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1949

Albert, d’49, and Marjorie Garten Blakeslee, d’49, in August celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The retired teachers make their home in Hutchinson and have a son, a daughter, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

1959

Lynn Miller, c’59, g’62, published a memoir, Postcards from Delphi, in 2020. He continues to make his home in Philadelphia, where he’s professor emeritus of political science at Temple University.

Bruce Voran, d’59, lives in Strawberry, Arizona, where he wrote Trembling Before God, which was published in January. 

Jerry Lineback
Lineback

1960

Jerry Alice Lineback, c’60, g’61, is a retired geologist in Paradise, California. Four years ago, at age 78, she came out as a transgender woman. She remains happily married to her wife of 15 years, Carol Jane Harlow.

1962

Kay Welty Gilles, ’62, retired as a research scientist at Hewlett Packard Laboratories. She lives in Capitola, California.

William Griffiths, ’62, makes his home in Westminster, South Carolina, with his wife, Cheryl. He retired as a quality analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

1963

Lewis Wiens, b’63, is founder and owner of the True North Hotel Group in Overland Park.

1965

Lester Langley, PhD’65, in December received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who. He lives in San Angelo, Texas, where he retired as professor emeritus of history at the University of Georgia.

1966

Marnie Hall, f’66, is a Medicare insurance broker in New York City.

1967

John Carter
Carter

John Carter, f’67, c’73, in October received the Martin Dewey Memorial Award, the highest honor given by the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists. He retired in 2000 as clinical associate professor and director of predoctoral orthodontics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and is currently on faculty as clinical associate professor of surgery at KU Medical Center, where for more than 20 years he has served as the orthodontic consultant for the cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies team. John and his wife, Colleen, assoc., make their home in Leawood.

William Underwood, c’67, is a research scientist at the University of Maryland in College Park. 

1969

Paul Monty, l’69, retired in January after nearly 15 years as a district magistrate judge in the 12th Judicial District. He makes his home in Washington.

1970

Z.J. Czupor, j’70, wrote The Big Weird: Haikus in Times of Pandemic and Chaos, which was published in December. He’s the principal co-founder of the InterPro Group, a marketing consulting and public relations firm in Denver.

1972

Mark Robinett, d’72, g’77, is an attorney at Brim, Robinett, Cantu & Brim in Austin, Texas. 

Marcia Hunn Turner, e’72, g’81, is an assistant contracts engineer at the Kansas Department of Transportation in Topeka.

Jeffrey Van Sickle, a’72, lives in Wichita, where he retired as CEO of GLMV Architecture.

1973

Tuck Duncan, j’73, is an attorney in Topeka. He specializes in administrative law and beverage alcohol licensing.

Alice McMillan Lockridge, d’73, makes her home in Renton, Washington, where she’s an exercise physiologist. 

1974

 Jane Rieke Lang, n’74, lives in Stilwell, where she retired as a post-anesthesia care unit nurse at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. 

James Maddock, e’74, is retired and lives in Whitesboro, Texas.

1976

Pamela Honnold Bacon, p’76, g’91, recently retired after 43 years in hospital pharmacy and GPO consulting. She received Applied Jewelry Professional designation from the Gemological Institute of America and now works part time at Marks Jewelers in Lawrence.

Kenna Giffin, c’76, j’76, retired after teaching political science at South Texas College in McAllen.

Michael Smyser, a’76, a’77, retired as vice president at HDR design firm. He lives in Nellysford, Virginia.

1977

Douglas Griswold, e’77, g’80, owns G2 Systems Design in Wichita, where he lives with Peggy Hodson Griswold, d’75.

Dennis Keller, g’77, m’81, PhD’81, is retired and lives in Leawood. 

Gayle Miller Sims, c’77, lives in Cedar Hill, Texas, with her husband, Alan, c’87, c’88. She retired after a 30-year career in human resources and serves as secretary on the board of trustees for the Cedar Hill Independent School District. Alan is a Cedar Hill city
council member.

James Utt, p’77, is the medical science director at Helsinn Therapeutics. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1979

Donna Fletcher, h’79, lives in Lenexa, where she’s a data quality manager at Children’s Hospital Association.

Alexander Stewart, h’79, wrote Add Thou To It: The Selected Writings of Robert Clarence Lawson, which was published in 2019 by Seymour Press. It’s a collection of essays about a Harlem civil rights activist and preacher who participated in the March on Washington in 1957.

Timothy, d’79, PhD’05, and Susan Wesche Todd, c’80, g’97, ’99, are retired and live in Lenexa.

