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fall 2004 volume 1 issue 1

Dedicating a Dream: The New Andorfer Commons

MBA Grad at Top of His Class 75th Anniversary Celebration Begins

Changes Come

Volume one, Number one Copyright © 2004 Indiana Institute of Technology Arthur E. Snyder, Ed.D., President Beth Regedanz, Vice President – Institutional Advancement Trends is published quarterly for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Indiana Tech by the department of Marketing and Communications.

Dear Friends, Welcome to the “new” Trends. We are excited about the new look and content, and hope that you will share our excitement. Historically, Trends has been an alumni publication. It has focused on mostly alumni affairs. However, as our university grows and changes, we felt that we wanted to broaden our communications both in terms of content and in our circulation. With this issue, we are now including both our alumni and our current students in the publication’s circulation. I want to encourage each of you to let us know of articles, news items, and events you would like to see in Trends. In turn, we will endeavor to bring to you information that will inform, excite and make you proud to be part of the family of Indiana Tech. We are on the move. New programs! New people! New facilities! New expectations! But we are rooted in the same values… relationship-based education.

Greg Craghead, Marketing Manager


Janet Schutte, Publications Specialist

Beth Regedanz Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Rick Callender, Graphic Designer Please send comments, news, and feature story ideas to Marketing and Communications, Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803, call (260) 422-5561, extension 2347, or e-mail


P.S. Want to have fun and learn while cruising? See the information at right about our exciting cruise and optional land tour to Alaska in June 2005. Everyone is welcome!

Celebrating Indiana Tech’s 75th Anniversary! The Trip: 7 nights aboard the Island Princess, cruising the Alaskan coast and Inside Passage, with an optional 4-night land tour The Departure Date: June 18, 2005 The Guest List: Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Indiana Tech For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (800) 937-2448, ext. 2219

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From the President

For alumi news, please send to the above address, attention Alumni Office, call (260) 422-5561 extension 2219, or e-mail


Dorm Life Gets a New Look


Dedicating a Dream: Student Center Enriches Campus Life


Tech MBA Grad Finds Niche in Warsaw Community Schools


University Preparing for New Warsaw Site

The editors reserve the right to edit articles for length and clarity. Articles may be reproduced with permission and proper attribution.


Ivy Tech Forms a Bridge to Indiana Tech


Indiana Tech Kicks Off 75th Year Celebration


Homecoming 2004


Spring Honors List

Contributing writer: Fran Adler


Alumni News



On the cover: Detail of the glass windows of the new Andorfer Commons.


Faculty & Staff News

Back Cover

University Teams with Becker Conviser CPA Review

From the President Greetings! Change is in the air all around the university, including this publication. The most obvious signs of physical change are on the Fort Wayne campus where we had dedications this fall for a new residence hall, Yergens-Rogers Hall; a new student interaction facility, the Andorfer Commons; and a new soccer field. In Warsaw, a ground breaking ceremony took place at our new construction site. You can read more about these new facilities as you delve further into Trends. Beyond the physical changes, we also are growing academically. New programs include a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and associate degrees in graphic communication and industrial and manufacturing engineering. Several new minors also have been added including athletic training, coaching, dance, and personal fitness coaching. We are not stopping there. More degree programs are coming in the future. As you’ll see in the photos inside, Homecoming 2004 was one to remember. If you have not visited the Fort Wayne campus in several years, you do not have to wait until next Homecoming. You are always welcome to stop in anytime as I enjoy hearing about your experiences. Plans are underway for our 75th Anniversary! Watch for information concerning events throughout the coming year as we “Celebrate the Past and Believe in the Future.” Best regards, Arthur E. Snyder, Ed. D President

Dorm Life Gets a New Look Juniors and seniors have the advantage of another campus housing option with the addition of Virginia Yergens-Rogers Hall this year. The apartment-style residence hall was dedicated on August 26 in a ceremony honoring Virginia Yergens-Rogers for her generous support of the university. The new building stands at 1500 E. Washington Blvd., across the street from the main campus. Each apartment in the residence hall will have four single bedrooms and two bathrooms, along with a kitchen, living room, and laundry facilities. Occupancy is limited to juniors and seniors, and the building is at full capacity with 45 students.



Student Center Enriches Campus Life

On a day as bright as Indiana Tech’s future, the university dedicated Andorfer Commons amid a crowd of students, alumni, staff, faculty, and friends. The festivities opened with performances by the pep and spirit teams. President Arthur E. Snyder then took the podium to welcome everyone and discuss the importance of the student center. “This facility was built and designed to serve the needs of students, growing needs, both academically and socially,” Snyder said. “This will allow us to continue to meet our mission, the mission of teaching young people and adults, and connecting through their heads, hands, and hearts holistically.” The $12 million building includes the dining hall, McMillen Library, a movie theater, and a student recreation area with bowling lanes, billiards tables, and snack area. The facility also houses the business office, conference rooms, Career Planning and Development Center, and Wegener Worship Center. Snyder noted that the student center fills a void at the university, enriching student life beyond the classroom. He drew on the words of the Rolling Stones for inspiration: You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need. “We needed this today,” Snyder said. “I promise you this is not the last addition to Indiana Tech.” Students have welcomed the new addition to campus life. “With the opening of the Commons, a student who lives on campus doesn’t have to leave to have a good time,” said Nejith Fernando, a senior majoring in information systems. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Steven Brody and Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard shared Snyder’s enthusiasm. “I had high expectations, as did the Board,” Brody said, “but this building and facility has far surpassed these expectations.”


