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The STCL Houston Impact Report is an annual opportunity to share some of the yearâ€™s biggest triumphs: fresh programs, championship trophies, and plans for the future. More importantly, it is a chance to recognize you â€” the generous donors and volunteers who help drive forward our mission of providing an exceptional legal education to our diverse student body. This school year marks my 10th and final as dean of STCL Houston. We have accomplished a lot together, and I hope you share in the pride of our achievements. Of course, great works take time. An institution like ours succeeds because of people who have the vision to see where we can go and the faith to invest in that future. You demonstrate that compassion and commitment each time you make a financial contribution, volunteer to coach or judge competitions, or share your love of South Texas with a potential student. I look forward to witnessing what this community achieves over the next 10 years and beyond. With supporters like you standing behind it, STCL Houston surely will continue to shine. On behalf of our students, faculty, and staff, thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do. Warm regards,
President and Dean
Gifts at work
Associate Dean Elizabeth A. Dennis ’84
Clinics programs expand to meet Houston’s changing needs
“There are a multitude of legal issues that surround animals, but unlike humans, they do not have a voice or the ability to advocate for themselves. I have a particular interest in finding a solution to the jurisdictional and property rights conflicts regarding animal law in Texas, and I am focusing my research in that area.” – Nikki Lapine ’18 In the 2017–2018 fiscal year, STCL Houston introduced two new programs to the Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics, now totaling 19 practice areas. Students in the new Animal Law Clinic assist organizations and attorneys involved in animal protection litigation, legislation, and policy work. Their first major outreach project is a comprehensive disaster-readiness manual for community organizations, developed in response to the devastating effects Hurricane Harvey had on area animals. The manual sets out specific protocols and best practices for animal protection before, during, and after a catastrophic event. The law school recently received a generous grant from the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative — with financial backing from The Beacon Fund — to establish an Advanced Immigration Clinic with a focus on providing deportation removal defense, an area of advocacy that has changed rapidly in policy and scope over the past two years. The Basic Immigration Clinic also has expanded its advocacy and outreach to train pro bono attorneys on pertinent immigration issues, raise awareness about immigrants’ rights, and provide other civil legal assistance for its clients. Learn more about what’s happening in our Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics at stcl.edu/clinics.
Donors show support on 2nd Annual Give Day On Give Day 2018, 545 donors came together to raise more than $80,000 for STCL Houston programs in 24 hours. Thank you for your contributions! Save the Date for Give Day 2019: March 20 At S
GIVE DAY 2018 NEW DONORS
IN 24 HOURS
INCLUDING A $20,000 CHALLENGE GIFT FROM BENNY AGOSTO JR. ’95
2018 Gala Chairs Courtney Carlson ’08 and Professor Elaine Carlson ’79.
2018 Gala raises $325,000 for student scholarships In celebration of the law school’s 95th anniversary, more than 300 guests gathered in April to reconnect with former classmates and raise money for scholarships through a “paddles up” auction. The night ended with a grand total of $325,000 raised. With an average scholarship award of $5,000, the funds will support up to 65 deserving students. Thank you to all who participated and who continue to give generously of your time, talents, and treasures to support the law school’s mission. Join us at The Gala 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019 Gala Chairs
Connie Hays and Michael S. Hays ’74 Host Committee Chairs
Elizabeth W. Dwyer ’07 and Alexander G. Dwyer ’07
Fundraising goal: $325,000 Cash and pledges to-date: $113,850 Pat and Don Guter
Purchase your tickets at stcl.edu/gala.
Alumni, Beaumont Foundation honor Treece with endowed scholarship STCL Houston alumni and friends recently answered a challenge by the Beaumont Foundation of America, matching its $100,000 gift to establish the T. Gerald Treece Endowed Scholarship at the law school. Named for T. Gerald Treece — STCL Houston vice president, associate dean, and director of the school’s renowned Advocacy program since 1978 — the endowed scholarship will be awarded annually to benefit exceptional students in the Advocacy Program who have demonstrated a significant financial need. Thirty-eight donors each contributed $2,500 or more to help meet the challenge, earning membership in the “Coach’s Circle” giving society and commemorating Treece’s 40th anniversary at the law school with a gift that will keep on giving for years to come.
Professor Kulander wins esteemed Fulbright Award Professor Christopher S. Kulander recently received the prestigious J. William Fulbright Award to conduct legal research and teach a course titled, “International Energy Law and Economics” at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) in Kaunas, Lithuania. Kulander joins the more than 380,000 scholars — including 59 Nobel Laureates, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients — who have participated in the esteemed scholastic exchange program since its inception in 1946. Kulander’s research seeks to determine the economic, political, and legal possibility of exporting significant amounts of North American-sourced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the Baltic region, whether local sources of natural gas may augment the area’s imported LNG, and whether this American-led effort may deliver some measure of economic and geopolitical security to the region. Keep up with faculty scholarly publications and media contributions at stcl.edu/facpub.
Bar program takes student-centered approach
Bar Prep team
With a generous gift from alumnus Richard H. Anderson Jr. ’82, the law school has made improvements to its bar exam preparation program to address recent, nationwide trends toward falling test scores. Among other measures, STCL Houston has taken action by adjusting thresholds for identifying at-risk students, implementing mentoring and coaching programs, and auditing bar-related courses in the curriculum to assure the law school’s curricular content, teaching objectives, and outcomes align with Multistate Bar Examination outlines provided by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. In the spring 2018 semester, the law school’s bar preview course had more than 150 students, organized into small groups led by a team of coaches. The course focuses on improving test-taking skills, reinforcing accumulated knowledge, and delivering personalized feedback on practice exams and essays.
“We provide our students with an invaluable legal education that can only be put to good use in society when they are licensed to practice law. That’s why I put my support behind the bar pass program.” – Richard H. Anderson Jr. ‘82
Alternative Dispute Resolution and Advocacy teams continue to shine At STCL Houston, we pride ourselves on preparing students to be practice-ready and begin contributing to the profession from their first day of work. Hands-on training through our Advocacy program and the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution help us deliver on that commitment. This year, our students proved their skill in both courtroom representation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) at numerous regional, national, and international law competitions. South Texas continues to be the top advocacy law school in the nation, with an incomparable 131 national championships. ADR teams have earned 17 world championships and an unprecedented four wins in the past year alone!