1980

J. Augustine, b’80, is senior vice president of sales at Simbe Robotics in Naperville, Illinois.

Daniel Kellerman, e’80, lives in Overland Park, where he’s vice president at HNTB Corp.

1981

Bill Griffith, b’81, lives in McKinney, Texas, where he owns M2DS Media, a digital services and marketing company.

MaryAnn Romski, PhD’81, is a speech-language pathologist and Regents professor of communication, psychology and communication disorders at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

1982

Christian Erzinger, c’82, owns Specialty Fulfillment Services Corp. in Lake Forest, Illinois. 

Howard Fox, b’82, is a real estate executive at Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate and a consultant at Fox
Consulting. He and Laura Sandborn Fox, d’83, make their home in Kansas City.

1983

James Albertson, g’83, retired as CEO of University of Kansas Physicians. He lives in Overland Park.

Chris Biggs, l’83, an attorney at Knopp and Biggs in Manhattan, in December was selected to serve on the Riley County indigent defense panel.

Carole Engelder, e’83, lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she’s deputy area project manager at Triad National Security.   

Dawn Struthers Sigmen, c’83, is vice president and director of client strategy at Angell Marketing in Phoenix.

Scott Spangler, c’83, lives in Laguna Niguel, California, where he works at Vesper Energy Development.

Sarah Owens Steele, b’83, is a shareholder and director of Gilmore Bell’s Wichita office.

1984

Mark Cairns, c’84, received the 2021 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association. He’s the District 5 representative for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association ATs Care Commission, which provides critical incident stress management services to trainers and students nationwide. Mark works at Neu Physical Therapy Center in Lawrence and at Olathe Health. 

Michael Dankwerth, b’84, is a senior adviser at HumanityCorp in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

1986

Pamela Prieb Reed, c’86, lives in Carmel, Indiana, where she’s director of claims at Travelers Insurance.

1987

Doug Anderson, d’87, g’93, PhD’02, is executive director at Keystone Learning Services in Ozawkie.

Julia Riggle McKee, c’87, founded FineLine HR Consulting in Kansas City.

John Selzer, g’87, is an IT business analyst at Commerce Bank in Kansas City. He and his wife, Suzanne, assoc., live in Leawood.

Ahmad Kawesa Sengendo, g’87, PhD’88, is assistant secretary general in charge of economic affairs at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. He previously served for 16 years as rector of the Islamic University in Uganda.

Stephen Sullivan, PhD’87, practices law in New York City. 

Irvetta Williams, a’87, lives in St. Louis, where she’s a consultant for municipal government at iJay Enterprise.

1988

Dawood Al-Dawood, e’88, vice president for marketing, supply and joint venture coordination at the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), in December was honored with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award of S&P Global Platts. He was inducted in the KU School of Petroleum Engineering Hall of Fame in 2010.

Jeff Foster, c’88, ’00, is vice president of revenue development for the Kansas City Monarchs baseball club. He lives in Parkville, Missouri.

William Mar, c’88, manages software engineering at WePay  in Redwood City, California. He and his husband, Kevin Eng, assoc., live in San Francisco and have two children, Chaya and Chance, who are 1.

Debora Early Price, c’88, is a substitute teacher at Morgan Hunter Education. She and her husband, Robert, live in De Soto and have two children, Garret and Elaine.

1989

Sergio Abauat, e’89, lives in Bogotá, Colombia, where he’s CEO of Las Quinchas Resources Corp.

Sean Davern, e’89, is a senior data scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Daniel Pennington, j’89, lives in Edwards, Colorado, where he’s president of Vail Health Foundation.

Viola Brauer Straley, b’89, is an accountant at Varney & Associates in Manhattan.

1990

Lisa Arzu-Zuniga, e’90, lives in Houston, where she’s a project control manager at Worley.  

Rick Guess, c’90, g’19, is a user interface/user experience designer at GEHA insurance company. He lives in
Kansas City.

1991

Ashwin Gollerkeri, m’91, is senior vice president and head of development at Kymera Therapeutics in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Patrick Sullivan, d’91, g’98, is an associate professor of mathematics at Missouri State University. He and his wife, Dawn, assoc., make their home in Ozark, Missouri, and have three daughters, Emma, Lily and Gwen.

Thomas Thompson, c’91, g’93, directs business analytics at Havas Edge in Irving, Texas. He and his wife, Paige, live in Rockwall.

1992

Cathy Moore Macfarlane, j’92, owns Blue Eagle Investigations in Overland Park.

Matt McColley, c’92, is vice president and chief claims officer at KW Specialty Insurance in Scottsdale, Arizona. He lives in Phoenix with his wife, Rae, and has three children, Madison, Liam and Noah.

