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March 2010 Phone: 1-800-472-9502

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Welcome to ArchLink! Greetings, alumni! As a student at Findlay you formed lasting bonds with your classmates, roommates, teammates, faculty and staff, sharing life-building moments and forging abilities that you use and build upon in your life today. In my position, I hear good news and, unfortunately, bad news as well, of our alumni and their families. I want to share the story of 8-year-old Ethan Conley, son of Javan ’97 and Rebecca (Whitt ’96) Conley, and how those in the Findlay community offered their prayers and support to Javan and Rebecca in their time of need. Ethan was admitted to the ICU at Children’s Hospital, Dayton, on Jan. 11, diagnosed with viral myositis with rhabdomyolysis. This viral infection attacked the muscles in his legs/lower extremities. He was on dialysis to preserve his kidneys, and they carefully monitored his heart. A Facebook page was dedicated to keep everyone updated on his status at Family-Friends-Praying-for-Ethan-Conley/253076027821. If you visit the Facebook page, you will see the remarkable journey of Ethan’s progress.

In This Issue: 1. What’s Happening On Campus? 2. Academic Update 3. Alumni News & Events 4. Alumni Spotlight 5. Oilers Sports 6. Alumni Support 7. FYI Campus Newsletter 8. Spread the Word…

Kathy Bradley, employed in the College of Business, and Pastor Will Miller sent daily e-mail updates to the prayer chain, and I updated alumni and friends. The support the Conley family received from what Javan refers to as “The Oiler Nation” was remarkable. Javan said, “All the support made all the difference. Rebecca and I were up last night until 1:30 a.m. talking about all of this and how people came out of the woodwork to pray and offer support. That, along with our faith, made all the difference. Thanks so much!” Fortunately, Ethan was discharged on day #33, Feb. 12, and is continuing his recovery at home. On Sunday, Feb. 28, Ethan gave his testimony at his church. Javan commented, “His recovery is a miracle and accomplished with all the prayers.” We are fortunate to have such a strong community with our alumni, faculty and staff. Please keep me updated on the good and the bad so we in “The Oiler Nation” can continue that Oiler Pride and be supportive. With Oiler Pride! ~~Dee Dee Spraw ’00, M’07, director, Alumni & Parent Relations

Eight-year-old Ethan Conley, son of Javan ’97 and Rebecca (Whitt ’96) Conley, proudly wears his Oilers jersey from the Alumni Office after battling an uncommon viral infection that hospitalized him for 33 days.

1. What’s Happening on Campus? The search for a new president is proceeding on schedule. According to Dr. C. Richard Beckett, chair of the Board and of the search committee, the committee has identified candidates who will visit the campus in March. The candidates will each meet with representatives of various Findlay constituencies and make a brief presentation at an open forum that all interested members of the campus community may attend. Those with questions regarding the process may contact Dr. Beckett through Meg Flemion,, in the president’s office. The presidential Dr. DeBow Freed search profile includes an overview of the institution, a list of the attributes desired in a new president and agenda items for the new presidency. Visitors may access the document. Click here to go to the home page, and click on the “Presidential Profile” icon at left. The University’s Habitat for Humanity campus chapter will host a fundraiser April 17 in the Alumni Memorial Union. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with supper, entertainment and both a live and silent auction to begin at 7 p.m. Money raised will support the building of the first-ever UF-sponsored Habitat for Humanity house. On-site child care will be provided by UF students at no cost. R.S.V.P. by April 1, at, Keyword: Habitat Auction. The Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) will perform a pops concert at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Robert Mirakian, music director of the Richmond (Va.) Philharmonic, is serving as the interim conductor for the TSO. The concert is sponsored and made possible, in part, by gifts from A.R. ’66 and Mary Ann Charnes, Harold “Herk” ’54 and Patricia A. Wolfe and Fifth Third Bank of Northwest Ohio. General admission is $25; faculty and staff admission is $15; non-UF student admission is $10; and UF student admission is free. For tickets, call the UF Box Office at 419-434-5335. Dr. Marie Louden-Hanes hosts

