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Where Did They Go From Here?

 

Here's a sampling of the accomplishments and whereabouts of some of the former Honors Scholars (identified by the year they entered the program).  If you have up-dates, corrections, or additions to these entries, or information about other former students, please contact us at cliffor@tarleton.edu

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Laurie (Harveson) Barker (1985) received a masters of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and has been the co-pastor, with her husband, of First Presbyterian Church in Junction, Texas since 2001.  In 2001, Laurie was inducted into TSU athletic hall of fame and in 1996, she was inducted into Bridgeport high school athletic hall of fame.

Rachel (Howell) Coffman (1985) is supervisor in the reservations organization for United Airlines.  She is also the global marketing manager for strictlytexas.com, an on-line retail outlet specializing in Texas products.

William Crews (1985) is an accounting supervisor for Anadarko Petroleum.

Lori (Steppick) Hicks (1985) is a stay-at-home mom of three girls and does some bookkeeping for her mother's store.

Jennifer (Stuart) Tiller (1985) was outstanding graduate with a degree in pediatric nursing at the University of Texas in Austin.  She is currently working in emergency medicine in pediatrics in Tampa, Florida.

Scott Walker (1985) recently sold his company, Alliance Medical in Granbury, and is looking to start new career.  He also teaches private piano lessons to about a dozen students.

Monica (Wilson) Henderson (1986) is the membership development director at the Tejas Girl Scout Council.

James Parkey (1986) completed his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Natalie (Adcock) Boyd (1987) completed her masters in English at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  Currently, she is staying at home with her daughter and doing voiceover and research consulting occasionally.

Rebecca (Bullock) Gattis (1987) received her master's in Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Dallas.  She and her husband own Gattis' Furniture USA.

Brad Kinney (1987) is the head cross country coach and assistant boys basketball coach at Lake Travis High School in Austin. He also teaches Biology and Pre-AP Biology.

David Bixler (1988) received his Ph.D. in physics from Rice University and is now a physics professor at Angelo State University. 

Amy (Landry) Kaarlela (1988) took graduate courses at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.  Currently, she works for Freese & Nichols Engineering in Fort Worth.

Lisa (Lopez) Camarrillo (1988) received her medical degree from Texas A&M.  Currently, she is a surgical pathologist and assistant residency program director in anatomic pathology at Scott and White in Temple.

Sherri (Simmons) Rogers (1988) is the owner/director of Destination Dance & Cheer in Fort Worth, Texas.

Kim (Kraatz) Pack Wilson (1988) completed her law degree at the University of Texas School of Law and is currently practicing law in Stephenville.  She is a shareholder of Fraser, Wilson & Bryan, P.C.  She is also the second Vice President of the Girl Scouts Heart of Texas Council Board, a member of the Zonta Club, and the President-elect of the Erath County Bar Association.

Monty Ray (1989) received an M.B.A. from Northeastern University in Boston.  He is currently working at GE as the site Finance Manger for the Bergon op Zoom site in the Netherlands.

Brent Rosenquist (1989) is a senior computer scientist for Adobe Systems.

Renee (Boles) Seals (1989) earned her master's in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman's University.  She is currently teaching science at the Melrose School in Brewster, New York.

Noble Acuff (1990) received his MBA at the University of Southern California.  He is currently the owner and principal consultant for The Acuff Group, a technology consulting company.

Rhett Guthrie (1990) received his Master's in mathematics from North Carolina State University.  He is the founder and president of byteCrafters, a full-service software technology consultancy and co-author of the Java 2 Performance and Idion Guide, one of the first books to be published on the topic of Java performance.

Kevin Hunt (1990) completed his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Indiana and went to The Scripps Research Institute for postdoctoral studies.  He works at Array as a medicinal chemist.

Amy (Neeb) Norman (1990) is teaching English at Grandview Junior High in Grandview, TX.

Michael Waid (1990) is working in Richardson, Texas as a senior consultant for Delta Corporate Services.

