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Continuous GROWTH

Butler Communit y College Foundation is thrilled to welcome Mary Moon to our team! Mary has been a valued member of Butler Community College for 23 years and now joins the Advancement Division as Executive Director of Community Advancement. Mary’s experience working with businesses and community leaders will be invaluable as she assumes responsibility for corporate sponsorships and the Foundation’s largest and most successful fundraiser, A Vintage Evening, the Butler Benefit Auction.

A MESSAGE FROM MARY: After serving on the board and as an auction captain for many years, I am excited to officially be part of the Foundation team. The Foundation duties I acquired align remarkably well with the responsibilities I retained as part of the reorganization that recently occurred to create efficiencies within the college. I have always been impressed with the Foundation and am grateful for the opportunity to join the team in raising funds to help ensure student success.

W Foundation Board of Directors

Pat Beran • Yolanda Camarena • Mike Clifton • Ted Dankert Paula Gilliland • Alan Jaax • Teresa Kirkendoll Shawn Lancelot • Lance Lechtenberg • Gerry Mills Dalton Patterson • Lonnie Snook • Lea Stueve Jeremy Sundgren • Jackie Vietti • Stewart Weaver

Ex Officio

Dr. Kimberly Krull, President Candace Kunkel, Trustee Representative

Foundation Staff

Stacy Cofer, Vice President of Institutional Advancement 316.323.6729 | Mary Moon, Executive Director of Community Advancement 316.218.6338 | Averie Nelson, Scholarship Coordinator 316.323.6737 | Megan Pilcher, Accounting Clerk 316.323.6732 | Hayley Powers, Development Coordinator 316.323.6734 | Kathy Rickard, Advancement Coordinator 316.323.6738 | Kim Sherwood, Executive Director of Finance 316.323.6733 |

hat a thrilling and packed summer we have had! The Foundation is l o o k in g f o r w ard to exciting new horizons. We are most happy to welcom e Butler ’s new president, Dr. Kimberly Krull! Dr. Krull has Butler’s best interests at heart and student success is her main focus. To learn more about Dr. Krull, turn the page!

> Lonnie Snook President-Elect

F o r t h e 2 013 –2 014 a c a d e m i c y e a r, t h e Finance and Investment Committee “wowed” us all by approving a 5% distribution for scholarship dollars. This means the Foundation is able to award more dollars to more students, keeping us > Outgoing President, Stewart Weaver on target with our strategic priorities and helping students finish what they start. You will see that our magazine has grown, especially with the addition of the Annual Report. I hope everyone will take time to explore the findings for the 2012–2013 fiscal year and learn about all the future holds for Butler. Regards,

Student Workers

Katherine Hardenbrook • Jonelle Reinert



Continuous growth of the Butler Foundation is vital to helping our students finish what they start. Community partnerships sustain our growth and make it possible for the Foundation to meet new challenges with confidence. To learn how you can be a part of Butler’s success, contact Mary Moon at 316.218.6338 or

Feature Writers

Matt Jacobs • Hayley Powers Butler Community College Foundation Magazine is published twice a year and maintains the copyright of the materials contained within these pages. All rights reserved. Please send comments and updates to Butler Community College Foundation, 901 S. Haverhill Road, El Dorado, KS 67042, by e-mail to, by phone at 316.323.6731, or by fax to 316.323.6750. > Cover Page: Dr. Kimberly Krull Photo Credit: Nick Bishop, Butler Marketing

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Corrections Pat Bailey and Rita Sullivan were not listed as Pacesetters in the 2013 Spring Foundation magazine. We apologize for this error. Pacesetters are generous donors who give an unrestricted gift of $1,000+ to the Butler Foundation.


Every Day


Dr. Kim Krull is ready to move Butler’s vision for the future forward. She believes that the college is well on its way to expanding student success while meeting day-to-day challenges head on. “Butler is a model institution,” Krull said on what drew her to the position. “I think that Butler has a focus on the strategic initiatives that will move student success [along]. That doesn’t just mean they graduate; it’s about retaining them and helping them find their pathway. It’s about helping students meet their educational goals.”

