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Rapp served with men’s ministries and on mission boards and taught adult Sunday school classes in local churches. He received extensive Biblical training by attending several international conferences in the U.S. and Singapore. He has served as an associate member of International Charismatic Bible Ministries based at Oral Roberts University. His name is on 32 U.S. patents resulting from many years of research on ceramic materials. These patents produced two businesses and resulted in his selection as a 1998 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Engineering at UT.
**Francis K. Holtzman (Bus ’65), retired from McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and moved to Mission Viejo, Calif.
Jan Mrozinski Crooker (Ed ’71), had a one-woman show, “Images of Summer Light,” at Bishop’s Stock Gallery in Snow Hill, Md. in July 2014. Her paintings in the show all reflect light we experience during long, lazy summer days.
**David A. Brunkhorst (Eng ’70), was appointed by Gov. John Kasich to the recreation and resources commission for a term lasting through January 31, 2018. Brunkhorst is a resident of Oak Harbor, Ohio.
**Michael S. Hanley (Bus ’77), announced his retirement from Ernst & Young in July 2014, culminating his 36-year career serving global automotive clients. During his tenure at Ernst & Young, he was responsible for managing the firm’s global automotive center in Detroit and for developing the firm’s automotive industry strategy initiatives worldwide. He also served as the senior advisory partner for three component suppliers and two vehicle manufacturers and as the global client service partner for several component suppliers.
Louise A. Jackson (Law ’76), a member of Eastman & Smith LTD, has been elected to serve a three-year term as District 4 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association. District 4 includes 1,203 members in Lucas, Ottawa and Sandusky counties.
**Dr. Robert Nielson (A/S ’77), has been named New York State 2014 Family Doctor of the Year. The award, from the New York State Academy of Family Physicians, recognized Nielson’s outstanding contributions as a partner in his patients’ care.
**David O. Bisbee (Bus ’82), opened Lakemore Tax and Accounting in Lakemore, Ohio in July 2014. The business offers tax and accounting assistance for individuals and small businesses.
Patricia Gory (Bus ’85), is now director of marketing at Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services in Toledo. Visiting Angels provides top-quality, in-home, elder care service for loved ones.
Dr. Joel Hellman (RES ’87), a cardiologist, has joined SwedishAmerican Health System and Midwest Heart Specialists in Rockford, Ill. He will see patients at the SwedishAmerican Renaissance Pavilion in Rockford.
|John W. Henry (A/S ’86), is the co-owner of a new cigar store in Waterville, Ohio, Third Street Cigar. It is a retail store and two-story smoking lounge where Toledo history mixes with blues music and the rich smell of tobacco.|
Harold “Hal” Miller (MBA ’89), has moved into a new role as executive advisor to the chief executive officer of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. He previously served as the president of the international tire division. Miller will assist the company in the process to determine the future ownership of the Cooper Chenghsan (Shandong) Tire Company Ltd. joint venture, as well as continuing to support international segment growth plans and helping to assure and orderly transition in leadership.
Susan M. Watkins (HS ’89), has been named program director for therapy services at Baton Rouge Medical & Therapy Services in Lima, Ohio. She will be responsible for managing all aspects of therapy services at Baton Rouge. Watkins has more than 29 years of physical therapy experience.
Christopher Deeter (Bus ’84, MBA ’85), has been recognized as the American Municipal Power, Inc. “AMP DNA Award” recipient. Deeter is assistant vice president of finance and member credit compliance, and has been with the Columbus-based organization since 2003.
Lynnette Werning (A/S ’92), was welcomed as a member in the worldwide collaborative network of boutique PR firms, PR Boutiques International. Her company, Blue Water Communications, brings extensive expertise to the collaborative in the museum and performing arts sector.
Dr. G. R. Jarrod Tudor (A/S ’93, Law ’95), was named as the interim dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Geauga, located in Burton, Ohio, and the Kent State University Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, Ohio. Tudor has taught courses at Kent State in the departments of paralegal studies, higher education administration, justice studies, political science, finance, history and journalism for 18 years. He has been a member of faculty senate and served on the executive committee for three years. For several years he served as grievance chair for the full-time, non-tenure track chapter of the American Association of University Professors. His one-year appointment began on July 1, 2014.
