faulkner (BS, Accounting) is a business development account manager for Dallas-based Software Professionals, Inc.
Brandon Harris (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is an assistant principal at Borger Middle School in Borger.
Terri Jones (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is assistant principal at Angleton Christian School in Angleton.
Becky Navarre (PhD, Educational Leadership) is assistant superintendent of educational technology in the Fort Worth Independent School District.
Rosalinda Olivares (BA, Theatre Arts) works with the Texas Creative Arts Academy, based in Coppell.
Himanshu Patel (BA, Advertising Communication) is brand manager for The Richards Group, a Dallas advertising agency.
Gerald Redd (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is assistant administrative director and high school supervisor for Universal College in Aley, Lebanon.
Jennifer Wiese (MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is principal at Madison High School in Madison, Calif.
Linying “Jolynn” Zhou (PhD, Accounting) is an assistant professor of accounting at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. She was a teaching associate and teaching assistant in the UTA College of Business. She has teaching experience in auditing, accounting principles, accounting analysis, and professionalism in accounting.