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Arthur LaVerne “Verne” Tiffany (Bus ’55), Paul Winslow (Ed ’55) and their family members met for lunch in Punta Gorda, Fla. in April. This was only the second time that Paul and Verne have had the opportunity to visit with each other since their graduation 60 years ago. Verne resides in Punta Gorda and Paul and his wife, who live in Detroit, happened to be passing through prior to leaving on a European cruise.


Thomas A. Rohr (Law ’68) was named a Top Lawyer in New York State in 2013. Rohr was ranked very high in legal ability and legal ethics in 2014 by Martindale-Hubbell. He also sits on the Monroe County Bar Association Professional Performance Committee in Rochester, N.Y.

**Diana (Dee) H. Talmage (MEd ’65) was honored as a recipient of the Dr. Alice Skeens Outstanding Woman Award, given at the 29th annual Outstanding Women’s Award Ceremony at UT. The award is for excellent service and dedication to the campus community. Talmage is a UT Women and Philanthropy member, UT Foundation Board of Directors member emeritus, UT Alumni Association past president and community volunteer. For her dedication to the University, she received the Blue T Award at Homecoming in 1996. Her community involvement includes serving on the Owens Community College Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors, and she has been elected Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee Woman for Senate District 2 since 2002.


Dr. Steven Yarinsky (RES ’89) was named a Regional Top Doctor for 2014, recognizing him as one of the leading physicians in the Saratoga Springs, N.Y. area. This honor indicates that Yarinsky is a medical leader in the community and metropolitan areas surrounding Saratoga Springs.

LoVerme Dr. Paul LoVerme (RES ’85) has been elected to serve on the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, Inc., board of directors. AAAASF provides accreditation to independent and/or office-based surgery centers that meet and maintain several strict standards of safety and care. LoVerme is a plastic surgeon in Verona, N.J.
Dr. Kenneth Urban (MA ’85) has been selected as the fourth president of West Shore Community College, located in Scottville, Mich. Urban

Denise Hasbrook (A/S ’81, Law ’84) was elected as chair of the board of trustees for Mercy Health – Toledo. Mercy serves the residents of 20 counties in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Hasbrook is a partner at Roetzel & Andress LPA, located in Toledo.

Dr. Patricia A. Relue (Eng ’88) was honored as a recipient of the Dr. Alice Skeens Outstanding Woman Award, given at the 29th annual Outstanding Women’s Award Ceremony at UT. The award is for excellent service and dedication to the campus community. Relue is a professor of bioengineering and director of the undergraduate program in bioengineering in the College of Engineering. She joined the faculty in 1993 and her research applies engineering first principles to solve problems involving biological systems. These include producing ethanol and multispectral imaging of skin for diagnosis of cancer.

Kay Jones Kenetta Kay Jones (Bus ’94) has been elected vice president of community relations for the Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association. Jones is currently the human resources manager for the Rudolph Libbe Group, headquartered in Walbridge, Ohio. Rudolph Libbe is one of the region’s largest contractors and employer of the region’s largest self-perform workforce.

Christopher Camut (Univ Coll ’93) joined Integra Business as their 13th president. Integra is a fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions provider, headquartered in Vancouver, Wash.

Dr. Michele Lambert (PhD ’99) is the new principal of St. Joseph’s Academy, located in Baton Rouge, La. St. Joseph’s Academy is an all-girls Catholic school, established in 1868. Lambert

The Hon. Albert E. Davies III (Law ’91) was sworn in as the Eastern County Division Court Judge in Belmont County, Ohio. Prior to assuming the bench, Davies had an extensive criminal defense practice which involved representation of individuals within the Belmont County court system.

Langley Tina Langley (MEd ’99) is the new head coach of the women’s basketball team at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas. Langley began her coaching career at UT as a graduate assistant, then became a recruiting coordinator. Toledo made three NCAA Tournament appearances during her tenure.

Matt Cleland (Bus ’95) joined the Metroparks of the Toledo Area as deputy director of administration. Cleland will be responsible for supervising the agency’s risk management, volunteer services, and financial operations and investments.

Dr. Judy Beck (MEd ’95, PhD ’97) is the new dean of the school of education at University of South Carolina Aiken. Beck has been on faculty at USC Aiken since 2003. Beck

Jonathan R. DeFosse (A/S ’99) joined the firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP as a partner in the intellectual property litigation practice. DeFosse works in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Bain Janet Bain (Ed ’96) was named as the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year at Penta Career Center. Bain has been an instructor of Cosmetology at Penta since 1991.

Jenny Schaub (A/S ’97) was selected as the new program coordinator for Hancock Saves, an affiliate of America Saves, a national organization focused on helping individuals increase savings and manage debt. Schaub has been involved with Hancock Saves in Findlay, Ohio, since 2008 as part of the volunteer committee, providing advice, assistance and time with the programs offered.

Kim Cutcher (A/S ’99) is now the executive director of the Local Initiatives Support Corp. Located in Toledo, LISC is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity-good places to work, do business and raise children. Cutcher

Marcus Beaumont (A/S ’96) is now a project manager at Vargo, a provider of material handling system integration, software and equipment solutions for major fulfillment and distribution operations. In his role he will manage software installation, oversee projects and maintain client relationships. Vargo is located in Hilliard, Ohio.

Dr. Michelle Grigore (MS ’92, PhD ’99) joined the staff of the Metroparks of the Toledo Area in March as the new director of programming. Grigore worked for the Metroparks from 1986-1999 and served for over 10 years as the director of parks and recreation for the City of Bowling Green, Ohio.

*Lt. Tressa Johnson (UTCTC ’90, Univ Coll ’98, HHS ’04) was honored as a recipient of the Dr. Alice Skeens Outstanding Woman Award, given at the 29th annual Outstanding Women’s Award Ceremony at UT. The award is for excellent service and dedication to the campus community. Johnson is a member of the UT Police Department and joined the staff in 1998. She started the Healthy Boundaries Program that promotes strong relationships among students, and she implemented the UT Police Department’s first domestic violence training program, providing resource materials for all officers.

Hefner Cory Hefner (Ed ’09) is the new varsity football coach at Cory-Rawson High School, located in Rawson, Ohio. Hefner was also hired as a high school math teacher teaching algebra I and II.
Dr. Allison Parkman (MED ’03) has been named medical director of FASTLane Urgent Care by Lane Regional Medical Center, located in Zachary, La. Parkman is a board-certified family medicine practitioner with more than seven years of urgent care and family medicine experience. Parkman
Gamble Rob Gamble (Bus ’04) has joined the real estate team at Bee Gee Realty, located in Van Wert, Ohio. Gamble is very active in the Van Wert community and enjoys spending time with his wife, Nicci, and their two children, Robbie and Jordyn.
Dr. Nicole (Fortier) O’Brien (MED ’02) is a physician in the division of critical care medicine and director of the global health certificate program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. O’Brien is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. She plans to travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to study the epidemiology, treatment and outcome of pediatric traumatic brain injury. Nicole-O'Brien

Pam Dymond (NRSG ’07) recently joined the staff at the Sandusky Wellness Center, located in Sandusky, Ohio. Dymond also works part-time as a nurse practitioner in the emergency departments at Fulton County Medical Center and The University of Toledo Medical Center.

Beth Tischler (Law ’03, MBA ’03) was the featured speaker at the University of Rio Grande Honors Alumni Banquet in March 2015. Tischler has a degree from The University of Rio Grande, located in Ohio, and is currently the City of Maumee, Ohio, law director. As city law director she drafts city policy and procedure, assists with finance and budgetary issues and manages the entire law department for the Maumee.

Eric Benington Eric Benington (MBA ’11) has accepted the position of chief financial officer for the Rudolph Libbe Group. Rudolph Libbe, headquartered in Walbridge, Ohio, is one of the region’s largest contractors and employer of the region’s largest self-perform workforce.
Nathan Elias (VPA ’11) had his short film “The Chest” accepted into the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival, located in Cannes, France. Elias directed, co-wrote and co-starred in the film. The dramatic short is about three dysfunctional siblings battling over their father’s possessions after his death. The Cannes Film Festival is invitation-only and being accepted is one of the most prestigious honors for filmmakers. Elias
Faculty, staff & friends

Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich (current UT faculty) was honored as a recipient of the Dr. Alice Skeens Outstanding Woman Award, given at the 29th annual Outstanding Women’s Award Ceremony at UT. The award is for excellent service and dedication to the campus community. Bryant-Friedrich is an associate professor of medicinal and biological chemistry and director of international pharmaceutical sciences graduate student recruitment and retention in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is a strong advocate for women in science.

Dr. Celia Regimbal (current UT faculty) was honored as a recipient of the Dr. Alice Skeens Outstanding Woman Award, given at the 29th annual Outstanding Women’s Award Ceremony at UT. The award is for excellent service and dedication to the campus community. Regimbal joined the UT faculty in 1986 and serves as chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Regulations and is the UT Faculty Athletic Representative for the NCAA.

