THE MAGAZINE OF CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY
The End of an Era...page 5
To Alumni and Friends of Central Methodist University: At Homecoming this year we celebrated another milestone in the life of Central Methodist University as we rededicated Classic Hall as our beautiful “new” center for music and the arts. Hundreds of our alumni and good friends were present for this ceremony, and all rejoiced as our Chorale sang “Beautiful Savior” and the band played “Barnum & Bailey’s Favorite”—CMU “classics” indeed! It is a joy to see the southwest corner of our campus filled once again with vibrant life and energy, and we are deeply grateful to all who helped make A Classic Renaissance a wonderful reality. As this project has come to conclusion, a natural question is “What’s next?” At CMU there is never a short answer to that question! We always have projects waiting that will continue to bring our Fayette physical plant steadily closer to the excellent quality of our academic and co-curricular programs. Our master plan, completed last spring, presents a tantalizing array of renovations and new construction that will move us ever further forward. At the top of our “major projects” list is attention to Stedman Hall. While in recent years some changes have taken place in Stedman, many more are needed in order to bring this vital building into line with contemporary trends in education in the sciences and health professions. The readiness study that is being conducted this fall and early winter will help guide the exact direction that those upgrades will take. Truly, Stedman Hall is “the heart of Central” as virtually everyone on campus passes through it or has a class there every day. We look forward with eager anticipation to its new life in the months and years ahead. Over the next months, too, I will be addressing the “What’s next?” question in my own life. It will not be easy to leave this special university after 18 years, but the timing seems right for a number of reasons. For one thing, we are concluding another very successful campaign and moving towards another...this one likely to be somewhat longer than the previous two because of the magnitude of work needed at Stedman Hall.
So much has happened in these last 17-plus years that it is impossible to recount them all. High points for me are of course our stunning enrollment growth, our development from a college to a university and now to “the CMU System” throughout Missouri, the revitalization and transformation of the Fayette campus, and above all, the warm and close relationships that I treasure with our faculty, staff, students, Board members, alumni, and very good friends. Before I came to Central, a friend of mine who was a college president in another state commented that “Your whole life is like an internship for this position.” How right he was. I feel extraordinarily blessed to have found a match here at Central for my own interests, values, and passions. I cannot imagine a more rewarding culmination to my professional life than these years at CMU. Others have said, “The presidency is the best job in the world,” and indeed it is—most days, at least! How could one possibly improve on work that daily brings one in touch with the energy and curiosity of students, the scholarship and engagement of faculty, the dedication and creativity of staff members at every level, the vision and wisdom of our trustees, and the deep love for this place exhibited by our alumni and others who believe in our most worthy mission. I feel great joy as our alumni express pride in their alma mater, and I love hearing comments about the beauty of the campus and the many changes that are noticed when alumni return, often after many years away. Central has been here for 158 years, and it will be here for at least 158 more. Twenty-four presidents preceded me, and many more will follow. For me, this has surely been the best job in the world at the best place in the world. It is my distinct honor to have served Central Methodist University, and I shall love and support this institution forever. Blessings, profound thanks, and warm regards to all who make CMU the special university that it is.
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Table of Contents President’s Message....................................2 Alumna Dies at 107.....................................4 The Inman Era ............................................5 Homecoming.............................................11 Painting the Future...................................18 Campus News.......... .................................20 UMC-CMU News.....................................34 Extended Studies...................................... 36 Eagle Athletics.......................................... 40 History of the Con.....................................46 Alumni News............................................. 47 Board of Trustees Message.......................54 Honor Roll.................................................57 Calendar....................................................86
Senior Administration Dr. Marianne E. Inman, President Dr. Rita Gulstad, Vice President and Dean of the University Ken Oliver, Vice President for Institutional Growth and Student Engagement Julee Sherman, Vice President for Finance and Administration Donna Merrell, Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations Chad Gaines, Vice President for Information Services Cover: President Marianne E. Inman stands in front of her latest achievement, the Renaissance of Classic Hall. Photo by Jenny Martin Anspach
Talon Editorial Staff and Contact Information Cathy Thogmorton, Editor 660-248-6391 firstname.lastname@example.org Kent Propst, Executive Director for Marketing Communications 660-248-6238 email@example.com Jenny Martin Anspach Assistant Director for Marketing Communications 660-248-6629 firstname.lastname@example.org Alan G. Marshall Director of Development and Alumni Relations 660-248-6260 email@example.com Nicholas Petrone Sports Information Director 660-248-6358 firstname.lastname@example.org Student Assistants Adriana Romero Jessica Travlos Addie Layne
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Central’s oldest alumna dies at 107 Mrs. Halkaline Kirk Bergsten Mrs. Halkaline Kirk Bergsten, widow of Rev. Carl A. Bergsten, died on Nov. 3 at Oakridge Convalescent Home of Plattsburg of complications from a fall suffered a week earlier. She was born on Oct. 21, 1905, and had just celebrated her 107th birthday with her son Fred, daughter-inlaw Virginia, nieces Gerry Fry Hall and Page Kirk Campbell and their husbands Frank and Bud, and vicariously through a service held in honor of her birthday at the Broadway United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bergsten is survived by her son, C. Fred Bergsten ’61 and his wife, Virginia Wood Bergsten ’59 of Annandale, President Inman, right, visits with Fred, Halkaline, and Jenny Bergsten this fall to celebrate Va., and her grandson, Dr. Mark David Halkaline’s 107th birthday. Bergsten and his wife, Suzanne Graham Bergsten, of Chesapeake, Va. She had six siblings, all of whom predeceased her, and a host of nieces and nephews. Three of her siblings were long-time residents of Plattsburg: Clyde Kirk, Camilla Kirk Fry, and Robert Kirk. Mrs. Bergsten was born to Theophilus and Adella G. Shull Kirk and grew up in Plattsburg. She graduated from Plattsburg High School in 1923 as valedictorian of her class of twenty, a championship debater and winner of the Ellis Essay Contest, and a varsity basketball player. She attended Central College (now Central Methodist University) in Fayette and graduated in 1927, then taught high school for two years in Chetopa, Kan. She married Reverend Carl A. Bergsten in 1929, after he had graduated from Yale Divinity School, and lived for the next 26 years in the locations of his pastorates in Connecticut and New York. During this period, she traveled with him to the Holy Land in 1931 and to the United Kingdom for an exchange pastorate in 1951. The Bergstens returned to Missouri in 1955 and lived successively in Farmington, St. Louis, and Chillicothe. They re-settled in Plattsburg in 1963 when Rev. Bergsten assumed a position with the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church that required him to travel extensively throughout the United States. Mrs. Bergsten played a major role in the life of all the churches that they served throughout this period. Granted a local preacher’s license, she became interim pastor of their church in Wethersfield, Conn., when her husband took a leave of absence to study abroad. She frequently preached herself and presented dramatic readings, led women’s organizations and youth groups, and traveled with her husband throughout his almost two decades of leading crusades at United Methodist churches in 36 different states. Rev. Carl Bergsten died in 1991, at the age of 90, and Mrs. Bergsten lived alone in their Plattsburg home until early 2006, when she was more than 100 years old. She remained active in the Broadway United Methodist Church and was a regular attendee at the Senior Center, where she particularly enjoyed the weekly games of pitch. More than a hundred of her friends and relatives visited Plattsburg to celebrate her 100th birthday in 2005, and a smaller group joined to honor her 105th in 2010. The last of her many spiritual publications, mostly in The Upper Room (of the United Methodist Church) and The War Cry (of the Salvation Army) was written when she was 98 and appeared in print when she was 102. When Willard Scott recognized her 104th birthday on the NBC “Today Show” in 2009, he commented that she was the only “Halkaline” he had ever encountered in all his years of making such announcements. Mrs. Bergsten’s funeral was held at the Broadway United Methodist Church on Nov. 9. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery and a reception at the church followed. Rev. Jan Schreff, former pastor of Broadway United Methodist, presided, with eulogies by C. Fred Bergsten, CMU President Marianne Inman, and several friends of the deceased. Memorial contributions in honor of Halkaline may be made to Broadway United Methodist Church, 301 Broadway, Plattsburg, MO 64477 or to Central Methodist University, 411 CMU Square, Fayette, MO 65248. This obituary was modeled on that of Mrs. Adella G. Shull Kirk, Halkaline’s mother, and was Halkaline’s only request.
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Pres. Inman talks with Dr. Paul and Suzanne (Armitage) ’67 Drummond in 1999.
by Kent Propst, Director of Marketing Communication Society tends to “brand” its leaders, and college and brought distinction to herself and Central over these past university presidents are no exception. 18 years.” Some presidents are branded as enrollment-builders; When named the new president of then-Central others, as people who strengthen and expand academic Methodist College in 1995, Inman sensed it was a special programs. Still others are heralded as outstanding fundplace. She knew it was a fundamentally strong institution. raisers, or as builders or renovators of campus facilities. It also carried the United Methodist affiliation. Some gain acclaim as adroit business executives, mov“I wanted to be president at a UMC-related univering a college from troubled financial waters and returnsity,” Inman reflects. “That’s what I know, believe in, and ing it to fiscal soundness. Technological advances are the feel.” legacy of other presidents. During her job interview she was asked about her viA few are reputed to be strong administrators, deftly sion for Central. navigating an institution through trying times while “It was basically bringing the quality of the living and developing and surrounding themselves with a strong learning environments up to the quality of the academic management team. and co-curricular programs,” she responded. Rarely does a college CEO come along with strengths Central was struggling in a rapidly-changing world. in several of the aforementioned areas. The college was operating in the red; the infrastructure had Still more uncommon is one who excels in them all. considerable deferred maintenance; it was behind the times Yet any objective evaluation of Dr. Marianne E. technologically both in the classroom and administratively. Inman’s nearly 18-year tenure leading Central Methodist “You could see a lot of blemishes,” Inman admits. University leads one to the realization that she did, indeed, Though enrollment had been creeping up, thanks do it all – and then some. largely to Central’s innovative “2+2” partnerships with Inman announced in June that she would step down community colleges in Park Hills and Union, the growth next summer. A search committee is trying to find a sucrate wasn’t enough to cover expenses. The institution’s cessor (see related article). long-term debt had, by 1993, topped $6 million. “Successful governance can only be attained when There was no panic on the part of the Central governtrustees develop confidence in and can rely upon the ing board – but there was a clear sense of urgency. Things character and performance of the chief executive officer,” could not continue on that path. notes CMU Board Chair Glenn Cox, who is chairing the On March 31, 1995, the Board of Curators (now Board search committee. “Earning that trust is how Marianne has of Trustees) named Inman the 25th president of CMU.
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Central was about to embark on a very different path indeed. The path would lead Central to unprecedented heights – but like any upward path, it would mean a long, steep and challenging climb. Inman’s 18-year tenure breaks neatly into two nine-year blocks, the first from her arrival to the landmark 2004, when Central celebrated its 150th anniversary. That era was marked by a reversal of the fortunes of the venerable college, an aim to infuse the culture with confidence and optimism. The next nine years have in many respects been the harvest of all that was sown in the first nine. Dramatic expansion of CMU programs and services, facility upgrades, success in fundraising, record enrollment, all were made possible by early successes.
1995-2004: Setting the stage Marianne Inman had been vice president and dean at Northland College in Wisconsin for five years when Central hired her. Her credentials were impressive: an undergraduate degree from Purdue University in French, Spanish and English; a master’s in French literature and linguistics from Indiana University; the Ph.D. in foreign language education from the University of Texas at Austin. Inman’s career had taken her from Texas to Alaska and even to Tehran University in Iran, before Wisconsin. Eye-catching…but did degrees from major universities and her geographically diverse work experiences make her a candidate for success at a small, private college in rural Missouri? The Central Board certainly thought so, and time would prove them prescient. In her application, Inman emphasized the importance of a long-term strategic direction for the college. This would become a hallmark of the Inman presidency: set ambitious goals. Make a plan to achieve them. Execute the plan. Achieve the goals. Then repeat. Again, and again. Another principle to which Inman steadfastly adhered was, plan first around the needs of students. “Students appreciate her willingness to get involved with the various activities that occur around our campus,” current Student Government Association President Kristen Bailey noted. “Her contagious spirit for Central will be missed greatly.” 6
In her first “Message From The President” column in The Talon (Fall 1995), beyond the acknowledgement of the warm welcome she and husband David had received and their excitement joining Central, two points emerged that would recur often. The first was mention of the “2+2” cooperative programs that her predecessor, Joe Howell, had established with Missouri community colleges in Park Hills and in Union. The second was an emphasis on strategic planning. Prior to her arrival, total Fall 1994 enrollment was 1,132, with 857 in Fayette and the rest in Union and Park Hills. Total revenues were above $8.5 million; expenditures, unfortunately, were higher still. Central’s endowment stood at $11.2 million, and 184 were employed, either full-time or part-time, on the Fayette campus or at the extension sites. Fast forward to Central today, and the change is staggering. Enrollment this fall was a record 5,616, a nearly five-fold increase. The main campus enrolled 1,173, three shy of the fall 2010 record. Revenue last year eclipsed $27 million, and expenses were just under $24.5 million, yielding a net of better than $2.6 million. More than 500 people drew paychecks from Central. But a lot of hard ground was covered between those statistical mileposts. A Fall ’95 Talon article on her start at Central, headlined “All in a Day’s Work,” noted: “She shook more hands than a politician running for re-election, made her way into every building on campus, asked lots of questions, remembered everyone’s name, and attended every event she could possibly fit in. That was in her first week.” The story references “proposals for a new student union” (it would be a decade before that dream was realized) and a new master of education degree program. “The vision was transforming the physical plant to match our quality,” Inman says. “It’s impossible to sell excellence when what people see is not excellent.” The Talon soon heralded new programs in athletic training, criminal justice, and management. The new graduate program in education began with 30 students, and not long afterwards Central would award graduate degrees for the first time since before World War II. Change was in the air…and the fast pace would never abate. “We will think of community in broader terms than the campus alone…” she wrote in the Summer ’96 Talon. “We will never be afraid to take risks, to try new methods, and to do what we feel is right even in the face of opposition or resistance.” Determined to take Central into uncharted waters, Inman announced a $500,000 gift from Southwestern Bell to create a new “telecommunity center” videoconferencing facility in Smiley Library. There would be many more technological advances, and many more six-, and some seven-figure grants in the years ahead. By Fall 1997 enrollment hit 1,300 and the strategic plan was almost ready. Already there was talk of the physical renaissance of Central Methodist, though up to
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this point it had been mostly behind closed doors. “Because CMU has been “nimble” in its strategic planning we are at the cutting edge of modern education with a bright future,” notes Larry Peery, professor of physics and the senior faculty member who joined Central in 1967. “Marianne has much to be proud of with the major improvements to the Fayette campus. “She has also been mindful of the faculty and staff who are the heart and soul of Central,” Peery adds. “She has always provided funding to improve faculty and staff compensation and the work environment while maintaining a balanced budget.” Inman didn’t mince words in her Winter/Spring ’98 Talon column. It was, she wrote, time to deal with “the physical plant of our main campus in Fayette…with deferred maintenance projects, possible renovations, and…new construction.” By that summer (1998) Inman announced a Board-approved plan whose centerpiece was a new “College Commons” (later the Student and Community Center); ironically, it also included, among other things, the “renovation of Classic Hall,” a project that subsequently would be shelved for a decade. Improvements to T. Berry Smith Hall, upgrades to residence halls and athletic practice fields, lighting, security, and the perennial issue of parking were in the plan. True to her comprehensive style of managing Central fortunes, Inman also announced a review of the entire curriculum. She wrote in the Summer ’98 Talon: “At this dawn of the new millennium, Central Methodist College finds itself very much in a growth mode…our greatest challenge lies in three areas: helping students finance their education through scholarship assistance, supporting adequately our academic and student development programs, and addressing fully our needs in facilities and equipment.” The Talon Winter 1998-99 noted a fourth consecutive year in which the college operated with a “modest surplus.” Long-term debt, at $6+ million just six years earlier, had been halved. Yet the needs were still great, and Central facilities were not getting any younger. New academic programs, technological advances, curriculum revision, enrollment gains, living within one’s financial means…all were well and good. In fact, each was essential to the strong base Inman had planned and Central needed. As the millennium came to a close, the winter 1999-2000 Talon reported 2,500 donors had contributed more than $4 million, “the grandest one-year total of all time.” The endowment value was $19.5 million, up 85 percent since 1994. Critical though each building block was, none was particularly glamorous. What Central needed was something tangible, something big and bold, something that would require supporters to go beyond expressions of loyalty and love for their alma mater. The time had come for bricks and mortar. In a Talon article (20002001 Honor Roll edition) titled “Continued Fiscal Health,” Vice President Julee Sherman announced an $8 million bond issuance for a series of major upgrades. Most notable were residence hall improvements to Burford and Woodward Halls and a complete reconstruction of
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Presidential search committee tabbed A committee of 12 has been appointed to lead the search for the 26th president of Central Methodist University. Glenn Cox, chair of the CMU Board of Trustees, will chair the Presidential Search Committee. CMU has retained the services of AGB Search of Washington, D.C. to find the successor to current President Marianne E. Inman when she retires next June 30. Representing the CMU faculty will be Dr. James “Tiger” Gordon and Dr. Nancy Hadfield, while Student Governing Association President Kristen Bailey will represent students. Salum Stutzer and Kay Winegard are the staff representatives. Joe Garrett of Pacific, Mo., will represent the CMU Alumni Board. CMU Board of Trustee members joining Cox (Bartlesville, Okla.) on the committee include Bob Courtney of St. Louis, former board chair and current chair of its Strategic Planning Committee; Terry Henderson of Troy, chair of the Trusteeship and Governance Committee; Janet Jacobs of Fayette, chair of the Advancement and Alumni Relations Committee; Tad Perry of Ft. Pierre, S.D., vice chair of the Board; and Louann Shaner of Hilton Head, S.C., a member of the Learning and Teaching and the Strategic Planning Committees. Over the next several months the committee will receive and review applications, conduct interviews, and narrow the pool to the top candidates. The goal of the committee is to name the new President in early spring 2013. AGB Search is an affiliate of the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities. Drs. Bruce Alton and Saundra Tracy, both former presidents of independent colleges, will be the AGB Search liaisons. Between them they have conducted more than 100 presidential searches, and Dr. Alton actually assisted Central Methodist in 1994-95 when Dr. Inman was selected.
the interior of McMurry Hall. The commotion created by hammers and saws, trucks and work crews, was music to the ears of Centralites. It’s a good thing, too, because that cacophony would continue unabated for the remainder of Inman’s presidency. Another move Inman made about this time (2001) was the appointment of Director of Library Services Rita Gulstad to the position of dean of extended studies and learning resources, though Gulstad would remain at the library helm a while longer. Gulstad was to become the engineer to Inman’s architect in taking Central Methodist to new places and new levels. Sherman would insure the resources were there to make it happen. The extended Central family probably took a collective gasp in the spring of 2002 when Inman announced a $31.5 million “Campaign for Central.” Such a lofty goal would have been ambitious at an institution several times the size of Central. Six years earlier, Inman had proclaimed, “We will never be afraid to take risks”; yet the stakes could scarcely have been higher. Consider: Inman had never played the lead role in a capital campaign. The college had never undertaken an initiative a fraction the size of the Campaign for Central. Failure to reach the goal would likely have a chilling effect, not just on Central at that time, but on future fundraising efforts. The new Student and Community Center, with a price tag of nearly $15 million, was its centerpiece. It would replace the venerable but dilapidated Eyrie, a former World War II Officer’s Club from Camp Crowder in Neosho, Mo., moved to Fayette in 1947 as a “temporary” student union. Meanwhile, Fall 2002 enrollment hit 1,361. That number was about to skyrocket as Central prepared its new “dual credit” program, wherein outstanding Missouri high school students would take college-level coursework in their own schools. “Eyrie demolished to make way for new student center,” The Talon heralded (Summer 2003). “With a symbolic blow from an eight-pound sledgehammer wielded by CMC President Marianne E. Inman,” demolition commenced. In a week, the Eyrie was no more. Bolstering the Campaign for Central were two challenge grants, from the Mabee Foundation and the Kresge Foundation, totaling $2.25 million. A Sept. 30, 2003, deadline had to be met to generate matching dollars to fulfill the challenges. On that date, bells pealed across campus to celebrate completion of the challenge. Groundbreaking for the new Student and Community Center took place a soon after. The $31.5 million finish line would soon be crossed. If there had been any doubt this was a new era, it was obliterated by the Campaign for Central. Meanwhile, Fall 2003 enrollment hit 1,960 – a 44 percent spike. Inman also announced that Central was offering coursework in Columbia and Sedalia. It was a harbinger of bigger things soon to come. 8
In her Summer 2004 Talon “Message from the President,” Inman made another major announcement: Central Methodist College was no more. In recognition of its graduate programs, services beyond the main campus, and enrollment growth, the time had come. Welcome to Central Methodist University.
2004-present: Reaping the rewards 2004 marked the sesquicentennial of Central, a time for most to celebrate and reflect on the Central legacy. Inman scarcely paused. That simply was not her style. She was focused on the expansion of CMU’s educational mission both on the Fayette campus and in other locations. There were more graduate programs to launch, more places to take CMU, more technological and physical improvements to accomplish. By that winter (2004-05), Inman announced that gifts had exceeded $6.5 million, the greatest total ever at CMU and more than triple levels from less than a decade earlier. Fall ’04 enrollment broke 2,000 for the first time; in two years, the 3,000 barrier would be shattered. In the spring of 2005, Inman announced the new College of Graduate and Extended Studies (CGES), headed by Rita Gulstad. The move validated the increasingly important role that off-campus and graduate programming would continue to play. Undergraduate programs and services on the main campus were branded the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The Fall ’05 term saw the dedication of the 60,000 square foot Student and Community Center. “I’m convinced everybody just stood taller on campus, looked prouder, looked up,” Inman says of one of the signature achievements of her presidency. CMU also saw enrollment jump almost 800 students from the prior fall, the largest numerical increase in Central
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history. Within months Inman would announce new partnerships with community colleges in Sedalia and in Trenton. Graduate programs were found both on- and offcampus, the nursing program was accessible at six regional hospitals, and math courses were now offered in Columbia, “largely populated by University of Missouri students,” she noted in the winter 2005-06 Talon. CMU was moving rapidly into what Inman called “previously unexplored territory.” Off-campus programming, including high school dual enrollment, extended CMU’s reach to nearly 100 communities. “I’m fond of talking about the CMU system because that’s what we are,” Inman says. “It’s absolutely thrilling to know that a Central Methodist education is in such high demand.” At the same time, another round of strategic planning was underway; with most of the previous plan accomplished, it was time for a new vision. In higher education, an institution cannot maintain status quo for long: it either moves ahead or it flounders. With the momentum of the last decade, but so much more to be done, there would be no status quo at CMU. Goals included 1,000 students on the Fayette campus, achieved within the next two years (Fall 2008), and 1,500 in CGES (excluding dual credit), a mark realized by Fall 2010. Technology also continued to figure prominently in the strategic plan; in this day and age it never really goes away. Its importance was authenticated soon after by the promotion of 11-year CMU veteran Chad Gaines to the new position of vice president for information services. Inman is a “transformational leader who will leave an extraordinary legacy at Central Methodist University,” Gaines says. Also in the new plan were upgrades to athletic facilities. The Campaign for Eagle Athletics was launched soon
after, and completion of the $5 million fund drive meant another dream was realized. Each of CMU’s 14 intercollegiate athletics programs was enhanced as a result. A significant element was the new Glenn and Veronica Cox softball field; artificial turf and a new track at Davis Field, and upgrades to Puckett Field House were highly visible components, too. Yet moving CMU ahead wasn’t all fun and games, or simply a matter of Inman adding new “stuff.” Tough decisions were made and priorities established. Lowenrollment majors were deactivated. The general education curriculum would be reviewed. It was difficult, tedious, and sometimes contentious work, but essential to keep a growing university on track. By 2007 CMU’s Columbia program was moved to a suite of rooms in the Forum Shopping Center. Before long the University was leasing and renovating additional space there, and today CMU-Columbia boasts the largest enrollment of all CGES sites. The world of online learning was also just then taking off. In 2007 CMU offered eight classes online; today, more than 125 classes are accessible via the internet. The next year (2008) opened with great promise. The Campaign for Eagle Athletics was concluded and upgrades either completed or in progress. Campus fall enrollment broke the 1,000 threshold for the first time; total enrollment was within a fraction of 4,000 students. CMU’s operating budget for 2008-09 was up nearly $4 million in just two years. A new CGES site was added in Poplar Bluff in southeast Missouri. Meanwhile, the University was in the “silent phase” of a new capital campaign, targeting $5 million to renovate an old friend that had sat on the south edge of campus, shuttered and brooding, for nearly 30 years: Classic Hall. All the energy and momentum would soon face an enormous challenge not of CMU’s creation. The financial collapse of 2008 exploded in September with the failure of large Wall Street banks and a plummeting stock market. The world was in chaos. The next few years proved difficult for higher education, and particularly so for virtually every small, private college. Some didn’t survive; others had to implement draconian cuts just to stay afloat. As the severity of the economic disaster unfolded, there would have been a temptation to cancel, or at least postpone, the Classic Hall campaign. Indeed, 2009 would prove to be the worst year in the history of philan-
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thropy. Endowment values nosedived across the nation, and charitable gifting was devastated as donors held onto their resources for dear life. Central was far from immune. But careful planning, prudent financial management, momentum, and plain old fashioned hard-work kept the University moving forward at a time others were facing calamity. By Fall 2009, Central celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Extended Studies program. From its humble beginnings in Park Hills with 28 students, more than 3,100 students were attending CMU through CGES. Total enrollment went over 4,000 students for the first time ever; within two years the 5,000-student threshold would be breached. An article in the Spring 2010 Talon noted that “Plans to restore Classic Hall…are moving along at a rapid pace.” The campaign, entitled “A Classic Renaissance,” had just broken the midpoint to its $5 million goal. As charitable giving worldwide struggled mightily, CMU was again bucking steep odds. The year 2010 also marked CMU’s expansion into St. Louis, as well as new partnerships in Clinton and Macon. Soon after, a new venture in Waynesville with another Missouri community college would be launched. Fall 2010 enrollment on the main campus hit 1,176, a record that still stands – though the past two fall terms have been within an eyelash of that mark. CGES continued its inexorable growth, and a $21.6 million budget was necessary to feed the beast. In spite of the still-troubled economy, CMU revenues exceeded expenses by nearly $3 million. In October 2010, CMU’s old friend The Mabee Foundation gave the Classic Renaissance campaign a big boost with a $1,080,500 challenge grant - a good thing, too, as project costs had pushed the campaign goal up to more than $5.4 million. Renovation of Classic was already underway even before the campaign goal had been reached, such was the confidence in Inman, Board members, and Central as a whole. By September 2012 the project, and campaign were essentially concluded. Classes resumed in Classic Hall exactly 100 years after the first students walked its halls. Of the three campaigns conducted during the Inman era, the first – the $31.5 million Campaign for Central - was by far the most ambitious, and likely the most difficult given the fact that Central had never attempted a campaign of such proportions. The Campaign for Eagle Athletics was a challenge for other reasons. Though thousands of student-athletes have donned Eagle green through the years, raising money for a specific, limited, and co-curricular purpose was tricky – and ultimately another enormous success. Yet in many ways, the Classic Renaissance campaign may have been the most difficult of all. Launched just weeks before the collapse on Wall Street and conducted during gloomy economic times, its success in some ways typifies the Inman era: set the goal high. Work collaboratively and tirelessly, and cut no corners. Don’t take no for an answer. Achieve the goal. “Not only has Dr. Inman moved CMU to the next 10
level, she has been a major influence on so many lives, including mine,” says Ken Oliver ’93, Vice President for Institutional Growth and Student Engagement. “To say ‘thank you’ is not nearly enough. She will be long remembered for the things the university has achieved during her time at CMU.” The Classic campaign was different for another reason: it would be Inman’s final one. There will be more CMU initiatives - one potentially targeting Stedman Hall has already occupied a lot of Inman’s, and others’, time and energy. But it won’t be her campaign: if she couldn’t finish it, Inman vowed not to start it. In the meantime, there is work to be done, and Inman would not be comfortable, nor happy, coasting into retirement next June. There is a $24 million institution to run, and more than 5,600 students are counting on CMU for a high-quality, relevant, affordable education. Inman has set a goal of 1,500 students on the Fayette campus by the year 2020. Given current facilities, that number will essentially fill the main campus as it is known today. Ironically, for someone who has achieved so much due to careful planning for the university, Inman’s own plans upon joining Central were imprecise, to put it mildly. “I didn’t have an end point on my career map,” she chuckles. She does now. Advice for the newcomer? “Love this institution with every fiber of your being and work tirelessly in its advancement,” Inman says. “And that’s it.” In the meantime there will be commencements to attend, one more budget to hammer out, countless decisions to make. Then there are the inevitable farewells. “I’ve already shed a few buckets full of tears and have a few more buckets to go,” she says. “I can’t imagine anything I could do that could bring me more personal and professional fulfillment; I just think I’ve had it all. It’s wonderful.” And then, she and David will head for Texas to spend their retirement years. “I’m deeply grateful for all the people here who make this happen,” Inman says. “Every day I’m proud of how we look, of what I know we do, what our students are accomplishing. It’s an enormous privilege to be part of this.” Odds are, the dynamic lady who has done so much for venerable Central Methodist won’t let any grass grow beneath her feet in Texas. The hope is, she will return often to the university she has done so much to build. Editor’s Note: This feature doesn’t touch on many other elements of The Inman Era: her efforts to help develop and strengthen the CMU governing board, her work as president of the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, her service as president of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri and legislative lobbyist, her involvement in community development efforts, and her former chairmanship of the Missouri Humanities Council are by no means a comprehensive list; but instead a cross-section of areas in which she engaged beyond the daily management of the University.
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A Classic homecoming weekend Homecoming 2012 brought out the best of the best and a little less, too. The day was terrific until an unwelcome guest, rain, arrived around lunch and created some challenges for the football team, the marching band half-time routine, and the Homecoming Court. But the day had already been full of joy and exuberance with one of the best parades ever held and the long-awaited dedication of the renovated Classic
followed by the enormous CMU Marching Band, led a long meandering series of floats, bands, and honorees through the town and around the square. The theme was “‘90s television shows.” In some years the visiting bands are sparse due to conflicts in schedules; however, that was not the case this time. Bands showed up from high schools
Hall, not to mention the Friday evening gathering of alumni and friends at Emmet’s on the Courthouse Square. Friday night’s social hour led into some dinners as longtime friends reunited and refused to let the evening’s festivities end. Although it rained during the night, Saturday brought a perfect autumn morning. Parade Marshals President Marianne E. Inman and husband David,
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in Fayette, Glasgow, and Salisbury. The one that got the most attention, though, was the newly formed CMU Alumni Floating Band (playing “Barnum,” of course). Membership drew heavily from the Alumni Band that gathers and plays at Central every summer. Hopefully, this will be an annual addition to the CMU Homecoming Parade. Immediately following the parade, more people than could be tucked into Classic Hall celebrated the dedication of Classic as a center for the arts and music on campus. Many of the people attending remembered Classic in its earlier, less glorious days. Regaling the crowd with such memories were Board of Trustees members Tad Perry ’65, whose father taught in Classic Hall, and where he himself had spent innumerable hours as a guest in his father’s classroom; and Janet Jacobs ’77, who especially remembered Spanish in Classic Hall with Dr. Joe Murtagh. Also sharing past
In addition to President Inman, speakers included (clockwise from left) Judy Rethwisch, Janet Jacobs, Kristen Bailey, and Tad Perry.
and future thoughts were Dr. Inman; president of the Alumni Association Judy Rethwisch ’65, who met the love of her life, Braxton ’64, in one particularly embarrassing incident in class dealing with trenchcoats and pajamas; and Kristen Bailey ’13, the current SGA president, who looked forward to the many new memories that will be born in the refurbished Classic Hall. The dedication ceremony began with a prayer by Lucas Endicott, campus chaplain, followed by the CMU Chorale (and alumni) singing their theme song “Beautiful Savior.” Later in the ceremony they performed a version of “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” which they subsequently performed on their fall tour. At the end of the dedication, the CMU Marching Band played their theme song from the band room across the hall—a rousing rendition of “Barnum and Bailey.” Hundreds of people attended the dedication.
Above, the ribbon is officially cut. Below, the band (left) played “Barnum” and the choir welcomed alumni to sing “Beautiful Savior.”
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At the Gallery, left, Dee Bland Woodward ’55 (r) talks with her daughter, Gina Wyckoff (l), and Judy Lay. Below, President Inman (center), speaks with Anna Mae Besgrove Hodge ’44 (r) and Janet Jacobs.
A Dream Denied: A Retrospective of the Works of Cornelia Kuemmel (1863 - 1938)
January 27 - May 12, 2013 Reception: January 27 Sun., Tues, Wed., Thurs. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tours available by arrangement. Left, Tim Nadeau (l) and Lesley Oswald (r) pause to discuss art in front of two of The Ashby-Hodge Gallery’s Bingham paintings.
Office: 660 248 6304 Gallery: 660 248 6324 Portrait of Young Woman Cornelia Kuemmel Oil on Panel, 1890s
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During and after the dedication, The AshbyHodge Gallery of American Art showed off its new space on the first level of Classic. Visitors were amazed by the huge amount of space the gallery now has to display works and the special show, Shades of Americana, currently in the front gallery. That exhibition shows paintings from the collection of CMU Board of Trustees Chairman Glenn Cox ’51 and his wife, Veronica (Ronnie) Cox, a delightful initiation for the gallery. By the time lunch rolled around, events had, as much as possible, been moved inside due to the impending rain. Tailgating was an informal affair in the Bergsten Dining Hall in the Student and Community Center, and class photos split their times between the raindrops outside and the dry lobby. After the football game began in earnest, so did the rain. It was a soggy field that the Eagles took against the Graceland Hornets, and Central sadly lost by three points. The halftime entertainment was shortened somewhat, but the band played on in their green Central slickers, sounding as good as ever. The Homecoming Court was introduced as people peered out from beneath umbrellas to watch the honorees cross the field under CMU umbrellas. The Queen and King were announced—Kristen Bailey, SGA president, and Eagle football star Burton Iosefa (photo, above). They were crowned by a damp but good-natured Dr. Inman. Following the game, various teas and social gatherings continued on in the stormy weather, including an all-alumni invitation to a soiree at Braxton and Judy Rethwisch’s home. Back in Classic, a group of former band members, mostly from the late 1960s and early 1970s 14
gathered for a second dedication, the establishment of the Paul A. Montemurro Award. (see p. 15) The evening of Homecoming was the third and final showing on campus of The FlyBoys (copy of advertising poster below). The movie, executively produced by Lisle Moore Jr. ’67, was made available to Central to raise money for the Montemurro Award. The amazing independent movie has a soundtrack composed by Lisle Moore III, the son of Lisle and Danie Brumagin ’68 Moore; and it has a stack of awards to its name. “Music has always been an important aspect of my family’s lives,” Lisle Jr. says. “And my son, Lisle III, has taken it a step farther with a career in film score composing. The score to The FlyBoys was composed by Lisle III and recorded in Prague with symphony musicians, and the post production sound editing was done by George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound at Skywalker Ranch in California.” The Moores’ daughter, Melinda Moore Henry, graduated from Central in 1990; and her son, JohnMichael Emmons is currently a junior at CMU. JohnMichael and the rest of the Beta Mus of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia set up the showings and sold popcorn and soft drinks to help the bottom line.
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Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 9:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 (Homecoming), at 7:00 p.m. Stedman Hall on the campus of Central Methodist University Cost: $5 per person (First 20 CMU students with ID free at the Sept. 12 showing) Popcorn and soft drinks available for purchase at shows Tickets: Market Street Floral on Main Street, at the door, or from Phi Mu Alphas in the Student and Community Center lobby during lunch. Rated PG-13. ALL proceeds support the recently established Professor Paul A. Montemurro Award for music. These screenings made possible by the graciousness of the Lisle Moore family. Sponsored by CMU, Beta Mu of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and CMU Student Government Association
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Passion and Excellence = Paul A. Montemurro The late Paul A. Montemurro ’58 wasn’t able to be at a ceremony unveiling a plaque in his name. Yet the celebration was no doubt music to his ears. Former students and colleagues, family and friends, and current CMU band students filled the large new band room on the third floor of Classic Hall for the ceremony late Homecoming afternoon. Montemurro, who returned to CMU as a faculty member in 1967 and rebuilt and led the program before leaving in 1972 to head the band program at Oklahoma State University, was fondly and warmly – and often humorously – remembered during the ceremony, organized and emceed by John Cheary ’70. Rev. Dan Adkison ’72, another Montemurro protégé – gave the invocation. Murphy Tetley ’71 regaled the packed room with stories of lessons learned from “Prof” Montemurro. Other speakers included Janet Jacobs ’77, a member of the CMU Board of Trustees; Dr. Dori Waggoner ’92, dean of the Swinney
Conservatory; and current CMU Band Director Skip Vandelicht ’77. Paula Montemurro Lindon, Paul’s daughter, was called upon to give remarks on behalf of the Montemurro family, reminding everyone of the special place in their hearts for CMU and Fayette. Fresh from the Homecoming football game, the CMU Marching Band performed a pair of marches to entertain the audience, including one final rendition of “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite.” The other was “The Billboard March” by Klohr, arranged by Andy Glover ’83. The festivities concluded when Cheary unveiled the plaque for the new Paul A Montemurro Award, to be presented annually to a band member to “continue his powerful dedication to students and musicianship.” This new award has been established by CMU alumni and supporters. To donate to this award, contact the Office of Advancement.
by John Cheary ’70 Central College, 1953. Paul Montemurro had just received an honorable discharge from the 371st Army Band and had come to Central for an education. His temperamental nature was balanced by his warmth, humor, and exceptional trumpet playing, making him a favorite on campus. In 1967, this stout, barrel-chested man with a noticeable limp returned as director of bands at his alma mater. He inherited a very small band; but before the first rehearsal, he sent his students into the dorms to recruit new members. He had the vision to recognize that the then-Central Methodist College department of bands could not succeed unless he assumed the role of recruiter. He became master of the trade, traveling throughout the state, giving free clinics to high school bands directed by CMC graduates. After the rehearsal he would look at a high school student and say, “You need Central Methodist and Central Methodist needs you.” The results were unprecedented. At a time when Central’s enrollment stretched to reach six hundred, the band was more than one hundred strong. In 1968, Montemurro initiated the annual high school Jazz Festival. His 1969 brass choir was the first Swinney Conservatory performing ensemble to be invited to appear at the prestigious Missouri Music Educators State Conference. The 1970 Concert Band was next in line--the first of many subsequent performances. His Marching Eagle Bands performed for the St. Louis Cardinal Football game (1968) and the Kansas City Chiefs (1969). Both games had regional television coverage. His 1972 Concert Band was selected to perform at the Southwest Divisional Meeting of the Music Educators National Conference held in Albuquerque, N.M. The Concert Band received several standing ovations from an audience full of music educators from the finest universities and high schools across the nation. The CMC Concert Band had arrived! Under Montemurro, the pursuit of excellence started when he raised his baton on day one and did not end until the last note of the recessional at graduation. Every rehearsal of every ensemble was a battle for perfection. This high level of expectation created frustration, conflict, excitement and— ultimately—moving performances. Interspersed in this never-ending intensity were deep levels of caring. He was always there for his “band kids.” Even after we graduated, he would do everything he could to help us. Montemurro was buoyant, expansive, passionate. His teaching was communicated intuitively. To benefit, you had to be “tuned in” to him—what he was trying to say, what he was feeling. He smiled with his entire body, and he roared like a jet. But he placed his trumpet on his lips with a look of unbearable joy as it filled the room with unimaginable creativity. The power of his playing lifted everyone. His rehearsal techniques became etched into our musical DNA. Many of his CMC graduates became enormously successful band directors, professional musicians, authors, and clinicians. In July Prof. Montemurro passed away. During his funeral service in St. Joseph, Mo., the list of his accomplishments took several minutes to read. We were all spellbound during the reading. Because of his humble nature, we were unaware of his many honors and outstanding accomplishments. In deepest gratitude for his influence on our lives, the Paul A. Montemurro Award has been created to benefit a student exhibiting similar enthusiasm, leadership, and musicianship. From left: John Cheary unveils the Montemurro plaque; Murph Tetley, Paula Montemurro Lindon, and Rev. Dan Adkison speak; the plaque up close.
