Winter 2001

Class Notes

WSU Comings, goings, appointments, retirements, honors, accolades and other personal alumni news. Former students are designated by fs. 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 WSU. 

James L. Mann ’56, BUS, is the 2001 recipient of the President’s Medal, presented by Wichita State. Mann serves on the WSU Foundation’s National Advisory Council and has been a member of its executive committee. He has served on the Barton School Advisory Board. He is the CEO of SunGard Data Systems of Wayne, Pa., where he lives.*

Cathleen J. (Waters) Sullivan ’56, JOURN, ’60, M ENG, teaches English at Peralta Community College in Oakland, Calif. She lives in Oak Harbor, Wash.*

Jon K. Kardatzke ’57, CHEM, a retired family practice physician, and his wife Lorna (Smith) Kardatzke ’85, M ENG, have founded the Museum of Ancient Treasures, located in the Kiva Building at 250 W. Douglas in Wichita. The museum contains such rare — and diverse — items as the skull of a cave bear, dated to 2500 BC, a 600-year-old mummy head and a Christmas card penned by Adolf Hitler. The Kardatzkes live in Wichita.

Judith M. Bell ’61, PSYCH/SOC, who served as the first woman president of the United States Golf Association after posting a distinguished playing career in the sport, was the guest speaker for the Urban League of Wichita’s anniversary dinner held in August. Successful in business through the Bell Retail Group, a special event and consulting service, and active in civic affairs, Bell lives in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Lester L. Murphy Jr. ’61, MCH E, has retired after 20 years as executive vice president of Kansas Electric Cooperatives Inc., Topeka, Kan. He and his wife Anita now look forward to many visits from their eight grandchildren to their home on Grand Lake, Okla.

The Most Rev. Eugene J. Gerber ’63, PHIL, has resigned as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wichita. He says he plans to relax and continue study either in Washington or at the Vatican. He plans to return to Wichita in 2002 as bishop emeritus, serving in non-administrative assignments.

Robert D. Williams ’64, SPAN, ’64, SOC, has retired from federal service and now does human resource contracting work plus volunteer work as a guardian ad litem and as a Spanish interpreter at the Sarasota County Adult Health Clinic. He lives in Sarasota, Fla.

J. Lynne (Burris) Butler ’65, ENG LIT, ’66, M ENG, associate professor of English at the University of North Alabama, has received a fellowship in literary arts from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. She lives in Florence, Ala.

David L. Rayl ’65, BIO, retired July 1, 2000 after a 30-year career in the Navy. He is presently the program director, OBGYN and Primary Care residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, Va. The residency is a unique five-year program that allows its graduates to sit for both the OBGYN and Family Practice Boards. He lives with his wife Peggy in Williamsburg, Va.*

Vernon L. Smith ’65, SEC ED/SC ST, has been inducted into the Newton, Kan., High School Hall of Fame for his accomplishments on the basketball court. During his playing career at Newton, Smith led his basketball teams to a 28-2 league record over three years. He later played as a Shocker for legendary coach Ralph Miller. Smith recently retired from the Yreka, Calif., school district after 30 years of teaching and coaching. He lives in Yreka.

Fay E. Fry ’67, M EL ED, ’71, SP EAD, after working as an elementary school educator and administrator for more than 40 years, has retired from Potwin Grade School, where he served as principal for 27 years. He lives in Potwin, Kan.

Kenneth W. Schomacker ’67, MATH, of Prudential Dinning-Beard Realtors, has earned the e-Pro designation from the National Association of Realtors, signifying expertise in the use of the Internet. He lives in Wichita.

Frank S. Chappell ’68, PSYCH, president of Outback Enterprises Inc., Wichita, is the new executive director of the Kansas Aviation Museum. He resides in Wichita.

Connie R. (Marshall) Dietz ’68, EL ED, ’71 M EL ED, WSU’s Cooperative Education Intern Program director, has been elected president of the Wichita school board. She lives in Wichita.*

Marsha A. (Kifer) Gladhart ’68, SEC ED/ENG, ’72 M SEC ED, curriculum and instruction program director, was honored in September at the Benders of Twigs reception and ceremony to mark 25 years of service to WSU. She lives in Wichita.

Jan E. (Cribbs) Roecker ’68, EL ED, ’75 EL ED, retired this spring after teaching first and second grade students for 32 years. She lives in Newton, Kan.

