Tarleton State University alumni (from left) Claudia Southern, Michael Basco, Dr. Dan McCoy, Kevin Kolbye, Clint Haggard and Dr. Cheryl Stenmark returned to campus for the annual Alumni Academic Forum to speak with current students about their university experiences and career paths upon graduation. Southern, of Granbury, graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1974 with a bachelor’s in communications. She went on to graduate from Tarleton in 1985 with her M.Ed. in guidance and counseling. In 1997 she became a licensed professional counselor for the state of Texas. She is also a certified mediator, trauma and loss school specialist and a family mediator. She received the Helen G. Fitzsimmons Award in Leadership.