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HOMECOMING CLASS PHOTOS
Class of 1967
from left, Row 1: Ruthie Haney Schwieterman, Sue Gillilan Martin; Row 2: Bob Hansen, Lisle Moore Jr., David Holsinger, Walter Shull
Class of 1977
from left, Row 1: Beth Aulbur Nanneman, Laura Ivy Buck, Rebecca DeWeese Harbison, Sharon Perkinson McNeill, Phyllis Hayes Lucas; Row 2: Janet Jacobs, Roy “Skip” Vandelicht, Greg Thurmon, Robert McNeill, Dennis Hansen, Keith Robins, Mark Eggleston, Sam Lucas
Class of 1972
from left, Row 1: Patricia Jordan Hilgedick, Terry Greiner Bentley, Linda Thies Overstreet; Row 2: Craig Bennett, Tim Carter, Pat Nemitz Adkison, Edgar Kinkade, Dan Adkison, Mike Vaughn
Class of 1982
from left, Row 1: Jacque Allred Cheary, Nancee Anderson Gladden, Linda Conner Seidt, Janet Jackson, Susan Clark Reichert, Kim Stoll Caldwell, Joni Stevenson Frevert, Rob Baker; Row 2: Mike Humphrey, Mark Babalian, Keith Shostrom, Tim Kistler, David Lemke, John Yuelkenbeck, Lisa Stacy Grommet, Nancy Walker Peacock, Sarah Ahnstedt Page, Jamie Page, Bekki Jackson Galloway
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Class of 1997
Class of 1987
from left, Brian Smith, Chris Smoot
from left, Lori Rogers Lanning, Ruth Ann Longstreet O’Keefe, Doug Wright, Wendy Slagle Sheehan, Jennifer Ellison Bell
Class of 1992
from left, Row 1: Paula Mohan, Amy Haberkorn, Lara Webb Fors, Dori Thomas Waggoner; Row 2: Scott Haberkorn, Alan Marshall, Mike “Bundy” Auchly, Noal Presley
Class of 2007
from left, Row 1: Jessica Selega, Ivy Taylor Townley, Elizabeth Platt Reinert; Row 2: Todd Oberlin, David Reinert
Class of 2002
from left, Sonya Addison, Stephanie Harman, Debbie Jennings Forderhase
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Painting a better future: Paintings from the collection of Glenn ’51 and Veronica Cox by Cathy Thogmorton A painter looks at life around him and is drawn to share the pictures and the emotions he feels. He takes up his canvas, selects his brushes, and chooses a color palette. When he lays paint on canvas, the picture becomes a part of who he is. He must paint. He has no choice. And if he is blessed, his work touches others, too. Glenn Cox, from Bartlesville, Okla., is an artist of a different kind. His “canvas” is life onto which he paints his joy, his determination and his sense of humanity. His brush strokes are his actions, which touch lives and change them forever, as does an artist with his paints. Glenn has no other choice. And his work touches many people in myriad ways and diverse places. Glenn and his wife, Veronica (Ronnie), also love the traditional concept of art, especially painting; and they have been sharing part of their collection with The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art. The show titled “Shades of Americana,” runs through December 6 in the gallery, now located in the newly renovated Classic Hall, on a floor which has been named in honor of the Coxes. Glenn was born into a Missouri farming family. Like many artists, as a youth he had no idea where his life would lead. The hope of college seemed dim. However, his Methodist minister saw potential in this young man. With the help of this minister and Central College (now CMU), Glenn acquired scholarships, grants and jobs that allowed him to enter Central in 1947 to study business. After a stint as a pilot in the Air Force and marriage to his high school sweetheart, Veronica Martin, Glenn was
recruited by Phillips Petroleum. He rose steadily in the ranks; and by 1991 when he retired, it was as president and COO of Phillips. Having set aside some of his personal passions for the sake of his career, Glenn again turned his attention to coloring his world with shared gratitude for what he had received in life. Glenn and Ronnie paint a scene around them of philanthropy, generosity, and leadership. Glenn has served multiple terms on the CMU Board of Trustees and currently chairs the Board. He has helped lead several capital campaigns for Central. He has also served on the board of Southern Methodist University and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. He has received the highest honors given to volunteers in the Boy Scouts of America, including the Silver Buffalo Award; and he works in multiple capacities to aid the United Methodist Church, especially Bartlesville First UMC, where he and Ronnie have belonged for decades. As a couple, Glenn and Ronnie have led multiple capital campaigns at CMU. In honor, their names grace the rotunda of the Student and Community Center, the baseball and softball complex, and the first level of the newly restored Classic Hall which now houses The Ashby-Hodge Gallery and which was dedicated in October. Dr. Marianne Inman, president of CMU, states emphatically, “A list of highlights does not do justice to the remarkably fine, unfailingly considerate, and extraordiClockwise from upper left: Glenn and Veronica (Ronnie) Cox, whose generosity made the exhibition possible; “Bucket Road Farm” by David Hettinger, whose works show that the past, even when it’s gone, enriches the current moment; “The“Endangered Species” by Roberta Smith. When not painting, Smith conducts art therapy workshops and works for environmental causes.
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Photos from left: Former Ashby-Hodge curator, Tom Yancey, discusses the Cox collection with Sabra Tull Meyer; “Music Makes the Heaven Light” by E. Melinda Morrison, who captures and shares the intimacy of people at their daily work; and Melissa Williams and Tom Stauder, in foreground, and Dorothy Jean Ayres and Susan Markland Donnelly ’70 visit during the opening reception for Shades of Americana.
narily capable and generous gentleman that Glenn Cox is.” Along the way, the Coxes began to collect actual paintings of young artists. Glenn claims it was all his wife’s doing. “The idea of collecting art was not on our ‘to do’ list,” he confesses. “One afternoon in the fall of 1983 Ronnie decided to attend an art show at a local gallery that had excellent connections with many emerging younger artists as well as a number of established painters. “I stayed home to watch a football game,” he adds ruefully. “When she returned, she said, ‘Guess what I bought!’ It was a small oil on canvas landscape entitled ‘Rio Hondo’ by Paul Strisik that reminded her of where she and her parents had lived in Colorado. “And that,” Glenn observes, “is how you start an art collection.” Thirty years later the Coxes have helped many a young artist toward a successful career. Their collection is eclectic in theme, style, and medium. When they built a new house a few years ago, they had to add a gallery hall in order to house all their art treasures. “The majority of our selections were based on visual appeal and being reasonably priced,” he explains.
“Whatever it was, we both had to like it. Neither of us has artistic skills, but we do admire and enjoy the work of those who use color to portray the pleasant and intriguing visual images that appeal to us.” The physical art Glenn and Ronnie Cox own parallels the virtual canvas that they themselves have “painted,” full of simple beauty, compassion, contemplation, warmth, nostalgia, and love. The Coxes continue to paint the world a shade better than they found it. Below, right: “Strolling on the Beach” by Pino. He grew up around beautiful and confident women, as reflected in his art. He is also known for more than 3,000 illustrations for romance novel book covers. Left: “Vegetable Market - San Francisco El Alto” by William Kalwick, who often paints Mexican and Guatemalan descendants of the Mayan culture.
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Waggoner leads arts as new dean of Swinney Conservatory The move from faculty to administration was a simple one physically for Central Methodist University’s Dr. Dori Waggoner—in fact, she kept her old office in CMU’s Swinney Conservatory. That doesn’t mean the change was simple. After all, Waggoner’s career has focused on teaching music since she graduated from CMU with a bachelor of music education degree in 1992. Now, that focus has changed, though only to a degree, with her appointment as chair of CMU’s Division of Fine and Performing Arts and Dean of the Swinney Conservatory of Music in July 2012. She replaced Dr. Barbara Anderson, who was promoted to associate dean for academics at CMU. “I am thrilled that this new position will allow me to continue teaching, which I love, but will afford me a new challenge in becoming an administrator,” Waggoner says. Born in California, Waggoner and her family moved to Fayette when she was in elementary school. She and her husband, J.B. Waggoner, live in Fayette with their son, Thomas, a senior at Fayette High School this year. In addition to her undergraduate degree from CMU, Waggoner received her master of music degree and her doctorate in music education, both from the University of Missouri. Waggoner will provide leadership for the music, theatre, and art programs at CMU, and supervise seven fulltime faculty and numerous part-time instructors. Budget oversight, student recruitment and scholarship allocation, assistance in fundraising, and facilities management are among the duties of her new post. “I am certain there will be tasks and responsibilities that will surprise me, but I take great comfort in knowing that the department faculty and staff are hard-working professionals,” Waggoner says. “We are a good team, and though my role on that team is changing, I have no doubt we will continue to offer a high-quality, student-centered arts education at CMU.” Waggoner returned to CMU in 2010 as assistant professor of music after serving in a similar capacity at Kansas State University. Previously she taught music part-time at CMU, concurrently serving as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Missouri for three years. She also spent three years (2006-09) as assistant to the editor for the Journal of Research in Music Education. Waggoner’s resumé also shows service as a field experi-
ence supervisor at Missouri State University in Springfield; as director of bands for Westran Public Schools in Huntsville; and six years as band and choir director for the New Franklin Public Schools. She maintains an active schedule as a performing musician (flute), and as a music clinician and adjudicator, too. Such a diversity of experience has helped prepare her for her new leadership role, but Waggoner recognizes the pressure that comes with providing direction for CMU’s highly-regarded fine and performing arts programs. And she acknowledges she will miss the classroom and the music rehearsal rooms, though she will continue to
teach some classes. “CMU is a wonderful place to be because of the great people and the students we teach,” she says. “It is my goal to maintain the camaraderie, the intellectual curiosity, and the high quality that we enjoy.”
CMU @ THE ZOO! Mark your calendars for June 23, 2013 Enjoy a picnic buffet and spend a wild day among the animals with our host, CMU Trustee and zoo docent Brock Lutz.
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Faculty and staff activities Cindy Dudenhoffer, associate professor of library science, published a paper, “Pin it! Pinterest as a Library Marketing and Information Literacy Tool” in the June 2012 issue of C&RL News. “Pinterest,” she writes, “allows members to ‘pin’ items or images found on the Internet to a ‘pinboard,’ which can then be easily shared through an e-mail link or by following the creator.” Dr. Jeremy Reed, assistant professor of English, Cindy Dudenhoffer, director of Smiley Library, and Dr. Annette Van, assistant professor of English, presented a workshop entitled “Technology Exists! Now What? How to Design Assignments that Integrate Technology” in November at the Focus on Teaching Technology Conference at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Barb Thurmon, assistant professor of education, was awarded the Riegel Faculty Science Award at the end of the 2011-12 school year. Dr. O.A. (Berre) Robinson, professor of philosophy, is now a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. He teaches a course in Thanatology each spring. Nicolette Yevich, director of the James C. Denneny, Jr., Career Development Center, received the Humanitarian Award from Shippensburg University during its alumni weekend in June.
The alumni award is presented to someone who has a direct impact on diversity and cultural experiences of students on campus. Yevich is a 1996 master’s degree graduate of Shippensburg. Also in June, Yevich was appointed to the Missouri College Personnel Association (MoCPA) Executive Board and will serve as the Private Institution Representative. In this role she will represent the unique interests and challenges of student affairs professionals from private institutions of higher education.
Dr. John Perkins, associate professor of music, performed with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra (MSO) in the month of June and with the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra in July. He will also have another CD review of the Lyric Brass Quintet from Pacific Lutheran University that will be published in the March 2013 issue of the International Trumpet Guild Journal.
Kevin Carnahan, assistant professor of philosophy and religion, published an editorial for Political Theology (June 7, 2012) titled “The Devil You Know? Christianity and the Crisis in Syria.” (viewable online at http://www.politicaltheology.com/ blog/?p=2218) In July he presented a Dr. John Perkins (middle) hams it up for the camera paper with J. Aaron Simmons with members of the trumpet section of MSO, Iskander of Furman University called Akhmadullin (left) and Alan Evans. “On the Continued Relevance of Impossible Ethical Ideals: Dr. Mozaffar Rahmatpanah Niebuhr and Levinas” at the Ninth (Coach Moz), professor of physical Biennial Personalist Seminar at education, and Tara Brackman, assisWestern Carolina University. tant professor of physical education, Carnahan serves as president of took seven CMU physical education The Niebuhr Society and as book majors to the Missouri Association review editor for the International for Health, Physical Education, Journal of Public Theology. Recreation, and Dance Convention. New music faculty Dr. Jennifer The convention focused on adoMuñiz, assistant professor of music, lescent and young adult health issues, and husband Dr. Jorge technology in the classroom, and Muñiz, adjunct professor other wellness and physical education of music, served as judges strategies. in the District IV Honors Dr. Kavita Hatwalkar, assistant Auditions of the Missouri professor of English, taught this sumMusic Teachers Association mer for the University of New Orleans in September. He was also International Summer School in the pianist for the fall theInnsbruck, Austria, for six weeks. She atre production of I Love taught two English classes to students You, You’re Perfect, Now from American universities. She also Change. traveled to Prague, Vienna, Paris, and Munich while she was in Europe. Shippenburg University President William N Ruud, Ph.D. (left) presents the Alumni Humanitarian Award to Nicolette Yevich, CMU’s director of the James C. Denneny, Jr., Career Development Center.
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Student and faculty awards announced Student, faculty and staff honors were awarded at two occasions during the first week of CMU’s new school year—the Opening Convocation and the faculty/staff initial gathering. President Inman presented a prestigious new faculty award at Opening Convocation, The Carolyn and Tad Perry Fellow Award. The award honors a faculty member who has gone the “extra mile” for Central students, who has shown a commitment to student experiences, growth, and achievement. This year’s Carolyn and Tad Perry Fellow is Greg Thurmon ’77, CMU assistant professor of biology. Thurmon joined the faculty in 2007 after a long career teaching high Greg Thurmon with Academic school in Chillicothe, Dean and VP Dr. Rita Gulstad Mo. He also won the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Momberg Gold Chalk Award this fall, an expression of the respect and camaraderie the students feel for him. President Inman also presented five awards to students at Convocation, based on their performance as new CMU students during the 2011-12 school year. Nahom Asfaw, a biology major from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, received the Demaree Prize, which honors the freshman with the highest scholastic average. Kayla Asfaw, above, and Heidbrink, a bioloHeidbrink gy major from Linn, Mo., was honored with the E.E. Rich Award. The criteria for this sophomore female student award include out22
standing scholastic achievement and leadership. Tyler Winn, a business major from St. Louis, Mo., was given the Kim Everett Award, based on a student’s concern for CMU, diverse involvement on campus, leadership, concern for Winn fellow students, and academic scholarship. The award is named for Kim Everett, CMU freshman class president in 1972-73 who died tragically at the beginning of his sophomore year. Amber Sartain, a nursing major from Boonville, was presented the Tau Kappa Epsilon Outstanding Freshman Female Award. The recipient of this award has shown strong academic standing, dedication, involveSartain ment, and commitment to the mission and goals of CMU. Joe Jefferies, an English major from Fayette, received the ODK Outstanding Freshman Leadership Award, based on his overall campus leadership abilities. Recipients of this award are nominated by CMU faculty and selected by ODK members. Omicron Jefferies Delta Kappa is a national honorary leadership organization for juniors and seniors with membership based on achievement in scholastic and extracurricular activities. At the faculty/staff gathering, Inman conferred the annual ODK awards for faculty and staff. The top honor, the ODK Chester A. Hanson Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2011-12, was presented to Dr. Dori Waggoner ’92, assistant professor of music and new dean of the Swinney Conservatory of Music.
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Other teachers honored with ODK Momberg Gold Chalk Awards, in addition to Greg Thurmon, were Brandy Parker ’03, assistant professor of nursing; and Dr. Elizabeth Gold, assistant professor of psychology. Rev. Lucas Endicott, CMU campus chaplain and senior minister for the two United Methodist Churches in Fayette—Linn Memorial UMC and St. Paul UMC—was honored with the ODK Outstanding Staff of the Year award. One additional faculty/staff award presented this fall was the United Methodist Institution of Higher Education and Ministry Exemplary Teacher Award. This award went to Dr. Jeremy Reed, assistant professor of English, who has been with Central since 2008.
Dr. Dori Waggoner
Dr. Elizabeth Gold
Dr. Jeremy Reed
Rev. Lucas Endicott
Central Methodist adds four full-time faculty Missouri - St. Louis. Four full-time faculty members began their new Jennifer Muñiz has joined CMU’s Swinney careers at Central Methodist University with the recent Conservatory as assistant professor of music. She comes to start of the new academic year, according to Dr. Rita Fayette from Indiana Gulstad, vice presiUniversity - South dent and dean of the Bend, where she was university. visiting assistant The quartet professor of music represents diverse last year and assistant programs on camprofessor of music the pus, from biology to previous five years. criminal justice, muMuñiz also served sic and psychology, as staff accompanist Gulstad notes, and all for the Master of come with outstandSacred Music Program ing credentials and at the University of experience. Notre Dame in 2010“Central 2011; she was also an Methodist University instructor and accomis honored and expanist for Notre Dame cited to have them from 2007-2011. join our faculty,” With a bachelor’s Gulstad says. “Each New full-time and adjunct teachers began the school year with meetings. of music degree from possesses a wealth, From left to right, Connie Johnmeyer, Joe Jimerson, Dana Morris, Darrell Jordan, the University of depth, and breadth Melissa Baughman, Keith Abernathy, Jennifer Muñiz, Mark Nelson, and Jackie Anson. Minnesota, and both of knowledge in their a master’s degree and respective discipline, a doctor of musical arts degree from the Manhattan School as our students will soon appreciate.” of Music—each in piano performance—Muñiz has been Keith Abernathy, assistant professor of criminal jusactive as a performer as well as an educator. tice, may be new to CMU, but he is hardly a newcomer to The new CMU assistant professor of biology is Dana the area. He’s been with either Moberly Area Community Morris. Morris was an adjunct assistant professor and College or with Columbia College since the late 1990s, in a conservation program coordinator in Fisheries and variety of capacities. Wildlife Sciences at the University of Missouri - Columbia Most recently he was program coordinator for from 2005-2009. She spent 2004 as a research associate the Serving the Public Servants Program at Columbia with the African Conservation Centre in Kenya. College, as well as teaching criminal justice part time for Morris most recently has been a post-doctoral Fellow both Moberly Area Community College and Columbia. at the University of Missouri, working with Dr. John Abernathy was director of MACC’s Law Enforcement Faaborg on research involving the Missouri Ozark Forest Training Center for two years and spent seven years Ecosystem Project. She has also been the Stream Team coas a public safety officer at Southeast Missouri State ordinator with the Missouri Department of Conservation, a University. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri naturalist with the Department of Natural Resources, and a State and a master’s in criminal justice administration from program assistant with the Kansas City Zoo. Morris has a doctorate in biology and a master’s and Columbia College. Jacqueline Anson, the new assistant professor of psy- bachelor’s in fisheries and wildlife, all from the University of Missouri. chology, just received her doctorate in social psychology Central also welcomed a number of adjunct professors from the University of Rochester (N.Y.). She has master’s degrees from the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs spread across the curricular areas. Some were available to stay for photos, as seen in the picture above. and from the University of Rochester, and a bachelor’s of science degree from Illinois State University. Anson has been teaching and working at the University of Rochester since 2007 while she pursued her Ph.D. there. She was a teaching assistant, and lab instruction and graduate research assistant at the University of Colorado from 2004-2007. She also spent 2002-2003 as a teaching and research assistant with the University of
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Interns continue work with ongoing ecosystem research project Dr. Paul Porneluzi, CMU management on the ecosystem. professor of biology, reports anInterns learn a variety of other class of interns from Central techniques to survey forest bird has worked in the Missouri abudance and reproductive Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project success. (MOFEP). They also conduct their own This was the 20th year of personal research projects, the research, and each summer results of which they present at a interns are recruited from uniSummer Undergraduate Research versities across the United States Forum held at the University of and abroad. In addition to the Missouri - Columbia. CMU delegation, students arrived Porneluzi is a principal invesfrom universities in New York, tigator on the forest bird study of Idaho, Virginia, Colorado, and MOFEP and served as the stuleft to right, front row: Myranda Batsford, Wieteke Pennsylvania, as well as other dents’ internship mentor. Holthuijzen, Amy Cravens, Maxx Priddy, Hannah Wade, locations within Missouri. Allison Cornell, Kelsey McCord, and Jordan Kukal; “As with any internship,” The five students from Central back row: Kirk McPhail, Doug Mitchell, Lyndsie Wszola, he says, “the experience helps John Ward, Dr. Paul Porneluzi, Sarah Foster, this year were sophomore Jordan students explore career options. Amanda Branson, and Cari Lynn Squibb Kukal, junior Amanda Branson, Some discover that they want junior Hannah Wade, and Maxx to do more and others decide to Priddy and Sarah Foster, both of whom graduated in 2012. explore more options. This internship immerses students Each completed a 10-week internship with MOFEP in conducting ecological field work and research and gives with an ongoing experiment conducted by the Missouri them an opportunity to work with professionals in state Department of Conservation to study the effects of forest agencies and research universities.”
Ditto presents Wicks Organ Recital
Lordo and Muñiz present recital
Guest organist Dr. John Ditto performed the annual Wicks organ recital on Sept. 9. Ditto was associate professor of music at Central Methodist University (then CMC) from 1975-81, organist at Linn Memorial UMC and at Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia. He is also associate professor emeritus of the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. He is currently music director and organist of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Mo.
Central’s Jackie Lordo, adjunct professor of music, and Dr. Jennifer Muñiz, assistant professor of music, presented a recital on Sept. 21. The program included “Three Miniatures” by Anthony Plog, “Rumanian Dance No. 2” by Dmitru Ionel, “Ballad and Presto Dance” by Claude T. Smith, “Andante” by Alexandre Tcherepnine, and “Triumph of the Demon Gods” by John Stevens. Lordo performed on tuba and Muñiz on piano.
CMU’s Church Street Boys (right) are fairly new on the scene, but their popularity has risen quickly. The all male a cappella choir draws its membership from Chorale, Conservatory Singers, and students who do not participate in either of those choirs. The Church Street Boys sing classic songs, perennial favorites, and sacred music; and they perform in church and chapel, and as requested by groups on and off campus. This year they also presented a full fall concert. They are conducted by Ron Atteberry, assistant professor of music (right end of first row).
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Phi Mu Alpha chapter wins national award During the summer CMU’s Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia chapter, Beta Mu, won the National American Music Challenge, sponsored by the national fraternity. The award was presented at the national convention at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., on July 15, according to the chapter’s advisor Roy “Skip” Vandelicht ’77, director of Central bands. The contest awards a cash prize to the chapter that has performed the most American-composed vocal or instrumental pieces. CMU’s Phi Mu Alpha chapter was awarded $800
for having performed 31 Americancomposed pieces last year. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia CMU alumni Todd Oberlin ’07, Thoren Maule ’06, and Josh Atkins ’10, all from Columbia, accepted the award on behalf of the Beta Mu chapter. “With being a smaller school, this award shows that we as a chapter can make a difference at a national level,” says President of Beta Mu chapter, Alex Kirby. “This award has made a huge difference in our recruitment, in our meetings, and in our overall morale in the fraternity.” Alumnus David Holsinger ’67
from Cleveland, Tenn., was also honored at the national convention. He was presented the Signature Sinfonian Award for his contributions to the organization. Holsinger currently teaches music at Lee University in Tennessee. It was also announced at the convention that Holsinger will be writing a major composition for the national convention in 2015. One of his earlier compositions, well known in this area, is the fourpart piece, “One Day in a Small Town,” that was written to honor current CMU band director, Skip Vandelicht.
Sometimes you just . . . forget
a blog by David Holsinger ’67 Forty-eight years ago, in the spring of 1964, I pledged Beta Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at then-Central Methodist College in Fayette. Every Thursday evening the chapter would meet in the highest accessible room above the campus, the Tower Room of Linn Memorial Church. I was almost immediately elected as secretary to the group and served rather bombastically at that position until I graduated. At the end of every meeting, we would throw open the windows of the Tower Room and “Sing from the Ramparts,” as it were. I rather imagine that we could be heard for miles around. Those were great and heady days as a young musician at Central. Our faculty included one of the eminent choral conductors of the state at that time, Dean Luther Spayde; and our band directors were Ken and Nancy Seward, whom we all considered the direct descendants of the “Gods of Band Music on Mount Olympus” at the time. I also was a member of a “social fraternity” on campus; the guys I remember were the other musicians in the group. But I can recall events from three-and-a-half years of Sinfonia. I suppose it’s because ALL of us had at least one thing in common--our enthusiastic love for music and probably a somewhat distorted idea that we were destined to change the world or at least, add to it significantly. It WAS the 1960s and “revolution” of all kinds was in the air. On our first married Christmas, my wife paid all of $25 to give me a life membership in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. And then, “Life” began to intercede. Army. Family. More school. Composition. Conducting. Ministry. Travel. A few years after arriving at Lee University, there was a move to start both an SAI and Phi Mu Alpha Chapter. I became the charter sponsor of the new chapter. However, as soon as other faculty members were inducted over the next several years, I passed the torch. Last winter, however, a friend called about commissioning a fanfare for the upcoming PMA Convention and a larger work for the 2015 convention. He also indicated I should come to the convention--something special was going to happen. Now, I admit, getting to meet and talk with, and eventually share induction into Sinfonia’s esteemed Alpha Alpha Chapter with legendary American opera composer Carlisle Floyd was “special” enough for the weekend. Having the Signature Sinfonian Medallion presented to me was a totally unexpected honor. But that wasn’t really the “special” event of the weekend. The memorable peak of the weekend was hearing 800 young men sing at the top of their lungs and radiate-through their enthusiastic love for music--that they, too, even in this bleak, politically angry, saturated-with-hate world, believe they are destined to bring revolution through their art to a generation starving for grace in the human spirit. I was confronted by the same youthful ebullience that I had enthusiastically followed to my dreams 48 years ago, and that the founding young men of Sinfonia had espoused nearly 50 years before that, in these youthful collegiate gentlemen. So thank you, men of Sinfonia, for reminding me of youthful exuberance, fanatical dedication, and all the wonderful times of college days in Beta Mu Chapter, singing Sinfonian songs from the Tower Room, high above the campus. I had, in the fullness of “growing up,” forgotten one of the most exhilarating first steps of that life journey. Thanks for stirring the memories.
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Food service director and Fresh Ideas flying high Fresh Ideas LLC, which had its beginning at Central Methodist, has been moving up the corporate ladder this year with assignments at the Republican National Convention and at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Florida. Sharon Cravens, food service director at CMU for Fresh Ideas, recently got the opportunity to travel to a national political convention. But Cravens wasn’t a delegate – for her it was strictly a working trip. Cravens was in Tampa, Fla., to help Fresh Ideas cater for the 2012 Republican National Convention on Aug. 27-30. She described it as a chance of a lifetime: “It was very educational and prestigious,” she says. Fresh Ideas’ South East division partner Puff-N-Stuff, a caterer in Florida, led the project and logistics for the convention, Cravens said. With events going on all day long and through the night, the catering staff were kept busy the whole week. As Cravens said, “We catered around the clock!” It was certainly a much different experience than the routine of the Bergsten Dining Hall at CMU, especially when there were security officers checking out every piece of serving equipment brought to the convention area.
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Distinguished Alumni Award: Dr. Terry Smith ’66 Mr. Andrew Glover ’83 Dr. Michael Reid ’62 Dr. Rena Rickman Yocom ’65 Young Alumni Award: Dr. Thomas Randoll ’01
Sharon Cravens (center), food service director at CMU, was recently chosen by her company (Fresh Ideas LLC) to attend a national political convention in Florida to help provide catering services. Here she is pictured in the Bergsten Dining Hall.
Fresh Ideas, with corporate headquarters in Columbia, recently made a move to expand the company into Florida for more than this one convention. In August, NASA awarded Fresh Ideas a $40 million, 10-year contract to provide food service at the space agency’s main launch base. Fresh Ideas began service to The Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on Oct. 1. This contract is a great step for Fresh Ideas, which began with a single cafeteria contract at Central Methodist in 2000, run by Matt Clervi, owner and executive vice president; co-founder John Orscheln; and co-owner Dennis Owens. The company has approximately 20 contracts with colleges, universities, corporate clients, and government. At NASA, Fresh Ideas will provide dining options for more than 9,000 people who work at Kennedy and as many as 2,000 additional people from the adjacent Patrick Air Force Base.
University Service Award: Dr. Delores “Dee” Bland Woodward ’55 Visit cmalumni.centralmethodist.edu for more information.
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Happenings in the career center There has been a flurry of activity in the James C. Denneny, Jr. Career Development Center as students create and fine tune their resumés, understand the importance of a cover letter, and learn the finer points of dining etiquette. The Center is collaborating with the CMU Alumni Board in an effort to connect alumni with current students. A mentoring pilot program will begin this fall and conclude in May. Several students eagerly volunteered and will be matched with alumni from the business world. Nicolette Yevich, director of the Career Development Center, and Tim Puyear ’85 are serving as co-organizers and will be evaluating all aspects of the experience from the participants. Our alums are doing amazing work and our students can learn from their experiences. Yevich is excited for students to develop a working relationship with a professional who is invested in their success and wants to be a sounding board for their mentees. In December, the Career Development Center becomes mobile, traveling to CMU’s Maryland Heights location in St. Louis. Yevich will spend the better part of the day discussing career search basics, utilizing social media in the job search, and offering an on-site Resumé Review for CMU’s CGES students. Save the Date! Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, is the day for the annual Career EXPO. Alumni are invited to attend. Please check our website for a complete list of employers attending the EXPO. You can contact the Career Development Center at email@example.com.
Dr. John Smart Jr. remembered
A framed photo and citation recalling the service of former Central faculty member John R. (Bob) Smart Jr. now hangs in Stedman Hall outside rooms housing the CMU Nursing Program. Dr. Smart, a 1940 Central graduate, spearheaded Central’s participation in the Central Missouri Allied Health Consortium in the early 1970s which ultimately led to establishment of CMU’s nursing curriculum, first as a two-year program and later as a four-year baccalaureate degree. First known as a child actor in the “Our Gang” com-
Forbes Gift In August 2012, the Forbes family made a gift to Central Methodist University to establish The Mary and Ted Forbes Middle School Math and Science Competition in honor of their parents. Mary ’39 and Ted ’38, both graduates of Central and both teachers, taught in one-room schools around Howard County. Mary later taught math at the middle school level, and Ted taught science at the junior high level. Both felt education was one of the most important things in life. They wanted to support a program at CMU that encourages and celebrates students who strive to be the best at math and science. Because Central sponsors a math and science competition each year, the Forbes chose to support that competition. This fall, 10 schools participated; the hometown Fayette fourthand fifth-grade team took first place. Above, President Inman and Dr. James “Tiger” Gordon, professor of chemistry, enjoyed visiting with Mary Lou Forbes during the announcement of the gift. Below, Miami (Mo.) student Preston Knotts discovered this fall at the Forbes Middle School Math and Science Contest at CMU that good physics makes a good airplane.
edy films of the 1920s and 1930s, Smart came to Central and became known as a fine musician who played trumpet in the Charlie Armstead Dance Band. In later years Smart was a public school educator, and he joined Central in 1966 as head of the college’s education department. Smart received a Distinguished Alumni Award in 1990, shortly before his death that year. On Aug. 4, Smart’s son, John R. Smart III ’76, M.D. and his family were on campus to view the memorial. Bob Smart’s wife, Louise, a former Central financial aid director, and their daughter, Carolyn Smart-McGettigan ’77, were unable to attend. James H. Steele ’64, past president of the CMU Alumni Association, provided the memorial. Shown in the photo are, from left: John Smart III’s wife Debbie, daughter Kim, Dr. Smart, Jim Steele, and Dr. Smart’s sons Ryan and Kevin.
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Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe The annual summer performance workshop at Central Methodist this year featured the famed Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Iolanthe. Both W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan were at the height of their creative powers in 1882 when they wrote Iolanthe, or The Peer and the Peri. The satirical “fairy opera” storyline took shots at the British aristocracy, and specifically lampoons its House of Lords. In the play, Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd, wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery. Phyllis does not know that Strephon is half fairy, and when she sees Strephon kissing a seemingly young woman, she assumes the worst. But her “rival” turns out to be Strephon’s own mother, Iolanthe, a fairy—and fairies never grow old! Complicating that confusion, Phyllis’ guardian, the Lord Chancellor, and half the peers in the House of Lords are sighing after her. Soon the peers and the fairies are at war, and long friendships are nearly torn asunder. But all is happily sorted out, thanks to the “subtleness of the legal mind.” Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan, CMU associate professor of music and director of opera, served as musical and staging director and conductor. Kelley Head ’81, CMU adjunct professor of music, was accompanist. The technical coordinator was Gregory Owen, CMU adjunct professor of theatre. The production of Iolanthe was sponsored by the CMU Theatre Fund, the Fayette Area Community Trust, the Kountz Fund, a grant from Sigma Alpha Iota, and by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
Freshman Levi Gerke as Strephon with his ageless fairy mother, Iolanthe, played by Brittany Losh, a junior
Lacey Eaton ’11 as Phyllis with her many admirers in the House of Lords
Junior Tanjie Hoover (center) as Queen of the Fairies, surrounded by her court
Orchid Ensemble at CMU fuses multiple cultures in soaring music
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One of the most unusual and culturally diverse performances ever heard on campus was this fall’s Orchid Ensemble. The three musicians who comprise Orchid Ensemble are Lan Tung, Yu-Chen Wang, and Jonathan Bernard. Lan Tung, from Taiwan and Canada, plays the erhu, a Chinese violin; Yu-Chen Wang, from Taiwan and the United States, plays a Chinese zither known as a zheng; and Jonathan Bernard, from Canada, plays the marimba and a variety of other percussion instruments. The ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound, from traditional and contemporary to world music, new music, jazz, and creative improvisation. The ensemble was created in 1997 and has traveled much of North America, giving more than seventy performances each year to people of all ages. The Orchid Ensemble’s music has been called “energetic” and “endearing”; and All Music Guide wrote of the trio, “They achieve a collective style that is beauteous, sensual, deep, and culturally rich without violating any traditional aesthetic.”
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Little Theatre presents I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Relationships can be tricky, as could be seen in the Little Theatre production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change in October. The musical comedy’s series of vignettes show the humorous and hazardous side of all phases of relationships—dating, marriage, and child-rearing. Segments include “Not Tonight, I’m Busy, Busy, Busy,” “Men Who Talk and the Women Who Pretend They’re Listening,” and “Funerals Are for Dating.” Dr. Mark Kelty, associate professor of theatre, directed the play with capable help from student director Kate Kellner. The play, written by Joe DiPietro with music by Jimmy Roberts, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change ran for more than a decade Off-Broadway. The show has made its way around the globe, showing how similar relationship foibles can be found, regardless of culture. Impressively supporting the musical side of the play was music director Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer ’79, adjunct professor of music, with her on-stage pit band comprised of Dr. Jorge Muñiz, adjunct professor of music, on piano; Dr. Ron Shroyer, dean emeritus of the Conservatory, playing flute and bass flute; and Ted Spayde ’70 on bass guitar.
Kelson Rosbach in “Waiting”
Dakota Gladbach and Rebekah Monroe in “Sex and the Married Couple”
Shamika Pegue, Paul Davis, and Darrell Bailey in “Satisfaction Guaranteed” Jordan Brennan and Kelsey Forqueran in “Stud and a Babe”
Band: Jo Ellen Shroyer, Dr. Jorge Muñiz, Ted Spayde, Dr. Ron Shroyer; Cheyanne Wright and Jordan Brennan in “Tear Jerk”
Abby Bostic, Kelson Rosbach, Jordan Brennan, and (hidden) Cheyanne Wright in “The Family That Drives Together . . .”
(right) the entire cast in the “Epilogue” (left) Kelson Rosbach, Kelsey Forqueran, Abby Bostic, and Dakota Gladbach in “And Now the Parents”
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Central’s two largest vocal groups, the Chorale (above) and the Conservatory Singers (below) took their official photos this year in front of their new home, Classic Hall. They presented a joint fall concert in early November. The Chorale sang a variety of pieces that they would take on their tour in the middle of the month, including “Let God Arise” by Dmitry Bortniansky, “Tshotsholoza” arranged by Jeffrey Amos, “When David Heard” by Thomas Weelkes, “There Will be Rest” by Frank Ticheli, and “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” by Michael Brewer. Chorale is conducted by Dr. Claude Westfall, director of choral activities. The Conservatory Singers presented Mass for the Common Man, including the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei. The mass was composed and directed by Ron Atteberry, assistant professor of music and conductor of The Conservatory Singers.
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Bands heat up the streets at CMU Band Day
The beat of drums and the blare of brass warmed a very cold Central Methodist University Band Day. Undaunted by the blast of winter, 41 bands competed in some or all of the categories on Oct. 6—Parade, Field, Outstanding Auxiliary, and Outstanding Drum Major; plus Indoor Drum Line and Indoor Color Guard.
The Sweepstakes Award, based on total points from parade and field competitions, went to Lebanon High School Band, led by CMU alumnus Keith Ruether ’86 (photos, left). Multiple judges assigned points to each band in parade and field competitions as well as auxiliaries, color guards, and the drum major/s. Indoor competitions for color guards and drum lines were rated separately. Among the directors were the following CMU alumni: Kelsy Whitacre ’08 (Glasgow), Melissa Wincek ’10 (Keytesville), Shawn Thompson ’08 (Santa Fe), Jamie Delcour ’12 (Belle), Josh Myers ’02 (Fayette), Gene Edwards ’88 (Gallatin), Melissa Duren ’96 (New Franklin), Pearse Hutson ’12 (Paris), Jenna Maule ’06 (Salisbury), Lori Pyatt ’93 (Dixon), J West ’00 (Hallsville), and Jim Stockman ’93, Jared Sabatasso ’04, and Maranda Beck ’01 (all from Waynesville).
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After spending the day making music with friends old and new, the Central Methodist University Alumni Band (above) presented its annual concert that night, June 16, in the Student and Community Center. Sharing the guest conductor duties this year with Skip Vandelicht ’77, CMU director of bands, were David Goodwin ’79 (left), retired instrumental music teacher at Chillicothe High School; and Keith Ruether ’86 (right), band director at Lebanon High School.
