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McMurry Physics Alumni


Note to Alumni: Our students would like to know what they might do with a physics degree from McMurry. Please let us know what types of jobs you have had. You might also consider contributing to the education of current students by giving a talk in our series "What did I do with my physics degree?" and/or via the Science and Math Advisory Board
Please also see our Student Page for the Alumni-to-be.

Sorted alphabetically by year of Graduation

  
          
Name:  Grad
Date
Post-McM Adventures: Latest
Update
 

Richard Garcia 

 
 

5/15 

Graduate School, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M, College Station 

 
5/15
 

Jacob Howdeshell 

 
 
 
5/15 
 
 
5/15 
 

Heath Koop

 
 
 
5/14

Consultant at Robo6k, Austin TX


 
 5/15
 
 

Ben Sherwood 

 
 
 
 5/13
 
Marine Support Engineer at Noble Drilling
Missouri City, Texas
 
7/14

 
 
 

Alistair Adams 

 
 
12/12

C-130 Engine Maintenance Instructor at United States Air Force

 
2/13
 

Jared Land

 
 
12/12
 
 
12/12
 

Daniel Zipprian 

 
 
 
5/12 
 
works with sensors for pipe testing for a pipeline company in Houston area 
  
10/13 
 

Sheharyar Khan 

 
 
 
12/11 
 
Teacher and Coach at Mesquite ISD
 
  5/12 
  

 

Jeremiah Land 

 
 
12/11
 
Computer Network Specialist, New Mexico  
 
7/12 
 

Michael Herriage

 
 
5/11

Consultant at Quorum Business Solutions

worked as Physics Teacher, Quinlan Independent School District, Quinlan TX 
 
7/14
 

Tylar Murray 

 
 
5/11
 
 
 5/14 
 

Jeanette Schofield

 
 
5/11 
 
Programmer for WolfePak Software

worked as Administrative Assistant for Lauren Engineers, Abilene TX
 
10/14
 

Aaron Ward 

 
 
5/11 

 Meteorologist, NWS Weather Forecast Office Rapid City, SD
 
[South Dakota School of Mines and Technology MS in Atmospheric Science ]
 
5/15 
 

Austin Wegner 

 
 
5/11 
 
High School STEM teacher, Midland Independent School District, Midland TX  
 
10/14 
 

 Todd Neer

 
 
5/10

Enterprise Business Services Manager

at Whataburger, San Antonio
 
3/13
 
 
12/08
Senior Production Supervisor at Peerless Mfg. Co, Denton TX
 
worked as Manufacturing Engineer at

[MS in Mechanical Engineering from
Texas Tech University]
  5/15

Dustin Brown

 
 
5/08

Distribution Technology Manager at CoServ

Dallas/Fort Worth

worked as Electrical Engineer for CoServ Electric in Corinth, TX

 
1/11
 

Kendra McBride Hanfeld

 
 
5/08
 
Project Engineer,
 
graduated from Texas Tech University, Civil Engineering
 
3/10
 

Tyler McCracken

 
 
5/08
 
Postdoctoral associate developing astronomical instrumentation for exoplanet searches at Yale University
 
New Mexico Tech University Graduate School in Astrophysics,
 
** Alumni-Lecture 10/26/2012 **
 
05/13
 

Aaron Ramos

 
 
5/08

Engineer at Transportation Technology Center, Inc

Colorado Springs, CO

 
 5/15
 
 

Rusty Stogsdill

 
 
 
5/08
 
Prosthetic Technician at Austin Prosthetic Center, Austin TX
 
 5/08
 

   

Geoff Colburn

 
 
 
12/07

Software Engineer at Demand Media

Graduate  School, Texas State University, San Marcos
 
2/08
 

Karen Brown

 
 
5/07

 
8/07
 

Chris Cumby

 
 
5/07
 
works for ND White Engineering
[MS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University]
 
2/10
 

Adam Davidson

 
 
5/07
 
works for Oil Company in Midland
[MS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University]
 
4/15
 

John Garza

 
 
5/07

Controls Specialist at LGE&KU,

Louisville KY

 
5/15
 
 

Joseph Glover

 
 
5/07
 
Cloud Technical Account Manager at Amazon Web Services, Dallas TX
[MS in Geospacial Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas]
 
5/15
 

Kirk McGinty

 
 
5/07

Microdeformation Analyst for Halliburton

worked for Pinnacle Inc,
 
Houston TX
 
 9/07
 

James Walsh

 
 
