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Karen Krumeich (Pharm ’77) was appointed as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Soligenix, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company based in Princeton, N.J., focused on developing and commercializing products to treat rare diseases where there is an unmet medical need.
Michael Downing (A/S ’74) is now the director of development at Tacoma Art Museum, located in Tacoma, Wash. He is a career fundraising and advocacy professional with more than 30 years of experience.
**Dr. John K. Estell (Eng ’84), has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for his outstanding contributions to the society and contributions to engineering education. The Fellow designation is one of unusual professional distinction and is conferred by the organization’s board of directors upon a member with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications, significant experience in engineering or engineering technology education or allied field, and contributions to ASEE.
|Dr. Marla Perez-Davis (MEng ’87) is the new deputy director for NASA Glenn Research Center, located in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a 33-year veteran of NASA, and has most recently served as Glenn’s deputy director of research and engineering.|
Col. Tyler Osenbaugh (UTCTC ’87, Eng ’88) has accepted an appointment as superintendent of the Howe Military Academy Board of Trustees, located in Howe, Ind.
|Sally Gesouras (Bus ’84) joined Mechanics Bank as assistant vice president, commercial lender. She has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Mechanics Bank is located in Mansfield, Ohio.|
*Dr. Paul Longenecker (NRS ’82, MBA ’89) was appointed director of the masters of science in allied health program at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.
Andrew Zukowski (Bus ’89) was named as the new CFO of Raleigh, N.C.-based UNC Rex Healthcare. He will help guide a health system with nearly $1 billion in annual revenue and more than 5,800 employees.
Scott Steinke (UTCTC ’93) was recently named as the new police chief/executive director of Owens Community College, located in Perrysburg Township, Ohio. His responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects related to the strategic and administrative leadership coordination and development of the College’s Public Safety Department within the framework of federal, state and local laws.
John Stipancich (Bus ’90) was appointed as vice president, general counsel and secretary of Roper Technologies, located in Sarasota, Fla. Roper designs and develops software and engineered products and solutions for healthcare, transportation, food, energy, water, education and other niche markets worldwide.
|Dr. James Falter (MBA ’93) is the new dean of the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business at Buena Vista University, located in Storm Lake, Ia.|
James Irwin (Bus ’94) was named vice president of strategy and corporate development for Evoqua Water Technologies, located in Pittsburgh, Pa. Irwin will work on further developing and implementing their growth strategies as art of Evoqua’s plan to double the reach of its business over the next five years.
Lawrence W. Lobb (Law ’97) was sworn in as the Kane County, Ind. Bar Association president in June 2016. He will serve as president for one year.
Amanda M. Leffler (A/S ’99) has been elected to serve a three-year term as an at-large member of the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association. Leffler is a partner in Brouse McDowell’s Akron, Ohio office, where she chairs the firm’s litigation practice group. She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance recovery.
|Dr. Billie J. Barker (MED ’99, RES ’01) joined Heritage Valley Medical Group, located in Beaver, Pa., as a practitioner in pulmonary and critical care medicine.|
Judge Denise L. Moody (Law ’90) has been elected to serve a three-year term as the District 6 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association. Moody is employed by the Clark County Municipal Court in Springfield, Ohio.
Dr. C. Joseph Northup (RES ’03) joined Premier Metabolic & Bariatric Associates, a part of Premier Health Specialists, located in Dayton, Ohio. Northup is a bariatric surgeon with well-known accomplishments in the field both on the regional and national level.
Rev. Daniel G. Beaudoin (MA ’12) was installed as bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Beaudoin has served as pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, Ohio since 2004. He was pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Edon from 1996-2004.
Births and Marriages
|Jenny Vetter (Ed ’08) and Jason Kraus were married on September 30 in an outdoor ceremony at Mon Ami Winery in Port Clinton, Ohio. Jenny is currently a teacher in La Jolla, California. Jason is an engineer in Carlsbad, California.|
Courtney Webb (HSHS ’07) and Bill Wright wed on September 17 at the Heartland County Resort in Fredericktown, Ohio.
