Juice Brown Directing Rockets’ Fortunes from the Point

November 26th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

BrownGrowing up in the Chicago suburbs, Toledo’s junior guard Julius Brown always knew he wanted to be a point guard. From playing games against kids at his local playground and then leading Hillcrest High School to a state title as a junior, Brown has always been the engine that makes his teams go.

Given the nickname “Juice” by his older sister Bianca when he was a baby, Brown was introduced to the game by his father Leon, who played at Hyde Park High School, and that’s when his love affair with the game took off.

“I played a lot with my dad and older kids around the neighborhood growing up and that’s when I started to love the game of basketball,” said Brown, who was all-state honoree as a senior. “It was so competitive around my neighborhood, and that just drew me to the game.”

It was that affection for the sport which helped him assume a starting point guard role midway through his freshman year of high school. And he’s directing his team’s offense from that point forward as he took over the reins of the Rockets right from the outset.

“When I started playing on the varsity, I had to adjust to the pace of the game and playing against older, stronger and more talented players,” Brown said. “It’s felt very similar to what’s happened here at Toledo, except that I’ve become more of a student of the game with the amount of video we have as well as the focus on scouting reports.”

BE3V6168Brown has put in countless hours to become a better player, and Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk believes he’s one of the team’s most improved players from a year ago. And that’s saying something for someone who was the 2011-12 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year and a third-team All-MAC selection as a sophomore.

“Juice really worked hard this past off-season and took his game to another level,” Kowalczyk said. “He’s making smarter decisions on the court and developing into a leader as well.”

Brown added, ” I spent as much time in the gym as I possibly could to polish my game. I know we have an opportunity to have a great year, and if I could improve a little bit more then that would improve our team’s chances.”

Aiding in Brown’s increased leadership role this season is first-year assistant coach Jordan Mincy, who was hired last April. Mincy served as a point guard at Kent State for four years (2005-09) and has developed a strong relationship.

“Coach Kowalczyk told me one of my biggest tasks when I was hired was getting to know Juice and understanding him as both a person and a point guard,” Mincy said. “Juice was really quiet when we first met, but he was eager to learn. He always wanted to get into the gym to work on his game. He’s a student of the game now and takes his craft seriously.”

Brown appreciates the advice Mincy has given him and acknowledges the importance of having someone to bounce ideas off.

“Coach Mincy has been great for me and we clicked right away,” Brown said. “He shares his experiences as a player with me, and I know if I need someone to talk to or ask questions to he’s going to be there for me. He knows what I’m going through, and with him being closer to my age he can relate to me.”

That type of relationship is something that was missing for Brown as a freshman, when he came to Toledo and immediately became the Rockets’ starting point guard.

Brown-NIU“Juice didn’t have a veteran point guard to learn from like I did when I was at Kent State, and I think that’s important,” Mincy said. “When you come out of high school, you just want to show you can play and that’s what he did. But now he’s starting to learn more about pace and controlling tempo and how to make his teammates better.”

Brown’s efforts over the summer played a key role in him becoming one of the team’s captains. It’s an opportunity he relishes but also realizes everyone on the team plays a part in doing things the right way.

“I love being a captain for this team and taking on the responsibility,” Brown said. “I think we’re all captains in some way though, because we all need to hold each other accountable. That’s going to be one of the reasons we have a chance to be great this year.”

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Women’s Basketball Player Andola Dortch is “Toledo Tough”

November 26th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

A. Dortch vs. Eastern Michigan (8)The motto for the University of Toledo Athletic Department is ”Toledo Tough” and no student-athlete embodies that more than women’s basketball player Andola Dortch. The fifth-year guard has battled through two torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries since arriving on campus and is on the verge of becoming one of the most decorated players in UT history.

“I’ve seen a lot of athletes get hurt and never get back to the same level of play as before their injury,” Dortch said. “I didn’t want that for myself. I wanted to be tough enough and resilient enough to make it back and be better than before.”

