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The Trinity Story

Trinity alumni make a difference in their communities, with their organizations, and across the globe. You remain connected to one another through life updates, milestones, and sharing the impact you have on the world around you.

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Do you have a new job? Marriage? Have you been promoted? Retired? Let your Trinity classmates know what you have been up to! Read messages, announcements, and updates from fellow Trinity alumni, or leave one of your own.

Newer updates will appear at the top of each decade, and updates will be displayed for 3 months.

Updated: Dec. 1, 2020

Peter Steinbach and Becca (Burt) Steinbach
Class Year: 2015 and 2016

Peter Steinbach '15 and Becca (Burt) Steinbach '16 were married on October 9, 2020.

Yvonne Freckmann
Class Year: 2010

Yvonne Freckmann released an album of music for cello & electronics with cellist Clara Rivière called UNDA Cellotrónica. It is available for streaming on Spotify and YouTube, and for download on her website: www.yvonnefreckmann.com.


Updated: Nov. 2, 2020

Shane Manning
Class Year: 2014

Shane Manning '14 is the Deputy Chief Privacy Officer of Texas Health and Human Services.


Updated: Oct. 5, 2020

Aida Kajs
Class Year: 2019

Aida Kajs '19 is serving a two-year term on the board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago.


Updated: Sept. 7, 2020

Ciara McDaniel
Class Year: 2020

In the midst of the pandemic, Ciara McDaniel '20 began a master's program in deaf education at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, just two days after her graduation from Trinity. In addition she was recently offered a position as an associate teacher at Sunshine Cottage for Deaf Children.

David Herman
Class Year: 2019

David Herman '19 started a youtube channel in which he breaks down and comments on recent journal articles in social psychology.

Kate Windsor
Class Year: 2019

Kate Windsor '19 has been hired at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin as a research assistant in an embryonic development lab.

Caileen Tallant-Adams
Class Year: 2016

Caileen Tallant-Adams '16 opened her own music studio featuring one-on-one music instruction in piano, voice, guitar, strings, and composition. Tallant Music Studio is located in Fort Thomas, KY.

Erika (Friedmeyer) Forrest
Class Year: 2012

Erika Forrest '12 welcomed her second child, baby girl Elspeth Lynn on July 17, 2020. Elspeth joins big brother Aksel.


Updated: Aug. 3, 2020

Jennifer Noriega
Class Year: 2018

Jennifer Noriega '18 has a new job at USAA as a Credit Risk Analyst.

Shane Manning
Class Year: 2014

Shane Manning '14 was named Deputy Chief Privacy Officer of Texas Health and Human Services.


Updated: July 6, 2020

Eric Elliot
Class Year: 2012

Eric Elliot '12 is a Program Director for Cowboy Compost in Fort Worth, Texas. He plans to expand the city-wide initiative to bring composting to residents and businesses in North Texas.


Updated: June 1, 2020

Sarah Mullens
Class Year: 2019

Sarah Mullens '19 just graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Analytics from Southern Methodist University and accepted a job offer to be a Marketing Analytics Partner at Whole Foods in Austin.

Kelley McGill
Class Year: 2014

Kelley McGill '14 graduated with honors from Harvard Law School.

Updated: Dec. 1, 2020

Michael Klosowsky
Class Year: 2007

Michael Klosowsky was appointed as an immigration judge in March 2020 by Attorney General William P. Barr. Judge Klosowsky earned a juris doctor degree in 2011 from the University of St. Thomas School of Law. From 2016 to 2020, he served as assistant chief counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, in El Paso. From 2011 to 2016, he was an associate attorney with Klosowsky Law Office PLLC, in Sugar Land. Judge Klosowsky is a member of the State Bar of Texas.


Updated: Oct. 5, 2020

Michelle (McCullough) Bartonico and JP Bartonico
Class Year: 2008 and 2009

Logan Rittiman was born to Michelle (McCullough) Bartonico '08 and JP Bartonico MHA ‘09 on February 28, 2020.


Melissa (Fimbres) Manke
Class Year: 2003

Melissa (Fimbres) Manke '03 has been promoted to director of technical services for Valero Energy Corporation at the Benicia, California refinery.

