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Anna Marie Manning (York) (MBA '92, MS '92) has accepted the position as 2007 Resource Chair for the San Antonio Professional Coaches Association. She is a member of the International Coach Federation, and she has a private practice as a Professional Coach in New Braunfels, Texas, where she lives with her three black Labradors. She has recently published Dating: A Quick Reference Guide, and her newest book Weight Loss: A Quick Reference Guide is due out soon.
Tony Reed (MS '92), Executive Director and Co-Founder of the National Black Marathoners' Association, recently became the first Black runner to complete a marathon on each of the seven continents. Tony has completed 87 marathons since 1982 and says that he runs "to be an example and inspire others to set and reach goals." Read his press release for more information about this major accomplishment.
Larome Armstrong (BA '94) presented and sponsored the 5th Annual Dallas Black Film Festival on July 27-29 at the Magnolia Lounge in Dallas' Fair Park. Larome began the festival in 2003 after noting a need for Black film representation the southwest. The festival highlights "the works of independent Black filmmakers and Black films with positive themes and cinematic messages."
Nadia Kharas (BS '03) wed Jamshid Mistry of Gaithersberg, MD on July 21, 2007. The two honeymooned in Hawaii.
Kyle Naizer (BA '05) is one of fifty young professionals to be chosen to participate in the 2007 Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET). Established in 1987, the JET program is co-sponsored and conducted by several Japanese government organizations and has grown to become the largest government-sponsored exchange program in the world.
Jessica Smith (BS '07), was recently selected for the prestigious $10,000 Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award. The award is given to only 12 applicants nationwide each year and is Golden Key's premier scholarship program. This fall, Jessica will use her scholarship to attend Northeastern State University's College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.