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Karen (Oller) and James Davis (62) celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 13.


Otis Baskin has published “Developing a Winning Strategy for Family and Business: The Parallel Planning Process” in Family Business Advisor. The article is available at http://archive.constantcontact. com/fs093/1100669808564/ archive/1109275405858.html.

David Rechtin is a co-author of a commentary on Daniel, published by Research Press in Searcy, AR. Available through the publisher.


After 42 years in public education in both Oklahoma and Texas, Jim Miller is retiring from Northside ISD in San Antonio. Jim also served as superintendent of both Beeville ISD and Tahlequah Schools. He coached basketball and taught in the Mid-Del and Norman Schools. Jim and his wife Connie are moving to Cypress, TX.


Jennifer (Jackson) Gray received the University of Texas at Arlington Faculty Service Award for her work with nurses in low-resource countries. She does the work through the endowed George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professorship.


Danny Henderson was promoted to personnel programs division chief at the headquarters of Air Force Space Command at Peterson AFB, CO, in February 2011. He oversees military and civilian personnel, training and education, officer assignments and development, and awards and decorations for the entire command.


Bruce Ingram graduated with honors from the University of Central Oklahoma with a master’s degree in education in May 2012. SozoKid59@


Steve Lackmeyer’s latest book, Foraging in Oklahoma, was published in spring 2012 by Full Circle Press. The travelogue and recipe book chronicles the travels to Oklahoma farms and ranches by Jamaican-born Andrew Black, corporate chef at Flint and Vast restaurants in Oklahoma City. This is Steve’s fourth book.


Merry (Miller) Brewer and her husband Mike are proud to announce the birth of Jordyn Grace on November 24, 2010. She has two big brothers, Tyler (12) and Parker (7).


Richard Stephenson released his debut novel, Collapse, on July 6. Richard was a military policeman with the U.S. Army before leaving the armed forces to continue his law enforcement career in the federal sector. He has been with the Department of Justice for 11 years.


Wes Wilson and his wife Amy moved to Austin in June 2011. Wes is working as a product development engineer for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Amy is working as a physical therapist at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. Their daughter Rachel is attending first grade this year. wes.


Katie (Eroh) and Troy Baker (99) are proud to announce the birth of Josie Christine on June 21, 2011. She weighed 8 lb., 1 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. She joins big sister Delaney (6) and big brother Nolan (4).


Clint and April (Wooldridge 04) Everhart proudly announce the birth of Corbin Neal on March 25, 2012. He weighed 8 lb., 10 oz., and was 21 inches long. He joined big sister Heidi (4). They live in Edmond, OK. Clint is an Assurance Services Senior at Cole and Reed P.C. and April is a stay-at-home mom.

Rachel (Guess) and Clint Spencer are proud to announce the birth of Marion Jayne Spencer on October 20, 2011. She joins big sister Roselyn (5) and big brother Nolan (3). They live in Paris, TX. rachelrspencer@

Andrea (Rogers) and Jeff Walters proudly announce the birth of Harper Paige on June 4, 2012. She is welcomed by big sister Mattie Kay.

Clint and Sheridan Vaughn proudly announce the birth of their fourth child, Brooklyn Leedy, on March 5, 2012. She joins Austin (4), Garrett (7), and Hudson (8). clint@


Mandy (Essary) and Matt Stansberry (04) proudly announce the birth of Vera Grace on June 5, 2012. She weighed 9 lb., 10 oz. and was 21 inches long. She is welcomed by big sisters Vivian (4) and Violet (3). The Stansberrys reside in Edmond, OK. Matt owns Nominee Design Studio and Mandy owns Mandy Stansberry Photography. mandystansberry@


Nicki (Parker) and Kris Austin (04) are proud to announce the birth of Margaret Claire on April 18, 2012. “Maggie” joins big brother Jason Drew (3). Lynn (Crouch) Shallue has been promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. She works as a C-130 Navigator and is currently stationed at Pope Field, NC, along with her husband Thomas. She deployed last summer in support of Operation New Dawn (Iraq) and Horn of Africa. Monica (Carter) Sudbury was selected as 2011-2012 teacher of the year at D.P. Morris Elementary School in Mansfield ISD in Mansfield, Texas.


Joni (Sneed) and Chet McDoniel are proud to announce the birth of Olivia Kate on March 19, 2012. She joins big sister Hannah. They live in Keller, TX, where they run Off to Neverland Travel in between their own travels for fun and work and for Chet’s speaking ministry. joni@

Brian and Kristen Stroud are proud to announce the birth of Nathaniel Keith Stroud on June 25, 2011. He weighed 8 lb., 2 oz. and was 21 1/4 inches long. Brian is the campus minister at Childhaven, a group foster home for teenagers in Cullman, AL, and Kristen works as a case manager at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL. brian.

Stephen Bell and Cara Helmuth married July 7, 2012, at North MacArthur Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. Stephen is OC’s director of web marketing. Stephen & Cara Bell


Matthew Boydstun and Sarah (Gogarty 09) married May 6, 2012, in Judd Theatre on the OC campus.

Rosey (Carrero) and Todd Janes announce the birth of Whitlee Jeannette on November 2, 2011. She weighed 9 lb., 4 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long. Whitlee joins big brothers Archer (3) and Tresdon (11).

Nicole (Elder) and Bill Jackson proudly announce the birth of Dylan John on July 22, 2011. Amber (Holley) and Beau Brune proudly announce the birth of their first child, Eli James, on May 24, 2012. Eli weighed 8 lb., 8 oz. and was 22 1/2 inches long. amber.brune@

Matt Meredith finished his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma in 2010, then moved with wife Shannon (04) to St. Louis, then Salt Lake City for Matt’s post-doctoral research job. They now live in north Houston, where Matt has a job with Huntsman as a senior chemist. Shannon has her own knitting and crocheting business, Urban Owl Knittery. matthew.


Tristan and Leslie (Ellwood) Block proudly announce the birth of Isla Jane Block on June 2, 2011. She weighed 7 lb., 8oz. and was 20 inches long. They live in Wichita, KS.

Rebecca (Daniel) and Jake Jones joyously welcomed their sweet baby girl Finley Ruth on February 9th, 2012. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz.


Ryan and Allison (Kelly 07) Harms proudly announce the birth of Lylah Denise on August 31, 2011. Her grandparents are Larry and Paula Harms and Dennis and Elaine Kelly, and her great-grandmother is Mary Harms. She is named after the late Lyle Harms, a former OC board member. The Harms live in Stillwater, OK.

Jamie (Kessler) and Todd Fraser (07) proudly announce the birth of Liam Cole on May 11, 2012. He weighed 8 lb., 12 oz. and was 20 inches long.


Chelsea Rodgers, a former member of Theta Theta Theta, will marry Austin Murrey on September 22, 2012.


Jennifer (Cox) and Jason Davis are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Caden, on September 15, 2011. He weighted 6 lb., 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. jennifer.davis@alumni.


Tom and Carrie Cheaney of Gainesville, TX, proudly announce the birth of Emily Kate Annabelle, on January 23, 2012. She weighed 8 lb., 15 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long. Emily was welcomed by her brother, Bradley Cheaney, who was 23 1/2 months old when Emily was born.


Shad Glass is one of 40 recognized by OKCBIZ for the “Forty under 40” awards.


Joshua Fowler graduated from OC in the winter of 2011 with a degree in Bible and Ministry. He accepted a job as associate minister at the 151st Street Church of Christ in Olathe, KS.

Fall 2012

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