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Class Notes Summer 2009

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’49 |

David L. and Bonnie Huprich Scharf ’47 live in Akron, Ohio. In February 2009, David retired as pastor emeritus at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church after 60 years in the ministry.

’50 |

Peter L. Berger, Brookline, Mass., is professor emeritus in the department of general instruction and research at Boston University.

Earl Chadwick ’65, ’69S

Earl Chadwick ’65, ’69S

’65 |

M. Earl Chadwick ’69S retired after 30 years of service with the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in Dayton, Ohio, where he managed an employment program, helped develop a community prison and oversaw the implementation of a justice information system. He lives in Miamisburg, Ohio.

David A. Mann has retired from his position as supply pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Traverse City, Mich.

The Rev. David Hinkelman ’66 and Professor Emeritus of Religion Cora Dice celebrated at a holiday concert at Paul’s Run Retirement Community in Philadelphia.

The Rev. David Hinkelman ’66 and Professor Emeritus of Religion Cora Dice celebrated at a holiday concert at Paul’s Run Retirement Community in Philadelphia.

’66 |

Samuel W. and Elise Hendrixson Barnhart recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They live in Fond du Lac, Wis., where they enjoy golfing, traveling and spending time with their family and friends.

’69 |

Robert R. Brown III, Brookfield, Wis., is a private banking underwriter with Wells Fargo, Milwaukee, Wis.

Nancy Shepherd Kickertz, Richmond, Calif., has retired from her position as associate director of neuroscience marketing at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Allen D. Jr. and Mimi Midboe Lodge live in Cypress, Texas. Allen has retired from Marathon Oil.

David E. Vlasak, Grosse Pointe, Mich., is manager of global investigations, corporate security and fire with the Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.

’70 |

Jeffrey E. Anthony is president and chief executive officer with Heritage Capital Management Inc., Boston, Mass.

Stephen L. Patrick, Dover, Ohio, is with Emmanuel Lutheran Church, New Philadelphia, Ohio.

’71 |

David P. Jr. and Dorothy Scott Anderson ’70 live in Lebanon, N.J. After a 39-year teaching career, Dotty retired on Jan. 1, 2009. The last 35 years, she taught fourth grade at the Bragg School in Chester, N.J.

James M. Funk, president of J.M. Funk & Assoc., an oil and gas business consulting firm in Sewickley, Pa., is a member of the board of directors with Range Resources Corp.

’72 |

Julia Reinberger Bates of Toledo, Ohio, has served as the prosecuting attorney for Lucas County, as an executive committee member of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association and as a member of the board of Crime Stoppers of Toledo. The governor of the State of Ohio has appointed her to the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Committee.

Kristin McLaughlin Culp has been named vice president of advancement at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. She continues as executive director of the Clark State Foundation and is responsible for marketing and college, legislative and public relations. Kristin has completed a term on the national board of the Council for Resource Development and serves as scholarship chair for the local Rotary Club.

’75 |

Kenneth C. Robinson is with FTI Healthcare in Brentwood, Tenn.

Mark Algren ’76 joined Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, James Harter, assistant vice president for International Education, Emporia State University (Kan.), and Earl Ingram II, vice chancellor, Troy (Ala.), University Global Campus, during the recent launch of the Iraq Education Initiative.

Mark Algren ’76 joined Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, James Harter, assistant vice president for International Education, Emporia State University (Kan.), and Earl Ingram II, vice chancellor, Troy (Ala.), University Global Campus, during the recent launch of the Iraq Education Initiative.

 

’76 |

Mark S. Algren is associate director of the Applied English Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He represented the university at ceremonies in Baghdad to launch the Iraq Education Initiative.

F. Thomas Lichner was honored by the Moravian Theological Seminary, Allentown, Pa., for his parish ministry at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, Pa., his counseling ministry with the Moravian Church, Northern Province, and his programs in spiritual direction and counseling in the Lehigh Valley. Thomas lives in Macungie, Pa.

John P. Tafaro has been named president of Chatfield College in St. Martin, Ohio.

