Q & A with Dr. Sharon L. Gaber — UT’s 17th President

August 12th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

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What attracted you to UT?

UT bears the name of the city of Toledo. We’re linked in perpetuity and we have an obligation to help not just UT get ahead, but to move the entire region forward. As an urban planner by training, I see the possibility of thousands of connections between UT and different parts of the community.

There are very few schools that can compete with the breadth of academic programs that exist at The University of Toledo. And the more diverse the academic disciplines, the greater are the possibilities to advance education, health care, culture, and economic development.

You’ve been UT’s president for a month now. What’s your experience been like so far?

Dr. Gaber  Presidential Portrait University Hall 3580Sharon Gaber: It’s been incredibly exciting and busy. Since March when I was first named, I was able to make the trip to UT a couple of days every few weeks. So when I started on July 1, I felt like I had an initial foundation already established in Toledo. I was somewhat settled at home; I knew small parts of city, I knew where to go get groceries.

A lot of the first few months is meeting all of the people critical to Toledo’s and UT’s success. I’ve been able to engage with faculty and with the Health Science Campus. I’ve met with faculty leaders and student leaders.

Outside of UT, I’ve been able to meet with the mayor, I’ve spent time in Columbus meeting with state officials and I just returned from meeting with our federal leaders in Washington, D.C.

As president I sit on the boards of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Growth Partnership and I’ve been able to engage with both organizations and other members of the business community in conversations about how UT can help advance economic development across the entire region.

What are your priorities as president?

This is an area the Board of Trustees and I spoke about during the interview process and very soon again after I was named. We’re still in the beginning stages of mapping out how we reach our goals, but I do know where I’d like to lead UT.

We’re going to:

1.) Increase enrollment and retention of students at UT and make sure they graduate.

2.) Increase externally funded research and research expenditures, including the recruitment of top-tier faculty to UT.

3.) We’re going to dramatically increase our philanthropic efforts, including a program to encourage all alumni to donate, even if it is $5 or $10 a year. The percentage of alumni who donate to their alma mater is one of the ways U.S. News and World Report ranks colleges. If every alumnus donated what they can manage each year, UT would instantly rise in the rankings.

4.) We’re going to reduce administrative costs. For example, I just merged the External Affairs division into the Advancement division with a single vice president. And I know there are other opportunities for savings we’ll be able to announce in the coming months.

As we achieve each of these goals individually, they will collectively increase UT’s national stature and move The University of Toledo toward greater national prominence.

How do you plan on engaging with the Rocket Nation?

Presidential AnnouncementAt The University of Arkansas I was proud of my reputation for being out and about on campus. I think it’s critically important for University leaders to get outside of the bubble you can sometimes find yourself in with back-to-back administrative meetings. This campus is the professional home of thousands of really intelligent people. I want to speak with them regularly to make sure the University is headed in the right direction.

When I was in Washington, D.C., I attended a gathering of the local alumni chapter. I also had breakfast with students who had summer internships in the nation’s capital. I’m excited to meet with proud Rockets at similar functions all across the nation. I’ve already had several hundred people over to the presidential residence as we begin the process of identifying compelling ideas for UT supporters and philanthropists to help advance UT.

I also now have a Twitter account for the first time in my life. Follow me at the handle @UTPresident. My own children have sold me on social media to stay engaged, particularly with students — and they’ll be the first to tell me if I’m falling behind.

How will you help students succeed at UT?

Student success comes from a number of different pieces fitting together. We need to make sure students are able to access higher education financially. Tuition is frozen for the next two years, representing the 4th and and 5th years since 2007 that UT has frozen tuition. Much of the fundraising in the coming years also will focus on increasing scholarship money available for students.

Additionally, we need to recruit students prepared for a college curriculum. One of the first meetings I had at UT on my first day was with UT success coaches. Success coaches’ work alongside academic advisors to ensure students are getting the assistance they need before a problem becomes an academic crisis. This fall we will identify a director of retention whose job will be to coordinate and champion our student retention efforts.