As one of three seniors on this year’s team, Dortch is the Rockets’ emotional leader and one of the top players in the Mid-American Conference. A 5-foot-7 guard, the Akron, OH native is a tremendous defender, who also pushes the ball very well in transition and helps Toledo play at a high tempo.

A. Dortch vs. Buffalo (1)The two-time reigning MAC Defensive Player of the Year enters her final season wearing the Midnight Blue & Gold fourth in school history in career steals (217), ninth in assists (375) and 22nd in scoring (1,060).

But all the laurels and accolades may not have occurred if Dortch wasn’t tough enough both physically and mentally to go through a few grueling rehabilitations in her time at UT.

“When you compete at the highest level, you don’t play for yourself, you play for your team,” Dortch said. “Individual honors really don’t mean anything if you don’t win. You play for the name on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.”

Dortch arrived on UT’s campus in the summer of 2009 following an outstanding prep career at Akron Kenmore High School. She was a three-time Akron City League Player of the Year and ranked among the nation’s Top 75 point guards by the Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.

After suffering no more than a slight ankle injury while in high school, Dortch tore the ACL in her left knee while playing in a pickup game in July of 2009 in Savage Arena.

“It was a freak accident,” Dortch said. “At first I thought I just hyper-extended my knee. I went to the trainer and was told nothing was wrong. The next day, I went to do a jab step and my leg completely gave out. I still didn’t know what I had done, so I went to the trainer again. This time she could tell something wasn’t right, so I got an MRI and learned I had tore my ACL.”

Dortch sat out the 2009-10 campaign while rehabbing and was eventually cleared to start practicing again without a brace in March 2010. Unfortunately, she almost immediately tore the ACL and meniscus on both sides of her right knee during another pickup game.

“I drove to the basket, made a sudden stop, and my knee buckled,” Dortch recalled. “But this time it was much more painful. I became very frustrated and it made me depressed. I had just finished the rehab on my other knee.”

Dortch was not one to simply give up. Instead she found the mental and physical toughness to start the rehab process all over.

“As much as I wanted to, there was no way I was going to allow myself to quit,” Dortch said. “I knew I couldn’t be scared of something else happening, because that’s when you put yourself at a greater risk of having another injury. I constantly kept telling myself to not worry about anything, but rather to just go out and do the necessary work to get back stronger than ever. If something happens, that’s how it’s supposed to be, because I’m a firm believer in everything happens for a reason.”

A. Dortch vs. Kent State (1)Dortch did come back stronger than ever and played an intregal part in Toledo’s record-setting 2010-11 season. She reaped the benefits all her hard work in the training room and weight room by being  named to the MAC All-Freshman Team. She averaged 6.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and squad-best 1.7 steals in 24.1 minutes per game, ranking 12th in the MAC in thefts and 15th in helpers. She played a big role in helping UT secure its first MAC regular-season title in almost a decade and capture the WNIT crown.

Dortch followed up her first year with a fantastic sophomore campaign and became the first Rocket to garner MAC Defensive Player of the Year accolades in school history. She contributed a team-high 13.6 ppg, a squad-best 4.8 apg, 4.0 rpg and a team-high 2.0 spg in 33.3 mpg. Dortch started all 34 contests and finished third in the MAC in assists (43rd in NCAA), fifth in three-point field-goal percentage (36.8%, 35-of-95) and assist/turnover ratio (1.2), sixth in scoring and tied for seventh in steals.

Despite not suffering from any serious injuries throughout the course of the 2011-12 campaign, Dortch battled some lingering pains in the lateral meniscus in her right knee. After Toledo was bounced in the ‘Sweet 16’ in the WNIT, Dortch learned she had sustained more slight tears around her knee. Since there was enough time to get a procedure done and be ready for the start of next season, Dortch had a scope done to shave off some of the loose cartilage.

