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2007 Graduations

TEXAS CPM GRADUATION HELD ON JUNE 4, 2007
AT THE TEXAS STATE CAPITOL


Graduation Speech Delivered By Paul Hobby,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alpheus Communications Inc
68 CPM Graduates from 5 Texas Universities Recognized


by
Dr. Howard R. Balanoff
On June 4, 2007, 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. Paul Hobby, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alpheus Communications Inc. Mr. Hobby, the son of former Texas Lt. Governor William P. Hobby spoke about the ways in which public managers can meet the ethical and public policy challenges of the 21st Century.  One of the highlights of the graduation was the induction of 68 CPM graduates into the Texas CPM Society and the American Academy for Certified Public Managers (AACPM).  All of these graduates are either currently members of the American Society for Public Administration or will be provided ASPA memberships shortly after their graduation from the Texas CPM Program.

The June 2007 CPM Graduation was very special, in that it featured the graduation of 25 CPM participants from the Stephen F. Austin State University Program which was conducted in Longview Texas.  This was the first graduating CPM class for Stephen F. Austin’s CPM Program in Longview.  The Director of the CPM Program is Professor Rick Herzog.

In addition to the induction of the CPM students, Mr. Paul Hobby, the Graduation Speaker was presented with an Honorary CPM Diploma. 
Paul Hobby (left) receiving his CPM Diploma from Texas State 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 25 graduates of the Stephen F. Austin State University Program in Longview, the June 2007 graduates of the Texas CPM Program included 32 who graduated under the direction of Texas State University William P. Hobby Center for Public Service, 3 from the City of Houston CPM Program offered by Sam Houston State University, 6 from the CPM Program offered by the University of Texas at Arlington and 1 from Texas Tech’s CPM Program which was conducted in Abilene, Texas. 

A list of the June 2007 CPM Graduates is provided below by Program location.

Stephen F. Austin State University
Longview Texas

Scott Baggett, Paul Barber, Catherine Beaird, E. Ray Bostick Jr., Mary Burnett, Kevin Cummings, Rick Evans, Terry Fields, Holly Fuller, Garry Goodan, Jr., Shawn Hara, Karri Hyko, Karen Jackson, Willie Marshall, Charlene Meadows, Terry Miller, James Powell, Seth Pyle, Sally Rees, Vickie Semety, Charles Smith, Linda Strotheide, Phyllis Turner, Kathryn Wells-Vogel, Jerry Wise
Rick Herzog of Stephen F. Austin State University (Right), Paul Hobby (left) &
Longview Graduate


Texas State University
San Marcos Campus Program

Rosa E Bocanegra, Andrew Carroll, Cynthia Conyers, Stephanie Davis, Julie Martin, Gracie Robinson, Susan Wade
Texas CPM Director Dr. Howard Balanoff (left),  
Paul Hobby (right rear) with several of the graduates from
the Texas State University San Marcos campus CPM Program

Texas State University
City of Laredo Program

Linda Cantu-Teniente, Humberto Delgado, Arturo Diaz Jr., Ernesto Elizondo Jr., Jose Gamboa, Gregorio Hernandez, Yvette Limon, Gilberto Navarro, Thomas Ochoa, Reyna Ren, Guadalupe “Ellie” Reyes, Lepolodo Rodriguez, Iran Sanchez, Maria Guadalupe Soliz
Texas CPM Director Dr. Howard Balanoff (2rd from left),  Laredo Assistant
City Manager Jesus Olivares  (right) with graduates from the Texas State
University CPM Program in Laredo, Texas

Texas State University
City of San Antonio Program

Charisma Esparza, Michael Guzman, Sara Jasso, Cheryl Lardy, Jacquelyn Mendez, Maria Teresa Rivera, George Salzman, Stella Trejo
Texas CPM Director Dr. Howard Balanoff (right),  Paul Hobby (left)
with Sara Jasso, CPM Graduate from the City of San Antonio CPM Program

Texas State University
Brooks City Base (San Antonio) Program

Brian Danahey, Cynthia Jackson-Ward, Michele Watkins
Brooks City Base CPM Director Dr. Steve Springer (right),
  Paul Hobby (left) with US Air Force Chief Master Sgt Brian Danahey,
CPM Graduate from the Brooks City Base, San Antonio CPM Program

Texas Tech University
Abilene/San Angelo CPM Program

Sam Woods
Dr. Howard Balanoff (right),  Paul Hobby (left) with Sam Woods,
CPM Graduate from the Texas CPM Program in Abilene/San Angelo Texas

Sam Houston State University City of Houston CPM Program
Edna Kratz, Robert LaBorde, Debra Pruitt
Sam Houston State University CPM Director Don Moore (right),
Paul Hobby (left) with CPM Graduate from the City of Houston CPM Program

University of Texas at Arlington Dallas/Fort Worth Program

Brian Boerner, Harold Cates, Alan Hein, Stephen Houser, Thomas Johnson,
Cristina McMurray
David Tees, University of Texas at Arlington CPM Coordinator (3rd from leftt),
Howard Balanoff Texas CPM Director, (2nd from left) Paul Hobby (2nd from right)
with CPM Graduates from the University of Texas at Arlington