Northwest Missouri State University Alumni Magazine, spring 2013
The magazine for Northwest Missouri State University alumni and friends.
Northwest Spring 2013 The magazine for Northwest Missouri State University alumni and friends Donor Honor Roll Leet Center Virtual Tour New Video Board alumni magazine Forever Green What makes usâ€Ś People just like you It’s because of the volunteer support of countless alumni and friends – spirited people like Ryan and Susie George – that Northwest continues to thrive. “It’s the pride and tradition of Northwest that makes Susie and me want to give back. Being involved as volunteers with the Northwest Alumni Association helps us cultivate new and old relationships and carry on the pride we feel being Bearcats. As president of the Gridiron Alumni Chapter, comprised of Northwest football alumni, I am able to continue the lifelong bond I built on the field. Being involved with other alumni, we realize the sense of responsibility we have to support fellow Bearcats and our community through scholarships and fundraising initiatives to help communities in need. We are excited to give back to the University that has given us so much, and we encourage you to consider supporting this same institution that helped shape your future. Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat!” Ryan George ’00 Gridiron Alumni Chapter President with his wife, Susie Redelberger George ’00 Kansas City If you are interested in volunteer opportunities at Northwest, contact the Office of University Advancement at email@example.com or 660.562.1248. Northwest Spring 2013 The magazine for Northwest Missouri State University alumni and friends Volume 46 Issue 2 alumni magazine 3 6 Military friendly A group of newly commissioned Missouri National Guard soldiers were sworn-in during a special halftime ceremony during Military Appreciation Day at a Bearcat football game last fall. Northwest was named a Military Friendly School for 2013 by G.I. Jobs Magazine in recognition of the University’s commitment to recruiting military students. 14 What makes us forever green Northwest means different things to generations of people who have called the University “home.” Our experiences and the people we’ve encountered at Northwest have shaped us into the people we are today. Seven individuals, including Chad Heitman ’97 (left), share how the experiences and lessons they gained at Northwest have made them “forever green.” 44 Bearcat diplomat As a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State, Kevin Weishar ’82, ’89 has traveled the world. Whether he’s on a camel near the Pyramids at Giza, just outside Cairo, or dodging ox carts where he’s currently stationed, in Madagascar, he cherishes the opportunities he’s been given to serve his country. In every issue 4 6 Dear Friends Northwest News 5 Viewpoint 10 Advancing Northwest 14 Cover Story 34 Alumni Connections 41 Bearcat Sports 45 Class Notes Editor Mitzi Craft Lutz ’91, ’09 firstname.lastname@example.org Designer Melinda Kelsey email@example.com Photographer Darren Whitley firstname.lastname@example.org Editorial Assistants Gina Peterson Bradley ’87 Philip Gruenwald Teresa Gustafson ’97, ’05 Ashley Herring ’12 Mark Hornickel ’01 Polly Parsons Howard ’00, ’09 Mike Johnson ’85 Ben Lawson Laurie Drummond Long ’92 Rhonda Mannasmith Bob Machovsky Mallory Murray Taylor Neff Scott Nielson ’01 Kylie Niichel Lori McLemore Steiner ’85 Steve Sutton ’71 Brenda Untiedt ’00, ’09 Design Assistant Heather York Photography Assistant Taylor Allan ’12 The Northwest Alumni Magazine is published twice a year by the Office of University Relations, the Office of University Advancement, Northwest Missouri State University and the Northwest Foundation Inc., 800 University Dr., Maryville, MO 64468-6001. The mission of the Northwest Alumni Magazine is to foster connections between alumni, friends and Northwest Missouri State University. The University strives to inform readers of the accomplishments of Northwest’s alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students and to positively position the University in the hearts of its many constituents to increase public and private support. Northwest Missouri State University is an equal-opportunity, coeducational university and does not discriminate based on race, sex, disability, age, national origin or religion. Printed in the USA. Spring 2013 Northwest Alumni Magazine 4 Dear Friends Library’s namesake pleased with facility’s enhancements While reading President Jasinski’s “All That Jazz” weekly message recently wherein he noted a number of creative, technological and innovative advances under way in the Owens Library, I was reminded of how deeply grateful and thankful I am to have been a part of the rich history of Northwest as a student, alumnus and president. The very essence of this library evolved from a disastrous situation. Those involved in the planning stages of the facility prayerfully hoped to envision it as a 21st Century (and beyond) library capable of meeting the ever-changing academic and scholarly needs of a vibrant university. Dr. B.D. Owens ’59, who was NorthA prime example of west’s president from 1977 to 1984, how that rich history is returned to campus last year to mark the grand reopening of the facility continuing to be written is that bears his name. The defining moshown through the efforts ment of his presidency was the 1979 of Dr. Leslie Galbreath and Administration Building fire. Rather the Owens Library team. than restore the gutted north wing of the structure, Owens embarked on a Indeed, they have earned a campaign that resulted in state fundhearty “congratulations” for ing for a new library and performing their forward thinking and arts center. state-of-the-art enhancements of Northwest’s learning resources center. The catchphrase “a place where learners and resources meet” precisely describes today’s library at Northwest. As President Jasinski detailed the recent advances at Owens Library, I found the following points particularly noteworthy: n Owens Library door counts have increased 66 percent from 2010 to 2012, with some 180,000 visitors using the varied n Student and faculty resources such as the Writing Center, resources this past year. Center for Information Technology in Education and Talent Development Center have long been a part of the Owens Library landscape, and they are being constantly updated. n There are new and increased efforts to revive the Northwest archives, which historically hold a bounty of documents, photos, artifacts and other materials. n Northwest employees who are interested in professional development opportunities appreciate a new section on the library’s website that highlights books at the library that are specific to professional development topics recommended by Northwest faculty and staff members. n If you’re a user of social media and Facebook, “like” the library’s page, as this is where the Owens team highlights books in the collection, upcoming events and a host of fantastic images. n A recent major gift by Carl and Cheryl Hughes and the Hughes Family Foundation is a milestone gifting event for the Owens Library (see page 11). This is a significant alumni endorsement of the University’s efforts to support student retention and academic success. A plaque at the Owens Library contains a quotation purportedly by Socrates that states: “Teachers never know where their influence ends.” Northwest’s library is certainly carrying out this teaching influence and will never know where its influence ends. Thus, on your next visit to the campus, I encourage you to visit the library, interact with the students and learn about all this great learning resource center has to offer. You will, indeed, be delighted you did and be very proud of our alma mater. Dr. B.D. Owens ’59 President Emeritus Northwest Foundation Inc. ’12-’13 Board of Directors President Holly Murphy-Barstow ’81, Omaha, Neb. Vice President Mark Doll ’80, West Des Moines, Iowa Immediate Past President Dan Runde ’81, Platte City Board Members Mike Abildtrup ’68, Fort Dodge, Iowa Virgil Albertini, Fairway, Kan. Mary Asbell ’69, Lubbock, Texas John Baker, Maryville Jeff Borchardt ’82, Olathe, Kan. Bill Brown ’63, Platte City Betty Johnson Bush ’60, Maryville Rick Carter, Maryville Terry Day ’65, Kansas City Toni Cowen Espey ’83, Parkland, Fla. Don Foley ’78, Ames, Iowa Troy Greenfield ’90, Kansas City Hayley Hanson ’97, Leawood, Kan. Amy Willits Harlin ’95, Smithville Bill Hedge ’74, ’77, ’89, St. Joseph Arnold Johnson ’77, Houston, Texas Jennifer Dawson Nicholson ’71, Kansas City Kenny Petersen ’66, Omaha, Neb. Mary Hamilton Purdy ’72, Davidsonville, Md. Juan Rangel ’91, Kansas City Paul Schieber ’81, Overland Park, Kan. Owen Straub ’86, Kansas City John Teale ’73, Maryville Kay Thomas ’71, Kansas City Gary Thompson ’76, Avon, Conn. Dick Thomson, Maryville Deb Tripp ’92, ’96, Carrollton, Texas Ex-Officio Directors Dean L. Hubbard, President Emeritus, Kansas City John Jasinski, University President Mike Johnson ’85, Executive Director B.D. Owens ’59, President Emeritus, West Des Moines, Iowa University Advancement Mike Johnson ’85, Vice President email@example.com Brooke Bowles ’02, Accounting Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org Teresa Gustafson ’97, ’05, Director of Strategic Donor Development email@example.com Polly Parsons Howard ’00, ’09, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations firstname.lastname@example.org Carma Kinman ’85, Executive Assistant email@example.com Laurie Drummond Long ’92, Development Officer firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Machovsky, Annual Giving Manager email@example.com Scott Nielson ’01, Associate Athletic Director/External Affairs and Development firstname.lastname@example.org Lori McLemore Steiner ’85, Finance Officer and Executive Director of Advancement Services email@example.com Steve Sutton ’71, Major Gift Development Officer firstname.lastname@example.org Brenda Untiedt ’00,’09, Alumni Relations and Advancement Communications Specialist email@example.com Northwest Alumni Magazine Spring 2013 Viewpoint 5 Letters to the editor Dear Editor, I remember when Everett Brown, who was Northwest’s director of field services, drove an Army Jeep up the inside steps of the Administration Building to use as part of the props for a play, I think “Teahouse of the August Moon,” being given in the auditorium. Julia Funkhouser ’62 Treynor, Iowa Dear Editor, I loved the stories in the recent Northwest Alumni Magazine on Bearcats in Love and thought I should share ours. Stanley Miller and I (right) met at Northwest in 1973 while I was walking back to my dorm, Hudson Hall. I was a freshman, and Stan was a senior. We are both from St. Louis but did not meet until we got to Maryville. We continued to date even after he graduated in 1974, and we were married in 1977 after I graduated. We have now been married 35 years and have three beautiful daughters and one granddaughter. Thanks, Northwest, for helping me find my soul mate. Carlean Higginbottom Miller ’77 St. Louis The Millers are “Bearcats in love.” Look familiar? Test your knowledge of these familiar – or not so familiar – Northwest sites. Answers can be found on page 45. What’s on your mind? Send a letter to the editor today. Address correspondence to Mitzi Lutz, editor, Northwest Alumni Magazine, 214 Administration Building, Maryville, MO 64468, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/ alumni/magazine/editor.htm or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 1 2 3 Do you remember these events? 1963 The sundial on campus is restored and is placed north of the Gaunt House. Coed recreation rooms open in Hudson Hall and two recreation rooms open in Cooper Hall. A $500,000 addition to Wells Library begins. College Pond is drained and reconstructed. 1973 Northwest passes an Affirmative Action statement. Air conditioning is added to Colden Hall. The art gallery in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building is renovated. 1983 The B.D. Owens Library (named after thenpresident and 1959 alumnus B.D. Owens) opens after receiving state funding in the aftermath of the 1979 Administration Building fire. Northwest’s alternative energy program begins. The University begins using computer software to aid in the drafting department. 1993 Northwest is designated the Missouri Arboretum. The term “Bearkittens” to describe Northwest women student-athletes is dropped, and “Bearcats” will be used for all Northwest athletics teams. Lamkin Gym is renovated and becomes Bearcat Arena in the Lamkin Activity Center. Additions also include a new Student Recreation Center. 2003 Northwest enters into a graduate partnership with Missouri Southern State University. An anonymous donor gives $10 million toward scholarships as part of The Campaign for Northwest, the University’s inaugural comprehensive campaign. Phi Delta Theta is formally recognized as a new fraternity on campus. Spring 2013 Northwest Alumni Magazine 6 Northwest News Best wishes to retiring faculty The following faculty members will soon be retiring. Now is your opportunity to contact them and wish them well. In addition, Dr. William Hedge, assistant professor of professional education since 2004, retired in April 2012, and Laura Widmer, assistant professor of communication and mass media since 1983, retired in August 2012. Dr. David Easterla Distinguished Professor of Natural Sciences Started at Northwest: 1965 Retirement: Aug. 19 660.562.1813 email@example.com Dr. Richard Fulton Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences Started at Northwest: 1973 Retirement: Aug. 2 660.562.1291 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Phillip Messner Professor of Professional Education Started at Northwest: 1996 Retirement: May 6 660.562.1478 email@example.com Dr. Nancy Mayer Associate Professor of English Started at Northwest: 2000 Retirement: June 7 660.562.0055 firstname.lastname@example.org Kreizinger honored with teaching award Dr. Joe Kreizinger, associate professor of theatre, is Northwest’s recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education. The Governor’s Award is presented annually to an outstanding faculty member from each of Missouri’s Dr. Joe Kreizinger is in his 12th year at Northwest, four-year having joined the faculty in 2001, and has excelled in higher teaching, scholarship and service to his department, education college and the University. institutions. The recipient is selected from individuals who receive the Dean’s Faculty Award for Teaching from the University’s three academic colleges. “I truly am honored,” Kreizinger said. “I really feel like I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some great models from departments across campus – colleagues, chairs and administrators.” Kreizinger’s excellence in teaching is reinforced in the high ratings he receives consistently on both student and peer evaluations. Students recognize his willingness to help them any way he can, the rigor of his courses and the method in which he instructs courses. Kreizinger’s teaching activities extend beyond the classroom and include a significant dedication of time to mentoring developing artists and teachers of theater. “I think it is important to constantly search for new ways to engage students and to communicate course concepts,” Kreizinger said. “I believe my strengths as a teacher are organization, planning and engaging students.” n Northwest deemed Military Friendly School In recognition of Northwest’s commitment to recruiting military students, the University has been cited by G.I. Jobs Magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2013. The designation ranks Northwest among the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students. The G.I. Jobs survey cited Northwest for many distinctions, including being “VA approved” and providing an advisor who assists veterans with career placement and full-time veteran counselors. The University also has a Student Veterans of America chapter and an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. Additionally, Northwest offers scholarships for military