Fall 2002

Class Notes Fall 2002

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 Wichita State.

Melvin C. Coiner ’30, math, retired manager with Amerada Hess Corp., reports through his daughter Cheryl C. Peters that he is an avid gardener, “busy with church activities and ever proud of his college.” Coiner, who is 93 years old, lives in Tulsa, Okla.

Lawrence A. “Larry” Wallace ’42, econ, retired industrial relations specialist who retired as vice president with The Washington Post in 1980, has established a scholarship in his name in Wichita State’s Elliott School of Communication. He lives in Port Orange, Fla.*

James “Francis” Hesse ’46, psych, special counsel with Foulston Siefkin LLP, Wichita, has received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Wichita Bar Association for “sustained superior performance as an attorney, for achievements and accomplishments that have brought credit and recognition to the profession.” He lives in Wichita.

Max D. Johnston ’48, econ, retired insurance agent, is spending time during his retirement volunteering for a number of Wichita organizations, including Exploration Place (where they call him “Nature Max”), Trees for Life, Camp Discover, Episcopal Social Services, the Great Plains Earth Institute and the Boy Scouts. He and his wife, Helen M. (Majors) Johnson ’48, eng lit, retired librarian, live in Wichita.

Melvin H. Snyder ’50, m aeroe, professor and director emeritus of aeronautical engineering at Wichita State, is spending part of his retirement delivering 21 meals for Meals on Wheels every Monday with his wife, Kay. He also volunteers with high school students in the Boosting Engineers, Science and Technicians program. He lives in Wichita.*

Gifford M. Babcock ’51, soc, retired director of information services at Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz., now spends four days a week building homes with Habitat for Humanity. He lives in Kerrville, Texas.*

Franklin M. Robertson ’59, el ed, an English and drama teacher at Shawnee Mission North High School, has been inducted into the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame. After more than 40 years in education, he plans to retire at the end of the 2002-03 school year. Robertson lives in Shawnee Mission, Kan.*

Judith M. Bell ’61, psych, ’61 soc, former president of the U.S. Golf Association, was instrumental in bringing this year’s U.S. Women’s Open to Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Allan K. Higdon ’61, journ, retired advertising executive who now serves as a professional-in-residence with the Elliott School of Communication at WSU, has been appointed by Kansas Gov. Bill Graves to the WSU Board of Trustees.*

Richard E. White ’63, eng lit, has retired from Beech/Raytheon Aircraft Corp., Wichita, where he held positions of senior editor and program coordinator. He lives in Wichita.*

Gerald R. “Jerry” Bearce ’64, m cds, retired U.S. Army audiologist, Lt. Col. (ret.) and former actor, is living a “dream come true” as founder and director of Artistic Communication Techniques, a school for speech and theater arts students, in Baguio City, Phillipines.*

Judith A. (Stevens) Sayfie ’64, art ed, ’66 m art s, a painter whose work has been described as “at once psychedelic and serene,” was selected as a finalist in the 51st Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. (Check out Shock Art, page 15.) She lives in Hollywood, Fla.

David A. Stalker ’65, acct, a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual Financial, has received the company’s Emerald Award. He lives in Wichita.*

Sheril L. (Mize) Logan ’67, el ed, ’75 m el ed, ’91 sp ead, an assistant middle school superintendent, is one of 20 local residents to be named to Leadership Wichita, a leadership training program sponsored by the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce. She resides in Wichita.*

Marguerite M. (Smith) Miller ’67, mus ed, retired coordinator of keyboard studies who taught at WSU for 37 years, has been honored with a named endowment to the Music Teachers National Association Foundation. She lives in Wichita.

Robert C. Paden ’67, psych, ’67 eng lit, ’73 m psych, a chief psychologist at the Marshall Habilitation Center in Marshall, Mo., has taught undergraduate psychology at Missouri Valley College in Marshall since 1985. He lives in Marshall.

Donna J. (Hutley) Black ’68, sec ed span, ’79 m spg, ’87 sp ead, is principal at Wakarusa Valley School in the Lawrence, Kan., school district. Formerly the principal of Swaney School in the Derby, Kan., district, she earned that district’s administrator of the year award in 1996. Black lives in Lawrence.

