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.
Richard C. Oburn ’43, GEO, geologist and owner of Oexco Enterprises in Plano, Texas, has retired. He lives in Plano.
James R. Daniels fs ’47, executive vice president of Murfin Drilling Co. Inc., is a 2005 inductee into the Kansas Oil & Gas Hall of Fame. He lives in Wichita.
Charles L. Stansifer ’53, SPAN, ’54 M HIST, has retired from the University of Kansas after 42 years of service in the department of history. He served on the graduate committees of more than 20 MA and PhD students in the fields of Latin American history and Latin American studies. He lives in Lawrence, Kan.*
Lee A. (McIntosh) Kochenderfer ’54, EL ED, emeritus professor, Riverside Community College in Riverside, Calif., where she also resides, signed copies of her book The Victory Garden at Wichita’s Watermark Books in March.*
Cleo Littleton ’55, PE, former Shocker All-American and owner of Litco Inc., was named 2004 8(a) Graduate of the Year as a top minority small business owner by the Wichita Small Business Administration. Littleton has also been inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. He lives in Wichita.*
George P. Waller ’55, SOC, has retired from the St. Louis University Medical School in St. Louis, Mo. He lives in Afton, Mo.
J. Gary Wolf ’55, MUS ED, has semi-retired as professor of music at Rollins College in Winter Springs, Fla., where he also resides.
Laverne L. Baker ’56, CDS ’56 EL ED, ’81 PHD CDS, works as a speech pathologist for Geary County Schools in Manhattan, Kan., where she also lives.
Melvin L. Shelton ’56, mus ed, emeritus director of bands at Boise (Idaho) State University, heard his music presented at a BSU Celebration Concert in 2004. His compositions have also been performed in Japan, the Netherlands and Australia. He lives in Boise.
Peter L. Youngers ’58, S ART/PA, ’64 M ART/PA, retired as associate dean of humanities at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., where he also resides.
Dean E. Graber ’59, MGT, ’63 M BUS ADM, has retired from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. He lives in Bixby, Okla.
Chin Hyuck Kim ’59, MATH, has retired as a computer programmer for McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, Calif. He lives in Fountain Valley, Calif.
Paul F. Kimminau ’59, AERON E, has retired as a project manager for Hughes Missile Systems Co. in Tucson, Ariz., where he also resides.
Larry N. Blick ’60, POL S, ’67 M POL S, has retired as city manager of Independence, Mo., where he resides.*
Constance E. “Connie” (Moore) Fletcher ’60, M MUS P, has retired as a music and piano teacher in Ocean View, Hawaii, where she also resides.
Donald H. Pratt ’60, IND E, who heads a private commercial development company, Western Investments Inc., Kansas City, Mo., has been appointed chairman of the board of American Century Mutual Funds. He lives in Shawnee Mission, Kan.*
Donald E. Baxter ’61, MCH E, has retired as a project manager for Jacobs Engineering Group in Baton Rouge, La., where he also lives.
William A. Browning ’61, AERON E, has retired as an aircraft systems lead engineer for American Airlines in Tulsa, Okla., where he also resides.
Judith K. “Judy” (Bolinger) Claar ’61, MUS ED, has retired as an executive secretary at First National Bank in Cimarron, Kan., after 27 years of service. She lives in Cimarron.*
Miller E. “Gene” Countryman fs ’61, former ad executive who created the “Ah, Kansas!” campaign for the state tourism bureau, has celebrated “16 going on 17” years of his radio talk show, Countryman’s Kansas, dedicated to showcasing the best the state has to offer. He lives in Wichita.
Diana Elaine F. (Phillips) Depue ’61, SEC ED, ’61 SEC ED, is a licensed marriage family therapist who resides in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Bob T. Miller ’61, SEC ED, has retired as a pilot with Kiwi Airlines in Newark, N.J. He lives in North Hampton, N.H.*
Peter C. Vandervoorn ’61, CHEM, ’61 MATH, ’61 PHYS, has retired as a quality consultant for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y., where he also lives.
Thomas B. “Tom” Ferris ’62, PE, is a golf coach at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill. He lives in Marion, Ill.
Dixie A. (Eastes) Mills ’62, EL ED, ’74 M EL ED, recently exhibited her paintings at the Delmar Riney Art Gallery at Pratt (Kan.) Community College. She lives in Wichita.
Glenn A. Peacock ’62, EL E, has retired as a systems engineering manager at Lockheed Martin in New Orleans, La. He lives in Metairie, La.*
William L. Schroeder ’62, MCH E, has retired as an aerospace engineer with the FAA in Renton, Wash. He lives in Kent, Wash.
William F. “Bill” Seigle ’62, MATH, has retired from the marketing division of IBM in Kansas City, Mo. He lives in Olathe, Kan.*
Clair D. Nelson ’63, EL E, has retired as an engineer from NASA in Houston, Texas, where he also lives.
John M. Siebert ’63, M CHEM, former CEO of CIMA Labs in Eden Prairie, Minn., is now CEO of CyDex Inc., a Lenexa, Kan., biotechnology company. Siebert lives in Olathe, Kan.
Richard T. Reiter ’64, S ART/PA, has retired after serving in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years as a B-52 pilot and at Northrop Grumman for 16 years as the crew station safety engineer for the B-2 bomber. He lives in Yorba Linda, Calif.
Hal W. Stephenson ’64, MATH, has retired from General Motors engineering where he was a reliability statistician. He lives in Rochester Hills, Mich.*
William L. “Bill” Strout ’64, MUS P, has retired as regional director of sales for Outrigger Hotels & Resorts in Santa Ana, Calif., where he also resides.
John D. Benjamin ’65, POL S, sales manager for Capital One Auto Finance, Tulsa, Okla., and former Tulsa city councilor, has been appointed to the board of directors of Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He lives in Bixby, Okla.*
D. Kemp Irwin ’65, POL S, ’67 M HIST, has retired as director of marketing at IBM in Boulder, Colo. He lives in Niwot, Colo.
