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1. Shucking to success
2. Trip to Peru fuels new alumna’s photography passion
3. Alumni Weekend and Alumni College bring hundreds home
Class Notes 1971-1990
Brad R. Baldridge, Dublin, OH, and his wife, Karen, announce the birth of Brock Anthony, June 18, 2001. Brad is a financial specialist with Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, OH.
Deborah Richards Brinkman, Potomac, MD, and her husband, Tom, announce the birth of Kevin Thomas, Feb. 6, 2002.
Patrick J. and Jennifer Proops Keenan ’92, Chicago, IL, announce the birth of William Quinn, April 6, 2001. Patrick received his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Evanston, IL, in June 2001.
Christopher A. Lasso, Westerville, OH, and his wife, Joanna, announce the birth of Morgan Christine, Aug. 2, 2001. Chris is a regional vice president of sales with Mueller Streamline Co.
Samuel H. Morris, Danbury, CT, and his wife, Sharon, announce the birth of Sarah Elizabeth, Jan. 29, 2002.
Afshan J. Syed, Springfield, OH, and her husband, Mubin, announce the birth of Lena, Aug. 20, 2001.
Paul H. “Chip” Thomas III, San Antonio, TX, is the author of an article published in the December issue of American Football Monthly. The magazine also named Chip National Defensive Coordinator of the Year in 2000.
’92 Class Reunion Homecoming 2002
Stephen M. Abbott, an actor, has appeared in a commercial for TGIF and in the feature film, Like Mike. Stephen lives in Burbank, CA.
Emily A. Butterbaugh, Centerville, OH, married R. Todd Schluter, Aug. 12, 2000. An inside sales representative with Mead Corp., Dayton, OH, Emily received her M.Ed. from Wright State University, Dayton, OH, in March 2001.
Jeffrey C. and Christin Biddinger Cole ’94, Fairview Park, OH, announce the birth of Brandon Charles, Nov. 15, 2000.
Jennifer Fenn Doherty, Fairfield, CT, and her husband, James, announce the birth of Molly, Jan. 20, 2001.
Scott A. and Annette Summers Engel ’95 live in Austin, TX. Annette recently presented a paper titled “Sulfuric acid speleogenesis: Microbial karst and microbial crust.” She is pursuing her Ph.D. in geomicrobiology and geochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin.
Katherine L. Gantz, Valparaiso, IN, an assistant professor of French at Valparaiso (IN) University, delivered the inaugural presentation at the first annual colloquium in foreign languages at Wittenberg in March. Her speech was titled “The More Things Change: France’s Most Dangerous Novel.”
Catherine J. Kurtz, Columbus, OH, a director with Ferguson Consulting, L.L.C., has earned the designation of certified valuation analyst with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Dawn E. Smith, Huntsville, AL, married Kevin Pulliam, April 8, 2000. Dawn is a family service worker with Three Springs, Inc.
Scott M. and Juliet Wetherill Smith, Northbrook, IL, announce the birth of Nora Suzanne, June 30, 2001.
Holly Hough Zweizig, Marysville, OH, and her husband, Andrew, announce the birth of Joshua, June 13, 2000, and Nathan, January 12, 2002. Holly is a project director with Ohio Parents for Drug Free Youth.
’93 Christopher R. and Amy Mortimer Combs ’96, Lewis Center, OH, announce the birth of Christopher Richard Jr., Aug. 14, 2000. Chris is a vice president with Combs Insurance, Worthington, OH. Amy is a homemaker.
David J. and Suzanne Lynn Ninke, Chugiak, AK, announce the birth of Elizabeth Ann, Nov. 14, 2001. David is an exploration geologist with BP. Suzanne teaches at the Alaska Museum of Natural History.
Amy Anderson Ogden, Winnetka, IL, and her husband, Bill, announce the birth of James, Jan. 23, 2002.
Kim Campbell Saliba, Fairfield, OH, is an assistant director of the Huntington Learning Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Cynthia Cook Sant, St. Louis, MO, and her husband, Frank, announce the birth of Caroline, Sept. 12, 2000.
’94 Javier Arguedas, Madrid, Spain, designs and installs laboratories throughout Spain and other Latin American countries with WALDNER, a German-based company.
Melissa Duckwall Clark, Chicago, IL, and her husband, Daniel, announce the birth of Kaili Winona, March 21, 2002. Melissa is a chief resident physician with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Matthew H. and Kristen Scott Collier ’92 live in Cincinnati, OH. Matthew is pursuing his Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of Cincinnatti. Kristen has been appointed director of community service at Wittenberg.
Michael A. and Linda Fordham Farley ’95, St. Louis, MO, announce the adoption of Caleb Michael, born Feb. 16, 2001. Mike received his M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary in May 2000 and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in historical theology at Saint Louis University. Linda is a homemaker.
Sara Chesher Hirka, Fairfield, OH, is a partner with Parrish, Fryman, & Marcum Co., L.P.A., Hamilton, OH.
Heather Logan Kissinger, Summerville, SC, has been named the area defense counsel at Charleston (SC) Air Force Base.
