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Class Years

2010-Present  |  2000-2009  |  1990-1999  |  1980-1989  |  1970-1979  |  1960-1969  |  Before 1960


2010-Present


Submitted: June 4, 2018

Lindsay Brillantes
Class Year: 2010

Lindsay Brillantes and Christian Brillantes welcomed new baby Clara Grace Brillantes on April 3, 2018.

Marco Alanis
Class Year: 2012

Congrats to Marco Alanis for starting a new job at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill.

Alexander Bretoi
Class Year: 2013

Alexander Bretoi recently left Nielsen, where he focused on press analysis and quality assuring music consumption data that powers the iconic Billboard Charts. He is currently pursuing a new career with Apple in Business Strategy and Analysis for iTunes & Apple Music. He has proudly performed national anthems at multiple MLB spring training games for the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Baltimore Orioles.

Elisa Reyna
Class Year: 2013

Elisa Reyna is on track to become a digital marketing master! She won employee of the year in her first year in the workforce and has recently accepted a new position at Scientific Games.

Andrew Rieger
Class Year: 2013

Andrew Rieger earned a Master of Business Administration in Film Producing from John Paul the Great Catholic University. He is currently enrolled at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for a Master of Fine Arts in Cinematography.

Rachel Matyastik
Class Year: 2015

Rachel Matyastik '15 was promoted to senior engineer.


Submitted: May 9, 2018

Sylver Monaco
Class Year: 2010

Sylver Monaco recently opened a restaurant with her sisters called The Sylver Spoon located at the Texas Ski Ranch in New Braunfels,TX.

Hannah Gelbs
Class Year: 2012

Hannah Gelbs, HCAD, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital in Houston, TX.

Kelly Johnston
Class Year: 2015

Kelly Johnston was accepted to participate in the Post-Grad Residency Program at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.

Breanna Willis
Class Year: 2015

Breanna Willis recently moved to South Korea to teach and got to cheer on Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.


Submitted: April 2, 2018

Marisa Shipley
Class Year: 2010

Marisa Shipley works as an art department and set decoration department coordinator in Los Angeles, Calif. working on shows such as "Grace & Frankie". Shipley is currently working with a group of art department coordinators to put together a petition asking the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to increase their pay rate.

Morgan Latin
Class Year: 2016

Morgan Latin is an 8th grade English teacher and will be transitioning into law school in the fall of 2018.


2000-2009


Submitted: June 4, 2018

Matt Reuter
Class Year: 2000

Matt Reuter was elected Alderman in Town and Country, Missouri. He continues as the medical director of the BJC Medical Group hospitalist program at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

Aaron & Evelyn Hanson
Class Year: 2003, 2005

Aaron & Evelyn Hanson welcomed new baby Hadley Claire Harrison on Aug. 1, 2017.

Desiree Damon
Class Year: 2005

Desiree Damon was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Kendo Instructor of the Year.

Kimberley Mancini
Class Year: 2005

Kimberley Mancini recently celebrated 10 years working as the managing editor at Data Recognition Corporation in Minnesota.

Elizabeth A. Owens
Class Year: 2006

After completing her internship hours, Elizabeth A. Owens recently became a fully licensed professional counselor in private practice at Counseling Connections of San Antonio. She provides counseling and hypnotherapy for most populations, primarily with the LGBTQ+ community with a focus on transgender care.

Ty White
Class Year: 2006

Ty White married Katy Korzekwa on Nov. 18, 2017.


Submitted: May 9, 2018

Jessica Moore
Class Year: 2002

Jessica Moore recently celebrated more than ten years with her wedding planning company, Something to Celebrate. Moore also serves as President of the Associated Wedding Planners of Austin.

Ryan Tobin
Class Year: 2002

Ryan Tobin was promoted to President and CEO of Rose Medical Center in Denver, CO.

