Ken Hada (PhD, English) won the 2011 Western Heritage Award for Poetry from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City for his book Spare Parts.
Lara Moffat (MLA) is director of marketing and recruitment for Lambert Landscape Co. in Dallas. She is publishing a guidebook developed from her master’s thesis, Art and the Built Landscape in the Central Business District of Dallas: Influences from an Identifiable Era in the Late Twentieth Century.
Julie Gould (’10 BFA, Art) co-directed the short film 8, which was the short winner at the SXSW festival in Austin this March. The film’s name comes from the jersey number of her late husband, Clay Gould, who played and coached baseball at UTA.
Danny Mekonnen (’03 BM, Music) is in the music doctoral program at Harvard. His group, Debo Band, has recorded albums and performs regularly in the Boston area.
Harold Magee (’08 BSN), nurse manager at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, earned the Student Excellence in Clinical Nursing Award from UTA’s College of Nursing for the fourth straight year.