AlumNotes & In Memoriam - February 2017

February 2, 2017

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Beth Geisler '89 has published a book called "100 Things to do in Pittsburgh Before You Die."  St. Louis-based Reedy Press asked her to write the book, as part of their "100 Things To Do" series, based on her experience as VisitPittsburgh's associate communications director from 2000 to 2004.


Dr. Derek Farley '92 is proud to have worked in the Methodist McKinney Hospital Emergency Room for seven years as of May 2017. He and his wife are proud parents of twin boys, Jack and Nick, age 12 and their daughter, Cameron, age 10.


Jennifer Dolle '04 married Kevin Keyser on August 13, 2016.


Jonathan Bertsch '08 and Nicole (Ruzinski) Bertsch were married in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 22, 2016. They currently reside in Arlington, Virginia. Jonathan works for the Department of Defense, and Nicole is an associate with a law firm in Washington, D.C.


Christopher Alvarado '13 and Catherine (Hoffmann) Alvarado '12 were married on January 7, 2017 in New Braunfels, Texas. Catherine and Chris met at TLU in 2009 and have been together ever since. Both participated in TLU Bands and have pursued their love of music by both becoming band directors in New Braunfels and San Antonio.


Elisa (Wellnitz) Hrachovina '14 recently moved to be marketing manager at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, from her previous job as assistant director of marketing for Simon at the Galleria in Houston. Smart Financial Centre is the region's first state-of-the-art live performance venue, and Elisa has helped steer the branding of the new venue as well as coordinating marketing needs for events at the venue.

Reece Rozell '14 and Lindsey (Prather) Rozell '13 were married on November 5, 2016 in Round Rock, Texas, and currently reside in Houston. While at TLU, Reece played baseball and Lindsey was a member of Xi Tau.

Jacob Thogmartin '14 married Alicia Villarreal on December 27, 2016.

In Memoriam


  • Margaret "Margo" Etherington, 1939, January 26, 2017, Hoover, AL
  • Ellen Beatrice Richter, 1941, January 25, 2017, Hondo, TX
  • Barney Archer, 1944, January 21, 2017, Hallettsville, TX
  • Betty Sue Johannes, 1954, December 29, 2016, Clifton, TX
  • Bill McGinty, 1955, January 22, 2017, Seguin, TX
  • Sharron Vogel, 1964, January 30, 2017, Seguin, TX
  • Keith Hormuth, 1970, January 19, 2017, New Braunfels, TX
  • Cynthia Kay Haecker, 1973, January 10, 2017, Seguin, TX
  • Henry R. Gutierrez, 1977, January 19, 2017, Seguin, TX

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