Velma McCollum Yount
Rangerette 1974-1976, 35th Line
Velma Yount is a current Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant. During her tenure, she has heldpositions on both the Interview and Online Training Teams. She has worked the Rangerette Mini Camps veteran and always enjoys promoting the Rangerette organization. In October 2014, on behalf of Southwest Airlines, Velma coordinated a Rangerette performance at Dallas Love Field to celebrate the “Kick Away the Wright Amendment”. She takes pride that her daughter was a member of the 69th line and they share the same experience a "few" years apart. She is married to Gary Yount and they currently reside in Willis, Texas.
Lisa McCutcheon Walker
Rangerettes 1984-1986, 45th Line
Lisa Walker is a proud member of the 45th line of Rangerettes. Since then, she has spent over 25 years in leadership roles in the development of restaurant real estate for brands like Wendy's, Corner Bakery, and, most recently, El Pollo Loco. She seeks opportunities to give back to the Kilgore College Rangerettes, The University of Texas, and various charitable organizations around the Dallas metroplex.
Regina Hodge Wyatt
Rangerette 1974-76, 35th Line
Regina Wyatt is a retired Dallas ISD Administrator, a former elementary drill team director, and a Rangerettte Mini Camp chaperone. She is a lifetime member of the Rangerettes Forever and she has performed with the Forevers at the Shrine Bowl game, the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, the 50th Anniversary of the Rangerettes at the Cotton Bowl Parade and Classic, and the Rangerette Revels. She is a lifetime member of the Kilgore College Alumni Association and is currently a mentor to a Rangerette adoptee. She is married to Steven Wyatt of Cedar Hill, TX.
Nancy Hollabaugh Greer
Rangerette 1976-1978, 37th Line
Nancy Greer is currently a VP of Strategic Corporate Development in the Raytheon Corporation. Prior to this, she served as VP and Chief Financial Officer for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems and Alcatel North America. She has been the Controller for DSC Communications as well as serving numerous clients as an audit senior manager at Ernst and Young. Nancy is a CPA. She is past President of Garland Junior League as well as past Treasurer of Good Samaritans. She has two daughters, Lindsay and Taylor (a member of the 70th Rangerette line), and is married to David Greer and they reside in Parker, Texas.
Audrey Hold Lambert
Rangerette 1986-1988, 47th Line
Audrey graduated from Texas A&M, following her time at Kilgore College as a Rangerette, Swingster and Lieutenant in the 47th line. She has been a Certified Public Accountant for 25 years, holding various finance leadership roles in the Dallas area. Audrey is currently serving as Senior Vice President of Finance and Human Resources, Americas, for BCD Meetings and Events. She has remained active in the dance world, was a Dallas Mavericks Dancer, and adjudicates dance/drill team events for various dance companies. Audrey enjoys volunteering at local schools and clubs in support of her twins, Ben and Lexi.
Mandy Hamilton- O'Neill
Rangerette 1994-1996, 55th Line
Mandy O'Neill is a professional with 18 years experience in the nonprofit sector. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for executing stimulating programs and substantial revenue generation to exceed organizational goals across the country. In early 2012, Mandy joined Leukemia Texas as their Chief Executive Officer. Over the past 5 years, their budget has grown by 250%. Mandy has also served her community as a volunteer advocate, ambassador, and Board Member to many non-profit organizations in the DFW area. Over the past 18 years, Mandy has generated over 23 million dollars for local and national organizations. In 2008, Mandy was selected as one of Dallas’ 10 most beautiful women by D Magazine, who also quoted her as “a non-profit’s dream” noting her appreciation and love to give back. She currently lives in the Dallas area with her husband, two young boys and dog.
Rangerette 1981-1983, 42nd Line
Tena Royal is currently a Senior Management Analyst for the City of Fort Worth. She has over 25 years experience in project management and process improvement with IBM, Santander Bank, and Intuit to name a few. She is an active member of the DFW Forevers and currently serves in the finance leadership role. She has also volunteered as a chaperone for the high school camps and assisted with the Gussie Nell Davis Classic. She is single and lives in Arlington, Texas where she spends her free time with her daughter and two year old grandson. She loves being a grandmother!
