AlumNotes & In Memoriam - October 2017

October 23, 2017

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1968

Prof. Richard Burmeister ’68 has retired from the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education.

1972

Chuck '72 & Susan Boyd are traveling the Great Lakes this summer in their RV. So far, they've completed Lake Superior and Michigan and are headed for Huron then Erie, following the large ships to the Atlantic.

1986

Sabina (Perotte) Rotter '86 and Mark Rotter '86 celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in April 2017.

1988

Ramona Smith Britt '88 sends this personal message: "It is with great pleasure to announce my impending retirement effective June 30,2018. I have had an amazing career since 1988 both in private school and public school totaling 30 years. I was with Lutheran High South for two years, Spring Branch ISD for six years (five at Spring Oaks and one at Stratford), and Klein ISD for 22 years (10 at Doerre and 12 at Klein Collins). Since I was unable to have children, the 7,000 students over these years have been not only my job, but also my love and I shall truly miss them most of all. The KCHS and Doerre faculty families are both rare and professional and I am proud to have them on my resume – I will miss you dearly. Since my degree is a B.A. in Art with an education certification, my hope is that the future of art education will continue to flourish and be supported by the educational systems around the world for future generations to benefit, and that those who shoulder this responsibility do so with the utmost integrity and values of Art." Sincerely, Ramona Smith Britt.

1992

NBU Board of Trustee Dr. Judith Dykes-Hoffmann '92 was presented the Paula J. DiFonzo Industry Achievement Award by TPPA President Bob Kahn and TPPA Executive Director Walt Baum. The “Paula J. DiFonzo Industry Achievement Award” honors women in public power who have made outstanding leadership and individual contributions to their public power system in Texas. Dr. Judith Dykes-Hoffmann has served on the New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees since 2007. She was the first female appointed board member in NBU’s history and the first female board president serving a two-year term.

1995

Ricky Flores ’95 is now the principal at Somerset High School. He looks forward to serving the Bulldog learning community with the highest level of excellence and integrity with chief aim to successfully pass the Texas Superintendent certification exam.

1997

Charles '97 and Camille (Frost) Crews '97 had a baby boy, Oliver Frost Crews, on June 20, 2017. Oliver's grandfather is Robert W. Frost III '69, his grandmother is Clara Bush '70 (Schultz), and his great-grandfather is Milton Schultz (1917-2005 alumnus of Clifton College in the 1930s) all have a TLU connection. If Ollie or his 12-year -old sister Daley attend TLU, they would be fourth generation Bulldogs.

2001

Ben Leal ‘01, CEO of Jubilee Park & Community Center is a finalist for the Nonprofit CEO of the Year by the Center for Nonprofit Management for North Texas. The winner will be announced November 16. 

2002

Catie Spellicy ’02 was recently recognized by The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) in Greenwood, SC, earning her Ph.D. upon her completion of a laboratory fellowship in clinical molecular genetics and genomics. Dr. Spellicy earned a Ph.D. in Human and Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Prior to enrolling in GGC’s program, she also completed two postdoctoral fellowships, the first studying neural tube defects, also at UTHSCH, and the second at Baylor College of Medicine where she studied the genetics of addiction. In July, she will join Mission Fullerton Genetics Laboratory in Asheville, NC as a clinical molecular geneticist. GGC’s two-year fellowships include intensive training in laboratory technologies, clinical genetics, and diagnostic laboratory management. GGC is one of only 44 sites in the US and the only program in South Carolina offering this post-graduate genetics training programs in all specialty areas. Since GGC’s program began in 1989, nearly 40 fellows and residents have completed the training and have gone on to practice medical genetics or lead diagnostic laboratories.

2011

The San Marcos CISD School Board is proud to announce the hiring of Andrew Fernandez ‘11 as the executive director of communications and community relations.

