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MAGAZINE Fall/Winter 2017

IVAN VILLASBOA ’93 The Man Who Wouldn’t Be King

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Celebrating 150 Years of Women at DePauw Summer Research FALL 2017 DEPAUW MAGAZINE i

POP-UP CONCERT WITH YO-YO MA During a late September visit to campus, onlookers were treated to a special performance on Stewart Plaza.








150 Years of Women at DePauw

Ivan Villasboa ’93


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24 Connections: Engaging with DePauw 30 Class Notes

STAFF Deedie Dowdle vice president for communications and marketing

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Lacrosse Shot Performance

Kristin Champa ’91 associate vice president for alumni engagement

Mariel Wilderson director of University communications

Contributors: Miranda Bemis, Joel Bottom, Larry G. Ligget, Sarah McAdams, Keisuke Ohtani ’19, Linda Striggo, and Christopher L. Wolfe

Kelly A. Graves creative director

DePauw Alumni Association Officers

Donna Grooms class notes editor


Fall 2017 / Vol. 80 / Issue 2

Denise Castillo Dell Isola ’96, president Leslie Williams Smith ’03, vice president Charles E. Barbieri ’77, secretary FALL 2017 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 1

CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION The Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) was dedicated and officially opened Nov. 11, 2017. In attendance for the dedication and weekend events were many esteemed alumni and friends, including Justin Christian ’95, Darrianne Howard Christian ’95, Willis “Bing” Davis ’59, Steve Mayberry ’94 and Jill English Cheatham ’92.


ABOVE: Students celebrated the opening weekend with an event on Friday evening in the Great Hall of the Green Center for the Performing Arts.

ABOVE: Charlayne Hunter-Gault speaking before DePauw and Greencastle community members in Meharry Hall on Friday, Nov. 10. BELOW: The Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion sits at the corner of Hanna and Indiana streets on DePauw’s campus.



The DePauw Board of Trustees welcomed new members to its ranks. New board members are David B. Becker ’75, Luis R. Davila ’81, Denise Castillo Dell Isola ’96 and student representative Perrin C. Duncan ’17.

The Class of 2021 has 70 Honor Scholars 60 Management Fellows 22 Media Fellows 14 Science Research Fellows 5 Environmental Fellows

"My message to all of you is that you are so grateful to be studying in a great institution like this, where you get so many opportunities to learn, to meet people, to explore any field in life that you want, and to follow your dreams." MALALA YOUSAFZAI, during a September 2017 visit to DePauw, addressing 5,000 attendees at a Timothy

and Sharon Ubben Lecture mediated by Jeffrey T. Kenney, Walter E. Bundy Professor of Religious Studies.


The total number of DePauw student-athletes named to the DePauw Tiger Pride Honor Roll for achieving at least a 3.40 grade point average for the 2017 spring semester.

Campus Farm student volunteers built a farm stand using recycled materials to sell produce to the campus community. The farm supplied 3,000 pounds of produce to Bon Appétit this growing season and donated 10 percent of produce to food pantries in Putnam County.



DePauw’s ranking as a Best Colleges for Sports Lovers in an analysis by Money and Sports Illustrated.

$210,000 grant from the National Science Foundation was awarded to DePauw faculty and staff to reduce limitations that hinder effective data exchange and use of remote applications in the process of scientific discovery and education.

ART & ORIGINS Theme of ArtsFest 2017, which featured art, theatre, music and other events on campus, from Oct. 25 through Nov. 5. It was DePauw’s 16th annual celebration of the arts.

Second in the State

LendEDU found that students at DePauw graduate with the second lowest level of debt among all Indiana colleges.

TURNING 10 DePauw’s Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics celebrated its 10th anniversary on Oct. 6, 2017, with a keynote address by Myisha Cherry.


I am pleased that as of this writing, the Board of Trustees has endorsed our updated mission statement and strategy map. It is my pleasure to share that updated mission statement with you. DePauw University develops leaders the world needs through an uncommon commitment to the liberal arts. DePauw’s diverse and inclusive learning and living experience, distinctive in its rigorous intellectual engagement and its global and experiential learning opportunities, leads to a life of meaning and means. DePauw prepares graduates who support and create positive change in their communities and the world. DePauw develops leaders the world needs, and has since its founding in 1837. The stories within this issue of DePauw Magazine speak to our commitment to the liberal arts and our institution’s history and traditions in developing those leaders. Ivan Villasboa ’93 shows that a DePauw education can take you anywhere, and with our distinctive liberal arts education, help you rise to any occasion. You’ll read a story about the Jewett family, who exemplifies the collaborative, passionate nature of DePauw for more than 100 years. This year, we also celebrated the 150th anniversary of accepting women at DePauw, whose stories are featured in this issue. We are proud to value diversity and continue our work on inclusion. You are a vital part of DePauw. Thank you for all you do to ensure that the life-changing education you received is available to the students of today and tomorrow. This virtuous circle goes on – with your help. Our history and tradition are a part of our present and our future. DePauw develops leaders the world needs now. We are glad to share this latest issue as further proof of concept. Here’s to the next 180 years, and here’s to DePauw.

D. Mark McCoy President




DePauw studentathletes named to the NCAC Academic Honor Roll with a 3.50 or higher cumulative GPA.


Number of people who have been involved with the Campus Farm this year: 700 area school children and community members and 300 DePauw students.

“It has been our experience that the process of discovery and connecting to the outside world takes time, effort and persistence. To assist you in this journey are the plentiful resources here at DePauw, including your professors, the talented Hubbard Center staff and the remarkable network of DePauw alumni, over 30 of whom are here today volunteering their time to assist you in starting this journey and to take an interest in your future.” CARRIE MELIND COQUILETTE ’82, to those attending sixth annual Sophomore Institute.

Looking for DePauw gear as you get ready for the holidays?


appoximate number in attendance at the 2017 Monon Bell Game



alumni registered to attend one of 54 Monon telecast parties

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WHAT FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS BRING The first-year students in this fall’s entering class bring with them a broad range of experiences and accomplishments. The Class of 2021 includes, among many others: » A nationally ranked competitive waterskier » A two-time national chess champion » Principal cellist for Metropolitan Youth Orchestra » A student who wrote and illustrated a supernatural fiction novella » A student who made a full-length movie » Two-time Croatia national cross country champion » A student who published a book of poetry » A surfing instructor for disabled youth and blind people » A student who conducted research to extract pure silica from rice husks



In Dr. McCoy’s message for this issue, he shares the updated DePauw University Mission statement, and the Board of Trustees’ endorsement of our strategy map. At the beginning of Dr. McCoy’s presidency, the DePauw administration embarked on a planning process with our partner, Credo, to create a nimble and updated strategic plan for the University. What we have created is a strategic map that explains • What we are about and where we are going – Mission and Vision • Why we do what we do – Values • What the current overarching priorities are – Themes • Strategies for moving toward our vision – Initiatives It fits on one page and lives within an online tracking system. To date, we have held more than 50 input sessions and had countless individual conversations with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community leaders. This feedback helped create the most robust strategic plan DePauw has had in many years. It also helped us define four themes. Each of the four themes is so central to our work as an institution that they are highlighted in Dr. McCoy’s vision for 2025: As a great place to live, learn and work, DePauw will become a university of choice and distinction known for the integration of its rigorous liberal arts curriculum and robust practicum and its unique commitment to the success of each student. In my new role as Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, I’m working with Institutional Research to track our initiatives and themes through an online program. You, too, can track our progress through a site we’ve set up at We hope you’ll join in celebrating DePauw’s continued successes as we journey toward our vision for 2025.

@DePauwU Cindy Babington Vice President for Strategic Initiatives


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DEREK R. FORD, DePauw assistant professor of education studies Education and the Production of Space: Political Pedagogy, Geography, and Urban Revolution (Routledge) Education and the Production of Space extends Henri Lefebvre’s insights on revolutionary praxis by revealing the relationship between education and the production of space. Ford investigates the role of space in the context of emerging social movements and urban rebellions. Forgotten Places: Critical Studies in Rural Education (contributor) (Peter Lang) Ford’s contribution to Forgotten Places, co-authored by Kelsey Dayle John, is titled "The Rural is Nowhere: Bringing Indigeneity and Urbanism into Educational Research." In this chapter, the authors attempt to define the terms urban and rural in the context of educational research and policy. Ford is associate editor of Issues in Teacher Education and author of Communist Study: Education for the Commons in Studies in Philosophy and Education.


SETH FRIEDMAN, DePauw associate professor of communication and theatre and director of the Film Studies Program Are You Watching Closely?: Cultural Paranoia, New Technologies, and the Contemporary Hollywood Misdirection Film (SUNY Press) Are You Watching Closely? is the first book to explore the recent spate of ’misdirection films,’ a previously unidentified Hollywood genre characterized by narratives that inspire viewers to reinterpret them retrospectively. Since 1990, Hollywood has backed more of these films than ever before, many of which, including The Sixth Sense (1999), A Beautiful Mind (2001), and Inception (2010), were commercial and critical successes. Friedman examines this genre in its sociocultural, industrial and technological contexts to explain why it has become more attractive to producers and audiences. Friedman is associate professor of communication and theatre and director of the Film Studies Program.

DAVID N. GELLMAN, DePauw’s A. W. Crandall Professor of History, contributor Experiencing Empire: Power, People, & Revolution in Early America (University of Virginia Press) Experiencing Empire contributes to a better understanding of America’s imperial origins. On both sides of the revolutionary divide, Americans viewed themselves as an imperial people. This perspective conditioned how they understood the exercise of power, how they believed governments had to function, and how they situated themselves in a world dominated by other imperial players. The essays in this collection consider subjects as far-ranging as merchants, winemaking, slavery, sex, nostalgia, fort construction, and urban unrest. Gellman’s contribution to the book is titled “Abbe’s Ghost: Negotiating Slavery in Paris, 1783-1784.” He previously contributed to Bruce Springsteen, Cultural Studies, and the Runaway American Dream and Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul: Essays on the Songs and Influence of a Cultural Icon. Gellman is author of Emancipating New York: The Politics of Slavery and Freedom, 1777-1827 and is co-author of American Odysseys: A History of Colonial North America.

CAROL R. GLASS ’72, coauthor Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement: Mental Training for Athletes and Coaches (American Psychological Association) This comprehensive resource on the history, theory and practice of mindfulness in sport includes a structured, easy-to-follow protocol for athletes and coaches at all levels – from amateur to professional. Rooted in the traditions of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulnessbased cognitive therapy, the authors present “mindful sport performance enhancement” (MSPE), an empirically supported, six-session program that can be adapted for athletes or even performers in other high-pressure domains. Each MSPE session includes educational, experiential and discussion components, as well as recommendations for home practice. There is special emphasis on incorporating mindfulness into workouts, practices and competitions, as well as everyday life. The book includes scripts for mindfulness teachers, sport and performance psychologists, athletes and coaches. Glass is professor of psychology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

LISA HENDRICKSON ’81, co-author Kiritsis and Me: Enduring 63 Hours at Gunpoint

JINYU LIU, DePauw associate professor of classical studies, contributor Paul and Economics: A Handbook

(M.T. Publishing Company)

(Fortress Press)

Hendrickson and co-author Richard Hall recount a three-day-long hostage situation in Kiritsis and Me: Enduring 63 Hours at Gunpoint. In 1977, Hall was kidnapped from his office in downtown Indianapolis, and pushed through the streets with a shotgun wired to his neck. He was held hostage at gunpoint for 63 hours by Anthony Kiritsis, a disgruntled client. Law enforcement agencies and an Indianapolis radio broadcaster negotiated to save Hall’s life. The story made national headlines and earned a Pulitzer Prize for an Indiana photographer. In this book, Hall reveals the details of the incident he hasn’t discussed publicly for 40 years. Hendrickson majored in English (composition) and French at DePauw. She was editor of “Indiana at 200: A Celebration of the Hoosier State,” published by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. She’s currently writing a non-fiction book about three generations of pioneering women who helped to tame “the Wild West.”

The social context of Paul’s mission and congregations has been the study of intense investigation for decades, but only in recent years have questions of economic realities and the relationship between rich and poor come to the forefront. In Paul and Economics, leading scholars address a variety of topics in contemporary discussion, including an overview of the Roman economy; the economic profile of Paul and of his communities, and stratification within them; slavery; and the role of Marxist theory and the question of political economy in Paul scholarship. Liu’s contribution is “Urban Poverty in the Roman Empire: Material Conditions.” She currently serves as principal investigator of “Translating the Complete Corpus of Ovid’s poetry into Chinese with Commentaries” project sponsored by a Chinese National Social Science Foundation Major Grant (2015-2020), and is working on a book-length project on the translation history of GraecoRoman classics in China.

CATHERINE H. LUSHECK ’87 Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing (Routledge) Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing situates Rubens’s formative drawings in light of early modern commitments to eloquence, especially as expressed in the Neostoic sphere of Justus Lipisus (15471606). Through two contextualizing chapters and two, chapter-long case studies of early drawings, the book demonstrates the roles that Senecan eclecticism and a classicizing approach to emulation played in Rubens’s joining of form to matter in his formative drawings practice, and arguably in his early ambitions to strengthen art for a new and troubled age. Lusheck is program director and associate professor of art history and arts management and also teaches the curatorial practicum in the Master of Arts in Museum Studies program at the University of San Francisco. She specializes in early modern, European art, works on paper and curatorial practice.

CHRISTINA OLTON ’65, Writing as TINA OLTON Until the Iris Bloom, A Novel (iUniverse) Tidy Bourbon is a 92-year-old who, despite cognitive challenges, is hoping to live out her remaining days as the independent woman she has always been. Unfortunately, there are those who would like nothing more than to thwart that goal, including her tenant and sometime care provider, who is arrested. This leaves Tidy improvising to fill the financial and social void left behind. Until the Iris Bloom shares the poignant tale of an elderly woman who struggles physically, medically, emotionally and psychologically when her only remaining support disappears into the legal system. It’s a story of how elders may struggle to preserve dignity among the indignities and seek comfort among the discomforts of later life. The novel addresses what needs to be considered if hopes for independence cannot be fulfilled. The story is drawn from Olton’s many years of volunteering for elder agencies in California and Massachusetts.


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KATHERINE PENNAVARIA ’82 Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians

KATHERINE PENNAVARIA ’82 Providing Reference Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians

(Rowman & Littlefield)

(Rowman & Littlefield)

ERIC PLEMONS ’99 The Look of a Woman: Facial Feminization Surgery and the Aims of Trans-Medicine

Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians offers information for librarians to learn what resources – both print and online – their library should offer their patron base. This guide addresses not only what monographs to purchase and subscription databases to maintain, but what websites to highlight on the library’s webpage, what to include in online tutorials and what adult education programming is appropriate. Additionally, the book provides both librarians and researchers an in-depth discussion of the research process itself, including the best steps for a beginning researcher and search strategies for the experienced one.

Providing Reference Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians was written with the working librarian in mind. This guide offers information on how to update or restructure an existing reference program, or create a program from the ground up. Individual chapters and subsections provide constructive tips and advice for specific reference issues. Taken as a whole, the book gives a valuable, inclusive source of information for all major aspects of reference service. Providing Reference Services is a resource for librarians in public-service positions, especially those with reference responsibilities. Pennavaria is a faculty librarian at Western Kentucky University. She writes a column on genealogy for Kentucky Libraries and has researched her own family extensively over the past several years. She has given genealogyrelated public presentations on immigration records, indexing problems, subscription-database options and DNA-testing.

Developed in the United States in the 1980s, facial feminization surgery (FFS) is a set of bone and soft tissue reconstructive surgical procedures intended to feminize the faces of trans-women. In The Look of a Woman, Plemons foregrounds the narratives of FFS patients and their surgeons as they move from consultation and the operating room to postsurgery recovery. He shows how the increasing popularity of FFS represents a shift away from genital-based conceptions of transselfhood in ways that mirror the evolving views of what is considered to be good trans-medicine. Outlining how conflicting models of trans-therapeutics play out in practice, Plemons demonstrates how FFS is changing the project of surgical sex reassignment by reconfiguring the kind of sex that surgery aims to change. Plemons is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona.


(Duke University Press)

JONATHAN M. REED ’77 Okoboji and the Iowa Great Lakes (Arcadia Publishing) For generations, vacationers have returned to northwestern Iowa’s Okoboji and the Iowa Great Lakes. Using rarely published images from Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum in Arnolds Park and other sources, Reed offers a visual account of Okoboji’s people, places and events from the 1850s to the 1960s. Among the area’s attractions were Arnolds Park Amusement Park; Roof Garden; Casino, Central, and Inn ballrooms; boat rides; skating; and summertime “bathing” in the revitalizing waters. With his earliest recollections on Hayward’s Bay, Reed’s memories of the area stretch back nearly six decades. For years, family vacations were spent visiting history centers researching family genealogy. Reed has had careers in journalism, advertising, public relations and marketing research. He is currently contributing editor and feature writer for a country lifestyle magazine.

