Class Notes

April 28th, 2016 Posted in Class Notes

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’70’s

*Randy Schafer (Ed ’75) was inducted into the Varsity ‘T’ Hall of Fame at The University of Toledo. Schafer won four letters in baseball at UT from 1972 to 1975, earning first-team All Mid-American Conference and team MVP honors as a designated hitter in 1975. He went on to play professionally in the Montreal Expos and Detroit Tigers farm systems until 1981.

Dr. Rick Markoff (PhD ’78) officially retired on December 31, 2015 from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The past 15 years he has served as executive vice president of the Simon Youth Foundation; visiting senior advisor to the chancellor of IUPUI, and founding president of the Damar Foundation. He is currently serving a two-year appointment as chair of the Indiana University School of Nursing Advisory Board. Rick and his wife Beverly Markoff (Ed ’71) recently built a home in Carmel, Ind. Beverly will continue to operate her award-winning business, Beverly Markoff Interiors, LLC, at the Indiana Design Center. markoff
**Roy V. Armes (Eng ’75) announced that he will retire on August 31, 2016 from his position of chairman, chief executive officer and president of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. Roy_Armes
’80’s

**Steven L. Root (Eng ’85) was recognized by the Toledo Section of IEEE as the 2015 Engineer of the Year. Root was identified for his service to the Toledo Section as a member of its executive committee for the past 18 years. He is employed as a project design supervisor for American Electric Power and is located in the Tiffin, Ohio service center.

Heringhaus **The Hon. Pamela A. Kaufman Heringhaus (Law ’81), magistrate in the Wood County Common Pleas Court, has been elected president of the Ohio Association of Magistrates.

Kathleen Phipps (A/S ’89) is the new media director for the Elida school district in Ohio.

Dr. Martino Harmon (Bus ’87, Med ’98, PhD ’13) was selected as Iowa State University’s next senior vice president for student affairs. Harmon was formerly the associate vice president for student affairs at ISU. He previously served at Cincinnati State Community College, Rhodes State College, Washatenaw Community College and The University of Toledo.

Michael McAlear (Bus ’82, MBA ’90) is a new member of the Owens Community College board of trustees. Owens Community College is located in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Doug McCartney (Univ Coll ’82, Med ’84) has been elected president of the Consortium of College and University Media Centers. He will host the 2016 CCUMC Conference in San Antonio, Texas, this November.

Jeff Wojtkowiak (UTCTC ’87) has been appointed vice president of operations for Kroger’s Atlanta division. He joined Kroger in 1981 as a utility clerk in Toledo and has held several leadership positions, including his most recent role as vice president of operations for Kroger’s Columbus division. wojtkowiak

*Mark Sobczak (Univ Coll ’80) is the new chief of staff for Mayor Hicks-Hudson in Toledo. He was promoted from his position of chief operating officer.

’90’s

Rogelio Flores (Univ Coll ’91) and his wife, Flavia Flores, introduced their Brazilian cheese bread, P*DE*Q, to Northwest Ohio and Southwest Michigan via the Costco store in Perrysburg, Ohio. Their tapioca-based cheese bread has a unique texture: crispy on the outside, warm and spongy on the inside. Their retail store and manufacturing facility is located in Fresno, Calif.

Adinolfi 2011 Karen Adinolfi (A/S ’92) was elected to chair the board of trustees of the Akron Blind Center, located in Akron, Ohio. Adinolfi is a partner at the law firm of Roetzel & Andress LPA and focuses her practice on labor and employment litigation, regulatory compliance, and union matters.

*Gino Torio (Eng ’98, MEng ’06) has been named vice president of sales and engineering for AMG Industries in Mount Vernon, Ohio. AMG Industries is a highly diversified metals fabricator that supplies product to automotive original equipment manufacturers.

’00’s
Dr. Eric W. Fulcomer (PhD ’03) has been named president of Rockford University, effective July 1, 2016. Rockford University, founded in 1847, is a private American liberal arts college in Rockford, Illinois. The Rockford University Eric Fulcomer_ Ph_D

Ryan J. Thompson (Bus ’03) has joined Signature Bank, N.A. as vice president in the client development group. Signature Bank is located in Toledo.

Shelly Musshel Kennedy (Law ’05), a staff attorney to James D. Jensen at the Sixth District Court of Appeals in Toledo, was recently elected to a two-year term to the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) Council of Delegates. The council is one of the two major governing bodies of the Ohio State Bar Association. Kennedy was chosen to chair the OSBA’s Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee.

Maureen O’Connell (MA ’09) was named BCSN teacher of the month in January 2016. O’Connell teaches American studies, sociology and social psychology at Waite High School in Toledo.

Faculty, staff & friends
Hamann Michael Hamann (former UT student) was twice drafted by professional baseball teams. Hamann was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 2009, played baseball on scholarship at UT and was then drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2012.
Births and Marriages
Isaac Weber (Eng ’12) and Leslie Harris were married on March 19 in the Archbold Evangelical Church in Archbold, Ohio. weber
Robinson Bradyn Robinson (Ed ’12) and Morgan Kernodle announced their engagement and plan to wed on July 30, 2016 in Burlington, N.C. Robinson is a seventh grade science teacher and coach at Turrentine Middle School in Burlington and Kernodle is a sixth grade language arts teacher at the same school.
Danielle Michele Owens (A/S ’10, MHHS ’12) and Matthew Thomas Daugherty exchanged vows on April 23, 2016. Owens is employed at Applewood Centers in Elyria, Ohio and Newleaf Counseling in Avon, Ohio and Daugherty is employed at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. owens
Schild Ryan Schild (Bus ’11) and Katie Duffey, of Norwalk, Ohio, will marry on May 14, 2016 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Norwalk. Schild is a sales representative for Fastenal in Elyria, Ohio and Duffey is a kindergarten teacher at St. Francis Xavier School in Willard, Ohio.

