May 10, 2011


David A. Dreyer (M.F.A. ’92) has had solo exhibitions at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas and The Grace Museum in Abilene. He is currently adjunct instructor, technical supervisor and safety coordinator for the Division of Art at SMU. His third solo exhibition at the Valley House Gallery, “Transitional Planes,” ran February 12 through March 12.


Pamela Ann Marshall, Ph.D., was recently tenured and promoted to associate professor in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. She was named an exemplar, a faculty member who exemplifies the best of the teacher-scholar model of academia.


Lisa Gentry will be celebrating her 20th year with Lucas Group, a premier executive search firm. She is an executive senior partner and focuses on placing accounting and finance professionals in Denver. Gentry is married to Ray Decker and has two children.

Alison Bailey Vercruysse is the founder of San Francisco’s 18 Rabbits, an organic granola company. Before finding her passion in baked goods, she worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. She has hosted eight cooking segments of ABC’s View from the Bay and is profiled in the 2010 book Growing Roots: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks and Food Activists by Katherine Leiner.

Monica Mullens Warren and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of twins Charlotte Janice and John Patrick in San Francisco Oct. 7, 2010.


Jamie Hensley Arnold earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and has accepted a tenure-track position at Temple College. Her husband, Doug, is a judge. They live in Georgetown with their two children, Drew and Dan.

Kay Longacre Bernzweig is a Master’s degree candidate in the instructional technology program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Jennifer (JJ) Jones (M.L.A. ’99) is the executive director for student development and programs in the Division of Student Affairs at SMU. She accepted an invitation to visit the White House last December

Jin Kim is a senior manager and general counsel of the legal team at Korea National Oil Corporation. He joined the company in 2005 and has been the lead in-house counsel in multi-billion-dollar acquisitions.

Father Anthony Frederick (Tony) Lackland is the chaplain to approximately 2,500 Catholic students at SMU, offering them educational programs, ministry opportunities and spiritual support.

Brian Waddle and his partner, Kevin Hamby, held a commitment ceremony in Houston Nov. 27, 2010, followed by a trip to Hawaii. Among those in attendance were Wade McAlister ’89, Christy Albano ’93, Mark Dempsey ’94, Kellie Prinz Johnson ’95 and Tricia Letton Clark ’95, ’04. Brian is public relations director for Houston Community College John B. Coleman, M.D. College for Health Sciences in the Texas Medical Center.

Sean Whitley wrote The Spawn of the Sasquatch for Viper Comics’ upcoming Cryptophobia anthology.


George Edward Seay III was co-chair with his wife, Sarah, of the Council for Life’s 2010 Celebrating Life Luncheon Nov. 9, 2010, at Dallas’ Hilton Anatole Hotel.


Missy Morrison Gulick and John A. Gulick III ’81 live in Scottsdale, AZ, where she is a vice president for DMB Associates Inc. She received the Sandra Day O’ Connor Community Leadership Award from the Junior League of Phoenix and the Frank Hodges Alumni Achievement Award from Scottsdale Leadership. She is on the board of the Arizona Humane Society and the Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center at the University of Arizona.

Mike (Mohammed) Jamjoom is a correspondent for CNN in the Middle East. He has covered stories in Iraq, Yemen, and Turkey. Jamjoom was recently dispatched to Kabul, Afghanistan, to cover the reaction to the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Melinda Marie Maxfield has been named principal of Williams & Jensen PLLC in Washington, DC. She joined the lobbying firm as an associate in 2007 and has focused on a public policy portfolio.

Nita Patel, P.E., was honored February 17 as the 2011 New Hampshire Engineer of the Year by the NH Joint Engineering Societies and selected a candidate for 2012 IEEE-USA president elect. She is an engineering manager at L-3 Insight Technology and lives in Bedford, NH.

