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Susan Bettis Adams -- See Susan Bettis Adams Rumph.
Deann Alford (1989) has two books available on Amazon and is writing a novel about an American journalist in Colombia. It is based on decades of reporting there, plus the many kidnappings recently in Colombia that she has either covered or hostages with which she has a personal connection. (07.25.14)
Cynthia Bristow Allbee (1972) has retired from serving as an assistant professor of mathematics at Tarrant County College. She lives in Colleyville, Texas. (06.03.11)
Liz Allen -- See Liz Allen Koepp.
Teddy Allen (1982) is a writer/editor with Louisiana Tech's public relations department. (10.24.08)
Derek J. Amaya (2014) lives in Metarie, La. (05.30.14)
Beverly Ambrico -- See Beverly Ambrico Denver.
Karen Ammons -- See Karen Ammons Warren.
Cheryl Brown Anderson (1988) lives in Cibolo, Texas. (3/26/07)
Cori Roberts Anderson (2001) and her husband, Eric, a Tech alumnus, live in Shreveport, La. The couple had a son, Abram Elias, born Aug. 28, 2007, at 7:36 a.m. at Willis-Knighton Pierremont in Shreveport. He was 7 lbs., 15 oz., and 20.5 inches long. They also have a daughter, Amelia James Anderson, born Sept. 20, 2005. Cori does freelance copy editing for The Forum Newsweekly and CityLife Magazine in Shreveport. (9/17/05)
Joyce Anderson -- See Joyce Anderson McDonald.
Mandy Anderson -- See Mandy Anderson Cantwell.
Beth Andrews -- See Beth Andrews Magee.
Christine Hall Aparicio (2001) is a homemaker and owner of Aparicio Enterprise, LLC, a construction renovation business. She and Teo Aparicio were married May 17, 2003. They have three children: Daniella, born Nov. 10, 2004; Caroline Isabel, born Feb. 15, 2007; and Teo Samuel Aparicio, born May 20, 2009. They live in Madisonville, La. (05.29.09)
Kathy Armitage -- See Kathy Armitage Dubes.
Gayla McKenzie Arnold (1982) serves as special district judge in Seminole and Hughes Counties for the 22nd Judicial District, State of Oklahoma. She and her husband, Tommy (Electrical Engineering 1983), have three children, Amy, 24, Seth, 21 and Katie, 15. (1/18/05)
Briana Arrington (2007) is a reporter for The Ruston Daily Leader in Ruston, La. (01.31.14)
Taylor Aswell (2010) is a reporter for The Ruston Daily Leader in Ruston, La. (11.18.11)
Thomas Aswell (1970) is an adjuster for the State of Louisiana. His book, "Louisiana Rocks!The True Genesis of Rock & Roll" will be published in fall 2009. For more than 25 years, he served as a reporter and editor for multiple Louisiana newspapers including The Baton Rouge Advocate, Ruston Daily Leader and Monroe News-Star. He also owned his own news service for eight years. After his discharge from the United States Air Force, he owned and coached a semi-pro baseball team, worked for a telephone company, taught defensive driving classes and has worked for the State of Louisiana, Office of Risk Management. He also worked as a stand-up comedian for the Funny Bone Comedy Club in Baton Rouge and was named the funniest person in Louisiana in 1992. He lives with his wife, Betty, in Denham Springs, La. (06.12.09)
Byron Avery (1992) is senior coordinator-corporate communications for CenturyTel. He and his wife, Tammy, have four daughters, Calley, Sadey, Gracey and Ella, and a son, Slade Dalton Avery. They live in Calhoun, La. (8/18/04)
Claude Bachand (1962) is retired after a career in journalism, public relations and marketing. He lives in Murrells Inlet, S.C. (9/7/07)
DeJuan Badger (2003) is a Process Operator/ Engineer at Lyondell Basell – Houston; he lives in Houston, Texas, where he raises his 3-year-old daughter, Jamia. He is also a freelance poet, playwright and author who coordinates church and local community center activities. (01.14.11)
LaTasha Bailey (2007) is an assistant manager at Simply Fashion in Ruston and will attend Grambling State University in the fall to get her master's in journalism with a concentration in public relations. (02.01.08)
Sonja Bailes Bain (1992) is public relations liaison with the Bossier Parish school system. She and her husband, Randy, have a son, Randall Jackson, born July 25, 2002. (12.02.11)
Judy Ballew -- See Judy Ballew Bennett.
