Summer 2002

Class Notes Summer 2002

Comings, goings, appointments, retirements, honors, accolades and other personal alumni news. Former students are designated by fs. Members of the Wichita State University Alumni Association are identified by an asterisk (*). Membership dues support alumni publications as well as many other programs and services that support higher education at Wichita State.

Herbert L. James ’49, hist, Israel Evans Professor Emeritus of Dartmouth College, co-owns Krystal Dynasty Pekingese Kennel in Meriden, N.H., and raises and shows Pekingese.*

Richard E. Strange ’50, mus ed, has retired after 25 years as director of bands at Arizona State University. He lives in Tempe, Ariz.*

Lee A. (McIntosh) Kochenderfer ’54, el ed, has had her children’s novel, The Victory Garden, published by Delacorte Press of Random House Children’s Books. Set in a fictional, small Kansas town during World War II, the book targets children aged 8-12, but, writes Kochenderfer, “I’m getting fan mail from grandparents, too!” She lives in Riverside, Calif.*

Charles W. Wurth ’55, m comm ds, president of Mid America Health Centers Inc., was presented the 2001 Distinguished Association Service Award by the Kansas Health Care Association. He lives in Wichita.*

James W. Little ’58, pol s, ’60 m pol s, retired in 1999 after 40 years as a city manager for five cities, the most recent being Camarillo, Calif., where he served for 11 years, and where he lives.*

Samuel R. Windsor ’59, mch e, vice president at Bronson & Windsor, a naval archives and marine, mechanical and forensic engineering firm, is spending time in the classroom as a physics teacher at Orcas High School in Eastsound, Wash. “I am trying to wind down the marine engineering a bit in favor of teaching,” he explains. “I am having more fun with my students than I believed possible. They are all very bright.” He lives in  Eastsound.*

Kathleen A. (Watson) Brazil ’62, el ed, a former special education teacher for the visually impaired and multiply handicapped at the Michigan School for the Blind, retired in 1997 after serving in the Michigan Department of Corrections as special education coordinator for all disabilities and special education teachers in the adult prison system. She lives in Williamston, Mich.

Cecil W. Schneider ’62, aeroe, who retired in 2001 after 37 years with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, is now president of a consulting firm, CEC Technologies PC, which deals in advanced materials applications and marketing. He lives in Marietta, Ga.*

Janet L. (Phipps) Craghead ’63, art g, co-owner of the design company Craghead & Harrold Inc., was profiled in the Wichita Business Journal. She lives in Wichita.*

Maurice G. Goodrich ’65, acct, after 37 years of service, has retired as corporate credit manager for Simpson Investment Company in Seattle, Wash. Goodrich lives in Maple Valley, Wash.

Richard D. Nelson ’65, ee, is director of integrated product solutions at IBM in Phoenix, Ariz. He lives in Scottsdale, Ariz.

S. Isham Peugh II ’66, mus ed, now retired from a career in database management, has been a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America for the past decade. “In 2000,” he relates, “I took the famous Wood Badge course and was the first in the course to finish my ticket and receive my beads.” Peugh also recently joined the Valley of Boston in the Scottish Rite. He lives in Lexington, Mass.*

Marsha L. (Wilson) Allen ’67, el ed, an associate broker with re/max Realty Professionals, was named the #1 Individual re/max agent for Kansas for 1999 and 2000, named to the re/max Platinum Club for 1999, 2000 and 2001, and also was presented the Hall of Fame lifetime award. She lives in Derby, Kan.

Robert C. Couchman ’67, sec ed, a retired junior high and high school English teacher, is part owner of Blue Clover Press, a small publishing company specializing in adventure guidebooks. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Robert D. McCalla ’67, pe, ’71 m ed, has completed a 34-year career in education. He retired this spring as principal of Ewalt Elementary School, Augusta, Kan., where he lives.*

Cheryl A. (Myers) Brock ’68, eng lit, ’69 m eng, an associate dean of instruction at North Harris College, has completed a doctorate in English at the University of Houston. She resides in Houston, Texas.