“We appreciate all the support we’ve received for the Frank Evans Center — from alumni who volunteer as judges for competitions to local firms like Porter Hedges, who sponsors our annual intramural tournament. You help make the ADR program possible!” – Debra Berman, director, Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resoultion
Interested in volunteering as a coach or judge? Visit my.stcl.edu for information.
$2,312,117.63 New gifts and pledges
$1,907.69 Average gift
Total alumni donors
Total number of donors
Percentage of fundraising goal reached
59% Foundations 28% Alumni 8% Business/Corporations 3% Individuals 1% Staff 0.5% Students 0.5% Parents
53% Academic and Program Support 20% Endowed Scholarships and Awards; General Endowment 20% Scholarships (non endowed), Awards and Student Support 6% Annual Fund Unrestricted 0.5% Capital Improvement 0.5% Hurricane Harvey (faculty/student relief )
Scholarships As higher education costs continue to rise, STCL Houston is proud to be among the nationâ€™s best values for private law schools. Generous gifts from foundations, businesses, and individuals help us to offset minor operating costs, maintain affordable tuition rates, and offer competitive scholarship awards. Scholarships, in particular, allow our students to graduate with less debt, giving them the flexibility to take more risks such as dedicating more time to pro bono work or taking a job as a public defender. Your support is integral to our mission to provide an exceptional legal education to a diverse body of students, preparing them to serve their community with distinction.
$3,392,254.32 Total amount of scholarships awarded
$5,018.13 Average amount of scholarship award
Total number of scholarships awarded
honor roll STCL Houston thanks all of our donors and supporters for your generous commitment to the law school and
our mission. Giving society listings recognize donors for the 2017–2018 fiscal year, Sept. 1, 2017 – Aug. 31, 2018.
Gold Members $500,000 to $999,999
Bronze Members $100,000 to $249,000
Established in 2013 to commemorate the year the law school was founded, the 1923 Society honors alumni, donors, and special supporters who have made cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more.
Jack Baldwin ‘85 / Scott Baldwin Jr. ‘83 / Baldwin & Baldwin, L.L.P. The Cullen Foundation Nez S. Gross and H. Michael Gross ’71 Barbara J. Jordan and Don D. Jordan ‘69 Estate of Harry L. Reed Professor Harry L. Reed* and Betty Reed* Estate of Emilie B. Slohm
Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz Nichole N. Agosto and Bernardino C. Agosto Jr. ’95 Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC The C.T. Bauer Foundation Marleen M. Bergman ’80 Ruth R. Bettes Charitable Foundation Commander W. Steven Bozeman Sr. and Luanne Bozeman The Brown Foundation, Inc. Daniel S. Cartwright ’83 Croley & Steinberg Professor Sandra L. DeGraw* / Kimberly H. Lee Laurie Echevarria and Michael J. Echevarria ‘83 George M. Fleming / Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. / Fleming Endowment The Fondren Foundation Darlene Greco and Mac A. Greco Jr. Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering, P.C. Connie Hays and Michael S. Hays ’74 Noelle C. Hirschfeld and Neal W. Hirschfeld ’80 Jane Hogan and Richard P. Hogan Sr. ’61* Emelda N. Mbah and Harry P. Hutchens Jr. ’56* Joseph D. Jamail Jr.* / Lee and Joseph D. Jamail Foundation Carole Krist and Ronald D. Krist / The Krist Foundation Sally J. Langston ’91 The Willard and Anne Levin Foundation / Janice Mullins and Terrell S. Mullins
Crystal Members $10,000,000 and above Houston Endowment Inc. Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation Platinum Members $1,000,000 to $9,999,999 Virginia Mudge Alexander* Susan K. Anderson and Richard H. Anderson Jr. ’82 John M. O’Quinn* / John M. O’Quinn Foundation Mabel R. Parks* and Fred Parks ’37* Rockwell Fund, Inc. Alexandra L. Farias and Randall O. Sorrels ’87 Ann Parks Stallings Texas Access to Justice Foundation Urban Diversified Properties
Silver Members $250,000 to $499,999 MD Anderson Foundation Anonymous ExxonMobil Foundation Wayne Fisher / Fisher, Boyd, Johnson & Huguenard, L.L.P. Donald E. Godwin / Godwin, Bowman & Martinez PC J. Weldon Granger ’74 / Jones Granger Williams, Kherkher, Hart & Boundas, LLP Elaine L. Rosen and Richard N. Laminack ’87 Ryland Pirtle and Thomas W. Pirtle ’90 Molly Ann Smith* and Ed A. Smith* Yvonne Stern and Jeffrey M. Stern ’82 U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Elizabeth P. and Harold R. Williams Foundation Estate of John H. Winborn ’69
MacDonald-Peterson Foundation Marine Insurance Seminars, Inc. Medtronic Foundation James R. Moriarty / Law Offices of James R. Moriarty Diane Murray and Ted S. Murray ’80 Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP Imogen S. Papadopoulos ’84 George Fred Rhodes Sr. ’54* / Stutz Partners, Ltd. Evelyn M. Roberts ’45* Susan Rusk and Jeffrey E. Rusk ’83 / The Rusk Law Firm, P.C. Shell Oil Company Foundation Vivian L. Smith Foundation Rachael Wang and Andrew B. Sommerman ’86 Geraldine A. Sullivan and James B. Sullivan ’69* C. David Towery ’79 Patricia N. Turner ’84 and Thomas N. Turner Founding Members $25,000 to $99,999 Ad Hoc Legal Dean James J. Alfini and Carol Alfini William K. Anderson Sr. ’64* Anna R. Atkins and George P. Atkins Jr. Laurent A. Baillargeon ’74 Baker Botts L.L.P. Bank of America Lisa Blue Baron ’80 Marsha Cross and John S. Beeson ’65 Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. The Hon. Spurgeon E. Bell* and Virginia B. Bell* Katharine Gregg Belton* E. Trey Bergman ’80 Bracewell LLP