performances of the Toledo Sym-

Mikaela Umbs will perform selections on the harp during The phony Orchestra at Findlay. University of Findlay’s Bach’s Lunch at noon Friday, March 12, in the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU). Umbs, a high school senior, will perform a classical harp concert. She will be accompanied by Garland of Grace, which includes Sonja Umbs on violin, Gabrielle Umbs on viola and Moriah Umbs, also on the harp. Bach’s Lunch is a free event and is open to the public. Umbs’ performance is the final Bach’s Lunch of the academic year. The University’s Black Student Union hosted the 13th annual Black Tie Affair Feb. 13 in the Alumni Memorial Union. The theme for the evening was “A Night in Paris.” The court included seniors Queen Shavon Jones and King Luther N. Mayfield II, juniors Princess Lauran Young and Prince Robert Braylock, sophomores Duchess Alex Reist and Duke Tyler Jacobs and freshmen Lady Ariel Lee and Lord Ashton Atkins. Seniors Shavon Jones and Luther Mayfield II were crowned queen and king at the Black Tie Affair Feb. 13.

The University of Findlay hosted leading executives from the business and automotive sectors during its 2010 Global Economic Summit Feb. 11. Keynote speaker Roy Armes, CEO and president of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., discussed the importance of diversifying company operations globally in order to maintain stability, competitiveness and profitability. Three additional sessions featured panelists who focused on Ohio’s automotive sector because of its importance to the local economy, Roy Armes, CEO and president of and it is a leading example of a global Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., was the business sector. Among the discussion keynote speaker for the 2010 Global panelists were UF alumni Earl Economic Summit. Fletcher ’75 and Mark Newburg ’76. Representatives of area Japanese-owned companies provided insights about their operations in the U.S. Dr. Paul Sears, dean of the College of Business said, “It is important for students to recognize that global business presents many opportunities for career growth. Right here in our Earl Fletcher ’75, AVP and general manager region of Ohio we have multinational companies such as Cooper Tire, of YSK Corp., ChilliDana and Marathon Petroleum looking for individuals with an interest in cothe, Ohio, was a panel international business, as well as 13 Japanese auto-supplier companies that member who advised employ almost 5,000 people locally. The study of business and a foreign students how to prepare language can be a powerful combination for future success.” The 2010 for career opportunities Summit was sponsored by Findlay Publishing Co., GreaterFindlay Inc., the with Japanese companies Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Rocket Ventures and the who operate facilities in the U.S. University. To see video of the summit, click here. The women’s service organization, Town and Campus, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Along with sponsoring numerous service projects, Town and Campus has provided more than $110,000 in scholarship aid since its inception, and will award another six $1,000 scholarships for 2010-11. The 50th anniversary celebration will be held during the spring brunch on April 6, 2010. The organization is working to endow a scholarship as part of the 125th Endowed Funds Drive and in honor of its 50th anniversary. To assist in raising funds, Town and Campus has released three Cat’s Meow items. The newest is Old Main on a snowy, wintry night. Also available are replicas of the bell tower and the University mascot, Town & Campus is selling this Derrick the Oiler, which honors the Oilers’ 2009 NCAA national Cat’s Meow winter version of Old Main to help fund an championship. All are available through the University Bookstore endowed scholarship in celebra- for $20 each. They also may be ordered by calling 419-434-4561 and tion of its 50th anniversary. shipped for an additional fee. Return to top

