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Dr. Kendall L. and Mrs. Toby Baker, BFA ’06, give of their time as they pass out treat boxes to ONU students during fall quarter exams.

Greetings from Ada and ONU!! In the Fall issue of the Alumni Journal, you may remember that we interviewed individuals who excelled in various capacities outside of their daily routine by following their ‘passions’. In this issue, we want to focus on The Giving Spirit. It is no surprise that many members of the ONU family graciously donate their time and resources to make their communities and our world a better place. In the pages that follow, you will learn how graduates and current students have given back in so many ways, whether it be by working for Engineers without Borders, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity or coordinating food drives for those in need. Also, you’ll read about alumni who have given back financially to Northern,

whether it be as a Lehr Society Member supporting The Campaign for Ohio Northern University’s Tomorrow or as a young alumnus who has joined our GOLD Society. At Northern, our mission is and always has been education FIRST. We encourage our students to excel in the classroom but also to explore beyond the classroom and to give back to others in their own individual ways. An ONU education instills the importance of service and focusing on the common good rather than one’s own selfinterest. This issue also includes one of my favorite parts of the Alumni Journal, namely “The Ties That Bind.” As you know, this section always features stories inspired by friendships

that began at Ohio Northern and have lasted, in some cases, sixty plus years. Many of us, like the illustrations shared in this journal, are all bound together by the relationships we have built at Ohio Northern University—friendships that will last a lifetime. Enjoy this issue of the journal and please accept Toby’s and my very best wishes for a warm, happy and fulfilling 2010. May you always remember to have in your heart, a Giving Spirit and to stay in touch with your ties from ONU. Thank you for all you do for Ohio Northern University.

Dr. Kendall L. Baker President, Ohio Northern University

Hello and Happy New Year! I hope that 2010 will be a year filled with good health, happiness and cherished connections for you and your family. Thanks so much to all of you for your notes, calls and positive feedback regarding the new design of the Ohio Northern University Alumni Journal. We will continue to bring you stories and updates about your fellow classmates and your alma mater.

Vol 70 - Issue one Winter 2010

President ­ Kendall L. Baker Vice President for Academic Affairs (Interim) and Dean of the College of Law David C. Crago

Alumni Journal Editors Josh Alkire Associate Director of Communications Ann Donnelly Hamilton, BA ’99 Director of Alumni Affairs

Vice President and Dean of Enrollment ­ Karen P. (Casper) Condeni, BA ’74

Carol Flax Director of University Communications and Marketing

Vice President for University Advancement Thomas R. Stevick

Laurie Wurth Pressel

Vice President for Financial Affairs Robert W. Ruble Vice President for Student Affairs Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw Executive Assistant to the President William L. Robinson, BSEd ’61, Hon.D. ’05, H of F ’05 Publisher Thomas R. Stevick Vice President for University Advancement

Please continue to keep us updated as you begin the new year and feel free to send your comments and suggestions to me at We look forward to hearing from you and, as always, please stop and visit us at the Alumni House, 115 West Lima, when you are back on campus! Warmest regards, Ann Donnelly Hamilton, BA ’99 Director of Alumni Affairs

Art and Design Jeni Bible Contributing Writers Josh Alkire, Laurie Wurth Pressel Contributing Photographers Kenneth Colwell, Tim Glon, Jose Nogueras, Mary Wilkin


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4 The Giving Spirit 16 Student Organizations 18 On the Tundra 20 Sports 22 Now Showing

26 Campaign 31 Class Notes 44 Northern’s Cubs 46 In Memoriam 50 Campus Connection

The giving spirit abounds on Ohio Northern University’s campus. Students experience it each day in their interactions with the dedicated professors, caring alumni and generous donors who make up the ONU community. After graduating from Northern, many ONU alumni carry their passion for service into their new lives. For some, service becomes a vocation; for others, it becomes an avocation. Despite the demands of careers, graduate school and families, they continue to share their gifts for the betterment of society. In the following pages, you’ll discover that the giving spirit is determined and joyful through the voices of alumni and students who have made service to others a way of life. 4



ames E. Cates, BA ’67, had just graduated from Columbus East High School, and his immediate plans called for enlistment with the U.S. Air Force. One of 12 children, Cates never put much thought to college education. He didn’t exactly pay much attention to his high school career, either. Working late nights at restaurants, attending high school three or four times a week, Cates was more concerned about earning money to help his family. College just wasn’t in his world.

An offer he almost refused

But then a strange thing happened.

Cates sat on the offer for two days before mentioning it to his mother. College was so far away from what he knew, so far away from anything he ever thought about, he found it difficult to take higher education seriously. “I wasn’t going to go. But my mother pushed, so I went back to see Dr. Eibling again,” he says. “We talked, and he suggested Northern. He said, ‘I’m the chairman of the board, so if you need help or guidance, it’s the school I know best.’ So that’s why I came` to ONU.”

Cates received a mysterious phone call from Dr. Harold Eibling, superintendant of Columbus Public Schools and chairman of the board at Ohio Northern University. Eibling explained to Cates that four anonymous area businessmen were willing to finance Cates’ college education, as long as he adhered to four conditions: He had to attend one of three specific schools. He had to major in engineering. He had to maintain a 3.0 GPA in every quarter. Finally, he could not make any attempts to discover the identity of the four benefactors.

Cates stepped on Ohio Northern’s campus as a freshman in fall 1963. With low expectations, he called his Air Force recruiter, explaining that he was going to give college a try, but would most likely be available for enlistment in January.

His Northern experience


A few weeks into his Northern journey, a moment of tragedy provided the intense focus Cates needed to survive. After years of working in foundries, his father suffered a heart attack. Cates traveled home on a rainy night in September 1963, expecting to drop out of school to help care for the family. His three older brothers were in the military, and his three older sisters were married, so he felt like he was the only one left to help his mother. He went to the hospital to visit his father, who sat up in his bed and asked his son what he was doing in Columbus, away from Ada and away from his studies.

“I told him, ‘Dad, you almost died.’ He says, ‘I’m not going to die. I’m going to live long enough for you to get out of school. I’m probably not going to live long enough to raise the rest of these kids. But I’m counting on you to get out of school and help your mother.’ And that was when I really learned how to focus in life. The next four years, I focused more in my life than I think I have ever focused since.” Even with this renewed focus, college challenged Cates on several fronts. Academically, he felt like everyone else had a head start, because his high school had not prepared him well for the mathematics he needed for engineering. This would soon change. “I studied 15 hours a day; that’s about how long I had to study to keep up,” he recalls. “Because I was so far behind everybody, I used to spend six hours a night just on my math.” Socially, Cates found himself in a very unfamiliar world. “Most of the kids on campus were from the middle class,” he explains. “What they thought were problems weren’t problems for me. It was the first time I had three meals per day, and they were complaining about the food. I thought it was the best food there was!” Academic and social struggles weren’t the only hurdles Cates faced. “At the time, I think I was only the second black kid in the engineering school in 100 years at Northern. This was the civil rights era. So it was just really hard.” “Jim was a freshman in Lima Hall, where my wife, Gretchen, and I lived,” says William Robinson, BSEd ’61, Hon. D. ’05, H of F ’05, then dean of men and head resident of Lima Hall. “There’s an interesting story about white students and their parents refusing to have Jim as a roommate. The local minister of one of the students even came to me to protest the rooming situation. Neither of those students survived ONU, but Jim graduated with honors.” Of course, Cates emerged from this situation a better person. “People would seek me out to put their kids in the room with me so I could tutor them,” he says. “I became a pretty good math tutor, and that helped me make some money so I could send it home to my mother.

Mary Cates, Jim Cates, BA ’67, and William Robinson, BSEd ’61, Hon. D. ’05, H of F ’05, at a San Francisco Area Alumni Event.

“Every quarter I got better and better. I eventually graduated cum laude.”

Welcome to the tech world After graduating from Ohio Northern, Cates earned a master’s degree in computer and information science from Ohio State University before beginning a long career with IBM. “I managed worldwide languages, databases, artificial intelligence, etc. I did a lot of research and development and worked my way up to corporate director at IBM,” he says. Cates left IBM after 21 years, taking executive leadership, WW IT deployment and corporate VP management positions with a number of companies in California’s Silicon Valley, including Altera, Brocade, Information Technology Solutions (now Keane Consulting), Synopsys and Silicon Graphics. “I became a specialist at working at a company for three to four years, taking on the task of transforming the entire company – people, business processes and technology. I rolled out worldwide business integration systems, what you call ERPS (enterprise resource planning systems).”

CIO Scholarship Foundation Along the way, Cates co-authored two books, CIO Wisdom and Climbing the Ladder of Business Intelligence. He convinced his fellow authors to devote the books’ royalties to a scholarship fund, and, just like that, the CIO Scholarship Foundation was born. He’s been president of the group since 2003. To continue funding this foundation, Cates developed his “rent-a-CIO” model, in which companies donate $5,000 to the scholarship fund in exchange for two hours of consultation with three volunteer CIOs. During these two-hour sessions, the CIOs evaluate new opportunities and technologies for the donating companies. To date, the CIO Scholarship Foundation has distributed more than $160,000 in scholarships. The Foundation is involved with four universities and a community college district (San Jose State

University, Clarion University, Ohio State University, UC Berkeley and Foothill-De Anza Community College District) and another charitable organization: the Glow Foundation.

Glow Foundation In 2006, two Stanford University graduate students approached Cates, seeking his involvement with the Glow Foundation, a nonprofit organization that addresses the financial barriers facing high-potential, lowincome students as they attempt to enroll in college. The Glow Foundation does more than give out scholarships to deserving students. It educates and explains basic financial principles. Participating students work with mentors to learn about budgets, how set up bank accounts and where to apply for scholarships. The students must then put together a college budget that details what schools they would like to attend, how much it costs and how they plan to pay for it. Glow mentors and board members then examine the students’ progress, analyze the submitted budgets and distribute scholarships that fill in the gaps. Glow partners with Wells Fargo and Silicon Valley Bank and their volunteering employees to effectively deliver this student mentoring and financial training. Cates played a large part in funding Glow during its first year. He serves as a chairman of its board, and several other board member mentors have come from his network of colleagues. “2010 will be a difficult year for Glow funding due to the economic challenges all organizations are facing,” he says. To date, Glow Foundation has provided financial education to approximately 580 students and college scholarships to 79 students. “Just like me, it’s the first time they’ve had anyone actually tell them about a world outside of where they live,” says Cates. “They’re in really dangerous areas, and it’s a tough life for them. Just like mine was for me.”

“I’ve helped kids all my life since I left ONU,” he continues. “It’s just a passion inside of me, because I know what would have happened had someone not helped me.”

The importance of giving back While Cates readily acknowledges the impact his Northern education and experiences have had on his life, to this day he still has no idea about the identity of those four mysterious businessmen. “The deal was I never try to find out. I honored that. So no, I don’t know who they were,” he says. He can, on the other hand, cite a handful of people who made his educational journey possible: his mother and father, Harold Eibling, Bill Robinson, Frank Bringle McIntosh (president of the University from 1949-66). “There were a lot of people who helped me as I tried to move into a world that I had never seen before,” he says. “These people helped me get the courage to make the jump to a higher standard of living, and I have traveled the world. But more than that, this adventure helped me define a magnificent purpose for my life: mentoring and helping youth, the guardians of the nation’s future.” Because of his life experiences, Cates understands how important it is to repay the kindness afforded to him by others. He urges other graduates to do the same. “Once you get your degree, don’t forget to give back. Especially if you’re like me, where somebody helps you turn your life around. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a requirement for you to give back and help at least one more person.” And that’s just what Jim Cates has done, several times over. To learn more about the Glow Foundation, visit


Service and sacrifice Close your eyes and picture your typical lawyer. You might see a perfectly tailored suit, legal brief in hand. Now drop the briefcase and replace it with a rifle. And mess up the hair with a heavy helmet. Trade the suit for camouflage fatigues.

Not your typical attorney That’s Travis Elms, JD ’04, a judge advocate general (JAG) in the U.S. Army. As a JAG, he primarily acts as a military prosecutor. But there’s more to it than that. “When I was in Iraq, I was the sole legal advisor for a 4,000-person unit, and I practiced contract fiscal law and prosecuted individual misconduct cases. I also served as a legal advisor for administrative investigations and practiced international and operational law.” Elms attended Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law because he knew he wanted to be a lawyer someday. He just didn’t know what he wanted to specifically do or practice. He needed a career to match the aspirations. This all changed during his second year at ONU.


“In law school, a JAG officer came to campus and conducted interviews for an internship position during the summer between my second and third years. So I did the interview and was offered a six-week internship at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.” Sensing that he had discovered the perfect fit, during his third year of law school Elms applied to enter the U.S. Army. He was accepted in December 2003.

“Somewhere inside me, there was a calling to serve, and when I found the JAG Corps, it was almost like a light bulb going off. I realized, ‘This is what I think I went to law school for. This is what I enjoy doing.’” Elms says he has always been patriotic and always interested in serving. Yet he never realized the breadth of career options available with the armed forces. If he had known, he may have enlisted much sooner. “I was pretty naïve, and I thought everyone in the Army was just an infantry soldier,” Elms says. “I didn’t realize that there were many other professions. You can be a nurse. You can drive a truck. You can be an engineer. You can do a communications job. You can work exclusively as a law enforcement officer or a criminal investigator.” Elms officially joined the Army in January 2005. He was deployed to Iraq in July 2007 and remained there for more than 15 months. He’s currently stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

At other times, Elms worked with contract and fiscal law. His unit dealt with engineering and reconstruction (building schools, hospitals, etc.), and Elms was tasked with the fiscal elements of these reconstructions. “It’s very complicated to spend money appropriately. To spend improperly is a criminal offense,” he says. “So I was the legal advisor, making sure the right money was spent on the right projects. And I spent a lot of time advising on contracts.” Elms performed operational law, too, instilling the rules of engagement to his fellow soldiers so that they could operate in accordance with the Law of War. “I would meet these guys before missions, brief them on the current rules of engagement, and assure them that they had all the necessary tools to make the right decisions,” Elms explains. “These are tough young kids, but they always have a fear in the backs of their minds that they’re going to do something wrong or they’re going to hurt somebody that they shouldn’t hurt. Or

they won’t react in time, and they’ll end up being hurt or their fellow soldiers will be hurt. I found it personally gratifying to ride along with these guys, be a part of their daily lives and give them confidence.”

The future Five years into this journey, Elms acknowledges the sacrifices required from a military career. His family moves frequently, and when not deployed he often travels to places like Korea for weeks at a time. Because such things can be very taxing on a family, Elms’ future seems to be up in the air. While Elms enjoys what’s he doing and would “love to stay for 20 years,” his wife, Elizabeth, although extremely patriotic and supportive, may have other ideas. “I only get 49 percent of the vote,” he says, laughing.

Not your typical soldier While in Iraq, Elms served many roles, and no two days were ever the same. At times, Elms acted as a trusted advisor to his commander. “They say that 10 percent of a commander’s job demands 90 percent of their time,” he explains. “So it was rewarding to be able to shoulder some of that burden and tell the commander, ‘I’m going to take that burden, filter it, fix it and then feed it back to you in manageable pieces so that you can focus on the mission.’” Travis Elms, JD ’04, with Colonel Peter “Duke” DeLuca (left) and General David Petraeus (right).


‘To whom much is given, much is expected’


Kate Johnson uses her engineering expertise to bring clean water to villagers in Cameroon, Africa, improving their health and future.

Engineers without borders The family of Kate Johnson, BSCE ’07, bestowed upon her two invaluable gifts: a natural aptitude for engineering and a sincere belief in the words of St. Luke, “To whom much is given, much is expected.” These gifts have guided Johnson’s young life. They’ve led her to a successful career as a civil engineer and inspired her to reach out to residents in developing countries who are in desperate need of clean water. “It’s hard to imagine that some people don’t even have access to fresh water when I have so much,” she says. “Giving back is a way to restore the balance.” Johnson inherited her engineering gene from a long line of ancestors. Her father, two grandfathers and two greatgrandfathers were all engineers. “I was just 3 years old when I knew I wanted to be an engineer,” says Johnson, with a laugh. When she graduated from Ohio Northern in 2007, she became her family’s fourth generation, but first female, engineer. After graduation, Johnson joined Burgess and Niple, a prestigious engineering and architectural firm in Columbus, Ohio, where she works on a wide range of water-related projects, including financial rate studies for water and sewage, flood mapping for municipalities, and waste-water treatment systems for manufacturing companies. Shortly after starting her new job, Johnson began to give back. She became

a founding member of the Central Ohio Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). EWB’s mission is to partner with developing communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable and economical engineering projects. Volunteers include engineering students, professors and professionals who want to make a difference. Johnson accepted the lead role for a EWB-sponsored project to install a clean water system in an impoverished village in Cameroon, a country in West Africa. In February 2009, she and four other EWB members spent one week in the village of Batoula assessing needs. The experience was overwhelming, says Johnson. “I am so lucky I live in a developed country,” she reflects. “The conditions in which these people live, and the hardships they deal with every day, are unimaginable.” Contaminated water is a major problem for the villagers. The village’s existing water system, built by the French in the 1960s, has fallen into disrepair and become infected with surface water. In addition, there are several weeks each year when water sources run dry, and villagers have to travel several miles for water. A lack of clean water has caused the deaths of hundreds from malaria, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and other waterborne diseases long ago eliminated in the U.S. “In my view, clean water is an essential life force,”

says Johnson. “If you have access to clean water, you will be healthy and stay alive, and from there you can begin to better your life.” Johnson’s team took their data back to the U.S. and designed plans and raised funds for a new water system for the village. They will return to Batoula early in 2010 to install a hand-pump system. Their longterm plan calls for a solar-powered system with several water spouts throughout the village. “We’ve made a five-year commitment to the project,” explains Johnson, who hopes to extend additional help to the village in the areas of health, education and business development. Volunteering with EWB has changed her outlook on life, says Johnson. She’s become less materialistic and more appreciative of her many blessings. She was overcome by the graciousness and happiness of the people she encountered in Cameroon. Everywhere she walked in the village, people stopped her to express their gratitude for her assistance. “They had virtually no materials goods, and yet they were happy because they had a strong sense of family and community. It gives you a perspective on what’s really important.”


Recognizing the ‘ah-ha’ moment


“Northern was a big part of my Christian journey.”

Servant leader When Peter Paige, BSBA ’00, arrived on Ohio Northern University’s campus as a freshman, he had a lucrative future as an accountant all mapped out. But his faith led him in a different direction, inspiring him to serve others as a minister in the United Methodist Church.

to offer small prayer groups and religious retreats. “Northern was a big part of my Christian journey,” says Paige. “It was a great place to grow and learn.”

Growing up as the child of two pastors in Michigan, Paige knew the stress involved in ministering at small churches struggling to survive. It wasn’t the path for him, he thought. A straight-A student in high school, he decided to pursue his interest in business and become a certified public accountant.

During an accounting internship in Lansing, Mich., his junior year, Paige slowly came to realize that ministry was his life calling. Bored and lonely, cut off from his supportive network of college friends, he had “lots of me and God time,” he says, with a laugh. “I realized that all the church stuff I was planning to do on the side should really be my main focus. But it wasn’t an easy decision to arrive at.”

At Northern, Paige excelled in the classroom and became a campus leader. He was a resident hall assistant, the president of Northern Christian Fellowship and an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. During the three years that Paige was part of the leadership team for Northern Christian Fellowship, the group grew from 60 members to 200 members and expanded

Paige completed his business degree from Northern and then enrolled at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky for a master of divinity degree. His first appointment was the associate pastor of missions and finance at the Greater Leipsic Multi-Site Parish in Leipsic, Ohio. Four years later, he was appointed head pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Kenton, Ohio.

Every day, Paige serves the members of his congregation with a special blend of compassion, encouragement and understanding. He revels in what he calls the “ah-ha moments” – times when someone to whom he is ministering realizes that God loves and accepts them unconditionally. Paige brings many gifts to the pastor position. His business expertise makes him a capable administrator of church finances. His youth brings a fresh outlook and enthusiasm to a congregation that was ready for a change. His leadership style encourages others to use their gifts to serve God. “I did not become a minister to lead a Church, but to listen to God and to equip everyone around me to do His work,” he says. “I’m not as smart as God. The Spirit will lead people. I’m just there to encourage them to become who God wants them to be.” Paige is married to Jenny (Kline), BSME ’02, an engineer at Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. in Findlay, Ohio, and they have three small children.


Transforming lives


“I like how much of a difference I get to make every day for my children.”

Inspired teaching In fall 2001, Ohio Northern University hosted a talk by Erin Gruwell, the educator behind The Freedom Writers Diary book and the 2007 Freedom Writers film. Already well known for transforming the lives of students in a racially divided urban community in California, Gruwell’s presentation that day changed the life of at least one ONU student in Ada. “Her story blew my mind,” says Stephanie Carr, BA ’05, a sophomore education major at the time. “It opened my eyes to the possibilities, and I decided that, as long as I teach, I want to work with urban kids.” Exactly where to teach these urban kids was also quickly decided. At age 15, Carr had participated as a camper in Mountain T.O.P. (Tennessee Outreach Project), a program that coordinates mission trips for church youth groups. While in Tennessee, these youth groups volunteer on projects like building porches and sheds, painting houses, and performing yard work. “The very first time I was in camp, I said, ‘I want to do this someday and be on staff and live here all summer long.’ So I did that for a couple of summers in college, fell in love with Tennessee and decided when I graduate, I’m coming down here.”

Looking back, I was so thankful So, with career goals and locale already settled, Carr took a job teaching language arts to eighth graders in an “urban district” in Nashville, Tenn. Her first year, however, got off to a rocky start, with one class in particular presenting major problems.

“My third period made me want to cry every day when I was teaching. Every day! Picture what it’s like in the movies, but five times worse,” she says. Full of self-doubt and feelings of failure, Carr persevered and eventually got through to them, thankful in retrospect for the way things turned out. Describing that first year as a learning process, Carr says her students taught her what it means to be strong and how to overcome difficulties with a good attitude.

It’s my calling in life Today, Carr teaches reading to about 120 seventh graders at Madison Middle School in Nashville, Tenn. More than just a teacher, she plays several roles during the course of a typical day. “I’m a social worker. I’m a youth pastor. I’m a mind reader, a psychologist, a mother,” she says. The hard work is worth it, however, because helping these kids is Carr’s calling in life. Although they come from different worlds, she knows that she can make a difference. “My kids have very hard lives,” she says. “It’s a life that I will never live and never experience. They have more sadness and tragedy than I can even comprehend. But being in school every day is how they’re going to have a chance at a better life as an adult.” “I like how much of a difference I get to make every day for my children,” she continues. “They need school, and they need their teachers in ways that the suburban or more middle-class demographic do not.”

Her efforts are paying off. Last year, 98 percent of her students (100 percent of the girl and 94 percent of the boys) met the Tennessee’s standard proficiency requirements. “I truly believe that every child can behave appropriately and learn at high levels. So, whatever it takes, I’ll do it. I give 110 percent. It’s about them, and the numbers last year prove it.” No matter what she has to do, it seems Carr will do it. She’s made home visits. She’s done before- and after-school tutoring. She’s met with kids on Saturdays. “I even go to basketball games to talk to parents,” she explains. “Parents who avoid official meetings at school will often be at sporting events and willing to talk.” As dedicated as Carr is to her students, there used to be a chance that she would impact the lives of animals instead. “When I was deciding to go to college, I narrowed it down to two things: I was going to either go to Penn State and be pre-veterinary, or go to Ohio Northern and be an English teacher.” With all due respect to our four-legged friends, the students at Madison Middle School are definitely better off for her decision.


At Northern, the giving spirit is everywhere. Here are just a few of ONU’s many student service organizations… Orange Noses is a service group

that inspires others through the joy of clowning and professional entertainment. Members of Orange Noses share their love, make people smile and draw them closer to Christ.

ONU Recycles unites the student body in

awareness and action with regard to environmental concerns. It facilitates recycling on campus, educates others on current green issues and promotes environmentally friendly practices. “Giving future generations a cleaner, sustainable world is the ultimate gift.” – Jennifer Smith, junior mechanical engineering major from Granville, Ohio, and coordinator of ONU Recycles

“Smiling is contagious. One of the greatest gifts you can give to someone is to make them smile.” – Chris Corrado, senior marketing major from Cincinnati, Ohio, and founder of Orange Noses

Habitat for Humanity

ONU’s chapter of focuses on eliminating substandard housing both in the local community and around the world. In addition to raising money and advocating for housing solutions, students help to construct a home in Hardin County almost every year. Each spring, the ONU chapter sends out three teams of volunteers to cities in the southern U.S. to build homes for people in need.


