AlumNotes & In Memoriam - December 2017

December 17, 2017

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1975

Former basketball player George Aldridge ‘75 retired from the US Foreign Service in mid-October 2017. During his 27-year plus career, he did diplomatic assignments in Jamaica, Denmark, Ethiopia, Belize, Morocco, Kenya, Tunisia (during the Arab uprising), Sudan, and Lebanon in addition to two domestic assignments at the State Department. He garnered three Superior Honor Awards and eight Meritorious Honor Awards. Prior to entering the State Department, Aldridge was the director of the southwest office of the National Association of Arab Americans for four and a half years. He was "Who's Who Among Young American Men" in 1988. He now resides with his wife Marie-Josee in her native Luxembourg. His three young adult children are university students.

2015

Dwayne Snider '15 just returned from his year-long visit to New Zealand, Australia, and Tasmania. While traveling on a work visa to these countries, he was able to experience the many different cultures, work at various jobs, and enjoy hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, skiing, surfing, bungee jumping, and meet many new friends. Now that he has returned to Texas, he is ready to settle down and continue his business career.

In Memoriam

Alumni

  • Ruth Catherine Schoenemann – 1934 Alum (ND) - November 21, 2017 - Washington, TX
  • Karen Victoria Gigstad Martin – 1945 Alum (ND) - December 11, 2017 - Midland, TX
  • Arthur Edward "Ed" Sobey, Jr. - Class of 1947 - December 3, 2017 - Richardson,
  • Elinor Louise Wehe Vlasak - Class of 1952 - November 11, 2017 - Seguin,
  • Vernell Geistweidt – 1954 Alum (ND) - December 3, 2017 - Fredericksburg, TX
  • Mary Ann (Bittner) Hengst – 1955 Alum (ND) - November 12, 2017 - Taylor, TX
  • William Henry Burges – 1956 Alum (ND) - December 4, 2017 - Seguin, TX
  • John D. Riesterer - Class of 1959 - November 14, 2017 - Victoria, TX
  • Douglas M. Heinemeyer – 1966 Alum (ND) - November 11, 2017 - Seguin, TX 

In Memoriam – Friends

  • Carrie (Smith) Mueller - Parent of Alum - November 5, 2017 - Victoria, TX
  • Ruth Ford – Friend of TLU - October 28, 2017 - Austin, TX
  • CMSGT James Robert Brunson - Friend of TLU - November 15, 2017 - New Braunfels, TX
  • Clarence H. Jaster - Friend of TLU - November 19, 2017 - Round Top, TX
  • Winston G. Morrow - Parent of Former Student - November 9, 2017 - Seguin, TX
  • Gerald E. "Gerry" Reid - Friend of TLU - November 17, 2017 - Flower Mound, TX
  • Warren L. Williams - Parent of an Alum - November 28, 2017 - New Braunfels, TX
  • Michelle Lyn Rowe Doege - Friend of TLU - December 12, 2017 - Seguin, TX 

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