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Juanita Harter Hart, Wethersfield, Conn., has retired as an assistant with the caring ministries at First Church of Christ.
Linda Osborn Madsen, Kaukauna, Wis., has retired from her position as a business education instructor at Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, Wis.
Helen Arthur March, Glenview, Ill., is a secretary with Northbrook School District 27.
Robert C. and Muriel Richey Myers ’58 live in Carol Stream, Ill. Robert has retired as head athletics director at Westinghouse High School. Muriel is a secretary to the chief of the Carol Stream Police Department.
James H. and Mary Schofer Nichols live in Chapin, S.C. Mary has retired as executive director with the Nurturing Center.
Albert F. Schultheis, Maplewood, N.J., is a consultant with Merrill Lynch, Florham Park, N.J.
David B. Stacy is retired and living in Fort Myers, Fla.
Shelby Moon Haley has retired as a teacher with the Tiffin City Schools in Ohio.
After serving for four years through the division for global mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Kenneth T. Michnay has retired and moved to Muskegon, Mich. He taught English at the Lutheran Seminary in Bratislava, Slovakia, and worked in the foreign affairs department of the office of the general bishop of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession.
Suzanne Sherkel Nagle, DuBois, Pa., has retired as a French teacher/department head from the Clearfield Area High School.
Charles W. and Janette Printz Snyder ’64 live in Uniontown, Ohio. Charles is president of Snyder Agency Inc. Janette has retired as a music teacher with the North Canton City Schools.
James T. Render, head coach with the Upper St. Clair football team, recorded his 300th career victory recently. Since 1979, Jim has constructed a program that has captured 17 conference titles, four district titles, and a state title in 1989. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Craig K. Scobie is Wittenberg’s regional admission representative in Chicago, Ill.
William D. Grafflin, Springfield, Ohio, has retired as a teacher with the Urbana City Schools.
Anne Schweizer vanGiessen, Mattawan, Mich., has retired as an administrative assistant with Northwestern Mutual Life.
Dennis A. Wheeler is retired and living in Hale, Mich.
Bernice Benjamin Coop, Peapack, N.J., is an operation specialist with HSBC International Bank.
Strasburger & Price LLP is pleased to announce that Kathryn Midboe Darling has joined its Austin, Texas, office as a partner, specializing in health law. She was recently named a “Best Lawyer in America.”
R. Christian and Norma Swadner Hansen live in Hixson, Tenn. Christian is senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church. Norma has retired as director of manufacturing operations with Modular Industrial Computers.
Larry J. Houff, Chelan, Wash., has been named interim pastor of Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center in the Cascade Mountains.
Jacqueline McClaran, Wytham Village, Oxford, England, directs the faculty development program, provides hospital administrative duties in bed day utilization and discharge planning and plays in the doctors’ orchestra at the University of Oxford Medical School.
Bruce F. Romer, the chief administrative officer for Montgomery County in Maryland, was recently inducted as a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration. He serves as vice-chair of the board of directors of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority and on the board of directors of the Public Technology Institute. He lives in Laytonsville, Md.
John H. and Donna Aikey Knox of Wadsworth, Ohio, have retired as teachers with the Akron Public Schools.
James J. Lakso is provost and vice president for student development at Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa.
Jeffrey C. and Karen Bishop Pfister ’68 live in New Providence, N.J. Jeffrey is a sales manager with Equant. Karen teaches at The Pingry School.
The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected Sherman G. Hicks to serve a four-year term as executive director of its multicultural ministries. He has served as mission director of the ELCA Delaware-Maryland Synod in Baltimore and ELCA Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod.
Frank C. Nicholson Jr., Clemmons, N.C., is in the accounting department of Krispy Kreme Donuts, Winston Salem, N.C.
David W. Richardson is an oracle consultant with CSC, Herndon, Va.
Robert J. and Mary Ensign Shoop ’69 live in Manhattan, Kan. Bob is a professor of education law and senior scholar in the leadership studies program at Kansas State University. His 16th book, An Anatomy of a Court Case, was published in 2005.
Stanley D. Bortel Jr., a retired officer and pilot with the U.S. Air Force, lives in Bowling Green, Ohio. He has served as a former member of the City Council, chaired the planning, zoning and economic development committee, chaired the sidewalk commission, was vice-chair of the committee for increased fire/police protection, was a member of the citizens committee for the West Side Fire Station and was past president of the Wood County Regional Airport Authority.
Theodore D. Fraker is a professor of medicine at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He lives in New Albany, Ohio.
Gregory A. Groeber, Springfield, Ohio, has retired as president of Wright Brothers Packard Region and the Dayton Chapter Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Kerry L. Langdon, Cincinnati, Ohio, is the vice president of marketing with Target Marketing Inc.
