Class Notes

November 28th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Class Notes

Please submit your class note to: Amanda.Schwartz@utoledo.edu

’60’s
*Miriam Plummer Vidas (Ed ’66, MEd ’84) has enjoyed tutoring children of an Ethiopian background for a few years. They are always ready to learn and sweet, delightful, and very polite to her, adding to her positive experience. SANY0022
holdcroft **Barbara (Bertke) Holdcroft (Ed ’68, PhD ’03) has been named the co-coordinator of the Special Olympics in Avery County, located in Newland, N.C. Holdcroft has over 16 years of experience working as a coach and volunteer for Lucas County Special Olympics with her disabled daughter, Katie.
*John L. Straub (Law ’69) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, one of the most highly-regarded referral publications in the legal profession. Straub is employed at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo. straub_john_300dpi
’70’s
wicklund_david_300dpi David W. Wicklund (Law ’74) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, one of the most highly-regarded referral publications in the legal profession. Wicklund is employed at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo.
**Thomas G. Pletz (Law ’71) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, one of the most highly-regarded referral publications in the legal profession. Pletz is employed at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo. pletz_thomas_300dpi
macritchie John MacRitchie (Bus ’71, MBA ’82) is the new vice president of commercial lending at Unity National Bank in Piqua, Ohio.
Jack G. Fynes (Law ’77) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, one of the most highly-regarded referral publications in the legal profession. Fynes is employed at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo. fynes_jack_300dpi
rheddy Robert H. Eddy (Law ’79) has joined the law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in their Toledo office as a partner in the litigation practice group. Eddy’s practice includes commercial litigation, product liability, professional liability, personal injury defense, insurance coverage, and bad faith and employment practices litigation.
John K. Nelson (Law ’79) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, one of the most highly-regarded referral publications in the legal profession. Nelson is employed at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo. nelson_john_300dpi
’80’s
bell_neema_300dpi Neema M. Bell (Law ’86) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, one of the most highly-regarded referral publications in the legal profession. Bell is employed at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo.
Dr. Carolyn F. Nemec (MED ’85) joined Health Quest Medical Practice in the primary care division in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Nemec focuses her practice in the area of women’s health. nemec
fry *Catherine Fry (Pharm ’84) made her fourth medical mission trip as a pharmacist to Haiti in September 2016. She makes the trip with Friends of the Children of Haiti.
Joseph S. Simpson (Law ’88) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, one of the most highly-regarded referral publications in the legal profession. Simpson is employed at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo. simpson_joseph_300dpi
storgion **Dr. Stephanie Storgion (MED ’82, RES ’85) has been named chair of the department of physician assistant studies at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). In addition to her new role, Storgion is medical director of the intermediate care unit at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and co-medical director of pediatric neuro intensive care there, as well as professor and coordinator of faculty mentoring in the department of pediatrics at the UTHSC.
Scott Hoppert (Ed ’89) has been appointed principal at Raisinville Elementary School in Monroe, Mich. Hoppert has taught at Monroe Public Schools for 26 years and for two years led the district’s Summer Learning Academy as its administrator. hoppert
woodward_kathryn_300dpi Kathryn J. Woodward (Law ’86) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, one of the most highly-regarded referral publications in the legal profession. Woodward is employed at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo.
Dr. Joy Lauerer (UTCTC ’83, A/S ’88) is the recipient of the 2016 Award for Excellence in Education from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Lauerer received the award for her hands-on approach to learning and innovative strategies to engage students. She tries to eliminate the stigma students associate with psychiatric-mental health nursing. lauerer
mcgowan_michael_300dpi **Michael S. McGowan (Bus ’78, Law ’81) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, one of the most highly-regarded referral publications in the legal profession. McGowan is employed at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo.
’90’s
Christopher Hewitt (Bus ’90) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, one of the most highly-regarded referral publications in the legal profession. Hewitt is employed at the law firm of Tucker Ellis LLP in Cleveland, Ohio. hewitt-christopher
lee Sang Lee (Eng ’90) was hired as president of Larson Financial Group, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. In his role, Lee will develop and implement processes designed to increase client retention and growth while overseeing core business functions.

Lawrence W. Lobb (Law ’97) was sworn in as the Kane County Bar Association president in June 2016. Lobb practices with the firm Drendel & Jansons Law Group, located in Batavia, Ill. His practice emphasizes consumer bankruptcy, residential and commercial real estate, zoning and land use, estate planning, contracts, collections, and civil litigation.

Brandi Carson (Bus ’99) is a recipient of the 2016 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. She was selected from a field of 163 candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Carson is the controller for The Anderson’s Ethanol Division. carson-brandi
beasley Col. Jonathan Beasley (Univ Coll ’94) was promoted to the rank of U.S. Army Colonel. Beasley has earned six promotions while in the U.S. Army and he has served four tours of duty, including two in Afghanistan. Beasley previously taught military science at UT. He currently works at the Pentagon on the Joint Staff as director of current operations for the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency. The Joint Staff assists the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council.
Ryan Tackett (UTCTC ’93, Univ Coll ’94) was sworn in as the new sergeant of the Bowling Green, Ohio Police Department. Tackett has been a part of the BGPD for over 20 years. tackett

James Falter (MBA ’93) was chosen as the new dean of the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business at Buena Vista University, located in Storm Lake, Iowa.

mercer James Mercer (Ed ’98) is the new principal of Henry County Middle School, located in McDonough, Ga.
Jenifer A. Belt (Law ’95) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, one of the most highly-regarded referral publications in the legal profession. Belt is employed at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo. belt_jenifer_300dpi
pankowski *Jared Pankowski (MEd ’96) has been named the new corporate health consultant at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, located in Mooresville, N.C.
Dr. Andrea Milner (Ed ’93, MEd ’01, PhD ’08) has been named the new dean of graduate studies at Adrian College, located in Adrian, Mich. Milner is also an associate professor of teacher education and director of Adrian College’s Institute for Education. milner
kimball Andrea Kimball (Law ’97) was hired as vice president and general counsel for Sporting Kansas City. Kimball will oversee all legal matters for the club, including contract negotiations, business deals, and risk management. Sporting Kansas City is an American professional soccer club based in Kansas City, Missouri, playing its home games in Kansas City, Kansas. The club competes as a member of the Western Conference in Major League Soccer.
James I. Rothschild (Law ’93) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, one of the most highly-regarded referral publications in the legal profession. Rothschild is employed at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo. rothschild_james_300dpi
dawn-rose-sohnly Dawn Rose-Sohnly (UTCTC ’93) is the new manager of the Toledo office of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.
’00’s
Patrick Sadowski (A/S ’02) is a recipient of the 2016 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. He was selected from a field of 163 candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Sadowski is a member attorney at Eastman & Smith Ltd. in Findlay, Ohio. sadowski-patrick
snyder-ben **Ben Snyder (A/S ’01, MA ’08) is a recipient of the 2016 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. He was selected from a field of 163 candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Snyder is the lead pastor at Cedar Creek Church, one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the United States.
Ben McFarland (Law ’05) joined the litigation team of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, located in Wheeling W.Va. McFarland focuses his practice almost exclusively on litigation, focusing on professional liability, construction disputes, workplace accidents, premises liability, and other matters relating to workplace safety. mcfarland
hutcheison-roy Roy Hutcheison (Bus ’05) is a recipient of the 2016 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. He was selected from a field of 163 candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Hutcheison is a commercial portfolio officer with Signature Bank.

