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REMEMBERING DEAN T


To Alumni and Friends of Central Methodist University: The spirit on campus this fall is fantastic! We celebrate once again a CLAS enrollment in Fayette of more than 1,000…1,051, to be exact…20 more than last fall. An increase in student retention, combined with the aggressive and effective efforts of our admission office in recruiting new students, contributed to this significant result. Energy abounds for a whole range of reasons, among which is the excellent performance of our fall sports teams…in particular football, which in mid-October was ranked #20 in the NAIA!!! CGES numbers continue to rise as well, and we find ourselves frequently asked to provide learning opportunities in communities that are seeking to expand their educational offerings. Homecoming was an especially joyful time, with the 50th anniversary festivities of the Class of 1959 most noteworthy. The extended weekend began with our annual Gaddis Lecture, delivered by 1966 alumnus Clyde Lear, and carried on with a presentation on the global economic situation by Class of 1961 alumnus Dr. C. Fred Bergsten. The dedication of the Mabee Athletic Facility on Saturday of that weekend represented the culmination of the projects undertaken through the Campaign for Eagle Athletics. Special receptions and dinners and meetings… and a football victory!...made those early October days a time of rejoicing over the beauty of friendships made on this campus and fulfilled over a lifetime. In late October we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our extended studies programming. In 1989 we began our partnership with Mineral Area College in Park Hills, which now boasts regularly more than 400 students annually and is nearing 2,000 total graduates. So many schools, businesses, and other organizations in that part of our state can credit their growth and development to the CMU alumni in the region. We are proud still to be considered by the Missouri Department of Higher Education the “pioneer” in the public-private partnership model of higher education. That initiative has grown now to seven community college partnerships, along with arrangements forged with businesses, schools, and social service organizations. As we hear regularly, “Wherever there is a need for education, Central Methodist is there.” We are glad to have been able to extend our mission to a statewide audience.

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Over the summer two of our science faculty members, Dr. James Gordon and Dr. Larry Peery, conducted, along with alumnus and trustee J.B. Waggoner of Inovatia Laboratories here in Fayette, four workshops for 104 middle school science teachers. These were located in Chillicothe, Fayette, Desloge, and Poplar Bluff and were funded by Congressionally-directed resources enabled by our U.S. Representative Sam Graves. During this upcoming year contact with the teacher participants will be continued through mentoring and consulting services. These faculty members have been engaged in similar activities, supported through a number of public and private sources, for more than a decade and thus have influenced science teaching throughout Missouri. A sad note, of course, is the loss of our beloved Dean T in July. He will always be remembered and revered by countless numbers of students as he guided and led and helped shape their lives. I am constantly inspired by the deep love for this special institution that I observe and hear about from so many alumni, and it is hard to imagine that anyone could have loved Central more than Dean T did. He simply WAS Central Methodist University. We rejoice in his life and in all that he has meant to so many. His presence among us was a shining light that will live with us always. Thank you for the many ways that you demonstrate your love for Central Methodist University. As a result of your thoughtful and gracious contributions to Central, our students are assisted in financing their CMU education, academic and student development programming is enhanced, and campus improvements are part of our daily lives. Please do return to campus whenever you can so that you can stay in close personal touch with all that is happening here. Go Eagles, and Go Central!

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President’s Message................................2

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Homecoming Week ................................ 5 Saying Goodbye to Dean T .....................15 Campus News .....................................18 An American Girl ................................ 22 20 Years with Mineral Area   .................25

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METS Program................................... 28 Fine Arts Awards................................ 30 Athletics. ........................................ .... 35 Board of Trustees News ....................... 42

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Cultural Insert  ....................................44 Alumni Activities................................ 46 Former President Joe Howell Dies......... 48 Alumni News  . .................................... 49 Share the CMU Experience....................57 40th Anniversary of Moon Landing........58

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2008-09 Honor Roll  .............................62 UMC-CMU Recruiting........................ 81

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Senior Administration Dr. Marianne E. Inman, President Dr. Rita Gulstad, Vice President and Dean of the University Richard Davis, Interim Vice President for Campus Life, Dean of Students, and Director of Athletics Julee Sherman, Vice President for Finance and  Administration Theresa M. Davis, Vice President for Advancement Chad Gaines, Vice President for Information Services On the cover: A Homecoming tradition, Beta Mu members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia unite to sing under the clock tower. Photo by Cathy Thogmorton

Talon Editorial Staff and Contact Information Don Cullimore, Executive Editor 660-248-6238 dcullimo@centralmethodist.edu Cathy Thogmorton, Editor and Graphic Designer 660-248-6391 cthogmor@centralmethodist.edu Tracy Crowe Jones, Director of Alumni Relations 660-248-6234 tjones@centralmethodist.edu Jenny Martin Anspach Graphic and Web Designer 660-248-6629 jmartin@centralmethodist

Technology at CMU Jenny Martin Anspach Stedman 308 is finished! The new computer lab in Stedman Hall was available for classes this fall and is constantly in use. The room contains 20 student work stations plus an instructor station. It’s a great space! I know I’ve previously mentioned that you can find Central in several places on the web including: Facebook: www.facebook.com/centralmethodist or www.facebook.com/cmathletics YouTube: www.youtube.com/ centralmethodist Twitter: www.twitter.com/cmuniv or www.twitter.com/cmueagles Now we also have a company page on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/companies/central-methodist-university), so stop by if you have a profile. All of our social media tools allow us to communicate with lots of people in lots of different ways. We are on the forefront of social media implementation and we love it! If you haven’t checked our Facebook page out (www.facebook. com/centralmethodist) take a minute to do so. We started posting a “Photo of the Day” in July and it’s been great fun to see what everyone has to say. Some days the photo is a view of campus and other days we dig up photos from old Ragouts; needless to say a great time is had by all! As always make sure to visit CMU’s own social networking site, the CMU Eagle Connection, to catch up with old friends, see pictures from events, read class notes, and lots of other things!

Kelcey Zutavern Sports Information Director 660-248-6358 kzutaver@centralmethodist.edu Jessica Travlos Student Assistant Stedman 308 computer lab

Central Methodist University prepares students to make a difference in the world by emphasizing academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility. – Mission Statement

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Homecoming 2009 Smiles were seen all over campus during Homecoming activities Oct. 1-4, 2009. Record numbers of alumni came back to Central for the traditional Homecoming events as well as special reunion events for 10 Central classes. Major events included the Merrill E. Gaddis Memorial Lecture presented by Clyde Lear '66 on Thursday; a special Friday Forum by Dr. C. Fred Bergsten '61; a very successful All-Class Social hour at Rosewood on Friday evening; the Dedication of the new Mabee Athletic Facility on Saturday along with the usual Homecoming parade, tailgate, football game and half-time show. Several athletic teams held special alumni games throughout the weekend, giving alumni athletes a chance to show their skills. Several reunion classes held special events throughout the weekend, and current sororities and fraternities held gatherings for their alumni. The class of 1984 gathered together twice during the weekend, the class of 1964 gathered after the football game downtown, and the class of 1959 held several special events to celebrate their 50th reunion. On Sunday, the A Cappella Choir participated in worship and asked alumni to join in singing the traditional "Beautiful Savior." It was a great weekend to be a Central Eagle!

Alumnus Clyde Lear delivers Gaddis Lecture The world of traditional news media and advertising is going through rapid and dramatic changes driven by advances in communications technology that have broad cultural and societal implications, Central Methodist University alumnus and communications expert Clyde G. Lear told a large audience at CMU Oct. 10. More than 120 CMU students, staff and faculty and Fayette-area citizens attended the presentation and engaged Lear in a question and answer session at the end. Lear, who was delivering the 2009 Merrill E. Gaddis Memorial Lecture at CMU, said there were three major things occurring in the news and information business today: that emerging technology favors “narrowcasting” as opposed to traditional broadcasting; that narrowcasting is redefining who can participate in the editorial process; and that advertisers – “long the financial backbone of traditional media” – are finding other ways to reach their audience. (Narrowcasting has traditionally been understood as the dissemination of information to a narrow audience, not to the general public.) Lear posed the question of how to compare usage today of traditional media with new media and went on to note that he had done a survey of 100 college students

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to learn how they followed the news of entertainer Michael Jackson's death. “The number one choice was their computer,” he noted, and added that this was followed by word-ofmouth from friends, then network and cable television, followed by radio and cell phone. “Dead last was newspapers, so the new media was the far-andaway winner among CMU students surveyed,” Lear noted. Lear added that he was curious to see how these survey results would compare to an older demographic, so he also surveyed 100 adults, expecting the new media to get trounced by traditional media. “Boy, was I wrong!” he exclaimed. He said he found that adult patterns were exactly the same on the Jackson story, that, a quarter of 100 adults surveyed “never read a

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newspaper and 44 percent seldom do.” “People's media habits are different today [from] 10 or 25 years ago,” he said. “Habits have changed but not by age groups. All prefer new media over traditional media.” He said that people are increasingly getting their news and information from the Internet, from cell phones, and from friends communicating by e-mail. He added that this portends an ongoing transformation in how people are receiving news, information, and advertising. “Its sort of like the current economic crisis—it’s a winnowing out; it’s an adjustment,” Lear said and went on to note how he managed his own company, Learfield Communications, as it grew. “I've always invested in programming instead of media outlets,” he added. “Think of it as software as opposed to hardware. If you're producing programming or entertainment that people want, then there will be media to carry it.” Lear also discussed how new forms of digital communications and media usage were affecting the economics of traditional newspaper and broadcast advertising and how they were affecting the traditional delivery of news by print and TV and radio broadcasting. The lecture concluded with an emphasis on the values that guide our lives and the importance of rendering service to others.

Photos, clockwise from top: Grand Marshals Clyde and Sue (Weaver) Lear, both class of 1966; Randy Dysart and Ray Banning '64 at the All-Class Social Hour; President Marianne Inman and Professor Mark Kelty performing a staged reading at the 1959 Talent Show; the Delta float; and Susan Maier '78 all bundled up at the parade

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Happy 50th Class of 1959! The class of 1959 assembled during Homecoming to celebrate their 50th reunion. More than 45 members of the class returned to spend time with their former classmates. Friday evening class members and selected others presented a special Talent Show, which was a success. During their class meeting Saturday all members of the class received CMU sweatshirts and special memory books. They also drew names to name their annual scholarships and chose their new fund-raising project, Classic Hall. The class was also chosen by the Alumni Board of Directors as this year’s Alumni Heroes and were honored during half-time of the football game. Saturday evening there was a private reception and dinner hosted by Dr. C. Fred ’61 and Jenny (Wood) ’59 Bergsten, in the Student and Community Center. Photos below: the Class of ’59 were this year’s Alumni Board heroes; (from left) Donald Wright, Phyllis (Waller) Morgenthaler, and Celia Utlaut Drake visited at the reception.

Class of 1959 Hall of Sponsors The Class of 1959 has established its 10th and 11th Hall of Sponsors Scholarship. As in the past, class members and friends make donations to their scholarship fund. For each $100 contributed, the donor’s name is added to the drawing to decide for whom the scholarship will be named. This year, Jenny Wood Bergsten issued a challenge in late May. She asked her classmates to consider raising their gift. Jenny agreed to match each class member’s raise. As a result of this challenge, the Class of ’59 raised $50,000, enough for two Hall of Sponsors Scholarships. Last year, Dr. Fred “Bud” Thornton’s name was drawn. He drew out the first name this year: Sam Yankee. Sam then drew out the second name, Alice Jo Harper Jackson. These two winners receive the honor of naming these two new scholarships. Bottom left: (left-right) Marilee Barry, John Barry, Gene Biermann, and Doris Biermann enjoy the class dinner hosted by Jenny and Fred Bergsten.

Right: Dick MacKay, Alyce (Koch) Schneible, and Robert Wilhite look at photos from their era, which were used as centerpieces.

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C. Fred Bergsten presents Friday Forum Dr. C. Fred Bergsten, a Distinguished Alumnus of Central Methodist University and one of the leading economists in the world, returned to campus to present a major lecture during Homecoming week as part of the University's Friday Forum series. The title of Bergsten’s presentation was “The Global Economic Crisis and the Obama Administration.” The lecture was presented at noon Friday, Oct. 2, in Stedman Hall Room 200.

Bergsten has been director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the only U.S. research institution devoted to global economic issues, since he created it in 1981. The Institute has a staff of about 50. Its team of senior economists is widely regarded as the best in the world and it has been called "the most influential think tank on the planet." Bergsten is often interviewed on such programs as the Lehrer Report on PBS Television and other national media reporting on international economic issues. He also testifies frequently before Congress.

Alumni gather at Rosewood The All-Class Social Hour held Friday evening at Rosewood is a growing tradition during Homecoming weekend. This year more than 130 alumni gathered for a casual social hour at Emmet's Banquet Room. Alumni reconnected and swapped memories of their time at Central. The Alumni Board of Directors took this opportunity to honor one of Central's most well-known alumni and Central's former Dean, Jim Thogmorton ’43, who passed away earlier this year. His daughter, Cathy Thogmorton ’71, was present to receive the board's resolution.

Photos, clockwise from top: Cathy Thogmorton ’71 and Jim Steele ’64; Chris Keefer ’66, Annette (Howell) Anderson ’68 and Jan (Gift) Addison ’67; Robin (Bage) Till ’59 and Bennie Till ’60.

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Homecoming day Homecoming day is always packed with things to do and places to go. Student banners, painted windows, and parade floats reflected this year’s theme of “CMU Goes Hollywood.” Grand Marshals of the Homecoming Parade were Clyde and Sue (Weaver) Lear, members of the CMU Class of 1966. Clyde Lear is founder, president and CEO of Learfield Communications in Jefferson City and presented the 2009 Gaddis Lecture. The parade comprised several CMU student organization floats, the CMU Marching Band, the Fayette High School Marching Band, the Boy Scouts, and several other Fayette organizations. During the weekend, alumni also had the opportunity to participate in alumni athletic events in basketball, baseball, and softball. Central won the Homecoming game in front of a huge crowd, routing William Jewell 42-3. The king and queen were crowned during half-time, and the CMU band was given a standing ovation.

Photos, clockwise from top: Queen Natalie Rolph and King Otonye Jack; fans at the football game; CMU marching band half-time show; Mark Robinson Jr. runs the ball during the football game; the Moker float.

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Mabee Athletic Facility The dedication of the recently completed Mabee Athletic Facility was held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Marianne Inman, CMU president, and Glenn Cox ’51, chair of the Board of Trustees, cut the ribbon to officially open Central’s newest athletic facility. The Mabee Athletic Facility is named for the Mabee Foundation, which offered a challenge grant during the Campaign for Eagle Athletics. The facility houses a 3,500square-foot weight room, two meeting rooms, laundry facilities, and athletic offices.

Photos, clockwise from top: Marianne Inman and Glenn Cox during the dedication of the Mabee Athletic Facility; Alumni baseball game; Alumni play defense during the basketball scrimmage; CMU Marching Eagles during the parade; the Adair Weight Room in the Mabee Athletic Facility

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Homecoming Class Photos

Class of 1959

Front row L-R: Jenny (Wood) Bergsten, Wanda (Melton) Wilson, Margaret (Woodward) Drakesmith, Celia (Utlaut) Drake, Jack Estes, John Barry, Helen (Proctor) Lomangino, Lenny Lomangino, Judy (Kapp ) McGuire, Joanne (Potter) Hall, Richard Moreland; Second row L-R: Jim Slutz, Jane (Amrhein) Barton, Phyllis (Waller) Morgenthaler, Arlen Liberty, Sam Cleveland; Third row L-R: Andy Crisler, Elaine Bridwell-Kidwell, Jo (Harper) Jackson, Joyce (Cooper) Campbell, Sam Yankee, Dick Mackay, Robin (Bage) Till; Fourth row L-R: Fran (Lauritson) Nelson, Kay (Fothergill) Jenkins, Beth (Hammond) Gooch, Ethel (Schneider) Blaise, David Stewart, Fred Thornton, Don Wright; Back row L-R: Dean Whitworth, Fred Hilgeman, Patty (Phillips) Hilgeman, Alyce (Koch) Schneible, John Overfelt, Rodge Adams, Ron Gulley, Jerry Cantlon, Darrell Meyer, Bob Wilhite, Gene Biermann, Ralph Hollis. Those in attendance, but not pictured: Marlene (Marcum) Cantlon, Jim Clatworthy, Ron Higgins, Marilyn (Coulter) Wickman

Class of 1964

Front Row L-R: Doris (Porter) Bante Stephenson, John Foster; Second row L-R: James Diggs, Robert Cochran; Third row L-R: Braxton Rethwisch, Ray Banning, Iva (Alcorn) Banning; Back row: Jim Steele

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Homecoming Class Photos Class of 1969

Front row L-R: Rose Fulton, Ginger (Steele) Gutshall, Marlene (Cooper) Van Horn, Keith Birkes, Phillip Neimeyer; Second row L-R: Becky Emrich, Larry Tucker, Suzanne (Bruening) Forim, Janet (Roussin) Bennett; Third row L-R: Kathy (Purvis) Tankersley, Linda (Roche) Nagle, Mike Walsh, Lena Stanely, Beth (Kershaw) Maxey; Fourth row L-R: Tom Nagle, Jim Liner; Fifth row L-R: Frank Sandy, Augie Eckhardt, C.E. Mohn, Joe Bill Whisler, Don Brashears; Sixth row L-R: Charles Harlow, Ron Johnson, Bob Babel; Back row L-R: Bob Hedgepeth, Bruce Garrett

Class of 1974

Front row L-R: Eva Allen, Kathleen McCoy; Second row L-R: Mona (Fisher) Nichols, Yvonne (Brown) Byrne; Third row L-R: Kathy (McCutcheon) Lawson, Tom Hensley, John Humphreys, Tena (French) Humphreys; Fourth row L-R: David Lawson, John Craig, Gene Rauscher, John Bell; Back row L-R: Dan Brooks, Leonard McClain, Don Gruenewald, Don Pesek

Class of 1979

Front row L-R: Jo Ellen (Ming) Shroyer, Cindy (Gullett) Reed, Gale (DeGuire) Auble, Amy (Lamb) Dysart; Second row L-R: Tom Arnold, Jan Gindra; Third row L-R: Kaye (Carson) Harrelson, William Trefts V, Paul Klemme, Tom Cotton; Fourth row L-R: Lisa (Brown) Marsh, Dick Marsh, Dave Goodwin; Back row L-R: David Henderson, Dave Harbison

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Class of 1984

Front row L-R: Jennifer (Thornton) Graves, Rob Caldwell; Second row L-R: Kara Zimmerman-Sabo, Bill Sheehan; Third row L-R: Bonita TriplettHoehne, Janell (Thompson) Dimond, Michael Anderson; Fourth row L-R: Ted Shemwell, Terry Hoehne, Craig Hobbs; Fifth row L-R: Brad Muiller, Nina Gooch, Susan (Rampy) Stegeman; Back row L-R: Bill Denman, Kevin Monckton, Mark Conarroe

Class of 1989

Front row L-R: Anna Stockman, Lisa (Frazier) Duncan, Debbie (Telgemeier) Dodge; Second row L-R: Tim Madsen, Shawna (Quinn) Frazier; Back row L-R: Bob Wolfe, Jeff Arrigo, Donn Harrison

Class of 1994

Front row L-R: Susan (Norman) Worstell, Tracy (Crowe) Jones; Second row L-R: Len Barry, Steve Jones, Third row L-R: Tim Knarr, Joe Haffner

Class of 1999

Front row L-R: Brandy (Espenschied) Lembke, Kelly (Johnson) Ogle; Back row L-R: Lori (Williams) Graves, John Oberlin, Cody Rader, Nicole (Long) Rader

Class of 2004

First row L-R: Amy (Barbero) Townley, Laura (Koepke) Lentz; Back row L-R: Julie Borts, Leslie (Thomas) Boss, Susan (Heffner) Boss

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Remembering Dean T

by Cathy Thogmorton, editor and daughter

“Dean T.” You smiled at the name, didn’t you? He had that effect on people. For parts of eight decades, James Pleasant Thogmorton touched the lives of Central students, alumni, and other friends. As President Marianne Inman said, “Jim Thogmorton WAS Central Methodist University. To my knowledge, no one has served Central longer or with greater distinction.” When he passed away on July 17, 2009, he (along with his other half, Helen, who died March 2) left a wonderful legacy and a void that can never be filled. He was a gentle, loving soul who will be missed by everyone whom he influenced. My sister, Louann, and I were blessed with him as our father.

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“Jim” was born July 10, 1921, in Farmington, Mo., to C.P. and Bettie Lou Murrey Thogmorton. He and his older sister, Catherine, were members of the “questionably elite” group known as PK’s (Preacher’s Kids). As such, he spent his childhood moving throughout eastern Missouri. His summers were frequently spent at Arcadia of the Hills, a Methodist youth camp in southeast Missouri. After graduating from high school in Charleston, Mo., in 1939, Jim attended Central College Helen and Jim, sweethearts for life (now CMU). He has contritely pointed out that he was not a scholar; however, his influence was felt even then when he served as the president of the student body. In 1943, Jim graduated from Central with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and the love of his life, Helen Puckett, on his arm. They married on March 23, 1944, in Miami, Fla., and spent 65 amazing years together. In the fall of 1943, Jim received his naval commission from Midshipman School at Notre Dame University. During much of the war, he served as ensign on a minesweeper protecting the New York City harbor, earning the rank of Lt. (JG.). In July of 1945, as he was headed to Japan for the invasion, VJ-Day was announced. He continued on to Japan as part of an effort to secure and clean up.

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A full family of four: Jim, Cathy, Louann, and Helen

Following the war, Jim and Helen moved to Denver, Colo., where he earned a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Denver in 1951. Their two daughters, Louann and Cathy, were born while there, thus catapulting him to the station of “Dad.” In the summer of 1951 the family moved to Warrensburg, Mo., where Dad became assistant professor of sociology and psychology and director of Diemer Hall (a men’s dormitory) at Central Missouri State College (now UCM).

Dad/Grandy

“Dad was always a sweet compassionate man,” Louann points out. “When he became angry, it was like a two-yearold trying to walk in his dad’s shoes…a bad fit. He was awkward and uncomfortable with those emotions.” He had great empathy for others and preferred to talk issues out, making everyone feel better in the process.

The family at Jami’s wedding in 2003 (left-right) Row 1: Helen, Jim, and Cathy Thogmorton; Row 2: Rob, Jami, Louann, and Bob Shaner

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Consequently, whenever we did wrong, we felt keenly that we had disappointed him, something none of us liked to feel. Being in education, our family was not wealthy, but we took every opportunity to express our love for each other. Christmas was a very special time in our family. Mom saw Christmas through the eyes of a child; thus, decorations, music, and magic filled the house. There were always gifts aplenty, but the price was unimportant. Louann recalls, “Dad, in particular, would become embarrassed by the number of gifts we gave him. Finally, in exasperation he would mutter, ‘You really should not have done this.’ However, upon opening the gift, he would smile and with eyes gleaming would finish, ‘But I’m so glad you did!’” Mom and Dad eventually had two grandchildren, Jami and Rob (on whom they doted), and they became “Grammy” and “Grandy.” Grandy professed to be completely uncreative, but that was not always the case. For example, Louann remembers, “Both children enjoyed the game that asked what a particular animal would say. So, for instance, what does the dog say? Bow Wow! What does the cat say? Meow! Grandy decided to challenge the known list of animal voices by asking what the turtle says. Kids and parents all looked quizzically at one another. Grandy opened and closed his mouth silently, as does the turtle. Thereafter, Jami and Rob loved to tell all their friends how smart Grandy was because he taught them what the turtle says.” Grandy was a lifelong learner, a questioner—of people and ideas, an armchair explorer, and a traveler when possible. As we were growing up, we camped so Mom and Dad could take us to explore the country. He passed this love of knowledge and experience on to his children and grandchildren. As Jami and Rob grew, they loved spending time at Grammy and Grandy’s house. There were always exciting things to do. “They loved walking to the Central football field at night,” Louann says. “Standing in the middle of the field, Grandy would point out the Milky Way and the many identifiable constellations that were visible. In August and in November they would thrill at the meteor showers that could be seen, guided by him as we had been, to expand our worlds by looking up.”

Dean T In 1955, when Jim Thogmorton became the director of McMurry Hall and dean of men at his alma mater, Central College, he got his most famous moniker, “Dean T.” He became dean of students in 1959, a position he held for 23 years. He then served as dean of alumni affairs until 1991, when he retired as Dean Emeritus. Dean T’s people skills, compassion, and kindness were valued by all who knew him. Stories abound of Dean T supporting students in difficult situations—breaking up

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fights, averting ill-conceived ideas before they became catastrophies, serving as a liaison between students and administration. He was known to take students to the hospital when they needed treatment, to bail the occasional student out of jail, and to store Max Nickerson’s snake medicine At Homecoming 2004, Dean T and Helen were in the refrigGrand Marshals for CMU’s Sesquicentennial. erator. Dean T and Helen became everyone’s “parents,” counselors, friends. Like a parent, Dean T also could be found maintaining order at all hours, in the dorms and out on campus, even down at the favored McMillan’s. I remember spending many evenings terrified when he drove out into the countryside to break up a “road party,” fearing that he would not come safely home. But he always did. As a disciplinarian, he created a unique atmosphere that frequently caused the accused to blurt out a full confession. He was known to suffer more from any penalties he had to mete out than the students who received them. A man who would not be hurried, he placed his priority on people, rather than on time. Like he had with his children, he discussed, counseled, and listened to all sides of student issues. Perhaps one of his greatest gifts to students was the ability to call them by name, to make a personal connection with each one. “He was keenly aware that many students would come to this school and feel lonely, lost and scared,” says his good friend, the Rev. Ron Page. “He knew that if someone, especially an administrator of the college, knew them by name and a little about them, it just might be the thing that would keep them going. That is why he took the time to take home pictures of every member of the freshman class, write their name, their major, and the high school they had attended on the back. Then he would go over and over and over them until he memorized every one. That was not some special gift or uncanny ability he had to remember names and stuff about those hundreds and hundreds of students. It was because he knew it was important

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to each one of them to be known.” President Marianne Inman agrees. “Jim’s passion for Central and everything about it is probably unequaled,” she observes. “He and Helen simply knew and loved everyone. If ever a question arose about the whereabouts of a particular alum or an alum’s family history, to include spouse and children, we always turned to Jim…who in a Hanging out with Becky Emrich ’69 at a recent Homecoming, Dean T was thrice could recite the always a “chick magnet.” person’s entire background and could even identify the student’s residence hall room number, along with the roommate and home town! How many times in our alumni and advancement offices have we said, ‘Call the Thogmortons; they’ll know.’ And they always did.” Nearly everyone seems to have a story of Dean T to share. One of my favorites was shared by President Inman at Dad’s funeral: “An incident that I have heard alumni recite has to do with Dean T’s best hat…and its downfall. It seems that, after the Thogmorton family had moved out of the McMurry Hall residence director’s apartment into their own home, there was some unrest brewing on the campus and Dean T was called and asked to come to campus immediately. Just as he approached the front door of McMurry, someone on an upper floor dumped a huge vat of water out the window…and right onto Dean T and his best hat! Obviously, the best hat was no more. Some two years later, at graduation in 1962, an honors graduate [who went on to become a successful medical doctor in Oklahoma] stepped briefly out of the procession to give Dean T an envelope. Inside was a lengthy poem titled “Ode to the Dean’s Best Hat”…along with a check for $5 with which he was supposed to buy a new hat! And so the hat and its fate came full circle.” When they finally retired from Central in 1991, Dean T and Helen were honored by the Central Alumni Association with a retirement cruise. They had never been on a cruise before and were a little nervous. However, they approached it with their indomitable spirit of curiosity, exploration, and humor, and they had a wonderful experience. In 1992 the family (Louann and Bob Shaner, Jami, Rob, and myself) gave them another retirement trip, this time to England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Neither had been to Europe before, although they had dreamed

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of going. I had the honor of escorting them. At first they couldn’t imagine what we would do for a whole month in the British Isles, but the longer we visited, the more they wanted to explore and learn. Needless to say, they made many new friends there (whose names they continued to remember for many years) and did not want to come home at the end of a month. Dean T was honored multiple times by his alma mater. In 1975 he was awarded the CMU Distinguished Alumni Award. In 1991 both he and Helen were given the CMU College Service Award. He was invited to deliver the prestigious Merril E. Gaddis Lecture in 1994, and in 1996 CMU awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree. He and Helen were also honored by the Class of 1959 with a Hall of Sponsors Scholarship.

Man about town Another facet of Dad’s life was his community activity. He was involved in life, so he was involved in organizations concerned with Fayette life. As members of Linn Memorial UMC, he and Mom sang in the church choir for many years. (They had both sung in A Cappella Choir under Dean Luther T. Spayde while in college.) Dad also participated in the joint United Methodist Friends in Action (UMFIA) with St. Paul UMC members (they picked up a lot of trash on Highway 5) and in the United Methodist Men. He provided the token liberal perspective in a Bible study group! Ecumenical in practice, he struggled all his life with the concept of religion. He finally decided God is within each of us and how we interact with all others is how we embody God’s love. Dad was a longtime supporter of the African-American Juneteenth celebration and one of the few white faces at the committee meetings planning it. Three years ago he was honored to be a grand marshal of the Juneteenth Parade. He belonged to Round Table for many years, studying new subjects in order to present interesting programs when it became his turn. He also belonged to Rotary, Fayette Area Heritage

A meeting of UMFIA brought together people of St. Paul UMC and Linn Memorial UMC : (from left) Gloria Broadus Stemmons, Helen, Ron Page, Ann Fisher, Bill Fisher, Lea Tindall, Barbara Davis, Kay Page, and Dean T.

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granddaughter, Jami Mataya (Jim) of Chicago, Ill.; and grandson, Rob Shaner, of Turners Falls, Mass. Also surviving are nephews Jim (Pam) Achuff and Dick (Joan) Achuff and their offspring; niece Susie Myers and her offspring; sister-in-law Florence Morton, her five children and their offspring. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen, on March 2 of this year. Also predeceasing him were his parents, C.P. and Bettie Lou Thogmorton; his sister, Catherine Stetson; his sister-in-law, Sue Koch; and his beloved son-in-law, Bob Shaner. “For Central Methodist University, Jim Thogmorton will always be immortal,” says President Inman. “[He] has served Central to a greater degree than most people could even imagine. He has been called ‘the quintessential dean.’ We are all deeply grateful for his life and for his devotion to the values and ideals that shape our University.” Helen and Jim in 2004 as they prepared for their 60th wedding anniversary Perhaps Rev. Page said best what many of us Association, and the Fayette Armstrong Betterment feel, “Dean T was a friend, a mentor, an example, and an Group, serving on the boards of each. He supported the inspiration for many--but for me in particular. Thanks, Ministerial Alliance and the Food Pantry and for many Dean T, and well done – very, very well done – good and years delivered Meals on Wheels. Dad believed in leaving faithful servant.” the world a better place than he found it. Dad smiled and greeted everyone when he went to Jim Thogmorton. Dad. Grandy. Dean T. He met evtown. He would stop and ask how each person was – and eryone with an open heart, a warm handshake, and a big he truly cared about the answer. He was an innocent flirt smile. We will remember that, even as we miss him. And and tease with the ladies, and they all loved him for it. we, too, will smile. Everywhere I went with Mom and Dad, we ran into people they knew—in an airport, at a restaurant, across the country. Remarkably, together they still could pull anyone’s Remembrances are suggested to Central Methodist University, Advancement Department, 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, name out of thin air. Dad never fully understood the impact he had on people. Shortly before his death, he said ruefully to me that Mom was a musician and an artist, that she made beautiful things, and that he couldn’t do any of that. “All I ever did was listen,” he said sadly. “Yes,” I smiled, “and what a rare talent that is!” He made people more beautiful, I think, by letting them see they were important and worthwhile. He had a wonderful moment of insight, though, before he passed, when he received hundreds of emails and cards from friends and former students, perhaps from you. Many of them began, “You probably won’t remember me, but….” Of course, he remembered them! He would tell me where this person was from and what that person was doing. I read every single card and email aloud to him, and he finally accepted that all these people loved him deeply for who he was and who he had helped them to become. Dean T remains much loved and leaves as his legacy a legion of former students who became lifelong friends. In addition to the larger family of all of those who knew and loved him, he is survived by daughters Cathy Thogmorton of Fayette, Mo., and Louann Shaner of Hilton Head, S.C.;

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MO 65248. Stories of Dean T are still being requested. You may send them to Tracy Crowe Jones at tjones@centralmethodist.edu or to Cathy Thogmorton at cthogmor@centralmethodist.edu. Editor’s Note: I wish to thank everyone who helped with this article—sister Louann Shaner, President Marianne Inman, Rev. Ron Page, niece Jami Shaner Mataya, Jim Steele, and Rosemarie Adams.

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James C. Denneny, Jr., Career Development Center: building bridges to the future by Linda Lorenz, Director

Reality 101 – speed networking for communication majors

This year the CMU Communication Studies Department and the James C. Denneny, Jr., Career Development Center co-sponsored the third annual Reality 101. On Sept. 29, 12 professionals in the field of communication provided a glimpse of the “real world” to interested students. The event pairs professionals with a rotating group of two to three students every ten minutes, allowing the students to learn about different career options while networking with individuals in various communication careers. This year more than 25 students talked to prominent members of the field including: Debra Angstead ’87 communications director with the Missouri National Education

and was followed by a luncheon for all participants in the Bergsten Dining Hall.

Education majors get ready for the job search

On Sept. 10, education majors had the opportunity to conduct mock interviews with two superintendents and one principal. The new superintendent from the Fayette School District, Jim Judd; Glasgow’s superintendent, Mike Reynolds ’90; and Harrisburg High School principal, Lesa Rapert, interviewed upcoming December graduates, giving them pointers and advice to prepare them for their job search. Students rated the event a 4.96 on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the highest). The Department of Professional Education has requested the event be repeated in the Spring to assist education majors graduating in May.

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Students talk with Lisa Stevens (right) from KOMU-TV at the “Reality 101” seminar.

Association; Carrie Berkbuegler, marketing consultant/ sales representative with Zimmer Radio Group; Gerry Blaise and Lisa Stevens, both account managers at KOMU Channel 8; Kristein King, vice president of marketing at Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories (ABC Labs); Matt LaCasse, director of public relations for Pure Marketing and Media; Bob Priddy, news director for the Missourinet at Learfield Communications; Jim Steele ’64, owner/ publisher/editor for Wood Creek Media; Lauren Miller, associate relationship manager at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions; Allie Schomaker, marketing representative for Socket; Callina Wood, assistant editor for Missouri Life; and Norm Benedict, co-owner of Norman-Robert Communications. The event was well received by students 18

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The James C. Denneny, Jr., Career Development Center teamed with the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science to offer a new event, “The Next Step: Professional School Admissions Panel.” Held in the evening in the Jacobs Conference Center, more than 20 students and professors listened to specific details involving admissions to professional schools. Cathy Seay, admissions advisor for the University of Missouri in the Veterinary Medicine Program was joined by Alison Martin, coordinator of recruitment and career advising for MU’s School of Medicine; John Cottrell, director of minority and special programs at UMKC, School of Dentistry; and Tracy Grindstaff, admission representative for Cleveland Chiropractic College. Students had the opportunity to ask specific questions while hearing the details of the admission process and how to prepare an application packet that will present the candidate well. The Career Development Center also held several events to further prepare students for graduate and professional schools after CMU. These events included: “Science Seminar: Applying to Graduate/Professional School” on Oct. 8; “Now What? Graduate School Panel” on Oct. 14, sponsored by the Humanities Department; and “Kaplan Test Prep Presents: Graduate Entrance Exam Tips” on Oct. 26, designed to assist students in preparing for the GRE, MCAT, GMAT, DAT, and LSAT. Students also had the opportunity to take practice tests. If you would like to assist the James C. Denney, Jr., Career Development Center or participate in an event for students, please contact Linda Lorenz at career@centralmethodist.edu.

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Davis accepts interim vice president position Veteran educator and school administrator Richard K. (Dick) Davis of Mendon, Mo., has been appointed interim vice president for campus life at Central Methodist University. Davis, who retired in 2008 as superintendent of the Harrisburg R-VIII School District and is currently working part time as an instructor and coach with Keytesville High School, has nearly 40 years of experience as an educator, administrator, and coach with Missouri public schools and a private college.

Davis has served as superintendent of three Missouri public school districts--Harrisburg R-VIII, Howard County R-II in Glasgow, and Canton R-V School District. He also served as principal of Highland High School in Ewing and as assistant principal of Bishop Hogan High School in Kansas City. Prior to that, he served as a physical education teacher and coach at Bishop Hogan High School, Milan High School, and Breckenridge High School. From 1979 to 1984, Davis served as an assistant professor of physical education, head basketball

and baseball coach, and chair of the Physical Education Department at Missouri Valley College. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education and business education from Missouri Valley College and a master’s degree in health and physical education from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State). He also completed his education specialist degree at Northeast Missouri State University and post-graduate studies in education administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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As an interim vice president, he replaces Vice President for Campus Life Kenneth Oliver, who accepted a position with Texas A & M University in Kingsville. Davis began his new duties Sept. 28. He will oversee the Office of Student Development, enrollment management and the university’s intercollegiate athletics program. “Dick Davis’ extensive educational administrative background and formal education prepare him well for the multiple roles for which this position has responsibility,” President Marianne Inman observes. “We are pleased that he has accepted this important position and will be joining my senior staff.”

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Band day rolls into Fayette, a sure sign of autumn Left, Keith Ruether’s Lebanon High School Band performs during the street competition. The band took the Sweepstakes Trophy later in the day. Ruether is a 1986 CMU graduate.

The annual Band Day, hosted by the Swinney Conservatory, took place on Oct. 10. Thirty-two schools came to the event, bringing together around 1,500 high school students, to compete in field show, street band, drum line, and color guard. The band with the best drum major was also honored, as well as the band with the best overall score in the competition. Lebanon High School Band, directed by 1986 alumnus Keith Ruether, won the Sweepstakes Trophy for the overall competition. Lebanon, a Class 5 school, took first in the street competition, first in the field competition, and outstanding honors for both color guard and drum major. Nine other bands directed by CMU alumni competed at Band Day, five of which also received awards in the various competition areas. For Class 1 schools, Glasgow, directed by Kelsy Whitacre ’08, took first in street competition, first in field competition, and received honors for an outstanding color guard. Bunceton, directed by Rebecca Campbell ’07, took second in the street competition. In Class 2, Fayette, directed by Josh Myers ’02, took first in both street and field competitions. Gallatin, directed by Gene Edwards ’88, took second in street competition and first in indoor drum line. Santa Fe, directed by Shawn Thompson ’08, also competed. For Class 3 schools, 20

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Hallsville, directed by J West ’00, took fourth in street competition. Dixon, directed by Lori Pyatt ’93 and Crystal City, directed by Sara Malan ’08, also competed.

In the larger class 4 schools, Fulton, directed by Chuck Moore ’91, took second in street competition, first in field competition, first in indoor drum line, and honors for an outstanding color guard. In addition to Sweepstakes Trophy winner Lebanon in Class 5 schools, Waynesville, directed by Jim Stockmann ’93, took second in street and field competitions and first in indoor drum line. The annual Band Day was started more than 40 years ago and continues to be a great success of Central Methodist University. This year’s Band Day was under the direction of Skip Vandelicht ’77, CMU director of bands, and run by students of Swinney Conservatory of Music.

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Four students honored during convocation

Theatre’s first show

Four major student awards were presented Aug. 26 during Opening Convocation ceremonies for the fall semester at Central Methodist University. Mahaletwork Yeshitela Assefa, a sophomore majoring in biology, received the Demaree Prize. She is an international student from Ethiopia. The Demaree Prize is awarded to the freshman student having highest scholastic average. Assefa maintained the highest possible grade point average, 4.0. Zebadiah Thomas Wallace, a sophomore with an undeclared major, received the Kim Everett Memorial Award for Outstanding Freshman Male. The Kim Everett Memorial Award is presented annually to a male student who demonstrates a genuine concern for CMU, diverse involvement on the campus, leadership, active concern for fellow students, and academic scholarship. Kim Everett was president of the Central Methodist freshman class of 1972-73. An athlete, a musician, and a campus leader, Everett was killed in a lightning-related accident at the beginning of his sophomore year. Aimee Marie Aukshun, a sophomore majoring in biology, received the Tau Kappa Epsilon Award for Outstanding Freshman Female. The Tau Kappa Epsilon Award (formerly the Delta Sigma Psi Award) is pre-

The CMU Little Theatre opened its season with the comedy “Charley’s Aunt” on Oct. 8-11. The farce by Brandon Thomas was first performed in England in 1892 and quickly became a favorite on both sides of the ocean. In the story line, Jack and Charley have both fallen desperately in love with Kitty and Amy but are too shy to tell them. They invite the young ladies to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil, providing a perfectly chaperoned chance to declare their intentions to the girls.When it appears the aunt will not be arriving, they draft their male buddy into donning a black satin skirt, bloomers and wig. As “Charley’s Aunt,” this charming frump is introduced to the ladies, to Jack’s father and to Stephen Spettigue, Amy’s guardian. When the real aunt turns up, classic comic confusion ensues. The play was produced in association with Earl ‘61 and Sunny Bates. Key roles in the play performed by CMU students were Jack: Donnie Howell; Charley: Josh Kirby; Babbs: Clint Verner; Brassett: Jordan Brennan; Colonel Chesney: Daniel Primm; Spettigue: Darrell Bailey; Kitty: Shamika Pegue; Amy: Candra Galiley; Ela: Molly Blackford; and Donna Lucia: Kelsey Jeffries. CMU assistant professor of theatre and director of The Little Theatre Mark Kelty directed the play and adjunct professor of theatre Chuck Thompson was technical director.