 
5/07
 
Purdue University Graduate school in biophysics
 
9/07
 

Michael Foret

 
 
5/06
 
works in San Antonio
[MS in Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio]
 
7/12
 

Chad Mikulec

 
 
5/06
 
works at Luminant, Dallas TX
 
[MS in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University]
 
5/06
 

Tim Renner

 
 
5/06

Data Scientist at Intersys Consulting, Inc.,

Austin TX

 
[Ph.D in theoretical physics, Baylor University]
 
5/15
 

Bonnie Schneider

 
 
5/06
 
Science Teacher, Cabrini High School, New Orleans LA
 
7/12
 

Jed Taylor

 

 
5/06

Leasing Manager at Taylor Investments


[MS in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University]
 
7/12
 

Tony Williams

 
 
 
5/05
 
Texas Tech Physics Graduate School
 
 5/05
 

Ryan Henderson

 
 
5/04
 
Texas Tech Physics Graduate School
 
5/05
 

Steve Slampa

 
 
5/03
 
Process Development Engineer, Novati Technologies Inc, Austin TX
 
worked at Qiryat Gat, Israel until summer 2010.
[
MS TTU]
 
 5/15
 

Carlton Thomas

 
 
12/02
 
works in Dallas
 
4/06
 

Dennis Conner

 
 
5/02 
 
Physics Graduate Program at University of Arizona, Tucson
 
1/04
 

Weldon Bailey

 
 
5/01 
 
Software Developer for Innovative Signal Analysis
[MS Rice Univ]
** Alumni-Lecture 11/11/05 **
 
11/05
 

Randall Hollas

 
 
5/01 

Athletic Director at The Woodlands Christian Academy,

 
7/5/02
 

Jill Bowden

 

 
12/00 
 
Medical Claims Rep Progressive Insurance Co, Abilene, TX
** Alumni-Lecture 11/2/04 **
 
11/04
 

Jason Mosley

 
 
5/99 
 
Internship at AMD through Texas Tech Graduate Program
 
12/01
 

Clayton Stevenson

 

 
5/99 
 
works in the DLP group at Texas Instruments.
[MS in Semiconductor Products Engineering from TTU]
 
 9/02
 

Court Allen Arning

 
 
12/98 
 
[MS in Semiconductor Products Engineering from TTU]
** Alumni-Lecture 12/7/01 **
 
12/01
 

Brian Lee Maddox

 
 
5/98 
 
3/2 program transfer (5/1994)
Graduated via Tex Tech (5/1998)
 
3/00
 

Mario Pavlovic

 

 
5/97 
 
works for Boeing in the antennae division.
[MS in EE from Kansas]
 
 3/01
 

 John Hurt

 
 
1995
 
owner/manager
Lunenburg Landscapes 
 
5/15 
 

David Adamson 

 
 
 
1989 
 
retired from high school math and science teaching, Palinview TX 
 
7/12 
 

Richard Nason 

 
 
 
1983
 
Partner at RSD Solutions, Associate Professor of Finance at Dalhousie University, Halifax Canada
 
[MS in Physics from University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D in Finance from University of Western Ontario]
**Alumni-Lecture 10/2011**
   
7/12
 

 Chuck Bell

 
 
 
1978 
 
Physics Teacher, Science
Upper School Head
Trinity School of Midland, Mindland TX 
 
[M.S. Vanderbilt Universtiy]
 
4/14 
 
 

 Danny Reynolds

 
 
 
1976 
 
Owner of Reynolds Manufacturing Corporation, Abilene TX 
 
 7/12 
 

David Grider

 
 
 
1975
 
works on SiC Power Device technology at Cree, Inc. [Ph.D]
 
3/06
 

Tom Helm

 
 
 
1973
 
retired
former Senior Process Engineer for JSI-Microelectronics, a subcontractor to DMEA.
** Alumni-Lecture 10/3/13 **
 
10/13
 

 James Pinson

 
 
 
1973 
 
Senior Software Engineer at LPI 
 
5/15 
 
 

Lynn Caton 

 
 
 
1972 

Process Engineer at DRS

 
 5/15
 

Melvin Griffin 

 
 
 
1972 
 
visited for 50th Physics Department Anniversary
 
7/12 
 

David Hammond

 
 
 
1972
 
retired
former Medical Physicist, Edwards Cancer Center
** Alumni-Lecture 2/25/05 **
** Tour Host (Moncrief Cancer Center) 4/05 **
 