Kendra J. (McKibbin) Cochenour ’68, mus ed, organist at Westminster-by-the-Sea Presbyterian Church, also teaches violin and is a freelance    violinist and piano accompanist. She lives in    Port Orange, Fla.

Gary R. George ’68, sec ed, ’70 m hist, assistant superintendent for management services at Olathe, Kan., district schools, has received training as a national examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. This training is handled by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md. Examiners review applications that are submitted for the Malcolm Baldrige Award, the highest quality award given by the U.S. government. George lives in Gardner, Kan.*

John P. “Phil” Sample ’68, sec ed, history teacher and chair of the Faculty Senate at Rogers State University, has been elected Commander of the Frontier Brigade, a Civil War re-enacting organization comprised of units from eight central U.S. states. He lives in Claremore, Okla.

Lillian M. (Tschetter) Tschopp ’68, m inst, has retired from her position as music instructor after 11 years of teaching in Ellinwood, Kan., where she resides.

W. Bruce Burditt ’70, acct, financial investments manager for the Kansas Department of Transportation, has been elected board chairman by the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System board of trustees. He lives in Auburn, Kan.

Troy S. “Steve” Hayes ’70, art g, a freelance graphic designer since 1978, also has been advertising manager and art director at Koch Equipment LLC in Kansas City, Mo., for the past two years. He lives in Overland Park, Kan.*

Robert J. “Bob” Waner ’70, m aeroe, is vice  president of engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He resides in Wichita.

James R. Conley ’71, mch e, is director of engineering at Century Furniture in Hickory, N.C., where he resides.

Steven E. Cox ’71, admn, president of Cox Machine Inc. of Wichita, a manufacturer of precision machined parts and sheet metal for the aviation industry, has acquired the assets and business of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies. The acquisition expands Cox Machine’s capabilities and business dealings. Cox lives in Wichita.

Thomas E. Davis ’71, math, a purchasing agent with Advanced BioScience Laboratories in Kensington, Md., is the 2001-02 president of the National Association of Purchasing Managers-National Capital Area. He lives in Vienna, Va.*

Marlin R. Frederick ’71, m pe, known as “Coach Fred” to two generations of Allison Middle School students, retired after 33 years at the school. He lives in Wichita.

Linda L. Joseph ’71, m art ed, who retired this spring after 17 years of teaching art in Highland, Kan., has returned to her hometown of Alva, Okla., where she is refurbishing her retirement home and looking forward to a new line of work: helping oversee her family’s farm.

Bob M. White ’71, acct, ’76 m bus a, chairman and CEO of Garvey International Inc., is the 2002 recipient of Cowley County Community College’s Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award. He lives in St. Charles, Ill.*

Ronald C. Brunton ’72, mch e, is vice president for manufacturing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Wichita Division. He lives in Wichita.*

Robert L. Cole ’72, soc, is the director of the Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corp. He lives in Wamego, Kan.

Edgar J. Raymond ’72, eng lit, formerly operations division director for the Wichita Public Schools, has been promoted to assistant superintendent of human resources. He lives in Wichita.

Dennis L. Dietz ’73, ee, director of manufacturing research and development at Boeing Wichita, is head of the team developing and testing materials for Boeing’s futuristic Sonic Cruiser, a jetliner that will reach speeds just below the sound barrier. He lives in Wichita.*

Kathryn M. (Pruessner) Peters ’73, mus ed, has joined the Kansas City, Mo., law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP as of counsel. She lives in Kansas City, Kan.*

Michael Porter ’73, acct, a CPA since 1976, has opened his own accounting office in Valley Center, Kan., where he lives.

Sherry D. (Stemmons) Comstock ’74, sc wk, is a Chevron Credit Bank NA compliance officer in Concord, Calif. She lives in Catheys Valley, Calif.*

S. Scott Curtin ’74, m acct, has been named managing partner of Grant Thorton LLP, Kansas City, Mo., where he lives.

Judy C. (Johnson) Frick ’74, m spg, has been named a Kansas Press Women Patron. She lives in Wichita.

Robert D. Brazil ’75, acct, is chief of operations at Memorial Hospital in Abilene, Kan., where he has moved from Lakewood, Colo.