2. Academic Update The University of Findlay’s annual Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity is noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, beginning and ending in the Alumni Memorial Union. Student and alumni presentations will take place at various locations on campus. Alumni and guest speakers

include Greg Denecker ’94 for the College of Education, Dr. Scott Gier for the College of Pharmacy, Richard Hopkins ’03 for the College of Health Professions, Timothy Jakacki ’98 for the College of Business, Michelle Koch ’07 for the College of Sciences and Amy Rogan ’94 for the College of Liberal Arts. An art show and reception will be held at 7 p.m. in the Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion. Laura Kriska, author of “The Accidental Office Lady,” will be a guest speaker at the University at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, in the Davis Street Building, Room 102. A reception will precede the presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the Davis Street Building lobby. Kriska is a crosscultural business consultant specializing in the Japan-America relationship. She was the first American woman to work in the Tokyo headquarters of Honda Motor Company in Japan. “The Accidental Office Lady” is a nonfiction account of her two-year experience at Honda. For the past 13 years, Kriska has worked as a business consultant helping Americans and Japanese understand one another in the workplace in fields ranging from manufacturing and banking to education and entertainment. Louis Stulman, Ph.D., will present “Paths of Hope Amidst Disaster: Reading the Prophets in a World of Conflict” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in the Alumni Memorial Union Endly Room at The University of Findlay. Stulman, chair of the department of religious studies and philosophy at UF, is the Richard E. Wilkin College of Liberal Arts Faculty Chair for the 2009-2010 academic year. Stulman’s presentation will be based on the book “You Are My People: An Introduction to Prophetic Literature,” co-authored by Hyun Chul Paul Kim and Stulman. Click here for more details.

Dr. Louis Stulman

Math Day will be held Thursday, March 11, in the Alumni Memorial Union, beginning at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Tim Husband, professor of mathematics from Siena Heights University, who will give two presentations, “?KNIHT Problem Solving” and “Opportunity Knocks,” with emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving techniques. He will explore the art of problem solving by presenting a host of “problems” for the audience to solve, together with strategies and techniques to address their solutions. Husband will discuss what he believes Albert Einstein meant when he said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” The family dog may not only be a friendly companion but also a reflection of community health. Students are helping Michael Edelbrock, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, study canine cells using a process originally developed using human cells and perfected by Alexander Vaglenov, M.D., Ph.D., UF associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences. According to Edelbrock, dogs respond to toxicity much like humans. When humans are exposed to environmental pollution, the genome can be affected, which causes mutations that can lead to diseases such as cancer. Edelbrock’s research is looking at the possibility of studying the canine population in a defined geographical area to determine how the same environment may affect humans. To read the full article, click here to download the Feb. 12 issue of the FYI campus newsletter.

Students assist Dr. Michael Edelbrock in studying canine cells for toxicity, which has implications for human health.

Mary Jo Geise, associate professor of computer science, gave a presentation on campus Feb. 17 for the College of Science Faculty Chair Series on “What Today’s College Students Know About Technology and What They Don’t.” Geise reported on the analysis of a survey administered to students in computer science competency classes. It confirmed that traditional-age students are digital natives: multi-taskers who are tuned into technology 24/7 and who prefer electronic communication. The survey revealed that although they are proficient with many forms of technology such as e-mail, texting, Ipods/MP3 players, instant messaging, digital cameras, Word Mary Jo Geise, associate documents and PowerPoint, students aren’t necessarily knowledgeable professor of computer science, presented her findings on in a number of computer programs and functions such as Microsoft Access and Excel, Web page creation, scanning multi-page documents, what students do and do not know about technology. creating a PDF and job search social media like LinkedIn. She concluded that the University could best serve students by helping them to build information-literacy skills and to require more use of Access and Excel in courses across the curriculum, which provide analytical tools to create knowledge and promote problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. For more information, click here. Return to Top

