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Class Notes

1950

Duane Harvey, ’50, in November received the Legion of Honor, degree of Chevalier (Knight), from the French government for his service as a paratrooper during World War II. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

1953

Donald Decker, c’53, m’56, is a retired physician. He was a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy stationed in Florida from 1957 to 1959. He lives in Halstead with his wife, Alice, and attends the Veterans Day program at Halstead Middle School every year.

 

1960

Ellen Jurden Hockaday, c’60, served as honorary chair of the 2020 and 2021 Jewel Ball at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. She was a Jewel Ball debutante in 1957.

 

1961

Bruce Darlington, PhD’61, was reelected to the city council in Wadsworth, Ohio, for a ninth term. He retired as senior research fellow at Mead Central Research in 1997.

Frank Einhellig, d’61, retired as provost at Missouri State University in Springfield. He was also a biology professor and served as chancellor of the university’s Mountain Grove campus.

 

1964

H. R. “Skip” Granger, c’64, l’67, and Mary Ann Johnson Granger, d’65, retired to Sun Lakes, Arizona. The couple owned Starry Night Winery in Sonoma County, California, which they sold in January 2020.

 

1965

Don Dale, c’65, is CEO of Specialty Welding Supplies in San Diego. He is currently a consultant and supplier for the construction of lithium-processing facilities in California’s Imperial Valley.

 

1967

Bertram Caruthers Jr., c’67, retired after 45 years as a dermatologist in private practice in Kansas City. For decades, he was considered the go-to dermatologist for minority patients in the area, according to The Kansas City Star.

 

1969

Linda Urba Helling, c’69, is a travel consultant at SeaShores and More Travel Escapes in Spring Hill.

Chris Stark, c’69, l’72, in March was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame for rifle shooting. He lives in Springfield, Missouri.

Clyde Toland, c’69, l’75, wrote American Hero, Kansas Heritage: Frederick Funston’s Early Years, 1865-1890, which was published in March. Clyde, a recipient of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, is a semiretired attorney in Iola, where he lives with his wife, Nancy Hummel Toland, g’74.

 

1970

Larry Bruce, f’70, retired as owner of Bruce Furniture & Carpet in Gardner. The store, which the Bruce family owned since 1949, closed following Larry’s retirement.

Kenneth Delano, e’70, who retired in 2007 after 20 years as manager of the Grant County Soil & Water Conservation District in John Day, Oregon, was honored by the district in January when it named its office the Kenneth H. Delano Agricultural Service Center. Kenneth and his wife, Dorene, live in Mount Vernon, Oregon.

Gary Waldron, c’70, l’79, was named to the 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list, a distinction given to no more than 5% of the state’s lawyers. He is an attorney at Weintraub Tobin in Los Angeles.

 

1971

Rebecca Sitterly, c’71, splits her time between Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. A former New Mexico District Court judge, she is a practicing trial lawyer in Albuquerque and volunteers as a nurse-paramedic in a rural emergency medical service when in Michigan.

 

1972

Richard Cheatum, j’72, was reelected to the city council in Pocatello, Idaho. He was first elected in 2017.

Leslie Flint Cunningham, c’72, retired as a physical therapist at Mercy Health Center.

Pam Redden Drenner, b’72, was elected president of The Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the first woman to lead the social, business and athletic club.

Robert Frederick, d’72, retired as chief judge for the 25th Judicial District. He now works in private practice at Kennedy Berkley law firm in Garden City.

Wayne Gaul, c’72, g’83, g’83, received the 2021 William A. McAdams Outstanding Service Award from the American Board of Health Physics. He retired as senior program manager at Tidewater in 2021 and lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

 

1973

Cameron Jones, c’73, m’76, retired after practicing rheumatology for 38 years in the Kansas City area.

Dwight Keen, l’73, in January was elected chair of the Kansas Corporation Commission, to which he was first appointed in 2018. He lives in Winfield.

Denis Viscek, b’73, g’75, retired as chief financial officer at By the Bay Health in Larkspur, California, where he worked for 13 years. He lives in Prairie Village.

 

1974

Ann Vigola Anderson, c’74, wrote Posts of a Mid-Century Kid, a memoir about growing up in 1950s and ’60s Kansas. She lives in Lawrence and coaches tennis at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

James Doepke, d’74, was invited to play the national anthem at the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Classic May 28 in Cooperstown, New York. Doepke, a trumpet player, has performed the anthem at all 30 Major League Baseball parks. He lives in Estero, Florida, and returns to Lawrence often to perform at Allen Field House.

