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  • Dr. Mark McFarland Class of 1980

    Dr. Mark McFarland retired on Aug. 31, 2015, after 35 years with the Texas A&M University System. His final posts were Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service soil fertility specialist in College Station, Extension Service water quality coordinator, and associate head of the Soil and Crop Sciences Department at Texas A&M.

    Posted 2015


  • Mike Millegan Class of 1980

    Mike Millegan was named to the Board of Directors of Wireless Telecom Group in November 2016. Then in August 2017, he was named to the Board of Directors for Vettd, a leader in data science and machine intelligence innovations for human resources.

    Posted 2017


  • Cindy Musick Class of 1980

    Cindy Musick (1980) was elected vice president and controller for Citizens National Bank in Brownwood during the annual shareholders meeting in March 2018.

    Posted 2018


  • Saundra Paschal Class of 1980

    Saundra Paschal (1980), in November 2017, received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award as a leader in the field of education from Marquis Who’s Who, a biographical resource for researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms. Paschal is a mathematics teacher at San Angelo Lake View High School.

    Posted 2018

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  • Dr. Brian J. May Class of 1980 & 1982

    Dr. Brian J. May, president of ASU, was appointed to the NCAA Division II Presidents Council in August 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Deb Hollingsworth Class of 1981

    Deb Hollingsworth was named principal of Jackson Elementary School in the Abilene Independent School District in May 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Edwin Miranda Class of 1981

    Edwin Miranda (1981) was named vice president of quality for Cytovance Biologics Inc. in January 2018. Cytovance Biologics is a leading biopharmaceutical contract manufacturer of mammalian and microbial biologics.

    Posted 2018

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  • Doug Kuhlmann Class of 1981

    Doug Kuhlmann resigned as head football coach and athletic director at San Angelo Lake View High School to take an assistant coach position at Class 6A Austin Westlake High School in July 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • David Finn Class of 1981

    David Finn (1981) was appointed as the first-ever vice president of strategic innovation for CynergisTek, a leading health care cybersecurity and information management company, in October 2017.

    Posted 2018


  • Gary L. Banks Class of 1981

    Gary L. Banks was appointed first associate judge of Child Protection Court for the Concho Valley in September 2015.

    Posted 2016


  • Judy Parker Class of 1982

    Judy Parker, a county court-at-law judge in Lubbock County, was appointed to the 7th Court of Appeals by Gov. Greg Abbott in August 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Creta L. “Spanky” Carter II Class of 1982

    Creta L. “Spanky” Carter II (1982), county judge in Fannin County, Texas, won the Better Leader Award for Fannin County from the Texoma Council of Governments in September 2017.

    Posted 2018


  • Ricky Williams Class of 1982

    Ricky Williams (1982) was named Administrator of the Year by the New Mexico Superintendents Association in August 2018. He currently serves as superintendent of Hagerman Municipal Schools in Hageman, N.M.

    Posted 2018


  • Dr. J. Bruce Moring Class of 1982 & 1986

    Dr. J. Bruce Moring, an assistant professor of biology at East Central University in Oklahoma, was one of five ECU faculty members chosen for inaugural Summer Research Opportunity Awards for the Oka’ Institute. He participated in an eight-week sessions as a research professor at the institute.

    Posted 2017


  • Petra (Pat) Trevino Class of 1983

    Petra (Pat) Trevino was named the customer service manager for the City of San Angelo Water Utilities Department in April 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Colleen Gilchrist Class of 1983

    Colleen Gilchrist (1983) received a Mirabeau B. Lamar Award in April 2018 from the Salado Masonic Lodge as the 2018 Teacher of the Year for the Salado Intermediate School in Salado, where she is a sixth-grade math teacher.

    Posted 2018


  • Linda Stephens Class of 1983, 1991 & 2001

    Linda Stephens was named chief nursing officer at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital in Katy in January of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Adm. Eric Coy Young Class of 1984

    U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Eric Coy Young received his second star and assumed command of the Navy Reserve Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., in November of 2014. He had served as deputy chief of the Navy Reserves since 2012.

    Posted 2015


  • David Mullins Class of 1984

    David Mullins was named general manager of the WFSU public TV and radio station at Florida State University in October 2015.

    Posted 2016


  • Darrell Hagemann Class of 1984

    Darrell Hagemann recorded his 500th win as head boys basketball coach at Round Rock McNeil High School in the fall of 2015.

    Posted 2016


  • Wallace R. Nichols Class of 1984

    Wallace R. Nichols, president of W.R. Nichols Law in Scottsdale, Ariz., was recognized as a Distinguished Professional by Expert Network, an invitation-only professional network service, in December 2015.