We also need to continue to advance our online education experiences and the customized degrees we offer that provide college credit for professional experience. More and more of our students are non-traditional — meaning they’re not coming straight out of high school — and we must always be working to adapt to meet their needs.

And while joining student organizations and getting involved on campus also play key roles, the last thing I’ll mention is that student success is the result of great faculty. In the same way we’ll be raising money for scholarships, I’ve called on all of the college deans to look to fundraising to help recruit and retain outstanding faculty and researchers. These are the people that provide our graduates transformative experiences to prepare them for their careers after UT.

Have you noticed that the University of Arkansas is on the football schedule this fall?

You know, that did happen to catch my attention. I had the chance to speak with Coach Matt Campbell recently and I have no doubt the Rockets will be ready for the Razorbacks.

But something else I have witnessed in the short time I’ve been at UT is the prominent role academics play in the UT Athletic Department. As we’ve seen across the nation at other schools, that’s not always the case. Congratulations and bravo to all of UT’s student-athletes, coaches and to Athletic Director Michael O’Brien and his administrative staff for success in the classroom to match success on the field.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

If you see me on campus or in the community, please don’t be shy about saying hello. Toledo has been a wonderful experience for me and the people are far and away the best part. This has been an easy and positive transition because of how kind everyone has been.

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Love Did Weight

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By Patty Gelb

Most people don’t love the thought of getting on the scale to check their weight, especially in a public location. Imagine having a weigh-in at your wedding where the results are displayed on a large screen to your wedding guests. That would be bad enough, but add having this take place on national television for the whole world to see.

Myers Movement cain and tiffUT alumnus, Cain Myers (B.S. in Business Administration and Honors, ‘04) doesn’t have to imagine it. He and his wife, Tiffany, went through this experience as one of the couples on ABC’s special edition “Extreme Weight Loss – Love Can’t Weight” that aired in June.

The show, “Extreme Weight Loss,” is a television program where individuals volunteer to receive training and lifestyle changes in an intense boot camp setting. Season five of the hit series included three special episodes called “Love Can’t Weight” where show hosts and trainers, Chris and Heidi Powell, help three obese couples get in shape, both physically and emotionally, for their weddings.

At the beginning of their show, Cain weighed 357 pounds. Tiffany weighed 260. In an early scene, the couple stands side-by-side looking into a mirror. Tiffany states that she can’t picture them walking down the aisle in their current bodies.

CAINTIFFANY

It wasn’t always this way for the young couple. Although they didn’t know each other in college, they were both physically fit and active. Tiffany grew up in New Jersey and went to Temple University where she played Division One soccer. Cain grew up in Liberty Center, Ohio where he played football and wrestled through high school.

Following high school, Cain chose to go to the University of Toledo. He wanted to venture out and do something a bit different. Most of the kids he knew from high school were going to the local community college or Bowling Green.

“Once I visited the campus of UT and had a look around, I knew I wanted to go there,” Cain said. “The campus was just gorgeous. I was also accepted into the Honors program, which is something that drew me to UT.”

Cain full bodyWhile at UT, Cain was very active. He was in the fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and a member of the wrestling club. He held the title of entertainment director for the Dance Marathon and served on the executive council for Interfraternity Council. He became a member of Darci Ault’s SWAT team educating incoming freshmen on college issues like sexual assault and binge drinking and was very involved in student government, holding the office of vice president.

“Those were some of the best years of my life,” Cain said. “I had so much fun at UT. I lived on campus and tried to get the full experience. I got involved in everything that I could. My years at UT really shaped who I am.”

Following graduation, Cain got a job working at casinos in marketing, sales and promotions. He eventually worked his way to Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas. It was during this time that he had a life-changing introduction made. He met his future wife Tiffany.

The introduction came through Tiffany’s mother who was a travel agent in the casino business. One fateful evening, Cain was at a meeting with Tiffany’s mother in Atlantic City when she pulled out a high school photo of her daughter. She told Cain that he really needed to meet her.

