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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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Tom Wilson, d’69, postponed his retirement and took a position as industry lead for oil and gas at Appian Corp., a software company that was co-founded by his son, Marc. Tom is a longtime business consultant to energy, oil and gas clients and lives in Lake Worth, Florida, with his wife of 47 years, Brenda.

Ronald Yates, j’69, is an award-winning author of historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including The Lost Years of Billy Battles, the final installment in his Billy Battles trilogy, which won Best Book of the Year from Chanticleer International Book Awards. The trilogy tells the story of the life of a Kansas man from 1860 to 1960.


Anne Ayers, c’70, president of Appalachian Love Arts and an estate administrator, was named to Marquis Who’s Who. She lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Dan Crook, p’70, retired after nearly 50 years as a hospital pharmacist. He and his wife, Catherine, make their home in El Dorado, where Dan worked at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital for almost 19 years.

Richard “Dick” Fortier, d’70, and his twin brother, Bob, d’70, in May were inducted in the Bemidji High School Hall of Fame in Bemidji, Minnesota. They played football for the Jayhawks in the late ’60s.

Linda Miller, d’70, received the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Women in American History Award in March. She makes her home in Henderson, Nevada.


Robert Craig II, f’71, retired as director of purchasing at Auto-Chlor System. He lives in Germantown, Tennessee.

David Grose, e’71, g’75, g’79, lives in Poulsbo, Washington, where he’s a retired technical fellow for the Boeing Company.


Linda Graham Bosse, d’72, a retired certified music therapist whose career spanned nearly 45 years, serves on the Assembly of Delegates for the American Music Therapy Association. She received the AMTA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

David Davis, e’72, retired from civil service as a senior engineer. He lives in Leavenworth.

Linda Legg, d’72, l’75, is retired senior vice president and general counsel at AT&T. In April she received the KU School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award.

Mike Vrabac, j’72, in May received the William Booth Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Salvation Army, at the organization’s 10th-annual civic luncheon. He has volunteered for the Salvation Army for several years and is an advisory board member in Kansas City. Mike used his experience in broadcasting, sales and marketing to lead the development of the organization’s annual “Rock the Red Kettle” event in the Power & Light District in Kansas City.


Manuel Berman, b’73, makes his home in Portland, Oregon, where he’s a retired hospital administrator.

Dennis Cooley, c’73, m’77, a longtime physician at Pediatric Associates of Topeka, serves on the board of directors of the American Academy of Pediatrics and recently was elected chair of District VI.

Susan Roush Corea, d’73, lives in Madison, New Jersey, where she’s a retired kindergarten teacher.

Gary Flory, l’73, retired from Bethel College in North Newton as director emeritus of the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution. He and Ann Sollenberger Flory, g’72, a retired librarian, live in McPherson.

Colette Kocour, c’73, is a human resources consultant in Wellington.

Marv Nuss, e’73, in May received the Distinguished Engineering Service Award from the KU School of Engineering. He had a long career in airspace safety and worked at McDonnell Aircraft Corp. and the Federal Aviation Administration before founding a consulting firm, NuSS Sustainment Solutions. He and Hazel Best Nuss, c’74, make their home in Shawnee.

Dave Ross, e’73, g’75, ’01, president and owner of David E. Ross Construction in Kansas City, was honored in May with KU’s Distinguished Engineering Service Award. He and his wife, Patty, live in Leawood.


Steven Averbuch, p’74, owns S D Averbuch Consulting in Princeton, New Jersey.

Paulette Pippert Cott, j’74, retired as a United Methodist pastor. She and Greg, b’73, recently moved from Illinois to Afton, Oklahoma.


Stephen Pollart, b’75, is president of Strategic Partners Insurance Agency in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He and his wife, Leslie, live in Pompano Beach.

Jeff Southard, c’75, l’78, is retired from the practice of law and lives in Lawrence. He recently published his first book, Year of the Dolphin, a historical novel set in Constantinople in 1014.


Mark Bennett, b’76, l’80, was appointed independent director of Legacy Housing Corp. He makes his home in Dallas.

Elizabeth Shafernich Coulson, d’76, received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. She was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1997 to 2011 and is currently vice chair of the board of directors at Rosalind Franklin University School of Health Sciences in Chicago.

Cathy Riffey Dauner, d’76, lives in Mankato, where she’s a retired teacher.

