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*Robert Lang (Law ’78) joined the law firm Fox Rothschild as partner, in their Atlantic City, N.J. office. Lang advises individuals, families and small business owners on a wide range of matters, including estate planning, estate administration, real estate transactions and business succession strategies.

Brown *Dr. Kelli Brown (Univ Coll ’82, Med ’84) was named as interim president of Valdosta State University, located in Valdosta, Georgia. Brown previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville.
Jonathan Mack (Law ’83) was selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Pennsylvania by The National Trial Lawyers Association, an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who met qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. In addition, Mack has been chosen, for the second consecutive year, by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for its Nation’s Top Attorneys recognition, and selected for the sixth consecutive year by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine for inclusion in its Super Lawyers list. Mack is an owner and partner in the Indiana-based law firm of Marcus & Mack. Mack
Rossi Pam Rossi (A/S ‘82) published “Over Easy: Conversations with Pam Rossi,” a 500-page book based on her Sunday morning radio show “Over Easy,” featuring interviews with both national and local music artists. Rossi’s radio show airs on 94.7 WCSX, a Detroit classic rock station.
*Dr. Elizabeth D. Ramos (A/S ’92) won three faculty awards in 2016 at her position as clinical assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics and Allied Dental programs at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, located on the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. Ramos received the IUPUI Women’s History Month Leadership Newcomer Faculty Award, the IUPUI Trustees’ Teaching Award for the IU School of Dentistry, and the American Academy of Periodontology Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics Award for the IU School of Dentistry. RAMOS

*Dr. Thomas Sodeman (MED ’95) was selected to be the next commander of the 180th Medical Group, part of the 180th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard, located in Swanton, Ohio.

stevens truss Dr. Regina Stevens-Truss (PharmD ’93) was awarded Kalamazoo College’s highest teaching honor, the Florence J. Lucasse Lectureship for Outstanding Classroom Teaching. Stevens-Truss is a medicinal biochemist who has taught at Kalamazoo College since 2000.
*Joel Siefert (Bus ’96, MBA ’97) became a shareholder of Johnson Investment Counsel, an employee-owned, independent wealth management firm with over $8 billion in assets, located in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Siefert is a portfolio manager and holds the chartered financial analyst designation. siefert

Dr. Kenneth A. Kearns (MED ’06) joined the Philadelphia Hand Center, internationally-renowned experts in orthopaedics of the hand, wrist, arm, elbow, and shoulder. Kearns is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, shoulder and elbow specialist, and award-winning research physician.

Behniaye Dr. Hossein Behniaye (A/S ’01, MED ’06) is a new physician with Hannibal Regional Healthcare Group (HRMG), located in Hannibal, Mo. HRMG is a growing multi-specialty physician group continuing to expand primary and specialty care services to meet the health needs of northeast Missouri and west central Illinois residents.

Steve Elliott (Ed ’00) was named head coach of the Sylvania Northview High School Wildcats hockey team. Elliott teaches at Crissey Elementary in Springfield Schools, located in Holland, Ohio.

David Galluch (MED ’00) won the Ohio Athletic Trainer’s Association 2016 Team Physician Award. Galluch is the team doctor at Shawnee High School, located in Springfield, Ohio, and also works at the Springfield Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute.

Dr. Sarah E. Decker (Bus ’04) received a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2016. Following graduation, Decker began a residency in family medicine at Summa Health Akron City Hospital.

*Wayne Gniewkowski (Bus ’03) was promoted to risk consulting principal at Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the nation. Gniewkowski serves financial institution clients in the areas of operational, compliance and information technology risk out of the Columbus, Ohio office. Gniewkowski_Wayne

*Neal Applin (CALL ’14) was hired as the director of transportation for Sylvania, Ohio, Schools. Applin began his new position on August 1.

jaing Yitong Jiang (MA ’10) was selected as one of the two doctoral-level recipients of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies’ Ethos Award at Indiana State University. The Ethos Award recognizes outstanding contributions across all areas including academic performance, research, teaching and service. She was also selected as an Outstanding Graduate Assistant by the department of earth and environmental systems.

