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Norman Arnold, b’57, lives in Overland Park, where he is a retired real estate and insurance agent. 


Dave Edgell, b’61, wrote Managing Sustainable Tourism: A Legacy for the Future, which was published in December by Routledge. The book, now in its third edition, highlights tourism in the Flint Hills and Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

James Mortimer, b’61, in February received the Emeritus Award for Meritorius Service from SCORE, a national mentoring organization. Jim, who worked as an executive at Wells Fargo for nearly 35 years, has volunteered with the nonprofit group for 16 years. He lives in Matthews, North Carolina.


John Middleton, c’64, is a self-employed sculptor in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. 


Robert Woody, c’66, l’69, is managing partner at Elgin Capital Partners in Washington, D.C. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.


Janice Altenbernd Stalcup, d’69, received the Wyoming School Boards Association’s Golden Bell Award, which recognizes individuals who have had a significant influence on children’s education. She is a former teacher and currently serves as an advocate and lobbyist for education in the Wyoming Legislature.


Ken Spain, d’70, l’73, senior counsel at Seigfried Bingham in Kansas City, was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list in the real estate law category.


Don Hill, p’71, in January received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce. He has been active in his community for decades, serving in the Kansas House of Representatives for nearly 15 years. In 2016 he received the School of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Service Award. Don and his wife, Robbie, live in Emporia.

Joseph Pierron, l’71, retired in April after nearly 30 years as a judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals. He lives in Lawrence with Diana Carlin Pierron, d’72, g’74, a retired university professor and administrator.


Charles Atwell, d’72, was appointed in December by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to the public defender commission. He’s of counsel at Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford in Kansas City.

Wayne Gaul, c’72, g’83, g’83, was elected 2020 chair of the American Board of Health Physics. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina.


Kurt Bausch, e’73, retired as advanced design manager at Boeing. He makes his home in Des Peres, Missouri.

Kathryn Miller Carter, c’73, l’86, in October was named deputy attorney general for the Kansas consumer protection and antitrust division after serving as assistant attorney general for the past three years. She has been with the office since 2012.

Martha Coffman, c’73, l’79, is general counsel at the Kansas Supreme Court Office of Judicial Administration in Topeka.


Patricia Penner Brockman, d’74, a retired teacher at Washburn Rural High School, in December was inducted in the school’s Hall of Fame. 

John Ziegelmeyer, c’74, lives in Lawrence, where he retired as chief operating officer at Pennington & Company.


Lawton Nuss, c’75, l’82, retired in December after more than 17 years on the Kansas Supreme Court. He had served as chief justice since 2010.


Andy Bryant, g’76, chair of the board of directors and executive adviser at Intel, in October was inducted in the University of Missouri Hall of Fame. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the university in 1972.

Bryan Johnson, b’76, CEO of Colliers International in Kansas City, in April served as honorary chair of the Virtual Light of Hope breakfast and awards event, which raised funds for Jackson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). He and Linda McKie Johnson, ’78, make their home in Mission Hills. 

Kevin Leek, b’76, l’80, lives in Overland Park, where he’s an adjunct professor at Johnson County Community College. 

Michael Meier, e’76, is partner at Henty+Pfaff & Associates, an architectural firm in Town and Country, Missouri. He and his wife, Shari, live in St. Louis and have two daughters.


Nate Harbur, l’77, an attorney in Overland Park, in December received the Legacy Award from the Johnson County Bar Foundation for his service to the legal community.  


David Barfield, e’78, g’91, retired in March as chief engineer at the Kansas Department of Agriculture division of water resources. He worked for the state for 35 years.

Michael Gian, c’78, owns NAAB Electric in Garden City. 

Cindy Brunker McClannahan, c’78, l’81, was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list in the trusts and estates category. She’s an estate planning and tax attorney and shareholder at Seigfried Bingham in Kansas City.


Helen Hofmeister, f’79, g’85, directs music at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Ken Hollis, m’79, is a general surgeon at Metro Vein Center in Clear Lake, Texas.


Mark Gauert, c’80, g’82, is executive director of magazines for the Sun Sentinel in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and editor-in-chief of City & Shore and PRIME magazines. He won a 2019 Folio Magazine Eddie Award in the column/blog category.