Amy Forker Mounts, j’92, is senior vice president of technology at High Touch Technologies in Wichita. She and her husband, Milt, assoc., make their home in Andale.

Christine Lynn Norton, c’92, is a professor of social work at Texas State University in San Marcos. She and her husband, Billy, have three children, William, Wendell and Mahalia.

1993

Gregory Belshe, c’93, j’93, lives in Overland Park, where he’s division director of IT at the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Charles Branson, b’93, l’96, is an attorney at Fisher, Patterson, Sayler & Smith in Overland Park.

Michelle Mahaffey, b’93, l’96, is executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, where she makes her home.

Bob Wiltfong, j’93, wrote The BS Dictionary: Uncovering the Origins and True Meanings of Business Speak, which was published in April 2020. He was a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and also was featured in commercials for Nationwide Insurance as “The World’s Greatest Spokesperson in the World.” 

1994

Christopher Bader, g’94, in December was honored with the Water Wheel Award by the North Dakota Water Users Association and North Dakota Water Resource Districts Association. He works for the State Water Commission. 

Carla Rabb Bukalski, e’94, is director of specification at GE Current. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

Geoffrey Farley, a’94, is an architect and project manager for the U.S. Air Force. He and Michelle Volk Farley, c’93, live in Chugiak, Alaska.

Rachel Waltner Goossen, PhD’94, professor of history at Washburn University in Topeka, wrote “Repent of the Sins of Homophobia: The Rise of Queer Mennonite Leaders,” which was published in February in the religious studies journal Nova Religio.

Brian Phillips, e’94, is senior  vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary at Inspire Medical Systems in Osseo, Minnesota.

Jamar Pickreign, g’94, PhD’97, is associate dean of assessment and accreditation in the School of Education, Health and Human Services at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, where he lives with Kelley, g’00, an academic adviser at the university.

Chad Tenpenny, c’94, l’97, lives in Leawood, where he’s general counsel to U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall.

David Van Daff, c’94, lives in Elmhurst, Illinois, where he directs health club relations at the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Corine Wegener, g’94, g’01, directs the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative in Washington, D.C.

1995

LaRisa Chambers, c’95, joined the board of directors of the Mental Wellness Center, a nonprofit organization in Santa Barbara, California. She’s senior gift officer at Cottage Health.

Devon Coffey, c’95, is senior manager of the Kansas City regional development team at the Opus Group. She lives in Prairie Village.

Matthew Hydeman, j’95, g’97, coordinates matching gifts at University of Arizona Foundation in Tucson. 

Stephen Long, PhD’95, wrote The 7 Deadly Sins of Youth Sport: How to Raise Happy, Healthy and High Performing Kids, which was published in October. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Cathy O’Hara Weiss, a’95, makes her home in Madison, Wisconsin, where she’s a senior architect and planner at the University of Wisconsin System Office of Capital Planning & Budget.

1996

Shashi Jain, e’96, manages strategic innovation at Intel Corp. He lives in Portland, Oregon. 

Scott Moore y Medina, a’96, is founder and president of Blue Star Integrative Studio, an Indigenous American creative firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Libby Swed Robertson, j’96, is a professional service veterinarian at IDEXX Laboratories in Lenexa.

Chris Ronan, j’96, g’11, was promoted to senior public relations manager at Geocaching HQ in Seattle.

1997

Jeffrey Blunt, g’97, is chief financial officer at the Loeb Electric Company in Columbus, Ohio.

John Bryant, b’97, l’01, in February was appointed by Gov. Laura Kelly as the 1st Judicial District judge in Atchison. 

Stuart Canning, g’97, lives in San Francisco, where he’s co-founder and senior vice president of business development at CyberOne Security.

Matthew Meier, c’97, is an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Chris Millspaugh, f’97, is a freelance creative designer in Lawrence, where he lives with Lowen Sapp Millspaugh, c’05, an administrative associate at KU’s department of theatre & dance.

Steven Brian Murray, g’97, is an investment adviser at the ETF Store in Overland Park. He lives in Olathe with his wife, Amy. 

1998

Carmen Chase, m’98, is a psychiatrist and directs the mental health unit at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Illinois.

Travis Perret, d’98, owner of Exercise Therapy in Kansas City, spoke with Concordia High School students in January as part of the school’s career exploration program.

Kristin Farrar Tope, d’98, ’99, is a STEM teacher at Marion City Schools in Marion, Ohio. She and Daniel, c’97, a data analyst at US Bank, live in Dublin.

Samuel Wendt, c’98, an attorney at Wendt Goss in Kansas City, in January was named 2021 president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

1999

Gwendolyn Gage Clark, j’99, directs circulation and marketing at Linux New Media in Lawrence. 