Michael Lynn, j’76, is a financial analyst at CenturyLink in Littleton, Colorado, where he lives with his wife, Amy.

Rachel Lipman Reiber, j’76, l’84, is an attorney at Reiber Law Office in Olathe.

James Seward, g’76, g’83, is a chartered financial analyst and private investor in Prairie Village.

Thomas Weishaar, g’76, received his doctorate in health education in May from Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City.


Bill French, j’77, was recently elected the 71st president of the Tulsa Men’s Club, an organization formed in 1949 to promote fellowship and provide entertainment and recreation for its members.

Denise Miller Lydick, c’77, h’77, is a medical laboratory scientist at the University of Kansas Health System. She lives in Overland Park and has three children, Geoffrey, c’06, Kathryn Lydick Bishop, d’09, and Anna Lydick Nelson, e’12, m’18.


Kathy Rose-Mockry, d’78, g’85, PhD’15, retired in June after serving as director of the Emily Taylor Resource Center for Women & Gender Equity for 20 years. She established the University’s first sexual assault response policy in 2001, and in 2004 she created the KU Women of Distinction calendar. Kathy was inducted in the KU Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011.


Christopher Lynch, b’79, serves on the board of directors for Tenet Healthcare Corp. He worked at KPMG for nearly 30 years, retiring in 2007 as head of the financial services division.

Ethan Saliba, h’79, associate athletic director and head athletic trainer for men’s basketball at the University of Virginia, was honored in May as the 2019 Parsons High School Distinguished Alumnus. He lives in Charlottesville.


Laura Ice, d’80, was promoted in June to vice president and general counsel of Textron Financial Corp. She lives in Wichita and is a past president of the Wichita Bar Association.

Jeffery Mason, c’80, l’83, lives in Goodland, where he’s president of Sherman County Abstract Co.

Reggie Robinson, c’80, l’87, vice chancellor for public affairs at KU, was appointed facilitator for the Kansas Criminal Justice Reform Commission by Gov. Laura Kelly.


Cynda Stolte Johnson, m’81, retired founding dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, was honored in April with emerita status. She continues to make her home in Roanoke, Virginia.


Dereck Rovaris, c’82, vice provost for diversity at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, in May was named president of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education.


Sherry Baugh-Asmann, h’83, g’04, works at Bardavon Health Innovations in Overland Park, where she’s a provider-quality adviser.

Carlos Blacklock, e’83, g’84, is a principal engineering specialist at Bombardier Aerospace in Wichita.

Jimmie Felt, c’83, retired from Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, where he makes his home.

Wayne Feuerborn, a’83, a’84, g’87, lives in Los Angeles, where he’s senior vice president at HNTB.

Nancy Ice Schlup, d’83, retired from the Newton School District after teaching special-needs children for 34 years. She lives in Newton with her husband, Ken, and is active in her community.

Bryan Steiner, c’83, is a technical recruiter at Yoh Staffing Services in Overland Park.

Francis Wardle, PhD’83, wrote Oh Boy! Strategies for Teaching Boys in Early Childhood, which was recently published by Exchange Press. He lives in Denver.

Andrea Warren, g’83, a freelance writer in Prairie Village, was recently featured in Publisher’s Weekly discussing her newest nonfiction book for young readers, Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II. The book, which was published in April, is a Junior Literary Guild selection.


Regina Goodwin, f’84, who serves as a state representative in Tulsa, Oklahoma, received the 2019 Guardian Award from the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women. She’s also an artist and creates greeting cards and conducts animation workshops.

Kurt Morgenstern, c’84, g’88, is a biochemist and proteomic mass spectroscopist at Arrakis Therapeutics. He and Carolyn Johnson Morgenstern, c’86, make their home in Derry, New Hampshire.

Jeanny Jackson Sharp, j’84, directs communications for the Kansas Department of Transportation. She lives in Topeka.


Tammy Thomas Ammons, c’85, a two-time NCAA swimming champion and 17-time All-American at KU, will be inducted in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in October.

John Colombo, ’85, who directs KU’s Life Span Institute, was appointed interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He began his one-year term in July.

Linda McAlister Knewtson, c’85, is a social worker at the Menninger Clinic in Houston.


Barbara Elyce Cox Arons, ’86, lives in New York City, where she’s CEO of Frances Valentine, an apparel, shoe and handbag company she co-founded with the late Kate Broshnahan Spade, ’86.