John C. Bredfeldt ’69, econ, 71 m econ, an economics and finance project leader, has received the Chairman’s Award from his employer, Modern Technologies Corp. The award was presented by the CEO of the company to the top five performing employees for 2001. Bredfeldt lives in Warner Robins, Ga.*

Carl C. Brown ’69, hist, has retired after 32 years of federal service and now works part-time as a consultant contractor with the Army Forces Command. He lives in Ocala, Fla.*

Paul D. Kasten ’70, ee, is a consulting engineer for Bull World Wide Information Systems in Phoenix, Ariz., where he lives.

Richard A. Blumenshine ’71, mch e, is a liaison engineer for Boeing Wichita. He lives in Wichita.*

Thomas E. Davis ’71, math, a purchasing agent with Advanced BioScience Laboratories in Kensington, Md., is serving as president of the National Association of Purchasing Managers-National Capital Area for 2001-2002. He lives in Vienna, Va.*

Dennis K. Flynn ’71, bus a, is general manager at Standard Fruit & Vegetable in Lenexa, Kan. He lives in Overland Park, Kan.*

Rolando Mayans ’71, span, ’71 fren, ’75 m acct, has been appointed commercial manager of Commercial Federal Bank, Wichita.

Charles R. McCann ’71, m acct, a founding partner of the CPA firm Mayer Hoffman McCann in Kansas City, Mo., has launched a new CPA firm, Charles R. McCann CPA, Kansas City, Mo., which specializes in services for individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses. He also is president of McCann Del Greco Associates, a merger and acquisition consulting firm. The author of Harvard Should Give MBAs to Paperboys, McCann is looking forward to the release of his next book in the fall. He lives in Shawnee Mission, Kan.

David A. Sell ’71, mus ed inst, is an instrumental music teacher for Phoenix Elementary School District No. 1. He lives in Phoenix, Ariz.

Max L. Ary ’72, ns/ps, the chief executive of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kan., has retired from the museum after 27 years of service. Regarded as one of the nation’s top experts on the history of manned space flight and spacecraft preservation, Ary oversaw the museum’s restoration of the Apollo 13 command module and the recovery and restoration of the Liberty Bell 7. He was quoted in The Wichita Eagle as saying one of his proudest accomplishments was opening the German Gallery in 1997, part of a $14 million expansion of the museum, which, under his guidance, has grown into an internationally recognized space center. Ary resides in Hutchinson.

Linda S. (Dauber) McCormack ’72, el ed, who received an maed from Baker University in May, is the operations coordinator for Baker University’s Wichita campus. She lives in El Dorado, Kan.

Melissia L. Ward ’72, admn, administrative assistant in WSU’s College of Health Professions, was recognized for outstanding service at the 9th Annual Shocker Pride Picnic on May 9, Wichita.

Janice E. Floyd ’73, psych, is the principal for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Winston-Salem, N.C. She lives in Rural Hall, N.C.

Eddie R. Foster ’73, bus a, has been promoted to vice president of administration at Boeing Wichita Credit Union. He lives in Wichita.

Barbara D. McKinney ’73, sec ed, retired Jan. 1 from teaching in Jefferson County, Ind. She lives in Madison, Ind.*

Connie L. (Miller) Simcox ’73, sec ed/math, ’81, acct, is president of J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc., Wichita, where she lives.*

Marianne T. (Stein) Wancura ’73, aa dh, has opened an independent dental hygiene office with two hygienists, a periodontist and an orthodontist in Salida, Colo., where she lives.

Alan L. Detrich ’74, m art s, of Detrich Antiques and Fossils Co., was recently the featured speaker for the Ellinwood Community Historical Society Banquet and Annual Meeting. He lives in Great Bend, Kan.

