DePauw Magazine - Spring 2023

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M AGAZINE INSIDE: Ubben Lectures 8 DePauw Around the Globe 22 Under the Microscope 26 Spring 2023 A New
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OPENERS 2 President’s Message 4 Connected with DePauw 6 Editor’s Page DIGEST 8 DePauw Digest, Ubben Lectures, New Faces 11 Published and Produced 12 Journalism’s Next Wave FEATURES 14 A New Roy O. 22 A Deeper Connection 26 Under the Microscope 34 Top Moments in Women’s Sports ALUMNI 36 Alumni Connections 37 Class Notes 43 In Memoriam Contents Cover photograph: Roy O. West Reading Room. Brittney Way. Inside cover: Little 5. Brittney Way. Outside back cover: Roy O. West west facade at dusk. Brittney Way. SPRING 23 VOL. 85 / NO. 3 1 SPRING 2023

President’s Message

IT IS CELEBRATION SEASON at DePauw and the campus is a flurry of regalia, spring blooms and festivities. As campus makes the final preparations for our 2023 commencement season, commemorates the grand reopening of Roy O. West Library and celebrates DePauw’s largest applicant pool in history, my daily interactions with students, staff, faculty and alumni remind me of the tremendous power of this special place. Commencement season brings tears of joy and anticipation and reminds us of just how far our students have come during their time on campus. This change occurs not just because of the hard work and dedication of our students, but also because of the investment of our faculty, the support of our staff, the dedication of our alumni, the faith of their families and friends, and the strength of our whole community. DePauw is a university that changes lives.

We are making significant progress on the BOLD & GOLD 2027 strategic plan, including putting the finishing touches on the launch of the School of Business and Leadership in fall 2023 – remodeling the first floor of Harrison Hall to serve as the official home base of the school, hiring the Dean and several faculty and determining the cocurricular programs that will align with the School of Business and Leadership.

On campus, we have been diligently working to find efficiency, as the fourth goal of our strategic plan centers on ensuring DePauw is a flourishing university today and in the future. Members of the campus community have spent this spring finding ways to reduce spending, improve efficiencies and

ensure fiscal stewardship of our endowment and tuition dollars. I’m traveling a lot, talking to DePauw alumni and friends. And because I wear my DePauw gear, alumni often stop me to tell their stories (I have a growing collection of selfies with Tigers in airports across the country!). In all of those stories there are throughlines of the experiences, people and traditions that have stayed with you. I thank you for sharing your stories with me. Whether I am speaking to an alumnus from the class of 1950 or 2016, the attachment to this place and our people is palpable. And some of that attachment comes from the spirit of debate and discussion at DePauw – our community has challenged each other for 185 years.

Colleges and universities have always needed to grapple with the complex issues of the day. I contend that liberal arts colleges are designed to empower students as they learn to think critically. DePauw and other liberal arts colleges expect students to be engaged, critical and open to contrary ideas. Our current and prospective students have had very different experiences than the students who walked under our arch in the past. As a nation, we see fractures within our communities and neighborhoods. Despite this, students come to DePauw ready and willing to engage. The


heart of a liberal arts education is the free exchange of ideas as we engage in teaching, learning, scholarship, creative expression and service. This approach means an educational environment where members of our community are able to express, explore, challenge, refute and debate ideas with those who hold different views than their own, even when those ideas make us uneasy, uncomfortable or angry.

At DePauw, we change lives. We do this intentionally and unintentionally in myriad ways. Our impact on society, students and alumni is woven into the very fabric of who we are as an institution and community. I am fortified by the fact that we do this with so many of you by our side. Now and always, your support means so much to me and to the community. Thank you for everything that you do to strengthen DePauw.

Spring 2023

Vol. 85 / Issue 3


Vice President for Communications and Strategy and Chief of Staff

Sarah Steinkamp

Senior Director of Communications Bob Weaver ‘93

Creative Director Kelly Graves

Alumni News Editor Donna Grooms


Emily Chew ‘99, associate director of strategic communications and donor relations; Scott Cooper, project manager; Anne Cunningham, vice president for development and alumni engagement; Sarah McAdams, internal communications manager; Gaelyn Sicher-Ford, director of enrollment marketing strategy; Brittney Way, university photographer; Chris Wolfe, director of content and digital strategy.


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Your recommendation is Gold

Since our founding, the university has enrolled some of its most outstanding students with the help of DePauw alumni and friends. If you know a student you think would excel on DePauw’s campus, please let us know by visiting or email


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Tanaa Jones ’26

You heard about DePauw through an alumnus?

I was not familiar. But I’ve been a Girl Scout all my life and one of my scouting friends’ mother, Anne Hunter ’92, knew the type of school I was looking for and my interest in theatre and said, “You should look at DePauw.” She was going to visit a friend in Indianapolis, so we decided to go on a road trip. We jumped in the car, made a stop at this school and I liked it – a lot!

And that settled it?

In some ways, yes. I needed to figure out if I could afford it, and Jacqueline Bauer in the admissions office recommended I check out the Bonner Scholars Program. It’s a perfect fit. I love community service. I came to DePauw. Anne’s daughter, Sophia Williams ’26, also came to DePauw and she’s my roommate.

What’s your first year been like?

Busy! I have found so many ways to be involved. I love to dance and am part of the Elite Precision Step Team and the Heat Majorette Team. I’m taking theatre and Hispanic studies courses – I’m a big fan of telenovelas.

How are you finding balance?

Taking advantage of opportunities to connect. I know my classmates – because we have small classes. And my professors are so helpful. If you have a question, they are available. The Bonner Scholars Program gets me out in the community, which is rewarding. And AAAS (Association of African-American Students) and the CDI (Center for Diversity and Inclusion) have programs that are sometimes educational, sometimes just fun – they always make me feel connected to the Black community and other students of color at DePauw and provide that sense of belonging.

So theatre is your major?

Very strong possibility. It’s interesting, though, the MAPS premed/pre-health student organization offered a free CPR training course and I loved it. It was so much fun. Maybe I should be in a caring or caregiving profession like medicine. I’m exploring and thinking about careers, hobbies and how it all fits.

In April, Tanaa (pronounced tuh-nay-uh) performed in the DePauw stage production of Chekov’s “The Seagull.”

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DePauw Magazine: Coming this fall – School of Business and Leadership

HOW IS DEPAUW pursuing its goals of academic renewal and providing an exemplary student experience? One way is through the launch of our new School of Business and Leadership, which opens this fall. The new school will be our next issue’s cover story. Don’t miss it!


Magazine Reset

HI! YOU’LL NOTICE a few updates to the magazine. Some of them are functional and some relate to form and design. All are related to telling DePauw’s story in a way that engages you and allows us to be good stewards of university resources. You will see: a slightly smaller size, a biannual (Spring-Fall) publication schedule, and (over time) a consistent page count for efficient use of resources. And you’ll also see stories with a laser-focus on what’s going on at DePauw, with plenty of imagery and easy “points of entry” for when you just want to pick it up and enjoy a few minutes with DePauw. One last update – me! I recently came back to DePauw after 30 years. It’s great to be back and wonderful to serve DePauw in this capacity.


Excellence in science

Class Notes

DON’T FORGET – we rely on your submissions to populate our Class Notes. Please submit a note about a new job, marriage, award or any other life event to

Our fall DePauw Magazine profile of ’94 graduate, Dr. Johari Miller-Watson (p. 27), neglected to mention the full founding team of DePauw’s Women in Science program. The dedicated faculty founders of this wide-ranging program, established in 1992, included Bridget Gourley (chemistry and biochemistry), Kathleen Jagger (biology) and Mary Kertzman (physics and astronomy). The editor regrets the omission.

I WAS INTERESTED in the series devoted to DePauw graduates who have excelled in science. In my opinion, you missed one of the most prominent. Dr. Leroy Penfield Faber ’52 is recognized by his peers as one of the outstanding thoracic surgeons in the world.

Ed.: Dr. Faber is professor emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center and past director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, among many professional honors and designations. He served as a panelist in DePauw’s inaugural Alumni Attorney and Physician program and was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010.

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The Liberal Arts AND SCIENCES DePauw M AGAZINE IN THIS ISSUE: Science in the liberal arts Scientific and personal discoveries the lab

The Prindle Institute for Ethics

THE PRINDLE INSTITUTE FOR ETHICS celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. In March, the institute hosted a Courageous Conversation in Ethics discussion at the Green Center, moderated by Christiane Wisehart, host of Prindle’s Examining Ethics podcast. An anniversary reception followed. Right: Founder Janet Prindle ’58 (foreground) attended the celebration.


“The College Tour”

AMAZON PRIME’S “THE COLLEGE TOUR” visited Greencastle last fall to put a spotlight on DePauw. The 30-minute program lets you experience life in DePauw’s dynamic community through the eyes of 10 students who learn and lead at DePauw. You can find “The College Tour” on Amazon Prime, by visiting or scan the QR code.

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Ubben Lecture Series

THE TIMOTHY AND SHARON UBBEN LECTURE SERIES brings world leaders and innovators from a variety of backgrounds to campus. Since 1986, 120 notable speakers have visited DePauw and presented in this forum, which is free and open to the public. This academic year, the series brought a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and one of our own back to campus.

Maria Ressa

“WORLD WAR III IS HAPPENING TO EACH OF US ON SOCIAL MEDIA.” That’s a provocative conversation starter. Maria Ressa, co-founder of the digital news platform Rappler and a leader in the fight for freedom of the press in the Philippines, doesn’t have time to mince words. In her Ubben lecture, Ressa laid out the facts and evidence that, as she says, “social media is bad for us.”

Ressa’s subjects varied from how our biology is used against us on social media – making us think fast and on emotion – to the cumulative effects of disinformation and the potential for behavior modification. She urged her audience to reject messages that create and feed fear, anger, division and hate. Ressa’s work has drawn the scorn of former Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and yielded her a conviction on charges of cyber libel. She visited DePauw while out on bail.

Ressa’s day began with a session for DePauw students interested in journalism. She implored them to look for the truth and to be observant. “Walking around your campus … feeling safe, feeling peaceful. Please, please, please don’t take it for granted,” she said.

In late 2022, Ressa published a book, “How to Stand Up to a Dictator: The Fight for Our Future.” In January, she was acquitted of tax evasion charges that held a maximum sentence of 34 years. Other charges are still pending.

Maria Ressa
“It comes down to each of us ... so, step up, folks! Your courage will determine not just the fate of the United States, but the fate of humanity.”

Brad Stevens

IT’S FITTING THAT BRAD STEVENS ’99, as president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, would visit Greencastle during March Madness. Prior to his front-office appointment, he coached the legendary NBA franchise for eight years. His star first rose when, as the youngest coach in NCAA Division I basketball, he led Butler University on a storybook run of back-toback championship finalist finishes.

Coach Stevens and his wife, Tracy Wilhelmy Stevens ’99, came back to campus for a full-day visit. Stevens spoke to the men’s and women’s basketball teams and then sat down for an evening conversation with his former coach, Bill Fenlon, at Kresge Auditorium. The audience heard Coach Fenlon and Stevens recount fond memories of their time together and long-standing friendship. Stevens then shared reflections about his time at DePauw and what it has meant to his professional development and growth.

“At DePauw, I was learning how to think, learning how to learn, and being inspired by speakers like Tom Scott of Nantucket Nectars and Bill Bradley (Ubben Lecture, 1997),” said Stevens. He added, “The classroom is one thing, but there’s nothing like being on a team. You learn conflict resolution, team dynamics and how to be a great teammate. I think that stuff is so valuable.”

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“Leadership should be authentic, leadership should be who you are and leadership should be driven by doing what’s right for the people around you.”
Brad Stevens (right) with Bill Fenlon

SARAH STEINKAMP, vice president for communications and strategy and chief of staff, holds a B.A. in sociology from Wells College, an M.S. in health education from Ithaca College and a Ph.D. in education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She also participated in Harvard University’s Management and Leadership in Education program.

“What a tremendous gift to be asked to help shape the story of a place with such a rich tapestry of stories to share. DePauw students and alumni are leaders on campus and off, their stories exemplify the impact that students and graduates from DePauw have on the world. The breadth of passions and depth of character highlight the effect a small dedicated community has on our students.”

JOHN CLARKE, inaugural dean for the School of Business and Leadership, holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and Ph.D. in physics from University of Leeds, UK and a master’s in business administration from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He comes to DePauw from Tulane University Freeman School of Business where he is the Peter W. and Paul A. Callais Professor in Entrepreneurship and John B. Elstrott Professor in Management.

“I was attracted by the legacy of academic excellence at DePauw, the reputation of the faculty, the enthusiasm of the students and the dedication of the alumni. I was inspired by the ambitious goals in the Bold and Gold Strategic Plan. DePauw is shaping the future, and rather than following others, it is leading the way. I am excited to play a role building on the 186-year history as a distinctive, cherished and valued institution.”



Barbara Kingsolver ’77

Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, “Demon Copperhead” is the story of a boy born to a teenage single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and coppercolored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. “Demon Copperhead” borrows its narrative structure from Dickens’ “David Copperfield.”

Two of the year’s most notable new books, both of which appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list, were from DePauw alumni.

James B. Stewart ’73

Co-authored with Rachel Abrams, “Unscripted” tells of the turmoil at Paramount Global and the family conflicts weaving through it. The Pulitzer-winning journalists who first broke the story for the New York Times go deep into the dysfunction, misconduct and deceit that threatened the future of the company.

Chukwu shares the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.


Gretchen Cryer ’57 and Nancy Ford ’57

“Hidden Treasures, 1967-2020”

A 66-track musical retrospective highlights their work as one of Broadway’s most successful and enduring writing teams.

Tim Hunter ’64

“The Sky at Night”

An introduction to astronomy. Ideal for backyard stargazers.

David Jacobs ‘71

“Locating Eigenvalues in Graphs - Algorithms and Applications” with Carlos Hoppen and Vilmar Trevisan. For researchers and students of spectral graph theory.

