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Summer 2011, Vol. 14, No. 3
Class Notes

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Leanna (Moore) Pietzsch
(’45) lives in Tempe, Ariz. She and her husband, Walter, have a son, Michael, and a daughter, Rebecca.


Octa (Ayers) Phillips
(’55) resides in Green City, Mo. She and her husband, James, have a son, Robert.

Esty (Purvis) Eyler
(’56), Baring, Mo., is a paraprofessional with the Knox County R-1 School District. She has a son, Kent, and a daughter, Karen.

James Morris McNabb
(’57, ’68) and Virginia (Keethler) McNabb (’57) live in Queen City, Mo. They have two sons, James and John, and a daughter, Julia;

Barbara (Kerls) Maddex
(’58, ’75) lives in Columbia, Mo.

Bob Morrow
(’59) is retired and resides in Pleasant Hill, Iowa.

Patricia (Flinchpaugh) Spicer
(’59) lives in Des Moines, Iowa. She has two sons, John and Daniel.

Carol (Purvis) Vance
(’59) is retired and lives in Weldon Spring, Mo. She has a son, Lonnie, and two daughters, Connie and Patty.


Richard Dutton
(’60), Hallsville, Mo., retired from Indian Hills Community College. He and his wife, Karen, have a daughter, Katherine Dutton-Gillett (’87) and a son, R. Brett;


Larry Harrington (’60) and Patsy (Short) Harrington (’63) live in Fayette, Mo. They have a daughter, Holly, and a son, Kent.

Karen McAllister
(’60), Cliffside Park, N.J., retired from IBM.

Carolyn Mulford
(’60), Columbia, Mo., is a writer and editor;

Arleta (Boone) White
(’60) is retired and lives in Kansas City, Mo. She and her husband, Phillip, have two daughters, Phyllis and Patty, and a son, Jeff.

James Baxter
(’62, ’66), Hannibal, Mo., is the owner and president of Baxters Safety Lock LLC. He and his wife, Sharon, have two sons, Michael and Mark;


Stanley Ambrosia (’63) is retired and resides in Kirksville, Mo.

John Dinsmore
(’63) retired in 2006 from the University of Nebraska at Kearney after 38 years of service as a professor in the Department of Art and Art History. He also served as the chair of the Department of Art and Art History for eight years during his tenure at UNK. He and his wife, Julie, have a son, Britton, and a daughter, Alexandra;

Carlene (Wells) Galloway
(’64) lives in Vandalia, Mo. She has a son, Dwight, and a daughter, Laura.

Gordon Blacksmith
(’65, ’71) retired from teaching at Des Moines Public Schools in 2003. He and his wife, June, have two daughters, Jayna (Blacksmith) Eichholz (’93) and Paula;

Kay (O’Donnell) Bloss
(’65) lives in St. Louis, Mo., with her husband, Donald. She is a web administrator for Taylor Scientific. She has a daughter, Patti, and a step-daughter, Donna.

Ken Willingham
(’65) and Judy (Harris) Willingham (’66) are retired and live near Russellville, Mo., where they raise miniature horses, miniature Herefords and build miniature buggies (

They have a daughter, Lee Ann, and a son, Bradney;

Chuck Foudree
(’66) lives in Lee’s Summit, Mo. He retired as the executive vice president and CFO of Harmon Industries. Chuck served as chair of Truman State University’s “Bright Minds Bright Futures” campaign in 2006-2011. He and his wife, Colleen, have a daughter, Melanie, and a son, Charles.


Patricia (Bentrup) Harrison (’66) lives in Ankeny, Iowa. She has four sons, Brian Weinstein, Craig Harrison, Randy Harrison and Matthew Weinstein.

Sue Ann (Butler) Carpenter
(’67) is retired and lives in Bradenton, Fla., with her husband, Robert. They recently launched the website, a monthly emagazine that covers festivals, events, state parks, cultural and historical attractions and the natural scenic beauty of Florida;


Patricia (McConnell) LaZar (’67), Scottsdale, Ariz., is a retired speech pathologist (Royal Oak, Mich., Schools);

Richard Kasiewicz
(’68), Redding, Conn., retired from teaching in 2004, and for the past six years, has been employed by many school systems in Connecticut as a long-term sub in tech. education. He and his wife, Mary, have done extensive travel in more than 40 countries and seven continents. They now enjoy travelling on Richard’s motorcycle. They have a daughter, Jill, and a son, John;

Kathleen (Lavallee) Sears
(’68), Elon, N.C., retired after working 42 years in the Canal Zone Schools, Department of Defense School and Alamance County Schools (N.C.). She has two daughters, Katherine and Shauna;

Rick Elliott
(’69, ’75), Ottumwa, Iowa, works on special assignments, such as Harley rallies and rock concerts, for KISS-FM;

Gary Hollenberg
(’69) lives in Nevada, Mo.;

Ardella (Engle) Richeson
(’69) and Jerry Richeson (’68, ’69) live in Lafayette, La. Jerry is a district manager for the Social Security Administration. They have a daughter, Lynn;


Ronald Hopphan
(’70) is retired and lives in Wilton, Iowa. He has two daughters, Jennifer and Katherine.

Nancy (Tague) Platz
(’70) is retired and lives in Brashear, Mo. She and her husband, Larry, have three sons, Kyle, Trent and Brent;

John Ruggeberg
(’70), Winona, Minn., is a student teachers supervisor at Winona State University. He and his wife, Janet, have a daughter, Jennifer.