John A. Mason ’75, gen s, is now a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with Rica-S Maryland in Cheltenham, Md. He lives in Arlington, Va.*

Sharon M. (Shonka) Bastian ’76, math, was elected second vice president to the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of the Golden Plains. She lives in Wichita.*

Janice E. (Gray) Davis ’76, m ead, has been appointed head of Upper School at Wichita Collegiate. She lives in Wichita.

Michael S. Shalin ’76, journ, a sportswriter for the Boston Herald, has co-authored Out by a Step: The 100 Best Players Not in The Baseball Hall of Fame with his brother, Neil. The book “pays tribute to the top 100 who didn’t make it to Cooperstown, with details on their journeys as players,” and is available both in bookstores and online. Shalin lives in Peabody, Mass.

Michael H. Urbom ’76, acct, is vice president of finance at the American Royal Association in Kansas City, Mo. He lives in Overland Park, Kan.

Richard R. Baker ’77, aj, retired FBI agent, oversees security at Ontario, a Los Angeles-owned airport in San Bernadino County. Baker headed the FBI’s Sacramento, Calif., office and was in charge of the bureau’s Oklahoma City office when a bomb destroyed the Murrah Federal Building there in 1995, killing 168 people. He lives in Sacramento.

Carmen E. (Glidewell) Harris ’77, acct, senior accountant at Idaho State University, has received an MBA with an emphasis in computer information systems from the university. Besides her 4.0 GPA, Harris names the highlight of her degree as “having my husband, Larry B. Harris (’77, m sec ed), dean of the College of Education, bestow my hood.” The two live in Pocatello, Idaho.

Ronald W. Holt ’77, m bus a, former KGE president, has been appointed to the newly created position of Sedgwick County director of culture, entertainment and recreation. As “fun czar,” Holt will oversee management of the Sedgwick County Zoo, the Kansas Coliseum, Lake Afton Observatory and the county park system. He resides in Wichita.*

Clarence H. Horn ’77, sp ead, assistant superintendent of human resources for the Wichita Public Schools, retired from this position in July. He joined the school district in 1965 as a middle school math teacher. He resides in Wichita.*

John E. Bergkamp ’78, pe, is superintendent of Valley Heights High School in Blue Rapids, Kan., where he lives.

Sharon G. (Miller) Hagan ’78, el ead, is a sales associate with Prudential Dinning-Beard’s Northrock office in Wichita. She lives in Valley Center, Kan.

Darrell L. Haynes ’78, aj, a supervisor with the Wichita Police Department, is one of 20 residents to be named to Leadership Wichita, a leadership training program sponsored by the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce. He lives in Wichita.

Steven J. Martens fs ’78, an investment specialist with The Martens Companies, has been reappointed to Delta Dental Plan of Kansas’ board of directors. He resides in Wichita.

Alice M. Barsamian ’79, nurs, ’82 m geron, registered nurse-gerontologist, is serving a two-year term as volunteer president of aarp Kansas. As president, she is the chief volunteer spokeswoman for the group, which has more than 350,000 members. She lives in Wichita.

Marguerite A. “Margy” Hornback ’79, m spec, is an early childhood coordinator at the Early Childhood Center, Burrton, Kan., where she lives.

Sammy B. Hanley ’80, aj, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant with the Wichita Police Department. He lives in Wichita.*

Walter R. Bradley ’81, aj, ’84 m aj, is U.S. Marshal for the District of Kansas. He lives in Topeka, Kan.*

Janice D. (Unruh) Davidson ’81, nurs, ’84 m nurs, nursing professor at Fort Hays State University, has been named to a panel of nurse practitioner curriculum experts by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties for its new consultation program. She lives in Hays, Kan.

Karen A. Metz ’81, el ed, is principal of South Park Elementary School in Shawnee Mission, Kan. She resides in Lorraine, Kan.

Janet L. Wilson ’81, nurs, ’91 m nurs, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, has completed a post-graduate fellowship with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare

Organizations in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. She is assigned at U.S. Army Medical Command, Quality Management Directorate, as Chief Regulatory Compliance at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She lives in Converse, Texas.*

Nancy J. (Grensing) Egan ’82, nurs, a Wesley Medical Center staff nurse, celebrates her 20th year in NICU. She lives in Wichita.*

Gary P. Gibson ’82, mus p, ’85 m mus p, a steel drum jazz musician, followed up his first CD, 2001’s My Two Cents — which led to many appearances at colleges, including WSU — with the summer release of Counter Melodies. He lives in Edmonds, Wash.