Xiao-qun Zeng (PharmD ’08) was certified as Registrant of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists. Professionals are certified microbiologists in food, pharmaceutical and medical device, and biological safety microbiology at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. Zeng is a project team lead of LexaMed, Ltd, located in Toledo. LexaMed provides quality lab services in microbiology and chemistry.

Nicole Khoury (Law ’01) is a recipient of the 2016 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. She was selected from a field of 163 candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Khoury is a self-employed criminal defense attorney and a musician with Artic Clam Front Woman. khoury-nicole
schumacher Jodie Schumacher (Law ’04) is the new assistant prosecutor of the Richland County Prosecutor’s Office, located in Mansfield, Ohio.
Dr. Kraig Korbas (Pharm ’07, PharmD ’09) was promoted to director of pharmacy at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, located in Norwalk, Ohio. In his new position, Korbas is responsible for planning, budgeting, directing, and supervising pharmacy activities and personnel, including managing new programs within the department and for the hospital. korbas
fulcomer Dr. Eric W. Fulcomer (PhD ’03) was welcomed to the SwedishAmerican Hospital board of directors. Fulcomer is currently the 18th president of Rockford University. Rockford is a private American liberal arts college in Rockford, Ill.
Christine Kilman (A/S ’01) was elected chairman of the board for Worldwide Partners, Inc., the 10th largest marketing communications network in the world. Kilman is the vice president of account services for Gelia, a full-service agency specializing in strategic marketing communications that drive integrated campaigns with measurable results. kilman
tighe Dr. Ryan Tighe (HSHS ’08) was added to the Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine’s Southport, N.C. office as a family medicine physician.
Cheryl Swisher (Bus ’00) was hired by the Defiance City Schools board of education as the new CFO/Treasurer for the district. swisher
fisher Robert Fisher (UTCTC ’09, Bus ’16) accepted the position as the Paulding, Ohio village administrator. In this role, his duties include communication goals, objectives and programs to village departments and to the general public in the development and implementation of special projects and programs.
’10’s
Getro Jean-Claude (Bus ’15) is a recipient of the 2016 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. He was selected from a field of 163 candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Jean-Claude is a financial analyst for the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. jean-claude-getro
matthews-holly Holly Matthews (Law ’11) is a recipient of the 2016 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. She was selected from a field of 163 candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Matthews is the executive director of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council where she oversees a staff of 45 and a budget of $3.8 million.
*Will Lucas (Bus ’14, Bus ’15) is a recipient of the 2016 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award in Toledo. He was selected from a field of 163 candidates. The 20 Under 40 program focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or the community. Lucas founded Classana, a software which helps people share, discover, and organize educational resources for personal and professional development; as well as Creadio, a brand-marketing firm servicing nationally recognized brands. lucas-will
josh-driskell Josh Driskell (Law ’11) was elected to the board of directors of Leadership Pasadena, an 8-month program designed to strengthen individuals to become more effective leaders for the Pasadena, Calif. community and build strong cross-sector relationships among diverse community and business leaders. Driskell is the managing partner of Primuth & Driskell, LLP. in Pasadena.
Births and Marriages

*Kathyrn Whitehill (Eng ’16) and *Austin Norden (Eng ’15) were married on October 22 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Napoleon, Ohio. Kathyrn is working on her second degree in history and Austin is employed at Cooper Tire in Findlay, Ohio.

Dr. Hillary Hannah Voss (A/S ’08) and Nicholas Hirth exchanged vows on October 21 at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church with a reception following at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, located in Centerville, Ohio. Hillary is completing her residency in pediatrics and Nicholas is completing his residency in family medicine in Dayton. voss
young Katie Young (MED ’14) and Chad Estep were married on September 24 and held their wedding and reception at the Hotel Monaco in Chicago.
Megan Almaraz (LLSS ’14) and Brian Wellman (Eng ’15) exchanged wedding vows on October 1 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Defiance, Ohio. Megan is currently working on her master’s degree in counseling and is employed at Werlor Waste Control and Brian is employed at Jones and Henry Engineers. almarazwellman
babcock Jennifer Lynn Babcock (A/S ’05) and Jason Allan DeGraff were married on September 10. Jennifer is employed in media sales at Time Warner Cable and Jason is employed at Schwann’s Food Company.
Chase Landon Roan (Eng ’07) and Shianne Jewel Gunther announced their engagement and forthcoming wedding in July 2017. Chase is a construction project manager for Larion Engineering and Shianne is a business operations analyst for Cisco Systems. The couple will reside in Cedar Point, N.C. after the wedding. roan
Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

John K. Clement, Toledo at 101. He and his wife, Dorothy, established the Clement Gallery at the Center for the Visual Arts in honor of their daughter, Susanna, who died in 1988.

Dr. Thomas O. Karst, Port Clinton, Ohio at 78. He joined the MCO faculty in 1973 and retired in 1993. Karst worked with local businessman Marvin Kobacker, whose family donated funds for the Kobacker Center, which serves children and teens with emotional troubles. Karst and other MCO colleagues also helped develop a therapeutic community for adults that became Bittersweet Farm.

Dr. Maureen M. McCorquodale, Winfield, Ill. She was an associate professor of pediatrics from 1975 to 1989. While at MCO, she directed laboratories and published research on prenatal diagnosis, medical genetics, and biochemistry.

30’s

Charles Husum (A/S ’37), Toledo.

40’s

**Martha Merrill Sheets (Ed ’45), Toledo at 93.

50’s

Janet Gerlinger (Ed ’52), Advance, N.C. at 87.