Cindy (Walter) Willcox
(’70) is a retired teacher and lives in Lancaster, Mo.;

Donald Cummings
, St. Louis, Mo., retired as a sergeant with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

William Brinkman
(’71), Irving, Texas, programming. He is married with one stepdaughter and two grandchildren.

Anthony Mitchell
(’71), Beacon, N.Y., has a blog, “Thoughts from the Heart on the Left,” ( He and his wife, Ann, have two daughters, Melanie and Meara;

Gale (Huffman) McKiddy
(’71, ’72) and Gary McKiddy (’70, ’72) live in St. Charles, Mo. Gale teaches at the German School of St. Louis, and Gary is an instructor at St. Charles Community College. They have a son, Clayton;

Jean (Johns) Sidwell
(’71) and David Sidwell (’71) live in Queen City, Mo. Jean is a librarian at ATSU. They have a son, Cole.

Lynn Gorrell
(’72), Canton, Mo., is the owner of Lynn’s Lawns;

William Korrell
(’72), Erie, Pa., is a retired teacher and taught industrial arts for 33 years. He and his wife, Betty, have a daughter, Kelly;

Victoria (Woodard) Luptowski
(’72) lives in Ames, Iowa;

Harry Pearl
(’72), Sunnyvale, Calif., is a supervisory management analyst in the U.S. Army, 63rd Regional Support Command. He and his wife, Youngkyung, have three daughters, Celina, Carrie and Shaina;

Jerry Willis
(’72, ’73) and Tamara (Zinger) Willis (’74) live in Muscatine, Iowa. Jerry is vice president of Willis Brothers Inc. They have two daughters, Angie and Kristin.

Deanna (Scales) Benedict
(’73) lives in Ottumwa, Iowa;

Jo Ann Eastman
(’73), Ballwin, Mo., is a retired teacher. She has a son, Noah;

Blair Moseley
(’73) lives in Illinois City, Ill.;

Garnita Woodward
(’73, ’78), Atlanta, Mo., is a CPRC supervisor with Preferred Family Healthcare;

Teresa (Fleming) Cotton
(’74, ’76), Memphis, Mo., retired in 2008 after teaching for 32 years and now serves as a substitute teacher in the Scotland County R-1 school system. She and her husband, Tommy, have three children, Sarah, Jessie and Melissa.

Mary Jo Lagemann
(’74), Mexico, Mo., will begin her 10th year as a visual arts instructor at Missouri Military Academy this fall and will also serve as the yearbook advisor. She has a son, William;

Augustus Mecca
(’74), Fairfield, Conn., retired in June 2009. He and his wife, Gilda, have a daughter, Emily, and a son, Daniel.

Patricia (Waller) Ungerer
(’74), Brandon, Fla., is a bookkeeper for the School District of Hillsborough County. She has a son, Robert;

Katherine Hermsen
(’75), Newton, Iowa, is a PE teacher with Des Moines Schools;

Joann (Loeding) Koepple
(’75), Elmwood Park, Ill., is an IS analyst with Rush University Medical Center;

Harold Nobles
(’75) and Diane Nobles live in Bristow, Okla. They have a daughter, Nicole, and a son, Dallas;

Mickey Thomas
(’75), Douglasville, Ga., is self-employed and works in general sales. He and his wife, Hope, have four children, Mandy, Buffy, Sarah and Jacqueline.

Dale Tomfeld
(’75), Las Vegas, Nev., retired from American Airlines in 2010;

Wendell Folks
(’76) and Elizabeth (Foy) Folks live in Jennings, Mo.

Linda (Meyer) Rundle
(’76), Menomonie, Wis., is a category development analyst with Procter & Gamble. She and her husband, Thomas, have two daughters, Lyndsey and Ashley.

Glen Stumph
(’76), Olathe, Kan., retired in 2007 as a police sergeant from the Olathe Police Department after 25 years of service. He and his wife, Rena, have two sons, Joseph and Jason, and a daughter, Jean; stumphs@

Judy Hiles
(’77), Riverdale, Iowa, obtained certification as a diabetes educator in June 2010 and is working as a diabetes educator at the Diabetes Care Center in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Linda Hultz
(’77), St. Louis, Mo., works for St. Louis City Public Schools.

Lewis Leake
(’77) and Debbie (Jacquot) Leake live in Warrenton, Mo. Lewis is director of claims for Maxim Insurance. Debbie is an RN with BJC. They have three daughters, Nicole, Heather and Lauren, and a son, Nathan;

Nancy (Robinson) Riemer
(’77, ’82), Kirkwood, Mo., is a special education teacher for Special School District of St. Louis County. She has a son, Joseph, and a daughter, Katherine;

Susan Alexander
(’78) lives in Queen City, Mo.;

Lorinda (Davis) Deer
(’78), Farmington, Mo., is a retired academic teacher, Missouri Department of Corrections. She and her husband, Dan, have a son, William, and a daughter, Elizabeth;

Carol Keller
(’78), St. Louis, Mo., is a sales representative for RTS Packaging LLC.

Larry Robertson
(’78), Ballwin, Mo., was commissioned through the Army ROTC at NMSU in 1978 and retired as LTC, Military Intelligence. He is a financial advisor for Edward Jones;

Sara (Palisch) Bohnert (’79), Altenburg, Mo., is a homemaker. She and her husband, Matthew, have two sons, Josh and Royce, and a daughter, Arielle;

Patrick Dolan
(’79), Washington, Mo., works in the Silk Screening Division of Magnet LLC.


Rochielle Goulette (’79), Bowling Green, Mo., works at Midwest Veterinary Referral Center. She has two sons, Joshua and Michael.

