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Chris d'Aquin (1996) is working as a software engineer for
in Atlanta, Ga. He is also a freelance photographer and does a little bit of writing on the side, mostly photography tips at He and his wife, Rachel, have a son (Joshua) and four daughters (Leigh Ann, Emma, Morgan, and Tannah). They reside in Lawrenceville, Ga. (07.24.09)

Heather Daigle (2000) married Tyler Xu, and the two reside in Chicago. She has a master's degree in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University and works as the director of organizational development for Rolling Forecast Solutions. (02.05.10)

Jarilyn Dansby -- See Jarilyn Dansby Fox.

Allison Davidson -- See Allison Davidson Carpenter.

Joy Davidson (1986) is a showroom consultant with LCR Corporation. She lives in West Monroe, La.

Billy Davis (1967) owns and operates Davis & Associates in Ruston, La. (9/9/04)

Buddy Davis (1969) is executive sports editor at The Ruston Daily Leader. He was named as one of two recipients of the 2009 Distinguished Service Award in Journalism presented annually by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association in conjunction with its Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame ceremonies. Davis has served as the sports editor of the Daily Leader since 1970 and has received numerous awards at the national, state and regional level for his sportswriting and sports photography. A former assistant in the Tech sports media relations department, Davis wrote the first national story on former Bulldogs' All-American quarterback and NFL No. 1 draftee Terry Bradshaw and has covered the careers of other such athletes as Karl Malone, Doug Williams, Bert Jones, P.J. Brown, William Roaf and many others who starred for state college and high school programs before moving on to the professional ranks. Davis has covered the Lady Techsters' basketball program since its beginning in 1974. He has covered 11 Super Bowls, three Summer Olympic Games, induction ceremonies for the Naismith Memorial and Pro Football Hall of Fame, a World Series, two NCAA outdoor track and field championships, an NBA All-Star Game, six women's Final Fours and a BCS national championship game. (06.05.09)

Donyelle Davis (2010) is attending Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge in pursuit of a master's degree in mass communication. (08.27.10)

Marianne Davis -- See Marianne Davis Evans.

Sharon Coats Davis (1969) is marketing director for The Forsythe Group in West Monroe, La. Her primary focus is the International Institute for Continuing Education, a subsidiary of the group. She lives in West Monroe. (3/5/03)

Anna Holton Dean (2004) -- is the publisher of Owasso Magazine in Oklahoma. She graduated with her master's degree in mass communications from Grambling State University in May 2007 and married Jeremy Dean in June 2007. They had their first child, Jack, on July 23, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz., and was 20.5 inches long. They live in Owasso, Okla., a suburb of Tulsa. (07.24.09)

Matt Dearman (2007) married Rachael Hitt June 20, 2009. (07.16.10)

DeAnn Deason (1997) is an executive healthcare recruiter with Magee Resource Group in Shreveport, LA. (04.25.08)

Elizabeth DeGrie (2008) is pursuing her MBA at Louisiana Tech and is a general assignment reporter at The Ruston Daily Leader. She is engaged to Nathan Killeen. (02.26.10)

Wendy Lemasters Delcambre (1995) is a territory manager for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (Legacy Wyeth) and has been since 2002. She has a daughter, Katie, born in 2004, and a son, Tyler, born in June 2006. She is a Sustainer in the Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc., and a member of First United Methodist Church.(10.30.09)

John Denison (1978) received the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters' Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. He is anchor of the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts at KNOE-TV, Channel 8, in Monroe, La. He also is producer of the 10 p.m. newscast. (07.23.10)

Beverly Ambrico Denver (1969) went from Tech to LSU's graduate program in journalism, where she was a teaching assistant, in 1969-70. For 17 years she was a self-employed newspaper publisher who started, managed and sold two community newspapers, the North Houston Journal and West University Journal. Currently editor and publisher of Houston Woman Magazine, Denver was named Houston's Print Journalist of the Year in 2000 by the Houston Press Club. She has received numerous other professional and community service awards. She lives in Bellaire, Texas. (3/21/05)

Leisha Bounds DeRiso (1998) recently had a daughter, Ella Grace, born June 30, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, La. Leisha is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Ruston, La. and also is an ELS teacher at Tech. She and her husband, Nick, also have a son, Jack. They live in Choudrant. (8/27/07)

Luke DeRouen (2005) is an account supervisor for Zeno Group, a Daniel J. Edelman Company. He and Leah Anne Key (a 2005 Tech graduate in sociology) were married June 3, 2006, in Lake Charles, La. They live in Little Elm, Texas. (04.09.10)

Marilou DeVille -- See Marilou DeVille Robinson.

