Spring 2016

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.

A. Lyle Dilley ’48, MUS ED, ’57 M MUS ED, received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from Fort Hays State University, where he was a professor of music from 1961-1989. He lives in Hays, Kan.*

Robert “Bob” G. Newby ’61, MUS ED, writes a bi-weekly column for the Morning Sun newspaper in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. A professor emeritus of sociology, anthropology and social work at Central Michigan University and a member of the Isabella County Human Rights Committee, he resides in Mt. Pleasant.*

James F. Miesner ’68, M GEO, is post adjutant for American Legion Post No. 70 in Oberlin, Kan. A retired geologist, he is a Navy veteran. 

Jeffrey C. Sandefur ’68, M ADM, has retired from his position as senior vice president of marketing for the Armed Forces Benefit Association, which is underwritten by 5Star Life Insurance Co. Prior to joining AFBA, Sandefur served in the Air Force, spending 10 years as a pilot and 10 years at the Pentagon before retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He lives in Alexandria, Va. 

Gary D. Wilson ’68, M ENG, is the author of Getting Right. The novel is a three-part family saga about a dying sister, her brother and a third sibling/narrator, who spins a story of all their lives through memory and imagination. Wilson, who teaches novel and short story writing at the University of Chicago, published his first novel, Sing, Ronnie Blue, in 2007. He resides in Chicago, Ill. 

James “Jay” D. Cooper ’70, ACCT, has been reappointed to a second four-year term on the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals, whose mission is to resolve disputes between taxpayers and taxing authorities, and to help maintain public confidence in the state and local tax system. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate. Prior to serving on the Board of Tax Appeals, Cooper, a CPA, was a partner with Kirkpatrick, Sprecker & Co. in Wichita, where he lives.*

Linda K. Hughes ’70, ENG L/LIT, is Addie Levy professor of literature at Texas Christian University. Hughes, who focuses on British literature, lives in Duncanville, Texas. 

Brent A. Langley ’70, BIO, was a guest artist this past October at Gallery 1001 in Winfield, Kan. A wildlife artist, he lives in Edwardsville, Ill. 

Stanley “Stan” J. Reimer ’70, M MUS ED, earlier this year displayed some of his work in the exhibition “50 Years of Photography” at Bethel College in North Newton, Kan. He is executive director of the Vernon Filley Art Museum in Pratt, Kan., where he lives. 

Tom R. Frye ’71, SPEECH ED, ’84 M COMM, in January portrayed writer Truman Capote in Tru, a one-man show by Jay Presson Allen, during performances in Sedona, Ariz., and McPherson, Kan. He lives in Wichita. 

Donald E. Fisk ’72, HIST, is vice president of the Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association, which raises awareness of the military and Native American history of the Bozeman Trail region in Montana and Wyoming. He lives in Sheridan, Wyo. 

Warrick M. Graves ’72, HIST, is business development officer for the National Social Security Advisors program, which educates professional advisors on ways to help clients maximize their benefits. He lives in Overland Park, Kan. 

Kim R. Cocklin ’73, AJ/PSYCH, ’75 M AJ, is CEO of Atmos Energy Corp., a natural gas distributor in Dallas, Texas, where he lives. 

Catherine L. (Oak) Erbert ’73, PSYCH, owns Integrated Services and Supplies Inc., a computer services firm. She resides in Wichita.*

Rick R. Deines ’74, M CDS, received the 2015 Audiologist of the Year award from the Kansas Speech, Language and Hearing Association. An audiologist at Northwest Kansas Hearing Service, he lives in WaKeeney, Kan. 

Margaret “Maggi” A. (McKinney) Pritchard ’74, EL ED, is a real estate agent in Parker, Colo., where she lives. 

Catherine E. (Parkhurst) Edwards ’75, ART HIST, has been selected as the 2016 Outstanding Member of the Year for the Newton, Kan., area’s branch of the American Association of University Women. Edwards is co-owner of Curves for Women, a fitness club in Newton, where she lives. 

Marcus C. Rowland ’75, ACCT, serves on the board of directors for Mitcham Industries Inc., a geophysical equipment supplier. A founding partner and managing director of IOG Capital LP, an oil and gas investment company, he resides in Dallas, Texas.*

Dennis W. Bergin ’76, MUS P, ’79 M MUS P, is an organist for the First United Presbyterian Church of Belleville, Ill. He lives in Webster Groves, Mo. 

Katherine “Kathi” R. (Phillips) Fischer ’76, M MUS ED, teaches band to students in grades 5-8 at St. Mark’s School in Colwich, Kan. 

Kirk D. Doll ’77, PE, is special teams coordinator for Florida International University’s football team. Prior to his position at the Miami, Fla., school, he spent time on the gridiron sidelines at Wichita State, East Carolina, Texas A&M, Tulsa, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Louisiana State and San Jose State. He also spent 2004-2006 with the NFL’s Denver Broncos. 

Julie A. (Schreiner) Pennock ’78, NURS, was named Clinical Nurse of the Semester by the Fort Scott Student Nursing Organization during Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College’s December pinning ceremony. An RN at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott, she lives in Nevada, Mo. 

Ravi K. Bajaj ’79, BIO, an interventional cardiologist at Heartland Cardiology – the Wichita practice he co-founded – has begun a cardiology outreach clinic at the McPherson (Kan.) Hospital. He lives in Wichita. 

