Dan Kahler '50 was honored recently by the renaming of
the basketball court at Cowley County Community Colleg's William
S. Scott Auditorium in his honor. The Feb. 8, 2002, event took place
as part of the colleg's third annual athletic hall of fame event.
Kahler also is a member of Southwestern's athletic and education
halls of fame.
Eddie Kiley '51 and his wife, Patricia, celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary July 26, 2002. Eddie has retired as an
internal auditor and resource manager from the Air Force and is
a retired lieutenant colonel from the USAF Reserve.
William D. McIntosh '58 retired in the spring after 32 years
as professor of mathematics at Central Methodist College, Fayette,
Donna (Schmidt) Kater '59 served as a Red Cross volunteer
counselor at Ground Zero following the September 11 tragedy.
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Gladys Clark '60 celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 6.
Billie Day '60 has filed to run for the office of U. S.
Senator in the District of Columbia. The duties are to advocate
for full voting representation in congress for the District of Columbia.
Billie first went to D.C. as a Washington semester student from
Clark Murl Webster '66 has been named administrator at Infinia
Heathcare of McPherson.
Nelson Warren '67 was named Kansas High School Speech Teacher
of the Year by the Kansas Speech Communication Association in May
2002. Nelson teaches speech and is debate coach at Remington High
School in Whitewater.
Don Hapward '68 recently became dean of admission and financial
assistance at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo. Don would
love to hear from members of the class of '68.
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Richard Chad Hatfield '75 has been named academic dean of
St. Herman's Theological Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska. Kodiak is where
the first Orthodox Christian missionaries arrived in 1794 from Russia.
The seminary is one of five Orthodox seminaries in the United States.
The majority of seminarians are native Alaskans.
Dianna (Callison, May) Parmley '75 is dean of social sciences
and human services at Iowa Western Community College in Council
Perry Potter '78 has now retired after teaching band in
Marysville since 1978. Perry's plans are to help with the Kansas
State University marching band in the fall.
LaMar Burks '79 was recently selected as one of 524 high
school assistant coaches of the year. LaMar has been a coach and
teacher in the Tulsa public school system for 19 years. A panel
of judges from Scholastic Coach and Athletic Director magazine selected
Burks, who thanks everyone who nominated him for the award-college
associates, former players, head coaches, family members, and fraternity
brothers. In addition to his coaching duties in football, boy's
and girl's track, boy's and girl's tennis, and freshman girl's basketball,
Burks is the public address announcer for Central (Tulsa) varsity
basketball. He and his wife have three children. After the death
of his oldest daughter, Marcella, Burks rededicated his life to
promoting and influencing young people.
Bob Crank '79 retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a lieutenant
colonel in 1999. Bob is now director of admissions and financial
aid at Calvary Bible College, Kansas City, Mo. He and his wife,
Camy, have three children.
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Kelly Rundell '82 married Mike Burton on Aug. 3, 2002, in
Wichita. Kelly is the senior city attorney for the city of Wichita
and a member of Southwestern's board of trustees.
Jeffrey Anderson '83 received a master of science degree
in elementary education school administration from Central Missouri
State University in May 2002. Jeff has also been named in the 2002
edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. He has been a teacher/coach
and sponsor of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Harrisonville,
Lana Lowe-Schalach '83 has a new job as head of the dance
department for an elementary arts magnet school located north of
Beth (Nolte) Reeder '84 has joined Rainbows United in Wichita
as the staff development coordinator.
Randy Rowley '84 is the new Golden Eagles head women's tennis
coach for the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg,
Sharlan J. (Albright) Graber '86 was recently ordained as
a deacon/associate member to the Kansas West Conference of the United
Methodist Church. As of July 1, Sharlan has been appointed to the
Jerusalem Road Parish in the Kansas East Conference.
Terri McCorkle '87 and James Dalenta were married July 13,
2002. Micki McCorkle '85 performed the ceremony.
Kim (Vogel) Sawyer '87 had her first novel, A Seeking Heart,
released June 26. A Seeking Heart is the first book of the four-book
Mountain Lake series. Besides writing, Kim does public speaking
and teaches fifth grade social studies and writer's workshop at
Morgan Elementary School in Hutchinson. Kim's Web site is http://KimVogelSawyer.hssites.com.