> Dr. Krull with students on the Butler of El Dorado campus The hope is that Butler, with its smaller class sizes and close-knit community on campus, can be part of the answer to the challenges students face today.

Butler’s reputation was apparent to Krull when she came to Kansas as a vice president for Cloud County Community College in 2005.

“The faculty and staff that work here are so in tune to students, so committed to helping them,” Krull said. “There’s such a core belief at Butler about student success and helping them be part of the Butler Family. It’s really powerful. There’s something unique about the culture on this campus that isn’t duplicated anywhere.”

“A couple of the first people I knew were Dr. Leann Ellis and Dr. Vietti,” Krull said. “She (Vietti) was one of three women presidents in the state of Kansas at the time. Right away she was a role model for me and someone I really watched and paid close attention to because moving administratively to become a president was part of my career goal at the time.”

"always be open to possibilities" When Vietti’s retirement was announced, her influence and words of wisdom to Krull to “always be open to possibilities” were the driving force in her decision to apply for the position of president. Knowing it would be a nationwide search, Krull felt that if this was her one and only opportunity to get to Butler, she better take it and hope for the opportunity to be a part of “Butler’s track record for excellence, and focus on students”.

And focus on students is what Krull is all about. “There are a lot of challenges,” she said. “Students have a lot of choices. Sometimes it’s difficult for them to sort out the direction they want to go because there’s so much information they have access to, flexibility in schedules, and ability to get to different places easily.”


Krull is most looking forward to getting to know the people and partnerships that are involved in making Butler successful. Calling it her “continuing education”, meeting people both on campus and in the community and learning more about the culture on campus saying it’s like a puzzle, learning about all the pieces and knowing that in time they will all fit together.

Students also face challenges of higher education cost and the ease of finding oneself in debt, juggling commitments of working and raising a family, finding a connection on campus, and the changes in society and family structures that are simply a generational modulation.

“I think that not only in the educational setting, but in our own personal lives as adults and good citizens, we have an opportunity in tangible and intangible ways to help change people’s lives and to make a difference,” Krull said. “With students, sometimes it’s as simple as recognizing them outside of school and asking how their day is going. We have that opportunity to make a positive difference every day.”

An important aspect of figuring out the campus culture will require that Krull be visible on campus regularly. “I really want to be out and about as much as I can on campus,” Krull said. “I want to be able to go the cafeteria and sit down to eat. I’m trying to set up some sort of ‘Time with the President’ so that the students can get to know me and visit with me. I need to be external in the communities, but I also need to be external on campus.” External duties are somewhat new to Krull who, in her previous position as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Cloud County Community College worked more closely with faculty.

> Dr. Krull speaking at the Andover Forum “There’s such a core belief at Butler about student success and helping them be par t of t he But ler Family. It’s really powerful. There’s something unique ab ou t t he cul t ur e on this campus that isn’t duplicated anywhere.”

"I really want to be out and about as much as I can on campus…I need to be ex ternal in t he communities, but I also need to be external on campus."

> Dr. Krull and Julie Kobbe


COMMENCEMENT 2013 The 86th commencement of Butler Community College came and went on a beautiful Kansas May day. More than 1,000 students graduated from Butler this spring and over half of them walked in the commencement ceremonies that took place on May 18. Commencement speaker and 2000 Distinguished Alumnus Scott McPhail flew in from California and had wise words for the graduates. “For me, this is where it began,” McPhail said. “I stand here as an example for everyone that anything is possible.”

> Scott McPhail addressing the graduates > Intern Associate Dean, Humanities & Social

McPhail, who also spoke at Butler’s graduation in 2000, said his journey hasn’t always been easy, and credits Butler theatre professor Bob Peterson for offering support through the years. Peterson was Scott’s instructor when he was a student at Butler and had the honor of introducing him as commencement speaker this year. McPhail works for Paramount Pictures and noted the studio celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012 and Butler is celebrating its 86th commencement this year.