Brenda J. (Haught) Jones ’79, ART ED, ’88 M ART ED, displayed some of her art in the exhibition “Conversations and Story Lines” from Nov. 14-Jan. 9 at the Carriage Factory Gallery in Newton, Kan. She teaches ceramics and special needs art at Chatfield High School in Littleton, Colo., and lives in Evergreen, Colo. 

Suzanne L. Shields ’79, M MUS P, ’83 IE, is an industrial engineer at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, where she lives. 

John M. Dawes ’80, HC ADM, was awarded the Missouri Hospital Association’s 2015 Visionary Leadership Award. Dawes, CEO of Moberly (Mo.) Regional Medical Center, previously served as CEO of Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Mo.* 

Joyce A. (Nachtigall) Heisey ’80, NURS, is director of quality control at Masonic Village, a retirement living facility in Elizabethtown, Pa., where she lives.

Bret A. Plumer ’80, POL SCI, is vice president of sales and marketing at Lancer Corp., which sells beverage dispensers. He lives in Garden Ridge, Texas.*

Randolph “Randy” P. Johnston ’81, M COMP SCI, was selected by Accounting Today as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People” in accounting. Founder and CEO of Network Management Group Inc. and executive vice president of K2 Enterprises, he resides in Hutchinson, Kan. 

Mary G. Taves ’82, POL SCI, is officer-in-charge of the National Labor Relations Board’s office in Overland Park, Kan., where she assists enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri and several counties in Iowa and Illinois. She lives in Kansas City, Mo. 

Bryan C. Ware ’82, MATH, previously senior vice president and chief actuary, is now executive vice president and chief actuary at Employers Holdings Inc., a specialty workers’ compensation insurance carrier. He resides in Reno, Nev.* 

Ray B. Wills ’82, SPEECH, portrayed former U.S. President Harry Truman in Give ’Em Hell, Harry!, a one-man show by Samuel Gallu, during performances in Sedona, Ariz., and McPherson, Kan. A veteran actor of Broadway, TV and film, Wills lives in Wichita.

Jane A. Deterding ’83, FIN, serves on the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, the panel that enforces the state’s ethics and campaign finance laws. Executive vice president/general counsel at Citizens Bank of Kansas in Wichita and chair of its board of directors, she is a former WSU Alumni Association board member and active university supporter who resides in Colwich, Kan.* 

E. Katherine “Katy” (Lake) Lefler ’83, BIO, ’98 M CI, is an 8th grade physical science teacher at Riverside Middle School in Billings, Mont., where she lives. 

Kevin D. Royse ’83, AJ, ’89 M AJ, is the fire chief in Salina, Kan. Royse, who previously held the same position in Junction City, Kan., has nearly 29 years of fire service experience. 

Kelly L. Russell ’83, EL ED, is a mortgage loan officer at Mid American Credit Union. She lives in Derby, Kan. 

Martin J. Childs ’84, ACCT, ’91 M P ACCT, owner of Martin J. Childs, CPA, specializes in income tax compliance, commercial real estate and oil and gas exploration and production. He lives in Colwich, Kan.*

Robert “Bob” D. Lutz ’84, GEN ST, was named 2015 Sportswriter of the Year in Kansas by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. A sports columnist for the Wichita Eagle, he lives in Wichita. 

Daniel “Dan” E. Skinner ’84, GEN ST, is director of Kansas Public Radio and the Audio-Reader Network, a reading service for the blind and print-disabled. He previously served as executive director and general manager of WKSU’s classical music and public broadcasting network, which is affiliated with Kent State University in Ohio. He lives in Lawrence, Kan. 

Gary R. Whiting ’84, PA, is a physician assistant at Midwest Occupational Medicine, a clinic affiliated with the Newton (Kan.) Medical Center. He lives in Park City, Kan. 

Jim L. Sachs ’86, MKT, ’89 M PE, is director of ticketing for INTRUST Bank Arena. He resides in Wichita. 

Timothy D. Unruh ’87, EL E, ’88 M EL E, ’92 PHD EL E, is director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. He lives in Burke, Va.*

Holly A. Dyer ’88, JOURN, a partner at Foulston Siefkin LLP, has been elected to the American Law Institute, a national organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. A member of the WSUAA’s board of directors, she resides in Wichita.* 

K. Rene (Forslund) Hines ’88, DANCE, operates R&S Dance Studios, which offers classes in ballet/pointe, tap and jazz dancing. She lives in Independence, Kan. 

Stephanie R. Dawkins Davis ’89, HCA, who was a Senior Honor Woman and a member of the Student Government Association while at WSU, has been appointed as United States magistrate judge in Flint, Mich. Davis, who resides in Farmington Hills, Mich., previously served as executive assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. 

Kim E. Grant ’89, M PUB ADM, works part-time as director of the Arvada (Colo.) Historical Society and as a consultant to nonprofit organizations. With 35 years of experience working in nonprofits, state government and local government, Grant is a resident of Denver, Colo. 

J. Douglas Maxwell ’89, ACCT/BUS ADM, is CFO at Mercer Advisors Inc., a comprehensive wealth management services company in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he lives.* 

William “Bill” A. Schrader ’89, ACCT, is director of contract operations at KETCH, a nonprofit that offers services to those with disabilities. He lives in Andover, Kan. 