personnel and veterans, and military students called to active service may return to Northwest without a penalty. n Northwest Alumni Magazine Spring 2013 Northwest News 7 Fraternity rejuvenates house, celebrates bonds with alumni contributions from Delta Chi alumni that nearly doubled expectations. However, Delta Chi alumnus Mark Leggett ’83 and others said the weekend was about more than fixing up an old house. “The main intention was to come back and support the undergrads,” Leggett said. “We wanted to let them know that Delta Chi is not just a house that you go through in college – that they have the support of the alumni.” Leggett and Jay Meacham ’87, Delta Chi Alumni Board of Trustees president, were part of early discussions with the Delta Chi housing corporation, an alumni organization that meets monthly in Maryville. The venerable house is the only home the fraternity has known since colonizing in 1972. As expected, stories were exchanged, which kept the feeling Craig Kelley ’83 (above) and more than 110 alumni light during the inevitable surprises and undergraduate members of the Delta Chi fraternity of renovating a house built in 1890. converged on the organization’s house Oct. 20 to “The same brotherhood I complete several improvement projects. Looking at the numbers, the men of the Delta Chi fraternity at Northwest had a daunting task in front of them in October: To rejuvenate one of the oldest houses in Maryville, their 122-yearold Victorian mansion that has housed 1,200 college males in the past 40 years. The endeavor took 80 alumni, 32 undergraduate members, at least 20 trips to a local lumberyard and financial have with my pledge class is the same brotherhood an alumnus had with his pledge class back in ’75 or whatever the case may be,” Delta Chi President Caleb Watson said. “We’ve all been through the same stuff, and we know the same things. So really it’s not meeting somebody new – it’s finding a long-lost brother.” In the evening, the crew relaxed at Bearcat Lanes for bowling while watching a slideshow of the weekend’s work. In a short time, they pulled together the second-largest reunion the fraternity has had, and gathered more than $40,000 in alumni donations to fund the successful renovation. “It exceeded my wildest dreams,” Leggett said. “It was emotional for all the older guys to see the progress. That house has a lot of nostalgia. I was definitely renewed in youth leadership. It was a great opportunity for exposure for the undergrads, because we could inspire them and keep them going, but obviously the youth have a lot more energy and flexibility than us old guys.” n Virtual tour provides unique perspective of campus Prospective Northwest students – as well as alumni and friends interested in revisiting the campus from afar – now have a way of doing so virtually. Northwest recently partnered with YouVisit, a producer of virtual campus tours for colleges and universities throughout the country, to offer a virtual tour that is now available on the Northwest website. The virtual tour allows prospective students and their family members who may lack the time and money to travel to Northwest for a tour to explore the campus from anywhere in the world. With the help of a virtual tour guide, Jenna, the walking tour begins at Northwest’s main entrance at Fourth Street and College Avenue. By clicking on arrows that appear on the sidewalks, users can virtually walk the campus and step inside buildings. At each stop, Jenna describes the facilities, programs and services offered to Northwest students. Users may click on 360-degree views, for example, of a classroom or residence hall rooms and view photos and videos that offer additional perspectives of the layout and atmosphere within each building. The virtual tour also gives users direct access to schedule a visit of Northwest or submit an enrollment application. The tour may be accessed by visiting www.nwmissouri.edu/ virtualtour. n Spring 2013 Northwest Alumni Magazine 8 Northwest News New ag department chair welcomes alumni input With less than a year as chair of the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Eric Mousel has identified what he calls “a great formula for success” in Northwest’s agriculture program: giving students hands-on experience in the field coupled with current studies in the classroom. Mousel came to Northwest from South Dakota State University with experience in livestock business research, agricultural economics and forage management. He teaches farm management and advanced livestock, and believes Northwest graduates have a competitive advantage in the agriculture field. “Students want to learn the fundamentals in the classroom and then go out to the R.T. Wright Farm and apply what they learn,” said Mousel, who with his wife owns a cow-calf ranch in northern Minnesota. “I think that’s what really sets Northwest apart; we’re able to not only train field personnel academically, but also get them some hands-on training so they have that experience for their future employer.” The department chair said he has never met a “kinder or more helpful group of people than the Northwest family,” and is excited to involve more agriculture alumni in the future. “We value alumni input,” Mousel said. “They have been through the program and are in the industry, so it would be great for them to come back and share their experiences so we can adjust what we’re doing to better match what they see out in the field.” Mousel can be contacted at 660.562.1155 or mousel@nwmissouri. edu. n As a new employee as well as the new chair of the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Eric Mousel is impressed with the hands-on opportunities available to Northwest’s students. Student employment program highlighted by U.S. Department of Education Northwest’s student employment and Career Pathing programs, which have been internationally benchmarked, are now highlighted by the U.S. Department of Education among “Promising and Practical Strategies to Increase Postsecondary Success.” Northwest’s Career Pathing Program is a structured student employee earn-and-learn development program that provides opportunities for advancement, training and development, performancebased evaluations, affordability of a postsecondary education and encourages retention and degree completion through a comprehensive student experience. The program offers eight training and development sessions each fall and spring that explore personal and professional development issues presented by oncampus and professional speakers. The program is voluntary and open to all student employees. Those student employees who complete the program criteria may benefit from wage advancements. “The Career Pathing Program provides our student employees with the opportunity to build relations and basic skills that enhance their current employment as well as their future careers,” said Paula McLain ’93, ’08, coordinator of student employment. “Student employment, along with the Career Pathing component, is truly a stepping stone between classroom learning and experiential learning.” About 950 students are employed at Northwest in nearly every area of the campus, including the University farm, custodial services, academic departments, the University Police Department, Residential Life and student service departments. They work in roles such as farm assistants, custodians, lab assistants, tutors, dispatchers, onair announcers, ambassadors, web developers and office assistants. n Failure not an option for Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise, who spent 20 years with NASA and was the astronaut portrayed by actor Bill Paxton in the blockbuster film “Apollo 13” depicting the ill-fated 1970 space mission, visited Northwest in the fall as part of the University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. His lecture, titled “Failure is Not an Option,” was well-received by an enthralled audience in the Houston Center for the Performing Arts and even included personal video shot by Haise from within the lunar module. During his campus visit, Haise also spent time visiting students at Horace Mann Laboratory School. Haise began his NASA career as an aeronautical research pilot and became an astronaut at Johnson Space Center in 1966. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon. n Northwest Alumni Magazine Spring 2013 Northwest News 9 KZLX recognized nationally for broadcasting excellence KZLX, Northwest’s student-operated radio station, was a finalist for three national broadcasting awards presented by a pair of college media and radio associations. KZLX’s reporting of “Hospice: Waiting on a Loved One to Die” received the 2012 College Broadcasters Inc. Award for Best Documentary/Public Affairs for Radio during the CBI national convention in October. The radio station also was nominated for two Pinnacle Awards, which are presented annually by the College Media Advisers to the top college radio stations in the country. KZLX was recognized in the categories of Station of the Year and Best Radio Sportscast. KZLX 106.7, known as X-106, is a student-operated, noncommercial radio station on campus that helps students gain hands-on training while obtaining practical knowledge in preparation for careers in radio. Assistant Professor of Communication and Mass Media Dr. Jonathan Pluskota became the station’s advisor two years ago and challenged students to take charge and establish an identity for KZLX. “Those that did stick with it – through the format changes, the community involvement, the on-going production and programming work – are reaping the rewards now,” Pluskota said. “It wasn’t easy at first, and we still have work to do, but this is the progress I asked the students to envision two years ago. All KZLXers should be proud, as their collective, tireless efforts have made this possible.” n KZLX, the student radio station that broadcasts from Wells Hall on the Northwest campus, was a finalist for three national broadcasting awards. The KZLX management team includes, clockwise from left, students Matt Brown, station manager; Bill Cravens, operations director; Danielle Mullens, program director; and Victoria Bailey, music director. Northwest, Maryville partner on Fourth Street project The city of Maryville and Northwest recently entered into a joint partnership to fund the engineering design on a project that will improve the corridor along West Fourth Street from Main Street west to the University entrance near North Dunn Street. “From a streetscape perspective, the project will dramatically enhance the physical appearance and safety along the main gateway to the University,” said City Manager Greg McDanel ’02. “Through the beautification process, the project will celebrate the proud history between the community and Northwest while reflecting the design elements found throughout downtown Maryville.” McDanel said the project will include such elements as a new bicycle/ pedestrian path, new sidewalks, ADA ramps, decorative light poles, drive approaches, utility adjustments, curb and gutter, asphalt overlay, landscaping, benches and public art. Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski said the University is pleased to partner with the city of Maryville on this project. “This is an exciting time for our University and the city,” Jasinski said. “The Maryville community has shown Northwest, our students, employees and (From left) Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski, Maryville Mayor alumni tremendous Glenn Jonagan and Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel confirm a support through joint partnership between the two entities that will enhance the physical the years. We appearance and safety along the main gateway to the University. are confident continue to contribute to our strategic the Fourth Street corridor project enrollment and retention initiatives. along with other planned community Partnerships such as this have been part improvements will couple nicely with of our platform and will be important our beautiful campus – the State of for years to come.” n Missouri’s Arboretum – and help Spring 2013 Northwest Alumni Magazine 10 Advancing Northwest Northwest celebrates remodeling, opening of Leet Center After years of planning, remodeled learning spaces inside Northwest’s Horace Mann Laboratory School are a reality because of the generosity of two Northwest alumni and their long ties to the laboratory school. The new Phyllis and Richard Leet Center for Children and Families, which houses preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms at the laboratory school, opened with the start of the academic year this past fall. The center is named for Northwest alumni Dr. Richard “Dick” Leet ’48 and Phyllis Combs Leet ’49, of Gainesville, Ga., who gifted more than $100,000 to the Northwest Foundation to establish The Leet Endowment and fund the partial remodeling of Everett W. Brown Education Hall, which houses Horace Mann. Northwest celebrated the completed project with tours and honored the Leets during a ceremony as part of the University’s Family Weekend festivities. The improved spaces provide more stimulating learning environments for children attending the laboratory school. They also reflect the ongoing mission and goals of Northwest’s College of Education and Human Services before that. The library was relocated to and the Department of Professional the lower level, and a dining space was Education, which guide the operation of added adjacent to the new library. the Leet Center and Horace Mann. The Leet Center serves about 50 stu“It changes who we are,” said Horace dents, ages 3 to 5, while Horace Mann Mann Principal Jill Wood Baker ’97, ’01. serves about 125 students in kindergar“It changes our philosophy. It shows our ten through sixth grade. It also serves children a lot of value. It also is a great nearly 800 Northwest students from a conversation with our children about variety of academic departments. someone giving back, that a university To view a video of the Leet Center, gave them something and they gave visit www.nwmissouri.edu/leetvideo. n back. Our instructional time will be better utilized because our spaces are better. It’s creating 21st-century learning opportunities.” The remodeling project, which began last June and was completed in time for the first day of school Aug. 16, resulted in the preschool and kindergarten programs moving from the lower level of Brown Hall to a first Phyllis Combs Leet ’49 and Dr. Dick Leet ’48 of Gainesville, Ga., floor space previously make remarks at last fall’s opening of the new Phyllis and Richard occupied by the school’s Leet Center for Children and Families, which was made possible by library and an auditorium the couple’s gift of more than $100,000. Alumna bequest supports scholarships, technology enhancements Northwest recently received a $186,400 bequest from the late Mary Margaret Gantt Perry ’46, ’72 that will have a lasting impact on students studying in a variety of subject areas and enhance technology on campus. Northwest has designated the funds for three $25,000 endowed scholarships to be awarded to students studying business, math, biology, chemistry or speech/theatre as well as for one $25,000 endowed scholarship awarded to a student who wants to study abroad. The remaining funds are being used to upgrade wireless internet access points and instructional technology equipment. “Gifts such as these are significant in that they contribute to our academic excellence and student support,” Northwest Provost Dr. Doug Dunham said. “These scholarships will help ease the financial burden of students after they have successfully completed their first year, thereby having a positive effect on retention and completion. Additionally, by improving the wireless infrastructure in Colden Hall, where the business education courses are taught, our faculty will have more flexibility in how they use instructional technology to facilitate students’ learning.” Originally from Maryville, Perry, of San Leandro, Calif., died Jan. 15, 2011. She received a bachelor’s degree in business economics/commerce with minors