Spring 2006

Class Notes

Comings, goings, appointments, retirements, honors, accolades and other personal alumni news. Former students are designated by fs. Honorary alumni are noted as hn. Wichita State University Alumni Association members are identified by an asterisk (*). Membership dues support alumni publications as well as other programs and services that support higher education at Wichita State.

D. Cramer Reed ’37, BIO, retired pediatric urologist who helped establish the College of Health Professions at WSU and the KU School of Medicine and who served as director of medical development for Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, has been named to the Wichita North High School Hall of Fame. Reed resides in Wichita.*

J. Katherine “Kaki” (Israel) Jackson ’39, PSYCH, a retired real estate broker, was featured in The Wichita Eagle newspaper article “Boathouse Memories,” in which she recalls Wichita’s Riverside Boathouse, built and operated for decades by the Israel family. She lives in Wichita.*

Erwin E. Knocke ’51, PE/R, retired insurance and real estate agent for United Agency, was awarded the 2005 Kansas Economic Development Alliance Volunteer of the Year Award for his service to community in economic development. He lives in Arkansas City, Kan.

Jay C. Decker ’56, MUS ED, Wichita State professor emeritus of music who conducted the Wichita Symphony Orchestra in October 2005, is slated to conduct the Twilight Pops concert at the Wichita River Festival in May 2006. He lives in Wichita.*

Wayne W. Kahmeyer ’56, ACCT, has retired as corporate controller from Berco Resources LLC in Denver. He lives in Castle Rock. Colo.*

Isidore “Issy” C. Umscheid ’58, BUS, owner of Two Pony Trading Post in Wichita, has been recognized with the James E. West Fellowship Award for his service as an advisor to the Boy Scouts Explorer Post 502. Umscheid lives in Wichita.

Shirley Knight fs ’57, award-winning actress who made her Broadway debut in 1964 and went on to star in Kennedy’s Children, for which she won a Tony, made a rare stage appearance in 2005 in an Off-Broadway production of British playwright Deborah Grimberg’s Metropolitan Theatre Award-winning comedy Cycling Past the Matterhorn. Knight, who was also seen in a fall 2005 episode of the hit ABC-TV series “Desperate Housewives,” lives in Tarzana, Calif.

Charles W. Hubbard ’59, M EAS, retired Derby, Kan., school district superintendent, has received an award of excellence from Derby Mayor Dion Avello for his long-standing service to the city. Hubbard resides in Derby.

Billy “B.J.” Carson ’61, EL E, has retired as a  manager at Lockheed Martin. He lives in Merritt Island, Fla.*

George N. Fotopulos ’61, MKT, has retired as an account executive and beverage management consultant from Young & Co. Advertising in Springfield, Mo., where he also resides.

Joyce M. (Metzinger) Markley ’61, EL ED, ’61 SOC, a playwright who has produced 13 original plays, including three musicals, during the past 15 years, had her drama Dovetail performed at Wichita Community Theatre in October 2005. She lives in Wichita.*

Gary W. Clark ’64, AERON E, has retired as a manager from the Boeing Co. in Long Beach, Calif. He resides in Signal Hill, Calif.*

Nancy J. (Okerberg) Kerr ’64, MUS, ’91 M MUS P, a retired educator, plays the cello with the Hutchinson, Kan., community symphony. She lives in Pratt, Kan.*

John D. Benjamin ’65, POL SCI, an area sales manager for Capital One Auto Finance in Tulsa, Okla., serves as president of Executives of Tulsa. Benjamin lives in Bixby, Okla.*

John R. Morton ’66, SEC ED, ’68 M SED ED, superintendent of schools in Newton, Kan., has been named 2006 Superintendent of the Year by the Kansas Association of School Administrators. He lives in North Newton, Kan.*

Israel “Morrie” M. Mudrick ’67, M ADM, has retired as a divisional staff engineer at IBM, Silver Spring, Md. He lives in The Villages, Fla.*

Thomas “Tom” S. Coke ’68, SOC, a manufacturing engineer at Boeing and the author of a number of Western history articles, has had his book about the cow town days of Caldwell, Kan., Caldwell: Kansas Border Town, published by Heritage Books. Coke lives in Belle Plain, Kan.

Jean M. (Harris) Graber ’68, EL ED, has retired after almost four decades of teaching from the Kingman, Kan., school system. She lives in Pretty Prairie, Kan.

James “Jim” T. Hamilton II ’68, ACCT, is senior executive vice president for American Trust & Savings Bank in Dubuque, Iowa, where he also resides.

Sally I. (Ludvickson) Roberts ’68, CDS, University of Kansas associate professor, is the recipient of the University Continuing Education Association Great Plains Excellence in Teaching Award, which was presented this past fall in Chicago. The award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding teaching and service to continuing education. Roberts resides in Shawnee, Kan.*

Doris J. (Seth) Ylander ’68, M EL ED, a retired teacher and reading specialist, is an active community volunteer, serving on the board of trustees of Shepherd’s Center of West Wichita, assisting the Women’s Association of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra with its Young People’s Concerts and Symphony Showhouse fundraiser and working as a library volunteer coordinator at her church. She lives Wichita.*

E. George Fahnestock ’69, ADM, CEO of Fahnestock Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric in Wichita, serves as chairman of the board for the Lord’s Diner, a nonprofit organization that has served more than half a million free meals in its four-year history. Fahnestock resides in Wichita.*

Steven L. Naylor ’69, ADM, vice president and director of information technology services at the Federal Home Loan Bank in Topeka, Kan., has been named one of Computerworld magazine’s top 100 IT leaders. He lives in Topeka, Kan.*

Martha “Marni” T. (Tasheff) Vliet ’70, SEC ED, ’77 M SEC ED, president of the Kansas Health Foundation, a private philanthropic organization with a mission of improving the health of all Kansans, has announced the foundation’s pledge of $30 million to establish the Kansas Health Foundation Leadership Center, planned to open by spring 2007 in Wichita. Vliet lives in Wichita.*

Rodney K. Brown ’71, BUS ADM, ’73 M BUS ADM, president and CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust, has been elected to a three-year term as a member of the board of directors of the American Bankers Association. He lives in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Marla J. (McManis) Flentje ’71, ANTHRO, ’86 M PUB ADM, is a senior consultant for the Austin Peter Group in Wichita, where she also resides.