Milton O. Thompson lives and works in Indianapolis, Ind. He is president of Grand Slam Companies, vice president of corporate affairs with PinPoint Resources and a practicing attorney with SweetinBleeke.

’77 |

William H. Bunnelle and Leslie Evans live in Mundelein, Ill. Leslie is an HR manager with Convergint Technologies in Schaumburg, Ill.

Carl R. and Deborah Burton Coburn ’78 reside in Cincinnati, Ohio. Carl, a CPA, has been named president of Clark, Schaefer Hackett and Co., a regional accounting firm.

Sue Robinson Schneider is a band director at Greece Arcadia High School, Rochester, N.Y.

’78 |

Keith A. and Katherine Ruhmkorff Wegner ’79 live in Golden, Colo. Katherine is an information developer at Hewlett Packard Co., Boulder, Colo.

Kathleen Hartley Wold is minister of music at First United Methodist Church, Gulfport, Miss.

’81 |

Scott F. and Lizbeth “Betsy” Gast Rechel live in Worthington, Ohio. Scott is president of SOLUT! in Lewis Center, Ohio.

Ann E.C. Rinderknecht has married Ronald Miko. They live in Columbia, S.C.

’82 |

Peter L. Newcomb, Summit, N.J., is a contributing editor with Vanity Fair Magazine, New York, N.Y.

’83 |

Jennifer Hufnagle Coldiron is project manager, bids and proposals with CompassLearning, Austin, Texas.

Paul T. and Laurie Baxter DeLong ’85 live in Fairport, N.Y. Paul is director of Anixter, Rochester, N.Y.

’84 |

Class Reunion, Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2009

David T. Jr. and Jenny Miller Estle ’83 live in Tybee Island, Ga. David is a radiologist with Chatham Radiologist PA, Savannah, Ga.

Kimberly B. Hogan is principal/national corporate partnerships with KHoganMedia, San Francisco, Calif.

Lee A. and Doris Sullivan Stockhaus ’85 live in Lima, Ohio, where Lee is the instructional building coach at West Middle School. Doris, who teaches first grade at Independence Elementary School, earned her master’s degree in education from Bluffton University on Aug. 22, 2008.

’85 |

Michael R. Henry is a partner with vistrio in Westlake, Ohio.

Karen Potts Vazquez ’87 and Cathy Sagraves Krizner ’87, their husbands and nine children enjoyed vacation in Nags Head, N.C., in 2008.

Karen Potts Vazquez ’87 and Cathy Sagraves Krizner ’87, their husbands and nine children enjoyed vacation in Nags Head, N.C., in 2008.

’86 |

T. Brian Fahy works for the Berkshire Insurance Group in Great Barrington, Mass.

Richard A. Fuchs, Laguna Beach, Calif., is a senior vice president with United Healthcare, Cypress, Calif.

Gayle Morton Holtman, vice president for programs with VSA arts of Indiana in Indianapolis, Ind., has been honored by the National Arts Education Association and the Art Education Association of Indiana as Indiana’s Special Needs Art Educator. She lives in North Salem, Ind.

Jonathan E. Lowry and his wife, Carolyn, welcomed the birth of Kate Skidmore on Nov. 15, 2008. They live in Indianapolis, Ind.

Kristine K. Rittichier is a pediatrician in Boerne, Texas. She has been selected as a member of the 2008 class of the Wauseon Athletic Hall of Fame in Ohio.

Eric G. and Diane Avers Saupe live in Lewis Center, Ohio. Diane is the church visitation director with Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services, Columbus, Ohio.

’88 |

Class Reunion, Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2009

Larry K. Homan is a sales executive with the Derringer Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sarah Hettinger Wallace, Dublin, Ohio, is the office manager and bookkeeper at TechnoPlas Inc., Columbus, Ohio.

’89 |

Class Reunion, Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2009

John G. and Susan Batty Birle live in Lake Mary, Fla. John is a business manager with Entec Polymers LLC, Orlando, Fla.

Gregory M. Klaben of Scotts Valley, Calif., is vice president of investor relations with Plantronics Investor Relations, Santa Cruz, Calif.