Perseverance: 150 Years of Women at DePauw By Sarah McAdams


his year is the sesquicentennial of the admission of women – four women – at DePauw. On June 26, 1867, the Board of Trustees and Visitors of Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw) voted to authorize the faculty “to receive female students into the regular classes of the university.” They were women who defied convention and stood up to criticism. Alice Allen, Laura Beswick, Bettie Locke and Mary Simmons each had different educational backgrounds, but were admitted to the Class of 1871. Allen had attended an academy in Waveland, Ind., and wanted to become a teacher. She lived six miles from Greencastle and rode her horse, Kate, to DePauw’s campus each day. Beswick’s father, who had died, was a Methodist minister. Beswick’s mother wanted Laura to attend Indiana Asbury, a Methodist university, and hoped that the free tuition that had been available for a son would extend to a daughter. Locke was the daughter of John W. Locke, DePauw professor of mathematics. Before moving to Greencastle, she attended one year of preparatory classes at Baker University in Kansas, where her father taught previously. Simmons came to Greencastle from Missouri to visit relatives, and when she heard the news of Indiana Asbury

(Photo: From left, Laura Beswick, Alice Allen, Mary Simmons and Bettie Locke.)

admitting women, she persuaded her parents to let her stay. The decision to admit women, 30 years after the founding of Indiana Asbury, angered a majority of the male students. Their reaction reflected the conservative opinion of the time. Coeducation was still a new thing, and only a few colleges were coed before Indiana Asbury, including Oberlin and Northwestern. When asked how she felt those first days, Bettie Locke Hamilton said, “I remember I thought, ’Now I am here. If I can just stick it out, everything will be all right.’” “One of the telling moments that Locke describes in her reminiscences was when the four of them walked into the chapel the first time,” says Wesley W. Wilson, coordinator of archives and special collections. “The male students were blocking the door. These young men were raised as gentlemen so when they were challenged, they stepped aside. The women went right up to the front and sat down. “That broke the ice,” says Wilson. Their numbers grew slowly. Barred from the all-male literary societies, they founded their own Philomathean Literary Society in 1869. They also tried to get into a fraternity. They couldn’t, and that became the impetus for organizing the Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, the first sorority of its kind in the United States. “I think they felt like they were doing

all of this – not just for themselves – but for the women who were to come later,” says Wilson. “They persevered even when they were scared, and they did face opposition from other students. Faculty members and trustees were supportive, but they were not accepted by their peers. However, they did not give up.” In 1871, Allen, Beswick, Locke and Simmons graduated. On commencement day, the first campus wedding took place. Beswick married the Rev. Robert N. McKaig, Class of 1870. Officiating was a classmate of the groom, the Rev. Hillary A. Gobin, who later became a professor and president of DePauw University. Locke taught school for four years before marrying E. A. Hamilton in 1876. They settled in Greencastle after living in Illinois and Kansas. Bettie Locke Hamilton died in 1939 at the age of 89, the oldest living graduate of Indiana Asbury. Her two daughters both graduated from DePauw. “It’s a great story because sure, these four women had challenges, but they didn’t let that deter them,” Wilson says. “They didn’t get bitter, or get mad and quit. They stuck with it, and were successful. It didn’t take long, and the number of women students enrolling really picked up.” Today, there are 1,116 women enrolled at DePauw, and 1,042 men.




Near the end of my most recent conversation with Ivan Villasboa ’93, we had a little bit of a disagreement. Some backstory: I met Ivan in 2012 when my former boss asked me to join a meeting with him. Ivan was organizing an alumni service trip to El Salvador at the time, and he wanted help promoting it. During our meeting, Ivan told us how his first trip to El Salvador, a 1993 Winter Term in Mission, had changed his life. Rather than becoming a banker as he’d planned, he went on to work for CoCoDA – coh-coh-DAH, or Companion Community Development Alternatives – the small, Indianapolis-based nonprofit that organized the service trip. Except for a few years, he’d been at CoCoDA ever since, repeating his Winter Term in perpetuity. In the United States, Ivan’s work as CoCoDA’s program director is visible only in pictures. But in rural villages in El Salvador and Nicaragua, his near-constant presence matters deeply. He’s traveled to these communities for most of his adult life to help them gain access to basic necessities like education and clean water. In short, he’s a remarkable person with a remarkable story that I’ve wanted to tell ever since I met him. Now, back to our disagreement. While we were wrapping up our interview, I talked Ivan through a brief outline of what I was planning to write about: his unlikely arrival at DePauw, the Winter Term trip that changed him, his incredible commitment to the people of El Salvador. In truth, I’d had the story outlined in my head for a while.

Ivan wasn’t happy. He said he didn’t want the story to be about him. The story should focus on CoCoDA instead. This created a few problems for me. Apart from wanting to tell Ivan’s story for years, I was asked to write an alumni profile for DePauw Magazine. I was in the middle of explaining my predicament to Ivan – “CoCoDA is a great story, it’s just not a DePauw story” – when he cut me off. “You’re not understanding me,” he shot back with the tiniest hint of frustration in his voice. “CoCoDA and DePauw are one and the same.”

Absolutely Correct It’s possible that my desire to write about Ivan had blinded me to a bigger story, but I was skeptical for good reason. Ivan tiptoes around the edge of the spotlight like a veteran stagehand. He’s unguarded when talking about his life, but he never misses an opportunity to redirect a conversation away from himself – because his work isn’t about him. In fact, his work has often come at his expense, literally and figuratively. As Ivan was laying out his case for making CoCoDA the focus of his story, I suspected it was just his way of diverting attention away from himself and back to the cause to which he has given his blood, sweat and tears. Of course, Ivan would never admit to that, so I called Jim Mulholland, CoCoDA’s executive director, to see what he had to say. I circled around my question as we began our conversation, not knowing quite how to put it. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe Ivan, I told Mulholland,

but I worried that he was once again putting CoCoDA before himself. If DePauw and CoCoDA really did overlap to the degree Ivan told me, I needed to hear it from someone else. The first words out of Mulholland’s mouth: “Ivan’s absolutely correct.” “In some sense, I think CoCoDA is the offspring of DePauw’s commitment to Winter Term in Mission,” Mulholland said, “this idea that students and even alumni should be engaged in social justice for the world.” Mulholland told me the story of how CoCoDA came to be. During the 1980s, El Salvador was embroiled in a vicious civil war that killed tens of thousands and displaced many more. On one side was El Salvador’s U.S.-aligned federal government. On the other, the FMLN, a socialist rebel group. It was a common scenario throughout Central and South America during the Cold War era. Though it would be easy to point out how both sides caused bloodshed and anguish, the war’s impact was asymmetrical. Communities in the mountainous, FMLN-controlled regions of El Salvador were routinely bombed, or their people “disappeared” or outright murdered by paramilitary units. Hundreds of thousands of refugees fled to camps in bordering countries to escape indiscriminate violence and human rights violations. It was in one of these refugee camps in Honduras where a 1982 DePauw alum named Peter Melberg ran into another American, Tim Crouse, among the Salvadorans living there. The two returned


“[Ivan] knows the people, and they trust him. He can’t go into any of those communities without people coming out and hugging him. He exemplifies that deep commitment to relationships that CoCoDA has.” – JIM MULHOLLAND, executive director of CoCoDA


to the United States and helped found an organization called Building with the Voiceless of El Salvador (BVES), a group that lobbied Congress for the withdrawal of military and economic aid to El Salvador’s government. After the Chapultepec Peace Accords brought El Salvador’s 12-year civil war to an end in 1992, many Salvadoran refugees returned home only to find rubble and ashes where their villages once stood. In response to the changing needs of the Salvadoran people, BVES reformed as CoCoDA and changed its mission from divestment to investment. CoCoDA has led service delegations to El Salvador to help rebuild and serve the areas hit hardest by the war ever since. Mulholland also said that DePauw has been CoCoDA’s most consistent partner, having traveled together to Central America nearly every year since the organization was founded. During CoCoDA’s leanest years, the funds generated through service trips made up a significant portion of the organization’s annual budget. In other words, DePauw has not only played a role in CoCoDA’s founding, but also in its survival.

Sitting on Rocks After speaking with Mulholland, I reached out to Professor of Computer Science Douglas E. Harms, who has led multiple DePauw delegations through CoCoDA. I wanted to know why DePauw keeps returning to CoCoDA. What is it that CoCoDA does so well to warrant that kind of frequency? Harms told me a few things, but they boil down to this: CoCoDA works long term only with the communities it serves. Whenever a new group of students arrives, the relationship has already been built.

They become part of a tradition. Harms recalled how, during one trip, he and his students visited a music festival held at a amphitheatre previous DePauw delegations had helped to build. “What was really moving was that people would come up to us, thank us and hug us,” Harms says. “None of us had helped at all to build it, but I realized that a relationship had developed over the years between DePauw and the community. As members of DePauw, we were all part of that.” One of the common projects undertaken by CoCoDA delegations has been the construction of new schools, a priority for many El Salvadoran communities since the end of the war.

During Ivan’s Winter Term in 1993, he and the other students on the trip helped rebuild a school in the village of Las Delicias (now known as Consolación) – an experience many delegations have since repeated. Sometimes school projects aren’t as easy as “Build it, and they will come.” For instance, when CoCoDA built a new high school in the village of Santa Marta in El Salvador, the government kept finding reasons to delay its opening. At first, the government said it was because the school didn’t have computers. So, CoCoDA found funding for a computer lab. Then it was because there was no science lab in the school, so CoCoDA found a way to build

that, too. Then it was because the school didn’t have a library, so CoCoDA helped find books to fill one. “There were always obstacles popping up, and it was frustrating for everybody,” Ivan says. “We’d built a place where teachers could teach students, but there was still so much resistance to it.” That resistance has a long history in El Salvador. During the war, the Salvadoran government refused to send teachers to guerrilla-held territories, and even when the war ended and families returned home, their schools were run-down or destroyed. With no other options, the only teachers in these communities were the people lucky enough to have completed a few

years of grade school. The government refused to pay them because they weren’t certified. CoCoDA was one of the first organizations working in the country to pay a small stipend to untrained teachers, allowing them to teach during the week and travel to a high school on the weekends to earn a diploma. When they graduated, CoCoDA supported their university studies by helping to provide a house for them in San Salvador. These trained teachers then returned home to instruct students in schools CoCoDA helped build. One of Ivan’s good friends, a Salvadoran man named Ramon, started teaching other children in his refugee camp at age 12, having only finished second grade. When his family moved back to El Salvador, Ramon continued to teach in his village with CoCoDA’s support. His younger brother Yunior went to a school CoCoDA helped build in Santa Marta, was taught by Ramon, then went to the university while living in a CoCoDA-funded home. Yunior is now CoCoDA’s delegation director in El Salvador. In 2002, CoCoDA expanded its effort to include building community water systems. As with schools, simply building a water system for a village isn’t enough. Mulholland says that failed water projects can be found throughout Central America. During a recent trip, he saw one that cost $100,000 to build. It lasted six months before falling into disrepair. CoCoDA has completed water projects for four communities and are currently working on a fifth; none of their projects have failed. Mulholland says that Ivan will spend years building consensus in a community before a single investment dollar has


been raised. These are public utilities, and as soon as they’re built, they’re owned, managed and serviced by the community. Unless a community is unanimously behind a project, CoCoDA won’t move on to the next step. “You need to have 100 percent village buy-in, because if you don’t, it’s really easy for people to decide, ’Well I don’t want to pay for the water if I can walk to the spring,’” Mulholland says. “Every person who makes that decision makes it less viable.” According to Mulholland, meetings in these communities are very different. The purpose is not simply to come to some end, but to move together as a whole. He says part it goes back to the war, when difficult decisions had to be made unanimously. If someone is reluctant, Ivan will spend hours just talking to the one person. “That’s been part of Ivan’s real skill,


sitting on a bunch of rocks and talking to a community about water,” Mulholland says. “He knows the people, and they trust him. He can’t go into any of those communities without people coming out and hugging him. He exemplifies that deep commitment to relationships that CoCoDA has.”

Course Correction Since it’s part of my job to tell their stories, I speak with a lot of DePauw students and alumni on a regular basis. I’ll often start my interviews by asking, “How’d you end up at DePauw.” Most of the time that part of the story is unremarkable – what’s remarkable is what happened after the fact – but sometimes the question uncovers a few interesting details. Ivan’s answer, on the other hand, is the wildest origin story I’ve ever heard. I mention this because, from my perspective, there are two types of stories

that come out of DePauw. The first is about velocity, or how a person arrived at DePauw knowing what they wanted to do and shot out of Greencastle like a bullet. The second kind of story is about trajectory, or how a person’s life changed because of an experience they had as a student. Ivan’s story is the latter – at least on the surface – and to really appreciate how much his trajectory changed, you need to know where he began. Born in Buenos Aires, Ivan has never stayed in one place for long. Both he and his brother developed a bone disorder when they were young, which put him in a special orthopedic shoe and his brother in a wheelchair. The disease was only temporary, though, and when Ivan’s bones strengthened, he was restless. He started working at 13, and left home before he finished high school, holding down a few jobs at a time to support himself. Eventually he found a job at a golf

course as a caddy-for-hire. One day on the course, he overheard the man who’d hired him talking with his golf partner about buying and selling American dollars. The way Ivan tells it, currency speculation was something of a national pastime in Argentina. If you were buying groceries, you’d use pesos, but for things like homes or cars, you might turn to American dollars, which held their high value in Argentina’s turbulent economy. People used this turbulence to their advantage by buying dollars when the peso was strong or selling them when it was weak. If you could anticipate a change before it hit the market, there was a lot of money to be made. Basically, it was gambling. Most of Ivan’s clients ignored his advice about which iron to use – he was just there to carry them – but on this matter, Ivan thought he had something to offer. He let the golfers in on a hunch he had about

where the dollar was heading that week. They gave him the kind of look that said “wow,” but in a bad way, and the round continued without another interruption. A week later, one of the men returned to the club and handed Ivan a roll of cash. It was his commission for a tip that paid off. But the man offered him something else. Go get a suit, he said, go to this address and a job would be waiting for him. Ivan took the man up on his offer. He worked as an assistant, running errands or getting coffee, but earning better pay than anybody his age could have expected. After a few years, he started to think about his own dreams. More than anything, Ivan wanted to be a banker at the top of a skyscraper in America. That’s when he came across DePauw, which operated an exchange program in Buenos Aires at the time. Looking at a map of America, Ivan saw that DePauw

FAR LEFT: Ivan during his 1993 trip. CENTER: The 1993 DePauw delegation at the building site of the school in Las Delicias. ABOVE: Ivan with his Salvadoran mentor, Antonio (left).

was close to Chicago – not DePaul close, but certainly closer than Argentina. After completing the exchange program, Ivan’s boss gave him some money and sent him off to finish his degree in Greencastle. Ivan never heard from the man again; shortly after Ivan departed for DePauw, his boss left Argentina with a suitcase stuffed with his clients’ money. As January 1993 approached, the Winter Term in Mission to El Salvador was creating a buzz on DePauw’s campus. El Salvador was a hot-button issue among activists at the time, and with the war finally over, it was as though El Salvador’s doors had swung open to the world. The service trip was so popular among students that a lottery had to be created to select


participants. Ivan hadn’t entered, but he was approached by one of the trip organizers and asked to join as a Spanish interpreter. At the very least, he thought it was a way to escape the Indiana winter. I remember part of my first meeting with Ivan vividly. We were sitting in the old Blue Door Cafe on Washington St. in Greencastle, now Myer’s Market, and Ivan was telling a story from the trip. One night, a group of Salvadoran women entered the large, single room where he and the rest of the delegation was staying. One by one, the women told horrific stories from El Salvador’s just-ended civil war that shocked the students into silence. I was writing furiously to keep up with Ivan as he spoke, so when he paused, I jumped in to ask a quick clarifying question. As I looked up from my notes, I realized I’d made a mistake. Ivan’s eyes were welling with tears; he’d paused to collect himself. After a moment, he answered my question, then continued where he left off. When it came time to leave El Salvador, Ivan had a near breakdown. Overwhelmed by guilt – for not staying to help, for being able to leave – he spoke to one of the village’s leaders, a man named Antonio who had been a kind of mentor to him during his stay. Antonio told Ivan that he understood how he felt, but he told him to ask himself a question: “Where will you be most effective?” In El Salvador, Ivan was one more person in the village, no more helpful than any other. He wasn’t wealthy, he had no important connections. What could he really do for them? But if Ivan could take their stories back to the United States, maybe he finish his education and then use it to support their cause from afar. “I had a deep sense of guilt – us Catholics thrive on guilt,” Ivan says. “How


could I go about my life, making money and living lavishly, when these people I cared for had this miserable existence. Antonio made everything click. It was my ’eureka’ moment. I thought, ’That’s it. That’s what I should be doing.’”