Dr. Megan M. Montague (A/S ’12, A/S ’12) received a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2016. Following graduation, Montague began a residency in pediatrics at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

Sondra Parys (A/S ’13) is the new assistant coach of the Queens University of Charlotte women’s volleyball program. Parys was a four-year letter winner for the UT volleyball team. Additionally, she claimed an academic award three of her four years. She was also named to the MAC all-freshman team, all-tournament MVP and made the freshman all-conference team and all-tournament team. Her freshman year she ranked eighth in the conference with 3.32 kills per set.

Births and Marriages

*Eric David Huelskamp (Eng ’15) and Bridget Elizabeth Mescher were married on June 25. Eric is employed by Sapa Extrusion in Sidney, Ohio as a process engineer and Bridget is employed by Lunne Marketing Group in Dayton as a graphic designer.

Rebecca L. Pulfer (HSHS ’12) and Matthew J. Liebrecht (Bus ’13) were wed on June 4 in the St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Anna, Ohio. PulferLiebrecht

Elizabeth Todd (A/S ’09, MHSHS ’11, Ed Spec ’13) and Mark Gallagher (MHSHS ’11, Ed Spec ’13) were united in marriage on June 11 in New Albany, Ohio. Elizabeth is a school psychologist at the River Valley Local Schools district in Caledonia, Ohio and Mark is a school psychologist at Marysville Exempted Schools.

Maddocks Dr. Jordan Maddocks (Pharm ’11, PharmD ’13) and Carly Kalish married on June 4 at Frontline Worship Center in Massillon, Ohio. Jordan is a clinical pharmacist with Orchard Specialty Pharmacy in North Canton and Carly is an administrative assistant at Frontline Worship Center.
Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Kelli G. Andres (Bus ’88), Sylvania, Ohio at 51. In the 1990s, she joined UT’s Public Relations Office, where she was responsible for the production of the faculty and staff newsletter. In 1999, she moved to Admissions, where she oversaw marketing, including UT’s view book, Career Series, and other promotional pieces. She left the University in 2001.

Douglas L. Erb, Maumee, Ohio at 69. Erb was a former assistant baseball coach.

James C. Casper (MEd ’58), Sylvania, Ohio at 85. He was coordinator of teacher placement in the College of Education from 1994 to 2001.

Dr. Diane J. Dixon (Ed ’64, Phd ’84), Toledo at 73. Dixon was a former instructor at UT.

Judith A. “Judy” Haas, Toledo at 81. She is a former bookkeeper at the UT Bookstore.

**Patricia A. Hite (MBA ’75), Canal Fulton, Ohio at 65. She is a former UT employee.

Edna M. Holt, Toledo at 75. She was a former MCO/MUO/UTMC employee.

Robert L. “Bob” Homier, Toledo at 70. He was a former instructor who taught accounting.

Philip C. Mueser, Toledo at 75. He was a former instructor at UT.

Dr. Demetrios D. “Spero” Raftopoulos, Lake Mary, Fla. at 90. He joined the College of Engineering faculty in 1967. An accomplished professor of civil and mechanical engineering, Raftopoulos began studying bioengineering after his son died from a rare form of cancer in 1978. That shift to bioengineering and biomechanics resulted in five of his seven U.S. patents. His research focused on the mechanics of the knee, leg, and many other bones in the human body. He earlier concentrated on stress, shock loads, and the effects of the earth’s tremors on nuclear power plants and other large structures. In 1983, he received an award for outstanding research from UT’s chapter of Sigma Xi scientific research honorary. That award later was renamed the Dion. D. Raftopoulos/Signma Xi Award for Outstanding Research in his honor. Raftopoulos served as president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary of the UT chapter of Sigma Xi. In 1989, he was promoted to Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Dr. Edwyn D. Smith, Toledo at 82. He was a faculty member in the College of Engineering for 30 years.

Albert G. “AG” Wright III (Ed ’65, MEd ’67, Ed Spec ’78), Maumee, Ohio at 92. He joined UT as a counselor and instructor in general studies in 1967 and was named assistant dean of students at the Community and Technical College in 1968. One year later, he was promoted to associate dean of students at ComTech and held that position until 1973. He continued to teach, redesigned the Career and Self-Evaluation class, and was an advisor and counselor for business management students. He also served on several University committees over the years. In 1989, he retired and was named professor emeritus and he continued to teach on a part-time basis for several years.

Sharon Cutlip, Toledo at 56. She was a former medical assistant at UTMC.

