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In February 2005, Elwood V. Jensen received the Lasker Award, known as the American Nobel Prize, for his breakthrough research that involved endocrine disorders and how hormones influence heart disease and cancer of the prostate and thyroid. His work led to a treatment of breast-cancer patients. He is a visiting professor in the department of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for Molecular Studies in Ohio.
A. Benjamin Snellings, an independent businessman in Raleigh, N.C., has been elected to the presidential board of advisers at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.
Karl E. and Karen Eickhoff Weick live in Ann Arbor, Mich. Karl, the Rensis Likert Distinguished University Professor of organizational behavior and psychology at the University of Michigan, accepted the 2004 Fort Findlay Award in September 2004 from the Findlay Rotary Club in Ohio.
Arbutus Press has recently published Camptown. This book, which contains 150 years of stories from Camptown, Ky., is the first by Kenneth L. Grimes of Traverse City, Mich.
Judith Greim Tucker, Oakland, Calif., is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. In 2004, she received her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies with a specialization in psychology from Union Institute and University.
John D. Ludwick, Pewaukee, Wis., has retired as vice president of human resources with Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp., Milwaukee, Wis.
William C. Martin recently received the U.S. Olympic Committee’s highest honor, the General Douglas MacArthur Award, for his leadership as acting president of the USOC during one of the most critical periods in the organization’s history. Bill lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.
James A. Wilson has retired as an assistant U.S. attorney with the Dept. of Justice at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Dayton, Ohio. He now has a private law practice in Centerville, Ohio.
James R. Wilson Sr. has retired as president and CEO of the Citizens National Bank, Urbana, Ohio.
H. Gene ’66S and Judith Brooks Templar ’65, live in Lexington, Ky. Gene was recently named pastor emeritus of Faith Lutheran Church where he served for more than 10 years during the 1970s and 1980s.
Alexander M. “Sandy” Turner is a marketing manager with Inland Paperboard and Packaging Inc., Graphics Resource Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
Holly Portz Koiro, Midland, Texas, has retired as a community volunteer for Prevent Blindness and St. Andrews Presbyterian Mission Preschool.
In June 2004, Janice Trautman Gault was honored as a retiring seventh-grade science teacher by the Logan-Hocking School Board in Logan, Ohio, for her 24 years of service with the district.
Roger K. McElroy is a clinical psychologist practicing in Westerville, Ohio, while continuing as a clinical faculty member at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He lives in Canal Winchester, Ohio.
McDonald Financial Group has announced the recent appointment of John Schwemlein as a managing director. He will also continue to serve as branch manager and investment adviser at the company’s Chillicothe office in Ohio.
Robert J. and Mary Ensign Shoop ’69 live in Manhattan, Kan., where Bob serves as a professor of educational law and senior scholar in leadership studies at Kansas State University. As faculty representative to Kansas State’s Athletics Council with expertise in sexual abuse and harassment of students and student-athletes, he has made guest appearances on the Today Show, Day and Date, CNN and Outside the Lines. Mary is a professor at Washburn University of Topeka.
C. Christopher Wood has held faculty positions in the School of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences at Yale University, New Haven, Conn. He is also trained in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, and his research interests include brain imaging and modeling and biological computation. The Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico has appointed Chris its vice president.
Brent A. Dearbaugh, New Albany, Ohio, retired in 2004 from his position as principal of Beechcroft High School, Columbus, Ohio.
Thomas W.D. Guthrie, King George, Va., was chosen as one of 37 organists to play at the 50th anniversary of the Organ Historical Society in southeastern Massachusetts. Thom is director of music ministries at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodbridge, Va.
The highlights of the career of Donald Hinkle, Shillington, Pa., include serving as director of music at Trinity Lutheran Church from 1969 to 1996; as founder/artistic director of Berks Classical Children’s Chorus, 1992-2005; as choral director for Gov. Mifflin High School Spring Swings, 1997 to 2005; and as organist at Reformation Lutheran Church, Reiffton, 2000 to 2005. His retirement was recently featured in an article in the Reading Eagle.
Former University of Hawaii football coach Robert C. Wagner has been asked to be part of the voting panel to determine a Bowl Championship Series national champion in college football. Bob, who lives in Hilo, Hawaii, is athletics director at Kamehameha Schools.
Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, has announced the appointment of Mary Ann Springer Willis of Canal Winchester, Ohio, as the director of career services.