Bonnie L. Johnson ’82, m bus a, ’94 m aer e,  finished 12th of 39 entries in the 2002 Air Race Classic, the largest all-female transcontinental airplane race in the world. This is her 10th time to participate. She lives in Valley Center, Kan.*

Valarie L. Kerschen ’82, biol, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, has been certified by the American Board of Pediatrics/American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurodevelopmental disabilities. She lives in Wichita.

H. Elizabeth (St. Martin) Long ’82, aeroe, is a licensed professional engineer with William A. Green & Associates Inc. in Malden, Mo. She lives in Dexter, Mo.

Kent A. Pack ’82, econ, ’85 act, has joined Allen Gibbs and Houlik LC as government service manager in the assurance group. He lives in Wichita.

Ann E. (Thompson) Patzkowsky ’82, cds, is field director of the Girl Scouts of the Golden Plains, Mayfield, Kan. She lives in Wichita.*

Mark E. Romereim ’82, psych, has opened The Attention Center in Wichita. His practice focuses primarily on the treatment of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorders. He lives in Andover, Kan.

Carol A. (Walsh) Coirier ’83, pa, a physician assistant at Chase County Family Practice Clinic, Cottonwood Falls, Kan., is the only full-time  medical provider in the county.

Verle Kevin Johnson ’83, ee, senior engineer at innolog in Beavercreek, Ohio, retired from active Air Force duty Oct. 1. He lives in Dayton, Ohio.*

Carol A. (Doubek) Lewis ’83, acct, is a CPA with Clifton Gunderson LLP in Greenwood Village, Colo. She and her husband, who is a partner with Kennedy and Coe LLC in Littleton, Colo., live in Castle Rock, Colo.

Deborah A. “Debbie” (Hoelscher) Brust ’84, pt, is a physical therapist for disabled children at Pioneer Education Center in Brookline, Pa.,  where she lives.

Michael A. Keller ’84, aj, ’87 m aj, a 21-year veteran of the Wichita Police Department, has been named police chief for the Wellington Police Department. He lives in Wellington, Kan.

Jeffrey J. Harding ’84, aa hum, ’86 gen s, has joined the Wichita Technical Institute as placement director. He resides in Wichita.

Karl P. Monger ’84, aj, one of the first Little Brothers matched in Wichita, has been named executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sedgwick County, now the largest bbbs agency in the nation. He lives in Wichita.

Natalie A. (Hewitt) Morton ’83, pers, is a human resource specialist with Boeing Wichita. She lives in Wichita.

Shirley (Mock) Brandyberry ’84, m mus p, retired elementary school vocal instructor and current church organist at First Presbyterian Church in Hutchinson, Kan., has been playing the organ for more than 50 years. A charter member of the Hutchinson chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Brandyberry resides in Hutchinson.

W. Steve Nikkel ’84, m bus a, Vulcan Chemicals plant manager, is one of 20 residents named to Leadership Wichita, a leadership training program sponsored by the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce. He lives in Wichita.

Deborah D. Purbeck ’84, m csp, ’93 sp ead, ’99 phd ead, is superintendent of Parsons, Kan., USD 503. She lives in Chanute, Kan.

Lawrence E. “Larry” Dykes ’85, mkt, is director of gas supply for Kansas Gas Service, a division of oneok Inc., the state’s largest natural gas utility. He lives in Lawrence, Kan.

Michael A. Overson ’85, av mgt, U.S. Navy  commander, is executive officer at Lemoore, Calif., Naval Base. He was stationed on the uss Stennis in the Indian Ocean, where he flew bombing missions over Afghanistan. He lives in Clovis, Calif.

Susan L. (Laney) Spector ’85, mus p, second oboe of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra of New York, N.Y., recently performed in the same position with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its first week at Tanglewood. She lives in Leonia, N.J.

Bruce W. Watts ’85, aa aj, ’95 gen s, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant with the Wichita Police Department. He lives in Augusta, Kan.

Pablo Kagioglu ’86, ee, is a technical sales director for amt in Deerfield Beach, Fla. He lives in Miramar, Fla.

Terry J. Nelson ’86, aa aj, has been promoted to the rank of captain with the Wichita Police Department. He lives in Goddard, Kan.

