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Reunion: October 23, 2010
Chairs: Ryan McMonagle, Sarah Monning


Taylor Lothliam married Brett Ritter May 17, 2009, in Hanalei, Kauai. They work for Deloitte and live in Atlanta, GA.

Laura Willmann Mason is a shareholder in the corporate and securities practice group of Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison and Tate Inc. She is one of San Antonio’s Forty Under 40 for 2009, a Texas Rising Star for the seventh year in Law & Politics and Texas Monthly, recipient of the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association and the Belva Lockwood Outstanding Young Lawyer from the Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation.

Cara Lucia Rizza and her husband, Michael, welcomed their second child, Giovanni, Dec. 22, 2009.

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Kelli Ahearn Hale and Nathan Hale ‘00 recently celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Keaton.

Kristen Holland Shear and her husband, Dr. Mark F. Shear, welcomed Cora Ann, Dec. 16, 2009. Daughter Savena was born in June 2007.

Tiffanie Nicole Roberson Spencer is a high school English teacher in Dallas and a hip hop dance instructor in The Colony, TX. She was recently married.

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Karla Bucio Barron and her husband, Joel, announce the birth of daughter Ema Marie Nov. 3, 2009

Jules Brenner was elected a partner at Strasburger & Price LLP Jan. 1, 2010, representing small and mid-size private businesses in industries such as technology and oil and gas exploration and development.

Adam Walterscheid and Jeff Henderson ‘03 are partners in Pony Xpress Printing in Dallas, begun in 2003 in a garage-size warehouse. With revenue of $2.5 million last year, the screen-printing company is big in sports T-shirts but mostly prints fashion apparel and corporate promotional goods.

The Rev. Michael W. Waters (M.Div. ‘06) and his wife, Yulise Reaves Waters (‘02, J.D. ‘08), announce the birth of their daughter, Hope Yulise, Oct. 15, 2009. She joins brother Michael Jeremiah, 3.

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Mariano Legaz was named vice president for strategic sourcing and purchase-to-pay systems at Verizon, overseeing U.S. purchasing and limited international sourcing activities at more than $35 billion annually. He lives with his wife and three children in New Jersey and enjoys marathon running.

Gianna M. Ravenscroft was promoted Jan. 1, 2010, from associate to counsel at the international law firm WilmerHale, which she joined in 2005. She is in the firm’s regulatory and government affairs department in the Washington, D.C., office.

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Nathan Brinkley announces the birth of his son, Nolan LaFate, Sept. 8, 2009.

Chelsea Cannell was selected to host the daily That Morning Show on E! Entertainment. Although the show ended in November, she looks forward to her next opportunity.

Cecile (CeCe) Villere Colhoun married Trevor Lindsay Colhoun in April 2008, and they welcomed a son, Trevor Lindsay Jr., in March 2010.

J. Brandon Hancock launched Texas-based GreenShoots Real Estate in October 2009. As president he oversees the company’s development, acquisition and consulting activities focused on urban renewal, using new technologies to reduce consumption of resources.

Aubrey Knappenberger works at Comedy Central in California as a sales planner for the digital advertising team.

Leanne Lindgren (M.T.S. ‘09) and Jarrod Johnston ‘08 were married July 4, 2009. They live in Slidell, LA.

Adriana Jaen Millares married fellow Miami native Javier Millares in 2009. She works as registrar at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida.

Blake C. Norvell has published three scholarly articles: “The Constitution and the NSA Warrantless Wiretapping Program” (2009) in the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, “The Modern First Amendment and Copyright Law” (2009) in the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal and “Business Regulatory Lessons Learned from Amusement Park Safety Concerns” (2008) in the Temple Journal of Science, Technology, and Environmental Law. He received his J.D. degree in 2007 from the UCLA School of Law.

Robert Richardson Jr. attended driving school at the Texas Motor Speedway and graduated to the Daytona International Speedway and the Daytona 500 Feb. 14, 2010. He was one of 43 drivers who qualified for what is billed as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ biggest, richest and most prestigious event.

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Reunion: October 23, 2010
Chairs: Andrew J. Baker, Leslie A. Parks


Lindsay Daye Barbee (J.D. ‘08) joined the Dallas office of family law firm McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing LLP as associate, focusing her practice on custody and complex property cases.

Kim DeBlance married Eric Davidson May 9, 2009, in Houston. She will receive an M.B.A. degree from Emory University in May 2010. They live in Atlanta, and both work for AT&T.

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Justin D. Webb was recently commissioned an officer in the U.S. Navy after completing Officer Candidate School at Newport, RI. For 13 weeks he received extensive instruction in leadership, navigation, ship handling, engineering, naval warfare and management and completed a demanding daily physical fitness program.

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Pavielle Chriss has been promoted to the position of assistant director of Student Success Programs at SMU. In her new role, she works with Assistant Provost Tony Tillman in providing support for two new initiatives of the Office of the Provost: the Mustang Scholars and the Fall Academic Bridge Program. Chriss will assist in coordinating academic support services and resources for students in these programs. Since 2007 she has worked in SMU’ Office of Undergraduate Admission, and most recently, was senior admission counselor and coordinator of diversity initiatives.

Jonathan E. Hawks is employed by Warner Brothers International Home Entertainment in Burbank, CA.

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Richard Carrere has begun a career in the automotive business, working for Carl Sewell ‘66 as a sales associate at Sewell Village Cadillac in Dallas.

Lee Helms is company manager for the off-Broadway Theatre for a New Audience.

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Scott Gleeson is an artist and curator in Dallas selected for the year-long Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship presented by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. He will have the opportunity for mentorship with art world luminaries.

Kristin Schutz works at Dallas-based Soap Hope, a company owned and founded by former SMU students Salah Boukadoum and Craig Tiritilli (B.B.A. ‘89, M.B.A. ‘94), which sells all-natural boutique body care brands and invests 100 percent of profits in lending funds to support women entrepreneurs locally and globally.

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    Martinella Dryburgh May 27, 2010

    Martinella McDonald Dryburgh (M.L.A. ’05) has earned a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas. She and her husband Jordan (M.B.A. ’05) live in Dallas with their twin girls.

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