In Memoriam

Alumni

  • In Memoriam - Alumni
  • Pearl Emma Mickelson – 1933 Alum (ND) - August 5, 2017 - Clifton, TX
  • Hulda K. Sellingsloh – 1937 Alum (ND) - August 15, 2017 - Hopewell Junction, NY
  • Fred Carl Adix - 1942 - June 24, 2017 - Victoria, TX
  • Erna "Nita" Elizabeth Bartels Pritchett – 1943 - June 11, 2017 – Midland, TX
  • Gloria Swanson (White) Stryker - 1943 - June 12, 2017 - Clifton, TX
  • Carol Robinson Archer - 1943 - September 23, 2017 - Hallettsville, TX
  • Katherine (Larson) Sakewitz - 1944 - August 16, 2017 - Austin, TX
  • Laura Rosina (Sammann) Brandes – 1944 Alum (ND) - July 31, 2017 - Plainview, TX
  • Ruth Irma Hein – 1944 Alum (ND) - August 27, 2002 - Houston, TX
  • Ellen Nelson Smith - 1947 - July 4, 2017 - Austin, TX
  • David Schubert - 1947 - July 25, 2017 - Niederwald, TX
  • Myrtle Agnes (Backhaus) Bartels – 1951 Alum (ND) - September 10, 2017 - New Braunfels, TX
  • Melvin Rosenquist – 1952 Alum (ND) - September 16, 2017 - Avoca, TX
  • JoAnn “Jody” Dixon – 1953 -June 11, 2017 – Seguin, TX
  • Albert Lange – 1956 Alum (ND) - July 2, 2017 - Temple, TX
  • Gerald I. Evetts, 1957, August 19, 2017, Bandera, TX
  • Dr. Richard Gene Smith - 1959 - September 23, 2017 - Houston, TX
  • Walter Louis Crenwelge - 1961 Alum (ND) - July 27, 2017 - Doss, TX
  • Howard Curtis Hewett – 1962 Alum (ND) - October 9, 2017 - North Carolina
  • Edward Lee Bargfrede – 1963 Alum (ND) - September 23, 2017 - San Antonio, TX
  • Sylvia Annell (Cooper) Foster - 1963 - September 9, 2017 - San Antonio, TX
  • Judith Grace (Koehler) Ludvigsen – 1965 Alum (ND) - October 5, 2017 - Cypress, TX
  • Rev. Krishen A. Persaud - 1965 - April 30, 2007 - Sioux City, IA
  • Gale E. McRorie - 1966 - August 28, 2017 - San Antonio, TX
  • Richard "Dickie" Orsak - 1968 - June 16, 2017 - Webster, TX
  • Kenneth Earl Haas – 1968 Alum (ND) - July 26, 2017 - Seguin, TX
  • Jeaneane Enke - 1969 - June 21, 2001 - Bulverde, TX
  • Aubrey W. 'Bubba' Glover, II - 1970 - July 24, 2017 – Victoria, TX
  • Jack Andrew Olsen, 1970, April 30, 2017, Midlothian, Virginia
  • Michael "Mike" Lynn Janosky, 1971, May 10,2017, Pasadena, TX
  • Larry Roland Willmann - 1972 - June 26, 2017 - Seguin, TX
  • Dennis Keith Ceder – 1975 Alum (ND) - July 20, 2017 - Austin, TX
  • Charles William (Bill) Kieke - 1978 - July 9, 2017 - New Braunfels, TX
  • Marco Adrian Martinez - 1992 - August 15, 2017 San Antonio, TX
  • Christine Ann Hoel - 2004 - August 7, 2017 - Dallas, TX
  • Keaton Kelley Bohrmann - 2016 - October 4, 2017 - Aransas Pass, TX
  • Samantha George – 2016 Alum (ND) – May 22, 2017 – Richardson, TX

In Memoriam – Friends

  • George Parfet Bachman - friend, April 29, 2017 - Seguin, TX
  • Bennie Kaulfus, friend - May 8, 2017 - Seguin, TX
  • Debbie Bacon - friend - June 16, 2017 - McQueeney, TX
  • Jo Murphy - Friend of TLU - June 20, 2017 - Houston, TX
  • Olga M. Guajardo - friend - May 18, 2017 - New Braunfels, TX
  • Israll Ramirez – friend - May 8, 2017 - New Braunfels
  • Donald Nelson Cameron - friend - June 1, 2017 - New Braunfels, TX
  • Faye Ehler - friend - June 27, 2017 - La Grange, TX
  • Wilson Peyton Southwell Jr. - friend - June 27, 2017 - San Antonio, TX
  • Leroy Henry Wiese - friend - June 28, 2017 - Lake McQueeney, TX
  • Stanley Wayne McKenzie - friend - July 3, 2017 - New Braunfels, TX
  • Wesley Lee Moehring - friend - June 29, 2017 - Hondo, TX
  • Gary C. Rowden – friend - July 3, 2017 - New Braunfels, TX
  • Kevin Wayne Taft – friend - July 8, 2017 - McQueeney, TX
  • Inez Ruiz - friend - July 9, 2017 - Seguin, TX
  • Helen Herbold - friend - July 18, 2017 - Seguin, TX
  • Evelyn Ann Kruse - friend - July 24, 2017 - Brenham, TX
  • Linda Maria Witherspoon Norville - friend - July 23, 2017 - McQueeny, TX
  • George Frederick Black - friend - July 30, 2017 - Galveston, TX
  • Jimmie Ernest Lange - friend - August 2, 2017 - Mason, TX
  • Phillip Charles Hambrick - Staff Emeriti - August 2, 2017 - San Antonio, TX
  • Barney Cruz IV – friend - July 28, 2017 - Blanca, CO
  • Harold Henry Kolkhorst - friend - August 11, 2017 - Houston, TX
  • CSM Roy Alan Neve - friend - August 28, 2017 - Seguin, TX
  • Delores Oppermann - friend - September 1, 2017 - La Grange, TX
  • Melba Lorene (Bremer) Lentz – friend - September 3, 2017 - Odessa, TX
  • Jack Walter Arlitt - friend - September 6, 2017 - College Station, TX
  • L.F Cox - friend - September 2, 2017 - Kerrville, TX
  • Cecil Walter Stolle - friend - September 11, 2017 - Slaton, TX
  • Peggy Hanna - friend - August 24, 2017 - San Antonio, TX
  • Fred Arrence Ahle - friend - September 11, 2017 - Longview, TX
  • Myrtle Lucille Gerrard Swearingen - friend - September 18, 2017 - Houston, TX
  • Kristene Augusta - friend - June 28, 2017 - Wink, TX
  • Lawrence Wayne Robarts Sr. - friend - September 23, 2017 - La Vernia, TX
  • Clarence Otto Haveman - friend - June 20, 2017 - Kenedy, TX
  • Reverend Fred Shilling - friend- September 24, 2017 - Hanover, PA
  • Allan Roy Dreibrodt - friend - September 27, 2017 - Seguin, TX
  • Sophia Georgette Boettcher – friend - September 22, 2017 - Dallas, TX
  • Sylvia Coulter - friend - September 10, 2017 - Georgetown, TX
  • Victor Rudolph Pfennig - friend - September 23, 2017 - Pflugerville, TX
  • Farris Eugene Grier - friend - October 7, 2017 - Van Alstyne, TX
  • Kenneth James Lochte - friend - October 12, 2017 - Fredericksburg, TX
  • Chet H. "Skip" Taylor - friend - September 27, 2017 - Cedar Park, TX

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