1970-1979

John H. Phillips ’75

John H. Phillips has joined Burette & Rice in Dallas, where he serves an “of counsel” role.

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Kimberly Yamanouchi ’78

Kimberly Yamanouchi has been honored by the Junior League of Dallas as Sustainer of the Year.

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Pamela Nelson ’74

Pamela Nelson ’74

Pamela Nelson, noted mixed-media artist and arts advocate, is exhibiting her work through November 22 at St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts Justus Sundermann Gallery in Dallas.

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John McClellan Marshall ’75

John McClellan Marshall ’75

John McClellan Marshall was elected international vice president of Phi Delta Phi international legal honor society. Marshall serves as senior judge, 14th Judicial District of Texas.

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Bill Van Devender ’73

Bill Van Devender ’73

Bill Van Devender, who earned an MBA from SMU, has been honored by his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Mississippi.

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Janie Bryan Loveless ’70, ’74

Janie Bryan Loveless, a member of Park Cities Rotary, is the new District 5810 Public Image Chair.

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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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Gilbert “Pete” Peterson, III ’72

Gilbert “Pete” Peterson, III 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 of

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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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Michael Toland ’77

Michael Toland, who earned a master’s degree from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology, retired in June 2013 with 41 years service in the Texas Annual Conference.  He and his wife, Vivian, have chosen Jacksonville, Texas, for their retirement home.

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