Kay Hill-Delgado ’64 of Houston celebrated her 50th anniversary working at Bayshore Medical Center.

Bob Browning ’69 of Marshall was selected to serve as interim superintendent of the Panola Charter Schools System in Carthage.


Lazenby Jimmy R. Lazenby ’70 & ’72 of Woodville donated a collection of antique American hymnals to the Pitts Theology Library at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Pictured, from left, Lazenby is holding a centennial edition of the 1911 “Original Sacred Harp” hymnal; Dr. Richard “Bo” Adams, library director, is holding a 1817 edition of “The Easy Instructor;” and Jesse Karlsberg, library senior digital scholarship strategist, is holding an 1868 edition of “Mountain Echo.”

Trotty Dr. Willie Trotty ’70 & ’72 of Houston was named professor emeritus of education for his 40 years of outstanding service as a professor and administrator at Prairie View A&M University.

Hyink Dr. David Hyink ’71 & ’72 and his wife, Stephanie ’72, met two SFA faculty members during a cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands and ports in Argentina and Uruguay. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Lynda Martin, professor and director of the School of Human Sciences; Dr. Mary Olle, assistant professor of human sciences; and the Hyinks.

Clark Gordon Clark ’74 and Mark Hartig announced the Nov. 14 birth of their son, Grayson.

Diana Peacock ’74 of Austin retired as chief financial officer of the Texas Department of Agriculture.

The Texarkana Independent School District named U.S. Rep. Marvin L. Abney ’75 as 2018 Distinguished Alumni. Abney lives in Newport, Rhode Island, and represents the 73rd District.

Davis The Texas Radio Hall of Fame inducted Bill Davis ’75 of Bellingham, Washington, as a member.

Ed Driskill ’76 of Houston retired after 18 years with the Pearland Independent School District.

Borders Gary Borders ’77 of Longview published “Yours Faithfully, J.A.: The Life and Writings of H.B. Fox, the Circleville Philosopher.”

Wells Patricia Taylor Wells ’77 of Tyler published “Mademoiselle Renoir a Paris,” a book about her time in Paris during 1968.

Jeanetta Stripling ’78 of Houston retired after 39 years with Shell Pipeline Company.

Cynthia Sadler ’79 of Fort Worth founded Signature Cuffs, a French cuff accessory company.


Paulette Carson ’81 of Apple Springs oversees a nonprofit organization called Beautiful Gate Translations, which translates Bible studies for women in countries around the world.

Mark Micheletti ’82 of Humble was named to the board of the San Jacinto River Authority.

Frailey Alton Frailey ’83 & ’85 and a member of SFA’s Board of Regents was named interim superintendent of the Nacogdoches Independent School District.

Pam Kehoe ’85 of Houston is the associate athletics director for marketing and fan engagement at the University of Houston.

Tress Kurzym ’86 of Edwardsville, Illinois, opened StagePlay Learning, which offers drama classes for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, provides in-school performances and workshops to area schools, and offers staff development and training for local businesses.

William C. Lipps ’86 of Columbia, Maryland, was honored with the Max Hecht Award from ASTM International’s committee on water. Lipps is environmental and geochemical marketing manager for Shimadzu Scientific Instruments.

Michael Stair ’89 & ’93 of Cumberland Center, Maine, was appointed president of Care & Comfort, a behavioral, health and home care assistance company.


Carr Jay Carr ’90 of Sugar Land won the grand prize in Nissan’s Master the Drive sweepstakes. He received a new truck and a trip for four to the Hollywood premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

John McCullough ’91 was appointed by the Paris Independent School District Board of Trustees to serve as director of career and technical education and director of secondary education. Previously the North Lamar ISD superintendent, McCullough has more than 25 years of education experience, having worked various positions in Jacksonville, Sulphur Springs, Sulphur Bluff and North Lamar ISDs.

Tim Lambert ’92 of Avinger was selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as Region VIII Outstanding Middle School Principal of the Year. He is principal of Texas Middle School.

Doug Ashmore ’93 of Missouri City became a partner at MRE Consulting, an information technology service management company. He joined MRE in 2010, and his expertise in business development and delivery assurance has driven the company’s regional expansion.

Leslie Goudarzi ’93 & ’95 was named to the board of directors of Longview-based Refuge International, a nonprofit organization providing clean water, health care and education to the people of Guatemala.

Wright Prestonwood Christian Academy’s North Campus named Greg Wright ’94 of Prosper as middle/upper school principal.

Applegate Dr. Angie Brooks Applegate ’97, ’99 & ’01 was appointed assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction at Coppell Independent School District.

Dr. Jonathan Campbell ’97 & ’07 was named principal of Forney High School.

Clint Zander ’97 is athletic director and head football coach at Bosqueville High School in Waco.

Breland Sereniah Breland ’99 was hired as city manager by the Pflugerville City Council.

Brad Schweppe ’99, ’01 & ’02 of Reinbeck, Iowa, was named principal at South Tama Elementary School.


Will Skelton ’00 of The Colony was appointed principal of Marcus High School in the Lewisville Independent School District.

Houff William Houff ’01 was hired as principal of Chapel Hill High School. Formerly, he served as principal of Judson Middle School in the Longview Independent School District.

Dr. Donny Lee ’02 , superintendent of schools at Oakwood Independent School District, was presented with the 2017 Texas Association of Secondary School Principals’ Outstanding Texas Principal Award in June.

Playwright Matt Lyle ’02 of Dallas had one of his plays, “Big Scary Animals,” featured in the Florida Studio Theatre’s 36th annual Burdick New Play Reading Series.

Nolen Darla Nolen ’03 & ’04 of Hideaway was named director of business services and finance for Corsicana Independent School District.

Jody Sanders ’03 & ’04 was hired in June as director of the East Texas Advanced Manufacturing Academy in Longview. Sanders spent 13 years with Kilgore Independent School District as a teacher and later as principal at the junior high campus.

U.S. Army Maj. James Attaway III ’04 of Quitman is serving as professor of military science at SFA.

Baker James Baker ’04 was hired by Hays Consolidated Independent School District as chief human resource officer.

Matt Clifton ’04 of Lufkin is a loan officer at Heritage Land Bank.

Jessica DeWitt ’04 & ’06 of Nacogdoches passed the Educational Facilities Professional credentialing exam. DeWitt is manager of physical plant projects at SFA.

Dustin McLemore ’05 of Austin earned a doctoral degree in organizational change and leadership from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Cade Brumley ’07 of Stonewall, Louisiana, was named superintendent of the Jefferson Parish Public School System.

Smith Ted Smith ’07 is a State Farm Insurance and Financial Services agent in Nacogdoches.

Tovar Noel Tovar ’08 and Estrella Tovar ’09 of Lewisville welcomed their second child, Joy Maria, in May.

Ford Amie Ford ’09 & ’11 and her husband, Stephen, announced the birth of their son, William Sawyer Ford, in October.


Justin Arnold ’10 was appointed by the Overton Independent School District to serve as athletic director, head football coach and dean of students.

Daniel Gambill ’10 & ’11 directed Crandall Independent School District’s production of “The Book of Everything,” which won the 2017-18 high school one-act play state championship for 4-A schools.

Saville Harris ’10 & ’13 of Nacogdoches was elected to the National Association for Campus Activities board of directors.

Kuepker Laurel Kuepker ’10 of Lewisville was selected as a social studies Transatlantic Outreach Program Fellow.

Tapia Kiersten A. Gray Tapia ’10 of Houston was married in a unique ceremony held at Houston Methodist Hospital. After her mother, Tamara Gray, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, Kiersten and her fiance, Gabriel, decided to marry in the hospital’s chapel so her mother could be present. Kiersten is grateful she was able to celebrate her special day with her mother nearby before her mom’s passing shortly thereafter.

Newman Rebecca Newman ’12 of San Antonio was named the Rising Star Recipient by the National Association for Catering and Events Alamo Chapter at the President’s Gala in November.

Dodson Caitlin Dodson ’14 is the parks planner for the City of Waco.

Williams Annelise Williams ’14 of Vicksburg, Mississippi, married Arthur B. Clark in March in Nacogdoches.

Laura Yuja ’14 was named Teacher of the Year by Lufkin Independent School District’s Burley Primary.

Shelby Garza ’15 of Pearland is a trauma nurse at Ben Taub Hospital and a cheerleader for the Houston Astros’ Shooting Stars.

Leila Luquis ’17 of Lakeway was selected to attend the U.S. Navy’s Officer Candidate School.

Emily Payne ’17 of Winnie was hired as curator of education for the Museum of East Texas.

Whitney Scarborough ’17 joined the accounting solutions team as staff associate at Henry and Peters, a full-service accounting firm in Tyler.