Wonderful Memories

Melania Kang and Steven Baker
Melania Kang and Steven Baker

My wife, Melania Kang ('82), and I met each other in the fall of 1978 while in the art program. Melania always had a love of food and cooking, so while still a student, she sold desserts and sandwiches at HMS Art supply and during special events at the Fry Street Fair and downtown on the square.

In the fall of 1982, we were about a month from opening a bakery when we were presented an offer we couldn't refuse: cater a Robert Altman movie in Dallas at The Studios at Las Colinas. We canceled the bakery plans and that led to catering other productions, including Raising Arizona and Dirty Dancing. In 1987, we opened a café in a great neighborhood in San Francisco.

We have the best memories of our time in Denton and attending North Texas. I'll always remember what wonderful people and inspirational teachers Rob Erdle and Elmer Taylor were.

We look forward to visiting Denton and the campus sometime in the future. It will bring back wonderful memories of a very special place and time in our lives.

Steven Baker
Santa Rosa, California

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