Marilyn A. (Zarter) Wallace ’68, EAS, of Prudential Dinning-Beard Realtors, has earned the e-Pro designation from the National Association of Realtors. She lives in Wichita.

Marsha D. (Zink) Granberry ’69, MUS ED, ’79 M EL MUS, is assistant professor of education at Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan.

Constance L. Haage ’69, EL ED, ’69 CDS, retired this spring from her position as a speech and language teacher with the Central Kansas Co-Operative in Education, based in Salina, Kan. She lives in Herington, Kan.

Lynn E. Mathews ’69, ACCT, has retired from Westpac Banking Corp. and now works as a self-employed consultant in the banking industry. He resides in Berrima, Australia.*

Paul S. Allen ’70, ADM, chief executive of Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, Wichita, was elected vice chairman of the Kansas Board of Accountancy. He lives in Valley Center, Kan.*

Betty A. (Reichard) Sullivan ’70, M SPG, ’83 M NURS, WSU assistant professor emeritus, has funded the Betty A. Sullivan Distinguished Professorship and Faculty Development Fund, which will provide a means for talented, well-qualified psychiatric and mental health nurses to teach, research and practice. She lives in Wichita.*

Judy D. (Lynch) Baker ’71, MUS ED, teaches music at the elementary schools in Gridley and LeRoy, Kan. She resides in Iola, Kan.

Michael A. James ’71, POL SCI, vice president of commercial operations at Motorola Life Sciences, has been appointed to the board of directors of Iconix Pharmaceuticals, a chemogenomics-based informatics and drug discovery company. He is responsible for building and managing the commercial functions of the Motorola Life Sciences business, including sales, customer service and market development. He has an extensive background in health care sales, marketing and management, having held senior management positions at Abbott Laboratories, Baxter International and Medtronic. He lives in Chicago, Ill.*

Barbara A. Mackey ’71, M EAS, has come out of retirement to take a part-time position at WSU, where she works with 35-40 alternative certification intern teachers. The alternative certification program was designed to help address the growing teacher shortage by assisting professionals with bachelor’s degrees transition into teaching. Mackey lives in Wichita.

Mary Lou (Wanmer) Morgan ’71, SEC ED, ’74 M SPG, a retired continuing education instructor, will be profiled in the 19th edition of Who’s Who in the World. She lives in Grover Beach, Calif.

Nan M. (Morgan) Porter ’71, JOURN, ’75 M PSYCH, senior counselor with WSU’s Counseling and Testing Center, was honored at the Benders of Twigs reception and ceremony in September to mark 25 years of service to Wichita State. She lives in Wichita.

Deltha Q. Colvin ’72, SEC ED/ENG, assistant vice president of student affairs at WSU, was awarded $346,204 by the Department of Education for the project “Upward Bound/Wichita Prep 2002.” She lives in Wichita.*

Greg P. Hobson ’72, JOURN, of Sullivan Higdon & Sink, Wichita, has been promoted to vice president and creative director at the advertising firm. He lives in Wichita.

Linda S. (Dauber) McCormack ’72, EL ED, has been promoted to operations coordinator for Baker University’s Wichita campus. She lives in El Dorado, Kan.

Carole A. Gill ’73, ACCT, is an assistant controller for Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. She lives in Wichita.

Ross A. Hollander ’73, SP, partner in the firm of Joseph & Hollander PA, is president of the Wichita Bar Association for 2001-2002. He lives in Wichita.

Leonard W. “Len” Hudson ’73, POL SCI, is publisher of the El Dorado Times, El Dorado, Kan. He lives in Augusta, Kan.

M. Lee Pelton ’73, ENG LIT, the president of Willamette University in Salem, Ore., has been appointed to serve a six-year term on Harvard University’s Board of Overseers, which is one of two governing boards of the university. He lives in Salem, Ore.

Sheryl L. “Sheri” Stout ’73, ACCT, a CPA, is controller for Sunset Direct Inc., Austin, Texas. She resides in Austin

Jeffrey L. Turner ’73, MATH, ’77 M E MGT, vice president and general manager of Wichita Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, was presented the 2001 Distinguished Citizen Award by the Quivira Council Boy Scouts of America. He lives in Wichita.*

Edward “Rick” Anderson ’74, ART G, has been hired as the creative director at Bernstein-Rein Advertising Inc. in Kansas City, Mo.

