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Class Notes 1991-2000
Daren J. Cotter, Springfield, OH, is an assistant vice president/regional manager with Fifth Third Bank of Western Ohio, Dayton, OH.
Valerie Casanova Fletcher has been promoted to senior commercial insurance underwriter with National Grange Mutual Insurance, Richmond, VA.
John M. Hays, Canton, MI, received his master of engineering degree in May 2000 from the University of Michigan. He is a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting.
Patrick A. and Kathleen Gilliam Knox ’92, Stow, OH, announce the birth of Jack Hogan Wildman Knox, April 14, 2000.
Matthew J. McGinnis, Portland, OR, married Suzanne Aull, Oct. 2, 1999. Matt is an account manager with Armstrong Kendall.
Stephen D. and Dawn Eisenman Olds, Dublin, OH, announce the birth of Hayden Stephen, Jan. 1, 1999.
Michelle R. Peace is pursuing her Ph.D. in forensic toxicology at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA.
Jennifer Bush Robinson, Nicholasville, KY, and her husband, Steve, announce the birth of Tyson Alexander, June 22, 1998. Jennifer, a consultant in the department of leadership and school improvement with the Kentucky Department of Education, is pursuing her Ph.D. in educational administration at the University of Kentucky.
Karen K. Sanderson married Christian P. Hill ’92, May 15, 1999. They live in Columbus, OH.
Andrew D. Tyson, Lander, WY, is an outdoor education instructor with NOLS.
Robb D. and Cinnamon Moore VanPutte, O’Fallon, IL, announce the birth of Savannah Lee, May 26, 1998. Cinnamon received her Ph.D. in zoology from Texas A&M University in May 1998. She is a laboratory associate and adjunct professor at McKendree College, Lebanon, IL.
Scott M. DeBolt, Chicago, IL, and his wife, Sally, announce the birth of Griffin Powers, March 30, 2000.
Elizabeth Stickney Devecchi, East Providence, RI, graduated from law school at the University of Turin, Italy, April 15, 2000.
Amy Powell Hahn, Cincinnati, OH, and her husband, Philip, announce the birth of Evelyn Rose, Oct. 12, 1999.
Paul N. Karabatsos, Lakewood, OH, married Julie F. Brown, March 18, 2000. Paul is a financial consultant with First Merit Bank.
Lisa Gaul McCreary, Worthington, OH, is a patient care resource manager with The Ohio State University Hospital East.
Charles E. and Lisa Wyen McFarland ’91 live in Springfield, OH. Charles is a product manager with Rittal Corp.
Dawn Towsey Rawa earned Microsoft system engineer certification in April 1999. She is manager of implementation services for the west, central and southwest United States with Bottomline Technologies, San Francisco, CA.
Wendy Turner Shaffer is a counselor with the Springfield (OH) City Schools.
Brent A. Snavely received numerous awards from the Associated Press of Ohio for his work with The Advocate, Newark, OH. He has moved to Detroit, MI, where he is a reporter with Crain’s Detroit Business.
Robert J. Tanner received his M. B. A. from the Haas School at the University of California-Berkeley. He is director of business development with eSamsung China Co., Ltd., Beijing, China.
Wilfrid M. Gill III, Scottsdale, AZ, married Michele M. Dinneen, Nov. 20, 1999. Bill is a senior project geologist with InecoTech Southwest, Inc., Phoenix, AZ.
Aimee Anderson Ogden, Winnetka, IL, and her husband, Robert, announce the birth of William Christopher, May 7, 2000.
Thomas H. Reese IV, Irvine, CA, is a project specialist with LCC International, Inc., Mission Viejo, CA.
Dean A. Richmond, Mountain View, CA, is a senior product manager with VAID Notebook Division of Sony Electronics, San Jose, CA.
Danielle A. Rogers, Lima, OH, married Curtis R. Good, April 5, 2000. An attorney, Danielle is a senior consultant with Clemans, Nelson and Associates, Inc.
Rebecca Deel Steinnecker, Newport, KY, and her husband, Karl, announce the birth of Anna Lynn, May 19, 2000.
Amy J. Taylor is a legislative representative/lobbyist with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Washington, D. C.
Catherine H. Ayres, Beavercreek, OH, is an associate marketing manager with The Mead Corp., Dayton, OH.
Gregory W. Browne, Bethpage, NM, is a consultant with Advent Software.
