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  • 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, 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

  • 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

  • Former Trinity Alumni Director Now Professional Grandmother!

    November 19, 2007

    Bonnie Flake '77 directed the Trinity Office of Alumni Relations for more than 15 years, but when she retired from that post two years ago (along with her husband Dr. Francisco Garcia-Treto, Trinity Religion Department) it was to pursue her...Read more

  • Superlawyer Michael Johnston Isn't Above Vacuuming the Floor

    November 19, 2007

    "The person who gets the coffee and takes out the trash is me. I also vacuum the floor on Fridays. There is no job that is beneath anybody."

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  • LeeRoy Was Here

    November 18, 2007

    Laurie Themm Walker '71 lives and breathes art - so much so, that each summer she holds an art camp in her very own backyard.Read more

  • Advantage – Jim

    November 18, 2007

    Jim Timmins '76 is a partner in AIG Highstar Capital, a private equity fund with offices in New York and Houston. Highstar aquires infrastructure businesses in the energy, water, transportation and waste management sectors. Jim is responsible for...Read more

  • And the Winner Is...

    November 17, 2007

    An innovative businessman, who truly cares about his staff and the customers he serves, David Weekley '75 will receive the 2005 Trinity University Distinguished Alumnus Award, along with co-recipient Cecil Hale (see related profile in this edition of Alumnet) in February at a gala dinner. Read more

  • A Patented Success

    November 13, 2007

    Sitting in Professor Nancy Mills' organic chemistry class at Trinity University, patent attorney Sara Vinarov '92 recalls the professor's unique teaching style, "Dr. Mills would on occasion bring her baby to Thursday afternoon review sessions in...Read more

  • From Rock-n-Roll to Classical, The Journey of a Trinity Grad

    November 11, 2007

    Every high school student complains about his teachers and classes, but how many actually do anything other than complain? Read more