Spring 2010

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. Members of the Wichita State University Alumni Association are identified by an asterisk (*). Membership dues support alumni publications as well as many other programs and services that support higher education at Wichita State.

Robert W. Thayer ’55, M MUS ED, dean emeritus of the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University is serving for the 2009-2010 academic year as interim director of the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers. He lives in Estero, Fla.

Melvin F. Pontious ’56, MUS ED, who has taught general, choral and instrumental music for 27 years, is a fine arts education consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. He resides in Middleton, Wis.

Philip E. Anderson III ’58, BUS ADM, is the fourth-generation owner of Anderson’s Book & Office Supply in Newton, Kan., where he resides.

Thomas E. Wright ’61, ENG L/LIT, ’61 MATH, an attorney, has been reappointed by Gov. Mark Parkinson to the Kansas Corporation Commission. First appointed in May 2007 and elected chair in June 2007, Wright lives in Topeka, Kan.

Sheldon “Shelly” C. Anderson ’63, MKT, is an insurance professional with the independent insurance agency, the Anderson Group, Amelia Island, Fla. He resides in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

Carl J. Gerbrandt ’63, M MUS CH, retired University of Northern Colorado music professor who directed UNC’s opera theater program for 21 years, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Opera Association for his contribution in the area of sacred opera. The author of Sacred Music Drama. Gerbrandt lives in Platteville, Colo.

T. Meredith Williams ’65, M MUS ED, is director of alumni, publications, conventions and media relations at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo., where he resides. 

John R. Morton ’66, SEC ED, ’68 M SEC ED, is superintendent of the Newton, Kan., public schools. He lives in North Newton, Kan.*

Rudy V. Nydegger ’66, PSYCH, ’69 M PSYCH, is the author of Understanding and Treating Depression: Ways to Find Hope and Help, published by the Greenwood Publishing Group Inc. in 2008. He is chief of the division of psychology at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., where he resides.*

Pamela A. (McMaster) Yenser ’66, ENG L/LIT, a retired university writing instructor and administrator, is an adjunct instructor at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, N.M. She lives in Albuquerque.

R. Kent Dove ’67, SOC/ANTHRO, formerly vice president of community development at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, is director of advancement at Prairie View Inc. in Newton, Kan. He resides in Sedgwick, Kan.

Kenneth A. Forsyth ’67, M MUS CH, a longtime Kansas vocal music educator and choral director who taught in several public school systems and at Friends University, McPherson College and Southwestern College, has been inducted into the Kansas Music Educators Association Hall of Fame. Forsyth live in Topeka, Kan.

Robert “Bob” D. Dool ’68, BUS ADM, is president of Mid-Continent Safety, a Wichita-based safety products supplier. He lives in Wichita.*

Larry D. Larsen ’68, MCH E, is a freelance outdoors writer with 21 books, 8,000 photographs and more than 2,000 magazine articles to his credit. He also serves as editor-in-chief at Adventure Travel eZine, is a contributing editor at Florida Sportsman and is founder of the Peacock Bass Association. He resides in Lakeland, Fla.

Ned C. Stoll ’68, ANTHRO, who served three tours in Vietnam and is now operations officer for Military Professional Resources Inc., has been awarded the Presidential Call to Service Award. He lives in South Korea.

Phillip L. Dudley ’69, M ECON, economics professor for nearly 40 years and president of Hastings College in Hastings, Neb., since 2000, has announced his plans to retire from the presidency in July 2011. He lives in Hastings.

Kathleen F. Weber ’68, MUS ED, ’70 m mus p, a soprano who has appeared in recital, opera and oratorio concerts throughout the United States, is a member of the voice faculty at Turtle Bay Music School in New York City, N.Y., where she resides.

Michael W. Keller ’69, ENG L/LIT, a trauma recovery specialist and partner at Behavioral Medicine Specialists in Wichita, has been named recipient of the Elizabeth Snyker award for outstandingservice in humanitarian assistance by the emdr International Association. Emdr, which stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is Keller’s primary psychotherapy method. Keller, who is a Wichita resident, will be presented the national award Aug. 29 in Atlanta.

J. Denny Senseney ’69, MUS ED, ’74 M MUS I, retired owner and president of Senseney Music in Wichita, has been appointed by Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson ’80 to the Kansas Arts Commission. Senseney lives in Wichita.*

Ronald “Ron” G. Greiving ’70, BUS ADM, owns the Haysville Rental Center, in Haysville, Kan. The business offers a wide range of equipment for both indoor and outdoor projects. Grieving is a resident of Derby, Kan.

Dennis D. McMillan ’70, BUS ADM, a financial adviser with Carson Wealth Management Group in Omaha, Neb., specializes in estate and retirement planning. He lives in Omaha.

Deana S. Peck ’70, SPEECH, is an attorney with the firm of Quarles & Brady llp in Phoenix, Ariz. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Peck has served as an adjunct professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and authored five professional publications. She is a Phoenix resident.

William “Bill” E. O’Conner ’70, POL SCI, ’78 M POL SCI, who retired March 1 after nearly 30 years of service in various roles on both Capitol Hill and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, now practices with the Washington, D.C., law firm of McLeod, Watkinson & Miller. O’Conner lives in Falls Church, Va.

Michael J. Arendt ’71, MUS T/C, founder and conductor of the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Big Band, retired from UW-Manitowoc in 2006, after teaching music theory, music history, French horn and conducting since 1971. Arendt resides in Manitowoc.

Stacey (Graham) Steele ’71, MUS ED, a flutist, is assistant professor of music at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Slippery Rock.

James H. Swiggart ’71, M MUS I, is the general director of Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point. He resides in Holiday Isle, Ark.

