History in the making!
President Daniel A. DiBiasio Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs David C. Crago Vice President for Financial Affairs William H. Ballard
Vice President for University Advancement Ken Block Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Juliet (Harvey) Hurtig, BSEE ’91 Vice President for Enrollment Lawrence Lesick
Dear Alumni and Friends, The 2012 men’s soccer team had a season for the record books, as it qualified for its first-ever appearance in the final four of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship, advanced to its first-ever championship match, and brought home the program’s first-ever runner-up trophy. I was thrilled to attend those matches in San Antonio, Texas, and have since reflected on how the team’s success on the “national stage” mirrors so many other examples of ONU faculty, staff and students achieving national prominence and distinction.
Executive Assistant to the President William L. Robinson, BSEd ’61, ACIT ’71, ACIT ’89, Hon. D. ’05, H of F ’05
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I am so proud of coach Brent Ridenour, his staff and our studentathletes for making the most of the season and accomplishing so much. In addition to the team’s soccer success, ONU players won all the academic awards that were announced at the pretournament banquet. Perhaps most heartening for me were the comments of the hotel and tournament host staff who frequently mentioned our team’s professional, polite and respectful manner. Everyone who represented ONU in San Antonio – students, coaches, athletic department staff, athletic training and sports information staff, parents, alumni, and friends – enhanced the reputation of the University. I was honored to be associated with all of them. Other student-athletes have garnered national recognition this fall. Alison Steinbrunner finished her stellar cross country career as runner-up in the women’s national meet. Her teammate, Lydia Weaver, also qualified for and finished in the top 100 at nationals, and our women’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams returned to national tournament competition. National prominence in academics continues to bring favorable recognition and distinction to the University and provides more recent evidence of fulfilling our core mission. This fall, faculty members have again published books and journal articles, presented at national meetings, obtained grants, and were quoted in national publications on issues ranging from the presidential election to the economy. Our teacher education program officially received its national reaccreditation last month after a thorough review and earned the accreditation gold standard from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. These are only the latest examples of Northern making its mark nationally. The soccer team’s amazing run this season continues the University’s legacy of excellence and national prominence. It also represents one of our enduring qualities – ONU people doing their best and achieving success. Warmest regards,
Dan DiBiasio President
Hello alumni and friends! Another new year is upon us and with it often comes the traditional “New Year’s Resolution.” While I am not a “resolution person,” I am a “quote person.” Resolutions, for me at least, seem to be a faded memory by about Jan. 5, but quotes can be written down, looked at, remembered – they have a longer shelf life, I suppose. “Life’s a Journey, Not a Destination” has been credited to transcendentalist essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, theologian Lynn H. Hough, and, yes, even the musical group Aerosmith, albeit I am pretty sure it did not originate with the latter. Regardless of its origin, this phrase has been a constant in my mind these past couple of months. As President DiBiasio writes in his letter, this year has been quite a journey for Ohio Northern athletics as well as many other aspects of campus. I could review the year and give you countless examples of wonderful journeys at Ohio Northern University, but instead maybe you’ll take a minute and think of the path that has occurred since your initial encounter with ONU? Where are you now? How did you get there? What have been the key moments in your journey? In the next few months of 2013, where will your journey take you? I have pondered these questions myself, and I have decided that, this year, I will take heed to that quote and make it more about the journey, striving to recognize and appreciate each moment (because they go by so quickly) instead of focusing on the ultimate destination, which changes so often. Wait a minute; did I just make a resolution? Happy New Year to all, and may your 2013 journey be all you hope for and more!
Ann Donnelly Hamilton, BA ’99 Director of Alumni Affairs P.S. Speaking of journeys, where have you traveled to this year, or where will you travel to? As you travel in 2013, send us photos of you in your ONU gear and a caption. We’d love to hear about your journey.
On the Cover Ohio Northern University’s men’s soccer team celebrates its historic victory in the semifinals of the 2012 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship. The team advanced to its first NCAA championship match, in which it lost to Messiah College of Mechanicsburg. Pa.
contents 4 The Sporting Life 5 In Charge of Power 6 Polar Bear President 8 Here She Is 9 Oh, The Places You’ll Go! 10 Dr. Freed’s West Point Honor 11 Homecoming 2012 21 Alumni Events 22 Lehr Society 25 Class Notes 32 The Athletic Hall of Fame 33 Northern’s Cubs 35 In Memoriam
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The sporting life For Dale “Bud” England, BSBA ’69, it all comes down to sports. Football, in particular, has played a primary role in his life; it was a major reason he decided to attend Ohio Northern, although he ran track and was involved with intramurals as well. After graduating from Northern, England earned a law degree from Capital University in 1972. Today, after a successful 40-year career as an attorney in Pickerington, Ohio, he still believes in the power of sports to positively impact the lives of young men and women. “I think athletics really have a big impact on character and confidence,” he says. “You’re working with others for 4 a common goal. You want to win games, but you also want to do better than you did the week before. To follow what the coaches have planned for you, you’ve got to buy into the program. Coaches want student-athletes with character, loyalty, determination and intensity.” With his belief in the power of sports, England has been able to use the resources available to him to add the spirit of giving to his love of athletics.
The practice and competition site for the Indiana University rowing team, the Dale England Rowing Center, is named in his honor, as is an annual regatta at the school, the Dale England Cup. (England’s daughter Becky was an Indiana coxswain from 2000-03.) He also set up a scholarship in his father’s name for swimmers at Ohio State University. Last fall, this mix of athletics and altruism came to Ohio Northern University in the form of the Dale England Gate, a new fence project that encloses Dial-Roberson Stadium. “During the 2011 season, I came to Ada for a football game, and during the pregame, Tom Simmons and I were standing out in midfield just admiring the stadium,” he remembers. “We were asking each other, ‘Boy, where could we go from here?’ After talking some more, we felt that putting in a wall, a fence and a gate would be the first logical step so that other things – turf and lights – would just fall in line.”
The project was designed and installed within the year. Dedicated in September 2012 and modeled after the existing stadium structure, the first-class design features a grand entrance gate and a large open pavilion to welcome campus visitors. It allows ONU to better account for numbers of guests, charge admission and host playoff games for high school tournaments. Proof positive that “once a polar bear always a polar bear,” England has continued to contribute his time to ONU in other ways, as well. A member of Northern’s Athletic Hall of Fame committee since 1989, he’s the group’s longest-standing member. “Being on the Hall of Fame committee, it’s been so good to get to know super-athletes, super-students, who’ve exceled before, during and after their college days,” he says. “It’s just amazing to get to know these graduates from Ohio Northern University who have gone on to do just fantastic things with their lives.” England has done fantastic things, too, and he’s has been generous to ONU in every sense of the word. He’s given his talents and treasure to make ONU stronger and help ensure that ONU stays a winner both on and off the field. “My experience at Ohio Northern was wonderful. And when you have a good experience, you want others to have a good experience also – or better.”
All for the love of the game.
In charge of power CEO on the road
Michael W. Rencheck, BSEE ’83, ACIT ’08, can be hard to track down. As president and chief executive officer of AREVA Inc., a nuclear and renewable energy company, he spends 80 percent of his time out on the road, which leaves him with 60 days a year to spend at the company’s North American offices in Lynchburg, Va. “We have 41 locations in 19 states and three provinces in Canada, and we have customers literally from coast to coast in the U.S. and in Canada, and several in Europe and Asia,” he says. “I travel a lot, because you need to be where the customers are and with the people.” In addition, AREVA’s world headquarters are in Paris, so Rencheck travels to France for management committee meetings about six times a year. “The people at AREVA are great to work with – and the cuisine is a special treat!” A career like this, one of such a globetrotting nature, took shape in small towns.
From one small town to another
Rencheck came to Ohio Northern University and Ada from Slovan, a small coalmining town in western Pennsylvania. Originally set to attend a much larger school in West Virginia, Rencheck looked to ONU after receiving a bit of personal attention from the dean of the College of Engineering, Lawrence H. Archer, BSCE ’47, ACIT ’82, H of F ’88. “Dean Archer sent me a hand-written letter,” Rencheck says. “I wrote him back, and he actually corresponded again. After that
interaction, I went to Ohio Northern sightunseen. I thought, ‘If the dean would take that time to interact with a student, it must be a special place.’” This sort personal interaction didn’t stop with Archer. Rencheck still recalls the names of those who helped him the most. Professors like Dr. Bruce E. Johansen, Dennis W. Herr, BSEE ’73, Dr. James L. Klingenberger, BSEE ’49, ACIT ’82, Hon. D. ’95, Ronald E. Guentzler, and Dr. John P. Stahl, BSEE ’57, quickly come to Rencheck’s mind as he looks back. “At Northern, you got to know all of your professors at a personal level. They knew your name and still do today.” Rencheck continues. “Dr. Johansen, in particular, always made classes fun. He always you excited about what engineers could do and could be.” For Rencheck, what “could be” was a long career in the power industry, one that began with a summer internship with the Duquesne Light Company at Beaver Valley Power Station. From there, Rencheck continued his career as director of engineering at Public Service Electric & Gas Company Salem Nuclear Station, director of nuclear engineering and projects for Florida Power Corporation’s Crystal River Nuclear Station, and in a variety of positions with American Electric Power, including senior vice president of engineering and projects and senior vice president and chief nuclear officer of AEP’s Nuclear Generation Group. He came to AREVA in January 2009. Today, Rencheck is responsible for ensuring that AREVA performs with the highest
degrees of operational excellence, which means high standards for safety and quality. “In the nuclear business, you have to have that,” he says. “Whether we are mining uranium, fabricating nuclear fuel, servicing operating reactors, building new reactors or renewable energy plants, or storing and recycling used fuel, when we perform with excellence, all other aspects of the business are robust.”
Rest and relaxation?
Rencheck lives in Powell, Ohio, with his wife, Carol. They have two sons, both of whom seek to follow their father into engineering. “Mitchell’s a freshman at Purdue, and Michael’s a junior at Ohio State,” he says. Outside the office, Rencheck and his wife enjoy the beach, golfing, biking, hiking and exercise. The couple also works with Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that provides homes for those less fortunate. Considering the amount of time he spends away, when he does return home, Rencheck likes to catch up with work around the house, and he even considers yard work to be a favorite pastime. “There’s something about cutting your grass,” he explains. “It gives you time to think. And when you’re done, it looks and smells good, and it feels like you’ve accomplished something,” With a career that regularly takes him from Paris to Canada and all over the United States, Rencheck has certainly accomplished more than just a well-manicured lawn. 5
The Grandillo family: Vincent, Michael, Nancy and Gina, a sophomore political science major at ONU.
Polar Bear President Dr. Michael Grandillo, BA ’79, believes in the power of education to change lives. Ohio Northern University planted the seed for his conviction as an undergraduate, and he’s nurtured it throughout his entire career in higher education administration. Grandillo recently became president of Lakeland College in Wisconsin. A large ONU contingent comprised of college friends, former professors, mentors and president emeritus Dr. DeBow Freed, Hon. D. ’99, attended his 6 inauguration ceremony to show support and celebrate his career milestone. Grandillo, who felt humbled by the overwhelming support, says it illustrates the impact that small universities often have on individuals. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without the foundation I received at Ohio Northern,” he says. A standout soccer player and political science major, Grandillo
received a well-rounded education at ONU in the 1970s. He joined the Sigma Pi fraternity and became involved in theatre, two activities that weren’t on his “radar screen” when he came to campus, but which led to personal growth. After graduation, Grandillo accepted a position as an admissions counselor at ONU. During the seven years he spent at ONU as a student and employee, he developed the conviction that he could make a difference through a career in higher education. He also encountered many friends and mentors, including Dr. David Saffell, ACIT ’97, his advisor and political science professor, and Dr. Amar Bhattacharya, H of F ’00, his soccer coach. Some individuals, like William (Bill) Robinson, BSEd ’61, ACIT ’71, ACIT ’89, Hon. D. ’05, H of F ’05, he still relies on 30-plus years later. Grandillo settled in Tiffin, Ohio, where he met his wife, Nancy, had two children, and spent
Dr. DeBow Freed, Hon. D. ’99, president emeritus of Ohio Northern University, speaks at Lakeland College’s installation of Dr. Michael Grandillo, BA ’79, as its 15th president. 31 years building a significant legacy. He served in admissions and development for 14 years at Heidelberg College. He then joined the administration at Tiffin University, serving for 17 years as vice president for development and public affairs and as an adjunct instructor of political science.
Grandillo received a master’s degree from the University of Dayton and a Doctor of Philosophy in higher education and Italian renaissance history from the University of Toledo. In his free time, he enjoys travel, golf, hiking, beekeeping, history and public policy. He made important contributions to both institutions, helping to grow their endowments, increase enrollment and expand the campuses. At Tiffin University, for example, he oversaw the acquisition of 110-acres, the construction of 11 new buildings, a nature preserve, an athletic complex and a retirement village, and the expansion of three existing buildings. A history buff, Grandillo authored a book on the history of Tiffin University and wrote a chapter in Cradles and Conscious: Ohio’s Independent College and Universities. He also became involved in local politics and community affairs, serving for 17 years as a member of the Tiffin City Council and volunteering with numerous local nonprofits and community organizations. Having established deep ties in Tiffin, Grandillo and his wife struggled with the decision of a career move. But ultimately, Grandillo was eager for a new challenge, and a college presidency seemed the logical next step.
Lakeland College, located near the vibrant city of Sheboygan on the shores of Lake Michigan, is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Grandillo became Lakeland’s 15th president during the school’s sesquicentennial year, assuming responsibility for carrying on the school’s rich educational tradition. Freed believes Lakeland is a good fit for Grandillo. He spoke at Grandillo’s inauguration, joined on stage by the three
other college presidents under whom Grandillo served. “He is extraordinarily well-prepared for this position,” Freed stated in his address. “I believe Lakeland will prosper greatly under his wise and energetic leadership.” Just a few months into his new role, Grandillo has already met with hundreds of faculty, alumni, staff and students and listened to their stories. “I enjoy making and maintaining strong personal relationships,” he says. “I see my role as a facilitator and a good
steward. I want to bring out the best in people and get them thinking about the future and how we can improve the lives of students.” While Grandillo has many objectives he hopes to achieve as Lakeland’s president, he says his primary goal is to ensure “access and opportunity.” He’s especially interested in opening doors for first-generation students who can often change the future course of their entire family by becoming the first to attend college.