“The giving spirit does not mean giving due to obligation; it means giving openly, freely and lovingly. This ‘spirit’ of giving and kindness is what makes organizations like Habitat for Humanity so wonderful.” – Jenny Pelton, senior language arts education major from Hicksville, Ohio, and president of ONU’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity

Ada Friends is a mentorship program that pairs ONU

students with Ada elementary students. The elementary students benefit from the stable, positive influence of the college students as role models, mentors, confidantes, tutors and friends. “I have learned to put someone else ahead of myself without exception.” – Gwen Smith, junior youth ministry major from Bluffton, Ohio, and mentor for Ada Friends

Helping Hands is a service group

that welcomes new students and their families by providing them with physical assistance moving their belongings into the residence halls. “Helping Hands means curbside service and a friendly smile. It shines a great light on the nature of the student body here at Northern.” – Sarah Hatch, senior psychology major from Spring Valley, Ohio, and coordinator for Helping Hands


Science Central

Green Chemistry Guru on Campus

The Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences, which was dedicated on Oct. 16, 2009, has become the cornerstone of ONU’s signature science programs. The student-centered academic research and learning facility blends hands-on teaching excellence with advanced technology in a functional modern environment. The building includes 21 classrooms, five seminar/conference rooms, 21 laboratories, 34 offices and four storage spaces. The 95,145-squarefoot structure connects the Meyer Hall of Science with the Robertson-Evans Pharmacy building. “One key aspect of this place is how well it brings people together,” said Dr. Jeffrey Gray, professor and chairman of the department of chemistry. “Every classroom, lab and discussion area promotes strong interactions between students and faculty – this is really what we love to do, and what we do best. Maybe it is just my imagination, but it appears that our students even seem happy to be here in this building for classes at 8 a.m.!” The Mathile Center is named for Clayton L. Mathile, BA ’62, BSBA ’06, and his wife, MaryAnn, who initiated the campaign to construct the center by pledging $5 million, plus an additional $5 million in matching funds.


Dr. Paul T. Anastas, known as the “Father of Green Chemistry,” was the featured guest speaker during the 2009 Keiser Distinguished Lectureship in Life Sciences in October. He spent four days on campus interacting with faculty and students. His schedule included a public lecture titled “Green Chemistry, From Here to Sustainability,” which he delivered to a large crowd in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. Anastas is professor in the practice of green chemistry in Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering. He also serves as the director of Yale’s Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. His research focuses on the design of safer chemicals and chemical processes to replace the use of hazardous substances. President Barack Obama recently nominated Anastas to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Research and Development. Anastas has worked in Washington, D.C., before, serving as director of the Green Chemistry Institute from 2004-06. He also served as the assistant director for the environment in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He is credited with establishing the field of green chemistry during his time working for the EPA as the chief of the Industrial Chemistry Branch and director of the U.S. Green Chemistry program. Anastas received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University where he trained as a synthetic organic chemist.

Front row from left: Cara Schroeder, a junior biology major from Sidney, Ohio; Toby Baker, BFA ’06; Clayton Mathile, BA ’62, BSBA ’06; MaryAnn Mathile; Dr. Kendall L. Baker, Ohio Northern University president; Ryan Brune, a senior mechanical engineering major from Decatur, Ind. Back row from left: Austin Moyer, a junior mechanical engineering major from New Washington, Ohio; Andrea Meers, a sophomore international business and economics major from Lodi, Ohio; Ashley Bonamer, a freshman biochemistry major from Broadview Heights, Ohio; Morgan Belling, a second-year pharmacy student from Rochelle, Ill.; Kelly Jensen, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Hudson, Ohio; Jennifer Pelton, a senior language arts education major from Hicksville, Ohio; David Walters, a senior mechanical engineering major from Circleville, Ohio.


For the third consecutive year, ONU is ranked No. 2 among Midwest baccalaureate colleges in America’s Best Colleges 2010, which is published annually by U.S. News and World Report.


ONU has joined the Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows eligible military veterans to attend ONU tuition-free for up to four years beginning in fall 2009. For more information, visit

Majestic Beauty

From the abundant white swamp oak and honey locust, to the unusual mountain maple and metasequoia, Ohio Northern’s campus is populated with trees whose stately majesty enhances the natural beauty of the grounds. The Arbor Day Foundation has honored Ohio Northern University as a 2009 Tree Campus USA university for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.

Learning and ‘Games’

Staging Games turned out to be more than child’s play for Northern dancers who spent a week with Donald McKayle, a world-renowned choreographer and director, preparing for their Freed Center performance of the dance production. “Actually having the opportunity to meet and work with someone of this caliber was amazing. We literally were working with a living legend,” says dancer Amanda Fannon, a junior communication arts major from Kenton, Ohio.

Ohio Northern is the second institution in Ohio to be named a Tree Campus USA campus or university and among only a handful in the nation, joining such institutions as Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. “Over the years, we have had the foresight to plant more than 100 species of trees on our campus to use both academically and for their aesthetics,” says Dr. Terry Keiser, professor of biological sciences. “I remember when we were essentially just bare fields. Look at the natural beauty now! I am proud to have been a part of this.” Tree Campus USA honors college and universities and the leaders of the campus and surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship. Tree Campus USA is supported by a grant from Toyota. Ohio Northern met the five required core standards of tree care and community engagement in order to receive Tree Campus USA status. Those standards are establishing a campus tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, verification of dedicated annual expenditures on the campus tree-care plan, involvement in an Arbor Day observance and the institution of a service-learning project aimed at engaging the student body.


The Raabe College of Pharmacy marked its 125th anniversary with a blacktie celebration on Sept. 12 attended by more than 200 guests. A spectacular fireworks display closed the evening’s festivities.


McKayle and his assistant, Stephanie Powell, worked one-on-one with dancers during their campus visit in September. This personalized approach enabled each dancer to improve their technique, balance, flexibility and confidence. “The students were like sponges,” McKayle said. “They were very receptive, and they were eager.” McKayle is the winner of numerous accolades, including a Tony Award for Best Musical for Raisin. He has been nominated for multiple Tony Awards in directing and choreography as well. His productions are performed all over the world, and he has choreographed more than 90 works for dance companies in the United States, Canada, Israel, Europe and South America. The ONU dancers performed Games at the Freed Center in early October. The production follows the interactions of a group of children as they go about playing on city streets. Broken up into three parts, Play, Hunger and Terror, the audience is exposed to the relationships of the children and how they cope with the world around them. As dance theatre, Games is unique in that there is no instrumental music. Songs from the rich heritage of oral transmission in both the rural and urban communities of the United States accompany the dance movement and are performed a cappella by the cast of singers and dancers.

ONU was featured as one of the nation’s top schools in The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, The Best 371 Colleges: 2010 Edition.


The Kern Foundation has awarded Dr. J.D. Yoder, professor of mechanical engineering, a KEEN III grant of $75,000 to expand ONU’s entrepreneurship efforts directed at undergraduate engineering students.

For more on these news stories, and others, visit


Sports Polar Bear spirit on display Fresh paint and attention-grabbing banners in the main gymnasium of the Ohio Northern University Sports Center are helping the Polar Bear spirit shine. “We are going for the ‘wow!’ effect,” said Tom Simmons, BSBA ’85, BA ’86, director of athletics. “This is our house, and we want to create an electric atmosphere for our players, the visiting teams and the fans.” Updates include brighter paint colors, ONU logos at the end of each court, new signage, colorful banners and rail skirting. Simmons has obtained sponsorships from local businesses to offset the cost of the updates.

Reaching 500 victories

“We are planning cosmetic updates for all of our sports facilities in the future,” said Simmons. “We’re kicking our Polar Bear spirit up a notch.” Head volleyball coach Kate Witte (above center) has reached an impressive 500 career victories. She achieved this distinction when the Polar Bears defeated Hope College (Mich.) during the Wittenberg Border Battle in September. In her 19 years at Ohio Northern, Witte’s teams have compiled an impressive 518-156 record, a winning percentage of 0.769.


“It is a great honor to be part of a very successful volleyball program,” said Witte. “The collective effort of players and assistant coaches has allowed me to reach this personal milestone.” Witte added that her biggest joy in coaching is interacting with her players and watching them grow into classy, mature young women. The 2009 volleyball team ended the season ranked No. 6 in the final Sports Imports/AVCA Coaches poll with a 30-4 record.

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schedules, scores, team information and coaching staff bios.

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Former Ohio Northern All-American Jason Trusnik, BA ’06, has been traded to the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. The linebacker was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2007.

Brian Hofman was named the Division III National Assistant Volleyball Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Five Polar Bear teams – women’s soccer, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s soccer, and volleyball – competed in the NCAA Division III Championships this fall.

Women’s basketball head coach Michele Durand achieved her 100th win in her ninth season as the leader of the Polar Bear team. The Northern football team ended its season with an 8-2 record but did not receive a bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs.

2010 WINTER Sports Schedule Indoor Track and Field

Scholarship Winter Golf Outing Naples, Fla., March 14-15, 2010 Come join us at the inaugural Ohio Northern University Scholarship Winter Golf Outing to be held at the Golf Club of the Everglades in Naples, Fla., on March 14-15, 2010. This special event supports current and future students at Ohio Northern. More than 80 percent of ONU students receive some form of financial aid every year, yet most still graduate with significant debt. Scholarship support enables students to pursue their dreams of a top-tier ONU education. Thanks to Clyde, BSEd ’61, H of F ’83, and Pearl (Myers) Quinby, AA ’61, 100 percent of your golf fees will go to scholarships at ONU. For more information, contact Tom Stevick or Bill Robinson, BSEd ’61, Hon. D. ’05, H of F ’05, at 419-772-2035 or visit

February 6 at Mount Union Invitational 13 All-Ohio Championships at Otterbein 19 JOE BANKS INVITATIONAL 20 at Kent State 26-27 OACs at Marietta March 5-6 Last Chance at Mount Union 5-6 Last Chance at Iowa State 12-13 NCAAs at DePauw (Ind.)

Women’s Basketball

February 3 MUSKINGUM* 6 at Mount Union* 10 at Wilmington* 13 MARIETTA* 17 at Baldwin-Wallace* 7:30 p.m. 20 JOHN CARROLL* 23-27 OAC Tournament

1 p.m. noon 6 p.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m./1 p.m. TBA TBA TBA 7:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m.


February 2 BALDWIN-WALLACE* 9 at Mount Union* 20 OAC Championships at Mount Union

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 10 a.m.

March 5-6 NCAA III Championships at Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Swimming and Diving January 15 at Kenyon w/Oberlin 16 MOUNT UNION* 23 at Baldwin-Wallace*

February 18-20 OAC Championships at Akron, Ohio

6 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 10 a.m./6 p.m.

March 17-20 NCAA III Championships at Minneapolis, Minn.

Men’s Basketball

Save the Date June 25, 2010

Fourth Annual Athletic Alumni and Friends Golf Outing has been scheduled for June 25, 2010.

February 3 at Muskingum* 6 MOUNT UNION* 10 WILMINGTON* 13 at Marietta* 17 BALDWIN-WALLACE* 20 at John Carroll* 23-27 OAC Tournament

7:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 p.m.



Event Highlights Feb. 20 Peking Acrobats Jan. 4-Feb. 19 In a Little While

Elzay and Stambaugh Galleries Paintings by Ivan J. Fortushniak

Feb. 10-14 Urinetown

Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. matinee Freed Center One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown is a tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

8 p.m. Freed Center A troupe of China’s most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts, complemented by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments, brings its 2,000-year-old tradition to the Freed Center.

March 31 University Singers

8 p.m. Freed Center The University Singers will join the Monroe Street United Methodist Chancel Choir and Community Chorus, with members of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, in a presentation of the famed Beethoven choral/orchestral work Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123.

April 28-May 2 42nd Street

Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. matinee Freed Center Come and meet those dancing feet! Follow the adventures of talented, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer as she learns the ropes to becoming a Broadway star and, along the way, learns some life lessons about luck and love.

April 30-May 2 Weekend of Art

Feb. 18 Symphonic Band Winter Concert

Ohio Northern University Save the date for a fabulous Weekend of Art, beginning with a relaxing evening of fireside jazz while staying at the luxurious Inn at Ohio Northern University. Saturday includes art presentations, art-play, lectures, an inside look at 42nd Street, excellent seats to the Saturdaynight performance and much more. There’s even special art programming for children.

8 p.m. Freed Center

Feb. 19 The Toledo Symphony 8 p.m. Freed Center 22

April 7 African Children’s Choir

10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Freed Center Human rights activist Ray Barnett heard the singing of one small boy during Uganda’s bloody civil war and was inspired to create his first African Children’s Choir with orphaned children from the Kampala and Luwero areas of Uganda. Experience the vibrant, outstanding musical talent of some of the world’s most vulnerable, yet gifted children.

A complete brochure of information will be sent soon. Reserve your room now by calling The Inn at Ohio Northern University at 419-772-2500 and referencing ONU’s first annual Weekend of Art. This is a partial listing of Freed Center events. For a complete listing and ticket information, visit

Hall of Fame

As part of Homecoming weekend in October, ONU’s Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed six new members.

Pictured left to right: James Ricketts, Brad Rogers, Cortney (Roof) Simpson, Lori Kane, Mary (Bouic) Schmidt, Matthew Wolf From 1981-84, Lori Kane, BSBA ’86, helped the ONU volleyball team compile a cumulative record of 149-31-2 (0.824) as a four-year starter. During her senior season, Kane led the team to the Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships and a trip to the NCAA Regional Finals. As a junior in 1983, she led the team with 297 kills and was named First Team All-OAC and First Team All-Ohio. She also earned First Team All-OAC and First Team All-Ohio honors as a senior in 1984. Kane was a two-time volleyball team MVP (1983-84) and a member of the ONU women’s basketball team for two seasons. Today, Kane is the vice president of administration at MedBen in Newark, Ohio, where she resides. As the ONU volleyball team’s setter from 1994-97, Cortney (Roof) Simpson, BA ’98, recorded 4,153 assists (the fourth most in school history) and 216 aces (the third most in ONU history). She led her squads

to four OAC Regular Season Championships and four OAC Tournament Championships. Her teams also made the NCAA Tournament all four years and made back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Quarterfinals from 1996-97. As a junior, Simpson was named All-Great Lakes Region and Second Team All-OAC. As a senior, she was named AllGreat Lakes Region, First Team All-OAC and Second Team Academic All-OAC. Currently, Simpson is a teacher for Clark-Shawnee Local Schools and lives in Springfield, Ohio, with her husband, Christopher, and their daughters, Reagan (6) and Maura (2).

Mary (Bouic) Schmidt, BSPh ’94, was a starter on the 1989 NCAA runner-up volleyball team and went on to lead her teams to OAC Regular Season Championships from 1990-92 and OAC Tournament Championships from 1990-91. Schmidt was named First Team All-OAC and the OAC Player of the Year in 1991, and she was

a back-to-back All-Midwest Region honoree in 1991 and 1992. Schmidt led the team in kills and hitting percentage in 1991 and 1992 and total blocks in 1989 and 1990. All time, Schmidt is fifth in total blocks (361), fifth in solo blocks (91) seventh in kills (1,212) and 10th in hitting percentage (0.288). Schmidt is currently a pharmacist for Medco Health Solutions in Columbus, Ohio. She and her husband, Michael, live in Plain City, Ohio, with their two children, Zachary (5), and Zoe (2). As an ONU wrestler in 1988, Brad Rogers, BSME ’90, was an NCAA All-American after finishing sixth in the 126-pound weight class at the NCAA Championships. He returned to the NCAA Championships in 1989 and 1990, and he earned Academic All-America accolades from 1988-90. In 1990, Rogers set an ONU single-season record with 118 takedowns and won the Clyde A. Lamb Award for being the

top male student-athlete in the Ohio Athletic Conference. His 34 victories in 1990 are tied for the eighth most in school history, and he is currently in 10th place on ONU’s all-time wins list with a 98-30-1 career record. Today, Rogers is a senior engineer at M&M Mars Inc. in Columbus, Ohio. He and his wife, Maureen, live in Dublin, Ohio. They have three children: Chris (22), John (16) and Kira (6).

Matthew Wolf, BSPh ’98, won an amazing 14 OAC Championships during his four-year track and field career. That number ranks second all-time at Ohio Northern. Aside from winning OAC Championships, Wolf also set OAC records in the 400meter dash outdoors and the 300-meter dash indoors. Wolf helped Northern win its first OAC Indoor Track and Field Championship in 1996 due in large part to his victories in the 55-meter and 300-meter dashes. He earned All-America honors on four separate occasions.

Wolf is currently a managing consultant with Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions in Chesterbrook, Pa. He and his wife, Nicole, reside in Palmyra, Pa., with their children, Caden (3) and Carson (2). In 1958, James G. Ricketts, BSEd ’60, led the Polar Bear basketball squad in scoring with 356 points and steals with 27. For his career, Ricketts is ninth all-time at ONU in both free throws made and free throws attempted. His 1,176 career points made him the all-time leading scorer at ONU upon his graduation, and he is now 21st on Ohio Northern’s all-time list. Ricketts has worked as a correctional consultant since 1985 and has been the CEO of Technology Systems International Inc. since 1994. He and his wife, Judy, live in Scottsdale, Ariz., and have three grown children: Robin, Daniel and Kimberly.


Homecoming Weekend 2009


he campus could have been mistaken for a tropical paradise on Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 9-11, 2009. Given the beautiful weather, Ohio Northern University’s “Tropical Tundra” theme could not have been more appropriate. Thousands of alumni and friends came back to Ohio Northern for a weekend full of entertainment, celebration and Polar Bear pride. ­­


Hundreds of students participated in different activities held across campus throughout the week. Events included Texas Hold ’Em, Tropical Olympics and

Hula Dancing lessons. The most popular event, however, was “Smashbash.” For a dollar, students could swing a sledgehammer at an old car painted in the Homecoming football game opponent’s colors. This was a great way for students and faculty to take a break from the daily routine of work and school!

Dr. Anne Lippert, who recently retired as vice president of academic affairs, was the grand marshal for this year’s Homecoming parade and festivities. This year’s Homecoming queen and king were Jenny Pelton, a senior language arts education major from Hicksville, Ohio, who represented Habitat for Humanity, and Sean McKee, a third-year pharmacy student from Salem, Ohio, who represented residence life.

outside Dial-Roberson Stadium, each of these nine classes had a table set up with a large collage celebrating their time at ONU. The tent area was one of the most populated during the Homecoming festivities, as many offices and programs on campus had displays set up for alumni. The dining service also provided a well-received tailgatestyle lunch for current students, alumni, family and friends.

Ohio Northern’s current athletes responded well to all of the festivities, as our nationally ranked volleyball team, men’s and women’s soccer teams, and football team each handily defeated their respective OAC opponent.

Greek Life at Ohio Northern welcomed back alumni with social gatherings such as cookouts, golf outings, open houses, dinners and meetings. While all alumni are celebrated on Homecoming weekend, the classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004 were honored in a unique way. Underneath the massive tents set up

Homecoming 2009 was a weekend filled with fun and fellowship. The months of hard work put in by students and faculty came to fruition to ensure each and every one of our visitors had a unique experience. We hope to see all of our alumni and friends back for Homecoming 2010 on the weekend of Oct. 8-10.

On Friday evening, six new members were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Numerous others awards were given throughout the campus, including the Distinguished Service award from The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration and the William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award.

Class Reunions



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Murray honored with

Young Alumni Award

Amy (Widner) Murray, BS ’95, who graduated from ONU wit h a degree in environmental studies, has been named the recipient of the 200 9 William L. Robinson Young Alumn i Award.

Since 2006, Murray, an environmental specialist, has been em ployed by Cornerstone Environment al Group LLC, where she assists with environmental compliance issues in the areas of solid waste management, sur face water compliance and air com pliance. She specializes in special wa ste profile reviews to ensure that commercial and industrial wastes are no n-hazardous in classification prior to Sub title D landfill acceptance.

This award is given eac h year to an individual who is commit ted to Ohio Northern, his or her pro fession, and the community. The award named in honor of Bill Robinson, BSEd ’61 , Hon. D. ’05, H of F ’05, who has served the University for more than 50 years in numerous capacities and has been a positive While at ONU, she was influence on countless a member of the students and Professional Association alumni. In 2005, Robinson of Women in was awarded Science, Kappa Theta Alp an honorary degree and ha and ONU named to the BEARS. ONU Athletic Hall of Fam e.

As an alumna, Murray has served as the secretary of the ONU Alumni Board and the vice president of the Cincinnati Alumni Club for ONU. Murray and her husband , Michael, BSCE ’95, are members of the Henry Solomon Lehr Society. They reside in Liberty Tow nship, Ohio, and have three children: Rachel, 7, and twins Jessica and Amanda, 5.

Phi Kappa Theta

University The Inn at Ohio Northern room No. 3 designated its meeting Conference as the “Phi Kappa Theta ing weekend. com Room” during Home The Phi Kappa Theta fraternity was closed in 2005, and its house was torn down. Former brothers Mark Palmer, BSBA ’76, JD ’79, BA ell, pb ’79, and Jack Cam to honor the ve dri g isin dra initiated a fun

y by encouraging legacy of their fraternit $500 or more fellow brothers to give ced on a to have their names pla ed meeting nam ly plaque in the new 70 donors n tha re mo e, room. To dat 0, and two have contributed $50,00 are displayed es commemorative plaqu p support the hel ds fun at The Inn. These of the Inn. marketing and branding Phi Kappa “The generosity of the can build a we ans me Theta brothers a marketing new Web site and launch e Eichelberger campaign,” says Tallen of The Inn. er (left), general manag

honor of the Having a room named in t they tha ans me y nit ter former fra s, pu explains still have a place on cam e wanted a “W Palmer and Campbell. and The Inn g, lon be l stil place for us to t that,” Palmer is an ideal place to do jus says. supporting the Individuals interested in t or exploring Phi Kappa Theta projec ies at The other naming opportunit vick, vice Ste Tom Inn should contact ement, at anc adv y rsit ive president of Un 419-772-2036.



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’84 ’04 of Business University’s James F. Dicke College Jim Fenton, dean of Ohio Northern Outstanding Service the with ’68, A cham) Cotner, BSB Administration, presented Cheryl (Bur ing service to and have provided sustained and outstand Award, which honors individuals who ration and Ohio inist Adm y impacted the College of Business whose contributions have positivel Northern.

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Anonymous (4) Dr. Oliver E. Accountius Mrs. Doris J. Walker Atteberry Dr. and Mrs. Kendall L. Baker Dr. and Mrs. Victor G. Beghini Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Bettinger II Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Blankemeyer Mrs. William J. Blazek Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Blickensderfer Mr. Raymond O. Bolton Mrs. Janet Ruth Boltz Mrs. Jeanne E. Bredbeck Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Brooks Dr. Inara M. Brubaker Mr. and Mrs. William Brian Burgett Mr. and Mrs. C. Lawrence Busch Dr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Burton Mrs. M. Jean Augsburger Butturff Mr. Robert L. Caldwell Mr. Jerry R. Churchill Dr. and Mrs. Carl D. Clay Dr. Mary Elizabeth Deming Combe Dr. and Mrs. Frank R. Cosiano Mr. and Mrs. H. James Dial, Jr. Oren Dickason Family Dr. and Mrs. James F. Dicke, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dicke II Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. D’Innocente Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Elshoff Mrs. Sally Stoltz Evans Mr. Thomas R. Evans, Jr. Drs. DeBow and Catherine Freed Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Gronlund Dr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Guy Dr. Vern H. Hakes Dr. Wayne A. Hamilton Mrs. Pamela L. Shanely Hampson Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Hart Mrs. Eva Mae Easterday Hartzell Dr. and Mrs. Charles B. Hedrick Mrs. Helen J. Heller Mrs. Paula Jones and Mr. Don E. Henderson Mr. Harold C. Hodson Mrs. Nellie M. Balyeat Hoghe Mr. and Mrs. Dale N. Howard Dr. Gordon E. Hughes Dr. and Mrs. Richard D. Kain Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Kalbfleisch

Ohio Northern is most appreciative of the significant support of the following individuals who have contributed $100,000 or more to the University during their lifetime.