Eric C. Fischer, Denver, CO, who has received his certification in financial planning, is a financial advisor with GA Financial Group, Aurora, CO.
Brittany C. Garard, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, married John P. Bania, May 15, 1999. Brittany is an account manager with Duffey Petrosky & Co.
Debra Kern Gaskill, editor of the Kettering-Oakwood Times, was named No. 1 columnist for Ohio weekly newspapers by the Ohio Newspaper Association. Debra lives in Enon, OH.
Jessica S. Hoane is pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center.
John R. Howard, Atlanta, GA, married Elizabeth Calhoun, Nov. 16, 1999. John is a mergers and acquisitions analyst with the American International Group.
Joshua D. Hutson, Tarrytown, NY, is an environmental engineer with Montgomery Watson, Saddle Brook, NJ.
Monica C. Kohart, Covington, KY, married William D. Redman, Nov. 13, 1999.
Jill Turner McKenzie, Berkley, MI, is a medical center representative with Sanofi Pharmaceuticals.
Lisa R. Skinner, Marysville, OH, married Jason R. Rader, Sept. 18, 1999. Lisa received her M.S.N from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, in May 2000. She is a registered nurse/case manager with the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
Simeon M. Stumme, Pasadena, CA, is pursuing a Ph.D. in education at the University of California-Los Angeles.
Caroline B. Wetzel is a branch manager and a vice president with UMB Bank, St. Louis, MO.
Allyson J. Creel directs the after-school program at the Anami Montessori School, Charlotte, NC.
Erin M. Fox is pursuing her M.Ed. in English at Bowling Green (OH) State University.
Ryan C. Fox is a civil rights attorney associated with Haskin Lauter Cohen and Larue, Indianapolis, IN.
Jay L. Freund, Louisville, KY, married Erin Davis, Dec. 18, 1999. Jay is pursuing his master’s degree in literature at the University of Louisville while serving as director of admissions at St. Xavier High School.
Deborah A. Goldstein is a grants coordinator with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR.
Emily S. Jacobs, Greenwich, CT, is a media buyer with Modem Media.
Dawn Smith Jackson, Miamisburg, OH, and her husband, Shaun, announce the birth of Kaci Noelle, Jan. 13, 2000. Dawn is a supervisor with National City Mortgage Co.
Shelsea L. Johnson, Fairborn, OH, and her husband, Christopher Madison, announce the birth of Ayanna, Feb. 25, 2000. Shelsea received her M.D. from Wright State University School of Medicine June 9, 2000.
Ondrej Kamas is a technical support director with SIGIN j.s.c., Bratislava, Slovakia.
Danielle Gilliam Mitchel, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and her husband, David, announce the birth of Chase Austin Nathaniel, Jan. 12, 1998. Danielle is an office manager with IPCS, Hudson, OH.
Katherine J. Pierson, a science teacher with the Hilliard (OH) City Schools, received her master’s degree in science education in September 1999 from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. She lives in Dublin, OH.
J. R. Runkel, Bloomington, IL, has been named president and treasurer of Fortner Insurance, Peoria, IL, and Chillicothe, IL.
Erin L. Scott, Mechanicsburg, OH, married John E. Hennigan II, Dec. 18, 1999. Erin is a business/government sales representative with Midwest Micro Corp., Fletcher, OH.
Christina M. Thomas married Nathaniel J. Ritscher, June 20, 1998. Christina, who is pursuing her M.S. degree in environmental studies at California State University at Fullerton, is an E.S. II with the Orange County Sanitation District, Fountain Valley, CA. Nathaniel teaches physics with the Garden Grove (CA) Unified School District.
Justin E. Tracy, Indianapolis, IN, married Jillian A. Burrows, April 17, 1999. Justin is a branch manager with American General Finance.
Saskia C. Young, Boulder, CO, is a law student.
Amanda R. Bobst, Springfield, OH, married James E. Estes, Aug. 8, 1998. Amanda, a case manager with Mental Health Services for Clark County, is pursuing her M.A. in counseling at Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
Willis C. Bullard is an assistant golf professional at the Indian Creek Golf Course, Hood River, OR.
John M. Cunningham, Chicago, IL, is a print traffic manager with J. Brown and Associates.
Nathan K. Dickinson is a reporter with The Capital, Annapolis, MD.
Sara L. Hanley, St. Louis, MO, is an occupational therapist.
Margaret A. Hanshaw, Austin, TX, teaches U. S. history with the Paugerville Independent School District.
