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Robert Wetzel (BA ’79) is part of the classical guitar duo Odeum Guitar Dou. Since 1991, Wetzel has been performing with Fred Benedetti, the second half of Odeum Guitar Dou. Their first CD was named best independently produced guitar CD for 2000 by Acoustic Guitar magazine. Wetzel also teaches guitar at the university level and in a community education setting.

Angie Chen Button (MS ’80) defeated Sandra Phuong VuLe and Philip M. White (BS '07) in the recent election for Texas House, representing District 112 which covers Richardson and Garland. Button stressed strengthening higher education, particularly working to elevate UT Dallas to Tier One status.

Sue Cartwright
(MS ’80) is the 2008 recipient of the GISD Foundation Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumni award, class of 1973. Sue was one of four National Educator/Teachers as Teacher of the year for 2007.  In her thirty years in education she has taught in Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, and Germany.

James Goode (MS ’81) has been reelected to The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) of Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD which is an organization that serves local Texas school districts. Goode has served on his local board nine years and is vice-president of engineering with applied Data Sciences.

Michael Burgess (MS ’00) is the Republican incumbent for the 26th U.S. Congressional District. He has also worked as a physician of obstetrics and gynecology in Denton County for more than 21 years and currently resides in Lewisville.

Mine Ozer (PhD ’06) will offer the fourth presentation of the fall Economics and Business Division Faculty Seminar Series at the State University College at Oneonta. Mine is an assistant professor of Management who joined the college faculty in 2006. She also has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in political science from Bilkent University in Turkey.

Charles “Chuck” Sanna (MSEE ‘07) is a product marketing engineer with high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs) at Texas Instruments.


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