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  • 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


  • 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


  • Rosa Avendaño Class of 1996 & 2004

    Rosa Avendaño was named the new principal at Keyes Elementary School in the Irving Independent School District in June of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Charlotte Stovall Class of 1996 and 2007

    Charlotte Stovall (1996 & 2007), former principal at Coahoma High School and current director of curriculum and instruction for the Coahoma ISD, was named the ESC Region 18 Outstanding Principal of the Year for 2016-17 by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals in October 2017.

    Posted 2018


  • Rebecca Cline Class of 1998 & 2006

    Rebecca Cline was named the new principal at Lincoln Middle School in the San Angelo Independent School District in July of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Lori Barton Class of 1999 and 2005

    Lori Barton (1999 & 2005), principal of Fort Concho Elementary School in San Angelo, was named the Rhosine Fleming Campus Administrator of the Year by the Texas School Counselor Association in January 2018. She was also named a 2018 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas in March 2018.

    Posted 2018


  • Crystal Parker Class of 2000

    Crystal Parker, an attorney at Jackson Walker LLP in Dallas, was selected to the “Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list by Thomson Reuters. The list was published in the April 2016 issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

    Posted 2016


  • Dana Cooper Class of 2000

    Dana Cooper, an associate professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University, was featured in the documentary “Million Dollar Princesses” on the Smithsonian Channel that aired in January of 2015. She was also named to Nerdwallet.com’s list of “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire” for 2015 in March.

    Posted 2015


  • Ben Adams Class of 2000

    Ben Adams was promoted to interactive editor at the Odessa American newspaper in October 2015.

    Posted 2016


  • Mark Woods Class of 2000

    Mark Woods joined People Bank in Lubbock as vice president in January 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Bobby Vaughn Class of 2000

    Bobby Vaughn was named the new director of accounting for the Rockwall Independent School District near Dallas in June 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Dr. Mark Boyle Class of 2000

    Dr. Mark Boylewas named medical director of First Choice Emergency Room’s Houston-Jones Road facility in Houston in October of 2014.

    Posted 2015


  • Dr. Quentin Wright Class of 2000 & 2002

    Dr. Quentin Wright was named the new vice president of instruction at Lone Star College-Tomball in June of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Jamie Robinson Class of 2001

    Jamie Robinson (2001) was named principal of the new Van Raub Elementary School in the Boerne (Texas) Independent School District in October of 2017.

    Posted 2018

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  • Rachel Conover Class of 2001

    Rachel Conover (2001), a faculty member at Eastern New Mexico University, received a 2018 Teaching Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in April 2018.

    Posted 2018


  • Chad Ellis Class of 2001

    Chad Ellis was selected as the Society for Range Management’s 2015 Young Range Professional Award at the society’s annual meeting in February of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Chris Evans Class of 2001

    Chris Evans was named the new head football coach at Wheeler High School, the Class 2A high school for Wheeler in the Texas panhandle, in June 2017. He left San Angelo Lake View High School after being on the Chiefs coaching staff since 2009.

    Posted 2017


  • Mason Vaughan Class of 2001

    Mason Vaughan was named president of the First National Bank of Eldorado in February 2017. He first joined the FNB staff as a vice president in 2003.

    Posted 2017


  • Brice Foster Class of 2002

    Brice Foster was named vice president of First United Bank in Lubbock in January 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Amanda J. Fawver Class of 2002

    Amanda “A.J.” Fawver (2002) was named the new director of planning for the City of Lubbock in May 2018. She previously served as the director of planning for the City of Amarillo.

    Posted 2018

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  • Wendy Boatright Class of 2002

    Wendy Boatright (2002) took a job as a fifth-grade teacher at Mt. Eccles Elementary School in Cordova, Alaska, in July 2018.

    Posted 2018


  • Kristen Krager Class of 2002

    Kristen Krager (2002) was named senior director of broadcast media for the Calise Partners integrated marketing agency in Dallas in May 2018.

    Posted 2018


  • Sterlin Gilbert Class of 2002

    Sterlin Gilbert was named offensive coordinator at University of South Florida in January 2017.