Heart and Soul When I spoke with Mulholland, I asked about Ivan’s profile on the CoCoDA website – specifically, why it describes him as the organization’s “heart and soul.” He talked about how long Ivan had been with CoCoDA, and how often it had required Ivan to sacrifice in terms of income or family life.

“I struggle with that,” Mulholland said. “I’m not always sure he’s made the right decisions, but on the other hand, CoCoDA exists because he made those decisions.” Ivan began his first job with CoCoDA right after graduating from DePauw. He and a Salvadoran woman, a torture survivor named Maria, traveled up and down the East Coast in a car, hopping between college campuses and churches to raise awareness and money for the people of El Salvador. CoCoDA could afford to pay him only a couple hundred dollars plus gas money, but the job allowed Ivan to return to El Salvador as a delegation leader, guiding college groups – including ones from

DePauw – back to the community he’d visited as a student. Ivan left CoCoDA for a brief detour selling rights to television and video internationally in the late-90s. The job paid well, but without a cause to guide him, the nature of the work slowly wore him down. When he returned to CoCoDA in 2003, the organization once again didn’t have money to pay him, so Ivan figured out a solution. He started a side business under CoCoDA’s umbrella working as an interpreter in courtrooms and hospitals. “I’d go to the hospital for a delivery, and because those can take a while, I’d be sitting in the waiting room, doing work on my

laptop for CoCoDA,” Ivan says. His clients paid CoCoDA, which in turn paid him a portion of the income. In other words, he worked a second full-time job to cover the salary for his first full-time job. This scenario repeated again recently, but for different reasons. When the Zika viris crisis hit South and Central America, many CoCoDA delegations began cancelling their trips. Ivan and Mulholland cut their salaries to compensate for the deficit, and Ivan has remained at half-time pay ever since. He supplemented his income as an interpreter for SOS International, a Department of Justice contractor that provides interpretation services for immigration courts. The job has him traveling constantly – Baltimore one week, Cleveland the next. He’s rarely “home” now, if there is such a place for Ivan. Out of curiosity, I asked to see the travel log Ivan keeps for his work visa. He’s made 84 trips abroad since 2003, ranging in duration from a few days, to weeks, to months. I guess I didn’t know what else to expect. Recently, the only thing keeping him from traveling more is the path to U.S. citizenship he’s pursuing. He needs to have spent 30 months out of the previous 5 years in the country to qualify. He’s currently short of that.

He wasn’t wealthy, he had no important connections. What could he really do for them? But if Ivan could take their stories back to the United States, maybe he could finish his degree and then use it to support their cause from afar.

LEFT: Harms (left) with members of DePauw’s 2017 delegation to Zacataltoza, Nicaragua.



Wherever there are questions, there is research to be done. At DePauw, we often cite a statistic that 30 percent of our students conduct research on campus. But for an undergraduate at a small liberal arts college, what does that mean? Here, it means anything.

Undergraduate researchers at DePauw are curious, have inquiring minds, are investigators and problem solvers across the spectrum of academic disciplines. Research allows students to work closely with faculty members to make scholarly or creative contributions in their fields. Learn more about two very different types of research that began as summer projects and grew into engaging opportunities.


Joe Turner’s Come and Gone: Research Through Story and Costume In February 2018, DePauw Theatre will present Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, one of August Wilson’s “Century Cycle” plays directed by guest artist Kathryn Bentley, artistic director of the Black Theatre Workshop at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Set in 1911 in a boardinghouse in an African American neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone features the character of Herald Loomis, a former slave, who has been traveling the United States with his young daughter, looking for his wife whom he lost many years ago. Several students began working on the DePauw production in June as part of a summer research project. The creative design team is Sarah Greene ’20, costume designer; Noelle Johnson ’20, set designer; Margaret Terry ’19, sound designer; and Professor of Communication and Theatre Tim Good, lighting designer. Nine of the 10 “Century Cycle” plays take place in African American areas of Pittsburgh, where Wilson grew up,

and each explores a particular African American experience during the 10 decades of the 20th century. Nine of the plays, including Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, received Tony Award nominations for best play, and two won Pulitzer Prizes. “This play is specifically an African American story with universal appeal and understanding,” Good says. “It’s also bringing a lot of students to DePauw Theatre who haven’t done plays with us before. So that’s especially remarkable.” The DePauw student design team started by researching the plays to better understand the specific artistry of Wilson, and to explore the realities of the particular African American characters. While their work began in the summer, they have continued designing throughout the semester. Greene explains that the research process has been very thorough because the play encompasses many themes. “I delved into common fashions of the late 1800s to the early 1910s, the infrastructure of 1911 Pittsburg and the socio-economic experiences of black people in 1911,” she

says. However, what informed her designs the most was the research conducted on playwright August Wilson. “His beliefs on Pan-Africanism and the purpose of “black theatre” helped me to understand the significance of every single aspect of the costumes, down to each earring and shoelace. Wilson taught me that every design element operates on a larger scale, beyond the stage and into a specific collective culture.” The designs Greene perceived and constructed reflect a culmination of that research. “For example, the theme of PanAfricanism informed the Yoruba Orishainspired color scheme for several costumes,” she says. The parallels between Wilson’s characters and certain Orishas helped guide each character’s design, and more importantly, provided significance behind every color used. Additionally, Wilson’s convictions on black theatre inspired the use of similar colors. “They are what we would eventually call “color connections” in the designs of certain characters whose relationships held particularly special


meaning,” Greene says. “It’s incredible that an August Wilson play is being performed at DePauw, particularly this one,” Greene says. “It has so many important themes – oppression, selfrealization. I’m very excited to see it, and to see our work come together on stage.” As sound designer, Terry has found it rewarding to go from a script to a vision,

and then decide how to get hundreds of hours of research communicated to an audience without speaking a word. “It has been great working with such a passionate design team, and the director has been very generous with her time,” she says. “It has truly been a group effort.” Throughout the process, the team members have collaborated with Bentley

and with each other. “We work together in a way that has been pretty special,” Greene says. Not only did they have access to each other, they had time, which is a benefit unique to summer research. They hope the collaboration will show cohesiveness among their designs – costumes, set, lighting and sound.

Lacrosse Shot Performance: Research Through Movement and Sport For their summer research project, juniors Nathan Greenberg and Alexander “Alex” Randall worked with Associate Professor of Kinesiology Professor Brian Wright to explore the influence of lacrosse head string patterns on shot performance in the overhead lacrosse shot. The purpose of the project is to examine the effect of lacrosse head string pattern on exit velocity from the overhead lacrosse shot when examined during two scenarios: 1) a controlled mechanical set-up, and 2) during an actual executed shot from experienced lacrosse players. The research team just returned from presenting its findings at the Midwest American College of Sports Medicine

Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. As part of the research process, the students learned about presenting their findings to a larger community. Greenberg and Randall are currently working to refine some of the ways they collect data. “We’re learning that we need to add to our experiment to improve its relevance in terms of applicability,” Greenberg says. The next step is to incorporate human shots into the trials as opposed to the shooting device to see if results are consistent. The U.S. Lacrosse 2016 Participation Survey reports that national participation is 825,000 players on organized teams, setting a new record for participation. Since U.S.

Lacrosse first surveyed national lacrosse participation in 2001, the number of players has grown from just over 250,000 to the current total of 826,023, an increase of more than 225 percent over a 15-year timeframe. A topic of constant discussion among players and coaches pertains to player preference regarding the configuration of the lacrosse head string pattern. Players are given parameters via rule books with which they are free to string their own pocket configuration. Surprisingly, very little empirical research has examined the influence these string patterns have on exit velocity of the lacrosse ball during an overhead lacrosse shot.

DEPAUW RESEARCH FACTS AND FIGURES Small Ratio 54 students and 25 faculty members received funding for research, creating a high-impact 2:1 ratio during summer research opportunities.


Early Opportunities Collaborative research isn’t limited to upperclass students. In fact, 1 in 5 students who participated in summer research had just finished their first year on campus.

Not What you think Thirteen different academic departments received funding for research on everything from regenerating fish hearts to medieval manuscripts and lacrosse sticks.

“This project is extremely relevant to us and our interests as collegiate lacrosse athletes since we have an appreciation for the sport and technology and influence of equipment,” Greenberg says. The design of the mechanical set-up was based on an older design of a football kicking device. There was a lot of trial and error before they arrived with the current device because of the amount of force it creates – about 500 to 600 pounds. The students say they are learning that research has countless nuances and questions, which can only be answered through other questions. “Things that we never considered can be such crucial factors, and lead to more questions proving just how complex research is,” Greenberg says. Greenberg and Randall are hoping to design quarter-credit classes so they can compile their research into a paper and submit it to a scholarly journal, which is their ultimate goal before graduating. Wright explains the approach of the kinesiology department is focusing on getting their students involved and keeping them involved. “We do a fair amount of undergraduate research, but it often stops at presentations on campus,” Wright say. “We are working to find ways to engage students with a larger research community in the field. It gives them an opportunity to see what others are doing, and helps them determine if it’s something they want to pursue.” With research, Wright explains they can do things that they don’t necessarily have time or the ability to do in a classroom. “It’s a different way you can approach and think with a student,” he says. “It’s an experience that’s more realistic to a professional kinesiologist’s and it emphasizes what we’re trying to do – use scholarly work to teach kinesiology.”

TOP: Nathan Greenberg ’18 collecting data by using the mechanical set-up to measure exit velocity. BOTTOM: Standing left to right, Pat Babington (faculty), Brian Wright (faculty), Emily Blankenberger ’18, Elizabeth Seewer ’17 (returned to participate in conference), Staisy Cardenas ’18, Megan Montgomery ’18, Patrick O’Malley ’18, Matt Beekley (faculty). Kneeling left to right, Nathan Greenberg ’19, Alex Randall ’19 at the Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich.


connections: engaging with depauw M. Lewis Gulick ’44: Embodiment of the Rector Legacy During the course of nearly a century, the groundbreaking scholarship fund endowed by philanthropists Edward Rector (1863-1925) and Lucy Rowland Rector (1855-1949) has supported a wide range of promising students who went on to lead highly meaningful lives. However, it could be argued that few individuals have lived up to the intent of the scholarship as much as a 1944 graduate of DePauw, M. Lewis “Lew” Gulick. Not only is Gulick’s life story compelling, he also went on to heavily promote, and generously augment, the very scholarship fund which allowed him to attend DePauw. Gulick was born in Japan in 1923 to American missionary parents, and spent his youth around people of various nationalities. Long before it was in vogue to speak of “global citizenship,” Gulick fully comprehended what that ideal looked like and how it should be lived out. After completing high school in Michigan, Gulick applied to college. Coming from modest means, it was the Rector Scholarship which allowed him to begin his studies at DePauw in 1940. His time at DePauw – marked by the beginnings of wartime military service – were critical in Gulick’s life. The education he received, due to the generosity of the Rectors, would in turn be critical to his future. After serving as an Army officer from 1943 to 1946, graduating from DePauw in absentia in 1944, Gulick went on to earn both a master’s degree and a doctorate from Georgetown. His first career was as a journalist, covering Capitol Hill and then the State Department. His work often took him abroad, at times finding himself accompanying the President on


Air Force One. In 1973 Gulick changed gears and became a senior staff consultant for the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He would later go on to act as executive director of the American Great Lakes Ports Association. Throughout this fascinating career,

Gulick never forgot the liberal arts education which helped start him down life’s path. “Education was priceless to him,” notes Gulick’s daughter, Spencer Gulick Baker ’91. “He absolutely loved DePauw. He was grateful every single day of his life for his education.” Looking ahead, Gulick established two planned gifts more than 20 years ago with the goal of supporting the Rector Scholarship Endowment. In doing so, he hoped not only to pay back the cost of his own education, but also to provide for future generations of students who, like him, would need assistance to receive the exceptional education DePauw could provide. Yet, Gulick went even further. Realizing the difference the Rector gift had made to thousands of students, and comprehending the capacity of the Rector story to inspire others, Gulick researched and wrote An Investment in Humanity: Edward Rector and his Historic Scholarship Program for DePauw University. This 2009 book utilized the Rector Endowment as a central feature through which to tell the entire story of philanthropy at DePauw. In so doing, Gulick managed to capture the spirit of hope, of giving and of gratitude which permeates DePauw University. Gulick passed away on May 20, 2017. A champion of higher education in general and of his alma mater in particular, he has left behind the sort of perpetual legacy which only a grateful heart can provide. “He was a wholesome, great dad and person,” Baker recalls, “a great role model.” Surely, Edward Rector himself would have been proud.

90 years of memories: a family Monon Bell tradition Rector Scholarship 100th Anniversary Nearly 100 years ago in April 1919, Edward Rector announced his creation of an endowment establishing full-tuition scholarships in perpetuity at DePauw. This “Investment in Humanity” forever changed the University and has directly benefitted nearly 4,000 students, enriching their lives, their communities and the world. Approaching the centennial of this generous gift, DePauw seeks to collect stories of Rector Scholars and the transformative investment of Edward and Lucy Rector. Rector Scholars interested in sharing stories can contact Dana Cummings ’99 or Eli Coronis in the Development and Alumni Engagement Division using the information below. Email: Phone: 800-446-5298 Write: P.O. Box 37, Greencastle, IN 46135

Rector Scholar Reunion and Centennial Celebration May 10-12, 2019

THE FUND FOR DEPAUW Your generosity impacts students who impact the world. Give online at or call 800-446-5298.

A DePauw education has been a Jewett family tradition for more than 100 years and four generations. Today the family’s love for the University and Tiger football remains strong. “My father ( John R. Jewett ’44) attended his first DePauwWabash game with my grandfather in 1928, even before the Monon Railroad donated the locomotive bell as the official trophy,” said John R. Jewett Jr. ’77. “Dad has seen every game since then – 82 in person. He attended his last game in 2010 during my son’s senior year at DePauw. At 94 years old, he still gets excited to watch the game on television with my mom (Marybelle Bramhall Jewett ’45).” John Jr. has attended 58 Monon Bell games, including three games in which he played for the team. “My cousin (Thomas S. Yeo ’70, son of Martha Jewett Yeo ’42) and I started attending the games with my dad when we were kids many years ago. I don’t know if I can make it to another 25 games to beat my dad’s record, though,” he laughed. John and Tom said their grandfather, Chester Jewett, Class of 1909, went into business in Indianapolis with several other DePauw alumni who had also been Tiger athletes. Ten years after Chester and his cohorts had graduated, DePauw’s football coach left mid-season, so Chester and three of his former teammates took on coaching responsibilities for the remainder of the 1919 schedule. The Indianapolis newspaper reported 7,000 people attended the 1919 DePauw-Wabash game in Indianapolis, and festivities included a post-game dance. Many of the 1,000 fans from Greencastle traveled to the game on the interurban streetcar line. “My grandfather was joined in coaching by his brother Charles Jewett,

TOP: John R. Jewett ’44 (left) and John R. Jewett Jr. ’77 at the 2010 Monon Bell game. ABOVE: Photograph of the 1919 alumni football coaches: Charles Jewett, Felix McWhirter, Chester Jewett, and Fred Tucker.

