President Shawn McCollough
Vice President Ty Hallmark
Secretary Angela Brittain
Treasurer Josh Daspit
Reporter Leticia Louviere

Colors:  Metallic Blue, Silver, Black
Flower:  Fire & Ice Rose
Song:  "Freebird" by Lynard Skynard
Motto:  "As the memories remain and the time passes by, the Class of 2000 will never die."

Caution: Information supplied on this website may be available to anyone who searches your phone number or name from an Internet search engine.

If you would like to submit additional information for this graduating class, e-mail

Adam Arredondo, 1921 10th Street, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-727-6048
Occupation: Working on it
Well, I am going to Lamar Port Arthur right now. I am wanting to be a coach or a firefighter, not real sure just yet though. Its cool. I plan on joing the ARMY in a few months so I'm pretty excited about that one. Well, if ya wunna talk some time call or instant message me "dondoman18"!!!

Michael Shane Bennett, 1985 First St. West #2826, Randolph AFB, TX 78150
e-mail address:
Occupation: USAF General's Aid
Hey, everyone. I am now in the USAF serving very proudly. I will be visiting the lovely country of Saudi Arabia in November, then I will be going to follow on to Lakinheath AB, England. Anyone who wants to chat just shoot me an e-mail.

Keeley Bertolio, PO Box 14752, Nacogdoches, TX
e-mail address:
Occupation: I work at a call center in Nacogdoches
Hey, everyone! I'm still at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, and I'm majoring in early childhood education right now, but I might be changing that soon. I'm dating a wonderful guy named Sean that I met up here and everything else is awesome. I hope everyone is doing okay and if ya need anything, just email :)

Angela  T. Brittain, 723 South Avenue, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 337-475-3639
Occupation:  I'm a junior's volleyball coach in Orange.
Hey everyone!! I'm at McNeese State over in Lake Chuckie Louisana and I'm majoring in early childhood ed. right now but I'm probably changing it to speech therapy soon. I wanna hear from some of you has-been PN-G heffers so email me soon! :)

Michelle Bryan McCelvey, Humble, TX
e-mail address:
Phone Number 713-254-4155
Occupation: Procurement at Bechtel Corp.
I recently married Chris McCelvey in June 2008 and have a wonderful step-daughter Ashtyn. We live in Humble now and plan to stay in the Houston area for a while. I graduated from Lamar with a marketing degree in 2004 and MBA in 2005. I am currently in the procurement department at Bechtel near the Galleria. Everything is going really well for us and I hope to see everyone soon.
Updated: 10/29/08

Allison Caillier, 3002 69th St. Apt K3 Galveston, TX 77551
e-mail Address:
Occupation: Student
I will graduate in April 2004 with a nursing degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Clint W. Carrens, Austin, TX 
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 512-495-5933
Occupation:  Student at UT
Hey guys!!! I'm attending the University of Texas at Austin, and I plan to major in journalism. I hope everyone's having a great time in college.

LeAnne Cauthen, 130 Snow Hall, Provo, Utah, 84604
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 801-371-4228
Occupation:  Student at BYU University. Majoring in pre medical Biology with a minor in keniesiology.
Just having fun and studying at school.

Randi Cowling Sticker, 2301 3rd Street, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Occupation: Exygon Health & Fitness
Hey, Everyone! I have graduated from Lamar with honors with a degree in Kinesiology (May 2006). I am married to Benji Sticker (Nederland c/o 2000). We were married on September 24, 2005 in the middle of Hurricane RITA! A wedding never to forget. Our baby girl Evangeline Marie was born on September 18, 2006. We are so very excited about being parents to our beautiful little girl. I hope everyone is doing well. I hope to hear from ya'll soon!
Updated: 9/25/06

Daniel J. Diaz, 1315 N. Twin City Hwy, Nederland, TX 77627. PHONE
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-729-1018
Occupation:  Dispatcher, Bridge City Fire and Rescue
Hello everyone, hope everyone is well!!! I have recently moved to
Nederland, I know, but it's home now.. Always will have purple in my blood, LOL!!! I'm working full-time for Metro-Care EMS now, and I love my job! Just doing the same things, work and hangout with friends. Well take care, and be safe.. Keep in touch!!

Emily Drake, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-962-6431
Occupation:  Student...again
Hey guys, glad to see everyone is doing so great. I am still at Lamar and will graduate next summer with my Biology degree. Then it is off to pharmacy school !! Good luck to you all and I'll see you at Walgreens.