Mark Washington (1990) received his Masters of Business Administration from Amberton University, his Masters of Arts in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological seminary, and Doctorate in Educational Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the Director of Human Resources for City of Austin and pastor of Vision of Hope AME Church in Austin, Texas.

Amy (Hofsommer) Engelberg (1991) is Vice President for BankAtlantic in south Florida.  She is a commercial real estate lender and aspiring novelist.

Wayne Keith (1991) received his master's and Ph.D. in space physics from Rice Univeristy.  He is currently, teaching Physics at McMurry University in Abilene.

Dawn Sand (1991) is the human resources director with First Data Resources, the largest division of First Data Corporation, in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Nikki Febinger (1992) teaches elementary music at Rio Vista ISD, grades writing for the SAT and TAKS tests, and is a group fitness instructor for Cleburne Fitness Center.

Jason Power (1992) received his master's in Music in Theory and Composition from Texas Christian University. Currently, he is the IT Director for the Town of Westlake and its International Baccalaureate charter school, Westlake Academy. He composes and arranges music for area churches and organizations and plays piano, synth, organ, and percussion in several bands.

Crystell (Anz) Billman (1993) received her doctorate in dentistry from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.  She is practicing dentistry at Brazos Family Dentistry in Waco, Texas.

Pauline (Truesdale) Couch (1993) is studying veterinary medicine at Texas A&M.

Deirdra Dufault (1993) is working on her M.S. in Biology at South West Texas.  She also teaches 8th grade Science and serves as Department Chair at Harris Middle School in San Antonio.

Heather Wright (1993) received her doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer and is a certified Chiropractic Extremity Specialist.  She is currently the President and a Doctor at Wright Chiropractic Health Center. 

Keith Ballentine (1994) graduated from the University of Texas with masters in theoretical chemistry.  He is currently the lab manager at an environmental testing lab.

Lonnie Mark Hammonds (1994) graduated from the University of Texas Houston Medical School.  He is currently doing residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Florida in Dermatology.

Adam Smith (1994) is a manager at KPMG, and international accounting firm working in the audit/assurance practice.

Angela (Stahlecker) Roberson (1995) teaches Jr High & HS science at Cranfills Gap ISD.

Trina Geye (1996) received her master's in counseling psychology at Tarleton and her Ph.D. in educational psychology at Texas A&M University - Commerce .  She is currently the Director of Student Disability Services at Tarleton State.  In 2005, Trina was named the Distinguished Alumni of Tarleton.

Shannon (Pittman) Jack (1996) received her master's in information systems from Tarleton.  She is currently the director of instructional research and effectiveness at Howard Payne University and a certified tae bo fitness instructor.

Charles Manning (1996) and Dana (Harris) Manning (1997) were married.  They are both attending Texas Tech.  Charles in finishing is Ph.D. in Chemistry while Dana is starting her last year of Physical Therapy School.

Joelle (Naccache) Ogletree  (1996) received her master's in English at Tarleton.  She has taught English and French, but is currently staying at home with her two children. 

Julie Seifert (1996) completed her Masters in Mathematics at Texas A&M.  She is currently teaching high school math at Creekview HS in Carrollton-Farmers Branch.

Jylyce (Venable) Staples (1996) is enjoying being a stay-at-home mom.

Kristi (Slaughter) Boyd (1997) is busy supporting her husband, Capt. Richard Boyd, in his career as an Air Force Chaplain. She is also busy raising two toddlers with one more on the way.

Robert Brown (1997) is working as a programmer for Guidestone Financial Services.

Nathan Lesley (1997) and Amber (Dawson) Lesley (1997) were married.  Nathan received his medical degree from Texas Tech Medical School.  He is currently working for memorial hospital of Rhode Island. Amber received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.  She is currently a Hospitalist for Texas Health Care.  Amber and Nathan were both elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (a national medical honors society).

Esther (Allen) White (1997) received her master's degree at Texas Woman's University and works for herself as a nutrition and fitness consultant.

John Hughes (1998) is working on her Maters of Divinity at the Perkins School of Theology at SMU.  She is also the youth director in a North Dallas church.