James R. Flores ’74, sc wk, a financial counselor for CitiStreet, a State Street and Citigroup company, provides retirement planning services in the health care sector for the Kansas regional office. He lives in Wichita.*

David R. Henson ’74, psych, ’74 soc, owner and psychologist with the Lakewood Trauma Relief Counseling Center, is serving as president of the Colorado Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress and Dissociation as well as director of the International Traumatology Institute of Denver, Colo. He lives in Lakewood, Colo.*

Carl K. Mar ’74, art g, has joined the staff of Blick Benest Co., a Wichita-based advertising and design firm, as an art director and webmaster. He lives in Wichita.

Bruce D. Nystrom ’74, psych, has joined with three other psychologists to open River Park Psychology, which offers mental health counseling and consultation services, Wichita.

Calvin M. Uhl ’75, econ, is loan consultant at Pacific Coast Mortgage Inc., Mesa, Ariz., where he lives. He is also the president of the Valley Chapter of the Arizona Association of Mortgage Brokers.

Troy P. Boucher ’76, m eng cr, professor of English at Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan., received the Fassnacht Outstanding Faculty Award. He lives in Winfield.

Bonita K. “Bonnie” Deiter ’76, m sci ed, is superintendent of schools for the Rural Vista Unified School District. She lives in Jetmore, Kan.

John G. Terry ’76, biol, a radiation oncologist with the Yellowstone Radiation Oncology Group PC, Billings, Mont., has started a company that produces a nutritional supplement for oncology patients to better maintain weight and strength during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The supplement has been successful in the initial testing market. He lives in Laurel, Mont.*

Marlis (Manley) Broadhead ’77, eng cr, ’80, m eng cr, is director of development communications at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. She lives in North Riverside, Ill.

Philip E. Harris ’77, aj, has been elected to the Haysville City Council for Ward 4. This is his fourth consecutive term. Harris lives in Haysville, Kan.*

Mark H. Hendrickson ’77, acct, ’85 m ba, has accepted a senior consulting position with T.A. Carlson & Co., Fairfax, Va., a nationally recognized management consulting firm with specialization in federal government contracting. He lives in Vienna, Va.

AvNell L. Mayfield ’78, m art ed, judged this year’s McPherson County Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the McPherson Arts and Crafts Association. An instructor for the Hutchinson Recreation Commission and part owner of Catalpa Creek Art, she lives in Hutchinson, Kan.

Janice I. (Vierthaler) Rose ’78, admn, ’84 m bus a, ’01 acct, is an associate in the tax group of Allen Gibbs & Houlik, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. She lives in Wichita.*

Eric F. Melgren ’79, sp/thea, a partner at Foulston Siefkin LLP, Wichita, has been confirmed as U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas. The U.S. attorney’s office deals with terrorism, violent crime, narcotics, immigration violations, white collar crime, cybercrime and child pornography. Melgren lives in Wichita.

Dawn M. (Moore) Qualls ’79, admn, employee benefits manager at Koch Business Solutions lp, Wichita, has become a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist Fellow of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists Certified Benefits Professionals. She lives in Wichita.

James L. Ziegler ’79, admn, is vice president and general manager for Bombardier Business Aviation Services. He lives in Wichita.*

David H. Burger ’80, chem, ’82 med tech, ’88 acct, a principal in the firm of Kennedy & Coe LLC, Wichita, was a speaker at the business seminar, “Power Up Your Profits Through Technology and Efficiency,” co-sponsored by Kennedy & Coe and UMB Bank. He lives in Wichita.

Jay J. Jackson ’80, sp/radiotvfilm, technical director at Vision Mix, Hollywood, Calif., won his sixth Emmy at the 2001 Emmy awards gala for his work on the nfl on Fox pre-game show. It was his eighth nomination. He lives in Calabasas, Calif.

Janice D. (Unruh) Davidson ’81, nurs, ’84 m nurs, a professor of nursing at Fort Hays State University, has been appointed by the Kansas State Nurses’ Association to the editorial board for The Kansas Nurse, an internationally indexed, award-winning and peer-reviewed journal. She lives in Hays, Kan.

Michael J. Neve ’81, m aj, has been promoted to deputy warden at Lansing Correctional Facility, Lansing, Kan. He lives in Leavenworth, Kan.