Sally Hurt-Deitch
Class Year: 2003

Sally Hurt-Deitch, HCAD, was appointed by the Federal Reserve to the Board of Directors of the Banks El Paso Branch.

Crystal Johnson Duckert
Class Year: 2005

Crystal Johnson Duckert, FACHE spoke at The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival about the power of storytelling. Duckert is currently in her 13th year of teaching.

Jesica Kincaid
Class Year: 2009

Jesica Kincaid joined The USA Rice Federation as Manager of International Policy. Previously, Kincaid worked at the Embassy of Ireland in trade and agriculture.


Submitted: April 2, 2018

Emilio B. Nicolas
Class Year: 2002

Emilio Nicolas was named a partner at the law firm, Jackson Walker L.L.P. Nicolas lives in Austin, Texas where we practices entertainment, media and intellectual property law.


1990-1999


Submitted: June 4, 2018

Cathy Marston
Class Year: 1990

Cathy Marston was interviewed by Telemundo for her work with her unincorporated nonprofit, Free Battered Texas Women. Her interview is available to watch on YouTube.

Kelly Nytes
Class Year: 1990

Kelly Nytes teaches elementary science to TK-5th graders in San Diego. She has a 9-year-old daughter. Her goddaughter is a Trinity student.

Lee F. Koch
Class Year: 1991

As part of his doctoral research, Lee F. Koch will present a poster on changes in response behavior at the University of Education Schwaebisch Gmeund, Germany, on June 28, 2018. His presentation is titled "Use of the Delphi-Technique for Research in Healthcare and the Social Sciences."

Amy Smolen
Class Year: 1991

Amy Smolen was recently named the process automation project execution expertise area leader within the TES Core Engineering Technology Center. She lives in Lake Jackson, Texas, with her husband, Ed. They have two sons, Zachary, who is studying civil engineering at UT Tyler, and David, who is a junior at Brazoswood High School. In her spare time, she enjoys travel and reading.

James Holmes
Class Year: 1992

James Holmes recently celebrated the eighth year of Robur LLC, an oil and gas trading and logistics firm that he founded. He also practices oil and gas law and commercial law in Dallas.

David Imhoof
Class Year: 1992

Two years ago, David Imhoof was promoted to full professor at Susquehanna University. He has served as a director of Susquehanna's Global Opportunities and collaborated with Trinity's study abroad program for three years.

Kelly Masegian
Class Year: 1995

Kelly Masegian started working at her dream job as a career counselor at San Jose State University in November 2017.

Cindy Karm
Class Year: 1997

Cindy Karm practices construction law and general corporate law at Cutler-Smith, P.C. in Dallas.

Jenn Janes
Class Year: 1998

Jenn Janes works as a social worker at Bexar County Juvenile Dentention. She has 3-year-old twins.


Submitted: May 9, 2018

Shannon Kershner
Class Year: 1994

Rev. Shannon Kershner joined the Chicago Sun-Times as the columnist of a series called Just Relations that focuses on social justice.

Dale Flowers
Class Year: 1999

Dale Flowers was appointed the Senior Vice President of Operations for the North Texas Region of US Anesthesia Partners.


Submitted: April 2, 2018

Morgan Watson
Class Year: 1994

Morgan Watson currently works and lives in São Paulo, Brasil.

Jason Steans
Class Year: 1995

Jason Steans was appointed assistant director at the Travis County Attorney's Office where he manages mental health and treatment courts.

Stacy Bunck
Class Year: 1998

Stacy Bunck was named managing shareholder of Olgetree Deakins' Kansas City, Mo. office. Bunck is the first attorney in the 41 year history of the law firm to assume the role as a reduced-hours attorney.

Amber Nicole Puga
Class Year: 1998

Amber Nicole Puga is currently seeking employment in Dallas, Texas.


1980-1989


Submitted: June 4, 2018

Greg Ellis
Class Year: 1984

Greg Ellis is a program manager for US Disaster Response for UMCOR, the humanitarian and relief agency of the United Methodist Church.

