From the Office of the President Dear Friends: When I sit down to prepare my letter to you (as I am now), I reflect on the state of the college, recent happenings, and other items of note that might be of interest to you, recognizing that for many each issue of Shipherd’s Record is your main connection to this special place and community. In the hectic life of this college president, this is often a welcome opportunity to pause, reflect, and gather my own perspective on all that’s occurred since I wrote you last. For me, this issue represents my two-year anniversary as a member of the Olivet College community. These past two years have provided me with a chance to view with “new eyes” the state of our college and its potential for the future. In short, I can enthusiastically affirm that Olivet College is a special place providing a valuable quality private college education. More specifically, the recently completed strategic plan, Charting the Course to 2020 and Beyond, recognizes the opportunities for us in the years ahead and maps our way to creating a strong and sustaining future. The next level of work now under way is detailing how we’ll generate bigger and better enrollments, develop and improve the campus, create a more vibrant college and community, increase fiscal health and meet the financial needs that will enable this plan to become reality. All of this can be Steven M. Corey, Ph.D. accomplished while strengthening the essence of what Olivet College is really all about: facilitating learning and nurturing relationships between and among students and faculty which create a better lifelong trajectory that is far greater than would have occurred had they not had an Olivet College experience. I know this to be true because I’ve both seen it with my own eyes and heard many of you provide your own testimonial. In this issue, you’ll read about two such alums who have gone on to make a mark in the world. Melanie Engels ’08 and Robert Ode ex’38, 70 years apart, represent the enduring nature of interesting and impactful things that Olivet College alumni have done in their professions, communities, and in the lives of others. You’ll also note on the following pages that once again U.S. News & World Report has recognized the college in its listings of Best Colleges in the Midwest Region and that we’ve also joined the list of Military Friendly colleges. While those of us on the “inside” already know how powerful the Olivet College experience is, it’s nice to know that others recognize it too. In closing, let me say a special thanks to all those listed in the Honor Roll of Donors. As the quotation on the back cover states, “Because of people like you, there can be more people like us.” Thank you for all you do to help enhance and sustain the Olivet College of today and create a foundation for a strong and sustaining tomorrow.
Steven M. Corey, Ph.D. President
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS David T. Hayhow, L.H.D., Chair, Okemos The Hon. Judge Denise Page Hood, Vice Chair, Detroit William Middlebrooks, Vice Chair, West Bloomfield Robert M. Lawrence ’57, Secretary, Grosse Ile Stanley Dole, L.H.D., Treasurer, Grand Rapids MEMBERS G. Asenath Andrews ’72, Detroit Sandy Aranyos ’68, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Sandra Boyer ex’85, Ann Arbor Thomas Burke ’82, Carmel, Ind. Dennis Daugherty ’70, Mattawan Robert Ewigleben, Albion Douglas Federau, East Lansing James T. Fitzpatrick ’86, Grand Ledge George F. Francis III, Southfield David E. Hathaway, J.D., Ada Rod Hathaway ’81, Wayland Sharon R. Hobbs, Ph.D., East Lansing Timothy Hodge ’83, D.O., Holt Thomas Hoisington, Lansing Thomas E. Kolassa ’69, Battle Creek David Labrecque ’84, Battle Creek Dean Lewis ’55, J.D., Kalamazoo Charles McPhail ’64, Houston, Texas Ken Milner ’58, Bingham Farms Karen (Wilson) Van Hentenryck ’81, South Lyon Jeff Wildern, Charlotte Janet (Stam) Zeaiter ’07, Mechanicsville, Va.
Welcome to our Newest Trustee
Ken Milner ’58 Bingham Farms, Mich. Retired President, KEO Cutters, MASCO Corp.
OLIVET COLLEGE SHIPHERD’S RECORD Shipherd’s Record is named in memory of “Father” John J. Shipherd, who established Olivet College in 1844. The magazine is published twice annually for Olivet alumni and friends.
MAGAZINE STAFF Director of Media Relations and Senior Writer Molly (Reed) Goaley ’05 Director of Publications and Web Services Bruce Snyder
Alumni Relations Marty (Mason) Jennings ’67 Sports Information Geoff Henson Advancement B.J. Hull Editorial Becca Anderson Jackie Bounds Jim Briney ’69 Alex deFinta Dave Price ’68 Linda Jo Scott Sarah Smith Send change of address notices to: Office of Alumni Relations 320 S. Main St., Olivet, MI 49076 Olivet, MI 49076 (269) 749-7644 firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D. Executive Assistant to the President Barb Spencer Senior Vice President and CFO Bill Kurtz Vice President for Advancement B.J. Hull Provost and Dean of the College Maria G. Davis, Ph.D. Vice President for Administration Larry Colvin Vice President and Dean for Student Life Linda Logan, Ph.D. Assistant Vice President of Technology Suresh Acharya ’99 Assistant Vice President of Admissions Melissa (Sobie) Casarez ’02 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Karen Chaney, Ph.D. Director of Athletics Heather Bateman
COVER STORY Melanie Engels ’08 is Prescribing New Standards in Pediatric Medicine
Alumnus was Oldest Hostage Held by Iran
Campus Master Plan
Olivet Named “Military Friendly College”
1960s Football Team vs. Prison Circuit
Honor Roll of Donors
Departments 2 Around the Square 14 Comet Athletics 16 Class Notes 23 Advancement News
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Olivet Named a “Best College” by U.S. News & World Report
Move-In Day Brings Olivet College Community Together
In its 2013 edition of America’s “Best Colleges,” U.S. News & World Report ranks Olivet College in the top tier of Best Regional Colleges Midwest. This is the second consecutive year that Olivet has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report among the best of its peer institutions. “We’re pleased that U.S. News has affirmed what our students and alumni already know,” said Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., “that Olivet College provides an excellent educational experience.” U.S. News & World Report is frequently cited as the nation’s premier college ranking publication. The rankings, which group schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, have grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities. The 2013 report includes data on nearly 1,400 colleges and universities nationwide, with rankings based on several key measures of quality. The Regional Universities and Regional Colleges categories are based on the weighted scores of indicators including: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. Olivet earned the #62 spot in the Best Regional Colleges Midwest category. To review the complete methodology, visit http://www.usnews.com/collegemeth.