“I view education as the great equalizer. It gives people access to the American dream and a better life,” he says. “Education is about getting involved and learning to get along; it’s about teamwork and leadership and coming to know who you are. Small universities provide that experience, and that’s where I want to be.”
Dr. DeBow Freed, Hon. D. ’99, shakes hands with Dr. Michael Grandillo, BA ’79, during the inauguration ceremony. Also pictured is Lakeland College’s senior faculty member, Dr. J. Garland Schilcutt.
Dr. Michael Grandillo, BA ’79, (center) is pictured with the four presidents he has worked under, (from left): Dr. Paul Marion, president of Tiffin University; Dr. DeBow Freed, Hon. D. ’99, president emeritus of Ohio Northern University; Dr. George Kidd Jr., president emeritus of Tiffin University; Dr. William Cassell, president emeritus of Heidelberg University. 7
Elissa McCracken attended and spoke during a Kappa Psi alumni luncheon on Oct. 24 in Columbus, Ohio. From the left: Jim Patsiavos, BSPh ’53, Tom Smailes, BSPh ’53, Verne Haugen, BSPh ’53, Bill McCarthy, BSPh ’53, Phil Oleson, BSPh ’66, Elissa McCracken, a fourth-year pharmacy student, Cameron Van Dyke, BSPh ’96, Jack Smittle, BSPh ’53, Jeff McCracken, BSPh ’81, and Ken Nihiser, BSPh ’55.
ot many people have a pie-in-the-sky dream come true. Elissa McCracken, an ONU pharmacy student, is one of the lucky few.
As a little girl, McCracken would fantasize about being one of the glamorous and accomplished Miss America contestants in lovely gowns she would see on television. And incredibly, this January she’ll proudly wear the Miss Ohio banner and compete against 52 other contestants for the coveted title. “A little boy has a greater chance of being in the Super Bowl someday than a little girl does of being in the Miss America pageant,” she says. “So I’m thrilled to be living my dream.” McCracken started participating in pageants two years ago for the scholarship money. To date, she’s won more than $20,000 to help pay for college. At the Miss Ohio competition in June, she decided to just have fun and let her true self shine through. The judges liked what they saw and crowned her the winner. McCracken was so stunned when her name was announced, she crumpled to her knees. As Miss Ohio, she has embraced the opportunity to be a role model to young people. She selected her platform of “Stop Cyber Bullying” because of her personal experience with being bullied in middle school. “I was shy and didn’t have a lot of friends,” she recalls. “The rude and anonymous instant messages I received totally crushed my self-confidence.” She overcame the bullying by focusing on her music (she’s an accomplished pianist) and finding friends who shared her interest in music and the performing arts. She didn’t tell anyone about the cyber bullying, which was a mistake, she says.
Here she is ONU pharmacy major named Miss Ohio
This year, McCracken has visited middle schools across the state to share her story and educate teenagers on how to stop cyber bullying. She receives numerous posts on her Facebook fan page from students who’ve been impacted by her talk. “I’m proof that just because you’ve been bullied, it doesn’t have to define you,” she says. “You can overcome it and go on to do wonderful things.” To fulfill her many duties as Miss Ohio, McCracken took the year off from pharmacy school. She misses being on campus and seeing her friends and professors on a regular basis. A Waynesburg, Pa., native, she has strong family ties to ONU. Her grandfather Jack “Jay” McCracken, BSPh ’53, and father, Jeffrey McCracken, BSPh ’81, are both Northern pharmacy school graduates, and her uncle, Jack McCracken, JD ’90, ACIT ’99, graduated from ONU’s law school. She enjoys meeting fellow Polar Bears at many of her events. “I run into so many ONU alumni, and that’s been an awesome part of this journey,” she says. The Miss America pageant took place on Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas. McCracken prepared herself mentally and physically for a grueling week of interviews, appearances, rehearsals and filming. But when her time came to stroll onto the stage in front of a live television audience, she put on her biggest smile and savored every moment.
e h t , h O Places ! o G l l ’ You tten by Geoff Schutt
On Nov. 18, 2011, The Honorable Jessica E. Price Smith, JD ’97, was appointed to a 14-year term on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio, during an investiture ceremony at the Howard M. Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse in Cleveland. During the ceremony, Price Smith referenced Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – the popular Dr. Seuss book that looks at life and its many challenges – as a roadmap for her own academic and career success. She says she was first given a copy of the book by her high school calculus teacher, one of many people who mentor Price Smith as she sought the career she first dreamed about as a young girl.
Growing up, she had a close relationship with her parents but noticed that not every child had the same benefits that she did. In some instances, friends would be wrongly accused of misdeeds with nobody coming to their aid. “This seemed to me so wrong, and I desperately wanted to do something to help them prove their innocence,” she says. This quality of looking out for one’s friends and neighbors stayed with Price Smith. “I’m the type of person who wants to give everything I can give,” she says. “Lots of people just want the glory and credit, but I have never been afraid to take responsibility.”
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! became a symbol of her dedication and work ethic during her journey from high school to college, from college to law school, from her first jobs in the judicial system to her current position as the first African-American judge on the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio. Price Smith says she is proud of her career as a groundbreaker for African-American women, and she hopes her example
Photo by Wetzler’s Photography Studios, Cleveland, Ohio
will lead other young people, especially minorities, to follow and succeed in their own dreams. While a student in ONU’s Pettit College of Law, she was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Board of Advocates, served on the Law Review Judicial Review Board, and was inducted into the Willis Society – the highest academic honor society at the College of Law.
She says she valued the strong interaction with faculty at ONU as one of the hallmarks of her success. In particular, Price Smith credited David C. Crago, former dean of the College of Law, for giving what she called “the best advice I ever received.” “Dean Crago told me to look for who was pulling for me – to see who that person was, and he was right. I have had
a series of ‘champions’ who taught me to keep pushing the envelope and find creative solutions to problems as well as the importance of being part of one’s community and to always give back to those who have given to you,” Price Smith says. The judge began her legal career as the law clerk to the Honorable Randolph Baxter, United States bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Ohio, whom she succeeded on the bench. “As law clerk for Judge Baxter, I first got the sense I wanted to be a judge as well,” she remarks. Upon deciding this as her career direction, she crafted her future step-by-step to gain the necessary experience she would later need to be selected for her current position. “Once again, I was prepared to give everything I had,” she says. And, she pointed out, she still carried with her that same copy of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! In addition to her career in the public arena, Price Smith balances her professional life with service to her community as a member of various civic boards and through her membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She and her husband, Gregory, are the proud parents of one son.
He then became president of Ohio Northern University, serving for 20 years in this role. He later served as president of the University of Findlay for seven years. All four institutions prospered under his competent leadership. According to Freed, he and Catherine considered their time at ONU to be a keystone of their public service. “We have enormous admiration and affection for the people of Ohio Northern,” he says. “We continue to follow ONU matters with interest and with admiration for the accomplishments of ONU alumni.”
Attending the event at West Point were, from left to right, Edie Mae Herrel, Hon. D. ’94; Dr. Michael Herrel, Hon. D. ’83, former chairman of ONU’s Board of Trustees; Dr. Anne Lippert, former vice president for academic affairs; William Back, JD ’94, former director of planned giving; Ann Donnelly Hamilton, BA ’99, director of alumni affairs; Dr. DeBow Freed, Hon. D. ’99; Sharon Hawkins, executive administrative assistant to the president; William L. Robinson, BSEd ’61, ACIT ’71, ACIT ’89, Hon. D. ’05, H of F ’05, executive assistant to the president; and Marty Paul, BSBA ’65, ACIT ’80, ONU trustee.
West Point Honors Dr. Freed Dr. DeBow Freed, Hon. D. ’99, Ohio Northern University president emeritus, spent 65 years of his life serving his country and young people. He was honored at West Point, N.Y., for a lifetime of service to the nation by the dedication of a a room in his name at the famed Thayer Hotel on the campus of the United States Military Academy. “Mrs. Freed and I are enormously grateful to the wonderful people with whom we have been privileged to serve, and who have made it 10 a greater joy to serve,” says Freed. Freed grew up on a farm near Hendersonville, Tenn., entered West Point as a teenager and graduated after three years in 1946 at age 20. His military service included seven years overseas in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Germany, Iran and the Middle East. He also headed the nuclear branch of the coordinating agency for atomic matters for the military services and earned graduate degrees in nuclear
science and nuclear engineering. He spent his final years in the military at his alma mater, teaching physics at West Point, and retired after 23 years of service with the rank of colonel. Freed and his wife, Catherine, enjoyed military service, but decided they could make a strong contribution over a longer period of time in higher education. They wanted to interact with young people on a daily basis and directly impact their lives.
Freed’s career as a college president is unique for a West Point graduate. In 1987, the chief of staff of the Army added the phrase “to inspire each cadet to a lifetime of service to the nation” to the mission statement for West Point cadets. The document that created this change singled out “the selfless service of a 1946 graduate, DeBow Freed, as an example of the lifetime of service to the nation which is desired.” West Point honored Freed at the Thayer Hotel room dedication ceremony on July 11, 2012. Representatives of Ohio Northern and the University of Findlay attended the event. The Thayer Hotel, situated on a hill overlooking the Hudson River, is considered a “national historic treasure” and hosts many important national and international people. Displays in dedicated guest rooms reflect the life and contributions of the person to whom the room is dedicated. The main conference rooms and public spaces of the hotel are named for prominent figures in American life. “(DeBow Freed) is an inspiration to all graduates who seek to continue service to the nation after they retire their uniform, by educating America’s future generations,” states the Thayer Hotel’s website.
Private, church-related colleges appealed to the Freeds. “Private colleges have a strong public service component,” notes Freed. “They respect the qualities held high in American life.” Freed dedicated 42 years of his career to higher education, presenting diplomas to more than 20,000 graduates in law, engineering, pharmacy, business and other areas. He served as dean of Mount Union College and president of Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill., for five years respectively.
To read more about Freed and the room dedication, visit rdp.thethayerhotel.com/Freed
Klondikeâ€™s dad returned for the weekend.
ONU students enjoy the carnival rides.
Klondike enjoys the parade with the ONU cheerleaders.
Homecoming 2012 Marching Band alumni perform with the ONU Marching Band during the Homecoming festivities.
Homecoming Queen Shayla Moyers, a senior management major from New Washington, Ohio, and Homecoming King Jacob Schwerer, a senior communication arts major from Sandusky, Ohio, with President Dan DiBiasio and Chris Burns-DiBiasio.
The Homecoming tailgate is packed with great displays.
The 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees were honored prior to the Homecoming football game. See the full story on page 32.
ONU fans enjoy the football game.
Fireworks fill the sky and bring an end to a wonderful Homecoming.
Kelly (Starcher) Hummell, BS â€™92, is recognized for the anniversary of her Homecoming queen reign at the All-Alumni Meeting.
The College of Lawâ€™s display at the Homecoming tailgate.
The Stefanie Spielman Run/Walk for Breast Cancer is a great start to the Homecoming activties.
The Annual Balloon Glow was again a highlight of the Homecoming festivities Alumni and friends enjoy the Homecoming performance by Alice Tan Ridley and the ONU Symphony Orchestra.
President Dan DiBiasio addresses the crowd at the All-Alumni Meeting.
Reunion photos Alumni Visit Friends gathered at ONU’s Homecoming to reminisce about their time at ONU. Bottom Row: Maryann (Krieger) Reifschneider, BSEd ’65, Judy (Stone) Bolinger, BSEd ’65 Top Row: Edward “Ned” Reifschneider, BSBA ’66, Edith “Edie” West, BSEd ’66, Robert Goldman, BSEd ’63, JD ’66
Class of 1967 Bottom Row: Barbara (Ridenour) Brooks, BSEd, Tom Mattson BSEd, Toby Clark, BSPh Top Row: James Brown, BSEd, Bill Laudick, BSEd, Jon Shafer, BA, Elmer “Mark” Vogt, BSCE
Class of 1972 Bottom: Don Milinkovich, BSEE, Jim Jurkovic, BSPh, Larry Hoover, BSCE, Duane Phlegar, BSME Middle: Scott Miller, BA, Jim Pullins, BA, Art DeGeorge, BSPh, James Hay, BSPh, Eileen (Winkleman) Walker, BA, Gary Saul, BSME Top: Bill Weldon, BSEE, Harold Thomas, BA, Bruce Mosher, BSPh, Mark Moody, BSPh, John Mileti, BSPh, Victor Cox, BSPh
Class of 1982 Bottom: Cindy (Wagner) Belt, BSME, Linda Rausch, BSMT Middle: Melanie (Chime) Forren, BSMT, Mary (Murphy) Wheeler, BSPh, Lisa (Labriola) Nord, BSPh Top: Mark Groff, BSBA, Hanley Wheeler, BSPh, Scott Stout, BA â€™79, JD
Class of 1987 Bottom: Dane Shellhouse, BSME, Lisa Moherman, BSPh, John Zajc, BA, Mike Pugh, BSPh, Bart Moser, BSEE Middle: Tami (Tibboles) Meyer, BSEE, Rusty Hyvarinen, BSEE, Steve Osborne, BSBA, Teresa (Karels) Grant, BA Top: Dick Mast, BSEE, Pat Arnette, BSCE, Scott Miller, BSME, Scott Wills, BSBA, Pete Krause, BSME
Class of 1977 Bottom: Gail (Allen) Smith, BA Middle: Barry Smith, BSME, Janet (Reed) Plank, BSPh Top: Tim Markey, BSPh, Glen Whisler, BSCE, Bruce Dickson, BSBA, Dan Karant, BSPh
Class of 1992 Bottom: Rachael (Traughber) McSpaden, BA, Kelly (Starcher) Hummell, BS, Kathy (Robinson) Muse, BSPh, Michael Chow BSEE Top: Deantha (Budde) Schuman, BSPh, Michelle (Smith) Walkup, BSPh, Kenny Walkup, BSPh, Mariann Kocsis, BSPh, Stephanie (Hink) Bryan, BA, David Mccune, BSEE, Dale Lutz, BSCE
Class of 1997 Bottom: Denise (Trueman) Clevenger, BSPh, Leslie (Dunn) Ropp, BA, Rochelle (Yingling) Walters, BSPh, Megan Shaw, BA, Harmony (Espen) Sy, BS, Steve Fraysier, BSME Top: Clint Goodwin, BA, Tom Kitchen, BA, Arlene (Lasko) Allison, BA, Heather (Moser) Lindenberger, BA, Heather Fitz-Davis, BA, Andy Davis, BSEE, Jack Frost, BSBA
Class of 2002 Bottom: AJ Smith, BSCPE, Nathan Walker, BSBA, Starli (Klobetanz) Bartlett, BSCE, Jen Coventry, BA Middle: Azure (DeGeorge) Miller, PharmD, Holly (Fogt) Jensvold, PharmD, Jamie Heinecke Buchwald, PharmD Top: Wayne Glenn, BS, Tonya Hunter, BS, JD ’05, Mary (Kanet) McVicar, BSBA
Class of 2007 Sarah (Bullock) Knapke, PharmD, Kristin (Dickey) Gable, BA, Kori (Frazier) Morgan, BA, Katie Wiederhold, BA, Mika Barga, BA, Kristin (Bell) Schultz, BSBA ’04, JD, Karla Geise, BSBA, Sarah (Geise) Rethman, PharmD
ONU’s Alumni Clubs offer social, educational, philanthropic and professional opportunities for alumni in the Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Washington, D.C., areas.