Life Members of the Lehr Society

Anonymous American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Fernau C. and Corinne M. Bader Memorial Fund Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Barrett Mr. and Mrs. John J. Bishop Cleveland Foundation Dr. and Mrs. James F. Dicke II Mr. Donald E. Duran, Jr. The East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church The George and Faye Harris Charitable Foundation Mrs. Beverly A. Hawk George D. and A. Beatrice Hawkey Family Foundation Hon. and Mrs. Richard D. Heeter Dr. Metta Lou Henderson Dr. Brian D. Hofman Professor and Mrs. Terry D. Keiser Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Kim Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Kucklick Lubrizol Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Malbasa Marathon Oil Company Marathon Petroleum Company, L.L.C. Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Milks Dr. and Mrs. Paul H. Miller

Presdent’s Partners $10,000-$24,999

Kern Family Foundation Kokosing Construction Company Kroger Company Ms. Pamela A. Lambert Lexi-Comp, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Roy S. Lodolyn Dr. and Mrs. Clayton L. Mathile Mathile Family Foundation Henry and Geraldine Metzger Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Oscar J. Mifsud Mifsud Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Mock Mr. and Mrs. John P. Nee The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc. Dr. Ervin W. Pierstorf Dr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Prikkel Qualtrics Rite Aid Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Randy Stefanovic Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Victor Warmsby Mr. and Mrs. John R. Zika

Anonymous Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Whibley Arthur Arts Midwest Mrs. Doris J. Walker Atteberry Dr. and Mrs. Kendall L. Baker Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Baker, Jr. Bank of America Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Baumgarten Mr. and Mrs. Larry F. Boord Captain Barbara Jo Bowyer Hon. and Mrs. Thomas F. Bryant CDM Cargill, Inc. Chrysler Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Carl D. Clay Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Compton Cooper Tire and Rubber Company Foundation Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Ehlers, Jr. Engineers Foundation of Ohio Ernst & Young, L.L.P. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Fowler Dr. and Mrs. Bruce C. French Great Lakes Soccer Academy Dr. J. Richard Grunder HeartLight Pharmacy Services Dr. and Mrs. Charles B. Hedrick Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Hug John M. and Lydia B. Cooper Foundation

President’s Associate Fellows $2,500-$4,999

Metanexus Institute Mr. and Mrs. David W. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Moore New England Foundation for the Arts Ohio Northern N-Men’s Association ONU Football Parents Club Ohio Ready Mix, Inc. Dr. Patricia Anne Parteleno Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers, Inc. Procter and Gamble Fund Mr. and Mrs. James W. Pry II Mr. Robert P. Saltsman Dr. and Mrs. Carroll E. Sammetinger Mr. and Mrs. Eric R. Samuelson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Sifferlen Smile Design Institute Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Sniscak Springfield Foundation Ms. Janice Lynn Pilarczyk Sweress Teledyne Isco © Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Thompson Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Vukovich

Mr. Earl Isaac Salo Mrs. Patricia Jane Sawvel Dr. Patricia and Mr. John Scharer Mr. Clinton and Dr. Susan Schertzer Mrs. Mertie Marie Parker Schlaudroff Mr. and Mrs. Wolfhart K. Schubach Mr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Schuck Dr. Anne Lippert and Mr. Jeffrey Schulman Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Schultz Mr. and Mrs. Douglas E. Seeley Hon. and Mrs. Henry E. Shaw, Jr. Drs. Paul D. and Susan Y. Shin Mr. and Mrs. David B. Shuffelton Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Smith Mr. Melvin L. Smith Mr. John C. Souders Dr. and Mrs. Jim L. Spahr Mr. John W. Spear Ms. Stephanie LuAnn Spirer Dr. and Mrs. Jon E. Sprague Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Sprang Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Stahler Mr. and Mrs. R. Jeffrey Stephens Mr. Robert J. Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Stevick Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Stigliano Mr. and Mrs. Lee E. Stockton Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Storch Mr. and Mrs. Roy P. Stype III Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Super Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Swick Karen Christine Swinehart, M.B.A. Ms. Christine R. and Mr. John W. Taradash Mr. John William Taylor Miss Beth Ann Toalston Mr. and Mrs. John Towne Troy Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William E. Tucker Mr. and Mrs. James E. Turner Mr. Thomas Lane Tuttle U.S. Bank Dr. Charles VanDyne Dr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Veltri Mr. Jon P. Vickery Mr. Michael Nick Vitantonio Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, L.L.P. Mr. and Mrs. David W. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Jared T. Walsh Rev. and Mrs. Merle D. Walter, Jr. Mr. Ronald J. C. Ward Mr. Ronald James Ward, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Watts Mr. and Mrs. Mark F. Welter Wetherill Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Hanley H. Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. White Mr. John E. and Dr. Cecelia M. Wigal Mr. Scott and Dr. Teresa Wilcox

© Mr. James Lehr Kennedy © Robert “Whitey” Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Kemper Drs. Karen L. and Thomas L. Kier Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. Kimmel Mr. K. Donn Kirk Ms. Sarah E. Powers-Kirn and Mr. Edward W. Kirn III Dr. and Mrs. David F. Kisor Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Kleine III Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Kline Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Knapp Mr. Stephen J. Kolinski and Mrs. Anmarie Gladieux-Kolinski Captain Ed Krebs and Mrs. Mary Jo Bremyer-Krebs Mr. and Mrs. William L. Kress Mr. and Mrs. David L. Kriegel Kriegel Family Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Tae Jin Kwon Mr. and Mrs. C. Robert Lamb Mr. T. Jeffery Lawhorne Mrs. Mary Flower-LeMaster and Mr. Bruce E. LeMaster Mr. and Mrs. James M. Leach, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Lee A. Lemke Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lepucki Mr. George Valeren Leshy Mr. and Mrs. Phillip L. Lettrich Mr. Jerry Lewis Dr. and Mrs. James P. Leyda Mr. Stanley Liartis Lima Communications Corp./ W. L. I. O. Television Dr. and Mrs. Louis F. Lobenhofer Mrs. Mary Jo Lockshin Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. Longbrake Mr. Mark Vernon Lorson II Mr. and Mrs. Jay Love Mr. and Mrs. David P. Lucius Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Ludwig Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Mabee Dr. Martha S. MacDonell and Mr. Alexander D. MacDonell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas MacGillivray Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Mains Hon. Joseph P. Mallone Dr. Sekhar Mamidi Ms. Nancy S. Shaw and Mr. Roger W. Marble Marietta Community Foundation, Inc. Marketing Strategies, Ltd. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Marmon Hon. Cheryl L. and Lt. Colonel Brett S. Mason Mr. Richard M. Mast Mr. William G. and Mrs. Carol Liber May Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Mays Miss Martha Sue Mazak Mr. and Mrs. Scott McClintock Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. McCurdy

© Mr. Merritt Redick

Dr. and Mrs. John A. Berg Mr. and Mrs. Brendan C. Berry Dr. Lois J. Birkhimer Mr. and Mrs. Phillip S. Black Ms. Sherri L. Bleichner Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Block Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bockrath Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Borowski Dr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Bouts Mrs. Robert L. Bowden Dr. and Mrs. Christopher P. Bowers Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund Dr. Dawn Alisa Brooks Mr. and Mrs. James R. Buck Mr. and Mrs. David E. Burke Mr. and Mrs. Lowell E. Burnett Mr. John A. Burns and Mrs. Lorrie Zacharias Burns Ms. Kimberly T. Nelson and Mr. Kevin F. Cadden Dr. Sandra Kay Calvert Dr. and Mrs. Vince D. Cameron Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Carbetta II CardinalHealth Mr. and Mrs. Phillip D. Caris Mr. and Mrs. Keith L. Carlson Dr. and Mrs. Keith Carlson III Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Casale Dr. and Mrs. Peter J. Castelli II Dr. Joseph John Catera Mr. and Mrs. James E. Cates Cedar Point Chevron Humankind Mr. Joseph Victor Ciminillo Ciminillo Research, L.L.C. Citizens Charitable Foundation Dr. Wesley Clarke Miss Dorothy Coil Mr. and Mrs. John E. Coler Mr. David Lee Cooper Mr. Donald A. Cope Dr. and Mrs. Frank R. Cosiano Dr. Jennifer L. and Mr. Patrick E. Counts Dr. Marcus F. Cox Cranston & Associates, L.L.C. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Crousore Rev. and Mrs. William E. Croy, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David A. Cunningham Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Dasher Dave’s Pharmacy Mr. Duane A. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Rodney G. Davis Mr. Michael Wayne Dean Mr. and Mrs. R. Gene Deifendeifer Deloitte Foundation Mr. Willis R. Deming Dr. Philip DenBleyker Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Depperman Mr. and Mrs. Vincent C. DiMaggio

Members of the Lehr Society have a special place in the University family. More than 90 percent of the total donor contributions to ONU come from members of the Lehr Society. We are honored and humbled by the support of our Lehr Society. Thank you for making Tomorrow possible at ONU.

Lehr Vase Recipients

Anonymous American Chemical Society American Electric Power Service Corporation Apotex Corporation Barnes & Noble, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Bettinger II Mr. and Mrs. William B. Bredbeck Mr. and Mrs. Rhett W. Burgess Mr. and Mrs. William B. Burgett Mr. and Mrs. C. Lawrence Busch CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Corna/Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. James F. Dicke, Sr. Mr. Willis E. Dobbins Mr. and Mrs. Clay R. Folsom Giant Eagle, Inc. Grob Systems Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Gronlund Mr. Emory M. Hall Mrs. Ruth M. Koltz Hall Hillier Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Hudson © Mr. James Lehr Kennedy James Lehr Kennedy Foundation

President’s Circle $25,000 plus

Professor and Mrs. Terry D. Keiser Mrs. Claire S. Kennedy Mr. James Lehr Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Kerscher Mrs. Wendy Focht King Koops Mr. and Mrs. David L. Kriegel Mr. and Mrs. Edwin R. Lassettre Mr. Nathan L. Lindabury Mr. and Mrs. Roy S. Lodolyn Dr. Robert B. Love and Mrs. Leoma J. Wittenberg-Love Mrs. Bertha Ludwig Mr. and Mrs. Jaan Mannik Dr. and Mrs. Clayton L. Mathile Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hill McCracken Mr. Coburn C. Metcalf Mr. and Mrs. Oscar J. Mifsud Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Milks Dr. and Mrs. George B. Miller, Jr. Mrs. Wendell A. Moats Mr. and Mrs. John P. Nee Mr. and Mrs. Philip S. Oleson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Petite Dr. Ervin W. Pierstorf © Mr. Merritt D. Redick Hon. and Mrs. Gerald J. Rone, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Rowland E. Rone Mr. Earl Isaac Salo Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Samrad Mr. John P. Schooley Dr. Albert A. Sebok Drs. Paul D. and Susan Y. Shin Mrs. Josleen Reine Choueiri Shuhaibar Dr. and Mrs. Harrison Shutt Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Smith Dr. C. Austin Sprang Mrs. Robert M. Stow Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Summers Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Walker Mrs. Ronald W. Wander Mrs. Virginia E. Fisher White Mrs. Maralyn Little Wiechart Mr. Arthur D. Worsencroft Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Armes Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Baker, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Barbee Mr. and Mrs. John M. Barr Ms. Amy Jo Beaschler Mr. and Mrs. R. Scott Bodie Capital Group Companies Dr. and Mrs. Dwight L. Carhart Commerical Services, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony S. Condeni Mr. and Mrs. John M. Cotner Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. D’Innocente Leasure K. Darbaker Trust Dayton Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Donaldson Duane Reade Mr. Jason Scott Duff Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Dumbauld Dr. and Mrs. Joe S. Edwards, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James J. Elacqua Mr. Thomas R. Evans, Jr. ExxonMobil Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Ferris Mr. Neil F. Freund Mr. Jeffrey Todd Gillson Gillson Financial Group Dr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Guy Mrs. Helen J. Heller Ms. Pamela Sue Hershberger Mr. and Mrs. Ivan N. Hoghe Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. Dr. Gordon E. Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Kaufmann Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Kenney Kirby Lester Dr. and Mrs. John G. Koontz Liberty National Bank Lincoln Financial Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Lipski Mr. and Mrs. Carroll V. Lovett Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. McCracken McCracken Pharmacy, Inc. McKesson Foundation, Inc. Medco Health Solutions, Inc. Medi-RX Pharmacy

President’s Fellows $5,000-$9,999

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Moore Mrs. Helen Alice Picking Neff Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark Neff, Sr. Ohio Arts Council Ohio Space Grant Consortium Mrs. Laurie Thompson Palmer and Dr. Mark J. Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Orlando A. Petrillo Mrs. Elizabeth Remsburg-Bell Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Rencheck Robinson Fin Machines, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. David A. Schaller Schwab Charitable Fund Dr. Albert A. Sebok Dr. and Mrs. Harrison Shutt Target Wabash Center Walgreens Wal-Mart Foundation Ms. Stacey Renee Ward Mrs. Maralyn Little Wiechart Wiechart Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Mr. J. Richard Wuest and Dr. Suzanne R. Eastman-Wuest

Dr. and Mrs. Gordon K. Acheson Hon. and Mrs. Anthony A. Alaimo Alexander and Baldwin, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Neil L. Allen Dr. and Mrs. Jeffery C. Allison American Society of Civil Engineers American Trim Ameriprise Financial Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Arno Mr. and Mrs. George D. Atkinson AT&T Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Baker Mr. and Mrs. John H. Barber Dr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Barker Mr. Lawrence R. Barton Dr. and Mrs. Eric T. Baumgartner Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Beal Mr. and Mrs. James B. Beatty Captain Ryan Harris Beery Dr. Sandra Ruth Beichler Mr. and Mrs. Gary E. Benes

Lehr Society Members $1,000-$2,499

Judge Thomas Bryant Committee Miss Katherine Frances Karas Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Koger Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Lamb Laminate Technologies, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company Mr. and Mrs. Coburn C. Metcalf Dr. and Mrs. Michael M. Milks Mr. and Mrs. Jay K. Molter Ms. Sandra Bouwman and Mr. R. William Moore, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts National Association Chain Drug Stores Education Foundation New York Life Corporation Dr. Clyde A. Painter Mr. and Mrs. James R. Pullins Mr. and Mrs. Dwight M. Reed Mr. and Mrs. James C. Reichardt Ms. Brenda L. Reichelderfer Mr. and Mrs. Allen P. Reinhardt Professor and Mrs. James B. Reiselman Dr. Walter S. Ritzman Dr. and Mrs. William L. Robinson Mr. and Mrs. James W. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Ross A. G. Samuelsson Company Drs. Gary K. and Janet S. SeGall Shell Oil Company Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan S. Smalley Mr. and Mrs. Barry P. Smith Specialty Medicine Compounding Pharmacy Summit Funding Group Drs. Christine and Robert Swager Teton Aircraft Design, L.L.C. Miss Martha E. Thompson Time Warner Cable Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Vandervoort Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Kenny R. Walkup, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David Weimer Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. White Miss Carmen Sue Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wintzer Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Wong Mr. Ronald L. Woofter Mr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Zoeller

Dow Chemical Company Dow Corning Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dunkin Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Elshoff Mr. Shawn Eric Endsley Mrs. Sally Stoltz Evans Mr. and Mrs. Mike Everson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ewald Fairfield County Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Falber Mr. and Mrs. Randall L. Fannin Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Faulkner Dr. and Mrs. James W. Fenton, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. William T. Ferri Mr. Patsy A. Filaccio Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Fischbach Mr. and Mrs. George Fornadley Mrs. Mary Jane Kiefhaber Frazer Mr. and Mrs. Mark Friedley Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Frommer Mr. David Allen Fry, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James D. Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Garrett Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Gmyrek Mr. Gerald M. Goeke and Mrs. Patricia Ann Maslen-Goeke Mr. and Mrs. Christopher V. Goff Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goldman Goodrich Corporation Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Gossel Drs. Michele A. and Paul L. Govekar Ms. W. Jean White Daniel and Mr. Stewart A. Graham Mr. and Mrs. William E. Green Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Gregory AR-HALE Family Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Ann E. Donnelly Hamilton and Mr. Loren Joseph Hamilton Dr. Wayne A. Hamilton Mrs. Pamela L. Shanely Hampson Hanson-Neely Funeral Home Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hardin, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Hawk Mr. and Mrs. Leo J. Hawk Mr. Steven Michael Hawk Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Hawk Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Hays Mr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Hays HealthTran, L.L.C. Mr. and Mrs. James Heckbert Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Henschen Mr. and Mrs. T. Joseph Hermiller Drs. Edith Mae and F. Michael Herrel Mr. Lionel K. Higley Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Hilderbrand Mr. Michael Hofmann and Ms. Molly A. Shoup Hofmann Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Hollinger Mrs. Marjorie L. Stedcke Hollinger Mr. Thomas Holtsberry Hon. and Mrs. James J. Hooper Dr. and Mrs. J. Michael Hoopes Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Hovis Mr. Zachary Sean Huffman Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hull IBM Corporation Mr. and Mrs. D. Michael Ingram Dr. Susan J. Insley Mr. and Mrs. Brian A. Jablonski Hon. and Mrs. Thomas K. Jenkins Dr. and Mrs. Richard E. Johnson Johnson & Johnson Dr. Ronald J. Jones Mr. and Mrs. John G. Kaiser, Jr. Mr. Vincent L. Kavanaugh McDonalds of Ada Mr. and Mrs. William A. McKell Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel McManness Mr. and Mrs. John E. McWilliams Dr. and Mrs. Richard P. Meininger Drs. Steven Mershon and Candada J. Moore Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Mid-West Vascular Institute, Inc. Middletown Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Miller Mr. Paul and Ms. Cindy R. Miller Mr. and Mrs. R. Scott Miller Mr. Scott Kevin Miller Dr. and Mrs. Bradley W. Mitchel Mrs. Virginia A. Mitchell Mrs. Dolores Moore Mr. and Mrs. William W. Moore II Hon. Joe M. Moorhead Morgan Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Evan W. Morris Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Moser Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Murray Mr. H. Dale Musgrave Mr. Dallas J. Myers Mr. and Mrs. Randall S. Myers Mr. and Mrs. Neil G. Naiman National Association of Chain Drug Stores Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Neely Mr. and Mrs. Kurt D. Newman Dr. Hong Xuan Nguyen Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Niederkohr Mr. Kenneth E. and Mrs. Sandra L. Nihiser Rev. Robin W. and Dr. Robin R. Obetz Oglesby Construction, Inc. Ohio Council of Retail Merchants Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. P. Milan Orr Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio Dr. and Mrs. Steven D. Paisley Mr. and Mrs. David T. Parks Mr. Gerald James Pascador Dr. Tiffany Marie Patterson Mr. and Mrs. William A. Patterson Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company Pi Sigma Alpha Chapter/Nat. Political Science Honor Society Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Pope Mr. and Mrs. Jon M. Postoloff Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Previte Mr. and Mrs. James R. Pritchard II Dr. Megan Marie Pritchard Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Prizel Mr. Jason Michael Pugsley Ms. Cherie F. Quain Quest Diagnostics Mr. and Mrs. Clyde C. Quinby, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Rectenwald Mr. Merritt Dean Redick Mrs. Wendy A. Tiburski-Reid and Mr. Daniel F. Reid Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc. Professor and Mrs. David A. Retterer Mr. and Mrs. Larry R. Rheinbolt Mr. and Mrs. John Rife Professor Arden E. Roberson Mr. and Mrs. Randall S. Rogers Mr. Michael Romary and Dr. Catherine A. Albrecht Mr. and Mrs. John Romosan Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Ruble Dr. and Mrs. William E. Ruse This listing reflects giving during the 2008-09 fiscal year, in addition to all leadership gifts received as of Nov. 20, 2009.

Annual members of the GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Society are graduates from the last 10 years who make leadership gifts at the $250 or $500-$999 level.

Mr. and Mrs. Brendan C. Berry Mr. and Mrs. Douglas S. Bogar Ms. Martha Elizabeth Claypool Mr. and Mrs. Jason A. Cleland Deanna R. Cook, Esq. Dr. Meghan Virginia Davlin Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Ehlers, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Faurote Mr. James Anthony Ference Mr. and Mrs. Justin P. Friesner Dr. Emily Alyse Gruenhagen Mr. Justin Robert Hiskey Miss Amanda Renee Ingram Ms. Amanda Marie Kalal Mr. Jason C. and Dr. Jennifer J. Kline Mrs. Sheryl A. Kuzmick McGaha Miss Marcella Louise Lape Dr. Lukas Perry Leitnaker Dr. Erica Leigh Lepore Teresa E. McCall, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Cory A. Murray Mr. Brian Joseph Petrucci Miss Robin Marie Porter Ms. Sarah N. Prasher Dr. Kelly and Mr. Greg Prymicz Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Roecker Mr. Mark Alan Shallcross Mr. and Mrs. Matthew A. Skeens Mr. and Mrs. Brandon A. Steele Mr. Justin Austin Stiles Dr. Matthew Alvin Tupps Dr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Ulbrich Mindi L. Wells, Esq. Miss Elizabeth Carolyn Young

GOLD Society Donors

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Wills Ms. Marcia Schettler and Mr. John Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. Wing Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Wing Dr. and Mrs. Ora A. Winzenried Mr. and Mrs. James P. Withrow Professor Kate J. Witte Ms. Esther M. Woodworth Mr. Ronald Wyss Xerox Foundation Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Charles Yoost Drs. Kimberly A. Broedel-Zaugg and Thomas A. Zaugg Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Zembower Mr. William Karl Zimmerman Ms. Theresa I. Parker and Mr. Robert S. Zlasney Mr. Christopher Michael Zoeller

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Douglas Leuthold, BSCE ’76, and Renee Leuthold recognize that their education made a difference in their lives. After graduating from ONU, Doug earned his MBA at Bowling Green State University where he met Renee. He worked for Bechtel Corporation for 12 years and then formed Advanced Fiber Technology (AFT). The AFT Fiberizer process ushered in technology in the area of low-density cellulose insulation that paved the way for new advances in wall spray. Doug designed, fabricated, installed and helped startups of the AFT Fiberizer process at plants around the world. In early 2001 he opened his own manufacturing facility for recycling wastepaper into cellulose insulation and other industrial fiber applications and recently won a 2009 R&D 100 Award for their innovative Phase Change Material (PCM) cellulose insulation. The Leutholds want to foster entrepreneurship and encourage students to find their direction in life. They’ve funded two scholarships by testamentary bequest for students attending ONU’s College of Engineering and College of Business Administration.

The Leutholds’ gift honors the enduring commitment to student excellence at Ohio Northern University.

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William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award The William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award, established on May 29, 2004, was created to honor and recognize Robinson’s 45 years of influencing Ohio Northern University students and to ensure that his legacy continues for the next 45 years. The annual recipient demonstrates passion and loyalty toward their profession, community and alma mater, Ohio Northern University. • Applicants must have graduated within the last 15 years from ONU. • One female and one male may be selected per year. • Individuals will be chosen by the selection committee and honored at ONU’s Homecoming. • Any person affiliated with ONU may nominate the individual by sending a letter of reference and their résumé, along with the following nomination form. Nominee__________________________________________________________________________________ Degree_ ______________ Class Year____________________________________________________________ Your Name_ _______________________________________________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________________________________________ City_ _____________________ State___________________ Zip_______________________________________ Daytime Phone_____________________________________________________________________________ Below, please furnish detailed information in support of your nomination. (Use additional paper as necessary.) _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________

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Class Notes Alumni Events

Please visit or call the Office of Alumni Affairs at 1-866-ONU-ALUM. Feb. 12: San Francisco, Calif., Alumni Event Feb. 13: San Diego, Calif., Alumni Event Women’s Basketball Alumni Game


Jerry Stephens, JD, lives in Sebring, Fla.


Robert Swager, BA, DD ’71, works full time scheduling his wife, author Christine Swager, for book signings, TV spots and lectures. The Swager’s live in Moore, S.C.


Feb. 18: Engineering – CPD, Columbus, Ohio

Earl Dworkin, BA, is in the medical insurance industry and is the owner of Dworkin Insurance Service. He lives in Palo Alto, Calif., and can be reached at

March 3: Orlando, Fla., Alumni Event


March 4: Tampa, Fla., Alumni Event March 6: Venice, Fla., Alumni Event March 7: Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Alumni Event March 14 and 15 (See ad on page 21) First Annual ONU Scholarship Winter Golf Outing

Morris Shepherd, BSCE, participated in the Senior Olympics in Southwest Ohio. He received the bronze medal for spot shooting in the basketball competition. He placed fourth in the 100-meter dash and won the bronze medal in the 200meter dash. He resides in Batavia, Ohio.


March 17: Pharmacy Law – CE, Southeastern Ohio

Thomas Jenkins, JD, served the Marion County Family Court as a judge for almost a quarter of a century. He is retired and resides in Marion, Ohio.

March 19: Philadelphia, Pa., Alumni Event


March 20: New York City, N.Y., Alumni Event March 24: Pharmacy Law – CE,Canton/Akron, Ohio March 27: The Polar Bear Ball at the Columbus Zoo April 1: Cincinnati, Ohio, Alumni Event April 8: Toledo, Ohio, Alumni Event April 22: Engineering – CPD, Cleveland, Ohio April 30: ONU Alumni Baseball Game Wander Field, Ohio Northern University April 30-May 2: First Annual ONU Arts Weekend April 30: Columbus, Ohio, Alumni Event May 2: Cleveland, Ohio, Alumni Event May 22: Polar Arctic Day at the Columbus Zoo June 4-6: Alumni Weekend at ONU Honoring the Class of 1960 June 26: ONU Alumni and Friends Athletic Golf Outing at Colonial Golfers Club, Harrod, Ohio

Robert Thompson, BA, JD ’66, is the president of Sage Financial Design Inc. He lives in Simsbury, Conn. Ted E. Uhl, BSME, is employed with Chromalloy LLC. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Hesperia, Calif.


Sandra Cipiti, BSEd, is the music director for the Lord of Life Lutheran Church. She lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Barry Hensel, BA, is vice president for the Circles of Care Inc. He and his wife, Pamela (Whittington), BS, reside in West Melbourne, Fla.