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sented annually to a female student in good academic standing who exemplifies dedication, involvement, and commitment to the mission and goals of CMU. Melissa Nicole Williams, a sophomore with a double major in English and communications, was awarded the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Leadership Award. The ODK Leadership Award is presented annually to an outstanding student who demonstrates campus leadership. Recipients are nominated by the faculty, and selected by the ODK members.

Family Weekend CMU held its annual Family Weekend Sept. 19-21. Students and approximately 500 family members took part in various activities put on by the faculty and CMU clubs and organizations. Weekend activities included the Fine Arts Celebration (see pp. 30-31), science demonstrations, literature reading, Sunday worship, and activities sponsored by the International Student Group. The families also enjoyed time spent in the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art and several CMU athletic events that weekend.

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Above, the International Student Group shared food from their various countries at the CMU Family Weekend. Right, in a scene from Charley’s Aunt, Jack (Donnie Howell) and Charley (Josh Kirby) remind their friend Babbs (Clint Verner) why he must pretend to be Charley’s aunt.

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An American girl in a Spanish world

by Lisa Scrivener

Editor’s note: Lisa is a junior Spanish major at CMU, a student of Dr. Mary Beth Frieden, professor of Spanish. Lisa studied in Spain this summer as part of her major curriculum with International Studies Abroad.

When I was a little girl, I use to sit inside the clothes rounds in department stores while my mother shopped. There, hidden from view, I use to listen to languages of the people shopping around me and mimicking their accents. Even at that young age, I knew I wanted to learn languages and visit the countries where the languages originated. This summer, I finally got the chance to live out that childhood dream. I chose Spain because I had never been to Europe; I chose Seville because it was the sister-city of Kansas City, where I grew up (figuring I wouldn’t miss home as much). I applied almost nine months before the trip, but the reality that I was actually going didn’t hit me until five days after finals, when I was saying good-bye to my family at the airport. I had never traveled anywhere major before without at least one family member, but there I was, getting on a plane to Spain—by myself. Normally, I love to fly; on this trip however, I was so nervous, it took half of my trans-Atlantic flight to relax. I ended up pulling a 36-hour day between the time change and the fear that I would miss one of my flights if I fell asleep. I landed in Madrid at 1 p.m. Spain time (6 a.m. CST). There I met the rest of the wearyeyed ISA group for a tour around Madrid. The tour was in Spanish—oh boy. I knew I was in Spain to learn to speak the language, but I had never experienced the extreme difficulty of being instantly immersed without any sleep or previous conversation class under my belt. Needless to say, I don’t remember much of that tour other than the pictures I brought home. All I remember was that the pillows in my hotel room were really soft. So began my orientation to Spain. For the first week of my stay in Spain, I visited three cities: Madrid, El Escorial, and Toledo. Madrid was beautiful, and the most similar to an American city (with the exception that everyone rode their motorcycles in business suits on the sidewalks). El Escorial was a castle-village with amazing architecture and really good food. Between El Escorial and Toledo, we stopped in one of my most favorite places in Spain—the hilltop of windmills that inspired Miguel de Cervantes to write the jousting scene in his book Don Quijote. However, of all the places that I would live in Spain, Toledo tops the list. A medieval town dominated by a massive cathedral, Toledo’s old castle walls and cobblestone streets left me feeling as if I had walked into a movie. Known for its swords and gold work, 22

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Toledo was also the birthplace of all the weapons created for the Lord of the Rings, replicas of which were hanging in just about every shop window. While in Toledo, I committed my first (of many) Spanish language blunders. My roommate Ashley, friend Silla, and I all decided to visit the giant cathedral in Toledo during our free time. While touring the awe-inspiring building, we wondered if there were any church services still being held there. Itching for a chance to practice my Spanish, I walked up to the guard on duty and proceeded to ask, “Do they still have church services here?”—so I thought. The man gave me a strange look and said something to the effect of “Yes, near the gift shop.” Finding his answer a little strange,

I went back to my roommate (who spoke much better Spanish than I did) and proceeded to tell her and Silla what I said and the guard’s reply. She and Silla both started laughing hysterically; instead of asking about mass, I had politely asked the guard if they still had church bathrooms. I wish I could say that was the only time that happened, but part of the fun of learning a new language was confusing the locals. And I confused a lot of locals in the six weeks I was there. Meeting my host family was one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking experiences of my whole trip. I was going to be living with the family for five weeks, speaking only Spanish and experiencing the Spanish way of life. My roommate and I, thankfully, were very lucky. Our family consisted of a host mom, Purificación (who is an amazing cook), and two brothers, José and Guié, whom we grew to love as our own family. Seville was gorgeous, and confusing. My roommate and I got lost so many times that I became a whiz at learning how to take directions from a Spaniard—go in the

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Campus news direction that they point until you come to a crossroad, and then ask another Spaniard where to go. About half the time, they would point us in the direction we just came from. However, I found that one of the best ways to find anything in Seville was to get lost! I wandered around for three hours looking for a Starbucks I had seen on a tour and found everything but the Starbucks. It was only afterward—once I was thoroughly lost and trying to find my way back home—that I found it. (Was it worth it? You bet!) Eventually, I took to running in the mornings, taking new paths everyday to figure out the spider-webbed streets. In a country full of chain-smokers, I stuck out like a sore thumb. At one point, I got asked if I was being chased; even my Spanish family found it hard to believe that I ran because I liked it. Classes were amazing, but also the hardest part of my whole trip. I took two classes while I was there: International Relations (in English) and Introduction to Spanish Literature (in Spanish). I have never been more confused in my life than the first two weeks of my literature class. My professor, Maria José, a native Spaniard, did not speak a word of English and had a thick Castilian accent. Just about every “s” sound was slurred and the last half of the word was left off. At one point, I found myself trying to translate her “th” sounds into “s” sounds to figure out the Spanish words she was using, and then trying to translate those words into English—all the while she kept talking. Needless to say, class was sometimes very frustrating. I could seriously empathize with the for-

eigners who come to the U.S., trying to learn the language through immersion. It is at times unbelievably hard, especially when you don’t notice immediate progress in your language skills. In fact, it wasn’t until I was sitting in the Madrid airport, waiting for the first of three flights home, that I realized just how much Spanish I had learned. I met a couple of guys from the Canary Islands at the McDonald’s in the airport and was able (for the first time) to hold a normal paced conversation. They made fun of my accent and asked me pressing questions such as “If you have so many tornadoes in the Midwest, why do you build your houses out of wood?” (I didn’t really know how to answer that one...) I had finally learned to speak Spanish, and I was ecstatic! Though I am grateful now to be back in the U.S. with its air conditioning, free Internet, and the ability to use my car, I do miss Spain. If ever get the chance to go back, I’ll go in a heartbeat. I am so grateful for all the people who made it possible for me to live my dream: Professor Frieden, ISA, the foreign language department, the Perry Study Abroad Scholarship, and (especially) my parents. Whereas I had the will to go, they all gave me the means and support to do so. The trip opened my eyes to new possibilities, gave me the gift of a second language, and inspired me to live out more of my dreams. Now I am looking into international business internships and graduate schools—any opportunity that will allow me to see and experience more of what I sampled this summer.

Left: Lisa Scrivener (right) and her roommate got to do a lot of sightseeing while in Spain. Right: Picturesque windmills in the Spanish countryside look much like they would have during the trials of Cervantes’ Don Quijote.

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Jacquin receives teacher award grade at South Point Elementary in the Washington (Mo.) School District, where she has taught for three years. In her philosophy of education, Jacquin writes that every child is entitled to an education that provides learning appropriate to the best of the student’s ability. Students, however, play a major role in their education; they must take responsibility for their own actions, both in academic performance and social behavior. Jacquin believes teachers must understand methods of motivation, find means of developing critical thinking, accomMichelle Jacquin and Dr. Burt Schulte, interim commissioner modate all learners, and of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary exhibit good communicaEducation tion skills. Michelle Jacquin’s Elementary and Secondary Education. Outstanding Beginning Teacher Jacquin attended East Central College Award honors her knowledge and from 2003 to 2005 and graduated from skills as a teacher and her great performance in the classroom, which she CMU- Union in 2007. The ceremony will be able to share with many years was held in Jefferson City where she of students to come. was one of 62 recipients. Jacquin currently teaches sixth Michelle Jacquin, a CMU-Union graduate, received the Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award on April 3, 2009. She received this honor from the Missouri Department of

Commencement at Union campus Dr. Christian David Linz, physician and orthopedic surgeon at the Patients First Health Center of Washington, Mo., delivered the commencement address to graduates of Central Methodist University-Union on Aug. 4. Commencement was held in the theatre of the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center on the East Central College campus in Union. This was the 15th annual commencement of CMU-Union students. Nearly 80 CMU-Union students were joined by nursing students from CMU’s RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis to receive their degrees in a variety of academic disciplines. CMU President Marianne E. Inman was present to confer degrees. Dr. Linz received his Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) medical degree from Des Moines UniversityOsteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, in 2003. He joined Patients First Health Care in July 2008 as an orthopedic surgeon and also serves the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center in Pacific, Mo., for inmates requiring acute and chronic Orthopedic care.

CMU to join SFCC in new Truman Educational Center in Clinton Central Methodist University will move its Clinton regional campus into new quarters next January along with State Fair Community College (SFCC), the host institution for CMU at three Missouri sites. Central Methodist and SFCC have cooperative programs leading to fouryear degrees in Sedalia, Clinton, and Lake of the Ozarks. CMU’s regional campuses are located on the SFCC campuses in all three locations. The new location in Clinton, to be known as the Truman Educational Center, is a 35,000-square-foot building that formerly served as a medical clinic and is being remodeled to accommodate SFCC and CMU on the 24

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main floor (21,000 square feet) and a business incubator operation under the direction of the Community Association of Regional Enterprises (CARE) in the walk-out basement (14,000 square feet). “Central Methodist University is delighted to be part of the expanding educational opportunities that will be afforded by development of the Truman Education Center in Clinton,” says Dr. Rita Gulstad, CMU’s vice president and academic dean. “We greatly value our current partnerships in education with State Fair Community College on their Sedalia and Lake of the Ozarks campuses. We look forward to working closely

with State Fair at the Clinton campus and providing their students and Clinton-area residents the opportunity to stay on the local State Fair campus while completing a four-year degree program from Central Methodist University.”

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CMU and MAC celebrate 20th anniversary of cooperative program Central Methodist University in Fayette and Mineral Area College (MAC) in Park Hills recently celebrated a milestone in higher education in the state of Missouri. It was the first of its kind – the establishment of a cooperative program between a private college and a public community college to offer expanded educational opportunities. It began in the fall of 1989 when the two institutions joined into a “2 Plus 2 Program” enabling community college students to pursue a four-year degree through CMU on the MAC campus in Park Hills. Faculty and staff of Central Methodist University and its Park Hills regional campus, along with faculty, staff and trustees of Mineral Area College and members of the Park Hills Chamber of Commerce, gathered at Mineral Area College on Oct. 27 to celebrate the 20th year of the CMU-MAC program. During the event, CMU President Marianne E. Above, MAC president, Inman and MAC President Steven Kurtz signed an Dr. Steven Kurtz, and CMU articulation agreement for the Associate of Applied president, Dr. Marianne Inman, sign an articulation agreement Science degree in Child Development. Central that will lead students to a Methodist will accept this two-year degree as part of bachelor’s degree in child its bachelor’s degree in child development. development on the MAC “Central Methodist University has been such a campus. Right, a celebratory cake marks the 20th great friend and partner to Mineral Area College,” anniversary. says Dr. Kurtz. “The collaboration has benefitted thousands of graduates these past 20 years, allowing them to expand their education closer to home. It’s Sam Mason, serves about 400 students each school year. helped create a more qualified and educated workClasses are taught during late afternoon and evening hours force, which in these economic times has never been to accommodate working students. With the graduation more crucial.” of the 2010 class in May, about 2,000 students will have “As our first partner in expanded campus prograduated from the program since its beginning. grams, Mineral Area College holds a place of special Over the years, the CMU-Park Hills curriculum has significance with Central Methodist University,” adds been expanded to include a number of four-year degree Dr. Inman. “Mineral Area has been a remarkable and programs and individual classes that also are open to enabling partner in our cooperative effort to offer area area residents. Fifteen majors are currently being ofresidents opportunities to expand their education in fered: Accounting, Business, Business Education, Child many fields. We value this relationship greatly, and we Development, Elementary Education, Early Childhood look forward to continuing our partnership with MAC Education, Special Education, Criminal Justice, Computer for many more years.” Science, General Studies, Mathematics, Nursing (RN to The original CMU-MAC “2 Plus 2 Program” BSN), Public Administration, Psychology and Sociology. started with about 50 students in the fall of 1989 and Two graduate programs – a master’s in education and a graduated its first class in 1991. It was spearheaded by master’s in clinical counseling – also are offered. Dr. Joe A. Howell, who served as president of Central In addition, Central Methodist University has regional Methodist College (now CMU) from 1977 until his campuses in Union, Poplar Bluff, Sedalia, Clinton, Lake of retirement in 1995, and Dr. Dixie A. Kohn, then presithe Ozarks, and Columbia and a dual credit program with dent of Mineral Area College. Today, the CMU-Park nearly 100 high schools throughout Missouri. Hills campus, under the direction of Regional Dean

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Record-breaking enrollment for second year Freshman project For the second year in a row, CMU has broken an enrollment record, with 1,051 students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at Fayette, a two percent increase over last year’s 1,031 students. These last two years have been the first in 40 years to break the enrollment record, thanks to effort made by the Central community and Admission staff. The number of students enrolled in the College of Graduate and Extended Studies (CGES) also has increased since last year and the Extended Studies program itself continues to expand. The Columbia site now offers increased individual classes and four-year degree programs. The regional campuses include Columbia, Sedalia, Clinton, Lake of the Ozarks, Union, Park Hills, and Poplar Bluff. With the seven regional campuses, a dual credit program at nearly 100

high schools, and additional extended studies sites, approximately 4,500 students are currently enrolled at CMU in both CLAS and CGES programs; 392 of those are new students at the main campus in Fayette.

Senior thesis award Student Mathew Silverberg presented his senior thesis at the Missouri Academy of Science Conference and took second place last spring. This marks the second award Silverberg has received for his senior thesis, “Social Bond Theory as a Predictor of College Student Binge Drinking.” (See Spring Talon 2009 for first award.) Dr. Elizabeth Gold, assistant professor of psychology, is his major professor.

The freshman class project was a CMU tradition for many years. One of the most recognizable projects is the C-Bench across from Cupples Hall, which was made possible by the class of 1959. However, this tradition was lost for many years until this year when Joy Flanders decided that it was time to bring it back. The class of 2013 successfully completed its class project just in time for homecoming. The letters CMU, made of rock and recycled tires, can now be seen of the hillside between T. Berry and the Student and Community Center.

Right, Joy Flanders (in orange) leads students in building the new CMU sign. (See pg. 5 for photo of finished product.)

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The annual Wicks Organ Bancroft, and CMU student Recital was held at the Linn Amanda Reed. Vocalists Memorial United Methodist included CMU’s profesChurch on September 27. sor of music and vocal Seven members of the Centralteacher, Dr. Susan QuigleyMissouri Chapter of the Duggan, as well as CMU American Guild of Organists students Lacey Eaton and performed music of several Khobic Johnson. Prof. John different varieties, includFlanders read a Halloween ing classical organ literature, poem. hymns, and music from To go along with the Broadway. Halloween event, there Several familiar organwas a costume parade and ists performed at the event, contest along with Pumpkin including Dr. Barbara Hamel, Carols led by Dr. Hamel and a member of the Swinney Dr. Claude Westfall, CMU’s Conservatory of Music facassistant professor of music Performers for the Halloween Concert included students, faculty and ulty; Ruth Spayde, organist and director of chorale former faculty. This was the ninth year for the event. for Linn Memorial United activities. CMU members of Organ Concert was held at the Linn Methodist Church in Fayette; Theta Omicron Chapter of Memorial UMC on Oct. 30. A number and Dr. William McIntosh, a Fayette Sigma Alpha Iota, international music of Swinney Conservatory of Music organist and professor emeritus of fraternity for women, hosted a food faculty, retired faculty, staff, and mathematics. Other performers at the drive at the event to contribute efforts students showcased their talents as or- towards the local food pantry. recital were Michael Bancroft, Dr. ganists and vocalist. Organists includCraig Datz, Dr. Rochelle Parker, and ed Dr. Barbara Hamel, Dr. William Schuyler Wheeler. McIntosh, Ruth Spayde, Michael The ninth annual Halloween

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Perkins principal for 11th season Dr. John Perkins, assistant professor of music, has recently been appointed the staff reviewer of recordings for the International Trumpet Guild Journal. His first review will be published in the January 2010 issue. This year also marks the 11th season for Perkins to play principal trumpet with the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. The concert is a three-week series that brings in guest soloists for each concert. Andre Watts, a concert pianist, performed for the first concert; followed by violinist Joshua Bell for the second; and Frederica Von Stade, mezzosoprano, for the third concert. Additionally, Perkins attended the International Trumpet Guild Convention in Harrisburg, Pa., in May. He performed in the Festival of Trumpets Concert, which was held in the rotunda of the State Capitol.

Twilight Enrichment Camp The Twilight Enrichment Camp was held for the second time by the Smiley Library. High school girls who are between the ages of 15 and 17 can attend the camp to examine classic literature, as well as the Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer. Six girls attended this year’s camp, all of whom received two hours of college credit. Assistant Professor of Library Sciences Cynthia Dudenhoffer says, Top photo, Dr. John Perkins (right) poses with fellow trumpeter “The camp has been very successful, and we plan to conTrever Famulare before a concert performance. Below, the tinue it in some form.” Dudenhoffer also gave a presentaShippensburg Festival Orchestra in concert. tion about this camp in October at the MLA conference in Columbia. Think One Person Can Change The World?

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Joint METS program a success A program titled Energizing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (METS) was developed and implemented in the summer of 2009. METS, a program for sixth- through eighth-grade teachers, was created by Central Methodist University and Inovatia Laboratories of Fayette. The program received a $335,043 congressionally-directed grant from the U.S. Department of Education. United States Congressman Sam Graves helped to facilitate the grant, which is being used to fund a joint public/private program aimed at equipping Missouri middle school teachers with the skills and technology to prepare their students for 21stcentury jobs. The grant was written by J.B. Waggoner ’91, the managing partner of Inovatia Laboratories; Dr. James “Tiger” Gordon, CMU professor of chemistry and chair of the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science; and Dr. Larry Peery, professor of physics. The METS program was designed to help teachers create an interest for their students in physical sciences and mathematics. American students reportedly don’t have as much knowledge in these areas as students in many other countries. METS was designed to promote the involvement of U.S. students and prepare them for careers in mathematics, engineering, technology, and science. Middle school teachers were chosen for the

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program because middle school marks the best time for students to become interested in careers they may choose to pursue. More than 100 teachers from across Missouri participated in the METS program at various locations, including Chillicothe High School, North County High School in Bonne Terre, Central Methodist University in Fayette, and Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff. Faculty and staff of CMU and Inovatia Laboratories traveled to the locations for the different sessions. After a half-day introduction in March, the teachers spent four days over the summer working on teaching strategy for physical sciences and math. Teachers were scheduled to attend follow-up activities in both the fall of 2009 and the spring of 2010. The teachers received instruction on equipment such as Texas Instruments CalculatorBased Lab systems and

Lego Mindstorm robotics and were allowed to keep the equipment for their classrooms. After the program the teachers receive a $750 stipend and three graduate credit hours at CMU. Participants hope the program will foster students’ drive to succeed in physical science and math. Editor’s note: Jessica is a work study student in the CMU Office of Public Relations.

Clockwise from upper right: Dr. Larry Peery demonstrates a point to a METS class; two middle school teachers perform an experiment; a robot from the sessions; and students work with their high-tech calculators.

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New faculty Shown left are the newest members of CMU’s teaching community. They include: Row 1 (L-R): adjunct in science Katie Crandall, visiting professor of accounting Katie Chevalier, visiting assistant professor of mathematics Pam Gordy; Row 2: assistant professor of religion Dr. Kevin Carnahan, instructor of nursing MaryAnne Dunson, education coordinator at CMU’s Sedalia campus Deborah DeGan-Dixon; Row 3: assistant professor of English Dr. Annette Van, visiting assistant professor of mathematics Dr. Robert Sulman, adjunct in philosophy Michael Hartsock

2009 CHORALE TOUR This year’s fall Chorale Tour ran Nov. 19-24 and covered a broad swath of Missouri. The Chorale (below) performed at high schools and/or churches in the towns of Boonville, Camdenton, Lebanon, Branson, Bolivar, Florissant, St. Louis, Chesterfield, Waynesville, St. James, and Fayette. The Chorale also performed on the CMU campus in Linn Memorial UMC on Nov. 1 with the Conservatory Singers and the entire A Cappella Choir. Their Christmas concert is Dec. 6, also at Linn. The Chorale’s repertoire includes: “At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners” (Spencer), “Sing Joyfully” (Byrd), “Richte Mich Gotte“ (Mendelssohn-Bartholdy), “O Vos Omnes” (Casals), “Ave Maria” (Biebl), “Lux Aeterna” (Fissinger), “Ov´e´Lass´, Il Bel Viso?“ (Lauridsen), “The Road Home” (Paulus), “Amazing Grace” (Binkerd), “Country Dances” (Swingle), “Suite de Lorca” (Ratavaara), “I Know I’ve Been Changed” (arr. Dandridge), “City Called Heaven” (arr. Poelinitz), “Beautiful Savior” (Christiansen), and “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” (Lutkin).

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Fine Arts Awards recognize outstanding talent and scholarship The Swinney Conservatory of Music and the Theatre Arts Department held their annual Fine Arts Celebration Sept. 18 to honor music and theatre arts students. A variety of academic and leadership awards were presented to students. Dr. Ron Shroyer, dean of the conservatory, and Dr. Mark Kelty, assistant professor of theatre and director of The Little Theatre, made the presentations. The evening included a special program by Kelty and music by Ted and Ruth (Cheffey) Spayde, both 1970 graduates. Awards included:

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2009-2010 Band Fellow – Hannah Lilienkamp 2009-2010 Keith House Band Fellow – Theresa Adams 2009-2010 Choir Fellow – Mason Rivers 2009-2010 Opera Fellow – Lacey Eaton Luther T. Spayde Award – Theresa Adams Martin C. Harrall Award – Josh Atkins Raney Winter C-MENC Award – Mason Rivers ACDA – National Student Choral Musician Award – Elaine Stevenson R. Paul Drummond Memorial Award – Mason Rivers The Helen Puckett Thogmorton Award for Excellence in Music – Lacey Eaton Missouri Federation of Music Clubs Duane Langley Instrumental Award – Sarah Lucas Top Scholar – Elaine Stevenson Academic Excellence -- Josh Atkins, Jordan Brennan, Jamie Delcour, Lacey Eaton, Donnie Howell, Pearse Hutson, Khobic Johnson, Samuel Lucas, Sarah Lucas, Mason Rivers, Melissa Wincek Conservatory Outstanding Freshman for 2008-2009 – Khobic Johnson

Theatre Best Female Actor in a Leading Role: Shamika Pegue for John/Carol in Oleanna Best Male Actor in a Leading Role: Maxx Priddy for Garry Lejeune in Noises Off Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Darrell Bailey for Selsdon Mowbray in Noises Off Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Kristen Jennerjohn for Rita Laporta in Lucky Stiff Most Improved, The Phoenix Award: Jordan Brennan Best Stage Manager: Chrissy Duncan for Oleanna Outstanding Freshman: Candra Galiley Most Versatile Player: Amy Prater Shop Superstar: Scott Grasshoff Best Student Director: Michael Temple for Green with Dents Martin E. Kooi Excellence in Theater Arts – Michael Temple 30

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Awards honor memory of fallen musicians Three new music awards were given to Swinney Conservatory of Music this year, honoring loved ones who were active in the music program at CMU for decades. Each award was announced in the spring and presented for the first time at the Fine Arts Celebration this fall.

R. Paul Drummond Memorial Fund

Above, Dr. R. Paul Drummond, director of choral activities at CMU for more than 25 years. Right, Mason Rivers receives the first award from Suzanne Armitage Drummond ’67, Paul’s widow.

The student is nominated by the Director of Choral Activities and voted on by the Conservatory faculty each year. The awardee can be a current freshman, sophomore, or junior, a “rising” student with a commitment to the choral arts. The award provides tuition credit in addition to other financial aid. The first awardee is Mason Rivers, a senior with a major in music education. He is currently the fellow for the chorale and is also in the marching band. Mason was honored with Raney Winter C-MENC Award and was recognized for his scholarship. He is president of Beta Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Dane W. Nelson Music Service Award.

Above, Dane Nelson was a 2008 graduate of CMU. Dane’s family and friends established the award, which was presented to David Sahm (right) last spring for the first time.

The recipient must be a graduating senior Music Education student, who is involved, dedicated, and of high moral character. The awardee is chosen by the Conservatory faculty in consultation with Dane’s widow, Mallory (James) Nelson ’08. Tim and Ellen Nelson, Dane’s parents, established the award in memory of their son, who died in an automobile accident last winter. David Sahm, the first recipient, graduated from CMU last spring and currently teaches instrumental and vocal music at Kahoka, Mo. He was in marching and concert band and chorale as a student. He was president of Beta Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia his junior year.

Helen Puckett Thogmorton Award for Excellence in Music

Above, Helen Puckett Thogmorton, class of ’43, was a musician and artist who taught piano for many years. Right, her daughter, Cathy ’71, presents the first award to Lacey Eaton.

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The recipient for this award will be a student majoring in music performance or music education, a rising junior or senior showing great promise and having already demonstrated a dedication to and great love for music. The honoree will be chosen by the Conservatory faculty with input from the family. The award includes a cash prize and a metronome. The first student awarded this honor is Lacey Eaton, a junior vocal performance major. A native of Fayette, Lacey is a member of the chorale, concert band and marching band, where she is drum major. She holds the position of opera fellow and was recognized for her scholarship.

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Faculty and staff updates Dr. Henry Graham, CMU art history professor, spearheaded the first annual Fayette Festival of the Arts, held on the Fayette square Aug. 1. The festival featured the 10th annual Fayette Art Show, as well as music, dance, and drama. The event, held the same weekend as the Fayette High School Alumni Reunion, is already booked for its second year on Aug. 7, 2010. Dr. Daryl Jefferies, associate professor of religion, has recently become the new Chairman of Humanities. Jefferies achieved his B.A. at the Colorado College as well as his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Brent Myer, assistant professor of sociology, has recently become the new Chairman of Social Sciences. Myer earned his B.A. at the University of Nevada-Reno and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Missouri. Cynthia Dudenhoffer, assistant professor of library sciences, was awarded the Outstanding New Librarian Award from the Missouri Library Association. Dudenhoffer has been with CMU since 2006. The New Librarian Award is given to librarians who are in the first five years of their career. The award recognizes achievement and distinction in librarians. Dr. Michael Tilley, assistant professor of biology, published a paper this summer. The citation reads: Roe BE, Tilley MR, Gu HH, Beversdorf DQ, Sadee W, et al. 2009 Financial and Psychological Risk Attitudes Associated with Two Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Nicotine Receptor (CHRNA4) Gene. PLoS ONE 4(8): e6704. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0006704. Claude R. Westfall, Central’s director of choral activities, has recently become the repertoire and standards chairman for University Choirs of the Missouri American Choral Directors Association. Dr. Westfall has also directed several conference choirs this fall, including Tri-County Conference Choir, 32

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Wally Eaton (left) and his brother, Mike (right), accompany their father on his visit to the World War II Memorial.

An “awesome” day is how Wally Eaton, staff member of Central’s plant operations, describes a whirlwind trip he and his father, Larry Eaton, who served in the army in Burma and China during World War II, took to Washington, D.C., Sept. 9. They joined 80 World War II veterans on a nostalgic visit to the World War II Memorial in the nation’s capital. Although the group was on the move for 24 hours, Wally says, “I Cooper County Conference Choir, Parkway School District 8th Grade Honors Choir, and Mid-Missouri Conference Choir. He will also be directing Four Rivers Conference Choir on Feb. 20-23, 2010. In addition, Dr. Westfall worked high school clinics for choirs at Rockbridge, Hickman, Grandview, Parkway, Centralia, Monroe City, Fort Zumwalt, and Mexico. Dr. Westfall was also a judge for the All-District Choir auditions in Warrensburg on Sept. 12. Concerts, recitals, workshops, and a new organization—the vocal students and professors of CMU do it all. Just recently the voice students of Swinney Conservatory formed a Student Chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). On Oct. 25, selected voice students hosted the Gems of Vocal Literature Concert. Several voice students traveled

don’t remember seeing anyone snoozing.” As the veterans disembarked from the airplane in Washington, D.C., someone handed them small U.S. flags. They were shuttled around the capital city to the WW II Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, and other points of interest. The trip was sponsored by the Central Missouri Honor Flight, a midMissouri group which honors World War II veterans by flying them to the national’s capital to see the WWII Memorial. with Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan to attend and compete in the National Association of Singing Tri-State Central Conference. The conference was held on November 5-7 at Augustana College in Rockland, Ill. Dr. Quigley-Duggan and Dr. Ruth Robertson, recitalist and teacher of voice at Lincoln University, will present a joint voice recital on Jan. 24, 2010, in the Kountz Recital Hall and on Feb. 4 at Lincoln University. This year’s Opera Workshop will present “Opera: Italian Style” on Feb. 20-21 (see calendar pp. 44-45). Dr. Duggan and Dr. Westfall will lead a Vocal Workshop for high school students on March 13. Finally, in April there will be a Vocal Recital and Master Class performed by Professor Jake Sentgeorge of the University of Central Missouri in the Kountz Recital Hall.

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Flanders presents at Oxford Round Table will become far less efJohn Flanders, ficient at allocating scarce professor of ecoresources.” nomics, presented The paper advanced a paper entitled the argument that the “Is Government current financial crisis the Solution or the and recession, which Problem?” at the many commentators have Oxford Round Table compared with the Great on July 19-24, at Depression of the 1930s, Harris Manchester was not a failure of the free College of Oxford market, but a failure of University, England. regulatory and monetary The session was policies of government at held under the all levels. It also suggests theme of “Social that this is the latest in a Justice: Human series of crises that follow Rights, Poverty, and the same pattern. Financial Resources.” Flanders concluded Participants gaththat “if the financial marered from all around kets are left largely free the world, includAn English reception for the presenters was part of the Oxford experience. to function, a widespread ing the United belief that the government States, South Africa, will always be there to implications for the well-being of bilBrazil, Italy, and India to take bail out individuals and institutions lions of people around the world. part in this event. Topics included that have made unwise decisions will A major premise of his paper “Morality and Markets,” “Promoting result in a large increase in riskadvocated that it is crucially imporSustainablity in Rural Development: taking. But if policymakers institute tant to understand the origins of the The Role of Land Property,” and the kinds of regulations that are now current crisis if future crises are to “The Intersection of Art and Human being discussed, the efficiency of capibe avoided. He wrote, “Adopting the Rights,” among others. tal markets may well be compromised, Flanders’ paper addressed specifi- wrong policies may well guarantee and efficient capital markets lie at the either that a future crisis will become cally the causes of the current world very heart of a dynamic and growing inevitable or that capital markets economic crisis, which has had broad market economy.”

Elliott publishes paper about sponge Dr. Dan Elliott, Professor of Biology at CMU, recently published a paper in the 2008 Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science entitled, “Sponge Predation by a Mississippian Asteroid and Feeding Behaviors, Food Selection, and Feeding Habits of Fossil Asteroids.” This is a follow-up article to his new genus and species of a local starfish (asteroid) paper that he coauthored in 2003. This latest article discusses the remainders of a sponge that was found in the stomach of the fossil asteroid that Elliott found in the limestone bluffs south of Lisbon, Mo. (The 2003 article covers the asteroid itself more in depth.) The fossil evidence of the sponge within the stomach of the

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asteroid is the first evidence of ancient asteroids eating sponges, in addition to the snails and clams that have already been discovered. According

Above, the 325-million-year-old asteroid – starfish fossil – discovered by Dr. Elliott, and the type of sponge (at left) that it ingested shortly before its death

to Elliott, “sponges usually fall apart rather quickly after being consumed and only the spicules are left in the stomach area for a short period of time. Then they are ejected through the mouth of the sponge since they can’t be digested. So the chances of finding a 325-million-year-old fossil asteroid just a few hours after having consumed a sponge are pretty remote.” Dr. Elliott’s paper carries the following citation: Elliott, D.R. 2008. “Sponge Predation by a Mississippian Asteroid and Feeding Behaviors, Food Selection, and Feeding Habits of Fossil Asteroids”. Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science 42: 14-17.

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Poet Laureate Walter Bargen speaks at CMU

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Fiction writer and poet Walter Bargen, the recipient of numerous literary prizes and the Poet Laureate of Missouri, read from his works of poetry Sept. 16 at CMU. Governor Matt Blunt appointed Bargen as the state’s first official Missouri Poet Laureate in January 2008 for a two year term. His appearance at CMU was sponsored by the Geist Visiting Writers Series and the Cultural Affairs Committee. Bargen’s poetry has been described by CMU English Professor Emeritus Tom Dillingham as intellectually complex, rich in imagery and wordplay, and emotionally engaging, evoking “the everyday encounters that sometimes help us to feel sheltered but more often remind us of fragility and transience.” Bargen, 59, of Ashland, has published nine books and two chapbooks of poems over the last 28 years. Among his work is Harmonic Balance (Timberline Press 2001), Vow of Hunger (Snark Publishing 2003), The Body of Water (Timberline 2003) and The Feast: Prose Poem Sequences (BkMk Press-UMKC, 2004), which won the 2005 William Rockhill Nelson Award for best poetry book by a Missouri writer. His poems and fictions have appeared in more than 100 magazines. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship (1991); winner of the Quarter After Eight Prose Prize (1996), the Hanks Prize (1996), and the Chester H. Jones Foundation poetry prize (1997). The Geist Visiting Writers Series was established in 2002 and named in honor of Dr. Joseph E. Geist, CMU professor emeritus of English and former chair of the Division of Humanities. Geist taught at Central Methodist from 1972 until his retirement in 1998. He currently serves as curator of The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art at CMU. 34

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Alexander Martynov, an official with the Russian Federal Space Agency, visited Fayette in September and spoke at Central Methodist University. Martynov’s presentation to CMU was “Manned Mission to Mars.” He provided an overview of the past, present, and future Russian activities, especially as they are focused on a manned mission to Mars. The presentation was sponsored by the CMU Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Martynov worked in the Russian Mission Control Centre from 1968 until 1992 as head of the Ballistics Department. He designed re-entry

modules and controlled their flights to provide soft landing on Earth, Mars, Venus, and other planets of the solar system. Since 1994, Martynov has been working as the head of the Foreign Relations Department for the Administration of Korolev. His job includes marketing and organization of international projects in different fields, such as industrial and economic development, as well as educational and cultural programs. Martynov is the author of 120 scientific articles and six books dedicated to spacecraft motion control in planetary atmospheres. He is also involved in the space program that researches methods to predict dangerous phenomena such as hurricanes, dust storms and industrial pollution.

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Honor with Books The Honor with Books Program is a wonderful way to recognize: • a current student • a graduating senior or alumnus • a favorite professor or colleague • the memory of a loved one A gift of $100 funds the purchase of one new book selected by the Director of Information Resources. Names of the honoree and the donor will appear on a bookplate inside the book’s front cover and in the computer display of the online catalog. For more information, please contact Cynthia Dudenhoffer, director of information resources, Smiley Library at 660-248-6292 or e-mail cmdudenh@centralmethodist.edu.

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MBCA inducts Jeff Sherman into Hall of Fame by Kelcey Zutavern, CMU Sports Information Director Central Methodist University men’s basketball head coach Jeff Sherman was one of 11 individuals inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Oct. 25 at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield. Sherman is entering his 25th year this fall as the head coach at Central Methodist. During that time, he has compiled a record of 441-349, making him the winningest coach in CMU history. Sherman has recorded nine 20-plus win seasons, including a 30-win season in 1993-94. He has led his CMU teams to four conference championships and three NAIA National Tournaments, including last year’s Sweet 16 finish in CMU’s first season at NAIA Division I. He has collected five collegiate Coach-of-the-Year awards, including being named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Coach-of-the-Year the past two seasons. “This is the most prestigious honor I have ever received in my athletic career and I have been blessed to have had a rich and productive career as both player and coach,” Sherman said. “I am humbled and honored to not only have been considered for such an honor, but also to be elected by the committee of the MBCA. Words cannot describe the amount of gratitude I feel for the many wonderful individuals who helped me gain this honor.” As the CMU head coach, Sherman has coached 13 NAIA All-Americans, including two last season, 47 All-Conference players, and four Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. His teams have been ranked in the NAIA Top 25 nine different seasons, including three seasons in the Top 10. Sherman’s squads have been ranked in the Top 10 in scoring nationally in eight seasons. In 1990-91, CMU was the national scoring champion, averaging 106.6 points per game. The following season, the Eagles finished No. 2 with 102.3 points per game. “I dedicate this honor to Central Methodist University, our administration, faculty and all my assistant coaches and athletes throughout the 25 years,” Sherman said. “I was given an opportunity to live out my lifelong dream of being a collegiate basketball coach, and this university has embraced me and my family. I will never forget and forever be grateful for this opportunity that has been given to me, as well as the lifelong friendships I will get to enjoy throughout the coming years.” Prior to becoming the Central Methodist head coach, Sherman spent one season as an assistant coach, leading the junior varsity squad to a 12-4 record. His first season of coaching was at North Nodaway High School in 1983-84, when Sherman was named the Coach-of-the-Year after leading his team to a conference championship. “In order for anything like this to happen to me, I have been very fortunate to have been surrounded by good people in regard to our administration, assistant coaches, athletic trainers, and most importantly, our student-athletes,” Sherman said. As a prep athlete, Sherman had an outstanding basketball and track career at De Beque High School in Colorado. He was a two-year All-State basketball player, while being Colorado’s leading scorer in 1977 and 1978. He was a three-time Colorado state champion in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, and was Colorado’s Most Valuable Track Athlete in 1977 and 1978. Following his high school career, Sherman played basketball for two years at Northeastern Junior College, and two seasons at Central Methodist College. In addition to coaching, Sherman is an assistant professor in physical education at Central Methodist. He served as the Division Chair for Physical Education, Health and Athletic Training from 1999-2002. Sherman received his B.S. degree in education from Central Methodist in 1983, and earned his master’s in higher education from the University of Missouri in 1987. Sherman’s wife, Julee, is the vice president for finance and administration at CMU, and the couple’s two sons are both Central Methodist students. Matt, who is a senior majoring in physical education with a minor in communications, earned NAIA Honorable Mention All-American honors last season playing for his father’s basketball team. Ryan, a freshman, is a wide receiver for the Eagle football team, and will compete in the sprints for the CMU track & field team.