3. Alumni News & Events Save the Date Sept. 24-25 Oct. 1-3

Family Weekend Homecoming

Upcoming Events

March 13 Alumni Gathering with UF Women’s Golf Team; Harper’s Restaurant, Charlotte, N.C. – cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m. March 26 OHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Tournament Breakfast; Fawcett Center, Columbus, Ohio, 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 16 Alumni Association Board of Governors Meeting; Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, Mazza Board Room, 5-6:30 p.m. April 16 Spring Thing Jazz Evening; Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, 7-9 p.m. April 17 Alumni Reception and Dinner; Kalahari Resort & Waterpark, Sandusky, Ohio, 6-8 p.m. May 1 Doctor of Pharmacy Hooding Ceremony; Winebrenner Theological Seminary, TLB Auditorium, 9:30 a.m. ; Baccalaureate, Ritz Auditorium, 10:30 a.m.; Commencement Brunch, Alumni Memorial Union, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement; Koehler Fitness & Recreation Complex, 2 p.m. June 7 Fourth Annual Golf Scramble, York Golf Club, Columbus June 26 Cedar Point Oilers Alumni Day Aug. 13 Oilers Night with the Columbus Clippers – game time 7:05 p.m. Aug. 15 Oilers Night with the Toledo Mudhens – game time 6 p.m.

For more info or to register for events, contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations by visiting the Web site at, Keyword: Alumni, or call 419-434-4516. Join The University of Findlay alumni and friends for a fun weekend at Kalahari Waterpark Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio, April 17. An alumni dinner reception is planned for Saturday, April 17, from 6-8 p.m. Dinner is $10 for each adult, $7 for children ages 5-12 and children age 4 and under are free. The Alumni Board of Governors and President DeBow Freed will be there to greet you. Just for the kids, our STAR group is planning special Kalahari-themed crafts and activities after dinner so you can relax and mingle with other alumni. • To register for the event, please go to, Keyword: Kalahari. • Overnight accommodations must be arranged by calling reservations at 1-877-525-2427. Be sure to reference The University of Findlay Alumni Association for a special rate of $154 each night. You do not need to stay both nights to receive the special rate. • Each night includes four waterpark passes. Each extra pass is $20 per person. • Please make your hotel accommodations before our block reservation expires on March 25, 2010. The 12th Annual Alumni and Friends of Findlay College/The University of Findlay Reunion prior to the start of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys’ State Basketball Tournament will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010. The reunion will take place in the Clinton Room of the Fawcett Center of The Ohio State University (2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus). Breakfast will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 10:00 a.m., just in time for session one of the basketball tournament. The following athletes and coaches will receive special recognition: • Tom Benjamin ’80, Miamisburg, Ohio – varsity basketball coach • Rick Gross ’83, Lima, Ohio – coached football, wrestling, track and administrator • Daniel Grothouse ’77, Delphos, Ohio – girl’s basketball coach • Fred Pessell ’64, Battle Creek, Mich. – track & field and football coach This will be a great opportunity to visit with fellow alumni, coaches, friends and faculty from The University of Findlay. Cost for the event is $8 per person. Seating for the breakfast is limited, so reserve your place today by calling the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at 419-434-4516 or 1-800-472-9502, ext. 4516. You can also go to the University’s Web site and register on-line at, Keyword: OHSAA. A pre-veterinary alumni reception took place on Feb. 27 in Columbus, Ohio. The gathering was held in conjunction with the annual Ohio Medical Veterinary Association Midwest Conference. Beth Skulina M’08, assistant director of alumni and parent relations, and Kendall Richardson ’03, M’05, director of annual funds and phonathon at The University of Findlay, greeted the alumni and current pre-vet students. A meet-andgreet session was followed by hors d’oeuvres, beverages, catching up with old friends and visiting with faculty.

