April 21, 2009


Bill Bogart has been appointed to the Board of Directors of TACA, a nonprofit organization that funds the arts in North Texas. He has served on the boards of Texas Ballet Theater, The Dallas Opera and the President’s Council of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. A managing director for JP Morgan, he and his wife, Brenda, have six children.

Regina Picone Etherton is the director of Regina P. Etherton & Associates LLC, a Chicago law firm. She was appointed to the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, selected as one of the American Trial Lawyers Association’s top 100 trial lawyers and named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list. She also was chosen by Lawdragon magazine as one of the leading lawyers in America for plaintiffs.

John Fisher, M.D., is an interventional radiologist with extensive experience in breast imaging and breast biopsy. He founded Biopsy Services in 2001, a biomedical research and device company that developed the products HydroMARK and BioSEAL. He is moving his company from Tucson to Pinellas County, FL. He has a daughter, Libby.

Harvey Solganick published an article, “Apologetics Worldviews,” in Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization (Blackwell Publications, 2009).


Ann Swisher is a new member of the Board of Directors of TACA, a nonprofit organization that supports performing arts organizations in North Texas. She serves on the President’s Advisory Council of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts and the Brinker International Forum Board of Advisors. She is married to Michael McGehee.

Kurt-Alexander Zeller was promoted to associate professor with tenure at Clayton State University in Atlanta, where he is director of opera and vocal studies. He co-authored the book What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body (Plural Publishing, 2008).


Sheron Patterson (M.Div. ’89, D.Min. ’96) was honored at the Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure Eighth Annual Kick-Off Luncheon Oct. 15, 2008

Joseph D. (Chip) Sheppard III received the President’s Award from the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association for extraordinary service to the legal profession and was a 2008 finalist for Missouri Lawyer of the Year. He is a shareholder of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown PC and practices real estate, business, securities and intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution.


Reunion: November 7, 2009
Chairs: Hal Gibbs, Chris J. Gilker and Heather Evans Gilker

Barbara Elias-Perciful, a Dallas attorney and child advocate, was honored by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division as the Distinguished Lawyer recipient of the 2009 Child Advocacy Award for her service on behalf of abused and neglected children. The prestigious award is based on an individual’s personal achievements and impact in helping abused and neglected children. She is the founder and director of Texas Loves Children, a nonprofit organization that assists lawyers, judges and others working with child protection cases.

Larry McCord is in his 23rd year of teaching college-level music. Currently at Hill College in Hillsboro, TX, he also directs the music ministry at a United Methodist church near Waco.

Christopher Braun is one of 48 new Fellows elected to membership in the American College of Environmental Lawyers as announced at the annual meeting in San Francisco Oct. 1, 2008. He has a practice with Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP in Indianapolis.


Roald Bradstock is shown throwing the javelin at a May 1985 SMU competition in a popular video posted online. Along with a full-time career in fine art, he still competes at age 46. He holds the world’s masters age group record and last year competed in a record-setting seventh Olympic trials. He stages videos on YouTube.com and sets unofficial world records for throwing such items as eggs, fish, iPods, cell phones and golf balls.


Bob Jennings is co-author of The Adversity Paradox: An Unconventional Guide to Achieving Uncommon Business Success (St. Martin’s Press, April 2009). He is president of Lean Management Inc., a consulting company focused on senior management methods and execution. He lives in Des Moines, IA.

Curt R. Roberts is a commercial pilot, currently a DC9 captain for Delta Air Lines. He has homes in St. Paul, MN, and Scottsdale, AZ.

Millie A. Sall joined the Houston office of law firm Thompson & Knight LLP in January 2009. She has 20 years of legal experience and practices corporate reorganization and creditors’ rights, corporate crisis management and restructuring.


Mary Kay Holman-Romero was married in June 2008 in Orange County, CA, in one of the first same-sex marriages in a mainline denominational church.

Fred Meisenheimer joined Atmos Energy Corporation in June 2000 as vice president and controller. His promotion to senior vice president and chief financial officer was announced Feb. 3.

Andrea Nicole Copeland Sexton wrote her first novel, Party Favors (Globe Pequot Press, 2008).


Whit Sheppard lives with his wife and young daughter in Richmond, VA. He contributed a piece to the recently released Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Golf Book.

Lilian Garcia-Roig had an exhibition in January and February at Valley House Gallery in Dallas of more than 30 “Autumn Spectacles” maximalist landscapes she painted in Texas, Florida, New Hampshire, Alabama and Washington. She is a professor at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Steve Kinderman is a member of the Air Force Band of the Rockies Brass Quintet.

John O’Reilly has appointments by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to the Palomar Airport Advisory Committee and by the Carlsbad, CA, mayor and city council to the Envision Carlsbad Citizens Committee to create a vision of Carlsbad 20 years into the future. He owns a comprehensive wealth management firm in Carlsbad.


Reunion: November 7, 2009
Chairs: Tracey E. George, Caroline Waggoner Hautt and Craig H. Yaksick

Yikwon P. Kim has worked since October 2007 as an exhibits designer/specialist for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, CA.