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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: Mar. 30, 2021

Kristen Lovell
Class Year: 2011

Kristen Lovell serves as both Head of Brand for Biko Flower, a licensed social equity cannabis manufacturer in Los Angeles but also the Creative Operations Director at Gateway Proven Strategies, a consulting agency focused on global cannabis and hemp markets.


Updated: Feb. 1, 2021

Sarah Longridge
Class Year: 2016, 2017

Sarah Longridge M’17 is owner of Artworks Art Studio, an art studio for children in San Antonio. Founded by Lisa Mares, February 1, 2021 is the 25th anniversary of Artworks Art Studio, one of the longest dedicated art studios for children in the San Antonio area. Artworks Art Studio is a space where creativity can flourish for children of all ages! Offerings include early childhood, home school, and after school art classes. When school is out of session daily camps and open studio hours are offered to promote free-play style creative exploration. Artworks Art Studio hosts and administers birthday parties, school field trips, scout troop and team building events. Despite the pandemic, Longridge has safely provided limited services to children of first responders and essential workers and maintains hope for a full re-opening in the future. For more information about Artworks, please call or email Sarah at 210-826-2787 or sarah@artworksartstudio.com, or visit the website www.artworksartstudio.com.

Kelsey Kirkman
Class Year: 2015

Kelsey Kirkman completed her medical degree from UT Southwestern in 2019 and is completing her pediatric residency at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

Lindsay Landgraf Hess
Class Year: 2011

Lindsay Landgraf Hess will publish her debut fantasy romance, Storysinger, in March 2021. It is a blend of otherworldly magic and fiercely feminist romance, with a fresh take on life with anxiety and depression. Maxym M. Martineau, fantasy romance author of Kingdom of Exiles and The Frozen Prince, called it, “a masterful tale of beauty, romance and magic.” Storysinger is available for purchase on Amazon.

Christina (Carni) Rasmussen
Class Year: 2010, 2012

Christina (Carni) Rasmussen M’12 joined Tenet Healthcare as senior director, enterprise operations in January 2021. She is excited to lead strategic initiatives across the organization in partnership with the hospitals serving communities across the country.


Updated: Jan. 4, 2021

Jimmy Clark
Class Year: 2015, 2017

Jimmy Clark M'17 was promoted to assistant administrator at UT Health Tyler in 2020. In addition, Clark was named administrator of UT Health East Texas - Long-Term Acute Care in 2019.

Katy Norman
Class Year: 2015

Katy Norman successfully defended her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan in July 2020. In addition, she accepted a scientist position with the pharmaceutical company Sanofi.

Grant Magness
Class Year: 2014

Grant Magness M'14 was promoted as CEO of TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital. The facility is located in North Houston and is one of the first hospitals in United Surgical Partners International. Magness considers himself very fortunate and has had some amazing experiences in his career. Here's to more health care fun!

Andre Storey
Class Year: 2012

Andre Storey M'12 was named VP/COO of Memorial Hermann Cypress in the Greater Houston area in November 2020.

Catherine (Dickson) Riggle and Scott Riggle
Class Year: 2010, 2012

Catherine (Dickson) '10 and Scott '12 Riggle welcomed Emilia to their family on April 3, 2020.


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: Mar. 1, 2021

Nathaniel Longfellow
Class Year: 2009

Calvin Shepard Longfellow, was born to Nathaniel Longfellow '09 and Shelby Longfellow on January 15, 2021.

Meera Deters
Class Year: 2003

Meera Deters, proud owner of Super Speech Solutions, a private practice providing online Speech Therapy to Texans. I help children and adults improve their speech and language skills so they can communicate better. I am passionate about my job and love being able to make a difference in other’s lives. For more information, visit superspeechsolutions.com.


Updated: Feb. 1, 2021

Marney Babbitt-Pierce
Class Year: 2008

Marney Babbitt-Pierce resides in Northern Arizona and was elected to her town council. She works at the health start up Noom and believes it's just as good as all the reviews say it is! Marney Babbitt-Pierce says, "If you're looking for a change and want to come to a fun tech start up where we work hard to change lives through behavior change, we are always hiring! We have remote and New York based roles for recent grads, experienced PhDs and everyone in between. Feel free to reach out - marney.babbitt@gmail.com."

Steven Leach
Class Year: 2007

Steven Leach received a doctorate from London Metropolitan University on May 26, 2020. Steven also married Adrienne Day on November 24, 2020.