Professors Linda Peck, D.V.M., and C. Michael Kerns, D.V.M., gave a PowerPoint presentation outlining current changes on campus and in the pre-veterinary medicine program and shared some remarks. The following alumni attended, along with 11 current students enrolled in the preveterinary medicine program: Michelle (Brogden) Bondra ’02, Kelsy Cloutier ’07, Brandon Forshey ’09, Kelli (Lytle) Gentis ’92, Jason Grohman ’08, Brittany Gulker ’09, Melinda Himler ’08, Sean Kelly ’98, Gina King ’08, Michelle Lindsey ’97, Alicia Marcum ’07, Michelle McCrory ’08, Jolie McCutcheon ’97, Mary Ann Montesano ’08, Andrea (Whittler) Niese ’04, Mary Perkins ’99, Stephen Reichley ’09, Aaron Silveus ’09, Katie Stolte-Carroll ’05, Ashley Van Scoy ’09, Amanda Wagner ’09, and Melissa Wiles ’09. The University of Findlay and members of the Athletic Hall of Fame are raising funds to move the display of Athletic Hall of Fame recipients from Croy Educational Center to the Ralph and Gladys Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex. The project was initiated because there is no more space to add new recipients in the Croy location. The estimated cost of the project is $60,000. Through the efforts of Athletic Director Steven Rackley, an initial pledge of $25,000 from Jim and Bonnie Koehler kicked off the fund-raising effort. An additional $7,000 has been pledged, with $28,000 needed to complete the project by the end of the UF fiscal year on June 30, 2010. Past Athletic Hall of Fame recipients were invited back to The University of Findlay for the men’s and women’s basketball games on Feb. 20, and to attend a reception in which Rackley made a presentation on the project. Present at the reception were Larry and Carol Alter, Earl Fletcher ’75 and Marilyn Rice, Pat Gibson ’82, Jim Givens M’99, Dale ’59 and Wanda (Slocum ’56) Gillespie, Maria (Newcomer) Gleason ’90, Sheldon Hall ’41, Stuart Hall ’85, Ed ’51 and Ardie Haughn, Fred ’56 and Doris Hirsimaki, Jim ’53 and Mira (Frost ’78) Houdeshell, Ed Hyland, Dick Krauss ’50, Leroy “Cot” Marquette ’55, Sharon Milligan, Robert Montgomery ’66 and John Steffen ’66. Randy Kortokrax ’87 will be inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame, which is the Association’s highest honor, on March 16 in Kansas City, Mo., prior to the NAIA Division I men’s basketball national championship. He played for the Oilers from 1983-84 through 1986-87, during which time he became Findlay’s all-time career scorer with 2,575 points, a record that has yet to be broken. He set 23 school records and 26 Croy Physical Education Center records. He still holds career records for rebounds – 1,242, field goals – 990, field goals attempted – 1,868, free throws – 545 and free throws attempted – 751. He was selected to the NAIA All-American first and second teams, was a three-time all-NAIA District 22 player, was twice named NAIA District 22 MVP and was Randy Kortokrax ’87, all- twice named NAIA national player of the week. He played his first two time Oilers highest scorer years under Coach Jim Houdeshell ’53 and his second two years under Coach Ron Niekamp. He is the fourth Oiler cager named to the NAIA Hall of Fame following Harold “Herk” Wolfe ’54, Jim Carder ’68 and Jerry Carder ’68. Currently, Kortokrax is the dean of boys and head basketball coach at Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio. Register now for online social networking. If you have not yet registered for the Findlay Oiler Alumni Connection, please do so today by visiting, Keyword: Alumni connection. We are here to support your continued success and your lifelong connection to your alma mater.

Be sure to keep us updated on your marriage and birth announcements by filling out “What’s New with You?” form at, Keyword: Alumni.

Welcome UF Newest Little Oilers:

Mike ’96 & Kara (Anderson ’01) Clouse Baby boy, Grady Monroe, born Feb. 14, 2010 Brock & Julie (Marckel ’99) Stull Baby boy, Zachary Bryce, born Jan. 27, 2010 Return to Top