Raymond Grant, d’80, is executive producer of arts and culture at Bishop’s Lodge, a resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Peggy Carr Kittel, b’80, l’83, retired in December as chief judge of Douglas County District Court. She was appointed to the court in 2008 and assumed her most recent role in 2016.

Travis Meyer, c’80, is chief meteorologist at KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Thomas Munyon, c’80, lives in Marysville, Washington, where he is retired and recently rejoined the Seattle Men’s Chorus.

Mark Thompson, l’80, an attorney and shareholder at Seigfried Bingham in Kansas City, was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list in the health care law category.

Lynette Rittgers Weil, p’80, manages the pharmacy at Walgreens in Salina.


Colleen Zacharias Gregoire, f’81, g’86, is a freelance artist and brand strategist in Lawrence. She also is a board member at Ballard Community Services.


Jon Culbertson, b’82, works in sales at U.S. Cedar in Portland, Oregon. 

Eric Dawson, b’82, g’84, retired from the U.S. Army as lieutenant colonel and chief financial officer of the resource management division.

Susan Shideler Eaton, c’82, lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she’s an epidemiologist at Biogen. 

Jeffrey Greenberg, PhD’82, is a professor and social psychology program director at the University of Arizona. He co-authored The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Life in Death, which was published in 2015.

Kevin Harlan, j’82, was named 2019 National Sports Media Association Sportscaster of the Year after winning the same honor in 2017. He broadcasts NFL and college basketball games on CBS and is a play-by-play announcer for the NBA on TNT. 

Jen Marie Rau, c’82, is a real estate agent at Winhill Advisors-Kirby in Houston. 

Margie Welch Sheppard, ’82, coordinates outreach and technology for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at KU Medical Center.


Carlos Blacklock, e’83, g’84, founded Blacklock Flight Sciences, an aircraft flight sciences consulting firm. An aircraft certification specialist and FAA flight analyst consultant designated engineering representative, he currently is working with the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University.

Kerry Bush, c’83, directs investments at Brandmeyer Enterprises in Kansas City. He makes his home in Mission Hills.

Jan Fink Call, c’83, l’87, recently was promoted to senior director of global litigation in the commercial legal department of Firmenich, a fragrance and flavor company. She lives in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.

J. Richard Gruber, g’83, PhD’87, director emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, wrote Dusti Bonge, Art and Life, which was published in June 2019.

Stephen Reintjes, m’83, is president and CEO at North Kansas City Hospital. A board-certified neurosurgeon, he’s been on staff at the hospital for 30 years.

Bryan Steiner, c’83, is an executive recruiter at The Howard Group in Leawood.


James Holsapple, m’84, is chief and chair of neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. He also has served as an associate professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics since 2009. 

Marsha Kindrachuk Loversky, j’84, teaches English at Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia. She and her husband, Mike, have two children, Madeleine and William.


Paula Scott Furr, g’85, in October was inducted in the Southern Public Relations Federation Hall of Fame. She retired in July as head of the department of new media, journalism and communication arts at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. 

Jean Fulghum Lorenzen, j’85, recently retired from a 34-year career as a communications and public relations executive in the Kansas City area. She directed communications for the KU Cancer Center for several years and led the center’s communications strategy for obtaining National Cancer Institute designation in 2011. Jean lives in Olathe.

Diane Yetter, b’85, president of Yetter Tax Consulting, was honored as one of 2019’s Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today magazine. She makes her home in Chicago. 

Diane Yetter


David Bullinger, e’86, lives in Wichita, where he’s a self-employed senior adviser.

Betty Johnson Edwards, s’86, a program manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Dallas, created the nonprofit organization Grace World Ministries, which provides aid to impoverished rural villages in Uganda.

Shari Rogge-Fidler, b’86, is president and CEO of the Farm Foundation, an agricultural policy institute in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Richard Smith, e’86, g’91, is president and CEO of Henderson Engineers in Lenexa.


Aline Pryor Holler, l’87, specializes in family law in Kansas City. She and her husband, George, live in Overland Park and have two children, Benjamin and Sidney.  

Frank Morris, c’87, ’92, is a national correspondent and senior editor at KCUR 89.3 FM in Kansas City.


Timothy Girard, l’88, is partner at Woner, Reeder & Girard in Topeka, where he lives with his wife, Lesli, assoc., who is a coordinator for Families Together. They have three children, one of whom is Bradly, b’14.