Jessica Bodoh-Creed
Class Year: 2003

Jessica Bodoh-Creed founded The Cultural Consultants, a team of cultural anthropologists, all with doctorates, who help media and corporate clients navigate cultural representation. The Cultural Consultants help companies think through institutionalized racism and work towards a more just working environment. International audiences want to know that they are being respected, understood, depicted and engaged and the team helps media clients achieve this in their film and TV projects. The Cultural Consultants also give talks, lectures, and run short corporate educational courses on critical social topics like race, gender, cultural appropriation, and others.

Matthew D. Cavenaugh
Class Year: 2003

Matthew D. Cavenaugh, an attorney with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion on the 2020 Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Texas are selected by Super Lawyers. Cavenaugh was also selected for The Best Lawyers in America list for 2021. Best Lawyers listings are based on a peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.

Alyson Rose-Wood
Class Year: 2003

From February-April 2020, Alyson Rose-Wood deployed with the U.S. Public Health Service to the CDC Washington, DC Quarantine Station to support COVID-19 enhanced passenger screenings. Rose-Wood managed the daytime screening operations, conducted tertiary screenings of symptomatic travelers, and led daily briefings for federal partners. While deployed, Rose-Wood completed her doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her research focused on improving infectious disease linkage to care and treatment for detainees repatriated from the United States to Mexico.


Updated: Jan. 4, 2021

Miguel Perez III
Class Year: 2009

Miguel Perez III M'09 successfully defended his dissertation and earned a doctorate in human capital management from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. Perez began teaching at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2014 as an adjunct faculty member with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. In 2017, he joined TAMUCC as a full-time faculty member. Prior to joining TAMUCC, Perez served as chief information officer for Driscoll Children's Health System.

McCall Wascher
Class Year: 2009

McCall Wascher M'09 was named patient experience and quality coordinator at Ascension Seton Hays in Kyle, Texas.

Matthew Meador
Class Year: 2008

Matthew Meador '08 and Becci Meador welcomed Ila Rose to their family on July 20, 2020.


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: Mar. 30, 2021

Hugh Coleman
Class Year: 1990

Hugh Coleman retired December 31, 2021, from Denton County after more than twenty-four years as an assistant district attorney, assistant county attorney, and county commissioner. Hugh, now serves as the City Attorney for the City of Sanger.


Updated: Feb. 1, 2021

Joseph Peckham
Class Year: 1992

Twenty-five years after graduating law school, Joseph Peckham is proud to add a third state bar license after successfully passing the Florida Bar Exam.

Cathy Marston
Class Year: 1990

Cathy Marston is the grant coordinator for Mano Amiga San Marcos and was a 2020 Equity and Justice Scholar for the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation.


Updated: Jan. 4, 2021

John Seidenfeld
Class Year: 1998

After retiring from active medical and medical administrative practice with Anthem Health Care, John Seidenfeld M.D. M'98 joined the faculty at University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio as associate professor in clinical and applied science education at UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Monica Vargas-Mahar
Class Year: 1998

Monica Vargas-Mahar M'98, CEO of The Hospitals of Providence East Campus, was appointed by The American Hospital Association to its Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award Committee. This appointment is a one-year term beginning January 1, 2021. The Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award Committee honors hospitals whose demonstrated strategies and outcomes advance work of equity and support the goals of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities.


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: Mar. 1, 2021

Scott Tinker
Class Year: 1982

Scott Tinker Ph.D., joined the Trinity Board of Trustees and will begin his service at the February board meeting. Dr. Tinker is the director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), the State Geologist of Texas, and a professor who holds the Edwin Allday Endowed Chair in the Jackson School of Geosciences at UT.


Updated: Feb. 1, 2021

Dayna Watson Culwell
Class Year: 1987

Dayna Watson Culwell and her husband, Bill, work from home. Watson Culwell teaches virtual yoga classes and private sessions. She also applies yoga therapy with thai massage maneuvers to in house clients one to one. Her business has grown to be very successful since it started in 2013. Watson Culwell also teaches twice a year in Cozumel, Mexico, in both English and Spanish (thanks to her Spanish major!).

Karl Schneider
Class Year: 1985

Karl Schneider joined Verticurl (a WPP company) as vice president of technology. He lives in Dallas and leads a busy life with his wife Joni, sons Matteo and Marco, stepson Brad, and granddaughters Ember and Briar. Oh, and dogs Heidi and Moose!

George Brown
Class Year: 1982

George Brown is serving in his fifth year as assistant vice provost for Student Affairs and director of University Recreation and Wellness at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Clifford Moy
Class Year: 1981

Clifford Moy was named a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He serves as medical director for Behavioral Health at TMF Health Quality Institute.


