Spring 2014

Class Notes

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

Dorothy A. Harmon '46, HIST, is a 2014 inductee into the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. During her time at Wichita State, she became the first female assistant athletic director in the country. In this capacity, she assisted with financial records and coordinated the academic and eligibility records of Shocker student-athletes. After the 1970 football plane crash in which 31 WSU players, coaches, boosters and administrators, including athletic director Bert Katzenmeyer, lost their lives, Harmon was named acting athletic director. A member of the Pizza Hut Shocker Sports Hall of Fame, she resides in Wichita.*

Thomas "Tom" E. O'Connor '50, PE, has been inducted into the Keyser (W. Va) High School Legion of Honor for his distinguished career as a teacher and coach. After graduating from Keyser High in 1941 and then serving in the U.S. Army during WWII, he taught and coached basketball, football and track at high schools in Keyser, Elk Garden, W. Va., and Ridgeley, W. Va. Before his retirement in 1983, he was recognized as Basketball Coach of the Year and as Mineral County Teacher of the Year. O'Connor lives in Keyser.

Arthur J. McAfee Jr. '51, PE, retired head men's basketball coach and director of athletics at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., is a 2013inductee into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame. At Morehouse, he served as basketball coach for 35 years and as athletic director for 29 years. His coaching career also featured stops at Lane College, Mississippi Valley State University, Lincoln University and Bishop College. A member of the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame, McAfee lives in Atlanta.

Bruce E. Peterman '55, AERON E, '61 M AERON E, is a 2013 inductee into the Citation Jet Pilot Hall of Honor. During his 43-year career at Cessna, he was a designer, flight test engineer, project engineer, chief of propulsion, manager of technical engineering, chief engineer, vice president of engineering, vice president of operations and senior vice president. Additionally, he served as a trustee of the Cessna Foundation and on the board of directors of Reims Aviation in France. Peterman lives in Goddard, Kan.*

Joseph "Joe" J. Stevens fs '58, who owns Stevens Magic Emporium in Wichita, is a 2014 inductee into the Pizza Hut Shocker Sports Hall of Fame. He finished his University of Wichita basketball career as the second-leading scorer in school history to Cleo Littleton, and was named a first-team All Missouri Valley Conference selection in 1957. He lives in Eastborough, Kan.

Don K. Stephan '59, JOURN, longtime owner and president of Stephan Advertising Agency in Wichita, has been inducted into the Wichita North High School Hall of Fame. A past president of the WSU Alumni Association, he, along with his wife, Lynn (Kincheloe) '64/92, established a graduate fellowship in the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State. He lives in Wichita.*

Toshikazu Tsukii '63, EL E, who holds licenses as a commercial pilot and flight instructor, is a principal engineering fellow at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Ariz. He also holds a number of patents for transmitters and receivers invented for missiles and electronic countermeasures. He resides in Oro Valley, Ariz.

Chester W. Anderson III '64, PHYS, '66 M PHYS, a recent inductee into the Wichita North High School Hall of Fame and former head of the Advanced Products Group at AT&T Bell Laboratories, has been named director of business development for Translate Your World, a voice translation software company. He resides in Tinton Falls, N.J.*

Bob I. Cantrell '64, MGT, owns Cantrell Capital LLC, a financial consulting business. He lives in Salem, Ore.

Charles P. Dietrick '64, GER, is a Spanish instructor at Tufts University. He resides in Cambridge, Mass.

M. Kay (Dickens) Gasaway '64, ENG L/LIT, '73 M SEC ED, is retired from full-time work as a high school English and German teacher, but continues to serve as a part-time substitute teacher. She lives in Wichita.

James "Jim" R. Graf '64, SEC ED, '69 M EAS, teaches Latin and serves as headmaster at Wichita's Northfield School of the Liberal Arts. He lives in Wichita.

Melville "Bud" M. Johnson '64, IE, is owner and president of Bud Johnson & Associates, a Wichita-based firm of avionics manufacture representatives specializing in engineering sales for commercial, general business and the military aircraft industry. Johnson, who lives in Wichita, serves on the board of the WSU Alumni Association.*

Donna S. (Moore) Lehner '64, SEC ED, is a sales/insurance agent for New York Life. She resides in McPherson, Kan.*

Robert "Bob" A. Long '64, PE, is a 2014 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame inductee. At WU, he played three seasons of varsity basketball and just one on the football field, but his performance as a wide receiver caught the attention of the Green Bay Packers. He played four seasons for the Packers and was a member of the NFL title-winning teams in 1965, 1966 and 1967. He also helped Green Bay to Super Bowl victories in 1967 and 1968. He switched to the Washington Redskins in 1969 and became the only player to have been coached by Vince Lombardi in both Green Bay and Washington. A member of the Pizza Hut Shocker Sports Hall of Fame, Long resides in Brookfield, Wis.*

Lola W. (Claar) McVey '64, EL ED, a retired speech language pathologist, serves as clerk, treasurer and secretary for the Kismet Cemetery District Board. She lives in Kismet, Kan.