Eric R. Maley, Ann Arbor, MI, and his wife, Becky, announce the birth of Evan Hill, Jan. 3, 2002.
Trisha L. Manning married John Curp, May 20, 2000. Trisha is a therapist with Sole Practitioner, Columbus, OH.
Bryce K. and Laura Huff Newton ’93, Rochester, NY, announce the birth of Blake Alexander, Feb. 26, 2001. Laura is a homemaker.
Colleen M. O’Connor, Brighton, MA, is an alumni relations manager with City Year Inc.
Luke A. and Michelle Plouffe Thomas ’95 announce the birth of Larkin Marie, Dec. 6, 2000. Luke is a telecom sales representative with B.T.I. Telecom. Michelle received her Ph.D. in physical therapy at Duke University, Durham, NC, in May 2002.
Christopher E. and Melanie Sewell Thompson 2000, Reynoldsburg, OH, announce the birth of Kennedy Elizabeth Diane, June 2, 2001. Christopher is a manager of the managed care division with The Gammill Group. Melanie teaches English at Walnut Ridge High School, Columbus, OH.
Brenden M. and Diane Kelly Wetherton, Louisville, KY, announce the birth of Kelly McCall, Feb. 18, 2001. Brenden is an emergency medicine resident with the University of Louisville (KY) Hospital. Diane is a pediatrician with Oldham County Pediatrics, LaGrange, KY.
’95 Jennifer L. Bruce, Elizabeth, WV, married Aaron D. Hutchinson, Aug. 5, 2000.
Christopher M. and Kristi Rop Pawlak, Toledo, OH, announce the birth of Garek Christopher, Jan. 10, 2002.
Devon M. Ratchford, Reynoldsburg, OH, and his wife, Megan, announce the birth of Ryan Marshall, Dec. 6, 2001.
Kate A. Verdon, San Francisco, NJ, is a financial planner with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
Tracy Hill Wiedemann, Columbus, OH, and her husband, Scott, announce the birth of Max, July 2, 2001. Tracy volunteers with Pleasure Guild of Children’s Hospital.
’96 Karl C. Fahrbach, Carmel, IN, is a physician in radiology with Indiana University Hospitals. He received his M.D. from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, June 1, 2001.
H. Matthew Reed was admitted to the Ohio Bar, Nov. 13, 2001. He is a law clerk with Judge Ann Marie Tracey of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, Cincinnati, OH.
Corey I. Rossen, Lakewood, OH, is a clinical technician with the Dunkin’ Donut Co., Cleveland, OH.
Kimberly W. Succop, Lakewood, OH, is a social worker with the Cleveland (OH) Schools. She is also an adjunct field instructor at Case Western Reserve University.
Allison G. Suhowatsky married Jeffrey Harvey, Sept. 9, 2000. She is a web development manager with SGS Net, Chicago, IL.
Susan L. Zup, Belcamp, MD, married Jason E. Reiss, Oct. 13, 2001. Susan is pursuing her Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Jay is pursuing his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
’97 Class Reunion Homecoming 2002 Seth C. and Shelley Nelson Bridger ’99 work with Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resort and lead Christian worship services and weekly Bible studies within Death Valley National Park.
Brian J. Burke married Samantha Smith, Oct. 13, 2001. He is a post-doctoral research associate with Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, having received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Purdue, March 8, 2002.
Alexander H. Fiske is a senior account executive with National Cable Communications, Altlanta, GA.
Robert P. and Suzanne Moll Hall live in Columbus, OH. Robert is an executive director of the Teresa A. Dowd Charter School for homeless children. Suzanne is pursuing graduate studies in clinical counseling at The Ohio State University.
David D. Hann, a history teacher at Springfield (OH) North High School, was a contestant on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” He reached the hot seat and advanced to level thirteen of the fifteen-level game show.
Trista Horwath McClelland, Parma, OH, is a research director with Calabrese, Racek & Markos Inc, Cleveland, OH.
Kara F. Olson, Columbus, OH, married David K. Sanford, Aug. 4, 2001. Kara is a senior account executive with Winstar Communications.
Kelly A. Payne, Freising, Germany, is a director of international relocation and subsidiary set-up with Trust in Business in Munich.
Amy C. Pye, Eaton, OH, married Kevin P. Kochensparger, July 14, 2001. A biology teacher with the Eaton (OH) City Schools, she is pursuing graduate studies in educational leadership at Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
Jennifer M. Tate, Cincinnati, OH, married Eric J. Rodenberg ’98, Nov. 24, 2001. Jennifer is a sales executive with Pitney Bowes, Erlanger, KY. Eric is a GIS specialist with the Clermont County Auditor’s Office, Batavia, OH.
’98 Mara L. Ackermann, New Albany, OH, married William H. Klopfer ’99, Sept. 29, 2001. Mara is a realtor with RE/MAX Northeast Realty. William is an international tax consultant with Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Daniel F. and Keely Jackson Boomhower live in Princeton, NJ. Daniel received his master’s degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, and is an assistant music librarian at Princeton University.