Master Sgt. David Bamburg (1991) lives in Rapid City, S.D., where he is a lead auditor with the Air Force Finance Center at Ellsworth AFB. He and his wife Maureen have two kids: Patrick, 16, and Ashley, who will be 15 in June. Ashley is a squad leader with the Army Jr ROTC program. In his spare time, David is the Legislative trustee for the Air Force Sgts Association’s Division 89 and Chapter 951, covering 10 states. He briefs the staffs of South Dakota’s two senators and lone representative on issues important to the Air Force enlisted. (04.29.11)
Meta Banks (1982) -- See Meta Banks Agnew.
Dawn Maynor Barnard (1987) is a reading specialist for Pinellas County Schools. She and her husband live in St. Petersburg, Fla., and they have a son, Landry, born Sept. 1, 2006. (9/7/07)
Adam Barr (2006) is working on his MBA at LSU-Shreveport and is employed at JP Morgan Chase. He also is a volunteer for Tac One Ops, an organization that recruits military and law enforcement personnel for movies filmed in Shreveport. He is married to JaNetta Milburn. Their first son, James Wesley, was born Sept. 10, 2014. (09.12.14)
Erin Bass (2007)-- See Erin Bass Kilpatrick.
Shermakaye Bass (1985) is a freelance reporter for magazines and newspapers around the country. She is a former arts writer and columnist for The Dallas Morning News, and her work has appeared in People magazine, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Andy Thomas. (7/29/04)
Wayne Batts (1971) teaches in the New Caney Independent School District and lives in Kingwood, Texas. He moved there after retiring from a career as teacher, coach, principal and supervisor in Louisiana.
Lynn Beard -- See Lynn Beard Stewart.
Lauren Beason (2002) -- See Lauren Beason Hardeman.
Cathie Beck (1990) is a full-time freelance writer/editor and journalism/creative writing professor (currently on hiatus after 10 years teaching at The University of Colorado at Boulder, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and Front Range Community College). Her features have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Vegetarian Times, Writers Digest, The Denver Post and The Rocky Mountain News, among other publications. She also writes a twice-weekly entertainment column in The Denver Daily News. Beck has published a number of short stories, and she is writing a memoir that she hopes to have published in 2004. She lives in Denver, Colo. (7/27/04)
Mabel Becnel -- See Mabel Becnel Castleberry.
Karen Bellamy -- See Karen Bellamy Enright.
Janet Spillman Benjamin (2002) is a contingent resource consultant for Guidant Group. She lives in San Diego, Calif. She married Mark Benjamin in Atlanta, Ga., on May 26, 2007. She is currently enrolled at National University seeking her master's degree in human resources management with a specialization in organizational development and change management. (07.18.08)
Anna Bennett -- See Anna Bennett Chang-Yen.
Judy Ballew Bennett (1986) is an English instructor at the University of Louisiana -Monroe. She received her master's in English from Tech in 1988. After graduation, she worked for EDS in Dallas, Texas. She and her husband, Fred (1989) have four boys and live in West Monroe, La. (7/6/04)
Jeff Benson (1987) is editorial page editor for The (Shreveport) Times. He lives in Shreveport. (03.14.14)
Nancy Bergeron (1975) is the programs/communications manager for the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. She received her master's in industrial/organizational psychology from Tech in 1990. She lives in Ruston, La. (8/18/04)
Sara Bergquist (2007) -- See Sara Bergquist Thomas.
Jane Ellen Best -- See Jane Ellen Best Graham.
Tre Bischof (2001) is publisher of The Ennis Daily News in Ennis, Texas. He and his wife, the former Kellie Bauer, have three daughters: Emma Claire, born Sept. 3, 2003; Adeline, born Aug. 5, 2005; and Genevieve Ruth, born July 5, 2011. They live in Ennis. (07.08.11)
Bonnie Black -- See Bonnie Black Bryant.
Steven Black (1994) is store manager of the newest location of Beehive Wholesale Factory Store in Sevierville, Tenn. (near Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg). The store is a 20,000 sq. foot mix of jewelry, purses and home decor. Beehive Wholesale Factory Store is one of two stores that make up the retail division of Beehive Jewelry, which is based in Ruston, La. Beehive Jewelry was started by Tech graduates and is one of the fastest growing jewelry companies in the United States. (4/25/05)
Mary Culver Willis Blood (1987) is owner, publisher and editor of Pine Country Publishers and a grandmother of two boys and three girls. She was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in October 2002 and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments. She lives in Jonesboro, La. (7/28/03)
T. Scott Boatright (1987) is an writer/adviser/instructor in Lousiana Tech's journalism department. He earned his master's degree in human relations from Tech in 1991 and is married to Karen Boatright. (10.14.11)
Vickie Bohannon -- See Vickie Bohannon Owen.