The Chicago Alumni Club supported the ONU men’s basketball team when they played at North Park University in the Windy City in December.
Klondike visited the Cincinnati Alumni Club and families at the Cincinnati Museum Theater to join them for an IMAX movie about Polar Bears.
Cleveland Led by board member Peter Baron, BSBA ’75, the Cleveland Alumni Club held a wine-sampling event in the historic Bingham building.
The Franklin Park Conservatory was the destination for a fabulous Columbus Alumni Club event.
Washington, D.C. The Washington, D.C., Alumni Club held a hayride and bonfire event at Butlerâ€™s Orchard for local alumni and their families. 20
Dayton Many alumni and friends attended the Dayton Alumni Club Social at the Wine Loft.
1. 1 Boston Event – President Dan DiBiasio, Chris Burns-DiBiasio, Charlie, BSBA ’98, and Carla (Bender) Kim, BS ’97 2. 2 Boston Event – Sarah Schoonover, BS ’02, and Jaymini Naik, BS ’02 3. 3 Boston Event – Catherine Taylor, PharmD ’10, Stephanie Taylor, BS ’93, and Emmy Llewellyn, BA ’07 4. 4 Boston event – Mark Miller, BA ’80, Peter Campia, JD ’98, and Ann (Donnelly) Hamilton, BA ’99, director of alumni affairs
5. 5 Cincinnati Event – President Dan DiBiasio, Jeffery Taylor, BSPh ’78, Dr. Amar Bhattacharya, H of F ’00, Dan Depperman, BSME ’78, and Jim Mosher, BSPh ’78 6. 6 Cincinnati Event – Karla Geise, BSBA ’07, associate director of alumni affairs, Diana Smith, BS ’07, and Rick Schnipke 7. 7 Cincinnati Event – Heather JacksonChapman, BS ’95, Lauryn Zielinski, junior biology major from Springboro, Ohio, and Pauline (Heather’s Mom)
8. 8 Cincinnati Event – Katie Wiederhold, BA ’07, and Ryan Garry, BA ’08 9. 9 Denver Event – Nathaniel Arida, BA ’08, Ashley Mains, Pharm D ’09, and Scott Wills, BSBA ’87, senior director of development for the college of pharmacy
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The Board of Trustees of Ohio Northern University established the Henry Solomon Lehr Society in 1974 to recognize the exceptional leadership and exemplary financial support given to the University by individuals and couples. The donors that comprise this premier philanthropic group share a common commitment of supporting the University annually at a level of $1,000 or more: Lehr Society Giving Levels $1,000-$2,499 Members $2,500-$4,999 President’s Associate’s Fellows $5,000-$9,999 President’s Fellows $10,000-$24,999 President’s Partners $25,000 or more President’s Circle $100,000 or more Lifetime Member
Charles and Carol Hudson
Accepting for Virginia Mitchell
Shirley and John J. Bishop
Marlene and John Barr
Dale R. England Jr.
The Lehr Society was established with the awareness that Northern’s advancement in educational service depends on the active participation of people whose dedication and support are vital. It exists as a symbol of the vision for Ohio Northern University’s greatness bequeathed to this and future generations of alumni, friends and students.
Michael G. Casale
Marie (Hover) Cribley
On Friday, Sept. 28, Ohio Northern celebrated and inducted the newest Lifetime members of the Henry Solomon Lehr Society – those who have contributed $100,000 or more to the University during their lifetimes – during the 38th annual Lehr Society Banquet. Ohio Northern is pleased to induct these newest Lifetime Members of the Henry Solomon Lehr Society: ~ Marlene and John Barr ~ Shirley and John J. Bishop, BSBA ’72 ~ Michael G. Casale, BSPh ’52 ~ Marie (Hover) Cribley, BA ’38, BSEd ’39 ~ Dale R. England Jr., BSBA ’69 ~ Carol (Moore), BSPh ’63, and Charles J. Hudson, BSPh ’63 ~ Virginia A. Mitchell ~ Laurie (Thompson), BSPh ’81, and Mark Palmer, BSBA ’79
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Class notes JD ’77, is the assistant counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue in Harrisburg, Pa. The couple resides in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Jeffrey Welbaum, JD, is the republican candidate for judge of the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals, which is comprised of Darke, Miami, Champaign, Clark, Montgomery and Greene counties. Jeffrey was elected three times as both prosecuting attorney and common pleas court judge in Miami County. He is currently serving as chief of the criminal justice section at the Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. He resides in Troy, Ohio.
ZTA and TPD luncheon
Frances (Martin) Court, BSPh, is a pharmacist for CVS pharmacy in Dayton, Ohio. She resides in Vandalia, Ohio.
Jaye Bumbaugh, BSEd, won a first-place award at an exhibit called Hand-Pulled: Ohio Printmakers, which was mounted at ArtSpace/Lima in Lima, Ohio. Jaye resides in Bluffton, Ohio.
John Hall, BSPh, is the program director at Duke SR-AHEC in Fayetteville, N.C., where he and his wife, Elizabeth, reside.
Susan (Brugman) Shelly, BA, is retired and resides in Bonita Springs, Fla., with her husband Danny. She still serves as a substitute teacher at Lee County Schools in Fort Myers, Fla.
Charles Dunlap, BA, JD ’77, is a selfemployed attorney in Youngstown, Ohio, where he resides.
William Croy, BA, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Great American Ball Park on July 22, 2012, prior to the start of the Cincinnati Reds game as part of the ALS Awareness Day. William and his wife, Dorothy (Machunas), BSBA ’71, reside in Columbus, Ohio. Marcia Weinland, BA, retired in March 2011 after 27 years with various agencies of the Defense Department. She has been working as a pet sitter and will be moving into an active 55+ community in Williamsburg, Va.
Roberta (Kline) Wilson, BSEd, retired from teaching in the Gallia County Local Schools in 2009, following a 35-year
career where she was a title one teacher as well as a classroom teacher in grades K-8. While teaching, Roberta was active in her Ohio Education Association affiliate in all offices at the local, district and state level. She is spending retirement volunteering, traveling, reading and as a Pampered Chef consultant. Roberta resides in Gallipolis, Ohio, and she can be reached at email@example.com
Keith Osterhage, BA, is the associate vice provost at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. He resides in King of Prussia, Pa. Mary (Faust) Piascik, BSPh, was elected president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. She is an associate professor of pharmacy practice and science at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., where she resides. Michael Smith, BSCE, is the manager of civil design and surveying for XCG Consultants Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio. His wife, Marsha (Kline), BA ’74, retired from teaching after 38 years with Xenia Community Schools. Marsha is looking forward to spending time with her adult children and traveling. The Smiths reside in Xenia, Ohio.
Charles Dunlap, JD, BA ’70, is a selfemployed attorney in Youngstown, Ohio, where he resides. Glen David Gillespie, BSBA, retired as athletic director at Sylvania Southview High School after 35 years in education. Glen and his wife, Twila, reside in Sylvania, Ohio, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Brenda (Reinbrecht) Lamberti, BSPh, is the pharmacist-in-charge at CVS in Harrisburg, Pa. Her husband, Nicholas,
John Kennedy, JD, was appointed to the board of directors at International Sliver Inc. in Tucson, Ariz., on Sept. 1, 2012. He is the founding member of Empire Advisors LLC, a midmarket private equity fund based in Columbus, Ohio. John is a senior partner at the law firm of Crabbe, Brown & James LLP, where he practices government relations. He also is a past appellate court judge and past president of City Council in Columbus, Ohio. John and his wife, Mary, reside in Blacklick, Ohio. Cathy (Wasko) Marker, BA, and her husband, James, have recently opened Brick House on Main, a bed and breakfast in their recently restored 1879 Victorian home. William McGlothlin, BA, will serve as the interim superintendent for the Beavercreek School District for the 2012-13 academic school year. He and his family reside in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
James Gallagher, JD, is the executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer for the U.S. division of Manulife Financial Corporation in Boston, Mass. He resides in Milton, Mass.
by the organization, other trial lawyers, members of the bench and the public at large. John is a partner for Murray & Murray in Sandusky, Ohio, where he resides.
Kevin Jursinski, JD, is the principal attorney of the Law Office of Kevin Jursinski & Associates in Fort Myers, Fla. He received his second board-certified specialist designation in business litigation. This certification makes Kevin only the second attorney in the state of Florida to ever receive dual certification as a real estate and business litigation specialist. He and his family reside in Pensacola, Fla. Alan Will, BA, is a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel. He provided the Memorial Day address at Chagrin Falls American Legion Post 383 Memorial Day remembrance event at Evergreen Hill Cemetery on May 26, 2012. Alan resides in Suffolk, Va.
Angie (DiRenzo) Newlove, BA, received her Honor Ring at the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity National and International Convention. This is the highest individual honor granted by the fraternity, which is given upon approval of the National Council, and the alumnae receive the Honor Ring for outstanding and sustained service to the fraternity after their college years. She and her family reside in Bowling Green, Ohio. Douglas Shaw, BSBA, is the principal of Ling & Shaw LLC in Houston, Texas, where he resides.
John Murray, JD, has been named one of the Top 100 trial lawyers in the state of Ohio by the National Trial Lawyer Association (NTLA). NTLA is a professional association composed of only the most qualified trial lawyers from each state. Membership into the Top 100 Trial Lawyers is by invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualification, trial results, leadership, influence, reputation, stature and profile in the trial attorney community, as viewed
Kevin Collins, BA, is running for Marion County common pleas judge. He is an attorney in Marion, Ohio, where he and his wife, Patti, reside. Mark Gregory, BSPh, is the senior vice president of store operations at Kerr Drug in Raleigh, N.C., where he resides.
Dan Abraham, BSCE, is a professional engineering consultant in Chicago, Ill., where he resides. Carl Hermann, BA, is a teacher at Pilot Point Independent School District in Pilot Point, Texas. He and his family reside in Denton, Texas.
Ned Hark, JD, is a member of the law firm of Howard M. Goldsmith P.C. in Philadelphia, Pa. He was recently the co-course planner for the Family Law Institute presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He resides in Lafayette Hills, Pa.
Thomas Simmons, BSBA, was selected as a member of the executive committee of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics in July 2012. He will serve a four-year term on the committee. Thomas is the athletic director at Ohio Northern University.
Shirley (Fletcher) Christian, JD, is the president of the Mahoning County Bar Association. She resides in Salem, Ohio.
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The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration honored Oscar J. Mifsud, BSBA ’70, ACIT ’09, with an Outstanding Service Award on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Phil Jenkins, BSME, is the product sourcing and manufacturing manager at GE Healthcare Magnetic Resonance Coils plant. He and his family have relocated from Waukesh, Wis., to Aurora, Ohio. J. Robert Leslie, JD, was sworn in as the circuit judge in the 29th judicial circuit, sitting in Winfield, Putnam County, West Virginia in June 2012. Leslie was appointed to the bench by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. He and his family reside in Hurricane, W.Va.
Anita Domalik, JD, is the attorney of benefits and employment at Mylan Inc. in Canonsburg, Pa. She resides in Pittsburgh, Pa. D. Scott Drescher, JD, is owner and attorney of Drescher Law Firm in Charleston, S.C., where he resides. Jeff Rieman, BS, is the director of information technology at Ohio Northern University. He and his family reside in Pandora, Ohio.
Brian Smith, BSBA, is the CEO of St. Rita’s Health Partners in Lima, Ohio, where he resides with his family.
Lynda (Brigham) Thompson, BS, received a Master of Business Administration in information technology management from Western Governors University in March 2012. She resides in Alpharetta, Ga.
Mindi Wells, BSBA, JD ’98, is the assistant administrative director with the Supreme Court of Ohio. She resides in Columbus, Ohio.
Robert Fenimore, BSBA, resides in Sylvania, Ohio.
The award, given annually at Homecoming, honors individuals who have provided sustained and outstanding service to, and whose contributions have positively impacted, the College of Business Administration and Ohio Northern. This is the fourth year that an Outstanding Service Award has been presented by the college. “Oscar and his wife, Judy, believe in the saying ‘pay it forward,’ and this comes out not just in their philanthropic work and giving, but in volunteering to do service,” says James Fenton, dean of the College of Business Administration. “He and his wife live by a philosophy that says, ‘When you are blessed with success, you have a responsibility to share that blessing in order to make a difference in the lives of others.’ That philosophy includes the giving of expertise and time to our institution.” Mifsud is the president and CEO of the Mifsud Group LLC, a private investment and Management Company, and the former president, CEO and owner of SMR Aerospace. Mifsud has generously offered his time to ONU. He has served on the ONU Board of Trustees since 2000 and, in 2007, was named vice-chairman of the board and a member of its executive committee. He also is a member of the board’s finance and trusteeship committees. In the University’s latest highly successful capital campaign, which raised more than $110 million, Mifsud served as national campaign chair. In addition to his work as a board member, Mifsud has facilitated and supported a number of ONU programs, such as the College of Business Administration’s mentorship program and student-employer networking events. He has championed the “Paws for Thanks” program and the alumni golf outing played annually in Florida.
