Mike Alexander, BSEd ’01, joined globally renowned Healy Global Relocation, a Dallas- based company, after spending nearly two decades as a celebrity trainer in Los Angeles. Alexander is the business development director of Healy Global Relocation’s entertainment division, primarily focusing on the celebrity and athlete division. “Joining the team at Healy Global Relocation allows me to stay connected to my longtime clients while also continuing to provide them the same level of service,” Alexander said. “I am thrilled for this evolution in my career and look forward to the future of Healy Global Relocation.” During his nearly 20-year tenure as a trainer, Alexander worked with several celebrities, including training Jessica Simpson for her role in Dukes of Hazzard. Other clients include Kristin Chenoweth, Emelia Clarke, Kristin Cavallari, Evan Peters and Eve Hewson.
Amy Wolf, MAcc ’00 and Geoff Wolf, BA ’99, of Cypress, TX, established the Geoff and Amy Wolf Endowed Scholarship Fund in Graduate Accounting. This fund supports graduate-level accounting students in their final year of study to ensure they have resources to obtain a master’s degree.
Charles B. “Trey” Hagins III, BBA ’00, MBA ’07, was named managing director of development for the Hankamer School of Business. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Liz Cox Hagins, BSE ’00, who is an English teacher and department chair at Midway Middle School in Hewitt, TX. They live in McGregor, TX, and have two children: Robert and Kate. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Tito Madrazo, BA ’01, MA ’03, published Predicadores: Hispanic Preaching and Immigrant Identity through the Baylor University Press. In the book, Madrazo explores the sermons of Hispanic protestant preachers within the context of their individual and communal journeys.
Andrew Cunningham, BBA ’02, was promoted to senior vice president at PlainsCapital Bank’s private bank in Lubbock, TX. He has been with PlainsCapital Bank for five years and has 15 years of financial services experience. Cunningham received an MBA with a concentration in finance from Texas Tech University. He is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and a chartered financial consultant (ChFC). Contact at email@example.com.
Nora Frost, BA ’02, was named public information director for the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning. She is in charge of communication for the nation’s largest urban planning department, which serves 4 million residents by promoting sustainable and equitable city planning initiatives in the city’s diverse communities. This is a particularly important role for the economic recovery and transformative planning of Los Angeles. Frost was a journalism and Spanish dual major at Baylor and earned a master’s degree in Spanish from Middlebury College in Spain.
Kelly Fleming-Brooks, BS ’03, develops and leads the sustainability division as director of project management for Realterm, a real estate operator headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland. Realterm honored Fleming-Brooks on International Women’s Day by celebrating her career and her new role with the company. Fleming-Brooks attended Baylor on a softball scholarship and earned a Master of Public Administration in 2016 from Ashford University, which became the University of Arizona Global Campus in 2021.
Courtney Gahm-Oldham, BBA ’03, is a member of the Houston office of Frost Brown Todd LLC, one of the nation’s largest law firms. Her colleagues selected Gahm-Oldham as a Houstonia magazine “Top Lawyer” for construction law in 2020.
Pablo “Daniel” Rodriguez, EdD ’03, and Yolanda Reyna, EdD ’08, authored Stepping Stones to Student Success: A COVID-19 Resource Manual. The resource manual, available in English and Spanish, is designed to provide information on tuition assistance, community resources, mental health assistance and other basic needs to students attending two-year colleges in Texas and their families. Daniel and Yolanda are education professors at Palo Alto College in San Antonio. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ann H. Le, BS ’04, completed her Doctorate of Education in educational leadership at Sam Houston State University. Her research is titled Principal Leadership in Special Education Programming: Qualitative Case Study to Fostering Inclusive Practices.
J.T. Snipes, BA ’04, published Remixed and Reimagined: Innovations in Religion, Spirituality, (Inter)Faith, his first co-edited volume, which explores theoretical innovations and personal narratives related to the study of religion and spirituality in higher education. The volume is available through publisher Myers Educational Press and Amazon. The book’s green and gold cover is a tribute to his alma mater.
Mimi Perreault, BA ’05, PhD, and her husband Greg Perreault, PhD, and children Evangeline, 9, Margery, 6, Kyrie Caroline, 4, and William, 2, spent the spring semester in Vienna as Greg was on a Fulbright Award there. Earlier this year, they stopped by Baylor to take photos near Pat Neff Hall. Mimi and Greg also authored Journalists on COVID Journalism: Communication Media Ecology of Pandemic Reporting, an article published in American Behavioral Scientist. The article examines the communication ecology of pandemic reporting during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact at email@example.com.