4. Alumni Spotlight Newburg Shares Global Business Experiences Mark Newburg ’76 learned an important life lesson at Findlay College: Hard work pays off. It’s a lesson he’s parlayed into an international career. He visited campus Feb. 11 to participate in the Global Economic Summit and to share his experiences with business classes. His message for students was for Mark Newburg ’76, president & CEO of C2 them to differentiate themselves by taking internships in Consulting Inc. other countries now to ensure they are prepared for global opportunities later. Exposure to other cultures “shows you can offer more and demonstrates that you’re willing to take risks,” he said. “You have to show that you can adapt to different environments.” Newburg is president and CEO of C2 Consulting Inc., a company whose 10 employees are based in the United States, Hong Kong and Beijing. The name represents “It is choice, not chance, that determines success,” according to Newburg. His clients range from financially distressed companies to subsidiaries to be sold to new startup organizations. In the case of a distressed organization, his consulting firm helps it reorganize and then works with the board of the company to determine if it is able to operate profitably on its own or if it needs to be sold. In this capacity, between 2001 and 2007, he served as president and CEO of Vending Data Corp., Virtgame Corp. and Aristocrat Technologies, where he initiated restructuring, implemented cost savings and productivity improvements, grew annual revenues and directed international mergers. He honed his skills during a 20-year career with NCR, based in Dayton, Ohio. He came to Dayton in 1981 as an international tax accountant after working for Pillsbury Co. in Minneapolis, Minn. His job at NCR evolved into working with 14 Asian countries in the area of financial planning. In late 1988, NCR asked him to broaden his corporate experience by moving to Tokyo. By 1995, he was promoted to vice president of finance for Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for subsidiaries in 14 countries. Two years later, he was named vice president and chief financial officer for worldwide field operations, directing financial matters for subsidiaries worldwide in 130 countries with a revenue base of $7 billion. In 1999, he was named chairman of NCR Japan, reporting directly to the chairman and CEO of NCR Corp., while concurrently serving

as vice president for the Financial Services Division in Asia Pacific and Japan. Newburg said he has many happy memories of his four years at Findlay College, where he double-majored in accounting and business administration, was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity and became the only athlete in school history to be named an NAIA All-American in two sports – football and wrestling. In 2005, he was named to The University of Findlay Athletic Hall of Fame. He credited his wrestling coach, Jerry English, for guiding him. “He made me work very hard and always said, ‘If you ever lose a wrestling match, it will not be because you’re not in shape,’” Newburg remembers. “Basically, the message is hard work pays off.” Despite his very successful career, Newburg says he’s most proud of his three children, although he gives his wife, Dawn, “99.9 percent of the credit.” As a result of having grown up in Japan and Singapore, their children, a daughter and two sons, speak Japanese and Chinese and “have endless career opportunities,” he said. Newburg and his wife live in Las Vegas, Nev. Return to Top

5. Oiler Sports The Oilers men’s basketball team won the GLIAC South Division for the ninth time and finished with the top record in the conference at 21-6. Junior guard Nathan Hyde was named the GLIAC South Division Player of the Week three times during the season and leads the team in scoring at 17.5 points per contest.

Laura Bardall

The Oilers women’s basketball team captured their first GLIAC South Division title since the 1999-00 campaign and finished the regular season with a record Nathan Hyde of 20-7. Findlay has not reached the 20-win plateau since winning 27 during the 1999-00 season. They qualified for the GLIAC tournament, marking the first time they have accomplished the feat since the 2001 campaign, and have been led by sophomore guard Laura Bardall’s 15.9 points per game.

Sophomore Curtis Smithey captured a GLIAC men’s track championship in the 400-meter dash with a school record-breaking and NCAA automaticqualifying time of 47.42. He also teamed with Greg Schaible, Simon Bernard and Lyndon Johnson in the 4x400-meter relay to cross the finish line in second place with a provisional qualifying mark of 3:13.32. Sophomore Raven Clay finished second in the 60-meter hurdles at the GLIAC women’s track championship with a NCAA automatic-qualifying time of 8.57. Senior Curtis Smithey Stephanie Charnigo placed second in the 800-meter run with a provisional qualifying time of 2:12.07 and teamed with Christine Zimmermann, Jhazmyn Anderson and Lindsey Schmitmeyer to finish fourth in the 4x400-meter relay with a provisional time of 3:52.58. Raven Clay

Sophomore Nikki Schnell-McCoy captured her first women’s swimming conference championship after winning the 200-yard backstroke with a school record-breaking and NCAA “A” standard time of 2:02.76. The time also set a new GLIAC record, as well as breaking the Wayne State pool mark. Check out Oilers sports at Return to Top