Stephen Shanor ’90

Stephen Shanor ’90

’90 |

Class Reunion, Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2009

Stephen S. and Heidi Koenig Shanor ’91 live in Roswell, N.M., where Stephen is associated with Atwood, Malone, Turner P.A. He has been sworn in as president-elect of the State Bar of New Mexico 2009 Board of Bar Commissioners. In October 2008, Heidi was awarded her master’s degree in education technology from Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass. She teaches third grade at Military Heights Elementary School.

’91 |

Kimberly Warner Bottoms, Burlingame, Calif., and her husband, Dave, announce the birth of their third child, Callie Jane, on Jan. 29, 2009.

Michelle Hill Stevens, Mason, Ohio, is a chartered financial analyst with Riazzi Asset Management LLC, Dayton, Ohio.

’92 |

Megan Saum Brantley of Babson Park, Fla., is with the SYKES Corp., Tampa, Fla.

Elizabeth Stickney Devicchi and her husband, Fausto, announce the birth of William Giacomo on Feb. 12, 2009. They live in Wausau, Wis.

Gregg S. Fulmer is a hospitalist, emergency room physician and director of the Coumadin Clinic at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

’93 |

Erica Workman Gonzales is director of Christian education at the Karl Road Christian Church, Columbus, Ohio.

’94 |

Eric W. VanAtta, Olive Branch, Miss., is an outsourced operations manager with XO Communications, Memphis, Tenn.

Kelly Evans Wilson of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, owns and operates Seniors Helping Seniors, a new franchise which has developed a network of seniors to help one another to stay as self-sufficient for as long as possible in their own homes.

Horton H. Hobbs III, professor of biology, caught up with some alumni during the annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society held in Grand Rapids, Mich., May 17-23. From left, they included Mary Wilson Ogdahl ‘00, Kevin Simon ‘91, Hobbs, Rob Payn, Dan McGarvey ‘97 and Nick Jeremiah ‘94. Sherry Rainery Martin ‘95 and Andy Turner ‘85 also attended.

Horton H. Hobbs III, professor of biology, caught up with some alumni during the annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society held in Grand Rapids, Mich., May 17-23. From left, they included Mary Wilson Ogdahl ‘00, Kevin Simon ‘91, Hobbs, Rob Payn, Dan McGarvey ‘97 and Nick Jeremiah ‘94. Sherry Rainery Martin ‘95 and Andy Turner ‘85 also attended.

’95 |

Brenda Eagan Brown of New Castle, Pa., worked as a private brain injury educational consultant before becoming Brain STEPS School’s re-entry statewide program coordinator.

Gregg E. Savage, Huntington Beach, Calif., teaches with the Newport Mesa Unified School District in Newport Beach, Calif.

’96 |

Manuel and Christa Mansholt Choy live in Flemington, N.J. Manuel is a director with Johnson and Johnson Health Care Systems, Piscataway, N.J.

Tracy L. Clements, Boston, Mass., is an audio script/copywriter with Silverlink Communications, Burlington, Mass.

Kimberly Yandora Matthews is an environmental scientist with RTI International, Raleigh, N.C.

Aaron A. and Angela McLarty Seamon ’98 live in Upper Arlington, Ohio. Aaron, a financial services lawyer with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., Columbus, Ohio, has been named a principal with the firm. He has also been selected as a “Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers.

Tommy and Nina Goforth Kearns ’97 with their sons, William, 2, and Thomas, 4

Tommy and Nina Goforth Kearns ’97 with their sons, William, 2, and Thomas, 4

’97 |

Seth C. and Shelley Nelson Bridger ’99 are Lutheran pastors serving E.L.C.A. congregations in southern Georgia. Seth is with Abundant Life Community Church in Pooler, Ga. Shelley is pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church in Springfield, Ga., where they reside.

David H. Caldwell and his wife, Cheryl, announce the birth of their third daughter, Paige Catherine, Dec. 3, 2008. They live in Batavia, Ohio.