K. Diane Merrill '64, MUS P, although retired from her work as a professional violinist, serves as president of Pike's Peak Musicians Association. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Harvey E. Najim '64, MATH, founder and executive chairman of Sirius Computer Solutions Inc., San Antonio, Texas, has been recognized for his significant contributions to local business and the community by the San Antonio Business Journal, which named him as one of San Antonio's 2014 Legacy Leaders. Najim lives in Shavano Park, Texas.

Johnny W. Stevens '64, ACCT, is a commercial real estate developer whose recent project of transforming the old Britt Brown Arena at the Kansas Coliseum into the National Institute for Aviation Research's Aircraft Structural Test and Evaluation Center served as the cover story of the fall 2013 The Shocker. A standout Shocker golfer who went on to play professional golf for several seasons, Stevens is a member of the Pizza Hut Shocker Sports Hall of Fame. He lives in Wichita.*

Michael H. Shank '65, SOC, is a former staff director for minority members, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives who now serves as a senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Arlington, Va., and as a senior advisor with the Chertoff Group, a consulting and business development firm that specializes in security issues. As a consultant and advisor, Shank holds these areas of expertise: threat operations; cybersecurity policy and risk management; and cyber and intelligence operations. He resides in Annapolis, Md.

Edward "Ed" E. Berger '67, HIST ED, '69 M HIST, president of Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, plans to retire July 1. At the college since 1981, he served as dean of continuing education prior to becoming president in 1991. Under his direction, the college has seen a 60 percent increase in enrollment over the past decade, enrolling more than 6,100 students in fall 2013. He worked at Seward County (Kan.) Community College from 1969 to 1981. He lives in Hutchinson, Kan.

Patricia J. (Hurst) Burnett '68, ART ED, '81 M URB A, displayed 26 pieces of her art, mostly acrylic paintings and also some mixed media, based on family quilt patterns at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. The exhibit "Heart of the Home: The Art of Patricia Burnett" was on display from Dec. 13 through April 6. She resides in Las Cruces, N.M.

Rod M. Stewart '68, POL SCI, was presented the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Wichita State University Center for Real Estate and Kansas Certified Commercial Investment Member Chapter during a ceremony this past December. Stewart, who lives in Wichita, is commercial managing director at Keller Williams Signature Partners LLC.

John H. Tatlock III '69, POL SCI, who is special counsel at the Harris Law Firm PC with offices in Denver and Fort Collins, Colo., serves as co-chair of the Joint CBA/DBA Professionalism Council and helped author the foreword to the October 2013 Special Professionalism Issue of The Colorado Lawyer. He has also been appointed as a member of the Chief Justice's Commission on the Legal Profession, Working Group C on Bench and Bar cooperation, and serves as the Denver Bar Association Chair of the Professionalism Coordinating Council. A Denver resident, Tatlock is also a Master in the Doyle Inn of Court, the longest-running Colorado Inn of Court.*

Michael "Mike" F. Dandurand '71, HIST, has been elected vice chairman of the Kansas Independent Pharmacy Service Corporation, which represents the interests of independently owned pharmacies. He is owner of Dandurand Drug in Wichita, where he lives.*

Joseph F. Speelman '71, POL SCI, spoke at the 2013 International Corporate Counsel College in Paris, France, this past November. He moderated the Cyber Risks and E-Privacy panel that discussed key business, government and legal issues affecting all business enterprises in the European Union. Speelman, a partner at Blank Rome's Houston office who concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation, corporate security, insurance and compliance, lives in Spring, Texas.

Carla A. (Bouska) Lee '72, M EAS, '75 SP ED ADM, '84 M NURS, was inducted into the Kansas State Nurses Association Hall of Fame in October 2013. She serves as interim executive director at the LaFamilia Senior and Community Center in Wichita and also teaches courses as an adjunct faculty member of the Seattle Pacific University. She lives in Wichita.*

Steve A. Scott '72, M S ART/P, retired studio artist whose artwork has been represented by major galleries across the United States, has had pieces from his permanent collection on display at the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Visitor Center in Hesston, Kan. He resides in Lindsborg, Kan.

Tom G. Roberts '73, AJ, '79 M AJ, has been inducted into the Bishop Ward High School Hall of Fame. The Kansas City, Kan., school also presented him with its Alumnus of the Year award. A resident of Kansas City, Kan., Roberts has served his community since 1975, becoming city clerk in 1985 and being named unified clerk in 1997. He earned his certification as a municipal clerk from the International Institute of Muncipal Clerks.

Gary E. Curmode '74, PE, '81 M AJ, '83 M URB A, previously the Sedgwick County Fire District 1 Chief, serves as chief of the Copper Mountain (Colo.) Fire Department. He lives in the Copper Mountain area.*

Richard "Rick" A. Plumlee '74, ENG L/LIT, is the 2014 recipient of the Mal Elliott Sports Media Award presented by the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. A reporter for the Wichita Eagle, Plumlee resides in Wichita.

Terry L. Horne '75, JOURN, is president and publisher of the Pensacola News-Journal. Throughout his career, he has worked for a number of news organizations around the country after getting his start as a staff writer at the Wichita Eagle. He resides in the Pensacola, Fla. area. 

K. James Kallail '75, CDS, '76 M CDS, is associate dean for research at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. He previously served as the school's director of medical education outreach and as associate director for the internal medicine residency program. He lives in Derby, Kan.

