’s, BA ‘76, business FigDesign was named one of 100 Blue Ribbon Small Businesses by the US Chamber of Commerce. These 100 companies will be recognized in Washington DC during the US Chamber’s Small Business Forum April 29 to May 1, 2013. In addition, these businesses, and others participating in the Irving Chamber’s DC Fly-In, will tour the Pentagon, receive an issues briefing and visit Irving’s US Congressional delegation offices.
Miriam Salten Kotsonis
, BA ‘76, has retired for the second time. In October she left Johnson & Johnson, where she was Director of Communication and Change Management, and has started her third career. As a Partner at Chronos Capital, she is trading equities and doesn't intend to retire again. Miriam is also studying for her Master's degree in Orthodox Christian Theology.
, BA ‘82, has been elected to the Executive Council of the International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy and will serve as Treasurer 3/10/13 thru 10/15/16.
's, BA ‘87 and MA ‘92, application for tenure and promotion (to Associate Professor) was approved by the State Board of the University of Arkansas System on April 5th, 2013.
, MBA ‘91, has been appointed to the board of directors
for the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon.
, MBA ‘00, will be awarded the Leaders in Financial Literacy Individual Recognition Award that recognizes and rewards Texas bankers who have made a Commitment to be a leader in financial education in their communities on May 2.
Sister Marie Sabina Slovak
, BA ‘03, made her perpetual profession in the Congregation of the Dominican Teaching Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus in Fanjeaux, France in August 2012. She is currently teaching 11th grade at their school in Massena, New York.
, MBA ‘05, founded Matchpoint
, a public relations and marketing agency.
, BA ‘09, and Mary Mackenzie, current student, have been awarded a yearlong Film Fellowship with the Moving Picture Institute. They will commence work this summer on a short documentary about the staggering cost of higher education in America and its influence on the recent generation of college graduates.
, MBA ‘09, is now the Center Director for Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center. Dream job! With her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and her UD MBA, she was led to her dream job.
, BA ‘10, is now the Public Policy Consultant and Events Coordinator at Dean International.
Hannah (Craven) Olsen
, BA '10, is the cataloging librarian at a public library in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. She is working on her Masters of Library Science at Texas Woman's University.
, BA ‘11, recently began a new job as a marine archaeologist specializing in the detection of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) for 6 Alpha Associates in the United Kingdom.
, BA '11, was recently promoted to Director of Campus Ministry for the Butler Catholic Community at Butler University in Indianapolis. She will begin her new role in July 2013.
‘13 and Lauren Masty
‘13 have founded The Backyard
, an event planning and management business that currently specializes in graduation parties and children’s events.