Spring 2017

Class Notes

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

Richard “Dick” L. Honeyman ’61, POL SCI, and Bonnie K. (Bing) Honeyman ’70, PE, ’76 M PE, in February were honored as Sweet Humanitarians of the Year. Donna E. Sweet ’70, BIO, ’72 M BIO, a Wichita physician and HIV/AIDS expert, established the award in 2005 to honor those who contribute significantly to the Wichita community. The Honeymans live in Wichita.*

Linda L. (Higgins) Brown ’66, MUS ED, is retired after a career in music as a violinist in the Wichita Symphony and the Phoenix Symphony, and as conductor of the Phoenix College Community Orchestra. She lives in Overgaard, Ariz. 

Robert L. Lane ’66, M SEC ED, is a retired educator who served as an administrator and teacher for Wichita public schools, Wichita State University and at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan. He lives in Wichita. 

James N. Anderson ’67, MUS ED, is retired after serving as high school band director, as college professor and music department chair, and most recently, as assistant to the provost for international education at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Ga., where he lives. 

Leonard L. Anderson Jr. ’67, MATH, ’74 M MCH ENG, is retired after working in a variety of engineering jobs, including at Boeing, Wichita State and the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation. He lives in Wichita.* 

William (Bill) P. Brittain ’67, PSYCH, ’69 M PSYCH, is president of Brittain Klein Inc., which provides executive evaluation services, coaching and development to clients in a variety of industries. Brittain, who served in the Navy Reserve for six years, lives in Chesapeake, Va.* 

Warren R. Brown ’67, MUS ED, is a retired attorney who also served in the Army Reserve and as a part-time flight instructor. He lives in Overgaard, Ariz.

Carole F. (Squires) Brown-Landrum ’67, MUS ED, is retired after teaching band, computers, and Title I reading and math. She lives in Wichita. 

Richard G. Chenoweth ’67, BUS ADM, ’69 M FIN/ADM, has retired after a career in banking, having most recently served as president of the Rawlins (Wyo.) National Bank from 1993-2016. He lives in Rawlins.*

Dale W. Downing ’67, PE, ’73 M EAS, a retired school administrator and teacher, lives in Wichita. 

Clinton L. Dunn ’67, GERM, is retired after 35 years with Hacienda La Puente (Calif.) public schools, where he taught German and served as counselor and assistant principal. He lives in Westminster, Colo. 

Charles W. Frazey ’67, HIST, is retired after working for the federal court system for 30 years, most recently as a deputy clerk in Wichita’s U.S. District Court clerk’s office. He resides in Wichita. 

Gerald J. Gegen ’67, ACCT, has retired after working in various accounting capacities at Westar Energy and Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant, then owning and operating Ace of Clubs Custom Golf Clubs. He lives in Wichita. 

Kathleen A. (Epps) Hankins ’67, HIST, is a retired history and French teacher at Truesdell Middle School in Wichita, where she lives. 

James “Jim” B. Hattan ’67, BUS ADM, has retired as president of the Wichita-based auto dealership Don Hattan Chevrolet. He resides in Wichita. 

Eugenia (Boeken) Hayes ’67, MUS, ’92 M MUS P, is retired after a career in music. She taught piano, was a church organist and a substitute teacher at public schools in Hutchinson, Kan., South Hutchinson, Kan., and Nickerson, Kan. She lives in South Hutchinson. 

James N. Hesse ’67, HIST, retired in 2016 after working in industrial sales. Hesse, who served in the U.S. Army for six years, resides in Spring, Texas. 

Dan A. Hunter ’67, SOC, ’67 ANTHRO, has retired after various professional enterprises. He worked at Boeing, served in the Peace Corps and was a high school counselor for 26 years. He lives in Boulder, Colo. 

Paula C. (Peck) Klotz ’67, EL ED, ’71 M EL ED, is retired after teaching for 35 years at public schools in Douglass, Kan., and in Wichita. A member of the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame, she lives in Douglass. 

Constance E. Krehbiel ’67, ENG, is retired after working in banking as a lender, most recently for Westamerica Bank. She lives in Vallejo, Calif. 

Dennis G. Lendzion ’67, POL SCI, ’67 HIST, ’74 M POL SCI, retired from the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant colonel after 21 years of service. After serving as a fighter pilot, Lendzion became a pilot for American Airlines. He resides in Albuquerque, N.M.*

Carolyn (Fulton) Leigh ’67, ENG L/LIT, is an artist and an art dealer, whose focus is on tribal and folk art from Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. She lives Tucson, Ariz.*

Theodore W. Long Jr. ’67, ADM, ’70 M ADM, is retired after working in public accounting at Ernst & Young LLP. An Army veteran, he lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.* 

Ralph E. Lott ’67, CHEM, is a retired material and process engineer who worked for aircraft companies Beech, Raytheon and Cessna. An Army veteran, he lives in Wichita. 

Lee P. Martin ’67, SEC ED, has worked as a teacher, football and wrestling coach, farmer and dirt track racecar owner who has six National Championship Racing Association titles to his credit. He lives in Oberlin, Kan. 