Bridget A. Hogan, Toledo at 54. She worked in the food service at MCO/MUO at UT from 1981 until her retirement in 2011.

Dr. Timothy R. Loeb, Toledo at 81. She taught biology at UT from 1997 to 2002.

Kathleen J. Voight (A/S ’54), Monclova, Ohio at 82. She was a faculty member in Carlson Library. She was professor of library administration when she retired.

Ruth L. (Ott) Klein, Toledo at 84. She worked in the Radiology Department at MCO from 1980 until her retirement in 1994.

Pamela J. Kyle, Toledo at 69. She worked in the College of Education for nearly 30 years, retiring in 2002. She was also briefly a staff member in the College of Law.

James P. “Jimmy” Limongi, Toledo at 74. A former UT Medical Center employee.

David C. Pohlman, Holland, Ohio at 67. He was a cook at UT for more than three decades.

Dr. Phillip A. Whitner (A/S ’78, PhD ’87), Perrysburg, Ohio at 80. In 1983, he was hired as a group leader to work with UT student-athletes. One year later, he was named coordinator of special programs in the Counseling Center and became a counselor in 1987. He was also an instructor of continuing education classes.

D’Arcy Woolson Orde (MEd ’91), Caldwell, Idaho at 79. She worked in the Theatre Department from 1997 to 2002.

*James Rahman, Clermont, Fla. at 81.


*Robert Siegel (Pharm ’49), Toledo, Ohio at 91.

**Alfred Mohr (Bus ’49), Wheelersburg, Ohio at 91.


Joyce Yeager (A/S ’54), Grand Rapids, Ohio at 83.

*James Theaker (Eng ’50), Sylvania, Ohio at 89.

**Carl Roth (MBA ’55), Toledo at 98.

Marilyn Grogg (Ed ’58), Toledo at 84.

*Marlene Weisman (UTCTC ’50), Sylvania, Ohio at 85.


Dennis Keller (A/S ’68, Law ’74), Ottawa Hills, Ohio at 70.

Michael Szolosi (A/S ’66), Columbus, Ohio at 71.

**Carl Conner (Eng ’62), Swartz Creek, Mich. at 77.

**Thomas Lane (Eng ’67), Perrysburg, Ohio at 82.

**Ruth Thompson (Ed ’67, MEd ’74), Waterville, Ohio at 96.

Dennis Hoffer (UTCTC ’68), Oregon, Ohio at 69.

Karl Kish (Univ Coll ’68), Toledo at 75.

Darius Riggs (Eng ’63), Adrian, Mich. at 81.

Jerry Viles (Eng ’65, Univ Coll ’03), Maumee, Ohio at 80.

Robert Wrobel (Bus ’69), Sylvania, Ohio at 72.


Robert Homier (Bus ’73, MBA ’78), Toledo at 70.

Kim Sutkus (Ed ’76), Elmore, Ohio at 62.

**Carol Elter (Ed ’73), Westerville, Ohio at 67.

Robert Aemmer (UTCTC ’73), Toledo at 69.

Thomas Santoro (Ed ’75), Maumee, Ohio at 65.

Larry Kirchhof (Eng ’79), Pickens, S.C. at 71.

Cheryl Kruczkowski (A/S ’75, MEd ’03), Toledo at 63.

Dr. Jeffrey Rice (A/S ’77), Toledo at 61.

William Brenner (A/S ’74, Law ’76), Stryker, Ohio at 63.

Peter Miller (MBA ’74), Camden, Mich. at 76.


Susan Slovak (MEd ’83, Ed Spec ’85), Oregon, Ohio at 74.

Michelle McCormick (UTCTC ’88), Toledo at 48.

Dr. Robert Kahle (PhD ’80), Monclova, Ohio at 67.


Richard Hunt (Univ Coll ’92), Toledo at 99.


Travis Robertson (Law ’08), Coldwater, Mich. at 33.

Marie Montrie (Univ Coll ’03), Toledo at 59.


*Tiffany Johnson (Bus ’15), at 31.


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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.

