Class Notes



Sen. Bob Dole, ’45, a decorated World War II veteran whose political career spanned nearly 40 years, in May was honorably promoted to colonel during a private ceremony in Washington, D.C. He is the third and only living recipient of such a promotion in the U.S. Army’s 244-year history.


Julia Kabance, ’46, is 108 years old and lives in Wamego, where she’s the oldest member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. She joined the Women’s Army Corps in 1943 and continued to work for the military throughout her life.


Ray Lawrence, b’53, retired after a 64-year career in corporate and international business consulting. He and his wife, Loo, have homes in Houston and Palmdale, California.


Merlynn “Lynn” Colip, c’57, m’61, in May received the 2019 Jasper G. Chen See M.D. Volunteer Leadership Award from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. He is a retired family physician and co-founded Valley Hope, now a seven-state addiction treatment organization, 52 years ago. Lynn and Joan Eubank Colip, c’58, make their home in Norton.


Dale, b’58, g’61, and Betty Avison Swenson, c’57, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in October. They live in Hannibal, Missouri, where they volunteer at the hospital and sing with the Mark Twain Chorale.

Jim Yonally, d’58, g’62, EdD’72, a former Kansas state representative and director of special education for the Shawnee Mission School District, in May received the Special Service Award from Special Olympics Kansas. He was honored for his longtime support of the organization’s annual fundraising event.


Frederick Horne, PhD’62, in April received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon, where he had a 37-year career in higher education and retired in 2000 as professor emeritus of chemistry at Oregon State University.


Cornie Neufeld, n’63, the first male graduate of the KU School of Nursing, recently wrote Connie & Cornie: Two Nurses in Life and in Love, a memoir of his life and longtime career as a nurse in Kansas City.


Gigi Gibson Bolt, c’65, in April was inducted in the KU Women’s Hall of Fame. She lives in New York City, where she’s an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University and former director of theatre and musical theatre for the National Endowment of the Arts.

Bryan Shewmake, c’65, e’70, g’71, and his wife, Cheryl, recently went on a cruise along the Mexican Riviera, to three Central American countries and through the Panama Canal. They make their home in Blairsden Graeagle, California.


Michael McNally, b’67, l’70, in May was awarded the 2019 Justinian Award from the Smith County Bar Foundation for lifetime professional achievement and service to the community. He and Elizabeth “Fritter” Shertzer McNally, d’67, live in Tyler, Texas.

Perry, c’67, m’71, and Nancy Polson Schuetz, d’68, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June. Perry still practices ophthalmology four days a week in Great Bend, and Nancy retired after 32 years teaching English as a second language in the Great Bend School District, where she also sponsored El Baile del Sol, the Great Bend High School Mexican folk dancing club, for the past 27 years.


David Booth, c’68, g’69, co-founder and CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors in Austin, Texas, has committed a $10 million gift to the University of Texas at Austin. The investment will be used to construct the Giant Magellan Telescope, a project UT Austin has undertaken with 11 other universities and institutions.

David, c’68, m’72, and JoAnn Warrell Bouda, d’68, live in Omaha, Nebraska, where they founded LEAP, a coaching and training company. David, a physician, also owns a concierge health center called PIVOT.


Nedra Patton Bonds, c’70, in April was inducted in the KU Women’s Hall of Fame. She is a textile artist, community activist and longtime educator who received the KU Black Alumni Network’s Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award in 2015.


John Regier, c’71, retired in March after more than 42 years as an attorney at Mintz Levin in Boston.


Diana Bartelli Carlin, d’72, g’74, recently retired as associate provost for graduate and global education and professor of communication at St. Louis University. She previously worked at KU, where she was a professor of communication studies and dean of the graduate school and international programs.


Don Weiser, j’73, president and CEO of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, retired in May. He joined the chamber staff in 1975 as executive assistant to the president and served in various roles over the past four decades.


Stephanie Blackwood, j’74, g’83, in April was inducted in the KU Women’s Hall of Fame. She directs major gifts for the Ms. Women’s Foundation and has been an advocate throughout her career for women’s advancement and LGBTQ inclusion.

Jim Doepke, d’74, known affectionately to baseball fans as “Mr. Trumpet,” received an invitation to play the national anthem at his 30th and final MLB ballpark Sept. 19 at SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. He launched his Anthem Across America tour in 2008, with the goal of playing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at every Major League ballpark in the United States and Canada. Jim concludes his quest this year with trips to San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago, Milwaukee, Miami and Atlanta.