“I told her that I thought I would give her a call, and I did,” said Cain. “Tiffany had just graduated from Temple University and was living in Philadelphia when we started talking. We first met in Philly when I was there on a business trip. I think we talked until the sun came up the following day. She is full of life, unlike anyone I have ever met.”

Eventually Cain was able to move closer to Tiffany, working at Harrah’s Casino (owned by Caesars Entertainment) in Philadelphia as the director of casino marketing. When Cain was offered an opportunity with Harrah’s in New Orleans, Tiffany made the move with him.

The couple was happy and were talking about marriage, but their weight was a concern for both of them. They had gained a combined weight of 150 pounds during their four-year relationship and wanted to make a change.

137046_5446bTiffany’s mother found an ad from “Extreme Weight Loss.” They were looking for couples who wanted to get married, but wanted to take the steps in their lives to lose weight first. To answer the ad, couples were asked to write a letter to the show’s hosts, Chris and Heidi Powell.

Tiffany drafted a message with their story and the couple very quickly received a call to set up a Skype interview. Shortly after the interview, Tiffany and Cain were sent to Denver for two weeks. They underwent medical testing and met the trainers to determine if they would be a good match for the show. Forty people were at the two-week casting and at the end of the two weeks, the group was cut in half. The remaining potential cast members were told to go home, try to begin to lose weight and the show would let them know sometime in the next couple of months if they were cast.

Cain and Tiffany were one of three couple selected for this year’s series, although they didn’t know that at first.

The “Extreme Weight Loss – Love Can’t Weight” episode that starred Cain and Tiffany begins with the backstory of the two and then the surprise by Chris and Heidi Powell coming to New Orleans to tell them they had been chosen to be on the show.

On Kentucky Derby Day Before and After“We knew we were being filmed because we were told that all 20 people who made it through casting were going to have a film crew check on their progress,” Cain said. “They said they wanted to film our diet cheat day at a restaurant. We were legitimately surprised when Chris and Heidi popped out of the kitchen.”

Immediately following the surprise, the couple was taken to a park and told to complete a six-mile run on camera.

“It was so brutal,” Cain said. “I mean that is right up there with one of the hardest things I have ever done. My legs, from my knees to my ankles, were going numb. It was something like 98 degrees that day and something like 100% humidity, so the heat by itself was an issue. Then trying to complete a longer run than we have ever done before; it was rough.”

This was just the first big challenge beginning their six-month experience. The first three months, Cain and Tiffany worked together toward their weight loss goals; but the second half of the show, the couple was separated until the day of their wedding.

before and after honeymoonThe story of Cain and Tiffany’s journey turns into an emotional and touching story of triumph, culminating in a wedding that most couples could only dream of (except for the weigh-in portion). Held at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, the wedding was planned by David Tutera, celebrity wedding planner and bridal fashion designer. The cake was made personally by Jeffery “Duff” Goldman, pastry chef and star of the Food Network show “Ace of Cakes.” Food for the event was made by celebrity chef and cookbook author Rocco DiSpirito.

The final weight loss results the couple were able to achieve should be seen in the context of the show to avoid additional spoilers.

“It is so surreal,” Cain said. “When we started we thought we would lose weight doing this, but there was a lot of unknown. I would sit back at the 90-day mark, and again at the six month mark and just think, ‘Wow.’ When you are really focused on something, it is amazing the results and how quickly the weight came off.”

5K runThe Myers were both indelibly changed by their six-month experience on “Extreme Weight Loss – Love Can’t Wait” and want to pay it forward. They work with individuals or groups that are interested in wellness or making life changes. They connect with fans through social media posting regularly on Facebook and Instagram and email directly with people who reach out to them.

“What we learned along our journey was that it is not necessarily about the diet, exercise or the things that everyone wants to change,” Cain said. “It is really about your mind and finding what it is that is going to make you overcome the obstacles that you face. I feel like the mental side of losing weight, or accomplishing goals for that matter, is ignored constantly. If you really attack that, great things can happen.”