Richard John Martin (Eng ’14) and Amanda Louise Thorp married on October 8 at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. Richard is an engineering project manager at Cooper Tire in Findlay, Ohio and Amanda is a process engineer at BP Husky in Oregon, Ohio.
Aaron Robert Gilliland (Eng ’13) and Amanda Sue Imwalle exchanged vows on July 16 in St. Marys, Ohio. Aaron is employed at HDR in Columbus, Ohio and Amanda is employed at TLC Learning Center.
|*Katelyn Hesterman (NRS ’15) and Jordan Fisher married on September 17 in Archbold, Ohio. Katelyn is a registered nurse at ProMedica Toledo Hospital and Jordan is an applicator at the Gerald Grain Agronomy Center in Ridgeville Corners.|
Tony Bibler (LLSS ’11) and Emily Pheils wed on September 4 in Toledo. Tony is a special events and game day presentation coordinator for the Toledo Mud Hens and Walleye and Emily volunteers for several charities in Toledo.
Emilie Johanna Brasher (MBA ’11) and Ross Perry Reyome were married on September 12, 2015 and have lived in Adrian, Mich. since that day. Emilie is a tax accountant at GreenStone Farm Credit Services in Adrian and Ross is a heavy truck technician at H & H Repair in Blissfield, Mich.
|Jason Michael Hudson (MS ’13) and Sherri Ann All married in August in Bluffton, Ind. Jason is a medical physicist and Sherri is a Registered Nurse in Bluffton.|
Kathryn Davidson (A/S ’14) and Jacob Junge were united in marriage on April 30 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Napoleon, Ohio. Kathryn is employed as a chemist at Campbell Soup Company in Napoleon, Ohio and Jacob is a shop technician at Cummins in Maumee, Ohio.
Faculty, staff & friends
David R. Dierks (Pharm ’79), Toledo at 65. He was a pharmacist at the UT Medical Center. He joined the MCO staff in 2004.
Therese M. Floro, Toledo at 82. She is a former MCO employee.
Kathleen S. (Beczynski) Brooks, Toledo at 63. She is a former UT secretary.
Genevieve “Genny” Cullen, Maumee, Ohio at 93. She volunteered with the Satellites Auxiliary at MCO.
**Dorothy MacKenzie Price (Bus ’48), Toledo at 90. In the 1990s, she established a performance endowment fund that led to the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series, which annually brings in four pianists for performances and master classes. The patron of the arts also established the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Music Scholarship Fund and the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Endowed Fund for the Canaday Center for Special Collections. In addition, she started the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Health Mission Scholarship and the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Scholarship in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. She was a longstanding member of the Presidents Club, Heritage Oak Society, and Women & Philanthropy at UT.
James K. Mansfield, Bowling Green, Ohio at 91. He was a teaching assistant in anatomy at MCO from 1982 to 1992.
Carol L. Butler, Swanton, Ohio at 85. She was a former secretary at UT.
Barbara J. Ervin, Sylvania, Ohio at 73. She taught at the Kobacker Center for Toledo Public Schools for a time.
George T. Gill, Toledo at 61. He joined the MCO staff as a custodial worker in 1993.
Joella Webb, Toledo at 56. She was a former member of the Satellites Auxiliary.
**Patricia L. Yonkee (Pharm ’53), Greenwood, S.C. at 84. She was an employee benefits specialist in Human Resources at MCO from 1983 to 1995.
Louis M. Zavac, Toledo at 87. Zavac volunteered with the Satellites Auxiliary.
**Dr. David K. Scheer (A/S ’40), Toledo at 97. He was a former community-based volunteer faculty member at MCO. He served as chief of staff at the former Maumee Valley Hospital and was appointed clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine in 1970.
Dr. Eric W. Snider Jr., Lansing, Mich. at 58. He joined the Department of Philosophy as an assistant professor in 1987, was promoted to associate professor in 1992, and served as department chair from 2001 to 2007. In 1998, Snider received one of UT’s Outstanding Teacher Awards and served on several committees before leaving the University in 2008.