Janet L. Wilson ’81, nurs, ’91 m nurs, has completed a post-graduate fellowship with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. She is  currently assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Command, Quality Management Directorate as Chief Regulatory Compliance, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She lives in Converse, Texas.*

Jean A. Larson ’82, ien, is chief learning officer at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich. She resides in Troy, Mich.

Anthony J. Morrow ’82, acct, ’88 m admn, is the field budget manager for the U.S. Postal Service at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. In this position, Morrow is responsible for overseeing the operating budget process for postal facilities nationwide. He lives in Burke, Va.*

Timothy J. Norman ’82, sp/radiotvfilm, a video producer with the U.S. Postal Headquarters in Washington, D.C., has earned a master’s degree from American University, Washington, D.C. He lives in Leesburg, Va.

Beena M. Reddy ’82, aeroe, is an anesthesiologist with the Wichita Clinic. She lives in Wichita.

Kim M. Wee ’82, ee, has transferred from his position with Micron Technology (formerly the memory division of Texas Instruments) in Garland, Texas, to serve as principal engineer with Micron Semiconductor Asia pte ltd, the company’s division in Singapore, where he now lives.

Kenneth A. Arnold ’83, eng lit, is a reporter for the Wichita Business Journal. He lives in Wichita.

Cynthia J. (Wade) Brooks ’83, bus a, is director of the Bridges for Peace adoption program, which helps Jewish immigrants settle in their new homes in Israel. She lives in Talpiot, Israel. 

Pamela S. (Enterline) Keyes ’83, nurs, ’97 m nurs, has accepted a faculty position in the WSU School of Nursing. She lives in Wichita.*

Bernard W. Sanders ’83, m mus p, a composer and full-time church musician, took third place in competition for the Hoftrompeter-Mayrhofer Prize, awarded June 8 in Altoetting, Germany, with his Sinfonia Festiva for two trumpets, two trombones, tympani and organ. He lives in Muehlheim, Germany.*

Shelly L. Freeman ’84, wom s, has joined the Kansas City, Mo., law firm of Lathrop & Gage. She concentrates her practice in employment and labor law. She resides in Kansas City, Mo.

Peter Gochis ’84, gen s, ’87 m ed, is a counselor and assistant with Student Support Services at Highland Community College, Highland, Kan. He lives in Wichita.

Carol M. Carlson ’85, nurs, the nurse manager at the Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville, N.Y., holds Nurse Administration Certification, ltc Army Reserves, and has enrolled at the State University of New York at Syracuse in the msn Nurse Practitioner (Family Program). She lives in Jamesville.

Peter H. Gien ’85, m aeroe, ’89 phd engr, is a senior consultant with Microsoft Corp., headquartered in Redmond, Wash. He lives with his wife, Frida ’85/87/89, in Red Bank, N.J.

Mark C. Rowe ’85, sc wk, the founder of Hospice Care of Kansas, has co-founded and serves as treasurer of Three Trees Inc., a center for grieving children and their families. He lives in Wichita.

Nor Faridah “Frida” Saad ’85, phys, ’87 m math, ’89 m e mgt, is a senior member of the technical staff at Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, N.J. She lives in Red Bank, N.J.

Brian T. Davidson ’86, mgt, is vice president and manager for Conway Bank’s east Wichita branch. He lives in Wichita.

Joel T. Erskin ’86, aa ns/math, ’87 pa, has been named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2002. Criteria for being selected include professional accomplishments, community involvement and volunteer activities. He is a B1-B instructor pilot for the Kansas Air National Guard and a physician assistant at the Kansas Cardiac Clinic, Wichita.

Sonja K. (Howell) Ostrander ’86, journ, ’97 sc wk, is site coordinator for Rainbows United Inc.’s infant toddler services in Wichita. She lives in Norwich, Kan.

Lisa A. Schueler ’86, pers, ’98 acct, was named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2002. She is the director of finance at Wichita Festivals Inc., Wichita, where she lives.*

David Banks ’87, journ, was named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2002. He is the president of United Mortgage, Wichita, where he resides.*

Catherine A. Cook ’87, m mus p, mezzo-soprano who made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1999, recently appeared in Leos Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen,” produced by the Tulsa Opera. She lives in Chicago, Ill.

