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Class Notes: Fall 2022

1939

Esther Cooper Foreman, c’39, celebrated her 105th birthday July 29. She is a retired teacher and enjoys writing poems about the many places she has traveled, which include China, Europe and Alaska. Esther cheers on the Jayhawks from Kansas City.

 

1958

Marilyn Reece Wolf, n’58, a retired nurse, lives in Gardner. Her granddaughter, Ella Falkner, is a freshman in the School of Music and the fifth generation of Marilyn’s family to attend KU.

 

1960

Al Rossi, g’60, is professor emeritus at the Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy, where he taught acting and directing for 35 years. Al has acted in over 200 professional productions and directed over 100 others.

 

1966

Ann Peterson Hyde, c’66, lives in Prairie Village, where she is a broker associate at Keller Williams Key Partners real estate agency.

 

1967

William Burnam, c’67, g’70, retired as a supervisory toxicologist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was one of the EPA’s original employees when it was founded in 1970.

Jean Hardy Robinson, c’67, g’69, g’73, PhD’77, is retired as president of JHR Resources, a management consulting firm in Chicago. She chairs the KU International Affairs advisory board.

 

1968

Don Kottmann, f’68, a painter, splits his time between Kansas City, where he maintains a studio, and Calgary, Alberta, where he is professor emeritus at Alberta University of the Arts.

Dennis Pruitt, j’68, wrote The Ambrosia Lot, his second novel, which was published in August. He lives in Olathe.

 

1970

Myrl Duncan, c’70, retired in May as professor of law at Washburn University in Topeka, where he taught for 45 years.

 

1971

Julie Waite Dinsmore, c’71, retired as a professor in the department of counseling and school psychology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She and her husband, John, EdD’78, live in Overland Park.

 

1973

Jim Modig, a’73, who last year retired as University architect, was inducted into the Topeka West High School Hall of Fame in September. Jim and his wife, Suzette, live in Berryton.

 

1974

Jeffrey Joy, j’74, is of counsel at the law firm Greenberg Traurig, where he works in the private wealth services and tax practices.

David Losh, m’74, is a retired family physician and professor emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Michael Nolin, c’74, an arborist, owns Nolin Landscaping & Tree Experts in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Nancy Parrish, g’74, retired in June as a judge for the Third Judicial District in Shawnee County. She was appointed district judge in 1994.

 

1975

Bill Hutton, c’75, l’79, is the municipal court judge in Bonner Springs and has practiced law in Wyandotte County for over 40 years.

Jan Seymour Jenkins, j’75, in September retired as public relations director at Publicom, a marketing agency based in Okemos, Michigan.

Tim Pinkelmann, c’75, recently retired after over 40 years as a freelance voice talent, radio announcer and music programmer for businesses. He lives in Shoreline, Washington.

Allen Schmidt, c’75, owns Resurrection Vineyard near Hays. The farm on which the vineyard and winery operate has been in his family for over 100 years. Allen is a retired U.S. Army colonel and former state senator.

 

1978

Roger Bardsley, c’78, is a quality assurance technician at Procter & Gamble. He lives in Dayton, Ohio.

Susan Stice Reis, f’78, is an illustrator and painter. Her work is available as cards and prints at Green Door Art Gallery in St. Louis. Susan and her husband, Carl, live in St. Charles, Missouri.

 

1979

Warren Evans, g’79, in June was named special senior adviser on climate change at Asian Development Bank, headquartered in the Philippines. He has worked in environmental strategy and sustainable development for over 40 years.

Christopher Tucker, p’79, retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he was director of the bar code resource office for the Veterans Health Administration.

 

1980

Scott Bloch, c’80, l’86, wrote the novel Mount Wonder, set at KU in the 1970s. It was published in October. Scott is an attorney in Washington, D.C., and lives in McLean, Virginia, with his wife, Catherine Chalfant Bloch, c’81.

Sherree Beck D’Amico, c’80, is a consultant at Scottsdale Business Consulting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Brad Koehn, b’80, is a certified public accountant at Paul A. Honaker, CPA, PA in Topeka.

Joan Sorenson, c’80, retired after 29 years as a pediatrician. She lives in Billings, Montana, with her husband, Jeff Lindenbaum, c’80, and their golden retriever, Ruby.