Right: Chairman of the Board Steve Brody, former university President Donald Andorfer, student ambassador Tommy Lee, and President Arthur Snyder prepare to cut the ribbon.

Mayor Richard spoke of how much the university and its growth mean to the neighborhood and the city. “We know that without learning there will not be the earning of the future,” Richard declared. “I am so proud to call this the urban university in the heart of our community that will provide opportunities for generations to come.” Former President Donald J. Andorfer, for whom the building is named, thanked family, faculty, staff, and friends for supporting Indiana Tech through rough years. Above: The fireplace in the new McMillen Library offers a comfortable place to read and study. Below: Students eat lunch in the sun-filled dining hall.

“I’d like to thank the university community for believing in a dream that at one time seemed an impossible task,” he said. “Students, this is your facility.” Andorfer retired as president in 2003. At his retirement party, Brody announced that the student center would be named in honor of Andorfer’s commitment to the students of Indiana Tech. “I have to admit that having a building named after you is pretty awesome,” Andorfer said at the dedication. “Having the Andorfer name on this structure is something that Mary Janet and I will always cherish.” In addition to serving students, Andorfer Commons also enriches the university’s community ties. Most areas of the building, such as the movie theater run by Fort Wayne’s Cinema Center, are open to the public. “We’re looking forward to exposing area residents to the facility and the campus as a whole,” said Joel Harmeyer, Associate Director of Student Life. “We really think they’ll be impressed.”

The 210-seat theater is perfect for attending movies, seminars, and performances.

Above: The state-of-the-art conference center was recently used by Raytheon and Boeing. Right: Six lanes of bowling fun.


Tech MBA Grad Finds Niche in Warsaw Community Schools Kevin Scott (MBA 2002) is excited about his new position as chief financial officer for Warsaw (Indiana) Community Schools. “I hope I can have a positive impact on my community in this job,” he said. “My MBA degree made it possible.” Until his recent entry into the education field, Scott was focused on business. After graduating from Ball State University in 1980 with a bachelor of science in finance and management, he returned to his hometown of Rochester, Indiana, and worked in his family’s construction business for three years. Then he spent the next 20 years in a variety of accounting roles with three large Indiana companies – R.R. Donnelly in Plymouth and Warsaw, DePuy in Warsaw, and Chore-Time Brock (now CTB Inc.) in Milford. Although he was doing well, Scott felt that he needed an MBA. “I had the drive for a long time,” he said, “but it never quite fit. I talked to another school that hoped to start a program in Warsaw as soon as they had enough interested people, but it didn’t happen. “Then I saw an ad in the Fort Wayne paper for the Indiana Tech program, and I saw several things that appealed to me: the courses didn’t have to be taken in a set sequence; I could pay for each class at the end, giving me an opportunity to


Kevin Scott sits in his office. He recently began his job as chief financial officer for Warsaw Community Schools. be reimbursed by my employer; and the textbooks were sent right to my home. “My friend Rob and I motivated each other to start,” he went on. They started classes on the Fort Wayne campus in 2000 and finished in 2002 – with a 4.0 GPA. Scott took one course in each session and went continuously, except allowing himself one summer session off each year for vacation with his family. “Learning is a lifetime thing,” he said “I was past 40 when I started, and I’d been out of school a long time. It was rewarding to find I could still do it. “I greatly enjoyed it, especially the chance to meet new people and get new perspectives. “It was fun going through with a friend. We’re both pretty effective at what we do, but we approach things in very different ways. In our course work we usually arrived at the same place, but we’d gotten there by different

routes. It was interesting to see. “I also found that the degree program and my work overlapped. Projects I did at work helped me with my courses, and projects I did in my courses helped me at work.” Scott has always been interested in education. His wife, Lynnette, is a special needs teacher at Warsaw Community High School. They have two sons. Skyler is a junior at Warsaw Community High School, and Bryce is in seventh grade at Edgewood Middle School. As he settles into his new role with Warsaw Community Schools, Scott finds himself more closely aligned with the rest of his family’s schedule, including opportunities to visit his sons’ schools. He is grateful to Indiana Tech for helping him get there. “I wouldn’t be sitting in this position in the school system without this degree,” he said.

University Preparing for New Warsaw Site The College of Professional Studies will open a new Warsaw site in early 2005. The new building, part of a development by CB Richard Ellis, will give the university room to consolidate staff and classrooms in one location. “We’re really looking forward to our new location,” said Sandy Petersen, program director. “Over the last six years, the Kosciusko County area has seen course offerings and class sizes grow as the program expands. This building is a great opportunity for the university to serve more students and to serve them better.” CB Richard Ellis broke ground August 31 for the Keystone Professional Center just off U.S. 30 on North Point Road. The Indiana Tech facility, which will be about 5,000 square feet, will be the first of 10 to 12 buildings in the development. “This shows the strength of our commitment to the Warsaw area,” Indiana Tech President Arthur E. Snyder said. “This community, the mayor, the city council all have been very welcoming to Indiana Tech.” Classes have been offered at various Warsaw locations since 1998, while the university has maintained an admissions office in downtown Warsaw.

Right: Breaking ground for the new building in Warsaw. Below: A computer rendering of the new building.

