April F. Robbins, JD ’90, joined Cantey Hanger as a partner in the litigation section. Robbins has practiced insurance defense litigation for more than 30 years. She represents clients in personal injury, premises liability, products liability, subrogation, general tort liability, employment, construction defects and commercial litigation. She has successfully handled numerous lawsuits representing individuals, product manufacturers, pilots, aircraft leasing companies, aviation instructors, mobile home industry and commercial businesses. In addition, she has represented domestic and international insurers, including underwriters participating in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market. She handles first-party and third-party insurance claims and coverage issues. Robbins also is a qualified mediator in the State of Texas. In the community, she has volunteered with Legacy Boxer Rescue and is a guitarist with her church’s praise team.
James Gregory Schwartz, BA ’90, was promoted to director of chaplaincy at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, TX. He’s served as a chaplain there for 25 years.
The John Cheng Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by KOT and Baylor Friends of Dr. John Cheng, BA ’91, in celebration of his heroism and courage, as well as his professional accomplishments. This scholarship supports students enrolled in the pre-medicine program.
Conrad Quintyn, BA ’91, authored Biotechnology: Scientific Advancement versus Public Safety [World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, 2022] in which he argued biotechnology is used today to prevent and repair ‘defects’ in all humans has ushered in the age of the new eugenics. Additionally, he considered whether genetic engineering will exacerbate social injustices and/or lead to a public safety issue.
Greg Davis, BBA ’92, through Art Center Waco, curated the art exhibition Oaxacan Gold. The exhibition highlighted the beauty and uniqueness of Oaxacan culture through his ethereal photography and a stellar collection of Oaxacan folk art. Davis is a contributing photographer for National Geographic/Disney and was represented by the National Geographic Image Collection for over a decade. A fourth-generation Baylor alum, Davis credits an Art Center Waco gallery talk for inspiring his current artistic journey. He has worked his way from local festivals to international exhibitions and his works now hang in private and institutional collections worldwide. In 2016, Art Center Waco exhibited Davis’ photographs that followed the stories of individual pilgrims to the 2013 Kumbh Mela, the largest religious pilgrimage in history. Davis completed his first short documentary film, Cloth Paper Dreams, about this journey. The exhibition was well-received, and the opening celebration is still talked about today.
Jeffery D. Price, BBA ’92, was recognized by two leading finance publications. He was named to the 2022 Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors list and the 2022 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list. This is the 10th consecutive year Jeffery was named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors list and the 5th consecutive year he has been recognized on the Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list. Jeffery and his wife, Cara, live in Flower Mound, TX. Their son, Connor, BA ’20, is a graduate of Baylor and their daughter, Catherine, is currently enrolled as a junior at Baylor.
Jeff Vosburg, BBA ’92, and Shelley Vosburg, BBA ’92, of Flower Mound, TX, established the Jeff and Shelley Vosburg Family Endowed Scholarship, which supports students enrolled in Baylor University.
Doug Butler, MBA ’93, started the beautiful journey of adoption with his family five years ago along with their friends and community. They learned along the way, and are still learning today, four years after bringing their daughter home from Haiti. During their amazing journey, God gave them a tremendous desire to help others by bringing greater awareness to the need for orphan care and the adoption process. They found that many families want to adopt but do not feel they can because of the high financial costs. They also met other families eager to help children in the adoption process through prayer, giving and other types of support. In response to this calling, in 2017, they formed a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity called the Anna Cheri Foundation, in honor of the story God wrote and is continuing to write in their lives. Each year, they work to give scholarships to families who have been called to adopt in order to live out James 1:27.
Saad Ehtisham, BS ’93, earned his Doctor of Health Administration degree from Central Michigan University in May. His dissertation topic was Exploring the Relationship between Leadership Styles and Practices with Subordinates’ Job Satisfaction and Intention to Leave a Community Hospital.
Charles Golden, BA ’93, MA ’96, was recently named the new principal at Blue Valley High School in Overland Park, KS. In this role, he will continue to grow as a visible leader and share with the school community his passion for motivating students and staff. Golden has been with the Blue Valley School District since 2001 when he began his teaching career at Blue Valley North and Blue Valley Northwest high schools. He spent several years as a teacher before transitioning to an associate principal outside of the school district. He returned to Blue Valley in 2019 to work as an assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Blue Valley West.
Christopher A. King, BA ’93, performed a direct commission into the U.S. Army Reserve as a Captain in Civil Affairs (CA). He is part of a unique skill identifier created for Heritage and Preservation Officers (38G/6V), historically tied to the Monuments Men officers of WWII. He is a Certified IRB Professional (CIP) and owns his own business called Pacific Bioarcheology and Forensic Services, LLC. He lives on the island of Saipan.
