Alumnae Leadership

2020-2021 Alumnae Association Board of Directors

Isabell Novakov Higginbotham ’98             
Landy Elliott Fox ’92
Connor Thomas ’11 
VP-Long Range Planning

Abby Hoak-Morton ’05
Merritt Denton Russ ’01     
VP-Elect - Communications
Caroline Snell Wagner ’00   
Treasurer Barbara Gass ’11
Recording Secretary Tiffany Borlaug Rubi '88
Corresponding Secretary Emily Forman Jourdan '83
Parliamentarian Ellen Haynes ’81              
Intercultural Council

Affinity and Special Interest
Group Coordinator
Lana Constantine '98 and
Laurence Glasscock ’07
Robyn Schwartz Siegel ’99  

Special Projects Coordinator  Lilly Albritton ’99   
Alumnae Day Chair Jimieka Rose Oswald ’00 and 
Margaret Flanagan Solomon '85 
Alumnae Day Chair-Elect Christen Levering Redlich ’03
Reunion Chair     Helen Jury ’06  
Senior Class Liaisons         Mallory Owen Muse ’03 and
Leslie McCombs Roussev ’07

Decade Chair Liaison     Jaime Crowley English '03 
Decade Chairs
       Junior College              
Leslie Whittenburg el-Effendi ’83
        Golden Decades  
Betty Anderson Haisten ’70 and
Mary Broday Thompson ’70
        70s Sharon Williams Robinson ’71 
        80s Cary-Elisa Briggle Rubarts ’83
        90s Nancy Fallen ’92
        00s Kelsey Swingle Robertson ’05 
        10s Maddie Giese ’11
Recent Grad Liaisons

Haley Huffines Gigliotti ’08
Tricia Bryant Kumm ’07
Honorary Alum Award
Committee Chair
Pam Campbell Foster ’70
Hockaday Medal Award
Committee Chair
Pam Harris Busbee ’69
Nominating Chair    Candace Campbell Swango ’84           
Sweetheart Tea Co-Chairs Neall Grinnan Rose ’60
Margaret Oldham Jackson ’83
Elizabeth Oldham Collett ’85
Historian Taylor Cornell Good ’01
Directors at Large
Barbara Currey ’81
Tracy Diers Davy ’08
Audrey Decherd ’05
Mallory Fosdick LeBlanc ’01
Chi-Chi Acho Oforeh ’02
Maggie Parker ’07
Amy Rush ’05
Olivia Trevino ’07
Lauren Dunlap Whitson ’05
Merry Munson Wyatt ’93
National Directors at Large  
Jill Shorey Giroir ’80 (DC)
Adriane McCray ’08 (Los Angeles)
Constance Melrose ’72 (New York City)
Maggie Phillips ’11 (New York City)
Megan Porter ’13 (DC)
Allison Squires ’05 (Austin)

Alumnae Affinity Groups

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • African American Alumnae Group

    Mission Statement
    Founded in Spring 2013 by Angela Berry Roberson ’86 and Fallyn Gray Jones ‘01, the Hockaday African American Alumnae Affinity Group was established to connect Black alumnae and strives to foster a strengthened sense of community among Black alumnae and the School. This group is also dedicated to recognizing Black culture and achievements of Black alumnae as well as supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives within the greater Hockaday community. Any alumna who identifies as Black, African American, or has a heart for the mission and desires to be involved with the group, is welcome.

    Fallyn Gray Jones ’01 | Jimieka Rose Oswald ’00

    For more information, contact the Alumnae Office.
  • Art and Culture Society

    Mission Statement
    Founded in 2018, the Art & Culture Society strives to connect alumnae and strengthen relationships by offering dynamic arts and cultural experiences in Dallas and Fort Worth.
    Victoria Cullum Montgomery ’99 | Robyn Schwartz Siegel ’99 
    For more information, contact the Alumnae Office.
  • Latina Alumnae Group

    Co-founded in Spring 2018 by Deborah Lawrence Schafer ’88, Victoria Garcia ’93, and Maria Reyes Shadle ’88, the Latina Alumnae Group strives to celebrate Latina culture and achievements as well as build a strong alumnae network. The Latina Alumnae Group welcomes any alumna who identifies as Latina, with Latina culture, or just wants to be involved.
    The Latina Alumnae Group held its inaugural meeting September 20, 2018, at HockadayCommittee members discussed goals for the group and ways they hope the Latina Alumnae Group will help them connect and network with other alumnae. It was also discussed how this group can serve as a resource for Hockaday students and faculty members. The Latina Alumnae Group plans to meet quarterly and offer different social and networking events that appeal to a large group.
    Follow the Hockaday Latina Alumnae Group on Facebook (“Latina Alumnae Association Association”).