Dawn Y. DeArmond ’87, aa soc, ’89 soc, is an associate real estate broker for Coldwell Banker Americana in Hutchinson, Kan., where she lives.

Donald S. Duncan ’87, mus ed/inst, is a member of Grace Community Church’s full-time pastoral staff as pastor of worship and music. He lives in North Newton, Kan.

Holly A. Dyer ’87, aa soc sc, ’88 journ, is a partner in the firm of Foulston Siefkin LLP, practicing in the areas of insurance defense litigation, professional malpractice and arbitration, estate planning, business and taxation. She lives in Wichita.

Bryan S. Green ’87, admn, was named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2002. He is vice president/relationship manager-private bank at Bank of America, Wichita.*

Robert C. Lee ’87, aj, was promoted to deputy chief in the Wichita Police Department. Lee has been on the force for 21 years, moving up through the ranks as a master police officer, detective and lieutenant. He lives in Mulvane, Kan.

Tim I. Morton ’87, pa, is director of human resources at Consolidated Vendors Corp., Muskegon, Mich. He lives in Hamilton, Mich.

Janet K. Sims ’87, sp ead, principal of Obee Elementary School in Buhler, Kan., was named the 2001 Kansas Distinguished Principal by the Kansas Association of Elementary School Principals. She lives in Hutchinson, Kan.

Jamaludin Bujang ’88, econ, is vice president of research at cimb Securities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he lives.

Eric D. McIntosh ’88, journ, is vice president/account director at Leo Burnett Worldwide Inc. He lives in Holland, Mich.

Edwin H. Pavey ’88, aj, director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, Hutchinson, Kan., received the Clarence M. Kelley Meritorious Service Award at this year’s Kansas-Western Missouri fbi National Academy Associates conference. He lives in Valley Center, Kan.*

Robert Rosenstiel ’88, psych, was promoted to Appraiser II at the Sedgwick County Appraiser’s Office. He lives in Wichita.

Kathleen A. VonAchen ’88, m pa, formerly the budget director for the Colorado Department of Higher Education, is the budget director for the City of Aspen, Colo., where she lives.

Steven R. Barrett ’89, gen s, ’90 re, was named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2002. He is a developer at J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc. and a broker at Herbert L. Krumsick Investments, Wichita, where he lives.

John F. Swaney ’89, m ba, has been appointed general manager of Hotel Sofitel Minneapolis, a Triple A four-diamond property serving corporate clientele from around the world. Prior to this, he was the vice president/general manager of the Decathlon Athletic Club, a prestigious private club in Minneapolis. He lives in Lakeville, Minn.*

Rachel Carlson ’90, m ch m, was the piano accompanist for soprano Julie Graves in this year’s Messiah Festival, Lindsborg, Kan. She lives in Loveland, Colo.

John A. Cooper ’90, aa soc s, ’91 bus a, former WSU player, is the new assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The Ducks won the Pacific-10 Conference championship in 2002 and were ranked sixth nationally. Cooper coached under ex-Shocker coach Eddie Fogler from 1995-2001 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Pamela (Phillips) Doyle ’90, eng lit, ’94 m eng lit, is dean of student learning at Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City, Kan. She lives in Derby, Kan.

Robelyn A. Garcia ’90, gen s, is professor of kinesiology at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, where she lives.

Brett C. Henry ’90, ch bus, is president of Henry Industries Inc., Wichita, which in 2001 expanded its River City Courier service area from five states to eight: Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Iowa and Nebraska. Henry lives in Wichita.

Timothy W. Hindman ’90, m aer e, has graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a doctorate in agriculture and biological systems engineering. He lives in Lincoln, Neb.*

Brett A. McGee ’90, j/ad/pr, has earned membership in Farm Bureau Financial Services’ 2001 Two Million Dollar Club. He lives in Wichita.