Deborah Brown and Samuel J. Brown III ‘68 Ernest J. Browne Jr.* Valerie Burman and Darryl M. Burman ’83 The Hon. Jay W. Burnett ’73 and Associate Dean Catherine Greene Burnett Professor Bruce W. Burton and Marlyse Burton Professor Elaine A. Carlson ’79 and Robert J. Carlson Clark, Love & Hutson, G.P. Conoco Phillips Corporate Contributions D. Maxine Cook* Florine Cornelius* and Simon C. Cornelius ’58 Nancy Beck Deane* and John H. Deane* Sara F. del Pozo and Ephraim R. del Pozo ’97 Linda S. Dudensing and W. Carl Dudensing Jr. ’61 Fran Dunn and Charles Robert “Bob” Dunn ’65* Professor W. David East and Carol East Equal Justice Works ExxonMobil Corporation The George Foundation Goforth King Moshenberg LLP Grady, Schneider & Newman, L.L.P. Dean Donald J. Guter and Patricia A. Guter
Halliburton Foundation, Inc. The Hamill Foundation Haynes and Boone, LLP Haynes and Boone Foundation Jennifer B. Hogan and Richard P. Hogan ’85 David W. Holman ’85* / The Holman Law Firm Kimberly B. Horowitz and Daniel D. Horowitz III ‘02 Houston Intellectual Property Law Association Julia B. Howry and Randy R. Howry ’85 Lynne A. Hudson ’02 and Edward J. Hudson Jr. The Hon. Lynn N. Hughes and Olive A. Hughes Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Jane R. Hurst and Michael K. Hurst ’90 Randall H. Jamail ’86 / Justice Record Company Inc. Executive Vice President Emeritus Helen Bishop Jenkins and Hays Jenkins Julie H. Johnson and Gordon R. Johnson ’86 Teresa Johnson and Robert E. Johnson Jr. ’79 Melissa B. Johnson and J. Ken Johnson II ’86 J.P. Morgan Chase K & E Fund, Inc. KBR, Inc.
Walter J. Kronzer III ’87 / The Kronzer Family Laminack, Pirtle & Martines, L.L.P. Becky S. Lanier and W. Mark Lanier / The Lanier Law Firm, PC Janet Lipnick and Elton S. Lipnick ’62 Locke Lord LLP Daniel B. Lovejoy ’36* MABATX Foundation Beverly Manne and Richard S. Manne ’70* Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P. George W. Mauzé II ’83 Elizabeth McLane and R. Drayton McLane Jr. Joan W. McLeod and E. Doug McLeod ’90 George R. Miner* / Miner-Dederick Companies, Inc. Judy P. Mingledorff and Kenneth P. Mingledorff ’79 Clinton F. Morse* Robert A. Mosbacher Jr. A. W. Moursund* Linda Nichols and Nick C. Nichols Alvin and Lucy Owsley Foundation David S. Prince ’82* Provost & Umphrey Law Firm LLP Dean Frank T. Read and Carol A. Read Reaud, Morgan & Quinn, L.L.P. RM Auctions Inc.
Beuna Sales and James B. Sales The Hon. Robert K. Schaffer ’84 and Jo Ann W. Schaffer ’85 Sharon M. Schweitzer ’89 and John H. Robinson Jr. Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Barbara Steen and Jeff Steen ’87 Lurinda L. Stephens and R. Gary Stephens ’75 SynerMark Properties Taylor & Ernster, P.C. Mary Louise Townes* and Edgar E. Townes Jr.* Sean P. Tracey ’91 / Tracey & Fox Associate Dean T. Gerald Treece and Sue Treece Betty Turner and John W. Turner ’70 United Way of Greater Houston The West Endowment Dean William L. Wilks* and Nancy G. Wilks Dean W. Joseph Williamson* and Mary Williamson* Victoria Wilson and David R. Wilson ’69 John L. Wortham & Son L.P. P. Lynn Young and L. Steven Young ’93 *deceased Listings as of Aug. 31, 2018.
“As a part-time student, I balance a full-time job with evening classes. My scholarship award relieves some of my financial burden; for that, I am truly grateful.”
jasmine mcwashington, 2l
honor roll Fred Parks Society A tribute to 1937 alumnus and Texas legal legend Fred Parks, the Fred Parks Society is composed of members who have listed South Texas College of Law Houston as a beneficiary in a will, trust, retirement plan, insurance policy, or foundation. If you would like to include STCL Houston in your estate plans, please visit legacy.stcl.edu Virginia Mudge Alexander * Anonymous Laurent A. Baillargeon ’74 Estate of M. Norwood Cheairs ’63 D. Maxine Cook * James G. Farr ’77 Dean Donald J. Guter and Patricia A. Guter Emelda N. Mbah and Harry P. Hutchens Jr. ’56 * The Hon. Jay T. Karahan ’83 and Cynthia A. Doerr, M.D. Daniel B. Lovejoy ’36 * Estate of Betty Carole Osborne Parham Mabel R. Parks * and Fred Parks ’37 *
Sylvia L. Quan and Gordon J. Quan ’77 Professor Harry L. Reed * and Betty Reed * Dorothy B. Rieger ’35 * The Hon. D’Lisa R. Simmons ’90 and Michael Barnes Estate of Emilie B. Slohm Bradley S. Tegeler ’02 Estate of John H. Winborn ’69 Anne R. Woods * Florence Jane Yount ’58 *
Spurgeon E. Bell Fellows Society
*deceased Listings as of Aug. 31, 2018
Platinum Fellows $10,000 and above
Named in honor of the judge and professor who devoted nearly 60 years to the law school’s mission, the Spurgeon E. Bell Fellows Society honors supporters who have donated $1,000 or more in the fiscal year.
