1970-1979

George Tobolowsky ’70, ’74

Sculptures by George Tobolowsky are featured in The Elements of Hanukkah at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas through January 26. Among the large, welded steel works in the exhibit are “The War Menorah,” a menorah created from an actual bombshell to represent conflict in Israel; “The Maccabean Warrior” illustrating

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Thomas Slater ’78, ’81

Thomas Slater, professor of New Testament studies at Mercer University, was one of two main speakers at the inaugural “Putting the Neighbor Back in the ‘Hood” Conference, Nov. 5-7, at Arkansas Baptist College, Little Rock, AR.  Slater gave three lectures on the family from sociological, theological and biblical perspectives. Slater

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Karen Greenwaldt ’77

The Rev. Karen Greenwaldt, General Secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship from 2001–2013, has been named the 2014 Perkins School of Theology Distinguished Alumna. A clergy member of the Central Texas Annual (regional) Conference, Rev. Greenwaldt earned the Master of Theology degree from Perkins in 1977. The

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Bettye Oliger Fox ’79

Bettye Oliger Fox retired as a college professor of speech and English in December 2012 and has published The Privilege of Man is to Dream, a book about Mark Twain’s visit to the Sandwich Islands, present-day Hawaii, in 1866. She is now pursuing other writing projects. An avid traveler, she

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John Wilson ’78

John Wilson was recently elected to the board of trustees of the Berger Collection Educational Trust in Denver. In 2013 he was named to the jury for the Berger Prize for best book published on the subject of British Art History. He has been executive director of the Timken Museum

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Rod MacIlvaine ’78 and Cindy Funkhouser MacIlvaine ’78

Rod MacIlvaine and Cindy Funkhouser MacIlvaine celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary last spring along with the arrival of their sixth grandchild. Rod continues as senior pastor of Grace Community Church and adjunct faculty member at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. His article, “The Apologetic Value of Religion and Wellness Studies,” was published

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Lisa Loy Laughlin ’78

Lisa Loy Laughlin was named director of philanthropy for Communities in Schools Dallas Region, Inc.

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Valerie Pohl Ertz ’78

Valerie Pohl Ertz has been appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Trinity River Authority board of directors.

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C. Wade Cooper ’78

C. Wade Cooper, an attorney in the Austin office of Jackson Walker, is included in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, called by Corporate Counsel magazine “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” 

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David R. Cassidy ’78

David R. Cassidy in the Baton Rouge office of law firm Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP has double honors: a listing in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Louisiana and selection by his peers for The Best Lawyers in America for 2013. Tax law is his specialty.

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