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The CMU football team completed one of the best seasons in recent school history, finishing with a 6-5 record overall. Central Methodist finished fifth in the HAAC standings after doubling their wins from the 2008 season. The Eagles’ five losses in 2009 came to NCAA Division I North Carolina Central, and NAIA No. 3 Lindenwood, No. 9 Missouri Valley, No. 10 MidAmerica Nazarene and No. 24 Baker. This marked the first six-win season, and first season above .500 since 1991. After their fourth win of the season, the Eagles moved into the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll at a tie for No. 25, CMU’s first ranking in more than five years. Central Methodist moved up to No. 20 in the Oct. 12 poll after improving to 5-1 with a win over Evangel. The Eagles finished 4-1 at home this season, including a 45-26 upset of thenNo. 17 Benedictine in week three. In that game, CMU produced a school-record 645 yards of total offense. Freshman quarterback Bryant Jackson (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) was named the HAAC and NAIA National Football Offensive Player-of-the-Week after throwing for 506 yards and four touchdowns in the game. Sophomore defensive back Brett Fitchpatrick (Pierce City, Mo.) received the HAAC Football Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors after recording seven tackles and grabbing two interceptions late in the Benedictine game to seal the CMU win. The CMU offense scored more than 40 points in three straight wins over Benedictine, Graceland and William Jewell. Central Methodist’s defense was also Bryant Jackson Tim Cummins Mitch Fraley outstanding this season, including a stretch of 10 consecutive quarters without allowing a touchdown, and five straight secondhalf shut outs. CMU rallied for wins at Graceland and Evangel behind second-half shut outs by the Eagle defense in both. Junior linebacker Tim Cummins (Downers Grove, Ill.) was named the HAAC Football Defensive Player-of-the-Week following the Evangel game for recording 13 tackles and making several key plays late in the game. After a tough 24-10 loss to No. 9 Missouri Valley, junior defensive lineman Matt Fraley (St. Robert, Mo.) earned HAAC Football Defensive Player-ofDerek Lannigan Brett Fitchpatrick the-Week honors for recording a team-high seven solo tackles, including five for loss, while getting two quarterback sacks and forcing a fumble. On Nov. 9, Fitchpatrick earned his second HAAC Football Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors of the season after a pair of touchdowns in the Eagles’ 27-19 win over Avila. Fitchpatrick returned the first interception 40 yards for a touchdown, then grabbed his second in the CMU end zone as Avila was threatening to score near the end of the first half. In CMU’s final game of the season senior defensive lineman Derek Lannigan (Arnold, Mo.) recorded five solo tackles, all for losses, and blocked a field-goal attempt, which earned him HAAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors for the final week of the season. With his five tackles for loss in the game, Lannigan set a CMU single-season record with 19.5 tackles for loss, breaking the previous record of 14.5 set by Justin Wisdom in 2006. Fraley also surpassed Wisdom’s record, finishing with 18 tackles for loss this season.

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CMU football team set to play in Aztec Bowl

The Central Methodist University football team is set to make a trip south of the border to play in the Aztec Bowl (Tazon Azteca) at Olympic Stadium in Mexico City Dec. 5. The Eagles will take on the Mexican national team sponsored by ONEFA (OrganizaciÓn Nacional Estudiantil de Futbol Americano) in the game scheduled for a 12 p.m. kickoff. As of Oct. 14, more than 10,000 tickets had been sold for the 2009 Aztec Bowl. ONEFA has also already signed contracts with one television and two radio stations, and is in the process of finalizing contracts for four sponsorships, two bands, and NFL Mexico to bring in cheerleaders from the Denver Broncos. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our athletes to travel out of the country and play in a big-time bowl-like atmosphere," CMU Head Coach Alan Dykens said. "Football is very prevalent in Mexico. There is a large following and a lot of support for the game so they are expecting a huge crowd. It will be a phenomenal experience for our young men to get to play in a stadium with as much history as the site of the 1968 Olympics. To be able to stand on the same track and play on that field is unbelievable." In addition to the game, the Central Methodist players and coaches will also have a guided tour of the Aztec pyramids, and are planning a community service project. "We will have the opportunity to tour the Aztec pyramids in that area, and we will also be giving back through a community service project while we are there," Dykens said. "We believe that those aspects of the trip align well with the mission and vision of not only Central Methodist University, but also the NAIA." This year's Aztec Bowl will be the 38th edition of the game that is held at the conclusion of the Mexican football season. The first Aztec Bowl was held in 1947. From 1997-2007 the game featured the Mexican national team against an NCAA Division III all-star team. "We believe this is a great opportunity for our student-athletes and our institution," CMU Interim Vice President for Campus Life Richard Davis said. To find out more about ONEFA and the 2009 Aztec Bowl, visit www.onefa.org.

CMU football takes time to lend a hand

While on its trip to play North Carolina Central University, the Central Methodist University football team took some time for community service at the Ronald McDonald House in Durham, N.C., Oct. 16. The team spent nearly two hours at the Ronald McDonald House, helping with a variety of projects. About 80 Central Methodist players and coaches raked the yard; cleaned the kitchen, gutters, driveways and playground areas; washed windows; sorted pop tabs; and stocked the Ronald McDonald House Room at the Durham Children’s Hospital. In addition to helping at the Ronald McDonald House, the Eagles had planned to visit the Durham Children's Hospital to distribute handmade Get Well cards and autographed posters. Due to health regulations, however, the team was not allowed into the hospital. The cards and posters were still delivered to everyone at both the Ronald McDonald House and the hospital. Helping at the Ronald McDonald House was the third major community service project the CMU football team has undertaken this season. The team also held a free youth clinic and fan day during preseason camp and is helping with the daily Walking School Bus program for elementary students in Fayette. The projects are part of Central Methodist's commitment to the NAIA Champions of Character program, which embraces the five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

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Men’s Soccer

The CMU men’s soccer team was forced to battle through some injuries but continued to play well against a tough schedule. After starting the season with a 3-2 record in non-conference play, the Eagles opened their Heart of America Athletic Conference schedule against then-NAIA No. 4 Baker, playing to a 1-1 draw with the Wildcats. The Eagles finished the season at 7-9-2 overall, with six of their nine losses coming by a one-goal margin. Junior defender Gustavo Gamarra (Villarrica, Paraguay) and freshman goal keeper Corey Schelle (Alton, Ill.) each earned HAAC Men’s Soccer Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors once this season, while freshman forward Thyago Catharino (Sao Paulo, Brazil) was named the HAAC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player-of-the-Week once. Catharino finished the season with 16 goals and was in the top three in the HAAC in four different offensive categories. Catharino was named to the Heart of America Athletic Conference 1st Team, while also garnering HAAC Offensive Most Valuable Player honors for the season. Junior Pat McVey (St. Charles, Mo.) led CMU with eight assists, and landed in the top five in the HAAC in four categories, which helped him earn 3rd Team All-HAAC recognition. Thyago Catharino

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Women’s Soccer

The Central Methodist women’s soccer team fell just shy of making the HAAC postseason tournament but completed one of the best seasons in school history, finishing with a 10-7-1 record overall. With just one upperclassman on the team, CMU played with a lineup full of youth this season. Despite having six to eight true freshmen in the starting lineup every match, the Lady Eagles showed that they will be a force to reckon with in the next few years. CMU’s 10 victories included wins over MidAmerica Nazarene and Lindenwood for the first time in senior forward Natalie Rolph’s (St. Charles, Mo.) career. Fourteen different players scored goals for the Lady Eagles this season, led by Rolph, the lone senior, with seven. Sophomore Jordyn Cummins was named to the All-HAAC 3rd Team, while freshmen Emily Morris (Alton, Ill.) and Kristen Bailey (St. Louis, Mo.) each received HAAC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player-of-the-Week Kristen Bailey Emily Morris honors this season.

Golf

After more than a five-year absence from Central Methodist’s list of varsity sports, the men’s and women’s golf teams participated in four tournaments during the fall, including hosting the CMU Eagle Open at Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville. The CMU men and women both finished second in the team standings at the CMU Eagle Open. The men were led by Philip Rapp (Boonville, Mo.) who tied for the individual title with a 74. Nathaniel Oliver (Republic, Mo.) finished one stroke back to tie for second. Rachel Keim (Carterville, Ill.) led the Central Methodist women, shooting a 92 for a secondplace finish. Central Methodist’s men’s and women’s golf teams will continue their seasons in the spring. 38

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Cross-Country

The Central Methodist University cross country teams have had another strong season, finishing among the top Heart of America Athletic Conference and NAIA teams each week. In the second week of the season, both teams posted sixth-place finishes at the University of Central Missouri Mule Run. On the men’s side, CMU was the top NAIA team, while the women were second among NAIA competitors. The men and women swept the team titles back-to-back weeks at the Gary Stoner Invitational in Fayette and the William Jewell Invitational in Liberty. Senior Mike Hernandez (Balmorhea, Texas) has led the CMU men throughout the season. He ran a personal-best time of 25:51.07 over an 8K course to win the individual title at the Gary Stoner Invitational, which keeps him at No. 5 on CMU’s all-time top performers list. After his win at the Gary Stoner, Hernandez was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner-of-the-Week. For the CMU women, senior Elizabeth Zaragoza (Dixon, Mo.) has been the team leader throughout the season. Sophomore Deanna Quisenberry (Holden, Mo.) ran a personal-best time at the Gary Stoner Invitational to remain at No. 20 on the CMU alltime top performers list for women’s 5K races. Freshmen Amber Beaverson (Moberly, Mo.) and Tabatha Leaton (Fayette, Mo.) raced into the top 25 on the CMU all-time list at the Gary Stoner Mike Hernandez Invitational as well. Beaverson’s time of 21:10.97 landed her at No. 21, while Leaton ran a time of 21:22.59 to sit at No. 23.

Volleyball

This season the Central Methodist volleyball team needed to replace eight seniors lost from last year’s team. Thus the Lady Eagles had a roster full of newcomers, including 16 new faces who saw playing time on the varsity squad that finished 10-21 this season. Two CMU players were among the top five in Heart of America Athletic Conference statistical categories all season. Senior middle hitter Viola Rotich (Eldoret, Kenya) currently leads the HAAC in hitting percentage at .368. She has recorded 312 kills on 693 attempts. Rotich is also ranked fifth in blocks per game as she has tallied 115 this season for an average of 1.1 per game. Sophomore libero Melanie Touchette (Millstadt, Ill.) is third in the conference in digs per game with 5.2.

Former CMU pitcher signs with Philadelphia Phillies

Former Central Methodist University baseball pitcher Jessie Zuber was picked up by the Philadelphia Phillies and signed with a representative of the Phillies organization to make it official at 2 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2009. The signing took place in the Eagle Lounge on the campus of Central Methodist University. A reception was held following the signing for fans to congratulate Zuber, who reported to the Phillies rookie team in Florida soon after. He returned to CMU this fall to complete his degree and will report again in the spring. Zuber, a native of Keizer, Ore., finished his senior season at CMU this spring. At the tryout, Zuber had several pitches clocked at more than 90 mph, topping out at 92 mph. During the 2009 season, Zuber earned five wins and posted one save for Central Methodist. He posted 51 strikeouts in 61.2 innings of work for the Eagles, including a season-high eight strikeouts in six innings against Graceland University. Row 1: (left-right) Leah Schmidt, Jessie Zuber, Paul Scott of the Philadelphia Phillies; Row 2: Rick Sage, Rob Ehlers, Head Coach Fred Smith, Ryan Wood

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Service stories

Several Central Methodist athletic teams have managed to fill their free time this semester by giving back to the community through a variety of service projects. The men’s and women’s soccer teams spent some time during their preseason camps picking up trash along Highway 5 in Fayette. Meanwhile, the football team hosted a free youth clinic and fan day for more than 20 youth during preseason. Also in August, members of the baseball team helped the pastor from Boonville’s Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church move to a new house. The baseball team had three service projects during September, beginning with picking apples at Huffstutter’s Orchard near New Franklin. All proceeds from the project went to the Central Missouri Food Bank. The following week, the team spent three hours each afternoon painting the caboose at the Boonville Chamber of Commerce in a project with inmates from the Boonville Correctional Center. The team finished out September by helping with Baseball for Babes, a fundraiser for the Relay for Life. At the beginning of October, members of the CMU football team began serving as “drivers” for the Walking School Bus program for Fayette’s Daly Elementary School. Several players have continued to help with this program three to five days per week, which ran through Nov. 20 before resuming in the spring. While on their trip to play North Carolina Central, the football coaches and players spent time helping at the Ronald McDonald House in Durham, N.C. (see story on page 37). Most recently, the team hosted a Special Olympics clinic, where CMU players led nearly 30 Special Olympics athletes through offensive and defensive drills before coaching them in two games against each other. The community service projects performed by CMU teams are part of Central Methodist’s commitment to the NAIA Champions of Character program, which embraces the five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and servant leadership. Photos from top right: the football team sponsors a free youth clinic; football players serve as “drivers” for the Walking School Bus program; women soccer players pick up trash along Highway 5. Photo left: baseball players help move the pastor of Nelson UMC to a new home.

Men’s basketball golf tournament

Members of the men’s basketball program held their first golf tournament during Family Day weekend, Sept. 19, 2009. In addition, they held a silent auction and a raffle throughout the day to raise money for the program. Fifty-two players participated. Winners were: Winners Flight A: Philip Rapp, George Feaster, Bruce Addison ’66, Bill Rapp Runner up Flight A: Milton Berwin, Dick Davis, Brock Edris, Dennis Hagedorn ’79 Flight B Winners: Charlie Wilson ’05, Nate Breland ’07, Travis McCann ’08, Dustin McCann Flight B Runner-up: Dennis Cox ’91, Bobby Fisher ’91, Tom Chadwell, Ronnie Jones Longest Drive: Jim Peterson Closest to the pin winners: Jeff Prosser, Bruce Addison ’66, Philip Rapp, Sue Frederich

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Hairston Hall of Fame

Five teams and two individuals were inducted into Central Methodist University’s Hairston Hall of Fame Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009. The induction ceremony and reception were held in the Student and Community Center and inductees were recognized during halftime of CMU’s first home football game against Culver-Stockton. This year’s inductees included members of the 1936 men’s track & field team, the 1975 football team, the 1975 baseball team, the 1979 volleyball team and the 2002 men’s cross country team, as well as former women’s basketball coach Mike Davis and former women’s basketball player Leigh (Yarick) Trumbore ’00. Four of the teams won conference championships -1936 track & field, 1975 football, 1975 baseball and 1979 volleyball. The 2002 men’s cross country team finished fourth at the NAIA National Cross Country Championships. Mike Davis coached women’s basketball at Central Methodist for 12 years. During his tenure, Davis posted five consecutive 20-win seasons and was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Coach-of-the-Year three times. He also led the Lady Eagles to four straight NAIA National Tournament appearances, including a Final Four finish in the 1998-99 season. Davis had nine NAIA All-Americans, four NAIA National Playersof-the-Week, six Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes and eight 1,000-point Leigh (Yarick) Trumbore and Mike Davis club members. (photo courtesy of Fayette Democrat-Leader) Leigh (Yarick) Trumbore played for Davis from 1995-99. During her career, Trumbore compiled 1,492 points, which ranks her fifth on CMU’s all-time chart. She also holds records for assists in a season (241) and a career (766). Trumbore was a two-time NAIA All-American, as well as being a two-time Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. As a senior, she also received the Darla Pannier Outstanding Female Athlete Award. Trumbore, who started at point guard all four years at CMU, led the Lady Eagles to three NAIA National Tournament appearances and 106 wins.

Teams Inducted 1936 men’s track & field - Wendell Bennett, Ross Fulton, John Hammond, Ben Hurst, Elvin Imes, Dwight Jackson, Coach Kline, Leland Loy, Paul, Morgan, Jack Oliver, Bill Ricketts, Erle Swaim, Rex Tharp, B.J. Wilson, Ralph Yoder 1975 football - Don Bagby, student coach Marvin Baker, manager Richard Barkley, Monty Beltz, Jime Blaine, Louis Bluford, Steve Bonagurio, Brad Broome, Tom Brumitt, John Compton, Rex Currin, John Danner, Rocco DiMarsico, Steve Edwards, Willie Givens, Bob Gould, Bob Griffin, Duane Hall, Doug Hanser, Dave Hoke, Leonard Holloway, head coach Bill Holmes, Pat Jarnagin, assistant coach Herb Johnson, Scott Johnson, John Kurtz, Dan Lamburth, trainer Dave Lang, Bill Lankford, Ralph Lee, Steve Luetjen, Dale Mason, Melvin Mathis, Tim McPherson, Tom Morrell, Glen Morelli, Mickey Neal, Jerry O’Dell, Bob O’Neal, Richard Ortmann, student coach Bill Pentland, Rick Perpich, Quentin Peters, Lerone Roberts, Richard Ross, Mike Scardina, Larry Shelton, Andy Stoll, John Stoll, Rick Stover, Dave Thornton, Greg Thurman, Bill Weber, David Williams, Gene Williams, Tom Williams 1975 baseball - Bob Bishop, Brad Brinkman, Charlie Brown, Rex Currin, Bob Gould, Jim Holtwick, Steve Kline, John Kurtz, Don McLean, coach Steve Phipps, Rick Rhodes, Dave Stoll, John Stoll, Rodney Young 1979 volleyball - Liz Fassler, Bonnie Ford, Linda Goetz, Peggy Gutjahr, Barb Hagerla, Sandy Jackson, Cindy Moon, Vicki Rees, coach Phyllis Richardson, Susan Schnakenberg, Carmen Smith, Kim Stoll, Robin Younger 2002 men’s cross country - Josphat Boit, James Kamau, Alex Kangethe Maina, Peter Mburu, William Ngetich, Carter Snow, Mark Stone, coach Gary Stoner

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Inductees are recognized during half-time of the football game.

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Greetings from the Board of Trustees Do you remember what caused you to enroll at Central rather than at some other institution? Like many other Central students, my parents had not attended college (I go back to the days when we were known as Central College), so our family faced a fairly common uncertainty. Catalogs in the high school library all seemed to sound alike and contained very little flavor. This was long before the electronic network could bring you face to face with any and every institution without leaving your computer screen. My connection with Central occurred in the peopleto-people way that worked so well a number of years ago. It is still one of our most valuable recruiting methods. Our Methodist minister was quite perceptive and intuitive, and provided valuable counseling to members of our youth group and their parents. When he became aware that I did not have a college plan, he promoted the idea of Central College to me and my parents and arranged for a Central representative to visit us. After two visits, which included arrangements for some work-earned financial assistance, the enrollment was completed. I believe it is fair to say that our minister enrolled me at Central. I cite this personal example because I think many of us could make better use of the power of personal contact in helping our university with the recruiting and enrollment process. There is value to be gained if we focus our efforts on identifying prospective students, as well as satisfaction in knowing they could benefit from the many opportunities that are available as a result of the Central experience, as we did. If you have children approaching college age, bring them to the campus for a visit. Talk about Central to their friends, to your friends’ children, and to anyone else who will listen. If you’re a teacher, Sunday School leader, or are involved in local youth programs, take the opportunity to promote the possibilities they will find available at Central Methodist University. Encourage them to look us up at www.centralmethodist.edu. Find out if they would like to learn more about Central Methodist University, then provide their name, address, phone number, and as much helpful information as possible to the CMU Office

of Admission by calling 1-877-CMU-1854 or e-mail admissions@centralmethodist.edu. This past September another new enrollment record was set at the Fayette campus. One key element in this increase was a substantial retention of students from the previous year. However, a slight decline occurred in the number of entering first-year students; we believe the impact of the current economic recession was the likely cause for this decline. Even though the decline was small, a continuing decline would have a negative impact on future years. To offset an enrollment drop, I hope all of us will become an active participant in the recruitment effort for Central Methodist University. Let me describe an example of what one person can do. Dr. John Hutcherson ’56, a cardiovascular specialist and a CMU trustee living in Denver, on his own initiative arranged to represent CMU at four college fairs in the Denver area. He had printed material and handouts available for distribution. As a result of his conversations with prospective students, he brought back a number of prospect cards that he delivered to the CMU Admissions Office at the October trustee meeting. One person – many prospects! In addition to recognizing and admiring John’s effort, let’s see what we can accomplish as individual recruiters. Today, quality students receive a quality educational experience at Central Methodist University, and we want as many students as possible to benefit from that experience – we can recommend our university with pride! I will never forget the name of the person that facilitated my entry to Central College – The Rev. Homer Ulysses Campbell, pastor of the Fifth Street Methodist Church in Sedalia, Mo. Neither will another young person whom you help guide to Central Methodist University ever forget your name. Happy Recruiting,

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CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES J. Bruce Addison ’66 Founder and President, Addison Biological Laboratory, Fayette, Mo. R. Frederick Alexander ’58, P’94, P’04 Farmer, Real Estate Developer, Fayette, Mo. Don V. Allemann ’60, Ph.D. Director retired, Biological Research, Agricultural Division, Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Greensboro, N.C. Robert F. Anderson CEO, Cardiovascular Provider Resource, Plano, Texas David P. Atkins, J.D. Executive Director, Missouri United Methodist Foundation, Columbia, Mo. Richard D. Bailey ’84 President, Armadillo Fire Safety Group, St. Louis, Mo.

Keith Gary ’82 Director of Program Development, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute Kansas City, Mo. Terry L. Henderson ’83, Vice Chair Assistant General Manager, Administration Bodine Aluminum, Troy, Mo. Jeffrey N. Hogenmiller ’70 Divisional Vice President retired, Corporate Human Resources Programs, Abbott Laboratories Principal, Gray Hair Management, Libertyville, Ill. John D. Hutcherson ’56, M.D. Cardiovascular Specialist, Englewood, Colo. Marianne E. Inman, Ph.D. President, Central Methodist University, Fayette, Mo.

Virginia Wood Bergsten ’59 Educator retired, Annandale, Va. The Reverend Gregory O. Chandler, Sr. ’76, Senior Pastor, World Outreach Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio Robert E. Courtney President retired, Business Supply Centers Inc., St. Louis, Mo. Glenn A. Cox, Chair President and COO retired, Phillips Companies, Bartlesville, Okla. The Reverend Dr. Richard Curry Assistant to the Bishop, Missouri Conference, United Methodist Church Columbia, Mo.

Timothy Jackman ’81 Vice President Claims Administration, Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance, Fayette, Mo. Janet L. Jacobs ’77 Chair of the Board and Executive Board Chair, Commercial Trust Company, Fayette, Mo. The Reverend Dr. David W. Kerr ’67, P’88 Senior Pastor, Salem-in-Ladue United Methodist Church, St. Louis, Mo. Brock M. Lutz Executive Vice President retired, Purina Mills, St. Louis, Mo.

W. Kirk Meyer ’83, Treasurer CFO, Don Chalmers Automotive Group, Albuquerque, N.M. Nancy Walker Peacock ’82, M.D., Board Secretary Oncologist, Nashville, Tenn. Robert T. “Tad” Perry ’65, Ph.D. Executive Director retired, South Dakota Higher Education Board of Regents, Pierre, S.D. Michael A. Scardina ’76 Assistant Vice President, Allstate Insurance Company, Vernon Hills, Ill. Bishop Robert C. Schnase Bishop, Missouri Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, Columbia, Mo. Deborah E. Sellmeyer ’87, M.D. Director, Metabolic Bone Center, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. Sondra Sercu Spalding ’57 Educator retired and Civic Leader, St. Louis, Mo., and Palm Harbor, Fla. James H. Steele ’64 Editor/owner, Wood Creek Media/ Fayette Newspapers, Fayette, Mo. J.B. Waggoner ’91 Managing Partner and Director of Business Development, Inovatia Laboratories, Fayette, Mo. Keith W. Young ’86, M.D. Psychiatrist, Santa Monica, Calif.

Nancy Ellis Consulting Systems Engineer retired, IBM, St. Louis, Mo. George Feaster President, Imperial Capital Corporation, Burleson, Texas Nina Furstenau Co-owner, À La Campagne, Fayette, Mo.

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Cultural Calendar - Spring 2010 The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art January 19 - March 4 The Wonderful World of Byron Smith, plus images in honor of Black History Month from the permanent collection January 24 Reception for the artist March 23 - May 13 The Scenic Moods of Stephen Rust, plus photography from the permanent collection March 26 Reception for the artist June 13 - July 22 The Art of Two Sisters: Works of Ann Schafer and Jane McDaniel, plus recent acquisitions June 13 Reception for the artists The Gallery is open from 1:30 to 4:30 on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

The Little Theatre March 4 - 6 The Cripple of Inishmaan, 7:30 p.m. March 7 The Cripple of Inishmaan, 2:00 p.m. April 22-24 When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?, 7:30 p.m. April 25 When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?, 1:00 p.m. April 26 The National Players: Much Ado About Nothing, 7:30 p.m. April 29-30 Michael Temple Capstone Directing Project, 7:30 p.m. June 25 - 26 H.M.S. Pinafore


The Swinney Conservatory of Music January 24 Faculty Recital: Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan (Soprano) & Dr. Barbara Hamel (Piano) Recital Hall 4:00 p.m. February 7 Senior Recital: Theresa Adams (Clarinet) & Sam Beide (Tuba) Recital Hall 4:00 p.m. February 12 Brass Invitational with the St. Louis Brass SACC/Dealy Rm. All day Concert by the St. Louis Brass SACC/Dealy Rm. 7:30 p.m. February 14 Choir sings in worship Linn Memorial 10:00 a.m. Senior Recital: Violet Vonder Haar Recital Hall 4:00 p.m. February 20 Opera: Italian Style, featuring one act opera buffa by Thomas Pasatieri, Signor Deluso and others Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. February 21 Opera: Italian Style, featuring one act opera buffa by Thomas Pasatieri, Signor Deluso and others Recital Hall 4:00 p.m. February 28 Senior Recital: Josh Atkins (Bassoon) & Elaine Stevenson (Mezzo Soprano) Recital Hall 4:00 p.m. March 5 Music Festival March 7 Choir sings in worship Linn Memorial 10:00 a.m. Senior Recital: Melissa Wincek (Alto Saxophone) and Amanda Reed (Soprano) Recital Hall 4:00 p.m. Senior Recital: Lauren Hardcastle (Soprano) Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. March 11-16 Band Tour March 28 Concert Band Concert Linn Memorial 4:00 p.m. April 11 Choir sings in worship Linn Memorial 10:00 a.m. Junior Recital: Lacey Eaton (Soprano) & TBA Recital Hall 4:00 p.m. April 15 American Music Recital Linn Memorial 7:30 p.m. April 17 Freshman/Sophomore Showcase Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. April 18 SAI sings in worship Linn Memorial 10:00 a.m. April 22 Jazz Band Concert Dealy Rm./SACC 7:30 p.m. April 25 Choir sings in worship Linn Memorial 10:00 a.m. Choir Concert Linn Memorial 4:00 p.m. May 1 Concert Band Concert Linn Memorial 7:30


Alumni news

CMU’s active alumni association Alumni can be so much more than graduates of Central Methodist University. Once you graduate, many opportunities to gather and remember your college days emerge. It may be easy to sit back and watch from a distance, but getting involved with the CMU Alumni Association and its events is a whole lot more fun! In addition to Homecoming (see pp. 5-13), the alumni of CMU have ample opportunity throughout the year to assemble for the fun of it and to provide service to the university. You might be surprised to see what your organization does!

Tailgating Tailgating for football and basketball games is always a popular activity, providing a chance to watch current CMU students compete. But more than that, it enables alumni to discover other former Central students who live or work in the same area, rekindling friendships and igniting new ones. Three tailgates were hosted this fall by the alumni association when the football Eagles played Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Evangel University in Springfield (shown above), and MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan. Besides alumni, many parents come to these events making for a festive and exciting atmosphere. Along with free food, a raffle is held for everyone in attendance. The “traveling bookstore” provides alumni the opportunity to update their Central wardrobe by purchasing CMU apparel. A tailgate has already been booked during the 2010 football season at William Jewell College in Liberty.

Providing Gifts to Students For several years now, the alumni association has given gifts to Central students to mark their collegiate rites of passage. All incoming freshmen on the Fayette campus, for instance, receive green and white CMU lanyards provided by the association as a practical welcome gift. Students use them to carry their keys and their CMU identification cards, which also serve as their meal tickets and means of entrance to their dorms. Gifts are also given by the alumni association four years later to graduates at the campuses at Fayette, Union and Park Hills. The graduates from Union and Park Hills then receive CMU lanyards. Fayette students, however, are given framed congratulations from 46

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St. Louis Zoo In its second year, the CMU Alumni Association’s Family Day at the St. Louis Zoo in June saw an increase in attendance. Almost 60 people (this seems to be our magic number) gathered at the River’s Edge in the zoo for a catered meal. Afterwards, the group went to the sea lion show, where they were allowed to stay after for some personal interaction with the sea lions and their trainer. Along with the sea lion show, everyone received complimentary tickets for the train and the carousel. Next year plans are in the works to go behind the scenes with one of the St. Louis Zoo’s professional zookeepers. Helping the alumni association sponsor this event is CMU Trustee Brock Lutz, a long-time docent at the zoo.

Les Bourgeois One of the most popular alumni events arrives each spring as we gather at the Les Bourgeois Winery A-Frame in Rocheport. This was the fourth year for this event, which is generally held the Thursday evening before the May Trustees’ meeting and just prior to Commencement. A buffet of light foods is available and people are also welcome to purchase beverages at the A-Frame. The association reserves tables on the bluffs over-looking the Missouri river, and we revel in spring and enjoy the views until the sun dips below the trees. This past spring 60 people attended this event.

Luetjen Golf Tournament Each summer brings the annual Dr. James Luetjen Golf Tournament, named in honor of Central’s longtime athletic director. The tournament is sponsored by Central’s athletic department, and many alumni play in the tournament every year. This July marked the 19th year of the event, which saw 110 players enjoy the beautiful day and the camaraderie of other Centralites. The event takes place at the Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville, also the home course of CMU’s newly established golf program. Next year’s Jim Luetjen (left) and J.W. Devine at this year’s Luetjen Golf Tournament

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tournament will be held July 16 at Hail Ridge.

Alumni Band Alumni Band is an annual event co-hosted by the Swinney Conservatory and the Alumni office. Every year alumni—from new graduates to veterans from the past five or six decades—troop back to campus for one intense day of rehearsals, culminating in a concert that is free and open to all. This year’s guest conductors were Bob Hansen ’67 and Bruce Barnett ’74. Some 60 alumni participated in this year’s Alumni Band. For those who were able to come in the night before, a reception was hosted by Jim Steele ’64, current president of the CMU Alumni Association. For decades, Alumni Band was held in February, adding an extra layer of excitement and uncertainty to the day. Through fair weather or foul, band members appeared, rehearsed, and performed. This year reason prevailed, and the date was changed to early summer, a more trustworthy time weatherwise but without students on campus.

In 2010, the Alumni Band will perform its annual concert in Fayette on June 19. The following day they have the honor of playing for the opening of the Missouri Bandmasters Association Annual Convention. These two events will kick off a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the CMU band! Other events during the year are supported by Central alumni, of course, including the Hairston Hall of Fame days, multiple networking and job assistance events through the James C. Denneny, Jr., Career Development Center, and health panels for pre-med students. Whatever your interest or level of physical activity, the Central Methodist University Alumni Association offers something for you. Whether getting to know current students and working with them or helping them plan for the future, or hanging out with old college friends and shooting the breeze, the alumni association can help you stay connected with CMU, your university.

Alumni Band: the Real Story

by Michael Humphrey’82

It’s the middle of June in Fayette, and as we all remember, it can get really hot. The question is “Why would a bunch of old codgers come back to Central in the MIDDLE OF JUNE?” The answer is simple. Alumni Band. A tradition started by the late Professor Keith House, it is continued today in the same manner. As Professor House would say at the concert, “Most of these people haven’t picked up their instrument in a year or more. They come here and for one day they learn literature and play a concert. I don’t know of any bands that do that.” Let me explain further. I, being of advancing years (snicker), decide I can handle it. I can get up a 6 a.m. to make it to Fayette by 8. Well, where the mind is willing, the body says FOOL! What in the world are you doing? The answer is: Coming Home. As I get closer to Fayette and Central, my heart starts to race. I know that I am not NEARLY the player of most of these people, but again, I shall persevere. I park my vehicle in the Lucky Parking Lot and proceed to the “venue,” the same place we have done concert upon concert upon concert. Linn Memorial is my destination. After signing in, I enter the church, and the sound of people chattering and warming up fills the air. I see a cross section from the recently graduated to the not-so-recently graduated. They come bearing instruments. Instruments that, well, have not seen the light of day for a while. We talk. We reminisce. We remember why we are here. We hear stories of Prof and laugh heartily. We play and make great music. I can still hear Prof on the podium saying “Man, its great to see all of you.” We are a very rare jewel. I looked on the internet and, to my surprise, we are one of six colleges that do this with concert music. Many universities have “Alumni Band” but it is for Marching Band. The idea of MARCHING at my age is just a tad scary. God knows, I’d crash and burn. I don’t need to hear people yelling GUIDE RIGHT at my age. We have been blessed to have great conductors. Joseph Labuta, Paul Montemurro, Lt. Cmdr. Charles Ervin, and for this year’s assemblage, two former students and legends in Missouri Music-- Bruce Barnett and Bob Hansen. We go through the motions. We play as we know how to. We give our 100 percent. We rehearse and, then, that evening, we have a concert. We play proudly. We play musically. But most of all, WE PLAY! I think back and I am filled with sadness and happiness. Sadness in that the man who started this is no longer with us. Happiness in that we can reconnect with our fellow “comrades in music” and know that we are the best musicians we can be. Yes, it’s blazing hot in Fayette. I think the band has sweated off more pounds than a group of fat boys in a Swedish Sauna. Yeah, the chops are turning into ground beef, but we continue. Prof would want it that way. My suggestion to all is, if you play, come and play. If you don’t, make a trip to Fayette to hear the band a “gotta do” next year. It is an experience that few have, but many should. As Prof would say, “Meet me at the stick.” Anytime, Prof. Anytime.


Dr. Joe Howell, President Emeritus of Central Methodist University, Dies Dr. Joe A. Howell, president emeritus of Central Methodist University, died Sept. 16, at the age of 78 in Nashville, Tenn. He was born on Oct. 27, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Dr. Howell retired in 1995 as the 24th president of Central Methodist after serving in that position – and as an ex-officio member of the Central Methodist Board of Trustees – for 18 years. In 1998 he went to the United Arab Emirates, where he was a member of the founding administration of Zayed University, a University for UAE national women. He received his B.S. from Southeast Missouri State and his M.A. and Ed. D. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. During his career in higher education, Dr. Howell authored six books, numerous published articles, and was a state and national leader of several educational organizations and fraternities. His professional career included teaching and coaching at Herculaneum, Mo.; Auburndale, Fla.; Aruba N.A.; serving as dean of men at Frederick College in Portsmouth, Va., and Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va.; vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and the University of South Florida in Tampa. He also served as vice president for development his last two years at U.S.F. During his tenure as president, Dr. Howell was instrumental in establishing Central Methodist’s “2 Plus 2 Program” – a pioneer effort in Missouri higher education whereby a private college (Central Methodist) was able to partner with a public community college (Mineral Area College), enabling MAC students with associate’s degrees to complete a four-year degree from Central Methodist while remaining on their home campus. The first such program with MAC began in the fall of 1989. Over the next 20 years, Central Methodist expanded the program to include partnerships with three additional community colleges on five campuses, which are located in Poplar Bluff, Union, Sedalia, Clinton and Lake of the Ozarks. “The establishment of the first partnership between a four-year private and a two-year public college in Missouri may very well be the most strategic contribution of Dr. Howell’s presidency to Central’s ongoing growth and development,” said Dr. Marianne Inman, president of CMU. “In this state we are known as the pioneer in the public-private partnership model of higher education, and we are all deeply grateful for the vision and hard work that brought this concept to reality and that set us on the path that has led to Central’s current educational offerings in some 125 communities around Missouri.” In October of 1977, shortly after he became president of the University, Dr. Howell established Central Methodist University’s Hall of Sponsors Scholarship program that now provides endowed scholarships for more than 130 CMU students each academic year. He and his wife, Pan, continued to sponsor the Joe A. and Pan Howell Hall of Sponsors Scholarship established in their name in 1988 by Mrs. Helen Spiese to honor Dr. Howell’s service as the 24th president of Central Methodist College (now CMU). Dr. Howell is survived by his wife, Pan (Clippard) Howell; a daughter, Kim (Howell) Beible, and her two sons, Zak and Joe, raised with her late husband, Ron; a son, Kurt Howell, and his wife, Cindy, and their two children, Hayley and Hunter; a brother, Tim Howell, and his wife, Kath; and two grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Memorials to the Joe A. and Pan Howell Hall of Sponsors Scholarship may be sent to: Central Methodist University, 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, Mo 65248. 48

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Alumni news What a great, spirit-filled Homecoming we had on Oct. 3 — complete with a football victory and dedication of a splendid new athletic facility. In keeping with our commitment to be a working, hands-on group of folks, many of your Alumni Association Board of Directors were out in force before the parade to help staff the welcome center next to the newspaper office. We also took part in a myriad of other activities throughout the weekend. These included presentation of a memorial resolution honoring Dean T and special recognitions for the Class of 1959. It was a real joy to see so many returning alumni, and I hope you’ll take a moment – today – to protect next year’s Homecoming date, Oct. 9, 2010. This past Homecoming was the 50th reunion for the Class of ’59, and what a phenomenal group they are. Over the years they’ve raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for CMU scholarships and other causes.

During halftime ceremonies the Alumni Association recognized these folks as our 2009 “Alumni Heroes” and special color photo montages have been given to those who were here, with additional ones mailed to the others. Congratulations to the Class of 1959! Two parting reminders: We have two vacancies open on the Alumni Board and a number of Class Agent slots open as well. If you’re interested in either, contact me or Director of Alumni Relations Tracy Crowe Jones. Our next board meeting will take place on campus Jan. 16. I wish for each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season. May you be blessed with good health and surrounded by loved ones during this special time of year. And when writing those yearend checks, let’s not forget CMU.

Jim Steele, president CMU Alumni Association

Upcoming Alumni Events Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m. – Christmas Party in St. Louis at the home of Amanda Culbertson Kraemer ’03 and Trent Kraemer ‘02 Jan. 28, 5:00 p.m. – Reception at MMEA conference, Tan-Tar-A March 11-16 – Band Tour April 23-25 – Reunion Weekend honoring the classes of 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955 and 1960. Class agents are still needed! Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Awards presented on 24th April 29, 5:00 p.m. – Alumni & Friends gathering at Les Bourgeois Winery in Rocheport, Mo. June 19 – Alumni Band, Kicking off the celebration for the 100th anniversary of the CMU band June 20 – Alumni Band performs at the Missouri Bandmasters’ Association annual meeting June 23-27 – Juneaway to New York City with Dr. Joe Geist. (The trip is currently full, but if you’d like to get on the waiting list, contact Tracy Jones at tjones@centralmethodist.edu.) Fall 2009

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New alumni board members answer the call The CMU Alumni Association Board of Directors has recently added several new members, including the following: Amanda Culbertson-Kraemer ’03 works in brand management for Nestle Purina PetCare managing communications for the ALPO brand of dog food. Her interest in service on the board stems from a great undergraduate experience and an interest in increasing the connections among alumni and the mentorship opportunities between alums and current students. She enjoys traveling, cooking, entertaining and volunteering. Wendy Dickey ’09 is working on her master’s degree in political science at Kansas State University and is employed as a teaching assistant

and advisor for the political science department. She is a lifelong resident of Fayette and has strong family ties to CMU. Wendy joined the Alumni Board to keep in touch with the CMU community and be a part of the institution that has been a part of her family’s life for so many years. Whalen George ’09 is the Director of Campus Ministry at CMU. Married on June 6, 2009, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Dionne. He also broadcasts most of CMU’s men’s and women’s basketball games over the internet. David Hutchison ’07 is the associate pastor at Lee’s Summit UMC and a third year student at Saint Paul School of Theology. He is married to Sarah (Wehrman) ’06. David is on the

board because he had an incredible experience at CMU and wants to help make the same, and more, possible for generations of students to come. Bill Jacobs ’52 is a retired Air Force chaplain and retired United Methodist pastor. He now serves as senior pastor at a retirement community. CMU gave him his start in ministry and he believes his board membership helps him give back for the next generation.

