The Park View Area Middle School was named in honor of Marshall Kendrick ’59 of Pasadena, Texas, retired director and general manager of the Bayer Corporation and former Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees member.


Al ’66, civil servant and retired Air Force officer, and Abbie Watters ’74, certified public accountant, of Dallas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Al and Abbie Watters

Linda and Jerry Hill ’69 of Woodway celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

David Stamps ’69 of Conroe, a member of the SFA Lettermen’s Board, retired as global director in procurement for Chicago Bridge and Iron Co.


Cotton George ’72 of Martinsville is the national director for the Texas High School Rodeo Association.

Boyd ’72, former director of research compliance for the University of North Texas, and Susan Herndon ’72 and ’77, math and history teacher for Southlake Carroll ISD, both retired.

Susan Pate ’72 of Pineland retired after 42 years of teaching.

Andy Griffin ’73 is president of the Troup ISD School Board.

Dr. Alan Sowards ’73 of Nacogdoches, professor of elementary education in the James I. Perkins College of Education, was named a 2015 National Outstanding Educator by Project Learning Tree, an environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation.

Dr. David Allard ’71 & ’74, professor of biology at Texas A&M University – Texarkana, was inducted into the Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators for the Texas A&M University System.


Rebekah Johnson ’74, dean of liberal and fine arts at Kilgore College, was the commencement speaker at the college’s spring graduation ceremonies.

Ray Driver ’75 of Houston, a founder of Q10 Capital and chairman of the board for 16 offices nationwide, joined the advisory board of the University of Houston Master’s of Real Estate program.

Steve Hartz ’75 & ’88 of Nacogdoches owns General Mercantile and Oldtime String Shop.

Debbie Fleitman ’76 & ’78 of Gainesville, Texas, published her first book Life After the Storm, which depicts the survival of a young Joplin, Missouri, family following the devastating tornado May 22, 2012.

Letitia “Tish” Haley Barker ’77 of Colleyville, president of the Dallas-based company Haley-Greer, one of the largest curtain wall and specialty glass contractors in the U.S., will serve as the 2015-16 president for the American Subcontractors Association.

Tom Guidry ’77 of Boerne, Texas, plays the trumpet and flute for the Liberty County Blues Band, which specializes in blues, rock and Southeast Texas swamp pop.

Leman and Dr. Nancy McNeal ’77 of Bivins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Dr. Renee Truncale ’77 of Garland is director of special services for Wylie ISD’s Educational Service Center.

Charles H. Castle ’79 of Colorado Springs, Colorado, published Inspiration for the Heart, a book comprising 31 non-fiction short stories with a portion of the profits benefiting Community Partnerships for Child Development.

Dr. Chris Mack ’79 of Longview owns Chris Mack Comprehensive Dental Care.

Brad Streit ’79 of Tyler, senior vice president of Raycom Media, was honored by the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators as the 2015 Broadcaster of the Year.


Dr. Karen Guenther ’80, faculty associate/assistant to the provost and professor of history at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, presented the academic convocation in August 2015.

W. Russell Callender ’81 & ’85 of Houston is assistant administrator in charge of the National Ocean Service with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Kristen Gusa ’81 of Tyler was named partner at Gollob Morgan Peddy certified public accountants.

Shawn G. Head ’81 of Elkins, West Virginia, retired after 31 years as a wildlife biologist for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Dr. Andy Mack ’81, surgeon at East Texas Oral Surgery, is mayor of Longview.

Gil Baumgarten ’82 of Austin, an investment adviser, is president of Segment Wealth Management, managing client portfolios worth approximately $600 million.

Robin Grantham Blake ’82 & ’88 of Corsicana, public educator for 32 years, retired as principal of Mildred Elementary.

Dr. John Roese ’82, biology professor, received the Distinguished Teaching Award for Lake Superior State University in Marie, Michigan.

Dr. Ben Mack ’83 is a general surgeon at the Diagnostic Clinic of Longview.

Dr. Kriss Myers ’83 of Fort Worth owns Azle Family Practice – Healthfirst Medical Group.

Chris Stewart ’83 of Tyler, president, general manager and funeral director in charge of Stewart Family Funeral Home, was named Funeral Director of the Year by East Texas Funeral Directors.

Michael S. Taff ’84 of Houston is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.

Coordinator for disaster response and the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, Laraine Waughtal ’84 of Granbury has served as pastor for the Central Texas United Methodist Conference for 16 years.

Jeff Moore ’85 of Longview is senior manager at Henry & Peters P.C.

David Craft ’86 of Coppell is the 2014 Companywide Realtor of the Year.

Roger Dulude Jr. ’86 of Enfield, Connecticut, is corporate compliance officer and director of risk management for Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems.