Ivy Tech Forms a Bridge to Indiana Tech Indiana Tech and Ivy Tech State College have reached an articulation agreement to encourage students to pursue bachelor’s degrees at Indiana Tech. The agreement provides a smooth transition for students who earn an associate degree at Ivy Tech and wish to transfer to Indiana Tech to complete a bachelor’s degree. “We understand that people enroll at Ivy Tech for a variety of reasons,” said Bob Freewalt, Indiana Tech associate vice president. “What we want to do is reach out to those people who enroll at Ivy Tech for whatever reason, then decide that they want to go further.” Students with majors in accounting technology, business administration, general studies, or office administration at Ivy Tech can transfer to Indiana Tech as juniors. Students must have at least a 2.5 grade point average to transfer into the bachelor’s degree program. “Some students don’t realize their true goals or their true potential until they enroll in an associate degree program and get a taste of higher education,” Freewalt explained. “We want to be the university they turn to when they decide they want more.” Students will receive a booklet detailing the curriculum requirements for the appropriate bachelor’s degree programs at Indiana Tech and providing information on transfer credits and electives.


Indiana Tech Kicks th off 75 Year Celebration From humble beginnings in a former mortuary in downtown Fort Wayne to the dedication of a new 63,000-squarefoot student activity center this year, Indiana Tech has provided many people the opportunity to pursue a quality education and enhance their careers. Eight students were enrolled in the first classes, and now the university is gearing up to celebrate its 75th year of operation with an enrollment of nearly 3,400. John Kalbfleisch founded what was then known as Indiana Technical College in June 1930. Since that time, the university has expanded not only its enrollment, but also its academic programs, faculty, staff, facilities, and locations. With campuses throughout Indiana in Fort Wayne, Elkhart and Indianapolis and office/class locations in South Bend, Warsaw, Greenwood and Huntington, Indiana Tech has grown to meet the needs of those


seeking to further their education. The two-year celebration was kicked off at the Homecoming banquet on Oct. 2, 2004. President Arthur E. Snyder unveiled the diamond anniversary logo at the end of the banquet, and the school officially began the celebration that will include events throughout the next two years. One of the first events will be the Business Forum on the Fort Wayne campus on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004. Guest speaker Louise Palmstierna, from Sweden, will address the audience on the subject of global business. Featured events in 2005 will include the grand opening of a new Warsaw office in February, a second speaker series event in March, Spring Fling Bling in April, commencement in May, an alumni and friends Alaskan cruise in June, and the Homecoming Gala in September. All

Indiana Tech locations have plans to get involved in local events and make sure their communities are part of the festivities. As part of the celebration, alumni are being asked to provide any Indiana Tech memorabilia that they no longer wish to keep. Historical items are being collected as donations to the university and will be displayed during anniversary events. If you have any items you would like to donate, please contact Angie Carnes at (260) 422-5561 ext. 2410 or (800) 937-2448 ext. 2410. For updates on diamond anniversary events, please visit www.IndianaTech. edu. Join us in celebrating the great history of Indiana Tech. The journey has only just begun.

2004 Homecoming A perfect day for alumni golf! Presentation of the Colors during the Veterans Recognition Program. Homecoming 2004 was a grand success as students and alumni enjoyed a weekend full of activities. The theme “Proudly We Stand” marked pride in American troops, pride in the alumni who served in the Armed Forces, and pride in the university as it celebrates its 75-year history. “We were able to meet with and build relationships with former students of Indiana Tech and hopefully encourage them to come back in future years,” said Angie Carnes, director of alumni affairs.

Alumni return to the classroom for a refresher course - “Engineering 101.” Bingo! Alumni and their spouses enjoy a fun game of “funny bingo.” Even donuts taste good over a fire!

Highlights of the festivities included the annual golf outing; alumni games for basketball, softball, and baseball players; wins over Concordia for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams; a bonfire and hayride; the annual banquet; and tours of the growing campus.

Warrior softball

50 year reunion: the class of 1954 Alumni basketball

2nd Annual Tech Trek


Spring Honors List Congratulations, Academic Honors Recipients!

To be included in the Spring 2004 Academic Honors List, a student must meet the following requirements: completion of 12 credits within the spring semester; 3.5 GPA for four consecutive sessions; and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. A Lori Abraham Shannon Adams Bernice Adkins Shyla Aker Scott Aldridge Carla Alexander Anthony Alston Ysidrio Alvarado Penny Anderson Amy Andrus Connie Anoskey Janet Anthony Joshua Armas Jennifer Arnold Joel Arnold Victor Arnstein Yolanda Austin Lisa Auten B Susan Baez Gary Baldwin John Bales Olivia Bandy Latrice Banks Gary Barcus Lindsay Barnett Rebecca Barrett Felicia Bartley Trishina Barton Richard Bastin Pamela Batcho Christine Bauer Ryan Bedwell Vickie Bell Krystal Belton Sonya Benavides Scott Bennett Cheryl Bentley Judy Berg Angela Bevel Danny Biddle Janis Billings Jacob Billingsley Kimberly Blevins Jeremiah Bloss Jamie Boatwright Brian Bobay Julie Boman Crysta Borden Raymond Borkowski Dawn Bounds Tamra Bouthot Kathryn Bowley Sherri Bramlett Timothy Brandon Matthew Brault Leah Brearley Seth Brenneman Kristin Bridge