More than 30 Olivet College employees and three athletic teams volunteered to assist students and their parents during the college’s Move-In Day Aug. 25. From directing residents to their dorm rooms, to moving boxes and answering questions, the volunteers dedicated the entire day to making students and their families feel welcome and excited about living on campus. After the physical labor of moving was complete, students, their families and the volunteers had the opportunity to shop in the College Square for items such as carpet remnants and other supplies. Vendors included Bed, Bath and Beyond; Olivet Hardware; Eagle’s Nest Cafe; and the Olivet College Bookstore. The evening concluded with games in the Square, as well as an O.C. Red Carpet Photo Shoot, and caricatures by artist Dennis Preston. With nearly 500 new students added to Olivet’s total enrollment this fall, the college’s three dormitories and one apartment complex are at full capacity.
Quality Education, Student Experience Lead to Record Enrollment Olivet College’s total undergraduate enrollment stands at an all-time high 1,152. It is the largest student body total in the college’s 168-year history, according to school officials. In addition, the number of residential students on campus has greatly increased, with the college’s three residence halls and one apartment complex at full capacity. “A record incoming class on the heels of our largest graduating class is a strong testament to the power and quality of the learning and living experience students are having here at Olivet College,” said President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D. “Students and their families know they Steven M. Corey, Ph.D. can come to Olivet and receive an excellent education in an environment that promotes strong relationships 2
among students and faculty, helps them grow and develop in an intimate learning community and, frankly, is a place where they can have fun.” Olivet’s fall enrollment has surpassed the 1,000-student plateau for 10 consecutive years. Enrollment numbers continue to increase, thanks in part to Olivet’s focus on the overall student experience, as well as providing strong professional preparation within a contemporary liberal arts foundation. This year’s record enrollment comes on the heels of an outstanding spring 2012 semester, with the college graduating its largest class in history. With the college’s vision, Charting the Course for Olivet College 2020 and Beyond, under way, Olivet continues to focus on recruiting, retaining and graduating students who are successful in the classroom, and on into their respective career fields and communities.
Greek Life Celebrated During Homecoming Olivet College students, alumni, employees and friends recognized and relived the memories of Greek life on campus during “My Big Fat Greek Homecoming” Sept. 28-29. The college’s 11 active Greek societies have been in existence for a combined 850 years, with many of them celebrating milestone anniversary years in 2012. Festivities for Greeks and independents alike included art exhibits, celebration booths, open houses, a collage concert, golf outings, reunions, a parade with Olivet High School, athletic events and much more.
Adelphic Alpha Pi celebrated its 150th anniversary with an open house during Homecoming to showcase newly completed renovations. Organized by Jason Conkin ’97, nearly $100,000 was raised to renovate the house. Jim Ferguson ’68 spent an entire year, making calls to Adelphic alumni and encouraging them to return, resulting in more than 150 Adelphics on campus for the event. From left: President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., Distinguished Alumni Noel Dean ’91, Linda (Harleston) Eaton ’80 and Del Walden ’61, Grand Marshal Dave Cutler ’65.
Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Noel Dean ’91, Lowell High School head football coach; Linda (Harleston) Eaton ’80, State University of New York at New Paltz dean of students; and Del Walden ’61, retired Cranbrook dean, teacher,
athletic director, coach and advisor, were recognized during the “Red and White Luncheon” at the Cutler Event Center’s Hathaway Court. Dave Cutler ’65, Microsoft senior technical fellow, was recognized as the Homecoming Grand Marshal at the luncheon, as well. Mark your calendars early – Homecoming 2013 will take place Oct. 11-12.
Visual Arts Department Hosts Gottuso and Van Voorhis This fall, the college’s Visual Arts Department hosted two artists, potter Jim Gottuso from Louisville, Ky., and painter Cathy VanVoorhis from Dexter, in the Riethmiller Blackman Art Building’s Kresge Art Gallery.
“Wild Riverbank” oil on canvas by Cathy VanVoorhis
In the month of September, Gottuso’s exhibition, titled “Etched in Clay,” was on display. In addition, Gottuso held his first demonstration workshop that coincided with Olivet’s Homecoming activities.
In 2004, Gottuso quit his job to pursue his dream of working with ceramics, and began making pots after the birth of his daughter. Gottuso’s work is available on Etsy, an online market for handmade and vintage items. Follow his blog “Sofia’s Dad’s Pots,” at http://jimgottuso.wordpress.com. In October, VanVoorhis’ oil paintings were on display in an exhibit titled “Quiet Beauty: Lakes and Rivers.” VanVoorhis has been painting landscapes for more than 30 years, and primarily focuses her artwork on the lakes and forests of Michigan and Canada. According to VanVoorhis, if she was not an artist, her love of nature would have led her to a career in biology. She currently lectures at the University of Michigan, and has displayed her work at many venues, including ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. For more information, visit cathyvanvoorhis.com. “Etched Ceramic Vase” by Jim Gottuso
Levin Gets “Up Close and Personal” With the Minds of Serial Kllers Criminal expert Jack Levin, Ph.D., presented “Serial Killers – Up Close and Personal,” during Olivet’s Lecture and Symposium Series Oct. 17. Levin is the Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University in Boston, where he co-directs the university’s Center on Violence and Conflict and teaches courses in the sociology of violence and hate. He has authored or co-authored 30 books, including “Mass Murder: America’s Growing Menace,” “Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers Up Close and Personal,” and “The Violence of Hate.” He appears frequently on national television programs, including 48 Hours, 20/20, Dateline NBC, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, The O’Reilly Factor, Larry King Live, and all network newscasts. Levin was honored by the Massachusetts Council for Advancement and Support of Education as its Professor of the Year. He has spoken to a Jack Levin, Ph.D. wide variety of community, academic, and professional groups, including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (a membership of 59 countries) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Smith Documentary Selected for ArtPrize® Olivet College’s Gary Smith, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication, and his wife Mary Jo Ramsey-Smith ’78, were selected to debut their film project, “Soul Tenders,” as an official entry in the 2012 Grand Rapids ArtPrize®. The film was supported in part by Olivet College’s professional development fund. “After more than two years of extensive travel, shooting on location in eight states, interviewing and ArtPrize editing, we’re extremely excited to share this new work with audiences at the 2012 ArtPrize® in Grand Rapids,”
Pantaleo ’85 Recalls Experience of 9/11 Author and retired U.S. Marine Corps Major Dan Pantaleo ’85 spoke as part of the college’s Lecture and Symposium Series Sept. 12. Pantaleo was working in his office in nearby Rosslyn on Sept. 11, 2001, when American Airlines Flight 77 hit the west wall of the Pentagon. He was serving as senior officer that day at the Joint Tactical Radio Systems’ Joint Program Office. After two planes hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, the realization quickly set in among Pantaleo and his colleagues that it was a terrorist attack. Pantaleo spent the next four days at the Pentagon heading up a crew recovering bodies, meeting with President George W. Bush, and in a scene captured on CNN and in The Washington Post, helped recover a Marine Corps flag from a charred office. His self-published book, “Four Dan Pantaleo ’85 Days at the Pentagon,” describes what he and others who responded did under difficult circumstances during the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Pantaleo retired from active duty with the Marine Corps in 2005 with the rank of major. He began a career as program manager with BAE Systems, Land and Armaments, a major defense contracting company, and currently serves as director of proposal operations. An Olivet College 1984 NCAA Division III wrestling champion, Pantaleo is a member of the State of Michigan Wrestling Hall of Fame and Olivet College Athletic Hall of Fame. He was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his actions at the Pentagon during 9/11. Pantaleo’s book is available on Amazon.com. All proceeds go to the Marine Wounded Warrior Regiment.