To watch Cain and Tiffany’s full episode of “Extreme Weight Loss – Love Can’t Weight,” click here.

To like their Facebook page and follow their updates, click here.

To visit their website, The Myers Movement, click here.

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Alumnus promotes progeria education

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By Vicki L. Kroll

Kaylee Halko and cone from Ron LoefflerKaylee Halko may look familiar. That’s because she’s helped millions around the world learn about progeria.

In 2009, she was featured on a TLC documentary, “6 Going on 60.” One year later, she won more hearts on Dr. Mehmet Oz’s TV show and then showed her spunk when she questioned Barbara Walters on “20/20.”

These days, the feisty 12-year-old is making folks smile in a commercial for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“We’ve been very careful about what shows we’ve done,” Tim Halko (UTCTC ’95), her dad, said. “We’ve stuck with respected shows that are educational.”

Kaylee’s star power is so bright, it’s easy to forget that she has the rare, rapid-aging disease.

“She’s always hamming it up,” Marla Halko, her mom, said. “Kaylee isn’t shy at all. She loves telling jokes and making people laugh.”

That sense of humor and bold spirit have helped her parents and brothers — TJ, 17, Brendan, 15, and Jacob, 14 — and family and friends cope.

When Kaylee was diagnosed with progeria in 2006, there were just 12 children in the nation with the genetic condition.

“Doctors at the University of Michigan basically told us to take her home and enjoy our time with her,” Tim recalled.

He and Marla learned about the Progeria Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Peabody, Mass., dedicated to finding a cure for the disease.

“We didn’t want to sit around and do nothing, so we got involved and started raising funds for the drug trial,” he said.

For eight years, Tim and Marla organized Kaylee’s Course, a run and walk in Monclova, Ohio. Silent auctions and raffles at the event helped raise more than $350,000.

“When we used to do the walk, a lot of people I worked with at The University of Toledo came out, and a lot of them worked at the walk and helped at the event,” Tim said. “And friends I made while going to school at UT came out, too.”

Tim joined the Medical University of Ohio Accounting Department as an accountant in 2006. After MUO merged with UT, he worked at his alma mater as accounting manager until 2008.

These days he is the controller at BX Solutions, a logistics transportation company in Swanton, Ohio. And Kaylee will start sixth grade at Eastwood Middle School in August.

“She’s on the dance team now for the Edge Dance Complex in Perrysburg,” Marla said. “And she’s excited: This year she’s going to do a solo in competition.”

Kaylee also is one of 67 children in the world who are part of another drug trial. There are 125 children with progeria in 43 countries, according to Audrey Gordon, president and executive director of the Progeria Research Foundation.

“In just over 15 years, the Progeria Research Foundation has realized remarkable accomplishments: the 2003 discovery of the cause of progeria, the first progeria drug trial in 2007, and the historic 2012 and 2014 discoveries that the drug lonafarnib is giving the children stronger hearts and longer lives,” Gordon said. “The Progeria Research Foundation has journeyed from total obscurity of this ultra-rare disease to worldwide recognition and a treatment, all in a remarkably short period of time.”

She added that scientists have made a connection between progeria, heart disease and normal aging.

“Finding a cure for one of the rarest diseases on earth may also help millions of adults who suffer from heart disease and the entire aging population,” Gordon said. “We could not accomplish all of these milestones without the support of our dedicated donors, families and volunteers.”

Kaylee and Tim HalkoTo help continue that effort, the Halkos held a fundraiser on Aug. 12, at Freeze Daddy’s, 8060 Monclova Road, Monclova. 10 percent of all sales went to the Progeria Research Foundation, according to Ron Loeffler, owner of the ice cream shop.

“Our biggest fundraiser is people donating to the containers we have out,” Loeffler said. “Last year we raised $2,100.”

Another hot item on Freeze Daddy’s menu: the Kaylee cone. Loeffler said he tracks 10 percent of sales of the kid-sized treat during the year and makes an annual donation to the Progeria Research Foundation.

