Doug Myers, BBA ’80, is senior vice president and the market manager for Associated Bank’s wealth management line of business in Chicago. This includes private banking, investment management, personal trust, retirement plan services and retail brokerage. Myers and his wife Missy recently established an endowed scholarship for the support of students enrolled in the Hankamer School of Business. Doug serves on the Hankamer Business School Advisory Board. Contact at douglaswmyers@gmail.com.

Lisa Lowry Schwartz, BA ’80, was selected to an unprecedented fourth term as chair of the Spring Branch [TX] Independent School District’s Education Foundation. Schwartz is also co-owner of the Houston/International Office of Balfour Publishing. Contact at 13303 Pebblebrook Dr., Houston, TX 77079 or lisaleeschwartz@comcast.net.

Michael K. Branyon, BBA ’81, JD ’83, was included in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

James M. Dow, BA ’81, was selected by the research team at Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers and the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Jon W. Williamson, BA ’82, DDS ’88, received the 2019-20 Leeanna H. Bartlett Preceptor of the Year Award from the Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. Williamson has practiced in Cedar Hill, TX, for more than 32 years.

Tim Smith, BBA ’83, received the 2019 Linda Ketner Founder’s Award in recognition of his community advocacy efforts in the greater Charleston, SC, area. Contact at 45 Pendleton St., Charleston, SC 29403 or trumansmith@yahoo.com.

Larry Leahy, MHA ’84, was selected to the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Hall of Fame. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the formal induction ceremony for 2020 honorees will be held in 2021.

Ben Jared, BBA ’85, and Amy Shaw Jared, BS ’88, of Dallas created the Amy Shaw Jared and Ben Jared Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund in Memory of Kelton Jared, a Hord Challenge Scholarship, in memory of their son.

Greg Funderburk, BA ’87, published his first novel, The Mourning Wave. Funderburk is an attorney and minister for pastoral care at South Main Baptist Church in Houston, where he lives with his wife Kelly and their sons Hank and Charlie. Contact Greg at greg@smbc.org or learn more about the book at

Mary Joe Toy, BSN ’87, is the deputy assistant inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General (VAOIG), Office of Healthcare Inspections. Toy was appointed to this senior executive service level position Sept. 29, 2019, and leads the VAOIG’s cyclical evaluations of Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) oversight. This includes inspections of care provided by healthcare staff in the VA’s more than 1,200 healthcare facilities and clinics and evaluations of community care efforts and issues.

Lee Mulcahy, BA ’88, had paintings exhibited in September’s Political Discord at Gallery Las Lagunas in Laguna Beach, CA, and at the virtual online group exhibition Art by Taurean National Art Tour in late 2020. Mulcahy’s gallery and studio are located in Aspen, CO, across from Aspen’s Buttermilk Ski Resort, where he exhibits international and local artists. Contact at 53 Forge Road, Aspen, CO 29403 or leemulcahyphd@gmail.com

Michael J. Baldwin, BA ’89, was selected by the team at Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers.

David Stringfield, BBA ’89, and Tracy Stringfield, BA ’89, of Dallas created the David and Tracy Stringfield Family Endowed Scholarship Fund in Biology. This scholarship supports students pursuing a degree in biology.