Lisa (Robson) McClure, BA, is the art teacher at St. Joseph Maumee Preparatory and Elementary School in Maumee, Ohio. She 26 and her family reside in Toledo, Ohio. Tammy (McIntire) Stefanovic, BSPh, is president of GAVIS Pharmaceuticals in Somerset, N.J., where she and her family reside.
Raymond Smithberger, BS, is the chief operating officer for US Individual and Family Plans at Cigna. He was selected as a recipient of Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under 40. He and his family reside in Avon, Conn.
Michael Samons, BSME, is a software engineer for Accellos Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, where he resides.
Robert Brinkley, BSBA, and Treva Brinkley, were married. Robert is a senior underwriter at Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the couple resides.
Erick Young, BS, is a distinguished research fellow at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. He and his family reside in Danbury, Connecticut.
Michael Chow, BSEE, had his article, “Use The Right Resources To Specify
College of Business Administration presents Outstanding Service Award
Nicole Novak, BA ’97
Michelle (Krietemeyer) Lindenberger, BSPh, is a pharmacist at Rite Aid in Willard, Ohio. She and her family reside in Plymouth, Ohio.
Emilee (Pittenger) Roach, BA, completed the 166-mile Young’s Bike Tour in July 2012 with her husband, Ric, BA ’98, and fellow ONU alumnae Julie Rollins, BA ’01, and Caroline (Woodworth) Schumacher, BA ’99. Emilee and Ric reside in Waterville, Ohio.
Julie Rollings, BA ’01, Caroline (Woodworth) Schumacher, BA ’99, Ric BA ’98, and Emilee (Pittenger) Roach, BA ’99 at Young’s Dairy Ride Nicole (Novak) Ost, BA, and Michael Ost were married May 7, 2011. Nicole is the owner/operator of Double N Stable in Charlotte, N.C., where the couple resides. Nicole can be reached at email@example.com Brett Woodburn, JD, presented a CLE on “Landlord/Tenant Laws” at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Conference July 16-18 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Brett is an attorney at Caldwell & Kearns in Harrisburg, Pa., where he resides.
Donald Divelbiss, BSEE, received a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, in May 2010. Donald is the engineering manager for Divelbiss Corporation in Fredericktown, Ohio. His wife, Heather (Kanipe), BSPh ’01, graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Mass., in September 2011. She is a staff pharmacist from MedCentral Health System in Mansfield, Ohio. The Divelbiss family resides in Howard, Ohio.
Caroline (Woodworth) Schumacher, BA, completed the 166-mile Young’s Bike Tour in July 2012 with fellow ONU alumni Ric Roach, BA ’98, Emilee (Pittenger) Roach, BA ’99, and Julie Rollins, BA ’01. Caroline resides in Saint Cloud, Fla. Kevin Talbert, BA, completed his Ph.D. in curriculum and cultural studies at Miami University in August 2012. His dissertation title was An Educational Criticism of the Narrative Curriculum of an Urban Teaching Cohort Program. He is a postdoctoral fellow at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he resides. Anita Trepanier, BA, is the deputy chief of the operational support division of the United States Army Department of Defense-Defense Supply Center Columbus. Trepanier graduated from Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education on June 8, 2012. She is stationed at the Defense Supply Center Columbus at the Defense Agency Land and Maritime. She resides in Pickerington, Ohio. Heather Westbrook, BA, is the corporate development account executive for the Columbus Blue Jackets in Columbus, Ohio. She resides in Worthington, Ohio.
Brian Crane, BM, is the associate director of development information systems at The Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago, where he resides.
Ric Roach, BA, completed the 166-mile Young’s Bike Tour in July 2012 with his wife, Emilee (Pittenger), BA ’99, and ONU alumnae Julie Rollins, BA ’01, and Caroline (Woodworth) Schumacher, BA ’99. Ric and Emilee reside in Waterville, Ohio.
Kevin Davis, JD, is an associate at the law firm of Bailey & Wyant in Charleston, S.C. He will practice in the areas of personal injury, premises liability, products liability and insurance defense. He and his family reside in Charleston, S.C.
Julie Rollins, BA, completed the 166mile Young’s bike tour in July 2012 with fellow ONU alumni Ric Roach, BA ’98, Emilee (Pittenger) Roach, BA ’99, and Caroline (Woodworth) Schumacher, BA ’99. Julie resides in Indianapolis, Ind.
Natisha (Cromes) Wilson, BA, is a teacher at Fairlawn Local Schools in Sidney, Ohio. She and her husband, Josh, reside with their two sons, Steel and Dexton, in Tipp City, Ohio.
Megan (Clausing) Spengler, BA, and Toby Spengler were married in Sept. 24, 2011. Megan is an author and recently published her first book, Operation Wrinklesteen. The Spenglers in Wauseon, Ohio.
Amy (Barlak) Aspey, BA, is the director of clergy professional development for the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. She and her family reside in Columbus, Ohio.
Russell Chiles, BS, is a project engineer in embedded software at Rockwell Automation in Cleveland, Ohio. He resides in Streetsboro, Ohio.
Andrew Milby, BSCPE, is the lead business analyst for NiSource. He resides in Columbus, Ohio.
Heather (Kanipe) Divelbiss, BSPh, graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Mass., in September 2011. She is a staff pharmacist from MedCentral Health System in Mansfield, Ohio. Her husband, Donald, BSEE ’98, received a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, in May 2010. Donald is the engineering manager for Divelbiss Corporation in Fredericktown, Ohio. The Divelbiss family resides in Howard, Ohio. Eric Jorrey, BA, and Jennifer Schippel were married April 21, 2012, in Defiance, Ohio. Eric is a professor of sociology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The couple resides in Zanesville, Ohio. Jo Ann (Martarello) Koontz, BSBA, JD ’05, was appointed to the Human Services Advisory Council, an advisory board for the Sarasota County government. She is the owner of Koontz & Associates law firm in Sarasota, Fla., where she and her husband, Kyle, reside. Craig Mehl, BA, and Sara Hobe were married June 15, 2012, in Alliance, Ohio. Craig is employed by the NASA John Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The couple resides in North Canton, Ohio.
Alison (Cullen) Lake, BS, is an environmental geologist for Fluor B &W Portsmouth in Piketon, Ohio. She and her family reside in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Anne (Hric) Smedley, BS, was featured in the www.limaohio.com article “Tell Me About: For the birds.” She and her family reside in Lima, Ohio. David Spar, BSBA, is an accountant for The Wooster Brush Company in Wooster, Ohio, where he resides. Nicolette (Ryan) Winner, BA, is the manager of volunteer services for Community Blood Center and Community Tissue Services in Dayton, Ohio. She and her family reside in Troy, Ohio.
Aron Downey, BS, is a certified athletic trainer at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio, where he and his wife, Cindy, reside. Garth Girman, BSEE, and Amber (Valentino), BA ’03, were married March 31, 2012, in Savannah, Ga. Garth received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia in 2010 and works as the program manager for Naval Postgraduate School Operations for Georgia Tech Research Institute at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. Amber received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Xavier University in 2008. She is a licensed psychologist and a senior consultant for Trumpet Behavioral Health, specializing in the treatment of children with autism. The couple resides in Pacific Grove, Calif.
Mindi Wells, JD, BSBA ’95, is the assistant administrative director with the Supreme Court of Ohio. She resides in Columbus, Ohio.
Brian Meilton, BSBA, is an associate at Lancaster Pollard in Columbus, Ohio. He and his wife, Erin (Hudeck), PharmD ’07, reside in Hilliard, Ohio.
Matt Young, BSPh, is a pharmacist for Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where he resides.
Susan (Slater) Rengel, BA, and Scott Rengel, were married Oct. 29, 2011. Susan received a Master of Business Administration in December 2010 from Capital University. The couple resides in New Albany, Ohio.
Jason Ertel, BSME, is an associate at Philips Healthcare in Cleveland, Ohio. He and his family reside in Twinsburg, Ohio.
Garth Girman, BSEE ’03, and Amber Valentino, BA ’03
Mark Donnelly, BSCE ’04
Jeremy Rider, BS, is an engineer at AT&T in Cincinnati, Ohio. He and his wife, Robyn, reside in West Chester, Ohio. Paul Steele III, BA ’03, is an attorney for KNR Law. His wife, Jennifer (Srnick), BA ’05, is an assistant professor at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. The couple resides with their family in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Mark Donnelly, BSCE, and Stacey Forman were married on September 1, 2012, in Granville, Ohio. Mark is a transportation engineer with TranSystems in Columbus, Ohio, and he earned his MBA from Ohio State University. Stacey is a full-time student in the MBA program at OSU. She is a transportation engineer in Columbus, Ohio. The couple resides in Columbus, Ohio. Krista (Bailey) Howard, BSBA, is a district manager for Coca-Cola. Her husband, Christopher, BSME ’05, is a project manager for Krauss Maffei Corporation. The couple resides in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Laura (Krausher) Pinault, BS, is an anesthesiologist at Salem Health in Salem, Ore., where she and her husband, Jeffrey, reside. Kristina (Strobridge) Wildman, BA, is an attorney in the trusts and estates department at Shumaker, Loop, and Kendrick LLP in Toledo, Ohio. She and her husband, Scott, reside in Fostoria, Ohio.
Edward Canterbury, JD, was appointed to the Red Cross philanthropy committee for Lee and Collier Counties in Florida. He was selected for inclusions in the 2012 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists appearing in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine. Edward is a real estate attorney with the law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes, Holt P.A. in Fort Myers, Fla., where he and his family reside.
employment teams at Extra Help’s downtown St. Louis and Edwardsville, Ill., locations. Jennifer Ginn, BA, is the vice president of marketing for Prep2Prep in San Jose, Calif. She resides in Santa Clara, Calif. Erik Hoeke, BA, is the associate minister at the Chippewa United Methodist Church in Beaver Falls, Pa. He was selected in July 2012 as the only clergy member to be on a seven-person team from the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference to go to Zimbabwe for six weeks on a mission learning and activity trip. Christopher Howard, BSME, is a project manager for Krauss Maffei Corporation. His wife, Krista (Bailey), BSBA ’04, is a district manager for Coca-Cola. The couple resides in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Jo Ann (Martarello) Koontz, JD, BSBA ’01, was appointed to the Human Services Advisory Council, an advisory board for the Sarasota County government. She is the owner of Koontz & Associates law firm in Sarasota, Fla., where she and her husband, Kyle, reside. Ryan Malany, BA, is the Arcanum elementary principal for ArcanumButler Local Schools in Arcanum, Ohio. He resides in Piqua, Ohio.
Ashley (Welter) Irizarry, BS, and Aurelio Irizarry, were married Aug. 4, 2012. Ashley is a contract specialist for the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. The couple resides in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Angela (McShane) Lee, JD, is the director of human resources at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, Minn. Angela graduated from Augsburg College in July 2012 with a Master of Business Administration. She resides in Kasson, Minn.
John Lienert, JD, had his article “Principals for Success: Advice for Young Lawyers,” published in The Pennsylvania Lawyer’s July-August 2012 edition. The article discussed four principals that young lawyers should follow early in their law careers to set them on a path for success in the future. John is an attorney at Rawle & Henderson LLP in Pittsburgh, Pa. He resides in South Park, Pa. Dawn (Hritz) Marshall, BM, is an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Ind. She and her husband, Chris, reside in Fishers, Ind. Tina Saunders, JD, is an associate at Livesay & Myers, P.C. in Fredericksburg, Va. She resides in Herndon, Va.
Lehman is Robinson Young Alumni of the Year Ohio Northern University named Ronda K. (Spencer) Lehman, BSPh ’98, vice president of operations at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio, as the 2012 recipient of the William L. Robinson Young Alumni of the Year Award.
Cara Noel, BS, is the head boys basketball coach at Arcadia High School in Arcadia, Ohio. Heather (Gaghan) Pettit, BFA, and Kurt Pettit were married May 19, 2012, in Cleveland, Ohio. Heather is a graphic designer for The Garland Company Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. The couple resides in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Jennifer (Srnick) Steele, BA is an assistant professor at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. Her husband, Paul, BA ’03, is an attorney for KNR Law. The couple resides with their family in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Gailyn (Sadurski) Draper, BM, and Carl Draper, were married March 17, 2012, in Springfield, Ill. Gailyn 28 is the executive assistant secretary for the deputy director for fiscal affairs for the Illinois Board of Higher Education in Springfield, Ill., where the couple resides.
The award is given each year to an individual who is committed to Ohio Northern University, his/her profession and the community. Jon Sprague, dean of the ONU Raabe College of Pharmacy, nominated Lehman. “Ronda is an individual of impeccable integrity, is compassionate and committed nearly to a fault, and imposes upon herself expectations and standards of performance that far exceed the typical range of adequacy or sufficiency,” he says. “Ronda is indeed a successful young alum of Ohio Northern University.” In 1998, she received the Mylan Pharmaceutical Excellence in Pharmacy Award. In 2003, she was named to the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Administration.
James Eilenfeld, BSBA, is a payroll systems analyst at Aleris in Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife, Katherine, reside in North Olmsted, Ohio. Sara (Huels) Gerstner, BSBA, is a regional director of operations at Extra Help Inc. in St. Louis, Mo. Sara recently passed her Certified Staffing Professional exam. She oversees the staffing and recruiting efforts of the
Nancy Stuller, BS, is a registered nurse for the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She resides in Westerville, Ohio.
Since 2003, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at ONU and continues to mentor pharmacy students on rotations and assist with perspective student interviews.
Maggie (Gerber) Stringfellow, BSBA ’06
Lehman was honored prior to Ohio Northern’s Homecoming football game on Oct. 6.
issues through the lens of three core values: diversity and inclusion, collaboration and civic engagement. Sheria resides in Memphis, Tenn. Bethanie (Adams) Kermode, BA, works at Chatham County Schools in Pittsboro, N.C. She and her husband, Scott, BS ’10, reside in Apex, N.C. Rachel (May) Klima, PharmD, and Corey Klima were married May 14, 2011. Rachel is a pharmacist at Walgreens in Las Vegas, Nev., where the couple resides. Jessica (Applequist) Morris, BA, and Steele Morris were married May 12, 2012, in Sunbury, Ohio. The couple resides in North Charleston, S.C.