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SIFE by any name spells success
by Addie Layne
Central Methodist University’s SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) team had advanced at SIFE Regionals in April, and, therefore, was able to compete at SIFE Nationals. SIFE Nationals were held in Kansas City, Mo, last May. The CMU-SIFE members on the presentation team for Nationals were Meghan Barton, Sophie Wilensky, Addie Layne, Kaity Eversmeyer, Sean Faulkner, and David Tolbert. The presentation team presented all of the CMUSIFE projects from the 2011-2012 school year to a panel of judges. CMU-SIFE’s Team placed the first runner up semi-finalist in their league of ten universities. This ranked CMU’s SIFE team top 40 of more than 600 SIFE teams in the United States. This is the furthest CMU’s SIFE team has ever placed at the national event. CMU-SIFE’s Build-A-Business project was also recognized by Wal-Mart at the three day national event. Build-A-Business, a two-day project that helps local entrepreneur put their ideas into action, had received the WalMart Women’s Empowerment grant to help execute the project last spring. The project was ranked third of the 45 other projects that also received the grant and executed a project. At the National Exposition Wal-Mart awarded CMUSIFE a trophy and $4,000 for their efforts in Build-ABusiness. CMU-SIFE plans to use this prize money to help execute a second Build-A-Business spring of 2013 and also to help fund and execute additional SIFE projects. “It was such an incredible honor to have our hard work on Build-A-Business recognized by Wal-Mart. It was a team effort project, and it was awesome to see the impact our project had on some of the entrepreneurs in
Members of the CMU-SIFE team pose with a Wal-Mart representative (left). From left: Sean Faulkner, Meghan Barton, David Tolbert, Kaity Eversmeyer, Tom Walker, Jenny Mosley, Sophie Wilensky, Shannon Dickerson, Addie Layne, and Kayla Sanders.
the Howard County community”, reports Addie Layne, project manager of Build-A-Business. CMU-SIFE also recently found out that it has received The Wal-Mart Women’s Empowerment grant for the second year in a row. It was also awarded $1,500 to put towards Build-A-Business’s second execution in spring 2013. Also announced by SIFE at SIFE Nationals, is that SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) would be undergoing a name and brand change. The organization formally known as SIFE is now named ENACTUS (Entrepreneur Action Us). ENACTUS enables progress through entrepreneurial action, and the change reflects an attempt to better encompass and better translate to the program’s 39 countries involved.
Flanders gives Black’s Gaddis Lecture This year’s Gaddis Lecture was delivered by proxy in October. Missouri State Representative Linda Black was slated to present “The Missouri House: Ordinary People Making Extraordinary Decisions.” Regrettably, Rep. Black (near right) was derailed by a family emergency. Stepping in at the last minute was CMU professor of business and economics John Flanders (far right) who admirably presented her speech in absentia. Rep. Black is a 1998 CMU alumna of the CMU-Mineral Area College partnership in Park Hills. She was the first graduate of one of Central’s off-campus programs to be requested to deliver the Gaddis address. “Being able to finish my degree through Central Methodist’s off-campus program gave me tools to achieve a career in education; using that experience in the classroom to become a State Representative was certainly an unforeseen reward of 32
continuing my education through Central Methodist University,” Black notes. CMU has hosted the Gaddis Lecture series, which traditionally features notable Central alumni as speakers, since 1984. It is sponsored by CMU’s Kappa Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, international honor society for the social sciences. The Kappa Chapter was established at Central in 1935 by Dr. Merrill Gaddis (18911958), who was professor of history and later chair of its history and political science department, and who served the institution for nearly 30 years. He was known by generations of students as “Machine Gun Gaddis” due to the speed at which he delivered his lectures. His original lectern is cermonially used as the rostrum for Gaddis lecturers.
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CJ captures nine awards Criminal justice students and faculty from CMU captured nine awards at the annual American Criminal Justice Association Region 3 conference, held Oct. 19-20. Six current CMU students, one alumnus, one faculty member, and even the mother of one of the team members got in on the action, notes Teri Haack, assistant professor of criminal justice at CMU. Haack is CMU faculty co-sponsor of Pi Lambda Alpha, the CMU chapter of The American Criminal Justice Association, along with Keith Abernathy, assistant professor of criminal justice. A total of nine ACJA chapters from Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas competed in the Region 3 event in Warrensburg. Derek Wiedenhaft, a CMU sophomore criminal justice major from Sullivan, placed first in the lower division of the Police Organization and Management competition. Haack placed third in the professional division. In the Crime Scene Competition, upper division, the three-member CMU team of Brianna Kirkland, Liane Kuhn, and Stacy Pierson placed first. Pierson is a 2010 CMU alumnus, and Kuhn is her mother; both reside in Jamestown. Placing third in the professional division of Crime Scene Competition was the CMU team of Alyssa Webb, Morgan, and Haack. Webb also placed third in Women’s Physical Agility (Age 25 and below). Another third placing went to Central’s Christina Burke in the Lambda Alpha Epsilon History and By-laws contest. CMU senior political science major, Cameron Yates of Hallsville, placed third in Criminal Law, upper division; Haack claimed third in that category’s professional division. Haack added a first place in Corrections, professional division, and a third in Juvenile Justice, professional division.
CMU student Steven Claycomb participated in the MR 340 this summer, a 340 mile race to paddle from Kansas City to St. Charles on the Missouri River. Racers had 88 hours to complete the task. Many of the 500 paddlers who began the race failed to finish. Steven finished in his solo kyak in approximately 80 hours. He describes the experience as life-changing.
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President Marianne Inman accepts the sign that marks T. Berry Smith Hall as a Notable Building Award. The designation was recently made by Fayette’s Historic Preservation Commission. T. Berry was built in 1895 and has been in continuous use since then. Looking on is Donna Merrell, vice president for Advancement and Alumni Relations.
Kelsey Parrott (right), a sophomore, earned the title of 2012 National American Miss Missouri in August. The national pageant was slated for Thanksgiving week in Anaheim, Calif. The pageant is dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouragiing its future leaders. Kelsey is majoring in criminal justice and political science and plans to be an agricultural lawyer.
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Sophomore Kelsey Forqueran (left) was a queen candidate this summer for the Saline County Fair. She is a communications major and has been active this fall in Theatre Arts where she was in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.
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CMU sponsors a MOVEing experience at next Institute
by Michael D. Pope, UMC liaison for CMU “The only way to keep a Methodist alive is to keep him moving.” John Wesley You truly won’t want to miss the sixth Annual CMU Leadership Institute on Tues., May 14, 2013, at the Student and Community Center on the campus of Central Methodist University as this experience promises to be a moving experience in more ways than one. In fact, there are two good reasons for attending this outstanding leadership event for United Methodist clergy and laity from Missouri and elsewhere—Mike Schreiner and Ron Watts—our leaders. Stuck is a word that could apply to Christianity in the Western world. It could apply to United Methodism in North America. It could also apply to your church, your congregation, your leadership team, and even your personal spiritual journey. We all know we need to make the move from maintenance to mission and ministry, but how? This year’s CMU Leadership Institute offers more than an analysis of our condition of being stuck. Instead, you’ll hear some practical steps forward from two pastors who’ve been leading MOVEment in their congregations. Join us for two powerful conversations around moving ourselves, our congregations, and our churches into the future God is preparing. Rev. Ron Watts, lead pastor at LaCroix UMC will talk on “From Spiritual Adolescence to Full Devotion.” When he first founded the church, there was one fam-
ily in attendance. That number has grown to 2,000. The church began in a rented movie theatre. It built a church in 1995. Now there are four additions to that space, with a total of 88,000 square feet. Rev. Mike Schreiner’s speech is “From Maintenance to Attractional & Missional.” He is the lead pastor of Morning Star Church, which he established in St. Charles County in 1999. It is now one of the 100 largest UMCs in the United States and the fastest Rev. Ron Watts, top, and growing UMC in Missouri. Rev. Mike Schreiner will The church has launched two keynote the next new congregations, The Word Leadership Institute. at Shaw in St. Louis and The Way in Wentzville. They also have a multi-site strategy to keep growing. Contact Michael D. Pope for more information about this event at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660-248-6390.
UMC CMU Sunday, October 28, 2012 By Michael Pope Central Methodist University is always doing something new and different. We aren’t afraid of change around here but we don’t just change for the sake of change. We embrace change that is positive, beneficial, and future-oriented! CMU Sunday on October 28, 2012 was a different approach for us based on our previous experience with CMU Days, which featured President Marianne Inman, president of CMU, as the guest speaker at congregations around Missouri. CMU Sunday is an event that connects volunteers from CMU faculty and staff with local United Methodist Church (UMC) congregations. On this Sunday, 26 CMU faculty and staff volunteers visited 25 UMC congregations located primarily in Mid Missouri within 100 miles of CMU. The purpose of this special event was to foster more awareness of CMU and to give UMC congregations an opportunity to connect with a member of the CMU community.
Volunteers provided information about CMU to members of our UMC family, extended an invitation to visit the only UMC-related university in Missouri, and answered church members’ questions regarding CMU. Prospective CMU students and their families had an opportunity to find out why they should make CMU their number one choice of colleges and universities. The ultimate goal of a CMU Sunday is to reinforce the relationship that already exists between CMU and the UMC and to enhance our partnership in Christian higher education and ministry. The next CMU Sunday is scheduled for Sunday, February 24, 2013. If you would like to be included in the future CMU Sundays, please contact Michael D. Pope, UMC liaison, at email@example.com or call (877) CMU-1854, ext. 56390 or (660) 248-6390. CMU Sundays are sponsored by the Office of Admission and the Office of Student Development.
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Young artists come to compete at Central Central played host in October to 60 students who came to campus for a day of art. Seven schools— Keytesville, Sturgeon, Franklin, Brunswick, Glasgow, Cairo, and Madison—took a field trip to CMU for the opportunity to draw and to see The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art. First up for the young artists was an hour and a half of drawing and sketching. Dr. Dana Morris, Curator of the Stephens Museum, opened it to provide inspiration for some of the students. Others went outside to seek other muses. After the drawing session, students went to The Ashby-Hodge Gallery where Curator Dr. Joe Geist gave each of three groups a personal tour during the day. As the students ate lunch in the Bergsten Dining Hall, CMU’s Todd Lawrence, assistant professor of accounting, judged the student work in the Spalding Room. Lawrence
has a long history of involvement in the arts. He is an accomplished draftsman and artist; last semester he was called into duty as a drawing teacher when the enrollment for drawing exceeded one section. After lunch, all the students gathered on the fourth floor of the Student and Community Center. Lawrence had liberally handed out blue, red, and white (honorable mention) ribbons. He went through each drawing and did a gentle critique of each. The age levels and skills levels varied widely, but all of the students had a wonderful day and look forward to doing a similar drawing excursion again.
Far left, Dr. Geist explains one of the items in The Ashby-Hodge Gallery. Left and above, Todd Lawrence discusses the works turned in by the students.
At CMU, you know what to expect. Whether visiting campus or talking with an old friend or professor, it all brings us back to the place we know and love. Every gift, no matter the size, helps to maintain our excellent school for the next generation of proud alumni. And each gift can make a world of difference to our current students. Our old school values drive us and our mission into the future with an attitude rivaled by none other. Please consider making a gift to our Central Excellence Fund today. For more information, contact Matt Vander Vennet at 660248-6239 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Make a gift or schedule payments online at http://cmalumni.centralmethodist.edu/cef.
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Central active in suicide prevention conference Richard (Rick) Strait PLPC ’06 organized the second annual Suicide Prevention and Awareness Conference on Sept. 7. The conference was held at Jefferson Regional Memorial Hospital, CMU’s new cohort partner through the St. Louis Adult Degree Program. Strait worked with his supervisor Erin Poniewaz LPC, NCC, to develop the ideas that made the conference possible. Approximately 170 people attended the conference to listen to professional speakers and victims’ surviving family members. Strait graduated with a Bachelor of Science in both Criminal Justice and Psychology from CMU in Park Hills in 2006. He continued at CMU to complete his Master of Science in Clinical Counseling in 2010. After doing his practicum at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC), he was able to begin working there, opening the door to making this conference possible. Strait is currently in the final stages of completing requirements for his license. In addition to Strait, six more CMU alumni attended the event, as well as six current students. Julie McDowell and Erin Poniewaz helped provide supervision for CMU students to use JRMC as a practicum site. Theresa Keown, Director, MS Clinical Counseling, also attended the event from CMU’s Park Hills campus. The success of this conference did not go unnoticed. Strait, along with others, was invited to the state capital for a proclamation about suicide awareness. Those in attendance also got their photo taken with governor.
Speakers ranged from professionals to surviving family members (above). The memory board (right) named conference people who had lost family or friends to suicide. The survivors were honored with corsages and boutineers.
Right, Rick Strait (center in red shirt) and others involved in putting on the conference received a proclamation from Govenor Jay Nixon.
Alumni book award at Park Hills Megan Crocker, Kristi Beal, and Kim Mayberry were the recipients of this year’s Alumni Book Award that was presented to students who are enrolled at our CMU - Park Hills campus. Both Megan and Kim are
Elementary Education majors and Kristi Beal is majoring in Accounting. A gift from a Park Hills alumnus allowed Central Methodist University to create this award for the fall 2011 semester. The award provides $150 per student toward the cost of books. The money for this award was donated by 10 CMU alumni. The award allows the alumni from our CMU – Park Hills campus to get involved by helping local students. If you would like to help fund the Alumni Book Award, please contact Alan Marshall, director of development and alumni programs, at email@example.com or by phone at 660-248-6260. This year’s recipients of the CMU - Park Hills Alumni Book Award, from left: Kim Mayberry, Megan Crocker, and Kristi Beal
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Behind the lines: CGES updates Rev. Don Slover reports that the CMU Commencement at Mineral Area was a family affair. As the staff clergy person, he gave the Invocation and the Benediction. He teaches philosophy and religion, and his wife, Sally Ann teaches elementary education classes for CMU. At this particular graduation ceremony, he got to present diplomas to his daughter, Tara Slover Lacy ’04, who received her master’s in education; and to her husband, Tom Lacy ’12, who received his bachelor’s degree in business. Slover received his bachelor’s degree from Central College (now CMU) in Fayette in 1958; and his father got his degree there in 1945. Time flies, indeed, and so far there are three generations of Slover family members as Central alumni. Betsy Murphy, who teaches economics, statistics, and college algebra for CMU at the Columbia campus, has had a short story accepted for publication this fall in Mozark Press’ anthology Bad Hair Day. Ki Ki Karmi ’12 is working at Oakville Elementary and as needed at Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital. She graduated in August from CMU’s Adult Degree Program in St. Louis in the
nurse cohort program. “CMU continues to instill traditional values in my educational experience,” she writes, “allowing me to share and live those values in our community.” She is shown flanked by her four children Jordy, Bart, Rachel and Shaina. Erica Robuck ’11 was recently profiled on the Moberly Area Community College website. She received an associate degree at MAAC, then transferred to CMU in Fayette to finish her degree in teaching. “Transferring from MACC to Central Methodist was easier than I expected,” she admits. “I was able to get in touch with an advisor from CMU and tell her what classes I was taking at MACC; and through communicating back and forth, we were able to get my schedules aligned and the transfer was just seamless.” Her MACC classes gave her the right start, and Central gave her the ability to translate that beginning into a career. She graduated in May 2011, summa cum laude, from CMU with a BSE and now teaches first grade in her home town of Cairo, Mo.
NCMC, CMU ink cooperative pacts
From left, Row 1: President Neal Nuttall, President Marianne Inman; Row 2: Jamie Hooyman, Lynda Snuffer, Rita Gulstad, and Sandra Wald
Officials from Central Methodist University and North Central Missouri College gathered on the NCMC campus in Trenton recently to confirm and strengthen their partnership. The event was highlighted by a signing ceremony designed to increase opportunities for student access to and success in higher education in the Trenton area. Academic programs affirmed at the ceremony include classes towards the master of education degree as well as a bachelor’s degree program in child development. There are also plans for CMU to offer an undergraduate program in early childhood education, pending approval by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Though the two institutions have worked together for several years, staff at CMU and NCMC wanted to evaluate existing joint academic agreements to make sure they are current and reflect both institutions’ dedication to ensuring student success. Officials involved from North Central Missouri College included President Neal Nuttall; Jamie Hooyman, dean of instruction; and Lynda Snuffer ’07, early childhood instructor. CMU was represented by President Marianne Inman; Rita Gulstad, vice president and dean; and Sandra Wald, assistant dean. Coursework for these academic programs will begin Jan 10. For more information about the CMU programs at NCMC, contact Aimee Sage at 660-248-6651.
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CMU partners with the St. Louis Regional Business Council The St. Louis Regional Business Council (RBC) established a Higher Education Collaboration in 2003, partnering St. Louis schools of business and engineering with the region’s leading colleges and universities. The goals are to increase student awareness of the most successful companies in the St. Louis area, to encourage students to stay in the region upon graduation, and to provide resources to the universities to benefit and enhance their overall effectiveness. CMU’s Adult Degree Program (ADP) in St. Louis became RBC’s newest partner this fall. CMU Board of Trustees member Jim Marchbank facilitated the partnership. He had become aware of this program while teaching overseas and the quality and potential impressed him. Marchbank contacted RBC Executive Director Kathy Osborn to see if CMU might be a good fit, and a link was forged. Having an RBC liaison to CMU enhances our business program. CMU chooses students from the bachelor of science in business program to take part in the RBC Mentor Network. These students are paired with an executive officer of an RBC company who serves as mentor for career advising, networking opportunities, support, and insight into the St. Louis business community. Students and their mentors take part in two large events and at least two oneon-one meetings throughout the school year. During our pilot year in the partnership, CMU chose two students for the Mentoring Network program, Trisha Moore and Alex Brockman. Both are slated to complete a bachelor of science in business with ADP in December and are excited about the career opportunities this program may provide for them. LaTrisha “Trish” Moore has worked full-time for more than a decade in accounting and accounts payable. Her work has included training and establishing standard operating procedures, especially for international employees. She has a talent for connecting with people and a desire to help others grow and develop. She has applied to Webster University’s graduate program in human resource development and hopes to begin in January. Heather Weber, CMU’s ADP assistant dean and liaison to the RBC, says Trish was a clear choice for this program.
Alex Brockman and Trish Moore in St. Louis
“Trish has impressed everyone,” Weber says. “She is an excellent student and a dedicated team member within her cohort. Her engaging personality and caring attitude draw others to her. Through our many conversations during her time with CMU, I have learned about Trish’s relationship with her son and how they study together at the kitchen table at night. Trish wants to be a great role model for her son, and she works hard each day to uphold that desire.” Trish wanted her degree to open doors to new career opportunities. Regarding the RBC Mentoring Network, Trish says, “I am a strong believer in continued growth and education. I believe this is an excellent opportunity to improve in my professional career. Furthermore, I [am] interested in a long-term partnership, giving back to others in a mentorship capacity once my goals have been achieved.” Alexander “Alex” Brockman has worked with Bank of America since 2010. A passionate sports fan, especially of ice hockey, Alex played for Lindenwood University right out of high school. Social life got in the way of his education, and he left after a year and entered the work world. Alex now has what he calls a “second opportunity at life” and an “opportunity to do things differently with God.” He has dedicated himself to helping others and continuing his education. In addition to his full-time work and accelerated class schedule, Alex volunteers through his church for an organization called “YoungLife” that encourages Christian high schoolers to bring their schoolmates to Christ. He also helps young people gain and retain sobriety through a program called Crossroads. Alex is preparing to take the GMAT in December and hopes to qualify for a top-10 business school next fall. His career goal is a sports agent, although the field of finance and investments continues to interest him. About the Mentor Network program, Alex says, “I am very honored to have the opportunity to be involved with the RBC. Out of the year-long experience, I look forward to building a relationship with my mentor and other people in his/her industry that will be able to provide me with guidance as I pursue my dreams.” Weber says, “Alex is one of the most dedicated students in ADP, doubling up on classes to finish his degree as soon as possible. His classmates comment on how he excels at collaborating with others. I admire his personal drive and energy level and how he juggles all of his responsibilities without letting the stress impact his attitude.” CMU will watch the growth and development of these students closely this year. We are grateful to the RBC for this partnership that allows our students such a wonderful opportunity. We look forward to expanding this relationship to include more students in the coming years.
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Institutions reaffirm strong bonds After more than an 18-year partnership, officials from academic agreements to make sure they are current and Central Methodist University and East Central College reflect changes at each college. gathered on the ECC campus in Union to reaffirm the The review of the documents, while critical to insurpartnership and to revise and approve several academic ing a harmonious transition from ECC students into CMU’s agreements. four-year degree pro“Over the years grams, isn’t the most we’ve seen the relationexciting of work. But ship grow and flourish,” it does give everyone a noted ECC President Jon chance to get together Bauer to those assemand celebrate the rebled. “With the updates wards of the partnership. to our agreements, the Academic programs benefits will continue for that were validated at ECC and the people in the ceremony included our district and service CMU bachelor’s degrees region.” in criminal justice, psy“Central Methodist chology, early childUniversity is honored hood education, middle to partner with East school education (social Central College in servsciences), accounting, ing students in the area,” Officials from East Central College and CMU, along with a pair of ECC/CMU business, and the regisstudents, update a series of documents affirming the partnership between the CMU President Marianne two institutions. On hand for the signing were (from left) Row 1: Jean McCann, tered nurse-to-bachelor Inman said. “We are of science in nursing (RN ECC vice president for instruction; ECC President Jon Bauer; CMU President pleased to be able to to BSN). Marianne Inman; Rita Gulstad, CMU vice president and dean of the university; Row 2: former ECC student Douglas Henderson of Beaufort, a CMU senior bring baccalaureate CMU offers several double major in accounting and business with a minor in economics; and Katie and graduate programs other bachelor’s degree Kotila of Gerald, also a former ECC student, who is majoring at CMU in elemen- programs through ECC, of high quality to the tary education major. convenience of the ECC as well as master’s campus.” degrees in education Though the two institutions have been working toand in nursing. gether since 1994, and CMU has an office and staff on the For more information about CMU programs at ECC, ECC campus, both colleges must at times evaluate official contact Elaine Lubbers at 636-583-8434.
Photo left: CMU’s Union campus graduated its fourth cohort of Master of Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leaders this summer. From left, Row 1: Stephanie Brink, Tiffany Gummels, Ashley Caltry, Jeanetta Murphey; Row 2: Dr. Susan Devaney, Kristi Atkins, Frances Campbell, Jennifer Raffaelli, Melissa Clark, Ayanna Williams, Catherine Grus, Erin Smith
Photo right: Students from the Macon Literacy Center and staff members from the Macon Chronicle-Herald newspaper celebrated Literacy Week by visiting CMU. Holding the newspaper is Mary Ann Swaim Wilson ’89, Director of the Literacy Center. At the right is Dr. Joe Geist, Curator of The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art, who took the group on a private tour of the Gallery.
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Four join Hairston Hall of Fame in September Zach Towe ’03, Bill Hollmann ’74, Pat Reardon ’90, and Jeff Sherman ’82 were inducted into the Hairston Hall of Fame at Central Methodist University on September 1. “The 2012 Hairston Hall of Fame Class will be one of the most decorated classes in recent years,” Ken Oliver, Vice President for Institutional Growth and Student Engagement, comments. The festivities took place on the fourth floor of the CMU Student and Community Center with a Hall of Fame Luncheon followed by the induction ceremony for the Class of 2012. The Hairston Hall of Fame now includes 67 former athletes and coaches, as well as 14 teams.
for former running back Bill Lankford ’76, who scored a school record 107 points. Hollmann finished his collegiate playing career with an overall record of 22-13-2. Since Bill’s graduation from CMU in 1974, the Hollmann family has continued its tradition in Fayette. His daughter, Kelly Hollmann Langhoff, graduated from CMU in 2005. His son-in-law, Kyle Langhoff, is a former CMU assistant football coach.
Pat Reardon, while entering the Hall of Fame for his excellence as a player on the soccer field and coach of the softball team, also Towe was a three-year letter Zach Towe was winner in baseball. He a standout of the was a four-year letter men’s basketball team winner on the pitch from 1999-2003. The from 1986-89 and has Nixa, Mo., native coached softball in was named Heart Fayette since 1993. of America Athletic Reardon, who hails Conference (HAAC) from Topeka, Kan., Freshman of the Year was named All-HAAC in 2000 and earned The 2012 Class of the Hairston Hall of Fame: in 1986 and all-district All-HAAC honors from left, William Hollmann, Pat Reardon, Jeff Sherman, and Zach Towe from 1987-89 when the for four seasons. In team was a member of 2003, he was voted the Independent Collegiate Athletic Association. He scored the HAAC Player of the Year and named to the NAIA All39 career goals, including 22 in 1989, both of which are America third team. CMU records. Towe owns the school’s single-season assists record Reardon began coaching women’s soccer and softball with 261 (2002-03) and ranks second in career assists with 837. He ranks second on CMU’s career made 3-pointers list for the Eagles three years after earning his undergraduate degree from CMU in 1990. with 314, as the 1999-2000 squad hit a school-record 297 The five-time HAAC Coach of the Year (1995, 2008, three-pointers. Towe ranks fourth on the all-time scoring 2009, 2011, 2012) and two-time NFCA NAIA Midwest list with 1,859 points. Region Coach of the Year (2008, 2012) has won four HAAC Towe started and played all 137 games of his career, regular-season championships (1992, 2008, 2011, 2012), also school records, and the team posted 83 wins during two HAAC tournament titles (2008, 2012), established the that stretch. Eagles as a consistent conference title contender, and conTowe completed his undergraduate degree from CMU tinues to produce outstanding graduates. in 2003. During the past two seasons, Reardon has guided the squad to a school record 41 wins each season, including a Hollmann berth in the 2012 NAIA Softball National Championship. William Hollmann, from Fredericktown, Mo., starred Since 2008, his teams have posted 34 or more wins every on the football field as an offensive lineman for the Eagles season. in 1968 and again from 1971-73. He was an all-conference Reardon is one of only two coaches in HAAC history selection at tackle and received first team NAIA Allto surpass the 500-win milestone. His 525 career wins in 20 America honors in 1973. He also played rugby at CMU. seasons rank 15th in the history of the NAIA. Hollmann’s 1972 team scored 62 points against Baker, In the last two seasons, Reardon has seen two of his setting the CMU record for most points in a game. During players named to four All-America teams. his senior season in 1973, Hollmann helped pave the way 40
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In 2011, the softball team posted a cumulative team GPA of 3.627, which ranked first in the NAIA. Since 1999, Reardon has coached 39 Daktronics-NAIA ScholarAthletes and two Capital One Academic All-Americans.
The 2012-13 season will mark Jeff Sherman’s 28th at the helm of the CMU men’s basketball program. A product of De Beque, Colo., he has been named HAAC Coach of the Year four times (1994, 2008, 2009, 2010) and ICAA Coach of the Year twice (1988, 1989). Under Sherman’s watch, the Eagles have won two HAAC regular-season championships (1993-94, 2009-10), two ICAA regular-season titles (1987-88, 1988-89) and the 2004 HAAC tournament championship. During that time, CMU has made two appearances in the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship (1994, 1998) and two appearances in the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship (2009, 2010), including reaching the Sweet 16 in 1994 and 2009. Sherman has posted 10 seasons of 20 or more wins, and his 1993-94 squad won a school-record 30 games. Sherman’s 490 career wins rank third in conference history and 18th in the history of the NAIA. His teams have been ranked in the NAIA Top 25 during 11 seasons. Since the fall of 1984, Sherman has coached 13 NAIA All-Americans and seven Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. In 1998, Sherman was given the Young Alumni Award, presented by the CMU Alumni Association. He was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Society in 2001. Sherman was inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2009. He is the eighth all-time most winning coach of any four-year college in the state of Missouri. Sherman played basketball for CMU for two seasons (1980-81, 1981-82). The Eagles compiled 44 wins during that stretch, with the 1980-81 squad winning 24 games and a HAAC regular-season Championship. Sherman earned his undergraduate degree from CMU in 1982. Sherman’s two sons, Matthew and Ryan, have added to their father’s legacy in Fayette. Matthew was a standout guard on the basketball court for his father from 2006-10. Ryan is currently a senior on the track and field team and has become one of the nation’s best in the 200 Meter Sprint.
Ford new head football coach Jody Ford, assistant football coach at Central Methodist University for the past four years, has been appointed head coach, announced Ken Oliver, Vice President for Institutional Growth and Student Engagement, this summer. Ford replaces Alan Dykens, who resigned. Ford has been associate head coach and defensive coordinator for the Eagle football squad. A native of Frankford, Mo., he served as head coach at Mayville (N.D.) State University prior to joining the Central Methodist staff in 2008. “Jody is a player’s coach, and a very communityoriented person,” Oliver says. “I’ve known him for many years, and we are excited to have him step up as head coach.” Oliver emphasized that Ford’s appointment will give him full control of the Eagle football program. Over the past three seasons, the Eagles posted a 14-17 record including a 5-5 mark last season. The 2009 squad was 6-5, CMU’s first winning campaign in 18 years. Ford is a graduate of the former Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri), and received his master’s degree from Northeastern (Okla.) State University. His coaching resumé includes stops at Quincy (Ill.) University; Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.; Occidental College (Los Angeles, Calif.); Northeastern (Okla.) State; and Central Missouri State.
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CMU launches Eagle Lunch Hour Central Methodist launched the Eagle Lunch Hour on August 21, and a capacity crowd turned out to Miknan's Main Street Pub to watch the debut. At the conclusion of the show, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in the establishment by Ken Oliver, CMU Vice President for Institutional Growth and Student Engagement; Nancy Deleon, co-owner of Miknan's Main Street Pub; and members of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. The weekly show takes place on Tuesdays throughout the 2012-13 academic year and features CMU coaches and players to recap the previous week of action and to preview upcoming events and contests. Miknan's Main Street Pub is located in downtown Fayette. Doors for lunch open at 11:30 a.m. Each show starts at 12 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour. Those who are unable to attend the event can watch the show online at cmueagles.com. During each show, a raffle is held to support the Howard County Food Bank. The winner of each raffle receives Central Methodist athletic apparel in lieu of cash.
Athletic Training gets new equipment Among the new items in the Reding Athletic Training Facility are six treatment tables, seven taping stations, two Richmar electro therapy units, a flatscreen high-definition television, recumbent bicycle, biofeedback unit, and Game Ready cold therapy unit. "The new equipment allows us to provide the highest level of sports medicine care with the latest in treatment technology for our student-athletes, as well as a learning environment that is second to none for our CAATE accredited athletic training education program," head athletic trainer Wade Welton explains. "The ability to secure this equipment is just another example of the dedication by the University to our athletic and academic programs at CMU." The new tables and taping stations include Eagle logo embroidering. The electro therapy units include ultrasound, electrical stimulation, laser and light therapy.
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22nd Annual Luetjen Golf Tournament July 19, 2013
Ezequiel Rivera (HAAC Special Teams POW - Sept. 24, 2012) Trevor Robinson (HAAC Defensive POW - Oct. 1, 2012) Guilherme Frota (HAAC Offensive POW - Sept. 10, 2012) German Schacht (HAAC Defensive POW - Sept. 10, 2012) Erwin Sanchez Jr. (HAAC Offensive POW - Oct. 1, 2012)
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Brittany Andert (HAAC Defensive POW - Sept. 3, 2012, Sept. 24, 2012) Lindie Adair (HAAC Offensive POW - Sept. 24, 2012) Meredith Brick (HAAC Defensive POW - Oct. 22, 2012) Kayla Leeser (HAAC Offensive POW - Oct. 22, 2012)
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Eagle Athletics Cross Country The Central Methodist University women’s cross country team entered 2012 as the defending Heart of America Athletic Conference champion and looking to repeat. The Eagles won this season’s conference title in dominating fashion by defeating Baker by 30 points, and they will make a return trip to the national championship in Vancouver, Wash., on Nov. 17. Taylor Beaverson finished third overall in the conference championship. Elise Schreiber, Amber Beaverson and Hailey Breusch finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively. Tabatha Dickey and Emily Nealley were 11th and 12th overall. Adriana Romero came across the finish line in 19th place. The Central Methodist University men’s cross country team finished fourth in this year’s HAAC Championship race and will lose only one senior, Colby Lapresi, out of the top seven for 2013. Lapresi established himself as one of the best distance runners in this school’s history. Cristobal Renteria is one of the best freshmen in the country and has been a top-two finisher in every race. Tyler Meierarend is another outstanding freshman, establishing himself as one of the best runners in the HAAC. The team’s best finish of 2012 came at the Gary Stoner Invitational on Oct. 6 where they placed second. Renteria finished 10th in a time of 25:56. His mark passed Lapresi by one second for sixth on CMU’s all-time list.
Football The Central Methodist football team was 2-8 this season with a 2-7 record in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Two first-half interceptions by cornerback Mitchell Swan and strong safety Bryan Plenge keyed Central Methodist University’s 28-20 win at Avila University on Sept 8. The victory also was the first for new Central Methodist head coach Jody Ford. Central Methodist University defeated Culver-Stockton College 32-7 on Sept. 22. The Eagles blanked the Wildcats in the second half to break open the game. Placekicker Ezequiel Rivera tied a school record when he made a 55-yard field goal. Trevor Robinson set a new school record for career sacks (26) in his final home game for the Green and Black. Robinson broke Justin Wisdom’s record in the fourth quarter against Evangel University. Rivera and Robinson were both named HAAC Special Teams and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, for their efforts.
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Men’s Soccer The Central Methodist men’s soccer team finished the regular season 12-5-1 and 4-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, good for fifth place overall. The 12 wins set a new CMU record. Guilherme Frota, German Schacht, and Erwin Sanchez Jr. were all named HAAC Player of the Week during the season. The Central Methodist University men’s soccer team had four players named to the Heart of America Athletic Conference 2012 All-Conference Men’s Soccer Teams. Midfielder Thyago Catharino was named to the first team. Forward Murun Altankhuyag was a second-team choice, while defender Brendon Boucaud and Sanchez Jr. were voted to the third team.
Women’s Soccer The Central Methodist women’s soccer team finished their season 11-7 overall and 2-5 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, narrowly missing out on playing in the conference tournament. Brittany Andert, Lindie Adair, Meredith Brick, and Kayla Leeser were all named HAAC Player of the Week during the fall. The Central Methodist University women’s soccer team had four players named to the Heart of America Athletic Conference 2012 All-Conference Women’s Soccer Teams. Defender Elizabeth Gayer was named to the first team. Midfielder Shawn Beard was a second-team choice, while Leeser and Adair were voted to the third team.
Volleyball The Central Methodist volleyball team won seven matches to finish the season with a 7-22 overall record. CMU had a 0-9 record in the Heart of America Athletic Conference in 2012. A young team, the Eagles will lose five seniors – setter Sarah Lewey, defensive specialist Kristi Miller, defensive specialist Rebecca Edwards, defensive specialist Hannah Babcock, and outside hitter Jamie Malle. Lewey finished with 2,294 assists in four seasons at CMU. Miller led the team in digs in 2012. Edwards and Babcock were key to Central Methodist’s defense. The CMU team relied on several underclassmen to fill key roles throughout the season. Freshmen Julia Weber, Shelby Rice, and Katie Dozier each played in at least 27 of the Eagles’ 29 matches. Meanwhile, Makenzie Shepard was CMU’s second-leading attacker.
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Central’s baseball coach, Fred Smith (right in photo, with Coach Nate Breland), has recently been Eagle Athletics website: recognized with the 2012 Heart www.cmueagles.com of America Athletic Conference Champions of Character Coach of Facebook: Character Award. The Coach of Character Award is www.facebook.com/cmathletics an annual title given to a head coach of an NAIA institution. The nominee Twitter: must be employed by the institution twitter.com/cmueagles a minimum of five years and must be clearly outstanding in embracing the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character initiative, methods LiveStream: of teaching character through sport, and community leadership through www.ustream.tv/centralmethodist volunteering, service and other means. “I am honored to receive such an important award,” says Smith, a Eagle Updates: 1985 graduate of Central Methodist, who came to the university followText scores for your favorite Eagle teams. ing 18 seasons coaching at Boonville High School. “I feel that the five core values of the Champions of Character are the foundation of our institution. Sign-up at www.cmueagles.com. I have also made them the cornerstone of our baseball program.” Smith completed his fifth season with the Eagles in 2012, and his 24th overall as a coach. Last season, he led Central Methodist to the championship game of the HAAC Tournament and compiled a record of 25-22-1. His squad was also recognized off the field as the NAIA Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Baseball Team of the Year, while Smith was named the Conference Coach of the Year for Central Methodist, an award he also won in 2008. “Fred is a person that always listens to the student’s needs, offers assistance and encourages students be in engaged in community service projects,” Ken Oliver, Vice President of Institutional Growth and Student Engagement as well as Director of Athletics at Central Methodist, said. “Any athletic department in the country would be very fortunate to have Fred on their staff.” Smith and his team members have been involved in the Boonville Correction Ministry, collecting gifts for Angel Tree, organizing Food Pantry projects, working with the Columbia Boys and Girls Club, offering free baseball clinics and leading various clean-up efforts in the community.
CMU earns Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award Central Methodist University has earned the 2011-2012 NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award. The Eagles scored an 87 out of 100 on the Champions of Character Scorecard. "I am very proud of our student-athletes, coaches, and fans," Vice President for Institutional Growth and Student Engagement Ken Oliver says. "We would not receive these types of awards if our community did not live and follow the core values of what it takes to be a true Champion of Character institution." The Champions of Character Scorecard measures each institution's commitment to the NAIA Champions of Character program. Points are earned in five key areas: character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion. Headlining the distinction for Central Methodist's 2011-12 campaign was its baseball team, which was honored by the NAIA in June with the Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award. This year, 221 NAIA institutions were named Champions of Character Five-Star Institutions.
Baseball field completes renovations Estes Field, home to the CMU baseball team, underwent improvements over the summer. Work began in July to make way for new sod in the infield and foul line areas and artificial turf around the backstop and dugout areas. The new grass sod, "Black Beauty” turf type tall fescue, was chosen for its dark green color and ease of maintenance. The new artificial turf is made with a combination of high-performance fiber and polypropylene monofilament yarn. The monofilament yarn gives better foot traction and will last longer in high use areas. "CMU" will be emblazoned behind home plate on the collegiate sports turf.