Lynda J. Bowers, Columbus, OH, married Scott R. Meinke ’97, May 19, 2001. Lynda received her J.D. from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, in 2001 and is an attorney with Ohio Legislative Service Commission. Scott is a political science instructor at The Ohio State University.
Amy M. Donaldson, St. Peters, MO, married Joel Wiesner, June 24, 2000. Amy received her master’s degree in social work from Washington University, St. Louis, MO, in May 2000.
Brian J. and Carina Bennis Klockner, Tallmadge, OH, announce the birth of Eva, July 17, 2001. Brian is a fitness instructor.
Todd R. and Tracy Joseph Logan live in Peoria, AZ. Todd received his J.D. from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, in May 2001. He is a judge advocate general officer in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, AZ.
Theodore H. Pastor, West Carrollton, OH, is a quality engineer with the General Motors Duramax Project, Moraine, OH.
Eric S. Schaefer married Courtney Skapik, June 30, 2001. Eric is pursuing his M.D. at The Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH.
Heather L. Walti married Tarrey Banks, July 2000. She is a teacher with Carmel Clay Schools, Indianapolis, IN.
Heidi S. Zerkle, Tipp City, OH, is a personnel consultant with Crown Personnel Services Inc., Dayton, OH.
’99 Bradley D. Ansberg married Linsey Walters, Oct. 13, 2001. He is a funeral director with Ansberg-West, Toledo, OH.
Heather A. Beckert, Lewis Center, OH, married Michael Miceli, Sept. 22, 2001. Heather is a credit approval officer with Bank One while pursuing her MBA at Franklin University, Columbus, OH.
Mark S. Bennett is an editor at the office of the National Parents and Teachers Association, Chicago, IL.
Michelle L. Gessler, Redondo Beach, CA, teaches science at Rolling Hills Prep School in Palos Verdes Estates, CA.
Colleen L. Holman, Lafayette, OH, carried the Olympic Torch, Jan. 3, 2002, on Main Street in Dayton, OH.
Kelly Miller Kuc, Carmel, IN, is an associate biologist in neuroscience discovery with Eli Lilly & Co.
Betty E. Neale is an English instructor with Nova, Shinsaibashi Osaka, Japan.
Allison L. Peck is a public relations manager with the Clark County Public Library, Springfield, OH.
Brock C. and Heather Dahlberg Schmaltz live in Dublin, OH. Brock is an advertising director with Hoofbeats magazine. Heather is a government affairs specialist with the Limited Inc., Columbus, OH.
Edgar T. Shawen, Nakagua, Japan, teaches in three high schools in Nagoya, Japan, and is pursuing a career in the music industry.
Jennifer J. “J-Jay” Turner, Lewis Center, OH, married Jason M. Lowe, April 28, 2001. Jennifer is a high school textbook assistant editor with Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.
Misty L. Weaver, Orrville, OH, is with Community Action Wayne/Medina, Wooster, OH.
Katherine E. Wennstrom is a financial executive recruiter with Otec/Hot Jobs, Boston, MA.
’00 Tiffany S. Andrews received her B.S.N. from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, in May 2002.
Jessica S. Barnes is pursuing her J.D. at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. while working at the U.S. Census Bureau as a specialist on the Asian population. Her paper on the Asian population based on Census 2000 was mentioned in a sound byte on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” March 4, 2002, and cited by the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times.
Abigail D. Calvin, Montpelier, OH, married Shane R. Richmond, Sept. 1, 2001.
Elizabeth Strine Powell, Waterloo, NY, and her husband, Robert, announce the birth of Grace, Dec. 1, 2001.
Rebecca L. Richards, Bellevue, WA, received her M.S. in biotechnology from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, in September 2001. She is an applications specialist in life sciences with Applied Precision, L.L.C., Issaqueh, WA.
Mary E. Roffmann, Mount Pleasant, SC, married Blane Howell, Jan. 5, 2002.
’01 Karl E. Benson, Walpole, MA, is a control specialist with Boston Financial Data Services, Braintree, MA.
Brent C. Branson is a juvenile corrections officer with the Ohio Department of Youth Services, Columbus, OH.
Theresa B. Conway is pursuing her Ph.D. in physics as Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Jennifer K. Davis is a veterinary assistant with Glenway Animal Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.
Kyle W. Grove is an instructor for YBM Sisa, Seoul, Korea.
Christina M. Heine married Sky N. Schelle 2000, Dec. 29, 2001. Christina is pursuing a master’s degree in sociology and a certificate in gerontology while Sky pursues a master’s degree in environmental policy at Ohio University, Athens, OH.
Ladislaus C. Hudac, Springfield, OH, was selected to attend the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT, as part of McDonald’s World Championship Crew. Lad advanced to the final competition at Salt Lake City, earning a total of four gold medals.
Caroline C. Mann, Fairfield, OH, is a drug representative with Eli Lilly.
Kristy L. Miller, Monroeville, PA, married Joshua M. Johnson, May 26, 2001. Kristy is pursuing her M.A. in English literature at the University of Pittsburgh (PA) while working at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Josh is with Beechwood Construction and substitute teaches at area schools.
Shannon L. Pletcher is an accountant with the Truberry Group, a custom design home construction business in Columbus, OH.
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