John D. Moseley Jr. and Alice Ruth Butler were married in Malakoff, Texas, on April 12, 2021. The two have shared their lives for over 40 years, including in teaching careers at Dallas College North Lake Campus in Irving, Texas, where Alice had been Director of Theatre since 1977 and John had been teaching nearly all of those years. Now retired, the two are finally free of the college’s nepotism rule that had hindered them—and they are happily married at last! They selected their wedding date quite deliberately, as 80 years earlier on April 12, 1941, in Austin, Texas, had been the wedding day of John’s parents, John D. Moseley and Sara Bernice Honea (later to become President and first lady of Austin College, 1953-1978).
Allison Harris and Todd Graves ’99 were married June 17, 2021, in the Manor House Garden at Mo-Ranch in Hunt, Texas. Dr. Sarah Demarest Allen ’03 officiated. The wedding party included only flower girls and a ring bearer; flowers girls were Lila, daughter of Sarah ’03 and Cameron Allen ’04; Olivia, daughter of Monica Lind Martin; Claire and Riley, daughters of Holly Ramsey Blaydes and Patrick Blaydes, and ring bearer, nephew Elliott Williams. Allison is Vice President of Development at Mo-Ranch, and Todd is Senior Technical Architect at University of Texas at Austin. The couple lives in Austin.
Carly Fagnant and Joshua Chanin were married at Austin College on November 22, 2020, in Clifford J. Grum Sanctuary of Wynne Chapel. College Chaplain John Williams ’84 was the officiant, and Liberty Chanin ’23 and Parker Adams made up the wedding party. Scotty McCollum ’15 and Moises Duran attended the reception.
Katie Barber and Jeremy Swisher ’16 were married May 23, 2021, after meeting in 2014 at Austin College. Many ’Roos were in attendance, notably, Katie’s parents, Bill ’89 and Sandy Richards Barber ’90, who also met at Austin College and recently celebrated 31 years of marriage. ’Roos in the bridal party included maid of honor and sister of the bride Jessica Barber ’16 (MAT ’17); bridesmaids Presleigh Watson and Shannon McKelvie; best man Stephen Igbinosa, and groomsmen Andres Rivera and Kameron Hill ’20. Katie and Jeremy met at the ping pong table in Wright Campus Center so a ping pong tournament at the wedding seemed appropriate. After graduation, Katie earned her MBA and master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and now works in the corporate world as an Organizational Development Specialist. Jeremy attended Texas A&M College of Medicine, graduating a day before the wedding. The couple has moved to North Carolina, where Jeremy is a Resident Physician at Wake Forest University, specializing in Primary Care Sports Medicine. Katie is working remotely.
Morgan Anderson (MAT ’20) and RJ Melton ’18 (MAT ’19) were married May 8, 2021, at the Rock Barn in Henrietta, Texas. They live in Abilene, Texas, where RJ is a football coach and Athletic Admissions Counselor at Hardin Simmons University, and Morgan is an elementary teacher in Merkel ISD. The wedding party included Shane Brooks ’18, Kylie Menocal Brooks ’18, Eric Summerlin ’19, Ben Moran ’19, and Jenny Glosser ’19 (MAT ’20).
Yasmin Renteria and John Davidson were married September 4, 2021, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas. John and Yasmin first met as Austin College freshmen in their C/I course “The Great War” with Dr. Hunt Tooley. The friendship developed further when they found they were both members of the Catholic Student Association. Though John transferred to The University of Texas at Dallas in the spring of his sophomore year, love had bloomed, and their relationship only grew. Yasmin and John made amazing friends at Austin College so as their love continued to grow, so did the friendships. Yasmin and Amanda Bernal were roommates for four years, and Thomas Yuan was John’s roommate. Special friends from the Class of 2019 made up their wedding party, including Michael Suresh, Richard Reyes, Thomas Yuan, Emma Thornburg, and Amanda Bernal. Imran Blackall ’20 was an usher.
Yasmin Renteria ’19 found her husband, John Davidson ’19, and dear friends at Austin College. “We all love each other very much,” she said, “and are rooting for each other as we all pursue our endeavors—even though some of us are hundreds of miles apart.”