Smith said. “‘Soul Tenders’ explores alternative ways of seeing and being in the world at a time when our planet faces monumental challenges.” The Smiths were invited to debut “Soul Tenders” as part of the celebration of “Divine Wisdom and the Sacred Feminine.” The one-hour documentary explores the lives of nine women who “embrace the sacred in the simple beauties of each day.” ArtPrize® is an international art competition and social experiment where anyone can be an artist, any space can be a venue and everyone has a voice. The Smiths’ production was one of 1,500 entries from 56 countries and 45 states.
Faculty Promotions Announced Olivet recently promoted six of its full-time faculty members. Nick Juday has been named associate professor of health and human performance. He also serves as chair of the Health and Human Performance Department. Susanne Lewis, Ph.D., has been promoted to associate professor of chemistry. Lewis also serves as advisor to the Gruen Chemistry Society, a student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society, and co-advisor of the senior class. Martha Perkins, Ph.D., has been promoted to professor of humanities. In addition, she serves as advisor to the Garfield Lake Review, the college’s literary journal. Phil Reed has been promoted to associate professor of criminal justice. He also serves as director of the college’s criminal justice program and campus safety. Joanne Williams has been named associate professor of journalism and mass communication. In addition, she serves as director of the college’s Career Services Network and advisor to The Echo, Olivet’s student-run newspaper. John Wilterding, Ph.D., has been promoted to professor of biology and chemistry. He also serves as chair of the Natural and Physical Sciences Department.
Olivet Welcomes New Faculty The college welcomed four new faculty members at the start of the fall 2012 semester.
Michael Oyster ’77
Dali Giese has been named instructor of insurance. She is responsible for teaching the high school risk management and insurance partnership program implemented last year by Olivet College, the Eaton Intermediate School District Career Preparation Center and Farm Bureau Insurance. Michael Oyster ’77 is now serving as the college’s executive-in-residence. Oyster is responsible for teaching courses, leading the Phi Beta Lambda honor society for business majors and minors, and working to increase experiential learning opportunities for Olivet’s business students.
Three Employees Join President’s Cabinet Suresh Acharya ’99, Melissa (Sobie) Casarez ’02 and Karen Chaney, Ph.D., have been appointed to the president’s Cabinet, Olivet College’s senior leadership team. As an alumnus with extensive experience in technology and the college’s chief information technology officer, Acharya brings a perspective to the Cabinet that will both enhance discussion and decisions as well as improve his effectiveness and ability to lead Olivet’s technology effort. His appointment also brings with it a promotion to assistant vice president for technology.
Kathryn Perry joins the faculty as assistant professor of health and human performance. She is primarily responsible for mentoring the college’s physical education teacher Kathryn Perry Jennifer Sobie, Ph.D. preparation students, as well as teaching courses in the college’s Health and Human Performance Department and basic mathematics. Jennifer Sobie, Ph.D., has been named assistant professor of psychology. Previously a research scientist in neurobiology at Pfizer, Pharmacia and Upjohn, Sobie has taught many psychology and several animal behavior courses at University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana, Grand Rapids Community College and WMU, where she won several awards for her teaching.
New Staff Members Welcomed Olivet is pleased to announce the addition of several new staff members in 2012. They include: Corey Ballard ’12, grounds person; Bobbi Brandon, housekeeper; Jacob Dungey ’09, hall director; Greg Miller, campus safety officer; Wade Nichols ’05, admissions representative; Justin Otis, housekeeper; Ian Peters ’12, community service coordinator; Michelle Smyers, mailroom supervisor; and Jennifer Ten Haaf ’12, admissions representative.
Faculty and Staff News and Notes Dustin Byrd, assistant professor of humanities, authored the epilogue in “Alternative Sociology: Probing into the Sociological Thought of Allama M.R. Jafari,” by Seyed Javad Miri. In addition, Byrd’s article, “Bilderverbot and Utopia: On the Imageless God and Unarticulated Society,” was published in the journal Islamic Perspective. Tim Flynn, Ph.D., Performing Arts Department chair, assistant professor of music and music program director, presented his paper titled, “Newly Discovered ‘Portraits and Souvenirs’: Selected Unpublished Letters of Camille Saint-Saëns” at the 17th Biennial Conference on 19th Century Music at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Joanne Osborn ’09 has been promoted to assistant registrar. She previously served as a customer service specialist for the college.
As an alumna with extensive experience in admissions and as chief admissions officer, Casarez brings a unique perspective to the Cabinet that will both enhance discussions and decisions as well as improve her effectiveness and ability to lead the college’s admissions effort. Her appointment also brings with it a promotion to assistant vice president for admissions. Chaney brings a depth and breadth of perspective as a faculty member and as associate dean for academic affairs to the Cabinet. Her addition also notes the significant role she is playing in leadership within academic affairs as well as the significant role that academic affairs and the faculty must play in the leadership of the college and its future. FALL
Prescribing New Standards in Pediatric Medicine Melanie Engels ’08, Pharm.D.
