Jim Dunlap ’69 & ’76 of Longview was recently named a Carthage High School Distinguished Alumnus after serving in public education for 48 years. He has been married to Linda Sample Dunlap ’70 & ’71 for 47 years, and he currently serves as chief operating officer and lead consultant for Arrow Educational Services Inc.



Robert C. Ballard ’70 of Millwood, Virginia, hosted an exhibit of his original paintings titled “Whimsical Landscapes,” according to The Winchester Star. He said his paintings are meant to “evoke some emotion, raise questions and create doubts.”

Jim Drennan ’73 of Pittsburg, Texas, retired as purchasing manager at Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Joe Martino ’73 & ’83 to the five-member Texas Crime Stoppers Advisory Council. Martino was an educator for Marshall ISD for 30 years and, after retirement, returned to work in 2003 at Trinity Episcopal School where he was employed for 11 years. He currently works for McKool Smith Law Firm.


SFA alumni and educators Linda Daniel ’77, Lee Brown ’90 & ’93, Angie Self ’87 and Becky Godell ’94 celebrated being Lumberjacks during College Day on their Houston campus, Cloverleaf Elementary School.



Richard Illmer ’83 of Dallas has been named office-managing partner of the Dallas-based law firm Husch Blackwell.



Patti Eden ’90 of Jacksonville, Texas, made her Carnegie Hall conducting debut in October with members of her choir from Brook Hill School during a concert with Lauren Daigle and Francesca Battestelli.

Liz Wilson ’93 of Dallas is vice president of Corgan Architects in Dallas.

Author Amy Denton ’96 of Houston was the 2016 Killer Nashville Jimmy Loftin Memorial Scholarship Award recipient and a guest speaker at the 2016 Literary and International Mystery Conference.

Ashley Pasquier Klamfoth ’98 of Lumberton is a co-owner of and therapist at NewPath Counseling Group in Lumberton. NewPath also has offices in Woodville and Jasper.


Ted Bowen ’99 of Houston was named senior destination sales executive for the new Marriott Marquis Houston.

Jesse Hunter ’99 of Sanger was promoted to captain in the Lewisville Police Department.



Erin Jones ’01 of Lufkin was named director of business development for the southwest division of Transervice Logistics Inc.


Sarah Robinson Davis ’14 and Jay Davis of College Station were married Oct. 8.