Carl N. Tyson ’71, HIST, ’73 M HIST, is president, CEO and director of Thinkwell, an Austin, Texas-based company that provides multimedia products to support the teaching of math, science and social sciences. Tyson lives in Austin.

Modena (Hoover) Wilson '71, M BIO, is a pediatrician with a 20-year academic career, including serving as professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Since 2004, she has been senior vice president for professional standards at the American Medical Association. She lives in Chicago.

Michael W. Conner ’72, PSYCH, ’72 REL, ’76 S ART/DP, an academic and art consultant, is director of the fine arts programs and collections at Amerinvest International Champaign-Rantoul, as well as the owner of ArtConsul Collections Management and Appraisal Services. He resides in Champaign, Ill.

Steven “Steve” I. Feiertag ’72, BIO, the owner of Feiertag Financial Services, first gained the designation of Certified Financial Planner 23 years ago. Originally from New York, he now lives in Royal Palm Beach, Fla.*

George Rogers III ’72, M PE, president and CEO of Whitewing Construction Co., Newton, Kan., serves on Bethel College’s board of directors. He lives in Newton.

Lorene R. Valentine ’72, ADM, ’85 M BUS ADM, is executive director of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita’s Medical Practice Association. She lives in Wichita.*

Michael J. Vivion ’72, M ENG, formerly global head of strategic communications for Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel, Switzerland, is executive director of ECG, a strategic communications consulting company based in Englewood, N.J. He lives in Red Bank, N.J.

Roger P. Carvalho ’73, ENG L/LIT, ’77 M COMM, is vice president of sales at Pen Publishing Interactive Inc. He resides in Wichita.

Redmand C. “Rusty” Featherstone ’73, AJ, the 1992 recipient of the Director’s Medal of Service presented by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for his work as project manager on the acquisition and implementation of the state’s $6 million Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), has owned Lightrock Consulting since 2006. He lives in Edmond, Okla.*

Ronnie “Ron” C. Fortune ’73, BUS ADM, owns Euro-Tech Saab in Wichita, where he resides.

Debra J. (Demaree) Fox ’73, RT, ’95 M BUS ADM, is a respiratory therapist at Wesley Medical Center. She lives in Wichita.

Alan R. Pfeifer ’73, M ACCT, ’73 M BUS ADM, is controller at Diamond Contract Services Inc. in Burbank, Calif. He resides in Oak Park, Calif.

Gary E. Curmode ’74, PE, ’81 M AJ, ’83 M URB A, has been designated by the Commission of Professional Credentialing as a Chief Medical Officer. He is chief at Sedgwick County Fire District No. 1 and resides in Wichita.

Cynthia K. (Dean) Olson ’74, ACCT, former Enron executive vice president of human resources and community relations, is author of The Whole Truth, the first book to be written by an Enron insider about the company. Olson is now director of marketing, human resources and administration at N2 Spray Solutions in Grand Junction, Colo. She resides in Carbondale, Colo.

Robert P. Wherry ’74, M POL SCI, is city manager of Lakeland, Tenn. He lives in Lakeland.

John E. Aley ’75, MUS P, is professor of trumpet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music. He also has taught at the Brooklyn College of Music, Western Connecticut State College and Wichita State. He lives in Madison.

Ruth A. David ’75, EL E, former CIA deputy director for science and technology, is president and CEO of the Arlington, Va.,-based Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER), an independent, not-for-profit, public service research institution that provides analytical support on national and transnational issues. She lives in Fairfax Station, Va.*

Cynthia S. Lair ’75, SP, director of curriculum for the bachelor’s degree in nutrition and culinary arts at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Wash., is also a clinical associate for the University of Washington School of Nursing’s CAM program, a contributing editor for Mothering Magazine and author of the cookbook Feeding the Whole Family. She lives in Seattle, Wash.

Michael “Mike” A. Mountain ’75, EL ED, is principal at Vermillion Primary School in Maize, Kan. He lives in Wichita.

Virginia R. Shaw ’75, M PSYCH, a clinical psychologist and branch chief of the state of Hawaii’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division, has received an award of appreciation from Mental Health America of Maui County for 13 years of service. She resides in Kula, Hawaii.*

John M. Sheeran ’75, PT, who has co-owned Sheeran Thompson Allied Rehabilitation Services Inc. (STARS) since 2003, is a licensed physical therapist in the states of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. He resides in Hiawatha, Kan.

Randall “Randy” R. (Beasley) Coffman ’76, NURS, a registered nurse, licensed paramedic and law enforcement professional with six years of experience as a detective in the investigations division of the Butler County Sheriff’s Department, is captain of the Andover Police Department. She resides in Andover, Kan.

Richard “Rich” Conlon ’76, ECON, is vice president of sales for North America and the Asian Pacific region at 724 Solutions, a Mobixell company in Santa Barbara, Calif. He lives in Los Gatos, Calif.*

Mark G. Dotzour ’76, BUS ADM, a former associate professor of real estate and finance at Wichita State, is chief economist and director of research at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where he lives. A public speaker of note and the author of some 70 articles, Dotzour has had his research findings and comments published in the Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, USA Today and Business Week, among other national publications.

Steven L. Kohler ’76, BIO, is an associate professor and director of the Environmental Studies Program at Western Michigan University. He resides in Kalamazoo, Mich.*

Connie K. (Miller) Wilson ’76, MUS ED, is the director of liturgy and music at Holy Spirit Catholic Community. She lives in Naperville, Ill.*

Patrick J. Crowley ’76, HC ADM, ’79 m urb a, is branch manager at Patterson Dental Supply Co. He resides in Indianapolis, Ind.*

Mary E. “Molly” (Pottorf) Lyon ’76, M CDS, is an audiologist and speech pathologist who has developed a program at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita aimed at assisting parents and other caregivers help hearing-impaired children. She resides in Wichita.