“I battled with some pain throughout the year and it became worse as the year went along,” Dortch said. “Once the season ended, I decided to get a scope down so I could be ready for the start of the next year.”

Dortch plowed through yet another round of grueling rehab and experienced another banner campaign last year, helping lead the Rockets to their second MAC regular-season title in the last three years. She averaged 10.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.5 apg and a conference-best 2.7 spg in a team-high 30.8 mpg en route to collecting first-team All-MAC accolades. Dortch was also selected the MAC Defensive Player of the Year for a second-straight year and led the league in thefts, as well as ranking fourth in assist/turnover ratio (1.5), eighth in helpers, 14th in three-point field goals made (1.2) and 15th in scoring and free throw percentage (69.4%, 77-of-111).

Sixth-year head coach Tricia Cullop knows the road for her star player hasn’t always been easy, as she sings her praises with her toughness and strong work ethic.

A. Dortch vs. Central Michigan (1)“Andola is one of the toughest players I’ve ever coached,” Cullop said. “She has endured a lot  during her time here, but she’s never backed down from a challenge, and I’m honored to be her coach. To earn MAC Defensive Player of the Year one season alone is a big honor, but to win it two-consecutive years shows how respected Andola is throughout our league. She sets the tone defensively for our team. She also does a great job running our break, commanding the offense and bringing leadership.”

And so far in 2013-14, Dortch is healthy, knock on wood, and supported by a group of talented and gritty teammates that just might help her cement her legacy as one of the most decorated players in school history with a MAC championship.

“If we stay healthy and stay focused on improving each and every day, this season can be real special,” said Dortch, who was named a team captain earlier this fall in a vote of her teammates. “We have the potential to be a championship team.”

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BP Gives Back; Values Diversity

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BPLogoCaleb Sims, a junior at The University of Toledo studying chemical engineering, is the recipient of the BP diversity scholarship program. The purpose of the BP scholarship program is to award annual diversity scholarships and to provide program funding to students in engineering, with a preference to students majoring in chemical engineering.

“This scholarship does a lot,” said Sims. “Not only does it let me pay for miscellaneous items like books. It also gives me a lot of motivation knowing that my hard work actually does pay off; not just in the academic world, but in my future financial world. I know by being able to concentrate on getting good grades this will directly help me toward a good paying job when I graduate.”

Caleb Sims, a junior at The University of Toledo studying chemical engineering

Caleb Sims, a junior at The University of Toledo studying chemical engineering

BP has been a partner with The University of Toledo for a number of years. In 2011, BP donated $225,000 devoted to increasing the number of women and minority professionals in business and engineering disciplines. In November 2013, BP continued its support by donating another $100,000 that will be split equally between scholarships and programming emphasizing diversity in the College of Engineering.

“This type of support is more than monetary in nature; it is also about great citizenship and about making an impact on the community,” said Dr. Nagi Naganathan, dean of the College of Engineering. “Corporate support teaches citizenship to our students and what they should do when they become a working professional in the society.”

Students gain in other ways as well. BP is also one of the College of Engineering’s leading cooperative experience employers. They host the scholarship winners for special tours of their facilities to give them a deeper understanding of BP as a corporation.

“BP is sending a powerful message in terms of connection to the community and in the process, is creating future ambassadors for BP, UT and the community, “said Naganathan.

A major factor for Sims to attend UT was the ability to receive scholarship support.

Nagi Naganathan Dean and professor of engineering

Nagi Naganathan
Dean and professor of engineering

“I had no idea that BP or corporations like BP had money for scholarships for students like me,” said Sims. “I found out about the scholarship through UT engineering professors. I was very surprised and very happy that BP wanted to invest in my academic success.”

“BP is pleased to support the University of Toledo and the many talented students in northwest Ohio,” said Mark Dangler, President of BP-Husky Refining LLC in Oregon, OH. “Currently our refinery in Oregon has over 50 University of Toledo graduates working at the site, by far the largest representation of any one university working at the refinery. This scholarship program with UT is an excellent opportunity to support education and diversity candidates in the communities where we live, work and raise our families.”