John A. Pilla ’86, aeroe, ’02 m bus a, a structures staff manager with Boeing, has been chosen for Leadership Wichita, a leadership training program sponsored by the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce. He lives in Wichita.*

Tim Shigley ’86, aa ns/math, president of Shigley Construction of Augusta, Kan., has been awarded the “Big 50” Award by Remodeling magazine. He lives in Wichita.

James N. Barber fs ’87, president of the Via Christi Foundation, has been selected for Leadership Wichita, a leadership training program sponsored by the Wichita Area Chamber  of Commerce. He resides in Wichita.

Laureen F. (Banowetz) Craig ’87, mkt, is a Conway Bank senior loan review officer. She lives in Wichita.

P. Marisa Daniels ’87, journ, is a technical writer with lsi Logic Storage Systems Inc. in Wichita. She lives in Valley Center, Kan.*

Susan E. Mayo ’87, m mus sp ed, is a Wichita Symphony cellist. She lives in Peabody, Kan.*

Boonmark Sirinaovakul ’87, m e mgt, is assistant president for technology development at Dhurakijpundit University in Bangkok, Thailand. He lives in Ratchaburi, Thailand.

Kevin D. Tronsgard ’87, aa aj, ’95 aj, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant with the Wichita Police Department. He lives in Wichita.

Christina L. Adams ’88, i bus, ’99 m bus a, of Grubb & Ellis Martens Commercial Group, has been named to Leadership Wichita, a leadership training program sponsored by the Wichita Area Chamber of  Commerce. She lives in Andover, Kan.*

Mary J. Urban ’88, acct, was one of the 38 candidates out of 199 who passed the Kansas Board of Accountancy’s May 2002 CPA exam. She lives in Andover, Kan.

Boback “Bob” Ale-Ebrahim ’89, art g, senior  art director at Associated Advertising Agency, Wichita, will have some of his internationally  recognized logo design work highlighted in LogoLounge Vol. I, out in early 2003. He lives in Wichita.

Jeffrey W. Haywood ’89, mkt, after graduating from the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy, Salina, Kan., and completing field training, has assumed patrol duties in Sedgwick County. He lives in Wichita.

Elizabeth L. (O’Daniel) Moore ’89, bus a, ’00 acct, was one of the 38 candidates out of 199 who passed the Kansas Board of Accountancy’s May 2002 CPA exam. She lives in Derby, Kan.

Gary L. Gackstatter ’90, m mus p, instrumental music director at Cowley County Community College and conductor of the Winfield Regional Symphony, composed We Will Always Remember to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WSU Band Program. His work, which was commissioned by the university and is based on the school’s Alma Mater and fight song, premiered May 12 in Miller Concert Hall. He lives in Arkansas City, Kan.

Ihsan Sabuncuoglu ’90, phd ien, is a professor of industrial engineering at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

Thomas E. Wertz ’90, mus p, is a software developer with Automotive Avenues in  Lakewood, Colo. He lives in Aurora, Colo.

Sharon K. (Hazlett) Clanton ’91, m ead, has retired after 28 years in education. Among her educational stints were teaching first grade for 16 years and serving as principal of Cottonwood Elementary. She lives in Andover, Kan.

Julie R. Harber ’91, ling, is director of the Marion County Learning Center in Hillsboro, Kan, where she lives.

Ryan L. Scott ’91, bus a, has been appointed assistant general manager of All American Homes of Indiana LLC, based in Decatur. He lives in Hartford City, Ind.

Osama Al-Jirafi ’92, ien, ’94 m ien, is the human resources manager for The National Commercial Bank in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he resides.*

KaLyn (Muncy) Nethercot ’92, m bus a, former Friends University director of enrollment, is  director of Tabor College-Wichita Center for Adult Studies campus. She lives in Douglass, Kan.

Andrew J. “Andy” Schlapp ’92, m p adm, is one of 20 local residents to be named to Leadership Wichita, a leadership training program sponsored by the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce. He lives in Wichita.

Karen F. Wedel ’92, m el ed, has been elected secretary of the Rotary Club of Wichita. She resides in Wichita.

Bonnie L. Funk ’93, m sec ed, is a secondary school math teacher in Blue Rapids, Kan., where she lives.