Stratature Inc., a leader in enterprise dimension management and master data management software in Atlanta, Ga., announces the election of Stanley R. Starkey to its board of directors. Stanley lives in Chelsea, Mich.
Gregory A. and Pamela Sutherland Park ’72, live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Greg has been promoted to associate athletics director for business at Xavier University.
Ann M. Sheadel, Louisville, Ky., has retired from the office of the attorney general for the State of Kentucky.
Charles R. and Cathy Weisel Williamson ’71 live in Redondo Beach, Calif. Charles, executive vice president and former chair of the board and chief executive officer of Unocal Corp., retired Dec. 1, 2005.
Carol Witwer Fynn, Willoughby, Ohio, is serving on the Ohio Deparment of Education model curriculum development team in language arts. She teaches with the Kirtland Schools.
Susan C. Hawkes, Holley, N.Y., has retired as coordinator of college events from the State University of New York.
Maureen March Marshall, Barre, Mass., is superintendent of the Quabbin Regional School District.
Sonja Chernushin Sepic, Fairview Park, Ohio, is with the North Ridgeville Library.
Linda Alvin Thomas, Des Plaines, Ill, is a medical librarian at the Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove, Ill.
Ben R. and Pamela Bronson Giambrone ’73 live in Rochester, N.Y. Ben is president of Compire Inc.
Martin A. Mets Sr., Deerfield Beach, Fla., is director of maintenance and plant operations with the School District of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Donald E. and Deborah Moore Scott live in Lutherville, Md. Don is on the air as anchor of WJZ 13’s early morning newscast in Baltimore, Md., the newscast ranked second in the nation. He also anchors Eyewitness News at Noon providing viewers with daily mid-day news updates.
Deborah Gillespy Corbets, Cleveland, Ohio, teaches with the Solon City Schools.
David P. Dickson is an optometrist practicing in Columbus, Ohio.
Jon L. Fickert is retired and living in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Nancy Peterson Glidden is a consultant in Clayton, Ohio.
Paul L. Hagans, Lexington, Ky., has retired as a specialist with Toyota Motor Manufacturing.
Gary W. and Mary Adams Kopp live in South Vienna, Ohio. Mary is a secretary II with the Clark County Combined Health District, Springfield, Ohio.
Robert T. Kuhlman is a retired Lutheran minister living in Amarillo, Texas. He was the guest speaker at the 50th anniversary celebration of the congregation of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fairborn, Ohio, where he served as its first pastor.
Deborah Guenther Lischwe, Freeport, Ill., is a research data analyst with Health Systems Research, Rockford, Ill.
Kevin T. Orrock, Las Vegas, Nev., is president of Howard Hughes Corp.
Virginia Armato Price, Highland Park, Ill., is founder and CEO of Planet Canit LLC, a company specializing in custom design of tinware packaging, working in close collaboration with clients to produce high-impact packaging.
Ray S. Scharf is a supervisor with the State of Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, Ohio. He lives in London, Ohio.
Richard A. Beall is founder and director of Carolina International School, a public charter school near Charlotte, N.C. He lives in Harrisburg, N.C.
Richard F. Jr. and Lilly Schmidt Heil live in Springfield, Ohio. Dick is a partner with Martin, Browne, Hull & Harper Attorneys at Law. Lilly teaches at the Ridgewood School.
Randall A. Neff is a licensed clinical social worker at Kano Psychotherapy Ltd., Milwaukee, Wis.
Robert C. Oster, Hastings, Mich., is choral conductor at Jenison Junior/Senior High Schools in Michigan. In 2004 he was named “Teacher of the Year” by the Michigan School Vocal Music Association.
Karen Kline Ginsburg, Norwell, Mass., teaches voice wih the Boston Symphony.
Alexander N. Gish III, Chestertown, Md., is a communication systems specialist with Amtrak, Washington, D.C.
David W. Massie is a medical doctor in Mansfield, Ohio.
Marsha Johnson Weiss, Chelsea, Mass., is a musical therapist at New England Baptist Hospital.
Findlay City Schools in Ohio has named Dean A. Wittwer as superintendent.
Ward R. and Debra Pastor Clark ’77 live in South Lebanon, Ohio. Ward is vice president of credit with Integra Bank. Debra is a substitute teacher with the Kings Local School District.
Carol E. Clokey, Naples, Fla., owns C.C. Channeling, Stuart, Fla.
F. Thomas Dunn Jr. is serving as superintendent of the Troy Schools in Ohio.
Charlotte Weatherspoon Harris, Alliance, Ohio, is a licensed social worker.
Douglas L. Moore, Powell, Ohio, is an adjunct professor at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio.
The board of directors of Farmers Citizens Bank and FC Banc Corp. in Bucyrus, Ohio, has announced the appointment of Lawrence A. Morrison as director of the board. Larry is managing partner of Kleshinski, Morrison and Morris LLP in Mansfield, Ohio. He also serves as board president of Wynford Local School District, volunteers as assistant football coach at the high school and is the board secretary/treasurer of the Crawford County Development Board Inc.
