Behind the scenes of Art on the Mall

July 14th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in From Our Alumni

By Vicki L. Kroll

2016 Art on the Mall PosterIn the pre-dawn hours of the last Sunday in July, the silence on UT’s Centennial Mall is broken: “Y’all ready for this?” rapper Ray Slijngaard of 2 Unlimited asks as the synthesizer-driven psych-up song “Get Ready For This” blares near the Student Union.

“We have a little playlist — Amanda Schwartz in our office puts together a mixture of ’80s jock jam-type/pump-you-up dance music,” Ansley Abrams-Frederick, director of alumni programming, said. “We’re in the bus loop and its pitch black, and we’re playing music and dancing and getting into the spirit of things. Everybody’s in a really good mood; we’re all looking forward to Art on the Mall.”

“Everybody jump, jump, jump, jump,” DJ Kool encourages in “Let Me Clear My Throat.”

“Since we get to campus at 5 a.m., I try to find some music that will wake us up,” Schwartz, associate director of alumni relations, said. “I also start that day with a Monster energy drink.”

C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat” is up next.

Art on the Mall“Oh boy, there have been some hot ones,” Abrams-Frederick recalled. “In fact, we were joking about it. Sometimes we bring a change of clothes to freshen up a bit and change.

“I’d take the heat over rain any day of the week; the rain is a killer. We always want to have a beautiful day.”

Here’s to a sun-filled forecast for this year’s event on Sunday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Centennial Mall. The 2016 Art on the Mall is sponsored by The Blade, Huntington, 13 ABC, Buckeye Broadband, 101.5 The River and Homewood Press.

It all began more than two decades ago when participation in the UT Hole-in-One Tournament fell off. Mary Bell, former UT Alumni Association trustee, suggested replacing the golf event with an art fair that would bring graduates and community members to the University’s gorgeous grounds. She aced it.

Art on the Mall“We are very fortunate. Many alumni associations around the country are looking for a signature event that draws a large number of alumni and friends back to campus, and ours is now in its 24th year,” Dan Saevig, UT associate vice president of alumni relations, said. “Art on the Mall brings people onto our beautiful campus, in many cases, for the first time since graduation, and showcases the work of our artists, most of whom have ties to the University.”

More than 12,000 annually frequent the juried art fair, where an average of 110 artists set up booths.

“Centennial Mall is transformed for Art on the Mall: It’s got music floating in the air, the food smells great, you’ve got all these tents, and the people are excited, kids and families, older people — it’s a very welcoming atmosphere,” Abrams-Frederick said.

Art on the Mall“We invite everybody to come back. You don’t have to buy anything. Lay in the grass; people watch. It’s an awesome place to people watch, and I think event guests know that and they come back each year. They can park for free; plus, there is no admission fee, so they have more money to spend at the show if they want to — there are a lot of positives.”

And Abrams-Frederick would know: She has helped with The University of Toledo’s marquee event since 2003 and overseen it since 2008.

Each year, her work on the show begins in January. That’s when artist applications become available through April, and sponsorship development starts.

“Initially, it’s a two-person job,” Abrams-Frederick, a 1992 graduate of the UT College of Arts and Sciences, said. “I couldn’t do this without the assistance of Shirley Grzecki, events coordinator, who keeps all of the artist information organized.”

Art on the MallAs the artful day draws near, co-workers in the Alumni Relations Office get in on the action, and more than 150 volunteers help make it all happen.

“The volunteers do a really nice job for us,” Abrams-Frederick said. “Pop sellers, shuttle drivers on golf carts, greeters who stand at each mall entrance and hand out programs and answer questions, artist relief — they walk around and talk to artists, pass out water, they’ll sit at their booth for them if they want to take a break, get something to eat, use the restroom or even get inside a little bit. In the children’s area, we have volunteers who will help the kids with activities, blow up balloons, and face painting. We have event setup and teardown. And we have volunteers checking IDs and serving beer in the beer garden.”

“I’ve been helping with Art on the Mall for 10 years,” Sally Berglund, administrative secretary with the UT Foundation and 1990 graduate of the former Community and Technical College, said. “I usually am a greeter or artist relief. It’s great to see all the things that people create.”

