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Kathleen Baskin
, Dallas, is the senior pastor of Suncreek United Methodist Church in Allen. Before joining Suncreek, Baskin had been senior pastor at Greenland Hills United Methodist Church in Dallas since 1994.

Robert W. Hotes
(Ph.D.), Springfield, Ill., was named executive director of the American College of Counselors, a national professional organization. He is also an adjunct faculty member of St. Martin’s College and Seminary, a psychotherapist and an ordained Anglican and Lutheran minister.

Bridget Barry
, (’94 M.J.), Carrollton, was a featured speaker at the 10th annual Ragan Corporate Communications conference in Chicago. Barry serves as the editor of the employee newsletter for Alcatel USA. She and her husband, Jim, celebrated the birth of their second son, Christopher, in September 2000.

Gregory A. Dufo
ur (M.B.A.), Franklin, Mass., joined the Camden National Corp. as senior vice president of finance. He began his banking career in 1987 as a credit analyst with the Merrill Trust Co.

Nolan T. Egbert, Argyle, is the athletic director for Calvary Preparatory Academy in Denton.

John C. Thomas (M.B.A.), Dallas, is the business development director for the Southwest region at BDO Seidman.

K. Randell Tierce (M.M.E.), Haslet, was named the first director of fine arts for the Mansfield ISD. For the past six years, Tierce has been the head band director at Fossil Ridge High School in the Keller district.

Herbert W. Youngblood, New Home, is the superintendent for Abernathy ISD. For the past two years he has served as superintendent of New Home ISD.

Richard A. Beck
(M.M.), Corpus Christi, is the associate vice president for academic affairs at Angelo State University. He previously served as director of the Teaching and Learning Center at Del Mar College.

Kyle J. Dempsey, Arlington, was promoted to regional vice president for Choice Homes, covering the greater Atlanta, Ga., area. He started with the company in sales in 1996. He and his family plan to relocate to Georgia.

Stephen H. Mitchell (’85 M.S.), Richardson, was appointed to the City Plan Commission by the Richardson City Council. He previously chaired the city’s Sign Control Board.

James B. Snider (’91 M.B.A.), Southlake, was named executive director of the 1394 Trade Association, an organization dedicated to the advancement of the 1394/FireWire/I.Link standard.

Julie L. Born
, Coshocton, Ohio, was appointed materials manager for Sika Automotive’s Grandview, Mo., facility. Born previously worked for Lancaster Colony Corp.

Darrell A. Sneed, (M.Ed.), Mansfield, is the principal of Bowie High School in the Arlington ISD. He began his career in 1982 as a history teacher and coach at Rogers Middle School in San Antonio. He is also involved with Arlington’s Cornerstone Baptist Church inmate outreach program.

J. Michaelle Hose
(M.B.A.), Carrollton, was promoted to vice president of solutions engineering at viaLink, a Dallas-based provider of e-commerce services to the retail food industry.

Elizabeth D. Jordan (M.B.A.), Dallas, was appointed senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Tumbleweed Communications, a leading provider of messaging software.

Steven P. Luke, Madrid, Spain, will represent the U.S. Air Force at the Spanish Air Force Command and Staff College.

John F. Garcia Jr.
, Dallas, is the Dallas-Fort Worth regional theater critic for the web site www.talkinbroadway. com. He appeared in the Texas/Southwest premiere of A New Brain and in Pageant.

Kim K. Underwood (M.A.), Fort Worth, serves as an adjunct professor of English at Tarrant County College’s Southeast Campus in Arlington.

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