Anita L. Zupan lives and works in Morgan Hill, Calif.
Timothy C. Carver, Foster, Ky., is a teacher and head football coach at Pendleton County High School.
Cheryl R. Davis, Erie, Colo., is director of the domestic violence offender management board with the State of Colorado, Denver.
Dana L. Hoover has accepted the position as pastor of First Christian Church in Sulphur, La.
J. Gregory Murphy has been named president and CEO of Community Bank of Naples in Florida.
David R. and Susan Gordon Prener live in Fairport, N.Y. David is a nurse practitioner with the Veterans’ Administration. Susan is executive director of Safe Journey, a transition program for survivors of domestic violence and their children.
James R. and Maria Zapis Wymer live in Westlake, Ohio. James, a CPA, is president of WXZ Development, Cleveland, Ohio.
John S. and Margaret “Peg” Ingersoll Zitzner live in Pepper Pike, Ohio. John is founder and president of E City, Cleveland, Ohio.
Leslie A. Bower, Newport Beach, Calif., is with Bower & Associates.
Robert W. Riedel is a production process manager with Praxair Inc., Simi Valley, Calif.
Janet L. Sturman, a pianist and professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, has been invited to speak at the Forum of International Music, a conference at the University of Tampico in Mexico.
Laura Leaycraft Bush is a special education instructional aid with the Carmel Clay School District in Indiana.
Robert S. Gordon, Montclair, Va., is a lieutenant colonel serving as director of aerial reconnaissance at SRA International Inc., Fairfax, Va.
David W. Herrick, Verona, N.J., is with Vogel Farina Inc., Summit, N.J.
Steven J. Jefferis, is a registered investment adviser with Stifel, Nicolaus and Co., Dublin, Ohio. He lives in Delaware, Ohio, and is active with the Parkinson’s Association of Central Ohio, the Delaware Elks, the Athletic Club of Columbus and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. He has been re-elected as a Delaware Township trustee.
Ellen Stilwell Leibold, Dayton, Ohio, is a librarian at Springboro High School.
Jeffery G. Orner of Arlington, is the U.S. Coast Guard's Deputy Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics and is a member of the Senior Executive Service.
David E. Porter, New Paris, Ohio, is a sales coordinator with Stock Building Supply, Dayton, Ohio.
George M. Ramsay, Waukegan, Ill., is with Hospira Inc., Lake Forest, Ill.
Jon K. and Margaret Wieczorek Reynard live in Upper Darby, Pa. Jon is an emergency room X-ray technician with Orthopedic Associates. Margaret is a claims processing manager with COMHAR Inc.
Kendrick R. Riggs, Louisville, Ky., is vice chair of the management committee with Stoll Keenon Ogden.
Richard A. Talda, Dayton, Ohio, is chair of the business litigation department with Coolidge, Wall, Womsley & Lombard. He has been named a “2006 Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics magazine.
Joseph A. Beckett, Marietta, Ohio, is an associate professor and director of the athletic training education program at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky.
Donald F. Bergenty II, Medford, N.J., owns the Marlton Guitar Gallery in the Shoppes at Elmwood.
Gregory W. and Rebecca Filkosky Edwards live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gregory is founder and president of Edwards Capital Corp.
Steven B. Garasky is an associate professor in the human development and family studies department at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Rodney C. Wilson lives in Lansing, Mich. A sports psychologist, he is a research analyst with the Michigan Department of Transportation. He is the author of “Sources of Sport Confidence of Masters Athletes,” a research article in the fall/winter 2004 issue of the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He was also featured in the October 2005 issue of Healthy and Fit Magazine and will be a contributing writer for the current year.
Michael J. and Sharon Dunphy Greitzer ’82 live in Springfield, Ohio. Michael is president of health care services and partner at Miller-Valentine Group. Sharon serves as president of the Wittenberg Guild and works at Wittenberg in its enrollment management office.
Michael L. Hackney, Groton, Mass., is with Authentica Inc., Lexington, Mass.
Linda M. Lutz is a managing partner with Great Life Wellness, Phoenix, Ariz.
Kathleen Bressoud Reichert has been named principal of Chestnut Elementary School with the Ashtabula Area City School District in Ohio.
Jennifer Heckler Versteed owns Pemberley and Plum, a new home decorating store in Springfield, Ohio.
Andrew R. Day was married to Anna Krawcow, Oct. 8, 2005. They live in Columbus, Ohio, where Andrew is employed by Reagent Chemical & Research Inc.
Charles M. Diez, Sewickley, Pa., is a consultant with Steelcase Inc., Dixonville Pa.