    Posted 2016


  • Landel C. Hobbs Class of 1984

    Landel C. Hobbs has been appointed to the Board of Directors of ValueVision Media Inc., a multichannel electronic retailer. He will serve on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

    Currently chief executive officer of the LCH Enterprises consulting firm, Hobbs previously served as chief operating officer of Time Warner Cable and also held executive positions at AOL Tim Warner, Turner Broadcasting System and CSPAN.

    Hobbs earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from ASU in 1984.

    Posted Fall 2014


  • Judge E. Scott Frost Class of 1984

    Judge E. Scott Frost was nominated by President Obama to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in March 2016. He has served as a magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas since 2011. 

    Posted 2016


  • Norma Jennings Class of 1984

    Norma Jennings published her second romantic mystery novel, “Passenger from Greece,” in October 2015 and was named a winner in the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Book Awards in December 2015.

    Posted 2016


  • Stephen Schwartz Class of 1984

    Stephen Schwartz (1984) was named the Kerrville Daily Times 2017 Bill Dozier Citizen of the Year at the 95th annual Kerrville Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet in the fall of 2017.

    Posted 2018


  • Alvin New Class of 1984

    Alvin New (1984) was appointed to the Texas Transportation Commission by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in February 2018. The five-member Texas Transportation Commission oversees the Texas Department of Transportation to ensure the department best serves Texas taxpayers. New is a former San Angelo mayor and former CEO of Town & Country Food Stores.

    Posted 2018


  • Alan “A.J.” Moore Class of 1985

    Alan “A.J.” Moore was named CEO of the San Angelo YMCA in March 2017. Moore has been at the YMCA since 2004 and also served as an assistant track and field coach at ASU from 2000-04.

    Posted 2017


  • David Etheredge Class of 1985

    David Etheredge, professor of biology at South Plains College, received SPC’s 2014 Faculty Excellence Award for his efforts in teaching, supporting and inspiring students.

    An SPC faculty member since 1988, Etheredge earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from ASU in 1985 and his master’s in biology from ASU in 1987. He also holds an associate degree from Western Texas College.

    Posted Fall 2014


  • Rev. Darren L. Skinner Class of 1985

    Rev. Darren L. Skinner was appointed as the new pastor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Las Cruces, N.M., in July 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Laura Lynn Keith Class of 1986

    Laura Lynn Keith was inducted into the International Nurses Association concurrent with her publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Nursing magazine in July 2016. She is an RN at Home Health Services of MKM in Mason.

    Posted 2016


  • Betsy Choate Class of 1986

    Betsy Choate (1986), a sixth-grade teacher at Gilbert Intermediate School in Stephenville, was inducted into Tarleton State University’s Crystal Apple Society during a ceremony in May 2018. The Crystal Apple Society was formed by the TSU College of Education in 2012 to honor educators who have made a positive impact on the lives of students.

    Posted 2018


  • Brad Burnett Class of 1986

    Brad Burnett was named chief financial officer (CFO) for the City of Weatherford in November 2015.

    Posted 2016


  • Barry Kniffen Class of 1986

    Barry Kniffen was inducted into the Texas Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame in December 2015.

    Posted 2016


  • Martha Anne Langston Class of 1986

    Martha Anne Langston was honored in August of 2015 by Capital Who’s Who Branding for her distinguished accomplishments and contributions in the field of religious service. Langston is the secretary and ministry assistant at Belmore Baptist Church in San Angelo.

    Posted 2015


  • Kerry Therwhanger Class of 1986

    Kerry Therwhanger was hired as head football coach and athletic director for the Timpson Independent School District in January 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Jessica Robledo Class of 1986

    Jessica Robledo was sworn in as the new police chief of Pflugerville in February 2017. She previously served as the only female assistant chief in the Austin Police Department.

    Posted 2017


  • Mitchell G. Perry Class of 1986

    Mitchell G. Perry was elected in July of 2015 as the 2015-16 secretary of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

    Posted 2015


  • Erin Armstrong Class of 1986

    Eric Armstrong joined the newly rebranded National United Bank in Copperas Cove as president and loan officer in July 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Candis R. Hicks Class of 1986

    Candis R. Hicks was named a Distinguished Aluma of Howard Payne University in August 2017. She was honored during HPU Homecoming activities in October.

    Posted 2017


  • Jeffrey McCormick Class of 1986

    Jeffrey McCormick (1986) was named to the Board of Trustees for the San Angelo Health Foundation in May 2018. He is a managing partner at the Oliver, Rainey and Wojtek LLP accounting firm in San Angelo.

    Posted 2018


  • Kyle Longley Class of 1987

    Kyle Longley (1987) was named director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin in July 2018. He is just the fifth director of the LBJ Library since it opened in 1968.

    Posted 2018


  • Mike Hayworth Class of 1987

    Mike Haworth was promoted to police chief of the Pinellas Park Police Department in Florida in April of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Lonnie Hise Class of 1987

    Lonnie Hise was hired as the new superintendent for the Windthorst Independent School District near Wichita Falls in April 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Pam Cunningham Class of 1987

    Pam Cunninghamwas named executive vice president of Southside Bank in Tyler in September of 2014.

