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Alumni denoted by an asterisk (*) are members of the North Texas Exes


Joe Stephenson, Bullard, retired after more than 29 years at ExxonMobil corporate headquarters in Houston. He and his wife have relocated to Bullard, where their retirement home has been completed. They have two sons and two grandsons.


Aaron Bonds, Corpus Christi, was reappointed to the Intergovernmental Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Board by the Nueces County Commissioners Court. He also serves as the Association of Texas Professional Educators Region 2 vice president and spoke at a Frank Glazier football clinic in Dallas in February.


Roy Bynum Petty, Pennington, N.J., who attended UNT from 1969 to 1974, is the recipient of the Otto Hofmann Memorial Literary Prize, presented by the American Institute of Organbuilders. The cash prize is awarded for original research in organbuilding. He was cited especially for his essays on the M.P. Möller Organ Co., published in the Journal of American Organbuilding.


Pat Cornelison, Medford, Mass., was promoted to principal for Arrowstreet, a firm based in Somerville, Mass., that provides architecture, planning, interior design and graphic design services.

Jane Swanson Shelton Merz ('76 M.L.S.), Richardson, retired in January as director of library services for the city of Richardson after 30 years of service. She says it was a lucky accident that she became a librarian, and it has been "the best career in the world." She is looking forward to finally having time to read, as well as traveling, learning to play golf and starting a gourmet cooking club with friends.


Harold E. Adler, ('84 M.S.), Plano, is vice president and chief operations officer of Cedar Crest Farm and Vineyard in Denton. He is the author of two spy novels, Alone on Watch and Mantle of Spies, and is writing his third. He says his first case of wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon, will be ready in three years.

Deborah A. Jones, Seattle, Wash., is co-founder and president of Save Darfur Washington State, which received the 2007 Seattle Human Rights Award. As event manager for a local school for the homeless, she helped raise more than $650,000 at two events. She also serves on the national board of directors of the Women's Leadership Forum and conducts speaker training seminars.


*James Pumphrey ('82 M.M.), Roeland Park, Kan., accepted a position as a senior systems engineer with the Cerner Corp. of Kansas City. He is working in the CernerWorks division as a member of the global performance management team. He previously worked for 10 years with IBM in Boulder, Colo., as an IT specialist.

Hollis Walker ('84 M.J.), Santa Fe, N.M., won first place for general nonfiction book in the National Federation of Press Women's annual communications contest for Zink: The Language of Enchantment in September. She is director of Victoria Price Art and Design and has written hundreds of articles and essays for newspapers, magazines and books. She writes a weekly art criticism column for the Albuquerque Journal North.


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