Class of 1907, who was mayor of Indianapolis at the time, and business leaders Felix McWhirter, Class of 1907, and Fred Tucker, Class of 1908,” Tom said. “In a great photo from their coaching season, they are dressed in their letter sweaters, baseball pants and football cleats. In 2015, the family commissioned an oil painting of the photograph that hangs in the Lilly Center on campus.” Their DePauw connection is not only patrilineal. The cousins said their grandmother, Grace Rhodes Jewett, Class of 1909, was a big influence in their attending DePauw and in their many years of support for The Fund for DePauw. Gifting artwork to the University was also a way for Tom to honor his late wife, studio art major Cynthia Van Tassel Yeo ’70.


connections: engaging with depauw Alumni connect with students at work Internships let students explore possible career paths through temporary work assignments and on-the-job learning. For DePauw alumni, hosting interns has also become an effective way to evaluate and recruit the next generation of employees while giving something back to their alma mater. “In helping interns chart their paths to success, we have charted the firm’s path to success,” said Kate Baldwin Leipprandt ’84, owner of Baldwin Financial Advisors. “I thought I would host an intern for the student’s benefit, but I have reaped so many benefits – economically speaking and in regards to the energy level and happiness of my employees and clients.” Elizabeth Grady ’14 accepted an internship at Baldwin that combined her interests in optimizing investment strategies and engaging directly with clients. “My grandfather taught me the importance of living below your means and compounding interest. When I interviewed with Kate, I knew she would be the fantastic mentor I needed and that working in the financial services industry could help me meet my own goals while helping others.” Elizabeth conducted research, tested software and website functionality to help Baldwin implement online appointment booking and secure data sharing. She automated prompts for annual portfolio reviews and new-client welcome emails. “She improved our ability to process more traffic quickly and efficiently, made the business more appealing and accessible for both young investors and established clients, and our net income increased by 40 percent,” said Kate. Elizabeth is now a full-time employee leading the firm’s young investor program, as well as managing three summer interns. “Interns gain exposure to the overall


business, along with all the businesses we are in contact with. We introduce them to professionals at global financial service firms and give them a taste of everything,” she said. “They learn the process of onboarding a new client, use their academic background to analyze a client’s financial life and investments, and present their findings directly to the clients.” Kate added, “At the beginning of the summer, we ask each intern to choose three or four from a list of 15 challenges we’re having. Then we ask them to find and present potential solutions for a few of the challenges that most interest them. That approach allows us to harness the energy of the whole student. I don’t think I’ll go another summer without interns, and I’m even hoping to add Winter Term internships. I hire my interns almost exclusively from DePauw, because they are highly talented, entrepreneurial powerhouses.” John Kite ’87, chairman and CEO of Kite Realty Group, agrees that a robust internship program benefits both

the business and the student interns. “Our employees grow personally and professionally as they teach, mentor and coach young professionals,” he said. “Our internship program also allows us to give back to the school and the students of DePauw while connecting with the employees of the future and creating a pipeline to those employees.” He credits a similar internship with introducing him to the commercial real estate industry where he has made his career. “As an intern at a Dallas real estate company, I supported members of the leasing department. I learned to identify and close new business opportunities, how development projects were started and that persistence was a key ingredient,” he said. Matt Hunt ’17 met John when the business leader spoke to his first-year Winter Term class. After completing three other internships, Matt was offered a summer internship with Kite’s investor relations department. “A good portion of my job was to study and understand the business and

SAVE-THE-DATES Coming Together Weekend April 21, 2018

Alumni Reunion Weekend June 7-10, 2018

California Wine Country Bike Tour May 13-18, 2018

the broader industry. Rewarding projects included contributing to a public filing for the company, producing slides for the quarterly investor presentation and a weekly report to senior management,” he said. Matt now works full time as a financial analyst for Kite Realty Group. John said an internship at Kite, unlike a summer job, includes hands-on projects, exposure to every department in the company, résumé review sessions, and individual meetings with the senior leadership. “A great internship program,” he said, “allows the student to expand their experiences and learn what it means to be a part of a professional working team while the company has the ability to gain valuable insight from the students.” Students and alumni are connecting through internships in a variety of fields, from medicine and scientific research to business, education and nonprofit management. “It’s wonderful when our alumni can mentor the next generation of DePauw graduates,” said Dave Berque,

associate vice president for student academic life, dean of academic life, executive director of the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement, and Herrick E. H. Greenleaf Professor of Computer Science. “We hope more alumni will continue to be interested in hosting an intern, and we can help them with designing an effective program if they don’t already have one in place.”

Hire a Tiger! To share an internship or job opportunity for DePauw students: • Visit • Click “Hiring Our Students” For more information or to discuss participating in career fairs or meeting with student groups. • Call the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement at 765-658-4622 • Or email

Splendors of Tuscany led by DePauw Professor Mike Seaman June 17-25, 2018

Riches of the Emerald Isle June 19-30, 2018

Discover Southeast Alaska July 6-13, 2018

Canadian Rockies Parks and Resorts July 26-August 1, 2018

Flavors of Sicily

September 28-October 6, 2018

ABOVE LEFT: Elizabeth Grady ’14 and Kate Baldwin Leipprandt ’84. ABOVE RIGHT: John Kite ’87, Tom Gettelfinger ’19 and Matt Hunt ’17.


connections: engaging with depauw Fall Highlights 1. Parents Council members attending opening day reception included Kevin Hunt, April Bridges, Steven Briggs, Peg and Andy Candor, Jill and Joe Tanner, Kathy and Jim Atkinson. 2. DePauw dedicated the new James G. Stewart Plaza in memory of trustee James Stewart ’64. Jim’s wife Andrea Anania Stewart spoke at the event during Old Gold Weekend. 3. Bruce ’53 and Mary Walker visited campus in September for Bruce’s gallery talk about an exhibition of Tibetan art he donated to the University in 2002. (Photo courtesy DePauw University Archives.) 4 Bud ’64 and Valerie Watson Hamilton ’65 welcomed a group of fellow DePauw alumni for a weekend of cultural events in New Mexico. 5. DePauw honored donors Todd ’90 and Missy Cleveland and Scott ’82 and Kimberlee Welch at the dedication of the new Blackstock Stadium Press Box in September. 6. Arthur W. and Julia C. Shumaker Endowed Scholarship Fund donors Elaine Shumaker Chase ’75 and Richard F. Chase, left, and Tom Schuck ’72, right, with scholarship recipient Madeleine Harms ’19 at the Washington C. DePauw Societies Breakfast during Old Gold Weekend.



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8 7. Ellen Miller ’76 and Miller Fund for DePauw Scholar Kamrie Davis ’21 at the Washington C. DePauw Societies Breakfast during Old Gold Weekend. 8. Professor Emeritus of English Walker Gilmer, pictured with Gilmer Scholar Nina Biasi ’20, presented President Mark McCoy with a $100,000 contribution to be added to The Peggy and Walker Gilmer Scholarship. The Gilmer Scholarship assists promising first generation DePauw students. Professor Gilmer joined DePauw’s faculty in 1963 and retired in 1997. He noted that his 35 years of rewarding teaching experience motivated him to make this gift in honor of his former students. Many colleagues, friends and alumni contribute to the Gilmer Scholarship. President McCoy thanked Dr. Gilmer for his generosity and his wish to impact the lives of DePauw students now and into the future. 9. New and upgraded members of the Washington C. DePauw Lifetime Society were honored during Old Gold Weekend. Attendees included Luis R. Davila ’81, Alan P. Hill ’81, Jennett McGowan Hill ’85, J. Joseph Tanner, Jill Tanner, Dr. James M. Holland ’54, George E. Clift ’73, Lisa Henderson Bennet ’93, John S. Marlatt ’69, Cynthia Gossett ’77 and Derek Storm. 10. 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees: Liz Bondi ’07 (women’s basketball and women’s tennis), Mary Bretscher (women’s swimming and diving coach), Kevin Burns ’88 (football), Dan Garrison ’01 (men’s swimming and diving), Charles "Biff" Geiss ’62 (baseball), Edwin Lindsay ’39 (men’s tennis and men’s basketball), Dan Whaley ’81 (football and baseball), the 2006-07 NCAA Division III champion women’s basketball team.


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Anna Jack McCord lives at 24 East 266th St., Sheridan, IN 46069. She is 97 years of age. She was a teacher of music at the Indiana School for the Blind in Indianapolis. She is the mother of six children and 16 grandchildren. Anna would enjoy hearing from her DePauw classmates and friends.


Five members of Delta Tau Delta and their wives met in St. Joseph, Mich., for a reunion to celebrate 70 years of friendship since meeting at the DePauw chapter house in 1947. They ended the evening raising their glasses to Old DePauw. (See photo.)



James L. Bogue and his bowling partner won the doubles competition in the 80-84 age bracket at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Ala., June 2017. Later that month, Jim rode his recumbent trike in part of a 300-mile bike ride to raise money for an orphanage in Haiti. (See photo.)


The class notes section of DePauw Magazine allows DePauw alumni to keep their classmates and the University current on their careers, activities and whereabouts. Class notes printed in DePauw Magazine will also be included in the online version of the magazine. We will publish as many photos as possible, but due to space limitations and reproduction-quality requirements, we are not able to publish every photo. Photos cannot be returned. To have your photo considered for publication, it must meet these requirements: • Group photos of alumni gatherings, including weddings, will be considered. Please include everyone’s full name (first, maiden, last), year of graduation and background information on the gathering. • Digital photos submitted must be high-quality jpegs of at least 300 dpi (or a file size of 1mb or higher).

Bruce Walker donated his 66-piece collection of Tibetan thangkas, works on paper and religious objects to DePauw in 2002. His collection will be on display at Peeler Center, Aug. 25-Dec. 15, 2017. The exhibition is entitled Infinite Splendor, Infinite Light and is accompanied by a complimentary 86-page full-color catalog. He presented a gallery talk on Sept. 28, 2017, at the Peeler Art Center.

Class notes can be sent to DePauw Magazine, P.O. Box 37, Greencastle, IN 46135-0037. You may also submit via the DePauw Gateway, by faxing to 765-658-4625 or emailing


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William F. Rasmussen, founder of ESPN, was featured, July 4, 2017, on the Audience Network’s Fear{less}. The program focuses on how participants overcome fears, made hard decisions and won at the highest levels imaginable. He was also

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Delta Tau Delta members and their wives celebrate 70 years of friendship. Those attending including Herbert W. Hoover ’51, Diane Forst Stephens ’51, John D. Fetters ’50, Ann Hartenstein Creswell ’50, Norval B. Stephens Jr. ’51, Marilyn Holtman Fetters ’54, Ralph A. Berg ’51 and Neal L. Creswell ’50. on campus in November as a Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series speaker, with a lecture titled, “Finding your passion, realizing your dreams.”


Richard Peck is being honored by Boston Globe and Horn Book, Inc., for his latest work, The Best Man. The award will be presented Oct. 6, 2017, at Simmons College in Boston. The awards are presented to authors and illustrators in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Jinsie Scott Bingham was among 22 seniors to receive the Golden Hoosier Award, June 23, 2017, at the Indiana Statehouse. She was honored for her volunteer service which includes volunteerism at Greencastle City Council, Greencastle Chamber of Commerce and West Central Indiana Economic Development District’s Board of Directors. She was the first woman in Indiana to own and operate a commercial radio station. Rev. Robert B. Stuart is the author of The Fourteenth Amendment In Its Intent For Education.


Vernon E. Jordan Jr. received the Harvard Law School Center Legal Profession’s Award for Global Leadership, June 5, 2017, at the awards dinner, “A Celebration of the History of Black Lawyers.” He is an advisory member of DePauw’s Board of Trustees and has twice given the commencement address at DePauw.

Residents of The Barrington of Carmel in Carmel, Ind., who are DePauw alumni. Those in photo include Beverly Baird Bugher ’52, Julia Foster Hall ’50, Paula Sedgwick Scism ’57, Cynthia Cline Roberts ’52, William D. Bugher ’51, D. Reed Scism ’58, Barbara Young Story ’48, Claire Neill Campbell ’56, Norbert L. Talbott ’58 and Phillip H. Minton ’51.


Norbert L. Talbott shared a photo of DePauw alumni residing in The Barrington of Carmel, a retirement community in Carmel, Ind. (See photo.)


Richard H. Tomey was inducted into Tucson, Arizona’s Pima County Sports Hall of Fame, Oct. 29, 2017. Dick has served as head football coach at University of Hawaii, University of Arizona and San Jose State University as well as an assistant coach for NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. He was inducted into the DePauw University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.

DePauw grads gathered for Thomas R. Mote ’74’s 65th birthday and a fundraiser for the Tumaini Foundation. Those present included Ashley S. English ’01, Jackson R. Mote ’16, Kenneth R. Todd ’60, Jo Ann Eggers Todd ’61, Thomas R. Mote ’74, Eleanor Northrop Hall ’61 and John R. Mote ’50.


Don R. Daseke is the founder, chief executive officer and major shareholder of Daseke, Inc. He recently took his transportation company public to give his drivers and his behind-the-scenes staffers a rolling out stock giveaway plan. He said he went public “so that everyone could be an owner of Daseke.” He is a member of DePauw’s Board of Trustees. Charles W. McConnell is author of Conquer Your Yips: Win the Employment You Target. He is the past president and chief operating officer of Stewart, Cooper, & Coon, a career management firm. Seven DePauw graduates gathered at Eleanor Northrop Hall’s Zionsville, Ind., home for Thomas R. Mote ’74’s 65th birthday and a fundraiser for the Tumaini Foundation, the funding arm

Alpha Phis from the class of 1965 met in Santa Fe, N.M. Those attending included Patricia L. Murphy ’65, Margaret Tucker Key ’65, Valerie Watson Hamilton ’65 and Sarah Roberts Houghland ’65.


for Tom’s proposed Global Health Medical School. (See photo, page 31.)


Eight Kappa Alpha Thetas from the Class of 1963 held a reunion, Sept., 2017, in Ashland, Ore. Those attending included Jody Willis ’63 (hostess), Rebecca Watts Lortz ’63, Beverly Close Forslund ’63, Patricia Gates Younger ’63, Claudia Mayner Greenwood ’63, Sue Wegman Manning ’63, Carolyn Watson Kruger ’63 and Susan Smith Abbadessa ’63.

Lezlie Chesbrough Mayfield ’66 and Larry H. Mayfield III ’67 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Roland T. Rust ’74


Susan (Ferry) and Fred J. Bartizal celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Aug. 19, 2017, in St. Germain, Wis., with their children and grandchildren. They met registration day of their freshman year at DePauw and were married 6 years later on Northwestern University’s campus. Four members of the Alpha Phi class of 1965 met in Santa Fe, N.M., for a DePauw reunion, Sept. 14-17, 2017. (See photo, page 31.)


The 1970 class of Kappa Alpha Theta celebrated the 50th anniversary of their pledging. Those attending included Pamela Phelps Peeler ’70, Susan Fluharty Regan ’70, Marjorie Lentz Porter ’70, Mary Purviance York ’70, Candice Endicott Hammond ’70, Judith A Edstrom ’70, Denise Hilliard Gudger ’70, Catherine Walz Rundle ’70, Mary Leonard Ramshaw ’70, Linda J. Shaw ’70, Christine Hurstel Gerhardt ’70, Sue Anne Starnes Gilroy ’70, Mary Lou Keppen Donkersloot ’70, Leslie Henkel Lehner ’70, Nancy Martin Podurgiel ’70 and Ann Stayman Hatke ’70.

Lezlie (Chesbrough) and Larry H. Mayfield III ’67 celebrated their 50th anniversary in mid-August in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. They welcomed surprise guest, Thomas E. Odell ’68, who flew in from Seattle with his guitar in hand. He and Larry reprised a serenate duet they had sung to Lezlie beneath the windows of the Delta Zeta house in Oct. 1966, when Lezlie returned to campus to visit her then fiancé Larry who was completing his senior year at DePauw. Daniel P. Cope ’68, a groomsman in the Mayfield’s 1967 wedding, was also there and spoke at the reception. (See photo.)


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R. David Hoover received the old Gold Goblet, June 9, 2017, at DePauw’s Alumni Reunion. He is retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ball Corporation. The award is given to recognize “eminence in life’s work and service to alma mater.” David serves on DePauw’s Board of Trustees.

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Richard A. Dean is an attorney for Tucker Ellis LLP. He focuses on mass tort litigation and class actions. He was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2018.

In June 2017, the 1970 class of Kappa Alpha Theta celebrated the 50th anniversary of their pledging at Brays Island Plantation, S.C., home of Mary Lou Keppen Donkersloot. (See photo.)


Robert C. Kirk Jr. retired after 43 seasons of coaching track and field at Ohio’s Columbus Academy. He was winner of the 2017 Lou Berliner Award for his lifetime contributions to high school athletics. During his teaching career, he motivated students to peak performances in and out of the classroom. Bob was inducted into DePauw Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004. Mark E. Rolfing and his wife, Debi, are co-recipients of the PGA Distinguished Service Award. The award “honors outstanding individuals who display leadership and humanitarian qualities including integrity, sportsmanship and a passion for the game of golf.” Mark is an analyst for NBC/Golf Channel. He has 30 years of experience as a golf analyst, commentator and host for networks such as NBC, ABC and ESPN.


William P. Hamilton IV retired from Medical Illustration. He recently ended a 17-year volunteer career in Wilderness Search and Rescue earning two outstanding service awards from Marquette County, Mich., sheriff ’s search and rescue. He is serving as president of the Vesalius Trust, a grant and scholarship program primarily for medical illustration students and researchers. He and his wife, Jackie, live in Crested Butte, Colo. Richard H. Moore will receive the 2017-18 Anthropology in Public Policy Award from the American Anthropological Association at the annual meeting in Washington, D.C. He is an emeritus professor in the school of environment and natural resources at Ohio State University as well as a senior fellow of the National Council for Science and the Environment. Steven P. Schmidt is vice president for research and dean of the college of graduate studies at Northeast Ohio Medical University.


Wendy Sanders Robinson is the superintendent of Fort Wayne (Ind.) Community Schools. She was chosen by members of Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents as the 2018 District II Superintendent of the Year.


Roland T. Rust was one of five people awarded an honorary doctorate by the Norwegian School of Economics, June 2017. Roland is the Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing at University of Maryland. (See photo.) Richard S. Schlicher is a self-taught artist and lives in Simsbury, Conn. His paintings include landscapes, abstracts and human and animal portraits. His work was featured at the Simsbury 1820 House in its series Art At The Simsbury 1820 House.


