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Karen Hagedorn (1966) lives in Houston, Texas.

Christine Hall -- See Christine Hall Aparicio.

Edward Halley (1976) lives in Houston, Texas.

Jennifer Hamil -- See Jennifer Hamil Chandler.

Karen Martin Hamilton (1995) is the public relations and development manager with the Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana. She lives in the Alexandria area with her husband, Robert, and four children. The youngest, Alison Grace Hamilton, was born July 11, 2006. (11.16.07)

Barbara Brooks Hammock (1950) is owner and treasurer of Brooks-Hammock Agency Inc. She lives in Ruston, La. (1/19/05)

Mark Hannibal (1989) lives in New Orleans, La.

Lauren Beason Hardeman (2002) was married June 24, 2006. She currently lives in Las Vegas, Nev., with her husband, who is in the military. She works as a social insurance specialist for the Social Security Administration. (04.04.08)

Jack Harp (1972) lives in Ball, La. (02.05.10)

Heather Harper -- See Heather Harper Newton.

Jon Harper (1995) is a communicator of the gospel of Jesus Christ through The WORD Evangelistic Ministries. Founded in August of 2007 by Jon Harper, The WORD Ministries is committed to seeing lives changed by the power of God's Word. Jon has preached in a variety of settings such as church-wide revivals, retreats and D-now weekends. He would love to partner with you in seeing lives changed by the power of God's Word. (04.24.09)

James Harris (1982) is a contractor with H & S Equipment Inc. He lives in Raleigh, N.C.

Jordan Marshall Harris (2006) is the marketing and public relations coordinator for CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier. She is married to Aaron Davis Harris. (08.02.13)

Vicky Chance Harris (1978) lives in Noble, La.

Janet Harrison -- See Janet Harrison English.

Andrea Whitfield Harter (1986) is the senior writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock. She lives in Maumelle, Ark.

Doug Harville (1988) is a senior claims representative with America First Insurance. He lives in Bryant, Ark. (1/27/05)

Michele Carson Hatcher (1986) is a stay-at-home mom with four children. She lives in the Peachtree City/Fayetteville, Ga., area. (2/18/04)

Karen Shafer Hathorn (1993) lives in Pearland, Texas. She is a busy stay-at-home mom with daughter Shelby and son Thomas, is editor of her church's monthly newsletter and is publicity coordinator of her church's Ladies Ministry Team. (1/20/05)

Heidi Hausmann (2004) -- see Heidi Hausmann Venable.

Sonya Warner Hawkins (1992) and her husband, Curtis, live in Ruston. (7/5/06)

Heather Small Hawley (2010) is working on her master's degree in history at Louisiana Tech. She is married to Jonathan Hawley. (04.25.14)

Loy Haymaker (1974) owns Haymaker's Guitar Store in Ruston, La. He lives in Ruston.

Hayden Haynes (2011) is a regional representative for Louisiana Sen. David Vitter and is working on his master's in communication and leadership and a graduate certificate in International Communication and Media from Gonzaga University. He lives in Monroe. (01.10.13)

Paula Haynes -- See Paula Haynes Goodnight.

Janice Heard (1970) lives in Shreveport, La.

David Hederich (1972) is manager of marketing and communications, motorsports, for General Motors Corp. He lives in Walled Lake, Mich.

Stephen Hemelt (2003) is general manager and editor of L'Observateur in LaPlace, Louisiana. He is married to Candace Rosevally Hemelt. (05.16.14)

Robert Henderson (1955) died in 1996.

Bill Henson (1973) is a writer who lives in Rocky River, Ohio. (12/8/03)

Helen Carter Herbert (1975) is a medical technician with Shiprock Hospital. She lives in Farmington, N.H.

Roxanna Herring (1981) lives in Vancouver, Wash.

