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June 2023 Class Notes

06.27.2023 | By: Alumni Relations
Texas Wesleyan Alumni Class Notes

Rams at Work


Christine Rollins ‘87 completed the coursework and earned the GRI designation from the Texas Association of Realtors. Additionally, she passed the Enrolled Agent exam and received her certification authorizing her to practice before the IRS on March 31, 2023.


Laure O’Neal ‘91 is proud to announce she joined Tarrant County College Foundation as Executive Director on March 20.

Dan Nowlan ’97 has been named Director of Research & Development and Regulatory Affairs" for Berryman Products, Inc.

Melissa Oden ‘97 was recently re-installed as President of the Texas Public Health Association.


Amber Calhoun ’11 gained the appointment of Vice President at Street Realty in its Brokerage Services Division.

Jeanette Martinez '12 made history becoming the first Latina to serve on Fort Worth's City Council

Peyton Prudhomme ’18 has been named the director of operations for Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team.

Creative Rams



Lu Nell Barnett Johnson ’82 (featured in image above) has written a book inspired by a cat she met during her travel in Germany.


Meredith Lucio '93 directed and produced the audio play Bad People.

Award-winning Rams


Quentin McGowan ’79 won the 2023 Tiny Batts Award for Service from Leadership Fort Worth.


Melondy Doddy- Munoz ’82 was selected as part of Fort Worth Business Press 40 under 40.

Julie Hatch Fairley ‘89  (featured in image above) was honored as May’s Woman of the Month in Fort Worth Woman.   

Rick Herring ’89 has won Neighbor of the Year from the Carter-Riverside Neighborhood Association.


Paige (Martin) McEachern ‘91(featured in image above) a 31-year veteran educator was chosen as Huffman ISD Region IV Elementary Principal of the Year.

Rams in Retirement


Charlotte (Wood) Cowser ‘69, retired after 53 years in the classroom.  Her career spanned 9 years in FWISD, 27 years in Aledo ISD, and 17 years at All Saints’ Episcopal School.  She and her husband, Charles L. Cowser ‘70, will be enjoying retirement together in Weatherford.


Doug Akins MBA '99 joined Texas Wesleyan School of Law in 1994 and has now retired from Texas A&M School of Law as Financial Aid Administrator.

Ramily Updates


Shay (Dial) Gipson ‘05 (featured in image above) married Gerald Gipson on November 11, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas.


Alumni Couple Lisa Huynh ’14 ‘15 and Richard Vyhane ’13 ‘18 welcomed a baby boy in August of 2022.


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