John Hanis, b’74, is senior group underwriter at Anthem in St. Louis.

Thomas Kivisto, c’74, is the owner and founder of Lakeshore Energy Capital, which invests in startups in the oil, real estate and technology sectors. He is based in San Clemente, California.

Dennis Leiker, g’74, retired as area vice president at Newbridge Networks/Vivid Consulting Group.

Janet Lipke, n’74, g’02, retired as an adult nurse practitioner at Saint Luke’s Cardiovascular Consultants.

Evan Olson, c’74, l’77, retired as senior counsel at Exxon Mobil Corp.

Dennis Schapker, e’74, l’79, retired in January after 42 years at Black & Veatch, where he was senior vice president/senior group legal counsel for business transactions.

 

1975

Greg Sharp, c’75, in January received the Arizona Constable of the Year Award from the Arizona Constables Association. He is a constable in Navajo County, Arizona.

 

1976

Frank “Chip” Brosius III, c’76, m’79, professor of medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, was named the KU School of Medicine’s 2022 Distinguished Medical Alumnus.

John Skupny, f’76, and Tracey Armel Skupny, c’77, own Lang & Reed Napa Valley, a winery they founded in 1993 in St. Helena, California.

 

1977

Kellye Abernathy, d’77, wrote The Aquamarine Surfboard, a middle-grade novel published in January. She lives in Plano, Texas.

Humberto Campins, c’77, was named a 2021-2022 Jefferson Science Fellow and is spending one year in Washington, D.C., working within the U.S. Department of State. An international expert on asteroids and comets, Humberto is the Pegasus Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Kurt Knoff, b’77, g’81, retired as executive vice president at CBRE in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Anthony Kovac Jr., m’77, was recognized by the KU School of Health Professions as the 2022 Honorary Health Professions Alumnus. He is the Kasumi Arakawa Professor of Anesthesiology in the KU School of Medicine.

D. Patrick McNeal, c’77, retired as a special education teacher with McPherson Public Schools.

 

1978

James Riggert, c’78, g’80, owns Jim Riggert Co. in Dallas.

Loren Sullivan, c’78, g’80, retired as a program analyst with the Defense Contract Management Agency.

 

1979

Joe Bussell, f’79, is a painter and sculptor in Kansas City. His “Frags” sculptures were recently on display at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.

Karen Epperson, d’79, retired as an aviation safety inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Richard Royse, s’79, g’80, is president and CEO of Crittenton Services, a behavioral health care provider in Wheeling, West Virginia.

 

1980

Jamie Cook Myers, n’80, g’84, PhD’11, was honored by the KU School of Nursing as its 2022 Distinguished Nursing Alumna. She is a research associate professor at KU Medical Center.

 

1981

Vikki Appleton Fielden, f’81, is a folk singer and songwriter based in the U.K. Known as the “Yorkshire Yankee,” she released her single “Interesting Times” in 2021.

Ardena Garth Hicks, l’81, is president of Chattanooga Endeavors, which assists and advocates for former offenders in eastern Tennessee. She also practices law in the Hamilton County Juvenile Court in Chattanooga.

Cheryl Unruh, d’81, wrote Gravedigger’s Daughter: Vignettes from a Small Kansas Town, which was published in October. She lives in Emporia.

J. Jay West, f’81, is an artist in Hawaii. In December she released a series of abstract oil paintings, “Standing Still, mini-series.” She often uses found and recycled materials in her work.

 

1982

William Howard III, h’82, was named the 2022 Distinguished Health Professions Alumnus by the KU School of Health Professions. He is senior occupational therapist at CHI Health in Omaha, Nebraska, and a retired U.S. Army colonel.

Evan Jones, c’82, is senior business area manager at Ball Aerospace. He is a retired U.S. Navy commander.

Mary Murguia, c’82, j’82, l’85, was elevated to chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She is the first Latina to serve as chief judge of a federal appellate court. Her chambers are in Phoenix.

 

1983

Douglas Amend, b’83, is interim minister at Belmont Boulevard Christian Church in Salina.