Sciences Troy Nordman and Dr. Krull

“It’s been so fun to find out about people’s connections,” Krull said. “There’s such a tie to this college.” That experience as a vice president provided Krull with a great knowledge and understanding of faculty and the daily demands their positions require.

“I have an advantage—I taught for 17 years,” Krull said. “I understand the commitments that faculty have to make to be good instructors in the classroom and the work that it takes outside the classroom. I have a perspective of what that is, having been a faculty member and an administrator that facilitates and supports faculty. I think it would be difficult for me personally to be a president of a community college having not taught.” It will require more willingness and focus from all aspects of community colleges to continue to be everything to every student. Reinvention is the key to making education creative, innovative, and dynamic Krull said.

“Technology advances, changes in students expectations, changes in the expectation for how students want to learn; all those pieces have to be reinvented,” Krull said. “For so long the community college mission has focused on transferring students, but I think we have to redesign to a certain extent and increase focus on workforce development. We need to do more and get better.” As educational institutions shift their focus to aspire upwards, Butler is shifting into a new time of leadership. “I have a responsibility as the president to help move forward the board’s vision for the strategic plan and their vision for the future of this college,” Krull said of her role as president. “A responsibility will be helping eliminate roadblocks, getting from one point to the next. Obviously there is a group of people here that have set a great vision for this college. [Let’s] continue to help move Butler forward in a positive, creative, dynamic way.”

> Dr. Karla Fisher, Scott McPhail, Bob Peterson, Dr. Jackie Vietti

“Twenty-one years ago, I sat where you sit,” he told the graduates. “This moment is exactly as it should be.”

> Chef John Michael, Hospitality Management

and Culinary Arts students, and Lead Instructor Tiffani Price at commencement



Million Dollar

MARK OF EXCELLENCE The time has come again to h o n o r t h o s e i n o u r communit y who embody th e entrep ren eurial and philanthropic spirit that personifies Kansas and the Midwest from the rest of the nation! The Mid-America Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame is an elegant event that recognizes the stellar achievements of individuals and businesses who stand out in the Heartland. This year’s honorees are Social Entrepreneur Fidelity Bank Foundation Business Entrepreneur Gene and Yolanda Camarena Emerging Entrepreneur Dr. Pat Do

> Dean of Nursing Anita Mills thanks guests

Top scholarship donors, nursing faculty, students and alumni gathered to celebrate reaching the Million Dollar Mark of Excellence for endowed nursing scholarships prior to the spring Nurses Pinning ceremony on May 16. The nearly 40 existing Butler Foundation nursing scholarships are an integral part of ensuring the success and completion of Butler nursing students.

“This scholarship and Butler Community College will enable me to remain in Kansas and give something back to the community that so warmly welcomed me nine years ago.” —Sondra Taylor, scholarship recipient and 2013 Butler nursing program graduate

Winnie Broers

Scholarship Each year the Winnie Broers Scholarship is awarded to one Butler Community College student who exemplif ies academic and community achievement. This year’s recipient, Lindsay Upperman of Chambersburg, Penn. was chosen by the General Scholarship Committee based on her merit and academic excellence. Lindsay graduated on May 18 from Butler with an Associate of Science > Lindsay with Dr. Karla Fisher in agriculture. A short list of Lindsay’s accomplishments includes nine national top ten titles with the college agriculture judging team, graduating Order of the Gold, and finishing as a Hubbard Award of Excellence finalist. At the Circle of the Gold Society luncheon in April 2013, Lindsay spoke graciously of her appreciation for Butler and the donors that help students focus on their futures.


