Lynn Vincent ’60 of Carthage was honored for his long tenure serving the City of Carthage and Panola County in various positions during the past 50 years. As part of the ceremony, Vincent received a plaque and key to the city. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in general business.
Delta Sig alums enjoy reunion
Several members of Delta Sigma Phi gathered this summer in Seabrook for their annual reunion. The group, the Delta Sig-Sawyers, comprises SFA graduates from the 1960s and 1970s.
The “Delta Sigs” developed from the Sawyers social club, which was formed around 1929 and eventually became the first Greek organization on campus. Their trademark was custom-painted axe handles, now a part of SFA’s campus culture and traditions. At that time, Sawyers had the elite status of being the only unit allowed to display their axe handles as they walked around campus. They also were used to help build school spirit during sporting events.
Robert G. McCullough ’70 of Houston was elected to the 13-member class of 2021 Public Relations Society of America College of Fellows. McCullough serves as communications director for Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Foundation. He received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.
Patricia Taylor Wells ’77 of Tyler had her novel, “The Sand Rose,” published. The novel is based on Wells’ experience as a young, single American woman living and working in Saudi Arabia. Wells received a Bachelor of Arts in French.
Dr. Janice Reardon ’78 of Leander was honored with the Lifetime Membership Award by the Texas Dental Association, which recognizes her 30 years of continuous membership in the TDA. Reardon is chief dental officer of the Office of Inspector General. She received a Bachelor of Science in biology.
Ty Woodfolk ’81 of New York City was appointed as the first chief culture and inclusion officer of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management.
Ray Thompson ’83 of Gilmer was recognized for his many years serving as pastor at various East Texas churches, most recently Enon Missionary Baptist Church. He received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.
Bridget Britt Flaherty ’86 is director of physician development at Mansfield Methodist Medical Center. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing.
Maj. Gen. Neil S. Hersey ’86 of Augusta, Georgia, was appointed deputy commanding general (operation) U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon. He received a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice.
Tim Worley ’86 of Tyler is a mortgage broker and owner/principal of Home Life Lending Group. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance.
Michael Lantz ’91 began a new teaching and coaching position with Huntington Independent School District. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing.
Dalane E. Bouillion ’92, ’94 & ’04 of Houston was named chief development officer of VLK Architects. She received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Education in secondary education and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership.
Curtis VanderSchaaf ’96 of Raymond, Mississippi, joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service as a forestry specialist. He received a Bachelor of Science in Forestry with a concentration in forest management.
Miguel Serrano ’97 of Las Cruces, New Mexico, was named the state’s HR Administrator of the Year by the New Mexico School Personnel Association. Serrano is chief human relations officer for Las Cruces Public Schools. He received a Master of Education in secondary education.
Carol Carson ’98 of Greenville, North Carolina, was named Teacher of the Year for Elmhurst Elementary School. She received a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology.
Sereniah Breland ’99 is the City of Pflugerville manager and president of the Texas City Management Association. Breland received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management.
Justin Cure ’00 was named information technology director for the City of Santa Barbara, California. He received a Bachelor of Science in geology.
Wes Schminkey ’00 was named football defensive coordinator, head boys and girls powerlifting coach, and strength and conditioning coordinator for Arp Independent School District. He received a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology.
Jonathan Smith ’01 of Mansfield was named executive director of the Cahn Fellows Program, a national organization designed to support the growth of school leaders in large metropolitan school districts. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management.
Jamie Speck ’02 of Rockport was recognized by the Blinn College District as a 2021 Teaching Excellence Award winner. Speck is a part-time remote instructor for the Blinn arts program. She received a Master of Arts in art.
Kim Kassaw ’03 was named executive director of special programs for Lufkin Independent School District. She received a Master of Education in special education.
Gabriel Lindsay ’04 & ’15 of Garrison was elected president of the Nacogdoches Jaycees for 2021. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in general business and Master of Business Administration.
Dr. Andre Emmons ’07 & ’19 was named principal of Lufkin High School. He received a Master of Education in kinesiology and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership.
Chris Rector ’07 of Houston was named managing director and chief operating officer for Hines, a real estate investment company, and he is responsible for operations throughout the Southwest region. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing.
Aaron Williams ’13 was named executive director of leadership for Midlothian Independent School District. He received a Master of Education in educational leadership and administration.
Amanda Black ’14 was named head volleyball coach for Amarillo College. She was hired as part of the coaching team that will revive the college’s intercollegiate sports program as AC has not participated in intercollegiate athletics since the mid-1980s. She received a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology.
Jager Loyde ’14 was named by Round Rock Independent School District as director of fine arts for music. He received a Master of Education in educational leadership.
Amanda Sellman ’14 married Kaleb Castor ’17, both of Waxahachie. Amanda received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, and Kaleb received a Master of Business Administration in finance.
Chad ’15 & ’17 and Candra ’14 & ’18 Huckaby of Nacogdoches announced the June birth of their first child, Tucker Alan. Chad, who served during 2016-17 as SFA’s student regent, was named Mr. SFA in 2015. He received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a Master of Science in mathematical sciences. Candra received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Education in educational leadership.
Aaron Baker ’16, ’18 & ’21 was hired as an eLearning technician and part-time adjunct instructor for mathematics, physics and engineering at Kilgore College. He received a Bachelor of Science in computer science, a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a Master of Science in mathematical sciences.
Tyler Johnson ’17 of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was hired as managing editor for the Rocket Miner Newspaper in Sweetwater County. He received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication.
Blake Langley ’17 of Karnack was named by the Marshall Independent School District as principal of Price T. Young Elementary School. He received a Master of Education in educational leadership.
Trace Horger ’21 of Washington, D.C., was hired as a technical support specialist with The George Washington University. He received a Bachelor of Arts in information technology.
Great attendance for Sigma Tau Gamma alumni golf tournament
Members of SFA’s Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity met June 26 for their annual golf tournament at the Woodland Hills Golf Club in Nacogdoches. The group had a great day engaging in friendly competition while reliving stories from their days on the SFA campus.