Barbara Breier, PhD’86, vice president for university advancement at Texas State University and executive director of the Texas State University Development Foundation, in April received a 2019 CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Award for her philanthropic contributions.

Kenneth Dawson, e’86, g’88, is principal flutter engineer at the Spaceship Company. He makes his home in Caliente, California.

Keith Hertling, g’86, senior vice president of leadership, coaching and culture at Jersey Mike’s Subs, published his first book, Life Lessons on Leadership, Coaching and Culture. He lives in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.

Tracey O’Keefe Hopper, b’86, is chief operating officer at Tria Health in Overland Park.

Timothy Klaas, a’86, lives in St. Louis, where he’s a project architect at Cohen Hilberry Architects.

David Poisner, e’86, recently received his 100th granted U.S. patent. After 30 years at Intel Corp. and a few years as an independent consultant, he now directs engineering at Certus Critical Care, a medical device company in Sacramento, California.

Dennis Sandstedt, c’86, is vice president of open innovation at Danaher Corporation in Washington, D.C.


Paul Burmaster, j’87, l’90, in July was appointed to the 10th Judicial District in Johnson County. He has been an attorney in the Kansas City area for 25 years.

Jerri Compton Carroll, ’87, is a CT technologist at the University of Kansas Health System. She lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Kevin Stewart, e’87, is deputy director of technical operations for the Federal Aviation Administration western service area.


David Francke, c’88, is managing director of Chappellet, a 52-year-old winery in Napa Valley.

William Hussong, c’88, manages commercial sales at TimberTown in Pflugerville, Texas. He and Joan Klausner, d’92, g’96, live in Austin

Dane Lee, c’88, is president of Ag Guard, a risk-management solutions firm for the agricultural industry. He makes his home in Fairway.

Doris Nagel, l’88, lives in Libertyville, Illinois, where she’s CEO and founder of Globalocity, a sales-growth consulting firm.


Stephen Newell, b’89, manages CFO Solutions. He and Judith Hellwege Newell, f’88, make their home in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Melinda Eisenhour Parks, b’89, is senior vice president at Freestate Advisors in Overland Park.

Robert Widner, l’89, city attorney for Centennial, Colorado, and founding partner of Widner Juran law firm, was elected vice president of Colorado Municipal League.


Guerin Emig, j’90, is a sports columnist at the Tulsa World in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He and Christy Knight Emig, d’90, have two children, Gretchen, c’19, and Holden, who’s a sophomore at KU.

Joelle Sanders Horner, c’90, teaches in the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles, Missouri.


Jennifer Swisher Mauser, c’92, a homeschool educational consultant, teaches Institute for Excellence in Writing classes and tutors students who struggle with dyslexia. She lives in St. Johns, Florida.

Sam Niknia, c’92, g’96, is director of KPMG, a professional services network, in Washington, D.C.

Christina Kruzel Wasik, c’92, is senior director of marketing at Skyland Analytics in Niwot, Colorado. She and her husband, Michael, have two children, Addison and Dominik, and live in Superior.


Andrew Jones, l’93, lives in Wylie, Texas, where he’s senior director and legal counsel at Epsilon Data Management.

Christopher Milford, f’93, m’97, is a neurologist at Silver State Neurology in Las Vegas.

Renda Colglazier Nelson, g’93, is state program director of Better Living for Texans, a nutrition-education resource provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services. She and Jimmie, PhD’90, live in Canyon, Texas.

Arlene Tejada O’Shea, n’93, is a nurse practitioner at Saint Luke’s Neurology. She and her husband, Michael, live in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Craig Owens, g’93, is city manager of Lawrence. He previously served in the same role in Clayton, Missouri.

Erin Homlish Rian, c’93, directs member services and the Risk Information Sharing Consortium at the National League of Cities in Washington, D.C.


Christopher Boyer, b’94, works at AT&T, where he’s assistant vice president of global public policy. He and his wife, Marnie, live in Bethesda, Maryland, and have three children, Matthew, Sydney and Nicholas.

David Dorsey, j’94, is the Cape Coral growth and development reporter at the News-Press in Fort Myers, Florida.

Marlene Dearinger Neill, j’94, was promoted to associate professor and graduate program director at Baylor University in Waco, Texas (pictured).

Michael Zyskowski, e’94, g’97, is product manager at Wing Aviation. He and his wife, Gina, live in Snohomish, Washington.