Lucinda (Gerdes) Mallonee
(’79) lives in Floyds Knobs, Ind. She and her husband, Marty, have a daughter, Carissa and a son, Andrew;

Margaret Wilson
(’79), Kirksville, Mo., is chair of the Department of Family Medicine at KCOM. She and her husband, Charles, have two sons, Charlie and Ben, and a daughter, Mary Kate;


Kim (Pomeroy) Alexander
(’80, ’83) and Greg Alexander (’80) live in Montgomery, Ala. They have four children and two grandchildren.

Debra (Allen) Hotujac
(’80, ’81), Overland Park, Kan., is a gifted education teacher at Blue Valley Schools. She and her husband, Michael, have a son, Michael, and a daughter, Marissa;

Jackie (Schroder) Jens
(’80), Ogden, Iowa, is a veterinary tech at Iowa State University. She and her husband, Curtis, have a daughter, Crista, and a son, Caleb;

Mirella (Doctorian) Jones
(’80) and Daniel Jones (’79) live in Kansas City, Mo. Mirella is a testing specialist at Metropolitan Community College. They have a son, Michael, and a daughter, Sarah.

Terry Milner
(’80), Portage, Ind., is athletic director at Lake Station Community Schools. He and his wife, Kimberly, have a daughter, Shelby.

Joleen (Shelton) Pavelka
(’80), Kutztown, Pa., is a clinical transplant coordinator for Lehigh Valley Hospital. She and her husband, Edward, have two children, Jasen and Jessica.


Julie (Van Gels) Smith (’80), Kirksville, Mo., retired from Schuyler County R-I Schools in May 2010 after teaching a resource classroom for 31 years. She and her husband, Jeffrey, have two daughters, Autumn and Amity, and a son, Asa;

Cynthia Titus
(’80, ’82), Rochester, Ill., is a claims specialist for the State of Illinois-IDOT. She has three children, Jacob, Tracie and Zachary;

Frankie Wendt
(’80), Fairway, Kan., is a member of Brown and Rubrecht, PC. He and his wife, Nancy, have three children, Timothy, John and Megan.

Brenda Wisdom
(’80) lives in Blue Mound, Ill., and is self-employed. She and her husband, Kevin Bafford, have a daughter, Lauren;

Jeanne (Krautmann) Frailey (’81), Des Peres, Mo., is a human resources manager with AT&T. She and her husband, Tim, have a daughter, Kate, and a son, Ben;

Janet (Mertz) Jungermann
(’81), St. Peters, Mo., is a skin-care consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics. She and her husband, Jeff, have three children, Kayla, Kelsey and Luke;

Kay (DeGonia) Schaffer
(’81) and Paul Schaffer (’81) live in Festus, Mo. Kay is an elementary counselor at Ste. Genevieve School. They have four children, Paul, Cody, Leah and Bryanna;

Barb (Robertson) Selby
(’81) lives in Quincy, Ill.;

Cornelia (Kidd) Summers
(’81), Godfrey, Ill., is a paralegal with Paster, West and Kraner. She and her husband, Timothy, have a daughter, Ashley;

Karen (Miller) Winandy
(’81) lives in Sherwood, Ore.;

Duane Davis
(’82), Washington, Iowa, is a teacher and coach for Washington Community Schools. He and his wife, Susan, have a son, Robb, and a daughter, Shaila.

Cheryl (Hash) Fritz
(’82), St. Charles, Mo., is manager of benefits and compensation at Webster University. She and her husband, Jay, have a daughter, Laura.


Rodney Gray (’82) is managing partner with Polsinelli Shughart’s Jefferson City, Mo., office. He is an attorney and registered lobbyist in the Missouri state capitol.

Denise (Schrock) Hinson
(’82), Thorntown, Ind., teaches at Lebanon High School. She and her husband, Michael, have four children, Justin Schrock, Jared Schrock, Steve Hinson and Joe Hinson.


Denise Howard (’82) had two drawings selected for In the Garden, a juried exhibition in the Norton Gallery of the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, Calif., that ran in April.


Rhonda Shaw (’82), Tama, Iowa, is a sixth-grade social studies teacher at South Tama County Middle School.

Judy (Schwartz) Shreves
(’82), Florissant, Mo., is an educator;

Jan (Bughman) Whaley
(’82, ’89), Godfrey, Ill., is a substitute teacher for Alton Public Schools;

Susan (Burkemper) Chilton
(’83), Marshfield, Mo., is a retired educator. She and her husband, James, have a daughter, Sarah, and two sons, Joshua and Daniel.

David Lozano-Herrera
(’83), Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is country director-Peru for TechnoServe. He and his wife, Silvia, have two children, Silvia and Claudia.

Anna (O’Neal) Bryant
(’84), Bridgeton, Mo., is a design and production specialist with Swank Motion Pictures. She and her husband, Keith, have two daughters, Kiara and Kelisha;

Gail Cutts
(’84), St. Louis, Mo., works for MoDOT. She has a son, Jerry.

Brenda (Craig) Higgins
(’84) and James Higgins live in Kirksville, Mo. Brenda is director of the Student Health Center, University Counseling Services and Disability Services at Truman State University. They have a son, Craig, and a daughter, Kristen;

Ann (Hollenbach) Libby
(’84) and David Libby (’82) live in Florissant, Mo. Ann is the band director for the Hazelwood School District. They have two daughters, Katie and Kara;

Michael Timmer
(’84), O’Fallon, Mo., is a senior project engineer with Innoventor, Inc. He and his wife, Nora, have three children, Jessica, Jillian Rose and Courtney;

Lisa Winger
(’84), Saranac Lake, N.Y., is a logistics operations officer/lieutenant for the U.S. Army/Federal Bureau of Prisons;

Zina (Fawcett) Becker
(’85), De Witt, Iowa, is a vet technician at Bettendorf Veterinary Hospital. She and her husband, Rodger, have a son, Austin.

