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Class Notes

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


Frank Charles, B.A. in history, M.A. in history ’95, a retired high school science and social studies teacher, is an adjunct professor of U.S. history at Alamo Colleges.


Danny Padron, M.A. in education, is head football coach for Texas Lutheran University. In September, he received the Pillar of Fairness award from San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District.


Jane Galbraith, B.S. in applied sciences, is a retired teacher and now works as a private math tutor in Las Vegas.


Susan K. Medina, B.B.A. in management with a concentration in marketing, was named the 2013 Business Woman of the Year by the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She is principal of SKM Communication Strategies LLC.


Mike Flores, B.A. in political science, is the president of Palo Alto College in San Antonio. In September, he was given the Pillar of Responsibility award from San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District.

Larry Mendez, B.F.A. in art, was named an executive managing director of the San Antonio office of Transwestern. He will oversee a team of more than 75 employees and a portfolio of more than 6.5 million square feet of commercial real estate.


Sherry L. Mosier, B.A. in criminal justice, was named executive director of class notes the Bulverde/Spring Branch Economic Development Foundation in Bulverde, Texas.


Luis Cuellar, B.S. in civil engineering, is regional manager in San Antonio for Klotz Associates.


Roberto G. Rosas Jr., B.F.A. in art, retired from the San Antonio Police Department as a sergeant after 22 years of service. He now owns Miracle Weaver Creations LLC, a multimedia company in San Antonio. He recently published a second edition of the novel, The Temptation of the Miracle Weaver, and a sequel to that first novel, The Liberation of the Miracle Weaver.


Keyhla Calderon-Lugo, B.A. in communications, is an anchor and reporter for KWEX-TV, a San Antonio Univision station. She received the Pillar of Respect award from San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District in September.


Kelley Black, M.S. in biology, is acting director of studies at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School in Sewanee, Tenn. She also teaches biology and coaches tennis.


Veronica Campbell Stich, B.B.A. in information systems, recently published the novel, The Assassination Race: Secrets of The Afterlife Society.


Jesus Armando Gonzalez, B.B.A. in management, is an associate with Greenberg Traurig LLP in Houston. He was featured in Latino Leaders Magazine in an article on Houston’s young Latino leaders (February/March 2013 issue).


Alex Sammons, B.S. in chemistry, is an engineer with Soloshot, a startup tech company founded in San Antonio.


Catherine Austin, B.B.A. in finance, is founder of the retail and fitness facility Run Wild Sports in San Antonio.


Lanette Heffner Garza, M.A. in political science, recently became an e-content analysis and assessment librarian at Trinity University.

Dan Iza, B.B.A. in marketing, is the recreation director at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. He and his wife, Annie Iza, became parents to Austin Daniel in February 2013


Humayun Zafar, Ph.D. in information systems, is a tenure-track professor at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. He is ranked as the top marathon runner for the state of Georgia and is also undefeated in singles tennis for the state. He qualified for the Boston marathon and was also invited to play in the qualifiers for the U.S. Open Tennis Championship.


Almoutaz El Hassan, Ph.D. in environmental science and engineering, is a postdoctoral research associate at Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at El Paso.


Xavier Johnson, B.A. in sociology, was an intern in U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a law school student at the University of California, Berkeley, and was recently named president of his law school class.

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