Marshall K. McKee ’67, SEC ED, ’73 M SEC ED, retired as a major after serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1967-87. In the Air Force, he was a management engineering officer and ROTC associate professor of aerospace studies at the University of Nebraska. His career as an educator also included teaching middle school in Fairview Heights, Ill., and education courses at McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill. He lives in O’Fallon, Ill. 

Richard D. Mickelsen ’67, ACCT, is retired after a 32-year career at Boeing, where his most recent position was manager of estimating, pricing and negotiations. An Air Force veteran, he lives in Wichita.

Allen R. Searles ’67, SOC, ’67 ANTHRO, is an independent federal contractor for the Social Security Administration, for which he serves as a vocational expert at disability hearings for the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. He previously worked as a rehabilitation counselor and as a clinical professional counselor, and helped with the writing of Title I of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Searles, who served two years in the Army, lives in Lake Geneva, Wis. 

John H. Shaw ’67, MUS ED, has retired from IBM as a systems engineer and from his work for Momentum Utilities in Sydney, Australia. Shaw, who has also been a church musician for 57 years, resides in Marietta, Ga. 

Robert M. Smith ’67, SEC ED, has worked as a university faculty member and administrator, with the exception of a year as a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services fellow in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. He has held positions at Wichita State, Princeton, the University of Tennessee at Martin, Slippery Rock University and the University of Tennessee, where he currently is special advisor to the president for talent and leadership development. He lives in Franklin, Tenn.*

W. Joseph Stearns ’67, CHEM, ’68 M CHEM, is retired from Dow Chemical after working at the company for 30 years. He has also been a ski instructor in Vail, Colo. He lives in Eagle, Colo.

Joy L. Stroot ’67, EL ED, is assistant librarian at Kingman Carnegie Library. Previously, she worked in abstracting at Wesley Medical Center from 1957-95. She lives in Kingman, Kan. 

James F. Stuart Jr. ’67, IE, is retired after working at Boeing and Cessna, most recently as a system safety engineer at Cessna. Also a retired colonel who served 12 years in the Air Force and 17 in the Air Force Reserve, he lives in Derby, Kan. 

John W. Travis ’67, SOC, is retired after working as a probation officer and as a background investigator for the U.S. government. He lives in Hyattsville, Md. 

Kirk E. Turner ’67, BUS ADM, is retired as chief technology officer for Washoe County public schools in Reno, Nev. Turner, who also served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a lieutenant colonel, resides in Sparks, Nev. 

Dale D. Webster ’67, MATH, is a retired software developer and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served for 20 years. He lives in Austin, Texas. 

William “Bill” W. Welch Jr. ’67, BUS ADM, worked in sales for Hallmark Cards for 25 years, after which he managed his own golf business. Welch, who also served six years in the Army Reserve, lives in Wichita. 

Felicia R. (Edmisson) Wheeler ’67, MUS ED, ’72 M MUS ED, is a retired educator who taught and served as an administrator for 37 years at Wichita public schools. She lives in Wichita. 

Patricia “Pat” J. (Thomison) Whitney ’67, EL ED, ’71 M EL ED, is a retired Wichita public schools teacher, reading specialist and instructional coach. She lives in Wichita.*

Dana J. Winkler ’67, ENG L/LIT, is an attorney for the city of Wichita. Winkler, who served two years on active duty and 28 years in the Army Reserve, lives in Wichita. 

Dorothy P. (McKanna) Zellers ’67, SEC ENG ED, is retired after teaching at middle schools in Wichita and Maize, Kan. She lives in Wichita.* 

Glenn E. Zweygardt ’67, ART, is a noted artist and educator. A professor of sculpture at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University from 1969-2007, he lives in Alfred Station, N.Y. 

Roger W. Zellers ’68, BUS ADM, ’69 M ADM, is retired after a 45-year career at INTRUST Bank. He lives in Wichita.*

Michael “Mike” J. Everhart ’69, BIO, ’73 M BIO, who is adjunct curator of paleontology at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., is the author of Oceans of Kansas: A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea, which won a Kansas Notable Book award. In July 2017, the University of Indiana Press will release a second print edition as well as a digital version of his book. He is a resident of Derby, Kan. 

Larry J. Richardson ’71, GEO, ’77 M GEO, is exploration manager at Pickrell Drilling Co. Inc. He lives in Derby, Kan.*

Gene E. Wolf ’73, EE, is a technical writer for Transmission & Distribution World magazine. Retired from his position as principal engineer of stations for the Public Service Company of New Mexico, he lives in Albuquerque, N.M. 

Calvin D. Parker ’74, CHEM, a retired Monarch Cement process chemist, grows a variety of produce in greenhouses and hoop houses he maintains. A resident of Iola, Kan., he sells his produce at local farmers markets.

Vickie L. Riggs ’74, ART/GD, is owner and custom jewelry designer at Vickie Riggs Designs in San Diego, Calif., where she lives. 