60’s

Eugene Alexander (Law ’66), Madison, N.J. at 76.

James Dyko (A/S ’69), Toledo at 69.

**Beverly King (Ed ’60), Lambertville, Mich. at 79.

Duane Brown (Bus ’60), Perrysburg, Ohio at 84.

70’s

Gary Graalman (Bus ’71), Englewood, Colo. at 74.

Richard Kern (UTCTC ’79), Toledo at 58.

Ronald Kotwica (Law ’72), Pittsburgh, Pa. at 72.

**Nancy Emrick (Ed ’71, MEd ’73), Perrysburg, Ohio at 67.

**Barbara Bruce (A/S ’71), Oregon, Ohio at 83.

Douglas Burlew (Bus ’75), Toledo at 74.

Pamela Palmer (A/S ’74), Moscow, Idaho at 63.

Thomas McGrail (Bus ’72, Law ’76), Perrysburg, Ohio at 79.

Carolyn Zimmerman (UTCTC ’73), Toledo at 86.

Joseph Hollister (UTCTC ’79), Curtice, Ohio at 58.

80’s

Marianne Barabash (A/S ’84, MHSHS ’09), Temperance, Mich. at 59.

90’s

Sandra Cline (UTCTC ’96), Bowling Green, Ohio at 45.

Kevin Clapp (UTCTC ’90), Toledo at 53.

Erika Zimmerman (UTCTC ’91, A/S ’92, MEd ’97), Oak Harbor, Ohio at 79.

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Class Notes

October 27th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Class Notes

Please submit your class note to: Amanda.Schwartz@utoledo.edu

’70’s

Karen Krumeich (Pharm ’77) was appointed as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Soligenix, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company based in Princeton, N.J., focused on developing and commercializing products to treat rare diseases where there is an unmet medical need.

Michael Downing (A/S ’74) is now the director of development at Tacoma Art Museum, located in Tacoma, Wash. He is a career fundraising and advocacy professional with more than 30 years of experience.

’80’s

**Dr. John K. Estell (Eng ’84), has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for his outstanding contributions to the society and contributions to engineering education. The Fellow designation is one of unusual professional distinction and is conferred by the organization’s board of directors upon a member with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications, significant experience in engineering or engineering technology education or allied field, and contributions to ASEE.

perez-davis Dr. Marla Perez-Davis (MEng ’87) is the new deputy director for NASA Glenn Research Center, located in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a 33-year veteran of NASA, and has most recently served as Glenn’s deputy director of research and engineering.

Col. Tyler Osenbaugh (UTCTC ’87, Eng ’88) has accepted an appointment as superintendent of the Howe Military Academy Board of Trustees, located in Howe, Ind.

Sally Gesouras (Bus ’84) joined Mechanics Bank as assistant vice president, commercial lender. She has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Mechanics Bank is located in Mansfield, Ohio. gesouras
Adam Schultz for Hillary for America **Dr. Darrick “Rick” Antell (MED ’81) recently had dinner with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. He and his wife have five children, ages 16-28. They live in Greenwich, Conn., and Rick continues to run his plastic surgery practice at his own private clinic.

*Dr. Paul Longenecker (NRS ’82, MBA ’89) was appointed director of the masters of science in allied health program at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

**Tim Selgo (Ed ’80, MEd ’82), retired as Grand Valley State University’s athletics director. Selgo worked at the university, located in Grand Rapids, Mich., for 20 years. His retirement plan is to do some college athletics consulting, and teach athletics leadership in sports governance at Davenport University’s sports management program. selgo

Andrew Zukowski (Bus ’89) was named as the new CFO of Raleigh, N.C.-based UNC Rex Healthcare. He will help guide a health system with nearly $1 billion in annual revenue and more than 5,800 employees.

stumpp Kim Stumpp (Bus ’85) is the new president of Findlay Rotary. Stumpp is the director of client relations and marketing for Consortia Consulting, located in Findlay, Ohio. She is also an owner of Consortia and currently serves on the company’s board of directors.
’90’s
Jenifer A. Belt (Law ’95), a partner in the Toledo, Ohio office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP., received the Ohio LGBT Ally Award presented by the Diversity Council. The award was presented to leaders in corporate America and within the community who exemplify recognizable LGBT advocacy efforts. belt_jenifer_300dpi

Scott Steinke (UTCTC ’93) was recently named as the new police chief/executive director of Owens Community College, located in Perrysburg Township, Ohio. His responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects related to the strategic and administrative leadership coordination and development of the College’s Public Safety Department within the framework of federal, state and local laws.

bowman-english Vallie Bowman-English (A/S ’92) is the new president of Toledo Bar Association for the 2016-2017 membership year. The Toledo Bar Association is a voluntary professional association of 1400 attorneys in Northwest Ohio. Bowman-English is the clerk of courts for the Toledo Municipal Court.

John Stipancich (Bus ’90) was appointed as vice president, general counsel and secretary of Roper Technologies, located in Sarasota, Fla. Roper designs and develops software and engineered products and solutions for healthcare, transportation, food, energy, water, education and other niche markets worldwide.

Dr. James Falter (MBA ’93) is the new dean of the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business at Buena Vista University, located in Storm Lake, Ia. falter

James Irwin (Bus ’94) was named vice president of strategy and corporate development for Evoqua Water Technologies, located in Pittsburgh, Pa. Irwin will work on further developing and implementing their growth strategies as art of Evoqua’s plan to double the reach of its business over the next five years.

Lawrence W. Lobb (Law ’97) was sworn in as the Kane County, Ind. Bar Association president in June 2016. He will serve as president for one year.

kelly-savage-award *Kelly Savage (Bus ’91) is the winner of the 2016 Advisor Group Women’s Community Leadership Award. Advisor Group is one of the largest independent broker-dealer networks in the nation. The Community Leadership Award is presented to a female financial advisor who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to helping women grow personally professionally or financially within her community.

Amanda M. Leffler (A/S ’99) has been elected to serve a three-year term as an at-large member of the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association. Leffler is a partner in Brouse McDowell’s Akron, Ohio office, where she chairs the firm’s litigation practice group. She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance recovery.

Dr. Billie J. Barker (MED ’99, RES ’01) joined Heritage Valley Medical Group, located in Beaver, Pa., as a practitioner in pulmonary and critical care medicine. barker

Judge Denise L. Moody (Law ’90) has been elected to serve a three-year term as the District 6 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association. Moody is employed by the Clark County Municipal Court in Springfield, Ohio.

