Lila Bessonette Barnes is an alumna of Westmoreland College and one of the original members of the Spurs, the “pep squad” of Westmoreland. She is interested in contacting with any of her former classmates.
Tavita Hernandez Dorow was one of twenty three “unsung servants” nominated for her quiet dedicated service to the work of Jesus Christ through the Presbyterian Church. The cover story in the December issue of Presbyterians Today Magazine her profile named among her accomplishments that as a social worker and past member of the Presbyterian (USA) National Committee on the Self-Development of People, she co-founded the local Hispanic Association of Women and within her congregation has nurtured a growing understanding of what it means to labor for “the least of these.”
Bates Butler III was named the Tucson Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year for 2011. A former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, his practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and civil litigation.
Nancy Knight Lee retired from Girl Scouts of San Jancinto Council in Houston and moved to Meriwether County, Ga. To be close to her daughter and her family.
Brian David McGanity is celebrating his family’s successes of the past year with his wife being named to the U.S. Triathlon team to compete in China , his oldest son made Law Review at Vanderbilt and his youngest graduated Magna Cum Laude from Honors College at the University of Alabama.
Michael McMahon has been named president of Baylor All Saints Medical Center and Baylor Medical Center at Southwest Fort Worth..
Mary V. Gleason and her daughter joined a Rotary International clean water project in January. They will be installing water filtration systems to villages in Honduras.
Helen Anne Wilson holds a degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City and is a licensed Interior Designer in the state of Texas. She recently did a pro-bono project of the parlor of St. Luke’s Church, in the mid-century style of the church in San Antonio.
Bernard Horak is a professor of Health Systems Management at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Thomas Masinter and Tim Hedgepeth ’79, founders and directors of the Allegro Stage Co. have a new musical they have written. Using the music of Cole Porter with special permission from the Cole Porter Musical and Literary Trust, Let’s Misbehave was staged at The Cameo Theater in San Antonio from December 9th through the holidays.
Leslie Williams Winfield is the author of The Judas Conspiracy, published by JoSara MeDia. Leslie was a visiting scholar at the Yale Divinity School in 2004 and 2007 where the first book signing of her latest publication was hosted on December 2, 2010. She is joined with Larry Ketchersid ’83 author of Software by the Kilo and Trinity University Professor Emeritus Robert Flynn author of Jade:Outlaw, for a joint signing at The Twig in San Antonio.
Brian David McGanity is Global Executive Director, Dell Services commercially challenged large accounts. His wife, Lynne, finished in the top ten in U.S. Triathion and is invited to the world championships in Beijing China.
Redia Anderson co-authored Trailblazers: How Top Business Leaders Are Accelerating Results Through Inclusion and Diversity, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. She has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, partnerships, and universities and is Managing Partner of Anderson People Strategies, LLC.
Peter M. Koelling, J. D. is the American Bar Association Justice Center Director and Chief Counsel. He serves as the Director of the Judicial Division and has oversight of other Justice Center entities.
Ruben R. Barrera with fellow lawyers James Frost ’71 and Mark Luitjen ’76 are members of “The Court Jesters,” San Antonio’s Rock Band of Lawyers.
Mary McClure Wright has been appointed General Counsel of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Mary published her first cookbook in December, Aunt Eleanor’s “Never Fail” Pie Crust and Classic Pie Recipes.
Laura Hankins DiSilverio is having great fun seeing former alumni and some of her former professors at various book signings as she promotes her first private investigator mystery, Swift Justice.
Lisa Stach Wald was awarded a U.S. Department of the Interior Superior Service Award for her contributions to and management of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program website for the last decade. She works in the National Earthquake Center Information office in Golden, Colo.
Bill Brooks and a partner have purchased The Hub in Northwest Hills in the Austin area.
Heather Prashner is a USPTA certified tennis professional and recently returned to competitive tennis at the Women’s Open Level, achieving a year end ranking of 6 in Texas for 2010. She is the Assistant Tennis Pro at The Georgetown Tennis.
Patricia E. Jenkins is a Chaplain in the U. S. Army Reserve.
Erick Akins was appointed Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at St. Philip’s College, San Antonio.
Gary Sanchez resides in Tome, N.M. where he is working on large outdoor murals to be included in the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s permanent collection.