“Everyone involved in this program can benefit in a big way,” said Naganathan. “BP’s scholarship support for our talented and diverse student body is a clear demonstration of BP’s strong commitment to quality and diversity.”

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Class Notes and Obits

November 26th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Class Notes

Please submit class notes to Amanda.schwartz@utoledo.edu

’60’s
Straub_John_300dpi John L. Straub (Law ’69) has been included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” He is currently employed in the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. in Toledo.
’70’s
Fynes_Jack_300dpi Jack G. Fynes (Law ’77) has been included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” He is currently employed in the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. in Toledo.
**Thomas G. Pletz (Law ’71) has been included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” He is currently employed in the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. in Toledo. Pletz_Thomas_300dpi
Wicklund_David_300dpi David W. Wicklund (Law ’74) has been included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” He is currently employed in the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. in Toledo.

Mark Meyers (UTCTC ’79, A/S ’80) and his wife Nicole Meyers recently became small business owners when they opened Meyers Car Wash in Toledo. Information on their new business can be found HERE.

*Cheryl Smith-Miller, PhD (A/S ’79, MEd ’82) a nurse researcher at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, has recently been appointed as an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Nursing in Chapel Hill, N.C.

’80’s
Woodward_Kathryn_300dpi Kathryn J. Woodward (Law ’86) has been included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” She is currently employed in the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. in Toledo.
*Joseph S. Simpson (Law ’88) has been included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” He is currently employed in the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. in Toledo. Simpson_Joseph_300dpi
Sanderson_Michael_300dpi Michael G. Sanderson (Law ’81) has been included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” He is currently employed in the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. in Toledo.
**Michael S. McGowan (Bus ’78, Law ’81) has been included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” He is currently employed in the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. in Toledo. McGowan_Michael_300dpi
Bell_Neema_300dpi Neema M. Bell (Law ’86) has been included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” She is currently employed in the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. in Toledo.

The Honorable Connie Zemmelman (Law ’81) has been elected as the new president of the Toledo Bar Association. While in private practice, Zemmelman was chosen by colleagues for listing in “The Best Lawyers in America” and in 2007 she became a Lucas County Juvenile Court Judge.

Ken Krsolovic (A/S ’80) co-authored “League Park, Historic Home of Cleveland Baseball.” The book was published in 2013 by McFarland. To view the book click HERE.

’90’s
Belt_Jenifer_300dpi Jenifer A. Belt (Law ’95) has been included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” She is currently employed in the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. in Toledo.
James I. Rothschild (Law ’93) has been included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” He is currently employed in the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. in Toledo. Rothschild_James_300dpi

Wendy Tressler (Univ Coll ’95, MEd ’98) and Gregg Dodd (A/S ’96) are working together at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Tressler is senior project manager, overseeing the $120 million aspirational building program that will result in ten new libraries. Dodd serves as director of marketing, overseeing the organization’s comprehensive marketing, public relations and community relations strategies.

Bush, Katie Katie Bush (UTCTC ’99, HHS ’01, MA ’04, Nurs ’08) was a recipient of a 2013 20 under 40 Leadership Recognition Award presented in September 2013. She was selected from a field of 109 candidates. The 20 under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community.
Matthew Sutter (Univ Coll ’98) was a recipient of a 2013 20 under 40 Leadership Recognition Award presented in September 2013. He was selected from a field of 109 candidates. The 20 under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Sutter, Matt
Flores, Josh *Josh Flores (Ed ’99) was a recipient of a 2013 20 under 40 Leadership Recognition Award presented in September 2013. He was selected from a field of 109 candidates. The 20 under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community.
Christopher J. Hewitt (Bus ’90, Honors ’90) has been included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” Hewitt, Christopher

Matthew R. Kutz (MEd ’97) was honored at the International Leadership Association’s global conference by the University of San Diego for outstanding leadership book award in the category for innovation and cutting-edge perspective for his book “Contextual Intelligence: Smart Leadership for a constantly changing world.” Please view his book HERE.