Scott N. Harder ’93, m bus a, who studied medicine at the University of Health and Science College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City and then completed his residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, has joined the staff of Anderson County Hospital in Garnett, Kan.

Karen J. (Theck) Losch ’93, pe, is product manager at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Sunninghill, South Africa, where she also resides.

Kimberly D. (Guthrie) Luckert ’93, mkt, is branch manager of Intrust Bank of Ottawa, Kan. She lives in Ottawa.

Kevin N. Pavey ’93, acct, ’93 m acct, is the program director for the Biomedical Finance and Business Planning department of the American Red Cross. He lives in Peoria, Ariz.

Bradley R. Saville fs ’93, president and founder of Landmark Commercial Real Estate, is working on a $12 million development project for Lenexa, Kan.-based Dickinson Theatres Inc. at Maple and Maize roads in Wichita. He lives in Wichita.

Vergia L. (Bradley) Ayesh fs ’94 has joined Prudential Dinning-Beard’s west Wichita office as a sales associate. She lives in Wichita.

Crista C. Childs ’94, nurs, who holds a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas, is a pharmacist for Dillons in Newton, Kan. She lives in Goddard, Kan.*

Brian L. DeBrot ’94, chem, is one of three doctors hired into Wesley Medical Center’s new hospitalist program. The doctors work full time at the hospital overseeing the care of patients from admission to discharge. DeBrot lives in Wichita.

Rebecca A. (Thomason) Hall ’94, comm, is a coordinator of marketing and communications at mts Integratrak Inc. in Bellevue, Wash. She lives in Federal Way, Wash.

Taufik Ismet ’94, mkt, resides in Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia, and is general manager at Mutiara Depok Estate in Jawa Barat, Indonesia.

Lyndon T. Katz ’94, mkt, is product performance manager for the Southwestern Stores Division of Sherwin-Williams, based in Dallas, Texas. He is responsible for product quality in 650 stores in 13 states. Katz lives in Mesquite, Texas.

Elizabeth A. Kinch ’94, cds, ’96 m cds, has been elected president elect of the board of trustees of the Kansas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She lives in Wichita.

Cynthia K. “Cindy” (Corwin) Ratzloff ’94, mgt, director of administration, Foulston Siefkin LLP, Wichita, has been presented the Jonalou Pinnell Award by the Wichita Bar Association for her longstanding service as a legal administrator. She lives in Derby, Kan.

Kathleen A. (Tuomela) Williams ’94, gen s, has opened an internal medicine and pediatrics practice with the Mercy Physician Group in Independence, Kan.

Amy M. (Ott) Decker ’95, psych, formerly an attorney with Morrison & Hecker of Wichita, has joined Cozen O’Connor, an international law firm and one of the 100 largest firms in the United States. Decker works at the firm’s branch in Wichita, where she lives.*

Sol M. Fiser ’95, pol s, a communications information systems officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, participated in Operation Enduring Freedom while based at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Caroline A. Foshee ’95, m mus p, has celebrated her fifth year as principal oboe with La Orquesta Sifonica de Aguascalientes in Aguascalientes, Mexico. She lives in Windsor, Calif.

Micheline R. (Heinritz) Neubauer ’95, comm, is a marketing coordinator with pba Architects. She lives in Wichita.

Heidi M. Rhine ’95, nurs, an emergency room nurse at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kan., was chosen as the June Concerned Patient Care Award winner. She lives in Liberal.

Michael J. Wawrzewski ’95, pa, is founder of Hospitals of Hope, Inc., a Wichita-based medical and evangelical organization that provides free medical care to hundreds of patients in Vinto and Cochabamba, Bolivia. He lives in Wichita.

Thomas M. Williams ’95, m bus a, is facility leader for Tricon Global Restaurants in Tampa, Fla. He lives in Palm Harbor, Fla.

Jennifer B. (Bonner) Beedles ’96, ien, is employed as a paralegal with the firm of Walsh, Knippen, Knight & Diamond in Wheaton, Ill. She lives in Aurora, Ill.

Mildred A. (Patterson) Edwards ’96, hae, ’99 m pub h, program coordinator for Knox Center Inc., is one of 20 local residents named to the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Wichita training program. She resides in Wichita.

P. Scott Flemming ’96, art g, has been promoted to senior art director at the advertising agency of  Sullivan Higdon & Sink. He lives in Wichita.

