Robert Bishop '56 has filed a declaration of candidacy
for reelection as district judge in Winfield. He has held that office
continuously since 1977.
Ken Sargeant '56 is one of the five founding members of
the Florida Citrus Model Train Society. He currently serves as president
of the organization. The society's activities can be checked out
Ken has been an educator for 35 years. He also served as head football
and track coach on the high school and college levels before getting
into administration. He is currently assistant principal at South
Plantation (Fla.) High School.
Garry Hays '57, president of United States International
University, has been named to the American Council on Education's
Commission on International Education. The commission helps ACE
develop plans for policy discussions with federal officials as well
as good practices to assist member institutions to become more international
in scope and focus. Garry's appointment runs through December 2002.
Myrtle (Good) Bly '59 was elected Valentine Queen at Presbyterian
Manor, Arkansas City. She taught kindergarten for about 35 years
and possibly operated the first pre-school in that city.
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Harry Betts '65 has been appointed to the Attica United
Methodist Church, Attica, Kan. He has been serving First United
Methodist Church, Coffeyville.
Diane (Helsel) Watters '65 has been appointed to First United
Methodist Church, Salina. She has been serving as superintendent
of the Winfield District of the United Methodist Church.
Dennis Kuder '69 will become superintendent of the Dodge
City District of the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist
Church in July 2000. As a district superintendent Dennis will provide
supervision and support for the pastors and congregations of 53
United Methodist churches in southwest Kansas.
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Bruce DeHaven '70 recently signed with the San Francisco
49ers to become their special teams coach. Bruce moves to the 49ers
after 13 years in a similar position with the Buffalo Bills.
Phil Fischer '73 was clinician at the Pike Trail League
Band Clinic hosted by St. John's High School band. Currently pastor
at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wichita, Phil was instrumental
music director at Concordia High School before entering the ministry.
He also taught at O'Neill, Neb., and Sedgwick, Kan.
Kim Tennal '76 was recently named the Kansas Sports Volleyball
Coach of the Year for 1999. Her Centralia Lady Panthers finished
the season undefeated with a 41-0 record and a three- peat state
championship. Kim was assisted by her husband, Kimbrook '76. Kimbrook
coached volleyball at Seneca, Nemaha Valley for eight years compiling
a 298-3 record. Their daughter, Miklannet, was a four-year starter
on the Lady Panther volleyball team. Kimbrook is the Lady Panther
basketball coach. His team finished the 1999-2000 season undefeated
(28-0) 1A state basketball champs. Miklannet was named one of the
top five players in basketball for the state of Kansas. The Tennals
have two other children, Sandon (16) and Kenton (12).
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Robin Rivers '83 recently accepted a position with Kansas
Orthopaedic Center in Wichita with a primary responsibility in rodeo
sports medicine. She travels all over Kansas and northern Oklahoma
covering rodeos and taking care of cowboys' and cowgirls' injuries.
Robin reports that she is having a blast doing something she loves.
Robin is a certified athletic trainer and has been working at NCAA
Division III schools in Virginia and Ohio for the last 14 years
after getting her master's degree.
Keith Anglemyer '84 was the director of a massed choir composed
of musicians from many churches at the Winfield District Festival
of Faith. The festival, "Celebrate 2000, Celebrate Jesus," took
place April 2, 2000, at Wellington First United Methodist Church.
Also included was a special trumpet fanfare written by Keith.
Ann (Channel) Leppke '84 brought a group of 19 students
from her seventh- and eighth-grade classes and their sponsors to
spend two days on the Southwestern campus. The group toured the
new science center, sat in on an Atom and Cosmos class, and ate
in the student center. They took an off-campus trip to the Slate
Creek Wetlands, where Eugene Young '89, Southwestern's visiting
professor in ecology, explained shore bird migration and techniques
for collecting samples. After a swim at the college pool the group
camped at Winfield City Lake. On the way back to Peabody they stopped
near Augusta for a fossil hunt.
Sam Sanders '84 is involved with Hutchinson Community Theater
and is currently directing a melodrama with the help of Southwestern
College graduate Craig Williams '68. Sam also conducts the
choir and handbell choir at First Church of God and actively participates
in Boy Scouts. He and his wife, Robin (Hopkins) '85, are
also kept busy by their four children (a girl, 14, and three boys,
12, 10, and 9).
Rick Mack '87 and Richard Herold have formed the law firm
of Mack and Herold, P.C. Rick practices general commercial litigation
with an emphasis on real estate litigation. He is a State Bar of
Arizona board certified real estate specialist, writing and lecturing
regularly on various real estate and litigation topics. Rick has
been admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Arizona
and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He received his juris
doctor from the University of Arizona College of Law.
Mark Gravenstein '88 is now working for the Missouri Council
on Economic Education. He is a program director and runs the stock
Kevin Potts '88 is currently manager of both Pizza Hut locations
in Winfield. He recently received a master of management information
systems degree from Friends University.