Births and Marriages
Sima Albert J. Sima Jr. (Univ Coll ’96) and Rebecca L. Janka announced their engagement and are planning to marry on July 11, 2015.
Natalie Bauer (Bus ’12) and James Dubbert are now engaged and they are planning a wedding for September 26, 2015. Bauer
Spitler *Noelle Spitler (NRSG ’14) and Robert Isphording announced their engagement and will wed on July 25, 2015.
Frederick L. Cooper IV (A/S ’07) and Glenda Judith Vasquez were married on April 18, 2015 at the Chapel Springs Assembly of God in Bristow, Va. Cooper
Garrett Shaundra Janelle Garrett (HHS ’06, OTD ’09) and Oscar Earl Blair Jr. are engaged and plan to wed on April 2, 2016 in Dayton, Ohio.
John Dennis Thobe (Eng ’11) and Carla Ann Meyer were married on May 30, 3015 in the St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, Ohio. Thobe

David E. Long (NSM ’13) and Angela Katterheinrich were joined in marriage on May 23, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, located in St. Marys, Ohio.

Allison Kantner (MEd ’09) and Sean Blomquist were married on April 12, 2014 at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Toledo.

Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Earl W. Apgar, College Station, Texas at 71. Apgar was a former Toledo Public Schools administrator and taught some UT education classes.

Dr. Evelyn F. Baugh, Toledo at 89. She was affiliated with MCO Pediatrics for 21 years. Baugh joined the college of medicine as a clinical associate in pediatrics in 1975. In 1977, she joined the faculty as an instructor and was named an assistant professor in 1980 and an associate professor in 1992. She retired in 1996.

*Dr. John M. Croci (A/S ’69, MED ’72), Key West, Fla. at 68. Croci became a volunteer clinical associate in family medicine in 1975 and was a volunteer clinical associate professor of family medicine from 1978-2009.

Barbara Ann (Hirschle) Karst, Port Clinton, Ohio, and Bonita Springs, Fla. at 77. She was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary and served as its president in 1977. She coordinated the organization’s second cookbook and was the chair of Escapades International IV in 1976.

Dr. Michael J. Magura, Toledo at 71. He joined the faculty in the Department of Economics as an assistant professor in 1969, was named associate professor in 1977 and professor in 1987. Magura served as chair of the department and on the Faculty Senate and the Arts and Sciences Council. In 1992, he was named a Master Teacher. Magura conducted economic forecasting for cities, including Toledo. He retired in 1999 and was named professor emeritus.

Jayna L. Minnich, Toledo at 46. She was a volunteer with the Satellites Auxiliary since 2004.

Joycelyn “Joy” Harrison, Toledo at 68. She started working as a temp as a secretary from 1989-1990 when she was hired as a secretary in Infection Control. In 1992, she moved to Quality Assessment, and she was a secretary in Pediatrics when she retired in 2010.

**Dr. Mary A. Lenkay (RES ’72), Toledo at 93. She joined the faculty at MCO as a clinical instructor of psychiatry after she completed her residency. She was named assistant professor of psychiatry and in 1984, she became a clinical assistant professor and clinical associate professor three years later. In 1994, Lenkay was designated clinical associate professor emerita.

Barbara Wetzel, Toledo at 67. She joined the staff as a custodial worker in 1983 and became a clerk 2 in 1995.

*Dora Schiller (att. 1950), Farmington, Mich.

*Charles Koch (att. 1973), Toledo at 92.


**Beverly Girkins (A/S ’37), Naperville, Ill.


James Geiger (Ed ’48), New Port Richey, Fla. at 95.

James Gilger (Bus ’47), Tavares, Fla. at 92.


Craig Bruns (Bus ’53), Toledo at 84.

Norman Bercher (A/S ’50), at 58.

Herbert Amamoto (Eng ’51), Bethel Park, Pa. at 85.

Mary Maag (A/S ’52), Columbus, Ohio at 86.

*William Shull (Bus ’56), Toledo at 83.


**Rose McDaniel (Ed ’64, MEd ’71, Ed Spec ’75), Toledo at 86. She was a past member of the Alumni Association Board of Trustees.

Terence Lehaney (Eng ’66), Holland, Ohio at 73.

Judith Kauser (Ed ’64), Sarasota, Fla. at 73.

Siegfried Pelwecki (A/S ’68, MEd ’81), Lambertville, Mich. at 73.


Dr. John Moorhead (MED ’72), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. at 69.

Thomas Aubry (UTCTC ’77), Perrysburg, Ohio at 67.

Gary Koester (Ed ’70), Toledo at 68.

Richard Bartkiewicz (Eng ’73), Temperance, Mich. at 79.

Thomas Friend (UTCTC ’74), Toledo at 70.

F. Bercher (Bus ’75, MBA ’80), Toledo at 62.

Walter Hoff (Law ’76), Columbus, Ohio at 67.

Valerie Mikluscak (A/S ’75), Cleveland, Ohio at 62.


Dr. Jerome Hightower (RES ’87), Youngstown, Ohio at 61.

Amy Brehm (MBA ’89), Whitmore Lake, Mich. at 48.

**Dr. William Steers (MED ’80), Charlottesville, Va. at 60. He was named the College of Medicine and Life Sciences Distinguished Graduate for 2013.

Gary George (Bus ’86, MBA ’95), Toledo at 62.

Sara Cottle (Univ Coll ’81), Toledo at 56.

Daniel B. Gerogosian (Bus ’82), Vandalia, Ohio at 53.


Michael Moore (LLSS ’12), Swanton, Ohio at 34.

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Day Dr. Michael Day (MED ’72) wrote a book about his career as a doctor in Lafayette, Ind. His 30-chapter book, “Lessons My Patients Taught Me,” contains many anecdotes about his patients. All proceeds from the book are going to charities and medical organizations.

Dennis J. “Denny” Addis (Bus ’75) has announced his plans to retire in May 2015 from The Andersons Grain Group from his role of president. Addis had a 43-year career with The Andersons, beginning 1971 bagging fertilizer and loading trucks as a part-time employee while a student at UT.

**Ed Ciecka (MA ’73) is stepping down from his position as the Rossford, Ohio city administrator to join his wife in retirement. Ciecka worked for 31 years with Lucas County, where he was the county administrator. He held the position of city administrator in Rossford for 11 years and will remain in the Toledo area to enjoy retirement.

Hal Gregory (Ed ’89) was appointed as Superintendent of Oregon City Schools, located in Oregon, Ohio. Gregory has been with the district for 12 years and has been assistant superintendent since 2008. Gregory
Mack Jonathan Mack (Law ’83) has been selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for its “Nation’s Top Attorneys” recognition. Mack is the vice chairman of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees and executive committee member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors.
Teresa Ghazoul (MED ’85) joined Avita Health System as a medical specialist in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Her office is located in Ontario, Ohio. Ghazoul
Dixon Amy L. Dixon (A/S ’80) published a non-fiction book, “A Hole in the Fence: Getting to the Other Side of Divorce.” The book is about hope and healing after a divorce.
Steve Rhodes (Bus ’85, MBA ’91) has been re-elected as president and chairman of The Touchstone Energy Board of Directors. Touchstone Energy is a national brand associated with nearly 800 electric cooperatives located across the U.S. Rhodes has served on the board since 2010. 2015 Steve Rhodes
Snyder Dr. Timothy Law Snyder (A/S ’81, A/S ’81, MS ’83) was named as Loyola Marymount University’s 16th president. Loyola, located in Los Angeles, Calif., is a private university with 9,400 students. Snyder was vice president for academic affairs at Loyola University Maryland from 2007-2014. He was awarded by the UT College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics as their Outstanding Alum of the Year at Homecoming in 2014.

Celia Williamson (UTCTC ’83, A/S 88) received the Jefferson Award, which honors individuals for community and public service. Williamson was selected from a list of 53 nominees and 15 finalists for her efforts as a social worker to fight human trafficking. She founded the Second Chance Program in 1993 and also secured federal funding to create the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition. UT created the Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute to help educate people across the nation about what she calls modern-day slavery.

Patricia R. Richards (A/S ’83) was elected by her colleagues as the new chair of the board of directors for the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP). Richards is the president and CEO of SelectHealth, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. SelectHealth is a part of one of the nation’s top-ranked integrated health systems, ensuring high-quality healthcare at the lowest possible cost for the community.

Ford Weber (A/S ’83, Law ’87) was hired as director of economic development for the city of Dayton, Ohio. Weber will be responsible for planning, organizing and implementing strategies to build Dayton’s economic base. He will seek to retain businesses in Dayton and attract new investment.

Annette P. Sabo Johnson (Ed ’88) was elected to the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Foundation board of trustees in February 2015. The EMU Foundation operates with the sole mission and purpose of providing additional financial support to students, programs and services on behalf of the University.

Dr. James T. Harris III (Ed ’80) was selected as The University of San Diego’s fourth president since the 1972 merger of the San Diego College for Women and the University of San Diego College for Men and School of Law. The University has over 6,300 students on four campuses in two states and is recognized as one of the nation’s top universities for civic engagement.

Pradeep Saha (Eng ’88, MBA ’91) is the new president and CEO of Horsburgh & Scott, located in Cleveland, Ohio. The company employs about 200 people and is a custom gear and gearbox manufacturer.