Tony Hernandez, b’88, lives in Hoover, Alabama, where he’s chief human resources officer at Encompass Health. 

Carrie McAdam-Marx, p’88, is a professor of pharmacy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Kenneth Seise, e’88, is founder and president of KLS Product Design and Prop It!, a door-stop company. He lives in Ballwin, Missouri.

Karlton Uhm, b’88, is a residential mortgage loan originator at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation in Elmhurst, Illinois. He makes his home in Aurora with Brigette Dobson Uhm, c’92.


Mark Kohlhase, c’89, is interim CEO at Allen Press in Lawrence.

James Martin, c’89, ’01, is the public arts administrator for the city of Kansas City, Missouri.  

R. Scott Seifert, j’89, is an attorney and partner at Spencer Fane in Plano, Texas. He and Lori Reyes Seifert, c’89, live in Frisco.

Lanette Wickham, j’89, l’92, was a nominee for the Empowering Women in Industry 2019 Leadership in Manufacturing Award. She is vice president at Smith & Loveless and has been with the company for 27 years.


Craig Campbell, j’90, owns Video Soup in Lawrence, where he lives with Lisa Smith Campbell, b’91, who works in administration at DH Pace.


Kevin Good, e’91, is president and owner of Good Energy Solutions in Lawrence, where he lives with his wife, Shana Tillman Good, j’90, ’96, who directs marketing and design for the company. 

Mike Roberts, c’91, l’94, is vice president and associate general counsel at Compass Group. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kristin Peterson Schweitzer, b’91, lives in Bentonville, Arkansas, where she’s vice president of total beverage alcohol for Walmart and Sam’s Club at Constellation Brands.


Scott Flucke, b’92, is director and associate general counsel at Koch Companies in Wichita, where he lives with Dawn Stanton Flucke, d’90, g’94, and their two daughters, Brooke, a senior at KU, and Brenna.

Jennifer Greer, g’92, is dean of the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. 

Jennifer Kusek Hill, f’92, owns Denim & Duke Home Staging and Styling in Broomfield, Colorado.

Marvin Kym, m’92, an orthopedic surgeon, has joined St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho.


Barry Evans, d’93, director of bands at Topeka West High School, in December was named 2019 High School Band Teacher of the Year by the Northeast Kansas Music Educators Association. He has led the high school’s band programs since 1993.

Wendy Hills, a’93, l’97, is executive vice president, chief legal officer, general counsel and corporate secretary at Virtus Investment Partners. She lives in Prairie Village. 

Leona Dalavai Scott, c’93, j’94, is founder of JEP Marketing Communications. She makes her home in Bedford, Texas. 

Jason Yutesler, j’93, is vice president of account services at Laughlin Constable in Chicago. He and his wife, Joumana, live in New Lenox, Illinois.


Brig. Gen. Kevin Admiral, c’94, is the chief of armor and commandant of the U.S. Army Armor School in Fort Benning, Georgia.  

Gloria Logan Geither, g’94, is the warden at Topeka Correctional Facility. 

Juliette Box Pierce, e’94, in October was promoted to senior vice president at Henderson Engineers in Kansas City.


Somjit Barat, g’95, g’99, is associate professor of marketing at Penn State Mont Alto. He lives in Hagerstown, Maryland.


Nataliya Grekh Anon, g’96, CEO and founder at software developer Svitla Systems, won second-place honors in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year and Female Executive of the Year categories at the 2019 Stevie Awards.  She lives in Tiburon, California.

Brian Black, PhD’96, is distinguished professor of history and environmental studies at Penn State Altoona. In October he was honored as a distinguished alumnus by the department of history at Gettysburg College, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1988.

Bryn Boice, j’96, lives in Medford, Massachusetts, where she’s associate artistic director of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and visiting lecturer at Salem State University.

Clint Bowen, d’96, ’99, is the new defensive coordinator at the University of North Texas in Denton. A defensive back for the Jayhawks for three years in the early ’90s, he joined the KU football staff in 1998 and held various coaching roles over the past 21 seasons. 

Michelle Freshwater, c’96, m’00, is a physician and owns Idaho Weight Loss in Boise. She is a fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and was elected to the association’s board of trustees in 2019.