Eugene C. Rickard ’65, CHEM, ’67 M CHEM, has retired as senior research scientist for Eli Lilly & Co. in Indianapolis, Ind. He lives in Zionsville, Ind.
Frederic L. Shuman ’65, MUS ED, ’67 M MUS I, teaches philosophy at Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, Colo., where he lives.
John D. Braunreiter ’66, AERON E, has retired as a pilot from United Airlines in Chicago, Ill. He lives in Roanoke, Texas.
John M. Ellis ’66, BIOL, senior database administrator for university computing at WSU, has been awarded a President’s Distinguished Service Award for his role in “the planning, development and implementation of various web applications available to the university, including Shocker One Stop,” which allows faculty, staff and students to check grades, enroll in classes and update personal information. Ellis lives in Wichita.
James M. “Mike” Hayes ’66, SOC, ’66 ANTHRO, ’70 M ANTHRO, is the author of Plains Crazy, a mystery novel published by Poisoned Pen Press, Scottsdale, Ariz. He lives in Tucson, Ariz.*
Barbara A. (Reed) Honn ’66, MUS ED, ’74 M MUS T/C, is a professor of voice at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. She lives in Rising Sun, Ind.
Dennis E. Nix ’66, SOC, ’66 ANTHRO, has retired as manager of systems integration at Fluor Daniel Engineering in Ross, Ohio. Nix lives in South Park, Penn.
James N. Smith ’66, CHEM, ’67 M CHEM, has retired as a director in the semiconductor product sector of Motorola/Technology Asset Management in Phoenix, Ariz. He lives in Tempe, Ariz.
Gary L. Atkins ’67, SEC ED, has retired as president of Mountain Bell Federal Credit Union in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he also resides.
Alexander M. Behrens ’67, ACCT, has retired as administrator of federal programs for the city of Oklahoma City, Okla., where he also resides.
James B. “Jim” Hattan ’67, BUS ADM, president of Don Hattan Chevrolet, has received the 2005 Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award. Hattan lives in Wichita.*
Dale A. Kitchen ’67, BUS ADM, has retired as manager of business planning for Rockwell International in Seal Beach, Calif. He lives in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Joann (Peugh) Niedens ’67, AA BUS ED, is a legal assistant for Woolf McClane Bright Allen & Carpenter in Knoxville, Tenn., where she lives.
Carolyn L. (White) Bridges ’68, EL ED, ’74 M EAS, after three years in Florida teaching school and working at Walt Disney World, has returned to Wichita, where she is an education specialist for Baker University.*
Robert D. “Bob” Dool ’68, BUS ADM, chairman of the board for Mid-Continent Safety, was the 32nd Admiral Windwagon Smith for the 2005 Wichita River Festival. Dool lives in Wichita.*
Larry Hatteberg fs ’68, KAKE-TV prime time co-anchor, won the regional Emmy for best news feature out of 676 entries from Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Nebraska. His winning entry was “Nancy’s Incredible Journey,” a report on former Kansas Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker in Japan in her new role as the wife of ambassador Howard Baker. Hatteberg lives in Wichita.
Nancy G. (Garrison) Hemmrich ’68, EL ED, has retired as secretary and treasurer for Hemmrich & Associates in Brentwood, Tenn., where she also resides.*
Darleen (Alseike) Kliewer-Britton ’68, M MUS P, has retired as a professor of music and voice from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. She lives in Phoenix, Ariz.
Ned C. Stoll ’68, ANTHRO, is site manager for Lockheed Martin Information Technology in South Korea, where he also lives.
C. David “Dave” Joy ’69, M MUS I, has retired as manager of marketing operations for Holt, Rinehardt & Winston in Austin, Texas. He lives in Round Rock, Texas.
Margaret A. (Colo) McDevitt ’69, M ENG, has retired as an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She lives in Hubbardston, Mass.
Leigh S. Shaffer ’69, PSYCH, ’74 M SOC, is a professor of sociology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in West Chester. He lives in Downingtown, Penn.
Ruth A. (Hardgrave) Shiflet ’69, EL ED, is an accountant with CRS Financial Services Inc. in St. Louis, Mo. She lives in Florissant, Mo.
John P. Wayne ’69, M PHYS, is a quality compliance manager with Knowles Electronics in Itasca, Ill. He lives in Wheaton, Ill.
Neal C. Harrington ’70, EL E, has semi-retired as an electronics engineer with Troxler Electronic Labs in Research Triangle Park, N.C. He lives in Raleigh, N.C.
John F. King ’70, MUS ED, has retired as a music teacher at Les Bois Junior High School in Boise, Idaho, where he also resides.
John A. Lasater ’70, BIO, ’75 M BIO, works for Albuquerque Public Schools New Futures in Albuquerque, N.M., where he also lives.
Roy L. Stogsdill ’70, EL E, has retired as supervisor and electrical engineer at Robins AFB in Warner Robins, Ga., where he also lives.
Donna E. (Roths) Sweet ’70, BIO, ’72 M BIO, director of internal medicine education at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis campus in Wichita, where she resides, has taken the position of chairwoman of the board of regents of the American College of Physicians.
John C. Gaston ’71, SEC ED, ’73 M SEC ED, is dean of the College of Arts at Valdosta State in Valdosta, Ga., where he also resides.
David C. “Dave” Gurtner ’71, BUS ADM, has retired as a senior systems analyst from USAF Headquarters at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He lives in Woodstock, Va.
David B. Haakinson ’71, BUS ADM, has retired as a statistical process control specialist at AlliedSignal Aerospace Division in Rocky Mount, N.C. He lives in Wilson, N.C.