Dennis Franks, BSPh, is a retired physician. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in Haines, Alaska. Robert Thompson, BA ’63, JD, is president of Sage Financial Design Inc. He lives in Simsbury, Conn.


Judy (Cannon) Benes, BA, is a hearing screener for ENT Neonatal of Northern Virginia. She lives in Clifton, Va. Toby Clark, BSPh, was elected to the Board of Pharmacy Practice of the International Pharmacy Federation. He can be reached at and resides in Charleston, S.C. Thomas Heydinger, JD, represents the 58th District in the Ohio House of Representatives. He lives in Norwalk, Ohio. Richard Smith, BA, is retired from the ministry. He and his wife, Betty, live in Canal Fulton, Ohio.


Alice (Smith) Dewar, BA, is the superintendent for the Leipsic Local School District. She lives in Leipsic, Ohio. William Gardner, BA, JD ’73, is an attorney advisor for the Social Security Administration. He lives in New Canaan, Conn. Gary Lamb, BS, is a real estate agent for Realty USA. He lives in Rochester, N.Y.


Gary Benes, BS, is a pharmacist with Safeway. He lives in Clifton, Va. Rose Herl, BS, is a pharmacist with the Medicine Shoppe. She lives in Ashtabula, Ohio.


Richard Brown, BSPh, is retired. He and his wife, Sue, sold their Brown Drug Company stores to various pharmaceutical companies and continue to operate Boomerang Marketing Inc., which manufactures and markets fishing lures. They currently enjoy retirement and time with their grandchildren. They reside in Sanibel, Fla.



Bruce Kolbe, BS, is a pharmacist with the REM Corporation. He lives in Newark, Ohio. Elaine (Fossa) Loeffert, BA, is a secondgrade teacher with Westerville City Schools. She lives in Westerville, Ohio. Shelley (Pickard) Piazza, BSPh, is a pharmacist with CVS. She lives in Jamestown, N.Y. Sherman G. Yerian, BSEd, and Diane Glick were married. The couple resides in Bridgewater, Ga.


Alan Ciklin, JD, is the managing partner of Casey, Ciklin, Lubitz, Martens & O’Connell. He has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Alan will be listed in the specialty of Real Estate Law. He resides in Palm Beach, Fla. Jerome Karlin, BA, is the assistant program director with Cornucopia Inc. He lives in University Heights, Ohio. Robert Swager, BA ’54, DD, works full time scheduling his wife, author Christine Swager, for book signings, TV spots and lectures. The Swagers live in Moore, S.C. Hiram Tanner, BSCE, is the manager of sewer pumping for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. He was also elected the president of the Chesapeake Water Environment Association. He lives in Mitchellville, Md.


David Wright, BSME, is a senior project engineer for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. He lives in Tupelo, Miss.


Nancy (Wood) Allison, BA, is the director of secondary instruction with Findlay City schools in Findlay, Ohio. She can be reached at Robert Braidwood, BSPh, is the pharmacy manager for the Medicine Cabinet Pharmacy. He lives in Corbin, Ky. William Gardner, BA ’68, JD, is the attorney advisor for the Social Security Administration. He lives in New Canaan, Conn. Thomas Kane, BA, retired from Lorain City Schools. He was the wrestling coach for 20 years and the football coach for three years. He lives in Lorain, Ohio.


David A. Brudapast, 32 BSPh, is the director of pharmacy at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Paul Caswell, JD, is the director of pension compliance for Paychex. He lives in Escanaba, Mich. Denise Evans Sukup, BSEd, is a middleschool language-arts teacher with PandoraGilboa Local Schools in Pandora, Ohio.


Tom Greenawalt, BSME, retired from the Largo, Fla., Facility for Raytheon. He is the president of Greenwood Games. He and his wife, Jean (Rotsinger), BSME ’82, live in Palm Harbor, Fla.

Jack Schron, JD, is the president of Jergens Inc., a family-owned manufacturing business in Cleveland begun by his father and grandfather. An SME member, Jack has been active in SME for many years, including both local Cleveland involvement and national involvement. He currently serves as a member of the SME Board of Directors. Jack previously served on the SME Board Work Group on Governance and the Audit Committee. He resides in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Nancy (Fredlund) Stack, BSPh, is a pharmacist for the Herkimer, N.Y., Wal-Mart Pharmacy. She resides in Herkimer, N.Y.

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Michael D. Blythe, BA, is an attorney for the town of New Windsor in New Windsor, N.Y. Andrew J. Cesarz, BSPh, is a staff pharmacist with Rite Aid. His wife, Cathy (Carpenter), BSPh ’76, is a supervising pharmacist with Rite Aid. The couple resides in Mayville, N.Y. Joseph DaPare, JD, lives in Charleston, S.C., with his wife, Deborah (Blatnick) DaPore, BSPh ’82. Paul D. Elkovich, BSME, is the vice president, Turbine-Generator Service, with Alstom Power Inc. in Midlothian, Va. Rita Lutes, BA, relocated to Portland, Ind. Michael W. McConnell, BSPh, is a pharmacist with Walgreens. He and his wife, Barbara, reside in Medina, Ohio. Jay W. Myers, BSPh, is a pharmacist with Rite Aid Pharmacy in Benwood, W.Va. Eric M. Richards, BSPh, is a clinical pharmacist with Bayshore Medical Center. He resides in Seabrook, Texas. John West, BA, LW ’79, was appointed as a Board of Trustee member for the Arizona Science Center by the Jennings Strouss & Salmon PLC law firm. He lives in Phoenix, Ariz.


Stephen Dobush, BA, is a financial service representative, registered representative and investment advisor for Partners Financial Group. He lives in Garfield Heights, Ohio. Carl Draucker, JD, is the treasurer for Hiram College Board of Trustees. He is with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the University of Akron’s master of taxation program. He resides in Hudson, Ohio. Jeffrey W. Fram, JD, is an attorney with Denman & Lerner Co. LPA in Mentor, Ohio. Edward Hardy, BA, is the president of the Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Technologists and was highlighted nationally by the Society for Vascular Ultrasound in November 2009. Edward is the chief vascular technologist at UPMC Passavant Hospital. He and his wife, Susan, live in Cheswick, Pa. Donald “Christopher” Hart, BSPh, gave a presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual conference in July 2009 in Boston, Mass. He lives in Port Washington, Ohio. Chris’s email address is William McMillan, BSPh, retired from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. For the past 11 years, he has served as the licensing administrator and director of internship

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after working as compliance specialist for four years. He will continue to serve at the Plain City United Methodist Church as their choir director and organist. He and his family live in Plain City, Ohio.


Dain Akin, JD, is an attorney with the Akin Law Group LLC in Westerville, Ohio, where he also resides. Steven M. Culver, BA, is the assistant director, office of academic assessment, with Virginia Tech. He resides in Blacksburg, Va. Karen (Keyse) Fields, BA, is the vice president of global academic programs, provost, and EVP for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She resides in San Antonio, Texas. Neal Pitts, JD, of Orlando, Fla., has been appointed judge of compensation claims by the governor of Florida. Nancy Brady Smith, BSPh is a pharmacistdiabetes educator with Walgreens in Norwalk, Ohio.


Mark Butler, BSPh, is a commander in the 59th Clinical Support Group in the U.S. Air Force and has been promoted to colonel. He lives in Beavercreek, Ohio. Steve Patonai, BSPh, is the CEO for Auburn Regional Medical Center. He resides in Auburn, Wash. John West, LW, BA ’76, was appointed as a Board of Trustee member for the Arizona Science Center by the Jennings Strouss & Salmon PLC law firm. He lives in Phoenix, Ariz.


Gregory Milanich, BSPh ’80, lives in Brecksville, Ohio, with his wife, Elaine (Paro), BSPh ’85. Mark Miller, BA, had his latest book, The View of the Courts from the Hill: Interactions between Congress and the Federal Judiciary published by the University of Virginia Press. Mark also recently became a full-time professor at Clark University. He lives in Worchester, Mass. John Payne, BA, is the president of Bradley Payne LLC, a financial advisor group. He lives in Circleville, Ohio. Michael Schobelock, BSPh, is the associate director of medical affairs at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. He and his wife, Kelli, live in Grove City, Ohio.

Robert J. Sgroi, JD, is a partner with McIntyre, Tate & Lynch in Providence, R.I.


Susan (Osowski) Ayers, BSPh, works for Kaiser Permanente as the regional manager. She lives in Broadview Heights, Ohio. Greg Ferrall, BA, married Kendra Murr. The Ferralls live in Saint Marys, Ohio. John Green, JD, has joined the Dayton office of Thompson Hine LLP. He is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Transactions and Securities and Health Care Practice groups. He resides in Dayton, Ohio. Stuart Hazlett, BA, is a member of the Senior Executive Service, serving as a deputy director to the director of the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy. He resides in Alexandria, Va. J. Mark Hickman, BA, was promoted and assigned as the combustion integrated rack payloads project manager at the NASA Glenn Research Center. He resides in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Steven Kelley, BA, is a managing trial attorney for CNA Insurance. He lives in Independence, Ohio. Barbara Krier, JD, was named the 2009 Child Advocate of the Year by the Children’s Rights Committee of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association. Barbara is a 20-year veteran of the York County Public Defender’s Office. She resides in York, Pa. Elizabeth Martini, BA, is the vice president and counsel of the Ohio National Financial Services. She is responsible for legislative and regulatory matters as well as compliance and government relations. She resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mary McDeavitt, BA, is the director of proposals and marketing for TolTest Inc. She lives in Painesville, Ohio. Gary Sandeen, BSPh, is a pharmacist with Tops Pharmacy. He lives in Cassadaga, N.Y. John Smith, BA, has been named the 45th editor-in-chief of Military Review, the U.S. Army’s professional journal. He also taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He resides in Leavenworth, Kan. Regard Yakou, BSCE, is a project manager with Hill International. He lives in Danville, Calif. Mark Tillack, BSPh, is touring with his show, “Musical Mark’s Kid’s Show.” The current theme for his show is the effort to save bats. He resides in Brinkhaven, Ohio.


Gene Baker, BSPh, is a pharmacist with Discount Drug Mart. He lives in Canton, Ohio. Jill (Santee) Bock, BA, and her husband, Kurt, have opened up Bruegger’s Bagels in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The Bocks live in Gotha, Fla. Craig Clay, BSEE, is the senior manager and systems engineer for Cisco Systems. He lives in Seabrook, Texas. Holly (Reidel) Cronau, BSPh, was named the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians 2009 Educator of the Year. Her e-mail address is and she lives in Powell, Ohio. Deborah (Blatnick) DaPore, BSPh, opened up a second pharmacy in Charleston, S.C. The pharmacy offers traditional prescription services and MTM counseling. The pharmacies are also PECA-certified to do compounding. She and her husband, Joseph, JD ’76, live in Charleston, S.C. Deborah can be contacted at plantationpharmacy@ Bimal Dassani, BSPh, is a regional vice president for Rite Aid. He lives in Macedonia, Ohio. Robert Gamler, BSPh, is a pharmacist for CVS. He is living in Midland, N.C. Jean (Rotsinger) Greenawalt, BSME, is a systems and software engineer for Raytheon. She and her husband, Tom, BSME ’75, live in Palm Harbor, Fla. Mark Grimslid, BA, is employed with Valmont Industries. He lives in Mishawaka, Ind. Steven Kaplan, BSPh, lives in Troy, Ohio, with his wife, Patricia (White), BSPh ’84. Keith Laffin, BA, is employed with the city of Bedford, Ohio, where he also resides. Lee McClish, BSME, is an RCM manager with Graphic Packaging. He resides in Ashland, Ohio. Rosemarie (Viney) Morris, BSBA ’82, is the vice president of finance and operations with the Arthritis Foundation. She lives in Mason, Ohio. Jeanette (Spear) Murphy, BSPh, is a pharmacy manager for Kroger. She lives in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Suzanne Plummer, BA, is a specialeducation teacher for

Moriarty-Edgewood Schools. She lives in Edgewood, N.M. Dan Reep, BS, is a senior engineer for ChickFil-A Inc. He lives in Peachtree City, Ga. Anne ( Colton) Rickard, BA, was named Art Teacher of the Year for 2008 by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Gloria (Frankenfeld) Stacy, BSPh, is a staff pharmacist with CVS. She lives in Tiffin, Ohio. Richard Weiner, JD, is a reporter and freelance writer. He lives in Beechwood, Ohio. Hanley Wheeler, BSPh, and his wife, Mary (Murphy), BSPh ’82, live in Fishers, Ind. Hanley works for CVS Caremark, and Mary is retired. Dale Younkman, BS, is a clinical pharmacist with St. Luke’s Hospital. He lives in Jacksonville, Fla.


Paul Abrahamsen, JD, is employed with Legal Aid of Western Michigan. He lives in Kalamazoo, Mich. Deborah (Tobin) Gross, BSPh, is a pharmacist for Marc’s Pharmacy in Solon, Ohio. She resides in Beachwood, Ohio. Alicia Handwerk, BA, is the bureau chief for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. She lives in Columbus, Ohio. Karen (Kopp) Kohr, BSPh, is a staff pharmacist for Wal-Mart at Palmyra, Pa. She lives in Palmyra, Pa. Ramona Porter, BA, is an academic advisor for Ohio State University. She lives in Grove City, Ohio. Michael Rencheck, BSEE, is the president and chief executive officer for AREVA NP Inc. He resides in Powell, Ohio. Eric Spence, BA, is the senior vice president of sales for Jeld-Wen Inc. He lives in Klamath Falls, Ore. David Williams, BSBA, is the vice president for Merrill Lynch. He lives in Toledo, Ohio.


Sally Brooks, BS, BSPh, is the vice president of physician services and engagement for United Health Group. She lives in Milford, Ohio. Danny Bubp, JD, is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 88th House District. This is his third term as a state representative. He also

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runs his own law practice, the Law Office of Danny R. Bubp. He resides in West Union, Ohio. Carol Cover, BA, is a transcription technician for the Cleveland Clinic. She lives in Euclid, Ohio. Kevin Freese, BSME, is the chairman and chief executive officer of Bridge Development Group Ltd. He lives in Kirtland, Ohio. Geraldine Guerin, JD, is a registered nurse for Lifeline Health Care Group. She lives in Horse Cave, Ky. Jeffrey Habegger, BSBA, is a senior project manager for WRScompass. He lives in Miamisburg, Ohio. Michael Hatfield, BSEE, is the material group director for air vehicles for the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He and his wife, Darlene, live in Centerville, Ohio. Cindy (Thatcher) Hunsacker, BSBA, is a TD services account manager for Teradata. He lives in Springboro, Ohio. William Johnson, BS, is a pharmacy manager for Rite Aid. He lives in Sandusky, Ohio. Patricia (White) Kaplan, BSPh, was named 2009 Miami County Fair Homemaker of the Year in August 2009. She and her husband, Steven, BSPh ’82, live in Troy, Ohio. Laird Lile, JD, was included in the Florida Super Lawyers 2009 list of Top 100 Lawyers in Florida. He was the only attorney in Naples, Fla., and the surrounding areas to receive this recognition. He also had the honor of moderating a panel of real property and estate attorney experts at the Annual Convention of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar in May 2009. Laird and his wife, Laurie, live in Naples, Fla. Randall Moore, JD, was one of 38 attorneys from the Roetzel & Andress law firm to be chosen as Ohio’s Super Lawyers by Law & Politics magazine, Northern Ohio Live magazine, and Cincinnati magazine. He lives in Canton, Ohio. William Muller, BSEE, is employed with Matrix Research and Engineering. He lives in Mason, Ohio. Kelly Reidel, BA, is an EPMO project consultant for Progressive Insurance. He lives in Chesterland, Ohio.


David Bennett, BSBA, is a commercial loan officer for the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union. He and his wife, Christiana, live in Anchorage, Alaska. Martin Daniels, BSBA, is the district director of financial aid for Pierce College. He resides in Snoqualmie, Wash. Annette (Peter) Drake, BSCE, is a science teacher in Brookville Local Schools. She lives in Englewood, Ohio. Michael Jenkins, BS, is a senior software consultant for Sogeti. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Eric Klintworth, BSEE, and his wife, Bonnie (Merrymon), BSPh ’85, live in Westerville, Ohio. Eric is employed with Star Dynamics Corporation, and Bonnie is employed with Mount Carmel East Hospital. Catherine (Mathile) Laden, BSBA, was elected to the Board of Trustees for Summit Country Day. She and her family live in Cincinnati, Ohio. James Laird, BS, is a sales associate for Glaziers of Northwest Ohio. He lives in Ada, Ohio. Phillip Lettrich, BSPh, and his wife, Susan (Di Nezza), BSEE ’85, reside in Kirtland, Ohio. Phillip is the director of professional relations for Emdeon, and Susan is the director of performance and process improvement for FirstEnergy Corp. Laura Mandos, BSPh, was chosen by her students to receive the 2009 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching and was presented with the award at the graduation ceremony for the University of Sciences in Philadelphia in May 2009. This award is given annually to a faculty member recognized by the students as the most outstanding instructor at the University. Laura resides in Boothwyn, Pa. David McCarley, BA, is the vice president for EH4 Solutions Group. He lives in Gloucester, Mass. Elaine (Paro) Milanich, BSPh, is the manager of clinical client services for Universal American. She and her husband, Gregory, BSPh ’80, live in Brecksville, Ohio. Robin Patterson, BS, has been appointed as the principal of the Los Amigos High School in Orange County, Calif. Robin lives in Santa Ana, Calif.


Charles Stechschulte, BS, is a software project engineer at Emerson Network Power. He lives in Delaware, Ohio. Cecelia (Peters) Wigal, BSEE, is the assistant dean of undergraduate programs and a professor in the college of engineering and computer sciences for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She and her husband, John, live in Chattanooga, Tenn.


Peter M. Burnham, BA, is a marketing manager with TEAC Australia. He resides in Victoria, Australia. Mark Butler, BA, is the assistant principal for Benjamin Logan Local Schools in Bellefontaine, Ohio, where he and his wife, Jill, also reside. Todd Butler, BS, is the associate dean of academic affairs for Brescia University in Owensboro, Ky., where he also resides. Janet A. (Gutchess) DeHart, BSPh, BS, is an analytical lab technical in research and development with Spinnaker Coating in Troy, Ohio. Greg Fehribach, JD, was named a distinguished fellow at Ball State University’s Bowen Center. His work at Bowen Center focuses on identifying the barriers people with disabilities face in seeking employment as well as engaging policymakers on how to build inclusive strategies into their communities. He serves on the board of trustees at Ball State and works with

Douglas Spiker, JD, was one of 38 attorneys from the Roetzel & Andress law firm to be chosen as a Ohio’s Super Lawyers by Law & Politics magazine, Northern Ohio Live magazine, and Cincinnati magazine. He lives in Columbus, Ohio. Stephen A. Summers, BSPh, is the EpicRx project coordinator with Premier Health Partners in Dayton, Ohio. Lisa (Monbeck) Weeks, BS, married her husband, Jeff. She is a high school math teacher at Graham High School in St. Paris, Ohio. The couple resides in Pleasant Hill, Ohio.


John Battershell, BSME, is a centrifugal compressor consultant with Battershell Engineering. He lives in Hamburg, N.Y. Richard L. Hammond, BSPh, is a clinical/ staff pharmacist with Acute Care Specialty Hospital in Canton, Ohio. Jamie Lewis, BS, is the industrial technology and mechanical drawing instructor for Delphos City Schools. He and his wife, Rachelle, live in Harrod, Ohio. Jeffery Makeever, BSEE, was honored by Irish America magazine as a member of its “Irish Legal 100.” Jeffery is the chair of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren’s Intellectual Property Practice and the managing shareholder of the firm’s Rockford office. He resides in Rockford, Ill. Charles Marosek, BFA, is an art teacher for Farmersville ISD. He and his wife, Suzanne (Campbell), BA ’87, live in Greenville, Texas. Arthur Munson, BS, is the owner of Gargoyle Marketing. He lives in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Maria Santo, JD, is the assistant county prosecuting attorney for the Hardin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She lives in Ada, Ohio. David W. Stahl, BSEE, is the vice president, corporate quality and customer satisfaction, with Tellabs in Naperville, Ill. He resides in Arlington Heights, Ill.


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34 the university to ensure its facilities and programs are accessible for people with disabilities and the aging population. He and his family live in Indianapolis, Ind. Cheryl (Roller) Luecke, BSPh, lives in Baton Rouge, La. Timothy S. McCall, BSPh, is the director of pharmacy with Ephrata Community Hospital in Ephrata, Pa. Douglas L. Powell, BSEE, is an electrical engineer with Prater Engineering in Dublin, Ohio.

Carol Eng, BSPh, is a consultant pharmacist for PharMerica Corporation. She lives in Henderson, Nev. Anna (Reynolds) Esposito, BSPh, is a quality assurance pharmacist for Orchard Pharmaceutical Services in North Canton, Ohio. She and her family reside in Barberton, Ohio. Judith Hyvarinen, BA, is a bookkeeper for the Hammond First Assembly of God. She lives in Hammond, Ind. Thomas Powers, BSBA, is director of assurance and business advisory services at GBQ Partners LLC in Columbus, Ohio. He and his wife, Anne (Evans), BSBA ’88, reside with their family in Powell, Ohio. Brian P. Watts, BSBA, is the president of Anderson Masonry Co. Inc. in Dayton, Ohio. Gail (Firestine) Wiegand, BSMT, is the director of quality assurance, KMC Systems for Elbit Systems of America. She lives in Merrimack, N.H.


Jody Benda, BA, is a teacher, athletic trainer and the head volleyball coach at Bath Local Schools. She lives in Ada, Ohio. Angela (Brady) Buelsing, BA, is a business librarian for Clayton L. Scroggins Associates Inc. She resides in Batavia, Ohio. James M. Childers, BSBA, is the vice president of operations and director of imports and exports with Agri-Sales Associates Inc. in Nashville, Tenn. Toni (Williams) Dunbar, BA, is in customer service at Precision Strip Inc. She and her husband, David, BM, live in Troy, Ohio. Kerri A. (Hug) Gearhart, BA, is the director of special education with the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center. She resides in Edon, Ohio. Deana (Fisher) Gordon, BA, was named the educational program coordinator by the Conway Family Business Center of Central Ohio. She resides in Grove City, Ohio. Larry E. Himes, BSBA, and Stacey R. Kolodzik were married on June 17, 2009. The couple resides in Medina, Ohio. Brian A. Keckler, BSEE, is a supervisorU.S. Operations Western Region with SAI Global in Independence, Ohio. Robert Knecht, BS, is a marketing manager with Allied Moulded Products Inc. in Bryan, Ohio. He and his family live in Edgerton, Ohio. Ken Siang Lim, BSCE, BSCSE, is the CEO of NextLabs Inc. in San Mateo, Calif. Kendra (Neibauer) Manduzzi, BSEE, is the resident engineer of Dearborn Trucks for Ford. She lives in Whitmore Lake, Mich. Holly McCluskey, BA, JD ’92, and her husband, Ronnie Mee, were married on Nov. 24, 2007. Holly is an attorney with Siferd & McCluskey, LPA in Lima, Ohio. The couple resides in Lima. Pamela Sweeney, BS, is a clinical resource pharmacist for Community Health Network. She resides in Indianapolis, Ind.


Patrick Arbaugh, BS, and his family relocated to Shanghai, China, for the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. Patrick is the director of product development for the Asian Technical Center. Sara M. (Verhoff) Martin, BSPh, is a pharmacist with Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, Ohio. Jeff Meeker, BSBA, is chief, Ground Systems Division - TRADOC capabilities manager, for virtual training environment with the U.S. Army. He resides in Leavenworth, Kan. Michelle A. (Dolmayer) Roberts, is an oncology pharmacist at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center at Passavant in Pittsburgh, Pa. John Sajovic, BS, is the manager of transformer services for GE Energy. He and his family live in Hudson, Ohio. Emmanuel Santa Teresa, JD, is a deputy staff judge advocate with the U.S. Air Force. He resides in Lompoc, Calif. Wendy Weiss, BSPh, is a pharmacist with UPMC Northwest. She resides in Franklin, Pa.

Brian T. Young, BSBA, is a laboratory manager with American Trim in Lima, Ohio.