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Cramer Hass '90 has been promoted to assistant vice president
of metropolitan business development at UMB Bank in Kansas City.
Sandy (Harding) Keene '90, third grade teacher in Arkansas
City, received her master of education degree in curriculum and
instruction in May from Wichita State University. In April, Sandy
was awarded the Jennibelle Watson Scholarship from Delta Kappa Gamma,
an honorary society for women educators, and was recently honored
by being included in the Who's Who Among America's Teachers for
Paul McDonald '91, CEO and president of SPIKEware, Inc.,
was asked by the Hartford Area SAS Users Group (HASUG) to speak
at the organization's Aug. 15 meeting at Yale University. Paul's
presentation was titled "Converting to SAS Version 8.x for Daily
Usage" and covered the topics of the new features of the SAS software
system version 8.x. The audience was composed of statisticians and
users of the SAS software system from the Hartford area.
Eric Kurtz '92 was recently promoted to senior vice president
at Pioneer Bank and Trust in Ponca City, Okla. In addition to his
commercial loan responsibilities, he will also oversee the branch
facility in Ponca City.
Trevor Leffingwell '92 has been named executive director
for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the High Plains. Trevor and his
wife, Paula, and sons reside in Elkhart.
Scott Bugbee '93 earned his master's degree in sports administration
from the University of Kansas. Scott teaches biology and science
at Louisburg High School, Louisburg, Kan.
Juli (Wray) Moran '93 is currently coaching the boy's and
girl's tennis teams at Liberty Christian High School in Denton,
Texas. Juli is also attending the University of North Texas working
on her master's degree in special education.
Chris Davenport '94 was promoted to Lear Jet captain in
December 2001 with Wal-Mart Aviation. Chris and Amy (Conklin) '93
reside in Rogers, Ark., with children, Ethan, Abbi, and Christa.
Amy (Bugbee) Reed '96 received a master's degree in school
administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in May.
Amy teaches biology at Bishop Miege High School, Kansas City.
Heather Carrnody '97 received her master's degree in management
from Webster University in May of 2001. She is currently a detective
in the homicide division of the Wichita Police Department.
Chris and Anne (Keith) Holt '97 '98 continue to reside
in Minneapolis, Minn. Chris works with the patent law firm Westman,
Camplin, and Kelly. Anne is with Fairview University Medical Center
in the drug analysis and biochemical genetics laboratories. (see
Deanna Housh '98 and Ryan Likes were married May 26, 2002.
The couple resides in Wichita.
Damion Walker '98 received the doctor of osteopathic medicine
degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic
Medicine on June 2. Damion will complete a postdoctoral residency
in orthopedic surgery in Dayton, Ohio.
Stephanie Sharp '98 won her primary race and will be the
Republican candidate in the general election for a seat in the Kansas
House of Representatives, district 17, Shawnee. Currently Stephanie
is the Kansas government relations director for the American Cancer
Kevin Carnahan '99 graduated magna cum laude from Perkins
School of Theology with a master of theological studies degree.
Kevin has been accepted into the graduate program in religious studies
at Southern Methodist University to begin work on his Ph.D.
Jennifer (Benevento) Carnahan '99 teaches at Bowman Middle
School in the Dallas area and was recently named Bowman's best teacher
of the month.
Angie Horstmann '99 is a kindergarten teacher at St. Anne's
Catholic School in Bristol, Va.
Jessie Fisk '99 was awarded the ASLP Medical Technologist
Certification. She is working at Bannock Regional Medical Center
in Pocatello, Idaho.
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Andrea Pearce '01 and Michael Ziser '02 were married
June 1, 2002, in Winfield.
Elizabeth (Barbiers) and Daniel Buchmueller '02, '01
were married May 10, 2002.
Amy Butler '01 and Charles Watson were married May 25, 2002,
Angie Joy '01 and Ed Lemmon were married on March 30, 2002.
Jenni Ireland '01 is a registered nurse at St. Joseph's
Hospital and has been a research assistant at Arizona State University.