Nichole N. Agosto and Bernardino C. Agosto Jr. ’95 Susan K. Anderson and Richard H. Anderson Jr. ’82 Muhammad Aziz Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC The C.T. Bauer Foundation Beaumont Foundation of America Marleen M. Bergman ’80 Becky Cabello and J. David Cabello ’83 Courtney T. Carlson ’08 and Brandon Siegmund Greater Houston Community Foundation The Jack Webster Grigsby Foundation Morgan D. Grigsby ’16
Nez S. Gross and H. Michael Gross ’71 Jennifer B. Hogan and Richard P. Hogan ’85 Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative Jane R. Hurst and Michael K. Hurst ’90 Jackson Walker L.L.P. Barbara J. Jordan and Don D. Jordan ’69 Tamara B. Kidd ’99 and Donald H. Kidd ’91 Sally J. Langston ’91 Peggy A. Matthews and David P. Matthews ’88 Matthews & Associates Medtronic Foundation Keri S. Milich and Michael W. Milich ’97 Night Court Rockwell Fund, Inc. Alexandra L. Farias and Randall O. Sorrels ’87 Jennifer O. Stogner ’06 and Brant J. Stogner ’06 Student Aid Foundation Enterprises Texas Access to Justice Foundation United Way of Greater Houston Elizabeth P. and Harold R. Williams Foundation Estate of John H. Winborn ’69
“I plan to incorporate pro bono work into my legal career. This scholarship allows me to focus on my true passion — serving others — rather than pursuing the highest-paying jobs simply to repay loans.”
sarah presas, 3l
Gold Members $5,000 to $9,999 Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC Laurent A. Baillargeon ’74 Annie Beck ’11 and Deborah A. Beck ’92 Beck Redden, L.L.P. BHP Billiton Petroleum Matched Giving Program Council Member Dwight A. Boykins and Genora K. Boykins ’85 Roslyn P. Breen and Sean E. Breen ’92 Valerie Burman and Darryl M. Burman ’83 The Hon. Jay W. Burnett ’73 and Associate Dean Catherine Greene Burnett Professor Elaine A. Carlson ’79 and Robert J. Carlson The Hon. Theresa W. Chang ’96 and Peter Chang, M.D. Patricia Kay Dube ’79 The Hon. Robert Eckels ’93 and Jet Eckels Fleming Endowment Janis Fleming and George M. Fleming Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. Frost Bank Lynn B. Gagnon and Stewart W. Gagnon ’74 Gray Reed & McGraw, LLP Dean Donald J. Guter and Patricia A. Guter Catherine B. Hanslik and Christopher P. Hanslik ’95 Haynes and Boone, LLP Connie Hays and Michael S. Hays ’74 Julia B. Howry and Randy R. Howry ’85 Howry Breen & Herman, L.L.P. Lynne A. Hudson ‘02 and Edward J. Hudson Jr. Joan F. Jenkins ’82 Melissa B. Johnson and J. Ken Johnson II ’86
Mitchell Katine ’85 and Walter Avila Katine & Nechman L.L.P. Brenda C. Lanza and Nicholas J. Lanza Jr. ’89 Lynne Liberato ’80 and James B. Flodine ’81 Lockton Companies, LLC Linda M. Lopez and Joseph K. Lopez ’78 MABATX Foundation MehaffyWeber PC John A. Nechman ’95 and Ricardo Ruiz Diane R. Nolen and Rand P. Nolen ’93 Imogen S. Papadopoulos ’84 Beth Sufian and James A. Passamano ’90 Nicole V. Perdue ’96 and Jim M. Perdue Jr. Perdue & Kidd, LLP Porter Hedges LLP Susan Rusk and Jeffrey E. Rusk ‘83 The Rusk Law Firm, P.C. Scholarship America Sharon M. Schweitzer ’89 and John H. Robinson Jr. SynerMark Properties Sharla L. Thompson and James D. Thompson III ’86 Thompson & Knight LLP Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Ruthie N. White ’96 and Keith R. White Susan G. Wilson and David V. Wilson II ’93 Silver Members $1,000 to $4,999 ABM Janitorial Services - South Central, Inc. Stephen Alderman Dean James J. Alfini and Carol Alfini American Electric Power Betty L. Anderson and Paul E. Anderson Jr. ’78 Asian American Bar Foundation of Houston, Inc.
Lisa Blue Baron ’80 Kara L. Barrow ’99 and Hunter M. Barrow ’99 Renee D. Bell and Bradley S. Bell ’99 Marilyn A. Bourque and Gerald E. Bourque ’79 BoyarMiller Jessica P. Breitbeil ’99 and Kenneth R. Breitbeil Debbie Brothers and Gregory A. Brothers Keri D. Brown ’06 and Benjamin P. Womack Professor Vanessa S. Browne-Barbour Gwendolyn D. Bruchez and Ernest V. Bruchez Jr. ’77 Eugene R. Bruns Elizabeth A. Campbell Cargill Mary R. Cindrich and Ralph E. Cindrich ’78 CME Group Robin Cox and Edward S. Cox ’95 Assistant Dean Elizabeth A. Dennis ’84 Christian P. Di Ferrante ’85 Elizabeth W. Dwyer ’07 and Alexander G. Dwyer ’07 Professor W. David East and Carol East Kay Kurtin Egger ’93 and Dan Egger Amanda A. Eichenbaum ’08 and Marc R. Eichenbaum ’08 Gene T. Krane and James R. Evans Jr. ’81 ExxonMobil Foundation Elaine M. Finger ’96 and Marvy A. Finger The Hon. Natalie C. Fleming ’88 and Michael Fleming Wendy L. Fullenweider ’80 and Donn C. Fullenweider Professor Pamela E. George Bradford J. Gilde ’04 Professor Maxine D. Goodman and Steven B. Goodman Kelley Gilland Grady and G. Keith Grady ’92