Chris Martin, c’96, lives in Tampa, Florida, where he’s associate director at Guidehouse, a consulting firm.

Betsy Rate, j’96, c’97, directs career planning for the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.

Jason Seeman, c’96, is global sales director at Bushnell Golf. He lives in Prairie Village.


Heather Brose, c’97, lives in San Diego, where she’s a production stage manager at the San Diego Repertory Theatre.

Kenneth Charles, g’97, is chief inclusion and diversity officer for American Airlines.

Stacey Donovan, l’97, in January was appointed by Gov. Laura Kelly to the Douglas County District Court. She previously served as chief public defender for the 3rd Judiciary District. She makes her home in Lawrence.

Adam Godderz, c’97, g’01, l’01, was promoted to senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary at Kansas City Southern. He lives in Overland Park.

Carrie Williams Jordan, j’97, who recently earned her master’s degree in library science from Emporia State University, is a librarian at Denver Public Library. 

Timothy Myers, l’97, in January was appointed by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson as associate circuit judge in the 31st Judicial Circuit. He’s the former Greene County chief assistant prosecutor.

Gerry Nelson, c’97, is vice president of North American surface transportation at C.H. Robinson Worldwide. He lives in Phoenix.

Philip “Axel” Wells, c’97, directs industry principal at Pegasystems in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  


Alan Carr, j’98, is executive director of the Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

Scott Filmore, b’98, l’01, lives in St. Louis, where he’s vice president and senior wealth strategist at Stifel. 

Clinton Gagel, b’98, directs sales at Solaris Paper Inc. He and Ashley Winn Gagel, d’98, a physical therapist at Missouri First Steps, live in Overland Park.

Phillip Smith-Hanes, g’98, is Saline County administrator. He lives in Salina.

Danny Timblin, b’98, works at Life & Specialty Ventures in Nashville, Tennessee, where he’s chief growth officer.


Catherine Pugh Funkhouser, c’99, is an attorney at Steptoe & Johnson in The Woodlands, Texas.

John Hendrix, f’99, associate professor of art at Washington University in St. Louis, in November was honored along with more than 100 area educators with Emerson’s Excellence in Teaching Award.  

Christie Sim Mizer, j’99, l’02, manages attorney development at Morrison & Foerster in Washington, D.C. 

Carrie Pettus-Davis, c’99, s’99, s’01, is associate professor in the College of Social Work at Florida State University in Tallahassee. She’s also founder and executive director of the university’s Institute for Justice Research and Development.

Robert Oertel, f’99, lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he owns Bobby O’s, a pizza restaurant. 

Rachel Rubin, j’99, f’00, is an account lead for media at Callahan in Lawrence. She commutes from Overland Park. 


Hedi Hurst Heinz, f’00, g’11, manages projects at Turner Construction in Kansas City. 

Chris Randle, c’00, l’03, is a senior litigation attorney at Cordell & Cordell in Wichita.

Jon Riddle, g’00, was promoted to principal at SmithGroup in San Francisco.

Jon Riddle

Elizabeth Traiger, c’00, is a senior researcher in technology and innovation for power and renewables at DNV GL in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Ashley Lucas Westhoff, f’00, owns Sugar Beats Bake Shop in Overland Park. 


Carmen Murry Branch, j’01, is vice president of corporate communications at Comerica Bank in Dallas.

Hilary Edwards, c’01, is a solution adviser at CATCH Intelligence. She lives in Lawrence.

Greg Goss, a’01, e’01, lives in Kansas City, where he’s director of architecture at DRAW Architecture + Urban Design.

Michele Summers Hammann, b’01, g’01, is chief strategy officer at SS&C Solutions in Lawrence.

Tia Aneja Sargent, c’01, lives in Mercer Island, Washington, where she’s an attorney at Microsoft.

Meghan O’Connor Svatos, n’01, is a clinic and cardiopulmonary nurse at Wagner Community Memorial Hospital in Wagner, South Dakota. She lives in Lake Andes with her husband, Cody, and their daughter, Cheyenne, who recently turned 1.

Born to:

Mark Peterson, c’01, and his wife, AmandaRey, daughter, Kaylee, July 8, in Shawnee, where she joins a sister, Lydia, who’s almost 4.


