Class Notes is a compilation of alumni submissions and reports from newspapers and other media outlets.
Cheryl Landman, B.B.A. in management, M.B.A.
in business '81, is mayor of Fair
Oaks Ranch, a San Antonio
suburb. Prior to being elected
mayor, she served for 10 years as
an alderman-at-large. Cheryl has
a background in marketing and
in 1985 launched her own firm,
Antonio Gonzalez, B.A. in history, is president of the
William C. Velasquez Institute,
a national Latino public policy
and research organization. He
became president in 1994 after
working in various capacities for
founding President Willie Velasquez
as well as his successor Andrew
Hernandez from 1984–94.
Antonio lives in Los Angeles.
Steve Barrera, B.A.
in criminal justice, is chief of
police and director of public
safety at UTSA.
Janet P. Buckingham, M.S. in math, is a staff analyst in
Southwest Research Institute's
Fuels and Lubricants Research
Division. In August she was
named a winner of the 2010
American Statistical Association
Founders Award. She was
elected a fellow of ASA in 2005.
Cathy Bochat-Duross, B.B.A. in finance, is
owner and founder of The Motorcycle
School in San Antonio. She
said she's taught more than 6,000
people to ride since opening her
business in 2006.
Jeff Courtright, B.B.A.
in accounting, is financial controller
of CAMAC Energy. Before
joining CAMAC, Jeff spent four
years as the director of financial
reporting at Houston-based BMC
Software Inc. and had previously
served as the controller and
principal accounting officer at
Clare Davies, B.A. in
early childhood and elementary
education, M.A. in education
with a concentration in special
education '90, is vice principal at
Incarnate Word High School in
San Antonio. Clare most recently
served as the executive director
of special education for the San
Francisco United School District.
Jeanne Keller, B.S. in
occupational therapy, B.F.A. in art
'04, lives in Bulverde and is an
artist. Her work has been shown
at the South Wind Gallery in
Topeka, Kan.; the 2007 Oil
Painters of America Central
Regional Juried Exhibition; and
the 2007 Oil Painters of America
16th annual National Juried
Exhibition, among others.
Jeanie Wyatt, M.B.A., is
CEO and chief investment officer
of South Texas Money Management
in San Antonio. In August
she was the only San Antonio
financial adviser and one of only
six Texans named to Barron's Top
100 Independent Advisors List.
Janet Lennie Flohr, B.F.A. in art, M.A. in art '90, is a
San Antonio artist and owner of
the fine-art print workshop Hare
and Hound Press. Janet is on
Artpace's board and is chairwoman
of the board of the
Southwest School of Art & Craft.
Her recent exhibition at the
McNay Art Museum was titled
"Learning to Say Goodbye."
Meredith Hay, M.S. in
neurobiology, is executive vice
president and provost of the
University of Arizona. Meredith
also is a professor of physiology
in the University of Arizona's
College of Medicine. Meredith
holds a Ph.D. in cardiovascular
pharmacology from the University
of Texas Health Science
Center at San Antonio.
Louise Peters, B.A. in
English, is the author of The
Amazing Gift, an updated look
at the Gospel of Mark. The
book was published by Tate
Publishing and Enterprises.
Leanne Hasse-Goebel, B.A. in English, was
recently awarded a first-place
award in the Top of the Rockies
regional contest hosted by the
Society of Professional Journalists
for her art writer blog.
1990 Cynthia Jacob
, B.A. in
early childhood and elementary
education, is principal of
Wilshire Elementary School in
Joe R. Hinojosa, B.A.
in criminal justice, is a lawyer in
San Antonio. Joe graduated from
St. Mary's University School of
Law and recently established a
law firm, Barkhurst & Hinojosa,
P.C., with a colleague. He serves
as managing shareholder.
Clif Tinker, B.F.A. in art
and design, M.F.A. in art history
'01, is a San Antonio artist and
chairman of the fine arts department
at James Madison High
School. One of his latest projects
was a painting used by H-E-B on
80,000 reusable shopping bags.
Daniel Weickenand, B.B.A. in accounting, M.B.A. in
finance and marketing '00, is
chief executive officer of the
Memphis Area Teachers Credit
Union. Daniel previously served
as chief financial officer of
the FedEx Employees Credit
Lloyd Antoine Blanchard, B.A. in political
science, is chief operating officer
at Medgar Evers College of the
City University of New York. He
served in the federal Office of
Management and Budget as chief
operating officer of the Small
Business Administration and as
vice provost for fiscal management
at Louisiana State University,
among other positions. Lloyd
holds both a master's and a Ph.D.
in public administration from
Chuck Cureau, B.A. in
psychology, is a SeaWorld of San
Antonio whale trainer and a
San Antonio Spurs in-arena host
and actor. Chuck has appeared
in dozens of local and national
television shows including
Trading Spaces: Boys versus
Girls, Skunked TV, Great Day SA,
The Drew Carey Show, JAG and
Felicity. Most recently, he had a
small part in the upcoming Spy
Dara Richardson, B.S.
in interdisciplinary studies with
a specialization in early childhood
education, is principal of
T.H. Johnson Elementary School
in Taylor, Texas. Dara has taught
at schools in San Antonio and
Boerne and was an administrator
in Lampasas ISD for three
years before accepting the
position at T.H. Johnson.