John Gieler, ’99, is a senior endpoint administrator at Empower Retirement. He and Valerie Crow Gieler, j’96, who directs publications at KU Endowment, live in Olathe and have three children, Drake, Quentin and Sloane. 

Gary Hamilton, e’99, is a senior electrical engineer at Intuitive Research and Technology Corp. in Huntsville, Alabama, where he lives with Kimberly, ’05.

Shino Kamizono, f’99, lives in Tokyo, where she’s a senior designer at Yahoo! Japan Corp.

William Perkins, g’99, is director of engineering at Trioptics. He and his wife, Claudia, assoc., live in Hawaiian Gardens, California.

Amy Spencer Wade, c’99, teaches kindergarten at Northeast Schools in Arma. She and her husband, Shane, live in Pittsburg and have two children, Spencer and Allie.

2000

Brian Allers, c’00, is senior vice president of business development at the Television Bureau of Advertising. He lives in Leawood.

Kerrie Crites-Greenfelder, e’00, was promoted to manager of engineering for the Kansas City water division at Burns & McDonnell. She makes her home in Olathe with her husband, Matt, and their son, Carter.

Michael Hoelscher, a’00, lives in Fairway, where he’s a senior architect at Populous.

Jason Hohman, d’00, g’04, is a project manager at Philips. He lives in Lawrence with Jenny Schierbaum Hohman, c’04, director of life marketing at Advisors Excel.

Brian Holmes, e’00, manages sales at OptaSense in Centennial, Colorado, where he lives with his wife, Emily.

Cory Littlepage, b’00, is CEO and founder of Tribal Diagnostics, the first American Indian owned and operated reference laboratory, based in Oklahoma City. He’s a member of Chickasaw Nation.

Leslie Potter, j’00, lives in Chicago, where she’s practice manager at Balanced Awakening.

Ryan Westhoff, e’00, ’02, is a senior software engineer at Intrepid Direct Insurance in Overland Park.

2001

Julie Anderson Banninger, n’01, is a registered nurse at Salina Surgical Hospital. She and her husband, Chris, live in Salina and have two children, Corbin and Brooke.

Michael Coats, a’01, is a senior architect and project manager at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City. He was included in an online feature for the Kansas City Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, which highlighted local designers during Black History Month.  

Eliza Darmon, j’01, was promoted to co-executive director of development and operations at Van Go in Lawrence.

Kelly Donnelly Davis, c’01, g’03, makes her home in Kansas City, where she’s a speech-language pathologist in the Raymore-Peculiar School District.

Scott Gillaspie, c’01, works in information technology and operations at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He lives in Rutland, Massachusetts.

Laura Gosa, c’01, g’06, is chief financial officer and chief operating officer at ReflectUS in New York City. She and Kevin, f’02, g’04, founder of OCTANT8 and Nonprofit Velocity, live in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Catherine Davis Krammer, d’01, g’02, PhD’07, is associate professor and director of special education at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio. She and her husband, Edmund, have two sons, Trey and Quinn.

2002

Ryan Jacobsen, c’02, m’06, associate professor of emergency medicine at KU Medical Center, in January received the President’s Award from the National Association of EMS Physicians. 

Jennifer Bacani McKenney, c’02, m’06, in March was named 2021 Rural Health Practitioner of the Year by the National Rural Health Association. She’s a physician at Bacani & McKenney Family Medicine and Surgery in Fredonia, where she practices with her father, O.C. Bacani. She also serves as the Wilson County health officer.

Jason Nicolay, b’02, g’03, is managing director at Houlihan Lokey. He makes his home in Mission Hills with his wife, Sarah-Beth. 

Brian Powers, b’02, is a senior software engineer at DMSi in Omaha, Nebraska.

Shanmuga “SV” Purushothaman, e’02, g’02, is senior partner enablement manager at VMware in Bellevue,
Washington. 

Amy Smith, b’02, g’03, lives in Overland Park, where she’s vice president of finance at the United Way of Greater Kansas City.

2003

Beth Williams Brockway, b’03, is regional vice president of managed business services at Protiviti. She lives in Waukee, Iowa.

Kelly Conner, f’03, ’10, is a jeweler at MeritMade in Kansas City. 

Dan Cranshaw, l’03, a shareholder at Polsinelli in Kansas City, was appointed to the Missouri Development Finance Board.

Aaron Hedrick, c’03, is a lieutenant colonel and B-52 instructor pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He’s based in Louisiana. 

David Meall, b’03, makes his home in New York City, where he’s a talent acquisition leader.