John Block
(’85), St. Louis, Mo., is purchasing manager for Chemisphere Corporation. He has a daughter, Kate;

Colleen Conrad
(’85) was named chief operating officer of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, an association dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of the country’s 55 state boards of accountancy. She is a partner in RubinBrown LLP’s Real Estate Services Group and its Assurance Services and Consulting Departments.

Matthew Gottschalk
(’85), Eldridge, Iowa, is owner and operator of Gottschalk Service Company LLC. He and his wife, Shannon, have 11 children, Brittany, Kylie, Claire, Chloe, Brandon, Alida, Thade, Meara, Maddie, Adler and Brolin;

Louise Klopp
(’85), Ainsworth, Iowa, works for the Iowa City Community School District (elementary orchestra).

Randa (Meiser) LaVelle
(’85), Florissant, Mo., is a senior analytical chemist with Missouri Analytical Laboratories;

Sandra (Garner) Mosteller
(’85, ’87), Kress, Texas, is an associate professor of music at Wayland Baptist University;

Deanna (Roark) Barnett
(’87) lives in Maryland Heights, Mo. She has a son, Cody;

Janelle (Elmore) Beauchamp
(’87) and Brian Beauchamp (’89) live in Overland Park, Kan. Janelle is an audit manager with Premium Audit Results LLC. They have four children, Kalen, Saria, Jarrod and Shaena.

Donald Grimshaw
(’87), Festus, Mo., is principal of Seckman High School which was recognized as the ACT Show-me Award winner, The Missouri Service Learning Leader School, and became the first traditional high school in Missouri named by CEP as a National School of Character. He and his wife, Darlene, have four daughters, Chelsea, Casey, Cara and Emma;

Brad Johnson
(’87), Albia, Iowa, is a police officer for the City of Ottumwa, Iowa;

Gene Van Dusseldorp
(’87), Kansas City, Mo., is a drafter with the Ruskin Company;

Lori (Briggs) Zimmerman
(’87), St. Louis, Mo., is a licensed clinical social worker with Jewish Family and Children’s Services. She and her husband, Mark, have a daughter, Arynne, and a son, Adam.

Craig Desnoyer
(’88) and Katherine (Harris) Desnoyer (’88) live in Chesterfield, Mo. Craig is a partner with Ernst and Young. They have two children, Rachel and Nicholas.

Amy Rosine Underwood
(’88), Manhattan, Kan., is an assistant professor of music at Kansas State University. She and her husband, Brian, have a daughter, Elizabeth, and a son, Andrew;

Rick Russell
(’88), Crystal City, Mo., works in dealer relations at Home Service Oil. He has a daughter, Olivia, and a son, Dane;

Angela (Slater) Althide
(’89), La Plata, Mo., is a court clerk for the Circuit Court of Adair County. She and her husband, Brad, have two daughters, Callie and Cassidy.

Robert Koechle
(’89) and Christie Koechle live in Bloomington, Ill. Robert is owner and operator of Proprietary Concepts Inc. They have a daughter, Chelsea.

Steve Seegmiller
(’89), Selden, Kan., writes: “My wife and I have finally realized our lifelong dream of farming full-time and are farming on my maternal grandparents farm in northwest Kansas.” Steve and Amy have a daughter, Jordan;

Tammy (Beeler) Wheeler
(’89), Glenwood, Mo., is general manager of Farmers Mutual Coop Telephone Company.

She and her husband, Charles, have two children, Jordon and Nathanial.


Debbi (Wolfmeyer) Henderson
(’90), LaGrange, Mo., is an administrative assistant at Culver-Stockton College. She and her husband, Mike, have two sons, Nathan and Jared.

Angela (Hamm) Kellogg
(’90), Plover, Wis., is director of academic advising and career services at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She and her husband, Daniel, have three sons, Jordan, Ryan and Alex;

Yuki Monteith
(’90), Vancouver, Wash., is director of school improvement for the Parkrose School District;

Don Obert
(’90) has been hired as a wheat breeder for Limagrain Cereal Seeds’ regional research station located in Battle Ground, Ind.

Sandy (Burnau) Roll
(’90), Cedar Hill, Mo., is a client services manager for Firstsource Solutions USA LLC. She and her husband, Don, have a son, Garrett;

Greg Siering
(’90, ’93) is director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Indiana University, Bloomington. Both of his daughters are IU graduates, and his wife, Carmen, began teaching women’s studies at IU this spring.

Margaret Allen
(’91), Rockford, Mich., is an attorney and owner of the Law Office of Margaret E. Allen PC. She and her husband, Henry, have four children, Courtney, Kaitlyn, Emma and Henry;

Kathleen Best
(’91) lives in Auxvasse, Mo. She has a daughter, Wren;

Karen (Lohsandt) Daniel
(’91), Higginsville, Mo., is a school nurse for Fort Osage School District. She and her husband, Greg, have two children, Brandon and Amanda.

Brian Harris
(’91) was elected as a new partner at Jackson Walker LLP. Harris is a member of the real estate practice group.

Julie (Priess) Ohlms
(’91), St. Charles, Mo., is a cost analysis manager with Nidec Motor Corporation. She has two children, Zach and Cale.