Shannon Duffy Meerscheidt, 3333 Turtle Creek Drive, Port Arthur, TX 77642
e-mail address:
Occupation: Process Engineer at DuPont Sabine River Works

Terrie Estes
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-721-5920 and 409-543-1515
Occupation: I am currently attending Lamar Beaumont but transferring to Port Arthur to play softball, hopefully. I am working at the Big Dollar General for you guys that want to stop by and say hi...My twin sister is doing good too...keep in me sometime...

Molly S. Garner, 2901 Swisher #211; Austin, TX 78705
e-mail address:
Phone number: 512-236-0889
Occupation:  Student - University of Texas @ Austin
I am having a wonderful time in Austin!! I will graduate in May 2004 with a major in Elementary/Special Education. I hope everyone is having a great time; I want all of you to know that you are ALL in my prayers. Take care.

Jared Gary, 5048 Main, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Occupation: Professional Umpire
I am currently working as a Professional Umpire in Minor League Baseball. The 2006 season was my first year in the game and worked in the Arizona Rookie League then got promoted to work in the Northwest League Short-Season Single A. This year I have worked Spring Training at the Colorado Rockies facilities in Tucson, Az. Right now I am in Phoenix working extended spring training till I return for my assignment in the Northwest League.
Updated: 4/10/07

Paige N. Girolamo, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address: 
Occupation: Ted Sako Family Dentistry
I'm go'n to Lamar Port Arthur and have'n fun!!

Serena J. Girolamo, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Occupation:  Student
I am currently a sophomore at Lamar University Beaumont majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy. If all goes well I am off to UTMB in 2003 to get my Master's Degree. Hope everyone else is doing great!! God Bless! <>< John 5:24

Dana L. Gonzales, 6380 Howe, Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-962-7242
Occupation:  Student and Production Assistant
I am at Lamar University, I run audio for the newscast at Channel 12 and I am a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and loving every minute of it!!

Amber Graham
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-721-5332
Occupation: I am teaching dance at Keely Jaredell School of Dance.

I am a graduate student at Lamar University and am planning on getting my Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. I want to work with the crazy criminals. I will hopefully get my internship next summer in Hawaii on the Naval Base for 3 months.

Julie Gregory, 3163 Hardwood, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-963-7014
Occupation: student
Currently working on my education degree at ETBU and will graduate in May '05

Cindy Harmon Shoemaker
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-429-3982
Occupation: Preschool teacher for a private preschool
Married Buck Shoemaker in Dec. 2002. We have one child, Hagen-born May 2004
Updated: 8/24/08

Pam Hightower
e-mail address:
Phone number: 512-917-3142
Occupation: Student, Part-time teacher
I'll graduate from Southwestern University in Georgetown in May '03 with degrees in Math and French, then I'll start grad school in Houston in the fall. John and I are going to get married in June '03.

Kelli Holland
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-454-5166
Occupation: Eligibility Specialist at Spindletop MHMR
I graduated in December 2004 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I got a job in Dallas as a Loan Officer for a mortgage company. I do plan to teach one day, just not yet! Hope everyone is okay, take care!

Sonia Hunt, 19425 East Lakeshore Drive, Magnolia, TX 77355
e-mail address:
phone number: 281-813-8546
Occupation: Working retail at Trudy's Hallmark in The Woodlands Mall
I am attending Sam Houston State University now. I am still an elementary education major. I will graduate in May 2006. I am still with the same guy I was with when we graduated. Hope to see all of you soon.

Justin  D. Hutchison, 628 East Kearney, Springfield, MO 65803
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 268-417-6279
Occupation:  Student
I am currently in Springfield, Missouri, attending Baptist Bible College, majoring in Youth ministry, and having the time of my life. I hope to see everyone again one day and if you feel like you need to talk, I'm here. 

Kristy Johnson Veirs, 14002 Rosetta Drive, Cypress TX 77429
e-mail address:
Phone number:
Occupation:   Sr Certified Pharmacy Tech
Hey everyone!!! Well we decided to stay in the houston area for about 2 more years. We had our first baby 4-24-06--Noah James. He's perfect!!!!! Hope everyone is doing well and call or email anytime!!! God bless!!
Updated: 6/27/06

Thanh Kim Le, 2623 Quarry Hill Rd, Sugarland, TX 77478
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 832-647-3830
Occupation:  Full time student
Hi ya!!! Well, right now I'm attending the University of Houston and majoring in pharmacy. College life is going great and I hope all of ya are having as much fun as I am. Remember to keep in touch and take care and hopefully we hear from each other soon. *hugs*

Toni Linthicum, 2810 Oleander Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Phone Number: 409-543-1117
Occupation: Complete Litigation Support & student at Lamar
I am still attending Lamar majoring in History. I plan to get a teaching certificate and teach high school. Hope everyone is doing well.