Kirby A. Jennings Key, BSN ’06, and Rob Key of Dallas, established the Kirby A. Jennings Key and Rob Key Endowed Scholarship in Nursing. This scholarship is part of the Hord Challenge Program and supports Baylor nursing students.
Tarra Thomas Sharp, BBA ’06, launched the investment fund JHMacon Capital to locate, buy and operate a small business-to-business services business. She is excited to pursue her entrepreneur dream and buy a great company. JHMacon is named in honor of her third great-grandparents John and Hattie Maco, her family’s first business owners. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erik Speer, MBA ’07, and Zoe Speer of Kennesaw, GA, established the Bright Light Endowed Scholarship Fund in Memory of Blythe Madelynne Speer. The scholarship is part of the Hord Challenge Program and honors the memory of their daughter. The head of Blythe’s school said: “There are some who bring light so bright for the world that even after they have gone, the light remains.” This scholarship pays a lasting tribute to her bright light.
Trey Duck, BA ’08, JD ’12, became a partner at Austin- based law firm Nix Patterson LLP. He joined Nix Patterson immediately after graduating from Baylor Law School. The firm was founded by Harold Nix, LLB ’65, and has enjoyed immense success with a roster of mostly Baylor lawyers. Since joining the firm, Duck has represented an array of clients in high-profile litigation and trials throughout the U.S. He is married to Lillyan Baker Duck, BA ’10. Their son Hooper is named after Trey’s grandfather Russell Hooper Dilday, BA ’52. Contact at email@example.com.
Angela E. Pool-Funai, MPPA ’08, DPA, was named dean of the Fort Hays State University Graduate School. Previously, she was director of the Master of Public Administration program at Southern Utah University.
Taylor Lyons Mohr, BA ’09, JD ’12, became board certified in family law in 2019, an accomplishment that 1 percent of Texas lawyers have achieved. She was named a Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star” each year from 2017 to 2021 and a D Magazine “Best Lawyer Under 40” in 2020. Mohr is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. In January 2020, she launched Mohr Law Group, a modern, innovative firm in Dallas-Fort Worth, where she and her associate attorneys practice family law, estate planning and probate/trust administration. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Vu, BS ’11, and his wife Ann Vu, ABC, celebrated their five-year wedding anniversary Jan. 2. Ann is currently in Baylor’s online MBA program. They are excited for December when Ann graduates and transitions from Alumni by Choice to Baylor Alumni.
Amanda June McLachlan, BA ’12, and Nathaniel Grey Jones married Nov. 7, 2020, at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The date held significance for the bride, whose parents Donald McLachlan, BA ’78, JD ’79, and Iva Wolf, BA ’78, JD ’80, were engaged Nov. 7, 1980, in the Alexander Drawing Room on the first floor of Alexander Residence Hall during Baylor Homecoming. The bride’s father performed the ceremony. Nathaniel is a physician assistant for cardiac surgery throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, and Amanda is director of marketing and events for Philanthropy Southwest. They reside in Dallas.
Miranda Leddy, BA ’12, MA ’14, and Steven Scire married Dec. 11, 2020, in Fredericksburg, TX. They reside in Prosper, TX. Miranda is a child development and early education doctoral candidate at Texas Woman’s University.
Andrew Valencia, BA ’12, JD ’16, is a litigation associate at Ballard Spahr LLP. He was accepted into the Downtown Denver Partnership’s 2021 leadership program, which educates participants about the economic importance of downtown Denver and engages them in the creation of the area’s future. Participants represent a cross-section of metro-area employees as well as public, private and nonprofit employers who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the community, a passion for downtown Denver and an interest in building their leadership skills.
Allison Hatfield Beard, BA ’13, and Duncan Beard, BA ’15, of Houston established the Beard Family Golden Wave Band Endowed Fund to support the Golden Girls program. Allison was a Golden Girls feature twirler during her time at Baylor.
Bryon Wayne Caponera, BBA ’15, MAcc ’16, and Rachel Caponera married March 20.
Caleb Clark, BFA ’15, and Emily Roberson, BA ’14, married Feb. 28 in Austin. They met as Baylor freshmen while rehearsing for All University Sing.