CMU Alumni Association Board of Directors Bill Jacobs ’52 Apt. 2202 5100 John D. Ryan Road San Antonio, TX 78245 bill@converg.org Dee (Bland) Woodward ’55 303 N. Linn Fayette, MO 65248 dee.woodward@sbcglobal.net Jim Steele ’64, President 319 Corprew St. Fayette, MO 65248 jsteele@woodcreekmedia.com Judy (Engel) Rethwisch ’65, Vice President 1719 Stemwood Way Fenton, MO 63026 judyreth@aol.com Carolyn (Summers) Perry ’66 2312 Whispering Shores Dr. Ft. Pierre, SD 57532 cp3@pie.midco.net Larry Anderson ’67 604 N. Church St. Fayette, MO 65248 landerso@centralmethodist. edu 50

Denise Lizenby ’78 1125 S. Rock Hill Rd. Webster Groves, MO 63119 dclizenby@att.net

Scott Tackett ’00 5835 Eureka Rd. Excelsior, MN 55331 stackett@sjm.com

Tim Puyear ’85 1300 N.W. Porter Drive Blue Springs, MO 64015 tpuyear1@comcast.net

Amanda CulbertsonKraemer ’03 1089 W. Frisco Ave. Oakland, MO 63122 amandaculbertsonkraemer@ gmail.com

Todd Phillips ’91 705 Jackson St. Macon, MO 63552 titaniumtsp@gmail.com Mike “Bundy” Auchly ’92 85 Bundy Lane Montgomery City, MO 63361 logcab92@yahoo.com Mindy Gregory ’93 1181 Villa Flora Dr. O’Fallon, MO 63366 mingregory@aol.com Samantha CardwellWard ’96 941 Hesters Crossing, 2601 Round Rock, TX 78681 samantha.ward@ wardspeaking.com

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David Hutchison ’07 3381 N.W. Chipman Rd. Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 hutch_and_such@hotmail. com

Whalen George ’09 411 Central Methodist Square Fayette, MO 65248 wgeorge@centralmethodist. edu Tracy Crowe Jones ’94 Alumni Director/Secretary 411 Central Methodist Square Fayette, MO 65248 tjones@centralmethodist.edu

Todd Oberlin ’07 4813 Aztec Blvd. Columbia, MO 65202 todd.oberlin@gmail.com Lizz (Platt) Reinert ’07 701 S.W. Nelson Grain Valley, MO 64029 eplatt@centralmethodist.edu Wendy Dickey ’09 1319 Houston St. Manhattan, KS 66502 wjustine@ksu.edu

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Alumni news Newsmakers Robert Payne ’39 was recently honored by the Kiwanis Club of Oakland, Calif., for his many achievements. Robert Garst ’41 was honored with the Edwin P. Hubble Medal of Initiative for his philanthropic work in Marshfield, Mo. He currently resides in Midland, Texas.

fourth consecutive year, has been selected by peer-review survey to The Best Lawyers in America 2010 list in the field of labor and employment law. Georgia (Eichelberger) Degitz ’69 was a featured artist at the show “Nature’s Marvelous Miracles” at John Wood Community College in Quincy, Ill.

C. Herbert Duncan ’52 was inducted into the Missouri Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame.

Larry Tucker ’69 is managing attorney for the Kansas City office of Armstrong Teasdale LLC, a firm with nearly 250 lawyers in offices across the United States and China.

Dr. Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr. ’55 delivered the keynote address at the meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 6, 2009. His topic was “Latin American History: Reflections on a Half-Century of Teaching and Research.”

John Cheary ’70 is serving as president of the Show Me The Business Branson chapter of Business Networking International. Additionally, his agency, Affordable Moving Services, was number five in sales in June out of 320 nationwide moving agencies.

Shirley Gentry ’57 received honorable mention in a Mid-America Mensa writing contest. Jim “Spider” Clatworthy ’59, most recent owner of the family-owned Clatworthy’s Readyto-Wear, closed its doors this summer after serving Fayette and the surrounding communities for 73 years. Maurice Graham ’60 is listed in the “BetThe-Company Litigation” category in The Best Lawyers in America 2010, selected solely by the founding editor of Best Lawyers. Linda (Browning) Weis ’60 and husband Jerry received the annual Award of Harmony given by the Little Apple Barbershop Chorus in Manhattan, Kan. The honor is given to civic, business, religious, and political professionals or non-professionals who through their daily living and volunteer service have enhanced and enriched the community. Roger “Dusty” Shaw Jr. ’63 is serving on the board of directors of the West Plains Bank and Trust Company. Kenneth O’Brian ’64 was sworn in to the Fayette City Council on April 22, 2009. Paul King ’68, Springfield attorney, for the

Former Governor Roger Wilson ’71 is Acting CEO of Missouri Employers Mutual, the largest provider of workers compensation insurance in Missouri. Doug Smith ’72 was inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Smith started the girls basketball program at Hermann High School in 1979 and went on to win several district and sectional championships. In 1986 his team was the 2A MSHSAA state champion. Glen Lewis ’74 lives in Homestead, Fla., and is executive director of projects at Ocean Reef Club, an exclusive private club in a gated community with three championship 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts, a world class marina for 175 yachts, a private airport, a hospital, 12 restaurants, and a luxury 150-room lodge with a conference center, retail stores and office facilities. Gene Rauscher ’74 has been named teacher of the year at Hancock High School in St. Louis County. Gene is currently the director of instrumental music for the Hancock Place School District, and has recently completed six years as the chairman of the Fine Arts Department there. He holds a Master of Music Education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis Campus, where he was named Graduate Marshal of the August Class of 2007. Gene lives in Shrewsbury, Mo., with his wife, Molly McGrath. Judy Swift ’74 is a service quality analyst for Xactware in Utah. She designs, sells, and supports estimating software for insurance companies and contractors. Joan (Edwards) Zimmerman ’74 lives in Cameron, Mo., and works as a licensed clinical social worker for The Family Conservancy.

Camilla (Womack) Dollins, Susan (Welsh) Wright, and Lana (Hellberg) Clark all from the class of 1965 met for the first time after 44 years this fall.

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Ruth (Henderson) Sears ’76 retired as general attorney-wholesale sales from AT&T after a 29-year career in Topeka, St. Louis, and Dallas. She plans to volunteer, work at her church and travel.

Norris Smith ’58 and wife Gail visiting about old Central days with Larry ’58 and Nancy (Woodward) ’63 Drebes in Naples, Fla. Ed Lammers ’78 is the director of bands and a music instructor at Allen Community College in Iola, Kan. Cindy (Gullett) Reed ’79 handles corporate sales and marketing for Rolling Oaks Hospitality in Springfield, Mo. She recently was elected president of Greater Ozarks Business and Professional Women. John Robertson ’79, superintendent for Hallsville Public Schools, continues to perform, including a recent appearance with Henry Clay and the Full-Grown Men at the Columbia Roots ‘N Blues ‘N BBQ Festival. Joe Bex ’82 is serving as mayor of Fayette, Mo. This is in addition to managing special events for the Missouri State Teachers Association. David Ross ’82 is an assistant coach in the University of Texas-San Antonio football program. Jeff Sherman ’83 was inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Susan (Rampy) Stegeman ’84 rapelled down the side of the Tiger Hotel in Columbia, Mo., to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics. She is the longest-serving employee of Special Olympics Missouri, working there for 18 years, currently as the chief development officer. Mike Dimond ’85 was sworn in to the Fayette City Council on April 22, 2009.

Richard Lemen ’67 has been appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health. For 26 years he served in the United States Public Health Service, most recently as Assistant Surgeon General and Deputy Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Since retiring he has served as a consultant on occupational safety and health issues and also as a faculty member at the Emory University School of Public Health.

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Alumni news tic clinic in Oak Grove, Mo. He focuses on sports injuries and health for the whole family. Jeanne (Allen) Kuhlman ’95 is assistant principal at the Raymore-Peculiar Freshman Center.

Alumni and friends attend the “Fayette Holiday Bowl” annually, an unofficial alumni event they created and organize. The 2010 event is planned for January 2. Contact Justan at jblair@ centralmethodist.edu for more information. Lying down: Carter Snow ’04; front row: (l-r) Tisha Flaherty Clark ’01, Michael Kamami ’05, Scott Skinner ’02, Rick Collier ’02; back row: Julie Lossos, Kendal Clark ’02, Justan Blair ’05, Micah Beatty ’03, Chris Buckman ’01, Eliud Ngugi ’01.

Jennifer (Lashley) Clark ’86 is the vice president of program development for Temm & Associates, Inc. in Phoenix, Ariz. Michael Ponder ’86 of Cape Girardeau, Mo., was appointed to the Missouri State Board of Education in March 2009. Kelly (Farrell) Sutherland ’87 recently graduated with a doctorate in education. She is the principal at Fair Grove Elementary School near Springfield in southwest Missouri. Theresa (Roswurm) Christian ’90 received her doctorate in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the principal at Triway Middle School in the East Newton R-6 School District. Leslie (Peters) Reardon ’91 is the principal at the newly opened Hannah Cole Primary School in the Boonville School District. Chuck Davis ’93 is an environmental maintenance technician with Mike’s Lawn Service. He lives with his wife and three children in St. Louis.

Daniela (Csicsayova) LeGrotte ’96 became a U.S. citizen on Sept. 17, 2009. Jeff Brackman ’97 is the assistant principal at Boonville High School.

Ryan Neal ’97 is principal at Eldon High School. Eldonda “Tito” Davis ’98 is Commander of the 172nd Chemical Company located in Ft. Riley, Kan. Kelly (Lollar) Mabery ’98 is a transfer admissions officer at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. John Oberlin ’99 is a pediatric fellow in endocrinology through Washington University at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He has also been promoted to the rank of Major in the U.S. Air Force. Nile Thudium ’99 is the head football coach at Brookfield High School. Travis Troyer ’99 is assistant principal at Versailles Middle School. April (Smith) Ash ’00 is teaching science at Jefferson City High School. Brian Ash ’00 is teaching and coaching baseball at Jefferson City High School.

Michelle Merk ’03 received her master’s degree in school counseling from Stephens College and is a title I preschool teacher with Columbia Public Schools at Park Avenue Child and Family Development Center. Tony Townley Jr. ’03 is the site manager for the Community Blood Center in Jefferson City, Mo. Amy (Barbero) Townley ’04 is enjoying being a stay at home mom raising their two children. Zach Schneider ’03 is the head football coach for Washington High School. Dru (Pyron) and Adam Caldwell, both class of ’04, have moved back to the St. Louis area. Adam is a student at Asbury Theological Seminary. Dru is teaching music at Parkway School. Anna Steel ’04 recently received her juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Ashley Backers ’06 works as a parent educator for the Jefferson Public Schools. Whitney Howser ’06 received her master’s degree in nutrition and exercise science from Southeast Missouri State University. She is an athletic trainer for cross country, track and field, and volleyball at Southern Illinois University. Amanda (Schwennesen) Jones ’06 graduated in May from Southwest Baptist University with a doctor of physical therapy degree. She is a physical therapist at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City. Ashley Kreek ’06 received her MBA from Stephens College and is the payroll clerk for Emery Sapp & Sons. Jeromy McDowell ’06 is the head football coach at North County High School. Adam Huckfeldt ’07 recently graduated from EMT training and plans to attend paramedic school. Kristina (Lemmons) Placentia ’07 is a lead teacher at the Goddard School in Chesterfield, Mo.

Ken Oliver ’93 is the athletic director at Texas A&M University - Kingsville.

Stephanie (Metcalf) Shafer ’00 teaches fifth grade at Prairie Home School.

Delia Remington ’93 is the library evening supervisor at Central Methodist University.

Kirby Spayde ’00 is teaching music in Branson, Mo. He recently moved to Ozark, Mo.

Amanda (Maassen) Rowe ’07 received her master’s degree in education from Columbia College. She teaches special education at Mexico High School.

Deacon Windsor ’93 is principal at South Shelby High School in Shelbina, Mo.

Elizabeth (Golden Johnmeyer) Conrow ’01 is the school nurse for the New Franklin Public Schools.

Jacob “Andre” Anders ’08 recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

Stacy (Veihl) Huffington ’94 teaches the new intermediate 3-5 physical education in the Centralia R-VI School District.

Stephanie Harman ’02 is teaching chemistry at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Mo.

Jennifer (Yager) Espenschied ’08 teaches second grade in the Sturgeon R-V School District.

Rich Newman ’02 is working with a nutritional program and company in Africa.

Jody Grasher ’95 opened his own chiroprac-

Kyle Schroer ’02 teaches sixth grade social studies in the Moberly School District.

Kenneth Hunter ’08 works in inside sales for commercial projects for Wholesale Electric in Houston, Texas.

Jeff Dodson ’94 is principal at Jefferson City High School.

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J.T. Jarnegan ’96 led his team, The Locker Room, to win the gold medal in the men’s basketball competitive division at the Missouri Show-Me State Games. He is an information technology specialist and lives in Barnhart, Mo.

Jessi (Vanderfeltz) Cater ’03 is the Title I teacher at Prairie Home School.

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Alumni news Geoff Karhoff ’08 teaches eighth grade American history in the Stockton School District. Steven King ’08 is in the MBA program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is an associate advisor for Waddell and Reed. Nancy Sikobe ’08 is the head volleyball coach at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. Tim Vinson ’08 teaches special education and is the assistant baseball coach at Iberia High School. Katie Cummings ’09 is an administrative assistant at the University of Missouri Hospital. Wendy Dickey ’09 is working as a research assistant in the master of arts program in political science at Kansas State University. Carissa Dye ’09 is a graduate nurse at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Mo. Amy Elliott ’09 teaches eighth grade English and reading in the California R-1 School District. Dustin Fox ’09 teaches social studies at the Monroe City R-1 High School. Ashley Garing ’09 is with the Harrisburg Teaching and Learning Center as a preschool teacher. Whalen George ’09 is the director of campus ministry at Central Methodist University. Mike Gerber ’09 is a nurse for University of Missouri Health Care. Matt Jankowski ’09 is the recreation manager for the city of Globe, Ariz. Rebecca Kempf ’09 teaches preschool in the Morgan Country R-2 School District. Kyle McClain ’09 is a financial planner for Northwestern Mutual in Columbia, Mo. Matthew McClenahan ’09 works for Aflac as an independent associate in Columbia, Mo. Leslie Meyers ’09 is a registered nurse at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Mo. Erin Moore ’09 works at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo., as a nurse. Zach Niemeier ’09 is a bank officer at Commercial Trust Company in Harrisburg, Mo. Rene Offineer ’09 is a registered nurse in the

Ledgyr Michael Conrow, son of Sonny & Elizabeth (Golden) Conrow ‘01, sporting his Eagle gear at Homecoming 2009.

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Chelsey Yoakum ’09 is an elementary school teacher in the Waynesville School District.

Jamar Parrish ’09 is a paraprofessional and assistant football coach at the Clinton County R-III High School. He is also a personal trainer with Parrish Training Co. in Eldon, Mo.

Ian Young ’09 is a teacher for Sylvan Learning in Lawrence, Kan.

Josh Reed ’09 is teaching music for the Northeast Vernon County R-I School District. Sarah Smith ’09 is teaching music and is a special education aide in the Phelps County School District. Theodore John Soenksen, III M.S. ’09 is the instructor of the Academic Success Center and assistant football coach at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. Eric Ulmer ’09 is a sales consultant with Service Magic. He lives in Shawnee Mission, Kan. Justin Wisdom ’09 is a teacher and assistant coach at Belton High School. Lindsey Wood ’09 teaches second grade at South Park Elementary in the Moberly Public School District.

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Jessie Zuber ’09 signed with the Philadelphia Phillies and in August reported to the Phillies rookie team in Florida.

Marriages Dee (Bland) Wyckoff and Lee Woodward, both class of ’55, were married July 26, 2009. Dorris (Porter) Bante ‘64 and Gerald Stephenson were married July 4, 2009. Angie Hoover ’97 and Emmet Rogers ’09 were married June 17, 2009. Jeanie Wolfmeier ’00 and Jon Peschka were married June 6, 2009. Amy Ketchum ’02 and Tyrone Midgyett were married Sept. 27, 2008. Laura Hilton ’03 and Jeremy Blevins were married April 18, 2009. Susan Heffner ’04 and Brent Boss were married June 20, 2009. Jennifer Milner ’04 and John Woltman were married April 26, 2009. Erica Tucker ’06 and Walter Conrow were mar-

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Amanda Maassen ’07 and Joseph David Rowe were married June 20, 2009. Seth Brimer ’08 and Whitney Brown were married June 14, 2009. Rhiannon Monnig ’08 and Kale Brucks were married Sept. 12, 2009. Sean Pridgeon ’08 and Amia Rulo were married Sept. 12, 2009. Alex Redecker ’08 and Sara Rieger were married July 11, 2009. Gina Cleeton ’09 and Nicholas Mason were married June 7, 2008.

Julie Shahan ‘09 and Cody Atchley ’10 were married June 27, 2009.

critical care unit at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Mo.

Krystle Peterson ’09 is a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at DePeres Hospital in St. Louis.

Kristina Lemmons ’07 and Nathan Placentia were married April 1, 2009.

Dionne Francis and Whalen George, both class of ’09, were married June 6, 2009.

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Jason Pax ’09 works at Alfermann, Gray, & Co. as a staff accountant.

William Zwikelmaier ’06 and Lauren Ramsay were married July 25, 2009.

Suzanne Ware ’09 and Clifton Stockhorst were married July 11, 2009.

Births Mary Rutherford Lawrence ’50 announces the birth of her granddaughter, Keeley Rae, born July 12, 2009. John Gawason ’71 and wife Sally Ann announce the birth of their granddaughter, Caleigh Catherine Palmer, born Oct. 29, 2008. Leslie (Reynolds) ’75 and husband John Craig ’74 announce the birth of their first grandson, Logan Craig Bullar, born June 4, 2009. Shawn (Bonar) ’92 and husband Bill Wells ’90 announce the birth of their daughter, Avalyn Ray, born Sept. 1, 2009. Shawn Sprick ’93 and wife Kerry announce the birth of their son, Hunter, born Jan. 28, 2009. Mark Christian ’94 and wife Jess announce the birth of their daughter, Lydia Tess, born June 26, 2009. Felicia (Gibb) Netolicky ’95 and husband Eric announce the birth of their son, Caleb Levi, born Aug. 26, 2009. Patti Williamson-Hughes ’96 and husband Kevin announce the birth of their daughter, Isabel Mae, born March 15, 2009. Lori (Erickson) Rook ’97 and husband Kanin announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Anna, born March 18, 2009. Jeremy Booth ’99 and wife Kathleen announce the birth of their son, Corbin Lee, born April 29, 2009.

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Alumni news Jennifer (Baker) Gill ’99 and husband Matt announce the birth of their daughter, Breanna Hope, born April 22, 2009. April (Walker) Nabors ’99 and husband Shannon announce the birth of their son, Thor, born June 20, 2008. April (Smith) ’00 and husband Brian Ash ’99 announce the birth of their son, Nolan Brian, born May 1, 2009. Elizabeth (Golden) Conrow ’01 and husband Sonny announce the birth of their son, Ledgyr Michael, born June 22, 2009. Carolyn (Shepard) and husband Aaron Money, both class of ’01, announce the birth of their son, Anthony Carlo, born June 29, 2009. Brandy (Thomas) Padberg ’01 and husband Matt announce the birth of their son, Barrett Cooper, born May 15, 2009. Kyle Schroer ’02 and wife Jamie Lynn announce the birth of their daughter, Haley Lynn, born Jan. 16, 2009. Melanie (Granneman) Mendenhall ’03 and husband Ford announce the birth of their son, Ford William, born Aug. 18, 2009. Whitney (Carver) ’03 and husband Sean Meyer ’02 announce the birth of their son, Grant Richard, born April 10, 2009. Meghan (Spase) Sublett ’04 and husband Sterling announce the birth of their son, Nash Gregory, born Sept. 9, 2009. Amy (Barbero) ’04 and husband Tony Townley Jr. ’03 announce the birth of their son, Tony Gavin, born Feb. 13, 2009. Jason Utlaut ’04 and wife Susan announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Elizabeth, born on Oct. 12, 2009. Jocelyn (Lewton) and husband Jimmie Wheeler, both class of ’05, announce the birth of their son, Jacen Dane, born Aug. 3, 2009. Adam Monnig ’08 and wife Candice announce the birth of their daughter, Alexis Marie, born May 13, 2009.

Julia (Jenner) Savina ’38 of Northfield, Minn., died Nov. 2, 2009. Mrs. Savina attended Central College along with her brothers, William ’38 and Charles ’41. In 2000, she and her brother, Bill, established the Edwin A. Jenner and Elizabeth May Brown Jenner Hall of Sponsors Scholarship in memory of her parents. Her father taught at Central from 1920-1942 and upon his retirement was named professor of biology emeritus. Mrs. Savina spent many years teaching math and science at the junior and senior high school levels. She also served her community through her involvement in numerous organizations and was an avid world traveler. Farley Paul ’39 of Ashland, Mo., died April 27, 2009. Eileen (Gentry) Smith ’39 of St. Charles, Mo., died June 5, 2009.

1940 James Hornback ’40 of St. Louis, Mo., died Aug. 11, 2009. Virginia (Sherman) Miller ’40 of Columbia, Mo., died July 8, 2009. Charles Eaker ’41 of Dallas, Texas, died Oct. 5, 2008. John Launius ’42 of Bloomfield, Mo., died Dec. 13, 2008. Earl Wilson ’42 of Hannibal, Mo., died April 20, 2009. Don Jackson ’43 of Richmond, Mo., died July 25, 2009. Helen (Jones) Thompson ’43 of Overland Park, Kan., died Sept. 18, 2009. James “J.C.” Patrick ’43 of Decatur, Ill., died April 30, 2009. James “Dean T” Thogmorton ’43 of Fayette, Mo., died July 17, 2009. (See article on page 14.)

Warren Head '33 of Palmyra, Mo., died June 19, 2009. Warren and his wife, Katherine, funded The Head Family Library Entrance to the Smiley Memorial Library restoring the entrance to its original historic appearance. Mr. Head is one of 13 family members to have attended CMU.

Berry Morton '37 of San Antonio, Texas, died July 9, 2009. Dr. Morton is survived by his wife, Florence (Puckett) '37 and daughter, Lucinda (Morton) Williams '71. In 2007, Dr. and Mrs. Morton established a Hall of Sponsors scholarship in memory of her father, Dean E. P. Puckett.

1950 Melvin Block ’50 of Montgomery City, Mo., died Aug. 31, 2009. Betty “Joyce” (Mildred) Meyer ’50 of O’Fallon, Mo., died May 31, 2009. Keith Davis ’51 of Springfield, Mo., died July 17, 2009. Robert Marshall ’52 of North Port, N.Y., died April 2, 2008. Charlotte (Carter) Welborn ’52 of Columbia, Mo., died June 16, 2009. Norman Worrell ’53 of Wheatland, Mo., died Feb. 9, 2009. James Turley ’58 of Louisiana, Mo., died July 25, 2009. Carolyn (Yoder) Hemmerla ’59 of Wentzville, Mo., died June 19, 2009.

1960 Mary (Smith) Andresen ’60 of Mexico, Mo., died July 28, 2009. William Bloom, Jr. ’60 of Mandeville, La., died June 5, 2009.

Joseph Savage ’45 of North Sioux City, S.D., died Aug. 2, 2009.

Frank Yoder ’60 of Spring Hill, Tenn., died Sept. 6, 2008.

Betty (Taggart) Bruner ’48 of Little Rock, Ark., died May 7, 2009.

Gerald Pittman ’61 of Troy, Mo., died July 8, 2009.

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Frank Wissmann ’48 of Alhambra, Calif., died June 10, 2009.

Jackie (Dale) Cordray ’62 of Brookfield, Mo., died March 6, 2009.

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Richard “Joe” Teeley ’48 of Wenatchee, Wash., died July 25, 2009.

Luther Van Cleve II ’62 of Katy, Texas, died Jan. 15, 2009.

Margaret (Crawford) Canter ’33 of Columbia, Mo., died April 26, 2009.

Doris (Steele) De la Roche ’49 of Florissant, Mo., died July 21, 2009.

Joseph Allen ’63 of St. Peters, Mo., died June 25, 2009.

Frances (Lockridge) Harris ’33 of Independence, Mo., died April 29, 2009.

Sally (Brownfield) Marshall ’49 of Shawnee, Kan., died April 28, 2009.

Wayne Paeth ’65 of St. Charles, Mo., died April 26, 2009.

Elizabeth (Burry) Haynes ’37 of Richmond, Mo., died Sept. 29, 2009.

Joe Scott ’49 of Tipton, Mo., died Sept. 14, 2009.

Peggy (Young) Spencer ’68 of Seattle, Wash., died Feb. 26, 2009.

Jamar Parrish ’09 and wife Tara announce the birth of their son, Andrew Donnell, born in Nov. 2008.

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Alumni news Michael Barrett ’69 of St. Louis, Mo., died Sept. 30, 2009.

Jean Leech of Fayette, Mo., died Sept. 11, 2009. She was the wife of Maurice Leech ’34; the sister of James Painter ’40, Monroe Painter ’55, Charles Painter ’59, and Louise (Painter) Smith ’58 (Ted ’57); mother of Shirley Leech ’61, Sandra (Leech) Ward ’64 (Carter ’67), Mark Leech ’68 (Sharon (Graves) ’68), and Larry Leech ’70 (Carol); grandmother of Susan (Ward) Emory ’97 (Matthew ’04), Joshua Ward ’98 (Bridget), and Andy Leech ’99 (Kim); and aunt of Terry Painter ’66. Funds in memory of Mrs. Leech are being designated for the Dr. and Mrs. Maurice Leech Hall of Sponsors Scholarship at CMU.

Stephen Davis ’69 of Kansas City, Mo., died Aug. 12, 2009.

1970 Bruce Northcutt ’70 of St. Louis, Mo., died Jan. 3, 2009. Cathie Lee (Locke) VanMatre ’72 of Columbia, Mo., died Sept. 4, 2009. Rick Berry ’73 of Farmington, Mo., died April 27, 2009. Steven Anderson ’76 of Glasgow, Mo., died May 14, 2009.

Sonia Sunoo of Los Angeles, Calif., died Aug. 12, 2009. She was dean of women at Central Methodist in the late 1960s. She leaves her husband, Dr. Harold Sunoo, CMU professor emeritus of history and political science, and two sons, Jan ’68 and Cooke ’67.

Debra (Gardner) Harris ’76 of Marshall, Mo., died July 14, 2009. Suzanne (Miles) Schneider ’76 of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died March 29, 2009.

1990 Curtis Satterlee ’93 of Brunswick, Mo., died July 5, 2009.

2000 Clarke “Cody” Stretz ’07 of Columbia, Mo., died Oct. 2, 2009. Georgette Tillett ’08 of St. Roberts, Mo., died June 17, 2009. Michael Crowley, Jr. ’12 of Fayette, Mo., died Sept. 13, 2009.

John Shackelford, friend of the University and husband of Lucy (Eason) ’42, of Jacksonville, Fla., died April 6, 2009. Mr. Shackelford was a devoted partner to his wife and together they funded the e-classroom in T. Berry Smith 308 as well as designated locations in the Student and Community Center and within our athletic facilities.

Friends of Central

Bishop Eugene Frank of Kansas City, Mo., trustee of Central Methodist University from 1958-1973, died Oct. 13, 2009. In 1956, he was the youngest bishop elected into the Methodist Church. Upon his death at 101 years of age, he was the oldest United Methodist bishop. Mr. Frank was also the first president of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church. Throughout his years of service, he was a passionate advocate for social justice and racial equality.

Rev. Arthur Fulbright of Greenwood, Ark., died Aug. 15, 2009. Rev. Philip Niblack of Manchester, Mo., died Aug. 28, 2009. The Rev. Marvin E. Niblack Memorial Scholarship was established in 1977 in memory of his father.

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Robert Smith, husband of Jane Todd Smith ’39, of Valley Park, Mo., died June 26, 2009. Dr. Merle Welshans of Chesterfield, Mo., and long-time supporter of CMU, died Sept. 26, 2009.

Former Faculty and Staff Joe Howell, former president of Central Methodist University, of Franklin, Tenn., died Sept. 16, 2009. (See article on page 48.) Marvin Mueller, instructor at CMU at Union, and of Wildwood, Mo., died July 4, 2009.

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Mary Tausch of Fayette, Mo., died Oct. 3, 2009. Mary and her husband, Dr. Harry Tausch, were both faculty members at CMU. Their daughters, Jeannie Tausch and Betty (Tausch) Atchison Nickel, are both class of ’78.

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Dr. James Luetjen Golf Tournament

4-Person Scramble $100 per person Registration 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start 9:00 a.m.

Friday, July 16, 2010 at Hail Ridge Golf Course Boonville, MO Register online at www.centralmethodist.edu/cmathletics Contact Sherry Wells for more information at 660-248-6346

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by Stephanie Lewis, director of development

Higher education is often viewed as the ticket to success and opportunity, but for many, that ticket comes with a hefty price. The cost of a college education in today’s economy may be seen as purely unobtainable. However, Central Methodist University offers many opportunities for you to help tomorrow’s leaders obtain a high quality education. Currently, over 90% of all current students on Central’s Fayette campus receive some sort of institutional aid. Gifts to the Central Excellence Fund, endowed scholarships, awards, planned gifts, etc. from loyal donors make this possible. Gifts to the Central Excellence Fund have the most immediate impact on our current students. These unrestricted gifts provide scholarships, faculty development funds, upgrades to campus facilities, etc., all critical to the daily operation of Central. Restricted gifts, such as endowed scholarships, offer long-term support. Often times, Hall of Sponsors and other endowed scholarship donors develop a special bond with the student recipient of their scholarship. Additionally, planned gifts such as bequests, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder uni-trusts, provide you the opportunity to create a legacy that will live on in perpetuity at Central, while ensuring Central’s success well into the future.

Central is a special place…a family, a community… that prepares students to make a difference in the world by emphasizing academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility. All too often, we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives and we forget to take a step back in time to remember when we were young and impressionable and to say thank you to those who so generously gave of their time, talent and funds to assist us with obtaining a Central education. Please take a few minutes to do just that…take the time… make a gift…make a difference!! For more information on how you can make a gift, contact the Advancement Office by calling 1-877-268-1854, ext. 56232 or via e-mail at advance@centralmethodist.edu. Be sure to review your gift options by visiting our new support site, http://www.plan.gs/Home.do?orgId=5757.

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You can also easily update your information on our website! Visit the CMU Eagle Connection at http://cmalumni.centralmethodist.edu to share your news, update your information, or connect with friends.

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by Col. William Holman ’47, U.S. Air Force, Ret., and CMU Alumni Board Member

Mid July, 1969. A time when history was made. It has been 40 years since President Kennedy’s prediction that we would land a man on the moon before the end of the 60s came true. It was a fun time, and nice to think that I had at least a small part in making it happen. As I neared the end of my tour in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1966, I began to think about what I would like to do next. Back in 1951, I had been assigned to the Aircraft Radiation Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton to work on systems for Operation Greenhouse, the second series of nuclear tests in the Pacific to be held in the spring of 1952. A fellow worker there was Major Sam Phillips. I was assigned to develop an airborne control system to turn on all the scientific instrumentation as our drone aircraft flew through the nuclear cloud. Sam was in charge of the drone control system, which would fly the aircraft during the tests. The tests were particularly fortuitous for Sam. Lt. General Robert E. Lee had a falling out with the commander of the drone squadron and had fired him. Looking for a successor, Sam was an obvious pick. He took over and did a great job. Ultimately, this led to being selected to serve as program manager for the development of the B-52 bomber and later, the Minuteman Missile program. As a result of the successful management of these programs, he was selected to head the NASA space program. I thought it would be neat to go to NASA and work for Sam, so I called him up and told him what was on my mind. A week or so later he called me back and told me that I had already been assigned to the Space Nuclear Systems Division in the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). He assured me that he could get it changed if I wanted; but it sounded like a great assignment, so I told him to let it stand. In a few weeks then, I found myself ensconced in the Nuclear Safety Branch in Headquarters, Germantown, Md., about 25 miles north of Washington, D.C. The priority mission of the division was the development of a thermoelectric generator for use on Apollo 11. Such a generator produces electricity by using a heat source. The heat source in this case was plutonium 238, which has a short half-life and produces heat by radioactive decay. The problem is, of course, that in case of a launch accident, it was necessary to be sure that the plutonium capsule would not be breached and spread 850 watts of plutonium around the landscape. As launch time came nearer and nearer, it was becoming more apparent that the generator would not be ready. NASA asked for a special meeting with the AEC and stated basically that since it was pretty obvious that the generator would not be ready, a substitute would be needed. They were particularly concerned about keeping the electronics of the seismometer protected from the cold of the lunar night. To that end, they requested the AEC to come up with some heaters to mount on the seismometer. There

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were two requirements. First, they had to be ready within six months, and second, the budget could not exceed $500,000. There were about 100 people at the meeting and nobody seemed to be in favor of taking on the job. That’s when I made the mistake of saying I didn’t see any big problem. As a result, I found myself as program manager. We were used to assignments like that in the Air Force, but I later learned that the AEC never took jobs with less than two years lead time. Live and learn. I was given the facilities at Mound National Laboratory for the development of the heat source, which was to be constructed with 15 watts of plutonium 238. Sandia Laboratory at Albuquerque, N.M., was assigned to be the test facility. In our first joint meeting, we decided that in view of the shortness of time, we would develop a capsule that would withstand every conceivable test that we could put it through. These tests would simulate every stage of the launch cycle from blow up of the rocket on launch pad to reentry. It took only a few weeks to come up with an accepted design. Basically, it was a small cylinder of plutonium encased in a can of superalloy which was then contained by another can of titanium, then a heavy can of tantalum, all surrounded by a final case of platinum-rhodium. All of this was then placed inside a thick graphite container. Now it was time for Sandia to take over. Mound Lab had fabricated several test capsules ready for testing. They received every torture test we could dream up, all the way from slamming them at supersonic speed into solid concrete to subjecting them to a hydrogen arc flame to simulate re-entry. Nothing we could do to them succeeded in fracturing the capsule. All of this was necessary because a safety report had to be prepared, indicating that the probability of spilling any plutonium in the atmosphere approached zero. This safety report had to be reviewed by the National Aeronautics and Space Council, headed by the Vice President. Happily, it received their approval with only a couple of sentences of comment. We had finished our job in five months and about $50,000 under budget. Probably, a lot of this was due to the fact that everyone thought we would fall on our posteriers and so avoided us as much as possible, so as not to have any connection with a failing program. Thus, we were able to

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operate with much less oversight from the bosses. Wait a minute. It turns out that we had forgotten one thing: the holy interface document. It was a given that before any program began, an interface document had to be prepared spelling out what each entity involved would contribute to the program. We had completed a program successfully without one! So we wrote it after the program was completed. No one ever noticed. So it was that I found myself in Mission Control at the Nuclear Safety Console for the launch of Apollo 11. Mission Control is located about half way up the tall Assembly Building so we had a bird’s eye view of the launch pad. Understandably, the atmosphere was rather tense, since we were all aware that this would be the first attempt to land on the moon. As launch time approached, General Phillips came on the horn to say a few last words to the astronauts. I had never known Sam to be a particularly religious man, but he certainly sounded sincere as he told the crew to “go with the blessing of God.” It was certainly fitting, under the circumstances. A few seconds later the count down began, and a picture-perfect launch resulted. Three days later I was home

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again, and sitting in front of my TV to watch the landing. What an experience the whole thing had been! Oh, one other thing. If, in the distant future, some moon-walking explorer finds the remains of Apollo 11 and inspects the heat sources, he may puzzle over the “C” which I had Mound inscribe on one of the capsules. That “C” stands for three things: Callao, my hometown; Carol, my daughter; and Central, my alma mater.

Editor’s Note: Bill Holman ’47 is a frequent contributor to both The Talon and the Fayette papers. We appreciate his perspective on the famous moon landing, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and we are proud to have had an alumnus in Mission Control on that landmark occasion.

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Campus news

Ashby-Hodge Gallery The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art hosted two shows during the fall semester. The first show featured “A Bevy of Binghams,” and “Art of the Place: Paintings from the Permanent Collection that Focus on the Aesthetics of Setting.” George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) painted many portraits, including a portrait of one of Columbia’s great 19th century leaders, Frederick Moss Prewitt. Prewitt’s portrait was one of the five Bingham portraits displayed at the show along with many other pieces of art owned by the university in the show “Art of the Place.” The show was open from Aug. 18 to Oct. 3. Shortly following was the second art show, featuring “Art from the Domicile – Part 2.” On display are 98 Barbies from the Kay Winegard Barbie Collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Barbie Doll. Also on display are 50 works of art from private collections mostly from central Missouri. The show opened on Oct. 18 and closes Dec. 10. The gallery also hosted its Annual Gala on Oct. 16, celebrating the 16th anniversary of the gallery. Those who attended enjoyed a “super dessert caravan,” a silent auction, and a sneak peak at the new show, “Art from the Domicile – Part 2.”

Top photos, left: portrait of Frederick Moss Prewitt by George Caleb Bingham, on long-term loan from Prewitt’s great, great, great grandchildren; right: “Boats in Harbor” by Bernard Peters Bottom, left: the Gala’s silent auction was a hit with patrons, including (l-r) Sharon Dyer, Jim Higbie, CMU trustee Don Allemann, Arlene Ashby, and Ashby-Hodge Curator Dr. Joe Geist; right: Fantasy Goddess of Asia from the Barbie collection, provided by CMU registrar Kay Winegard

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Patience makes its debut as summer operetta This year marked the third summer production of a Gilbert and Sullivan workshop and operetta. The Swinney Conservatory, supported in part by the Fayette Area Community Trust (FACT) put on Patience, a story about a young lady who has rejected love and the two suitors who wish to marry her. It is madcap in typical Gilbert and Sullivan style with much confusion before a happy ending results. There were three performances of the operetta in June. The play was peopled primarily with CMU alumni, faculty, and current students.

Visit the new Support CMU website! • Reading room with multiple up-to-date articles on making the most of your charitable giving. • Calculator for figuring sample gift illustrations to assist in determining your income tax deduction for charitable gifts, etc. • Virtual encyclopedia of information on how and what to give. Clockwise from top left photo: Todd Oberlin ’07, as an officer of the Dragoon Guards, bemoans the loss of their ladies’ affection to the self-important poet, Bunthorne; Tom Arnold ’79 and Steve Jones ’94 as the two poets, Bunthorne and Grosvenor, admire themselves in a mirror; one of the ladies, played by senior Elaine Stevenson, and Patience the milkmaid, played by junior Lacey Eaton, discuss the issue of love.

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• Glossary of planned giving terms for a better understanding of any unfamiliar material. This information and much more is available by visiting www.centralmethodist.edu/cmgiving

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Honor Roll This Honor Roll recognizes and honors all who contributed to CMU between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009. We have made every effort to be accurate; however, in case of error or omission, please contact the Advancement Office, 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248; 660-2486232; advance@centralmethodist.edu.

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: C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten Halkaline Kirk Bergsten Betty Churchill Estate Commercial Trust Company Glenn A. Jr. and Veronica M. Cox Richard L. and Irene Virginia Dalton John W. and Margaret Woodward Drakesmith James T. Eaton Trust Fresh Ideas Management LLC Robert M. and Edith I. Anderson Garst The Goppert Foundation Raymond F. Holden Estate L. W. IV and Kelly Jacobs Waverly Drake Lineberry Estate M. G. and Carol McCall Missouri Colleges Fund Inc. John and Virginia Nelson Estate June Ki Ok Chon Neville Estate Pepsi Americas Nicholas L. and Patricia Reding John F. † and Lucy Eason Shackelford N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Robert L. Siler and Patricia Hill Burnett

TOWER SOCIETY

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 or more during the last fiscal year: Anonymous Donor (3) AT&T Foundation Barbara A. Bartee Dimmit Lee Brown Trust Betty E. Denneny William E. and Linda H. Dreyer Eagle Football Camp Sam M. and Jan Guenther Robert L. and Barbara Williams Hahne Jeffrey N. and Linda K. Hogenmiller John D. Hutcherson IBM International Foundation Marianne E. and David Inman Janet L. Jacobs G. Willard and H. Kay Fothergill Jenkins Jordan Charitable Foundation Learfield Communications Inc. Manchester UMC Monsanto Fund Mark D. and Nancy Walker Peacock Robert T. and Carolyn Summers Perry Michael A. Scardina Harriet Lee Waldo The Williams Companies

ORDER OF EAGLE

These far-sighted alumni, friends, and organizations supported Central Methodist University with contributions of $5,000 or more during the last fiscal year:

Individual gifts ranging from $1 to $249 generated $89,266.27 for the Central Excellence Fund in 2008-2009.

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Abbott Laboratories Fund Martha Beimdiek Adair J. Bruce and Janet Gift Addison Cora E. Adkins Estate Don V. Allemann Robert F. Anderson Anonymous Donor Ola Lee Barnett Estate Randall D. and Cathy Barron Ora Kelley Burlingame Estate Paul L. and Eleanor Rudd Calvert ConocoPhillips George W. Crum Trust Deloitte Foundation James C. Denneny III Larry R. Fagan Clark Feaster George and Becky Evans Feaster Carol A. Calvert Fricke Maurice B. and Edna Mae Graham William G. and Millicent B. Guerri Dennis R. and Shelia C. Hammond Robert A. and Cindy Harlan Ronald F. and Sonja F. Knigge Bedford F. and Kathryn Detring Knipschild James M. and Elisabeth Holman Luetjen Brock M. and Nancy D. Lutz Brian F. McCallister W. Darrell and Shirley Swisher Meyer W. Kirk Meyer and Kristy Ott-Meyer Ruth Higginbotham Nickerson Valerie J. Penn Robert B. and Donna T. Puyear Francis E. and Melody A. Reardon Donald G. Jr. and Sondra Sercu Spalding Frank Stack Janice Wells Thomas L. Yancey

HOWARD-PAYNE SOCIETY We extend deep thanks to these contributors of $2,500 - $4,999 during the last fiscal year:

Allstate Insurance Company Donald Lee and Mary Della Lenger Armitage Howard J. and Celia Roberts Barnhard Mark Q. Barton Harold E. Bingham Estate Keith A. Birkes Boeing Gift Matching Program Albert L. Caudle The Chance Foundation Samuel B. Cleveland Louis E. and Marcia M.