*Patricia A. Wise (Law ’85) is a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. The Select Task Force will examine the problem of workplace harassment in all of its forms and look for ways by which it might be prevented and addressed. Wise is one of 16 Task Force members from around the country. She is a partner at Niehaus, Wise & Kalas, located in Toledo, Ohio Wise
Christner Dr. Jennifer Christner (MED ’95) has been named dean of the school of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, located in Houston, Texas.
**Steven Cavanaugh (Bus ’92) is the 2015 recipient of the Business Pacemaker Award from the UT College of Business and Innovation and the Business Engagement and Leadership Council. The Pacemaker Award recognizes an individual for outstanding achievement in business as well as contributions to the community and the University. Cavanaugh is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Toledo-based HCR ManorCare Inc., a healthcare services company with yearly 60,000 employees. He also received the James K. Larson Distinguished Achievement Award from UT’s Jesup Scott Honors College at Homecoming 2013. cavanaugh_steven
Kelly Phillips Kelly Phillips (NRSG ’93, PhD ’06) received an Honorable Mention from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). A CNL is a fast-emerging nursing role developed by the AACN in collaboration with leaders from education and practice to improve the quality of patient care and better prepare nurses to thrive in today’s healthcare system in any setting. Phillips is the program director for the MSN Graduate Entry Clinical Nurse Leader program at the UT College of Nursing.
Sarah Prout (Law ’98) was hired as the executive director of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology. She brings nearly 20 years of advocacy and leadership experience to the position. The Michigan Council of Women in Technology is focused on growing the number of women in the technology fields and making Michigan the top state for women in technology. It supports Michigan’s female IT workforce, students, and corporate partners and provides programs and funds to help educate and engage young female students in IT. Prout

John Stipancich (Bus ’90) was appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Newell Rubbermaid, located in Atlanta, Ga. As chief financial officer, he will be responsible for external reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, internal audit, risk management, information technology and investor relations. Newell Rubbermaid is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products, such as Sharpie, Paper Mate, Calphalon and Rubbermaid.

Chad Yoakam (Ed ’94, Ed ’94, MHHS ’00) is the new clinic director for the Manhattan office location of Excel Physical Therapy. Yoakam specializes in the rehabilitation of lower extremity dysfunction including complex foot and ankle problems.

Phil Kortokrax (MBA ’93) has been promoted to the position of vice president of North American tire operations of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. In this role, he will be responsible for the strategic leadership and growth of all Cooper operations in the U.S. and Canada. Cooper Tire & Rubber is the parent company of a global family of companies that specialize in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of passenger car and light truck tires. They are headquartered in Findlay, Ohio.

*Gino Torio (Eng ’98, MEng ’06) joined Parker Hannifin in the hybrid drive division, located in Columbus, Ohio. Torio will serve as the division program manager and will be responsible for new product introduction projects and product portfolio management. Parker Hannifin, headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, specializes in motion and control technologies, including aerospace, climate control and fluid and gas handling.

Rivera Dr. Lonny J. Rivera (MEd ’00, PhD ’09) took a position as the associate superintendent for the Ohio Department of Education. Formerly Rivera was the superintendent at Oregon City Schools, located in Oregon, Ohio.
Erika Beckman (MEd ’06) has been selected as principal of Erie Huron Ottawa Vocational Education (EHOVE) Career Center, a leading career tech school in Milan, Ohio, for the 2015-2016 school year. Beckman served as an assistant director at EHOVE since 2010. Beckman
Shatnawi Dr. Aymen Shatnawi (PhD ’07) has joined the University of Charleston in the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences as an assistant professor.
Dr. Paul Hong (PhD ’00), the professor of operations management in the UT College of Business and Innovation, wrote “Building Network Capabilities in Turbulent Competitive Environments: Business Success Stories from the BRICs.” The book presents strategies for recognizing the challenges and optimizing the opportunities for building network capabilities and competitive advantage with the context of the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC). PaulHong

Alex J. Adams (Pharm ’07, PharmD ’09) was selected by the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute and the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society as the recipient of the 2015 Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award. This award is presented to a young pharmacist no more than 10 years into his or her career who has demonstrated exemplary leadership accomplishments.

Martha Champa (MEd ’00) was the February 2015 teacher of the month, awarded by Toledo newspaper, The Blade. Champa works in the Washington Local school district with the gifted population.

Matt Smith (Ed ’06) is the men’s varsity basketball coach at Swanton High School, located in Swanton, Ohio. Smith currently serves as the dean of students at the Swanton Middle School.

Mellon Sarah Mellon (MEd ’10) recently joined Michigan State University, located in Lansing, Mich., to serve as the veteran resource representative for the university’s Veterans Resource Center. In this role, she will assist service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents with information and resources necessary to meet their academic, professional and personal goals.
Dr. Greg Guzman (PhD ’14) was appointed as Northwest Ohio’s representative on the Ohio Commission on Hispanic-Latino Affairs. Guzman is the executive director of Central City Ministry for the Toledo Catholic Diocese. He oversees Queen of Apostles and Rosary Cathedral, both K-8 elementary schools. Guzman
Faculty, staff & friends

Ciara Metzoian, Steuart Besley, Julia Brookover, Megan Cunningham and Mackenzie Shiflett (current UT students in psychology) are all members of the UT Psychology Honor’s Society, Psi Chi, and presented at the annual conference of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, Ill. Their presented research is on how individuals’ personal theories about weight and feelings of weight stigma influence self-perceptions and cognitive attention.

Jacob Fox (current UT student in psychology) was awarded the Psi Chi Regional Research Award. This award was given for his research project “Does Choosing Help Everyone?: Examining the Relationships Between Choice, Self-Construal, and Pain.”

Dr. Kamala London (current UT faculty) recently had an article accepted in the journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology. The article is entitled “Development Trends in False Memory Across Adolescence and Young Adulthood: A Comparison of DRM and Memory Conformity Paradigms.”

Jill Brown and Heather Haught (current UT doctoral students in psychology) had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Behavioral Decision-Making. Heather recently took a research position to work at North Carolina Department of Commerce, located at Raleigh, N.C.

Erin Vogel (current UT doctoral student in psychology) won two awards at the Midwest Graduate Research Symposium held on UT’s campus in March. She won the Top Women in STEM award from the Association of Women in Science as well as second place for an oral presentation award.

Births and Marriages
Kundmueller Nicholas Kundmueller (Eng ’05) and Amy Kundmueller (HHS ’05) are elated to announce the birth of their second child, Lorelai Grace Kundmueller, on June 10, 2014. She joins her big brother Clayton to make a family of four.
Matthew R. Clausing (Bus ’06) and Jennifer L. Clausing (HHS ’06, OTD ’09) celebrated the birth of their first child, Nolan Robert Clausing, on December 23, 2014. Nolan
Rohrs Deborah C. Rohrs (Law ’09) and Jeremiah G. Frank were joined in marriage on April 11, 2015 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Defiance, Ohio.
Evan Michael Wolf (Bus ’08) and Brooke Michelle Higdon (CALL ’11) announced their engagement and are currently planning a wedding for August 22, 2015. HigdonWolf
Lyczkowski Ryan Beat (Eng ’02) and Emily Lyczkowski (Bus ’13) are engaged and will wed on August 8, 2015 at Nazareth Hall, located in Grand Rapids, Ohio. Emily is a human resource specialist at UT and Ryan is an electrical engineer at SSOE.
Craig Ewing Soller (Bus ’08, MBA ’09) and Ashley Lin Feher exchanged vows on July 26, 2014 at St. Petri’s Lutheran Church in Toledo. Craig is employed as a financial analyst for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and Ashley is employed as a nurse at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, also located in Columbus. Stoller
Shields Kristi Shields (A/S ’06) and Dave Mehrman were married on October 18, 2014 at Lacuna Artist Lofts in Chicago, Ill. The couple honeymooned in Thailand and resides in Chicago, Ill.
Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Daniel G. Sundberg, Sylvania, Ohio at 60. He was an instructor in the Department of Mathematics since 2004.

Lowell I. Hinkle, Perrysburg, Ohio at 78. He was a former UT instructor.

Dr. Clayton L. Ziegler (Eng ’52, MBA ’67), Waterville, Ohio at 90. Ziegler became a lecturer of mathematics in 1961 and in 1965 became an instructor in engineering technology in the Community and Technical College. He also served as chair of the Engineering Technology Department from 1975-1977 and from 1980-1984. While at UT, he helped develop the bachelor of engineering technology two-plus-two program. He also established four two-year programs: industrial engineering technology in 1969, climate control technology in 1975, plastics engineering technology in 1984 and quality engineering technology in 1987. Ziegler was granted emeritus status in 1987 and continued to teach one term a year until 1996.

Dr. James L. Bailey, Garfield Heights, Ohio at 84. He joined the UT faculty as an associate professor in 1963 and was named a professor 10 years later. In 1968, Bailey and two engineering faculty members were selected by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to conduct research on the effects of earthquakes near nuclear plants. While at UT, he also taught graduate courses at NASA in Cleveland, Ohio. Bailey retired in 1987 and was granted emeritus status and continued to teach one term a year until 1995.

Jeffrey A. Huffman (A/S ’89), Copley, Ohio at 48. As a student he wrote for The Collegian and after graduation he joined the UT staff as an assistant director in the Sports Information Office. In 1995, Huffman moved to the Alumni Relations Office, where he served as assistant director of the annual fund, associate director of alumni relations and director of alumni programming.

Dr. Robert D. Matz, Toledo at 68. He was an assistant professor of educational psychology during the mid-1970s.