Clinton Anderson
(’92), Chesterfield, Mo., is senior vice president of Assurance Agency;

Keith Kirchhoff
(’92), Kansas City, Mo., graduated from the Southern Police Institute’s 124th Administrative Officer’s Course at the University of Louisville. He is a homicide sergeant with the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department. He and his wife, Sara, have a son, Frank;

Jason Trent
(’92), Monticello, Ill., is vice president of CDS Office Technology. He and his wife, Cathi, have two children, Jacob and Jaxon;

Douglas Eichholz
(’93) and Jayne (Blacksmith) Eichholz (’93) live in Cumming, Iowa. Douglas is an associate attorney with the Marberry Law Firm. They have two children, Jack and Mary-Clare;

Dana (Sachs) Fellows
(’93) and Mark Fellows (’94) live in Weldon Spring, Mo. Dana is seeking an MBA with an emphasis in accounting from UMSL and is an inventory accountant with HDA, Inc. They have three children, Tyler, Emma and Alex;

Justin Gioia
(’93) has joined St. Louis-based Scottrade as director of branding and marketing communications.

Danielle (Love) Kubat
(’93), Plano, Texas, is a certified group fitness and Pilates instructor with Lifetime Fitness and The Designed Body Pilates Studio. She and her husband, Mike, have two sons, Sam and Andrew;

Lori Nix
(’93), Brooklyn, N.Y., is a special projects printer with LTI Lightside. She is exhibiting two dioramas and accompanying photographs in the Museum of Arts and Design show, “Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities,” which runs from June 7-Sept. 18, in New York, N.Y. (;

Stacy Pfeiffer
(’93), Maryland Heights, Mo., works for Boyd Specialty Sleep/The Bedroom Store.


Paula (Welke) Sies (’93), Kalamazoo, Mich., is a staff accountant.


Willard “Chip” Tow III (’93) lives in Wildwood, Mo. He has two sons, Eric and Aidan.


Carol (Monahan) Allen (’94), Ellicott City, Md., is a quality manager for Pall Corporation. She and her husband, Brian, have two children, Kate and James.


Lisa (Shirey) Farrell (’94), Union Mo., works in Library Services at East Central College.


Christine (Saranita) Hopper (’94), Urbana, Ill., is an assistant to the dean at University of Illinois. She and her husband, Bruce, have two children, Brianna and Kylie.


Eldron Burbridge (’95), Bloomingdale, Ill., has been nominated as a Safer Pest Control Project Board member and will serve on the Finance Committee (


Lynn (Biberdorf) Carter (’95, ’98), Kirksville, Mo., passed the board exams to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has two children, Nolon and Rosie;


Lia Heckenlively (’95, ’97), Giltner, Neb., teaches science at Giltner Public School. She has two daughters, Hailey and Emma;


Tony Lai (’95, ’97), McMinnville, Ore., is an adolescent and family therapist with Catholic Community Services. He and his wife, Sunisa, have a daughter, Natalie, and a son, Ryan;


Kenneth Rhoads (’95), Ashland, Mo., is a computer information tech specialist I for the State of Missouri. He and his wife, Donna, have two children, Isabella and Adeline.


Steven Thompson (’95), San Antonio, Texas, is a merchandising manager for Home Depot. He and his wife, Marilyn, have six children, Tameka, Damicka, Darius, Tommy, Serenity and Desmond;


Teresa York (’95, ’96), San Antonio, Texas, is assistant director of the McNair Scholars Program at Trinity University;


Jennifer (Bernard) Depp (’96) and Gregory Depp live in St. Louis, Mo. Jennifer is an ECG production lead with the Monsanto Company. Gregory is a project manager with TKC Global;


Latosha Higgins (’96), Indianapolis, Ind., is a Title VI/ADA program manager for the Indiana Department of Transportation.


Jessica Jonckheere (’96), Chicago, Ill., is a wellness coordinator for the Sedgebrook Retirement Community;


Catherine (Hougham) Martin (’96) and Phillip Martin (’97) live in Parkville, Mo. Catherine is a yoga studio owner and instructor. Phillip is an executive chef for Kendallwood Hills. They have two sons, Logan and Lucas;


Kara (Bickhem) May (’96, ’98), Park Forest, Ill., is a department chairperson for Rich Township, HSD 227, Central Campus. She and her husband, Andre, have a son, Justin;


Chris Baughman (’97), Moberly, Mo., is a veterinarian at Green Hills Veterinary Clinic. He and his wife, Amber, have three children, Sydney, Shelby and Carter;


Amanda (Crenshaw) Boyce (’97), Kansas City, Mo., is an early childhood school psychologist for the Independence School District. She and her husband, Daniel, have two sons, Miles and Isaac;


Jason Greenfield (’97), Dallas, Texas, is a urologist with Urology Associates of North Texas;

Christy (Wilson) Grissom (’97, ’99) and David Grissom live in Kirksville, Mo. Christy is a counselor for Adair County R-2. They have three children, Leah, Hannah and Caleb;


Shawn Hagner (’97), Kansas City, Mo., is a risk assessment officer, commercial real estate, at US Bank. He and his wife, Kelli, have two children, Grace and Jack;


Nicholas Keppel (’97) is a lawyer and has joined the intellectual property area of Armstrong Teasdale LLP as an associate.


Christina (Hotger) Lester (’97), Farmington, Minn., is an emergency department nurse practitioner at HealthEast- St. Joseph’s Hospital;


Julie (Steitz) Nava (’97), St. Louis, Mo., works at Blue Fish Pediatrics and is a Thirty- One consultant (;


Paula (Kliethermes) Richard (’97, ’99), Iberia, Mo., is a fiscal coordinator for the MO Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. She and her husband, Mark, have two sons, Grady and Chase.