Alice M. (Thornton) Bell ’77, NURS, ’04 M NURS, is director of emergency and trauma services at
Via Christi in Wichita. She lives in Andover, Kan.

Paul B. Carney ’77, M ED PSYCH, is vice president for students and enrollment management at Webster University in Webster Groves, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. He resides in Springfield, Mo.

Debra S. Duncan ’77, CDS, is director of animal facilities inspection at the Kansas Animal Health Department in Topeka, Kan. She lives in Lawrence, Kan.

Esther M. Hockett ’77, ART HIST, ’84 M EAS, is an adjunct professor in the visual arts department at North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., where she lives.*

Bruce E. Kline ’77, M PSYCH, owner and director of Kline and Associates Psychological Practice in Dayton, Ohio, is president of the Wright State University Alumni Association. Kline, who is a doctoral graduate of Wright State’s School of Professional Psychology, lives in Kettering, Ohio.

Quentin A. Childs ’78, GEN ST, is president of Insurance Management Group in Altoona, Iowa. He resides in Indianola, Iowa.

Marilyn J. (Lake) Landreth ’78, PSYCH, ’83 M PSYCH, is director of education at the Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning International in Wichita, where she lives.

Michael A. Dorsey ’79, MED TECH, ’84 M BUS ADM, president and CEO of Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan., is president of the Missouri Hospital Association’s Kansas City Metropolitan Healthcare Council. He resides in Olathe, Kan.

Russell R. Horn ’79, BIO, is a physician at the Medical Plaza of Valley Center in Valley Center, Kan., where he lives.

Mark C. Musso ’79, BUS ADM, ’82, M BUS ADM, Special Olympics Missouri president and CEO, has been named to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his 38 years of service to the Special Olympics. He lives in Jefferson City, Mo.

Stacie D. Derousseau ’79, COMP SCI, ’84 M COMP SCI, is vice president of business systems at Hostess Brands Inc. in Irving, Texas. She is a resident of Grapevine, Texas.

Jeff D. Burton ’80, ACCT, is chief financial officer at Pulse EHR in Wichita, where he lives.

Douglas K. Casebeer ’80, S ART/C, is artist-in-residency program chair and artistic director of ceramics and sculpture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colo., where he lives.

Mike D. Chinberg ’80, ACCT, is senior manager of finance at yum! Brands Inc. in Louisville, Ky., where he resides.

Rodney D. Corn ’80, HC ADM, is the senior vice president of operations at Olathe Health System Inc. He lives in Olathe, Kan.

Shirley J. (Clegg) Dieker ’80, BUS ED, is vice president and manager of systems and programming at Fidelity Bank in Wichita, where she resides.*

Wayne L. Grossardt ’80, ACCT, ’82, M BUS ADM, is co-founder of Format Aerospace, a supply company that provides avionics, instrumentation and rotable components. He resides in Wichita.

Mary K. “Kim” (Heath) Van Maren ’80, NURS, is vice president of business development at Morgan Hunter HealthSearch in Overland Park, Kan. She resides in Bonner Springs, Kan.

Rodney E. Johnson ’80, MCH E, is vice president of reservoir engineering at SandRidge Energy Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla. He lives in Edmond, Okla.

Bradley H. Cordts ’81, AJ, ’83 M AJ, is a senior special agent with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. He resides in Topeka, Kan.

Richard A. Hodges ’81, MUS P, founder and conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Saxophone Choir, is a classical saxophonist who has performed in Europe, Canada and throughout the United States. He lives in Plainsboro, N.J.

Bret A. Ingalls fs ’81, a veteran university football running game and offensive line coach, joined the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints organization as running backs coach in January. In February, the Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, in Super Bowl XLIV in the most-watched program in U.S. television history, surpassing the 1983 finale of “M.A.S.H.” Ingalls resides in Mandeville, La.

Michael “Mike” D. Maddox ’81, F SCI TECH, is a battalion chief with the Wichita Fire Department. He lives in Derby, Kan.

Jeff A. McBeth ’81, IE, is a research and development manager at Taylor Corp. in North Mankato, Minn. He lives in Mankato, Minn.

John S. Oehm ’81, M S ART/P, who previously taught at Wichita State, the Wichita Center for the Arts and privately in his Wichita studio, is an art instructor at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan. His figurative paintings and drawings have been shown nationally and internationally. Oehm lives in Wichita.

Robert E. Peterson ’81, M AJ, is a general practice attorney in Carroll, Iowa. He lives in Perry, Iowa.

Jonathan A. Retzlaff ’81, M MUS P, a lyric baritone, is an associate professor of voice at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. He lives in Nashville, Tenn.

Barbara J. (Wright) Walker ’81, SOC WK, is a social work discipline head at Prairie View in Newton, Kan. She lives in North Newton, Kan.

Jill M. Rumoshosky-Werner ’81, M CDS, of Werner Studio, is an artist who works in conceptual art, fiber art and quilting. A former systems engineer with 10 years of experience at IBM, a former software technical writer at NCR and a former research audiologist, Rumoshosky-Werner lives in Wichita.

Don E. Heinkel ’82, BIO, a physician practicing in Birmingham, Ala., will become the fourth Shocker to be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. Heinkel, who pitched at WSU from 1979-82, holds the NCAA record for career victories, 51-12. He lives in Birmingham.

Diana L. (McCormick) Mark ’82, RT, is a respiratory therapist at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She lives in Derby, Kan.

Teresa A. Marshall ’82, JOURN, ’84 LEG A, ’94 M COMM is the director of Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and liturgical ministries at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Andover, Kan. She lives in Wichita.

