Class Notes Douglas Herman ’70 retired in 2014 after more than 33 years of full-time college teaching of history. His wife, Mary Rifenberg Herman ’69, retired the same year from adjunct college teaching of education courses after six years of elementary school teaching. They were married in Herrick Chapel June 26, 1971. Doug’s first college teaching job was in the summer of 1972 at Adrian. After more than seven years at three four-year colleges, he taught for 26 years at Big Sandy Community Technical College in Prestonsburg, Ky. Doug completed a master’s degree at Northwestern University in 1971 and a Ph.D. in history at Ohio University in 1980. Mary received a master’s degree in teaching of reading from Western Michigan University in 1973. In March 2015, they moved to Wesley Village, a United Methodist Church-connected retirement community in Wilmore, Ky. Christopher Werkman ’70 taught elementary and high school art for 30 years for Washington Local Schools in Toledo, Ohio, retiring in 2000. He began writing fiction about 20 years ago, and has 20 short stories published in various literary magazines and anthologies. In September 2015, his novel, Difficult Lies, was published by Rogue Phoenix Press. To date, the book has received a fourand-a-half star review from Manhattan Book Review, and a five-star review from Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews. It is available in paper or as an ebook at amazon. com, barnesandnoble.com or the publisher’s web site, roguephoenixpress.com. Craig Kallio ’71 had his book, A Faith For All Seasons, published in 2015, which is available for purchase through Amazon.com. Craig and his wife, Pamela, live in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where Craig has been the rector at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church since 2007. Richard Johns ’73, of Rochester Hills, Mich., recently discovered a family legacy connection at Adrian College. Rich’s grandfather, the Rev. Cassius Johns, a graduate of 1914 with a divinity degree, lived in Adrian and last had a congregation at a Methodist church in Seneca, Mich. He died in 1971. David C. Anderson ’74 was elected president of the Oakland County Bar Association for the 2015/2016 bar year. The Oakland Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar association in the state of Michigan. David is the founder and president of the Law Offices of David C. Anderson, P.C. in Troy, Mich. David’s law practice involves civil defense work, mediation and arbitration. Lowell Gladd ’74 is now working for Ciber on a contract assignment to Ford Motor Company in their global parts pricing system. Every Ford dealership in Europe now receives their part pricing report from a program he wrote. The part description is also in the language(s) spoken in that country. Lowell was recognized by Ciber and Ford for his above and beyond effort on a recent production support issue. Lowell and his wife, Kathy Anderson Gladd ’78, live in Rochester Hills, Mich.
Luann Tennant Coyne ’76 has been working on a children’s fantasy fairy tale trilogy, The Shadow from the North, which is now published and available at Amazon, under the author name of Luann Tennant Coyne. Book one of the trilogy, The Crystal Tower, is also available in Kindle, iBooks and Nook. Luann mentioned that she has wanted to write and publish children’s books since third grade. She currently works for Alcatel-Lucent in Lisle, Ill., as a technical writer. Luann and her husband, Frank, live in Naperville, Ill.
Andrea Ogden ’77, a physical education and health teacher at Portsmouth Schools in New Hampshire, was inducted into the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association Hall of Fame at its 15th annual ceremony in November 2015. Andrea, a former Kingswood athletics director, retired after working with student athletes for 38 years, inspiring them with her message of “athletics as an extension of the classroom.”
Diane Czuk-Smith ’80 is now at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., performing pain management. Husband Peter Smith ’78 is an anesthesiologist and remains based in the Detroit area where his group Anesthesia Solutions joined forces with Anesthesia Services Assoc. P.C. Commuting is now their way of life.
Todd Rowley ’80, vice chair of the College Board for Northern Virginia Community College, was recently featured in the school’s magazine. Todd began taking coding classes at NOVA, as he witnessed the economy flounder and endanger the jobs of corporate professionals in their mid-50s. People from circles outside the banking industry advised him to go into the field of coding, “that anyone can learn it.” Todd set out to see for himself if the average non-IT guy could learn to write code. So far, Todd has taken five IT classes at NOVA. Todd has 35 years of banking and investment banking experience and is a senior vice president and commercial market executive at Cardinal Bank in Virginia. He and his wife, Susan, live in Fairfax, Va. In March 2015, AC Chaplain Christopher Momany ’84 participated in the 50th anniversary celebration of The Wesleyan Theological Society, an academic organization devoted to the study and interpretation of John Wesley’s legacy. During that conference, there were over 60 session papers presented and numerous panel discussions. Chris’s paper on ethics related to the tradition of Asa Mahan, “The True Nature of Virtue: A Holiness Ethic for the Twenty-First Century,” was one of 10 selected for publication in the Wesleyan Theological Journal, which was released in early May.