David J. Haight ’71, M HIST, an archivist at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kan., works with declassification and other access issues, provides reference service for scholars and other members of the public, and conducts archival processing. Recently, he completed processing a collection that documents global psychological warfare during War War II. Haight lives in Abilene.

Barbara A. Mackey ’71, M EAS, a longtime Wichita educator who has run her own school improvement consulting business since 1998, has been appointed by Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to serve on the 2010 Commission. Members of the commission will advise the legislature on school and school-funding issues.

Stan G. Brannan ’72, EL E, serves as vice president for new business development for Heartland Technologies Inc. in Wichita. Heartland Technologies, which makes the air purification system called Purifan, has posted a three-year growth rate of 107 percent and was named No. 7 in Wichita’s Metro Awards in December 2005. The Metro Awards, which are sponsored by Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC, WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and the Wichita Business Journal, honor the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the greater Wichita area. Brannan resides in Wichita.

Gary K. Montague ’72, M POL SCI, has retired after 31 years of service as city manager of Shawnee, Kan., where he also lives.

Valarie R. Swarts ’72, SEC ED, Slippery Rock University communications professor who teaches visual literacy, argumentation and communication theory, serves as national president of Zeta Phi Eta, a communication arts and sciences professional fraternity. She lives in Grove City, Pa.

Janet E. Bahr ’73, NURS, associate vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla., is serving the university as interim vice president for academic affairs. She lives in Tahlequah.*

Diane M. Brown ’73, BUS ED, works in the escrow office of the Smith County Title Co. in Tyler, Texas. She lives in Lindale, Texas.

Marlene (Batt) Dreiling ’73, NURS, ’78 M NURS, is executive director of Wichita’s Guadalupe Clinic, a free medical clinic for adults who do not have health benefits. Dreiling lives in Wichita.

Wilmer “Wil” E. Goering II ’73, POL SCI, is an attorney and partner with the law firm of Alcorn Goering Sage in Madison, Ind., where he lives.*

Steven B. Harper ’73, BUS ADM, is a founder of Network Management Group Inc., a pioneer in e-mail security and management, and based in Hutchinson, Kan. Harper lives in Hutchinson.

Donald “Don” S. Inbody ’73, MUS ED, ’77 M MUS ED, a captain in the U.S. Navy, is professor of naval science and commanding officer of the Naval ROTC Unit at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Buda, Texas.*

James R. Janson ’73, EL E, who retired as a Vulcan Chemicals production supervisor, has begun a second career in education and now teaches electronic engineering technology at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan. He lives Wichita.*

Milton “Bud” B. Moore ’73, PE, ’83 M EAS, who heads the Sharon Learning Center in Sharon, Kan., has been named to the Kansas At-Risk Advisory Council, whose members will evaluate education services for at-risk students and report their findings to the governor by October 2007. He resides in Medicine Lodge, Kan.

Richard T. Ballinger ’74, PSYCH, has been reappointed Sedgwick County chief judge by the Kansas Supreme Court. Ballinger, who will serve  a new two-year term in office, has been a judge since 1992. He lives in Derby, Kan.

Clinton R. Koker ’74, BUS ADM, is CEO of Koker, Goodwin & Associates, which has posted a three-year growth rate of 73.5 percent and was recognized as the No. 12 company in the 2005 Metro Awards competition. Sponsored by Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC, WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and the Wichita Business Journal, the Metro Awards honor the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the greater Wichita area. Koker resides in Wichita.*

Arthur V. Moore ’74, AJ, is regional manager for Industrial Sales in Omaha, Neb., where he lives.

Neal J. Pfeiffer ’74, CHEM, ’77 M MCH E ’80 PHD ENG, of Raytheon Aircraft Co., Wichita, has received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ 2005 Piper General Aviation Award, which is presented for outstanding contributions leading to advancement in general aviation. He lives in Wichita.*

Patrick J. Schneweis ’74, ACCT, is the director of information systems for Sherwood Construction Co. in Wichita, where he also lives.

James “Jim” M. French ’75, ENG L/LIT, a Reno County farmer, also works as the special projects coordinator for the Kansas Rural Center. He lives in Partridge, Kan.

J. Michael “Mike” Goodwin ’75, ACCT, is a partner in Koker, Goodwin & Associates, which has posted a three-year growth rate of 73.5 percent and was recognized as the No. 12 company in the 2005 Metro Awards competition. Sponsored by Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC, WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and the Wichita Business Journal, the Metro Awards honor the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the greater Wichita area. Goodwin resides in Wichita.*

Arneatha K. Martin ’75, NURS, ’80 M NURS, co-founder and retired CEO for Wichita’s Center for Health and Wellness, has been appointed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to the Kansas Health Policy Authority. Martin resides in Wichita.*

Michael “Mike” L. Androes ’76, AA AJ, ’82 AJ, who retired in 2002 after 28 years as a law enforcement professional, now covers law-enforcement and business news as a staff writer for the McPherson Sentinel. He lives in McPherson, Kan.

