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Doug Boyd
, Boerne, celebrated his 30th anniversary at Frost National Bank and was promoted to executive vice president of business development.

Lynn R. Davis, Forney, is the practice manager for ThinkSpark’s Enterprise Solutions Group. Davis previously served as senior manager in the National Financial Services practice at KPMG Consulting.

James E. Lather (’72 M.S.), Brenham, retired Sept. 1 from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Brenham State School. Lather had served as director of admissions and transitions and was a consulting speech/language pathologist.

Edward B. Moughon, Big Spring, received the 2001 Preston E. Harrison Award from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. The agency’s top award is given to employees who demonstrate creativity, innovation and efficiency in providing services to staff members and clients. Moughon joined Big Spring State Hospital in 1988 and was promoted to his current position of CEO in 1995.

Rebecca Roper Motley
(’77 M.Ed., ’94 Ph.D.), Garland, has a private practice in marriage and family therapy in Plano, is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and served as elections chair for the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She says being the mother of two daughters, Blake and Amanda, is her most significant accomplishment.

Sandra St. John Currie
, Amarillo, was elected to one of two Texas Medical Association Alliance-dedicated positions on the board of trustees of the Texas Medical Association Foundation.

Deborah L. Emerson
, Friendswood, was selected as the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools 3-A Fine Arts Teacher of the Year. Emerson teaches biology, chemistry and anatomy at Bay Area Christian School in League City. She serves as the BETA Club sponsor and the TAPPS academic adviser.

Patrick R. Widhalm (’79 M.M.), Natchitoches, La., was appointed executive director of the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, a state-supported residential school for academically and artistically gifted high school juniors and seniors. He had served as the founding dean of arts and academics for the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Betsy Allums Widhalm, (’77), earned a juris doctor degree from the Capital University Law School last May. Both continue to perform as pianists.

Jean Andrews
(Ph.D.), Austin, received the 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas, only the third given in the group’s 12-year history, and she was named a “Legend of Texas” by Sun City. Her book The Pepper Trail: History & Recipes From Around the World received the Jane Grigson Award for distinguished scholarship from the International Association of Culinary Professionals in 2001.

Steve Nash
(’85 M.Ed.), Detroit, Texas, was recently named superintendent of Scurry-Rosser ISD. During his career in education, he has spent seven years teaching and 14 years at the administration level.

Jack Robbins (’85 M.Ed.), San Antonio, completed all the artwork at the San Pedro Springs Park project, which was featured in the November/ December 2001 issue of Texas Architect. Robbins is working on numerous public projects and is a faculty member at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio.

Bradley D. Giles
(’85 M.M.E.), Denton, is the band director at Collinsville High School.

Mark V. Hughes, Corpus Christi, earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in May. He is an adjunct professor there and serves as a principal with the Corpus Christi ISD.

Russell L. Livingston, Fort Worth, was elected president of the Arlington Administrators’ Association. He is principal of Short Elementary in the Arlington ISD.

Aretha L. Livingston
, Fort Worth, was promoted to instructional specialist in the Fort Worth ISD. She’s been named Teacher of the Year several times throughout her career.

Sid R. Wright, Rule, is a coach at Rule ISD.



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