**Dr. John K. Estell (Eng ’84) has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education for his outstanding contributions for the society and 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, and significant experience in engineering or engineering technology education. Estell is a professor of computer engineering and computer science in the T.J. Smull College of Engineering at Ohio Northern University in Ada. John Estell photo
Adinolfi 2011 Karen Adinolfi (A/S ’92) has been nominated to the Ohio Women’s Bar Association Board of Trustees. The board promotes leadership, advancement, and interests of women attorneys through professional education, networking, and the exchange of ideas between their members, local bar associations, businesses, and the community. Adinolfi is a partner in Roetzel & Andress LPA’s Akron, Ohio office. Roetzel is a full-service law firm with offices located throughout Ohio and Florida, and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to national and international corporations, closely held and family-run businesses, institutions, organizations and individuals.
Christopher Weisbrod (A/S ’96) has joined the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Values as manager of the Healthcare Value Network, a peer-to-peer learning community of more than 60 healthcare organizations across the US and Canada. He will be responsible for the planning and execution of shared learning events, as well as building network member relationships. Weisbrod
parcher **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.

Raymond Minarovic (MS ’00) joined T & M Associates as an environmental specialist. T & M Associates is a full-service consulting, environmental, engineering and construction management company, headquartered in Middleton, N.J. Minarovic will work out of the Bethlehem, Pa. office. minarovic

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.

Wilcheck *Emily Wilcheck (Bus ’01, Law ’04, MBA ’04) has been nominated to the Ohio Women’s Bar Association Board of Trustees. The board of trustees promotes leadership, advancement, and interests of women attorneys through professional education, networking, and the exchange of ideas between their members, local bar associations, businesses, and the community. Wilcheck is an associate in Roetzel & Andress LPA’s Toledo office. Roetzel is a full-service law firm with offices located throughout Ohio and Florida, and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to national and international corporations, closely held and family-run businesses, institutions, organizations and individuals.

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. white
berman 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. WIEDENHEFTjpg

*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.

Death Notices

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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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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Crooker Jan Crooker (Ed ’71) announced that her painting “Heirlooms” was juried into the OH+5 Ohio Border Exhibition at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. The exhibition serves to promote artists residing in Ohio and the five states that border Ohio; Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
David White (Law ’79) joined the firm Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd., as chief financial officer. Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd., located in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is a leading provider of active-investment-management solutions. White will be responsible for keeping accounting records and preparing financial statements. White

Dr. Scott M. Campbell (MED ’89) is the new co-vice chief of the Firelands Regional Medical Center, located in Sandusky, Ohio. Campbell is board certified in emergency medicine and is the medical director and co-chair for the Department of Emergency Services and past treasurer of the Firelands medical staff.

Nizar-Salhi Nizar Salhi (Eng ’85) is the new Manager of the Middle East Africa Roads & Structures division. In this role, Salhi will lead the continued growth and development of the division’s business and operations.

Brian Bates (MA ’81) was presented with the St. Thomas More Award by The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Colorado. The Guild presents the award to an attorney who exemplifies the intellect, integrity and moral courage of St. Thomas More in service to God, country and profession. Bates specializes in corporate counsel and commercial litigation.

Suzanne Gagle (Bus ’87, Law ’92) has assumed the role of vice president and general counsel of Marathon Petroleum Corp.

Calvin Nichols (UTCTC ’87, Eng ’88) has been appointed senior vice president of Clarion Corporation of America’s OEM Sales. Clarion, headquartered in Cypress, Calif., has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940.

Kevin Veroneau (Ed ’95) is the new girls’ soccer coach at Sidney High School located in Sidney, Ohio. Veroneau

Chris Weber (Law ’92) was named as managing director of the Columbus law firm, Kagler Brown Hill & Ritter. The firm is Central Ohio’s fourth largest law firm with 75 local attorneys.


Bill Pridgeon (MBA ’00) has been promoted to president and chief financial officer of Hylant, one of the nation’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms. In his new role, Pridgeon will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the operational and financial functions of the firm, which includes 14 offices and all related businesses. He is also a member of Hylant’s executive leadership team and board of directors. Hylant is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.

**Amy Hunter (Bus ’05, MBA ’06) recently became an accredited facilitator of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, a national program designed to help individuals and organizations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team in the most approachable, competent, and effective way possible. Hunter is a managing partner of Simmons Group, located in Las Vegas, Nev. Simmons Group provides talent management, strategic planning and executive coaching to clients worldwide.

pepper Elizabeth Pepper (Law ’09) was honored as the 2016 Woman of the Year by the Athens Foundation’s Women’s Fund for her work to represent victims of sexual assault. Pepper is the Athens County Chief Assistant Prosecutor. The Women’s Fund aims to support social, educational and artistic projects aimed at improving the quality of life for low-income women and girls in Athens County, Ohio.