Art on the Mall“The diversity of the artists and the attractiveness of UT’s beautiful campus are some of the things that make this event so special,” Marcus L. Sneed, associate director of alumni relations, said. This summer will be the eighth time the 2007 alumnus of the College of Business and Innovation will pitch in.

Overseeing the event has its perks.

“You get to see the latest, greatest creations that the artists came up with this year. In the jury process, you’ll see images come through and notice new techniques,” Abrams-Frederick said. “And they do change: The artists have a new process that they’re trying, or they have a new theme, different color scheme. It’s really cool to see the differences over the years.”

What has she learned from running the show?

Ansley Abrams-Frederick, director of alumni programming, has helped with Art on the Mall since 2003 and overseen the summer favorite since 2008.

Ansley Abrams-Frederick, director of alumni programming, has helped with Art on the Mall since 2003 and overseen the summer favorite since 2008.

“Events are fun because they change all the time. You can do the same event 10 times, and you will have different results, experiences and outcomes,” Abrams-Frederick said. “People make up a big part of that — different personalities, people’s ideas or expectations might not be the same, so there are always changes. And the one thing that it continually reminds me: You have to be able to roll with it. Everything is fluid.

“Centennial Mall is a living, breathing thing, and it changes — the location, the land, the shrubbery — it all changes from year to year,” she said, adding that construction projects also can pose challenges.

Art on the Mall“The nice thing is: We work with great people on campus — Facilities, Grounds, Student Union staff — who are trying hard to put our best face forward. They all have this feeling that this is an important event; that we’re bringing in a lot of people from the community to campus, we all need to work together.”

“Without the efforts of our sponsors, volunteers and so many UT staffers, a major undertaking like this would not be possible,” Saevig said. “The way the Toledo community responds to Art on the Mall each year is truly special.”

“It’s just an adrenalin rush; it’s a long day, but it’s an awesome day. And after it’s all done, we’ve been known to actually dance in the office,” Abrams-Frederick said then laughed.

Cue up Tag Team’s “Whoomp! (There It Is)”: “Party people!”

Art on the Mall Art on the Mall hanging pieces by Dan

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Art full presidential residence showcases works by UT faculty, alumni

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By Vicki L. Kroll

“Sulphur” (yellow) and “Saint-Cyr-su-Mer” (blue), ceramic raku-fired, by Karen Roderick-Lingeman, UT senior lecturer of art

“Sulphur” (yellow) and “Saint-Cyr-su-Mer” (blue), ceramic raku-fired, by Karen Roderick-Lingeman, UT senior lecturer of art

Guests to the UT president’s house on Forestvale Road in Ottawa Hills see two large, ceramic bowls atop stately pedestals and two mixed-media pieces on the wall in the entryway.

All four works beckon for a closer look.

“Sulphur,” which is yellow, and “Saint-Cyr-su-Mer,” which is blue, were raku-fired by Karen Roderick-Lingeman, senior lecturer in the UT Art Department.

“My travels greatly influence my artwork,” she said. ‘The impressions and stories that inspire my artwork are as much a part of the artwork as the physical piece itself.”

“Transformational Strategy” features beeswax, thread, pearls and Bougainvillea, and “Elemental Connections” was created with found objects by Deb A. Davis, director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Letters.

“Transformational Strategy,” mixed-media encaustic, beeswax, thread, pearls, Bougainvillea, and “Elemental Connections,” found objects, mixed-media encaustic, by Deb A. Davis, director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts

“Transformational Strategy,” mixed-media encaustic, beeswax, thread, pearls, Bougainvillea, and “Elemental Connections,” found objects, mixed-media encaustic, by Deb A. Davis, director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts

“These are encaustics, or hot wax painting,” Davis said. “For me, working with wax and these disparate items is a puzzle. The puzzle combines the visual approach to creating work, while finding a way to integrate seemingly unrelated items.”

Davis and Barbara WF Miner, UT professor and chair of art, put together “The Presidential Collection: Creating a Visual Presence — Promoting Excellence.”