Daniel Brobst Dennis Brock Bradley Brockway Jeanette Brooks Russell Broughton Donna Brown Michael Brown Rodney Brown Stefanie Bryant Christopher Buford Jennifer Burdine Melissa Burkhart Melinda Burkley Jeff Burris Barbara Bush Debra Bushee Amy Butler Darreck Buzzard C Marc Caban Terri Cady Tera Cain Michel Cairns Lindsey Calderon Barry Caldwell Ryan Camp Areli Campos Jeremy Capatina Amy Cardenas Richard Carlberg Pamela Carlton Melanie Carnahan Randal Carnahan Christa Carpenter Kevin Carper Marc Carroll Ella Carson Kristi Carter Robin Carter Matthew Cartwright Julie Cash Glenna Castillo Julie Causey Ross Causley Stefhan Chambers Heath Chastain Katrina Chastain Amy Cherry Joseph Christopher Robert ChristopherMurphy Aaron Clark Matthew Clayton Tracey Clevinger Adam Coakley LeNard Coburn Chyrel Coffman Victoria Coil Roberta Coleson Lena Collins

Frank Colonna Bryan Comito Robert Confer Patrick Conley Susan Conley Lashanda Conwell Gregory Cook Neil Cook Jujuan Cooley Joel Copas Venus Coppernoll Joseph Corona Kevin Cotton Cassie Counterman Joanne Coverstone George Craig Melanie Crandall James Crane Heather Creagh Christie Creekmore Janis Crowell Crystal Culver Joan Cushing Leslie Custer D Bryan Daczuk Janet Dailey Josh Dant Andrew Darras Elaine Davis Jennifer Davis Sandra Davis Charlene Daymude Suzanne DeBaun Nathan Decker Anthony DeHaven Jayne Dennis Lamika Dennis Janet DeRoche Stephen Deskins Kamilla Deucore Kimberly Dietrich R. Diregolo Cathy Diver Crystal Doan Dennis Dodge Andrea Dombrosky Brian Dore Evan Driedger Teresa Droeger Timothy Dubach William Duffey Carol Dugan Leslie Dunaway Meah Dunlap Joseph Dutka E Jeffery Earnest Michael Earnhart Steven Eckhart

Heather Edwards Kandi Elder-Wade Larry Ellet Marla Elliott Penny England Sondra Engle Winston Enos Audrey Ernst David Evans F Justin Falk John Faller JoVonna Ferguson Nejith Fernando Julie Fidler Michael Fields Reginald Fields Molly Fishel Jared Fisher Dawn Fleener Rebeccah Fontaine Dawn Ford Megan Ford Carol Forst Sharon Fortier Cory Foster Jeffrey Foust Martin Foust Stuart Foust Tracey Frederickson Janelle Freeland Rosa Freeland Mark Freeman Maelynn Fries Beth Fritter Geoffrey Fry Ryan Fuelling Catherine Fuhrman Greg Fuller Jamie Fuller Edward Funnell Mario Furlow Lana Furnish G Joshua Gaerte Scott Garshwiler Teresa Garwood Jenny Geisler John George Christina German Matthew Ghilardi Neoclis Giannakis Douglas Gilbert Tina Gilbert Mark Gilson Melinda Gisczinski Thomas Gisczinski Christopher Goings Maria Gordon Connie Gottfried

Charles Graf Alicia Gray DeNisha Gray Brenda Green Taylor Greene Valerie Greene Stacy Griner Marita Grocock Lisa Grotemat Don Guild Clinton Gulley Alfonso Guzman H Janelle Haire Kristen Hait Angela Halbrook Debra Hale John Hall William Hammons Lou Hampton Rahiem Hampton Mary Hamrick Michael Hancz Joshua Hanicq Nicole Hanlon Tina Harmon Latorial Harris Rachael Harris Tammy Harris Alicia Harrison Carliss Harrison Christopher Harrison Eric Harshman Kelly Hart LeAngela Harvey Shawn Haupert Megan Hauser Jennifer Hawk Thomas Hayden Douglas Heckman Steven Heckman Robert Hedden Mark Heineman Sarah Hellinger Tamara Helmer Sheri Henderson Jed Henrie Jeremy Hess Heather Hey Michelle Hickling Samantha Hicks Bryanna Hill Guanita Hillsman Arlene Hilmer Betty Hitzemann Carolyn Hixson David Hixson Susan Hocker Christine Hodge Sarah Hoff

Julia Hoffman Patrick Holden Gerald Hollingsworth Melissa Hollingsworth Tristan Hollowell Heather Holton Gretchen Holz Ross Hoopes Darlene Hoot Jesse Hoover Jamy Horner Cindy Howard Alicia Howell David Hubbard Joshua Hubert Amanda Hudson Shelley Huff Sherri Huffman Adam Hull Anthony Hull Casey Hunsucker Lisa Hurlbut Joseph Hurt Adam Huskey Michael Huston Marion Hutchison I Bree Ide Shelley Immel Trey Insley Karen Isbell J Makiya Jackson Dennis James Dianne Javier Larry Jefferson Amy Jennings Susan John Allen Johnson Carlyn Johnson Darrell Johnson Gregory Johnson Randell Johnson Samone Johnson Gregory Jones Jami Jones Kelly Jones Regina Judd Shannon Jump K Burddy Kahari Mitchell Karacson Debra Kazmierzak Guy Kazmierzak Joan Keim Edward Keipper Erick Keirn Mariah Keirn Renee Kelker Amanda Keller

