Alumni

Julie del Angel

Julie del Angel (’80, ‘87), Rockwall :: She was vice president and technical coordinator for HKS Architects in Dallas. She previously worked at the architectural firms of The Lauck Group , Inc., and HOK. In her free time, she enjoyed quilting.

Larry Earl Adams

Larry Earl Adams (’80 Ph.D.), Hurst :: He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam War. His dissertation focused on Civil War Reconstruction in Texas. An avid reader of Texas history, he served as head of the history department at El Paso Community College for more than 35 years. He was the expert consultant for the city of El Paso during the Texas sesquicentennial in 1986.

 

Dixon Kenneth Reidenbach

Dixon Kenneth Reidenbach (’79), West Columbia :: He was an accomplished trombone player and vocalist who played with such acts at B.J. Thomas, The Columbians, The Brother Band and The Endless Summer Band. He attended the University of South Carolina Graduate School of Music Performance. He attended IBM Agent School in 1989 and founded Paradigm Technologies, Inc., in 1990.

 

Neil Argo

Neil Argo (’76), Scottsdale, Arizona :: He was a composer for film and television programs, from Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place to South African National Geographic documentaries and Wild America. He received the National Endowment for the Arts Award and 15 Telly Awards for his advertising work. He also mentored young composers and filmmakers.

Darrell Howard

Darrell Howard (’74), Tohatchi, N.M. :: He taught science and history and coached volleyball, basketball and track in schools in Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma. He was known for mentoring his students and his interest in history. 

John Kenneth McCoy

John Kenneth McCoy (’73, ’73 M.M.), Dayton, Ohio :: He played trumpet in the One O’Clock Lab Band under the direction of Leon Breeden. McCoy also served as chief arranger for the United States Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus from 1977 to 1994 and the arranger for Ohio State University Marching Band’s halftime shows from 1995 to 2017. McCoy’s musical arrangements have been performed around the world, and his composition, “We the People,” a tribute to the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, was performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Kim Vogel

Kim Vogel (’72), Dallas :: He began his career as a financial reporter with Dun & Bradstreet in Houston. He moved to Dallas to pursue a career in commercial security systems until he retired. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and anything to do with analysis.

Sharron E. Riise

Sharron E. Riise (’72 B.A.), Tucson, Arizona :: She worked as a librarian for Tucson Unified School District and led the computerization of the department. She also received four scholarships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She volunteered at Primavera Foundation, where she helped find footwear for the poor.

 

James Deryl Coltharp

James Deryl “Butch” “Jay” Coltharp (’67), Seymour :: He worked in the apparel industry in Houston, San Francisco and New York. He moved back to his hometown of Seymour, where he was director of the Chamber of Commerce, Baylor County judge and substitute teacher. At North Texas, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. 

Francille Wright Hooten

Francille Wright Hooten (’60), Richardson :: She was a teacher in Dallas and Richardson ISDs, specializing in special education. She enjoyed traveling by motorcycle, sitting behind her husband Bill Hooton (’60), who she met at North Texas when she tripped on the street and Bill came to her aid. She also was a member of the Green Jackets.

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