Dr. Charles Creutz, Lambertville, Mich. at 77. He came to UT as a postdoctoral associate in chemistry in 1971. Two years later, he became an assistant professor of biology and was promoted to associate professor in 1993. Creutz received one of UT’s Outstanding Teacher Awards in 1995, and he was honored as a master teacher and master mentor in the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2003, he was recognized as one of the state’s top 100 college educators by Ohio Magazines. He was an academic adviser for 30 years and a member of the Faculty Senate. In addition, he served on numerous UT committees. He retired in 2010 and received emeritus designation.
James D. Davis, Sylvania, Ohio at 71. He was a hospital aide at UT Medical Center from 2003 to 2007.
Sierah “Ce” Joughin, Metamora, Ohio at 20. She was entering her third year as a student in the UT College of Business and Innovation. Sierah was also a member of the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi and played intramural volleyball.
Mary C. “Katie” (TenEyck) Loch, Toledo at 87. She was a former MCO employee.
Dr. Marjorie Romanoff (Ed ’47, MEd ’68, PhD ’76), at 92. She joined UT in 1968 as a supervisor of student teachers. She taught English as a second language as an instructor in the American Language Institute from 1978 to 1992. In the mid-1980s, she became an assistant professor of elementary education. In 1990, the University Women’s Commission honored her with one of its Outstanding Women Awards.
James L. Clemens, Toledo at 76. He was a former employee with the UT Print Shop and Mail Services.
Larry B. Lewis, Delta, Ohio at 64. He worked in maintenance from 1988 to 2012.
Katherine Mae MacKinnon, Perrysburg, Ohio at 96. She was a former UT instructor of special education.
Connie Jean (Rafferty) Oates, Toledo at 57. She was an operator at MCO from 1992 to 2001.
Charles G. “Chuck” Beaver, Toledo at 74. He taught CPR classes at MCO and UT.
Willie Riggs, Toledo at 76. He worked in the UT Maintenance Department from 1986 to 2013.
Dr. DeForest L. “Woody” Trautman, Lambertville, Mich. at 96. In 1976, he joined the UT staff as chief of management information systems.
*Dr. Lancelot C.A. Thompson, Toledo at 91. Thompson was the first African-American full-time faculty member at the University, the first black to receive tenure, one of the first four recipients of UT’s Outstanding Teacher Award, the first African-American vice president, and the first person to hold the post of vice president for student affairs. The native of Jamaica joined the UT faculty as an assistant professor of chemistry in 1958. He was promoted to associate professor in 1962 and was named assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1964, the same year he won the University’s Outstanding Teacher Award. Two years later, Thompson was appointed dean of student services. In 1967, he was promoted to professor and in 1968, he became vice president for student affairs, the position he retired from in 1988, when he was named professor emeritus. As vice president for student affairs, Thompson coordinated activities of more than a dozen offices. A track star in college and a cricket player, Thompson’s passion for athletics continued when he arrived in Toledo. Without a budget or bag, he organized and became the unpaid coach of UT track in 1960. When track became a varsity sport, he organized a soccer team. To inspire the next generation of college students, Thompson helped organize UT’s annual Aspiring Minorities Youth Conference. And the Toledo resident continued to mentor UT students throughout his life. In addition, he cared about the community. Thompson served on the executive committee of the Bridge Inc., the Toledo Health Planning Association Board, the Toledo Development Committee, and the board of trustees of the Neighborhood Health Association. In addition, he served on the Toledo Labor Management Citizens Committee, the board of trustees for the Better Business Bureau, Connecting Point, and the board of directors of the American Red Cross. A member of Kiwanis International since 1971, he served as president. A member of the American Chemical Society and chair of the Toledo section in 1965, Thompson was a member of Sigma Xi chemistry honorary, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity. In 2014, the Dr. Lancelot C.A Thompson Meeting Room was dedicated in his honor in the Student Union. And on September 19, the University honored him again by renaming the Lancelot Thompson Student Union, pending approval by the UT Board of Trustees.
Jacque Passino (Eng ’48), Sarasota, Fla. at 95.
**Joseph Nachman (A/S ’40), The Woodlands, Texas at 98.
**Katherine MacKinnon (Ed ’42, Med ’69), Fremont, Ind. at 96.
**Rosemary Nachman (Bus ’42), The Woodlands, Texas at 95.
Rosalie Korman (A/S ’42), San Francisco, Calif. at 95.