Jack E. Rowden '76, BUS ADM, is president and CEO of Citizens State Bank in Hugoton, Kan., where he lives.

Douglas D. Cox '77, MUS I, '79 M MUS CH, is director of the Frederick (Md.) Chorale. Previously, he was a public school music teacher, a member of the U.S. Army Chorus and director of the Chester River Chorale in Chestertown, Md., where he still serves as artistic director. He resides in Catonsville, Md.

Dana D. Hamant '78, MUS ED, '83 M MUS ED, has been presented with the Circle Distinguished Alumni award for his dedication to teaching music. A 1973 graduate of Circle High School in Towanda, Kan., he is the beginning band specialist for Wichita public schools and the assistant director of bands at Friends University. A noted trumpet player, he has performed with the Wichita Symphony, Wichita Wind Ensemble, Friends University Faculty Brass Quintet, Ballet Kansas, Wichita Grand Opera, Music Theatre of Wichita, Wichita Chamber Chorale, Hutchinson Symphony, and Prairie Winds. A Kansas Music Educators Hall of Fame member, he lives in Wichita.*

Mark S. Walk '78, BUS ADM, '86 M BUS ADM, is operations manager at Healthcare 21 Group. He lives near Cork, Ireland.

Lafayette Norwood '79, M COMM, is a 2014 inductee into the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. Head coach of men's golf at Johnson County Community College since 1992, he has also coached basketball. A 1952 graduate of Wichita East High School, he was a guard on Ralph Miller's 1951 East team that won a state championship. In 1968, Norwood was hired as an assistant at Wichita East, a year later taking over the program at Wichita Heights High School. His 1976-77 Heights team was undefeated and won the state title, enabling Norwood and Miller to share the distinction of being the only two people in Kansas history to have played on and coached a men's basketball state championship team. Throughout his career, Norwood has also served as an assistant basketball coach at the University of Kansas, head basketball coach at Johnson County Community College and coach of a number of AAU teams. He lives in Lawrence, Kan.

Yolanda (Barrera) Camarena '80, EL ED, is president of the Kansas Hispanic Education and Development Foundation's board of directors. She lives in Wichita.

Charles B. Golding '80, BUS ADM, is business improvement superintendent and controller at Teck Coal. He lives in the Vancouver, British Columbia, area.

Jena K. (Hilliard) Lysen '80, El ED, '85 M SOC, '95 MBA, vice president for human resources at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC, is a Wichita Business Journal 2013 HR Professionals honoree. She lives in Andover, Kan.

Kim R. Martens '80, POL SCI, a senior partner with the Wichita law firm of Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, has been named a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law and Personal Injury Defense Law by American Media and Martindale-Hubbell. He lives in Derby, Kan.*

Jodi A. (Buterbaugh) Newmark '80, ENG L/LIT, is director of the Supported Community Living Initiative, a grassroots movement in the Chicago area that works to ensure that when people who have disabilities come of age, there are programs and services in place to help them transition to adulthood. A member of the tennis team during her time at Wichita State, Newmark lives in Wilmette, Ill.

Karla A. Burns '81, MUS ED, '81 THEA, opera and musical theater veteran, appeared as Cervantes' servant, Sancho Panza, in Forum Theatre's production of "Man of La Mancha." The show opened April 10 in Wichita and closed on May 4. She lives in Wichita.

Monica J. (Hart) Coen '81, AJ, '90 M COMM, has joined Via Christi Health as senior director of development, focusing on major gifts and capital campaigns. She resides in Wichita.

Leila Ganesan '81, COMP SCI, '82 COMP SCI is a NetApp E-Series Storage technical contract trainer at Fast Lane Institute for Knowledge Transfer GmbH. She lives in Munich, Germany.

William "Bill" K. Gardner '81, RELUE, '83 ART GD, has been inducted into the Wichita North High School Hall of Fame. The owner of Gardner Design and founder of LogoLounge.com, he lives in Wichita.*

William "Bill" R. Simon '81, PA, is a physician assistant at St. Rose Family Medicine & Urgent Care in Great Bend, Kan. He previously worked at Mountain Medical Center in Buena Vista, Colo., College Family Care Center in Overland Park, Kan., and at Kansas Cardiology in Wichita. He has also been on medical missions in Guatemala, Ecuador and Haiti. He resides in the Great Bend area.

Ray B. Wills '81, THEA, veteran actor and Broadway performer, appeared as Cervantes/Quixote in Forum Theatre's production of "Man of La Mancha." The show opened April 10 in Wichita and closed on May 4. He lives in Wichita.

Roger D. Asper '82, BUS ADM, is a senior consultant at High-Point Rendel in the Johannesburg, South Africa area, where he lives.

Lisa M. Dodson '82, M ECON,'91 M COUNS, is executive director of the Kansas Museums Association. She lives in Wichita.

Donna M. O'Shea '82, EL ED, '89 M EL ED, has been named principal of Monarch Global Academy in Laurel, Md. With more than 30 years of experience in education, including international work in Argentina and Germany, she will assume her duties at the International Baccalaureate School when it opens in August 2014. O'Shea has presented at workshops regionally, nationally and internationally, and completed a Fulbright Administrator Exchange Fellowship leading professional development groups for three weeks in Argentina last summer. A member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals and a director of the Association of Educational Leaders in Anne Arundel (Md.) County, O'Shea, who attended high school in Spain and began her teaching career in Germany, resides in Severn, Md.

