Where Are They Now - Volume XIV

We proudly recognize the achievements of our alumni as they accomplish wonderful things around the globe. Within each issue of Results!, you'll find a list of graduates who have made a difference in their communities and beyond. If you would like to be featured, please send us an e-mail.


Charles Brown
Denton, TX
'12 BS Development and Family Studies

Brown is in his second year as the Family and Consumer Science teacher at Gainesville High School. He teaches classes ranging from Humans Services to Culinary Arts. Brown has twice been awarded Top Cat (GHS Teacher of the Month), and has been recognized by the GISD School Board for growing the program. He is also the FCCLA, TAFE and Junior Class sponsor, and holds the position of PBIS co-chair and Site Based Committee member.


Whitney Gohlke
Denton, TX
'88 BS Education

Gohlke has been teaching for 17 years in Denton ISD in virtually all elementary grade levels. She currently teaches Reading Recovery at L.A. Nelson Elementary School. Gohlke was mentored by Maydell Matthews Laney, the daughter of James Carl Matthews, the namesake of Matthews Hall. Maydell, who passed away in 2005, “believed in me and pushed me to achieve much more than I ever thought that I could. She helped shape me into the teacher that I am,” Gohlke says.


Earlynn Lauer
Knoxville, TN
'14 MS Kinesiology

Lauer is currently in her first year at the University of Tennessee as a doctoral student in kinesiology with an emphasis in sport psychology and motor behavior. In her first year, she was nominated by the Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies (KRSS) department and awarded the J. Wallace and Katie Dean Fellowship. In addition, Lauer was nominated by the KRSS department for the Chancellor's Fellowship for the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and was awarded the fellowship in December 2014. The Chancellor's Fellowship is highly competitive and requires rigorous research and professional development obligations.


Mary Amanda (Mandy) Stewart
Denton, TX
'12 PhD Reading

Stewart is an assistant professor of Bilingual and ESL education at Texas Woman's University, where she was named a Chancellor's Research Fellow in 2014 and continues her research with bilingual adolescents at local high schools. She was also named an Emerging Leader in Education by Phi Delta Kappa Educators Association in 2013.


Richard E. Watts
Huntsville, TX
'94 PhD Counseling

Watts is a Texas State University System Regents Professor, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Doctoral Program in Counselor Education at SHSU. He has published extensively and presented invited keynote lectures and workshops in numerous international professional venues. Due to his scholarship and service activity, Watts has received numerous awards at national, state and university levels. He lives with his wife and son in Huntsville, Texas.


Annetta Ramsay
Denton, TX
'82 MS, '89 PhD Counseling

Ramsay works with the OpEd Project, a fellowship largely designed to bring female voices to the male-dominated realm of opinion writing, and was named an OpEd fellow in 2014 through Texas Woman's University. She is the founder and director of the Chrysalis Program, a Denton-based nonprofit specializing in treating eating disorders. READ MORE