Michael D. “Mike” Hill ’74, CT AJ, ’76 AJ, chief operating officer at Midwest Corporate Aviation, Wichita, and former Sedgwick County sheriff, donated $80,000 in unspent campaign funds to WSU this summer. The contribution will establish a fellowship in Hill’s name in the Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs. The monies were accumulated over Hill’s four campaigns for sheriff. He announced last year that he would not seek a fifth term as sheriff, after serving in that role since 1984. He resides in Wichita.

Victoria L. “Vicki” (Schaller) Konrade ’74, NURS, recently represented Kansas at the American Nurses Association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. A Family Nurse Practitioner at the Dodge City Medical Center and Spearville Clinic Outreach, she resides in Spearville, Kan.

Neal J. Pfeiffer ’74, CHEM, ’77 M MCH E, ’80, PHD ENGR, an engineer in aerodynamics at Raytheon Aircraft Co., was honored with Technical Fellow Status, the highest level of engineering excellence within Raytheon. He lives in Wichita.

Carolyn A. Risley Hill ’74, SOC WK, is chief executive officer for Starkey, Wichita’s oldest agency serving persons with developmental disabilities. She lives in Wichita.

Joel B. Witham ’74, VOC, a retired Army Reserve major, works in corrections at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan. He lives in Leavenworth.

M. Clark Bastian ’75, BUS ADM, president and chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of the Heartland Community Bankers Association for 2001-2002. He lives in Wichita.*

Gary M. Bateman ’75, HIST, has returned to the United States from Frankfurt, Germany, where he worked for two years as a project management consultant and senior project planner for Electronic Data Systems. He worked with staff from General Motors and Opel AG on international automobile manufacturing. He is now assigned as a senior project management consultant with EDS in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security.*

Steven F. Duvall ’75, AJ, has joined Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., as an assistant professor of psychology. He lives in Louisburg, Kan.

Susan F. (Funk) Kruger ’75, M SPG, ’78 M NURS, ’82 SP SPG, associate professor emeritus, WSU School of Nursing, is an active volunteer with Episcopal Social Service Venture House. She resides in Wichita.*

Richard A. Guy ’76, EL ED, ’79, M EAD, ’88, SP EAD, is principal at St. James Catholic School, Augusta, Kan. He lives in Hutchinson, Kan.

Sue A. Walker ’76, M EL ED, retired in May after teaching first grade at South Breeze Elementary School for 33 years. She lives in Newton, Kan.

Kirsten N. Webster ’76, EL ED, retired this spring from the Neodesha, Kan., school district after 24 years of service. She resides in Independence, Kan.

Cynthia L. (Kaufman) Bartell ’77, PT, a physical therapist, has helped open South Central Rehabilitation & Consulting PA, in Newton, Kan., which offers rehabilitation services for those recovering from injury, illness, general health decline or surgery. She lives in Halstead, Kan.

David L. Benson ’77, SP EAD, superintendent of Blue Valley schools, Overland Park, Kan., was named Superintendent of the Year by the Kansas Association of School Administrators. He lives in Leawood, Kan.

Barbara L. Denison ’77, NURS, a program nurse for the trauma population at Via Christi Regional Medical Center – St. Francis, has been awarded the Kansas State Nurses Association’s District 6 Elizabeth See Research Fund Endowed Scholarship. Denison is attending WSU to earn her master’s degree in nursing with a Clinical Nurse Specialist focus on adult health and illness. She lives in Newton, Kan.

Linda S. (Short) Hogan ’77, M SPG, assistant professor of medical technology, was honored in September at the Benders of Twigs reception and ceremony to mark 25 years of service to WSU. She lives in Wichita.

Jeanette M. (Jesseph) Jeffers ’77, M NURS, is director of medical education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. She lives in Kechi, Kan.*

John M. Petz ’77, BUS ADM, president and CEO of Irsik and Doll, has been appointed to the Agriculture Advisory Board by Kansas Gov. Bill Graves. Petz lives in Cimarron, Kan.

Paula Sue Routon fs ’77 recently recorded two holes in one during one round of golf at the semifinals for the Wichita city women’s match-play tournament at Rolling Hills Country Club. According to the March 2000 issue of Golf Digest, the odds of achieving two aces in one round are 67 million-to-1. For comparison, the odds of being hit by lightning are about 30,000-to-1 — and the state that’s most likely to occur in is Florida. Routon lives in Wichita.