Hospitality Management Culinary Arts


BUTLER SERVES UP NEW CORPORATE KITCHEN TEAM-BUILDING TRAINING PROGRAM FOR BUSINESSES The Center for Workforce & Professional Advancement (CWPA) is launching a unique corporate training program in conjunction with Butler Community College’s Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Program. Corporate Kitchen will offer team building training that covers areas such as delegating, communic ation, l ea der ship and tim e management in the fast-paced, hands-on heat of a kitchen competition hosted by Butler’s resident culinary instructor, Chef John Michael. "This training was created as an alternative to Butler’s Grizzly Adventures challenge course, where participants are dangling in the air from ropes and climbing 50-foot walls," Jon Cressler, business improvement specialist at CWPA said. “Think ‘Iron Chef’ meets ‘Chopped’ while working together and competitively to improve team unity.”

The training program will be offered at Butler’s commercial kitchen and classroom facility located in the Boston Rec Center in Wichita. Sessions will be offered as a customized, contract training for six to 12 participants in teams of three or four. Sessions can be set up for teams from one company or several.

Building off a stellar year in the Early College Health Sciences Academy, Butler is focusing its gaze forward and looking to expand the successful concept. While several ideas are currently being considered, there is an opportunity to launch an Early College Information Technology Academy in the fall of 2014. It is through the generosity of far-seeing donors that these programs are made possible. If you are interested in learning more about the Early College concept, or would like to know about funding opportunities, please contact Stacy Cofer at 316.323.6729 or

"Chef John Michael and I are excited to be a part of this interactive workshop and it’s something new to our region,” Butler Hospitalit y Management lead instructor Tiffani Price said. "We’re delighted to share insights and skills with organizations that are looking to engage their employees and build a stronger team environment." Reservations for the half-day training sessions are currently being accepted. To place a reservation, please contact J o n C r e s s l e r a t 316 . 218 . 6 3 0 8 o r

The CWPA wanted to provide a fresh and dynamic team building experience unaffected by the climate or limited physical abilities of the participants, Cressler said. Each winning team receives the coveted “Golden Whisk” to show off back at their office. FALL 2013 MAGAZINE | 9

HUBBARD Award of Excellence WINNER


It was a year of firsts for Butler’s most prestigious scholarship, the Hubbard Award of Excellence.

> Scholarship Coordinator Averie Nelson with Ines in

The scholarship is awarded each year to one student who excels in all aspects of their college education and is a representation of the best of Butler, both academically and in the community. Applicants also must exemplify superior performance and involvement. This year, for the first time, the amount of scholarship money available to the winner significantly increased to $14,000 due to the generosity and foresight of R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard and the Hubbard Foundation.

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“Ines is one of the extraordinary ones,” Dean of Behavioral Science, Math and Science Lori Winningham said. “His dedication and hard work will take him far in accomplishing his dreams of becoming a pharmacist.” The substantial growth of the Hubbard Award of Excellence means Ines will receive $3,500 per semester for four semesters to study pharmacy at the University of Kansas.

As always, the selection committee had more than a fair share of outstanding applicants to discern and choose from--never an easy task.

“The Hubbard Award of Excellence will not only help to pay for my educational expenses it will also serve as a stepping stone for me to transfer to KU,” Ines said. “I have had a unique experience at Butler and…it is just now that I understand the statement

“The pool of students who are recommended and apply for the Hubbard Award of Excellence are the students who get it,” Foundation Scholarship Coordinator Averie Nelson said. “They know their future depends on education.”

In 1985, Mr. R.D. Hubbard, an alumnus of Butler Community College, and his wife Joan Dale, dedicated a scholarship fund to recognize and encourage excellence at Butler. R.D. and Joan Dale are Kansas natives and were teachers in Kansas where they maintain strong ties. Their Foundation has adopted an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy that reflects the spirit of these two extraordinary people. Today their primary business interests include a wide range of investments such as land, casinos, and racehorses.

‘You never really leave Butler.’ ”

Of the four finalists chosen by the committee, one student in particular stood out; A young man from Cameroon, West Africa who followed in his brother’s footsteps by coming to Butler to further his education and his life.

