Amy Bolline, JD ’10, was elected to Husch Blackwell’s partnership. Bolline concentrates her practice on estate planning and estate and trust administration in the firm’s Dallas office.
Stephen M. Boone Jr., JD ’10, was promoted to partner at Akin Gump in Houston. Boone works on oil and gas matters as a member of the firm’s energy practice and is board certified in oil, gas and mineral law.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III, BA ’10, was the team’s nominee for the Salute to Service Award presented by USAA and the NFL. The award honors a league member who demonstrates an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community. The Robert Griffin III Foundation supports Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Luke’s Wings and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Akio Miakashi, BS ’10, joined Siegfried Group LLP as a senior associate in the Houston market after more than four years of experience at Ernst & Young (doing business as EY), where he was most recently an assurance services senior. Miakashi earned his Master of Accounting at the University of Miami.
Employment attorney Terah Moxley, JD ’10, was promoted to partner for litigation boutique Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC in Dallas. Moxley graduated from Baylor Law at the top of her class. Her work has earned her recognition on Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars listing of the top young attorneys.
Dr. Ginny Brewer-Boydston, PhD ’11, was hired in August 2018 as an assistant professor of religion in Old Testament at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. She has taught religion for a decade. Brewer-Boydston was ordained as a Baptist minister in Waco in 2016.
Kelsey Leigh Ervi, BFA ’11, was director and Christopher Llewyn Ramirez, BFA ’13, was a cast member of WaterTower Theatre’s production of The Great Distance Home at the Addison [TX] Theatre Centre during November and December 2018. Ervi is associate artistic director for WaterTower Theatre, and Ramirez is a member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company at Dallas Theater Center.
Alan J. Lombardo, MHA, MBA ’11, was named CEO of Sheltering Arms Institute, a joint venture between Sheltering Arms Hospital and Virginia Commonwealth University Health System to provide care for individuals who have survived strokes, spinal cord injuries or brain injuries and general rehabilitation for various neurological diseases and disorders. Lombardo has held clinical and leadership positions at Veterans Health Administration facilities across the country. He currently serves as acting director of the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond.
Pierce Widham, BA ’11, of St. Louis became vice president at Stratus Networks, which focuses on global wholesale fiber-optic cabling routes. He began a career in telecom in 2015 with a startup company. Widham married his wife Lydia in June 2018, when he orchestrated a surprise engagement/wedding weekend in Park City, UT. “It was a great 2018! Sic ’em!” he writes.
Melissa Windham, BA ’11, and John Michael Cavazos, BA ’12, were married May 5, 2018, in Luther, OK. Melissa is a criminalist with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations, and John is a preparator at Oklahoma State University. They reside in Edmond, OK.
Courtney Bailey Parker, MA ’12, PhD ’16, is an assistant professor of English and theater studies at Greenville University in Illinois. Shes also an actor and making a name for herself on the St. Louis theater scene as a dramaturg, a literary editor who consults with authors and edits texts. Parker has turned in memorable performances as Curley’s wife in SATE’s 2017 Of Mice and Men production and as defense attorney Cunningham in Mustard Seed Theatre’s recent staging of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Her latest role is in District Merchants at the New Jewish Theatre.
Jordan Adams, BS ’13, and Daniel Tacker, BSME ’10, were married April 7, 2018, at Stonehouse Villa in Driftwood, TX, followed by a trip to Iceland. Baylor connections included wedding party participants Rebecca Adams, BBA ’18, Carole Kim, BA ’14, Karla Medina, BSFCS ’14, and Brandon Oswald, BA ’12, plus parents and other relatives. Jordan also earned a MOT ’17 from St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin.
Kaylie Kahlich, BM ’13, soprano and resident artist of Lyric Opera of Kansas City, MO, performed Feb. 9 in the production of Lyric Opera’s Explorations Series, Mack The Knife is The Man I Love: A Weill-Gershwin Cabaret. Kahlich has sung roles for Operativo Houston and Miami Summer Music Festival, and she appears in High Fidelity Opera as part of the 2018-19 Lyric Opera season.