Julia M. (Gabel) Capps ’90, ACCT, ’05 M BUS ADM, is controller at Transitions Group, which manages several separate companies, including Furniture Options, ExecuStay Midwest, and Abode Venue. She lives in Wichita. 

Wendy A. Williamson ’90, M H SCI, has earned the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s corrective exercise training specialty certification, which allows her to provide corrective exercise for the musculoskeletal system. The owner and president of Williamson Wellness Center, a private fitness studio, she lives in Wichita.* 

Cecelia “Celia” D. (Lara) Cayless ’91, JOURN, is director of development and alumni relations at the Independent School in Wichita, where she lives. 

Kathy L. Collmann ’91, NURS, is a registered nurse case manager at Wesley Medical Center. She lives in Wichita.* 

Shalena K. (Stevens) Hatfield ’91, ACCT, is a CPA and tax manager at accounting firm Larson & Co. PA. She lives in Valley Center, Kan. 

Tina R. Murano ’91, ART, ’04 M CI, artist, art consultant and founder of Murano Studios in Wichita, was recently commissioned to create a work of art for a wall at Madison Avenue Central Park in Derby, Kan. She lives in Wichita. 

Phillip D. Barnes ’92, FLD MJR, ’09 M PA, is a physician assistant at the Clara Barton Medical Clinic in Hoisington, Kan. He resides in Hutchinson, Kan.*

Christy L. Calvert ’92, MKT, ’97 M COUNS, is director of planning and evaluation at Heartspring, a nonprofit for children with special needs. She lives in Wichita. 

Joyce A. DiDonato ’92, MUS ED, won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album with “Joyce & Tony – Live at Wigmore Hall.” The album, which features DiDonato and accompanist Sir Antonio Pappano’s 2014-15 Wigmore Hall season-opening recital, highlights works by Haydn and Rossini. This is DiDonato’s second Grammy; she won in the same category in 2012 with “Diva, Divo.” She lives in Kansas City, Mo. 

Molly E. Edwards ’92, BUS ADM, is vice president of operations at insurance provider Delta Dental of Kansas. She lives in Wichita.*

Brian W. Hinkle ’92, M ART/P, is a professional artist who teaches painting, drawing, portraiture, figure study and enameling at the Wichita Center for the Arts and at the Tessera Fine Art Gallery. He lives in Wichita. 

Debra L. Grove Kieffer ’92, ACCT, is a services manager in the tax department at BKD LLP, a CPA and advisory firm in Wichita. She lives in El Dorado, Kan. 

Gordon D. Kuntz ’92, M NURS, a colonel, has retired from the military after serving nine years in the U.S. Army and 30 years in the Kansas Army National Guard. A former commander of the Kansas National Guard Medical Detachment, he lives in Hays, Kan. 

Donna Shawn ’92, SP ED, received a Leadership Award from the Kansas Council for Workforce Education in recognition of her work to promote technical education. The director of technical education at Kansas City Kansas Community College, she lives in Olathe, Kan. 

Keenan J. Bender ’93, ECON, is a consumer lending senior manager at INTRUST Bank. He lives in Wichita. 

David W. Hiltner ’93, ART, is founder and executive director of the Red Lodge Clay Center, which hosts visiting artist workshops, lectures, demonstrations, gallery exhibitions and educational programming. He resides in Red Lodge, Mont. 

Patricia “Trish” J. (Ronan) Ranson ’93, MUS ED, teaches music at Westwood Elementary School in Stillwater, Okla. A member of the Ponca City (Okla.) Federated Music Club and a dance caller for neighboring communities’ contra dance circles, she lives in Stillwater. 

Dawn L. (Chambers) Stephens ’93, M PT, was a 2015 inductee into Colby (Kan.) Community College’s Alumni Hall of Fame. As a member of Colby’s basketball team from 1986-1988, she set school records in career points, assists and steals. A physical therapist at Northwest Kansas Physical Therapy, she resides in Stockton, Kan. 

Angela Y. (Cowan) Cato ’94, JOURN, is marketing manager at Envision Inc., a nonprofit that provides resources and advocacy for people who are blind or have low vision. She lives in Wichita.

Tracy M. (Cochran) Pharis ’94, ACCT, who lives in Highlands Ranch, Colo., is an audit partner at Hein & Associates LLP in Denver. 

Shanna L. (Huck) Rector ’94, SEC ED, ’00 M CI, is executive director of administrative student support services for public schools in Salina, Kan. She lives in Abilene, Kan. 

Jeffrey S. Bishop ’95, M MUS P, is a music teacher and head of the fine arts department at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. He lives in Kansas City, Kan. 

Michelle S. (Roberts) Eaton ’95, PA, is an assistant teaching professor in the Masters of Medical Science physician assistant program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She lives in Olathe, Kan. 