Joel M. Ligon '83, MAN E, was on a panel that discussed the topic "Airworthiness: Understanding the Strategic Vision" during the Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conference held in Baltimore, Md. in April. A program manager and mechanical systems engineering technical specialist for the FAA Military Certification Office in Wichita, Ligon lives in Leon, Kan.*

David A. Ricke '83, AJ, chief judge for Kansas' 13th Judicial District, was appointed to a one-year term on the Chief Judges Council. The Council was established by the Kansas Supreme Court to provide additional first-hand expertise and ground-level perspective on current and future issues facing Kansas courts. Ricke lives in Rose Hill, Kan.

Susan M. Smith '83, PSYCH, '90 M ADM, was named a 2013 HR Professionals honoree by the Wichita Business Journal. She is chief human resources officer at GLMV Architecture Inc. in Wichita, where she lives.

Steven Goodale '86, MKT, is managing director/CEO for Mercedes-Benz Financial in Australia and New Zealand. He lives in the Melbourne, Australia, area.

Brenda S. (Baumann) Sooter '86, EL ED, executive director at the Kansas Learning Center for Health in Halstead, Kan., has been appointed to the Governor's Council on Fitness for a three-year term. She lives in Sedgwick, Kan.

Matt E. Wilson '86, MUS P, a noted jazz drummer, is band leader of Arts & Crafts and also works behind artists such as John Scofield, Joe Lovano and Charlie Haden. Wilson has been featured on 10 CDs as a leader and on 250 as a sideman for Palmetto Records. He lives in North Baldwin, N.Y.

Rhonda K. (Chapman) Fullerton '87, MGT, '94 M BUS ADM, Cessna Aircraft's director of promotions, was presented an Aviation Legacy Award during a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., in January. She received the award for her involvement with Cessna's Special Olympics Airlift. The program matches volunteer pilots and plane owners with Special Olympics athletes in need of transportation. Fullerton, who started working with Special Olympics Airlift in 1995 and now leads the program, lives in Wichita.*

Ann E. Larson '87, M SEC ED, has been named dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville. During her 19 years at the university, she has served as vice dean, associate dean, acting department chair for the Department of Teaching and Learning, professor, and student teacher supervisor. She lives in Louisville, Ky.

Jeff A. Taylor '87, COMP SCI, works in bid costing and financial planning at Atos, an international information technology services company. He lives in London, England.

Kevin R. Bumgarner '88, JOURN, is editor of the Florida Baptist Witness, the official newspaper of the Florida Baptist State Convention. He previously worked for the Pacific Business News in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Dallas Business Journal, the Triad Business Journal in Greensboro, N.C., the Huntsville Times in Alabama, and the Wichita Business Journal. He lives in the Jacksonville, Fla., area.

W. Blake Robbins '88, MKT, has made his directorial debut with "The Sublime and Beautiful." The film was screened at the Kansas City FilmFest in April and the Slamdance Film Festival, held in Park City, Utah, in January. Robbins, an actor who has appeared on Broadway and in numerous television shows and films, lives in Valencia, Calif.

Rod W. Henricks '89, ACCT, has been named director of sales for Bunting Magnetics Co. In his new position, he directs the Bunting U.S., Canada, and Latin America direct sales force, and the Bunting representative and distributor network. He lives in Andover, Kan.

Roger W. Huff '89, ENG CR, adjunct instructor at Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla., and pastor of Impact Church in Wagoner, Okla., is the author of Three Trails to Ilgorn, his first novel. He lives in Wagoner.

Bent H. Hamnes '90, EL E, is finance manager at Apply Capnor AS. He lives in the Stavanger, Norway, area.

Stephen C. Howard '90, M GEO, is a principal environmental consultant at Golder Associates. He lives in the Perth, Australia, area.

Robert R. Rugan '90, BUS ADM, '93 M BUS ADM, central-Kansas market president at Farmers Bank and Trust, is responsible for all central-Kansas bank locations. A graduate of both the Kansas Bankers Association Commercial Lending School and KBA Agriculture Lending School, Rugan resides in Great Bend, Kan.

Patrick "P.J." Forbes Jr. '91, MKT, is a 2014 inductee into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame. A member of Wichita State's 1989 NCAA championship team, he reached the majors as a player for Baltimore and Philadelphia, and has served as a minor league manager since 2004. Forbes, who manages the Los Angeles Dodgers' Class A affiliate, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, resides in California.

Ove Løken '91, EL E, works in the operations department at Mobile Norway. He lives in the Oslo, Norway, area.

Takayuki Gunge '92, I BUS, is CFO at Experian in Tokyo, Japan, where he lives.

Katherine "Kathy" J. Wiens '92, M ED, has written a book about her chaotic childhood titled Bars, Dumps and Other Childhood Hangouts. She lives in Newton, Kan.

Ho Kit Chan '93, BIOCHEM, '00 M CHEM, is associate director of development and operations at Novartis in Shanghai, China, where he lives.