Liina (Jaani) Buckingham (’98) is a web publisher with the European Medicines Agency. She and her husband, James, have two sons, Oskar and Oliver.


Tim Ford (’98) and Alicia (Ito) Ford (’00) live in Monroe, La., and both are assistant professors at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.


Tim Graeff (’98) and Jen (Schulze) Graeff (’99) live in Rio Rancho, N.M. Tim is an executive with the YMCA, and Jen is a homemaker. They have four children: Jace, who was born in December 2010; Braden; Kaelyn and Devon;


Lisa Kays (’98), Washington, D.C., is an addictions therapist.


Robyn (May) Lauranzon (’98), Beverly Hills, Fla., is a bookstore manager for Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church. She and her husband, Brandon, have a daughter, Karis;


Sara (Braaf) Madden (’98) and her husband, Robert, announce the birth of their third child, Grace, born in March 2011. Grace was welcomed by her siblings: Robby and Lizzy;


Karin (Stoltenberg) Tidgewell (’98) lives on the Bolling Air Force Base located in Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Casey, have a son, Charlie.


Amy (Sanders) Weber (’98), St. Peters, Mo., is an HR business partner at Savvis Inc.;


Kevin Wysocki (’98) has become a partner in the Praxis firm.


Chris Yeager (’98) and Kathy (Shrader) Yeager (’98) live in Columbia, Mo. Chris is a program representative for the State of Missouri, Department of Public Safety. Kathy is an adult protective community services worker with the State of Missouri, Department of Health and Human Services. They have a son, Alexander;


Sean Carney (’99) was elected to partnership in the firm of Sidley Austin LLP.


Carrie (Allen) Coston (’99), Katy, Texas, is a history instructor at Blinn College. She has a daughter, Madeline;


Tonya (Fleming) Haynes (’99), St. Louis, Mo., is an advanced practice nurse at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She and her husband, Teron, have a son, Tyler;


Erin (Loos) Patton (’99), San Francisco, Calif., is vice president of Weber Shandwick;


Mike Shadle (’99), Sugar Grove, Ill., is a knowledge management consultant for MetLife. He and his wife, Tammy, have a daughter, Syda;


Chrissy (Sooklall) Teske (’99), St. Louis, Mo., is an attorney for RaboAgrifinance Inc.

Brittney Whisenand
(’99), St. Louis, Mo., is an exercise physiologist/research coordinator at St. Louis University;


Jusonda (DeRouen) Williams (’99), Clark, Mo., is an RN, staff nurse, at Boone Hospital Center;


Stacy (Weilbacher) Arnold
(’00), Blue Springs, Mo., is a QDDP at Developing Potential Inc.;


Rhea (Duschinsky) Griffin (’00), Forest Park, Ill., is a category management analyst with the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company;


Erica (Oborny) Hickerson (’00), Derby, Kan., is a physician assistant for JR Henwood, MD. She and her husband, Chris, have a daughter, Calais.


Wendy Leenerts (’00), Arthur, Ill., is an agriculture teacher/FFA advisor for the Arthur School District;


Megan Watson (’00) and her partner, Beth Flach, had a baby girl in October 2010.


Rachel Beckett (’01), Carthage, Mo., is a French and yearbook teacher for the Carthage R-9 School District;


Carrie (Phillips) Brown (’01, ’02), St. Peters, Mo., is an internal auditor for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. She and her husband, Jon-Paul, have a son, Cody.

Rebecca (Ashmore) Cunningham (’01), Fort Worth, Texas, is a research assistant professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She and her husband, Tom, have three children, Shayne, Sean and Kate.


Sara (Williams) Ferguson (’01) and Daniel Ferguson (’02) live in Adrian, Mo. Sara is a communication arts teacher at Archie High School. Daniel is a web developer for Net Profit Services. They have a daughter, Emma.


Nathan Gurnett (’01), Portland, Ore., is an analyst for Netflix.


Daniel Lopez (’01), New York, N.Y., is a physician at Osteopathy New York PC;


Brent Speak (’01) and Susan (Hoskins) Speak (’01, ’03) live in Kirksville, Mo. Brent is an ob-gyn with the Northeast Missouri Health Council. They have two children, Katherine and Xavier.


Kendra (Morris) Swee (’01) and Wesley Swee (’01) live in Cuba, Mo. Kendra is an interpretive resource specialist III with the Department of Natural Resources, and Wesley is a hatchery manager for the Missouri Department of Conservation. They have a son, Oliver Truman, born in May 2010.


Elizabeth (Benner) Tuffli (’01) and Jason Tuffli (’99) live in Des Peres, Mo. Elizabeth quit her job in sales at Nestle Purina with the birth of their second son, to be a stay-athome mom. Jason is a category development manager for Nestle Purina Petcare. They have two sons, Andrew and Evan.


Elizabeth (Gulinson) Tyurin (’01) lives in Carrolton, Texas;


Sonja Coons (’02), St. Louis, Mo., is an assistant director for ROW;


Michelle (Pulliam) Elton (’02) and Jay Elton (’02) live in Ballwin, Mo. Michelle is a stay-at-home mom. Jay works for the IRS. They have two children, Jonah and Avery.


Leena (Phadke) Fry (’02, ’04), Kansas City, Mo., is an assistant regional counsel with the Social Security Administration.


