Alumni in the News

Catherine Ann Jones- The Way of Story (BFA, Drama, 1965)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

is an award-winning writer whose films include The Christmas Wife (Jason Robards), Unlikely Angel (Dolly Parton), Angel Passing (Hume Cronyn, Calista Flockhart) which screened at Sundance and went on to win fifteen awards, and the TV series, Touched by an Angel. Her book, The Way of Story, is required for NYU writing programs, Ms. Jones will be in Austin giving a talk and a workshop through Reel Women on May 20-23 for all levels and all forms of narrative, focusing on writing for Hollywood and independent films.

Jen Lutringer (B.F.A. '01)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Theatre Arts Teacher at North Richland Hills Middle School named Teacher of the Year.

Robert Schenkkan's (B.A., Drama, '75)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

play, BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON, will open in LA at the Geffen Theatre on Nov 5. He has been commissioned to write a new play for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of their “American History Project”, and to adapt Linda Sue Park’s, A SINGLE SHARD, for the Seattle Children’s Theatre Co. Most recently he workshopped a new musical, A NIGHT AT THE ALHAMBRA CAFE at the Krannert Center. The miniseries he wrote for A&E, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, is nominated for six Emmys including “Best Miniseries.” Robert also wrote four episodes on the HBO/Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg miniseries, THE PACIFIC, airing in 2010. Currently, Robert is writing a film for SONY Pictures based on Xenophon’s “ANABASIS.” He also has films set up at Fox, Fox 2000, and with Pandemonium Pictures.

Tonya Larson

Saturday, June 21, 2008

(maiden name Bordeaux) 1996 B.A. in Theater, recently released her fitness DVD, “STEP PUMP/ Body-Mind-Spirit-Fit.” You can view clips of the DVD on

Kate Cullen Roberts (M.F.A. '07)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

appears in scene on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”. The episode titled “Betrayed” airs Sunday, June 22nd.

Alumnus Dock Jackson,

Saturday, March 8, 2008

director of parks and recreation for the City of Elgin and a current Bastrop City Council member, vies for seat on Bastrop County Commissioners Court.

Dink O'Neal (B.F.A. '84)

Monday, December 3, 2007

guest stars as the goofy father on Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place”. The episode entitled “Disenchanted Evening” originally aired on Nov. 9th.

David Rogers (B.F.A. in Lighting Technology, 1999)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

was recently promoted to Manager, Electronic Information Security Compliance at US Oncology, Inc. in the Houston area.