Arnold W. Meckstroth lives at Otterbein Retirement Community in St. Marys,
Ohio. Arnold, who spent his career as a minister at a variety of churches in Ohio, marked 70 years as a preacher in June. He attends services at First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, and he enjoys his new hobby of making
plaques and pencil holders out of seashells and old coins.
Robert C. and Barbara Stone Badertscher ’55 live in Jackson, Mich. Before retiring, Bob was the resident organist for the Calvary United Methodist Church in Jackson County for 23 years. He currently teaches organ and piano lessons, and often accompanies high school vocal performances. He performed with the Glasgow Organ Series at the Fayette Opera House.
Iowa Sister States has named Janet Hart Heinicke the recipient of the Robert D. Ray Award. Janet, of Indianola, Iowa, received the award in recognition of her service in various organizational capacities. She served as chair of the committee for relationships with Stavropol, Russia, and as chair of the committee concerned with relationships with Cherkassy, Ukraine. She has served as the
organization’s president and most recently as chair of the committee concerned with partnerships with the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. Janet also organized and chaired conferences on Islam in Iowa.
Michael O. and Cynthia Hackett Albl ’55 live in Cincinnati, Ohio. They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in August. Mike retired as director of systems and procedures at Federated Dept. Stores. Cynthia is a retired preschool director.
Poet Lianne Valleau Spidel of Greenville, Ohio, is a teacher of high school English and creative writing at Edison College. She conducts workshops for high school poets and local adults. Her poems have been published in Poetry, Shenandoah; English Journal, I Have My Own Song for It: Modern Poems of Ohio,
Passages North and several other publications. A member of the Greenville Poets, Lianne conducted a poetry reading at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center.
Class Reunion, Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2008
In June, Icle G. Davis celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife, Jean,
at their home in London, Ohio.
Heinrich R. Falk, Santa Barbara, Calif., is a professor emeritus at California State
University, Northridge. He has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture
at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Sri Lanka, during the 2007-08 academic year. He will participate with the Sri Lankan faculty in teaching the American drama portion of a course in modern literature and contribute to the postgraduate program of the department of languages and cultural studies.
In addition, Heinrich has been invited to direct a play at the Punchi Theatre.
Lee A. and Georganne Trumbull Wicklund ’62 are retired and live in Lake Oswego, Ore.
James T. Dove, a clinical professor of medicine, division of cardiology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine at Carbondale and founding member of Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants, was elected president of the American College of Cardiology. He lives in Springfield, Ill.
Mary Jo Holmgren Mikulski, an associate in ministry with Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Ind., was featured in an article in the Fort Wayne News Sentinel.
The bowling expertise of Jerry M. Surovchak of The Villages, Fla., was featured in an article in the Daily Sun. An active member of Village View Community Church,
Jerry is also active in bocce and billiards leagues, and line dancing.
Thomas J. and Margaret
Jensen Brennan ’47 live in
Newtown, Pa. Thomas is
director of the water utility for
the City of New Brunswick,
An active member of New
Haven United Methodist
Church, Donald E. Stebing
of Fort Wayne, Ind., leads the
Sunny Seniors Group and sings
in the choir.
Mary L. Burkhardt, Pittsburgh, Pa., has retired from her position as a physical
therapist at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
Miriam M. Dornbirer, San Diego, Calif., has retired as a legal nurse consultant at
Katherine McCready Gulliver, Austerlitz, N.Y., has joined the board of trustees of the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, New York, N.Y.
As a young child, Alwine Diener Stull escaped communism in Yugoslavia (now known as Serbia) by fleeing through the countryside with her family. She now speaks to area school children and at the local historical museum about her experiences. Alwine, who lives in Bellville, Ohio, is a homemaker who enjoys
reading, knitting and travel. She is also an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
In recognition of his successful athletic career, Joseph M. Cahill of Katy, Texas, has been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Brookville High School in Ohio. He is currently the business department chair and professor of economics at Tomball College in Houston, Texas.
Jay A. Wolfe, Miami, Fla., has retired as a consulting actuary with the Wyatt Co.
Marjorie Fisher Connors, Dixon, Mo., has retired as a program director with the Y.M.C.A.