Sharon Lee, c’74, m’82, is a family physician and founder of Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care, a nonprofit medical clinic that serves low-income individuals in Kansas City. In April the facility was renamed Sharon Lee Family Health Care to commemorate its 30th anniversary. Sharon, who has been in practice for more than 30 years, was inducted in the KU Women’s Hall of Fame in 2016.

Shelly London, j’74, g’81, in April received the 2019 Dole Humanitarian Award from the KU department of special education. She’s founding president emeritus of the Poses Family Foundation, which helped launch, a web-based resource for parents of children with learning and attention difficulties.


Jan Seymour Jenkins, j’75, directs public relations at Edge Publicom in Lansing, Michigan.

Randy Johnson, d’75, retired in May after 38 years as a teacher. Most recently, he taught chemistry, biology and natural science at Gering High School in Gering, Nebraska.


Tom Curzon, c’76, an attorney and co-chair of the business practice at Osborn Maledon in Phoenix, in April received the Community Impact Award from the Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council. He is an Eagle Scout and has been involved in the scouting community for decades.

Ross Hollander, l’76, a founding member and partner at Joseph, Hollander & Craft in Wichita, was ranked for the 11th consecutive year among the state’s top labor and employment lawyers by Chambers USA.


Conrad Bibens, j’77, retired in 2018 after 28 years as a business wire and copy editor at the Houston Chronicle. He lives in Porter, Texas.


Lisa Fielden, c’78, works in human resources at St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City. She lives in Westwood.

Xochitl Dennis Grant, f’78, g’81, is a tutor at Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, where she makes her home with her husband, Joel.

Cathy Johnston Hamilton, ’78, is a legacy coordinator at the Lawrence Public Library. She’s been active in the Lawrence community for 30 years.


Frank Friedman, b’79, chief operating officer at Deloitte in Kansas City, received the 2019 KU School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in April.


Mike Barbour, b’80, g’86, is a land adviser at EQT Corporation in Pittsburgh where he lives with his wife, Carol.

Elizabeth Anderson Ohlson, f’80, is a textile artist in Ocean City, New Jersey. In May she exhibited a collection of quilts and wall hangings at the Ocean City Arts Center.

Gene Taylor, e’80, lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he’s a principal test engineer at Raytheon.

Huston Wyeth, c’80, is president of Bags and Boxes II in Kansas City, where he makes his home with his wife, Megan.


John Lomax, g’81, PhD’87, retired in 2018 as professor emeritus of history at Ohio Northern University, where he worked for the past 30 years.

Jennifer Marino, d’81, is a senior client service consultant at Holmes Murphy & Associates. She lives in Prairie Village.

John Mullett, c’81, lives in Leawood, where he’s a strategic account manager at American Outdoor Brands.

Clifton Wilson, j’81, is an investment real estate agent at Root Realty in Chicago. He makes his home in Oak Park, Illinois.

Patricia Morton Zimmerman, b’81, lives in Prairie Village, where she’s a seamstress and works at WomenSpirit, a religious apparel store.


Erle Benton, b’82, is vice president of national accounts at Guarantee Company of North America in Southfield, Michigan. He works remotely from Leawood, where he lives with his wife, Michelle.

Michael Boehm, b’82, lives in Lenexa, where he’s senior vice president at Commerce Bank. He’s seeking his fifth term as mayor this fall.

Ann Morrill Buffum, c’82, is a real estate agent at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties in Mystic, Connecticut. She and her husband, Charles, live in Stonington and have two children, Mallie and Samuel.

Alyson Armstead Farris, c’82, owns Ashley’s House Learning Center in Wichita, where she lives with her husband, Lee. They have two children, Ashley, c’15, and Ian, who will be a senior at KU this fall.

Phillip Marchbanks, c’82, j’82, lives in Portland, Oregon, where he’s a senior SAP business systems analyst for the city.

Teresa Davis Rosenquist, g’82, is a speech-language pathologist at Rehab Synergies in Fort Worth, Texas. 


Jena Hoffman, b’83, is a business administrator at Pasadena Waldorf School in Altadena, California. She and her husband, Mark, make their home in Burbank.

Lillian Svec, f’83, is an adjunct faculty member in graphic and interactive design at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. She lives in Belmont with her husband, Wayne.

Holly Zane, c’83, l’86, was promoted to associate director of human resources for employee relations at KU. She previously served as a senior employee relations specialist.


Tom Bené, b’84, in April received the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from the KU School of Business. He is chairman, president and CEO of Sysco Corp. in Houston.

