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January 2020 Class Notes

01.08.2020 | By:
Texas Wesleyan Alumni Class Notes

Carol Ann Fowler Jones ’73 is now the assistant music director at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Mitchell, SD.

Richard Burt ’80 was recently named to Trinity Bank’s board of directors.

Darcy L. Knapp-Fricks ’80 has been honored as a Prominent Business Leader for three consecutive years, 2018, 2019 and with esteemed early admission for 2020, by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide for her outstanding contributions and great success in the fields of agriculture, real estate, investments and self-storage.

Letatia Teykl ’92 was recently named the executive director of Levitt Pavilion Arlington.

Michael Sawey ’94 and April Sawey ’94, ’98 co-authored a textbook entitled Issues in Biology. The book, which was written to appeal to non-biology majors, is being marketed to universities throughout the US and Canada.

Chris Andrews ’97 was named CIO for Pei Wei Asian Kitchen.

Debbie Eoff MEd ’98 was honored as a “Woman of Distinction” by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas in September. The organization honors local women leaders “whose dynamic leadership, professional accomplishments, and community contributions inspire us all to make the world a better place.”

Abbey Griffin '98 recently received her real estate license and is joining her husband Wes Griffin '98 as a top-tier team for Keller Williams Realty.

Amanda Rutland ’00 has been named the Director of Visitor Experience at the historic Ford House in Grosse Point Shores, MI.

Daphne Brookins ’01 was elected and sworn in as a member of the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education, representing District 4. She was also reappointed by Gov. Abbott to the OneStar National Service Commission, which oversees Texas’ participation in Corporation for National and Community Service programs.

Sandy Martinez ’01 is the new chair elect for the Hispanic Women’s Network – Fort Worth chapter, the largest chapter in Texas. She will serve as chair for the 2021-2022 term.

Katerina Taylor ’01 has been named the new executive director of WorkSource Atlanta, the city’s workforce agency that provides job seekers with resources to attain sustainable employment.

Katrina Vice O’Con ’02 (MSNA) and ’16 (DNAP) was elected to the office of President for the Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She is married to C. David O’Con ’99 and together they own and manage a successful CRNA-only anesthesia practice in Central Louisiana.

Hank Sinatra '04 recently wrote and published his first novel, The Bone-Handled Stiletto.

Amy (Barnett) Suson ’04 and husband Rusty welcomed Madilyn Elizabeth to their family in November of 2018. If Madilyn decides to become a Ram, she will be a third generation Texas Wesleyan attendee.

June Johnson ’06 was recently promoted to Circulation Librarian with faculty tenure track right here at Texas Wesleyan. She graduated with her master’s in library science from Texas Women’s University in 2012.

Martin Garcia ’09 JD ’12 is currently serving as the president of Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association.

Meghan ’10 and Jackson Lopez ’11 welcomed a daughter into their family in September of 2018. Meghan recently graduated with her master’s in Nursing Administration from UTA and was hired as the Director of Nursing for a facility in west Texas. Jackson is working as a professor for Weatherford College and TCC Trinity River Campus.

Keren McCulloch ‘10 is the co-founder and musical director of On the Wings of Song, a multi-faceted music ministry that provides underserved populations with support and encouragement through music.

Maria Brown-Spence ’15 received a large grant from Impact Austin for the non-profit organization she started, Hearts2Heal.

Jace Gaston ’15 was named the cheer coach at SAGU in Waxahachie, TX.

Morgan Kirkpatrick '15 graduated from medical school and will complete a 5 year general surgery residency in Orlando. 

Jacob Rivera-Sanchez '15 served as guest director for MPMStudioTheatre’s production of “Baby!” last fall.

Emilio Castrellon '16 and Esperanza Sandoval were married in June 2019.

Mary Grim ’18 started a new job teaching music at Uplift Ascend Preparatory school.

Kim Owen ’19 started a new job teaching at Barbara Bush Middle School in Irving, TX.

Pamela Parra ’19 welcomed a baby boy, Nicolas, in December. 

Alfredo Tamayo ’19 started a new job teaching theatre at Danny Jones Middle School in Mansfield, TX.

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