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Glenda Martin-Shirley
(formerly Glenda Holmes), Denton, graduated in December with an M.F.A. in painting from Texas Woman’s University. She is now an adjunct assistant professor at TWU and an associate professor at Collin County Community College in Plano. She is also the founder and director of Balance, a professional artists organization. Its members include fine artists of various media from the North Texas region.

Marti Wachtel
(M.S.), San Jose, Calif., was named chair of the Historic Landmarks Commission for the city of San Jose. She has been a member of the commission since 1998 and says she has long been an aficianado of historic preservation and architectural restoration.

Laura Gasbarrino
, Dallas, has been promoted to director of strategic purchasing for Cardinal Health. She is marrying Christopher Berry at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in June. Kasia Ochs (’92) and Annie Marx-Sullivan (’92) are in the wedding party.

Mark Gattis, Carrollton, is a vice president at Centrax Services Inc. in Plano. The company develops marketing software for financial institutions.

Eric Carter
, Austin, is pursuing an M.B.A. at St. Edward’s University in Austin and currently serves as the assistant emergency management coordinator for the Lower Colorado River Authority.

Shawny Figuerola-Ganus, Richardson, and her husband, Chris, celebrated the birth of their second child, Aaron Christopher, in November.

Amy Miller (’95 M.P.A.), Elgin, has earned the professional designation of certified economic developer. She has been the economic and community development director for the city of Elgin since 1996 and previously worked for the cities of Fort Worth, Dallas and Colleyville.

Andrew Milson (’95 M.Ed.) and Lori Milson (’92), Hewitt, celebrated the birth of their son, Colin James, in January. Andrew is an assistant professor in the School of Education at Baylor University.

Edward Walton (M.S.), Fair Grove, Mo., has been appointed the dean of the university library at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar.

Thomas Jeffrey Fryhover
(M.B.A.), Sutherlin, Ore., has been promoted to president of the Umpqua Feather Merchants fly fishing company, the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of flies. He is a board member of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association.

Brian S. Gadek, Plano, was hired as the director of operations for Dataflow Services, a banking software company. He has been in the software industry for six years.

Gary Gansle, Menlo Park, Calif., received the Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award from the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Volunteer Legal Services Program for providing employment law advice and training to nonprofit organizations. He has been an associate in the Employment Law Group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati since graduating from the University of Virginia’s School of Law in 1998.

Shelley West, Denver, has achieved national board certification as
a teacher. The yearlong process included assessments of teaching portfolios, student work samples and videotapes and an analysis of her classroom teaching and student learning.

Elaine Hosek Alguire
, Addison, is a product/catalog manager with the Accessory Group, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Bassett Furniture Industries. She married Tim Alguire in November 1999.

Jessica McCambly
, Brighton, Mass., is senior account manager-metro Boston for the Boston Beer Co. She is also designing a line of jewelry using found and recycled materials.

Giovanni C. Washington-Wright, Addison, married Kimmy L.M. Robinson (’99) in May.

Akira Sato
(M.M.), Dallas, is director of the Meadows Jazz Orchestra, a 20-member student ensemble at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts. He is a trumpet player and composer and at North Texas was a member of the One O’Clock Lab Band and director of the Three O’Clock Lab Band.



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