Examining Ethics, produced by the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University, now has 75+ episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

Farah Ali (Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies)

“Multilingualism and Gendered Immigrant Identity: Perspectives from Catalonia”

Angela Castañeda ’98 (Professor of Anthropology)

“Obstetric Violence: Realities and Resistance from Around the World”

Sarah Louise Cowan (Assistant Professor of Art and Art History)

“Howardena Pindell: Reclaiming Abstraction”

Pedar Foss (Professor of Classical Studies and Chair of Classical Studies Department)

“Pliny and the Eruption of Vesuvius”

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Chinyonye Chukwu ’07 “Till”

Journalism’s Next Wave

Three DePauw students committed to the craft

DePauw doesn’t have a journalism school. Yet our university does not lack for impressive alumni in the ranks of professional news writers, reporters and anchors. Perhaps it’s our history as the founding home of the Society of Professional Journalists. Or the resource-rich Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media which provides DePauw undergraduates, regardless of prior experience or course of study, access to handson training in mass media communications. Talk to students at the Pulliam Center and you’ll hear some of the aforementioned points. What you’ll also hear is an appreciation for their liberal arts curriculum and how it sets them apart.

When they are called upon to tell stories, DePauw’s journalists in training understand that their ability to think critically, write clearly and speak with authority is a byproduct of the foundation laid with a DePauw education. Three students helping carry the torch of journalism for DePauw are junior Drew Cosgray and seniors Layla Brown-Clark and Mariam Lobjanidze. They are profiled here.

Drew Cosgray found an internship at KVIA in El Paso, Texas, through diligent networking and mentorship from DePauw faculty. In El Paso, he immediately found himself recording and filing stories as an integral part of the newsroom. That internship became a semester of full-time work. He attributes his success in El Paso and exciting opportunities on the horizon to his early experiences in the Pulliam Center’s D3TV and WGRE studios. Drew says, “Larry Abed (PCCM Director of Television Operations) took a chance on me and gave me the confidence and vision to realize I could be whatever I wanted, whether that be a reporter or anchor.”

Layla Brown-Clark has been editor of The DePauw, an intern for The Handbook in London and a Carnegie-Knight News21 investigative journalism fellow at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. She will attend Northwestern University in the fall to earn a Master of Science in Journalism. She says, “being a member of Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media teams has impacted my experience – I’ve learned how to lead, work collaboratively with a team, understand and incorporate feedback from teammates and more. DePauw is a media oasis for students interested in getting involved with media-related fields of any kind.”

Mariam Lobjanidze has been managing editor of The DePauw and an assistant news director at WGRE, among a host of other roles at the Pulliam Center. Her experiences at DePauw helped her land multiple internships and journalism fellowships. “I came to DePauw for the supportive, tightknit community,” she says. “I wanted to be in an environment that would challenge me in meaningful ways and push me to strive for excellence.” Mariam will attend Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism this fall to pursue business or finance reporting.

“As a student journalist, I am the first one to hear and report on news on campus and in the Greencastle community, which allows me to utilize my journalistic curiosity and think like a reporter.”
Tbilisi, Georgia, and Brooklyn, N.Y. English writing major

“My second home from the get-go was the newsroom and The DePauw. I was nervous to attend my first Storyboard (I had no clue what it meant to pitch a story). The work here gave me the courage to step outside my comfort zone.”

“I knew I could make my own story here. Two DePauw alumni, Zach Crenshaw ’14 and Robert Sherman ’18, have been incredibly kind and supportive along the way as I make professional connections and pursue internships.”

– DREW COSGRAY ’24 Lebanon, Ind. Communications major

From left to right: Mariam Lobjanidze, Layla Brown-Clark and Drew Cosgray. – LAYLA BROWN-CLARK ’23 Chicago, Ill. English writing major
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A New Roy O.

In 1879, a fire destroyed old Asbury Hall. Among the wreckage, fewer than 6,000 books were saved. This meager collection sat in storage until a space was carved out in the basement of East College to become the school’s first official library. The facility was open to young scholars 8-11:45 a.m. daily.

Over the years, DePauw’s library footprint, accessibility and resources have expanded again and again to meet the needs of students, faculty and scholarship in general. Arguably the most remarkable expansion was unveiled in January 2023, when students returned to Roy O. West Library after three years and an extensive $30 million renovation. The project covered 92,602 square feet and brought the beloved yet outdated library instantly into the 21st century.

The dedication to transforming Roy O. is a clear indication that DePauw is committed to developing thinkers, adhering closely to its liberal arts and sciences tradition. This approach to education is more relevant than ever. By one popular estimate, 65 percent of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in job types that don’t yet exist.

While no one can predict what kinds of leaders future generations of DePauw graduates will become, it is evident that Roy O. is ready to accommodate them – offering access to both digital connectivity and opportunities for human connection.


At a basic level, the library renovation was necessary. After all, it was a mounting list of deferred maintenance items that launched planning back in 2015. But for university leaders and the generous alumni who supported the project, the focus was more on making sure Roy O. continued to be the intellectual center of DePauw. Dean of Libraries Rick Provine led the charge until Brooke Cox ’00 succeeded him in January 2022. Cox has worked at the university since 2001.

“Every student has a reason to visit the library. It’s where they go to have a meeting, do their work or just hang out. It’s the one building on campus

best suited to be both a social and an academic space, but the nature of how students work has changed,” says Cox.

Across Roy O.’s four floors are spaces to fit just about any way a student wants to learn on any particular day or night. The renovation increased the number of areas for student collaboration from 16 to 41. On a recent spring morning, two students studied at a four-top table, while others recharged themselves and their devices curled up on sectional sofas or upholstered chairs with detached desks. The renovated library also has solo workstations, cozy booths and private study rooms.

“I’ve seen this desire play out in the library among students to both be with people and to seek solitude,” Cox says. “While we always need

Above: Tenzer Technology Center Right: Café Roy

solo study, we also need to interact with other people. Libraries fulfill that role. We have so few common spaces in the U.S., and academic libraries serve that need.”

On the library’s west side is the new 3,280-square-foot Reading Room, which fosters quiet study. Later, students might grab a coffee in the bustling Café Roy or go to the third-floor meditation room to recenter in silence.

With the renovation, the Faculty Instructional Technology Support (FITS) was relocated from the basement to a more prominent home on the second floor, and students can delve into the archives of DePauw and the Indiana United Methodist Church in the university Archives and Special Collections on the lower level.

At every turn, the updated Roy O. brings information, both digital and physical, to life in ways the old space could not, inviting students to explore diverse ways to study and connect. The approach encourages students to think broadly about not only what they study but how.


Regardless of which academic program a DePauw student chooses, when they graduate, they will have a plethora of foundational skills to help them pursue their careers and passions. Two of these key skills are now taught at Roy O.

The first focuses on technology, an industry that’s expected to reach $4.6 trillion in spending in 2023, with much of that spending going to tech for industries like health care and education. This ubiquity of new technologies has changed what DePauw students need from a liberal arts education.

“The whole Tenzer Technology Center initiative is to increase digital fluency. We want to see our students – all of them – have more tech skills,” says Michael Boyles, who became the first director of the Tenzer Technology Center in 2018.

At its heart, the center is a high-tech collaborative space where students can enhance their technology, computing and visualization skills. It was made possible through a generous gift from Lee E. Tenzer ’64, who died September 19, 2022. It houses a variety of advanced technology,

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provides workshops and seminars, and offers internships and mentoring opportunities.

From a glass-walled makerspace with a row of 3-D printers behind him, Boyles shares how the center is impacting more students by engaging faculty to incorporate technology, such as data visualization software and extended reality, in their courses. Nipun Chopra ’06, assistant professor of biology, for example, required students to present their biology projects as a website, audio story or video, leveraging the equipment and expertise at Tenzer to bring them to life.

The center didn’t have a permanent home until the library renovation. Now it takes up real estate on the first and second floors of Roy O., an intentional choice to encourage every student to access its resources. It appears to be working. Morgan Lawson ’25, a classical civilizations and independent archaeology double major, illustrated her own world and characters to win a recent Tenzer-led 3-D game development contest.

“All DePauw students will work in technology in some capacity,” Boyles says. “Many of them will lead companies and people who are tech-focused, and they might be pulling together tech-related deals. Through Tenzer, they can get a better understanding of the products and people in that space. At a minimum, they’ll be comfortable having those conversations.”

And DePauw graduates will learn to be effective in those conversations with the support of another important library resource, the Learning Commons.

Inside the Learning Commons, trained student tutors assist their peers with writing (W), quantitative reasoning (Q), and speaking and listening (S), corresponding to three of DePauw’s graduation requirements.

Before the renovation, the Learning Commons, then called the Academic Resource Center, was in Asbury Hall where only some students had classes. In its new location just inside the library’s main entrance, visibility is much improved. The goal of the center is to help students produce academic work that is imaginative, well-organized, accurate and memorable.

“Scholars and professionals write in every discipline, so students should learn to write in

different disciplines as well. This is a better model than expecting students to apply what they learned in one composition class to every other writing context,” says Lynn Ishikawa, director of the Writing Center and the Writing Program.

Accordingly, tutors span the breadth of the DePauw curriculum, including biochemistry and math as well as English majors. Ishikawa says students who seek assistance often need help getting started on an essay, oral presentation or research project. They can come to the Learning Commons to brainstorm ideas and get unstuck. Later, when they have a draft written, they can bring it to the Learning Commons to get feedback.

“We are readers for writers,” Ishikawa says, whether the class focus is history, linear algebra, transnational feminism or Mozart.


A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of DePauw in 1890, Roy Owen West gained national prominence as an attorney, political leader and presidential cabinet member. For his outstanding service to his country and university, Roy O. West Library, dedicated in 1956, was named in his honor.

At the time, the library’s collection numbered 128,000 bound volumes, but the new 74,000-square-foot building had the capacity to hold 400,000. Project planners chose to include small reading areas and carrels for students instead of a large open space.

The last major renovation of Roy O. was completed in 1988 with a price tag of $5 million. A record of the project from the Archives and Special Collections notes, “Roy O. West Library welcomes users to its collections and services with a renewed sense of invitation, graciousness, openness and ease of use. Once again … the library has become a dynamic campus center.”

With the renovation, the archives of DePauw and the Indiana United Methodist Church relocated to the library. A sweeping reference desk was built, and media equipment like micro-computers for word processing (considered state of the art at the time) were housed on the bottom floor.

In addition to 260 individual carrels and seven study rooms – including one to accommodate


Bottom: Learning Commons

smokers – a series of double-decker desks were installed. In a black-and-white photo from the library’s Archives and Special Collections, a young man, perched in one of those treehouses that became so evocative of Roy O., pores over a book.

In 2020, the interior of the library was taken down to the concrete, rendering it barely recognizable, but as project architects brought the new space up to date, they took special care to honor DePauw’s heritage, identity and the story the library would tell prospective students. (The treehouses were refurbished and are still there, of course.)

Architect Kevin Huse led the Ratio Design team of about 14 people in interior design, landscape design and architecture. This was Huse’s last project before retiring after a long career focused on academic and public libraries. “If the college campus is a chess set, the library is a king or a queen,” he says, intimating a reverence for libraries he brought to the Roy O. renovation.

Representatives from DePauw and Ratio

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Left: Archives and Special Collections contains historical books and items, including “haunted” books (below).

visited other outstanding libraries for inspiration. They held sessions with staff and students to find out what physical attributes or intangible qualities they would like to keep from the existing library, what they would get rid of and what they would like to see created. High on the priority list: Students wanted to be surrounded by books.

“It’s easy when you redo a library today to make it a modern 21st-century one with bright shiny spaces and new technology. But the difference at DePauw is that traditional part. We brought back the wood-lined, book-filled space and large chandeliers that put this library in the tradition of all the great libraries on the East Coast and England. It’s unique to DePauw,” Huse says.

Huse is referring to the Reading Room, where students sit scattered among six sweeping hardwood tables, and shelves of books help create the scholarly environment they requested. Though the Reading Room’s dark wood and massive fireplace hark back to academic tradition, the

construction is completely new.

Ratio Project Architect Kevin Stewart calls the room’s floor-to-ceiling curtain wall a gateway to campus. The windows are made with an electrochromic, light-sensitive glass. During the day, they automatically adjust tint to regulate light levels and glare to make the space more comfortable.

The library includes several major upgrades to save energy and increase sustainability, championed by Associate Vice President for Facilities Management Warren Whitesell. The HVAC system uses chilled beam technology where temperature is controlled by the movement of hot or cold water. These systems are more energy-efficient than standard commercial HVAC setups, and because chill beams take up less space than ductwork, the ceilings could be raised to create a more open feeling.

In the ways that matter, DePauw is always evolving. How students work, the things they need to be successful and the ways the university meets

Second floor.

those needs are in a consistent state of change. The new Roy O. is a testament to that evolution.

“Undoubtedly, Roy O. West is a model for the kind of 21st-century library that fosters exploration, research, collaboration and creation,” says Dave Berque, vice president for Academic Affairs.

And it is a testament to tradition, a steadfast reflection and centerpiece of DePauw University. The way the library represents both DePauw’s academic excellence and rich heritage gives it a competitive advantage when prospective students visit campus.

“We already see students, faculty, staff and the greater community drawn to the library for research, study, scholarship and meeting in ways that embrace both print and digital resources and technologies,” Berque says.

On one of those warm days that comes only a few times each winter in Greencastle, a group of students in shorts swing golf clubs at a tennis ball on the lawn in front of Roy O. People waiting for lunch orders inside the Roy Café sing along to Fleetwood

Mac piped in through the speakers. And a student wearing a Monon Bell T-shirt talks quietly with a peer at one of the new stations that replaced what has been referred to as “Fort Reference.”

Cox recalls working at that formidable reference desk when she was a research student. Lately, she has noticed more students seeking resources there and more students arriving to Roy O. earlier in the day to study and socialize. How people interact and the subjects they choose to interact with are already shifting.