Kenneth J. Laurain (A/S ’01) is the new Monroe County Assistant Prosecutor in Michigan. In this role, his principal duties will include the review and authorization of misdemeanor cases as well as being assigned to the docket of First District Judge Jarod M. Calkins.

Andy Billman (A/S ’02) directed the documentary “Believeland” which was premiered at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The documentary, part of ESPN’s “30 for 30” series, attempts to explain the devotion of Cleveland sports fans through the decades of The Drive, The Fumble, The Shot, and The Decision. Read more about Billman’s work:

Brandon R. Bytnar (Law ’08) is an attorney in the law office of Brandon R. Bytnar, P.L. and was recently selected as a 2016 Top 40 Under 40 Trusts & Estates Lawyer in Florida by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Bytnar has practiced law in Naples, Fla. since 2009 and focuses primarily on estate planning, probate & trust administration, elder law, real estate law, and guardianship. Brandon+Bytnar-1

Candice Harrison (A/S ’01) is the new director of communications for The Toledo Museum of Art. Harrison will be responsible for the museum’s internal and external communications, marketing and online communications, and will be involved in advancing the Museum’s strategic objective to engage more diverse audiences.


*Jasmyne Brandon (Comm/Arts ’15) recently relocated to Charlotte, N.C. to work at Central Piedmount Community College as their program assistant for economic recruitment in the corporate and continuing education department.

Births and Marriages
**Dr. Bill Mies (Phm ’61) and Jim Larson were married on April 2 at the Gamble Plantation in Palmetto, Fla. Mies, a retired professor in the College of Pharmacy and former Associate Dean of Student Affairs at UT and Larson, a retired professor and the first full-time director of what is now the Jesup Scott Honors College at UT, met on campus 41 years ago. Jim reports that he wrote the vows as a former English teacher and that Bill’s ethnic heritage – Ukrainian – determined the garb they wore for their special day. Their wedding was attended by 76 people from all over the world, with many former Toledo students, faculty and staff in attendance. The couple will be moving from Ellenton, Fla., to Sarasota, Fla., in August. output_C68FJu
schwellerMartin *Kristin Schweller (HS ’15) and *Kyle Martin (HS ’15) exchanged vows on May 7, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville, Ohio. Kristin is employed at The University of Toledo and Kyle is an engineer at Owens Illinois Co.
*Robert Michael Wetzel (MED ’16)  and Holly Elizabeth Aselage were married on April 23, 2016 in St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, Ohio. Holly is employed by the Spa at River Ridge in Dublin, Ohio as the artistic director and Robert is a resident physical at Mount Carmel Health Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Columbus, Ohio. wetzel
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Faculty, staff & friends

Dr. Edward C. Kennedy III, Gibsonburg, Ohio at 69. He was a former faculty member in the College of Education.

Sharon Lee (Cichy) Pitney, Maumee, Ohio at 71. She was a former UT employee.

Dr. Michael G. Brattain, Omaha, Neb. at 68. In 1992, Brattain joined MCO as professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and was named acting chair of the department in 1997 shortly before leaving the college.

Delores “Dee” Davis, Temperance, Mich. at 87. She worked in the College of Pharmacy for 17 years and retired as an executive assistant.

*Eugene DeAngelis (A/S ’62), Toledo at 89. He was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary who volunteered in the Pastoral Care Department.

Bruce D. Gregory, Elmore, Ohio at 83. He worked at UT for 21 years. He was appointed controller in 1971 and was named bursar at 1980, the position he retired from in 1992.

Joyce V. Nantz, Kingwood, Texas at 82. She was a UT employee who retired in 1995.

Dr. Richard E. White, Sylvania, Ohio at 90. White joined the UT College of Education as an associate professor in 1967 and was named a professor two years later. In 1971, White was named assistant dean for finance and budget services for three years before he was promoted to associate dean for administration, a position he held from 1975 to 1985. In addition, White served as interim dean of the College of Education for seven months and as chair of the Department of Higher Education for six years. In 1985, he was named director of the John H. Russel Center for Higher Education. He served two terms on Faculty Senate and was vice chair for one year. During his two decades at the University, White was a member of some 50 dissertation committees and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

**Corlene J. Papenfuss (Bus ’68), Perrysburg, Ohio at 89. She was a former UT Medical Center employee.

Greta R. Bradford, Toledo at 60. She worked in ambulatory and transport services at MCO/MUO/UTMC from 1998 to 2012.

