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Rose Cardarelli, MHA ’90, a former U.S. Army Medical Service Corps officer and former senior civil servant at the National Defense University, was the first professor of human security at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. There, she conducted a variety of education programs to residents of more than three dozen countries, including Jordan, Algeria and Thailand. Her humanitarian work has taken her to Turkey, Greece and Nigeria. Rose is founder and CEO of the Education for All Coalition (EFAC), a nongovernmental organization dedicated to creating and bridging educational opportunities for youth, especially refugees. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) Nongovernmental Organization Office and as a member of the Executive Council of the International Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi. Contact at P.O. Box 1807, Edgewater, MD 21037 or rosecardarelli@msn.com.

Christopher Derden, BBA ’90, was appointed litigation practice group leader in the Houston office of Adams and Reese. Derden has a national litigation practice focusing particularly on the defense of mass tort, environmental, toxic tort and product liability matters.

Odessa, TX, neurosurgeon John Dorman, BS ’90, developed a surgical navigation app called Circinus for spine surgery. Having learned programming about four years ago, Dorman developed a hobby of writing programs. He has used the app in more than 100 cases and recently received a patent. The next step is FDA approval.

Judge Holly Fox, BA ’90, was selected by the Denton [TX] City Council as the city’s municipal court judge, following 14 years as a Denton County magistrate, an associate judge and magistrate for Lewisville for 14 years, among other responsibilities. Fox also previously worked as a special agent with the FBI in the New York field office, an assistant criminal district attorney and a criminal defense attorney.

Paula S. Voyles, BA ’90, joined SMU as assistant vice president for school and project development in September 2018.

David Thompson, BBA ’91, JD ’93, of Austin is president and CEO of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS). He oversaw the Jan. 1, 2018, merger of two agencies­ — Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services of Missouri and Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services of Texas and Louisiana. The new PCHAS has an annual budget of approximately $28 million and a combined staff of 350 employees. Last year, the organization served approximately 5,000 children and families through 12 programs in Missouri, Texas and Louisiana.  

Brad Rinklin, BBA ’93, is chief marketing officer for Carbon Black, a leader in next-generation endpoint security delivered via the cloud and based in Waltham, MA. Rinklin has more than 20 years of experience in B2B technology and cyber security marketing.

Scot Ganow, BA ’94, an attorney at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, made the Ohio Rising Stars 2019 list. Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. Ganow is co-chair of the firm’s privacy and data security practice. 

Ross Purdy, BA ’94, MSEd ’08, and Meredith McMillian, BBA ’01, were married Dec. 22, 2018, at Houston Ecclesia Westside campus. The wedding was officiated by Pastor Chris Seay, ’94. Three generations of Baylor Bears were in attendance. Contact at 12031 Naughton St., Houston, TX 77024 or bpurdy2@me.com.

Leticia Reinke, BA ’94, is director of athletic development at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. In the newly created position, Reinke raises money for UTPB athletics through endowments, capital campaigns and special events. Her husband Brian is the UTPB baseball coach.

Derek Johnston, BBA ’95, joined Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management office in Tulsa, OK, as senior vice president, financial advisor. Johnston has been in the financial services industry nearly 23 years. He works primarily with high net-worth families and their family offices to create financial plans. He also implements and monitors these plans for foundations, endowments and institutions with unique needs.  

Jeffrey S. Moore, BS ’95, and Kristine E. Moore, BS ’95, are excited to announce the addition of four children to their family through adoption from Peru in 2017. The Moores reside in Aurora, CO, with their five children. Jeffrey wrote We Believed to chronicle their 10-year faith journey leading to the adoption, and to encourage others in their journey of life. Jeffrey is available to speak to groups about his experiences. Find out more at WeBelievedBook.com.

Sarah Arendas, BA ’96, began the process of becoming a police officer in January 2018. She now works with Georgetown [TX] Police Department and is “loving every minute of it,” she says.

Daniel Williamson, BBA ’98, PhD ’05, and Jennifer Nivin Williamson, MSEd ’98, PhD ’05, were honored by the European Branch of the American Counseling Association in Budapest, Hungary.  Dan was honored as the Department Chair of the Year for 2017, and Jen was honored as Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor of the Year for 2017. They were also honored by the Kentucky Counseling Association with the Daya Sandhu Award for Research and Innovation in Louisville in November 2018. Both are professors in the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Department of Professional Counseling; Daniel is department chair.