Will Turner, MBA ’13, was named president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center- Waxahachie [TX]. He previously worked seven years at the Baylor Scott & White-Hillcrest campus in Waco as associate director of physician services and then as director of hospital operations and interim president of the Baylor Scott & White-Carrollton [TX] campus.
Dr. Andrew Bowman, BBA ’14, joined the ophthalmology residency program at the University of Florida. Bowman completed his medical degree at University of Texas Health San Antonio and his internship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
Priscilla Escobedo, BA ’14, of Irving, TX, presented a paper titled Un vaso de agua: Water Accessibility in Early Mexican-American Neighborhoods at the Legacies Dallas History Conference in January. The paper will also be published in Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas.
Amanda Guerrero, BSFCS ’15, was honored as one of Waco ISD’s top 25 teachers of the year. Guerrero was named Outstanding Teacher for Kendrick Elementary School, where she attended school and later returned to enrich the neighborhood in which she was raised.
Barrett Pollard, EdD ’15, is acting superintendent of Gatesville [TX] Independent School District. He had served there as assistant superintendent of academics since February 2016. He previously worked for Belton [TX] ISD and Copperas Cove [TX] ISD.
Marcia Lynette Thomas, BSEd ’15, completed a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington. A middle school math teacher at Cedar Hill [TX] Collegiate Middle School, Thomas owns Inspiring Minds with Marcia, a math tutoring business. Contact at Inspiringmindswithmarcia.com.
Dylan Hoke, BA ’16, was honored as a 2018 Ignatian Law Scholar Awardee, the Loyola University New Orleans College’s highest honor for new law students.
A viral video on CBS Evening News featured of a young soldier surprising her husband, also a soldier, after returning home from deployment to Iraq; 2nd Lt. Jamie Douglas, BBA ’17, and 2nd Lt. Jordan Pruitt, BSEd ’17, received their ROTC commissions from Baylor. Jordan is training as a physical therapist at Fort Sam Houston, and Jamie is a medic who spent eight months in Iraq before returning to Fort Hood.
Emma McGrath, BSW ’17, MSW ’18, joined the Conway [AR] School District as a licensed social worker for the junior high and high school. While at Baylor, McGrath interned for Child Protective Services, working varying investigations, advocating for many children in foster care going to schools, speaking to their counselors and standing in as a parent at times. She also worked for Buckner International.
Matt Skinner, MBA ’17, was promoted to national sales manager- Western U.S. for Profile Products of Buffalo Grove, IL. Skinner joined Profile in 2016 as a market development manager/regional sales manager. He has more than 18 years of experience in consultative sales and project management in erosion control, soil remediation, geosynthetics, engineered plastics and environmental construction.
Documentary filmmaker and U.S. Navy veteran Andrew Church, MA ’18, is working on Tiny Texas, an online mini docuseries. He focuses on smaller communities with a goal to shine light on the good in communities and bring it to the public eye. Church has a wealth of experience in storytelling. His documentaries have covered the streets of small town Central Texas and sports all around the globe.
Tychanika Kimbrough, JD ’18, received the 2018 Law Student Pro Bono Award from the Texas Access to Justice Commission for demonstrating a commitment to providing legal services to low-income Texans and a passion for advocating on behalf of the underserved. Her law school volunteer work with veterans, juveniles, immigrants and clinic clients reflected more than 225 pro bono hours, none of it for course credit. Kimbrough also received Baylor Law’s Public Interest Fellow designation, the highest distinction of its kind for pro bono and community service.
Alexa Larsen, BS ’18, who received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to the United Kingdom in global health, is pursuing Master of Science in global health at the University of Southampton.
Chloe Wick, BSEd ’18, is intern for the spring semester in the office of U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady in Washington, DC. Before going to Washington, she was a kindergarten student teacher at an early childhood center, a substitute teacher at Conroe [TX] ISD and a second grade student teacher.
Jessica Wright, JD ’18, was hired as a misdemeanor prosecutor for Harrison [TX] County District Attorney’s office in Marshall, TX.