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Wesley Geary III ('81 M.B.A.), Aurora, Colo., won the International Outstanding Chief Business Officer award in 2007 at the annual Community College Business Officers conference. He is executive vice president and CFO for the Community College of Aurora. He previously served as controller and budget director at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colo., for 10 years, and was an assistant controller for the Colorado Community College System central office.

Michael J. Truncale (M.B.A.), Beaumont, an attorney in the firm of Orgain, Bell and Tucker LLP, was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas State University System Board of Regents. He and his wife, Denise Holland Truncale ('82 M.M.), have two daughters. His parents are the late Joseph Truncale ('47) and Ruth Henderson Truncale ('46, '47 M.M.).

Ron Whitehead (M.P.A.), Addison, was named North Texas Public Administrator of the Year by the North Texas chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. He has been the Addison city manager since 1982 and previously worked for the cities of Beaumont and Irving. The award was presented in April by Abraham Benavides, assistant professor in the UNT Department of Public Administration.


Ruth A. Taylor (Ph.D.), Austin, marketing professor at Texas State University, received a Fulbright Award to teach at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru, in July. She conducted a master's-level course on marketing and branding strategy as applied to textile wearing apparel. She is married to Leslie Milburn Taylor ('68).


Tobey S. Elliott, Irving, opened the T.S. Elliott Law Office in Coppell. His practice focuses on federal firearms and explosives license regulation defense and estate planning as well as elder, disability, education, land use, oil and gas, small business and real estate law.


Laura Cobb (M.Ed.), Allen, was named chief of schools for Uplift Education, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to operating high-quality schools with an emphasis on college preparation. She writes, travels and lectures regularly on school choice, helping students succeed in school and working with special needs children.

George Nugent, Chevy Chase, Md., has worked for the World Bank Group's International Finance Corp. since 1995. He does analyses on infrastructure privatization projects in developing countries and has worked on projects in South and Central America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. He is now working on a hospitals project in the Mexico City area. Previously, he was a consultant for electric utilities, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Jennifer S. Stephens, Denton, was elected to the board of the Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries. It is the largest special interest section of the association. She previously served the Dallas Association of Law Librarians as president, secretary, Internet committee chair and webmaster.


Terri Green Cedro, Las Vegas, Nev., was re-elected to the 2008-09 board of directors of the Nevada Paralegal Association. She is a legal assistant at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith LLP.

Timothy McCormick, Denton, heads the Youth Steel Band Foundation, a nonprofit group designed to positively influence children by getting them involved in the fun of making music. He has played steel drums professionally around the Dallas-Fort Worth area, in college and with the Texas All-Star band.

Dave Rawlinson, Ellensburg, Wash., is an associate professor in the information technology department of Central Washington University. He worked at NASA while earning a law degree and practiced law through 1996. See Bookshelf for news of his band's latest CD.


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