Haidee R. (Goehring) Heaton ’96, thea, is an assistant professor of theater at Culver-Stockton College, Hannibal, Mo. She lives in Mexico, Mo.

David W. Love ’96, chem, a forensic chemist with the Drug Enforcement Administration, was presented the Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists’ 2001 Outstanding Young Scientist Award. He lives in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Laura S. Schmidt ’96, m eng cr, erstwhile quilter, gardener and silversmith, has had her poem “Singer and Potter” selected for New Voices: University & College Poetry Prizes 1989-1998. The poem, which had previously won an Academy of American Poets prize, was one of seven selected from the year 1996. Schmidt lives in Wichita.

Troy E. Rochat ’96, m bus a, is director erp-bss at Bombardier Aerospace in Dallas, Texas. He lives in Allen, Texas.

Mark D. Smith ’96, m bus a, has left Enron where he was a manager of natural gas marketing, to lead ChevronTexaco’s domestic crude oil trading operation based in Houston, Texas, where he resides.

Laurel A. Thomas ’96, sc wk, is a program adviser at Rio Salado College in Tempe, Ariz. She lives in Mesa, Ariz.*

Soon-Wei Yeo 96, aer e, is employed by Solutia Inc. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he resides.

Darin A. Dredge ’97, entre, program director of Young Entrepreneurs of Kansas, has been selected for Leadership Wichita, a leadership training program sponsored by the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce. He lives in Wichita.*

Angela S. (Leggett) Gaughan ’97, m comm, WSU’s Barton School of Business coordinator for cooperative education and work-based learning, has been elected president of Wichita Press Women, affiliated with Kansas Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women. She lives in Wichita.

Tolissia F. Greasham ’97, sc wk, of Roots & Wings Inc., a nonprofit child advocacy organization, is a court appointed special advocate case manager. She lives in Wichita.

Shigeki Harada ’97, m aer e, is a consultant with Hewlett-Packard Japan in Tokyo, Japan. He lives in Yokohama, Japan.*

Scott L. Hinderliter ’97, i bus, is a credit analyst with Cessna Finance Corp. in Wichita, where he resides.*

Paul E. Jackson ’97, fld mjr, has been named associate dean for curriculum and assessment at Cowley County Community College in Mulvane, Kan. He lives in Wichita.

Randall K. “Randy” Mullin ’97, bus a, ’02 m bus a, is director of heavy jets, avionics and electrical tech support at Raytheon Aircraft in Wichita. He lives in Rose Hill, Kan.*

Jenny G. (Fisher) Adams ’98, el ed, teaches sixth grade reading and English at Valley Center Junior High School in Valley Center, Kan. She lives in Wichita.

Troy E. Black ’98, m sp adm, teaches physical education and weightlifting and also is an assistant football coach at Valley Center High in Valley Center, Kan. He lives in Fredonia, Kan.

Amanda J. Davis ’98, psych, is director of preceptor services in the Office of Community Clinical Education at the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. She lives in Olathe, Kan.

Elisa D. Lansdowne ’98, bioch, has graduated from Northwestern University Medical School, Evanston, Ill., and is now in residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Women’s Hospital.

Damon E. Martin ’98, cs, manager of security practices for the Buchanan Associates InfoSec  division, has obtained his Certified Information Systems Security Professional Certification. He lives in Wichita.

Anna E. Nekola ’98, m mus p, is a teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She resides in Madison.

Donna L. Shank ’98, pol s, vice president and co-owner of Al Shank Insurance Inc. in Liberal, Kan., was appointed to the Kansas Board of Regents by Gov. Bill Graves. She lives in Liberal.*

Brian W. Silcott ’98, pol s, ’00 m p adm, has been appointed city manager of Sterling, Kan. He lives in Wellington, Kan.*

Julie A. Anderson ’99, j/print, is editor of The Derby Reporter. She lives in El Dorado, Kan.

Roula T. Attar ’99, aa, ’00 pol s, is the regional coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Washington, D.C. She lives in Silver Spring, Md.

Deuane A. Howard ’99, sec ed, ’01 m sp adm, is assistant director of communications for Wichita Stealth in Valley Center, Kan. He lives in Andover, Kan.*

Ronald D. Johnson ’99, gen s, ’99 pol s, ’01 m lib s, is an applications adjudicator with the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service in Lincoln, Neb.*

Justin R. Schlepp ’99, pa, is a physician assistant at the Hays Orthopaedic Clinic in Hays, Kan., where he lives.