Kristine J. (Strifler) Maugans ’95, HR MGT, is human resources manager at Leading Technology Composites, which manufactures and designs composites for aerospace and defense clients. She lives in Wichita.*

R. Lance Niles ’95, MKT, is president of the Stock Exchange Bank in Arkansas City, Kan., where he lives. 

D. Randall “Randy” Eaton ’96, PA, is a physician assistant for Olathe Medical Services Inc. He lives in Olathe, Kan. 

Brian K. Johnson ’96, ACCT, ’96 M P ACCT, has achieved Certified Information Systems Auditor status from ISACA, a nonprofit that engages in the development, adoption and use of best practices for information systems. The senior vice president for technology and administration at CPA and advisory firm Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC, he lives in Wichita.*

Marcos “Marc” A. Medeiros ’96, M EL E, is director of sales at the Wichita office of Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, which serves commercial, corporate, general aviation, and military customers around the world.

Shannon K. (Henricks) Monson ’96, ART HIST, teaches art at Haven (Kan.) Grade School. She lives in Cheney, Kan. 

Clay W. Nickel ’96, MKT, is vice president, portfolio manager and director of investment strategy at Arvest Asset Management. He lives in Olathe, Kan. 

Jay L. Pearson ’96, M AEROS E, is a customer care manager at aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Learjet. He lives in Wichita.*

Karen R. (Hotopp) Wawrzaszek ’96, BUS ADM, is a managing director and senior advisor at Rockefeller & Co. Inc., a global wealth and investment management firm. Wawrzaszek works in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. 

Jeffrey “Jeff” S. Andrews ’97, COMP SCI, is chief technology officer at GT Software, which offers information technology services. He resides in Alpharetta, Ga. 

Jill L. (Fritzemeyer) Bajaj ’97, M BUS ADM, ’15 EL ED, was honored by Wichita public schools with the 2016 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award in the new secondary teacher category. A fifth grade math teacher at Robinson Middle School, she lives in Wichita. 

Jack C. Boucher ’97, M BUS ADM, controller at Central Air Conditioning Co., lives in Wichita. 

Mary E. Singleton ’97, M NURS, is senior director of rehabilitation services at Envision Inc., a nonprofit that provides resources and advocacy for people who are blind or low vision. She lives in Wichita. 

Stephanie M. (Baker) Stover ’97, MKT, is a brand manager at Greteman Group, an aviation marketing, advertising and public relations firm in Wichita, where she lives.

Sally A. (Hamilton) Sullivan ’97, HR MGT, is the human resources manager at West Wichita Family Physicians PA. She resides in Andover, Kan.*

Ryan W. Tandy ’97, MKT, is a group consultant at insurance provider Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. He lives in Wichita. 

Jake J. Weeks ’97, EX SCI, is a financial services representative at Yoder Financial Group. He lives in Wichita. 

Michael “Mike” J. Campbell ’98, M BUS ADM, is CFO at Gulf Oil LP, a terminal operator and wholesaler of refined petroleum products headquartered in Framingham, Mass. 

Rosanne L. (Leiszler) Rutkowski ’98, M PUB H, has joined Kansas Healthcare Collaborative as program director to provide leadership and execution of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative and Practice Transformation Network in Kansas. She is responsible for planning and implementing KHC’s work with primary and specialty practices to help prepare them for the change from fee for service-based payment to one that is performance-based. She resides in Berryton, Kan. 

David H. Shonka ’98, HSOP, is a Textron Aviation regional sales director. He lives in Wichita.*

Fe C. (Jacobs) Vorderlandwehr ’98, COMM, is executive director of the Central and Western Kansas office of the Alzheimer’s Association. She lives in Wichita. 

Anne L. (Anderton) Warren ’98, SOC, ’00 M PUB ADM, human resources director at Speedy Group Holdings, which provides short-term loans and financial services, lives in Wichita. 

Bonnie K. Welty ’98, M PE, is principal at Lakewood Middle School in Salina, Kan. She has been an educator for 27 years, most recently serving as principal at Trailridge Middle School in Shawnee Mission, Kan. She has also served as associate principal, health/physical education teacher and coach. 

Greg A. Drumright ’99, SOC, is an attorney and partner at Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer LLP. He lives in Wichita.*

Jeremy J. Pauly ’99, NURS, is emergency room director for Wesley Healthcare’s EmergencyCare Network. He lives in Clearwater, Kan. 

Erika J. (Kitzel) Saffer ’99, M PT, is director of the physical, occupational and speech therapy department at Lincoln Community Hospital in Hugo, Colo. She lives in Arriba, Colo.

Barbara A. Stewart ’99, M ENG CR, has written What We Knew, a suspenseful novel for young adult readers. She lives in Delhi, N.Y. 

Angela A. Tumwa ’99, ACCT, ’99 M P ACCT, is a senior manager at public accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. She resides in Portsmouth, Va.

Wendy K. (Hook) Veatch ’99, HSOP, is vice president of business development at Equity Bank. Previously the director of outreach programming for WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship, she lives in Wichita. 

Weylin T. Watson ’99, ENTRE, is an associate at Gilmore & Bell PC, a public finance law firm. He lives in Overland Park, Kan. 

Bradley “Brad” J. Anderson ’00, GEN ST/COMM, is a risk management and employee benefits strategist at IMA Financial Group Inc. He lives in Andover, Kan.*

Shari D. (Stephens) Burckhardt ’00, JOURN, has written “Into the West: The Orphan Train,” the first novella installment for a forthcoming book titled Into the West. The book is being written as a serial collection comprised of several novellas. Writing under the pen name Stephen Burckhardt, she lives in Düsseldorf, Germany. 