Kori (Frazier) Morgan, BA ’07 Margaret “Maggie” (Gerber) Stringfellow, BSBA, and Ryan Stringfellow, were married June 16, 2012, in Orrville, Ohio. Maggie is a field brand trainer for Whirlpool Corporation in Benton Harbor, Mich. The couple resides in Lake Oswego, Ore. Heather Westendorf, PharmD, is the pharmacy manager at Triad Isotopes Inc.’s new location in Baltimore, Md. Heather resides in Baltimore, Md.
Kevin Badik, BS, and Amber Long, were married July 13, 2012, Kevin is a graduate student at the University of Nevada in Reno, Nev., where the couple resides. David Crosson, JD, presented a CLE on “Setting up a Practice” at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Conference July 16-18 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. David resides in Philadelphia, Pa. Katie (Fletcher) Martinez, PharmD, and Marcos Martinez were married Oct. 24, 2011. Katie is the assistant chief of pharmacy at Winn Army Community Hospital in Fort Stewart, Ga. The couple resides in Richmond Hill, Ga. Erin (Hudeck) Meilton, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist for OhioHealth at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She and her husband, Brian, BSBA ’03, reside in Hilliard, Ohio.
Justin Yoh, BSCE ’08, and Amanda Weaver, PharmD ’10 Abe Sparling, BSME, is a professional engineer and works as a project engineering for Marathon Petroleum Company LLC in Findlay, Ohio, where he resides. Tara (Unkefer) Thornton, PharmD, is a pharmacist for Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., where she and her husband, Matt, BSEE ’07, reside with their family. Corey Wingen, BS, is the associate athletic trainer and head football athletic trainer at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., where he resides.
Chase Cummings, BSME, and Laura Yingling, were married May 30, 2009. Chase is a performance engineer for Rolls-Royce Corporation in Indianapolis, Ind. The couple resides in McCordsville, Ind. Erica (Mt. Castle) Gade, and Miles Gade were married August 28, 2010, in Kettering, Ohio. Erica is an intermodal coordinator at Hub Group Inc. in Naperville, Ill., where the couple resides. James Greenough III, PharmD, is a clinical program manager for Express Scripts. He resides in Rutland, Vt. Maureen Jones, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist at HospiScript in Columbus, Ohio, where she resides.
Kori (Frazier) Morgan, BA, and Curtis Morgan were married Sept. 2, 2011 in Alliance, Ohio. Kori is an assistant lecturer at the University of Akron’s Department of English in Akron, Ohio. The couple resides in Alliance, Ohio.
Douglas Metz, BA, received his master’s degree in school psychology at the University of Central Arkansas in 2009. He is the school psychologist at Cincinnati Public Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he resides.
Alexandra Petrey, BA, is the associate minister of youth and young adults at Lima Trinity United Methodist Church in Lima, Ohio. She is a certified deacon candidate for ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church in The West Ohio Conference. She resides in Lima, Ohio.
Rex Patterson, JD, is an attorney and owner of Patterson Law, LLC in Avilla, Ind. He and his family reside in Fort Wayne, Ind. William Rimmele, BS, is a graduate research assistant at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Ky., where he resides.
Madeline Sunnucks, BA, is a secondgrade educator at Columbus Bilingual Academy in Columbus, Ohio, where she resides. Justin Yoh, BSCE, and Amanda (Weaver), PharmD ’10, were married Sept. 5, 2010. The couple resides in Piqua, Ohio.
Sabrina Adas, BSN, attended the All Good Music Festival in Logan, Ohio, with fellow ONU alumni David Lewis, BS ’10, Megan Quay, BM ’10, and Samantha Stripe, BA ’12. Sabrina is a registered nurse in Toledo, Ohio, where she resides. Corey Asay, JD, is an associate in the labor and employment department at Dinsmore in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ryland Breeding, BA, is an extra in the movie Lincoln, playing the role of a U.S. congressman. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., where he resides. Marceline Dyer, BFA, is the tourism sales manager for Experience Columbus in Columbus, Ohio, where she resides. Shawn Fellows, PharmD, and Michalena (Grosshans), BA ’10, were married May 19, 2012. Shawn is a clinical pharmacist for Christiana Care Health System in West Grove, Pa. Michalena is a physician assistant at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, Pa. The couple resides in Ridley Park, Pa. Sheria Holmes, JD, graduated in June 2012 from Leadership Memphis, a prestigious program that has been shaping community leaders in the Memphis area since 1979. A four-month, cohort-style program, the Leadership Memphis FastTrack Program seeks to build a better city by building better leaders. The program focuses on a broad array of community
Laura (Presbrey) Peet, BA, and Bradley Peet were married Aug. 8, 2009. Laura is a customer service representative for FirstBank-Alma in Alma, Mich. The couple resides in St. Louis, Mich. Danielle Slomberg, BS, resides in Chapel Hill, N.C. Katalyn Yenne, BA, is a registered nurse in the emergency department at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. She resides in Westlake, Ohio.
Cory (Stewart) Brown, PharmD, is a staff pharmacist at Wal-Mart. Her husband, Todd Brown, BS ’12, is the initial screening chemist at Omega Laboratories Inc. in Mogadore, Ohio. The couple resides in Munroe Falls, Ohio. Adrian DeGori, JD, is an associate at the law firm of Robert Peirce and Associates P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pa. She is an active member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She resides in Leetsdale, Pa. Gregory Dell, BSBA, is a marketing coordinator for Cutting Edge Countertops Inc. in Perrysburg, Ohio. He recently completed and graduated with his Master in Business Administration from Heidelberg University. He resides in Tiffin, Ohio. Katherine Feldhues, BA, is the program manager of Operation: Military Kids at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She resides in Fairborn, Ohio. Michalena (Grosshans) Fellows, BA, and Shawn Fellows, PharmD ’09, were married May 19, 2012. Michalena is a physician assistant at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, Pa. Shawn is a clinical pharmacist for Christiana Care Health System in West Grove, Pa. The couple resides in Ridley Park, Pa. Evelyn Handel, BS, PharmD, is a hematology and oncology clinical pharmacist at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., where she resides.
Virginia Harrod, BM, is a music teacher at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, N.C., where she resides.
Brendon Erb, BS, is an application engineer for Mazak Corporation in Florence, Ky. He resides in Midland, Ohio.
Scott Kermode, BS, is a programmer for RoviSys in Apex, N.C., where he and his wife, Bethanie (Adams), BA ’09, reside.
Pete Fitch, BSBA, resides in Cleveland, Ohio. Tyler Graves, BM, and Holly (Taylor), BS ’11, were married July 7, 2012, in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. The couple resides in Oxford, Ohio.
David Lewis, BS, attended the All Good Music Festival in Logan, Ohio, with fellow ONU alumni Sabrina Adas, BSN ’09, Megan Quay, BM ’10, and Samantha Stripe, BA ’12. David resides in Westerville, Ohio. Katelyn Marquart, BS, is the executive assistant for Accent on Management in Columbus, Ohio. She resides in Westerville, Ohio.
Jessica (Applequist) Morris, BA ’09 Jennifer (Dexter) Masters, BSBA, is a staff accountant for Rea & Associates Inc. in New Philadelphia, Ohio. She resides in Dalton, Ohio. Andrew Miller, BSEE, and Danielle (Beben), BSCPE ’10, were married Sept. 22, 2012. The couple resides in Arlington, Va. Alan Ohman, BA, and Lydia (Bottoni), BA ’11, were married in June 2011. Alan is an administrative assistant for the Ohio Senate in Columbus, Ohio, where the couple resides. Denay Patterson, BA, is a baker and barista at Earth House 30 Collective in Indianapolis, Ind. She also is a graduate student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis studying philanthropic studies. She resides in Daleville, Ind. Megan Quay, BM, attended the All Good Music Festival in Logan, Ohio, with fellow ONU alumni Sabrina Adas, BSN ’09, David Lewis, BS ’10, and Samantha Stripe, BA ’12. Megan is a piano teacher instructing 31 students in her private studio. She resides in Lima, Ohio. Kristi (Russell) Reed, BM, is the manager of development for the
Adam Hamman, BSCE, and Lauren (SeGall), BSBA ’11, were married June 16, 2012. The couple resides in Andover, Ohio.
Tyler Graves, BM ’10, and Holly Taylor, BS ’11
Traci Johnson, BA, is a Spanish teacher at Columbus City Schools in Columbus, Ohio. She resides in Ada, Ohio.
Ashley Tyger, PharmD ’12, and Kyle Stinehart, BSBA ’11 Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her husband, Daniel, BS ’11, is a microbiology lab technician for John Morrell in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the couple resides. Jeremy Sakel, PharmD, and Katie (Klotz), BS ’10, were married May 12, 2012. Jeremy is a staff pharmacist at CVS pharmacy. Katie is a science teacher at Saint Wendelin High School in Fostoria, Ohio. The couple resides in Bowling Green, Ohio. Christopher Senesi, BSCE, is an associate consultant at Parsons Brinckerhoff in Denver, Colo. He resides in Superior, Colo. Rebecca Silverstein, BS, is a fingerprint and firearms examiner at Lake County Crime Laboratory in Painesville, Ohio. She resides in Mentor, Ohio. Jonathan Sweaney, BSME, is a special projects engineer with O’Ryan Oil and Gas in Odessa, Texas. He resides in Midland, Texas. Scott Turner, BSBA, is an office assistant at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he resides. Jaki (Dunham) Waggamon, BSBA, is the historian for the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. She resides in
Waynesville, Ohio, with her husband, Nicholas, PharmD ’10. Lori (Sutherly) Webb, BSN, and Mike Webb, BSBA ’12, were married July 28, 2012, in Ada, Ohio. Mike is a payroll coordinator and cost accountant. Lori is a critical care neuroscience registered nurse at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., where the couple resides.
Katelyn Amendolara, BFA, is a visual arts teacher at Jackson-Milton Local School District in North Jackson, Ohio. She also serves as the key club advisor and the art club advisor. She resides in Canfield, Ohio. Nathan Conley, BA, and Megan Moore were married Jan. 27, 2012. Nathan is a mental health services apprentice at United States Air Force at Luke Air Force Base. The couple resides in Glendale, Ariz.
Megan Keller, PharmD, is a pharmacy educator and clinical pharmacist at the Doctors Hospital Family Practice in Grove City, Ohio, where she resides. Lydia (Bottoni) Ohman, BA, and Alan Ohman, BA ’10, were married. The couple resides in Columbus, Ohio. Daniel Reed, BS, is a high school chemistry and physics teacher at Monroe Local Schools in Monroe, Ohio. His wife, Kristi (Russell), BM ’10, is the manager of development for the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the couple resides. Hanna (Burke) Schultz, BA, and David Schultz, were married June 9, 2012. Hanna is a psychiatric technician at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, Ohio. Kyle Stinehart, BS, BSBA, and Ashley (Tyger), PharmD ’12, were married July 14, 2012, in Greensburg, Pa. The couple resides in Morgantown, W.Va.
Jamie Drees, PharmD, is a pharmacist at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Ind., where she resides.
Chelsie Timmons, BSBA, is the campaign manager for the United Way of Midland, Mich., where she resides.
Sarah (Rathburn) Edgington, BSME, and Sean Edgington were married Sept. 3, 2011, in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, where the couple resides with their family. Sarah is a product engineer for Sanoh America, Inc. in Findlay, Ohio.
Mike Webb, BSBA, and Lori (Sutherly), BSN ’11, were married July 28, 2012 in Ada, Ohio. Mike is a payroll coordinator
and cost accountant. Lori is a critical care neuroscience registered nurse at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., where the couple resides.
Lauren Cassell, BS, is a mathematics teacher at Spring Independent School District in Houston, Texas. She resides in Kingwood, Texas.
Andrea (Lang) Weisenberger, BS, and Jack Weisenberger, were married Feb. 11, 2012. Andrea is a forensic scientistDNA for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation in London, Ohio. The couple resides in Hilliard, Ohio.
Zackery Click, BSBA, is a retail sales representative at Verizon Wireless in Medina, Ohio. He resides in Seville, Ohio.
Christopher Westrick, PharmD, is a PGY2 ambulatory care specialty resident at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he resides.
Jennifer Bonnell, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist for Vista Health Systems in Waukegan, Ill. She resides in Gurnee, Ill. Todd Brown, BS, is the initial screening chemist at Omega Laboratories Inc. in Mogadore, Ohio. His wife, Cory (Stewart), PharmD ’10, is a staff pharmacist at Wal-Mart. The couple resides in Munroe Falls, Ohio.
Zachary Fowler, JD, is an associate attorney for Lange, DeVine & Claws LLC in Tiffin, Ohio. He also is the assistant civil prosecutor for the Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office in Tiffin, Ohio, where he and his wife, Megan, reside. Sarah Hruby, BS, resides in Strongsville, Ohio. Fredrick Larsen, JD, resides in Marsing, Idaho, with his wife, Tawnya, and son, When. Lauren Lightcap, BSBA, is an accountant at Marathon Petroleum Company in Findlay, Ohio, where she resides.
College of Pharmacy honors three with distinguished alumni award
Dean Jon Sprague, Hanley Wheeler, BSPh ’82, Suzanne Eastman-Wuest, BSPh ’74, Hon. D. ’09, and Sen. David Burke, BSPh ’90.
Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy honored three alumni with Distinguished Alumni Awards in October. Sen. David Burke, BSPh ’90, Hanley Wheeler, BSPh ’82, and Suzanne Eastman-Wuest, BSPh ’74, Hon. D. ’09, were recognized for their outstanding career accomplishments and their contributions to ONU.
Brittney Meadows, BSN, is a registered nurse at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, where she resides.
is a preschool teacher and avid hula hooper in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she resides.
Kirstin Reams, BS, is an advanced administrative assistant at Ohio Northern University. She resides in Ada, Ohio.
Katie Troyer, BA, is a corporate image consultant and sales at City Apparel Inc. in Findlay, Ohio. She resides in Ada, Ohio.
Elizabeth (Arpin) Sautter, BS, and Nick Sautter, were married July 2, 2012. Elizabeth is a career trainer in the forensics unit for the Connecticut State Police in Versailles, Conn. The couple resides in Meriden, Conn.