Mark Delworth, c’84, m’88, is a board-certified urologist at the Urology Group in Cincinnati.

Laura Howard, l’84, in April was named secretary for both the Kansas Department for Children and Families and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. She previously served as director of the KU Public Management Center.

Beth Stein Kindall, ’84, is a payroll administrator at Bennington State Bank in Minneapolis, where she lives with her husband, Brenton.

Sam Lee, b’84, is a professor of marketing at California State University at Long Beach. He and Innkee Min Lee, c’85, live in Fullerton, California, and have two children, Junhee and Sohee.

Cathy Burke Rhodes, c’84, h’86, is co-founder of SERC Physical & Hand Therapy Clinics. She and Richard, ’85, live in Leawood.

Francisco Santos, ’84, former vice president of Colombia, was recently named Colombian ambassador to the United States. He and his wife, Maria, live in Washington, D.C.


Gretchen Day-Bryant, j’85, features editor at the South Florida Sun Sentinel and, was part of the newsroom team honored in April with the Pulitzer Prize for public service, for its coverage of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and the aftermath. Gretchen lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband, Steven.

James Fan, g’85, lives in San Ramon, California, where he’s a principal architect at AT&T.

Jerry Howard, g’85, was promoted to news director at the News-Press Gazette in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Stacey Janssen, c’85, l’88, is counsel at Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard in Kansas City. She focuses on elder law. 

Shalene Bayless Link, b’85, retired from F & C Truck Sales and Services. She makes her home in Grover, Missouri, with her husband, R. Scott. 

Craig Serig, a’85, is principal at the DLR Group in Overland Park. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Leawood.


Elizabeth Knoll Brady, j’86, lives in Chicago, where she recently was named executive vice president and chief marketing, innovation and corporate relations officer at Allstate. She starts her new role in August.

Barbara Breier, PhD’86, vice president for university advancement at Texas State University and executive director of the university’s development foundation, in April received the 2019 Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Award from the Council for Advancement and Support for Education (CASE).

Rick Linhardt, b’86, lives in Findlay, Ohio, where he’s vice president of Marathon Petroleum Company.

Brad Loveless, c’86, is secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. He was appointed in January by Gov. Laura Kelly.


Carey Craig, c’87, directs human resources at Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System.

Rosco Halsey, c’87, g’88, is a financial adviser at Waddell & Reed in Leawood.

Patti Regan, j’87, president and CEO of the Regan Group in Hawthorne, California, was honored as Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by Comerica Bank at the Jan. 29 Los Angeles Lakers game.


William Mar, c’88, is a site reliability engineering manager at LinkedIn in Mountain View, California.

Denise Hull Ring, h’88, lives in Hays, where she directs rehabilitation at Graham County Hospital.


Drew Sidener, j’89, directs creative services at KCNC-TV in Denver, where he lives with Nicole Vap, j’91, director of investigative journalism at KUSA-TV/TEGNA, and their two daughters, Zelda and Harper.


Marc Ramsey, c’90, j’90, manages communications at BE&K Building Group in Durham, North Carolina.

Tim Schantz, l’90, is CEO of Troon in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has been with the golf management firm since 1998 and most recently served as president.


Clint Collier, b’91, is an attorney at Cowell Law Firm in Overland Park. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Larry Jenkins, c’91, n’13, is a nursing instructor at Garden City Community College. He and Kelley Dunbar Jenkins, ’89, make their home in Garden City.


Beth D’Amato, c’92, is an associate solutions engineer at DataStax in Atlanta.

Jason Lohmeyer, b’92, directs finance at Lifeline Vascular Care. He and Corryn Flahaven, j’94, live in Barrington, Illinois, with their daughter, Kendall.

Cheryl Raasch Reinhardt, l’92, is corporate counsel for Zephyr Products. She lives in Overland Park with her husband, Randall.

Kristin Riley, d’92, ’93, teaches in the Carl Junction R-1 School District in Carl Junction, Missouri.


Michael Karellas, p’93, m’01, is director of urology at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut. He and JoAn Monoco, m’08, live in New York City.

Jennifer Collins King, g’93, works for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, where she’s deputy regional inspector general. She lives in Overland Park with her husband, Clifford.

Mark Lopez, m’93, is professor of emergency medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. He and his wife, Alice, live in Evans, Georgia.

Rex Walters, d’93, in May was named associate head coach for men’s basketball at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The former KU guard joins head coach Danny Manning, c’92; assistant coach Steve Woodberry, c’96; and director of player development Evan Manning, d’16.