Tommy Hines, B.S.
in kinesiology, is head boys
basketball coach at Brennan
High School in San Antonio.
Tommy coached at a New
Braunfels school for two years
before moving to San Antonio's
Lee High School in 2005. He is
married to Yvonne Hines '96, B.S. in kinesiology, M.A. in
Margaret Hunnicutt, B.B.A. in accounting,
was named the 2010
Businesswoman of the Year by
the Tempe, Ariz., Chamber of
Commerce. Margaret is the president
and CEO of Tempe Schools
Credit Union. Before she became
CEO, she was chief financial
officer at the credit union.
Michel Sanchez-Wall, B.A. in history, is principal
of Cane Ridge High School
in Antioch, Tenn., near Nashville.
Michel also holds a master's
degree in education administration
from the University of Texas
of the Permian Basin. She is
the first Hispanic high school
principal in the Metropolitan
Nashville Public Schools.
Joan Fabian, M.F.A. in art,
is a San Antonio artist. Three of
her paintings were recently on
display at the Smithsonian Institution's
International Gallery in
Washington, D.C., as part of "Revealing
Culture," an exhibit organized
by VSA, an international
organization that advocates for
artists with disabilities. Joan lost
much of her hearing to a severe
ear infection as a child.
Scott B. Fulmer, B.A. in
criminal justice, is a private investigator
in San Antonio and owner
of Scott B. Fulmer Investigations.
Much of his work involves insurance
liability and workers' comp
fraud, as well as domestic work,
child custody and surveillance.
Shana Prichard, M.B.A. in finance, is founder and
owner of San Antonio-based
Realign, a consulting firm for
small-business owners. Shana
was named the Home-Based
Business Champion of the Year
for 2009 by the San Antonio
district office of the Small
Hector Canales, B.S. in
civil engineering, M.S. in civil
engineering '04, is assistant city
engineer in Del Rio, Texas.
Hector received his professional
engineer's license in June
2006, and is also a certified
Jennifer Baadsgaard, M.Ed., is
principal of Cleburne High
School, southwest of Fort Worth.
She worked at Edward H. White
Middle School and Douglas
MacArthur High School in San
Antonio, among others.
Cruz Ortiz, B.F.A. in art, is
an artist and teacher. His work
was recently displayed in an
exhibit at the Contemporary Arts
Museum in Houston. Cruz was
one of the founders of San Anto
Cultural Arts, an organization
known for its mural program,
and he teaches art at San
Antonio's Lee High School.
Shane Foley, B.A. in
political science and criminal
justice, is a police officer in
Indianapolis, Ind. He recently received
the department's Medal
of Merit for developing a new
method of tracking suspects.
Shane has been on the force
for three years.
Lisa Bombín, B.A. in
communication, is founder
and owner of Unico Communications,
a San Antonio firm
specializing in public relations,
special events and board development.
Lisa served for five
years as a special events coordinator
for National Council of La
Raza in Washington, D.C.
Daniel Steve Villarreal, M.A. in education,
is in Taipei, Taiwan, doing
research on heritage speakers
of Mandarin Chinese as a Ph.D.
candidate in foreign language
education at the University of
Texas at Austin.
Sean Etheredge, B.S.
in kinesiology, is head golf pro at
The Quarry in San Antonio.
Wally Saldana, B.A.
in interdisciplinary studies, is
veterans service officer for the
Bee County Community Affairs
department. Wally assists veterans
with problems such as filing
claims with the U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs. The Beeville
native is a former Marine who
was discharged in 2001.
Peter Holland, B.A. in
history, is a member of the
Alamo Area Poets Association,
the San Antonio Poets
Association and the Poetry
Society of Texas. His chapbook,
A Year in South Texas, was published
by Pecan Grove
Press in 2009.
Valeria Martinez-Gonzalez, Ph.D. in business
administration with a concentration
in finance, is assistant
professor of finance at Fairfield
University in Fairfield, Conn. She
received the Dolan School of
Business' annual Excellence in
Teaching Award. Before becoming
an educator, Valeria worked
for Merrill Lynch, the National
Banking and Securities Commission
in Mexico City and the
finance department of the City
of San Antonio.
Sheila Pritchett, B.S. in biology, was named
a Woodrow Wilson Indiana
Teaching Fellow in May by the
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship
Foundation of Princeton,
N.J. Sheila will receive a $30,000
stipend and enroll in a master's
degree program at Indiana
Indianapolis. Most recently an
academic lab technician at
the Indiana University School
of Medicine, Sheila is a U.S.
Mitra Miri, B.S. in biology,
won a National Science Foundation
Graduate Fellowship to fund
her graduate studies in the Ph.D.
program in neurobiology at Yale
University. She entered the Ph.D.
program at Yale in fall 2009.
A.J. Castillo, B.B.A. in
management, is a Tejano singer
and recording artist. In July he
won the best accordion and best
emerging artist awards from the
Academy of Tejano Artists and
Musicians, and best new male
artist honors in the 30th annual
Tejano Music Awards.
Melissa Alcala, D.Ed., is principal of Roan
Forest Elementary School in
San Antonio. She most recently
was an academic dean at
Garner Middle School.
Belinda Gonzalez, M.Ed. in educational leadership
and policy studies, was
promoted last summer from
assistant principal to principal
of West Avenue Elementary
School in San Antonio.