Countryman Robert E. and Becky Courtney Theresa M. and Richard K. Davis Samuel W. Downing IV Nancy Ellis Marc K. and Christine W. Evans William and Phyllis Faulks The Featherston Foundation Inc. Keith A. and Ellen Gary T. Keith and Jeanne Yaeger Grebe Terry L. and Elaine Eversmeyer Henderson Florence L. Innes Timothy Jackman William H. Jacobs Jack L. and Lenora Stone Jost Dennis and Ginger King Luetkemeyer Elizabeth Wood Marshall Missouri UMC Foundation Albert F. III and Etta Mae Mutti Kenneth R. and Michelle L. Oliver Gordon Webster Olson Jr. † Thomas E. and Marla Witis Pundmann Robert M. Radasch Edward D. Sr. and Patricia Brown Robertson Robert B. Stanley Wallace J. Jr. and Dara M. Turnage Keith W. Young and Terrence J. Coan

PRESIDENT’S SOCIETY

The following made gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 to CMU during the last fiscal year. Such support is truly needed and appreciated: Allstate Foundation Alpha Phi Gamma Ameren Corporation Charitable Trust Amgen Foundation Ralph H. Anderson Jr. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Charles T. Ashby O. Nelson and Kristi Wiebe Auer Richard D. and Gina Kay Winn Bailey Virginia Daniels Bailey Walter and Mary Headrick Barenkamp Earl F. and Sunny Bates Joe E. and Jane Ash Belew Sybil J. Blumenberg Ronald Oliver Bolm William E. and Nannetta Marshall Brame Robert E. and Barbara A. Steele Bregant David W. and Carol Platt Butler Richard B. Byrd

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C-MENC Jerry T. and Marlene Marcum Cantlon John W. Charlton Jane Louise Turner Chick Thomas C. and Judith Chick Chillicothe UMC Clinton UMC Community UMC, Columbia Herman A. Crisler Jr. Allen S. and Shirley Crites Beau and Sharon K. Adkison Culbertson Richard M. Dailey Owen J. and Susan L. DeBoer Mary E. Dillon Norman E. and Ruth Crowe Drissell M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond Paul A. and Mary Jo Ireland Easterday Robert H. and Mary Gaines Easterday Eastwood Memorial UMC O. Dean and C. Joanne Mershon Ehlers Emerson Electric Company E. Jack Estes Janet R. Evans ExxonMobil Foundation Inc. David M. Firestone First UMC, Jefferson City First UMC Sikeston Terry and Nina Furstenau John R. Gage Paul M. Galatas Gamble and Schlemeier Joseph E. Geist Helen C. Gift Vita M. Scribner Goppert John T. Graff H & R Block Foundation Alpha J. Sutterfield Hahn Thomas S. Hahs Brian and Heather D. Warren Hall Hallmark Corporate Foundation Todd A. and Mary Beth Harper Robert J. and Jerena Arthur Harris Harrisonville UMC L. Kyle and Marie Frazee Hern Fred R. and Patricia Phillips Hilgeman Roy Robert and Mary M. Lewis Hornyak Malcolm E. and Donna J. Widhalm Hower Carl and Cheryl Deweerdt Hughes Gail D. and Dorothy N. Kauffman Hughes Alice Jo Harper Jackson Michael A. and Patricia Emery Jefferies Johnson & Johnson Companies Earl E. Johnson and Douglas Ward Ronald A. and Nancy Johnson


Honor Roll J. Keith and Marjorie A. Keeling Kenneth L. and Norma C. Innes Kienker James M. and Kay Kimbell Paul W. King Ralph E. Knowles Jr. Louis and Kathryn E. Assel Koenig William D. and Marilyn Yeater Langworthy Anne Ruth Brower Ledbetter Carl O. and Catherine Hampton Lester Janet K. Love Joe M. and Maida McCormack Maxima and Leigh McCullough Frank L. McKinzie Paul K. and Gail Nelson Meyers Andrew J. Miller Jr. Tom R. and Hazel Miller Estate Missouri Conference UMC Missouri United Methodist Foundation Nancy Khalifah Moyer Travis Henry Mueller Nevada UMC Nevada UMW Frederick C. Nix Ronald Grant Nutter Charles J. and Joyce Eickmeyer Owens Alfred F. and Mary Pannier Pannier/Cavanah Golf Tournament Peggy Payeur Robert Miller and Virginia L. Payne Richard H. and Janice Egner Peerson Laura Perez-Mesa Platte Woods UMC Miles V. Plzak David C. Powell Sam Lee and Janice Worker Powell Prairie Home UMC Marvin R. and Donna Naumann Pyron Reckitt Benchiser Mark C. and Victoria L. Robb James B. Rose Margaret Peters Sandring Jeannette L. Scahill Pauline Edwards Scarborough David P. and Arlene M. Schinke Robert Schnase Jerry L. Schwab Schweitzer UMC Lathem A. and Nicole D. Parrish Scott Ruth A. Henderson Sears W. Richard and Charlotte A. Shelton Jeffrey A. and Julee Kay Sherman Bob A. and G. Kay Sherrill Gordon G. Shields Ronald L. and Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer Stephen M. and Gretchen

Faye Singleton Sieber James R. Slattery St. Luke’s UMC, Kansas City St. Stephen UMC, Troy James H. and Susan Lusby Steele John K. Stiller Frank R. Swisher Joseph Vincent Swisher Robert B. Thomas Fred H. Thornton Union Pacific Corporation Andrew Spencer Upham Vienna UMC J. B. and Dori Thomas Waggoner Ellen R. Walker Herbert D. and Jane A. Walker Shirley Wegener Westlake David Whitney Stewart and Stephanie Wiles Maurice H. Wilson Mary Geraldine Wise Cynthia Sooter Wolk Nancy J. Yuelkenbeck

CENTRAL ASSOCIATES $500 - $999 J. R. Absher Anonymous Arch Street UMC Fred E. and Jo Ann Arnold Asbury UMC Springfield David W. Bandy Bank of America Corporation Donald L. and Jane H. Amrhein Barton Valroy and Barbara A. Haas Binsbacher Boone Hospital Center Braren Mulder German Associates Inc. Broadway UMC, Scott City Don S. Browning Marie E. Buck Trust Kerry Bush John Lewis Cannon Charles J. and Ge Juan B. Cardwell Gregory Chandler Sr. Charleston UMC Elbert C. Cole Colgate-Palmolive Company Star S. Allemann Cox Donald B. and Carlene Cullimore Dixie Jean Davidson Doris J. Steele De la Roche † Randall Scott DeBold Randall and Margaret Decker Celia Utlaut Drake Peggy Pile Elliott Exchange Bank of Missouri First UMC Presbyterian, Montgomery City First UMC, Marshall First UMC, Odessa First UMC, Sikeston Beverly Foster Robert D. and Karen R. Frankenfeld Barry and Sara Freese

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GE Foundation GlaxoSmith Kline Foundation Francis L. Grable Larry C. Graham II Treva S. Hall James T. Harper Home Oil Company Ilene Morrison House Houston UMC John L. Humphrey Inovatia Laboratories LLC Russell Ransom and Nancy Thompson Jones Steven Russell and Tracy Crowe Jones David W. and Marsha Kahler Kerr Ardis Wehrli Kimbell Kirkwood UMC William B. Kountz Jr. Jeanne Pegues Lawing David T. and Kathy McCutcheon Lawson William D. and Julia M. Lay Michael H. Ledbetter Randall E. Lee Marvin Park UMC, Saint Louis Bradley Alan McCarty McDonald’s of Fayette Judith Kapp McGuire Milan Family Practice Clinic Ronald G. and Susan L. Hardy Mills Juliet Minnis Clifford E. Mohn Jr. Monsanto Fund Mt. Zion UMC, Deepwater Monnie Sue Wilcoxson Murtha Sandra A. Brauss Neas Phillip L. Neimeyer Tim and Ellen Nelson New Horizons UMC Karen A. Nordquist Robert Lee and Ewing Elizabeth Crowe Noren Donald L. and Dorothy M. Carmichael Panhorst Richard L. and Karen Parker Ann Ipsen Parks Paul A. and Joyce A. Ebeling Parks Peterson Manufacturing Company Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Kyle Eugene and Kellie Piesbergen Platz Richard Calvin Pratt Rader UMC C. Richard and Peggy Roda Marilyn Gaddis Rose Claire Conradi Ross Charles A. Rouse † Martin D. Rudloff Rusk Rehabilitation Center R. Lane and Connie Neal Richman Sander Frank M. and Sally J. Kraft Sandy Julia Jenner Savina † John E. and Judith Yeast Schofield Deborah E. Sellmeyer Gerald W. and Barbara K.

Bauer Shannon Gary K. and Rebecca J. Combs Shoemaker Gloria Runge Speer Marian F. Bowman Spivey Lycurgus Monroe J. and LaVena Jones Starkey State Farm Companies Foundation Stephan Memorial UMC Gary Lee and Venetta S. Rowlison Stephens David Mack Stewart J. Todd and Georgia Elwell Stewart Stockton UMC J. Chris and Eunice A. Boyington Straub Kim Chung and Betty Y. Tang B. Murphy and Linda Tetley Catherine J. Thogmorton James P. Thogmorton † Charles S. Thompson Mollee McCray Thompson Eric Martin Trelz Verizon Foundation Tori Bartholomew Waggoner John M. Wasson Merlin Jane Uphaus Weber W. Dean and Jacquelyn Hawker Whitworth Darrell R. and Monica Widhalm James C. and Joan M. Wilson

CMU CLUB $250 - $499 AAA George Rodgers and Ruth Windsor Adams R. Frederick and Barbara Miller Alexander William H. Jr. and Evelyn Locke Archer W. Thomas Atkin Bruce Eugene Banks Elbridge W. Bartley Jr. Harold E. Beasley Stan A. Beatty Brent Edward Beckmann Larry Lee and Janet Marie Roussin Bennett Bernie UMC Marilyn Berrier Birbeck Sally Murray Bocklage Sue Bowles Bowling Green UMC Michael and Nancy Bradshaw David E. and Theresa C. Piontek Brown James J. and Caryl R. Bryan John D. and Melissa Bucksath Martha A. Burns Thomas A. Burton Jack and Mary June Birbeck Bush Joanne M. Bynum Margo A. Youngstrom Chapman Charles and Sandy Clapp Loyd Harold Clevenger † Mark R. and Sadowna Conarroe William Edward and Marion Sherman Cooley

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Gary F. Jones Philip N. and Rebecca Means Jones Alice L. Freese Kennedy Timothy G. Kerns Margaret Harris Kilpatrick Susan Kintner Paul T. Klemme Trent Alan Kraemer and Amanda Kay CulbertsonKraemer Lake Creek UMC John P. and Dorothy Elizabeth Adair Land Robert W. Leech Stephanie L. Lewis Phyllis A. Linhart Lockheed Martin William J. and Patricia Sue O’Dell Lundquist Roger D. and Terri A. Macon Edward Christian Martens Eugene F. W. Martin James L. Mather Stephen Glenn and Diane McClure Robert C. McMillan Memorial UMW, Farmington Meyer Electric Caroline Smith Miller Virginia Lloyd Monroe Mound City UMC Moundville UMC Richard Nemeth Lisa Oldham-Anderson Ozark Chapel UMC, Laurie Carolyn J. Phellps Dave Phillippe Knial R. and Elena Ruth Piper Phoebe Carol Pomeroy Dorothy Allemann Powell Everett D. and Jane Ann Latham Powell William D. and Cathy Powell Edward Louis Priess Procter & Gamble Rodney K. and Katie Rhodes Rosemary Vineyard Richardson Roberta W. Richey Cresencia Roberts Eugene E. and Nora S. Rudd Marian Olson Rusk Scripps Howard Foundation Keith E. Shostrom B. G. and Susan Marner-Sides Sikeston UMW Gary C. Simpson David E. Smith Jr. Carolyn Schler Snell Snoddy’s Store St. John’s UMC, Linn Dale M. Stauffer Eva Hensley Steger Sandy Sutterer Arthur Q. and Ruth L. Svoboda John, Betty and Sally Swisher Texas Instruments Foundation Michael J. Thompson Michael W. Thrasher Elnora E. Tucker Laurence R. and Sylvia Kelso Tucker

Roy D. and Melody Vandelicht Vermco Inc. Versailles UMC W. Randall Washburn Weston UMC Beth McCune Whitaker Roger Lee Wightman G. Thomas Williams Lois Gengelbach Winn † Adolph J. Wood Ralph Lee Woodward Jr.

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9 am Water Exercise Class, Westover, MD Charles M. and Betty Adams John Q. and Linda Adams Addison Biological Laboratory Clayton F. Albert Jr. Eva M. Allen Beth Ann Alpers Richard and Jenice F. Renfro Ambelang Amerisure Matching Gift Program Charles R. and Warene R. Anderson Eric E. Anderson Richart G. and Judith E. Andrew Debra Hockanson Angstead Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. Mary Field Arehart William LaFayette Armontrout Asbestos Removal Services Kevin and Yvette Asbury Brian Gary and April Lynne Smith Ash C. Eugene and Sydney Ann Atkins David P. and Emilie G. Atkins Michael B. Auchly Glenn C. Jr. and Linda J. Bartley Ault B & D Industrial Construction Mark F. Babalian John Robert Baker Robert C. and Donna M. Baker Thomas Ray and Iva Lou Alcorn Banning Kenneth Michael Barckett Robert Henry Barkelew Carl E. Barker William E. and Myrtle M. Barker Lucy C. Bryan Barlow John J. Barry Nancy Avery Bartmess Margaret A. Bartold Philip E. and Martha B. Baylor Micah James Beatty David E. and Nancy Guyton Bedan Mark E. and Elizabeth G. Marshall-Belcher Lurlene Lefmann Bell

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Jerry and Joanne Berneche Keith T. and Marcia Lubbers Berry Susan Berry Charles J. and Gail Preuss Berthe Judith Ann Moore Bierman Big River Telephone Company Kathleen Bilbrey Dwight and Dorothy Kauffman Bingham Nancy Ellen Moss Bird Robyn Black Richard H. Blackburn Sally Scott Blackburn Judith Jackson Blair Ardyth D. and Ethel F. Schneider Blaise Jerre C. Blakey Gordon O. and Pamela Lou Jarvis Blalock Paul and Catherine Blanchard Robert Blanton III John W. Blattner Nelson C. Block Francis R. and Betty M. Boeding Paul P. Bonamarte Paul O. and Janet L. Cotton Bond Boone County National Bank Jeanette Riemeier Bopp Larry and Susan Catron Borts Joan Chandler Bowes Holly M. Toler Boyer Susan E. Brandt Patricia Trotter Brawner Robert Lynn and Morrene Hughes Britton Elizabeth A. Broadus Keith Broadus Adam J. and Marie E. Brown Elizabeth Brown Jerry Eugene and Georgia Brown Mindy Marshall Brown Robert Dean and Suzanne Duke Brown Wesley Leroy Brun Brunswick UMC Nelson Andrew Bryant Charles E. and Pam Buck Bulte Company Frank W. Burcham James E. Bureman Jerry E. and Judith Lynn Hawkins Burge Maxine Hollow Burke Linda Magruder Burnett Morris and Fran Burns J. Douglas Burton Lola Jean Butcher John G. and S. Jacqueline Byland Herman C. Jr. and Wanda Charlene West Byrd Yvonne L. Brown Byrne James W. and Paula C. Callaway Guy E. and Sandra Kay Sillin Callison Mary Lou Snider Camp Jerilyn Stiegemeyer Campbell Carol A. Capps Dean W. Carlisle

Beverly C. Carmichael Norman F. Carrigg John Russell and Diane Cater Nita Cates Don L. Catlett Centenary UMC, Bonne Terre Central States Fitness Systems Patricia A. Champion Carolyn N. Rhodes Chaney Nettie N. Cherrington Chic Chick Nancy Riddell Chop Mary Frances Brennecke Clark Ralph L. Clark James C. and Peggy Jo Davis Clatworthy Jane Saffarrans Claus Ann Abernathy Clement Sanford F. Cockerell Glenn and Betty Collier Jerry P. and Anetha Jo Brown Combs Richard and Ruth Ann Conrow Keith L. Cook Margaret Rich Cook Molly A. Weathers Coole Harold and Juanita Cooper Falba A. Core Betty Lawson Corey Court Street UMC Countyard by Marriott – Blue Springs Michael and Rae Cowsert Robert A. Cowsert Jr. John Milton Cozean Stephen G. and Francie Crandall Mary Jane Crigler Laurie McMillan Crimmins David M. Crites and Susan L. Northcutt Mary Beth Crocker Carol J. Prebble Crossley Culbertson Chapel UMC Marva Davis Matthew T. and Wendy F. Biache Dawson Randal C. and Sally J. DeMasters Charles M. and Darla S. Denny George and Elaine Derendinger George Allen and Raelene Casatta Derrieux J. H. and Charlotte Lee Dethero Joan L. Kleeman Detmer James W. Devine Steven A. and Mary Beth Wise Dick Virginia Gossom Dieckgrafe Gene C. Ditch II Harold L. Dodds Todd and Deborah Telgemeier Dodge Janet A. Doll Harlo L. Donelson Robert K. and Ingrid N. Dorton Larry T. and Nancy Woodward Drebes Andrew and Heidi M. Brunjes

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Drennan Larry Drummond Sara Ann Walkup Drummond Ronald L. and Marilyn J. Dudley Carl R. Dulgeroff Douglas Edwin Duncan D. Keith Duren Gerald Lee Early Sheila Beckett Early H. Kay Easton Martha J. Deatherage Eberhard Edina UMC Jean Turley Edmonston Bruce T. Edwards Elizabeth A. May Edwards Leroy H. and Gloria J. Eggert L. Susan Eigel Einspahr Construction Inc. Blanche A. Bante Emerick Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. Stuart Emmert Jr. Emmet’s Kitchen and Tap Employees of Boeing Company Rebecca Emrich Irvin T. and Deedie Esry Richard Todd Evans Steven H. and Kathryn Delois Line Evans Sue Shields Evans Leslie and Gladys Eversmeyer Family Health Inc. Fayette Area Community Trust William E. Fennel Newell S. III and Martha Sue Hutchison Ferry Ann Wenninghoff Fields Virginia Fields Pamela Finney First UMC, Bourbon First UMC, Independence Fish Tale Inn Thomas Fitzsimmons Joy Dodson Flanders Pansyetta Glaser Fleener Jerry Allen and Susan Meyer Fletcher Mary Louise Johnson Forbes Sarah Frances Koontz Forbes Elaine W. Wulfekotter Foster Robert and Diana Freeman Jan D. Frick Lynn Annette Seward Fryer Caroline E. Funk Gaines Car Detailing Gaines Moving & Delivery Ann Dewease Gainey Patricia Gainey Michael Garon Galloway Steve Galloway David A. Gamache Jr. Raymond and Susanne Garber Alberta Runge Garrett Carl R. and Shirley Schwier Garrett John W. Gawason Kenneth and Martha Amick Gebhardt Sheldon J. Gentry G. Thomas Gitchoff Steve P. Glazner and Peggy Ann Brown Lenore M. Olson Glore


Honor Roll Andrew Glover Amy LeAnn Boehs Gragg Granard Pharmaceutical LLC Mary Ann Grannemann Great Wall Chinese Restaurant Stanley and Dorothy J. Morgan Grimm Bobby Ray Grove Lari Ray Grubbs D. Lavonne Greenhalge Guenther Emily Firestone Guion Gary J. Gutjahr Nancy Pandolfi Hadfield Hagan’s Auto Body LLC Paul and Milly Haggard Gale and Carolyn Hairston Glenn and Joanne Potter Hall Barbara Hamel Stephen C. Hamilton Albert R. and Margaret E. Davis Hamra Donald E. Hamra Pat Hanna and Jeanne M. Pascale Dennis Dean Hansen Robert Chris Hansen Jack R. and Dawn Harbison Charles R. and Doris Harlow Jack D. and Marian Berniece Carter Harmon Harry T. Harness The Harold E. Johnson Companies Dennis Allen and Sarah Elizabeth Sheridan Harper Hubert L. and JoAnn Harral Charles E. and Nancy Harris John D. Harris Benjamin O. Hart Susan Lynn Hart Mina Matkin Hartleben Norman J. Haupt Van Buschart Haviland Spencer Clay Hedgepeth Kevin and Beth Hedgpeth David Allen and Cynthia Spaugh Henderson Latham Bennett and Rebecca Henkey Lance and Mary Anne Estes Herrick Margaret Thompson Hewitt William A. Heyde III Jane Lammers Hicklin Hilgedick Electric Service George and Patricia Jordan Hilgedick Kara L. Ernst Hillman Elizabeth L. Sweet Hix Robert N. and Ruth Benner Hix Richard M. and Marti Hodge Robert D. and Carolyn Shedd Hoehn Sharon L. Nipps Hoffman John H. Jr. and Nancy Balzer Holt John R. Jr. and Jane E. Banta Hopkins Elizabeth Slate Horn John F. and Anita L. Horton House & Renner Construction Inc.

Harvey W. and Lois Jean Graf House Ted House Michael D. Houston George S. Howell Gerald M. and Frances Hardy Hoxworth Charles Richard and Barbara Ann Huddleston Donna Rigby Huddleston Alice J. Tschappler Huebner Michael David Hughes Charles W. Hull Mark Humphreys Dorothy Nell Wilson Hungate Betty Switzer Hutson J. Steven Jackson James Donald Jackson † and Joanne H. Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson William H. and Linda S. Jamison Kenneth M. and Betty J. Janney Anita Allison Jarvis Kerri Hopper Jenkins Jean N. Jenner Norman Lafayette Jeter Dorothy Jo Dimmitt John Betty L. Johnson Charlie L. Johnson Jo Morrison Johnson John H. Jr. and Gayle J. Johnson Richard W. Johnson Stephen G. Johnson Verne Wesley Johnson C. Jeanie Muff Jones Mark Hunter and Marilyn Harashe Jones Carol A. Joyce Just What The Doctor Ordered Gary E. and LaDonna Henry Justice Mayo Givens Kasling Margaret Jo Kahrs Kearny Kerns Car Care LLC Kidder UMC Ada Rose Kimsey J. Richard Kint Patricia N. Sasse Kirby Gregory G. Klapp E. Dale and Gwendlyn Gaty Kleinschmidt Robert W. Kleinschmidt G. Carlos Knight Marcella Kooi Rosemary C. Kotlinski Donna Shy Kubik Joseph A. Labuta Bruce R. Lake Jim and Annetta L. Lenzi Lamb Matthew J. Larigan Charles S. Larsen James G. Lauderdale Rebecca Jean Occhi Lavy Evelyn Acuff Lawes Glenn Wilber Lawrence James Frederick Lawson Paul Andrew Lebeck Gingy Lebold Edward H. and Amy H. Lee Larry J. and Carol Leech

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Shirley J. Leech Frank A. and Mary Ann Lefmann Leet L. G. and Betty Tevis Lefler J. Garth Leigh Roger R. and Linda O. Lembke W. Howard Lewin Ann McPheeters Lewis Lincoln UMC Sara E. Liter-Kuester Richard L. and Nanetta Litle Edith Marie Long Jerrold W. and Joyce Maudell Summers Longwell Karen A. Lovette Samuel Edgar and Phyllis Jean Hayes Lucas Sheryl Huecker Luster Don L. Lynch Dana Chenoweth Greb Lyne M-F Athletic Macy’s Foundation Charles E. Magruder Darren and Lorri Maher Jack Manning Lewis C. Mantels Max R. and Sally E. Spickelmier Marble Cynthia L. Lausen Marek Zemilena M. Markham Dale Gene and June Dannenberg Marksberry Margaret Marquard Barbara House Marquart Roger Ward and Shirley C. Stewart Mason Helen L. Johnson Matkins Paul M. Maynard Don and Sherry McCarty Betty Erlewine McMillan Mary Louise McWilliams Roy and Susan C. Meals Pamela Jane Allder Mehlenbeck Thomas J. Meier Fred D. and Julie Jacobs Menees James Leroy Meng Charles W. and Mary Groce Merrifield Kirk and Kelly Mescher Dale G. Metcalf J. Larry Milam Hoyt B. Miles Jr. Ercell L. Miller Jr. and Virginia Sherman Miller † Estelle Ballew Miller Linda Ragene Miller Randy W. and Karen Howard Miller Thomas William Miller III Michael Miserocchi Modern Litho-Print Co. Theodore J. Mohr Karen DeMott Moore Robert L. Moore Bethany Sue Mootz William R. Jr. and Karen Jean Morrow John C. Morton John H. and Audrey A. Morton Mary Pitts Mosby Lois Moser

M. Faye Moser Gilbert and Audrey M. Mote Kathryn S. Swinger Motley Harold Lee Moyer Mt. Vernon UMC Mt. Zion West UMC, New Cambria C. Michael and Roberta Mueller David P. and Ruth Ann Nasby Lloyd C. and Lavine E. Nelson New Florence UMC John Samuel Newhouse Jerry and Charlotte Westhues Niemeier Carl Henry Niewoehner Joyce Proffitt Nixon David D. and Mary Norbury Donald L. and Phyllis Clarke Northington Leo O’Laughlin Inc. Orpha Ochse Lewis C. Odneal Dennis R. and Jeanette Okerstrom Olney UMC Mike and Sharon Olson Vicki S. Osborn Overland Metals Inc. Ida Jane Williamson Paeth Wayne L. Paeth † Deronda Bird Page Gene Page Willard D. Palmer Darren and Sara Jane Schroeder Pannier Michael C. Payden Peak Performance Jane Martin Perry Gerald and Donna Pescaglia David K. and Candace Vancil Peters John L. Jr. and Judy Risinger Phillips Gerald R. Pittman Michael D. and Gwen A. Pope Patricia E. Potter James T. and Marie L. Powell Andrea Jill Pratte Virginia Terry Preston Mona Preuss Princeton Physical Therapy Jeffrey M. and Rhonda Spargo Proske Robert A. Rackley Prentiss Scudder Rankin Thomas Jr. and Eleanor Jeanette Bunyard Ream Kyle F. Reardon Patrick D. and Leslie Peters Reardon Darryl K. Redhage Charles W. Reed III James Doyle Reeves Terry J. and Susan Clark Reichert John B. and Sharon K. Tally Renick Jerry W. and Lois C. Rhodes Douglas Van Rice Howell B. and Kathy Lynn Rice Joseph Perry IV and Emily Ann Capps Rice

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James E. Rich A. Ruth Richardson Rayman P. Richardson Jacquelynn Knight Richmond Richard L. and Carol Kelly Rickenbaugh Ridgeview Elementary Staff Peggy Sue Purvis Robb James C. Roberts Michael B. Roberts James A. and Kitty Rogers Robert H. Rogers Rolla Key Sport Shop Inc. Steve and Nelda Ronnekamp William R. and Ruth Marie Meyer Rosegrant Terree L. Rowbottom Eva Louise Squires Rowland James E. Rudd Frederick A. Ruecker Anton and Alison Ruehl Michael Joseph and Maryann Rustemeyer SC Johnson Fund Salem UMW Salem-in-Ballwin UMC Salem-in-Ladue UMC William G. Sampson John J. Schade Leland D. Schaperkotter Paul W. and Gloria C. Hunt Schlapbach Gerald Gene Schmidt Russell Lee and Christine E. Schmidt Thomas Edwin Schneider Dorothy Storer Schnell Susan Sipe Schroeder Ann Sherman Schubert Carolyn Ann Schwartze Bertha Mae Guenther Scrivner Jefferson E. and Charla Cooksey Seay Securitas Security Services USA Gayle Milligan Selby Rebecca Shaner † Robert and Carolyn J. Strother Shaw Roger D. Jr. and Nancy Boyd Shaw William J. Jr. and Juanita Shaw Jane F. Lynagh Sheehan James A. and Dianna Hart Shelton Show Me USA - Columbia Vicki Silkwood Dorothy Jean Williams Sims Glen A. and Mildred F. Sites Dennis Y. Slate W. Arthur Slaughter Douglas D. Sleade Catherine Smith David Alan and Lori Roberts Smith Elliott “Doc” Smith Frederick E. and Gayla Renfrow Smith Gary Allan Jr. and Tiffany Rae Hessel Smith Marilyn J. Hogan Smith Nancy J. Evans Smith Samuel H. Snoddy Holly Geiger Snow

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Honor Roll Sonoco Foundation Richard M. and Janice L. Kemper Spathelf Susan B. Kettenacker Spaulding Theodore L. and Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Gary G. and Karla Sprick James Gregory Stamos Caryl Stinson Staples State Farm Insurance O. Otto Jr. and Carolyn J. Steinhaus Stelz LLC Kenneth R. Stephens Lloyd O. Stephens Dianne A. Dietz Stever John Robert Stewart Richard W. and Clara Jayne Sindt Stewart Mary Morrison Stitt Dan Stockman William F. Jr. and Janice L. Hoevel Stone Charles Gale Stowers Jerry D. and Kristy Hanks Strickland Larry D. Strickland Rebecca Strohm Carol Howe Mann Stroud John D. and Maureen T. Sturman Summit Marketing Sylvia Sumter Superior Home Furnishings Phillip W. and Janet Ann Carroll Swearingen Stan R. and Karen Swisher Farrel Wesley and Julie Taylor William C. and Jerry Lynn Taylor Kenneth D. Tebow Martha A. Tennyson Phillip L. Tessereau Gail Grote Thoele Charles D. and Lou Thompson Kevin and Betty Thorne Tierney Bennie N. and Robin Bage Till Eugene S. and Ruth Trice Daytha Frink Trimble Trinity UMC, Brookfield Evan L. and Mischelle Tripp Sue Tucker Troutner Elmer W. Twente Shannon K. Deer Twenter Elizabeth Neff Tyrer J. Wesley and Joan M. Fuller Ummel John L. Unnerstall Margaret Ware Utterback Victoria Janee Vahle Cathie Locke VanMatre John M. and Rhonda M. Vandel Lester W. and Kathy

Viehmann Keith Herbert and Sally Watkins Vinyard Ralph A. and Ellen E. Wagner E.C. III and Anne Core Walker Dorothy Louise Snyder Wallace James K. and Kathryn Y. Wallace Marjorie Lauf Wallace Michael E. Walsh Duane D. Warden Gene Taylor Waters Betty Sue Watson Jerry W. Watson Jack and Etta Jean Watters Alan L. and Carol Proett Weatherford Robinn S. and Marilyn Joyce Smith Weber Lovett H. Weems Jr. Rusty Weir WellPoint Foundation Alice L. Campbell Wells Elwood G. and Helen Templeton Wells Judy Fletcher Wells Merle T. Welshans Robert J. Werner Weston UMW James G. Weston Tom and Carmen Whalen Bernice H. White Roy Don Sr. and Franchelle Vaughan Whitehead Mildred Whitener Dale Curtis Whiteside Frederick L. Wiese Robert Jr. and Edris Wilhoit Jimmy A. and Angetta Mae Williams John D. Williams Tony and Sheri Williams Richard J. and Nancy Wilson Richard B. and Marjorie J. Winner James L. Winningham Barbara J. Wippich Rosemary M. Wolf W. Wayne III and Natalie Bennett Wolf Lyman Ralph Wood Delores Bland Woodward Donald W. and Barbara Madden Wright R. Doug and Lynn Elaine Berwick Wright William Thomas Wright Richard G. and Linda S. Wyatt J. W. and Beth Hicks Youle Doyle E. and Millie C. Yount Anna Mae Bowers Zamuda William and Beverly Laidley Zimmerman

Estate Gifts Cora E. Adkins Estate Ola Lee Barnett Estate Harold E. Bingham Estate Marie E. Buck Trust Ora Kelley Burlingame Estate Betty Churchill Estate George W. Crum Trust James T. Eaton Trust Raymond F. Holden Estate Waverly Drake Lineberry Estate Tom R. & Hazel Miller, Estate June Ki Ok Chon Neville Estate

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Photos, left to right: students cross Inman Plaza in the mild autumn air; Epple Park beckons students to come sit under the changing leaves of the gingko tree; CMU has a new sign that marks the north end of the University, just past Woodward Hall.

Hey You… Did you know that all alumni of CMU are members of the Central Methodist University Alumni Association? All members receive the following benefits: • Access to the CMU Eagle Connection where you can connect with other alumni • A lifetime subscription to the Talon • Access to the James C. Denneny Jr. Career Development Center • Invitations to special CMU events • Legacy grant scholarship to children of alumni. As alumni you also have special CMU opportunities such as: • Acquiring a personalized Missouri CMU license plate • Travel opportunities • Volunteering, mentoring and philanthropy. For more information on the CMU Alumni Association, its board of directors, and benefits available to you visit http://cmalumni.centralmethodist.edu or contact Tracy Crowe Jones ’94, director of alumni relations, at tjones@ centralmethodist.edu or 1-877-CMU-1854 x56234.

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2008-2009 CLASS HONOR ROLL CLASS OF 1927 (100%) Halkaline Kirk Bergsten ◊

CLASS OF 1933 (14%) Ruth Stenton Wilson

CLASS OF 1934 (20%) Frank W. Burcham ◊ Pauline Edwards Scarborough

CLASS OF 1935 (8%) Mary Katherine Pieper Long

CLASS OF 1936 (9%) Lloyd O. Stephens

CLASS OF 1937 (22%) Elbridge W. Bartley Jr. ◊ Ora Elizabeth Kelley Burlingame † Leon A. McAnally Leland D. Schaperkotter Dorothy Dinkelkamp Smith ◊ Robert B. Thomas ◊

CLASS OF 1938 (16%) Martha J. Deatherage Eberhard John Samuel Newhouse ◊ Julia Jenner Savina †

CLASS OF 1939 (21%) Mary Field Arehart Elbert C. Cole Jean Turley Edmonston Mary Louise Johnson Forbes Verne Wesley Johnson ◊ Eleanor Young Langford Ercell L. Miller Jr. Robert Miller Payne Cleota Dack Travis ◊

CLASS OF 1940 (36%) Glen R. Barnard Nelson C. Block Maxine Hollow Burke DeForrest E. Cline Betty Gronoway Durham Francis L. Grable Grace Peterson Hodge Frances Schoen Jackson Theodore A. Jaeger Jr. ◊ Dorothy Jo Dimmitt John

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James G. Lauderdale W. Howard Lewin ◊ Hoyt B. Miles Jr. Virginia Sherman Miller † Charles W. Reed III W. Arthur Slaughter ◊

CLASS OF 1941 (33%) Judith Jackson Blair Sarah Frances Koontz Forbes Robert M. Garst Vita M. Scribner Goppert D. Lavonne Greenhalge Guenther Helen Breidenthal Jackson Kenneth L. Kienker ◊ Ardis Wehrli Kimbell Blanche L. Knipmeyer Estelle Ballew Miller ◊ Ruth Marie Meyer Rosegrant William R. Rosegrant Claire Conradi Ross William J. Shaw Jr. David E. Smith Jr. Elliott “Doc” Smith Frances B. Brunkhorst Smith John A. Yeager ◊

CLASS OF 1942 (25%) Sanford F. Cockerell D. Keith Duren ◊ Peggy Pile Elliott ◊ James T. Harper Charles E. Harris John Hert Robert H. Hodge Doyne E. Michie Robert L. Moore Deronda Bird Page Charles A. Rouse † Lucy Eason Shackelford John D. Sterling Jr. Virginia Hicklin Thieman ◊ Marjorie Lauf Wallace Anna Mae Bowers Zamuda ◊

CLASS OF 1943 (19%) Lurlene Lefmann Bell ◊ Anna Barrett Church J. Howard Feldmann Ann Dewease Gainey William G. Guerri ◊ Emily Firestone Guion ◊ Andrew J. Higgins James Donald Jackson † Gwendolyn Kirk Lane Ruth Higginbotham Nickerson Hillard Selck Gordon G. Shields ◊ James P. Thogmorton † Margaret Ware Utterback Carolyn Libby Ward Jane Utterback Wrather ◊

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CLASS OF 1944 (17%) Jeanette Riemeier Bopp ◊ Van Buschart Haviland Anna Mae Besgrove Hodge Rebecca Means Jones Norma C. Innes Kienker ◊ Robert C. McMillan Travis Henry Mueller Carl Henry Niewoehner Eva Louise Squires Rowland John Boone Simpson James H. Sweiger Elnora E. Tucker

CLASS OF 1945 (21%) Mary Headrick Barenkamp ◊ Robert Henry Barkelew Marcelene Hardy Bowen John Lewis Cannon ◊ Mary Margaret Farringer Anne Lee Smith Feldmann Mary Ellen Meentemeyer Femmer ◊ Anna Jones Haines Helen Moon Henderson Kenneth D. Hooton Dorothy Nell Wilson Hungate Van Louis Johnson Evelyn Acuff Lawes Robert W. Leech ◊ Irvine McConaghy Dale O. Richardson Joseph Leon Savage Mary L. Carter Thurman James Arthur Walley Mary Geraldine Wise ◊ Kathleen Marie Moore Younger

CLASS OF 1946 (16%) Charles J. Cardwell Patsy Schnell Green Dorothy Cochran Harlan Kathryn E. Assel Koenig Jeanne Pegues Lawing O. David Niswonger II Jacquelyn A. Borg Parrish ◊ Lucky Hund Phelps Jerry W. Rhodes ◊ William Frank Spradlin Mary Morrison Stitt ◊ Arthur Q. Svoboda

CLASS OF 1947 (19%) Saraella Bealmear Calles Norman F. Carrigg Ann Abernathy Clement Martha Jean Ott Cutler ◊ Mildred Kamp Dowling ◊ William E. Fennel Beth Hamilton Gillian George H. Gould Sarah E. Green Graham Jack D. Harmon

Martha Rogers Holman William S. Holman Mary M. Lewis Hornyak Carlos D. McCullough Orpha Ochse ◊ Matthew Otte William Parker Parrish ◊ Robert M. Radasch Robert L. Siler Eva Hensley Steger ◊ Duane D. Warden

Patricia Brown Robertson Bertha Mae Guenther Scrivner Ray Melvin Sennett Wanda Richards Spivey Dorothy Louise Snyder Wallace ◊ William Thomas Wright

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(29%) Roland Eugene Banaka Barbara A. Bartee ◊ Mark Q. Barton D. Gail Oonk Beck Marjorie Caldwell Bottermuller Dimmit Lee Brown † Richard B. Byrd Julia G. Steck Carr Charles R. Casebeer Glenn Collier Margaret Rich Cook Betty Lawson Corey John Milton Cozean Allen S. Crites Elizabeth A. May Edwards Robert Louis Felt Carol A. Calvert Fricke ◊ Marshall William Gillette Wesley Edwin Gingrich Nell Jane Wilson Harris ◊ Ilene Morrison House Frances Hardy Hoxworth ◊ Norman Lafayette Jeter Gary F. Jones Arthur Russell Kiefer Robert J. Kilpatrick III Bedford F. Knipschild ◊ Marion Greene Kraich Frank A. Leet Barbara House Marquart Mary Groce Merrifield Doris Torode Moulder Everett D. Powell ◊ Jane Ann Latham Powell ◊ Richard Calvin Pratt Carroll Sidney Price Eleanor Jeanette Bunyard Ream Thomas Ream Jr. James Doyle Reeves ◊ James E. Rudd Jeannette L. Scahill Gerald Gene Schmidt Daniel M. Schores ◊ Glenn F. Schwerdt Samuel H. Snoddy Fae E. Rice Sotham Carol Howe Mann Stroud Mary Ruth Jessie Summers John M. Wasson Leland Basil Womack

(21%) Dorothy Kauffman Bingham ◊ Nannetta Marshall Brame Mary Lou Snider Camp Richard L. Dalton ◊ Melba June Hendrix Fleck Marian Berniece Carter Harmon William D. Hartzler ◊ Norman J. Haupt Roy Robert Hornyak Mayo Givens Kasling Ada Rose Kimsey J. Richard Kint Patricia N. Sasse Kirby Betty Tevis Lefler L. G. Lefler Helen L. Johnson Matkins Frankie J. Rodgers Roberts LaVena Jones Starkey Lycurgus Monroe Starkey Jr. Jean Eisenstein Thompson Robert L. Varner Lyman Ralph Wood

CLASS OF 1949 (32%) Anita Scott Brigance Lyle W. Burgess ◊ Thomas A. Burton William A. Caine Donald C. Caldwell Margaret E. Casebeer ◊ Dixie Jean Davidson Doris J. Steele De la Roche † Richard Jessee Detweiler Mary Gaines Easterday ◊ Robert H. Easterday ◊ David M. Firestone Robert T. Firestone Patricia Gainey Peggie Holliday Halberstadt ◊ Albert R. Hamra ◊ Margaret E. Davis Hamra ◊ Gerald M. Hoxworth ◊ Jo Morrison Johnson Margaret Jo Kahrs Kearny Ralph E. Knowles Jr. Louis Koenig Jeanne R. Poindexter Lacy Dorothy Elizabeth Adair Land Anne Ruth Brower Ledbetter Walter N. Moore Jr. Mary Pitts Mosby Richard Nemeth ◊ Dixie Holliday Nixdorf Sally Johnson Page ◊

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CLASS OF 1951 (29%) John W. Blattner Joan Chandler Bowes


Honor Roll Robert Dean Brown David W. Butler ◊ Paul L. Calvert Dean W. Carlisle Carolyn N. Rhodes Chaney Margo A. Youngstrom Chapman Jane Louise Turner Chick Molly A. Weathers Coole Marion Sherman Cooley William Edward Cooley Glenn A. Cox Jr. ◊ Bill J. Crigler ◊ Carol J. Prebble Crossley ◊ Betty Craven Douglas ◊ Norman E. Drissell O. Dean Ehlers Marjorie J. Stobaugh Fitzgerald Frances Lucille Foster ◊ Paul M. Galatas Sam M. Guenther ◊ Daniel C. Hahn John P. Land Mary Ann Lefmann Leet Dana Chenoweth Greb Lyne Charles E. Magruder Mary Louise McWilliams Caroline Smith Miller Ruth E. Monroe Jesse Mothersbaugh Rosemary Vineyard Richardson Virginia Bell Clough Schilb Dorothy Storer Schnell Dorothy Jean Williams Sims Barbara Anne Sears Sjulin O. Otto Steinhaus Jr. Richard W. Stewart Charlotte Thompson-Pflum Grace Gilliam Tout Merlin Jane Uphaus Weber

CLASS OF 1952 (25%) Harold E. Beasley ◊ Nona Carpenter Caine Eleanor Rudd Calvert Thomas Campbell Chick Barbara M. Thornton Dionne ◊ Nancie Peacocke Fadeley Shirley Schwier Garrett ◊ Shirley Robertson Hanners David L. Hersh Betty Switzer Hutson William H. Jacobs ◊ James S. Kabler Robert W. Kleinschmidt ◊ Glenn Wilber Lawrence Elizabeth Ann Evans Luther Don L. Lynch Gerald L. McCollum Hector O. McDonald Donald L. Northington Lewis C. Odneal Gordon Webster Olson Jr. † William Davis Overfelt Rho D. Pipes Marilyn Gaddis Rose Jane Morrison Ross ◊ Margaret Cannon Scott Dexter Slagle Clara Jayne Sindt Stewart Elmer W. Twente

Carolyn Shride Wadlinger Dale Curtis Whiteside Adolph J. Wood Rosemary Nixon Word ◊

CLASS OF 1953 (31%) Sherman Eugene Anglin Joe E. Belew Gail Preuss Berthe Robert E. Bregant Suzanne Duke Brown Nelson Andrew Bryant ◊ Thurman O. Butcher Irene C. Ruhl Carr Betty Ann George Crigler ◊ Virginia Gossom Dieckgrafe Ruth Crowe Drissell Carl R. Dulgeroff 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 Russell Ransom Jones E. Dale Kleinschmidt ◊ Gwendlyn Gaty Kleinschmidt ◊ Fredrick L. Kreisler ◊ Joseph A. Labuta Allen L. Lange Roger Ward Mason Betty Erlewine McMillan Frederick Herman Meyer Jr. Donald L. Panhorst Dorothy M. Carmichael Panhorst Elizabeth Briggle Ruehter Carolyn Nell Maddox Schaberg Paul W. Schlapbach ◊ Mary Jane Vansant Sinclair Elizabeth Neff Tyrer James L. Winningham

CLASS OF 1954 (28%) W. Thomas Atkin Charles J. Berthe Marilyn Berrier Birbeck Nancy Ellen Moss Bird Mary Jane Harbin Dauer Harold L. Dodds Peggy Tuley Dryden Richard Todd Evans Sue Shields Evans Velma Fae Ragsdale Felt Margaret Shrout Fencken Thomas J. Fraser Jacqueline E. Lewis Fritschle Alberta Runge Garrett Thomas S. Hahs Donald E. Hamra Latham Bennett Henkey Margaret Thompson Hewitt John H. Holt Jr. Thomas P. Kampman Alice B. Revoir Kurz Willora L. Perryman Lange Paula Moore Ludwick

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Theodore J. Mohr Shirley L. Parks Moore Jo Ann Wilson Mothersbaugh Doris V. Hackley Phillips Glenn Francis Ruhl Margaret Peters Sandring ◊ M. Janet Wetzel Snyder Winifred Yoes Runge Stribling Beverly Everett Vestal Harriet Lee Waldo Gene Taylor Waters Mildred Hamasaki Wetzel Frederick L. Wiese ◊ William H. Winter ◊ Joanne Madden Yaeger ◊ Thomas L. Yancey

CLASS OF 1955 (25%) Norma Neal Anderson Barbara A. Steele Bregant Cynthia Lou Ann Brown Mary June Birbeck Bush Charlotte Lee Dethero ◊ Mary Lu Graves Dorothy J. Morgan Grimm Edward M. Harper Robert L. Hood Robert H. Isbell Ruth Reid Johnson C. Jeanie Muff Jones Jerrold W. Longwell Joyce Maudell Summers Longwell Helen Joan Hammond Moon Lois Nadine Turner Mordt Monnie Sue Wilcoxson Murtha Phyllis Clarke Northington James E. Rich Bill D. Richerson Joan Dishman Sampson Robert B. Stanley Arthur Douglas Stutsman Jack Lee Tayloe Charlotte E. Ramsey Vetsch Delores Bland Woodward Ralph Lee Woodward Jr.