Jan Fisher Greaves Mac A. Greco III ’01 Darlene Greco and Mac A. Greco Jr. Twila L. Grooms ’99 Sheila P. Haddock ’94 and Keith S. Haddock Halliburton Julie C. Halstead ’87 and Bruce E. Halstead ’87 Ryan K. Haun ’06 Haun Mena PLLC Karen Henderson Andrea D. Hoelscher and Jon Paul Hoelscher ’05 Chastiti N. Horne ’98 and Tony Houck Horne Rota Moos LLP Kimberly B. Horowitz and Daniel D. Horowitz III ’02 Sandra C. Howard ’98 and Wes Howard Jennifer M. Hudson Cynthia Hughes and Patrick L. Hughes Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Shelley D. Hutson ’93 and Jeffrey L. Hutson Jackson Lewis P.C. Jennifer R. Jacobson ’08 and Scott Jacobson ’07 Executive Vice President Emeritus Helen Bishop Jenkins and Hays Jenkins Jenkins & Kamin, L.L.P. Lynn Kamin ’88 and Marcel Gremillion Thomas W. Kearns ’83 Catherine Keirnan and John P. Keirnan ’80 Steven J. Kherkher ’89 Hanh M. Kirby and M. Ryan Kirby ’02 Kirby, Mathews & Walrath, PLLC Stephen A. Kolodny Irene Kosturakis ’86 Kathryn S. Kronzer and Walter J. Kronzer III ’87 Perrin Langlois
honor roll – Silver members cont. Melissa M. Magee ’90 and Michael W. Magee ’90 Sue Mahoney and Patrick D. Mahoney ’88 Marathon Oil Company Matthews & Forester George W. Mauzé II ’83 Rebecca E. McCay ‘95 and R. S. McCay Wayne McConnell Robert R. McDonough ’08 Professor Bruce A. McGovern and Fabienne McGovern Kurt McWilliams Rebecca L. Miller and Benjamin P. Miller ’06 Professor Shelby Dickerson Moore and Darryl Moore Teresa Myers ’95 Corliss Nettles and Eugene M. Nettles ’74 New England Law Boston Cathryn Noll and David M. Noll ’00 Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP Dean John F. O’Brien O’Connor’s The Hon. Kimbra K. Ogg ’86 and Olivia L. Jordan ’86 The Edward and Helen Oppenheimer Foundation Pamela Pappas and Gus E. Pappas ’88 William Parker
Professor Jean F. Powers and Bruce S. Powers Stephen A. Pyhrr, Ph.D. and Daphne D. Pyhrr Sylvia L. Quan and Gordon J. Quan ’77 Carolyn S. Raney and Kenneth C. Raney Jr. ’77 JoAnne Ray ’79 and Leonard LeBlanc Professor Jeffrey L. Rensberger and Annette Rensberger Javier A. Rey ’83 George F. Rhodes ’54* Bebe Burns and George F. Rhodes Jr. Jeremy D. Rosen ’13 Paul B. Rosen ’79 The Rosen & Rosen Law Firm, L.P. Professor Gary S. Rosin and Jan Rosin The Hon. Emiliano J. Salcines Jr. ’63 and Elsa M. Salcines The Hon. Robert K. Schaffer ’84 and Jo Ann W. Schaffer ’85 James D. Seegers ’93 Luciana A. Sepolio and Donald S. Sepolio ’89 Rachael Wang and Andrew B. Sommerman ’86 Sponsel Miller Greenberg, PLLC Spurlock & Associates, PC Elizabeth C. Starkey and Jerry L. Starkey ’80 William B. Stripling Jr. ’72
Student Bar Association Stutz Partners, Ltd. Michael Suessmann Suzanne Suter ’78 and William T. Snypes Jr. ’77 Sarahjane Swanson ’02 and William Swanson Genea L. Taft and Tony R. Taft ’98 John S. Torigian ’79 C. David Towery ’79 Kari Tracey and Sean P. Tracey ’91 Patricia N. Turner ’84 and Thomas N. Turner Gretchen M. Umbeck ’95 Bridget Burke Vick ’09 and Gabe T. Vick III ’07 Cynthia J. Wallace and David C. Wallace ’92 Kyrie K. Cameron Wallace ’15 and Ryan K. Wallace ’18* Jacqueline Well Associate Dean John J. Worley and Ann Worley Sally M. Wright and Denney L. Wright ’78 Paula Yale and Paul G. Yale Jill W. Young ’96 and Jeffrey A. Young Kimberly Young and Jerry M. Young ’92 *deceased Listings for Sept. 1, 2017Aug. 31, 2018.
Consecutive Giving In addition to our giving societies, we also provide special recognition for those who have given to the law school every year for five or more consecutive years. An annual gift, regardless of amount, is a valuable investment in the future. 30+ years of giving Karen H. Garcia and Roland Garcia Jr. ’86 Connie Hays and Michael S. Hays ’74 Ann M. Trentin and Michael S. Keenan ’84 Imogen S. Papadopoulos ’84 William B. Stripling Jr. ’72 20-29 years of giving Candyce T. Beneke ’94 and Bruce E. Beneke The Hon. Jay W. Burnett ’73 and Associate Dean Catherine Greene Burnett Judith A. Dunn ’89 Nez S. Gross and H. Michael Gross ’71 Jennifer B. Hogan and Richard P. Hogan ’85
“After a difficult spring semester and taking nine hours in the summer session, receiving a scholarship award gave me the boost of confidence I needed to finish my legal education strong. It was a relief to know not everything rests on my shoulders and there are amazing people willing to help.”