Leah Machann, 9815 Copper Creek Dr #519. Austin, TX 78729
e-mail address:
Occupation: Human Resources/Admin
Hello all! I am still livin' it up in Austin....gotta love this city! Starting courses in Audio Engineering and will soon be working for recording studio. We're gettin' old fast.....can't wait until the 10 year!

Kevin C. Matte, 5250 Delilah Ct., Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-963-2561
Occupation:  Rigger & assistant welder at Matte Services Corporation
I am attending Lamar University with hopes of a computer degree

Tim McCurley, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Occupation: Police Officer/ Groves Police Department
I finished my Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Lamar-PA in December of 2004. I graduated the Regional Police Academy in May 2005 and began working for Groves P.D. in September of 2005. Hope all is well with everyone, keep in touch!

Updated: 5/19/06

Ashley B. Merren, Dallas, TX
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 214-577-4038
Occupation:  Student
I'm wrapping up my junior year at SMU and will graduate in 2004 with a BA in Communication and English. Hope everyone is doing well!

Renatta LeeAnn Minnis Lynd, 1711 Gray Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627
e -mail address:
Phone number: 409-727-2243
Occupation: Graduated from Lamar Education
I was involved in Cross Country, Track, and basketball. I am currently married, (1 1/2 years). No children yet.

Brandy Morgan Kiser, 19100 Glenwest Dr. Apt. 1134, Friendswood, TX 77546
Occupation: X-ray technologist

Hey everyone! I graduated from X-ray school in 03'. I just got married in April of 05 and have moved to Friendswood where I'm xraying with a travel agency around Houston. Hope everyone is doing well. Good Luck!

Lecia Moore, 2010 7th Street, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail adadress:
Phone number: 409-293-8306
Occupation: Circuit City
Updated: 8/24/08

Jamie Nelson, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address:
Occupation: Hebert (Port Neches) Library...Children's Area
Hello, Hello! I'm majoring in MIS at Lamar, Beaumont. (I went to SFA Fall of 2000, but didn't care for it much and moved back home). I've been working at the library and school...trying to graduate as soon as possible. When I'm not working or studying, I try to show the world to my little puppy, Geniss (a miniature weenie dog). He just loves car rides. If anyone wants to get ahold of me, give me a call or email...Keep in touch.

John Odom, Houston, TX
e-mail address:
Phone: 713-440-2019
I'm in my third year of architecture at the University of Houston. I should get my master's in 2006. Pam and I are still together and are getting married this June (2003).

Robin Payne Palacios, 214 E. Gayle St., Edna, TX 77957
e-mail address:
Phone number: 361-782-0075
Right now I am working at Wal Mart while going to school
Well, I am going to University of Houston-Victoria and having a great time.  I am expected to graduate in May 2007 with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.  I am married and having the time of my life.  I hope everyone is doing well, and can't wait to see you at the 10 year!!

Amanda Pecorino (soon to be Romero) 
e-mail address: 
Occupation: Graduated from LSC-PA in 2004 with my Legal Assistant degree and worked up until 2 weeks before the hurricane and have been enjoying life.  I am currently looking for a new job though.   
I have been dating Nick Romero (class of 2001) since March 2001 and we are planning on a wedding date in 2006.   He is doing really good for himself working as a warehouse manager for a valve company.  We have 3 dogs but only 2 who we treat like kids.  I am glad everybody is doing good.  Feel free to email me to keep in touch.  Bye!!

Sarah Phillips
E-mail address:
Occupation: Dance teacher at Taylor Dance Studio and student worker at Lamar Beaumont in the Wimberly Building
Hey ya'll what's up! I'm going to school at LU majoring in family studies with an emphasis in Kinesiology. I'm still dating Matt May. Well e-mail me or instant message me anytime!

Brent A. Powers
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-722-1345
Occupation: Student
I'm going to Lamar with thoughts of an Art degree.  