Joshua Arce, s’02, l’05, is president and CEO of Partnership with Native Americans, a nonprofit organization in Addison, Texas. He previously served for more than 12 years as chief information officer at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence.

Gwendolyn “Wendy” Hermreck Conover, g’02, directs the Baldwin City Library.  

Chris Conroy, g’02, is an independent annuity consultant and 2020 chair of the National Association of Fixed Annuities. He lives in Urbandale, Iowa.

Robert Harbour, b’02, g’04, is a commercial manager at Watco Companies in Wichita, where he lives with Sarah Vogt Harbour, g’18, a teacher in Newton.

Crystal Nesheim Johnson, l’02, is state’s attorney for Minnehaha County in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She previously served in an interim role.

Kendra Seaman, c’02, is an assistant professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas.

David Waters, l’02, in November was elected mayor of the city of Westwood. He is a real estate attorney and partner at Lathrop Gage.

Amber Sumler Williams, c’0, is the first vice provost for student success at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Andrew Albertson, d’03, is a financial analyst at Adient in Riverside, Missouri. 

Nathan Betzen, c’03, l’09, lives in Colwich, where he’s a product manager at SiliconDust.

Timothy Macy, c’03, g’07, is a screenwriter in Kansas City, where he lives with his wife, Erin, and their children, Sullivan and Olive. 

Casey Old, d’03, directs competitions at Central Links Golf in Overland Park. He lives in Lawrence.

Alison Farley Raffle, d’03, ’04, is assistant professor of music education at the University of Georgia. She lives in Athens with her husband, Rocky, and their daughter, Iris, who just turned 2. 

Brian Reynolds, n’03, ’08, is a registered nurse at Ascension St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee.

Justin Starnes, b’03, lives in Tampa, Florida, where he’s senior vice president of sales and distribution at Carson, a financial services firm.

Justin Whitney, b’03, ’05, is an attorney and associate at Lathrop Gage in Overland Park. He’s a member of the firm’s wealth strategies team.

Katie Bollig Zogleman, l’03, a shareholder at Seigfried Bingham in Kansas City, recently was appointed to the Fort Hays State University Foundation board of trustees. 

Justin Whitney

Heath Leuck, b’04, is chief financial officer at Lakeview Village, a retirement community in Lenexa.

Peter Riggs, l’04, is of counsel at Spencer Fane in Kansas City. He works in the firm’s financial services practice.  

Kelly Schaefer, c’04, is a nurse practitioner at Northwestern Medicine in Winfield, Illinois.

Ann Pistole Toy, b’04, lives in Kansas City, where she’s lead business translator at Evergy.

Lauren Bristow Williams, j’04, lives in Arlington, Virginia, where she’s an attorney for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She has a son, Grant.


Joe Bain, l’05, is general counsel at Fort Hays State University. He recently was elected to the university foundation’s board of trustees. 

Theresa Buchheister, c’05, lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she’s the artistic director at the Brick Theater. 

Ross Cleveland, b’05, is vice president of Aon Corp. in Dallas.  

Jon Cline, c’05, g’09, l’09, lives in St. Louis, where he’s an associate at Polsinelli. He works in the firm’s real estate practice.

David Doeren, c’05, is chief operating officer at Allsup in Belleville, Illinois.

Rebecca Ferry, d’05, lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she’s a liquidity risk analyst at Brighthouse Financial.

Kate Lorenz, c’05, in February won the 2020 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award. She has authored several fiction and nonfiction works, including Stardust, a chapbook published in 2008 by Blue Hour Press.

Michael McCaffrey, f’05, a painter in Lawrence, last fall selected nearly 50 pieces of art from Kansas artists for the 2019 Arts Council Juried Exhibition in Wichita.

Kiran Reddy-Huggins, c’05, is legal director at iModules Software in Kansas City.


Shawn Atkinson, d’06, teaches mathematics at Newnan High School in Newnan, Georgia. 

Meghan Bahn, g’06, coordinates community engagement at the Lawrence Community Shelter.

Nicholas Barbosa, b’06, is a manager at Key Bank Real Estate Capital in Overland Park. He lives in Olathe with Aubrey Cole Barbosa, j’04, a brand manager at World Fuel Services.

Cliff Childers, c’06, was promoted to national business development manager at National Automotive Experts and National Warranty Administration Network. He’s been with the organization since 2011 as an account executive. 