katlyn haynes ’17 14
Sally J. Langston ’91 M. Karinne McCullough ’87 and William McCullough Beth A. Plummer and James P. Plummer George F. Rhodes ’54* / Stutz Partners, Ltd. James D. Seegers ’93 Texas Access to Justice Foundation The Hon. James T. Worthen ’80 and Laura T. Worthen 15-19 years of giving Dean James J. Alfini and Carol Alfini Marleen M. Bergman ’80 Linda G. Boyko and Philip W. Boyko ’77 Professor Richard R. Carlson and Lena Carlson Professor Sandra J. Carnahan ’86 and Mike Carnahan Patrick N. Clay ‘76 Kirsten L. Cohoon ‘01 and J. Patrick Cohoon ‘01 Caroline T. Cookingham and Jay H. Cookingham ‘86 Assistant Dean Elizabeth A. Dennis ‘84 Linda S. Dudensing and W. Carl Dudensing Jr. ‘61 Professor Pamela E. George Rosalie B. Hitchcock ’90 and William M. Hitchcock
Margaret Mellon Hitchcock Foundation Rene Hoover and William G. Hoover ’81 Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Executive Vice President Emeritus Helen Bishop Jenkins and Hays Jenkins Joan F. Jenkins ’82 Barbara J. Jordan and Don D. Jordan ’69 James H. Moody ’76 Cheryl Morse and Randall W. Morse ’78 Corliss Nettles and Eugene M. Nettles ’74 Beth Sufian and James A. Passamano ’90 Professor Jean F. Powers and Bruce S. Powers Javier A. Rey ’83 Rockwell Fund, Inc. Chris R. Snyder and Robert L. Snyder II ’77 Alexandra L. Farias and Randall O. Sorrels ’87 Frances C. Stephens and Nicholas C. Stephens ’87 10-14 years of giving Susan K. Anderson and Richard H. Anderson Jr. ’82 Debbie Brothers and Gregory A. Brothers
Keri D. Brown ’06 and Benjamin P. Womack Courtney T. Carlson ’08 and Brandon Siegmund Professor Elaine A. Carlson ’79 and Robert J. Carlson Sara F. del Pozo and Ephraim R. del Pozo ’97 Jane H. Doerries and Eric W. Doerries ’76 Nancy Durrschmidt and Michael J. Durrschmidt ’82 Professor W. David East and Carol East Gene T. Krane and James R. Evans Jr. ’81 ExxonMobil Foundation Amy C. Falcon ’08 and Kevin H. Falcon Professor Maxine D. Goodman and Steven B. Goodman Dora Ann Gostecnik ’03 Dean Donald J. Guter and Patricia A. Guter Jay R. Houren ’83 Anne L. Jackson and John M. Jackson ’93 Melissa B. Johnson and J. Ken Johnson II ’86 M. Dilshad Kasmani ’07 Professor Robert R. Kelso and Stephanie F. Kelso The Hon. Carolyn Dineen King and The Hon. Thomas M. Reavley Irene Kosturakis ‘86
Brenda C. Lanza and Nicholas J. Lanza Jr. ‘89 Matthew J. Laudone ’07 The Willard & Anne Levin Foundation / Janice Mullins and Terrell S. Mullins Professor Bruce A. McGovern and Fabienne McGovern Sean G. McMullen ’04 Professor Shelby Dickerson Moore and Darryl Moore Professor Olga L. Moya Jack C. Ogg ’62* Kaela Olson and David W. Olson ’05 Professor Francesca Ortiz Alicia A. Pearce and Andrew D. Pearce ’07 Jacquelyn Tinsley and J. Goodwille Pierre ’00 Lylene L. Pilkenton Sylvia L. Quan and Gordon J. Quan ’77 Carolyn S. Raney and Kenneth C. Raney Jr. ’77 Susan Rusk and Jeffrey E. Rusk ’83 Sally Bell Rutherford Sharon M. Schweitzer ’89 and John H. Robinson Jr. Amanda L. Shaw-Castro ’09 State Farm Companies Foundation Jennifer O. Stogner ’06 and Brant J. Stogner ’06
“I’m supporting myself financially through law school, so every bit of support helps. I am truly grateful to be a scholarship recipient.”
kimberly dang, 3l
honor roll – 10-14 years of giving cont. Geraldine A. Sullivan and James B. Sullivan ’69* Suzanne Suter ’78 and William T. Snypes Jr. ’77 Sharla L. Thompson and James D. Thompson III ’86 Sheryl Unger and Jeffrey M. Unger ’84 Morris D. Weiss ’85 Professor Michael E. Wheeler and Patricia J. Wheeler Steve M. Williard ’93 Susan G. Wilson and David V. Wilson II ’93 Estate of John H. Winborn ’69 Associate Dean John J. Worley and Ann Worley 5-9 years of giving Susan M. Aaron and Charles M. Aaron ’79 Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz Kristin M. Agnew ’12 and Walker S. Agnew Jr. Nichole N. Agosto and Bernardino C. Agosto Jr. ’95 Stephen Alderman Casey A. Armstrong ’08 and Rajinder K. Amolenda ’08 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Karri M. Axtell ’12 and Donald W. Axtell
Laurent A. Baillargeon ’74 Rachel Ballengee and Timothy W. Ballengee ’09 Mina M. Banerjee ‘09 and Arijit Banerjee ‘09 Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC Professor John H. Bauman and Kathleen Bauman Aditi M. Befroui and Amir R. Befroui ’12 Andrew B. Bender ’12 Lauren L. Berlin and Richard D. Berlin ’06 BHP Billiton Petroleum Matched Giving Program Council Member Dwight A. Boykins and Genora K. Boykins ’85 Gayleen B. Breeding and J. Mark Breeding ’80 Laura A. Brinson and Philip R. Brinson ’93 Professor Vanessa S. Browne-Barbour Valerie Burman and Darryl M. Burman ’83 Kathy Carpenter and Brent B. Carpenter ’86 Elizabeth Cavenaugh and Matthew D. Cavenaugh ’07 Kimberly W. Chandler ’01 and Gerald Chandler III Rowena G. Compton
Angela L. Connor ’13 and Joshua J. Connor Christina L. Cox ’02 Lisa L. Dahm ’95 Masoud A. Darvishi ’08 Jennifer Deaton and David B. Deaton ’98 Kami G. D’Olive ’10 and Eric A. D’Olive ’11 Darcy M. Douglas ’07 and Peter M. Klein Lenora DuBose ’94 Elizabeth W. Dwyer ’07 and Alexander G. Dwyer ’07 Amanda A. Eichenbaum ’08 and Marc R. Eichenbaum ’08 Susan A. Everitt and Herbert D. Everitt ’89 Mary Leahy Farnan ’83 and James E. Farnan Jerry A. Farneti and John Farneti ’77 Barbara Fenton and George M. Fenton ’80 Professor Derek Fincham and Joni Fincham Lyndsay R. Fincher ’10 and Travis M. Fincher Kathleen M. Fletcher ’86 and Terry J. Fletcher Mary Lou Flynn-DuPart ’84 and Mike Dupart Lynn B. Gagnon and Stewart W. Gagnon ’74
Major Jeffrey A. Gall ’01 and Suzette Gall Joel R. Glover ’13 Katherine Morton Gonyea ’08 and W. Joseph Gonyea ’07 D. Alexandro Gonzalez ’12 Darlene Greco and Mac A. Greco Jr. The Hon. Eva Guzman ’89 and Anthony Guzman Carey L. Hain ’11 Halliburton Foundation, Inc. Julie C. Halstead ’87 and Bruce E. Halstead ’87 Catherine B. Hanslik and Christopher P. Hanslik ’95 Misty A. Hataway-Cone ’01 and Paul F. Cone Alison P. Henderson ’13 and Thomas W. Henderson Jr. Jessie D. Herrera Jr. ’07 Christine D. Herron ’10 Noelle C. Hirschfeld and Neal W. Hirschfeld ’80 Barbara E. Hirt and Jeffrey A. Hirt ’89 Lisa M. Hodges and Colby S. Hodges ’10 Stephanie A. Holcombe ’09 and Randall G. Holcombe ’14 Kimberly B. Horowitz and Daniel D. Horowitz III ’02 Jason C. Huang ’97 Cynthia Hughes and Patrick L. Hughes
“Both my wife and I work in the public sector. My scholarship award helped me rely less on loans and remove some financial burden from my family.”