“The impact of changes at Roy O. will ripple out to the rest of the university,” Cox says. “It will be exciting to see what new things emerge as a result.”

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Main floor circulation desk. See student reaction to the new Roy O.


Biology professor Kevin Kinney takes DePauw students to the Galápagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador during winter term to observe and experience – in some ways –what Charles Darwin did in 1835. Darwin’s observations of the unique species there, which he found differed slightly from island to island, later inspired his theory of evolution.

“DePauw has a long history and tradition of students participating in off-campus study and that’s built into the experience right from the start,” said David Crout, director of off-campus programs. “So many people who work in this field – myself included – see firsthand the impact of study abroad, and it stays with you forever,” said Crout. “But it’s very difficult to convey that in words until you do it.”

For faculty members like Kinney who lead these courses abroad, the experience enables them to build interesting projects and teach courses from different perspectives.

An experience abroad can complement students’ majors by enhancing their knowledge of a particular subject, through immersion in the culture and language of a different country. It can also broaden their understanding of the world and of other perspectives, as it did for Maddie Perry ’23, who participated in the Galápagos 2023 winter term travel course Natural Laboratories for Evolution. Perry is a biochemistry and neuroscience double major.

“It was incredible,” she said. “I really got to learn from the individuals who lived there – about how much pride they have for where they live and how much respect they have for the place they live.”

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Kinney has led the course 14 times since 2004. It includes a few days in Quito, Ecuador, and a tour on a liveaboard boat to five or six of the 12 major islands. As Darwin discovered, each island and what resides there is subtly different from the others. “That little, tiny environmental change is what we try to get the students to see,” Kinney said.

Kinney said some of the students come back to campus energized about biology, and he feels it, too. This semester, he is teaching an ecology and evolution class. “I’ve probably mentioned a specific example from Galápagos every day,” he said.

“Enabling students to go off campus is one of the things that DePauw does so well,” Kinney said.

This year, the stars aligned for Kinney’s colleague, associate professor of biology and 2003 DePauw alumna Sarah MordanMcCombs. She co-led the winter term course with Kinney, who had been her academic adviser when she was an undergraduate biology major. She didn’t participate in a semester-long study abroad program as a student at DePauw and said it’s one of her great regrets.

Mordan-McCombs taught at another institution for more than a decade before being hired at DePauw in 2020. “It was my dream to be able to come back to DePauw to teach,” she said. And because COVID derailed group travel for a couple of years, 2023 was her first opportunity to participate as an instructor.

Kinney started teaching the Galápagos course the year after MordanMcCombs graduated. “So it’s something that we’ve talked about a lot since I

graduated,” she said. They had even talked about organizing an alumni trip.

“I think going and experiencing a different place and learning that you are okay being in a different place is a really valuable lesson,” Mordan-McCombs said. “No matter where you go. It broadens your global perspective, which is one of the great things about a liberal arts institution.”

Above: Andrew Conarty ’24 gives a lecture, or “site report,” about the Theater of Marcellus (visible in the right part of the background) to peers and professors.
Right: DePauw students study the contrast of craftsmanship of traditional Japanese art- and craft-making to the production of modern products from Japan.


Andrew Conarty ’24 spent last fall semester in Rome and describes it as “perspective-changing.” In fact, the experience was so impactful he is returning in May to conduct research for his Honor Scholar thesis.

Conarty is a classical-civilization major and literature minor, an Honor Scholar and a member of the pre-law and public affairs student organization. He plans to attend law school after graduation.

He went abroad as part of Duke University’s program, the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, which he chose with the assistance of his adviser, professor of classical studies David Guinee. It aligned well with his major, offered field trips almost daily, and Conarty knew the program “would attract bright, dedicated students.”

Because of the experience, he said, “I feel a lot more independent and confident in my schoolwork and a lot more confident in my ability to succeed.”

Conarty received funding from the Honors Scholar Program Hallward-Driemeier Fund to research “how the Popes have influenced our – the public’s – understanding of the ancient Roman past, through their collections of Roman antiquities in the Vatican Museums.”

“At the risk of sounding overzealous, DePauw makes it so easy to study abroad,” Conarty said. “It’s such a life-changing opportunity, I would encourage anyone to do it.”

Studies show that students studying abroad learn independent thinking, decision-making, budgeting, networking, language skills and cross-cultural communication among other skills. “We know that those skills are what employers and graduate schools are looking for,” said Crout.

He and his Hubbard Center team focus on inclusion and making sure study abroad is accessible and available to all students. Finances are a big part of that. “DePauw does a lot in that area to try to help make off-campus studies affordable,” said Crout.

For professors Dave Berque and Hiroko Chiba, their experience teaching a winter term travel course in Japan “is a really good example of how we’ve both grown as faculty members, as well as offering what we think is a really good experience for students,” Berque said.

Berque is vice president for academic affairs and a professor of computer science, and Chiba is the Tenzer Family University Professor in Instructional Technology, and a professor and director of the Asian studies program.

Their course – Japanese Culture, Technology and Design –examines the spirit of craftsmanship present in both the long history of traditional art- and craft-making to the production of modern products, from cars to robots to video games.

Berque said he’s “learned a lot about Japan, and some of that has found its way into other courses that I teach.” Chiba said, “I learn a lot from the students. We want to bring new perspectives to the students, but they bring new perspectives to us, too.”

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Buehler scanning electron microscope captivates, illuminates

Tucked into a wing of Olin Laboratory is a portal to a hidden world. The scanning electron microscope (SEM), housed within the Buehler Biomedical Imaging Center, is one of the hundreds – perhaps thousands – of pieces of equipment used in the daily pursuit of knowledge at the university. But it is likely the most captivating.

With a steady stream of research projects, students and faculty members alike have pulled the SEM into their work. It’s been used for research in biology, geosciences, chemistry, biochemistry – and even in classical studies, to investigate the origins of ancient pottery shards. As a tool that brings small things into focus, it often blurs the line between art and science. Place a sample on its mechanical stage, bombard it with electrons, and a stream of answers and questions emerges as quickly as a wondrous image forms.


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Teeth of a now-extinct eel-like creature were found in the DePauw Nature Park, where a walk from the top to the bottom of the old quarry represents a trip through hundreds of millions of years of geological history. Indiana’s limestone was formed as the remnants of aquatic creatures were compacted, layer by layer, under the weight of an ancient ocean above. Using fossil-dating techniques, geosciences professor Tim Cope and students have used remnants like these to determine the age of sedimentary rock layers. The conodont who owned this particular set of teeth lived about 300 million years ago.

Emily Kaiser ’22 and Lannea Allen ’22
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BLUE SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY WING Jon Lechich and Wade Hazel, professor emeritus of biology Color photo-illustration by Kelly Graves.


Depending on your personal taste, this close-up view may inspire fascination or horror. Either way, this image of a firefly leg illustrates what a student with a will and a way can accomplish with just a little bit of SEM training. Researchers take advantage of the large depth of field inherent to this kind of microscopy to produce images that allow us to understand – if not appreciate – that which is hidden by our own scale.

Victor Alfonso ’20
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SEMs aren’t common at small liberal arts colleges. And where they exist at larger research institutions, an undergraduate student may never have access. These images were made by three DePauw students in a course taught by chemistry professor Hilary Eppley as part of an independent research project. Since crystals of the same chemical composition can grow in vastly different ways depending on environmental conditions, the students were able to use the SEM to both check their work and develop technical skills that will be useful in graduate school or industry.

Thomas Brelage ’23, Rubina Cheema ’23 and Alex Rodgers ’22


The very small can be unsettling for another reason: it can reveal unexpected dangers in our natural environment. This image was produced by a student as part of geosciences assistant professor Ken Brown’s ongoing air quality study in and around Greencastle. The sphere in the middle of the image is, believe it or not, iron. Brown suspects it was put into the air as a “fugitive pollutant” from a local industrial source. With more investigation, he is hoping to pinpoint the origin.

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Nicholas Emanuelson ’25


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DePauw women schedule intercollegiate tennis match with Butler.

Mary Washburn Conklin ’28 wins silver in Summer Olympics a year after finishing her DePauw education. (Track)

Judy George becomes Field Hockey Club adviser.

Ann Wilhoite Brilley ’68 earns a top ten finish in national collegiate golf championship. DePauw has no women’s team. IWISO (later, IAIAW), an Indiana coalition of 20 schools, forms to provide women’s intercollegiate competition.

Title IX of the Civil Rights Act signed into law.

DePauw tennis team, led by Ruth Lester, begins intercollegiate competition.

Coach Mary Bretscher leads DePauw women’s swim team into competition.

Women’s basketball revived at DePauw.

First year women’s NCAA Div III national championships offered.

Patty Dowdell coaches volleyball, softball and basketball at DePauw after a six-year stint on the U.S. women’s national volleyball team.

Olympian Wilma Rudolph joins DePauw as director of the women’s track and field program. Soccer becomes a varsity sport.

Jenny Bauer ’88, first female track All-American.

Swimmer Nancy Gritter ’88 earns third Academic All-American selection.

Heidi Shays Heinbaugh ’91, first DePauw All-American. (Field Hockey)

Joye Rowe Blang ’92 is three-time All-American. (Golf)

Adrienne Rasbach ’94 is three-time All-American, Academic All-American. (Swimming)

Deb Hackworthy Zellers ’92 takes reins of volleyball team.

Cara Duckworth ’02 earns third All-American recognition. (Field Hockey)

Soccer goes to the Final Four!

Leslie Dillon ’06 is first DePauw cross country All-American.

Sarah Gates Wagoner ’07 earns fourth All-American selection. (Golf)

Basketball wins Div III National Championship.

Liz Bondi ’07 plays on national championship team (Basketball), wins national singles title (Tennis) and is named Div III Athlete of the Year.

DePauw golfers place second at NCAA Championships for second straight year.

Megan Soultz ’10 shatters career pitching records at DePauw, posting 113 wins and earning three All-American selections.

Golf team earns runner-up trophy at NCAA championships.

Stevie Baker-Watson becomes Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports at DePauw.

DePauw Field Hockey competes in Final Four.

Basketball wins 2nd NCAA Div III Championship.

Basketball coach Kris Huffman is named Div III Coach of the Year and is inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

Hannah Lukemeyer ’15 wins Elite 89 Award for academic/athletic excellence.

Lacrosse becomes a varsity sport.

Paige Gooch ’14 recognized for Top 30 NCAA Woman of the Year (Top 10 Div III).

Maggie McPhail ’15 earns NCAA postgraduate scholarship. Top 30 NCAA Woman of the Year.

Swimmer Angela Newlon ’17 is four-time All-American.

Volleyball sweeps #1 Wittenberg, advances to NCAAs.

DePauw softball competes in Div III World Series.

Sydney Kopp ’20 earns Jostens Trophy for excellence in classroom, on the court and in the community.

Pitcher Cami Henry ‘22 recognized as Academic All-American and a COSIDA first team All-American.

Erin Pasch ’22, three-time All-American, earns NCAA Postgraduate scholarship.

Field Hockey captain Christina Bourantas ’22 wins Walker Cup.

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Brian Zalewski ’93

“LIBERAL ARTS INSTITUTIONS have an opportunity to nourish the academic, physical and mental aspects of students in an environment that is safe and supportive but also pushes you out of your comfort zone. I continue to believe this really sets you up well for whatever path you take in life,” says Brian Zalewski. “That ability to analyze a problem, engage resources and work together to solve it is critical in whatever you do.”

One way Zalewski, a communication major at DePauw, learned such skills was as a DJ and music director for the university’s WGRE radio station. “I really enjoyed working with Dr. Jeff McCall and the other WGRE student directors on running a radio station. Not only do I love all types of music, but being able to help manage all the aspects of the station’s operations is something that is much harder to get involved in at a larger school.”

Zalewski has been able to relive his WGRE days by returning to campus to host an alumni radio show, and now his two children (Bella Zalewski ’24 and Connor Zalewksi ’26) both have shows on WGRE. “My WGRE experience had a lasting impact on me. I feel it is critical to continue to provide students this opportunity, and I’m proud to see the

standards are still high,” Zalewski says. Zalewski says his parents, who both worked in academia, suggested DePauw to him for the smaller class sizes, extracurricular opportunities and the liberal arts curriculum. And he knew after visiting that DePauw was the place for him. “Married, with children, we found ourselves having the same conversations with our kids about size, opportunity for engagement, academic programs and the ability to play a sport they love (both Bella and Connor are lacrosse athletes).”

“Both our kids say, ‘Division III is the backbone of the NCAA,’ and I believe it,” Zalewski says. “To be able to balance academics, activities and play your sports requires an impressive amount of time management. The mental and physical boost that it provides my kids is important to their mindset, and I love the additional community they both have, as their teammates are so supportive.”

In addition to WGRE and his academic experiences on campus, Zalewksi says activities like co-chairing Little 5, serving on the Interfraternity Recreation board and being a rush counselor all helped him gain skills that he still uses today in his career as a consultant with Accenture. “Leadership

opportunities, running a large project, managing a budget, dealing with challenging situations – you name it, I found it,” Zalewski says. “Those experiences were critical in shaping how I work today and have helped me build lasting and fruitful relationships in both my business and personal life.”

Zalewski and his wife, Christina Dietz Zalewski, stay involved with DePauw by hosting Monon Bell Telecast parties and making financial contributions to support the Fund for DePauw, WGRE and the lacrosse programs.

“My WGRE experience had such an impact on me. I feel it is critical to continue to provide students this opportunity, and I’m proud to see the standards are still high.”
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Leonard W. Huck celebrated his 100th birthday on December 4, 2022. He graduated in 1943 in an accelerated program for the United States Navy. After the war, he settled in Arizona where he met and married Sue Lesher in 1947. He was a bank president, active in the community and named Phoenix Man of the Year in 1978. One of his closest friends was John J. Wittich ’44, former dean of admissions at DePauw. He and his wife live in Scottsdale, Arizona, across the street from Jill Holtgrieve ’60 and Stephan S. Morgan ’60. (See photo.)


