Alumni UpdatesMay 13, 2013
Pierre Hjartberg, class of 1957, shared this note: "I am a native of Sweden. Came to Baylor as a sophomore after spending my Freshman year at Northeastern in Boston. Worked that summer at a camp on Cape Cod and there were some fellow counselors from Baylor there. I came to Baylor, got a scholarship and was under the guidance of Dr. Guy Newman, then a VP. Ended up with a double major - history and journalism. Served as an Issue Editor and columnist of the Lariat for two years and my friends said that the name of the column was most appropriate - Much about Nothing. I later met my wife at Baylor, Kay McCullough from Ft. Worth, who was a freshman when I was a junior. We have now been married for 55 years. Dr. Charles Wellborn - for whom we bought a brick at the new stadium - performed the service at Broadway Baptist in Ft. Worth. I also served as a Yell Leader my junior year and Head Yell Leader my Senior year when we beat TN 13-7 here in New Orleans as the Sugar Bowl. After Baylor I managed chambers of commerce in Beeville, TX; Pomona, CA; Hartford, CT for about 24 years and then entered the travel business here in New Orleans. I handled the largest Baylor alumni group - some 110 - on a Scandinavian Cruise with Dr. Charles Wellborn as the lecturer. It was a great trip which included Bergen and Oslo, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia and Kiel, Germany. I have recently worked with Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours on various WWII groups including the 60th Anniversary of D-Day in 2004. Baylor meant/means a lot to me and I am proud to be a graduate."
May 9, 2013
Lauren Robb, class of 2006, has been working in the Baylor Admissions office since 2007.
May 7, 2013
Charles Poe, class of 1989, recently won a George Foster Peabody Award for "MLK: The Assassination Tapes." He works for the Smithsonian Channel in Washington, D.C.
April 29, 2013
Michelle Clark, class of 2001, recently passed the exam for the APR (Accredited in Public Relations) credential. She is the Public Information Officer for the Trinity River Authority of Texas.
April 18, 2013
Amanda Sparling, class of 2009, is working as the director of online marketing for SourceHOV, a global BPO & KPO firm headquartered in Dallas.
April 4, 2013
Amanda Lewis Hill, class of 2006, recently passed the exam for the APR (Accredited in Public Relations) credential. She is the assistant editor of publications at the Texas Farm Bureau.
March 5, 2013
Natalie Tate, class of 2005, was promoted to assistant vice president of public relations for Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union. In this position, she is responsible for all aspects of public relations, including media relations, government relations, internal communications and social media. Natalie has been employed by RBFCU for three years and previously held the position of public relations director.
March 2, 2013
Regan Swope, class of 2011,just moved to Denver a month ago, working part time for the National MS Society and now has a full-time job as a communication specialist for Denver Public Schools, focusing on their internal employee weekly newsletter.
Jessica Dooley Gardner, class of 2007, works for a nonprofit as a writer/photographer/graphic designer. She travels around the world reporting on aid that the organization has donated. Some of the places she's been to include Tajikistan, Somalia, Kenya, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Mark Stouse , class of 1987, recently left Honeywell Aerospace, where he was the global marketing and communications VP, to return to BMC Software as the VP, Global Connect -- a contemporary rendering of traditional communications and modern engagement, combined with state of the art predictive analytics. Mark lives with his wife Debbie (BBA '93) and their two boys, Alexander and Christian, in Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Sept. 19, 2012
Amanda Sparling, class of 2009, recently joined, SourceHOV (http://www.sourcecorp.com/splash/) as the Director of Online Marketing for the newly merged companies SourceCorp and HOVServices, both publicly traded.
Aug. 31, 2012
Kelley Owens, class of 2012, is now working for the Messina Hof Winery and Resort in College Station, Texas.
July 18, 2012
Amanda Lewis Hill, class of 2006, recently completed her MBA at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the assistant editor of publications at the Texas Farm Bureau.
May 1, 2012
Amber Rice, class of 2011, recently accepted a job at Noble Strategic Partners in Austin as an account associate.
April 18, 2012
Scott Cain, Arvest Asset Management, class of 1988, Springdale, Ark., shared, "I worked as a sportswriter for 19 years after graduation, then started over in 2007, training and becoming a financial advisor...I've been a journalism has-been for a while. But if I can help J school in some way, please don't hesitate to let me know."
March 15, 2012
Alicia (Perry) Beaver , Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, class of 2006 shared, "I got married Dec. 18, 2010 to Ryan Beaver (A&M graudate and current medical school student). We moved to Fort Worth in 2011 and recently I began a new job as Executive Administrative Manager at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth."
March 8, 2012
Megan Koontz , Baylor University, class of 2008 shared, "For almost the past two years, I've worked as an event manager for the University. I never dreamed I'd be able to spend my career days, planning events, let alone for a place that I love so much. To say that working here is my dream job is an understatement. I savored my time as a student, but I'm so grateful for the opportunity to see Baylor from a different perspective--especially throughout this current, ongoing wave of growth and positive PR.
Feb. 28, 2012
Kristen Ethridge , Dell, class of 1999, shared, "After 5 years of owning my own business, I recently went back to Dell, where I spent almost 6 years. I am a member of the Global Internal Communications team, where I support initiatives related to Dell's People Strategy. I really love what I get to do each and every day on behalf of some of the greatest employees in the world."
Mari delaGarza , class of 1996, has been an assistant Sports editor, night production, at the Detroit Free Press for three years. She oversees the Sports copy desk and works at night to ensure they make deadline. She also serves as a backup day editor and Sunday section editor for the Sports department.
Feb. 27, 2012
Cortney Shedd, class of 2011, is a Staff Reporter/Photographer, Layout Designer, for The Times Tribune in Houston.
Feb. 21, 2012
Jeff Brown is the Managing editor for Baylor Magazine
Kate Williams joined M/C/C in Dallas in June as a public relations apprentice. After three months of hard work, she was promoted to Public Relations Coordinator. Today, she works on press releases, blogs and social media profiles for award-winning clients. More recently, M/C/C won a bronze ADDY award for its holiday e-card video, Snow-motion, which she was a part of. She says, "It's rewarding earning recognition from industry peers on projects produced by me and my M/C/C team!"
Feb. 20, 2012
Mandi Clark : Today was my first day as PR Specialist for Rainbow International at The Dwyer Group!
Jenna DeWitt is at MORF magazine
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