Updated: Jan. 4, 2021

Nora Munn Powers
Class Year: 1989

Nora Munn Powers M'89 serves as director of Northern California Network Management for Aetna, a CVS Health company.

John Yeary
Class Year: 1984

In March 2018, John Yeary M'84 became the Interim CEO at Freestone Medical Center in Fairfield, Texas, a Community Hospital Corporation managed hospital and became the permanent CEO in August 2018. Yeary and his wife, Tena, make their home in Fairfield and are enjoying their life in the country. They are the proud parents of John (Jennifer) and Justin (Kelsey) and very proud grandparents of Molly and Maggie, and look forward to welcoming a new grandchild in March 2021! Before moving to Fairfield, they co-owned a DME company in Louisiana from 2010 until 2016, when they sold the company and moved home to Texas.

Mitch Shue
Class Year: 1981

Mitch Shue left a long career in industry in 2019 to join the faculty in the School of Computing at Clemson University as a professor of practice. Prior to joining Clemson, Shue served as the chief technology officer at the financial services company Morningstar.

Julie Napier Zoller
Class Year: 1980

Julie Napier Zoller heads Global Regulatory Affairs for Amazon's broadband satellite constellation, Project Kuiper. She and her husband recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. The proud parents of two daughters, they enjoy their three grandchildren and summers in the Thousand Islands.


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: Mar. 30, 2021

H.B. Paksoy
Class Year: 1970

Since H.B. Paksoy's retirement from classroom teaching, Dr. HB Paksoy has written novels, the latest of which entitled “She Was Walking,” published on July 16, 2020.


Updated: Mar. 1, 2021

Naomi Shihab Nye
Class Year: 1974

Naomi Shihab Nye received the Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement by the National Book Critics Circle. Nye serves as the Poetry Foundation's Young People's Poet Laureate. Her next collection of poems, Cast Away: Poems for Our Time, releases February 11.

Griffin T. Murphey
Class Year: 1971

Dr. Griffin T. Murphey received the 2021 Wings Award from the Fort Worth Aviation Museum recognizing people who have made significant contributions to promoting and preserving our aviation heritage.


Updated: Jan. 4, 2021

Bill Johnson
Class Year: 1976

Bill Johnson M'76 is in his fifth year of retirement and still enjoying it very much. Johnson lives in Florence, Alabama with his wife, Linda. They spend a lot of time traveling and have a grandchild in Virginia where their daughter and her family live.

Jake Henry
Class Year: 1974

Jake Henry M'74 submitted his resignation to the Board of Directors of Saint Francis Health System, effective June 30, 2021. Henry will have completed 19 years at SFHS and considers this time to have been the capstone of his career. In his words, "We have accomplished a great deal during this time....it has been a pleasure." Henry is looking forward to retirement, the first time he will not have held a job since the summer after his sixth-grade year.

Paul Jenson
Class Year: 1973

Paul Jenson M'73 officially retired from daily health care management five and a half years ago but remains active in local health care activities. For the past two years, Jensen has been an active board member at two Oklahoma City hospitals: Oklahoma Heart Hospital North and Oklahoma Heart Hospital South.

Peggy (Zorola) Miller
Class Year: 1973

Peggy (Zorola) Miller retired from the Texas Annual Conference of Methodist Churches as the controller/managing accountant and president elect of the National Methodist Treasurer's Association. She is enjoying retirement and her grandchildren.

Steve Sanders
Class Year: 1973

Steve Sanders M'73 retired in July 2014 after 32 years with Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston and as the CEO of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.


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.

Updated: Mar. 1, 2021

Pearl Raikin
Class Year: 1968

After teaching elementary school for 25 years, I worked for the local AFT charter of the union as a Labor Relations Specialist for 12 years for Fairfax County Federation of Teachers. We moved to a wonderful 55 and over community that is very active and even with everything that is going on today with the pandemic, we manage to do things carefully and still have a good time.


Updated: Jan. 4, 2021

Doug Hawthorne
Class Year: 1969, 1972

Doug Hawthorne M'72 is now advisor at Doug Hawthorne - Advisor in Dallas. He officially retired from Texas Health Resources in December 2019 in his role as founding chief executive officer emeritus.

W. W. Torrey
Class Year: 1969

W. W. Torrey was re-elected to his third term as the Milam County District and County Attorney in Cameron, Texas.

Updated: Mar. 30, 2021

Julian Dewell
Class Year: 1952

Julian Dewell retired from the practice of law in 2006. Volunteers with Washington Trails Assn. and wrote a trail building book entitled “Tread and Retreat the Trails,” which is in its third edition.