Dr. Dennis Spence, BS ’70, retired after 35 years as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Tyler, TX. He is an avid pilot, bowhunter and political commentator (health-y-politics.com). He and his wife Sabra continue to expand their business in Pagosa Springs, CO, Mountain Landing Suites and RV Park (www.mountainlanding.net). Dennis and Sabra make their home at Tailwind Airpark near Canton, TX. Contact at dennisomfs@aol.com.

The Theatre Company in Bryan, TX, named the company’s stage in honor of longtime artistic director Randy Wilson, BA ’70, MA ’90, who died last year. Wilson made it to Broadway and then went back home to Bryan to direct more than 100 musicals.

F. Wayne McWhorter, BS ’71, MBA ’73, of Marshall, TX, was appointed to the board of directors of Eagle Energy Inc. McWhorter, a former CPA and county judge in Harrison County, TX, brings more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas, banking, public accounting and real estate industries.

Dr. Robert, BA ’71, and Vickie Stateham Butler, BSN ’73, retired from 11 years of service with the International Mission Board in Southeast Asia. Previously, they served in the pastorate for 33 years in Texas, Hawai`i and New Mexico. Vickie had a long career in nursing, including medical missions in Thailand and Cambodia. The Butlers have three children and 10 grandchildren. Contact at bbutler0821@gmail.com or 10239 Jarash Pl., Albuquerque, NM 87122.

David McCollum, BA ’72, sports editor/columnist for the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway, AR, for 38 years, was the 2017 recipient of the Joe B. McGee Award by the Conway Athletic Awards Commission. He has written more than 12,500 columns and blogs and has won more than 260 writing awards.

Charlie Smith, BBA ’74, executive director of the Mount Pleasant (TX) Economic Development Corporation (EDC), retired in January. He has spent nearly 15 years leading the economic group in its goal of growing and enhancing the economy of Mount Pleasant and Titus County.

Roy L. Stacy, JD ’74, received the Morris Harrell Professionalism Award from the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism. Stacy founded the firm of Stacy Conder Allen LLP in Dallas. Contact at 901 Main St. Suite 6200, Dallas, TX 75202 or stacy@stacyconder.com.

Godfrey Sullivan, BBA ’75, was appointed to the board of directors of CrowdStrike Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. Since 2011, Sullivan has served as the chairman of the Splunk Inc. Board of Directors and was previously president and CEO of Splunk from 2008 to 2015. 

Dr. Louis Filhour, BSN ’76, CEO for Better Health for Northeast New York and senior vice president of clinical informatics for the Albany Medical Center, was included in Marquis Who’s Who. He has been on the faculty of the Albany Medical College since 2006 and has over 25 years of experience in hospital administration. He holds an MS in nursing as a cardiovascular clinical specialist from Boston College and a PhD in nursing from the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Robert Littlejohn, BS ’76, was appointed head of school for The Covenant School of Dallas. He was head of school at Trinity Academy of Raleigh, NC, for the last 12 years. Trinity was recently named a Certified Best Christian Workplace and top school by the Best Christian Workplace Institute.

Dr. J. Michael Godfrey, BMEd ’77, PhD ’05, of Robinson, TX, authored his second book, Put Stress to Work: Turning Headaches into Advantages (Thomas Noble, 2017, 266 pages). Godfrey is the creator of an award-winning mentoring program and founder of True Course, which provides coaching, training, and consulting services for executives, clergy, businesses and non-profits. He is a professional certified coach (ICF) and a Master Certified Birkman consultant, and he has more than 42 years of experience in Christian ministry.

Joseph “Joe” McDonald Poteet, BA ’78, JD ’80, of Bryan, TX, retired from practicing law after 35 years with the same firm in College Station. He served as VP of title production with University Title Company. He is a third-generation Bear, and his family is now a fifth-generation Baylor family.

Dan Ramey, BBA ’78, of Houston is president of Houston Financial Forensics, a professional services firm that focuses on risk assessments for fraud and cybersecurity, fraud investigations and remediation, managing third-party risk, internal audit, forensic accounting, and valuations. He is also an adjunct professor at University of Houston, teaching fraud examination and enterprise risk management. Contact at dan@houstonfinancialforensics.com.