in math and Spanish and a master’s in education from Northwest. Perry was a retired educator, and she and her husband, Peter, had no children. For more information about giving to Northwest, contact the Office of University Advancement at 660.562.1248 or advance@ nwmissouri.edu. n Northwest Alumni Magazine Spring 2013 Advancing Northwest 11 Couple’s gift dedicated to improving student success Since earning their degrees from Northwest, Carl ’76 and Cheryl Deweerdt ’78 Hughes have realized the benefits of having a college education. Now, the couple is giving back to Northwest so that today’s Bearcats may experience similar success. Through the Hughes Family Foundation, the Hughes recently gave $100,000 to assist Northwest’s Talent Development Center and fund training for student staff. The Hughes’ gift also will help the TDC purchase furnishings and fund facility improvements that will enhance its collaborative learning environment. “Education has always been very important to us,” Carl said. “We wanted to do something to help Northwest in the most impactful way we could. Northwest’s TDC program fits perfectly the educational objective of our foundation. Northwest delivers a critical educational avenue for the region. We are delighted to be a small part of delivering the best education available to the students.” Carl graduated from Northwest with a degree in business finance, and Cheryl earned her degree in speech therapy. Both are natives of Lathrop and, as firstgeneration college students, found their footing by getting involved at Northwest. Carl, who came to Northwest on a football scholarship, was active in Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity and was president of Interfraternity Council. Cheryl was a Bearcat cheerleader and a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. “My business degree was a great fundamental start for my career,” Carl said. “I was fortunate to succeed in part because of the fundamental education I received with my finance background at Northwest. We both felt very good about the education we received. We’re people whose parents did not go to school, but they wanted us to go to college and supported us all the way.” Carl and Cheryl live in Kansas City, where they raised four children. Carl is senior vice president of Inergy LP, a publically traded energy company based in Kansas City. They also established the Hughes Family Foundation, which supports educational, humanitarian and healthcare initiatives. “We’ve been financially blessed, and it’s our responsibility to teach our kids that along with this luck, we have a responsibility to give back to other people,” Cheryl said. The TDC, established at Northwest in 1986, has a long and successful history of providing strong peer support for all students. The TDC’s primary role is to support students who are underprepared for a rigorous academic Northwest alumni Carl and Cheryl Hughes, through their family foundation, recently gave $100,000 to assist Northwest’s Talent Development Center and fund training for student staff. curriculum. Supplemental instruction and peer tutoring are offered in many undergraduate courses. Additionally, the TDC, whose programs are delivered by graduate and undergraduate students, provides targeted peer mentoring for some at-risk students, including studentathletes and conditionally-admitted freshmen. For more information about giving to Northwest or to support the TDC, contact the Office of University Advancement at 660.562.1248 or email@example.com. n Howard assumes alumni director role; Sutton is development officer Two members of Northwest’s Office of University Advancement recently changed roles to enhance the University’s alumni outreach, communication and donor development efforts. Polly Parsons Howard ’00, ’09 is now director of alumni and donor relations, and Steve Sutton ’71 is a major gift development officer. For the last seven years, Howard had been a development officer and Sutton was director of alumni relations. “We are thankful for Polly and Steve’s service and pleased to be able to tap into their competencies to help our evergrowing Bearcat network become even stronger,” Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski said. “We are at an exciting juncture of organizational growth, and Polly and Steve will help us continue to do what we do best – focus on student success.” Northwest alumni and friends may continue to contact Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org and Sutton at email@example.com, or at the Alumni House by calling 660.562.1248. n Polly Parsons Howard ’00, ’09 Steve Sutton ’71 Spring 2013 Northwest Alumni Magazine 12 Advancing Northwest Despite moves, couple remains close to Northwest When Janet Kelley and Dell Epperson came to Northwest in 1972, they didn’t have far to travel. Janet came from Maysville, and Dell lived a bit farther down the road in Marceline. But that is probably the shortest distance these 1975 Northwest graduates have traveled since that time. As a Navy family, they moved 16 times in 30 years and have lived in eight states – including some multiple times – as well as England. Together or separately, they have visited more than 25 countries. The adventure began at Northwest, however, and that is why they have decided to help others get the same great start they did by designating the University as a beneficiary in their wills. “With all of our moving, Northwest is a touchstone for us,” Janet said. “My parents live a few miles north of campus near Pickering, so when we visit, a trip around campus is always in order.” The couple met in the spring of 1974 while Janet was a member of the Bearcat women’s basketball team and Dell was broadcasting her game. They were married in 1977 while Janet was teaching elementary school and Dell was an announcer for KMA in Shenandoah, Iowa. In 1982, they took a leap of faith when Dell joined the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer. It was meant to be a four-year hitch, but the Eppersons decided the Navy’s motto of “See the World” was for them, and 30 years passed quickly. After a final tour in Hawaii, Dell retired in July 2012, having commanded a destroyer and a training group. He subsequently transitioned to a postNavy position as a project manager for Parsons Corporation, a California-based engineering and architectural firm. Janet returned to teaching in 2006 and is now a sixth-grade instructor at Our Savior Lutheran School near their home in Aiea, Hawaii. Part of Dell’s checklist for retiring from the Navy was to update their wills, and assigning Northwest as the beneficiary was a logical step. “Jan and I had read the Northwest Alumni Magazine articles about designating Northwest as a beneficiary,” Dell said. “With no children, we discussed who could most benefit from our estate. We were in complete agreement that Northwest provided the foundation for so many of the successes we have been blessed with, both professionally and personally.” For more information about naming Northwest as a beneficiary in your will, contact the Office of University Advancement at 660.562.1248 or advance@ nwmissouri.edu. n Dell ’75 and Janet Kelley ’75 Epperson, who now call Hawaii home but have had a lifelong affinity to Northwest, have named the University as the beneficiary in their wills. Family gives scholarship in memory of Horace Mann teacher Northwest will offer a new scholarship this year in honor of Esther Forbes Knittl ’38, a former Horace Mann Laboratory School teacher. Before embarking on a teaching career at Horace Mann that spanned nearly 40 years, Knittl graduated from Northwest with a degree in elementary education and minors in English, social science and physical education. After she passed away in 2002, her children, Karol Frederichs, Suzette Davis and Jim Knittl, wanted to create a scholarship for a student who shares their mother’s love for teaching. “She was a passionate teacher and believer in education,” Davis said. “Nothing made her happier than being in her fourth grade Horace Mann classroom with her students and her student teachers. She loved it all, and especially teaching teachers to teach.” Knittl was born in Canada, and her family moved to Maryville when she was young. Her first teaching job was in a one-room schoolhouse south of Maryville. Davis remembers her mother describing how much she wanted that first job. “She walked 10 miles to the head of the school board’s farm and stood in his field as he worked to ask for that job,” she said. “He gave her the job then and there, and she was responsible for everything at the school from teaching to tending to the horses the children traveled to school on as well as cooking their lunch each day.” Knittl later taught fourth grade at Horace Mann until the end of her career. “Our mother loved Maryville and was always so proud to be associated with Northwest and Horace Mann,” Davis said. n Northwest Alumni Magazine Spring 2013 Lasting Legacies “I benefitted from scholarships after I graduated from high school, and it just seems natural to give something back. Since I taught at Northwest for 30 years, it’s fitting for me to give back to the University so that other students may benefit from scholarships the way I did.” Professor Emeritus Dr. Dwight Maxwell with his wife, Sandra Maxwell ’81 Through an endowed scholarship bequest in their living trust, Dr. Dwight Maxwell, who was a member of the Northwest faculty from 1970 to 2000 and retired as a professor, and his wife, Sandra Maxwell ’81, will establish a scholarship in their names after their lifetimes to assist students attending the University. Dwight taught in Northwest’s geology department, becoming just the third professor to join that department. He served as department chair for four years before retiring. Dwight said he always enjoyed teaching at Northwest. “Northwest is a good place, and we want to offer continuous support after we are gone,” he said. Having earned credits at a number of other colleges and universities, Sandra came to Northwest with her husband and enrolled as a non-traditional student, completing her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders. She then worked in schools in Stanberry and Maryville as a speech language pathologist. The Maxwells boast an entire family of Bearcats. Their son, Peter Malmberg, earned his bachelor’s degree in history in 1991, their daughter, Heather Malmberg Greenfield, graduated that same year with a bachelor’s degree in international business, and their son-in-law, Troy Greenfield, earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology in 1990. One of the easiest planned gifts to create and implement is the will bequest. Donors may give any percentage of their estate as a charitable gift when a current gift of real estate or cash might not otherwise be feasible. Consider these advantages: n It’s simple to set up. n You’re able to maintain control of your assets. n It provides a gift to Northwest in an amount you feel is appropriate, and you can still provide for your loved ones. n It provides an estate tax deduction. n It provides for a cause you deem worthy at Northwest. n It includes membership in the Northwest Foundation’s James H. Lemon Heritage Society. n You leave a lasting legacy at Northwest. Contact the Office of University Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660.562.1248 to find out about the many advantages of a will bequest. 14 Forever Green By Mark Hornickel • Photography by Darren Whitley What makes us … Design by Melinda Kelsey and Heather York Northwest alumni reflect on university’s unique traits and its impact on them Almost since the doors of the Old Seminary building were flung open for the first day of classes in 1905, generations have agreed there’s something special about the place we now call Northwest Missouri State University. Over the decades, tens of thousands of students have called the Maryville campus their home away from home, and the sense of pride that the combination of green and white conjures has multiplied. The bonds born at Northwest among students, faculty and staff members are sustaining, and they reflect an ingrained loyalty rarely seen at other universities. More than a century since Northwest’s founding, factor in the fast rise of social media and the Northwest family has grown more connected, using Facebook, Twitter and the like as tools to share allegiances to the University. In fact, Northwest’s Facebook page now boasts nearly 110,000 fans – a figure that far outnumbers most Division II institutions and even rivals some Division I schools. Hundreds of Northwest’s Facebook friends, and their unique profiles, are represented on this issue’s cover, and several more who shared their thoughts about being “forever green” through social media are scattered on these pages. Most with an affiliation to the Bearcat family also can agree that their connection has had a lasting impact. A graduating student is not the same person he or she was upon arriving at Northwest. Northwest has a reputation for providing unique experiences – through hands-on opportunities that allow students to get involved from the day they set foot on campus – to help students build the confidence and skills they need to be successful. Small classes help students feel comfortable. Faculty and staff are accessible. Student organizations are welcoming. And, like a family, Northwest provides a support system that is always ready and willing to assist its own. Following are seven individuals who exemplify that Bearcat attitude and reflect on what makes them “forever green.” The photos that appear on this edition’s cover and on this page are the Facebook profile photos of Northwest alumni, employees and students. Thank you to the more than 300 friends of Northwest’s Facebook page who answered the Northwest Alumni Magazine’s call for the profile photos you see in this edition. Forever exploring ... Forever green Chad Heitman ’97 Chad Heitman arrived at Northwest, eager to begin working toward a pre-med degree. But Dr. Dwight Maxwell, who was chair of the geology department at the time and tutored Heitman during high school, saw something else in Heitman. Eventually, during a series of hallway conversations, Maxwell convinced him he had a future in geology. Upon graduating, Heitman was recruited by Doe Run mining company in southeast Missouri and went to work immediately as an underground mine geologist. Heitman has since worked his way up (or “down”) through the mining industry and now serves as the director of mining for Eagle Materials, in Sugar Creek, Mo., which operates the world’s only underground cement mine. He says he knew he made the right decision to pursue geology the moment he went underground for the first time. “Without a geology degree, I wouldn’t be in the industry I’m in, period,” Heitman said. “I am in the field that my Northwest degree absolutely prepared me for.” Today Heitman expresses his appreciation to Northwest by donating a Brunton Compass, a $400 tool geologists use to map rock structure and fault zones, as part of an award package in recognition of a Northwest undergraduate student who receives the James Hutton Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. “At Northwest, everything just seemed to fit,” said Heitman, who is working with his company to recruit Northwest graduates. “A lot of the employees I have who graduated from bigger schools don’t have the same school pride, and their work ethic isn’t the same.” Kylie Niichel ’14 I am forever green because Northwest has provided me with so many wonderful opportunities that have allowed me to grow academically and personally. Scott Nielson ’01 I am forever green because Northwest has provided me a tremendous opportunity, first as a student and now as an employee, to develop and strengthen my skills every day. Kacie Wright ’13 I am forever green because Northwest has challenged me to excel as a student, enhanced my skills and character as an individual, and provided numerous opportunities for me to build a network of relationships that will equip me for any future endeavors I may pursue. Suzanne Von Behren ’03, ’10 I am