Gary Don Johnson, ’80, of Mesquite, TX, was inducted into Tyler [TX] ISD’s 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame class recognized at a ceremony Sept. 8 in Tyler.
David Bolen, BBA ’81, of Katy, TX, retired as general auditor of ConocoPhillips in August after 37 years with the company in a wide variety of finance and leadership roles. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roland Garcia, BBA ’81, of Houston was appointed as vice chairman of the Harris County Hospital District Foundation. He was also honorary chair of the Houston Arts Alliance Gala. Garcia is a principal shareholder of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP. Contact at email@example.com.
Catherine Gilkey, BSEd ’81, completed a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies - Sustainability at the University of Texas at Arlington. She teaches middle school science for Harmony Public Schools in Austin and was voted Teacher of the Year at her campus this spring. She also does contract work with Vandelay Education, which provides vocational training for medical and dental assistants. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim Knight Dixon, BSEd ’82, is the principal of Madison [FL] County Central School. She has 18 years of experience as a school administrator and most recently was principal of Germantown [NC] Elementary School.
Susan Shuffield Elliott, BA ’82, earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health from Fairfield University in Connecticut and is a National Certified Counselor. She set up her psychotherapy private practice in Darien, CT. In her business, Hope Within LLC, Elliott also is a Grief Recovery Method® Specialist. She sees clients—individuals and groups—and works on her licensure. Her website is susan-s-elliott.com.
State Sen. Larry Taylor, BBA ’82, of Friendswood, TX, was appointed as chairman of a nine-member Senate select committee to address school violence and school security in Texas. Taylor owns Truman Taylor Insurance Agency and served five terms in the Texas House of Representatives.
Buddy, BBA ’82, MBA ’83, and Holly Robinson Young, BA ’84, have a new address. “We love to hear from the Baylor family and friends, so drop us an email or letter and let us know whenever you are in NYC!” Holly writes. Contact at 20 W. 86th St., Apt 2A, New York, NY 10024, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew W. Stevens, BA ’83, received his Doctor of Ministry from North Greenville University, where he was promoted to assistant professor of mass communication. His areas of instruction include video production, media industry, digital media production, media ministry, speech and interpersonal communication. His dissertation title is The Greenhouse Effect: Building a Culture that Develops Disciples as Leaders in the Mass Communication Department at North Greenville University, Tigerville, South Carolina. He is also a sports producer and a sports videographer. Stevens and his family live in the Greenville area. Contact at email@example.com.
Dr. Monica Frazier Anderson, BA ’84, of Grand Prairie, TX, was selected to participate in the American Dental Association’s 2017-2018 Institute for Diversity in Leadership (IDL) program in Chicago. Only 200 dentists have been chosen to participate since the program started in 2003. Class sessions are led by faculty from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sherry Ashley, BA ’84, joined the Houston Trust Company as vice president of trust administration. Ashley began her trust career at River Oaks Bank & Trust before moving to Salient Trust Co. LTA, where she worked in trust administration, most recently as senior trust officer.
Rick Jackson, BA ’84, of North Richland Hills, TX, is head football coach at Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy and led the team to a state championship in 2017. Over the past three years, the team is 32-8 with an additional appearance in the state championship and three undefeated district schedules since Jackson became head coach. Previously, he served as the team’s defensive coordinator. Contact at email@example.com.
Becky Flanders Edwards, BFA ’85, of Euless, TX, owns a small group tour company, Two Dog Travel (twodogtravel.com), specializing in getting off the normal tourist path in order to experience the local culture and cuisine. She has more than a decade of experience leading small group tours and creating private tours for families or groups.
Paige King, BBA ’85, returned to Dallas to become the assistant dean of enrollment services at Dallas Theological Seminary. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John C. Martin, BBA ’85, of El Paso is the 104th president of the Texas Land Title Association, a statewide trade industry group. Having served in various management roles with Stewart Title since 1985, Martin founded Lone Star Title of El Paso in 1999. He owns and leads several title agencies in New Mexico and West Texas. Contact at email@example.com.
Joey Beckham, BBA ’86, of Katy, TX, published Hurricane Harvey: Rescue to Restoration, which recounts his experience in the most devastating Texas hurricane in more than a century. During Harvey, Beckham assisted in rescues, organized rescue efforts, helped set up a shelter, developed extraction points for over 600 flood victims, facilitated the hosting of hundreds of first responders and worked with his church to clean up more than 100 homes. The book includes leadership lessons Beckham learned during Harvey. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andy Cullen, BBA ’86, was promoted to district manager of the Oklahoma City office of Insperity Inc., a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions. He directs the company’s sales efforts in the Oklahoma region.
Hudson La Force III, BA ’86, is now CEO of New York Stock Exchange-listed W.R. Grace & Co., a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals and materials. Grace has annual sales of $2 billion and operates in more than 40 countries. Previously, La Force was president and chief operating officer (COO). He also served as COO and senior counselor to the U.S. Department of Education Secretary and worked for Dell Inc.
Col. Jimmie “Pat” Brooks, BBA ’87, retired as vice commander of the 908th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. Brooks served in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves for 30 years, serving in operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom. In his civilian occupation, he is an international first officer with Delta Airlines.
Beatrice Villareal, BSEd ’87, is a teacher in her hometown of Somerset, TX. She was featured in a July 20 news story on ABC affiliate KSAT-TV for being a pillar of her community.
Dr. John E. Delzell Jr., BA ’89, was named to the Georgia Board for Physicians Workforce by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. Delzell is the vice president for medical education and the designated institutional officer for the Northeast Georgia Health System.
Geoff Moore BS ’89, MBA ’90, is president and chief operating officer of Envy Gaming, a Dallas-based organization that has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful esports groups. Moore, a 25-year veteran in sports marketing and engaging fan experiences, was a partner at LOGE Capital Partners, a joint venture with HKS Sports & Entertainment. He spent 18 years with the Dallas Stars Hockey Club, with which he was the first official employee in 1993.
Matt Schoenfeld, BA ’89, qualified for the VALIC Financial Advisors Top Advisor conference for the second consecutive year. VALIC is based in Houston and has more than 1,400 financial advisors nationwide. Schoenfeld recently joined a Kansas City, KS, financial planning partnership that specializes in retirement planning for medical professionals. Contact at email@example.com