Yvonne Brett Herron (1950) is a justice of the peace for the Green Forest-Carroll County Quorum Court in Green Forest, Ark. (5/9/05)

Charles Hester (1983) lives in Arlington, Va., and works at the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. (12.05.08)

Dan Hester (1987) owns i-net media, inc., which builds Web sites and provides Mac troubleshooting and training. He also does some freelance writing. He is married to the former Melanie Parham, and they live in New Orleans. (7/17/02)

Milissa Brewer Heusel (1991) teaches elementary language arts in grades 4-6 in Morehouse Parish. She and her husband, Trey (a 1990 Tech graduate) live in Bastrop, La. (1/20/05)

Melanie Heyen (1991) lives in Shreveport, La. (1/18/05)

Greg Hilburn (1984) is the business reporter for The News-Star in Monroe, La, and has been named the recipient of the Regnal Wallace Ag Communicator of the Year Award. He lives in Ruston, La. (07.10.09)

Wiley Hilburn, Jr. (1960) retired from being head of the journalism department at Louisiana Tech and was named Professor Emeritus. He died Jan. 16, 2014. (1.24.14)

Cynthia Hill (2004) -- See Cynthia Hill Sandifer.

Stefanie Hill-Johnson (2004) is accounts manager for the northern Louisiana Taco Bells. She married Brandon Johnson in March 2009. (10.12.12)

Yvette Elias Hill (1982) lives in Shreveport, La.

Novlyn Hinson (1975) is a licensed professional counselor living in Fairfax, Va. She owns the Renascence Center, LLC, a multi-disciplinary mental health clinic in Arlington, Va. (05.27.11)

Mike Hinton (1995) works for Rafael Bermudez & Associates, a public relations
firm in Baton Rouge, La.. He lives in Baton Rouge. (6/21/05)

Ty Hinton (2000) is a copy editor for the St. Augustine (Fla.) Record. He lives in Palatka, Fla. (3/20/06)

Meghan Hochstetler (2000) is associate youth minister at Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Shreveport, La. She is also a contributing writer for City Lights magazine in Shreveport. (1/24/03)

Kristin Hodges (2008) is the administrative assistant for the University of Missouri School of Journalism Washington Program. She is also writing her master's thesis on the newspaper coverage of Senator Hattie Caraway. She lives in Arlington, Va. (11.16.12)

Jim Hogg (1978) is a senior account manager with Clear Channel Radio. He is also active in recording music. Information about his musical background is available here; information about his CDs and some free sample tracks are available here. Jim and his wife, Linda, have a 3-year-old son, James. They live in Baton Rouge, La. (6/6/03)

Rebecca McKneely Hogg (1971) and her husband, Bill, are working in Central Asia. (3/24/05)

Sallie Rose Hollis (1974) served as associate professor of journalism and assistant director of the News Bureau at Tech and retired in 2008. She lives in Ruston, La. (12.19.08)

Anna Holton (2004)  -- See Anna Holton Dean. (7/12/07)

Erin Hopkins -- See Erin Hopkins Michels.

Terry Hopkins (1968) lives in Laurel, Miss.

Samantha Horn (2011) -- See Samantha Horn Taylor.

Cynthia Broughton Hougardy (1988) is an account executive with KPRC-TV. She lives in Houston, Texas. (3/31/05)

Missy Howard -- See Missy Howard Soileau.

Carol Howk -- See Carol Howk Green.

Michelle Hudgens (2004) is in graduate school studying children's literature at Southwest Missouri State University. (3/31/05)

Stacy Hudson -- See Stacy Hudson Roberts.

Dr. Robert Humphrey (1948) is deceased.

Vicky Moore Hunt (1975) lives in Baker, La.

Louis Collier Hyams (1990), based in Washington, D.C., is an international touring musician with Rathkeltair and 50 Man Machine. He earned an MA in sculpture at Northwestern and an MFA in integrated electronic arts at Rensselaer. He is also a working fine artist, sculptor and instrument maker. He is engaged to marry Susan Elisabeth Walmsley Sept. 8 in Scotland. (4/5/05)

Lt. Chris Hyde (1972) lives in Colorado Springs, Colo.

K.C. Ifeanyi (2008) is the assistant editor and social media manager for Howcast.com and is also a frequent contributor to FastCoCreate.com, as well as INC.com. He lives in Brooklyn. (02.10.12)

Michael Ingram (1974) is a technical writer/editor for Scientech Inc. He lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Melissa Ivey (2004) is a booking coordinator and sales assistant in the Marketing Department of the Shreveport Convention Center. She lives in Bossier City, La. (11/14/05)

Lane Jackson (1972) is self-employed. He lives in Shreveport.

Vickie Gant Jackson (1977) heads the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at Grambling State University.

Leechia Jacobs -- See Leechia Jacobs Taylor.

David Jacobs (1992) lives in Baton Rouge, La.