Ines Fomaga Tsotezo realized that higher education is the key to making his way in the world. “Growing up in a less privileged country…made me realize the value of a college education,” Ines said. “Since my childhood in Cameroon, I have observed people suffering from disease and poor health in my community. I have always wanted to step in to improve [their] health conditions. That is what made me immediately dedicate my life to meeting their health needs.”


Ines showed brilliant initiative during his time at Butler, pursing his dream by volunteering in a water testing project and forensic DNA fingerprinting as well as shadowing El Dorado professionals such as Dr. Paul McKesey at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital and Dan Davis, RPH at El Dorado True Care Pharmacy. He also was the recipient of many student life awards, qualified for the Dean’s and President’s Honor Roll, and served as a student mentor, Phi Theta Kappa member, student athletes tutor, team leader in the International Student Association, and much more.





She’s already years ahead of her peers. She received her Associate Degree and Certified Nursing Assistant license from Butler before her high school diploma. And she met the governor. Sky Robinson is prepared for whatever comes next, including the nursing program at Butler.

High Expectations > Sky at 2013

Rose Hill High Graduation

Allison McKibban got to high school and needed more, a new challenge. Advanced placement classes aren’t offered at El Dorado High School so when she saw the opportunity to enroll in classes at Butler, she took it.

Sky was a charter member of Butler’s Early College Health Sciences Academy (ECHSA) located at Rose Hill High School. Her excellence in academics and eagerness to learn helped her stand out in the class of 14.

“When teachers at Butler find out you’re a high school student, their expectations go up instead of down,” Allison said.

The Early College Health Sciences Academy was established two academic years ago. Various high-tech and hands-on healthcare courses are taught to ECHSA seniors, which results in high school students graduating with nearly two years of college credit in career-specific training.

Despite of, or maybe because they had high expectations, Butler instructors made an impact on Allison. She talked about the teachers that helped her become more comfortable with being a high school student in college courses.

“Sky was an extraordinary student in the ECHSA. She even had Butler credits prior to starting the ECHSA,” Director of Early College Health Sciences Academic Marcy Aycock said. “She was a role model to other students and always willing to help anyone else.”

“The instructors here at Butler, they care and I really appreciate that,” Allison said.

Managing to be involved at Butler as well as Rose Hill meant Sky’s senior year of high school was in constant perpetual motion. “I got to learn more than I ever would have taking high school classes and it gave me a head start to any career that I choose,” Sky said. “I can’t imagine not having all the credits I’ve worked so hard on.

> ECHSA Director Marcy Aycock and Sky at 2013 Butler commencement Butler’s affordability helped increase Sky’s interest and encouraged her involvement in the program. Experiencing fulltime college as a junior and senior in high school was a great experience for Sky who feels further ahead in her college career with the credits she now has from Butler.

“It is hard but it’s so worth it, honestly. It is worth it,” For the time being, Butler is still lucky enough to have Sky as a student as she is taking classes this fall and plans to begin the nursing program in the spring. “But you never know because things can change,” Sky said.


“I want to set the way. I want to show students in El Dorado that it’s okay to reach.”

> Allison with her father Tom McKibban ’72, 2012 Distinguished Alumnus

“When someone builds your confidence like that it’s not something you can quantify. It’s something you can take with you.”

“This has been a great transition experience for me. There are things here that you don’t get in high school, like advanced classes, teachers who will push you,” Allison said. “I have had some phenomenal experiences at Butler. That’s something I will take with me.”

Rice University in Houston, Tex. is Allison’s next destination for higher education beyond high school and after Butler. She began attending this fall majoring in International Relations with a focus in Southeast Asian Studies, but “would not be disappointed if my major changes”. “I’m excited to go to Houston and experience living in a huge city but more than that, I’m ready for all the students to be like me,” Allison said. “We’ve all worked incredibly hard to get here and we’re all ready to learn.”




