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Cindy Torres Marolt (B.S. '80) has sold a total of six mystery suspense books in auction to Avon HarperCollins, writing under the pen name of Jordan Dane. Three titles in her debut series—No One Heard Her Scream, No One Left to Tell, and No One Lives Forever—will be released back-to-back from April through June 2008, with more books to follow in 2009. These books have recently sold into the Doubleday, Mystery Guild and Rhapsody Book Clubs. Blackstone Audio has purchased audio rights. German foreign rights were sold to Blanvalet, a division of Random House. For more information, visit www.jordandane.com.
Muriel Hsiung (M.A. '81) was featured in the Dallas Morning News February 22, 2008, article, "Making it in Texas—Treating Clients with Heart," for her work as an Asian realtor serving primarily Asian clientele. She is a top-producing agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
Daniel McAuliffe (B.S. '81) was hired by the Allen Group in 2005 to manage the company’s Dallas-based projects, and named president of the Allen Group’s Texas operations, Allen Development of Texas, in 2007. He oversees the development of the Dallas Logistics Hub, a site of 6,000 acres in southern Dallas County that will eventually encompass more than 60 million square feet of industrial, office and retail space.
Bonnie Cooper (Ph.D. '92) was recently invited to join Japan's Selene/Kaguya mission science team of the Lunar Radar Sound instrument, which is currently in orbit around the moon. She earned her doctorate in geophysics at UTD and has also taken additional graduate level courses studying digital radar fundamentals. She currently works under a subcontract arrangement with Oceaneering Space Systems at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, supporting the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate.
Anna Manning (M.S. '92, M.B.A. '92) just published Weight Loss: A Quick Reference Guide. She specializes in coaching overweight professionals who feel that their weight holds them back in their careers or their personal lives, and she uses the techniques in the book to help facilitate a change in the way her clients think about food. Her new web site is www.idealweightcoach.com.
Connie Schroeder (B.S. '92) was recently promoted to vice president/controller of the Staubach Company in Southwest Corporate Services. She is a certified public accountant with over 19 years of experience in accounting and reporting systems.
Daniel A. Parry (B.S. '93, MBA '97) co-founded Exeter Finance Corporation, an Irving, Texas-based finance company, in 2006. In February, the company closed on a $60 million investment with Navigation Capital and Goldman Sachs to expand nationwide.
Von Howard Ebron (M.S. '00, D.C.H.M. '02) was named one of the "12 People You Need To Know" in the Springfield Business Journal in December 2007. He works for Crosslink, based in St. Louis, Missouri, as the technical lead for a project to develop self-detoxifying polymer coating systems for chemical and biological warfare agents.
Netreia McNulty (B.A. '04) was recognized as the Advisor of the Year in February at the Big XII Conference on Black Student Government, held at Oklahoma State University. In her position as coordinator of student success and outreach at the UT Dallas Multicultural Center, she is responsible for the Comet Stars program, which pairs younger students with older students who serve as mentors.
Christina Long (B.A. '05) currently works at Kenexa as an IT recruiter and volunteers her time as an advisor to the UT Dallas chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. She is currently training to participate in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 3 Day walk, which will be held in Dallas in November 2008, and she says that she's excited about "taking on this extra feat of walking in the 3 Day." Her web page on the Susan G. Komen site shares more information about her efforts.
Mark Richison (M.S. '05) recently scored in the Top 10 of all students taking the CPA exam in Texas. He says that his "education at UT Dallas made that milestone possible" and that his success "says a lot about the accounting program at UTD, as well as about the curriculum and staff."