After a 30-year career in media and corporate public relations, Chuck Dickey (1972) began a new career as a real estate appraiser for the Louisiana Tax Commission in 2004. He is currently President of Timberlane Country Club and a board member of the New Orleans Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, which honored him with their plate spinner award in 2003. Dickey won Silver Anvil awards for his public relations campaigns for Cirque du Soleil and Tenet Healthcare. He and his wife Nadine live in the Algiers section of New Orleans. (10/1/04)

Gwendolyn Kelly Dingler (1974) is director of children's ministry at Christ Community Church in Ruston, La. She lives in Dubach, La. (10/05/04)

Neil Donewar (2000) is a web developer with Travelocity. He lives in Coppell, Texas.(10/1/04)

Larry Donner (1971) works in administration at Willis Knighton Medical Center. He lives in Shreveport, La.

Thomas Donner (1976) is a regional sales manager with Spirent Communications. He and his wife, the former Patricia Elliott, live in Frisco, Texas. (11/10/04)

Bertha Dooley (1986) lives in Shreveport, La.

Taliford "Pete" Dosher (1949) died Feb. 4, 2003.

Hillary Edman Doyal (2004) is co-host of the "Hillary and Fox in the Morning" show on KRMD-Country 101.1 in Shreveport, La. She and Drew Doyal were married Jan. 27, 2007. (05.07.10)

Bill Dozier (1943) died Feb. 12, 2007.

Carmen Drumgoole (1998) is a graduate student completing a master's in communication at the University of Florida.

Kathy Armitage Dubes (1974) is in the Investor Relations Department at Fluor Corporation, an international engineering and construction company headquartered in Irving, Texas. She lives in Farmers Branch, Texas. (11/3/06)

Mavy Foreman Ducote (2004) and her husband, Dustin, had a son, Caden, July 12, 2006, and Mavy owns Mavy Lyn Photography. They live in Louisiana. (01.14.11)

Mary Dudley -- See Mary Dudley Robins.

Jim Dugan (1957) is retired from the missiles and space industry after 35 years in the technical publications and system specifications preparation areas. (10/15/04)

Joanna McIntyre Dugdale (2006) is employed at McIntyre & Associates Inc. in Ruston, La. She married Bartlett Henderson Dugdale May 5, 2007, in Ruston. (7/11/07)

Jean Duncan -- See Jean Duncan Carville.

Craig Durrett (1977) is editorial page editor of The (Shreveport) Times. He lives in Shreveport, La. (2/28/03)

Mary Durusau -- See Mary Durusau Erwin,

Cheri Dyas (1982) is a toy designer and consultant with Melvin-Simmons Associates. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Judy Landers Dyke (1978) died Sept. 20, 1998.

Lydia Earhart (2007) lives in New York City. (04.01.10)

A.J. King Eastwood (2009) is married to James Eastwood. She is a sales support analyst for ReachLocal, an Internet marketing company. (07.29.10)

Dr. Bill Ebarb (1972) is director of fiscal affairs for the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchotiches.

Scott Eberz (1988) After nearly 20 years in law enforcement, J. Scott Eberz works as a private contractor in executive personal protection and consults in risk/threat assessment and security. He also has a passion for finding missing persons and reuniting lost loved ones with their families. Eberz and his wife, Heidi, live in Salem, Ore. They have three children: Elaina, Chloe and Gage. (02.11.10)

Bill Eden (1992) is a securities regulator with the Nasdaq stock market. He travels much of the year between New Orleans and New York City, as well as other cities in the southeastern United States. (3/5/03)

Hillary Edman -- See Hillary Edman Doyal.

Debbie Edney (1991) is an attorney with Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein in Charlotte, N.C. Her bio is on the firm's web site here. Look down the alphabetical list to find her. She married Brian McKean on July 19, 2008. (08.01.08)

Robert Egbi (1990) runs a remodeling business in Houston, Texas, and does some freelance writing. He lives in Houston. (8/18/03)

Melissa Ekermeyer -- See Melissa Ekermeyer Gregory.

Yvette Elias -- See Yvette Elias Hill.

Rosemary Ellis (1983) is editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping magazine. She and her husband, Jim Anderson (a 1982 Tech graduate in photography), have a daughter, Lucy Elizabeth Ellis Anderson, born Jan. 7, 2004. (3/17/05)

Sondra Ellis -- See Sondra Ellis Kapepa.

Dr. Nancy Engelhardt (1987) -- See Dr. Nancy Engelhardt Furlow.

Janet Harrison English (1981) is a Realtor for Remax. She lives in Spanish Fort, Ala. (8/19/03)

Pamela Seiler English (1982) lives in Las Vegas, Nev.

Lisa Engster -- See Lisa Engster Fuglaar.

Karen Bellamy Enright (1979) is a freelance writer. She lives in Nebo, Ky.