Alumni and undergraduate members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity from 1950 through 2025 graduating years gathered on campus during Old Gold 2022. The special event, a celebration of the chapter’s establishment as DePauw’s first fraternity in 1845, was held two years later than intended due to COVID-19. It included tailgating, meeting at the Beta house for a fraternal ceremony and a reception at the Inn at DePauw attended by President Lori White and an executive of the national fraternity. (See photo.)


Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford are the subjects of a 66-track musical Harbinger Records retrospective highlighting their work as one of Broadway’s most successful and enduring writing teams.


Walter W. Sampson Jr. and Robert K. Gibson ’50 attended the 177thanniversary celebration of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity during Old Gold Weekend. (See photo.)


Willis “Bing” Davis was honored by the Presidents Club of Dayton (Ohio) with the region’s prestigious 2022 Citizen Legion of Honor Award.


Jill Holtgrieve Morgan and Stephan S. Morgan live in Scottsdale, across the street from Leonard W. Huck ’44 and his wife Suzanne. Jill taught junior high school while Steve was in medical school at St. Louis University. Later, she owned a needlepoint shop and stayed busy with oil painting, needlepoint and raising a family. Steve did surgical and ophthalmology training at Vanderbilt and Mayo Clinic, followed by two years in the Navy, and private practice. He was an associate professor at St. Louis University Medical School for many years. He kept busy with squash, golf and fly-fishing, and then he and Jill moved to Fountain Hills, Arizona, for retirement in 2004, and to Scottsdale in 2018. (See photo.)

Ellen Work Javernick’s most recent book, “On Eagles’ Wings,” was released by Paulist Press in September 2022.


Lee Livingston Arend and Suzanne Gill Marty have collected letters from the AOPi pledge class of 1963 for 56 consecutive years. Almost everyone has contributed, and they wish to thank Lee and Suzie. It has been a great way to keep in touch.


Alan R. Brill, president of Business Management Consultants, LLP, was named the recipient of the 2022 University of Southern Indiana Romain College of Business Distinguished Accountant award. He is an entrepreneur, investor and mentor, specializing in real estate, radio, newspaper, telephone and software industries.


Pictured with 55th reunion co-chair, Bronson C. Davis, is the first winner of the Class of 1965 Scholarship, Leila Kirkpatrick ’26, a first-year student from Hyde Park, Illinois, who is majoring in psychology and theatre. The Class of 1965 raised $136,000 to establish this scholarship in honor of their 55th reunion. Leila was introduced to the class at a luncheon on September 17. (See photo.)

Vin Hoey completed and published a book, written by his late brother Jan ’69. The book, “The Road Less Traveled: Made All the Difference,” is a memoir of 30 short stories sharing Jan’s life of adventure and journeys in Greencastle and around the world. Book proceeds go to the Small World USA/Nepal fund. It is available on Amazon.


Virginia V. Chanda’s novel, “Psy Mind: Flashpoints,” won the sci-fi/ fantasy fiction category in the 2022 New Mexico-Arizona Books Awards. The book is published by Wasteland Press under the author’s pen name, Val Chanda.


Jack M. Hogan, Bradley K. Stevens ’99 and Joseph H. Nixon III ’02 were inducted into the 2023 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on March 22.

Suzanne Anderson Hoover was honored with Delta Gamma Fraternity’s Oxford Award. The prestigious national award recognizes alumnae who exemplify the fraternity’s philosophy of community service through volunteer and charitable activities. Twenty individuals and organizations submitted letters of support to nominate Suzanne

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Leonard W. Huck ’44 with Sue Lesher Huck, Jill Holtgrieve ’60 and Stephan S. Morgan ’60. Beta Theta Pi fraternity members from 1950 through 2025. Leila Kirkpatrick ’26 with Bronson C. Davis ’65 Suzanne Anderson Hoover ’67

for recognition of her many years of outstanding community engagement and philanthropic leadership, noting she is the epitome of Delta Gamma’s motto, “Do Good.”

Peter R. Linkow is the author of “Leading Diversity for Competitive Advantage.”


Lynn Hostetter Berger is writing a mystery set in Greencastle around 1968. She would like to get in touch with some 1968 alumni to verify facts and get any suggestions they have. Lynn can be reached by phone at 626-616-2828 or by email at

Rudy H. Volkmann conducted the premiere of his “Symphony for Band in Bb Minor” in Augusta, Georgia, on July 31. The four individual movements of the symphony can be found at YouTube Rudy Volkmann. He spends his time teaching fencing five times a week, composing, gardening and caring for his three rescue dogs.


John R. Gruhl retired as a professor of political science from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln after 46 years of teaching. When he retired, the department named its annual award for its outstanding undergraduate after him. He can be reached at


Richard A. Dean, a lawyer for Tucker Ellis LLP, was selected by his peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America for 2023” in the area of mass tort litigation/class actions-defendants.

Joseph E. Koob II recently published his seven-book fantasy series, “The Chronicles of Borea.” This epic work reflects in many ways Dr. Koob’s studies at DePauw and his life’s work as a musician, conductor and college music educator. A unique fantasy with the emphasis on a Bard as a hero (Music); a powerful Wizardess (Magic); and a half-elven Warrior (Might). The series was edited professionally by another DePauw graduate, Stephen W. Bridge. The books are available at Amazon. com. Joseph can be reached through the series website:


Edward M. Greene was named to the board of Young Audiences, advocates for arts education for the children of

New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. He serves as the educational outreach advisor for Wonder Why Consulting, within the field of early childhood education. He is an advisor for PlayPattern, a maker and technology education consulting company, and a research fellow for Knology, a collective of scientists, writers and educators dedicated to studying complex social issues.

David Jacobs co-authored (C. Hoppen, V. Trevisan) “Locating Eigenvalues in Graphs - Algorithms and Applications.” The book is dedicated in part to Professor Underwood Dudley who taught mathematics at DePauw.


Michael C. Williams retired as chief deputy of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, after 32 years of service. He received the 2018 Nathan A. Fishbach Founder’s Award given out by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the legal profession. He spent more than 41 years serving the federal judiciary.


Mark A. Flippell and his wife Buffy participated in the Trailblazer Bike Tour in Montana and Idaho. He is a board member of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. (See photo.)


In September of 2022, eight Alpha Gamma Delta alumni gathered for a mini-reunion in Dayton, Ohio, to catch up with each other and visit some sites. Alumni attending included Kathleen Auchter Leighton ’77, Deborah A. Ulrich ’76, Jerri Iula Roberts ’76, Laura Brown Roberts ’76, Cynthia A. Gossett ’77, Kathy Haynes Guiliani ’77, Susan A. Rising ’76 and Patricia Haynes Gainey ’76. 1976–77 Alpha Gamma Delta alumni at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in front of Air Force One. (See photo.)

Mark P. Gadson is a Saint Michaels, Maryland, musician, songwriter, composer and music producer. He digitally released his latest single, “Forever,” which he wrote as a recessional for his daughter’s recent wedding.

Fifty years ago as freshmen, Marymae Gingrich Beaty, Nancy Shafer Near, Patricia Haynes Gainey and Sue A. Finstick lived on the fourth floor of Rector Hall. In September, they stayed in an Airbnb in Indiana (coming from Minnesota, California and Indiana) to reunite and catch up, meet spouses, swim, and share stories. (See photo.)

Patricia Stafford Wolford is the co-author of a children’s book, “Little Turtle’s Kiawah Island Journey.” The book is beautifully illustrated and tells the adventure of one little turtle searching for its forever home.


Barbara Kingsolver’s latest book, “Demon Copperhead,” was a New York Times bestseller. The book is a modern retelling of Charles Dickens’ “David Copperfield.” (See page 11.)

Clifford J. Shultz II is the author of “Community, Economy and COVID

19: Lessons from Multi-Country Analyses of a Global Pandemic.”


David M. Walker was in an Eagles Super Bowl ad. The ad was local to Philadelphia but still exciting.


Charles D. Brooks was named the Cyber Express Cybersecurity Person of the Year 2022 for his role in setting a standard for excellence in the field of cybersecurity.

Debra Messenger Anderson was recognized as a 30-year employee of Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. She has served the hospital for 27 years as a pediatric heart transplant coordinator and more recently as the program manager for Healthy You for Life. Allison Silva, the vice president for Ancillary Services commented, “the amount of people (patients, families, team members) you have touched with your unwavering love, caring and knowledge during your 30-year career as a nurse and nurse practitioner amazes me.” Debra and her husband, Bradford L. Anderson, live in Smithfield, Virginia.

Mark A. Flippell ’75 Members of Alpha Gamma Delta
Marymae Gingrich Beaty ’76, Nancy Shafer Near ’76, Patricia Haynes Gainey ’76 and Sue A. Finstick ’76.


Margaret G. Rush, president of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was elected to the Children’s Hospital Association Board of Trustees.

Duane Nickell recently published a book, “Einstein Lived Here: A Travel Guide to the Places He Lived, Worked and Played.” The book is available on Amazon.


Comer Plummer III is the author of “Twilight in the Lands of Disorder; Spain, France, and the Conquest of Morocco (1906–1927).” The book is available on Amazon.


David S. Hathaway and Ted W. Rutan ’82 returned to campus on January 14 to cheer on the Tigers to a thrilling win over Wabash. (See photo)

Suzanne D. Strater is retiring from the practice of law after working for the federal courts in Chicago for more than two decades.


Andrew C. Ray is secretary and treasurer of B&B Energy Systems in Indianapolis. He is also a film critic for Current Publishing and

Rebecca Ruehl Farley joined William Raveis Realty and is a part of the South Bay team in Southwest Florida. Becky can be reached at Becky.Farley@

Wendi Taylor Nations ran for alderman of Chicago’s 43rd Ward and lost in a highly competitive race on February 28th. Her website is


Jeffrey H. Cozad and Jane Maxwell Cozad celebrated the marriage of their daughter Carly (Northwestern ’15) to Russell Kerns (Northwestern ’15) on October 9, 2021, at Glen View Club in Golf, Illinois, with many DePauw alumni in attendance. (See photo.)

Litzi T. Hartley and Michael J. Sheehan celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a renewal of their vows in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, on September 6, 2022. Litzi has been a mental health therapist for more

than 20 years and is part of a group psychiatric practice. Being bilingual and bicultural, she specializes in treating the Hispanic community. Litzi, Michael, and their two daughters reside in the western suburbs of Chicago. (See photo.)

Susan Mahan Fasig is the president of the board of directors for the Indianapolis Propylaeum, a historic women’s organization founded by suffragettes in 1881. The organization’s mission is to connect and celebrate women. It maintains and operates from a property on the National Register of Historic Places in Indianapolis’ Old Northside neighborhood. Dr. Lori White participated in the Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series program at the Propylaeum on February 23rd.

The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy announced Deputy Director Bryant L. Orem graduated from the 284th FBI National Academy Session, December 8. (See photo.)

Carole Spinner Snyder is the Republican County Chair of Morgan County, Indiana.

Peter Ruppert, founder and CEO of Fusion Education Group accepted the Robert C. McDermond Medal of Excellence in Entrepreneurship and delivered a presentation titled, “DePauw: A Launchpad to Limitless Opportunities.”


Ellen Gomard Repasky, a senior vice president of account management for Dalton, a brand and communications agency, was promoted to the secondgeneration leadership team, becoming a new partner. (See photo.)

Bradley C. Graveline and Kathryn Ryan Douglas ’18, who work together

Kappa Alpha Theta, Class of 1984, 60th birthday gathering in Fort Myers, Florida. Those attending included (front row) Lisa A. Benham, Catherine Cockerill Moran, Carol Schussler Martin, Leslie Knott, Karen Stark Caldemeyer, Anne Roscher Parks, Jennifer Mott-Mueller, Jennifer Tracey Eisenheim, Linda Young Richardson, (back row) Susan A. Ellefson, Elizabeth Lewis McMillan, Emily Elliott Browning, Anne McDonald Peterson, Kimberly West Brinn, Gwendolyn Robbins Hays, Anne Ringer Whitlock, Amy Robb Bolazina, Elizabeth Hughes Krebs, Catharine Iversen Zabrowski, Mary Wynne Cox, Susan Torie Cabe, Claire Gilbert Kluever, Ellen Flint Godfrey, Kelly E. Naylor, Linda Walker Thrapp and Elizabeth Copher Browning.

Jeffrey H. Cozad ’86 and Jane Maxwell Cozad ’86 celebration. DePauw alumni attending included Grayson A. Schoch ’18, Haley E. Wright ’20, David D. Riefe ’85, Laura Parsons Schoch ’87, Breton A. Schoch ’86, Michael B. Sellers ’85, Mark R. Koenig ’86, Jeff A. Cozad ’86, Karen Strasma Koenig ’87, Jane Maxwell Cozad ’86, Stephen C. Denison ’86, Amy Cozad Challgren ’89, Julie Maxwell Kalan ’90, Jeffrey H. Travis ’85, Susan Pittman Travis ’87, Matthew S. Darnall ’85, Jennifer Lindamood Darnall ’85, Mark S. Smith ’85, Chris Johnson and David W. Johnson ’85.

at the law firm Sheppard Mullin, recently authored “Illinois Marijuana Laws and Regulations” (LexisNexis 2022). The book contains a discussion of various cannabis-related legal issues. Brad is a partner and Kate is an associate in the Chicago office of Sheppard Mullin.

Donald G. Heatherly, CFP and veteran

advisor, is president and co-founder of HK Private Client LLC, a boutique wealth management firm, based out of Naperville, Illinois (with clients across the United States). The firm launched in late April 2022. Don is a 25-year veteran of the brokerage and private banking industries. He and his wife Kathi live in Naperville. (See photo.)

