class notes

Robert Cline ’02

Robert Cline and Amy Cooper became engaged November 14, 2014. Their wedding will take place September 26, 2015 in Dallas.

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Haley Hyland ’09

Haley Hyland is a senior consultant with Booz, Allen, Hamilton in Washington, D.C. She recently completed her certification with the National Contract Management Association as a Federal Contracts Manager.

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Bredette (B.C.) Thomas ’64, ’66

B.C. Thomas was named an “Outstanding Graduate” of Denison High School in Denison, TX and delivered the commencement address to 2014 graduates of DHS. After graduating from SMU with a B.S. in mathematics in 1964 and an M.S. in statistics in 1966, Thomas entered the United States Air Force and

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Sheri Krause ’86

Sheri Krause ’86 was appointed to the State Employee Charitable Campaign Advisory Committee by outgoing Gov. Rick Perry in January. Krause resides in Austin, TX and is a member of the Seton Development Board, Helping Hand Home for Children and Women’s Symphony League of Austin. She is also a past

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F. Thaddeus Arroyo ’89

F. Thaddeus Arroyo has been named chief executive officer of Iusacell by AT&T. Arroyo, a 19-year AT&T veteran, will lead a Mexico City-based team dedicated to a successful transition for Iusacell customers and employees. “We’ll begin work immediately to bring more wireless competition and improved mobile Internet service to Mexico,”

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Gilbert “Pete” Peterson, III ’72

Gilbert “Pete” Peterson, III ’72 of Alpine was appointed chair of the Texas Historical Commission by outgoing Gov. Rick Perry in January. Peterson earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in broadcast and film art from SMU. Peterson is the investments officer at West Texas National Bank in Alpine. He is president

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Paul H. Santa Cruz ’08

Paul H. Santa Cruz, who earned an M.A. in history from SMU, is the author of Making JFK Matter: Popular Memory and the 35th President, which will be published this spring by the University of North Texas Press. The author conducted some of the research for his book at SMU’s

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Susan Williams Avant ’79

Susan Williams Avant was featured as one of the top real estate agents in Texas by Top Agent Magazine in December 2014..

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Carl Pankratz ’03, ’06

Carl Pankratz ’03, ’06

Carl Pankratz, recently re-elected to the City Council of Rowlett, Texas, was selected by his fellow Council members to serve as Deputy Mayor Pro Tem. Pankratz is Assistant Vice President of Originations for Hunt Mortgage Group.

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Gretchen Hoag Foster ’93

Gretchen Hoag Foster serves as social media manager for Roaring Pajamas, a social media, SEO and digital marketing company. She writes and manages the company’s  social media posts and manages the Roaring Pajamas blog.

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