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The Conservatory and the merger of Howard-Payne and Central by David Samson Like many alumni, I have enjoyed seeing the renovation process of Classic Hall. As a graduate of the Conservatory, I have especially loved seeing pictures and videos on Facebook of the band and choir enjoying their new rehearsal spaces. I was fortunate to see some of the renovation first hand as I was on campus in 2010 and 2011 doing research for my dissertation on the history of the Swinney Conservatory. Through my research I not only learned about the history of the “Con,” but about Central and its relationship to and eventual merger with HowardPayne College where Classic Hall first belonged and where Central’s music department began. Central and Howard-Payne Colleges both have fascinating early histories. Even though Central was never founded as an all-male school, the circumstances of Central’s development alongside Howard High School (which eventually became the all-girls Howard Female College) caused the separation of the sexes during the years following the Civil War. While Howard-Payne College was still a separate entity in 1911 when Classic Hall was built, the two schools were deeply connected to one another. At this time, men and women from the two schools often dated and married one another, students took classes from both schools and even some professors taught at both schools. The music department, established at Howard-Payne in the 1880s, Music studio in Howard-Payne was thriving under the leadership of N. Louise Wright (who had taken over in 1906 and would remain the head of the department at Howard-Payne and later Central College until her retirement in 1952). While Howard-Payne’s music department was housed in the building that is now the north wing of Howard-Payne Hall, Classic Hall’s auditorium with its new Steinway grand piano and pipe organ, was used to host student and professional recitals. These events were highlights of Fayette’s 46
social scene and were well attended by students of both schools. With the two colleges intertwined so much, it was only a matter of time before the schools merged. This, however, was not an easy thing to accomplish. An early attempt by the Missouri Conference of the Methodist Church in 1899 to force officials of Howard-Payne College to give control over to Central was met with fierce opposition. In 1913, under the leadership of Central President Paul H. Linn, the beginnings of a merger took hold. From 1913-1917 Linn steadily expanded course offerings available to Howard-Payne students. In 1918, the two schools announced a proposed affiliation deal that would allow
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students from either school to take courses at the other. Since Howard-Payne had an established music department, it likewise incorporated Central students by offering lessons, including them in its vocal ensembles and providing them roles in their musical productions. Students at Central had started their own musical ensembles such as the band, glee club, and orchestra in the early 1900s as an offshoot of their literary societies Phi Alpha and the Aristotelian Society. As these music groups grew, instructors at Howard-Payne became more involved. Along with conducting the Howard-Payne College Band, HowardPayne instructor A. Delos McCampbell also served as director of Central’s band (1916-1919) and orchestra (19171919). An attempt by Central to establish its own music department under McCampbell failed due to the start of World War I and McCampbell’s departure in 1919. In 1922, Howard-Payne curators voted to officially affiliate with Central. While the merger was effectively completed in 1923, the issue of transferring Howard-Payne’s endowment money was not settled until 1927. President Linn passed away in 1924 and was succeeded by Bishop William F. McMurry. Even before the merger, plans had been set in motion for the building of a conservatory for the students of Howard-Payne. In 1922, Kansas City Banker Edward
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Greetings from the CMU Alumni Association The alumni History Wall Timeline is about to be completed and will be in place by our spring gala. It will be placed outside the elevator on the first floor of the Student and Community Center. We currently have a full board of 21 members for our Alumni Association, along with four advisory members. As we look forward to the spring events, we also are helping to plan a farewell reception for President Marianne Inman. Her accomplishments here have made a tremendous contribution to Central Methodist University, and we want to thank her for her dedication. We hope that you will join us for our May 4, 2013, celebration. You can contact me at 636-3496880 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next alumni board meeting is January 26, 2013, at Central Methodist University. All are welcome to come and observe.
After a wonderful Homecoming celebration, the Central Methodist University Alumni Board looks forward to honoring our Distinguished Alumni at our annual celebration May 4, 2013, on campus. To be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award this year: • Terry Smith (1966) • W. Michael Reid (1962) • Rena Yocum (1965) • Andrew Glover (1983) To be honored with the Young Alumni Award: • Thomas Randoll (2001) The Service Award honoree: • Delores Bland Woodward (1955)
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In 1927 the Masons laid the cornerstone for what would become the Swinney Conservatory of Music.
F. Swinney (who was the step-uncle of N. Louise Wright) donated $35,000 to the construction of a building to house the music department. The money was held by Central, knowing that a merger was in the works. When Bishop McMurry took over as Central president, the $35,000 was combined with other money that had been raised for a large capital improvement plan. This plan included the construction of the buildings known now as the Cooper Parish House, Paul H. Linn Memorial United Methodist Church, and the Swinney Conservatory. The music department now had to prepare not only for the school merger but for moving to a new building as well. Sources are not clear about how the transition
took place. It’s reasonable to believe that music classes were still being held in Howard-Payne Hall. One source suggests that the Conservatory offices were moved to the Hendrix residence (now Givens Hall), which had been traditionally the home of Howard-Payne’s presidents. However, another source states that Classic Hall was used to house the conservatory studios. It can be assumed that all three buildings (Classic Hall, the Hendrix Residence and Howard-Payne Hall) were utilized during the transition. Even though the Conservatory building would not open until 1927, the first official session of the Swinney Conservatory of Music began on September 25, 1925. Now, 85 years after leaving Classic Hall, the music department is making its return. And we as Conservatory alumni couldn’t be happier to see her newest inhabitants move in.
David Samson graduated from Central Methodist in 2000 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. As a doctoral student at the University of Missisippi, he compiled research on Central and the conservatory for his doctoral dissertation “The Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University: An Historical Study.” This article stems from that research.
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Alumni news Newsmakers Huston Smith ’40 has published his 15th book, The Huston Smith Reader, a summary of his life’s work in religious study. Robert ’42 (dec.) and Anna Mae (Besgrove) ’44 Hodge received the Distinguished Service Award from the Board of Trustees for the Friends of Arrow Rock. Bob “Lefty” Grove ’53 and wife Dorothy celebrated their 50th anniversary in June 2012. Lawrence Dickerson ’57 and wife Juanita celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Sept. 2012. Margaret (Thompson) Hewitt ’54 retired from University of South Florida, College of Education after 30 years of service. Dr. Hewitt was awarded Professor Emerita and will continue to work with the college and continue her research in readability, using her published readability formula with test developers. She remains an active member in Kappa Delta Pi and Omicron Delta Kappa. Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr. ’55 participated in a panel discussion of Ponce de Leon’s Arrival in Florida Celebration at the University of South Florida in October. He also had his book, Rafael Carrera and the Emergence of the Republic of Guatemala 1821-1871, published as Vol. 3 in the “Basic Library of Guatemalan History” by F & G Publishers of Guatemala City. Max Nickerson ’60 was selected as a 2012 School of Life Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient at Arizona State University. Lee Potts ’63 is now an Enrolled Agent, the highest credentials awarded by the IRS. Michael Bording ’66 retired in June after working on the railroad for 42 years, including the Northwestern Pacific, Southern Pacific, Saint Louis, and Southwestern. He retired from a career working as a Pool Freight Conductor between Tucson (Ariz.), Yuma (Ariz.), and El Paso (Texas). Suzanne (Armitage) Drummond ’67 retired from the Boonville School District after 17 years. She is working part-time in the Dean’s Office at Central Methodist University.
Mary Bancroft ’70 was honored by the First Christian Church, for her 30 years of service and dedication to the church as the Coordinator of Music and as organist. Carol Howe Schwartz ’71 retired from the Missouri Division of Family Services after 28 years. Stephen Frazier ’72 is the new Chief Information Officer/Executive Director of University Technology at Western Illinois University. Jay Long ’73 is the director of the American School of Antananarivo in Madagascar. Avian Bear ’74 was elected President of the Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA), 2013-2015. Rod Hoffman ’74, while out campaigning for a state house seat, used his CPR training to save a two-year-old-boy who had nearly drowned in a backyard pool. Don Pesek ’74 has been promoted to Director of Audit & Rating Services at Cass Information Systems, Inc. in St. Louis, Mo. He has held various positions with increased responsibilities at Cass since March 1990. Timothy Rice ’74 lived and worked in St. Louis for the past 38 years as an insurance broker and former printing and graphics business owner. He has recently moved back to his hometown of Fulton, Mo., where he is enjoying his retirement and his hobby of buying/selling/trading collectibles and antiques, online and at flea markets. Mark Harbison ’76 celebrated 36 years of service to Commercial Trust Company on Aug. 9, 2012. Sharon (Perkinson) McNeill ’77 received her Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy, T-DPT from the University of South Dakota Vermillion. Sally (Watkins) Vinyard ’81 and husband Herb `83 sponsor the Festus High School Rocket Club, which earned third place last spring in the national meet. Sally is the middle school band director at Festus and Herb owns and runs the family funeral home. Dr. Keith Gary ’82 was recently appointed as the new Chair of the Missouri Workforce
Dr. C. Fred Bergsten ’61, the Founding Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, is stepping down from that position in December. One of the world’s leading experts on international economic policy issues, Bergsten will remain active with the institute as a Senior Fellow and Director emeritus. He plans to spend more of his time researching and writing on a variety of international economic topics. Already this fall he has had several articles published, including “Why the Euro will Survive” in the Sept./Oct. edition of Foreign Affairs; “Time for a Fightback in the Currency Wars,” an op-ed in the Financial Times; and “Five Myths on the Euro Crisis” in a September edition of the Washington Post. Fred and wife Jenny (Wood) ’59 recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Italy with their son, his wife, and several friends.
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Investment Board (MoWIB). Dr. Gary is a business member of the state board, affiliated with the Kansas City Life Sciences Institute, and previously served as MoWIB’s Interim Vice Chair. Clayton Loos ’82 received his master of arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in May 2012. He is now pursuing his Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Development from Grand Canyon University. Paul ’82 and Elaine (Kaercher) ’82 Swofford have retired from St. Clair Schools after 30 years of directing the bands. Dave Fox ’83 is the Assistant Director for the Show-Me State Games. Andrew Glover ’83 was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the C.L. Barnhouse Co. in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Bob Slate ’84 published a book, Do Unto Others: Jesus Was A Liberal, in July 2012. Mike Dimond ’85 was named the new Assistant Scout Executive of Programs for the Boy Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council. Tim Puyear ’85 started his own agency, Secure Retirement Solutions of Kansas City. Dean Anthony ’86 left Shreveport Opera after three seasons and has been named the new Director of the Janeic Opera Company at Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. He is working on several other shows scheduled all over the country, including at Carnegie Hall. Eugene Peebles ’87 performed for the Eugene Peebles Benefit Concert to Support the Lincoln High School Music Department on May 10. Raymond Glover ’88 is an entertainment coordinator for Walt Disney World. John Bucksath ’89 was appointed as President of ABC Laboratories in Columbia, Mo. Dr. Kevin Dishman ’89 was named one of the top doctors in the Kansas City area by Ingram’s magazine. Dr. Dishman is married to Julie (Wilburn) Dishman ’92. They have two daughters, Allison and Abigail. Rhonda Schumann ’90 retired from the Moberly School District. Bill Chott ’91 was awarded “Best Improv Coach” at the Inny Awards. Rebecca Dierking ’93 earned her Ph.D. in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum, specializing in English Eduction from the University of Missouri. Brian Hamlett ’93 portrayed Levi in the production My Brother’s Keeper at The Theatre Project in Baltimore, Md. He also has a weekly radio show on www.blis.fm called “The Dialogue with Brian Keith.”
Alumni news Mike Wallis `67 was a featured speaker for the Tulsa Town Hall Lecture Series in Tulsa, Okla. He is a historian and biographer of the American West and has published several books and articles. He was also the voice of Sheriff in Pixar Studios animated feature film CARS. Pictured are Mike and fellow Central alumni Ed ’67 and Nila (Vouga) ’68 Morris, who attended the Tulsa event. Scott Barthelmass ’93 has been involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for several years and has served as its coordinator since 2010. This year he is the co-coordinator for the St. Louis City/Central St. Louis County Torch Run. He also participates in a variety of Special Olympics stunts to raise money for the organization.
Deacon Windsor ’93 was named one of MASSP’s Principals of the Year.
DeeAnna Briggs ’01 is a critical response/ emergency de-escalation therapist and running her own business. She is also working on her Ph.D. in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of New Mexico.
Len Barry ’94 is serving on the Jamestown (N.Y.) Area YMCA Metro Board of Directors. Dina Haskamp-Polson ’94 ran in the St. Louis Marathon April 15, 2012. Steve Jones ’94 is a new partner at Faber and Brand Attorneys. Connie Berglund ’95 is a licensed nurse practitioner for the Grand Rivers Student Health Center. John Canterberry ’95 is a cost accountant for Buick Resource Recycling Division in Boss, Mo. Danielle (Clift) Corley ’96 was named the Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of East Central Missouri. Scott White ’96 is a teacher, the head basketball, and assistant baseball coach at Russellville High School. Christina Jones-Lentz ’98 is the head softball coach for Leavenworth High School, Leavenworth, Kan. Rebecca (Richardson) Mouser ’99 has an article published in Oral Tradition called “Heroic Register and Oral Tradition in the Alliterative
Audrey (Hunolt) Smith ’99 is the special education teacher for Centralia High School. Jason Jarvis ’00 teaches seventh and eighth grade social studies for the Kingston (Mo.) K-14 School District. He also coaches varsity football at DeSoto High School.
Darren Dean ’01 is an instructor in the English Department at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He has had several short stories published in the last several months and is the founding editor of Cedars, a digital literary magazine. Terry Wells ’01 is the Lady Tigers head basketball coach at John F. Hodge High School. Sara Cole ’02 was the winner of $1,100 in school supplies through the OfficeMax “A Day Made Better” program. She is an elementary teacher at Central R-III Elementary School in Park Hills, Mo. Bridgett Stewart Schmutz ’04 is the volleyball coach for Mount Vernon R-V High School. Emily Merritt ’05 was awarded the 2012 Youth Entrepreneurs Kansas (YEK) Business Plan Advisor of the Year. Kyle Gerdeman ’06 is an assistant coach for Central Michigan University. Evelina Slatinska ’06 is the cross country coach at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. Jeremy Irlbeck ’07 is the athletic director and head baseball coach for Southeastern Illinois College. Trisha Lyons ’08 is the varsity basketball coach for Moberly Senior High School. Dana Watts ’08 received the PNC Early Childhood Education Award in Sept. 2012. Michael Brooks ’09 is the head women’s basketball coach at Bradley University.
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Taylor Richmond x’09 is a physical education teacher and girls head basketball coach
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at Lincoln Community High School in Lincoln, Ill. Sam McMahon ’10 is the director of basketball operations for Missouri State University. Kyle Robuck ’10 teaches K-12 physical education and is the softball, baseball, and boys basketball coach in Brashear, Mo. Lacey Eaton ’11 performed as Rapunzel from Into the Woods. Michelle Lane ’12 is the assistant coordinator of the Three Rivers College Dexter campus. Bishop Ann Sherer-Simpson retired in Aug. 2012, as Resident Bishop of the Nebraska Conference. She was a Missouri Conference Resident Bishop earlier and friend to many at CMU.
Marriages & Engagements Anna Stockman ’89 and Jeff McBride were married Aug. 18, 2012. Vonda Wilborn ’97 and James Martin were married Aug. 3, 2012. Jeremy Payne ’00 and Christina White are engaged to be married. Justin Yates ’02 and Brandy Worley ’03 are engaged to be married. Julie Borts ’04 and Zachary King were married June 18, 2011. Anna Steel ’04 and Will Johnson were married July 21, 2012. Nicole Horn ’05 and Robert Jacquin are engaged to be married. Elizabeth (Bess) Richmond ’05 and Eric Siebuhr are engaged to be married. Jason Trusty `05 and Stacy Rhodes were married May 26, 2012. Kourtney Whiteman `05 and Ryan Christiansen were married April 28, 2012. Whitney Howser ’06 and Michael Nolan were married Sept. 8, 2012. Jeff Kremer ’06 and Megan Miller were married Dec. 10, 2011. Cory Carver ’08 and Jodi Motley are engaged to be married. Taylor Drennan ’08 and Kaci Mulvaney were married Aug. 4, 2012. Holly Wade ’08 and Sam McMahon ’10 were married Sept. 8, 2012. Erin Aholt ’09 and Shawn Lause are engaged to be married. Allison Hoy ’09 and Charles Harris were married Sept. 30, 2011.
Alumni news Electie Minix ’11 and Michael Dowd ’12 were married Oct. 13, 2012.
Rachelle Kueckelhan ’12 and Jared Buescher were married Oct. 6, 2012.
Nate Meyer ’13 and Bailey Chapin are engaged to be married. Nick Sandbothe ’13 and Holly Johnson were married Aug. 25, 2012. Eric ’85 and wife Kay (Cantlon) Otterness ’87 celebrated the birth of their first grandchildren, twin boys, born Aug. 27, 2012. They had a third grandchild, Claire, born Oct. 23. Great-grandparents are Jerry `59 and Marlene (Marcum) Cantlon ’59. Jerry and Marlene also welcomed two additional great-grandchildren this fall. Sarah Binder ’10 and Kyle Brown were married June 2, 2012. Kelly Colley ’10 and Joshua Adams were married June 9, 2012. Lindsay Cope ’10 and Justin Woods were married Sept. 29, 2012. Becky Feth ’10 and William Frolker were married April 22, 2012. Stephanie Frevert ’10 and Ryan Bernard ’10 are engaged to be married. Katherine Henderson ’10 and Nicholas Smith were married June 30, 2012. Casey Lowry ’10 and Cory Cowsert ’11 are engaged to be married. Caryn McDonald ’10 and Eric Yaeger were married Aug. 11, 2012. Caleb Myers ’10 and Meghan Carpenter were married July 7, 2012. Emily Platt ’10 and Jake Johannes were married May 5, 2012. Natalie Rolph ’10 and Andy Dreyer ’10 are engaged to be married. Trish Brown ’11 and Nicholas Ferolito were married June 12, 2012. Jessica Carver ’11 and Jonathan Wright were married May 5, 2012. Cody Fletcher ’11 and Ashley Clouse are engaged to be married. Billy Bob Ford Jr. ’11 and Amanda Amos ’12 were married May 29, 2012. Joe Garrett ’11 and Emily Heying ’12 were married June 2, 2012. Jessica Guerrant ’11 and Phillip Willer were married July 28, 2012. Megan Jones ’11 and Aron Geiger are engaged to be married.
Births John ’74 and Leslie (Reynolds) ’75 Craig welcomed a new granddaughter on March 16, 2012. Jacklyn Marie Craig joined big sister Lillie, 2, and cousin Logan, 3. Brad McCarty ’94 and wife Deanna announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Teresa, born March 23, 2012. Charles David “C. D” Storie ’96 and wife Jennifer announce the birth of daughter Charlea Kay, born Aug. 8, 2012. Brian ’97 and Annie (McDuff) ’01 Barber announce the birth of son Benjamin Aric, born June 1, 2012. Scott Tackett ’00 and wife Mariah announce the birth of son Wyatt Lohof, born Sept. 26, 2011. Amanda (Smithson) Calhoun ’02 and husband Sean announce the birth of son Caden James, born April 11, 2012. Erin (Keebler) Sullinger ’02 and husband Tim announce the birth of daughter LeaAnne Elizabeth, born Aug. 18, 2012. Teresa (Kircher) ’03 Martin and husband Cody announce the birth of son Sullivan Maxwell on Oct. 31, 2012. Julie (Borts) King ’04 and husband Zach announce the birth of daughter Emily Grace, born Nov. 21, 2011. Michael ’07 and Amy (Jeffery) ’10 Boedeker announce the birth of daughter Aubree Lee, born July 31, 2012. David and Liz (Platt) Reinert, both ’07, announce the birth of daughter Faith, born Sept. 26, 2011. Amanda (Dodson) Brand ’10 and husband Timothy announce the birth of daughter Jamie “Eleese,” born Jul. 24, 2012. Scott ’10 and Corrine (Roller) ’11 Hill announce the birth of daughter Avery Renne, born June 12, 2012. Whalen and Dionne George, both ’09, announce the birth of son Demetri Khaleal, born Aug. 22, 2012. Chad Wilson, CMU plant operations groundskeeper, and wife Crystal announce the birth of son, Myles Scott, born Oct. 9, 2012.
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James Allan Mitchell ’37 of New Canaan, Conn., died July 1, 2012. Robert B. Thomas ’37, Fort Smith, Ark., died July 9, 2012. A loyal supporter of Central, music was a lifelong pleasure. He is survived by his wife, Marian, and two sons, James and Richard, and their families. Retired from Braniff Airlines, he was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith. Margaret F. (Pieper) Angelo ’38 of Boonville, Mo., died Sept. 23, 2012. John Samuel Newhouse ’38 of Independence, Mo., died Oct. 9, 2012. Jean (Turley) Edmonston ’39 of Moberly, Mo., died Oct. 5, 2012.
1940 W. Howard Lewin ’40 of St. Louis, Mo., died Oct. 23, 2012. Margaret (Eager) Duren ’41 of Florissant, Mo., died Aug. 8, 2012. William H. Taylor ’42 of Fayette, Mo., died July 21, 2012. Marjorie (Lauf) Wallace ’42 of Haslett, Mich., died April 7, 2012. Robert C. McMillan ’44 of Burnsville, N.C., died March 7, 2012. Kenneth Noble Taylor ’45 of Macon, Mo., died Oct. 26, 2012. Elizabeth Louise (Muir) Coutts ’46 of Fayette, Mo., died June 13, 2012. Louise served as a U. S. Navy WAVE nurse during World War II. She taught school for 29 years and was very active in keeping a sense of the history of the Howard County area, including writing several family histories and co-authoring a book on all of the Howard County cemeteries. She is survived by three sons and their families. James Neil Butchart ’47 of Issaquah, Wash., died Feb. 21, 2012. Norman F. Carrigg ’47 and V-12 of San Rafael, Calif., died Oct. 31, 2012. George H. Gould ’47 of Kalispell, Mont., died May 16, 2012. Matthew Otte ’47 of Stevens Point, Wis., died April 25, 2012. Robert L. Varner ’48 of New Castle, N.H., died May 8, 2012. Donald C. Caldwell ’49 of Baltimore, Md., died Aug. 10, 2012. Richard Jessee Detweiler ’49 of Kirksville, Mo., died July 25, 2012.
Alumni news Emma Katherine (Schuler) Gardner ’49 of Overland Park, Kan., died Oct. 5, 2012.
James Roderick Hall ’58 of Doniphan, Mo., died Sept. 3, 2012.
Richard Denzel Meyer ’49 of California, Mo., died Aug. 19, 2012.
Paul A. Montemurro ’58 of Saint Joseph, Mo., died July 5, 2012. (See articles p. 15)
David Porter Wagner ’49 of Loveland, Colo., died June 13, 2012.
Jerry L. Schwab ’58 died May 19, 2012, in Liberty, Mo. Jerry retired as vice president of finance for Farmland Foods in 1991 after 30 years with the company. He then worked at Creative Sculpture. Jerry received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Central in 1981. He is survived by his son, Mark; daughter, Sandra Adams, and her family; and stepson Matthew Charles Ross.
1950 James E. Rudd ’50 of Neosho, Mo., died Oct. 10, 2012. Mariam (Amick) Collins ’51 of Ballwin, Mo., died July 24, 2012. John J. Jankowski ’51 died Oct. 13, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo. “Coach Jan” taught and coached for 31 years, retiring from coaching in 1972 at Jefferson City High School where he had a 134-8-2 record as assistant head football coach. He was quarterback for the Central Eagles while earning his B.S. in education. Coach Jan is survived by his son, Reggie, and his family. Ernest C. Oerly, Jr. ’51 of Valley Park, Mo., died Oct. 4, 2012. Richard W. Stewart ’51 of Olympia, Wash., died April 7, 2012. Joe S. Grace ’52 of Excelsior Springs, Mo., died Aug. 15, 2012. Alan Duane Mickel ’54 of East Prairie, Mo., died June 4, 2012. Virgil Grannemann ’55 of Saint Louis, Mo., died April 23, 2012. Norma I. (Gladstone) McDaniel ’55 of Lake Saint Louis, Mo., died Aug. 7, 2012. Sue E. (Sitton) Smith ’55 of Richmond, Ky., died June 17, 2012. Rolla Edward Herbert Jr. ’57 of Festus, Mo., died July 22, 2012. George W. Burgin ’57 died in Lake St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 29, 2012. Part of the first graduating class of St. Paul’s School of Theology in 1962, George served more than 20 church congregations in Missouri—most recently the Rocheport UMC. He led the West Park UMC in Moberly to establish a Hall of Sponsors scholarship at Central. George is survived by his wife, Carolyn, and children Barth Burgin, Bonita Fitzmaur, Bendi Burgin, William Hynes, Sandra Baber, and Lynda Nau ’91 and their families. Granddaughter Lauran Burgin ’12 is the most recent Central graduate in his family.
Norris Ronald Bledsoe ’59 of Boonville, Mo., died Sept. 7, 2012.
1960 John David Mohney ’60 of O’Fallon, Mo., died June 23, 2012. Orvie E. Linsin II ’61 died May 14, 2012, in St. Louis, Mo. He was a railroad industry sales representative for more than 50 years as well as a traditional bow hunter, avid outdoorsman, and runner. He is survived by his wife, Diane ’63; children Christine Haack and Michael and families; sister Yvonne Moore `59; brother Chris, and cousin Susan Lefferdink `70.
for years. Surviving are her three children, Anne (Howard) Elsberry and Scott (Vicki) Westlake of Leawood, Kan.; and Richard (Janice) of Hallsville, Mo.; nine grandchildren, 21 greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Marvin R. Davis ’79 of Lebanon, Mo., died May 30, 2012.
1980 Joseph D. Kesselring ’83 of Charleston, Mo., died Aug. 13, 2012.
Friends of Central Carl Acton, longtime Fayette resident and former employee of Commercial Trust Co., died April 30, 2012, at Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo. His wife, Charlotte, survives in their home on Church Street, across from the University. Evelyn P. Bagby of Fayette, Mo. died Oct. 21, 2012. She worked at Ben Franklin, Mattingly’s and was the bookkeeper for the family business, Home Oil. She is survived by her sons, Gary ’69 (Sara ’71) and Don ’79 (Jan); four grandchildren, including Nick Bagby ’05 and Mary Griswold ’01; and two great-grandchildren.
Dee (DeWitt) Stalcup ’63 of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., died March 9, 2012.
Walter Barenkamp of Saint Louis, Mo., died May 15, 2012.
Ralph Henry LaForge ’65 of Kansas City, Mo., died April 4, 2012.
Connie Frantsen of Springfield, Mo., died July 20, 2012.
Earl Franklin Seitz ’67 of Columbia, Mo., died Sept. 22, 2012.
Marie Fulton of Independence, Mo., died Aug., 20, 2012. She was the widow of the Reverend Dr. Ross Fulton Sr. ’36, pastor emeritus of Christ UMC in Independence, and mother of Betty Lee Green ’63, Patricia Rogers ’66, Rose M. Fulton ’69, and Ross A. Fulton ’69. In addition to her husband, her daughter, Betty predeceased her. She is survived by her other children and their families.
Ronald D. Kahler ’68 of Keytesville, Mo., died Sept. 21, 2012.
1970 Mary Rose Hagedorn ’71 of Glasgow, Mo., died Oct. 4, 2012. George H. Marshall ’71 of New Franklin, Mo., died July 18, 2012. Virginia Morgan Westlake ’74 died Sept. 2, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo., although Moberly had been her home for more than 70 years. When the Depression interfered with her college plans, she taught in a one-room school and took college courses in the summer. After marrying in 1941 and raising her family, she enrolled at Central in her 60s and completed her BSE in 1974. A classmate remembered her always being dressed in a suit and using items from the hardware store for manipulatives in her education classes. After graduation she earned a Master’s degree in learning disabilities from Mizzou and taught children with learning disabilities in Clark, Mo. She maintained a supportive relationship with some of her students
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Stanley Grimm of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Sept. 27, 2012. Cecil Sanders of Fayette, Mo., died Aug. 7, 2012. Jerry Ruth Williams, an active laywoman in the Missouri United Methodist Conference and a member of the CMU President’s Council, died July 13, 2012, in St. Louis. Among her many roles, Jerry Ruth served as a director on the Women’s Division, vice chair of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, board member for the United Methodist Publishing House, Pan Methodist commission, the vice chair of the South Central Jurisdiction BMCR, and as a delegate to the 2012 South Central Jurisdiction Conference.
Alumni news Elizabeth Sweet Hix, wife of former professor of religion at Central, Rev. Clarence E. Hix Jr., died July 20, 2012. Betty was a beloved teacher and a wise, patient, and warm friend of all in Fayette. Betty died at the fine age of 99 and left five children, all of whom attended Central: C.E. “Gene” Hix III ’59; William “Bill” Hix ’61; Robert “Bob” Hix ’64 and his wife, former CMU Vice President for Advancement Ruth Benner Hix; Anne Hix Gameson ’71 and her husband, Joe ’71; and Mary Hix Bradbury ’72. Other survivors include 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Betty’s husband, Dr. C. E. Hix, predeceased her in 2000.
Almost no one knew Verna Glorianna Tooley McKee, who died on June 26, 2012, at the age of 72. But everyone knew Sugar. Sugar was the essence of sweetness at the Eyrie and then the Eyrie Café in the Student and Community Center for a total of 40 years. Every student knew he or she would be greeted at the grill with a soft, “What do you need, baby?” Sugar’s gentle voice and deep concern for “her kids” made her everyone’s mom and everyone’s supporter. She began work in the old Eyrie—the Camp Crowder Officer’s Club—in 1971 when Saga Foods provided the campus food service. They left, but she stayed. She stayed through Marriott and Sodexho-Marriott and Fresh Ideas. She was working on the day she had the brain aneurism that led to her passing. She probably wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Sugar was predeceased by her husband, one son, her father, a brother, and a sister. Her mother died shortly after Sugar did. Sugar leaves behind a son, five brothers, three sisters, four grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren, and four decades of devoted college students who will miss her but keep alive her memory for many more decades to come.
Memorial beneath tower for “Dean and Mrs. T” A memorial stone honoring Dean James P. and Helen G. Puckett Thogmorton, both Class of 1943, was laid under Cross Memorial Tower on the Fayette campus on August 22. Louann Thogmorton Shaner ’70 and Cathy Thogmorton ’71, editor of CMU’s Talon alumni magazine, are renovating the area under the tower in honor of their parents. “Dean T,” as he was known, was long-time Dean of Students and then Dean of Alumni Relations for Central and had been a Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonian, Beta Mu Chapter, when he was a student here. “Mrs. T,” daughter of Dean E. P. Puckett (for whom the field house is named), studied under Dean N. Louise Wright and Dean Luther T. Spayde and later taught piano and organ, often playing the organ at Linn Memorial UMC. She was a member of Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Fraternity for the Creative and Performing Arts, the predecessor of Sigma Alpha Iota, and was the senior faculty advisor for years. They had both been members of Dean Spayde’s A Cappella Choir in college. With the Phi Mu room above and the organ at this end of the church, it seems a fitting place to sit and think about time and love, which is what they most shared with students, alumni, friends, and each other. The couple died in 2009. Together they touched thousands of lives of Central students.
Time is . . . too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice; but for those who love . . . Time is not. Henry van Dyke
Left, Cathy Thogmorton ’71kneels by the stone that memorializes James P. and Helen G. Thogmorton ’43, parents of Cathy, and Louann Thogmorton Shaner ’70. The stone, right, carries on it the last two lines of a Henry van Dyke poem (middle) that “Dean and Mrs. T” loved.
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Greetings From the Board of Trustees Your Board of Trustees has experienced a working relationship with President Inman that is unparalleled. She has led us through a recovery from financial duress to accomplishments that now distinguish Central Methodist University. Her devotion to the University is beyond quantification, and all of her energy has been directed toward achieving goals that sought excellence. There is a transparent, honest, and mutually dependent reliance that best describes the relationship between our president and the board. She is a fellow trustee, our chief executive officer, and a true friend. Her retirement next June will be both a time of sadness as she leaves this campus, along with an enduring pride as we remember her accomplishments. Central has been exceedingly fortunate to have had the benefit of her leadership for these past 18 years. We are now in a period of transition—a period in which all of us must continue to direct our energies to the advancement of our university. It is imperative we maintain our momentum, as a pause would be the equivalent of a step back. Six members of the board and representatives of various constituencies are currently serving on a Search Committee to identify candidates to become our next president. The committee has engaged AGB Search, a unit of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, to provide consulting services. Drs. Saundra Tracy and Bruce Alton have been working with us since last August. Dr. Alton was the search consultant that assisted in the selection of President Inman. The Search Committee will evaluate candidates, conduct interview sessions, coordinate candidate visits to the campus, and perform due diligence checks. The Search Committee is not authorized to hire the president but will make its recommendations to the board on candidates they think should receive further consideration. The selection of a president is the Board of Trustees’ most important responsibility. The board’s decision will have an impact on the university’s future for many years. It is hoped the process can be completed at the February board meeting. If the candidate the board believes to be the right fit has not been identified by that date, the search will continue. We would also be pleased to receive nominations from alumni and friends of the university. They may be sent to the university for my attention.
While the selection of a new president is the board’s most important immediate assignment, the board and administration will not be distracted from other goals that surfaced during the strategic planning process. Strong emphasis will be maintained on the recruiting and enrollment functions so we may continue to build on today’s record number of students. An intensified focus on retention has established a new record this year. Our presence has continued to spread across the State of Missouri as our 2+2 program currently consists of partnerships with 13 two-year institutions. In addition, we have direct operations in Columbia and St. Louis. The Internet has had a major impact on the avenues open to students of all ages to access higher education. Today, students living on campus pursue some of their course work over the Internet. Many more people off campus are pursuing educational opportunities online, and we are actively engaged in providing courses to a growing number of people. A number of our faculty develop and teach online courses. Most of you are aware of the major capital improvements that have occurred on campus during the past ten years. In fact, many of you have helped make them possible. What is not so obvious are the numerous smaller projects that have been budgeted and completed over the past few years—projects such as replacement of windows, additional or renovated rooms in residence halls, new sections of walkways, signage, acquisition of properties adjacent to the campus, a major conversion of the library, and many other improvements. After searching for an opportunity that Central is perhaps uniquely qualified to pursue, our focus has narrowed to the science and health care area. For years we have had a quality program that faces a surging public and private demand for qualified graduates that is beyond our current capabilities. Our graduates have a reputation of being both well-qualified and achieving success as they pursue various opportunities in the science and health care field. The requirements for educating students in this field are many. Modern and specialized equipment, computeraided analyzers, classrooms, compliant labs with environmental controls, and experienced faculty are all part of an expensive equation. We believe the need for graduates who have received their education in this modern type of environment far exceeds the supply. The need has also become a national priority. We are accelerating our analysis of how we should
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enlarge our participation in this field. That analysis must also determine if the means to participate are attainable. If the conclusion is affirmative and its attainment is realized, it should elevate Central to the level of a premium destination for the students who recognize the challenging career opportunities in this field. Please stay tuned. I feel certain that those of you who have read this re-
port will understand why President Inman is fully entitled to a well-earned retirement. And without waiting until next June, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, I extend to Marianne and David our love and gratitude for their devotion to Central Methodist University, her students, faculty, administrative personnel, employees, and friends.
Glenn Cox, Chair CMU Board of Trustees
Central Methodist University President’s Council The Reverend L. Kyle Hern ’73 Ralph Anderson ’58 Edgewood, N.M. Kansas City, Mo. Pastor, St. John’s UMC Pres., Gen Tech Corp. (ret.) Ron Knigge ’65 Judy Apel ’68 Wellsville, Mo. Georgetown, Texas Pres., St. Louis Roofing & Sheet Metal VP, IBM Corp. (ret.) (ret.) J. W. Arnold ’90 Larry Leech ’70 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Fayette, Mo. Owner PRDC, Public Relations Supt., Fayette R-III Schools (ret.) David W. Bandy ’66 Leawood, Kan. Tom Maxwell Boonville, Mo. Sales Mgr., Dunbrook Industries (ret.) Pres/Owner, Gehm Environmental (ret.) M. Douglas Burton ’67 Terry Ohlms ’83 Leawood, Kan. VP, Westlake Hardware Corp. Office (ret.) St. Charles, Mo. Owner, T. A. Ohlms & Co. Tax Accounting The Reverend Lynn Dyke Reeds Spring, Mo. The Reverend James Powell, ’01 Supt., Mo. Conference Mid-State District Columbia, Mo. Dist. Supt., MOUM Cabinet (ret.) Dr. Robert Harris ’57 Columbia, Mo. The Reverend Marvin Pyron Physician/Instructor O’Fallon, Mo. UM Hospitals & Clinics Pastor, Salem-in-Ladue UMC (ret.)
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Lathem Scott ’98 Kansas City, Mo. VP, Business Banking Relationship Mgr. Bank of the West Ruth Henderson Sears ’76 Rockwall, Texas Attorney, SW Bell Telephone (ret.) Betty Thorne Tierney ’87 St. Louis, MO 63135 Sr. Counsel, Macy’s Inc. Myrl H. Vossler Raleigh, N.C. Sr. Director, Accord Healthcare W. Randall Washburn ’70 Versailles, Mo. Bank Examiner (ret.) Nancy Yuelkenbeck ’78 Kansas City, Mo. Sr. Fin. Analyst, H&R Block Bank
Central Methodist University Board of Trustees J. Bruce Addison ’66 Fayette, Mo. Pres., Addison Biological Laboratory Fred Alexander ’58 Fayette, Mo. Farmer/Developer Dr. Don V. Allemann ’60 Greensboro, N.C. Dir. of Bio. Res., Ciba-Geigy (ret.) Robert F. Anderson Plano, Texas CEO, Cardiovascular Provider Resources David P. Atkins Columbia, Mo. Exec. Dir., Missouri United Methodist Foundation
Jeffrey Hogenmiller ’70 Libertyville, Ill. VP, Human Resources Abbott Laboratories (ret.) Dick E. Hutchison ’83 Sedalia, Mo. Pres., LaMonte Community Bank
Dr. Robert T. Perry ’65 Ft. Pierre, S.D. Exec. Dir. (ret.) South Dakota Higher Ed. Board of Regents
Dr. Marianne E. Inman Fayette, Mo. Pres., Central Methodist University Timothy Jackman ’81 Fayette, Mo. VP, Claims Administration Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance
Judy Engel Rethwisch ’65 Fenton, Mo. Teacher, Affton High School
Terry L. Henderson ’83 Troy, Mo. Gen. Mgr, Administration Bodine Aluminum
Board Chair Glenn Cox accepts a check for Central Methodist from Board member David Atkins on behalf of the Missouri United Methodist Foundation.
Donna T. Puyear Chesterfield, Mo. Speech/Hearing Therapist (ret.)
Elmer Revelle Columbia, Mo. Assistant to the Bishop
Robert C. Schnase Janet Linn Jacobs ’77 Columbia, Mo. Fayette, Mo. Bishop, Missouri Conference UMC Board Chair, Commercial Trust Co. Richard D. Bailey ’84 Louann Thogmorton Shaner ’70 St. Louis, Mo. Rev. Dr. David W. Kerr ’67 Hilton Head, S.C. Pres., Armadillo Safety Group St. Louis, Mo. Science Educator (ret.), Civic Leader Senior Pastor, Salem-in-Ladue UMC (ret.) Robert E. Courtney Sondra Sercu Spalding ’57 St. Louis, Mo. Paul King ’68 Creve Coeur, Mo. Pres., Business Supply Centers Inc. (ret.) Springfield, Mo. Educator (ret.), Civic Leader Attorney Glenn A. Cox Jr. ’51 The Law Offices of Paul W. King LLC J. B. Waggoner ’91 Bartlesville, Okla. Fayette, Mo. Pres. & COO, Phillips Petroleum (ret.) R.G. Kirby Managing Partner Fayette, Mo. Inovatia Laboratories LLC Richard M. Dailey ’70 Dir. of Plant Operations, CMU (ret.) Lewes, Del. Dr. Keith W. Young ’86 Owner/Pres., Mirimar Consulting Brock Lutz Santa Monica, Calif. St. Louis, Mo. Psychiatrist Nancy Ellis VP, Ralston Purina Inc. (ret.) St. Louis, Mo. Trustee Emerita Consulting Systems Engineer, IBM (ret.) James D. Marchbank Virginia Wood Bergsten ’59 St. Louis, Mo. Annandale, Va. Nina Furstenau Instructor, Fontbonne University Educator (ret.) Fayette, Mo. Author, Teacher, Retired Publisher W. Kirk Meyer ’83 Rio Rancho, N.M. Dr. Keith A. Gary ’82 CFO, Don Chalmers Automotive Kansas City, Mo. Group Dir. of Program Development Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute Dr. Nancy Walker Peacock ’82 Nashville, Tenn. Robert L. Hahne ’60 Oncologist Falls Church, Va. Mg. Partner, Deloitte LLP (ret.)