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Litzi T. Hartley ’86 and Michael J. Sheehan Bryant L. Orem ’86 David S. Hathaway ’84 and Ted W. Rutan ’82

Parents Andrea Jones Miller, Dave E. Miller, Kristina R. Szabo ’90, Casey Cornelsen St. John ’90 and Brent E. St. John ’89 attended a soccer game at DePauw. Their daughters play soccer at DePauw: Emma K. St. John ’23, Whitney W. Freeman ’24 and Macy M. Miller ’26. Also attending the game was Elizabeth C. St. John ’90. (See photo.)

Kent A. Ono, professor of communications at the University of

Utah, has been named a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association. The recognition is given to those who have attained “a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication.”


The Class of 1988 Pi Phis got together in Destin, Florida, in September 2022. (See photo.)

Michael D. Bohlin, a board-certified hospitalist with 16 years of experience with Franciscan Alliance, is the chief medical officer at Franciscan Health Crown Point, Indiana.

James P. Getgey recently celebrated 31 years of marriage to his DePauw sweetheart Amy Williams Getgey ’86 and lives in Cincinnati with two daughters, Isabella, 22, and Katerina, 19. He also recently joined the Cure Starts Now Foundation as the chief marketing officer. The Cure Starts Now is an international foundation with 39 chapters around the world.Their foundation has provided more than $26,000,000 worth of cancer research funding and support with their 26 collaborative partners.

Erica A. Okone and Kevin McCoy were married August 27 in Long Beach, New York. Her sorority sister, Tina A. Hill ’87 attended the wedding.


Constance M. Fellman is a news anchor, reporter and producer for the local CBS affiliate in Green Bay, Wisconsin, WFRVTV Local 5 News. She is returning to the television industry after taking time off to raise her daughter. She still considers “Mom” to be her primary job title. She enjoys travel, music, hiking, animals and the outdoors. She is an avid musician and plays trumpet in several groups, performing jazz and concert music locally, as well as a singer and guitar player in the all-female rock band Chick Trip.

Heather Galloway Vickers received her doctorate in art education in December 2021 from Purdue University where she has been teaching for 10 years. Her dissertation was titled “Comparative Study of Rhoda Kellogg’s Children’s Artistic Development Research.”


Christopher M. Hall is the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at Personalis, a leader in advanced genomics for cancer.


Paul K. Haynes is secretary of internal medicine at Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis and the vice president of the Indianapolis Gastroenterology Research Foundation. He is the principal investigator of several studies involving the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and gastroparesis. He was named one of the

top Indianapolis gastroenterologists in the November 2022 issue of the Indianapolis Monthly magazine.


Jennifer Eads Banyan is vice president of programs for Community Foundation Boulder County (Colorado), the county’s philanthropic partner for more than 30 years.

Kraig Kinney, Indiana’s state emergency medical technicians director, has been elected to the board of directors for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.


Bob Weaver joined DePauw University as senior director of communications. He lives with his wife Kelly and two children.

Brian Zalewski is co-chair of the 30th reunion committee. Brian and his wife Christina reside near Chicago where Christina is a vice president of human resources for Northwestern Medicine and Brian is a consultant with Accenture. In their free time, they enjoy golf, music, wine, travel and watching their two children play lacrosse for DePauw.


Susan Westhafer Furukawa is the author of “The Afterlife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi: Popular culture and historical fiction in Japan.” After DePauw, Susan earned a master’s in East Asian Studies at Stanford University and a doctorate in East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. She is an associate professor of Japanese at Beloit College.


Alyssa Frelk Quinlan was appointed CEO of Hindman Auctions, a fine art auction house with 16 locations in the U.S. Prior to the appointment, Alyssa was chief business development officer for Hindman.

Amy B. Wachholtz is an associate professor and director of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Colorado. She received an Oxford University Fellowship for 2023 Trinity and Hilary terms during her sabbatical from the University of Colorado–Denver. While in residence as a visiting fellow at Oxford University, she will be affiliated with Magdalene College where she will lecture, engage in research and participate in academic life.

Ellen Gomard Repasky ’87 Donald G. Heatherly ’87 Parents Andrea Jones Miller ’87, Dave E. Miller, Kristina R. Szabo ’90, Casey Cornelsen St. John ’90 and Brent E. St. John ’89.
Class of 1988 Pi Phi reunion. Those present included Cynthia Dugan Curnow, Ellen Dexheimer Mather, Jane Mutchner Ferguson, Victoria Blum Skelton, Jennifer King Molyneaux, Stephanie Branson Douglas, Amy Baumgartner Mathias and Jennifer Lodovisi Evanseck.


Anthony E. Graves was invited to speak at the 155th birthday celebration of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois in Accra, Ghana, by the W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Foundation on February 23 along with the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, the Honorable Virginia Palmer. Accra is the final resting place of Du Bois and his second wife Shirley Du Bois. He shared new research on historic visits to Denver, Colorado, by Du Bois during his life and career as an intellectual, civil rights icon, sociologist and founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Anthony also reflected on the implications of DuBois’s visits to Colorado on the state’s civil rights movement. Professionally, Anthony is a cabinet official at the University of Colorado–Denver where he serves as the managing director of Partnerships and Innovation. During his time in Ghana, he also worked to cultivate technology and educational exchanges with the Helping Africa Foundation and local universities.

Danica R. Mathes, an attorney and partner with Bell Nunnally in Dallas, Texas, was recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America 2023.” She has been listed for more than 15 consecutive years. She was also named to the 2022 “Texas Super Lawyers” list.


Cassidy Ruschell Rosenthal is the chair of Commerce Lexington’s board of directors for 2023. She is the Lexington office executive member and a member (partner) in Stites & Harbison’s Lexington office. As a member of the Construction Service Group, her practice focuses on advising clients throughout all phases of construction projects.


Anna Sobol, MD, published a children’s book on the challenging topic of going through medical training and separation/divorce. “The Princess: A Fairy Tale & A True Story” is available on Amazon.


Joseph P. Rogowski was named chief medical director by the National Basketball Retired Players Association.


Lawren K. Mills is a member of the Indiana Business Journal’s class of 2022 Women of Influence. The program recognizes women who have risen to the

highest levels of business, the arts, and community and public service in central Indiana. Lawren is a partner and chair of the public affairs group at Ice Miller LLP.


Melissa K. Fredericks is a native of the United States Virgin Islands and an author. She has written her first novel, “Mer: A Caribbean Underwater Adventure,” a young adult fantasy that takes place on the island of St. Thomas. She is currently visiting Virgin Islands schools to introduce the book to students and talk about the process of writing books and turning them into movies. Her website:

Leyla M. Raizk and Kevin Shay were married November 19, 2021, in Covington, Kentucky. DePauw alumni attending the wedding of Leyla M. Raizk ’03 and Kevin Shay included M. Brittain Phillips ’03, Sarah Glass Phillips ’03, Britney Rose Walker ’03, Jason C. Walker ’03, Annette Hobbs Magier ’03, Kristin Gieseke Smigielski ’03, Marissa Gee Kopp ’03, Katharine Dalman Gingras ’03, Theresa Herman Beardsley ’03 and Andrew L. Beardsley ’04


Michael W. Langellier, TechPoint president and chief executive officer, is stepping down. He leaves a legacy of helping Indianapolis develop a reputation as a major tech hub. He will join High Alpha venture studio.

Lauren Bohlander and her husband, driver Tony Kanaan, will retire from the NTT IndyCar Series following the 107th Indianapolis 500 this May.


Kristin A. Briney is the author of “Managing Data for Patron Privacy: Comprehensive Strategies for Libraries.”

Craig E. Greiwe is global chief strategy officer and president of marketing at GoDigital Media Group.


Jonathan D. Enenbach is vice president of brokerage sales for senior health solutions at Mutual of Omaha.

Nicole Pence Becker was joined by four Pence Media Group colleagues –all alumnae – at an on-campus Insight Panel co-sponsored by the McDermond Center and DePauw Women in Economics, Business & Media. Joining

Nicole: Andrea Kleymeyer ’06, Lexie Manor ’22, Melissa Mattingly ’07 and Lisa Wallace ’06.


Daniel T. Streitz Jr. earned fellowships in both the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He currently practices dentistry in Plainfield and Joliet, Illinois.

Kathryn Roth Mylenbusch was part of the team bringing to life the climate and ecological justice film “The Letter,” produced in partnership with Off the Fence (producers of Oscar-winning film “My Octopus Teacher”) and in collaboration with the Vatican. It is currently available on YouTube Originals, PBS, and other local broadcasters.


Lindsay Pavell Gramlich is a member of the Indy Reads board of directors. The nonprofit organization builds literacy, English language and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential. Lindsay has three children and is a frequent volunteer throughout Indianapolis.


Nicole Craker Starr moved to Cincinnati and joined Holzapfel and Lied Plastic Surgery Center as a facial plastic surgeon.


Ryan Myrehn is doing radio for the NTT IndyCar Series, SRO Motorsports Group and other sporting events. He lives in Indianapolis.

David G. Terry is a featured performer in Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas and

a new recurring character in the fifth season of Freeform(Disney) TV’s “Good Trouble.” He was a voice major at DePauw and can be found at


Rajpreet K. Heir is a tenure-track assistant professor of nonfiction at Ithaca College. Her shortlist of four memoirs was featured in the New York Times. The memoirs included “Making a Scene” by “Crazy Rich Asians” actress Constance Wu; “UpHill” by former ESPN co-anchor Jemele Hill; “Slow Cooked” by public health advocate Marion Nestle; and “Homebound” by housing rights advocate Vanessa A. Bee.

Aliza J. Keen and Christopher Chase were married October 22 in Glen Cove, New York. (See photo.)

Logan E. Meek earned a master’s of divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is serving as a student minister at Rock Bridge Community Church in Ringgold, Georgia.


Sophia M. Da Silveira and Reid Stephenson were married April 2022 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (See photo.)


Michael A. Paniccia is founder of Wicked Opossum Records, whose first release, “Starstruck: A Tribute to The Kinks,” includes contributions by Wheatus (“Teenage Dirtbag”), members of Sum 41 and the Offspring, alongside other veteran punk and power pop musicians. It is being co-promoted by the Kinks (BMG) and Dave Davies and releases December 9th.

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Claire A. Zingraf and Aaron M. Aliza J. Keen ’12 and Christopher Chase wedding. DePauw alumni attending the wedding include Melissa Penfold Cramer ’12, Anna Kung ’11, Sonakshi N. Chaubal ’12, Elizabeth Guerrero ’13, Brittany A. Sievers ’13, Sarah E. House ’14 and Claire M. McVey ’12.

Sophia M. Da Silveira ’14 and Reid Stephenson wedding. DePauw alumni attending included Abigail Prine Lawson ’14, Denise Anderson Da Silveira ’83, Duarte M. Da Silveira ’82, John R. Strubbe ’14, Kathleen A. Kay ’14, Lauren Da Silveira Fisher ’10, Maria M. Mendez ’19, Elizabeth A. Kay ’08, Shelby Hutchinson Schuh ’04, Elizabeth R. Conley ’14, Jake F. Smith ’17, Bryan W. Heck ’09, Alexander J. Da Silveira ’18, Katherine E. O’Laughlin ’18, Clark C. M. Edwards ’14, Blake M. M. Edwards ’19, Marissa N. Pinto ’14 and Melanie Studnicka Kouba ’15. Attending but not pictured was Brian M. Fisher ’10.

Lauren J. Abendroth ’15 and Sam K. Rumbach ’15 wedding. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Robert S. Dillon ’15, Sarah A. Mitchell ’17, Michael T. Matthew ’15, Courtney Nelson Beniak ’13, James V. Perry ’15, Ashley A. Isaac ’13, Margaret Anderson Coquillette ’15, Kevin W. Coquillette ’15, Alexander M. Parker ’14, Abigail Thompson Parker ’15, Hannah H. Lukemeyer ’15, Leah L. Seigel ’09, Mark A. Wells ’15 and Samantha Langley Wells ’16. Present but not pictured were Colleen M. Frost ’16, Emma J. Ondik ’15, Jenna M. Stoner ’16, John J. Bartlett Jr. ’15, Nicholas W. Coffeen ’15, Giles “Chip” Locke IV ’15 and Alison Stephens Bangert ’14.

Claire A. Zingraf ’14 and Aaron M. Vaillancourt ’14 wedding. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Alexander S. K. Parker ’15, Anna Steinbart Johnston ’14, Emeline Hansen Thompson ’13, Jennifer Evans Ebbeler ‘’14, Andrea Zeis Barrett ’13, Scott E. Thompson Jr. ’15, John T. Colton ’14, Brandon D. Dountz ’14, Aaron M. Vaillancourt ’14 (groom), Edward J. Rudy ’12. Claire Zingraf Vaillancourt ’14 (bride), Olivia “Sadie” Clark ’13, Victoria “Torie” Davidson ’13, Kelly R. Weber ’12, Janessa R. Brown ’13, Meredith A. Adler ’13, Amber L. Franklin ’14, Shelby F. Bremer ’13, Cara Bargiacchi Stroman ’16 and Jon A. Stroman ’14.

Vaillancourt were married October 8, 2022, at Fountain Square Theater in Indianapolis. (See photo.)


Lauren J. Abendroth and Sam K. Rumbach were married April 30. (See photo.)

Marcus J. van der Meulen has joined the UBS Wealth Management USA in their firm’s Tampa, Florida, office as a financial advisor.


Theodore “Ted” Benmenderfer was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Navy and completed his clinical psychology pre-doctoral internship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the final

degree requirement for his PsyD from Adler University.

Page N. Daniels earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Illinois and has officially obtained her degree. She is a scientist with Primordial Genetics in San Diego.


Perrin C. Duncan was honored at the Ladies in the News Luncheon and Style Show March 31 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, Oklahoma Hospitality Club’s annual fundraiser. Perrin is the special projects manager for the Arnall Family Foundation.

Annie J. Graves and Dominic Ziolek were married September 29 in Larkspur, Colorado. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Emily J. Ward ’17, Riley K. Riordan ’17, Samual R.