Angela Gentry '01 is an editorial assistant for Real Estate
Shonda French and Kristopher Green '02, '02 were
married June 28, 2002.
Michael Konrade '02 has completed an extensive 20-week
basic law enforcement course at the Kansas Highway Patrol training
academy in Salina. Michael has been assigned to patrol Elk County
Crystal Hensiek '02 and Mark Dix were married April 12,
2002. Both are teachers in the Wichita school system.
James Larson '02 has received a fellowship at Notre Dame
University to study the impact of ionic liquids (the so-called green
solvents) on the environment.
Bradley J. Newell '02 is attending the University of Kansas
where he will be studying toward a doctor of pharmacology degree.
Derrick Landwehr-Brown '03 spent part of his summer in Washington,
D.C., as an intern for Todd Tiahrt, Kansas representative from the
Fourth District. A business administration major from Douglass,
Landwehr-Brown was able to interact with Tiahrt weekly. His workload
included preparing casework, handling faxes, answering phones, dealing
with constituent concerns, and giving tours of the Capitol. He was
also able to attend press conferences between June 1 and July 10.
Lindsey Miller '05 is currently in training for a marathon
she will run in January 2003 at Walt Disney World. The purpose of
the Walt Disney World marathon is to raise money for the Leukemia
and Lymphoma Society.
Amy Andes '06 and Merlin Dennis were married March 23, 2002,
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Ryan Alexander, Jan. 23, 2002, to Sonya (White) '84 and
Josie Carol, May 16, 2002, to Traci (Day) '89 and Kenneth
Kelsey Ann, May 15, 2002, to Matt '91 and Rachel Babcock.
Camri Joele, May 1, 2002, to John '91 and Michele Gage.
Carleton Douglas, in June, to Clif and Wendy (Dolsen) Coleman
Grace Elizabeth, June 15, 2002, to Marcie and Jonathan Thompson
Ethan Allen, May 20, 2002, to Julie (Wray) '93 and Mark
Christa Grace, May 17, 2002, to Chris and Amy (Conklin) Davenport
Daci Corinne, Sept. 6, 2001, to George '95 and Trisha Stover
A daughter June 19, 2002, to Darrin and Christen (Callaway)
Olivia Faye, May 14, 2002, to Erika (Markley) and Ben Richardson
Jerod Keith Holt, May 17, 2002, to Chris and Anne (Keith) Holt
Landon Jade, May 26, 2002, to Ryan and Shannon (Hutchinson)
Smykil '00 '00.
Jayde Abrial and Jarrett Olin, June 17, 2002, to Karen and Michael
Shaunessy Mica, April 16, 2002, to Christopher and Jessie (Brass)
Fisk '01 '99.
Shelby Ann, May 6, 2002, to Darla'02 and Aaron Blake.
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Olive L. (Miller) Palmer '25, Oxford, died August 9, 2002,
at age 99. Because her husband was a Methodist pastor, Olive lived
in many Kansas communities including Ensign, Harper, Valley Center,
Stafford, Ulysses, and Colby. Following her husband's death in 1964,
she moved back to Oxford, near where she had grown up.
Ella Bebermeyer '28, Manhattan, died June 22, 2002, at age
101. She had been a deaconess in Springfield, Mo., and later taught
in missionary schools in Florida and South Carolina. She also taught
high school in Gypsum and Herington, and later was a nurse's aide
in Manhattan and worked at Kansas State University.
Mary Margaret (Damett) Warner '32 died May 31, 2002. A former
educator, she was 90. Survivors includes her son Nicholas '70.
Savinah (Shockey) Harpending '36 died May 25, 2002. Savinah,
87, was a teacher and physical therapist while serving as a captain
in the U.S. Army. She lived in Penn Yan, N.Y., for 30 years before
retiring to California in 1982.
Hortense (Peck) Wilson '36 died May 4, 2002. An artist and
poet, she was 88. Survivors include her husband J. Graydon '36,
a son David R. '62, and a daughter Priscilla Wilson '67.
Ruth Mary (Cole) Pollock '38 died July 17, 2002. Survivors
include her husband, Morris.