Repertory Theatre in Albany, N.Y., from Jan. 26 to Feb. 18, 2018. The drama depicts an American expatriate couple living in Paris who get caught up in an outbreak of anti-Semitic violence. Details and tickets at Steve is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists.

Susan M. Finney is principal of St. Louis operations for Avison Young. She focuses on landlord and tenant representation in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Susan serves her community as a volunteer with Junior Achievement Springboard to Learning and Gateway to Dreams.


Gregory L. Holzhauer is an attorney with law firm Winderweedle, Haines, Ward and Woodman, P.A. He was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2018. Greg focuses on real estate law.

Andrew H. Madsen III is a member of the board of directors of Noodles & Company.


John D. Hixon retired from Eli Lilly and Company after 31 years and started Salt Creek Biosciences. He is consulting for small to mid-sized pharmaceutical companies, bio pharmaceutical start-ups and venture capital firms to tie their early phase science work to the realities of the future healthcare market. He and his wife, Peggy, live in Zionsville, Ind. John’s email address is

Since 1987, Glenn A. Brower, Sigma Chi, has been hosting an annual Memorial Day Golf Outing and Indianapolis 500 party. This year there were 20 Sigma Chis from across the country and England in attendance. (See photo.)

John P. Miller is chief executive officer and president of Power Solutions International. He has more than 35 years of broad-based executive management experience in manufacturing, distribution and transportation industries.


Kerry E. Notestine is a shareholder and co-chair of Littler’s Business Restructuring Practice Group. He was elected as a fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in the Class of 2017.

Mary Bonnamy Mastro is the system chief executive officer of Edward-Elmhurst Health in Naperville, Ill. Nancy Gibson Prowitt is a member of George Mason Board of Visitors in Fairfax, Va. She was appointed to administrative staff for the governor of Virginia. Nancy is president and chief operating officer of Alcalde & Fay.


Paulette Bridenhager Worcester taught nursing at Miami University and served as chairperson of the Department of Nursing. She retired from teaching last year and returned to full-time medical care in Liberty, Ind. R. Matthew Neff is an attorney with Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. He was elected as a director of Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. He serves on the board of Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center. Steven W. Peterson latest new play, Paris Time, will premiere at Capital


C. Kennon Hetlage is the executive vice president of western operations for Memorial Healthcare System. He oversaw the construction and opening of Memorial Hospital Miramar and the transition of Memorial Hospital West from a community hospital to a tertiary care facility.

John T. Golitz, reconnected after 25 years in Atlanta, Ga. (See photo.)


Kevin R. Armstrong received an Alumni Citation from DePauw during the Alumni Reunion Weekend 2017. He is senior vice president and chief mission and values officer for Indiana University Health. Robert O. Cathcart is chief executive officer of Clear Guide Medical, Inc., a commercial-stage image-fusion medical device company. He was a member of DePauw’s football team and was inducted into DePauw Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015 as an individual and again in 2016 as a member of the 1981 football squad. Robert J. Doyle Sr. spent the last 32 years building a flourishing insurance defense practice at Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer LLP. Now he is also head football coach at Bishop Chatard High

C. Shea Nickell, judge of Kentucky Court of Appeals, served as Grand Marshall of the 2017 Annual Western Kentucky Labor Day Parade. Jan Risi Field is president and chief executive officer of Independent Purchasing Cooperative. She is a member of the board of directors of PURE Bioscience, Inc., and serves on the board’s compensation committee. Phi Kappa Psis, Richard K. Setian and

Richard K. Setian ’81 and John T. Golitz ’81

Steven L. Trulaske is the owner and chief executive officer of O’Fallon, Mo., based True Manufacturing. He accepted two awards in Chicago. One presented by the National Restaurant Association Show, April 2016, was the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2016 Energy Star Emerging Technology Award in residential/commercial refrigeration; the second award was given at the ATMOsphere America 2016 conference, Accelerate America’s 2017 Innovation of the Year Award.


Deborah K. Burand is associate professor of clinical law and the faculty co-director of Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at New York University School of Law.

Sigma Chi annual Memorial Day Golf Outing and Indy 500 party. Those attending included Louis S. Hensley III ’77, Michael A. Davis ’74, Mark D. Ulmschneider ’75, Christopher J. Whittet ’75, Eric H. Tauer ’76, David A. Harrison ’75, Daniel A. Saver ’76, John B. Kniesly ’73, William G. Alberti ’76, Jarrell B. Hammond ’ 78, Kenneth H. Behrendt ’76, Paul S. Kruse ’77, Kirk E. Hobbs ’77, John R. Hermeling ’74, John R. Hammond III ’76, Bradley L. Sexauer ’73, Glenn A. Brower ’75 (host), Neil A. Dekker ’76, John F. Easton ’73 and William K. Busch ’76. FALL 2017 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 33

School in Indianapolis. Rob was a starting quarterback for three seasons at DePauw. He was inducted into DePauw Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999. Michael G. and Michelle (Palmer) Neill

hosted Timothy S. Shelly, Michael P. Shea, Heather Horner Hohlt, Margaret McCarty Shelly ’83 and Geoffrey Graham ’81 for an eclipse party in Carbondale, Ill. (See photo.)

Katherine Pennavaria is author of Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians and co-author of Providing Reference Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians. She is a professor and coordinator of Visual & Performing Arts Library at Western Kentucky University. Katherine’s email address is (See Recent Words, page 10.)


Laura Demaree Shinall is president of Syndicate Sales. She is the treasurer/secretary-elect of the American Floral Endowment and will assume her position in Sept. 2018. Christopher L. Johnston attended the campus wedding of his daughter, Margaret Johnston Maxwell ’11. (See photo.) Gregory K. Ruark is interim head women’s soccer coach at Ripon College in Wis. Michael G. Neill ’82, Michelle Palmer Neill ’82, Timothy S. Shelly ’82, Michael P. Shea ’82, Heather Horner Hohlt ’82, Margaret McCarty Shelly ’83 and Geoffrey Graham ’81 at an eclipse party in Carbondale, Ill.

Stuart K. Steele and Carol A. Pontius ’86 were married June 22, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. Stuart’s email address is Carol’s email address is (See photo, page 38.)


Jeffrey W. Ahlers is an attorney with Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP. He represents clients on environmental and real estate matters. Jeff was chosen to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018.

Christopher L. Johnston at the wedding of Margaret Johnston Maxwell ’11.

Susan Wadsworth Booth is director of Kent State University Press. The Press publishes two journals and more than 30 books each year. Susan has more than 25 years in scholarly publishing. Colleen L. Williamson is a guest headliner performing her solo show of classic pop, film and musical theatre favorites onboard several major cruise lines around the world. Her website is (See photo.)


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William T. Jennings ’86

Gary R. Life is the manager of service excellence and patient and family engagement with Tidelands Health in Georgetown, S.C. He was chosen as one of 10 representatives from across the country to serve on The Joint Commission’s National Patient Family Advisory

Council. The council will provide insight around what impact new Joint Commission policy and changes to existing policy will have on patient care and service. Gary’s email address is


William T. Jennings is vice president-underwriting at Wolverine Mutual Insurance Company (WMIC) of Dowagiac, Mich. He is responsible for overseeing the development of WMIC’s surplus growth, coordinating risk selection with its reinsurance partners and implementing and managing strategies to improve underwriting results. (See photo.) Carol A. Pontius and Stuart K. Steele ’83 were married June 22, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. Carol’s email address is Stuart’s email address is (See photo, page 38.)


Dennis E. Bland received an Alumni Citation from DePauw during Alumni Reunion Weekend 2017. He is president of Center for Leadership Development, an Indianapolis non-profit dedicated to empowering African American youth for academic, college and career success. Andrew Das is assistant dean of faculty at Elmhurst College. His labors throughout the New Testament are reflected in a new translation, The Christian Standard Bible.


Kristy Atkinson Dhaliwal is a member of dental team North Boulder Dental Group in Colo. The dental group donates pro-bono work for local non-profit organizations as well as participates in Give Kids a Smile and Colorado Mission of Mercy dental care programs. Laura Evangelista Lee is chief operating officer and senior vice president of Old National Wealth Management in Evansville, Ind. Laura serves on Old National’s wealth management executive leadership committee. Diane Stinson Elliott is clinical director of the Domestic Relations Counseling Bureau of Marion County Superior and Circuit Courts.


Jeffrey D. Hamilton was the speaker for The Robert C. McDermond Center Speaker Series, Oct. 2, 2017, at DePauw. Jeff is president of Nestle Prepared Foods. Jeffrey L. Harmening was recipient of the Terre Haute North Vigo High School 2017-18 Polaris Award for Patriots of Purpose, Oct. 2, 2017. The award is presented annually “to recognize three current or former alumni who have brought distinction to North Vigo High School through meaningful personal, professional or civic accomplishments.” Jeff serves on DePauw’s Board of Trustees. Angela Howland Blackwell is director of internal communications for St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis. Angela has more than 25 years of experience in public relations. J. Michael Locke is a managing partner at Giles Richard LLC. He is a member of the board of directors of Certica Solutions as well as executive advisor with New Harbor Capital, a growthequity investor in Certica. Wallace J. Nichols’s book, Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make you Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do, was listed among “5 Hot Summer Beach Reads” in South Carolina’s Charleston City Paper. Jay is a research associate at California Academy of Sciences. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 scientific papers and reports. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Scientific American, Outside, TIME and Newsweek. Dr. Daniel P. Peabody III joined Wooster Community Hospital Surgical Associates in Wooster, Ohio. Joseph C. Whittaker was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor at Concordia College.


Todd B. Ernst is vice president of corporate development for Raytheon Company. Gregory J. Goetcheus is executive vice president of Gabriella White LLC.

Helen Huisinga Zimmerman is executive director for Historic Newburgh, Ind. She was featured in Evansville (Ind.) Business. Julie Taylor Hurbanis is assistant vice president for marketing and communications at Macalester College.


R. Stewart Lumsden was the McDermond Center Speaker, Sept. 14, 2017, at DePauw. He is a consultant for Spencer Stuart. David L. Singer is a private wealth advisor at Merrill Lynch. He was named to the 2017 Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors list and the 2017 Financial Times’ Top 400 Advisors list. He was also named to the 2017 Barron’s Top 100 Advisors list. David serves as vice chairman on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati.


Matthew C. Kincaid is a presiding judge of Indiana’s Boone Superior Court 1. He is recipient of the Indiana State Bar Association’s 2017 Civility Award. The award recognizes outstanding civility and professionalism in the courtroom. Matt is a regular speaker and contributor at professional and judicial education programs. He serves on the board of directors of the Judicial Conference.


Alicia A. Berneche is an opera singer and voice teacher. She teaches voice at Glenbrook North High School (Ill.) and tutors local and international singers at a private studio in Chicago. Alicia is among six individuals who will comprise the 2017 class of Indiana’s Howard County Hall of Legends. John P. Marshall is senior vice president of business development for NexCore Group based in Denver, Colo. John oversees the expansion of NexCore’s development platform of outpatient facilities, medical office buildings and other related facilities for health systems and hospitals throughout the country. He is opening a new office for the firm in Indianapolis, where he will be based.


Bruce D. Armbrust is an instructor of mathematics and physics at Lake Tahoe Community College. He is recipient of the college’s

DePauw alumni attending Jenni & Steve’s New Jack Swing Birthday Jam (hosted by C. Stephen Mayberry ’94 and his wife, Jennifer) included Kenya-Taray Delemore ’96, Alisha Tipton Delemore ’96, Jason R. Cannon Sr. ’98 and Riley R. Robbins ’95. Teacher of the Year award. The award recognizes his outstanding work in the classroom and dedication to his pupils. Amy J. Brondyke is director of marketing & communications at Cleveland Institute of Music. Jason M. Kiely has joined Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation as director of HomeNow. The nonprofit organization helps working Montanans become homeowners by covering their down payment. Jason will be responsible for product and market development as well as strategy and sales. C. Stephen Mayberry and his wife, Jennifer, hosted “Jenni & Steve’s New Jack Swing Birthday Jam” - a late ’80s/early ’90s-themed birthday and dance party in Chicago. The hosts ask partygoers to come as they were (or wanted to be) during the era. Several of the 70 guests in attendance were DePauw alumni. (See photo.) Pamela Wellsand Haynes is a pianist and an assistant professor of music and director of piano studies at Manchester University. She is part of the Manchester University Faculty Trio that performed at United Methodist Church, in Huntington, Ind.


David L. Carns is chief strategy officer at Casepoint, a company that provides

Jennifer M. Rhodes ’95 litigation support services to law firms, multinational organizations and public sector clients. Jennifer M. Rhodes received the New Member of the Year Award at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce’s awards for chamber excellence ceremony. Jennifer was recognized for her enthusiasm and impact supporting the Chamber and its signature Business to Government event. She is the executive vice president of Tagence, Inc. Jennifer lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Kevin M. Hern, and son, Markham Savvas. (See photo.) Riley R. Robbins is executive producer of BET’s late night comedy/variety series 50 Central starring Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. FALL 2017 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 35

of the law firm of Dickinson Wright in Phoenix, Ariz. Derek represents taxpayers in tax disputes involving the Internal Revenue Service and state and local taxing authorities. Elisabeth Lindsay Ryan is an equity, diversity and inclusion consultant. She teaches at DePaul University. Elisabeth gave a TEDx talk about talking to your children about race and difference. Her talk can be viewed at https://www. Vijay U. Rao ’96

Amber A. McNamara is assistant professor and veterinarian at LeesMcRae College. She spoke at High Country Audubon Society this past June. Amber serves as veterinarian for May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. W. Hunter Wolbach and his wife, Hillary, announce the birth of their third daughter, Elizabeth “Ellie” Josephine Wolbach, June 17, 2017.


Lauren E. Franklin is principal of Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis for the 2018-19 year. Adam M. Dill ’99 (left) and William “Hugh” Finson ’69 Gregory L. Schwipps, DePauw professor of English and author of What This River Keeps and Fishing for Dummies, was one of the presenters at the inaugural Kent Haruf Literary Celebration, Sept. 22-24, 2017, in Salida, Colo.


Dr. Vijay U. Rao has been elected a Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America. He is the first and only cardiologist to receive this recognition in Indiana. He is a cardiologist at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis. (See photo.)



Jason M. Anders is chief news editor of the Wall Street

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Danica Rodemich Mathes is a member of Dallas Regional Chamber’s Leadership Dallas Class of 2018. She is a branding and creativity partner at Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP in Dallas. Danica serves as a board member and communications chair for Big Thought and is active with Business Council for the Arts. You can view her blog at David A. Tieche is the co-author of The Grown-Ups Guide to Teenage Humans: How to Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, and Raise a Respectable Adult. The official site of the book is https://www.harpercollins. com/9780062654069/the-grown-upsguide-to-teenage-humans.


Adam M. Dill is associate judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois. He has practiced law for 15 years, most recently serving as a partner with Erwin Martinkus and Cole LTD in Champaign, Ill. He joined Circuit Judge William “Hugh” Finson ’69 a fellow DePauw grad serving the 6th Circuit from the bench. Adam lives in

Monticello, Ill., with his wife, Anne Ewald Dill, and their three children. Adam’s email address is adill@ (See photo.) Hilary Guenther Buttrick was awarded tenure at Lacy School of Business at Butler University. She is an associate professor of business law and chair of the Department of Economics, Law and Finance. Hilary and her husband, Stuart R. Buttrick ’97, live in Carmel, Ind., with their two children. Laura Heeke Monnett joined First Financial Bank as manager of its Greencastle (Ind.) center. Elizabeth “Beth” Martin Yates is youth services consultant for Indiana State Library. She provides training and support for youth service librarians in public libraries and schools across Indiana. Nichole Nicholson Wilson is vice president of retail services at Community Health Network in Indianapolis. She is responsible for retail patient services including outpatient services for rehabilitation, physical therapy, sports medicine, imaging, telehealth and employer health.


Andrew S. Holloway is director in the performance healthcare advisory practice at Crowe Horwath. His promotion was noted in Inside Indiana Business. Robert K. Morse recently earned his doctorate degree in informatics specializing in human and computer interactions.