Tracy (Cantu) Almanzan
Class Year: 2002

Tracy (Cantu) Almanzan '02 serves as Chair of the Diversity in the Profession Committee for the State Bar of Texas. Almanzan was selected as a Family Law Fellow with the American Bar Association and as a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force for the State Bar of Texas.


Updated: Sept. 7, 2020

Daniel H. Galindo
Class Year: 2009

Daniel H. Galindo '09 has started his own law practice (www.danielhgalindo.com).

Raymond Skunda
Class Year: 2009

Raymond Skunda '09 has three children and is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Center for Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in San Antonio.

Emmanuel Alvarez
Class Year: 2008

Emmanuel Alvarez '08 was recently accepted as a licensed professional engineer by the Texas state board.

Tyler Wilson and Kate Skelley Wilson
Class Year: 2007 and 2006

Tyler Wilson '07 and Kate Skelley Wilson '06 welcomed their daughter Charlie to the world in December 2019 and relocated to Austin, TX in March 2020!


Updated: Aug. 3, 2020

Jessica Estorga-Johnson
Class Year: 2007

Jessica Estorga-Johnson '07 formed Estorga Johnson Law Firm, PLLC, a family owned law practice focused on business matters, mediation, and civil/family law litigation.

Pat Keel
Class Year: 2001

Pat Keel M'01, who since 2016 has served as chief financial officer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has been promoted to the expanded role of executive vice president and chief administrative and financial officer. In the new role, she oversees numerous departments vital to campus operations, including Environmental Services, Facilities Design and Construction, Facilities Operations and Maintenance, Food Services, Biomedical Engineering, the Gift Shop and Security. Keel will continue to lead Human Resources and Financial Services. "Through this expanded role, I’m looking forward to ensuring that our administrative and support departments continue to serve as the foundation upon which cures can be built," Keel said. "These areas play vital day-to-day roles in supporting research and treatment at St. Jude. I’m proud to serve the St. Jude mission by leading these essential functions. Prior to joining St. Jude, Keel served as chief financial officer and senior vice president for University Health in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana. In addition, she held leadership roles with Good Shepherd Health System in Longview, Texas and CHRISTUS Schumpert Health System in Shreveport. Keel has been named to the Becker's Hospital Review list of annual women hospital and health system leaders to know for five years in a row. She is also a William G. Follmer Bronze award recipient in HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association).


Updated: June 1, 2020

Bianca (Abate) Richman
Class Year: 2005

Bianca Richman '05, a senior Program Manager at Amazon, was the catalyst for a star-studded concert raising money to address COVID-19 hardships by providing food donations, housing assistance for youth and families, small businesses support, and health services for essential workers. The event is called All In WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief Sponsored by Amazon and will feature Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, Macklemore, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and more. The concert was streamed on Amazon Music's Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/amazonmusic), and through www.allinwa.org on June 10, 2020. A recording of the concert is available on Prime Video. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will personally match individual donations under $1 million to All In WA causes, up to a total of $25 million.

Matthew Boerger
Class Year: 2000

Matthew Boerger ‘00 and Allison Boerger welcome their son Abraham Arnold born May 6, 2020.

Pamela Neumann
Class Year: 2000

Pamela Neumann '00 and her husband, Carlos, welcomed their son Nicolas into the world in July 2019. In August 2019, she began a new tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas.

Updated: Dec. 1, 2020

Carole (Stewart) Anhalt
Class Year: 1990

Carole (Stewart) Anhalt successfully defended her dissertation and received her doctorate in medical humanities with a concentration in bioethics and a minor in narrative and literary studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

David B. Schlosser
Class Year: 1990

“Pretzel Logic”, a short story by David B. Schlosser originally published in 2019 in Die Behind the Wheel: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Steely Dan, was republished on November 3, 2020, in The Best American Mystery Stories 2020, edited by C.J. Box.


Updated: Nov. 2, 2020

Marci (Auld) Glass
Class Year: 1991

After twelve years in Boise, Marci (Auld) Glass '91 has been called to serve Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco as their pastor/head of staff.


Updated: Oct. 5, 2020

Alicia Knoedler
Class Year: 1992

Alicia Knoedler '92 is Miami University’s vice president for research and innovation, effective November 1, 2020.