Margaret J. “Peggy” Janda-Maier ’71, HIST, has retired after 30 years teaching math and German for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Asmara, Eritrea and Frankfurt and Heidelberg, Germany. She lives in Frankfurt.*
Peter E. Thomas ’71, M BUS ADM, is a trust officer in the private wealth management division of Intrust Bank of Wichita. He lives in Wichita.
Anetta K. (Shockey) Webster ’71, PE, a physical education teacher at Jardine Middle School in Wichita, where she lives, was honored as a 2004 state physical education teacher of the year.
James R. “Jim” Ingle ’72, SOC, has retired from Miller Brewing Co. of Milwaukee, Wis., where he was a manager of sales information. He lives in Gore, Va.*
David E. Malas ’72, EL E, is a quality consultant with NCR Corp. of Dayton, Ohio. He lives in Centerville, Ohio.
James M. Posey ’72, HIST, is general manager of Municipal Light & Power in Anchorage, Alaska, where he also resides.*
Danny L. “Dan” Qualls ’72, PSYCH, is adult ministries pastor at Rockford First Assembly Church in Rockford, Ill. He lives in Loves Park, Ill.
Rodney L. Schoonover ’72, ACCT, is a controller with National Beef Inc. in Dodge City, Kan., where he also resides.
Ronald L. Garber ’73, M MUS T/C, is music instructor at Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kan., and director of Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus. He lives in Hesston, Kan.
Leonard W. “Len” Hudson ’73, POL S, publisher of The El Dorado Times, now also publishes The Augusta Daily Gazette. He lives in Augusta, Kan.
Jeffrey L. “Jeff” Turner ’73, MATH, ’77, E MGT, former general manager of Boeing Wichita, is now chief executive of Mid-Western Aircraft Systems Inc., which, with the sale of Boeing Wichita to Onex Corp., is now the world’s largest independent supplier of commercial aircraft structures and Wichita’s second-largest employer, behind Cessna Aircraft Co. Turner lives in Wichita.*
John H. Williams ’73, ENG L/LIT, head of acquisitions at WSU’s Ablah Library, has been awarded a President’s Distinguished Service Award for 21 years of service and his continuing work in streamlining the acquisitions process. He lives in Wichita.
Steven S. “Scott” Curtin ’74, M ACCT, a CPA with Grant Thornton LLP in Denver, Colo., where he also resides, was named one of the top 100 most influential practitioners 2005 by The National Public Accountant.
William C. Deeds ’74, PSYCH, is vice president of academic affairs at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, where he also resides.
Michael E. Steen ’74, ACCT, is regional director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency in Smyrna, Ga. He lives in Marietta, Ga.
Linda E. (Bradford) Webb ’74, M EL ED, a drama teacher at Wichita’s Northwest High School, has been named to the Kansas Thespian Hall of Fame. Webb lives in Wichita.
Danny R. “Dan” Bearden ’75, EL ED ’88 M EAS, a teacher with Wichita public schools, was honored for his 27 years as a Boy Scout troop leader by Plymouth Congregational Church (where the troop meets). He lives in Wichita.
M. Stephen “Steve” Brown ’75, M EAS, is dean of student affairs at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Ark. He lives in Bella Vista, Ark.
Paul S. Goward ’75, AJ, has celebrated his first year as police chief of the Winter Haven, Fla., police department. He lives in Winter Haven.
James A. “Jim” Hess ’75, M POL S, is director of the Monona Terrace community and convention center in Madison, Wis., where he also resides.
Walter G. Kuykendall ’75, AJ, a retired Wichita Police Department lieutenant, is now police chief of Iola, Kan., where he resides.
Victorine L. “Vickie” (Robben) Mahon ’75, JOURN, is assistant attorney general for the state of Missouri. She lives in Jefferson City, Mo.*
Debra K. (Hess) Walters ’75, NURS, is a nurse practitioner for the Asthma & Allergy Association in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she also lives.
Calvin T. Bruton fs ’76, former WSU basketball player who became the second U.S. player recruited by the Australian National Basketball League, has been inducted into the ANBL Hall of Fame as a player and coach. He won national championships playing for Brisbane and Perth and later became the coach and general manager of the Canberra Cannons. Bruton has also been honored as a member of the ANBL’s 20th anniversary team, comprised of the top 10 all-time players. He lives in Canberra, Australia.
Thomas A. Eddy ’76, BUS ADM, is manager of equipment sales and service at Kansas Truck Equipment Co. in Wichita, where he lives.*
Rafael “Ray” Ferry-Torres ’76, PA, who was among the first physician assistants to practice in Kansas, has retired after 30 years. He lives in Hiawatha, Kan.
Stephen F. “Steve” Fiol ’76, M MUS P, is vice president of academic affairs and dean of fine arts at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. He lives in Champaign, Ill.
Edna (Sanders) Gentry ’76, EL ED, second-grade teacher at St. Mary’s Parish School, Derby, Kan., is a 2005 Distinguished Teacher for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita. She lives in Wichita.
Maurice A. Harley ’76, ACCT, a senior financial analyst for Crossland Construction Co. of Columbus, was elected mayor of Girard, Kan., in April. Harley lives in Girard.
Larry L. Lewis ’76, BUS ADM, is CEO of KC Investments LLC in Castle Rock, Colo., where he also resides.
Daniel R. McClure ’76, AA AJ, ’78 AJ, is a battalion chief with the Wichita Fire Department. He lives in Wichita.
Steven L. “Steve” Walts ’76, EL ED, ’89 M EAS, has been appointed to a four-year term as superintendent of Prince William County (Manassas, Va.) public schools, which serve approximately 66,000 students enrolled in 80 schools.*
Judith A. Dorrell ’77, SP, is director of admissions at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Chicago, Ill., where she also lives.*
Elaine Robinson-Fraction ’77, JOURN, is a trial attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in Atlanta, Ga. She lives in Snellville, Ga.