Sarah Smarsh, c’03, j’03, was selected by the National  Book Critics Circle as one of five finalists in the nonfiction category for her latest book, She Come by It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs, which was published in October by Simon & Schuster. Her first book, Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country in the World, was a finalist in 2018 for the National Book Awards. 

Michael Stern, j’03, is chief marketing officer at Crisp in Northbrook, Illinois.

Leita Schultes Walker, c’03, j’03, l’06, an attorney and partner at Ballard Spahr in Minneapolis, was named to the Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year list for 2020.

Ian & Elizabeth Devlin

Born to:

Ian, c’03, and Elizabeth Kretzmeier Devlin, c’10, g’12, a son, Coyne Everest, Dec. 26 in Conifer, Colorado, where he joins a sister, Ezlyn, who’s 2. Ian is a Salesforce consultant at Coastal Cloud and Elizabeth works in sales operations at Degreed.

2004

Erin Rodvelt Aldridge, j’04, is executive director of the Library Foundation in Topeka, where she makes her home with Brandon, ’05, who owns Brandon Aldridge State Farm Insurance Agency. They have two children, Kaitlyn, 12, and Reid, 5.

Justin Bauman, d’04, g’06, is executive chief operations assistant at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. He and his wife, Stacy, live in Overland Park and have a daughter, Tatum, who’s 8. 

Benjamin Burgen, c’04, lives in Pensacola, Florida, where he’s an adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida.

Miguel Catano, g’04, DPT’06, is clinic director at PT Solutions Physical Therapy in Olathe.

Andrew Heinicke, c’04, coordinates special services in the Olathe School District. He and Sara Flynn Heinicke, c’04, g’12, ’19, who teaches early childhood special education, live in Olathe and have two daughters, Bryant, 6, and Reed, 4.

Brian Kennalley, b’04, is a senior data privacy specialist at Amazon. He lives in Seattle.

Owen Newman, l’04, was promoted to partner at Duane Morris in Chicago. He’s a litigation attorney.

Emily Melnyk O’Neill, j’04, is senior director of retail marketing at Edelman Financial Engines in Overland Park.

Jay Quickel, g’04, lives in Overland Park, where he’s CEO of Agway Farm & Home.

Peter Riggs, l’04, is an attorney and partner at Spencer Fane in Kansas City.

2005

Jon Amundson, g’05, is interim city manager of Richland, Washington. He served as the city’s assistant manager for the past 13 years. 

Matt Beat, j’05, is the co-host of “Jobsolete,” a new iHeartMedia podcast. 

Allan Hemmy, c’05, ’07, is a geologist at Kolibri Global Energy in Newbury Park, California. 

Danny Lewis, d’05, was promoted to director of sports sales at Shield Lockers in Kansas City. He and his wife, Laura, assoc., live in Eudora with their children, Carter, 11, and Hadley, 7.

Kate Schmidt McMahan, c’05, lives in Seattle, where she’s senior HR lead at Microsoft Corp.

2006

Khalil Alleyne, m’06, in February was promoted to chief of family medicine at South Shore Medical Center in Norwell, Massachusetts. He has practiced at the hospital since 2014. 

Jason Arribas, c’06, ’07, is a physician at St. Luke’s Health System in Overland Park. He and Stephanie Kroemer
Arribas,
b’05, live in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and have two daughters, Elizabeth and Lyla. 

Ankur Dayal, g’06, lives in Richmond, Texas, where he’s a manager at Codeup.

Samuel Deutch, c’06, g’08, is a neuropsychologist at Associates in Neuropsychology in Overland Park. He and his wife, Charity, live in Leawood.

Derek Emery, c’06, directs strategic business development at SKF USA. He lives in Perrysburg, Ohio, with his wife, Jessica, and has two children, Tera and Kellan.

Muhammad Asif Iqbal, g’06, lives in Cary, North Carolina, where he’s vice president and head of project management and engineering for the Americas at Bayer.

Gregory Meitl, a’06, is a critical facility engineer at Jones Lang LaSalle real estate company. He and Kathy McVey Meitl, d’05, g’09, a science teacher, live in Norwalk, Iowa, and have two children, Holly and Chase.

Born to:

Lindsey Kinkelaar Wyatt, d’06, and her husband, Tate, daughter, Mallyn Elaine, Sept. 18 in Overland Park, where she joins a sister, Ellery, who’s 2. 

2007

Ryan Hogan, e’07, is a software engineering manager at Garmin in Olathe, where he makes his home with Elizabeth Olson Hogan, c’11, and their children, Lucas, 3, and Cara, 1. 

Nathan Ladd, b’07, lives in Kansas City, where he’s vice president of sales at Labconco Corp. 

Joshua Ridder, l’07, is farm loan chief for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He makes his home in Manhattan. 

