class notes

Paula Roberson ’74

Paula Roberson, Ph.D., has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Dylan Rhea ’98

Dylan Rhea ’98

Dylan Rhea has been named managing director and head of the homebuilding consulting practice for RealFoundations, Inc., a professional services firm focused exclusively on the real estate industry.

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Theodore Kolman ’90

Theodore Kolman ’90

Theodore (Ted) Kolman was recently named a managing director in state and local tax practice for Grant Thornton, based in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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Amster Howard ’63

Amster Howard is the author of Pipeline Installation 2.0, published in 2015.

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Ryan Holman ’10

Ryan Holman is the developer of four new apps posted in the iTunes App Store.

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David Renshaw ’92

David Renshaw was named the new executive director of Mater Dei Radio in Portland, Oregon. Mater Dei Radio is the oldest, lay-owned, Catholic radio station in the United States. He and his wife, Heather, reside in Hillsboro, Oregon, with their five children. Renshaw earned a B.F.A. in film from SMU.

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Eileen Baland ’87, ’97

Eileen Baland was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Writing degree with a specialization in poetry from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, May 30, 2015. The M.F.A. is Dr. Baland’s fifth college degree. She earned two degrees from SMU: a B.A. in English with a creative writing specialization and a Master

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Molly Rhode ’00

Molly Rhode ’00

Molly Rhode, actor, choreographer, director and theater educator, has been named to the new position of artistic director for Northern Sky Theater.

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Mark Elliott ’93

Mark Elliott completed the hours requirement (3,000+ supervised hours) and passed a national licensing exam to become a licensed clinical social worker. He currently runs an intensive outpatient psychotherapy group with students at The University of Texas at Austin and is starting a small private practice.

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Shakeel Ahmed ’82

Shakeel Ahmed, PE, LEED AP,  ahas been promoted to principal associate in Arup’s San Francisco office. A mechanical engineer, he joined Arup in 2006 and has more than 21 years of experience in mechanical design, engineering, and construction administration for a variety of major projects involving commercial, institutional, industrial, health care, government, sports

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