John Lowrey '39 died May 15, 2002. Survivors include his
wife Helen (Callison) '38 and a daughter, Lorraine Morton
Winifred (Brown) Matthews '39, Haviland, died June 12,
2002. She was 84. She was an American Red Cross blood drive recruiter
for 33 years and helped organize the Foot Clinic and Blood Pressure
Clinic in Haviland. She also was the Southwest Kansas Area on Aging
representative for Haviland for 14 years.
Mary Jo Williams '42 died May 15, 2002.
Mary Ellen (Meador) Deets '43 died June 11, 2002. Mary Ellen
retired from Beech Aircraft Corp as an executive secretary and administrative
assistant. Survivors include her husband, Harold '43.
Margie (Stanley) Robinson '47 died May 7, 2002. Survivors
include her husband, Robbie '47, and a brother William
Ruth (Murray) Brown '48 died May 2, 2002, at age 75. She
was the daughter of former Southwestern College president Alvin
Murray, and a noted sociologist and educator. She lived in Norman,
Okla. Her book, For a "Christian Ameirca": A History of the Religious
Right, was published after her death and is reviewed in this issue
of The Southwesterner. Survivors include her husband Sidney '47.
Marjorie (Essex) Jacobs '54 died July 31, 2002. She was
70. A Jetmore resident for 39 years, she was a teacher, retiring
after teaching music for 32 years. Survivors include her husband
Nancy (Bender) Goodell '61 died July 7, 2002. Survivors
include a sister Joy (Bender) Reynolds '45.
Louise (Kemper) Rahn '90, Midland, Texas, died May 21, 2002
at the age of 83. Louise was buried in the National Memorial Cemetery
of the Pacific in Honolulu, alongside her first husband, who was
killed in World War II. Her activities included the Midland Symphony
Guild and the Midland Opera Gild, as well as the Midland Society
of University Women.
Brian Groves '02 died July 4, 2002, at the age of 25 following
an automobile accident. He had worked as manager for Mike Groves
Oil. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Michael and Judi
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Art Krehbiel died May 15, 2002. Survivors include his wife
Ruth Spore Moon, died May 15, 2002 in Mesa AZ. Survivors
include step-sons George Moon, '69, Roger Moon '70,
and Laban Moon '73.
Michael A. Vaughn died May 21, 2002. Survivors include his
wife Deborah (Warner) '72.
Jo A. Leffingwell died May 25, 2002. Survivors include her
sons Thad '92 and Trevor '92
George W. Duncan died Feb. 6. 2002.
Glenn E. Johnson died June 25, 2002. Survivors include his
Thomas W. Kuffler died July 3, 2002. Survivors include his
Dee Cauble died May 29, 2002. Survivors include sons William
Jack '67 and Steven '72.
Betty Courtney died June 24, 2002. Survivors include son
Robert C. Powell died Feb. 9, 2002. Survivors include his
wife Rosalie (Thompson) '54.
William C. Newlin died December 4, 2001. Survivors in her
wife Joyce (Johnson) '44
Violet Pittman died July 12, 2002. Survivors include her
son Mark '67 and daughter Marilyn '69.
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Jason Coy, assistant professor of history, will present
a paper titled "Watchers and Informants: Information Collection,
Criminal Prosecution,and Authority in Sixteenth-Century Ulm" at
the international Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in San Antonio,
Texas, in October 2002.
Munir Hassan, formerly a member of Southwestern College's
business faculty, has accepted a tenure track position as associate
professor of finance Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC.
Brenda Hicks, director of financial aid, will lead two sessions
at the local KACRAO conference in October. Hicks has led these sessions
before both regionally and nationally.
Chuck Kater, associate dean of professional studies and
SC Online, was keynote speaker at a symposium of 30 community college
educators held in Kansas City June 14 and 15. The symposium, sponsored
by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc., focused on the use of distance learning
Shawn Neises, assistant professor of education and director
of the early childhood program, along with several early childhood
students will make a presentation at the Kansas Association for
Early Childhood Education (KAEYC) conference in Wichita Oct. 12th.