CLASS OF 1956 (27%) Barbara Miller Alexander William LaFayette Armontrout Jane Ash Belew Kenneth Estill Blakely William Eugene Borchardt Don S. Browning M. Alice Fray Buster ◊ Margaret Ann Alsop Chambers ◊ Samuel W. Downing IV Elbert Haenssler ◊ Mona Lou Basye Haenssler ◊ Alpha J. Sutterfield Hahn Todd G. Hannah Arthur T. Hardwicke Nancy Balzer Holt John D. Hutcherson ◊ Ellery Farmer Johnson II Stephen G. Johnson Willa Lee Yoder Kampman

Robert J. LaMore William D. Langworthy Richard L. Litle William Everett Mackey Carolyn Sanford Newburn Jim L. Shields Robert Lee Snoddy Donald G. Spalding Jr. ◊ Gloria Runge Speer ◊ Marian F. Bowman Spivey Caryl Stinson Staples Joseph Vincent Swisher Patricia Hatfield Tuttle

CLASS OF 1957 (26%) Jerre C. Blakey Anthony Joseph Blanchfield George W. Burgin Margaret J. Pettigrew Byerly LeAnn Foster Campbell ◊ Mary Frances Brennecke Clark Grace E. Adkisson Compton Kathryn Delois Line Evans Daniel E. Fridley Martha Amick Gebhardt ◊ Shirley Bond Hannah Robert J. Harris R. Robert Hulse Dorothy J. Slaughter Kennedy Robert A. Kountz Marilyn Yeater Langworthy David McCullough Jerry M. Moon Frederick C. Nix Joyce Proffitt Nixon Richard A. Norton Peggy Payeur ◊ Carol A. Ridder Pregge Katharine Whiteside Shope Douglas D. Sleade Sondra Sercu Spalding ◊ Jeannine Arp Stutsman Sue Tucker Troutner Shirley Wegener Westlake ◊ Franchelle Vaughan Whitehead Roy Don Whitehead Sr. John D. Williams

CLASS OF 1958 (32%) R. Frederick Alexander Ralph H. Anderson Jr. John B. Batchelor Wilma Jean Dietzel Batchelor Keith T. Berry ◊ Philip D. Blakemore Janice L. Roberts Bradshaw Samuel J. Castleberry Clayton C. Craghead Morris F. Dearing Joan L. Kleeman Detmer Harlo L. Donelson John W. Drakesmith Larry T. Drebes Steven H. Evans Martha Sue Hutchison Ferry Robert D. Frankenfeld Jan D. Frick Norvelle S. Geiger Robert L. Grimshaw

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Glenn Hall Marva G. McBride Iglehart Jack L. Jost Lenora Stone Jost Jenny French LaMore Ann McPheeters Lewis Shirley Swisher Meyer Sandra A. Brauss Neas John L. Phillips Jr. Edward Louis Priess C. Richard Roda Eugene E. Rudd Jerry L. Schwab Elta Spicer Shields Patricia Offutt Skates Marilyn J. Hogan Smith Nancy J. Evans Smith James W. Snell Lou Ann Brooks Snell Larry W. Sonner George W. Sweet Dorris Coley Warwick Marion Foster Wheeler William Zimmerman

CLASS OF 1959 (32%) George Rodgers Adams N. Karen Heiberger Anderson John J. Barry Jane H. Amrhein Barton Virginia Wood Bergsten ◊ Eugene Biermann Ethel F. Schneider Blaise Frank P. Boatwright Alan C. Brueggemann Jerry T. Cantlon Marlene Marcum Cantlon James C. Clatworthy Samuel B. Cleveland Paul Thomas Crews Herman A. Crisler Jr. Celia Utlaut Drake Margaret Woodward Drakesmith E. Jack Estes Donald Ray Gibson Beth Hammond Gooch Joanne Potter Hall Dorothy L. Rupp Harrell Carolyn Ann Yoder Hemmerla ◊ † Fred R. Hilgeman Patricia Phillips Hilgeman Ralph L. Hollis 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 William G. Sampson George Schuster Jr. James Franklin Slutz George William Sparks David Mack Stewart Fred H. Thornton Robin Bage Till Jerry W. Watson

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Honor Roll W. Dean Whitworth Wanda Melton Wilson Kathryn M. Landes Workman Edwin Yaeger ◊

CLASS OF 1960 (31%) Don V. Allemann ◊ William V. Ayres Dwight Bingham ◊ Janice K. Brassfield Boatwright Norma Horine Broombaugh Jack Wellington Cantwell Donald C. Crabill Jo Nell Parrott Dearing David H. Dodd Sandra Rohlfing Fridley G. Thomas Gitchoff John O. Gooch Maurice B. Graham Robert L. Hahne Robert William Iglehart Gayle J. Johnson Michael Ray Johnson Charlotte Wills Kimbrough John W. King Paul Andrew Lebeck MaryAnna Hickman McNeel Robert Arthur Murphy Albert F. Mutti III ◊ Janice Egner Peerson Judy Risinger Phillips Darryl K. Redhage Judith Schuster Charles Gale Stowers Alan Strickler Mary Edlen Tayloe Bennie N. Till Loyce L. Mausehund Turan Linda Browning Weis Elwood G. Wells Helen Templeton Wells James G. Weston Meredith Holscher Wills Donald W. Wright Beth Hicks Youle Beverly Laidley Zimmerman

CLASS OF 1961 (27%) Jenice F. Renfro Ambelang Lucy C. Bryan Barlow ◊ Donald L. Barton Earl F. Bates C. Fred Bergsten ◊ Patricia Trotter Brawner Joanne M. Bynum Mary Jane Crigler Phyllis Jean Davis Detherow H. Kay Easton ◊ Marylin Gibson Fisher Robert C. Frank Anthony Frances Geiser Elinor Simmons Gerdes Barbara Williams Hahne William Wallace Hix Jane E. Banta Hopkins ◊ John R. Hopkins Jr. Anita Allison Jarvis John H. Johnson Jr. Norma Deen Lirely Juracsik

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LaDonna Henry Justice Shirley J. Leech J. Garth Leigh Carl O. Lester Janet Schroeder Liberty Barbara Weir McBride Harold W. McKay Alan Christian Michel Claire Josephine Nisonger Charles W. Norton Charles J. Owens ◊ Michael C. Payden Janice Yokley Petsch Gerald R. Pittman Janice Worker Powell Virginia Terry Preston Donaleigh Piepmeier Richardson Rayman P. Richardson Judith Yeast Schofield Elizabeth Given Scott Dennis Y. Slate Sue Mutti Sonner Jacquelyn Hawker Whitworth Roger Lee Wightman ◊ Barbara Madden Wright

CLASS OF 1962 (23%) Mary Della Lenger Armitage Judith Ann Moore Bierman Sue Joslin Brown Wesley Leroy Brun Anne Coates-Conaway George Allen Derrieux 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 Linda Sue Hartsock Donald Dodge Hellmich Mary Anne Estes Herrick ◊ Joan Hewitt ◊ Eleanor June Hartley Hopper Richard A. Hopper Julius Juracsik Gary E. Justice Ronald Dale Kirk Donna Shy Kubik Edward Christian Martens James Leroy Meng Harold Lee Moyer Kathleen Moore Murphy Arthur Wright Noble Jr. Phoebe Carol Pomeroy Sam Lee Powell Gerald Louis Purcell Mary Jo Saffarrans Ragar Frederick A. Ruecker John E. Schofield Gary C. Simpson William Allen Sip Jr. Georgia Elwell Stewart

CLASS OF 1963 (17%) Karen A. Edele Anibal Larry Bartee

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Nancy Avery Bartmess Carol Charlwood Block Jerry E. Burge Jo Ann Noce Burkart ◊ Peggy Jo Davis Clatworthy Michael H. Downing Nancy Woodward Drebes Carolyn Cates Fonteyn Mary Ann Grannemann Charles Richard Huddleston ◊ Gailya Tucker Johnson Robert Louis Johnson ◊ Carol A. Joyce ◊ Carol Jones Koch Nancy Khalifah Moyer ◊ Joyce Eickmeyer Owens ◊ Marilyn Young Roseberry ◊ 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

CLASS OF 1964 (22%) Donna Jennings Ansehl Donald Lee Armitage Iva Lou Alcorn Banning ◊ Thomas Ray Banning ◊ Woodrow T. Bounds ◊ Judith Lynn Hawkins Burge Anetha Jo Brown Combs Jerry P. Combs Harry E. Cook Star S. Allemann Cox R. Denning Crowe James Wilfred Diggs Kathlyn Hyatt Fares Leroy Henry Fares Jerry Allen Fletcher John Edward Foster Linda Gilmore Harris James A. Hawkins 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 Patricia Sue O’Dell Lundquist ◊ Lewis C. Mantels Karen A. Kieffer Meister John C. Moll R. Philip Morris II ◊ David C. Powell Ann Romines Floyd C. Satterlee ◊ John H. Smiley Jr. ◊ Kathleen Welch Smith James H. Steele Daniel W. Wampler Jr. Stephen E. Williams ◊ Richard G. Wyatt

CLASS OF 1965 (21%) Dennis Ashford

O. Nelson Auer Celia Roberts Barnhard ◊ Martha Tucker Bounds Alan L. Brotherton Guy E. Callison ◊ Raelene Casatta Derrieux Steven A. Dick ◊ Barbara Stocker Diggs Camilla Womack Dollins Sheila Beckett Early Susan D. Stephens Elrod Robin Gus Frank Sandra Dreyzehner Frank Sandra E. Givens Gayle Speight Hall Patricia Hamilton James Russell Harrington Robert B. Harvey Vicki Reynolds Harvey Robert D. Hoehn Dean K. Holmes Alice J. Tschappler Huebner ◊ Gilbert G. Humphrey ◊ Stephen B. Hux Roehl W. Johnson Ronald F. Knigge Kenneth Eugene Lang Eugene F. W. Martin Gail Nelson Meyers Nancy C. Fortune Mitchell Linda A. Sperry Koenig Mizell Carol A. Best Moll John Albert Moxley ◊ Wayne L. Paeth † Jane Martin Perry Robert T. Perry ◊ William D. Powell Sharon Schove Rathsam Sharon K. Tally Renick M. Louise Gibson Rouchka Jill Rouse Gail Grote Thoele Charles S. Thompson Wallace J. Turnage Jr. Lester W. Viehmann Sandra Offutt Walters Judy Fletcher Wells ◊ Maurice H. Wilson

CLASS OF 1966 (18%) J. Bruce Addison ◊ Linda J. Bartley Ault ◊ David W. Bandy Virginia Holland Beasley Patricia G. Doss Bryant Sandra Kay Sillin Callison ◊ Jane Saffarrans Claus Nancy L. Fisher Susan Meyer Fletcher Robert Chris Hansen Robert A. Harlan John D. Harris Barbara Ann Hoelzel Beverly J. Bingham Holst E. Christine Godfrey Keefer Stephen Glenn McClure Jon M. Millner Karen A. Nordquist ◊ Ida Jane Williamson Paeth Carolyn Summers Perry ◊ Dorothy Allemann Powell Sharon Kay Powers Prokovich

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Gerald George Sahagian Nancy Boyd Shaw ◊ James R. Slattery Robert S. Strader Eunice A. Boyington Straub ◊ J. Chris Straub ◊ Albert W. Swafford Joe L. Walcott E.C. Walker III Carol Steinmann Walsh Carol Proett Weatherford ◊ Robert L. Welch Jr.

CLASS OF 1967 (21%) Janet Gift Addison◊ Kristi Wiebe Auer James D. Bailey Sharon Tschappler Beavers Gary K. Blakemore Pamela Lou Jarvis Blalock Robert Lynn Britton J. Douglas Burton Phyllis M. Byers Donald E. Byrd Barbara Domann Davis James D. Dean ◊ M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond ◊ Elizabeth Davis Eilers David C. Epps Amy Ann Utterback Foutes ◊ Lenore M. Olson Glore David R. Holsinger James N. Huckins Donna Rigby Huddleston Patricia Emery Jefferies David W. Kerr ◊ William H. Kincaid Jr. G. Carlos Knight Karen L. McClenahan Koenig Marianna Carr Krotz Sara L. Lomax Frank L. McKinzie Pamela Jane Allder Mehlenbeck Stanley E. Mehrhoff J. Larry Milam Karen DeMott Moore W. Richard Nelson Jr. Vicki S. Osborn Nelson Pyle Roy W. Quist John J. Schade ◊ Rolf Dieter Schmitz Ruth Haney Schwieterman Walter B. Shull ◊ John A. Siebern Darryl W. Slater William F. Stone Jr. Kim Chung Tang ◊ Michael J. Thompson Anne Core Walker Michael H. Wallis Alan L. Weatherford ◊ Marilyn Knabe Williams

CLASS OF 1968 (19%) Clayton F. Albert Jr. Valroy Binsbacher Richard H. Blackburn Ronald Oliver Bolm


Honor Roll Janet L. Cotton Bond Paul O. Bond Archie Theodore Bourbon Jr. Lloyd V. Cash John Russell Cater Stephen G. Crandall Douglas Edwin Duncan Larry K. Duren ◊ Bruce T. Edwards Blanche A. Bante Emerick Elizabeth A. Fox Faris T. L. Fuemmeler Glen S. Garrett T. Keith Grebe Warren David Hare Linda Marie DeForest Hess ◊ Carolyn Shedd Hoehn Sharon L. Nipps Hoffman Michael A. Jefferies Richard W. Johnson ◊ Marilyn Harashe Jones Mark Hunter Jones Paul W. King Ronald Kruse Gerald J. Lux II David D. Norbury Connie Heimsch Orear E. Thomas Orear Jr. John B. Renick Nancy Asher Reynolds ◊ Mary Kaye Breeden Rogers Thomas Edwin Schneider Donald L. Simmons † J. Darlene Smith-Grillos Peggy L. Young Spencer Janice L. Hoevel Stone William C. Taylor John L. Unnerstall Kent Van Landuyt ◊ Sally J. Meriweather Watts Alice L. Campbell Wells ◊

CLASS OF 1969 (21%) Gary E. Bagby Janet Marie Roussin Bennett Larry Lee Bennett Nicholas P. Bernier Barbara A. Haas Binsbacher Keith A. Birkes Gerald Lee Early Rebecca Emrich Ross A. Fulton Jr. Carl J. Grigsby Jr. Lari Ray Grubbs Charles R. Harlow Carol Joan Madison Hayes Vivian Gardner Henry William Frank Hibbeler William R. Hilgeman Cheryl Jean Holland Ronald A. Johnson Marsha Kahler Kerr ◊ C. Gary Ladd Marcia Kay Cline Lambert Vera Singleton Lewis ◊ Carole Lynn White Lux Marilyn Shepard McMillan Linda Hill McReynolds 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 Candace Vancil Peters David K. Peters James C. Roberts ◊ Mary Ann Gruen Robinson Nancy Wright Romine Bill L. Rudeseal R. Lane Sander Frank M. Sandy Barbara K. Bauer Shannon ◊ Gerald W. Shannon ◊ John Milton Smith Lynn R. Solomon Janice L. Kemper Spathelf ◊ Susan B. Kettenacker Spaulding ◊ Dale M. Stauffer Janet Ann Carroll Swearingen Kathryn R. Purvis Tankersley Laurence R. Tucker Alice J. Weil Van Landuyt ◊ Michael E. Walsh Marilyn Joyce Smith Weber

CLASS OF 1970 (21%) Roger Lee Adair Mary E. Douglas Bancroft Ann Peveler Bartholomew Thomas G. Blake Jr. Sally Murray Bocklage ◊ Charles E. Buck Jerilyn Stiegemeyer Campbell Linda Hall Conrad Laura S. Blankenship Dean ◊ Barbara Gifford Devino L. Susan Eigel Paula Ann Gresham Fetherston Daniel K. Frank James H. Gameson III Barbara S. Gose Merilee Jaeger Grigsby Gary J. Gutjahr ◊ John C. Hamlin Patricia Dinwiddie Hamlin Linda Long Harlan Walter Bryan Heaven Jr. Jeffrey N. Hogenmiller ◊ Susan E. Hurst Kathleen M. Shrum Husk ◊ Randall E. Lee Larry J. Leech Jack Manning Julie Scott Mattson Madeline K. Byers McCamy William F. Milligan Jr. Virginia Lloyd Monroe Eric G. Muench Terrance Allen Pickles Kenneth Walter Prather Thomas E. Pundmann Elizabeth Davenport Quist Douglas Van Rice Elizabeth Ann Magee Rooks Robert George Schroer Jr. N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Theodore L. Spayde Phillip W. Swearingen

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Anne Sillers Turner W. Randall Washburn Charlotte Davis Watchinski Herbert W. Watchinski Jr. Robert J. Werner Linda L. Gardner Williams Sandra Shemwell Womack Lois Jean Kiser Wood Alan H. Yount

CLASS OF 1971 (22%) Evelyn Locke Archer Sara M. Hackley Bagby Bruce Eugene Banks Kenneth Michael Barckett Margaret A. Bartold Susan Catron Borts Nancy Riddell Chop Beau Culbertson Sharon K. Adkison Culbertson Richard M. Dailey David Bynon Dozier Marilynn Barnes Ferro ◊ William Gerard Fivecoat Jr. Paul Joseph Frank Anne L. Hix Gameson Joseph Gameson John W. Gawason ◊ Shirley Alexander Golembeck Gale Hairston Susan L. Patrick Haury ◊ Robert J. Henderson Jr. ◊ Angelia Smith Hilbert Deborah A. Lampton Hillyer George S. Howell John L. Humphrey Christina A. Binggeli Johnson Bruce R. Lake Matthew J. Larigan Max R. Marble Sally E. Spickelmier Marble Dale Gene Marksberry June Dannenberg Marksberry Larry D. Mattson Terry L. Stevenson Meyer ◊ Prentiss Scudder Rankin Terree L. Rowbottom Sally J. Kraft Sandy Beverly Bond Smull Richard M. Spathelf ◊ Pamela A. Stouffer Kenneth D. Tebow B. Murphy Tetley Catherine J. Thogmorton Robinn S. Weber

Earl E. Johnson ◊ Maureen Dunn Lane Sherry Jeager Lang Gingy Lebold Cynthia L. Lausen Marek ◊ Linda E. Frazee Page Marla Witis Pundmann Connie Neal Richman Sander Donna M. Weiss Shaff Gary Lee Stephens Joy Ownbey Strickler Cathie Locke VanMatre Michael Vaughn ◊ Denis R. Whiteaker

CLASS OF 1973 (18%) Vicki L. Clement Antrainer David E. Brown Theresa C. Piontek Brown Dorothy D. Drago Brucks Melvin K. Burton John W. Charlton Lettie Corkhill Cunetto David A. Dauster Merilee K. Willmann Dauster James W. Devine William R. Dineen ◊ Gayle L. Rebmann Donley Stephen C. Hamilton ◊ Marsha R. Standley Hansen L. Kyle Hern Marie Frazee Hern Catherine Cook Huckins Parl C. Hummel Cecily Bruce Hutchison Ann Franklin Jensen John L. Jones II Karen Kienker Donald E. Lee Gary A. Ornburn ◊ Joyce A. Ebeling Parks Paul A. Parks Vicki S. Purdy Howell B. Rice Cynthia A. Jacobs Ruggeri Cheryl L. Gray Sager Marilyn Allersmeyer Schwartz Jefferson E. Seay Terry Henderson Snodgrass Venetta S. Rowlison Stephens Cynthia Bradley Stevenson David Swartz Laurie A. Muns Turner Thomas G. Wheelehon

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CLASS OF 1974

(15%) Dan E. Adkison Patricia Nemitz Adkison Norman L. Antrainer Elaine Vemmer Bierwirth ◊ Mary E. Hix Bradbury Deane Sue Brandenburg Helen M. O’Bryan Brown ◊ Mary E. Sanderson Dolan Sara Ann Walkup Drummond Thomas Fitzsimmons Pamela J. Powell Frank Harry T. Harness Patricia Jordan Hilgedick Joyce Nations Hornecker

(15%) J. R. Absher Eva M. Allen Bruce E. Barnett Gary Keith Brown William Bastin Brown Jr. Phillip J. Brucks Herman C. Byrd Jr. Wanda Charlene West Byrd Yvonne L. Brown Byrne Carol J. Covey Elaine W. Wulfekotter Foster ◊ Sheldon J. Gentry Martha Lynn Barnett Ginsburg

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Don A. Gruenewald ◊ James E. Hackmann Rodney D. Hoffman David T. Lawson Kathy McCutcheon Lawson Kathleen Armour McCoy Gregory C. Mitchell Dennis R. Morgan William R. Morrow Jr. F. Dan Page Richard L. Parker Diane Wheeler Peterson Paul E. Scarborough Harry E. Snodgrass III James Gregory Stamos John D. Sturman Elizabeth D. Fitch Terry Rucker Lee Toalson

CLASS OF 1975 (9%) John Black Paul Richard Braun ◊ Linda Magruder Burnett Denise Vallandingham Drake David A. Gamache Jr. Jean Borgelt Gruenewald ◊ Deborah Cox Holmes Mark Humphreys Stewart Huttsell Danny Gene Larkin Amy H. Lee Sara Anton North Geoffrey W. Posegate Michael B. Roberts Charla Cooksey Seay Thomas K. Spencer

CLASS OF 1976 (17%) Carl E. Barker Frederic O. Biswell Jr. Barbara A. Bock James E. Bureman Gregory Chandler Sr. ◊ Randal C. DeMasters Rocco V. DiMarsico Jr. Marjorie Briner Dykman Paul A. Easterday Pamela R. Edmonds ◊ Mark A. Freese Susan Friemonth Freese John R. Gage Marc Hibbard Lois Jean Graf House Charlie L. Johnson John Kurtz Sarah J. Felgar Kuschel Theresa L. Dempsey Mihalevich Cathy G. Wilkes Mitchell Elaine M. Bennett Posegate David R. Randall Peggy Sue Purvis Robb Michael A. Scardina Ruth A. Henderson Sears James R. Smith Cheryl Kepple Stapleton Kathleen Stroupe Barbara Westhues Watkins Kay Burnett White Nanette Padgett Young

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Honor Roll CLASS OF 1977 (17%) Eric E. Anderson Nancy Krider Benfield Don L. Catlett Ralph L. Clark John Warren Clingenpeel Mary Beth Crocker Lois Marie Crowley Gene C. Ditch II Mark Eggleston Daniel W. Green Dennis Dean Hansen Alan W. Harper Kara L. Ernst Hillman Pamela J. Welcelean Hines Janet L. Jacobs ◊ Phyllis Jean Hayes Lucas Samuel Edgar Lucas Jill Carmichael Mitchell Cheryl Lynn McCoy Molloy Michael D. Pope Martin D. Rudloff Barbara Englehart Schwane Sherry L. Scrivner Smith Ted C. Snodgrass Susan Lusby Steele Michael W. Thrasher Roy D. Vandelicht Mark Lee Waynick Jan Millner Williamson

CLASS OF 1978 (18%) William Bruce Anton Susan E. Brandt David M. Crites William Randall Dysart Mary Jo Ireland Easterday Margaret Thompson Elliott R. Douglas Frevert Vicki Watt Headley Michael J. Hines Pam Hess Huttsell J. Steven Jackson ◊ Barbara C. Buckman Keller C. Edwin Lammers Susan Marner-Sides Julie Jacobs Menees Dale G. Metcalf John C. Morton ◊ Nancy Morrison Nesvik Susan L. Northcutt Ruth Allersmeyer Randall Terry J. Reichert Ronald B. Schowe Penny Jones Selle Robert Shaw Deborah M. Pennington Shields Phillip L. Tessereau Colleen Byrne Thurmon Stephen J. Wegmann Robin Yvonne Willi Robert O. Young II Nancy J. Yuelkenbeck

CLASS OF 1979 (12%) Don L. Bagby David P. Blalock Laurie L. Schaaf Brady-Dailey

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Lola Jean Butcher Keith L. Cook George A. Cover Amy Lamb Dysart Duane R. Hall David Allen Henderson ◊ Harvey W. House Paul T. Klemme Pamela T. Lovelett Lauderback ◊ Michael H. Ledbetter Michael J. Partise Rodney K. Rhodes Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer Mary Beth Hayes Turner Gina D. Burlingame White G. Thomas Williams

CLASS OF 1980

(13%) Elizabeth A. Brannon-Lopez Donna S. Eckler Butts Jimmy Joe Culbertson Janet A. Doll Ann Wenninghoff Fields Maribeth Block Frevert Jane Lammers Hicklin ◊ Alice L. Freese Kennedy ◊ James M. Kimbell ◊ Dian C. Braun Kittle Carolyne Wilder Peery Susan L. Sendelweck Carolyn J. Strother Shaw Martha A. Tennyson Eric Martin Trelz

CLASS OF 1981

(12%) Hilda Ann Haas Blevins Timothy R. Brummett Rick A. Diehl Russell W. French Jr. Kelley L. Head Ted House Timothy Jackman Jana L. Jorn Michael Miserocchi Dianna Rains Clarice Bruss Sage Jerie L. Smith Sally Watkins Vinyard Betty Sue Watson

CLASS OF 1982

(15%) Mark F. Babalian John Robert Baker Laurie McMillan Crimmins David M. Dinsmore Robert A. Foster Jana M. Harral Fox Keith A. Gary Lisa Stacy Grommet Barbara Schuldt Heikoff Elizabeth Slate Horn Michael D. Houston David A. How Janet Jackson Jerri Weldy Jasumback Debbie S. Engelmann Krikorian Nancy Walker Peacock ◊ Teresa Blair Reger

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Susan Clark Reichert Sharon Wiseman Rogers James B. Rose Keith E. Shostrom Beth McCune Whitaker Wendy R. Yahr

CLASS OF 1983

(18%) Pat Carl Tamara L. Collier Eustis Joy Dodson Flanders M. Robin Winzen Foster David G. Fox Lynn Annette Seward Fryer Andrew Glover Elaine Eversmeyer Henderson Terry L. Henderson Susan Kintner Lawrence Layden Beth Unser Lesemann Brian Lesemann Brian F. McCallister W. Kirk Meyer ◊ Ronald G. Mills Susan L. Hardy Mills Michelle Moran Mueller Melody Tapey Nelson Karl Olson Joyce E. Lehane Peterson Jacquelynn Knight Richmond Susan Sipe Schroeder Jeffrey A. Sherman Barbara D. McIntosh Smith Adriene L. Terrill Shannon K. Deer Twenter Keith Herbert Vinyard

CLASS OF 1984

(10%) Richard D. Bailey Mark R. Conarroe Nina Gooch Jayne Galloway Howard ◊ Laura Wood McLenna Thomas R. Pemberton Suesann Rickards Joe Sabo Kara Zimmerman Sabo Ann Sherman Schubert William Sheehan Jr. Robert D. Slate Kenny Wyatt

CLASS OF 1985

(11%) Gina Kay Winn Bailey Jennifer Thurmon Bennett ◊ Sally Scott Blackburn Deborah Kay Root Ehase Judy M. Plante Fehling ◊ Cheryl Mathewson Gerhardt Julie B. Woodcock Hook Kerri Hopper Jenkins Laura E. Peterson Lehman Marvin Max Manring Rod Mathewson Dawn A. Palmer Messerla Marilyn C. Moore Frederick E. Smith Mary Ella Thomasson Rebecca Taulbee Wenzel

CLASS OF 1986

(17%) Mindy Marshall Brown Jennifer Bea Clark Deanna L. Dickmeyer Colbert Thomas B. Hackley Susan Lynn Hart Kevin L. Lines Mary Elizabeth Payne Locke Mary Anne Watters Manring Knial R. Piper Jeffrey M. Proske Jeffrey A. Radel Richard L. Rickenbaugh ◊ M. Keith Ruether Maryann Rustemeyer John L. Sauer Jane F. Lynagh Sheehan James A. Shelton Gary K. Shoemaker Rebecca J. Combs Shoemaker Ralph B. Wahlers Darrell R. Widhalm Keith W. Young ◊

CLASS OF 1989

(13%) Christopher S. Abercrombie Paul David Bailey John D. Bucksath Russell S. Cribb Deborah Telgemeier Dodge Julie Annette Duvall-Sells Denise M. Wilson Gissenaas ◊ Donald F. Harrison IV Michael David Hughes Kimberly Weilbrenner Johnson Joel P. Kidwell ◊ Suzanne Conley Kidwell ◊ Michael C. McBroom Nicole Franklin McDowell Julie Schreiner Phillips Susan Elizabeth Hulen Purdy Kim Schoonover Schlomer Carolyn Ann Schwartze Susan Y. Fox Sherry Lori Roberts Smith Michael Edward Weber Lynn Elaine Berwick Wright

CLASS OF 1987

(21%) Melissa K. Thurmon Abkemeier Christopher Allton Debra Hockanson Angstead Kevin Leon Billings Pamela Siekmann Billings Donna J. Widhalm Hower Malcolm E. Hower Melanie J. Rockett Lechtenberg Cheryl Eckhoff Lines Robert D. Martin James L. Mather Rhonda Spargo Proske Margaret E. Murray Quinn Carol Kelly Rickenbaugh ◊ Deborah E. Sellmeyer Wendy Slagle Sheehan David Alan Smith Gayla Renfrow Smith Holly Geiger Snow Jerry D. Strickland Kristy Hanks Strickland Larry D. Strickland Betty Thorne Tierney Stanley R. Woodall R. Doug Wright

CLASS OF 1988

(10%) Lisa McNeall Byrd Karen Snell Deves Steven W. Deves John Robert Frazee Lynette Haenssler Harrison Paul M. Maynard Joseph Andrew Odneal William Clayton Peterson R. Rheatta Kelley Petty Jeffrey William Redd Sharon Electa Moore Salmons Dianna Hart Shelton M. Mardell Ballew Wies

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CLASS OF 1990 (13%) Dwayne Charles Abbott Richard John Armentrout Laura Jane Peery Beeler LeAnn K. Farquhar Carlton Theresa Roswurm Christian Randall Scott DeBold Curtis Jerome Jackman Jay Robert Jones Sheryl Huecker Luster Joanne M. Eiken Murphy Robert Lee Noren Patrick D. Reardon Michelle Shultz Redd Rhonda Marlene Schumann Donna Greenway Scotten Susan Lee Weiker Selway Shelia Beth Tuley James Andrew Weber Larry Phillip Wycuff

CLASS OF 1991 (8%) Peggy Lee Moser Armentrout Christopher M. Auchly John Richard Bailey Cecilia M. Reagan Blakemore Miriam Niekamp Gebhardt Timothy G. Kerns Gary Wayne Linhart Judith Breiner Lloyd Thomas J. Meier Ewing Elizabeth Crowe Noren Leslie Peters Reardon Andrew Spencer Upham J. B. Waggoner ◊ Tamra Gorder Work

CLASS OF 1992 (7%) Michael B. Auchly Julie Marie Bibb Bailey Debbie Stone Bradley Earl Thomas Burton


Honor Roll Wendy R. Underwood Dukewits Larry C. Graham II ◊ Jane M. Tiemeyer LaRue Rebecca Jean Occhi Lavy Sarah Davis Linhart Alan Grant Marshall Charity Rufaro Muzorewa Darren Pannier Douglas Dale Schultze Dori Thomas Waggoner ◊ Stacie Littrell Wild Sheri Williams

CLASS OF 1993 (6%) Beth Ann Alpers Beverly Freeman Andrews Gale Love Bailey Rebecca Blum Curry Joyce A. Green Gordy Joseph M. Hannah II Ginger King Luetkemeyer ◊ Kenneth R. Oliver Lori Ann Pyatt Christina Pedroli Reilly ◊ Scott Lee Ricker Heather Kormeier Schneider David W. Strodtman Kathryn Johnson Wilkerson

CLASS OF 1994 (9%) Kimberly Wiswall Bailey Leonard Anthony Barry Phillip R. Bechtold Brent Edward Beckmann Robert Blanton III Holly M. Toler Boyer Sheila Ashby Fulling Michael Garon Galloway Benjamin O. Hart Steven Russell Jones Tracy Crowe Jones Charles Edward LaValle III Sara E. Liter-Kuester Candy M. Moser Marshall Bradley Alan McCarty William J. Reagan Karmin Gepford Ricker Jennifer Dalzell Schmoeger Nicole D. Parrish Scott Melanie L. Strodtman Natalie Bennett Wolf

CLASS OF 1995 (4%) Kevin Beeler Jeania Howell Burton Jason W. Dinwiddie Ross A. Dowell Marde Kay Kent Gann John Jason Graves Heather D. Warren Hall Rebecca Ann Prince LaValle Robert F. Manning Paige Elizabeth McCue-Noah Mindy Melissa Megas Sara Jane Schroeder Pannier Russell Lee Schmidt Brian J. Schwartze

CLASS OF 1996 (5%) Melinda J. Stillwagon Bailey Lori Lynn Chapman Bishop Jennifer Stillwagon Brennecke Christopher Steven Collins Amber Hirsch Dinwiddie Rebecca Jo Peeler Dowell Heidi M. Brunjes Drennan Heather Kocinski Flathers Spencer Clay Hedgepeth Tobi Weimer Johnson Maureen L. King Michelle Dixon Reagan Elizabeth Ann Stretz W. Wayne Wolf III

CLASS OF 1997 (4%) Robert N. Adams Jean B. Linebaugh Exner Stephen Patrik Foote David Lawrence Jacobson Lisa N. Rains Leon Jason Shaw Gary Allan Smith Jr. Holly Jean Graff Twenter Victoria Janee Vahle

CLASS OF 1998 (6%) Maranda S. Tuley Anderson Todd Matthew Anderson Jeremy Shaun Barclay Matthew T. Dawson Wendy F. Biache Dawson Amy LeAnn Boehs Gragg Dennis Allen Harper Tanya Hawkins Cassie Renee Herbert Donta Eugene Hubbard Christina Overstreet Amy C. Fluchel Russell Autumn Nicole Feaker Schwartze Lathem A. Scott Gretchen Faye Singleton Siebert Stephen M. Siebert Jessica D. Simpson

CLASS OF 1999 (2%) Stephen Andrew Foutes Jennifer J. Pomajzl Hackman Linda Ragene Miller Ruth Potter Riedinger

CLASS OF 2004

Marilynn L. Poff-Moehle Farahnaz Rahmatpanah Tiffany Rae Hessel Smith

(2%) Brandi N. Newman Brayley John D. Brayley Regina Delight Davis Kyle Eugene Platz

(2%) Tina M. Braun Foglesong Martin Henry Gerloff II Sarah Elizabeth Sheridan Harper Nathan Thomas Holtmeyer Jennifer Nicole Kramer Laura Koepke Lentz Herbert G. Schuler Jr.