’00’s

Chief Warrant Officer Justin Shedron (A/S ’07) has been recommended for designation as a pilot-in-command of the UH-60 “Blackhawk” helicopter. Shedron also received his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Akron in the summer of 2013.

Budzynski_Cheri_300dpi Cheri A. Budzynski (Law ’07) has been re-appointed as social media vice chair for the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environmental, Energy, and Resources Air Quality Committee for the 2013-2014 term year.
Dr. Ryan Szepiela (MED ’06, Res ’10) was a recipient of a 2013 20 under 40 Leadership Recognition Award presented in September 2013. He was selected from a field of 109 candidates. The 20 under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Szepiela, Ryan
Sorgenfrei, Jen Jennifer Sorgenfrei (A/S ’02, MS ’09) was a recipient of a 2013 20 under 40 Leadership Recognition Award presented in September 2013. She was selected from a field of 109 candidates. The 20 under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community.
David Mann (A/S ’08, Honors ’08, Law ’12, Honors ’12) was a recipient of a 2013 20 under 40 Leadership Recognition Award presented in September 2013. He was selected from a field of 109 candidates. The 20 under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Mann, David
Burkett, Jameel *Jameel Burkett (Bus ’02) was a recipient of a 2013 20 under 40 Leadership Recognition Award presented in September 2013. He was selected from a field of 109 candidates. The 20 under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community.
George Thomas (Law ’07) was a recipient of a 2013 20 under 40 Leadership Recognition Award presented in September 2013. He was selected from a field of 109 candidates. The 20 under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Thomas, George
Rowley, Ryan Ryan Rowley (A/S ’05) was a recipient of a 2013 20 under 40 Leadership Recognition Award presented in September 2013. He was selected from a field of 109 candidates. The 20 under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community.

Deborah J. Sobczak (Bus ’00) was awarded the 2013 excellence in advising award from the Ohio Academic Advising Association. She was presented with this award at the OHAAA State Conference at Ohio State University in June 2013.

Ashley (Adams) Green (MEd ’07) has been appointed as a co-director of Michigan State University’s National/International Fellowships and Scholarships (NIFS) Office. Prior to joining the NIFS office, Green served as program manager for the Center of Advanced Studies in International Development at MSU, assistant director of career services at Grand Valley State University and as career program manager and adjunct career instructor for the Broad College of Business at MSU. ashley-green
’10’s
Syrek, Nathan Nathan Syrek (MBA ’11) was a recipient of a 2013 20 under 40 Leadership Recognition Award presented in September 2013. He was selected from a field of 109 candidates. The 20 under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community.
Marriages & unions

Matthew Rubin (LLSS ’11) proposed to Breanne Democko (A/S ’09, Law ’12) in September, 2013. The proposal came at the Canfield Fair, outside of Breanne’s hometown in the Youngstown area. Working with midway officials, Matt rigged a game so that she would win and when she was told to pick a prize, her husband-to-be appeared from behind the counter. She said “Yes!” A 2014 wedding is being planned. Rubin is an account coordinator for the marketing firm, Hart in Maumee, Ohio. Breanne is an attorney in the business section of Eastman & Smith in Toledo.

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Births

**David D. Dobrzykowski, PhD (Bus ’95, MBA ’99, PhD ’10) and Sarah Dobrzykowski welcomed their first child, David Jr., into the world on September 5, 2013. David Jr. is already a true Rocket fan, attending his first Homecoming on October 5.

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Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Joseph Czerniejewski, Toledo at 81. He was a custodian at UT from 1977 until his retirement in 1993.