BY JACKIE BOUNDS
Imagine your 2-year-old daughter is sick and you take
her to the pediatrician’s office. The doctor discovered she is having seizures and prescribes an anti-seizure medication called lamotrigine. You take the prescription to your local pharmacy to be filled; however, lamotrigine comes as a tablet medication that must be compounded to an oral liquid for a child.
The pharmacist fills your prescription at a concentration of 1 mg/ mL and you begin administering the exact dosage at home. Over the weekend, your daughter gets worse and you take her to the walk-in clinic or emergency room and inform the doctor of her current medication and that you give her 2 mL each day. She is admitted to the hospital and receives the same medication and amount (2 mL), but at a concentration of 20 mg/mL. Your daughter is receiving the correct anti-seizure medication but at different strengths from each pharmacy; she is now receiving 40 mg of lamotrigine in the hospital, whereas she was prescribed 2 mg of lamotrigine by her pediatrician. Developing standardized concentration guidelines for children’s medication is a top priority for Melanie Engels ’08, Pharm.D. “For children who cannot swallow tablets, pharmacies have to compound the medication on site,” said Engels. “One pharmacy can dilute the tablet to a concentration of 1 mg/mL and another can use 20 mg/mL. There is no set of standard guidelines for oral liquids compounded for children.” “Patient safety is the ultimate concern,” said Engels. “Some strengths can be too high for children. The story could also be reversed. Your daughter may be in the hospital and receive one dosage and be sent home with a prescription for the same thing but receive a different strength from a local pharmacy.” Engels is paving the way for pediatric compounding standardizations in Michigan. As a research assistant for the University of Michigan (U of M) Health Systems, she is working in conjunction with the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) on a research grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to look at the standardization of oral liquids compounded for pediatric use. She sent surveys regarding compounded concentrations to each of the 2,000 pharmacies in the state. Engels recently met at MPA
headquarters with the Pediatric Oral Compounding Task Force to discuss survey results and develop more concrete recommendations for pediatric medications. “The goal is to create one formula or recipe for each of the 150 compounded drugs that we reviewed so that no matter where you go for a prescription, you should receive the same strength,” said Engels. “This is a national issue, not just in our state. “Medication dosing errors are more common in pediatrics than adults because of weight-based dosing calculations,” she
Engels discusses dosage with a “mock patient” as part of her residency
added. “The main goal is to improve patient medication safety.” Engels began pursuing her dream of becoming a pharmacist by volunteering once a week at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, while she was a student at Olivet. “I rotated through many departments at the hospital,” she said. “When I finally reached the pharmacy department, I requested to stay and continued volunteering once a week to gain more experience.” As a freshman, she learned how to make medical kits, repackage medicine and how to translate a generic name into a brand name product. She received the Michigan Campus Compact Commitment to Service Award for her first year of volunteering at the hospital.
For nearly seven years, Engels worked at the Charlotte hospital, beginning with the basics and recently completing an internship requirement for her doctorate degree. As a pharmacy student she experienced many community and hospital pharmacy settings. “I was employed by Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital as a certified pharmacy technician in the fall of 2005,” said Engels. “When I received my internship license in 2008, I became a pharmacy intern there until I earned my doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Michigan in May of 2012.” Engels, of Battle Creek, earned a Bachelor of Arts at Olivet College in biology and biochemistry. The Pennfield High School valedictorian quickly embraced the small town culture at Olivet and immersed herself in activities from science to music. She was a member of Alpha Pi Upslion, the pre-medical honor society; science club; Global Citizen Honors Program; Helping Hands and Soronian. She played saxophone in the wind and jazz ensembles, worked as a student mentor, served as a teacher’s assistant in chemistry and organic chemistry, and also as director of the new student orientation. She won numerous awards and honors as a student, including the 2008 Donald A. Morris Award presented to the top graduating seniors with the highest grade point average (4.0). Collaborating with teachers and peers is not new to Engels; she has served as a guest speaker for science students on campus. She returns to Olivet at least twice a year to meet with her fellow science grads and the well-loved science department. Engels credits John Wilterding, Ph.D., professor of biology and chemistry, for sharing his own father’s pharmacist experiences with her and helping her to achieve her dream. Besides offering guidance to pre-med students at Olivet, Engels completed a research investigation on the integration of new courses in the U of M Pharm.D. program. She teamed up with U of M medicinal chemistry faculty advisor, Mustapha Beleh, Ph.D., to investigate the way courses are taught in Pharm.D.
programs. Their findings were presented at the American Association of College Pharmacy’s annual meeting in Florida this past July. “A lot of integration is happening in pharmacy programs across the U.S.,” Engels said. “For example, pharmacology and medicinal chemistry didn’t line up well at U of M because they were taught in separate semesters. Our research revealed general student satisfaction with how well the course content had been integrated into one course. “The goal is to make classes more parallel to each other,” she added. “First, we looked at how the integration worked by analyzing test results in addition to talking to students. One unmistakable finding was that students who participated in the remediation plan showed overall improvement on the final exam covering the same material. The remediation plan allowed students to remediate if they did not pass a midterm unit exam with hopes that they would be able to demonstrate competency on material covered by the unit exam and eventually perform satisfactorily on the cumulative final. Also, when students said they learned more from large group recitation sessions than they did from small group recitations, faculty switched to the large-group format.” This year, Engels is a pharmacy resident at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Part of the residency program includes an appointment at the U of M College of Pharmacy as a clinical adjunct faculty member teaching a disease management class to third-year pharmacy students. Her research, combined with her experience with on-the-job pharmacy training, helped Engels to succeed in her goal of becoming a pharmacist. Her ultimate career goal is to be involved in medication safety and pharmacy administration. “I started in primary care and anticoagulation, and then moved to medication safety,” said Engels. “Next is administration, followed by drug information.” Each month she has a different rotation and is gaining valuable knowledge to achieve her career aspirations.