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The Adair Family Charitable Foundation George Rodgers and Ruth Windsor Adams Mark A. and Rosemarie Adams J. Bruce and Janet Gift Addison Dan E. and Patricia Nemitz Adkison Clayton F. Albert Jr. R. Frederick and Barbara Miller Alexander Don V. Allemann Eva M. Allen Richard and Jenice F. Renfro Ambelang Barbara L. Anderson Kenneth C. and Ardith Haley Anderson Ralph H. Anderson Jr. Robert F. Anderson Sherman Eugene Anglin † Anonymous (3) Gary L. and Jenny Martin Anspach Judith Ann Apel Donald Lee and Mary Della Lenger Armitage D. Thomas and Laura L. Murray Arnold James W. Arnold Howard Ross and Nancy Arment Asbury Charles T. and Arlene Ashby The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art W. Thomas Atkin David P. and Emilie G. Atkins Ronald Lee and Susan M. Atteberry Christopher M. Auchly Glenn C. Jr. and Linda J. Bartley Ault Thomas J. Aylward Richard D. and Gina Kay Winn Bailey Virginia Daniels Bailey John Robert Baker David W. and Nancy Bandy Bruce E. Barnett Joe and Ann Barone John J. Barry Barbara A. Bartee Randall Shawn Bartel Donald L. and Jane H. Amrhein Barton Mark Q. Barton Philip E. and Martha B. Baylor
Joe E. and Jane Ash Belew Larry Lee and Janet Marie Roussin Bennett James M. Berger C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten Halkaline Kirk Bergsten † Jerry and Joanne Berneche Keith T. and Marcia Lubbers Berry Milton S. Berwin Marilyn Berrier Birbeck Ardyth D. and Ethel F. Schneider Blaise Nelson C. Block † and Lucy Jane Block Rebecca Kay Bonacker Andrea Anna Borchardt William Eugene Borchardt Edward A. Jr. and Mistey C. Wren Borst Carl P. and Ketha M. Keyton Bounds Joan Chandler Bowes William E. Brame and Nannetta Marshall Brame † Patricia Trotter Brawner Ed and Jan Brooks Michael Lawrence Jr. and Andrea L. Brooks Alan L. Brotherton David E. and Theresa C. Pointek Brown Elizabeth Brown Harsh and Frances Brown Robert Dean and Suzanne Duke Brown Don Spencer Browning † and Carol Browning Lee B. and Kristina M. Brumitt Wesley Leroy and Beverly Brun James J. and Caryl R. Bryan Lynn Reese and Sandra Kay Simpson Burks Jack and Mary June Birbeck Bush M. Alice Fray Buster David W. and Carol Platt Butler Margaret J. Pettigrew Byerly Herman C. Jr. and Wanda Charlene West Byrd Jerry D. Byrd Paul L. and Eleanor Rudd Calvert Dean W. Carlisle Catherine Naegelin Carnes
Julia G. Steck Carr Margaret Ann Alsop Chambers Patricia A. Champion Gregory Chandler Sr. Carolyn N. Rhodes Chaney Sara J. Chaney Margo A. Youngstrom Chapman Patrick Charlton John M. Jr. and Jacqueline Allred Cheary Nettie N. Cherrington Kathryn Ellen Chevalier Jane Louise Turner Chick † Nancy Riddell Chop William B. Claycomb Ann Abernathy Clement Clinton United Methodist Men Mark Clippard CMU Student Government Association Myra Dally Coggeshall Glenn and Betty Collier Mark R. and Sadowna Conarroe Richard and Ruth Ann Conrow William Edward and Marion Sherman Cooley Betty Lawson Corey Robert E. and Becky Courtney Glenn A. Jr. and Veronica M. Cox Ron and Susie Cox Donald C. Crabill Herman A. Crisler Jr. Beau and Sharon K. Adkison Culbertson Donald B. and Carlene Cullimore Donald R. Cummings Richard and Rebecca Blum Curry Richard M. Dailey Richard L. and Irene Virginia Dalton Barbara H. Davis Paul S. and Debora Kirschman Davis Richard K. and Theresa M. Davis Matthew T. and Wendy F. Biache Dawson Joseph and Nancy Derque Wendy J. Dickey Jeffrey Kent Dinan John A. Ditto Mary E. Sanderson Dolan
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Honor Roll Keith A. Gary Joseph E. Geist Arthur S. & Patricia L. Geren Andrew Glover John O. and Beth Hammond Gooch Nina Gooch Janet Jacobs Gooding David B. and Debbie A. Goodwin James S. Jr. and Rebecca Rae Gordon Francis L. Grable John T. Graff Dale and Maureen Graham Henry B. and Claudia Graham Mary Lu Graves Wallace G. Jr. and Ina Turner Gray Albert Owen and Helen Virginia Held Griese Stanley and Dorothy J. Morgan Grimm Mary-Ellen Singer Grisham Don A. and Jean Borgelt Gruenewald Sam M. and Jan Guenther William G. and Millicent B. Guerri Rita J. Gulstad Doug and Sally E. Hackman Nancy Pandolfi Hadfield Elbert and Mona Lou Basye Haenssler Walter and Alpha J. Sutterfield Hahn Robert L. Hahne and Barbara Williams Hahne † Gale and Carolyn Hairston Dr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Hall III Albert R. and Margaret E. Davis Hamra Todd G. and Shirley Bond Hannah James A. & Mary Kay Harders Robert A. and Cindy Harlan Harmony UMC James T. Harper † Robert and Kathryn Hartel Mina Matkin Hartleben Kelley L. Head John Francis and Kathy Buso Healy Joanne Schnell Heisler Terry L. and Elaine Eversmeyer Henderson Latham Bennett and Rebecca Henkey Kenneth D. and Audra
Herkelman L. Kyle and Marie Frazee Hern Leonard and Megan Wright Hess Jane Lammers Hicklin Harry Leo Hickman Jr. Fred R. and Patricia Phillips Hilgeman Jane Leach Hill Jeromy John and Amy Elizabeth Sneed Hodge Robert H. Hodge † and Anna Mae Besgrove Hodge Jeffrey N. and Linda K. Hogenmiller Nathan H. Hohman John H. Jr. and Nancy Balzer Holt Elizabeth Slate Horn Jeff L. and Christie R. Hoskisson Ilene Morrison House Ted House Howard Electric Cooperative Carl and Cheryl Deweerdt Hughes Corrine Catherine Huston John D. Hutcherson Dick E. and LaVena Hutchison Stewart and Pam Hess Huttsell Marianne E. and David Inman George E. Innes Jr. Joanna Dunnington Innes Timothy Ireland Timothy Jackman Alice Jo Harper Jackson Beatrice Jackson J. Steven and Susan K. Jackson Janet L. Jacobs Jay and Kelly Jacobs William H. Jacobs Sandra L. Jannick Daryl and Karen Jefferies G. Willard and H. Kay Fothergill Jenkins Jean N. Jenner Stephen G. Johnson Steven Russell and Tracy Renee Crowe Jones The Jordan Charitable Foundation Jack L. and Lenora Stone Jost Glenn R. Joyce † and Anne Raine Joyce Norma Deen Lirely Juracsik Gary E. and LaDonna Henry Justice Thomas P. and Willa Lee Yoder Kampman
J. Keith and Marjorie A. Keeling Carolyn Johnson Kemper Alice L. Freese Kennedy David W. and Marsha Kahler Kerr Kenneth L. Kienker † and Norma C. Innes Kienker † Ardis Wehrli Kimbell Paul W. King Marlin James and Trudy K. Kinman Patricia N. Sasse Kirby Robert W. Kleinschmidt James R. and Richelle Adair Kluck Bedford F. and Kathryn Detring Knipschild Kay E. Knipschild Ralph E. Knowles Jr. Russell G. Kormeier Cleo Kottwitz and Judy Ann Martin Parsons Robert A. Kountz William B. Kountz Jr. Wendy Kraus Brenda S. White Kueck Robert J. LaMore Gwendolyn Kirk Lane Frank and Rita Lange William D. and Marilyn Yeater Langworthy Marc Larousse David T. and Kathy McCutcheon Lawson William D. and Julia M. Lay Clyde G. and Mary Sue Weaver Lear Paul A. Lebeck Gingy Lebold Anne Ruth Brower Ledbetter Robert W. Leech R. Fred Leipertz Keri Lynn Muiller Lemon Jerome J. Lenk Carl O. and Catherine Hampton Lester L. Arlen and Janet Schroeder Liberty Kevin L. and Cheryl Eckhoff Lines Sara E. Liter-Kuester Richard L. and Nanetta Litle Leonard N. and Helen E. Proctor Lomangino Susan K. Long Jerrold W. and Joyce Maudell Summers Longwell Samuel Edgar and Phyllis Jean Hayes Lucas
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Honor Roll Virginia Lloyd Monroe Lisle H. Jr. and Danielle Brumagin Moore Richard Foster Moreland R. Philip II and Karen Morris Michael D. Mueller Stephanie L. Mullins Cherie Dickson Mutersbaugh Albert F. III and Etta Mae Mutti Brent A. Myer Susan A. Myers Dennis and Debra Lynn Shirley Nation Phillip L. Neimeyer Frances Karen Lauritson Nelson Jay R. and Karen Jo Nelson Pat Ann Dowell Nichols Ruth Higginbotham Nickerson Donald L. and Phyllis Clarke Northington Todd D. Oberlin John Ferol Overfelt Jamie and Sarah Ahnstedt Page Danny Tin Chi Pak Shadrack Wui Nam Pak Richard L. and Karen Parker Ann Ipsen Parks Jean Patrick James William Patterson Peggy Payeur Mark D. and Nancy Walker Peacock Alan T. Pearce John D. Perkins Charles L. Perry Robert T. and Carolyn Summers Perry Dixie Farnham Philipp Miles V. Plzak Michael D. and Gwen Elaina Pope Randall M. Poshek-Gladbach Richard Calvin Pratt Virginia Terry Preston Professional Data Services Kent W. and Becki Propst Robert B. and Donna T. Puyear Timothy H. and Elizabeth J. Hamann Puyear Marvin R. and Donna Naumann Pyron Patrick D. and Leslie Peters Reardon Amanda Patricia Reed John B. and Sharon K. Tally Renick
Braxton P. and Judith Engel Rethwisch Rodney K. and Katie Rhodes Douglas Van Rice Howell B. and Kathy Lynn Rice Joseph P. III and Karen L. McAllister Rice Rosemary Vineyard Richardson Riley Cadillac - Toyota Riley Chevrolet Edward D. Sr. and Patricia Brown Robertson O. A. III and Anne D. Robinson James A. and Kitty Rogers Elizabeth Ann Magee Rooks Marilyn Gaddis Rose Claire Conradi Ross Jill Rouse Martin D. Rudloff Marian Olson Rusk David D. Sahm Nancy C. Samp Jeannette L. Scahill † Nathan and Leigh Pyron Schaefferkoetter David P. and Arlene M. Schinke E. Boone Schlanker Jr. Roberta A. Woodington Schlanker Daniel Michael and Ashley E. Schmidlin Gerald Schmidt Nancy Corcoran Schmidt Robert Schnase Lonnie G. and Jan L. Schneider Dorothy Storer Schnell Ellen Galatas Schroeder Richard D. Schultz Jerry L. Schwab † Lathem A. and Nicole D. Parrish Scott Ruth A. Henderson Sears John F. Shackelford † and Lucy Eason Shackelford N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Gerald W. and Barbara K. Bauer Shannon The Arch W. Shaw Foundation Donald Guy and Emily Sheets Jeffrey A. and Julee Kay Sherman Jim L. and Elta Spicer Shields Diane Lynn Shipley
Charleen Jones Shipp Gary K. and Rebecca J. Combs Shoemaker Earl Russell Shostrom Estate Keith E. Shostrom Ronald L. and Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer Robert L. Siler Charles L. Smith Clarence Wayne Smith Evelyn Arlene Winter Smith Frederick E. and Gayla Renfrow Smith Jerie L. Smith Terry B. and M. Jane McClure Smith Harry E. Snodgrass III Martha Jean Solomon Donald G. Spalding Jr. † and Sondra Sercu Spalding Theodore L. and Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Gloria Runge Speer Marian F. Bowman Spivey Robert B. Stanley † Caryl Stinson Staples David Edgar Starkey Lycurgus Monroe Jr. and LaVena Jones Starkey Louise Joyce Starr Everett Statler Jr. James H. and Susan Lusby Steele O. Otto Jr. and Carolyn J. Steinhaus H. Todd & Charlotte Stradford Arthur Q. and Ruth L. Svoboda Joseph Vincent Swisher Kim Chung and Betty Y. Tang B. Murphy and Linda Tetley Bethany Lynn Tetley Bobbie Tetley Frederick W. and Linda J. Tetley Kathryn Tetley Tony and Kathy Tetley Catherine J. Thogmorton James P. and Helen Puckett Thogmorton Estate Robert B. Thomas † James E. and Elizabeth P. Thompson Fred H. Thornton Sue Tucker Troutner Elnora E. Tucker Laurence R. and Sylvia Kelso Tucker Wallace J. Jr. and Dara M. Turnage
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Dick Faxon Van Dyne John Quincy and W. Jean LeFever Vance Roy D. and Melody Vandelicht Keith Herbert and Sally Watkins Vinyard Myrl Vossler Derek M. and Stephanie S. Wade J. B. and Dori Thomas Waggoner Carolyn Whitener Walker Dorothy Louise Snyder Wallace James K. and Kathryn Y. Wallace Ned Joseph and Margaret Louise Nelden Wantz W. Randall Washburn Gene Taylor Waters Jerry W. Watson Mark Lee Waynick John L. Jr. and Harriet Thornam Weaver Jay Webster and Roberta Carson Elwood G. and Helen Templeton Wells Sherry A. Wells Claude R. and Diana Westfall Shirley Wegener Westlake M. Dorothy Dean Wheeler Beth McCune Whitaker Danika White Roy Don Sr. and Franchelle Vaughan Whitehead Miles C. and Laura Earlene Snider Whitener W. Dean and Jacquelyn Hawker Whitworth Bill G. and Wanda S. Williams JoAnne Allersmeyer Williams Karen Wilms Carol Wilson Richard C. and Janie Deacon Wilson Mary Geraldine Wise Fredric Elmer Wood Ralph Lee Jr. and Delores Bland Woodward Richard G. and Linda S. Wyatt Thomas L. Yancey Keith W. Young and Terrence J. Coan Nancy J. Yuelkenbeck Michael Brett and Julie Ann Biesemeyer Ziegler
Honor Roll This Honor Roll recognizes and honors all who contributed to CMU between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. We have made every effort to be accurate; however, in case of error or omission, please contact the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations, 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248; 660-248-6232; email@example.com. Partners
The Partners Giving Society includes persons and organizations whose gifts totaling $25,000 or more during the last fiscal year have substantially bolstered the work of the University. We are profoundly grateful for the productive partnerships represented here: The Adair Family Charitable Foundation Virginia Daniels Bailey C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten Halkaline Kirk Bergsten † John T. Bird Jr. Estate Glenn A. Jr. and Veronica M. Cox Richard L. and Irene Virginia Dalton John W. and Margaret Woodward Drakesmith Paul G. Gemeinhardt Estate Jay and Kelly Jacobs Carlton and Aliene Knight Estate Ralph E. Knowles Jr. The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Inc. Missouri Colleges Fund Inc. Mark D. and Nancy Walker Peacock David P. and Arlene M. Schinke Luerena Mathewson See Estate Donald G. Spalding Jr. † and Sondra Sercu Spalding W. Randall Washburn Adolph J. Wood Estate
Celebrating the distinctive towers that help define the Central Methodist University campus – Cross Memorial, T. Berry Smith and Brannock - this giving society gratefully acknowledges gifts of $10,000 - $24,999 during the last fiscal year: R. Frederick and Barbara Miller Alexander Don V. Allemann Robert F. Anderson Anonymous (2) Brisley-Phillips Scholarship Fund CMU Football Camp
Norman F. Carrigg † Betty Churchill Estate Robert E. and Becky Courtney Mary Frances Cronbaugh Estate Fresh Ideas Management LLC Robert L. Hahne Jeffrey N. and Linda K. Hogenmiller IBM International Foundation Marianne E. and David Inman Janet L. Jacobs The Jordan Charitable Foundation Elizabeth Wood Marshall Carol and Marvin McCall Virginia Lloyd Monroe Ruth Higginbotham Nickerson Francis E. and Melody A. Reardon N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Shirley Wegener Westlake The Williams Companies Robert Gail and Margie M. Woods
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These far-sighted alumni, friends, and organizations supported Central Methodist University with contributions of $5,000 - $9,999 during the last fiscal year: Abbott Laboratories Fund Anonymous J. Bruce and Janet Gift Addison Cora E. Adkins Estate Judith Ann Apel Ola Lee Barnett Estate Barbara A. Bartee Dimmit Lee Brown Trust Paul L. and Eleanor Rudd Calvert Kevin and Mary Ann Presnell Cantwell Mark R. and Sadowna Conarroe ConocoPhillips Richard and Rebecca Blum Curry W. Robert and Dorothy A. Dalton The Deloitte Foundation Betty E. Denneny † Nancy Ellis George and Becky Evans Feaster Robert M. and Edith I. Anderson Garst T. Keith and Jeanne Yaeger Grebe Terry L. and Elaine Eversmeyer Henderson John D. Hutcherson
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Florence L. Innes Bedford F. and Kathryn Detring Knipschild Robert J. LaMore Brock M. and Nancy D. Lutz Missouri Arts Council Missouri UMC Foundation Berry E. Morton II John H. and Audrey A. Morton Paul E. Morton William P. Morton Malcolm B. and Mary Oliver Peggy Payeur Valerie J. Penn Robert B. and Donna T. Puyear SHEEO Lathem A. and Nicole D. Parrish Scott Robert L. Siler J. B. and Dori Thomas Waggoner Lucinda Morton Williams
We extend deep thanks to these contributors of $2,500 - $4,999 during the last fiscal year: AT&T Foundation Lynne Angle Howard J. and Celia Roberts Barnhard Boeing Gift Matching Program Chevron Humankind Coil Construction Inc. Richard M. Dailey Don F. Dalton E. Jack Estes Marc K. and Christine W. Evans Jay L. Frost Gamble and Schlemeier Keith A. Gary John O. and Beth Hammond Gooch Francis L. Grable William G. and Millicent B. Guerri Robert A. and Cindy Harlan Joe Machens Ford Paul W. King William D. and Julia M. Lay W. Darrell and Shirley Swisher Meyer W. Kirk Meyer and Kristy Ott-Meyer Albert F. III and Etta Mae Mutti Partner Institute LLC Robert Miller and Virginia L. Payne
Honor Roll Robert T. and Carolyn Summers Perry Jeannette Lois Scahill Estate Jerry L. Schwab † Joseph Vincent Swisher Robert B. Thomas † Sue Tucker Troutner Wallace J. Jr. and Dara M. Turnage Dennis Van Landuyt E. C. III and Anne Core Walker Scott Ward Alan H. Yount Nancy J. Yuelkenbeck
The following made gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 to CMU during the last fiscal year. Such support is truly needed and appreciated: Kenneth C. and Ardith Haley Anderson Ralph H. Anderson Jr. Richard D. and Gina Kay Winn Bailey Roland Eugene and Donna J. Saxton Banaka David W. and Nancy Bandy Randall D. and Cathy Barron Mark Q. Barton Joe E. and Jane Ash Belew Larry Lee and Janet Marie Roussin Bennett Ronald Oliver Bolm William E. Brame Robert Dean and Suzanne Duke Brown Scott and Tere Brun James J. and Caryl R. Bryan John D. and Melissa Bucksath Lynn Reese and Sandra Kay Simpson Burks David W. and Carol Platt Butler Richard B. Byrd John Lewis Cannon John M. Jr. and Jacqueline Allred Cheary Donald M. and Linda J. Claycomb Clinton United Methodist Men Commercial Trust Company Herman A. Crisler Jr. Christopher J. Dalton Owen J. and Susan L. DeBoer John A. Ditto Larry T. and Nancy Woodward Drebes Norman E. and Ruth Crowe Drissell Paul A. and Mary Jo Ireland Easterday Robert H. and Mary Gaines Easterday David M. Firestone John A. and Joy Dodson Flanders Roberta S. Fowler Karen R. Frankenfeld
Ronald Lee and Virginia McCoy Frede Mark A. and Susan Friemonth Freese Terry and Nina Furstenau John D. Gardner Joseph E. Geist Helen C. Gift Maurice B. and Edna Mae Graham H & R Block Foundation Elbert and Mona Lou Basye Haenssler Thomas S. Hahs Dr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Hall III Hallmark Corporate Foundation L. Kyle and Marie Frazee Hern Fred R. and Patricia Phillips Hilgeman Houston UMC Pansy Ann Howell Carl and Cheryl Deweerdt Hughes Gail D. and Dorothy N. Kauffman Hughes Timothy Jackman William H. Jacobs Jean N. Jenner Earl E. Johnson and Douglas Ward Ronald A. and Nancy Johnson Carol A. Joyce Glenn R. Joyce † and Anne Raine Joyce J. Keith and Marjorie A. Keeling Norma C. Innes Kienker † Kay E. Knipschild Cleo Kottwitz and Judy Ann Martin Parsons William D. and Marilyn Yeater Langworthy Carl O. and Catherine Hampton Lester George A. and Dorothy Gould Luther James D. and Elizabeth Marchbank Donna J. Merrell Paul K. and Gail Nelson Meyers Andrew J. Miller Jr. Missouri Conference UMC Modern Litho Clifford E. Jr. and Patty Mohn Lisle H. Jr. and Danielle Brumagin Moore Geoffrey and Jennifer Jacobs Moorehead Nancy Elizabeth Khalifah Moyer Nevada United Methodist Women Frederick C. Nix Karen A. Nordquist Charles J. and Joyce Eickmeyer Owens Alfred F. and Mary Pannier Richard L. and Karen Parker James William Patterson Charles L. Perry Platte Woods UMC Kyle Eugene and Kellie Piesbergen Platz Ray’s Construction LLC Braxton P. and Judith Engel Rethwisch Joseph P. III and Karen L. McAllister Rice Edward D. Sr. and Patricia Brown Robertson
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James B. Rose J. Bailey Rutledge Margaret Peters Sandring Michael A. Scardina E. Boone Schlanker Jr. Robert Schnase Richard D. Schultz Gerald W. and Barbara K. Bauer Shannon James A. and Dianna Hart Shelton Jeffrey A. and Julee Kay Sherman Gordon G. Shields Terry B. and M. Jane McClure Smith Mick A. and Jennifer C. Rathke Spaulding Marian F. Bowman Spivey Stamina Products Inc. Louise Joyce Starr Eva L. Hensley Steger Stockton UMC Catherine J. Thogmorton Fred H. Thornton John Cortes Tincher Laurence R. and Sylvia Kelso Tucker Union Pacific Corporation Verizon Foundation Myrl Vossler Carolyn Whitener Walker Wells Fargo Community Support Western Union Company Western Union Foundation Darrel A. and Jean M. Wichman Darrell R. and Monica Widhalm Maurice H. Wilson Mary Geraldine Wise Cynthia A. Wolk Thomas L. Yancey Michael Brett and Julie Ann Biesemeyer Ziegler
Honor Roll Central Associates $500 - $999
The Aaron Galleries Richard and Jenice F. Renfro Ambelang Barbara L. Anderson Anonymous O. Nelson and Kristi Wiebe Auer David P. Jr. and Martha E. Wilke Bates Earl F. and Sunny Bates Susan Bayley Jerry and Joanne Berneche Sally Murray Bocklage Donald R. and Deborah Williams Brashears Colin C. Brown Elizabeth Brown Lee B. and Kristina M. Brumitt Richard S. and Barbara Burcham Brumitt Wesley Leroy and Beverly Brun Kerry Bush Catherine Naegelin Carnes Gregory Chandler Sr. Sara J. Chaney Charlie Brown & Co. Insurance Beverly J. Clinkenbeard Colgate-Palmolive Company William Edward and Marion Sherman Cooley Dixie Jean Davidson Matthew T. and Wendy F. Biache Dawson James W. Devine Celia Utlaut Drake David A. and Teresa Beasley Drissell O. Dean and C. Joanne Mershon Ehlers Peggy Pile Elliott Janet R. Evans Exchange Bank of Missouri Newell S. III and Martha Sue Hutchison Ferry First UMC Presbyterian First UMC, Marshall Lara Beth Webb Fors
Carol A. Calvert Fricke Florence A. Chesnutt Friedrichs Friends at Innisbrook Golf Resort Wesley and Beverly A. Fuemmeler Chad Lane and Sally Gaines Kenneth and Martha Amick Gebhardt Vera Gale Feldmann Granteer Patsy Schnell Green Leon Hackley Nancy Pandolfi Hadfield Halliburton Foundation Inc. John Francis and Kathy Buso Healy Elaine M. Hilgeman William S. and Martha Rogers Holman Howard Electric Cooperative Richard F. Hubbard Dick E. and LaVena Hutchison Alice Jo Harper Jackson Johnny Mac’s Sporting Goods Johnson & Johnson Companies Stephen G. Johnson Kansas City Lyric Opera Alums David W. and Marsha Kahler Kerr James M. and Kay Kimbell Louis and Kathryn E. Assel Koenig Robert A. Kountz William B. Kountz Jr. Trent Alan Kraemer and Amanda Kay Culbertson-Kraemer Jeanne Pegues Lawing Paul A. Lebeck Anne Ruth Brower Ledbetter Randall E. Lee Robert W. Leech Thomas Jay Lima Orvie E. Linsin II † and Diane Griffey Linsin Dennis and Ginger King Luetkemeyer
Missouri United Methodist Foundation David J. and Mary Alice Malmo Eugene F. W. Martin Bradley Alan McCarty Judith Kapp McGuire Mexico United Methodist Women Michael Miserocchi Stephanie L. Mullins Monnie Sue Wilcoxson Murtha Phillip L. Neimeyer Tim and Ellen Nelson Claire Josephine Nisonger Robert Lee and Ewing Elizabeth Crowe Noren Donald L. and Phyllis Clarke Northington Palen Music Center Donald L. and Dorothy M. Carmichael Panhorst Ann Ipsen Parks William P. and Robyn L. Piggott David C. Powell Everett D. and Jane Ann Latham Powell Richard Calvin Pratt Thomas E. and Marla Witis Pundmann Timothy H. and Elizabeth J. Hamann Puyear Marvin R. and Donna Naumann Pyron Rosemary Vineyard Richardson Marilyn Gaddis Rose Martin D. Rudloff Garland and Peggy Lee Russell R. Lane and Connie Neal Richman Sander Jean Savina Ann Sherman Schubert Shirley Schroeder Schutte Scripps Networks Interactive Gary K. and Rebecca J. Combs Shoemaker Keith E. Shostrom Gary Allan Jr. and Tiffany Rae Hessel
Smith Carolyn Schler Snell St. Andrew’s UMC, De Soto Lycurgus Monroe Jr. and LaVena Jones Starkey State Farm Companies Foundation Kenneth E. and Carol V. Staten John Todd and Georgia Elwell Stewart Dale and Karen Tapp Mary Elizabeth Tevebaugh Estate Bennie N. and Robin Bage Till Dick Faxon Van Dyne Tori Bartholomew Waggoner Merlin Jane Uphaus Weber Jay Webster and Roberta Carson Roger Lee Wightman James E. and Molly Anne Oberlin Williamson Richard G. and Linda S. Wyatt Keith W. Young and Terrence J. Coan
$250 - $499 AAA Dan E. and Patricia Nemitz Adkison Eva M. Allen Micheal Robert Allen Russell E. Arnett John Robert Baker Walter Barenkamp † and Mary Headrick Barenkamp Elbridge W. Bartley Jr. John F. and Sherri L. Beard Walt J. Belcher F. Jerry and G. Ruth Dorman Benner Marilyn Berrier Birbeck Larry and Susan Catron Borts Robert E. Bregant † and Barbara A. Steele Bregant
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Jack and Mary June Birbeck Bush John G. and S. Jacqueline Byland Joanne M. Bynum Herman C. Jr. and Wanda Charlene West Byrd Jerry D. Byrd Nancy Riddell Chop Ann Abernathy Clement Community Health Systems Foundation Richard and Ruth Ann Conrow Dennis Charles Cox Star S. Allemann Cox Donald C. Crabill Bill J. and Betty Ann George Crigler Mary Jane Crigler Allen S. and Shirley Crites Donald B. and Carlene Cullimore Martha Jean Ott Cutler Paul S. and Debora Kirschman Davis Richard K. and Theresa M. Davis James D. and Laura S. Blankenship Dean Joe and Cindy Dedovesh Robert M. Doroghazi Joy Drewel M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond Pamela R. Edmonds Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. Fayette Area Community Trust Robert L. Fisher Carolyn Cates Fonteyn Friendship Christian Church Glen S. Garrett Harley D. and Miriam Niekamp Gebhardt Golden Valley Area Education Fund Dale and Maureen Graham Don A. and Jean Borgelt Gruenewald Rita J. Gulstad Gale and Carolyn Hairston
Honor Roll Peggie Holliday Halberstadt Glenn and Joanne Potter Hall Albert R. and Margaret E. Davis Hamra Larry and Patsy G. Harrington William D. and Kathryn Strok Hartzler Susan L. Patrick Haury Spencer Clay Hedgepeth John Hert William A. Heyde III Maria M. Heyssel Jeromy John and Amy Elizabeth Sneed Hodge Gilbert G. Humphrey Mark Humphreys Stewart and Pam Hess Huttsell Ruth Craig Innes J. Steven and Susan K. Jackson G. Willard and H. Kay Fothergill Jenkins Victoria Janee Vahle Jenne Robert Louis and Katherine Anne Brooks Johnson Roehl W. and Kathy Johnson Norma Deen Lirely Juracsik Janet B. Kelty Alice L. Freese Kennedy Paul T. Klemme Linda M. Bradley Knox Anita Kuttenkuler La Crosse Lumber Company Lake Creek UMC Mark and Lorri Lieberman Leonard N. and Helen E. Proctor Lomangino Jerrold W. and Joyce Maudell Summers Longwell James M. and Elisabeth Holman Luetjen Alan Grant and Candy M. Moser Marshall Laura E. Perry Massie Stephen Glenn and Diane McClure
Joe and Sally McKinney Robert C. McMillan Wiley R. and MaryEllen McVicker Richard A. and Deborah McWard Roy and Susan C. Meals Caroline Smith Miller Aaron Thomas Mepham and Carolyn B. Shepard Money Cherie Dickson Mutersbaugh Willard Glennon Owens Jamie and Sarah Ahnstedt Page Janice Egner Peerson John D. Perkins Michael D. and Gwen Elaina Pope Randall M. Poshek-Gladbach Virginia Terry Preston Kent W. and Becki Propst Jeffrey M. and Rhonda Spargo Proske Prudential Insurance Company A. Ruth Richardson Jerry E. Ritter Mark C. and Victoria L. Robb James C. Roberts Chris and Theresa Rohlfing Eugene E. and Nora S. Rudd Marian Olson Rusk Scarce Skills LLC John J. Schade Show-Me State Games B. G. and Susan Marner Sides Steven Slinker David E. Smith Jr. Alicia Bonicelli Sosman Theodore L. and Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Gloria Runge Speer Brent Hunter and Patricia E. Duren Speight Mary Morrison Stitt Arthur Q. and Ruth L. Svoboda Phillip W. and Janet Ann Carroll Swearingen
Kim Chung and Betty Y. Tang Kenneth D. Tebow Phillip L. Tessereau Richard D. and Brenda L. Duncan Tharp Elnora E. Tucker Paul E. and Mary Lee Burke Vivian B. Jeanne Wood Vosburgh Sandra Myrene Wald David E. Webber Patrick and Jami Wenzel Kimberly Willard Donald and Kathy Wilmsmeyer Ralph Lee Jr. and Delores Bland Woodward
Century Club $100 - $249
Action Electric Inc. Charles M. and Betty Adams George Rodgers and Ruth Windsor Adams Kerrie Adams Addison Biological Laboratory The Alcoa Foundation Christopher Allton Americans for Middle East Understanding Inc. Amerisure Matching Gift Program Allen and Kerrie Amos Alan and Betty Anderson Debra Rhey Hockanson Angstead Anonymous Butch Antal Evelyn Locke Archer Richard John and Peggy Lee Moser Armentrout William LaFayette Armontrout Asbestos Removal Services David P. and Emilie G. Atkins Michael B. Auchly Glenn C. Jr. and Linda
J. Bartley Ault Mark F. Babalian Robert C. Badger Jr. John Richard and Kimberly Wiswall Bailey Paul David and Julie Marie Bibb Bailey Robert C. and Donna M. Baker Bank of Louisiana Thomas Ray and Iva Lou Alcorn Banning Barber Shop Boys LLC Robert Henry Barkelew Carl E. Barker Lucy C. Bryan Barlow Bert A. Barnes John J. Barry Nancy Avery Bartmess Margaret A. Bartold Santimay and Sunanda Basu Harold E. Beasley Micah James Beatty Jerry C. and Janet M. Beeler Lurlene Lefmann Bell Ross E. Benjamin Logan Johnson Jr. and Julie Weaver Bennett Joseph Stephen Bergmann Bernie UMC Keith T. and Marcia Lubbers Berry Charles J. and Gail Preuss Berthe Milton S. Berwin Judith Ann Moore Bierman Christine A. Billingsley Benjamin M. Bishop Richard H. Blackburn Sally Scott Blackburn Diane Wilson Blackwelder Judith Jackson Blair Laura Marie Blair Ardyth D. and Ethel F. Schneider Blaise Gordon O. and Pamela Lou Jarvis Blalock Anne B. Blanton Robert Blanton III Russell and Dianne Blume Bob McCosh Chevrolet Jerrol L. and Beverly
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Brase Boehmer Brian Joseph Bohner Paul O. and Janet L. Cotton Bond Boone County National Bank Jeanette Riemeier Bopp Marcelene Hardy Bowen Douglas Joseph Boyer and Tina Marie DeClue Holly M. Toler Boyer Jeffrey Wayne and Tara Nall Brackman Deane Sue Wells Brandenburg Susan E. Brandt Patricia Trotter Brawner Clark and Holly Bredehoeft Nathan Frank and Brenda Ann Breland Robert Lynn and Morrene Hughes Britton Mary Ann Brock Thomas J. and Elizabeth A. Carter Brotherton Jerry Eugene and Georgia Brown Roger D. and Linda S. Klott Brown William Bastin Jr. and Penny Brown Nelson Andrew Bryant Bulte Company Dennis and Gail Bundren James E. Bureman Jerry E. and Judith Lynn Hawkins Burge Jo Ann Noce Burkart Sally Swank Burke J. Douglas Burton Yvonne L. Brown Byrne Guy E. and Sandra Kay Sillin Callison Mary Lou Snider Camp Jerilyn Stiegemeyer Campbell Capital Sand Company Carol A. Capps David L. Caputo Charles J. and Ge Juan B. Cardwell Dean W. Carlisle â€ deceased
Honor Roll George Melvin and Elaine E. Bauer Carlstrom Nita Cates Centenary UMC, Bonne Terre James D. and Kristen E. Chalfant Patricia A. Champion Carolyn N. Rhodes Chaney Clare Chapman Martha Parrish Chapman Nettie N. Cherrington Kathryn Ellen Chevalier Jim, James and Judi Chippendale Timothy Joseph and Katie Rebecca Chitwood William G. and Samantha Gross Chott Christensen Construction Company Citizens Community Bank D. V. Claiborne Donna C. Drake Clark William B. Claycomb Clean Car Auto Rental Kelley A. Clowe Anne Coates-Conaway Susan W. Galloway Coldwell Harry O. and Mary G. Cole College UMC, Warrenton Margaret Coon Collogan Columbia Glass & Mirror Inc. Margaret Rich Cook Donald D. Corbin Courthouse Bed & Breakfast Melanie Marie Bunge Courtney J. Rick and Brenda D. Wright Cowart Ron and Susie Cox John Milton Cozean Stephen G. and Francie Crandall Mary Beth Crocker Jim and Jane Crooks Carol J. Prebble Crossley
Donald R. Cummings Travis Nathaniel Day Jere and Joanne DeVilbiss Delta Kappa Gamma Mark K. and Katherine A. Davis Dempsey Richard Jessee Detweiler † and Mary Lou Detweiler Robert Eugene and Billie June Tumy Devine Steven A. and Mary Beth Wise Dick Virginia Gossom Dieckgrafe James Wilfred and Barbara Stocker Diggs Dixon Family Practice Harold L. Dodds Todd and Deborah Telgemeier Dodge Mary E. Sanderson Dolan Susan Markland Donnelly Richard M. Driscoll Sara Ann Walkup Drummond Meredeth Drummond-Cox Peggy Tuley Dryden Francis X. Duggan and Susan E. Quigley-Duggan Carl R. Dulgeroff Gerald Lee Early Sheila Beckett Early Jean Turley Edmonston Bruce T. Edwards Elizabeth A. May Edwards Mark Eggleston Thomas F. and Mary Eggleston L. Susan Eigel Stuart Emmert Jr. Rebecca M. Emrich Sue Shields Evans Family Health Inc. Tim and Marty Farrell William and Phyllis Faulks William E. Fennel Richard and Christine Fernsler John Daniel Ferrier Marie Finnigan
Marylin Gibson Fisher Thomas Fitzsimmons David Joseph Flaspohler Pansyetta Glaser Fleener Jerry Allen and Susan Meyer Fletcher William Eugene Fletcher Tina M. Braun Foglesong Mary Louise Johnson Forbes Angela S. Baker Fore Elaine W. Wulfekotter Foster Barbara Lee Weindel Fowler David G. and Jana M. Harral Fox Roger C. and Mary Jane Sullivan Frank Michael A. Frederick Robert and Diana Freeman Caroline E. Funk Ann Dewease Gainey Steve Galloway Gary Arthur Gamble Raymond Garber Martha Garnett Alberta Runge Garrett Carl R. and Shirley Schwier Garrett Joseph Scott Jr. and Emily Rose Heying Garrett Gateway Building & Restoration John W. Gawason Russell and Barbara Geen Anthony Frances Geiser Monte and Kim Gladden Lenore M. Olson Glore Janet Jacobs Gooding David B. and Debbie A. Goodwin Mary Jane Thornton Gordon Shawn A. Gott John T. Graff Larry C. Graham II William and Shirley Graham Mary Ann Grannemann Jennifer Thornton
Graves Graybar Electric Company Dana Greene Paul B. Greenwood Albert Owen and Helen Virginia Held Griese Stanley and Dorothy J. Morgan Grimm Bobby Ray Grove Lari Ray Grubbs D. Lavonne Greenhalge Guenther Emily Firestone Guion Gary J. Gutjahr Irving and Ellen Haber Duane and Kit Hagen Paul E. and Milly Haggard Anna Jones Haines Robert D. and Suzanne Walton Hall Treva S. Hall John W. Hamilton Patricia A. Hamilton John C. and Patricia Dinwiddie Hamlin Donald E. Hamra George R. Hanna Pat Hanna and Jeanne M. Pascale Joseph M. II and Lisa Hannah Shirley Robertson Hanners Dennis Dean Hansen Jack R. and Dawn Harbison Kim L. Harlow Jack D. and Marian Berniece Carter Harmon JoAnn Harral John D. Harris James D. Harrison Benjamin O. Hart Norman J. Haupt Van Buschart Haviland Daniel W. and Janet Alice Boysel Hayes David Allen and Cynthia Spaugh Henderson Ronald E. Henges Latham Bennett and Rebecca Henkey Donald L. and Alice S. Henson Gary Henson