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(3%) Debra Kay Fitzgerald Carmack Nita Cates Cathy Galland Erin Briana Paulsmeyer Gerloff Katie Ann Helfer Trent Alan Kraemer Jane Ellen Kruse Charles Munter Kellie Piesbergen Platz

CLASS OF 2003 (2%) Jenny Ann Martin Anspach Micah James Beatty Amanda Kay CulbertsonKraemer Dustin Charles Cunningham Bryce Harraway Wooldridge

(4%) Robert A. Cowsert Jr. Scott Michael Eftink Susan Ashley Smith Eftink Laura Mae Stegeman Holtmeyer Rhonda L. Jetmore Charles S. Larsen Jade Lauber Jeffrey Scott Lentz Wilson Sean Lieske Thomas William Miller III Olatunde Olumide Opakunle Aaron T. Price Cassandra Nichole Steele Angela R. Umstattd-Schmutz

CLASS OF 2006 (3%) Martha Allen Tanya R. Hackett

Douglas D. Hansen Jeff M. Kremer Heather Marie Magruder Joseph Perry Rice IV Elizabeth M. Roberts Josie Alexandra Stewart Heather Scarlett Taft Loyd Owen Warden Dawna Ashleigh Holzer Willis Melia T. Young

CLASS OF 2007 (3%) Ashleigh Jade Gibson Elaine M Hinds Angela E. Hunt Ashley Imhoff Connie Jo Johnson James Kevin Charles Karl Ramona Kay Mundwiller Todd D. Oberlin Jennifer Renee Peterson Cynthia S. Powell

CLASS OF 2008 (2%) Kenneth B. James Travis Lee McCann Dustin William McKinney Veronica L. Herman McKinney Mitchell Andrew Morrow Tiffany Vandegriffe

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Honor Roll Parents of Students and Alumni John Q. and Linda Adams Mark A. and Rosemarie Adams J. Bruce and Janet Gift Addison ◊ R. Frederick and Barbara Miller Alexander Paul and Sharon Allgood Charles R. and Warene R. Anderson ◊ Colleen Anderson Norma Neal Anderson Debra Hockanson Angstead Kevin and Yvette Asbury Don L. and Janine Ruth Bagby 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 Hal K. Barlow Elbridge W. Bartley Jr. ◊ Philip E. and Martha B. Baylor Stan A. Beatty Joe E. and Jane Ash Belew Sharon Bell Halkaline Kirk Bergsten ◊ Randy L. and Sue Biggerstaff Bruce and Sue Biggs Stephen M. and Pam Biggs Gary K. and Janet S. Blakemore Paul and Catherine Blanchard Mark and Michelle Blevins Donald E. and Lanie Bobbitt Eric G. and Diann Bonner Denny and Kathy Bopp Larry and Susan Catron Borts Donald and Martha Tucker Bounds Michael and Nancy Bradshaw Robert Lynn and Morrene Hughes Britton Elizabeth Brown Phillip J. and Dorothy D. Drago Brucks James J. and Caryl R. Bryan Sally Swank Burke Kenneth L. and Carla Robison Burres Jerry T. and Marlene Marcum Cantlon John Russell and Diane Cater Carolyn N. Rhodes Chaney Nettie N. Cherrington Charles and Sandy Clapp James C. and Peggy Jo Davis Clatworthy Ronald and Deborah Clifton DeForrest E. and Dorothy Norton Cline Russell and Cindy Coleman Richard and Julie Combs Mark R. and Sadowna Conarroe

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Richard and Ruth Ann Conrow Michael and Janet Lynn Cooley Michael and Rae Cowsert Bill J. and Betty Ann George Crigler ◊ Allen S. and Shirley Crites R. Denning Crowe Beau and Sharon K. Adkison Culbertson Marva Davis William C. Davis Doris J. Steele De la Roche † Alan and Lori Decker Steven A. and Mary Beth Wise Dick ◊ Gene C. Ditch II Mary E. Sanderson Dolan Don and Denise Vallandingham Drake Norman E. and Ruth Crowe Drissell Larry Drummond M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond ◊ Mark and Becky Dudley D. Keith Duren ◊ Chet Easley Robert H. and Mary Gaines Easterday ◊ Fredrick and Sheri Lynn Blakely Eaton R. Vergil and Betty L. Eaton Martha J. Deatherage Eberhard Maurice Eckhoff Leroy H. and Gloria J. Eggert William Thomas Evers David and Debra Eversmeyer Larry R. Fagan David Fortell and Hope I. Tinker Dorothy Fortner Beverly Foster Kevin L. and Vikki Kaiser Foster Charles and Amy Ann Utterback Foutes ◊ David G. and Jana M. Harral Fox Leo † and Marilyn Franken Robert and Diana Freeman Barry and Sara Freese Mark A. and Susan Friemonth Freese Mary Athlyn Fuemmeler Ross A. Jr. and Melinda Fulton Steve Galloway Lloyd E. Geiger Jr. John O. and Beth Hammond Gooch Todd Gordon Raymond A. and Mary Grote 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

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Jack R. and Dawn Harbison Charles R. and Doris Harlow Alan W. and Cindy Harper Hubert L. Harral Kevin and Beth Hedgpeth L. Kyle and Marie Frazee Hern David and Jan Renee Hesi George and Patricia Jordan Hilgedick Elizabeth L. Sweet Hix Michael Kevin and Kelley L. Holman Ilene Morrison House J. Douglas and Ann Hoy Carl and Cheryl Deweerdt Hughes Herbert L. Huth ◊ Stewart and Pam Hess Huttsell Barry and Debbie Imgarten James W. and Sylvia A. Ireland William H. Jacobs ◊ Robert Louis and Katherine Anne Brooks Johnson ◊ Stanley D. and Cynthia J. Johnson Stephen G. Johnson Steve and Joan Johnson Verne Wesley Johnson ◊ Russell Ransom and Nancy Thompson Jones Jack L. and Lenora Stone Jost Terry R. and Barbara C. Buckman Keller David W. and Marsha Kahler Kerr ◊ Kenneth L. and Norma C. Innes Kienker ◊ Ardis Wehrli Kimbell Constance M. Kingore ◊ Frank and Lydia L. Breedlove Klocke Bedford F. and Kathryn Detring Knipschild ◊ Terry and Sue Kremer David and Sarah J. Felgar Kuschel John Jr. and Marjorie Larsen Anne Ruth Brower Ledbetter Roger R. and Linda O. Lembke Ron and Jean Lessly Phyllis A. Linhart Mary Katherine Pieper Long Anthony Jr. and Barbara Love Samuel Edgar and Phyllis Jean Hayes Lucas Richard and Patricia M. Luebbert James M. and Elisabeth Holman Luetjen Roger D. and Terri A. Macon Mark A. and Barb Magruder Darren and Lorri Maher Marvin Max and Mary Anne Watters Manring Gene and Bernice Marner Gary N. and Carole Marriott Edward Christian Martens Beth K. Kershaw Maxey M. Thomas and Betty

Maxwell Marilee McCallister Donial and Barbara McCann Don and Sherry McCarty Fred D. and Julie Jacobs Menees John and Patricia Merk W. Darrell and Shirley Swisher Meyer Ercell L. Miller Jr. and Virginia Sherman Miller † Estelle Ballew Miller ◊ Randy W. and Karen Howard Miller W. S. and Grace Mink Juliet Minnis Bennie Morrow William R. Jr. and Karen Jean Morrow Roger and Tauna Morse C. Michael and Roberta Mueller Albert F. III and Etta Mae Mutti ◊ Tim and Ellen Nelson Jerry and Charlotte Westhues Niemeier ◊ James R. Nuelle Herschel B. and Donna Lee Owen Quirt and Janet Page Ronald E. and N. Kay Page Alfred F. and Mary Pannier Ann Ipsen Parks Wilbert A. and Debbie V. Peebles Larry J. and Carolyne Wilder Peery Howard H. Percy Barbara Peterson Mary K. Peterson Knial R. and Elena Ruth Piper Marilynn L. Poff-Moehle Michael D. and Gwen A. Pope Geoffrey W. and Elaine M. Bennett Posegate James T. and Marie L. Powell Sam Lee and Janice Worker Powell Jerry and Elaina Priddy Robert B. and Donna T. Puyear ◊ Marvin R. and Donna Naumann Pyron Mark and Debra Ramsey Francis E. and Melody A. Reardon Jeffrey William and Michelle Shultz Redd Jerry W. and Lois C. Rhodes ◊ Howell B. and Kathy Lynn Rice Joseph P. III and Karen L. McAllister Rice Thomas and Deborah Richmond Mark C. and Victoria L. Robb Keith R. and Fern V. Rhone Robins Raymond and Lee Ann Rohling Anton and Alison Ruehl Michael Joseph and Maryann Rustemeyer

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Honor Roll Faculty and Staff Rosemarie Adams Jenny Ann Martin Anspach Teresa Joan Argent Elizabeth G. Marshall-Belcher Wanda Sue Carr Nettie N. Cherrington Ruth Ann Conrow Donald B. Cullimore Theresa M. Davis ◊ Dana R. Elliott Joy Dodson Flanders David Fortell Chad L. Gaines Henry B. Graham Rita J. Gulstad Nancy Pandolfi Hadfield Barbara Hamel Mary Hrdina Marianne E. Inman ◊ Michael Joseph Jackson Daryl Jefferies Tracy Crowe Jones Robert G. Kirby Linda O. Lembke Stephanie L. Lewis Phyllis A. Linhart Karen A. Lovette Alan Grant Marshall Travis Lee McCann Debra Marie Nation Charlotte Westhues Niemeier ◊ Ronald Grant Nutter Kenneth R. Oliver Larry J. Peery LaDonna Dale Perkins Denise Evelyn Pihana Michael D. Pope Andrea Jill Pratte Jerry Priddy Robert A. Rackley Mozaffar Rahmatpanah Francis E. Reardon Patrick D. Reardon Mark C. Robb Peggy Purvis Robb O. A. Robinson III Maryann Rustemeyer Jeffrey A. Sherman Julee Kay Sherman Ronald L. Shroyer Frederick E. Smith Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Catherine J. Thogmorton Charles D. Thompson Daytha Frink Trimble Roy D. Vandelicht Dori Thomas Waggoner ◊ Loyd Owen Warden Sherry A. Wells

Faculty and Staff Emeriti Kenneth L. Burres Joseph E. Geist Gale Hairston Nancy Thompson Jones J. Keith Keeling Roger R.Lembke James M. Luetjen James P. Thogmorton †

Eldon Delmar Wahlers Thomas L. Yancey

Friends of the University Martha Beimdiek Adair Charles M. and Betty Adams Mark A. Adams Ruth Windsor Adams Millard E. and Virginia Addison Cora E. Adkins Estate Eugene B. Allen William A. and Pat Allen Richard Ambelang David and Carrie Andel Robert F. Anderson Richart G. and Judith E. Andrew Sara M. Andrew Anonymous (2) Gary L. Anspach Robert N. Arbaugh William H. Archer Jr. Fred E. and JoAnn Arnold Victor and Margaret Arrington Nicholas S. and Jennifer L. Artz Marian M. Ascencio Charles T. and Arlene Ashby C. Eugene and Sydney Ann Atkins David P. and Emilie G. Atkins Glenn C. Ault Jr. ◊ Dorothy Jean Ayres Janine Ruth Bagby Robert C. and Donna M. Baker Robert and Ruth Ballenger Michael Allen Bancroft John M. Baragiola III Walter Barenkamp ◊ William E. and Myrtle M. Barker Arthur J. and Karen Barkey Ken and Esther Barnes Ola Lee Barnett Estate Howard J. Barnhard ◊ Randall D. and Cathy Barron Sunny Bates Gloria C. Bayer Martha B. Baylor Herbert E. and Linda M. Beas Aubrey R. Bechtold David E.and Nancy Guyton Bedan Anton, Jane and Caroline Beffa Mark E. Belcher William M. and Pat Beneke William G. Benfield Jerry and Joanne Berneche Louise A. Berner Herman and Linda Berry Marcia Lubbers Berry ◊ Susan Berry Joan Biblo Kathleen Bilbrey John V. and Lonna Bissonnette Robyn Black

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Ardyth D. Blaise Gordon O. Blalock Sybil J. Blumenberg Leroy and Louise Blumhorst Francis R. and Betty M. Boeding Paul P. Bonamarte Cindy Bowen Gene C. and Sue Bowles Sheryl Bradshaw William E. Brame Jeff C. and Ann G. Brauch Harry and Michelle Braungardt June Braungardt-Burkemper Steve and Debbie Brazier Harold A. and Mary Breihan Elizabeth A. Broadus Keith Broadus Adam J. and Marie E. Brown Jerry Eugene and Georgia Brown Kenneth and Eva M. Brown Penny Brown Pam Buck Melissa Bucksath Carolyn Burgin Patricia Hill Burnett Elizabeth W. Burns Martha A. Burns Morris and Fran Burns John B. and Kenda J. Busby Jack Bush Kerry Bush Carol Platt Butler ◊ John G. and S. Jacqueline Byland James W. and Paula C. Callaway Tamika Campbell Carol A. Capps ◊ Ge Juan B. Cardwell Wyman and Carol Carey Jo E. Carlson Beverly C. Carmichael Gary A. Carter J. Larry and Kayla Carter Kathryn Sue Castle Albert L. Caudle Patricia A. Champion Chic Chick Judith Chick Betty Churchill Estate Jeffrey B. Clark Marjorie G. Clark Patrice L. Clark Matt Clervi Linda L. Clevenger Loyd Harold Clevenger † Daniel M. and Toni A. Cline Dorothy Norton Cline Charlotte A. Coates Ralph and Mary R. Cochrane Christopher and Tanya Coffelt Betty Collier David R. Collum Sadowna Conarroe Robert E. and Mildred Conner Harold and Juanita Cooper Falba A. Core Louis E. and Marcia M. Countryman Mr. and Mrs. Leo J. Courter Robert E. and Becky Courtney

Ann Covington Shane and Marcia J. Cox Veronica M. Cox ◊ Dallas and Delores Cramer Francie Crandall Lynn E. Crigler Norman and Sharon Cross Brian P. and Jill M. Crull George W. Crum Trust Carlene Cullimore Dayton A. and Eva J. Cummins Richard Curry Guy and Margie D’Aurelio Daniel R. and Dana L. Dale Irene Virginia Dalton Ina Louise Davidson Barbara H. Davis Dick Davis Mitchell and Nicole Davis Richard K. Davis ◊ Richard R. Day Owen J. and Susan L. DeBoer Sally J. DeMasters Robert M. Deal Randall and Margaret Decker Sharon Sue Decker Virgil and Beverly Decker Steve and Tina Degarmo Kathryn A. Degenhardt Betty E. Denneny James C. Denneny III Paul and Joyce Dennison Charles M. and Darla S. Denny George and Elaine Derendinger J. H. Dethero ◊ Mary Lou Detweiler Kathryn D. Dickey Mary E. Dillon John A. Ditto Don and Maxine Dixon George W. and Betty N. Dixon Todd Dodge Keith and Norma J. Donley Robert K. and Ingrid Dorton Dennis M. and Carol A. Draeger Andrew Drennan William E. and Linda H. Dreyer Patricia H. Drumm Tom and Sandy Druzgal Ronald L. and Marilyn J. Dudley Diane Huneke and Mike Dulak T. P. and Waverley M. Duning Margie Duren Fredrick Eaton Leslie and Jean Eggerman Patricia A. Eggleston Leta Ehlers Nancy Ellis ◊ B. E. and Marcella A. Endicott Lorenzo Enriquez William and Marium Erickson Irvin T. and Deedie Esry Marc K. and Christine W. Evans Leslie and Gladys Eversmeyer

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Ruth R. Handy Pat Hanna and Jeanne M. Pascale Lisa Hannah David J. and Jane Anne Hanson Robert W. Hardey Madeline H. Hare Cindy Harlan Ronald E. and Vanda R. Harlan Randy D. and Sandra A. Harlin Rodney and Jered Harmon Todd and Mary Beth Harper Larry and Patsy G. Harrington Jerena Arthur Harris Nancy Harris Holmes K. Harrison Jo Ann Harrison Kathryn Strok Hartzler ◊ Notley Hawkins Russ and Diane Hays Brent and Debbie Heiser David and Sarah Henderson Lavelle and Anita Henderson Ralph and Mary Louise Henke Rebecca Henkey Steven E. and Pamela J. Hepler Lance Herrick William A. Heyde III Maria M. Heyssel James and Tia Higbie Janet S. Higdon Jo-an Brown Higgins † Marlene K. Hill Judith Hillman Daniel and Kristen Hilty Michael L. Hirsch and Carol Moczygemga Wesley A. Hirsch Kellie L. Hiser Robert J. and Lucille Hisle Richard and June Hitt Ruth Benner Hix Richard M. and Marti Hodge Robert H. Jr. and Sandra Hodge Shelley Hoffman Linda K. Hogenmiller ◊ Amanda Michelle Holman Carol Hooton John F. and Anita L. Horton Terry and Debbie Hoyt John D. and Vera Hubbard Barbara Ann Huddleston David Inman ◊ Florence L. Innes ◊ Ruth Craig Innes John and Virgie Irvin L. W IV and Kelly Jacobs ◊ William H. and Linda S. Jamison Kenneth M. and Betty J. Janney G. Willard Jenkins Jean N. Jenner Allan W. and Lynda Jensen Betty L. Johnson Nancy Johnson Nathan L. and Jerrie E. Johnson

Todd Johnson Philip N. Jones Mary Joseph William D. and Cathy E. Judy Fred R. and Laura A. Kamp Larry A. and Sandra D. Kauffman Marjorie A. Keeling Cyrus S. Keller Linda J. Keown and Rick Crowe William Key Charles Kilo Margaret Harris Kilpatrick Kay Kimbell ◊ Duane Kimble Marilyn Kirby Gregory G. Klapp Karl and Marian Klausmeier Gretchen A. Klinefelter James J. and Jane A. Klinkhardt Sonja F. Knigge Douglas J. and Leigh Anne Knight Janeen W. Kooi Marcella Kooi Benjamin C. Korschot Paul Gene Koscielski Jr. Rosemary C. Kotlinski William B. Kountz Jr. Shari Kraus Emily Kreisler ◊ Merlin and Ann Kreutzer Steve and Diane Lambert Robert W. and Ruth Lane Carol D. Lang Larkin H. Langford William L. and Wilma Larkin Gregory P. and Katherine Lawson James Frederick Lawson William D. and Julia M. Lay Jayne E. Layden Edward H. Lee Carol Leech Harry E. and Celeste M. Lemke Karl J. and Susan L. Lenzenhuber Catherine Hampton Lester Kris and Susanne Lister Nanetta Litle Randall Little Edith Marie Long ◊ James C. and Chris Losey Janet K. Love Dennis Luetkemeyer ◊ William J. Lundquist Brock M. and Nancy D. Lutz Jack Magruder ◊ Don and Sara Mahaffy Thomas E. and Roseann C. Malter Carl J. and Margie A. Manion Pat Manring Zemilena M. Markham Margaret Marquard Elizabeth Wood Marshall Lou and Sandy Mataya Nancy Leah Matroni Barbara R. Mayfield David and Karne McBride M. G. and Carol McCall Charles J. McClain

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Diane McClure Robert A. McCombs Joe M. and Maida McCormack Maxima and Leigh McCullough Alta L. McDermott Ronald D. and Janice A. McElwain Patricia McFarland Robert and Sally A. McKay Joan McMillan Herbert S. and Martha M. McMullen Wiley R. and MaryEllen McVicker Roy and Susan C. Meals Barbara A. Melton Charles W. Merrifield Kirk and Kelly Mescher Donald Meyer John G. and Mary T. Meyer Sabra Tull Meyer Paul K. Meyers Dorothy L. Michel Sheila A. Middleton Andrew J. Jr. and Roxanne T. Miller James M. and Marsha Miller Richard and Gayla Miller Tom R. and Hazel Miller Estate Bethany Sue Mootz Karen Morris Bill and Sandi Morris John H. and Audrey A. Morton Lois Moser M. Faye Moser Gilbert and Audrey M. Mote Donald R. and Ann B. Mowery Robert G. and Mary Ann Mull Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Murrey Jr. and Family David P. and Ruth Ann Nasby Dayton and Janice Neal Daniel L. and Mary A. Nelson David K. and Pamela A. Nelson Edgar N. and Shirley M. Nelson Linda B. Nelson Lloyd C. and Lavine E. Nelson Thomas E. and Sandra L. Nelson Alfred and Anna A. Nerino Philip M. Niblack Victoria Nolte Mary Norbury Emily L. Nunnelly Tom O’Connor and Donna Moxon David J. and Cynthia K. O’Donnell Dennis R. and Jeanette Okerstrom Lisa Oldham-Anderson Cheryl Oligschlaeger Michelle L. Oliver Mike and Sharon Olson Marion and Christine Oszakiewshi

Kristy Ott-Meyer Noel K. and Maria V. Owens Dennis and Sarah Paalhar Gene Page Ronald E. Page Willard D. Palmer Karen Parker Montha Partise Virginia L. Payne Mark D. Peacock ◊ Margaret S. Peden and Bob Harper Richard H. Peerson Valerie J. Penn Jose M. and Maria Del R Perez Laura Perez-Mesa Clarice Y. Perry John M. and Joan E. Perry Gerald and Donna Pescaglia Carolyn J. Phellps John D. Phillippe Glenn E. and Ilayna H. Pickett Fern Plunk Miles V. Plzak ◊ Bonnie Potter Kim and Karen K. Potter Patricia E. Potter Cathy Powell Mark and Bonnie Prasifka Mona Preuss Fred W. and Darleen V. Pund Robert and Juanita C. Purcell Robert B. and Donna T. Puyear Doris Quimby William M. and Nancy E. Quitmeier David Radanovich Betty L. Raterman Kyle F. Reardon Nicholas L. and Patricia Reding Linda L. Redwine Steve and LeAnn Reeder Judy Rees Edward H. and Sigrid M. Renner ◊ Donald D. and Shala Mae Reynolds Katie Rhodes Sharon E. Richards A. Ruth Richardson ◊ Roberta W. Richey Daryl W. and Marla A. Rinne Paula K. Ritchie Cresencia Roberts Edward D. Robertson Sr. Anne D. Robinson Peggy Roda Robin A. Roderick James A. and Kitty Rogers Robert H. Rogers Chris and Theresa Rohlfing Steve and Nelda Ronnekamp Nathan H. and Angela K. Rosheim Annabelle Rowell Nora S. Rudd Robert H. and Brenda K. Rugen Stephen and Deshay Rust Mildred M. Rutherford Dean and Verna Salchow

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John E. and R. Perry Sampson Steven and Elaine C. Sanderson Lisa Scarborough Kitty Schewe Gloria C. Hunt Schlapbach ◊ Robert Schnase Scott Schneider Paul and Lisa Schoephoerster Tom and Karen Seeger Gayle Milligan Selby John F. Shackelford † Rebecca Shaner † Juanita Shaw W. Richard and Charlotte A. Shelton Bob A. and G. Kay Sherrill James Sherry Jane Shover B. G. Sides Melanie R. Simmons Evelyn Simpson Glen A. and Mildred F. Sites Donna Hutchison Slagle Maryemily Slate Ernest R. Slovensky Catherine Smith Glen A. and Betty M. Smith Richard J. and Patricia L. Snellen Marvin M. and Barbara H. Somers George and Frances Sorkvist Patsy Spratt Gary G. and Karla Sprick Frank Stack Carolyn J. Steinhaus Almira A. Stephens Leonard and Edith † Stephens Robert R. and Cecil Mae Stephens Luann D. Sterling J. Todd Stewart Leon C. and Naomi Stewart John K. Stiller Dan Stockman Rebecca Strohm Maureen T. Sturman Sylvia Sumter Ruth L. Svoboda Carolyn Sweet Frank R. Swisher John, Betty and Sally Swisher Stan R. and Karen Swisher Betty Y. Tang Christopher and Charity L. Taylor Farrell W. and Ruth Ann Taylor Jerry Lynn Taylor Nicholas F. and Ashlee Taylor Tom and Betty R. Thieman Stephen A. and Mary Beth Thomas Jerry and Pauline Thompson Kim Sinclair Thompson Lou Thompson Nadean B. Thornton Kevin Tierney Ross N. Townlain Vernon J. and Lisa A. Trainor Eugene S. and Ruth Trice Evan L. and Mischelle Tripp Leanne Truehart Sylvia Kelso Tucker


Honor Roll Dara M. Turnage Dee Turner Betty W. Tyler John M. and Rhonda M. Vandel John L. and Joyce A. Vinson Myrl H. Vossler Monty and Sally Waddell Tori Bartholomew Waggoner Ralph A. and Ellen E. Wagner Mi Jung Kim Wahlers Ellen R. Walker Herbert D. and Jane A. Walker Terri L. Walker James K. and Kathryn Y. Wallace Douglas Ward Jack and Etta Jean Watters John and Lyn S. Weatherly Barbara J. Webb Lovett H. Weems Jr. Leroy R. and Wilma L. Weimer Rusty Weir Jerry S. Weis Janice Wells Merle T. Welshans ◊ Bernard G. and Janet L. Wesseler K. M. Westhoff Tom and Carmen Whalen Mildred Whitener David Whitney Monica Widhalm Janice A. Wiese-Fales Nancy C. Wilcox Stewart and Stephanie Wiles Robert Jr. and Edris Wilhoit ◊ Lynn M. Wiljanen Jerry Willer The Williams Family (Jim & Angie) Tony Williams Ridgley M. and Carol A. Willis Leah J. Willson Charles Banks Wilson James C. and Joan M. Wilson Troy L. Wilson Victorine Wilson Sally B. Winchester Lois Gengelbach Winn ◊ Richard B. and Marjorie J. Winner Barbara J. Wippich Rosemary M. Wolf Cynthia Sooter Wolk Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wright Linda S. Wyatt J. W. Youle Doyle E. and Millie C. Yount Irene Zeiger Bill and Patricia Zornes

Businesses, Foundations, Matching Gift Companies, and Organizations AAA ABC Laboratories AT&T Foundation Abbott Laboratories Fund Accent Dental Center on Forum Blvd Addison Biological Laboratory Alliant Bank of Boonville Allstate Foundation Allstate Insurance Company Alpha Phi Gamma Ameren Corporation Charitable Trust American Family Insurance Amerisure Matching Gift Program Amgen Foundation Angelo’s Pizza and Steakhouse Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Asbestos Removal Services Association of Women for Education B & D Industrial Construction Bank of America Corporation The Barber Shop Big River Telephone Company Blue Ridge Bank & Trust Company Boeing Gift Matching Program Boone County National Bank Boone County National Bank of Boonville Boone Hospital Center Braren Mulder German Associates Inc. Breadeaux Pizza of Fayette Marie E. Buck Trust Bulte Company C-MENC C & C Station C & R Market Citi Central States Fitness Systems The Chance Foundation Charlie Brown & Company Citizens Bank of Boonville Class of 1974 Clatworthy’s Ready to Wear Coil Construction Colgate-Palmolive Company Columbia Ready Mix Commerce Bank Commercial Trust Company ConocoPhillips Cooper’s Oak Winery Courtyard by MarriottBlue Springs Curby’s Lawn & Garden LLC Dannco Inc. Deloitte Foundation Eagle Football Camp Eastgate Middle School

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Einspahr Construction Inc. Emerson Electric Company Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. Emmet’s Kitchen and Tap Employees of Boeing Company Employees Community Fund Boeing The Energy Experts Enterprise Rent-A-Car Excel Physical Therapy Clinic Exchange Bank of Missouri ExxonMobil Foundation Inc. Family Health Inc. Fayette Area Community Theatre Fayette Area Community Trust Fayette Farm & Home Fayette Lumber Company The Featherston Foundation Inc. First Federal Bank Fish Tale Inn Mike Fohey Insurance Agency Fresh Ideas Management LLC Frink Trucking Frost Wealth Management Services GE Foundation Gaines Car Detailing Gaines Moving & Delivery Gamble and Schlemeier GlaxoSmith Kline Foundation Glenn’s Café of Boonville The Goppert Foundation Granard Pharmaceutical LLC The Graphic Edge Greater St. Louis Marching Band Great Wall Chinese Restaurant H & R Block Foundation Hagan’s Auto Body LLC Hail Ridge Golf Course Hallmark Corporate Foundation Hammond Associates The Harold E. Johnson Companies The Harvey Hubbell Foundation Hey Boy Vending Hilgedick Electric Service The Home Depot USA Home Oil Company Hotel Frederick House & Renner Construction Inc. Huntsville Lions Club IBM International Foundation IDEX Corporation Inovatia Laboratories LLC Intensive Hair J.L. Bruce Company Jennings Premium Meats Joe Machens Ford Johnson & Johnson Companies Jordan Charitable Foundation Just What The Doctor Ordered KRES 104.7 FM Kasmann Insurance Agency Inc.

During 2008-2009, we acquired 510 new donors, 98 of whom were alumni.

Keith Beck Auto Group Kerns Car Care LLC The Korte Law Firm Harriett Lawrence Garden Club Learfield Communications Inc. Lewis County Rural Electric Coop Lewistown Heet Gas Inc. Lioness Club Lockheed Martin M-F Athletic M.M.M. Club Macy’s Foundation Market Street Floral McDonald’s of Fayette McKenzie Auto Medart Inc. Meyer Electric Milan Family Practice Clinic Missouri Colleges Fund Inc. Missouri Conference UMC Missouri Marble & Granite Missouri UMC Foundation Missouri United Methodist Foundation Modern Litho-Print Co. Monsanto Fund Noah’s Ark Veterinary Service Novus Leo O’Laughlin Inc. Oliver Family Funeral Home Overland Metals Inc. Pannier/Cavanah Golf Tournament Peak Performance Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Pearl’s II Eden for Elders LLC Pearl’s Residential Care LLC Pepsi Americas Peterson Manufacturing Company Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia ProGrass

Poquoson Elementary School Princeton Physical Therapy Procter & Gamble Reagan’s Sports Center Reckitt Benckiser Red Barn Angus Ridgeview Elementary Staff George H. Riedel Private Foundation Rolla Key Sport Shop Inc. Rusk Rehabilitation Center SC Johnson Fund Saline County Women’s Democratic Club Scripps Howard Foundation Securitas Security Services USA Shelter Insurance Co. Show Me USA - Columbia Sigma Alpha Iota Snoddy’s Store Soccer Pro Sonoco Foundation Sound Performance Spring Garden PTSA State Farm Companies Foundation State Farm Insurance Stelz LLC Summit Marketing Superior Home Furnishings Texas Instruments Foundation Tri-County Trust Company US Bancorp Foundation Union Pacific Corporation United Parcel Service Foundation Vemco Inc. Verizon Foundation Wachovia Securites Warren Hills PTA WellPoint Foundation The Williams Companies Williams Keepers LLC

In 2008-2009, 3,592 alumni, friends and parents supported Central Methodist University with gifts collectively totaling $6,830,479.32.

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Honor Roll Patrons of The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art Seraphim C. Thomas and Arlene Ashby Thomas Atkin Paul L. and Eleanor Rudd Calvert Samuel B. Cleveland Glenn A. and Veronica M. Cox Susie Koonse Fiegal Katherine Franz Joseph E. Geist Dale E. and Maureen Graham Robert and Anna Mae Besgrove Hodge Robert H. and Sandra S. Hodge Marianne E. and David Inman L. W. IV and Kelly Jacobs William H. and Patsy Fairris Jacobs Candace E. Koonse Christie E. Koonse Randy R. Koonse Steven K. Koonse Robert Mize Virginia Lloyd Monroe Lisa Oldham-Anderson Ann Ipsen Parks Mark D. and Nancy W. Peacock Laura Perez-Mesa James A. and Kitty Rogers Margaret Peters Sandring Lathem A. and Nicole D. Parrish Scott Frank H. Stack Julie Koonse Sturm Wallace J. Jr. and Dara Turnage Janice Wells Thomas L. Yancey

Principality Jerry D. and Joanne Berneche Jerry E. and Georgia Brown Ann Abernathy Clement Treva S. Hall Pat Hanna and Jeanne Pascale James L. and Carolyn A. Harding John D. Hutcherson Janet L. Jacobs Bedford F. Jr. and Kathryn Detring Knipschild William B. Kountz Jr. Roy and Susan C. Meals Gerald and Donna Pescaglia John D. Phillippe Marilyn Gaddis Rose Donald G. and Sondra Sercu Spalding

Cherubim C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten Marilyn Berrier Birbeck

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Robert and Morrene Britton Morris U. and Frances Burns Mark R. and Sadowna M. Conarroe George E. and Becky Evans Feaster Newell S. and Martha H. Ferry Mary L. Forbes Paul E. and Mildred E. Haggard Susan L. Hart Jeffrey N. and Linda K. Hogenmiller Betty Switzer Hutson Patricia N. Kirby Mary’s Material—Elizabeth G. Marshall-Belcher Ercell L. Miller and Virginia S. Miller † C. Michael and Roberta Mueller Miles V. Plzak Gary and Karla Sprick Chuck and Lou Thompson

Archangel Donald B. and Carlene C. Cullimore Richard M. and Maureen H. Dailey John A. Ditto Larry D. and Patsy Harrington Russell Ransom and Nancy Thompson Jones J. Keith and Marjorie A. Keeling Shari Kraus Linda R. Miller

Club Patricia L. Green Bob Harper and Margaret S. Peden James C. and Tia Higbie Michael L. Hirsch and Carol Moczygemba Elizabeth L. Hix Ilene Morrison House John and Virgie Irvin Linda J. Keown Robert W. and Mary Jo Kleinschmidt Robert A. Kountz Samuel E. and Phyllis J. Lucas Market Street Floral— Stephanie Fuemmeler Larry J. and Carol Leech Linda Rauch McReynolds Wiley and Maryellen McVicker Sabra Tull Meyer Dayton L. and Janice Neal Tom O’Connor and Dianna Moxon Kent E. and Nancy E. Nesvik Winifred Y. Runge Stephen and Deshay Rust Catherine Schewe James M. and Penny J. Selle George W. and Carolyn Sweet Kim Sinclair Thompson Janice Wiese-Fales Woodruff-Adams Foundation—Linda Adams Ralph L. Woodward Jr. Delores Bland Woodward

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Association of Women for Education David P. and Emilie G. Atkins William V. and Dorothy J. Ayres Robert C. and Donna M. Baker Arthur J. and Karen M. Barkey Mary Hix Bradbury Elizabeth B. Brown William B. Jr. and Penny Brown John G. and Jacqueline Byland Lloyd and Olinda Cash Glenn and Betty L. Collier Barbara H. Davis Theresa M. and Richard K. Davis Patricia H. Drumm Michael Dubak and Diane Huneke David Fortel and Hope I. Tinker Florence A. Chestnutt Friedrichs Joseph V. and Anne L. Gameson Harriett Lawrence Garden

Jan Gift Addison Barbara Miller Alexander Norma Neal Anderson William V. Ayres Dorothy Jean Ayres Donna M. Baker Martha B. Baylor Philip E. Baylor Morrene Hughes Britton Elizabeth Brown Barbara H. Davis Becky Evans Feaster Susan Markland Donnelly Martha Sue Hutchison Ferry Newell S. Ferry III Dale Graham Milly Haggard Patsy G. Harrington Martha Rogers Holman Wiliam S. Holman Ilene Morrison House Marjorie A. Keeling Marilyn Kirby Chris Losey Beverly K. Mattli Elizabeth J. McIntosh

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In appreciation for their countless hours of volunteer service to the Gallery

Marjorie Crews McMillan Virginia Lloyd Monroe, Director Janice Neal Ann Ipsen Parks Donna Pescaglia Bonnie Potter Connie Tindall Shay Karla Sprick Lola Watts Marilyn Miller Young

Friends of The Little Theatre Producer’s Circle

$500 and up

Earl F. and Sunny Bates Commercial Trust Company Exchange Bank of Missouri L. W. IV and Kelly Jacobs McDonald’s, Fayette

Director’s Guild $250 to $499.99

O. Nelson and Kristi Wiebe Auer Glenn A. Jr. and Veronica M. Cox Janet L. Jacobs Kenneth R. and Michelle L. Oliver Lathem A. and Nicole D. Parrish Scott

Supporting Cast $100 to $249.99

Charles M. and Betty Adams Addison Biological Laboratory Elizabeth A. Broadus Keith Broadus Paul L. and Eleanor Rudd Calvert M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond Family Health Inc. John T. Graff Nancy Pandolfi Hadfield Marianne E. and David Inman Robert G. and Marilyn Kirby William B. Kountz Jr. Brock M. and Nancy D. Lutz Ronald L. and Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer Donald G. Jr. and Sondra Sercu Spalding J. B. and Dori Thomas Waggoner James K. and Kathryn Y. Wallace Ralph Lee Woodward Jr.