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administration badly needed. But although the six escapees were home safe, the fact remained that 52 other hostages were still being held with no end to their captivity in sight. The oldest among them was Olivet alumnus and Manistee native Robert Ode ex’38, a retired Foreign Service officer. At age 65, Ode had little patience for the situation he was put in. Not only was he decades older than his captors, most of whom were in their early 20s, he had already spent a month in Tehran as part of a 45-day temporary assignment. But according to his fellow prisoners, Ode used his elder status to his advantage. He would instinctively exploit
Oldest of Hostages Held BY MOLLY (REED) GOALEY ’05
For those who were alive at the time, the disturbing images are unforgettable. It happened on Nov. 4, 1979, a day that started out like any other at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But unrest was dangerously growing among the antiAmerican protestors who typically congregated outside the embassy walls. By the time Americans turned on their television sets that evening, news of the Iran Hostage Crisis was already quickly spreading. More than 500 militant students had stormed the embassy, taking diplomats as hostages. Photos and video of the hostages bound and blindfolded would persist in news coverage for months. To add to the tragedy, a failed rescue attempt would result in a helicopter crash killing eight American servicemen. Now, with Oscar buzz swarming around actor and director Ben Affleck’s film, “Argo,” which opened in October, it seems that people can’t stop talking about the crisis, the various rescue missions, and of course, the hostages – those who were
rescued through the Argo mission, and the others who withstood 444 grueling days of captivity. The story of “Argo” is a fascinating one, and as Affleck puts it, too absurd not to be real. The movie is based on the plan hatched by real-life former CIA operative Tony Mendez, played by Affleck, to rescue six Americans who had escaped the embassy and were hiding in the home of Canadian diplomats. Mendez, known as the CIA’s “Master of Disguise,” came up with the idea of transforming the escapees into a Canadian film crew and sought the help of moviemakers in Hollywood to pull it off. Each of the Americans would be given a fake identity and role in the production of “Argo,” a phony sci-fi movie that required a desert setting. Assuming their aliases, the group would then escape right under the noses of the Iranians, flying to Canada out of Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport. The rescue was a great success story, one that the United States and the Carter
the Iranian respect for age despite having never spent time in Iran before his assignment. And during times of particular mistreatment, which were often, he was unafraid of scolding his young captors. In one such instance, Ode demanded a doctor for his ailing friend and lit in to the prison guard when his request was denied. His diary, dated Dec. 11, 1980 states, “404th day: Doctor has not come yet to see Don. I complained vociferously to Abbas and told him that while they profess to be concerned for the hostages’ welfare, in reality they couldn’t care less! Of course he denied it – said they are concerned but of course there are problems!” Ode also served as a source of comfort to the other hostages. “Sometimes I acted as an amateur doctor or amateur priest,” he stated after his release. And when times felt hopeless, his refusal to be a victim boosted morale inside the prison. “I told him [a fellow prisoner] to speak for himself…,” his diary states. “I had things to live for, that I fully intended to walk out of here to join my wife…” Robert C. Ode ex’38 (left) and retired board of trustees member Leo Tyson ’34 converse during Alumni Day at Olivet College in 1981.
And that’s just what he did. The hostages were finally released on inauguration day Jan. 20, 1981, after lengthy negotiations. Ode rejoined his wife, Rita, at their home in Arizona and accepted no further temporary assignments from the State Department. Ode, who died in 1995, attended Olivet College in the late 1930s, but was forced to drop out because of the Great Depression. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, making several Pacific landings, and was there to watch Gen. Douglas MacArthur make his famous walk through the surf on his return to the Philippines.
by Iran Ode later joined the State Department as a staff officer, and was assigned to embassies or consulates in Poland, England, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Liberia, Switzerland and Germany. He retired at the age of 60, but in 1977 accepted some temporary assignments overseas where his experience was needed. One such assignment was to assist in the aftermath of the Jonestown Massacre. In September 1979, Ode was asked to accept an assignment to relieve an officer at the American Embassy in Iran for 45 days. He was to return to the United States in mid-November before he was taken hostage. Olivet College awarded Ode with the degree Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, shortly after his release, and he also spoke about his experiences during Alumni Day May 9, 1981. Rita Muth Ode died March 18, 2012 at the age of 93. Together, the Odes contributed a $250,000 gift to the college to establish the Robert C. and Rita M. Ode Scholarship Fund.
Master Plan to Define Olivet Campus of 2020 and Beyond
BY MOLLY (REED) GOALEY ’05 With President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., two years at the helm, the college community is now well into the process of Charting the Course for Olivet College 2020 and Beyond, its strategic vision that encompasses all aspects of academic and community life through eight key attributes and their associated strategic objectives. With the “Vision 2020” as its guide, the college is in the process of integrating these goals into a Master Plan that will enhance the outcomes of the vision as it relates to the physical environment of the campus. “Among other things, the strategic plan calls for increasing the vibrancy of the campus and community, strategically growing the residential enrollment, and reinforcing and improving connections between the campus and the greater community,” said President Corey. “With these things in mind, the college is undertaking this comprehensive campus and facilities master planning initiative. Through this process we hope to define how we’ll develop the buildings and grounds of the future Olivet College campus in a way that serves the needs of the college and greater community.” Two outside organizations – Christman Company, led by CEO Steve Roznowski ’82, and MAYOTTEgroup Architects – have been tasked with providing the framework for the Master Plan. The team has been working diligently to involve the entire college community in creating a shared vision of what the next generation of the Olivet campus and its facilities need to be. Once the process of integrating Olivet’s strategic objectives with input from the college community is complete, the team will begin planning and designing an achievable long term path toward this shared vision. “We have started by engaging the whole Olivet College community in conversation about not only the physical campus, but more importantly the human activities and interactions that happen on campus to create the Olivet experience,” said Karen DeShon, Christman’s purposeful facilities consultant. “This conversation has included students, faculty and staff, trustees and administration, parents, alumni, and community leaders and neighbors from beyond the college family. Our aim is to create a realistic Master Plan that will make Olivet College better because of the way students, faculty and staff, and the community will learn and live within and around it. Through our conversations, we are also seeking to align the campus physical environment with the college vision and strategic plan, creating a unified story and place that can energize everyone to accomplish the steps and investments required.” DeShon said that questions for engaging the college’s constituents center on the activities and interactions that make the Olivet experience unique. “We prompt consideration of meaningful places and happenings on the current campus, desired changes, concerns, priorities and long-term thinking,” she said. “We probe for qualities of the campus that are important to people, to gain an understanding of why things are on the ‘wish list.’ A favorite question at the conclusion of each discussion is our request for a ‘parting thought,’ inviting each participant to share anything and everything on their minds regarding Olivet’s future plans.” According to DeShon, that feedback has provided a tremendous amount of insight spanning an array of themes, including the need to preserve campus history while upgrading technology, comforts and cosmetics, as well as the need to better exude Olivet’s valued reputation for strong academics, athletics, arts and music, student-faculty interactions, and a welcoming, diverse and intimate culture. “We’re getting a sense of what Olivet College means to the campus community,” said Todd Gute, MAYOTTEgroup principal architect. “Olivet has a strong sense of place and pride. It’s not just about growing the number of students, it’s about the experience Olivet provides. It’s a place that is as much about community as it college.” For more information on Charting the Course for Olivet College 2020 and Beyond, visit http://www.olivetcollege.edu/about/2020_beyond.php.