Robert J. Kerr ’75, ENG CR, is a creative writer who has retired from Oregon State University, where he was honored for his 15 years of service as coordinator of Greek life with the establishment of the Robert Kerr Community Doctrine. He lives in Corvallis, Ore.*

Debbie R. Subera-Wiggin ’75, DH, whose first career was as a dental hygienist, retired in 2016 after a 28-year career with the federal government. She served as a desk officer for American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands at the Office of Insular Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior, and as a consumer safety officer in the international affairs section at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. She lives in Clarksville, Md.*

Ralph Teran ’75, CDS, ’77 M CDS, ’97 PHD ED, has retired after nearly four decades working in education, most recently as superintendent of public schools in Grandview, Mo. He lives in Kansas City, Mo. 

F. Thomas “Tom” Coleman ’76, ART GD, is an art instructor at Campus High School. He lives in Haysville, Kan.*

Mark E. Harms ’76, PA, is retired after a 40-year career as a physician’s assistant at Ashley Clinic’s Chanute, Kan., and Humboldt, Kan., locations. He is a resident of Chanute. 

Stephen “Steve” N. Hart ’76, JOURN, has been presented the 2016 WSU Elliott School of Communication Outstanding Alumni Award. The group director of brand management at advertising agency Sullivan Higdon & Sink, he lives in Bel Aire, Kan.*

John D. Waltner ’76, M EL ED, has retired from his position as Harvey County (Kan.) administrator. He lives in Hesston, Kan. 

Robert S. Kenagy ’79, BUS ADM, is senior vice president and chief medical officer at Stormont Vail Health in Topeka, Kan., where he lives.*

Glenn H. Alexander ’80, MUS P, is director of jazz studies at Sarah Lawrence College. A noted guitarist, composer and producer, he lives in Westfield, N.J. 

Richard U. Nienstedt ’80, M URB A, received the 2016 Russel Crites Award from the Ottawa (Kan.) Area Chamber of Commerce. The award is in recognition of his commitment to community service. He is the city manager for Ottawa, where he lives. 

Neva J. Sedorcek Thiessen ’80, M ED PSYCH, the education coordinator for the Wichita Art Museum’s Art Start program, lives in Wichita. 

Clarence “C.E.” Starkweather ’81, ADM, is a member of the Columbus (Kan.) Sports Hall of Fame class of 2017. A former Shocker football player, he lives in Pittsburg, Kan. 

Joseph A. Cipriani Jr. ’82, M PSYCH, has been appointed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to a two-year term as a commissioner on the advisory board for PennSERVE, the umbrella agency for volunteerism, service learning and community service initiatives across the state. A professor of occupational therapy at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa., he lives in West Wyoming, Pa. 

Eugene C. “Happy” Welch ’83, SPEECH, is the city administrator in Harrisonville, Mo., where he lives. 

David C. Clay ’84, RT, ’88 M H SCI, is chief executive officer at Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West, Fla., where he lives. 

David J. Copeland ’84, GEN ST, is director of sales at Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, which offers overhaul/exchange, repair, design and manufacturing of aircraft instruments, avionics and advanced power solutions. He lives in Wichita.*

Brad S. Del Barba ’84, M PE, is a professional scout for Major League Baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Steven L. Betts ’85, M MUS P, is dean of the College of Humanities at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Okla. He lives in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Jana R. Oelkers ’85, MKT, ’92 M BUS ADM, ’99 M CDS, is director of Halstead (Kan.) Health and Rehabilitation. She lives in Wichita. 

Dennis L. Bailey-Fougnier ’86, M COUNS, is vice president of community college affairs at Colorado Mesa University and the leader of CMU’s two-year division, Western Colorado Community College. He lives in Grand Junction, Colo. 

Lester F. Dean ’86, MED TECH, is CFO at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Kan. He lives in Andover, Kan.*

Betty T. (Traverzo) Schrader ’86, MKT, is a senior human resources specialist for the city of Wichita. She lives in Andover, Kan. 

Mark W. Seibel ’86, POL SCI, ’89 M POL SCI, a member of the Senior Foreign Service at the rank of counselor, is serving in the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he oversees programs to strengthen and develop Afghanistan’s criminal justice system. He has also served in Mexico, Japan, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Canada, Russia, El Salvador and Washington, D.C.

Loretta “Letty” J. (Schilz) Seidl ’86, DH, ’88 M H SCI, is president of BLISS & Associates LLC and the Serendipity Foundation Inc., which supports oral health training in long-term care facilities. Through the BLISS Oral Health Training Program, she provides oral care to residents and referrals to dentists. She lives in Lawrence, Kan. 

Brian L. Burrus ’87, MKT, is a risk advisor at IMA Financial Group. He resides in Bel Aire, Kan.*

Max E. Cripe ’87, M MUS P, a U.S. Marine Corps master gunnery sergeant, is also a French horn player who joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in 1988 and was appointed principal French horn in 2004, section leader in 2014, and French horn/ euphonium section commander in 2015. As a member of the Marine Band, Cripe took part in the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Jan. 20, 2017. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Cripe lives in Bowie, Md. 

Kristy K. (Jones) McFarland ’87, GEN ST, is an account manager at full-service sign company Luminous Neon Art & Sign Systems. She lives in Wichita. 

John M. Trowbridge ’87, ACCT, is senior vice president/commercial relationship manager at Sunflower Bank. He lives in Andover, Kan.*

Sue E. (Myers) Givens ’88, M EAS, has been named 2017 Kansas Superintendent of the Year. She is the superintendent of public schools in El Dorado, Kan., where she lives. 