Bree Schrader, BS ’15, MS ’16, and Isaac Forrester, BS ’15, MA ’16, married June 1, 2019. They reside in Houston with their dog Scout. They are loved dearly by friends and family near and far.
Dr. Andrea Schlosser, BBA ’16, graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. She was accepted into a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Kevin J. Burns, PhD ’17, published William Howard Taft’s Constitutional Progressivism (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, April 2021). Contact at
Kayle Schmidt Harris, BS ’17, and Clint Harris, BBA ’17, MAcc ’18, married Sept. 26, 2020, in Mansfield, TX. They met while working on homecoming floats during their junior year. The couple resides in Dallas, where Kayle works in human resources and Clint works in public accounting.
Brant R. Meredith, BS ’17, earned NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Trailblazer Award in February for his contributions to the Exploration Ground Systems team at Kennedy Space Center and outstanding support to NASA’s human spaceflight mission. Brant has been a handling and mechanical engineer for Jacobs Engineering since July 2017.
Victoria Rose, BA ’17, earned a Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment in May. She is the daughter of Richard Rose, BBA ’84, and Lori Rose. Victoria’s parents are proud of her accomplishments and wish her the very best as she moves into the workforce.
Alyssa Alaniz, BS ’18, and Seth Emig, BS ’19, married Nov. 20, 2020, in Houston, where they live. Seth is a research and development engineer at an oil and gas service company, and Alyssa is a biomedical sciences PhD candidate at Baylor College of Medicine.
Evan Cross, BS ’18, and Jackie Borok, BA ’17, were married Aug. 29, 2020, in McMinnville, OR. Jackie graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in June, and Evan begins his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Washington in September.
Kailey Davis, BA ’20, graduated early, summa cum laude, University Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, and is interning at Heal the City in Amarillo, TX. She was awarded the U.S. Navy Health Professions Scholarship and commissioned into the Navy in March. Davis will attend Saint Louis University School of Medicine this fall.
Megan Hummel, BBA ’18, MAcc ’18, and Matt Moore, BBA ’19, MTax ’19, married Nov. 8, 2020, in McKinney, TX. They now live in Denver. Contact at email@example.com.
BrenShavia Jordan, BA ’20, is grateful for her time at Baylor, which she believes prepared for life after college and to be successful in her career. Jordan is a news reporter at Waco’s KWKT Fox 44. She was a part of Baylor’s journalism program and a reporter with Lariat TV News, and she is grateful for the support she received from the faculty and the many mentors who helped guide her. Special thanks to on-campus student media director Bruce Gietzen, who she shared her future goals with and who helped make them a reality. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaylee King, BA ’18, MS ’19, and Caleb Ray, BA ’18, married in a family ceremony in March 2020 and held a wedding celebration Jan. 23, 2021. They met at Harris Creek Baptist Church as Baylor sophomores. Kaylee was Baylor’s 2019 Homecoming Queen. Caleb is a police officer, and Kaylee is a speech-language pathologist. They live in Aubrey, TX, with their precious dog Ellie Mae.
Alexander Patterson, BA ’18, and Casey Gardner, BS ’20, married March 20 in Fort Worth. They met while at Baylor. The couple currently resides in Fort Worth, where Casey is a doctoral candidate and Alexander teaches.
Daniel Trejo-Serrano, MBA ’20, was promoted to content producer for ESPN’s Outside the Lines. He has been a tireless contributor for ESPN’s international production team, using his natural curiosity to consistently develop his skills and content. Trejo-Serrano helped lead the company-wide efforts for ESPN Deportes’ 15th anniversary campaign, and he has segment produced for international shows such as SportsCenter, Jorge Ramos y Su Banda and Futbol Picante. His diverse array of experience also includes field producing and overseeing production management of large-scale events, including the 2018 and 2019 UEFA Champions League Finals and six Super Bowls.
Christina Bottenfield, BBA ’20, MAcc ’20, and Jonathan Keen, BBA ’20, married April 18, 2020, in a small family ceremony in Belton, TX. The couple met during 2016 Welcome Week, and their first date was to a Baylor Women’s Basketball game during their sophomore year. They now live in Phoenix, where Christina is a capital analyst and Jonathan is a finance doctoral candidate at Arizona State University.
Claire Hudson Brown, BS ’20 and William Brown, BA ’18, MST ’20, married Dec. 12, 2020, in Wharton, TX. The couple met through Baylor Crew in 2016 and currently live in Houston. Claire is a kindergarten teacher, and William works in state and local tax at KPMG.