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Class Notes 2017

  • Carmen Antu-Montemayor Class of 1991

    Carmen Antu-Montemayor was named 2016-17 Secondary Teacher of the Year for the San Angelo Independent School District in April 2017.

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  • Jack Nowlin Class of 1991

    Dr. Jack Nowlin was named the new dean of the Texas Tech University School of Law in June 2017. He previously served as the senior associate dean, professor of law and Jessie D. Puckett Jr. Lecturer at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

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  • Mike Carter Class of 1991

    Mike Carter was named superintendent of the May Independent School District in September 2016.

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  • Amy McDaniel Class of 1992

    Amy McDaniel, a former sports editor for the ASU Rambouillet yearbook and Ram Page campus newspaper, was named the Texas Girls Coaches Association Division I Sports Writer of the Year in April 2017. Amy is a sports writer for the San Angelo Standard-Times.

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  • Dr. Merl Brandon Class of 1992

    Dr. Merl Brandon was named the new superintendent of the Stanton Independent School District in December 2016.

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  • Eric Cole Class of 1993

    Eric Cole won national titles in the Weight Throw and Super Weight Throw events and placed second in the Shot Put, all in the 45-49 age bracket, at the 2019 U.S.A. Track & Field Masters Indoor Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C., in March 2019. Then in July 2019, Cole won national titles in the Shot Put, Discus, Hammer Throw and 35-Pound Weight Throw events and placed third in the Javelin Throw at the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in Ames, Iowa. Cole is a former All-American thrower for the Rams.

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  • Jason Bannowsky Class of 1993

    Jason Bannowsky was named president of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ Association during the 104th Annual Convention in July 2019. He is a wool buyer for Lempriere USA Inc. and for SAMIL Pty in South Africa.

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  • Mohammad J. Zaki Class of 1993

    Mohammad J. Zaki, a professor of computer science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in January 2017.

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  • Kevin Harrington Class of 1993

    Kevin Harrington was profiled as one of the “52 Faces of Our Community” by the Midland Reporter-Telegram in May 2017. He is the president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society that provides financial assistant to Midland residents struggling to pay rent and utility bills.

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  • Cody Acree Class of 1994

    Cody Acree, a senior equity research analyst for Drexel Hamilton, was named by TIPRANKS in March 2017 as one of the 25 top analysts in the technology sector who generated the highest returns to investors in 2016.

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  • Marta Diffen Class of 1994

    Marta Diffen was hired as the new director of development for Schreiner University in Kerrville in August 2017.

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  • Dale Dunlap Class of 1994

    Dale Dunlap was named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services District 3 administrator for the Rolling Plains region in January 2017.

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  • Rick Howard Class of 1994

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

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  • Austin Clarkson Class of 1995

    Austin Clarkson was named the 2016-17 Secondary School Teacher of the Year for the Kerrville Independent School District in June 2017.

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  • Michelle Sipley Class of 1995

    Michelle Sipley was named the new director of financial aid at Syracuse University in September 2016.

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  • Deborah Campbell Class of 1996

    Deborah Campbell was named the 2017 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Texas Association of School Administrators.

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  • Lisa Taiclet Class of 1996

    Lisa Taiclet was named the 2016-17 Elementary Teacher of the Year for the San Angelo Independent School District in April 2017.

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  • Sam Robinson Class of 1996

    Sam Robinson was named the head football coach at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock in February 2017.

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  • Brian Christopher Lowe Class of 1997

    Brian Christopher Lowe was named the new principal at North Hopkins High School in the North Hopkins Independent School District near Sulphur Springs in Northeast Texas in March 2017.

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  • Dr. Shawn Wahl Class of 1997

    Dr. Shawn Wahl was named interim dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Missouri State University in April 2017. He previously served as chair of the ASU Communication and Mass Media Department.

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  • Dr. Jeffrey Durgin Class of 1997

    Dr. Jeffrey Durgin was appointed the new owner of Medical Spa of Midland, a leading provider of medical facial aesthetics, in August 2017. Durgin is a cosmetic surgeon with over 10 years of experience as a surgeon and educator. He graduated summa cum laude from ASU and then went to medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

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  • Kathryn E. Perez Class of 1998

    Kathryn Perez was named the new dean of admissions and records at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, in January 2019.

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