Michael Tran ’00, FIN, ’02 COMP SCI, is a senior underwriter at insurance provider Delta Dental of Kansas. He resides in Wichita. 

Mark “Marcus” A. Wilkerson ’00, COMM, is director of sales for television stations FOX31 Denver and Colorado’s Own Channel 2. He previously served as director of sales for Wichita’s CBS, CW and Univision affiliates. 

Christina R. Denslow ’01, PSYCH, is office manager at EMPAC Inc., which offers employee assistance services. She lives in Wichita. 

Kathryn “Katie” S. Banks-Todd ’02, MUS P, owns KBT Studio of the Performing Arts in El Dorado, Kan., which offers a variety of dance, voice and acting classes for youth and adults. She lives in El Dorado. 

Kristina “Kristy” L. (Nunn) Bansemer ’02, M SP ADM, is communications director for the city of Derby, Kan. She lives in Derby. 

Angela “Angie” L. Elliott ’02, M SP ADM, is vice president of business services at the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Wichita. 

Liane D. Shishnia ’02, M MUS, teaches piano in Kowloon, Hong Kong, where she lives. 

Nicholas A. Stone ’02, I BUS, is a principal at Cyprium Partners, a private investment firm that provides non-control capital to profitable, founder and entrepreneur-owned middle-market companies. He resides in Oak Park, Ill.* 

Sheree R. (Lowe) Utash ’02, M LIB ST, is president of Wichita Area Technical College. Previously the school’s vice president of academic affairs, she lives in Wichita. 

Jamilla L. Walcott ’02, M BUS ADM, is director of marketing and product management at YKK AP America Inc., which manufactures entrances, storefronts, window walls, sunshades, windows and sliding doors for office buildings, residential high-rises, schools, stadiums and shopping centers. She lives in Atlanta, Ga. 

Amanda L. (Schultz) Weinhold ’02, FIN, has been honored as one of three non-uniformed employees of the quarter at Ellsworth Correctional Facility, where she is a mentoring coordinator. She lives in Ellsworth, Kan.* 

Michael “Mike” E. Welty ’02, M EAS, is the principal at Clearwater (Kan.) Elementary School West. He lives in Wichita. 

Aaron D. Bushell ’03, MKT, ’07 M BUS ADM, is vice president of commercial lending at Equity Bank in Wichita, where he lives. 

Kelly A. Kendall ’03, BUS ADM, is an accounting assistant at Fugate Enterprises, which provides real estate, management, accounting, and administrative services to Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchise restaurants. She lives in Wichita.*

Christina M. (Woods) Long ’03, JOURN, is owner and principal consultant at CML Collective LLC, which offers graphic design and communication services. She lives in Wichita.*

Kevin J. Mohr ’03, ENTRE, is a financial advisor at ClearPlan Financial Inc. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y. 

Kristalyn L. (Shinn) Newingham ’03, ACCT, is a certified public accountant at Dunning & Associates in Wichita, where she lives. 

Rena D. Rodriguez ’03, ENG L/LIT, is director of the Carson Center for Global Education at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan. 

Marcus B. Townsell ’03, EL E, is an electrical designer at LK Architecture in Wichita.

Joshua B. Wigdahl ’03, ENG L/LIT, ’15 M PA, is a physician assistant at Tanglewood Family Medicine in Derby, Kan. He lives in Wichita. 

Jennifer L. (Brackhahn) Krier ’04, HR MGT, is vice president of human resources at Wesley Healthcare. She lives in Wichita. 

Brock A. Stuhlsatz ’04, SP ADM, is assistant vice president of lending at Verus Bank. He lives in Derby, Kan. 

Jeffrey “Jeff” L. Walenta ’04, M BUS ADM, is a hospitality and commercial real estate investment advisor at Landmark Commercial Real Estate Inc. He lives in Wichita. 

Quentin D. Breese ’05, M EAS, is superintendent of schools in Concordia, Kan. He joined the school district in 2011 as the Concordia Junior/Senior High School principal. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as director of bands at Southeast of Saline High School in Gypsum, Kan. He resides in Concordia. 

Shelly R. Jennings ’05, EL ED, is a second grade teacher at Maize (Kan.) South Elementary School. A 2016 Kansas Teacher of the Year finalist, she lives in Wichita. 

Peter J. Ninemire ’05, SOC WK, ’06 M SOC WK, is owner and director of Counseling Inc. @ The Caring Center of Wichita, which offers a variety of personalized counseling services. He resides in Wichita. 

Sarah M. (Parkin) Nuessen ’05, PSYCH, ’07 M PA, is a physician assistant at the Anderson County Hospital Family Care Center in Garnett, Kan. She lives in New Strawn, Kan. 

Lynn J. Rottinghaus ’05, ACCT, ’07 M ACCT, is a manager for the assurance team at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC, a CPA and advisory firm in Wichita, where he lives.*

Jaleen D. (Randle) Sims ’05, CHEM, is an OB/GYN resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. 

Edward “Ed” G. Williamson ’05, BUS ADM, is a senior business process analyst at Textron Aviation. He lives in Wichita.*

Stacie M. (Longwell) Williamson ’05, MKT, is director of development at Heartspring, a nonprofit that provides services for children with special needs. She resides in Maize, Kan. 

Yonas Abraham ’06, EL E, along with his family, runs the Eritrean & Ethiopian Café, which offers authentic food from his native Africa. He lives in Tulsa, Okla. 