Denise A. (Stump) Maus ’82, DH, has been named a Hygienist Hero by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Johnson & Johnson health-care products division of McNeil-PPC Inc. She is one of 10 individuals nationwide to be recognized for their efforts in promoting oral health. She lives in Wichita.*

Michael D. Hibbett ’83, M MUS ED, is conductor of the Columbia Chorale in Wenatchee, Wash., where he lives.

Timothy V. Kaufman ’83, POL SCI, ’01 M PUB ADM, is deputy human services director at Sedgwick County. He lives in Wichita.*

Michael “Mike” J. Kriwiel ’83, PE, is president and ceo of Pyxis Inc., a social and employment services company in Wichita. He lives in El Dorado, Kan.

John L. Leavitt Jr. ’83, M MUS P, conductor and composer, is visiting professor of music and choir director at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan. He resides in Andover, Kan.

David R. McKune ’83, M AJ, is warden at Lansing Correctional Facility. He lives in Lansing, Kan.

Adam C. Nguyen ’83, INT ST, is supervisor of remote encoding operations at the USPS Remote Encoding Center in Wichita, where he resides.*

Danton “Dan” B. Rice ’83, HIST, is vice president of corporate affairs at PrintingForLess.com: American’s Print Shop in Livingston, Mont. He lives in Bozeman, Mont.

Thomas A. “T. David” Rutherford ’83, GEN ST, a character actor, is active in radio and TV voice-overs, commercials, industrials, independent films and in many stage roles. He lives in Aurora, Colo.

Rita N. (McCullough) Simpson ’83, PA, is a physician assistant at Advanced Pain Medicine Associates in Wichita, where she lives.

Gary D. Bue ’84, RT, is director of clinical operations at Wichita Clinic PA. He resides in Wichita.

Kevin C. Clark ’84, MGT, is a substitute teacher and paraprofessional for Hutchinson, Kan., public schools. He lives in Hutchinson, Kan.*

J. “Bart” Fletcher ’84, MKT, is executive vice president at the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders. He resides in Birmingham, Ala.

Terrence “Terry” M. Quinn ’84, M GEO, is director of the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Austin.

David M. Rohr ’84, ART GD, is creative director at the state of New Mexico’s cultural affairs department. He lives in Santa Fe, N.M.

Deborah “Deb” K. Voth ’84, M ED PSYCH, who served since 1993 as chief operating officer of Rainbows United Inc. in Wichita, became the agency’s president March 1. She lives in Wichita.

Marcy L. (Vahsholtz) Buer ’85, DH, is a registered dental hygienist with Milt Holloway DDS in Beliot, Kan. She is a resident of Concordia, Kan.

Michael P. Cannady ’85, FIN, is an estate planning attorney and shareholder at Adams Jones Law Firm PA in Wichita. He lives in Augusta, Kan.*

Deborah S. (Martin) Fisher Stout ’85, FIN, is president of Northern Flyer Alliance Inc., Wichita, which supports the development of a proposed Amtrak Northern Flyer train line that would run between Oklahoma City and Kansas City with stops in Wichita and Newton, Kan. Fisher Stout lives in Wichita.

Mark C. Rowe ’85, SOC WK, who established Hospice Care of Kansas in 1999, has opened a Wichita-location for Rivercross Hospice, a company with Oklahoma locations in Tulsa, Drumwright and Bartlesville. He lives in Wichita.

Charles “Chuck” L. Watts ’85, AA SOC SCI, ’93 M BUS ADM, is subcontract manager at General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products in Charlotte, N.C. He resides in Mount Holly, N.C.

Curtis L. Whitten ’85, AJ, a starting safety for the WSU Shockers in the early 1980s who went on to a career in law enforcement, has owned VendTech Enterprises, a full-service security firm based in Wichita, since 2005. He lives in Wichita.

Belinda J. (Johnson) Atteberry ’86, GEN ST, is senior media specialist at the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau. She resides in Oro Valley, Ariz.

Mary S. Craft ’86, EL E, is senior vice president for national systems in the Mission Solutions Group at QinetiQ North America headquarters in McLean, Va. Her career expertise includes intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, solutions and support. She lives in Ashburn, Va.

Michael D. Erickson ’86, COMP SCI, is associate vice president of technology and computing services and CIO at Emporia State University. He lives in Emporia, Kan.*

Amy L. (Dayvault) Garcia ’86, NURS, ’94 M NURS, is executive director of the National Association of School Nurses, based in Washington, D.C.

Gerald “Jerry” A. Goehring ’86, GEN ST, a Grammy-nominated producer (Best Spoken Word for Children) with Goehring Evans Productions llc, founded the Stuart Street Playhouse in Boston and co-founded Connecticut Children’s Theatre, a national touring company for families and children. The producing artistic director of CCT, he also is executive director of the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. He lives in Essex, Conn.

Arthur J. “Jim” Granada ’86, M ED PSYCH, is director of advanced academic services for the Austin Independent School District. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Lynda L. (McFarland) Tyler ’86, SOC SCI, a licensed financial adviser and Wichita branch manager for LPL Financial Services, is a local Tea Party organizer in Wichita, where she resides.

John P. Anderton ’87, POL SCI, is associate director of communications at the National Center for Public Health Informatics with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. He lives in Duluth, Ga.

Andrew “Andy” J. Halula ’87, FIN, is vice president at Standard & Poor’s in the greater Denver area. He resides in Parker, Colo.

Doug E. McWhirter ’87, BIO, a wildlife biologist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, was named Wildlife Professional of the Year (2009) by the Wyoming Chapter of the Wildlife Society. He is a resident of Cody, Wyo.

Randall R. Meals ’87, M BUS ADM, a venture capitalist, is managing director at Quicksilver Ventures in Saratoga, Calif. He resides in Palo Alto, Calif.