Aimee Wallace, PharmD, is an associate for the Ohio Pharmacists Association in Columbus, Ohio, where she resides.
Ashley (Tyger) Stinehart, PharmD, and Kyle Stinehart, BS, BSBA ’11, were married July 14, 2012 in Greensburg, Pa. The couple resides in Morgantown, W.Va. Samantha Stripe, BA ’12, attended the All Good Music Festival in Logan, Ohio, with fellow ONU alumni David Lewis, BS ’10, Megan Quay, BM ’10, and Sabrina Adas, BSN ’09. Samantha
JaMesha Williamson, BA, is a content base specialist in American government for the department of history, politics and justice at Ohio Northern University. She resides in Lima, Ohio. Kendra Zedakar, BSBA, is a credit analyst for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in Findlay, Ohio, where she resides.
Burke represents the families and communities of Ohio’s 26th senate district. His extensive knowledge and experience regarding the health care industry led Burke to be named vicechairman of the Senate Health, Human Services and Aging Committee. For his work in the legislature, Burke was named Legislator of the Year in 2012 by NAMI Ohio. He also has been recognized by the Ohio Pharmacists Association (2012 Good Government Award), the Ohio Psychological Association (2012 Public Service Award), Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging (2011 Elected Official Advocacy Award), and Voices for Ohio’s Children (Champion for Children’s Healthcare). Wheeler is the senior vice president of operations in the east division for CVS Caremark, which is based in Indianapolis, Ind. He is responsible for more than 5,200 stores in 25 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In 1994, Wheeler began working for CVS Caremark as vice president and then senior vice president. From 1981-94, Wheeler worked for Revco as pharmacist in Cleveland, and as a district manager in New Mexico, regional manager in Dallas, Texas, director of operations in Twinsburg, Ohio, regional director in Charlotte, N.C., and regional vice president in Indianapolis. Wuest, who received an honorary doctorate of pharmacy from ONU in 2009, is the executive director of clinical services for Catalina Health Resources, a health care information services firm. She served as president of the Ohio Pharmacists Association from 1987-88, the first woman to do so. She was appointed to an eight-year term on the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy in 1999. Additionally, she serves on the ONU College of Pharmacy Advisory Board.
Athletic Hall of Fame
members of the Ohio Northern University athletics family were inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 5, as part of ONU’s Homecoming weekend.
Brandi Nicole (Stover) Bruns, BA ’02, has gone down as one of the most recognized awardwinners in Ohio Northern volleyball history. She was named to the ACVA All-American Second Team twice and the Great Lake Region First Team three times. She earned a National Player of the Week honor and was a First Team All-OAC honoree three times and OAC Player of the Year twice. She currently ranks second in ONU history in career assists with 5,726, fifth in career service aces with 198, and 10th in career hit percentage at .288. She led the team in assists in each of the four years she played and holds an ONU single match record with 81 assists. Beth Ann (Breudigam) Gribler, BSBA ’85, was not your typical college athlete. She was a two-sport star, earning three varsity letters in volleyball and basketball. She excelled on the volleyball court and received numerous awards along the way: two First Team All-Conference selections as well as two First Team All-Ohio 32 nods. In addition, she was nominated for the Academic All-America team and was named to the All-Ohio Academic Second Team. Gribler’s volleyball teams were conference champions in each of her four seasons. Gribler ranks seventh in school history with a career hitting percentage of .292. She led the team in hitting percentage twice and in digs once.
Nancy Jean (Shoemaker) Keith, BA ’89, was as dominate a softball player that ONU has ever seen. Known to most everyone as “Shoe,” Keith was named to the All-OAC First Team three times as a Polar Bear. She led the 1987 ONU softball team with a batting average of .437 and 43 base hits. For her career, she accumulated 123 hits, which places her in 23rd place in school history. She excelled in the classroom, too, and was selected to the Academic All-OAC First Team three times, the Academic America Third Team once and the First Team All-Central Region once. Bradley Ross Longberry, BA ’78, started every game in his ONU career, 104 in all. This was an OAC and ONU record at the time and still ranks third in school history. He was a First-Team All-OAC selection twice and won numerous team awards, including “Chairman of the Board” three times, the “Playmaker Award” twice and team MVP once. He currently ranks second in ONU history with 1,036 career rebounds. He also posted 1,391 points, which is 11th best in school history. Longberry led the team in rebounding for three seasons and grabbed 331 rebounds in 1977, the sixth most in ONU single-season history.
Robert Garner Lydic, BS ’97, achieved a number of accomplishments as a track runner at Ohio Northern. He helped the Polar Bears win the school’s first OAC track championship. He won the OAC championship in the 800 meters as a freshman. He was an NCAA qualifier, too. Lydic set six records while running at Ohio Northern. In indoor track, he owned or shared school records in the 500- and 800-meter runs and the 4-by-400 meter relay. For outdoor track, Lydic set the school record in the 400-meter run as well as the 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 meter relays. These records still rank in the top 10 in school history. John Martin Wechter, BSPh ’78, is one of the most dominant runners in Ohio Northern history. He was a four-year letter-winner and was voted team MVP in 1974. He accumulated the most points in track events in each of the four seasons that he ran at Ohio Northern. “Wec,” as he was known, is the co-record-holder in the 100yard dash, twice running it in 9.9 seconds. On top of that, he also ran the 200-meter dash in 21.44 seconds, ONU’s longeststanding school record. Wechter was a four-time NCAA qualifier and notched an eighth-place finish in the 200-meter run in 1976.
CUBS Children of Alumni
A. Michael Luxeder, BSBA ’93, and Celeste (Urbanski) Luxeder, BSPh ’96
Charlie, BSBA ’98, and Carla (Bender) Kim, BS ’97
Kirk Hiner, BA, and his wife, Tieraney, a son, Maxwell Edison, Aug. 24, 2011. Maxwell joins sister Sophie and brother Samuel. The Hiner family resides in Mogadore, Ohio.
Matthew, PharmD ’03, and Carrie (Bernhard) Banks, BSPh ’02
Phil Jenkins, BSME, and his wife, Michelle, twin daughters, Claire and Evelyn, May 15, 2011. The Jenkins family resides in Aurora, Ohio. A. Michael Luxeder, BSBA, and his wife, Celeste (Urbanski), BSPh ’96, a son, Charles Jacob, Nov. 8, 2011. Charles joins siblings Molly, 13, Alex, 10, Thomas, 7, and Dixon, 3. The Luxeder family resides in Aurora, Ohio.
Phil Jenkins, BSME ’93 Matt Filkins, BSBA ’00
Celeste (Urbanski) Luxeder, BSPh, and her husband, A. Michael, BSBA ’93, a son, Charles Jacob, Nov. 8, 2011. Charles joins siblings Molly, 13, Alex, 10, Thomas, 7, and Dixon, 3. The Luxeder family resides in Aurora, Ohio.
Charlie Kim, BSBA, and his wife, Carla (Bender), BS ’97, a daughter, Isabella Sung-hwa Kim, Jan. 1, 2012. Isabella joins sister Madeline, 3. The Kim family resides in Boston, Mass.
Carla (Bender) Kim, BS, and her husband, Charlie, BSBA ’98, a daughter, Isabella Sung-hwa Kim, Jan. 1, 2012. Isabella joins sister Madeline, 3. The Kim family resides in Boston, Mass.
Jason Ertel, BSME, and his wife, Jennifer (Harvey), BSPh ’02, a son, Benjamin, Feb. 24, 2012. Benjamin joins siblings Travis, 7, Hailey, 5, and Graham, 2. The Ertel family resides in Twinsburg, Ohio.
Bracken Foster, BA, and his wife, Kimberly (Brewer), BM ’01, a daughter, Charlotte Joy, Jan. 5, 2012. Charlotte joins siblings Ellie, 7, Ethan, 5, and Lucy, 3. The Foster family resides in McConnelsville, Ohio.
Matt Filkins, BSBA, and his wife, Kathryn, a daughter, Ava Elizabeth, June 17, 2012. The Filkins family resides in Grosse Ile, Mich.
Kimberly (Brewer) Foster, BM, and her husband, Bracken, BA ’98, a daughter, Charlotte Joy, Jan. 5, 2012. Charlotte joins siblings Ellie, 7, Ethan, 5, and Lucy, 3. The Foster family resides in McConnelsville, Ohio.
Carrie (Bernhard) Banks, BSPh, and her husband, Matthew, PharmD ’03, a daughter, Hadley Reneé, Oct. 20, 2011. The Banks family resides in Richmond, Va. Alison (Lake) Cullen, BS, and her husband, Aaron, a daughter, Natalie Jane, Jan. 23, 2012. Natalie joins siblings Carly and Augie. The Cullen family resides in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Jennifer (Harvey) Ertel, BSPh, and her husband, Jason, BSME ’99, a son, Benjamin, Feb. 24, 2012. Benjamin joins siblings Travis, 7, Hailey, 5, and Graham, 2. The Ertel family resides in Twinsburg, Ohio. Elissa (Walters) Mallett, BA, and her husband, Aaron, a son, Brady Richard, March 18, 2012. The Mallett family resides in Byesville, Ohio.
Matthew Banks, PharmD, and his wife, Carrie (Bernhard), BSPh ’02, a daughter, Hadley Reneé, Oct. 20, 2011. The Banks family resides in Richmond, Va. Paul Steele III, BA, and his wife, Jennifer (Srnick), BA ’05, a daughter, Ashbie Lee, March 11, 2012. The Steele family resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Kyle, BSCPE ’04, and Megan (Kestner) Lowry, BS ’04
Paul W., BA ’03, and Jennifer (Srnick) Steel, BA ’05
Matt Launsbach, BSME ’04, and Julie (Jenkins) PharmD ’06
Matt Launsbach, BSME, and his wife, Julie (Jenkins), PharmD ’06, a son, Logan James, April 23, 2012. The Launsbach family resides in Dublin, Ohio. Kyle Lowry, BSCPE, and his wife, Megan (Kestner), BS ’04, a son, Kaleb William, Feb. 3, 2012. The Lowry family resides in Sharon, Pa.
Sarah (Geise) Rethman, PharmD ’07
Nathan Bornhorst, BSME, and his wife, Lori, a daughter, Cora Jane, March 21, 2012. Cora joins brothers Chase and Grady. The Bornhorst family resides in Fort Loramie, Ohio. Adrienne (Poland) Shonkwiler, BA, and her husband, Matt , BS ’07, a daughter, Emma Nicole, Jan. 4, 2012. The Shonkwiler family resides in Columbus, Ohio. Jennifer (Srnick) Steele, BA, and her husband, Paul, BA ’03, a daughter, Ashbie Lee, March 11, 2012. The Steele Family resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Amy (Lusk) Dennis, BA, and her husband, Thomas, a son, Derek James, May 30, 2012. The Dennis family resides in Ada, Ohio.
Calli (McClain) Rothlisberger, PharmD ’07 Adrienne (Poland) Shonkwiler, BA ’05, and Matt Shonkwiler, BS ’07
Adrienne (Poland), BA ’05, a daughter, Emma Nicole, Jan. 4, 2012. The Shonkwiler family resides in Columbus, Ohio.
2009 Julie (Jenkins) Launsbach, PharmD, and her husband, Matt, BSME ’04, a son, Logan James, April 23, 2012. The Launsbach family resides in Dublin, Ohio.
Chelsea (Karr) Campbell, BSEE, and her husband, Justin, BSME ‘09, a son, Isaac Joseph, June 16, 2012. The Campbell family resides in Findlay, Ohio. Sarah (Geise) Rethman, PharmD, and her husband, Matt, a daughter, Aubree Margaret, June 25, 2012. Aubree joins brother Will, 3. The Rethman family resides in Fort Loramie, Ohio. Calli (McClain) Rothlisberger, PharmD, and her husband, Aric, a daughter, Kiel Ann, June 12, 2012. The Rothlisberger family resides in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Matt Shonkwiler, BS, and his wife,
Justin Campbell, BSME, and his wife, Chelsea (Karr), BSEE ’07, a son, Isaac Joseph, June 16, 2012. The Campbell family resides in Findlay, Ohio. Mariane (Rizkallah) Nesrallah, PharmD ’09, and her husband Danny Nesrallah, a son, John-Paul (J.P.), June 17, 2012. The Nesrallah family resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Mariane (Rizkallah) Nesrallah, PharmD ’09
Laura (Presbrey) Peet, BA, and her husband, Bradley, a daughter, Isabel Faith, April 22, 2011. The Peet family resides in St. Louis, Mich.
Hudsyn Pearl, April 2, 2012. Hudsyn joins brother Eli, 6, and sister Aliah, 6. The Edgington family resides in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Brittany Bretzinger, BSBA, and Matt Yingling, BSCPE ‘12, a son, Noah Wayne, June 18, 2012. The family resides in Duncan Falls, Ohio. Sarah (Rathburn) Edgington, BSME, and her husband, Sean, a daughter,
Matt Yingling, BSCPE, and Brittany Bretzinger, BSBA ’11, a son, Noah Wayne, June 18, 2012. The family resides in Duncan Falls, Ohio.