“This exhibition is about making a mark with the visual arts at UT and promoting the quality of our faculty, students and alumni,” Davis said.

Art in President Gaber's House created by UT Alumni and Faculty.

Untitled by Britney Gerthay, alumna

It was Matt Schroeder, UT chief of staff, and Vern Snyder, retired UT vice president for institutional advancement, who suggested showcasing creations by University faculty and alumni.

UT President Sharon L. Gaber loved the idea.

“The presidential home is the perfect place to shine a spotlight on creations by artists with UT connections,” Gaber said. “Being surrounded by such an amazing array of work is inspiring. And the art is always a focal point, generating conversations among guests.

“I’m proud to present this collection of fine artwork to everyone who visits the residence.”

A variety of media, techniques and conceptual approaches are seen in the nearly 40 works at the house.

“guilding the lily four,” wood wedge, tacks, freshwater pearls, glass trade beads, brass tacks, organdy fabric, by Barbara WF Miner, UT professor and chair of art

“guilding the lily four,” wood wedge, tacks, freshwater pearls, glass trade beads, brass tacks, organdy fabric, by Barbara WF Miner, UT professor and chair of art

Davis and Miner worked with Amanda Costell, UT interior designer, to select pieces and installation locations.

“It is an honor to place artworks in the president’s home, where community dignitaries, donors and alumni are able to see them and, hopefully, mention the caliber of what they saw,” Davis said. “It provides us with a mini-museum setting to express ourselves and impress others.”

“I can tell you that the alumni and faculty whose work is included in ‘The Presidential Collection’ have proudly put that line on their resumés,” Miner added.

“Both the 2D and 3D faculty and alumni pieces look amazing in their locations within the house and add so much dimension and character to the space,” Costell said.

Take Timothy A. Stover’s “Vacant,” for example. Assembled from shards, the amber glass vessel shines in the bay window of the dining room.

Untitled by Britney Gerthay, alumna; “Nesaga Mythology,” mixed media, by Daniel Hernandez, UT assistant professor of art; Untitled by Sai Sinbondit, alumnus

Untitled by Britney Gerthay, alumna; “Nesaga Mythology,” mixed media, by Daniel Hernandez, UT assistant professor of art; Untitled by Sai Sinbondit, alumnus

“This work explores the dichotomy between the imperfections of the fragments and the beauty that is achieved by restoring them,” Stover, who received a bachelor of fine arts degree in 2006 from UT, said. “The breaks undulate and refract light in ways that can’t be duplicated by hand or machine.”

Other eye-catchers in the dining room are delightfully colorful dishes by Julie (Jules) Webster. The delicate pieces are in a lit curio cabinet.

“I often paint what I see out my studio windows, hence the azaleas, hostas, hummingbirds depicted on the pottery,” said the 2007 UT alumna who has participated in the University’s Art on the Mall. “Life can be heavy at times. I hope my work brings each viewer a little moment of simple joy and a feeling of whimsy.”

“Vacant,” glass, by Timothy A. Stover, alumnus

“Vacant,” glass, by Timothy A. Stover, alumnus

A playful mixed-media work by Daniel Hernandez, UT assistant professor of art, hangs in the hallway. “Nesaga Mythology” combines religious, mythological and pop culture images, blurring boundaries and questioning iconography and devotion.

“My work isn’t intended to be religious or realistically military; it is playing at both of these aspects,” he said. “I like stacking scenes, relating to video game levels and the design of religious artifacts telling stories.”

Much can be read into Miner’s sculptural piece, “gilding the lily one,” which was created from a discarded wedge of wood, 10-karat gold leaf and hundreds of tacks.

“I am fascinated by what we, society, consider precious and what we easily discard,” Miner said. “I like to work at the edge of ideas; how do these materials work together? What does it mean to reclaim materials? How can beauty be retrieved from forgotten objects? Why do we decide that one material, one person, one idea is more valuable than another?