Crystal L. Gillman ’00, pa, is a physician assistant at the Smoky Hill Family Practice Center in Salina, Kan., where she resides.*

Brad D. Inman ’00, bus a, is a financial analyst, working primarily on process improvement and simulation, at Sprint. He lives in Olathe, Kan.

Rachel B. Oliva ’00, acct, was one of the 38 candidates out of 199 who passed the Kansas Board of Accountancy’s May 2002 CPA exam. She lives in Wichita.*

Shauna L. Voth ’00, comm, has joined Coldwell Banker Stucky & Associates’ west Wichita office. She lives in Wichita.

Brooke E. (Martin) Albright ’01, comm, has been promoted to communications manager for the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Wichita.

Jarrod S. Cannaby ’01, comm, is an interactive major accounts coordinator with PlattForm Advertising in Olathe, Kan. He lives in Overland Park, Kan.*

Lisa M. Conklin ’01, comm, is the community marketing manager for the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Wichita.

Jana R. Crittenden ’01, m couns, has joined the faculty of Valley Center Junior High School as counselor. She lives in Newton, Kan.*

Deanna J. (Henley) Fulghum ’01, m c inst, has returned to her hometown of Fredonia, Kan., to teach chemistry and physics at Fredonia High School.

Debra A. (Davis) Scheer ’01, m sp adm, has been hired by Newman University as director of alumni relations. She lives in Cheney, Kan.*

Janaki Srikrishnan ’01, acct, was one of the 38 candidates out of 199 who passed the Kansas Board of Accountancy’s May 2002 CPA exam. She lives in Wichita.

Constance R. “Connie” Stafford ’01, psych, of Roots & Wings, Wichita, is a Court Appointed Special Advocate program director. The casa program recruits and trains volunteers to be advocates for children involved in the court system due to abuse or neglect. She lives in Wichita.*

Terell Benton fs ’02 has joined iam’s business development department. He lives in Wichita.

Kristina L. Boger ’02, aer e, was sent to Washington, D.C., by WSU’s aerospace engineering department in May to promote funding for the National Science Foundation. Before members of Congress, she presented a research project entitled “The Effectiveness of a Composite Sandwich Panel Repair Technique.” She was selected as a result of work completed during an internship with NASA. She also presented a senior project on the conceptual design of a joined-wing supersonic sport jet at the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics National Convention in St. Louis, Mo. Boger lives in Wichita.*

Ashle C. Burnett ’02, comm, Miss Wichita, was fourth runner-up in the 2002 Miss Kansas competition. She lives in Derby, Kan.*

Ryan C. Chance ’02, m acct, was one of the 38 candidates out of 199 who passed the Kansas Board of Accountancy’s May 2002 CPA exam. He lives in Wichita.*

Erin E. Fisher ’02, pt, is a physical therapist at the Infant Toddler Center, Butler County in El Dorado, Kan. She lives in Wichita.*

Shane E. Munro ’02, mkt, is a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley in Overland Park, Kan. He lives in Eudora, Kan.*

Kristina L. Nunn ’02, m sp adm, has been named Derby, Kan.’s first full-time communications coordinator. In this role, she will maintain the city website, televise city council meetings and write press releases.*

Jessica N. Ray ’02, bus a, has joined Prudential Dinning-Beard’s west Wichita office as a sales associate. She lives in Wichita.*

Stacy L. Smith ’02, m nurs, registered nurse at Via Christi, is one of six nurses selected from across the nation by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc. as an item reviewer for the National Council Licensure Examination. The NCLEX is administered to all nursing candidates in the United States and its territories, and a satisfactory performance on the exam is required in order to obtain a nursing license. Smith lives in Wichita.*

Sheree R. (O’Dell) Utash ’02, m lib st, has been promoted to vice president for academic and student affairs at Cowley County Community College, Mulvane, Kan. Utash lives in Rose Hill, Kan.*

David J. Wiggins ’02, m inst, is an instrumental music teacher in Marysville, Kan., where he resides.*


Class Notes Fall 2002

Comings, goings, appointments, retirements, honors, accolades rs, 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.