Sara Chamness Dungan was appointed judge in Morgan County (Ind.) Superior Court III by the state’s governor. Sara is active in Indiana Judges Association, serves on the Indiana Supreme Court Protective Order Book Committee, and has participated in training through Indiana Judicial College and Morgan County Leadership Academy. Edward H. Inlow is founder and chief executive officer of Shift Transit ( with bike share programs in Toronto, Detroit and Tucson. In Toronto, the program

surpassed one million rides this year for the first time. Lawren K. Mills received the Young Alumni Award from DePauw, June 9, 2017, during the 2017 Alumni Reunion. She is a partner with the law firm of Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis. Adilah S. Muhammad is a strategic planning and research consultant who has facilitated community change efforts between faith-based and public institutions at the local, state and national levels. She is a member of the board of directors of Maine Community Foundation. Sarah Smith Hawkins is senior program officer at Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Jennifer Van Hoozer Hutson and her husband Brian announce the birth of twin boys, Ty and Cody Hutson, March 2, 2017. Jen’s email is jenvanhoozer@


Haley C. Altman is a transactional attorney and co-founder and chief executive officer of Doxly Inc. Doxly is a legal transaction management platform and features e-signatures, closing checklists and centralized data rooms for clients to follow the steps to close a transaction and expand their business. Haley was profiled in the Indianapolis Star. Lindsey Blackman Atkinson is director of sports and communications associate at the National Federation of State High School Associations. Alana Goo Frazier is a family nurse practitioner and outrigger paddling enthusiast. She was profiled in Garden Island of Kaua’i, the Hawaiian island where she lives and works. Michael Howland is assistant coach at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. Roy “R.J.” Talyor launched Quantifi, a marketing R&D platform for digital ads designed to help marketers learn and expand what works for their brand. He was named to the 2016 Indianapolis “40 Under Forty” list.


William J. Brooks and his wife, Allie, announce the birth of their daughter, Colleen Clare (CeCe) Brooks, March 19, 2017. Natalie Deer Sutton is chapter executive for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana. Her appointment was noted at the Indianapolis Business Journal’s website. Meghann Huels Dials was the Women in Economics & Business Speaker, Sept. 26, 2017, at DePauw’s McDermond Center. She is regional vice president of sales for Salesforce Marketing Cloud.

Purdue University. He told Fort Wayne (Ind.) CBS affiliate WANE-TV that his love of coaching football came from his time at DePauw and coaches Nick Mourouzis and Bill Lynch.


Elizabeth Andrews Hannah’s photographic art was displayed in an exhibition at Indiana’s Greentown Public Library. Hannah specializes in food and wedding photography. The exhibition explores the intersection of art and music as well as alternative photographic processes.


Erik R. Brown is an assistant athletic trainer and instructor in the athletic training education program at University of Evansville.

Lindsey J. Holden is associate director for Miami University’s Center for Analytics and Data Science.

Craig A. Cunningham is first vice president, investment officer, of Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston, Ill., and has been recognized as one of America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors by Forbes.

Danitra Edmond Arredondo is principal of Petersen Elementary School in the Houston, Texas Independent School District.

Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma celebrated a bachelorette party for Abigail A. Parsons in Palm Springs. (See photo.) Adrianne M. Verla and Tetsuya Uchida were married, Sept. 1, 2017, in Shizuoka, Japan. (See photo, page 38.)


Dana Hudson Stone was one of the 20 under 40, Best in the Business, for Madison County, Ind. She has served as executive director of the Anderson Symphony Orchestra (ASO), a professional regional symphony orchestra, since 2010. Sara B. Kiesler is senior strategist at progressive political consulting firm Mandate Media, where she manages digital media campaigns for candidates running the United States Senate, Congress, statewide races and other campaigns.

Bachelorette party for Abigail A. Parsons ’04. Those attending included Antonia Cucchiara Morgan ’02, Meredith J. W. Douglas ’04, Jamie K. Flohr ’04, Emily E. Parsons ’04, Emily C. Hallford ’03, Abigail A. Parsons ’04, Allison K. Van Dam ’03 and Erica C. Amt ’04.

Matthew T. Freije was elected to Brownsburg (Ind.) School Board of Trustees. He continues to serve on Hendricks County Parks and Recreation Board of Trustees. His email address is Erin L. Greeter earned a doctorate of philosophy degree in curriculum & instruction with a specialization in language and literacy in 2016 from University of Texas at Austin. She is assistant professor of education at Keene State College in Keene, N.H. Ashley Hadler Herschberger joined the personal injury practice at Cohen & Malad, LLP, in Indianapolis. She focuses on advocating for victims of nursing home neglect who have suffered injuries as a result. Ashley has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star each year since 2015 and was named a 2017 Emerging Lawyer.

Peter E. Ohs is a cinematographer. He and a co-worker earned the United States fiction cinematography award for their sci-fi fantasy, Everything Beautiful Is Far Away, at Los Angeles Film Festival, June 22, 2017.

Courtney Fischer Schonberger is a reporter for Houston ABC affiliate KTRK-TV. She discussed covering Hurricane Harvey on the network’s This Week program.

JaMarcus Shephard is passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach at

Dr. Brandon J. Horn will be starting practice at Witham Orthopaedic


Brandon J. Horn ’07

Elizabeth Steele Schmitt ’08

Associates with offices in Lebanon and Zionsville, Ind. He recently completed a shoulder and elbow reconstruction fellowship at Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Before his fellowship, he completed a five-year orthopedic surgery residency at Michigan State University. (See photo.)

Matthew T. Kleine is director of baseball operations for Milwaukee Brewers.

Kelly M. Presutti earned a doctorate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She presented her work at the British Library, Harvard’s Mahindra Center for the Humanities and the College Art Association’s annual conference.

Kristin Oyler Maguire is senior customer solutions manager for Kinetrex Energy, an Indianapolis-based oil and natural gas company.


Matthew O. Bollero is director of scouting for the National Basketball Association’s Milwaukee Bucks.

Kyle L. Monroe is vice president of network development and provider relations for The Alliance®, an employer-owned non-profit cooperative who self-fund their health plans.

Louis A. Pagano Jr. and Stephanie Nelson were married in Savannah, Ga. He and his wife are active duty military psychologists, Army and Air Force respectively. (See photo, page 38.) Elizabeth Steele Schmitt is an associate at the law firm of Wooden McLaughlin in Indianapolis. She practices in areas of FALL 2017 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 37








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Stuart K. Steele ’83 and Carol A. Pontius ’86


Adrianne M. Verla ’04 and Tetsuya Uchida wedding

Louis A. Pagano Jr. ’08 and Stephanie Nelson wedding. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Wesley M. Anderson ’06, Alika D. Seu ’11, Jason A. Hutchison ’08, Daniel N. Lopez ’11, Shannon Trabert Spencer ’08 and Joseph K. Spencer.


Emily A. Boyle ’12 and Grant E. Schmidt ’11 wedding. DePauw alumni attending included Alexander C. Grip ’12, John C. Cassidy ’82, M. Currin McCarty ’12, David S. Barkhausen ’10, Mary Schmidt Barkhausen ’09, Claire E. Apatoff ’11, Jonathan P. Newman ’10, Alex P. Borggren ’10, Maggie Pajakowski Borggren ’13, Christopher R. Day ’10, Andrew G. Strautman ’11, Ethan A. Schweir ’12, Jacob T. Todd ’12, Emily M. Reavis ’12, Charles F. Boehme ’10, Barry S. Bricker ’11, Michael A. Burke ’09, Michael C. Letten ’12, Arianna E. Staes ’12, Wesley P. Cleveland ’11, Benjamin J. McCormick ’11, Laura Ardington Schweir ’11, Scott C. Mason ’12, Steven A. Holt ’11, John H. Tschantz ’08, Kimberly A. Trainor ’12, Jane C. Langham ’12, Letra A. Baehr ’12, Brendan J. Flores ’12, Ryan D. Bauer ’11, Margaret A. Anderson ’15, Joan M. Bemenderfer ’12, Bridget K. Blair ’11, Zachary W. Sheppard ’11, Camille C. B. Ellis ’12, Julie C. Buchta ’12, Elizabeth A. Harrison ’12, Margaret D. Gloyne ’12, J. Samuel Cheesman ’11, Katherine E. Butler ’12, Ewing “Chip” Shields V ’11, Stewart E. Jones ’12, Christopher J. White ’11, Susan McNichols Cassidy ’82, Steven G. Ganser ’12, Ellen M. Clayton ’12, Samantha A. Wong ’12, M. Alexandra Baer ’12, Christina Fillenwarth Desmarais ’12, Andrew D. Desmarais ’12, Anna G. Sterry ’13, Sarah A. Hampel ’11, Emily L. Dye ’12, Allison M. Winkle ’12, Kathryn T. Denbow ’12, Rachel A. Hilgendorf ’11, Kristina Lubinski Wrona ’10, Thomas J. Wrona ’11, Margaret C. Erzinger ’12, Kaitlin E. Cassidy ’12, Lillian M. Elliott ’12, Stuart G. Cozzens ’62, McKenzie C. Boyle ’19, John R. Brickson ’11 and Richard J. Budicak ’19.

Jillian M. Irvin ’09 and Brandon K. Burriss ’09 wedding. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Vic K. Burriss ’81, Susan West Burriss ’81, Kimberly West Brinn ’84, Rachel A. Burriss ’15, Ashley Clark Emily E. Vierk ’13 and John “Jack” R. Glerum ’13 wedding. Fitch ’09, Rachel Pfennig Hales ’09, Christian W. Goodrich ’09, Jacqueline Smith Goodrich ’09, Andrew D. Schneider ’10, Megan Rebuck Schneider ’09, Elizabeth A. Harrison ’12, P. Marie Fletcher ’09, Alexandra L. Neff ’09, Katherine E. Rappaport ’09, Elyse Fenneman Loeser ’09, Katherine Veatch Reed ’09, Jessica K. Alexandria L. Gasaway ’14 and Erin N. McGinnis ’14 and members of the DePauw Women’s Basketball Dudar ’09, Brian J. O’Neill ’09, Elizabeth Thompson O’Neill ’09, Ryan D. Tinker ’09, J. Ross Anthony ’09, Team. Members included Ann E. Sarkisian ’14, Hannah M. Douglas ’15, Alexander S. Ross ’14, Katelyn R. Aaron B. Acton ’09, Katherine R. Gladson ’09, Gregory A. Sevastianos ’11, Alexandra M. Andrejevich ’10, Walker ’13, Elizabeth A. Pearson ’13, Emma J. Ondik ’15, Savannah D. Trees ’15, Abby E. Keller ’16, Kathleen Colin P. O’Flaherty ’04, Kyle S. Smitley ’07, R. Alexander Rhea ’07, R. Matthew Neff ’77, Lee Loving Neff ’78 M. Molloy ’13, Madeleine L. Radcliff ’13, Kristin R. Huffman (DePauw Women’s Basketball Coach), Kara B. and Larry J. Abed (director of television operations and instructor in communication and theatre at DePauw). Campbell (Head Athletic Trainer) and Bridget K. Bailey ’07.


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insurance coverage, insurance defense, business litigation and asbestos litigation. She lives in Carmel, Ind. (See photo.)


Dr. Michael J. Gentry joined Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mount Airy, N.C., and Northern Obstetrics & Gynecology. Jillian M. Irvin and Brandon K. Burriss were married May 27, 2017, in Batavia, Ill. (See photo.)


Richel L. Geisse joined Hometown Dental Group in Greencastle, Ind. Richel received her dental surgery degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis, May 2017. Benjamin C. Solomon, a video journalist, will be New York Times first visual-first correspondent in Bangkok, Thailand. His Journalist’s Notebook: Into the Battle of Mosul, Armed With a Camera, was featured on the homepage of the Times, June 20, 2017. Mary L. Stoecklein earned a doctorate degree in American Indian Studies, with a minor in literature, from University of Arizona.


Molly Harbison Lee is an associate in the litigation group of Lewis Wagner law firm in Indianapolis. She concentrates her practice in liability defense, insurance defense and personal injury defense. Grant E. Schmidt and Emily A. Boyle ’12 were married April 22, 2017, in Chicago. Christopher J. White is co-founder of Shinesty, a MTV2 show which follows the Colorado-based millennial entrepreneurs responsible for creating and selling fashion-forward and attention-grabbing apparel. The show premiered July 20, 2017. The docu-comedy follows the work of Shinesty’s employees, who include four other DePauw alumni: Erin C. Luck ’11, Nicholas P. White ’14, Benjamin A. Lauderdale ’14 and Connor M. Miller ’14.


Emily A. Boyle and Grant. E. Schmidt ’11 were married April 22, 2017, in Chicago. (See photo.) Hillary N. Buchler is associate attorney with Johnson Ivancevich LLP.

Wesley M. Jones graduated in May 2017 from Campbell University School of Medicine, after completing her master’s degree in Intercultural Services in Healthcare at Wake Forest University in 2013. She has accepted a residency in emergency medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Caitlin M. Wolf graduated cum laude with a doctorate degree in chiropractic and magna cum laude with a master’s in sports science and rehabilitation from Logan University in Chesterfield, Mo., April 2016. She and her fiancé opened Alliance Chiropractic in Fishers, Ind. Caitlin is involved in the American Chiropractic Association, traveling to Washington, D.C., to meet with legislators regarding national healthcare policies as well as the Indiana State Chiropractic Association. Alliance Chiropractic is the team chiropractic facility for Indy Eleven, the Indianapolis franchise in the North American Soccer League.


Justin Agrelo contributed an article to the Washington Post. His essay was titled “I don’t speak Spanish. Does that make me less Latinx?” You can view his essay at Post’s website. He is currently a Fulbright Scholar teaching English in Argentina. Noah D. Droddy participated in the 2017 Chicago Marathon. Noah said, “Goal #1 is to finish the distance, finish my first marathon and feel good about what happens. I feel excited to do another one and really want to use this as a jumping point for my career as a marathoner.” David T. Jorgenson is a producer, writer and editor. He is the producer/writer in the publications’ video department of the Washington Post. Jade C. Powers is 2017-18 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow at Saint Louis (Mo.) Art Museum. The one-year paid fellowship is designed to prepare graduate students of color seeking careers as art historians and museum professionals. Kevin S. Sullivan is assistant men’s basketball coach at Emory University. Emily E. Vierk and John “ Jack” R. Glerum were married in April 2017 in

DePauw alumni attending the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School’s Trailblazer Gala. Those attending included Jordan B. Davis ’14, ShaDe’ N. Watson ’13 and Devyn L. Hayes ’17. Chicago surrounded by their family and friends. (See photo.)


Mackenzie M. Cremeans is president-elect of the Association of Women Geoscientists. She will lead the 1,000 member international association as president in 2018-19 and as past president in 20192020. Mackenzie is a geology doctoral candidate at University of Kansas. Jordan B. Davis was one of the highlighted speakers at Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School’s Trailblazer Gala. This annual event supports the efforts of the Tindley Accelerated Early College Center. (See photo.) Alexandria L. Gasaway and Erin N. McGinnis were surrounded by the love and support of their teammates, the DePauw Women’s Basketball Team, on their special day. They were married Aug. 5, 2017, in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Erin’s email address is erinmcginnis.35@ (See photo.) Henry F. Johnston is director and writer of King Rat, which was filmed on and around the DePauw campus during summer 2015. The film was included in the Indy Film Fest, July 2017. Henry discussed his film in an article with Indianapolis Monthly. He teaches English at University High School of Indiana. Meredith S. Reed is director of marketing and business development

for Simon Property Group and its Columbia Center in Kennewick, Wash. Meredith will lead marketing, including event programming, social media, guest services, public relations and advertising at the Columbia Center.


Emily F. Kaufmann is a news producer for WISH-TV in Indianapolis. Nicholas M. McCreary is coordinator of Indiana State University’s Institute for Community Sustainability. Nick became interested in sustainability during his time at DePauw. He started an athletics recycling program focusing on tailgate waste diversion. Erin K. O’Brien is weeknight prime time news anchor, producer and reporter at KXLT Fox 47 in Rochester, Minn.


Abbisola A. Oxley was recipient of the 30 Under 30 Caribbean-American Emerging Leaders/Change Makers Award, by the Institute of Caribbean Studies. During her time in Washington, Abbi and her family were hosted by Dr. P. Bai Akridge ’74, director of Minority Business Enterprise Services, and his family at their home in Maryland. Prior to her trip to D.C., Abbi connected with W. Charles Bennett ’74, DePauw trustee and recent honoree in the City of East Chicago’s street naming ceremony. (See photo, page 40.)


Abbisola A. Oxley ’16 and family with P. Bai Akridge ’74.