Casey “Case” C. Bell ’06, HIST, ’06 PSYCH, ’08 SOC, is Academic Resource Center director and Title IX/ADA coordinator at Newman University in Wichita. He lives in Kechi, Kan. 

David C. Case ’06, ART, is a self-employed web designer and photographer. He lives in Overland Park, Kan. 

Erika L. Chance ’06, M BUS ADM, a senior brand strategist at marketing and advertising agency Sullivan Higdon & Sink, serves on the board for Fowler State Bank in Meade County, Kan. She lives in Kansas City, Mo. 

John W. Gray ’06, MUS ED, was chosen as December 2015 teacher of the month for Independence, Kan., public schools. A music instructor at Eisenhower Elementary School, he lives in Independence. 

Austin K. Parker ’06, MUS, is an associate attorney at Fisher, Patterson, Sayler & Smith’s Topeka, Kan., office. In addition to his practice, which focuses on civil litigation defense, he is attorney for the Regional Economic Area Partnership of South Central Kansas, the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the National Aviation Grant Consortium and the cities of Andale, Augusta, Clearwater and Viola. 

Heather L. (Barrall) Van Kampen ’06, ACCT, is an accountant at Larson & Company PA, an accounting firm in Wichita, where she lives. 

Michelle L. (Ortiz) Arbuckle ’07, ACCT, ’09 M BUS ADM, is a credit analyst at the Coleman Co., which manufactures outdoor equipment. She lives in Wichita.*

Adam R. Clements ’07, COMM, is a broker for Builders Inc., a property management company. He resides in Eastborough, Kan.* 

Jade R. Piros de Carvalho ’07, PHIL, who leads sales and marketing strategy for IdeaTek, which offers fiber-optic network services to communities across Kansas, is serving as mayor of Hutchinson, Kan., where she lives. 

Seth S. Biby ’08, EL ED, works in the structures department at BNSF Railway. He lives in Winfield, Kan. 

Kelci J. (Boxberger) Burkey ’08, BIO, ’14 M PA, is a physician assistant at Clara Barton Medical Clinic in Great Bend, Kan. She lives in Hoisington, Kan. 

Daniela (Lujano) Rivas ’08, FIN, ’12 M PUB ADM, is city clerk in Park City, Kan. Rivas, who previously served as finance officer and city treasurer in Winfield, Kan., lives in Wichita.

Monica M. Salmeron ’08, COMM, ’10 M COMM, is a brand specialist at Jajo, a branding, advertising and marketing agency in Wichita, where she lives. 

Danielle R. Schweiger ’08, COMM, is director of advancement at Wichita Area Technical College. She lives in Wichita. 

John D. Calvin ’09, ANTHRO, is a software developer at Fiduciary Benchmarks Insights LLC, which offers services to professionals in the retirement industry. He lives in Portland, Ore. 

Aimee L. (Brock) Dierbeck ’09, COMM, is a senior copywriter and content strategist at Zizzo Group, an integrated marketing firm in Milwaukee, Wis., where she lives. 

John L. Hageman ’09, FIN, is chief financial officer at Montana Federal Credit Union in Great Falls, Mont. 

Shawn B. Katzenmeier ’09, MKT, is a product syndication manager at Wichita-based CybertronPC, which builds and sells custom servers, laptops, notebooks and workstations. He lives in Wichita.

McKena L. (Frenzl) Kissack ’09, DH, is a dental hygienist at Boynton Family Dental Arts. She lives in Andover, Kan. 

Hallie N. Linnebur ’09, ART, is co-founder of Linnebur & Miller, which offers wearable art, interactive performance art and art installation. She lives in Wichita. 

Meghan S. (Hayes) Miller ’09, ART, is co-founder of Linnebur & Miller, which offers wearable art, interactive performance art and art installation. She lives in Towanda, Kan.

Marla R. (Bristow) Webber ’09, HIST, is an executive assistant at Wichita Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit that helps build and repair homes for those in need. She lives in Wichita. 

Omotolu “Tolu” O. Aje ’10, NURS, ’13 M NURS, is an occupational medicine nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Minn.

Alex C. Brooks ’10, EX SCI, ’13 DPT, is a physical therapist at St. Luke Hospital in Marion, Kan. He lives in McPherson, Kan. 

Benjamin “Ben” E. Hershberger ’10, EL ED, ’10 LANG, is a Spanish teacher at Hesston (Kan.) High School. He lives in Hesston. 

Bryan J. Kissack ’10, AEROS E, ’12 M AEROS E, is a stress engineer at Spirit AeroSystems. He lives in Andover, Kan. 

Jill D. (Heisler) Marzolf ’10, HIST, ’14 M ED PSYCH, is a practicum school psychologist for Wichita public schools. She lives in Wichita. 

Andrea L. (Wolf) McLin ’10, M PA, is a physician assistant in the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, Texas. 

Dustin B. Redger ’10, M BUS ADM, ’12 ACCT, is a senior associate in the audit department at BKD LLP, a Wichita CPA and advisory firm.

Joshua A. Rosales ’10, MATH ED, teaches math at North High School in Wichita, where he lives. 

Sarah D. (Gerstenkorn) Rosales ’10, HIST/ENG ED, teaches social studies at Mead Middle School. She lives in Wichita.