Marlene Dearinger Neill, j’94, is assistant professor of public relations and advertising at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.


Traci Carl, c’95, j’95, directs partnerships, commercial and digital markets for the Associated Press in New York City.

Brian Markley, l’95, works at Spencer Fane in Kansas City, where he’s a partner in the firm’s litigation practice group.

Trent Williams, c’95, is assistant director of graduate military programs at KU. He and his wife, Shannon, live in Lawrence and have three children, Skylar, Noah and Riley.


Signe Cross Cook, ’96, who teaches fifth-grade mathematics and science at Park Elementary School in Great Bend, was named one of 2019’s Kansas Regional Teachers of the Year.

Thomas Erickson, j’96, manages digital communications at Medical City Healthcare in Dallas, where he lives with his wife, Bethany.

Neil Getzlow, j’96, owns Glow Relationships + Communications in Overland Park. He previously managed communications for McDonald’s for more than 13 years.

Segaran Pillai, PhD’96, is chief medical and science adviser at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In January he was named a 2019 Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Michael Willis, c’96, e’96, lives in Littleton, Colorado, where he’s a principal engineer at Lockheed Martin Space Systems.


Sarah Crawford-Parker, g’97, PhD’06, in April was named director of the University Honors Program. She has worked at KU for 15 years, most recently serving as assistant vice provost for the Office of First-Year Experience. Sarah starts her new role in July.

Cayle Goertzen, h’97, m’04, is a family physician at Heartland Health Care Clinic in Abilene, where he lives.

Joshua Meyer, b’97, is director at CFO Systems in Omaha, Nebraska. He works remotely from his home in Hoover, Alabama.


Kristie Blasi, j’98, is senior director of stats and information at ESPN Regional Television. She makes her home in Southington, Connecticut.

Brad Burke, c’98, l’01, is regional director of the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights in Kansas City, with oversight in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Daniel Davis, m’98, is a surgeon at Med Center General Surgery in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Justin Schmidt, b’99, manages business development at Bunker One in Houston.


Anna Attkisson, j’00, lives in New York City, where she’s editorial director at

Robert Paredes, l’00, is director of BKD Wealth Advisors in Kansas City. He and his wife, Anita, live in Lenexa with their two sons, Xavier and Tomas.


Elizabeth Harsha Fleske, s’01, works at Young Life as a camping administrator. She lives in Wichita and has three daughters, Madison, Jordan and Brooklyn.

Kristine Johnson, PhD’01, is a psychologist at Lawrence Psychology Collective in Lawrence, where she makes her home with her husband, Mark.

Justin Mills, c’01, m’06, lives in Washington, D.C., where he’s a medical officer at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ agency for healthcare research and quality. His work supports the U.S. preventive services task force.

Kevin Saal, g’01, is athletics director at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons, Jacob and Alex.


Brian Hanni, j’02, the play-by-play voice of the Jayhawks, in May received the 2019 Hod Humiston Award for sports broadcasting from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.

Glenn Mackay, m’02, is a physician at KC Infectious Disease Consultants in Shawnee, where he lives with his wife, Allaina.

Jonathan Parker, e’02, works at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, where he’s a senior civil engineer. He and his wife, Stephanie, live in Leawood and have two children, Reese and Lawson.


Autumn Jones Bishop, j’03, g’17, g’19, was promoted to marketing communications manager at LMH Health in Lawrence. She previously was a social media and digital communications specialist at the hospital.

Jessica Butler Clark, s’03, is a self-employed attorney in Phoenix.

Anthony Daly III, c’03, works in hospitality at Auric Road, a property management group. He and his wife, Carrie, live in Las Vegas and have a son, Anthony IV.

Caroline Boyer Faulkender, j’03, is a copy editor at FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business. She and her husband, Jason, live in Lakeville, Minnesota, with their daughters, Emily and Annora.

Sarah Warren Henning, c’03, j’03, lives in Lawrence, where she wrote Sea Witch, a young-adult novel published in 2018. The book’s sequel, Sea Witch Rising, is due out in August.

Kelly Mengelkoch, c’03, is an actress in the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and recently played the female lead in a production of “Macbeth.” She has been with the theatre group, also known as Cincy Shakes, for 14 seasons.

Justin Mennen, b’03, is senior vice president and chief information officer at Rite Aid. He makes his home in Marvin, North Carolina.

Obe Omoike, PhD’03, is a pharmacist at CVS in Kansas City, where he lives with his wife, Alexandra, and their five children, Noah, Miah, Emmi, Moses and Zoei.

