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


*Holly Lakatos (M.S.), Elk Grove, Calif., has accepted the position of law librarian with the California Court of Appeal's Third Appellate District.

Elizabeth Marrero, Dallas, is the community development specialist for Parkland Health and Hospital Systems in Dallas. She was previously national strategic alliance manager for the American Heart Association.


Reyna Sotelo, Wylie, has been assistant principal of an elementary school in Garland ISD since 2007. She and her husband, Joe Sotelo ('03), have two children, "future UNT students" Deuce and Olivia.


Tim Campbell, Bedford, married Faith Myden in June in Thompson, Ohio. Tim is a junior high school mathematics teacher, and Faith is an adjudications officer with the Department of Homeland Security.

Jesse DePoy, Peoria, Ariz., finished his first self-published comic book and plans to show his paintings in Phoenix. He had several shows in Dallas before moving to Arizona. He and Tiffiny DePoy, who attended UNT from 1995 to 1998, have "a little Mean Green man," Carter Alexander, who was a year old in October and is signed with Young Models. Tiffiny is the community director for Camden Fountain Palms in Peoria.

Amber Gattis Teamann, Murphy, earned her Texas principal certification last spring. She also was promoted to the position of Title I technology facilitator in the Garland ISD. In the administrative position, she is helping teachers throughout the district integrate technology into their classrooms.


Jon Cantrell, Dallas, began his first semester at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry in August. He previously worked on a research project in the periodontal department at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, studying the correlation between low birth weight and varying degrees of periodontal disease.

Sarah Strange Cantrell, Dallas, earned her doctor of dental surgery degree from UT-Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry, graduating in the top five of her class with magna cum laude honors. She practices in the Dallas area.

Paula J. Flint (Ph.D.), Arlington, opened a private school for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in 2006. It started its third year this fall. Paula's son, Caleb ('06 M.Ed.), is the school's vice principal and behavioral interventionist.

Evan Hicks, San Antonio, has worked in finance positions on political campaigns since 2002  and says Frank Feigert in political science was his mentor. Evan has worked on John Edwards' presidential campaigns and on congressional campaigns for Dennis Moore in Kansas, Ron Klein in Florida and Ciro D. Rodriguez in Texas. From 2003 to 2005, he was deputy finance director for the Texas Democratic Party.

Laura Mulvey Kellerman ('03) and Austin Kellerman ('04), Abilene, both are working at KTAB/KRBC-TV in Abilene, where she is e-media content manager and he is news director. Previously, Laura was producer at KXAS (NBC) in Fort Worth and Austin was producer at KTVT (CBS) in Fort Worth.


Mariana Luna Anderson, San Antonio, married her boyfriend of five years in June. They started dating her last year in college.


Pamela Thompson (M.S.), El Paso, was awarded a scholarship to attend the American Association of School Librarians convention in Reno, Nev. She was honored by AASL and the Texas Association of School Librarians. She is a library media specialist at Col. John O. Ensor Middle School in El Paso.


Nathan Michael Carlisle, New York, N.Y., who majored in voice performance, is a tenor with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He sang in the opera La Damnation de Faust in the fall. He previously was a tenor with the Air Force Singing Sergeants.

Aaron Else (M.Ed.), McKinney, was named assistant principal at Sem Elementary in Frisco.

Michael J. Moore (M.M.), Fort Hood, graduated from U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School in Fort Rucker, Ala., in May, and continued with the Warrant Officer Basic Course at the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Va., through August. He has been a U.S. Army Band member for nine years and is the executive officer with the First Cavalry Division Band at Fort Hood. He is married to Monica L. Hall.


Lauren Fernandez, Denton, who works at American Mensa Ltd., was selected for the Leadership Academy by the American Society of Association Executives and the Center for Association Leadership. The academy focuses on preparing young professionals for executive positions in the association and nonprofit industry. She is one of 25 members of its class of 2010.

Felicia Hill, Addison, was promoted to marketing and sales management at iMedica Corp. soon after her graduation. She says the education, experience and perseverance UNT instilled in her had an immediate impact on the decision for her promotion.

Rickie Adams Smith (M.J.), Little Rock, Ark., joined Mangan Holcomb Partners as an associate public relations account executive. Previously, she was editor and content developer at Life Information Inc. in Addison. She also has worked as an internet technology and marketing assistant and as a senior staff writer.


*Derrick Murray, Argyle, was admitted into the M.B.A. program at UNT's Toulouse School of Graduate Studies. He also was selected to fill an open seat in the Student Government Association's Student Senate.


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