Emily S. (Deaver) Strom ’10, MUS P, a jazz pianist, singer and songwriter, has released her first album, “Waltz in the Dark.” She lives in Wichita. 

Jordan P. Walker ’10, COMM, is a digital director at Greteman Group, an aviation advertising and marketing agency. She lives in Wichita. 

Jaci M. (Pottberg) Blake ’11, SOC WK, is a cosmetologist at You and Your Surroundings, a full service beauty salon. She lives in Salina, Kan. 

Kelsey J. (Bjornstad) Brin ’11, MED TECH, is a laboratory technologist at Rooks County Health Center. She lives in Plainville, Kan. 

Lauren Clay ’11, M ART, is an adjunct ceramics instructor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. 

Armand T. Fruge ’11, ENG L/LIT, has written the children’s book The Dream Collector. The story for K-5 readers encourages children to think beyond the moment and pursue their dreams, despite obstacles that appear along the way. Fruge lives in Wichita. 

Emily A. Graf ’11, M PUB ADM, received the 2015 Early Career Excellence Award from the Topeka-based Kansas Association of City/County Management. She is the city manager for Kingman, Kan. 

Robby K. Gray ’11, HIST/GOVT ED, is officer and farm manager in the farm management division at First National Bank of Hutchinson. He resides in Hutchinson, Kan. 

Lance C. Kasitz ’11, CJ, is an insurance agent at the Kansas General Office of New York Life Insurance Co. He lives in Wichita. 

Timothy “Tim” J. Kelley ’11, MKT, is a commercial lines insurance producer at Brown and Brown Insurance. He lives in Tulsa, Okla.

Candice L. (Bliss) McNinch ’11, EL ED, teaches kindergarten at Ness City (Kan.) Elementary School. 

Alfredo Ortiz-Aleman ’11, FIN, is a Small Business Association lending associate at INTRUST Bank. He lives in Wichita. 

Paige L. Riddle ’11, M BUS ADM, is a product manager for Viega GmbH & Co. KG, which manufactures and distributes plumbing, heating and pipe joining systems. She lives in Wichita. 

Roger F. Strunk ’11, ART GD, is a senior graphic designer at Jajo, a branding, advertising and marketing agency. He lives in Wichita. 

Matthew L. Sullard ’11, POL SCI, is an assistant city attorney for the city of Wichita, where he lives.*

Eric S. Carbrey ’12, ART, spent a week in Jakarta, Indonesia, last fall to teach abstract art to a class of seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students at an international school. An artist, he resides in Westchester, Ill. 

Austin D. Colbert ’12, JOURN, is a reporter and photographer at the Pilot & Today in Steamboat Springs, Colo. 

Suzanne “Suzy” K. Finn ’12, M BUS ADM, is director of community advancement and executive director of Young Professionals of Wichita for the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Wichita.*

Kate E. Gangel ’12, COMM, is an account coordinator at Squid Ink Creative, a full-service advertising, marketing and creative agency. She lives in Wichita.

Alfredo E. Gimenez ’12, AEROS E, is a flight test engineer at Gulfstream Aerospace. He lives in the Savannah, Ga., area.

Steven “Steve” W. Griffin ’12, HS MGT/CD, is administrator at Solomon Valley Manor, a retirement living facility in Stockton, Kan. 

Rachel L. Groene ’12, MKT, is manager of business services at Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Wichita. 

Nicole (Dragastin) Gugle ’12, ACCT, is a CPA and senior accountant at McFarren, Magnifico & Harmon CPAs PA. She lives in Andale, Kan. 

Megan B. Jenish ’12, DH, is a registered dental hygienist at Moxley Wagle Periodontics. She lives in Wichita.*

Jennifer M. (Reynolds) LaBarge ’12, SOC WK, is a licensed marriage and family therapist at Wichita Therapy and Wellness Center. She lives in Wichita. 

Tara L. Nolen ’12, HS MGT/CD, a tobacco control coordinator for the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, lives in Garden Plain, Kan. 

Samantha F. (Small) Sweley ’12, M HIST, is an attorney and partner at Heilman & Sweley LLC in Council Grove, Kan., where she lives. 

Matthew “Matt” D. Vermillion ’12, EX SCI, ’15 DPT, is a physical therapist at St. Luke Hospital in Marion, Kan. 

James P. Winkel ’12, AEROS E, is a structural dynamic test engineer at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He lives in Eastlake, Ohio.

Eric D. Boutz ’13, HIST/GOVT ED, is a special education history teacher at South High School in Wichita, where he lives. 

Victoria “Tori” J. Deatherage ’13, MKT, is director of marketing at Kansas Surgical Arts in Wichita, where she lives. 

Sarah M. Diller ’13, M MUS P, teaches voice and piano lessons at Piano Power in Chicago, Ill. A soprano, she has performed with the Ohio Light Opera, the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Co. and the Wichita Salon Series. 

Priya Fernandes ’13, BIO, is a senior chemist at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in McPherson, Kan. She lives in Wichita.

Heather D. Gonzalez ’13, ACCT, is a senior associate on the tax team at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC, a Wichita-headquartered CPA and advisory firm. She lives in Wichita. 

Angela K. Loganbill ’13, MUS ED, is director of vocal music at Andale (Kan.) High School and at St. Mark’s School in Colwich, Kan. 