“Military Friendly School”
BY ALEX DEFINTA, SENIOR
G.I. Jobs Magazine has named Olivet College to the 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, a list of 1,700 schools out of the more than 12,000 asked to participate in a national survey. With its inclusion in the guide, Olivet joins colleges and universities representing the top 15 percent of military friendly schools in the nation; defined as institutions that “go above and beyond for military students,” according to Victory Media, the publisher of both G.I. Jobs and the annual guide. “We are very excited in being acknowledged this way – it gives a level of confidence in the college,” said President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D. “It’s an opportunity to celebrate on one hand and reflect on the other hand on what we can do better.” Simply participating in the survey for a spot on the list is not enough; schools must demonstrate how they serve the military and veterans’ community at a higher standard through 10 weighted criteria, designed by Victory Media, which has determined the schools included in the guide for the last four years. “Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Olivet College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media, in a news release. In this industry leading competition, selection means increased visibility for Olivet College to the growing ranks of more than 600,000 military members seeking to take advantage of the benefits of higher education their service has earned them. “It’s symbolic of the fact that we’ve come to realize the value of veterans
and their contributions and their potential to succeed at Olivet College,” said Thomas Sampson, Ph.D., assistant professor of education at Olivet and Vietnam War veteran. The Guide lists the financial benefits, flexibility, degrees, accreditation status and a range of other information that military members, veterans and their dependents can use to help make their decision on which school to attend. “By offering a veteran friendly campus and encouraging student soldiers to apply, we have the opportunity to create a challenging and rewarding educational experience,” said Leslie Sullivan, Olivet’s registrar and designated correspondent with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Olivet College has a history of inclusion and providing a welcoming atmosphere to military members and veterans. Sampson noted a number of changes in the school since his appointment to the faculty in 2003. “We’re progressing with our efforts to offer an inclusive environment to veterans. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s good business,” he said. “I’m most proud of Olivet’s actively inclusive faculty, staff and students,” added Clair Stevens ’80, J.D., associate professor of insurance and risk management, and a Navy and Army National Guard veteran. Stevens joined the faculty in 1978, a time when society didn’t regard veterans in the same way as today. “[Back then] we didn’t talk about being a veteran; we didn’t wear anything to show we were veterans,” he said. Both Sampson and Stevens expressed their heartfelt desire to ensure today’s veterans never experience what veterans of the past once suffered.
Today’s views are much different. In addition to veterans’ educational services, the college also hosts an annual Veterans Day program, which gives students the opportunity to hear faculty members and fellow students speak about their military experiences. The event was organized in 2002 by Cynthia Noyes, J.D., associate professor of sociology and anthropology and a self-described military “brat,” in conjunction with veterans on the faculty, as a way to get her students to understand what it means to serve in the military. “I had students who didn’t know what it entailed to be a veteran,” Noyes said. “I thought it was important to understand why we have Veterans Day.” Olivet College currently hosts 26 veterans and dependents of veterans as members of the student body, a number expected to grow as more veterans turn to higher education. “The environment on campus is welcoming for veterans,” said senior John Vercher, president of the Student Government Association and an active duty Air Force veteran and current Air National Guard member. “The professors understand the needs of veterans, and the local community is very supportive of the military.” The Military Friendly Schools media and website, found at www.military friendlyschools.com, feature the 2013 list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. Victory Media’s lists are also published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines, are republished in national and local periodicals, and are frequently cited on national and local TV stations. Editor’s note: Alex deFinta is a 22-year veteran of the United States Air Force and a staff writer for the Echo, Olivet’s studentrun newspaper. He also serves as the first president of the newly formed Olivet College Veterans’ Advocates student group.
Students in the News Insurance and risk management majors Amy Weston, a senior from Eaton Rapids, and Eric Dawdy, a freshman from Holt, recently earned the recognized and respected Associate in General Insurance
Educator to Sea Distinguished Visitor Program
Three Olivet College employees were invited to participate in the Educator to Sea Distinguished Visitor embark aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz Oct. 30-31. The program, which is hosted by Commander, Naval Air Forces in San Diego, Calif., was designed to foster awareness and understanding of the role of carrier aviation, as well as demonstrate the high-level training required to keep U.S. sailors ready to meet the nation’s needs. Heather Bateman, director of athletics; Maria Davis, Ph.D., provost and dean of the college; and John Homer, Ph.D., Business Administration Department chair and professor of economics, had the opportunity to take a rare first-hand look at life aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz while witnessing the pride and professionalism of the young men and women who serve the United States at sea. The group departed the Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) in San Diego Tuesday, Oct. 30, and were flown out to the aircraft carrier. The U.S.S. Nimitz was commissioned May 3, 1975 by President Gerald Ford in Newport News, Va., and has been called upon to support war and peace efforts around the world. After an overnight stay aboard the aircraft carrier, visitors were catapulted off the ship on Wednesday, Oct. 31, returning to NASNI. The employees were part of a small group of 16 individuals invited by the U.S. Navy to participate in the embark, an honor that is reserved for civilians who are active leaders in their communities. According to the Commander, Naval Air Forces website, some of the people invited to participate in the Distinguished Visitor program include legislative representatives, city council members, corporate executives, educators, and other leaders of broad-based organizations who have not previously experienced the excitement of aircraft carrier operations. For more information on the program, visit http://www.public.navy.mil/airfor/Pages/ distinguishedvisitor.aspx. Heather Bateman, director of athletics; John Homer, Ph.D, Business Administration Department chair; and Maria G. Davis, Ph.D, provost and dean of the college, aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz.