Linda M. Hermiller received her M. D. from the Wright State School of Medicine, Dayton, OH. She is serving her internship/residence in internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati (OH).
Melinda “Mindi” Huber Israel, Delaware, OH, is a vice president in central information technology with BankOne.
Noelle A. Loomis, Yorba Linda, CA, married E. J. Hilbert, Jan. 15, 2000. She is a student at Western State University College of Law.
Brian J. and Cindi Combs Lorenz ’98, live in Germantown, MD. Brian is a network administrator with Humanitas Information Systems, Silver Spring, MD. Cindi is a marketing consultant with Shady Grove Reproductive Science Center, Rockville, MD.
Kristen A. Marquard received her PharmD from the University of Michigan. She is a clinical research administrator for the cardiology and infectious disease division with Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, IN.
Robert M. McGregor, Springfield, OH, and his wife, Alisa, announce the birth of Maura Brooks, June 1, 2000.
Amy B. Raishart, Little Compton, RI, married Andrew H. Sargent ’95, May 22, 1999. Amy manages a retail greenhouse, and Andrew runs the local country store.
Melissa A. Roedersheimer, Cincinnati, OH, married Brian M. Linnemann, Oct. 23, 1999.
Scott M. Schwartz, Fort Loramie, OH, received his doctor of optometry degree and is practicing in Sidney, OH.
Susan V. Shire, New York, NY, is pursuing her M. P. A. degree at New York University Robert F. Wagner School of Public Administration.
John J. Staszak Jr., who graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA, May 28, 2000, is pursuing anesthesiology at the Cleveland (OH) Clinic.
Lisa A. Tattar received her M.A. in counseling and psychological services in October 1999. She is in private practice in Minneapolis, MN, while pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
Dianne Frank Williams, a musician/teacher, received her M. M. in music performance from the University of Akron (OH) in August 2000.
Kerith E. Wilson, St. Louis Park, MN, graduated from Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV, May 6, 2000. She is serving her family practice residency in Minneapolis, MN.
Seth C. Bridger and Shelley A. Nelson ’99, Springfield, OH, were married on May 6, 2000 at Weaver Chapel. Seth is minister of youth at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Springfield. Shelley is developer of lay ministries at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, Urbana, OH, and council coordinator for the Champaign County Literacy Council, Urbana, OH.
David H. Caldwell, Cincinnati, OH, married Cheryl L. Youngpeters, May 13, 2000. Dave teaches and coaches football and basketball at McNicholas High School.
Jeremy A. Franklin, The Woodlands, TX, ia a territory manager with A. Franklin & Associates, Magnolia, TX.
Kerry L. Grieser, Springfield, OH, married Robert L. Cassell, June 12, 1999. Kerry teaches kindergarten with the Tecumseh Local Schools, New Carlisle, OH.
Julia A. Hochgesang, Mission Viejo, CA, received her master’s degree in mathematics from California State University at Fullerton on May 27, 2000. She teaches mathematics at Foothill High School, Tustin, CA.
Kimberly E. Lane is a youth competency counselor with FEGS, Brooklyn, NY.
Rebecca L. Leece is pursuing her M. F. A. in creative writing at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Sara G. Miller, Galloway, OH, married Edward K. Kravetsky Jr., May 20, 2000. Sara is with the Johnson Family’s Diamond Cellar, Dublin, OH.
Shelice R. Robinson received her J. D. from Valparaiso (IN) University in May 2000. She is an associate attorney with Willie Harris and Associates, Gary, IN.
Karen J. Swiatek is director of surrogate scheduling with Gore 2000, Nashville, TN.
Jennifer L. Way is a production assistant editor with the Rosen Publishing Group, New York, NY.
As a journalist, Melinda M. White received an Award of Merit from the Ohio Associated Press for outstanding reporting in 1999. She is now an administrative aide with the Ohio House of Representatives for Rep. Jeanine Perry (D) Toledo.
James P. Austin is pursuing graduate studies in English/creative writing at Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
Ritu Bansal, who is pursuing her master’s degree in public health at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, plans to attend the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Valentina P. Dimitrova, Washington, D. C., is pursuing her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Maryland.
Bethany A. Duerr, Brighton, MA, teaches at the Kingsley Montessori School, Boston, MA.
Lisa A. Gulden, North Olmsted, OH, received a master of fine arts degree from the Savannah (GA) College of Art and Design, May 27, 2000.
