Class Notes 1970-1979

Catch up at Homecoming, October 24-27. It will be Centennial Reunion weekend for the classes of 1973 and 1978.


Allen B. Clark, a disabled Vietnam War veteran, has authored Valor in Vietnam 1963-1977: Chronicles of Honor, Courage, and Sacrifice, stories from the war and all branches of the military. Signed copies of the book are available at
David Hudnall retired at the end of 2012 after 38 years at Omnicom Group Inc. Advertising Agencies. For the last 16 years he has been president of Omnicom Management Services, providing financial, accounting, tax, HR and IT services to Omnicom-owned agencies in the Southwest.


David S. Arthur (M.F.A. ’73) announces the second printing of The Kingdom of Keftiu, his historical mystery novel from Brighton Publishing LLC. It’s the first of a series of three novels, the second of which is in the editorial stage.


Hugh R. (Buz) Craft has written Once Upon a TIME…IS TEMPERATURE! to “prove” that time is simply temperature. He covers various subjects in this printed piece he calls a bookazine. A list of publishers is available from Google.
Gail Norfleet is a Dallas artist whose third exhibition of paintings, monotypes, photographs, collages and paintings on glass was held at the Valley House Gallery this past January 11 – February 9. She has had solo exhibitions in Dallas at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary and the former Delahunty and DW Galleries. An art professor at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, TX, she also gives private instruction.
Peggy Higgins Sewell was honored at the TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon in Dallas February 22 as an extraordinary arts philanthropist and a champion of the performing arts community of North Texas.



Stephen Tobolowsky is a veteran character actor on television and in the movies. Among other roles, he was Needle Nose Ned in “Groundhog Day.” In an award ceremony March 7 at Austin Studios, he was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. His new book, The Dangerous Animals Club, captures his storytelling flair.


Gary Ingram, an attorney in the Fort Worth office of Jackson Walker, has been named in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and selected as a 2012 Fort Worth “Top Attorney” by Fort Worth, Texas magazine in the December issue.
Patrick “Pat” Yack has been named to PBS’ Digital Advisory Council, a national group of broadcasters that advises PBS on a variety of digital initiatives.


John Samuel Tieman ’79, Ph. D., has published “Shame On You, Child: On Shaming, Educational Psychology And Teacher Education,” a chapter in the new book, The Uses of Psychoanalysis in Working with Children’s Emotional Lives, which is published by Jason Aronson, a division of Rowman and Littlefield. The book is designed to be used in, among other places, schools of education. Dr. Tieman also has an article in the spring issue of Schools: Studies In Education, which is published by the journals division of the University Of Chicago Press. The essay, “Miss Freud Returns To The Classroom: Toward Psychoanalytic Literacy Among Educators,” is a call for a more psychoanalytically informed approach to educational psychology and teacher formation, he says.


John Holden, an attorney at Jackson Walker, was designated a 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Only one lawyer in each practice area in each community is so honored.
Ladine Bennett Housholder announces her new book, The Well Women, the tale of the Samaritan woman at the well interwoven with stories of challenge and healing of nine contemporary women. With discussion questions in the back, the book is suitable for study and discussion groups as well as personal reflection.


Tim Seibles has been an associate professor of creative writing at Virginia’s Old Dominion University since 1995. He was one of 20 finalists for the 2012 National Book Awards, nominated for the somewhat autobiographical Fast Animal, his seventh collection of poetry (Etruscan Press), in which he traces his life from a 16-year-old to a present-day middle-aged man. Collectively, Fast Animal tells a story of how life changes for all of us.



Wade Cooper is an attorney in the Austin office of Jackson Walker. In last October’s issue of Texas Monthly magazine, he was listed as a 2012 “Super Lawyer,” and he also was selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, regarded by many as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
Laurie Hickman Cox had her first solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery in Dallas December 12, 2012 – January 7, 2013, displaying oil paintings, pastels and cut-outs. In 1984 she attended a summer residency at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and since then has spent two summer residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME, and one residency at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, CO.
Rod MacIlvaine and Cindy Funkhouser MacIlvaine celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary and the arrival of their sixth grandchild this spring. Their children are spread out from Seattle to London, so it makes for exciting places to visit, according to the MacIlvaines. Rod continues to serve as senior pastor of Grace Community Church in Bartlesville, OK, and on the adjunct faculty of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. His recent article, “The Apologetic Value of Religion and Wellness Studies,” was published in the Christian Apologetics Journal. His next article will appear in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice journal later this year. Rod has recently enjoyed reconnecting with his fellow fraternity brothers, especially his freshman year roommate from Boaz Hall.


Renee Pfrommer Castle (J.D. ’82) married Robert L. (Larry) Crawford Nov. 5, 2011, in Rosemary Beach, FL. She practices law with her brother in Memphis, and her two daughters, Sarah and Cristia, attend Birmingham-Southern College.
Mary Collins received the Spirit Award last November from Women In Film.Dallas at the 2012 Topaz Award Gala, recognizing her outstanding contributions, dedication and trailblazing efforts within the film and television industry. She is founder, owner and president of The Mary Collins Agency in Dallas, which represents voiceover and on-camera performers. In 2012 she also was inducted into Worldwide Who’s Who of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs.

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