(AINS) designation, awarded through The Institutes, located in Malvern, Pa. The AINS designation is conferred to participants who demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of insurance principles, practices, policies and coverages by passing a series of three rigorous exams, as well as demonstrating ethical decision making skills by successfully completing the program’s “Ethical Guidelines for Insurance Professionals” course. As a result of their achievement, Weston and Dawdy have earned the right to use the AINS designation after their names, demonstrating to other professionals and the public their commitment to education and proficiency in the insurance field. In October, eight students participated in a weekend service trip with the Morgan-Scott Project in Deer Lodge, Tenn., an organization that provides a common cooperative base for churches, agencies and individuals to identify the problems of and provide solutions for people in peril in Morgan and Scott counties, two of the most impoverished areas of Tennessee. The students’ work included painting a food bank and outreach center, and sawing pipes for running water in a house that previously had none. Students who participated in the trip include: Jaime Cain, a freshman from Grant; Beth Conrad, a junior from Ionia; Rafael Figueroa, a senior from Lansing; Anjina Griffin, a freshman from Detroit; Shannon Haines, a freshman from Pinckney; Miranda Miller, a freshman from Mecosta; Chellel Narcissa, a junior from Detroit; and Shannon Peterson, a freshman from Detroit. FALL
Prison Play Leads to Breakout S for 1964 JV Football Team BY DAVE PRICE ’68 Dave Price ’68, former captain, remembers his team’s fiercest competition
It’s August 1964, time to report for football practice at the college of my choice, Olivet. I have been running and lifting weights in the evening while working at a truck farm in New Boston, Mich. during the day. As I figured, having been all conference at Riverview High School in what I considered the toughest Class B football conference in the state – and being teammates with the likes of Lloyd Carr, Irv Sigler ’65, Bill McCartney and Woody Widenhofer – college football would be a cake walk. My plan was to arrive at Olivet, get settled in and play hardnosed football with the best of them. Irv had actually talked me into visiting O.C. in May of 1964 when my plan of entering the Air Force Academy fell through. As I toured the campus that spring, I had the feeling that this was the place for me – and Irv, and Coaches Stu Parsell and Emerson Dromgold convinced me that my next four years would be spent in Comet country. As I sat in our first team meeting in the basement of the collegiate center, I looked around the room, sized up the competition and felt real good that this bunch of guys was no match for a Dave Price ’68 downriver football player of my caliber. Coach Parsell then asked each of us to stand up, introduce ourselves, and tell which high school we were from and our position. As I listened and looked, it only reinforced my thoughts that I would be a
shoo-in to start on Saturdays. I was 6’2” and 195 pounds at the time and felt that I was one of the bigger guys in that room, so my chances remained good. As we finished with the introductions, coach got back up and quietly said, “Now, gentlemen, I’d like you to meet the varsity football team for 1964 here at Olivet.” The doors opened and in walked some of the biggest guys I had ever seen up close – Bill Stephens ’65, Dan Fitzpatrick ’67, Frank Ignac ’65, George Pyne ’65, Irv Sigler, Ron Zazzara ’65, the list goes on. I was amazed at the places all over the country these guys came from just to attend Olivet – New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, all over the map. Right then I knew, I too, had made the right choice of a college. As it turned out, I later learned our offensive line (varsity that is) in the fall of 1964 was the biggest in the state of Michigan that year – bigger even than MSU or U of M. Coach Parsell finished up by explaining that a few of us freshmen would make it onto the varsity and the rest would dress on home game Saturdays (to make the sideline look more impressive), and play our games ( JV) on Sundays. “Great,” I thought, “just like my Detroit Lions.” The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association in those days did not have a schedule for JV football – we were lucky enough to play the dreaded prison circuit. On consecutive Sundays, our team had the unique pleasure of visiting Jackson State Prison, Michigan Reformatory in Ionia and Cassidy Lake minimum security facility, and the kicker was they were all away games for us. I remember asking Coach Dromgold why we never played any home Sunday games at the JV level, only to get that grin of his and a “wait and see” answer. Guess the state did not trust their inmates on a bus trip or during warm-ups at away
games, so on the road we were. Our first stop in early September 1964 was Jackson State Prison. Here we are, fresh out of high school, now college football players walking into a maximum security prison where about 10 years before there had been a riot with inmates and guards beaten and killed. Now, I was nice and never informed our out-of-state teammates about the riot – didn’t want to scare them – but as it turned out the inmates did that for me. We were taken by our escort, an overweight guard with a double barreled shot gun, down a long, dark sidewalk between two high grey block walls. From the windows, inmates were yelling encouraging things like, “Watch out for #9, he’s gonna kill you!” and “Hey, #23 isn’t here for skipping Sunday school!” What were we getting into? The football field was not really an official one, being that it was 105 yards long. It was solid dirt, dusty, brown and very dry with an iron manhole cover on the 45-yard line. We tried to avoid getting tackled on that thing, if at all possible. It was clear upon our arrival that Sunday football in these prisons was the absolute highlight of the fall. Inmates were betting everything they had – money, cigarettes, you name it – on the outcomes. There were 3,000 of them staring down at us from the old wooden bleachers; most screaming for our necks, heads and whatever else they could get a hold of. This was win at all cost for Jackson State. We were surrounded by guard towers; each manned with a guard with a high powered rifle aimed to stop trouble. Or maybe a runner from scoring just in case it ruined the betting spread; either way I was not calmed even when our escort told us, “Don’t worry, those guards are there just to keep order.”
Success As I went out for our first defensive series (I was a starting defensive end) I also noticed that unlike most high school grass fields, this one was lined with chalk usually used for base paths in baseball games. On the very first play from scrimmage I ended up with a handful of white chalk in my eyes and it burned all game long. Sometime in the second quarter, as I turned to sprint up field to take on a running back with the ball on a pitch out, I lowered myself to get my legs underneath me. He cut to the outside and I had to dive to try to cut his legs out – that was the last I remembered of my first trip to Jackson State. The running back stopped, kicked me in the head (with a suspension helmet it was like wearing baseball cap) and I was out like a light. I recall waking up on the sideline and being out the rest of the game. My final memory (what was left of it) was the trip back to Olivet when we stopped for a post-game meal. I felt better lying down on the back of the bus, and one of my teammates yelled, “Hey coach, Price is out back here. What do you want to do?” The coach responded, “Leave him there, he’ll be OK. Let’s eat.” So much for team camaraderie. Not only was I out of the game early, I was out of supper too. We played a total of six Sunday games and won five of them, beating the Jackson State Golden Bears the second time around. A great feat for a bunch of 18-year-olds going against seasoned veterans of 25 to 30. The games were always tough but as we looked back on it I think it set the tone for the success we had at the varsity level in our next three years, highlighted by an 8-1 record in 1967. Some tough lessons, but some great memories to boot. Go Comets!