Dana Smith Branson, s’95, is an assistant professor of social work at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Alan.

Nichole David, c’95, is an administrator at the River School in Washington, D.C.

Kelly Gregg, PhD’95, retired as professor of geography and geology at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, where he lives with his wife, Karen, assoc.

Krista Zweimiller Kellogg, g’95, is a physical therapist at Lafene Health Center at Kansas State University. She and her husband, Donald, live in Manhattan.

Rusty Monhollon, g’95, PhD’99, in July became president and executive director of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. He previously served as assistant commissioner for academic affairs at the Missouri Department of Higher Education (pictured).

Kristie Murphy, c’95, lives in Trophy Club, Texas, where she writes blogs for Doctorlogic Inc.

Arthur Townsend, m’95, is vice president and chief clinical transformation officer at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee.


Janann Eldredge, ’95, and Stephen Kibler, d’98, ’99, May 27 in Estes Park, Colorado. They live in St. Joseph, Missouri, where Janann manages accounting at Nonprofit Connect, and Stephen is a counselor at Benton High School.


Jason Endecott, e’96, is general manager of value chain strategy at Phillips 66 in Houston, where he lives with his wife, Virginia, assoc.

Craig Hansen, m’96, is an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoNebraska in Council Bluffs, where he lives with Jennifer Stone, m’96. In June, Craig was inducted in the Lewis Central High School Hall of Fame.

Holli Hartman, c’96, e’14, was elected to the national board of trustees for Tau Beta Sigma, the national honorary band sorority. Holli was initiated in 1989 in the Zeta Delta chapter as a freshman in the KU Band.


Grant Bannister, l’97, was appointed chief judge of the 21st Judicial District, covering Clay and Riley counties, by the Kansas Supreme Court. He makes his home in Manhattan.

Jason Klein, c’97, l’02, was promoted to managing partner at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He and his wife, Laura Gomez Klein, c’97, l’00, moved from Tampa, Florida, to Denver in January with their two boys, Gus and Willie.

Zach Klein, j’97, was named Georgia Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. He works at WSB-TV in Atlanta.

Randy Perez, l’97, is senior vice president of product management at Motorists Insurance Group in Columbus, Ohio.

Brian Voos, d’97, g’99, directs the physical therapy program at Sabetha Community Hospital. He and Jennifer Smith Voos, ’97, live in Sabetha with their three children.


Heather Ackerly Dennis, c’98, is an annual fund manager at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She and her husband, Brian, live in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.

Maggie Mohrfeld, j’98, g’00, directs development at Avila University in Kansas City, where she makes her home with her husband, David.

Garrett Sullivan, c’98, m’05, lives in Kansas City, where he’s a physician.


Mindi Eutsler-Meyer, c’99, teaches at Oak Valley Middle School in San Diego.

Michael Harrity, j’99, g’02, senior associate athletics director at the University of Notre Dame, received a LEAD1 Association minority scholarship award to attend the LEAD1 Institute in July.

Meg Heimovics Kumin, c’99, g’03, is a photographer in Marketing Communications at KU.

Danny Libel, j’99, is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and an instructor pilot for C-130 aircraft. He lives in Robinson.

Amy Schmidt, c’99, coordinates early-childhood educator services at KenCrest. She makes her home in Dover, Delaware.


Leslie Doyle, g’00, is chief inclusion officer at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, where she leads the new Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Kerrie Crites Greenfelder, e’00, a project manager at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, was recently elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Society of Women Engineers. She also serves on the board of the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers.

Hilary Roberts, c’00, lives in Pflugerville, Texas, where she’s a senior project manager at Dell.


Maggie Thompson Doll, j’01, g’08, lives in Topeka, where she’s deputy secretary for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Jesse Goldman, a’01, is an architect and principal at CSHQA in Denver, where he makes his home with Katie Griffiths Goldman, a’01.

Nathan Mattison, c’01, is an attorney at the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya in Denver.

David Waldron, b’01, lives in Beverly Hills, Michigan, where he’s regional vice president at Ivy Investments.


Jack Brooks, c’02, l’05, is a U.S. Air Force major in Waddell, Arizona.

Phil Buttell, g’02, l’02, in June was named CEO of Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park. He previously was chief operating officer at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri (pictured).

Molly Mueller Haase, j’02, directs advocacy at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. She lives in Kansas City.

Todd Louis, g’02, is a U.S. segment leader at Apple. He and Stephanie Thomas Louis, g’16, live in Denver.


