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Patricia Brasfield (Kappa Omicron, ‘95) - Traveled to Thailand with Habitat for Hu-
manity and will be competing on Oct 4, 2008 in San Francisco with the Texas Heat
Dragon Boating team. Go Patricia!

Jessica Jamanca (Pi Theta, ’01) - Has 3 beautiful Weimaraner mix puppies up for
adoption. Please contact Jessica.

Kathy Jensen (Theta Omega, ‘71) - Announces the upcoming April 2009 nuptials of her
youngest daughter Kelli. (After the April wedding the Jensen/Case clan will have four
grandchildren from blended families all within two years!) Kathy is also looking forward to
her 2 ½ week Italian vacation this fall. She and Wayne will be attending Casa Ombuto
Italian Cooking School for one of those weeks outside of Florence.

Carol Knott (Omicron, ’77) - Announces the birth of her new grandson, Seth Aaron Knott
born July 21, weighing 8 lbs, 5 oz. (He is their 3rd grandson and they have a granddaughter
on the way in September.)

Jayme Lamm ( Gamma Alpha, ’00) - Started a new job with Memorial Hermann as a Mar-
keting Specialist in August of 2008. Congratulations Jayme.

Amy Olivares (Beta Gamma, ‘95) - Announces that she started a new job with El Paso in
June, 2008 as the new HR Principal. Congratulations Amy. Also the Olivares clan has
moved to a new home, please note her new address: 806 Thornwick Drive, Houston, TX

Karen Peterson Duggan (Kappa Omicron) - Has moved back to the Houston area. She is
working as a realtor and her husband is selling pepper jellies from a family recipe. You can
order the pepper jellies from

Lisa Waterwall (Delta Theta, ‘84) - Announces that she will be dancing at the Houston
Area Belly Dancers Association (HABDA) Gala Show on September 6.

AOII Rallies in Support of Olympic Mother and Alumna
AOII Alumna, Barbara Turnquist Bachman (Tau, '65), was involved in an unfortunate attack while attending the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Bachman's husband, Todd, was fatally wounded in the attack, while Barbara was seriously wounded. Her daughter, Elisabeth, was a former Olympic volleyball player and son-in-law is an Olympic coach for the U.S. Men's Volleyball Team. AOII and its members join the family in mourning the loss of Todd Bachman and will continue to pray for the recovery of Barbara. Please keep the Bachman family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Below is information about Barbara, her family, and how to express concern to her:

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