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Class Notes


Class Notes is a compilation of alumni submissions and reports from newspapers and other media outlets.


1974

Gaston Kent, M.B.A. is now president and CEO of John Tracy Clinic for deaf children. He was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal as part of a special series about Encore Careers.

1976

Jesus "Corky" Rubio, M.B.A. in business, has published a book entitled I’m From Eagle Pass/Soy De Ygle Pass, a compendium of essays and reflections on life in a small town on the Texas border during the mid-20th century. Corky was the second president of the UTSA Alumni Association in 1981 and Alumnus of the Year in 1984.

1980

Donald "Don" Scotte, M.A. in educational management, published The Grandfather Stories in 2009 and A Basketball Coach in a Football State in 2010. He began coaching and teaching in 1957, first in Beeville and later in San Antonio.

1981

Maria Teresa "Tessa" Herrera, B.A. in political science, is 186th District Court Judge in Bexar County.

1984

Michael Bubel, B.B.A in marketing management, was appointed director of business operations for RadSite, a provider of assessment and accreditation services in the imaging industry.

1986

Linda Zeigler, B.A. in education, is the interim superintendent of schools of the South San Antonio Independent School District.

Rick Ramirez, B.B.A. in finance, B.B.A. in accounting, has been promoted to assistant vice president for operational accounting at Security Service Federal Credit Union.

1987

Gary Morsches, M.B.A., has been appointed managing director of CME Group’s energy business. Morsches will be responsible for leading the firm’s global energy complex, which provides benchmark products across the energy spectrum.

1989

Michael Wuensch, B.S. in mechanical engineering, has worked in engineering design for 16 years. He has been with Stanley Proto for five years—first as a tool designer, then as product manager for wrenches and torque products, providing technical training and introducing new and innovative products into the industrial tool market.

1994

Robert Dart, B.A. in history, is a detective with the San Antonio Police Department. He joined the police force in 2001 and has been airing traffic reports on the city’s ABC affiliate since November 2006.

Caroline E. Donald, M.M. in music, has been named a Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year in elementary education. She has nearly 25 years of experience in elementary education and for the past four years has taught primarily music to students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

1995

Ben Lecomte, B.B.A. in marketing, is a long-distance swimmer who in 1998 was credited with being the first man to swim across the Atlantic Ocean without the aid of a kickboard. He plans to swim across the Pacific Ocean this year, to help raise funds for cancer research.

1997

Mojgan Safavi, B.S. in biology, is a dentist who has teamed up with her husband,

Feridoon Amini, ’96, B.S. in computer science, to launch DentalSpots.com, which works to link employers and job seekers in the U.S. dental industry.

Margaret Craig, M.F.A. in art, is chairwoman of the Southwest School of Art’s painting, drawing and printmaking department.

2000

Randall "Randy" Wallace, M.F.A. in sculpture, is an instructor at Trinity University. He recently exhibited his work in Austin and has exhibited at Artpace in San Antonio.

Mary Reilly-Magee, M.A. in English, owns Love to Swim and Tumble Schools in San Antonio and Schertz and is president of the United States Swim School Association.

2002

Robert "Matt" Golightly, B.A. in communications, is a comedian based in Austin. His performances cover topics such as dating, politics and popular culture.

2003

Santiago Alazniz, B.A. in criminal justice, B.A. in political science, is an associate in the Houston office of Fisher & Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm.

2010

Daniela Sacramento Cardenas, B.A. in psychology, B.F.A. in art, recently exhibited her work Transición (Transition), at Bismarck Studios in San Antonio.

Kim Spradlin, B.A. in communications, is a San Antonio businesswoman who appears on the current television series Survivor: One World.

2011

Joleen Beltrami, recently earned a Ph.D. in applied statistics after earlier earning a master’s degree in statistics from UTSA, where she taught in the mathematics and management science and statistics departments. Beltrami teaches in the mathematics department at the University of the Incarnate Word.


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