’00’s
budzynski_cheri_300dpi Cheri A. Budzynski (Law ’07), was sworn in as president of Toledo Women’s Bar Association in May 2016. She is a lawyer in the firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, located in Toledo. As a partner in the environmental practice group, her practice area has an emphasis on air and water issues that impact the industry.

Dr. C. Joseph Northup (RES ’03) joined Premier Metabolic & Bariatric Associates, a part of Premier Health Specialists, located in Dayton, Ohio. Northup is a bariatric surgeon with well-known accomplishments in the field both on the regional and national level.

’10’s

Rev. Daniel G. Beaudoin (MA ’12) was installed as bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Beaudoin has served as pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, Ohio since 2004. He was pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Edon from 1996-2004.

Births and Marriages
Jenny Vetter (Ed ’08) and Jason Kraus were married on September 30 in an outdoor ceremony at Mon Ami Winery in Port Clinton, Ohio. Jenny is currently a teacher in La Jolla, California. Jason is an engineer in Carlsbad, California. vetter

Courtney Webb (HSHS ’07) and Bill Wright wed on September 17 at the Heartland County Resort in Fredericktown, Ohio.

Richard John Martin (Eng ’14) and Amanda Louise Thorp married on October 8 at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. Richard is an engineering project manager at Cooper Tire in Findlay, Ohio and Amanda is a process engineer at BP Husky in Oregon, Ohio.

Aaron Robert Gilliland (Eng ’13) and Amanda Sue Imwalle exchanged vows on July 16 in St. Marys, Ohio. Aaron is employed at HDR in Columbus, Ohio and Amanda is employed at TLC Learning Center.

katelyn-hesterman *Katelyn Hesterman (NRS ’15) and Jordan Fisher married on September 17 in Archbold, Ohio. Katelyn is a registered nurse at ProMedica Toledo Hospital and Jordan is an applicator at the Gerald Grain Agronomy Center in Ridgeville Corners.

Tony Bibler (LLSS ’11) and Emily Pheils wed on September 4 in Toledo. Tony is a special events and game day presentation coordinator for the Toledo Mud Hens and Walleye and Emily volunteers for several charities in Toledo.

Emilie Johanna Brasher (MBA ’11) and Ross Perry Reyome were married on September 12, 2015 and have lived in Adrian, Mich. since that day. Emilie is a tax accountant at GreenStone Farm Credit Services in Adrian and Ross is a heavy truck technician at H & H Repair in Blissfield, Mich.

Jason Michael Hudson (MS ’13) and Sherri Ann All married in August in Bluffton, Ind. Jason is a medical physicist and Sherri is a Registered Nurse in Bluffton. jason-michael-hudson

Kathryn Davidson (A/S ’14) and Jacob Junge were united in marriage on April 30 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Napoleon, Ohio. Kathryn is employed as a chemist at Campbell Soup Company in Napoleon, Ohio and Jacob is a shop technician at Cummins in Maumee, Ohio.

Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

David R. Dierks (Pharm ’79), Toledo at 65. He was a pharmacist at the UT Medical Center. He joined the MCO staff in 2004.

Therese M. Floro, Toledo at 82. She is a former MCO employee.

Kathleen S. (Beczynski) Brooks, Toledo at 63. She is a former UT secretary.

Genevieve “Genny” Cullen, Maumee, Ohio at 93. She volunteered with the Satellites Auxiliary at MCO.

**Dorothy MacKenzie Price (Bus ’48), Toledo at 90. In the 1990s, she established a performance endowment fund that led to the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series, which annually brings in four pianists for performances and master classes. The patron of the arts also established the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Music Scholarship Fund and the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Endowed Fund for the Canaday Center for Special Collections. In addition, she started the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Health Mission Scholarship and the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Scholarship in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. She was a longstanding member of the Presidents Club, Heritage Oak Society, and Women & Philanthropy at UT.

James K. Mansfield, Bowling Green, Ohio at 91. He was a teaching assistant in anatomy at MCO from 1982 to 1992.

Carol L. Butler, Swanton, Ohio at 85. She was a former secretary at UT.

Barbara J. Ervin, Sylvania, Ohio at 73. She taught at the Kobacker Center for Toledo Public Schools for a time.

George T. Gill, Toledo at 61. He joined the MCO staff as a custodial worker in 1993.

Joella Webb, Toledo at 56. She was a former member of the Satellites Auxiliary.

**Patricia L. Yonkee (Pharm ’53), Greenwood, S.C. at 84. She was an employee benefits specialist in Human Resources at MCO from 1983 to 1995.

Louis M. Zavac, Toledo at 87. Zavac volunteered with the Satellites Auxiliary.

**Dr. David K. Scheer (A/S ’40), Toledo at 97. He was a former community-based volunteer faculty member at MCO. He served as chief of staff at the former Maumee Valley Hospital and was appointed clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine in 1970.

Dr. Eric W. Snider Jr., Lansing, Mich. at 58. He joined the Department of Philosophy as an assistant professor in 1987, was promoted to associate professor in 1992, and served as department chair from 2001 to 2007. In 1998, Snider received one of UT’s Outstanding Teacher Awards and served on several committees before leaving the University in 2008.

Dr. Charles Creutz, Lambertville, Mich. at 77. He came to UT as a postdoctoral associate in chemistry in 1971. Two years later, he became an assistant professor of biology and was promoted to associate professor in 1993. Creutz received one of UT’s Outstanding Teacher Awards in 1995, and he was honored as a master teacher and master mentor in the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2003, he was recognized as one of the state’s top 100 college educators by Ohio Magazines. He was an academic adviser for 30 years and a member of the Faculty Senate. In addition, he served on numerous UT committees. He retired in 2010 and received emeritus designation.

James D. Davis, Sylvania, Ohio at 71. He was a hospital aide at UT Medical Center from 2003 to 2007.

Sierah “Ce” Joughin, Metamora, Ohio at 20. She was entering her third year as a student in the UT College of Business and Innovation. Sierah was also a member of the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi and played intramural volleyball.

Mary C. “Katie” (TenEyck) Loch, Toledo at 87. She was a former MCO employee.

Dr. Marjorie Romanoff (Ed ’47, MEd ’68, PhD ’76), at 92. She joined UT in 1968 as a supervisor of student teachers. She taught English as a second language as an instructor in the American Language Institute from 1978 to 1992. In the mid-1980s, she became an assistant professor of elementary education. In 1990, the University Women’s Commission honored her with one of its Outstanding Women Awards.