forever green because I appreciate the total quality educational experience, complete with caring faculty and staff wrapped up in a family atmosphere. Forever prepared ... Forever green Katie Pierce ’11 The turning point for Katie Pierce at Northwest might have been the day during her freshman year when she sat in her yearbook advisor’s office, adamant that she was transferring from Northwest. But the advisor, Laura Widmer ’79, saw leadership potential in Pierce and told her she wouldn’t allow her to leave the University. Pierce went on to become editor of the Tower yearbook. She became highly involved in student organizations within the Department of Mass Communications and was employed as a student office assistant in the department. She served as a social media intern in the Office of University Relations, a peer advisor, a teaching assistant and earned a Tower Service Award in 2010. Pierce’s student employment was a launching point. Because of her dependability, reliability and ability to problem solve, word traveled campuswide that Pierce was the go-to person for projects within her department. “You wouldn’t think being an office assistant in mass comm would teach you how to succeed in digital marketing,” Pierce said, “but it helped me learn to interface with anybody who walks in the door and to think on my feet. Also, I now am amazing at handling expense reports. Those tasks, even the little things, were huge for me.” Her involvement in AdInk and DigEm, two Northwest clubs that help students learn and develop media skills, allowed her to network with professionals in the Kansas City area. After graduating, Pierce joined Kansas City digital marketing agency VML as an experience architect, creating the blueprints for corporate websites and applications. “Northwest helped me prepare for the future,” Pierce said. “Getting a job offer before graduation – specifically a job that didn’t exist before I interviewed – would not have been possible without Northwest, and without my advisors and mentors.” Alexis Leggett ’13 I am forever green because there isn’t a community like Northwest. Everyone genuinely cares about each other’s successes, and this school has taught me as much outside of the classroom as inside. Riley Ziemer ’13 I am forever green because of the leadership opportunities Northwest has provided and the countless memories that I’ve made along the way. Egon Heidendal ’06, ’09 I am forever green because Northwest has been my home away from home for a long time. I wouldn’t be the person I am now if it hadn’t been for everything Northwest gave me. Nick Crouse ’13 I am forever green because coming to Northwest was the best decision I have made in my life. Northwest provided me with the exceptional education I wanted in becoming a future educator. Emma Clark ’13 I am forever green because there is nothing better than the adrenaline rush after a win on a Bearcat football game day. Heather York ’13 I am forever green because the Northwest community constantly supports and seeks to understand what I am trying to accomplish as an artist. Taylor Neff ’14 I am forever green because I can’t walk across campus without seeing a familiar, friendly face. Forever confident ... Forever green James Teaney James Teaney has a more intimate relationship with the Northwest campus than most people who cross its paths. He has vast knowledge of the heating and cooling systems in almost all campus facilities. And on some of northwest Missouri’s worst wintry nights, Teaney has slept on a cot in his Power Plant office, waking to move snow and ensure the campus is operating smoothly. Currently the steam plant supervisor, Teaney has worked the last 23 years at the University. For a time, he drove University trucks and buses, too. Teaney says he would mow the grass if that’s what Northwest needed “to keep this place going.” He has been instrumental in helping Northwest maintain its reputation as a leader in alternative fuels. “We were green before it was cool to be green, and it’s neat to be a part of keeping it going,” Teaney said. “We’re always looking at what is the next avenue to pursue.” Like so many who have developed skills at Northwest, Teaney credits the University with offering support and helping him gain confidence. Teaney also says one of Northwest’s differentiators is the way the University treats its employees. “The support and knowledge people at Northwest have given me has built my confidence,” said Teaney, who also serves as the mayor of Ravenwood, located 11 miles east of Maryville. “When I was in school I was super shy. It doesn’t bother me to get up in front of people anymore.” Forever educated ... Forever green Dr. Bill Hedge ’74, ’77, ’89 Being released by two NFL teams might leave some young athletes feeling crushed and lost. Not Bill Hedge. After playing for the Bearcat football team from 1970 to 1973, W.A., as he was known then, was drafted by the Houston Oilers and later was called to try out for the New York Giants. When neither opportunity panned out, Hedge wasted no time dedicating his career to education. “I got released by the Oilers on a Wednesday afternoon,” Hedge recalled. “I applied for a position in the St. Joseph School District on Friday and began work on Monday. I think things happen for a reason, and the reason was for me to go back, get that master’s and continue my education, which was going to help me longer down the road than playing in the NFL. It would have been nice, but I’ve had a great life and wouldn’t change a thing.” Hedge began his teaching career in 1974, teaching physical education at multiple elementary schools in St. Joseph. His career path eventually led him to becoming the assistant principal at St. Joseph’s Central High School. In 2003, he joined the Northwest faculty, teaching in the Department of Education until retiring last year. While Hedge’s parents instilled the importance of education in him early on, mentors at Northwest – including people like Dr. Jim Redd ’66, Everett Brown ’37 and Dr. Robert Foster – provided a model for the way Hedge treated his students. “When you get that kind of care and that kind of attention, you try to pass that on to the next group of students coming behind you,” Hedge said. “It showed the ability and potential you had. There were opportunities that were provided to me because of Northwest. You have that support system that says, ‘If this is something you want to achieve and this is something you want to do, we’re here to assist you.’ That makes a difference, and that’s why Northwest has the kind of reputation it has.” Forever loyal ... Forever green Northwest head football coach Adam Dorrel (left), played and coached under legendary head coach Mel Tjeerdsma ’77 before becoming head coach in 2011. Head men’s basketball coach Ben McCollum (right) arrived at Northwest as a transfer student and played basketball under Northwest’s winningest men’s basketball coach Steve Tappmeyer. Like Dorrel, McCollum was a graduate assistant under his former coach before succeeding the retired Tappmeyer prior to the 2009-10 season. Both are on a shared path now, helping to carry on Northwest’s tradition of championship athletics and imparting valuable lessons to a new generation of studentathletes. Their experiences at Northwest, they say, were complete and enriching. “I got a lot of tough love from people at Northwest, through my advisors and through my coaches,” Dorrel said. “It was really the first time in my life where I really had a group of people not always telling me what I wanted to hear. But they did it in a way that Adam Dorrel ’98, ’00 and Ben McCollum ’03, ’05 was compassionate. That really helped me grow stronger as a person, mentally, physically and emotionally.” McCollum was struck by the athletes and coaches who not only expected to win, but expected things to be done “the right way.” His experiences at Northwest also helped him realize that success depends not on a person’s talents but on how that person handles adversity, focuses on his goals and consistently improves. “That defines the thought that you’re stronger as a whole, and you need to stick by each other so you can be stronger when you go into your career and be successful,” McCollum said. “If everybody doesn’t buy into that, into that loyalty, into that group mentality, you’re not going to be as strong individually because you don’t have the group to support you.” Erin Stallins ’84 I am forever green because as a graduate assistant in the athletic training program I had the opportunity to meet, learn from and work with some of the most awesome professionals who continue to be important to me today. Kelly Quinlin ’00 I am forever green because Northwest has truly had an integral part in fostering my education, work ethic and professional principles, and it continues to do so on a daily basis. Doyle Bounds ’74, ’75, ’86 I am forever green because my training at Northwest gave me the tools to be successful in an ever-changing field of my chosen profession as an agriculture instructor, farmer, and now an admissions recruiter for agriculture. Web Extra: As a son of Northwest alumni, Wes Simmons ’01, ’03 didn’t envision becoming a Bearcat, but a recruiting visit changed his mind – and his life’s path. Read about Simmons and view more photos and excerpts of Northwest Alumni Magazine interviews with the people featured in this story by visiting www.nwmissouri. edu/magazine. Forever curious ... Forever green Dr. Dennis Hoffman ’70, ’74 Dr. Dennis Hoffman came to Northwest with a fondness for research, but a field trip he took as a graduate student served as the inspiration for the work he enjoys today as a senior research scientist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Blackland Research and Extension Center in Temple, Texas. During that field trip with Dr. Irene Mueller’s plant ecology class, Hoffman was struck by Mueller’s knowledge and passion for nature. The experience inspired him to establish the Prairie Restoration Project, an outdoor learning center for area landowners, master naturalists and students from local school districts that he will continue to oversee after his retirement this spring. “I’ve taken (Mueller’s lessons) with me my entire career,” Hoffman said. “Her lessons really directed me into environmental work, and she really influenced me.” As a youth, Hoffman had taken a year off from college and was checking water samples, doing lab analysis for a feed company to save money. He was preparing to visit another university when his mother suggested he check out Northwest. At Northwest, Hoffman overcame hearing problems he battled as a youth to become an academically strong student involved in Student Senate and Residential Life. He developed organizational skills and persistence, and heeded the advice of mentors like Mueller and his Student Senate advisor to follow his heart. “I’ve told other students they need to go to Northwest,” Hoffman said. “It’s the type of school where I think students do really well.” n PHOTO BY ZOE RASCOE 18 Student Success What’s the best thing about Maryville? The Northwest Alumni Magazine asked Northwest students, “What’s the best thing about Maryville?” Their responses are an excellent illustration of the inviting atmosphere the local community has created for Northwest, its students and alumni. The best thing about Maryville is the people. Maryville allows you to not only attend college, but also be a part of a real community during your time here. Kate Bridges, senior, Albany The best thing about Maryville is the summertime. It’s a relaxed atmosphere and you get a chance to meet a lot more people in the community. Michael Nay, senior, Louisburg, Kan. The best thing about Maryville is how local residents and businesses support Bearcat athletics. Their support really adds to the atmosphere of games. Erika Hanson, senior, Omaha, Neb. The best thing about Maryville is the size. It’s small enough that you always see a friendly face. Riley Ziemer, senior, Winchester, Kan. The best thing about Maryville is Gray’s Truck Stop biscuits and gravy on Saturday morning. They have some of the best food in town. Tanner Walter, senior, Maryville The best thing about Maryville is Mozingo Lake because it’s always a fun place to hang out. Lauren Fouts, junior, Blue Springs Philip Gruenwald, a senior public relations major from St. Louis, enjoys a doughnut and shares a laugh with Ali Elzen ’01 of Ali’s Bakery in Maryville. The best thing about Maryville is Ali’s Bakery. Everything there is homemade and delicious. Philip Gruenwald, senior, St. Louis The best thing about Maryville is The Hangar. It’s such a cool movie theater, and they have great food. Tassi Cook, junior, Pleasantville, Iowa The best thing about Maryville is that it reminds me of the town I’m from. It’s really become my home away from home. Emma Clark, junior, Kirksville The best thing about Maryville is the feeling of safety you have when you live here. Not many college towns have that. Alyssa Hank, junior, Lee’s Summit n Foundation Board of Directors Members of the 2012-2013 Northwest Foundation Board of Directors include (front row, from left) Terry Day ’65, Toni Cowen Espey ’83, Don Foley ’78, Mary Hamilton Purdy ’72, Board President Holly Murphy-Barstow ’81, Betty Johnson Bush ’60, Amy Willits Harlin ’95, Mary Asbell ’69, Kay Thomas ’71, Virgil Albertini, Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski, (second row) Executive Director Mike Johnson ’85, Dick Thomson, Rick Carter, Deb Tripp ’92, ’96, Dr. John Baker, Dr. Gweldon Long ’57, Hayley Hanson ’97, Owen Straub ’86, John Teale ’73, (third row) Troy Greenfield ’90, Bill Hedge ’74, ’77, ’89, Mike Faust ’74, Arnold Johnson ’77, Dan Runde ’81, (back row) Mark Doll ’80, Jeff Borchardt ’82, Mike Abildtrup ’68, Bill Brown ’63, Phil Patterson ’74, Jim Blackford ’72. (Not pictured: Jennifer Dawson Nicholson ’71, Kenny Petersen ’66, Juan Rangel ’91, Paul Schieber ’81, Gary Thompson ’76). n Northwest Alumni Magazine Spring 2013 The Bridge, 2011-2012 19 The Bridge Contributors to Northwest during the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year Donor generosity provides competitive advantage The Bridge annually celebrates donors and the power of their generosity on Northwest. We believe, as many listed within this edition do, that every gift counts. With your help, our record of accomplishments is only the beginning. Every new wave of graduates changes the course of what Northwest is capable of achieving. We stand on the shoulders of many yesterday who sacrificed with their gifts to position us with a competitive advantage that is not to be taken for granted. Your philanthropic partnership, current and future, is an investment that accelerates our progress. Thanks to you today, your gift helps ensure Northwest maintains its place at the top of premier regional public institutions for higher learning. Giving to the Northwest Fund means you are providing for the University’s greatest needs, whether it is student support through scholarships, academic programs or faculty support, the Northwest Fund allows Northwest to be proactive and provide a competitive advantage that benefits our overall University. The Northwest Foundation accepts many types of assets; the most popular are cash, securities and real estate. Thanks to you tomorrow, your support of Northwest can be planned by making a charitable estate gift. These gifts are established through your will or estate and allow you to provide for what matters to you most at the University. These gifts are a way to leave a legacy or give in memory of a special person. The Northwest Foundation’s professional staff is here to work with you to explore options and offer information on securing our future while potentially providing for your family, receiving a charitable tax deduction and perhaps even a lifetime income. Building a strong endowment is one of the most strategic ways Northwest can meet its goals. Endowed gifts provide perpetual benefit to Northwest. Through careful stewardship, we invest the principal of your donation while spending the payout on Northwest students, programs and projects that matter to you