Amanda James (2007) graduated from Louisiana State University Law School in Baton Rouge. (06.11.10)

Baron James (1991) is a news anchor and reporter at KDFW-TV in Dallas, Texas. His bio on the KDFW Web site can be found here.

Mike James (1980) is a life underwriter for State Farm Insurance. He lives in Bloomington, Ill. (3/31/05)

Nikki Plants Jennings (1974) lives in Katy, Texas.

Eric Jensen (1980) is marketing and communications specialist for Victoria College. He lives in Victoria, Texas. (01.25.13)

Macie McInnis Jepson (1988) lives in Dallas, Texas. She is married and the mother of two daughters. (12.19.08)

Julie Jewell -- See Julie Jewell Roy.

Buz Johnson (1973) is retired. He lives in Wichita, Kans.

Christy Johnson (1997) teaches 10th- and 11th-grade English at Crowley High School in Crowley, Texas. She also is the varsity cheerleading coach and is working on a master's degree in mid-management/administration. She lives in Fort Worth.

Deidra Lemons Johnson (2002) -- married Torrance Johnson and they reside in Washington, D.C. She is a senior advisor in AARP's national office. (07.18.14)

Staci Prince Johnson (1986) is a registered nurse with Ouachita County Medical Center. She lives in El Dorado, Ark. (6/1/05)

Sue Johnson -- See Sue Johnson Lenard.

Tangela Johnson (2009) has a daughter, Anais Reverie Burk, who was born May 21, 2012. (06.01.12)

Jeff Johnston (1982) is president and CEO of Greystone Partners, a fully integrated advertising and public relations agency headquartered in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Greystone offers a complete range of communications services to a client base that includes Sylvania, British Telecom, AIS, USA Lighting, OSRAM Opto Semi-Conductors, Lightfair International, and Nissan. A top events/media firm, Greystone has managed events that include the Sylvania 300, the Jefferson Memorial, the Koenig Sphere at Battery Park (New York) and Light Congress, an international media forum held annually in New York. Greystone also has offices in Raleigh, N.C. and Great Falls, Mont. Greystone Partners will also handle the international media for the World Forum on Democracy in Williamsburg, Va. He is also a member of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. (9/7/07)

Davey Jones (2004) is an attorney in Alexandria, La. (10.23.09)

Delphine Jones (1977) works for SheoPage Inc. She lives in New Orleans, La.

Karen Jones (1987) -- See Karen Jones Gunnels.

Lora Willis Jones (1957) is retired but active in preserving farmland and open space in Franklin Township, Hunterdon County, in New Jersey. She also writes for pleasure and edits community projects. Her efforts include editing Franklin Facts, her township's quarterly newsletter, which has won awards for full-spectrum communications programs and special recognition from Rutgers' Center for Good Government. (4/22/05)

Randall Jones (1976) lives in Dallas, Texas.

Richard Jones (1969) lives in Ruston, La.

Sherry Jones -- See Sherry Jones Burroughs.

Stephanie Netherton Jordan (2003) --works in marketing at Fibrebond in Minden. She lives in Shreveport. She is married to Ty Jordan, and the couple have one daughter, Tilly Ann. (08.10.12)

Sondra Ellis Kapepa (1966) lives in Kailua, Hawaii.

Priscilla Cowan Karst (1979) is a homemaker. She lives in San Marcos, Texas. (1/27/04)

Janet Karvonen-Montgomery (1985) operates Janet Karvonen Inc. and serves as a public speaker, camp director and broadcaster. She lives in North Oaks, Minn. (4/15/05)

Terry Kasselman (1982) works for Terracon Consulting Engineers in Marketing and Business Development in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. He currently resides in Sunnyvale, Texas. (01.11.08)

Barbara Butler Kelly (1969) is a child protection investigator for the Office of Community Services. She lives in Lake Charles, La.

Gwendolyn Kelly -- See Gwendolyn Kelly Dingler.

Trisha Whipple Kemerly (1999) is executive editor of Home Furnishings Retailer, a retail magazine that helps CEOs of home furnishings companies run their businesses smoothly and more profitably. She and her husband, Tony, live in High Point, N.C. He teaches anatomy, kinesiology and motor development at High Point University. (11/6/03)

Beth Kemp (1984) lives in Atlanta, Ga.

Reina Kempt (2013) works at The Natchez Democrat in Natchez, Ms. (07.19.13)

Danny Kennedy (1977) is a sales representative for Stone Container Corp. He lives in Belden, Miss.