Joanne P. Roehrs, Toledo at 82. She was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary who volunteered at the hospital.

John M. “Jack” Ford (Law ’75, MA ’78), Toledo at 67. He was a longtime politician and was Toledo’s first black mayor and a former Democratic leader in the Ohio House of Representatives. He was president of city council for 21 years, and he served as mayor from 2002-2005.

Carole J. Napolski, Toledo at 80. She was hired in 1978 and in 1987 was named assistant manager in the Business Office. One year later, she was named assistant manager of special projects. In 1991, Napolski became special assignments coordinator and left the institution in 1992.

Mary F. Spencer, Toledo at 83. She worked at UT for more than two decades. Spencer was hired as a clerk typist in the Physical Education Department in 1969. Two years later, she was named secretary in the department, where she retired from as secretary II in 1992.

Cheryl A. Wesolowski, Mesa, Ariz. at 59. She was a nurse at MCO from 1976 to 1983.


Phyllis Siskind (A/S ’41, MEd ’59), Toledo at 81.

Jean Wagener (Ed ’49), Naples, Fla. at 88.

Virginia Blakesley (Ed ’42), West Tisbury, Mass. at 94.

Dr. Leo English (A/S ’40), San Jose, Calif. at 96.


**William Hundley (Bus ’53), Ponte Vedra, Fla. at 88.

**Robert Rejent (Eng ’52), Toledo at 86.

Bernard Johnson (Pharm ’50), Marco Island, Fla. at 87.

**Richard Cox (Bus ’53), Whitehouse, Ohio at 84.

Loann Kent (Ed ’58), Naples, Fla. at 80.

Joan Wiley (Bus ’53), Perrysburg, Ohio at 84.


Sandra Meyers (Ed ’64), Yorba Linda, Calif. at 73.

Roger Trudel (A/S ’62), Toledo at 75.

Jacqueline Kirkendall (Ed ’68, MEd ’78), Sylvania, Ohio at 71.

Christopher Hill (UTCTC ’68, Univ Coll ’79), Ida, Mich. at 68.


**Dr. Mary Lenkay (RES ’72), Toledo at 94.

Jane Hillebrand (Law ’79), Livermore, Calif. at 58.

John Kalisz (UTCTC ’76), Holland, Ohio at 74.

Richard Oehlers (UTCTC ’75), Hamilton, Ind. at 77.

Charles Feilhardt (Univ Coll ’75), Toledo at 63.

Kenneth Crots (Bus ’70), Riga, Mich. at 67.

Bonnie Swan (UTCTC ’76), Holland, Ohio at 62.

Gary Osburn (UTCTC ’76), Toledo at 79.


Anne Hasenauer Getz (UTCTC ’87), Toledo at 49.

The Hon. Thomas Bunch (Law ’80), Chillicothe, Ohio at 66.

Linda Castro (UTCTC ’86, A/S ’91), Toledo at 57.

*Mary Spencer (A/S ’87), Toledo at 84.

Rose Lonsway (Univ Coll ’84), Tiffin, Ohio at 71.

Robert Losey (Law ’84), Huntington, W.Va. at 63.

Mark Macksey (Bus ’87), Toledo at 54.


Michael Corey (Bus ’91), Perrysburg, Ohio at 48.

Brian Ueberroth (Ed ’98), Swanton, Ohio at 42.

*James Terry (Ed ’90), Perrysburg, Ohio at 51.

Ellenie Ash-Godwin (Ed ’97), Toledo at 66.

Lori Kohler (Ed ’93), Toledo at 46.


Kristine Grooms (HHS ’01), Toledo at 38.

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**Lifetime Alumni Association Member

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Marie-Vogt **Marie Bollinger Vogt (A/S ’45) will receive the Ohio Arts Council’s Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio in May 2015. Vogt is the founder and artistic director emerita of the Toledo Ballet and has also been honored as an Outstanding Alumna in the College of Arts and Sciences, at the 2009 UT Homecoming Gala.

**Ira Kaplin (Ed ’69) is now the co-owner of the Mason Jar Restaurant in
Mahwah, N. J.

George Palovich (Ed ’60) was awarded first place in the oil painting category at the Glendale, Ariz. Arts Commission Annual Arts Show. His painting is entitled “Spinning Enchantment.” Spinning Enchanment
Goodman **Judge Allan H. Goodman (Law ’74) has authored a novel entitled “Father, Son, Stone.” It is a historical mystery that takes place in Israel.
Dr. Thomas Tusiliak (MED ’80) was honored as the 2014 Humanitarian Physician of the Year by Medina Hospital, located in Medina, Ohio. Tusiliak began a family practice in 1983 and founded Brunswick Family Practice. He has served on the Medina Hospital medical staff for more than 31 years. He also served as chair of the department of medicine and as pediatrics chair at the hospital. Tulisiak
Rutherford Dr. Thomas J. Rutherford (PhD ’86, MED ’89) was named Network Physician Director of Cancer Services at Western Connecticut Health Network. Rutherford is nationally known as an expert in the area of ovarian cancer. Western Connecticut Health Network is located in Danbury, Conn.

Wes Schaub (Univ Coll ’84) served as the Director of Greek Life for 22 years at Case Western Reserve University and recently had the new Greek life office dedicated in his honor. Schaub currently serves as the Director of Greek Letter Organizations and Societies at Dartmouth College.

*Randall Samborn (Law ’82) has joined Levick, a public relations firm, as the senior vice president of the Chicago, Ill. office. Samborn is a former award-winning legal affairs reporter and served for two decades as the spokesman for one of the highest-profile United States Attorney’s Offices in the country. He also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UT College of Law at the 2013 UT Homecoming Gala. Samborn

Christopher “Chip” Protsman (Univ Coll ’93) was named as the new police chief of Kettering, Ohio. His priorities will be community relationships, intelligence-led policing and crime mapping.

DDShaw Dana Drew Shaw (A/S ’94, Law ’98) has joined the Toledo office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in the sports and entertainment practice group.

Dr. Alison (Snyder) Valier (HSHS ’02, PhD ’04) has been elected a Fellow of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Valier is an associate professor in the department of interdisciplinary health sciences at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Mo.

Dr. Michael A. Grandillo (PhD ’06) was announced as the first lay president of Madonna University, located in Livonia, Mich. Madonna is a 4,200-student, liberal arts University.

Dr. Joaquin Gonzales (PhD ’08) was awarded a Beginning Grant-in-Aid from the American Heart Association for his research examining the functional consequences of vascular aging. Gonzales is currently an assistant professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Cheri A. Budzynski (Law ’07) has been appointed to the Ohio State Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct. Budzynski works in the Toledo office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. Budzynski_Cheri_300dpi
Births and Marriages
Stacy Dr. Mitchel Stacy (PhD ’11) and Dr. Meaghan Leddy announced their engagement and are planning a June 2015 wedding on Block Island, R.I. Stacy is employed as a faculty member in the section of cardiology at Yale University School of Medicine.
Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Constance Hayes, Waterville, Ohio at 92. She was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary who volunteered in the MCO gift shop.

D. Michael Collins (Univ Coll ’75, MBA ’98), Toledo at 70. Collins was a visiting associate lecturer of criminal justice from 1999 to 2011. He served as director of the Ohio Police Corps, a state academy funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Collins was the mayor of Toledo at the time of his passing.

Silvio “Sil” Cornachione, Mentor, Ohio at 87. He coached the running backs during Toledo’s undefeated seasons from 1967-1970.

**Dr. Robert E. Forche (Pharm ’53), Toledo at 83. Forche was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary who volunteered in the Pastoral Care Office at the UT Medical Center.

Dr. Gloria R. Freimer (PhD ’82), at 87. She joined the UT faculty as an instructor of composition and then became an education specialist in University Libraries in 1981. Freimer was named coordinator of bibliographic instruction in 1990. She served on several committees, including the University Authors Exhibit Committee.

Dr. Charles F. Kahle, Perrysburg, Ohio at 84. Kahle was an assistant professor of geology at UT from 1963-1965.

Dr. Thaddeus W. “Ted” Kurczynski, Akron, Ohio at 74. In 1981, he joined the department of pediatrics as an associate professor with a joint appointment in neurosciences. Kurczynski added a joint appointment in obstetrics and gynecology in 1987. He was promoted to professor in 1994 and added another joint appointment, medicine and pathology, in 1996. He retired from the University in 2006.

Carol Christiansen (NRSG ’87), Toledo at 69. She taught nursing courses at MCO.

John “Jack” F. Finch, Maumee, Ohio at 72. Finch was a former instructor in the Community and Technical College.

James T. Hodges (Univ Coll ’85), Toledo at 85. He was hired as a plant maintenance engineer in the physical plant in 1976. Two years later, Hodges was named facilities building technician in continuing education. In 1986, he became curator in physics and astronomy, the position he retired from in 1989.

Dr. Narpat S. Panwar, Williamson, W. Va. at 70. Panwar was a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at MCO from 1982-1984.

Dr. Lorean Roberts, Sylvania, Ohio at 83. Roberts was a professor emerita of counselor and human services education. She joined the UT faculty as an assistant professor in 1972 and was promoted to associate professor in 1976 and professor in 1986. As chair of the counselor and human services department, Roberts developed doctoral-level courses for students interested in specializing in group work, as well as classes for graduate and undergraduate students. She founded UT’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota International honor society for counselors, and served on nearly 20 UT committees and as president for the Ohio Association for Specialists in Group Work. Roberts retired from the University in 1988.

