Class Notes

October 27th, 2017 Posted in Class Notes

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’60s
**Mary Lou (Markley) Trowbridge (Ed ’61, MEd ’64) was given a special invitation to the University of Miami president’s box when UT took on the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, Sept. 23. Her son surprised her with tickets for her 80th birthday. She sat with Miami’s president even though Markley is an avid Rockets fan and is very active in her sorority, Kappa Delta, in Florida and Ohio.
’70s

**Lloyd Lunceford (A/S ’77) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018, one of the most highly regarded referral publications in the legal profession. Lunceford is a partner at the law firm Taylor Porter, and specializes in higher education, mass communications, commercial litigation, and church property laws. Founded in 1912 in Baton Rouge, La., Taylor Porter represents a diverse range of local, regional, and national clients in complex transactions and litigation across a variety of industries. Lunceford is the co-author of “Libel and Privacy Law and Practice in Louisiana” and is the general editor of A Guide to Church Property Law: Theological, Constitutional and Practical Considerations. He has authored articles on such topics as professional ethics, church/state relations, and document confidentiality, which have appeared in the Louisiana Bar Journal, the Baton Rouge Bar Journal, and other publications.

Dr. Philip D. Sloane (MED ’75) was appointed one of two editors-in-chief of JAMDA, the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Sloane is the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Randy L. Reese (MED ’77) is a family, geriatric, and emergency physician who was welcomed to the International Association of HealthCare Professionals following his publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. Reese has been in practice for more than 37 years and is currently serving patients in his private practice, Reese Family Practice in Eugene, Ore.

’80s
Susan Palmer (A/S ’82, MA ’83) is one of 38 public educators nationwide who will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. Awardees are nominated by their peers for their dedication to the profession, community engagement, professional development, attention to diversity, and advocacy for fellow educators. Palmer is a professor of sociology at Walla Walla Community College in Washington.

Denise M. Hasbrook (A/S ’81, Law ’84) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018, one of the most highly regarded referral publications in the legal profession. Hasbrook is the partner-in-charge at Roetzel & Andress LPA in Toledo.

*Catherine Lynch Fry (Pharm ’84) was nominated for a national Kroger Community Service Award for her volunteer efforts in pharmacy, serving the people of Haiti. Fry was nominated after her volunteer stories were overheard by a diabetes instructor for Smith’s Pharmacy. She did not earn the award, but was highlighted for working to help some of the poorest and sickest children on Earth and demonstrating how Kroger employees “Feed the Human Spirit.” Fry works at the Smith’s Pharmacy in Los Alamos, N.M.

Paul Spinazze (Eng ’88) was welcomed to the SSOE Group as division manager and senior associate for the company’s Asia-Pacific operations. SSOE is a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management. In this role, Spinazze is responsible for directly supporting SSOE’s China and India operations from the corporate headquarters in Toledo.

Sandy Annesser (UTCTC ’84, UTCTC ’84, Univ Coll ’97) was named assistant vice president, central billing office at HCR ManorCare, located in Toledo. Annesser joined the company in 2008 as director, central billing office. In this new role, she will have continued responsibility for directing all activities related to billing and collection of account receivables for HCR ManorCare’s skilled nursing centers nationwide. 

’90s

Ryan O’Cull (Ed ’96) is the new director of technology of Medina City School District in Ohio. O’Cull previously taught seventh and eighth grade math in Black River.

Srikanth Dasari (MEng ’95) was named vice president and treasurer for The Andersons, Inc. in Maumee, Ohio. Dasari will be responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day management of key financial functions, including treasury, tax, investor relations, and financial risk.

’00s
Prakash Karamchandani (Bus ’08) is a recipient of a 2017 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. He was selected from a field of 120 candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Karamchandani and his business partner HoChan Jang, co-founded Balance Grille in 2010, an Asian fast-casual restaurant with five locations in the Toledo area.

Dr. Tanvir Singh (RES ’06) has been appointed chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at UT Medical Center.

Jeremy Holloway (A/S ’05, Ed ’05, MA ’15) is a recipient of a 2017 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. He was selected from a field of 120 candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Holloway is the Community Relations Director for the UT Student Government, president of Narrow Gate Community at UT, and a leader in the PhD program.

*Thomas Cafferty (Law ’06) was honored with the John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award at the 2017 Ohio State Bar Association’s All-Ohio Legal Forum. Cafferty is a solo practitioner who specializes in bankruptcy, consumer protection and maritime law. He devotes a significant portion of his legal practice to pro bono activities through the Toledo Bar Association and Operation Legal Help, an organization that serves veterans in need of an attorney.

’10s
Richard Jackson (MBA ‘11) is a recipient of a 2017 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. He was selected from a field of 120 candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Jackson is the commissioner of purchasing for the City of Toledo.

Monica Leppelmeier (MBA ‘10) is a recipient of a 2017 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. She was selected from a field of 120 candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Leppelmeier is the vice president of operations for ProMedica.

Erika Contreras (Eng ‘15) is a recipient of a 2017 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. She was selected from a field of 120 candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Contreras is an estimating engineer and recruiting coordinator at The Lathrop Company.

Dr. Manoj Lamichhane (MS ’14, PhD ’16) was welcomed to the faculty of The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha as assistant professor of mathematics.

*Tyler McKean (Bus ’10) was listed in the Forbes list of America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Managers, featuring 500 resilient millennials. Most of the names on the list began their financial careers at the peak of the financial crisis when markets were crumbling. They now represent the top-performing young advisors at their firms. McKean is vice president and wealth management financial advisor at Findley Wise Wealth Management within UBS Wealth Management, located in Sylvania, Ohio.
Births and Marriages

Nicole Staccone (Ed ‘12) and Gary Gorton announced their engagement. Nicole is a revenue service analyst at the UT Medical Center, and Gary is an orchestra director at Washington Local Schools in Toledo and assistance director of the Toledo International Youth Orchestra.