Col. Tim Smith ’86 of Georgetown retired from the U.S. Army after 28 years of honorable service, including two combat tours in Iraq, and he serves as deputy director of IT Business Services for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission in Austin.

Paul S. Woodard Jr. ’86 of Palestine is president of J&M Premier Services and serves on the Austin Bank Board of Directors.

Dr. Larry Redmon ’87 & ’89 of College Station, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist, received the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture’s Department of Agriculture Outstanding Alumni Award.

Ann Russell ’87 & ’89 of Nacogdoches, junior high history and geography teacher, has taught for 25 years in the Central Heights ISD.

Mark Griffin ’88 of San Antonio is vice president of sales and marketing for Food Safety Net Services.

Dr. Robert Sterken Jr. ’88 & ’91, associate professor of political science at the University of Texas at Tyler, was named a Fulbright Scholar and will travel to Southeast Asia to collaborate with international partners in the educational, political, cultural and economic fields.

Kristina Knowles ’89 of Denton is partner at Chandler & Knowles, a financial planning firm.

Kathy Marshall ’89 is the 2015 Troup High School Teacher of the Year.

Neil Netoskie ’89 of Houston is president of Keystone Retirement Group, which focuses on consulting and advising companies on their retirement plans.

Neil Netoskie ’89 of Houston is president of Keystone Retirement Group, which focuses on consulting and advising companies on their retirement plans.


Laura Barrett ’90 & ’95 of Stafford is principal of Cy-Fair ISD’s Yeager Elementary.

Pamela Brown ’90 of Sugar Land is principal of Fort Bend ISD’s Elementary School 46 in the Aliana community.

Scott Martin ’90, general manager of Lake Palestine Resort, created the mobile application “instagrat,” now available on iTunes.

Charlie Roberts ’90 is director of sales for T/CCI Manufacturing.

Jeff Traylor ’90 is the tight ends and special teams football coach for the University of Texas.

Michael Ferguson ’91 of Longview teaches criminal justice at Kilgore College and criminal law at the East Texas Police Academy.

Jim Holley ’91 is athletic operations coordinator for New Caney ISD.

Linda Calvert Jacobson

Linda Calvert Jacobson ’91 of Fischer opened Wildflower Art Gallery in Wimberly, displaying her wildflower art, which is represented by several national galleries, in private collections and licensed internationally.

Frances Payne-Morgan ’91 of Mount Pleasant is the E.C. Brice Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

Becky Chenevert ’92 of Tyler is principal of St. Gregory Cathedral School.

Amy Hunt ’92 & ’94 of Emory is an Advanced Placement U.S. history teacher at Wylie High School.

Donna Sharp ’92 of Longview is executive director of Greater Longview United Way.

Derrick Wright ’92 of Sunnyvale is sergeant of police for the Dallas Police Department.

King Davis ’93 & ’02 is superintendent of Wharton ISD.

Dr. Les Fout ’93 of Knoxville, Tennessee, is director of the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation and the Provision CARES Foundation, which fund cancer research and survivorship programs.

Former Kilgore College Rangerette Laura Guidry ’93 is director of the Cherokee Charmers Drill Team for Jacksonville High School.

Chastiti Horne ’93 of Houston, managing and majority shareholder with Horne Rota Moos, LLP, received the 2014 Woman on the Move award by Texas Executive Women.

David Morton ’93 of Atlanta, Georgia, is senior vice president of sales and marketing for AmeriSafe.

Greg Reed ’93 is athletic director of Waxahachie ISD.

Amy Roquemore ’93 & ’12 of Cushing is director of student publications and divisional media at SFA.

John Glaze ’94 of Houston is president and chief of safety for Fast Track Specialities.

The Rev. James Otte ’94 of Arlington is a licensed professional counselor and part-time associate pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church in Plano.

Licensed professional counselor Leigh Anne Barber ’95 & ’02 is director of Tyler ISD’s guidance and counseling program.

Shay Domann ’95 of Tomball is a country music recording artist.

Jason Holman ’95, ’96 & ’02 is the defensive coordinator for Lufkin High School.

Mike Medlin ’95 of Rockwall is director of Royse City ISD’s extended day program.

Ada M. Anthony ’96 of Nacogdoches is director of the Angelina County Community Supervision and Corrections Department.


Kimberley Donaldson James ’96 is principal at Corpus Christi ISD’s Veterans Memorial High School.

Vivian Nichols ’96 of Palestine has taught secondary English at Elkhart ISD for 19 years, as well as published three children’s books.

Jamie Wisneski ’96 is principal at Pearson Middle School in Frisco.

Jackie Zigtema ’96 of Tyler is the physical education/recreation representative for the 2015 Special Olympics Texas Board of Directors.