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Rolla Edward Herbert Jr. † and Beverly Olson Herbert Lance and Mary Anne Estes Herrick Margaret Thompson Hewitt William Frank Hibbeler John and Nancy Hillhouse Robert N. and Ruth Benner Hix Robert H. Hodge † and Anna Mae Besgrove Hodge Robert D. and Carolyn Shedd Hoehn Jonathan Eugene Holem David R. Holsinger Mary Holzhauser Robert L. Hood John R. Jr. and Jane E. Banta Hopkins Scott Travis and Leslie Garner Horman Elizabeth Slate Horn John F. and Anita L. Horton Ted House George S. Howell Gerald M. and Frances Hardy Hoxworth J.D. and Anne Huba Charles Richard and Barbara Ann Huddleston Donna Rigby Huddleston Charles W. Hull Dennis N. Humphrey Dorothy Nell Wilson Hungate Inovatia Laboratories LLC Intensive Hair Timothy Ireland Robert H. Isbell Isle of Capri Casino Joseph Thomas and Sondra L. Lynch Jarnegan Anita Allison Jarvis Gailya Tucker Johnson Jeff L. Johnson Jo Morrison Johnson Verne Wesley Johnson C. Jeanie Muff Jones Gary F. Jones Jack L. and Lenora
Honor Roll Stone Jost Randy M. and Paula B. Haggard Just Gary E. and LaDonna Henry Justice KWRT AM Mayo Givens Kasling Margaret Jo Kahrs Kearny Carolyn Johnson Kemper Charles H. Kemper Jr. Sarah J. Kilgore Charlotte Wills Kimbrough Gregory and Laura L. Vinyard King Martin Kirby E. Dale and Gwendlyn Gaty Kleinschmidt Robert W. Kleinschmidt Bill and Judith Klink Klinker Klub of St. Louis James R. and Richelle Adair Kluck Adele H. Koch Sue Stephens Kopf Donna Shy Kubik La Monte Community Bank Lindy Wade LaChance Jane M. Tiemeyer LaRue Bruce R. Lake Jim and Annetta L. Lenzi Lamb Martin and Barbara Lampe Gwendolyn Kirk Lane Matthew J. Larigan John Jr. and Marjorie Larsen Donald E. Lasater Robin K. Lau Law Offices of Paul W. King LLC Ellen F. Lawlor Glenn Wilber Lawrence David T. and Kathy McCutcheon Lawson Lawrence and Jayne E. Layden Gingy Lebold Edward H. and Amy H. Lee John Lee Frank A. and Mary Ann Lefmann Leet
J. Garth Leigh Anne L. Levino W. Howard Lewin † Ann McPheeters Lewis L. Arlen and Janet Schroeder Liberty Susan Lienhard Hannah Joy Lilienkamp Georgia B. Lindsay Lions Club of King City Barbara Anne Davis Lipstadt Sara E. Liter-Kuester Richard L. and Nanetta Litle Mary Elizabeth Payne Locke Edith Marie Long Sheryl Huecker Luster Elizabeth Ann Evans Luther Wilda L. Lynn Gary Orma and Linda K. Mackey Macy’s Foundation Maggie’s Bar & Grill Don Mahaffy David J. Maher Jack C. Manning Max R. and Sally E. Spickelmier Marble Cynthia L. Lausen Marek Dale Gene and June Dannenberg Marksberry Margaret Marquard Robert W. and Nancy Ginn Martin Roger Ward Mason † and Shirley C. Stewart Mason Martha Burton Mayfield Paul M. Maynard Don and Sherry McCarty Wynonna E. McClammer Craig Eugene and Michelle Rene Baker McCoy Carlos D. McCullough Katherine L. McFarland Patrick and Tina McWard Mary Louise McWilliams Vernon Meckfessel Thomas J. Meier
Memorial United Methodist Women Mary Groce Merrifield Kirk and Kelly Mescher Thomas and Deborah Mesmer Robert and Pixie Messey The MetLife Foundation Donald M. Michie Mid-City Lumber Company Douglas S. and Jo Anne Miller Estelle Ballew Miller James M. Miller Ronald G. and Susan L. Hardy Mills Todd S. and Lynn A. Stacy Miner Missouri Cotton Exchange Carolyn A. Collins Mitch Cathy G. Wilkes Mitchell Karen DeMott Moore William R. Jr. and Karen Jean Morrow John C. Morton Kathryn S. Swinger Motley Everett and Corva Murphy Lynne Handkins Murphy Brent A. Myer Dayton and Janice Neal Sandra A. Brauss Neas Beverly Hadenfeldt Newton Jerry and Charlotte Westhues Niemeier Carl Henry Niewoehner James and Selynda Grover Noland M. Craig and Victoria Nolte David D. and Mary Norbury Vicki Norris Todd D. Oberlin Kay Obermann Orpha Ochse Lewis C. Odneal Olney UMC Paul K. Orsay Frederick Ostrowski Deronda Bird Page
Robert and Jane Krause Paine Darren and Sara Jane Schroeder Pannier Darryl W. and Ellen Ackley Pannier Ronald P. Patterson Michael C. Payden Margaret S. Peden and Bob Harper Stephen L. and Nancy B. Percy Gerald and Donna Pescaglia R. Rheatta Kelley Petty John D. Phillippe Dan J. Phillips Knial R. and Elena Ruth Piper James T. and Marie L. Powell William D. and Cathy Powell Patrick M. Powers Sr. Andrea Jill Pratte Prosser Carpet Service Quest Diagnostics Robert A. Rackley Lisa R.Green Radanovich Melinda Raine Clinton Coleman and Lisa Lene Ray Darryl K. Redhage Terry J. and Susan Clark Reichert Christina Pedroli Reilly John B. and Sharon K. Tally Renick Edward H. Renner Elmer E. and Diana L. Vaughn Revelle Jerry W. and Lois C. Rhodes Rodney K. and Katie Rhodes Douglas Van Rice Howell B. and Kathy Lynn Rice James E. Rich Rayman P. Richardson Roberta W. Richey Richard L. and Carol Kelly Rickenbaugh Peggy Sue Purvis Robb Cresencia Roberts Michael B. Roberts Javier Robles James A. and Kitty
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Rogers Mary Kaye Breeden Rogers Rolla Key Sport Shop Inc. John S. and Jody Ross Foundation Claire Conradi Ross Eva Louise Squires Rowland Jack E. and Sharon Goodman Rubey Bill L. Rudeseal Anton and Alison Ruehl Michael Joseph and Maryann Rustemeyer Cheryl L. Gray Sager Salem United Methodist Women Salem-in-Ladue UMC Joseph and Helen Sandza Bill and Molly Sasser Pauline Edwards Scarborough Carolyn Nell Maddox Schaberg Ruth L. Schaefer Nathan and Leigh Pyron Schaefferkoetter Marjorie L. Schattgen Scott Scheirman Roberta A. Woodington Schlanker David Schlapbach Norma Schlicht Schmidt Farm Supply Gerald Schmidt Joel and Debbie Schnedler Thomas Edwin Schneider Dorothy Storer Schnell Daniel M. Schores Kevyn Schroeder Elizabeth Given Scott Bertha Mae Guenther Scrivner Judy Shannon Roger D. Jr. and Nancy Boyd Shaw Jane Shover Ronald L. and Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer Sikeston United Methodist Women Vicki Silkwood David G. Skelton † deceased
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Dale Curtis Whiteside Lennie O. Whitworth Bonnie Jean Wickers Steve and Carroll Flaspohler Wies Frederick L. Wiese † H. Kendall and E. Kathleen Wilcox Noveta Wilder † Robert Jr. and Edris Wilhoit Robin Yvonne Willi Bob and Bobbie Williams Richard J. Wilson † and Nancy Wilson David and Joyce Wineinger James L. Winningham Derry Allen Wiswall Clinton and Carolyn Wofford W. Wayne III and Natalie Bennett Wolf James P. Womack Lyman Ralph Wood Velma Ruth Blansett Woods Gary D. and Adrianne A. Workman Donald W. and Barbara Madden Wright R. Doug and Lynn Elaine Berwick Wright Robert and Jean Wunderlich Larry and Rena Rickman Yocom Frank C. and Carol O. Young Anna Mae Bowers Zamuda Nancy L. Nagle Zane William and Beverly Laidley Zimmerman
2011-2012 Class Honor Roll CLASS OF 1927 Halkaline Kirk Bergsten † •
CLASS OF 1934 Pauline Edwards Scarborough •
CLASS OF 1937 Elbridge W. Bartley Jr. • Leon A. McAnally Robert B. Thomas †
CLASS OF 1939 Jean Turley Edmonston • Mary Louise Johnson Forbes Verne Wesley Johnson Robert Miller Payne
CLASS OF 1940 DeForrest E. Cline • Betty Gronoway Durham • Francis L. Grable W. Howard Lewin † W. Arthur Slaughter • Huston C. Smith
CLASS OF 1941 Judith Jackson Blair Robert M. Garst D. Lavonne Greenhalge Guenther Helen Breidenthal Jackson Blanche L. Knipmeyer William A. Markland Estelle Ballew Miller • Claire Conradi Ross David E. Smith Jr. Elliott W. “Doc” Smith • Frances B. Brunkhorst Smith •
CLASS OF 1942 Sanford F. Cockerell † • Peggy Pile Elliott • John Hert • Robert H. Hodge † Joseph F. Jacobs Doyne E. Michie • Robert L. Moore • Deronda Bird Page Albert G. Smith John D. Sterling Jr. • Virginia Hicklin Thieman • Lennie O. Whitworth Anna Mae Bowers Zamuda •
CLASS OF 1943 Lurlene Lefmann Bell Anna Barrett Church • Jack W. Fitch Ann Dewease Gainey William G. Guerri • Emily Firestone Guion Jane Streit Hackman Kenneth Fred Hackman Gwendolyn Kirk Lane Ruth Higginbotham Nickerson William Parker Parrish •
Hillard Selck Gordon G. Shields • Carolyn Libby Ward † •
CLASS OF 1944 Jeanette Riemeier Bopp • Leon Hackley Van Buschart Haviland • Anna Mae Besgrove Hodge Norma C. Innes Kienker † Robert C. McMillan • Carl Henry Niewoehner Eva Louise Squires Rowland • Elnora E. Tucker
Mayo Givens Kasling Roger Derrill Keenan Martha Burton Mayfield LaVena Jones Starkey Lycurgus Monroe Starkey Jr. Alma Lou Leeper Stephenson Jean Eisenstein Thompson • Robert L. Varner † Lyman Ralph Wood
CLASS OF 1949
Charles J. Cardwell Patsy Schnell Green James D. Harrison Kathryn E. Assel Koenig Jeanne Pegues Lawing O. David Niswonger II • Jerry W. Rhodes • William Frank Spradlin • Mary Morrison Stitt • Arthur Q. Svoboda •
Anita Scott Brigance • Lyle W. Burgess • Dixie Jean Davidson Richard Jessee Detweiler † Mary Gaines Easterday • Robert H. Easterday • David M. Firestone Peggie Holliday Halberstadt • Albert R. Hamra • Margaret E. Davis Hamra • Rosemary Luke Hitchner Gerald M. Hoxworth Jo Morrison Johnson Margaret Jo Kahrs Kearny Jayne E. Keil Kessler Ralph E. Knowles Jr. Louis Koenig Jeanne R. Poindexter Lacy † • Anne Ruth Brower Ledbetter Dixie Holliday Nixdorf • Sally Johnson Page • Patricia Brown Robertson Bertha Mae Guenther Scrivner • Ray Melvin Sennett Wanda Richards Spivey Marian Schaefer Tempel John Quincy Vance Dorothy Louise Snyder Wallace •
CLASS OF 1947
CLASS OF 1950
CLASS OF 1945 Mary Headrick Barenkamp • Robert Henry Barkelew • Marcelene Hardy Bowen John Lewis Cannon • Anna Jones Haines Helen Moon Henderson • Dorothy Nell Wilson Hungate C. Donald Lee Robert W. Leech • Dale O. Richardson Wendell W. Weber Mary Geraldine Wise
CLASS OF 1946
Henry Floyd Backus Norman F. Carrigg † Martha Parrish Chapman Ann Abernathy Clement Martha Jean Ott Cutler • Mildred Kamp Dowling • William E. Fennel Sarah E. Green Graham • Jack D. Harmon • Martha Rogers Holman William S. Holman Carlos D. McCullough • Orpha Ochse • Jacquelyn A. Borg Parrish • Eva L. Hensley Steger • John H. Stitt Wanda Groce Theriac Jane Schindler Weitkemper †
CLASS OF 1948 Mary Lou Snider Camp • Richard L. Dalton • Ina Turner Gray Wallace G. Gray Jr. Marian Berniece Carter Harmon • William D. Hartzler • Norman J. Haupt •
Russell E. Arnett James Hugh Balsiger Yvonne M. Stamer Balsiger Roland Eugene Banaka Barbara A. Bartee Mark Q. Barton D. Gail Oonk Beck • Richard B. Byrd † Julia G. Steck Carr Shirley Jean Howell Clemons Glenn Collier Margaret Rich Cook John Milton Cozean Allen S. Crites Elizabeth A. May Edwards • Robert Louis Felt • Carol A. Calvert Fricke • Wesley Edwin Gingrich • Nell Jane Wilson Harris • James P. Hitchner Frances Hardy Hoxworth Gary F. Jones • Bedford F. Knipschild • Adele H. Koch Marion Greene Kraich Frank A. Leet • Mary Groce Merrifield Everett D. Powell •
Jane Ann Latham Powell • Richard Calvin Pratt Carroll Sidney Price Jeannette L. Scahill † Gerald Schmidt Daniel M. Schores • Glenn F. Schwerdt Horace David Scruby Samuel H. Snoddy Carol Howe Mann Stroud B. Jeanne Wood Vosburgh Leland Basil Womack
CLASS OF 1951 Robert Dean Brown Nancy Mallinson Burns David W. Butler • Paul L. Calvert • Dean W. Carlisle Carolyn N. Rhodes Chaney Marion Sherman Cooley William Edward Cooley Glenn A. Cox Jr. • Bill J. Crigler • Carol J. Prebble Crossley Betty Craven Douglas • Richard M. Driscoll Norman E. Drissell O. Dean Ehlers Janet Jacobs Gooding Barbara Conway Harris Mary Ann Lefmann Leet • Shirley C. Stewart Mason Mary Louise McWilliams • Caroline Smith Miller • Charlotte Thompson Pflum • Rosemary Vineyard Richardson Virginia Bell Clough Schilb Dorothy Storer Schnell • O. Otto Steinhaus Jr. Richard W. Stewart • Grace Gilliam Tout • W. Jean LeFever Vance Dorsey Daniel Wallenmeyer Harriet Thornam Weaver John L. Weaver Jr. Merlin Jane Uphaus Weber
CLASS OF 1952 Harold E. Beasley • Charlotte M. Bodamer Blakemore George Blakemore Eleanor Rudd Calvert • M. David Dealy Jr. Barbara M. Thornton Dionne • Marlene Haupt Dodson Nancie Peacocke Fadeley George C. Gabler Shirley Schwier Garrett • John W. Hamilton George R. Hanna Shirley Robertson Hanners Joanne Schnell Heisler David L. Hersh • Betty Switzer Hutson William H. Jacobs • James S. Kabler • Robert W. Kleinschmidt
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Glenn Wilber Lawrence • Elizabeth Ann Evans Luther Don L. Lynch Dorothy Jean Alcorn Maran Rose Mary Stock McKelvey Donald L. Northington Lewis C. Odneal • Marilyn Gaddis Rose Jane Morrison Ross • Frank E. Seifried Jr. Dexter Slagle Patricia Owen Snowden Fred Max Stephens † Clara Jayne Sindt Stewart • Mary Ann Ellis Tilden Nancy Farnham Turner Carolyn Shride Wadlinger • Dale Curtis Whiteside • Rosemary Nixon Word •
CLASS OF 1953 Joe E. Belew Gail Preuss Berthe • Robert E. Bregant † • Suzanne Duke Brown Nelson Andrew Bryant • Cleo Robert Colville Betty Ann George Crigler • Lucy Aufdenberg Dealy Virginia Gossom Dieckgrafe • Shirley Faubion Dougherty Ruth Crowe Drissell Carl R. Dulgeroff Frances Swearingen Duncan C. Joanne Mershon Ehlers Pansyetta Glaser Fleener Bobby Ray Grove • Mina Matkin Hartleben • Robert L. Hemmerla • Marilyn Steele Hill Virgil Keith Howe • Dorothy N. Kauffman Hughes • Gail D. Hughes • E. Dale Kleinschmidt • Gwendlyn Gaty Kleinschmidt • Fredrick L. Kreisler • Allen L. Lange Roger Ward Mason † Frederick Herman Meyer Jr. • Beverly Hadenfeldt Newton Donald L. Panhorst Dorothy M. Carmichael Panhorst Carolyn Nell Maddox Schaberg Paul W. Schlapbach † • Miguel Aguon Taitano Elizabeth Neff Tyrer • Harold W. Westhues James L. Winningham •
CLASS OF 1954 Samual Udell Barco Charles J. Berthe • Marilyn Berrier Birbeck Dean Burgess Catherine Naegelin Carnes Mary Jane Harbin Dauer Billie June Tumy Devine † deceased • 5-year CEF donor
Honor Roll Harold L. Dodds • Joy Drewel Peggy Tuley Dryden • Richard Todd Evans • Sue Shields Evans • Velma Fae Ragsdale Felt • Leo Darrell Folsom Alberta Runge Garrett • Helen Virginia Held Griese Thomas S. Hahs • Donald E. Hamra • James L. Harding Latham Bennett Henkey Margaret Thompson Hewitt • Thomas P. Kampman Frank E. Kirby Jr. Alice B. Revoir Kurz Willora L. Perryman Lange Perry D. Lovett Paula Moore Ludwick Emmitt Lionel Manion Shirley L. Parks Moore • Willard Glennon Owens Doris V. Hackley Phillips Glenn Francis Ruhl • Margaret Peters Sandring • Winifred Yoes Runge Stribling Donald E. Tunks Beverly Everett Vestal Harriet Lee Waldo Mildred Hamasaki Wetzel Frederick L. Wiese † • Joanne Madden Yaeger • Thomas L. Yancey
CLASS OF 1955 Thomas B. Adams Norma Neal Anderson Mary J. Wood Beaver Barbara A. Steele Bregant • Jeanette Hays Bridwell Cynthia Lou Ann Brown • Mary June Birbeck Bush Charlotte Lee Dethero Mary Lu Graves Dorothy J. Morgan Grimm Robert L. Hood Robert H. Isbell • Ruth Reid Johnson C. Jeanie Muff Jones • Jerrold W. Longwell Joyce Maudell Summers Longwell George A. Luther Lois Nadine Turner Mordt • Monnie Sue Wilcoxson Murtha • Pat Ann Dowell Nichols Phyllis Clarke Northington James E. Rich • Joan Dishman Sampson Arthur Douglas Stutsman • Charlotte E. Ramsey Vetsch • Delores Bland Woodward • Ralph Lee Woodward Jr. • Alan E. Wyckoff
CLASS OF 1956 Barbara Miller Alexander • William LaFayette Armontrout Jane Ash Belew
Kenneth Estill Blakely William Eugene Borchardt William H. Bunge Sr. M. Alice Fray Buster • Jerry D. Byrd Margaret Ann Alsop Chambers • Robert Eugene Devine Albert Owen Griese Elbert Haenssler Mona Lou Basye Haenssler Arthur T. Hardwicke John D. Hutcherson • Stephen G. Johnson Willa Lee Yoder Kampman Carolyn Johnson Kemper Shirlee J. Moffat Kirby Robert J. LaMore William D. Langworthy Richard L. Litle • Dorothy Gould Luther Carol A. Matkin Martinez Carolyn A. Collins Mitch Carolyn Sanford Newburn • Dixie Farnham Philipp Richard D. Schultz Jim L. Shields Donald G. Spalding Jr. † • Gloria Runge Speer Marian F. Bowman Spivey David Edgar Starkey Louise Joyce Starr Joseph Vincent Swisher
CLASS OF 1957 Anthony Joseph Blanchfield Carol Lowe Burgess George W. Burgin † • LeAnn Foster Campbell • Ronald R. Day Shirley Erwin Day Martha Amick Gebhardt • Beverly Olson Herbert Rolla Edward Herbert Jr. † R. Robert Hulse Robert A. Kountz Marilyn Yeater Langworthy David McCullough Donald M. Michie Jerry M. Moon • Frederick C. Nix Peggy Payeur Carol A. Ridder Pregge • Katharine Whiteside Shope • Douglas D. Sleade • Sondra Sercu Spalding • Jeannine Arp Stutsman • John Cortes Tincher Sue Tucker Troutner Carolyn Whitener Walker Shirley Wegener Westlake • Franchelle Vaughan Whitehead • Roy Don Whitehead Sr. •
CLASS OF 1958 Nancy F. Bollinger Adams R. Frederick Alexander • Kenneth C. Anderson Ralph H. Anderson Jr. Robert C. Badger Jr. John B. Batchelor • Wilma Jean Dietzel
Batchelor • Keith T. Berry • Lynn Reese Burks Sandra Kay Simpson Burks Morris F. Dearing • Harlo L. Donelson • John W. Drakesmith Larry T. Drebes • Martha Sue Hutchison Ferry Norvelle S. Geiger Glenn Hall • Jack L. Jost • Lenora Stone Jost • Ann McPheeters Lewis Shirley Swisher Meyer Cherie Dickson Mutersbaugh Sandra A. Brauss Neas Eugene E. Rudd • Jerry L. Schwab † Elta Spicer Shields Nancy J. Evans Smith Larry W. Sonner • Doyle L. Strong Elizabeth Kleine Strong George W. Sweet Marion Foster Wheeler William Zimmerman •
CLASS OF 1959 George Rodgers Adams John J. Barry Virginia Wood Bergsten • Eugene Biermann Ethel F. Schneider Blaise Frank P. Boatwright Alan C. Brueggemann Barbara Jean Wirt Colby Ralph L. Colby Herman A. Crisler Jr. Celia Utlaut Drake • Margaret Woodward Drakesmith E. Jack Estes Beth Hammond Gooch Joanne Potter Hall • Dorothy L. Rupp Harrell Fred R. Hilgeman Patricia Phillips Hilgeman E. Alison Fox Hunn Joanna Dunnington Innes Alice Jo Harper Jackson H. Kay Fothergill Jenkins L. Arlen Liberty • Helen E. Proctor Lomangino Leonard N. Lomangino Anita Jean Gossom McFarland • Judith Kapp McGuire W. Darrell Meyer Frances Karen Lauritson Nelson George Schuster Jr. • David McClellan Spencer David Mack Stewart Fred H. Thornton Robin Bage Till Paul Monroe Turner Jr. Jerry W. Watson Kathryn M. Landes Workman • Donald W. Wright Edwin Yaeger •
CLASS OF 1960 Don V. Allemann • Ardith Haley Anderson Ross E. Benjamin Janice K. Brassfield Boatwright Norma Horine Broombaugh • David Douglas Brown Donald C. Crabill Jo Nell Parrott Dearing • David H. Dodd Virginia McCoy Frede Jay L. Frost John O. Gooch Maurice B. Graham Robert L. Hahne Jack E. Jones Charlotte Wills Kimbrough • John W. King Paul A. Lebeck MaryAnna Hickman McNeel • Albert F. Mutti III • Janice Egner Peerson Darryl K. Redhage Roberta A. Woodington Schlanker Judith Schuster • Charles Gale Stowers Alan Strickler Bennie N. Till Loyce L. Mausehund Turan • Elwood G. Wells Helen Templeton Wells James G. Weston • Meredith Holscher Wills Beverly Laidley Zimmerman •
CLASS OF 1961 Jenice F. Renfro Ambelang Lucy C. Bryan Barlow Earl F. Bates Logan Johnson Bennett Jr. C. Fred Bergsten • Patricia Trotter Brawner • Anne Waugh Brown Joanne M. Bynum Charles Cecil Carnes Thomas J. Coy Mary Jane Crigler • Phyllis Jean Davis Detherow Marylin Gibson Fisher Robert C. Frank • Ronald Lee Frede Anthony Frances Geiser Elinor Simmons Gerdes Jerry L. Heltibrand William Wallace Hix Jane E. Banta Hopkins • John R. Hopkins Jr. • Anita Allison Jarvis Gail Berry Jones Ruth Marie Gassner Jones Glenn R. Joyce † Norma Deen Lirely Juracsik LaDonna Henry Justice Charles H. Kemper Jr. J. Garth Leigh • Carl O. Lester Janet Schroeder Liberty • Orvie E. Linsin II † Barbara Weir McBride Alan Christian Michel • Claire Josephine Nisonger
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Charles W. Norton • Charles J. Owens • Michael C. Payden • Janice Yokley Petsch Virginia Terry Preston Donaleigh Piepmeier Richardson • Rayman P. Richardson • Elizabeth Given Scott • Alda Goodwin Sommer Sue Mutti Sonner • Roger Lee Wightman • Barbara Madden Wright
CLASS OF 1962 Judith Ann Moore Bierman Wesley Leroy Brun Anne Coates-Conaway • Mary Beth Wise Dick • Ann E. Peart Eilert • John B. Eilert • Stuart Emmert Jr. • Janet R. Evans John Daniel Ferrier Laura Allman Fleetwood • Anthony Fusco Mary-Ellen Singer Grisham Robert D. Hall Mary Anne Estes Herrick • Joan Hewitt • Anne Raine Joyce Julius Juracsik Gary E. Justice Ronald Dale Kirk Donna Shy Kubik Barbara Anne Davis Lipstadt Laura E. Perry Massie Marilyn Shotwell Miller Carl W. Patterson Mary Jo Saffarrans Ragar Georgia Elwell Stewart • J. Sharon Heffron Wilson Joseph C. Witte Lois Jean Boettcher Wyman Kathryn Ricketts Ziker
CLASS OF 1963 Karen A. Edele Anibal Nancy Avery Bartmess Julie Weaver Bennett Carol Charlwood Block • Jerry E. Burge Jo Ann Noce Burkart • Kenneth S. Burton Michael H. Downing Nancy Woodward Drebes • Julia M. Kirk Film Carolyn Cates Fonteyn Barbara Lee Weindel Fowler Mary Ann Grannemann Bonnie Scott Heltibrand Charles Richard Huddleston Gailya Tucker Johnson Robert Louis Johnson • Carol A. Joyce Carol Jones Koch • Diane Griffey Linsin Nancy Elizabeth Khalifah Moyer • Lynne Handkins Murphy Joyce Eickmeyer Owens • Judy Ann Martin Parsons James William Patterson
Honor Roll George William Potter Marian Olson Rusk David P. Schinke Frank J. Schmer III • Roger D. Shaw Jr. • Carolyn Schler Snell Kenneth R. Stephens • Dianne A. Dietz Stever • John Robert Stewart • Patsy Clark Tyrrell Nancy L. Nagle Zane
CLASS OF 1964 Iva Lou Alcorn Banning • Thomas Ray Banning • Joseph Stephen Bergmann Woodrow T. Bounds • Judith Lynn Hawkins Burge Kelley A. Clowe Harry E. Cook Star S. Allemann Cox • James Wilfred Diggs Kathlyn Hyatt Fares Leroy Henry Fares Jerry Allen Fletcher • Jo-Ellen Ballak Forrest Kent Lee Forrest John Edward Foster Vera Gale Feldmann Granteer Linda Gilmore Harris • Elaine M. Hilgeman • Robert N. Hix Charles W. Hull • Katherine Anne Brooks Johnson • Michael H. Jones Lydia L. Breedlove Klocke Annetta L. Lenzi Lamb • Jim Lamb • Lewis C. Mantels Sara Grimes McBeth Karen A. Kieffer Meister • John C. Moll R. Philip Morris II • David C. Powell • Braxton P. Rethwisch Clifford W. Reynolds Ann Romines • Floyd C. Satterlee • John H. Smiley Jr. • Kathleen Welch Smith Doris Porter Bante Stephenson James W. Taylor Judith Vaughan Taylor C. Craig Thornsberry Daniel W. Wampler Jr. Richard G. Wyatt
CLASS OF 1965 Dennis Ashford O. Nelson Auer Bert A. Barnes Celia Roberts Barnhard • Anne B. Blanton Martha Tucker Bounds Alice Lucille Brockman Alan L. Brotherton • Guy E. Callison • Roy C. Carraway Jr. Steven A. Dick • Barbara Stocker Diggs Camilla Womack Dollins
Sheila Beckett Early • Susan D. Stephens Elrod • Jacquelyn J. Peterson Faenger Robin Gus Frank Sandra Dreyzehner Frank Sandra E. Givens Gordon Brooks Hadley Patricia A. Hamilton Robert B. Harvey Vicki Reynolds Harvey Robert D. Hoehn • Alice J. Tschappler Huebner • Gilbert G. Humphrey • Stephen B. Hux • Roehl W. Johnson Eugene F. W. Martin Gail Nelson Meyers Nancy C. Fortune Mitchell Linda A. Sperry Koenig Mizell • Carol A. Best Moll John Albert Moxley • Robert T. Perry • James F. Pesek William D. Powell Sharon Schove Rathsam • Sharon K. Tally Renick Judith Engel Rethwisch Jill Rouse Jack E. Rubey Sharon Goodman Rubey Gail Grote Thoele • Wallace J. Turnage Jr. Sandra Offutt Walters • David E. Webber Judy Fletcher Wells • Maurice H. Wilson Rena Rickman Yocom
CLASS OF 1966 J. Bruce Addison • Linda J. Bartley Ault • David W. Bandy Virginia Holland Beasley F. Jerry Benner G. Ruth Dorman Benner Michael S. Bieber Patricia G. Doss Bryant • Sandra Kay Sillin Callison • Susan Meyer Fletcher • Mary Jane Sullivan Frank Roger C. Frank Suzanne Walton Hall Robert A. Harlan John D. Harris Beverly J. Bingham Holst E. Christine Godfrey Keefer • Bennice L. Liner Stephen Glenn McClure Karen A. Nordquist • Carolyn Summers Perry • Sharon Kay Powers Prokovich • Shirley Schroeder Schutte Nancy Boyd Shaw • M. Jane McClure Smith Terry B. Smith Robert S. Strader • Eunice A. Boyington Straub • J. Chris Straub • Albert W. Swafford • Joe L. Walcott E. C. Walker III
Carol Proett Weatherford • Larry Yocom
CLASS OF 1967 Janet Gift Addison • Kristi Wiebe Auer James D. Bailey • Sharon Tschappler Beavers • Gary K. Blakemore Pamela Lou Jarvis Blalock Marilyn Parks Bogaerts Robert Lynn Britton Thomas J. Brotherton J. Douglas Burton Phyllis M. Byers • Donald E. Byrd James D. Dean • M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond Arleen Westerfeld Fanter William Eugene Fletcher Amy Ann Utterback Foutes • Lenore M. Olson Glore • David R. Holsinger Donna Rigby Huddleston • David W. Kerr • Marianna Carr Krotz Linda Jane Lampkin Sara L. Lomax Stanley E. Mehrhoff Karen DeMott Moore • Lisle H. Moore Jr. James H. Mueller David Washington Ober III Nelson Pyle John J. Schade Walter B. Shull • William F. Stone Jr. H. Cooke Sunoo Kim Chung Tang Carolyn Lipp Thornsberry Anne Core Walker Ned Joseph Wantz Alan L. Weatherford • Marilyn Knabe Williams •
CLASS OF 1968 Mert J. Millham Adams Judith Ann Apel Constance Baur Richard H. Blackburn Beverly Brase Boehmer Ronald Oliver Bolm • Janet L. Cotton Bond Paul O. Bond Archie Theodore Bourbon Jr. Mary Ann Brock Elizabeth A. Carter Brotherton Charles L. Clark Donna C. Drake Clark Stephen G. Crandall Douglas Edwin Duncan Larry K. Duren • Bruce T. Edwards Robert L. Fisher Glen S. Garrett • T. Keith Grebe Linda Marie DeForest Hess • Carolyn Shedd Hoehn • Paul W. King Sue Stephens Kopf Allen W. Ladage
Mark D. Leech Sharon K. Graves Leech Gerald J. Lux II John Michael Martin Danielle Brumagin Moore David D. Norbury Connie Heimsch Orear E. Thomas Orear Jr. Barbara Suchland Reed John B. Renick Nancy Asher Reynolds • Mary Kaye Breeden Rogers • E. Boone Schlanker Jr. Thomas Edwin Schneider J. Darlene Smith-Grillos Janice L. Hoevel Stone William C. Taylor • Dick Faxon Van Dyne Kent Van Landuyt • Margaret Louise Nelden Wantz Jo Anne Horvath Warren Alice L. Campbell Wells • Patricia L. Wendling Velma Ruth Blansett Woods
CLASS OF 1969 Gary E. Bagby Janet Marie Roussin Bennett Larry Lee Bennett Donald R. Brashears Anna Margaret Jenkins Calkins Kurt J. Calkins Margaret Coon Collogan Gerald Lee Early • Rebecca M. Emrich • Jon Larkin Giddens Paul B. Greenwood Lari Ray Grubbs • Ginger Steele Gutshall Carol Joan Madison Hayes • Daniel W. Hayes William Frank Hibbeler • William R. Hilgeman • Ronald A. Johnson • Marsha Kahler Kerr • Linda L. L’Hote C. Gary Ladd • Marcia Kay Cline Lambert • Nancy Wright Lewis Vera Singleton Lewis • Carole Lynn White Lux Beth K. Kershaw Maxey Marilyn Shepard McMillan • Linda Hill McReynolds • Kim D. Holmes Migdall David C. Miller • Clifford E. Mohn Jr. Kathryn S. Swinger Motley • Shirley Jo-Ann Murphy John Thomas Nagle Linda Roche Nagle Phillip L. Neimeyer M. Craig Nolte • Donna C. Letzring Reagan James C. Roberts • Bill L. Rudeseal R. Lane Sander Barbara K. Bauer Shannon • Gerald W. Shannon • Lynn R. Solomon Susan B. Kettenacker Spaulding •
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Dale M. Stauffer • Janet Ann Carroll Swearingen • Kathryn R. Purvis Tankersley Laurence R. Tucker Lola M. Cooper Van Horn Alice J. Weil Van Landuyt • Michael E. Walsh
CLASS OF 1970 Roger Lee Adair • Carol Ann Albenesius Mary E. Douglas Bancroft Sally Murray Bocklage • Deborah Williams Brashears Jerilyn Stiegemeyer Campbell Elaine E. Bauer Carlstrom George Melvin Carlstrom John M. Cheary Jr. Dianne Bell Cochran Linda Hall Conrad Richard M. Dailey • Laura S. Blankenship Dean • Barbara Gifford Devino Susan Markland Donnelly L. Susan Eigel Paula Ann Gresham Fetherston Daniel K. Frank Wilbert A. Fritz James H. Gameson III Barbara S. Gose Gary J. Gutjahr • John C. Hamlin • Patricia Dinwiddie Hamlin • Janet Alice Boysel Hayes Walter Bryan Heaven Jr. • Gary Stephen Heintz Jeffrey N. Hogenmiller • Danny W. Howe Kathleen M. Shrum Husk • Linda L. Morrison Jackson Randall E. Lee Jack C. Manning • Julie Scott Mattson • Madeline K. Byers McCamy Vernon Meckfessel Virginia Lloyd Monroe Joan D. Anderson Neill Stephen L. Percy Terrance Allen Pickles • Kenneth Walter Prather Thomas E. Pundmann Douglas Van Rice Joseph P. Rice III Karen L. McAllister Rice Elizabeth Ann Magee Rooks N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Theodore L. Spayde Brent Hunter Speight Phillip W. Swearingen • Anne Sillers Turner David R. Van Horn Barbara Richardson Vossler W. Randall Washburn Robert J. Werner • Linda L. Gardner Williams James E. Williamson Sandra Shemwell Womack Alan H. Yount • † deceased • 5-year CEF donor
Honor Roll CLASS OF 1971 Evelyn Locke Archer Sara M. Hackley Bagby Margaret A. Bartold • Susan Catron Borts • Nancy Riddell Chop Michael L. Cochran Susan W. Galloway Coldwell David Bynon Dozier • Paul Joseph Frank John W. Gawason • Lawrence Goff Shirley Alexander Golembeck • Gale Hairston Susan L. Patrick Haury Robert J. Henderson Jr. • Deborah A. Lampton Hillyer • George S. Howell Dennis N. Humphrey Christina A. Binggeli Johnson Marlin James Kinman Bruce R. Lake Matthew J. Larigan Max R. Marble Sally E. Spickelmier Marble Dale Gene Marksberry June Dannenberg Marksberry Larry D. Mattson • Carol S. Benson Meyer Terry L. Stevenson Meyer • Jack D. Parscale Ruth L. Schaefer Beverly Bond Smull • Patricia E. Duren Speight Pamela A. Stouffer • Kenneth D. Tebow Catherine J. Thogmorton Kenneth L. Vogelmann Timothy Lance Walley Pamela Sue Schowengerdt White Bonnie Jean Wickers Lucinda Morton Williams
CLASS OF 1972 Dan E. Adkison Patricia Nemitz Adkison Charles Phillip Anton IV Elaine Vemmer Bierwirth • Deane Sue Wells Brandenburg Helen M. O’Bryan Brown • Mary E. Sanderson Dolan Sara Ann Walkup Drummond • Thomas Fitzsimmons • Joe Wayne Forrest Pamela J. Powell Frank Mary Jane Thornton Gordon Sandra Jean Backues Heintz Earl E. Johnson • Phyllis Nagel Lambert Maureen Dunn Lane • Gingy Lebold • Thomas Jay Lima Cynthia L. Lausen Marek • Linda E. Frazee Page Marla Witis Pundmann Terry Joe Rowland † Connie Neal Richman Sander Donna M. Weiss Shaff Joy Ownbey Strickler Michael Vaughn •
Louann M. Wilson Vogelmann Samuel Lee White
CLASS OF 1973 Rodney S. Cable David L. Caputo Donald R. Cummings David A. Dauster Merilee K. Willmann Dauster James W. Devine • William R. Dineen • Gayle L. Rebmann Donley Marsha R. Standley Hansen L. Kyle Hern Marie Frazee Hern Cecily Bruce Hutchison • Linda M. Bradley Knox Wynonna E. McClammer Jay O. Morris Gary A. Ornburn • Vicki S. Purdy Howell B. Rice Steven L. Roedner Cheryl L. Gray Sager • Terry Henderson Snodgrass • Paul E. Vivian Carol Anne Wegener Dean E. White Molly Anne Oberlin Williamson
CLASS OF 1974 J. R. Absher Eva M. Allen Gary Keith Brown Herman C. Byrd Jr. Wanda Charlene West Byrd Yvonne L. Brown Byrne Karen J. Coleman Christopher J. Dalton Elaine W. Wulfekotter Foster • John D. Gardner Sheldon J. Gentry • Martha Lynn Barnett Ginsburg • Don A. Gruenewald • James E. Hackmann • Rodney D. Hoffman Mary Martha Bante Knight David T. Lawson Kathy McCutcheon Lawson William R. Morrow Jr. F. Dan Page Richard L. Parker Diane Wheeler Peterson • Dan J. Phillips Stanley L. Schroeder Christine E. Shepard Smith Ted S. Smith Harry E. Snodgrass III James George Stamos John S. Watters
CLASS OF 1975 Richard S. Brumitt Jr. Brenda D. Wright Cowart J. Rick Cowart William C. Frazee Jr. Jean Borgelt Gruenewald • Deborah Cox Holmes • Mark Humphreys •
James William Hunt Stewart Huttsell Gerald L. Kueckelhan Danny Gene Larkin Amy H. Lee Richard Joseph Partise Geoffrey W. Posegate • Michael B. Roberts • Thomas K. Spencer Mary Lee Burke Vivian
CLASS OF 1976 Laura L. Murray Arnold Carl E. Barker • Frederic O. Biswell Jr. James E. Bureman • Gregory Chandler Sr. Sara J. Chaney Debora Kirschman Davis Randal C. DeMasters • David A. Drissell Teresa Beasley Drissell Marjorie Briner Dykman Paul A. Easterday Pamela R. Edmonds • Sharon K. Menefee Frazee Mark A. Freese Susan Friemonth Freese Gary Arthur Gamble Connie S. Gratzer Laura L. Vinyard King John Kurtz • Sarah J. Felgar Kuschel Ramona E. Skinner McCarty Cathy G. Wilkes Mitchell William R. Pentland Elaine M. Bennett Posegate • David R. Randall • Peggy Sue Purvis Robb Michael A. Scardina Rowe W. Snider Kathleen Stroupe Thomas J. Wittmuss Nanette Padgett Young
CLASS OF 1977 Gregory S. Beasley Nancy Krider Benfield Linda S. Klott Brown Roger D. Brown Catherine Roberta Carson Don L. Catlett Ralph L. Clark † Mary Beth Crocker Mark Eggleston • Dennis Dean Hansen Janet L. Jacobs • Katherine L. McFarland Mary L. Owen Virginia L. Pherigo Michael D. Pope Martin D. Rudloff Carol J. Shirley Ted C. Snodgrass Michael W. Thrasher Carol Louise Tinsman Mark Lee Waynick
CLASS OF 1978 William Bruce Anton Cheryl Pontius Bailey Susan E. Brandt Brad Broome
William Randall Dysart Mary Jo Ireland Easterday Allen Lee Edwards Sharon Sue Smith Edwards Margaret Thompson Elliott Michael A. Frederick Karen Young Gerke Vicki Watt Headley • Pam Hess Huttsell J. Steven Jackson Brenda S. White Kueck Margaret Louise Marin Susan Marner-Sides John C. Morton • Nancy Morrison Nesvik • Ruth Allersmeyer Randall • Terry J. Reichert Harriet Purvis Ryman Ronald B. Schowe • Phillip L. Tessereau Colleen Byrne Thurmon Stephen J. Wegmann Robin Yvonne Willi • Robert O. Young II Nancy J. Yuelkenbeck