most. You can help by establishing an endowment fund of your own or contributing to an existing one. Many generous alumni and friends listed here have established such perpetual, everlasting funds, making them … forever green! My Bearcat best always, Mike Johnson ’85 Executive Director, Northwest Foundation Vice President of University Advancement 20 The Bridge, 2011-2012 The Northwest Foundation Inc. and the Office of University Advancement Established in 1971, the Northwest Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation responsible for encouraging, receiving, investing, stewarding and disbursing private support on behalf of the donors of Northwest for the benefit of the University, its students, faculty, staff and alumni. The 30-member Foundation Board of Directors is led by President Holly Murphy-Barstow ’81, Vice President Mark Doll ’80 and Immediate Past President Dan Runde ’81. The Foundation is staffed by members of the development and alumni relations units of Northwest’s Office of University Advancement. n Annual Report Development The continued success of the cultivation of private support to benefit Northwest is due to the tremendous support of thousands of alumni and friends as well as Northwest’s Leadership Team, deans, faculty and staff. Private support averaged just more than $3 million over the last three years, while planned gift expectancies are holding at just more than $26 million. The fundraising efforts of the Northwest Foundation and the University Advancement development staff translate into significant University support in a variety of areas. Scholarship support has remained a central mission of Northwest’s development efforts. The annual Adopt-aBearcat Scholarship is part of this support, and more than 166 scholarships were awarded in FY12. The Adopt-a-Bearcat Scholarships as well as the Foundation’s other scholarships brought the total number of awards for FY12 to 724 providing $427,184 in support to students. Alumni and friends also support Bearcat athletics, and the success of Northwest’s athletics programs benefit from donors’ generosity. The Northwest Fund continues to raise a large amount of unrestricted dollars for the University – funds that are crucial to support needs in areas not covered by other fundraising efforts. In FY12, the Northwest Fund generated $384,700 in unrestricted support. When alumni and friends favor the Northwest Foundation with a gift, they can be confident that their gift is spent wisely. The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance prescribes that 65 percent of total expenses of a charitable organization be spent on charitable programs. The Northwest Foundation exceeds that standard by spending an average of 81 percent of every dollar on University programs. n Total Private Support to the University $7 $6 $5 MILLIONS $4 $3 $2 $1 $0 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 Number of Donors 10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 0 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 Total Planned Giving Expectancies $30 $25 MILLIONS $20 $15 $10 $5 $0 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 The Bridge, 2011-2012 21 Annual Report Amount of Scholarship Support $700 $600 THOUSANDS Foundation Scholarship Awards 1,000 800 600 400 200 $500 $400 $300 $200 $100 $0 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 0 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 Direct Support Indirect Support Comparison of Program Activities PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL EXPENSES 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 Where Your Support Goes 5% 20% 6% 3% 30% n Scholarship Support n Program Support n Capital Project Support n Publication Support n Other n Legislative Support 36% University Programs Management and General Expenses Fundraising Expenses Contact Us The following professionals at the Northwest Foundation look forward to assisting you with a gift that meets your wishes and allows Northwest to continue its tradition of excellence. Teresa Gustafson ’97, ’05 email@example.com 660.562.1248 Mike Johnson ’85 firstname.lastname@example.org 660.562.1750 Laurie Drummond Long ’92 email@example.com 660.562.1248 Scott Nielson ’01 firstname.lastname@example.org 660.562.1669 Steve Sutton ’71 email@example.com 660.562.1248 22 The Bridge, 2011-2012 Annual Report Alumni Relations The Northwest Alumni Association and the Office of University Advancement’s alumni relations staff continued in FY12 to offer opportunities to alumni and friends to support Northwest. With nearly 250 chapter activities as well as regional activities offered, our alumni and friends have the opportunity to stay connected to their alma mater. Our 17 geographical chapters and two constituency chapters allow alumni and friends to stay involved with Northwest. Chapters include Arizona, Central Iowa, Southern Iowa, Eastern Iowa, Colorado, Dallas, Kansas City, Maryville, Nebraska/Western Iowa, St. Joseph, Mid-Missouri, Southern California, Chicago, St. Louis, Springfield and Twin Cities in addition to a band chapter, gridiron chapter and an international chapter in Japan. The Northwest Alumni Association’s Tourin’ Bearcats travel program continues to be well received. Forty-five alumni and friends enjoyed an introduction to Ireland in 2012, and 40 more are planning to travel to the Danube River from Vienna to Budapest on a riverboat cruise the spring of 2013. Northwest Night at the St. Joseph Mustangs, the Northwest Night at the Kansas City Power and Light pep rally and the pregame tailgate prior to the Fall Classic at Arrowhead were sponsored by the Northwest Alumni Association and were well attended. The Northwest Alumni Association also hosted a successful Golden Years reunion at Homecoming and honored six individuals at the Alumni Awards Banquet in the fall. Alumni Relations continues to maintain its partnership with offices throughout campus, including admissions, career services, athletics and campus activities. The Northwest Alumni Association, under the volunteer leadership of Amy Willits Harlin ’95, continues to rely on passionate Bearcat alumni and friends for their contributions of time, talent and treasure to Northwest. n Total Attendance at Events 15,000 12,000 9,000 6,000 3,000 0 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 Number of Alumni Events 250 Get involved Find out how you can get involved in the Northwest Alumni Association by contacting: 200 150 100 50 0 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 Polly Parsons Howard ’00, ’09 Director of Alumni and Donor Relations firstname.lastname@example.org 660.562.1248 Brenda Untiedt ’00, ’09 Alumni Relations and Advancement Communications Specialist email@example.com 660.562.1248 The Bridge, 2011-2012 23 Scholarship Recipients Adopt-A-Bearcat Scholarship Victoria Abreu Khalidah Ali James Bailey Faith Barton Jacob Beckham Brittany Billinger Brian Birchler Joshua Blair Nicholas Blanks Jamil Boone Taylor Bott Phillip Boyer Kelsey Braesch Brooks Brewer Kristine Brown Tim Burge Kelsey Buyert Chelsalie Carlson Heather Carroll Sophia Caruso Savanna Christensen Amber Clark Makayla Cole Keyawna Conley Mercedes Cooper Bryant Cottrill Chelsea Culp Mary Catherine Drummond Megan Durbin Jordan Duval Brittni Ebrecht Kyler Erickson Katie Fisher Andrew Fomera Brandon Foster Nicholas Frankenfield Megan Friend Tykeila Gaddy Courtney Gard Keith Gascoigne Megan Gerhardt Reid Gillaspie Katie Gregory Allison Gross Michaela Gutierrez Brooke Hahn Brian Hall Eric Hammann Taylor Hannan Ryan Hass Molly Hayde Tarwiyah Hazziez Anna Heasley Samantha Heibel Elizabeth Hildebrand Erik Hodge Tierra Hogan Kody Houston Kyla Johnson Kyle Jones Markayla Jones Jennifer Kassebaum Jacob Kaullen Joshua Kaullen Zeke Kauzlarich Billy Kerns Jonah Kinne Callie Kiser Audrey Kubayko Gabriel Kuhl Torri Kuonen Alexander Langenfeld Jessica Lehman Kelsey Lenhert Karlee Liberty Brianna Loder Jesse Mabry Dana Masters Brittany McCartney Nicholas McGowan Cassidy McNees Kameron Mcfall Haley Meyers Charles Miles Lacey Mings Landon Mings Melissa Mischo Wendy Mooney Rhett Moppin Sarah Mousel Ethan Nachtman Shannon Nelson Courtney Nixon Breanna Nold Alex Oakleaf Paige Orness Christina Owens Brittany Page Toniann Palazzolo Adrienne Palmer Dillon Paule Caitlin Paulsen Matthew Peacher Jasmine Pearson Abigail Peitzmeier Lindsay Phillipp Theron Pietzyk Tyler Pigman William Platt Kathryn Poelzl Danielle Poppenga Teâ€™Airra Posey Rachel Preston Taylor Provow Charles Puyear Para Reese-Stewart Mary Reinders Alyssa Roberts Ashley Robinson Dustin Romans Anastaszia Roseberry Elizabeth Ruckman John Russell Loni Russell Drake Schafer Kathryn Schalley Courtney Schelp BreAnn Schmidt Lewis Schrodt III Nicholas Shafar Blake Shamberger Ashton Shaw Mckenzie Shelton Nicholas Shelton Kailee Sherer John Simmons Hannah Sindelar BillieJean Smith Jessica Smith Matthew Smith Ryan Smith Kayla Snow Jennifer Stark Carissa Strasser Natasha Swanson Troy Tallman Samantha Templeton Samantha Thurman Lonnie Treese Jada Tressler Zachary Tweedt Morgan Umsted Steven Valentine Kiersten Vette Brenda Wade Brittany Walker Jessica Wallace Daniel Ward Christian Weese Kelci Wellman Kelsey White Charles Wilkinson Katelynn Wilson Keslie Wright Casey Zangaro Jennifer Zell A-C Lightning Scholarship Art Education Scholarship Chemistry Alumni Scholarship Alexandra Helzer Earl H. Baker Memorial Scholarship Tyler Tommey Citizens Bank & Trust Scholarship James R. Cook Memorial Scholarship Alexander Mullock Jamie Rouse Eddice B. Barber Scholarship Justin Ranney Clear Cayhoga Muddy Creeks Scholarship Matthew Bryer Chelsea Culp Carolyn Kozol Caitlyn Price Hope Wicks Bert and Eula Cooper Memorial Scholarship Patty Barnes Kent Barber Memorial Scholarship Devian Lyle Sarah McIntyre Clearmont Community Club Scholarship Jennifer McGinness Alice Corley Scholarship Amanda Waddell Vernon J. Barrett Memorial Scholarship Heath Harris Dr. Norman and Ada Mae Clough Scholarship Molly Maxwell William L. Costello Scholarship Alysa Kramer Art and Bettie Beckner Celebration Scholarship Jared Williams Dr. Gary Bennerotte Memorial Scholarship Tiffany Burnes Tamara Lynn Bohlken Award Michael Turpin Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth Bethany Business Scholarship Morgan Umsted AAUW Anna M. Painter Graduate Scholarship Katelyn Addison Booth College of Business & Professional Studies Freshman Scholarship Autumn Barnett Brittany Brittingham Robert Chinberg Mallory Conley Dominique Hall Keyonna Hawkins Adriane House Mitchell Jansen Jennifer Kassebaum Chelsea Lever Amber Perot Megan Rawie Kelsie Weickert Dr. Marvin D. Combs Memorial Scholarship Kara Helbling Cotter Travel Fellowship for International Studies Kelsey Knowlton Cathran Cushman Radio Scholarship Kyle Hendricks Pat Danner Scholarship Sara Hanes Dennis Dau Scholarship Rachael Vogel W.M.C. Dawson Scholarship Channdra Binns Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Omicron Scholarship Ashley Blanchard AAUW Corwin Junior Scholarship Cody Proctor Computer Science Academic Achievement Scholarship Halley Hill Sydney Lawrence Dr. Jerry Brekke Scholarship in Political Science Ashley Pegg Neta Derry Memorial Scholarship Elizabeth Smith AAUW Viola May Corwin Scholarship Cody Duncan C.E. Cook Drama Scholarship Paul Wilson Ann Allen Brekke Scholarship Lindsay Masin Cook Finance Scholarship Christi Nance Elwyn K. DeVore Business Scholarship Traci Scheloski B. J. Alcott Scholarship Matthew Moylan Claudene Brewer Memorial Scholarship Hailey Stuart Cook/Imes Distinguished Scholarship Amanda Sherry Ron C. DeYoung Scholarship Brittany Keithley Mary Eulalah Adwell Scholarship Hallie Dudley Everett W. Brown Scholarship Justin Ranney Jeffrey Willingham Amanda Yocum Ashley Pegg Alpha Chi Scholarship Abigail Curry Business Plan Competition Scholarship Brady Fleshman Chelsea Wallace Dr. Mark J. Anderson Elementary Education Scholarship Jennifer Dickel Brenda Wilson Andrews Memorial Scholarship Shawnta Addison Daniel Apgar Amy Cambridge Yahaya Gwamna C.L. Butler Scholarship New Foundation Scholarship Funds Forest Gray & Lucile Gray Scholarship Homer O. & Florine (Ware) Smith Scholarship Iowa Bill Oâ€™Riley Family Scholarship Jeremy D. Barlow Memorial Music Scholarship Michelle Parman Scholarship Scott Parman Scholarship Missouri Academy Scholarship Herron Scholarship Farm Credit Services Scholarship Esther Forbes Knittl Memorial Scholarship Roger Corley Memorial Scholarship Robert O. Gill Memorial Scholarship Haley Schelp Anonymous Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship Stephanie Poppa Elizabeth Smith Courtney Vanden Hoek John Byrd Memorial Scholarship Sarah Pfeifer Anonymous PCMC Scholarship Calvin Patterson Donald K. Carlile Memorial Scholarship Barrett Baker ARAMARK Facility Services Scholarship Alison Hartong Jake Cavanaugh Memorial Scholarship Britany Bahr Shelbi Schieber Calee Scott Emily White Rebecca Bly Cerner Scholarship Steven Scheffe 24 The Bridge, 2011-2012 Scholarship Recipients Mildred Galloway Fitz Simmons Memorial Scholarship Vance & Zeline Geiger Scholarship Karen Hawkins Memorial Accounting Scholarship Mike Jewett Scholarship Jennifer McGinness Vic and Frances Farrell Scholarship Fund Shelby Culver Dean Gingrich Memorial Scholarship Amaly Reinsch Clarence Henderson Scholarship Patty Barnes Johnson-Bush Scholarship Minka Foster Brice & Carolyn Johnson Family Scholarship Stephanie Burge Michael L. Faust Scholarship Mallory Daugherty Gage Eden Andrew McLaughlin Cody Mudd Ethan Nachtman Frank Felton Rotary Scholarship John Ernzen Kaitlin Lawrence Sydney Lawrence Cally Mastin Jacob Stoll Austin Thummel Gwynetha Girling Memorial Scholarship Jacob Beard Margaret and Wayne Hennegin Scholarship Chelsea Culp Clint Johnson Memorial Scholarship Chelsea Ebrus Brooke Gilland Kimberly Harding Elizabeth Runde Virginia Hochstetler BPW Scholarship Jacob Kaullen Joshua Kaullen Walter and Maude Johnson Scholarship Jennifer Evans Nancy Goff Memorial Scholarship Luke Coffelt H. F. “Hoot” Holland Memorial Scholarship Jacqueline Carlson Edward Jones Scholarship Jacob Stoll Bill Fields Memorial Scholarship Taylor Leader Dale Gorsuch English Scholarship Justin Ranney Kansas City Alumni Chapter Scholarship Scholarship recipient: Gunner Sumy Gunner Sumy, a December 2012 graduate from St. Joseph who now plans to attend law school, was a recipient of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Delta Nu Actives Scholarship and the H. F. Holland Memorial Scholarship. Sumy majored in political science with a communications minor and served the University as a Student Ambassador. He was also involved in Tau Kappa Epsilon, Student Senate, Alpha Chi, Order of Omega and Blue Key Honor Society. “For many students, college would not be a viable option if it were not for the scholarship opportunities that Northwest provides,” Sumy said. “The scholarship opportunities the University has are a big reason I chose to attend school here. Northwest really is a diamond in the rough when it comes to a quality education at a financially feasible rate.” n Erin Schoenbeck Marshall E. and Beatrix Winn Ford Memorial Scholarship Kolby Lewis Gunnerson Sumy Joyce Fink Hook Scholarship Christine Rahorst Dr. Mary Rose Gram Scholarship Tilden Trotter Kappa Omicron Nu Scholarship Ciara Armstrong Robert Carstensen Erica Favor Philip Gruenwald Kristine Labertew Courtney Meyer Rachel Parsons Jacob Reeve Hayley Wagner Doug and Lisa Foster Scholarship Tiffany Maske C F Gray Physical Science Scholarship Kayla Koester Matthew Sanchez Marvin Hoskey Agricultural Education Scholarship Lauren McNees Bobby and Shirley Kelley Excellence in Education Scholarship Sean Feehan Tyler Tommey James Robert Gregory Scholarship Michelle Daubendiek Ronald A. Houston Scholarship Samantha Miller Kensinger/Imes Scholarship Michael Goodwin Michael Hoffman Mattie Jo (Payne) Groom Scholarship Emily Frueh Joseph Frueh Gage Hayes Aleta and Dean Hubbard Scholarship Elizabeth Reine Robert B. Killingsworth Memorial Scholarship Joseph Barbosa Dr. Kent King Memorial Scholarship Lauren Moulder Robert and Doris Foster Scholarship Rachel McEnaney Growmark Scholarship Missy White Robert and Virginia