Rebecca “Becky” L. Ediger ’76, AA PA, ’83 PA, has retired from the U.S. Secret Service. She lives in Wichita.*

David “Dave” P. Jirrels ’76, POL SCI, ’76 FREN is vice president and director of Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home in Baytown, Texas, where he lives.*

Steven “Steve” L. Kohler ’76, BIO SCI, is director of environmental studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he lives.*

Clark F. Lindstrom ’76, POL SCI, a senior regional property manager with The Peterson Companies headquartered in Shawnee Mission, Kan., is serving a two-year term as regional vice president of the Institute of Real Estate Management. He lives in Wichita.

Stanley “Stan” J. Scott ’76, SEC ED, has created a new human-relations game named Talk In A Box, comprised of a deck of 300 questions designed to stimulate fun and meaningful conversation. Scott lives in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Beth A. Tully ’76, CDS, owns Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates in Wichita, where she also lives.

Linward “Lin” Appling ’77, M POL SCI, who is employed with the Public Service Commission, serves on the board of directors of Homemaker Health Care Inc. He lives in Jefferson City, Mo.

Dean C. Corrin ’77, SP, associate dean of theater at DePaul University in Chicago, has had his comic play Expectations performed at the Wichita Center for the Arts. He lives in Chicago.*

Diane M. (Thomas) Lincoln ’77, M S ART/P, WSU director of decorative arts, and the 17 students enrolled in her 2005 fall-semester watercolor class created an acrylic-on-canvas painting for a Rose Hill, Kan., home featured on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” She lives in Wichita.

Jeffery “Jeff” L. Redelfs ’77, ACCT, has been promoted to general manager for H.D. Smith in Fort Worth, Texas. He lives in Mansfield, Texas.

Donald “Don” E. Weesner ’77, MED TECH, a biological science officer with 22 years of military service, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He lives in Wichita.

Leo E. Waner ’77, ACCT, is chief financial officer for Marshfield DoorSystems in Marshfield, Wis. He lives in Waunakee, Wis.

Janice A. Klein ’78, MUS ED, is a secondary special education teacher in Ensign, Kan. She lives in Dodge City, Kan.*

Gregory B. Parker ’78, S ART/P, showed acrylic paintings in the President’s Art Gallery in Darbeth Fine Arts Center at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan. He lives in Wichita.

Charles W. Sexson ’78, M AJ, retired assistant director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, serves on a team charged with conducting an independent review of the Topeka, Kan., narcotics unit. He lives in Topeka.

Kathleen “Kathy” A. (Olson) Smallwood ’78, S ART/C, owns Smallwood Pottery in Wichita and showed her porcelain vases at Botanica, the Wichita Gardens’ annual fundraising art fair Gallery in the Gardens. She lives in Wichita.

Chris Brunner ’79, M S ART/SC, owner of Chris Brunner Design in Wichita, had a dozen steel and stone sculptures featured in the Wichita Center for the Arts’ Winter Exhibition. He resides in Wichita.

Melinda “Mindy” S. (Bergner) Carls ’79, FLD MJR, edits the Orion Gazette and the Cambridge Chronicle, two weekly newspapers in western Illinois. She lives in Orion, Ill.*

Douglas “Doug” E. Linnebur ’79, BUS ADM, lives in Lenexa, Kan., where he manages tactical market planning for the John Deere Ag Marketing Center.*

Douglas “Doug” P. Smith ’79, AJ, is assistant   professor of criminal justice for Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan. He lives in Salina, Kan.

Jackie L. (Ratts) Wise ’79, GEN ST, general manager for Entercom Communications and is on the Kansas Association of Broadcasters board of directors. She lives in Mulvane, Kan.*

Randy G. Adamson ’80, ACCT, is controller for Perma-Chink Systems Inc. in Redmond, Wash. He lives in Issaquah, Wash.

Susan M. (Crawshaw) Bane ’80, S aART/P, is assistant director of Literacy Resources of the Metropolitan Area, a nonprofit organization that helps adults in central Kansas learn to read and write. She lives in Wichita.*

Larry D. Bulla ’80, AJ, former security supervisor for Dillons in Hutchinson, Kan., won three of four categories in the Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-off in Wichita in November 2005. He lives in Mount Hope, Kan.

J. Michael “Mike” Lamb ’80, SOC, associate vice president for planned giving at the WSU Foundation has been awarded the professional  designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive. He lives in Hesston, Kan.*

Sharon (Barnett) Lindenbaum ’80, M ACCT, is vice president for business administration at the Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Mo. She lives in Leawood, Kan.

Alan V. Reed ’80, BIO SCI, an orthodontist in Salina, Kan., where he also resides, is a car enthusiast who sports an oversized garage full of rare Pontiacs, including one Pontiac that never was: a 1962 Catalina “bubbletop” crafted by Reed and one of his longtime friends, car-builder Dave Betthauser.

David W. Daniels ’81, MCH E, owns Wichita Burner Inc., a company that sells and installs commercial boilers and the control systems that run them. He lives in Wichita.

Monty L. Fetterolf ’81, CHEM, lives in Aiken, S.C., where he is professor of chemistry and department chair at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. He and his wife, Cathy Cobb, co-authored the book The Joy of Chemistry, which was published by Prometheus Books in Feb. 2005.*

Robert “Bob” N. Gessler ’81, BUS ADM, has served as historian for Amen Clinics Inc. in Fairfield, Calif., since 1989 and for the Fairfield Clinic since 2000. He lives in Vacaville, Calif.

Joleen K. (King) Goff ’81, ART ED, showed fiber artworks at Botanica, the Wichita Gardens’ annual fundraising art fair Gallery in the Gardens. Goff lives in Warrensburg, Mo.

Randolph “Randy” P. Johnston ’81, M COMP SCI, lives in Hutchinson, Kan., where he founded, co-owns and is executive vice president of Network Management Group Inc. One of the company’s offerings is an e-mail management program called DoubleCheck, which has helped make the firm an industry leader in fighting spam.

D. Shawn Sullivan ’81, ACCT, a CPA, is vice president of tax services at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik in Wichita. He lives in Haysville, Kan.