Dr. James L. Bailey, Garfield Heights, Ohio at 84. He joined the UT faculty as an associate professor in 1963 and was named a professor 10 years later. In 1968, Bailey and two engineering faculty members were selected by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to conduct research on the effects of earthquakes near nuclear plants. While at UT, he also taught graduate courses at NASA in Cleveland, Ohio. The longtime Toledo resident who lived in Old Orchard, served as chairman of the department of mathematics as well as on curriculum and departmental committees. Bailey retired and was granted emeritus status. He continued to teach one term each year until 1995.

Jeff Huffman (A/S ’89), Copley, Ohio at 48. He joined the UT staff as an assistant director in the sports information office in 1990. In 1995, Huffman moved to the alumni relations office. Over his nine years in alumni relations, he served as assistant director of the annual fund, associate director of alumni relations and director of alumni programming.

Dr. Robert D. Matz, Toledo at 68. Matz was an assistant professor of educational psychology during the mid-1970s.

Joanne P. Roehrs, Toledo at 82. She was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary who volunteered at the hospital.

**Dorothy Ahrberg Damm (att. 1941), Toledo at 96.

*Leo Flury (att. 1945), Clearwater, Fla. at 93.

*Anne Flury (att. 1947), Clearwater, Fla. at 89.


**Muriel Applebaum (A/S ’42), Toledo at 95.

Mildred Biser (UTCTC ’42), Orangeburg, S.C. at 93.

Lillian Miller (UTCTC ’43), Toledo at 92.


Loretta Bodette (A/S ’56), Sylvania, Ohio at 82.

Eleanore Minor-Burgie (Ed ’54, MEd ’85), Toledo at 83.

*Marie Halcli (A/S ’53), Lombard, Ill. at 87.

*Carl Hibscher (Eng ’50), Edgewood, Ky. at 89.

Dr. John Vorbau (A/S ’59), San Juan Capistrano, Calif. at 78.


Richard Kwapich (Bus ’64), Toledo at 86.

*Duane Boyer (Eng ’60), Cleveland, Ohio at 81.

Carol Michalak (Ed ’66), at 72.


George Bush (A/S ’78), Toledo at 60.

E. Luella Kabat (Ed ’72), Maumee, Ohio at 86.

James Hoffman (A/S ’75), Pinehurst, N.C. at 63.

Dr. Otto Froehlich (MS ’73), Decatur, Ga. at 64.

**James Randall (UTCTC ’73), Petersburg, Mich. at 63.

Graeme James (Bus ’72), Findlay, Ohio at 84.


John Fink (A/S ’88), Maumee, Ohio at 73.

Edward Kowalski (A/S ’83), Maumee, Ohio at 83.

Rev. James Roth (MEd ’85), Toledo at 62.

William Bass (Law ’89), Chicago, Ill. at 60.

Susan Mag (MEd ’87), Holland, Ohio at 79.


Dr. Masangu Shabangi (PhD ’99), Glen Carbon, Ill. at 49.

Carol Raschke (Univ Coll ’98), Cookeville, Tenn. at 77.

Marlaine Gauthier (MEd ’96), Toledo at 59.

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George Palovich (Ed ’60) won first place in the oil painting category at the Glendale, Ariz. Arts Commission Annual Arts Show. His award-winning painting is an image of his friend Herbert Woodward Martin (A/S ’64) and words from his book “The Log of the Vigilante,” a series of poems on the slave ship Vigilante.


**Michael H. Ebner (A/S ’64) will complete his two-year term in the spring, as president of Congregational Solel, a reform synagogue in Highland Park, Ill.

**Dr. Lance A. Talmage (Eng ’60) was presented with the 50-year award from the Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County. Talmage is a past president of the academy.

Border **Dr. David A. Border (Eng ’76, MEng ’77, PhD ’86) became interim chair of the engineering technologies department at Bowling Green State University in October 2014. Dr. Border has served as a professor at BGSU since 1998.

Mary Arquette (A/S ’70) was appointed as a board member to the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund. This is a need-based scholarship program for children in grades kindergarten through eighth.

Ellen Columber (UTCTC ’77, Univ Coll ’79) retired as sergeant for the Maumee Police in January 2015.

**Robert Wadas (UTCTC ’77, Eng ’78) was named vice president of the Toledo Regional Architects, Contractors, and Engineers board of directors for 2015-16.

Jean M. Heartline (Eng ’83) is a new shareholder and vice president in the firm The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. Heartline joined MSG in 1989 and now manages a staff of 24 transportation engineers in the Maumee, Ohio office. She is the president of the Northwest Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies, a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the American Society of Highway Engineers. Hartline, Jean_MG_6650 copy
sarks James Sarks (UTCTC ’84) was voted into the office of president of the Ohio Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Sarks has worked in the architectural field for 30 years. In 2012, he joined the jdi group, Inc., located in Maumee, Ohio. The jdi group, Inc. specializes in the design of engineering processes, systems, and facilities for the automotive, food, manufacturing, refining, institutional, and commercial markets.
The Hon. Martin D. Burchfield (A/S ’83, Law ’86) was selected by Ohio Governor John Kasich to serve as Van Wert County Common Pleas Judge. He took office in February 2015 and will then run for election in November 2016 to retain the seat. Burchfield
Lymanstall *David Lymanstall (A/S ’88, MEd ’91, NRSG ’06) fulfilled a dream and was a volunteer for the 2015 Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska. Lymanstall helped to line up around 1,280 dogs at the ceremonial start in Anchorage and again at the official start in Fairbanks. He thinks working in a different volunteer role at one of the many checkpoints along the race route is something he might consider in the future. Lymanstall is director, graduate nursing advisor, and also an Instructor in the College of Nursing. He is also a published poet, he paints and draws, and he plays the bodhran (Irish drum) and the fiddle.
Pradeep Saha (Eng ’88, MBA ’91) has been appointed president and CEO of Horsburgh & Scott, a world leader in large gear manufacturing, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Saha previously served as the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. Saha

*The Hon. Gene Zmuda (A/S ’81, Law ’84) has been elected as the presiding judge of the Lucas County Common Pleas Court for 2015. The presiding judge is responsible for conducting an annual meeting of the Common Pleas Court judges and assigns judges on a temporary basis to serve in other court divisions as required.

Dr. Paul LoVerme (RES ’85) has been named a ’top doctor’ in New Jersey Monthly Magazine for the 12th year in a row. LoVerme is a board certified plastic surgeon in Verona, N. J.

Greer The Hon. Kevin Greer (Law ’80) has served as Highland County Common Pleas Court Juvenile and Probate Division Judge for the past 18 years. He was sworn in for another six years in January 2015 by his son, Ross Greer, the assistant prosecutor.

Dr. Jane Anne Long (Bus ’89) was hired as the director of professional development for the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Long has more than 20 years of professional experience managing, implementing, and teaching new and emerging online technologies.

Dr. James Greene (MED ’81) has been appointed deputy director for the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics at the California Department of Public Health, located in Sacramento, Calif.

Mark German (Ed ’88) was inducted to the Bronson, Mich. High School Hall of Fame. He earned four varsity letters in basketball. German played on the UT varsity basketball team for four years and was twice named the Mid-American Conference player of the week. He was also the team captain in 1988. German
Huffman Dr. Steve Huffman (A/S ’87, A/S ’88, MED ’92) was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 131st General Assembly during a ceremony at the Statehouse in January. He represents the 80th District, which includes Miami County and portions of Darke County.

Matt Lohr (Bus ’88) has accepted the position of business development manager in GEM Energy’s HVAC service division. He is responsible for managing the new business development team and growing GEM Energy’s HVAC maintenance business in Northwest Ohio. GEM Energy is a member of the Rudolph Libbe Group of companies.

George Kral (UTCTC ’93) was promoted to police chief for the city of Toledo. One of Kral’s primary goals is to improve and retain trust between the community and the police department. He plans on holding quarterly meetings in various neighborhoods, visiting businesses and walking through main corridors of all neighborhoods visiting with residents. Kral

Patrick A. Ouellette (A/S ’93) was ordained as a permanent deacon in January 2015 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington, Va. Ouellette currently serves as an information technology specialist at the Law Library at the Library of Congress.

**Christina Dake (Ed ’99, MEd ’04) was named teacher of the month at Whitmer High School in Toledo. She won the University of Toledo Outstanding Health Education and Physical Education Student Award in 1999, led the Whitmer staff to win the Bronze Buckeye Best Award in 2002, and the Silver Buckeye Best Award in both 2006 and 2007. She was recognized as the 2008 School Health Educator of the Year by the American School Health Association, and led the Whitmer staff to win the 2009 National Apple Award given by the American Association for Health Education. She has presented at both The University of Toledo and Eastern Michigan University, and is a member of ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), and the American School Health Association.

Justin M. Croniser (A/S ’97, Law ’05) was elected to partner by Alliott Group Legal Member Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP. Croniser focuses his legal practice in the area of complex commercial litigation. He works out of the Cleveland, Ohio office.