Sandra Clark, j’83, in February became CEO of StoryCorps. She was previously managing editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she led the paper to a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2014. She then served as vice president for news and civic dialogue at WHYY, the main PBS and NPR affiliate in Philadelphia.

Cindy Funk, c’83, g’86, wrote the book Am I Too Late? A Mother’s Reflection on Her Son’s Gap Year and How It Prepared Him for an Uncertain World. She lives with her husband, Mike Myers, e’84, in Seabrook, Texas, and is a higher education consultant and career and life coach.

J. Richard Gruber, g’83, PhD’87, retired as director emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art at the University of New Orleans. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kim Martens, l’83, is a workers’ compensation defense attorney at Martens Work Comp Law. His firm is based in Wichita.

Lori Tawney-Fike, d’83, g’94, retired as a physical education teacher with Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools.

Anthony Thompson, a’83, e’83, was named The St. Louis American’s 2021 Person of the Year, in recognition of his community outreach and philanthropy. Anthony is president and CEO of Kwame Building Group, a construction management firm he founded in St. Louis in 1991.

Ray Velasquez, j’83, resumed his role as DJ and host of the radio show “Nocturnal Transmission,” which he started in 1983 on KJHK. The show, which aired for several years on 105.9 The Lazer in Lawrence, returned in October on Kansas City’s 90.9 The Bridge.

Richard Wendt, m’83, an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoKansas in Lawrence, in October was named among Ingram’s Magazine’s 25 “Top Doctors for 2021” in the Kansas and Missouri region.

 

1984

Anabella Villalobos Johnson, g’84, PhD’88, is senior vice president of biotherapeutic and medicinal sciences at Biogen in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Jennifer Walter McCaughey, j’84, is assistant vice president of consumer banking operations at Synchrony Financial.

Jeffrey Murphy, b’84, is an agent with The Rob Ellerman Team at ReeceNichols in
Overland Park.

Cheryl Roberson-Kouadio, c’84, m’89, is a family physician with Tampa General Medical Group in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

Eric Smith, c’84, retired as an information security analyst with the State of Kansas.

 

1985

Kristin Anderson Chanay, j’85, g’89, was promoted to assistant director of the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka.

Matthew De Galan, j’85, was named vice president of communications for the Carter Center, a nonprofit human rights organization founded by former President Jimmy Carter.

Jim Garner, c’85, l’88, was selected to serve as the administrator of the Office of Unemployment Insurance in the U.S. Department of Labor, joining the federal government’s Senior Executive Service.

Mark McAnarney, g’85, retired in December as city manager of Emporia.

Grady Phelan, f’85, founded the company ProXR, which develops grip technology for sports equipment. Pete Alonso of the New York Mets won the 2021 Home Run Derby with a bat featuring a ProXR grip.

Sarah Strunk, l’85, in January was appointed to the board of directors of Arizona Sonoran Copper Co. Based in Phoenix, she practices business and finance law and has represented numerous clients in the mining and natural resource industries.

Connie McKernan Tilton, d’85, is a program analyst with the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program in Topeka.

 

1986

Kelly Patrick, c’86, is a project engineer at New Frontier Technologies in Overland Park.

Steve Powers, g’86, in February retired as city manager of Salem, Oregon.

Rich Smith, e’86, g’91, is president emeritus at Henderson Engineers in Lenexa. He previously led the company as CEO and president for nine years.

 

1987

Christine Hess-Baker, d’87, is self-employed as a yoga instructor.

Bill Jaeger, g’87, is a stained glass artist based in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Ralf Salke, n’87, lives in Jefferson City, Missouri, where he is managing director of Salke Advisory Group.

Stacy Shofner Vobach, c’87, works in global investigations for Walmart. She lives in Kansas City.

 

1988

Ervin Cash, e’88, is president and CEO of Polaris Insights Inc. in Southlake, Texas.

David Hatesohl, p’88, in March was named the U.S. Army Medical Command Civilian of the Year. He is a pharmacist at the Irwin Army Community Hospital at Fort Riley and has served the Fort Riley community for 13 years.

Katherine Lehman, f’88, was named executive and artistic director of Spivey Hall, a performing arts venue at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia.

Shala Mills, l’88, is an associate provost and dean at the State University of New York-New Paltz.

Michael States, c’88, is the inaugural associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison.

