2000-2009

Ashley Arendale ’05

Ashley Arendale (M.S.A. ’06) married Elvin Lewis Baum, II in Littleton, CO, Aug. 25, 2013. They live in Denver and Colorado Springs, where he serves at Fort Carson in the U.S. Army.

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Yasmeen Tadia ’04

Yasmeen Tadia is gaining renown for inventing Fluffpop, a gourmet cotton candy, that she produces in a variety of flavors, among them guava, pineapple, cappuccino, pomegranate and mint. Her story appeared July 7, 2013, in The Dallas Morning News.  

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Nathan Smithson ’04

Nathan Smithson has received the honor of being named a “Super Lawyer – Rising Star” in the April 2013 issue of Texas Monthly magazine. He is a rising star at the Jackson Walker law firm.

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J. Brandon Hancock ’04 and Melissa Anderson ’04

J. Brandon Hancock and Melissa Anderson were married last March 23 in California. They live in Dallas.

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Josie Godshall Morgan ’03

Josie Godshall Morgan and her husband, Phil, welcomed a son, Davis Hamilton, Sept. 16, 2012. They live in Houston, where she is manager of business development at Bracewell & Giuliani.

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Adam McGough ’03

Adam McGough is a member of the Dallas City Attorney’s office now joining Mayor Mike Rawlings’ staff to oversee his GrowSouth (Dallas) initiative. With the city since 2005, Adam most recently served as the chief of community prosecution and community court. Rawlings calls him a serious worker whose leadership and experience

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Angela Lee Gieras ’03

Angela Lee Gieras is a former banker and the new executive director of the Kansas City Reper- tory Theatre, a business management position including fundraising. She has the heart of an artist and the head of a business person, she says, and that’s what makes her new position perfect.

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Cameron George ’03

Cameron George has been selected from among 300 applicants as a member of the Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40 Class of 2013, honoring top Houston business leaders under the age of 40 who actively contribute to their companies, industries and communities. Cameron is director of finance at Linn Energy,

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Dodee Frost Crockett ’03

Dodee Frost Crockett, managing director of wealth management at Merrill Lynch in Dallas, placed 20th on the list of “America’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors 2013,” ranked by Barron’s. She focuses on building one-on-one relationships founded on trust and developing an understanding of her clients’ needs and financial goals.

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Lakeisha Hall ’02

Lakeisha Hall has joined the Lee College library faculty in Baytown, TX, as the instruction and outreach librarian, coordinating all marketing activities and information literacy and instruction efforts. Previously she was the instructional services and science librarian at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL.

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