Robert L. Emmart ’78, PSYCH, leads Wichita’s Via Christi Medical Center’s Outreach Case Management program, designed to help the uninsured find regular medical care. He resides in Wichita.*
Tona L. Leiker ’78, NURS, ’84 M NURS, chair of the nursing department of Tabor College-Wichita, has been awarded the Patricia A. Devine Award for Excellence in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice by the Kansas State Nurses Association. She lives in Andover, Kan.*
Esther D. (Branine) Oppliger ’78, NURS, ’91 M NURS, is a clinical nurse specialist at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kan., where she resides.
Kenneth E. Pierce ’78, M AJ, has retired as a major in the Shawnee County (Kan.) Sheriff’s Department after more than 35 years of service. He lives in Topeka, Kan.
Peri A. Widener ’78, JOURN, formerly senior executive for integrated defense systems for Boeing Co. in Huntsville, Ala., is vice president of Boeing Workplace Services. She lives in Huntsville.
Cynthia “Cindy” S. Angle ’79, EL ED, a sixth-grade science teacher at Wilbur Middle School in Wichita, where she lives, is among the 95 national winners of the 2004 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Roger D. Barnes ’79, AJ, has retired as senior partner of Insightful Directives LLC in Madison, Tenn., where he also lives.
Michael A. Dorsey ’79, MED T, ’84 M BUS ADM, is chief operating officer at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka, Kan., where he also resides.
Jean B. Elliott ’79, SEC ED, ’81 M SEC ED, an academic adviser for WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been honored with the Wayne Carlisle Distinguished Service Award for 23 years of service, notably her roles in advising student athletes and developing Dealing with Diversity, a course now required in many undergraduate LAS programs. She lives inWichita.
Thomas J. Gluszek ’79, AERON E, ’88 M AERON E, has been named an associate technical fellow by the Boeing Co., Wichita. He lives in Derby, Kan.*
Joanne H. (Hamlin) Smith ’79, M SPG, associate vice president of student affairs at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, has been honored by the school’s department of multicultural and gender studies as Outstanding Faculty Member for Women’s History Month (March). She lives in Universal City, Texas.
Tim W. Stringer ’79, EL E, is a project engineer with Black & Veatch in Kansas City, Mo. He lives in Lawrence, Kan.
Tara L. Walker ’79, ART ED, who teaches art at North High School, Wichita, has been named a Distinguished Classroom Teacher by the Wichita Board of Education. She resides in Wichita.
Fredrick E. Betzen ’80, MCH E, ’82 M MCH E, is vice president of manufacturing for Huhtamaki Packaging Co. in De Soto, Kan. He lives in Lenexa, Kan.
Clarence D. “Clancy” Holeman ’80, POL S, former assistant Sedgwick County attorney, is county counselor for the Riley County counselor’s office in Manhattan, Kan., where he also lives.
J. Michael “Mike” Lamb ’80, SOC, is associate vice president for planned giving and development services for the WSU Foundation. He lives in Hesston, Kan.*
Douglas L. Penner ’80, MKT, ’81 M PE, is vice president and CFO of Panasonic Avionics System Co., headquartered in Bothell, Wash. PAS is the world leader in providing in-flight entertainment systems on board commercial airlines, with more than 2,100 employees worldwide and annual sales exceeding $600 million. Penner lives in Sammamish, Wash.
Kimberly A. (Becker) Thomas ’80, EL ED, ’84 M EL ED, fifth-grade math teacher at McLean Science and Technology Magnet Elementary School in Wichita, is one of 95 national winners of the 2004 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She lives in Wichita.
Tim J. Watt ’80, BIO, is a partner with Neurosurgical & Spinal Surgery Associates in Rapid City, S.D., and part owner of the Black Hills Surgery Center Specialty Hospital. He lives in Rapid City.
Gary D. Wilkerson ’80, M EL ED, a kindergarten teacher at Tanglewood Elementary School in Derby, Kan., was a finalist for the 2004 Kansas Teacher of the Year Award. He lives in Wichita.
Nancy E. (Woods) Bacon ’81, MED T, is COO of William Newton Hospital in Winfield, Kan. She lives in Augusta, Kan.
Jeffrey W. “Jeff” Donham ’81, MKT, is a mortgage loan originator for Prairie State Bank’s east Wichita branch. He lives in Wichita
William K. “Bill” Gardner ’81, RELUE, ’83 ART G, owner of Gardner Design, a Wichita-based firm specializing in branding and corporate identity, has had LogoLounge 2: 2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers published by Rockport Publishers. LogoLounge 2 and Gardner’s first book, LogoLounge, are offshoots of LogoLounge.com, a website he created as a way for graphic designers to share their work. He resides in Wichita.
Kelly B. Harrison ’81, EL E, ’85 M E MGT, ’94 M BUS ADM, is vice president of Western Resources in Topeka, Kan. He lives in Lawrence, Kan.
Randolph P. “Randy” Johnston ’81, M COMP S, executive vice president of Network Management Group in Hutchinson, Kan., where he lives, has been named one of 2004’s top 100 most influential people in accounting by Accounting Today.
Timothy R. Mitchell ’81, PSYCH, is a case manager with Franklin County Mental Health in Ottawa, Kan., where he also lives.
Laurie A. (Reed) Niederee ’81, NURS, is an anesthesiologist at Altaview Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she resides.
Teresa K. “Terre” (Eikenberry) Graham ’82, CDS, ’83 M CDS, ’01 PHD CDS, is an assistant professor of communicative disorders and sciences at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. She lives in Olathe, Kan.
Harriet “Bunny” (Helman) Hill ’82, M ENG, head of Wichita Collegiate Middle School and a 35-year veteran in education, has been inducted into the Kansas Association of Independent and Religious Schools’ Hall of Fame. She is the hall’s only female member. She lives in Wichita.