CLASS OF 1979 D. Thomas Arnold Gale M. DeGuire Auble Beverly Klocke Coffelt Amy Lamb Dysart Angela S. Baker Fore David B. Goodwin Duane R. Hall • David Allen Henderson • Paul T. Klemme Pamela T. Lovelett Lauderback • Dale L. Mason Debora L. McClung-Giano Finley Montgomery Michael L. O’Conner Michael J. Partise Rodney K. Rhodes Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer
CLASS OF 1980 Kevin Cantwell Mary Ann Presnell Cantwell Jane Lammers Hicklin Jeana R. Koen Houf Alice L. Freese Kennedy • James M. Kimbell • Dian C. Braun Kittle • Janice Doll Morand Randall M. Poshek-Gladbach Kathryn A. Oerly Ray James N. Webster Cheryl Ann Degraffenreid Wisdom James P. Womack
CLASS OF 1981 Hilda Ann Haas Blevins • Lee B. Brumitt Rick A. Diehl Ted House Timothy Jackman • Kay E. Knipschild Michael Miserocchi Clarice Bruss Sage • Jerie L. Smith • Carroll Flaspohler Wies
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CLASS OF 1982 Chris L. Alexander Mark F. Babalian John Robert Baker Jacqueline Allred Cheary Laurie McMillan Crimmins Wendy S. Downing Jana M. Harral Fox Keith A. Gary Barbara Schuldt Heikoff • Elizabeth Slate Horn Larry R. Jackson Jerri Weldy Jasumback David E. Lemke Jamie Page Sarah Ahnstedt Page Nancy Walker Peacock • Teresa Blair Reger Susan Clark Reichert James B. Rose • Bradley A. Rupert Keith E. Shostrom • Beth McCune Whitaker Wendy R. Yahr
CLASS OF 1983 Melanie Marie Bunge Courtney Mark A. Driver Joy Dodson Flanders David G. Fox John M. Gregory Karen C. Nixon Hale Elaine Eversmeyer Henderson • Terry L. Henderson • Dick E. Hutchison Lawrence Layden • John Lee Beth Unser Lesemann Brian Lesemann W. Kirk Meyer • Ronald G. Mills Susan L. Hardy Mills Geoffrey Moorehead Joyce E. Lehane Peterson John R. Powell Jeffrey A. Sherman David A. Stewart Keith Herbert Vinyard
CLASS OF 1984 Richard D. Bailey Christy F. Sliffe Berger Mark R. Conarroe • Leslie Zickler Driver Nina Gooch Jennifer Thornton Graves Diane Foster Gregory Megan Wright Hess Jayne Galloway Howard John M. Johnson Suesann Rickards • Ann Sherman Schubert • Susan J. Rampy Stegeman
CLASS OF 1985 Gina Kay Winn Bailey Jennifer Thurmon Bennett • Sally Scott Blackburn Melinda McCrary Cherrington Mark K. Dempsey
Honor Roll Judy M. Plante Fehling • Cheryl Mathewson Gerhardt • Donald Kenneth Johnston Marvin Max Manring Rod Mathewson Dawn A. Palmer Messerla • S. Eric Otterness Timothy H. Puyear Brenda L. Duncan Tharp Richard D. Tharp Mary Ella Thomasson • Rebecca Taulbee Wenzel •
CLASS OF 1986 Laura Marie Blair Katherine A. Davis Dempsey Paula B. Haggard Just Randy M. Just Mary Elizabeth Payne Locke Mary Anne Watters Manring Knial R. Piper • Jeffrey M. Proske Jeffrey A. Radel Richard L. Rickenbaugh • Maryann Rustemeyer • John L. Sauer James A. Shelton Gary K. Shoemaker Rebecca J. Combs Shoemaker Melissa Conley Tucker William Kenton Tucker Darrell R. Widhalm Kimberly Willard Keith W. Young •
CLASS OF 1987 Melissa K. Thurmon Abkemeier Christopher Allton Debra Rhey Hockanson Angstead Christy Ann Rittman Boughan Terry Flanigan Douglass Elizabeth A. Taulbee Hodgson Robert D. Martin Craig Eugene McCoy Leslie C. McLaughlin Kay Cantlon Otterness Rhonda Spargo Proske Margaret E. Murray Quinn Carol Kelly Rickenbaugh • Holly Geiger Snow • Jerry D. Strickland Kristy Hanks Strickland Betty Thorne Tierney • Larry M. VandeVen Jr. R. Doug Wright Michael Brett Ziegler
CLASS OF 1988 Paul M. Maynard • Karen L. Moore Jennifer Jacobs Moorehead Joseph Andrew Odneal Darryl W. Pannier R. Rheatta Kelley Petty • Patrick M. Powers Sr. Elizabeth J. Hamann Puyear Lisa R. Green Radanovich Sharon Electa Moore Salmons • Dianna Hart Shelton M. Mardell Ballew Wies
CLASS OF 1989 Christopher S. Abercrombie Paul David Bailey Rose Marie Brown John D. Bucksath Lisa Parmenter Derry Deborah Telgemeier Dodge Julie Annette Duvall-Sells Denise M. Wilson Gissenaas • Kenneth D. Herkelman Joel P. Kidwell Suzanne Conley Kidwell Michael C. McBroom Kevin Lee McClain Michelle Rene Baker McCoy Lynn A. Stacy Miner Todd S. Miner Kenneth Scott Myers Ellen Ackley Pannier Julie Schreiner Phillips Michael Edward Weber Lonna B. Wilke Lynn Elaine Berwick Wright
CLASS OF 1990 Richard John Armentrout • Tracey Robertson Auer Susan Rittman Brown Joni Lynn Hoyt Cupp Kimberly Michalle Eaton Jane Leach Hill Curtis Jerome Jackman Jay Robert Jones Sheryl Huecker Luster Patty Jo Brewer McClain Joanne M. Eiken Murphy Robert Lee Noren • Susan Lee Weiker Selway • Shelia Beth Tuley Larry Phillip Wycuff
CLASS OF 1991 Peggy Lee Moser Armentrout • Christopher M. Auchly John Richard Bailey Susan Annette Todd Beach William G. Chott Dennis Charles Cox Todd W. Dalzell Miriam Niekamp Gebhardt Kevin Gene Lang Gary Wayne Linhart Thomas J. Meier Ewing Elizabeth Crowe Noren • Darren Pannier Christina L. Stanard Southard J. B. Waggoner • Julie Ann Biesemeyer Ziegler
CLASS OF 1992 Michael B. Auchly • Julie Marie Bibb Bailey Debbie Stone Bradley Barbara Cross Drew Lara Beth Webb Fors Larry C. Graham II • Kathy Dougherty Kauffman Jane M. Tiemeyer LaRue Sarah Davis Linhart Pamela Luper Loomis
Vaughn David Loomis Alan Grant Marshall Mark E. Miller Paula J. Mohan Mick A. Spaulding Dori Thomas Waggoner •
CLASS OF 1993 Beverly Freeman Andrews • Gale Love Bailey • Dorinda R. Abram Busby Rebecca Blum Curry Charles Edward Davis Sonya N. Monnig Fuemmeler Joyce A. Green Gordy Joseph M. Hannah II Melissa McLaury Jones Lindy Wade LaChance Robin K. Lau Ginger King Luetkemeyer Lori Ann Pyatt Christina Pedroli Reilly • Angela Roach Taylor Danika White Kathryn Johnson Wilkerson
CLASS OF 1994 Timothy P. Azinger Kimberly Wiswall Bailey Robert Blanton III Holly M. Toler Boyer Sheila Ashby Fulling • Amanda Jean Gasich Gary Robert Gose Benjamin O. Hart Jill Elaine Layne Sara E. Liter-Kuester • Candy M. Moser Marshall Bradley Alan McCarty Nicole D. Parrish Scott • Natalie Bennett Wolf
CLASS OF 1995 Lawrence J. Anthony Douglas Joseph Boyer Tina Marie DeClue Marde Kay Kent Gann John Jason Graves Russell E. Jackson Sondra L. Lynch Jarnegan David Wayne Jones Robert F. Manning • Sara Jane Schroeder Pannier William Winfred Perkins Russell Lee Schmidt
CLASS OF 1996 Christopher Steven Collins Heidi M. Brunjes Drennan Sara Michele Weiss Grunberger Spencer Clay Hedgepeth • Joseph Thomas Jarnegan Denise Luebbert Stotler Elizabeth Ann Stretz Geeneen Ann Rice Wilhite W. Wayne Wolf III
CLASS OF 1997 Shelby A. Michael Alexander Emily Christine Hilgedick Bange
Jeffrey Wayne Brackman Travis Nathaniel Day Jean B. Linebaugh Exner Stephen Patrik Foote • Victoria Janee Vahle Jenne • Jessica L. Grasdorf Quint William James Quint Lisa N. Rains Gary Allan Smith Jr. •
CLASS OF 1998 Tara Nall Brackman Debbie Renee Chavez-Newby Matthew T. Dawson Wendy F. Biache Dawson Cassie Renee Herbert Jeromy John Hodge Donta Eugene Hubbard • Thomas Wesley Meyer Junior S. Munsterman Christina Overstreet Lathem A. Scott • Shawna Lynn Stefankiewicz
CLASS OF 1999 James Justin Addison David P. Bates Jr. Martha E. Wilke Bates Stephen Andrew Foutes Joshua S. Fuller Linda Ragene Miller Scott T. Stefankiewicz
CLASS OF 2000 Aaron Bradley Angel April Lynne Ash Brian Gary Ash Anne Marie Cole Hays Amy Elizabeth Sneed Hodge Robert Andrew Kerr Katrina Michelle Rockot Kimble Randy L. Kimble Livia Still McCauslin Charlotte Westhues Niemeier • Marilynn L. Poff-Moehle Nathan Schaefferkoetter Tiffany Rae Hessel Smith Jennifer C. Rathke Spaulding Theodore L. Vail James J. West
CLASS OF 2001 Brian Joseph Bohner Bryan Thomas Brune Aaron Thomas Mepham Money Carolyn B. Shepard Money Sarah D. Moulder Kyle Eugene Platz Misty L. Tefft Ressel Leigh Pyron Schaefferkoetter
CLASS OF 2002 Sonya S. Addison Debra Kay Fitzgerald Carmack Nita Cates Erin Briana Paulsmeyer Gerloff • Debbie A. Goodwin Trent Alan Kraemer
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Jane Ellen Kruse Molly Marie Gipson Morain Kellie Piesbergen Platz
CLASS OF 2003 Robert F. Alexander II Jenny Martin Anspach Micah James Beatty • Amanda Kay Culbertson-Kraemer Amy Elizabeth Lewis Dake Brennan James Scanlon Tina Conrow Scanlon
CLASS OF 2004 Katie Rebecca Chitwood Frank Robert Flaspohler Tina M. Braun Foglesong Beverly A. Fuemmeler Martin Henry Gerloff II • Laura Koepke Lentz Tiffany Laine Schmidt Swanson
CLASS OF 2005 Timothy Joseph Chitwood Heather Lessly Hilgedick Stacey Jean Meyer Kottman Jeffrey Scott Lentz Lee Ann Sanders Salum James Stutzer Sandra Lynn Tye
CLASS OF 2006 Amanda Gayle Denham Amy M. Wies Nation Crystal L. Neufeld Peyton Melia T. Young Pfannenstiel • Jeffrey Thomas Richardson Loran A. Ichord Richardson Elizabeth M. Roberts Heather Scarlett Taft Dawna Ashleigh Holzer Willis •
CLASS OF 2007 Cynthia Martha Adams Nathan Frank Breland Jonathan Eugene Holem David R. Hutchison Jennifer Lester-Stutzer Ramona Kay Mundwiller Todd D. Oberlin Sarah Alisha Shramek Lee F. Smith Teresa Dawn Taylor Marvin Anthony Williams
CLASS OF 2008 Annie Lea Dick Brandon Shane Faubion David Joseph Flaspohler Kate Diane Gruenewald Mitchell Andrew Morrow Bryce Edward Roark
CLASS OF 2009 Kyle Landon Bales Dylan Bowles Dionne Natalie George Whalen Gemyle George † deceased • 5-year CEF donor
Honor Roll Heather Nicholle Gibson James Paul Hampson Marla Marie Heldt Wilda L. Lynn Nina Marie Hendricks Millheiser Cassandra Jean Mueller Nicole Marie Plaggenburg Rene Linette Offineer Revelle Megan Curley Roark Jodi Renee Rush Jennifer Leigh Schmidt
CLASS OF 2010 Kassie Campbell Samantha Elizabeth Carey Jenifer Wilkinson Civey Garett Clay Cook Linley B. Chapman Dudenhoeffer William Curtis Freeman Jessica Lynn Henderson Lisa Lynette Kayser McCall D. Kenney Amanda Patricia Reed Kyle Jordan Robuck Alyssa Rene Sager Cassandra Eversmeyer Schieffer
J. Matthew Schieffer Matthew Alan Sherman Jeffrey Scott Strain Andrea Marie Tessereau
CLASS OF 2011 Donna Marie Beasley Tiffany Lea Bowyer Lexa Dalene Brooks Nathan Dale Carey Samantha Gross Chott Electie Grace Minix Dowd Clay Farris Joseph Scott Garrett Jr. Erin Jill Harbison Dalton Levi Henry Hannah Joy Lilienkamp Marissa Nichole McTavish Melissa Williams Shipman Stephanie R. Sullivant Kris A. Sutton MacKenzie J. Walter Ashlee Renae Whitener
CLASS OF 2012 Ki Ki Karmi
Faculty and Staff Barbara L. Anderson Jenny Martin Anspach F. Jerry Benner Milton S. Berwin Tara Nall Brackman Nathan Frank Breland Nettie N. Cherrington Kathryn Ellen Chevalier Ruth Ann Conrow Susan E. Quigley-Duggan Wally J. Eaton John A. Flanders Joy Dodson Flanders Chad Lane Gaines Rita J. Gulstad • Nancy Pandolfi Hadfield Constance Bolger Hayes Megan Wright Hess Mary Hrdina Marianne E. Inman • Daryl Jefferies James R. Kluck
Alan Grant Marshall Donna J. Merrell Michael Montgomery Stephanie L. Mullins • Brent A. Myer Charlotte Westhues Niemeier • John D. Perkins Michael D. Pope Andrea Jill Pratte • Jerry Priddy Kent W. Propst Robert A. Rackley Francis E. Reardon Braxton P. Rethwisch Mark C. Robb Peggy Sue Purvis Robb Maryann Rustemeyer • Penny Pihana Shaw Jeffrey A. Sherman Julee Kay Sherman Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Salum James Stutzer
Catherine J. Thogmorton Charles Thompson Daytha Frink Trimble Dori Thomas Waggoner • Sandra Myrene Wald Sherry A. Wells Claude R. Westfall Derry Allen Wiswall
Faculty Emeriti Dana R. Elliott Joseph E. Geist Gale Hairston J. Keith Keeling • Linda O. Lembke Roger R. Lembke James M. Luetjen Ronald L. Shroyer Harold W. Sunoo Eldon Delmar Wahlers Thomas L. Yancey
† deceased •5-year CEF donor
Central Alumni by Class Year
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CMU Sources of Gifts 2011-12 Foundations 1% Corporations 3%
Church & Church Org Other 1% Organizations 1%
Parents 9% Friends 22%
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Parents of Students and Alumni Larry and Kathy Abernathy J. Bruce and Janet Gift Addison • R. Frederick and Barbara Miller Alexander • Paul and Sharon Allgood Allen and Kerrie Amos Norma Neal Anderson Lynne Angle Debra Rhey Hockanson Angstead Gary E. and Sara M. Hackley Bagby Richard D. and Gina Kay Winn Bailey Virginia Daniels Bailey Roland Eugene and Donna J. Saxton Banaka Michael Allen and Mary E. Douglas Bancroft Marcella Barlow Elbridge W. Bartley Jr. • Philip E. and Martha B. Baylor John F. and Sherri L. Beard Joe E. and Jane Ash Belew Sharon Bell Halkaline Kirk Bergsten † • Milton S. Berwin Bruce and Sue Biggs Stephen M. and Pam Biggs Frederic O. Jr. and Kim Biswell Gary K. and Janet S. Blakemore Denny and Kathy Bopp Larry and Susan Catron Borts • Donald and Martha Tucker Bounds Clark and Holly Bredehoeft Robert Lynn and Morrene Hughes Britton Elizabeth Brown Richard S. and Barbara Burcham Brumitt James J. and Caryl R. Bryan Dennis and Gail Bundren Sally Swank Burke Carolyn N. Rhodes Chaney Nettie N. Cherrington Jena Church Donald M. and Linda J. Claycomb DeForrest E. and Dorothy Norton Cline • Richard and Julie Combs Mark R. and Sadowna Conarroe • Richard and Ruth Ann Conrow Charles Andy and Dawn Corporon Dewey and Susan Crepeau Bill J. and Betty Ann George Crigler • Allen S. and Shirley Crites Paul S. and Debora Kirschman Davis Thomas and Kathy DeMartin
M. David Jr. and Lucy Aufdenberg Dealy Joe and Cindy Dedovesh Steven A. and Mary Beth Wise Dick • Mary E. Sanderson Dolan Norman E. and Ruth Crowe Drissell M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond Francis X. Duggan and Susan E. Quigley-Duggan Robert H. and Mary Gaines Easterday • Fredrick and Sheri Lynn Blakely Eaton R. Vergil and Betty L. Eaton Wally J. and Kimberly Michalle Eaton Maurice Eckhoff Carl and Melinda Eckles John A. and Joy Dodson Flanders Charles and Amy Ann Utterback Foutes • David G. and Jana M. Harral Fox Robert and Diana Freeman Mark A. and Susan Friemonth Freese Raymond and Janet Friem Wesley and Beverly A. Fuemmeler Steve Galloway Monte and Kim Gladden John O. and Beth Hammond Gooch Don A. and Jean Borgelt Gruenewald • D. Lavonne Greenhalge Guenther Kevin Hampson Albert R. and Margaret E. Davis Hamra • Donald E. Hamra • Marsha R. Standley Hansen Jack R. and Dawn Harbison JoAnn Harral Joanne Schnell Heisler L. Kyle and Marie Frazee Hern Leonard and Megan Wright Hess Mark and Elizabeth A. Taulbee Hodgson Pansy Ann Howell Lee and Sara Howerton J. Douglas and Ann Hoy Carl and Cheryl Deweerdt Hughes Dick E. and LaVena Hutchison Patsy S. Huth Stewart and Pam Hess Huttsell James W. and Sylvia A. Ireland Curtis Jerome Jackman William H. Jacobs • Bill and Roxi James
Daryl and Karen Jefferies John G. and Martha G. Jewett Robert Louis and Katherine Anne Brooks Johnson • Stanley D. and Cynthia J. Johnson Stephen G. Johnson Verne Wesley Johnson Jack L. and Lenora Stone Jost • Randy M. and Paula B. Haggard Just David W. and Marsha Kahler Kerr • Norma C. Innes Kienker † Paul W. King Constance M. Kingore Marlin James and Trudy K. Kinman Martin Kirby Frank and Lydia L. Breedlove Klocke James R. and Richelle Adair Kluck Bedford F. and Kathryn Detring Knipschild • Gerald L. and Sherrie Kueckelhan David and Sarah J. Felgar Kuschel John Jr. and Marjorie Larsen Jill Elaine Layne Anne Ruth Brower Ledbetter Roger R. and Linda O. Lembke William H. Lewis Mark and Lorri Lieberman Gary Wayne and Sarah Davis Linhart Richard and Patricia M. Luebbert James M. and Elisabeth Holman Luetjen Gary Orma and Linda K. Mackey Marvin Max and Mary Anne Watters Manring William A. Markland Steve Martin Dale L. Mason Beth K. Kershaw Maxey M. Thomas and Betty Maxwell Martin F. and Kathleen L. Mayer Don and Sherry McCarty Harry D. and Leslie Mendenhall Thomas and Deborah Mesmer Kenneth and Jeanne Messina W. Darrell and Shirley Swisher Meyer W. Kirk Meyer and Kristy Ott-Meyer • Estelle Ballew Miller • Michael Montgomery Lisle H. Jr. and Danielle Brumagin Moore William R. Jr. and Karen Jean Morrow
Albert F. III and Etta Mae Mutti • Dennis and Debra Lynn Shirley Nation Paul and Deanna Nelson Tim and Ellen Nelson Jerry and Charlotte Westhues Niemeier • James and Selynda Grover Noland Gene and Janet Nuse Malcolm B. and Mary Oliver Herschel B. and Donna Lee Owen Quirt and Janet Page Ronald E. and N. Kay Page Alfred F. and Mary Pannier Ann Ipsen Parks Mary K. Peterson Knial R. and Elena Ruth Piper • Marilynn L. Poff-Moehle Michael D. and Gwen Elaina Pope Geoffrey W. and Elaine M. Bennett Posegate • James T. and Marie L. Powell Jerry and Elaina Priddy Kent W. and Becki Propst Robert B. and Donna T. Puyear Marvin R. and Donna Naumann Pyron Mark and Debra Ramsey Clinton Coleman and Lisa Lene Ray Francis E. and Melody A. Reardon Braxton P. and Judith Engel Rethwisch Jerry W. and Lois C. Rhodes • Howell B. and Kathy Lynn Rice Joseph P. III and Karen L. McAllister Rice Thomas W. and Deborah V. Richmond Paula Riefle Mark C. and Victoria L. Robb Anton and Alison Ruehl Michael Joseph and Maryann Rustemeyer • Lee Ann Sanders Larry and Mary Schaefferkoetter Russell Lee and Christine E. Schmidt Herbert G. Sr. and Gina Schuler M. Dale and Penny Pihana Shaw Jeffrey A. and Julee Kay Sherman Ronald L. and Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer Vicki Silkwood Holly Geiger Snow • Theodore L. and Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Brent Hunter and Patricia E. Duren Speight
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Diane K. Steele Jerry D. and Kristy Hanks Strickland Gilman H. and Kathleen Stroupe Harold W. Sunoo Cynthia Tandy Dale and Karen Tapp Farrel Wesley and Julie Taylor Phillip L. Tessereau C. Craig and Carolyn Lipp Thornsberry Fred H. Thornton Larry Thorp Colleen Byrne Thurmon J. Wesley and Joan M. Fuller Ummel • Russell and Janet Vahle Keith Herbert and Sally Watkins Vinyard Eldon Delmar and Christel Hosse Wahlers Carolyn Whitener Walker Tom R. and Elizabeth Wallace William R. and Constance E. Walters Samuel Jr. and Beth Watkins John S. and Anne M. Watters Bennie R. Jr. and Rebecca Taulbee Wenzel • Patrick and Jami Wenzel Claude R. and Diana Westfall Bernice H. White Steve and Carroll Flaspohler Wies H. Kendall and E. Kathleen Wilcox John and Brenda Wilken Kimberly Willard Donald and Kathy Wilmsmeyer Maurice H. Wilson Richard J. Wilson † and Nancy Wilson William Kellar and Brenda Winkelmeyer Gary D. and Adrianne A. Workman Robert O. II and Nanette Padgett Young William and Beverly Laidley Zimmerman •
† deceased •5-year CEF donor
Businesses, Foundations, Matching Gift Companies, and Organizations AAA The Aaron Galleries AT&T Foundation Abbott Laboratories Fund Action Electric Inc. The Adair Family Charitable Foundation Addison Biological Laboratory Alcoa Foundation Americans for Middle East Understanding Amerisure Matching Gift Program Asbestos Removal Services Association of Women for Education Bank of Louisiana Barber Shop Boys LLC Blue Ridge Bank & Trust Company Bob McCosh Chevrolet Boeing Gift Matching Program
Boone County National Bank Brisley-Phillips Scholarship Fund Bulte Company CMU Football Camp CRS Reprocessing Services Capital Sand Company Charlie Brown & Co. Insurance Chevron Humankind Christensen Construction Company Citizens Community Bank Clean Car Auto Rental Coil Construction Inc. Colgate-Palmolive Company Columbia Glass & Mirror Inc. Commerce Bank Commercial Trust Company Community Health Systems Foundation ConocoPhillips Cooper Industries Coronado Investment
Syndicate Courthouse Bed and Breakfast The Deloitte Foundation Delta Kappa Gamma Dixon Family Practice Edward Jones Emerson Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. Enterprise Holdings Foundation Exchange Bank of Missouri Family Health Inc. Fayette Area Community Trust Fresh Ideas Food Service Management LLC Friends at Innisbrook Golf Resort Gamble and Schlemeier Gateway Building & Restoration George H. Riedel Private Foundation Glasgow Study Club
Golden Valley Area Education Fund Graybar Electric Company H & R Block Foundation Halliburton Foundation Inc. Hallmark Corporate Foundation Hammonds Products Company Howard Electric Cooperative IBM International Foundation Inovatia Laboratories LLC Intensive Hair Isle of Capri Casino Joe Machens Ford Johnny Mac’s Sporting Goods Johnson & Johnson Companies The Jordan Charitable Foundation Kansas City Lyric Opera Alums
Missouri United Methodist Churches and Church Organizations Missouri Annual Conference United Methodist Church Foundation Missouri United Methodist Foundation Missouri United Methodist Church Foundation The UMC General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Gateway Central District Salem-in-Ballwin UMC Salem-in-Ladue UMC
Midstate District Mexico United Methodist Women
Gateway Regional District Centenary UMC, Bonne Terre College UMC, Warrenton First UMC Presbyterian Memorial United Methodist Women, Farmington Olney UMC St. Andrew’s UMC, De Soto Heartland North District First UMC, Marshall Oakland UMC, Buckner Platte Woods UMC
Ozark North District Stockton UMC Ozark South District Houston UMC Salem United Methodist Women Southeast District Bernie UMC Sikeston United Methodist Women Southwest District Nevada United Methodist Women
Heartland South District Lake Creek UMC Clinton United Methodist Men Clinton United Methodist Chancel Choir
Other Churches Friendship Christian Church
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Klinker Klub of St. Louis KWRT AM La Crosse Lumber Company LaMonte Community Bank Law Offices of Paul W. King LLC Lions Club of King City Missouri United Methodist Foundation The J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Inc. Macy’s Foundation Maggie’s Bar & Grill Mastercard International Medart Inc. MetLife Foundation Mid-City Lumber Company Missouri Arts Council Missouri Colleges Fund Inc. Missouri Conference UMC Missouri Cotton Exchange Missouri UMC Foundation Modern Litho Monsanto Fund Nordyne Inc. Novus International Inc. PEO Chapter O Palen Music Center Partner Institute LLC Pfizer Foundation Procter & Gamble Prosser Carpet Service Prudential Insurance Company Quest Diagnostics Ray’s Construction LLC Rolla Key Sport Shop Inc. John S. and Jody Ross Foundation SHEEO Scarce Skills LLC Schmidt Farm Supply Scripps Networks Interactive Scott Radiological Group Inc. Shelbina High School Class of 1947 Show-Me State Games Snoddy’s Store Sprague Excavating Co. Inc. Stamina Products Inc. State Farm Companies Foundation State Farm Insurance of Fayette The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Tri-County Trust Company Union Pacific Corporation UPS Foundation Verizon Foundation Walker-Winter Insurance Wells Fargo Advisors LLC Wells Fargo Community Support Western Union Company Western Union Foundation The Williams Companies
Friends of the University Charles M. and Betty Adams • Ruth Windsor Adams Kerrie Adams Cora E. Adkins Estate Eugene B. and Roberta Allen Micheal Robert Allen Richard Ambelang Alan and Betty Anderson Robert F. Anderson • Anonymous (3) Gary L. Anspach Butch Antal C. Eugene and Sydney Ann Atkins David P. and Emilie G. Atkins • Glenn C. Ault Jr. • Robert C. and Donna M. Baker Michael Allen Bancroft Nancy Bandy Walter Barenkamp † • Ola Lee Barnett Estate Howard J. Barnhard • Randall D. and Cathy Barron Santimay and Sunanda Basu Sunny Bates Richard Baumann Susan Bayley Martha B. Baylor Darrel and Susan Bearden Jerry C. and Janet M. Beeler John W. Beggs Walt J. Belcher Don and Lois Bender Joan L. Bender William G. Benfield Eli and Joanna Berger Jerry and Joanne Berneche Marcia Lubbers Berry • Joseph and Francoise Bien Christine A. Billingsley Benjamin M. Bishop James B. and Carolyn Black Diane Wilson Blackwelder Ardyth D. Blaise Gordon O. Blalock Russell and Dianne Blume Jerrol L. Boehmer Philippe Bogaerts Nancy Bolin Jack and Terri Bonar Gene C. and Cindy Bowen • Sheryl Bradshaw Harry R. and Shirley A. Brady William E. Brame Sharon A. Brewczynski Keith Broadus Colin C. Brown Jerry Eugene and Georgia Brown Penny Brown Kristina M. Brumitt Scott and Tere Brun Beverly Brun Melissa Bucksath Jack Bush Kerry Bush Carol Platt Butler •
Gordon and Katherine F. Butler John G. and S. Jacqueline Byland Margie L. Campbell Carol A. Capps • Ge Juan B. Cardwell Gary A. Carter James D. and Kristen E. Chalfant Patricia A. Champion Jeffrey A. Chaney and Family Clare Chapman Jim, James and Judi Chippendale James and Judy Chronister Betty Churchill Estate D. V. Claiborne William M. and Dolores Clark William B. Claycomb Dorothy Norton Cline • Beverly J. Clinkenbeard Catherine Cloyd Charlotte A. Coates Harry O. and Mary G. Cole Vicki J. Cole Terry and Shirley Coleman Betty Collier David R. Collum • Sadowna Conarroe Edward and Dixie Cook Donald D. and Bonnie Corbin Leo J. and Mary E. Courter • Robert E. and Becky Courtney • Ron and Susie Cox Veronica M. Cox • Francie Crandall Donald B. and Carlene Cullimore Richard Curry Carla S. Curtsinger Don F. Dalton Irene Virginia Dalton • W. Robert and Dorothy A. Dalton John E. Davis Richard K. and Theresa M. Davis • Amy L. Dawkins Richard R. Day • Owen J. and Susan L. DeBoer Sally J. DeMasters • Jere and Joanne DeVilbiss Betty E. Denneny † Carol Denninghoff Kathleen P. Dent Family J. H. Dethero Mary Lou Detweiler Kathryn D. Dickey • John A. Ditto Todd Dodge Robert M. Doroghazi Phillip F. Dressel Amy E. Drtina Patricia H. Drumm Meredeth Drummond-Cox Andrew Steven
Dudenhoeffer Francis X. Duggan Diane Huneke and Mike Dulak Margie Duren Doug and Nancy Edwards Thomas F. and Mary Eggleston Nancy Ellis • Marc K. and Christine W. Evans Lucille C. Farrell William and Phyllis Faulks George and Becky Evans Feaster • Richard and Christine Fernsler Newell S. Ferry III Craig and Lori J. Finley Marie Finnigan Virginia Fleming Andrea Foote • Roberta S. Fowler Mary W. Harms Franey Karen R. Frankenfeld Ron and Sandra Freeman Florence A. Chesnutt Friedrichs Glenn R. and Donna J. Frieling R. Andrew and Kathryn Frost Darren Fuemmeler Fred F. and Nancy N. Fuller Douglas Fulling • Caroline E. Funk • Terry and Nina Furstenau • Sally Gaines Jacque Gameson Raymond and Susanna Garber Martha Garnett Carl R. Garrett • Edith I. Anderson Garst Harley D. Gebhardt Kenneth Gebhardt • Russell and Barbara Geen Helen C. Gift Chris Gissenaas • Jerry and Joyce Golden Herbert and Beverly Goldfarb Mike and Kathy Good Shawn A. Gott John T. Graff Dale and Maureen Graham Edna Mae Graham Robert C. and Helen L. Graham William and Shirley Graham Jeanne Yaeger Grebe Dana Greene Emily A. Greene Stanley Grimm Millicent B. Guerri • Irving and Ellen Haber Duane and Kit Hagen Paul E. and Milly Haggard Carolyn Hairston Dr. and Mrs.Thomas B.Hall III
Treva S. Hall Eileen Hampton Ruth R. Handy • Pat Hanna and Jeanne M. Pascale Lisa Hannah Carolyn Harding Cindy Harlan Kim L. Harlow Larry and Patsy G. Harrington • Roland S. III and Mindy Harris Kathryn Strok Hartzler • Paul H. and Carol M. Hatfield Janet Headley Cynthia Spaugh Henderson Ronald E. Henges Rebecca Henkey Henry Lloyd Jr. Donald L. and Alice S. Henson Gary Henson Audra Herkelman Lance Herrick • William A. Heyde III Maria M. Heyssel • James and Tia Higbie John and Nancy Hillhouse Wesley A. Hirsch Ruth Benner Hix Shelley Hoffman Linda K. Hogenmiller • William L. and June Holman Mary Holzhauser Honors Program at Loyola University, Maryland John F. and Anita L. Horton Bonnie J. House Pansy Ann Howell J. D. and Anne Huba Richard F. Hubbard Barbara Ann Huddleston Holly Hughes David Inman • Florence L. Innes Ruth Craig Innes Bruce and Deborah Intveld Timothy Ireland Tom and Ruth Iversen Jay and Kelly Jacobs • Ruth Jacobs G. Willard Jenkins Jean N. Jenner Judith R. Jensen Jeff L. Johnson Kathy Johnson Nancy Johnson • Steven M. and Ruth J. Jones Anne Kaucher Marjorie A. Keeling • Janet B. Kelty Linda J. Keown and Rick Crowe Sarah J. Kilgore Kay Kimbell • Gregory King Jan Kliethermes Katherine G. Klingler Bill and Judith Klink
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Carlton and Aliene Knight Estate Kris and Lynn Kosup Cleo Kottwitz William B. Kountz Jr. Shari Kraus Emily Kreisler • Merlin and Ann Kreutzer • Anita Kuttenkuler Judy LaTurno Cheryl Ladage Martin and Barbara Lampe Donald E. Lasater Joseph Lauber Ellen F. Lawlor William D. and Julia M. Lay • Jayne E. Layden • Daniel J. and Patricia S. Leary Atalie Lebedeff Edward H. Lee Catherine Hampton Lester Susan Lienhard Georgia B. Lindsay Nanetta Litle • Wesley and Rosemary Lomax Edith Marie Long Douglas and Christine Lonnstrom Marilyn Simon Lord James C. and Chris Losey Dennis Luetkemeyer Brock M. and Nancy D. Lutz • Dianna M. Lyons Jack Magruder • Don and Sara V. Mahaffy David J. Maher Thomas F. and Margaret L. Maher David J. and Mary Alice Malmo James D. and Elizabeth Marchbank Margaret Marquard Elizabeth Wood Marshall Robert W. and Nancy Ginn Martin Fred and Julee Mayer Carol and Marvin McCall • Diane McClure Robert A. McCombs • Jane McDaniel Joe and Sally McKinney Joan McMillan Wiley R. and MaryEllen McVicker Patrick and Tina McWard Richard A. and Deborah McWard James and Elizabeth Meador Roy and Susan C. Meals Russell and Nancy Mehl Kirk and Kelly Mescher Robert and Pixie Messey Sabra Tull Meyer Paul K. Meyers Dorothy L. Michel • Andrew J. Jr. and Roxanne Miller Douglas S. and Jo Anne Miller James M. and Marsha Miller
Honor Roll Joan K. Miller Robert and Phyllis Miller Rodney Miller Shirley Miller Glen Mohan Monta Montgomery James Allan Morain Karen Morris Berry E. Morton II John H. and Audrey A. Morton Paul E. Morton William P. Morton Donald R. and Ann B. Mowery Everett and Corva Murphy Genie Murphy Ann W. Nadler David P. Nasby Dennis and Debra Lynn Shirley Nation Steven Nation Dayton and Janice Neal James A. and Ruth E. Nepute Greg Newby Robert E. and Ruth Niemeier Victoria Nolte • Mary Norbury Vicki Norris Kay Obermann Paul K. Orsay Frederick Ostrowski David and Lesley Oswald Gene Page James and Catherine Page Robert Paine Karen Parker Montha Partise Thomas Pegram and Patricia Ingram Ronald P. and Marlene Patterson Virginia L. Payne Mark D. Peacock • Ronald Pearl Margaret S. Peden and Bob Harper Richard and Carol Pemberton Valerie J. Penn Nancy B. Percy Julie Perkins Charles L. Perry Gerald and Donna Pescaglia Mary S. Petty Dave Phillippe William P. and Robyn L. Piggott Miles V. Plzak • Grace A. Poland Dennis and Bonnie Potter Cathy Powell Karen K. Powers Becki Propst Robert B. and Donna T. Puyear Louis and Johanna Rademann Melinda Raine Edward H. and Sigrid M. Renner • Elmer E. and Diana L. Vaughn Revelle Katie Rhodes A. Ruth Richardson •
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Robert Schnase • Joel and Debbie Schnedler Paul and Lisa Schoephoerster Kevyn Schroeder Steven and Dorcas Scott Luerena Mathewson See Estate Judy Shannon William T. and Connie Shay Allan and Esther Sheppard Ann Brookshire Sherer-Simpson Jane Shover B. G. Sides Rick and Miriam S. Siebert Carl F. Sitze David G. Skelton Donna Hutchison Slagle Steven Slinker Ray and Loretta Smith Michael and Winnie Sneed Steve and Joy Sobelman Peter M. Soens Alicia Bonicelli Sosman Pamela Sprowls Robert and Betty Sprowls Frank Stack Dan Stapleton Kenneth E. and Carol V. Staten Steve L. Stegeman Carolyn J. Steinhaus Luann D. Sterling •
John Todd Stewart • Dan Stockman Michael D. Stokes Deneal J. Sullivan Ellen W. Svenson Ruth L. Svoboda • Carolyn Sweet Betty Y. Tang Jerry Lynn Taylor • Mary Elizabeth Tevebaugh Estate Frank B. and Julia T. Thacher J. Allen and Marjorie Thiel Kim Sinclair Thompson Lou Thompson Kevin Tierney • Eugene S. Trice • Sylvia Kelso Tucker Clarence M. and Janet S. Turley Dara M. Turnage Dennis Van Landuyt Jack and Joan Van Pelt John M. Vanderford J. Nick and Cheryl Verde Barbara A. Vestal David and Barbara Victor Myrl Vossler Tori Bartholomew Waggoner James K. and Kathryn Y. Wallace Douglas Ward
Scott Ward The Waterman Family Susanne Wellenhofer Bill and Marcia Werremeyer Leonard and Cheryl White Darrel A. and Jean M. Wichman Monica Widhalm Noveta Wilder † Jodi S. Wiley Robert Jr. and Edris Wilhoit • Jerry Willer • Bob and Bobbie Williams Harriet Williams Melissa Williams and Doug Solliday Justin Williamson David and Joyce Wineinger Clinton and Carolyn Wofford Jeff and Carole Wohlford Cynthia A. Wolk Norma J. Wood Robert Gail and Margie M. Woods Dean and Mary F. Wright Robert and Jean Wunderlich Linda S. Wyatt Frank C. and Carol O. Young Irene Zeiger • Susan E. Zweig
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R.G. Kirby joins Central Methodist Board The newest member of the Central Methodist University Board of Trustees probably understands what makes the institution “tick” about as well as anyone. After all, R.G. Kirby of Fayette was Director of Plant Operations from 2004 until he retired in June 2011. It was his job to make sure the physical plant at the university ran as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Now, as the 34th member of CMU’s governing board, he’ll help assure the university continues to run properly– though from a substantially different perspective. “I look forward to working with a very talented Board of Trustees advancing the mission of CMU,” Kirby says. “We are honored that R.G. Kirby has agreed to serve on our Board of Trustees as we know that he will bring exceptional wisdom and perspective to this role,” CMU President Marianne Inman says. “We are pleased that he continues to be an important member of the Central family.”