James L. Clemens, Toledo at 76. He was a former employee with the UT Print Shop and Mail Services.

Larry B. Lewis, Delta, Ohio at 64. He worked in maintenance from 1988 to 2012.

Katherine Mae MacKinnon, Perrysburg, Ohio at 96. She was a former UT instructor of special education.

Connie Jean (Rafferty) Oates, Toledo at 57. She was an operator at MCO from 1992 to 2001.

Charles G. “Chuck” Beaver, Toledo at 74. He taught CPR classes at MCO and UT.

Willie Riggs, Toledo at 76. He worked in the UT Maintenance Department from 1986 to 2013.

Dr. DeForest L. “Woody” Trautman, Lambertville, Mich. at 96. In 1976, he joined the UT staff as chief of management information systems.

*Dr. Lancelot C.A. Thompson, Toledo at 91. Thompson was the first African-American full-time faculty member at the University, the first black to receive tenure, one of the first four recipients of UT’s Outstanding Teacher Award, the first African-American vice president, and the first person to hold the post of vice president for student affairs. The native of Jamaica joined the UT faculty as an assistant professor of chemistry in 1958. He was promoted to associate professor in 1962 and was named assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1964, the same year he won the University’s Outstanding Teacher Award. Two years later, Thompson was appointed dean of student services. In 1967, he was promoted to professor and in 1968, he became vice president for student affairs, the position he retired from in 1988, when he was named professor emeritus. As vice president for student affairs, Thompson coordinated activities of more than a dozen offices. A track star in college and a cricket player, Thompson’s passion for athletics continued when he arrived in Toledo. Without a budget or bag, he organized and became the unpaid coach of UT track in 1960. When track became a varsity sport, he organized a soccer team. To inspire the next generation of college students, Thompson helped organize UT’s annual Aspiring Minorities Youth Conference. And the Toledo resident continued to mentor UT students throughout his life. In addition, he cared about the community. Thompson served on the executive committee of the Bridge Inc., the Toledo Health Planning Association Board, the Toledo Development Committee, and the board of trustees of the Neighborhood Health Association. In addition, he served on the Toledo Labor Management Citizens Committee, the board of trustees for the Better Business Bureau, Connecting Point, and the board of directors of the American Red Cross. A member of Kiwanis International since 1971, he served as president. A member of the American Chemical Society and chair of the Toledo section in 1965, Thompson was a member of Sigma Xi chemistry honorary, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity. In 2014, the Dr. Lancelot C.A Thompson Meeting Room was dedicated in his honor in the Student Union. And on September 19, the University honored him again by renaming the Lancelot Thompson Student Union, pending approval by the UT Board of Trustees.

40’s

Jacque Passino (Eng ’48), Sarasota, Fla. at 95.

**Joseph Nachman (A/S ’40), The Woodlands, Texas at 98.

**Katherine MacKinnon (Ed ’42, Med ’69), Fremont, Ind. at 96.

**Rosemary Nachman (Bus ’42), The Woodlands, Texas at 95.

Rosalie Korman (A/S ’42), San Francisco, Calif. at 95.

Patricia Voorhees (Ed ’42), Lambertville, Mich. at 94.

Thaddeus Osial (Eng ’48), Randallstown, Md. at 93.

**Dr.  David Scheer (A/S ’40), Toledo at 97.

**Lois Thompson (Ed ’41), Sylvania, Ohio at 96.

**Charlotte Shaffer (A/S ’48), Oregon, Ohio at 90.

50’s

Orton Ryan (Ed ’59, MEd ’62), Toledo at 85.

**Phyllis Ustaszewski (Ed ’55, MEd ’76), Holland, Ohio at 89.

Shirley Wainer (Bus ’55), Sylvania, Ohio at 82.

**Patricia Yonkee (Pharm ’53), at 84.

**Col. William Kaser (Eng ’52), Leesburg, Va. at 87.

*Ralph Breese (Ed ’57, MEd ’60), Sylvania, Ohio at 85.

**Dr. Henry Rutschow (A/S ’53), Waddell, Ariz. at 84.

**Dorothy Saloff (Ed ’51, MEd ’71), Toledo at 87.

*Charles Bruner (Pharm ’58), Houston, Texas at 84.

Charles Ray (Eng ’59), Perrysburg, Ohio at 84

60’s

Richard Lovett (Ed ’68, MEd ’71, Ed Spec ’75), Sylvania, Ohio at 69.

**Donald Morford (Eng ’69), Archbold, Ohio at 83.

Gerald Knapik (UTCTC ’62), Toledo at 82.

Sandra Stow (UTCTC ’69, Ed ’80), Curtice, Ohio at 66.

Louis Zavac (Law ’69), Toledo at 87.

Ronald Chambers (Eng ’63), Tallmadge, Ohio at 84.

Gregory Wilcox (A/S ’60), Lexington, Ky. at 79.

John Kevern (Bus ’68), Perrysburg, Ohio at 74.

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

70’s

Jacquelynn Martindale (UTCTC ’70), Maumee, Ohio at 65.

Edward Peiffer (UTCTC ’72), Curtice, Ohio at 63.

LeRoy Parke (A/S ’79), Toledo at 59.

**Delbert Perkins (MBA ’77), Toledo at 90.

Daniel Konczal (Ed ’72), Dublin, Ohio at 66.

Louis Yoppolo (A/S ’74, Law ’80), Sylvania, Ohio at 64.

Regino Sifuentes (UTCTC ’71), Sun City West, Ariz. at 67.

Dr. William Duke (Ed ’74), Fort Wayne, Ind. at 65.

Lynn Corrigan Kordash (MEd ’77), Perrysburg, Ohio at 63.

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

80’s

Kevin Oberle (Univ Coll ’89), Ferndale, Mich. at 56.

Michael Sanderson (Law ’81), Bowling Green, Ohio at 61.

Daniel Vogl (Bus ’87), Gilbert, Ariz. at 53.

Dr. Roger Haar (MS ’86, PhD ’89), Tucson, Ariz. at 65.

Elaine Scarbrough (MEd ’85, Ed Spec ’93), Temperance, Mich. at 71.

David Bell (Eng ’85), Waterville, Ohio at 60.

90’s

Heidi Tasnadi (A/S ’93), Ottawa Hills, Ohio at 56.

Troy Reganall (Bus ’96), Northwood, Ohio at 46.

Steven Drossel (A/S ’96), Woodville, Ohio at 45.

Robert Jameson (Law ’96), Adrian, Mich. at 47.