Cecil Walker, c’80, received membership in the Worshipful Company of Constructors, an international association of top professionals in the construction industry. Cecil is CEO of CW Construction in Longwood, Florida, and has worked in land development and commercial construction for over 35 years.

 

1982

Mark Downey, b’82, is regional vice president of sales at Three Oaks Hospice.

Jack Finney, g’82, PhD’83, was conferred the titles of professor emeritus and vice provost emeritus for faculty affairs at Virginia Tech. Jack retired in 2021 after 34 years at the university, where he was professor of psychology.

L. Camille Hébert, l’82, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Law. She is the Carter C. Kissell Professor of Law at Ohio State University, where she has taught since 1988.

Carol Yearout Jenkinson, n’82, is a nurse practitioner with Logistics Health Inc. She lives in Montgomery, Texas.

Steve Koppes, g’82, was a speaker at the 2022 Big 12 Development Conference in Manhattan. A writer and editor, Steve specializes in science communications and is the author of the book Killer Rocks from Outer Space. He lives in Beaverton, Oregon.

 

1984

Curtis Pickert, m’84, in May was named chief physician executive at Pediatrix Medical Group.

Doug Regnier, b’84, retired as a partner at Ernst & Young in San Diego.

 

1985

Bob Harrigan, c’85, is chief meteorologist at WWSB/ABC 7 in Sarasota, Florida.

Jean Kozubowski, g’85, in April became assistant director of marketing and communications at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. She previously worked at the Salina Journal for 16 years as a copy editor, page designer and reporter.

Joseph Shields, c’85, is director of the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in southeast Arizona. He and his wife, Christine Ann Fidler, c’84, live in Tucson, Arizona.

James Wilbat, g’85, owns James Wilbat Glass Studio in Mundelein, Illinois. He sells his glass sculptures, vases and other pieces at art fairs and galleries across the country.

 

1986

Rob Karwath, j’86, in May became vice president of integrated content and public relations at the marketing agency Aimclear. He was previously an instructor in the School of Journalism and general manager and adviser for the University Daily Kansan.

 

1987

Margaret “Peggy” McShane Rowe, b’87, l’90, in April became general counsel and corporate secretary at Commerce Bancshares in Kansas City.

 

1988

Todd Becker, b’88, is president and CEO of Green Plains Inc., a biorefining company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Melissa Morehart Griffin, j’88, directs customer service at ITC Group LLC.

Dick Lipsey, g’88, g’96, in June completed marathons in Bear, Delaware, and Douglassville, Pennsylvania, achieving his goal of running marathons in all 50 states. Dick is a retired U.S. Army major and former Associated Press reporter and editor. He lives in Lawrence.

Carrie Keenan Nash, c’88, is senior loan officer at Highlands Residential Mortgage. She and her husband, Todd, live in Boulder, Colorado.

Richard Odom, c’88, in August was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing at Alltech Automotive. He lives in Prattville, Alabama.

 

1989

Matt Hickam, c’89, is a managing principal at the lobbying firm Husch Blackwell Strategies in Topeka.

John Knudtson, c’89, m’93, is a radiologist at Estes Park Health in Estes Park, Colorado.

 

1990

Christine Corrigan Mendez, c’90, j’90, co-wrote the children’s book Clementine Gets UNSTUCK! and the accompanying website, KidsCanClub.com, which offers mental wellness resources for children. She is a counselor in private practice in St. Louis.

Keith Warta, g’90, retired in June as CEO of Bartlett & West, an engineering firm, where he worked for 38 years. He lives in Topeka.

Candice Niemann Wolken, j’90, is a marketing manager at SS&C Technologies in London. She and her husband, Charles, live in Cambridge, England.

 

1991

John Koprowski, PhD’91, received the 2022 Aldo Leopold Memorial Award from The Wildlife Society, the highest honor given by the international organization. John, a leading expert in wildlife ecology and conservation, is dean of the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Julie Mulvihill, d’91, g’01, is executive director of Humanities Kansas, which provides grants and programs across the state. She lives in Perry.