mark melchor ’18
Candace E. Hunter ’06 Jane R. Hurst and Michael K. Hurst ’90 Carol Jackson and Lee E. Jackson ’04 Veronica F. Jacobs ’94 The Hon. Nancy K. Johnson and Tim J. Johnson ’84 Brooke I. Jones and Michael P. Jones ’09 Lynn Kamin ’88 and Marcel Gremillion Sari P. Kronzer ’07 and Christopher J. Kronzer ’07 Kathryn S. Kronzer and Walter J. Kronzer III ’87 Raymond M. Kutch ’09 Ashley S. Langley and Curt M. Langley ’90 Cathy Larrinaga and R. Michael Larrinaga ’85 Andrew H. Lasky ’09* Professor Joseph K. Leahy and Rebecca L. Leahy Karen F. Lee and Stephen H. Lee ’94 April V. Leibman ’04 and Benjamin B. Leibman ’04 Lynne Liberato ’80 and James B. Flodine ’81 Karl P. Long ’09 MABATX Foundation Melissa M. Magee ’90 and Michael W. Magee ’90 Marathon Oil Company David C. Martin ’08 George W. Mauzé II ’83 Lisa M. McChristian and Sean M. McChristian ’08 Alyssa L. McCreight ’14 Robert R. McDonough ’08 Jaqualine P. McMillan ’12 and Chance A. McMillan ’11 Medtronic Foundation Keri S. Milich and Michael W. Milich ’97 Rebecca L. Miller and Benjamin P. Miller ’06 Mark A. Mitchell ’92 Lindsey C. Moorhead ’11 and Christopher A. Beard
Desrye M. Morgan ’96 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Gloria J. Moritz and Johnny L. Moritz Jason F. Muriby ’11 Diane R. Nolen and Rand P. Nolen ’93 Monica M. Ortale ’93 Constance A. Pappas and Daniel C. Pappas ’74 John J. Patout Jr. ’11 Haley A. Paul ’13 and Zachary T. Paul Amanda V. Pfeiffer ’12 and Jonathan W. Pfeiffer Porter Hedges LLP Michael P. Preng ’10 Amanda J. Pritchett and William L. Pritchett ’14 Shannon D. Ramirez ’95 and John A. Ramirez ’96 Aaron M. Reimer ’07 Julie M. Riddle and J. Albert Riddle IV ’86 Jeffrey N. Robertson ’13 Courtney N. Rosen ’13 and John T. Kovach ’13 The Hon. James M. Rush ’80 Professor Deana Pollard-Sacks and David J. Sacks ’85 The Hon. Emiliano J. Salcines Jr. ’63 and Elsa M. Salcines Kara Salton and David W. Salton ’07 Janet L. Schellinger and Antoine C. Schellinger ’13 Shell Oil Company Foundation Assistant Dean Gena L. Singleton and Eric L. Singleton ’00 Rebecca K. Skiba ’02 and Leo A. Skiba Catherine B. Smith ’85 Professor Tobin A. Sparling Richard T. Spies ’94 Sarah A. Stamey and M. Harris Stamey ’07 Lynn S. Kuriger Stanton ’88 and William L. Stanton III Rachel P. Steely ’94 and Clay M. Steely ’94 Charles K. Stephenson ’66
Angela A. Stout ’07 and Adam P. Curley ’08 Wilbur E. Suggs ’09 Amy D. Taylor ’82 and Robert M. Taylor Bridget Burke Vick ’09 and Gabe T. Vick III ’07 Leslie Wade and Eric D. Wade ’95 The Hon. David Walker ’59 and Virginia Walker Connie B. Wallace ’84 and John B. Wallace Susan B. Wallach and Neal L. Wallach ’86 Brian E. Waters ’13 Ruthie N. White ’96 and Keith R. White Elizabeth P. and Harold R. Williams Foundation Captain Joseph R. Willie II, DDS ’91 and Christine Sampson Willie ’94 Helen B. Wils ’88 and Leonard A. Goldstein John D. Woods Jr. ’08 Michael J. Woodson ’12 Eleina M. Wyatt and Paul B. Wyatt ’13 *deceased Listings as of Aug. 31, 2018.