Ian Cummings, c’06, g’13, is the breaking news editor for the Kansas City Star.

Jenny Davidson Maciaszek, c’06, j’06, g’14, m’16, practices family medicine at Rooks County Health Center in Plainville, where she lives with Nick, c’05, a geographic information systems specialist. 

David Rowe, l’06, lives in Prairie Village, where he’s a strategic consultant for planning and policy at Burns & McDonnell.


Christian Clegg, g’07, is city manager of Bakersfield, California. He was the former deputy city manager of Stockton.

Alissa Smet Ice, s’07, directs housing development at the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. in Topeka.

Michelle Tran Maryns, c’07, owns We Sparkle, an AI-powered software service in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

John Smolen, l’07, is an attorney at Ballard Spahr in Baltimore.


Betsy Proffitt Bengtson, j’08, is an attorney and associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Denver. She’s part of the firm’s trademark and copyright team.

Collin Bielser, c’08, g’10, g’12, is assistant city manager of Hays.

Justin Ellrich, e’08, lives in Overland Park, where he’s a principal process engineer and LNG systems leader at Black & Veatch.  

Jared Holloway, c’08, l’12, is an attorney at Axiom Law in Chicago.

Byron Manco, c’08, is associate director at UBS Securities. He lives in New York City with his wife, Angela, and their 1-year-old daughter, Phillippa.

Natalie Rand McGonegal, s’08, directs operations at Keller Williams Key Partners. She lives in Olathe with her husband, Andrew, and son, Quintin, who just turned 2.

Rachel Smith, j’08, lives in Houston, where she’s assistant development director for major gifts at Baylor College of Medicine.

Meghan Sullivan, c’08, j’08, directs communications at the University of Chicago.


Christopher Enneking, c’08, and Melody Alexander, g’20, Aug. 3 in Lawrence, where they make their home.

Born to:

Laura Albert Wilons, d’08, g’10, and her husband, Larry, daughter, Ayla, Nov. 1 in Memphis, where she joins a brother, Max, who’s 4.


Julie Feldt, c’09, is a research administrator at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Lindsay Mayer, c’09, wrote Tell, or the Adventures in Themiddle, which was published in January. She lives in Le Plessis-Robinson, France.

Louis McKown, e’09, is the senior resident inspector at the Surry Nuclear Power Station in Surry, Virginia.

Philip Rodriguez, g’09, is city administrator of Yuma, Arizona. He previously served as city manager in communities in Colorado and Texas.


Jennifer Zimmermann Cascio, c’10, lives in Chicago, where she’s an associate at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. 

Kaleigh Braun Doke, e’10, m’14, is assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She and Jared, g’13, live in Colorado Springs and have two sons, Liam and Bowen.

Melissa Freiburger, PhD’10, is executive director at Sunrise Project in Lawrence. She previously directed programs for the nonprofit organzation.

Brenna Hawley-Craig, c’10, j’10, lives in Baldwin City, where she’s a senior business analyst at Silverline.

Leigh Taylor Knight, EdD’10, is executive director and chief operating officer of the DeBruce Foundation, an organization that helps individuals of all ages pursue career opportunities. She’s a former high school teacher, principal and assistant superintendent who lives in Lenexa.

Dalena McGrew, g’10, directs finance and operations at the Military Family Advisory Network. She makes her home in Shawnee.

Dustin Weimer, e’10, is a design engineer at CAV Systems in New Century. He lives in Shawnee.


Danielle Golon, c’10, g’13, and Steven Foga, c’12, g’16, Jan. 27, 2019, in Auckland, New Zealand. They live in St. Paul, Minnesota, where Steven is a geospatial developer at the University of Minnesota Polar Geospatial Center, and Danielle is a science communications specialist working for the NASA Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center.

Born to:

Darin, ’10, and Lindsey Ringham Seidel, b’08, g’15, son, Grant, Aug. 16 in Lawrence.

Danielle Golon and Steven Foga


Alex Aguilera, l’11, was honored with Missouri Lawyer Media’s 2019 Up & Coming Award, which recognizes early-career attorneys. He’s assistant general counsel at Leggett & Platt in Carthage, Missouri.

Erin Bryan, u’11, supervises the adult brain-injury program at Preferred Family Healthcare in Harrisonville, Missouri.

