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William B. and Jane Folkerth Stuart, who met at a Christmas dance at Wittenberg in 1935, recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. They live in Ramona, Calif.
J. William and Jeanne Freeburger Stevens ’41 have moved to Franklin, N.C.
James R. and Joanne Benn Brown ’51, Sparta, Wis., are the curators of the Little Falls Railroad & Doll Museum, Cataract, Wis. Jim’s second book, A History of the Cincinnati Northern Railroad, has recently been published.
Richard G. Zimmerman is the former chief and national correspondent for the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Washington, D.C. Bureau and served in similar positions for The Plain Dealer, the Dayton Journal Herald and a chain of small Ohio dailies in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of Call Me Mike: A Political Biography of Michael V. DiSalle, who served as governor of Ohio and President Truman’s price stabilizer during the Korean War.
The Class of 1957 extends its sympathy to Robert L. McMillan Sr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on the recent death of his son.
Gomez Sutton, Auburn, Calif., has retired after 25 years as an interior designer. She volunteers at the Auburn Placer Co. Library.
Gary K. Wright is an executive director at St. Louis University in Missouri.
Julia E. Lentz is retired and lives in Chapel Hill, N.C. Russell A. “Kiwi” Walker, Oakdale, Pa., owns Russell Enterprises, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Ramco International, Imperial, Pa.
Phillip K. Neely, who has retired from his position as an accounting center controller with Sears, Chicago, Ill., now lives in Sarasota, Fla.
In May 2003, The University of Lund, Stockholm, Sweden, conferred a doctor of philosophy honoris causa on Kjell I. Peterson.
Diane Dixon Weeks has retired from her position as a fourthgrade teacher with the Annapolis Area Christian School in Maryland and moved to Tullahoma, Tenn.
Dwight C. Henn has retired as superintendent of the Middlesboro Independent Schools in Kentucky.
Lois Beisecker Kennedy has moved to Powell, Ohio.
Eldon J. and Dorothy “Dee”
Millikan Miller ’64 are retired
and living in Frankfort, Mich.
The University of Northern
Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
recently named the plaza
connecting the existing UNI
Dome and the new McLeod
Center in their honor. Eldon
attained nearly 600 wins as a
men’s basketball coach at
Wittenberg, Western Michigan,
Ohio State and Northern Iowa
Joseph P. Platt, Caledonia, Ohio, is semi-retired from his position as pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Following her retirement as a teacher and coordinator for the at-risk youth program at Pine Bush Central School in New York, Erika Harbecke Scheuermann has quilted, traveled extensively, gardened and volunteered at her church.
Suellen Voorheis Soucek owns Friday’s Child Floral and Antiques, Forest Lake, Minn.
Kenneth L. and Beverly Slauson Block ’63 live in Grand Rapids, Mich. Kenneth is a worker’s compensation magistrate/judge for the State of Michigan. Beverly is retired.
LeeAnn Parks Laird, Sebring, Fla., is an organist at Faith Lutheran Church and a member of the church school board. She and her husband enjoy antique car exhibitions.
Anna Frick Snyder, always active with the Lutheran church, is currently serving on the council at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Durham, N.C.
Nancy S. Vogel, retired English professor at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., is the editor of P.E.O. in Kansas: Our Centennial Heritage. She volunteers with the Kerlan Collection of children’s books at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. and enjoys Elderhostel. She lives in Lawrence, Kan.
As director of the Easttown Library & Information Center, Berwyn, Pa., Peggy Bell Mahan, oversaw the recent completion of the construction of a new facility. She also has traveled to San Francisco, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia to visit her son, who is sailing around the world. Peggy, who lives in West Chester, Pa., took a musical tour of central Europe, including a visit to Wittenberg, Germany.
Richard S. Maurer owns Creative Publishing Concepts, Carmel, Ind.
Robert L. Pease, Olympia, Wash., has celebrated his 40th year as a swim coach, currently at Evergreen Swim Club.