Audrey Bonnette -- See Audrey Bonnette Borchert.
Louis Bonnette (1963) is sports information director and senior associate athletic director at McNeese State University. Bonnette was inducted into the Southland Conference Hall of Honor on May 31, 2007, at a ceremony in Galveston, Texas and will be inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame June 25, 2009. He was named to McNeese's athletic Hall of Fame in September 2002. He has also been honored with two awards from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association: the Distinguished Service Award for Journalism and the Mac Russo Award. He lives in Lake Charles, La. In the 2006 Louisiana Sports Writers Association writing contest, Bonnette received second place for best release and honorable mention in the Fact Sheet category for Division 1. (06.19.09)
Leisha Bounds -- See Leisha Bounds Deriso.
Candace Miers Bowen (2007) -- is married to Nathan Bowen. In 2009, she won two Louisiana Press awards: 1st place for Best General News Story and 2nd place for Spot News. She is the news manager and traffic manager for KRLQ radio in Ruston. (06.16.11)
Molly Bowman (2014) lives in Shreveport, La. (05.30.14)
Laura Robertson Braddock (1980) is a homemaker. She lives in Kingwood, Texas.
Lindsey Bradford (1999) lives in Baton Rouge, La., where she works in the Governor’s Office as the Program Manager for the Nonpublic School Early Childhood Development Program. She is the proud mom of Avery Grace Bradford born June 16, 2006. (05.09.08)
Randall Bradford (1987) is battalion commander and administrative officer for the 773rd Military Police Battalion, Camp Beauregard, Pineville, La. He is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College and a graduate of Southern Law Center and is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association. (1/4/06)
Cecilia Walker Bragg (1987) is a happy work-at-home new mom. Son Benton was born Sept. 18, 2002. Cecilia is married to Duane Bragg, and she says life is grand! In addition to her responsibilities as a mother, she is the self-employed operator of Baby's Away baby equipment rentals and a videotape transcriber. She and her family live in Nashville, Tenn. (11/21/03)
Christina Branch -- See Christina Branch Nguyen.
Curt Brandao (1990) is production editor, in charge of the night news desk, at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. He also writes a weekly humor column, "Digital Slob" in the Sunday business section. The column is distributed by Universal Press Syndicate, the world's largest independent newspaper syndicate to newspapers including The Times in Shreveport, La. He and his wife, Olga, were married in October 2003 on a beach in Hawaii. They live in Honolulu. (8/17/04)
Gerard Braud (1980) -- was featured on a three-story high billboard in New York's Times Square recently by PR News Wire. Braud, a crisis communications expert, conducted a live Twitter Q & A, hosted by PR News Wire. He is president of Braud Communications and author of "Don't Talk to the Media:... 29 Secrets You Need to Know Before You Open Your Mouth to a Reporter." Braud has worked with companies on five continents. He lives in Mandeville, La. (06.06.14)
Lyndsey Breard (2004) -- See Lyndsey Breard Sikes.
Derwood Brett (1970) retired from managing Clay County Electric Cooperative in Corning, Ark., and lives in Mount Ida, Ark. (05.13.11)
Yvonne Brett -- See Yvonne Brett Herron.
Milissa Brewer -- See Milissa Brewer Heusel.
Cynthia Bristow -- See Cynthia Bristow Allbee.
Sarah Broach (2007) -- See Sarah Broach Crawford.
Ben Brooks (1989) is assistant director of communications for SWS Group, Inc., in Dallas, Texas. He lives in Ennis, Texas, with his wife Jennifer Williams Brooks. They have a daughter, Taylor, and a son, Andrew. (08.27.10)
Cynthia Broughton -- See Cynthia Broughton Clinton.
Cheryl Brown -- See Cheryl Brown Anderson.
Mary Diane Brown -- See Mary Diane Brown Orr.
Nancy Brown -- See Nancy Brown Lockett.
Lamora Brummett -- See Lamora Brummett Wilkinson.
Nicole Broussard -- See Nicole Broussard Napoli.
James Buckley (1996) is an attorney with Dollar Laird, LLP, in Monroe. He is married to the former Leanna Adkins, and they live in Monroe, La. They have a daughter, Hannah Elizabeth, born April 13, 2006. (11.16.07)
Denise Bunch -- See Denise Bunch Sebastian.