    Posted 2017

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  • Johnnie Fair Class of 2002

    Johnnie Fair was named head football coach at Killeen Shoemaker High School in April 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Henry Gonzales Class of 2002

    Henry Gonzales was named head boys soccer coach at San Angelo Lake View High School in June 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Justin Carrigan Class of 2002

    Justin Carrigan was named the first-ever head football coach at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa in January of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Delia Cullins Class of 2002

    Delia Cullins was promoted in February of 2015 to assistant vice president of operations at TexasBank in Brownwood.

    Posted 2015


  • Matthew Gutierrez Class of 2002

    Dr. Matthew Gutierrez was hired as the new superintendent of the Seguin Independent School District near San Antonio in July 2017.

    Posted 2017

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  • Dr. Jason Skelton Class of 2002

    Dr. Jason Skeltonwas named the new principal at San Angelo’s Holiman Elementary School in July of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Lara Nelson Class of 2002

    Lara Nelson was named the new assistant principal at Upland Heights Elementary School in the Frenship Independent School District near Abilene in June 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Stacy Pierson Class of 2002

    Stacy Pierson (2002) was promoted to executive director of school operations and student success for the Cold Spring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District in January 2018.

    Posted 2018

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  • Rob Cook Class of 2002 & 2004

    Rob Cook (2002 & 2004), pasture and range consultant for the Noble Research Institute, was named the Texas Section Society for Range Management’s 2017 Outstanding Young Range Professional at the organization’s annual meeting in October 2017.

    Posted 2018

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  • Jennifer Yarbrough Class of 2003

    Jennifer Yarbrough (2003) was named the Texas Association of Secondary School Principal’s Region 15 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year in September 2017. She is also an adjunct instructor in the ASU Teacher Education Department.

    Posted 2018


  • Clint Askins Class of 2003

    Clint Askins (2003) was named the new superintendent for the Miles (Texas) Independent School District in May 2018. His appointment was effective in June.

    Posted 2018


  • Angela Taylor Class of 2003

    Angela Taylor (2003) joined the CBS North Carolina (WNCN-Raleigh) team as an evening news anchor in March 2018.

    Posted 2018

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  • David N. Williams Class of 2003

    David N. Williams was appointed as an equity research associate on the Drexel Hamilton LLC brokerage firm’s Semiconductor Research Team in October 2015.

    Posted 2016


  • Sarah Teaff Class of 2003

    Sarah Teaff was named the new chief operating officer of St. Luke Community Healthcare in Ronan, Mont., in December 2016.

    Posted 2017


  • Tony Vu Class of 2003

    Tony Vu reached the 100-win mark as head boys’ soccer coach at San Angelo Central High School in January 2017. He is the first Central soccer coach to reach that mark.

    Posted 2017


  • Whitney Bownds Class of 2003

    Whitney Bowndswas promoted to loan officer at the Commercial Bank in Mason in January of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Courtney Levens Class of 2003

    Courtney Levens was named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s new family and consumer sciences agent for Brown County in October 2016.

    Posted 2017


  • Mary Guerra Class of 2003

    Mary Guerra, medical director for Banfield Pet Hospital’s Dallas-Fort Worth Central District, was profiled in Healthy Hispanic Living magazine in January 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Gabriel Lopez Class of 2003

    Gabriel Lopez was named principal of West Briar Middle School in the Houston Independent School District in July 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Robin Graves Class of 2004

    Robin Graves, Miles Junior High and High School principal, was named the 2015-16 Region XV Principal of the Year by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals in February 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Martha Saucedo Class of 2004

    Martha Saucedo was named the Texas Association of School Administrators’ 2016 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year in October 2015. She teaches family consumer science in the Brady ISD. She also won a Leadership Award for secondary teachers at the 2016 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony in San Antonio in May 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Valerie Beesley Class of 2004

    Valerie Beesley (2004) was hired as a public relations account supervisor at Bloom Communications in Austin in October 2017.

    Posted 2018


  • Doray Hill Class of 2004

    Doray Hill (2004) was hired as the new city administrator for Three Rivers in South Texas in August 2018. He previously served as an associate professor of government at Howard College in San Angelo.