Kristin Keller Chadd Kelley Renate Kelly Renee Kelsaw Barbara Kensill Erica Kepp Kelby Kershner Robbin Ketcham Robin Kiger Susan Kilgore Stacey Kimes Susan King Scott Kinsey DaVonna Kirk Kevin Kline Michael Kline Susan Klink Vickie Knell Adam Koehler Benjamin Koenemann Tina Koenen Matthew Konow Randall Kowalenko Keith Krider Paul Kurczbuch R. Kyger L Lucy La Hurreau Matthew La Master Lynette Lafollette Michelle Lake Matthew LaMar Paul Lamberg Jesse Lange Michael LaPalomento Bonnie Laux Edwin Laviscount Robin Law Tracy Lawson Thomas Le Denise Lechleidner Stephen Lee Suzan Lennen Donna Lewellen Brandon Lichtsinn Kristina Lieske Kathleen Lilly Stephani Lincoln Jesse Lively Joel Lou Carl Love Judy Love Linda Lovell Meredith Lowrance Lacie Ludwig Tanya Lundy-Freeman Joanne Lynch M Ronald Mack Amber Mann April Marquez Amy Marshall Nancy Martz Sherry Martz Michele Masheck Jill Mason Jeremy Mast Patricia Mathias Edward Mattern Carol Mattingly Timothy Maxey Aaron Mays

Michal Mazur Connie McAfee Pamela McClellan Tracy McClellan Billy McClendon Nakia McCloud Angela McCoy Ronnie McCrary Rebecca McCutcheon Belinda McDaniel Thomas McDowell Traci McGettigan Steven McGlennen Tonya McGuire Larry McHugh Todd McKillip Robin McKinney Mark McLendon Curtis McMurtrey Scott McNeilan Tammy McPherson Kirk McRoberts Vijay Mehta Paul Meitz James Melton Julia Menchhofer Lisa Merkle Troy Messer Rebecca Metz Terrill Metz Chad Meyer Randall Meyer Matthew Michael Rebecca Mikel Shona Mikula Amy Miller Andy Miller Erin Miller Jessica Miller Jessica Miller Megann Miller Michael Miller Mona Miller Rebecca Miller Steven Miller Tiffany Miller Tracy Miller Victoria Miller Alana Minx Joshua Mitchell Tyson Mock Benjamin Molenhouse Jutiphan Mongkolsuthree Deona Moore Sabrina Moore Viola Moore Bethany Morales Robert Morley Sandra Morphew Jessica Morr Heather Morris Mark Morris Likwa Moyo Geren Mroczek Lauren Muench Alison Muhlenkamp Denise Muir Christina Murphy Austin Murray Zonda Musselman Louise Myers Steve Mynhier

N Pamela Nadal Jonathan Napier Eunice Navarro Luisa Negroni Jacob Newhard Kimberly Newlin Joshua Newman Rhonda Nichols Jennifer Niezgodzki Donna Nijak Doretta Norman O Amanda Oakman Jeanine Oberley Emily Olds Tawny Osborn Christine Osborne Nicholas Oswalt Sandra Ozment P Jeanette Page Jeremy Papp Mauria Parish Nate Park Rodney Parker Nyla Parker-Warns Beverly Parks Katherine Parks Amy Parrish Michael Parrish Amy Paterson Tijana Payne Debra Pearson Catherine Pence Charlotte Pendergraft Christy Pentecost Erin Perkovich Stephanie Perrin Kimberly Peters Paul Peterson Connie Petty Craig Phelps Jennifer Phelps Marquita Phillips George Pickett Jill Pier Michael Pierce Dawn Pitcock-Fleming Devon Plant Corey Polk Drew Poston Anna Poteet Debra Powell Tonya Powers Michael Pratt Stephen Pressnell Gregory Priebe Hester Prinsloo Brian Puglise Q David Quinn Michelle Quinn R Edward Raczkowski Mickell Raines Jackie Rainwater Tyler Rasmussen Mark Ratajczak Chad Rayle Thomas Reamer Cynthia Reed

Janalee Reeves Randall Reeves Karen Regalado Tammy Reid-Benedict Brian Reidy LeeAnne Reindl Teresa Reust Siobhan Reynolds Tom Rich Lauren Richard Donna Richardson Steven Richardson Amanda Ricica Beth Riecke Jennifer Riera Darin Ries Laura Riggs Adam Riley Brian Ringley Glenn Roberts Vivien Roberts Jayson Roberts-Lahti Darlene Robinson Mariana Rodriguez Kyle Roe Kevin Roessner Anthony Rogers William Rohl David Roose Dianna Rosenbaum Jeffrey Rosenberger Jennifer Ross Kathleen Rossi Tracy Roudebush Linda Rowlett Timothy Rupp Amy Ryan S Kirk Saha Grant Sanders Linda Sanders James Sarasien Theresa Saxhaug Angela Saylor Daniel Scaman Neil Schaadt Daniel Schaber Todd Scheeler Casey Scher Lisa Scherer Kris Schleinkofer Angela Schoenlein Jerome Schroeder Scott Schroeder Deborah Scott Trease Sears Rhonda Sechrist Lance Selgo Michelle Sexton James Shafer Sondra Sharkey Jessica Shatzer Benjamin Shelton Sharan Shepherd Regina Shoe Krysten Shoulders Glenda Shroyer Karen Shroyer Amy Shuherk Karen Simon Richard Simon Kimberly Singleton