Ka Y. "Phoebe" Chui '93, BIOCHEM, is a legal advisor for PCCW, a telecommunications company based in Hong Kong. She lives in the area of Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

Anastasia Margariti '93, AEROS E, '96 M AEROS E, is a Spirit AeroSystems stress engineer. She lives in the Toulouse, France, area.

Jerald W. Rogers '93, POL SCI, has launched his own law practice after 15 years at Triplett, Woolf & Garretson LLC, spending the last seven as partner. His focus areas include contract drafting, revision and negotiation, with emphases in aviation, professional services, startup tech companies and software licensing. He also does intellectual property work and provides employment-related advisory services. He resides in Valley Center, Kan.

Todd C. Dreifort '94, SEC ED, '99 M EAS, is principal at Circle High School in Towanda, Kan. A former WSU baseball player and a 2014 inductee into the Pizza Hut Shocker Sports Hall of Fame, he lives in Andover, Kan.

P. Sean Hudspeth '94, MKT, director of human resources and risk management at Davis-Moore Auto Group, was named a 2013 HR Professionals honoree by the Wichita Business Journal. He lives in Wichita.

Ashwani Muppasani '94, M IE, is vice president of global purchasing and supply chain at General Motors in Incheon, Korea, where he lives.

Yeow Ng '94, MCH E, '96 M MCH E, '01 M AEROS E, associate director of the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance at WSU's National Institute of Aviation Research, helped his brother, Choon Ng '94, MCH E, '96 M MCH E, develop the Rainbow Loom, which was named 2014 Activity Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association. Yeow, who runs Rainbow Loom's online store in Wichita, lives in Andover, Kan.

Travis B. Berning '95, S ART/C, a potter, had some of his artworks on display in "Recent Works" at Bethel College in North Newton, Kan. Berning's work has been featured in a number of exhibitions, including "Ceramics USA," as well as published in Clay Time and Southern Living. In 2003, he helped open Tree House Pottery in Dillsboro, N.C., and establish the WNC Pottery Festival. Berning lives in Dillsboro.

Dimitrios E. Kamidis '95, MCH E, '97 M MCH E, is a mechanical engineer at Philippopoulos Energy Technical SA in Thessaloniki, Greece, where he lives.

W. Casey Blake fs '96 has been chosen for induction into the National High School Hall of Fame for his successful four-sport high school career at Indianola (Iowa) High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball and was on the track team. A 13-season veteran of Major League Baseball, he was a third baseman for the Shockers, being named the 1996 MVC Player of the Year and earning first-team all-MVC honors in 1994, 1995 and 1996. A member of the Pizza Hut Shocker Sports Hall of Fame, Blake resides in Indianola.

Brian A. Heinrichs '96, FIN, is CFO and division director of finance and business strategy at Intrust Bank. A Mulvane, Kan. native, he returns to the area after 14 years in various posts with different companies, including more than three years as a vice president and managing director of municipal derivatives for Royal Bank of Canada in New York City and Chicago. He was most recently executive vice president and minority owner of Bickford Senior Living, an Olathe, Kan.-based company with operations in eight states. He lives in Wichita.*

Linda E. Kelley-Dodd '96, P ART, is costume project coordinator for Yale University's Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre. She lives in Bristol, Conn.

Jason R. White '96, PE/SP BUS, is president of Aero-Mach Labs. A former Shocker baseball player, he spent several years in the Oakland A's minor league system and previously worked at Boeing, Bombardier Learjet and Beechcraft. He lives in Wichita.

Mark P. Eby '97, M SP ADM, Kansas Humane Society president and CEO, lives in Wichita.

Wilfried Fathi '97, S ART/PR, '00 M S ART/PR, had his work shown in "Paintings by Wilfried Fathi and Sculpture by Piglet" at Butler (Kan.) Community College's Erman B. White Gallery. The artist grew up in Germany and now lives in the Wichita area.

Jennifer M. "Jenny" Hardin '97, SOC WK, '06 M SOC WK, corporate trainer, counselor, life coach and consultant at EMPAC, employee assistance consultants, has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication and leadership in coaching and counseling. She lives in Derby, Kan.

Seiko Fujita '98, INT ST, is a retail and marketing manager for L'Oréal's Giorgio Armani Beauty division. She lives in Yokohama, Japan.

Daiki Iga '98, M BUS ADM, is a reporter for Reuters Japan. He lives in Tokyo.

Kurt L. McAfee '98, POL SCI, '03 M SP ADM, athletic director at Pratt (Kan.) Community College, was inducted into the Biddy Basketball Hall of Fame in Wichita. He lives in Wichita.

Jennifer M. Tribue '98, JOURN, is director of marketing for the Derby (Kan.) Recreation Commission. She lives in Wichita.

Fe C. (Jacobs) Vorderlandwehr '98, COMM, director of the Wichita chapter of the American Diabetes Association, lives in Wichita.

Anne L. (Anderton) Warren '98, SOC, '00 M PUB ADM, human resources director at EagleMed, is a Wichita Business Journal 2013 HR Professionals honoree. She lives in Wichita.

Chris S. Wimmer '98, COMM, is a 2014 inductee into Wichita's Biddy Basketball Hall of Fame and the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. The former Shocker baseball player works as a scout for the Detroit Tigers, and lives in Yukon, Okla.

