AlumNow feature checks in with district graduates for update


Every week, the Hub’s AlumNow feature checks in with a district grad to see what they are up to now.

This week marks the 13th edition of AlumNow. Here is a recap of the AlumNow features that have run to date:

Darnna Banks, a theater arts student at Booker T. Washington High School, always loved science, but she never knew that her dream of being a doctor would take her so many miles from home;

SEM grad Thomas Jung helped found a technology startup that uses sensors and learning algorithms to assist first responders and athletes;

Carter grad Terrence Maiden has helped develop or lease nearly 300 million square feet of retail over his impressive career;

Carter grad Tim Maiden, who is Terrence Maiden’s twin brother, is a Senior Vice President and Community Leader at Frost Bank for the southern sector of Dallas;

For School of Science and Engineering alum Larry Tyler, lessons learned at Townview helped him carve out a career in the mortgage industry;

Townview grad Matt Houston used what he learned from the Big “D” Band to help build businesses;

Malcolm Hornsby, who graduated the Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services, is living his dream as a multi-media journalist;

Skyline grad Julissa Marmolejo is changing lives through education at Burnet Elementary;

Hillcrest grad Jefferson Stein is a young, up-and-coming director who is generating buzz in the world of indie films and commercials;

Michele Bobadilla has traveled a long way from her early days as a participant in the Pan American Student Forum while at Woodrow Wilson High School;

Carter grad Lorena Watson overcame incredible odds as a high school student who, in addition to being homeless her senior year, was searching for her place in the world;

Hillcrest alum Katherine Hall Jelliffe credits Teresa Oriabure, who taught her at Hillcrest, for helping put her on a path toward becoming a successful doctor;

Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services alum Stephanie L. Young serves as the Associate Communications Director for the White House.

If you are a Dallas ISD alum and would like to be considered for an AlumNow spotlight, please complete the questionnaire and submit along with a recent high-resolution headshot. We look forward to catching up with you and sharing your accomplishments.

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