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Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian '73 of Center was selected vice chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.

Carolyn Curtis

Carolyn Curtis '73 of Fort Worth had her seventh book, "Women and C.S. Lewis: What His Life and Literature Reveal for Today's Culture," released as an audiobook.

Phyllis Carlton '77 of Edmond, Oklahoma, and her husband, George, joined Chinowth and Cohen Realtors.

Dr. Debra Munsell '79 of Bailey, Mississippi, is director for a new Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at Mississippi State University at Meridian.


Phil Tappe '82 & '87

Phil Tappe '82 & '87 of Monticello, Arkansas, retired from his position as dean of the University of Arkansas at Monticello's College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources. He also served as director of the Division of Agriculture's Forest Resource Center.

Herb Minyard '85 of Baytown retired from Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District after 35 years of service in education.


Laurie Emerson '86 of Spring was named Planview Inc.'s vice president of professional services for the Americas and Asian Pacific.

Lynda March '87

Lynda March '87 of Lubbock was promoted to senior manager of nutrition services for Fresenius Kidney Care.

Dr. Larry Redmon

Dr. Larry Redmon '87 of Bryan-College Station received a Crop Science Society of America's 2020 Fellow award.

Dr. John P. Erwin '88 of Evanston, Illinois, was named the Louise W. Coon Chair of Medicine, NorthShore Chairman of the Department of Medicine. Additionally, he was appointed as a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine.

Eric Gray '89

Eric Gray '89, director of bands and fine arts for the Gilmer Independent School District, was elected president of the Association of Texas Small School Bands.


Steve Hever '90

Steve Hever '90 of Friendswood was named director of product management for JSC Federal Credit Union.

Jason Kinder '91

Jason Kinder '91 of Rockwall was hired as director of marketing for Pinnacle Management Systems.

Sleep systems manufacturer Southerland named Daryl Newton '91 of Peoria, Arizona, regional vice president of sales to oversee company operations in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming.

Jeff Lentz '92

Jeff Lentz '92 of Leander was promoted to senior vice president of underwriting for Texas Mutual Insurance.

Eric Brittingham '93 of Arlington was inducted into the Marquis Who's Who biographical registry, a biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world.

Chastiti N. Horne '93

Chastiti N. Horne '93 of Houston was named Panola College 2020 Alumna of the Year. She graduated from Panola in 1991 and obtained a law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1998. She is a managing partner with the Horne Rota Moos firm.

Colette DePriest '94 was inducted into the Tenaha Independent School District's 2020 Hall of Honors, which recognizes individuals who have displayed outstanding dedication and commitment to their community. DePriest serves on the TISD board of trustees.

John Glaze '94

John Glaze '94 of Houston was named chair-elect for the Associated Builders and Contractors greater Houston chapter, board member for the ABC of Texas, and chair-elect of the Construction Maintenance Educational Foundation.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Jon "Mark" Sjolander '94 of Dayton to the Coastal Water Authority Board of Directors.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Dr. Velma "Jean" Stanley '95 & '02 of Lufkin to the Council on Sex Offender Treatment, which sets forth the standards for treatment and oversees the licensing of providers.

Chad Martin '96 & '98

Chad Martin '96 & '98 of Cedar Creek was promoted to senior principal for Cardno, a worldwide environmental consulting firm.

Angie Tipton McKenzie '97

Angie Tipton McKenzie '97 of Denton, was named senior program manager of heavy bulky returns reduction for Amazon.

Dr. Shelby Melton '97 & '99

Dr. Shelby Melton '97 & '99 of Dallas was elected to serve a two-year term as membership affairs committee chair and member of the board of directors for the Association for Molecular Pathology, a nonprofit scientific society.

Justin Wallace '98

Justin Wallace '98 of Kingwood was named North America offshore facilities and warehouse leader for Baker Hughes Oilfield Services.

Jason Lyons '99

Jason Lyons '99 of Prosper was named senior vice president of workforce solutions at the National Association for Healthcare Quality.


Dustin Harrell '01 of Rayne, Louisiana, was named resident coordinator for the Louisiana State University AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station.

Ross Snyder

Derek '01 and Holli Snyder '06 of Nacogdoches announced the July birth of Ross Matthew Snyder.

Wynter Patterson '02 of Houston signed as a client of Alli Rodriguez PR. Patterson is a TV personality, host, speaker, entrepreneur and author who stars on the Oprah Winfrey Network's "Ready to Love: Last Resort."

Jason Tullos '02 & '06 of Houston was named principal of Hamilton Middle School.

Veronica Watkins '02

Veronica Watkins '02 of Fort Worth was named chief financial officer of Worthington National Bank.

Karina Elizondo '04 of Lexington, Kentucky, an emergency room registered nurse at UK-Chandler Hospital, recently was featured in the documentary "In Case of Emergency," which reveals the high-stress settings of the health care front lines.

Constance Gilmore '04

Constance Gilmore '04 of Beaumont was named a child protective services' employee of the quarter by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Lara Bunn '05 of Houston was one of three finalists for the Kathryn S. Stream, Ph.D., Award for Excellence in Women's Health presented by the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Women's Health Network.

Lisa McBride '05

Lisa McBride '05 of Terrell was named 2020 Teacher of the Year at Dr. Bruce Wood Elementary.

Zach '06 and Courtney Carnley '07 purchased Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas.

Ayanna Williams '06 & '08

Ayanna Williams '06 & '08 of Grenada, West Indies, was awarded the Unsung Heroes Frontline Award by CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank for her work with the Acts of Kindness Foundation, a nonprofit Williams founded that provides food hampers and vouchers to families in need.

Danielle Copeland '08

Danielle Copeland '08 was named director of Human Resources for Malakoff Independent School District.


Brandi Hernandez '10 of Nacogdoches was hired as a certified physician assistant at U.S. Dermatology Partners.

Frances Gautreaux

Emma '12 and Justin Gautreaux of McKinney announced the October birth of daughter Frances Marie Gautreaux.

Caitlin Dodson '14

Caitlin Dodson '14 of Flower Mound married Gary Michael Bunch in February 2020.

Miao Wang '14 of Mansfield was featured in the November issue of Greenhouse Management magazine's Meet the Grower series. Wang is head grower at Green Lake Nursery in Dallas.

Matt McDaniel '16

Matt McDaniel '16 of Longview was promoted to portfolio manager and banking officer at Texas Bank and Trust.

Austin Rogers '16

Austin Rogers '16 of Grandview married Randall Van Zandt in September.

Gracie Chauncey '17

Gracie Chauncey '17 is public relations manager for the Fort Worth Zoo.

Nella Kopp '18 of Diana married Dylan Custer '18 of Kilgore in March 2020. The couple met at SFA in 2016.

Dr. Audrey Young '19 of Nacogdoches was elected to the Texas State Board of Education. Young works as Nacogdoches Independent School District's director of student support services.


Sara Brown '20 of Frisco is a spatial services professional at NewEdge Services.

Annemarie Price '20

Annemarie Price '20 of Houston is Belvoir Real Estate Group's marketing coordinator.

Sarah Rosa '20

Sarah Rosa '20 was presented the Token of Excellence by Little Elm Independent School District Superintendent Daniel Gallagher. She is a dual-language kindergarten teacher.