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The Association of Former Students’ 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight was created to recognize the contributions of young alumni.

Meet the latest cohort: These Aggies who graduated in the past 12 years are leading by example in business and service.

U.S. Air Force intelligence officer. Faculty, National Intelligence University. Previously assigned to Joint Space Operations Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, Joint Staff, Military Commissions Prosecution and support to F-15E strike Eagles at 4th Fighter Wing.

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Maj. Kenneth Bell ’10

College of Liberal Arts Advisory Council. Santa Barbara County Alcohol & Drug Advisory Board. George H.W. Bush Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal recipient for Boys & Girls Club involvement. Led 270 volunteers for Air Force Assistance Fund campaign at Seymour-Johnson AFB.

"Intelligent and hard-working, with keen attention to detail, Major Bell’s work on highly classified projects was flawless."

LinkedIn: Kenneth Bell

Emergency medicine physician. Medical director for multiple fire/EMS agencies. Motorcade physician for President Donald Trump during 2020 Republican National Convention.

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Dr. Keegan Bradley ’10

Medical team manager, FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team, Texas A&M Task Force 1. Physician, Region 2 Emergency Medical Task Force State Disaster Response Team. Helped design and oversee COVID-19 vaccination operation in North Carolina. Volunteer for Bryan/College Station Spina Bifida Association.

"He is exactly the kind of person who best represents the core values of Texas A&M. The medical profession is better because Dr. Bradley chose to become a part of it."

Instagram: Keegan Bradley

Co-founder and owner, Einstein Moving Co., which has grown since 2012 to more than 10 locations across Texas and Florida. Has been included on Aggie 100 and Inc. 5000 lists.

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Cameron Brown ’10

Einstein works with organizations across the state to provide free moving services to victims of domestic abuse as well as assistance in transporting supplies for disaster relief networks.

"Cameron has led the company toward excellence in its industry and communities. Cameron’s leadership and commitment to taking care of others is an outstanding representation of who Aggies are and what Aggies are capable of."

Technical strategy consultant specializing in evaluation and management of large capital projects in advanced energy industry.

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Matt Fransted ’10

As officer for National Capital A&M Club, created event that places flowers on the graves of Aggies buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Served eight years as nuclear surface warfare officer in U.S. Navy, completing six deployments.

"He is a man of the highest caliber, imbued with the vital qualities of common sense, uncommon intelligence [and] a demeanor that disposes him to treat all whom he meets as an equal."

LinkedIn: Matt Fransted

Nuclear submarine officer, U.S. Navy. Navigator and operations officer aboard USS Nevada. Junior grade officer of the year for Global Operations Directorate at U.S. Strategic Command in 2017.

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Lt. Cmdr. M. Scott Lassiter ’10

Assistant scoutmaster to Boy Scout Troop.

"Integrity is integral to who Scott is. Doing the right thing at all times is core to Scouting, and Scott fully lives this value. By training our future leaders, both in his role on submarines and as a Scout leader, Scott is living the core values of Texas A&M."

Twitter: @MScottLassiter
LinkedIn: Scott Lassiter

Assistant county attorney, Fort Bend County. Former assistant criminal district attorney, Lubbock and Wichita counties. Chaired county committees and boards. Fellow at John Jay Institute.

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Andrew Wipke ’10

The Association of Former Students Young Alumni Council. Liberal Arts Advisory Council. Volunteer at local churches.

"To him, nothing is more important than justice for victims and restoration for local constituents, and stewardship of the public trust. This is what we hope all former students leave with — the idea that one’s own success, in some form, is founded upon the service of others."

Facebook: Andrew Wipke
LinkedIn: Andrew Wipke

Evaluator air battle manager serving as command and control (C2) division commander, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, U.S. Air Force. Leads tactical C2 support for aircraft weapons and systems operational testing. Led relocation of multinational unit from Middle East to the U.S. without interrupting combat operations.

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Maj. Paden Allen ’11

Served local Scouting programs as a Scoutmaster, committee chair, and merit badge counselor.

"Paden has consistently ranked in the highest echelons of his peers in the Air Force, distinguishing himself with several annual awards, and even winning [two] Air Force level award[s] for being the best in our career field."

LinkedIn: Paden Allen

Weapons officer, U.S. Air Force. Lead instructor pilot and tactical expert for 159th Fighter Squadron. Deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the military intervention against the Islamic State. Currently training to be an F-35 instructor pilot. U.S. Air Force Weapons School graduate.

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Capt. Maxwell Anthony ’12

Kadena Air Base immersion program and Special Olympics. Mentored Aggies on becoming an Air Force pilot.

"His tireless work ethic, dedication to service, and pursuit of continued excellence has propelled him as a standout among his peers as a United States Air Force officer and F-15C fighter pilot."

LinkedIn: Maxwell Anthony

CEO and co-founder, Proxi Interactive Maps. Custom, interactive map-making software born from need for parents to find homes offering safe trick-or-treating during COVID-19 pandemic. Former U.S. intelligence professional. Ph.D. candidate in human-centered engineering at University of Washington studying misinformation and disinformation on social media.

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Melinda McClure Haughey ’15

Serves on digital advisory boards, STEM mentorship and helping women start software companies.

"Her foundation as an Aggie has instilled a deep appreciation for a connected, global community and has influenced her tremendously in her seven years since graduation."

Twitter: @melindamcclure
Instagram: @mel.mcc
LinkedIn: Melinda Haughey

Associate professor, director of RISE lab, and technology transfer director of CTEDD, University of Texas at Arlington. Published 225 books and articles on infrastructure resilience, autonomous vehicles and construction performance.

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Dr. Sharareh 'Sherri' Kermanshachi ’16

Supports women pursuing education in STEM. Technical committee member for American Society of Civil Engineers (eight committees). Construction Management Association of America board member.

"Dr. Kermanshachi is an outstanding researcher among [civil] engineering faculties and researchers who will have a significant impact on the construction and maintenance cost, time, and safety of U.S. infrastructure projects."

Twitter: @skermanshachi
LinkedIn: Sherri Kermanshachi

CEO, Opifex LLC. Leads strategic business development, fee structures and sales team at Opifex, an Austin Business Journal fastest growing private company in Central Texas.

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Stefan Gresham ’18

Associated General Contractors Construction Leadership Council. Associated Builders and Contractors Emerging Leaders Group. Young Men’s Business League Austin.

"Stefan has excelled in the boardroom. He built one of the 100 largest Black-owned businesses in the [U.S] before he turned 26 years old."

Postdoctoral fellow, Northwestern University. Works with Nobel laureate Fraser Stoddart on nanotechnology and new adsorption for energy problems. The Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award. Forbes 30 Under 30.

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Dr. Liang Feng ’20

Promotes socioeconomic diversity and first-generation college students in STEM fields.

"Liang’s ability to collaborate with others and lead, combined with his innovative vision, interdisciplinary research experiences, and driving passion for doing work on challenges in chemistry and materials science, will take his career in exciting directions lying at the interfaces of porous materials, polymers, catalysis, and biomedicine."

Twitter: @liangfeng_chem
LinkedIn: Liang Feng


The Association of Former Students' 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight was created to recognize the contributions of young alumni. Award recipients must have graduated from Texas A&M University within the past 12 years and be leading by example in business and service. Nominate someone or complete your own profile March 27 to May 15.

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