“Kaylee is quite the character,” Loeffler said and laughed. “My wife, Teri, and I have a special spot in our hearts for the family. We just really want to help them out and help the foundation find a cure.”

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A Beautiful Day for Art on the Mall 2015

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Sunny skies and moderate temperatures enveloped the University of Toledo’s beautiful Centennial Mall and set the scene for the Alumni Association’s Art on the Mall 2015 on July 26. A crowd of more than 12,000 people visited the booths of more than 100 artists who were admitted to the juried art show. Other popular spots included the young artists area, the entertainment stage and the beer garden. Juried by the Dayton Institute of Art, prizes were handed out to the following artists:

Best of Show

Michael H. Kersey

1st Place

Mark Wagar

1st Place

Mike Kozumplik

2nd Place

Amy Valiquette-Schultz

2nd Place

Tom Marino

3rd Place

Kimberly Arden

3rd Place

Kati Kleimola

Purchase Award

James Kramer

Art on the Mall’s presenting sponsors are The Blade, Buckeye CableSystem and Huntington.

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Class Notes

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Please Submit Your Class Notes to: Amanda.Schwartz@utoledo.edu

’50’s

Shel Glass (Pharm ’58) visited UT’s Main Campus when he returned to attend his 50th reunion in 2008. Glass was impressed with the Field House, which reminded him of the many times when he would avoid the bad weather by walking from Dowd Hall around to White, running past McKinnon and through the back door of the Field House, staying behind the grandstands and then through the steam tunnel to the second floor. He would then come out the opposite of the lecture hall and then walk up to the pharmacy department on the fourth floor!

’60’s
Smith Doug Smith (Ed ’67, MA ’72) has been named interim vice president for institutional advancement at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, located in Terre Haute, Ind. Smith will oversee all fundraising and alumni relations activities for the institute.
Larry Rochelle (Ed ’62, Ed Spec ’80) released a new Palmer Morel Mystery, Outlaw, which focuses on President Obama’s opening of trade with Cuba. Anti-Castro forces and the CIA try to use Palmer Morel as a patsy in the attempt to stop Obama. Set in Miami and Orlando, the plot uses the Citrus Bowl Parade in Orlando as the scene for the final, explosive climax. Rochelle
Walt Churchill**Walt Churchill (Bus ’66) recently donated $500,000 to upgrade the running track at Perrysburg High School, located in Perrysburg, Ohio. The new track will be named the Walt Churchill Track. Churchill is very active in the Northwest Ohio community, owning two locations of Walt Churchill’s Market. Walt is an avid runner, including running the Boston Marathon 22 years in a row and running for the Marine Corps Reserve. He is also one of the founders of the Toledo Roadrunners Club, which started the Glass City Marathon in 1971. Churchill’s Half Marathon, named after Walt, is the second oldest race in Ohio and is one of the oldest half marathons in the country. This half marathon will have its 48th running this November.
’70’s
Diane Terry (Ed ’72, MEd ’92) recently visited Genoa Elementary School, located in Genoa, Ohio. Terry attended Genoa schools as a child and taught at the schools as an adult. She was excited to return as a guest author and tell the children true-life tales about undersea creatures from her book, “Sweetlips.” Terry
John McGara (MBA ’75) is the new general manager of TECT Power in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. McGara will provide site leadership which includes all operating activity. TECT Power also has locations in Cleveland, Ohio, Thomasville, Ga., Utica, N.Y., and Wichita, Kan. McGara
’80’s

Grant Aungst (Univ Coll ’89, MEd ’92) was named Brunswick, Ohio’s new director of community and economic development. One of his primary responsibilities will be to sell the city of Brunswick to new businesses.

Ann Buchele (Ed ’84, MEd ’89) is the new vice president of academic affairs and workforce development for Linn-Benton Community College, located in Albany, Ore. Buchele served for 12 years as a faculty member before moving into various administration roles.

Cathleen Nelson (MBA ’82) was selected as a new member for the Wood County, Ohio health board. Nelson is retired after serving as an administrator of Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and president and CEO of United Health partnership, a network of 16 regional hospitals.