Abigail Barger (HHS ’13) and Daniel Beauch announced their engagement. A June 11, 2016 wedding is planned.

*Emily Ann Miller (HS ’15) and Benjamin Noah Ray Renwand announced their engagement and will be married on July 9, 2016. MILLER
Beck Valarie Christine Beck (Ed ’11) and Lucas David Johnson are engaged and planning a June 18, 2016 wedding at The Chapel in Sandusky, Ohio. Beck is employed as a service coordinator/home visitor with the Huron County Help Me Grow program and Johnson is employed as a conductor for Norfolk Southern.
Andrew Pleiman (Eng ’07) and Abby Frilling were married in February 2016 in the St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, Ohio. Pleiman
Paiz *Dr. Joshua M. Paiz (A/S ’09, MA ’11) and Bin Hu were married in a civil ceremony on January 7, 2016 in Rockville, Md. Paiz is a language lecturer in the writing program of NYU Shanghai and Hu is a software engineer for Hughes Communications in Gaithersburg, Md.
Scott Braddock (Eng ’05, MEng ’08) and Summer Reinke announced their engagement and will be married on October 15, 2016 at the Club at Hillbrook in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Braddock-
Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Andrew E. Anderson, Toledo at 95. Former law instructor at UT.

Dr. Hubert E. Appert, Toledo at 86. Appert taught at MCO for three decades. He joined the faculty in 1973 as an associate professor of research and physiology. In 1993, he was named professor of surgery and physiology, and retired in 2003.

Barbara M. (McGough) Rauhut, Walbridge, Ohio at 76. She was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary who volunteered in pastoral care.

Christine A. (Singlar) Sanchez (Bus ’88), Walbridge, Ohio at 50. She was a registered nurse at the UT Medical Center from 2007 to 2011.

Barbara Ann St. John (Ed ’58, Med ’60, PhD ’73), Toledo at 79. She was a former instructor at the University from 1994 to 2002.

Irene Alise Briga (A/S ’79, MA ’89), Maumee, Ohio. She worked in the UT Bookstore until her retirement in 1989.

Lois E. Driver (Ed ’61), Toledo at 82. A former cashier at UT.

**Robert Lunbeck (att. 1948), Chilmark, Ma. at 88.

40’s

Dorothy Jadlocki (A/S ’48), Bowling Green, Ohio at 94.

Marian Phipps (Ed ’48), Oregon, Ohio at 90.

50’s

Ervin Monday (Bus ’51), Whitesburg, Tenn. at 89.

Joseph Swantack (Bus ’55), Toledo at 87.

Bernard Crossen (Bus ’51), Toledo at 90.

Maryann Pakulski (Med ’58, Ed Spec ’86), Toledo at 78.

Otto Beckhoff (A/S ’56), Williamsburg, Va. at 82.

Eugene Weaver (Bus ’54), Dearborn Heights, Mich. at 84.

Frank Erme (MEd ’56), Toledo at 87.

Edgar Cann (Bus ’50), Toledo at 90.

60’s

**Jerry Finch (Eng ’62), Maumee, Ohio at 84.

Susan Powder (Ed ’63), Toledo at 74.

Beverly Case (Ed ’68, Med ’85), Toledo at 69.

**Rita Gibson (Ed ’69, Med ’85), Waterville, Ohio at 80.

Pauline English (Med ’69), Toledo at 96.

70’s

**Jay Mertz (Univ Coll ’78), Grosse Ile, Mich. at 60.

*David White (Bus ’70), Sylvania, Ohio at 69.

Gary Taynor (A/S ’76), Toledo at 68.

Willa Johnson (UTCTC ’73), Toledo at 84.

David Nirschl (UTCTC ’76, A/S ’80), Rossford, Ohio at 67.

Dr. Leonard Collier (RES ’70), St. Petersburg, Fla. at 79.

*Amos Clay (Med ’75), Toledo at 81.

Daniel Brimmer (UTCTC ’72), Toledo at 77.

*Patrick Laughlin (Eng ’76), Perrysburg, Ohio at 67.

80’s

Dr. Mark Storey (Bus ’81, A/S ’81, MED ’89), Pittsburgh, Pa. at 58.

Thomas Maher (Univ Coll ’82), Champlain, N.Y. at 66.

Catherine Smith (Med ’89, Ed Spec ’97), Toledo at 57.

Douglas Perry (UTCTC ’80), Sylvania, Ohio at 57.

Dean Myers (UTCTC ’87), Summertown, Tenn. at 52.

Barbara Smith (UTCTC ’86, UTCTC ’99), Toledo at 57.

Annette Nolan (Ed ’83), Westlake, Ohio at 57.

90’s

Margaret Lawless (Med ’97), Sylvania, Ohio at 54.

Eric Hill (A/S ’97), Toledo at 44.

Eric Pflegharr (UTCTC ’92), Toledo at 61.

00’s

Rhonda Slomkowski (Ed ’06), Lambertville, Mich. at 48.

Anthony Siciliano (Law ’00), Columbus, Ohio at 43.

 

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