Linda Laurell Pankoff substitute teaches with the Bradenton School District in Florida. She travels often to Arizona, New Hampshire and Minnesota to visit her children and grandchildren.
Amy Steiner Pryor, former
biology teacher at the
University of Canberra,
Australia, manages the
bookshop at the Australian
H. Gene and Judith Brooks Templar ’65, live in Lexington, Ky. Following his retirement as a Lutheran pastor, Gene served as a volunteer chaplain for hospice and on various boards. Judy coordinates family services with the Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass.
Margaret “Peggy” Roe Cortwright, Park Forest, Ill., retired as a social work administrator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
John I. and Donna Skaggs Crossman live in Westerville, Ohio. John continues to work for the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Karen is a senior lecturer in the sociology department at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Jere C. Flint, a staff conductorand cellist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Georgia, also directs the Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Nancy Gould Madar, Manchester, Conn., has retired as a biology teacher from Wethersfield High School. She is now a consultant for the Connecticut Academy for Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, Middletown, Conn.
John P. Pasinski, Woodbury, Minn., has retired from his position with 3M.
Carol B. Purdy, Westbury, N.Y., has joined the New York City Soundpainting Orchestra. Soundpainting is the composing/conducting system created for musicians, dancers, actors, poets and visual artists working in the medium of structured improvisation.
Merry Meilander Vargo moved to an 84-acre tree farm in Woodsfield, Ohio. She has also published her first novel, I, Terrorist, an alternative history of 9/11.
Linda Hardison Hartley retired as a senior associate with C.B. Richard Ellis Inc., Albuquerque, N.M. She now spends winters in Tucson, Ariz., and summers in Albuquerque, N.M. to maximize her golf opportunities. Her other interests include travel, art, and visiting with her children and grandchildren.
Thomas J. Heil, a Lutheran pastor, is with Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coshocton, Ohio.
Robert J. Hrebeck has been appointed to his 20th consecutive one-year term as an assistant county counsel for the County of Monmouth in New Jersey. He continues to practice law in Wall, N.J., specializing in labor relations, while maintaining a small farm raising beef .
Winifred Williams Humphrys is semi-retired and lives in Saddle Brooke, Ariz. She has enjoyed traveling to Australia, New Zealand, the British Isles and Europe.
Holly Portz Koiro retired from the childcare assistance program with the State of Texas. She is a physical therapy assistant at TStar Aquatic Physical Therapy, Midland, Texas.
David E. Larson is an attorney practicing with Altick & Corwin Co. L.P.A., Dayton, Ohio.
David A. Hammond, Queen Creek, Ariz., is a pilot with American Airlines.
Kenneth W. Jr. and Paula Carhart Hilston ’71, live in Raynham, Mass. Kenneth is pastor of First Lutheran Church. Paula is a program director with Port Resources.
Barbara E. Irvine is with the Driftwood Music Services Co. in Texas.
Paul R. Lockwood II, Oak Harbor, Ohio, is treasurer/CFO of Port Clinton City Schools. He has been named the “Outstanding School Board Member in Northwest Ohio” and an “All-Ohio School Board Member” by the Ohio School Boards Association. He is the Erie-Huron-Ottawa Educational Service Center’s governing board vice president and the EHOVE school board president.
Jay S. Reis is an associate broker with Prudential Florida WCI Realty, Naples, Fla.
Robert J. and Mary Ensign Shoop ’69 live in Manhattan, Kan. Bob, professor of educational law and senior scholar in the Leadership Studies Program in the College of Education at Kansas State University, is the author of Sexual Exploitation in Schools: How to Spot It and Stop It, his 14th book. Mary is a professor at Washburn University, Topeka, Kan.