Philip “Phil” D. Anderson ’88, BUS ADM, ’92 M BUS ADM, is senior vice president and CFO at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, where he lives.

Peter “Pete” P. Bodyk ’88, FIN, is manager of the traffic safety section of the Kansas Department of Transportation. He is a resident of Topeka, Kan.*

Michael L. Brackeen ’88, BUS ADM, is operations manager at Emprise Bank in Wichita. He lives in Newton, Kan.

Roger E. Hastings ’88, M BUS ADM, is senior vice president and manager of portfolio management at Emprise Bank, Wichita. He lives in Wichita.

Frederick M. Hurst ’88, M PUB ADM, is vice president for extended campuses and dean of distance learning at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz., where he resides.

Paul C. Meissner ’88, M BUS ADM, is senior vice president and chief financial officer at Credit Union of America in Wichita, where he lives.

Daniel W. Atkeson ’89, PE, is president of the Kansas Police and Fire Athletic Association. He lives in Wichita.

Cheryl A. (Erker) Gilliam ’89, ADV/JOURN/PR, is vice president of brands and marketing at LodgeWorks LP in Wichita. She lives in Wichita.*

Rod W. Henricks ’89, ACCT, is product manager for the metal detection product line at Bunting Magnetics Co. in Newton, Kan. He is a resident of Andover, Kan.

Perry E. Holbrook ’89, MUS P, is in his ninth year of teaching music at Walton High School in Marietta, Ga. The award-winning music educator often serves as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician. Holbrook resides in Marietta.

Andy W. Jett ’89, MGT, is an adjunct professor and erp system administrator at Baker University. He lives in Lee’s Summit, Mo.*

Ghee H. “Ben” Lim ’89, BUS ADM, ’91 M BUS ADM, is vice president of information services at Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan., where he serves as manager of the college’s Computer Information Center and coordinates telephone and voicemail support. He lives in Wichita.

Danielle S. (Nasica) McNamara ’89, M PSYCH, is director of the University of Memphis Institute for Intelligent Systems. She lives in Memphis, Tenn.

Dale E. Miller ’89, POL SCI, ’89 PHIL, is associate professor and co-director of the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., where he lives.

Gary L. McCutcheon ’90, M BUS ADM, is vice president and investment officer with Corner Bank in Winfield, Kan. He is a Winfield resident.

Michael E. Boyd ’91, COMM, is a dealer services analyst at Ford Motor Credit Co. in Colorado Springs, Colo. He lives in Colorado Springs.*

Jennifer L. (Rhoads) Keller ’91, ADV/JOURN/PR, is manager of communications at the American Red Cross in Wichita. She lives in Wichita.*

Mark R. Lewandowski ’91, M ENG CR, assistant professor of English at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, is the author of the screenplay for “Positioning,” a short film that was shown last May at the Cannes International Film Festival. Lewandowski is a resident of Terre Haute.

Jane A. Ross ’91, NURS, a nurse at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita, has completed the national certification exam in pediatric emergency nursing. She lives in Wichita.

Brian A. Schmidt ’91, MUS ED, is coordinator of medical staff at Prairie View in Newton, Kan. He lives in Wichita.

Justin E. Smith ’91, AJ, a major with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Collins, Colo., is an 18-year veteran of the agency who now serves as operations commander and facilities administrator at the Larimer County Detention Center. This past January, Smith, who lives in Estes Park, Colo., announced his intention to make a run for the Sheriff’s office.

Mark A. Thomas ’91, PE, is the assistant principal at Hutchinson Middle School 8 in Hutchinson, Kan. He lives in Clearwater, Kan.

Timothy “Tim” R. Austin ’92, M PUB ADM, is a consulting engineer with Poe & Associates in Wichita, where he lives.

Marc A. Bosworth ’92, M S ART/P, art director at Greteman Group, a full-service branding agency based in Wichita, is also an adjunct faculty member at Friends University and a member of the Mid-America Print Council. Bosworth, whose award-winning artwork has been shown nationally and internationally, is a Wichita resident.

Gerald “Gerry” T. Dickey ’92, MKT, is general manager for Rocket Sports Properties in Toledo, Ohio. The company manages the multimedia rights and sports marketing for the University of Toledo’s athletic department.

Deanna L. (Dunivent) Harms ’92, COMM, executive vice president at Greteman Group, is chair of the advisory committee at Wichita State’s Elliott School of Communication. She lives in Wichita.

Mark D. Head ’92, ENTRE, is vice president of external affairs at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y. He is a resident of East Meadow, N.Y.

David R. McClellan ’92, FLD MJR, is regional vice president for Calvert Distributors Inc. He lives in Chicago.*

Sidney “Sid” J. Newby ’92, I ED, is a battalion chief with the Wichita Fire Department. He lives in Wichita.

David M. Sherman ’92, ECON, ’92 POL SCI, is regional director for the Wichita area at the nonprofit organization Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters. He resides in Wichita.

J. Erick Wheeler ’92, ART GD, is business development manager at DEN Management Co. Inc. in Wichita. He lives in Rose Hill, Kan.

Cheryl L. (Strands) Evans ’93, M COMM, a past president of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association, is dean of the Enid campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. An assistant professor of mass communications and 2000 Sheffield Teacher of the Year, she is also a former chair of Northwestern’s communication department and a past manager of the university’s student-operated radio station. She lives in Enid.

Kenneth “Ken” A. Fogel ’93, M PE, former director of corporate sales and pr, is assistant general manager for the Akron Aeros professional baseball team in Akron, Ohio. He lives in Copley, Ohio.

