Dana Otstott Shear ('92 M.Ed.), Fort Worth, was promoted to manager of quality improvement at Corphealth Inc., a behavioral health managed care company where she has worked for seven years. She recently purchased a 1937 bungalow near the historic district in Fort Worth.
Stephanie Jones Hawley, Austin, has worked as an elementary and middle school teacher and college instructor in Texas and South Carolina. After serving as director of the Teaching and Learning Center at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, she earned her doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been married for 23 years and has four children.
Mary Dulle (M.A.), Fort Worth, director of strategic corporate communications at Alcon Laboratories, was elected to the College of Fellows of the Public Relations Society of America and inducted at the society's international conference in New York in October.
David Sammel, Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, is senior academy coach at
the Lawn Tennis Association's Leeds Academy. The former professional player and coach to seven Great Britain Davis Cup players says he was part of
a tennis era that was very good at North Texas and is proud of his time here.
R. Daniel Cavazos, Brownsville,
is publisher of the Brownsville Herald and El Nuevo Heraldo and director of Spanish publications for Freedom Communications Inc. He is working with publishers and editors to improve coverage of Hispanic communities for the company's Spanish- and English-language publications. He has been publisher in Brownsville since 1998 and has been instrumental in the launch of several Spanish-language publications.
Bill Robinson, Raleigh, N.C., is collecting photos from friends at North Texas to post on his web site at
billrobinsonmusic.com. He is working on a
doctorate in physics at North Carolina State University.
Lora-Marie Bernard, Texas City, has accepted a position as community and communications officer for the La Marque ISD. She was previously the senior reporter for the Texas City Sun.
Rusty Reid, Fort Worth, president and chief executive officer of Higginbotham & Associates, was named one of the "25 Most Innovative Agents in America" by the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research and Rough Notes Magazine. The award is given to the nation's top independent agents and brokers.
Amy Kyper Smith, Alexandria, Va., an associate professor at the George Washington University School of Business, received a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture in Fall 2004 at the Southwest University of Finance and Economics in Chendgu, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China.
This spring she is a
visiting research fellow at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
Robert J. Frank (M.M., '95 D.M.A.), Dallas, professor of composition at Southern Methodist University, was a winner in the third annual national fanfare search conducted by the Dallas Wind Symphony. His fanfare "Lucky Stars" was one of eight selected and was performed by Dallas Wind Symphony musicians Oct. 12. He is vice president of the Texas Computer Musicians Network and spent a year on the UNT faculty.
Michael Landeck (Ph.D.), Laredo, professor of international business and marketing at Texas A&M International University, was mentioned in Texas Monthly's 2004 Guide to Texas Colleges and Universities as teaching one of the best classes on campus — marketing.
Robert K. Robinson (Ph.D.), Oxford, Miss., was awarded an endowed chair, the Michael S. Starnes Professor of Management, at the University of Mississippi's School of Business Administration. He joined the management faculty there in 1990.
Ray David, Pilot Point, was promoted at PointBank, becoming only the seventh president in the 112-year history of the family-owned bank.
Cathy R. Dudley (M.S.), Austin, joined BP America Inc. as staff assistant in government affairs. She welcomes e-mail from her UNT friends at idrather_ firstname.lastname@example.org.