Paul C. "Cliff" Burnett (1942) died Feb. 18, 2005, in Opelika, Ala. He was a journalism professor emeritus at Auburn University. Prior to his teaching there, he worked at several newspapers and was a decorated B-17 navigator in the Army Air Corps in World War II. (3/2/05)
Tom Burnett (1988) is commissioner of the Southland Conference in the north Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas. The Southland Conference consists of 12 member universities in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Burnett and his wife, Tracy, live in McKinney, Texas, with their two children, Cole Thomas and Jesse Caroline.(05.01.09)
Nancy Burnham (1977) -- See Nancy Burnham Rodrigue,
Sherry Jones Burroughs (1987) is a tax auditor for the Internal Revenue Service. She lives in Monroe, La.
Larry Burton (1980) is a reporter for The (Shreveport) Times. He and Cherene R. Rider were married April 24, 2004, in Keithville, La. They live in Shreveport, La. (7/12/04)
Darlene Bush -- See Darlene Bush Tucker.
Barbara Butler -- See Barbara Butler Kelly.
Malcolm Butler (1994) is Associate Athletics Director for Athletic Communications at Louisiana Tech (July, 1999-present). He lives in Ruston, La. He has won a total of 27 awards at the annual Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) state SID contest. Butler also serves as the radio play-by-play voice for the nationally-prominent Louisiana Tech Lady Techster basketball team (2000-present), and finished in second place statewide in the LSWA College Radio Play by Play category in 2013, behind only LA Tech Hall of Fame broadcaster Dave Nitz. (06.18.14)
Cindy Butt -- See Cindy Butt Chadwick.
Christie Butterfield (2001) -- See Christie Butterfield Galusha.
Bill Campbell (1984) is a team editor at The New-Star in Monroe, La. He lives in West Monroe, La. (7/12/04)
Krissy Campbell (2001) -- See Krissy Campbell Lawton.
Lisa Cariere -- See Lisa Cariere Chevalier.
Allison Davidson Carpenter (1998) is a stay-at-home mom to her three children: Reece (born 2002), Bryce (born 2005) and Juliana (born 2010). She formerly worked as a registered nurse in the operating room and now helps with the family business, SodFather Landscapes & Irrigation. She and her husband and children live in Shreveport. (07.27.12)
Alethea Jean Carroll -- See Alethea Jean Carroll Lexington
Cassidy Carson Lynch (2010) See Cassidy Carson Lynch.
Michele Carson -- See Michele Carson Hatcher.
Bill Carter (1971) works in sales for North Pacific Lumber. He lives in Ruston, La. (8/24/04)
Emery Carter -- See Emery Carter Wood.
Helen Carter -- See Helen Carter Herbert.
Sandra Carter -- See Sandra Carter White.
Linda Caruso -- See Linda Caruso Quin.
Jessica Cassels -- See Jessica Cassels Darden.
Mabel Becnel Castleberry (2002) has accepted a job with Baton Rouge Parents Magazine. Mabel and Trey Castleberry were married Nov. 16, 2002. They have a son, Parker James, born Dec. 7, 2006, and just had a daughter, Paige Olivia, who was born on Sept 25, 2009, at 10:26 am. She was 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 20 inches long. They live in Baton Rouge, La. (10.02.09)
Kaleb Causey (2014) is government reporter at The (Monroe) News-Star in Monroe, La. (09.19.14)
Cindy Butt Chadwick (1983) is public information officer for the Caddo Sheriff's Office. She lives in Shreveport, La. (9/9/04)
Vicky Chance -- See Vicky Chance Harris.
Jennifer Hamil Chandler (2003) is a ministry assistant at First Baptist Church in Richardson, Texas, where she and her husband Will live. (9/27/07)
Rachel O'Neal Chaney (1986) is business editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock. She has a 14-year-old son, Cal Chaney. (08.30.13)
Anna Bennett Chang-Yen (2000) is a county editor and writer at the Ventura County Star in Ventura, Calif. Her husband is a senior engineer at Cynvenio LLC, an engineering company in Santa Barbara, Calif. They live in Oxnard, Calif. and are expecting twin boys on June 8. (04.18.08)
Diana Channell -- See Diana Channell Chenevert.
Diana Channell Chenevert (1979) is a sales representative for the Balfour Company and is celebrating 27 years of marriage to David Chenevert, Class of '78. Daughter Michelle is a graduate of Texas State and is married; daughter Catherine is a junior at Texas A&M. (10/24/06)
Christina Chua (2003) and Keith Chambers are the proud parents of Jack Harrison Chambers, born Oct. 29, 2012. Christina received her master's degree in speech-language pathology at Louisiana Tech in August 2008 and is a speech language pathologist with the Southeast Arkansas Education Cooperative. She evaluates, diagnoses and treats children with speech/language disorders. (11.2.12)
Danielle Cintron (2011) is the education reporter at The St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minn. (06.29.12)
Bobbie Clark (2003) is a news reporter for ICIS, which provides chemical intelligence and pricing reports to clients worldwide. He married Lindsey Abrahm, a 2003 Tech graduate in elementary education, June 18, 2005, in Ruston, La. Their son, Jack, was born Oct. 8, 2009, and they live in Houston. (07.08.11)
Donna Clayton -- See Donna Clayton Rich.
