New York, N.Y., has been commissioned for a new ballet by the Buglisi/Foreman Dance Co.
featuring the New York Choral Society. This is the third collaboration
for composer DeSpain and choreographer Donlin Foreman and the final
installment in their "jazz triptych."
Cypress, was promoted to database marketing manager for the
Houston Chronicle, where he has been employed for five years.
He worked for NationsBank/Bank of America in Dallas for
10 years. He and his
wife have three children.
Fort Worth, interim director at the Fort Worth Museum
of Science and History,
has been elected to the board of directors of the Association
of Children's Museums for a two-year term through May
Jackquice Smith-Mahdi ('99
M.S.), Fort Worth, has joined Washburn University in Topeka,
Kan., as assistant professor of criminal justice. She previously
served as a teaching fellow
at Oklahoma State
Arlington, is the new emergency management coordinator for the
city of Arlington. He had been the assistant coordinator for
the Lower Colorado River Authority in Austin since 2000.
A. Woestman (Ph.D.),
Pittsburg, Kan., is history education director at Pittsburg State
University. A Teaching American History grant proposal she wrote
is being funded by the U.S. Department of Education for more
than $750,000. The grant will allow middle school and high school
teachers in southeast Kansas to
earn master's degrees through summer workshops and online
classes taught by PSU faculty and nationally known historians.
E. Pries Baros,
her husband, Paul, welcomed their first child, Kate Elizabeth,
(M.S., '03 Ph.D.), Salisbury, Md., is a new assistant professor
of mathematics for the Penn State University DuBois campus. He
formerly was a mathematics teaching fellow at UNT and an adjunct
professor at TWU. He recently defended his doctoral dissertation, "The
Study of Translation Equivalence
on Integer Lattices."
(Ph.D.), Arkadelphia, Ark., was honored with the Lena Goodwin
Trimble Professor of Music endowed chair
at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the director of bands and
chair of music education at OBU.
McKinney, a certified financial planner, is the president and
co-founder of Olimpio Neu & Associates Inc., a registered
investment advisory firm based in Dallas.
Ponder, and her husband, Brandon, welcomed their first child,
Ainsley Grace, in March 2003. They celebrated five years of marriage in June.
Fort Worth, married Sebastiano Leoni on June 14, 2003, in Cavelese,
Italy, in the Dolomites. Family and friends from the United States,
France, Norway, Australia and many parts of Italy attended. Cristin
is the owner of Studio C Dance in Burleson. Sebastiano is a senior
product manager at Alcon Labs.
Monica White DeGrate and Eric
('99), DeSoto, and their daughter, Brieana, welcomed a new addition,
Xavier Conal DeGrate, to their family in November 2002.
Valley View, who earned her UNT degree in drawing and painting,
is now being exclusively represented by the Craighead Green Gallery
T. Starbuck, Amarillo,
is a project specialist for Pantex Plant Emergency Management.
Fort Worth, has been named associate circulation director for
Health magazine, published by Southern Progress Corp. based in
and Kimberly Duncan ('98), Dallas, were married Oct.
4 at the Southfork Hotel in Plano. Kimberly works in human
resources at Ericsson and is a part-time private flute teacher.
Christopher works for Metro PCS and is also working on independent
musical and narrative film projects.
Carol Ann Cozino,
Boyd, is teaching in the Azle ISD. She is a first-grade teacher
at Silver Creek Elementary
Dallas, was named a First Class Teacher of the Week
by Minyard Food Stores Inc. in October. She has taught for
six years, including four years at the Jimmie Tyler Brashear
Early Development Center in Dallas.
Round Rock, has launched a jewelry line titled "Jessica
McCambly — Organic Sculpture for the Body." The
collection, at Matthew Trent and Iota in Dallas, blends
traditional metalsmithing with untraditional found
objects and semi-precious stones.
Denton, appeared in Risk Theater Initiative's
2003-04 production of Waiting for Godot in the role
of Estragon. His former credits include the title role
in The Nerd at the North Texas Theatre.
Arlington, and Chris Sharp ('99), Fort
Worth, collaborated to write and score a full-length
stage musical, A New Muse, and won the John Howard Griffith
Award in Mansfield's 2003 Main Street Theatre Playwriting
Festival. The show was produced at the Main Street Theatre
in October, directed by Walker.
John Paul (M.S.),
Tecumseh, Okla., was named a lecturer in sociology and
anthropology at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. He
was formerly at Oklahoma State University.
Robnett and April
Fort Worth, were married in July
2003. Both are graduates of the College of Music. April is a
band director and Mark is a music repairman for Brook Mays Music