Douglas “Doug” M. Herren ’88, ART, displayed some of his work in the exhibition “Infra-Structure: Vessels, Sculptures, Tables” earlier this year at Peters Projects, a commercial gallery space in Santa Fe, N.M. Herren, a ceramic sculptor whose work often utilizes both industrial equipment and traditional wheel-thrown pottery, lives in Philadelphia, Pa. 

James “Jim” W. Montgomery ’88, PHD CDS, is a professor of communication and speech disorders at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where he lives. 

Brad A. Palmer ’88, JOURN, vice president of sales at OutMatch, which helps organizations match people with jobs, lives in Rockwall, Texas. 

Belinda E. (Decker) Venters ’88, JOURN, formerly with the WSU Foundation, is associate director of public affairs at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. She lives in Bel Aire, Kan.*

Wayne E. Bell ’89, I TECH, ’03 E M BUS ADM, Wichita district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration, is also acting regional administrator for SBA Region VII, which includes Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. He lives in Wichita. 

Jill S. (Dale) Clark ’89, PERS ADM, is group vice president of talent management at JDA Software Group Inc. She lives in Phoenix, Ariz.*

Thornton E. “T.J.” Shelton Jr. ’89, PE/SP BUS, ’92 M PE, is associate athletics director for sport administration at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he oversees men’s and women’s swimming, diving, cross country, track and field, wrestling, lacrosse, field hockey and synchronized swimming. He is a resident of Lewis Center, Ohio. 

Shawn W. Henessee ’90, POL SCI, is city administrator for Pleasant Hill, Mo., where he lives. 

Kimberly “Kim” K. Melcher ’90, FIN, ’97 M SP ADM, assistant commissioner of communications for the Mountain West Conference, resides in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Denise C. Woodward-Detrich ’90, ART, is director of the Lee Gallery at Clemson University. She lives in Walhalla, S.C. 

Linda S. (Austin) Lanterman ’91, ACCT, last year was inducted into the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. The director of the parks division for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, she lives in Pratt, Kan. 

Chris S. Barnes ’92, MGT, is a member of Team USA, which represents the United States in international bowling competitions. He is a resident of Double Oak, Texas. 

Wendell E. Nicholson ’92, AJ, a Wichita Police Department sergeant, resides in Wichita.

David M. Flask ’93, MKT, manages Wichita Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, which offers discount building materials. He lives in Wichita. 

D. Keith Gurley ’93, M EAS, ’00 PHD ED, is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He lives in Hoover, Ala.*

Jeffrey “Jeff” N. Seirer ’93, M BUS ADM, is system vice president for financial integrity and controller for Vancouver, Wash.-headquartered PeaceHealth, which operates medical centers in Alaska, Oregon and Washington.*

Michael “Mike” S. Shook ’93, ACCT, is chief financial officer and general manager at Hornet Cutting Systems, which manufactures CNC plasma cutting machines, oxy-fuel and waterjet cutting machines. He lives in Wichita. 

Allison L. (Bacon) Stout ’93, M HIST, a library and technology specialist at Remington Traditional School in Maryland Heights, Mo., was named 2016 Teacher of the Year for Pattonville public schools. Stout, who last year also was one of 100 St. Louis-area educators to receive an Emerson Excellence in Teaching award, resides in Saint Charles, Mo. 

Daryl A. Handlin ’94, MUS P, ’05 PSYCH, is clinical director of outpatient services at the Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas. He lives in Wichita. 

Charles “Charlie” L. Applegate ’95, M P ACCT, is vice president for finance and information technology at Mirror Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides substance abuse prevention and treatment as well as other community-focused services. He lives in Wichita. 

B. Kim Cheah ’95, FIN, ’96 M BUS ADM, is vice president of Arvest Wealth Management’s Fayetteville, Ark., offices. She lives in Fayetteville. 

Raymond “Ray” A. Farabough ’95, COMP SCI, is a senior business solutions analyst/developer at RedGuard, which designs and creates blast-resistant buildings. He lives in Haysville, Kan. 

DeAnn L. Most ’95, GERON, is executive director at Sedgwick Plaza Senior Living in Wichita, where she lives. 

Shannon K. (Wolff) Wedge ’95, COMM, is executive director of the Goddard (Kan.) Education Foundation. She lives in Wichita. 

Margaret A. (Surber) Wright ’95, M NURS, is a nurse practitioner at Flint Hills Community Health Center in Eureka, Kan. She lives in Emporia, Kan. 

Carolyn “Carol” J. (Shadoin) Gale ’96, PA, is a physician assistant at the Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic in Princeton, Ill. 

David D. Lathrom ’96, MGT, ’99 M CJ, is chief of the Tucumcari, N.M., police department. 

Waleed Tamimi ’96, IE, ’98 M IE, is director of administration at Aluminium Bahrain, which produces aluminum products for distribution around the globe. The business is headquartered in Askar, Bahrain. 

Mary E. (Hardin) Worthy ’96, SEC ED, is behavioral health director at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. She lives in Arden, N.C.*

Nona M. Miller ’97, M LIB ST, is curator of education at the Smoky Hill Museum in Salina, Kan., where she lives. 