Anne White, c’91, co-founded The Honorable Distillery in Marquette, Michigan, which held its grand opening in October. The distillery partners with local farms, mills and malt houses to produce its vodka, gin, bourbon and rye whiskey.

 

1992

Matt Chaiken, a’92, is vice president of the Denver office of the architecture firm Ware Malcomb. He has worked for the firm since 2004.

Sanjay Malhotra, g’92, is vice president of corporate marketing at SEMI, an electronics manufacturing association headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Brent Pierce, ’92, co-owns Last Bottle Wines, an online retailer that offers daily deals on fine wines. The Napa, California-based business operates two other websites for wine enthusiasts, First Bottle Wines and Invino.

Michael Smith, b’92, in February was appointed to the board of directors of American Rebel Holdings Inc. He is vice president of Industrial Maintenance Inc. in Topeka.

Kate Tuttle, c’92, is books editor at The Boston Globe. She has been a contributor to the newspaper since 2007 and is a past president of the National Book Critics Circle.

 

1993

Chad Gunther, b’93, is structural financial adviser at Arrington Capital.

Stephanie Hampton, c’93, an aquatic ecologist, in July joined the Carnegie Institution for Science as deputy director of its biosphere sciences and engineering division.

 

1994

Brendan Griesemer, g’94, is assistant director of planning and development for the city of Springfield, Missouri. He has worked for the city since 1996.

Randall Griffey, g’94, PhD’00, in May was named head curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. He was previously a curator in the contemporary and modern art department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Michael Happe, j’94, president and CEO of Winnebago Industries, in October was named the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2023 Executive of the Year. He has served on the Association’s national Board of Directors since 2017 and is currently chair-elect.

Jon L’Heureux, b’94, is vice president of business development at Graham Healthcare Capital in Nashville, Tennessee.

Marina Llorente, g’94, PhD’97, is professor of Hispanic studies at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

Renee Rodgers, c’94, is a clinical social worker serving active-duty service members at Fort Polk in Louisiana.

 

1995

Ben Buehler, c’95, is president of the Texas Bankers Association Services Co.

Bob Leeman, c’95, g’98, is planning and codes director for the city of Brentwood, Tennessee.

Matthew Satterwhite, c’95, is senior vice president of regulatory services at American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio. He has worked at the company since 2008.

 

1996

Diana Aga, PhD’96, was named a 2022 fellow of the American Chemical Society. She is professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, and directs the university’s RENEW Institute, an interdisciplinary research and education initiative.

John Cage, e’96, in September received the Legion of Merit Award from the U.S. Navy. The outgoing commodore of Submarine Squadron 20, Capt. Cage was honored during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia.

Alisa Pyszka, g’96, is president of the consulting firm Bridge Economic Development in Portland, Oregon.

Mary Curtis Schroeger, g’96, retired as director of special education in the Lansing Unified School District.

 

1997

Nikki Eckland Cannezzaro, c’97, is an attorney and co-founded the law firm Cannezzaro Marvel in Kansas City.

Kristin Copeland, s’97, is director of people and culture at KAI Enterprises, a design and construction firm based in St. Louis.

Holly Harrison, c’97, directs the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Jennifer McCullough Nigro, j’97, is senior public relations manager at Signal Theory, a branding and marketing firm based in Kansas City.

 

1998

Jeff Bourgeois, g’98, is senior lecturer in the Herbert Business School at the University of Miami.

Scott Shanker, c’98, joined the law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims as an attorney in its health care practice. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Christine Roney Stricker, c’98, teaches journalism at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Christopher Warren, c’98, in August was named vice president of collections and senior curator at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City.

Matthew Wilkinson, m’98, practices medicine at SIHF Healthcare in Belleville, Illinois.

 

1999

Eric Eskioglu, m’99, executive vice president and chief medical and scientific officer at Novant Health, was named one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s top 25 innovators and 50 most influential clinical executives for 2022. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Seth Heide, d’99, g’04, in July became principal of Eudora Elementary School in Eudora. He has worked at the school for 12 years.

Chris Morris, g’99, is CEO of Dave & Buster’s. He lives in Dallas.

Melissa Oropeza, n’99, g’12, is a nurse practitioner with The University of Kansas Health System.