Austin Falley, j’11, g’16, is managing associate at Hagerty Consulting in Washington, D.C.

Tosha Fields, n’11, is director of nursing at SunPorch of Dodge City.

Jade Freeman, l’11, directs business development at Webstyle Inc. in Los Angeles.

Brianne Pfannenstiel, c’11, j’11, chief political reporter at the Des Moines Register, was one of three moderators at the Jan. 14 Democratic debate in Des Moines, Iowa.

Michael Stolzle, g’11, is an executive assistant for the city of Raytown, Missouri. He lives in Prairie Village with Hayley Holthus Stolzle, g’10.


Christina Howard, c’11, to Tyler Johnson, Sept. 19 in Estes Park, Colorado. They live in Denver, where Christina manages marketing and merchandising at Total Beverage.


Darren Angell, l’12, is an associate at Gozdecki, Del Giudice, Americus, Farkas & Brocato in Chicago.

Elizabeth Brittain, d’12, lives in Dallas, where she’s senior director of partner success at Fevo. 

Cody Button, g’12, is a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Hunter Hess, b’12, g’17, manages projects at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City.

Levi Keach, c’12, lives in Omaha, Nebraska, where he’s an archaeologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Andrew Lavin, c’12, is master-control operator at the Tennis Channel. He lives in Lawndale, California.

Kameron Mack, j’12, is creative director at Westbrook Inc. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Brianne Gerber Nelson, c’12, is an associate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.

Pearce Ramsey, c’12, is a senior associate consultant at Cerner in Salt Lake City.

Mark Rogers, c’12, lives in Los Angeles, where he’s a research and development associate at Team Rubicon.

Jennifer Clark Walker, a’12, is the head golf professional at St. Andrew’s Golf Club in Overland Park. She and her husband, Garret, live in Lawrence.

Born to:

Alec, c’12, m’17, and Jessica Brady Hermanson, n’15, daughter, Maren, Nov. 7 in Overland Park.

Alicia Stum Pohl, c’12, and her husband, Weston, son, Walker, Oct. 26 in Lawrence. He’s the couple’s first child.

Cesar, c’12, and Kara Schwerdt Rodriguez, j’10, son, Cesar, Jan. 12 in Kansas City, where he joins a sister, Adrian, who just turned 3. They live in Lawrence, where Cesar works in sales at Midway Wholesale and Kara is assistant director of digital media at the Alumni Association.

Katy Nugent Winters, b’12, and her husband, Daniel, son, Samuel, Aug. 21, in Andover, where Katy is a data management supervisor at Koch Supply & Trading. 

Jerome Younger, e’12, and Yao Tu, PhD’15, son, Jerome Levi, Feb. 25 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jerome is a principal electrical engineer at The Toro Company, and Yao is associate director of the Chinese Flagship Program at the University of Minnesota.


Daniel Austin, c’13, wrote Chelsea’s New Beginning, which was published in October. The children’s book is the first in a series for Daniel, who lives in Overland Park.

Sarah Burns, j’13, manages regional sales and marketing at OB Sports in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Ebonie Davis, l’13, is an associate at Armstrong Teasdale in Kansas City. She works in the firm’s financial and real estate services group.

Shawn Goetz, g’13, vice president and project manager at Hanson Professional Services, recently celebrated 25 years with the company. He lives in Mound, Minnesota.

Michael Keenan, l’13, is a wealth strategies attorney at Creative Planning Legal in Overland Park.

Ronda Melton, s’13, lives in Arkansas City, where she’s a mental health therapist at Four County Mental Health Center.

Stephen Nichols, j’13, l’18, joined the product liability group at Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Kansas City. 

Emily Kurtz Rhamy, c’13, is a therapist at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center in Lawrence.

Alexandra Roth, g’13, PhD’18, is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany, Oklahoma.

Brendan Waters, b’13, is co-founder and executive vice president of sales at EB Systems, a software company in Kansas City.


Victoria Baldwin, j’14, lives in Chicago, where she’s a creative strategist at Snap Inc., a camera and social media company. 

Collin Case, d’14, g’18, is an academic adviser at Washburn University in Topeka. He commutes from Lawrence, where he lives with Abigail Bartlow Case, c’17, who’s an executive assistant and marketing coordinator at Koprince Law.