Julie Beale (A/S ’96, MEd ’13) was named teacher of the month at Bowsher High School in Toledo. Beale was one of eight teachers to volunteer to plan, organize, and teach in Bowsher’s Freshman Academy. A new, district-wide initiative, the Freshman Academy is designed to provide additional academic opportunities, social and emotional support and collaborative teaching and learning for Bowsher’s freshman.

Paul Syring (Law ’90) has been elected Lucas County Bar Association president. Syring is currently general counsel for the City of Toledo. He was previously a deputy mayor overseeing economic development for Toledo.

Kristen Krueckeberg (Eng ’90) was promoted to senior project manager at the jdi group, Inc., a Maumee, Ohio architectural and engineering firm.

Reiss John Reiss (Bus ’04) is the executive director of the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Reiss is a former Army Signal Corps officer and served in Kuwait and Iraq. He was previously the intake and admissions coordinator for the Wade Park Veterans Domiciliary, which provides housing for homeless vets.

Jeffrey Webb (Law ’05) was promoted to partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, a global legal practice with more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Webb is based in San Antonio, Texas and concentrates his practice on complex and high-stakes litigation, including energy (oil and gas), product liability and commercial litigation.

Matthew Ward (A/S ’01) was promoted to the vacant position of warehouse supervisor with the Lucas County Board of Elections. He previously served as a voting machine technician and field operations. The warehouse is used to store voting machines and other equipment.

Drew Nitschke (Law ’00) was appointed as a board member to the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund. This is a need-based scholarship program for children in grades kindergarten through eighth.

Dr. Chris Goliver (MED ’00) was named as the medical director of Mercy’s stand-alone emergency room in Perrysburg, Ohio. Goliver is an emergency-room physician at the Perrysburg facility. He will also oversee a similar facility slated to open in 2015 in Sylvania, Ohio.

Jason Graven (A/S ’09, MBA ‘12) currently works for the Department of Ohio American Legion as the director of internal affairs.

Dr. Janet E. Rozick (PhD ’09) has been hired as the executive director of the Maumee Valley Historical Society, which operates the Wolcott Heritage Center in Maumee, Ohio.

Brian Lauderman (UTCTC ’02, Eng ’05) was named project manager for the jdi group, Inc., a Maumee, Ohio architectural and engineering firm.

**Dr. Henry Housam Naddaf (MPH ’90, MED ’06) was inducted as the 157th president of the Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County.

Mark Smith (Law ’11) is a new attorney with Oglesby Ltd. Attorneys & Counselors at Law, located in Sandusky, Ohio. Smith_0

Christopher Worrel (Law ’11) joined Howard & Howard Attorneys in Royal Oak, Mich. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as in-house counsel for a major manufacturer of photovoltaic devices.

Dr. Muhammad Hameed (RES ’12) joined the medical oncology/hematology team at the West Michigan Cancer Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Elizabeth Sundburg (Bus ’10) has joined J.M. Wilson as content and social media facilitator. She will lead the development and implementation of social media and content marketing efforts to build awareness, generate customer traffic and market products and services. J. M. Wilson, located in Portage, Mich., is an insurance company providing specialty insurance products to independent agents.

Brad Klippstein (Eng ’11) has been announced as controls product specialist at Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing. Klippstein is based out of Charlotte, N.C.

David J. Fournier (Law ’13) joined the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP as an associate in the employee compensation and benefits practice group. Fournier will work out of the firm’s Toledo office.

Markus Rasmus (MBA ’12) was appointed as a board member to the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund. This is a need-based scholarship program for children in grades kindergarten through eighth.

Jeremiah Simpson (Eng ’10) was named manager of the electrical engineering department of the jdi group, Inc., a Maumee, Ohio architectural and engineering firm.

Faculty, staff & friends
Palermo Jerry Palermo (current UT student) is a fourth-year international business and professional sales major. Palermo authored his first book, “Leadership Overhaul: Discover Yourself, Understand Others, Impact the World,” in October 2014. The book explores personality types and traits that comprise a good leader, how to nurture those traits in yourself, and how to apply yourself as a leader in the world. Palermo’s book is available for purchase on Amazon.
Births and Marriages
Natalie Scarsella (LLSS ’12, Ed ’12) and Alex Friend (NSM ’12) announced their engagement and are planning a wedding on July 25, 2015 at St. Charles Church in Boardman, Ohio. Scarsella is employed as a Spanish teacher for Canal Winchester Schools in Canal Winchester, Ohio. Friend is employed as a claims adjuster for Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio. Friend

*Sarah E. Bialecki (OTD ’14) and Benjamin A. Roe are engaged and planning an October 2015 wedding. Bialecki is employed by Heartland-HCR ManorCare in Toledo and her future groom is a production operator at Chrysler Jeep in Toledo.

RobertFiala Dr. Robert Fiala (MED ’11) and Rachel Franklyn announced their engagement and plan to wed in 2016. Fiala is currently finishing his residency in anesthesiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla. Franklyn begins her residency in Ob-gym in June.

Lauren Elizabeth Notario (HSHS ’10) and Ian Scott Hopkins (current UT student) announced their engagement and plan to wed on June 6, 2015. Notario is a speech pathologist at Hicksville Elementary School in Hicksville, Ohio and is also a speech pathologist at Encore in Toledo and Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital in Monroe, Mich. Hopkins is a Toledo firefighter and paramedic.

Courtney Holbein (Bus ’11) and Eric Neumeier (NRS ’11) were united in marriage on October 25, 2014 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Silver Spring, Md. The couple resides in Annapolis, Md. EricandCourtneyNeumeier

Sarah Scorziello (Bus ’07) and Anthony Merritt (Eng ’10) are engaged to be married. They are planning a February 14, 2016 wedding. Scorziello is a sourcing analyst at La-Z-Boy and Merritt is a product quality engineer at Tenneco.

HatleyMelone Rebecca L. Melone (Law ’12) and Charles D. Hatley (Law ’13) are now engaged and plan to wed in December 2016. Melone is the principal attorney of Melone Law, P.C. based in Northern Va. and Hatley is a senior attorney at Hanover Law, P.C. based in Washington, D.C.
*Kyrsten Kachmarik (Bus ’09) and Tim Vargo (Eng ’09) were married on June 29, 2014. The couple visited UT’s main campus to take their wedding pictures and were even able to have a few taken in the Glass Bowl and the William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion. Kachmarik now works as a customer service representative at Nemsys in Toledo and Vargo is an assistant project manager at SSOE in Toledo. Vargo
Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Diane L. Hymore, Toledo at 58. She was the longtime executive assistant for former UT President Dr. Lloyd Jacobs. She joined the MCO staff in 2001 as team coordinator in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Two years later, Hymore moved to the President’s office. In 2004, she was named administrative associate and later that year administrative assistant to the president. In 2012, she was named director of administrative operations for the president and the senior leadership team. She was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2012 and left the University in 2013. To honor Hymore, the University created an award in her name. She received the inaugural Diane Hymore Exemplar of Excellence Award in 2013. The recognition is presented annually to an individual whose work defines the core values of UT in Hymore’s spirit of support, encouragement and service.

Shirley R. Majeski, Sylvania, Ohio at 85. She was a custodian at UT from 1981 until her retirement in 1993.

Dr. Barbara L. Straus, Sylvania, Ohio at 64. She was clinical assistant professor of pediatrics from 1995 to 2009 and Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics. Straus was a pediatrician who worked at several practices, including Airport Highway Pediatrics.

**Dr. Mary Louise Glen (MEd ’62, Ed Spec ’74, PhD ’77), Toledo at 84. She taught at UT for more than four decades. Glen was a graduate assistant in the College of Education in 1961 and in the junior college one year later. She became an instructor in education and in general studies in 1962. In 1967, she was a professor of social studies in the Community and Technical College. Glen was named chair of the General Studies Department in 1978 and later taught social sciences. In 1999, the professor moved to the Sociology Department, where she also was an undergraduate advisor until 2002. She served on faculty senate and was a member of the UT Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

*George Isaac, Bryan, Ohio at 91. Isaac was a longtime benefactor of the Medical College of Ohio. He donated more than $1 million to MCO/Medical University of Toledo for the Isaac Presidential Scholarship. In 2006, Isaac gave $1 million to show support for both the new surgery center and the merger between MUO and The University of Toledo. The institution honored him by naming the facility the George Isaac Minimally Invasive Surgery Center. He served on the MCO Board of Trustees from 1987-1996 and was chair from 1991-1996, and was a past member of the MUO Foundation Board of Trustees. He was chair of the Isaac Corp., a scrap iron and metal business and president of Isaac Property Co., a real estate development company. Isaac was a past president of the Bryan, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, a charter member of the Bryan Area Foundation, and past president of Bryan Properties, which developed the Bryan Industrial Park. Over the years, he was recognized for his leadership, generosity and community involvement. He was selected as the Master Entrepreneur of the Year of Northwest Ohio, was named Outstanding Philanthropist by the Northwest Ohio Society of Fundraising Executives, and was a member of the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.

Dr. Claudette M. Konzen, Holland, Ohio at 78. She helped staff the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic on the Health Science Campus. She also worked with UT physical medicine and rehabilitation residents.

Dr. Gerald Stark, Toledo at 88. He assisted with the development of the Surgery Department at MCO, where he served as a volunteer faculty member for several years starting in 1968. In 1999, Stark was named clinical professor emeritus of surgery.