Ellason C. Freeman and John “Jack” E. Norton ’18 wedding. Groomsmen included DePauw alumni Connor D. Reed ’18, Ryan K. Raupach ’18, Jonathan “Jack” Rotman ’18, Eric M. Petersen ’18, Jordan K. Watt ’18 and Michael J. Kolbus ’18. Bridesmaids included DePauw alumni Anna Munoz Morales ’19. Abigail R. Burton ’19, Samantha L. Goodale ’19, Sarah J. Selzer ’19, Megan C. Mannering ’19 and Nicole A. Pamphilis ’19.

Parker ’17, Timothy C. Riehle ’86, Tiffany Renwick Riehle ’86, Ellen Renwick Riehle ’17, Matthew H. Gullickson ’17, Mary C. Woods ’19, Claire F. Marquardt ’17, Olivia T. Neff ’20, Danielle L. Dattilio ’17, James J. McDonnell III ’17, Kyle L. Winters ’17 and Micah R. Rhodes ’17


Molly K. Madden is a first-year associate with the Faegre Drinker law firm.


Anna K. Cron is an associate attorney with the law firm of Taylor, Chadd, Minnette, Schneider & Clutter, P.C.

Ellason C. Freeman and John “Jack” E. Norton ’18 were married September 24. (See photo.)

Abigail G. Martin received the Payne Fellowship for 2023. The fellowship will fund two internships (one in Congress and one at the United States Embassy abroad) to earn her master’s degree and to work at the United States Agency for International Development as an education officer after graduation. Abigail has chosen to study International Development in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

Mary C. Woods is the interim head coach of the Saint Louis University Billikens’ women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams.


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George W. Crane Jr., 102, Durham, North Carolina, April 30. He was a member of Delta Chi, the Washington C. DePauw Society, the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame and a Rector scholar. He was a dermatologist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Johnson Crane ’42.


Barbara Anderson Hayes, 100, Haverford, Pennsylvania, February 4. She was a member of Delta Zeta. She had a career as an educational researcher for the Montgomery County Board of Education in Pennsylvania. Barbara married Harold Lee Hayes, her childhood sweetheart, on June 14, 1944. They were married for 63 years. She wrote a memoir, “Prairie Roots,” that chronicled her family’s life in a central Illinois town. Survivors include a daughter, Janet Hayes Nice ’78. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lena McNeel Anderson, Class of 1917; and a sister, Martha Anderson Leonas ’41.

Constance Ceeley Klarer, 101, Fairborn, Ohio, July 27. She was a teacher and church organist. She and her husband were dog lovers and owned nine Gordon Setters. Survivors include a daughter, Constance Klarer Kenerley ’80


John C. Emison Jr., 100, Chatham, Massachusetts, December 25. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and a Rector scholar. He retired as vice president and treasurer of Revere, Copper & Brass. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Evans Emison ’46; and a daughter, Lucy A. Emison ’72. He was preceded in death by a grandfather,

John W. Emison, Class of 1887; his father, John C. Emison, Class of 1911; his mother, Ruth Miller Emison, Class of 1912; a sister, Martha Emison Baur ’41; uncles, Richard A. Emison, Class of 1916, Robert S. Emison ‘28 and James H. Emison ‘47; aunts, Esse Summers Emison, Class of 1917, Dorothy Gantz Emison ’28 and Eileen Sullivan Emison ’47

Jean MacRae Jones, 100, Decatur, Illinois, November 18. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She had a successful career with Illinois Power Company. As a member of the DePauw Alumni Association she was active in planning many reunions for her classmates as well as being involved in Kappa Kappa Gamma activities for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald A. Jones ’43

Rawson H. Murdock Jr., 100, South Bend, Indiana, December 30. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He had a career as a printer. His favorite pastime was flying his experimental Tailwind aircraft.

Anne Paisley Porteous, 100, Carmel, Indiana, December 31. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She worked at Mayo Clinic and later taught science at Carmel Clay Township in Indiana.


Gratia Hannan Griffith, 98, Post Falls, Idaho. She was a Spanish teacher, a private piano instructor and a consultant for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.


Wayne S. Montgomery, 97, Asheville, North Carolina, January 6. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and a Rector scholar. He was an orthopedic surgeon and served on numerous medical boards. He played clarinet in the Asheville Community Band. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Jeschke Montgomery ’47.

Miriam White Jacobs, 99, Phoenix, Arizona, December 27. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. She was a high school substitute teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray S. Jacobs ’45; a son, Tomas Jacobs ’70; and a sister, Eleanor Marshall-White ’49


Ruth Bergstrom Grauer, 97, Wausau, Wisconsin, December 2. She was a

member of Alpha Gamma Delta. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold A. Bergstrom ’52.

Maurice L. Bullock, 98, Gaithersburg, Maryland, September 18. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and a Rector scholar. He taught physics at Hamilton College and Boston University before joining IBM as a consultant to higher education.

Helen Gleeton Seifried, 97, Saint Charles, Illinois, October 31. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She was an elementary school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. G. Seifried ’49

Jean Irving Barnes, 97, Gifford, Illinois, September 22. She was a member of Delta Zeta. She taught first grade for 25 years.


Joyce Downs Menk, 96, Arvada, Colorado, August 6. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi and the Washington C. DePauw Society.

William A. Imler, 97, Fort Wayne, Indiana, July 31. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He was a United Methodist minister serving several churches in Indiana. After retirement, he served as pastor of a Methodist church in Indonesia as a missionary. Survivors include his wife, Dona Wilson Imler ’48. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl D. Imler, Class of 1912

Helen Winsock Bibo, 96, Paris, Illinois, January 23. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She was an English teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip G. Bibo ’47


Dorothy Cline Yunghans, 95, Pittman, New Jersey, December 4. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She was a retired school administrator. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland S. Yunghans ’50

Virginia Deitrick Delaney, 94, Jacksonville, Illinois, January 4. She was a primary education school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Delaney ’50

Sara Calvert Dixon, 97, Overland Park, Kansas, December 9. She was a member of Delta Zeta. She was a dietitian and a special education teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred D. Dixon ’49

Jeannette Gahan Wenzel, 94, Saint Petersburg, Florida, April 29. She worked in a newsroom. She was a community volunteer. Survivors include a sister, Marjorie Gahan Beardsley ’42; a niece, Karen Beardsley Taylor ’70; and a nephewin-law, Perry L. Taylor ’70. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manfred J. Wenzel ’49

A. Theodore Halsted Jr., 95, Richmond, Indiana, January 26. He was a member of Delta Chi and a Rector scholar. He served as a missionary in south India from 1949–52 and then as a United Methodist minister retiring in 1992.

Enid Patricia Meredith Bennett, 95, Nashville, Tennessee, January 15. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She taught art history at Indiana/ Purdue University in Indianapolis. She enjoyed crosswords, Impressionism, Broadway musicals, Cosmos, Paris and all cookbooks. Survivors include her husband, Robert A. Bennett ’49. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph T. Meredith, Class of 1918; and her mother, Enid Vandeveer Meredith, Class of 1918

Donald K. Mossberger, 95, Henrico, Virginia, November 10. He was a member of Sigma Nu. He was a railroad supervisor and a train master.

John P. Simon, 95, Lakeland, Florida, December 2. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association. He was a United Methodist minister and retired as superintendent of the West Palm Beach district.

Nancy Steele Noertker, 94, Asheville, North Carolina, August 30, 2021. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She earned her pilot’s license and helped sail the family’s 51’ Ketch, Osprey, around the world. Survivors include a sister, Carolyn Steele Stauffer ’43. She was preceded in death by her father, Merrill F. Steele, Class of 1917; and her mother, Frances Neff Steele, Class of 1918.


Ruth Clark Stage, 94, Carmel, Indiana, November 19. She was a member of Delta Gamma. She was an elementary school teacher, a librarian and media specialist.

Suzanne Day Pontius, 94, Cincinnati, Ohio, December 6. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She was a preschool teacher and a volunteer in many community organizations. She was


preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Pontius ’50

Arthur C. Jordan, 94, Homosassa, Florida, December 29. He was a retired vice president for Leo Burnett Advertising Company, overseeing the Maytag Lonely Repairman campaign. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee Jordan ’50

Frederick J. Kent, 94, Cutler Bay, Florida, June 4. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association and a Rector scholar. He was a music librarian and, later, music curator of the Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music, the world’s largest circulating library of orchestral scores and parts. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude Mathew Kent ’28.

Alfred “Al” Ries, 95, Atlanta, Georgia, October 7. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Washington C. DePauw Society. He was the recipient of an Alumni Citation from DePauw in 1989. He co-authored the ad industry classic, “Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind.”

George J. Smith, 93, Willoughby, Ohio, January 21. He worked in business management. He enjoyed sailing and traveling. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Luttrell Smith ’51.

Herbert A. Whitney, 93, Victoria, British Columbia, September 21. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and a Rector scholar. He was a university professor and taught geography.


Frances Chambers Joswick, 93, Sequim, Washington, July 22. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta. She was a psychiatric social worker and became an administrator of social/ vocational residential facilities for newly discharged mental health patients.

Virginia Condon Neff, 93, Edgewood, Kentucky, November 20. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She enjoyed walking, gardening, golf, tennis and spending time with her family. Survivors include a son, Roger L. Neff IV ’91; sister, Mary Condon McNairy ’55; brother-in-law, Jack H. McNairy ’55; and sister-in-law, Martha Neff Pound ’51. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger L. Neff III ’51.

Norman G. Morris, 94, Columbus, Indiana, April 22. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and Phi Beta Kappa and a Rector scholar. He was president of

the local printing firm, Avery Press, in Columbus, Indiana. Survivors include a son, Thomas G. Morris ’76. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Avery Morris ’51

Owen W. Robbins, 93, Needham, Massachusetts, January 3. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and the Washington C. DePauw Society and a Rector scholar. He was a businessman. He was preceded in death by brothers, Jack L. Robbins ’47 and Galen P. Robbins ’47

Nina Streepey Zanes, 93, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 26. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She traveled internationally, enjoyed walking and watching Dartmouth’s crew team practice and compete.


Beverly Baird Bugher, 92, Carmel, Indiana, August 9. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and Phi Beta Kappa. She worked in hospital patient accounts. Survivors include her husband, William D. Bugher ’51

Kent R. Bone, 92, Tallahassee, Florida, March 5. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and a Rector scholar. He was a business owner.

Mary Brendlinger Woodland, 92, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, November 12. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She enjoyed playing tennis, golf, traveling, gardening, volunteering and spending time with her family.

Patricia Crays Dixon, 92, Carmel, Indiana, October 24. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She was a member of the board of directors of the Rockville National Bank and worked part-time at the bank for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Dixon Harbison ’88

Carleton E. Dangremond Jr., 92, Fountain Hills, Arizona, November 4, He was a member of Sigma Nu; Phi Beta Kappa; a DePauw alumni citation recipient; and a Rector scholar. He was an anesthesiologist. He and his wife enjoyed travel and visited all 50 states and 30 countries.

Allen D. Fleener, 92, Dallas, Texas, October 13. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and the Washington C. DePauw Society. He served on DePauw’s Board of Visitors and the DePauw Board of Trustees. He was a leader in several technology companies, including Intervoice in Dallas, where he led the company as president to an

IPO. He contributed to many charitable and educational organizations including DePauw University.

Ruth Johnson Fawell, 92, Naperville, Illinois, November 18. She taught elementary school and was a curriculum resource specialist and project idea teacher in a gifted school’s program.

William T. Ong, 93, Los Angeles, California, January 28. He was a member of Sigma Chi and the Washington C. DePauw Society. He co-founded the McAdams & Ong ad agency in Philadelphia. He wrote six novels and the screenplay for his novel, “The Lion and the Eagle.” Survivors include a nephew, Winfield D. Ong ’80 He was preceded in death by his father, William I. Ong ’28; his mother, Janet Neff Ong ’28; and brothers, David N. Ong ’54 and William I. Ong ’58

Nancy Urschel Bickel, 92, Wabash, Indiana, November 3. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She was an elementary school teacher; a community volunteer; and a member of professional organizations. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis J. Urschel ’55


Louis O. Carr, 91, West Lafayette, Indiana, September 4. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He was an insurance agent and founded his own agency. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Stutz Carr ’55. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis L. Carr, Class of 1919; and his mother, Bernice Gossett Carr, Class of 1920

Jerry A. Freeman, 91, Pacific Grove, California, October 6. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He was a physician and practiced anesthesiology for 30 years at Denver Presbyterian Hospital. Survivors include a son, Daniel R. Freeman ’89 He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Rogers Freeman ’54

Victor S. Jackson Jr., 91, Rushville, Illinois, September 7. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He was a business owner. He was an avid golfer and member of community organizations.

John Jakes, 90, Sarasota, Florida, March 11. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and a lifetime member of the Washington C. DePauw Society. He was a former member of DePauw’s Board of Visitors and Board of Trustees. He received the Old Gold Goblet in 1984; an honorary degree

from DePauw in 1977; and was the commencement speaker in 1995. He wrote and published over 80 books which sold more than 120 million copies worldwide. He was best known for his historical fiction novels which included the “Kent Family Chronicles” and “North and South” trilogy. He had an interest in theater, and acted, directed and wrote original plays and musicals. Survivors include his wife, Rachel Payne Jakes ’51; and a daughter, Victoria Jakes Montgomery ’84

Kay Kennedy Clark Manifold, 91, Louisville, Kentucky, September 6. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was a teacher and library assistant. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles R. Clark ’59

Mary Lacy Hood, 91, Gibson City, Illinois, January 11. She was a member of Delta Zeta. She was a community volunteer and taught Sunday school. She enjoyed playing bridge and board games.

