December 21, 2010


Boyd V. Baker (M.Th. ’61) retired in 1992 as a United Methodist minister. He is pastor emeritus for care and prayer at Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church in Katy, TX.

Dr. Nelson A. Lloyd (M.S. ’51) is retired after 20 years as Alabama state geochemist. He and his wife, Ruth, traveled by RV through 49 states and nine Canadian provinces. As a scoutmaster for 20 years, he guided more than 60 scouts to Eagle rank.

Bernedette Whitehead Montuori wrote and published One Whitehead Family, the Whitehead family history and genealogy.


Robert Hyer Thomas (J.D. ’57) was named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2011. He is a partner in litigation in the Dallas office of Strasburger & Price LLP.


Robert Scoggin was honored with a 10-year service award as a volunteer at the Rochester (MN) Mayo Clinic, and he received the mayor’s Medal of Honor for artistic and cultural achievement in Rochester for 47 years.


Bruce Baldwin Mohs, known as “The Amazing Mr. Mohs,” is an inventor, entrepreneur, patents owner, pilot, adventurer and motor vehicle manufacturer. At age 78 he has a current U.S. patent pending and has completed the draft for his fifth book about humorous events in his aviation career. His third book is The Amazing Mr. Mohs: An AUTO-Auto Biography Encapsulating a 50-Year Career in American Free Enterprise (Mohs Seaplane Corporation, 1984). In July 2009 he was installed as a life member of the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame. He no longer manufactures motor vehicles in his three factory buildings but restores antique vehicles. He has never missed an SMU reunion and looks forward to his 55th.


Dr. Haley Kent Beasley (B.A. ’58) has been named clinical professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas. He teaches clinical cardiology to engineering students in the field of cardiovascular engineering and continues his private practice of clinical cardiology and internal medicine in Austin.


Joan C. Mulcahy has started a lecture series at her senior apartment complex with speakers such as a local television reporter and an international FBI agent. She tutors, does research and enjoys bluegrass.


Donna Dean Clark Hutcherson was presented the Woodrow Seals Laity Award last March by The United Methodist Church.

David Wilemon (M.B.A. ’60) retired from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University Jan. 15, 2010, where he was the Snyder Professor of Innovation Management and co-founder of the Innovation Management Program and the Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises Program. He lives on a farm with his wife, the former Jane Clement ’61.