Susi (Beveridge) Mapp
Class Year: 1992

Susi (Beveridge) Mapp '92 was promoted to associate provost of institutional effectiveness and innovation at Elizabethtown College. In addition, the third edition of her text, Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective: An Introduction to International Social Work, was published this summer.


Updated: Sept. 7, 2020

Josh Loden
Class Year: 1999

Josh Loden ‘99, Executive Vice President, San Antonio Commercial and CRE Leader at Broadway Bank, received the Emerging Leader Award from the Texas Bankers Association. The award is given to bankers who have had a positive impact in the banking industry and their communities, represent the best values of community banking, and are positioned to become leaders in their bank. Josh has over 15 years of commercial lending experience and has risen through the ranks at Broadway Bank since joining the company in 2013. His leadership role expanded with the recent promotion to Commercial and Commercial Real Estate Leader of San Antonio. Josh and his teams are responsible for acquiring new, profitable relationships while maintaining and expanding existing ones. Josh will be a significant part of the bank’s innovative growth, evolution and commitment to provide modern banking that’s locally sourced and personally delivered.

Barnabas Sprinkle
Class Year: 1998

Barnabas Sprinkle '98 has taken a position as Lead Pastor of Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church in Liberty Corner, New Jersey.

Sarah Humfeld
Class Year: 1995

Sarah Humfeld '95 began a new position at the University of Missouri as the Assistant Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Beth Cusack
Class Year: 1994

Beth Cusack '94 has been reconnecting families in the kitchen with her first children's book, Making Monster Soup. The book, both written and illustrated by Beth, is available on Amazon. In addition, Beth and her husband have successfully "reverse-nested" out of their starter home of 20 years to let their sons use it as a dorm to commute to college locally.

Marcella Glass
Class Year: 1991

Marcella Glass '91 has been called to serve as the Head of Staff at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. She is looking forward to connecting with classmates in the Bay Area.

David Meyer
Class Year: 1990

In February 2019, David Meyer '90 took early retirement from the Federal Trade Commission and started working for Compass Lexecon. His new job allows him to work remotely from Belfast, UK, part of the year, which makes the second portion of his update easier. He married Susie Millar of Belfast, UK in July 2019! The couple plan to split their time between Belfast and DC.


Updated: Aug. 3, 2020

Heidi (Lorch) Odenius
Class Year: 1991

Heidi Lorch-Silva married Eric Odenius, on October 5th, 2019, in Long Lake, Minnesota. Heidi's youngest sons, Abraham Silva and Noah Silva, twins graduated from Chanhassen High School, Chanhassen, Minnesota on June 5th, 2019. The family now resides in Burnsville, Minnesota.


Updated: June 1, 2020

Monica Latin
Class Year: 1993

Monica Latin '93 has been named Managing Partner at Dallas-based business law firm Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal. She was named Managing Partner-elect in May 2019, is a member of the firm’s executive committee, and has served for many years as chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group. As the first woman in Carrington Coleman’s top leadership role, she credits the firm’s namesake for the opportunity.

Lee Koch
Class Year: 1991

After 7 years of hard work, Lee Koch '91 earned a PhD in Health and Nursing Education from the University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

Updated: Nov. 2, 2020

Jerry Renaud and Laura (Eastman) Renaud
Class Year: 1986

Jerry Renaud and Laura (Eastman) Renaud '86 are retired and live in Eagle, Colorado along with their chocolate lab, Kobe. They departed Saudi Arabia in September 2020 when Jerry Renaud elected early retirement from Saudi ARAMCO.

Karen-Marie Yust
Class Year: 1985

Karen-Marie Yust '85 received a $4.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to launch the Children's Spirituality Research & Innovation Hub at Union Presbyterian Seminary, where she is the Rowe Professor of Christian Education. The Hub will explore ways to support spiritual well-being in children birth to 12 and their Millennial and Gen X parents/caregivers.


Updated: Sept. 7, 2020

Doug Saegesser
Class Year: 1989, 1991

Doug Saegesser '89, M'91 has been appointed the Chief Financial Officer for the University of Chicago Medicine Community Health and Hospital Division. He and Jodi are looking forward to a new adventure in Chicago.

Melissa (Benjamin) McCracken
Class Year: 1987

In 2019, Melissa McCracken '87 became Assistant Vice President for Donor Relations and Communication at the Inova Health Foundation, Northern Virginia's leading nonprofit healthcare system.