Barbara LaHue Covey, 91, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, September 8. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She was a registered nurse and community volunteer. Survivors include a niece, Chrisanne LaHue Johnson ’82; and a sister-in-law, D. Joanne Sykes LaHue ’60. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles E. LaHue ’28; her mother, Mary Headington LaHue ’28; her husband, Thomas J. Covey ’50; her brother, Richard F. LaHue ’58; her sister, Judith LaHue Jens ’57; her uncles, Foster C. LaHue ’39 and Roy C. LaHue ’42; and her aunt, Marsha Behse LaHue ’42

Robert M. Seiler, 91, Fairfax, Virginia, June 3, 2021. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association. He had a career in music education, teaching string instruments and performing in numerous orchestras.


Barbara Burgoyne Schanck, 88, Maryville, Illinois, February 2, 2021. She was a member of Alpha Phi. She was a private legal secretary and bookkeeper.

Helen Curry Holland, 89, Indianapolis, Indiana, December 18. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She was an elementary school teacher. Survivors include a sister, Martha Curry Morey ’52.

Marjorie Davis Morehead, 90, Colorado Springs, March 6. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and the Washington C. DePauw Society.


She was a teacher and a United Methodist church preschool director. Survivors include her husband, David J. Morehead ’53; and daughters, Elizabeth Morehead Wilson ’83 and Ann Morehead McClellan ’88. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Leavitt Davis ’26 and a twin sister, Betty Davis Givens ’54.

Martha Swintz Watkins, 88, Rockingham, Virginia, June 7, 2021. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She was a librarian and cataloger. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Swintz, Class of 1919; her mother, Jessie Gobin Swintz, Class of 1918; her husband, John M. Watkins ’54; a sister, Julia Swintz Mills ’42; and a brother-in-law, Richard R. Mills ’42.

Audrey Thomas Pelham, 90, Indianapolis, Indiana, January 15. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. She was a bookkeeper for multiple businesses. She was a community and church volunteer. Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Pelham Burns ’86; sisters, Eleanor Thomas Nash ’56 and Ann Thomas Wade ’58; a brother-in-law, Michael T. Nash ’55; and nephews, Thomas M. Wade ’85 and Stephen C. Wade ’87


Berry Conway Passano, 89, Oxford, Maryland, January 5. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta. She was a business owner and community volunteer.

Marilyn Johnson Rousseau, 88, Fort Wayne, Indiana, April 22. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She was a charter member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and held numerous leadership positions.

Barbara Savage Feld, 89, Greencastle, Indiana, November 17. She was an elementary school teacher and a business owner. Survivors include a granddaughter, Ruth L. Poor ’13. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alan E. Feld ’49

Sara Seger Smith Parente, 89, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, November 20. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She was a teacher.

Carol Warren Carr, 88, Carol Stream, Illinois, September 18. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta. She was a financial manager. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Carr Furlong ’79 She was preceded in death by her husband, James G. Carr ’55.


Susan Christensen Beatty, 89, Waterbury, Connecticut, January 20. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She was a teacher and worked in several administrative positions. She was preceded in death by her husband, David D. Beatty ’54

Gerald L. Herrmann, 88, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 24. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He was a business owner.

Walter B. Martens Jr., 88, Avon Lake, Ohio, January 12. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He had a career with Ryerson Steel and later Advance Machine Design.

Jane Nelson Weddle Lashley, 88, Greenwood, Indiana, January 27. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She was a teacher and an assistant bank manager.

Sue Sappenfield North, 88, Crawfordsville, Indiana, December 24. She taught elementary music and beginning band. After retirement, she worked on the family farm and donated countless hours to charitable organizations. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia North Harvey ’80. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Raymond North Jr. ’56.

Lois Smisek Owen, 87, Durham, North Carolina, October 4. She was a member of Alpha Phi and the Washington C. DePauw Society. She was a gifted vocalist and pianist. She developed her talents in business and was hired by Cuisinart to demonstrate products in the Chicago-area stores, earned her real estate license and was a broker. She had a passion for genealogy and spent many years researching the histories of her families. Survivors include a son, Kenneth A. Owen ’82


Charles R. Copple, 87, Munster, Indiana, November 19. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He was an account administrator for IBM. He enjoyed golf and was a loyal fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears.

Elizabeth “Betty” Edson Chapleski, 88, Ann Arbor, Michigan, January 8. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. She was an associate professor at Wayne State University and an accomplished researcher and grant writer. She was preceded in death by a brother, Luther S. Edson ’57

Patricia Ham Biggs, 88, Plainfield, Indiana, January 9. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. She was a teacher. She traveled to Africa 14 times and helped Methodist missionaries create curriculum for a school in Liberia. She created her own safari travel company.

Mary Harris Harris, 87, Crawfordsville, Indiana, May 9. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She was a special education teacher and the director of the Even Start Program in Crawfordsville. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Harris Fogel ’88; a daughter, Nancy Harris Pearce ’82; a nephew, George E. Fogel ’93; and a niece, Jennifer Fogel Yoder ’97

James K. Loveless, 87, Hamilton, New York, February 3. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He taught art and art history at Colgate University from 1966 until his retirement in 1998. Survivors include a sister, Pamela Loveless McRae Schumacher ’67; and cousins, Carole Thorlton Gorsich ’67 and Kristine Thorlton ’88. He was preceded in death by his father, James C. Loveless ’29; his mother, Edris King Loveless ’28; and a cousin, J. McRae Thorlton ’61.

Gloria McVey Frew, 87, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, September 19. She was a pastor’s wife and a community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip D. Frew ’57.

Wayne G. Reece, 87, Hermitage, Tennessee, February 12. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association and the Washington C. DePauw Society and a Rector scholar. He was a United Methodist minister, an editor for the United Methodist Publishing House for nine years and an author.

John R. K. Stieper, 87, Barrington Hills, Illinois, October 24. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was an Episcopal priest at the Church of St. Columba in Hanover Park in Illinois for 37 years. He had served parishes in England and was the director of St. Leonard’s House in Chicago.


Mary Arnold Stanley, 86, Fredericksburg, Virginia, January 30. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Omega and Phi Beta Kappa. She was an active community volunteer. Survivors include a sister, Julia Arnold Holmes ’60. She was preceded in death by her father, Willard L. Arnold ’29; her husband, Roy M. Stanley II ’58; and sister, Nancy Arnold Knutsen ’65.

Robert D. Britigan Jr., 86, Gull Lake, Michigan, September 4. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He had a career in real estate as a broker and owner of multiple real estate firms. Survivors include a son, Robert D. Britigan III ’84; and a granddaughter, Alissa R. Britigan ’14

Thomas H. Clark, 85, Minnetonka, Minnesota, September 9. He was a member of Delta Upsilon. He worked in merchandise management and as a national sales manager. He enjoyed fishing, singing with his barbershop group, woodworking and fixing things. Survivors include sons, Timothy S. Clark ’87 and Andrew R. Clark ’91 He was preceded in death by his wife, Beth Shultz Clark ’58

Reita Johnson Lambrecht, 86, Sarasota, Florida, April 30. She was a member of Alpha Phi. She had been an elementary school teacher, a clinical social worker and an adult therapist. She enjoyed travel, music and time with family and friends.

Vilis E. Kilpe, 86, Columbia, Maryland, September 17. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association and Phi Beta Kappa and a Rector scholar. He was a physician and had a career with the United States Public Service. He taught at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

William A. Kirk, 86, Iowa City, Iowa, October 20. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association. He was faculty at the University of Iowa where he retired as professor emeritus in 2012. He was internationally renowned as one of the founders of the modern theory of metric fixed-point theory. His achievements and leadership in the field were recognized by the title of Doctor Honoris Causa in 2004 from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland. Survivors include a brother, Kenneth L. Kirk ’59

Graden E. Loveless, 85, LaGrange, Georgia, September 14. He was a member of Delta Chi. He served 20 years in the Marine Corps as a pilot. After his military service, he worked in the insurance business. He was an avid golfer.

Hugh “Tuck” Schulhof, 85, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 14. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He was an attorney with Ameritech Corp. Upon retiring from Ameritech, he joined the Indianapolis Symphony as vice president for development. He was a founding member of the Literary Society of Indianapolis and an avid golfer.

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Kathryn Orr Taylor, 86, Needham, Massachusetts, October 22. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Phi Beta Kappa. She was a retired high school guidance counselor and a professor at Lesley University. She was active in two churches and established a sister relationship with a village in Guatemala. Survivors include her husband, Clark E. Taylor ’56. She was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Orr Burnham ’55

Anne Murphy Schaaf, 87, Escanaba, Michigan, November 13. She was a member of Alpha Phi. She was a talented artist. She was a Girl Scout den leader and camp counselor for 20 different scout camps throughout the United States.

Raymond J. Spaeth II, 85, Laguna Woods, California, September 15. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He had a career in banking. His favorite sport was fishing.

William N. Wright, 92, Bloomington, Indiana, August 13. He worked on Crane Naval Base as an industrial hygienist, retiring in 1993.


Barbara Beaman Rudolph, 84, Appleton, Wisconsin, January 12. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She worked in property management. Survivors include a granddaughter, Emily C. Rudolph ’16

Susan Crabb Johnson, 85, Chatham, New Jersey, October 18. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She had been an administrative supervisor for Bell Telephone Laboratories and director of Christian education for the Presbyterian church. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Johnson Dooley ’88. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank A. Crabb ’26

Robert A. Hume, The Villages, Florida, March 7. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Washington C. DePauw Society. He owned his own ad agency. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Miner Hume ’60; a daughter, Tamara Hume Mathes ’85; a brother, Benjamin L. Hume Jr. ’57; and sister-in-law, Marcia Sheeler Hume ’56

John S. Kemper, 86, Evanston, Illinois, March 10. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and the Washington C. DePauw Society. Most of his career was spent with the Kemper Insurance Company as a telecommunications expert. He enjoyed his schnauzers,

Apple products and classical music. Survivors include his wife, Margaret McElwain Kemper ’60; a daughter, Katherine Kemper Featherstone ’91; a son, Scott S. Kemper ’95; a granddaughter, Sophia S. Featherstone ’22; and a son-in-law, Donald W. Featherstone ’91

Randall B. Ripley, 83, Pataskala, Ohio, October 8, 2021. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and Phi Beta Kappa and a Rector scholar. He had a 50-year career at Ohio State University. He served as chairperson of the department and later was the dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences..

Ronald E. Wolf, 83, Dayton, Ohio, November 5. He was a member of Delta Chi and a Rector scholar. He was a physician and retired after 35 years of practice.


Julia Arnold Holmes, 83, Nokomis, Florida, April 14. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She was an elementary school teacher and taught computer technology. Survivors include sisters, Mary Arnold Stanley ’58 and Nancy Arnold Tyree ’65. She was preceded in death by her father, Willard L. Arnold ’29; and a brotherin-law, Roy M. Stanley II ’58

Anne Breck Dunn, 85, Newburgh, Indiana, January 27. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She was a teacher, real estate agent and community volunteer. She was an avid bridge player. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Breck ’51.

Richard M. Bobb, 84, St. Simons Island, Georgia, November 22. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He was a business owner. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Mosbaugh Bobb ’61

Don P. Campbell, 84, Covington, Indiana, October 9. He was a member of Delta Upsilon. He was an attorney and a published author. He enjoyed IU basketball, golfing, writing, cycling and skiing.

Elizabeth Feigel Gillum, 84, Norman, Oklahoma, January 5. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. She devoted her time to her family and church. Survivors include her husband, Ronald L. Gillum ’60. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marian Vickery Feigel ’28; and a sister, Barbara Feigel Rice ’53

Carol Garrett Reid, 83, Battle Creek, Michigan, December 11. She was

a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. She retired from the Department of Defense after 31 years. She enjoyed traveling and reading.

Joyce Gregg Stoppenhagen, 83, Lancaster, Ohio, August 31. She was a member of Delta Zeta. She was a Spanish teacher. Survivors include her husband, W. Gene Stoppenhagen ’58

Russell M. Pelton Jr., 84, Skokie, Illinois, November 27. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. He was an attorney and author of legal mysteries. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Rader Pelton ’61

William W. Southwick, 82, Berkeley, California, January 14. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and a Rector scholar. He was a Presbyterian minister. He managed a coffee house and bookstore, The Door, which aimed to bring youth ministry to young people not church-affiliated.

Thomas L. Stiers, 85, Boulder, Colorado, January 10. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and a former member of DePauw’s Alumni Board of Directors. He was a minister and served many congregations. Survivors include a daughter, Gretchen A. Stiers ’84. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Brenda Enmeier Stiers ’60

Robert L. Wiles, 84, New Castle, Indiana, February 8. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He was a teacher, principal and coach.

Ronald E. Wolf, 83, Dayton, Ohio, November 5. He was a member of Delta Chi and a Rector scholar. He was a physician and retired after 35 years of practice.


Jane T. Adams. 82, Duluth, Minnesota, January 9. She was a registered nurse. She was a community volunteer, an active bridge player and golfer. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Collins Adams ’31

Anne Davis Carrier, 82, Robinson, Michigan, September 6. She taught elementary school for 30 years. She enjoyed traveling; quilting; sewing; playing the piano and organ; and genealogy.

James D. Edgett II, 82, Colon, Michigan, August 29. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He was a business owner. He enjoyed football and his German Shorthair Pointers.

Joan McBain Bennett, 82, Summit, New Jersey, November 26. She was a member of Alpha Phi. She was a preschool teacher and a community volunteer. She was a talented piano player.

Michael K. Mercer, 82, Plymouth, Indiana, December 30. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association. He was a history teacher for 45 years and also coached basketball and football. Survivors include a sister, Marilee Mercer Wead ’55. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold A. Mercer ’29.


John B. Deuth, 81, Plainfield, Indiana, September 17. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association. He retired as a warden for the Indiana Department of Correction after 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin J. Deuth ’36

John A. Melson, 80, Medford, Oregon, October 18. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and a Rector scholar. He was a physician and served in the United Air Force Medical Corps and the Air Force Medical Reserves. In 1973, founded Southern Oregon Neurological Associates.