Mark A. Posson ’97, EL ED, is business programs director at Tabor College Wichita School of Adult and Graduate Studies. He lives in Bel Aire, Kan.

Hanna M. (Ho) Simon ’97, AJ, ’99 M PUB ADM, is HR manager at Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, which offers overhaul/exchange, repair, design and manufacturing of aircraft instruments, avionics and advanced power solutions. She lives in Wichita.

Scott D. Bowyer ’98, FIN, is a vice president at Garden Plain (Kan.) State Bank. He lives in Wichita.*

L. Matthew “Matt” Dobson ’98, SOC, ’02, M SP ADM, is an attorney at Lee, Goodwin, Lee, Lewis & Dobson in Edmond, Okla., where he lives. 

Robert E. Flinn ’98, M ENG CR, is a distinguished professor of creative writing and the director of the writing center at Zaman University in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Mitchell “Mitch” C. Germann ’98, M SP ADM, is senior director of global communications for Nike’s Jordan Brand. He lives in Portland, Ore. 

Mika M. Holtzinger ’98, ART/P, has been selected to design “The Imagine Gateway” at the entrance of the Andover (Kan.) Public Library. She lives in Andover. 

Travis S. Schlenk ’98, M SP ADM, is vice president of basketball operations and assistant general manager of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. He lives in Oakland, Calif. 

Kristin M. (McCabe) Friday ’99, PSYCH, is an operations assistant for Retirement Investment Advisors Inc. She lives in Edmond, Okla. 

Sean M. Johnson ’99, EX SCI, is scouting director for Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins. He lives in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Suzanna K. Mathews ’99, M COMM/THEA, is director of engagement at the networking/recruiting company KNOXX LLC. Mathews, also the founder and president of matchmaking service The Date Maven, lives in Wichita. 

LeAnne (Fronzaglio) Miller ’99, MKT, is president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Kansas, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. She resides in Wichita. 

Thomas “Tom” M. Soria ’99, SEC ED, ’02 M SP ADM, is associate director of wellness and recreation at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. He lives in Key Biscayne, Fla. 

Stacy H.A. Tongg ’99, M SP ADM, is operations manager at Real Volleyball, a supplier of uniforms and equipment to clubs and schools nationwide. She lives in San Diego, Calif.

Sandra C. (Wood) Zoellner ’99, M PUB ADM, assistant economic development director for Park Forest, Ill., has been named the South Suburban Small Business Association’s Economic Development Leader of the Year. She lives in Mokena, Ill. 

Sarah E. McNay ’00, HIST, is events coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Kansas. She lives in Wichita. 

Sherry S. (Logue) Smiley ’00, M NURS, is a nurse practitioner at Flint Hills Community Health Center in Eureka, Kan. She lives in Emporia, Kan. 

Renee D. VanLaningham ’00, SP ADM, is manager of game day staff for Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians. She lives in Westlake, Ohio. 

Lynnette A. (Womack) Herrman ’01, PSYCH, is an attorney at Cameron & Herrman PA. She lives in Wichita. 

Brett M. Wegeng ’01, BUS ADM, is vice president for commercial real estate lending at Fidelity Bank. He lives in Wichita.

Lynn A. Bridge ’02, M NURS, is a nurse practitioner at Flint Hills Community Health Center in Emporia, Kan., where she lives. 

Esther A. Carlson ’02, M NURS, is an advanced registered nurse practitioner at Memorial Health System’s Heartland Health Care Clinic in Abilene, Kan. She lives in Solomon, Kan. 

Matthew R. DeCicco ’02, MIS, is a Raytheon senior systems engineer. He lives in Prince Frederick, Md.

Julie A. Greco ’02, M SP ADM, is deputy director of athletic communications at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where she lives. 

Amanda M. (Lau) Smith ’02, HR MGT, is vice president and manager of human resources at First National Bank in Hutchinson, Kan., where she lives.*

Nicholas A. Stone ’02, I BUS, is managing director and leader of Cyprium Partners’ Chicago office. Cyprium is a private investment firm that provides non-control capital to profitable, founder and entrepreneur-owned middle-market companies. He lives in Oak Park, Ill.* 

Cody R. Bush ’03, M SP ADM, is communications manager for volleyball, baseball and beach volleyball at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., where he lives. 

Joe A. Dessenberger ’03, M CJ, is director of operations for Derby, Kan., public schools. He lives in Valley Center, Kan. 

Marc L. Durfee ’03, M ART/S, is art director for the Derby (Kan.) Recreation Commission. Durfee, who is a sculptor, lives in Wichita. 

Patrick “Pat” W. Tetrick ’03, SP ADM, is director of guest relations for the NFL’s Denver Broncos. He lives in Denver, Colo. 

Nick B. Gray ’04, CJ, is an account manager at HORN FoodTech, a distributor of specialty ingredients. He provides sales support to food technologists in the Southwest. He lives in Frisco, Texas. 

Brandon A. Kauffman ’04, M PUB ADM, is finance director for the city of Lincoln, Neb.

Stacie M. Lantz ’04, M CI, is a kindergarten teacher at Harper (Kan.) Elementary School. She lives in Harper. 