Foster Scholarship Skye Pepper Robert Fraser Scholarship Blake Anderson Emily Anderson Kacie Wright Frank W. Grube Scholarship Kyle Curtis Jaclyn Dierking Memorial Scholarship Mattie Dykes Creative Writing Scholarship Lorna From Scholarship Calvin Patterson Marvin Gutzmer Scholarship Devin Anderson Brianna Barcus Jordan Beiermann Megan Dunn Amanda Dye Christina Farr Lindsey Frazier Natalie Fry Nichole Junco Cally Mastin Stephanie Nachtrab Hunt-Porter Scholarship Sydney Craddock Fred Lamer Excellence in Broadcasting Scholarship Justice Simpson Uel Lamkin, E.W. Glenn, and Grace Sheperd Memorial Scholarship Stefani Reed Herbert R. Dieterich Scholarship Abigail Lawrence Opal Calvert Eckert Family Scholarship Alana Heisler Fred Fuhr Memorial Scholarship Kindsey Dale Haines Family Scholarship Andrea Potter J. D. Hammond Family Scholarship Rachel Willis Joe Dirksen Memorial Scholarship Lyle Burgher Eckert Collegiate Journalism Scholarship Chase Miller Charles I. Frye Geology Scholarship Amanda Lovell Hancock-Woods Scholarship Justin Ranney Donaldson-Pfost Scholarship Kyle Hendricks T. H. Eckert Journalism Scholarship Lonnie Treese Martha Polsley Gamble Scholarship Hanna Bowman Abigail Curry Stephanie Dee Audrey Kubayko Pauline Santos Margaret Stayton Samantha Templeton James Hurst Memorial Scholarship Robin Jago Deanna Snedeger Kelsey Waibel Kiley Watson Rebecca Wilson Samantha Wynne Phyllis Combs Leet Scholarship Abby Elson Marvin E. and Kathryn B. Lehnen Scholarship Amanda Bentley Christopher Conover Connor Dignan Brian Hall Dylan Rainey Aaron Summers Hildegarde Dreps Scholarship Brittany Keithley Margaret Ann Edwards SAI Scholarship Abigail Haugaard William T. Garrett Scholarship Garrett Hargiss Dwight and Eunice Gates Memorial Scholarship Zachary Cox Alvin Edwards, IV Alyssa Henggeler Stephanie Poppa Tyler Propst Elizabeth Reine John Harr Scholarship Ieishia Muncy Welton Ideker Regents Scholarship Elizabeth Smith Lemar- Rischer Memorial Scholarship Brooke Graves James and Betty Jackson Scholarship Katherine Famuliner Amy P. Elifrits Scholarship Jennifer Evans Mary Margaret Lewis Scholarship Katherine Horvat Dunlap Scholar Award Jennifer Dickel Energizer Diversity Scholarship Cody Ford Ryan King Dr. Paul L. Gates Scholarship Todd Shifflett Thomas Webb Harvey Memorial Scholarship Erin Funk Dyche Family Scholarship Ternei Fugate Kemper Kellerstrass George Gayler Scholarship Alvin Edwards, IV Connor Kellerstrass Charles Hawkins Accounting Scholarship Chelsea Culp Emily Robinson Tyler Sheley Seth Thomas Mary Jackson Modern Language Scholarship Amanda Bentley Marci Luke John Sublett Logan Scholarship Brandon Thomas MaKenzie Kroenke Felicia Cook Christine Rahorst Drew Antle Megan Benware Mallory Brown The Bridge, 2011-2012 25 Scholarship Recipients Melissa Chamberlain Jeremy Espey Jessica Harris Ryan Jackson LaRee Lager Jaimee O’Brien Jordan Roth Jessica Salsbury Kiley Slater Cory Smith Kamron Winchester Myrl and Katherine Long Memorial Physical Science Scholarship Paul Marfice Scholarship Christopher Roush Mary E. Markt Scholarship Dustin McCurdy Memorial Scholarship Ryland Milner Memorial Scholarship Kyle Hendricks Staci McEnaney Memorial Scholarship Hannah Barnett Maryville Host Lions Club Scholarship Jamie Davis Heidi Johnson Stephanie Shields Missouri Farm Bureau Scholarship Amy Middleton McIntosh Hall Scholarship Jessica Sigman Emily Wetzel Maryville Hy-Vee Scholarship Amy Middleton Kimberly Lynn Miller Memorial Scholarship Katherine Eggers Brandi Stagner Edward P. Morgan Scholarship Kristina Calfee Jordan Hall Maryville Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship Haley Schelp Leon F. Miller Grant for Graduate Studies Jillian Kozel Earle I. Moss Jazz Scholarship Ajia Whipp Earle I. Moss Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Scholarship Raymond Bolick April Logemann Forrest G. and Joan B. Lowe Scholarship Dakota Hainline McAdams-Vaughan Tuba Award Josh Lammert Sarah Peters R. R. Miller Scholarship Amanda Mather Martha Moss Scholarship Kirk Skoglund Bonnie Magill Scholarship Robert Langenfeld Raymond L. and Ruth L. McClurg Scholarship Audrey Silvey Ruth Miller Scholarship Emily Hoffman MOST Scholarship Paige Blythe Meagan Cahalin Katie Crawford Jessica Dorrel Joseph Frueh Andrew Harris James Keefer Emily King Haley Knoll Megan Lynn Mackenzie Magwire Blake Northen Lucas Quick Kaleb Ramseier Kelsey Schilb Kelsey Silleck Jeremy Smith Bethany Stanberry Kathleen Stough Monica Weidenbenner Irene Mueller Biology Scholarship Harrison Mutz Memorial Scholarship Courtney Vanden Hoek NEBS Four-Year Scholastic Award Rachelle Beattie Taylor Deen Samantha Wray Fred C. and Grace E. Nelson Scholarship Kay-Leigh Scheffler Richard M. “Dick” New Scholarship Jason Skinner Nodaway County Recreation Scholarship Faith Barton Kaitlin Hartman Northwest DigEM Scholarship Jordan Drew JoAnn Marion Memorial Scholarship Katherine Famuliner Chloe E. Millikan Memorial Scholarship Alyssa Henggeler Raymond McClurg Memorial Scholarship Chelsea Gundersen Jessica Keefer Megan Hurst Melanie Pankiewicz Jenna Anthony Erika Barron Taylor Barton Brady Fleshman Cameron Ramaekers Northwest Agronomy Club Scholarship Garrett Pulley Alumnus establishes music scholarship in wife’s memory A Northwest alumnus has established a music scholarship in his wife’s memory to assist future music majors achieve their college goals. John Pope ’51 established the Betty Jean Lambert Pope Memorial Music Scholarship with a $20,000 gift annuity. The scholarship will be awarded upon his death. Having met on a blind date, John and Betty Jean were married 57 years before her death in 2008. Because Betty Jean could not finish college, John sought to establish a scholarship in hopes that it will help future Bearcats complete their degrees. “Betty would have John ’51 and Betty Jean Lambert Pope loved to have gone on to were married 57 years before she passed away in 2008. John established college and take more the Betty Jean Lambert Pope Memorial classes, but she just Music Scholarship in her honor. couldn’t afford it, and so I hope something like this might be appropriate in her name,” John said. “I grew up in Maryville and obtained my education there, and this allows me to give back to the community that afforded me the things that I have. I always enjoyed going back to the community, and you always go back to your roots when you think about it.” John graduated from Maryville High School in 1943. The next year, he joined the Naval Air Corps and served until July of 1946. Upon his return to Maryville, he attended Northwest, graduating with a degree in secondary education. By that time, he had met the love of his life in Betty Jean, a “farm girl” who grew up in nearby Wilcox. She attended Horace Mann High School on the Northwest campus, graduating in 1949. “Betty always loved to sing and play the piano,” John recalled. “She was a member of a quartet in high school, and they sang in various functions and were quite popular during their high school years.” After high school, Betty Jean attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for one year but did not return. She and John were married in February of 1951. John went on to teaching stints in Sedalia and Princeton, Minn., before joining an insurance company for which he handled crop and farm insurance. His insurance career spanned 30 years and took the Pope family to Kansas City, Omaha, Neb., and St. Paul, Minn., before John retired in 1989. The Popes raised three children together before retiring to Arkansas in 1992. For more information about this scholarship or to make a tax-deductible gift to benefit the University, contact Northwest’s Office of University Advancement at 660.562.1248. n 26 The Bridge, 2011-2012 Scholarship Recipients Northwest Foundation Scholarship Lillian Palmer Memorial Scholarship Mark Jay Peavy Memorial Scholarship Mitchell Andrews Kaitlin Knaus Northwest Foundation Memorial Scholarship Blaise Heckman Luke C. Palumbo Memorial Scholarship Sean Feehan Pi Mu Epsilon Scholarship Raymond Bolick Frederick P. Parcher Scholarship Salena Condray Public Relations Scholarship Victoria Abreu Keyonna Hawkins Northwest Support Staff Scholarship Andrew Maddux Benjamin and Mercedes Ramirez Scholarship Allison Kemper Amy Kemper Jessica Sigman Marie Oftelie Scholarship Stefanie Ague Marshall Carlson Matthew Draper Alexandria Follett Matthew Kampschnieder Penny Parman Memorial Scholarship Chelsea Nichols National Residence Hall Honorary Bearcat Chapter Leadership Scholarship Erica Boone Taneesha Shelby Sara Stratton B.D. and Sue Wright Owens Scholarship Bryce Duis Russell Parman Agricultural Scholarship Terry Hill Kelly Parks Cameron Ramaekers Burton L. Richey Memorial Scholarship Danae Love Montoya Lucas Zuleika McClarnon Dannen Merrill Lauren Moravec Mikayla Murphy Martin Passley Derek Pauley Cody Proctor Veeder Ransom Morgan Rodecap Courtney Rowe Jesse Simmons Michael Smith Stacey Steele Ronald Stephenson Tiffany Swanson Krista Townsend Tiffany Williams Mahala Saville History Scholarship Carroll Scott Agricultural Memorial Scholarship C. and C. Taylor Memorial Counseling Scholarship Sara Frueh Alfred E. Sergel III Band Alumni Scholarship Anna Bagby C. and C. Taylor Scholarship – Guidance & Counseling Alpha Chesney Robert and ZoAnn Severson Jazz Ensemble Scholarship Veeder Ransom Larue B. Sherman Scholarship Abbie Groomer Lacey Hochenauer Allison Rogers K’Lea Steeby C. and C. Taylor Scholarship – Pi Omega Pi Kale Watson Dr. Frances Shipley Scholarship Molly Grusenmeyer Garland Shipps Memorial Scholarship Lara Schenck David T. Slater Excellence in English Award Samantha Crawford Colton Holtman Owens Family Scholarship Keli Kruger Mark Patton Memorial Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Scholarship Courtney Bauer Andrew Lentz Alicia Watson Sara White Gladys Rickard Scholarship India Howard Saville Student Support Services Scholarship Alex Zenz John L. Smay Scholarship Victoria Beckman Stephanie Burge Kelly Critten Emily Frueh Elizabeth Gier Emily Hoffman William Hollingsworth Jessica James Lisa Perkins Stephanie Ridens Scott Singleton Rachel Willis Teacher Education Scholarship Emily Frueh Paige Schnoes Heather Townsend Kathryn S. Riddle Scholarship The American Dream Grant American Dream Grant recipients meet all Northwest admissions criteria and come from the neediest families based on their application for federal aid. After all federal, state and institutional scholarships and grants have been applied, Northwest fills the gap between the cost of tuition, room and board, primary textbooks and the use of a computer for qualifying students so that the maximum annual payment the student will need to make during their first year at Northwest will be no more than $3,500. Second-year students who meet normal academic progress requirements are guaranteed that the American Dream Grant combined with their federal, state and institutional scholarships and grants will cover 100 percent of their standard tuition and fees. The following alumni and friends committed their support to the American Dream Grant during FY12 by way of an outright gift or a planned or deferred gift. With their help, dreams really can come true. Anonymous Stuart J. Bintner Russell R. & Mary K. (Farnan) Clemmons Janet S. Dinkel Rose Marie Duty Ann M. Gardner Tad & Susan D. (Pope) Henggeler John & Denise (Kirby) Jasinski Michael C. & Kenna S. (Miller) Johnson Dwain L. & Mary Jones John H. & Carolyn Koffman Laurie F. (Drummond) Long Jerry & Mitzi G. (Craft) Lutz Holly L. Martin Bradley L. Martinson Ruth L. (Mitchell) McClurg* Darla J. (Hardy) Runyon Virginia L. Shain Heidi L. Shires Anthony L. & Erin M. (Rooney) Stiens US Bank Maryville Bill & Jeanette A. Whited Samantha Jackson Rischer Educational Enrichment Grant Garrett Hargiss Paige Kroenke Justin Ranney Joel Williams Richard L. Sawyers Scholarship Barbara Colgan Dr. Jim Smeltzer Scholarship Jason Skinner Theatre Gold Star Scholarship Jay Taylor Mary Marie Smith Scholarship Beth Lundgren Society of International Ambassadors Scholarship Matt Sweeten Michael Turpin Maurine A. Thomas Scholarship Sterling Swayze Mark B. Robbins Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Scholarship James Ewing Pete Schartel Scholarship Wenjing Zhao Eldon E. Steiger Scholarship James Grady Frederick, Edwardena, and Stephen Schneider Memorial Scholarship Sarah Bryant Ward Rounds Instrumental Music Scholarship Kara Wilson August Stelter Scholarship Shawnta Addison Martin Passley Jordan Walston Kenneth T. and Icel Thompson Scholarship Barbara Colgan Ada M. Royston Memorial Scholarship Barbara Colgan Dr. & Mrs. Donald Sandford Scholarship Audra Bunch C.M. and M. Saville Scholarship Madison Adkins Ciara Armstrong Kellee Baker Tamika Beasley Ethan Boyes Lindsey Campbell Rachelle Casey Tiffany Clark Rachel Crider Susanne Deets Jennifer Evans Alyssa Foley Emily Frueh Timothy Gordon Brian Hunter Kimberly Huwaldt Christina Incontro Patricia Ingrassia Terrell Johnson Elizabeth Koontz Courtney Apperson Erika Baker James Cairney Landon Campbell Antoine Chillers Mallory Conley Dylan Eddy Dominic Evans Micah Hills Jessica Kaufman Patrick Kendrick Tisha Kidd Kassandra Kroger Danae Love Zuleika McClarnon Michelle McNealey Cameron Minter Matthew Rasmussen Jacob Reeve Keyaira Richest Monica Sherraden Michelle Sneed Ian Stanek Logan Thomas Gina Wallace Matthew Werdehausen B.D. and Janet Scott Biology Scholarship Jordan Hall Chip Strong Memorial Scholarship Samantha Maass TKE Delta Nu Actives Scholarship Jacob Petersen Jake Reinders J. Gordon Strong Scholarship Gunnerson Sumy Peter J. Greve Memorial TKE Alumni Scholarship Andrea Dobney Breanna Patten Vivian and Frank Strong Scholarship Jessica Dorrel Jerome Trout Scholarship Julie Young Study Abroad Scholarship Elizabeth Conley Brandi Docter Teale Hocker Kelsey Knowlton Elizabeth Smith Bret Stevenson Macy Thompson Chelsea Tillman Lloyd Summa Agricultural Scholarship Patricia Boller Lara Case Anissa DeMarr Jessica DeSpain Michael Duntz Derrick Evans Jennifer Evans Julie Gray Nicole Harris Samantha Hess Anastasia Phillips Henry and Mary Turner Scholarship Miranda VanPelt Sterling Surrey Memorial Scholarship Brittni Ebrecht Matthew Larson Gary Lynn Tyler Scholarship Jadon Meyer F.K. Ulman Scholarship Vitoria Paolillo Jenny Hoffman Calvin Patterson Elizabeth Reine Taco John’s Scholarship Kari White Jordan Clough Jacob Cookus Terrill Matthews Ravin Mozee Trelesia Ward Arlanda Watson The Bridge, 2011-2012 27 Scholarship Recipients Upward Bound Scholarship Nancy Western Scholarship Wirth Family Scholarship Lisa Adams Paul Poe Dylan Rainey Ashley Standiford Katie Wilmes Donald N. Valk Scholarship Miesha McGowan Richard W. Weymuth Summer Music Camp Scholarship Veronica Nihsen M. F. (Fouts) Woollums Education Scholarship Kayla Bradley Clarissa Henderson Harvey and Joyce White Scholarship Ally Varner M. F. (Fouts) Woollums Music Scholarship Amy Hull Samantha Maass Jami Williams E. C. Walker Scholarship Andrea Goering R.T. Wright Memorial Scholarship Dray Carl Elizabeth Christie Matthew White Memorial Scholarship Spencer Harmon John H. Walker Scholarship Sarah Hixson Calvin Widger Memorial Scholarship Brooke Graves Tasha King Heather Stearns Eudora Wymore Memorial Scholarship Danielle Filkins Pauline F. Walker Memorial Scholarship Ryan King Peter J. Wieland Memorial Scholarship Scholarship recipient: Samantha Templeton Samantha Templeton, now a sophomore from Independence, is a recipient of the Jim Williams Memorial Scholarship. Templeton is a member of Gamma Alpha Lambda and the American Sign Language Club. Upon graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to obtain her master’s in occupational therapy. “College is expensive, and it’s helpful to have the financial support that scholarships provide,” Templeton said. “I pay for the majority of my education, and having scholarship assistance has helped ease a lot of my stress. With Northwest’s help, I’m able to get an excellent education without the worry of excess loans.” n Mackenzie Gerdes Chelsea Wallace Dr. Wanda Walker Scholarship Christina Incontro Allysia Selko Arthur “Doc” Yates & Maxine Gooden Yates Scholarship Ryan King Garvin and