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Jimmy Jones (’80 M.P.A.), Arlington, retired in June after 36 years with the Arlington ISD. He was the principal of Lamar High School for the past 11 years. At North Texas he ran track and field.

Jim Batts (M.A.), Plano, was honored by Abilene Christian University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication with the Professional Achievement Award in October. He is senior editor/writer for the American Heart Association in Dallas.

Patricia Cornelison, Medford, Mass., was promoted to associate principal of Arrowstreet Inc., an architecture firm in Somerville, Mass. She joined the company in 1991 and has been the lead designer for several award-winning projects, including the Solomon Pond Mall, Brass Mill Center and Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, which was recently honored with an American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education award. The EpiCenter also received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification at the platinum level.

Lynne Dees (’80 M.F.A.), Bedford, was promoted to associate professor of emergency medicine education at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where she trains EMTs and paramedics for area fire departments.

Dale Fick Campbell, Dallas, returned to the Dallas area in June and has taken a position as librarian in the Richardson ISD.

Ted Campbell, Dallas, accepted the position of associate professor of church history at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in July.

Vicki Stubbs Donkersley (’79 M.A.), Tucson, Ariz., was recognized by the Museum Association of Arizona with the 2006 Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions to the museum profession, to Arizona and to the association. She has had an 18-year career at Tohono Chul Park in Tucson, which focuses on the arts, culture and heritage of the region.

*Gregg Holbrook and the Rev. *Virgie Cooper Holbrook (’74, ’77 M.A.), Tanglewood, are involved in civic and community affairs in the Pottsboro area. She was the organizing pastor of Lakeway United Methodist Church, serves on the school board and created Visions of Sugar Plums, which, during school breaks, feeds children who are on the free and reduced-price meal program in the district. The Holbrooks were named 2005 Citizens of the Year by the Pottsboro Area Chamber of Commerce.

Alan Westwater, Nineveh, Ind., has retired from the Department of Defense after 26 years as a computer systems analyst and as a chief warrant officer 4 from the U.S. Army Reserve. He resides with his wife, Marcia, in Brown County. His son, Errol, lives in North Carolina.

Martin Thornton, Aubrey, who earned a doctor of osteopathy degree from the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth in 1982, is a founding member of the new American Board of Disaster Medicine, the first to offer physicians board certification in disaster medicine. Thornton also received EmCare’s Commitment to Care Award last year, given to outstanding emergency medicine physicians who contribute to their hospitals, communities and country. He served on the Disaster Medical Assistance Team that was one of the first relief teams in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Jack Youngkin, Garland, joined the management consulting firm Kalypso Partners as a principal leading business development and alliance partner activities. He was named a distinguished alumnus by the Department of Management in the College of Business Administration in 1990 and served on the Dean’s Advisory Board for COBA for four years.

Bonnie Watt, Dallas, was honored with a resolution from the Dallas County Commissioners court in June for 25 years of service to Dallas County as a law enforcement officer. She has served 23 years with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and the past two years with the Precinct 5 constable’s office.

Tina Williams Jensen, Palm Springs, Calif., and her husband, Fred, volunteered for a Habitat for Humanity global build in Senegal, West Africa, this summer and built a small home in seven days for a poor family. They volunteered again with the organization in September, building a home for a Hurricane Katrina victim in Bay St. Louis, Miss. Tina says she didn’t realize how much devastation there was along the Gulf Coast until she saw it for herself and urges everyone who can to help in some way.


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