Sarah Vrabac Sampson, j’03, directs client insights at Gragg Advertising in Kansas City.

Shannon Wickliffe, c’03, is chief development officer at KidsTLC in Olathe.

Matthew Wojnowski, g’03, lives in Del Rio, Texas, where he’s city manager.


Ian, c’03, and Elizabeth Kretzmeier Devlin, c’10, g’12, daughter, Ezlyn Winter, Jan. 28 in Evergreen, Colorado, where Ian is a technical business analyst at Conga, and Elizabeth is vice president of operations, support and sales at Walkthrough.


Bridget Fitzpatrick, c’04, makes her home in Denver, where she’s a broker associate at CJV Real Estate.

Tyler Hall, c’04, is a professional golfer and director of instruction at the Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, New Jersey. He recently competed in the PGA Professional Championship at Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina.


Chaitanya Gampa, g’05, is vice president and senior project manager at Huitt-Zollars Inc., a design firm in Houston. In February she was honored as Young Engineer of the Year by the local American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects.

Kylee Welling Krizmanic, f’05, was promoted to editorial content director of Midwest Living and Meredith Travel Marketing Content Studio. Most recently she served as Meredith Corporation’s creative director. She and Nicholas, c’05, live in Indianola, Iowa.

Ryan McAtee, d’05, is an assets protection business partner at Target. He lives in Wichita with his wife, Kathryn, and their two children, Reid, who’s almost 4, and Sydney, who turns 1 in August.

Michael Payne, m’05, is a radiation oncologist at HSHS Medical Group Cancer Center in Springfield, Illinois.

Raymundo Rojas, l’05, is an attorney and president of Immigration Defense Bar of El Paso in Texas.

Marissa Stephenson, j’05, is a freelance writer and editor-at-large for Runner’s World magazine. She and Kevin Kampwirth, j’05, live in Portland, Oregon.

Laura Hoehne Tatpati, m’05, is a physician and directs clerkships in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the KU School of Medicine in Wichita. She and Abraham, m’04, also a physician at the school, live in Andover.


Shannon Stewart, c’06, is a senior data scientist for the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery.


Jeret, d’06, and Laura Wolowicz Crook, d’06, g’08, son, Patrick Lyle, Oct. 17 in Dallas, where he joins a sister, Caroline, 4, and a brother, Henry, who’s almost 3. Jeret is an account executive at Microsoft.


Oscar Espinoza, l’07, is field counsel at Liberty Mutual Group in Kansas City. He makes his home in Olathe with his wife, Emily, and their three children, Davin, Benton and Bria. 

Catherine “Katie” Kollhoff, c’07, e’07, was selected in April to join Argonne National Laboratory’s Chain Reaction Innovations, a two-year entrepreneurial program that began in June. She lives in Chicago, where she’s co-founder and CEO of NUMiX Materials, a company that manufactures and supplies sorbents to recover metal contaminants from wastewater.

Connie Sanchez Watson, b’07, g’07, is director at Grant Thornton in Kansas City. She and her husband, Richard, live in Gardner and have two children, Madison and Brandon.


Angela Scofield Barton, g’08, coordinates radiology research at KU Medical Center. She lives in Lenexa with her husband, Robert, and has two children, Taylor and Morgan.

Jennifer Singer Germann, f’08, is an artist and executive director of the Manheim Township Educational Foundation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she lives with Evan, f’08, a woodworker and cabinetmaker. Jenny recently debuted “Comings and Goings,” a collection of woodburned paintings, at the Red Raven Art Company.

Patricia Jennie Simons, c’08, is an attorney at Wilson Elser in Edwardsville, Illinois. She commutes from St. Louis.

Jacob Stover, c’08, is founder of Sans Wine, a winery that works with organic and sustainable vineyards in Napa Valley.


Benjamin Jones, PhD’09, is secretary of education for the state of South Dakota. He makes his home in Sioux Falls.

Nathan Mack, c’09, is an international undergraduate admission officer at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he’s also earning a doctorate in organizational change and leadership. He and his husband, Joseph Day, e’10, live in Long Beach.

Kelly McDonough, c’09, makes her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she’s an attorney-client manager at Thomson Reuters.

Joe McGreevy, c’09, l’12, an attorney at Kuhlman & Lucas in Kansas City, was named a 2018 Rising Star in products liability law by Super Lawyers. He lives in Prairie Village with Kendall Rooney McGreevy, c’10, who supervises client engagement at the marketing agency VMLY&R.