Debra Bowers, JD, was promoted to partner at Kay, Casto & Chaney PLLC after six years with the firm and more than 16 years in legal practice. She resides in Morgantown, W.Va. Rick Cherry, BS, is the owner of Flying Hack Enterprises. He resides in Powell, Ohio. Amy (Maki) Genszler, BA, is a legal assistant for the Hersh Law Offices LLC and was recently recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who. She resides in West Bend, Wisc. Harry Hancock, JD, is the counsel for revenue litigation for the South Carolina Department of Revenue. He lives in Columbia, S.C. Lisa (Cowgill) Haydel, BSBA, is the asphalt supply and logistics manager for Marathon Petroleum Company LLC. He lives in Findlay, Ohio. Brian James, BS, is the general manager for ArcelorMittal. He lives in McDonald, Pa. Phil Mosher, BA, is a trainer for Cash America. He lives in Fairfield Township, Ohio. Jeannine (Rowland) Perkins, BSBA, is a bookkeeper with Safe Passage Inc. She lives in Batesville, Ind. Kevin Warvell, BSBA, and his wife, Mariellen (McKinney), BSPh ’91, both acquired new positions. Kevin is the director of rate strategy for First Energy. Mariellen is the pharmacy manager for the Medical Arts Center Pharmacy. The Warvells reside in New Castle, Pa.


Michele (Manukin) Baran, BSPh, and Jeremy, PharmD ’02, were married in May 2008 in Bridgeport, Ohio. Michele is a pharmacist with Walgreens in Washington, D.C. They currently live in Rockville, Md. Fred Bencivengo, BSPh, is the pharmacy district manager for Giant Eagle Pharmacy. He and his wife, Sandy, live in Warren, Ohio. Jo Ann (Petroziello) Collins, JD, is the senior deputy attorney general for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. She lives in Harrisburg, Pa. Michael Foley, JD, is a partner with Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis LLP in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he also resides. Troy Gahm, BSPh, was appointed to the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Ted Strickland for the next four years. He can be reached at troygahm@ and resides in Lucasville, Ohio. Jeffrey Gillson, BSBA, is a partner at New York Life. He lives in Bellbrook, Ohio. Laura Glass, JD, is the manager of sales and training development for Obagi Medical Products in Long Beach, Calif. She resides in Costa Mesa, Calif., and can be reached at Mathew Hargett, BSEE, received the 2008 Young Leadership and Excellence Award by the Automotive Hall of Fame. His award will be displayed in the in the museum. He resides in Broadview Heights, Ohio. Ellen (Ralph) Perry, BA, is the senior associate director of university programming for the University of

Chicago. She lives in Oswego, Ill. Donald Ramm, BSCE, is the city engineer for Independence, Ohio, where he also resides. Aaron Rothhaar, BS, is the engineering and maintenance manager for Shelby Welded Tube. He lives in Shelby, Ohio. Todd Smith, BSPh, is a consultant pharmacist for Remedi Senior Care. He lives in Troy, Ohio. Steven Vale, BSBA, is a financial advisor for Key Investment Services. He and his wife, Joy, live in Clinton, Ohio. Maret Vessella, JD, will serve as the chief bar counsel of the State Bar of Arizona. As chief executive officer, she will oversee the State Bar’s Lawyer Regulation Department. Maret lives in Phoenix, Ariz.


Farooq Ansari, JD, lives in Mukilteo, Wash., with his wife, Muneera, and daughter, Sarina. He owns Olympic Collection Inc. in Seattle, Wash. He has been selected as a “40 Under 40” award recipient by Puget Sound Business Journal. Olympic Collection was included in the March 2009 Forbes magazine as one of the best 10 collection agencies in the U.S. Philip Bower, JD, is a claims representative for State Farm Insurance. He lives in Emmitsburg, Md. Sandra Brown, JD, joined the Washington office of the law firm Thompson Hine LLP. Sandra is a partner in the firm’s Transportation practice group, which focuses on representing bulk commodity shippers and other entities that use transportation services. She resides in Springfield, Va. Richard Dages, BS, is the senior reliability and project engineer for Flint Hills Resources. He lives in Harrison Township, Mich. Dale English, BSPh, was honored with the Fellow of the American Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists (FASHP) designation. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) bestowed him this award due to his excellence in practice and leadership. He lives in Stow, Ohio. Kerrie (Jarvis) Foxall, BSPh, is a pharmacist with the Licking Memorial Hospital. She lives in Hebron, Ohio. Julie (Boyd) Glavicic, BSBA, married her husband, Michael, on Dec. 16, 2008. The Glavicics live in Indianapolis, Ind. Sharon (Tolle) Kelly, BSPh, is a pharmacist for Clark’s Pharmacy in Centerville, Ohio. She lives in Dayton, Ohio. John Lux, JD, is the executive director of governmental affairs at Ivy Tech Community College. He also is an attorney at Lux & Lux in Shelbyville, Ind., where he resides. Gregory Marcussen, BSME, is a chief pilot for Jet Select LLC in Columbus, Ohio. His wife, Mausicha (Frazee), BS ’93, is the president of Marcussen Global Life Sciences Consulting. They reside in New Albany, Ohio. Kurtis Mascio, BSEE, is employed with Stoneridge Electronics. In May 2009, he was inducted into the North Olmstead High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The Mascios are relocating to Charlotte, N.C.

Alumni News

to the U.S. Thirty-three law alumni sworn in Supreme Court

Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law held its fifth United States Supreme Court admission ceremony on June 8, 2009. The event began the previous evening with a reception and dinner at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill with more than 110 alumni, family members and guests attending. The next morning, 33 ONU graduates were sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court in an impressive alumni group ceremony. ONU’s group was one of the largest the court had ever had.

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Chad Mason, BSBA, is the Troy Junior High principal. He and his wife, Carrie, live in Troy, Ohio. Jody May, BA, completed his first season as Albion College’s men’s head basketball coach in 2009. Jody served as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Albion College since 1997. He currently lives in Albion, Mich. Barrett Moser, BSEE, is a project engineer for Innovative Solutions Group Inc. He lives in Whitehouse, Ohio. Vernon Neeley, BM, and his wife, Tara (Findley), BM ’07, were married on Dec. 20, 2008. They reside in Defiance, Ohio. Marc Sweeney, BSPh, was appointed the founding dean of the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy. Before moving to the position at Cedarville, Marc had been a part of the leadership team that began the University of Findlay’s School of Pharmacy. He and his family reside in Xenia, Ohio. Lisa (DeMarinis) Tarr, BSPh, is a pharmacist for the Alliance, Ohio Wal-Mart. She lives in Malvern, Ohio. Brian Wagner, BSBA, is the branch manager for the Second National Bank in Versailles, Ohio, where he also resides. Jeffrey Yohe, BSCE, is the technical support manager for the Stark County Metropolitan Sewer District in Canton, Ohio, where he and his wife reside.


Judi Calhoun, JD, is a deputy prosecutor for the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office. She lives in Muncie, Ind. Thomas John, JD, is a partner at ICE Miller LLP. He resides in Indianapolis, Ind., and can be reached at Edward Kirn, JD, and his wife, Sarah (Powers), JD ’94, are employed with Powers Kirn LLC. They live in Moorestown, N.J. Anmarie (Gladieux) Kolinski, BSBA, BA, is the chief financial officer for Harbor Capital Advisors Inc. She lives in Chicago, Ill. Jill (Clark) Koskinen, BSPh, is a staff pharmacist for the Salem Community Hospital. She lives in Salem, Ohio. Lori (Crawford) Lowery, BFA, is a reading recovery and elementary art teacher for the Upper Scioto Valley School District. She lives in Belle Center, Ohio. David Woodward, BA, is the assistant operations manager for Clear Channel in Lima. He lives in Ada, Ohio.


Scott Forry, BS, is the plant engineering manager for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in Findlay, Ohio. He lives in Morral, Ohio. Brian Elmore, BA, and his wife, Megahn (Frey), BSPh ’95, live in Rio Rancho, N.M. with their family. Their e-mail address is Laura (Hendricks) Gill, BA, is a fraud control specialist for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. She lives in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Angie (Riedel) Haake, BA, is the branch office administrator with Edward Jones. She resides in Kenton, Ohio.


Thomas Koskinen, BSPh, works for Giant Eagle as a pharmacist. He lives in Salem, Ohio. Shelley (Deiss) Moser, BSPh, is a pharmacist for Whitehouse Apothecary. She lives in Whitehouse, Ohio.


Andrew Bosron, BS, is the production engineer for Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America. He lives in Kettering, Ohio. Britt Havenar, BSCE, is a civil engineer with the Miami County Engineers. He resides in Sidney, Ohio. Marvin Hudson, BA, is the president of Kilam Enterprises. He lives in Plantation, Fla. BethAnn (Wiley) Leaming, JD, is the director for the Zion Lutheren Church and Preschool. She lives in Fort Washington, Pa. Mark Light, BSCE, was appointed as 4-H educator for Allen and Hardin counties. Mark and his family live in Ada, Ohio. Shelly (Holloway) Neeley, BSBA, is in product support for CentraComm Communications. She lives in Ada, Ohio. Alexa Norris, BSBA, is a store manager for Caribou Coffee. She lives in Westerville, Ohio. Tina (Slone) O’Dell, BSBA, is the marketing manager for CentraComm Communications. She lives in Findlay, Ohio. William Preston, BSPh, works for Brown Mackie College as an instructor of allied health. He lives in Findlay, Ohio. Brenda (Hartz) Rood, BA, and her husband, Charles, were recently married. The Roods live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Carrie (Criswell) Sanshez, BM, is the middle school principal for the Port Clinton City School District. She lives in Port Clinton, Ohio. Susan (Jenkins) Suberbielle, JD, is the legal director for Net Versant Solutions LLC. She and her husband, Thomas, live in Houston, Texas. Phil Wiese, JD, was listed in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Phil is an associate at the law firm of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP. He resides in Hudson, Ohio.


Lynda (Ritter) Abney, BSBA, and her husband, Don, were recently married. She lives in Dublin, Ohio. Jennifer (Hines) Bryant, BSPh, is pharmacist with Target in Exton, Pa. She and her family live in Chester Springs, Pa. Lynda Dawson, BS, is a project coordinator for Right Management. She and her husband, Jamie, live in Raleigh, N.C. Karen Dempster, JD, is the assistant professor of law at the Wayland Baptist University in Fairbanks Alaska, where she resides. She teaches business, political science and education. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. Jason Dixon, BSCE, is a principal with Converse Consultants. He lives in Henderson, Nev. Christopher Ensley, BSPh, is a medication safety coordinator at Akron General Hospital. He lives in Canton, Ohio, with his wife, Melanie (Parker), PharmD ’00. Andrea (Kramer) Fetterman, BS, was an award recipient for the Northwest Ohio

and Southwestern Michigan region of the 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Program. The national 20 Under 40 program spotlights young, dynamic leaders under the age of 40 who excel in community involvement and professional experience. Andrea resides in Findlay, Ohio. David Gatchel, BS, and Amanda (Shobe), BA ’97, live in Ruskin, Fla. David is the regional manager for Kinder Morgan Terminals, and Amanda is a business unit manager working for IMG Academics. Tracy (Smith) Grebe, BSPh, is the lead clinical pharmacist for WellPoint NextRX. She lives in Mason, Ohio. Courtney Jenkins, BSME, is a chief engineer for Grubb & Ellis. He and his wife, Stephanie (Hurless), BSBA ’97, live in Washington Court House, Ohio. Jayme (Considine) Kmetko, BS, is employed with CVS Pharmacy as the manager of professional and college relations for Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Minnesota. She lives in Poland, Ohio. Justine (Petracci) Lawson, BSPh, is a pharmacist on Coronado Island for the Sharp Coronado Community Pharmacy. She resides in San Diego, Calif. Ryan Margot, BSPh, is the manager and director of operations for South Pacific Trading Company. He lives in Tampa, Fla. Megan (Giesige) McClymonds, BA, is the assistant general manager for Bob Evans. She lives in Cridersville, Ohio. Leslie (Ison) Myles, BA, is employed with Motorist Mutual Insurance. She resides in Commercial Point, Ohio. Amie (Benning) Petty, BA, is married to Randy. She also is a service and support administrator for Montgomery County Board of MRDD. The Pettys live in Piqua, Ohio. Jason Rawlins, BS, is a grounds foreman for the Van Wert Agricultural Society. He lives in Van Wert, Ohio. Jennifer (Markl) Ruediger, BSPh, is a pharmacist with Giant Eagle. She lives in Butler, Pa. Elizabeth (Frank) Williams, BSBA, is an account representative for Honda Trading America in Lincoln, Ala. She and her husband, Thomas, live in Pell City, Ala.


Sean Burroughs, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacy coordinator in oncology and outpatient services for the Watauga Medical Center. He lives in Boone, N.C. Jennifer (Funderburg) Cabrera, BA, is a Spanish lecturer for Wright State University. She lives in Beavercreek, Ohio. Michelle (Baker) Cudnik, PharmD, was awarded the Ohio Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award from the Ohio Health-System Pharmacist Association (OSHP). Michelle is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the Northeastern Ohio Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy. She resides in Canal Fulton, Ohio. Michelle (Woerther) Griffith, BSPh, is an assistant pharmacy manager for Walmart. She lives in Salem, Ohio. James Hartness, BSPh, is a senior regional medical scientist with GlaxoSmithKline.

He and his wife, Cary (Gunning), BSPh ’98, live in Batavia, Ohio with their family. Sara (Beanblossom) Huntington, BA, is the director of central Indiana programs for VSA Arts of Indiana. She lives in Indianapolis, Ind. Dawn (Stiverson) Jackson, BSPh, is a pharmacy manager with Giant Eagle. She lives in Powell, Ohio. Addie King, BA, is the assistant prosecutor for the Champaign County Prosecutor’s Office. She lives in West Liberty, Ohio. Marsita (Weber) MacDonald, BA, is a senior accountant with the NRP Group. She resides in Wadsworth, Ohio. Samantha Massie, BSBA, is an accountant with Information Control Corporation. She lives in Columbus, Ohio. Douglas Parker, JD, is a deputy district attorney for Willits and Fort Bragg. He resides in Windsor, Calif. Scott Peterson, JD, is the assistant prosecutor for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. He lives in Garwood, N.J. Troy Shirley, PharmD, is the director of pharmacy for the Dublin Methodist & Grady Memorial Hospital. He lives in Powell, Ohio.


Jill (Hudson) Corwin, BSBA, is the senior of government assurance at Holbrook & Manter CPA. She lives in Marion, Ohio. Gregory Hach, JD, is working on a software program called Lohrsoft. His invention’s purpose is to help in the identification of potentially reimbursable health care claims. He lives in Staten Island, N.Y., and can be reached at www. Ann (Donnelly) Hamilton, BA, and her husband, Loren, were married on Aug. 8, 2009 in Troy, Ohio. The couple resides in Ada, Ohio. Sarah (Tallitsch) Jankovic, BSBA, is an accounting supervisor for Cardinal Community Credit Union. She lives in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Melissa Jeffries-Cuadrado, BA, is a lecturer for Texas State University. She lives in Austin, Texas. Stacey (Hope) Maignan, BS, and recently married her husband, Frantz. The couple lives in Raleigh, N.C. Laura (Fichtelman) McGlothlin, BS, is a zookeeper in the “Mainland Asia” exhibit for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. She resides in Worthington, Ohio. Katherine (Klotzbach) Miller, BFA, and her husband, Jason, were married on Aug. 22, 2009. Katherine works for American Greetings in the editorial department. The couple resides in Richmond Heights, Ohio. Leslie (Crawford) Sakson, JD, and her husband, Hugo, were recently married. The couple resides in Florence, Ky. Alfonso Santana, JD, is a senior attorney in Florida. He resides in Orlando, Fla. Jillian (Rapp) Subramaniam, BA, is the early childhood psychologist for Bowling Green City Schools. She lives in Findlay, Ohio, with her husband, Ranjiv, BA ’00.


Eric Allen, JD, is the sole practitioner for the Law Office of Eric J. Allen Ltd. He lives in New Albany, Ohio. Lauren Augusta, BS, is the lead kindergarten teacher at Bixby Schools. She is a yoga instructor at Solar Yoga. Lauren resides in Boulder, Colo. Shannon Bettenbrock, BS, is the performance improvement specialist for OhioHealth. She resides in Delaware, Ohio. Tina (Parsons) Boutwell, BA, is a sales representative for Western & Southern Financial Group. She and her husband, Derek, reside in Nevada, Ohio. Stephanie (Jackson) Drew, BA, is the owner of Drew Event Design. Her husband, Darren, PharmD ’00, is a clinical pharmacy specialist at CMC-Northeast. The Drew family resides in Concord, N.C. Melanie (Parker) Ensley, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist at Akron City Hospital. She lives in Canton, Ohio, with her husband, Christopher, BSPh ’97. Steven Gormley, BS, and Allison Ayotte were married on Oct. 4, 2008, in Maple City, Mich. The couple resides in Toledo, Ohio. Lee Ann (Gilhousen) Kitko, BSPh, is a staff pharmacist at Wal-Mart. Lee Ann and her family reside in Clermont, Fla. Christina (Leithauser) Griffin, BSPh, is pharmacist at Rite Aid. She and her husband, Beau, reside in Ada, Ohio. Craig Kubicz, BA, is employed as a civil associate II at Michael Baker Jr. Inc. He resides in Alexandria, Va. James Matthias, BSEE, is the administrative liaison for computing at Augsburg College. He resides in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Ranjiv Subramaniam, BA, is a pharmaceutical sales representative II for UCB Inc. He lives in Findlay, Ohio, with his wife, Jillian (Rapp), BA ’99. Melanie Watrol, BA, is a pathology assistant at Caris DX. She resides in Chandler, Ariz.


Jamie (Crisp) Allen, JD, is an associate with Friedman & Mirman Co. She lives in New Albany, Ohio. Daryn Brown, BA, is conference service supervisor for ARAMARK. Daryn and her husband, Ben Kato, reside in New York, N.Y. Jennifer (Thieme) Brown, BA, was selected to serve on the Fort Wayne Center for Learning board of directors. Jennifer resides in Fort Wayne, Ind. Aaron Carns, BSEE, is an electrical engineer at DLZ Corporation. He lives in Hilliard, Ohio, with his wife, Jamie (Walaszczyk), PharmD ’02. Erin Wallace-Cleverly, BS, and Jeremy Cleverly were married on May 24, 2008, in Canton, Ohio. Erin completed her pediatric residency training through Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in June 2008 and is practicing pediatrics with Medical Clinic of North Texas Private in Mansfield, Texas. Stephen Harvey, BS, is a state wildlife officer for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He, his wife, Katie, and their daughter, Ella, live in Delaware, Ohio.

Steve Kurtz, BSBA, is a business teacher, assistant varsity football coach and freshman baseball coach at Miamisburg City Schools in Miamisburg, Ohio, where he also resides. Amy (Brodbeck) Jaskowiak, BA, recently married her husband, Nathan. They reside in Clarksville, Ohio. Craig Mehl, BA, works for NASA as an assistant program security officer. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Christopher Plummer, BS, is an environmental planner II for Williamsburg Environmental Group. He and his wife, Laura, reside in Ashburn, Va. Allison (Yungbluth) Ortega, BA, is a teacher and department head for the Donna Independent School District. The Ortega family lives in Weslaco, Texas. Brian Roman, PharmD, is the director of health plan analytics for CVS Caremark. His wife, Rebecca (Naegele), PharmD ’01, is a clinical pharmacy specialist in Pharmacoeconomics at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Systems. The Romans reside in Moon Township, Pa. Hanna (Wagner) Santee, BS, and her husband, James, were married on June 13, 2009. The couple lives in Las Vegas, Nev. Heather (Moore) Slagle, BA, is a missionary with Campus Crusade. The Slagles reside in Marysville, Ohio, and Heather can be reached at heather. Evelina Solias, BA, is an academic/life coach for Sol2Soul, an inspirational speaking resource in Austin, Texas, where she also resides. Tracy (Burton) Vilvens, BS, is a pharmacist at Walgreen’s Pharmacy. She and her husband, Justin, reside Granville, Ohio. Melissa (Kuhn) Wheeler, BA, is the assistant director of government affairs for the Ohio Department of Insurance in Columbus, Ohio, where she also resides. Marguerite Winslow, BA, graduated from a sports medicine fellowship in June 2009. She works at the University of Toledo Medical Center in family medicine and will be a team physician for the university.


Jamie (Walaszczyk) Carns, PharmD, is a pharmacist for Medco. She lives in Hilliard, Ohio, with her husband, Aaron, BSEE ’01. John Cerveny, JD, opened his own personal practice, the Law Office of John A. Cerveny P.C. He lives in Lisle, Ill. Jill Doerner, BSBA, received her Ph.D. in sociology from Bowling Green State University on May 8, 2009. She is employed as an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Rhode Island. Jill can be reached at jillkdoerner@ Sara (Wallace) Gudorf, BSME, is a program manager for the United States Air Force. She and her husband, David, reside in Dayton, Ohio. Jeffrey Keister, JD, was named one of North Carolina’s top up-and-coming attorneys by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine. Only 2.5 percent of lawyers are chosen for the Rising Stars list. Jeffrey resides in Charlotte, N.C. Todd Kohlrieser, JD, is now the magistrate for the Allen County Juvenile Court. The Kohlrieser family lives in Lima, Ohio. Adam Love, BS, is a development manager of applications for Exceptional Innovation in Westerville, Ohio. The Love family resides in Delaware, Ohio. Jonathan Mattmuller, BS, and his wife, Kristina (Moon), BS ’02, live in Streetsboro, Ohio. Jonathan is a technical services representative for Veolia Environmental Services, and Kristina is a registered nurse for Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Ryan Moran, BA, is director of operations and programming at Salem Communications. Ryan, his wife, Sarah, and son, Ryan, reside in Westerville, Ohio. Jessica (Finkbone) O’Flanagan, BS, and recently married her husband, Michael. Jessica is a registered nurse at the Cleveland Clinic. The O’Flanagans reside in Stow, Ohio. William Ruhlen, BFA, is a vocal director with Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools. He and his family live in Marysville, Ohio. Heather (Phipps) Sunday, JD, and Eugene Sunday were married on Aug. 2, 2008 in Lima, Ohio. The couple resides in Centerville, Ohio. Nicolette (Ryan) Winner, BA, was named to the “40 Under 40” list

Brad Bandy, BA, works for McLane Advanced Technologies as a government contractor. He lives in Temple, Texas. Jeremy Baran, PharmD, and Michele (Manukin), BSPh ’92, were married in May 2008 in Bridgeport, Ohio. Jeremy is still on active duty with the U.S. Navy and is a fourth-year medical student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. The Barans reside in Rockville, Md. Shanna (Stombaugh) Barhorst, BSPh, is a regional consultant pharmacist for Medco. The Barhorst family resides in Anna, Ohio. Deborah (Orr) Burns, BA, and ley. his wife, Ash her husband, Jeffrey, were Eric Lechuk, BS ’03, and married on June 7, 2008, at the Heath Church of Christ. The Burns reside in Alexandria, Ohio.

Hanna (W agner) Sa ntee, BS ’01,a nd her husband , James.

in the Dayton Business Journal. Nicolette and her family reside in Troy, Ohio.


Jason Bandy, BSEE, BSCPE, and Catherine (Lee), BSCE ’04, were recently married. Jason is the plant engineer at the Marathon, Canton Oil Refinery. The Bandy family resides in Bolivar, Ohio. Emily (LeVan) Cornett, BS, is a nurse practitioner at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She and her husband, James, BS, reside in Westerville, Ohio. Christopher Degenkolb, PharmD, and Kerri (DeNucci), PharmD ’03, were recently married. Christopher is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Butler University, and Kerri is a pharmacy manager of clinical services for Wishard Health Services. The Degenkolbs reside in Westfield, Ind. Amber Ferrell, BS, is an OB/GYN resident for the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she also resides. Joseph Finfera, BSME, is a refining engineer with Marathon Oil Company. He lives in Findlay, Ohio. David Gebbie, BSME, is scheduled to graduate from the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. Graduates from this program earn their silver wings with an aeronautical rating of pilot in the Air Force. He lives in Columbus, Miss. Eric Lechuk, BS, and Ashley Monda were married on Aug. 23, 2008. The couple resides in Brunswick, Ohio. Michael Slagle, BS, is a missionary for Campus Crusade for Christ. The Slagles reside in Marysville, Ohio, and Michael can be reached at

Mic Roman hael, BSCE ’04, and Natalie (Taliafe ello, BA rro) ’06, celeb rate their weddin g with alumni.


“Faye is a very special person,” says Hollinger, reflecting on their lifelong friendship. “She is compassionate and giving. It has been wonderful to have her influence in my life.”

Old friends are dear friends Four of Ohio Northern University’s oldest alumni share a bond that stretches back more than 60 years to the World War II era on campus. Marjorie (Stedcke) Hollinger, BSEd ’48, Faye (Moore) Leuthold, BA ’48, Mertie (Parker) Schlaudroff, BSEd ’47, and Thomas “Tom” Evans, BSCE ’45, have enjoyed reconnecting over the years at Northern events and reunions. Hollinger and Leuthold have been dear friends since college. “Faye’s sister was my English teacher in high school at Celina, Ohio. When she heard I was attending Ohio Northern, she told me to introduce myself to Faye,” recalls Hollinger. The two first met at a meeting for freshman girls, during which the dean of women sternly cautioned the new students to “never sit on a boy’s lap.”