Oval Plate With Hosta Leaves and Red Foliage, by Julie “Jules” Webster, alumna

Oval Plate With Hosta Leaves and Red Foliage, by Julie “Jules” Webster, alumna

“I try to highlight those considerations in this piece as I adorn and encrust the surface of the wood with embellishment to connote importance and perhaps even reverence for the forgotten.”

In the main room, Deborah Orloff’s “Holzwege 16 and 17” offer dreamy locales to disappear into.

“I combine multiple images digitally to create surreal, new spaces where one photograph fades into the next,” the UT professor of art said. “These invented landscapes function as metaphors for the universal experience we all have inevitably, when our lives suddenly change; just when you think you know where you’re going, unexpected circumstances dictate a change of plans.

“Holzwege 16,” digital montage, giclee, by Deborah Orloff, UT professor of art

“Holzwege 16,” digital montage, giclee, by Deborah Orloff, UT professor of art

“Ultimately, the images are meant to be ethereal and optimistic, conveying the sense of wonder that exists when we open ourselves up to new possibilities and realize that change is often fortuitous.”

Some new works will be rotated into “The Presidential Collection” in August.

“When I was at an event in the home, a visitor asked me if I knew where the artwork came from, and I very proudly said, ‘This is the artwork of the students, alumni and faculty of UT’s Department of Art. It’s homegrown,’” Davis said.

“Nesaga Mythology,” mixed media, by Daniel Hernandez, UT assistant professor of art

“Nesaga Mythology,” mixed media, by Daniel Hernandez, UT assistant professor of art

That imagination flourishes because UT faculty continue to break innovative ground, according to Miner.

“We are exceptionally committed artists, scholars, teachers,” Miner said. “Our students benefit from the fact that we have never forgotten that our passion lies in our own creative work.”

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UT in the News

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UT president marks 1st year on the job

During one of last fall’s pep rallies, a crush of University of Toledo students cheered for the Rockets along with the school’s new president.

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2015-16 University annual report

Strategic plan for diversity and inclusion

Statement From the President

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Trustees approve budget, College of Arts and Letters

An operating budget that positions The University of Toledo for success for the coming year and into the future was approved Monday by the UT Board of Trustees.

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The new College of Arts and Letters will increase collaborative opportunities for faculty and students across the humanities, social sciences, and visual and performing arts.

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New dean to lead honors college

A chemical ecologist passionate about engaging students in experiential learning will join The University of Toledo to lead the Jesup Scott Honors College.

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UT marks merger with plans for the future

Ten years ago, the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio made a big, bold commitment.

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UT president Sharon Gaber shakes hands with former Medical University of Ohio and UT president Dr. Lloyd Jacobs while former UT president Daniel Johnson looks on during a program to mark the 10th anniversary of a merger between the University of Toledo with the former Medical College of Ohio.

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UT graduate student discovers Asian carp eggs in Great Lakes tributaries

Scientists say there’s proof that one type of invasive Asian carp is spawning in a Great Lakes tributary.

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Holly Embke spent much of the summer of 2015 combing the murky waters of the Sandusky River, searching for something that any biologist would hope to never find — an invasive species.

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UT elected to association of top astronomy programs

The University of Toledo has been selected to join a prestigious association that includes many of the top astronomy programs in the nation.

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College of Medicine and Life Sciences learner space

It’s a monumental week for ProMedica Toledo Hospital and the University of Toledo’s affiliation agreement.

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UT Health chosen for national pilot program

The University of Toledo Health’s Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center and University of Toledo Physicians were selected to participate in a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services pilot program designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of oncology specialty care.

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UT archeological dig site

They had dug and sifted through earth for four weeks, with two more to go, but they did not complain.

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College credit plus training

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Lake Erie Center day camp

Football, men’s basketball play-by-play announcer hired

Veteran sports broadcaster Brent Balbinot is the new “Voice of the Rockets.” Beginning this fall, Balbinot will serve as play-by-play broadcaster for football and men’s basketball, and host the respective coaches’ radio shows.

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Alumnus releases animated short starring Bink

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Bink strikes a martial arts defensive poseHe’s here: Watch the first animated short featuring Bink.