Barry Erwin (1979) is president and chief executive officer of Council for a Better Louisiana. He also is chair of the advisory panel looking at duplicative and non-essential services for Louisiana government. He and his wife, Mary Durusau, live in Baton Rouge. (09.18.09)

Mary Durusau Erwin (1978) is director of the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, where she and her husband, Barry, live. (07.09.10)

Kim Euper -- See Kim Euper Sanford.

Eddie Evans (1973) lives in Bernice, La.

Marianne Davis Evans (1951) is self-employed. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colo. (4/9/03)

John Ewing (1979) lives in Bossier City, La.

Donald Eyer (1974) is a partner in sales with Peregrine Corp. The Monroe-based company is one of the nation's largest providers of business forms and products. He lives in Pineville, La. (3/24/03)

Ladonna Falls-Senter (1983) teaches at Rightsell Academy in the Little Rock (Ark.) School District. She lives in Little Rock. (4/2/03)

Shuwana Farmer (1991) is Production Editor/Page Designer for The Hollywood Reporter. She also writes and edits the Reporter's People on the Move Column.

Linda Vidrine Farrar (1968) works in public relations for the Bossier Parish School Board. She lives in Shreveport.

Deanna Feazel -- See Deanna Feazel Lutz.

Vicki McDuffie Ferrara (1973) -- is a high school counselor and an adjunct English instructor at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Ala. She is under contract to write a nonfiction book about the murder of two police officers by a man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. She and her husband Richard live in Athens, Ala., with their five horses and a golden retriever named Duke. (08.22.08)

Dr. Jim Files (1947) is retired. He lives in Texarkana, Texas. (3/17/05)

Kenneth Fink (1983) lives in Ocean Springs, Miss.

Kelly Kirksey Fisk (2003) is a producer for KTVB News in Boise, Idaho. She married Steve Fisk on May 3, 2008, and the couple had their first son, Noah, on April 15, 2009, and their daughter, Abigail, on Oct. 18, 2010. (01.14.11)

Melissa Flurry (1988) lives in Winnfield, La..

Mary Folk (1998) lives in Ruston, La.

Roderick Foppe (1978) lives in Ruston, La.

Ka'Britney Forch (2010) plans to join the Air Force. (05.28.10)

Mavy Foreman -- See Mavy Foreman Ducote.

John Foster (1959) retired in 1990 after working for The Pillsbury Co. He lives in Orange, Texas. (3/27/03)

Ned Foster (1978) is business and marketing coordinator for Lockwood Greene Technologies in Golden, Colo.

Virginia Foster -- See Virginia Foster Mickel.

Jarilyn Dansby Fox (1988) is managing editor for Texcorp Communications. She lives in Allen, Texas.

Linnie Freeman (1974) has her own law office, where she specializes in commercial litigation and counseling. She and her husband, Jim McInerny, have a son. They live in Houston, Texas. (3/27/03)

Lisa Engster Fuglaar (1986) is a "stay-home mom" enjoying time with her family. She and her husband, Keith, and their daughters, Hannah and Lauren, live in Hartland, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee. Her activities include leadership positions in a homeowner's association and a Girl Scout troop. (10/21/05)

Dr. Nancy Engelhardt Furlow (1987) is an assistant professor of management and marketing at Marymount University. She lives in Woodbridge, Va. She, a colleague and students in their classes have launched, a Web site providing links to business in the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast area that are trying to rebuild. (3/22/05)

Ed Gage (1973) lives in Boonton, N.J.

Christie Butterfield Galusha (2001) and her husband, Clarke, were married Aug. 16, 2003. They live in Portland, Ore.(7/29/04)

Vickie Gant -- See Vickie Gant Jackson.

Vicki Gardner (1987) is an office clerk for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. She lives in Crossett, Ark.

Kerry Garland (1979) is deceased.

Larry Garner (1974) works in sales for Campo Electronics. He lives in Lake Charles, La.

Gary Gaskins (1977) is administrator for the District Attorney's Office. He lives in Shreveport, La.

George Gehring (1952) is deceased.

Brenda George -- See Brenda George Thomas.

Janice M. George (1982) is a clinical supervisor, Children's Case Management, at Lakeview Center. She lives in Gulf Breeze, Fla. (1/4/06)

Rusty George (1971) is a petroleum land manager. He lives in Shreveport, La.

Kristan Thorne Getsy (1999) is CEO and president of Life's Eyes Media, a video production company. Her husband, T.C. Getsy, is a pilot with Net Jets International. They live in Cincinnati and had their son, Luke Alton Getsy, April 14, 2009. Kristan was recently inducted into the YWCA's Rising Stars Academy. (10.09.09)

Sue Wilkerson Gibson (1978) works for Louis Armored. She lives in Doyline, La.