Nick Collison, c’03, will be inducted in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in October. A consensus All-American in 2003, he led the Jayhawks to two Final Four appearances, in 2002 and 2003. Nick played 14 NBA seasons with the Seattle Supersonics/Oklahoma City Thunder and retired in 2018.

Sarah Vrabac Sampson, j’03, directs client insights at Service Management Group in Kansas City.

Stephanie Spire, c’03, lives in Arlington, Virginia, where she’s an executive assistant at PGIM Real Estate Finance.


Michael Dalbom, c’04, directs strategic accounts at Cardinal Health. He lives in Olathe.

Jay Quickel, g’04, is executive vice president at Southern States Cooperative in Richmond, Virginia.


Joel Kammeyer, b’05, is program director of contingent workforce at Epiq Global. He lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

James Lewis, c’05, directs sales at Miele. He makes his home in Apex, North Carolina.

Amy Waldron, b’05, g’05, lives in Chicago, where she’s senior vice president at Northern Trust Bank.


Julio Dos Santos, g’06, is an information systems analyst at Saint Luke’s Health System. He lives in Olathe with Rebecca Barlow Dos Santos, j’01.

Carolyn Peterson Zendeh Del, b’06, is an attorney at Zendeh Del & Associates in Galveston, Texas.


Kathleen Daughety, c’06, to Mathias Weiden, May 25 in Topeka. She’s a senior manager in the food delivery unit at Uber in New York City.


Todd Bradley, c’07, PhD’13, directs immunogenomics at Children’s Mercy Kansas City.

Ryan Colaianni, c’07, j’07, is senior vice president at Revive Health in Nashville, Tennessee, and leads the crisis and issue group. He and Erinn Schaiberger Colaianni, b’07, g’08, have twins, Stella and Landon.

Sarah Schmidt, c’07, l’13, g’13, is legal counsel at NBCUniversal Media in London.

Kevin Veltri, d’07, is head football coach at St. John’s School in Houston. He and Melissa Malone Veltri, c’10, an account manager at Schlumberger, live in Sugarland, Texas, and have two children, Mackenzie and Vincent.

Anita Welch, PhD’07, is dean of Wayne State University College of Education in Detroit. She previously was professor and associate dean of the Teachers College at Ball State University.


Gary Woodland, c’07, and his wife, Gabby, twin daughters, Maddox and Lennox, Aug. 1 in Kansas City. The Woodlands, who also have a 2-year-old son, Jaxson, live in Delray Beach, Florida.


Scott Anderson, j’08, owns Scooter Anderson Communications in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Julie Parisi, c’08, j’08, l’13, an associate at Seigfreid Bingham in Kansas City, received the 2018 Up & Coming Award from Missouri Lawyers Media.


Allyn Denning, c’09, is an executive assistant at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition in Washington, D.C.

Amanda Davis Ford, d’09, g’16, teaches at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park.

Daniel Myers, c’09, lives in Highland Park, Illinois, where he’s an optometrist at the Mind-Eye Institute.

B.J. Rains, j’09, was named Idaho Sportswriter of the Year for the second consecutive year by the National Sports Media Association. He works for the Idaho Press-Tribune.


Lauren Oberzan Byrne, c’10, lives in Prairie Village, where she’s a senior associate editor at Thomson Reuters Practical Law.

Elise Patrick, g’10, is a professional dog trainer and owns Mod.Dogs Canine Enrichment Center in Warrenton, Oregon. She and Aaron Sumner, j’96, live in Astoria.


Tyler Cini, g’11, is an architect and project leader at GFF Architects in Dallas.

Meghan Gockel, b’11, is controller at Edison Power Constructors. She makes her home in Dallas.

Emma Payne, c’11, is an associate at McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City.


Michael Fee, j’12, is a regional product expert for Google Asia-Pacific. He makes his home in Chicago.

Hillary Hoffman McClure, d’12, g’15, teaches special education at Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center in Baldwin City.

Travis Richardson, d’12, is a marketing automation strategist at INTRUST Bank in Wichita.

Taylor Williamson, j’12, is a sports producer at WFAA in Dallas.


Christopher Carter, PharmD’13, is a clinical pharmacy specialist at SSM Health. He and Amy Schrumpf Carter, PharmD’13, a pharmacist at CastiaRx Pharmacy, live in Manchester, Missouri.