Tisha Ritter, d’99, is chief advancement officer at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

 

2000

Ronald Chen, c’00, is the Joe and Jean Brandmeyer Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology at KU Medical Center and associate director for health equity at the KU Cancer Center. He was inducted into Topeka West High School’s Hall of Fame in September.

Zora Mulligan, g’00, l’03, in July became executive vice president at Missouri State University in Springfield. She was previously Missouri’s commissioner of higher education.

Chris Randle, c’00, l’03, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, was named staff judge advocate for the Army Reserve’s 412th Theater Engineer Command, a unit of over 12,000 soldiers headquartered in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Chris lives in Wichita, where he is an attorney at Penner Lowe Law Group.

 

2001

Mandi Chace, c’01, is technical support manager at the KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum.

Bobbie Liu, c’01, recently joined the Kansas City law firm Dysart Taylor as associate attorney.

Alexis Meredith, m’01, is a pulmonologist at North Kansas City Hospital/Meritas Health.

 

2002

John Alley Jr., m’02, is a general surgeon with The University of Kansas Health System and assistant professor of surgery at KU Medical Center.

Andres Sandate, b’02, g’05, is head of capital markets at Nectar, a financial services company based in Atlanta. He lives in Smyrna, Georgia, with his wife, Heidi, and children, Francesca, Renzo and Maximo.

Sarah Van Buren, g’02, lives in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where she is director of business intelligence at Envision Greater Fond du Lac.

Anna Williams, c’02, g’05, is executive director of Oregon’s System of Care Advisory Council, which focuses on improving the state’s mental health resources for children and families. She lives in Hood River, Oregon.

 

2003

Tyler Epp, l’03, in July was named president of the Formula One Miami Grand Prix, which held its inaugural event in May.

Lindsay Kinnan Gant, c’03, co-owns Riverbank Brewing in Council Grove.

Josh Klenda, b’03, is vice president of the mortgage division at Community First National Bank in Lenexa.

Adam McCoy, c’03, is head of prints and multiples at Artsy, an online art marketplace headquartered in New York City.

Juan Pablo Nogués, e’03, works for ATOME Energy as its lead project manager in Paraguay.

Emily Childs Shipley, c’03, is director of data analytics at KU.

 

2004

Jesse Atwell, c’04, created the syndicated comic strip TEX, which follows an 8-year-old boy and his family. It debuted in September on GoComics.com. Jesse draws from his home in Austin, Texas.

Courtney Kratina Pinaire, b’04, is of counsel at Kutak Rock law firm. She is a member of the firm’s tax credit practice group at its Omaha, Nebraska, office.

Adam Pracht, c’04, j’04, directs marketing and communications at the Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum in Lindsborg. He is also an audio producer for Escape Pod, a science fiction podcast.

 

2005

Louise Stauffer Krug, j’05, g’09, PhD’14, is associate professor of English at Washburn University in Topeka. She was honored by the city in October with an Arty Award for her work in literary arts.

Caleb Loong, c’05, j’05, is a reporter and editor at Now TV in Hong Kong.

Heidi Mehl, c’05, g’10, directs The Nature Conservancy’s Kansas water and agriculture programs.

Kelly Horneyer Pimmel, a’05, is senior architect and workplace strategist at Arcturis in St. Louis.

Brent Toellner, g’05, is senior director of lifesaving programs for Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal welfare organization. He and his wife, Michelle Davis, b’94, live in Kansas City.

 

2006

Ryan Dieckgrafe, d’06, is athletics director for the Clearwater Unified School District.

Emily Black Fry, f’06, is executive director of interpretation at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work aims to create an inclusive museum experience and help visitors build connections with works of art.

Joel Leader, d’06, is assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Kevin Mechtley, c’06, in June became vice president of business development and chief innovation officer at Sammons Financial. He lives in Overland Park.

Mario Roitman, l’06, is chief legal officer at Silva International Investments in Miami.

Jungwoo Ryoo, PhD’06, in April began his tenure as chancellor and chief academic officer at Penn State DuBois.

Lori Underwood, d’06, g’13, retired as vocal music teacher at Ottawa High School in Ottawa.