Shawn Sites Charles Sly Amanda Smail Paul Smeltzer Abigail Smith Cheryl Smith Kristina Smith Michael Smith Nicole Smith Nicole Smith Shonna Smith David Snider Christopher Snyder Kim Snyder Neil Snyder Harold Sparling Terri Sparrow Stacey Spencer Cathy Spoon Michael Spring Anita Springer Valarie Springer Joy Spruill Julie Sprunger Edward Sroufe Loreen Sroufe David Stahl Jolynn Stalsonburg Andrew Stamper Mark Stanley Zachary Stauffer Johnawelle Steed Eric Steele Christopher Steinlicht Robert Stephan Tracey Stephens Teresa Stevens Amber Stewart Denise Stewart Rodney Stewart Debra Stiles Ann Stults Deborah Sullivan Kathy Susaraba Jeremy Swager Douglas Swain T Beth Tabor Donald Taggart Carol Tait Brandie-Lea Taylor David Temple Ellen Tennant Cindy Thirkill Michelle Thomas David Thompson Jennifer Thompson Joseph Tobias Cassandra Tolbert Florajean Tomey Jason Torrey Shannon Torrey April Treesh Aaron Tribby Lorin Trice Ryan Trietsch Andrea Trosper Steven Trowbridge Christine Troxell Tabitha Truax-Haynes Erica Tupper Brian Turner

Kendra Turner Lorena Turner Tonia Turner Suzanne Twitchell U Amy Ulle V Quanette Vales Steven Van Anda Teresa Vanderpool-Chang Charles Varney Timothy Vaughn Carol Vaught Jennifer Veneskey Andrew Vesey Haley Vigstol W Kary Waite Kara Walker Kristi Walker Sharon Wall Emma Wallace Christina Walters Mona Ward Natalie Ward Radiah Ware Josua Warpenburg A’lana Washington William Watson Guy Waugh Nathanael Wayman Daniel Weaver Kristina Weikart Chip Welch Rachel Welch Charles Wells Deborah Wentzel Ernestine West Jason West Steven Wheeler Jacob Whitaker Deborah White Mary Whitesell Michelle Whitson Shane Wilber Diane Williams Jason Williams Kristopher Williams Vickie Williams Glen Williamson Jason Williamson Laura Williamson Reatha Williamson Sarah Wilson Molly Windle Carolyn Wisdom Aaron Wohlfeil Cindy Woolf Josie Wright Michael Wright Adam Wuerfel Y Constance Yates Andrew Yensco Tiffany Yoquelet Z Michele Zellmer Teri Zielinski Mary Zurney


Alumni News 1950s 1960s 1950s

John W. Whitehurst, BSAEE 1952, was mentioned incorrectly in the Spring 2004 issue of Trends. His correct e-mail address is


Henry M. Bittman, BSEE 1967, has moved from Hendersonville, Tenn., to Niceville, FL. His new address is 4434 Windward Lane Cove, Niceville, FL, 32578, and he can be reached by e-mail at Bittman is retired from General Electric.

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James L. Fairchild, BSEE 1976, retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in April 2004. He is a senior systems engineer with Raytheon in Tewksbury, MA. He lives in Townsend, MA, and can be reached at


Jason Kline, BSBA 1994, Indiana Tech men’s basketball coach, was named WHAC coach of the year for the 2003-04 season. The Warriors won the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, finished 8th in the NAIA final national rankings, earned a trip to the National Tournament, and finished the season with a 27-7 record. The 27 wins are a new school record.

Jason Kline, BSBA 1994, and Jolina (Garoutte) Kline, MBA 1997, announced the birth of their son, Jackson Tyler Kline, on February 29, 2004. Jackson has a big brother, Jacob, 5. The Klines live in Fort Wayne, IN.

3rd Annual Casual Cork Club Come enjoy some wine and fun at this casual, relaxed get-together. The date for this event is Nov. 12, 2004. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Andorfer Commons Conference Room. Cost: $20 per person, $30 per couple. Open to CPS students, Fort Wayne area alumni, and faculty/ staff of Indiana Tech. RSVP to the alumni ofďŹ ce by Nov. 9, 2004 at (260) 422-5561 ext. 2219.


Darrell Bowman, BSBA 1997, graduated from Capella University with a Ph.D. in information technology management in June 2004. Bowman has served as an adjunct faculty member for Indiana Tech and is an assistant professor at Ivy Tech State College in Indianapolis. He lives in Brownsburg, Ind. Traci L. Kendall, BSME 1998, welcomed daughter Meredith Ann on March 11, 2004. She also has a 2-year-old daughter, Megan Alexandra. Kendall is a quality control manager for Technotrans America Inc. She lives in Rolling Meadows, Ill., and can be reached at Rob Payette, BSME 1999, joined Devro Inc. as a mechanical engineer in April 2004. Devro is located in Columbia, S.C., and Payette lives in Irmo, S.C. He can be reached at

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Jennifer (Logmann) Phillips, BSCIS 2002, married Albert Phillips, BSME 1999, in June 2004. They live in Noblesville, Ind. Julie is an IT consultant for Nexlink Solutions in Carmel, and Albert is a process engineer at Firestone Industrial Products in Noblesville. She can be reached at Cindy Britton, BSBA 2004, joined Engineered Cooling Systems as a corporate collection specialist in March 2004. She lives in Ingalls, Ind., and can be reached at Angela R. Schoenlein, BSCIS 2004, became a contractor-affiliate engineer for Butler Telcom in July 2004. Schoenlein lives in Fort Wayne, Ind., and can be reached at

