Norene (Sewell) Anderson, class of 1969 , and her husband, DeWayne Anderson, pastoring in Las Cruces, New Mexico, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 4, 2019.
Paul Nicely, class of 1975 , passed away peacefully at home on December 18, 2018. Paul had endured lower body dementia and had returned to Waxahachie to spend his final days in Pleasant Manor Health and Rehabilitation while his wife and alumna, Vickie , lived in town. The two spent time together singing while Paul prayed for other residents. Vickie continues to reside in Waxahachie where she works for Freedom Fellowship International and ministers to hurting people.
Kevin Culpepper, class of 1998 , completed his Doctor of Education degree from the University of the Cumberlands. He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for Robert E. Lee High School, Culpepper's former high school in Montgomery. He recently accepted a new role at the Alabama State Department of Education as Project Manager for Child Nutrition programs. Cami, his wife, just celebrated her fifth year as a Children's Director/Minister at Frazer Church and is involved with the continuation of the church's kid television program, “That Kids Show”.
Daymond Sewell, class of 2006 , has served in a wide range of ministries — Youth for Christ, youth pastor, and associate pastor. He married Lyonie Sewell and they are adopting a baby girl, Sarah Grace Elisabeth Gene Sewell. They are located in Toledo, Oregon, ministering in the city and along the Oregon Coast. Daymond has also taken up disc golf and has found the sport as a unique and effective means of ministering to the lost.
Tony and Esmeralda Garza, class of 2013 , have continued to serve in church ministry as assistant pastors for the last eight years in El Paso, Texas. Tony completed his doctoral journey in April of 2018 and received his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership. They have two children, Melody, 6, and Ian, 4. “We loved our time there (SAGU) as on-campus graduate students and have great memories of SAGU! SAGU was such a blessing in our lives and will always hold a special place in our hearts!” says Dr. Tony Garza.
Emily (Bailey) Fiscus, class of 2015 , married Quinton on June 23, 2018. She works at North Star Behavioral Hospital as a Mental Health Specialist Level III. She was recently promoted to a manager at the facility.