Caroline A. Chrysdy '99, MKT, is sales and marketing director at Conrad Bali, a luxury resort in Indonesia. She was previously director of sales for the hotel. She lives in Bali, Indonesia.

Matthew "Matt" K. Scheuler '99, COMP SCI, has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing at Collins Bus Corp., the manufacturer of Type A school bus brands Collins Bus, Corbeil and Mid Bus. He has worked at Collins for the past 13 years, most recently as director of sales responsible for North American sales in Canada and the western region of the United States. He resides in Hutchinson, Kan.

Christopher "Chris" K. Eden '00, COMM, is the pastor at Boehm's United Methodist Church in Willow Street, Pa., where he lives.

Danielle R. Elleman '00, MKT, has received the Lydia Martinez Multidisciplinary Collaboration Award from the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault for her work helping victims and fighting sexual violence. A social worker for Bellevue Hospital's Victim Services Program, Elleman lives in New York City.

Alfredo Giralt '00, MGT, is COO and a member of the board of directors for Vittalia Internet, a software distribution company in Madrid, Spain, where he lives.

Travis L. Pardee '00, MUS ED, '00 MUS P, is the band director at Foothill High School in Henderson, Nev. Among his accomplishments is taking his band to New York City last November to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Pardee, who started his musical training as a saxophonist and vocalist in middle school, lives in Henderson.

Jason L. Perez '00, COMM, owns Next Level Hoops Academy. The former WSU basketball player and 2014 inductee into the Pizza Hut Shocker Sports Hall of Fame lives in Wichita.

Neal K. Harrington '01, M S ART/PR, Arkansas Tech University associate professor of art, had an exhibition of his original prints shown at Cantrell Gallery in Little Rock, Ark. "Music, Myth and the Hard Travelin' Man" featured works of art depicting scenes related to American roots music such as folk, blues and bluegrass. He resides in Russellville, Ark.

Jason W. Nugent '01, MATH, '03 M MATH, is a physician at Hillside Medical Office LLC in Wichita, where he lives.

Edward L. Robinson '01, COMM, of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC, was appointed by the Kansas Association for Justice president to serve as chair of the board of editors for the Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice. His term lasts until August 2014. He lives in Wichita.

Timur V. Bekbosunov '02, MUS P, and his self-described "indie rock meets post punk with a bit of opera" band Timur and the Dime Museum performed "Collapse," an operatic song cycle composed as a requiem, in March at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. A native of Kazakhstan, Bekbosunov lives in Panorama City, Calif.

Muneaki Takao '02, M BUS ADM, is a strategic account manager at Adobe Systems in Tokyo, Japan, where he lives.

Elizabeth A. Ablah '03, M PSYCH, '05 Ph.D PSYCH, has been appointed to the Governor's Council on Fitness for a three-year term. The Council promotes healthy lifestyles by promoting the sharing of information concerning physical activity, tobacco prevention and healthy eating. Ablah is an associate professor in the Preventive Medicine and Public Health Department at KU School of Medicine-Wichita and is also a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. She lives in Wichita.

Brooke R. Atkinson '03, EL ED, is an assistant women's basketball coach at the University of South Dakota. A member of the Shocker women's basketball team during her time as a student, she lives in Vermillion, S.D.

Amy E. (Penner) Budde '03, FIN, is market president for all three Citizens State Bank locations in Newton, Kan. Formerly a mortgage loan officer and credit analyst for the bank, she resides in Newton.

Kimberly L. Garey '03, MUS T/C, MUS P, '05 M MUS T/C, is assistant band director at the public middle and high schools in McPherson, Kan. She lives in Hutchinson, Kan.

Steven L. Haynes '03, M HIST, an assistant professor of history at Dodge City (Kan.) Community College, was recognized with the 2014 Dissertation of the Year award presented by the Ohio Academy of History. Haynes, who received his Ph.D. from Kent State University, wrote about how the League of Nations affected U.S.-Latin American relations, particularly from 1921-1933, in The Alternative Vision: The U.S., Latin America and the League of Nations. He lives in Dodge City.

Carrie L. (Hulsey) Lindholm '03, ACCT, is CFO at Key Construction Inc. Formerly the company's controller, she lives in Derby, Kan.

Lana K. (Higbee) Smith '03, M PT, is a physical therapist at Kiowa District Hospital. She lives in Kiowa, Kan.

Kristofer A. Barber '04, M MUS P, a freelance classical singer and Booking.com English proofreader, lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Brandon A. Kauffman '04, M PUB ADM, is chief fiscal officer and controller/treasurer for the city of Topeka, Kan. He lives in Topeka.

H. Adam Nuse '04, M SP ADM, is general manager and chief operating officer of the Bowling Green (Ky.) Hot Rods, a minor league baseball team that is the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. He resides in the Bowling Green area.

Angela M. Proffitt '04, PSYCH, '13 M CDS, is a speech language pathologist at Catholic Care Center. She lives in Wichita.