 

2007

Hillary Addison Koehler, j’07, manages marketing and events for the Papillion La Vista Community Schools Foundation in Papillion, Nebraska.

Lauren Jones McKown, c’07, g’09, in June was named KU’s associate vice chancellor for civil rights and Title IX.

Trent Turner, j’07, is a presentation designer at the software company Hyland. He lives in Lawrence.

 

2008

Diane Basore Borys, e’08, is an architectural lighting designer and founding principal of Noctiluca Lighting. She and her husband, David, e’04, g’09, live in San Diego.

Meaghan Allison Graber, d’08, g’12, is principal at Wolf Springs Elementary School in Bucyrus, part of the Blue Valley School District. She has worked as a teacher and assistant principal in the district since 2012.

Dennis Kuhnel, l’08, is a district ranger in the Roosevelt and Arapaho national forests in Colorado.

Rachel Smith, j’08, lives in Houston, where she is associate director of membership at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.

Meghan Sullivan, c’08, j’08, is a senior marketing consultant at Unify Consulting. She lives in Chicago.

Jancita Warrington, g’08, in June was appointed by Gov. Laura Kelly as executive director of the Kansas Office of Native American Affairs.

 

2009

Ryan Call, d’09, directs sales at Dry Dock Brewing Co. in Aurora, Colorado. The brewery recently expanded its sales to Kansas.

Kelly Cure, b’09, co-founded Skillful.ly, an online career-building platform, and is the company’s head of growth. She lives in Oakland, California.

Crystal Gregory Elliott, g’09, is an early childhood special education teacher in the Maize Unified School District. She and her husband, Nathan, l’10, have a son, William, and daughter, Halle. The family lives in Wichita.

Jaehoon Lee, PhD’09, associate professor of educational psychology, leadership and counseling at Texas Tech, received the 2022 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award, the Texas Tech University System’s highest faculty honor.

Brian Teefey, b’09, g’09, was promoted to partner at Weaver accounting firm. He lives in Dallas.

Cameron West, m’09, is a dermatologist and leads U.S. Dermatology Partners’ Wichita office, which opened in June.

Born to:
Brooke Badzin Fineman, b’09, and her husband, Nathan, son, Elijah, July 8. He joins big sister, Zoe. The family lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

 

2010

Elizabeth Keever, c’10, is chief development officer at Heartland Community Health Center in Lawrence.

Max Meisinger, b’10, g’11, in June was promoted to chief accounting officer at Boston Omaha Corp. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

Daniel Rice, g’10, is an asset manager at the oil and gas company Cantium in Covington, Louisiana. He and his wife, Allison, have two children, Lula Belle and Wyman.

Bryan Schuessler, PharmD’10, g’12, is director of pharmacy at Rx Savings Solutions in Overland Park. He and Kara Runge Schuessler, n’07, are parents of Olivia, Harvey and Sylvie.

Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks, e’10, is the founder and CEO of KeepWOL, a team-development platform for businesses. She lives in Phoenix.

Celina Suarez, PhD’10, is associate professor of geosciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Steven Tingey, l’10, lives in Salt Lake City, where he is managing partner at Tingey Law Group.

Born to:
Angelo, b’10, e’10, g’11, and Lindsey Fisher Tiberti, PharmD’12, daughter, Margaret Nora, April 13. She joins her sister and two brothers. The family lives in Las Vegas.

 

2011

Danielle Bulson Hologram, j’11, is president and CEO of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She lives in Lawrence.

Andrew Kettner, c’11, m’19, practices medicine at West Wichita Family Physicians in Wichita.

Kiley Luckett, s’11, g’12, is mental health coordinator for Lawrence Public Schools.

Roshni Oommen Neslage, j’11, g’13, is head of communications at the American Journalism Project, a venture philanthropy that invests in local news organizations. She and her husband, Kevin, c’11, live in Miami.

Michael Rockford, b’11, is brand manager at J. Rieger & Co. distillery in Kansas City.

Benjamin Shrimplin, g’11, is a designer at WeBuildFun, a playground design and construction company.

 

2012

Kyle Christian, c’12, in August became associate vice chancellor for federal relations at KU.