Randall “Randy” Smithson ’82, BUS, ’89 M PE, former WSU basketball player and coach, has returned as men’s basketball coach to Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kan., where he built the basketball program into a national power over 11 seasons, winning four Region VI and six Jayhawk Conference titles in the 1990s. During his four-year stint as men’s head coach at WSU, Smithson posted a 55-62 record and went 14-13 with his first Shocker team, ending a string of seven losing seasons.
Lisa L. (Wixson) Becker ’83, GEO, is a budget analyst for the State of Kansas SRS in Topeka, Kan., where she resides.
Mark V. Bodine ’83, AJ, has formed the law firm partnership of Bennett & Bodine PA in Shawnee, Kan. He lives in Leawood, Kan.
Antoine L. Carr fs ’83, Shocker basketball hall of famer, has been inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.*
Mark S. Derstine ’83, MCH E, is a principal engineer for Aerojet in Chantilly, Va. He lives in Bristow, Va.
C. Bryan Masters ’83, JOURN, director of interactive communications at WSU and The Shocker designer, placed third in this year’s Prairie Fest Songwriting Competition for his body of work. He won a cash award and a featured stage appearance at the festival. He lives in Wichita.
Michael F. Mendoza ’83, MCH E, is a senior lead engineer at Eaton Corp. in Hutchinson, Kan., where he also lives.
Susan M. Oldfather ’83, PE, ’99 M CI, a physical education teacher at Caldwell Elementary School in Wichita, won state physical education teacher of the year honors for 2004. She lives in Wichita.
Janelle M. (Hackerott) Strobel ’83, MED T, is a medical technologist with the molecular and genetics lab at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Ind. She lives in Avon, Ind.
D. Bob Zook ’83, ACCT, ’97 M BUS ADM, who works for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Information Technology Department of the Projects Contracting Office, is assisting with the rebuilding of Iraq by training personnel on computers and software and overseeing construction projects. He lives in Iraq’s “International Zone” but calls Wichita home.
Mark A. Cook ’84, HCA, is head women’s basketball coach at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La., where he also lives.
John J. Deardoff ’84, M URB A, former city manager of Dodge City, Kan., succeeds retiring Joe Palacioz ’71/76 as city manager of Hutchinson, Kan. Deardoff resides in Hutchinson.
Marilyn R. Killian fs ’84, founder and director of the Wichita Community Children’s Choir, has been named a 2005 Governor’s Arts Award winner. She lives in Wichita.
Leonard L. Mitchell ’84, GEN S, is director of Westar Energy in Topeka, Kan., where he resides.
Glenda J. (Riley) Overstreet ’84, AA LA, a quality, training and marketing manager at MAXIMUS Inc., Topeka, Kan., is also a columnist with the Topeka Capital-Journal. She lives in Topeka.
Greta L. Siemens ’84, ART G, is a graphic designer for The Wichita Eagle. She lives in Wichita.
Larry W. Knetzer ’85, POL S, ’88 M PUB ADM, is CEO of Victor Valley Community Hospital in Victorville, Calif. He lives in Oakdale, Calif.
James S. Meadows ’85, JOURN, a former network manager with the U.S. Army, is an associate professor of military tactics for Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. He resides in Leavenworth, Kan.
Ravindra “Ravi” Pendse ’85, M EL E, ’94 PHD EL E, who served as an interim associate vice president of academic affairs and research at WSU, is now associate vice president. He lives in Wichita.
John F. Selsor ’85, EL E, is president of Bio-Pharma Solutions Inc. in Plano, Texas, where he also resides.
Ahmad Abdel-Qader ’86, EL E, is an electrical engineer at an electrical power company in Doha, Qatar, where he lives.
Diedre J. “Dee” (Fields) Chandler ’86, JOURN, is the first director of economic development for Lindsborg, Kan., where she lives.
Gary L. Cundiff ’86, AA HUM, ’86 AA SOC S, ’87 GEN S, is associate athletic director for development at WSU. He lives in Wichita.*
Terry J. Nelson ’86, AA AJ, a captain with the Wichita Police Department, was named Officer of the Year for 2004. He lives in Goddard, Kan.
Debra D. Sawtelle ’86, M CSP, who developed the Addiction Counseling program at Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kan., has been named the college’s 2005 Master Teacher. She lives in Towanda, Kan.
Mark G. Saylor ’86, M MUS P, is a security analyst for Bank Midwest. He lives in Raytown, Mo.
Susan D. Snyder ’86, INT S, is a senior attorney in the legal department at The Northern Trust Co., Chicago, Ill., where she also resides.*
Lisa A. Weber ’86, NURS, a certified transplant nephrologist, is a partner with Kansas Nephrology Physicians. She lives in Wichita.
J. Daniel Becker ’87, GEN S, is vice president and general manager of the 747, 767 and 777 programs for Boeing in Everett, Wash. He lives in Woodinville, Wash.
Laurie J. Becvar ’87, GEN S, is dean of continuing education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. She lives in Mission Hill, S.D.
Richard K. “Rich” Bomgardner ’87, PE, WSU kinesiology and sport studies instructor and athletic trainer, is working to meet the demand for athletic trainers by developing and seeking accreditation for a new major in athletic training at Wichita State. He lives in Wichita.
Kurt J. Budke ’87, M PE, former Louisiana Tech coach, is head women’s basketball coach at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla.
Armin Gerhard ’87, M SPAN, associate director of international education at WSU, has received a President’s Distinguished Service Award from the university for his three decades of work with international students. He lives in Wichita.
Phyllis L. Goodwin ’87, NURS, is an RN at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. She lives in Eagle River, Alaska.
Soubanh Khounsombath ’87, AERON E, is a senior project engineer with Evcon Industries in Wichita, where he also resides.
Gordon T. McMillan ’87, AA AJ, ’87 AJ, director of operations for the U.S. Army’s 647th Area Support Group in El Paso, Texas, has been promoted to lieutenant colonel. He lives in El Paso.