Mike Scott (Bus ’88) is now the city administrator of Rossford, Ohio. Scott was previously the mayor during his 23-year career with the city. Scott is a founder of the Wood County Port Authority, and helped bring the world headquarters of Owens-Illinois Inc. to the area.

’90’s
Burmeister Chris Burmeister (UTCTC ’96) was recognized as the 2015 Sidney, Ohio Police Officer of the Year. Burmeister was hired by the city of Sidney as a part-time dispatcher in 1996 and was hired in 1998 as a full-time police officer for the city.
Jerry C. Stollings (Law ’99) was sworn in as the new juvenile court administrator for Williams County in Ohio. Stollings will lead the juvenile courts family intervention court process and reclaiming futures initiative. Stollings

James Bechtolt (Univ Coll ‘99) is currently a Detective Sergeant with the Miami University Police Department and he has just graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University. Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio.

Chris Scheel (Univ Coll ’97) has been promoted to the position of general manager of Paccar Parts Australia. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.

Ted Haselman (Ed ’97) was appointed to the position of superintendent of the Pike-Delta-York school district. He served as the principal of Swanton Middle School for the past five years.

Angeline Lee (A/S ’98, MA ’10) is a new staff member in the economic development department of the city of Toledo.

’00’s
Hall Breanne R. Hall (Bus ’04) is the coach of the first women’s golf program in Arden, N.C. The Cliffs Clubs, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove Community and the University of North Carolina at Asheville have teamed up to create the university’s first women’s golf program. The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, will serve as a primary practice facility for the team.

Tom Dimit (Law ’04) and Theresa Carroll started a food truck serving handcrafted pies. The food truck, Tasteful Trolley, is based in Sylvania, Ohio, but they also take it to festivals and farmers markets.

’10’s
Sari Cattoni (MHHS ’10) has been hired as a part of the SwimEx Inc. sales team. Cattoni will be teaching consumers about the advantages of owning a SwimEx and health benefits of aquatic fitness and therapy. She was a college-level swimmer, and has experience with athletic training and aquatic therapy. Cattoni
Faculty, staff & friends

Ryne Krock (current UT student) was named as president and chief executive officer of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corp. Krock will receive his bachelor’s degree in political science from UT in 2015.

Erin Swedish (current UT student in psychology) has accepted a post-doctoral fellowship position at Harvard’s Dana Garber Cancer Institute, located in Boston, Mass.

Chandrima Bhattacharya (current UT student in psychology) accepted a faculty position at Palm Beach Atlantic University, located in West Palm Beach, Fla. This is a tenure-track assistant professor position in cognitive psychology.

Meredith Claycomb (current UT student in psychology) recently published on her research on posttraumatic stress disorder and rumination. Her research paper was published in the journal, Plos One.

Monica Rohrabaugh (current UT student in psychology) recently received an award for her paper presentation at the American-Psychology and Law Society annual conference held in San Diego, Calif. She was competitively awarded the Outstanding Student Presentation in Novel-Topic Research award for her paper which focused on children’s memory for conversation.

Births and Marriages

Doug Giere (A/S ’08, Ed ’08) and Stephanie Ruhenkamp were married on May 22, 2015 in the St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, Ohio. Stephanie is employed by Celina Insurance Group and Doug is employed by Versailles Exempted Village Schools.

athey Joshua Jeffrey Athey (Bus ’04) and Lisa Danielle Hix announced their engagement and upcoming marriage on August 15, 2015 in Troy, Ohio. Lisa teaches pre-kindergarten in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg N.C. school system and Joshua is a credit analyst at Wells Fargo Bank. The couple resides in Charlotte, N.C.

Lauren Jayne Maidon (Bus ’12) and Scott Andrew Goedde (Eng ’13) are planning a wedding at Christ the King Catholic Church in Nashville, Tenn. on September 19, 2015. Lauren is a certified public accountant and is employed as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and Scott is an estimator for Drees Homes. The couples resides in Nashville, Tenn.

Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Dr. David Ager, Raleigh, N.C. at 62. He was a member of the UT faculty in the 1980s.

Robert F. Mitro, Toledo at 79. He volunteered with the Satellites Auxiliary from 2003 to 2010.

James A. Metzger, Perrysburg, Ohio at 83. He joined the MCO staff as a building operator in 1985 and retired in 1995.

Ronald D. Raitt, Toledo at 83. Raitt joined the College of Law as an assistant professor in 1966. He was promoted to associate professor in 1969 and a few years later to professor. He served as assistant dean and director of admissions programs in the College of Law. Raitt published articles on evidence and product liability law and was the co-author of “Evidence, Cases and Problems.” He received the University’s Outstanding Teacher Award in 1997 and law classes from 1990, 1993, 1995, and 1997 named him Outstanding Teacher in the College. He retired in 2002.

Thomas I. Webb Jr., Toledo at 66. He served on the MCO Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2005. He was a partner in the Toledo law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick.

**Betty Brockbrader, Toledo at 82.

*Randal Digby, Ida, Mich. at 58.

30’s

Dr. Fred Hartman (A/S ’37), Worthington, Ohio at 100.

40’s

Gloria Ziton (Bus ’48), Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Nathan Schwartz (Bus ’40), Toledo at 96.

Rev. Howard Barks (Ed ’43), at 95.

**Dr. George Spaulding (Bus ’42), Mount Pleasant, S.C. at 95.

50’s

Dr. Duane Hall (MA ’51), Temecula, Calif. at 67.

Dean Bolton (UTCTC ’51), Temperance, Mich. at 90.

*Dale Bolton (Eng ’50), Mount Penn, Pa. at 91.

*Edward Wilusz (MEd ’52), Toledo at 86.

Leland Monroe (Eng ’52), Chester, Conn. at 88.

Jack Dotson (Eng ’51), Yorba Linda, Calif. at 80.

*Edward Tucholski (Ed ’58), Rossford, Ohio at 82.

60’s

John Erhard (Ed ’69), at 68.

**W. Black (Bus ’60), Ashville, Ohio at 78.

*Thomas Belegrin (UTCTC ’65), Toledo at 73.

John Mermer (Bus ’60), Perrysburg, Ohio at 81.

**Walter Wollenbecker (Bus ’68), Astoria, Ore.

Walter Harrah (A/S ’62), Louisville, Ky. at 65.

Dr. Peter Reeme (Pharm ’65), Cincinnati, Ohio.

70’s

Stephanie McKnight (MA ’79), Benicia, Calif. at 58.

Eric Arendt (Eng ’79, MEng ’81), Maryville, Tenn. at 62.

Robert McBride (MS ’74), Brighton, Colo. at 61.

**David Emrick (Bus ’71), Perrysburg, Ohio at 68.

John May (A/S ’77), Toledo at 64.

Terri Weintraub (A/S ’72), Tierra Verde, Fla. at 64.

James Keller (A/S ’76), Toledo at 67.

David Dussel (A/S ’75), at 65.

Richard Clement (Ed ’71), Toledo at 68.

Sharon Strong Stolberg (Ed ’71), Little River, S.C. at 83.

Temora Barnes Harris (MEd ’77), Toledo at 90.

**Dr. Paul Wieber (PhD ’73), Silver Springs, Md. at 78.

80’s

Margaret Crouch (UTCTC ’87), Toledo at 85.

Mary Menendez (A/S ’88, MA ’90), Perrysburg, Ohio at 54.

Kenneth Bishop (Ed Spec ’80), Sarasota, Fla. at 79.

Marcia Krisher (MA ’80), Toledo at 68.

90’s

Mary Skeldon (Univ Coll ’95), Toledo at 63.

00’s

Dr. Abraham Traub (RES ’06), Longmeadow, Mass. at 55.

Visalakshi Veerappan (Law ’05), Hudson, Ohio at 34.

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