Troy Dargin, g’14, g’16, PhD’17, is a clinical assistant professor at the Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University in New York City.

Taylor Hines, c’14, l’18, lives in Kansas City, where she’s assistant district attorney at the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office.

Shane Reynolds, c’14, manages fundraising data analytics at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn.

Kevin Wempe, l’14, is a shareholder at Gilmore & Bell in Kansas City.

Born to:

Phillip, e’14, and Katelyn Law Twist, c’11, son, Charles, Aug. 5 in Mission, where they make their home.


Corbin Mihelic, j’15, manages accounts at 104 West Partners in Denver. 

Sarah Patel, PharmD’15, is a pharmacy manager at CVS Health in Dallas, where she lives with her husband, Omik, assoc.

Julia Huxman Ronnebaum, l’15, lives in Philadelphia, where she’s a trial attorney at Jonathan M. Cohen.  


Billy Barnes, d’16, manages entertainment and live events for the San Francisco 49ers. 

Samantha Carter, b’16, was promoted to associate at Baum Capital Partners in Kansas City. 

Katrina Poppert Cordts, g’16, PhD’19, is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She lives in Papillion, Nebraska, with her husband, Ryan.

Kenna Babcock Fischman, m’16, lives in Manhattan, where she’s a physician.

Erin Meyer, j’16, coordinates marketing and communications at Lockton Companies. She lives in Lenexa.

Cassidy Ritter, j’16, is a reporter at BusinessDen. She lives in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Nicholas Zych, j’16, lives in Austin, Texas, where he’s an associate account manager at Wunderman Thompson.


Ellen Balentine, j’17, g’19, lives in Columbia, South Carolina, where she’s a communications and public relations assistant at Gamecock Athletics.

Alexandra Bettner, c’17, is a speech-language pathologist for the Poway Unified School District in San Diego.

Frederick Gipp, j’17, owns Lead Horse, a consulting firm in Lawrence. 

Rachel Ashbury Thomas, j’17, a communication specialist for Lawrence Public Schools, last fall received the Kansas School Public Relations Association’s Newcomer of the Year Award.


Maggie Turek, l’17, and Jacob Turner, l’19, June 15, 2019, in Leawood. Jake is an attorney at Payne and Jones in Overland Park, and Maggie works for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Charles Bogren, l’18, is an associate at Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos in Portage, Michigan. 

Sean Collins, j’18, is the e-sports reporter for the Dallas Morning News.

Md. Neyamul Islam, SJD’18, is additional commissioner of customs for the National Board of Revenue at the Ministry of Finance in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he lives with his wife, Farhana. 

Sangeeta Shastry, l’18, works at Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Kansas City, where she’s a law clerk.

Andrew Wildish, e’18, lives in Lenexa, where he’s a chemical process engineer at Kiewit.


Andrew Growney, e’19, lives in Denver, where he’s a software engineer at Atonix Digital. 

Rachel Hart, e’19, is a quality analyst at Upfield, a packaged-goods company. She lives in Lawrence.

Brodie Herman, l’19, is an attorney at Guin Mundorf in Kansas City.

Courtney Johnson, c’19, j’19, lives in Chicago, where she’s an account executive at Yelp.

Xiangxiong Kong, PhD’19, is assistant professor of engineering at the University of Guam.

Lauren Lanz, j’19, is an executive sales and operations assistant at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas. She lives in Plano, Texas.

Thomas O’Hara, b’19, j’19, is a digital analyst at Octagon in Chicago.

Drake Patterson, b’19, lives in Olathe, where he’s a financial services professional at New York Life Insurance Company.

John Rosa, PharmD’19, is a pharmacist at Salina Regional Health Center. He and Allison Rohman Rosa, PharmD’18, live in Salina.

Brooke King Sisson, g’19, manages the home-visiting program at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in Topeka.

Ellen Terhune, j’19, is a news and sports reporter at KWCH in Wichita. 

Ellen Whittaker, c’19, is a business technology analyst at Deloitte in Kansas City.

Stephanie Wilcox, j’19, lives in New York City, where she’s an account associate at The Wall Street Journal.


Ramsey Fowler, l’19, and Konner McIntire, l’19, Aug. 17 in Joplin, Missouri. They make their home in Alexandria, Virginia.



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