Joseph Schremmer, c’09, j’09, g’13, l’13, an attorney at Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer and adjunct professor at KU School of Law, was named a 2018 Rising Star in energy and natural resources by Super Lawyers.


Marcus Carrillo, e’10, teaches at Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School in Wichita.

Katy Saunders, j’10, manages staffing at Robert Half in Richmond, Virginia.

Colby Wissel, b’10, c’10, a Big 12 cross-country and indoor 3,000-meter champion at KU, was inducted in the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony last fall. He lives in Bristow, Oklahoma, where he’s a commercial loan officer at Spirit Bank.


Kimberly Hernandez, c’10, to Michael Grubert, Dec. 1 in Costa Rica. They make their home in Annapolis, Maryland, where Kimberly is a coastal resources planner for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.


Katryn Allen, PhD’11, is a method-development scientist at PRA Health Sciences Bioanalytical Laboratory in Lenexa.

Alex Earles, c’11, lives in New York City, where he’s a leadership gifts officer at the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian aid organization.

Sarah Kelly, j’11, is a sports editor at the Express, a Washington Post publication. She makes her home in Washington, D.C.

Spencer Walsh, a’11, is a producer and director in Prairie Village, where he lives with Laura Beth Shartzer Walsh, c’13.


David, b’11, g’12, and Carolyn Battle Cohen, c’11, j’11, son, Myer Jack, April 18 in Overland Park. He’s their first child.


Kendra Bozarth, c’12, ’15, works at the Roosevelt Institute in New York City, where she’s deputy director of editorial and digital strategy.

Mandy Enfield, c’12, is ArtPlace Project Facilitator for the Lawrence Arts Center. She previously worked at Van Go for nearly 15 years.

Connie Forsberg, c’12, works at Amazon in Seattle, where she’s a human resources business partner.

Amanda Roberts, j’12, is a brand manager at Stolen Spirits in Chicago.


Michael Fonkert, c’12, and Margaret Holcomb, j’13, April 27 in Lawrence, where Mike works at Kansas Appleseed and Maggie works at Commerce Bank. They live in Basehor.

Evan Hunter, u’12, to Nathalie Klasky, March 9 in Brainerd, Minnesota. They live in Lawrence, where Evan teaches piano and owns Keys of Joy! Studio.


Colleen Young Kleiger, s’13, is a social worker at Metropolitan Family Services. She and Nicholas, b’13, g’13, an audit manager at Deloitte, make their home in Wheaton, Illinois.


Whitney Antwine, j’14, manages paid media at Jubilant Digital Marketing in Overland Park.

Brock Chart, u’14, g’18, a pianist, educator and composer in Lawrence, recently wrote music for “The IMAX of the 1890s: How to See the First Movies,” a short documentary released in May by New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Johnathan Goodyear, d’14, g’17, earned his Juris Doctor degree from Washburn University School of Law, with certificates in law and government and international and comparative law.


Margaret Brill, b’14, to Evan Lang, Feb. 1 in Kansas City. She works at Intouch Solutions in Overland Park.


Bailey Proctor, b’15, g’16, is an audit senior associate at KPMG in Kansas City. She lives in Overland Park.

Jacqueline Ratkey, l’15, was promoted to client development attorney at Cordell & Cordell in Independence, Missouri.


Henry Cavagnaro, j’16, is a multimedia journalist at KVUE in Austin, Texas, where he makes his home.

Thomas Plummer, c’16, lives in Chicago, where he works in strategy and business development at Jump Trading.

Emily Risley, e’16, moved from Wichita to Sierra Leone, Africa, to volunteer with the Peace Corps.


Benjamin Rapp, c’17, makes his home in New York City, where he’s a business development representative at Bread Finance.


Madison Coker, j’18, manages communication projects at Sprint in Overland Park.

Dan Garrett, j’18, is a multimedia journalist at KSNT-TV in Topeka. He commutes from Lawrence. 

Alex McLoon, j’18, works at KMTV 3 News Now in Omaha, Nebraska, where he’s a multimedia journalist.

Lanie McMullin, c’18, is a biological science technician for the National Park Service.


Langyu Wang, b’19, is an audit assistant at Deloitte & Touche in Kansas City.

Mark Yore, g’19, is division transportation officer for the U.S. Army 25th infantry division. He’s based in Kapolei, Hawaii.


Nikki Epley, assoc., is vice president and culture and talent project manager at Fidelity Bank/Oklahoma Fidelity Bank in Wichita.

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