Randall S. Simon owns Continental Investments, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
John N. and Audrey Wamer Speer have moved to Lottsburg, Va., the tranquil “northern neck” of Virginia, after Audrey retired from her position as an accounts payable manager with Owens & Minor. John, who is active in antiquing, has joined the N.N. Sailing Association, as well as the Rappahannock Art League. He says, “If I’m not boating, I’ll be painting!” Audrey, who hosted the annual 1968 Chi Omega reunion, enjoys canoeing and learning to play Mah Jongg.
Joyce Coyne Dyer, Hudson, Ohio, is director of writing and professor of English at Hiram College. She recently published her fourth book, Gum-Dipped: A Daughter Remembers Rubber Town, the story of growing up in Akron, Ohio, in Firestone Park, the rubber community Harvey S. Firestone built for his workers and executives in 1916.
Harry R. and Julia Remsberg Kinlaw live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Harry is an orthodontist. The Ohio Dental Association has presented Julia a 2003 Humanitarian Award for her work with the Shoulder to Shoulder program, which provides services, including health care, to a remote community in Honduras.
Daniel J. Hostetler was recognized as “Citizen of the Year” by the Smithville, Ohio, Ruritan Club for being a model citizen who gives back to his community. A past Ruritan president, he has contributed his legal expertise to community service groups and administers the Mishler Trust Fund. He is a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and has served on the boards of the Wayne County Red Cross, Relay for Life, Smithville Cemetery and Wittenberg University.
John M. Hyman is president of North American Machine Sales, Philadelphia, Pa.
David A. and Michele Mills Poling ’70, live in Graham, Texas. David owns a woodworking business, Copperhead Oaks Woodworks and a gunsmithing business, Possum Kingdom Munitions. Michele is a construction project leader with Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Marjorie A. Sharp, Canton, Mich., is an occupational therapist with the Detroit Public Schools Early Intervention Diagnosis.
Elisabeth Headrick Braughler is a museum educator/program director at the Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Thomas W. Bullock, Metairie, La., is managing director: Louisiana, Mississippi and southern Alabama with the Prudential Insurance Company of America.
David C. Stuckwisch is superintendent of the Portsmouth City Schools in Virginia.
Diane L. Croft, West Roxbury, Mass., is vice president for marketing and publishing with National Braille Press Inc., Boston, Mass.
David J. DeBlander, Pensacola Beach, Fla., owns Pro Clean Carpet Cleaning Inc., Pensacola, Fla.
Brian H. Head, retail advertising print production manager with JCPenney, enjoys cruising in his modified’57 Chevy in Carrollton, Texas.
Comcast, a cable company in New Mexico, has named William C. Kent as area vice president and general manager of operations for New Mexico and Tucson. He will be based in Albuquerque, N.M.
Blane W. and Linda Cardillo McCoy ’74 live in Brecksville, Ohio. Blane is an orthopedic surgeon with Southwest Orthopedics. Linda serves as the office manager.
Christopher C. Colenda III is dean of the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, College Station, Texas. An alumnus and former faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., he has been named its “2003 Alumni Star in Medicine” for his leadership in the field of geriatric psychiatry.
Christine M. Gilbert, St. Petersburg, Fla., is a contracts manager with WRS Infrastructure and Environment Inc., Tampa, Fla. The treasurer of two homeowners’ associations, she travels extensively.
Hilary K. Greene is a quality coordinator with the Andrew Residence, Minneapolis, Minn.
In 2003, Katherine Bryan Hollingsworth retired from her position as president/CEO of National City Bank, Southwest, Dayton, Ohio, and was honored as a “Woman of Influence.” She is now a partner with Consensus Solutions, LLC.
Carolyn Andersen Percifield is director of strategic planning and assessment for the College of Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
Paul A. and Cynthia “Cici” Pierce Liefeld ’76 live in Sewickley, Pa. Cynthia has been appointed interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Kathy A. Palker, Medina, Ohio, is vice president of sales and marketing with U.S.
Worldwide Inc./Brand New World, High Point, N.C. Donna Metzger Stelzer, Springfield, Ohio, is director of student services and human resources with the Madison- Champaign Educational Service Center, Urbana, Ohio.