    Posted 2018


  • Lindsey Threadgill Class of 2004

    Lindsey Threadgill (2004) was named 2017-18 Teacher of the Year for Coble Middle School in the Mansfield Independent School District in March 2018. She is chair of the Special Education Department and the Content Mastery teacher at CMS.

    Posted 2018


  • Kayla Davidson Class of 2004

    Kayla Davidsonpublished a children’s book titled “The Ride” through Virtuous Books for Kids in February of 2015. She is also the author of “Daddy’s Little Squirrel.”

    Posted 2015


  • Robert Moore Class of 2004

    Robert Moore was honored for completing the year-long Leadership Texarkana community leadership program in April 2016. He is a senior vice president with Wells Fargo Business Banking in Texarkana.

    Posted 2016


  • Kirk Byrd Class of 2004

    Kirk Byrd was named the new head coach and athletic director at Crane High School in April of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Scott Larrabee Class of 2004

    Scott Larrabee was hired as the new head coach of the girls’ basketball team at Sehome High School in Bellingham, Wash., in May 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Kayla Hons Class of 2005

    Kayla Hons was named vice president and loan officer of Community National Bank in Mineral Wells in March 2017.

    Posted 2017

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  • Morgan Chegwidden Class of 2005

    Morgan Chegwidden was promoted to director of animal services for the City of San Angelo in June 2017. She had previously served as the city’s budget manager. She was also named a “20 Under 40” honoree by the San Angelo Standard-Times for 2016.

    Posted 2017


  • Zach Ramirez Class of 2005 & 2011

    Zach Ramirezin July of 2015 was named the new principal at Goliad Elementary School in the San Angelo Independent School District.

    Posted 2015


  • Colt Bradford Class of 2006

    Colt Bradford (2006) was hired as the new football defensive coordinator and girls’ powerlifting coach at Bullard (Texas) High School in July 2018.

    Posted 2018


  • Kyle Youngblood Class of 2006

    Kyle Youngblood was hired as the Texas AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Throckmorton County in December of 2014.

    Posted 2015


  • Jenette Spurbeck Class of 2006

    Jenette Spurbeck was promoted to assistant principal at Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Tenn., in July 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Dr. Elaine Dispo Class of 2006

    Dr. Elaine Dispo graduated with her Ph.D. in leadership from Our Lady of the Lake University in the fall of 2015.

    Posted 2016


  • Forrest Holt Class of 2006

    Forrest Holt was part of the production team that produced the “Pokémon Super Bowl” commercial that ran during the NFL Super Bowl in February 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Grant Freeman Class of 2006

    Grant Freeman was named the head football coach at Wichita Falls High School in April 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Aaryn Valenzuela Class of 2006

    Aaryn Valenzuela joined the news team at WALB-TV in Albany, Ga., as a weekend anchor and reporter in August of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Lori Loomis Boies Class of 2006

    Lori Loomis Boies, an instructor of biological sciences at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, was installed as the president of the Bexar County Medical Society Alliance in January 2017. She also serves as the vice president of communications for the Texas Medical Association Alliance.

    Posted 2017


  • James B. Campbell Class of 2006

    James B. Campbell, director of Robert Massie Funeral Home in San Angelo, was named the 2016-17 Funeral Director of the Year by the West Texas Funeral Directors Association in June 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Gena Fleming Class of 2006

    Gena Fleming was named the new principal at Camacho Elementary School in the Leander Independent School District just north of Austin in June 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Ben Lyons Class of 2006

    Ben Lyons was promoted to defensive coordinator of the Chiefs football team at San Angelo Lake View High School in August 2017. He has coached at Lake View since 2006.

    Posted 2017


  • Ashley Gould Class of 2007

    Ashley Gould was named head volleyball coach at San Angelo Lake View High School in June 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Jayson Wilhelm Class of 2007

    Jayson Wilhelm was named head football coach and athletic director at Menard High School in May 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Kevin Pope Class of 2007

    Kevin Pope (2007) was named the head boys basketball coach at Weatherford (Texas) High School in May 2018.

    Posted 2018


  • Chelsea Smith Class of 2007

    Chelsea Smith (2007) won the SAISD Teacher of the Year Award for Austin Elementary School in May 2018.

