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Lauren Roberson Cangemi ’04

Lauren C. Roberson married Peter W. Cangemi of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on April 26, 2014 on the beaches of Florida. Lauren works for ExxonMobil in human resources, and Peter is a senior accountant at PSS Companies. They currently reside in Houston with their dog, Jersey.

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Jason Jones ’08 and Tamara Carrell Jones ’07

Jason Jones ’08 and Tamara Carrell Jones ’07

Jason and Tamara Jones welcomed their first daughter, Madeline Rose, October 3, 2014. Arriving eight weeks early, she weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces and was 17.5 inches long. Madeline came home October 30, happy and healthy!

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W. Matthew Heaviside ’06

W. Matthew Heaviside ’06

W. Matthew Heaviside and Hasna Yacoubi were married on August 23, 2014, in Carthage, Tunisia on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa.

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Melissa Kuntz Gaebe ’06 and Brian Gaebe ’05

Melissa Kuntz Gaebe ’06 and Brian Gaebe ’05

Melissa (Missy) Kuntz Gaebe ’06 and Brian Gaebe ’05 are the parents of William Thomas and Preston Joseph, born February 28, 2014.

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A. Shonn Brown ’95, ’98

A. Shonn Brown ’95, ’98

A. Shonn Brown of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP is the 2014 recipient of the Sam A. Lindsay Award for Professionalism and Ethics presented by the J.L. Turner Legal Association. She was recognized at the group’s 62nd Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Gala November 1 in Dallas. Brown earned a

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Beth St. Lawrence Kerley ’04 and James Kerley ’03

Beth St. Lawrence Kerley ’04 and James Kerley ’03

Beth St. Lawrence Kerley and James Kerley  welcomed their first child, a daughter named Campbell Michelle, on April 24, 2014. She already loves ponies and sporting SMU gear, her parents report. Beth and James were married in Perkins Chapel on March 23, 2013, and couldn’t be prouder of their future

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Eva Parks ’03

Eva Parks ’03

Eva Parks (holding award) and her team won an award for Outstanding Regional News Story—Investigative Reporting at the 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards held in New York on September 30. Parks is the investigative producer for NBC 5 Investigates at KXAS-TV.

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Emily Jordan Cox ’05

Emily Jordan Cox manages government relations for the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, after serving as policy director and education advisor to the governor of Arkansas for eight year. She also was recently appointed to the board of trustees at Pulaski Technical College.

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Michael Santa Maria ’86, ’88

Michael Santa Maria has been elected the managing partner of Baker & McKenzie’s Dallas office. Santa Maria has a broad-based corporate transactional practice with an emphasis on international cross-border transactions, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, direct investment, joint ventures, and international franchise and distribution matters. In November, he will

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David P. Kelly ‘00

David P. Kelly, president and CEO of Bluefin Robotics, has been elected a Fellow of ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The Fellowship award recognizes individuals who have given sustained, quality service to applied science, computing, engineering or engineering technology education and to their respective professions through the

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