DePauw Magazine marks the passing of alumni, faculty, staff and friends of DePauw University. Obituaries in DePauw Magazine do not include memorial gifts. When reporting deaths, please provide as much information as possible: name of the deceased, class year, fraternity/sorority/living unit, occupation and DePauw-related activities and relatives. Newspaper obituaries are very helpful. Information should be sent to Alumni Records, DePauw University, Charter House, P.O. Box 37, Greencastle, IN 46135-0037. You may also fax us the information at 765-658-4172 or email



Elizabeth R. Gering received an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright United States Student Program. She will spend the academic year in Brazil sharing her language skills. After her time in Brazil, Elizabeth will return to her studies at University of Colorado School of Law. Kaela T. Goodwin received an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright United States Student Program. She will spend the academic year, 2017-18, teaching English in Thailand. On her return to the States. Kaela plans to teach middle or high school English while pursuing master’s degrees in education and education policy. Mallory E. Hasty received an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright United States Student Program. She will spend the 2017-18 academic year teaching English in Malaysia. After her Fulbright experience, Mallory plans to pursue master’s degrees in both education and fine arts. Ha Yean “Christine” Kim was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright United States Student Program. She will spend the 2017-18 academic year teaching English in Thailand. Christine’s future goals include earning a law degree with a focus on international law and working to enhance human rights and peacekeeping. Claudia H. Monnett won first place in the Mike Rokicki Memorial 5K Run/ 40 DEPAUW MAGAZINE FALL 2017

Walk at Greencastle’s (Ind.) Annual Independence Day celebration. Ujjwal A. Nair is recipient of a National Science Foundation Cybersecurity Fellowship. The new scholarship-forservice program is designed to help strengthen and diversify the nation’s cybersecurity workforce and is funded by the National Science Foundation. Ujjwal plans to use the award to pursue graduate studies at Georgia Tech. Rodrigo S. Rabanal was selected as one of the Fellows of the Newman’s Own Foundation. He will be a Fellow at Wellness in the Schools in New York City. Mary “Susie” Schmank is recipient of an Arts Journalism Fellowship from the Indianapolis Star and Arts Council of Indianapolis. She will help the Indianapolis Star “broaden its coverage of the arts.” She will write stories and produce videos to connect arts and culture to the interesting people, trends and events shaping Central Indiana. Tiernan B. Shank joined WIBW-TV, a CBS affiliate in Topeka, Kan., as multimedia journalist/anchor/reporter. Nathaniel J. Smith of Fishers, Ind., received the Sigma Nu Fraternity’s Alpha Affiliate Award for the 201617 academic year. The award honors members of the Sigma Nu Fraternity whose service and leadership exemplify the Fraternity’s mission to develop ethical leaders.

Junction, Colo., at the age of 99. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi, Rector Scholar and a surgeon in private practice. He was preceded in death by his first wife. Survivors include his wife. Rev. Elmo R. Paff, June 21, 2017, of Goshen, Ind., at the age of 100. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association, The Washington C. DePauw Society, a Rector Scholar and retired United Church of Christ minister. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Gavin Paff ’40.


Imogene Mullins Long, July 5, 2017, of Indianapolis, at the age of 110. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, a journalist for the Indianapolis Star, editor of Grit (Delta Theta Tau magazine), director of Junior Red Cross of Indianapolis, director of Indianapolis Campfire Girls, business owner and community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her first and second husband.

Irving M. Heath, Dec. 22, 2016, in Winchester, Va., at the age of 98. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He was the owner of an insurance agency in Noblesville, Ind. He served on Independent Insurance Agents of Hamilton (Ind.) County for 23 years. He served two terms on the DePauw Board of Trustees and received a Distinguish Alumnus award as well as Sagamore of the Wabash award from the governor of Indiana. He was a community and civic volunteer serving on the Board of Directors of United Way Fund and was one of the founders of Boys Club of Noblesville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Waltz Heath ’40. Survivors include daughter, Marilyn R. Heath ’71.




Leslie L. Gilkey, June 29, 2017, of Seymour, Ind., at the age of 102. He was a director of music at Waukegan (Ill.) High School and served as music department chairman. After retirement he volunteered at Seymour Middle School for 30 years assisting band students. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Fox Gilkey ’40; and brother, George R. Gilkey ’41. Survivors include son, Thomas G. Gilkey ’65; daughter, Sandra Gilkey Cuervo ’69; great-granddaughter, Debra L. Gilkey ’94; daughter-in-law, Mary Alexander Gilkey ’65; and son-in-law, Ralph J. Cuervo ’67.

Marguerite Erdman Sailor, Aug. 2, 2017, of Nyack, N.Y., at the age of 95. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Beta Kappa, an accomplished violinist, violin teacher and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vance L. Sailor ’43.


Edward L. Koosed, Aug. 12, 2017, of Akron, Ohio, at the age of 95. He was a member of Delta Chi, a dentist and established a free dental clinic for children of Barberton, Ohio. Survivors include his wife.

Benjamin W. Stokes, July 31, 2017, in Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 101. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and retired from Western Electric Company after 32 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife; and mother, Emma Nagle Stokes Class of 1904.

John Mirza, July 1, 2017, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., at the age of 94. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association, a Rector Scholar and retired vice president of planning and development for Miles Laboratories, Inc. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Russell Mirza ’46.


Marjorie Thomas Brown Davis, Aug. 4, 2017, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, at the age

Dr. Joseph G. Merrill, Sept. 19, 2017, of Grand

of 95. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, The Washington C. DePauw Society, a real estate agent, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.


Marion Beeler Judd, July 10, 2017, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the age of 94. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and homemaker. Gail Brookman Grashorn, June 15, 2017, in Arlington Heights, Ill., at the age of 93. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, retired librarian for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, homemaker and community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband. Sarah Lockwood Downs, June 13, 2017, of Melbourne, Fla., at the age of 94. She was an elementary school teacher, mentored student teachers for University of Wisconsin and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her brother, George F. Lockwood III ’42. Survivors include her husband. William “Jack” Runninger, June 23, 2017, of Rome, Ga., at the age of 94. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta, an optometrist and optometric journalist serving as editor of three national optometric journals. He was preceded in death by his first wife. Survivors include his wife; and brother, James P. Runninger ’50. Elaine Specht Reiman, June 22, 2017, of Naples, Fla., at the age of 93. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, a journalism instructor, freelance writer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. James G. Thon, May 27, 2017, of Villa Park, Ill., at the age of 94. He was a high school and community college teacher. He was preceded in death by his wife.


Barbara Blakemore, April 22, 2017, of New York, N.Y., at the age of 92. She was a member of Alpha Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, The Washington C. DePauw Society and retired managing editor of Family Circle. She was preceded in death by her mother, Neil Myers Blakemore Class of 1914; and sister, Carolyn Blakemore ’52.


Sue Oettinger Radcliffe, June 2, 2017, of Clifton, N.J.,

at the age of 91. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta; The Washington C. DePauw Society; co-founder, secretary and treasurer for Dentistry Today; and homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Paul F. Radcliffe ’49; son, Richard P. Radcliffe ’76; and daughterin-law, Laura Renier Radcliffe ’76. John E. Olcott, July 14, 2017, of Pennsville, N.J., at the age of 92. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and safety engineer for DuPont Chambers Works for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Elsworth L. Olcott Class of 1916; and wife. Survivors include brother, Thomas W. Olcott ’53. John B. Robertson, July 6, 2017, of Wilmette, Ill., at the age of 95. He was a member of Delta Kappa Upsilon and senior buyer for DeVry Inc. He was preceded in death by his wife. Rexford D. Skillman, May 14, 2017, of Bloomington, Ind., at the age of 95. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and former district sales manager for Ulrich Chemical. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Herrington Skillman ’45. Phyllis Wefel Fruechtenicht, Aug. 19, 2015, of Fort Wayne, Ind, at the age of 90. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Fruechtenicht ’49. Survivors include her daughter, Charlotte Fruechtenicht Campbell ’76; son-in-law, Joseph B. Campbell II ’76; grandson, Matthew T. Campbell ’03; and granddaughter, Elizabeth A. Campbell ’06.


Ann Bennett Wildman, Sept. 14, 2017, of Westerville, Ohio, at the age of 91. She was a homemaker, artist and community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart H. Wildman ’48. Jocelyn F. Gabel, June 22, 2017, of Palatine, Ill., at the age of 93. She was a member of Delta Zeta and home economist. Marven J. Glen, Aug. 6, 2017, of Vero Beach, Fla., at the age of 93. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association, a land developer and residential builder. Survivors include his wife.

Warren W. Goodwin, Sept. 2, 2017, of Burlington, Wis., at the age of 92. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and credit manager for several companies. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Murray Goodwin ’49; and brother, Richard H. Goodwin ’47. Survivors include great-niece, Heather Oster Pajak ’02; great-nephews, Matthew T. Goodwin ’06 and Graham H. Oster ’08; and greatniece-in-law, Meghan Williams Oster ’09.

the School Board of Dade County and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband, E. William Nugent ’48; and second husband. Peggy M. Sheeks, May 17, 2017, of Walnut Creek, Calif., at the age of 89. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and junior high school teacher. She was preceded in death by her partner.

Jane Millerlie Hand, June 26, 2017, of Oklahoma City, Okla., at the age of 90. She was a former elementary school teacher, secretary and treasurer for an insurance agency and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.

Shirley Smith Sedberry Wolfley, July 22, 2016, of Noblesville, Ind., at the age of 89. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, billing administrator and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband. Survivors include her husband.

Mary Tresch Petitt, July 31, 2017, of Eastham, Mass., at the age of 90. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, housing consultant, community organizer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Petitt ’48.

John P. Sohn, Sept. 10, 2017, of Columbus, Ind., at the age of 92. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi, a retired executive vice president and member of the board of directors of Arvin Industries. Survivors include his wife.


Marilyn Vangsnes Callahan, Feb. 27, 2017, of Santa Rosa, Calif., at the age of 89. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, The Washington C. DePauw Society and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her brother, Philip L. Vangsnes ’51. Survivors include husband, F. Howard Callahan ’47.

Norma Bailey Shelden, May 10, 2017, of Rockford, Ill., at the age of 90. She was a member of Alpha Phi, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include brother, James A. Bailey ’54. Naomi Collingbourne Stroup, July 25, 2017, of Dover, Ohio, at the age of 90. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, an accomplished operatic soprano and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman L. Stroup ’51. Survivors include sister, Nancy L. Collingbourne ’49. Guy A. Fibbe, March 16, 2017, of Cincinnati, Ohio, at the age of 93. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta, general contractor and business owner. He was preceded in death by his first wife; and second wife, Nancy Coith Fibbe ’46. Vera A. Holley, Aug. 4, 2017, of Indianapolis, at the age of 90. She was a retired secretary and community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her cousins, Donald L. Holley ’49 and Barbara J. Holley ’49. Joie Lobnitz Nugent Felix, April 4, 2016, of Cutler Bay, Fla., at the age of 88. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, a former employee of

Phyllis Varble Yarnell, Aug. 23, 2017, of Sachse, Texas, at the age of 89. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, homemaker and secretary. She was preceded in death by her husband; and sister, Carol Varble Zaitz ’57.


Barbara Barr Newlin, May 28, 2017, of Geneva, Ill., at the age of 88. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, special education teacher and homemaker. Survivors include her husband; and daughter, Linda Newlin Tjaden ’78. Joseph B. Carney Sr., Aug.31, 2017, of Indianapolis, at the age of 89. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, a Rector Scholar and attorney. He was a former member of DePauw’s Alumni Board of Directors. He received a DePauw Alumni Citation in 1983. He was preceded in death by his wife, Constance Caylor Carney ’50; mother, Grace Buckingham Carney Class of 1912; sister, Mary Carney Trusler FALL 2017 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 41

’33; brothers, James Carney ’38 and Harold Carney ’39; brother-in-law, Milton Trusler ’31; and mothers-in-law, Julia Gettle Caylor Class of 1924 and Suzanne Black Caylor ’44. Survivors include son, Joseph B. Carney Jr. ’84; and daughter, Julia Carney Comfort ’85. Shirley Crisler Williams, July 6, 2017, of North Manchester, Ind., at the age of 88. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, The Washington C. DePauw Society, a flight attendant, teen program director and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jeanette Kostanzer Crisler ’27; daughter, Leslie Williams ’76; and husband. Survivors include sister, Donna Crisler Forbes ’51. George R. Glass, July 23, 2017, of Bloomington, Ind., at the age of 87. He was a writer, lawyer and executive director of Indiana Judicial Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Gross Glass ’52. Survivors include daughters, Janet Glass Mulheron ’89 and Linda Glass ’91.


Rev. Wesley H. Allen, June 10, 2017, of Plymouth, Mass., at the age of 88. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association and served as a United Methodist minister for over 50 years in Cape Cod, New York, Brockton and Plymouth. He was preceded in death by his wife. Survivors include daughter, Nancy Allen ’77; sister, Ruth Allen Fowler ’54; and brother-in-law, W. Robert Fowler ’54.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Arthur Newsom ’52. Barbara Ryrholm Sarason, Sept. 19, 2017, of Seattle, Wash., at the age of 88, She was a member of Delta Gamma, retired senior research professor of psychology at University of Washington, community volunteer and homemaker. Survivors include her husband. Jeannine Spangler Triebel, July 1, 2017, of Peoria, Ill., at the age of 88. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, an elementary school teacher, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas F. Triebel ’76; and sister, Sandra Spangler Gannett ’53. She was followed in death by her husband, Russell F. Triebel ’51. Survivors include daughter, Deborah F. Triebel ’78. Richard M. Steinert, Aug. 19, 2017, of Enfield, Conn., at the age of 93. He was a warden for the Department of Corrections. He was preceded in death by his motherin-law, Catherine Appleby Toole Class of 1922. Survivors include his wife. Russell F. Triebel, Sept. 25, 2017, of Peoria, Ill., at the age of 89, He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and business owner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannine Spangler Triebel ’51; and son, Thomas F. Triebel ’76. Survivors include daughter, Deborah F. Triebel ’78.

Nancy Koenig Eisenman, Oct. 7, 2017, of Simsbury, Conn., at the age of 87. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, The Washington C. DePauw Society, served in the United States Air Force, was an artist and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband; and sister, Phyllis Koenig Kimbel ’46.

James C. Widman, July 31, 2017, of Kettering, Ohio, at the age of 88. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi, owner and operator of an auto repair business and public high school vocational auto mechanic teacher at Kettering Career/ Tech Center. Survivors include his wife; and granddaughter, Kaitlin M. Pickrel ’15.

Donald R. Lewellen, June 25, 2017, of Westlake, Ohio, at the age of 90. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and retired business manager and administrator from General Motors. He was preceded in death by his father, Wendell G. Lewellen ’18; and brothers, William R. Lewellen ’53 and Wendell G. Lewellen Jr. ’43. Survivors include wife, Carol Brown Lewellen ’52.


P. Robert Newsom, March 28, 2017, of Columbus, Ind., at the age of 87. He was a member of Delta Chi and president of Courier-Newsom Trucking. 42 DEPAUW MAGAZINE FALL 2017

Barbara Buchtel Duerst, Sept. 24, 2017, of Reno, Nev., at the age of 87. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, former airline stewardess, teacher, financial consultant and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Richard A. Haller Sr., March 31, 2017, in Gainesville, Ga., at the age of 86. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta, a purchasing and managing agent and retired president of Riverton Coal Company. He was preceded in death by his wife.

Nancy Leggitt Katzmann, May 22, 2017, in Ithaca, N.Y., at the age of 85. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Katzmann ’50. Judith Marshall Stern, June 17, 2017, of Cave Creek, Ariz., at the age of 86. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, a medical social worker and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Susan Moffett Blake, Sept. 5, 2017, of Alexandria, Va., at the age of 86. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, owner and operator of a ladies’ specialty store, homemaker and community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband; father, Donovan C. Moffett Class of 1922; and mother, Doyne Davis Moffett Class of 1921. James H. Williams, June 19, 2017, of Medina, Ohio, at the age of 89. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, The Washington C. DePauw Society, a college administrator and educator. He was preceded in death by brothers, John D. Williams ’47 and Richard G. Weigel ’59. Survivors include his wife; and stepdaughter, Keeya M. Branson ’93. Dr. Richard W. Wolk, Sept. 1, 2016, of Fresno, Calif., at the age of 85. He was a member of Delta Upsilon, a Rector Scholar and an oncologist. Survivors include his wife.


Donald R. Roberts. June 13, 2017, of Melbourne, Fla., at the age of 86. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a Rector Scholar, educator, salesman and computer programmer. He was preceded in death by his wife. Janet Shulmier Troeger, Aug. 6, 2017, of Mishawaka, Ind., at the age of 86. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, homemaker and real estate agent. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include son, J. Scott Troeger ’78.


Judith Dutchess Kepner, June 22, 2017, of Kokomo, Ind., at the age of 84. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, an artist, potter, writer and homemaker. Survivors include her husband. Dr. Erick R. Ratzer, July 7, 2017, of Littleton, Colo., at the age of 84. He was a

member of Delta Tau Delta and surgeon. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Mason Ratzer ’54; son, Philip R. Ratzer ’89; and daughter, Sarah Ratzer Endicott ’78. Dorothy Sihler Schmidt, Dec. 26, 2016, of Clearwater, Fla., at the age of 83. She was a member of Delta Gamma and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.


