1980s

Mike Warren, BS ’80, retired this spring after 40 years of teaching and coaching. He worked at schools in the following Texas independent school districts: Aldine, Birdville, Anson, Sudan, Lubbock and Big Spring. Contact at mikewarren1980@gmail.com.

The Manny E. and Deborah M. Ruiz Endowed Scholarship Fund in Truett Seminary was established by Manny E., BBA ’81, and Deborah M. Ruiz of San Antonio. This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in the Truett Seminary San Antonio campus. 

John C. Wocher, MHA ’82, retired from the U.S. Navy as a medical service corps officer in 1991 and joined the Kameda Medical Center that same year. Wocher was chief operating officer and executive vice president from 1991 to 2020. He resides in Japan with his wife Midori, two children and five grandchildren. While serving at the Kameda Medical Center in Japan, he worked as an independent contractor for Joint Commission International. “Go Navy, and go Bears,” Wocher writes. Contact at Amatsu 85, Kamogawa City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan 299-5503.

Teresa Ann Lopez, BBA ’84, of Lakewood, CO, established the Dr. Cesar A. Lopez, Col. USA MC (Ret) Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund in memory of her father. This scholarship will be awarded to first-generation college students who are participating in Baylor’s First in Line program.

Caleb McCaleb, BBA ’84, was inducted into the Edmond [OK] Public Schools Hall of Fame in June. Contact at caleb@mccalebhomes.com.

Dr. David Tillman, BA ’84, was reappointed as presiding officer of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners by Gov. Greg Abbott and will serve through 2021. He was also elected as the Texas trustee of the Academy of General Dentistry and will serve in that capacity through 2022. Tillman lives with his wife Julie in Aledo, TX, and has a general dentistry practice in downtown Fort Worth.

Barbara Britton, BS ’86, finished her seventh book, Until June, which was released by Pelican Book Group in June. This historical novel varies from her usual biblical fiction. Until June is based on a true story Britton heard while on an Alaskan cruise excursion: A seamstress takes care of a World War I amputee in a remote Alaskan lodge, and there is enough friction to melt a glacier.

Dr. Gerardeen Santiago, BS ’87, celebrates the fourth anniversary of the founding of Aionios Books, a small press in Carlsbad, CA, committed to publishing and shepherding the works of debut and fledgling novelists. Contact at publisher@aioniosbooks.com.

Aimee Ingham Kasprzyk, BS ’88, was named Corsicana [TX] ISD Director of Fine Arts and University Interscholastic League (UIL) Academics in June. She returns home to Cosicana ISD after a 32-year career teaching various fine arts, coaching UIL speaking events, directing educational theatre in various districts, and coordinating UIL Academics. She is excited to tackle this new educational administrative challenge. Kasprzyk brings with her numerous awards and affiliations, including the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award and Texas Speech Communication Association (TSCA) Secondary Educator of the Year. She is also TSCA Vice President, on the Texas Theatre Adjudicators and Officials Board Standards and Practices Committee, and a member of the UIL One Act Play Advisory Committee. Kasprzyk received a Master of Arts in educational theatre at the University of Houston in 2017. She is eager to make a difference in the lives of Corsicana ISD educators, students and staff.

Curtis N. Price, BA ’89, was named command chaplain for the U.S. Department of Defense Southern Command in Doral, FL. Price is a captain in the U.S. Navy, in which he has served for more than 30 years. His wife Colleen graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX. They are the proud parents of three children and grandparents of four grandchildren. Contact at 5542 NW 112th Court, Doral, FL 33178 or cyberchaplain@live.com.