Jane Tuttle, EdD’88, retired in December as associate vice provost for student affairs at KU. She worked in the Office of Student Affairs for 25 years and was named one of KU’s Women of Distinction in 2012.

 

1989

Jeff Robertson, c’89, in January became dean of the College of Health, Science and Technology at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

Lesley Watson, c’89, is a program analyst with the U.S. Department of the Interior in Lakewood, Colorado.

 

1990

Kira Moore Barnes, c’90, is a cataloging and metadata librarian at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

Guerin Emig, j’90, a sports writer at the Tulsa World, was named the 2022 Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.

 

1991

Jan Mills Carson, b’91, is a project manager and business analyst at Security Benefit in Topeka.

K. Scott Gibbar, c’91, is an enterprise account manager at Nutanix, a cloud software company. He and his wife, Kristin, live in Overland Park and have two children, Davis and Emma.

Yitai Hu, c’91, joined the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner. He is an intellectual property litigator based in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Samuel Marsh, l’91, retired as magistrate judge for the 11th Judicial District. He plans to continue to raise cattle on his family farm in southeast Kansas and hopes to open a canine rescue shelter.

James Obermaier, j’91, is a public sector engagement manager at Resultant, a technology and analytics consulting firm. He and his wife, Sally Perkins, g’88, PhD’91, live in Indianapolis, where she is an insight storyteller at Authenticx.

Larry Swall, l’91, is a family law attorney serving the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Taiju Takahashi, j’91, was inducted into the Silver Circle of the Southeast chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in recognition of 25-plus years as a TV news professional. He is the news director at WJTV 12 in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

1992

Kanishka de Lanerolle, c’92, is director of information technology at PARC, a research and development company in Palo Alto, California.

Scott Frier, c’92, is senior director of strategic business transformation at Make-A-Wish America in Phoenix.

Tom Michaud, c’92, is director of design and user experience at ZVerse.

John Mullies, b’92, h’97, is a lead PathNet consultant with Cerner, where he has worked for 25 years. He lives in Olathe with his wife, Carrie, and daughter, Daphne.

Isaac Turner, g’92, is interim city manager of Hutto, Texas.

 

1993

Donald Braun, c’93, m’97, is the founder of Vitruvian Health in Overland Park.

Renee LaBelle Cacchillo, b’93, g’97, was promoted to president and CEO of Safelite AutoGlass. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Danny Davies, e’93, is president and CEO of C&C Group in Lenexa.

 

1994

Christopher Boyer, b’94, is vice president of global security and technology policy at AT&T. He is based in Washington, D.C.

Scott Collin, j’94, is co-founder and executive creative director at The Creative Cartel, an advertising agency in northern Virginia.

Steve Merchant, b’94, was promoted to chief operating officer at Newcastle Limited, a real estate firm in Chicago.

Steven Witte, c’94, is director of the Biologics Development Module at the USDA National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan.

 

1995

Anne Wehmeyer Bertie, b’95, is controller at Hugo’s Industrial Supply in Independence, Kansas. She and her husband, Aaron, have a son, Brecken, and daughter, Brynn.

Christopher Hummer, g’95, in January was named CEO and plan president at Western Sky Community Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Kendra Spaeth Lewison, l’95, in November was appointed to the Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution by the Kansas Supreme Court. She is a judge for the 21st Judicial District.

 

1996

John Blair, c’96, in January became city manager of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Ted Miller, j’96, lives in Washington, D.C., where in November he joined the D.C. board of trustees of the Point Foundation. He is senior vice president of development and external affairs at the Cancer Support Community.

 

1997

Peter Getz, d’97, is principal at Valencia High School in Valencia, California.

 

1998

Creighton Coover, b’98, g’01, is an enterprise customer success manager at LivePerson. He lives in Overland Park.

Vance Lassey, c’98, c’99, m’04, was elected president of the Direct Primary Care Alliance’s board of directors. He lives in Holton, where he is a family physician at Holton Direct Care, which he founded in 2016.

Christopher Warren, c’98, is director of curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., where he lives with his wife, Jennifer, and sons, Donovan and Dempsey.

 

1999

Matthew Anderson, b’99, lives in Chicago, where he is senior vice president at Bank of America.

Keri Adams Hissong, h’99, is lab director at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital and Littleton Adventist Hospital in Colorado.