Elizabeth DeGrie Killeen (2008) graduated with her MBA from Louisiana Tech March 2012 and is managing editor at The Ruston Daily Leader. She is married to Nathan Killeen. (09.27.13)

William Kilman (1949) is retired after 40 years in banking. He lives in DeRidder, La.

Erin Bass Kilpatrick (2007) is a risk analyst at IMA in Bossier City, La. She is pursuing a master's degree in education/ancillary counseling at Louisiana State University-Shreveport and is married to Jeremy Kilpatrick. Their first son, Indiana, was born at 7:18 p.m., Nov. 15, 2013. He weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz. (11.22.13)

Raymond Kimbrell (1977) lives in Shreveport, La.

AJ King (2009) -- See AJ King Eastwood

Carolyn King -- See Carolyn King Wood.

Walter (Sandy) King (1976) is a journalist at KATV, Channel 7, in Hot Springs, Ark. He lives in Hot Springs. (2/2/04)

Terry Kirklin (1968) lives in Texarkana, Texas.

Kelly Kirksey (2003) -- See Kelly Kirksey Fisk.

Terry Kizer -- See Terry Kizer Merryman.

Thomas Knapp (1993) lives in Lafayette and works for The Advertiser.

Pamela Tullos Knieper (1976) is a real estate agent and owner of the company. She lives in Granbury, Texas, and specializes in waterfront property on Lake Granbury. Information about her agency is on the Web at http://www.lakegranburyrealestate.com/. (4/15/05)

Scott Knight (1982) teaches at Delhi (La.) High School. He lives in Winnsboro, La. (7/7/03)

Buford Koen (1950) is retired. He lives in Macon, Ga.

Carla Koen (1989) is co-owner of Oval Artist Management & Gallery in Little Rock, Ark., a business that she and a partner opened in September 2004. They manage and promote artists, run a gallery and hold events at the business's site. (3/1/05)

Liz Allen Koepp (1997) is the creative arts and communications director at Morning Star Church in Lawrence, Kan, where she and her husband Jason Koepp, live. Jason  serves as creative arts and communications director at Morning Star. Their son, Jonas Allen Koepp, was born Aug. 25, 2010. (10.15.10)

Regina Gleason Korzep (1965) earned a master's degree in English from Tech in 1974; and a bachelor's degree in English education from Tech in 1975. She lives in League City, Texas. (4/13/05)

Billie Lowe Kotrany (1952) is retired. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

Dusty Shenofsky Koschny (1996) married Drew Koschny, a U.S. marshal, April 2, 2005. They had a baby, Aidan Connor, April 8, 2006. The couple will move to Albuquerque, N.M., soon, where Drew will become the assistant chief of the district of New Mexico for the U.S. Marshals. The couple is looking forward to this new and exciting change. (8/6/07)

Jennifer Kracht -- See Jennifer Kracht Pearce.

Keyton Kyles (2005) lives in Ruston, La. (3/17/05)

Fredda Prothro Lackey (1987) passed August 27, 2008. She and her husband, Art, lived in Addison, Texas. They had a daughter, son-in-law and grandson. (08.29.08)

Emily LaFleur (2011) is a Louisiana Tech admissions recruiter. (09.09.11)

Bobby Lamb (1977) is business editor for The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., where he lives.

Judy Landers -- See Judy Landers Dyke.

Emily Langford -- See Emily Langford Thornton.

Jennifer Skinner LaPierre (1999) is the director of media and public relations at LSU-Shreveport. (1/24/07)

Kathy Lavespere -- See Kathy Lavespere Gilbert.

Cathy Law -- See Cathy Law Williams.

Krissy Campbell Lawton (2001) is an account executive with Gentiva Home Health. Her husband Brian graduated from medical school and will do his otolaryngology (ENT) residency in Shreveport. They have a daughter, Molly Jewel Lawton, born May 25, 2006, and a son, Campbell John Lawton, born Feb. 25, 2010. (04.09.10)

Pamela Wall Ledford (1974) died on February 8, 2013. She lived in Lake Mary, Fla. She was a business development manager for Workforce Central Florida, a federally funded organization that focuses on employee recruitment, retention and training. (02.15.13)

Brenda Lee -- See Brenda Lee Watson.

Linda Lee (1972) is vice president-patient for Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She lives in Baton Rouge, La.