Katie Drake (LLSS ’13) and Joshua Murchison were married on October 21. Katie is employed by Monroe County Intermediate School District, and Joshua is employed by Fifth Third Bank.

Steven Westenkirchner (Eng ’08, MEng ’11) and Sarah Guinn announced their engagement and upcoming marriage in July 2018. Steve is a systems engineer at General Mills, and Sarah is the education reporter at The Athens Messenger.

*Victoria LaRoy (Ed ’16, Honors ’16) and Michael Simonelli were joined in marriage on June 23 at the Four Star Greenhouse in Carleton, Mich. Victoria is a third-and fourth-grade teacher at Holy Ghost Lutheran School in Monroe, Mich., and Michael is a computer network engineer for Bedford Public Schools.

Nicole Salenbien (NRS ’14) and Brian White are to be wed on May 5, 2018. Nicole is a registered nurse at the UT Medical Center, and Brian is employed by Country Craft in Dundee, Mich.

Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Thomas J. Fairhurst, Toledo, 89. He was a member of the UT Foundation Board of Trustees from 1990 to 1991. Fairhurst worked at Dana Corp. for 33 years and retired in 1990 as a senior vice president.

Dr. Sherman A. Timmins, Maumee, 79. He was a former professor of management and director of the Small Business Institute. He joined the faculty in 1976 and served on many College of Business committees until his retirement in 1999. Timmins received the University’s Outstanding Teacher Award in 1981.

Betty J. Gentry, Toledo, 85. She worked in the UT Personnel Office for 22 years until her retirement in 1992.

Dr. Kenneth B. Krakoff, Toledo, 92. He was a clinical associate in dentistry from 1974 to 1978. In 1977, he helped organize and directed a Division of Dentistry in the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Ohio. Krakoff was a supporter of the Global Medical Mission Hall of Fame.

Sharon R. “Rosebud” Matuszewski, Toledo, 57. She was a student loan specialist in the Treasurer’s Office from 2002 to 2007.

Dr. Karleen Middleton Quin Murphy (PhD ’79), Toledo, 81. She joined the English Department as a lecturer in 1960 and taught classes for nearly three decades.

Olivia Alnutt Murphy, Toledo, 96. She was a charter member of the Satellites Auxiliary when the volunteer organization was established in 1975.

Mildred “Carol” (Gaynier) Puhl, Maumee, 72. She was a former UT employee in the College of Education.

Christine N. Brown (NRS ’96), Toledo, 67. She was a nurse at MCO/MUO from 1974 to 2001.

Norman J. Frankowski (MA ’88, A/S ’94), Toledo, 95. He taught at the former University of Toledo Community and Technical College.

Linda “Sue” Huffman, Toledo, 52. She was a staff nurse at the UT Medical Center from 2008 to 2011.

Thomas “Tom” Liewert, Blissfield, Mich., 71. He was a plumber at the University from 1999 until his retirement in 2014.

Michael W. Metcalf, Adrian, Mich., 63. He was director of advancement of information systems at the MCO/MUO Foundation from 1997 to 2006.

Joanne F. Pearson, Toledo, 91. She was a longtime volunteer with the Satellites Auxiliary.

’50s

Alvin Schmuhl (Bus ’57, MBA ’64), Norwalk, Ohio, 85.

Bruce Baker (Bus ’51), Petersburg, Mich., 93.

Ellsworth Szkudlarek (Eng ’55), Brookville, Ohio, 84.

’60s

David Gillespie (UTCTC ’69), Toledo, 69.

Nancy Musselwhite (Ed ’62), Miami, Fla., 73.

Ihor Kramarchuk (MEng ’67), Brunswick, Ohio, 78.

Denis Marsh (A/S ’68, UTCTC ’89), Maumee, Ohio, 72.

Dr. Constance Rynder (A/S ’67), Tampa, Fla., 72.

Carol Szkudlarek (Pharm ’63), Toledo, 84.

Paul Heffern (Eng ’61), Toledo, 79.

’70s

Stewart Elder (Ed Spec ’76), Fremont, Ohio, 90.

Randy Kochanowski (UTCTC ’76), 64.

Sharon Riley (Ed ’78), Bedford, Ohio, 59.

Linda Riggle (Ed ’74), McAllen, Texas, 67.

Mary Koder (Ed ’76), Maumee, Ohio, 62.

’80s

Dr. Maureen May (MED ’82), Dover, Ohio, 61.

Marie Hoops (UTCTC ’80, UTCTC ’87), Bowling Green, Ohio, 84.

Norman Frankowski (MA ’88, A/S ’94), Cincinnati, Ohio, 95.

Peter McHugh (Law ’88), Sylvania, Ohio, 53.

Laura Kleparek (Ed ’87, MEd ’97), Toledo, 51.

Richard Perino (Ed ’88), Maumee, Ohio, 52.

’90s

**Kimberly Gibney (Univ Coll ’93), Toledo, 54.

Jutta Taube (UTCTC ’91), Powell, Ohio, 65.

Fred Crabtree (UTCTC ’90), Holland, Ohio, 71.

Jay Libertino (Ed ’91), Genoa, Ohio, 52.

*Patricia Towle (UTCTC ’91), Toledo, 88.

Deborah Guy (A/S ’97), Toledo, 61.

’00s

Tiffany Wieland (MHS ’00), Commerce Township, Mich., 40.

Ernestine Pringle-Middlebrook (HSHS ’00), Toledo, 67.

*Annual Alumni Association Member
**Lifetime Alumni Association Member

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