Michael P. Sanders is one of the founding partners of Borrego Sanders Willyard LLP. The law firm specializes in oil and gas litigation and transactions. Sanders is Board Certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


Reunion Chairs: John Anderson, Susan Porter Glassmoyer

Iva Linda Baird is a bilingual diagnostician for the Dallas Independent School District.

Jason David Blakey has started his own business, LifestyleONE Agency, to provide lifestyle management services to individual and corporate clients.

Christopher Dupuy was elected a county court judge in Galveston County, TX.

Suzy Rossol Matheson received the Exceptional Service Award from the American Dance Therapy Association. President of the Texas chapter since 2006, she was given an Arts Respond Grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts to fund and manage adaptive dance programs based on her revitalization of the chapter.

Natalie Rule married Matthew Burns in her home state of Oklahoma last August. They reside in St. Paul, MN.

Michael F. Trusnovec is a member of the acclaimed Paul Taylor Dance Company and has received rave reviews in The New York Times and elsewhere. He was among the group that danced at the White House Sept. 7, 2010, in an event hosted by Michelle Obama.


Emily Watkins Freudigman’s recording with Camerata San Antonio, “Salón Buenos Aires: Music by Miguel del Aguila,” was nominated for two Latin Grammys: best classical album and best classical contemporary composition. In 2003 she and her husband, Ken, founded Camerata San Antonio, a chamber ensemble presenting imaginative music in South Texas.

Amanda Holland Janicek and her husband, Matt, welcomed a son, Hayden Holland, July 31, 2010.

Heather McCowen defended her dissertation – Mentorship in Higher Education Music Study: Are Good Teachers Mentors? – and earned a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of North Texas in August 2010. She is assistant dean of enrollment for the performing arts at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Melinda (Mindy) Sutton married John Lund Dec. 31, 2010, in Austin, where they live. She is deputy to the dean of students at The University of Texas at Austin and is pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education administration.

Melissa McCullough Ulrich announces the birth of her son, Mason Curtis, Nov. 25, 2009.

Suzanne Campbell Wellen is a 10-year business litigation attorney in the Dallas office of Andrews Kurth LLP and a 2010 Texas –Rising Star– in the April issue of Texas Monthly magazine; she also received this honor in 2007 and 2009. She married Darrell Wellen in August 2009 in Indianapolis.

Todd Martin serves as vice president and associate general counsel for CoreLogic, Inc.


Mark R. Allen and his wife, Lauren, welcomed daughter Rainey Elizabeth last New Year’s Eve.

Stella Mulberry Antic successfully defended her doctoral dissertation to complete her Ph.D. in higher education at the University of North Texas in April 2010. In November she married Daniel Antic at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Plano, TX.

Carlos Carpizo joined Link America, one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the Dallas area and 2010 Dallas 100 Awards’ winner, as president of its international division.

Michael J. Cihock has been promoted to partner at the law firm McLean & Howard LLP in Austin. In 2010 he was recognized as a “Rising Star” in real estate law by Texas Monthly magazine.

Tim W. Jackson has published Mangrove Underground, his debut literary novel set in the Florida backcountry (The Chenault Publishing Group, December 2010). He is a former staff photographer with the Citrus County Chronicle and Tampa Tribune, which ran his nonfiction travel writing about the Florida wilderness. He is finishing a second novel, set in the Caribbean, and a collection of island-based short stories. He lives in the Cayman Islands, where he is a boat captain and scuba instructor.

Regan Stewart Schiestel and husband Adam announce the birth of their twin daughters, Luca and Larkin, in August 2010.

John Stone is a U.S. Army major serving in Baghdad, Iraq. He and his wife, Mandi, have three daughters, 7, 5 and 4; a son, 2; and a baby son born in January. They are stationed in Germany.


Dr. Patricia (Pat) Pefley works for the Defense Intelligence Agency in the Department of Defense in Washington, DC.

Hon. Gena Slaughter is presiding judge of the 191st Civil District Court in Dallas.

Jennifer Smith married Aaron Lill at Prestonwood Baptist Church January 22. They live in Plano, TX.