Jason Mogonye (1998) received his medical degree at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso and is working at John Peter Smith Hospital.

Liana (Stone) Bramlett (1999) is running her own piano studio in Dallas for beginner through advanced students.

Trisha Geye (1999) received her master's in human resources from Tarleton and is working as an advancement services office for the development office at Tarleton.

Nikki (Harris) Groth (1999) is teaching fourth grade at Kaufman ISD in Kaufman, Texas.

Elizabeth (Bolden) Howe (1999) is teaching headstart in Dalhart.

Johnathan Jones (1999) and Desiree (Beauchamp) Jones (2000) were married.  Johnathan graduated from Penn State with a Master's in music theory and history.  He and Desiree are now living in Greenville, SC.  Johnathan is teaching music and humanities at Isothermal Community College where he is also the choir director.  He is also in the DMA program in Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina.  Desiree has her own dog behavioral consultation business.

Mason Kuettel (1999) is teaching math at the ninth grade center in Weatherford and coaching girls volleyball and girls soccer.

Jennifer (Tucker) Lestico (1999) received her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin and is working as a pharmacist at CVS.

Emmeken Otte (1999) received her medical degree from Texas A&M.  She currently works for East Texas Community Health System, Inc.

Julie Allen (2000) is working at the Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette, AR.

Krissy (Heinsen) Guess (2000) is senior account manager with Litex industries.

Patty (Henley) Hernandez (2000) received her master's in agriculture education at Tarleton.  She is currently a logistics manager for FedEx SmartPost.

Sabina Landeros (2000) received her master's in education administration at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.  She is currently the dean of students and bilingual parental engagement coordinator for Mineral Wells ISD.

Jana (Farrill) Morrelli (2000) is working in group insurance sales at United Healthcare.

Melissa (Owens) Reasoner (2000) is doing optometric testing and marketing programs for Vision Source in Kerrville.  She also owns Mattress World of Kerrville.

Heather (Harris) Smith (2000) is the choir director at Bowie Jr High  in Odessa, TX.

Cheryl (Beeler) Stenmark (2000) and Evan Stenmark (2002) were married.  Cheryl graduated with her Master's in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.  She is teaching in the industrial & organizational psychology master's program at Angelo State.  Evan graduated with his Master's from Oklahoma University.

Kelli (Gaither) Wakefield (2000) received her master's in geological sciences from Arizona State University.  She is currently teaching at Mesa Community College.

Kimberly (Oosten) Byford (2001) is working on her nursing degree at Tarleton.

Peggy (Neill) Cagle (2001) owns Cagle Photography with her husband.

Amanda (Baulch) Johnson (2001) received her master's degree in English at the University of North Texas.  She is currently teaching English at Collin County Community College.

Chase Kincannon (2001) works as a chartered financial consultant for State Farm Insurance in Austin, TX.  He also started a Texas County Outdoor Music Festival call Playin' The Field.

Erika (Dean) Peters (2001) is a stay at home mom for 3 boys.

Christina Dobson (2002) is working on her master's in educational leadership and policy at the University of Texas at Arlington.  She is also the manager of teacher leadership development at Teach for America and an education conservation instructor for Dallas Zoo.

Joseph Gilbert (2002) received his masters in electrical engineering at Stanford.

Kallen Hayes (2002) is working on her master's at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Aeliya (Jafri) Jaffar (2002) received her PH.D. in pharmacy at the University of Houston. She is currently working as a pharmacist for Target.

Cassi (Rowland) Jones (2002) received her master's in vocal performance at Baylor.  She is also working as an adjunct voice instructor at Hill College and playing piano for the Western Heights Baptist Church.

Adelaide Odoteye (2002) is working for Davis, Kinard & Co., P.C. in Abilene doing taxes and audits.

Mica (Hassler) Parsons (2002) is teaching theatre, reading, and English at Henderson Jr. High in Stephenville.

Eileen Stock (2002) received a master's in mathematics at TSU, a master's in statistics at Baylor, and a Ph.D. in statistics at Baylor.  She is currently a research scientist at Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, TX.