Daniel D. “Dan” Brace ’78, ACCT, manager of client accounts for Access Group, has received formal APICS CPIM certification. He lives in Wichita.

Richard B. Campbell ’78, MUS P, a financial advisor with Campbell & Associates, a branch of American Express Financial Advisors, has been named a Master Advisor for the 12th consecutive year. He lives in Wichita.

Diane R. (Whitaker) Ebbert ’78, NURS, clinical assistant professor at the KU School of Nursing and nurse practitioner at KUMC Family Medicine, has received the Phyllis Keeney Lawrence Teaching Award for her work in nursing education. Ebbert lives in Tonganoxie, Kan. 

Douglas A. Howarter ’78, ACCT, has been named an assurance partner of Grant Thornton LLP. He lives in Wichita.*

Edward J. McAtee ’78, EAD, ’82 SP EAD, has retired after 32 years in education focusing on teaching social studies to eighth graders at Santa Fe Middle School. He lives in North Newton, Kan.

Gregory B. Miller ’78, PT, has established the Greg B. Miller Scholarship at Kansas State University to encourage members of the athletic training program to continue their educational pursuits. Miller is the owner of a physical therapy practice in Venice, Fla., where he also resides.

Betty M. Drees ’79, BIO, a University of Missouri–Kansas City associate professor, has been appointed interim dean for UMKC’s School of Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. She lives in Overland Park, Kan.

Shirley A. Orr ’79, NURS, ’91 M HS, has been elected to the Kansas State Nurses Association’s Nominating Committee. Orr is a Public Health Nurse Specialist at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Office of Local and Rural Health. She lives in Wichita.*

Kenneth F. Shannon ’79, ADM, president and CEO of Metal–Fab Inc., Wichita, is the 2001 Volunteer Fund Drive chairman for the Kansas Society for Crippled Children. He lives in Wichita.

Noel J. Duerksen ’80, AEROS E, ’86 M AEROS E, ’96 PHD AEROS E, in integrated systems at Raytheon Aircraft Co., was honored with Technical Fellow Status, the highest level of engineering excellence within Raytheon Co. He lives in Wichita.

Deborah A. (Bloom) Hecox ’80, PE, is a Realtor for V.I.P. Realty Center. She lives in Wichita.

Fern. M. Hess ’80, NURS, is the director of the McPherson County Health Department. She lives in McPherson, Kan.

J. Michael Lamb ’80, SOC, has been promoted to senior director of planned giving at the WSU Foundation. He lives in Hesston, Kan.*

Susan K. (Neumann) Lamb ’80, SEC ED/ENG, is a licensed Realtor with Hamilton Associates Real Estate Inc. She resides in Hesston, Kan.

Walter J. McGuire ’80, POL SCI, ’86 M PUB ADM, has been elected partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, D.C. In his practice, he concentrates on investment company and investment adviser regulatory issues. He resides in Gaithersburg, Md.*

Lisa A. Misch ’80, AJ, is a purchasing agent with VG Supply Inc., Calumet City, Ill. She lives in Munster, Ind.

Joyce L. (Hayungs) Moellinger ’80, ACCT, is vice president, chief financial officer and loan consultant for Premier Mortgage Consultants. She lives in Wichita.

Daniel B. Vernon ’80, MUS ED, is the instrumental and vocal music instructor at Caney Valley Jr.-Sr. High School. He lives in Caney, Kan.

Susayn C. (Peer) Brandes ’81, ADM, has been promoted to president of Great Plains Ventures, Wichita. She lives in Andover, Kan.

Glenn E. Coffman ’81, AA RT, ’81, RT, is the manager of physician relations at Wesley Medical Center and recently became president-elect of the American Lung Association. He lives in Wichita.*

Sue M. (Fruechting) Enns ’81, PA, ’88 M HS, has been named assistant professor in the physician assistant department at WSU. She lives in Wichita.

Stephen G. Grillot ’81, CDS, has joined the immediate care department at Wichita Clinic’s Murdock location. Grillot is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He lives in Wichita.

Rev. Douglas J. Hasty ’81, BUS, is the new pastor of the Oberlin United Methodist Church and Prairie Chapel. He lives in Oberlin, Kan.

Nancy L. (Hanna) Davis ’82, PT, ’86, M HS, has been named director of continuing medical education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita. She lives in Wichita.