Becky Haddican, c’12, j’12, g’18, is senior solutions marketing manager at Black & Veatch in Overland Park.

Brandon Hill, c’12, is senior technical producer at Warner Bros. Discovery. He lives in Dallas.

Born to:
Mike Lavieri, j’12, and his wife, Jaymee, son, Bennett, Aug. 31, 2021. They live in Overland Park.

 

2013

Emily Bergkamp Blew, p’13, PharmD’13, lives in Wichita, where she is pharmacist-in-charge at Professional Pharmacy.

Jonathan Cooper, c’13, j’13, anchors the evening news for KOTV News on 6 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Clint Cornejo, c’13, is president of Allmetal Recycling. The company is based in Wichita and has locations in Harper, Newton and Salina.

Scott Howell, g’13, is lead platform engineer at Dina, a health care technology company. He and his wife, Kelsye, live in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Lauren Luhrs, l’13, is director of partnerships at the American Royal Association, a Kansas City-based organization that hosts agriculture events and education.

Jake Robinson, c’13, directs product management at the cybersecurity company Conceal.

 

2014

Joe Aniello, c’14, is a developer at INTRUST Bank in Wichita. He and his wife, Natalie, have a son, Wells.

Dakota Bunch, c’14, m’19, is a primary care physician with Girard Medical Center. He practices at the center’s clinics in Arma and Cherokee.

Anna Fung, h’14, g’16, OTD’20, is an occupational therapist at the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Tyler Jaspan, c’14, g’19, g’20, is a privacy program manager at Google. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Megan McCloskey, c’14, lives in New York City, where she is senior customer solutions manager at Amazon Web Services.

Robert McNichols Jr., DMA’14, is a professional bass-baritone singer and manages education programs at Musical Theater Heritage in Kansas City.

Kurt Schieszer, b’14, is vice president of KP Elevator Consulting in Alameda, California.

 

2015

Opal Nicole Smith, l’15, is an associate attorney at Langdon & Emison in Kansas City.

Sarah Vanlandingham, b’15, is an account supervisor at Red Fuse Communications in Kansas City.

 

2016

Heather Aylward, g’16, in July was promoted to chief nursing officer at Newman Regional Health in Emporia.

Hank Cavagnaro, j’16, is the multimedia storytelling supervisor at KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City.

 

2017

Radwan Dayib, j’17, works in corporate communications at United Airlines.

McKenna Harford, c’17, j’17, is a reporter for Colorado Community Media, publisher of 24 community newspapers in the Denver metro area.

Mikayla Linn Scheck, p’17, PharmD’19, is a clinical pharmacist at Hays Medical Center in Hays.

Baxter Vaz, b’17, is a product designer at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York City.

Federico Ventura, b’17, lives in Sacramento, California, where he is a corporate accountant at the California Hospital Association.

 

2018

Gabrielle Marmon, j’18, is a marketing manager at BMO Financial Group in Chicago.

Melissa Yunk, b’18, j’18, is global communications manager for the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.

 

2019

Tyler Alexander, EdD’19, is principal at Blue Valley Southwest High School in Overland Park.

Vanessa Delnavaz, g’19, manages the invertebrate zoology collection at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History in Santa Barbara, California. The collection comprises over 2.5 million specimens.

Kyle Doerksen, d’19, is sports information director at Hesston College in Hesston.

Jack Thomas, e’19, is a technical design engineer at Kuecker Pulse Integration.

Angel Tran, j’19, is a marketing coordinator at Populous in Kansas City.

 

2020

Molly Hatesohl, c’20, g’21, is assistant registrar at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park.

Cathy Jarzemkoski, c’20, in July retired as director of the KU Spirit Squad. She worked at KU since 2000.

 

2021

Jordan Collins, j’21, is a media assistant at Entertainment Tonight.

Matthew Girard, PhD’21, an ichthyologist, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Steven Inman, g’21, leads social media at Socios.com, a sports fan engagement platform. He lives in New York City.

 

2022

Molly Overman, j’22, is a public relations and social media coordinator at Page Communications in Kansas City.

Lucy Peterson, j’22, covers county government for The Mendocino Voice in Ukiah, California. She is a Report for America corps member.

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