In Memoriam Friends
Leila E. Alden, Pacific Grove, Calif., May 7, 2012. Leila attended Wellesley College, Lawrence University, Mills College and Ohio Northern University. She specialized in early childhood education and was the director of the University of Iowa Preschool Lab (now the Institute of Child Behavior and Development). In the 1970s, she spent more than a year living in Afghanistan helping to improve its education system. Just outside of Iowa City, she owned Spindrift Farm, where she raised many animals, rode thoroughbred horses and bred Hackney ponies. Her Hackney pony, Spindrift Fascination, won Junior Hackney Pony World Champion in 1987, Reserve World Champion Hackney Pony Mare in 1990 and Grand Championship at the Midwest Charity Show in 1991. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carroll R. Alden, BSME 1915, BSEE 1916, and Leila Alden, BA 1905, BA 1912. Michael A. Church, Zanesville, Ohio, June 22, 2012. Michael graduated from Rosecrans High School in 1991 and attended Ohio Northern University. At Northern, he lettered in football. He was a store manager with Office Max in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by many family and friends. Douglas L. Daly, Lima, Ohio, July 3, 2012. Douglas was a math professor at Ohio Northern University from 1967 to 1980. He also was head of the math department at Illinois Wesleyan University and taught at Indiana University, University of Kentucky and University of Missouri. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370, Pi Mu Epsilon and First Church of Christ Scientist-Lima. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth, and is survived by his second wife, Arline. Twila J. Forsyth, Akron Ohio, Sept. 1, 2012. Twila attended Ohio Northern University. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Marion, Ohio, and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Akron, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, William R. Forsyth, BSEE ’49. John M. Klingler, Lima, Ohio, April 21, 2012. John graduated from Manchester College in 1943 with a bachelor’s
degree in chemistry and was president of his senior class. He owned an insurance agency for 65 years and worked at Westinghouse Electric for 40 years. He was a member of Lima Elks Lodge, Lima Eagles Club, Lima YWCA and Lima YMCA Heritage Club. He was a charter member of the Lima/ Alco Sertoma Club and served six terms as president. He also was on the board of directors of the Children’s Developmental Center of Lima for more than 40 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Schwinn) Klingler, AA ’56. Victoria Anne Manley, Keeling, Va., June 17, 2012. Anne received her undergraduate degree in education and juris doctorate from Ohio State University. She practiced law in Athens, Ohio, and then attended Temple University to receive her LMA. She taught in the Claude W. Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University from 1992 to 1997. After teaching, she was a senior attorney for the Virginia Legal Aid Society and retired in 2008. She is survived by many family and friends. Donna Neidhardt, Columbus, Ohio, May 31, 2012. Donna received her undergraduate degree from Morehead State University, and pursued graduate studies at Ohio State University. She is survived by her husband, Walter Joe Neidhardt, BSCE ’51. Marion L. “Monk” Price, Harlingen, Texas, May 13, 2012. Monk served in the U.S. Army in World War II. At Northern, Monk played football and was a part of Sigma Pi fraternity. He left Northern to work for Sunkist Growers in California. He worked many years in the produce business and went on to own a produce brokerage business. He was an avid golfer and member of the Harlingen Country Club. He is survived by many family and friends. LaVonne L. (Tonkinson) Pedlow, Lima, Ohio, Feb. 5, 2012. LaVonne graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University in 1952. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She was an elementary teacher at Emerson School and a preschool teacher at Market Presbyterian Church and Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a board
member of the YWCA, an Allen County Museum docent, and a member of Art Study Club, Lotus Club and the Junior Service League. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Edward B. Pedlow Jr., LLB ’54. Alan M. Stalmah, Valparaiso, Ind., July 26, 2012. Alan was a lecturer and theatre technical director at Ohio Northern University from 1992 to 1996 and then at Valparaiso University from 1996 to 2010. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Valparaiso and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie, who also worked for Northern in the Communication Skills Center. Jane Elliott (Utterback) Weimer, St. Marys, Ohio, July 26, 2012. Jane attended numerous universities including Transylvania University, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University and the University of Denver. She served as a professional librarian in Heterick Memorial Library at Ohio Northern University, retiring in 1987 after 18 years. At Northern, her activities included Kappa Phi advisor, Faculty Wives Club, ONU Women, Faculty Religious Affairs Committee and Beta Phi Mu library honorary. In 1996, she and her husband were selected Ada Citizens of the Year. She is survived by her husband, David.
Mary E. (Green) Bumstead, AA, Venice, Fla., July 18, 2012. Mary was a member of Theta Phi Delta sorority (now Zeta Tau Alpha) while at Ohio Northern. She lived to be 101 and enjoyed teaching, Peace Corps and volunteering. She taught at Sunbury Elementary in Sunbury, Ohio, and Harman Elementary in Oakwood, Ohio. She was elected to the Education Hall of Honor in Oakwood, Ohio, for her caring attitude and wonderful teaching. In retirement, she served as a reading specialist for two years in Liberia with the Peace Corps. She received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Ministry of Education in Liberia for her services. She volunteered through Literacy Volunteers of America and Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae chapters. She was awarded the Zeta Tau Alpha Outstanding Alumnae Award in 1990.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Augustine.
Frank A. Deare, BSEd, Greensboro, N.C., Feb. 23, 2012. Frank was on the yearbook staff while at Ohio Northern. He was the owner and president of Brown and Bledsoe Lumber Company. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and lived to be 100 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi.
Wendell W. Binkley, BA, Streetsboro, Ohio, April 6, 2011. Wendell was a member of the debate team, and he ran track at Ohio Northern University. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice. Bertha R. (Dunbar) Russell, BA, Ellicott City, Md., April 20, 2010. Bertha was involved in the chorus at Ohio Northern. She was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Russell Sr., BSCHE ’34.
Harry J. Kane, BSEd, Shelbyville, Tenn., Oct. 4, 2007. Harry was a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity at Ohio Northern. He is survived by many family and friends. Joseph “Joe” P. Mallone, BSEd, JD ’50, H of F ’70, ACIT ’93, Geneva, Ohio, July 25, 2012. Prior to attending ONU, Joe was inducted into the Ashtabula County Football Hall of Fame for his playing at Geneva High School. He was president of Labor Local No. 19500 in Geneva, where he worked in several factories. He was very active in sports at Ohio Northern, including football, basketball, golf and track. He was a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity and the Ohio National Guard while on campus. After graduation, he taught, coached and served as athletic director at Paulding High School and Geneva High School. At the start of World War II, he enlisted in the Navy and achieved the rank of lieutenant commander and earned two Bronze Stars. He also served during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a realtor while attending law school at Western Reserve University and was named Ashtabula County
Realtors’ Man of the Year in 1947. He served as assistant Paulding County prosecutor, mayor of Geneva for two terms and director of court services in the Ashtabula County Juvenile Court. He was elected Western County Court Judge and then to Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court. He was Geneva Jaycee Man of the Year in 1954 and served on many boards, including GOTL Chambers of Commerce, Geneva Recreation and Planning Boards, Geneva Memorial Hospital, Appellate Courts of Ohio, Ashtabula County Bar Association, Ohio Youth Services Advisory Board, Ohio Correctional and Court Services Association, and Northeastern Ohio Youth Commission. He also served Ashtabula County in many organizations, including United Appeal, Community Services, YMCA, Mental Health Clinic, Touchdown Club, Big Brother, Welfare Advisory Board, Juvenile Court Advisory Board and American Legion. He also was active with VFW Post #6846, American Field Service, Sons of Italy, ISDA, Las Societe Des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux and Boy Scouts. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Tope, second wife, Olga Nichols, and brother Bruno A. Mallone, BSEd ’42, H of F ’80. He is survived by many family and friends, including daughter Cathy L. Ernes, BA ’76, daughter and son-in-law Nancy S., BA ’69, and Richard L. Stevens, BA ’69, JD ’77, and grandson Marc P. Mallone, BA ’02.
Phyllis (Arthur) Casselman, BSEd, Huntsville, Ala., Nov. 22, 2008. Phyllis was a member of Theta Phi Delta sorority (now Zeta Tau Alpha) while at Ohio Northern. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel R. Casselman, BSME ’39. LeRoy F. Kelly, JD, Fountain Hills, Ariz., July 16, 2011. LeRoy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served as common pleas judge in Ohio for 26 years and is survived by his family and friends.
Milton Ecker, BA, Nyack, N.Y., Jan. 20, 2009. Milton was a member of symphonic band, orchestra 36 and Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity while at Northern. He is survived by his family and friends. William R. Shelton, BSPh, Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 16, 2012. William was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Northern. He worked for several companies, including Winters Bank and Frigidaire, and was a public defender. He was a member of Waterscape, and he enjoyed cooking and fishing. He is survived by many family and friends.
Majorie “Marge” (Knowlton) Peterson, AA, Tallahassee, Fla., July 16, 2012. Marge was a member of Theta Phi Delta sorority (now Zeta Tau Alpha), yearbook and choir while at Northern. She was the “first lady” of Florida State football from 1960 to 1970 and helped mentor other coaches’ wives. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Peterson, BSED ’47.
Genevieve F. (Rothe) Eden, BSEd, LaBelle, Fla., July 21, 2012. Genevieve was a member of Phi Chi sorority (now Delta Zeta), yearbook and music while at Northern. She was president of Akron Rotary Anns and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. She was active in church choir groups for more than 40 years. She is survived by her husband, James S. Eden, BSPH ’43.
JoAnn S. (Sidey) Baranowski, BSEd, Melbourne, Fla., April 10, 2012. JoAnn played basketball and volleyball, was a member of Theta Phi Delta sorority (now Zeta Tau Alpha), and was a part of the theatre department at Northern. She was preceded by her husband, Edward Baranowski, BA ‘50 Jean M. (Grundler) Bloom, BA, Shawnee, Kan., July 25, 2012. Jean was a member of Theta Phi Delta sorority (now Zeta Tau Alpha) and played volleyball and basketball while at Northern. She worked as a nurse throughout the Johnson County area in Kansas. She was preceded by her husband, John W. Bloom, BA ’47. James R. Poole, BSME, Columbus, Ohio, July 9, 2010. James served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At Northern, he was a part of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He retired from Battelle and was a member of Northwest Bible Church. He was an active member in the Vaud-Villities. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet. Roger F. Rice, BA, Richardson, Texas, June 28, 2012. Roger was a second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps and served in World War II. At Northern, he was involved in Sigma Pi fraternity. He worked for Collins Radio Company (Rockwell International) for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Shirley. Wayne M. Rowland, BSPh, Fairlawn, Ohio, July 3, 2010. Wayne was involved in Kappa Psi fraternity at Northern. He worked for more than 30 years with Lawson Milk Co. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling and playing cards. He was preceded by his first wife, Joan, and is survived by his second wife, Evelyn.
Joseph L. Kerr, BA, Pensacola, Fla., June 14, 2012. He attended Ohio State University and International Business College prior to serving in the U.S. Army. At Northern, he was a part of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He held many accounting positions until he retired after serving for 25 years as the general manager of the Escambia County Teachers Credit Union (currently Members First). He is survived by his wife, Mary.
Jack E. Corle Sr.
Formerly, Jack was a teacher, guidance counselor and professor of education at the University of Cincinnati. He was a graduate of Greenville High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and master’s and doctoral degrees from Pennsylvania State University.
Don M. Purdy, JD, Celina, Ohio, June 24, 2012. Don attended Case Western University and later attended Ohio University before serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He then attended Northern and was a part of Delta Theta Phi. He practiced law in Celina, Ohio, and served as juvenile and probate court judge in Mercer County. He served on the Board of Trustees of First National Bank of Celina and on the Celina City Schools Board of Education. He was active in the Toastmasters Club, Mercer County Elks, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, Betty. Harold C. Zimmer, BSEE, Lima, Ohio, July 29, 2012. Harold served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. At Northern, he was a part of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He lived and worked in Lima, Ohio, and held a patent on a magnetic conveyor system. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church. Harold is survived by his wife, Ann Marie.
Joseph “Joe” P. Mallone, BSEd, JD ’50, H of F ’70, ACIT ’93, Geneva, Ohio, July 25, 2012. Prior to attending ONU, Joe was inducted into the Ashtabula County Football Hall of Fame for his playing at Geneva High School. He was president of Labor Local No. 19500 in Geneva, where he worked in several factories. He was very active in sports at Ohio Northern, including football, basketball, golf and track. He was a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity and the Ohio National Guard while on campus. After graduation, he taught, coached and served as athletic director at Paulding High School and Geneva High School. At the start of World War II, he enlisted in the Navy and achieved the rank of lieutenant commander and earned two Bronze Stars. He also served during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a realtor while attending law school at Western Reserve University and was named Ashtabula County Realtors’ Man of the Year in 1947. He served as assistant Paulding County prosecutor, mayor of Geneva for two terms and director of court services in the Ashtabula County Juvenile Court. He was elected Western County Court Judge and then to Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court. He was Geneva Jaycee Man of the Year in 1954 and served on many boards, including
Dr. Jack E. Corle Sr., ACIT ’95, 82, died on Nov. 21, 2012, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice. Jack retired in 1992 as ONU’s vice president for student affairs, a position he held since 1979. He was director of counseling from 1972-79, serving at a very critical time in University history. With his congenial style, Jack weathered the student uprisings of the ’70s.
Jack was born June 29, 1930, in Greenville, Ohio, to Clyde G. and Opal Foltz Corle, who preceded him in death. On June 28, 1951, he married Carolyn Sue Ungericht, who survives. Both Jack and Sue were active in the Airstream RV Travel Club. He was a member of Van Wert United Methodist Church, a mason and member of the Scottish Rite, and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa and Iota Alpha Delta honoraries. Survivors include son Jack Edward, BA ’78, and his wife, Laura Jean (Barnhardt) Corle, BFA ’77, of Findlay, Ohio, and daughters Rebecca Sue German of Van Wert, Ohio, and Amy E. Corle, BFA ’88, of Chicago. Services were held in Van Wert.
GOTL Chambers of Commerce, Geneva Recreation and Planning Boards, Geneva Memorial Hospital, Appellate Courts of Ohio, Ashtabula County Bar Association, Ohio Youth Services Advisory Board, Ohio Correctional and Court Services Association, and Northeastern Ohio Youth Commission. He also served Ashtabula County in many organizations, including United Appeal, Community Services, YMCA, Mental Health Clinic, Touchdown Club, Big Brother, Welfare Advisory Board, Juvenile Court Advisory Board and American Legion. He also was active with VFW Post #6846, American Field Service, Sons of Italy, ISDA, Las Societe Des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux and Boy Scouts. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Tope, second wife, Olga Nichols, and brother Bruno A. Mallone, BSEd ’42, H of F ’80. He is survived by many family and friends, including daughter Cathy L. Ernes, BA ’76, daughter and son-in-law Nancy S., BA ’69, and Richard L. Stevens, BA ’69, JD ’77, and grandson Marc P. Mallone, BA ’02.