Dean E. Headley ’82, M BUS ADM, WSU associate professor of marketing and entrepreneurship, received a top award in the Kansas chapter of Public Relations Society of America’s Clarus competition for publicity on his national study of U.S. airlines, the Airline Quality Rating. He lives in Wichita.*

Monica L. (Estrada) Roberts ’82, AJ, is vice president of the Aviation Associates Credit Union. She lives in Wichita.

Kathryn A. “Katie” Partridge ’83, ACCT, is vice president of finance for Dealers Leasing Inc., Wichita. She resides in Wichita.*

Kimberly S. Hamilton ’84, MKT, who is Wichita State’s English department office manager, was honored in September at the "Benders of Twigs” reception and ceremony to mark 25 years of service to WSU. She lives in Wichita.

Tamara K. Haskin ’84, MUS P, a spinto soprano, won third prize in the 2001 Altamura/Enrico Caruso International voice Competition, U.S.A. The prize carries $3,500 and considerable prestige. She lives in Bronx, N.Y.

Willard S. Nikkel ’84, M BUS ADM, is plant manager at Vulcan Chemicals. He lives in Wichita.

Rokiah Omar ’84, FIN, is a Ministry of Education lecturer in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

R. Brad Wall ’84, M ED PSYCH, a Winfield High School social sciences teacher, and Kelly J. (Craig) Wall ’84, CDS, ’85, M CDS, a speech-language pathologist for Reach Preschool, have won the Winfield Community Cornerstone Award for May, for their involvement in establishing Winfield’s Island Park Peace Garden in 1999-2000. They live in Winfield, Kan.

Doug G. Wilson ’84, MGT, has been promoted to assistant athletics director for facility operations at the University of Texas. He is in his 15th year with UT Athletics and has served as the department’s facility/stadia event operations manager for the past nine years. Wilson lives in Austin, Texas.

Steve Feilmeiler ’85, MPA, vice president of finance at Koch Industries, is a member of the WSU Foundation’s National Advisory Council. He lives in Wichita.

Tony W. Ho ’85, MATH, and his wife, Kim L. (Ngo) Ho ’94, ACCT, opened their fourth Chinese restaurant in Wichita, the Peking Palace, this past summer. They live in Wichita.

Kevin C. Hoppock ’85, AA NS/MATH, was chosen for the 2001 Wichita Business Journal’s 40-Under-40. For close to 10 years Hoppock has been a family practice physician with Wichita Clinic. He lives in Valley Center, Kan.

Ann M. (Waner) Buckendahl ’86, MKT ’87, M BUS ADM, was chosen for the 2001 Wichita Business Journal’s 40-Under-40, for her work as the vice president of marketing for Wichita’s Heartspring, which provides a year-round school for children with multiple disabilities and early intervention services to families with disabled children. She lives in Benton, Kan.

Eric “Rick” Heimerman ’86, FIN, has been named manager of equipment leasing at Dealer Leasing Inc. He lives in Cheney, Kan.*

Malinda M. Matney ’86, AA NS/MATH, ’88 MUS, has received a doctorate from the University of Michigan, where she is senior research associate for the Division of Student Affairs. She lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.*

Donnamarie (Parker) Senn ’86, BUS ADM, promotional markets director for Pioneer Balloon Co., has been recognized as a 2001 Women in the Promotional Products Profession Honoree by The Counselor magazine. She lives in Wichita*

Marcia P. Stevens ’86, SPE EAD, is regional director, WSU Small Business Development Center, and has been awarded $46,962 by the Fort Hays State University/Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing for the project “Performance Grant to Small Business Development Centers — 2002.” She lives in Wichita.

Philip F. Grossardt ’87, M COMM, was named general manager of the radio station KBGL-FM in Great Bend, Kan., where he lives.

Rodney L. King ’87, FIN, has graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Maj. King lives in Fayetteville, N.C.

Catherine A. (Cyphert) McIntosh ’87, ART ED, is the learning center coordinator for the new Fort Hays Educational Development Center’s Adult Education Learning Center in Ness City, Kan., where she lives.

Lory Postoak ’87, JOURN, has joined Carey, Thomas, Hoover & Breault as a financial advisor. He lives in Wichita.

Shana K. (Maples) Smith ’87, FIN, is now a licensed Realtor with Hamilton Associates Real Estate Inc. in Hesston, Kan., where she lives.