Nathan W. Wadsworth ’04, EX SCI, ’07 M PE/EX SCI, owns Elite Training Solutions, which offers exercise performance testing, personal coaching/training and consultations. He lives in Andover, Kan. 

Frederick “Fred” W. Dierksen ’05, PHD ED, will begin his duties as superintendent of public schools in Dodge City, Kan., in July. He is currently the superintendent in Sterling, Kan., where he lives.*

Jesse J. Glazier ’05, ACCT, ’05 BUS ADM, is senior audit manager at accounting firm Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd LLC. He lives in Garden Plain, Kan. 

Penny J. Hargrove ’05, M EAS, ’14 PHD ED, has been named superintendent of the Mingus Union High School District in Cottonwood, Ariz. She will begin her new job on July 1. 

Marci J. (Cunningham) Hawks ’05, SOC WK, is executive director of the Tallgrass Film Association, which hosts a number of events including the annual Tallgrass Film Festival. She lives in Wichita. 

D. Collin Peck ’05, SP ADM, is the national accounts manager for Moundridge, Kan.-based Custom Rollforming Corp., an independent department of the Bradbury Group of companies that produces roll formed metal products. Peck, who markets and oversees sales of CRC’s custom roll forming services, lives in Wichita. 

Sean T. Rash ’05, MGT, is a member of Team USA, which represents the United States in international bowling competitions. He lives in Montgomery, Ill.

Shoko Teruyama ’05, M ART, is a ceramic studio artist in Alfred, N.Y., where she lives. 

Paul W. Witte ’05, ENTRE, is inventory manager at Maximum Outdoor Equipment, which sells and services outdoor power equipment. He lives in Wichita.*

Brian C. Gensch ’06, FIN, is vice president at AGH Wealth Management. He lives in Wichita. 

Joshua “Josh” T. Howell ’06, SP ADM, ’11 M SP ADM, is director of development, events and marketing for the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission. He lives in Wichita. 

Marc B. Milleson ’06, MKT, is vice president of business development at Sunflower Bank in Wichita, where he lives. 

Amber R. (Beck) Wagnon ’06, NURS, ’10 M NURS, is a nurse practitioner with the Neurology Consultants of Kansas. She lives in Bel Aire, Kan. 

Zachery “Zach” K. Wiggins ’06, POL SCI, is a partner at law firm Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer LLP. He lives in Wichita. 

Joel J. Andrew ’07, FIN, ’15 ACCT, is chief financial officer at Heartland Credit Union in Hutchinson, Kan., where he lives.*

Daniel “Dan” R. Beckler ’07, SP ADM, ’09, M SP ADM, is director of football communications for the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. He lives in San Jose, Calif. 

Shane A. Rosson ’07, CJ, is an attorney at Triplett, Woolf & Garretson LLC. He resides in Wichita. 

Ryan T. Cakerice ’08, M SP ADM, is director of athletic facilities, game operations and championships for men’s basketball and golf at Duke University in Durham, N.C., where he lives. 

Ashly D. (Bright) Giddens ’08, EL ED, is a member of the 2017 class of inductees into Cowley (Kan.) College’s Tiger Athletic Hall of Fame. A former pitcher on the Shocker softball team, she teaches kindergarten at Udall (Kan.) Elementary School and is an assistant softball coach at Udall High School. She is a resident of Winfield, Kan. 

David J. “D.J.” Giumento Jr. ’08, SP ADM, is associate athletic director for operations at California State University-Sacramento. 

William J. Graves ’08, PSYCH, is a data analyst for Visit Wichita, which markets the greater Wichita area as a convention and tourism destination. He lives in Wichita. 

Alexander “Alex” S. Gunderson ’08, STRAT COMM, is a business banking relationship manager at Commerce Bank in Wichita, where he lives. 

Hans R. Nickel ’08, SP ADM, ’10 M SP ADM, is exercise science department chair and assistant professor of sports management at Sterling College in Sterling, Kan. 

Mariam C. Njoku ’08, M NURS, is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Behavioral Medicine Specialists PA. She lives in Wichita. 

Jeffrey “Jeff” S. Orr ’08, ECON, ’09 M ECON, is a credit manager at Koch Supply & Trading LP. He lives in Wichita.* 

Andrew J. Stephens ’08, ART/GD, is creative director at BalancedComp, a consulting firm for credit unions and banks. He lives in Wichita. 

Randi D. Haun ’09, M PA, a physician assistant at Overland Park (Kan.) Specialists and Sports Medicine, resides in Prairie Village, Kan. 

Brian M. Lackey ’09, M SP MGT, is ticket systems coordinator at the University of Florida Athletic Association. He lives in Gainesville, Fla.

Andrew P. Nichols ’09, FIN, is vice president of finance at Yingling Aviation, an aircraft service center and parts distributor in Wichita, where he lives. 

JoAnna L. (Bland) Curl ’10, M PA, a physician assistant at the Allen County Regional Clinic in Humboldt, Kan., resides in Moran, Kan. 

Francis J. Haik ’10, CHEM, is a dentist at Harmony Point Dental in Clackamas, Ore., where he lives. 

