B. Todd Blankenship,
Leonard, married Polly Knight on July 21. He is employed with the
North Texas Division of Coca-Cola Enterprises as branch manager
in Lawton, Okla.
Pleasanton, Calif., is the fuel supply and production manager for
Calpine Corp.s Western Region Office in Pleasanton. Calpine
is the nations largest independent producer of natural gas-fired
(Ph.D.), Portage, Ind., was promoted to vice president of educational
resources of Moody Bible Institute. He has worked for MBI for the
past eight years.
M. Lis Melendez-Shanks,
Leander, and her husband, Glenn, celebrated the birth of their first
child, Hunter William, in May. Melendez-Shanks
is a reading recovery teacher with the Austin ISD.
K. Wilson III (99
M.Ed.), Keller, is the high school principal at Aubrey High School.
He had served as assistant principal at Fossil Ridge High School
Lori Thornton Allen,
Ballwin, Mo., was awarded an E. Desmond Lee Fellowship to pursue
a graduate certificate in museum studies and a master of arts degree
in history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She and her
husband celebrated the birth of their daughter, Miranda Catherine,
in December 1999 and relocated from Houston to St. Louis in June
Columbia, Md., married James Moore in June 2000. She was recently
promoted to program manager at Research Planning Inc. and will directly
support its Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime contract.
(Ph.D.), Decatur, was presented with the American Society of Clinical
Pathologists Regional Associate Member Award for the South Central
Region in March. Jones is an instructor of clinical biochemistry
at Texas Christian University.
Angela J. Benson,
Dallas, received the VIP Service Excellence Award for 2000. She
is a graduate of Leadership Richardson Class XVI and is a real estate
Evanston, Ill., received a juris doctor degree from Northwestern
University School of Law in Chicago in May. She is an associate
at Jenner & Block, a Chicago-based law firm.
Brent W. Baker,
Weatherford, is the associate dean of external affairs at Weatherford
Lancaster, works for a major communications company. She is married
to Shawn D. Biggers (96), and
they have a 2-year-old son, Mason.
Fullerton, Calif., received his juris doctor degree from Western
State University College of Law in December 2000. He passed the
California Bar Examination in February and now works in criminal,
family and immigration law.
Hubert A. Feast,
Garland, married Celeste D. Ball in May.
Bedford, is director of bands for Medlin Middle School in the Northwest
ISD. He was head band director in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD for
the past six years. He and his wife, Tanya
Hassell (95), reside in Bedford with their daughter,
(97 M.A.), Austin, is pursuing a doctorate in interpersonal
communication studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She
received an academic appointment at UT as an assistant instructor
for the Department of Communication Studies.
Raleigh K. Dailey
(M.M.), Lexington, Ky., is a lecturer in jazz studies at the University
of Kentucky and is working on a doctorate. He performs with the
Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra and is pianist and chief arranger
for the DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra.
Pflugerville, and her husband, Doug, celebrated the birth of twin
daughters, Megan and Ashlyn, in July.
Tabatha A. Melia,
Arvada, Colo., married Stehlin Crawford in Estes Park, Colo., in
(M.P.A.), Garland, is the assistant to the city manager at Fort
Worth. She previously was the grant and contract compliance administrator
for the Dallas city auditors office.
Arlington, completed three years of Peace Corps service in Ghana
in August. She taught chemistry at a senior secondary school for
two years and served as a gender and youth development volunteer
coordinator for one year.
Brian M. Brennan,
Rockaway, N.J., graduated from Rutgers Law School in May. He works
at Lowenstein Sandler in Roseland, N.J., practicing white-collar
College Station, is the catering sales manager at the College Station
Hilton Hotel & Conference Center. She and her husband, Denis,
have a 2-year-old daughter, Haley.
(M.S.), Madison, Ala., is a staff physicist with Mission Research
Corp. in the companys Huntsville, Ala., office.
Springfield, Mo., received his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
He works in the copyright department of Warner/Chappell Music in
Santa Monica, Calif.
II, Irving, is an associate at Walsh,
Anderson, Brown, Schulze & Aldridge PC in Irving.
(Ed.D.), Grapevine, is founder and director of Private Schools Interscholastic
Association, an extracurricular academic program for students in
first through eighth grades.
John M. Alford
(M.A.), Marshall, was awarded a two-year George H.W. Bush Fellowship
from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at
Denton, married Tyra D. Vassey (00)
(M.F.A.), Normangee, works at Barbara Moss Insurance Agency in Normangee.
He previously worked for Wells Fargo Bank.
Addison, is an account executive at dawson|duncan, a marketing and
communications company. She previously worked at Gleason/Calise
Associates, Michael & Partners and TechCom Partners.