Janet L. Wilson ’81, NURS, ’91, M NURS, U.S. Army deputy commander for nursing, has been promoted to the rank of colonel. She lives in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.*

Douglas “Doug” R. Billings ’82, M S ART/PR, a printmaker who uses many techniques, including stone and plate lithographs, solar plate prints, collagraphs, monoprints and relief printmaking, exhibited prints in “Works on Paper 2005” at Wichita’s Gallery XII. He lives in Wichita.

Kevin G. Brown ’82, BUS, president and COO for T&E Oil Co., Hutchinson, Kan., serves on the board of First National Bank of Hutchinson.

Shelley A. (Stamm) Duncan ’82, PSYCH, ’87 M PSYCH, is president and CEO of Youthville, an agency that works with children and their families in Newton, Kan. She lives in Wichita.

Linda E. Jensen ’82, NURS, assistant professor of nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Kearney Division and member of the state’s Behavioral Health Reform Commission, was named Nurse of the Year 2005 by the Nebraska Nurses Association. She lives in Kearney, Neb.

Chester “Chet” B. Kozak ’82, PA, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air National Guard, is deployed overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. A physician assistant, Kozak is normally assigned to the 139th Medical Group, Roscrans Field, St. Joseph, Mo.

John R. Provenzano ’82, CHEM BUS, an oral surgeon based in Wichita, helped provide free dental services to thousands of Kansans who participated in the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation’s fifth event, the Kansas Mission of Mercy, which took place Jan. 27-28 at the Kansas Coliseum.

Gregory “Greg” P. Wells ’82, ACCT, formerly with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, where he developed the law firm’s real estate practice in China, has joined Deutsche Bank as director and head of Commercial Real Estate, China, headquartered in Shanghai, where Wells resides.*

Joan S. Beren ’83, M LIB S, a philanthropist known for her work with WSU and the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation, was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Wichita Chapter in 2005 as the area’s top philanthropist. Beren lives in Wichita.*

Debora K. (Matula) Castillo ’83, BIO SCI, is the dental director of Presbyterian Medical Services in Questa, N.M., where she also lives.

Marie T. Fida ’83, JOURN, lives in Carrollton, Texas, where she is a freelance writer and a buyer for JC Penney Inc.

Michael W. Hofmann ’83, ACCT, ’84 M BUS ADM, is vice president and chief risk officer for Koch Industries Inc., Wichita. He lives in Benton, Kan.

William B. Cooper ’84, AJ, is district manager for Rental Service Corp. in Manassas, Va. He lives in Haymarket, Va.*

Rebah J. (Cross) Hubbard fs ’84, a retired teacher and librarian who served for 14 years as Kansas Department of Education director of materials for the visually impaired and blind, has received an award of excellence from Derby, Kan., Mayor Dion Avello for her service to the city.

R. Allan Lytton ’84, SOC S, has been promoted to technical trooper and assigned as public resource officer for the Kansas Highway Patrol’s Troop D. Lytton lives in Hays, Kan.

Umesh M. Patel ’84, BUS ADM, is executive vice president at Mahajay Investments LTD in Seguin, Texas. He lives in New Braunfels, Texas.

Cynthia M. (Decker) Walker ’84, NURS, ’96 M NURS, ’01 SP NURS, an advanced practice nurse for the cardiovascular heart failure program at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita, has been named a 2005 Heart of Health-Care Award winner by the University of Kansas School of Nursing. She lives in Wichita.

Cherie Wenderott ’84, AA BUS ED, ’88 BUS ADM, ’89 M CSP, director of Senior Services Inc. in Wichita, and her staff have won a state award for Outstanding Senior Employment Program. She resides in Valley Center, Kan.

Rebecca “Becky” E. Woodman ’84, POL SCI, a staff attorney for the Kansas Sentencing Commission, argued the legality of the Kansas death penalty in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in December 2005. Woodman’s position was that Kansas, not the federal government, should decide how to impose the death penalty. She lives in Lawrence, Kan.

Steve Feilmeier ’85, M P ACCT, has been elected executive vice president and chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors for Koch Industries Inc., in Wichita, where he lives.

Mohan V. Kambampati ’85, M GEO, director of the Wichita Indo-Chinese Center, coordinated the 25th annual Asian Festival held at Century II Convention Hall in 2005. He lives in Wichita.

Paul M. Longsworth ’85, FIN, former deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration within the U.S. Department of Energy, is executive director of environmental/nuclear business development for Fluor International ltd, headquartered in London, England.

Craig Walter ’85, FIN, is assistant director of cardiopulmonary services for Sun Health Corp. in Sun City, Ariz. He lives in Peoria, Ariz.

Philip “Phil” C. Winters ’85, GEN ST, practices the law with the firm of Bussett and Winters PC in Oklahoma City. He lives in Edmond, Okla.*

Mashitah “Mashi” M. Yusoff ’85, CHEM, ’98 PHD CHEM, is professor and dean of research at the University College of Engineering and Technology Malaysia in Kuantan, where she lives.

Constance “Connie” D. (Dumenil) Bonfy ’86, M ART ED, who formerly directed institutional grant writing for the arts and humanities for Cowley College, has been recognized with a Community Cornerstone Award for her efforts. Now serving as executive director for Ballet Wichita, she lives in Arkansas City, Kan.

Michael “Mike” P. Kline ’86, ART GD, who illustrated articles for Discover Magazine for 15 years, created illustrations for 30 books and worked with the Chicago Symphony to illustrate musicals for children, has written and illustrated his first children’s activity book Wordplay Café. Kline resides in Wichita.

Cuy D. Mauck ’86, FIN, former Emprise Bank commercial lender, is market president of Equity Bank’s Wichita West Branch. He lives in Wichita.