6. Alumni Support

Nikki Schnell-McCoy

Twelve alumni — recently recruited to serve as class agents — will be leading their respective classes in the “UF Battle of the Classes” to see which one can achieve the highest percentage of alumni giving before June 30. Class agents will be contacting their classmates to encourage a financial gift to the University and participation in the “UF Battle of the Classes.” The winning class will be featured in the spring 2011 issue of the Findlay magazine. Class agents include: 1951 Lorraine Henry 1970 Roberta (Kay) Cocklin 1974 Robert Fulford 1984 David Hinds 1987 James J. Rossi and Elicia Davis 1990 Lee Wilson 1992 Diane (Wattercutter) Pleiman 1994 Pam Hamlin 1999 Lindsay Snyder 2004 Johonna (Snyder) Rowe 2008 Jeanine Scheidler If you are interested in representing your class as a class agent, please call Kendall Richardson, director of annual giving, at (419) 434-5319, or e-mail at Is it time to review your will? During this time of year we all have our focus on preparing our income taxes. However, now is also a great time to pull out that will prepared years ago and review it. Is it still what you want to do? Have there been changes in your life since then? In “Essentials,” read about the four documents that every person should have whether single, married, with or without children. Also, read how to create a successful will in “The Will: The Basics and Beyond.” If you are interested in either of these documents, click here. And, remember to consider your favorite charity, perhaps The University of Findlay, in your will, too. If you would like more information on how to do so, please call Ann Brossia at 419-434-4794, or e-mail her at brossia@ In conjunction with the 125th Endowed Funds Drive, two new scholarships have been created. The goal of the endowed fund drive is to create 125 new endowed funds for student scholarship, faculty development and program development. Thus far, 89 new funds totaling more than $6.5 million have been created. • Belleau Farm and Adolphus A. Busch IV have established the Allyson Busch ’09 Western Equestrian Scholarship Endowment Fund. The scholarship honors his daughter,

Allyson, a 2009 graduate of the western equestrian studies program. Recipients must be full-time students in the equestrian studies western riding program in any year of study and have at least a 3.0 GPA. • The faculty and staff of the College of Education have established the College of Education Clubhouse Endowment Fund to support a reading and math clinic for students in Hancock County and Findlay City Schools. The “Clubhouse” is a free literacy outreach that is extended to children in the local area by The University of Findlay Reading and Literacy Center. It provides reading and literacy instruction and math assessment/support and intervention for school-age children, while also providing authentic experiences for UF teacher Penny Soboleski helps a young student education candidates. with reading at the “Clubhouse.” Return to Top

7. FYI Campus Newsletter Want to know what is happening on campus between ArchLink issues? UF has a biweekly newsletter called For Your Information that is circulated on campus. The newsletter includes feature stories and pictures of campus activities. Check out FYI online at, Keyword: FYI. Return to Top

8. Spread the Word… If you want to sign up to receive ArchLink each month, you may click here to fill out a form or e-mail your name, graduation year, major and home address to Please add to your address book/contact list. You’re receiving ArchLink because you have submitted your e-mail address to The University of Findlay via the Alumni E-Mail Directory, AlumNotes or by signing up for ArchLink on the Web site. UF will not sell or give your e-mail address to a third party. If you do not wish to receive ArchLink, simply send an e-mail to: and place “remove” in the subject line. The Office of Career Services provides comprehensive employment services for undergraduate and graduate students, alumni and employers. Click here to go to our Web page, and then click on College Central Network at the bottom of the page to search for or post jobs and internship opportunities. Contact us directly at 419-434-4665 or if you have questions or to learn more about how we can help fill your employment needs! Return to Top The mission of The University of Findlay is to equip our students for meaningful lives and productive careers.

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In This Issue: With Oiler Pride! 1000 North Main St., Findlay, Ohio 45840 Phone: 1-800-472-9502 Fax: 419-434-4822 ~~Dee Dee Spraw ’00, M’07,...