Eric Mueller (Ed ’92), recently moved his family from Austin, Texas to Indianapolis, Ind. to become the CEO for Community Rehabilitation Hospital. The hospital is custom-built to enhance patient outcomes and provide the rehab team with access to the best tools in the area.
Wendy Miller (A/S ’92, MA ’96, PhD ’98), is now end user support manager at The Andersons, Inc. in Toledo. The Andersons is a Toledo-owned company that has four retail stores and also works with grain, ethanol, plant nutrient, rail and turf industries.
Brian Wiggins (Bus ’05), an Ohio attorney and partner at Wiggins & Hall Law Group, LLC, located in Dayton, Ohio, became licensed to practice in Florida. At the firm, he represents clients in estate and probate matters, including those involving business succession planning and elder law.
Zachary D. Prendergast (Law ’06), joined the firm of Roetzel & Andress, LPA as an associate. He will work in the Cincinnati office and practice in the business litigation group.
Kristen Miller (Law ’09), has been promoted to registrar of Adrian College, located in Adrian, Mich. She previously served the college as assistant registrar. Adrian College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college offering degrees in 40 academic majors and programs.
**Wonna Paul Sehzue (Univ Coll ’04), has been hired as the head track and field coach of the boys team at Golden Gate High School in Naples, Fla. He was a three-time Mid-American Conference hurdles champion and school record holder at UT. Competing for Liberia, Sehzue reached the quarterfinals in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Matt has been reappointed by Gov. John Kasich to the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism until April 21, 2017.
Dr. Raji Jacob (RES ’10), has joined Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, Ill. as a new physician. She is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine. Jacob is employed with the Illinois Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center in Peoria.
Sarah Matter (MEd ’11), has been named the head of materials management at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, located in Norwalk, Ohio. Matter has been employed at Fisher-Titus since 2008 and has served as supply specialist, supply chain analyst and most recently as assistant director of materials management.
|**Andrew Black (A/S ’10), had his doctoral dissertation published on OhioLink. Black has his master of arts in media and communication from Bowling Green State University and his thesis title is “DTV Implementation: A Case Study of Angola, Indiana.”|
Markus Rasmus (MBA ’12), has been named commercial real estate relationship manager at Fifth Third Bank in Northwestern Ohio. He will be responsible for developing new and maintaining existing relationships with commercial real estate developers and investors.
|Dr. Karen LaSalle (MED ’10), has joined New Beginnings Pediatrics in Norwalk, Ohio and will also join the medical staff at the Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk and the Bellevue, Ohio hospital.|
*John Luckoski (MLS ’13), entered a video contest for The Khan Academy, a nonprofit organization that offers free educational videos online, and won. He not only won the video contest, he also won a separate, but related, writing contest. The contests were part of an initiative to provide free, online resources for students preparing for the revised Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) that will be administered in 2015.
Faculty, staff & friends
Births and Marriages
|Megan Michelle Schmidt (MEd ’11) and Derek Rafael Wiesenberg will exchange vows on October 4 at St. Joan of Arc in Toledo. Megan works as an art teacher at Community Middle School in Princeton, Ind.|
Mike Hentges (Bus ’93) and his wife, Jo (Dioletti), celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2014. They renewed their vows surrounded by their children, grandchildren and friends at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Oregon, Ohio.
|**Dr. Nancy E. Collins (A/S ’69, MS ’74) welcomed her newest grandson, Nathanael Heffner Napier, into the world on July 4, 2014.|
David Woolford (Bus ’64) and Susan (Steele) (Ed ’64) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May 2014. They have been blessed with three children and nine grandchildren.
Kassi Kadesch (Ed ’12), married Jared Easley in August 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Paulding, Ohio.
Faculty, staff & friends
**Virginia Northup, Toledo at 101.
Rose T. Biscard, Toledo at 89. She was a 26-year member of the Satellites Auxiliary who volunteered in the hospital gift shop.
**Mary Pat Boatfield (Ed ’74, MEd ’85), Hallsville, Mo. at 64. She was a supervisor and instructor in the division of laboratory animal medicine at MCO from 1978-1985.