J.A. “Chip” Meyrelles is a playwright-composer in Incline Village, Nev.
Florence Landay Moore, Pasadena, Calif., is a subcontract administrator with Northrup Grumman Corp., Hawthorne, Calif.
Nancy Schmidt Neill retired as national field sales manager with Reckitt and Caman Co., Suwanee, Ga. Following the death of her husband, Nancy moved to Wilmington, N.C., where she is pursuing her master’s degree in educational administration at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Neil J. Watko, Pittsburgh, Pa., is an account manager with Cisco Systems Inc.
Peter A. Loeffler, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is a senior vice president with Union Planters Bank, Coral Gables, Fla.
Dara L. Myers, Mahwah, N.J., married Santiago D. Orozco, June 10, 2002. Dara is a principal with Select Professional Help.
Elliot D. Rosen, Takoma Park, Md., is a managing partner with BayFirst Solutions, Washington, D.C. Elliot is active with the Gallaudet University Board of Associates, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, the Tifereth Israel Congregation and the City of Takoma Park, Md.
Nancy Flood Staley, Davidson, N.C., is a vice president with Wachovia, Charlotte, N.C.
Michael J. West, Boardman, Ohio, owns Canfield Medical Supply, Canfield, Ohio.
Daniel K. and Karen Ludwig Yourd are teachers with the Moon Area School District in Moon Township, Pa.
David G. DeMarco received his M.A. in medical ethics from Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. He is a physician practicing in Cambridge, Mass.
Molly Kuhn Fitz is a landscape sales manager/designer with Siebenthaler Co., Dayton, Ohio.
Robert L. and Kathryn Bowen Irvin ’79 live in Libertyville, Ill. Bob, who has served 25 years in local government management, has completed his 10th year as village manager in Lincolnshire, Ill.
Nick Jr. and Kim Glatz Majetich live in Carmichael, Calif. Nick is an interventional cardiologist with Regional Cardiology Associates. and dean of faculty at Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Kathy A. Palker, Medina, Ohio, is vice president of sales and marketing with U.S. Worldwide Inc./Brand New World, High Point, N.C. Donna Metzger Stelzer, Springfield, Ohio, is director of student services and human resources with the Madison- Champaign Educational Service Center, Urbana, Ohio.
Joye M. Carter, founder of J&M Forensic Consulting, Houston, Texas, is the author of My Strength Comes From Within, an autobiography, and I Speak For The Dead.
Brenda Hall Kresse, Houston, Texas, and her husband, John, announce the birth of Emma Lee, Jan. 15, 2002.
Mary Miller Johnston, Wilmington, Del., was appointed Delaware superior court judge in October 2003. Before her appointment she had served as chief counsel of the Delaware Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
Thomas S. Tingley, Florence, Ky., is a pilot with Northwest Airlines, Detroit, Mich.
Jennifer Goshorn Ward, Laguna Niguel, Calif., and her husband, Carey, announce the birth of Carson, Jan. 22, 2003.
Laura A. Shaw, Norwalk, Conn., is a senior coordinator of cycle planning with News America Marketing, Wilton, Conn. She is currently serving as commander of Norwalk Sail and Power Squadron, a nonprofit organization dedicated to safe boating through education, civic service and fraternity.
Pamela Lewis Erlandson, Lake Oswego, Ore., owns A Children’s Place, a bookstore in Portland, Ore.
Guy L. Gerbick, an associate dean of students/dean of residential life at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Calif., is pursuing his Ph.D. in higher education at Claremont Graduate University.
Alice Treumann Ripley, Farmington, Mo., is an attorney practicing with T.J. Mullin & Associates, Clayton, Mo.
Linda H. Singer has been promoted to director at BlackRock, an investment adviser in New York, N.Y.
Craig J. Tice, Jamesville, N.Y., is an instructor at Skaneateals.
