Alumni denoted by an asterisk (*) are members of the North Texas Exes
Rodney Rylander, Delicias, Costa Rica, says UNT taught him how to learn, so after 12 successful careers and living at Earthaven Ecovillage for the last five years, he is organizing the Aristotle Gathering Dec. 28 to Jan. 24 at the Costa Rica International Center for Sustainability.
Bobby Joe Harrison (’71 M.B.A.), San Diego, Calif., worked in the oil business and in real estate in Houston before moving to San Diego in 1985 to join Circle K Corp. He later worked for McKellar Development and Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. He served on the board of the Del Mar Chamber of Commerce prior to his stroke in 1994. Friends may e-mail him at email@example.com.
*Frank D. Bracken, Dallas, has been named national board chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He joined Haggar Clothing in 1963 as a management trainee and was named president and chief operating officer in 1994. He received UNT’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1995.
*June Johnson Hogue, Lubbock, was promoted to professor in the Wayland Baptist University System. She has served at the Lubbock campus as coordinator for graduate and undergraduate studies in education for five years. Last year, she was recognized as Lubbock’s Woman of the Year. At North Texas, she was a Green Jacket. Her husband, former student Jerry Hogue, is superintendent for the Slaton ISD and a field service agent with the Education Service Center Region 17. They have a son, a daughter and six grandchildren.
John Forster, Little Rock, Ark., U.S. magistrate judge for the eastern district of Arkansas, has been selected Judge of the Year for 2007 by the Pulaski County Bar Association in Arkansas.
Harvey E. Solganick (’68 M.Ed.), Dallas, was appointed professor of humanities at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He was the founding headmaster for Prestonwood Academy of Dallas and has taught at LeTourneau University in Longview, at Missouri College in St. Louis and in the Dallas County Community College District. He has traveled and lectured in Germany, Sweden, Russia and China.
Ann Gray Laurence (’04 M.S.), Lubbock, is the senior director of education at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Garrison Institute on Aging. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.
*Roger Durham, Dallas, has been appointed associate judge of the municipal court of the city of Forney.
Jim Mathis, Lawrenceville, Ga., has retired from Nestle-USA after a 30-year career as a regional sales manager. He won awards for having the No. 1 sales region in the country many times during his career. He continues to work part-time as a merchandising consultant, and he and his wife travel each year.