Dr. John Boening, Maumee, Ohio at 72. He joined the English department as an instructor in 1969 and was promoted to assistant professor in 1971, associate professor in 1975 and professor in 1980. Boening served as department chair from 1991-1997. He had an international reputation as a comparative literature scholar. He wrote a 10-volume compilation titled “The Reception of Classical German Literature in England, 1760-1860: A Documentary History from Contemporary Periodicals” (1997), and was working on a book on the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s art criticism. Boening was on the arts and sciences council, a senior fellow of the UT Humanities Institute and a member of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi. When he retired in 2006, he was named professor emeritus.
Catherine M. Heintschel, Toledo at 68. She was a MCO/MUO employee.
Constance A. Netter (Ed ’50, MEd ’57), Toledo at 85. She was a volunteer with the Satellites Auxiliary who worked in the hospital gift shop. Netter was also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.
Gloria A. Roach, Toledo at 86. She was a cashier and account clerk in the UT Finance Department from 1972-1983.
**Kenneth Lowell McGill (Eng ’50), Titusville, Fla. at 86. Ken served many roles with the University of Toledo Alumni Association, serving as President of the Alumni Association from 1970-71 and was also awarded the Blue T Award at the Homecoming Gala in 1974. McGill was honored with the 12th Man Award for his continued commitment to the University of Toledo’s student-athletes and to the UT Athletics Department
Daniel Gluck (A/S ’35), North Palm Beach, Fla. at 100.
Frank Nisch (Bus ’48), Sylvania, Ohio at 89.
Donald St. John (Eng ’49), Perrysburg, Ohio at 90.
Rodger Wadsworth (Bus ’53), Sylvania, Ohio at 84.
*Bert Warrick (Eng ’57, Law ’64), Sylvania, Ohio at 82.
Lewis Whitman (Ed ’52), Allison Park, Pa. at 96.
Constance Netter (Ed ’50, MEd ’57), Toledo at 86.
James Fallon (Eng ’50), Perrysburg, Ohio at 90.
Joanne Alder (Ed ’52), Amarillo, Texas at 82.
LeMarr French (Pharm ’58), Willoughby, Ohio at 83.
**Marilyn Gabriel (Ed ’50, MEd ’74, Ed Spec ’78), Sylvania, Ohio at 85.
Thomas Meeker (Bus ’54, MBA ’60), Kalamazoo, Mich. at 81.
Donna Michalski (Ed ’68, MA ’70), Mission, Texas at 88.
**David Boost (Ed ’68, MEd ’75), Fredericksburg, Va. at 68.
Karen Jahns (Ed ’61), Toledo at 76.
George Chorba (Ed ’68), Galion, Ohio at 69.
John Chovan (Eng ’73), North Olmsted, Ohio at 89.
Ralph Behrendt (Bus ’77), Toledo at 63.
Curtis Cotton (Ed ’71, MEd ’74), Toledo at 76.
Nellie Edwards (MEd ’77), Toledo at 70.
Dr. Conrad Pritscher (PhD ’71), Maumee, Ohio at 82.
Lisa Gottschalk (A/S ’77), Toledo at 59.
John Hyma (MBA ’75), Sylvania, Ohio at 81.
Susan Tucker (UTCTC ’79), Toledo at 68.
Leonard Scheuer (UTCTC ’77), Oregon, Ohio at 62.
*Catherine McDonough (MA ’77), Saint Petersburg, Fla. at 79.
Clara Straight (UTCTC ’74), Bowling Green, Ohio at 89.
Frank M. Carrozza (Law ’71), Muskegon, Mich. at 69.
**Karen Fulton (A/S ’85), Scotts, Mich. at 51.
James Stefango (Eng ’81), Ann Arbor, Mich. at 60.
Franklin Kuhr (Bus ’88), Holland, Ohio at 54.
Linda Turk (Liming) (Ed ’85), Swanton, Ohio at 53.
Linda Seibert (Pharm ’94), Tipp City, Ohio at 57.
Timothy Meyer (MA ’90), Luckey, Ohio at 63.
Joseph Evans (HSHS ’00), Toledo at 47.
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