    Posted 2018


  • Cory Robinson Class of 2007

    Cory Robinson was promoted to curator of history at San Angelo’s Fort Concho National Historic Landmark in August of 2015. He has been at Fort Concho for 13 years.

    Posted 2015


  • Dr. Betty Murray Class of 2007

    Dr. Betty Murray (2007) joined Mercy Clinic in Joplin, Mo., as an internal medicine physician in September 2017.

    Posted 2018


  • Jenna Turnage Class of 2007

    Jenna Turnage (2007) was named the new director of corporate partnerships for the Charleston (S.C.) Metro Chamber of Commerce in May 2018.

    Posted 2018

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  • Molly McDonough Class of 2007

    Molly McDonough began her second postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution in February 2016. While an undergraduate at ASU, she discovered a new species of bat now called Eumops Wilsoni.

    Posted 2016


  • Alex Yarbrough Class of 2007

    Alex Yarbrough was one of two nominees for president-elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association in January 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Carolyn Zapata Class of 2007

    Carolyn Zapata was hired as the new dean of nursing at Ranger College in September 2015. She previously taught nursing for eight years at Tarleton State University.

    Posted 2016


  • Cody Allen Class of 2007

    Cody Allen, a special agent with the Texas Department of Public Safety, received the DPS’ William P. Clements Excellence Award for outstanding service in February 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Laura Brandenburg Class of 2007

    Laura Brandenburg was named dean of the School of Languages and Literature at Wayland Baptist University in October 2016.

    Posted 2017


  • Megan Hastings Class of 2007

    Megan Hastings was recognized with a 2016 Impact Award: Four for the Future by the Auto Care Association in September 2016. The award honors four aftermarket professionals age 40 or younger who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry. Hastings is the digital marketing and training manager for Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc.

    Posted 2017

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  • Jessica Ray Class of 2008

    Jessica Ray was named Canyon High School Teacher of the Year in February 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Fred Dietz Class of 2008

    Fred Dietz was hired as the new head football coach and athletic director at Coahoma High School in July of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Jason Brock Class of 2008

    Jason Brock (2008) was hired as the defensive secondary coach and assistant basketball and track coach at Sweetwater (Texas) High School in August 2018.

    Posted 2018


  • Holly Hartsfield Class of 2008

    Holly Hartsfield (2008), a third-grade math teacher, won the SAISD Teacher of the Year Award for Bowie Elementary School in May 2018.

    Posted 2018


  • Melissa A. McCullough Class of 2008

    Melissa A. McCullough was hired as director of operations planning for High Steel Structures in Lancaster, Penn., in May 2017.

    Posted 2017


  • Amy Dennis Class of 2008 & 2010

    Amy Dennis was named director of the new West Texas Teacher Training Residency Program at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in March 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Kristyn Ward Class of 2009

    Kristyn Ward joined the City of San Angelo staff in February 2016 as healthy communities coordinator.

    Posted 2016


  • Dr. Joshua McGinty Class of 2009

    Dr. Joshua McGinty was named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist for South Texas in September of 2014.

    Posted 2015


  • Grant Walker Class of 2009

    Grant Walker (2009), a business consultant with FASTSIGNS International Inc., was one of only 36 young professionals worldwide chosen in March 2018 to join the International Sign Association’s Elite Program, recognizing the next generation of sign, graphics and visual communications industry leaders.

    Posted 2018


  • Jourmain Matta Class of 2009

    Jourmain Matta (2009) was named the new head football coach at Bronte High School in West Texas in May 2018.

    Posted 2018


  • Blake Bien Class of 2009

    Blake Bien (2009), an eighth-grade math teacher, won the SAISD Teacher of the Year Award for Glenn Middle School in May 2018.

    Posted 2018


  • Thomas Tipton Class of 2009

    Thomas Tipton (2009) was named head football coach and athletic director at Richland Spring High School in March 2018.

    Posted 2018


  • Lindsay Carr Class of 2009 & 2011

    Lindsay Carr was named the new principal at Belaire Elementary School in the San Angelo Independent School District in July 2016.

    Posted 2016

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