Pauline Jefts (UTCTC ’93), Perrysburg, Ohio at 78.

Thomas Roth (Bus ’95), Toledo at 74.

Roxanne King  (Ed ’94), Toledo at 72.

Theresa Wilkins (MEd ’94), Holland, Ohio at 64.

Geoffrey Dupuis (UTCTC ’94), Toledo at 52.

Joyce Parrish (Univ Coll ’94), Temperance, Mich. at 78.

00’s

Tatum Bowerman-Hummel (A/S ’02), Delta, Ohio at 37.

Donald Mey (Bus ’07), Dunedin, Fla. at 92.

 

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’70’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Births and Marriages

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

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

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

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

Faculty, staff & friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*James Rahman, Clermont, Fla. at 81.

40’s

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

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

50’s

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

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

**Carl Roth (MBA ’55), Toledo at 98.

Marilyn Grogg (Ed ’58), Toledo at 84.

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

60’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

70’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

80’s

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

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

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

90’s

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

00’s

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

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

10’s

*Tiffany Johnson (Bus ’15), at 31.

 

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’70’s

Dr. James Chappuis (A/S ’77, MED ’80) won an award at the Orthopaedic Research Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting in March. Dr. Chappuis’ abstract, Biomechanics of Pedicle Screw Loosening in the Lumbar Spine, was chosen to be a poster at the annual meeting and won the Best Poster Award. He is the founder, owner, senior orthopaedic spine surgeon, and chief executive officer at Spine Center Atlanta.

Tim Stecker (UTCTC ’79, Univ Coll ’81) received the Distinguished Service Award for his effort during a shootout with armed suspects in December 2015 by the Oregon, Ohio police department.

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

Kelly Bensman (A/S ’98, MS ’00) has been appointed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to a position on the Materials Management Advisory Council. The council members advise and assist the director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency with preparation of the state solid waste management plan and periodic revisions to the plan. Bensman is a hydrogeologist with an engineering firm in Toledo.

Randy Krupp (UTCTC ’95) was honored as Bedford Township’s deputy of the year. As part of this honor, the Bedford Township Board passed a resolution that officially declared April 5 as Deputy Randy Krupp Day in his honor, noting its deep appreciation from and on behalf of the citizens of Bedford Township, Mich.

Ken Reno (UTCTC ’90) received the Distinguished Service Award for his effort during a shootout with armed suspects in December 2015 by the Oregon, Ohio police department.

Katie Zawisza (A/S ’99, MHHS ’03) was promoted to executive director for the Lutheran Homes Society’s family and youth services program for its residential facilities in northwest Ohio. Zawisza will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, community outreach, and business development of the family and youth services ministry, which serves youth from Ohio and surrounding states.

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

Joe Vogelpohl (Univ Coll ’08, MBA ’10) made his first video build for his company, Vogie Design Studio. The company’s design signature is a wood and steel mix in furniture, custom speedboats, and a few other design prototypes. Vogelpohl is employed at Egelhof Controls Corporation, located in Toledo, running North American branch operations.

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

Ryan Spangler (HHS ’03) was awarded as officer of the year by the Oregon, Ohio police department. The award is given to a member of the department who has shown the commitment to the community and division based on meritorious work and cooperation with coworkers.

Dr. Leonard White (MED ’06, RES ’10) recently joined Valley Health’s team of internal medicine providers. White will split his time between Valley Health Westmoreland and Valley Health Harts, both located in Huntington, W.V. white
’10’s
berman Kim Berman (PhD ’13) took over as superintendent of Greenfield Union School District, located in Bakersfield, Calif. Greenfield is a K-8 district with four schools and an enrollment of 3,100.
Births and Marriages

Dr. John Joseph Stefancin (MED ’02) and Candace Marie Barak were married on June 4, 2016 and their reception was held at The Lake House in Poland, Ohio. John practices at University Orthopaedics and Candace is a nurse anesthetist at the Surgical Hospital at Southwoods in Boardman, Ohio.

Robert Oliver Wiedenheft (Univ Coll ’05) and Melissa Marie Bauer were married on October 17, 2015 at Faith Memorial Church in Sandusky, Ohio. Robert is employed at O.E. Meyer and Co. and Melissa is employed at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. WIEDENHEFTjpg

*Dr. Robert Michael Wetzel (MED ’16) and Holly Elizabeth Aselage were united in marriage on April 23, 2016 in St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, Ohio. Robert is a resident physician at Mount Carmel Health Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Columbus, Ohio and Holly is employed by the Spa at River Ridge in Dublin, Ohio as the artistic director.

Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Kathleen E. “Kate” Baef, Curtice, Ohio at 68. She was a custodian from 1991 to 2013.

Carolyn Jean Galliers, Hebron, Ky. at 69. She worked at the UT bookstore for a short time.

Catherine Kelly (Univ Coll ’88, MA ’05), Grand Rapids, Mich. at 68. She was a former UT employee.

Leroy “Cot” Marquette, Rossford, Ohio at 84. He was a special assistant to the president who retired in 1986. For a time, he provided commentary for men’s basketball games during radio broadcasts. He also helped to lead efforts to renovate the Glass Bowl.

Stanley B. Hubbard, Toledo at 53. He was a custodial worker in the UT Medical Center from 2001 to 2008.

Mary Olivia (Rinna) Miller, Holland, Ohio at 96. She was a former volunteer at MCO.

Jayne Marie (Birk) Schroeder, at 95. She worked in social services at MCO until her retirement in 1987.

Delores Todd Sullwold, Toledo at 88. She was a former communications professional in the MCO public relations office.

**Dorothy Hobbs, Waleska, Ga. at 84.

40’s

Rhea Horst Zarn (Ed ’46), Toledo at 91.

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

Rowena Lydy (Eng ’41), Toledo at 95.

50’s

Mary Snyder (Ed ’51), Blissfield, Mich. at 88.

John Syx (Ed ’55, MEd ’59), Swanton, Ohio at 84.

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

Beth Holly (Ed ’53), Erie, Mich. at 84.

The Hon. William Erb (Law ’57), at 94.

60’s

Thomas Michalski (Law ’63), Mission, Texas at 90.

Charles Duck (Bus ’69), Waterville, Ohio at 70.

Ralph Trease (MEng ’69), Toledo at 91.

Robert Schwarzbek (MS ’60), Grand Rapids, Mich. at 90.

Edward Houk (Bus ’67), Stanwood, Mich. at 83.

Edwin Scheff (UTCTC ’67, Univ Coll ’87), Elmore, Ohio at 74.