    Posted 2015


  • Ricky Peacock Class of 1987

    Ricky Peacock was named head football coach and athletic director at McCamey High School in May of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Robert P. Hunter Class of 1987

    Dr. Robert P. Hunter has been appointed as chief scientific officer of Parnell Inc., a pharmaceutical company that develops and manufactures innovative animal health solutions. He will direct global sales and marketing teams in 14 countries.

    Prior to joining Parnell, Hunter spent 10 years as a senior research and development director for Elanco, a division of Eli Lilly and Co. He has also taught veterinary pharmacology at Kansas State University and Louisiana State University, and previously worked in the animal health division of Pfizer Inc.

    Hunter earned his ASU bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1987. He also holds a master’s degree from Texas A&M University and a doctorate from Louisiana State.

    Posted Fall 2014


  • Brandon Barker Class of 1987

    Brandon Barker was named co-manager of First Financial Brokerage Services at First Financial Bank in Abilene in January 2017, along with fellow ASU alum Rick Howard.

    Posted 2017


  • Debbie Bynum Class of 1987

    Debbie Bynum was named the new professional development director for the Ector County Independent School District in Odessa in July 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Paul Michalewicz Class of 1987 & 2006

    Paul Michalewicz was hired in June of 2015 as the new superintendent for the Florence Independent School District.

    Posted 2015


  • Leroy Morales Class of 1988

    Leroy Morales (1988) was hired as the new executive director of human resources for the Huntsville Independent School District in April 2018. He previously held the same position in the Bryan ISD.

    Posted 2018


  • Tim Seymore Class of 1988

    Tim Seymore (1988), the superintendent of the Breckenridge Independent School District, was nominated for Texas Association of School Board’s Superintendent of the Year Award in July 2017.

    Posted 2018


  • Dr. Judi Whitis Class of 1988

    Dr. Judi Whitis was named superintendent of the Decatur Independent School District in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in June 2017. She previously served as superintendent of the Valley Mills ISD near Waco.

    Posted 2017


  • Lane Brinson Class of 1989

    Lane Brinson (1989) was promoted to director of purchasing for the University of Texas at San Antonio in June 2018. He started his UTSA career as purchasing manager in 2007 and has also served as assistant and associate director of purchasing prior to his promotion.

    Posted 2018


  • Michael E. Rickey Class of 1989

    Michael E. Rickey (1989) was named senior manager of Honda Marine in April 2018. In that capacity, he oversees total sales, operations and application engineering activities for the U.S. region.

    Posted 2018


  • Steven Jason Hall Class of 1989

    Steven Jason Hall was elected chief financial officer of Behringer Harvard Opportunity REIT II Inc. by the company’s board of directors in October of 2014.

    Posted 2015


  • Randy Penson Class of 1989

    Randy Pensonwas named the assistant director for global safety and risk management in the Global Education Office at Virginia Tech University in July of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Tony Lombardi Class of 1989

    Tony Lombardi, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, was hired as the new director of the Gillespie County Airport in Fredericksburg, Texas, in March 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Lane Porter Class of 1989

    Lane Porterwas named president of Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association at the organization’s 100th anniversary celebration in July of 2015 in Kerrville.

    Posted 2015


  • Heather Tessmer Class of 1989

    Heather Tessmer was named a 2014 Outstanding Lawyer by the San Antonio Business Journal and was honored at a ceremony in November of 2014.

    Posted 2015


  • Richy Womack Class of 1989

    Richy Womack was elected to the Board of Directors of City National Bank in Colorado City in January of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Cheryl A. Fuller Class of 1989

    Cheryl A. Fuller has been appointed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas, where she will advocate in the vocational rehabilitation process for people with disabilities.

    An Austin resident, Fuller is assistant commissioner of the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Division for Rehabilitative Services and a past director of the Texas Workforce Investment Council.

    Fuller received her ASU bachelor’s degree in 1989.

    Posted Fall 2014


  • Jaime Limas Class of 1989

    Jaime Limas was named district executive for the Buffalo Mountain District of the Texas Trails Boy Scout Council in November 2016.

    Posted 2017


  • Carolyn Mullican Class of 1989

    Carolyn Mullican, a teacher at East Ridge Elementary School in Sweetwater, was named the Region 14 Elementary Teacher of the Year in August 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Dan Vera Class of 1989

    Dan Vera was hired as director of human resources for the Manor Independent School District just north of Austin in March 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Tommy T. Hudson Class of 1989

    Tommy T. Hudson retired as deputy city manager of the City of Midland in February 2017 after having served in Midland city government since 1994.

    Posted 2017


  • Kim Spicer Class of 1989 & 1995

    Kim Spicerwas named the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Wylie Independent School District in August of 2015.

    Posted 2015