Walid R. Abillama ’88, M E MGT, is head of marketing and development for Middle East Airlines, Beirut, Lebanon. Abillama lives in Beirut.

Deborah J. “Debbie” Hamm ’88, EL ED, ’97, M EAS, is the principal at Lincoln Elementary School in McPherson, Kan.*

Kathleen B. (Bradshaw) Sexton ’88, AA HUM, ’89 ENG LIT, ’92 M PUB ADM, is assistant county manager and chief information officer for Sedgwick County. She resides in Wichita.*

Kristen M. (Sanner) Glassco ’89, CDS, ’91, M CDS, is the speech pathologist at McPherson Middle School, McPherson, Kan.

Keith D. Hanson ’89, AA NS/MATH, ’93 GEN ST, an advanced technology development analyst for Boeing Wichita, has created Carpet Dog, a commercial machine used to remove glued carpet, and founded Hanson Industries Inc. He lives in Wichita.

Arnita K. (Pjesky) Haury ’89, SP EAD, retired this summer from Newton USD 373 after 32 years. She lives in Halstead, Kan.

Paula S. (Dreher) Janzen ’89, FIN, has been promoted to senior vice president in the retail lending and payment services department at Commerce Trust Co., Kansas City, Mo. She lives in Olathe, Kan.

Bryan A. Nelson ’89, ACCT, ’95 MPA, is part of Regier Carr & Monroe LLP’s information technology department. He lives in Wichita.

Janet F. Nickel-Harrah ’89, M ECON, the director of WSU’s Economic Development and Business Research was awarded $30,000 for the project “Economic Impact of SATs Implementation on Kansas Communities with Potential sats Airports: Model Creation and Demonstration.” She resides in Wichita.

Timothy M. Davis ’90, BUS ADM, an agent with Shelter Insurance Co., was honored last summer as being among the company’s top 10 percent of agents. He lives in Wichita.

J. Elizabeth (Neher) Heflin ’90, MUS ’94 FLD MJR, cares for pediatric patients at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis and Wesley Medical Center. She lives in Wichita.

Michael A. Hubka ’90, M PE, ’95, M EAS, is the new principal at Medicine Lodge High School. He lives in Medicine Lodge, Kan.

Thomas M. Zerfas ’90, PERS, joined Sunflower Electric Power Corp. as benefits administrator in the Hays, Kan., office. He will be responsible for administering benefit plans for all of Sunflower’s facilities. He lives in Benton, Kan.

Leslie C. (Beamish) Bohn ’91, MGT, is the president of PB3 Entertainment, Freehold, N.J. She lives in Jackson, N.J.

Lawanda R. Holt-Fields ’91, J/AD/PR, ’99 M CSP, program counselor of the Ronald E. McNair program at WSU, has been awarded $228,482 by the Department of Education for the project “Ronald E. McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program – 2002.” She resides in Wichita.

Nabil A. Sabbah ’91, ART G, who owns Old Town Cigars Inc., Wichita, is one of the new owners of Club Indigo. He lives in Wichita.

Michael L. DeBroeck ’93, PERS, vice president of treasury management for Intrust Bank, has been elected to the Mid-America Payment Exchange board of directors. He lives in Wichita.

John B. Lee ’93, M PE, assistant director of the Heskett Center at WSU, was awarded $61,000 by the NCAA for the project “National Youth Sports Program – 2001.” He lives in Wichita.

Patricia J. Plank ’93, M NURS, administrator for Logan County Manor, Oakley, Kan., has been re-elected as treasurer for the Kansas State Nurses Association (KSNA). Her area of expertise is adult medical/surgical nursing. She lives in Oakley.

Joe P. Robertson ’93, ART G, is art director for Associated Advertising Agency. He lives in Wichita.

Marsha L. Rolander ’93, M COUNS, is the new counselor of Lincoln Elementary School, McPherson, Kan.

Jo Beth Cholmondeley ’94, IEN, is regional safety engineer for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. She lives in Kansas City, Mo.

Stacy (Flahaven) Cofer ’94, HCA, ’00 M BUS ADM, is director of development at the Butler County Community College Foundation, El Dorado, Kan. She lives in Wichita.

Victoria L. Reed ’94, PA, is a physician assistant with Family Medicine East, Wichita. She resides in Wichita.

Patresa M. (Doherty) Ebersole ’95, M PE, is executive director for Kansas Health Ethics, Wichita. She lives in Wichita.