Susan Clemens -- See Susan Clemens Wolfe.
Cheryl Cline -- See Cheryl Cline Stough.
Sharon Coats -- See Sharon Coats Davis.
Chris Coffee (1993) and his wife, Nicole, have two sons, Christopher Cole, born May 10, 2003, and Andrew Brayden, born Nov. 26, 2005. They live in England. (09.13.13)
Stefani Coffman -- See Stefani Coffman Cooper.
Holly Colle -- See Holly Colle Reeves.
Michelle Collins -- See Michele Collins Roach.
Beth Robbins Colvin (2001) is assistant features editor at The (Baton Rouge) Advocate. She received her master of arts degree in history from Tech May 19, 2007, and her master's of library and information science from Louisiana State University in 2010. She and her husband, John, (1999) live in Gonzales, La. Their first child, Ainsley, was born in 2009. She weighed 6 lbs., 13 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. Their second child, Cora Lee, was born in April weighing 8 lbs, 10 oz, and was 21 inches long. (09.27.13)
John Colvin (1999) received an MBA from Louisiana State University on Aug. 10, 2007. He has been named Disaster Recovery Specialist 2 with the Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. He and his wife, Beth (2001), live in Gonzales, La. Their daughter, Ainsley Elise, was born Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. She weighed 6 lbs., 13 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. (05.14.10)
Susan Colvin -- See Susan Colvin Cunningham.
Tre Colvin (1989) received his master's of library science in 2006 from the University of North Texas and now is a librarian working in adult services in Frisco Public Library in Frisco, Texas, where he lives. (10/5/07)
Sabrina Oliver Combs (2002) graduated from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, La., in 2005. She works as a site coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge and lives in Baton Rouge. (6/8/06)
Chris Cook (1993) received his master's in mass communication from Texas Tech University May 2012. He is director of communications for Texas Tech University. His department won a national Telly Award for its Heisman campaign for Graham Harrell and Michael Crabtree. He and his wife, Jennifer, have a son, Jackson Campbell Cook, born March 22, 2006. They live in Lubbock, Texas. (05.25.12)
Don Cook (1979) is deceased. He worked with public relations for the West Virginia State Treasurer's Office. He earned his master's degree communications studies from West Virginia University in 2000. (09.30.11)
Ed Cook (1981) is senior manager, corporate communications for BD, a medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. Ed lives with his wife, Jill, and their children, Phoebe and Ben, in Berkeley Heights, NJ. (05.02.14)
Dr. Denise Coolman-Attaway (1989) graduated from the College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University in December 2013 with a doctorate in human resource education. The title of her dissertation is "Utilizing Community Media to Facilitate Cross-Cultural Communication between LSU AgCenter Field and State Agents and Louisiana Agricultural Producers." She is married to Rance Attaway, and they live in Baton Rouge, where she is a communications agent with the LSU AgCenter. (01.31.14)
Stefani Coffman Cooper (1994) is special projects coordinator for the Jackson Parish Library in Jonesboro, La. (2/25/03)
Judith Copeland -- See Judith Copeland Sellers.
Ben Corda (2011) is a staff photographer/visual journalist for The Monroe News-Star. (05.27.11)
Martin Corie (1976) is a commissioned deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s office as well as pastor/teacher of Grace & Truth Fellowship, a non-denominational congregation in Baton Rouge. He resides there with his wife, Sarah. They are the parents of M. Wesley II, an IT expert with an environmental engineering firm in Baton Rouge; Emily, a teacher in Chicago; Lydia, a hair-stylist for Sport Clips in Baton Rouge; and S. Katelynn, a sophomore at McKinley Senior High School in the gifted program. Martin can be found on Facebook (01.27.11)
Priscilla Cowan -- See Priscilla Cowan Karst.
Renee Craft (1989) is executive director for United Methodist Hope Ministries of Baton Rouge, La. The organization provides a variety of services to the poor, including a unique client choice food pantry and mentoring program for transitionally homeless families. She lives in Baton Rouge. (5/9/06)
Anita Crafts (1982) lives in Irving, Texas.
Sarah Broach Crawford (2007)
is head of public relations for the East Baton
Bettye Cranford -- See Bettye Cranford Ware.
Brenda Custer -- See Brenda Custer Randall.