    Deborah Lawrence Schafer ’88 |Victoria Garcia ’93 | Maria Reyes Shadle ’88
    Committee Members
    Maillil Acosta ’07 | Marianna Verlage Archibald ’09 | Maria Katsulos ’17 | Melissa Saldana ’05 | Roselle Tenorio ’13

    For more information, contact the Alumnae Office.
  • Legal Alumnae Group

    Mission Statement

    Founded in 2013, the Hockaday Legal Alumnae Group strives to advance Hockaday Alumnae working in the legal industry through education and service opportunities and professional development.

    Lindsey Galbraith Obenhaus ’04

    For more information, contact the Alumnae Office.
  • Real Estate Alumnae Group

    Mission Statement
    The Real Estate Alumnae Group consists of Hockaday Alumnae working in real estate who promote professional growth by exchanging information and ideas, supporting through building business connections, and creating a space for camaraderie and character around respective crafts. 
    Shannon Blount ’99
    Noreen Mehdi Weathers ’97
    For more information, contact the Alumnae Office.
  • STEM Alumnae Group

    The STEM Alumnae Group was founded in Summer 2018 by Erika Kurt ’98. This group welcomes alumnae who have or who are pursuing careers or degrees in STEM-related fields and who desire to build connections with other alumnae in these fields.
    The STEM Alumnae Group held its inaugural meeting in 2018, and special guests in attendance were Hockaday science faculty members, including Dean of Studies and science teacher Dr. Barb Fishel. Alumnae discussed how this group can help them connect and network with other alumnae who are currently in or are interested in STEM professions. It was also discussed how this group can serve as a resource for Hockaday students and faculty members. 

    Founder and Coordinator
    Erika Kurt ’98

    Committee Members
    Lisa Casey ’88 | Mishti Deb ’98 | Audrey Decherd ’05 | Lexi Hart ’92 | Elizabeth Hart, alumna parent | Voni Konda ’93 | Shiela Haffar Lannen ’91 | Maria Marwill-Magee ’85 | Sharon Williams Robinson ’71 | Jessica Setnick ’90

    For more information, contact the Alumnae Office.
  • Young Alumnae Society

    Mission Statement
    Founded in 2018, The Hockaday Young Alumnae Society is open to the Classes of 2001 – 2020. The Young Alumnae Society strives to foster a spirit of engagement, community, and participation among Hockaday Young Alumnae and the School. The Young Alumnae Society offers professional and social networking events and programming and hosts an annual service event for Young Alumnae to support the community. 

    Abby Hoak-Morton ’05 (Founder) | Laurence Glasscock ’07 | Olivia Trevino ’07

    Committee Members
    Aline Bass ’10
    Carson Glasscock Castellaw ’05  
    Megan Coleman ’04
    Audrey Decherd ’05
    Skylar Evans Fechner ’10
    Callie Moroney Fort ’13
    Haley Huffines Gigliotti ’08
    Brittani Carter-Durant Hite ’05  
    Abby Hoak-Morton ’05
    Cyonna Holmes ’09
    Anita Carleo Jones ’03
    Helen Jury ’06
    Ali Purnell Koudelka ’13
    Kristen Martin ’04
    Crystal Jackson Ohikhuare ’06
    Connor Thomas ’11
    Amber Webb ’03

    For more information, contact the Alumnae Office.

Alumnae Board of Visitors

The Alumnae Board of Visitors are dedicated supporters of the School and its programs. They span the U.S. and the world; and within their communities, they act as goodwill ambassadors for Hockaday, with responsibilities from meeting prospective students and answering questions to offering input on current curriculum and programs. Each member serves a three-year term. Every year, they meet before Alumnae Day to review the past year's opportunities and set goals for the year to come.

Board of Visitors members are selected and notified in the fall. If you are interested in the program or would like to nominate someone, please contact the Alumnae Office for more information.

    • 2019-2020 Alumnae Board of Directors

A Hockaday Class Agent acts as a liaison between you, the alumna, and the School. Whether fund raising or communications, your class agent strives to keep you connected to Hockaday.

Your Communications Class Agent is your connection to the Hockaday Magazine and the Alumnae Office. Please contact your Communications Class Agent at her email listed below with any news or updates, whether it's a college graduation, birth of a child, a promotion or retirement or the accomplishments of your family.

Your Fund Raising Class Agent represents your class during the Annual Fund. Always feel free to contact her if you have any questions or if you are interested in volunteering for Hockaday fund raising activities like the Annual Fund Connect-a-thons. They are a great way to stay in touch with your classmates.

The Alumnae Office is in need of either Fund Raising or Communications Class Agents for each of the classes listed below. If you are interested in volunteering as a Class Agent, please call the Alumnae Office at 214.360.6531 or email




Class Agents

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