1970-1979

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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Milam (Randy) Pharo ’77

Milam (Randy) Pharo has joined Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP in Denver as Of Counsel in the firm’s natural resources department. His practice focuses on oil and gas, public lands and corporate law. Previously he was senior vice president and general counsel at SM Energy Company and vice president, general

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Susan Mead ’77

Susan Mead, an attorney in the Dallas office of Jackson Walker, is one of the best in the city according to the May 13, 2013, issue of D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas.”

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Craig L. Massey ’77

Craig L. Massey (J.D. ’83) is a senior vice president and private wealth advisor in the Houston office of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and one of America’s Top 1,000 Advisors in Barron’s annual list. Selection factors include assets under management, revenue produced for the firm and quality of service

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Rev. G. Mackey Yokem ’76

The Rev. G. Mackey Yokem is an alumnus of Hendrix College in Conway, AR, and one of six new members of the Hendrix board of trustees. His current appointment is as executive director of mission and ministry for the Arkansas Annual Conference. From 2007 to 2013 he served as superintendent

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