Ivan L. Harrell, Stone Mountain, GA, a teacher with the Dekalb County Board of Education, received his M. Ed. in secondary education at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, in August 1999.
Emily I. Hegedus, River Vale, NJ, is pursuing her master’s degree in landscape architecture at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Nicole M. Heuser, Columbus, OH, married William E. Christman ’97, Oct. 9, 1999. Bill is an associate producer with COSI Studio.
Chisholm D. Hofe, Charlestown, NH, is president of Caledonian Railines, Lincoln, NH.
Rick A. McAlister composed an original score for the Shorts Festival 2000, a Contemporary American Theatre Company production, which ran at the Riffe Center Studio, Columbus, OH. Rick has completed two symphonies, four song collections and music for another play, a wedding and his third symphony. He is a member of the American Music Center, the Composer’s Guild and the Center for the Promotion of Contemporary Composers.
Heather L. Ransom, Dublin, OH, owns Falcon Enterprises, Columbus, OH.
Miriam R. Rauch is a software programmer with Marsh, Inc. U. S. A., Chicago, IL.
Jennifer S. Shellhouse, an accountant, is a consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Columbus, OH. She lives in Westerville, OH.
Steven Q. Thomas, Cuyahoga, OH, is a mutual fund trader with McDonald Investments.
James R. Weston is a field representative with California State Senator John Vasconcellos, San Jose, CA. He serves on the board of directors of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the ACLU-Northern California.
Sarah L. Crouse, Kent, WA, is an assistant teacher at Normandy Park Academy Montessori School.
Adrianne K. Everingham, Columbus, OH, married Brian M. Pence, June 10, 2000. Adrienne is pursuing her master’s degree in occupational therapy at Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
Jennifer L. Grieger, Johannesburg, MI, teaches biology with the Gaylord Community Schools. She also co-owns J & S Property Management, a firm that handles all aspects of land management from rental properties to timber management.
Aaron T. Groth is a student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH.
Nancy J. Groves is director of respiratory care at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, OH.
Michelle A. Hardman married Jeremy J. Trudelle, June 19, 1999. They live in Berkeley, CA. Michelle is a student at the University of California Boalt Hall School of Law. Jeremy is pursuing a master’s degree in divinity at the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Amber M. Jones, Westerville, OH, announces the birth of Jazmyne Monae, Jan. 30, 2000. Amber is a financial sales service representative with National City Bank.
Nicole K. Kunkle, Columbus, OH, married Cory Elliott, Jan. 7, 2000. Nicole is a leasing specialist with Sterling Realty.
Francoise L. Labrique received her M. A. in social sciences from The University of Chicago (IL) in June 2000.
Rachel N. Lillie, Rochester, NY, is a recreation therapist at the Highlands Living Center.
Matthew J. Marchak, Chicago, IL, is an account executive with Zacks Investment Research International.
Alison McConologue, Needham, MA, received her master’s degree in psychology at Boston (MA) College. She is an investment associate with Salomon Smith Barney.
Wendy A. Miller coordinates special projects for the Columus (OH) Public Schools with Americorps/VISTA.
Karen M. Montgomery, Galloway, OH, is a shareholder services associate with BISYS, Columbus, OH.
Heather D. Nienaber, Mechanicsburg, OH, married Neal Kasner, June 26, 1999. She teaches Spanish with the Northeastern Local School District.
Michael H. Oliver, Douglaston, NY, is a manager’s assistant with Merrill Lynch, Bohemia, NY.
Lydia M. Perry, Kent, OH, is a preschool coordinator with Camp Fire Boys and Girls.
Brian R. Plasters, Eminence, KY, is a journalist with the Henry County Local, New Castle, KY.
Emily S. Puster is a customer service representative with Seaman Corp., Wooster, OH.
Gustavo Ramos, Brazil, is pursuing his master’s degree in politics of development at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Eryn L. Riedel, Springfield, OH, married Mark L. Peters ’96, Dec. 11, 1999. Eryn is a registered nurse at Community Hospital. Mark is a sales representative with Coca-Cola, Dayton, OH.
Cara L. Riggle teaches eighth grade reading and coaches middle school track with the Northeastern Local School District, Springfield, OH.
Sunnie T. Rucker is pursuing an M.A. in Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
Matthew C. Schalnat, New Carlisle, OH, is a senior lab technician with Concrete Sealants, Inc.
Shannon E. Veeder, South Boston, MA, is a personal assistant with Circles, Boston, MA.
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