LaTricia L. Harper ’95, COMM, is the public information officer for the city of Wichita, where she resides.

Kimberly A. (Dankert) Schake ’95, GEN S/AJ, along with her husband, Stuart, owns Ken Quilt Manufacturing, a company that manufactures quilting machines. She lives in Wichita.

Youngyol Yim ’95, M AJ, has been named assistant professor in criminal justice and law enforcement for Metropolitan State University’s School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice in St. Paul, Minn., where she lives. Yim also holds a bachelor’s degree in textile engineering from Dankook University, Korea, and a doctorate in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Rebecca L. Bunting ’96, M BUS ADM, has joined the advertising firm of Sullivan Higdon & Sink, as an account supervisor. She resides in Wichita.

Jessica L. (Teynor) Fleeman ’96, NURS, has been promoted to director of nursing at Wichita Presbyterian Manor. She lives in Wichita.

Angela F. (Dix) Heim ’96, EL ED, an English and reading teacher in the Marmaton Valley district, at Moran, Kan., is her district’s nominee for Kansas Teacher of the Year. She lives in Iola, Kan.

Lynda (Clark) Layne ’96, COMM, has moved to the Pacific Northwest where she freelance writes for magazines. Her novel, Silent Scream, was released in April 2001. She is also the co-author and photographer of the horse training book, Winning at Halter, published this fall. She lives in Chewelah, Wash.

Cynthia W. (Wilson) Pollock ’96, EL ED, was named this past summer the regional winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the wholesale/retail category. She is the owner and president of Greenbriar Basket Co., and she lives in Wichita.

Sheila R. Abderhalden ’97, M ENG, is a copy editor for the advertising firm, Sullivan Higdon & Sink. She lives in Wichita.

Benjamin J. Fisher ’97, AJ, Reno County, Kan., assistant district attorney, handles misdemeanors, traffic offenses and DUI cases. He lives in Hutchinson, Kan.

Duane C. Jaeger ’97, M NURS, has been elected to the Kansas State Nurses Association’s board of directors. Jaeger is employed by the Wichita V.A. Mental Health Clinic as an ARNP in Psychiatry. He lives in Wichita.

Lea Ann (Vattilana) McIlvain ’97,  MKT, has joined Roots & Wings, a not-for-profit child advocacy organization, as director of community outreach and recruitment. She lives in Wichita.*

Darin L. Miller ’97, BUS ADM, is area manager-external affairs in western Kansas for Southwestern Bell. He lives in Wellington, Kan.

Donna G. (Nixon) Rolin ’97, NURS, is an rn and nurse recruiter for North Philadelphia Health System. She lives in Philadelphia, Pa.

Jeramy R. Wolfram ’97, AJ, ’00 M AJ/CJ ADM, graduated from the Wichita Police Academy and has joined the Wichita Police Department. He lives in Wichita.

Pamela K. Barnes-Vieyra ’98, MKT, ’00 M BUS ADM, Hutchinson Community College’s coordinator of business and industry, is head of the college’s new ACT Center in Wichita. Operating in conjunction with WSU, the center is the ACT station for central Kansas. She lives in Hutchinson, Kan.*

Ryan E. Bridwell ’98, MGT, manages the Farm Bureau Insurance office in Augusta, Kan. He is also a registered representative with EquiTrust Marketing Services LLC of Des Moines, Iowa. He lives in Wichita.

Yun Chen ’98, M CS, is a software engineer with Hitachi Telecom (USA), Norcross, Ga. Chen resides in Norcross.

Valarie A. Florio ’98, M AJ/CJ ADM, previously director of events at the WSU Alumni Association, has joined the WSU Foundation as the director of the annual fund. She lives in Wichita.*

Shawn W. Lancelot ’98, MKT, vice president for middle-market treasury management at Bank of America in Wichita, has earned the Certified Cash Manager designation. He lives in Wichita.

Timothy V. Marshall ’98, PHD EAD, is the superintendent for USD 360. He lives in Caldwell, Kan.

Benjamin A. Mattson ’98, GEN S, is the contemporary Christian music instructor at Central Christian College, McPherson, Kan. He lives in Alden, Kan.

Larry A. Ramos ’98, LIB ST, director of WSU’s McNair program, has been awarded $10,000 and $436,661 by the Department of Education for “Talent Search Program­ – 2002.” Ramos resides in Wichita.