Margot Mclver Reichert, 78, Ottawa Hills, Ohio, January 3, 2020. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi.

Karen West Reiman, 80, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 27. She was a member of Delta Gamma. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, snow skiing in Colorado, playing bridge, reading and spending time with her family. Survivors include a son, Kevin R. Eskew ’94; and a brother, Kent B. West ’59


Alan Eggleston, 80, Evansville, Indiana, April 19. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and a Rector scholar. He was a dentist.

Thomas R. Gibson, 79, Villanova, Pennsylvania, and Naples, Florida, June 20. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and the Washington C. DePauw Society. He was a member of DePauw’s Alumni Board from 1987–95 and a member of DePauw’s Board of Trustees from 1994–95. He was a speaker at the Management Center Evening Lecture Series, the 25th reunion class speaker and a speaker at the McDermond lecture series. He was an automotive executive, senior advisor of Cerberus


Operations and Advisory Company. He was co-founder, chair, president and chief executive officer of Asbury Automotive Group. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Sophia Gibson; a son, Matthew B. Gibson ’93; a daughter, Katherine Gibson Wallace ’95; a sister, Nancy Gibson Prowitt ’76; grandson, Connor P. Gibson ’24; nephews, Jeffrey G. Gibson ’90, Michael G. Gibson ’04, Thomas M. Gibson ’84, Greg C. Gibson ’82 and John W. Gibson ’85; great-nephew, John P. Gibson ’16; great-niece, Nicole G. Gibson ’17; great-niecesin-law, Margaret Mullen Gibson ’82, Ann Senger Gibson ’84 and Kristyn Tekulve Gibson ’04. He was preceded in death by brothers, John A. Gibson ’68 and Robert W. Gibson ’60

Nancy Lyman Repp, 80, Grosse Ile, Michigan, December 21. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta. She was an elementary school teacher. She enjoyed sports, walking, aerobics, music and singing in the church choir.

Jan McKee Griesinger, 80, Athens, Ohio, December 9. She was a community activist and director of United Campus Ministry in Athens, Ohio. She enjoyed singing and sang with the Calliope Feminist Choir.

Kenneth B. McCoy Jr., 80, Alpharetta, Georgia, August 10. He was former deputy commander of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and former base commander at Osan Air Base in South Korea. After retiring from the Air Force, he was the eastern regional vice president of the National Insurance Crime Bureau. He liked golf, dry martinis, Thai food, rare steaks cooked on his own grill and soup-size bowls of ice cream. Survivors include his wife, Mary Barbara Swensrud McCoy ’64; a son, Stanford K. McCoy ’93; a sister, Loryne McCoy Coffin ’70; and a brother-in-law, Donald A. Coffin ’69 He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth B. McCoy Sr. ’42; and his mother, Martha Stanford Wright ’42

Lynne Schoeneberger Redelsheimer, 81, Golden Valley, Minnesota, September 22. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and the Washington C. DePauw Society. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed tending her garden, canning and preserving its produce.

Robert R. Scaife Jr., 80, Oneida, Wisconsin, December 8. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He was a dentist. He was an outdoorsman, a curious naturalist and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include

a daughter, Courtney L. Scaife ’90; and a brother, Thomas M. Scaife ’71 He was preceded in death by a brother, William M. Scaife ’69.

Karen Schulze Craig, 80, Bloomington, Indiana, September 18. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She taught English and later worked as a copy editor for the Indiana University Press


Jeffrey E. Lortz, 78, Lake Mary, Florida, August 27. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and a former member of DePauw’s Alumni Board of Directors. He was a businessman. After retirement, served as a girls’ basketball coach and key fundraiser for the Lake Mary High School athletic department. Survivors include brothers, George C. Lortz ’62 and Eric V. Lortz ’68; nephew, Peter H. Lortz ’90; and sisters-in-law, Rebecca Watts Lortz ’63 and Linda James Lortz ’68. He was preceded in death by his father, George E. Lortz ’34

Bonnie Newlin Mabert, 79, Bloomington, Indiana, September 7. She was a member of Delta Gamma. She was an elementary school teacher and a community volunteer. Survivors include a daughter, Christine E. Mabert ’00.

William T. Shaffer Jr., 80, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, January 9. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He was a career consultant and owner of a recruiting firm. He enjoyed sailing and sailboat racing. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Herkner Schaffer ’64


David L. Joyce, 78, Hillsborough, North Carolina, December 22. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and a member of DePauw’s Alumni Board of Directors for eight years. He worked for the National Football League and later ventured into healthcare management, building several health care companies. Survivors include a brother, Douglas D. Joyce ’66

Cinda Schrock McKinney, 78, Croton-On-Hudson, New York, February 12. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was a philanthropist and a community volunteer. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah H. McKinney ’00; and a sister, Sara Schrock Barnett ’61. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen C. McKinney ’66.


Edward H. Brown, 77, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, April 29. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He had a career in the commercial truck industry. He enjoyed golfing, boating, driving his Corvette, cooking fine food for family and friends and doting on his family.

Gayle Hakanen Jensen, 77, Oak Brook, Illinois, November 18. She was a member of Delta Gamma. She was a teacher, an advocate for education, a legislative coordinator for the Illinois Association of Schools and an author.

David H. Smith, 77, Alamosa, Colorado, October 6. He was a member of Sigma Chi and a Rector scholar. He was a business owner.


Jane Caldwell Griffin, 76, Midlothian, Virginia, December 4. She taught Spanish for 20 years in several Richmond public schools and assisted with the creation of their Foreign Language in Elementary School program.

Susan J. Harford, 76, Chesterton, Indiana, September 19. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. She was an art teacher, an artist, a nature lover and a business owner.


William F. Gehron, 74, Scotts, Michigan, December 22. He was a member of Delta Upsilon. He was a supervisor of quality control and human resources at Dana Corporation for over 24 years. Survivors include a sister, Vernell Gehron Fettig ’64; and a brother-in-law, Peter P. Fettig ’64

Ronald W. McBride, 74, Estero, Florida, November 4. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and a Rector scholar. He was a business owner and a community volunteer. He served on the sales advisory boards of various companies.


Theodore J. Brentlinger, 86, Terre Haute, Indiana, December 6. He was a math and science high school teacher. He was a United States Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War and a missionary in Panama. His passion was amateur radio.

James L. McDonald, 73, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 8. He was a member of Sigma Nu. He had many jobs throughout his life, all sports-related, including working for

professional sports teams. He started his own company publishing college and graduate school profiles.


Douglas J. Maple, 72, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, September 22. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He had a successful career in the furniture manufacturing industry as an industrial engineer and a pioneer of process engineering. He was a musician, had a beautiful singing voice and sang in the church choir.


John J. Waldron, 84, Brooksville, Florida, June 6, 2021. He was a 20-year career Air Force officer; worked in insurance; was a musician, soloist, actor, producer, director; and owner and operator of Waldron Company Real Estate. Survivors include a sister, Cathleen Waldron Matthews ’77; a niece, Margaret G. Musgrave ’11; and a nephew-in-law, Andrew S. Pfaff ’12


Anita Payne Tilley, 84, Brazil, Indiana, November 29. She was an elementary school teacher. She enjoyed working on crossword puzzles, playing solitaire, reading and working in her rose garden.


Mark D. Behrendt. 69, New Philadelphia, Ohio, February 8. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and a Rector scholar. He was a Presbyterian minister serving churches for nearly 40 years.

Cynthia Capp Pittenger, 68, Fishers, Indiana, September 7. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She worked as a dental assistant, office assistant and nursery school teacher. Survivors include her husband, Gordon L. Pittenger ’73; and a sister, Deborah Capp Spartz ’79. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Scott Capp ’50


Stephen C. Turley, 68, Saint Louis, Missouri, January 1. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He was an attorney. He enjoyed movies and was a Cardinals and Blues fan.


Robert B. Mellin, 68, Valparaiso, Indiana, November 9. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He had a career as an

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English professor. He loved animals, running marathons, rooting for the Chicago Cubs, listening to music and attending concerts. Survivors include a sister, Susan Mellin Coney ’84; and a brother, David T. Mellin ’74


Janet Johnston Wilson, 66, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 26. She earned a degree in substance-abuse counseling and counseled young adults. She enjoyed volunteering, cooking, decorating, entertaining and bringing joy to her friends and family.


Edwin F. Heyde, 64. North Redington Beach, Florida, September 20, 2021. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. Survivors include brothers, David B. Heyde ’81 and Robert H. Heyde ’85; nephew, Mason D. Heyde ’12; niece, Randall E. Heyde ’09; and sister-inlaw, Alison Mason Heyde ’81. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lalla Boswell Heyde ’55; grandparents, Edwin C. Boswell ’31 and Rebabelle McMahan Boswell ’32; and greatuncle, Robert McMahan ’33


W. Patrick Snyder Jr., 63, Phoenix, Arizona, September 1. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was director of human resources for Cummins Southwest. Later, he volunteered for many nonprofit organizations.


Mark A. Buening, 61, Cincinnati, Ohio, February 6. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and a Rector scholar. He had a successful career as a consultant and strategic planner for companies like McKinsey and Ernst & Young. Later, he worked in food safety. Survivors include daughters, Rebecca J. Buening ’13 and Amanda M. Buening ’16.

Joseph K. Saddler, 65, Danville, Indiana, September 8. He was an elementary school teacher and a football and baseball coach. Survivors include a sister, Mary Saddler Monts ’74.


Robert H. Heyde, 59, Chicago, Illinois, January 25. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and a student trustee of DePauw’s Board of Trustees. He worked in television as a national sales manager. Survivors include a daughter, Caroline Heyde Clouser

’13; a brother, David B. Heyde ’81; sister-in-law, Alison Mason Heyde ’81; a nephew, Mason D. Heyde ’12; and a niece, Randall E. Heyde ’09. He was preceded in death by mother, Lalla Boswell Heyde ’55; a brother, Edwin F. Heyde ’79; his grandfather, Edwin C. Boswell ’31; his grandmother, Rebabelle McMchan Boswell ’32; and great uncles, Robert McMahan ’33 and George McMahan ’39


Philip L. Wayco, 52, Pooler, Georgia, January 26. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He was a sales representative for Kemira Chemicals and had been in the pulp and paper industry for over 30 years. He enjoyed playing golf, boating, running, and spending time with his family.


Thomas J. Hawes, 51, Orlando, Florida, February 5. He had a 30-year career with Disney which recognized his gift of communication and service. His last six years were spent as the community coordinator for Disney’s Golden Oak.

Mark A. Toole, 52, Greensboro, North Carolina, March 10. He was a member of Delta Upsilon. Mark was a graduate of Chicago Theological Seminary and University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology, where he earned his MDiv and PhD respectively. He taught at High Point University and led students on numerous international trips.


Karl S. Krughoff, 46, Tucson, Arizona, January 13. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was an astronomer with the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy.


Adam G. Beck, 44, Vandalia, Ohio, December 7. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He had a career with Speedway/Marathon Petroleum/7Eleven Inc. He enjoyed basketball, golf, attending concerts and sporting events with his family, Indiana University basketball games and the Indianapolis Colts. Survivors include his wife, Shanna Phillips Beck ’00; and a sisterin-law, Risa Kelly Beck ’96


Michael A. Rampey, 39, Evanston, Illinois, May 11, 2020. He was a

member of Beta Theta Pi. He was an executive director at Morgan Stanley. He enjoyed music, playing in bands and soccer.


Brandon L. Monson, 34, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 19. He worked in nonprofit fundraising, public relations, project management and marketing. He enjoyed hiking and camping. He had an interest in LGBTQ rights, clean air and women’s rights.


Joshua R. Trewartha, 26, Scottsburg, Indiana, October 8. He was a member of Sigma Chi; played football at DePauw; and was a student liaison between the university and the town of Greencastle’s revitalization projects. He started his clothing brand, Rest Easy Clothing, while a student at DePauw.


Mildred LaFollette Wills, 98, Newburgh, Indiana, October 16. She earned her undergraduate degree and her doctoral degree at Indiana State University. She retired as a professor from DePauw University.

Margaret Martin-Roth, 102, Indianapolis, Indiana, January 22. After serving as assistant professor of pediatric nursing at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1956–1962, she returned to Indiana and was assistant professor of nursing at DePauw University from 1963 to 1965.

Eleanor Ypma, 83, Greencastle, Indiana, January 28. Eleanor “Ellie” Ypma served for more than 30 years as registrar and associate vice president at DePauw University. She earned a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. from Purdue University. She was active in professional organizations. She served as president of Indiana Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers; a member of the National Identification Program for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education State Planning Committee; and as a national executive officer of Kappa Delta Pi National Education Society. After retirement she continued to be an active community and DePauw volunteer. She enjoyed traveling well into her 70s.


Harlan D. Akers, 66, Indianapolis, Indiana, February 25. He had a

number of occupations, including building parade floats; working at a garden center; and as a horse wrangler. He co-founded Little Creek Special Equestrians which provided special-needs children and adults the opportunity to ride and interact with horses. Since 2007, he worked at DePauw University as a member of the grounds crew and as part of the facilities management team.

Gary M. Barcus, 75, Greencastle, Indiana, March 4. He worked in the development office at DePauw University for many years. He was a member of the Washington C. DePauw Society. He was a community volunteer and served as past president of the Greencastle Kiwanis Club and Main Street Greencastle. He loved animals, and he and his wife raised money for the Putnam County Humane Society. He was an avid supporter of the men’s and women’s basketball programs and attended home games for over 30 seasons. Survivors include a son, Rick E. Barcus ’95; and a daughter-in-law, Lottie Pell Barcus ’96

Doris J. McMains, 86, Greencastle, Indiana, November 30. She worked in food services at DePauw. She was a member of several community organizations.

Sarah Partenheimer Klein, 102, Daytona Beach, Florida, October 18. She was a sorority and fraternity housemother at DePauw. She attended Purdue University. She was the first middle-school teacher and first woman to be president of the National Science Teachers Association, a 25,000-member organization.

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