Phillip Philbin
Class Year: 1986

Looking to leverage his success in representing inventors and innovators, Phillip Philbin '86 joined Thompson & Knight so the combined teams can do more patent enforcement work.

James Gerhard
Class Year: 1981

James Gerhard '81 recently retired.

Cary (Lamb) Ownby
Class Year: 1980

Cary Ownby '80 is a retired elementary school teacher. She is currently spending time with her 2-year-old and 10-month-old grandchildren!


Updated: June 1, 2020

Benita Blessing
Class Year: 1989

Benita Blessing '89 is currently the Operations Director of the German Studies Association, and when she's not busy teaching at Oregon State University, she enjoys writing about East Germany. She has recently finished her second book on East German children’s films, and has begun a new one on children and play under socialism.

Mary Lile Broadaway
Class Year: 1986

Mary Lile Broadaway '86 was elected in March 2020 to serve as Circuit Court Judge for Arkansas’ Second Judicial District that covers six counties in Northeast Arkansas. Before, she served for four years as State Representative in the Arkansas General Assembly. She and her husband, Brad, reside in Paragould, Arkansas.

Updated: Oct. 5, 2020

David Davis
Class Year: 1974

The Mistakes, a novel by David Davis '74, was published by Koehler Books. The science fiction humor book is relevant to current social and environmental problems and relates to senior citizens through young adults concerned about intolerance of “the other.” The book is now available in hard cover, soft cover, and ebooks on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and through most book stores. While this is Davis' first novel, he has published poetry, magazine features, and scholarly articles. He has had seventeen plays produced, including productions in New York and Hollywood. Davis has worked as a physics and math teacher, actor, head of three college theatre programs, technical writer, editor, and health communications specialist. He lives outside Atlanta with his wife, Kathy, and daughter, Elizabeth.


Updated: Sept. 7, 2020

Mike Lawrence
Class Year: 1971

Mike Lawrence '71 retired from Trinity University in the summer of 2019. His first retirement was from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Mike is enjoying exercising and reading more, and editing on-line essays for an international spiritual web site.

Austin King
Class Year: 1970

Austin King '70 was recently selected as ex-officio member of Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees to represent alumni. In October 2019 he helped organize and present at an international meeting on the voice in Krakow, Poland.


Updated: July 6, 2020

Helen (McCaffrey) Morrison
Class Year: 1974

Helen (McCaffrey) Morrison '74 co-authored a book called "Auditory-Verbal Therapy: Science, Research, and Practice," which was published in June 2020 by Plural Publishing. She retired in 2012 as an Associate Professor at Texas Christian University.

Howard and Diane Harris Berger
Class Year: 1973

Howard and Diane Harris Berger '73 have both retired and are now living in Chania, Crete. They remain active in traveling, hiking in the Cretan mountains, and enjoying raki.


Updated: June 1, 2020

George Hernandez
Class Year: 1977

George Hernandez '77 was recently named as CEO of the Year by Inside Memphis Business. He is former CFO and current CEO of Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics in Germantown, Tennessee.

Ian (Toby) French
Class Year: 1974

Ian (Toby) French '74, after graduating from Trinity, did six years of Active Duty in the US Army which included a tour in Germany. After transitioning into the Reserves, French worked at SAIC as Program Manager and moved up to Assistant VP and Division Manager after 12 yrs. He later worked for four other Defense/Intel firms, then was mobilized due to the crash on September 11th and served in Army Intel for his last 2.5 years. After retiring from the Army, he found a position in Federal Intelligence at NSA for 12 years and retired again. French received numerous awards for Army service such as the Meritorious Service Medal and Legion of Merit, and the Killian Award from the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) for duty in Bosnia in 1996-97. Now retired in Delaware, he is a Vol Leader (Planner) of Team Rubicon (Disaster response) and the Chair of Delaware's Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (DEVOAD). He was married twice (2nd time for 35 years), and has 3 daughters, one a professional geologist near San Diego, and another an Army Captain in Military Intelligence serving at US Embassy Ukraine, following her father's footsteps. French has come back to San Antonio several times for Fiesta and enjoys seeing the changes on campus.

Johnny Gutierrez
Class Year: 1970

Johnny Gutierrez '70 has retired after a successful life in the workforce.

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