Aaron A. Seamon ’96

Aaron A. Seamon ’96

 

 

Tommy N. and Nina Goforth Kearns live in Fort Thomas, Ky., where they coach the Highlands High School girls’ varsity soccer team. The team, which has been in the state title match several times, was the 2008 Kentucky state runner-up.

’98 |

Kelly J. Blanton, Indianapolis, Ind., is an advanced human resources representative with Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, Merrillville, Ind.

Stuart J. and Erika Johnson Hayes ’96 reside in Canton, Conn. Stuart is an actuarial consultant with Towers Perrin.

’99 |

Class Reunion, Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2009

Gina K. Aldridge married Brian Clear on April 5, 2008. They live in Radcliff, Ky., where Gina is associated with the Hardin County Schools at North Hardin High School. In 2007, she earned her master’s degree in education administration from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky.

In 2008, Kelly M. Branam received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. She is an assistant professor in anthropology at St. Cloud University in Minnesota.

Bryan D. Craig heads the advertising, Web site maintenance and service management at Mershon’s World of Cars, Springfield, Ohio.

Aaron T. and Jennifer Majcher Groth ’00 announce the birth of Abigail Grace, Dec. 30, 2008. They live in Springfield, Ohio. Aaron is a family practice physician in Enon, Ohio. Jen teaches elementary school in Urbana, Ohio.

David A. and LeeAnne Davidson Leman ’97 announce the birth of Miles David on Jan. 17, 2008. They live in Worthington, Ohio.

’00 |

Nicki R. Herd married Steve Walker, Sept. 4, 2008. They live in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where Nicki is an account executive with TBWA Abu Dhabi.

Matthew O. Hutchinson is an attorney with Shindler, Neff, Holmes, Schlageter and Mohler LLP, in Toledo, Ohio.

Jeannette A. Messich married Matt Loretitsch on Dec. 27, 2008. They live in Akron, Ohio, where Jeannette teaches sixth-grade science at Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Carey L. Oakes, Covington, Ohio, is a development/real estate manager with Cash America International Inc., Dayton, Ohio.

Elisabeth L. Wade is deputy director of the graduate partnerships program in the Office of Intramural Training and Education at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Betsey lives in Washington, D.C.

’01 |

Kimberly Copeland Bader, Gahanna, Ohio, and her husband, Greg, welcomed a daughter, Abigail Elisabeth, on Nov. 17, 2008. Kim is an academic counselor at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Krista A. Eyler married Kenneth Strickland on Sept. 13, 2008. They live in St. Petersburg, Fla. Krista is an immigration attorney with Neil F. Lewis, P.A., Tampa, Fla.

Michael P. and Jane Curtis Falcone live in North Caldwell, N.J. Jane is an HR generalist with Nestle Infant Nutrition-Gerber Products in Florham Park, N.J.

Kyle E. Kirkpatrick is an operations executive with Target, Columbus, Ohio.

Scott M. and Deanna Carlson Ness ’99 live in Grove City, Ohio, where Scott is an associate pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Shannon J. O’Keefe, an attorney, has been appointed to represent the First Ward on the Greece Town Board in New York. Shannon was an assistant district attorney for the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office before she entered private practice.

Before moving to Ballston Spa, N.Y., Amanda Hurst Treadwell received her master’s degree in education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. She is a senior academic review specialist at Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

’02 |

Amanda Peters Barth is associate director of M.B.A. admissions at the College of William and Mary, Mason School of Business, in Williamsburg, Va.

Brian L. Gratsch is manager of the flagship service center with Dayton Freight Lines in Ohio.

Ann Gentile Murdock, Westerville, Ohio, is a researcher at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio.

’03 |

Class Reunion, Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2009

Rebecca A. Barry has married John V. Arsena ’04. They live in Cleveland, Ohio. John is an estimator with ACME Arsena.

Andrew M. Buss, Powell, Ohio, is with Keller Williams Realty, Worthington, Ohio.

Heather Phillips Fischer teaches at Monroe Elementary School in London, Ohio.

Debra J. Jackson, Columbus, Ind., is a human services consultant with the State of Indiana Department of Child Services, Indianapolis, Ind.

