Thank you, Alumni!

Last year, the LNT Alumni Committee approved charging nominal annual dues to support alumni engagement activities. Nearly half of our 200 alumni participated, giving us the opportunity to host the North Texas Delegation of Gubernatorial Appointees, a special LNT Alumni reception to the see the new DFW Airport Administration Building, and allowed us to share the incredible story of Justin Constantine, a U.S. Marine who survived a gun-shot wound to the head.

Please consider supporting the LNT Alumni Action Committee when you receive your 2017 dues statement.

Thank you to those who supported us in 2016!

Bruce Arfsten
Leslie Baker
Michael Bauer
Shannon Bettis
John Brookby
Ellen Buck
Dana Burghdoff
Fred Busche
Susan Campbell
Richard Casarez
Linda Christie
Gail Cooksey
Vanessa Copeland
Joe Cordina
Allen Corry
Armin Cruz
Andre’ Davidson
Corey Davison
Jean Dean
Laura DeFina
Joseph DeLeon
Scott Donaldson
Fran Eichorst
Jennifer Fadden
Susan Falvo
James Fisher
Jon Fortune
Michael Gallops
Allyn Giles
Bruce Glasscock
Anne Glasscock
Joy Goodrum
Robin Gordon
Alan Greer
Lura Hammond
Susan Harris
Thomas Haster
Gregory Hirsch
Karen Hunt
Dena Jackson
Scott Jessen
Lucille Johnson
Amy Johnson
Leah King
Kate Livingston
Laura Maczka
Jill Magnuson
Kimberly Martin
Opal Mauldin Robertson
Mark McClendon
Brett McClung
Lori McMahon
Tracy Merzi
Jonathan Morrison
Rosa Navejar
Robert Nickell, Jr.
Mark Pacheco
Bruce Payne
Greg Porter
Ken Reeves
Eddie Reyes
Kristin Reznicek
Michelle Riddell
Gary Roden
Ron Ruthven
Stephen Seidel
David Setzer
Howard Slobodin
Suzanne Smith
T.D. Smyers
Charlene Stark
Harold Strong
John Terrell,
Ben Thatcher
Lisa Thierry
Allison Thompson
Sandee Treptow
Vicki Truitt
Barbara Walker
Gary Walker
Autry Warren
Laura Wheat,
Mitch Whitten
Marty Wieder
Kathy Wilkins
Julie Wilson
Christina Wood
Jake Yarbrough
Patsy Youngs
Karen Zahaluk

Recap | LNT Class 8 Welcome Reception

Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell 

Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell 

The Leadership North Texas Alumni welcomed the members of LNT Class 8 on August 17 at the annual class kick-off reception. This year, the program did more than introduce the new class to alumni and their fellow class members, but a keynote speaker was added to the program for the alumni.

Paul Quinn College, under the direction of President Michael Sorrell, has experienced phenomenal growth. When he took helm, he transformed the college into a “new urban college” with enrollment up 190 percent after falling to a low of just 125 students. The goal is to grow enrollment to 1,500 students.

“Dallas deserves a great small college,” said President Sorrell. “I saw in Paul Quinn a community that needed a win.”

President Sorrell spoke to alumni about how he came into his role at Paul Quinn College.

“Nine years ago I was driving down the freeway, about to buy a basketball team in Memphis. And I got a call offering me the job as president of Paul Quinn College. Mind you I didn’t know anything about being an educator or an administrator. But I saw something in Paul Quinn. It produced people who have helped me along the way.”

Another notable change he made to the campus was turning the football field into a farm, producing fresh food for nearby residents in the middle of a food desert.

“We focused on what we DID have, not what we didn’t have. It was then that amazing things started to happen.”

This year, members of LNT Class 8 will visit Paul Quinn College for the Education and Workforce day. Click here to learn more about Paul Quinn College.