4/15
 

Adrian (A.K.) King
 

 

 
1972
 
 
Passed away
 
  

Glenn Light

 
 
1972
 
Southwest Research Institute
**T
our of Southwest Research Institute 3/15**
 
 3/15
 

Dick Richardson

 
 
 
1971
 
Senior Staff Aeronautical Engineer, F-16 Flight Test Modifications, Flight Test Engineering Operations, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Ft Worth TX
** Tour Host (Lockheed-Martin) **
 
 7/12
 

Larry Conlee

 
 
 
1971
 
retired
former Chief Operating Officer of Engineering and Manufacturing at Research in Motion,
**Alumni Lecture 10/13**
 
10/13
 

Flavio Veiga

 

 
1970
 
Presidente do Circulo Dos Profissionais De Vandas and Sales and Marketing VP for Profiles Basil, the Portuguese version of Profiles International, Inc. 
 
7/12
 

Bill LeBus

 

 
1967
 
EBAY Obi-Wan Kenobi
 
 2004


 

David Miller

 
 
 
1967
 
Supply Officer, USN retired
Aviation Business
 
 3/13


 

Roger Ward

 

 
1967
 
retired President of Quartzdyne, Inc.
** Alumni-Lecture 10/13/05 **
 
10/13
 

Jerry Ivey 

 
 
 
1965 
 
retired from Verizon 
 
5/15 
 

 Bob Seago

 
 
 
1963 

 

retired engineer from “Bell Helicopter”

Professional Photography by Bob Seago, Creede CO, visited for 50th Physics Department Anniversary
 
10/13 
 
 

 Charles A. Adams

 
 
 
1962
 
retired from Hewlett-Packard/Agilent Technologies
 
 
10/09 
 

Canon Bradley

 
 
 
1962
 
Owner at Bradley Consulting

 


  semi-      annual       contact
 

Jerald Lee

 
 
 
1961
 
retired from DuPont - Engineering Physics Group
[Ph.D. Ohio University]
 
passed away 08/16/2013
 

Van E. Neie 

 
 1961 retired Professor of Physics Education, [Ph.D. Florida State University]    10/14
 

Charles Curb

 
 
 
1960
 
Owner/Operator Paradise Regain'd Antiques; Writer; Speaker
** Alumni-Lecture 03/2012 **
 
7/12
 

Girvin Harkins

 
 
 
1960
 
retired from Hewlett-Packard,
McMurry Trustee
[Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1964]
McMurry Distinguished Alumnus
 
10/14
 

 Gerald Smith

 
 
 
1960 
 
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Richland College,
visited for 50th Physics Department Anniversary
 
6/13 
 
 
          
Graduates we haven't heard from...
 
2000
 
Jeniffer  Hebert
 1997
 
William McGinnis 
1995
 
Randall Farmer
1977
Kerry Hibbits
1974
David Cooke, Robert Polvado
1973
John Cole
1971
Rodney Heathcott
1970
Dick Ang, William Goosby, James Stevens
1967
Tommy Cook
1966
Truett Austin
1965
Charles N. Adams, Richard Sherrill
1964
Tom Howle, Gerald Montgomery
1963
Jerry Leach, Kelley Scott
1961
James Dennis, Levere Wilson
1960
Jack Barnes, David Neil Warner Jr.
 
 Recent Graduates with a Minor in Physics
 
 
 Brittany Houghton 5/15  5/15 
Cody Langston  12/12  12/12 
Mike Luvaul 5/11 Computer Scientist at SPAWAR
7/12
Grayson Lee 2008 Accounting and Reporting Associate at uShip.com
7/12
Dean Webber 5/06 Teaching Music 9/07
Timothy Rackler 5/04 Naval boot camp - technical training on submarines 1/12/05
Thomas Grimstad 5/05 Teaches high school physics at Birdville High School in North Richland Hills, TX 8/06
Jacob Taylor 5/02 Teaching High School Math and Physics in Virginia 7/06
Kirk McVey 5/99 Developmental Math Tutor, College of the Mainland 1/18/05
Sarah (Martin) Meyer 5/98 Works on mathematical modelling of engineering problems at Applied Research Associates 12/18/02
Shelley Wells 5/96 Instructor for Mission Management Operators for the Space Based Infrared Satellite program, a missile defense project at Lockheed Martin 7/25/05
 
 

Please email Dr. Keith or Dr. Bykov with news and updates of your success.  

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