Abby L. (Brown) Nelson ’13, COMM, is director of marketing at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka, Kan. 

Taylour R.B. Tedder ’13, M PUB ADM, is the assistant city manager in Leavenworth, Kan. He previously served as development manager for the city of Derby, Kan.

Kyle E. Williams ’13, COMM, is an account executive for Cox Business, which provides voice, data and video services for small and regional businesses. He lives in Wichita. 

Abbey E. Wolfert ’13, MKT, is a brand and creative specialist at High Touch Technologies, which provides software and hardware services, web site development and IT systems management to small and mid-size companies and organizations. She lives in Wichita. 

Bethany A. (Johnson) Belew ’14, NURS, is a registered nurse at Via Christi Health in Wichita, where she lives. 

Alice N. (Christian) Boutz ’14, M SOC WK, is a social worker at St. Francis Community Services in Wichita, where she lives. 

John “Jack” H. Brand III ’14, M COMM, is director of communications at Prairie View Inc., a mental health center in Newton, Kan. He lives in Wichita. 

Zachary “Zack” C. Daniel ’14, M PUB ADM, is city clerk/assistant to the city manager in Edwardsville, Kan.

Olivia R. Franz ’14, EL ED, has been recognized with Wichita public schools’ 2016 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award in the new elementary teacher category. A fourth grade teacher at Lawrence Elementary School, she lives in Wichita. 

Kelsy L. Gossett ’14, ART, received recognition for a photo series done as part of her studies for a master of fine arts in photography degree at WSU. Her series, “Wake Up,” was highlighted in Feature Shoot, an online database that showcases the work of international emerging and established photographers. She lives in Wichita.

Lynette G. Murphy ’14, M COMM, director of major gifts at Via Christi Philanthropy in Wichita, has received the Certified Fund Raising Executives credential. She lives in Wichita.*

Hannah S. (Hamilton) Richardson ’14, MGT, is a program cost analyst at aerospace systems contractor L-3 Communications in Greenville, Texas. 

Spencer A. Shirk ’14, EX SCI, has been honored by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association with the Class 5A Assistant Coach of the Year Award. An assistant wrestling coach at Andover (Kan.) High School, he lives in Wichita. 

Ian T. Smith ’14, AEROS E, is a structural engineer at Boeing. He resides in Oklahoma City, Okla.*

Kody P. Truesdell ’14, PSYCH, is an imagery analyst at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he studies geospatial data to help provide personnel key information. He resides in Hope Mills, N.C.

Nicole R. Burger ’15, SPAN/SPAN ED, is a Spanish teacher at Clearwater (Kan.) High School. She lives in Derby, Kan.*

Kevin A. Coccetella ’15, BUS ADM, is a solution specialist at imageQUEST, a Xerox company. He lives in Andover, Kan. 

Jean Carlos Garcia Gonzalez ’15, M IE, is an engineer at CNH Industrial, which designs, produces and sells agricultural and construction equipment, trucks, commercial vehicles, buses and specialty vehicles. He lives in Wichita.*

Anthony W. Hildreth ’15, GEO, is a survey assistant at Professional Engineering Consultants PA. He lives in Wichita. 

Bethany A. Hopson ’15, ART ED, is an art teacher at Garden Plain (Kan.) High School.

Amber J. LaRiviere ’15, ACCT, is a tax specialist and co-owner at Capstone Accounting and Business Solutions LLC, in Kingman, Kan. She resides in Andale, Kan.*

Taylor A. Mosley ’15, ACCT, is a staff accountant at Porter, Carswell, & Raya Chtd. CPAs, an accounting firm in Valley Center, Kan.*

Carlos F. Palomino ’15, ART GD, is a graphic designer at Vornado Air LLC, which manufactures air circulation products. He lives in Wichita. 

Blake E. Peniston ’15, PSYCH, works for the Valley Center (Kan.) Recreation Commission. He lives in Wichita.*

Lisa-Marie (Armitage) Pulley ’15, STRAT COMM, is a project manager at advertising agency Armstrong Chamberlin. She lives in Derby, Kan.*

Fidel Serrano ’15, ART GD, is a marketing specialist at Via Christi Health in Wichita, where he lives.

Jacob B. Skipworth ’15, M MUS P, played Baron Grog in Wichita Grand Opera’s production of Jacques Offenbach’s operetta The Grand Duchess last October. He lives in Chicago, Ill. 

Regina R. Taylor ’15, M PA, is a physician assistant at Citizens Medical Center in Colby, Kan., where she lives.

Darryl L. Templeton Jr. ’15, COMM, is a communications assistant for insurance provider Delta Dental of Kansas. He lives in Wichita.*

Julie A. (Schmeidler) Ummel ’15, ACCT, is an accountant at Koch Ag and Energy Solutions in Wichita, where she lives. 

Robert L. Van Gooswilligen ’15, MCH E, is a mechanical design engineer at Professional Engineering Consultants PA. He lives in Derby, Kan.* 

Ashley A. Vidricksen ’15, ACCT, is an audit associate at BKD LLP, a CPA and advisory firm in Wichita, where she lives.*

Josiah D. Zimmerman ’15, ART GD, is a graphic designer at Baseline Creative Inc., a design, web development and marketing agency. He lives in Wichita.*