Brian C. and Erin Gallagher Kuhn ’04 live in Springfield, Ohio. Brian is principal at Hustead Elementary School with the Greenon Local School District.

Lucinda R. Morgan, the coordinator of language development at the Grand Canadian Academy High School in Nanjing, China, received her master’s of education in educational policy studies degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in December 2008. She is now pursuing her Ph.D. in educational policy studies there.

LaRissa A. O’Neal, Aurora, Ill., is a district manager with RadioShack, Lombard, Ill.

Jessica S. Paumier married Lewis W. Biscamp on Sept. 27, 2008. They live in Chicago, Ill., where Jessica is a freelance editor.

Rachel Tune, Matevia Endowed University Pastor, served as sponsor for 2004 alumnus Mark Huber’s ordination, May 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Worchester, Mass.

Rachel Tune, Matevia Endowed University Pastor, served as sponsor for 2004 alumnus Mark Huber’s ordination, May 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Worchester, Mass.

’04 |

Class Reunion, Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2009

Richelle Pfeifer Heilmann is a vault teller with USBank, Vancouver, Wash.

Elizabeth A. Hines is a GIS analyst I with the City of Thornton, Colo.

Luke T. Martinson is a field biologist/wetland specialist with Western Ecosystems Technology Inc., Cheyenne, Wyo.

Paul B. Wilson lives in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he is a manager of demand planning with Del Monte.

Patrick J. Foley Jr. ’05 performs with The Kells, a traditional Irish music band.

Patrick J. Foley Jr. ’05 performs with The Kells, a traditional Irish music band.

’05 |

Class Reunion, Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2009

Lindsey M. Cheek, Chicago, Ill., is pursuing her master’s degree in elementary education at DePaul University School of Education.

Jennifer M. Fleming is director of investment operations with Berlin Atlantic Capital AG,
Atlanta, Ga.

Miranda R. Hoover married Adam Kerr on Jan 2, 2009. Miranda attends Florida Atlantic University and is employed by Ocean Research and Conservation Association in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Marilyn Weese Kissell is a business transformation consultant with IBM working at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn, Ohio. She lives in Springfield, Ohio.

Blair B. Ufer is with the career center at the American University in Washington, D.C.

’06 |

Jennifer Brubaker DeCerbo, Dayton, Ohio, is a materials chemist at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Megan R. Hottle teaches at the Wilbur Wright Middle School in Dayton, Ohio.

Graham H. Ketcham announces the birth of Kaylee Grace, Dec. 10, 2008. They live in Ashland, Ohio, where Graham is a research biologist with the WIL Research Laboratories.

Jonathan G. Scruggs is a coach with the Maryland Hurricanes, a regional girls’ AAU basketball club in the Baltimore area.

Eric M. Shonkwiler, Springfield, Ohio, is a quarterfinalist in Amazon.com’s Breakthrough Novel Award contest. His entry is titled Long Way Home.

’07 |

Christopher H. Keller is a member of City Year Corps, a federal program that gives youths the opportunity to tutor, mentor, and serve as role models for children in 18 U.S. locations and Johannesburg, South Africa. He resides in Bucyrus, Ohio.

Jessica L. Knepp, Huber Heights, Ohio, is with the Tecumseh Local Schools, New Carlisle, Ohio.

Sarah K. Knueven, Lewis Center, Ohio, teaches kindergarten with the W.C. Cupe Family of Schools, Columbus, Ohio.

Anne D. Nichols is a family services and faith relations representative with Habitat for Humanity, Springfield, Ohio.

’08 |

Catharine B. Downing is an administrative assistant with George K. Baum & Co., Columbus, Ohio.

Gregory A. Harris is an assistant hall director at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind.

William W. Lampkin, Los Angeles, Calif., is an executive assistant with Irwin Entertainment, West Hollywood, Calif.

Robert P. Mansour II teaches Spanish at the Eisenhower Ninth Grade Campus in Houston, Texas.

Bradley M. Wilson, New Carlisle, Ohio, is a marketing communications specialist with Qbase Inc., Dayton, Ohio.

 

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