Stephanie (Bumpas) Taylor (2002) received her master's in food science and nutrition from Texas Woman's University.  She is currently working as quality systems manager at McCormick & Co. in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Brandie (Allen) Wolfe (2002) is teaching middle school science in Venus, TX.

Kelly Anderson (2003) is working on a master's in social work at the University of Denver.

Tara (Clary) Cully (2003) received her doctorate in dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center and her doctor of chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic.  She is currently working as an associate general dentist at Del A Sears, DDS and is the owner/chiropractor of Cully Family Chiropractic.

Kellie Dodson (2003) received her doctorate of veterinary medicine at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and is working as an associate veterinarian at Grandview Veterinary Clinic in Odessa, TX.

Matthew Gilbert (2003) is working as an engineer at Lockheed Martin and working on a master's in electrical engineering at Stanford.

Marlow (Robitaille) Griggs (2003) received her medical school from the Texas A&M College of Medicine and is working as a resident physician at Scott & White Family Medicine.

Megan (Williams) May (2003) received her master's in mathematics at Tarleton.  She is currently teaching math at Mansfield ISD.

Alyssa (Hardy) Motley (2003) is a zookeeper for the City of Dallas.

Stephen Myers (2003) is currently working on a Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Microsystems from the University of New Mexico. His research focuses on novel semiconductor material systems for applications in infrared detectors.

Amanda Odiorne (2003) is working Admin and Education at Huguley in Burleson, TX.

Marie Skaggs (2003) works as a neonatal travel nurse.

Heather (Gamblin) Thompson (2003) is a kindergarten teacher in Mineral Wells, TX.

Hannah Scott (2003) is attending law school at the University of Montana and working at the S Ranch in Pryor Montana.

Alyssa (Adkins) Tochterman (2003) received her master's in biological sciences at Tarleton and is currently attending medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.

Cassie Cox (2004) is an Outdoor Education Specialist and Park Ranger at Ray Roberts Lake in Pilot Point.

Adrian Dunson (2004) is attending medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Jessica Farrar (2004) received her master's in sociology at Baylor and is working on her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Oregon.  She is also a child and adolescent treatment specialist at Trillium Family Services.

Lindsay (Wright) Hope (2004) is working on her master's in Public Relations/Advertising at Texas Christian University.  She is also the Sales and Promotions Coordinator for 95.9 The Ranch and the song leader at Soda Springs Baptist Church in Millsap, TX.

Jennifer (Dalecki) Kelly (2004) is attending physical therapy school at UT Southwestern.

Jennifer (Young) Kiser (2004) is working on master's in statistics at Texas A&M.

Maribeth (Miller) Kingbury (2004) is the assistant director at Knowledge Learning Corporation in Arlington, TX.

Garrett Rosser (2004) works for Ideal Impact, Inc.

Rachel (Howell) Thiel (2004) is credit risk analyst for AmeriCredit.

Trevin Vaughn (2004) and Melissa (Gilbert) Vaughn (2004) were married.  Trevin is a Project Coordinator for DCP Midstream.  Melissa graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and is working as a physician's assistant.

Amanda Vineyard (2004) received her graduate degree in clinical exercise physiology at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.  She is currently working in cardiac rehab at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center.

Elizabeth (Watson) Knauth (2004) and Neil Knauth (2004) were married.  Elizabeth received her master's in biological sciences from Texas Tech University and is now working for Aperture Science, Inc.

Amanda McWhirt (2005) received a master's degree in agronomy from Louisiana State University.  She is currently volunteering with the Peace Corps.

Megan (Chrismon) Becker (2005) is teaching math and science to 1st through 4th grades and teaching music to 1st and 2nd grades.

Joni Clay (2005) is teaching reading and music at San Angelo Christian Academy.

Aileen (Blum) Farrar (2005) is working on her Ph.D. in literary studies at the Univeristy of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Kimberly Fehlis (2005) received her medical degree at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and is working as a pediatric resident physician.