Jerome R. Schartz ’87, EL E, is a project engineer with Black & Veatch in Leawood, Kan. He lives in Kansas City, Mo.
Lee H. White ’87, M GEO, works in data security for Wiltel Communications in Tulsa, Okla., where he also resides.
Robin L. (Bray) Couey ’88, AA SOC SCI, is an accounting manager for Mega Marbles in Wichita. She lives in Benton, Kan.
Sue E. Givens ’88, M EAS, principal of Liberty Middle School in Pratt, Kan., where she also resides, serves as president of the board for United School Administrators of Kansas.
Chris S. Patton ’88, AA NAT S/MATH, ’90 GEN S, is a dentist in Phillipsburg, Kan., where he lives.
Dale P. Blesz ’89, M ED PSYCH, is an associate professor of education at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., where he also resides.
Linda R. Ferrell ’89, M ED PSYCH, a kindergarten teacher, was named teacher of the year for USD 418. She lives in McPherson, Kan.
Sharon S. “Shari” (Rediker) Hand ’89, M SEC ED, ’94 SP EAS, ’01 PHD EAS, assistant principal at Derby High School, Derby, Kan., is president of the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education for 2004-05. She resides in Wichita.
Robert G. Mellen ’89, M EAS, assistant principal at Clearwater High School in Clearwater, Kan., was named top assistant principal of the year by the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals. He lives in Clearwater.
Deborah S. Rose ’89, M NURS, is vice commander of the 190th Air Refueling Wing and the first woman promoted to colonel in the Kansas Air National Guard. She lives in Overbrook, Kan.
Kenneth R. Spurgeon ’89, AA HUM, ’97 HIST, ’02 M HIST, a Civil War re-enactor and director of instructional services at Cowley College’s Southside Education Center, has collaborated with two other filmmakers to make a documentary about the seven-year struggle over whether Kansas would enter the union as a free or a slave state. Spurgeon lives in Andover, Kan.
Van E. Williams ’89, JOURN, former reporter for The Wichita Eagle, is Wichita’s new public information officer. Williams lives in Wichita.
Kelly G. (Syring) Goss ’90, J/APR, is communications manager for Fort Dodge Animal Health in Overland Park, Kan. She lives in Olathe, Kan.
Jennifer M. (Blasi) Johnston ’90, EL ED, a fourth-grade teacher at St. Peter Catholic School in Schulte, Kan., is one of two 2005 distinguished teachers of the year for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita. She lives in Wichita.
Elizabeth A. “Liz” Kepple ’90, M EL ED, a first-grade teacher at Bentley Primary School in Bentley, Kan., led her class to read an award-winning 3,583 books in the Mucha Lucha Read-a-Rama, sponsored by the WB Network. The school received a $5,000 prize to be used for the library. Kepple lives in Halstead, Kan.
Richard A. “Rick” Page ’90, M P ACCT, ’90 ACCT, is a controller for Corporate Express in Tulsa, Okla. He lives in Broken Arrow, Okla.
Robert R. Rugan ’90, BUS ADM, ’93 M BUS ADM, is director of the First Kansas Bank in Great Bend, Kan., where he also resides.
Elise A. (Harrington) Schowalter ’90, MUS P, is a professor of French horn at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Ky. She lives in Covington, Ky.
Adnan Younus Ansari ’91, EL E, is a network consulting engineer for Cisco Systems in San Jose, Calif., where he also resides.
Shelley L. (Blumberg) Bradbury ’91, ACCT, is an accountant at Big Dog Motorcycles in Wichita, where she also resides.
Scott Carter ’91, M LIB S, is curator of the Detroit (Mich.) Zoo. He lives in Harper Woods, Mich.
J. Renee (Kaylor) Detar ’91, CDS, ’94 M LIB ST, is director of Pilates and yoga for Genesis Health Clubs in Wichita, where she also lives.
Wade A. Hampton fs ’91, screened his 11-minute film “Night of the Owls” at Wichita’s Fisch Haus Studios in February. He lives in Wichita.
Trent L. Hurst ’91, INT S, is director of marketing at Del Labs in Uniondale, N.Y. He lives in New York, N.Y.*
Shelley A. McClure ’91, OR BIO/ECO, is an obstetrician-gynecologist at William Newton Hospital in Winfield, Kan., where she also lives.
Joseph J. “Joe” Rodriguez ’91, JOURN, a 14-year veteran reporter with The Wichita Eagle, has expanded his writing subjects to include faith and values topics. He lives in Wichita.
Cheryl K. Schmeidler ’91, PE, is executive director of Kansas Jaycees’ Cerebral Palsy Foundation in Augusta, Kan. She lives in Wichita.
C. Allen Ward ’91, M PE, is athletic director at Murray State University in Murray, Ken.
William E. Wilkins ’91, BIO, is chief medical officer of Mercy Health System of Kansas Inc. He lives in Independence, Kan.
Joyce A. (Flaherty) DiDonato ’92, MUS ED, an opera mezzo-soprano, released “Amor e gelosia,” her first album, in 2004, on the Virgin Veritas label. DiDonato resides in Kansas City, Mo.
Richard D. “Rick” Mulkey ’92, M ENG CR, professor of creative writing at Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., where he also lives, has had a chapbook of poems, Bluefield Breakdown, published by Finishing Line Press.
V. Sue Peterson ’92, S ART/SC, exhibited “velvet-tipped concrete half-sphere” sculptures as part of Aesthetica ’05, a Wichita Center for the Arts show highlighting the works of 11 regional women artists. She lives in Wichita.
Mary L. Werner ’92, S ART/PA, ’94 M ART/PA, director of visual arts at Newman University in Wichita, exhibited her paintings at The Professor’s Show, which featured work by seven artists who teach at area colleges. Werner resides in Wichita.
Abbie L. Collinsworth ’93, BIO, ’97 MED T, is an emergency physician at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, where she also lives.