Patricia Voorhees (Ed ’42), Lambertville, Mich. at 94.
Thaddeus Osial (Eng ’48), Randallstown, Md. at 93.
**Dr. David Scheer (A/S ’40), Toledo at 97.
**Lois Thompson (Ed ’41), Sylvania, Ohio at 96.
**Charlotte Shaffer (A/S ’48), Oregon, Ohio at 90.
Orton Ryan (Ed ’59, MEd ’62), Toledo at 85.
**Phyllis Ustaszewski (Ed ’55, MEd ’76), Holland, Ohio at 89.
Shirley Wainer (Bus ’55), Sylvania, Ohio at 82.
**Patricia Yonkee (Pharm ’53), at 84.
**Col. William Kaser (Eng ’52), Leesburg, Va. at 87.
*Ralph Breese (Ed ’57, MEd ’60), Sylvania, Ohio at 85.
**Dr. Henry Rutschow (A/S ’53), Waddell, Ariz. at 84.
**Dorothy Saloff (Ed ’51, MEd ’71), Toledo at 87.
*Charles Bruner (Pharm ’58), Houston, Texas at 84.
Charles Ray (Eng ’59), Perrysburg, Ohio at 84
Richard Lovett (Ed ’68, MEd ’71, Ed Spec ’75), Sylvania, Ohio at 69.
**Donald Morford (Eng ’69), Archbold, Ohio at 83.
Gerald Knapik (UTCTC ’62), Toledo at 82.
Sandra Stow (UTCTC ’69, Ed ’80), Curtice, Ohio at 66.
Louis Zavac (Law ’69), Toledo at 87.
Ronald Chambers (Eng ’63), Tallmadge, Ohio at 84.
Gregory Wilcox (A/S ’60), Lexington, Ky. at 79.
John Kevern (Bus ’68), Perrysburg, Ohio at 74.
Darius Riggs (Eng ’63), Adrian, Mich. at 81.
Jacquelynn Martindale (UTCTC ’70), Maumee, Ohio at 65.
Edward Peiffer (UTCTC ’72), Curtice, Ohio at 63.
LeRoy Parke (A/S ’79), Toledo at 59.
**Delbert Perkins (MBA ’77), Toledo at 90.
Daniel Konczal (Ed ’72), Dublin, Ohio at 66.
Louis Yoppolo (A/S ’74, Law ’80), Sylvania, Ohio at 64.
Regino Sifuentes (UTCTC ’71), Sun City West, Ariz. at 67.
Dr. William Duke (Ed ’74), Fort Wayne, Ind. at 65.
Lynn Corrigan Kordash (MEd ’77), Perrysburg, Ohio at 63.
Peter Miller (MBA ’74), Camden, Mich. at 76.
Kevin Oberle (Univ Coll ’89), Ferndale, Mich. at 56.
Michael Sanderson (Law ’81), Bowling Green, Ohio at 61.
Daniel Vogl (Bus ’87), Gilbert, Ariz. at 53.
Dr. Roger Haar (MS ’86, PhD ’89), Tucson, Ariz. at 65.
Elaine Scarbrough (MEd ’85, Ed Spec ’93), Temperance, Mich. at 71.
David Bell (Eng ’85), Waterville, Ohio at 60.
Heidi Tasnadi (A/S ’93), Ottawa Hills, Ohio at 56.
Troy Reganall (Bus ’96), Northwood, Ohio at 46.
Steven Drossel (A/S ’96), Woodville, Ohio at 45.
Robert Jameson (Law ’96), Adrian, Mich. at 47.
Pauline Jefts (UTCTC ’93), Perrysburg, Ohio at 78.
Thomas Roth (Bus ’95), Toledo at 74.
Roxanne King (Ed ’94), Toledo at 72.
Theresa Wilkins (MEd ’94), Holland, Ohio at 64.
Geoffrey Dupuis (UTCTC ’94), Toledo at 52.
Joyce Parrish (Univ Coll ’94), Temperance, Mich. at 78.
Tatum Bowerman-Hummel (A/S ’02), Delta, Ohio at 37.
Donald Mey (Bus ’07), Dunedin, Fla. at 92.
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