Hassan Ramzah '04, M BUS ADM, is deputy chief and commander of the Wichita Police Department's investigations division. Prior to this position, Ramzah has been a detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. As a supervisor, he has worked in patrol, community affairs, financial crimes, night investigations, training and field services. He lives in Wichita.*

John D. Speer '04, M PUB ADM, is deputy chief in charge of support services for the Wichita Police Department, including its budget. Previously a narcotics detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain, he was one of the first members of the Special Community Action Team. As a supervisor, he has worked in patrol, SCAT, night investigations, the Gang Felony/Assault Section and the Professionals Standards Bureau. He lives in Derby, Kan.*

Mis Gaston '05, COMM, is area mall manager, Towne West Square in Wichita, where she lives.

Michael G. Hattrup '05, ENTRE, is a client service specialist at O'Shaughnessy Asset Management in Stamford, Conn. He lives in Greenwich, Conn.

Kari A. Lee '05, DANCE, is director of the Newton (Kan.) Performing Arts Center. She teaches ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, and modern dance at all levels and is also the coach of the Newton High School Railiners Dance Team. Lee, who was a member of the Wichita State dance team as a student, lives in Park City, Kan.

Mike A. Pelfrey fs '05 has signed a two-year contract to pitch for the Minnesota Twins. He spent three seasons on WSU's baseball team and finished his collegiate career with a 33-7 overall record, a 2.18 earned run average and 366 strikeouts. He was the Missouri Valley Conference's 2004 and 2005 Pitcher of the Year, a three-time American Baseball Coaches Association all-region selection and was named to the MVC 2007 All-Centennial team. He also was a member of the 2004 USA National team that won the gold medal at the World University Baseball Championship in Tainan, Taiwan. He lives in Wichita during baseball's offseason.

Dustin L. Hawkins '06, EX SCI, has written a book, WAR: A Revolutionary Approach to Conquering Addiction. He also runs his own gym, which goes by the same name as his workout regimen, WAR (Workout Addiction Recovery). Through WAR, he seeks to help participants conquer addiction through a holistic outpatient program comprised of gym, nutrition, and remote experiences. The WAR gym is located in South Ogden, Utah. A former Shocker baseball player, Hawkins lives in Ogden, Utah.

Sara B. Horinek '06, EL ED, is a fifth-grade teacher at Wheatland Elementary in Andover, Kan. She lives in Wichita.

Stephanie D. (DeLaRiva) Brewer '07, FIN, A member of the Shocker softball team as a student, is membership development director for the Greater Wichita YMCAs.

Matthew S. Opliger '07, AEROS E, '13 M AEROS E, was named 2013 Outstanding Student of the Year by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration. He was honored at the Council of University Transportation Centers Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 11 for his research project titled "Development of the Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer Calibration and Testing Procedures," which was conducted for the FAA's Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials. Opliger, who resides in Wichita, is a research engineer at WSU's National Institute for Aviation Research.

Jade R. Piros de Carvalho '07, PHIL, president of LogicMaze LLC, a marketing and ad agency that specializes in graphic design and website development, is a 2014 inductee of the Hutchinson (Kan.) High School Wall of Honor. She is also a member of the city council in Hutchinson, where she lives.

Hamid M. Bakhtiari '08, FIN, is co-owner of MobileComm, a cellphone and tablet repair company that recently opened its fifth store in the Wichita area. Bakhtiari lives in Wichita.

Matt R. Braeuer '08, SP ADM, '10 M SP ADM, is in his first year as an assistant coach for the men's basketball team at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Previously, he served as video coordinator for men's basketball at the University of Maryland, coached at Midland College and worked as a graduate assistant on Gregg Marshall's Wichita State staff. A three-year starter on the Shocker men's basketball team, Braeuer lives in the Huntsville area.

Susan A. "Susie" Carson '08, CDS, is executive director of the El Dorado (Kan.) Chamber of Commerce. She resides in El Dorado.

Mike A. Gangwere '08, ART GD, an art director at Jajo Inc., is responsible for art concepts in the production of projects and campaigns. Gangwere lives in Wichita.

Barbara T. "Barb" (Oberle) Herspring '08, M PA, a physician assistant at Rawlins County (Kan.) Health Center, lives in Atwood, Kan.

Elizabeth L. (Splitter) Lansdowne '08, D PT, practices at Advanced Physical Therapy in McPherson, Kan., where she lives.

Ana G. (Montanez) Lazarin '08, IE, '10 M COUNS, WSU's director of programs to broaden participation in engineering, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Global Engineering Deans Council's Airbus Diversity Award. The award came with $10,000 to support her ongoing recruitment efforts. She resides in Wichita.

Tonya J. Sullivan '08, M SP ADM, is aquatic program coordinator at Rock River Rapids, an aquatic park in Derby, Kan., where she lives.

Jennifer L. (Slusher) Todd '08, EL ED, is a third grade teacher at Wichita's Colvin Elementary School. She resides in Wichita.

Matthew F. Cortez '09, M BUS ADM, is a project manager at GLMV Architecture Inc. in Wichita, where he lives.

Kelsi L. (Slayden) Fluis '09, ACCT, is client services manager at Wright CPA Group LLC in Hutchinson, Kan., where she works with clients in computer applications, payroll and other accounting needs. She lives in Haven, Kan.

Bryan N. Horton '09, CJ, is a police officer in Hoisington, Kan., where he lives.