The debut is from Eric Miller Animation Studios, a company started in 2014 by Eric Miller (Univ Coll ’05).

“We’re super-excited to release the first 30-second short of Bink,” Miller said during a call from his Los Angeles home.

More shorts with the captivating seafaring creature with yellow fur, blue spots that match an upright comb, and big brown eyes will follow.

“We needed an animated short to show potential clients, so I wanted to create a main character that’s cute and likable,” he said. “The shorts are character-driven and comedy-driven.”

Miller, who left DreamWorks Animation two years ago and started his own company, was the subject of a UT Alumni e-Magazine story in April. Read the story here.

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Class Notes

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Alton “Bud” Gladieux (Ed ’46) attended the celebration of 100 years of men’s basketball at UT. Gladieux joined the team in 1942 as a freshman, and was a member of the men’s team that won 22 games before falling in the NIT, then the country’s premier postseason tournament. He was honored at the game during the celebration. Gladieux
capozzi Anthony P. Capozzi (Law ’70) has been elected chairperson of the Commission on Judicial Performance, an independent state agency responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct and disciplining judges. Capozzi operates his own law firm in Fresno, Calif. and focuses mainly on criminal justice law.
Mark Holycross (MS ’78) was honored with the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award in April 2016. The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes dedicated and committed faculty from 20 SCICU member institutions who work one-on-one with students whom they also serve as advisers, mentors and friends. Holycross is a professor of physical science and physics at Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg, S.C. MarkHolycross
driscoll Dr. Peter Driscoll (RES ’86) is the new general surgeon at Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, N.M. Driscoll is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a member of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Vimal Kumar (A/S ’81, MED ’86) joined the Bellevue Hospital’s Pain Management Center as a member of the medical staff. Kumar is a pain management physician specialist and is board certified in pain management and anesthesiology.

Jim Beckman (Bus ’87) retired from the accounting firm Ernst and Whinney in April 2016 after more than 28 years of service. In his retirement, Jim plans to stay in the Toledo area and become more involved with community organizations. beckman
becker Dr. Janine Becker (UTCTC ’80, Univ Coll ’82) is the new dean of enrollment at Keystone College, located in La Plume, Pa. Becker brings with her more than 25 years of experience in higher education, finance and marketing.

Dave Deptula (Law ’84) was appointed to the newly-created position of VP of Legal and Special Projects for Dayton Freight Lines, Inc., located in Dayton, Ohio. Depulta will be involved in corporate legal matters and contracts, and pro-general accounting, tax and finance assistance to the company and its shareholders.

Paul Suber (Eng ’84, MBA ’91) has been named vice president, business development & manufacturing excellence at Metaldyne Performance Group Inc., a leading provider of highly-engineered components for use in powertrain and safety-critical applications for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets.

Dr. Jeffrey L. Spiess (MED ’80) recently received the Josefina B. Magno Distinguished Hospice Physician Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The award recognizes a hospice medical director or hospice physician who provides the highest quality services and innovative programs and who demonstrates exemplary dedication to the practice of palliative medicine in a hospice setting. Speiss
beyer Michael Beyer (Bus ’91) is the new chief financial officer for Chassix, a global automotive supplier of precision casting and machining solutions. Beyer will be responsible for providing strategic guidance and oversight to corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, reporting, tax, and investor relations. Chassix is headquartered in Southfield, Mich.
*Dr. Gireesh Gupchup (PharmD ’90, PharmD ’93) was named as the new dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy. SIUE is located in Edwardsville, Ill. gupchup

Ted Bradley (Eng ’93) was appointed as the director of sales at B’laster Corporation. In his new position, he is responsible for developing and implementing all sales strategy, as well as managing the sales team. B’laster Corporation, located in Valley View, Ohio, manufactures penetrants, lubricants, rust inhibitors, and a full line of specialty, highly concentrated formulas for the automotive, industrial and hardware industries.

weber Chris Weber (Law ’92) is the new managing director of the law firm Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, located in Columbus, Ohio. Weber is a professional responsibility and trial lawyer who joined the firm in 1991.
**Nadine Hoffmann (UTCTC ’94, Univ Coll ’07) is the recipient of the UT College of Engineering’s Outstanding Staff award for Spring 2016 and also the Alice H. Skeens Outstanding University Woman Award 2016. Hoffmann works at UT as an assistant to the interim undergraduate dean in the College of Engineering. College of Engineering 2nd Donor Recipient Brunch

Randy Krupp (UTCTC ’93) was honored as Bedford Township’s Deputy of the Year for Monroe County, Mich.