Rachel (Rustad) Mack (’02), Ames, Iowa, is a veterinarian at Ames Pet Hospital. She and her husband, Joshua, have a son, Carter, born in April 2011;


Brianne Shaver (’02, ’09), Kirksville, Mo., teaches kindergarten for the Knox County R-I School District.


Lauren (Sachs) Wilfling (’02), Lee’s Summit, Mo., is a family medicine chief resident at UMKC.


Peter Bess (’03) and Jennifer (Schisler) Bess (’03) live in Festus, Mo. Peter is a pediatrician at Crystal City Pediatrics. They have two children, Roland and Miles;


Amy Carmack (’03), Lake Charles, La., is an academic advisor and general studies/ senior capstone instructor at McNeese State University;


Katherine (Langhammer) Hanway (’03), Horatio, Ariz., is a production forester with Weyerhaeuser. She and her husband, Leonard, have two children, Abigail and Alexis.


Laura (Anderson) Miller (’03) lives in Webster Groves, Mo. She and her husband, Rob Miller (’03), have a daughter, Corwyn.


Christina (Davis) Phillips (’03, ’04), St. Louis, Mo., is an elementary teacher with the Lindbergh School District. She and her husband, Edward, have two children, Charlie and Nicholas.


Laura (Boyd) Roeseler (’03), St. Louis, Mo., is a development administrative assistant at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She and her husband, Matthew, have a son, Nicolas.


Lindsey (Schroeder) Testerman (’03), Columbia, Mo., is director of marketing and communication for Heart of Missouri United Way;


Shayla (Lewis) Bell (’04), Westchester, Ill., is a merchandise planner for Follett Higher Education. She and her husband, Michael, have a son, Elliot;


Justin Doss (’04, ’06), and his wife, Rebecca, announce the birth of their son, Joseph, born in September 2010.


Julie (Gerecke) Drury (’04), Columbia, Mo., is the coordinator of Greek Life at the University of Missouri. She and her husband, Chris, have a son, Benjamin.


Jennifer Fisher (’04), Overland Park, Kan., is a culinary manager for Olive Garden. She has a daughter, Kalyn;


Sara Hayden (’04) was appointed to the Fund for Theological Education Board of Trustees. She is the executive director of the Tri-Presbytery New Church Development Commission.


Amanda (Rutherford) Klaric (’04, ’05) lives in Columbia, Mo. She and her husband, Matthew, have a daughter, Rachel.


Daniel Nichols (’04, ’05), St. Louis, Mo., is an internal auditor for Huttig Building Products Inc.;


Bernadette Putman-Bailey (’04, ’05), White Bear Lake, Minn., is a speech-language pathologist for Robbinsdale Area Schools.


Paul Quisenberry (’04) and Jennifer (Miller) Quisenberry (’05) live in Ballwin, Mo. Paul proposed to Jen while attending the first ever “Taste of Truman” weekend event.


Kari (Willhite) Rothermich (’04) and Tyson Rothermich (’03) announce the birth of their daughter, Alivia, born in August 2010. Kari and Tyson are attorneys and have both taken jobs with the State of Illinois in Springfield, Ill.


Jason Wirick (’04), Chesterfield, Mo., is a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual;


Eric Dearmont (’05) has joined the St. Louis-based trial law firm of Williams Venker and Sanders LLC.


Amanda (Wood) Fitzpatrick (’05), La Plata, Mo., is a dentist with the Long Branch Dental Group.


Jason Hart (’05), St. Louis, Mo., is a software developer for Northrop Grumman Corporation.


Rebecca Landwehr (’05) lives in Washington, D.C.;


Lauren Lutz (’05), Aurora, Ill., is a hall coordinator at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy;


Tamaka Mann (’05), Maplewood, Mo., is a graduate student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a homework helper at the St. Louis Public Library;


Laura (McGranaghan) Roland (’05) lives in Pasadena, Calif.;


Brian Santos (’05, ’06), St. Peters, Mo., is a Spanish teacher with the Francis Howell School District.


Abigail (Peters) Saul (’05) and her husband, Robert, have a son, Cayden, born in October 2010.


Hoang Ta (’05), Hanoi, Vietnam, is manager of State Capital Investment Corporation;


Catherine (Zivnuska) Webb (’05), Columbia, Mo., is a student at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She and her husband, Steve Webb (’07), have a son, Nathan.


Jared Atwood (’06) and Addie (Arment) Atwood (’06) live in Oklahoma City, Okla. Jared is an oral and maxillofacial surgery resident at University of Oklahoma Medical Center. Addie is a hairstylist at Eden Salon and Spa;


Ashley (Coleman) Barton (’06), Kansas City, Mo., received her juris doctor, dean’s honors, in May 2010 and is an attorney with the law firm of Polsinelli Shughart.


Sarah Hobbs (’06), Madison, Wis., is an assistant director at Bliss Flow Yoga and Wellness Center.


Joseph Pini (’06) and Trista DiGiuseppi were married on March 5, 2011, in St. Louis. Joseph completed his master of arts in theatre education in 2010;


Sara (Schwent) Vogt (’06) and Adam Vogt live in Imperial, Mo. Sara is a registered nurse at St. John’s Mercy Medical Group, Blue Fish Pediatrics. Adam is an IT specialist for ThrottleNet. They have two children, Cameron and Katie.


Erica Flanagan (’07), Schenectady, N.Y., received her master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri in 2010, and she is a curator/archivist for the Schenectady County Historical Society;


Brandi (Price) Graham (’07), Maryland Heights, Mo., works in editorial development, veterinary medicine, at Reed-Elsevier Publishing.