James W. Knowles received his master of social work degree from the University at Albany, State University of New York, in May 2005. He has been called to serve as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brattleboro, Vt.
Kelley Hanlon Griswold is with the Greenwood School District in Millerstown, Pa.
Lee Fraissinet Hubbard teaches health at Woodbury Middle School in Connecticut.
James F. Thrasher, Elk Grove, Calif., is a human rights consultant for region 2 with the California Teacher Association, Citrus Heights, Calif.
Carlee Rader Drummer, Lake Forest, Ill., is the new executive director of college advancement at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Ill.
Mark R. Riegel, an attorney, specializes in personal injury and insurance litigation with Dagger Johnston Miller Ogilvie & Hampson LLP, Lancaster, Ohio.
James A. Splitt is co-pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg, Ind.
Robert W. Fisher is a financial adviser/retirement planning specialist with MorganStanley, Appleton, Wis.
Larry H. James is a partner with Crabbe Brown & James LLP, a full-service law firm with an 80-year history in Columbus, Ohio. The firm received the 2004 Corporate Caring Award in the arts and humanities small company category for their services to Central Ohio nonprofits.
David S. and Becky Hooker Johnson, who live in Burlington, N.C., have many fond memories of Wittenberg and are thankful for the excellent education they received. David, who practices pediatric medicine, is president of Burlington Pediatrics.
Columbiana County municipal court judge Robert C. Roberts, formerly of Salem, Ohio, has retired after serving 17 years on the bench, with a total of 30 years of service in county government. He has moved to Beaufort, S.C.
ATA Airlines Inc. has named Mark S. Suman of Las Vegas, Nev., managing director of market planning.
Michael G. Connors, Perris, Calif., is a regional service manager with the Hach Co., a global water analysis company.
Jack A. Efta, Westlake, Ohio, is a special assistant public relations director with the Cleveland Indians.
Deborah J. Fullerton, Columbus, Ohio, is a photo editor for the McGraw-Hill Learning Group.
Daniel J. Garrett is a certified specialist in poison information with the Central Ohio Poison Center, Columbus, Ohio.
Richard H. and Margaret Sievert Goodlin ’71, live in Baltimore, Md. Richard is pastor of St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Margaret is a senior language analyst with the Department of Defense.
Edward C. and Suzanne Stevenson Teague celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this year. They live in Redmond, Wash., where Ed is with the Guidant Corp., a distributor of cardiovascular products.
Thomas H. Hall, Kent, Ohio, has been promoted to first vice president, investments/investment officer with Wachovia Securities. He is also active in community and civic affairs.
Pamela Hotel Loutham, Milford, Ohio, married Dewain Poe, Aug. 13, 2004.
Robert S. Macaulay is an independent distributor of healthy living products such as air and water purifications systems with Ecoquest International, Dayton, Ohio.
Richard L. Myers is an account manager with Morgal Machine Tool Co., Springfield, Ohio.
The career of Linda Gillespie Stuntz as a lawyer who has impacted the federal energy policy in several ways has brought her national recognition in the award-winning weekly Washington, D.C. newspaper LegalTimes. Linda, who has been named one of the top 10 energy lawyers in the Washington, D.C., area, is working on a matter that stands to break new ground at the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission.
Milton O. Thompson, president of the Indianapolis-based Grand Slam Companies and a sports and entertainment attorney, has agreed to partner with WXLW-AM 950, a local ESPN Radio affiliate, to host and produce “Playing for Keeps,” a weekly sports business radio program. Milton, a certified adviser with the National Basketball Association and National Football League, is on the board of directors of the Indiana Sports Corp., Indianapolis Indians and several not-for-profit organizations.
David V. Whitacre, Hilliard, Ohio, is a controller with First Investment Co., Columbus, Ohio.
Peter J. and Ginna Harra Woessner ’77, live in Empire, Mich. Peter is with Dayton Supply and Tool. Ginna is a guidance counselor at Glen Lake High School.
Robin W. Vugteveen is director of marketing and outreach with the Flandrau Science Center, Tucson, Ariz.
Brian R. and Barbara Kaufmann Larson, MSM ’80, live in Port Orange, Fla., where Brian serves as cantor at All Saints Lutheran Church. He also serves as region 2 president of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. Barbara, director of music at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Orange City, Fla., is an accompanist in the Music School at Stetson University, DeLand, Fla.
