Reunion: October 23, 2010
Chairs: Roman J. Kupchynsky II, Ruth Irwin Kupchynsky, David W. Long, Terri Amis Long
Melva Davis-Smith retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years and now works in the home health industry.
Henry Ross is the CEO of Aegis Health Group, a company that fosters partnerships between hospitals and local employers for workplace wellness programs.
The Rev. Dr. Jefferson S. Labala has two new publications: Through African Eyes: Biblical Parallel to African Religion and Culture and Its Implications for a New Theological Paradigm (Seaburn Books, 2008) and The Battle Over the Ten Commandments: Challenging the Witness of Christians in Society (Seaburn Books, 2009).
Brian Bearden (M.L.A. ’85) recently attended the children’s chorus performance of his daughter, Madison, at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Alice (Tina) Sheffield Kuncaitis was voted Southeast representative for the National Concrete Masonry Association board of directors and appointed to the executive committee. She has a daughter, Alyssa, a high school senior.
Cathy Boltz Margolin is owner/president of Pac Herbs in Los Angeles and a licensed acupuncturist in Beverly Hills. She specializes in Chinese herbal medicine.
Sue Kelly McKone and Suzanne Johnson Snavely, members of Kappa Alpha Theta, visited the SMU campus early this year during sorority rush. Their daughters, Molly and Caroline, also are Thetas.
Tim D. Monnich left Dallas for Austin in 2005 to attend a Master’s degree program in rehabilitation counseling at The University of Texas.
Michael Solberg and his wife, Virginia, have expanded their Rolfing Structural Integration practices by founding the Solberg Center for Structural Integration in Plano, TX, with another location near SMU.
Mark Blinn (J.D. ’87, M.B.A. ’98) is president and chief executive officer since Oct. 1, 2009, of Irving-based Flowserve Corporation, providing engineered and industrial pumps, seals, valves and related services to global infrastructure markets. He joined Flowserve in 2004 as chief financial officer, a position he previously held at Kinko’s.
Reunion: October 23, 2010
Chairs: Stephanie Chantilis Bray, Anne Nash Killebrew, George W. Killebrew
Elena Rohweder Turner has been named manager of communications at Dallas Area Rapid Transit.
Linda A. Wilkins has a new law practice in Dallas with a concentration in employee benefit matters and executive compensation. She is an adjunct professor at SMU’s Dedman School of Law and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Texas Monthly magazine’s Super Lawyers.
Dr. Mark Boyd (M.S. ’87, Ph.D. ’91) was honored Feb. 16, 2010, as Engineer of the Year by the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He is a partner and engineering manager with LCA Environmental Inc., a vice president with PerTect Detectors Inc., environmental chair for the Texas section of the American Society for Civil Engineers and an adjunct assistant professor of environmental and civil engineering in SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering.
Stephanie Heard Fairleigh is the 2009-10 president of the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, CT.
Kelley Miller began service in January 2010 as a jet propulsion laboratory solar system ambassador volunteer in a program of the California Institute of Technology and a lead research and development center for NASA.
Thomas McDavid is a Merrill Lynch financial advisor recognized among the Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors in the country in the Sept. 1, 2009, issue of Registered Rep magazine. He has oversight for more than $70 billion in client assets. He and his wife, Debra, live in Atlanta, where they support the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Troy Stovall was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer Jan. 1, 2010, for Howard University in Washington, DC, to focus on business operations and enhancement of the PeopleSoft system. He was formerly senior vice president for finance and operations at Jackson State University.
Graham Wadsworth is the public works director for the Town of Yountville, CA. He and his wife, Kate, and their three children live in Fairfield.
Desmond Abban works in international securities.
Andrea Dawne Bradley was recently selected executive director of human resources for Bank of America worldwide. She lives in New York.
The Rev. Adam Hamilton was presented the 2010 Perkins Distinguished Alumnus Award by Perkins School of Theology in an SMU campus ceremony February 2. In 1990 he was appointed to a start-up mission in Leawood, KS, and has overseen the growth of that congregation, the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, to more than 12,000.
Michael Harden and his wife, Susan, announce the birth of their first child, Nathan Richmond, Feb. 5, 2009. Michael is chief operating officer for Atlas Specialty Products in Anaheim, CA.