Jedidiah Gohlke (2005) received a graduate degree from Texas Tech University and is working on another in computational and applied math at Rice University.

Jessica (Moorhouse) Hutchinson (2005) is a certified public accountant with Condley & Company, LLP.

Will Mayfield (2005) and Rachael (Crouch) Mayfield (2006) are married.  Will received his master's in English at Tarleton and is working for Disc Golf and teaching at Weatherford College.  Rachael is working on her graduate degree in physician assistant studies at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Katrina (Windham) Phillips (2005) is the program specialist for Career Services at Tarleton.

Laura (Long) Sumner (2005) is enjoying being a stay-at-home mom.

Kevin Woller (2005) is attending graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Sarah (Barmore) Byrd (2006) is attending graduate school at TSU.

Zane Christian (2006) has a financial practice with Edward Jones Investments in Waco, TX where he does individual retirement and financial planning.

Amanda Couch (2006) is working on her Master's in geology at Texas Christian University.

Ashley Dalrymple (2006) is working as an auditor at BMY.

Daniel Lipford (2006) teaches English at Daejeon Metropolitan Office of Education in Daejeon, Korea.

Crystal (Sims) Ceynowa (2006) is the Marketing Manager; overseeing communications, web development, company events, publications, and trade shows for InkJet, Inc.

Elizabeth (Nabors) Taylor (2006) is teaching special education at Weatherford ISD.

Sarah (Wells) Warren (2006) is enjoying being a stay-at-home mom.

Lydia Colvin (2007) is working on her Master of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Kaylie Carrico (2007) works for Federal Way Public  Schools AmeriCorps and volunteers in Service to America.

Lauren Darling (2007) is teaching history at DeSoto East Middle School.

Aubrey Lindberg (2007) is teaching world geography and coaching cross country and track at Floresville ISD.

Jillian (Dean) McAngus (2007) is working on her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX.

Brittany Morrow (2007) is working on her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine and working as a life skills training coordinator for Erath County Juvenile Probation.

James Peiskee (2007) is working on his Ph.D. in statistics at A&M University.

Alycia Pruitt (2007) is working on her graduate degree in educational leadership at Oklahoma State University.  She is also the coordinator for academic initiatives for the department of residential life at Oklahoma State.

Jessica Woodard (2007) is teaching geography, history, and government/economics and coaching tennis at Keene High School.

JD Crow (2008) is working on his medical degree at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Diedre (Daniel) Lewis (2008) is working on her master's at Tarleton.

Luisa (Cossio) Van Marweijk (2008) is working on her master's in spanish literature at Texas State University - San Marcos.

Amber Ward (2008) is working as a bank teller at San Angelo Banking Center.

Sarah Martin (2008) is working on her master's in counseling psychology at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.  She is also working as a computer assistant at UNT and a children's pastor at hoz.

Jacki Reynolds (2008) is working on his master's in business and applied economics analysis at the University of Texas in Arlington and teaching HS math and economics at Harmony HS.

Rijo Santhosh (2008) is working on his graduate degree at the University of Houston.

Julie Vrazel (2008) received her master's in agricultural and consumer resources at Tarleton.  She is currently working as a communications coordinator for the Ag Teachers Association of Texas.

Caroline Cavin (2008) is working on her graduate degree in psychology at the University of Texas in Arlington and working as a substitute teacher at EMS ISD.

Caitlyn Cooper (2008) is working on her graduate degree at Tarleton State University.

Ashlee Noblin (2008) is working on her master's degree at Tarleton State University.

Shayla Priddy (2008) is working on her master's in mathematics at Tarleton.

TraeAnn Schlemmer (2008) is working on her master's in agriculture with an emphasis in economics at Tarleton.  She is also working as a math tutor for the men's basketball team, a graduate assistant, and the kitchen crew at Carolina Creek Christian Camp.

Sarah Zeisler (2008) is working on her graduate degree at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and working as a vet tech for Lucas Veterinary Hospital.

Melissa Rose (2009) is working on her master's in English at Tarleton and working as a graduate assistant for the English department.