Jeffrey T. Currier ’91, fin, is cfo-Finance Group for Koch Industries in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he lives.

Gino D. DiMattia ’91, eng lit, is an occupational therapist at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio, where he lives.

Tracey R. Faulkner ’91, mgt, is food and beverage manager for Wichita Greyhound Park. He resides in Wichita.

Maureen M. (Boehm) Frey ’91, fin, ’00 m ba, is vice president and trust officer, wealth management at Intrust Bank. She lives in Wichita.

Heng Guan ’91, ee, ’93 m ee, works in product test development at Texas Instruments Inc. in Dallas, Texas. He lives in Allen, Texas.*

Annette R. (Knoll) Lough ’91, aa hum, ’92 j/ad/pr, is director of client and consultant management for Hartsook Cos. Inc. She lives in Wichita.

James M. Swain ’91, gen s, who completed his general surgery residency as well as a minimally invasive fellowship, is a general surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he resides.

Joyce A. (Flaherty) DiDonato ’92, voc, received the 2002 Richard Tucker Award, considered opera’s most prestigious prize. Bestowed annually by a New York-based foundation, the award carries a $30,000 prize and the opportunity to perform at the foundation’s October gala, which is televised by PBS and attended by representatives of major opera companies. DiDonato, who at the time of the award announcement was preparing for performances as Rosina in “The Barber of Seville” at the Paris Opera, will make her New York debut in September, playing Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s “Dead Man Walking,” at the New York City Opera. She said the award recognizes her family and the teachers who helped her along the way. She lives in Kansas City, Kan.

Deanna L. (Dunivent) Harms ’92, sp/comm, is vice president of Greteman Group, a creative agency. She lives in Wichita.

Shaun P. Kelley ’92, bus a, is owner of Arizona Sandwich Shops Inc. in Chandler, Ariz., where he lives.

Gwendolyn R. Neufeld ’92, m bus a, a former member of the Southwind Management Team, whose entrepreneurial efforts developed one of the largest Internet service providers in central Kansas before the company’s sale to OneMain.com in 1999, is one of four team members chosen to win the Bethel College Young Alumni Award for 2002. She now owns Scrapbook Gallery, a retail store in Newton, Kan. She lives in North Newton, Kan.

Ignatius J. Budiman ’93, m ba, is general manager of corporate finance for PT Nikko Securities Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, where he lives.

David E. Harris ’93, mus p, is a self-employed music director, pianist and conductor for musical theater. He lives in Hoboken, N.J.

Ralph J. Hodge ’93, math, joined Provident Bank as vice president and portfolio manager for Riverfront Bond Funds. Last year, he earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lives.

Kathryn L. Selby ’93, acct, is finance manager at Nokia in Irving, Texas. She lives in Coppell, Texas.*

Aji S. Sie ’93, m ien, is logistics manager for PT Coates Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, where he lives.

Meggin M. (Walls) Blex ’94, m nurs, has joined the staff of Southeast Kansas Internal Medicine as a family nurse-practitioner. She lives in Independence, Kan.

Stephen L. “Steve” Eck ’94, aeroe, is business aircraft sales/manager, U.S. sales support/meo for Bombardier Aerospace, Dallas, Texas. He lives in Carrollton, Texas.*

Steve W. Hayes fs ’94 is president and CEO of The Hayes Co. Inc., a wholesale lumber company he founded with his father 22 years ago. He lives in Goddard, Kan.

Lyndon T. Katz ’94, mkt, is product performance manager for the Southwestern Stores Division of Sherwin-Williams in Dallas, Texas. She is responsible for product quality issued for 650 stores in 13 states. She lives in Mesquite, Texas.

Steven B. Lowder ’94, psych, ’98 m ba, has joined the assurance service group of Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. He lives in Wichita.

Omer B. Wilson ’94, m art s, recently showed his artwork in the exhibition, “The Many Styles & Media of Omer Wilson,” at the Coutts Museum of Art in El Dorado, Kan., where he lives.