“After the meeting, we made a beeline to meet; it was instant friendship. We were bridesmaids in our weddings, and both of us met our husbands at ONU,” says Leuthold. Hollinger’s husband is the late Henry Hollinger, BSCE ’49, Hon. D. ’82, an Ohio Northern University Board of Trustees member from 1981-98. Leuthold’s husband is the late Russell Leuthold, BA ’46, honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1978.

Schlaudroff, who was in the same sorority as Hollinger and Leuthold, has also stayed in touch. She and Hollinger have traveled to Italy together, and she often stays at Hollinger’s house when visiting campus. In 2009, Schlaudroff was awarded the Willis Pitcher award. Schlaudroff and Evans were co-workers at The Coffee Cup restaurant in Ada during their college years. According to Evans, it was the perfect job for hungry college students. He remembers once being asked to work the morning shift at the restaurant. Figuring he would only have to make coffee, he agreed. “But then Dean Raabe of the College of Pharmacy came in and wanted eggs. I had never cooked eggs before in my life. I must have gone through a dozen eggs before I finally cooked two that looked halfway decent,” he says with a laugh. Leuthold’s husband was a regular at The Coffee Cup, where he got to know Evans. “Years later, Tom and I met at Homecoming and spring alumni meetings and became fast friends,” says Leuthold. All four friends recall the many wonderful professors they encountered while attending Northern. Because the University was struggling with low enrollment and scarce funds during World War II, many professors taught without pay – a sacrifice that made a big impression on all of them. Though it has been six decades since they attended ONU, the ties that bind Hollinger, Leuthold, Schlaudroff and Evans to the University are as strong as ever. At Northern, they not only received a quality education, but also discovered fun, laughter, love and lasting friendship.

Reunited In June 1967, Carol (Vas) Murray, BA ’65, and Melinda (Overmyer) Sharrit, BSEd ’65, left from Cleveland, Ohio, for a seven-month tour through 22 countries in Europe. In 1969, Murray moved to Seattle, Wash., and Sharrit to Houston, Texas. Over the years, the two friends kept in contact through Christmas cards, letters and telephone calls but never managed to reunite in person. Finally, in May 2009, the two were able to reconnect. Sharrit and her husband, Norm, drove from their summer home in North Carolina to Seattle as part of a two-month vacation. During this trip, Sharrit and Murray were able to spend three days together sharing memories of their trip overseas and their time at ONU. For Sharrit, the highlight of the two-month trip was reconnecting with a dear friend.

The ‘time of our lives’ In July 2009, a group of graduates from the 1960s gathered for a long weekend reunion described as “an absolutely magical time.” The reunion was arranged by Thomas J. Hagan, BSPh ’65, who felt that it was past time for the members of the 1960 pledge class of Delta Sigma Phi and other close friends to catch up and rehash old times. “I have touched ONU lightly during the 44 years since graduation,” he reflects. “But what I experienced and learned at ONU has touched me daily.” The guest of honor at the gathering was William Robinson, BSEd ’61, Hon. D. ’05, H of F ’05, the dean of men when Hagan attended ONU. The 27 individuals who gathered for the reunion came from all across the United States and stayed at Hagan’s house. “We spent three days being in our 20s again,” says Hagan. “We ate, and we drank, and we laughed and we laughed and we laughed. Our common thread is ONU. We were all grateful for the times we had, the education, the culture and the fact that we all came together during that time in the 60s and again in 2009. It was as if we had never said goodbye.”

‘The Weekend of Fools’ In 1978, a group of residence hall counselors made a pact to get together once a year – no matter where they were living or what was happening in their lives. They named their annual reunion “The Weekend of Fools.” For the first several years of the reunion, the group gathered at a cottage at Lake Diana in Michigan. Describing the reunions, Thomas Worner, BA ’78, says, “The conditions were terrible, but we always had fun.” As the group matured, the members decided to take turns planning the weekend each year. Over the years, the group has traveled all over the state and even out of state. This past summer, during the third weekend in July, Douglas Burton, BA ’78, Mark Palmer, BSBA ’79, Douglas Mock, BSBA ’78, Lawrence Winkleman, BSCE ’78, Jack Wolfe, JD ’77, and Worner brought “The Weekend of Fools” back to the campus for the first time. During the weekend, the men stayed at The Inn at Ohio Northern University, golfed at Colonial Golf Course and reminisced as they toured campus. The activities and events of the weekend have become more refined over the years; however, the purpose of the weekend is still the same. Burton says, “The jokes are always bad, the photos are worse, but the stories get better every year.” “The group laughs so hard at ourselves that our sides ache,” says Worner. “We are crying and gasping for air. It’s the best medicine for one’s soul.” These men have shared marriages, funerals, births and life together, and the ties made during their time at ONU will forever bind these individuals together. Over the years, other members of the group have included Craig Niedenthal, BA ’78, Michael Garwood, BSPh ’78, Timothy Clemens, BA ’76, JD ’79, Thomas Bramlage, BA ’77, Kipp Kubbs, BA ’76, Patrick Hampson, BA ’77, G. Fred Wilkinson, BSPH ’79, Garry Shirk, BA ’78.


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Celebrating the Big Five-O In 1959, three ONU social clubs decided to formalize their organizations by joining national sororities. Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta and Zeta Tau Alpha all marked their 50th anniversaries of “going national” with special gatherings this year.

Alpha Xi Delta


In early May, Alpha Xi Delta hosted a special reunion for sorority alumnae and current members. The reunion t a red i gathe 50th. n provided an opportunity for alumnae to m u l a ir ha Zeta Tau Alp celebrate the tour Alpha Xi’s new sorority house on o t g Homecomin campus. The sorority moved into their new house, part of Northern’s Affinity Housing, in September 2008. During the day, alumnae and students engaged in a philanthropy project for “Autism Speaks,” a program that Alpha Xi supports nationally. The group made modeling clay from scratch that was then delivered to local schools for use with autistic children. In the evening, the group enjoyed a delicious meal at McIntosh Center and watched a slideshow of images of friendships and Zeta T sorority events from the last 50 years. au Alph a Phyllis (Black) Gossel, BSEd ’63, was part of the first pledge class for Alpha Xi Delta as a national sorority in January 1960. “At the time, I didn’t realize the significance of that,” says Gossel. “But looking back 50 years later, I realize it was a special moment in the history of Alpha Xi Delta on ONU’s campus.” “When I was in college, there weren’t a lot of social opportunities available on campus,” she continues. “Joining Alpha Xi Delta provided me with the chance to mily form lasting friendships. Through the e DZ Fa h t d n a aker years, I have kept in regular contact with Dr. Kendall B several sorority sisters. And anytime I go somewhere and meet a fellow Alpha Xi Delta, there is just an instant bond!”

Delta Zeta An open house and formal dinner on campus marked the 50-year milestone for Delta Zeta in May. “The reunion was wonderfully organized, and it was great to see so many sisters that I knew and others I did not. There was a letter from our first president that made history really come alive,” said Jami (Cavinee) Dellifield, BA ’94. For Dellifield, another highlight of the evening was reconnecting with her “big sister” and “grand little,” both whom she hadn’t seen for many years. Throughout its 50 years on campus, Delta Zeta has been a source of lasting friendships. “We share a bond that cannot be described,” says Dellifield. “Delta Zeta helps women become the best they can be by providing leadership and networking opportunities. As members of Delta Zeta, we are a part of something bigger and more meaningful than we can imagine.”

Zeta Tau Alpha The Zeta Tau Alpha Chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary on ONU’s campus on Oct. 10, 2009. Approximately 250 collegiate members, alumnae and guests, including a few members from the installation in 1959, gathered at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Lima, Ohio, for the gala event. Scrapbooks and memorabilia from Zeta’s history lined the back table, and alumnae happily revisited the Zeta memories that made their college days at Ohio Northern complete. “It was both inspiring and heartwarming to see generations of Zetas coming together, bonding over memories of their college years and revisiting the reasons why they chose to become a part of Zeta Tau Alpha,” says Alex Zoloty, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Parma, Ohio, and current president of Zeta Tau Alpha. “Many years have passed since Zeta Tau Alpha was installed on this campus, but the love and friendship that Zeta sisters have for one another has never changed. This sense of sisterhood and family brings something to its members that no textbook or class lecture could offer. It provides lifelong friendships and the experience of a lifetime.”

Jessica (Budkowski) Tansmore, PharmD, married her husband, Charles, on June 27, 2009. The couple resides in Hilliard, Ohio. Jessica (Sladek) Troike, BA, and Joshua, PharmD ’06, were married on Oct. 18, 2008, at the Hiram House Camp in Moreland Hills, Ohio. The Trokes reside in Philadelphia, Pa. Meagan (Wimmers) Tuminello, BS, and her husband, Richard, were married on Oct. 13, 2007. The Tuminellos reside Marina Del Ray, Calif. Nathan Webb, BS, is a test engineer for Keihin Carolina System Technology Inc. in Tarboro, N.C. He lives in Nashville, N.C. Crystal (Jones) Weitz, BA, BSBA, and her husband, Craig, were married in May 2008. The new couple lives in Findlay, Ohio, and Crystal can be reached at Allison (Snyder) Widdowson, BS, and her husband, Matthew, were married on April 19, 2008. The couple lives in Richmond Heights, Ohio.


Heather (Bennett) Archer, PharmD, and her husband, Allen, were married on March 7, 2009. Heather is a pharmacist with Curley’s Pharmacy in Greenville, Tenn. The couple resides in Jonesborough, Tenn. Catherine (Lee) Bandy, BSCE, and Jason, BSEE ’03, BSCPE ’03, were married. The Bandy family resides in Bolivar, Ohio. David Brown, BA, lives in Parma, Ohio, with his wife, Ashley (Middleberg), BS ’05. Kavish Choudhary, PharmD, is the manager of pharmacy support services at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. He resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stephanie Creekpaum, BA, graduated with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis. She is completing a yearlong postdoctoral fellowship in child clinical psychology through the Indiana School of Medicine at Riley Children’s Hospital at the Riley Child Development Center. Bryan Gortner, BSPh, and Patricia (Fishleigh), BA ’06, were married on April 5, 2008. The couple resides in Wooster, Ohio. Jennifer Harris, BS, resides in Bluffton, Ohio. Leonard Hazlett, BSME, and Aubri Carmichael were married. The couple resides in Hartville, Ohio. Jeanine (Arnold) Lewis, BA, and her husband, Mark, were married on May 26, 2007. Jeanine is a fifth-grade language-arts

and reading teacher for Bellefontaine City Schools. She and her family live in Lima, Ohio. Adam Pugacz, PharmD, and his wife, Angela (Swiergosz), BSBA ’04, reside in Fairview Park, Ohio. Adam is a clinical pharmacist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Cleveland, Ohio, and Angela is an accountant for Defense Finance and Accounting Service. Michael Romanello, BSCE, and Natalie (Taliaferro), BA ’06, were married on June 7, 2008. The couple resides in Dublin, Ohio. Sara (Gulbis) Rush, BA, completed her master’s degree from the University of Findlay. The Rush family resides in Ada, Ohio. Laina Schemmel, BS, BSCLS, is a medical technologist for Mercer Health in Coldwater, Ohio. She resides in New Bremen, Ohio. Amy Schuster, BSBA, has been promoted to human resources generalist at Edward Howard. She resides in Rocky River, Ohio. Elizabeth (Stierwalt) Seibert, PharmD, is a pharmacist for Community Hospital and Wellness Center in Bryan, Ohio. She and her family live in Archbold, Ohio. Angela (McClellan) Trent, PharmD, is a pharmacist with the Allen County Health Partners in Lima, Ohio, where she also resides. Thomas Turney, BSME, is a project manager for Extrusion Services Inc. in Akron, Ohio, where he and his family also reside. Brian Wakefield, JD, was awarded the Lloyd O’Hara Public Interest Law Award by the Access to Justice Awards. Brian resides in Dayton, Ohio.


Sean Allen, JD, is the assistant state attorney at the office of the state attorney, 17th judicial circuit in Broward County, Fla. He resides in Miami, Fla. Randy Becker, BSME, and Danya (Shepherd), PharmD ’07, were married Oct. 18, 2008. The couple resides in Lexington, Ky. Ashley (Middleberg) Brown, BS, is an intern architect with Herschman Architects. She and her husband, David, BA ’04, live in Parma, Ohio. Elizabeth Grimm, BA, is a kindergarten teacher for Bloom Carroll Primary. She lives in Lancaster, Ohio. Casey Jones, BSCE, works for Blythe Construction Inc. of Charlotte, N.C. as a project engineer. She resides in High Point, N.C. Brandon Kyle, BA, is a psychology intern at Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital. He and his wife, Melanie,

reside in San Antonio, Texas. Ellen Landers, BM, is a finished product inventory leader at Procter & Gamble. She resides in Bluffton, Ohio. Kristin (Stoner) Marchman, BA, and her husband, Tyler, were married on Oct. 4, 2008. Kristin graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in Dec. 2008 and practices at Synergy Release Sports in Alpharetta, Ga., where she and her husband also reside. Debra Goodenow-Messman, BSEE, is an electrical engineer at NASA Glen Research Center. Rachael (Mathes) McKee, BA, and her husband, Paul, were married. Rachael works for NetJets Inc. in Woodbridge, N.J., as the manager of crew communications. The McKees live in Raritan, N.J. Joseph Meyer, BSEE, and Rachel (Simon), BA ’05, were married on April 7, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nev. The couple lives in Plainfield, Ind. Heather (Byers) Miller, PharmD, and her husband, Michael, were married on July 1, 2008. The couple resides in Lutherville Timonium, Md. Nathan Motter, BA, is a case manager at Auglaize County Department of Job and Family Services and a lieutenant of the Waynesfield Police Department. Nathan resides with his wife, Michelle, and son, Kaleb, in Waynesfield, Ohio. Greg Prymicz, BSBA, and Kelly (Bregar), PharmD ’08, were married. Greg is the corporate partnership executive for Cavalier Hockey Holdings. The couple resides in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. Jessica (Anderson) Ulbrich, BA, lives in Munroe Falls, Ohio, with her husband, Timothy, PharmD ’08. Joshua Wolf, PharmD, is a pharmacist for St. John’s Health System. He and his family live in Ozark, Mo. Cindy (Pinkley) Wolph, JD, was admitted into the practice of law in Ohio on Nov. 17, 2008. She is working on her post doctorate LLM in taxation law at Capital University Law School. She resides in Fostoria, Ohio. Allison (Barbiaux) Yodice, PharmD, and Nicholas Yodice, BS ’07, were married. Allison is the pharmacy manager at Target Pharmacy. The couple resides in Avon Lake, Ohio. Katie (Zwingler), BSME, married Brian Lee, BSBA ’06, on July 19, 2008. The Lees live in Bay Village, OH.


Willia m, BS ’ 06, BM ’0 6, and Jessica (Everhart) Humphries, PharmD ’07, celebrate their wedding with alumni and friends.

Sarah (Burley) Boone, PharmD, is a night pharmacist for Medina General Hospital. She resides in Oberlin, Ohio. Frank Cea, BA, and Jessica (Leher), BA ’06, were married on Aug. 15, 2009. Frank is an advertising consultant for Commercial Appeal, and Jessica is the art director for the Desoto Times Tribune. The couple resides in Memphis, Tenn. Amanda Dittmar, BSME, is an attorney for Finnegan LLP. She resides in Washington, D.C. Laura (Sudhoff) Geier, BSBA, is administrative manager for Graham

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Packaging Company. She and her husband, Mike, reside in Celina, Ohio. Jaime Golupski, BSBA, is the treasurer for Fostoria Schools in Fostoria, Ohio. She resides in Walbridge, Ohio. Patricia (Fishleigh) Gortner, BA, and Bryan, BSPh ’04, were married on April 5, 2008. The new couple resides in Wooster, Ohio. Johanna (Clark) Hoch, BS, married Matthew Hoch. She is a research assistant at the University of Kentucky. The Hochs reside in Lexington, Ky. William “Chip” Humphries, BS, BM, and Jessica (Everhart), PharmD ’07, were married on June 20, 2009 in Atlanta, Ga. Chip is working towards his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology. The couple lives in Atlanta, Ga. Tiffany Johnson, PharmD, is a pharmacist at Continuum Care Pharmacy. She resides in Proctorville, Ohio. Nathan Lieb, BSBA, and Megan (Helser), BSN ’09, were married on July 11, 2009, in Lima, Ohio. Nathan is an associate at Charles Schwab. The couple resides in North Royalton, Ohio. Robert Luther III, JD, has accepted an invitation to publish his article “Unity Through Division: Religious Liberty, Public Virtue, and Pluralism in the Context of Legislative Prayer Controversies” in the winter 2009 edition of the Creighton Law Review. This is Robert’s fifth law review publication and fourth on First Amendment issues. He resides in Pittsburgh, Pa., and his articles may be found at Abby (Myers) Madaychik, BA, and her husband, Chad, were married on Aug. 8, 2009. The couple lives in Latham, N.Y. Meghan (McGrath) Campbell, BFA, is a high school vocal music teacher with Independence Local Schools. She and her husband, Matthew, PharmD ’07, live in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Allison (Bisig) Oswall, JD, an attorney in the Real Estate Group at Keating, Muething & Klekamp, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Bar Association (CBA). Allison resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. Melissa Rengers, BS, works for Geotechnical Consultants Inc. as a geotechnical engineer. She resides in Somerset, Ohio.


Natalie (Taliaferro) Romanello, BA, and Michael, BSCE ’04, were married on June 7, 2008. The couple resides in Dublin, Ohio. Joshua Troike, PharmD, and Jessica (Sladek), BA ’03, were married on Oct. 18, 2008, at the Hiram House Camp in Moreland Hills, Ohio. The Trokes live in Philadelphia, Pa. (Check for picture!) Grant Saum, BSCPE, married Jennifer Mattox on Sept. 6, 2008, in Arcadia, Ohio. Grant graduated from undergraduate pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base. He has been awarded his wings and is assigned to fly the F-15E. The couple resides in Columbus, Mich. Michael Tehan, BSBA, and Erin (Smith), BSBA ’06, BA ’06, were married on Dec. 27, 2008. The couple resides in Columbus, Ohio. Margaret (Schodowski) Wolf, PharmD, is a pharmacy clinical specialist for St. John’s Health System. She and her family live in Ozark, Mo.


Greg Badenhop, BSBA, is in his second season as a member of the basketball staff at the University of Wyoming, and he will serve as the director of player development in 2009-10. He is pursuing his master’s of business administration from the University of Wyoming. Greg and his wife, Karlee (Kanuckel), BSBA ’07, reside in Laramie, Wyo. Danya (Shepherd) Becker, PharmD, and Randy, BSME ’05, were married on Oct. 18, 2008. The couple resides in Lexington, Ky. Matthew Campbell, PharmD, lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio, with his wife, Meghan (McGrath), BFA ’06. George Davis IV, JD, is an attorney for George L. Davis III Co. LLC. Kira (Rankin) Davis, BA, married her husband, Stephen, on June 7, 2008 in Vaughnsville, Ohio. The couple resides in Elida, Ohio. Justin Gresko, PharmD, is a pharmacist for Giant Eagle. He resides in Sheffield Village, Ohio. Jessica (Everhart) Humphries, PharmD, and William “Chip,” BS ’06, BM ’06, were married on June 20, 2009 in Atlanta, Ga. Jessica is a pharmacist for CVS in Midtown, Ga. The couple lives in Atlanta, Ga. Alexander Jarvis, BA, is a team sales representative for Ernst Sporting Goods. He resides in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Dustin Lewis, PharmD, and Erin (Holsinger), PharmD ’09, 42 were married on Dec. 4, 2008. The couple resides in Greenfield, Ohio. Fern McLelland, BA, is a graduate evaluator at the University of Utah. She and her husband, Ryan, JD ’08, reside with their family in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Katherine Mominee, BA, is an adult literacy instructor and for Immokalee NonProfit Housing. She ended two terms of volunteer service with AmeriCorp, where she taught English as a second language and tutored. She resides in Curtice, Ohio. Tara (Findley) Neeley, BM, and Vernon, BM ’93, were married on Dec. 20, 2008. They reside in Defiance, Ohio.

Jennifer (Samide) Roffey, BA, and Nicholas, PharmD ’09, were married. The couple resides in Waldorf, Md. Kristen (Vogtsberger) Rutter, JD, married her husband, Bobby, on Nov. 28, 2009, in Cleveland, Ohio. Kristen is assistant director of career services for the John Marshall Law School. The Rutters reside in Chicago, Ill. Rachel (Lunz) Schaaf, BA, and her husband, Eric, were married. Jeremy Smith, BSCPE, married Ashley Hower on Dec. 20, 2008, in Ashland, Ohio. The couple resides in Findlay, Ohio. Emily Stanavich, BS, is a registered nurse at the Ross Heart Hospital at Ohio State University Medical Center. Christina Walters, BA, graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Master of Science in social administration. She is a home-based intervention therapist for the Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties. Christina resides in Jeromesville, Ohio. Corey Wingen, BS, is an assistant athletic trainer at Bethany College. He lives in Bethany, W.Va. Nicholas Yodice, BS, and Allison (Barbiaux), PharmD ’05, were married. Nicholas is a police officer at Case Western Reserve University. The couple resides in Avon Lake, Ohio. Jacob Zimmerman, PharmD, married Ashley Moore on Nov. 1, 2008 in Poland, Ohio, where the couple also resides.


Ashley Baader, BSBA, is an associate accountant with JP Morgan Chase in Columbus, Ohio, where she also resides. Kimberly (Kohler) Divito, PharmD, and her husband, Timothy, were married on Sept. 12, 2009. Kimberly is a pharmacist at Rite Aid in Maysfield, Ohio. The Divitos reside in Streetsboro, Ohio. Ryan Hensley, BS, and Liza (Katterhenry), PharmD ’09, were married on June 13, 2009, in Put-In-Bay, Ohio. Ryan is a QA at American Health Packaging. The couple resides in Chillicothe, Ohio. John Heydinger, PharmD, is the pharmacy manager for Rite Aid Pharmacy in Shelby, Ohio. He lives in Mansfield, Ohio. Christopher Keller, JD, and Amanda (Stewart), JD ’08, were

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Katie (Z wingler) Lee, BSM E ’05, and B rian Lee, BSBA ’06, celebrate their wedding. married on Aug. 9, 2008, in Lexington, Ky. The couple resides in Coconut Grove, Fla. Ryan McLelland, JD, is an associate attorney at Tejada Law Firm in Sandy, Utah. He and his wife, Fern, BA ’07, reside with their family in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Sara Mraz, BS, is a quality management representative for BioLife Plasma Services in Findlay, Ohio. She lives in Ada, Ohio. Kelly (Bergar) Prymicz, PharmD, and Greg, BSBA ’05, were married. Kelly is a pharmacist at Health One Pharmacy. The couple resides in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. Mallory Rentz, BA, completed her master’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania. She is working towards her licensure in school psychology. She works for the Wesley Spectrum Services in Pittsburg, Pa. Adam Ross, BSCE, traveled to England to try out for the Salisbury soccer club. Tara Santarelli, JD, is an attorney for Freund, Freeze and Arnold of Dayton, Ohio. Timothy Ulbrich, PharmD, is assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy. He and his wife, Jessica (Anderson), BA ’06 reside in Munroe Falls, Ohio. Amy Vasinko, BA, received her master’s degree in student affairs administration in higher education from Ball State University. She is the coordinator of Greek Life at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga., where she also resides. Dora Wiskirchen, PharmD, works for Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn., as an infectious diseases pharmacotherapy fellow. She lives in Manchester, Conn.

Heather (Byers) Miller, Pha rmD ’05, and Michael Miller celebrate their wedding day.

Leah Zimmerman, BA, is a math teacher for Washington Court House City Schools. She lives in Washington Court House, Ohio.