Sabra Hansen Qua, May 31, 2017, of Shaker Heights, Ohio. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, The Washington C. DePauw Society, a high school teacher, community volunteer and homemaker. Survivors include her husband; sons, Paul B. Qua ’82 and David W. Qua ’95; and daughter, Constance Qua Palmer ’84. James A. Kilby Jr., Aug. 21, 2017, of Pittsfield, Mass., at the age of 83. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association, a Rector Scholar, university professor, writer and poet. Survivors include his wife. Allan H. Phillips, June 11, 2017, in Gaithersburg, Md., at the age of 83. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and a retired illustrator for the Charlotte Observer. Robert G. Soper, Aug. 21, 2017, of Bozeman, Mont., at the age of 84. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta, a life insurance agent and secretary for the Elks Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Christensen Soper ’57. Richard H. Warnes, Aug. 16, 2017, of Albuquerque, N.M., at the age of 84. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, a Rector Scholar and physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Survivors include his wife; and cousin, Arthur E. Edwards ’53.


Dr. John M. McCuskey, Sept. 1, 2017, in San Francisco, Calif., at the age of 83. He was a member of Delta Chi and had a private practice in internal medicine for almost 40 years. Survivors include his wife; and brother, Martin B. McCuskey ’62. Richard W. Moll, May 24, 2017, of Georgetown, Maine, at the age of 82. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, a Rector Scholar, college director

Ian M. Rolland ’55, July 1, 2017, of Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 84. He was a member of Sigma Chi and retired chief executive officer of Lincoln National Corp. and chairman of Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. He was a life trustee of DePauw, member of The Washington C. DePauw Society and past chair of DePauw’s Board of Trustees. He led the successful effort to integrate Fort Wayne Community Schools in the 1980s. He was instrumental in building the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the creation of Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne. He chaired the fundraising committee for Headwaters Park, was involved in founding the East Wayne Street Center, Timothy L. Johnson Academy and creation of Lincoln Life Improved Housing Inc. A gift from Ian and his wife created the Ian and Mimi Rolland Welcome and Activities Center, which serves as a trailhead building for groups entering the DePauw Nature Park. Another gift supported the Ian M. Rolland Chair in Mathematics. He received an Alumni Citation in 1977 from DePauw, honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from DePauw in 1999, Sachem Award (Indiana’s highest honor) in 2012, inducted into Indiana Conservation Hall of Fame and was presented the Council for Advancement and Support of Education 2011 Distinguished Friend of Education Award. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Cheri Rolland Stone ’79 and Carol A. Rolland ’86; and grandson, Andrew M. Rolland ’16. of admissions, writer, lecturer and consultant. He was preceded in death by his father, Wood C. Moll Class of 1924; and mother, Margaret Borcherding Moll Class of 1926. Survivors include his husband; brother, Jack C. Moll ’52; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Nelson Moll ’52. Helen M. Mutschler, Sept. 13, 2017, in Oro Valley, Ariz., at the age of 82. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, a Rector Scholar, professional violinist, orchestra performer and university music teacher. She was preceded in death by her father, LaMar Mutschler Class of 1922; mother, Mary Slipher Mutschler Class of 1922; and sister, Barbara Mutschler Dixon ’47. Survivors include sister, Margaret Mutschler Armantrout ’53; brother-in-law, John A. Armantrout ’53; nephew, Paul Dixon ’74; and niece, Marla Dixon Dixon de Morato ’77. John P. Porter, Oct, 1, 2017, of Omaha, Neb., at the age of 82, from cancer. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, The Washington C. DePauw Society and retired from Mutual of Omaha. Ronald L. Taylor, May 15, 2017, of Montgomery, Ohio, at the age of 82. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and retired as an executive from American Can Corporation. Survivors include his wife. Marcia G. Whittington, Sept. 26, 2017, of Waban, Mass., at the age of 83.

She was a member of Delta Gamma, homemaker, professional dinner theater entertainer and business owner.


Nicholas L. Jones, Sept. 11, 2017, of Rochester, N.Y., at the age of 82. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and had a career in public relations and development. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles W. Jones Class of 1924, and mother, Mary Loftin Jones Sharpless Class of 1924. Survivors include his wife; and sister, Nancy Jones Madison ’51. Nancy Kunkel Boit, Aug. 14, 2017, of Jamaica Plain, Mass. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband; and cousin, Frances Kunkel Martin ’56. Survivors include her husband. John B. Rinck, June 11, 2017, of Indianapolis, Ind., at the age of 83. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and retired tool-and-die maker from Western Electric. Survivors include his wife. Judith Shafer Davidson, Sept. 13, 2017, in Naples, Fla., at the age of 81. She was a member of Alpha Phi, The Washington C. DePauw Society, taught high school English, was a community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include daughter, Nancy Davidson Jungemann ’80.


Joellen McFarland Stringfellow, Sept. 10, 2017, of Centreville, Md., at the age of 81. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, The Washington C. DePauw Society, a community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her brother, George E. McFarland ’55; brother-in-law, James E. Stringfellow ’62; brother-in-law, Robert E. McGinn ’53; and sister-inlaw, Jane Stringfellow McGinn ’53. Survivors include her husband, Carlton B. Stringfellow ’58; sons, David G. Stringfellow ’81 and John B. Stringfellow ’87; daughter, Susan Stringfellow Ainsworth ’84; nieces, Mary McGinn Bliss ’87; Susan Borneman Fusek ’91 and Kelly Workinger Collier ’05; nephew, J. Benjamin Stringfellow ’96; cousin-in-law, Sandra Hadley Borneman ’66 and sisterin-law, Carole Wilson McFarland ’56.


Susan Dorrance Dykstra, June 9, 2017, of Platteville, Wis., at the age of 79. She was a member of Delta Zeta, a registered nurse and homemaker. Survivors include her husband. Adrienne Knox Barnwell, Sept. 5, 2017, of Minneapolis, Minn., at the age of 79. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and had a career in pediatric psychology. Survivors include her husband.


Dwight C. Coffin, Sept. 1, 2017, of Ventura, Calif., at the age of 79. He was a human resources executive. He was preceded in death by his first and second wife. Survivors include brother, Richard H. Coffin Sr. ’62; and sister-in-law, Mary Daniels Coffin ’63. Lenora Mann Fossum, July 14, 2017, of Decorah, Iowa, at the age of 79. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta, a middle-school teacher and homemaker. Survivors include her husband; and cousin, Nancy Mann Reese ’56.


Lynn Maish Babcock, July 11, 2017, in Santa Fe, N.M., at the age of 78. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, a registered nurse, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Harold Babcock ’33. Survivors include husband; daughter, Julia Babcock Whitmore ’92; and sonin-law, Brant A. Bair ’91.

Dr. Keith L. Morrill, May 15, 2017, of Battle Creek, Mich., at the age of 77. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, a Rector Scholar and dentist. Survivors include his wife.


Mary Burpee Cohen, July 8, 2017, in Philadelphia, Penn., at the age of 77, from pancreatic cancer. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, a professor of English and homemaker. Don R. Evans, Aug. 31, 2017, of Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 77. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta, a Rector Scholar and high school social studies and economics teacher. Survivors include his wife. Frederick F. Thornburg, Sept. 19, 2017, of Miami, Fla., at the age of 77. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, an attorney and served on the board of directors and was executive vice president and chief administrative officer of The Wackenhut Corporation. He was preceded in death by his father, James F. Thornburg ’33. Survivors include his wife; son, J. Brian Thornburg ’89; brother, James O. Thornburg ’65; and cousin, Sean D. Major ’86.


Sam S. Chattin, June 5, 2017, in Scottsburg, Ind., at the age of 75. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame, a science teacher and football coach. Survivors include his wife. George B. Fromhold, Aug. 19, 2017, of Sanford, Mich., at the age of 76. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and had a career with Dow Chemical Company as a research specialist and advisor. Survivors include his wife, Janet Seaman Fromhold ’64; and sister, Mary Fromhold Oberhelman ’60. William J. Hampton, Oct. 23, 2016, of St. Paul, Minn., at the age of 75, of Parkinson’s disease and dementia. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and a retired Northwest Airlines captain. Survivors include his wife. Ellen Mayfield Bottomley, Aug. 11, 2017, in Chapel Hill, N.C., at the age of 75. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, a speech therapist, real estate broker and homemaker. Survivors include her husband. FALL 2017 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 43

Morgan J. Ordman, Aug. 26, 2017, of Lindenhurst, Ill., at the age of 75. He was a member of Sigma Chi, a Rector Scholar and attorney.

Sharyn C. McKay, July 21, 2017, of Tucson, Ariz., at the age of 72. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, a teacher, educator and school administrator.

Richard J. Pence, June 17, 2017, in Naples, Fla., at the age of 76, of cancer. He was a funeral director and chief executive officer of Service Realty USA. Survivors include his wife.

Richard O. Joseph Jr., Aug. 3, 2017, of Toledo, Ohio, at the age of 70. He was a member of Delta Chi and a real estate investor and manager. Survivors include his wife.

Carol Seward Norling-Christensen, Sept. 27, 2017, of Libertyville, Ill., at the age of 75. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, homemaker, community volunteer and employed by Quill Corporation. Survivors include her husband.

Ralph W. Swank Jr., Aug. 3, 2017, of Vernon Hills, Ill., at the age of 70. He was a member of Sigma Nu and president of Statewide Insurance Agency. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph W. Swank ’47. Survivors include wife, Betsy Clark Swank ’69.


Frank H. Lennox Jr., Aug. 10, 2017, of Washington, D.C., at the age of 74, of cancer. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and a financial analyst. Survivors include his wife. Donald M. Malinovsky, April 21, 2017, of Orlando, Fla., at the age of 73, of pancreatic cancer. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi, a Rector Scholar and general manager at Daniels Manufacturing Corp. for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife; and brother, Michael R. Malinovsky ’62.


Beverly Henderson Nelson, July 21, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz., at the age of 73, from ovarian cancer. She was a member of Alpha Phi, an artist, educator and homemaker. Survivors include her husband; and daughter, Aimee Nelson Van Straaten ’95.


Carolan Harrison Mendel, Sept. 2, 2017, in Fayetteville, Texas, at the age of 72. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, an advance level Spanish teacher and homemaker. Survivors include her husband; and nephew, Benjamin L. Stilwill ’11. W. Finley Klaas, Oct. 7, 2017, of Metuchen, N.J., at the age of 72. He was a member of The Washington C. DePauw Society and co-owner of Testfabrics. Survivors include his wife. C. David Mayfield, Sept. 29, 2017, of Mundelein, Ill., at the age of 71. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi, a lawyer and corporate attorney and secretary officer for the American Farm Bureau Federation. Survivors include his wife. 44 DEPAUW MAGAZINE FALL 2017



Nancy E. Teich, Sept. 29, 2017, of Perry Hall, Md., at the age of 70. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta, a music educator and medical receptionist.


James E. Bryan Jr., May 31, 2017, of Louisville, Ky., at the age of 69. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta, a director of marketing and private consultant for hospitals. Survivors include his wife.


Katherine Joyce Anderson, May 2, 2017, of Traverse City, Mich., at the age of 68, from cancer. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, an advertising and public relations consultant, co-owner of an advertising agency and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.


Lenore Carlberg Tinsman, Sept 28, 2017, of Stuart, Fla., at the age of 67. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, an elementary teacher and homemaker. Survivors include her husband.


Jean Head Drake, Aug. 30, 2017, of Monroe, Ga., at the age of 64, from cancer. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, a journalist, office manager for an insurance agency and homemaker. Survivors include her husband.


Ellen Daniels-Howell, May 10, 2017, of Indianapolis, at the age of 60. She was a social worker, a former instructor in social work at St. Cloud State University, founding executive

director of Global Interfaith Partnership and homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Todd Daniels-Howell ’78. William H. Williams, Sept. 7, 2017, of Indianapolis, at the age of 71, from a heart attack. He was a high school teacher and home builder. Survivors include his wife.


Claire L. Parker, May 17, 2017, of Bridgeport, Conn., at the age of 58. She was a member of Alpha Phi and vice president of human resources for Callanen/Sequel International. Mark A. Schlegel, Aug. 13, 2017, of Oradell, N.J., at the age of 57. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and a Broadway talent agent. Survivors include his wife. Harold R. Secrest II, Aug. 15, 2017, of Mooresville, Ind., at the age of 58. He was a member of Sigma Nu and owner and operator of H.R. Secrest Concrete Contracting. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Barkley Secrest ’82.


Amy E. Batdorf, Aug. 31, 2017, of South Bend, Ind., at the age of 57. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. Michael S. Casey, Aug. 9, 2017, in Los Angeles, Calif., at the age of 58. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and had a career as a fashion and entertainment agent in New York and Los Angeles.


Thomas B. Andrews, Sept. 14, 2017, of Kalamazoo, Mich., at the age of 57. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, former director of marketing and communications for Kalamazoo Symphony and director of ONEplace at the Kalamazoo Public Library. Survivors include his wife, Laura Brown Andrews ’82.


Donald U. Ellsworth Jr., July 16, 2017, of Cincinnati, Ohio, at the age of 51. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, The Washington C. DePauw Society and an employee of Cincinnati Convertors, Inc.


Julie Strader Baer, May 25, 2017, of Anderson, Ind., at the age of 46, from breast cancer. She was a registered nurse. Survivors include her husband; brothers, Thomas M. Strader ’85

and Todd M. Strader ’87; sisters-in-law, Kelly Wodetzki Strader ’85 and Diane Sharp Strader ’85; nieces, Meredith S. Strader ’14 and Kathryn A. Strader ’12; and nephew, Storm K. Strader ’15.


W. Preston Adams, Aug. 19, 2017, in Greencastle, Ind., at the age of 87. He was a professor emeritus of botany at DePauw. He was a graduate of University of Georgia and earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He began his career at DePauw as an assistant professor of botany and bacteriology in 1961, associate professor in 1965 and full professor in 1972. He taught at DePauw for 39 years and chaired his department for several years. He was coauthor of The Study of Botany, and member of The Washington C. DePauw Society. Survivors include his wife. Myra J. Rosenhaus, Sept. 10, 2017, of Coopersburg, Penn., at the age of 66, from complications of pancreatic cancer. She held academic positions at DePauw and at Lehigh University. At DePauw, she served as assistant professor of religion and English and director of convocations. Survivors include her husband.


Muriel P. MacConnell, Aug. 5, 2017, of Covington, Tenn., at the age of 91. She was a retired educator and taught in the education department at DePauw. She was preceded in death by her husband. Eldena McCarson, July 19, 2017, of Greencastle, Ind., at the age of 99. She was employed at The “U” Shop on the DePauw campus, later was a receptionist in many of the residence halls, a community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Marlene J. Swanson, June 24, 2017, of Rothbury, Mich., at the age of 79. She was a homemaker, secretary and taught water aerobics fitness classes at DePauw. Survivors include her husband.


Richard L. Turmail ’54 was mistakenly listed as a member of Sigma Chi in the Summer 2017 DePauw Magazine. He is a member of Sigma Nu. The staff regrets the error.

creating a legacy Carolyn Jones ’58 supports excellence in teaching at DePauw Having retired from a distinguished career in higher education, CAROLYN T. JONES ’58 continues to support education in every way she can. This includes financial support of opportunities for faculty at DePauw, both through current gifts and through her estate plan. Jones spent four years as a history teacher after leaving DePauw, and then went on to earn a master’s degree from Michigan State University. Work at Albion College, including experience as Albion’s dean of women, led her to continue her career in higher education at Purdue University. While beginning a 31-year career in West Lafayette, Jones also completed a doctorate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After a fruitful career at Purdue, Jones retired as associate executive vice president for academic affairs, and was named emerita for her outstanding service to the university. Her diligence did not go unnoticed by her undergraduate alma mater, either. In 2008, DePauw awarded her an honorary doctorate, and in 2009-12 she served on the Board of Visitors. Though Jones has been a long-time annual supporter of DePauw, it was a request from former President Robert G. Bottoms on behalf of faculty support which caused Jones to become an active giver. “As someone who benefited from tremendous teaching at DePauw,” she notes, “and as someone working in education, I was intrigued. So I made a commitment in support of teaching.” Having established the Carolyn T. Jones Faculty Fellowship, she also went on to establish the Carolyn T. Jones Summer Stipend for Faculty Scholarship Fund. Both funds are meant to enhance teaching and to allow for the development of new and innovative course curricula for the benefit of DePauw students. Jones’ generosity to DePauw, through both current gifts and planned gifts, stems from the educational opportunity

she herself encountered while on campus. “It was here that I truly learned how to learn,” Jones noted in her remarks upon receiving an honorary doctorate. “For me, it was a period of great awakening. I learned at DePauw that if I set my sights on something and worked creatively and diligently toward that end, I could accomplish it.”

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DePauw Magazine Winter 2017  

Ivan Villasboa '93: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King, Celebrating 150 Years of Women at DePauw, Summer Research

DePauw Magazine Winter 2017  

Ivan Villasboa '93: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King, Celebrating 150 Years of Women at DePauw, Summer Research