Connie Jo Sears '88 teaches ninth grade biology, eleventh
grade honors biology, human anatomy, human physiology, marine science,
and medical anthropology at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort,
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Kathy Gann '90 has been appointed pastor of the St. Paul
and Grandview United Methodist Churches in Arkansas City. She began
her new duties March 5, 2000.
Paul McDonald '91 recently completed a project in Tulsa
for Williams Energy Marketing and Trading. There he assisted commodity
traders with risk analysis reporting and working with a new software
product called SAS Risk Dimensions www.sas.com/.
In April 2000 he traveled to Indianapolis to the SAS User's Group
International (SUGI) user group meeting, where he presented four
papers for peer review on the SAS Software System. He was awarded
Best Paper in Systems Architecture for his paper "PC SAS Administration:
Making Your Ship Go." This paper will be available for viewing online
shortly. The paper was published in the proceedings of SUGI
25 ©2000, SAS Institute, Cary, N.C. At SUGI he represented SPIKEware,
as the CEO/president. Paul and his brother have been successfully
working together in SPIKEware for over two years, providing solutions
using data-mining technologies-loosely translated as "computer nerds"
to most people. Since graduation Paul has continued to work with
Primerica and was promoted to regional leader in 1997. Paul has
continued to volunteer at Willow Creek Community Church in South
Barrington, Ill., www.willowcreek.org/
with their Generation-X ministry AXIS www.generationaxis.com/.
Axis has regularly been attracting people ages 18-28 for a Saturday
night church service with a modern, rough-alternative edge with
a true Biblical message. Three weeks ago a second, similar service
was added on Sunday and attendance has jumped from around 700 per
weekend to 1,600 per weekend!
Jim Perry '93 has finished his first year working with the
human services division of the state of New Mexico. He is also a
worship leader with Living Hope Church in Albuquerque, N.M., and
has been married to his wife, Monica, for 3½ years.
Jeff "Pink" Henderson '94 '00 and Margaret Henderson were
reunited in marriage on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2000. At the
end of the school year Jeff will relocate to Fort Worth to be with
Margaret, who owns God Bless Janitorial Service, Hurst, Texas.
James Leach '94 has transferred to the 3M electronics products
division in Columbia, Mo., as a process chemist. He was previously
with the 3M tape manufacturing division in Knoxville, Iowa.
Rodney Miller '94 has been promoted to the position of defensive
coordinator with the Wichita Warlords. The Warlords are an Indoor
Football League team and play home games at the Kansas Coliseum.
Tami (Vogt) Hiebert '95 and her husband, Rob, have moved
to Hesston, after spending 8½ years in Winfield. Rob is working
for the Newton Fire/Emergency Medical Service Department. Tami is
at home with Kirsten (2) and baby Seth. (see also births)
Robert Hyatt '95 has been hired by the Medicine Lodge Peace
Treaty Association to coordinate the powwow at the 2000 event. Between
10,000 and 15,000 visitors are expected in Medicine Lodge Sept.
22, 23, and 24.
Jennifer Muret Bate '96 was awarded the First National Bank
of Winfield's First Citizen Award for March 2000. She was recognized
for her significant contributions to the Winfield community. Since
1998 she has taught at the Community Learning Center, a school for
high school students who are more successful in a non-traditional
environment. Additionally she volunteers at the Whittier Elementary
after-school program and is active at both First Baptist and Grace
United Methodist churches. She serves on the Winfield Arts and Humanities
Council and is publicity director for Winfield Habitat for Humanity.
Jennifer is co-manager of the Walnut Valley Farmers Market and co-founder
of the First National Bank Coffeehouse Music Series. She was on
the original Town Night committee and is now part of the Winfield
Main Street promotions committee.
Robin Hathaway '96 is an assistant district attorney in
the 19th judicial district, Wichita. She prosecutes child-in-need-of-care
cases in the juvenile division.
Angela DeFisher '98 has been working at a veterans' residential
center outside of Wilmore, Ky., in a capacity somewhat like a chaplain.
She is attempting to cram all her remaining course work at Asbury
Theological Seminary into this semester. As part of her studies
her work experience this semester is at the county victim's advocate
office. As a member of the staff she sees mainly victims of domestic
violence and goes to court weekly as an advocate for clients.
Christy Grealis '98 continues in her role as communications
coordinator at the Country Music Association. Christy's feature
articles on country music personalities appear in Close Up, the
magazine of the association.
Katherine Scraper '98 recently had her first book published.
The book is Collecting Words: Teaching Phonemic Awareness Using
Picture Patterns, published by Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company,
Inc. The book helps instructors teach phonics to students by using
a combination of letter chunks, or parts of words, and pictures.
By learning the letter chunks students are able to read faster than
by sounding out every letter in a word. Katherine teaches first
grade in the mornings and Reading Recovery in the afternoons at
Frances Willard Elementary School in Arkansas City.
Jason Bruce '99 and Aubrey Heckert were married Nov. 13,
1999, at Tisdale United Methodist Church. A wedding trip to Tahiti
was planned. Both are nurses at Columbia/HCA Wesley Medical Center
John Dyke '99 has moved to Harlingen, Texas, to accept a
new position with Lockheed Martin. He notes that Harlingen is right
next to South Padre Island!
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Shurma (Milburn) Messenger '83 and her husband, Alan, announce
the birth of their baby girl, Audra Glynn. Audra Glynn was born
Jan. 19, 2000. She weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces and was 21¾ inches
in length. Audra has two big brothers, Garrett (6) and Russ (3).
Grandparents include Dorothy (Higgins) Milburn '60 of Rolla
and the late Tom Milburn.
David Anderson '85 and his wife, Charlene, are the parents
of a daughter, Emma Nichole. Born March 13, 2000, she weighed 7
pounds 8 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Mark Richardson '85 and his wife, Jody, announce the birth
of their first child, Kyle Henry. Born on Feb. 25, 2000, he weighed
8 pounds 5.6 ounces and was 20¼ inches long.
Susan (Manley) MacMillan '88 and her husband, George, are
the parents of a son, Ryan Charles. Born April 18, 2000, he weighed
9 pounds 9 ounces and measured 21½ inches.
Brian and Stephanie (Drennan) Hoberecht '93 '92 have a new
baby boy, Brendon Scot. Born March 4, 2000, he weighed 6 pounds
4 ounces and was 19½ inches long. He joins a big sister, Alyx (4).
Tami (Vogt) Hiebert '95 and her husband, Rob, are the parents
of a son, Seth Robert. He was born Jan. 28, 2000.
Kerri Miller '96 is the mother of a daughter, Katelin Shea,
born March 4, 2000. She weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 19 inches
Brande (Friederich) Simmons '96 and her husband, Michael,
announce the birth of their son, Jacob Michael. Born Feb. 23, 2000,
he weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces and was 22½ inches long.
Johnna (Buckle) Leonard '97 and her husband, Doug, announce
the birth of their daughter, Chaney Caroline. She was born Jan.
4, 2000. She weighed 9 pounds 10 ounces and was 19½ inches long.
Stacy (Ridgel) Yeager '97 and her husband, Gaylin, are the
parents of a son. He was born April 14, 2000, and weighed 7 pounds
Robyn (White) and Greg Butler '98 '98 are the parents of
a son, Nicholas Charltyn, born April 19, 2000. He weighed 7 pounds
1 1/6 ounces.
Jennifer (Wahlenmaier) and Matt Biehler '99 '98 are the
parents of a daughter, Kenzie Alexis. Born March 30, 2000, she weighed
7 pounds 15.7 ounces and measured 20 inches.
Brad Anders '00 and his wife, Shelia, are the parents of
a son, Austin Taylor. Born Jan. 17, 2000, he weighed 5 pounds 5.7
ounces and measured 19 inches in length.
Ryan and Shannon (Hutchinson) Smykil '01 '00 are the parents
of a son, Mason Shawn. Born April 2, 2000, he weighed 6 pounds 14
ounces and was 20½ inches long.
Renae Baugh '01 and James Jackson are the parents of a son
born Jan. 28, 2000. He weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces.
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Russell Jump '18 died April 18, 2000, at the age of 105.
His death follows that of his wife, Florence (Regnier) by approximately
four months. After Russell's tour of duty with the Army Air Corps
as a pilot and flight instructor the couple established a uniform
manufacturing business, Arotex Co., in Wichita. For 39 years Florence
designed the patterns and Russell took care of the accounts and
other business. They sold the business, retiring in 1963. While
a businessman in Wichita, Russell served as the mayor of Wichita
in 1952 and 1953. The Jumps had celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary
Irene (Crick) Gardner '23 died April 15, 2000. A retired
teacher and USD 470 (Arkansas City) board of education secretary,
she was 98.
George Putnam '26 died April 23, 2000. Formerly with the
Federal Aviation Administration weather bureau, he was 96. Survivors
include his wife, Thelma.
Freda (Scoggins) Thomas '28 died Dec. 25, 1999.
Goldie (Corn; Marshall) Morris '30 died March 27, 2000,
at the age of 93. A former schoolteacher she taught for 26 years
in Kansas and Oklahoma, retiring in 1968 from Truesdell Middle School,
Wichita, where she taught home economics for 12 years.
Cecil Coffey '32 died May 2, 2000. A retired vice president
of The State Bank, Winfield, he was 89. Survivors include his wife,
Edna (Arnold) Bingle '33 died March 22, 2000, at the age
of 88. She had been a chemical technician for H. L. Snyder Research
Foundation in Winfield, Kan.
Alice (Cook) Cooper '33 died Feb. 6, 2000. A homemaker,
she was 90.
Luceil (Reeve) Drum '35 died April 18, 2000, at the age
of 87. Survivors include sons Leslie '60 and Donald '65.
Elizabeth (Burdette) Marine '36 died May 6, 2000. A retired
teacher, she was 85.
Frances (Lawson) Clark '37 died Feb. 20, 2000. A homemaker,
she was 86.
Mildred Lutz '37 died Feb. 21, 2000. A retired elementary
teacher, she was 92. Survivors include a sister, Fern (Lutz)
Betty (Barham) Hollowell '38 died March 22, 2000. She was
Mabel (Embers) Severtson '41 died Feb. 7, 2000, at the age
of 80. She was a retired Kansas State Department of Education certification
specialist. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth (Severtson) Martin
Vic Allen '43 died Jan. 21, 2000, at the age of 78. He served
in the Marine Corps for 20 years, retiring at the rank of lieutenant
colonel. Vic was then employed as a theoretical nuclear physicist
at Kaman Science for 25 years and had his own consulting business,
VACON, for 10 years. He served on the board of directors of Gospel
Ministries for 12 years and was a missionary to Costa Rica for six
Genevieve "Faith" (Daves) Greene '45 died Oct. 21, 1999.
She was a musical prodigy by age four. She attended Southwestern
College for one year and at age 16 won a scholarship to complete
her education at Julliard School of Music in New York City. As an
undergraduate she was concertmistress of the Julliard Graduate School
Orchestra. She played as concertmistress of the American Youth Symphony
under the direction of Leopold Stokowski and played the violin under
the direction of Arturo Toscanini. She later become concertmistress
of the New York City Opera and was a member of the Oklahoma Symphony.
She wrote several ballets as well as numerous pieces for piano and
violin. She composed the musical score for the historical drama
"Eden on the River," based on the life of Aaron Burr. She received
the Distinguished West Virginian award in 1987. Survivors include
her husband, Fay '38.
Violet (Markwell) Peck '47 died April 1, 2000. A former
schoolteacher, farmer, and homemaker, she was 76. Survivors include
her husband, Lloyd.
Gladys Townsley '47 died April 15, 2000, at the age of 96.
A retired schoolteacher, she taught near Rock, Beaumont and Wright
Canyon. She also taught in Arkansas City at Sleeth Elementary School
where she was principal and at Adams where she was assistant principal.
Vernice (Delp) Rausch '49 died Feb. 29, 2000. After graduation
she taught music in a grade school west of Winfield. Later she moved
to Kansas City where she was active in two United Methodist churches
and was director of the Mommetts, a barbershop singing group. Survivors
include her husband, Dean '49.
Homer Downum '50 died Jan. 31, 2000, at the age of 75. He
had served in the Army during World War II and was awarded a Purple
Heart after being wounded at Rhineland, France. Later he was a U.S.
postal carrier for 27 years and then worked for the City of Oswego,
Kan., at the water plant, retiring in 1986. Survivors include his
wife, Patsy, and a son, Chris '79.
Mary (Woodard) Fieser '53 died March 17, 2000. A schoolteacher
in Kansas and DeLeon Springs, Fla., until her retirement, she was
73. She later was secretary and treasurer for the family's dairy.
Her husband, Ralph, survives.
Jack "J.C." Fortenberry '53 died Feb. 10, 2000, at the age
of 74. He served in the Army during World War II and was a police
officer in Arkansas City, Kan., for 20 years. Survivors include
his wife, Iona.
Manford Kimberly '54 died Feb. 25, 2000.
Marjorie (Corn) Wilson '55 died April 19, 2000, at the age
of 85. For 42 years she taught in and around Cowley County. In retirement
she had tutored students in her home.
Don Doughty '55 died March 31, 2000, at the age of 67. At
the time of his death he was retired from teaching and the insurance
Jule (Markiewicz) Norton '58 died March 10, 2000. A librarian
and former schoolteacher she was 66. Survivors include her husband,
William "Bill" Peters '61 died April 29, 2000. An engineer
for Sandia National Laboratories, he was 61. Survivors include his
wife, Patricia (Harmon) '61.
Mildred (Marshall) Detter '64 died March 17, 2000, at the
age of 95. She had been a teacher in Grenola, Udall, Oxford, and
Winfield. Survivors include a son, Marshall '54, and daughters
Carol Falen and Janice Flick.
Yvonne (Robb) Eckert '70 died March 14, 2000, at the age
of 65. An art teacher, she had been on the faculty at Osawatomie
High School and more recently at Halstead High School. She retired
Hazel Carter '75 died April 8, 2000. Retired from Winfield
State Hospital and Training Center after 43 years of service, she
had been active in several professional and teachers' organizations
in addition to being secretary-treasurer of her church.
Melinda Morford '78 died Feb. 11, 2000.
Bernice Martin, widow of Isaac Martin '17, died Feb. 10,
Pauline (Mallonee) Shepherd, widow of Chester '30, died
Feb. 17, 2000, at the age of 92. A mathematics teacher, she was
retired from Chaparral High School, Anthony-Harper, Kan.
Victor McCrea, husband of Melba (Maurer; Lyon) '33, died
May 8, 1999. A retired rear admiral of the United States Navy, he
was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Irma (Korte) Davis, wife of John '36, died Dec. 29, 1999.
John Hannah Jr., husband of Dorothy (Wilson) '41, died April
19, 2000. A retired investigator for the State of Kansas Beverage
Control Department, he was 88.
Anna (Rhine) Fleming died March 31, 2000, at the age of 80. Survivors
include a brother, Robley Rhine '53.
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Gabe Adkins has joined the staff of the Southwestern College
Professional Studies Centers in Wichita as a recruiter/advisor.
A native of Paola, Gabe graduated from Ottawa University and had
recently worked for Enterprise Rent-a-Car in the El Dorado satellite
office. He and his wife, Tammy, live in Wichita.
Dena Allison, financial aid counselor at Southwestern College,
is the new dance squad coach.
Cindy Ball has been added to the institutional advancement
staff at Southwestern College. She is the coordinator of corporate
and foundation relations.
Fran Broadhurst, former assistant dean of students at Southwestern
College, celebrated her 80th birthday March 27, 2000, with a card
shower. As Fran is still pastor at the Cambridge Presbyterian Church,
she made the congregation promise not to have a party on her birthday.
Fully complying with Fran's wishes, the congregation surprised her
with a reception the following Sunday afternoon.
Martha Butler, nursing program director at Southwestern
College, has been elected chairperson of the nominating committee
of the Kansas State Nurses Association.
Floyd Camp, a member of the Southwestern College Professional
Studies Centers advisory board, recently retired as head of education
outreach at McConnell Air Force Base. As a high school dropout he
enlisted in the Air Force and learned firsthand the value of adult
education. By the time he retired from active duty in 1989 Floyd
had earned two associate's degrees, a bachelor's degree and two
master's degrees. Additionally he held the rank of chief master
sergeant, one of only eight people in education to do so. He and
his wife, Joyce, will retire to the home they built a few years
ago in Illinois, but he says he will be back to McConnell for the
opening of the Consolidated Education Center, a $7 million project
he helped plan.
Cynthia Evans is a new admission counselor at Southwestern
College. She will be responsible for recruiting in southeast Kansas,
Oklahoma and Arkansas. Cynthia comes to Southwestern from Stephens
College in Columbia, Mo., where she worked as a student ambassador
and office aid in the admission office.
Willard Fisher, former custodian at Southwestern College,
died April 11, 2000, at the age of 69. Survivors include his wife,
Mira Greene began working in the Office of Institutional
Advancement on April 17, 2000, as prospect researcher. She is moving
from Memorial Library where she was acquisitions/ circulation librarian.
Ron Harp, former head of security at Southwestern College,
died March 22, 2000. Before coming to Southwestern he was a law
enforcement officer for the Wichita Police Department and the Sedgwick
County Sheriff's Department. He also served as Derby's chief of
police and was head of security for the Wichita public schools.
He was a Santa Claus for over 40 years for Bucks Department Store
(Wichita), Innes Department Store (Wichita) and Southwestern National
Bank (Wichita). Survivors include his wife, Patsy, and a son, Larry
Harp, former head custodian at Southwestern College.
Munir Hassan will join the Southwestern College faculty
in the fall of 2000 as assistant professor of finance.
Brock Hickam, soccer coach at Southwestern College, has
accepted the head soccer coaching position at the University of
Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Rhett Joy joined the communications office on March 1, 2000,
as Web producer. He will take on the responsibility of the external
portion of the college's Web site, with special focus on alumni
communications. Rhett is a graduate of the University of Kansas
with a bachelor of fine arts degree. For the past several years
he has been a member of the design team at ATG Design Group in Wichita.
He and his wife, Julie, children's librarian at the Winfield Public
Library, have two children, Carter (2) and newborn Cole.
Sherry Lawson is the new assistant in the Book Cave. She
had previously worked in the dental office of Aaron Huslig.
Herman Lebovitz, former head of the social work department
at Southwestern College, died Nov. 14, 1999. Survivors include his
wife, Lillian (Silver), former college nurse.
Edna Lewis, custodian at Broadhurst Hall, the Center for
Teaching Excellence and the Downtown Center, retired during March
Nancy Lewis, after six years of service to the athletic
department, cheerleaders, and dance team, has decided to turn her
full attention to her children, Shelby and Josh, and her husband,
Debbie Lynch, housekeeping supervisor at Southwestern College,
is leaving campus and venturing out into business. She will be opening
and operating Timber Creek Cafe and Marina at the Winfield City
Lake. Her last day at Southwestern was March 3, 2000.
J. T. Moore writes that he fondly remembers his year of
teaching at Southwestern College. He notes that he then went to
the University of Kansas where he earned a Ph.D. in philosophy.
He is currently working with the developmentally disabled in Stillwater,
Cindy Poehlein, night security guard at Southwestern College,
and her partner, Jodie Corbin, are the parents of a daughter, Ayla
Cheyenne Corbin. The parents report that she was born April 20,
2000, and weighed 5 pounds 5 ounces, measuring 17½ inches.
Kathy Powell has joined the staff of the Southwestern College
Professional Studies Centers as a recruiter/advisor. She will assist
new students through the entire advising, enrolling, and financial
aid process. Kathy had previously worked for Bombardier Learjet.
She began her duties March 6 at Southwestern's Wichita East Professional
Robert Price, head of the psychology department at Southwestern
College from 1958 to 1963, died May 4, 2000, in Nashville, Tenn.
Survivors include his son, Preston Price, and daughter-in-law, Jean
(Miles) Price '67.
Joni Rankin, communications assistant at Southwestern College,
is the new cheerleading coach.
Roy Robertson, retired Southwestern College vice president,
died March 1, 2000. He also had been a teacher and football coach
for Attica High School, Springfield (Mo.) Central High School, Nebraska
Wesleyan University, Colorado College, and Valley Center High School;
principal at Derby High School; owner and manager of Wilson Lake
Inc., and cattle rancher. Survivors include his wife, Mildred "Mickie."
Patrick Ross, assistant professor of biology at Southwestern
College, and his wife, Julie, are the parents of a son, Samuel Akira
Ross. Born Feb. 15, 2000, he weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and was
21 inches long.
Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society, presented
its end-of-year awards to several students May 1. Honored were Pam
Brown and Shelley Good, the Balanos Award to Outstanding New Members;
Ashley Helfrich, the Boax Award to Outstanding Continuing Member;
and John Nelson, the Boudetase Award to Outstanding Graduating Member.
Jeanne Dexter, associate professor of business, presented
a paper and chaired a session at the 25th annual international conference
on "Wealth of Nations and the Poverty of Politics." The conference
was sponsored by such groups as the Association of Private Enterprise
Education, the Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic
Committee, the Citadel, and the Heritage Foundation. Dexter is author
of "Organizational Structures, Entrepreneurship, and Creativity,"
a paper published in the AIC Journal of Business. She also presented
a paper, "Moving Toward Quantum Organizations," in the management
section of the Southwest Business Symposium.
Tracy Frederick,director of forensics and assistant professor
of speech, was involved in professional activities during the spring
semester. During the Central States Communication Association Convention
in Detroit April 14-17, she chaired two panels, The State of Forensics
Scholarship: Our Prospects for the Future, and Top Three Competitive
Papers for the Women's Caucus Division. One of her articles will
be published in the next issue of The Forensic of Pi Kappa Delta.
She and a co-author had presented the article at the Organization
for the Study of Gender and Language. Its title is "The Sounds of
Silence: The Gender Based Experiences of Women in Intercollegiate
Debate and Forensics."
Jim Helmer, associate professor of health and physical
education and head cross country and men's track coach, and Mike
Kirkland, head women's track coach and sports information director,
were named men's and women's KCAC Track Coaches of the Year. The
men's team won their 18th consecutive KCAC championship, and the
women won their eighth consecutive KCAC championship and their 10th
championship in the past 12 years.
Brenda Hicks, director of admission at Southwestern College,
traveled to Washington, D.C., March 6 and 7 to urge elected officials
to support guidance counseling, affirmative action, and student
aid to help students in the high school-to-college transition. She
is one of 100 elected leaders of the National Association for College
Admission Counseling (NACAC) who attended the association's annual
legislative conference. At each Capitol Hill office, Brenda urged
congressional members to support professional development for counselors
in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. She promoted increased
funding for student aid and increased federal investment in college
preparation programs and defended funding for student aid programs.
Beth Sheppard, acquisitions librarian and instructor in
Biblical studies at Southwestern College, has been informed of the
official approval of her doctorate from the University of Sheffield.
Her paper on Pontius Pilate, presented recently to the meeting of
the Society of Biblical Literature southwest regional meeting, has
received special recognition. It was proclaimed the "most outstanding
paper presented by a junior scholar" at that meeting and will be
one of eight regional papers submitted to the national meeting.
At that level, it is in competition for some prize money and the
chance to be one of four or five to be presented at the national
meeting in November.
James Strand, professor of music at Southwestern College,
presented an organ workshop at the United Church of Oberlin. He
presented information about playing hymns, registration, and general
organ playing. He also worked with the bell choir.
Greg Zuck, director of Memorial Library, visited with Kansas
legislators during a three-day April lobbying effort in Washington,
D.C. Zuck spoke on behalf of copyright, technology, and telecommunications
needs of libraries at the state and national level. As a member
of the state-wide Digitization Grant Evaluation Committee of the
Kansas Library Network Board, Zuck evaluated and selected the best
proposals for digitization projects submitted by school, public,
academic, and special libraries in the state of Kansas.
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| Notes on Friends
Warren Andreas has been chosen for inclusion in the 54th
edition of Who's Who in America. Now retired, Warren is a former
deputy county attorney, City of Winfield attorney, USD 465 board
of education attorney, and Southwestern College legal counsel for
many years. He is a member of the college's Board of Trustees. He
has been very active in community affairs and First United Methodist
Church in Winfield.
Donald Arnold died Feb. 18, 2000. A retired Boeing engineer
in manufacturing research and development, he was 71. Survivors
include his wife, Betty, and a son, Neil '99. Beulah (Henderson)
Bailey died March 30, 2000. A longtime resident of Ponca City, Okla.,
she was 88. Survivors include a son, Marlin '55.
Ralph Barcelo died March 27, 2000, at the age of 84. A retired
United Methodist pastor, he had served churches in Texas, Greenwich,
Norwich, Clearwater, Ellis, Downs-Portis, Garfield-Rozel, Coldwater,
Andover and Wichita (Waco Avenue). Survivors include his wife, Beth,
and a daughter, Becky (Barcelo) Babb '70.
Alice (Burdett) Carlile died April 28, 2000. A farm wife
and homemaker, she was 88. Survivors include her husband, Eugene.
Frankie (Snow) Cullison was recently featured in the Winfield
Daily Courier. The article detailed her many civic accomplishments
including her 25 years of service with the Cowley County Historical
Museum. It also noted that her latest crusade is the preservation
of Baden Hall on the former St. John's campus.
Enola (Vastine) Feldman died March 16, 2000. A homemaker,
piano teacher, and author, she was 87. Joseph Graham died March
11, 2000, at the age of 73. He was employed with the Mobil refinery
in Augusta, Kan., for 24 years and was manager of the Horizon United
Methodist Center in Arkansas City for 20 years, retiring in 1989.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, who also worked at Camp Horizon
and later at the Southwestern College food service, and daughters,
Teresa (Graham) Bressler '77 and Peggy (Graham) Schmidt
Kevin Graham has been appointed pastor of the Rosalia (Kan.)
United Methodist Church. He began his duties Feb. 1, 2000.
Laura (Zweibel) Graham died Dec. 12, 1999. A homemaker,
she was 102.
Ruth Guthrie died April 14, 2000. A homemaker, she was 87.
Alice (Williams) Hammer died Feb. 27, 2000, at the age of
102. A lifelong resident of Cowley County, Kan., she operated a
small grocery store in Cambridge for 10 years and occasionally filled
in as a rural mail carrier. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law,
Stanley Hammer '43 and Joy Hammer, formerly adjunct
professor in the nursing department at Southwestern College, and
a daughter, Evelyn (Hammer) Watt '38.
Tim Harlan and Dana Monson were married March 25, 2000.
Larry Harvey has been appointed superintendent of the Winfield
District of the United Methodist Church. He has served several pastorates
within Kansas and at one time was associate pastor at First United
Methodist Church, Winfield. He has most recently served First United
Methodist Church in McPherson.
Opal (Brooks) Hinnen died Feb. 22, 2000. A homemaker, she
Anita Judd-Jenkins, a veteran employee of Home National
Bank, recently received national press coverage for the success
she has enjoyed as director of the bank's Heritage Club since its
inception in 1987. The club is open to account holders of Home National
who are 50 or older and provides travel, social, and informative
opportunities. Now director of the club in Arkansas City and Winfield,
Anita was featured in the January/February 2000 issue of Bank Travel
Management magazine. Her trips have taken her to every continent
except Antarctica. She has bungee jumped in New Zealand and sailed,
ridden a hot-air balloon, and climbed mountains all over the world.
Anita is married to Ronnie Jenkins, director of major gifts at Southwestern
Ray Landreth, husband of Mary Therese Landreth, formerly
of the Southwestern College Department of Education, died March
10, 2000. An engineer with USD 251 (Haysville, Kan.), he was 83.
Gerald Lewis died March 24, 2000. A former jet engine mechanic
at General Electric, he was 85. Survivors include his wife, Sarah,
a son, Paul '77 and a daughter, Jean (Lewis) Conner '79.
Orie Love died Feb. 29, 2000. A farmer and cattleman, he
was 76. Survivors include his wife, Winifred, a son, Marshall
'66, and a daughter, Norma (Love) Ackeret '68.
Jerome Menaker died March 19, 2000, at the age of 84. He
was the retired chief of Wesley OB/GYN, past chairman of St. Joseph
OB/GYN and St. Francis OB/GYN physician. Survivors include his wife,
Daisy (Swaim) Nichols died Dec. 29, 1999. The retired co-owner
of Nichols Conoco and the Hideout Resort, Oxford, Kan., she was
Marjorie (Gove) Osmundson died March 19, 2000, at the age
of 77. For over 30 years she taught music in schools in various
communities including Dexter and Udall. Survivors include her husband,
Harold Pfalzgraf died Feb. 26, 2000. An attorney, he was
66. Survivors include his wife, Carol, and a son, Doug '82.
Ivor Pounds died April 9, 2000. The owner of Pounds Home
Improvement, he was 94.