Rangerette 1983-1985, 44th Line
Lisa Fortenberry is formerly the vice-president and CFO of Mike Miller and Associates – Special Events. For 22 years she oversaw the day-to-day operations of MMA; completing all planning and logistics for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, and managing all collegiate participation in the Cotton Bowl.
Lisa taught for NCA Superstar (1984-93), and is the co-director of the Rangerette summer camp for elementary and middle school students. She is also a lifetime member of Rangerettes Forever.
Lisa brings volunteering and contributing to a new level. Her tireless efforts, both physical and financial, are seen in her involvement as a foster parent, and at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. She is a known and welcome face in the Rangerette organization, both as a board member for Rangerettes Forever, and as the active organization’s team builder and motivational speaker.
Rangerette 1974-1976, Patty Harris, 35th Line
Rangerette Performances included: 16-day American Fortnight Tour to Hong Kong, Macao, & Korea, with Miss America and the Ranger Band. Rangerette Revels, Cotton Bowl, & SMU Game Alumni Performances included: East-West Shrine Game (California), Macy’s Parade (New York), and 80th Anniversary Celebration (Kilgore). Traveled to Ireland & Scotland, with the Rangerettes celebrating the 75th Anniversary
Published Author: Remembering Gussie Nell, memories of a Rangerette Forever Alumni Get Published Business Book - 75 Stories about Entrepreneurship
Hopeful from South Texas - Now lives in the DFW metroplex.
As a lifetime educator, Patty has channeled her tenacity, learned from Gussie Nell Davis and Deanna Bolton Covey, helping thousands of students be successful in Secondary Math, Secondary Business, English Second Language, Special Ed, & Drivers Education courses.
As a lifelong learner, Patty earned Texas Superintendent (2003) - (district leadership) & Mid-Management Administrator (1988) - (campus leadership) certifications.
Currently, Patty is the owner of A+ Academy Driving School, with two locations (Arlington & Grand Prairie, Texas). Certified 3rd Party DPS Road Tester.
4 children: George, Renee, John Terry (deceased), & Liz
3 grandchildren: Ariel, Zane, & Harley
Kacie Stanfield Hawkins
Rangerette 2012-2014, 73rd line
Kacie was a member of the 73rd line of Rangerettes from 2012-2014 and served as right middle lieutenant her Sophomore year. She is from Pearland, Texas and currently resides in McKinney, Texas with her husband and two dogs. She has shared her love of the drill team world by teaching summer camps for Encore Creative Productions, served as the assistant director for the Trinity Christian Trojanettes, and providing leadership instruction for high school dancers. Kacie is currently a speech language pathologist for Sherman ISD and looks forward to rejoining the Rangerette world as a member of the board.
Laura Barnett Davis
Rangerette 1975-1977, 36th Line
Laura's background includes attending Kilgore College earning an Associates of Arts Degree while performing as a Rangerette Lieutenant and Swingster. She completed her degree in Dance from the University of North Texas followed by a Masters degree in Health and Physical Education from the Univerty of Texas at Tyler. Laura is a former Director of the South Garland High School Southen Belles and was later an Assistant Director and Choreographer of the Kilgore College Rangerettes. Laura spent much of her career instructing and directing dance/drill team camps and competitions through NCA SUPERSTAR and later as an owner of Starmakers Dance and Performance Camps, Inc. Laura is in her 16th year as Event Producer and Director of the Contest of Champions Nationals at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. She is currently the owner of Spirit of America Productions - a company providing performance opportunities for dancers and cheerleaders in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Laura is a proud member of the TDEA Hall of Fame.
Marina Haake Jefferis
Rangerette 1975-1977, 36th Line
Marina Haake Jefferis was on the 36th line. She is one of 11 freshman Rangerettes chosen to travel with the Sophomores to Hong Kong, Korea, and Hawaii in 1975. After raising her children, Marina checked a big item on her bucket list, she worked for the Houston Astros having been a huge fan since 1980. Marina has chaperoned Rangerette high school mini camp for 9 years. The past 2 years as the head chaperone. Volunteering has always been a big part of her life and she is excited to take on this new role on the Rangerette Forevers board.