Ann C. Sundgren ’86, PT, a physical therapist at Palmer Physical Therapy for Women in Wichita, has been appointed to the Kansas Physical Therapy Advisory Council by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. She lives in Wichita.

Eric P. Witkoski ’86, MKT, is consumer advocate and head of Nevada’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. He lives in Las Vegas, Nev.

Dawn Y. DeArmond ’87, AA SOC SCI, ’89 SOC, is CEO and president of Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters. She lives in Hutchinson, Kan.

Bo Liu ’87, M EL E, formerly vice president of China applications engineering with Mediatek, is vice president of applications engineering for Magnum Semiconductor headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. He lives in Fremont, Calif.

Leslie “Les” A. Richardson ’87, JOURN, is the circulation director for The Newton Kansan. He lives in Wichita.

Angelee “Angie” G. (Bottenberg) Walker ’87, ART GD, is vice president of sales and marketing for Wichita Festivals Inc. She lives in Wichita.

Hossein Amirani ’88, CHEM, is an interventional cardiologist at Clifton Medical Center in Wichita, where he also resides.

Donald “Don” L. Barry ’88, GEN  ST, A.G. Edwards & Sons vice president, is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He lives in Wichita.*

Stacey L. (Anderson) Frye ’88, ACCT, is chief financial officer at Lee Mathews Equipment Inc. in Kansas City, Mo. She lives in Shawnee, Kan.

Judy A. Jaax ’88, FIN, and members of her family were honored as the 2005 Sedgwick County Farm Family of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Wichita. She lives in Clearwater, Kan.

Patrick “Pat” A. Weber ’88, POL SCI, a lieutenant colonel with the Army National Guard, commands the Operational Support Airlift Command.

Craig M. Fletchall ’89, M PE, coaches men’s basketball at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kan., where he also lives.

Daniel “Dan” J. Gegen ’89, S ART/C, an instructor and three-dimensional coordinator at the Wichita Center for the Arts, had his ceramic bowls, figures, and decorative spheres shown at Botanica, the Wichita Gardens’ yearly fundraiser Gallery in the Gardens. He lives in Wichita.

Sharon G. Miles ’89, AA SOC SCI, ’89 FIN, a development director with the WSU Foundation, has been awarded the professional designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive. She lives in Wichita.*

Luanna M. Peck ’89, M ED PSYCH, a teacher at Colvin Elementary School in Wichita, helped organize a concert to raise funds for the Planeview Community Library in southeast Wichita. She lives in Wichita.

John F. Swaney ’89, M BUS ADM, is general manager of the Golden Valley Golf and Country Club in Minneapolis, Minn. He lives in Lakeville, Minn.*

Ann M. (Hommertzheim) Wallace ’89, NURS ’03, M NURS, is a nurse practitioner with Mid-Kansas Pediatrics in Wichita, where she also lives.

Lisa D. (Cole) Koehn fs ’90, an insurance broker for The Burrows Group LLC, headquartered in Blue Springs, Mo., writes, “Although I transferred from WSU and graduated from another college with a BSN, I’m a Shocker at heart and always will be!” She lives in Wichita.*

Kenneth B. Moore ’90, M AJ, is the community corrections director for Reno County Community Corrections in Hutchinson, Kan., where he lives.

Christine “Chris” M. (Heiser) O’Day ’90, GEN ST, a realtor with Astle Realty Inc., was named 2005 Realtor of the Year by the Hutchinson Board of Realtors. She lives and works in Hutchinson.

Michael J. Rueck ’90, AEROS E, a linguist and missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators based in Silver Lake, Kan., is moving from Papua New Guinea to Nigeria to train members of a team that will survey some 300 Nigerian languages.

Delores A. Schmeidler ’90, M NURS, an advanced registered nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist, co-directs nursing at the Hays Good Samaritan Center in Hays, Kan., where she lives.

Timothy “Tim” G. Webb ’90, ART GD, is a  graphic designer at the advertising agency Armstrong/Shank in Haysville, Kan. He lives in Wichita.

“Chandra” Arunasalam ’91, MGT, is account  manager, cash management, enterprise financial services for Maybank in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He lives in Puchong.

Kevin E. Berg ’91, FIN, is senior financial analyst for Bombardier in Dallas. He resides in The Colony, Texas.

Shawn O. Chastain ’91, MUS ED, ’96 M MUS CH, judicator throughout Kansas, he spent two weeks in the summer of 2005 in Germany as a member of the Fulbright Commission German-American Teacher Linkage Program. Chastain lives in Wichita.

Aaron M. Davis ’91, AJ, a former WSU basketball player, has been appointed Boxing Commissioner, the top spot on the six-member Kansas Department of Commerce Athletic Commission, which supervises and administers all fight sports held in the state. Davis lives in Topeka, Kan.

Susan R. “Gina” Johnson ’91, GEN ST, lives in Wichita, where she is the director of the St. Mark United Methodist Church Family Life Center.

Lance D. Jones ’91, AA SOC ST, ’91 AJ, director of campus police for Topeka, Kan., public schools, has been certified as a Master Exercise Practitioner by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and as a WMD Standardized Awareness Authorized Trainer by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He lives in Topeka.

Linda S. “Suzi” (Lee) Lenker ’91, HC AMD, ’91 GERON, is in charge of educating people about Medicare as education and outreach coordinator for the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas program. She lives in Wichita.

Annette R. (Knoll) Lough ’91, AA HUM, ’92 JOURN, lives in Wichita, where she’s vice president of client services for Hartsook Companies Inc.

Gustavo Santos fs ’91, former WSU basketball player who’s now president of Big Apple Vending in Orlando, Fla., resides in Winter Haven, Fla.

R. Scott Atteberry ’92, PSYCH, is CEO of Wichita-based Electronic Sensors Inc. One of the company’s products, Level Devil, which measures the amount of product left in a storage tank, has drawn major, international customers, driving company growth. He lives in Goddard, Kan.

