class notes

Lindsey Beran ’06

Lindsey Beran and her husband, David R. Beran, welcomed their son, Winston Watkins, on June 22, 2014. Win joins his sisters, Blythe, 4, and Blair, 2. Lindsey graduated from SMU’s Dedman School of Law in 2006. The family resides in Dallas, Texas.

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Brandon Jackson ’07

Brandon Jackson ’07

Brandon A. Jackson has completed his first year as a faculty member at the University of Arkansas. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, and he also holds a joint appointment in the African & African American Studies Program. Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree

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Kristi Navarro ’08

Kristi Navarro ’08

Kristi Navarro was recognized with the LINC Award at the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ 5th annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon June 17. Navarro, a TXU Energy customer quality manager, received the award for embodying the potential of young leaders to make a difference in the community. Navarro started a young

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Joe Milazzo ’94

Joe Milazzo’s new novel, Crepuscule W/ Nellie, will be published in November by Jaded Ibis Press. He also has a volume of poems forthcoming from Apostrophe Books. The Habiliments will be published in either fall 2014 or winter 2015.

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Candy Reeves Flood ’95

Candy Reeves Flood ’95

Candy Reeves Flood and Tom Flood welcomed their first child and future Mustang, Katie Scarlett, on June 9, 2014. “She is already learning the words to the Pony Battle Cry and Varsity,” Candy says.

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Pamela Harless ’92

Pamela Harless ’92

Pamela Harless will continue to serve as the chief people and culture officer on the senior leadership team recently appointed by Grant Thornton LLP. Harless earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at SMU’s Cox School of Business. She joined the firm in April 2013. Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant

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Anne Talley ’05

Anne Talley, a graduate of SMU’s Dedman School of Law, serves on the board of trustees for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. She is the program officer for The Rees-Jones Foundation in Dallas, a private philanthropy founded by SMU alumnus Trevor Rees-Jones ’78 and his wife, Jan. The foundation donated

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Yasmeen Tadia ’04

Yasmeen Tadia ’04

A year after launching Fluffpop Gourmet Cotton Candy, Yasmeen Tadia has launched Hotpoppin Gourmet Popcorn. Yasmeen’s love of popcorn stems from her childhood in South Africa, where popcorn was freshly popped and uniquely flavored for each customer. Wanting her young son, Zain, to experience a similarly creative and custom treat,

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George C. Burke, III ’70

George C. Burke, III, recently retired as a full professor of health administration from Texas State University in San Marcos. Dr. Burke earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from SMU, a master’s degree from George Washington University and a doctorate in public health from the University of Texas School

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Adam Tunks ’04 and Catherine Bryan Tunks ’05

Adam Tunks ’04 and Catherine Bryan Tunks ’05

Adam ’04 and Catherine Tunks ’05 welcomed their first child, a son named Jeremy Bryan, October 31, 2013.

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