Paul Paquette, Toledo at 65. He was a professor of criminal justice from 1993 to 2003. He was nationally recognized as an expert on terrorism; Paquette joined the University as director of the two-year corrections program at the former Community and Technical College.

Dr. Lawrence “Larry” J. Coleman, Knoxville, Tenn. at 71, served as the Judith Daso Herb Endowed Chair in Gifted Studies and professor of curriculum and instruction from 2001 until his retirement in 2011.

Dr. David S. Rosenberger, Altoona, Pa. at 87. He worked at the University for more than two decades. He joined the College of Education and Allied Professions in 1960 as an associate professor and was named professor in 1964. He served as chair of the Department of Administration and Supervision from 1964 to 1967, and as assistant dean of the college from 1967 to 1971. After overseeing Education Placement Services from 1965 to 1975, Patterson helped establish University Placement Services, which he directed from 1975 to 1977. He was named professor emeritus when he retired in 1983.

Dr. Robert “Bob” A. Schmall, Temperance, Mich. at 80. He was a former part-time instructor.

Dr. Parimal R. Vyas, Toledo at 58. He was a volunteer clinical assistant professor from 1987 to 1993 and was named volunteer clinical associate professor in 1994 in the Department of Urology.

Maria A. Wilson, Toledo at 84. She was a custodian in Environmental Services at MCO from 1979 until her retirement in 1992.

Dr. Donald A. Baker (Ed ’66, MED ’76, Res ’81), Toledo at 69. He was an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery. He joined the MCO faculty in 2001. He received a football scholarship to UT, where he played for the Rockets from 1961 to 1963. Baker graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1966 and was an assistant football coach for the Rockets from 1969 until 1970, the first two seasons of Toledo’s 35-0 streak. He returned to the classroom to pursue medicine and graduated from MCO in 1976 and completed his residency there in 1981. In 2003, Baker was inducted into the Varsity ‘T’ Club for his gridiron play. He was a member of the UT Foundation Board of Trustees. The family suggests contributions to the Dr. Donald A. Baker Scholarship Fund through the UT Foundation.

Helen Hillman, Charleston, S.C. at 98. She was a longtime Toledo resident who was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary and volunteered in the MCO gift shop. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Frederick Joel Hillman Scholarship Fund in the UT College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences through the UT Foundation.

**Dr. George Taoka, att. in 1946, Toledo at 97. He was a professor emeritus of economics and finance. He joined the UT faculty as an instructor of commerce in 1948 and was named professor in 1959. Taoka served as chair of the department, which changed names over the years. He was one of the first recipients of the University’s Outstanding Teacher Award when it was established in 1964. The native of Watsonville, Calif., served on Faculty Senate when it was formed, was vice president and treasurer of the UT chapter of the American Association of University Professors and was a member of several other institution committees. He also was faculty advisor to Alpha Kappa Psi. Taoka retired in 1982 and continued to teach part-time for several years. Tributes are suggested to the College of Business and Innovation through the UT Foundation.

Caroline “Carol” L. Topliff, Maumee, Ohio at 74. She was head nurse of the emergency room at the former Maumee Valley Hospital and MCO from 1960 until her retirement in 1991. Tributes are suggested to the Dorothy Hussain Scholarship Fund in the College of Nursing through the UT Foundation.

40’s

Harold Goodnight (Eng ’49), Lima, Ohio at 92.

Peter Hoffman (Bus ’41), Sylvania, Ohio at 94.

**June Shunk, att. in 1949, Dublin, Ohio at 86.

Mary Hausmann Sussman (Ed ’49), Toledo at 87.

Thaddeus Szelagowski (Ed ’42), Toledo at 93.

**Milford Meyers (Ed ’47), Toledo at 90.

50’s

*Raymond Knauss (Ed ’58, MEd ’64), Toledo at 77.

Kenneth Kwiatkowski (MEd ’59), Maumee, Ohio at 85.

Raymond Kusner (Bus ’51), Toledo at 90.