Joyce A. (Flaherty) DiDonato ’92, MUS ED, mezzo-soprano, made her Metropolitan Opera debut last November to rave reviews as Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). From The New York Sun: “Ms. DiDonato has a beautiful voice, and it is beautiful in interesting ways: There’s a touch of smoke in it, and of opulence.” She lives in Kansas City, Mo.

Eric J. Goering ’92, ENTRE, is CEO of Wichita’s LendingTools.com, a company that provides Internet-based transaction services and back-office support for banks and other companies. He lives in Newton, Kan.

Michael S. Issaacs ’92, ACCT, is CFO of Wichita’s LendingTools.com, a company that provides Internet-based transaction services and back-office support for banks and other companies. He lives in Hesston, Kan.

Larry D. Lendo ’92, M BUS ADM, is a computer engineer for Arcom Control Systems in Stilwell, Kan. He resides in Overland Park, Kan.

Evangelos Nantsis ’92, CHEM, ’00 PHD CHEM, co-founded and now co-owns and serves as technical information director of Apollon Computer in Wichita, where he lives.

Karyn L. Page ’92, ECON, is president and CEO of the Kansas World Trade Center in Wichita, where she resides.*

Janice P. Crowley ’93, M SCI ED, Wichita Collegiate School science department head, serves on the National Science Teachers Association’s Committee on High School Teaching. She lives in Wichita.

Aaron G. Hallacy ’93, COMP SCI, and his wife Kay own Cottage Garden, a Wichita shop that features a coffee bar amid its traditional flower and gift offerings. The Hallacys live in Wichita.

Anthony “Tony” H. Hofer ’93, M ENG CR, is an English instructor at Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond, Ind., where he resides.

Kimberly D. (Guthrie) Luckert ’93, MKT, is a regional sales manager for Intrust Bank in Wichita, where she also resides.

Deana K. (Thompson) Moylan ’93, PSYCH, is division director of human resources for the  M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She lives in Spring, Texas.

Subramaniam “Subra” Ramaswamyayer ’93, MCH E, ’95 M IE, is operation manager for Air International Coachair in Selangor, Malaysia. He lives in Petaling Jaya.

Jennifer L. (Volz) Ramsey ’93, ECON, ’97 M ECON, is the global credit manager for Invista in Wichita, where she also lives.

David L. Schmidt ’93, SOC ST, a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, and an operations sergeant major, is assigned to the 331st Medical Group, Wallace Reserve Center in Wichita.

Stacy A. (Flahaven) Cofer ’94, HC ADM, ’00 M BUS ADM, is chief advancement officer for the Butler County Community College Foundation in El Dorado, Kan. She lives in Wichita.

Stephen “Steve” A. Rue ’94, M MUS T/C, pianist, music director and composer, served as music director for a Stage One, Wichita, production of And All That Jazz: The Words and Music of Kander & Ebb. He lives in Valley Center, Kan.

Shannon B. (Nicholson) Bayliff ’95, BIO SCI, a veterinarian who practiced in Arkansas for the past five years, has purchased the East Central Veterinary Clinic in Wichita, with plans to expand clinic services to include a senior care  program for older pets and a canine reproduction program. He lives in Maize, Kan.

Paul A. Brackeen ’95, FLD MJR, a chiropractor with Brackeen Chiropractic in Wichita and president of the Sedgwick County District of the Kansas Chiropractic Association, was named  2005 Young Doctor of the Year by the Kansas Chiropractic Association. He lives in Derby, Kan.

Karole L. Bradford ’95, POL SCI, is program director for Inter-Faith Ministries in Wichita, where she also resides.

Hillary B. (Kulwin) Convey ’95, AJ, works full-time as an RN at Via Christi St. Francis and part-time as a sexual assault nurse examiner at Via Christi St. Joseph in Wichita, where she lives.*

Dalilah Ibrahim ’95,SOC, is a reporter for Star Publications BHD in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she resides.

Mary L. Nelson ’95, M AJ, a major with the Kansas Department of Corrections, acts as chief of security for the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Hutchinson, Kan. She lives in Wichita.

Gerardo Olivares ’95, AEROS E, ’98 M AEROS E, ’01 PHD MCH E, is a Crash Dynamics Lab research scientist at WSU’s NIAR. He lives in Wichita.

Debra “Deb” J. Porter ’95, MCH E, is a mechanical engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers based at Fort Riley, Kan. She lives in Junction City, Kan.

Kim E. (Patterson) Potochnik ’95, BUS ADM, is assistant director of CEO Kansas, which offers scholarships to private K-12 schools. She lives in Wichita.*

Jacquelyn “Jackie” J. Schwandt ’95, M MUS P, is assistant professor of viola at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz., where she lives.

Hur Yann “Louise” Wong ’95, EL E, is a sales manager for IBM Malaysia SDN BHD. She works and lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Shayne A. Yonce ’95, GEN STt, founded and owns Christian Dimension Computer Solutions Inc., a multi-faceted computer service, manufacturing and purchasing company that posted a three-year growth rate of 77 percent and was named No. 11 in Wichita’s Metro Awards in December 2005. Sponsored by Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC, WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and the Wichita Business Journal, the Metro Awards honor the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the greater Wichita area. Yonce lives in Wichita.

Larry D. Callis ’96, FLD MJR, ’01 M CJ, lives in Wichita, where he is a liberal arts and sciences academic advisor and instructor at Wichita State.

Michael W. Carter ’96, PA, lives in St. Paul, Kan., where he is a Labette County Medical Center’s St. Paul Clinic physician assistant recognized with the 2005 Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award by the Labette Community College Foundation and Alumni Association.