Donald L. Beachey, at 72. He was a staff nurse at MCO from 1981 until his retirement in 2002, where he worked in Surgical Intensive Care.

Donald R. Cowell, Sylvania, Ohio at 65. He was hired as a custodial worker in 2006 and became a building finishes technician in 2007. One year later, he was named a maintenance repair apprentice and in 2010 became a building maintenance repair journeyman, the position he retired from in 2014.

Odessa M. Dodd, Southfield, Mich. at 83. She is a former licensed practical nurse at MCO. She was hired in 1976 to work in Nursing Services and was in Ambulatory Services when she left in 1993.

Patricia A. Manger, Temperance, Mich. at 73. She is a former UT employee.

Merle G. (Nelson) Runkle, Toledo at 91. She was hired as a secretary for the Chemistry Department in 1967. Five years later, she became secretary to the vice president of academic affairs. In 1973, she started working for the executive vice president. Runkle retired in 1983.

Bruce G. Sinner, Maumee, Ohio at 91. Sinner was a former instructor who taught photography classes at the University.


Richard Fuller (Ed ’49), Mount Gilead, Ohio at 88.

Antoinette Meyer (Ed ’48), at 63.

Eunice Limmer Thom (Bus ’40), Holland, Ohio at 97.

Jean Sherer (A/S ’43), Toledo at 93.


Joseph Cappello (Pharm ’52), North Canton, Ohio at 87.

George Lindeman (Ed ’50), Toledo at 65.

Leland Tadlock (Bus ’57), Macomb, Mich. at 85.

David Diller (Bus ’50), Milwaukee, Wis. at 81.

*Richard Bensman (Eng ’52), Marco Island, Fla. at 85.

Alvin Beitelschess (Eng ’50), Carmel, Ind. at 89.

Parviz Boodjeh (Pharm ’54), Independence, Ohio at 88.


Donald Mowry (Ed ’65), Republic, Ohio at 73.

Alan Simmons (MEng ’62), Temperance, Mich. at 80.

Roger Blair (Law ’68), New Albany, Ohio at 72.

Judith Coci (Ed ’63), Toledo at 75.


Dr. Irving Kipnis (PhD ’72), Ellicott City, Md. at 69.

Dr. Thomas Spalding (A/S ’77, A/S ’77), La Habra Heights, Calif. at 61.

**Dr. Jerrold Smith (MED ’77), Newport, Minn. at 66.


Kathleen Landon (Univ Coll ’81), Elmore, Ohio at 81.

Tamara Amidon (A/S ’80), Sylvania, Ohio at 58.

Lillian Hackney (Univ Coll ’83), Pickerington, Ohio at 80.


Louis Ocker (Ed ’91), Sylvania, Ohio at 60.

Steven Taylor (UTCTC ’95, Eng ’01), Holland, Ohio at 43.

Michael Chamberlin (MEd ’95), Perrysburg, Ohio at 57.

Dr. Thomas Michaud (PhD ’90), Winter Park, Fla. at 55.


Dr. Michael Homsher (PhD ’00), Mount Blanchard, Ohio at 71.

Naomi Brown (A/S ’03), at 87.


Gregory Smith (Ed ’13), Saint Clair Shores, Mich. at 24.

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Rochelle Larry Rochelle (Ed ’62, Ed Spec ’80) has published “Chilly Dogs,” a thriller in the Palmer Morel mysteries series. In this book, Carolina politics skewer tennis pro Palmer Morel like a hot dog on a stick. Mobster Chucky Minori adds the chili sauce as the election tips the power to the right-wing crazies and what the crazies want is control, cash and corpses.

Michael Ayre (MBA ’86) has accepted the position of director of human resources at Wacker Chemical Corporation, located in Adrian, Mich.

Kris Berger Long (A/S ’87) has been named executive director and chief development officer for the Scholars of Toledo Foundation, which promotes public education through supplemental funding for Toledo Public Schools.

Kevin Jaworski (UTCTC ’88, Eng ’92) was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame for St. Paul High School, located in Norwalk, Ohio. He is a state wrestling champion and also earned three letters in football.

Stephen S. Christie (A/S ’94, MBA ’01) published “Not Really “Of” Us: Why Do Children of Christian Parents Abandon the Faith,” in September 2014. In the book, Christie discusses why children raised as Christians often leave their faith when they are in their 20s. He explains how parents can help children who are questioning their faith, and how they might help children who have already left their religion to re-connect to it. ChristieBook

Aaron Nolan (A/S ’94) is a director in the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office. He received a hostage negotiation pin during the year-end awards ceremony in December.

Hewitt, Christopher Christopher Hewitt (Bus ’90) was announced as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. Hewitt is an attorney with Tucker Ellis LLP, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Super lawyers is a rating serve of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

Lisa Shumpert (UTCTC ’96) is a corrections officer with the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office and was awarded as officer of the month for December 2014.

The Hon. Peter Gerken (Univ Coll ’91) was named to three County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) positions, including co-chair of the new Water Quality Task Force. CCAO is an association of county commissioners of the 88 counties in Ohio. It is run by a board of directors consisting of 35 elected county commissioners from throughout the state. Gerken will serve a two-year term on the CCAO’s board of directors and was named as chair of the Metropolitan and Regional Affairs Committee and as co-chair of the water unit. As co-chair of the Water Quality Task Force, Gerken will have a hand in one of the most pressing issues facing Northwest Ohio and beyond. Gerken

Sonya Randall (Univ Coll ’96, MA ’03) is a deputy sheriff in the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office and was awarded as officer of the year for 2014. Randall also received a field training officer pin during the year-end awards ceremony in December.

mattplezia Matt Plezia (A/S ’94, MA ’96) was named as the new director of master planning for the Port of Long Beach, Calif. Plezia has been a harbor department employee for 17 years. He joined the Port of Long Beach in 1997 as a trade analyst and moved to planning in 2002. He was promoted to manager of master planning in April 2013.
Hossain Khaled (Bus ’97) was elected president of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Bangladesh. Khaled is the chairman of Bangladesh Finance and Investment Company Ltd. and City Brokerage Limited. He is also managing director of AG Automobiles Ltd. and Anwar Jute Spinning Mills Ltd. as well as director of Anwar Group of Industries, The City Bank Limited, BD Finance Capital Holdings Ltd. and BD Finance Securities Ltd. khaled

Mike Shrewsberry (UTCTC ’94) is a deputy sheriff in the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office and was given a field training officer pin during the year-end awards ceremony in December 2014.

Scott Jaworski (UTCTC ’97) was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame for St. Paul High School, located in Norwalk, Ohio. He is a state wrestling champion and advanced to state twice, winning the 138-pound title as a senior. He also lettered four years in football.

KSwanson Kory Swanson (Law ’93) was promoted to the position of president and CEO of the John Locke Foundation, located in Raleigh, N.C. The John Locke Foundation was created as an independent, nonprofit think tank that works for truth, for freedom, and for the future of North Carolina. Swanson will help to carry out the vision of the foundation to help North Carolina have responsible citizens, strong families, and successful communities committed to individual liberty and limited, constitutional government.
David Eichenberg (A/S ’97) was awarded first place for his portrait “Doug” at the Toledo Area Artists’ exhibition in November. Eichenberg has a studio in a 19th-century building near the High Level Bridge in Toledo. He has been a finalist in such prestigious contests at the Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian Institution and the BP Award Exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery in London. Eichenberg-Doug

Jonathan “Jon” Ewald (Bus ’04) joined Sutton Bank as assistant vice president, commercial/aglender. Ewald has 10 years of agriculture lending experience and extensive knowledge of USDA and other government programs from his time with the Farm Service Agency. His office is in Attica, Ohio.

Sara Martino (HHS ’03, MPH ’04, MHHS ’07) received the 20 Under 40 Leadership Award for contributions to her community. Martino is a physician assistant in the emergency department at the UT Medical Center. One of her community contributions includes her involvement with the Junior League for eight years, where she currently serves as sustainer representative to the volunteer resources council and has served as the nominating and placement chair and board secretary.

McVey Dr. Ann McVey (PhD ’08) announced her retirement as Bowling Green City Schools’ superintendent, a position she has held since 2011. She has worked for Bowling Green Schools for 35 years. She joined the school system in 1980 as a tutor for students with learning disabilities. She was a seventh-grade teacher at the middle school for nearly 19 years, director of special education and gifted services for six years, and assistant principal at the middle school for a year. McVey had previously served as assistant superintendent of student services.

Cindy Ursell (A/S ’04) has been promoted to be the new director of sales and marketing of the YES-FM Radio Network, located in Toledo.

Dr. Stephen M. Wojdyla (RES ’01, MS ’02) has joined Lima Dental Associates, located in Lima, Ohio. Wojdyla is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, Toledo Dental Society and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a published author. Wojdyla
Hanna Stephanie Hanna (Bus ’01) is the new treasurer for Monroeville Local Schools in Ohio. The school board voted unanimously to hire her. She has shown creativity and enthusiasm to excel as the district’s treasurer.

Dustin D. Godenswager (A/S ’10) joined the firm McGlinchey Stafford, located in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an associate and handles consumer financial services, focusing on lender-related regulatory compliance matters.