Jeffery A. Lococo, Sandusky, Ohio, has been promoted to vice president of resort operations with Great Wolf Resorts Inc.
Mary Winsley Opanasets is director of alumni relations and the annual fund at Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, Mass.
Malcolm Riggle, Worthington, Ohio, is president and owner of Columbus-based Outlook Media Inc.
Gary W. and Penny Collins Sitler ’80 live in Granville, Ohio, where Gary, a geologist, recently presented at Denison University a review of the history and petroleum potential of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Gary worked with Marathon Oil Co. for five years and in the Appalachian Basin for 23 years.
Timothy P. Whitacre is an oil and gas consultant with Red Moose Resources, Freeport, Maine.
William G. and Vinnie Limbacher Finlay ’78 live in Marietta, Ga. Vinnie is a medical technologist with Quintiles Laboratories, Smyrna, Ga.
L. Samuel Hooper, leader of the Sam Hooper Group, is a jazz musician who has released a new CD, East, which was recorded in March in Shanghai, China, near the end of a four-month tour of China and Japan. Two songs from this CD were featured on the daytime television shows, All My Children and The Young and the Restless.
Julie Douglass Wagenhouser, Columbiana, Ohio, teaches at the Western Reserve High School, Berlin Center, Ohio.
George A. Buckley Jr. of Streamwood, Ill., received honorable mention in the 2003 Coulter Cup from the International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. The award is presented annually to the graduate member of the fraternity who has contributed the most to an undergraduate chapter. George works with the fraternity’s Sigma Chapter at Wittenberg and has served four years on its board of directors.
Charles W. and Laurie Cain Delaney live in Sylvania, Ohio. Laurie is an art instructor with Artworks.
Gregg A. Greer, Lexington, Ky., is president of Bluegrass Business Growth LLC, a business consulting company.
Carl E. Guenther has recorded an album of piano music, a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary praise and worship songs, to raise money for the American Cancer Society in memory of his wife who died last year. Carl, who lives in Wilmington, Ohio, performs with a praise band.
Douglas E. Lumpkin, chief operating and information officer for the state auditor of Ohio, has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of Maryhaven. This facility operates 20 highly specialized behavioral health programs certified by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Mental Health. Douglas lives in Columbus, Ohio.
J. Patrick O’Conner received the 2005 Award of Distinction from Ohio University’s College of Health and Human Services School of Recreation and Sport Sciences. Pat, of St. Petersburg, Fla., is vice president and chief operating officer of the North American Professional Baseball League.
Cynthia G. Rohrer has moved to Marietta, Ga.
Timothy P. Sulken recently commemorated the 20th anniversary of his dental practice in Fostoria, Ohio.
David W. Dennis is an IT manager with Aerospace International Materials Inc., Camp Dennison, Ohio.
Mark J. Ehlers, Horsham, Pa., is an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Philadelphia, Pa. He also serves as chair of the policy council with the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Pa., and on the advocacy committee at Reformation Lutheran Church.
Edward S. and Janice Blaney Hauck live in Bethesda, Md. Ed is president of Healthy Directions LLC, Potomac, Md.
Timothy E. and Hilary Knapp Kremchek ’82 live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tim, of Beacon Orthopaedics, serves as team sports physician for Indian Hill High School, as chief orthopaedic physician and medical director for the Cincinnati Reds and as chief orthopaedic surgeon and medical director of the Cincinnati Cyclones professional hockey team. He also finds the time to serve as the athletics program’s team doctor at Wittenberg and recently established a sports medicine practice in Springfield, Ohio, through a partnership with Community Hospital.
Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, selected photographer Lois A. Raimondo for the scholar-in-residence program for this academic year.
Daniel G. Roth is a candidate for mayor of Vermilion, Ohio. Dan, president of the City Council, owns the Gilchrist Guest House Bed & Breakfast.
Stephen D. Sandbo of Columbus, Ohio, has turned his passion for college sports into a successful business. After 25 years experience in the grocery industry, he has founded Collegiate Snacks, a company that distributes snack foods in college-logo packaging to major chains and independent grocers.
Connie Flood Schubert lives in Oberlin, Ohio, where she is a financial manager with NCI Ltd., a preschool teacher at First Church and a consultant with Longaberger.
Russell D. Weinberg, Berkeley Heights, N.J., is a product and markets trainer with Hoffmann La-Roche, Nutley, N.J.
Sherrill Lowe Wilson, Fairfield Glade, Tenn., is director of rehabilitation with the Life Care Center of Sparta.