Barbara Mayer Evans is a marketing director with MedServe Equipment Corp., Palatine, Ill. She lives in Deer Park, Ill.
Ralph T. and Barbara Raby Gigliotti have moved to Raleigh, N.C. Ralph is the director of the Durham Veterans’ Administration Hospital, a 280-bed hospital affiliated with Duke University.
Alicia Sweet Hupp, Springfield, Ohio, serves as president of Sweet Manufacturing Co., a family business founded 50 years ago, which manufactures bulk material handling and processing systems in the agricultural, industrial, commercial and feed industries. The company is a 2005 recipient of the Governor’s “E” Award for Excellence in Exporting presented by the State of Ohio.
Jane Rose Jennings, Wayne, Pa., is director of human resources administration with SunCom Wireless.
David Redman owns and manages Redman Trucking and Farming in Huntsville, Ohio.
James R. Roewer, Herndon, Va., is executive director, Utility Solid Waste Activities Group, Washington, D.C.
Kenneth R. Saltzman, a freelance stage manager, is serving as production stage manager for the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Cincinnati Opera on the world premiere of Margaret Garner. He celebrated his 24th season as production manager for the Springfield Summer Arts Festival in Ohio and continues to work with the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Ken lives in Bradford, N.Y
Penny B. Chittenden, Skokie, Ill., is a certified massage therapist. In January 2005, she completed a marathon for the American Stroke Association in Phoenix, Ariz.
John F. “Jake” Kreilick returned to campus as a Wittenberg Fellow to discuss the ethical and political dilemmas he faces as an environmental activist. He is with the National Forest Protection Alliance and lives in Missoula, Mont.
DHR International in Cincinnati, Ohio, is pleased to announce that Theodore W. Plattenburg has joined the firm as executive vice president. He is also a member of DHR’s Nonprofit Practice Group.
Kevin J. Short, Hilliard, Ohio, is a sales director with Nationwide Financial.
First Federal Bank has announced the promotion of Martha Hiltner Woelke to vice president of its Bowling Green office in Ohio.
Marilyn L. Matevia, San Francisco, Calif., is a statistical programmer with the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, Calif.
Christopher L. and Anne Hackney Tremper ’86 live in Stafford, Va. Chris is a program manager with McNeil Technologies Inc.
Earl E. “Beau” Bolce owns Bolce Interiors, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Christi Moritz Brown, Lima, Ohio, has been re-elected to a four-year term as a Shawnee Township trustee of Allen County.
William E. Connelly, Waxhaw, N.C. is vice president of U.S. sales with Spineology Inc., St. Paul, Minn.
Thomas E. Herlihy, Geneseo, N.Y., is a managing director of RT Solutions LLC, Avon, N.Y.
Michael W. Jenkins, Waterford, Pa., is CFO with Erie Plastics, Corry, Pa.
Mark A. and Richelle Schmittgen Kennedy live in Needham, Mass. Richelle is a vice president, associate general counsel with Fidelity Investments, Boston, Mass.
Timothy J. Weber, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, teaches fifth grade at Leighton Elementary School in Aurora, Ohio. He also serves as education coordinator with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and program director for the Chagrin Valley Recreation Center.
Donald M. and Sarah Vincent Braxton ’84 live in Huntingdon, Pa. Donald, an ordained Evangelical Lutheran Church in America clergyman, is the J. Omar Good associate professor of religion and chair of the department of religion at
Juniata College. He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics in his area.
Iva Nusbaum Bunch, Wilmington, N.C., is a veterinarian at North College Road Animal Hospital.
Jennifer Kossow Hamant is an investment consultant in the Division of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. with Smith Barney, Columbus, Ohio.
Peter M. Herr, Lancaster, N.Y., teaches at St. Mary High School.
Peyton S. and Lizbeth Mooney Kay ’88 live in Bridgewater, Conn. Peyton is director of global alliances with Reuters, New York, N.Y.
Nancy A. Parish teaches kindergarten with the Sierra Stand Unified District, Ridgecrest, Calif.
Cheryl Meese Peterson, Columbus, Ohio, has joined the faculty at Trinity Lutheran Seminary as assistant professor of systematic theology.
Jamie J. Porter was married on June 25, 2005 to John Groby. Jamie is director of personal and career development with the Champaign County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Urbana, Ohio. She also is the creator of Art on Main, a program featuring original artwork, greeting cards and limited edition prints designed from images created by artists with disabilities.
Karen Speicher and James G. Murata were wed June 25, 2005. They live in Woodland Hills, Calif. Karen is an ordained pastor with the United Methodist Church.
Duane A. Watts is president and co-owner of Watts House of Insurance Inc., Bucyrus, Ohio. A member of First Presbyterian Church and the Kiwanis Club, he umpires for the Bucyrus Little League. Duane was selected to serve as a grand marshal of the local Mardi Gras Parade.
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