Class Notes: 1990s
Laura M. (Sanchez) Ramirez, B.A. Communication Arts
, after a long career in journalism and communications and upon achieving a MA in Print Journalism and working for various media outlets (The Herald, El Nuevo, Sun-Sentinal, Vanidades, Harper's Bazaar, BBC Radio Miami Bureau, and Miami Dade College Media Relations), last year she embarked in what she believe is her true calling: education. She is currently teaching Advertising Copywriting, Public Relations & Promotion, Developmental English and Writing for Interactive Media at MIU. Laura is preparing to pursue a PhD now that her girls are going to college.
Jacinth Spivey, B.A. Business Management
, is the author of the recently published book titled “A Lady we Called Mother” – a tribute to the life of an outstanding Christian lady named Isabel Morgan. Jacinth works as a Human Resource Specialist for the Air Force Personnel Center in Randolph, Texas. She is married and has two children.
Deborah Smith Havighorst, M.S. Sports Administration
, was named Executive Director of the PSC Foundation at Prairie State College (IL).
Dave Welsh, M.S. Sports Administration
, is the Director of Ticket Operations at the University of Houston (TX).
Ben Bobillo, B.A. Political Science ’91 and M.S. Management ’93
, joined the St Thomas University Alumni Advisory Council
Carlos Boothby, M.S. Sports Administration
, is the Athletic Director at St. Stephen’s Episocal School (FL).
Robert Christman, M.S. Mental Health Counseling
, is starting his 12th year as full time Human Service faculty member at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY.
Dave O’Connor, M.S. Sports Administration,
is now the Key Account Manager for New Balance where he is responsible for running their Sears business.
Joe Cimino, B.A. Sports Administration ’88 and M.S. Management ’92,
Head Equipment Manager for the Miami Dolphins, was recently awarded with the Whitey Zimmerman Award as the NFL Equipment Manager of the Year.
Wayne Stofsky, M.S. Sports Administration,
was recently named the Head Baseball Coach at Cooper City High School in Cooper City, FL.
Dr. Brian Thornburg, M.S. Management,
was recently selected as one of the most innovative pediatricians in the country by Parents Magazine
. He heads up Thornburg Pediatrics, a concierge pediatric practice, with his wife Dr. Helen Thornburg.
Blake James, M.S. Sports Administration, was hired as the new Director of Athletics at the University of Miami. He had served as Interim Director of Athletics since October 2012. Blake and his wife Kelly have two children, Haley and Ryan.
Marvin Julich Jr., M.S. Sports Administration,
was named the Sr. Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs for Samford University Athletics.
Michael Kelly, M.S. Sports Administration,
is the COO of the new college football playoff and national championship game at the Bowl Championship Series headquartered in Dallas, TX. He was previously Senior Associate Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
John Hayek, M.S. Sports Administration,
is the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff for Academic Affairs for the University of Texas System.
Anthony Hunt, B.A. Sports Administration
, was promoted to the Director of Pro Scouting with the Miami Dolphins.
Roberto Alcalde, MBA Business Administration ’98, BA Public Administration ’96
was named Commercial Program Director for Cable & Wireless Communications in the Caribbean. Roberto is responsible for broadband, data, voice products and infrastructure from concept, through business case creation, deployment and post investment review.
Adam Simon, B.A. Sports Administration
, has been named the general manager of the Sioux Falls Skyforce (SD), the NBADL afﬁliate of the Miami Heat. Simon will also retain his role as the director of player personnel for the Miami Heat.
Sean Todd, M.S. Sports Administration
, is the new Director of Football Operations at Florida International University.
Matt Hagood, M.S. Sports Administration,
recently accepted a job at Florida International University in Miami as the Director of Digital Media Services.
Daniel A. Rosemond, M.S. Management,
has joined the management team at the City of Hallandale Beach. He was previously Assistant City Manager for the City of Miami Gardens.
Jorge Pena, B.A. Criminal Justice and 2006, M.S. Management with a certificate in Criminal Justice,
has been serving in law enforcement for the past 16 years and was recently promoted to the position of Police Lieutenant for the Department of Financial Services/Division of Insurance Fraud in its Miami office. He started in law enforcement with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Police Department as School Resource Officer and later as Acting Sergeant.
David Jandrew, M.S. Sports Administration
, is the Director of Operations for the Piedmont Educational Foundational/Bears Club at Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC).