E. Marie Burdette '32 was recently honored for being the
oldest working woman in the state of Kansas. At age 99 Marie gives
about 40 piano lessons a week. On Sept. 25, 2000, she received the
award from Gov. Bill Graves at the Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy.
The Kansas Department of Human Resources and the Kansas Department
of Aging hosted the event. Marie has given piano lessons in Winfield
for more than 80 years, 45 of those years as a member of the music
faculty at Southwestern College.
George Brooner '36 reports that he is alive and fairly well
(for 85) at a continuing care retirement facility.
Graydon Wilson '36 recently published his autobiography,
"As I Remember It - My Life - My Century." His wife, Hortense (Peck)
'37, published her autobiography, "It Doesn't Go Without Saying,"
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Wes Woodson '41 was honored at the August 2000 joint congress
of the International Ergonomics Association and the Human Factors
and Ergonomics Society. At that meeting he received the IEA Founders'
Award, which is given only once every three years. In receiving
the honor, Wes was recognized for his highly influential role in
the founding of the society and in the development of human factors
as a discipline in the United States. He was involved in the preliminary
planning and subsequent founding of the society and served as its
national president in 1971-72. Wes has published several books in
the field and one, Human Engineering Guide for Equipment Designers,
has been translated into several languages.
Vivian (Compton; Lawrence) Glenn '42, former secretary to
the registrar at Southwestern College, was recently featured in
articles in the Winfield Daily Courier and the Protection Press.
The stories detail her time as one of the Flying Builders, the first
aviation class at Southwestern College. Vivian, along with one other
woman and 10 men, took ground school classes from Penrose Albright,
physics professor, and actual flight training with Carpenters Air
Service. The Civil Aeronautics Administration contracts with both
entities for training under the Civilian Pilots Training Program.
Vivian flew her first solo on Jan. 3, 1941, in a triangular pattern,
west to Anthony, then northeast to a field adjacent to Beech Aircraft
Co. in Wichita and then back to Winfield. She received her pilot's
license later in January but it wasn't until 1951 that she received
her driver's license.
J. R. Earsom '44 writes that after 17 years teaching school
(three weeks teaching college geology, a half year at the high-school
level and the rest elementary), three years as a school principal,
two years as a school superintendent, and 60 years as a full-time
pastor, he retired on May 12, 1999. For the past year he has been
a volunteer bookkeeper for the food pantry in Bolivar, Mo.
Forrest Robinson '44, former interim president and vice
president for development and public relations at Southwestern College,
is the newest John Wesley Fellow in the Kansas West Conference.
The award, presented at the 2000 Annual Conference, recognized Forrest's
many years of service both as a pastor and as a public servant.
Sidney Brown '47 was one of 10 persons inducted into the
Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame at its annual dinner in Oklahoma
City on Oct. 3, 2000. He was professor of history at Oklahoma State
University from 1952 through 1971 and taught at the University of
Oklahoma from 1971 to 1995 and has emeritus status from OU. He has
been Regents Professor of History at the University of Science and
Arts of Oklahoma since 1996. Sidney has been awarded many honors
for his work in history and Japanese relations, is the author of
many publications, books and articles, and has consulted on and
produced Japanese music television.
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Donne (DeWitt) Clark '61 recently retired after 32 years
of teaching. She is enjoying traveling in her RV and fully recommends
retirement and travel.
Lyle Kallenbach '61 was recently honored by Phillips Petroleum
for having achieved 25 U. S. patents. His 25th patent involved an
original composition of matter formula for a catalyst used for total
sulfur removal in a hydrocarbon stream. Lyle is a senior research
chemist, Downstream R&D, at the Phillips Research Center in Bartlesville,
James Anderson '62 has written the book Discrete Mathematics
With Combinatorics. It will be released in 2001 by Prentice Hall.
James is professor of mathematics at the University of South Carolina,
Sharon (Shehi) Hephner '64 is the new Cowley County Community
College coordinator at Boeing-Wichita.
Phil Jarvis '64 (see staff notes).
Woody Hodges '65 was one of four Winfield High School graduates
who played in a benefit concert for the USD 465 Foundation. The
money will be used to repair and replace old music instruments used
by Winfield students. Woody is currently an associate professor
at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., and plays bassoon in the Kenosha
Symphony, Lakeside Woodwind Quintet, and other orchestras. He is
director of the First United Methodist Church's chancel choir and
is active as a judge, clinician and guest conductor. Others playing
in the concert were Paige Camp, Kathy Baker and John Baker, all
friends of Southwestern College.
Dean Angeles '67 was the guest conductor of the All-State
String Orchestra at the 1999 winter conference of the New York State
Music Association. He is a full professor and director of orchestras
at the College of Music of Loyola University in New Orleans. Additionally,
Dean has served as a consultant to the Las Vegas school system,
working with 60 music teachers.
Ron and Judy (Martin) Haynes '67, '67, "Mr. and Mrs. Music"
of Comanche County (Protection and Coldwater) for more than 30 years,
have moved. On Aug. 9, 2000, Judy began teaching vocal music in
grades one through eight in the Benton school system. Ron will continue
to work with collectibles in antique malls in Wichita, Pratt, and
Kelly Bender '68, senior pastor of First United Methodist
Church, Wichita, preached during the Sept. 10, 2000, church service
at the Kansas State Fair. Approximately 800 to 1,000 people were
present in the Farm Bureau Arena for the service sponsored by the
Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Alfred Nazzal '68 reports that he has been married for
21 years. He and his wife, a graduate of the American University
of Beirut with a major in child education, have one daughter (20)
who is a junior majoring in biology at the University of Texas at
Arlington. Alfred is working in the family business in Arlington,
Texas. The Nazzals are the manufacturers of Hot Melt Adhesives for
the industrial and craft markets.
Janet (Holden) Wilson '68 gave a slide presentation about
Cowley County tourist attractions. The presentation was made at
the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum in Arkansas City.
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Jane (Holm) Barrick '70 is the new lay coordinator at Wichita
Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. She joined the church's
staff June 1 after serving nine years as director of the Kansas
Area Resource Center. Jane was recently certified in Christian education
and will be working in the areas of education and evangelism.
Martha (Miller) Robertson '70 has been hired as instructor
of English and English-as-a-second-language at Kansas Wesleyan University.
Sherry (Galloway) Willis '70 has begun her 21st year of
teaching in South Haven. In addition to her traditional assignment
as kindergarten teacher, two years ago she began teaching elementary
Kathy Hayes '71 retired from the Denver public schools after
26 consecutive years of teaching physical education and dance education
at East High School and Denver School of the Arts. In 1990 she received
a master's degree in administration (physical education and art)
from the University of Northern Colorado. Kathy is presently teaching
motor development at the Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the
University of Denver.
Larry Miller '71 was the recipient of the 1999-2000 school
year Educators' Environmental Excellence Award from Kansas from
the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7. The award
recognizes "educators whose efforts in environmental education make
a difference in students' lives, the community and the environment."
Larry is a middle school science teacher at Topeka Collegiate School,
a position he has held since 1991.
Naomi (Carman) Ard '72 and her husband, Nick, celebrated
their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4, 2000. They have been doing
a great deal of traveling to see their daughter who is married and
lives in Georgia and their son who goes to school at Washington
University in St. Louis.
Gary Rhodes '72 teaches English (including language arts
and reading) in the seventh and eighth grades at Oxford Junior/Senior
High School. He had been employed by USD 465 (Winfield) as a sixth
grade teacher for 19 years and an elementary principal for eight.
Lowell Hargrove '74 is the computer studies teacher at El
Dorado Middle School.
Ron Williams '74 traveled to the Philippines this fall with
a Work and Witness crew to aid in the construction of another building
at the Bible College in Cebu City. Ron notes that he is an SC student
again - part of the first MBA class.
Michael McCarthy '76 recently was on a Grey Cup winning
team for the third time as part of the Canadian Football League.
This fall he began his 21st season of professional football. He
is presently consultant for football operations and player personnel
for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Terri (Lough) Morrow '76 has been promoted to dean of development
and college relations at Cowley County Community College. She has
been on the staff at Cowley for 10 years.
Bill and Marilyn (Edwards) Shaw '76 '75 are the proud parents
of Amy Lea Shaw, the current Miss Kansas. Amy competed in the Miss
America Pageant in Atlantic City in October 2000.
Cathy Walker '79 is teaching music at Murray Hill and Lincoln
elementary schools in Chanute. Her husband, Orville '77, is principal
at Altoona Midway intermediate and middle schools.
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Jerre Nolte '80, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church
in Winfield, recently held a service to bless the animals. About
two dozen animals and 50 persons attended the service. Dari (Newton)
Trout '83 brought her horse, Missy. Roger and Allyson (Stark)
Moon '70 '76, along with York and Arden, brought their basset
hound, Maggie, and black Labrador, Schwartz. And Julia Lambert
'68 was in attendance with her yellow tabby cat, Reggie.
Dale Sims '80 reports that after leaving Southwestern College
he went to work in the oil industry as a computer geek. He worked
in research and development for companies like Conoco, DuPont, and
Litton Industries. When he was in his thirties Dale went back to
school and got an master of science and then Ph.D. in information
science. He is now a professor at Dallas Baptist University, head
of the management information system program in the College of Business.
He teaches courses in programming, e-commerce, networking, etc.
Micki (White) Wilson '80 reports that she is now teaching
her 21st class of second graders. She is employed by USD 313 at
Union Valley Elementary School.
Jeanne (Baker) Dexter '81, associate professor of business
at Southwestern College, will have an article in the fall 2000 issue
of the Journal of Private Enterprise. She also presented the article,
"The Business Plan as Senior Project," at the annual Wealth of Nations/Politics
of Poverty international conference. Jeanne has also had other articles
published this year: "Organizational Structures, Entrepreneurship,
and Creativity," which appeared in the April 2000 AIC, and "Moving
Toward Quantum Organizations," presented at the Southwest Business
Symposium and published April 2000.
Martha (Wilson) Wellman '82, along with her mother, Janet
(Holden) Wilson '68, and Nancy Kindred, recently exhibited their
photographs of round barns and tourist attractions in Cowley County
and elsewhere in Kansas. The exhibit hung at the Cherokee Land Rush
Museum in Arkansas City.
Eric Buckman '83 is a senior vice president for Western
National Bank. He is also branch manager for the bank in Topeka.
In July 2000 that branch moved to new quarters in the old Hayden
High School building, just north of the Capitol.
Joe Cobb '83 is a pastor at Woodlawn United Methodist Church
in Derby. He is responsible for shaping the contemporary worship
celebration and works with mission and outreach. This fall, Joe
played the role of Barnaby Tucker in the Woodlawn Players dinner
theatre production of Hello, Dolly.
Keith Anglemyer '84 is the new band director at Winfield
High School. The marching band's first performance under his direction
was the Sept. 1, 2000, football game, the season opener for the
Vikings. Assisting Keith is current student, Hans Judd '01.
Beth (Nolte) Reeder '84 started work at Child Care Association
Wichita Head Start Program on Aug. 14 as staff development coordinator.
She and her family were named "match of the month" for Sedgwick
County Big Brothers and Sisters for June 2000.
Melinda G. Hickman '85 returned from her second year as
a Fulbright Scholar in Minsk, Belarus, in July, when she assisted
with the indoctrinization of new Fulbrighters bound for Belarus
at a conference held in Washington, D.C. She started in August as
assistant professor of business with the DeBusk School of Business
at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. She teaches undergraduate-
and graduate-level courses in business and law, has been appointed
to the undergraduate curriculum and policy committee, and to the
cultural events committee, and has been elected as a graduate representative
to the institutional effectiveness committee and its planning subcommittee.
Sheana (Binford) Godwin '86 has been chosen by the Center
for Educational Testing and Evaluation at Kansas State University
to help evaluate and critique the spring 2001 State Science Assessment.
Sheana is a teacher at Udall Junior-Senior High School.
Mitch Day '87 is now working in the Wellington school district.
He is teaching physical education at Eisenhower Elementary School.
Fran (Greer) Raines '87 has been elected to represent Retired
Teachers of the United States on the National Education Association
Board of Directors. She is the first retired teacher from Kansas
to receive this honor. Fran taught for 35 years, 22 of them in Winfield.
Doug Regnier '88 is teaching lifetime fitness for Butler
County Community College. He began his work at the school's Marion
location with the fall semester 2000. (see also births)
Johnny Williams '88 reports that his company, Total A$$ets
Recovery,Inc., has signed a joint venture contract with a United
Kingdom (London) firm that will potentially give it 40-45% of the
UK market in distressed debt purchase and resale. Total A$$ets Recovery
joined forces with the fifth largest law firm in the world, based
in the UK, to buy, sell, and service all forms of distressed and
performing debt, such as credit card paper, consumer loans, mortgage
loans, etc. The company's web site is www.tari1.com.
Michael Prestage '89 and Jennifer Luedtke were married Oct.
Gene Young '89, former visiting professor in ecology and
coordinator of a National Science Foundation Grant at Southwestern
College, is a new life science instructor at Cowley County Community
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Vernon Golladay '90 is the new eighth grade and freshman
English teacher at Sabetha. He will also assume head volleyball
and assistant boy's basketball coaching duties. He previously taught
three years at Royal Valley High School and four years at Washburn
Rural High School.
Michael Norton '91 has been promoted to vice president comptroller/cashier
with CornerBank NA. CornerBank is the parent company of First National
Bank of Winfield, the Douglass Bank, the Oxford Bank, CornerBank
Wellington and CornerBank Lawrence. Mark Detter '92 is now
the city administrator of Rose Hill. His wife, Julie (Underwood)
'94, is taking time out from teaching to stay home to raise
their 17-month-old son, Nicholas.
Dawn (Dempsey) Kelley '92 and her husband, Mike, are the
proud parents of Savannah (4). Competing in the American Coed Pageant
in Overland Park, she won the title of Miss Kansas American Petite
Princess. Savannah received a cash award, a full modeling scholarship,
the official Miss Kansas American Coed crown and banner and the
opportunity to compete at the national American Coed Pageant in
Julie (Wray) Moran '93 resigned her position teaching eighth
grade science in Lake Dallas, Texas. She has accepted a job with
Naaman Forest High School in Garland, Texas, as assistant athletic
trainer and speech/communications teacher.
Kimberly Cornett '94 and Bryan Brotton '02 were married
June 3, 2000. Kimberly teaches at the Winfield Sixth Grade Center.
Bryan is employed with Love Box Co. in Wichita and continues classes
at Southwestern College.
Curtis Horton '94 has been named head football coach at
Sublette High School.
Terry Quiett '94 and Amy McWhirt '96 were married
Oct. 7. Terry is the coordinator of academic technology at Southwestern
Ron Levan '95 is the new principal at Satanta Grade School.
For the past five years he has been teaching in Arkansas City.
Michelle (Russell) Phouthavong '95 is now the director of
the Partners for Success program at Winfield Middle School. She
replaces Susan (Richardson) Lowe '95, who is now director
of alumni programs at Southwestern College. The Partners program
aims at making schools drug-free.
Erika Bumgarner '95 and Tyler Spencer were married Aug.
25, 2000. Erika is working as a pro shop assistant at Quail Ridge
Golf Course and attending Wichita State University. Tyler is a second
assistant for Quik-Trip Corp.
K. J. Pittman '96 and Robert Irwin were married Aug. 6 in
Kansas City, Mo. K. J. began Ph.D. studies in the fall of 2000 at
the University of Kansas in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology. Robert is a manager for Office Depot in Shawnee.
Shawn McGrew '96 has been nominated to fill a vacancy on
the Board of Trustees of the South Central Kansas Regional Medical
Christen (Callaway) Rierson '96 will be teaching at Central
Elementary School, Sedan, for the 2000-01 school year. She will
be a special education teacher while continuing to work toward a
master's degree at Wichita State University.
Michael Allen '97 and Tabitha Anderson were married Dec.
12, 1999, in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Ly Syin Lobster '97 and Walter Craig Maddox '95 were
remarried on Feb. 6. Walter has received a promotion from volume
specialist to force management at Convergys in Hazelwood, Mo.
Dawn (Uplinger) Greb '97 was hired in August 2000 to be
an adjunct instructor for art appreciation at Butler County Community
College. She is also working as an interpreter at Old Cowtown Museum
Jennifer Loomis '97 and Jim Everett '94 were married
Judy Stine '97 has resigned her position as admission counselor
at Southwestern College. She has joined the staff of Cowley County
Community College as a reading specialist.
Ashlee Alley '98 began studies this fall at Asbury Theological
Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. She is studying for a master of divinity
degree with an emphasis in campus ministry. For the previous two
years Ashlee has been a regional representative for Fellowship of
Christian Athletes and has placed Discipleship Southwestern interns
in numerous ministry settings.
Jami DeJarnett '98 has accepted a position as a second grade
teacher in Wellington. She is teaching at Eisenhower Elementary
Leslee Gibson '98 and Tyler Brown were married June 17 at
the University Congregational Church, Wichita. They honeymooned
in Negril, Jamaica. Following graduation from Southwestern, Leslee
attended the University of Kansas Medical Center and received a
master of science degree in physical therapy. Tyler is a graduate
of Bethany College with a degree in mathematics and of Wichita State
University where he earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering.
He is employed as a mechanical engineer with Relight America in
Tiffany Granzow '98 and Doug Hall were married July 1. Tiffany
is employed with Koch Industries in Wichita. She works in the corporate
accounting department. Doug is Phonathon director and assistant
men's basketball coach at Southwestern College.
Christy Grealis '98 has left the Country Music Association
after being on the staff for 2½ years. She now is national publicity
coordinator at Warner Brothers/Reprise Records.
Darren Hornback '98 and Kori Jones '01 were married
Aug. 12, 2000. Kori is a social worker for the American Red Cross
in Wichita. Darren is a center coordinator at the Derby Recreation
Commission and will graduate from Wichita State University in May
2001 with a master's degree in sports administration.
Deanna Housh '98 recently began a full-time job as associate
producer for the evening news at KWCH, the CBS affiliate in Wichita.
She had been working as a camera person there. Additionally she
has completed all her course work for her master's degree in broadcast
communications. All she has left is her comprehensive examination
and plans to graduate in December 2000.
Stephanie Sharp '98 has moved to the St. Louis, Mo., area.
She was the advance coordinator for the re-election campaign of
Missouri Senator John Ashcroft.
Shane Batchelder '99 and Sara Montgomery '00 were
married July 8 at the Scottish Rite Temple, Wichita. Sara is a teacher
at Gammon Elementary School in Wichita. Shane is a production assistant
at KSNW Channel 3.
Tim Capehart '99 and Shelly Scott were married July 15.
Tim is employed by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Shelly
is a licensed practical nurse with South Central Kansas Regional
Medical Center and is pursuing a degree in registered nursing.
Bryce Carlisle '99 and Lorie Pedeliski were married Sept.
16 at the bride's home in Apex, N.C. Both are employed with the
Navigator's Edge Corps.
Kevin Carnahan '99 is studying for a master of divinity
degree at Perkins School of Theology. He was awarded the highest
level of the United Methodist Seminary Award from the United Methodist
Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Only one of these awards
is given at each of the United Methodist seminaries. Kevin was chosen
for outstanding student achievements in scholarship. Additionally,
he has written an article titled "Aldersgate: an Enigma in Methodist
History," which will be published this year in the Perkins Student
Jimmy Hunt '99 and Merrill MacQueen '98 were married
on Nov. 12, 1999. Merrill works at Village Church Child Care as
a pre-kindergarten teacher of the High Scope curriculum. Merrill
is also pursuing her graduate teaching certification from Aliva
University. Jimmy works as a scientist associate for Mantech Environmental
Technology, Inc., a company that works for and through the Environmental
Protection Agency. (see also births)
Sally Kennedy '99 is English instructor at Sedan High School.
She will be instructing students in literature, grammar, writing
and speech. In the spring she will also be coaching forensics, assisting
students with both speeches and oral interpretations of literature
for regional and statewide competitions.
Allyson Schmidt '99 and Shane Owen were married April 28.
Allyson is a graduate student at Emporia State University. She is
attending Butler County Community College and working with the Butler
County Highway Department.
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Chad Brown '00 and Lisa Bruno were married July 8 at Camp
Horizon near Arkansas City. Chad is stationed at Offutt Air Force
Base, Neb., and Lisa is employed at Kelly Services.
Chris Bumgarner '00 and Betsy Vratil were married Oct. 7.
Chris is a special agent for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Betsy is a speech-language pathologist with Barton County Cooperative
Jason Ellison '00 and Janeve West '00 were married
May 13 at Botanica in Wichita. Following a formal reception at the
gardens the couple rode a horse and carriage to River City Brewery
for an informal gathering. Both Jason and Janeve are studying for
advanced degrees at Texas Tech University.
Stacie Fraley '00 and John Nelson '00 were married
June 24 at the First Baptist Church in Winfield. They have since
moved to Manhattan. Stacie was recently hired as director of children's
ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and John began
his first year at Kansas State University College of Veterinary
Amy (Endorf) Grose '00 was recently promoted to assistant
vice president, marketing officer at Home National Bank, Arkansas
City. Since 1996 Amy has maintained the marketing database, supervised
media placement, and participated in product design, implementation
and employee incentive programs for all Home National locations
in Kansas and Oklahoma. Her new responsibilities will include managing
the bank's customer information database, which allows the bank
to accurately match customer needs with specific bank products and
Mandy Mundinger '00 has accepted a position with Abbott
Laboratories in McPherson. In September 2000 she began work as a
chemist in the oncology research and testing division.
Casie Blue '01 and John Tullis were married March 4 at Woodlawn
United Methodist Church, Derby. Casie is a registered nurse at Endoscopic
Services, PA. John is employed with Jamac Farms.
Holly Clayton '01 is spending the fall semester 2000 in
an internship through The Institute of Experiential Learning in
Washington, D.C. Her placement there is with the Small Business
Aaron Sanderholm '01 and Lindsay Gifford were married July
1. Aaron continues as a student at Southwestern College, Lindsay
is head dance line coach at Cowley County Community College.
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Doug and Candace (Sheetz) Pfalzgraf '82, '92 are the parents
of a son born Sept. 16, 2000. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces.
Jolene (English) Cox '87 and her husband, Dan, have a new
baby girl, Bethany Mae. She was born July 6. At birth she weighed
7 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 ¼ inches long. Bethany has two big
brothers, Caleb (5) and Andrew (3).
Doug Regnier '88 and his wife, Michele, announce the arrival
of a baby girl, Michaela Jeanne. She was born Sept. 19, weighing
8 pounds 10½ ounces and measuring 21 inches long. Four brothers,
Adam (10), Randy (7½), Eric (5½) and Devin (21 months), helped welcome
her home. (see also alumni news)
Kevin Dean '91 and his wife, Kristi, are the parents of
a son, Abram Troy. Born Sept. 13, he weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and
measured 20 inches. He joins a sister, Ilish (6).
Steve Drennan '91 and his wife, Elizabeth, are the parents
of a daughter, Isabella Grace. Born Oct. 30, she weighed 7 pounds
5 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Brad Fox '91 and his wife, Denise, are the parents of a
son, Nathan Terry. Born Aug. 13, 2000, he weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces
and was 21 inches long. He joins a brother, Alex (5).
Sherri (Lawson) McNutt '91 and her husband, Steven, are
the parents of a daughter. Born Oct. 31, 2000, she weighed 6 pounds
Marc and Kristy (Hillman) Needham '92 '92 are the parents
of a daughter, Layne Ashley. Weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces and measuring
19½ inches long, she was born Sept. 18 at Via Christi St. Francis
where both parents work. At home she joins a brother, Brock (6),
and a sister, Taylor (4).
Kiffany (Knoll) Althouse '93 and her husband, Terry, are
the parents of a son, Austin Ray. Born July 24, he weighed 2 pounds
5 ounces and measured 14 inches long.
Ben Trujillo '93 and his wife, Shanna, are the parents of
a daughter, Madyson Amariah. Born Aug. 9, she weighed 8 pounds 1½
ounces and was 21 inches long.
Kelly and Daphne (Dobbins) Adams '95 '95 are the parents
of fraternal twins born April 18. Jaden Scott was born at 5:46 p.m.
He weighed 6 pounds ½ ounce and was 17½ inches long. Mekenna Elizabeth
was born at 5:47 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces and was 18 inches
long. They were welcomed home by big sister Madison Grace (2).
Chad and Pam (Richert) Hamlin '96 '98 are the parents of
a son, Mitchell Bradyn. Born March 11, he weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces
and was 21½ inches long.
Troy Jordan '96 and his wife, Heather, are the parents of
a daughter, Bryn Abigail. Born Sept. 25, 2000, she weighed 7 pounds
Jamie (Butler) Kaiser '96 and her husband, Randall, are
the parents of a son, John Thomas. Born Sept. 19, he weighed 7 pounds
7 ½ ounces and was 19 ½ inches long. He joins a sister, Rachel (9)
and three brothers, Curt, James (10) and Matthew (7).
Erin (Haynes) Middleton '97 and her husband, Kelly, are
the parents of a son, Drake Rylee. Born Nov. 1, 1999, he has persuaded
Erin to be a stay-at-home mom after teaching three years at Andover.
Kelly teaches in the Flint Hills school district.
Tonya Gibson '98 and her husband, Marty, are the parents
of son. Born Sept. 12, he weighed 8 pounds 4½ ounces.
Seth and Amber (Sauer) Lindberg '98 '98 adopted a baby girl,
Riley Grace. Born July 1, 2000, she has been proclaimed the cutest
baby in the world by her proud parents!
Ron Fleig '99 and his wife, Renee, are the parents of a
daughter, Athena Michelle. Born on Sept. 30, she weighed 8 pounds
4 ounces and measured 19¾ inches.
Jimmy and Merrill (MacQueen) Hunt '99 '98 are the parents
of two daughters. Hannah Jane was born on March 8,1999, weighing
6 pounds, and MacKenzie Lee was born on Feb. 24, 2000, weighing
7 pounds 3 ounces.
Kristy (Friesen) Magnuson '00 is the mother of a baby boy
born Oct. 29. Britte Lane weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces.
Billie (Phillips) Martin '99 and her husband, Cory, are
the parents of a son, Derek Levi. He was born July 31.
Kelly (Morris) Bumgardner '00 and her husband, Jeff, are
the parents of a son, Grant Morris. Born Sept. 14, he joins a brother,
Christina (Reed) Roberts '00 and her husband, Gary, are
the parents of a baby girl, Courtenie Nicole. Born Aug. 21, 2000,
she weighed 9 pounds 12 ounces and was 22 inches long.
Brett Butler '01 and his wife, Mary, are the parents of
a son, Zachary Scott. Born Oct. 24, he weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces
and was 20 inches long. He joins a sister, Jessica (5)
Kasey Dumler '01 and James Griffith '02 are the parents
of a daughter, Grace Ryann. Born Sept. 18, she weighed 6 pounds
15 ½ ounces and was 19 ½ inches long.
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Alta Mae (Allen) Grimes '25 died Oct. 6, 2000, at the age
of 98. She was retired from Flint Steel where she had been employed
as an executive secretary.
Murrel Snyder '29 died Sept. 3, 2000, at the age of 92.
After graduation from Southwestern College he taught and coached
at Lake City and Atlanta high schools. At Atlanta his basketball
teams won the Flint Hills League title each of the five years he
coached. Starting in 1936 he taught at the high school and junior
college in Arkansas City. Several of his junior college debate teams
were nationally ranked. In 1944 he was named assistant professor
in economics and sociology at Southwestern College. He taught for
a brief time at Mississippi State College, but returned to Southwestern
and retired in 1973 as an assistant professor and college registrar.
He served as a lay leader in the United Methodist Church and was
active in the Winfield Lions Club and worked with Winfield Meals
on Wheels. Survivors include a son, Eldon '52.
Dean Strother '29 died Sept. 24, 2000, at the age of 92.
After attending Southwestern College, he went on to graduate from
West Point. Elizabeth (McKinlay; Carpenter) Purdy '30 died Sept.
18, 2000. A retired teacher, she was 92.
Hobart Wright '30 died Aug. 2, 2000, at the age of 91. He
was a radiologist at St. Luke's Hospital, Milwaukee, and associate
clinical professor of radiology at Marquette University School of
Medicine. He served as president of the Wisconsin Radiology Society
and was a fellow of the American Board of Radiology. Survivors include
his daughter, Nancy Burke; his son, Ron Wright; a niece, Carolyn
(Holcomb) Gish '59, and a nephew, Don Holcomb '56.
Joe Bussard '32 died Sept. 5, 2000, at the age of 90. After
graduation from SC he worked in the family grocery store on Fifth
Avenue in Winfield before enlisting in the U. S. Army. After WWII
Joe taught school in Rose Hill, Herington, and Wellington for 26
years. He retired from Wellington High School in 1970 after teaching
and coaching there for 21 years.
Norman Maurer '34 died May 16, 2000, at the age of 86. He
is survived by his wife, Anne, and sisters, Melba (Maurer) McCrea
'33 and Margaret (Maurer) Rothlein '45.
Elda (Edsall) Curry '35 died Aug. 29, 2000, at the age of
88. She was preceded in death by her husband, Royal '36.
The couple met while students at Southwestern College and had celebrated
their 60th wedding anniversary shortly before Royal's death.
Ronald Fronk '38 died Aug. 12, 2000, at the age of 84. He
owned and operated a filling station at Forgan, Okla. Later he was
the Mobil bulk agent and the Phillips 66 bulk agent, Turpin, Okla.,
for eight years, and managed the Eason Oil Station, Tyrone, Okla.
Beginning in 1950 he drove a truck for Bridge Brothers, which later
became Becker. He retired in 1983 after more than 45 years. Survivors
include his wife, Margaret, and a son, LeRoy '69.
Lois Jewell '38 died Sept. 7, 2000. A retired elementary
teacher, she was 95. Survivors include sisters Marian (Jewell)
Huffman '32 and Thelma (Jewell) Smith '32.
John Major '38 died May 18, 2000.
Bill Ramsdale '38 died Oct. 7, 2000. He was an engineer
and manager for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y., for 40 years.
His first wife, Judy, preceded him in death. His wife, Barbara,
survives, as do his two children, Fred and Joan. Other survivors
include his brothers, Chuck Ramsdale '49 and John Ramsdale
Willis Rutter '38 died Oct. 5, 2000, at the age of 87. He
played semi-pro basketball and baseball and worked at the Kanotex
Refinery in Arkansas City for 15 years as a yard foreman. He was
recruited by the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Giants in
the early 1940s but family commitments prompted him to keep his
refinery job. After moving to Coffeyville, Willis was a dairy and
wheat farmer. He also refereed basketball games and coached grade
school track. Survivors include his wife, June.
Elizabeth (Nevens) Van Valkenburg '38 died Oct. 13, 1999.
Survivors include her husband, Elmo Van Valkenburgh '39.
Margaret (Matthews) Pierce '41 died during fall 2000. Survivors
include a sister, Marjorie (Matthews) Seeley '43 and a cousin,
Mella Mae Simpson '39.
Paul Howland '42 died Sept. 10, 2000. He was employed by
Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 42 years. He began his career
in Wichita where he lived for 24 years. In 1966 he moved to Topeka
and later retired as training manager for the state. Survivors include
his wife, Arlene.
Robert Layden '42 died Sept. 28, 2000. He worked as a machinist
in Wichita, in Detroit, and in Pittsburg. He played professional
football for the Detroit Lions for three years. His career was in
education, and he taught and coached at Arcadia High School and
Girard High School. He taught, coached, and was principal at Bronaugh
(Mo.) High School and was later a teacher and principal at McCune
High School. From 1962 until 1982 Robert was principal and guidance
counselor at Frontenac High School. He is survived by his wife,
Suzanne "Suzy" (Martin) Taylor '42 died Oct. 3, 2000, at
the age of 79. She had been active in Grace Episcopal Church, Winfield;
served one term on the Winfield board of education, and later was
a member of the city park board. She was a longtime member of the
Cowley County Humane Society and recording treasurer for Winfield
Area Habitat for Humanity. Survivors include her husband, William
A. Taylor Jr.; a son, William A. Taylor III, and a brother, Victor
Clarice (Tuttle) Triplett '42 died Aug. 31, 2000, at the
age of 86. A retired school nurse, she also taught nursing classes
at El Dorado and Great Bend.
James Bowden '44 died during July 2000.
Norman Iverson '49 died Aug. 21, 2000, at age 88. After
attending Washburn law school he returned to Arkansas City and was
employed as counsel for Action Manufacturing Co. and later began
his own practice. In May 2000 Norman received his 50-year pin from
the Kansas Bar Association. Survivors include his wife, Joline
(Selan) '62, and sons, N.M. '68, Randy '74, and
Edmund Ruple '50 died Aug. 6, 2000. A retired employee of
Ruple Liquor Store, he was 72.
Jack Ward '50 died Aug. 17, 2000, at the age of 72. He had
been a high school history teacher and coach before becoming an
official for high school and junior college basketball and football
games in 1955. He was a supervisor of officials for the Kansas State
High School Athletic Association and was president of the Kansas
Collegiate Officials Association. He also owned and operated Gray-Ward
Sporting Goods in Newton. Survivors include his wife, Lois.
Doris (Hiatt) Frisbie '51 died Sept. 28, 2000. A homemaker,
she was 71. Survivors include a brother, E. W. Hiatt '54.
Billy Ledgerwood '52 died Aug 18, 2000, at age 77. He taught
school and ranched near Cambirdge, Kan., and also taught in Evergreen,
Colo. Survivors include his wife, Barbara.
Martha Baker '70 died Aug. 16, 2000, at age 95. She taught
piano in her home and taught music and art in Winfield rural schools
until her retirement in 1983. Survivors include a son, John.
Mattie (Campbell) Phillips '85 died Oct. 29, 2000, at age
95. She had been employed by Winfield State Hospital and Training
Center until her retirement and was active in First Presbyterian
Church, Winfield, and the Order of Eastern Star. George Reeder,
husband of Carol (Ormes) '39, died Aug 12, 2000. The retired
owner of the George K. Reeder Agency, he was 81.
Carlene Owen, wife of Robert Owen '44, died Oct.
17, 2000. In addition to Robert, survivors include a son, David
Owen '78, and a daughter, Melody (Owen) Edwards '74.
Kenneth Utt, husband of Marjorie (Hunt) Utt '54,
died Oct. 30, 2000, at the age of 70. He had worked at Boeing for
40 years until his retirement in 1988 as a supervisor of the dispatch
department. Survivors include his wife and their children, Kendal
Utt '78 and Kenna Utt '78.
Bud Musson, husband of Geraldine (Oakley) Musson '61,
died Oct. 4, 2000. He was 83.
Barbara Mullen, widow of Orlan Mullen '79, died Sept.
18, 2000. She was 96.
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Forrest Robinson '44 (see alumni news).
Jennifer Dougherty, administrative assistant in Beech Science
Center, and her husband, David, are the proud parents of Megan Michelle.
Megan was born Sept. 28, 2000. She was19¾ inches long and weighed
8 pounds 3 ounces.
Vivian (Compton; Lawrence) Glenn '42 (see alumni news).
Doug Hall (see alumni notes under Tiffany Granzow '98).
Steve Holderman has joined the Office of Communications
at Southwestern College as a graphic designer. Steve is a graduate
of Wichita State University with a bachelor of fine arts degree
in graphic design and has been a designer with the Dunn/Allen Design
Group. He originally is from Augusta.
Phil Jarvis '64, director of information services, is recipient
of the American Hometown Leadership Award for outstanding leadership
in America's smaller communities. The National Center for Small
Communities chose Jarvis on the basis of his vision and dedication
through leadership in Winfield, where he is a city commissioner
and former mayor. Wal-Mart, which co-sponsors the award, presented
Winfield a $5,000 grant in Jarvis's honor.
Joann (Shore; Butler) Lewis, former switchboard operator
at Southwestern College, died Oct. 23, 2000. She was 69. Survivors
include her husband, Emory Lewis, a daughter, Becky (Butler)
Conway '80, and a son, Tim Butler '76.
Karen Mages, graphic designer at Southwestern College, died
in an automobile accident Aug. 30, 2000. She was 27. She was the
designer behind nine issues of the Southwesterner, and used her
graphic talents to upgrade Southwestern's image for all of its constituents
from prospective students to alumni. Survivors include her husband,
Jon, and their two children, Afton (8) and Andrew (4).
Donna Martin, formerly on the business faculty of Southwestern
College and later director of college advancement, recently married
B. Douglas Chrislip. The wedding took place Sept. 2, 2000, at the
Iliff Chapel in Denver, Colo. Donna is director of the annual fund
for ministry and coordinator of alumni relations at Iliff School
of Theology. Doug recently moved from Overland Park to Denver and
is vice president of sales for Rocky Mountain Nieco Distribution.
Donna met Doug on a Delta flight from Salt Lake City to Seattle
on her final development trip for Southwestern in July 1997.
Doug Mason, former director of admissions at Southwestern
College, has been appointed to Immanuel United Methodist Church
in Bird City, Kan. Doug is a certified lay speaker.
Dick Merriman, president of the college, was vice president
for institutional advancement at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y.,
before coming to Southwestern College. He held that position for
most of the Tradition With Vision campaign. The campaign was a success
and in recognition thereof Le Moyne received a CASE (Council for
the Advancement and Support of Education) 2000 Circle of Excellence
in Educational Fundraising Award.
Dianne Mitchell, campus visit coordinator at Southwestern
College, was married to John Starkey on Aug. 18, 2000.
J. T. Moore, a member of the Southwestern College faculty
in the early 1960s, has retired and is now reading and researching
in philosophy and religion - his long-time love and former teaching
Terry Quiett '94 (see alumni notes).
Linda Schulz has joined the staff at Southwestern College.
She is the new faculty assistant to the social science and mass
communications departments in Christy Administration Building. Linda
moved from Atlanta, Ga., to Atlanta, Kan. She holds a bachelor's
degree in education and has been a fourth grade teacher.
Murrel Snyder '29 (see deaths).
Jon Soder, former instructor in business at Southwestern
College, reports that he has operated a successful money management
business in Florida for the past 20 years. Jon makes investment
decisions on a fee-only basis for a modest number of individual
clients. In his free time he shares activities such as sport motorcycling,
aviation, and world travel with his friends.
Judy Stine '97 (see alumni news).
Bruce Storey, vice president for student life at Southwestern
College, was recently honored by Illinois Wesleyan University. On
Sept. 15, 2000, Bruce was one of those recognized for "Service to
the University." For the past 10 years he had worked with the alumni
office and served as a volunteer and for the past six years was
James Strand, former professor of music at Southwestern
College, reports that he and his wife, Carlyn, are enjoying Maine.