Paul S. Fiacco ’96, SEC ED, who invented the Purifan, an air purification system that clears a room of pollutants such as pollen, is vice president of product development for Wichita-based Heartland Technologies Inc. He lives in Derby, Kan.

Lei Zhou ’96, M CHEM, is an associate in the biotechnology/chemical group of the intellectual property law firm of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, Washington, D.C. Zhou, who is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, focuses on chemistry, chemical engineering and polymer science. She lives in Vienna, Va.

Kevin A. Bobo ’97, MUS P, assistant professor of percussion at the University of Kansas, was one of three percussionists featured in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s The Glory and the Grandeur concerto last fall. He lives in Lawrence, Kan.

Christopher J. Siemer ’97, CHEM, ’00 M CHEM, who has authored articles in such scientific journals as Polyhedron, Inorganic Chemistry and Synthetic Metals, is technical director at Everlast Coatings Inc. in Camden, N.J. He lives in Pine Hill, N.J.

Wendy L. Dusenbury ’98, M NURS, is a nurse practitioner with Mid-Kansas Pediatrics in Wichita, where she lives.

Craig M. Lindeman ’98, COMM, lives in Wichita, where he is associate creative director at WSU.*

Sri Suryani Mohd-Razali ’98, MGT, is senior officer in the placement office of INTI College Malaysia in Nilai, Malaysia, where she resides.

Michael T. Shaw ’98, CJ, a U.S. Army captain, served a five-month stint in Afghanistan last year as company commander of A Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Marwan Wali ’98, COMP SCI, is senior UNIX engineer for Acxiom Corp. in Downers Grove, Ill. He lives in Chicago.

Jennifer L. Aday ’99, ENG L/LIT, is vice president of Hartsook Companies-Kansas City. She lives in Independence, Mo.

Esmeralda (Del Rio) Grajeda ’99, CJ, ’00 M SPAN, is a probation officer for the city of Wichita. She lives in Wichita.

Sharon “Sherry” L. Rinke ’99, BUS ADM, who formerly served as administrator at the Anthony, Kan., Community Care Center, is now administrator for the Wheatlands Health Care Center in Kingman, Kan., where she resides.  

Clinton D. Everhart ’00, COMM, manages student services and recruitment for continuing education at the University of Kansas. He resides in Lawrence, Kan.*

Jennifer R. Sparlin ’99, M COMM THEA, has had her poem “Edison’s 10,000th Attempt” published in the Nov./Dec. 2005 issue of Writers Journal and another of her poems, “Shaker,” published in the Flint Hills Review. She lives in Wichita.

Guohua Jiang ’00, PHD IE, an engineering specialist at Cessna Aircraft, is president of the Wichita Chinese Association. He lives in Wichita.

Eric D. Elston ’01, CJ, an Army sergeant serving his second stint in Afghanistan, is squad leader for a mortar team in the 82nd Airborne. Elston, who lives in Wichita, has also served in Iraq.

Sara L. Conner ’01, PE, teaches physical education at Haven Grade School in Haven, Kan. She lives in Hutchinson, Kan.

Michael “Mike” D. Janzen ’01, M EAS, is principal at Oil Hill Elementary School in El Dorado, Kan. He lives in Potwin, Kan.

Cindy L. Ochoa ’01, EL ED, teaches seventh and eighth grades at St. Marys grade school in St. Marys, Kan. She lives in Wamego, Kan.

Nicole “Nikki” L. (Austerman) Omenski ’01, COMM, is marketing director for KANSEL in Wichita, where she also lives.

Teri A. (Hargis) Pay ’01, NURS, ’05 M NURS, is a registered nurse at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She resides in Wichita.*

Joanna L. Pryor ’01, SPT ADM, head volleyball coach at Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kan., led her team to a Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division championship and play in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament, held Nov. 17-19, 2005, in Scottsdale, Ariz., where the Tigers defeated community college teams from Nebraska, New York, Iowa, Illinois before falling to Kansas City’s Johnson County Community College. Pryor lives in Arkansas City.                 
Jonathan “Whitney” W. Reader ’01, MUS P, ’04  M MUS I, was guest conductor of the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Classics Concert in Oct. 2005. He lives in Wichita.

Jason D. Stitt ’01, HIST, a lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP in Wichita, outshot 129 competitors to capture the .410 Zone V skeet shooting championship in 2005. He resides in Clearwater, Kan.

Annette C. Thompson ’01, ACCT, ’03 M BUS ADM, a commercial loan officer at Prairie State Bank in Wichita, was named 2005 Woman of the Year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She lives in Wichita.

P. Casey Walkup ’01, SPT ADM, a former, Shocker baseball player, is a sports reporter and photographer for KSNW-TV 3 in Wichita. He lives in Augusta, Kan.

Brandon W. Walmsley ’01, CJ, works in the Intelligence and Investigation department at the El Dorado Correctional Facility in El Dorado, Kan. He lives in El Dorado.*

Kyle B. Welk ’01, EX SCI, ’04 M PT, is a physical therapist with Nova Care in Wichita, where he also resides.

Wanda L. Wheeler ’01, EL ED, teaches first grade at Kyle Trueblood Elementary School in Conway Springs, Kan. She lives in Clearwater, Kan.

Melissa K. Angle ’02, COMM, is an Orlando Sentinel page designer in Orlando, Fla, where she lives.

Brandi N. Blaylock ’02, MKT, is a retail banking officer at Intrust Bank in Wichita, where she lives.

Esther A. Carlson ’02, M NURS, is a nurse practitioner with Comcare PA in Salina, Kan. She resides in Solomon, Kan.

Shayna E. Leahy ’02, M MUS P, an admissions representative for Highland Community College in Highland, Kan., performed in the Hiawatha, Kan., Area Arts and Theatre Society’s Oct. 2005 production of “The Twentieth Century in Song: From Tin Pan Alley to the Fabulous Fifties.” Leahy lives in Highland.