Dr. Thuong Le, Ann Arbor, Mich. at 67. The professor of marketing retired in 2015 after 35 years at the University. Le developed and taught classes on e-commerce, supply chain management and international business.

Dr. Sam B. Nadler, Toledo at 76. He was a visiting scholar in the Department of Mathematics from 2007 to 2011.

Matthew Obee, Woodville, Ohio at 56. He was a plumber in the Maintenance Department from 1978 to 2001.

Kurt K. Zimmerman, Toledo at 77. He was a former placement director in the UT Career Services Office. He retired from UT in 1998 after 18 years of service.

**Clark Pringle, Holland, Ohio at 65.


Esther Spearing (Ed ’41), Temperance, Mich. at 96.

*Francis Pizza (Bus ’49), Sylvania, Ohio at 90.


Evelyn Ballogg (Ed ’50), Park Ridge, Ill. at 86.

Nancy Park (Ed ’54), Auburn, Ind. at 83.

Winona Schafer (MEd ’59), Oak Harbor, Ohio at 85.

*Leonard Kreinbrink (Ed ’59, Med ’65), Toledo at 79.

Thomas Burnep (Bus ’53), West Hartford, Conn. at 85.

*Philip Long (Eng ’56, MEng ’60), Largo, Fla. at 81.

Margaret Gow (Ed ’58), Toledo at 79.

Richard Farman (Bus ’50), Bonaire, Ga. at 88.


**Lt. Col. Richard Kury (UTCTC ’69), Boardman, Ohio at 68.

Sharon Webster (Med ’67), Janesville, Wis. at 71.

*JoAnn Bean (Ed ’69, Med ’01), Ottawa Lake, Mich. at 68.

Ahmad Khan (UTCTC ’68), Toledo at 78.

**Barry Liber (Bus ’67), Ottawa Hills, Ohio at 71.

**Corlene Papenfuss (Bus ’68), Perrysburg, Ohio at 89.

Millicent Tropf (A/S ’68), Fort Myers, Fla. at 87.

Richard Harris (Bus ’61), Toledo at 85.

James Liwo (Eng ’66), Toledo at 72.

Ronald Lincoln (UTCTC ’62), Holland, Ohio at 75.


Tom Ley (UTCTC ’76), Delta, Ohio at 75.

Robert Wulf (Eng ’70), Maumee, Ohio at 75.

Margaret May (Ed ’75), Baton Rouge, La at 63.

Frederick Palm (Bus ’73), Toledo at 66.

Thomas Pawlecki (Bus ’71), Waterville, Ohio at 70.

June Edmunds (A/S ’76), Ottawa Hills, Ohio at 92.

Jesse Adams (Ed ’75), Toledo at 77.

Gloria Penn (MEd ’75), Toledo at 71.

Gregg Faunce (UTCTC ’72), Toledo at 64.


Barbara Costic (Univ Coll ’85), Bowling Green, Ohio at 53.

Michael Sexton (Bus ’82), Toledo at 63.

Karen Ramirez (UTCTC ’80), Toledo at 69.

Christie Kennelly (UTCTC ’81), Toledo at 54.

Regan Smith (Bus ’82), Toledo at 56.

Sidney Mallory (UTCTC ’84, Univ Coll ’88), West Chester, Pa. at 56.

Ronald Langenderfer (Bus ’85, Law ’90), Toledo at 65.

David Ringenbach (Bus ’86), Northwood, Ohio at 58.


Kenneth Arquette (UTCTC ’93, Univ Coll ’95), Toledo at 43.

Karen Stack (Bus ’91, Med ’10), Sylvania, Ohio at 49.

Darling Mensing (Ed ’91), Martin, Ohio at 56.

Sandra Reecer (UTCTC ’92), Silver Springs, Fla. at 65.


Brianna Bertok-Schack (NRS ’06, MNRS ’10), Dayton, Ohio at 33.

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*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

**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.


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.

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.


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

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


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.


**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.


**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.


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.


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

Eric Hill (A/S ’97), Toledo at 44.

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


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

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


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