Southwestern @ Georgetown
Volume 17 • Number 3
Alumni News & Notes
Local Association Update

The Association of Southwestern University Alumni recognizes that it may be difficult for alumni to return to Georgetown on a regular basis. Therefore, the ASUA brings Southwestern University to alumni by supporting

local associations in Dallas, Houston and Washington, D.C. Each local association sponsors between two and four events a year. Keep up to date on events in your area by visiting


The Dallas Association of Southwestern University Alumni is the newest local association for Southwestern. Five active alumni will serve as officers for the Dallas Association. The officers will hold their first meeting this summer and organize an event as early as September. Be sure to read this summer’s News from SU for updates.


The Houston Association of Southwestern University Alumni hosted “An Evening at the Alley” May 21. Alumni, parents and friends of Southwestern attended a pre-performance reception and a performance of Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution” at the Alley Theatre in downtown Houston. Libations were made possible courtesy of Steve ’63 and Patti Fairbend Raben ’65. Officers Connie Hinshaw Brown ’67, Sunday Walzel Coffman ’83, Tony Samuel ’98, Kami Hercules Guinn ’96, Sharon St. Lawrence Lemons ’62 and David Lemons ’63 were recognized for their dedication to the Houston Association. A new Houston Association board is being organized. Read News from SU to learn who your new officers are.

Washington, D.C.

The Washington, D.C., Association of Southwestern University Alumni held its first official event Tuesday, May 23, 2006. Alumni and friends of Southwestern joined for a pre-game happy hour event at Finn macCool’s Irish Publick House. At the happy hour event, Margaret Blair Fitzgerald ’01, president; Bethany Smith ’03, programming chair; Emily House ’02, membership chair; Rita C. Aguilar ’94, communications chair; and Tiffany Kebodeaux ’03, finance chair, were installed into office by Alumni Council Local Associations Chair George Cruz ’95. Following the happy hour, 25 D.C. Association members watched as Mike Stanton ’89 and his Washington Nationals teammates took on the Houston Astros at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.

Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Plan April Reunion

The Zeta Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at Southwestern University is celebrating 100 years of loyalty with a weekend of fun and sisterhood April 13-15, 2007. If you are an initiated member of Zeta Chapter and would like to be a part of this memorable weekend, please send your contact information to or contact Ebony Rose, Zeta ’99 at 512-863-1863. Don’t miss your chance to Reconnect, Relive and Remember. Please visit for more details.

Southwestern University Road Scholars
Fostering a liberal arts community

Southwestern University faculty hit the road to bring the Southwestern classroom to you.

Central Texas — Tuesday, September 12
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, November 14
Socorro, New Mexico — Saturday, December 9

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Aldersgate Day Celebrated

United Methodists from around Texas joined Southwestern University alumni May 24 in celebration of Aldersgate Day. This event observed the 268th anniversary of John Wesley’s “heart-warming” experience at a church on Aldersgate Street in London.

Coordinated by Henry Holloway ’50, the program included singing of Wesley hymns and presentations by Southwestern alumni.

Norman Spellmann ’49, professor emeritus of religion and philosophy, presented “Fathers in the Faith.” This lecture traced the procession of stained glass windows in the Lois Perkins Chapel depicting famous figures in the Christian, Protestant and Methodist traditions.

Ellsworth Peterson ’55, professor emeritus of music, presented “The Wesley Tradition of Church Music,” celebrating Wesleyan music and hymns. Charles Wesley, brother to John Wesley, penned many famous hymns such as “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” and “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.” This event marked the second Aldersgate Day Celebration held at Southwestern.

2006 Hall of Fame Inductees
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One of the three 2006 Hall of Fame inductees, Dr. H. David Medley ’48, poses with his children, Mary E. Medley ’74, Michelle, Charlotte and Christopher. David was recognized for his accomplishments on the Southwestern University basketball team and faithful dedication to Southwestern’s athletic programs. Also inducted were Rebecca Wilson Haughey ’89 and Bryan K. Neal ’82 for their successes in volleyball and baseball, respectively.