Jonathan Hoffman, e’99, is senior consultant at Project Control Consultants in Kansas City.

 

2000

Elissa Anderson Auerbach, g’00, PhD’10, is professor of art history at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville.

Ian Guenther, a’00, is an associate at Myefski Architects in Chicago.

Brian Tongier, c’00, is a funeral director at Dove Cremations & Funerals in Topeka.

 

2001

Ashley Bowen Cook, j’01, became chair of the board of directors of the Wichita Aero Club in January. She is the first woman to lead the organization. Ashley is vice president and brand director at Greteman Group, an aviation marketing and communications agency in Wichita.

Kirsten Flory, c’01, is principal of Clear Choice Commercial, a real estate firm that opened in Lawrence in September.

Matthew Franzenburg, c’01, l’08, is assistant city prosecutor in Olathe.

Tamara Niles, l’01, is city attorney in Englewood, Colorado.

Nikaela Zimmerman, c’01, g’04, is collections manager and registrar at the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka.

 

2002

Chris Gregory, j’02, g’14, in November was named to the new position of chief marketing officer at KU. He previously directed marketing and public relations at the KU Edwards Campus.

Katharine Milberger Haynes, b’02, c’02, l’05, is vice president, corporate secretary and chief ethics officer at H&R Block.

Andrew Maass, a’02, was promoted to chief operating officer at BRR Architecture in January. He is based in Philadelphia.

Mariah Walters Meyer, a’02, in January became president and CEO of BRR Architecture, headquartered in Overland Park. She is the first woman to be president and CEO of the firm.

Mike Rigg, j’02, is director of content marketing for SuperBook Sports.

Eric Sexton, PhD’02, is a government affairs consultant at Foulston Siefkin law firm in Wichita.

Charlene Wilson, l’02, was promoted to vice president of people and culture at H&R Block in Kansas City.

Clay Wirestone, c’02, j’02, is opinion editor at the Kansas Reflector. He lives in Lawrence.

 

2003

Mark Mansfield, e’03, is an engineer at UDC USA in Grain Valley, Missouri.

Carol Stewart, n’03, retired as a nurse. She lives in Basehor.

Born to:
Ryan, j’03, and Michelle Burhenn Malashock, j’05, daughter, Sylvie, Oct. 25. They live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Ryan is a teacher and Michelle is senior director of internal communications and employee experience at General Mills.

 

2004

Anthony Krsnich, c’04, president and CEO of Flint Hills Holdings Group, is the developer of Penn Street Lofts at Eighth and Pennsylvania streets. Last year he commissioned Lawrence artist Stephen Johnson, f’87, to design the paintings of sunflowers and roses on the complex’s exterior.

The Rev. Tom Reid, c’04, is associate director of the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts. He is the pastor at Newton Presbyterian Church.

 

2005

Jeff Hrabe, d’05, is a financial adviser at Legacy Financial Strategies in Leawood.

John Kollhoff, PharmD’05, was elected to the Abilene City Commission. He and his wife, Sue Hamon Kollhoff, PharmD’07, are owners and pharmacists at Kollhoff Pharmacy in Junction City. They live in Abilene.

Jasmin Moore, c’05, is the director of sustainability and impact at Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law organization.

Kyle Rohde, j’05, is vice president of brand leadership at Barkley.

Brandon Snook, f’05, is a real estate agent in New York City and New Jersey.

 

2006

Jeremy Allen, b’06, g’12, is a sales engineer at TouchNet in Lenexa.

Meghan Bahn, g’06, is director of development at Grandstreet Theatre in Helena, Montana.

Brian Benson, PharmD’06, is interim CEO at Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa.

Alison Schmidt Flores, l’06, in January was appointed to a three-year term on the IRS Advisory Council. She is a principal tax research analyst at H&R Block.

David Holsinger, DMA’06, a composer and conductor, is professor of music at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Maryna Tov Hudgins, e’06, lives in Atlanta, where she is vice president/owner of Rainwater Construction Co.

Megan Maise, c’06, works at IBM, where she is chief of staff to the general manager of IBM Technology Support Services.

Connor Moore, c’06, is executive creative director at Listen, a music and sound agency. He is also the founder and principal of CMoore Sound in San Francisco and has created audio programs for brands such as Google, State Farm and Uber.