James G. “Greg” Elgin ’93, SP/RTVF, is a producer with the International Mission Board in Richmond, Va. He lives in Glen Allen, Va.
Darin M. Luman ’93, PE, is an account supervisor at Tracy Locke Partnership in Dallas, Texas. He lives in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Roy L. Ridener ’93, MGT, ’95 M BUS ADM, ’97 M PUB ADM, is city administrator of Anamosa, Iowa, where he also resides.
Linda K. Robinson ’93, ART G, an assistant professor of art at WSU, exhibited a series of paintings created using old home movies as part of Aesthetica ’05, a Wichita Center for the Arts show highlighting the works of 11 regional women artists. She lives in Wichita.
James D. “Jim” Thomas ’93, GEN S, WSU baseball assistant coach, has been inducted into the Kansas Baseball Association. He lives in Wichita.*
Carol L. (Murch) Copeland ’94, COMM, is a training supervisor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She lives in Marietta, Ga.
Karen E. (Muetzel) Harris ’94, ACCT, is business manager for the Leavenworth Times in Leavenworth, Kan. She lives in Lansing, Kan.
Darren W. Mullen ’94, AJ, a firefighter for the city of Wichita, where he lives, rode from Los Angeles, Calif., to Washington, D.C., as part of Lance Armstrong’s Tour of Hope team.
Scott D. Shadid ’94, INT B, is an account manager at Imagine Technologies in Greenwood Village, Colo. He lives in Denver, Colo.*
Malliga S. (Balasubramaniam) Battar ’95, M COUNS, is a clinician with EMQ Children & Family Services in San Jose, Calif., where she lives.
Amy M. (Ott) Decker ’95, PSYCH, an attorney with the Wichita firm Cozen O’Connor, concentrates on commercial litigation, product liability defense and insurance. She lives in Wichita.*
Nona B. (Saldana) Ewell ’95, HS, ’97 M PT, is a physical therapist at Newsome Physical Therapy Center in Naperville, Ill., where she also resides.
Jennifer S. French ’95, M BUS ADM, a consultant with TJF Consulting in Tampa, Fla., where she also lives, is a member of the 2005 U.S. Disabled Sailing Team. She became a quadriplegic after a snowboarding accident in 1998.
Latricia L. Harper ’95, COMM, ’02 M COMM, is assistant to the city manager of Scottsdale, Ariz. She lives in Scottsdale.*
Jay A. Super ’95, SEC ED, a science teacher at Maize High School in Maize, Kan., was chosen as the winner of The Wichita Eagle’s My Favorite Teacher contest based on letters from his students. Super lives in Wichita.
Michael J. “Mike” Wawrzewski ’95, PA, has won the 2005 Humanitarian Physician Assistant Award from the American Academy of Physician Assistants for his work in Bolivia with the Wichita-based nonprofit Hospitals of Hope. He lives in Wichita.
Brenda L. Achey ’96, ACCT, an accountant in WSU’s fine arts department, has won a 2004 President’s Distinguished Service Award for her work at the university. She resides in Wichita.
Lori M. Buntin ’96, M ART/PA, exhibited her oil paintings of the Kansas City skyline as part of Aesthetica ’05, a Wichita Center for the Arts show highlighting the works of 11 regional women artists. Buntin lives in Wichita.
York C. Butler ’96, GEN S/POL S, is assistant director of financial aid at Utah Valley State College in Orem, Utah, where he also resides.
Jessica K. “Kele” Hulser ’96, SPAN, ’00 M PT, a physical therapist, won the Scholfield Cycling Classic women’s pro division during Wichita’s 2005 River Festival. She lives in Bothell, Wash.
Bundit “Kenny” Jiamanukoonkit ’96, M BUS ADM, is senior vice president of Siam Commercial New York Life in Bangkok, Thailand, where he lives.
Mary L. (Bolton) Grene ’97, M BUS ADM, won the women’s River Run during Wichita’s 2005 River Festival. Grene lives in Andover, Kan.
Nancy L. “Lori” Griswold ’97, PSYCH, administrative specialist for WSU’s school of nursing, received a President’s Distinguished Service Award from the university for her work. She lives in Wichita.
Angela D. (Stratman) Land ’97, M PT, has opened Heartland Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation in Wamego, Kan., with her husband, Steven M. Land ’97, M PT. They live in Wamego.
James B. “Jim” Skelton ’97, INT B, is a Wichita City Council member. He resides in Wichita.
Darren L. Vorderbruegge ’97, M EAS, is assistant men’s basketball coach at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., where he lives.
Monte F. Wheeler fs ’97, played the role of Michael in “I Do! I Do!” a musical presented in February at Mary Jane Teall Theatre in Wichita. Wheeler lives in Wichita.
Dawn T. (Butler) Bircher ’98, BIO, is an optometrist with Sabates Eye Centers in the Kansas City area. She lives in Mission, Kan.
Tamara E. Cotman ’98, M EAS, formerly assistant superintendent for Wichita elementary schools, is executive director of instruction and curriculum for elementary and middle schools in Atlanta, Ga. She lives in College Park, Ga.
Kristi K. Oberg ’98, COMM, ’00 M COMM, is director of development for the Kansas Humane Society. She lives in Wichita.
Ryan J. O’Donnell ’98, MKT, is a Pacific Cycle senior product manager in Madison, Wis., where he also resides.
Fernando R. Martinez ’99, SOC, a track and cross-country coach at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita, where he lives, won the 2005 men’s River Run for the second consecutive year.
Lisa F. Rundstrom ’99, S ART/SC, exhibited light sculptures as part of Aesthetica ’05, a Wichita Center for the Arts show highlighting the works of 11 regional women artists. She lives in Wichita.
Chet A. Carpenter ’00, M MUS P, an opera singer, performed the role of Marcello in La Bohème for Wichita’s Grand Opera. He lives in Wichita.
