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James Reilly, II (BS '77, MS '87, Ph.D. '95) traveled to the International Space Station as a Mission Specialist for mission STS-117 aboard the space shuttle Atlantis, which launched on June 8. Jim was selected by NASA in 1994 and has flown on two previous shuttle missions, STS-89 and STS-104. View NASA's coverage of our alumnus in space here.
Deborah Rothermel (BA '80) was recently profiled in the Dallas Morning News (Friday, June 8, 2007 "Tour Showcases Home Ponds"), in an article about the North Texas Water Garden Society's 16th annual Modern Water Gardener Tour. Deborah's pond was one of the stops on the tour, which was held on June 9-10. She is a soprano for the Dallas Opera and owner, since 1976, of North Dallas Garden Design.
Patricia Burnett (MBA '91) has accepted a position at Ernst & Young in Dallas as a Senior Client Serving Associate in the Tax department. She is married to Jeff Burnett and has two children, John, age 13, and Will, age 11.
David M. Macesich (MBA '98) was promoted to Senior Vice President, Entertainment Finance at Showtime Networks Inc. in October 2006. He is a member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is a judge in the non-fiction series and non-fiction specials Emmy Awards, a member of Financial Executives International, the Air Force Association, and various finance and entertainment industry organizations as well as a representative of the Valley Glen, California City Council. Dave lives in Los Angeles.
Jessica Sharma Graham (BA '99) has joined the firm Sandbote, Waggoner & Zopolsky, P.C. as an associate in Dallas. Her primary focus is litigation.
Paul Slocum (BS '01) and Raychael Stine (BA '03) were listed in The Dallas Morning News' "Quick's Five To Watch: Artists on the Verge," as "promising young visual artists, each of whom has a solid local reputation or is on the verge of statewide or national recognition" (May 30, 2007). Raychael is currently represented by Road Agent and works for artist Richard Patterson in Dallas. Paul is the owner of And/Or Gallery on Bryan Street and founder of Treewave, an electronica band which uses old computer parts to make music. He'll have a solo show at Dunn and Brown Contemporary in Dallas in February 2008.
Amna Hasnain (BS '02) graduated in May with her MBA from SMU. She'll begin work in July with Texas Instruments in their Finance Development Program, where she'll rotate through four different departments over the next two years learning the business.