Erin D. (Scott) Manning ’10, MKT, is director of marketing at Riordan Clinic. She lives in Mulvane, Kan. 

Zachary “Zach” J. McHatton ’10, ECON, is economic development director for the city of Haysville, Kan., where he lives. 

Matthew “Matt” J. Neth ’10, MIS, is director of information technology at Callcap, a telecommunications service provider in Wichita, where he lives. 

Brian D. Roberts ’10, SP MGT, is a sports specialist for the San Luis Obispo, Calif., parks and recreation department. He lives in San Luis Obispo. 

Allison “Alli” A. (Ringle) Sacket ’10, MKT, is an account manager at Lifeboat Creative, a strategy, web design/development and graphic design agency in Wichita, where she lives. 

Corey N. (Steven) Saleh ’10, M SP MGT, is athletic development and alumni relations coordinator for New York University athletics. She lives in New York, N.Y. 

Leah M. (Marietta) Carreño ’11, D PT, a U.S. Army captain, is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. 

Lindsay M. (Dodge) Finger ’11, M SP MGT, is director of marketing and communications at Long Cove Club, which features a residential community and country club. She lives in Hilton Head Island, S.C. 

Michael C. Hunter ’11, PSYCH, is development and community relations director at Hunter Health Clinic in Wichita, where he lives. 

Ramila N. Madawela ’11, ACCT, is a project accountant at NAC Architecture in Seattle, Wash., where she lives. 

Gregory W. Nordyke ’11, HIST, ’11 STRAT COMM, is virtual branch manager for the Wichita Public Library. He lives in Wichita.

Casey L. Pycior ’11, M ENG CR, has written The Spoils, a collection of short stories that explores how men perform in their jobs and personal lives, and investigates the gray area between doing what’s best for oneself and acting a part to make others happy. Pycior, who was awarded the 2015 Charles Johnson Fiction Prize at Crab Orchard Review, and whose work has appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, Midwestern Gothic, Harpur Palate, BULL, Wigleaf, and Yalobusha Review, lives in Lincoln, Neb. 

Matthew “Matt” R. Thibault ’11, EX SCI, ’13 M EX SCI, is project coordinator at Health ICT, an initiative funded by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that aims to reduce obesity, diabetes, heart attack and stroke in Sedgwick County. He lives in Wichita. 

Mark C. H. Watkins ’11, PHD ED, is president of Labette Community College in Parsons, Kan. He lives in Chanute, Kan. 

Ashlee C. Baysinger ’12, MUS ED, is a sales administrative assistant and office manager at honey distributor Barkman Honey in Wichita, where she lives. 

Jacob “Jake” S. Berning ’12, IE, is an engineer at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, where he lives. 

Benjamin K. Carmichael ’12, POL SCI, is an attorney at Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer LC. He lives in Wichita. 

Michael A. Costello ’12, MKT, is director and lead strategist for digital services at advertising and marketing agency Squid Ink Creative. He lives in Wichita. 

Laurel L. Evans ’12, M SP MGT, is an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Wyoming. She lives in Laramie, Wyo. 

Kate E. Gangel ’12, COMM, is an account executive at advertising and marketing agency Squid Ink Creative in Wichita, where she lives. 

Spencer C. O’Daniel ’12, JOURN ED, ’16 M COMM, teaches journalism and is media adviser at Wichita West High School. He makes his home in Wichita. 

Brittany F. Price ’12, M SP MGT, is coordinator of athletic academic programs at the University of Alabama’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. She lives in Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Vincent R. Tafolla ’12, SOC WK, ’13 M SOC WK, is program director of the Generations Unit, which specializes in geriatric psychiatric care, at the Newton Medical Center. He lives in Newton, Kan.* 

Travis G. Whitesides ’12, M PA, is a physician assistant at Yates Center (Kan.) Medical Clinic. He is a resident of Burlington, Kan. 

Erica L. (Gaither) Doyle ’13, F SCI, a Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center forensic scientist, lives in Park City, Kan.*

Carl A. Hall Jr. ’13, SOC, former Shocker basketball standout and member of the WSU team that played its way to the 2013 Final Four, plays for the National Basketball League of Canada’s Niagara River Lions. The team plays its home games in St. Catharines, Ontario. 

Timothy “Tim” J. Lauderdale ’13, M SP MGT, is associate director of athletics at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Okla., where he lives. 

Bryan M. Ramsdale ’13, MUS, ’13 COMM, is a multimedia journalist at KAKE-TV in Wichita, where he lives. 

Donovan L. Reta ’13, SP MGT, is director of special projects for the WNBA’s Dallas Wings. He lives in Mansfield, Texas. 

Nathan E. Riley ’13, MATH, ’13 SPAN, is head instructor at The Tutoring Center of Wichita. Riley, who is responsible for all academic and test prep programs, staff development and center operations, lives in Wichita. 

Laura A. Schlapp ’13, COMM, is deputy military legislative assistant in the Washington, D.C., office of Kansas Senator Pat Roberts. 

Lora E. (Woolfolk) Welsh ’13, CDS, ’16 M CDS, is a speech language pathologist at Mulvane, Kan., public schools. She lives in Derby, Kan. 

Eric Andreae ’14, ART/GD, is an art director at Jajo, a branding, marketing and digital agency in Wichita, where he lives. 