Brian Batten ’97 is vice president of operations for LGI Homes.

Meshell Scott ’97 is co-chair of the 2015 Athens Chamber of Commerce’s chamber ambassadors.

Brent Howell ’98 of Vernon is a trust officer for Waggoner National Bank.

Jacy King ’98 of Chireno was awarded the Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award, presented by Humanities Texas. King received $5,000, which will go toward obtaining a Master of Arts in history from SFA.

Stacy Miles ’98 is Tyler ISD’s Head Start director and instructional coach.

2010 Master Chef finalist Chris Spradley ’98 of Houston created and hosts Destination Beer, a show featuring travel destinations for craft beer and food lovers.

Charles Worley ’98 of Carthage serves on the Panola Schools Board.

Wesley Copeland ’99 of Sweeny is executive director of the Brazosport Fine Art Council’s The Center for the Arts and Sciences.

Kathy Cromwell ’99 of Spring is the 2015 Teacher of the Year for Cooper Elementary in Spring ISD.

Tonya Harry ’99 of Nacogdoches is executive director of CASA of Deep East Texas.

Alise Lamoreaux ’99 of Clear Lake and Matthew Neff of Galveston married March 20.



Chante Mayorga ’01 of Dallas is the senior catering sales manager at The Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront.

Erika Wulff Tolar ’02 was selected Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Role Model of the Year.

Dr. Son Mai ’03 of Lake Charles, Louisiana, instructor of history at McNeese State University, received his doctoral degree from Texas Tech University in May.

Karl Seelbach ’03 of Austin opened Doyle & Seelbach PLLC, focusing on business disputes, personal injury and property damage litigation.

Hayley Merren ’04 of Lumberton owns Olympic Dreams Gymnastics and Cheerleading in Beaumont.

Amy Frank ’05 of Cypress is principal of Cy-Fair ISD’s Owens Elementary.

Ryan Conley ’07 of Atascocita is store director for Brookshire Brothers in Liberty, Texas.

Lt. Col. Chad Foster ’07 received the Baltimore County Citizen’s Medal of Honor.

Lauren Adams Lanford ’08 & ’09, SFA assistant volleyball coach, and husband Joey Lanford of Nacogdoches welcomed baby girl Reese Olivia June 8.

Mallory Craig ’09 of Sugar Land is a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association and serves as a public finance attorney for Coats Rose in Houston.

Jami Hill Dover ’09 of The Colony, former SFA assistant volleyball coach and player, was inducted into the 2015 Fannin County Sports Hall of Fame.


Brittany Green ’09 and Jacob Beck married Feb. 21 in Jacksonville, Texas.


Scott Hill ’10 of Manhattan, New York, is a licensed real estate salesperson for The Corcoran Group.

Cole Tomberlain ’10 of Longview is chairman of the Longview World of Wonders Hands-on Discovery Center’s Bourbon and Bowties fundraising event.

Jenni Howsman ’11 of Lebanon, Missouri, is a criminal defense attorney in the Lebanon Public Defender’s Office./p>

Christa Oberthier ’11, a licensed professional counselor-intern, is the maternity counselor for Buckner Children and Family Services in East Texas.

Professional bass fisherman Andrew Upshaw ’11 of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, represents ATC Truck Covers while competing on the 2015 FLW BASS Tour.

Deanna Wilson ’11 of Warrenton teaches first grade at West End Elementary in Industry, Texas.

Cheryl Reid ’12 & ’14 of San Antonio is a human resources specialist for the U.S. Department of the Air Force Civilian Personnel Center Headquarters at Randolph Air Force Base.

Errol Reid ’12 is executive management assistant to the deputy city manager for the City of San Antonio.

Austin Matthews ’12 and Sarah Schlichting of Houston married in Conroe in June 2015.

President of Alexander ArtSpace, a nonprofit mobile art gallery, Le’Anne Alexander ’13 of Lufkin had her work, Faithful Abstraction, exhibited at the Museum of East Texas in May 2015.

DrugFree Greenville 2015 Board of Directors member Wendi Kunkel ’13 is the community relations assistant at L-3 Mission Integration in Greenville, Texas.

Darius Handy ’14 is a safety supervisor with Integrated Global Services.

La Shae Jones ’14 of Austin is an ELA success tutor at Reagan Early College High School and serves the Austin ISD as an AmeriCorp volunteer.

Kirstie Kibbe ’14 is a campus missionary intern with Go Now Missions for SFA’s Baptist Student Ministry.

Tyler Montgomery ’14 of Lampasas is assistant manager of McCoy’s Building Supply in Lufkin.

Hannah Mattson ’15 of Kingwood is a Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellow at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Dr. DesMontes Stewart ’15 is deputy superintendent for Killeen ISD.