Kelley Saam (Ed ’12) joined the Au Glaize Real Estate Co., located in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Saam has 13 years of experience working in the preschool field and has spent the last year working at Wapakoneta Elementary School. Saam
Zysik Dr. Meghan Zysik (MED ’10) joined The Albany Medical Center in N.Y. as an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Zysik has an interest in contraception and family planning, abnormal bleeding and minimally invasive techniques for treatment.
Births and Marriages
Jamie Doster (MHSHS ’11) and Christopher Szulc announced their engagement and are planning a June 2015 wedding. Doster is employed at Bexley City Schools in Bexley, Ohio and her fiancé is employed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. DOSTER_SZULC_ENG
Yosay Dr. John Martin Yosay (MED ’08) and Nora Katherine Ackermann announced their engagement in December. The couple is planning a May 2015 wedding in Virginia Beach. Yosay is a lieutenant commander and chief medical officer at Boone Clinic in Virginia Beach and his fiancé is a lieutenant junior grade stationed on the USS Gunston Hall in Virginia Beach.
Anthony Jania (Pharm ’10) and Allie Lisabeth Rothman exchanged vows on September 21 at Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg, Ohio. Jania works in information technology for Shopmetrics Inc. in Toledo and Rothman is a marketing director for Chick-Fil-A in Toledo. RothmanJania

Amy Lutman (Ed ’09) and Jeffrey McMahon announced their engagement and are planning a June 20, 2015 wedding in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Jim Sherman (Eng ’64) and Mary Jo Sherman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 30. They will celebrate with their children and grandchildren in Vail, Colo. in August 2015.

Caption goes here Michael Wahl (Law ’10) and Stephanie Lorentz were married on August 9, 2014 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Defiance, Ohio. Michael is an attorney at Clemens, Korhn, Liming & Warncke, Ltd., in Defiance, Ohio and Stephanie is a business banking specialist at First Federal Bank in Defiance.
Curt Baden (Bus ’07) and Jennifer Sutter announced their engagement in December and are planning a June 2015 ceremony at Providence Lutheran Church in Holland, Ohio. Sutter is a technical recruiter with OtterBase and Baden is a national account manager at ECCO Group. The couple resides in Holland, Ohio. Baden
Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Dale Beaudry, Toledo at 92. He worked at UT for three decades. He joined the staff as a carpenter in 1947 and resigned in 1951 to rejoin the U.S. Navy for the Korean War. He was rehired in 1952 and was named carpenter foreman in 1965. He retired from the University in 1978.

Jack K. Paquette, Toledo at 89. Paquette was a former member of the UT President’s Council. He retired from Owens-Illinois, Inc. as vice president and director of corporate relations. He acquired archival documents and photographs on the glass industry while working at Owens-Illinois for more than 30 years, later researching and writing about the glass industry in Toledo. He gave the materials, titled the Jack Paquette Collection of Northwest Ohio’s Glass Industry, to the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections in 2003.

Alfred E. Gabrys, Toledo at 83. Gabrys was a former volunteer with the Satellites Auxiliary. He also was a member of the advisory board and served as the vice president for finances, and was also an ambassador.

Joseph P. Granata, Toledo at 83. He was a former instructor who taught engineering courses.

Frances E. “Fran” (Trumbull) Link, Toledo at 89. Link was a former volunteer with the Satellites Auxiliary and was also a member of the advisory board and served as recording secretary.

Violet R. Pochadt, Toledo. She was a secretary in the College of Education from 1974 until her retirement in 1989.

Dr. Edward R. Savolaine, Westerville, Ohio. Savolaine was a faculty member at MCO for more than two decades. He was hired as an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology and was promoted to associate professor in 1980 and professor in 1989. Savolaine received a joint appointment as an associate professor in neurological surgery in 1986 and was promoted to professor in the Department of Neurosciences in 1999. He received tenure in 1994 and was named professor emeritus when he retired in 2000.

Dr. Calman Winegarden, Toledo at 95. Winegarden joined the University in 1962 as an instructor in the Department of Economics and worked his way up to professor. His research focused on economics and demography. Winegarden was a member of the UT chapter of the American Association of University Professors. When he retired in 1989, he was named research professor emeritus.

Laurene E. Zaporozhetz, Huber Heights, Ohio at 63. She served as dean of University Libraries from 1999 to 2001.

Patricia Beebe, Maumee, Ohio at 84. She was a nurse at MCO from 1976 until her retirement in 1992.

Patricia E. “Patsy” Kropp, Toledo at 79. She helped establish the Satellites Auxiliary at the former Medical College of Ohio. Kropp was involved with early volunteer efforts for the new college and served as president of the Women’s Association. MCO President Marion Anderson asked Kropp to unite several volunteer groups on campus, and she helped found the Satellites Auxiliary and served as president of the organization. Later in life, she was a foster mom for newborns. Kropp also write five books, including a children’s story, “Three Bears and a Rabbit.”

Ruth Pio (GNRS ’92), Toledo at 82. Pio was an adjunct instructor in the MCO School of Nursing from 1986 to 1991.

*Dr. William W. “Bill” Wolfe (A/S ’75, MEd ’76, PhD ’94), Sylvania, Ohio. Wolfe was a former faculty member who taught education and business classes.

**Merle Runkle, Perrysburg, Ohio at 91.

**Christopher R. Helm (Ed ’64, MEd ’67), Toledo at 73. Helm worked at UT for 23 years. After teaching junior high students in the Washington Local School District, he joined the University in 1968 as an administrative assistant in personnel services. In 1970, Helm was named employment supervisor and then employment manager in 1974. Six years later, he was promoted to manager of the office. He retired in 1991. He served on the board of the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women for nine years. Helm was an avid fly tyer and fly fisherman. In 1991, he opened his own business in Toledo, Whitetail Fly Tieing Supplies. He was a certified instructor for fly casting and taught numerous fly tying classes at UT, the International and Local Federation of Fly Fishers, Monroe County Community College and in his home studio. Additionally, he wrote numerous magazine articles and made several instructional DVD’s on the subject of fly tying and fly fishing.


**Parker Tracy (Eng ’37), Toledo at 100.


*Wilbur Hague (A/S ’42), Littleton, Colo. at 96.

Gloria Burke (A/S ’47), at 88.

Janet Brewington (Ed ’47), Toledo at 88.

James Lloyd (Bus ’49), Englewood, Fla. at 91.

**Lorene Cameron (A/S ’42), Toledo at 94.

Mary Luetke McGowan (Ed ’48), Toledo at 87.

**Rodney Glesser (Bus ’43), Maumee, Ohio at 93.


*John Reifsnider (Bus ’52), Winston-Salem, N.C. at 84.

Barbara Judge (Bus ’51, Ed ’54, MEd ’78), Toledo at 86.

Robert Riedmayer (Bus ’52), Seabrook, S.C. at 85.

Allen Goodman (Pharm ’53), Cleveland, Ohio at 87.

David Binder (Eng ’52), Berea, Ohio at 87.


Ray Stanbery (A/S ’64), Holland, Ohio at 88.

Donald Hubay (Bus ’60), Toledo at 82.

Wesley Welling (MEd ’69, Ed Spec ’71), Ormond Beach, Fla. at 76.

David Apling (Bus ’63), Marco Island, Fla. at 73.

Thomas Moore (Bus ’63), Toledo at 82.

Roger Clark (Law ’67), Toledo at 77.

Dr. Robert Beiringer (PhD ’69), Toledo at 80.

Chadwick Brown (Bus ’60), Bradford Woods, Pa. at 76.

Laura Billings (Pharm ’61), Livonia, Mich. at 75.

Mary Sulier (Ed ’63), Maumee, Ohio at 98.


Margaret Najarian (UTCTC ’75), Swanton, Ohio at 89.

*Robert Rapp (Bus ’73), Walbridge, Ohio at 89.

Joanne Heggen (MA ‘78), Milwaukee, Wis. at 78.

**Marie Gorka (MEd ’75), Temperance, Mich. at 80.

**Norman Ashbacher (Bus ’72), Charlotte, N.C. at 69.

Ann Minnick (Ed ’75, MEd ’94), Waterville, Ohio at 62.

Frederic McDonald (Bus ’73), Perrysburg, Ohio at 66.

**Michael Goodman (Law ’70), Westport, Conn. at 68.

Carol Mohler (Ed ’73), Toledo at 79.


Stanley Lewandowski (UTCTC ’87), Holland, Ohio at 63.

*Michael Cline (A/S ’87), Peoria, Ariz. at 52.

Kent Mooney (Bus ’81), Chardon, Ohio at 56.

Susann Chismar (Pharm ’80), Cambridge, Ohio at 57.

Donald Beachey (NRS ’82), Conneaut, Ohio at 72.

Susan Kieffer (Ed ’84, MEd ’88), Toledo at 67.


David Eckhardt (Bus ’97), Toledo at 43.

Sister Audrey Elfring (MEd ’92), Toledo at 59.

Doristeen Mickel-Oliver (UTCTC ’94), Toledo at 72.

Douglas Schumaker (UTCTC ’94), Toledo at 55.


Derek Stender (A/S ’09, Ed ’09), Toledo at 28.

Lisa Cole (Ed ’01), Perrysburg, Ohio at 37.


Stephanie Schlitter (Eng ’10), North Olmsted, Ohio at 26.

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**Lifetime Alumni Association Member

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