Carolyn Kinnee (Ed ’60), Maumee, Ohio at 78.

70’s

**Gerald Cwiklewski (UTCTC ’70), Sylvania, Ohio at 73.

Maurice Henderson (UTCTC ’75), Toledo at 73.

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

Dr. Phillip Whitner (A/S ’78, PhD ’87), Perrysburg, Ohio at 80.

**James Leeper (Bus ’71), Toledo at 69.

Judith Horton (Ed ’70), Atlanta, Ga. at 69.

Michael Stanton (Bus ’74), Perrysburg, Ohio at 64.

**David Taylor (A/S ’71, Law ’74), Toledo at 66.

Frances Hunt (UTCTC ’71), at 73.

80’s

Virginia Bass (MEd ’85), Maumee, Ohio at 60.

Richard Dail (Bus ’88), Saint Petersburg, Fla. at 52.

Lawrence Irvin (Eng ’82), Watervliet, Mich. at 59.

Brian Retar (Eng ’87), Toledo at 51.

Delores Borbidge (Univ Coll ’81), at 67.

Gloria Layson (Bus ’81), Toledo at 73.

90’s

Mary Ann Solik (UTCTC ’94), Lambertville, Mich. at 68.

D’arcy Orde (MEd ’91), Oak Harbor, Ohio at 79.

00’s

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

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’40’s
Alton “Bud” Gladieux (Ed ’46) attended the celebration of 100 years of men’s basketball at UT. Gladieux joined the team in 1942 as a freshman, and was a member of the men’s team that won 22 games before falling in the NIT, then the country’s premier postseason tournament. He was honored at the game during the celebration. Gladieux
’70’s
capozzi Anthony P. Capozzi (Law ’70) has been elected chairperson of the Commission on Judicial Performance, an independent state agency responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct and disciplining judges. Capozzi operates his own law firm in Fresno, Calif. and focuses mainly on criminal justice law.
Mark Holycross (MS ’78) was honored with the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award in April 2016. The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes dedicated and committed faculty from 20 SCICU member institutions who work one-on-one with students whom they also serve as advisers, mentors and friends. Holycross is a professor of physical science and physics at Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg, S.C. MarkHolycross
’80’s
driscoll Dr. Peter Driscoll (RES ’86) is the new general surgeon at Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, N.M. Driscoll is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a member of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Vimal Kumar (A/S ’81, MED ’86) joined the Bellevue Hospital’s Pain Management Center as a member of the medical staff. Kumar is a pain management physician specialist and is board certified in pain management and anesthesiology.

Jim Beckman (Bus ’87) retired from the accounting firm Ernst and Whinney in April 2016 after more than 28 years of service. In his retirement, Jim plans to stay in the Toledo area and become more involved with community organizations. beckman
becker Dr. Janine Becker (UTCTC ’80, Univ Coll ’82) is the new dean of enrollment at Keystone College, located in La Plume, Pa. Becker brings with her more than 25 years of experience in higher education, finance and marketing.

Dave Deptula (Law ’84) was appointed to the newly-created position of VP of Legal and Special Projects for Dayton Freight Lines, Inc., located in Dayton, Ohio. Depulta will be involved in corporate legal matters and contracts, and pro-general accounting, tax and finance assistance to the company and its shareholders.

Paul Suber (Eng ’84, MBA ’91) has been named vice president, business development & manufacturing excellence at Metaldyne Performance Group Inc., a leading provider of highly-engineered components for use in powertrain and safety-critical applications for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets.

Dr. Jeffrey L. Spiess (MED ’80) recently received the Josefina B. Magno Distinguished Hospice Physician Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The award recognizes a hospice medical director or hospice physician who provides the highest quality services and innovative programs and who demonstrates exemplary dedication to the practice of palliative medicine in a hospice setting. Speiss
’90’s
beyer Michael Beyer (Bus ’91) is the new chief financial officer for Chassix, a global automotive supplier of precision casting and machining solutions. Beyer will be responsible for providing strategic guidance and oversight to corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, reporting, tax, and investor relations. Chassix is headquartered in Southfield, Mich.
*Dr. Gireesh Gupchup (PharmD ’90, PharmD ’93) was named as the new dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy. SIUE is located in Edwardsville, Ill. gupchup

Ted Bradley (Eng ’93) was appointed as the director of sales at B’laster Corporation. In his new position, he is responsible for developing and implementing all sales strategy, as well as managing the sales team. B’laster Corporation, located in Valley View, Ohio, manufactures penetrants, lubricants, rust inhibitors, and a full line of specialty, highly concentrated formulas for the automotive, industrial and hardware industries.

weber Chris Weber (Law ’92) is the new managing director of the law firm Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, located in Columbus, Ohio. Weber is a professional responsibility and trial lawyer who joined the firm in 1991.
**Nadine Hoffmann (UTCTC ’94, Univ Coll ’07) is the recipient of the UT College of Engineering’s Outstanding Staff award for Spring 2016 and also the Alice H. Skeens Outstanding University Woman Award 2016. Hoffmann works at UT as an assistant to the interim undergraduate dean in the College of Engineering. College of Engineering 2nd Donor Recipient Brunch

Randy Krupp (UTCTC ’93) was honored as Bedford Township’s Deputy of the Year for Monroe County, Mich.

’00’s

Robin Clancy (A/S ’06) has received two scholarships from Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science: the Mary T. Kim Endowed Scholarship, and the Vanita Scholars in Youth Librarianship Scholarship. Clancy’s career goal is to continue serving children and young adults by providing access to information in a library setting.

ben_brydges *Ben Brydges (Eng ’06, MBA ’14) assumed the role of senior program manager for Dana Holding Corporation’s new axle assembly facility, based in Toledo. Brydges joined Dana in 2003 as an applications engineer and has held other critical roles within Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies, including master data global lead, global program manager, and most recently, operations manager in Fort Wayne, Ind., since August 2015. In his most recent role, he improved efficiencies in numerous departments by reducing scrap and overtime, as well as improving labor efficiency. The new axle assembly facility will integrate Dana’s best global manufacturing practices and advanced operating systems, while assembling the latest axle technologies.

Ted Rath (Ed ’07) joined the medical department of the Miami Dolphins, an NFL team located in Miami, Fla., as the new assistant strength and conditioning coach. Rath will proactively focus on injury-prevention techniques by concentrating on players’ wellness.