Heide Swearengin Chaney, n’13, DNP’18, is a nurse practitioner at Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, Washington. She has two children, Evan and Emily.

Jack Faerber, e’13, lives in Fairway, where he’s a financial planner at Creative Planning.


Richard del Monte, e’14, lives in Kansas City, where he’s a project engineer at Zahner.

Brian Hanson, g’14, PhD’15, is assistant professor in the department of history, politics and geography at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.

Amanda Kravitz, c’14, supervises accounts at Publicis. She lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Hannah Wise, j’14, earned her master’s in journalism in May from the University of North Texas. She’s a social strategy editor at The New York Times.


Sarah Mitchell Ediger, c’15, is an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher law firm in Denver, where she lives with Jacob Ediger, b’14, l’17, an associate at Kutak Rock.

Allison Hammond, c’15, j’15, lives in Westfield, Indiana, where she’s a news producer at WXIN-TV.

Crystal Hong, c’15, j’15, is an operations training specialist at YRC Freight. She makes her home in Lawrence.

Andrew Larkin, c’15, is a general dentist at Premier Dental Partners in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Alex Navarro, c’15, b’19, lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he’s a data analyst at Danone North America.

Brian Pappas, PhD’15, is assistant vice president for academic affairs at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

Bailey Proctor, b’15, g’16, is a senior cost accountant at Naked Wines in Napa, California.


Erin Ice, c’15, g’17, and Sebastian Schoneich, c’15, m’19, June 15 in Stanghella, Italy. They live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Sebi is a resident in family medicine at the University of Michigan, and Erin is working on her PhD in sociology.


Lauren Fitzgerald, c’16, is media secretary for the Kansas Office of the Governor. She previously was communications coordinator.

Margaret Hair, g’16, directs external affairs at the KU School of Law.

Emma Hogg, j’16, is a reporter at KMOV-TV in St. Louis.

Christina Ostmeyer, j’16, directs communications at Kansas Appleseed, a nonprofit advocacy organization that serves vulnerable and excluded Kansans. She was one of four featured speakers in February for the Presidential Lecture Series at the Dole Institute.

William Seaton, b’16, lives in San Francisco, where he’s an account executive at Yelp.


Marisa Bayless, l’17, is a legacy and policy associate at the Colorado Charter School Institute in Denver.

Skylar Rolstad, j’17, a reporter at the Index-Journal in Greenwood, South Carolina, recently took first place in the sports story category in the South Carolina Press Association News Contest.

Meg Talbott, j’17, is an account executive at ER Marketing in Kansas City.

Annika Wooten, a’17, in June was crowned Miss Kansas in Pratt. She will compete for the Miss America title in December (pictured).


Lindsey Goss, j’18, works in brand management at Richards/Carlberg in Houston.

Grace Heitmann, a’18, lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she’s a graphic designer at The New York Times.

Kara Kahn, j’18, coordinates operations at Dimensional Innovations in Overland Park.

Jackson Kurtz, j’18, is a reporter and multimedia journalist at WJCL-TV in Savannah, Georgia.

Anne Lee-Edwards, l’18, is an attorney at ArtConverge in Los Angeles.

Hanna Ritland, j’18, lives in Chicago, where she’s a large-customer sales associate at Google.

Jayla Scruggs, j’18, is a digital interactive specialist at Capitol Federal in Overland Park.

Travis Toon, g’18, lives in New Orleans, where he works in vessel operations at T. Parker Host.

Ellis Wiltsey, j’18, is a multimedia journalist at KOLN-TV in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Matthew Bauer, e’19, is a software engineer at Obsidian Systems in New York City. He makes his home in Brooklyn.

Rachel Baumbach, n’19, is a registered nurse at the University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City. She commutes from Lawrence.

Hannah Bettis, j’19, lives in Salt Lake City, where she’s a content creator for University of Utah Athletics.

Lucas Snyder, d’19, is a sales representative at Echo Global Logistics in Chicago.

Alexander Stadler, c’19, lives in Carrollton, Texas, where he’s a customer contact coordinator at the Container Store.

Kenzie Stoecklein, PharmD’19, is a pharmacist at Jayhawk Pharmacy in Lawrence.


Bill Self, assoc., head coach of KU men’s basketball, was honored in May as the 2019 Kansan of the Year by the Kansas Society of Washington, D.C. He begins his 17th season with the Jayhawks this fall.

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