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The Pine Tree Education Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni. Nomination forms are due by Friday, May 14, 2021. Distinguished Alumni will be honored at Pine Tree Homecoming. This form may be submitted electronically with scanned copies of supporting materials to [email protected] or this form and accompanying materials may be mailed to:
Pine Tree Education Foundation P. O. Box 5878, Longview, TX 75608
2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form Microsoft Word
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Dr. Varier is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Randall Children’s Northwest Gastroenterology in Portland, OR.
Dr. Varier graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorder; Biology. He earned his D.O. from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX and his M.S. at the University of Utah. Dr. Varier was a resident at the University of Missouri Kansas City/Children’s Mercy Hospital and pursed his fellowship at the University of Utah/Primary Children’s Medical Center.
Dr. Varier is a member of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, American Gastroenterology Association, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and American Academy of Pediatrics. He currently serves on the Legacy Health Partners; Quality and Membership Committee and NASPHGAN: Technology Committee.
Dr. Varier Is married to Pine Tree Alumni Laura Newman Varier, Class of 2000. The couple live in Portland, OR with their three children.
Dr. Guire is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Communications/Business and a Master of Arts in Mass Communication/Secondary Education. She earned her Doctor of Education from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Guire has 19 years of experience in education spanning from professor, high school teacher, dual credit instructor, course developer, and consultant.
In 1995, Dr. Guire earned a soccer scholarship to Stephen F. Austin State University. She played for the first ever women’s soccer team as SFA.
Dr. Guire has volunteered for multiple organizations including Founder and President of Team Teagan-Autism Awareness Non-Profit Organization, Fundraiser Charmian for PT Precision Drill Team Booster Club, East Texas Christian Annual Fundraiser Dinner, Cupid Project, Tornado Relief Group, Autism Speaks and the American Cancer Society.
In April 2019, Pine Tree Primary School received a $14,000 donation from Dr. Jessica Guire, Founder of Team Teagan nonprofit organization. The donation was used for the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) sensory room, playground equipment, classroom supplies, and two smart boards.
Tim Winn is the Director of Southland Holdings, LLC. Tim began his construction career in 1991 working with a survey crew in Longview, TX. Tim graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in Finance and Economics and was a three year letterman of the Red Raider football team. He joined Oscar Renda Contracting Inc. for 8 years before pursing ownership of Southland, a tunnel company with his business partner. The company acquired multiple other companies under the name of Southland Holding, LCC. Tim has worked on projects from New York to Hawaii. His devotion to ensuring successful project completions and going beyond client expectations helped him to expand his business into 22 additional states.
Tim has received numerous professional awards including two recent New Civil Engineer Tunneling Awards for Outstanding Contribution to a Project and Tunneling Project of the Year in 2017. Tim has volunteered for The Gatehouse Christ’s Haven Foster Home, Grace Like Rain Windridge Cumberland Presbyterian Children Home, Scottish Rite Texas Children’s Hospital and Highland Park United Methodist church. Tim married his high school sweetheart and Pine Tree ISD graduate, Nikki. Tim and his wife have three daughters, Katelinn, Allisen and Loren and currently live in the Dallas area.
Pine Tree Athletic Director, Coach Jody Berryhill writes, “Tim Winn is the absolute picture of how I would envision a Distinguished Alumni. Tim’s high school career can be described as a dedicated academic student, committed student athlete and an involved school leader by the example he led. The distinguished path he has left where he stands now is one we can hope for our future students to follow.”
Clint Hailey is the Senior Vice President, Chief Managed Care & ACO Officer for Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a large corporation which owns numerous hospitals and clinics. In high school, Clint played football for the Pirates during a memorial year, the fall of 1982, when the Pirates beat the Lobos for the first time. “Clint was an outstanding athlete and realized his athletic talent was his ticket to a college education” recalls Jan Riley.
During his senior year, he was offered a football scholarship to attend the University of Texas at Arlington. After UTA closed their football program, Clint was again offered a football scholarship to play for Texas Christian University. Clint earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Christian University, a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Texas A&M School of Law where he was on the Dean’s List during spring 1999, fall 1999 and fall 2000.
Clint is a member of the American Bar Association & Health Law Section, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Fellow (FACHE), Federation of American Hospitals Board of Governors and a Duke Health Sector Advisory Council. Clint has received several professional recognition's for his achievements including NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship Recipient and NCAA Region Six Academic All-American. He has volunteered at St. Andrew Catholic Church and the University Little League. Clint and his wife Amy have three children Kennedy, Madison and son Jackson. They currently live in the Fort Worth area.
Dr. Donald Crino, Class of 1982
Dr. Donald Crino was an anesthesiologist for Centrua Health in Colorado. Dr. Crino served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps where he graduated from Flight Surgeon School with honors. Dr. Crino served as President of the anesthesiologist group while at South Denver Anesthesia. Dr. Crino taught at his alma mater University of Colorado Medical School and served as Chief of Medical Staff at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. Dr. Crino has given generously to Food Bank of the Rockies to provide food and shelter for the homeless. He has donated time, skills and services to Face the Challenge and the medical missions to Vietnam. He is a dedicated father and husband and enjoys his immediate and extended family’s unending support and love.
On December 7, 2015, Don was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and since then has been unable to work as an anesthesiologist. He has undergone radical treatment for this currently-incurable disease. And even though the treatment was grueling, both physically and mentally, Don has persevered. Today, he continues to give back to the community by teaching full time at the CU Medical School. He teaches the innovative Problem-Based Learning class, a fairly recent concept that teaches medical students to think and reason like a physician while integrating what they are learning in the classroom with clinical case studies. Don sits on the CU Medical Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and the PBL course is one that the board fosters. Don praises God for this new avenue of service in his life.
Dr. Gina Mapes Jetter, Class of 1998
Dr. Gina Mapes Jetter is the Medical Director of the Epilepsy and Neurodiagnostic Laboratory at East Texas Medical Center, Medical Director of the Epilepsy Program at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center Northeast. Dr. Jetter is triple boarded in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy. Dr. Jetter specializes in patients with epilepsy and seizures. She is the only Epileptologist in the Tyler/Longview area.
Dr. Jetter serves on the Board of Directors of the GM2 Foundation. This Foundation was established along with her sister, Gretta Snowden, and brother, Adam Mapes as a non-profit organization in memory of their mother, Greta Mapes, to provide college scholarships. Dr. Jetter and her husband, Jonathan, have two sons, Jake and Luke.
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