Susan Ramlet
Class Year: 1984

Susan Ramlet has led a user experience design team for Medtronic, a manufacturer of medial devices and services, since 2004. She is also a freelance singer for several professional music organizations in the Minneaplois-St. Paul, MN, area. She frequently collaborates with fellow Trinity graduates Cathy '89 and Chris '88 Crosby-Schmidt. Ramlet's mother, Barbara Walter Hodges '53, lives nearby.

Shirin McArthur
Class Year: 1986

Shirin McArthur is a spiritual guide and writer. She showcases her work on her new website.

Rhea D. Morales
Class Year: 1986

Rhea Morales has been teaching in Cochise County for sixteen years. In April 2018, she was honored as the Lowell Jr. High School, Bisbee, AZ, Teacher of the Year and recognized at the Cochise County ceremony honoring educators. Morales is also a charter member of the Sierra Vista Community Band, where she has played piccolo and flute for the past nine concert seasons.

Martin Hajovsky
Class Year: 1987

Martin Hajovsky and Theresa Gregory '85 are delighted to announce that their son, Nathaniel, will begin his freshman year at Trinity this fall.

Amber Puga
Class Year: 1988

Amber Puga's story of coming out as transgender was told in Women's Health magazine. Her story is available to read online.

John (Greg) Wise
Class Year: 1988

John (Greg) Wise's book, Surveillance and Film, won the 2017 Book Award from the Surveillance Studies Network.

Angela Miranda-Clark
Class Year: 1989

Angela Miranda-Clark currently works in the Title IX office at the University of Houston.


Submitted: May 9, 2018

Karen Babb
Class Year: 1985

Karen Babb was named Executive Director of Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in North Billerica, MA.


Submitted: April 2, 2018

Jeff Ramsey
Class Year: 1981

Jeff Ramsey of The Ramsey Charitable Trust, Inc. hosted the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team 2018 Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M.

Diqui LaPenta
Class Year: 1988

Diqui LaPenta is completing her 20th year teaching Biology at College of the Redwoods, and has been the Associate Dean of Math, Science, Behavioral & Social Science since August 2016.


1970-1979


Submitted: June 4, 2018

Rob Richards
Class Year: 1977

Rob Richards is a psychiatrist in Greenville, SC. His fourth grandchild was born in December 2017.

Leslie Bogar
Class Year: 1978

Leslie Bogar currently works as the director of professional learning for the Colorado Association of School Boards.

David Cantwell
Class Year: 1979

David Cantwell has worked as a realtor since 1980. He was recently awarded the Pinnacle Award by the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS.


Submitted: April 2, 2018

Marshall Blackwelder
Class Year: 1979

Marshall Blackwelder participated in the 40th anniversary celebration of KRTU-FM during Alumni Weekend 2016 as one of the founders of the radio station.

Chris Mest
Class Year: 1979

Chris Mest currently works as an arborist focusing on plant health care at a large landscaping company. Mest wrote a book about trees that his wife, Kathi, illustrated called "Jake and the Arborist".


1960-1969


Submitted: May 9, 2018

William Dodge
Class Year: 1967

William Dodge, D.D.S., retired from his position of Dean of the School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio.

Linda DeMarchis
Class Year: 1968

Linda DeMarchis recently celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary with husband, Mike. The DeMarchis reside in Fort Wayne, IN and enjoy spending time with their two sons and four grandsons.


Submitted: April 2, 2018

Susan Riley
Class Year: 1969

Susan Riley currently enjoys life as a piano teacher and as a photographer.


Before 1960


Submitted: April 2, 2018

David Fischer
Class Year: 1959

David Fischer was named Distinguished Alumnus at Colorado State University and was inducted into the the Hall of Fame of their Department of Economics. Fischer was the first graduate to receive a doctorate in economics from Colorado State University 50 years ago.