*R. McGuire (Eng ’51), Cincinnati, Ohio at 86.

60’s

Thomas McCally (Ed ’63, MEd ’70), Toledo at 78.

John Wayton (A/S ’69), Lambertville, Mich. at 76.

Richard Braun (Ed ’63), Plymouth, Mich. at 72.

Annmarie Heldt (Ed ’68), Toledo at 66.

70’s

Mark Thomas (Eng ’76, MBA ’83), Toledo at 59.

Donald Stalker (A/S ’73, MEd ’76), Toledo at 92.

Bernardine Valasek (Ed ’74), Maumee, Ohio at 88.

**Pauline Clegg (MEd ’73, Ed Spec ’81), Ottawa Hills, Ohio at 91.

Paul Paquette (Ed ’70, MEd ’78), Toledo at 66.

James Heider (UTCTC ’72, Bus ’79), Auburndale, Fla. at 65.

James Hardy (Ed ’74), Toledo at 65.

Allen Baldwin (Law ’76), Bowling Green, Ohio at 65.

Mildred Meyer (MEd ’73), at 82.

Timothy Fisher (Eng ’75), Waterville, Ohio at 60.

80’s

Dr. Randall Grimes (A/S ’81), Thurmont, Md. at 55.

Mary Zvanovec (A/S ’89, MS ’93), Perrysburg, Ohio at 46.

Margaret Kasner (UTCTC ’80, Univ Coll, 82), Pukekohe, New Zeland at 74.

Dominic Dioletti (UTCTC ’84), Oregon, Ohio at 69.

90’s

John Ocock (MBA ’94), Sylvania, Ohio at 66.

John Drolshagen (Univ Coll ’90), Toledo at 69.

William Urban (Ed ’95, MEd ’04), Swanton, Ohio at 43.

**Ingrid Wood (UTCTC ’98, HHS ’02), Toledo at 64.

Lawrence Seger (UTCTC ’95), Toledo at 61.

Connie Jo Price (Univ Coll ’93), Crossville, Tenn. at 62.

Anne Ball (UTCTC ’95, Nurs ’97), Toledo at 54.

David Moses (UTCTC ’97), Columbus, Ohio at 55.

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UT in the News

November 26th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in In The News

Innovative Education – UT Partners with Two Michigan Colleges In Groundbreaking Program

The University of Toledo will make a major push into metro Detroit and Michigan when it starts offering four-year degrees in Livonia in the fall of 2014.
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Innovating education

An agreement between UT and two Michigan colleges makes higher education more accessible and convenient
Higher education has become increasingly inaccessible, even as it becomes more important in today’s job market. With lower tuitions, more open admission policies, and flexible schedules, community colleges have helped many students get the education and training they need. Even so, many community college graduates who want to earn four-year or advanced degrees have difficulty continuing their education.
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UT-led study alters treatment

Surgery not always needed for hypertensive patients
The results of a nearly 10-year-long study on hypertension, led by researchers at the University of Toledo Medical Center, concluded that there is no need for patients with a particular form of hypertension to have surgery to unclog a blocked artery.
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UT Experts And Innovations Are Quoted on a Variety of Topics

  • Nationally, Dr. Terry Bigioni in the Dept of Chemistry was published in Nature and subsequently interviewed by the LA Times.
  • Dr. Peter Feldmeier, an expert in Catholic studies, is quoted in the Washington Post about Toledo Bishop Blair’s promotion.
  • This Associated Press story featuring veterans transitioning to students at UT made it into dozens of media outlets across the country.
  • Geoffrey Rapp in the College of Law talks about baseball’s Alex Rodriguez and his legal troubles in Reuters, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, Yahoo! Sports, and the Global Post.
  • Gregory Gilchrist, in the College of Law, discusses the government’s $13 billion fine of JP Morgan in the National Journal.
  • Kara Bruce in the College of Law spoke with The Blade about bankruptcy law.
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