Monique Ramirez-Bateaste, 5015 Pine #116, Beaumont, TX 77703
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-548-5893
Hey, everyone wad up!! Can't wait to see everyone at the reunion!! It's coming soon and we gotta do it big!!
Updated: 9/28/09

Alicia Reed Hailey, Nederland, TX 77627
e-mail address:
Beaumont Bone and Joint as an x-ray tech. I love my job!
I am married to Bradly Hailey from Nederland. I still only have one child, Madison, and we are all doing great.
Updated: 7/27/06

Michael Reed, 9237 Kerrwood, Houston, TX 77080
e-mail address:
Phone Number: 409-289-0943
Occupation: Audio Technician for Second Baptist Church
I graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a degree in Bible in 2004, and I am currently working on a Master of Divinity degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I hope to Pastor a church one day. Exodus 33:18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
Updated: 9/11/06

Kristin Runnels
e-mail address:
Phone Number 409-719-8617
Occupation: RN
Hey Everyone! I graduated from LU in Dec 2005 with a Bachelors degree in nursing. Whooohoo! I have been working as an ICU nurse since Feb '05. I had a little boy in October '01 so that makes him 5 years old already...eeek! They grow so fast. I have been dating the same guy for the past almost 4 years...a Vidorian, I know I know. He is wonderful with Cain and treats me like a queen so I'll take that anyday. I'm still living at the same 'ol place. I probably will never leave SETX...ever...unfortunatly. Feel free to email me anytime I would love to hear from you guys!
Updated: 7/9/07

Summer  S. Schwertner, 2809 Windsor, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-722-2272
Hey, everyone!!! I am attending Lamar University and I am having a blast! I hope everyone is doing great and I hope to hear from yall soon. Send me a message sometime aggie1304!!! 

Rene' Slott Latiolais, 3014 W. William Cannon #1218, Austin, TX 78745
e-mail address:
Occupation: Global Marketing Operations – AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)
I got married to Toby Latiolais in July of 2007 and now live in Austin and we love every minute of it! He is a teacher/coach and I work for AMD handling the North America Marketing Co-op Funds. Hope everyone is doing well!
Updated: 9/19/07

Laura Terrell Davis, 3952 Hideaway Lane, Middleburg, FL 32068
e-mail address:
Phone number: 904-291-3869
Occupation: Paralegal; area of law real estate, corporate, wills, trusts & estate
Just graduated from college with a degree in Paralegal/Legal Assistant. Living in Florida and happily married to Keith Davis c/o ’99. Can’t wait to see everyone for the class reunion!

Taylor Thibodeaux Passmore, 2400 Friar Tuck Ln., Groves, TX 77619
e-mail address:
Phone Number 409-963-0478
Occupation: HR Admin Assistant @ BASF Corp in Beaumont
I married Todd Passmore on December 7, 2002. I have a step daughter (Taylor Nichole Passmore, age 5) weird, I know!!! I do not have any children of my own, yet. **It only takes two seconds to say "I love you," but a life time to prove it.**

Shivpal Vansadia, South Orange, NJ
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-332-9378
Occupation: I am getting my MA in Diplomacy and International Relations and MBA in International Business at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. I will graduate May 2010, and then will look to get into the Foreign Service with the State Department. Hope everyone is doing well. Look me up if you are ever in NJ/NYC area. Hook 'Em!!
Updated: 7/20/09

Joey G. Vincent, 2522 15th Street, Port Neches, TX 77651
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 409-727-4942
Occupation:  AC/Heating Supply Store
Attending Lamar Institute of Technology majoring in business management.

Sarah Walker, 3177 NW Ashland Drive, Beaverton, OR 97006
e-mail address:
Occupation Building: Medical Billing
Hello Everyone!! I am currently living in Oregon with my 5yr old son Anthony. Can't wait to see everyone again in about 4yrs. I can't believe its almost been 10yrs!!
Updated: 9/13/06

Karissa J. Wappler, Hill College - Box 303 PO Box 619, Hillsboro, TX 76645
e-mail address: 
Phone number: 254-582-8248
Occupation:  Softball
Well, right now I'm at Hill College playing softball. It's a lot of fun, but I can't wait 'till next year when I transfer to McNeese with Ang and Meg. I hope everyone's great!!!

Josh Welch, 3220 Maple Apt #236, Dallas,TX 75201
e-mail address:
Occupation: Advertising Broadcast Negotiator
I graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 2003 with an Advertising and Business degree. I am living in Dallas, and work at JWT/Mindshare (an ad agency).

Jordan A. Williams, 4700 Polo Pkwy. #279, Midland, TX 79705
e-mail address:
Occupation: News Anchor, KWES-TV (NBC)
I graduated with honors from Trinity University in San Antonio with a B.A. in Communication and Music in May 2003. I've spent the last year in West Texas anchoring and producing the morning news.

Jason Woodall
e-mail address:
Phone number: 409-656-6561
Occupation: Student at LU
Hello All! Well, I'm working for the post office at the remote encoding center and I hope to graduate from Lamar soon with a Business degree. Hope
everyone is doing well. God bless.