ALUMNI IN BRIEF
ichael Joseph Dole, a Laredoean and recent TAMIU graduate, got a taste of U.S. economics during his summer internship in New York. Dole earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Texas A&M University, before returning to Laredo to pursue his MBA in International Banking at TAMIU. Michael earned his Masters in December 2004 and interned for John Dunham & Associates in New York City. M
ongratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Chamberlain who recently wed. He received his BBA in Finance in 2002 and is currently employed with Powell Watson Motors as their Finance Manager. C
icola Lanese ‘80 retired after 30 years of teaching. Alexander High School teachers Catalina Montemayor; Sylvia E. Vargas ‘93, ‘96, ‘01; Elizabeth Valdez; Nicola Lanese ‘80; and Marta García celebrated with Mr. Lanese. N
ongratulations to Angela A. Gammon July ‘05 grad and William J. Nolen, who married on Aug. 5, 2005. Gammon received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in English in June 05, and is best known for writing a children’s book entitled Amanda Flink in Pink. C
n Saturday, May 21, 2005, Alfredo Ramírez Jr. ‘93, ‘98 received a Doctor degree of Philosophy in Educational Administration from the Cooperative Superintendency Program Cycle XIV at The University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, Alfredo and his family relocated to Laredo after living in Austin for four years. He is currently employed by Laredo Independent School District in the Office of Human Resources. Pictured, from left, are María V. Chapa, mother-in-law, Melissa Chapa, wife; Gabriela Ramírez, daughter; Dr. Nolan Estes, Director of the CSP; Dr. Alfredo Ramírez Jr.; Alfredo Ramírez, father, Norma S. Ramírez, mother; and Alma Celita Ramírez, sister. O
L aura Moncivais was the first to volunteer as class representative for Association in Zapata where she lives with her 21-month-old baby received her Bachelors of Science Nursing in 2002 and works for agencies.
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ick and Nelly Aguilar Guajardo ‘98 celebrated their wedding on July 9, 2005. She is employed by United D.D. Hachar Elementary and will teach 1st grade this year. R M ika Akikuni ‘02 recently joined International Bank of Commerce as the assistant vice president of marketing. Anna L. Arce-Mercado ‘92 has been promoted to vice president of the trust department. Perla M. Nieto ‘01, ‘04 has been promoted to the position of assistant cashier.
ohn F. and Norma S. Brady were honored at a dinner party in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. Norma received her Masters in Education in 1981. They currently reside in San Antonio after her retirment from Martin High School. J
ilbert and Denise Teniente Moreno ‘03 celebrated their wedding on July 23, 2005.Denise is employed with Christen Middle School and her husband is a coach at Nixon High School. G
onald Hill ‘94, longtime teacher at United High School will coach the boys and girls Cross Country Teams at UHS. His daughter Trisha is a current TAMIU student. D T he first baby announcement received in the Alumni Relations Office is from Greg and Priscilla Salinas. Greg Jr. was born on July 7, weighed 7 pounds and was 18.5 inches long. Priscilla received both her BBA and MBA at TAMIU in 1995 and 1997 respectively and is employed with Mercy Health Plans. Greg, the proud father, works for the U. S. Border Patrol.
erry Alva and Cristina Novoa-Barraza were married in the breezeway of the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library on Saturday, July 23, 2005. Cristina received her BBA in 2005 and Jerry received a BBA in 2001. Jerry is currently employed with TAMIU as associate director for the Office of Recruitment & School Relations. J