Congratulations to all of StudentAthlete Award recipients The NJCAA Headquarters released the 2012–13 NJCAA AllAcademic Teams and Student-Athlete Awards. Butler was well represented, as the Grizzlies had eight teams receiving accolades—including women's soccer, which earned the Academic Team of the Year for having the top grade point average in their respective sport. The Grizzlies' soccer squad finished the 2012–13 season with an overall grade point average of 3.47. Other Butler teams that were recognized were men's baseball (3.24), women's basketball (3.28), men's cross country (3.07), women's cross country (3.02), women's outdoor track and field (3.01), women's softball (3.33) and women's volleyball (3.50). Butler had 24 athletes earning Student-Athlete Awards, with five—Hanna Flaming (volleyball), Hope Harsh (women's volleyball), Jacob Hurla (men's football), Mac Millspaugh (women's softball) and Alex Millspaugh (women's softball)—earning the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average.

The 2012–2013 academic year marks the 30th consecutive season the NJCAA has recognized the success of its studentathletes in the classroom. With minimal changes, the NJCAA academic awards program has been in place since 1983.




Below is a list of the Grizzly athletes that received StudentAthlete Award accolades: Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.0 GPA) Hanna Flaming Women's Volleyball 4.0 Hope Harsh Women's Volleyball 4.0 Jacob Hurla Men's Football 4.0 Mac Millspaugh Women's Softball 4.0 Alex Millspaugh Women's Softball 4.0 Superior Academic Achievement (3.8+ GPA) Blake Bean Men's Football 3.88 Casie Greenlee Women's Soccer 3.81 Rachel Harper Women's Softball 3.92 Travis Hendry Men's Baseball 3.9 Samantha Jernigan Women's Volleyball 3.85 Max Martinez Men's Football 3.94 Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.6+ GPA) Kelsey Berlin Women's Softball 3.65 Alyssa Miller Women's Soccer 3.6 Kelsey Miller Women's Volleyball 3.63 Teresa Offerman Women's Soccer 3.65 Mari Ruvalcaba Women's Soccer 3.66 Cesar Sanabria Men's Cross Country 3.66 Samantha Satterlee Women's Basketball 3.72 Megan Snyder Women's Soccer 3.7 Aimee Wood Women's Volleyball 3.61 JeeHye Yi Women's Soccer 3.66 Brandon Young Men's Baseball 3.66 Derek Ziegenhirt Men's Baseball 3.63 Shelby Zoglman Women's Volleyball 3.7

The Butler softball team capped the most successful season in program history by reaching the final four of the NJCAA Division I National Tournament for the first time ever at the Canyons Complex in Utah.

Zach Mettenberger Dennell Wesley

2011 > Dennis Burns of Crossland

Construction tees off on the ninth hole at the annual tournament.

The Grizzlies would see their season end in the national semifinals with a 6–3 loss to Pima (Ariz .), but not before Butler had beaten Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 5–2 to avenge a loss earlier this season and then edged Chipola (Fla.) 4–3 to reach the final four.

The 21st annual Grizzly Golf Tournament took place on June 7 at Prairie Trails Golf & Dining. 26 teams with 104 players helped raise $29,400 (gross) for the annual fund. The Conco Construction team of Dr. Greg and Helen Joyce, Dan Waller and Josh Anders had the best overall score.

Butler finished the season with a 54–4 record, setting program records for most wins and fewest losses in a season. The Grizzlies were Jayhawk West and Region VI champions for the third straight season and also claimed the District E title to qualify for nationals.

Butler Athletics will be taking charge of the 2014 tournament and future tournaments as well. Thank you to Athletic Director Todd Carter and his staff for helping carry on this Butler tradition!

Butler also established the program record for most wins in the national tournament, going 4–2. No other Butler team had ever won more than a single game at nationals

Congratulations to Butler’s Associate Athletic Director Matt Jacobs, named one of Wichita Business Journal’s 2013 ‘40 Under 40’!

