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Eva Chen (MA '87, MS '87) was recently interviewed by the New York Times Early Edition. Her interview, "Trained to Find a Way," appears in the December 14, 2008 issue. She has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Trend Micro, a company that produces anti virus software for computers, since 2005.
Lynn Dugle (MBA '87) was recently appointed president of Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS), effective Jan. 1, 2009. William H. Swanson, Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company, said that "Lynn brings tremendous strength in technology leadership, international expertise, mission assurance and operational excellence to her new role at IIS." Dugle's career began in 1982 as a program engineer at Texas Instruments, where she eventually was named vice president of quality for TI's Defense Systems and Electronics Group. Prior to joining Raytheon in April 2004, she held executive positions at ADC Telecommunications.
Robert O'Donnell (BA '87) is running for a vacant seat on the McKinney City Council in McKinney, Texas during a special election this month. The winner in the special election will serve as the City Council member for District 3 in McKinney. Robert helped found the McKinney Historic Neighborhood Association and currently serves as the chairman of the city's Board of Adjustments. He works as a court-appointed child advocate.
Barbara Imber Tucker (Ph.D. ’94) is Chair of the Department of History, Humanities and Political Science at Trident Technical College, the second largest two-year college in South Carolina.
Vance Reynolds (MBA '98)
was recently appointed chief executive officer of River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. “Vance is a seasoned health-care administrator and a dynamic leader,” said Hal Gage, chairman of the hospital’s local board. The medical center is managed by Community Health Systems Inc., the largest publicly traded hospital company in the United States.
Paul Tran (BA '03) was elected in December 2008 to the board of directors for Equality Texas. He founded the Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats and currently serves as a representative to the Young Democrats of America Site Selection Committee and the Texas Young Democrats' minority caucus chair. He is pursuing his doctorate in political science at UT Dallas.
Dr. Irvin E. Zeitler (MS '07) was named president of the Texas Medical Board by Governor Rick Perry in December 2008. His term will expire at the pleasure of the Governor. In addition to his service on the Texas Medical Board and numerous volunteer committments, Dr. Zeitler works as president of medical affairs at the Shannon Medical Center and as staff physician at the Shannon Senior Center, both in San Angelo, Texas.
Conrad Capili (BS '08) was selected in December 2008 to receive a Tweedie Scholarship from Alpha Epsilon Delta, the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society. He is a first year medical student at the Mayo Clinic.