Sarah S. (Gale) McQuery '09, MUS THEA, appeared as Aldonza/Dulcinea in Forum Theatre's production of "Man of La Mancha," which opened April 10 and closed on May 4. She lives in Wichita.

Lisa C. (Penka) Shepherd '09, DH, is a registered dental hygienist at Piney Creek Family Dentistry in Centennial, Colo. She lives in Parker, Colo.

Kellyn (Johnson) Taylor '09, EX SCI, took first place in the women's field at the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k in Richmond, Va., on March 29 with a time of 33:18. She also set a course record in winning the women's half marathon at the Go! St. Louis Marathon on April 6. A Shocker runner as a student, she now trains as a member of the pro running team Northern Arizona Elite in Flagstaff, Ariz., where she lives.

Jodie M. Liedke '10, M ENG CR, is assistant professor of general studies at Lakeland College in Plymouth, Wis. She lives in Sheboygan, Wis.

Kyle C. McCaskey '10, JOURN, a sportswriter for The Hutchinson News, has been named the 2014 Oscar Stauffer Sportswriter of the Year by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. At The News, he covers sports for local high schools as well as Hutchinson Community College. He lives in the Wichita area.

Elizabeth A. (Pearson) Swanson '10, ACCT, is an associate in the Wichita office of Kennedy and Coe LLC, where she works in the areas of budgeting, reconciliation and assessment. She resides in Newton, Kan.

Djigui Traore '10, BUS ADM, '11 M ACCT, is an associate in the Kansas City office of Kennedy and Coe. He earned his CPA in 2012 from the Kansas Board of Accountancy. A native of Conakry, Guinea, West Africa, he now resides in Overland Park, Kan.

Jennifer "Jennie" D. Benitez '11, EX SCI, '13 M AG ST, who became interested in aging studies after helping seniors with chair exercises as part of her undergrad work, is senior director for the city of Park City, Kan. She lives in Wichita.

Ashley M. Blanton '11, PE, teaches PE classes and coaches the dance team at Wichita High School East. A member of the WSU dance team while she was a student, she also teaches ballet and jazz at the Newton (Kan.) Performing Arts Center. Blanton lives in Park City, Kan.

Lindsey B. (Howard) Cikanek '11, CDS, is a speech language pathologist at Olathe, Kan., public schools and Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. She lives in Overland Park, Kan.

Sergio Devora-Najera '11, LANG, is an on-air host for Radio Lobo 106.5-FM (KYQQ-FM) in Wichita, where he lives.

Dustin L. Kuhn '11, SP ADM, a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, resides in Wichita.*

Kathryn "Kathy" R. Latta '11, ACCT, an accountant at Koch Industries, lives in Wichita.

Daniel A. Nebel '11, M MUS P, graduated from basic military training and is now an Air Force Airman 1st Class. He lives in Winters, Calif.

Christopher M. Shaw '11, M MUS, teaches music in Hutchinson, Kan. public schools. Shaw is also the organist for Plymouth Congregational Church in Wichita, where he lives.

Kathryn C. (Graves) Walenz '11, M PA, a resident of Omaha, Neb., is a physician assistant at Creighton University Medical Center.

Meagan R. Waltner '11, SOC WK, '13 M SOC WK, works for the Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center in Newton, Kan., and in McPherson, Kan. She lives in Newton.*

Lindsay M. Allen '12, M PA, works for Borgess ProMed Family Practice in Portage, Mich. A certified physician assistant and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants and the Physician Assistant Education Association, she lives in the Portage area.

Drew K. Bridges '12, SP MGT, is an assistant men's basketball coach at Northern Oklahoma College. He lives in Enid, Okla.

Jillian A. (Overstake) Forsberg '12, M HIST, is education director at the Museum of World Treasures in Wichita, where she lives.

Stepheny D. Frederiksen '12, COMM, is a reporter for KFDA NewsChannel 10, the CBS affiliate in Amarillo, Texas, where she lives.

Sergio R. Padilla III '12, PHIL, has graduated from military training, is an Air Force Airman 1st Class and lives in the Denver, Colo., area.

Alicia K. Sanchez '12, CJ, is head coach of the girls varsity basketball team at Liberty High School in Peoria, Ariz. A member of the Shocker women's basketball team during her time as a student, Sanchez resides in Peoria.

Paul A. Schrag '12, BUS ADM, an industrial engineer at AGCO, resides in Hesston, Kan.

Garrett M. Stutz '12, BUS ADM, plays basketball for Poland's Enargi Czarni. A member of the Shocker basketball team during his time as a student, Stutz lives in the Slupsk, Poland, area.

Lynette R. Wilkening '12, M SOC WK, a licensed master social worker, is a mental health therapist at Complete Circle Counseling & Coaching in Hutchinson, Kan., where she lives.*

Austin L. Coyan '13, BUS ADM, is a staff accountant in the Great Bend, Kan., office of the CPA firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered. Coyan, who worked as an intern in the company's Wichita office while he was a WSU student, resides in Great Bend.*

Katherine E. "Katie" (Thiesen) Hueftle '13, M PA, is a physician assistant in urgent care at Lexington (Neb.) Regional Health Center. She lives in Lexington.