We hope you enjoy reading all the latest personal and professional updates from our BIC alumni. We post these updates once each year, usually during the spring semester. We also post various alumni interviews throughout the year. If you would like to contribute an update for a future post, please email us at BIC@baylor.edu. Enjoy!
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Amanda Sekour (’99) is getting married this year to her British fiancé, Laurence Hebson. They live in Austin with her three children. Amanda now teaches ESL at the University of Texas for the International Office.
John-Paul Hayworth (’01) earned a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in 2003. He currently lives in Washington, D.C. and was most recently the Manager of Federal Affairs and Senior Policy Analyst in the Executive Office of Mayor Vincent C. Gray. He is currently in his first term of office as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in the Petworth Neighborhood. He is heavily involved in the community through mentorship programs, issues facing asylum seekers and LGBT Affairs. He is the President of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, one of the oldest and largest men’s choruses in the country.
Becky Oberg (’01) earned her BA in Journalism in 2001. A devastating diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder has not kept her down. She is an award-winning blogger for HealthyPlace.com, the nation’s largest mental health consumer website, and runs a successful freelance writing business in Indianapolis. She is currently studying Arabic and working on a murder mystery novel.
Lori Pampell Clark (’02) works as a Principal Transportation Planner at the North Central Texas Council of Governments, overseeing implementation of projects & programs that reduce transportation-related air pollutants.
Emily Nicholson (’03) and husband Rob Simcox welcomed son Robert J. Simcox IV in January of this year. Emily is the Campaign Director for the Newseum in Washington, D.C. They live in Arlington, Virginia.
Julie Smith (’03) completed her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration at Baylor in 2009. After working at the college level for 3 years, she returned to the classroom to teach Teen Leadership at J. Frank Dobie High School in Pasadena, Texas. She will be marrying Wesley Bennett on July 4, 2015 in Houston, Texas.
Kristina Bradford (’04) recently completed a Masters of Science in Ethics and Public Policy at Suffolk University in Boston. She is currently working at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine as a Program Manager for Tuberculosis Projects. She also participates in policy initiatives and lobbying efforts combatting slavery and human trafficking both domestically and internationally.
Kenneth Wolfe (’04) and his wife, Teresa Wolfe (’04), bring investors together to purchase apartment buildings. As of now they are principals in 1199 multi-family units and recently bought their first property outside of Texas! They closed on Cheyenne Vista Apartments (190 units) in Colorado Springs, CO; that same day they also closed on The Oaks at Jane Lane (109 units) in Haltom City, TX. You can find them on the web at www.wolfe-re.com. Kenneth was recently interviewed by Old Capital Lending, and you can listen to the interview at their podcast.
Jillian (Law) Bergman (’05) was promoted to Senior Manager at Holtzman Partners, LLP in October 2014. After graduating with her Masters of Accountancy from Baylor in 2006, she spent two years working in audit for Deloitte in Houston before moving to Austin, TX to marry her husband Don and join Holtzman Partners, a smaller public accounting firm with a focus on the Austin market. Jillian performs audit and advisory services for both public and private companies, assists clients with M&A due diligence, and advises clients with technical accounting issues. She is actively involved in the firm’s Women’s Initiative and Wellness Committee, and is a Board member of Austin Habitat Young Professionals. Jillian and Don have two kids, Madison (4) and Levi (2). Continue reading