Kirby began his four-year term on the CMU Board in August. Though retired from CMU, he remains active along with his wife, Marilyn, as owner/operator of farms near Fayette. They have two daughters, Shelly of Kansas City and Shannon of Charlotte, N.C. Kirby grew up in the Fayette area and graduated from high school there. He went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree from the former Central Missouri State University, and has graduate degrees from that institution as well as a doctorate in school administration from the University of Missouri. Kirby also did advanced environmental training at the University of Kansas. An Army veteran, Kirby taught school in Concordia, then spent 11 years as a school superintendent at Higbee (1975-79) and Pleasant Hope (1979-86). He spent fourteen and a half years as executive director and assistant superintendent for the Raytown School District before joining CMU.
Total Gift Income by Years 2011-12 2010-11
$3,348,345 Fall 2012
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Patrons of The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art Seraphim
The Aaron Galleries J. Bruce and Janet Gift Addison O. Nelson and Kristi Wiebe Auer Jerry and Joanne Berneche Glenn A. Jr. and Veronica M. Cox Robert M. Doroghazi Florence A. Chesnutt Friedricks Joseph E. Geist Golden Valley Area Education Fund Patsy Schnell Green Terry L. and Elaine Eversmeyer Henderson Pansy Ann Howell Marianne E. and David Inman Janet L. Jacobs Jay and Kelly Jacobs Kay E. Knipschild Joe and Sally McKinney Roy and Susan C. Meals Virginia Lloyd Monroe Mark D. and Nancy Walker Peacock Randall M. Poshek-Gladbach Marilyn Gaddis Rose Margaret Peters Sandring Lathem A. and Nicole D. Parrish Scott N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Donald G. Spalding Jr. † and Sondra Sercu Spalding Kenneth E. and Carol V. Staten Catherine J. Thogmorton Thomas L. Yancey
F. Jerry and G. Ruth Dorman Benner Ann Abernathy Clement Mark R. and Sadowna Conarroe Richard M. Dailey John D. Hutcherson Bedford F. and Kathryn Detring Knipschild Wiley R. and MaryEllen McVicker Ann Ipsen Parks Garland and Peggy Lee Russell Wallace J. Jr. and Dara M. Turnage
The Forbes Family Russell and Barbara Geen Dale and Maureen Graham Paul E. and Milly Haggard Pat Hanna and Jeanne M. Pascale William S. and Martha Rogers Holman Inovatia Laboratories LLC Timothy Ireland J. Keith and Marjorie A. Keeling William B. Kountz Jr. Brock M. and Nancy D. Lutz Robert W. and Nancy Ginn Martin Douglas S. and Jo Anne Miller Stephanie L. Mullins Everett and Corva Murphy Dayton and Janice Neal Margaret S. Peden and Bob Harper Joel and Debbie Schnedler Jane Shover Frank Stack Dan Stapleton Winifred Yoes Runge Stribling George W. and Carolyn Sweet Charles D. and Lou Thompson J. B. and Dori Thomas Waggoner Noveta Wilder †
Cherubim AT&T Foundation Earl F. and Sunny Bates C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten Christine A. Billingsley Robert Lynn and Morrene Hughes Britton William Bastin Jr. and Penny Brown Jerry Eugene and Georgia Brown John G. and S. Jacqueline Byland Paul L. and Eleanor Rudd Calvert Sara J. Chaney William B. Claycomb Jere and Joanne DeVilbiss John A. Ditto Susan Markland Donnelly Newell S. III and Martha Sue Hutchison Ferry
Archangels Eva M. Allen Norma Neal Anderson Robert C. and Donna M. Baker Richard Baumann Joseph and Francoise Bien
Deane Sue Wells Brandenburg Elizabeth Brown William M. and Dolores Clark Ron and Susie Cox Donald B. and Carlene Cullimore Richard K. and Theresa M. Davis Carol Denninghoff J. H. and Charlotte Lee Dethero M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond Diane Huneke and Mike Dulak Terry and Nina Furstenau Jerry and Joyce Golden Larry and Patsy G. Harrington James and Tia Higbie Holly Hughes John G. and Martha G. Jewett Linda J. Keown and Rick Crowe Shari Kraus Sheryl Huecker Luster Jane McDaniel Leslie C. McLaughlin Russell and Nancy Mehl Sabra Tull Meyer James M. and Marsha Miller Linda Ragene Miller Gene and Janet Nuse Ronald Pearl Richard and Carol Pemberton Miles V. Plzak Dennis and Bonnie Potter George William Potter William James and Jessica L. Grasdorf Quint Braxton P. and Judith Engel Rethwisch
John and Sarah Riddick Marian Olson Rusk Ned Balbo and Jane Satterfield Gale and Ann Schafer Kitty Schewe Paul and Lisa Schoephoerster William T. and Connie Shay Harold W. Sunoo Frank B. and Julia T. Thacher Eldon Delmar and Christel Hosse Wahlers Melissa Williams and Doug Solliday Ralph Lee Jr. and Delores Bland Woodward
Angels R. Frederick and Barbara Miller Alexander Association of Women for Education Jack and Terri Bonar James and Judy Chronister Vicki J. Cole Amy L. Dawkins Patricia H. Drumm Glasgow Study Club Emily A. Greene James L. and Carolyn Harding Bonnie J. House Joseph F. and Ruth Jacobs Judith R. Jensen Steven M. and Ruth J. Jones Chris and Theresa Rohlfing Larry and Kristen Schmitz Steven and Dorcas Scott Michael and Winnie Sneed Kim Sinclair Thompson United Methodist Chancel Choir of Clinton UMC Jodi S. Wiley
Docents for The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art In appreciation for the countless hours of volunteer service to the Gallery Janet Gift Addison Barbara Miller Alexander Nancy Anderson Norma Neal Anderson Dorothy Jean Ayres William V. Ayres Donna M. Baker Philip E. Baylor Morrene Hughes Britton Elizabeth Brown Debra Eaton Drane Martha Sue Hutchison Ferry Newell S. Ferry III Dale Graham Milly Haggard
Patsy G. Harrington Marjorie A. Keeling Marilyn Kirby William B. Kountz Jr. Beverly K. Mattli Elizabeth J. McIntosh Majorie Crews McMillan Virginia Lloyd Monroe, Director Janice Neal Ann Ipsen Parks Donna Pescaglia Bonnie Potter Terri Rohlfing Ann Schafer Connie Shay Jane Shover Karla Sprick Susan Lusby Steele Lola Watts Delores Bland Woodward Marilyn Miller Young
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Earl F. and Sunny Bates C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten Exchange Bank of Missouri Janet L. Jacobs Jay and Kelly Jacobs Lathem A. and Nicole D. Parrish Scott
Addison Biological Laboratory John G. and S. Jacqueline Byland Richard M. Dailey Family Health Inc. Joseph E. Geist John T. Graff William S. and Martha Rogers Holman Marianne E. and David Inman Inovatia Laboratories LLC Martin Kirby William B. Kountz Jr. William D. and Julia M. Lay Stephanie L. Mullins
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O. Nelson and Kristi Wiebe Auer Glenn A. Jr. and Veronica M. Cox Janet B. Kelty
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Jeffrey A. and Julee Kay Sherman Ronald L. and Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer J. B. and Dori Thomas Waggoner James K. and Kathryn Y. Wallace Ralph Lee Jr. and Delores Bland Woodward
Stage Hands Up to $99.99
Charles M. and Betty Adams R. Frederick and Barbara Miller Alexander Barbara L. Anderson
Robert C. and Donna M. Baker Philip E. and Martha B. Baylor F. Jerry and G. Ruth Dorman Benner Keith Broadus Donald B. and Carlene Cullimore Richard K. and Theresa M. Davis Amy E. Drtina Frank Robert Flaspohler Mark A. and Susan Friemonth Freese Nina Gooch Larry and Patsy G. Harrington
Stewart and Pam Hess Huttsell J. Keith and Marjorie A. Keeling Roger R. and Linda O. Lembke Joan McMillan Donna J. Merrell James M. and Marsha Miller Todd D. Oberlin Jerry and Elaina Priddy Kent W. and Becki Propst Charles D. and Lou Thompson Eldon Delmar and Christel Hosse Wahlers
Friends of the Swinney Conservatory of Music The N. Louise Wright Society $1,000 and up
Commercial Trust Company Jay and Kelly Jacobs Missouri Arts Council Ruth Higginbotham Nickerson Malcolm B. and Mary Oliver E. Boone Schlanker Jr. Scott Ward Alan H. Yount
Conductor’s Circle $500 - $999.99
Janet R. Evans Janet L. Jacobs Bedford F. and Kathryn Detring Knipschild
Palen Music Center Lathem A. and Nicole D. Parrish Scott Eva L. Hensley Steger Wells Fargo Community Support
Sustaining Friends $100 - $499.99
J. Bruce and Janet Gift Addison Butch Antal Marilyn Berrier Birbeck Sally Scott Blackburn Jack and Mary June Birbeck Bush Jerry D. Byrd Paul L. and Eleanor Rudd Calvert
Glenn A. Jr. and Veronica M. Cox Allen S. and Shirley Crites Delta Kappa Gamma Mary E. Sanderson Dolan M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond Meredeth Drummond-Cox Fayette Area Community Trust Pansyetta Glaser Fleener Carolyn Cates Fonteyn Friendship Christian Church William A. Heyde III William S. and Martha Rogers Holman Marianne E. and David Inman Alice L. Freese Kennedy David T. and Kathy McCutcheon Lawson
Carl O. and Catherine Hampton Lester Hannah Joy Lilienkamp Brock M. and Nancy D. Lutz Mary Groce Merrifield Aaron Thomas Mepham and Carolyn B. Shepard Money John D. Perkins Robert B. and Donna T. Puyear Robert A. Rackley Chris and Theresa Rohlfing David Schlapbach Shirley Schroeder Schutte Keith E. Shostrom B. G. Sides and Susan Marner-Sides Theodore L. and Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde
Keith Herbert and Sally Watkins Vinyard
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Phil and Martha Baylor (left) join Ted ’70 and Ruth Cheffey Spayde ’70 in welcoming fall at the Homecoming festivities on October 13 on the Courthouse Square in downtown Fayette.
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$1,000 or more Roland Eugene and Donna J. Saxton Banaka Donald M. and Linda J. Claycomb Coil Construction Inc. Jay and Kelly Jacobs Joe Machens Ford Paul W. King Ralph E. Knowles Jr. Charles J. and Joyce Eickmeyer Owens Ray’s Construction LLC Francis E. and Melody A. Reardon Donald G. Spalding Jr. † and Sondra Sercu Spalding Mick A. and Jennifer C. Rathke Spaulding Stamina Products Inc.
$500 - $999.99 Barbara A. Bartee Colin C. Brown Charlie Brown and Co. Insurance CMU Football Camp James W. Devine O. Dean and C. Joanne Mershon Ehlers Terry L. and Elaine Eversmeyer Henderson Janet L. Jacobs Johnny Mac’s Sporting Goods Bradley Alan McCarty St. Andrew’s UMC, De Soto Dale and Karen Tapp J. B. and Dori Thomas Waggoner Merlin Jane Uphaus Weber Darrell R. and Monica Widhalm
$250 - $499.99 AAA AT&T Foundation Micheal Robert Allen Kenneth C. and Ardith Haley Anderson John F. and Sherri L. Beard Walt J. Belcher Richard and Ruth Ann Conrow Dennis Charles Cox Glenn A. Jr. and Veronica M. Cox Joe and Cindy Dedovesh Emery Sapp and Sons Inc. La Crosse Lumber Company Mark and Lorri Lieberman James M. and Elisabeth Holman Luetjen Mark C. and Victoria L. Robb Scarce Skills LLC Jeffrey A. and Julee Kay Sherman Show-Me State Games W. Randall Washburn
Patrick and Jami Wenzel Donald and Kathy Wilmsmeyer
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Lettermen Club $100 - $249.99
Action Electric Inc. Allen and Kerrie Amos Richard John and Peggy Lee Moser Armentrout Asbestos Removal Services John Richard and Kimberly Wiswall Bailey Paul David and Julie Marie Bibb Bailey Bank of Louisiana Barber Shop Boys LLC Russell and Dianne Blume Bob McCosh Chevrolet Boone County National Bank Jeffrey Wayne and Tara Nall Brackman Clark and Holly Bredehoeft Nathan Frank and Brenda Ann Breland Nelson Andrew Bryant Bulte Company Dennis and Gail Bundren Capital Sand Company Timothy Joseph and Katie Rebecca Chitwood Christensen Construction Company Citizens Community Bank Clean Car Auto Rental Columbia Glass and Mirror Inc. Commercial Trust Company Courthouse Bed and Breakfast Travis Nathaniel Day Mark K. and Katherine A. Davis Dempsey Dixon Family Practice Robert H. and Mary Gaines Easterday William and Phyllis Faulks David Joseph Flaspohler David G. and Jana M. Harral Fox Michael A. Frederick Gateway Building and Restoration John W. Gawason Monte and Kim Gladden Shawn A. Gott Gale and Carolyn Hairston Kim L. Harlow John D. Harris Spencer Clay Hedgepeth William S. and Martha Rogers Holman Ted House Marianne E. and David Inman Intensive Hair Isle of Capri Casino William H. Jacobs Joseph Thomas and Sondra L. Lynch Jarnegan Victoria Janee Vahle Jenne Gary F. Jones KWRT AM LaMonte Community Bank
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Law Offices of Paul W. King LLC Robert W. Leech Lions Club of King City Brock M. and Nancy D. Lutz Maggie’s Bar and Grill Alan Grant and Candy M. Moser Marshall Don and Sherry McCarty Craig Eugene and Michelle Rene Baker McCoy Thomas and Deborah Mesmer Mid-City Lumber Company Ronald G. and Susan L. Hardy Mills Missouri Cotton Exchange Clifford E. Jr. and Patty Mohn William R. Jr. and Karen Jean Morrow Stephanie L. Mullins James and Selynda Grover Noland Vicki Norris Darryl W. and Ellen Ackley Pannier Prosser Carpet Service Quest Diagnostics Clinton Coleman and Lisa Lene Ray Roberta W. Richey Rolla Key Sport Shop Inc. Anton and Alison Ruehl Michael A. Scardina Schmidt Farm Supply Keith E. Shostrom Snoddy’s Store Ted C. Snodgrass Sprague Excavating Co. Inc.
James George Stamos State Farm Insurance Diane K. Steele Dan Stockman Farrel Wesley and Julie Taylor Larry Thorp Tri-County Trust Company Walker-Winter Insurance Tom R. and Elizabeth Wallace Jay Webster and Roberta Carson Elwood G. and Helen Templeton Wells Gary D. and Adrianne A. Workman
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Tracey Robertson Auer William Eugene Borchardt Bryan Thomas Brune David W. and Carol Platt Butler Jena Church Charles Andy and Dawn Corporon Dewey and Susan Crepeau Richard K. and Theresa M. Davis Thomas and Kathy DeMartin John Daniel Ferrier Joe Wayne Forrest Raymond and Janet Friem Martin Henry II and Erin Briana Paulsmeyer Gerloff Sara Michele Weiss
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Grunberger Kevin Hampson Anne Marie Cole Hays Lloyd Henry Jr. Mark and Elizabeth A. Taulbee Hodgson Lee and Sara Howerton McCall D. Kenney Sheryl Huecker Luster Carlos D. McCullough Vernon Meckfessel Harry D. and Leslie Mendenhall Donna J. Merrell Kenneth and Jeanne Messina Rodney Miller Nordyne Inc. Darren and Sara Jane Schroeder Pannier Patrick M. Powers Sr. Kent W. and Becki Propst Howell B. and Kathy Lynn Rice Joseph P. III and Karen L. McAllister Rice Jeffrey Thomas and Loran A. Ichord Richardson Bryce Edward and Megan Curley Roark Steve and Joy Sobelman Gilman H. and Kathleen Stroupe Salum James Stutzer and Jennifer Lester-Stutzer Elnora E. Tucker Theodore L. Vail Timothy Lance Walley Sherry A. Wells
In Memoriam The following gifts were made in loving memory of alumni, colleagues, and friends.
Elmon J. ’33 and Margaret Estes
Charles S. Cardwell ’13
Keith King Anderson ’27
Charles J. and Ge Juan B. Cardwell
Marilyn Berrier Birbeck Fredrick L. and Emily Kreisler Paul A. Lebeck
John Mitchell Anderson ’60 Paul A. Lebeck
Ronald Preston Anson Butch Antal
Lawrence Donald Ashby ’42 The Aaron Galleries
Cheryl Bartholomew Tori Bartholomew Waggoner
Robert E. Bregant ’53
Robert H. Hodge † and Anna Mae Besgrove Hodge
E. Jack Estes
Mary Lee George Forderhase
Richard K. and Theresa M. Davis
Barbara Schuldt Heikoff Alan H. Yount
Joseph Scott Garrett Jr.
Ted C. Snodgrass
Nick Ghnouly ’51
Ralph L. Clark ’77
Roland Eugene and Donna J. Saxton Banaka
Mr. and Mrs. D. U. Groce
Jane Bartee Holdman ’53
Thomas Campbell Chick ’52 Robert H. Hodge † and Anna Mae Besgrove Hodge
David Allen and Cynthia Spaugh Henderson Marianne E. and David Inman
Merrill Elmer Gaddis Marilyn Gaddis Rose
Nina Marie Garrett ’03
Wanda Groce Theriac
Barbara A. Bartee
Barbara Williams Hahne ’61
Keith E. House ’49
John E. Davis
Marilyn Berrier Birbeck
Betty E. Denneny
Mary Lou Brown ’36
Marianne E. and David Inman
Martin C. Harral ’81
David P. and Ruth Ann Nasby
Katherine England Derque ’40
Duane L. Hartley ’56
Elwood G. and Helen Templeton Wells
Marilyn I. Kelly Corwin ’59 C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten
Dennis W. Dallman ’69 Alan H. Yount
C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten Robert L. Hahne Marianne E. and David Inman
Marvin Clayton ’39 and Mary J. Hamilton Patricia A. Hamilton
Richard R. Davis ’62
James T. Harper ’42 Dorothy Nell Wilson Hungate
Jo Ann Harral
Paul A. Lebeck
Caroline E. Funk
Charles L. Clark
James M. Donnelly
Shirlee Jo Jackson Hehmann ’57
Richard B. Byrd ’50 Don and Lois Bender Sharon A. Brewczynski Kathleen P. Dent Family Doug and Nancy Edwards Craig and Lori J. Finley Jeff L. Johnson Susan Lienhard Kay Obermann Karen K. Powers
Robert H. Hodge ’42 Richard K. and Theresa M. Davis Joseph E. Geist Patsy Schnell Green Marianne E. and David Inman Janet L. Jacobs Jay and Kelly Jacobs Joseph F. and Ruth Jacobs Virginia Lloyd Monroe Stephanie L. Mullins N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Catherine J. Thogmorton Thomas L. Yancey
James C. Clatworthy ’59
William E. Borchardt
Richard K. and Theresa M. Davis Dorothy Nell Wilson Hungate Jan Kliethermes Kirk and Kelly Mescher Ruth Higginbotham Nickerson
Joseph E. Geist
Joe E. and Jane Ash Belew Nancy Bolin Gordon and Katherine F. Butler D. V. Claiborne Ann W. Nadler Louis and Johanna Rademann James A. and Patricia T. Schell Donald G. Spalding Jr. † and Sondra Sercu Spalding Deneal J. Sullivan Harriet Lee Waldo Susan E. Zweig
Norman F. Burmont ’60
Norma Schlicht Shelbina High School Class of 1947
Joseph E. Geist Thomas L. Yancey
Donald G. Spalding Jr. † and Sondra Sercu Spalding
Robert Paul Drummond Donald L. and Mary D. Lenger Armitage M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond Meredeth Drummond-Cox
Wilbur H. Ehrich Paul T. Klemme
Lawrence D. and Kate Hern L. Kyle and Marie R. Hern
Andrew J. Higgins ’43 Ashley Angle Lesley Angle Lynne Angle
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Sally Scott Blackburn Fred F. Fuller Mary Lu Graves
Patricia Morrow Johnson ’69 Gingy Lebold
Ruth Basye Johnson Earl E. Johnson and Douglas Ward
Nancy Thompson Jones Kansas City Lyric Opera Alums Aaron Thomas Mepham and Carolyn B. Shepard Money
Russell Ransom Jones ’53 Barbara L. Anderson Michael Allen and Mary E. Douglas Bancroft Larry Lee and Janet Marie Roussin Bennett Carla S. Curtsinger Ron and Sandra Freeman Joseph E. Geist William S. and Martha Rogers Holman Marianne E. and David Inman Bruce and Deborah Intveld J. Keith and Marjorie A. Keeling Robert and Phyllis Miller Jerry and Charlotte Westhues Niemeier
Honor Roll David and Lesley Oswald James and Catherine Page Robert A. Rackley Harriet Purvis Ryman Ronald L. and Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer Theodore L. and Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Catherine J. Thogmorton Barbara A. Vestal Thomas L. Yancey
Glenn R. Joyce ’61 Americans for Middle East Understanding Santimay and Sunanda Basu Susan Bayley C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten Nathan Brogden Scott and Tere Brun Wesley Leroy and Beverly Brun Richard and Christine Fernsler Dana Greene Irving and Ellen Haber J. D. and Anne Huba Richard F. Hubbard Marianne E. and David Inman Anne Raine Joyce Carol A. Joyce Bill and Judith Klink Martin and Barbara Lampe Carl O. and Catherine Hampton Lester Melinda Raine Garland and Peggy Lee Russell Steven Slinker Alicia Bonicelli Sosman Louise Joyce Starr Susanne Wellenhofer Frank C. and Carol O. Young
Paul Evan Kennedy ’79 Alice L. Freese Kennedy
Sidney J. Kimbell ’41 James M. and Kay Kimbell
Sarah M. Johnson Kinsley ’69 Earl E. Johnson and Douglas Ward
George Lynn Krause ’18 Robert and Jane Krause Paine
Jenny French LaMore ’58 Robert J. LaMore
Oliver Philip Lampkin ’32 Linda Lampkin
Ellwood S. Madden
Robert E. Montgomery
Lil Haden Nicholl
Donald W. and Barbara Madden Wright
Barbara L. Anderson Anonymous (2) Tom and Karen Boss Wanda Carr Anita Davis Wally J. and Kimberly Michalle Eaton Dana R. and Margaret Thompson Elliott Herman Fortman Joseph E. Geist Vickie Gerken Constance Bolger Hayes Christie Hoskisson Mary Hrdina Marianne E. and David Inman Antoinette Jackmon Dale Linhart Carl and Octavia McQuitty Michael Montgomery Bambi Morton Stephanie L. Mullins Dennis and Debra Lynn Shirley Nation Jerry and Charlotte Westhues Niemeier Mark C. and Victoria L. Robb Suzy Sanders M. Dale and Penny Pihana Shaw Jeffrey A. and Julee Kay Sherman Theodore L. and Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Salum James Stutzer and Jennifer Lester-Stutzer Daytha Frink Trimble Mary Turner Janice Watts Derry Allen Wiswall Thomas L. Yancey
R. Frederick and Barbara Miller Alexander Elizabeth Brown Terry and Nina Furstenau Joseph E. Geist Marianne E. and David Inman Douglas S. and Jo Anne Miller Virginia Lloyd Monroe Miles V. Plzak Chris and Theresa Rohlfing Kitty Schewe Kenneth E. and Carol V. Staten Thomas L. Yancey
Robert K. Mordt ’54
Beverly J. Clinkenbeard Darren and Sara Jane Schroeder Pannier Patrick M. Powers Sr.
Verna Glorianna “Sugar” Tooley McKee Donald R. Cummings Jeffrey A. and Julee Kay Sherman
Jeannine Lee McLaughlin Leslie C. McLaughlin
James Moad Paul A. Lebeck
Paul A. Montemurro ’58 Dan E. and Patricia Nemitz Adkison Evelyn Locke Archer Larry Lee and Janet Marie Roussin Bennett David L. Caputo John M. Jr. and Jacqueline Allred Cheary Susan W. Galloway Coldwell Margaret Coon Collogan J. Rick and Brenda D. Wright Cowart Mary E. Sanderson Dolan Ronald Lee and Virginia McCoy Frede Jon Larkin Giddens Lawrence Goff John C. and Patricia Dinwiddie Hamlin Jeffrey N. and Linda K. Hogenmiller Janet L. Jacobs John M. Johnson Marlin James and Trudy K. Kinman Gingy Lebold Thomas Jay Lima Genie Murphy E. Thomas Jr. and Connie Heimsch Orear F. Dan and Linda E. Frazee Page John B. and Sharon K. Tally Renick Mary Kaye Breeden Rogers Elizabeth Ann Magee Rooks Thomas Edwin Schneider Theodore L. and Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Alan and Joy Ownbey Strickler Kenneth D. Tebow John M. Vanderford Samuel Lee and Pamela Sue Schowengerdt White Bonnie Jean Wickers James E. and Molly Anne Oberlin Williamson
Lois Nadine Turner Mordt
Bessie C. Krahenbuhl Morrow ’44 Gingy Lebold
Russell C. Nix ’29 Frederick C. Nix
Darla M. Pannier ’92 Alfred F. and Mary Pannier
Sidney W. Peacocke ’57 Nancie Peacocke Fadeley
Thomas A. and Lora M. Perry Patricia Trotter Brawner Laura E. Perry Massie Charles L. Perry Robert T. and Carolyn Summers Perry
Todd Steven Phillips ’91 Spencer Clay Hedgepeth
Nick and Freda Pyle David P. and Ruth Ann Nasby
Jonathan R. Radtke ’90
E. E. ’15 and Maude ’14 Rich
Berry E. ’37 and Florence Puckett ’37 Morton
Margaret Rich Cook
Berry E. Morton II John H. and Audrey A. Morton Paul E. Morton William P. Morton Lucinda Morton Williams
Jack R. and Dawn Harbison
Dane William Nelson ’08 Tim and Ellen Nelson
Philip M. Niblack Judy Shannon
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Norma Sandrock Julia Jenner Savina ’38 Jean Savina
Paul W. Schlapbach ’53 Kerrie Adams Sara J. Chaney Marie Finnigan Jack R. and Dawn Harbison Janet Headley Marianne E. and David Inman
Sarah J. Kilgore Loyola University Maryland Honors Program Dianna M. Lyons Ronald Pearl Thomas Pegram and Patricia Ingram PEO Chapter O of Ballwin Grace A. Poland Robert B. and Donna T. Puyear Javier Robles Ned Balbo and Jane Satterfield Scott Scheirman David Schlapbach Allan and Esther Sheppard Western Union Company Western Union Foundation
Joseph C. Schulte Jr. ’40 Atalie Lebedeff James and Elizabeth Meador
George Will Shirley ’44 Jerry C. and Janet M. Beeler Glenn R. and Donna J. Frieling Eileen Hampton William L. and June Holman Monta Montgomery Norma J. Wood
Nancy Hodge Shy Jack and Terri Bonar James and Judy Chronister Vicki J. Cole Emily A. Greene Bonnie J. House Judith R. Jensen Russell and Nancy Mehl Larry and Kristen Schmitz Steven and Dorcas Scott Michael and Winnie Sneed Jodi S. Wiley
Donald G. Spalding Jr. ’56 Alan and Betty Anderson David P. and Emily G. Atkins Randall D. and Cathy Barron Joe E. and Jane Ash Belew Eli and Joanna Berger C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten Benjamin M. Bishop Harry R. and Shirley A. Brady Richard S. and Barbara Burcham Brumitt Dean and Carol Lowe Burgess James D. and Kristen E. Chalfant Jeffrey A. Chaney and Family Clare Chapman Jim, James and Judi Chippendale Harry O. and Mary G. Cole Terry and Shirley Coleman
Edward and Dixie Cook Coronado Investment Syndicate Robert E. and Becky Courtney Richard K. and Theresa M. Davis Robert Eugene and Billie June Tumy Devine Phillip F. Dressel Joy Drewel Norman E. and Ruth Crowe Drissell Thomas F. and Mary Eggleston Nancy Ellis Tim and Marty Farrell Virginia Fleming Mary W. Harms Franey Friends at Innisbrook Golf Resort R. Andrew and Kathryn Frost Herbert and Beverly Goldfarb Mike and Kathy Good Debbie Grace Maurice B. and Edna Mae Graham Robert C. and Helen L. Graham William and Shirley Graham Graybar Electric Company David Green Albert Owen and Helen Virginia Held Griese Elbert and Mona Lou Basye Haenssler Duane and Kit Hagen Paul H. and Carol M. Hatfield Ronald E. Henges Donald L. and Alice S. Henson Gary Henson Rolla Edward Herbert Jr. † and Beverly Olson Herbert Kathleen Higgins John and Nancy Hillhouse Jeffrey N. and Linda K. Hogenmiller Marianne E. and David Inman Tom and Ruth Iversen Timothy Jackman Janet L. Jacobs Jay and Kelly Jacobs Anne Kaucher Frank E. Jr. and Shirlee J. Moffat Kirby Katherine G. Klingler Klinker Klub of St. Louis Kris and Lynn Kosup Donald E. Lasater Joseph Lauber Ellen F. Lawlor Daniel J. and Patricia S. Leary Anne L. Levino Georgia B. Linneman Lindsay and the Linneman Family Wesley and Rosemary Lomax Douglas and Christine Lonnstrom Marilyn Simon Lord George A. and Dorothy Gould Luther
Brock M. and Nancy D. Lutz David J. Maher Thomas F. and Margaret L. Maher Fred and Julee Mayer Martha Burton Mayfield Patrick and Tina McWard Richard A. and Deborah McWard Donna J. Merrell Rob Merriman Robert and Pixie Messey Joan K. Miller Shirley Miller James A. and Ruth E. Nepute Robert E. and Ruth Niemeier Paul K. Orsay Frederick Ostrowski Robert T. and Carolyn Summers Perry Robert B. and Donna T. Puyear Jerry E. Ritter John S. and Jody Ross Foundation John W. Rowe William M. Jr. and Martha L. Rowe Joseph and Helen Sandza Bill and Molly Sasser Marjorie L. Schattgen Kevyn Schroeder Scott Radiological Group Inc. N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Jeffrey A. and Julee Kay Sherman Ray and Loretta Smith Sondra Sercu Spalding Pamela Sprowls Robert and Betty Sprowls Ellen W. Svenson J. Allen Thiel Clarence M. and Janet S. Turley Jack and Joan Van Pelt J. Nick and Cheryl Verde David and Barbara Victor J. B. and Dori Thomas Waggoner The Waterman Family Bill and Marcia Werremeyer Leonard and Cheryl White Bob and Bobbie Williams Harriet Williams Justin Williamson Brandi Wilson David and Joyce Wineinger Jeff and Carole Wohlford Robert and Jean Wunderlich Keith W. Young and Terrence J. Coan
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Helen G. Puckett Thogmorton ’43 J. Bruce and Janet Gift Addison
James P. Thogmorton ’43 J. Bruce and Janet Gift Addison Rebecca M. Emrich
Janice Thompson Anonymous Richard K. and Theresa M. Davis Marianne E. and David Inman Stephanie L. Mullins Myrl Vossler
William Lyons Weber ’50 St. Andrew’s UMC, De Soto Merlin Jane Uphaus Weber
Jeffrey Kendall Wilcox ’92 H. Kendall and E. Kathleen Wilcox
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Jack Pearson Zitzman ’60 Joe and Sally McKinney
In Honor The following gifts were given in honor of alumni, colleagues, and friends. Virginia Wood Bergsten ’59 David P. and Emilie G. Atkins C. Fred Bergsten Robert E. and Becky Courtney Glenn A. Jr. and Veronica M. Cox Nancy Ellis Joseph E. Geist Robert L. Hahne Jeffrey N. and Linda K. Hogenmiller Janet L. Jacobs Jay and Kelly Jacobs Paul W. King Stephanie L. Mullins Robert T. and Carolyn Summers Perry Robert B. and Donna T. Puyear Robert A. Rackley Elmer E. and Diana L. Vaughn Revelle N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Thomas L. Yancey
Rachel Shea Carter Brock M. and Nancy D. Lutz
John M. Cheary Jr. ’70 Stephanie L. Mullins
Sharon S. Cravens and Fresh Ideas Staff C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten
Norman E. ’51 and Ruth Crowe ’53 Drissell Albert R. and Margaret E. Davis Hamra
M. Rebecca Enochs Kyle Eugene and Kellie Piesbergen Platz
John D. Finley Mary L. Owen
Mark A. ’76 and Susan Friemonth ’76 Freese Stephanie L. Mullins
Joseph E. Geist Eva M. Allen Charles T. and Arlene Ashby Jerry and Joanne Berneche Elizabeth Brown
Anton and Alison Ruehl
Anna Mae Besgrove Hodge ’44
David P. ’63 and Arlene M. Schinke
Jack and Terri Bonar James and Judy Chronister Vicki J. Cole Emily A. Greene Bonnie J. House Judith R. Jensen Russell and Nancy Mehl Stephanie L. Mullins Larry and Kristen Schmitz Steven and Dorcas Scott Michael and Winnie Sneed Jodi S. Wiley
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Calendar of Events January
7: Alumni Gathering, Innisbrook, Fla. 14: Classes Begin 17: Third Thursday Gatherings, KC & STL 20: Pinnacle Brass, Recital Hall 24: Alumni Reception at MMEA, Lake of the Ozarks 27-May 12: A Dream Denied: A Retrospective of the Works of Cornelia Kuemmel (1863-1938), The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art 29: State Fair Community College Gathering, Sedalia
5: Junior Recital: Dane Johnson, Baritone and Aubrey Taylor, Mezzo-Soprano, Recital Hall 7: Faculty Recital: Melissa Baughman & D.J. Jordan, Recital Hall 11: Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota American Music Recital, Linn Memorial 14: Vinlanda Duo (Dr. Jennifer & Dr. Jorge Mu単iz), Recital Hall 18: Third Thursday Gatherings, KC & STL 19: Guest Recital: Dr. Paula Patterson, Recital Hall 21: Junior Recital: Brittany Losh, Soprano, Recital Hall 23: Jazz Band Concert, Student Center 25-28: Rumors, Little Theatre Production 28: Band Concert, Student Center 29: Vocal Master Class (Dr. Patterson), Recital Hall 30: Church Street Boys and Jazz Choir Concert, Recital Hall
February 1: Senior Recital: Ali Maples, Soprano & Michael Utlaut, Saxophone, Recital Hall 10: Senior Recital: Lara Bendall, Trombone & Sara Glynn, Clarinet, Recital Hall 13: Woodwind Invitational 14-16: Opera Workshop Scenes, Recital Hall 21: Third Thursday Gatherings, KC & STL 22: Special Recital: Lakyn Baker, Trumpet & Donald Heaton, Bassoon, Recital Hall 23: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, STL 24: Senior Recital: Hannah Utlaut, Soprano, Recital Hall 28: A Far Country, Little Theatre Production
May 4: Alumni Awards Celebration 5: Choir Concert, Linn Memorial Fine Arts Celebration, Classic Hall 11: Commencement, Fayette 18: Commencement, Park Hills
1: Music Festival 1-3: A Far Country, Little Theatre Production 3: Choir Concert, Linn Memorial 7: High School Vocal Workshop, Classic Hall 7-12: Band Tour 9-17: Spring Break 18: Faculty Recital: Susan Quigley-Duggan, Recital Hall 21: Third Thursday Gatherings, KC & STL 24: Band Concert, Student Center
22: Alumni Band 23: CMU @ the Zoo, St. Louis
July 19: Luetjen Golf Tournament, Boonville 30: Commencement, Union
Back cover: Central Methodist University remembers American Veterans in a wreath-laying ceremony on Nov. 9 in honor of Veterans Day the following Monday. Photo by Jessica Travlos 86
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Phonathon Comes Calling! The friendly voices on the other end of the Phonathon line were these students. Phonathon raises money used for student scholarships. In photo, from left, Row 1: Shelby Miller, Julie Ramiso, Jackie Hoffman, Molly Ripperger, Moneshia Clayborn; Row 2: Ricky Massana, Ashley Novak, Samantha Jones, Sarah White, Brittany Webb, and Stephen “Doc” Surrell; Row 3: Caryn Jackson, Director of Annual Giving Matt Vander Vennet, Angela Weicken, Ashley Nyakundi, Katie Stewart, and Sean Tobeler. Not pictured are Jennifer Garrett, Sergio Garcia-Nino, Amy Meyers, and Toni Weatherford.
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