Robin Clancy (A/S ’06) has received two scholarships from Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science: the Mary T. Kim Endowed Scholarship, and the Vanita Scholars in Youth Librarianship Scholarship. Clancy’s career goal is to continue serving children and young adults by providing access to information in a library setting.

ben_brydges *Ben Brydges (Eng ’06, MBA ’14) assumed the role of senior program manager for Dana Holding Corporation’s new axle assembly facility, based in Toledo. Brydges joined Dana in 2003 as an applications engineer and has held other critical roles within Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies, including master data global lead, global program manager, and most recently, operations manager in Fort Wayne, Ind., since August 2015. In his most recent role, he improved efficiencies in numerous departments by reducing scrap and overtime, as well as improving labor efficiency. The new axle assembly facility will integrate Dana’s best global manufacturing practices and advanced operating systems, while assembling the latest axle technologies.

Ted Rath (Ed ’07) joined the medical department of the Miami Dolphins, an NFL team located in Miami, Fla., as the new assistant strength and conditioning coach. Rath will proactively focus on injury-prevention techniques by concentrating on players’ wellness.

Alex Hale (Law ’13) has been appointed to the position of Assistant Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney. Hale is assigned to the civil division of the prosecutor’s office. The civil division is the legal advisor to all county boards, county agencies, county elected officials, and township trustees, boards and commissions. hale
Births and Marriages
Torongo *Brianna Torongo (LLSS ’15) and Marcus Castro announced their engagement and are planning a September 23, 2016 wedding at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green, Ohio. Brianna is employed by NorthWest Community Corrections Center in Bowling Green, Ohio and Marcus is employed at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Maumee, Ohio.
Christa Lynn Adams (A/S ’09) and Ryan Lee Firsdon were wed on May 14, 2016. Christa is currently the human resource director for Ohioans Home Healthcare, Inc. in Perrysburg, Ohio and Ryan is an assistant parts manager for Lower Great Lakes Kenworth, also located in Perrysburg, Ohio. adams
zenczak Emily Zenczak (HS ’12) and *Duane Mancini (Pharm ’12, PharmD ’14) are engaged and planning a July 30, 2016 wedding.
John Joseph Stefancin (MED ’02) and Candace Marie Barak were married on June 4, 2016. The reception was held at The Lake Club in Youngstown, Ohio. John, an orthopedic surgeon, practices at University Orthopaedics in Youngstown and Candace is a nurse anesthetist at the Surgical Hospital at Southwoods in Boardman, Ohio. Stefancin

Jereme George Frey (Law ’12) and Sarah Mae Maxwell announced their engagement and will wed on September 3 at Mount Olivet United Church of Christ in North Lima, Ohio. A reception will follow at Avion on the Water in Canfield, Ohio. Jereme is an analyst for EdgePoint Capital in Beachwood, Ohio and Sarah is a physician liaison for University Hospitals in Cleveland.

*Ross Wuebker (Eng ’14) and Kelly Dahlinghaus were married on May 14, 2016 in Minster, Ohio. Ross is employed by the Auglaize County Engineers Department and Kelly is a physical therapist at Community Sports and Therapy.

Kesler Bryant Alan Kesler (Eng ’13) and Julie Marie Buescher exchanged vows on July 16, 2016 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, Ohio. Bryant is employed at Allen Soil and Water Conservation District in Lima, Ohio and Julie is a teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul School in Ottawa, Ohio.
Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Ryan A. Kelso, Perrysburg, Ohio at 41. He was a nurse and operations supervisor in the operating room at the UT Medical Center from 2006 to 2011.