Kenneth Simmons, g’07, lives in Arlington, Virginia, where he’s chief of construction at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Grant Snider, ’07, lives in Derby, where he’s an orthodontist and illustrator who calls himself “the incidental comic.” He has published several books, including There Is A Rainbow, which came out in January.  

Married

Jacob Vander Velde, d’07, and Annie Clancey, c’09, Nov. 14 in Rosemary Beach, Florida. They make their home in Prairie Village, where Jake is a sales representative at PepsiCo and Annie works in sales at the Clancey Company.

2008

Tyler Buck, c’08, g’11, lives in Thornton, Colorado, where he’s global product manager at Hach Company. 

Richard Fursetzer, b’08, is an email operations marketing analyst at Bluestem Brands in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Cameron Manuel, b’08, g’08, is president and general manager at Reliable Caps in Olathe.

Beryl New, EdD’08, director of certified personnel and equity for Topeka Public Schools, in February was a featured speaker for Black History Month at Pittsburg State University. She is chair of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission.

Ryan Northup, c’08, is a physician at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

Mark Terry, g’08, is chief certification officer at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians in Columbus, Ohio.

Anita Faulkner White, b’08, directs accounting at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City. She and William, b’04, g’08, l’08, a senior operations manager at Amazon, make their home in Shawnee and have four children, Charles, Cailin, Gwendolen and Winifred.

Annie Hundley Yungeberg, c’08, is a preschool teacher at Washington County Schools. She and her husband, James, live in Washington. 

2009

Brad, c’09, m’13, and Maggie Fey Cardonell, m’13, make their home in Columbia, Missouri, where Brad is anesthesia medical director at University Hospital and Maggie is co-director of pediatric ophthalmology at the hospital. They have three children, Caroline, 5, and twins James and Eloise, who will be 1 this year.

Patrick Housby, c’09, is an account manager at Worldwide Beverage Group in Lenexa. 

Elizabeth Gonzalez James, g’09, wrote Mona at Sea, which will be published in June by Santa Fe Writers Project. It’s her first novel. 

Diana Taylor Knight, c’09, g’12, is an operations research analyst at the National Guard Bureau. She makes her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband, Daniel, and their son, Olin, who’s almost 3.

Erin Lewis Mannen, e’09, PhD’15, is an assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. 

Mallory Gaunce Nacbar, j’09, is director of human resources and operations at Grapevine Designs in Lenexa. She and her husband, Jeffrey, assoc., live in Prairie Village.

Brian Teefey
Teefey

Reid Petty, ’09, is district director for Rep. Tracey Mann in Kansas’ 1st Congressional District. He lives in Garden City with his wife, Hannah, and their son, Nicholas, who’s 1.

Allison Lohrenz Snyder, a’09, is assistant town manager of Wake Forest, North Carolina. She lives in Durham.

Brian Teefey, b’09, g’09, directs transaction advisory services at Weaver, an accounting firm in Dallas.

Mara Ankerholz Winiarz, b’09, c’09, is a human resources strategy and operations lead at Google. She and her husband, Chris, live in Chicago and have a son, Enzo Rian, who just turned 1.

Married

Lacey Anderson, g’09, to Timothy Blaufuss, Oct. 3 in Fargo, North Dakota, where they make their home. Lacey is a behavioral health therapist. 

2010

Tessa Fall Gutierrez, s’10, is a licensed specialist clinical social worker and addictions counselor and owns New Leaf Counseling in Junction City. In February, she spoke to students at Concordia High School as part of the school’s career exploration program.

Inga Schuchard Kingland, a’10, is an attorney at Larkin Hoffman in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has two stepdaughters, Claire and Greta, and a daughter, Evan, who will be 1 in September.

Manjiri Namjoshi, g’10, lives in Laguna Hills, California, where she manages software engineering at Paciolan.

2011

Sudha Yegyanaray Anand, g’11, is a library systems administrator at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where she lives with Anand Srinivasan, g’12, a senior technical specialist at Cummins. 

Erin DeKoster, g’11, l’11, is senior manager of accreditation at the American College of Surgeons in Chicago.

Michael Gray, c’11, is a member of the cardiovascular discovery group-interventional cardiology at the University of Sydney in Australia.

Matt Greeno, e’11, was promoted to lead master distiller at MGP Ingredients in Atchison. He has been with the company since 2011 and recently was a distillery process engineering manager.

Scott, b’11, g’12, and Danielle Larrabee Johnston, d’11, ’12, live in St. Louis with their son, Theodore, who just turned 1. Scott is an associate attorney at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, and Danielle is a teacher. 