Robert L. Simon ’98, M COMM, a trainer and consultant for school systems and community agencies, is also a producer and presenter/performer for Positive Rhythm Productions, an educationally oriented stage and production partnership with his wife, Denise. He lives in Wichita.*

Jean M. Cox ’99, M SP ED, an interrelated classroom teacher, has begun teaching for USD 271, Stockton, Kan. She lives in Palco, Kan.

Donna C. Davis ’99, M C/I, a Hutchinson Middle School-7 science teacher, has been honored as USD 308’s secondary teacher of the year. She lives in Hutchinson, Kan.

Brian J. Eilert ’99, M BUS ADM, works in the training department of the First National Bank, Beloit, Kan. He lives in Topeka, Kan.

Nathan K. Harper ’99, ANTHRO, is in Cyprus on a U.S. Fulbright student scholarship to do research in Khirokitia, one of Cyprus’ earliest and largest communities. He resides in Wichita.

Crystal A. Mindrup ’99, M BUS ADM, is a senior associate with Grant Thornton LLP in Denver, Colo., where she lives.

Carla J. Neufeld ’99, EL ED, teaches kindergarten and first grade at Roosevelt Elementary School, McPherson, Kan. She lives in McPherson.

John R. Penny ’99, M BUS ADM, has been named a regional vice president for the Midwest region of AXA Advisors, Wichita. He lives in Andover, Kan.*

Beth A. Wilkey ’99, M PA, who interned for a year in the office of the mayor of Dallas and then served as an assistant to a Dallas city council member, has been named the first economic director for Rice County, Kan.

Stephanie C. Downey ’00, THEA, is an administrative receptionist with Exploration Place, Wichita. She resides in Wichita.*

Kelley J. (Dawson) Hett ’00, EL ED, teaches pre-kindergarten at Adams Elementary School in Wichita. She lives in Marion, Kan.

Trent M. Mason ’00, M SP ADM, has joined Trozzolo Creative Resources Inc., Kansas City, Mo., as a copywriter and is responsible for writing and editing copy for client newsletters. He lives in Overland Park, Kan.

Rachel B. Oliva ’00, ACCT, has joined Regier Carr & Monroe LLP as a staff accountant. She lives in Wichita.*

Jennifer A. Sutherland ’00, IEN, won first place for her paper “Testing System Assessment and Design of the Hawker 800XP at Raytheon Aircraft” in a national student technical paper competition. She lives in Wichita.*

Andrew M. Albright ’01, SCI ED, teaches science at Canton-Galva High School, Canton, Kan. He also assists with the school’s football team. He resides in Galva, Kan.*

Craig J. Compagnone ’01, COMM, has joined the public relations agency Ruder Finn Inc., New York, N.Y., as an assistant account executive. Compagnone lives in Sunnyside, N.Y.*

Chad R. Cox ’01, BUS ADM, manages the Silver Screen Movie Grill, a revamped version of the oldest movie theater in Derby, Kan. Cox lives in Wichita.*

Branimir Gajic ’01, FIN, has joined the research and analysis development department at Central Plains Advisors. He lives in Wichita.*

Genny L. Hall ’01, AA DH, has received the Golden Scaler award from Wichita State. The award, which recognizes outstanding clinical skills, is given to one graduate in the field of dental hygiene each year. Hall works for Clay Center Family Dentistry in Clay Center, Kan. She lives in Gypsum, Kan.*

Jessica J. Marshall ’01, JOURN, is a staff writer for The Wichita Eagle. She lives in Wichita.

Shawn A. McGowan ’01, PA, is a physician assistant at the Ellsworth County Medical Center. He lives in Ellsworth, Kan.*

Kyle A. Rausch ’01, MUS P, is the assistant band teacher for the middle and high schools in McPherson, Kan.*

John E. Tigue ’01, M BUS ADM, of certification at Raytheon Aircraft Co., was honored with Technical Fellow Status, the highest level of engineering excellence within Raytheon Co. He lives in Wichita.*

Travis L. West ’01, PA, who is also trained as an EMT, is the new physician assistant at Comanche County Hospital, Coldwater, Kan. He lives in Medicine Lodge, Kan.*

Timothy E. Wetzel ’01, MCH E, is completing a six-month internship at the NASA-Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Wetzel lives in Augusta, Kan.*


Class Notes

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