Danny Legrand (1980) is deceased.

Wendy Lemasters -- See Wendy Lemasters Delcambre.

Deidra Lemons (2002) -- See Deidra Lemons Johnson.

Sue Johnson Lenard (1945) died in October 2002.

Alberta Leonard (1977) lives in Quitman, La.

Nick Lester (1979) is married and is a district retail manager for Revlon, where he has worked for 18 years. He lives in San Antonio, Texas. (4/22/05)

B.J. Lewis (2006) covers county government for The Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle and lives in Denton. (07.24.08)

Glenn Lewis (1967) is university photographer and yearbook adviser at Grambling State University. He lives in Dubach, La. (2/26/03)

Pamela G. Lewis died in 1996. A book, "The Hydra Conspiracy," that she wrote with Lee Justus, was published November 1, 2002, by Lightning Source Inc. (6/6/03)

Alethea Jean Carroll Lexington (1987) is a freelance computer consultant and web page designer in El Dorado, Ark. She is married to George Lexington, an entertainer who performs nightly at a local restaurant. She also does freelance writing and furniture refinishing and restoration.

Marci Talbot Liles (1976) lives in Little Rock, Ark.

Jon Lindau (1982) is a sales supervisor for MCI. He lives in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Sherlyn Lindsey -- See Sherlyn Lindsey Waghalter.

Ruth Anne Lipka -- See Ruth Anne Lipka Maddox.

Larry Little (1998) is a a marketing communications specialist at Baylor University and lives in Waco, Texas. Additionally, he is a member of the Baylor University sports broadcasting team and works as a freelance sports and music journalist. He previously spent 18 years in sports communications at Louisiana Tech (1994-1998), the University of Virginia (1998-1999), Mississippi State (1999-2000), Baylor (2000-2009) and Round Rock Express Baseball (2009-2012). He also served two tours as press officer for the USA Baseball National Team (2005, 2008). (01.31.14)

Nancy Brown Lockett (1973) is a library technician with the East Baton Rouge Library. She also is a regional consultant for Louisiana Learn and Serve America, through the office of the lieutenant governor. Additionally, she is co-owner of Lockett Landscapes. She lives in Zachary, La.

Bill Lodge (1970) is a staff writer with The Dallas Morning News. (7/17/03)

Mary Lynn Loga -- See Mary Lynn Loga Cunningham.

Scott Longstreet (2007) graduated from the U.S. Army Basic Combat Training in November 2007 and Advanced Individual Training in February 2008 in the field of paralegal studies. He works for the Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office as the Unit Public Affairs Representative for both the 225th Engineer Brigade at Camp Beauregard and the 527th Engineer Battalion in Ruston. These duties include covering media events in these areas particularly as well as statewide media events that pertain to the LANG and the community. He also is a freelance writer and photographer. He can also be contacted at scott.d.longstreet.mil@mail.mil. (10.31.08)

Dawn Love (1995) is marketing project manager for POOLCORP, the largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool and related backyard products, based in Covington, La. (www.poolcorp.com and www.swimmingpool.com) She is also a founding board member and secretary for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association's Louisiana Chapter, a non-profit organization devoted to to finding a cure and improving living for those with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). In addition, she does freelance work and is the managing editor for the biannual industrial publication, Sulfuric Acid Today. (4/12/06)

Charles Lowder (1982) is a school principal in Caddo Parish. He lives in Shreveport, La. (2/2/04)

Billie Lowe -- See Billie Lowe Kotrany.

Taryn Lowery (2008) is editor and social media manager for WVLA NBC33 in Baton Rouge. (05.09.14)

Jamie Lunt -- See Jamie Lunt Wilhelm.

Deanna Feazel Lutz (1984) died of cancer Aug. 14, 2006, in Shreveport, La. (8/21/06)

Char Lyles (1980) works for Johnson & Johnson in pharmaceutical sales. She lives in Lafayette, La. (5/27/05)

Cassidy Carson Lynch (2010) lives in Nashville, TN, and has her own photography business. She married Stephen Lynch Sept. 15, 2012. (09.21.12)

Rhonda Smith Lynn (1986) is a senior business analyst for IBM. She received an MBA from the University of Dallas in 2007 and an M.S. in Technical Communication from Colorado State University in 1995. She and her husband, Alvin Lynn III, have two sons and a daughter. They live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas, area. (04.29.11)

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