Lydia Buehrer, BSCE, is employed by the South Carolina Department of Transportation in Preconstruction Support. She resides in Columbia, S.C. Misty (Boyd) Clark, BSBA, and her husband, Timothy, were married. Misty is an insurance agent for AFLAC in Dayton, Ohio. Amanda (Burkhart) Fordyce, and her husband, Kyle, were marred on Oct. 3, 2009. Stephan Kohli Gill, BA, is a communications specialist at NiSource. He resides in Columbus, Ohio. Andrea Hawkins, PharmD, is a staff pharmacist for Walgreens. She resides in Las Vegas, Nev. Liza (Katterhenry) Hensley, PharmD, and Ryan, BS ’08, were married on June 13, 2009, in Put-In-Bay, Ohio. The couple resides in Chillicothe, Ohio. Cassandra Jirous, BFA, is pursuing a master’s degree in art therapy and counseling at Seton Hall University. John Laswell, BM, is the high school band director for Wolf Creek Local School District. He lives in Marietta, Ohio. Erin (Holsinger) Lewis, PharmD, and Dustin, PharmD ’07, were married on Dec. 4, 2008. The couple resides in Greenfield, Ohio. Megan (Helser) Lieb, BSN, and Nathan, BSBA ’06, were married on July 11, 2009, in Lima, Ohio. Megan is a nurse at Parma Community Hospital. The couple resides in North Royalton, Ohio. Haley Marshall, BSBA, is a sales representative for Western Southern Financial Group in Findlay, Ohio. She resides in Kenton, Ohio. Rebecca Meredith, BA, is a preschool teacher for the Goddard School in Pickerington, Ohio, where she also resides. Nicholas Roffey, PharmD, and Jennifer (Samide), BA ’07, were married. The couple resides in Waldorf, Md. Jessica Whalley, BS, is an athletic trainer for Doherty Therapeutics. She resides in Schererville, Ind. Melissa Widman, BA, is an English teacher with Benjamin Logan Local Schools. She lives in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Children of Alumni Maxwell. The Booker family resides in Parsippany, NJ. John Porter, BSEE, and his wife, Debbie, a daughter, Hanna Elyse, May 18, 2007. The Porter family resides in Lakeville, Ohio.


1978 Brigid Smith, JD, adopted a daughter, Grace Ann Yi, in 2000 from China. The Smith family resides in Easton, Conn.

1985 Kevin T. Anderson, BSBA, and his wife, Lori, a daughter, Reagan Christine, June 17, 2009. Reagan joins sisters Bradie, McKenna, Avery and Camryn. The family resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1986 Todd A. Butler, BS, and his wife, Kristin, a daughter, Sonia Jean, Sept. 19, 2009. Sonia joins brother Jonas. The family resides in Owensboro, Ky.

1991 Ellen (Bolander) Booker, and her husband, George, a daughter, Jasmine Marie, June 25, 2009. Jasmine joins brother

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Michael Hsin-Wen Chow, BSEE, and his wife, Heidi (Woebkenberg), BSPh ’96, a daughter, Eleanor Long-Mei, March 5, 2009. Eleanor joins big sister Lillian, 3. The Chow family resides in Worthington, Ohio.


siblings Rachel and Benjamin. The Sweeney family resides in Xenia, Ohio.

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1994 Jarrod Buffy, BS, and his wife Robin, a daughter, Braedyn Nikole, Feb. 22, 2008. The Buffy family resides in Waterville, Ohio. Patricia (Gingrich) Sweeney, BSPh, and her husband, Marc, BSPh ’93, a daughter, Anna Christine, Feb. 8, 2008. Anna joins siblings Rachel and Benjamin. The Sweeney family resides in Xenia, Ohio.


Michael Luxeder, BSBA, and his wife, Celeste (Urbanski), BSPh ’96, a son, Dixon James, Oct. 20, 2008. Dixon joins siblings, Molly, Alex and Thomas. The Luxeder family resides in Aurora, Ohio.

Kimberly (Dickinson) Aldrich, JD, and her husband, Charles, JD ’96, a daughter, Delaney Brooke, July 15, 2008. Delaney joins siblings Nicholas, Andrew and Lindsey. The Aldrich family resides in Asheboro, N.C.

Gregory Marcussen, BSME, and his wife, Mausicha (Frazee), BS ’93, a son, Winston Maurice, Mar. 16, 2009. Winston joins brothers Benton, Corbin and Nolan. The Marcussen family resides in New Albany, Ohio.

Matthew Loeffler, BSCE, and his wife, Felicia, adopted John Ping from the Jiangxi Province of China. John joins sister Sadie. The Loeffler family resides in Fairfield, Ohio.

Vernon Neeley, BM, and his wife, Tara (Findley), BM ’07, a son Miles Parker, April 17, 2009. The Neeley family resides in Defiance, Ohio. Marc Sweeney, BSPh, and his wife, Patricia (Gingrich), BSPh ’94, a daughter, Anna Christine, Feb. 8, 2008. Anna joins

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Kristy (Laytart) Schweingruber, BA, and her husband, Doug, a daughter, Addison Nicole, May 5, 2009. Addison joins sisters Mikayla and Jordan. The Schweingruber family resides in Bluffton, Ohio.


Brooke, July 15, 2008. Delaney joins siblings Nicholas, Andrew and Lindsey. The Aldrich family resides in Asheboro, N.C. Regina (Fairchild) Beagle, BSPh, and her husband, Michael, a son, Luke Michael, Aug. 19, 2008. The Beagle family resides in Blissfield, Mich. Heidi (Woeblenberg) Chow, BSPh, and her husband, Michael, BSEE ’92, a daughter, Eleanor Long-Mei, March 5, 2009. Eleanor joins big sister, Lillian, 3. The Chow family resides in Worthington, Ohio. Stacie (Bell) Copeland, BSPh, and her husband, Darby, a daughter, Katie Lynn, Mar. 9, 2009. The Copeland family resides in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Steven Fisher, BFA, and his wife, Holly, a son, Steven Douglas, July 24, 2009. The Fisher family resides in Ada, Ohio. Shawn Johnston, BSBA, and his wife, Janae, a son, Ty Allen, Mar. 17, 2008. Ty joins brother Trey. The Johnston family resides in Baltimore, Ohio. Celeste (Urbanski) Luxeder, BSPh, and her husband, Michael, BSBA ’93, a son, Dixon James, Oct. 20, 2008. Dixon joins siblings Molly, Alex and Thomas. The Luxeder family resides in Aurora, Ohio.

Charles Aldrich, JD, and his wife, Kimberly (Dickinson), JD ’95, a daughter, Delaney

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Alicia (Fehrman) McKee, BSEd, and her husband, James, a son, Maxton Davis, May 28, 2009. Max joins Ellery, 7, and Jackson, 4. The McKee family resides in Willard, Ohio. Ellen (Kaufmann) Nolan, BA, and her husband, Joshua, a daughter, Nora May, Jan. 21, 2009. The Nolan family resides in Medina, Ohio.

1998 Jessica (Brown) Back, BS, and her husband, Dwayne, BS ’97, a son, Clay Jacob, Dec. 21, 2008. Clay joins sister Grace, 6. The Back family resides in Clawson, Mich.

Edward “E.J.” Stoepfel, BS, and his wife Toni, a son, William Daniel, Jan. 23, 2007. Will joins sister, Hannah. The Stoepfel family resides in Zanesville, Ohio.

David Billiter, BA, and his wife, Tara (Kingsley), BA, a son and daughter, twins Brody David and Peyton Lynne, April 7, 2009. Brody and Peyton join sister Morgan. The Billiter family resides in Lewis Center, Ohio.

1997 Dwayne Back, BS, and his wife, Jessica (Brown), BS ’98, a son, Clay Jacob, Dec. 21, 2008. Clay joins sister Grace, 6. The Back family resides in Clawson, Mich. Jennifer (Hines) Bryant, BSPh, and her husband, Rodney, a daughter, Alexandra Leona Oct. 23, 2008. Alexandra joins brother, Walker James. The Bryant family resides in Chester Springs, Pa.

Nicole (Lynch) Clinton, JD, and her husband, Patrick, JD ’98, a son, Jack Edmund, May 3, 2008. The Clinton family resides in Silver Spring, Md.

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Pamela (Spear) Scholp, BSEd, and her husband, Christopher, BSME ’97, a daughter, Caroline Nicole, Nov. 1, 2008. Caroline joins brother Ethan. The Scholp family resides in Dayton, Ohio.

Jennifer (Fazio) Campbell, BA, and her husband, Bill, a son, Colin Thomas, Dec. 19, 2008. Colin joins sister Maggie. The family reside in Raleigh, N.C. Patrick Clinton, JD, and his wife, Nicole (Lynch), JD, a son, Jack Edmund, May 3, 2008. The Clinton family resides in Silver Spring, Md.

Christopher Ensley, BSPh, and his husband, Melanie (Parke), PharmD ’00, a son Chase Matthew, Nov. 11, 2008. Chase joins brother Owen. The Ensley family resides in Canton, Ohio.

Bracken Foster, BA ’98, and his wife, Kimberly (Brewer), BFA ’01, a daughter, Lucy Ann, July 15, 2009. Lucy joins siblings Ellie and Ethan. The Foster family resides in McConnelsville, Ohio.

Leslie (Ison) Myles, BA, and her husband, Pierre, a daughter, Olivia, Mar. 25, 2009. The family resides in 44 Commercial Pt, Ohio.

Lisa (Pelter) Goldfuss, BSPh, and her husband, Charles, a son, Noah Thomas, Feb. 22, 2009. Noah joins siblings Tyler and

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Michelle (Woerther) Griffith, BSPh, and her husband, Daniel, a son, Joseph Michael, Jan. 30, 2009. He joins siblings Corey, Meghan, Emma and Dana. The Griffith family resides in Salem, Ohio. Jeffrey Krause, BSPh, and his wife Stephanie, a son, Cooper Lee, Nov. 28, 2008. The Krause family resides in Duncan Falls, Ohio. Gregory Paisley, BSPh, and his wife, Kimberly, a daughter, Madeline, Apr. 12, 2008. Madeline joins sister Emma. The Paisley family resides in Norwich, Ohio. James M. Wince, BA, and his wife, Anne, a daughter, Addison Caroline, Nov. 28, 2008. Addison joins sisters Alyssa, 7, and Kayla, 4. The family resides in Ada, Ohio.

1999 Keith Barhorst, BSME, and his wife, Dana (Nedderman), BSPh ’00, a daughter, Josie Danielle, June 16, 2009. Josie joins siblings Nolan, 7, Chloe, 5, and Allie, 2. The Barhorst family resides in New Bremen, Ohio.

Sarah (Tallitsch) Jankovic, BSBA, and her husband, Thomas, a son, Lincoln Joseph, Sept. 9, 2008. The Jankovic family resides in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Tiffany (Coppler) Mitch, BSPh, and her husband, Todd, a son Carson McClellan, Nov. 4, 2008. The Mitch family resides in Hilliard, Ohio. Jody (Baxendell) Sprowls, BS, and her husband, Anthony, a son, Tristan Anthony, April 14, 2009. Tristan joins sister MacKenzie. The family resides in Prosperity, Pa. Jillian (Rapp) Subramaniam, BA, and her husband Ranjiv, BA ’00, a son Adam Robert, May 18, 2009. Adam joins sister Alana and brother Aaron. The Subramaniam family resides in Findlay, Ohio. Owen Turner, BA, and his wife Julie, a daughter, Alisa Bernadette, Oct. 20, 2008. Alisa joins siblings Olivia and Eli. The Turner family resides in Dulles, Va. Rachael (Wince) Underwood, BA, and her husband, Dwight, a son, Carson Raymond, July 3, 2009. The Underwood family resides in Kenton, Ohio. Mary (Stahl) Wendel, BA, and her husband, Mike, a daughter, Molly Katherine, Dec. 31, 2008. The family resides in Galloway, Ohio.

Brian Pohl, BS, and his wife, Michelle, a son, Madden Marcus, Mar. 27, 2009. The Pohl family resides in Fort Collins, Colo. Lisa (Shaffer) Ponziani, BA, and her husband, Anthony, a daughter, Lydia Ann, Oct. 22, 2008 joins brother Joey, 5, and sister Jillian, 3. The family resides in Columbus, Ohio. Christopher Scholp, BSME, and his wife, Pamela (Spear), BSEd ’96, a daughter, Caroline Nicole, Nov. 1, 2008. Caroline joins brother Ethan. The Scholp family resides in Dayton, Ohio.

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Daphne (Woestendiek) Yost, BA, and her husband, Matthew, a son, James, June 26, 2009. James joins brother Joseph. The Yost family resides in Gahanna, Ohio.

2000 Dana (Nedderman) Barhorst, BSPh, and her husband Keith, BSME ’99, a daughter, Josie Danielle, June 16, 2009. Josie joins siblings Nolan, 7, Chloe, 5, and Allie, 2. The Barhorst family resides in New Bremen, Ohio. Katrina (Allen) Burnett, BA, and her husband, Alexander, a son, Braden Alexander, Dec. 30, 2008. The Burnett family resides in Galloway, Ohio. Season Cole, BS, a son, Harvey David, April 15, 2009. She resides in Missoula, Mont. Darren Drew, PharmD, and his wife, Stephanie (Jackson), BA ’00, a son, Jackson Douglas, June 19, 2009. The Drew family resides in Concord, N.C. Melanie (Parke) Ensley, PharmD, and her husband, Christopher, BSPh, ’97, a son, Chase Matthew, Nov. 11, 2008. Chase joins brother, Owen. The Ensley family resides in Canton, Ohio. Robert Kramer, BS, and Tabatha (Neidenbach), BSPh, a son, Tyler, Jan. 6, 2009. Tyler joins brother Brandon. The Kramer family resides in Powell, Ohio. Kelly (Kemski) Miller, BSPh, and her husband, Matt, a daughter, Rylee Morgan, Aug. 14, 2009. The Miller family resides in Davidson, N.C.

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Danielle (Goenner) Spencer, BS, and her husband, Mark, a son, Mason David, Mar. 23, 2009. Mason joins brother, Drew, 3, and sister, Hailey, 1. The family resides in New Carlisle, Ohio. Ranjiv Subramaniam, BA, and his wife, Jillian (Rapp), BA ’99, a son Adam Robert, May 18, 2009. Adam joins sister Alana and brother Aaron. The Subramaniam family resides in Findlay, Ohio.

2001 Tracy (Coxson) Carothers, PharmD, and her husband, Chad, a daughter, Madison Ann, Jan. 4, 2008. The Carothers family resides in Greenville, Pa. Gary Davisson, PharmD, and his wife, Lisa, a daughter, Anna Kathleen, Nov. 6, 2008. Anna joins brothers Nathan, 6 and Justin, 4. The Davisson family resides in Elida, Ohio. Kathryn (Beall) Eyster, JD, and her husband, Gordon, JD ’01, a son, Henry Maxwell, April 10, 2009. Max joins brother Nic. The Eyster family resides in Shelby, Ohio. Kimberly (Brewer) Foster, BFA, and her husband, Bracken, BA ’98, a daughter, Lucy Ann, July 15, 2009. Lucy joins siblings Ellie and Ethan. The Foster family resides in McConnelsville, Ohio.

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Terri (Cannon) Kohlrieser, JD, and her husband, Todd, JD ’02, a daughter, Abigail. Abigail joins brother, Jackson. The Kohlrieser family resides in Lima, Ohio. Don Morrow, BSPh, and his wife, Bridget (Krupp), BSPh ’02, a son, Brody James, May 5, 2009. The Morrow family resides in Vermilion, Ohio, and they can be reached at db-morrow@

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Jamie (Liszka) Pope, PharmD, and her husband, Scott, PharmD ’01, a daughter, Zofia Marie, April 23, 2009. The Pope family resides in Charlotte, N.C. Christopher Roscoe, BSME, and his wife, Jaclyn, a daughter, Madelyn Elaine, May 7, 2009. Madelyn joins brother Nolan. The Roscoe family resides in Lewis Center, Ohio. Heather (Moore) Slagle, BA, and her husband, Michael, BS ’03, a son, Jackson Dean, Aug. 17, 2008. The Slagle family resides Marysville, Ohio.

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2002 Shanna (Stombaugh) Barhorst, BSPh, and her husband, Adam, a daughter, Layton Elizabeth, April 1, 2009. Layton joins sister Marlie Danielle. The Barhorst family resides in Anna, Ohio.

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David Charles, BS, and his wife, Stephanie (Lesco), BS ’03, twin boys, Cole Stefen and Cael David, July 29, 2008. Cole and Cael join sisters Alexandra and Adrianna. The Charles family resides in Amherst, Ohio. Eric Dahlgren, BSBA, and his wife, Jennifer (Wooddell), BSBA ’02, a daughter, Lauren Kay, May 14, 2009. The Dahlgren family resides in Delaware, Ohio. Jon Dean, BSCE, and his wife, Crystal, a daughter, Madelyn Grace, Feb. 9, 2009. The Dean family resides in Columbus, Ohio. Michelle (Morman) Ellerbrock, PharmD, and her husband, Ryan, triplets, Collin, Claire and Carly, Oct. 8, 2008. Collin, Claire and Carly join brother Ethan. The Ellerbrock family resides in Ottawa, Ohio. Jason Hermiller, BSME, and his wife, Jessica (Brown), BSPh, a son, Reuben Michael, Oct. 14, 2008. Reuben joins sister Stella. The Hermiller family resides in Middletown, Ohio. Joseph Hodgin, JD, and his wife Tracy, a daughter, Kaitlyn. The Hodgin family resides in Greenville, N.C. Todd Kohlrieser, JD, and his wife, Terri (Cannon), JD ’01, a daughter, Abigail. Abigail joins brother Jackson. The Kohlrieser family resides in Lima, Ohio. Adam Love, BS, and his wife, Nicole (Clark), BS, a daughter, Lillian Marie, June 18, 2009. Lillian joins brothers Austin and Dylan. The Love family resides in Delaware, Ohio. Christopher McDaniel, BSEE, and his wife, Melissa (Zambrzycki), BSPh ’04, a daughter, Virginia Grace, June 8, 2008. Virginia joins brother Isaiah. The McDaniel family resides in McArthur, Ohio. Ryan Moran, BA, and his wife, Sarah, a son, Rylan Kade, April 22, 2009. The Moran family resides in Westerville, Ohio. Bridget (Krupp) Morrow, BSPh, and her husband, Don, BSPh ’01, a son, Brody James, May 5, 2009. The Morrow family resides in Vermilion, Ohio, and they can be reached at Jennifer (Bichsel) Ruhlen, BM, and her husband, William, BM ’02, a son, Parker Jeffery, April 13, 2009. The family resides in Marysville, Ohio. Nicolette (Ryan) Winner, BA, and her husband, Adam, a son, Grady 46 William, Aug. 14, 2009. The Winner family resides in Troy, Ohio.

2003 Jason Bandy, BSEE, BSCPE, and his wife Beth (Lee), BSCE, ’04, a son Barrett, 1.5, and a daughter, Stella, 3. The Bandy family resides in Bolivar, Ohio. Stephanie (Lesco) Charles, BS, and her husband, David, BS ’02, twin boys, Cole Stefen and Cael David, July 29, 2008. Cole and Cael join sisters Alexandra and Adrianna. The Charles family resides in Amherst, Ohio.

Jonathan Ellegood, BA, and his wife, Jennifer (Spencer), BS ’03, a son, Caleb Joshua, June 1, 2009. The Ellegood family resides in Tecumseh, Mich. Michael Slagle, BS, and his wife, Heather (Moore), BA ’01, a son, Jackson Dean, Aug. 17, 2008. The Slagle family resides in Marysville, Ohio.

2004 Beth (Lee) Bandy, BSCE, and her husband, Jason, BSEE ’03, BSCPE ’03, a son Barrett, 1.5, and a daughter, Stella, 3. The Bandy family resides in Bolivar, Ohio.

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Amber (Wells) Del Vesco, ’00 SPh B , PharmD, and her r e ill ski) M husband, Joshua, (Kem y l l e a daughter, K Alexandria Nicole, 6 Ph ’9 July 2008. The Del e, BS l g a e Vesco family resides in Galena, Ohio. ild) B (Fairch Regina Carrie (Nicholas) Drees, BA, and her husband, Scott, a son, Nathaniel, Aug. 4, 2008. The Drees family resides in Versailles, Ohio.

Cherie Grant, BA, and her husband, Jeffery Smith, a daughter, Jordan Lynn, Aug. 20, 2008. The family resides in Center Hill, Fla. Jeanine (Arnold) Lewis, BA, and her husband, Mark, a son, Dylan Jeffrey, Dec. 28, 2008. The Lewis family resides in Lima, Ohio. Jeffrey Mangas, BS, and his wife, Lindsay (Hanke), BS ’04, a daughter, Alivia Carroll Nov. 2, 2008. Alivia joins sister Addison Estelle. The Mangas family resides in Blacklick, Ohio. Melissa (Zambrzycki) McDaniel, BSPh, and her husband, Christopher, BSEE ’02, a daughter, Virginia Grace, June 8, 2008. Virginia joins brother Isaiah. The McDaniel family resides in McArthur, Ohio. Sara (Gulbis) Rush, BA, and her husband, Michael, PharmD ’05, a son, Jacob Edward, Feb. 5, 2009. The Rush family resides in Ada, Ohio. Elizabeth (Stierwalt) Seibert, PharmD, and her husband, Kevin, a daughter, Tessa Catherine, Aug. 8, 2008. Tessa joins siblings Natalie Celeste and Oliver Myles. The Seibert family resides in Archbold, Ohio. Thomas Turney, BSME, and his wife, Jo (Howell), BA ’04, a son, Miles Robert, Nov. 18, 2007. The Turney family resides in Akron, Ohio.

2005 Christina (Freeman) Leland, BS, and Bryan, PharmD ’07, a daughter, Abigail, June 6, 2008. Abigail joins brother Braeden. The Leland family resides in West Chester, Ohio.

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Erin (Miller) McGaharan, BA, and her husband, Jason, a son, Brady William, July 31, 2009. The McGaharan family resides in Piqua, Ohio. Kristin (Maneely) Rozek, BA, and her husband, Justin, a son, Griffin Robert, Aug. 15, 2009. The Rozek family resides in Sylvania, Ohio. Michael Rush, PharmD, and Sara (Gulbis), BA ’04, a son, Jacob Edward, Feb. 5, 2009. The Rush family resides in Ada, Ohio. Megan (Johnston) Shawver, BA, and her husband, Alan, a daughter, Sophia Loraine, May 13, 2009. Sophia joins sister Olivia. The Shawver family resides in Valdosta, Ga. Joshua Wolf, PharmD, and his wife, Margaret (Schodowski), PharmD ’06, a son, Benjamin Matthew, June 18, 2009. The Wolf family resides in Ozark, Mo.

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Bryan Leland, PharmD, and his wife, Christina (Freeman), BS ’05, a daughter, Abigail, June 6, 2008. Abigail joins brother Braeden. The Leland family resides in West Chester, Ohio.

Sarah (Burley) Boone, PharmD, and her husband, Ken, a son, Derek Arthur, April 20, 2009. Derek joins sister, Leta. The Boone family resides in Oberlin, Ohio.

Tara (Findley) Neeley, BM, and her husband, Vernon, BM ’93, a son Miles Parker, April 17, 2009. The Neeley family resides in Defiance, Ohio.

Kevin Stauffer, BA, and his wife, Kristin (Decker) BS ’07, a son, Tyler Duane, Feb. 10, 2008. The Stauffer family resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sarah (Geise) Rethman, PharmD, and her husband, Matt, a son, William “Will” John, Aug. 27, 2009. The Rethman family resides in Fort Loramie, Ohio.

Margaret (Schodowski) Wolf, PharmD, and her husband, Joshua, PharmD ’05, a son, Benjamin Matthew, June 18, 2009. The Wolf family resides in Ozark, Mo.

Kristin (Decker) Stauffer, BS, and her husband, Kevin, BA ’06, a son, Tyler Duane, Feb. 10, 2008. The Stauffer family resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.



Greg Badenhop, BSBA, and his wife, Karlee (Kanuckel), BSBA, a son, Isaiah, June 30, 2009. The Badenhop family resides in Laramie, Wyo.

Shawn Richter, JD, and his wife, Atlantis, a daughter, Annabelle Lucia, Nov. 23, 2008. The family resides in Franklin, Ind.

In Memoriam Friends

Warren J. Amstutz, Bluffton, Ohio, May 23, 2009. Kathryn M. Bauknecht, Cleveland, Ohio, March 15, 2009. She served as an officer during World War II and worked for the United States government as a chemist. After serving her country, Kathryn was a technical editor for NASA in Cleveland. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Bauknecht, LLB ’22, LLD ’79. James R. Condon, Lakeview, Ohio, April 24, 2009. James worked as a custodian at Ohio Northern before his retirement in 2003. James was active in the Lakeview Eagles Aerie 3615 and Moose Lodge 1533 and was an avid Ohio State University fan. He was survived by family and friends. Leah L. Cooper, Akron, Ohio, March 9, 2008. Throughout her career, Leah served as a nurse at City Hospital. She was a member of Firestone Park Presbyterian Church and the Alumni Association of Isabel Firestone School of Nursing. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Cooper, BSPh ’54. Ruth N. Holtzapple, Elida, Ohio, July 18, 2006. She was an active member of her church and was an elementary school teacher for Elida Schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Holtzapple. Dorothea M. (Nihiser) Peltier, Delphos, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Peltier. Marcia B. Potter, Wallingford, Conn., Jan. 22, 2006. Marcia received her master’s degree in education and, upon graduation from Eastern Connecticut University, she taught in several school systems throughout the country. She is survived by her husband Edward Potter, BSME ’47, three children, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Max F. Porter, Mount Sterling, Ohio, Nov. 22, 2005. Max was a licensed funeral director and embalmer for more than 50 years. He established the Porter Funeral Home in 1968. He is survived by his wife, Mary Porter. Audrey J. Sammetinger, Centerburg, Ohio, June 7, 2009. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Audrey served her country from 1944-46. She dedicated her life to volunteer work in the community. She was a board member for the Knox County Public Library and active in the March of Dimes, Knox County Humane Society

and The American Red Cross. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll E. Sammetinger, JD ’49. Georgia P. (Lianos) Schoenberger, Sandusky, Ohio, May 24, 2009. Georgia attended Ohio Northern and Bowling Green Normal School. She was an active member of her community. She is survived by her husband, Loren Schoenberger, BA ’47, JD ’49. Ruth (Barlow) Shult, Seattle, Wash., April 19, 2009. Ruth worked as an assistant professor and lecturer in English at Heidelberg College, Ohio Northern University and Ohio State University. She was a passionate and popular teacher loved by her students. She is survived by her husband, Donald. Virginia E. (Fisher) White, Lima, Ohio, Sept. 8, 2009. Virginia taught school for 34 years. She taught at Lima Senior High School, Central Junior High School, Elida Schools, Bluffton College, and Ohio Northern University. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter White, BA ’41, JD ’48, A CIT ’94, LLD ’00.


