Class Notes

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Yesika Horton

Published: Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 4:20pm

Yesika Horton, Denton, is the founder of Spread Happiness Nut Butters, a vegan-based company that provides natural peanut and nut butters. Her...

Alexis Miller - Class of 2011

Published: Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 4:18pm

Alexis Miller, Lewisville, was named Region 11’s 2020 Elementary Teacher of the Year. She began her education career in 2013 with the Children’s...

Dave Wandersee

Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 1:34pm

Dave Wandersee (’12), Little Elm, and Blake Barrett, Blue Ridge, have run Dad Wilder, a dad-and-mom apparel business in McKinney and online since...

Brooke Rodriguez, Josh Rodriguez - Class of '06, '08, '04, '16

Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 4:23pm

Brooke (’06, ’08 M.S.) and Josh Rodriguez (’04, ’16 M.Ed.), McKinney, have outfitted their children — Jacob, 10, Owen, 7, Madeline, 4 —in their Mean...

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Renée McNamara, Sean McNamara - Class of '08, '12, '11

Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 4:22pm

Renée McNamara (’08, ’12 M.S.) and Sean McNamara (’11 M.Ed.), Argyle, welcomed daughter, Evie, who is already Mean Green fan at the tender age of 10...

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Steven Scire, Miranda Leddy - Class of '20, '17

Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 4:21pm

Steven Scire (’20 M.L.S.) and Miranda Leddy (’17 M.S.), Prosper, married in December 2020 in Fredericksburg. The two were engaged under the...

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Fred Bruce, Mae Bruce - Class of '50

Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 4:18pm

Fred (’50) and Mae Bruce celebrated their 70th anniversary Dec. 26. Fred grew up in Denton, spent two years in World War II, then became a student at...

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Akki Smith, Camille Cherry Smith - Class of '15

Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 4:17pm

Akii Smith (’15) and Camille Cherry Smith (’15), Arlington, are making sure baby Samirah Jo Smith is inheriting their love for Mean Green sports....

Amanda O’Toole - Class of '18

Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 4:16pm

Amanda O’Toole (M.M.), Dallas. The vocal performance alum was a finalist for the Dallas Opera Guild Biennial Lone Star Vocal Competition, which was...

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Matt Artz - Class of '18

Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 4:15pm

Matt Artz (M.A.), Jersey City, New Jersey, spoke at SXSW in March on how anthropology plays a role in advertising research. He also presented a TEDx...