Ann Rinderknecht Yeago, Columbia, S.C., makes and sells handcrafted jewelry items through her business, Uncommon Adornments.
Leslie A. Yerkes celebrates her 19th year as the owner of Catalyst Consulting Group Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, and announces the release of her fourth business book, They Just Don’t Get It! Changing Resistance into Understanding. She lives in Bratenahl, Ohio.
Kenneth R. Saltzman recently stage managed his fifth Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Yuletide Celebration after stage managing Rigoletto and Faust for the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit. He also served as stage manager for a world premiere opera for Michigan Opera Theatre and production manager for the 23rd season of the Springfield Summer Arts Festival. He makes his home in Rochester, N.Y., and in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.
Special guest and principal trumpet Richard T. Scranton performed Hummel’s “Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra” for the last concert of the season with the Westerville Symphony. Richard, a resident of Columbus, Ohio, also regularly performs as solo cornetist with the Scioto Valley Brass and Percussion Co. He has also performed with the Springfield Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera, Middletown Symphony, Columbus Light Opera and Cincinnati Symphony.
Janet Bulakowski Varan recently received a customer service excellence award for her work as a project manager, data processing in the Division of Budget, Finance and Information Technology with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Janet lives in Ewing, N.J.
Lois McKnight Ellison, Milford, Ohio, is a community development director with the Deerfield Township of Warren County, Loveland, Ohio.
William C. Haggis II has accepted a call to be pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Van Wert, Ohio.
Thomas P. and Janiece London Schubert ’84 live in Norwalk, Ohio. Tom is an investment representative with Edward Jones. Janiece is a homemaker.
Margaret L. Sundquist is the data coordinator of the NIH funded multi-center research study of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). She is pursuing a master’s of public health degree in biostatistics at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.
Richard B. Tossey, a sales consultant with Duffy Homes, has received numerous awards from the Building Industry of America. He lives in Grove City, Ohio.
K. David Weidner, Washington, D.C., is president/founder of Capital City Technical Consulting Inc.
W. Mark Wigmore is president and CEO of St. Paul Re, Morristown, N.J.
Kevin P. and Karen Kirchhoff Kutz ’83 live in Naperville, Ill. Burson-Marsteller, the leading global communications consultancy, has named Kevin director of its new midwest technology practice.
Steven E. McFarland is chief finance officer of the Town of Estes Park, Colo., where he lives with his wife, Norah Richardson McFarland ’85.
Derek T. McKelvey, Phoenix, Ariz., is a program manager with Motorola, Tempe, Ariz.
Tracy Fullen Storts, Mason, Ohio, is a budget and expense control officer with Ohio National Life Insurance, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jeffrey L. Wilson, Doylestown, Pa., is director of Shire Pharmaceuticals, Wayne, Pa.
Erick A. Wilund, Bayside, N.Y., is an art director with Polyvision Corp., Long Island City, N.Y.
Gregory A. Wolfe is a partner with Grove Properties LLC, Boston, Mass.
Christopher L. and Ramah Pawling Hackett live in Shavertown, Pa. Chris, president of One-Source Staffing Solutions, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was recently elected to the board of directors of the 2005 Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry.
Elizabeth Haid Lautner is U.S. program director with the China Care Foundation, West Chester, Ohio.
Choice Hotels has hired Anne Conway Madison of Columbia, Md., as its vice president for communications.
Steven J. Sletten is a vice president with Sanchez Industrial Design Inc., Middleton, Wis.
Timothy J. Weber, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, teaches fifth grade at Leighton Elementary School, Aurora, Ohio.
Marcus Thomas LLC, a leading integrated communications firm in Cleveland, Ohio, has promoted Timothy R. Bennett to the position of director of editorial services. Tim lives in Bedford, Ohio.
Charles R. Manak is a counsel–international with IDT Corp., Newark, N.J. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Merignac, France.
Eric G. and Diane Avers Saupe live in Middletown, Ohio. Eric is a realtor with Sibcy Cline in Centerville, Ohio.
Theodore A. “Tad” Somes, Honolulu, Hawaii, is chief of the organization and doctrine division with Kenney Headquarters at Hickam Air Force Base.
Paulette M. Welch is a marketing assistant with Cleveland Metroparks in Ohio.
Michael S. Ziegler is an assistant attorney general with the Consumer Protection Section, Columbus, Ohio.
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