Dr. Dean J. Reichenbach, Sandusky, Ohio at 80. He was a clinical assistant professor of medicine from 1982 to 2011.

**Dr. Bonnie J. Sloan (Ed ’52, MEd ’62, PhD ’78), Holland, Ohio at 84. She was an education instructor.

**Marsha M. (Hailman) Brown (MNRS ’94, Post Grad NRS ’01), Whitehouse, Ohio at 69. She was a member of the nursing staff and worked in various units, including critical care and surgery recovery, and was also a nursing supervisor. Brown became a nursing instructor in 1994. In 2008, she was named assistant professor of nursing, a title she held until her retirement in 2011. She also served as advanced practice nurse clinical coordinator from 2009 to 2011.

Richard K. Ransom, Sylvania, Ohio at 96. The local businessman founded Hickory Farms in 1959 and the company expanded to more than 450 franchised stores and 80 company-owned stores by 1980 when he sold it. Known for his philanthropy, Ransom was a former board member of both the UT Foundation and the MUO Foundation. He was also a member of the Presidents Club.

Catherine P. Ruby, Toledo at 93. She was an assistant professor in the College of Nursing from 1974 to 1980 and also taught in 1982 and 1983.

William H. Ryan (Eng ’77), Sylvania, Ohio at 78. He was a former UT instructor.

Mary Kay (Toth) Widener, Toledo at 55. She joined the MCO staff in 1999 as a delivery worker in Receiving.

*Egbert Brown, Dublin, Ohio at 78.


**Raymond Rex (Eng ’49), Boca Raton, Fla. at 95.

Shirley Leveton Hes (Bus ’47), at 90.

Kermit Hatfield (Bus ’49), Cincinnati, Ohio at 92.


Morton Leveton (Bus ’51, Law ’55), Toledo at 87.

Paul Smith (Eng ’50), Glen Ellyn, Ill. at 87.

James Schroeder (Bus ’50), Terre Haute, Ind. at 92.

**Clarence Pawlicki (Eng ’50), Palm City, Fla. at 88.


Patrick Hiller (UTCTC ’67), Willoughby, Ohio at 70.

**Dr. Roger Bell (MEd ’67), Sanibel, Fla. at 79.

Mary Martin (Ed ’69), Toledo at 92.

Jeanette Deye (Ed ’68), Sylvania, Ohio at 90.


James Steele (UTCTC ’77), Toledo at 61.

Terry Burns (Ed ’72), Toledo at 68.

James O’Connor (Univ Coll ’77), Maumee, Ohio at 78.

Roger Hendrickson (A/S ’75), Berkey, Ohio at 84.

Abdul-Rahman Smiley (Eng ’77, MEng ’87), Toledo at 61.

Donald Backus (UTCTC ’78, Bus ’80), Toledo at 66.

Carolyn Gates (UTCTC ’77), Toledo at 74.

Beatrice Rummell (UTCTC ’76, Univ Coll ’84), Toledo at 76.

Judith Haugh (A/S ’70), Toledo at 79.


Catherine Peacock (UTCTC ’86, UTCTC ’86), Toledo at 56.

Robert Folk (Univ Coll ’83), Northwood, Ohio at 72.

John Lynch (A/S ’80), Toledo at 62.

Tracy Guthrie (A/S ’81, MBA ’83), Maumee, Ohio at 56.

Marie Lonz (Ed ’89), Toledo at 85.

Judith Williams (UTCTC ’89), Toledo at 71.

Johanna Galevi (A/S ’88), Toledo at 86.


Dr. Meral Gknar (MEd ’94), San Fernando, Calif. at 87.

Carol Dodd (Univ Coll ’99), Toledo at 59.


Brendan Wilde (A/S ’07), Toledo at 34.

William Samiec (Univ Coll ’07), Swanton, Ohio at 76.

Michael Walker (HSHS ’02), Toledo at 67.

Warren Clark (MA ’06), Columbus, Ohio at 69.


Dr. Cyrus Chan (RES ’13), Holland, Ohio at 39.

Stephanie Zunk (MA ’10), Monclova, Ohio at 34.

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