Marty W. McCauley ’02, HIST, a former Shocker golfer, is assistant coach with Texas Tech’s Red Raider golf program. He lives in Lubbock, Texas.

Aaron L. Rohrer ’02, COMP SCI, is the children’s librarian at the Kingman Carnegie Library in Kingman, Kan., where he also resides.

Jennifer K. Siegwarth ’02, PSYCH, ’04 M ED PSYCH, is district psychologist for Scott City, Kan., public schools. She lives in Garden City, Kan.

Thomas E. Farrell ’03, AEROS E, ’05 M AEROS E, who works for the Boeing Co. in Seattle, Wash., is the recipient of the 2005 Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Aeronautics, presented by the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics for outstanding work done by a student pursuing an advanced degree in aeronautics. He has also been awarded a travel stipend to present his thesis work at the biennial International Conference in Berlin, Germany, in Sept. 2006. He lives in Issaquah, Wash.

Carolyn L. (Prozialeck) Harris ’03, COMP SCI, is visiting assistant professor in computer science at McPherson College in McPherson, Kan. She resides in Hutchinson, Kan.

Jason W. Hess ’03, BUS ADM, is business manager for the Scholfield Brothers in Wichita, where he also lives.

April M. Myers ’03, M ACCT, is a staff accountant with BKD LLP in Wichita, where she resides.

Sharon A. Nelson ’03, M BUS ADM, is a financial analyst with Alta Colleges in Denver, Colo. She lives in Westminster, Colo.

Kacie J. Stitt ’03, FIN, is regional operations manager for Suntrust Investment Services in Memphis, Tenn, where she also lives.*

Lyndi N. (Miller) Cox ’04, M PT, is a physical therapist with Key Rehabilitation in Topeka, Kan., where she resides.

Dustin M. Garrels ’04, ACCT, is a financial analyst with Raytheon Co. in McKinney, Texas. He lives in Plano, Texas.

Brett A. Janssen ’04, MUS P, pianist, is a member of Piano Cubed, a musical ministry of Blue Ridge Bible Church in Kansas City, Mo. Janssen lives in Inman, Kan.

Matthew F. McNabb ’04, COMM, is on the reporting staff of the Hutchinson News. He lives  in Hutchinson, Kan.

Andrew “Drew” L. Moffitt ’04, AA, a former Shocker baseball standout, played last season with the Baltimore Orioles organization as an outfielder at Delmarva, a Class A affiliate.

Kelly L. Snedden ’04, M COMM, is director of communications for Newman University in Wichita. She lives in Potwin, Kan.

Crystal G. Struthers ’04, HR MGT, is an executive administrative assistant at Wichita Area Technical College in Wichita, where she lives.*

Trevor L. Ruder ’04, M COMM/THEA directed the 2005 Shakespeare-in-the Park’s production of All’s Well That Ends Well in Derby, Kan. He lives in Wichita.

Tammy L. (Sommerhauser) Weinman ’04, BUS ADM, is office  manager for Hartsook Compaies Inc. in Wichita, where she also lives.

Rebecca “Ann” A. Zerger ’04, M S ART/SC, a sculptor and part-time lecturer at McPherson College, McPherson, Kan., has created a bronze sculpture, A Moment Shared, displayed downtown El Dorado, Kan. She lives in Moundridge, Kan.

Leah A. Alpers ’05, PA, is a physician assistant with Central Kansas Orthopedic Group in Great Bend, Kan. She lives in Hudson, Kan.*

Karen L. Augspurger fs ’05, a former Shocker volleyball standout twice named Missouri Valley Conference Libero of the Year, plays professional volleyball for Plantina Longa 59 in The Netherlands. She lives in Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands.

Marilyn A. Becker ’05, M NURS, is an ARNP at the Seminole Medical Center in Seminole, Okla. She lives in Medford, Okla.*

Angela L. Carron ’05, ACCT, is senior area accountant for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Wichita, where she also resides.*

David Diaz ’05, MUS ED, teaches instrumental music to public school students in grades 5-12 in the Prairie View Distict, Lacygne, Kan. He lives in Paola, Kan.

Garrett R. Fardelmann ’05, MKT, is an account manager in the account management department of Valentine Radford Inc., Kansas City, Mo. He resides in Lansing, Kan.*

Penny J. Hargrove ’05, M EAS, is principal of the Wakefield School in Wakefield, Kan., where she also lives.

Traci L. Head ’05, M SP ED, is a special education teacher at Curtis Middle School in Wichita, where she resides.*

Melissa A. Hinojos ’05, ANTHRO, is an assistant manager with First Bank in Newton, Kan., where she also lives.

Gina E. Knauff ’05, BUS ADM, is a collegiate development consultant for Delta Gamma Sorority. She lives in Upper Arlington, Ohio.*

Monica Maneklal ’05, MKT, is a marketing assistant at the Coleman Co. in Wichita, where she resides.*

Nemmy N. Matiru ’05, M ACCT, is business manager for Sullivan Higdon & Sink in Wichita. He lives in Wichita.

Amy M. (Hobbick) Miller ’05, COMM, is administrative assistant in the child-care department of the Greater Wichita ymca. She lives in Wichita.*

Sara B. Morris ’05, M CJ, is police captain of the WSU police department. She lives in Augusta, Kan.

Donald P. Sailing ’05, COMP SCI, is a network analyst at Koch Industries in Wichita, where he also lives.*

Jenna D. Saville ’05, ENTRE, is an administrative assistant for Syndeo in Wichita, where she also resides.*

Julius B. Thomas III ’05, MUS THEA, played Little Moe in Wichita’s Oct. 2005 Stage One  production of Five Guys Named Moe, a Tony Award-winning musical. He lives in Gary, Ind.


Class Notes

Comings, goings, appointments, retirements, honors, accolades and other personal alumni news.