Cynthia A. Crane is an English professor at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, and the author of Divided Lives.
Delaware governor, Ruth Ann Minner, has nominated Mary Miller Johnston to fill the vacant associate superior court judgeship in New Castle County. Mary, chief counsel in the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, has worked in private practice and as a staff attorney for the Delaware Supreme Court. She also served as president of the nonprofit organization, Children and Families First. Mary lives in Wilmington, Del.
Thomas B. Jr. and Darlene Snyder Jones ’84 live in Warren, Ohio. Thomas, an orthopedic surgeon, is with North East Ohio Orthopedics.
Laura Nandrasy Kloiber, Northville, Mich., is a consultant with Arbonne International. A member of the Women’s Economic Club of Detroit, she serves as an elder at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Brian P. Mahon, Medina, Ohio, is a deputy clerk with the City of Cleveland.
Paul A. Schreck, Round Lake Beach, Ill., is an executive assistant to the secretary with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago, Ill.
Andrew R. and Lori Beth McRoberts Steiner ’81 live in Dublin, Ohio. Andrew is vice president of finance with Red Capital Group, Columbus, Ohio. Lori is a senior vice president with Dominion Homes.
Sandra Smith Watson is a consultant with Creative Memories, Mesa, Ariz.
Michael G. and Sarah
Smithers Minnich live in
DeGraff, Ohio. Michael is
president of NetGain
Bellefontaine, Ohio. Founder of
The Lighthouse, a local thrift
store, he is an active volunteer
for the Boy Scouts of America,
and a past chair and current
member of the Logan County
Chamber of Commerce. He has
also been named vice chair of the
Dean J. Nolle, Margate, Fla., and his wife, Amy, announce the birth of Timothy James, Sept. 17, 2002. Dean teaches at Coral Springs Christian Academy while pursuing his master of divinity degree at Knox Theological Seminary.
Jennifer Henfling Parker, Moseley, Va., is a regional manager with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Richmond, Va.
James E. Rudolph is president and CEO of Rudolphs Foods Co., Lima, Ohio.
David S. Spengler, Tokyo, Japan, served as the economic/ finance consultant for the recently published Big (Green) Kenkyusha, a Japanese-to- English dictionary.
Michael L. Smith, Norwood, Ohio, is an intervention specialist with the Loveland City Schools while pursuing his M.S. in special education at the University of Cincinnati.
Michael E. Elfers, who spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Niagara University men’s basketball team in New York, has resigned to relocate in Ohio.
Gayle Morton Holtman, director of districts and residencies at the VSA Arts of Indiana, Indianapolis, Ind., teaches an arts and theology class for fifth and sixth graders at Trinity Episcopal Church, and volunteers with a secondgrade class at a local school.
Jeanine Hurley, Boyds, Md., received her Ph.D. in English language and literature from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2002. She teaches high school English with the Montgomery County Public Schools.
Beth Brucker Kane, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and her husband, Patrick, announce the birth of Morgan Grace, Aug. 4, 2003.
Tamara B. Lipke, Henrietta, N.Y., has been appointed principal of Brookview and Listwood Schools in the West Irondequoit Central School District, Rochester, N.Y.
Harold L. and Susan Schroer Parmelee ’87 live in South Glastonbury, Conn. Harold is vice president of Hogblom Builders, North Haven, Conn. Susan, a homemaker, is an active volunteer at her church, her children’s schools and in her community.
Erica Laux Parnisari, Bellville, Ohio, is teaching dissection classes at Richland Academy, Mansfield, Ohio.
Cheryl Meese Peterson, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wis., is pursuing her Ph.D. in theology at Marquette University.
Theodore A. Somes, Honolulu, Hawaii, is chief, northeast Asia strategy branch, with the U.S. Air Force stationed at Hickam Air Force Base.
Lynn Ellis Titche, Bedford, Ind., is a placement coordinator at Indiana University.
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