’10’s
Alex Hale (Law ’13) has been appointed to the position of Assistant Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney. Hale is assigned to the civil division of the prosecutor’s office. The civil division is the legal advisor to all county boards, county agencies, county elected officials, and township trustees, boards and commissions. hale
Births and Marriages
Torongo *Brianna Torongo (LLSS ’15) and Marcus Castro announced their engagement and are planning a September 23, 2016 wedding at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green, Ohio. Brianna is employed by NorthWest Community Corrections Center in Bowling Green, Ohio and Marcus is employed at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Maumee, Ohio.
Christa Lynn Adams (A/S ’09) and Ryan Lee Firsdon were wed on May 14, 2016. Christa is currently the human resource director for Ohioans Home Healthcare, Inc. in Perrysburg, Ohio and Ryan is an assistant parts manager for Lower Great Lakes Kenworth, also located in Perrysburg, Ohio. adams
zenczak Emily Zenczak (HS ’12) and *Duane Mancini (Pharm ’12, PharmD ’14) are engaged and planning a July 30, 2016 wedding.
John Joseph Stefancin (MED ’02) and Candace Marie Barak were married on June 4, 2016. The reception was held at The Lake Club in Youngstown, Ohio. John, an orthopedic surgeon, practices at University Orthopaedics in Youngstown and Candace is a nurse anesthetist at the Surgical Hospital at Southwoods in Boardman, Ohio. Stefancin

Jereme George Frey (Law ’12) and Sarah Mae Maxwell announced their engagement and will wed on September 3 at Mount Olivet United Church of Christ in North Lima, Ohio. A reception will follow at Avion on the Water in Canfield, Ohio. Jereme is an analyst for EdgePoint Capital in Beachwood, Ohio and Sarah is a physician liaison for University Hospitals in Cleveland.

*Ross Wuebker (Eng ’14) and Kelly Dahlinghaus were married on May 14, 2016 in Minster, Ohio. Ross is employed by the Auglaize County Engineers Department and Kelly is a physical therapist at Community Sports and Therapy.

Kesler Bryant Alan Kesler (Eng ’13) and Julie Marie Buescher exchanged vows on July 16, 2016 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, Ohio. Bryant is employed at Allen Soil and Water Conservation District in Lima, Ohio and Julie is a teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul School in Ottawa, Ohio.
Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Ryan A. Kelso, Perrysburg, Ohio at 41. He was a nurse and operations supervisor in the operating room at the UT Medical Center from 2006 to 2011.

Dr. Dean J. Reichenbach, Sandusky, Ohio at 80. He was a clinical assistant professor of medicine from 1982 to 2011.

**Dr. Bonnie J. Sloan (Ed ’52, MEd ’62, PhD ’78), Holland, Ohio at 84. She was an education instructor.

**Marsha M. (Hailman) Brown (MNRS ’94, Post Grad NRS ’01), Whitehouse, Ohio at 69. She was a member of the nursing staff and worked in various units, including critical care and surgery recovery, and was also a nursing supervisor. Brown became a nursing instructor in 1994. In 2008, she was named assistant professor of nursing, a title she held until her retirement in 2011. She also served as advanced practice nurse clinical coordinator from 2009 to 2011.

Richard K. Ransom, Sylvania, Ohio at 96. The local businessman founded Hickory Farms in 1959 and the company expanded to more than 450 franchised stores and 80 company-owned stores by 1980 when he sold it. Known for his philanthropy, Ransom was a former board member of both the UT Foundation and the MUO Foundation. He was also a member of the Presidents Club.

Catherine P. Ruby, Toledo at 93. She was an assistant professor in the College of Nursing from 1974 to 1980 and also taught in 1982 and 1983.

William H. Ryan (Eng ’77), Sylvania, Ohio at 78. He was a former UT instructor.

Mary Kay (Toth) Widener, Toledo at 55. She joined the MCO staff in 1999 as a delivery worker in Receiving.

*Egbert Brown, Dublin, Ohio at 78.

40’s

**Raymond Rex (Eng ’49), Boca Raton, Fla. at 95.

Shirley Leveton Hes (Bus ’47), at 90.

Kermit Hatfield (Bus ’49), Cincinnati, Ohio at 92.

50’s

Morton Leveton (Bus ’51, Law ’55), Toledo at 87.

Paul Smith (Eng ’50), Glen Ellyn, Ill. at 87.

James Schroeder (Bus ’50), Terre Haute, Ind. at 92.

**Clarence Pawlicki (Eng ’50), Palm City, Fla. at 88.

60’s

Patrick Hiller (UTCTC ’67), Willoughby, Ohio at 70.

**Dr. Roger Bell (MEd ’67), Sanibel, Fla. at 79.

Mary Martin (Ed ’69), Toledo at 92.

Jeanette Deye (Ed ’68), Sylvania, Ohio at 90.

70’s

James Steele (UTCTC ’77), Toledo at 61.

Terry Burns (Ed ’72), Toledo at 68.

James O’Connor (Univ Coll ’77), Maumee, Ohio at 78.

Roger Hendrickson (A/S ’75), Berkey, Ohio at 84.

Abdul-Rahman Smiley (Eng ’77, MEng ’87), Toledo at 61.

Donald Backus (UTCTC ’78, Bus ’80), Toledo at 66.

Carolyn Gates (UTCTC ’77), Toledo at 74.

Beatrice Rummell (UTCTC ’76, Univ Coll ’84), Toledo at 76.

Judith Haugh (A/S ’70), Toledo at 79.

80’s

Catherine Peacock (UTCTC ’86, UTCTC ’86), Toledo at 56.

Robert Folk (Univ Coll ’83), Northwood, Ohio at 72.

John Lynch (A/S ’80), Toledo at 62.

Tracy Guthrie (A/S ’81, MBA ’83), Maumee, Ohio at 56.

Marie Lonz (Ed ’89), Toledo at 85.

Judith Williams (UTCTC ’89), Toledo at 71.

Johanna Galevi (A/S ’88), Toledo at 86.

90’s

Dr. Meral Gknar (MEd ’94), San Fernando, Calif. at 87.

Carol Dodd (Univ Coll ’99), Toledo at 59.

00’s

Brendan Wilde (A/S ’07), Toledo at 34.

William Samiec (Univ Coll ’07), Swanton, Ohio at 76.

Michael Walker (HSHS ’02), Toledo at 67.

Warren Clark (MA ’06), Columbus, Ohio at 69.

10’s

Dr. Cyrus Chan (RES ’13), Holland, Ohio at 39.

Stephanie Zunk (MA ’10), Monclova, Ohio at 34.

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