In Memoriam We have learned of the deaths of the following alumni and friends: Victor Modricker BSCE 1935

Glenn Whan BSChE 1951

Antonio Mesa BSChE 1944

Marshall Wetzel BSCE 1953

Raymond Pelon BSCE 1945

James Berthold BSELE 1957

Milnor Hawkins BSRE 1947

John H. Butcher BSEE 1957

Herman C. Bean BSCE 1948

William C. “Bill” Hall BSEE 1957

James G. Blessing BSCE 1949

Robert P. Hatheway BSME 1959

Richard S. Gillen BSEE 1949

Argyris Trigonis BSRE 1960

Clifford Denney BSME 1950

Louis Cooke, Jr. BSEE 1964

Leonard Fletter BSRE 1950

George Kyriazis BSPHY 1964

Alvin Prant BSEE 1950

Robert R. Henriksen BSAEE 1965

Michael V. Trebonyak Thomas Nowocien BSDR 1950 BSChE 1968 Angelo DiGenni BSChE 1951

Have a seat! You can be a part of the Andorfer Commons theater by sponsoring a seat in the state-of-the-art auditorium. The 210seat theater is designed for students and other visitors to enjoy movies, lectures, and performances. The facility shows the university’s commitment to a well-rounded college experience for students, as well as its desire to contribute to a bright future for its neighbors. The theater is the result of a partnership between Indiana Tech and Cinema Center, and programming will emphasize student needs and interests. To show your support for this creative venture, you may sponsor one of the seats in the theater. For a $500 donation to the university, a brass plaque will be engraved and placed on a chair in the theater. For more information on this opportunity, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (800) 937-2448 ext. 2219.


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2004-2005 Lady Warriors Basketball

Opponent SportONE Classic Huntington College Ohio State Lima Tri-State Classic Tri-State University Harding University Classic Taylor University, Fort Wayne University of St. Francis Manchester College University of Findlay Tournament Trinity International University Manchester College Concordia University Davenport University Cornerstone University Aquinas College Siena Heights University University of Michigan Dearborn Madonna University Davenport University Cornerstone University Concordia University Aquinas College Siena Heights University University of Michigan Dearborn Madonna University

Location Time Indiana Tech TBA Indiana Tech 7:00 pm Indiana Tech 7:00 pm Angola, IN TBA Indiana Tech 7:00 pm Searcy, AR TBA Fort Wayne, IN 7:00 pm Fort Wayne, IN 3:00 pm Indiana Tech 3:00 pm Findlay, OH 6&8 pm Indiana Tech 2:00 pm North Manchester, IN 7:30 pm Indiana Tech 7:30 pm Grand Rapids, MI 3:00 pm Grand Rapids, MI 7:30 pm Grand Rapids, MI 3:00 pm Adrian, MI 7:30 pm Dearborn, MI 1:00 pm Indiana Tech 7:30 pm Indiana Tech 7:30 pm Indiana Tech 3:00 pm Ann Arbor, MI 7:30 pm Indiana Tech 8:00 pm Indiana Tech 3:00 pm Indiana Tech 7:30 pm Livonia, MI 3:00 pm

1st Round Semi-Finals Championship


* Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference Games # Senior Day HEAD COACH Jason Kline, 7th Season HOME GAME

Lady Warriors bring it home on Tech’s new soccer field.


Day Wed Fri-Sat* Tues Sat Tues Fri-Sat Tues Tues Thur Sat * Fri-Sat Sun Wed Sat* Wed Sat* Wed Sat* Tues Wed Wed* Sat Wed* Sat Wed* Thu Sat Wed

Date Nov 3 Nov. 5-6 Nov 9 Nov 13 Nov 16 Nov 19-20 Nov 30 Dec 7 Dec 9 Dec 11 Dec 17-18 Jan 2 Jan 5 Jan 8 Jan 11 Jan 15 Jan 19 Jan 22 Jan 25 Jan 26 Feb 2 Feb 5 Feb 9 Feb 12 Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb 19 Feb 23

Opponent Indiana Wesleyan University SportOne Classic Huntington College Robert Morris College University of St. Francis Grace College Tournament Indiana University - South Bend Robert Morris College Concordia University Taylor University - Upland Goshen College Tournament University of St. Francis Concordia University** Davenport University** Cornerstone University** Aquinas College** Siena Heights University** University of Michigan - Dearborn Taylor University - Fort Wayne Madonna University Davenport University** Cornerstone University** Aquinas College** Siena Heights University** University of Michigan-Dearborn Taylor University - Fort Wayne Madonna University** WHAC Tournament - First Round

Location Indiana Tech Indiana Tech Huntington, IN Indiana Tech Fort Wayne, IN Winona Lake, IN South Bend, IN Chicago, IL Indiana Tech Indiana Tech Goshen, IN Indiana Tech Ann Arbor, MI Grand Rapids, MI Indiana Tech Grand Rapids, MI Indiana Tech Dearborn, MI Indiana Tech Livonia, MI Indiana Tech Grand Rapids, MI Indiana Tech Adrian, MI Indiana Tech Fort Wayne, IN Indiana Tech TBA

Time 7:00 pm TBA 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm TBA 7:00 pm 6:00 pm 5:00 pm 1:00 pm TBA 3:00 pm 7:30 pm 1:00 pm 7:30 pm 1:00 pm 7:30 pm 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 5:30 pm 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 5:00 pm 1:00 pm TBA

HEAD COACH Dan Kline * Women/Men Double-header **Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference Games


Expansion Brings Soccer Field Indiana Tech athletes celebrated the addition of a soccer field on campus in ceremonies Aug. 25. Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams will use the field for home games. The teams played at Kreager Park in recent years and on the Indiana Tech baseball field before that. “This field is a thank you to all of our past players, a reward for current players, and an incentive for future players,” said Dave Allway, women’s soccer coach and sports information director. “It shows how far we have come as a soccer program, and it shows how committed we are to moving forward and improving.” The field was created on land that was purchased as part of the westward expansion of the campus. The facility includes bleacher seating, lights, and an electronic scoreboard.