Guy Rendoff has been appointed pastor of Kechi United Methodist
Church. He has been serving First United Methodist Church, Arkansas
Larry and Sharon (Andres) Rusco celebrated their 25th anniversary
with a card shower. Larry has been employed with British Air Space
for 20 years and Sharon works in the hobbies and crafts field. Their
son, Ryan '01, is currently a student at Southwestern College.
Dana (Driskell) and Steve Saffell announce the birth of
their daughter, Alexis Olivia. Born Feb. 15, 2000, she weighed 5
pounds 1 ounce and measured 17¾ inches in length.
George "Howard" Salisbury died April 26, 2000. A retired
Tinker Air Force Base motor pool clerk, he was 79. Survivors include
his wife, Shirley.
David Weible has been appointed to First United Methodist
Church, El Dorado. He has been serving First United Methodist Church,
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Additional Alumni Stories
Fassnacht, whose gifts have led to scholarships, awards, and facilities
at Southwestern College, died May 19, 2000, in Prairie Village,
Kan. A 1929 graduate in chemistry, Fassnacht began working for Phillips
Petroleum in 1940 as a lab chemist. In 1948 he became chief chemist
in charge of all plant products, and assisted in the development
of aviation fuel for World War II. He retired from the company in
1973 as assistant superintendent of Phillips Kansas City Refinery.
Along with his wife, Ruth, Floyd was a generous donor to Southwestern.
They endowed a student scholarship, as well as the Fassnacht Awards
presented annually to outstanding faculty and staff. They also
were naming donors of the Fassnacht Research Laboratory in the
Beech Science Center. In 1997, Fassnacht received the colleges
Alumni Recognition Award.
Ruth died in 1994.
Wayne E. White '27, one of Southwestern College's most distinguished
graduates and most ardent supporters, died Feb. 13, 2000. He was
White is best-known for his work in fluorine chemistry, including
the development of commercial processes for stannous fluoride
and sodium nofluorophosphate, the two fluorides most widely used
as toothpaste additives. It was for this achievement that he became
the first recipient of the Oklahoma Chemist Award presented by
the American Chemical Society in 1971 to recognize and honor a
person for outstanding achievement in the field of chemistry whose
work was performed in Oklahoma.
White married his college sweetheart, Laura Brown, a partnership
that lasted 68 years.
"He and his wife were a pair-where one was, the other one was,"
says longtime friend Bob Wimmer, Southwestern College science
faculty member. "She was very supportive of him-when he'd make
a little joke, she'd sit there and beam like he was Johnny Carson."
Mrs. White died July 5, 1998.
Dr. White joined the Ozark-Mahoning Company in Tulsa in 1946
to direct developments in research and production of compounds
containing fluoride. Although he officially retired in 1972, he
continued to publish and wrote several highly-acclaimed books
and articles in retirement.
Throughout the years he was a staunch supporter of Southwestern
College, and was one of the principal founders of the Science
Advisory Council in the 1970s. His leadership was responsible
for the publication of the college's directory of science graduates;
he personally edited and published the original volume, as well
as a later update.
His contributions to the college were noted with the Alumni Association
Recognition Award from Southwestern in 1980, and in 1986 with
the conferring of an honorary Doctor of Science award.
Survivors include two children, Arlene (White) Price, Fort Smith,
Ark., and Wayne F. White, Manitowoc, Wisc.
Gifts and Grants of Note
Southwestern College and the Winfield public school system will
collaborate in a professional development workshop for K-12 teacher,
thanks to an Eisenhower Professional Development
Grant. The grant of $12,500 was made available through the
Kansas Board of Regents and will provide for a six-day teachers'
workshop in conjunction with the annual conference "Bridges: Mathematical
Connections in Art, Music, and Science" to be held in late July.
Tanner Lundy, senior biology
major, has received a grant from the Maurice F. Baker Research Fund
of the Kansas Ornithological Society to conduct studies on bird
kills at transmitting towers less than 500 feet tall near Winfield.
While avian mortality at larger towers is common in the literature,
the extent of mortality at smaller towers is not known, says faculty
member Eugene Young. "This is an extremely important study because
of the proliferation of small transmitting towers (i.e. cellular
phone) throughout the U.S."
Charles Hunter, professor of
biology, and Eugene Young,visiting
professor in ecology, received a $20,000 grant from the United States
Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the 100th Meridian Initiative
to prevent the westward spread of the zebra mussel. This is a continuation
grant as Hunter received $21,000 the past two years. The grant has
involved four different students.
A named endowment to benefit Memorial Library has been established
by the family of Orland Kolling, long-time
chemistry faculty member at Southwestern College. Kolling's brother,
Harold, made the lead gift to establish the endowment.
An 899-acre farm in Cowley County has come to Southwestern College
through the estates of Floyd and Edna Moore.
The Moores had owned the Moore Flower Shops in Wichita. Floyd died
in May 1976, and Edna died January 22, 2000. Mr. Moore had been
a classroom teacher in North High School and Horace Mann Junior
High School in Wichita before going into business for himself in
1947. They were active members of the Woodland United Methodist
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