Gary Glass (1972) died June 30, 2007. He was co-owner of Circle Square Engraving and lived in Winnsboro, Texas. (05.09.08)

Betsy Gilbert (1973) is senior marcom analyst with IMEX Research. Her bio on the company's Web site can be found here.

Kathy Lavespere Gilbert (1978) is a writer for United Methodist News Service. Nashville-based UMNS provides news stories, features, commentaries and other material to both church and public news media. She lives in the Nashville area.

Lisa Salvaggio Gilbert (1981) is wife to Gary and mother to Claire (9) and Dylan (7). She also works part-time as office manager with S&T Properties Inc., a real estate development firm. They live in Baton Rouge, La. (12/3/04)

Lorrisa Gipson (1988) lives in Arlington, Texas.

Gary Glass (1972) died June 30, 2007. He was co-owner of Circle Square Engraving and lived in Winnsboro, Texas. (05.09.08)

Regina Gleason -- See Regina Gleason Korzep.

Cheryl Glover (1981) lives in Shreveport, La.

Barbara Roberson Gombossy (1981) teaches life science at Morehouse Junior High School and is co-owner with her husband, Tom (also a Tech graduate), of Ross Creative Services. They live in Monroe, La. (1/22/07)

Paula Haynes Goodnight (1987) is a certified physical trainer at Countryside YMCA -- the largest Y in the United States -- near Cincinnati, where she lives with her husband Kevin and their three daughters. (7/21/03)

Jim Goodwin (1964) is retired from his position as public relations manager with Southwestern Bell. He and his wife, Pat, live in Austin, Texas. (1/18/05)

Sheri Goodwin (1991) is a marketing manager for Hewlett-Packard's Imaging and Printing Services division. She lives in Austin, Texas. (1/19/05)

Penny Stubblefield Gossard (1964) is married to Ralph Gossard (1964). They live in Baton Rouge, La.

Ralph Gossard (1964) retired in 2002 from his position of associate vice chancellor for administrative services at LSU. He began his tenure at LSU as an instructor of journalism in 1967. He and his wife, the former Penny Stubblefield (also a 1964 Tech graduate), live in Baton Rouge. (2/19/03)

Charles Gould (1952) lives in Jacksonville, Texas.

Mike Grace (1973) is an account executive with Wright and Percy Inc. in Baton Rouge, La., where he lives. (4/11/03)

Don Graham (1977) is vice-president/finance and operations for Advanced Placement Strategies Inc., an education foundation working with school districts through the State of Texas and the developers of Laying the Foundation¨ series of Resource and Strategies Guides for teachers of Pre-AP¨ Math, Science and English. He and his wife, Lynn, live in Caddo Mills, Texas, just outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area. (5/17/05)

Jane Ellen Best Graham (1978) is travel manager for The Container Store. She lives in Wylie, Texas. (6/29/05)

Ron Grant (1970) is managing editor for the Alexandria Daily Town Talk. He lives in Cheneyville, La.

Ward Grant (1974) is Database Marketing Manager for Neiman Marcus, a nationwide chain of high-end retail fashion headquartered in Dallas.

Steve Gray (1976) is regional vice president for BellSouth Cellular Communications. He lives in Pompano Beach, Fla.

Carol Howk Green (1965) is vice president of human resources and labor relations of the Denver Newspaper Agency. She also is a member of The Denver Post's Executive Committee and the Larger Cities Newspaper Labor Group, an organization comprising top labor professionals at the 20 largest newspapers in the United States. She received her juris doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law and earned a master's degree in law from Yale University through a Ford Foundation program for journalists. 

Melissa Ekermeyer Gregory (1988) is online editor for the Alexandria (La.) Daily Town Talk. She lives in Alexandria. (10/29/02)

Jay Grelen (1979) started writing a column three days a week for the metro page of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in August 2004. He started at the newspaper the year before an assistant city editor. He and his wife of 30 years live in Maumelle, Ark. Their 20-year-old daughter studies violin at Cedarville University, a small Baptist school in Ohio. Their 16-year-old also plays the violin. (08.28.09)

Cheryl Wenman Griesbach (1988) is a homemaker. She lives in Owensboro, Ky.

Katy Griffin -- See Katy Griffin McCown.

Elizabeth Griffith -- SeeElizabeth Griffith Zeagler.

Ted Griggs (1985) is a business reporter for The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., where he lives.

Randy Grigsby (1978) is a medical systems sales representative for Datex-Ohmeda, Inc., a division of GE Healthcare. He lives in Shreveport, La. (1/24/05)

Gary Grimes (1973) lives in Laredo, Texas. (9/30/03)

Jennifer Gruber -- See Jennifer Gruber Swedoski.

Karen Jones Gunnels (1987) teaches English at Spalding Junior High School. She lives in Griffin, Ga.

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