Scott Williams is Senior Managing Director at Changing Our World and has received the prestigious David Award. The David Award honors men who have done exceptional, heroic acts of kindness for the betterment of communities. During his career as a fundraising professional, “the overall impact of his fundraising efforts exceeds $300 million.”
David Lubetzky is one of three winners of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of 2010 Contest and presented by The UPS Store.” Lubetzky made KIND Healthy Snacks a $30 million hit by using the simplest ingredients. A Healthy and pronounceable product growing the KIND brand into a platform for healthy living.”
Carrie Norton is Vice President, Commercial Solar Solutions, PetersenDean, Inc. and was named a Catto Fellow at The Aspen Institute Fellowship Program. The program “is designed to engage the next generation of environmental leaders from all sectors and connect their specialized work and talent to larger energy, environmental, and social concerns.”
Harry T. Papaconstantnou, M.D. has been promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery at Scott & White Memorial Hospital; Texas A&M University Health Science Center. He is also Vice Chairman of Clinical Operations Department of Surgery.
Sarah Burks continues to work at the Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum in Arlington, Mass. The year 2010 gave her experiences in the Grand Canyon and other interest points of the West. She plans a trip to Texas in May.
Tamara Johnson Alliston, PhD is the senior author of a paper reporting the first direct evidence that a subtle change in the physical properties of a tissue can affect its function. The finding has immediate implications for understanding several rare hearing disorders and ultimately could offer insight into such conditions as osteoporosis, arthritis, cardiovascular and cancer. The sixteen co-authors of the study included Jacob Johnson ’92.
Brad LaMorgese has been promoted to Partner in the Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, LLP.
Robert B. Price, IV founded Bellstone Capital Advisors in Sacramento, Calif. The company owns and operates properties in California, Hawaii and Oregon and co-manges a loan investment fund with an Irish partner. He and his wife and son reside in Carmichael, Calif.
Valerie McLaughlin Crabtree was promoted to the Director of Clinical Services and Training in the Department of Psychology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
John Dickson has been named Texas Lyceum President-Elect.
Leigh Blount Hart completed the accelerated second degree program in Nursing from Fairfield University in Connecticut . She is currently working as an R.N. at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in the oncology unit.
Jessica Ross Poole is enjoying her work in the non-profit sector as the public relations and marketing assistant at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth.
Erasmia Moustakis Gardner lives in Houston where she practices Maritime and Admiralty Law at Bale Law Firm, PLLC.
Sheryl White Stone lives in the Houston area and is the Director of Production and Operations for Gulf Publishing Company.
Jennifer Noyes is studying to become a medical social worker and is also involved at her synagogue where she is president of the congregation.
Sarah Lape Robb lives in Singapore with her family. She works in the department of Human Relations at Google.
Heather Scott Pulaski finished her fellowship in gynecologic oncology in June and the family relocated to the Cincinnati, Ohio area. She is an assistant professor in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, the University of Cincinnati.
Melissa Ludwig and her Melissa Ludwig Band took first place award for Best Country/Americana Act at the Rammy Awards sponsored by the San Antonio Current. Nicolette Good ’07 won the Rammy Award for Best Singer-Songwriter. Jim Cullum ’65 was runner up for the Best Jazz Act.
Tracey Moffatt is a registered nurse in addition to having more than 25 years as a clinical and operations leader. She has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer for Wellmont Health System.
Robert Markley has moved from Boston to Littleton, Mass. where he has established a general practice of law. In Boston he worked in real estate and estate planning for law firms.
Pia Humphreys Jones is living in Atlanta, Ga. and working in the NICU at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Marina and Celina Siarez have discovered the seventh new species of dinosaur from the BLM-Utah in 2010. Geminiraptor suarezrum is a troodontid dinosaur about 125 million years of age. Marina is currently a doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins and Celina at Idaho State University.
Tim Jo is one of the lead characters in a situation comedy that premiered on TBS in November. His professional career began with a lead in Bandslam in 2007. H.e taught himself to play the violin for a part in Fame and recently finished production on the independent feature I Am Ben.
Steven Leach graduated from Princeton Seminary in May 2010 and was ordained in the First Presbyterian Church, San Antonio in December. Having served an internship in South Africa while at Seminary, it follows that he has accepted a call to a congregation in the Capetown area.