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2006 Graduations

Texas CPM Graduation Held
on December 4, 2006 at the Texas State Capitol

Graduation Speech Delivered By Jack Martin, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Public Strategies Inc.—51 CPM Graduates from 5 Texas Universities Recognized


On December 4, 2006, the Texas CPM Program, which is offered by Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service, held its bi-annual CPM Graduation at the Texas State Capitol. Delivering the graduation speech was Mr. Jack Martin, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Public Strategies Inc. of Austin, Texas. Mr. Martin, a former Chairman of the Texas State University System Board of Regents spoke about the ways in which public managers can meet the leadership and management challenges of the 21st Century. Mr. Martin was introduced by the Honorable Charles Matthews current Chancellor of the Texas State University System.
One of the highlights of the graduation was the induction of 51 CPM graduates into the Texas CPM Society and the American Academy for Certified Public Managers (AACPM). The December 2006 CPM Graduation was very special, it featured the graduation of 21 CPM participants from the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. This was the first graduating CPM class for Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s CPM Program. The Director of the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi CPM Program is Professor Dan Jorgenson.
In addition to the induction of the CPM students, Mr. Jack Martin, the Graduation Speaker was presented with an Honorary CPM Diploma. Also honored at this CPM Graduation was Ms. Stephanie Brim, Manager of the City of Huntsville, Texas who received a national award given annually by the American Academy of Certified Public Managers (the Askew Award) for the best applied project in Texas.

Jack Martin (center) receiving his CPM Diploma from
Texas State University Chancellor Charles Matthews (left)
and CPM Program Director Dr. Howard R. Balanoff).
Stephanie Brim receiving the AACPM Askew Award from
Texas State University Chancellor Charles Matthews (left), Jack Martin (right),
and CPM Program Director Dr. Howard R. Balanoff).

After the graduation ceremony was concluded, a reception for the CPM graduates and their guests was held in the Capitol Grill at the Texas Capitol.

In addition to the 21 graduates of the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi CPM Program, the December 2006 graduates of the Texas CPM Program included 13 who graduated under the direction of Texas State University William P. Hobby Center for Public Service, 4 from the City of Houston CPM Program offered by Sam Houston State University, 8 from the CPM Program offered by the University of Texas at Arlington and 5 from Stephen F. Austin State University’s CPM Program.
A list of the December 2007 CPM Graduates is provided below by Program location.
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas

Susan Jo. Allen, Sylvia Arispe, Edna Jean Davis, Fred Ensinger, Lainey Gafford, Amy Gazin, Daniel Gallegos Jr., Reba George, C. David Hamrick, JoAnn Hooks, Lawrence A. Hooks, Lawrence A. Jones, Deanie M. King, Robert V. Marraro Jr., Joan A. McKaughan, Blake A. Pettis, Ronald R. Robles, Constance P. Sanchez, John Sendejar, Bryan P. Smith, David P. Trevino, Sylvia V. Wilson.
Several of the graduates from the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi CPM Program.

Texas State University

San Marcos Campus & San Antonio Programs
Troy L. Davis, Maricela Garcia-Rivas, Ruben M Garcia, Rebecca Hettich, Anthony Mastracci, Robert Moreno, Michael Nyert, Sergio Rey, Maggie Schmitt, Bette Taylor, Paul E. Vidal, Dan Wattles, Sara N Worfel.
Texas CPM Director Dr. Howard Balanoff (center right) and Marilyn Balanoff (center left)
with several of the graduates from the Texas State University campus CPM Program.
Stephen F. Austin State University City of Nacogdoches Program
Peggy E. Byers, Jeremy Keith Higgins, Don Jordan, Deborah M. Pierce, Donna Marie Teel.
Chancellor Matthews (left), Stephan F Austin State University Professor
Kwame Badu Antwi-Boasiako (far right), Jack Martin (right), & Stephen F. Austin Graduate
Sam Houston State University City of Houston CPM Program
Kelly Dietrich, Susan Carol Lindsey, Doran L. Preacher, Jeffrey John Sundseth
Sam Houston State University CPM Coordinator Don Moore (far right),
Chancellor Matthews (left), and Jack Martin (2nd from left), and Sam Houston CPM Graduate
University of Texas at Arlington Dallas/Fort Worth Program

Dena Daniel, Juan Gabriel Guerra, Diedre Hall, Byron R. Hardin, Fred Hart Jr., Megan Henderson, Antonio E. Solomon, Ricky Trice.
David Tees, University of Texas at Arlington CPM Coordinator (center) and UTA CPM Graduates

Texas CPM Graduation Held on
June 14, 2006 at the Texas State Capitol


Graduation Speech Delivered By Larry Gilley, City Manager of Abilene Texas—18 CPM Graduates Recognized


On June 14, 2006, the Texas CPM Program, which is offered by Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service, held its bi-annual CPM Graduation at the Texas State Capitol. Delivering the graduation speech was Abilene Texas City Manager Larry Gilley. Mr. Gilley, a former President of the Texas City Management Association (TCMA) spoke about meeting the leadership and management challenges for Texas public servants.

One of the highlights of the graduation was the induction of 18 CPM graduates into the Texas CPM Society and the American Academy for Certified Public Managers (AACPM). In addition, Abilene City Manager Larry Gilley was presented with an honorary CPM Certification.

Larry Gilley (right) receiving his CPM Diploma
from CPM Program Director Dr. Howard R. Balanoff.
 

After the graduation ceremony was concluded, a reception for the CPM graduates and their guests was held in the Capitol Grill at the Texas Capitol.
The June 2006 graduates of the Texas CPM Program include 7 who graduated under the direction of Texas State University William P. Hobby Center for Public Service, 6 from the City of Houston CPM Program offered by Sam Houston State University, 2 from the CPM Program offered by the University of Texas at Arlington and 3 from Stephen F. Austin State University’s CPM Program.

A list of the June 2006 CPM Graduates is provided below by Program location.

Texas State University San Marcos Campus & San Antonio Programs

Rodney Gonzales, Yoby Fiebig, Christopher McCauley, Marlene Michael, Barbara Pearson, Kathleen Washington
Texas CPM Director Dr. Howard Balanoff (center right) Abilene City Manager Larry Gilley (center left) with graduates from the Texas State University campus CPM Program. Left to right are Chris McCauley, Marlene Michael, Yoby Fiebig, and Barbara Pearson.
 
Stephen F. Austin State University City of Nacogdoches Program

Brian Walker Bray, Dean Wayne Carrell, Debbie Sadler
Professor KWAME BADU ANTWI-BOASIAKO (2nd from left) and
Stephen F. Austin Graduates Brian Walker Bray & Dean Wayne Carrell.

 
Sam Houston State University City of Houston CPM Program

Easlyn Bailey, Stephanie Brim, Manuel DeLaRosa, Linda Robinson, Kelly Dietrich, Mitte Ann Reece Anderson
Sam Houston State University CPM Coordinator Don Moore
(third from right) and Houston CPM Graduates.

 
University of Texas at Arlington Dallas/Fort Worth Program

Li Jen Tang Lee, Kathryn D. Robinson

David Tees, University of Texas at Arlington CPM Coordinator
and UTA Graduate, Li Jen Tang Lee