Ronald S. Carballo ’95, ien, was promoted to supervisor of customer satisfaction with Sanden International (usa) Inc. He lives in Plymouth, Mich.*

Teresa D. Dody ’95, m mus p, made her Carnegie Hall debut in the 2001 Millennium Gala. In October 2001, she was a winner in the Contemporary Opera Competition in New York, N.Y. She lives in Astoria, N.Y.

Hanindio W. “Ludi” Hadi ’95, m econ, is oil and gas marketing supervisor for pt Tugu Pratama Indonesia-General Insurance, Jakarta. He lives in Jakarta, Indonesia.

aTricia L. Harper ’95, comm, was named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2002. She is the public information officer for the City of Wichita.

Viet N. Hoang ’95, hs, has graduated from basic military training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., as a Specialist in the Army Reserve. He lives in Kechi, Kan.*

Shelley L. Hunt ’95, m ba, was named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2002. She is vice president, controller at Koch Business Solutions lp, Wichita, where she lives.
Douglas J. Jones ’95, gen s/pol s, is an attorney with Winne, Banta, Rizzi, Hetherington & Basralian PC in Hackensack, N.J. He lives in Chatham, N.J.

Robin J. (Rives) McAdoo ’95, mus p, ’98 m mus p, and her husband Dennis L. McAdoo ’76, anthro, are members of the singer/songwriter duo, Amy & Robin. They recently released their second cd of all-original music entitled “Welcome to the Club.” They live in Wichita.

Jeana L. (Helt) Mole ’95, comm, has left the television business to work as communications director with her husband in their Lampasas, Texas, water purification business, Clearwater Station Inc., which operates retail outlets throughout central Texas. They live in Burnet, Texas.

Jennifer L. Reilly ’95, aeroe, ’01 m aeroe, is an engineer for Adam Aircraft Industries, Englewood, Colo. She lives in Highlands Ranch, Colo.*

Trina L. (Naccarato) Sanders ’95, art g, was named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2002. She is owner/art director at I Design Creative Group, Wichita.

Timothy D. Short ’95, acct, was named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2002. He is the president of Financial Management Resources Inc., Wichita.*

D. Brent Smith ’95, m pt, a physical therapist, has joined Lawrence Therapy Services and its branch office, Baldwin Therapy Services. He lives in Lawrence, Kan.

Martin L. Spytkowski ’95, ch bus, is a consultant for Nutraceutical Clinical Labs International, St. Petersburg, Fla. He lives in Largo, Fla.

Ted L. Frith ’96, gen s, is program director for Martin Luther Homes of Kansas in Winfield, Kan. He lives in Wichita.

Mary S. Gadt ’96, m pe, human resource manager at Coors Brewing Co. in Golden, Colo., has received an mba from the University of Denver. She resides in Golden.

Ali Haghnegahdar ’96, m ee, is rf engineering manager for Telnet Inc., Rockville, Md. He lives in Reston, Va.

Bryan T. Morriss ’96, mch e, is design engineer for Freightliner LLC, Portland, Ore. He lives in Lake Oswego, Ore. 

Albert Niebla ’96, psych, ’00 soc, was named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2002. He is brand manager at ksnw-tv, Wichita.

Matthew E. Peterson ’96, m ba, has been promoted to account manager II at The Nordam Group, Tulsa, Okla. He lives in Tulsa.*

Garland L. Shuff ’96, m ed, has joined Prairie View as marketing representative. He lives in Wichita.

Handoyo Wijaya ’96, acct, has been promoted to controller at aramark’s Andersen Worldwide Training Center, St. Charles, Ill. He lives in Aurora, Ill.

Nancy E. Ahsmuhs ’97, acct, ’98 m pro acct, is a supervisor within Allen, Gibbs & Houlik’s assurance services group. She lives in Wichita.

Purnamawan P. Chandra ’97, mus p, ’97 acct, has been promoted to staff accountant at Seattle Mental Health, Seattle, Wash. He lives in Renton, Wash.