Rob Werling, b’06, g’06, is a partner at KPMG. He lives in Lenexa.

Married
Weston Rockers, b’06, to Kelly Gillett, Oct. 15 in Temecula, California. They live in San Francisco, where Weston is a partner at Polsinelli.

 

2007

Lindsay Barnett, j’07, is vice president of retirement solutions B2B marketing at Morgan Stanley in Denver.

Crissy Del Percio, c’07, j’07, was selected by Missouri Lawyers Media as a 2021 Women’s Justice Awards honoree in the public service category. She is an attorney at Legal Aid of Western Missouri in Kansas City.

Kris Kennedy, c’07, j’07, is associate creative director at VMLY&R in Kansas City.

 

2008

Whitney Eriksen Chang, c’08, j’08, is a teacher in the Shawnee Mission School District. She and her husband, Ken, b’05, g’08, live in Fairway with their daughter, Nora, and son, Dawson.

Chris Conti, c’08, e’12, g’12, is CEO and co-owner of ContiCorps Labs in Galena, Missouri.

John Jordan, b’08, manages accounting and payroll at the Corridor Group in Mission.

Colleen O’Donnell, c’08, is a strategic account manager at Salesforce. She lives in Chicago.

Randy Oliver, EdD’08, associate principal at Van Horn High School in Independence, Missouri, was named the 2022 Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year.

 

2009

Allyn Denning, c’09, was promoted to director of public affairs at the Kansas Office of Information Technology Services in Topeka.

Courtney Montel Haller, j’09, is executive director of marketing and communications at Baker University.

Alexandra Helmuth, b’09, lives in Prairie Village, where she is the owner and president of Balanced Business Solutions.

Chase McFarland, c’09, is a public affairs officer for the U.S. Air Force.

Molly Naccarato, b’09, g’09, is assistant controller at J.E. Dunn Construction Co. in Kansas City.

Jaime Pena Gonzalez, c’09, g’11, g’11, is general manager at Jardin Paraiso. He lives in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Mike Rivera, c’09, g’16, is associate broker at Asset Management Group in Overland Park.

Matthew Tornow, c’09, lives in Naples, Florida, where he is general manager and chief operating officer at Moorings Golf & Country Club.

Stephanie Webster, c’09, lives in Austin, Texas, where she is a marketing professional at DPR Construction.

 

2010

Seth Mowe, c’10, is a technology sourcing manager at T-Mobile.

Brian Smith, j’10, is director of parish engagement at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

Nick Woolery, g’10, is assistant city manager of Georgetown, Texas.

 

2011

Lucille Bever, g’11, is a project manager at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City.

Dustin Glessner, b’11, is an infrastructure engineer at Maven Wave. He lives in Denver.

Rachel Kaegi Green, b’11, g’12, was appointed chair of the board of the Educational Foundation of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is an accounting lecturer in the School of Business.

Kirsten Oschwald Hastings, g’11, is a prototype architect for Walmart. She and her husband, William, have four children, William, Izabel, Abigail and Eugene.

Liam Kirby, c’11, in December became chief operating officer at Proof, a legal-technology company. He and Allie Fiss Kirby, d’12, live in Arvada, Colorado.

Kassandra Miller, c’11, d’11, g’12, teaches Spanish at Louisburg Middle School and in October was named Louisburg USD 416’s Secondary Teacher of the Year.

 

2012

Natalie Sellers DeBoer, d’12, is an application analyst II at LMH Health in Lawrence.
Jacob Estes, c’12, is a program associate at the American Association of Veterinary State Boards in Kansas City.

Andrew Fillmore, j’12, works at Netflix, where he is YouTube digital operations manager. He lives in Los Angeles.

Paige McClure Hewitt, c’12, is administrative assistant to the executive vice president at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.

Jacob Petrosky, m’12, is a physician at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, Florida. He specializes in bariatric surgery.

Robert Ramsey, c’12, is senior application system technical analyst at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City.

Hadley Skeffington-Vos, g’12, is deputy village manager for the village of Palatine, Illinois.

Zach Tarhini, c’12, owns and operates Meta Coffee Roasting Co. in Kansas City.

Married
Joshua Finnicum, c’12, to Emily Hammerman, Oct. 2 in St. Louis, where he is an account executive at Square.

