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Britta Brunet graduated from SAGU in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts. She now serves as the head of media and graphics at Legacy Church in Albuquerque, NM.

Alejandro Vazquez graduated from SAGU in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Development. After working as an assistant coach for the SAGU men's soccer team, he married Stephanie (Baldwin) Vazquez and began working for the State of Texas as a CPS Investigator. He recently accepted a position with Johnson County Children’s Advocacy Center as a Family advocate, working to ensure that victims of childhood abuse receive the community resources helpful for beginning their healing process.

Victoria (Munoz) Coffee graduated from SAGU in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Teaching. She now works for AT&T as a Project Manager and was elected to serve as the Oklahoma chapter president for HACEMOS; a resource group that serves AT&T employees by fostering an environment where people are encouraged to succeed professionally, personally, and within their own communities.


Grace Nicole Tangco was born to alumni Nicholas & Elizabeth Tangco , on December 3, 2015. In 2013, Nicholas graduated from SAGU with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree in Counseling. Elizabeth currently works in SAGU's Advancement office.

Edison Parker Hartmann was born on November 19, 2015, to parents Josiah and Merissa Hartmann . Josiah and Merissa both attended SAGU. Josiah graduated with a master’s degree and works in SAGU's Advancement office. Merissa stays home to care for Edison and works part time at a local daycare.

David Hartmann and Tyler (Evans) Hartmann married on January 3, 2016. David graduated from SAGU with a bachelor's degree and is pursuing a master’s degree at SAGU. He works in the Alumni Relations office. Tyler is in the final stages of her bachelor's degree and works for Ellis County Living magazine in Waxahachie, TX.

In Memoriam

Barbara Ann Neill passed away on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. She was born on January 17, 1935, to Jack and Irby Morgan Fellers. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Willett Neill; daughter, Cynthia Ann Neill; sister, Peggy McWhorter; and brother, Doyle Morgan Fellers. She was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Paul Neill. Memorials may be made in Barbara’s memory, to the Gregory Paul Neill Scholarship Fund at SAGU.

Rev. Freddie L. Howard passed away on June 26, 2015. He was born on May 25, 1927, in Leonard, Texas, to Otto and Noreen Howard. He married Velvie Lois (Patrick) Howard on December 22, 1942. Rev. Howard was a U.S. Army Veteran of Korea and an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God Bible Institute (SAGU) in June 1950. For 50 years Rev. Howard faithfully served as a shepherd to his flock with a loving compassionate and peace-makers heart. He also served as a Sectional Presbyter in the Arkansas District of the Assemblies of God.

Rev. Perry A. Sanders passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. He was born on March 6, 1921, in Marshall, Ark., to Perry Allen and Beulah (Parker) Sanders. Rev. Sanders served at the Oklahoma District Council of the Assemblies of God and has pastored mostly in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Rev. Sanders proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary; and his daughter, Carol. He is survived by of his two daughters, Deborah Eubanks, and Dorothy Einhorn; along with 10 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Alton O. Linker passed away on July 25, 2015 in Hartshorne, Okla. Alton was born to William Andrew Linker and Bessie (Wolfenburger) Linker on May 2, 1934, in Calvin, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his son, Steve Linker; great grandson, Dalton Adams; sisters, Priscilla Hodge and Jessie Dixon; brothers, Ernest Linker, Kenneth Linker, RJ Linker, Clarence Linker; and parents. Alton is survived by his wife, Altus; son, Keith Linker; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Linker; and grandchildren.

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