Patsy Fry Lehr, Bethlehem, Pa., has retired from Victoria Vogue Inc., Allentown, Pa..
Douglas C. Rattray is a partner with The Rattray Group LLC, Oldsmar, Fla.
Bruce F. Romer of Laytonsville, Md.,has been appointed the vice president for
administration for Westat Inc., an employee-owned research corporation in Rockville, Md.
Class Reunion, Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2008
The class of 1967 extends its sympathy to Carol Hartman Gauthier on the recent death of her husband, Kenneth. Carol, of The Villages, Fla., has retired as a tax accountant/ preparer from H&R Block.
Following her retirement as a Montessori teacher, Joan Witt Grant volunteers for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cape Cod and other non-profit organizations. Joan lives in Orleans, Mass.
Class Reunion, Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2008
After 32 years as an elementary school principal, Janis Partenheimer Enright has retired from the Akron Public Schools.
Carol Ripich Kile, Westlake, Ohio, penned an article for The Cleveland Plain Dealer about her memories of her first car.
Eric T. Major, Bakersfield, Calif., has retired from S&M Moving Systems, Santa Fe
For 32 years, R. Michael Shryock has been a social worker with the City of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he serves the homeless, addicted, mentally ill and those
returning to the community from prison. He also works with Kairos Prison Ministry.
Barbara Wiler McVicker of Worthington, Ohio, is a public speaker who owns Stuck
in the Middle. Barbara, the former Faith in the Workplace development director, was featured in an article in The Columbus Dispatch discussing her book about caregiving.
Douglas R. Penny has retired from the practice of law in New York, N.Y., and relocated to Lexington, Va., and Boynton Beach, Fla.
James S. Wade has been elected chair of the Abbeyvield Oxford Society, which operates a sheltered housing accommodation for the elderly in Oxford, England.
Thomas J. Campbell, Indianapolis, Ind., is an attorney practicing with Locke
Reynolds LLP. He concentrates his practice in the defense of product liability, complex tort, and commercial matters in state and federal courts.
Jeffrey O. and Jean Kimbrough Emmett live in Tullahoma, Tenn. Jeffrey is a self-employed therapist.
Glenn C. Christenson, recently retired executive vice president and chief financial officer of Station Casinos Inc., has been elected to the board of directors at Sierra Pacific Resources. Glenn lives in Henderson, Nev.
Ronald G. Eldridge, Dayton, Ohio, is in human resources with ThyssenKrupp Materials NA.
Elaine Salisbury Mathews, Westlake, Ohio, is a project director, employee training and development, with the City of Cleveland, Ohio.
Gregory A. Rakestraw of Findlay, Ohio, was recognized with the Jackson E. Betts
professional award by the Findlay/Hancock County Bar Association. The award is given annually to a local attorney who demonstrates uncommon dedication to the law in the preparation and thoroughness of his work, and in the conduct of his dealings with members of the judiciary, court personnel, fellow lawyers and clients.
Stephen R. Conrad, Akron, Ohio, is a physical therapist at Portage Physical Therapist.
Bonnie J. Hagerman, Rocky River, Ohio, retired as an account executive with IMG.
When not serving as a reading specialist, Susan Young Hoffman pursues a career in painting. She exhibited her first solo show, BODY LANGUAGE, including the series “Licksology: Throw Me Some Music” in Madison, Wis. She also is a docent at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, is a contributor to its online permanent collection initiative, serves on the Wisconsin Educational Association Trust Art Selection Committee and is a member of Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors in All Media.
C. Philip Bowers, Radnor, Ohio, is a research facilities manager at Children’s Hospital.
Timothy L. Heaton, professor of education at Cedarville University in Ohio, has been named to the advisory board of Central State University’s Institute on Urban Teaching. He will develop networks of urban school districts that encourage and implement a data-based continuous improvement approach for inclusive practices.
John M. and Mary Olson Miller ’72 live in Dalton, Ohio. John is pastor of Pleasant View Mennonite Church, North Lawrence, Ohio. At a special homecoming celebration, John will present a sermon first delivered 75 years ago by his late grandfather at the Smithville Community Historical Society’s Historic Church of God.
Nancy Whitcomb Peterson, Bristol, Conn., is a substitute teacher with Kelly Services.
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