Jenelle Korneman (’07), Cameron, Mo., is an RN, intensive care unit, at Heartland Regional Medical Center;


Tom Stuart (’07), Topeka, Kan., is assistant director of financial aid at Washburn University.


Ashley Styczynski (’07) is pursuing a joint MD/MPH degree at the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is student president of the American Medical Women’s Association and was awarded a grant from the Gates’ Foundation for $100,000 to pursue microbicide research.


Charity Whan (’07), Independence, Mo., was chosen as a guest speaker on Knowledge Management in Law Firms for the ARMA International Conference being held in Washington, D.C., in October 2011;


Abigail Wolcott (’07), Denver, Colo., is state director of March for Babies, March of Dimes.


Kristi Baur (’08), St. Louis, Mo., is a community support specialist for BJC Behavioral Health;


Taylor Burks (’08) received orders to report in October 2011 as the supply officer for Naval Station Key West, and site director/officer in charge of Fleet Supply Center Detachment Key West. Burks is the youngest officer to hold the Key West position as well as the youngest current site director/officer in charge in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps. He is currently the assistant supply officer onboard the USS Philippine Sea. Burks is married to


Elyse (Bragg) Burks (’08, ’09), who is the head teacher at The Goddard School in Jacksonville, Fla.;


Jenifer Calandra (’08), Lincoln, Neb., received her master’s of art in journalism and mass communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is an associate relations coordinator for Catholic Health Initiatives-The Physician Network.


Cliff Carnahan (’08), Harlingen, Texas, is a general manager for South Texas AD8.


Melanie Cole (’08), St. Louis, Mo., works for the Mehlville School District;


Angela Crawford (’08), Kansas City, Kan., is manager of eligibility services for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics;


Megan (Dye) Hainline (’08) and Benjamin Hainline (’10) live in St. Louis, Mo. Megan is a qualified developmental disability professional for TouchPoint Autism Services. Benjamin is a registered nurse in the Emergency Department at DePaul Hospital;


Devon Lacy (’08) is one of seven athletic trainers participating in a year-long fellowship at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo.


Thomas Lecaque (’08, ’10), Knoxville, Tenn., is pursuing a PhD in history at the University of Tennessee. He and his wife,


Annie (Tanner) Lecaque (’08), have a son, James.


Hannah Minturn (’08), Columbia, Mo., is an admission counselor at Stephens College.


Mary O’Brien (’08) lives in Springfield, Mo.


Travis Shively (’08, ’10) and Elena (Alvarez) Shively (’09, ’10) live in Kansas City, Mo. Travis works for BKD, LLP.


Emily (Eschbacher) Zelch (’08), Bourbon, Mo., is the community health educator at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital-BJC. She coordinates a faith-based outreach program aimed at increasing physical activity in Sullivan, Mo.


Emilie Baugh (’09, ’10), St. Louis, Mo., is an assurance associate with Price Waterhouse.


Kimberly Biller (’09) has joined the staff at Mercy Health Center Rehabilitation as a speech and language pathologist.


Lindsy Blair (’09) teaches math at Excelsior Springs (Mo.) High School.


Aaron Bland (’09), Troy, Mo., received an MS in criminal justice administration from Lindenwood University in 2010 and is a corrections officer at the Missouri Department of Corrections.


Laura Brooks (’09), San Francisco, Calif., is an associate marketing manager for Clorox;


Kara Drury (’09), Kirksville, Mo., is an administrative assistant at the Adair County Public Library.


Sally (Hertz) Gran (’09), Nevada, Iowa, is a farmer at TableTop Farm.


Amanda Gray (’09) lives in Kansas City, Mo.;


Ashley Hancock (’09), St. Louis, Mo., is a membership and marketing assistant at The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum.


Thomas Higgins (’09, ’11), Linn, Mo., is director of bands for Maries County R-2 Schools.


Michael Huey (’09) is a professional musician, composer and sound designer in Chicago, Ill.;


Meredith Harrison (’09), New York, N.Y., is pursuing a master’s degree at New York University.


Amber (Mueller) Mathews (’09) and Eric Mathews (’10) live in Metamora, Ill. Amber is an administrative assistant at Bradley University. Eric is a paraprofessional for Central Primary School;


Tom McKee (’09) and Amanda (Balk) McKee (’09) live in Jefferson City, Mo. Tom is a personal banker with UMB Bank.


James Scholfield (’09) lives in Kansas City, Mo.;


Kanna Taylor (’09), St. Charles, Mo., is a marketing and communications specialist at St. Charles Community College.


Audrey Thurman (’09) has joined BKD, LLP’s accounting staff in Wichita, Kan.


Cassandra (Remmert) Weber (’09) and Brandon Allen Weber (’07) live in Florissant, Mo. Cassandra is an actuarial analyst with Mercer.


Justin Abbott (’10), Kirksville, Mo., works for US Cellular;


Jacob Funke (’10), Kirksville, Mo., is an admission counselor at Truman State University;


Neosha Hayes (’10), St. Peters, Mo., is a communications assistant for the Francis Howell School District.


Jamie Menown (’10), Kansas City, Mo., is an inpatient staff nurse at Children’s Mercy South.


Kristyna Speraneo (’10), Florissant, Mo., is the elementary orchestra teacher for the Ferguson-Florissant School District.


Nilesh Amatya (’11) is a medical student and research technician at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.


Jenna (Moore) Stewart (’11), Fayette, Mo., is a teacher counselor with Boone County Family Resources;


Julius Wright (’11) lives in St. Charles, Mo.;


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