There was an all-day snow before the end of October, but it melted
when it hit the ground. St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Cape Elizabeth,
where Dr. Strand is organist and choir director, is exciting and
the choir and organ are great, he says.
Gene Young '89 (see alumni news).
Martha Butler, professor of nursing and director
of the nursing program, and Susan Bumsted, associate professor
of nursing, were among nursing faculty and students attending the
joint Kansas State Nurses Association (KSNA)/Kansas Association
of Nursing Students (KANS) convention in Kansas City. Butler served
as KSNA nominating committee chair this past year, and continues
as the chair of the KSNA Council on Education. Bumsted was installed
as a KSNA board of directors member for 2001. Four students were
elected to KANS board positions; see the story on page three.
Scott Dalrymple, assistant professor of business and Beech
Professor of Business Administration, has been retained to write
the 14th book in Wichita State University's Business Heritage Series.
His book Building Wichita, also part of the series, was published
Tracy Frederick, assistant professor of speech and director
of forensics, presented at the Oklahoma Speech, Theatre and Communication
Association Convention. Her presentation included results from over
500 surveys from "non-professional" critiques about their perceptions
of student performances at debate and forensics tournaments.
Munir Hassan, assistant professor of finance, will visit
the New York Stock Exchange along with two top students from his
investment class. This tour will be funded by a gift from a Southwestern
College alumnus. Hassan also is author of "Complementarity Between
International Migration and Trade: A Case Study of Bangladesh" published
in Journal of Bangladesh Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2000. This fall
he was appointed an AP (Advanced Placement) grader and faculty consultant
for the advanced placement economics examinations by the ETS (Education
Testing Service), Princeton, N.J. He will attend and present papers
at the Missouri Valley Economic Association (MVEA), Feb. 22-24,
2001, Kansas City, Mo., and Midwest Business Economics Association
(MBEA) and Midwest Business Administration Association (MBAA), March
22-23, 2001, in Chicago.
Steve Rankin, associate professor of religion and Kirk Professor
of Philosophy and Religion, had an article published in the Journal
of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education (October
2000) titled "Theology in Eighteenth-Century Conversion Narratives:
What History Might Teach Us." Rankin also read a paper at the Conference
on Faith and History at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego,
California Oct. 19-21, 2000. The title of the paper is "Can Anything
Good Come Out of Epworth? The Wesleyan Doctrine of Christian Perfection
and the Formation of Victorian Culture."
Phil Schmidt, professor of history, attended the Urban Life
Center Faculty and Staff Colloquium in Chicago Nov. 1-3, 2000. The
topic of the seminar was "From Urban Village to Global City: Chicago
on the World Scene."
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| Notes on Friends
Raymond Archambeau received the August 2000 Outstanding
Customer Service Award from the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ray is an employee of Lucent Technologies, Inc. His wife, Ruth,
is a long-time employee of the Office of Institutional Advancement
at Southwestern College.
Ruth Bales died during fall 2000. Survivors include her husband,
Eddie, and daughters, Lynne (Bales) Hunter '75 and April
(Bales) Leslie '86.
Edd Carlson died Sept. 23, 2000, at the age of 80. He worked
for Albertson's Grocery and then Wheeler's IGA before retiring in
1985. Survivors include his wife, "Van."
Tom and Dorothy (Nickels) Dimit celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary Oct. 22 with a reception. Paul Farrar died Aug 8, 2000.
A part owner of Farrar Corp. and a machinist, he was 79. Survivors
include his wife, Irma, and a sister, Helen (Farrar) Murray '46.
Yvette LeersKov Gardner, a member of the Southwestern College
Board of Trustees, ran for district court judge in Wichita. She
is a partner in the law firm of Alexander, Floodman & Casey and
president of the Wichita Bar Association.
Lula Gibson died Oct. 7, 2000. A retired hairdresser, she
Louis Hall died Aug 28, 2000, at the age of 83. From 1952
to 1983 he worked as an industrial engineer for Hughes Aircraft.
He was active in the Lutheran Church and was a constitutional scholar
with many published articles. Among the survivors is a daughter,
Maggie (Hall) Bicker '88.
Ruth Hill died Oct. 13, 2000. She was 89.
Pat Jenkins, father of Ronnie Jenkins, director of major
gifts at Southwestern College, died Sept. 23, 2000, at the age of
87. He was president of Jenkins and Sons Production, Inc., and production
superintendent for Herndon Drilling Co. from 1940 until his retirement
Ralph Lightner died Aug. 7, 2000. A retired real estate
developer, he was 90.
Ruth Mitchell died Oct. 22, 2000, at the age of 85. Survivors
include her husband, Everett Mitchell, who was pastor of First United
Methodist Church, Winfield, from 1958-1964.
Betty Parman died Sept. 30, 2000, at the age of 79. During
World War II she was secretary to the base commander at Strother
Field. Later she worked for husband, Bill, in his acocunting firm.
Virgil Teeter died Aug. 1, 2000, at the age of 79. He had
been part owner and manager of a lumber and hardware business at
Geneseo and was in the banking and insurance business at Haven.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia.
Viola Whitehill died Oct. 30, 2000. A retired teacher and
homemaker, she was 103.
Forrest Wyckoff died Aug. 17, 2000, at the age of 77. A
longtime Winfield businessman, he worked for Dawson Monument Co.
and later Mogle Electronics selling and servicing televisions when
they first were available. In 1950 he joined Earl Ehling in a Zenith
dealership and in 1953 became the sole owner. The Wyckoff family
operated the business for 41 years, retiring in 1995. Survivors
include his wife, Carolyn, and a son, Monte '65 and a brother,
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