Faculty & Staff News JANUARY Kathleen Barlow, Ph.D., joined the Indianapolis faculty as associate professor of English and communication and chair of academics.

Julie Thiel became an assistant to alumni and human resources.

M AY Greg Craghead was hired as marketing manager.

Margaret Smith was hired as a receptionist for the Indianapolis campus.

Sonya Walker joined the traditional admissions staff as admissions coordinator.

Carla Quickel became an admissions counselor for the College of Professional Studies in Fort Wayne.

Kay Anthony joined the College of Professional Studies as professional development director at the Fort Wayne campus.

Sajeh Richard was hired as a developmental specialist in Student Support Services.

FEBRUARY Sarah Miretti joined the traditional admissions staff as an east coast admissions counselor. Debra Vance was hired as an admissions counselor for the College of Professional Studies in Elkhart.

M ARCH Alisa Scagnoli joined the Student Information Center as a student service representative.

Jane Mitchell was promoted to director of career planning and development. Joel Harmeyer was promoted to associate director of student life for Andorfer Commons.

JUNE Jan Hartman became an administrative assistant in the Seitz Center. Yiani Demitsas was hired as an admissions counselor for the College of Professional Studies at the Fort Wayne campus.



Mark Tschaepe was hired as an admissions counselor for the College of Professional Studies at the Fort Wayne campus.

Dennis James joined the Fort Wayne campus custodial staff.

Garry Wilson became director of the McMillen Library.

Katie Mettler became an admissions counselor for the traditional program.

Louise Jackson joined the institutional advancement staff as director of major gifts and grants. Nancy Weikel joined the Career Planning and Development Center as internship coordinator. Angie Carnes became the director of the annual fund and alumni relations in the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Cathy Bastin was hired as a senior admissions representative for the College of Professional Studies in Greenwood. Cindy Vicars joined the College of Professional Studies as an admissions representative in Indianapolis. Amanda Ruiz was hired as office coordinator in Greenwood.

Christian Maslowski left the Office of Institutional Advancement and became an admissions representative for the College of Professional Studies in Indianapolis.

Randy Liechty was hired as developmental mathematics specialist in Fort Wayne.

Sheldon Goldstein joined the Indianapolis faculty as an assistant professor.

Thomas Goff joined the Fort Wayne faculty as an assistant professor of business.

Eva Sagan joined the Fort Wayne faculty as assistant professor of mathematics.

Elizabeth Colter was hired as a data coordinator in the registrar’s office.

AUGUST Dave Allway, women’s soccer coach, was promoted to sports information director. Becky Norris was hired as head coach for the women’s softball team. Virginia Spencer joined the Indianapolis staff as an administrative assistant.


Indiana Tech 2004 Career Fair

Tuesday, December 2, 2004 Andorfer Commons Conference Room, Second Level Companies attending will be seeking candidates for full-time, internship, and part-time positions. All Indiana Tech students are encouraged to attend. Professional dress requested. For more information contact Indiana Tech Career Planning and Development Center Andorfer Commons, Second Level, Room 229 (260) 422-5561 ext. 2217 (800) 937-2448 ext. 2217

Looking Ahead Nov. 4, 2004, 6 p.m. Speaker Series, Fort Wayne campus

Global Business with Louise Palmstierna Feb. 2005 March 2005 April 2005 May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 Aug. 2005 Sept. 2005

Warsaw office Grand Opening Speaker Series, Fort Wayne campus Spring Fling Bling Commencement Indiana Tech Alaskan Cruise Three Rivers Festival Traditional Students Move In Homecoming Gala

University Teams With Becker Conviser CPA Review Indiana Tech has increased its value to accounting students by forming a partnership with Becker Conviser CPA Review. The arrangement enables graduate students to prepare for the CPA exam while earning an MBA. MBA students can now choose a concentration in accounting that will include courses offered through Becker Conviser CPA Review. The Becker Conviser method of preparing for the exam uses past CPA exams to teach students how to approach each question. Students work on simulations and multiple-choice questions in class under the supervision of instructors with CPA experience. Problems are taken from prior CPA exams and cover about 90 percent of the subject areas on the exam. “Since the CPA Exam requires people to have 150 credits before sitting for the exam, a bachelor’s degree in accounting just isn’t enough anymore,” said Bob Freewalt, Indiana Tech associate vice president. “By incorporating the review classes into the MBA curriculum, students are able to earn credit towards their MBA as they prepare to sit for the exam.” The MBA accounting concentration will include Becker Conviser courses on: • • • •

Regulation and Ethics Auditing Financial Accounting and Reporting Business Environment and Concepts

For updated information visit Non-Profit Org. U.S. POSTAGE


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