Haylie J. (Heatwole) Berning ’14, PSYCH, ’14 PERF ART, is assistant director of dance at Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts. She lives in Wichita.*

Robyn E. Davis ’14, COMM, ’14 MKT, ’16 M COMM, is an account coordinator at Associated Integrated Marketing, a marketing, digital, advertising and public relations agency in Wichita, where she lives.*

Terri J. (Scofield) Gaeddert ’14, PHD ED, is academic operations director at the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus in Salina, Kan. 

Christopher “Chris” R. Garcia ’14, SP MGT, ’16 M SP MGT, is director of ticket sales for Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla.*

Joseph “Joey” M. Lemon ’14, M ENG CR, teaches American literature and journalism at the Independent School in Wichita, where he lives. 

Chadrack O. Lufile ’14, SOC, a member of the Shocker basketball team that went to the 2013 Final Four and posted a 35-1 record the next season, plays for the National Basketball League of Canada’s Cape Breton Highlanders, whose home games are played in Sydney, Nova Scotia. 

Trevor J. Macy ’14, COMM, is a KWCH-TV multimedia journalist in Wichita, where he lives. 

Tracey L. Prideaux ’14, CJ, who lives in Wichita, is a police officer in Park City, Kan., the city’s first full-time female officer. 

Nicholas “Nick” K. Wiggins ’14, COMM, a member of the Shocker basketball team that went to the 2013 Final Four and posted a 35-1 record the following season, plays for the Orangeville (Ontario) A’s of the National Basketball League of Canada. 

Jerusha L. (Harmon) Willenborg ’14, EL ED, is a third grade teacher at Mueller Aerospace and Engineering Discovery Magnet Elementary School in Wichita, where she lives. 

Jillian M. (Walker) Brock ’15, EC ED, a special education instructor at Community Elementary in Coffeyville, Kan., is one of 32 teachers from across the state to be presented a Kansas Horizon Award. She lives in Independence, Kan. 

Jessica L. Drum ’15, M PSYCH, ’16 PHD PSYCH, is a user experience researcher for Facebook, headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif. 

Breana R. Jones ’15, M SOC WK, is program director for the central and western Kansas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She resides in Wichita. 

Mallory P. (Komlofske) Keefe ’15, EL ED, a kindergarten teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in El Dorado Kan., is one of 32 teachers from across the state to be presented a Kansas Horizon Award. She lives in Wichita. 

Erin E. Keeley ’15, M PA, is a physician assistant at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kan. 

David E. Kirk ’15, M SP MGT, is assistant general manager and director of sales and marketing for the Wichita Force, a professional indoor football team. He lives in Wichita.*

Corbie N. Leiker ’15, ART/P, is the Wichita Art Museum’s education coordinator of youth and family programs. She lives in Wichita.*

Alexis L. (Branson) Schirmer ’15, EL ED, a fourth grade teacher at Vermillion Elementary in Maize, Kan., is one of 32 teachers from across the state to be presented with a Kansas Horizon Award. Her first-year teacher award was given in recognition of the positive impact she has on her students’ lives. She lives in Park City, Kan. 

Candace A. Staker ’15, M SOC WK, is family support services coordinator at Rainbows United, which provides resources for children with special needs. She lives in Sedgwick, Kan. 

Blair L. (Askew) Webb ’15, DH, is a dental hygienist at Stockton (Kan.) Dental Center. She lives in Osborne, Kan. 

Taylor M. Yingling ’15, ACCT, is branch manager at First National Bank of Hutchinson’s Goddard, Kan., location. She lives in Wichita. 

Sage R. Berry ’16, M SP MGT, is a sales account executive for the Harrisburg (Pa.) Senators, the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals. He lives in Harrisburg. 

Taylor P. Bott ’16, COMM, is marketing coordinator at WDM Architects in Wichita, where she makes her home. 

Austin J. “A.J.” Chapman ’16, SP MGT, is a member of Team USA, which represents the United States in international bowling competitions. He lives in Manchester, Iowa. 

Ricardo A. Flores ’16, MCH E, is a project engineer at Basis Consulting Engineers in Wichita, where he lives.*

Jonathan “Jonny” N. Fosnight ’16, COMP SCI, is lead software developer at Buhler, Kan.-based IdeaTek Telcom, which offers fiber-based technology services. He lives in Hutchinson, Kan.*

Carolyn R. Hall ’16, PSYCH, ’16 LANG/SPAN, is business development manager and a certified trainer at Zinta Inspired Language, which helps eliminate communication barriers by providing interpersonal, cross-cultural and language training. She lives in Wichita.*

Angela S. Lange ’16, ACCT, is a staff accountant at the McPherson, Kan. office of certified public accounting firm Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered. She lives in Marion, Kan. 

Matthew K. Schrader ’16, MCH E, is a seat systems engineer at Hyundai America Technical Center in Superior Township, Mich. 

Jasmine N. Starr ’16, ACCT, a Life Care Center of Wichita receptionist, resides in Wichita. 

Levi R. Yager ’16, JOURN, is El Dorado city editor for the Butler County (Kan.) Times-Gazette. He lives in Derby, Kan.