Elizabeth Maddox Benton, BA ’94, was appointed dean of English and reading at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. Montgomery College is among the most diverse community colleges in the United States, serving roughly 17,000 credit and 18,000 non-credit students each year across four campuses in Montgomery County, MD. Elizabeth lives in Bethesda, MD, with her husband Robert Benton, BA ’94, and their two children.
Kevin Schweers, MSEd ’94, was named the athletic director at Bytown Christian Academy.
Mauri Greener, BS ’95, BSEd ’95, is an ESL Interventionist/Language Acquisition Specialist at Clark Middle School in Frisco ISD. She was awarded Teacher of the Year for her campus and was named Top 5 secondary teachers for the district.
Berhe Serekeberhan, BS ’95, played for Baylor Tennis from 1993 to 1994 and helped the 1995 team as a graduate assistant. Over the last 27 years, he’s owned one of the best tennis clubs in the Carolinas. His clubs offer tennis, fitness, swim, racquetball and programs for the whole family. Website is blakeneyclub.com and social media handle is @BLAKENEYclub
Allen Hightower, MM ‘97, was appointed director of the Houston Symphony Chorus, the choral unit of the Houston Symphony. Allen continues as professor of music and director of choral studies at the University of North Texas and on the music staff of Stonebriar Community Church, in Frisco, TX.
Gary Poon, BBA ’97, was named a recipient of Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs of 2021. Poon serves as Houston Humane Society’s executive director. The staff and volunteers are all grateful for his leadership and passion to end animal cruelty and the overpopulation of animals. He continues to grow and improve the organization’s programs such as humane education, providing pet resources, adoptions and maintaining a high-quality low-cost animal wellness clinic for the public.
Kris Harrison, BA ’98, is starting a new role as executive pastor of Grace Community Fellowship Church in Eugene, OR. He and his wife, Anne, BFA ’01, and family are excited to relocate after 11 years in Walla Walla, WA.
Rev. Dr. Neal Jones, MSCPsy ’98, PsyD ’00, retired as the senior minister of Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon, PA, to become a clinical psychologist at the Pisgah Institute in Asheville, NC, the largest private practice counseling center in western North Carolina. Jones sees therapy as an invitation to explore how one’s past informs one’s present, how one’s internal life (thoughts, emotions and aspirations) influences one’s external life (job, family and friendships), and how one’s perception shapes one’s reality. He works with adults who are facing relationship difficulties, life transitions, losses, past or recent traumas, questions of meaning and purpose, end-of-life decisions, depression and anxiety. He also works with couples to help them communicate with more understanding and empathy and to develop a more respectful, nurturing, trusting and trustworthy relationship.
Julie Morris, BA ’98, received her PhD in geography from the University of Kansas. Her research focus was on the influence of western Christian missions on the place of the Pokot, a people and place on the current border of Kenya and Uganda. She is now teaching geography at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City and continues her relationship in Pokot through educational and missions work as a board member of Friends of Asilong, a nonprofit serving educational needs in Pokot.
Ben Dudley, BSEd ’99, was named executive director of the national nonprofit, Free Guitars 4 Kids (FG4K). FG4K believes that every child should be able to experience both the tangible benefits and the joy of owning a musical instrument, regardless of his or her ability to purchase one. Ben lives in Portland, OR, with his wife, Jamie, BSEd ’99, and their two sons, Nolan and Griffin. FG4K.ORG
Stan Harstine, PhD ’99, authored Reading John Through Johannine Lenses [Lexington Books, 2022] in February. Harstine has taught at Friends University in Wichita, KS, for 20 years and now serves as professor of religion where he teaches biblical courses in the Gospel of John and Romans. He and his wife, Deb, are active in the First Baptist Church of Towanda, KS.
Caleb Marsh, BSEd ’99, MSEd ’01, was hired as the director of Pathway Programs and Recruitment at Belmont University’s brand new Thomas F. Frist, Jr. College of Medicine.
Andrew Morgan, BSEd ’99, was named the 2022 South Central Texas Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man of Year. The LLS names a Man and Woman of the Year following a 10-week fundraising campaign during which candidates build, develop and lead teams through various fundraising events. Andrew’s team, the Cancer Destroying Crew (CDC for short), raised $146,654 during the 10-week event. Andrew has previously raised money for LLS through its endurance training program, Team in Training. Andrew has been involved with LLS for 10 years following the 2012 death of his close friend and physical therapist assistant Bobby Fernandez. Bobby was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and died nine days following his diagnosis.