Adam D. Knapp ’93, JOURN, is director of operations at ScoopFire.com, an online newspaper for Andover, Kan. He is an award-winning writer and copy editor for the Wichita Eagle and the Wichita Business Journal. He lives in Augusta, Kan.

Erika R. Nighswonger ’93, MKT, is a boating education coordinator with Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. She resides in Derby, Kan.

Dale E. Skornia ’93, M MUS P, is a visiting assistant professor of music and the faculty director of the athletic pep band at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Minn. He resides in High Ridge, Mo.

Gregory S. Bergen ’94, COMM, is director of corporate partnerships for the Mavericks national hockey team in Independence, Mo. He resides in Leawood, Kan.

Bradley “Brad” F. Crisp ’94, AJ, ’98 M CJ, is fire marshall with the Wichita Fire Department. He lives in Whitewater, Kan.

Ginger L. (Kuhel) Farney ’94, ACCT, is a partner at Ernest & Young in Wichita, where she resides.*

Bryan C. Malone ’94, ART GD, is principal and co-creative director at Howerton+White, a Wichita-based creative agency. Malone lives in Wichita.

Kathy L. (Benzing) Mendenhall ’94, COMM, a public speaking instructor at Hutchinson Community College, serves as president of the Hutchinson National Faculty Association. She lives in Hutchinson, Kan.

Ihssane Mounir ’94, AEROS E, ’96, M AEROS E, is vice president of sales for Latin America and Africa, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He resides in Issaquah, Wash.

Tricia M. (Culley) Oldridge ’94, POL SCI, is an associate attorney practicing in Kansas foreclosure and bankruptcy at South & Associates PC in Wichita. She lives in Derby, Kan.

Aleen J. Ratzlaff ’94, M COMM, is an associate professor of communications at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan., where she resides.

Michael L. Rudd ’94, I TECH, deputy fire chief and director of the Wichita Fire Department’s Emergency Operations Command is retiring after more than 40 years of service. He lives in Bel Aire, Kan.

Matthew “Matt” P. Woodward ’94, M MUS P, is principal IT specialist for the office of the Sergeant at Arms at the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. 

Stephen E. “Ed” Aeschliman ’95, AJ, is a broker associate at Exit Realty Associates in Port Saint Lucie, Fla., where he lives.  

Travis B. Berning ’95, S ART/C, is a potter and partner in Tree House Pottery, a ceramics studio in Dillsboro, N.C., where he resides.

Marla J. (Misek) Clark ’95, M COMM, is a managing editor at Hanley Wood, a Washington, D.C.-based media company that serves the construction and home-design industries. She lives in Alexandria, Va.

Jeremy T. Ensey ’95, NURS, is emergency services director at Galichia Heart Hospital LLC in Wichita. Ensey is a resident of Valley Center, Kan.

Rachelle K. Meinecke ’95, ANTHRO, ’98, M ANTHRO, is director of the Augusta, Kan., Historical Museum. She resides in Augusta.

Roger D. Murdock ’95, MATH/STAT, ’01 M E MGT, is commander of the 891st Engineering Battalion, Kansas Army National Guard. Lt. Col. Murdock resides in Wichita.

Michael V. Rediger ’95, FIN, is director of corporate accounting at Invista corporate headquarters in Wichita, where he lives.

Jacquelyn J. Schwandt ’95, M MUS P, who earned a doctorate at the University of Oregon, is assistant professor of viola in the school of music at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. She is principal violist with the Flagstaff Symphony and also serves as president of the Arizona chapter of the American Viola Society. She lives in Flagstaff.

Shawna R. Thompson ’95, ACCT, is business manager at the Wichita Center for the Arts. She lives in Wichita.

Julie E. Allen ’96, ACCT, is a manager at Kennedy and Coe LLC in Wichita. She lives in Derby, Kan.

Lee Ann (Carr) Balke ’96, SOC WK, is a psychotherapist at FirstStep Counseling Inc.in Wichita, where she lives.

Mildred A. Edwards ’96, HC ADM, ’99 M PUB H, ’08, M PSYCH, a community psychologist and executive director of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission, is also principal and owner of ME Consulting Services in Topeka, Kan., where she resides.

Kimberly E. (Ediger) Hillard ’96, HR MGT, is the human resource manager at Wesco Aircraft. She resides in Wichita.

Jeremy G. Bain ’97, AJ, is a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service at Secret Service field offices in Omaha, Neb. He lives in Omaha.

Ann T. (Hogan) Berg ’97, NURS, is an RN at Bryanlgh Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb., where she lives.

Sandra “Sandy” I. Ellis ’97, GEN ST, is a licensed marriage and family therapist at FirstStep Counseling Inc. in Wichita, where she resides.

Nancy C. (Carroll) Juhlin ’97, M EAS, is assistant director of Cowley County Special Services Cooperative with the Winfield, Kan., public school system. She lives in Winfield.

Gregory S. Liewer ’97, COMM, is marketing communications specialist at MSI Systems Integrators in Omaha, Neb., where he resides.

Laquita W. (Brown) Lugrand ’97, EL ED, is principal at Beech Elementary School in Wichita. She is a resident of Wichita.

Christopher B. Means ’97, BIO, is an associate optometrist for the Grene Vision Group in Wichita. He lives in Augusta, Kan.

Julie L. (Brown) Neuenswander ’97, M CDS, is a clinical audiologist at Topeka Ear Nose & Throat. She lives in Meriden, Kan.

Dawn L. Shepler ’97, AJ, a Sedgwick County parole officer, is a Wichita resident.

Christopher B. Whitchurch ’97, AJ, is a firefighter with the Wichita Fire Department. He resides in Wichita.

Garrett R. Fresh ’98, ART GD, is senior art director at the Wichita-based branding agency Greteman Group. He lives in Wichita.

