Alan Stephenson and Donna Gum were married on April 22, 2022, on what Alan described as a lovely day in the better-late-than-never department.
Greg Koch and José Ontiveros were married in the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego’s Balboa Park on July 4, 2021. Greg’s sister, Kadia Koch ’00 (MAT ’02) was a member of the wedding party. Alumni attending were Casey McClellan ’79 (MA ’80), who serenaded the couple at the wedding reception, plus Brandie Sellers ’95 and Taylor Marchman ’96. Greg now uses the name Greg Ontiveros Koch.
Sam Levin and Sheena Idelson were married on July 23, 2022, in Broomall, Pennsylvania. Several alumni family members and friends attended, as pictured. Left to right are the groom’s uncle and aunt Jeff Levin ’79 and Ginny Harleston ’79, Sam and Sheena, Jon Harris ’03 (MAT ’05), Jennifer Whetsel McDowell ’04 (MAT ’05), and Cory McDowell ’04.
Sara Giddings and Austin Miller were married on March 12, 2022, at Rockin’ Star Ranch in Brenham, Texas. Sara is an attorney and continues her practice.
Ann Huston married Landis Ehler of Fort Collins, Colorado, at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park on September 18, 2021. Ann’s Omega Zeta pledge sisters Kylee Rutledge and Kat Harrington ’08 were bridesmaids. Robert Likarish also attended the festivities. The bride and groom work for the National Park Service in Utah.
Alyssa Steed and Nathan Vinson were married on January 15, 2022, at United Presbyterian Church in Cleburne, Texas. Honorary attendants and guests included the bride’s Austin College roommate Mandy Rehling Waite and her JanTerm travel companion Lisa Simpson Emery. Alumni attendees included the bride’s great uncle and aunt Jack Hunnicutt ’51 and Alice George Hunnicutt ’54, uncle and aunt Jack Mealy ’77 and Laurie Steed Mealy ’77, uncle and aunt Eric Turner ’80 and Lisa Steed Turner ’80, and cousin Kathryn Turner ’08 with her husband Paul Rabek ’08.
Liz Webb and Danny Mullins were married on October 2, 2021, in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Liz and Danny met doing community theatre in the Raleigh area, cast as love interests in a show called Isn’t It Romantic. Liz works as a Data Manager in the Admissions Office at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and Danny is an employment and education lawyer in Raleigh. They live in Durham with their dog Kodi.
Katie Masucci and Star Walker were married on May 1, 2022, at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. ’Roo bridesmaids were Katie Deeds Holland ’06 and Natasha Patel. Star is a mechanical engineer, and the couple lives in Plano, Texas.
Kim Cook and Lauren Chapman were married on April 2, 2022. Kim did not change her name but the couple is known as the Chapman family. Kim owns several businesses, mostly in marketing, and Lauren owns a custom steel fabrication business.
Adam Phillips and Gabe Sanders were married on November 13, 2021, in Dallas with many friends attending. Jordan Dugger ’08 officiated and Aparna Jassar and Blake Barnes were Adam’s best woman and best man. Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and worked as a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas for more than five years. (That’s also where he met his husband, who is also a nurse.) Adam completed a master’s degree in Nursing as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in December 2022. He is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with UT Southwestern Medical Center and works at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. The Phillips-Sanders couple hopes to continue to live in Dallas.
Alex Martinez and Noelle Low ’17 (MAT ’18) were married on July 30, 2022, at The Hall of State in Dallas, Texas. ’Roos attending included Nicholas Low ’11, Seth Torres ’12, Eddie Scaggs ’15, Matthew Galvan ’15, Christian Thomas ’15, Macey Blakley ’17, Daniel Crowe ’18, Justin McMath attendee of ’16, and Allison Martinez—attendee of ’22. The couple lives in Richardson with three chiweenie dogs. Noelle is a Theatre teacher at High Point Academy, and Alex is a District Manager for Valet Living.
Ana Maria Rea and James Ventre were married in January 2020. She was promoted in 2022 as head of the Department of Advocacy at RAICES, an immigrants rights nonprofit organization.
Emma Thornbush and Michael Suresh were married on November 6, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. Both are graduate students at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. ’Roos in the wedding were Richard Reyes, Thomas Yuan, Yasmin Davidson, and Imran Blackall ’20. The couple is now Emma and Michael Thornbush-Suresh.
Zoe Rice (MAT ’21) and Paola Matus were married on November 6, 2021. The couple lives in Forney, Texas. Paola is an Audio Engineer working for Showtech, and Zoe is an Orchestra Director at Rockwall-Heath High School. The two have created a new name for their family: Rheus.