Those involved in the presentation are Abriel Lette, director/lead
teacher of Little Builders Preschool; Amanda Milch, early childhood
pre-service teacher, Lynne Gubichuk, early childhood pre-service
teacher, Lori Fitch, first grade teacher at Caldwell Elementary
and graduate student, and Neises. Neises also had a poster presentation
at the Southern Early Childhood Association conference March 22
titled "Mapping with Young Children." She will give the same presentation
at the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC) conference
in Tulsa Oct. 10 and 11.
Tami Pullins, associate dean of students, and Melodee
Voth, director of student support and career services, attended
the National Conference on Student Retention in Washington, D.C.
The conference focused on such topics as increasing retention rates
and developing a research program. As a result of the conference,
this year Southwestern will be using a new retention management
system. Every incoming freshman and transfer student will complete
the College Student Inventory (a national survey by a company specializing
in student retention) to provides information about the student's
academic motivation, personal coping skills, and desire to receive
support services. Results will be used to identify students in need
of help and the person/people who would best be able to help them.
Cheryl Rude, assistant professor of leadership studies and
director of Leadership Southwestern, has led several leadership
training sessions during the past several months: " Rude and leadership
students led a workshop, "From Values to Service to Voice," at the
Kansas Health Foundation Leadership Institute June 6 and 7, in Wichita.
Student facilitators included Ashley Reist, Ann Chartier, Randall
Walz, Casey Abernethy, and Layna Ford. " Cheryl led a joint planning
session for Pratt and Garden City Leader-Full participants, June
25 and 26 in Hesston and July 9 at Southwestern. Ashley Reist was
student facilitator. " Rude presented the keynote session to the
Community College Student Leaders at Pratt Community College April
26, "The Combination of Passion, Character, and Competency in Leadership."
Jane Schlickau, associate professor of nursing, is co-author
(with Cheryl Hilgenberg of Millikin University) of "Building Transcultural
Knowledge Through Intercollegiate Collaboration," published in the
Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol. 13, No. 3, July 2002.
Karen Schoenebeck, assistant professor of accounting, is
author of a test item file to accompany Cost Accounting: A Managerial
Emphasis, a textbook by Horngren, Datar, and Foster to be published
by Prentice Hall. She also co-authored a test item file to accompany
Management Accounting, third edition, by Atkinson, Banker, Kaplan,
and Young published by Prentice Hall. Schoenebeck wrote Internet
exercises for Financial Accounting, first edition, by Reimers published
by Prentice Hall. Shoenebeck's recent professional presentations
include: (with Karen Hefner) "Presentation Skills," 62nd National
Leadership Conference of the American Woman's Society of Certified
Public Accountants, San Antonio, Texas, June 12, 2002; two presentations
at the South Central Conference of the American Society of Women
Accountants, Houston, Texas, May 18, 2002-(with Kym Anderson) "Male/Female
Communications: Building Collaborative Relationships," and (with
Karen Hefner) "Mentoring Relationships"; and "Resolving Ethical
Issues," National Conference of the American Society of Women Accountants,
Scottsdale, Ariz., Oct 2001.
Tim Shook, associate professor of music, presented on the
topic of "Piano Proficiency" and was a panel member representing
liberal arts institutions for a panel discussion Aug. 2 at the National
Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum at the University of Cincinnati-Conservatory
in Cincinnati. On Sept. 20 he assumed a two-year term as president
of the Kansas Music Teachers Association (KMTA) affiliated with
Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). He is serving on the
awards committee of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
Jerry Wallace, Southwestern College archivist, represented
the family of Calvin Coolidge and the Coolidge Memorial Foundation
of Plymouth, Vt., at the rededication of the World War I Liberty
Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., on May 25, 2002. The monument, which
had fallen into disrepair, has been restored to its original state.
As vice president, in 1921 Coolidge had participated in the Memorial
site dedication and later, as President, dedicated the Memorial
on Armistice Day 1926. Wallace has written an article on Coolidge's
participation to be published next year.
Richard Wilke, bishop in residence at Southwestern College,
preached at four United Methodist annual conferences this spring
- the Texans Conference, the Holston Conference, the Western Pennsylvania
Conference and the Eastern Ohio Conference. Wilke and Julia Wilke
also were in Moscow during late June to participate in the first
Disciple Bible Study training event Julia and were sent by the publishing
house to Moscow in late June to for Russian pastors, in Russian,
with Russian translations.
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