Sarah Murphy, c’12, to Eric Riley, Oct. 30 in Olathe. Sarah is a branch manager at First Federal Bank of Kansas City.

 

2013

Angela Horsfall, p’13, PharmD’13, is the managing pharmacist at AuBurn Pharmacy in Abilene.

Lauren Luhrs, l’13, is senior director of development at the Kansas 4-H Foundation. She lives in Overland Park.

Pat Strathman, j’13, is sports director, assistant program director and an on-air host at ESPN Wichita 92.3.

 

2014

Thomas Clark, e’14, is a plumbing and fire protection engineer II at Integrated Project Services. He lives in Lawrence.

Brian Grover, b’14, is senior business analyst at Sovereign Sportsman Solutions. He lives in Overland Park.

Kate Winkler, d’14, lives in Kansas City, where she is an instructional designer at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Married
Ashley Zolt, d’14, to Blake Altman, Oct. 9 in Wheeling, Illinois. They live in Chicago, where Ashley is a preschool special education teacher.

 

2015

Rebecca Ernesti, c’15, is a paralegal/tax specialist at Stinson. She and her husband, Brian Sussman, g’19, live in Olathe.

Evan Rattenborg, j’15, creates customer service web content at Zoom. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Corinne Schwarz, g’15, PhD’18, is assistant professor of gender, women’s and sexuality studies at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

Cristi Slocum, g’15, is a librarian at Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library in Mason, Texas.

Married
Ashley Booker, j’15, to Tanner Brunhoeber, e’15, Oct. 23 in Wichita.

 

2016

Cody Craig, c’16, is an escrow processor at International Title & Escrow in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Stephen Hetro, c’16, is an account executive in the athletics department at Louisiana State University.

 

2017

Laura Foster, d’17, g’20, g’20, g’20, is assistant equipment operations coordinator at Arizona State University.

Cameron Mooney, p’17, PharmD’17, is the managing pharmacist at Patterson HealthCare Pharmacy in Abilene.

Joshua Smith, j’17, is a creative strategist for Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Network in Los Angeles.

Born to:
Luke, g’17, g’18, and Jessica Peterson McElwain, b’19, daughter, Tatum, Aug. 5. They live in Overland Park.

 

2018

Anna Cleland-Leighton, m’18, is a primary care and maternal care provider at Amberwell Hiawatha in Hiawatha.

Adam Faircloth, g’18, g’18, is senior manager, continuous improvement at Evergy.

Shofi Ull Azum Shofi, g’18, g’18, is operational innovations and performance manager for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. In November he was named one of Mass Transit magazine’s “40 Under 40.”

Ben Tschudy, d’18, is an account manager at Integrity 9 Sports & Entertainment in Kansas City.

 

2019

Emalee Crosser, j’19, is a social media manager at MMGY Global in Overland Park.

Lauren Lanz, j’19, is a marketing specialist at Community Brands in Groton, Connecticut.

Nathan Reed, p’19, g’22, PharmD’22, is a pharmacist at Walmart in Topeka.

Brett Roberts, b’19, g’20, is an audit associate at KPMG in Philadelphia.

Alexander Stadler, c’19, is a licensed real estate agent with Smart City Locating.

Rebekah Swank, j’19, manages paid social media at Wpromote in Los Angeles.

 

2020

Spencer Chestnut, g’20, is a process development engineer at Cingulate Therapeutics in Kansas City.

Hadley Oehlert, j’20, is a social media marketing specialist at Hallmark Cards.

Calvin Schuette, l’20, is an indigent defense attorney with the State of Kansas.

Joseph Skevington, b’20, g’21, is an audit assistant at Deloitte in Kansas City.

Kirsten Stathos, j’20, is a global manager at Elite World Group in New York City.

 

2021

Sylvia Bryan, c’21, is a research assistant for the Congressional Research Service in Washington, D.C.

Emma House, c’21, lives in Daytona Beach, Florida, where she is a weekly racing operations coordinator at NASCAR.

Abraham Pfannenstiel, l’21, is an attorney and lobbyist at Kearney & Associates Inc. in Topeka.

 

Associates

Weijing Sun, assoc., was named president of the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology. He is the Sprint Professor of Medical Oncology and director of the medical oncology division in the School of Medicine, and associate director for clinical research at the KU Cancer Center.

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