Ethel M. (Kauble) Johnson, AA, Wharton, Ohio, July 29, 2009. She was an active member of her church and was a member of the Wyandot County Retired Teachers Association and the Mt. Blanchard Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ordell.


Alyce W. Jenkins, AA, Lima, Ohio, April 25, 2009. After graduating from ONU, Alyce enjoyed a long teaching career, the majority of which was spent at Roosevelt School. She is survived by family and friends.


Norma C. (Strahm) Mawhorter, BA, Toledo, Ohio, June 8, 2009. During her career she taught at a local Toledo high school and coached their basketball team. She was a caseworker for the Lucas County Welfare Department and eventually became the director of Social Service Department at William Roche Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, William.


Edna P. (Smith) Branstetter, AA, Spencerville, Ohio, July 22, 2009. Edna was a teacher in both the Spencerville and Lima school systems. She was a member of the

Spencerville United Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, BA ’27. Frances D. (Bauer) Melvin, AA, Hamersville, Ohio, Nov. 29, 1995.


Thelma J. (Watkins) Harris, AA, Dade City, Fla., Sept. 18, 2009. She retired as an elementary school teacher from the Wellington and Bay Village, Ohio, areas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter. Gladys I. (Huey) Moze, AA, Port Charlotte, Fla., May 4, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, William.


Eloise (Lugibill) Balmer, AA, Onekama, Mich., Nov. 30, 2007.


Ralph O. Borland, BSEd, Dayton, Ohio, Feb. 28, 2009. Ralph was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired from the WrightPatterson Air Force Base Strategic Command. He was preceded in death by both his first and second wives, Maxine and Edie. Jack S. Reddick, BSCHE, Blacklick, Ohio, Oct. 9, 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen.


Eleanor R. Baum, BA, Lima, Ohio, July 5, 2008.


Eleanor R. Baum, BSEd, Lima, Ohio, July 5, 2008. Claire E. Wible, BA, Dunedin, Fla., Jan. 7, 2009.


Leroy “Bud” A. Keel, BA, BSBA, Findlay, Ohio, June 7, 2009. Bud retired from the Marathon Oil Company in the auditing and accounting department. While at ONU he was a member of the Phi Mu Delta fraternity. He was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from ONU in 1986. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna.


Emerson L. Finke, BSPh, Oak Harbor, Ohio, May 22, 2009. Emerson was a World War II veteran. He owned and operated the Finke Pharmacy in Oak Harbor from 1951-83. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor. Earl M. Robinson, BA, Enid, Okla., March 4, 2009. Earl was a physician and surgeon; he

was the chief of staff at several hospitals. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda “Cassie” Robinson.


Jane W. (Weaver) Pease, BSEd, Tiffin, Ohio, Dec. 30, 2008. She taught at East Junior High from 1960 until 1992 when she retired. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Pease. George D. Sauer, JD, Marietta, Ohio, July 10, 2009. George served as a counter intelligence agent for the U.S. Army during World War II. After defending his country, George opened a law practice in Columbus. In 1949, he moved back to Marietta, where he established a private law practice. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth. He is survived by his children and grandchildren. Vernon L. Young, JD, Seaman, Ohio, Dec. 29, 2008. Vernon was a lawyer for Young and Caldwell and a member of the Ohio State Bar Association. He was also a lifetime member of the Republican Presidential Task Force. He is survived by his wife, Eileen.


Glen Hover, BSPh, Findlay, Ohio, Sept. 29, 2009. Glen was a World War II veteran. He was the former owner of the Night and Day Laundry and was a projectionist for several local theaters. He is survived by his wife, Lavera. Ruth P. (Byerly) Huber, BA, Bluffton, Ohio, June 18, 2009. Ruth had a very fulfilling career. She used her nursing degree from ONU to help many during the war. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald. Albert J. Nave, BA, Phoenix, Ariz., April 11, 2009. Albert was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He served as a pilot for the U.S. Air Force during World War II. After serving his country, Albert went on to become a CPA and partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, and is survived by his three children, six grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Robert L. Purdy, BA, Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 13, 2008. A World War II veteran, Robert was the director of athletics for the Berea City Schools and held positions with the Athletic Director Association. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy. Fred A. Wilcox, BSME, Fairview Park, Ohio, June 29, 2009. After 47

earning his degree, Fred worked as an engineer at NACA-NASA Lewis for more than three decades. He is survived by family and friends.


Lois L. (Perry) Kaylor, BSEd, Wilmington, Del., Nov. 26, 2008.


Mary A. (Dumond) Palmer, BA, Cottonwood, Ariz., Dec. 31, 1997.


Marilyn P. (Purtell) Amstutz, BSEd, Lima, Ohio, April 9, 2009. Marilyn served the Lima area as a teacher for 34 years. She is survived by her husband, Wendell.


Robert “Bob” Q. Dixon, BA, Caledonia, Ohio, March 24, 2009. Bob was a United States Air Force veteran. During his career, he had several businesses in the Marion area. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara. Fred H. Howard, BSEd, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 14, 2005. Fred was the recipient of a Purple Heart and served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Columbus Public Schools, where he taught. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cleora. Robert C. Smith, BSPh, Uhrichsville, Ohio, April 3, 2009. Robert was a U.S. Army veteran and was honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1946. After his time in the service, he worked for a number of pharmaceutical businesses. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie. James L. Watson, BSPh, Lodi, Ohio, Jan. 13, 2000. Stanley Weller, BSEd, Lima, Ohio, June 29, 2009. Stanley graduated from Ohio Northern on the G.I. Bill after serving in World War II. After receiving his degree, he taught in the Cridersville School District, Shawnee Local Schools and Bluffton Local Schools before retiring from Lima City Schools. Stanley received his master’s degree in education from Miami (Ohio) University. In his retirement, Stanley was active in his church ministry and chaperoned many youth missionary trips. He donated over 3,000 hours of time to Lima Memorial Hospital. Stanley is survived by family and friends and was preceded in death by his wife, Betty. Robert M. Whitaker, BSPh, Delaware, Ohio, Nov. 13, 2008. Robert was a pharmacist for 50 years and owner Whitaker 48 Pharmacy in Delaware. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Jane, and is survived by two daughters and three grandchildren.


Clyde E. Bennet, BSEE, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 19, 2009. After graduating from ONU, Clyde began his professional career in the insurance industry. He was an active member of the Redford Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and an elder. He is survived by his wife, Martha. Walter F. Hunt, JD, Sylvania, Ohio, March 14, 2009. Walter was a U.S. Air Force

veteran. He worked his way up in his railroad career, beginning as a claim agent with the Nickel Plate Railroad in 1950 to the president of Toledo Terminal Railroad by 1983. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred. Floyd E. Roush, BA, Lima, Ohio, Sept. 2, 2009. Floyd was an internal revenue agent and an organized crime detail agent for the U.S. Treasury Department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary. Cray G. Witt, BSEE, McKeesport, Pa., April 8, 2009. Cray was a World War II veteran. During his time at ONU, he was a member of the ONU Chorus. Throughout his career, he worked for several computer companies, including IBM. He is survived by his wife, Wanda.


Joseph R. Bryan, LLB, Canfield, Ohio, Feb. 8, 2009. Joseph worked in many different aspects of law throughout his career, including private practice, the Marine Corps legal office and Mahoning County. He was honored with many law awards throughout his lifetime. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean. Paul R. Cook, BSPh, Findlay, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2009. During his career, Paul worked for B&G Drugstore and eventually became the sole owner. He also opened a drug store in McComb, Ohio. He retired from both in 1997. He is survived by his wife, Margaret. James A. Keller, BSEE, San Diego, Calif., May 1, 2009. James was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked as an engineer for the California Highway Department until his retirement. After his retirement, he moved to Ohio where he became the Van Wert County Engineer. He is survived by his wife, Helen. Amanda (Page) Maxwell, BA, Columbus, Ohio, May 29, 2009. Amanda led a devoted life to public service as she held positions with the Clerk of Courts Whitehall, Legal Secretary Columbus City Attorney and Planner Columbus Department of Development. She was active in the Whitehall Eastern Stars, Guardian Job’s Daughters #57, American Business Women’s Association Flambeau, Professional Legal Secretary’s Association, Pregnancy Decision Health Centers, Daughters of the American Revolution and Bible Study Fellowship. She is survived by her daughter, four sons and 20 grandchildren. James Maxwell, LLB, Columbus, Ohio, March 12, 2008. James served in World War II and risked his life in the D-Day Invasion on Omaha Beach, Normandy. Upon returning home, he earned a law degree and became a city attorney and lawyer as part of the Columbus bar. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis. Leonard Scharfeld, JD, Cleveland, Ohio, area, January 5, 2009. Devoted father to his two children and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenore. Berniece (Fox) Wilcox, AA ’51, Columbus, Ohio, March 9, 2000.


Dale G. Hildebrand, JD, Mount Gilead, Ohio, March 31, 2009. Dale was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II. During his time at ONU, he was

involved with the Phi Mu Delta fraternity. He opened his own law practice in 1952 in Mount Gilead and served there until the time of his death. He served in the State House of Representatives for four terms from 1957-65. His wife, Doris, survives him. Robert D. Lehman, BSPh, Rockmere, Pa., July 3, 2009. Robert owned a pharmacy in Chardon, Ohio, for 24 years before his retirement in 1982. He was active in his community and church. He and his wife, Sally, enjoyed traveling throughout the world. He is survived by family and friends. Victor Turf, JD, Santa Rosa, Calif., June 10, 2009. During his time at Northern, Victor was a member of the Student Bar Association Executive Board. Victor led a very active life and participated in many sports: flying, traveling, scuba diving and hiking. He is survived by his companion, Linda Spilman.


John A. Clark, BSPh, Solon, Ohio, Jan. 3, 2009. John is a Marine Corps veteran. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy. Elwood D. Debraal, BA, Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 23, 2008. Elwood taught history for 28 years in Royal Oak, Mich. He is survived by family and friends. Mary W. (Webb) Krofft, BSEd, Ada, Ohio, April 21, 2009. Mary was a teacher at Harrod High School and Bath Elementary School. She retired from Ohio Northern after 25 years. She was a charter member of the Delta Zeta Sorority Alumni Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, William. Betty E. Stratton, BSEd, Las Vegas, Nev., March 24, 2009. Betty taught for 30 years in several school districts throughout Ohio. After her retirement in 1979, Betty and her husband moved to Florida but continued to travel and enjoy the country. Besides traveling, she loved music and dogs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Stratton, BSEd ’53. Betty is survived by her children and grandchildren.


Robert J. Baun, BSPh, Tucson, Ariz., May 1, 1988. Herbert A. Fouke, BSEE, Newark, Ohio, March 31, 2009. Herbert enjoyed a long career at Holophane Lighting Company until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Marcia. Alvin J. Irons, BSME, Wilmington, DE, May 28, 2009. Alvin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for Hercules Incorporated until his retirement in 1991 as principal engineer. He is survived by his wife, Arlene.


David E. Myers, BSPh, Carey, Ohio, Aug. 2, 2009. David was a committed pharmacist, a U.S. Navy veteran, and involved in his community and the Boy Scouts of America. While at ONU, he was active with the football team, Newman Club, Phi Kappa Theta and Student Senate. He is survived by his wife, Ellena (Lewis), BSEd ’57.


James E. Henry, LLB, Worthington, Ohio, March 31, 2009. James was a U.S. Air Force veteran. James retired from the Association of Ohio Retail Merchants as vice president.

He is survived by family and friends. Ramon “Ray” N. Moritz, BA, Lima, Ohio, July 20, 2009. Ray was a U.S. Navy veteran and a former youth sports coach and retired from the Ford Motor Company. While at Northern, he participated in the International Business Club and was on the track team. He is survived by his wife, Mary. Clayton C. Pepple Jr., BA, Carrollton, Ga., Aug. 25, 2005. Clayton retired from a career as an educator of 32 years. He is survived by his wife, Suzy.


Eleanor L. (Pool) Franklin, BSEd, Cridersville, Ohio, March 25, 2009. Eleanor had a long career in education. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles.


Marlin Rosencrans, BA, Ann Arbor, Mich., April 11, 2008. Marlin served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a marketing director and handy man. He is survived by his partner, Virgie Shelton.


Roger I. Andrews, BSEd, New Franklin, Ohio, March 31, 2009. He served for many years on the Akron Board of Education and taught physics at Kenmore High School for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Madelon.


David H. Arnott, BSPh, Akron, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2009. David was a dedicated pharmacist, husband and friend. While at ONU, David was a member of Delta Sigma Phi. He is survived by his wife, Janis. Charles W. Peckinpaugh, BSEd, Lima, Ohio, Jan. 19, 2001.


Julia I. (Bankus) Baker, BSEd, Lima, Ohio, March 29, 2009.


Mary L. (Schmuck) Kandel, BSPh, Canton, Ohio, Aug. 20, 2008. While at ONU, she was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. She was an active member of her community. She is survived by her husband, James. Arturo “Art” T. Presas, BSEd, Raleigh, N.C., May 18, 2009. Art worked for the Ohio Bureau of Employment Service and was appointed to deputy administrator of the State of Ohio. He also served as the national hispanic director for International Union of Operating Engineers. He was the owner of the A.J. and Associates consulting firm, He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Lou, and is survived by his second wife, Veronica. Ronald R. Prusha, BSPh, Chardon, Ohio, Sept. 20, 2008. While at Northern, Ronald was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. He worked for Baker Drug in Willoughby until he purchased the store in 1979, changing the name to Prusha/ Es Willo Medical Pharmacy. He sold the pharmacy to Rite Aid in 1996. He is survived by his wife, Patricia. Howard S. Riley, BSEd, Piqua, Ohio, Jan. 2, 2009. Howard was a teacher, coach, and guidance counselor with the Fairlawn School District, Bradford Schools, and the Piqua City School District. He is survived by his wife, Gloria.


Robert D. Sterling, BSEd, Brookville, Ohio, July 2, 2009. Robert retired from Wayne High School in 1994, where he taught science, coached football and track, and formed the first women’s cross country teams in the area. After retirement, he enjoyed playing his baritone sax in various bands. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne.


William “Bill” E. Marley, BA, Pottstown, Pa., July 21, 2008. Bill served as a sales manager for Swan Corporation for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Vicki.


James C. Hardin, BSPh, Westerville, Ohio, August 15, 2009. Lavere M. (Oen) Lyons, BSEd, Lima, Ohio, March 31, 2009. Lavere taught in Cleveland, Lima and Spencerville, and she worked in offices and banks in multiple cities throughout her career. She was preceded in death by her husband, William. Charles “Chuck” R. McMasters, BSEd, LaFayette, Ohio, Dec. 19, 2006. During his time at Northern, Chuck was an NAIA AllAmerican. He was the head coach of the Ridgewood High School Football program and recently retired from the Ridgewood High School Athletic Department. He is survived by family and friends.


John W. Kemper, BSEd, Minster, Ohio, Aug. 19, 2009. John served as a teacher in the Minster Local School System for 29 years. He is survived by his wife, Theresa. Robert M. Storch, BSPh, West New York, N.J., Feb. 11, 2009. While at Northern, Bob was a charter member and president of Theta Chi Fraternity. He was also a member of Phi Delta Chi professional fraternity. Bob was the recipient of ONU’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003. He was also an occasional guest speaker for ONU’s senior pharmacy classes. Bob received his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1996. His pharmacy career took him all over the country, most recently as vice president of pharmacy and business development for Duane Reade Inc. in Manhattan. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Susan, a son, Alex of Los Angeles, Calif., and a daughter, Anna of Scottsdale, Ariz. His family has set up a memorial scholarship fund in his name with the Raabe College of Pharmacy. Kathryn O. Taylor, BSEd, West Liberty, Ohio, June 11, 2009. After earning an education degree from ONU, Kathryn became an elementary school teacher in the Benjamin Logan School District. She was active in the Harper Methodist Church, where she was a youth leader. She is survived by family and friends around the country.


James E. Conley, BA, North Canton, Ohio, Nov. 20, 2004. During his time at ONU, James was involved in many different musical organizations. He continued this after graduation. He was involved in the choir at his church, the Boy Scouts and Mended Hearts Inc. He is survived by his wife, Karen (Delong), BSEd ’69.

Robert J. Duffy, BA, Mansfield, Texas, July 13, 2009. Robert was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was an auditor and audit manager for PRG and the Associates Auditing Firm. He also worked with the Arlington Independent School District and the Key Elementary Schools. He is survived by his wife, Gayle. Terry J. Leopard, BA, Ottawa, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2008. Terry was involved in many organizations in his community. He is survived by his wife, Janet.


Ronald E. Pollitt, BA, Fontana, Wisc., Feb. 17, 2009.


Joseph M. Burnett, BS, Wapakoneta, Ohio, June 12, 2009. Joseph was a retired EPA lab technician for the city of Wapakoneta. He is survived by his wife, Katherine. Raymond K. Esarey, BA, Winder, Ga., Dec. 7, 2008. Lafayette H. Mayfield, Hon. D., Cincinnati, Ohio, July 18, 2009. Rev. L.H. Mayfield left his legacy in the Cincinnati area and was influential in the community and churches. He especially had a heart for the poor. He is survived by his wife, Gladys.


Gary L. Evans, BSEE, Everett, Wash., Nov. 6, 2008. Gary was an employee of the Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. and had an opportunity to work on the 787 Dream Line. Gary is survived by family and friends.


Gerald A. Burks, JD, Galveston, Texas, Aug. 21, 2009. After graduating from ONU, Gerald was admitted to the Ohio State Bar and the Texas State Bar. He also was admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout his life, he held an influential and successful career. He is survived by family and friends. Pamela R. (Motter) Greenway, JD, Columbus, Ohio, March 28, 2009. During her time at Northern, she served as the editor of the Law Review. She had a successful career and is survived by her husband, Glynn. Duk W. Hwang, BSPh, La Canada, Calif., Jan. 18, 2009. Duk is survived by his wife, Nancy (Byunghwa) Hwang, BSPh ’75.


Richard P. Layman, BA, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, April 27, 2006. During his time at ONU, Richard was a member of Delta Mu Delta. He is survived by his wife, Margaret. Robert J. Ross, JD, Kokomo, Ind., Dec. 5, 2008. A retired U.S. Navy veteran, Robert was recently a production supervisor for Delphi. He is survived by family and friends.


Richard W. Druckenbrod, BSPh, Durham, N.C., Nov. 26, 2008. He had a successful pharmacy career, including positions with

the University of Pittsburgh and Campbell University Schools of Pharmacy. He is survived by his wife, Clarine. Thomas J. Fuller, BSPh, Vandalia, Ohio, May 1, 2009. Tom worked as a pharmacist for 25 years at the Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Linda, and children, Timothy and Lindsay. Richard M. Howell, JD, Greenville, Ohio, Sept. 11, 2009. Before graduating from ONU’s College of Law, Richard attended The Ohio State University. He is survived by his wife, Susan.


Kenneth Yaussy, BA, Newton, N.C., Aug. 3, 2009. Kenneth was an active member in his community and church. He was an active participant on ONU’s campus during his time as a student. He was involved in Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Eta Sigma, intramural sports and Beta Beta Beta. He is survived by his wife, Karyn.


Tim J. Forsthoefel, BSPh, Pipersville, Pa., April 20, 2009. Tim was the national director of a division of Johnson & Johnson: Managed Markets for OrthoMcNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals. He is survived by his wife, Amanda.


Robert “Bob” L. Cooper, BSPh, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 13, 2009. Bob passed away after suffering complications stemming from Leukemia. He went on to earn his doctorate in podiatry from the University of Toledo. Bob practiced medicine as a surgical partner in Cincinnati at the Centers for Foot & Ankle Care. Bob set a record that still stands at Northern, throwing for six interceptions in the 1981 Flash Ball Intramural Championship Game. Bob is survived by his wife, Margo. Deborah A. Wolf, BSPh, Gnadenhutten, Ohio, March 20, 2009. During her time at ONU, Deborah was a member of the Phi Betta Kappa

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Mary Ann (Gardner) Turner, BSPh ’63, died at age 67 on Aug. 29, 2009, at her residence. She was born Nov. 8, 1941, in Lima, Ohio, to Burke and Margaret Baker Gardner, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 28, 1965, she married James E. Turner, BSPh ’63, ACIT ’00, who survives in Ada.

Mary Ann was a pharmacist and coowner of Gardner’s Drug Store Inc. in Ada. She and James operated the store for 37 years, buying the business from Mary Ann’s father in 1969. Their business philosophy was to always take care of the customer, even if it meant waking up at 3 a.m. to fill an emergency prescription or making home deliveries to the elderly. The Turners provided internship opportunities for many ONU pharmacy students at their store. Mary Ann also was the director of the Ohio Northern

honorary society. She is survived by family and friends.


Casey A. Clines, JD, June 10, 2009, Ithaca, N.Y. Casey was employed at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figer PLLC in Washington, D.C. He will be remembered for his brilliant mind and love of life. He is survived by family and friends throughout the country.


Katherine M. (Gruszecki) Meyer, BSPh, Jan. 12, 2009, Hanoverton, Ohio. Katherine was a pharmacist for the Rite Aid pharmacies in the Alliance and Youngstown areas. She is survived by her husband, David.


Douglas R. Wright, JD, Falmouth, Ky., June 8, 2009. Douglas taught as an adjunct instructor at Northern Kentucky University and Maysville Community College. On Aug. 13, 1988, he married Judy Walt, and together they established the law offices of Wright & Wright. He is survived by his wife, Judy (Walt), JD ’89.


Keith L. Carlson, BSPh, Cridersville, Ohio, June 25, 2009. Keith was a pharmacist for St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. He excelled at his position and had a compassion for the people around him. He is survived by family and friends, including his wife, Tracy (Cohen), BSPh ’93.


Boyd E. Graves, JD, Youngstown, Ohio, June 18, 2009. Dr. Graves was a human rights activist and HIV/AIDS advocate. He dedicated his life to research on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS, which earned him acclaim and praise from around the world. He is survived by family and friends. Paul Emery Lane, JD, Martinsburg, Pa., June 13, 2009. Paul was an attorney at the Law Office of Paul E. Lane Martinsburg. He is survived by family and friends. University Student Health Pharmacy for 28 years, filling prescriptions and instructing pharmacy students. “We enjoyed working with young people. It kept us young,” she once said about the couple’s connections to ONU pharmacy students. Mary Ann received a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from ONU and was a member of the Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, the Ohio Pharmacist Association and Rho Chi Honorary Pharmacy fraternity. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ada and Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. She also was a member of the Ada Quatre Club, a member of the Putin-Bay Yacht Club and a past president of its ladies auxiliary. Survivors also include a son, Eric Turner of Springfield, Ohio; two daughters, Deeann Beatty of Avon, Ohio, and Jill Fisher of Olmsted Falls, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Jack Beatty, Margaret Beatty, Katherine Beatty, Rylie Turner, Reese Turner and Holdan Turner. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thad Gardner.




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It’s something straight out of a storybook Soon after graduating from high school in the 1960s, James Cates, BA ’67, discovered that four mysterious benefactors had arranged for him to attend Ohio Northern University free of charge. The only caveats? Major in engineering and maintain a 3.0 GPA in each and every quarter. Today, Cates continues to return the favor, working closely with two California charities whose missions are to send high-potential, lowincome students to college. Looking back at his fairytale journey through college, Cates continues to exude a mixed sense of wonder and pride at his accomplishments at ONU. “I called myself a Cinderella student. You know how, at midnight in the story, everything would go away? To me, every quarter was a potential midnight!” Read more about Jim Cates and other stories that demonstrate the Giving Spirit, beginning on page 6.

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