Law Firm Challenge Launched in 2007, the Law Firm Challenge is a friendly competition in which firms, in-house legal departments, corporations, and government offices with three or more South Texas graduates strive to achieve 100 percent alumni participation in giving back to STCL Houston in a fiscal year. Congratulations to the following firms who completed the 2018 Law Firm Challenge: Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz Andrews Myers* Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman Baker Botts BoyarMiller Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP EOG Resources* Germer PLLC* Greenberg Traurig LLP Haynes and Boone* Hope & Causey Jackson Lewis* Jackson Walker Jenkins & Kamin Kirby, Mathews & Walrath, PLLC Koong Law Group Locke Lord McDowell & Hetherington LLP Mehaffy Weber Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP Office of the Attorney General – Consumer Protection Division Olson & Olson Patterson + Sheridan Peckar & Abramson* Porter Hedges LLP Sponsel Miller Greenberg * Winstead PC *indicates first-time participant
volunteer leaders 2017-2018 STCL Houston Board of Directors
Vice President, Career Networking Committee Ryan K. Haun ’06
Laurent A. Baillargeon ’74 Genora K. Boykins ’85 Darryl M. Burman ’83 The Hon. Theresa W. Chang ’96 The Hon. Robert A. Eckels ’93 Stewart W. Gagnon ’74 Donald J. Guter, Dean and President The Hon. Eva Guzman ’89 Christopher P. Hanslik ’95 Michael S. Hays ’74, Ex Officio, Chairman Emeritus Jon Paul Hoelscher ’05, Alumni Association President Randy R. Howry ’85 Michael K. Hurst ’90 J. Ken Johnson II ’86, Chair Don D. Jordan ’69, Ex Officio, Chairman Emeritus Nicholas J. Lanza Jr. ’89 Joseph K. Lopez ’78 Michael W. Milich ’97 Imogen S. Papadopoulos ’84 Gordon J. Quan ’77 Jeffrey E. Rusk ’83 Andrew B. Sommerman ’86 Randall O. Sorrels ’87 James D. Thompson III ’86 Ruthie N. White ’96
Immediate Past President Nicholas J. Lanza ’89
2018 Alumni Association Board of Directors President Jon Paul Hoelscher ’05 President-Elect Brant J. Stogner ’06 Vice President, Admissions Committee Elizabeth W. Dwyer ’07 Vice President, Development/ Fundraising Committee David V. Wilson II ’93
Tim W. Ballengee ’09 Bradley S. Bell ’99 Richard D. Berlin ’06 Courtney T. Carlson ’08 Melanie R. Cheairs ’89 Adam P. Curley ’08 Darcy M. Douglas ’07 Jennifer L. Falk-Massoud ’06 Samantha E. Frazier ’11 The Hon. Keith F. Giblin ’89 Bradford J. Gilde ’04 Katherine M. Gonyea ’08 Ronald W. Haggerty ’96 Misty A. Hataway-Cone ’01 Catina M. Haynes ’06 Christine D. Herron ’10 Chastiti N. Horne ’98 Walter J. Kronzer III ’87 E. Xerxes Martin IV ’11 Lindsey C. Moorhead ’11 Desrye M. Morgan ’96 Gus E. Pappas ’88 Ford A. Peters ’13 Wade R. Quinn ’88 Aaron M. Reimer ’07 Sharon M. Schweitzer ’89 Donald S. Sepolio ’89 Gabe T. Vick III ’07 Peter B. Wells IV ’05 Paul B. Wyatt ’13
Young Alumni Council Eman Afshar ’14 Kristin M. Agnew ’12 Rajinder K. Amolenda ’08 Amir R. Befroui ’12 Andrew B. Bender ’12 Courtney T. Carlson ’08 Arnold R. Colunga ’10 Angela A. Connor ’13
Jordan T. Corbitt ’16 Ryan A. Cunningham ’17 Adam P. Curley ’08 Crystal T. Dang ’15 Masoud A. Darvishi ’08 Andrew P. del Junco ’15 Eric A. D’Olive ’11 Jeremy W. Dunbar ’15 C. Tina Floridia ’15 Samantha E. Frazier ’11 Kaitlyn N. Garcia ’16 Katherine Morton Gonyea ’08 D. Alexandro Gonzalez ’12 Mark A. Guerra ’15 Kristina M. Gurka ’11 Kevin L. Hardaway ’15 Amy H. Hargis ’11 James R. Helton ’14 Jonathan M. Hernandez ’17 Lauren N. Herrera ’14 Christine D. Herron ’10 Zachary R. Hiller ’10 Dominique N. Hinson ’14 Randy S. Ho ’12 Serena Hudson ’17 Samuel H. Johnson ’08 Kaitlyn A. King ’17 Sarah M. Koong ’14 John T. Kovach ’13 Kelsey A. Leiper ’14 Alyssa L. McCreight ’14 Robert R. McDonough ’08 Rose M. Molina ’14 Lindsey C. Moorhead ’11 Avishay Moshenberg ’12 Travis G. Normand ’11 E. Steve Okoroha Jr. ’11 G. Troy Pickett ’10 Michael P. Preng ’10 William L. Pritchett ’14 Eron F. Reid ’14 Brenda Resendiz ’17 Joaquin A. Rodriguez ’14 Lauren E. Scroggs ’15 Katrisha L. Shirley ’15 Wilbur E. Suggs ’09 Erin R. Swanson ’13 Mario A. Varela ’13 Priscilla Villarreal ’16 Kyrie K. Wallace ’15
Brian E. Waters ’13 Angelina E. Wike ’16 John D. Woods Jr. ’08 Paul B. Wyatt ’13 Eric S. Yu ’16
Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics Advisory Council Members David M. Feldman ’76 Gina L. Gilstrap ’08 Ellyn H. Josef Silvia M. Mintz ’08 John A. Nechman ’95 J. Goodwille Pierre ’00 William L. Pritchett ’14 The Hon. D’Lisa R. Simmons ’90 Randall O. Sorrels ’87 M. Kyle Wright ’07
Harry L. Reed Oil and Gas Institute Advisory Council Michael P. Donaldson ’87, EOG Resources, Inc. Lynne Liberato ’80, Haynes and Boone Randel R. Young, K&L Gates Paul G. Yale, Gray Reed & McGraw Gregory C. Cox ’07, Locke Lord Jeff Steen ’87, Oil States International, Inc.
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The STCL Houston Impact Report is an annual opportunity to share some of the year’s biggest triumphs: fresh programs, championship trophies,...
Published on Feb 6, 2019
The STCL Houston Impact Report is an annual opportunity to share some of the year’s biggest triumphs: fresh programs, championship trophies,...