May 10, 2011


Timothy R. Gordon is a 2010 graduate of the New Canaan (CT) Police Civilian Academy.

John C. Hollar is president of the 100,000-item Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, which opened in January 2011. Hollar estimates that the museum has raised $90 million from 65 private donors, including a $15 million lead gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is married to the former Melinda Williams ’82.

Sandra J. Jones works for the U.S. government in microbiology labs.


Reunion Chairs: Chip Cavanaugh, Ann Frances Paris Jury, Allen Smith, Jane Cornish Smith

Msgr. Tony Jack Howard (M.L.A. ’98) recently published A Month of Sundays: Occasional Sermons of a Liberal Catholic Priest (St. Alban Press). He and his wife, Victoria, are expecting their second child in May.


Lisa Johnson co-directed/produced His Name is Bob (, a documentary screened at film festivals in Texas, New Jersey, Utah and California. Distribution is being sought for the film.

Laura Ochoa Morales appeared on the cover of the Houston Chronicle’s business section January 2 as a top motivational speaker.

Lillie Young chaired the “Soup’s On” luncheon for the Stewpot Alliance at Dallas’ Union Station Jan. 25, 2011. She is senior vice president of investments with Allie Beth Allman & Associates and is a consistent multi-million-dollar producer for the real estate firm.


Ray Washburne is co-owner, general partner and president of Highland Park Village near SMU.


Linda Beheler has responsibility for global corporate communications at Celanese.

Susan Dean Hammock owns The College Application Coach, a service that helps students and their families navigate the path to college acceptances. She lives in Orlando, FL., with her three children: Phillip, 20; Kelsey, 18; and Bennett, 16.

John Klintworth married Birgit von Wuerzen in Toronto, Canada, Oct. 30, 2010.

Richard Rizk is the Far West Ski Association’s 2010 Safety Person of the Year for developing a winter safety speaker awareness series on winter driving, terrain park safety, ski patrol advice and ski risks and the law. He was vice president of the Northwest Ski Council in 2009-2010. He enjoys downhill, backcountry and cross-country skiing on and around Mount Hood in Oregon.

Tara Elias Schuchts recently attended the reunion of the SMU Class of ’85.

Salvatore Vitale is working to develop and enlarge his law firm, Vitale & Partners, which has several offices in Europe and the United States. He and his wife, Liana, are parents of Giulia, 2, and Diana, born Jan. 27, 2011.

Trish Neal Wilson is a photo stylist and works with photographers at four- and five-star hotels and resorts. She also is an independent executive for Zrii/HMG, selling all-natural liquid nutritionals.


Reunion Chairs: Elizabeth Baier Emerson, Bill Koch

Dorree Remont Colson and husband Michael Colson announced the birth of their son, Walker Rheed, on Mary 12, 2009. They live in Houston, Texas, and have another son Daniel.

Michael Hudak, private wealth advisor for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Phoenix, was recognized on “America’s Top 1000 Advisors: State-by-State” list in a February issue of Barron’s magazine. Hudak ranked fourth among the 25 listed for Arizona. He currently lives in Scottsdale with his wife and four children.

Sharon Killion has moved back to Dallas after living in South Africa for six years. She had a successful career in real estate there, selling more than 55 condos on the Indian Ocean in less than 10 months after arriving.

Amy Martin is the founder and creative director of Winter SolsiCelebration, the second largest winter solstice festival in the nation. The event is a unique fusion of seasonal service, performing arts, and musical theater. Martin also authors an online newsletter, Moonlady News, which has over 3200 subscribers. The newsletter consists non-mainstream spirituality, environment, holistic, mind-body movement, and progressive causes in North Texas.

Donna J. Smiedt is a family law specialist in the Donna J. Smiedt Law Office in Arlington, TX. In 2000 she was sworn in by Chief Justice Rehnquist to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Patrick D. West heads the Patrick D. West Law Firm PC in Fort Worth.


David Poynter is senior manager of current programming at TNT cable network in Burbank, CA. He oversees several original television series, including The Closer, Men of a Certain Age and Falling Skies. He is married to Laura Mulrenan, who has a Pilates studio in Hollywood. Their daughter, Anabelle, was born in 2006.

Ray Starmann has co-written a new web TV series, The Gumshoe.


Amy Bishop has been named deputy director of the Texas County & District Retirement System. More than 600 county and district employers participate in the system, which provides benefits to 215,000 Texans.

Michael E. Kirst is vice president for strategy and external affairs at Westinghouse Nuclear for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He lives in Brussels, Belgium, with his wife and two daughters.

Tim J. Smith has published Pricing Strategy: Setting Price Levels, Managing Price Discounts, & Establishing Price Structures, a text on corporate strategy.

Leigh Anne Williams Van Doren received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Fredericksburg (VA) Chamber of Commerce for creating the Fredericksburg Parent and Family Magazine. She and her husband, Tom, have two daughters: Tabitha, 13, and Jamie Nelle, 9.


Mary Lynn Huckleberry Carver is senior vice president of communications and public affairs at the University of Maryland Medical Center and its parent organization, the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System. She relocated with her family to Baltimore from Memphis, where she was senior vice president of public relations and communications for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Angél Wonycott Kytle has headed Saint Paul’s School in Clearwater, FL, for the last three years and has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Council of Independent Schools. Previously she was a division director at Trinity School in Atlanta. Her sons are Blake, 8, and Dustin, 3.

N. Mark Rauls has been a professor of philosophy at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas since 1997. In 2010 he was appointed the college’s first ombudsperson.

Thomas B. Walsh IV is a Dallas intellectual property and commercial litigation attorney at the law firm Fish & Richardson. In 2010 he earned a fourth consecutive selection to the Texas Super Lawyers list featured in the October 2010 Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines. He has been named a Best Lawyer in D magazine for three consecutive years and twice a Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”