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Updated: August 10, 2021

Stephen Regina
Class Year: 2011
Stephen 
graduated from a nephrology fellowship at Methodist Health System, Dallas, Texas. He joins Dallas Nephrology Associates as of September 2021.

Tyler Cagle
Class Year: 2019

Tyler 
won The Milton S. Thompson, MD Award for Most Outstanding Research in the Field of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. Cagle’s research at the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center will be presented at the Military Health System Research Symposium in August 2021.

Daniel Mitchell
Class Year: 2020

Beginning in fall 2021,
Daniel Mitchell attends UT Dental School in Houston.


Updated: July 6, 2021

Erin Crooks
Class Year: 2019

Erin Crooks
was awarded Best News Anchor in a small market by the Colorado Broadcasters Association for 2020. She began her broadcasting career at KKCO/KJCT News in Grand Junction, Colorado in the summer of 2019. Crooks solo anchors the morning broadcast, Daybreak, and anchors and produces the noon broadcast, Midday Live, every weekday.

Aida Kajs
Class Year: 2019

Aida Kajs
is a program associate with the Schuler Education Foundation, working with liberal arts schools across the country to increase access for Pell-grant eligible and undocumented students

Sarah Luginbill
Class Year: 2014
Sarah Luginbill
received her doctoral degree in History from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May 2021. She is a First-Year Experience instructor at Trinity in fall 2021.

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Updated: September 14, 2021

Margaret Oertling Cupples
Class Year: 1990

Margaret Oertling Cupples, a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Jackson, Mississippi, has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation-Defendants in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2022. Recognition by The Best Lawyers in America® is based entirely on peer review. Methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

Lee Koch
Class Year: 1991

Lee Koch will present his work entitled "A discussion of the merits and constraints of various methods for peer-sharing of scholarly teaching practices in medical and healthcare professional education (flipped contribution)” at the 2021 Conference of the German Medical Educators Association in Zurich, Switzerland on September 17, 2021.


Updated: August 10, 2021

Heidi (Lorch) Odenius
Class Year: 1991
Heidi works as a CSR for David's Bridal. Welcoming new guests into the store brings joy to her days!

Robyn (Byrd) Michalove
Class Year: 1999
Robyn graduated from Brite Divinity School with a Doctorate in Ministry in December 2020. As an associate pastor for mission at First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, her research project focused on transforming congregational outreach to those in material need through reflection about systemic wealth inequities and moving away from unhelpful models of charitable action.


Updated: July 6, 2021

Monica C. Vargas-Mahar M'98
Class Year: 1998

Monica C. Vargas-Mahar M'98
joined Carondelet Health Network as market chief executive officer in the Tucson, Arizona area. Vargas-Mahar has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration in multiple leadership positions. Prior to joining Carondelet, she served as chief executive officer of The Hospitals of Providence East Campus and market chief operating officer of The Hospitals of Providence in El Paso, Texas. Vargas-Mahar is chair of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives and was appointed by The American Hospital Association to its Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award Committee. She also serves on the board for Trinity University Healthcare Administration Program, Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), and Loretto Catholic High School.

Updated: September 14, 2021

Jenny Boteler
Class year: 1982
June 29, 2021 marked the 35th anniversary of ordination into the United Church of Christ for Jenny Boteler. The past 9 years Boteler has served as the lead pastor of Union Congregational UCC in Green River, Wyoming. In September 2019 the church was awarded a Clergy Renewal Grant through the Eli Lilly Foundation to fund a sabbatical leave in 2020. Obviously that was postponed. Sabbatical finally began mid-July 2021 and included time in Costa Rica, Greece, and Israel. Activities included Spanish immersion, yoga, kayaking, hiking in Crete, and a pilgrimage in the Holy Lands.


Updated: July 6, 2021

Christopher Branch
Class Year: 1988

Christopher Branch
published the paper “Perceptions of Ethics in Persuasive User Interfaces” (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79460-6_22) based on research conducted for a master’s thesis in Human-Computer Interaction at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Updated: August 10, 2021

Tom Masinter
Class Year: 1972

Composed the music for Davy Crockett which returned to New York City July 24 - 30, 2021 for a workshop at The Irish Repertory Theatre. This musical show features Davy Crockett with his friends in a tavern in Memphis the night before he leaves for Texas. Bart Shatto, known for playing Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on Broadway, played the lead role. Davy Crockett has also had a reading at the Dramatists Guild headquarters, a producers-directors showcase at The Cell Theatre in New York, and a full production at The Josephine Theatre in San Antonio.

Tom Davenport
Class Year: 1976
Tom is a visiting professor at Oxford's Said Business School. He remains a distinguished professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, and a fellow of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. Davenport has written 20 books and is working on three more.

Sarah Cleveland
Class Year: 1979

After more than sixteen years as a physical/lymphedema therapist at MD Anderson Cancer Center,
Sarah Cleveland is retired and spends her time doing volunteer work, traveling, and social dancing.


Updated: July 6, 2021

Christopher Nguyen
Class Year: 1970

A novel written by
Christopher Nguyen, The Rains on Tan Son Nhat, is published. It is his first novel and the product of his 25 years' labor of love. Nguyen came to the United States as an international student in 1966 during the Vietnam War. In his first summer months he stayed in Los Fresnos, Texas, where he was befriended and taken in by a Japanese American family. This experience greatly influenced him to choose the persona of the novel’s protagonist, Major James Saito. Nguyen began his career as an entrepreneur which led to the first successful interstate Vietnamese food processing company in the U.S. In 1987 he was asked to represent the United States in the International Marketing Symposium in Niort, France, where he was awarded the Grand Prize for Marketing Creativity. Subsequently, he received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award given by Merrill Lynch, Ernst and Young in 1988. Nguyen reads extensively on numerous areas such as medicine, science, military history, and military science. He has a passion for the linguistic field and has taught Vietnamese at the Defense Language Institute. Nguyen works part-time as a certified court interpreter in California while also dabbling in linguistic fields as a poet and lyricist of several famous Vietnamese songs. He enjoys traveling with his wife, playing tennis, and singing 50s and 60s love songs.

Updated: July 6, 2021

Susan (Masinter) Riley
Class Year: 1969

Vintage Beauty, the art of Susan (Masinter) Riley, was on display at Art Gallery Prudencia in San Antonio. The black and white photos of fabulous actresses and dancers are restored, colored, and embellished with jewels, pearls, and hand painting.

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