Chandler Whitmer Roland Johnson Chaquil Reed Xavier Melton Dyllan Schellenburg Demarcus Lawrence Cortez Webb Jasper Sanders Kendall Wrenn Dyllon Knox Darrius McMullin Neil Shortell Nate Haremza Greg List Connor Frazell D.J. Wakes


John McClure Tommy Sanders Javess Blue Dreamius Smith Dexter McDonald Jacob Hurla Ufomba Kamula Josh Kirkland Reed Bergstrom Rahmon Swain Billy Cosh Marcus Dillard Torrell Saffold Derrick Thomas Blake Bean Max Martinez Devin Clarke Tate Omli Chris Fields Jesse Ingle Zach Burkhart Brandon Walther

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LOOKING AHEAD October 23 Mid-America Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame 6:00 p.m. Hyatt Regency Wichita

The 2013 Circle of the Gold Society Luncheon was held on April 18 at the Hubbard Welcome Center and honored four new members. These loyal donors have the foresight to give the gift that keeps on giving, a legacy to Butler that will ensure the continuity of the institution.

New Circle of the Gold Society Inductees:

> Foundation staff L-R: Kim Sherwood, Hayley Powers, Averie Nelson, Kathy Rickard, Megan Pilcher, Mary Moon, Stacy Cofer

BUILDING OUR FOUNDATION Bricks and mortar are the physical representation of everything we work for at the Butler Foundation, building facilities that pave the way for student success and institutional advancement. There will always be a need for those resources ensure that such projects and more can continue to exist and be built after we are all gone. The Butler Foundation is entering a Deferred Giving Campaign. Deferred giving refers to gifts and assets that may be current or may occur in the future, many of which are endowed. The endowment is the essential piece to the Foundation; without it we could not award scholarships to deserving students, raise capital money for new buildings and facilities, or function for an extended period of time. Without the endowment, Butler loses.

Because of the generous spirit of Butler, its donors and the surrounding communities, we are proud to partner with Swanson House Fundraising Professionals, a consulting firm that will guide us in this new campaign. Swanson House has assisted hundreds of nonprofits across 18 states using their extensive fundraising knowledge and experience, which they make relevant and productive for their clients.

Felix E. Adams, Jr. In honor of Charles and Alma DeLano Roger Mathews J.M. (Jim) Reeves If you would like information a b o u t p l a nn e d g i v i n g , contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement Stacy Cofer at 316.323.6729 or e-mail

We hope you will join the Foundation and invest in this Deferred Giving Campaign. You have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on Butler, its students, and its future.


Circle of the Gold Society Members • Anonymous • Helen Reynolds • Dr. Larry and Judy Abraham • Beth Smith • Felix E. Adams, Jr • Karen R. Spinden • Helen Barnes and Jeanne L. • Rutha Teter de Grasse • Mark and Julie Utech • Richard and Faralane Chase • Stephen and Pam Waite • Mike and Lucy Clifton • Stewart and Denise Weaver • Stacy Cofer • Cy Wiggans • In honor of Charles and Alma DeLano • Jeffrey S. and Teressa K. Eastman • Karla Fisher and Frederick Webster • Susan L. Forrest • Paul and Machelle Good • Dennis and Ardis Hanson • Dana and Myra Hilmer • John E. Hilton • Susanna Hutcheson • Shirley A. Jackson • Phil and Sheila Johnson • Dr. Greg and Helen Joyce • Raymon and Karen Kaufman • True and Elizabeth Knowles • Candace L. Kunkel • Patrica Kunkle • Earl (D) and Beryl Lacy • Leon and Jodie Leachman • Roger Mathews • Dalton and Sonja Patterson • Steven C. Pershall (D) and Edith C. Waugh • Jerry W. Peterson • John and Louise Prigmore • J.M. (Jim) Reeves