Stage Hands Up to $99.99

Robert C. and Donna M. Baker Philip E. and Martha B. Baylor

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John G. and S. Jacqueline Byland Donald B. and Carlene Cullimore Theresa M. and Richard K. Davis Fayette Area Community Theatre Mark A. and Susan Friemonth Freese Joseph E. Geist Barbara Hamel Larry and Patsy G. Harrington Ilene Morrison House Russell Ransom and Nancy Thompson Jones J. Keith and Marjorie A. Keeling Roger R. and Linda O. Lembke Joan McMillan James M. Miller Linda Ragene Miller LaDonna Dale Perkins Jerry and Elaina Priddy Jeffrey A. and Julee Kay Sherman Charles D. and Lou Thompson Eldon Delmar and Christel Hosse Wahlers

Friends of Music The N. Louise Wright Society $1,000 and up

Commercial Trust Company Roy Robert and Mary M. Lewis Hornyak L. W. IV and Kelly Jacobs Ronald L. and Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer Robert L. and Patricia Hill Burnett

Conductor’s Circle $500 - $999.99

Clinton UMC David T. and Kathy McCutcheon Lawson Juliet Minnis Paul A. and Joyce A. Ebeling Parks Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia B. Murphy and Linda Tetley

Sustaining Friends $100 to $499.99

Eric E. Anderson Richard D. and Gina Kay Winn Bailey Marilyn Berrier Birbeck Sally Scott Blackburn Herman C. Jr. and Wanda Charlene West Byrd Gregory Chandler Sr. Jane Louise Turner Chick Court Street UMC Glenn A. Jr. and Veronica M. Cox


Honor Roll David M. Crites and Susan L. Northcutt Celia Utlaut Drake Andrew and Heidi M. Brunjes Drennan M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond First UMC, Festus Pansyetta Glaser Fleener Carolyn Cates Fonteyn Frances Lucille Foster Andrew Glover Mary Ann Grannemann Nancy Pandolfi Hadfield Barbara Hamel James T. Harper Latham Bennett and Rebecca Henkey Linda Marie DeForest Hess Kara L. Ernst Hillman William S. and Martha Rogers Holman House & Renner Construction Inc. Harvey W. and Lois Jean Graf House Ilene Morrison House Ted House Marianne E. and David Inman Janet L. Jacobs Russell Ransom and Nancy Thompson Jones Alice L. Freese Kennedy Robert G. and Marilyn Kirby Joseph A. Labuta Paul Andrew Lebeck Jerrold W. and Joyce Maudell Summers Longwell Dana Chenoweth Greb Lyne Barbara House Marquart Charles W. and Mary Groce Merrifield Ozark Chapel UMC Laurie Deronda Bird Page Phoebe Carol Pomeroy Robert A. Rackley John B. and Sharon K. Tally Renick Edward D. Sr. and Patricia Brown Robertson Steve and Nelda Ronnekamp Terree L. Rowbottom Lathem A. and Nicole D. Parrish Scott Catherine Smith Donald G. Jr. and Sondra Sercu Spalding Theodore L. and Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Robert B. Stanley Caryl Stinson Staples Rebecca Strohm J. B. and Dori Thomas Waggoner W. Wayne III and Natalie Bennett Wolf

Members Up to $99.99

Christopher M. Auchly Ken and Esther Barnes

Bruce E. Barnett Larry Lee and Janet Marie Roussin Bennett Linda Magruder Burnett Mary Jane Crigler Allen S. and Shirley Crites Donald B. and Carlene Cullimore Theresa M. and Richard K. Davis William R. Dineen Gene C. Ditch II Mary E. Sanderson Dolan Don and Denise Vallandingham Drake Janet R. Evans Lynn Annette Seward Fryer Nina Gooch Roger M. and Lyn A. Goodman Mary Lu Graves Greater Saint Louis Marching Band Bobby Ray Grove John L. and Carolyn K. Gunnels Donald D. & Joan T. Hahne Kelley L. Head Brent and Debbie Heiser Robert J. Henderson Jr. Jane Lammers Hicklin Andrew J. Higgins and Jo-an Brown Higgins † Judith Hillman David A. How Frances Schoen Jackson Gary F. Jones Joel P. and Suzanne Conley Kidwell Karen L. McClenahan Koenig C. Edwin Lammers Gingy Lebold Kevin L. and Cheryl Eckhoff Lines Gerald L. McCollum E. Thomas Jr. and Connie Heimsch Orear F. Dan and Linda E. Frazee Page Janice Yokley Petsch Poquoson Elementry School James Preisig Mary Kaye Breeden Rogers Elizabeth Ann Magee Rooks M. Keith Ruether John E. and R. Perry Sampson Carolyn Nell Maddox Schaberg John E. and Judith Yeast Schofield Keith E. Shostrom John A. Siebern Douglas D. Sleade Alan and Joy Ownbey Strickler Charles D. and Lou Thompson Jean Eisenstein Thompson Tony Sr. and Nola Townley Elnora E. Tucker Loyd Owen Warden Barbara J. Webb

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The All-Sport Booster Club Eagle Club

$1,000 or More Fresh Ideas Management LLC Sam M. and Jan Guenther L. W. IV and Kelly Jacobs Maxima and Leigh McCullough Francis E. and Melody A. Reardon Stephen M. and Gretchen Faye Singleton Siebert

Green Club $500 - $999.99

Randall Scott DeBold Larry C. Graham II Terry L. and Elaine Eversmeyer Henderson Roy Robert and Mary M. Lewis Hornyak Janet L. Jacobs Milan Family Practice Clinic Mark C. and Victoria L. Robb Michael A. Scardina Donald G. Jr. and Sondra Sercu Spalding Mollee McCray Thompson Eric Martin Trelz

Black Club $250 - $499.99

AAA Charles and Sandy Clapp Dannco Lorenzo Enriquez William and Phyllis Faulks Michael Kevin and Kelley L. Holman Huntsville Lions Club Inovatia Laboratories LLC Hotel Frederick Joe Machens Ford Roger D. and Terri A. Macon Bradley Alan McCarty Jeffrey A. and Julee Kay Sherman Snoddy’s Store Sandy Sutterer Weston UMC Darrell R. and Monica Widhalm

Lettermen Club $100 - $249.99

Kevin Asbury B & D Industrial Construction William E. and Myrtle M. Barker Harold E. Beasley Kathleen Bilbrey Robyn Black Francis R. and Betty M. Boeding Paul P. Bonamarte Boone County National Bank Bulte Company Central States Fitness Systems

Chic Chick Harold and Juanita Cooper Courtyard by MarriottBlue Springs Robert A. Cowsert Jr. George Allen and Raelene Casatta Derrieux Larry Drummond Ronald L. and Marilyn J. Dudley Einspahr Construction Inc. Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. Emmet’s Kitchen and Tap Irvin T. and Deedie Esry Leslie Eversmeyer Exchange Bank of Missouri Gaines Car Detailing Gaines Moving & Delivery Sheldon J. Gentry Great Wall Chinese Restaurant Elbert and Mona Lou Basye Haenssler Hagan’s Auto Body LLC The Harold E. Johnson Companies John D. Harris Hilgedick Electric Service Jeffrey N. and Linda Hogenmiller William S. and Martha Rogers Holman John H. Jr. and Nancy Balzer Holt Robert William and Marva G. McBride Iglehart Marianne E. and David Inman Michael Joseph Jackson Kenneth M. and Betty J. Janney Betty L. Johnson Gary F. Jones Kerns Car Care LLC Robert W. Leech M-F Athletic Darren and Lorri Maher Zemilena M. Markham Fred D. and Julie Jacobs Menees Kirk and Kelly Mescher Randy W. and Karen Howard Miller Thomas William Miller III Lois Moser M. Faye Moser Gilbert and Audrey M. Mote Leo O’Laughlin Inc. Kenneth R. and Michelle L. Oliver Mike and Sharon Olson Ida Jane Williamson Paeth Wayne L. Paeth † Willard D. Palmer Peak Performance Patricia E. Potter Princeton Physical Therapy Kyle F. Reardon Joseph Perry Rice IV Roberta W. Richey Anton and Alison Ruehl Russell Lee and Christine E. Schmidt Carolyn Ann Schwartze Securitas Security Services USA Gayle Milligan Selby Show Me USA - Columbia Frederick E. and Gayla Renfrow Smith James Gregory Stamos

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State Farm Insurance Stelz LLC Richard W. and Clara Jayne Sindt Stewart Sylvia Sumter Superior Home Furnishings John L. Unnerstall Vemco Inc. Jack and Etta Jean Watters Rusty Weir Weston UMW Victoria Janee Vahle Mildred Whitener Jimmy A. and Angetta Mae Williams Tony and Sheri Williams Richard B. and Marjorie J. Winner Doyle E. and Millie C. Yount

Coaches Club Up to - $99.99

Accent Dental Center on Forum American Family Insurance Angelo’s Pizza and Steakhouse Richard John and Peggy Lee Moser Armentrout Richard D. and Gina Kay Winn Bailey John Richard and Kimberly Wiswall Bailey Paul David and Julie Marie Bibb Bailey Robert and Ruth Ballenger John M. Baragiola III The Barber Shop Earl F. and Sunny Bates Herbert E. and Linda M. Beas Aubrey R. Bechtold Louise A. Berner Kenneth Estill Blakely Mark and Michalle Blevins William Eugene Borchardt Jeff C. and Ann G. Brauch Harry and Michelle Braungardt June Braungardt-Burkemper Steve and Debbie Brazier Harold A. and Mary Breihan Kenneth and Eva M. Brown David W. and Carol Platt Butler C & C Station Tamika Campbell J. Larry and Kayla Carter Charlie Brown & Company Marjorie G. Clark Linda L. Clevenger Columbia Ready Mix Michael and Rae Cowsert Shane and Marcia J. Cox Dallas and Delores Cramer Norman and Sharon Cross Curby’s Lawn & Garden LLC Guy and Margie D’Aurelio Ina Louise Davidson Theresa M. and Richard K. Davis Sharon Sue Decker Virgil and Beverly Decker Paul and Joyce Dennison

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Honor Roll Lavelle and Anita Henderson Ralph and Mary Louise Henke Steven E. and Pamela J. Hepler Andrew J. Higgins and Jo-an Brown Higgins † Marlene K. Hill Amanda Michelle Holman Gail D. and Dorothy N. Kauffman Hughes Intensive Hair Kenneth B. and Connie Jo Johnson James Todd Johnson Mary Joseph Fred R. and Laura A. Kamp Kasmann Insurance Agency Inc. Charles Kilo Kimberly Page & Associates Duane Kimble Carol D. Lang Gingy Lebold Harry E. and Celeste M. Lemke Karl J. and Susan L. Lenzenhuber Lewis County Rural Electric Coop Lewistown Heet Gas Inc. Wilson Sean Lieske Lioness Club of Huntsville Kris and Susanne Lister Randall Little Loren and Connie Logue Pat Manring

Barbara M. Thornton Dionne Don and Maxine Dixon Harlo L. Donelson Keith and Norma J. Donley Ross A. and Rebecca Jo Peeler Dowell Norman E. and Ruth Crowe Drissell Tom and Sandy Druzgal Scott Michael and Susan Ashley Smith Eftink Patricia A. Eggleston Leta Ehlers B. E. and Marcella A. Endicott The Energy Experts David and Debra Eversmeyer Excel Physical Therapy Clinic Travis H. Fenical Virginia Fields Horst and Dolores Fischer Kevin and Kathy Flynn Mike Fohey Insurance Agency F. Paul and Anna S. Fricks Mary Athlyn Fuemmeler Bob and Linda Fuka Michael A. and Carol J. Goins Jason M. and Lisa A. Goody Todd Gordon Lucas and Jennifer Green Eddie and Karen Gurley Jennifer J. Pomajzl Hackman Brian Hammons Dwain Hammons Robert W. Hardey Rodney and Jered Harmon Russ and Diane Hays Donald Dodge Hellmich

Alan Grant and Candy M. Moser Marshall David and Karne McBride Travis Lee McCann McCray Builders Inc. McKenzie Auto Barbara A. Melton John G. and Mary T. Meyer Richard and Gayla Miller Missouri Marble & Granite Roger and Tauna Morse Bonnie J. Moser Alfred and Anna A. Nerino Noah’s Ark Veterinary Service Cheryl Oligschlaeger Noel K. and Maria V. Owens Pearl’s II Eden for Elders LLC Pearl’s Residential Care LLC Jose M. and Maria Del R. Perez Clarice Y. Perry Knial R. and Elena Ruth Piper Fern Plunk Michael D. and Gwen A. Pope Kim and Karen K. Potter Fred W. and Darleen V. Pund Mozaffar and Farahnaz Rahmatpanah Betty L. Raterman Reagan’s Sports Center Jeffrey William and Michelle Shultz Redd Linda L. Redwine Steve and LeAnn Reeder Judy Rees Donald D. and Shala Mae Reynolds Annabelle Rowell

Robert H. and Brenda K. Rugen Mildred M. Rutherford Steven and Elaine C. Sanderson Douglas Dale Schultze Tom and Karen Seeger William Jr. and Wendy Slagle Sheehan Earl R. Shostrom Keith E. Shostrom Dexter and Donna Hutchison Slagle Glen A. and Betty M. Smith Richard J. and Patricia L. Snellen Chris and Brenda Jo Snoddy Marvin M. and Barbara H. Somers George and Frances Sorkvist Sound Performance Patsy Spratt Leonard and Edith Stephens Robert R. and Cecil Mae Stephens Leon C. and Naomi Stewart Gilman H. and Kathleen Stroupe

Christopher and Charity L. Taylor Farrell W. and Ruth Ann Taylor Nicholas F. and Ashlee Taylor Stephen A. and Mary Beth Thomas Jerry and Pauline Thompson Nadean B. Thornton Ross N. Townlain Elnora E. Tucker Dee Turner Robert L. Varner John L. and Joyce A. Vinson Terri L. Walker Leroy R. and Wilma L. Weimer Sherry A. Wells Bernard G. and Janet L. Wesseler K. M. Westhoff John and Brenda Wilken Ridgley M. and Carol A. Willis Leah J. Willson Tony and Peggy Wilson Ruth Stenton Wilson Victorine Wilson

16% of alumni made gifts to Central Methodist University during 2008-2009. Additionally, 22% of faculty and staff members made gifts throughout the fiscal year.

United Methodist Church Foundations Missouri United Methodist Foundation Missouri United Methodist Church Foundation General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the UMC United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

Missouri United Methodist Churches and Church Organizations CMU thanks these churches that supported the University in excess of their apportionments. Gateway Central District

Heartland Central District

Kirkwood UMC Manchester UMC Marvin Park UMC, Saint Louis Salem-in-Ballwin UMC Salem-in-Ladue UMC St. Andrew UMC, Florissant Stephan Memorial UMC

Gateway Regional District

First UMC, Independence Northmoor UMC St. Luke’s UMC, Kansas City White Avenue UMC

Heartland North District

Centenary UMC, Bonne Terre First UMC Presbyterian, Montgomery City First UMC, Bourbon First UMC, Festus Memorial UMW New Florence UMC Olney UMC St. Stephen UMC, Troy

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Heartland South District

Clinton UMC Harrisonville UMC Lake Creek UMC Lincoln UMC Mt. Zion UMC, Deepwater

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Mark Twain District Arch Street UMC Bowling Green UMC Edina UMC Mt. Vernon UMC Mt. Zion West UMC, New Cambria Purdin UMC Sabbath Home UMC Trinity UMC, Brookfield

Midstate District

Brunswick UMC Community UMC Court Street UMC First UMC, Jefferson City New Horizons UMC Ozark Chapel UMC, Laurie Prairie Home UMC Rader UMC St. John’s UMC, Linn Versailles UMC Vienna UMC

Ozark North District

Asbury UMC, Springfield Schweitzer UMC Stockton UMC Waynesville UMC

Ozark South District Houston UMC Salem UMW

Pony Express District

Chillicothe UMC Culbertson Chapel UMC Kidder UMC Mound City UMC

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Southwest District Moundville UMC Nevada UMC Nevada UMW Stockton UMC

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UMC-CMU student recruiting, retention, and financial aid by Michael Pope, UMC Liaison United Methodist students at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at CMU have increased in numbers and percentage since 2006. The following chart reflects the total number of UMC students and the percentage of UMC students compared with the total student enrollment at CMU over the past five years. 2005 UMC Students 134 Total Students 819 Percent UMC 17.2

2006 135 841 16.3

2007 173 934 18.7

2008 209 1031 20.1

2009 216 1051 20.5

Also, since the inception of the UMC 50 percent tuition credit scholarship and the addition of the position of UMC Liaison at CMU in 2006 to focus on UMC student recruiting, Central has not only seen a steady increase in the growth of UMC students over the past five years, but also has seen a higher percentage of retention of UMC students who are first-time entering freshman and transfer students, as compared with all entering first-time freshmen and transfer students, with a four-year average retention rate of 8.5 percent higher for UMC students than other students attending CMU from 2005-2008. Additionally, Central has seen an increase in the total financial aid awarded to UMC students, both through institutional aid and outside UMC scholarships. For example, CMU awarded a total of $2.052 million in financial aid, or an average of $9,500 per UMC student, for the 2009 fall semester, according to Linda Mackey, director of financial aid at CMU. Of that amount, $432,490 went for institutional UMC scholarships and grants this year, for an average of $1,456 per student for 153 UMC students who were qualified for and were offered and accepted a UMC scholarship ($8,970) or a UMC grant ($500). Central Methodist also had 13 UMC students who received $52,000 in outside scholarship assistance through the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation’s (UMHEF) Dollars for Scholars (DFS) program, which UMC liaison Michael Pope says tied with Huntingdon College in Alabama for the most of any UMC-related college or university (average DFS scholarship per institution is 1-5). Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo., had the most DFS recipients with 30, while Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Ill., had 12. “Three hundred and fifty DFS scholarships were awarded this year with hopes to increase that number to 450 next year,” according to Betsy Neely, UMHEF Scholarship Administrator. Twelve UMC students also received a total of $12,653 in scholarship money from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and the United

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Methodist Higher Education and Ministry Foundation (UMHEMF) through CMU’s institutional allocation, which is scholarship money that is returned to CMU from proceeds from the United Methodist Student Day offering and is received on the last Sunday of November or on another designated Sunday by local UMCs. CMU would like to thank our alumni, friends, and many UMCs in Missouri for their referrals of qualified students and for their generous financial support that helps make and keep CMU affordable and competitive. Together we are making a significant difference in training UMC students for service in the church and the world. *Please send your UMC student referrals to: Michael D. Pope, UMC Liaison, Central Methodist University, 411 CMU Square, Fayette, MO 65248. Email mpope@centralmethodist.edu or call (877) CMU1854 x56390. For information on giving to CMU, contact tdavis@centralmethodist.edu.

Leadership Institute For church leaders - both clergy and lay.

featured speakers: Adam Hamilton and Bob Farr

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more information please contact Michael Pope, United Methodist Church Liaison, at (877) CMU-1854 x56390 or email mpope@centralmethodist.edu

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Fall comes to CMU in vibrant colors, falling leaves and new friendships. Central opened fall classes with an enrollment on the Fayette campus of 1,051, the second record enrollment in the last two years. If it’s been awhile, come home to CMU. We miss you.

Time is ticking... The Charitable IRA Rollover will expire December 31, 2009. Thanks to current federal legislation, persons age age 70 1/2 and older can make tax-free charitable distributions from their IRA in any amount up to $100,000 directly to a qualified charity, such as Central Methodist University. Please contact your financial advisor or Theresa Davis, VP for Advancement, toll free at 877-268-1854 or 660-248-6214, or via e-mail at tdavis@centralmethodist.edu for more information on how to make gifts of this type.

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Honor Roll V-12 Central Scholarship Robert Hanna Bean † Calvin C. Bond Walter Hugh Bray † George T. Cardwell Norman F. Carrigg Charles Norman Cooley † Thomas Henry Doherty † Joy Drewel William E. Fennel V. Bailey Flemming Anthony Gattuso George H. Gould Jack D. Harmon Hartland H. Helmich Kenneth Hooton Mayo Givens Kasling J. Richard Kint L. G. Lefler Dale Gene Marksberry W. Edgar Mayfield † Irvine McConaghy William Eugene Mitchell Karl H. Muench Arthur C. Murphy Carl Henry Niewoehner Steve Pauliny † Jack B. Pearson † Harvey A. Peterson † Robert M. Radasch Dale O. Richardson Robert L. Siler Marion Snook Vernon Stenberg † John H. Stitt Floyd T. Swanstone † James H. Sweiger Lloyd H. Thee † Duane D. Warden William R. Wisdom † Frank Dwight Wissmann Edward J. Wynne Harold Zisla

Eyrie Society

Recognizes alumni and friends of Central Methodist University who have provided financial support to the University for five or more consecutive years. Martha Beimdiek Adair J. Bruce and Janet Gift Addison Cora E. Adkins Estate R. Frederick and Barbara Miller Alexander Don V. Allemann Robert F. Anderson Anonymous (3) O. Nelson and Kristi Wiebe Auer Walter and Mary Headrick Barenkamp Howard J. and Celia Roberts Barnhard Randall D. and Cathy Barron Barbara A. Bartee Mark Q. Barton Earl F. and Sunny Bates Brent Edward Beckmann Joe E. and Jane Ash Belew C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten Halkaline Kirk Bergsten Marilyn Berrier Birbeck William E. and Nannetta Marshall Brame Robert E. and Barbara A. Steele Bregant Jack and Mary June Birbeck Bush David W. and Carol Platt Butler Paul L. and Eleanor Rudd Calvert John Lewis Cannon Thomas Campbell and Judith Chick William Edward and Marion Sherman Cooley

Robert E. and Becky Courtney Glenn A. Jr. and Veronica M. Cox Allen S. and Shirley Crites Beau and Sharon K. Adkison Culbertson Richard M. Dailey Richard L. and Irene Virginia Dalton Dixie Jean Davidson Theresa M. and Richard K. Davis Samuel W. Downing IV Celia Utlaut Drake John W. and Margaret Woodward Drakesmith Norman E. and Ruth Crowe Drissell M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond Paul A. and Mary Jo Ireland Easterday Robert H. and Mary Gaines Easterday O. Dean and C. Joanne Mershon Ehlers Peggy Pile Elliott Nancy Ellis E. Jack Estes Larry R. Fagan Mary Ellen Meentemeyer Femmer David M. Firestone Robert T. Firestone Robert D. and Karen R. Frankenfeld Carol A. Calvert Fricke Terry and Nina Furstenau Paul M. Galatas Robert M. and Edith I. Anderson Garst Joseph E. Geist Francis L. Grable John T. Graff Maurice B. and Edna Mae Graham T. Keith and Jeanne Yaeger Grebe Don A. and Jean Borgelt Gruenewald

Professor John Flanders (in hat) poses with members of his team at this fall’s Baseball for Babes, which raised $1,000 for the American Cancer Society.

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Sam M. and Jan Guenther William G. and Millicent B. Guerri Robert L. and Barbara Williams Hahne Thomas S. Hahs Dennis R. and Shelia C. Hammond Larry and Patsy G. Harrington Terry L. and Elaine Eversmeyer Henderson L. Kyle and Marie Frazee Hern Elaine M. Hilgeman Fred R. and Patricia Phillips Hilgeman Robert H. and Anna Mae Besgrove Hodge Jeffrey N. and Linda K. Hogenmiller William S. and Martha Rogers Holman Roy Robert and Mary M. Lewis Hornyak Gail D. and Dorothy N. Kauffman Hughes John D. Hutcherson Robert William and Marva G. McBride Iglehart Marianne E. and David Inman Florence L. Innes Ruth Craig Innes Janet L. Jacobs L. W. IV and Kelly Jacobs Earl E. Johnson and Douglas Ward Roehl W. Johnson Ronald A. and Nancy Johnson Philip N. and Rebecca Means Jones Russell Ransom and Nancy Thompson Jones J. Keith and Marjorie A. Keeling Kenneth L. and Norma C. Innes Kienker James M. and Kay Kimbell Paul W. King Ronald F. and Sonja F. Knigge Bedford F. and Kathryn Detring Knipschild Ralph E. Knowles Jr. William B. Kountz Jr. Robert W. Leech Carl O. and Catherine Hampton Lester James M. and Elisabeth Holman Luetjen Dennis and Ginger King Luetkemeyer Brock M. and Nancy D. Lutz Bradley Alan McCarty Judith Kapp McGuire W. Kirk Meyer and Kristy Ott-Meyer Paul K. and Gail Nelson Meyers Virginia Lloyd Monroe Nancy Khalifah Moyer Monnie Sue Wilcoxson Murtha Albert F. III and Etta Mae Mutti

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Phillip L. Neimeyer Ruth Higginbotham Nickerson Frederick C. Nix Robert Lee and Ewing Elizabeth Crowe Noren Kenneth R. and Michelle L. Oliver Charles J. and Joyce Eickmeyer Owens Alfred F. and Mary Pannier Richard L. and Karen Parker Ann Ipsen Parks Paul A. and Joyce A. Ebeling Parks Peggy Payeur Mark D. and Nancy Walker Peacock Valerie J. Penn Robert T. and Carolyn Summers Perry Miles V. Plzak David C. Powell Sam Lee and Janice Worker Powell Richard Calvin Pratt Robert B. and Donna T. Puyear Robert M. Radasch Nicholas L. and Patricia Reding James B. Rose Marilyn Gaddis Rose Claire Conradi Ross Martin D. Rudloff Margaret Peters Sandring Michael A. Scardina David P. Schinke Robert Schnase John E. and Judith Yeast Schofield Ruth A. Henderson Sears Deborah E. Sellmeyer Lucy Eason Shackelford N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Jeffrey A. and Julee Kay Sherman Ronald L. and Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer Robert L. Siler and Patricia Hill Burnett Donald G. Jr. and Sondra Sercu Spalding Gloria Runge Speer Robert B. Stanley James H. and Susan Lusby Steele J. Chris and Eunice A. Boyington Straub Joseph Vincent Swisher Wallace J. Jr. and Dara M. Turnage J. B. and Dori Thomas Waggoner W. Randall Washburn John M. Wasson Shirley Wegener Westlake David Whitney Darrell R. and Monica Widhalm Roger Lee Wightman Thomas L. Yancey Keith W. Young and Terrence J. Coan

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Honor Roll In Memoriam: The following gifts were made in loving memory of alumni, colleagues, and friends.

Edgar Milford Crigler ’24 Mary Jane Crigler

Mary Maude Sperry Crigler

Gladys Gift Adam ’40 Helen C. Gift

Keith King Anderson ’27 Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands 1920-1952

Dennis W. Dallman ’69

Hubert L. and JoAnn Harral

Dale Gene and June Dannenberg Marksberry

Katherine England Derque ’40

Cheryl Harmon Bartholomew

Caroline E. Funk

Tori Bartholomew Waggoner

Marilyn Dickinson Dimond ’59

Margaret Barton

Celia Utlaut Drake

Karl Klausmeier

Lena Thogmorton Dover

Mary Ann Hildebrandt Bast ’51

Pamela Finney

Dorothy Jean Williams Sims

Robert Paul Drummond Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities 1981-2008

Thomas E. Birch IV Professor of Music and Conductor of Bands 1952-1964

Donald Lee and Mary Della Lenger Armitage Mary E. Sanderson Dolan M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond Joel P. and Suzanne Conley Kidwell

Marilyn Berrier Birbeck

William A. Bloom Jr. ’60 Madeline H. Hare Holmes K. Harrison Richard and June Hitt Leanne Truehart Ralph Lee Woodward

Wilbur H. Ehrich Associate Professor of Music and Mathematics 1958-1975

G. Robert Bowles ’53 Sue Bowles Robert H. Isbell

Robert C. Bowles ’32 Donald G. Jr. and Sondra Sercu Spalding

Agnes Lola Griffin Brown ’40 Steve P. Glazner and Peggy Ann Brown

Paul T. Klemme

Donald R. Eidson Dean of the College 1991-1992 and Professor of English 1969-1991; and Mary Ellen Eidson Associate Professor of French 1969-1992 J. R. Absher

Ben Wayne Brown II ’90

Elmo J. and Margaret Estes

Carolyn Ann Schwartze

Mary Lou Brown ’36

David P. and Ruth Ann Nasby

Charles Scott Cardwell ’13 Charles J. and Ge Juan B. Cardwell New Florence UMC Emily L. Nunnelly

Wenona Churchill Clark ’27 Betty Churchill Estate

Robert W. Core Falba A. Core

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Ralph R. Guenther ’38

O. Doyle Dannenberg ’47

Marilyn Berrier Birbeck Fredrick L. and Emily Kreisler

E. Jack Estes

Mary Lee George Forderhase Associate Professor of English 1962-1985 J. R. Absher Alan H. Yount

William C. Frazee Edina UMC

Clinton Burt Galatas ’24 and Elsie J. Galatas Paul M. Galatas

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Mary Ann Grannemann

Mary Jane Crigler Larry T. and Nancy Woodward Drebes Marianne E. and David Inman

Alan H. Yount

Marcella Kooi Rosemary C. Kotlinski Robert and Sally A. McKay Herbert S. and Martha M. McMullen Marion and Christine Oszakiewshi Vernon J. and Lisa A. Trainor

Merlin and Lorene Grannemann

Dorothy Jean Williams Sims

Martin E. Kooi Assistant Professor of Communications and Theatre 1999-2004

Martin C. Harral ’81

Janeen W. Kooi

Martha C. Shelkop Hartsock ’73

Willie Mae Kountz

9 am Water Exercise Club, Westover, MD Millard E. and Virginia Addison Gloria C. Bayer Herman and Linda Berry Martha A. Burns Beverly C. Carmichael Amy N. Figgs Patricia B. Graf Linda Sue Hartsock Janet S. Higdon Thomas Moskios and Lynn M. Wiljanen Betty W. Tyler

William B. Kountz Jr.

Maurice P. Leech ’34 Larry J. and Carol Leech Shirley J. Leech

Buell Lynn Lefevre ’55

Robert J. and Jenny French LaMore

Ralph Henry Locke ’34 William H. Jr. and Evelyn Locke Archer Kathryn A. Degenhardt

Jo-an Brown Higgins

Theresa M. and Richard K. Davis William G. and Millicent B. Guerri Dorothy Nell Wilson Hungate

Ellwood S. Madden Director of Admissions 1951-1977 Donald W. and Barbara Madden Wright

Keith E. House ’49 Dean of the Swinney Conservatory, Associate Professor of Music, and Director of Bands 1972-1995

Frederick D. Marquard ’67 Margaret Marquard

Charles K. McMillan

Sally Scott Blackburn Mary E. Sanderson Dolan Andrew J. Higgins and Jo-an Brown Higgins † Kevin L. and Cheryl Eckhoff Lines Gerald L. McCollum

John Black John Russell and Diane Cater Laurie McMillan Crimmins Daytha Frink Trimble Elwood G. and Helen Templeton Wells

Lewis Manning Means ’14

Philip N. and Rebecca Means Jones

Nannie May Payne Hughes ’41

Derek Alan Medlock ’05

Thomas L. Yancey

Alpha Phi Gamma

William Alexander Jenner ’38

Lester M. Milligan Gayle Milligan Selby

Julia Jenner Savina †

Eugene Brown Minnis Juliet Minnis

Patricia Morrow Johnson ’69

Harold L. Momberg Professor of Biology 1970-1994

Gingy Lebold

Paul Evan Kennedy ’79 Alice L. Freese Kennedy

William H. Kilpatrick Jr. ’37

Dana R. and Margaret Thompson Elliott

Margaret Harris Kilpatrick

Robert K. Mordt ’54

Mary Jane “Maria” Klott ’75

Dane William Nelson ’08

David E. and Theresa C. Piontek Brown

Edward A. Kooi

Wyman and Carol Carey David J. and Jane Anne Hanson

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Lois Nadine Turner Mordt

Mark A. and Rosemarie Adams David and Carrie Andel Richart G. and Judith E. Andrew Sara M. Andrew Gary L. and Jenny Ann Martin Anspach Nicholas S. and Jennifer L. Artz

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Honor Roll Larry Lee and Janet Marie Roussin Bennett John V. and Lonna Bissonnette Paul and Catherine Blanchard Adam J. and Marie E. Brown John B. and Kenda J. Busby C-MENC Jo E. Carlson Wanda Sue Carr Jane Louise Turner Chick Patrice L. Clark Class of 1974 Daniel M. and Toni A. Cline Christopher and Tanya Coffelt Brian P. and Jill M. Crull Dayton A. and Eva J. Cummins Daniel R. and Dana L. Dale Mitchell and Nicole Davis Randall and Margaret Decker Steve and Tina Degarmo Charles M. and Darla S. Denny George W. and Betty N. Dixon M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond Eastgate Middle School Leslie and Jean Eggerman William and Marium Erickson Joshua and Jamie Fields Steven L. Fincham Joseph N. and Kimberly K. Flanagan Tom and Nancy Frakes David L. and Linda J. Frick Lynn Annette Seward Fryer Kathy Gartin Lisa R. Gray Carl J. Jr. and Merilee Jaeger Grigsby Barbara Hamel Daniel K. and Theresa K. Hampton Clayton and Deborah Hampy Ronald E. and Vanda R. Harlan Dennis Allen and Sarah Elizabeth Sheridan Harper Kellie L. Hiser Richard M. and Marti Hodge Robert H. and Anna Mae Besgrove Hodge Terry and Debbie Hoyt Marianne E. and David Inman Nathan L. and Jerrie E. Johnson Steve and Joan Johnson Russell Ransom and Nancy Thompson Jones William D. and Cathy E. Judy Gretchen A. Klinefelter Douglas J. and Leigh Anne Knight The Korte Law Firm Steve and Diane Lambert William L. and Wilma Larkin Gregory P. and Katherine Lawson Stephanie L. Lewis Samuel Edgar and Phyllis Jean Hayes Lucas Carl J. and Margie A. Manion Nancy Leah Matroni Paige Elizabeth McCue-Noah Alta L. McDermott Ronald D. and Janice A. McElwain Dustin William and Veronica L. Herman McKinney Sheila A. Middleton Sandi and Bill Morris Daniel L. and Mary A. Nelson David K. and Pamela A. Nelson Edgar N. and Shirley M. Nelson Lloyd C. and Lavine E. Nelson Thomas E. and Sandra L. Nelson Tim and Ellen Nelson David J. and Cynthia K. O’Donnell Dennis R. and Jeanette Okerstrom Dennis and Sarah Paalhar John M. and Joan E. Perry

Carolyn J. Phellps Glenn E. and Ilayna H. Pickett Mark and Bonnie Prasifka Doris Quimby William M. and Nancy E. Quitmeier Ridgeview Elementary School Daryl W. and Marla A. Rinne Nathan H. and Angela K. Rosheim Ronald L. and Jo Ellen Ming Shroyer Sigma Alpha Iota Melanie R. Simmons Theodore L. and Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Spring Garden PTSA Almira A. Stephens William and E. Shane Thudium Evan L. and Mischelle Tripp John M. and Rhonda M. Vandel Roy D. and Melody Vandelicht Monty and Sally Waddell Warren Hills PTA John and Lyn S. Weatherly Nancy C. Wilcox Barbara J. Wippich Bill and Patrica Zornes

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Marvin Niblack Phillip M. Niblack †

Russell C. Nix ’29 Frederick C. Nix

Jacqueline Walker Northcutt ’50

Ken and Esther Barnes Allen S. and Shirley Crites Bryan and Brenda Crites David M. Crites and Susan L. Northcutt John L. and Carolyn K. Gunnels Donald D. and Joan T. Hahne Judith Hillman Poquoson Elementray School Catherine Smith Barbara J. Webb

Susan Berry Deane Sue Brandenburg Elizabeth W. Burns James W. and Paula C. Callaway Robert E. and Becky Courtney Glenn A. Jr. and Veronica M. Cox Richard and Rebecca Blum Curry Theresa M. and Richard K. Davis Dennis M. and Carol A. Draeger William E. and Linda H. Dreyer Frost Wealth Management Joseph E. Geist William G. and Millicent B. Guerri Gale and Carolyn Hairston Robert J. Henderson Jr. Jeffrey N. and Linda K. Hogenmiller William S. and Martha Rogers Holman John F. and Anita L. Horton Marianne E. and David Inman Janet L. Jacobs L. W. IV and Kelly Jacobs William H. and Linda S. Jamison J. Keith and Marjorie A. Keeling James J. and Jane A. Klinkhardt Sheryl Huecker Luster Patricia McFarland John H. and Audrey A. Morton Jerry W. and Lois C. Rhodes Rodney K. and Katie Rhodes N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Rebecca Shaner † Jane F. Lynagh Sheehan Theodore L. and Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Rebecca Strohm Catherine J. Thogmorton Ralph A. and Ellen E. Wagner W. Randall Washburn Thomas L. Yancey

William F. Sheehan William Jr. and Wendy Slagle Sheehan

Nancy Hodge Shy

Janice Rushing O’Quinn Treva S. Hall

Marianne E. and David Inman Janet L. Jacobs Virginia Lloyd Monroe Jeffrey A. and Julee Kay Sherman

Darla M. Pannier ’92

Joan Bushmeyer Slagle ’52

Alfred F. and Mary Pannier

Ivan Lee Peacocke ’54 Nancie Peacocke Fadeley

Frede Pyle

David and Ruth Ann Nasby

William Jr. and Wendy Slagle Sheehan

Luther T. Spayde ’36 Dean of the Swinney Conservatory and Professor of Music 1930 -1972

Edward Ewin Rich ’15 Director of Admissions 1919-1969

Latham Bennett and Rebecca Henkey Phoebe Carol Pomeroy

Margaret Rich Cook

Jack R. and Dawn Harbison

Becky Chiles Rogers ’43

Katherine Robertson Swisher ’50

Robert H. Rogers

John F. Shackelford

Marianne E. and David Inman

Robert W. Shaner ’70

William A. Allen Fred E. and Jo Ann Arnold David P. and Emilie G. Atkins Anton, Jane and Caroline Beffa C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten

Vera Strothcamp

Leroy and Louise Blumhorst Kathryn Sue Castle Robert E. and Mildred Conner Robert M. Deal Larry Gauldin Randy D. and Sandra A. Harlin Robert J. and Lucille Hisle Allan W. Jensen Thomas E. and Roseann C. Malter Barbara R. Mayfield Robert G. and Mary Ann Mull

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Saline County Women’s Club Virginia Bell Clough Schilb Frank R. Swisher John, Betty and Sally Swisher Stan R. and Karen Swisher

Scott O. Swofford ’72 Sheldon J. Gentry

Helen G. Puckett Thogmorton ’43

Victor and Margaret Arrington Marian M. Ascencio Don L. and Janine Ruth Bagby Gary E. and Sara M. Hackley Bagby Thomas Ray and Iva Lou Alcorn Banning John J. Barry Kevin and Laura Jane Peery Beeler C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten Ron and Mary E. Hix Bradbury Deane S. Brandenburg Susan E. Brandt Elizabeth W. Burns Ralph Cochrane Glenn A. Jr. and Veronica M. Cox Lynn E. Crigler Mary Jane Crigler Richard and Rebecca Blum Curry Barbara Domann Davis Theresa M. and Richard K. Davis M. Suzanne Armitage Drummond T. P. and Waverley M. Duning Joseph and Anne L. Hix Gameson Joseph E. Geist John O. and Beth Hammond Gooch Patsy Schnell Green William G. and Millicent B. Guerri Thomas B. Hackley and Paula K. Ritchie Paul and Milly Haggard Barbara Hamel John C. and Patricia Dinwiddie Hamlin Tim and Linda Long Harlan Larry and Patsy G. Harrington Jo Ann Harrison David and Sarah Henderson Robert J. Henderson Jr. George and Patricia Jordan Hilgedick Elizabeth L. Sweet Hix Robert N. and Ruth Benner Hix Robert H. and Anna Mae Besgrove Hodge William S. and Martha Rogers Holman Home Oil Company John F. and Anita L. Horton Ilene Morrison House Mary Hrdina Dorothy Nell Wilson Hungate Marianne E. and David Inman Timothy Jackman James Donald Jackson † and Joanne H. Jackson Janet L. Jacobs L. W. IV and Kelly Jacobs Philip N. and Rebecca Means Jones Russell Ransom and Nancy Thompson Jones J. Keith and Marjorie A. Keeling Robert J. and Jenny French LaMore Gwendolyn Kirk Lane William D. and Julia M. Lay Gingy Lebold Larry J. and Carol Leech Roger R. and Linda O. Lembke Stephanie L. Lewis Mary Katherine Pieper Long Samuel Edgar and

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Honor Roll Phyllis Jean Hayes Lucas Sheryl Huecker Luster M.M.M. Club Lou and Sandy Mataya Estelle Ballew Miller Virginia Lloyd Monroe W. P. Murrey Jr. and Family Linda B. Nelson Ruth Higginbotham Nickerson Ronald E. and N. Kay Page Larry J. and Carolyne Wilder Peery Robert T. and Carolyn Summers Perry Miles V. Plzak Dennis and Bonnie Potter William D. and Cathy Powell Robert B. and Donna T. Puyear Teresa Blair Reger O. A. III and Anne D. Robinson Dorothy Storer Schnell Paul and Lisa Schoephoerster N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Jane F. Lynagh Sheehan and Family Jane Shover John Boone and Evelyn Simpson Donald G. Jr. and Sondra Sercu Spalding Theodore L. and Ruth Marie Cheffey Spayde Bernie and Dianne A. Dietz Stever Catherine J. Thogmorton James P. Thogmorton † Fred H. Thornton Michael Vaughn Ralph A. and Ellen E. Wagner Roy Don Sr. and Franchelle Vaughan Whitehead Wanda Melton Wilson James L. Winningham Ralph Lee and Dee Bland Woodward Thomas L. Yancey

Ann Harrison Turnage

Wallace J. Jr. and Dara M. Turnage

Debra Stotlemyre Upham ’90 Andrew Spencer Upham Carolyn Ann Schwartze

Dorothy May McCutcheon Varner ’49 Robert L. Varner

Lindsey Varner Robert L. Varner

Prince Varner Robert L. Varner

In Memory of the Walker Family Members Who Have Attended Central Ellen R. Walker

Herschel Wallace ’38

Thomas C. White Bernice H. White

Daryl Jefferies

Larry C. Graham II

Gary Kendrick Jones Mary Joseph

Jack Moseley Wolf ’51 Rosemary M. Wolf

R. G. Kirby and CMU Plant Operations Staff

Helen Lucille Bates Wood ’48

C. Fred and Virginia Wood Bergsten

Lyman Ralph Wood

Kirstyn Marie Linders

In Honor: The following gifts were given in honor of alumni, colleagues, and friends. Donald Lee Armitage ’64 N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Catherine J. Thogmorton

Rudy Avner

Eugene Kenneth Weathers Jr. ’58

C. Eugene and Sydney Ann Atkins

William Lyons Weber ’50

William A. Heyde III

Merlin Jane Uphaus Weber

Fred R. and Laura A. Kamp

Haylie August Loges Gingy Lebold

Lucas James Manring Robert and Ruth Ballenger Pat Manring

Nathaniel Grant Milligan Steve and Debbie Brazier Harold and Juanita Cooper Cheryl Oligschlaeger

Marjorie Lauf Wallace

John J. Barry Robert N. and Ruth Benner Hix

Todd D. Oberlin

Jeffrey Kendall Wilcox ’92

Sara J. Chaney ’76 Director of Church Relations1997 - 2006

Ronald E. Page N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Catherine J. Thogmorton

Braxton P. Rethwisch ’64 Robert T. and Carolyn Summers Perry

Elizabeth A. May Edwards ’50

Eric Anton Ruehl Anton and Alison Ruehl

Edward D. Sr. and Patricia Brown Robertson

Maryann Rustemeyer ’86 Douglas D. Hansen

M. Rebecca Enochs Professor of Biology/ Chemistry 1985 - 2008 Professor Emerita

The Sherman Family Roberta W. Richey

Timothy Joseph Toolen

Kyle Eugene and Kellie Piesbergen Platz

Harry E. and Celeste M. Lemke

Martin A. Trelz

David and Harriett Fesperman

Erick Martin Trelz

C. Eugene and Sydney Ann Atkins

Megan Christine Turner Dee Turner

William Curtis Freeman

Bill and Shirley Virdon

Eddie and Karen Gurley

C. Eugene and Sydney Ann Atkins

John O. Gooch ’60 N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner

Steven Watts ’88

Treva S. Hall

N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Catherine J. Thogmorton

C. Eugene and Sydney Ann Atkins

Linda Hartsock ’62 Thomas Moskios and Lynn M. Wiljanen

Claude Westfall and the A Cappella Choir N. Louann Thogmorton Shaner Catherine J. Thogmorton

Marianne E. Inman

Zemilena M. Markham

Emily Alexandra Jahrling

Lindsey Mae Williams ’09

Annabelle Rowell

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The Phonathon crew accumulated 298 pledges this fall, including 75 new donors. Front row (l-r): Becky Moser, Melissa Williams, Anh Le, Electie Minix, Toni Weatherford; back row: Reuben Bett, Nellie Magundho, Hayley Powell, Candra Galiley, Breanna Hobbs, Brandon Draisey, Mara Silva, Raissa Kiboko, Cassie Eversmeyer, Sarah Binder.

Thank you, AT&T, for providing phones, free of charge, for the CMU Phonathon!

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