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  • Matt Reedy '79

    He’s Programmed for Success

    November 19, 2007

    The year was 1978. A hard drive meant eight or nine hours behind the wheel; chips and cookies were treats; and windows were something to look through. Disco ruled the dance floor and Alien was killing them at the box office.Read more

  • Renee Burkett, '75

    Hitting the High Notes in Tinseltown

    November 19, 2007

    Renee Burkett is cruising down the California highway - the 405 to be specific. She's heading over to 20th Century Fox Studios to record either a movie score or video game track for Steven...Spielberg, that is.

    ...Read more

  • Ron Piretti, '71

    Setting the Stage in the Big Apple

    November 19, 2007

    If you've ever wondered how actors make fight scenes look so realistic, they're relying on fight directors like Ron Piretti '71 to make them look good.Read more

  • Laura Cabo, '79

    Designing Woman

    November 19, 2007

    "Trinity was everything I'd hoped for," says architect Laura Cabo '79.

    "It's really special from an environmental point of view. The landscape is beautiful - merged into the surrounding cliffs. Trinity was the foundation that pushed me in...Read more

  • Jim Nelon, '71

    It’s a Jungle Out There

    November 19, 2007

    Jim Nelon '71 may live in the buttoned-up corporate world as a Massachusetts-based management consultant, but his heart roams free in the Asian jungles and rain forests far away from the straight-laced New England lifestyle.

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  • Lisette McSoud Mondello, '78

    A Veteran Mom

    November 19, 2007

    She's in a position of power at the second-largest cabinet agency in the U.S. government, but what really puts a smile on her face is hearing the word, "Mom!"

    ...Read more

  • Fred Davis, '74

    The Player

    November 19, 2007

    Fred Davis' "absolutely perfect" life as a Trinity student was altered dramatically when his young father died unexpectedly when Fred was a sophomore.

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  • David Lopez, '75

    Living for Giving

    November 19, 2007

    The one true thing to be discovered about David Lopez '75, president and CEO of the Harris County Hospital District in Houston, is that he lives his life to help others.

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  • Tim Derk, '79

    Tim Derk, Spirit of Trinity Award

    November 19, 2007

    When Tim Derk '79 assumed the persona of the Spurs Coyote, he made $25 a game to jump around, walk on his hands, and otherwise entertain basketball fans, never dreaming it would become a full-time job. A mere 21 years later, he not only won the...Read more

  • Michael Drudge, '73

    And This is the Way it is...

    November 19, 2007

    As storytellers go, Michael Drudge '73 has a few tales of his own to report, and he does, as correspondent and London Bureau Chief for Voice of America radio. A journalist for more than 30 years, Michael has covered stories in numerous exotic...Read more