November 8 Advance Kansas Diversity Award Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Abode Venue November 19 Board of Directors Meeting 4:00 p.m. Hubbard Welcome Center January 28 Finance & Investment Committee Meeting 4:00 p.m. Hubbard Welcome Center February 18 Board of Directors Meeting 4:00 p.m. Hubbard Welcome Center

> Jim Reeves

March 7 A Vintage Evening, the Butler Benefit Auction 6:00 p.m. Hubbard Welcome Center April 11 Circle of the Gold Society Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Hubbard Welcome Center

> Felix Adams

> Clif DeLano

April 29 Finance & Investment Committee Meeting 4:00 p.m. Hubbard Welcome Center May 20 Board of Directors Meeting 4:00 p.m. Hubbard Welcome Center


UPCOMING EVENTS Art Exhibit Paintings by Wilfried Fathi & Sculpture by Piglet Nov. 6–Dec. 6, 2013 Theatre Performance Nov. 14 & 15, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Dance Concert Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Season of Giving Vocal Concert Dec. 6 & 7, 7:30 p.m. First Methodist Church, El Dorado


Art Exhibit Curated by Valerie Haring Feb. 28–Apr. 4 Instrumental Concert Feb. 28 & Mar. 1, 7:30 p.m. Vocal Concert Mar. 6 & 7, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 8, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Student Art Exhibit Apr. 16 – May 10 Theatre Performance April 17, 18, 7:30 p.m. April 19, 2:00 pm. & 7:30 p.m. Dance Concert April 25, 7:30 p.m. April 26, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. Vocal Concert May 1 & 2, 7:30 p.m. May 3, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. Instrumental Concert May 9 & 10, 7:30 p.m. Student Art Sale May 10, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Tim Ehrlich Born in Russell Kansas and graduated from Russell high school. Graduated from Wichita State University with a Music Performance and Education degree. W.S.U. graduate assistant. He has taught woodwinds at Butler Community College for the last 12 years. Performed with the Temptations, Benny Goodman Orchestra, Harry James Orchestra, and many local and traveling bands. He has conduct the Tim Ehrlich Orchestra for the last 20 years and taught thousands of private lessons. He has a very successful Karate school with 25 students that he began 10 years ago. He and his wife of 26 years are the proud father of 2 girls that both are interpreters for the hearing impaired.

Sam Sparks In other news, we have hired a new theatre director. His name is Sam Sparks and he will be working with Bob Peterson to stage two of the four productions for the 2013-2014 theatre season. He comes to us most recently from the University of Houston. We also congratulate long-time director of bands Roger Lewis on his retirement from Butler and wish him well.

Art Exhibit Jan. 21–Feb. 22 Children’s Theatre Production Feb. 22, 2:00 p.m.


Before joining the Butler community in March as adjunct faculty, Samuel Sparks worked as a professional freelance director and adjunct faculty in Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana. He worked at Rice University, University of Houston, William Carey University, Millsaps College, and Southeastern Louisiana University. For Butler, Sparks teaches Intro to Theatre, Public Speaking, Oral Interpretation, and Shakespeare. He will also direct a theatre performance each semester. Directing credits include Tartuffe at Rice University, Les Liaison Dangereuses, Macbeth, and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at the University of Houston; Metamorphoses and Equus for Millsaps College; It’s a Wonderful: A Live Radio Play, A Year with Frog and Toad, and A Christmas Carol at New Stage Theatre; Das Barbecü and The Spitfire Grill for Carey Dinner Theatre. Sparks is an active member of the Southeastern Theatre Conference, who currently serves as the Chair of the Theatre History, Theory, Criticism, and Literature Committee and the Publications Committee. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Houston. This is just a reminder that we are establishing Friends of the Arts, a support organization for the very activities that are our lifeblood every day in the Fine Arts and Communication Division. Friendship begins with us and every person who enjoys the live performances offered at Butler is encouraged to participate. Come join us with your $35 tax deductible donation. Benefits include a commemorative coffee mug, a reception each semester with performers present and much more.

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