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James Cappel
(M.S., ’96 Ph.D.), Mount Pleasant, Mich., is a tenured associate professor of management information systems at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant. He and his wife, Ester, have a son, Brian, who is 2.

Stephen Goodman, Richardson, has been a police officer with the Richardson Police Department for seven years in the patrol and investigative divisions. He earned a master of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Texas at Dallas in August.

Michael Bowden
(M.Ed.), Dallas, is an adjunct professor with Richland College in the Dallas County Community College District. He continues to teach sixth-grade reading in the Dallas ISD while teaching evening classes in human and academic development at the college. He is interested in hearing from Meadows Foundation colleagues and university friends at

Lisa DeSpain, New York City, has been awarded a Continental Harmony Commission from the American Composers Forum to create a symphonic jazz work with the Northern Indiana Symphony. Her 2001 Barlow Commission from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University produced a collaboration with the Cassatt String Quartet and the Buglisi/Foreman Dance Co. in New York.

Ian Goldberg, Madison, Wis., has earned an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

James Parsons
(Ph.D.), Springfield, Mo., an associate professor of music history at Southwest Missouri State University, was awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Commission to conduct research in Germany in the 2002 academic year. His project is a book-length study on 20th-century German song.

Martha Werner, Frisco, is currently teaching fifth grade at Shawnee Trail Elementary School in Frisco. She moved back to Texas after spending the last six years in Tallahassee, Fla. She earned her master’s degree in educational leadership from Florida State University.

Terry Wheeler (M.B.A.), Mandeville, La., CEO of St. Charles General Hospital in New Orleans, has been selected to the Tenet Healthcare Corp. 2002 Circle of Excellence for outstanding achievements in patient care, customer service and financial performance.

Alicia Crow Duckworth
, Plano, and her husband, Mark, celebrated the birth of a daughter in April. Erin Nicole was welcomed by big brothers Logan, 4, and Clay, 1.

Donna Dupuy (’97 M.M.), Ontario, Canada, has been appointed the new head of music at Rosseau Lake College in Rosseau, Ontario.

Carrie Cauble Fortner, Austin, was recently named publications editor and special events manager for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Austin. She and her husband, Patrick, have two sons, Joseph, 4, and Daniel, 1.

Angela Cheatham Gray (’96 M.Ed.), Carrollton, was promoted to principal of O.C. Taylor Elementary School in the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, and she is working on her doctor of education degree at UNT. She and her husband, Terry, have been married for two years.

Oscar Silva (M.F.A.), Staples, teaches 3-D design at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. He has also been exhibiting his work throughout Texas and New Mexico.

Lt. Eric C. Flagg
, Corpus Christi, is in training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., to fly the UH-1N and HH-1N “Huey” helicopter. He will conduct search and rescue missions after relocating to the Naval Weapons Test Squadron at China Lake, Calif., with his wife, Carmen.

Cynthia Law Hawkins (M.S.), Indianapolis, is working as the associate alumni director at Butler University. She was married June 8 to Roger Hawkins.

Kelly Ryan Kegans, West Des Moines, Iowa, is an editor for Better Homes and Gardens special interest publications. She edits two annual magazines, Beautiful Kitchens and Beautiful Baths, and is features editor of a quarterly magazine, Beautiful New Homes. She and her husband, Mark, a freelance photographer, have a 2-year-old son, Evan.

Paul Nordstrom, Blaine, Wash., was promoted to senior patrol agent with the U.S. Border Patrol and transferred to the Blaine station to work on the Canadian border.

Jami Psencik, Dallas, welcomed a daughter, Amanda Grace Psencik, on May 6. Her son, Andrew Philip, is 2 years old.

Christopher Bullock
, Fort Worth, is a sports producer for WFAA-TV. In addition to producing the Sunday night sports show Dale Hansen’s Sports Special, he is in charge of the sports interns, many of whom are UNT students.

Rusty Ellis
, Lubbock, has been accepted into the M.D./M.B.A. program (class of 2006) at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.

Tina Walterscheid (B.S.), Muenster, is an independent educational consultant with Usborne Books, which offers educational books for children. She’s involved with school and library sales, book fairs, fund raisers, home shows, direct sales, web sales and reading incentive programs.

Veronica V. Garcia
, Bedford, is the senior public relations coordinator for the JPS Health Network in Fort Worth. She married Christopher S. Sopher on Feb. 23 in Dallas.

Rebecca Rager Hery, Slidell, La., gave birth to twin sons Joshua Dean and Jacob Louis on April 4. She and her husband, Dean, have been married for two years.

Eric Bankston
(’02 M.S.), Sherman, was hired as a rehabilitation counselor by North Texas Rehabilitation Center.

Julie Freeman, Lubbock, is teaching journalism and English to seventh- and eighth-graders at Dunbar Junior High School and serves as newspaper and yearbook adviser. She previously worked as a copy editor for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

Nancy Palmer O’Malley (M.J.), Fort Worth, has been named vice president of organizational marketing and communication at United Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County. She formerly worked for Stuart Bacon Advertising-Public Relations and Hopkins and Associates and has been a writer, editor, art director and production manager for several magazines in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

David Shipps, Franklin, Tenn., recently moved to the Nashville area with his wife, Elizabeth Shipps (’95), to pursue a career as a freelance composer and arranger. At UNT he played trumpet in the Chamber Orchestra and Six O’Clock Lab Band and was the 1997-98 Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Composition.

Christopher W. Smith and Dawn Marie Smith (’99), Long Beach, Calif., celebrated the birth of their son, Colton Bering, last December. Dawn earned her L.L.M. from Whittier Law School in May.



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