Imogene Williams Scholarship Veronica Nihsen Wall Family Scholarship Joseph Barbosa Shawna Severson Zech Memorial Scholarship Samantha Crawford Mildred Eckert Wallace English Scholarship Katti Carroll Jim Williams Memorial Scholarship Emily Herzberg Monica G. Zirfas Scholarship Margaret Corwin Natalie Weidner Memorial Scholarship Samantha Templeton Brian and Jennie (Otto) Williamson Scholarship Megan Van Dyke Cody Ford Audra Bunch Adopt-a-Bearcat Scholarships To assist in meeting a critical need for current scholarship dollars, the University created this unique annual giving program. Recipients meeting Northwest’s current policies for admission and financial assistance receive a one-time, $500 Adopt-a-Bearcat Scholarship to help offset educational expenses. Northwest matches a donor’s gift (minimum $250) dollar-for-dollar and awards scholarships in his or her honor or that of a loved one. For example, if a $500 Adopt-a-Bearcat Scholarship (8) Adopt-a-Bearcat Tennis Scholarship All Things Possible Scholarship Allen & Judith Kearns Scholarship Anderson Family Scholarship Angela Reed Accounting Scholarship (2) Ann Young Gustafson Scholarship (3) Archer Family Scholarship Arne & Mary Le Johnson Scholarship (60) Art Jablonski Scholarship (8) Baldwin Family Scholarship Barb & Bill Lavery Scholarship Barbara A. New Scholarship Benny & Cheryl Johnson Scholarship (2) Bill & Jo Karen Brown Scholarship (4) Bob & Victoria Farris Scholarship Brad Stephens Scholarship (2) Bufton Family Scholarship Charles H. Allison III Scholarship Col. Samuel E. Porter Scholarship Collins Farms Scholarship Daren & Buffy Niemeyer Scholarship (2) Deb & Richard Toomey Scholarship Don & Mary L. Matthews Scholarship (2) Dorothy L. Norton Scholarship (2) Edward Day Scholarship (4) Emanuele Family Scholarship (2) George & Maxine Graham Scholarship Graham Scholarship Hallock Family Scholarship Helen Richards Scholarship Hetzler Family Scholarship Jacob and Keri Kendrick Scholarship (2) James and Tracy Mathisen Scholarship Janice Heinz Scholarship (2) Janis Ivie Scholarship donation is made, Northwest matches it and awards two individual $500 scholarships. These scholarships are crucial in providing the additional funding needed for students who might otherwise not have been able to afford attending Northwest. There were several groups of donors who collectively were able to offer one or more scholarships. The following are the Adopt-a-Bearcat Scholarships that were awarded during the program’s fiscal year. Jasinski Family Scholarship (4) Jason White Scholarship Joan & Marion Freeman Scholarship (20) Jo Ellen Wilson Scholarship (2) John & Kris Teale Scholarship (2) John & Shelly Sayre Scholarship John R. Leek Scholarship Jon & Teresa Gustafson Scholarship Jonathon P. Smith Scholarship Justin Bush Scholarship Larry & Karla Rusco Scholarship Larry Gearhart Scholarship Lister Education Scholarship (2) Lonny Lane Scholarship Mark & Lisa Hereford Scholarship Mark & Vicki Hargens Scholarship (4) Mark Wiley Memorial Scholarship Mary Asbell Scholarship (4) Michael Hughes Scholarship (2) Miller Family Scholarship Monica Lee Landess Scholarship Multicultural Studies Scholarship Neal & Megan Davis Scholarship Orlo Shroyer Scholarship Osterthun Journalism Scholarship (2) Patricia Best Scholarship (2) Paul & Lois Voge Scholarship Paul R. Kuehneman Scholarship Peter & Karen Hendrickson Scholarship Philip & Cathy Ott Scholarship R. W. Straub Memorial Scholarship R. L. Pugh Education Scholarship Rollie Stadlman Scholarship Sharla Sievers Scholarship (4) Stephen Oden Scholarship Stoskopf Farms Adopt-a-Bearcat Scholarship Sullivan Family Scholarship Terri Vogel Scholarship Thomas & Myrna Ellison Scholarship Thompson Family Scholarship Whitsell Family Scholarship 28 The Bridge, 2011-2012 James H. Lemon Heritage Society The following donors have created a planned or deferred gift for the University or Foundation. There is no minimum level of gift required. James H. Lemon, a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, introduced House Bill No. 311, also known at the time as the “Nodaway Dawn J. Abarr Helen (Johnson) Ackerman Mitchell R. Akers Virgil & Dolores Albertini Anonymous Mary M. Asbell & Allan S. Mackenzie Richard L. Baker* James & Linda (Flachsland) Balducci Bruce W. & Holly A. (Murphy) Barstow Lois (Utterback) Beal Harold W. Beattie* & Emily K. Beattie* Donald D. & Ann Beeson James L. & Beverly J. Blackford Robert G. & Sue Bolin, Jr. Melvin D. & Valorie G. (Wheeler) Booth Clarence Bush* Bonnie Carlile Tom A. Carmichael* Bill & Margaret (Berry) Christensen Ada Mae Clough* William H. & Jean Corken Kinsell L. Coulson* & Vivien Coulson* Lorraine (Driver) Crews Don Cummins* Dennis C. Dau Frances R. Daugherty* Robert C. Davis* & Helen (Boyersmith) Davis R. G. Deardorff* & Maxine Deardorff* Charles R. Derstler* & Pearl L. Derstler Ron C. & Nancy DeYoung Edward D. & Marla Douglas Opal (Calvert) Eckert* Dell W. & Janet (Kelley) Epperson Michael L. Faust H. J. Fischer, Jr.* & Marion (Tollaksen) Fischer* Robert P. Foster* & Virginia M. Foster Alexander Franklin Fouts* Everett C. Fouts* & Reba (Hunter) Fouts* Martha Fouts* Robert E. Fraser* Jean E. Fuller Robert E. & Martha (Polsley) Gamble Zeline (Defenbaugh) Geiger* David W. & Carole A. (Patterson) Gieseke Dean Gingrich* Elsie Goff* Bill Gram* & Dorothy W. Gram Lucile Gray* Charles B. Green* & Venita Jean Green* George R. Green & Barbara Klein-Green Bob Gregory* & Helen A. Gregory* Loren T. Gunderman Beatrice E. (Lemon) Hansen* Lydia L. (Stickerod) Haynes* Heritage Society County Normal Bill.” Fighting against strong opposition in the House, Lemon is credited with establishing the Fifth District Normal School, as Northwest was originally known. His efforts culminated 30 years of struggle to bring higher education to the region. Faye (Sutton) Morrow* Earle I. Moss, Jr.* & Martha Moss Marvin Mothersead* Judd C. Nicholas* Carl G. Nurski Mona M. (Pennington) Nurski* Alice M. Oliver* Elnora (Hennegin) O’Neill* Marcena H. Onstott* Louise Parsons* Philip J. Patterson Blanche (Anderson) Pedley* Margaret (Gantt) Perry* Milton E. Ploghoft & Zella (Mitchell) Ploghoft* Jon R. & Jolene (Schneider) Pool John P. Pope Allene (Hunt) Porter* Paul R. & Amabel H. Poynter Max R. Quimby* & Armond M. Quimby* Helen G. (Leese) Raines* Roberta (Walker) Richey Coral Rigney & Mary M. Rigney Richard L. Sawyers* Donald D. & Mary Schenkel Helen (Chapman) Schilling Frederick Schneider* & Edwardena (Harrison) Schneider* Mary R. Seat* Claude Shaffer* & Helen Shaffer Warren S. & Rita P. Shuck David L. Snider Darrell R. & Cheryl Spain Gerald R. Sprong & Barbara (Nixon) Sprong* Rollie & Carroll E. Stadlman Robert Lee Stanton Carl D. & Mary E. (Luehrman) Stempel Robert Strait* & Arlyne Strait* Robert J. Stucker Christopher Stump, Jr. Beulah Wilkinson Summers W. Lester Swaney* & Leola Swaney* M. Celeste (Holtom) Taylor* Maurine A. Thomas* Frank J. & Donna J. (Ward) Thompson Jerome J. Trout* Roberta F. Utterback* Patricia VanDyke Charles W. Veatch & Pam (Grau) Veatch* Morris C. Walton* & Betty C. Walton Paul G. Ward & Paula Keats-Ward William C. & Myra (Wedlock) Warshauer Nancy L. Western* Maurice D. Wheeler* & Sharlis (Marple) Wheeler Laura B. Widmer Montgomery L. Wilson* & Irma L. (Hull) Wilson J. Clun Wilson Janet M. Wilson* Howard L. Wollen* Martha Faye (Fouts) Woollums* Opal Yates Melvin G. Young Betty Lou Hazelton Peter & Karen (Crawford) Hendrickson Theodore C. Hinckley* & Caryl C. Hinckley Ronald A. Houston L. Carolyn Houts Dean L. & Aleta Hubbard Russell Insley* John & Denise (Kirby) Jasinski Donald E. Johnson* Harold R. Johnson Gideon R. & Martha Jones J.E. Kirschner* Richard H. & Phyllis J. (Combs) Leet Marvin E. Lehnen & Kathryn B. (Krause) Lehnen* George & Sharelle Leick Eleanor (Nicholas) Letts* Evelyn A. Lindsey Forrest G. & Joan B. Lowe Vane B. Lucas, Jr.* Marvin Marion* Mary E. Markt Dwight T. & Sandra R. Maxwell Ruth L. (Mitchell) McClurg* Patricia A. McDermott* Gary & Merry McDonald Wayne H. McQuerry* & Ruth (Collins) McQuerry John P. Mees* & Joan Mees Cheryl J. (Lamar) Melvin Carol J. Miller Genevieve A. (Webb) Miller* Barry E. Monaghan The Birches Society The following donors have contributed $250,000 or more in lifetime gifts. The first building erected on campus was Academic Hall, now known as the Administration Building. Its commanding location is situated on the highest point of land ARAMARK Campus Dining ARAMARK Facility Services Melvin D. & Valorie G. (Wheeler) Booth Ada Mae Clough* Marilyn L. Colwell* Rolland Deardorff* & Maxine Deardorff* Charles R. Derstler* & Pearl L. Derstler H. J. Fischer, Jr.* & Marion (Tollaksen) Fischer* Gateway Lifetime Giving The Bell Tower Society and those from the University’s family who died representing our country. After years of raising money, ground was finally broken in fall 1970 and the sounds of chiming bells greeted students returning for the fall 1971 semester. Genevieve A. (Webb) Miller* Omaha Community Foundation Blanche (Anderson) Pedley* Milton E. Ploghoft & Zella (Mitchell) Ploghoft* Earl Shelton* R. Joe & Nancy Smith Mary M. Smith* Jerome J. Trout* Martha Faye (Fouts) Woollums* between Omaha, Neb., and St. Louis on the old Wabash Railroad line, 1,163 feet above sea level. Five cut-leaf birches stood at the site like sentinels, prompting faculty and students to describe the Normal School as being located “behind the birches.” Elnora (Hennegin) O’Neill* Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers Inc. James D. & Elaine (Frazee) Plowman Allene (Hunt) Porter* Max R. Quimby* & Armond M. Quimby* Frederick Schneider* & Edwardena (Harrison) Schneider* Robert Lee Stanton & Cassalou Stanton* M. Celeste (Holtom) Taylor* Harvey C. & Joyce M. (Smith) White The following donors have contributed between $100,000 and $249,999 in lifetime gifts. In 1965, Dr. Robert P. Foster announced plans to build a bell tower as a memorial to deceased alumni, former faculty members Bank Midwest Barnes & Noble Harold W. Beattie* & Emily K. Beattie* BP Foundation Inc. Citizens Bank & Trust Commerce Bank of St. Joseph Willard F. Dunning* & Laura Belle B. (McGrew) Dunning* E & R Sanitation A.H. Bud & Suzanne (Lewis) Edwards Energizer Vance E. Geiger* & Zeline (Defenbaugh) Geiger* Dean Gingrich* Charles B. Green* & Venita Jean Green* Beatrice E. (Lemon) Hansen* Ronald A. Houston Kawasaki Motors Maryville Richard H. & Phyllis J. (Combs) Leet Ruth L. (Mitchell) McClurg* Nodaway Valley Bank Michael L. Faust Robert E. & Martha (Polsley) Gamble Goppert Foundation Lucile Gray* Dean L. & Aleta A. Hubbard John Sublett Logan Foundation James R. & Patricia J. (New) Joy Kinsell & Vera Coulson Trust Bill & Jessica J. (O’Rourke) Loch The Bridge, 2011-2012 29 The Long Walk Society The following donors have contributed between $25,000 and $99,999 in lifetime gifts. The original architect’s plans for the campus, which were modeled after Cambridge University, included a large quadrangle, marked on the most northern point by the American Association of University Women American Football Coaches Association John C. & Jo E. (Bateman) Andrews Mary M. Asbell & Allan S. Mackenzie Mark A. Avitt Jim J. Ballinger* & Gaye Ballinger Vernon J. Barrett* & Helen (McMahon) Barrett Lois (Utterback) Beal Donald D. & Ann Beeson Ned Bishop & Marjorie L. Bishop* Robert G. & Sue Bolin, Jr. Bolin Auto and Truck Parts Leonard M. Brooke* & Mauna Brooke Robert E. & Betty (Johnson) Bush Cargill Tom A. Carmichael* Rick A. & Tammy Carter John P. Cline Community Foundation of New Jersey John T. Cook* & Georgann B. Cook* William H. & Jean Corken Ray & Barbara L. (Zehr) Courter Nell Cowden Kelly W. & Kathy L. (Heath) Crawford Paul E. Daniel* & Cloretta L. (Sager) Daniel* Danner For Congress Frances R. Daugherty* Robert C. Davis* & Helen (Boyersmith) Davis Deluxe Elwyn K. & Emma (Brown) DeVore Ron C. & Nancy DeYoung Janet S. Dinkel The Dow Chemical Company Foundation DST Systems Inc. E. L. Crawford Construction Inc. Opal (Calvert) Eckert* Samuel Edmunds* Ehlert Bull Test Program Ellison-Auxier Architects Inc. Empower Media Marketing George W. & Juanita English Enterprise Realty LLC Fidelity Investments Richard R. Flanagan P. E. Fox* & Lucile (Jeffrey) Fox* Robert E. Fraser* Robert E. Fraser Foundation Marion B. & Joan (Miller) Freeman Dwight Gates* Calvin N. & Marilyn Goeders Bill Gram* & Dorothy W. Gram Greater Kansas City Community Foundation George R. Green & Barbara Klein-Green Wilma Hall* James D. & Marian Hammond Harden, Cummins, Moss & Miller LLC Patrick B. & Teri Harr Von Hayes Lydia L. (Stickerod) Haynes* Ralph & Joyce F. Hook Lifetime Giving Administration Building, with all future campus buildings built facing the quadrangle. While the original plans were never realized, the first sidewalk built from the entrance at Fourth Street/College Avenue ran straight up to the front door of the Administration Building and became known as the Long Walk. Richard A. & Bernadine Mendenhall Middle Fork Water Company Inc. Midland Surveying Inc. Gerald A. Mitchell* & Wilma E. (Myers) Mitchell* Barry E. Monaghan Gaylord D. & Mercedes (Triplet) Morrison Irene Mueller* New England Business Service Northwest Ford/Lincoln/ Mercury Inc. Northwest Missouri Cellular NUCOR-LMP Steel & Wire Company Mona M. (Pennington) Nurski* Alice M. Oliver* Kevin M. & Donna O’Reilly Bill O’Riley Jack L. & Gilda J. Otte B.D. & Sue (Wright) Owens PaineWebber Frederick P. Parcher* Russell W. Parman* & Betty (McCowen) Parman Philip J. & Margaret Patterson Kenneth C. & Mary Petersen Pioneer Mobile Homes Inc. Charles M. Place* & Linda L. (Nichols) Place Porter Trash Service William C. & Mary Beth Price William Price Family Foundation Principal Financial Group Foundation Dorothy J. (Myers) Rice* Gladys M. Rickard* Theodore G. Robinson & Ann Robinson* Deon & Jodee Roush Chauncey Saville* Richard L. Sawyers* Robert D. & ZoAnn (Holt) Severson Beverly J. (Holt) Shelton Frank C. Skipton David L. Snider Olive G. Somerville* Sprint Foundation St. Francis Hospital Robert & Ruth A. Stelter Frank H. Strong* & Vivian Strong The Student Body Taco John’s of Maryville Inc. Maurine A. Thomas* Gary J. & Kathy L. Thompson Dick & Kay S. Thomson Melvin L. & Carol Tjeerdsma Susan F. Tobin Bruce E. & Polly Twaddle United Electric Cooperative US Bank Roberta F. Utterback* Pauline F. Walker* Richard E. Westbrook Ben L. & Kathleen J. Westman Mike & Jean L. Wilcox Garvin R. Williams* & Imogene (Henderson) Williams* John C. Williams Harold Wilmarth & Carol J. (Couts) Wilmarth* Montgomery L. Wilson* & Irma L. (Hull) Wilson Joseph B. Zelenz* & Marlyn Zelenz Hughes Family Foundation Carl A. & Cheryl L. Hughes Hy-Vee Ideker Inc. Illinois Tool Works Foundation Information Builders Inc. Arthur A. & Karen Jablonski James M. & Betty Jackson, Sr. Arnold J. & Mary Le Johnson Christopher R. & Mercedes (Ramirez) Johnson Mabel V. (Wells) Jordan* Craig L. & Kerry Kelley Kentucky Fried Chicken of Maryville Douglas K. & Linda S. (Keller) Kinder Kiwanis Club KNIM Radio Ed Koppelman Charles Lawhead* & Florence O. (Abarr) Lawhead Marvin E. Lehnen & Kathryn B. (Krause) Lehnen* Liberty Mutual Group Inc. Loch Sand and Construction Company Gweldon L. Long William L. & Jodie L. (Hamilton) Mackintosh Mary E. Markt Raymond L. McClurg* & Ruth L. (Mitchell) McClurg* Alice L. McCullough John L. & Teresa G. (Kelly) McCune Howard McIntosh* Wayne H. McQuerry* & Ruth (Collins) McQuerry Associate Members The Northwest Foundation is thankful for the lifetime support of all alumni and friends. Although lifetime giving levels now begin at $25,000, A. E. Easter Family Foundation Aquila Eddice B. Barber Freida M. (Bennett) Belford* Charles R. Bell* & Lela Bell* Boatmen’s First National Bank A.C. Breckenridge* Caskel Leasing Company James D. Cox Don O. & Nancy Daniel John H. Dieterich* & Mary G. (Garrett) Dieterich Edward Jones Exxon Education Foundation Farmers Insurance Group of Companies Victor M. Farrell* & Frances Farrell* Warren & Barbara Gose Georgia Gromer* Sharen Gutreuter Betty Lou Hazelton Theodore C. Hinckley* & Caryl C. Hinckley J. E. Dunn Construction Company Amy R. Jacob Donald E. Johnson* K. C. Petersen Construction Co. Pacesetters Chang You Kan Martin & Ramona A. (Rope) Kanne Lloyd & Eileen (Isom) Kelly J.E. Kirschner* LuBeth W. Kuemmerle Eleanor (Nicholas) Letts* Joan L. (Johnson) Marfice Marian Home Loan Co. Marsh, Espey & Riggs PC Maryville Host Lions Club Gary & Merry McDonald John P. Mees* & Joan Mees Motorola Foundation these individuals assumed a vital role in the former Tower Society with their lifetime gifts between $10,000 and $24,999. Nissan Motors Nodaway Co. Recreation For Handicapped North Aggregate Products Northern Trust Company Marie Chandler Oftelie* James C. & Joanne (French) Redd Rotary Club of Maryville Mahala Saville* August Sherman* Shughart Thomson & Kilroy St. Joseph Light and Power David Stanley Edra M. (Planck) Stoskopf* Robert Strait* & Arlyne Strait* Strong & Strong Robert & Juddy Elaine B. Tebow Kenneth T. Thompson* & Icel (Donelson) Thompson* Toshiba Corporation Charles W. Veatch & Pam (Grau) Veatch* Morris C. Walton* & Betty C. Walton Wesley Foundation of Maryville Williams Recycling * Deceased 30 The Bridge, 2011-2012 The Northwest Circle Annual Giving The Cornerstone Circle The following donors contributed at least $10,000 during the fiscal year. The Fifth District Normal School opened in 1905, offering two-year programs to educate teachers for the region. The name was changed to Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in 1919 as the curriculum began to focus on four-year programs. As its prominence as a regional institution began to grow and the fields of study continued to expand, the name was again changed to Northwest Missouri State College in 1949. Finally, as the breadth of the programs continued to increase, especially graduate studies, the name Northwest Missouri State University was approved in 1972. No matter the formal name, the institution has always been known by its alumni and friends as Northwest. ARAMARK Facility Services Cargill Tom A. Carmichael* Robert C. Davis* & Helen (Boyersmith) Davis Rolland Deardorff* & Maxine Deardorff* Deluxe Charles R. Derstler* & Pearl L. Derstler Janet S. Dinkel 12 E & R Sanitation Energizer Michael L. Faust Calvin N. & Marilyn Goeders Bill Gram* & Dorothy W. Gram Lucile Gray* Ronald A. Houston Hughes Family Foundation Carl & Cheryl L. (Deweerdt) Hughes John Sublett Logan Foundation Arnold J. & Mary Le Johnson j Kawasaki Motors - Maryville George & Sharelle Leick Bill & Jessica J. (O’Rourke) Loch Ruth L. (Mitchell) McClurg* 12 Richard A. & Bernadine Mendenhall MWE/Briggs Education Programs Nodaway Valley Bank Northwest Missouri Cellular Alice M. Oliver* Bill O’Riley Betty (McCowen) Parman Milton E. Ploghoft John P. Pope Porter Trash Service William C. & Mary Beth Price Rounds Family Trust R. Joe & Nancy Smith Western Missouri Correctional Center The following donors contributed between $5,000 and $9,999 during the fiscal year. The cornerstone of Academic Hall, now the Administration Building, was laid Oct. 12, 1907, amid great celebration, including a parade. Into the cornerstone, a copper box was placed that included many items from the era such as coins, pictures and a copy of the law that created the Fifth District Normal School. After many heartaches and delays, the building was finally completed in 1910. Melvin D. & Valorie G. (Wheeler) Booth Rick A. & Tammy Carter William L. Combs Nell Cowden Kelly W. & Kathy L. (Heath) Crawford Karen L. Daniel Frances R. Daugherty* The Dow Chemical Company Foundation Robert E. & Winifred Dunshee E. L. Crawford Construction Inc. Eaton Corporation Empower Media Marketing Joan C. Groom John & Denise (Kirby) Jasinski j 12 Martin & Ramona A. (Rope) Kanne Loch Sand and Construction Company Page County Landfill Steven D. & Debbie Peters Rotary Club of Maryville Helen (Chapman) Schilling St. Francis Hospital Vivian Strong Gary J. & Kathy L. Thompson William Price Family Foundation The President’s Circle The following donors contributed between $1,000 and $4,999 during the fiscal year. Ten presidents have served this institution from the days of the Mary E. (Johnson) Adwell Virgil & Dolores Albertini Anderson, Sundell & Skinner PC ARAMARK Campus Dining James D. Bailey John W. Baker, Jr. Bruce S. & Coretha C. Barlow Jeffrey J. & Susan A. Barlow Bruce W. & Holly A. (Murphy) Barstow Jane H. Bartik Donald D. & Ann Beeson Robert E. McGuire & Melissa Berlin-McGuire Ned Bishop Robert G. & Sue Bolin, Jr. Jeffrey C. & Jill Borchardt Joseph B. & Sandra Bosse Bram Funeral Home of Maryville Inc. Larry C. & Dorothy Brandt Billy V. & Courtney Brooks William A. & Jo Karen Brown j Harry W. Brown Estate Robert E. & Betty (Johnson) Bush Randy R. Buxton Donald D. & Stacy R. (Lee) Carrick Cerner Corporation Greg & Cindy Chapman Moon Soo Choi Citizens Bank & Trust John P. Cline Cline Wood Agency Inc. The Coca-Cola Company Community Foundation of New Jersey Compass Dental Group LLC Dennis C. Dau Joyce Y. Davison Kenneth & Joyce Davison* Edward T. Day j Terry R. & Sandra Day DCP Midstream Matching Gifts Program Elwyn K. & Emma (Brown) DeVore Ramona A. Dickinson Dale E. & Kathryn J. Duncan Douglas N. Dunham Willard F. Dunning* & Laura Belle B. (McGrew) Dunning* Enterprise Realty LLC Dell W. & Janet (Kelley) Epperson Paul Eschbacher Andy & Toni (Cowen) Espey FCS Financial Dr. Gerard R. Feldhaus First Hand Foundation Richard R. Flanagan Scott R. Flemming Friends of the Canto Chorale Jeffrey D. & Karen E. (Gould) From Fifth District Normal School to present day Northwest Missouri State University. Through their guidance and leadership, Northwest has grown into one of the most respected universities in the country. Arthur A. & Karen Jablonski j Rosemary Johnson John E. & Lynn Jones Sandra A. (Hayzlett) Jones James R. & Patricia J. (New) Joy Craig L. & Kerry Kelley Kelly Foundation Inc. Joe J. Kempf Mark J. Kenney Jang Su Kim KNIM Radio Korean Parents Association Kirk G. Larson Richard H. & Phyllis J. (Combs) Leet Mary M. (Grantham) Lewis* Lockton Companies LLC Gweldon L. Long Stephen E. & Kathleen J. Ludwig William L. & Jodie L. (Hamilton) Mackintosh Marvin Marion* Marsh, Espey & Riggs PC Ed & Patsy Martin Maryville Host Lions Club Laveta Maudlin Donald McCrary* John L. & Teresa G. (Kelly) McCune Mike & Sandy McCurdy Gary R. & Merry McDonald Miles T. McDonald Ruth (Collins) McQuerry Jean A. Memken Middle Fork Water Company Inc. Midwest Computer and Business Services Inc. Mark S. Miller Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation Barry E. Monaghan Mutual of Omaha Companies Helen L. (Fisher) Mutz Richard M. & Barbara A. New j Jennifer (Dawson) Nicholson Nicholson Capital Management NOCOMO Industries Nodaway County Recreation & Education for Individuals with Disabilities Russell & Rita (Sharp) Northup Omaha Community Foundation Jack L. & Gilda J. Otte Cory D. Pate Peterson Dairy Inc. Linda L. (Nichols) Place Theodore P. & Katherine E. (Carrel) Place Principal Life Insurance Company Helen (Witmer) Richards j Jon T. & Donna L. Rickman Michael P. Rogers Richard M. & Karen U. Fulton Robert E. & Martha (Polsley) Gamble Aadhar Garg Kevin O. & Christi (Rollins) Garrett George R. & Barbara H. Gayler Melvin L. Gibson Eric E. & Jill A. (Barlow) Gockel Warren & Barbara Gose George R. Green & Barbara Klein-Green Frank & Vicki S. (Greer) Grispino, Sr. Glenn Webb Education Fund/ The Growmark Foundation Patrick A. Halsted Harden, Cummins, Moss & Miller LLC Mark H. & Vicki A. (Horton) Hargens j Patrick B. & Teri Harr Hartford Insurance Group Robert M. & Carolyn A. Henry Harlan & Sybil (Sims) Higginbotham E. Ray & Linda Hischke Dean L. & Aleta A. Hubbard Michael J. & Sue Hughes j Ming Chih Hung & Yi-Hwa Wu Hy-Vee IBM International Foundation Ronald W. & Martha Ideker Northwest Alumni Magazine Spring 2012 The Bridge, 2011-2012 31 Annual Giving Darwin W. Rold Mick M. & Beatrice K. (Runyan) Ross Scott & Meredith A. (Gillespie) Ross Deon & Jodee Roush Roger L. Schlegel Robert D. & ZoAnn (Holt) Severson Frances Shipley* Sharla Sievers j John R. & Charm F. (Brown) Smith, Jr. Steven B. & Michelle Smith Robert Lee & Doris Ann Stanton State Farm Companies Foundation Michael J. & Lori A. (McLemore) Steiner Robert & Ruth A. Stelter David V. & Glenda F. Stock Owen L. Straub Trent O. & Jill J. (Murdock) Stringer The Student Body Doug Summa* Barbara (Turner) Tansey John R. & Kristine (Ketelsen) Teale j The Board of Trade of Kansas City Missouri Inc. Kay Thomas James H. & Sherry L. (Gillespie) Thompson, Jr. Dick & Kay S. Thomson Willard C. & Paulette S. Tice Melvin L. & Carol Tjeerdsma Christopher P. & Lisa A. (Moss) Tobin Susan F. Tobin David T. & Megan L. Tollefson Tri State Ford Lincoln Mercury Twaddle Realty Inc. Union Pacific Fund For Effective Government US Bank Maryville 12 Sandra S. (Grove) Valline Kevin & Kathy Van de Ven Kenneth VanCleave Janet Waldeier Watkins True Value Hardware Scott & Kathy E. Weidner Gregory S. & Hollis Weishar Wells Fargo Foundation Ben L. & Kathleen J. Westman Sharlis (Marple) Wheeler Helen Widger Leon & Elizabeth Williams Williams Recycling Gerald W. & Robin L. (Lewis) Wilmes Al Wilson Joe J. & Mary Lu (Valk) Winters Brent A. & Terri L. (Harwood) Woodburn H. W. & Nancy L. (Jordheim) Woolsey Ronald C. & Barbara J. (Tiffin) Woolsey Stanley R. Zeamer The Normal School Club The following donors contributed between $500 and $999 during the fiscal year. Efforts to bring a normal school – a training school for teachers in the public schools – to northwest Missouri began in 1874. After many years of Anonymous Accent Printing Mel Adema Marilyn A. Adkins Robert E. Allen Alpine Broadcasting Corporation Richard E. & Jane Andrew David A. Asbach David A. & Carol Baird Betty J. (Underwood) Baker Matthew C. & Jill J. (Wood) Baker Wren J. Baker Jon W. & Kelley J. Baldwin William R. & Dorothy (Sandbulte) Baldwin Alicia L. Barlow Marjory Barratt Timothy J. Bartik Barry T. & Claudia E. (Bosisio) Beacom Susan Bennerotte Joel D. & Christine C. Benson Patricia K. (McKinnon) Best j James L. & Beverly J. Blackford James A. & Ethel Blankenship Robert J. & Mary Boerigter Robert L. & Mary R. Bohlken Raymond E. & Paula J. (Modrell) Brady Jerald & Ann M. Brekke Anthony J. & Venus L. Brown Carson’s Sports Grille Lillian M. Carter Alan W. & Lynnette G. (Andersen) Carver Robert Christopher Cliff & Shirley Cockayne Howard G. & Mimi (Stratford) Collins Suzanne Combs William H. & Jean Corken Janice (Erickson) Corley Leland H. Corley Cottage Care Countryside Cinema LLC Neal R. & Evonne Dawson Eric V. Denton Mark J. & Julia C. (Scott) Doll Adam C. Dorrel Scott M. & Laura J. (Rutherford) Dowden Reva Dunlap John D. Edmonds Edward Jones Ted Espey Kim & Myra L. (Turner) Evans Fred & Cathy S. Everhart Mahlon L. & Johanne (Windle) Fairchild James M. Farrar Rebecca Feuerbacher Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Richard D. & Patrice Fiest Ronald & Lorna (Mayfield) From Donna D. Fuhr Thomas J. Funk Jeff & Carole (Fields) Funston Lynette Garber Frank & Alberta Garey Gene A. & Ruth M. Garrett Kyle W. & Deborah A. (Huston) Garrett Ryan T. & Sue A. (Redelberger) George Virginia Gill Charles T. & Kathryn A. (Wurm) Goff Michael Graham j Wanda (Wyatt) Gray Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Doug & Ann (Young) Gustafson j Jon C. & Teresa S. (Darrah) Gustafson j Guthrie County State Bank Mark & Debra Gutzmer Rex & Amy Gwinn Larry & Paula J. (Mires) Haataja Daron N. Hall Hallmark Corporate Foundation Hollis O. Hamilton James D. & Marian Hammond The Hangar Harold Dugdale Charitable Trust Rodney D. Harris Donna Hawley Douglas D. & Kathryn Hawley struggle in the state legislature, local residents were finally successful in 1905 as House Bill 311 and Senate Bill 114 were passed and signed into law by Gov. Joseph W. Folk. For 14 years, the institution was known as the Fifth District Normal School and graduated hundreds of teachers who served the region. Stephen D. & Karen R. Miller Kenneth W. & Esther F. Minter Emma Lee Morgan Wendel M. & Bobbi Myers National Investors Inc. Daren O. & Buffy L. (Brooks) Niemeyer j Northeast Nodaway R-V Northwestern Mutual Foundation William G. Norton j Once Upon a Child John B. Owens The Palms Papichulos Mexican Grill LLC Richard D. & Judith (Clark) Partlow Benjamin W. Passer Paige R. Patterson Philip J. & Margaret Patterson Nicholas Peters James M. & Cindy L. Pickerel Gregory K. & Robin Pierpoint Don R. & Joyce A. (Wake) Piveral Charles L. & Angela A. Prow The Prudential Foundation j Tom & Joan Quinlin Jamal K. Rankins Rodney & Angela K. (Roberts) Reed j Stephen M. Rhodes & Lisa K. Renze-Rhodes Scott & Cindy Richey Gus Rischer Roberts Roofing Company Inc. Max & Lynn C. Ruhl Darla J. (Hardy) Runyon j Jeffrey A. & Theresa Russell Coralea C. Samson Robert N. & Katherine (Hann) Sawyer Ed & Peggy (Luke) Schieber Paul W. & Mari Schieber, Jr. Brian & Diana (Knorr) Schmitz Lee T. & Nina C. Schneider Sears Authorized Retail Dealer Shirley’s Realty Delbert Smith Jeffrey L. & Gina Smith Dean & Betty (Oliver) Sparks Sprint Foundation j Gerald R. Sprong & Barbara (Nixon) Sprong* W. B. & Cheryl L. Stephens j Joseph M. Stough Sutherlands Doug Sutton James L. Taylor Harlan H. & Dawn R. (Scarbrough) Thomas, Jr. Paul S. & Melissa L. (Whigham) Thompson Thompson’s Lawn & Landscaping Inc. Mark & Rachel Tobin Deborah R. Tripp Gary L. Tunell Donald Turner Bryan D. & Sheri A. (Vansickle) Twaddle US Bank Trust Division John S. & Patty (Merrick) Van Cleave Harold G. & Marylee (Steele) VanSickle, Jr. Herbert K. VanVactor, Jr. Judith Vanvactor-Phillips Scott A. Walk Walker Body Shop Inc. James P. & Sue A. Waters Wells Fargo Bank Jason T. & B. Suzanne (Miles) White j Steven L. & Julie M. (Connor) White Diane R. Widger Laura B. Widmer Charles J. & Janet R. Wieland Harold Wilmarth Jo Ellen Wilson j Norman & Kay A. (Espey) Wilson Wise Motels Inc. Roger A. & Monica L. (Booth) Woods Jeffrey Zaputil Michael J. Zech Gary L. Hazelrigg Paul W. & Susan M. Heim Janice L. Heinz j Joel C. Heinzeroth Mike & Debra (Dawson) Herring Annette Herron Holtman Masonry Horizon Staffing j Channing & Louise B. Horner Jaclyn Dierking Memorial Fund Mike & Jennifer (Coates) Jewett Benny L. & Cheryl A. Johnson j Darin K. Johnson & Pamela C. Dunlap-Johnson Glen E. Johnson Michael C. & Kenna S. (Miller) Johnson j 12 Paul D. & Colleen (Wilson) Kendle Jacob P. & Keri L. (Stangl) Kendrick j KFC Restaurant Nathan E. & Amy J. (Kish) Klaas Michael A. Knepper Nancy H. (Baker) Koch Paul R. Kuehneman j Coby D. & Jennie S. (Cline) Lamb Dean A. Lawyer Mark E. & Melissa A. (McEnroe) Leggett Basil M. & Ina C. (Barnes) Lister j Forrest G. & Joan B. Lowe J. Bradley Lowell Jerry & Mitzi G. (Craft) Lutz j Larry J. & Patricia (Faubion) Maiorano Danny L. & Mindy Marsh Carol D. Martin David C. Martin Donald W. Matthews j Mary W. Matthews j T. Kurt Matthewson Michael G. & Janet McClanahan Timothy J. McGinnis Midland Surveying Inc. * Deceased j Adopt-a-Bearcat Scholarship Donor 12 American Dream Grant Donor Spring 2012 Northwest Alumni Magazine 32 The Bridge, 2011-2012 Annual Giving The Lake View Club The following donors contributed between $250 and $499 during the fiscal year. The lake on campus was created during the tenure of President Uel W. Lamkin. Known as Lamkin Lake, College Pond and Colden Pond, Ricardo A. Aguirre Air Power of Nebraska Inc. Carole Allison j Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority American Family Insurance Stephen L. & Gayle (Bradfield) Anderson j Bill J. Archer j Ronald H. & Jacqueline B. Baldwin j Bank of America Joe & Catherine Barmann Lawrence E. & Kathy Barmann Betty C. Barnes Frederick C. & Annette Barta Kent M. & Ann M. (Rickman) Barthol Frank D. & Kathleen M. (Carmody) Baudino Mike Baumgartner Baumli Auto Sales Gerald & Nancy S. (Kerber) Baxter Daniel L. Becker Donald Q. Beggs James M. & Nicole L. (Orrell) Bergstrand C. James & Kaye (Ferguson) Bishop Bolin Auto and Truck Parts BP Fabric of America Fund Jeff D. & Gina G. (Peterson) Bradley Larry L. & Joen A. (Gross) Brown Richard Bryant Alan J. & Vicki Bubalo Mark A. & Anita (Graham) Buelow j M. Richard & Suzanne (Sprague) Bufton j Dale E. Buhman James K. & Janet S. Burgert Justin S. Bush j Carol A. Buttell Keith Cannon Kathryn M. Carney Reid B. Catt Mark A. Clements Clinton L. Allen Monuments Inc. Garnett & Charlene Coffey Chris Colhour Danny J. & Mary E. (Henry) Collins David E. & Susan M. Colt Dan