Stephanie Joseph, g’11, is a compliance officer at Indian Health Service. She lives in Keams Canyon, Arizona.

Corbin Kline, e’11, is a project manager at Schlumberger in Houston.

Jay Kramer, l’11, lives in Leawood, where he’s president of OAS.

Jessica Nelson Palm, j’11, is vice president of marketing and public relations at the Kansas City Area Development Council.

Lindsey Piper, h’11, lives in Shawnee, where she’s a senior process improvement professional at Humana.  

Andrew Posch, j’11, is a copywriter at Signal Theory. He lives in Overland Park with his wife, Alexandra.

Kyle Roberts, g’11, is principal and civil engineering department manager at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City. In January he was named to the 2021 class of Engineering News-Record Midwest’s Top Young Professionals.

2012

James Gentile, b’12, g’19, manages application development at BlueScope Buildings North America in Kansas City. 

Nic Langford, c’12, was promoted to director of redevelopment for the city of Clarksville, Indiana. He previously served as the city’s redevelopment associate.

Mike Lavieri, j’12, manages public relations at Husch Blackwell in Kansas City. He and his wife, Jaymee, live in Overland Park.

Erin Locke, g’12, m’13, is the Shawnee County health officer. She makes her home in Topeka.

Timothy Miller, l’12, lives in Austin, Texas, where he’s an attorney at Allen Boone Humphries Robinson.

Brandon Monroe, b’12, directs digital marketing at Notley Ventures in Austin, Texas.

Kassie Altergott Murphy, c’12, is a retail broker at Newmark Zimmer in Kansas City. She lives in Overland Park with her husband, Brice, and their daughter, Teagan, who’s almost 3.

Noah Smutz, c’12, is a book conservator and owns NS Conservation in St. Louis. His work recently was featured in Design STL magazine. He and his wife, Sophie, live in Affton, Missouri. 

Samantha Stultz, j’12, directs social media at Zircon Laboratory in Overland Park.

Clay Westerlund, c’12, works in acquisitions at I-Deal Homes in San Diego.

2013

Ashley Dillon, l’13, was promoted to partner at Stinson law firm in Kansas City.    

Stephanie Johanning, c’13, is the business operations manager at A Budget Disposal in Nashville, Tennessee.

Katie Leech, b’13, lives in Denver, where she’s a tax accountant at CohnReznick.

Nicholas Shields, g’13, is a nurse anesthetist at Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron, Missouri.

Elizabeth Vinyard, c’13, is a wildlife biologist at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. She lives in Charleston.

2014

Thomas Chambers, g’14, is a 3D visualization specialist and managing member at ICT Visualization in Wichita. 

Edgar Damian, b’14, g’15, lives in Lenexa, where he’s a financial analyst at Dickinson Financial Corp.

Dillon Davis, c’14, is a communications strategist at Terracon, a consulting and engineering company in Olathe.

James Ferguson, g’14, is an analyst at Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US in Suwanee, Georgia.

Corrine Baliel Haukap, g’14, teaches special education at Goddard Public Schools. She and her husband,
Matthew, live in Cheney with their daughters, Layne, 4, and Remi, 1.

Angela Hawkins, j’14, manages grants compliance at the Literacy Lab. She lives in Overland Park.

Christopher Hayden, c’14, is an attorney at Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown in Milwaukee.

Caleb Hays, g’14, ’20, lives in Alexandria, Virginia, where he’s general counsel for the U.S. House Committee on House Administration.

Ashleigh Lee, j’14, ’21, is a communication specialist at Mississippi State University Foundation. 

Davina Litt, b’14, is a technical analyst at T-Mobile in Overland Park. She and her husband, Yevgeniy Khariton, live in Kansas City.

Nicole Nunes, j’14, manages marketing for Peacock TV at NBCUniversal Media. She makes her home Jersey City, New Jersey.

Jennifer Ohler, d’14, lives in Parkville, Missouri, where she’s a senior product owner at Cerner.

Philip Ozorkiewicz, c’14, is an associate at Matthews Real Estate Investment Services in Austin, Texas.

2015

Megan Hazelwood, j’15, lives in Lawrence, where she’s an administrative associate at KU’s department of film & media studies.

Evan Rattenborg, j’15, is a senior web content specialist at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.  

David Thomas, c’15, is a business analyst at Farmers Insurance Group. He makes his home in Gardner.

2016

Kelly Huff, PhD’16, lives in Topeka, where she’s a lecturer in music history and theory at Washburn University.

Rebecca Levine, c’16, directs youth and family programming at Congregation Beth Shalom in Overland Park.

2017

Cora Burgoyne, c’17, g’19, is the clinical enterprise policy coordinator at Centura Health in Denver. She also managed the health center’s COVID-19 emergency response effort in 2020.  