Stacia M. Garlach ’98, ADV, ’03 M COMM, is director of marketing and communication in the office of alumni relations at the University of Hawaii. She lives in Honolulu.

Kara E. Hunt ’98, PSYCH, is vice president of human resources at the Wichita Eagle. She is a resident of Goddard, Kan.*

Sheila R. (Ball) Krug ’98, ACCT, ’99 M ACCT, is vice president of finance and human resources at Southwestern College. She lives in Winfield, Kan.

J’Vonnah L. Griffith ’98, HSOP, is the Sedgwick County Health Department’s associate director of clinical services. She lives in Wichita.

Peter T. Lundrigan ’98, GEN ST, ’03 MIS, formerly with WSU’s Media Resources Center as an educational softward developer and Blackboard administrator, is chief financial officer at ESSDACK in Wichita. He resides in Andover, Kan.

Saleem Muhammad ’98, EL E, is manager of the IP products division at Brocade Communications Systems in San Jose, Calif., where he lives.

Christopher B. Power ’98, SPEECH, ’00 M COMM, is vice president of communication at the Kansas Health Foundation. He resides in Wichita.*

Matthew K. Scheuler ’98, COMP SCI, is regional sales manager at Collins Bus Corp. in South Hutchinson. He lives in Hutchinson, Kan.

Andrew “Drew” R. Waller ’98, ADV, is director of sales and a marketing consultant at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. He lives in Plymouth, Mich.

Tara L. (Welborn) Crain ’99, BUS ADM, ’02 M BUS ADM, is information technology supervisor and project coordinator at Mid-Continent Instruments in Wichita, where she lives.

Kathleen L. Davis ’99, M ENG CR, is senior editor for POWERGRID International and Electric Light & Power magazines. She lives in Tulsa, Okla.

Susan K. Gillespie ’99, M EAS, has been named Kansas Music Teacher of the Year by the Kansas Music Educators Association. She is employed at Keith Ware Elementary School in Fort Riley, Kan., and lives in Manhattan, Kan.

L. Scott Moore ’99, M PUB ADM, former Wichita assistant city manager, is manager of the city of Peoria, Ill. He lives in Peoria.

Jeremiah W. Moralez ’99, COMM, is national development trainer at T-Mobile in Albuquerque, N.M., where he resides.

Janet K. Neufeld ’99, M COUNS, is the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instructional services for USD 373. She resides in North Newton, Kan.

Timothy F. Quigley ’99, M PUB H, has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He practices psychiatry at the South Central Mental Health Counseling Center and is a PA and an associate professor at WSU. He lives in Wichita.*

Annelies M. (Klahn) Snook ’99, M CJ, is an offender employment specialist with the federal probation office in Wichita. She is a resident of Wichita.

Shala J. Perez ’99, CJ, ’02 M CJ, ’04 CT CF, has been appointed executive director of the Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission. She lives in Wichita.

Amanda B. Bauler ’00, NURS, is a family nurse practitioner at Woodstock Family Medicine in Portland, Ore. A resident of Camas, Wash., she has made a number of medical mission trips to Ghana, West Africa, the Philippines, Costa Rica and Belize, where she and other volunteers provide clinic services.

Chad T. Bender ’00, SPAN, is a product marketing manager at Sun Microsystems in San Diego, Calif., where he lives.

G. Dean Hagen ’00, BUS ADM, is an administrator at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence, Kan., where he resides.

Claudia A. (Mattiaccio) Hamilton ’00, PSYCH, is a licensed marriage and family therapist at Family and Child Development in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. She lives Destin, Fla.

Corey P. Rangel ’00, JOURN, is a reporter at KNXV-TV in Phoenix, Ariz., where he resides.

Nicole J. Stockdale ’00, POL SCI, ’00 JOURN, is assistant editorial page editor at the Dallas Morning News. She resides in Dallas.

Kar-Leung Cheung ’01, CDS, ’03 M CDS, is a pediatric audiologist at the University of Virginia Health System. He lives in Charlottesville, Va.

Christopher B. Eddy ’01, BIO, is principal engineering planner at Hawker Beechcraft Corp. in Wichita. He resides in Wichita.

Stephanie A. Gesink ’01, PA, is a physician assistant at Midwest Cardiology Associates, Menorah Medical Center. She lives in Overland Park, Kan.

Nicholas J. Gregory ’01, M PUB ADM, former assistant city administrator for the city of Great Bend, Kan., is the city administrator in McPherson, Kan.

Charity L. Kennedy ’01, IE, is a math teacher at South High School in Wichita, where she lives.*

Kendra L. Knight ’01, SOC WK, is a social worker at the F.W. Huston Medical Center in Winchester, Kan. She lives in Tonganoxie, Kan.*

Jill D. Miller ’01, ENTRE, a business development consultant, owns Creative Solutions in Wichita, where she resides.

Edward L. Robinson ’01, COMM, a real estate attorney with Joseph & Hollander, Wichita, serves on the Kansas Home Inspector Registration Board. He lives in Wichita.

Brian M. Rooney ’01, I BUS, is director of purchasing at Vaughan Foods Inc. in Moore, Okla. He lives in Bethany, Okla.

Ginger W. (Whiteside) Steck ’01, M ART ED, has been named Outstanding Elementary Art Educator of the Year by the Kansas Art Education Association. She is an art teacher at Meadowlark School in Andover, Kan., and lives in Wichita.

Leslie R. Barton ’02, MUS ED, is a music teacher at Baxter Springs, Kan., public schools. She lives in Baxter Springs.

Elizabeth A. (Orth) Beal ’02, SPAN, is a physician at Family Medicine of Tonganoxie. She resides in Basehor, Kan.