Theodore C. “Ted” Davis ’00, MUS P, played clarinet at a recital in the Southwestern College Mazie Barnett Kilmer Recital Series in Winfield, Kan., in April. He lives in Wichita.
Stephanie L. (Immich) King ’00, BIO CH, is a DNA analyst with the Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.*
Chia-Hui “Corrina” Liao ’00, M PSYCH, ’02 PHD PSYCH, is a consultant in human factors engineering and imaging with Dell Global in Singapore, where she also resides.
Lesley C. Magnus ’00, CDS, is a speech language pathologist at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Canada, where she also lives.
Sean M. Milleson ’00, HIST, ’03 M PUB A, is a management intern with the Wichita water and sewer department. He lives in Wichita.
Kristine A. Osthoff ’00, M CI, who teaches at Andover Middle School in Andover, Kan., attended an educational conference at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in summer 2004. She lives in Wichita.
Dallas R. Pontious ’00, GEN S/CJ, a waterfowl guide, placed third in The Wichita Eagle’s Great Outdoors Photo Contest with his shot of his mother’s dog, Elli. Pontious lives in Milan, Kan.
Shawn M. Springer ’00, M CI, principal at McLean Elementary School in Wichita, has been honored by the Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for his commitment to physical education. He lives in Derby, Kan.
Virginia A. Stroh ’00, INT B, is a business standards specialist at Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita. She lives in Viola, Kan.*
Renee D. Vanlaningham ’00, SP ADM, is manager of event operations and guest relations for the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club. She lives in Kansas City, Mo.
Timothy W. Bazil ’01, PE, is a fitness specialist at the Cessna Employees Club in Wichita, where he also resides.
Jedd R. Beaudoin ’01, M ENG/CR, a former The Shocker editorial associate, English instructor at WSU and current writer for Wichita’s F5 newspaper, has reviewed musical artists and bands such as Ozzy Osbourne, Kane Hodder and Spitalfield for Amazon.com. His reviews can be found online. Beaudoin lives in Wichita.
Maria L. Bustamante ’01, INT B, is general manager of Kelly’s Corporate Apparel in Wichita, where she also lives.
Ashley D. Graber ’01, BUS ADM, is a human resources manager with Cintas Corp. in Wichita, where she also resides.
Kosuke Ishikawa ’01, MCH E, ’04 M AEROS E, is an engineer with Fujitsu Ten Corp. of America in Carmel, Ind., where he also lives.*
Megan R. Bush ’02, PE, ’04 M PT, is a physical therapist with HealthSouth in Liberty, Mo. She lives in Kansas City, Mo.*
Teresa J. Leonard ’02, M ART/SC, exhibited “pods of sticks” as part of Aesthetica ’05, a Wichita Center for the Arts show highlighting the works of 11 regional women artists. She lives in El Dorado, Kan.
John K. Burchill ’03, M AJ, is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan. He lives in Salina.
Amzad Hossain ’03, COMP E, is a QA engineer with IXIA in Calabasas, Calif. He resides in Los Angeles, Calif.
Sherilyn D. (Martin) Lee ’03, MUS ED, teaches at Anderson Elementary School in Wichita, where she also resides.
Derek A. Lowrey ’03, MKT, is a production specialist with the advertising firm Sullivan Higdon & Sink in Wichita, where he also lives.
Michelle M. McClendon ’03, M COMM, is the coordinator of the El Dorado Youth Commission in El Dorado, Kan., where she also resides.
Anthony G. Navarro ’03, FLD MJR/COMM, is an event coordinator with the Greater Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau. He resides in Wichita.
Jessica R. Perez ’03, PSYCH, is a human resources specialist with National Bank of Arizona in Phoenix, Ariz., where she also resides.
Renee D. (Dunakey) Schneider ’03, COMM/IM, is the marketing and public relations director for Care Chiropractic in Wichita, where she resides.
Allyson A. Sutton ’03, MUS ED, is band and choral director at Akron High School in Akron, Colo., where she also lives.*
Mary Ellen Swords ’03, M MUS ED, sang the role of Mimi in Wichita Grand Opera’s performance of La Bohème. She lives in Wichita.
Rachel E. (Wilhite) Yoder ’03, PA, is a physician assistant with Community Pediatrics in Bedford, Texas. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
Benjamin J. “Ben” Benage ’04, THEA, acted in the Wichita Center for the Arts’ production of A Raisin in the Sun. He lives in Wichita.
Elizabeth Brunscheen-Cartagena ’04, M SPAN, teaches English to Hispanic adults at the Plaza Mexico learning center in Wichita, where she also resides.
Tien A. Huynh ’04, ENTRE, formerly marketing coordinator for the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, is manager of marketing and programs for Young Professionals of Wichita, an initiative of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce. Huynh lives in Wichita.*
Audrey L. Martin ’04, COMM, is an anchor and reporter with KBSD Channel 6 in Dodge City, Kan., where she also resides.*
Matthew F. McNabb ’04, COMM/BJ, is a reporter with Miami County (Kan.) Newspapers in Paola, Kan., where he also resides.
Cheryl A. Rasmussen ’04, PHD ED ADM, is vice president for student services at Highland Community College in Highland, Kan., where she also lives.*
Jared N. Rice ’04, ENTRE, is a manager at Cintas Corp. in Olathe, Kan., where he also lives.*
Tirzah R. Rice ’04, PA, is a physician assistant with Winfield Medical Arts in Winfield, Kan. She lives in Wichita.
Ramanan S. Tiruvannamalai ’04, M IND E, is a supply chain management consultant at Wipro Technologies in Bangalore, India, where he also resides.
Janet L. Vavra ’04, S ART, a member of the Wichita-based Society of Decorative Painters, designed an ornament that was displayed on the White House’s 2004 Christmas tree. She lives in Wichita.*