Nikhila Gunda, g’17, g’21, is assistant transit researcher at KU’s Transportation Center. She lives in Lawrence.

Francesca Haynes, c’17, lives in Lawrence, where she’s the diversity coordinator at the Lawrence Public Library. 

Jaden Scott, j’17, l’20, is associate legal counsel at Hill’s Pet Nutrition in Topeka.

Joshua Smith, j’17, is senior social marketing manager at Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Network. He lives in Shawnee.

Caitlin Ungerer, j’17, manages influencer marketing at Octagon in Chicago.

Ashley Williamson, s’17, is chief replication officer at the Giving Grove, a nonprofit organization serving food-
insecure communities in Kansas City. 

2018

Alyssa Barratt, c’18, g’20, teaches mathematics at Free State High School in Lawrence. 

Kenneth Beck, c’18, a graduate of KU ROTC, is a first lieutenant weapon systems officer on the B-1 at Dyess Air Force Base. He lives in Abilene, Texas, with Priscila Ruiz Beck, a’20, an architectural associate at Jacob Martin.

Mackenzie Haun, c’18, is senior associate for measurement at Hillel International. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jackson Kurtz, j’18, lives in Lenexa, where he’s a reporter at KMBC/KCWE.

Megan Lowcock, b’18, is associate manager of benefits and human resources analytics at Intouch Group. She lives in Overland Park.

Marysa Bradshaw McCartney, b’18, g’19, teaches business at Salina Central High School in Salina, where she lives with her husband, Justin, a first-year medical student at KU.

Nazanin Amiri Meers, g’18, is a mixed-media artist and textile designer. She recently moved from Lawrence to California.

Elizabeth Peterson, e’18, makes her home in Omaha, Nebraska, where she’s a cost engineer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Harrison Quinn, b’18, is founder and managing partner at HDQ Wealth in Leawood, where he lives with Kyrie Killen Quinn, j’17, who directs marketing at Quinn Real Estate Company.

Alexis Ray, g’18, manages program events for the Great Overland Station at Shawnee County Parks and Recreation in Topeka.

Married

Alex Lierz, e’18, to Laura Rush, Nov. 28 in Robinson. They live in Holton, where Alex is a design engineer at Schenck Processes.

2019

Robert Adams, c’19, lives in Indianapolis, where he’s a communications consultant.

Stephen Dunlap, g’19, is an IT infrastructure project manager at Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics in Lee’s Summit.

Allison Ellis, c’19, is an adviser at Warby Parker in Houston. 

Riley Jay, j’19, lives in Los Angeles, where he’s an assistant programmatic trader at Mediahub Worldwide.

Shannon Baxter Jones, c’19, is a clinical trial specialist at PRA Health Sciences in Lenexa.

Anna Perrone, j’19, is an account executive and services client partner at SAP in San Francisco.

Kailin Stinson, j’19, coordinates digital media at the Greteman Group in Wichita.

2020

Hannah Bedford, l’20, makes her home in Marshall, Missouri, where she’s assistant prosecuting attorney at the Saline County Prosecutor’s Office. 

Jack Fowler, b’20, is a graduate associate in supply chain management at XPO Logistics in Ontario, California. He lives in Phoenix.

Haley Hannaman, g’20, coordinates student organizations and clubs at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.  

Kyle Herda, e’20, is an associate engineer at Northrop Grumman Corp. in Melbourne, Florida. 

Maya Minocha, j’20, lives in New York City, where she’s an account coordinator at the Brandman Agency.

Hadley Oehlert, j’20, coordinates marketing at Payless in Topeka. 

2021

Alison Bryce, g’21, is a news editor at Banner-Press in Brenham, Texas.

Ceri Holland, d’21, a professional soccer player for Liverpool FC Women, was named the FA Women’s
Championship Player of the Month for February. She was a three-time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week at KU
and a member of the 2019 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team.

Ronnie Lozano, j’21, is a news producer at KCTV5 and KSMO in Fairway.

Catherine Pallesen, c’21, is a combat engineer for the Kansas Army National Guard. She lives in Lansing.

Malcolm Proudfit, g’21, was promoted to CEO of Good Energy Solutions in Lawrence. He previously served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

ASSOCIATES

Dennis Forbes, assoc., is the new-sales manager at Bill Knight Lincoln-Volvo Cars of Tulsa. He lives in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Keith Rogers, assoc., lives in Lee’s Summit with his wife, Brenda, assoc. He retired as project manager at Hallmark Cards.

Cheryl Wonnell, assoc., retired as president at Creative Advertising. She makes her home in Lawrence.

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