Benjamin P. Blick ’02, CJ, is a detective with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department. He lives in Colwich, Kan.

Lisa L. Braun ’02, M PE, is the director of athletic training education at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan. She lives in Burden, Kan.

P. Kristine Davies ’02, COMM, is managing consultant at Trinity Consultants in St. Louis. She lives in Ballwin, Mo.*

Fitim Kryeziu ’02, COMP E, ’06 IE, is a systems analyst at Intel Corp. in Albuquerque, N.M., where he resides.

Richard W. Moberly II ’02, BIO, a resident at Via Christi in Wichita, spent a week in Haiti helping earthquake survivors. He lives in Wichita.

Ryan W. Peterson ’02, BR JOURN, is the sports director at KLTV in Tyler, Texas. He resides in Lufkin, Texas.

Brent A. Seebohm ’02, M SP ADM, is managing director and CEO at b:Alpha strategerY! LLC, a marketing and sports consulting firm in Fort Collins, Colo.*

Sarah E. (Dangos) Webb ’02, DG, ’04 M COMM, is director of the American Diabetes Association in Wichita, where she resides.

Ryan L. Zink ’02, EX SCI, is director of sports medicine at Fort Scott Community College. He lives in Fort Scott, Kan.*

Mary A. Fenske ’03, M CDS, took first in the Kansas Senior Spelling Bee in Salina, Kan. She lives in Eastborough, Kan.

Kristalyn L. Newingham ’03, ACCT, is a senior accountant at Koch Siedhoff Hand & Dunn llp in Wichita, where she lives.

Travis D. Smith ’03, POL SCI, ’04 M PUB ADM, is an assistant district attorney for Oklahoma County. He lives in Oklahoma City.

Thomas P. Buttrey ’04, MED TECH, is lab director at Morris County Hospital, Council Grove, Kan. He is a Gardner, Kan., resident.

Jacob A. Shafer ’04, CHEM, is the BlackBoard administrator at the University of Tampa. He lives in Tampa, Fla.

Alesia L. Lord ’05, M CDS, is a speech language pathologist at Coffey County Hospital in Burlington, Kan. She lives in Madison, Kan.

John M. Nichols ’05, SP ADM, is business development manager at Computer Aided Technology in Overland Park, Kan. He lives in Kansas City, Mo.

Travis W. Graber ’05, M SP ADM, is assistant track coach, co-director of intramurals and head football coach for the Bethel Threshers at Bethel College. He lives in Newton, Kan.

Justin L. Lygrisse ’05, CHEM, ’09 M CHEM, is an analytical chemist at Novartis Consumer Health in Lincoln, Neb., where he resides.

Brian J. Quick ’05, JOURN, is a reporter and anchor at WIBW TV. He lives in Lawrence, Kan.

Aaron W. Walker ’05, CJ, a project manager and program evaluator at Youthville, lives in Wichita.

Patrick M. Goebel ’06, M BUS, is president and chief operating officer at Star Lumber & Supply. He lives in Wichita.

John-David Harris ’06, M SP ADM, is a financial adviser with Edward Jones in Wichita. He had been a track and field coach and instructor at Emporia State University. He resides in Wichita.

Cheryl M. Hilpert ’06, IMC, is a public relations and marketing specialist at Spherion Corp. in Boca Raton, Fla., where she lives.

Amanda “Mandy” L. Pankratz ’06, M PUB ADM, is an economic development analyst with the city of Wichita. She lives in Wichita.

Jason M. Popp ’06, ACCT, is an advanced staff accountant at Archer Daniels Midland in Overland Park, Kan., where he resides.

Sammy “Sam” Abdul-Kader ’07, MIS, a database administer for Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, received Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. He lives in Wichita.

Taurean J. Everett ’07, DANCE, who is performing in Peter Pan at the Goodspeed Opera House, will be returning to Kansas for his fourth season with Musical Theatre of Wichita. He lives in Wichita.

Cynthia A. Miles ’07, COMM, is director of community and campus relations at Butler Community College. She resides in Wichita.*

Ashley C. Ortiz ’07, M SOC WK, is chaplain and counselor at Burton Adventist Academy in Arlington, Texas. She lives in Mansfield, Texas.

Brian T. Boeckman ’08, AEROS E, is an engineer at Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita, where he lives.*

Luke S. Cureton ’08, M SP ADM, is the head golf coach at Sterling College, where he will also assist with the men’s basketball program. He resides in Sterling, Kan.

Paul D. McKee ’08, M S ART/SC, artist, is a commercial space coordinator at Artspace Projects and Quantum Management. He lives in Seattle, Wash.

Jeffrey S. Orr ’08, ECON, ’09 M ECON, is a junior credit analyst at Koch Supply & Trading LP. He lives in Wichita.

Margo J. Pruis ’08, MATH ED, former standout Shocker softball player, is a graduate assistant with the women’s softball team at Middle Tennessee State University. She lives in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Amber V. Stene ’08, M S ART/P, whose artwork was recently displayed at a Pratt Community College gallery, is an instructor and art director at Northern Arizona University. She lives in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Andrew “Andy” F. Wilson ’08, SP ADM, is a ticket executive with the Minnesota Swarm professional lacrosse team in St. Paul. Minn. He lives in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Laura E. (McIntire) Goss ’09, BUS ADM, is a New York Life agent in Hutchinson, where she resides.*

Jamil C. Moody ’09, HR MGT, is a human resources manager at Commerce Bank in Wichita. He lives in Wichita.*

Brittany R. Oelze ’09, M SOC WK, is a children’s mental health therapist at Family & Children’s Services in Tulsa, Okla., where she resides.*

Joel D. Pile ’09, M PUB ADM, is the city administrator of Valley Center, Kan. He lives in Rose Hill, Kan.