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Dr. James Chappuis (A/S ’77, MED ’80) won an award at the Orthopaedic Research Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting in March. Dr. Chappuis’ abstract, Biomechanics of Pedicle Screw Loosening in the Lumbar Spine, was chosen to be a poster at the annual meeting and won the Best Poster Award. He is the founder, owner, senior orthopaedic spine surgeon, and chief executive officer at Spine Center Atlanta.
Tim Stecker (UTCTC ’79, Univ Coll ’81) received the Distinguished Service Award for his effort during a shootout with armed suspects in December 2015 by the Oregon, Ohio police department.
|**Charles Parcher (MBA ’92) joined Sandusky-based Civista Bank as an executive vice president and chief lending officer.|
Kelly Bensman (A/S ’98, MS ’00) has been appointed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to a position on the Materials Management Advisory Council. The council members advise and assist the director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency with preparation of the state solid waste management plan and periodic revisions to the plan. Bensman is a hydrogeologist with an engineering firm in Toledo.
Randy Krupp (UTCTC ’95) was honored as Bedford Township’s deputy of the year. As part of this honor, the Bedford Township Board passed a resolution that officially declared April 5 as Deputy Randy Krupp Day in his honor, noting its deep appreciation from and on behalf of the citizens of Bedford Township, Mich.
Ken Reno (UTCTC ’90) received the Distinguished Service Award for his effort during a shootout with armed suspects in December 2015 by the Oregon, Ohio police department.
Katie Zawisza (A/S ’99, MHHS ’03) was promoted to executive director for the Lutheran Homes Society’s family and youth services program for its residential facilities in northwest Ohio. Zawisza will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, community outreach, and business development of the family and youth services ministry, which serves youth from Ohio and surrounding states.
Joe Vogelpohl (Univ Coll ’08, MBA ’10) made his first video build for his company, Vogie Design Studio. The company’s design signature is a wood and steel mix in furniture, custom speedboats, and a few other design prototypes. Vogelpohl is employed at Egelhof Controls Corporation, located in Toledo, running North American branch operations.
Ryan Spangler (HHS ’03) was awarded as officer of the year by the Oregon, Ohio police department. The award is given to a member of the department who has shown the commitment to the community and division based on meritorious work and cooperation with coworkers.
|Dr. Leonard White (MED ’06, RES ’10) recently joined Valley Health’s team of internal medicine providers. White will split his time between Valley Health Westmoreland and Valley Health Harts, both located in Huntington, W.V.|
|Kim Berman (PhD ’13) took over as superintendent of Greenfield Union School District, located in Bakersfield, Calif. Greenfield is a K-8 district with four schools and an enrollment of 3,100.|
Births and Marriages
Dr. John Joseph Stefancin (MED ’02) and Candace Marie Barak were married on June 4, 2016 and their reception was held at The Lake House in Poland, Ohio. John practices at University Orthopaedics and Candace is a nurse anesthetist at the Surgical Hospital at Southwoods in Boardman, Ohio.
|Robert Oliver Wiedenheft (Univ Coll ’05) and Melissa Marie Bauer were married on October 17, 2015 at Faith Memorial Church in Sandusky, Ohio. Robert is employed at O.E. Meyer and Co. and Melissa is employed at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.|
*Dr. Robert Michael Wetzel (MED ’16) and Holly Elizabeth Aselage were united in marriage on April 23, 2016 in St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, Ohio. Robert is a resident physician at Mount Carmel Health Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Columbus, Ohio and Holly is employed by the Spa at River Ridge in Dublin, Ohio as the artistic director.
Faculty, staff & friends
Kathleen E. “Kate” Baef, Curtice, Ohio at 68. She was a custodian from 1991 to 2013.
Carolyn Jean Galliers, Hebron, Ky. at 69. She worked at the UT bookstore for a short time.
Catherine Kelly (Univ Coll ’88, MA ’05), Grand Rapids, Mich. at 68. She was a former UT employee.
Leroy “Cot” Marquette, Rossford, Ohio at 84. He was a special assistant to the president who retired in 1986. For a time, he provided commentary for men’s basketball games during radio broadcasts. He also helped to lead efforts to renovate the Glass Bowl.
Stanley B. Hubbard, Toledo at 53. He was a custodial worker in the UT Medical Center from 2001 to 2008.
Mary Olivia (Rinna) Miller, Holland, Ohio at 96. She was a former volunteer at MCO.
Jayne Marie (Birk) Schroeder, at 95. She worked in social services at MCO until her retirement in 1987.
Delores Todd Sullwold, Toledo at 88. She was a former communications professional in the MCO public relations office.
**Dorothy Hobbs, Waleska, Ga. at 84.
Rhea Horst Zarn (Ed ’46), Toledo at 91.
**Alfred Mohr (Bus ’49), Wheelersburg, Ohio at 91.
Rowena Lydy (Eng ’41), Toledo at 95.
Mary Snyder (Ed ’51), Blissfield, Mich. at 88.
John Syx (Ed ’55, MEd ’59), Swanton, Ohio at 84.
*James Theaker (Eng ’50), Sylvania, Ohio at 89.
Beth Holly (Ed ’53), Erie, Mich. at 84.
The Hon. William Erb (Law ’57), at 94.
Thomas Michalski (Law ’63), Mission, Texas at 90.
Charles Duck (Bus ’69), Waterville, Ohio at 70.
Ralph Trease (MEng ’69), Toledo at 91.
Robert Schwarzbek (MS ’60), Grand Rapids, Mich. at 90.
Edward Houk (Bus ’67), Stanwood, Mich. at 83.
Edwin Scheff (UTCTC ’67, Univ Coll ’87), Elmore, Ohio at 74.
Carolyn Kinnee (Ed ’60), Maumee, Ohio at 78.
**Gerald Cwiklewski (UTCTC ’70), Sylvania, Ohio at 73.
Maurice Henderson (UTCTC ’75), Toledo at 73.
Thomas Santoro (Ed ’75), Maumee, Ohio at 65.
Dr. Phillip Whitner (A/S ’78, PhD ’87), Perrysburg, Ohio at 80.
**James Leeper (Bus ’71), Toledo at 69.
Judith Horton (Ed ’70), Atlanta, Ga. at 69.
Michael Stanton (Bus ’74), Perrysburg, Ohio at 64.
**David Taylor (A/S ’71, Law ’74), Toledo at 66.
Frances Hunt (UTCTC ’71), at 73.
Virginia Bass (MEd ’85), Maumee, Ohio at 60.
Richard Dail (Bus ’88), Saint Petersburg, Fla. at 52.
Lawrence Irvin (Eng ’82), Watervliet, Mich. at 59.
Brian Retar (Eng ’87), Toledo at 51.
Delores Borbidge (Univ Coll ’81), at 67.
Gloria Layson (Bus ’81), Toledo at 73.
Mary Ann Solik (UTCTC ’94), Lambertville, Mich. at 68.
D’arcy Orde (MEd ’91), Oak Harbor, Ohio at 79.
Travis Robertson (Law ’08), Coldwater, Mich. at 33.
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