Matthew Mattmuller, BSPh, Aurora, Ohio, May 12, 2012. Matthew was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II. At Northern, he was involved in Kappa Psi and Kappa Epsilon. He was the owner of Aurora’s first pharmacy, Aurora Pharmacy. He served as mayor and councilman of Aurora. He was named Citizen of the Year in 1985 and was a charter member of American Legion Post 803. He was a charter member of Hope Lutheran Church and was involved in many other service organizations. Matthew is survived by his wife, Donna Mattmuller, BSEd ’50, and by numerous relatives who attended ONU, including his son Steven R. Mattmuller, BSPh ’78, his grandson Jon Mattmuller, BS ’02, and Jon’s wife, Kristina (Moon) Mattmuller, BS ’02. Ervin E. Rohm, BSME, Wapakoneta, Ohio, June 6, 2012. Ervin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked at Westinghouse Corporation for more than 25 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ardath. John E. Sandy, BSEd, Elida, Ohio, June 21, 2012. John played baseball while at Northern. He went on to receive his master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. He served Gomer and Elida Local Schools for more than 40 years as a teacher, coach and superintendent. After his retirement, he maintained 13 baseball fields in Elida and Gomer. He served as a trustee for Lima Baptist Temple and was inducted into the Elida High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He received the Service to Mankind Award from both the Sertoma Club and Optimist Club, and the Elida FFA Chapter’s Honorary Farmer’s Award. He is survived by his wife, Ruth. Pearl M. (Thompson) Weber, AA, Forest, Ohio, April 30, 2012. She taught for 30 years in the Riverdale Local School System. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.
Davis J. Myers, LLB, Winter Park, Fla., March 13, 2012. David attended Ohio State University for his undergraduate degree and later served in the Army Air Corps. He worked for Allstate for 30 years and served as the assistant attorney general and assistant city attorney in Columbus, Ohio. He was an active coach and fan of many sports. He is survived by his wife, Martha. Dolores M. (Novak) Tomko, BSPh, Avon Lake, Ohio, July 27, 2012. Dolores worked as a pharmacist at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, and her late husband was the owner of Ed Tomko Chrysler Jeep Inc. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward.
Richard T. Edgerton, BSPh, Canton, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2012. Richard served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At ONU, he was a member of Kappa Psi fraternity. He was the owner of Edgerton Drug in Dalton, Ohio, and started the pharmacy at Wadsworth/ Rittman Hospital. In 1982, he graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va. He served as a priest in various churches in Ohio, Michigan and Wyoming. While in Buffalo, Wyo., he was named Hospice Chaplain of the Year for the state of Wyoming for serving a local hospital. He is survived by his wife, Beverly. Virginia M. (Zuspan) Kline, BSEd, Mount Vernon, Ohio, June 9, 2012. Virginia was a part of the chorus while at ONU. She received her master’s degree from Ohio State University. A Jennings Scholar, Virginia was a member of Gay Street United Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Kline, BA ’57.
Donald J. Carter, BSPh, Ann Arbor, Mich., May 13, 2012. He was a member of Kappa Psi pharmaceutical fraternity while at Northern. He worked at the Frederick C. Smith Clinic in Marion, Ohio, and served in the U.S. Army. He earned a master’s degree in hospital pharmacy from the University of Michigan and served as a pharmacist at the school for 45 years. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marjorie.
Lowell H. Bramschreiber, BSPh, Green Bay, Wis., Aug. 12, 2011. Lowell served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Greenland with the weather service. He received a degree from Capital University prior to attending Northern, where he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. He was a pharmacist at Streu’s and Copps pharmacy. He enjoyed rooting for the Green Bay Packers, traveling and golfing. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Keller, and second wife, Janet Bigelow.
Patricia “Pat” A. Dotson, BSEd, Lima, Ohio, July 23, 2012. Pat was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and played on the softball and basketball teams while at Northern. She received her master’s degree from St. Francis and retired from teaching in Lima City Schools. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church (now Trinity United Methodist Church) for more than 70 years. She served on the board of Top Mark Federal Credit Union and as a Girl Scout leader. She was a 50year member of the Order of Eastern
Star and founding member of the Order of Rainbow Girls. She is survived by many family and friends. James D. Kuhn, BA, Lima, Ohio, June 18, 2012. James was a member of Phi Mu Delta fraternity while at Northern. He attended Boston University School of Theology and received a Master of Divinity from the United Seminary in Dayton. In the Methodist Church, he was ordained a deacon in the East Ohio Conference and an elder in the West Ohio Conference. He served many churches in Ohio, including Ada First United Methodist Church. He participated in many choirs, most notably the West Ohio Conference Ministers Choir for more than 40 years. He served on many district and conference committees and led two tours to the Holy Land. He is survived by his wife, Nancy.
Israel Avrum Fingeret, LLB, Sterling, Va., April 20, 2012. Israel’s wife, Marjorie, passed away on May 22, 2012. They are survived by many family and friends. James A. Parks, BSCE, Prescott, Wis., June 24, 2011. James was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity while at Ohio Northern. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia J. Parks, AA ’53.
Madeline (Saylors) Dean, BSEd, Kokomo, Ind., Jan. 9, 2010. Madeline taught for 10 years and served as bookkeeper for a family-owned grain elevator for 20 years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard T. Saylors, and second husband, Lammar Dean.
Tonia I. (Fishbaugh) Worthen, BSEd, Tiffin, Ohio, July 9, 2012. Tonia retired as a fourth-grade teacher after teaching for 37 years at Coldwater Public Schools in Michigan. She enjoyed playing dominoes and traveling to attend classes at the John C. Campbell School of Folk Art in North Carolina. She is survived by many family and friends.
Thomas H. Kennedy, BSEE, Tacoma, Wash., June 8, 2012. Tom served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity at Ohio Northern. He worked for General Electric, Litton Industries and the Boeing Company. He is survived by his wife, Betty. Donn F. Moore, BSME, Canton, Mich., May 10, 2012. Donn ran indoor and outdoor track while at Northern. He also was a member of Tau Beta Pi engineering honorary. He is survived by his wife, Ellen.
Iva L. (Carter) Kiser Dowler, BSEd, Cridersville, Ohio, May 21, 2012. Iva received her teaching certificate from Bowling Green State University in 1933. She taught at the Parlette schoolhouse in Noble Township and at Cridersville Public Schools. She was a member of the Cridersville United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, and the Auglaize County Farm Bureau, Ohio and Auglaize County Retired Teachers Associations, and Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was preceded in death by her first husband, V. Lyle Kiser, and second husband, John R. Dowler. Floyd H. Dufrasne, BSPh, Rayland, Ohio, April 22, 2011. Floyd was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and Phi Delta Chi pharmacy fraternity at ONU. He is survived by many family and friends.
Keith L. Houdeshell, BSEd, Arlington, Ohio, Aug. 25, 2012. Keith received a master’s degree from Heidelberg University. He retired from teaching and coaching girls’ softball and basketball at New Riegel High School after 33 years. He was a member of Arlington United Methodist Church and is survived by many family and friends.
Thomas E. Heydinger, JD, Norwalk, Ohio, July 9, 2012. Tom was a graduate of the Pontifical College Josephinum, the University of Dayton and Ohio Northern College of Law. After graduating law school, he served as a medical evacuation pilot in Vietnam and went on to serve in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Army. He was awarded a Bronze Star and Army Air Medal for his exemplary service to the nation. He began his civil public service as county court judge in Crawford County, Ohio. In 1972, he was appointed assistant attorney general for the state of Ohio by Attorney General William J. Brown, JD ’67. He then was appointed by Governor John J. Gilligan in 1975 to the common pleas bench in Huron County. He served the people of Huron County for 28 years in the probate and juvenile division of that court. After his retirement, he sat by assignment of the Ohio Supreme Court as visiting judge in several counties in northern Ohio and on the Court of Appeals, Eighth Appellate District in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He was recognized eight times by the Ohio Supreme Court for “Outstanding Judicial Service.” In 2008, he was appointed to the 58th District Ohio House of Representatives. He is survived by his wife, Peggy.
U.S. Army as an MP prior to returning for his law degree. He served as prosecuting attorney for Vinton County for 12 years. He served as a trustee and legal commissioner for the Buckeye Boys State program and was a member of the Robert Wyckoff Post of the American Legion. After retiring, he rebuilt a vintage Lotus Europa. He is survived by many family and friends.
Beverly “Bev” Raab Daugherty Beverly “Bev” Raab Daugherty, 73, of Lexington, Ky., wife of Gale E. Daugherty, H of F ’94, ACIT ’97, ACIT ’99, passed away on Nov. 26, 2012. Bev was best known for being a loyal fan of ONU basketball, as Gale served as head basketball coach at Northern from 1974-92. Bev was a retired teacher, and she was an active member of ONU Women and the Northern community. Besides her husband, survivors include son Ernest, BA ’98, and his wife, Wendy (Lortz) Daugherty, BA ’94, of Ada, Ohio, and daughters Vicki Spar of Ada, Brenda Hanna of Kenton, Ohio, and Heather Stauft of Cincinnati. Services were held in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 30. A memorial service was held in Ada on Feb. 9.
Candy S. (Jones) Eby, BSPh, Dayton, Ohio, July 30, 2012. Candy was a member of Delta Zeta sorority while at Northern. She worked for 37 years at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Chapter #527, and she enjoyed playing cards. She is survived by many family and friends. J. Scott Hreben, BA, South Lebanon, Ohio, May 22, 2012. Scott was a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity and the wrestling team while at Northern. He received his master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. He retired after teaching for 34 years at Perrysburg High School. He coached wrestling at Perrysburg and other area schools. He was an avid Harley-Davidson motorcyclist. He is survived by his wife, Jill.
1979 Nicholas D. Katzenbach, Hon. D., Trenton, N.J., May 8, 2012. Dr. Katzenbach served in several roles during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He was a key player in many of the crucial moments in the 1960s including The Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, integration of school, The Warren Report, The Civil Rights Act and Vietnam. For his service to the country and civil rights, he was honored with a doctorate of public service at Ohio Northern. He is survived by many family and friends. Robert Whittington Jr., BSBA, Denver, Colo., May 14, 2012. Bob participated in the business re-degree ceremony at Ohio Northern in 2006. He worked for IBM for 25 years and as a realtor in the Denver area. He enjoyed the cabin he built for his family at Eleven Mile Reservoir in Lake George, Colo. He is survived by his wife, Gail. 38
John G. Gosling, BA, JD ’74, McArthur, Ohio, May 26, 2012. John was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity while at Northern. He served in the U.S. Army as an MP prior to returning for his law degree. He served as prosecuting attorney for Vinton County for 12 years. He served as a trustee and legal commissioner for the Buckeye Boys State program and was a member of the Robert Wyckoff Post of the American Legion. After retiring, he rebuilt a vintage Lotus Europa. He is survived by many family and friends.
Michael D. Quinn, BSEd, Kenton, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2012. Michael sang in the chorus at Northern. He had owned Quinn’s Music and retired from the Kenton Times. He served as the organist at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for 32 years. He is survived by many family and friends.
John H. Hudson, BSEE, Ambler, Pa., May 12, 2012. John was a member of the marching band at Northern. He is survived by his wife, Barbara. Jack J. McClelland, JD, Zanesville, Ohio, June 3, 2012. Jack served in the U.S. Army, reaching the rank of buck sergeant, and received his undergraduate degree from Mount Union College (now Mount Union University). He was a founding partner of the Graham & McClelland Law Firm in Zanesville, Ohio. He was appointed as a magistrate for the United States District Court for five years and served as the village solicitor for 12 years. He also was a part owner of OK Coal and Concrete and EagleSticks Golf Club. He was a member of many organizations in Zanesville, including the Eagles, Moose Lodge, Am Vets, Muskingum River Advisory and Ducks Unlimited. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna.
John G. Gosling, BA, JD ’74, McArthur, Ohio, May 26, 2012. John was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity while at Northern. He served in the
David G. Roach, BA, JD ’82, Clearcreek Township, Ohio, July 14, 2012. David was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Ohio Northern. He served as an attorney with his own practice. He is survived by his wife, Sherri.
Brian M. Fisher, JD, Las Vegas, Nev., May 25, 2012. Brian served in the U.S. Army and graduated from Kent State University before he attended Northern. He was a criminal defense and trial lawyer in Lima, Ohio, until he moved his practice to Las Vegas. He was an active motorcyclist, scuba diver, snow skier, race-boat driver and race-car driver. He is survived by many family and friends. Benjamin F. Yale, JD, Lima, Ohio, June 13, 2012. Benjamin received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University. He owned Yale Law Office and represented Select Milk Producers Inc. and Continental Dairy Products Inc. He served in the Muchinippi Theatre Group and the Waynesfield-Goshen Community Foundation. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie.
David G. Roach, JD, BA ’79, Clearcreek Township, Ohio, July 14, 2012. David was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Ohio Northern. He served as an attorney with his own practice. He is survived by his wife, Sherri.
Donald P. Graham, BA, New Haven, Ind., May 29, 2012. Donald lettered in football while at Northern. He was a registered nurse at Lutheran Hospital Cardiac Cath Lab and the St. Joseph Regional Burn Unit. He is survived by his wife, Valerie.
Ginger R. (Deal) Lumadue, BS, Sheffield Lake, Ohio, June 23, 2012. Ginger was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority at Northern. She worked as a bio-chemist and was a devoted mother and wife. She is survived by her husband, Leland.
Juan F. Miranda, JD, Wyoming, Pa., May 13, 2012. He attended Florida State University and received the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army as a counter-intelligence officer. He served in Europe and Vietnam, and received the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for valor and the Army Commendation Medal. He received a master’s degree from Temple University and was a social studies teacher and coach in New Jersey. He received his juris doctorate at Northern after retiring from teaching. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret.
Joshua C. Gerken, BSBA, Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, June 24, 2012. Josh worked with his father and was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church. He enjoyed spending time with family, especially his nieces and nephews. He is survived by his wife, Nichole.
Emily L. Beers, BS, Corsica, Pa., Aug. 22, 2012. Emily was active in many biology and medical student groups at Northern. She was beginning an accelerated bachelor’s of science in nursing degree at Duke University. She was co-valedictorian of ClarionLimestone High School in 2004. She was an accomplished pianist and a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and was a pianist for the choir. She is survived by many family and friends.
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Congratulations Miss Ohio Ohio Northern's very own Elissa McCracken, a fourth-year pharmacy student, was named Miss Ohio 2012 in June. McCracken chose the Freed Center for the Performing Arts as the site of a Miss Ohio 2012 sendoff celebration on Dec. 9. Pictured here, McCracken performs a piano arrangement to â€œCumana.â€? She represented the state of Ohio at the Miss America Pageant on Jan. 12 in Las Vegas.
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