class notes

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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Carl Pankratz ’03, ’06

Carl Pankratz ’03, ’06

Carl Pankratz, recently re-elected to the City Council of Rowlett, Texas, was selected by his fellow Council members to serve as Deputy Mayor Pro Tem. Pankratz is Assistant Vice President of Originations for Hunt Mortgage Group.

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Gretchen Hoag Foster ’93

Gretchen Hoag Foster serves as social media manager for Roaring Pajamas, a social media, SEO and digital marketing company. She writes and manages the company’s  social media posts and manages the Roaring Pajamas blog.

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Samantha Mabry ’03

Samantha Mabry’s debut young adult novel, Leaves, a reimagining of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Rappaccini’s Daughter” has been acquired by Algonquin Young Readers for publication in spring 2016. According to the deal announcement in Publisher’s Weekly, Leaves “blends magical realism and mystery in a story about a boy lured into the

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Meyling Ly ’06

Meyling Ly married Jason Ortiz in Todos Santos, Mexico on November 22, 2014.

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Lauren Roberson Cangemi ’04

Lauren C. Roberson married Peter W. Cangemi of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on April 26, 2014 on the beaches of Florida. Lauren works for ExxonMobil in human resources, and Peter is a senior accountant at PSS Companies. They currently reside in Houston with their dog, Jersey.

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Jason Jones ’08 and Tamara Carrell Jones ’07

Jason Jones ’08 and Tamara Carrell Jones ’07

Jason and Tamara Jones welcomed their first daughter, Madeline Rose, October 3, 2014. Arriving eight weeks early, she weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces and was 17.5 inches long. Madeline came home October 30, happy and healthy!

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W. Matthew Heaviside ’06

W. Matthew Heaviside ’06

W. Matthew Heaviside and Hasna Yacoubi were married on August 23, 2014, in Carthage, Tunisia on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa.

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Melissa Kuntz Gaebe ’06 and Brian Gaebe ’05

Melissa Kuntz Gaebe ’06 and Brian Gaebe ’05

Melissa (Missy) Kuntz Gaebe ’06 and Brian Gaebe ’05 are the parents of William Thomas and Preston Joseph, born February 28, 2014.

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A. Shonn Brown ’95, ’98

A. Shonn Brown ’95, ’98

A. Shonn Brown of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP is the 2014 recipient of the Sam A. Lindsay Award for Professionalism and Ethics presented by the J.L. Turner Legal Association. She was recognized at the group’s 62nd Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Gala November 1 in Dallas. Brown earned a

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