Kristy G. (Ayres) Custer ’97, sec ed, an English teacher at Complete High School, Maize, Kan., is one of 200 teachers across the nation who traveled to Japan from June 15-July 5 as part of the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program. She lives in Garden Plain, Kan.

Darin A. Dredge ’97, entre, was named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2002. He is the program director at Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas Inc., Wichita.*

Anthony L. Marceau ’97, aa, ’98 gen s/cj, of Realty Executives of Wichita, specializes in residential real estate. He lives in Wichita.

Cythia R. (Black) Gorges ’98, acct, ’01 m pro acct, is a CPA and works for the firm of Edward M. Plopa & Associates as a staff accountant. She lives in Wichita.

Kristin C. (Rhoads) Lynch ’98, m spt a, is a product specialist at Edward Jones in St. Louis, Mo., where she lives.

Stanley Samuel ’98, m ba, is a project manager at Lucent Technologies, Warren, N.J. He lives in Bridgewater, N.J.

Ronald D. Johnson ’99, gen s, ’01 lib s, is the applications adjudicator at the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service in Lincoln, Neb., where he lives.*

Melissa D. Koehn ’99, bus a, human resources project assistant for Sedgwick County government, received certification as a Professional in Human Resources. She lives in Wichita.

Katherine T. Steeby ’99, i bus, ’01 m ba, joined Legasus Group LC as a family business consultant. She lives in Wichita.*

Elizabeth M. (Vondracek) Wasson ’99, bus a, has been promoted to officer in Intrust Bank’s training and development division. She lives in Wichita.

Preston W. Borchers ’00, acct, was promoted to senior associate in Allen, Gibbs & Houlik’s assurance services group. He lives in Wichita.

Frank Carney ’00, m ba, Pizza Hut co-founder, is the franchisee for 130 Papa John’s Pizza stores in five markets: Hawaii, Houston, Kansas City, Sacramento and Wichita. He lives in Wichita.*

Chet A. Carpenter ’00, m mus p, who at Wichita State was awarded the George Gibson and Samuel Ramey Opera Fellowships, appeared in the Bethany College Oratorio Society’s 2002 Messiah Festival in Lindsborg, Kan. He sang the part of Jesus in Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion.” Carpenter lives in Wichita.

Gina D. Crabtree ’00, m ba, senior associate director of admissions at Wichita State, was recognized for her outstanding service to the university at the 9th Annual Shocker Pride Picnic on May 9, Wichita.*

Heather M. Hart ’00, m ba, is a senior financial analyst at Cessna. She lives in Wichita.*

Amanda R. (Fisher) Haskins ’00, fld mjr/pol s, is membership director at the Wichita Country Club. She resides in Wichita.

Karen M. Javier ’00, comm, previously a staff writer for the Sunflower and an intern at The Wichita Eagle, is an assistant news editor for the Andover Journal-Advocate, Andover, Kan.

Carmen M. Qualls ’00, comm, is a media assistant with Associated Advertising Agency, Wichita. She lives in Wichita.

Kelly J. Snyder ’00, m p admn, is director of operations for Kansas for Martin Luther Homes, Winfield, Kan. She lives in Winfield.*

Lance A. Beagley ’01, aj/cj adm, has been assigned by the Kansas Highway Patrol to Kingman County. Trooper Beagley lives in Wichita.* 

Holly D. Burke ’01, geo, is employed as a petroleum geologist with Kirk Rundle Geophysical Consulting, Wichita, working in oil exploration. She lives in Wichita.*

Dawn L. Canada ’01, acct, is an intern with Baird Kurtz & Dobson, Wichita, and assists with tax, general audit and accounting engagements. She lives in Wichita.*

Kimberly B. Cofer ’01, acct, has joined the Wichita office of Grant Thornton as an associate in the tax practice.


Class Notes Summer 2002

Comings, goings, appointments, retirements, honors, accolades and other personal alumni news. Former students are designated by fs. Members of the Wichita State University Alumni Association are identified by an asterisk (*). Membership dues support alumni publications as well as many other programs and services that support higher education at Wichita State.