Dorothy Bigford ’96 BY LINDA JO SCOTT
Olivet College will surely miss Dorothy Bigford. She was only 67 and had been serving the college faithfully and generously for 43 years when she passed June 11, 2012. Dorothy was one of the most unselfish persons I have ever known. During her decades at the college she had many different titles ranging from a secretary in the Registrar’s Office under Fritz Lewis and secretary for the Athletic Department, when she started in 1969. Over the years she became faculty secretary, serving the social sciences and natural and physical sciences departments. She also served as word processing supervisor, publications manager, typography manager and secretary for the faculty senate. No matter what tasks she was assigned, she gave her full energy and skill with no complaints. I remember that back before computers were part of the Garfield Lake Review literary magazine production, Dorothy would carefully type, proofread and oversee the printing and assembling of the entire document. She had many other duties at the same time, and we knew that she did a lot of the “Garf ” work on her own time. Another way Dorothy was involved at the college was as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society for college students, faculty, staff and administrators, and as a longtime member of the Women’s Board. Music was important in Dorothy’s life. She was a selftaught pianist, sang in the college’s choirs and even went on some tours with them. Dorothy Bigford ’96 Dorothy completed her college degree at Olivet in 1996, taking a course at a time over many years. We had a big party at my house to honor and congratulate her, and I still remember that she even asked if she could bring some food for the occasion. Dorothy loved games, especially her traveling Yahtzee game, bowling on local leagues, and camping with family and friends. She was very active in her church in Charlotte, and at her funeral her minister Perry Purcell spoke of all she did for the church and its members. He felt sure that even though Dorothy died very suddenly and unexpectedly, she had prepared herself over the years for heaven. As evidence of how much Dorothy was loved, the large Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte was packed with hundreds of friends from the South Cochran Church of God as well as from the college. She was to be buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Orland, Ind., and afterward, some from the service drove to that cemetery to be present for her burial. Dorothy’s husband, Ray, worked for the physical plant at the college for more than 20 years, retiring in 2011, and their daughter Dawn (Bigford) McLeod graduated from the college in 1991.
“Dorothy loved Olivet College. Along with her family and her church, the college was the center of her life.” Ray Bigford FALL
Wiseman Takes Men’s Soccer Women’s Golf D to Elite Status BY GEOFF HENSON Since coming to Olivet in 2009, Head Coach Chad Wiseman has built the men’s soccer program into one of the elite ones in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic
to be talked about in regards to a possible bid to the 2012 NCAA Division III National Men’s Soccer Championships. In the end, Olivet just missed receiving its first-ever bid to the national tournament. “We were on the bubble,” said Wiseman, who served as the MIAA’s representative on the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee. “We were talked about, but a loss at the end of the regular season likely kept us From left: Head Coach Chad Wiseman, Matt Sirchia, Cole Dehen, Jake Jensen, Matt Garza and Assistant Coach Josh Ross. out of the national tournament. We will return almost our Association (MIAA), as he has led the entire starting lineup in 2013, and the Comets to four straight winning seasons for guys will work hard to get that elusive the first time in school history. bid.” In his first season in 2009, Olivet won For their efforts in 2012, seven 11 games, which was one shy of the singleComets were rewarded with recognition season school record. In 2010, the Comets on the All-MIAA teams. Senior defender equaled the 1997 team’s win total of 12. Cole Dehen, sophomore goalkeeper Last year, Olivet broke the record with 14 Alex Lang, junior midfielder Fred Smyser, wins, including a school record nine victories and sophomore forward Esteban Russell in MIAA play. This season, the Comets all earned first-team honors. Sophomore exceeded both those totals with a 16-5-1 midfielder Camden Iwasko, sophomore overall record, including a 10-4 mark defender John Leutzinger, and freshman against MIAA opponents. Wiseman forward Cory Werner-Hoskins were became the winningest men’s soccer coach second-team selections. In addition, in school history with a 53-25-6 record. Werner-Hoskins was named the In addition to the win total this year, MIAA’s Newcomer of the Year. Olivet advanced to the MIAA Tournament “I am very happy and proud for the championship game for a second straight individual accolades these players have season. For three weeks during the season, earned,” said Wiseman. “They have all the Comets were the No. 1 ranked team in worked extremely hard and are very the National Soccer Coaches Association of deserving. That being said, we know America (NSCAA) Central Region poll these accolades do not come without team and climbed as high as No. 8 in the success. Winning 16 games, including NSCAA national Top 25 poll. 10 against MIAA opponents, has For its play, Olivet was included three solidified us as one of the top programs times in the NCAA Central Region in the MIAA. Obviously, the opposing rankings. Being ranked allowed the Comets coaches have also taken note.”
From left: Head Coach Bill Maas ’89, Ashley Stark, Kirstin Langer, Casey Lamp, Brooke Kastamo
BY GEOFF HENSON The Olivet College women’s golf team captured its second straight Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) championship in 2012. The Comets did so in dominating fashion, beating runner-up Saint Mary’s (Ind.) College by 51 strokes. A year ago, Olivet had to come from behind to win the league title. This season, there was no doubt the Comets were the best school, as they won four of five MIAA outings and Olivet golfers were the medalist at all five. “To be that dominating was bit of a surprise,” said Head Coach Bill Maas ’89. “Going into the season, I was not sure how we would do with such a young team and also felt another team in the league would be better. We got some nice contributions from a couple newcomers and some really great contributions from two juniors who played well last year but really stepped up this year.” Junior Theresa Damico, of White Lake, was the medalist at three of Theresa Damico the jamborees and the two-day championships en route to being named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Golfer. Over six rounds of golf, she averaged 78.2 strokes. Junior Adrienne Plourde, of Redford, joined her in earning first-team All-MIAA honors with an 80.8 average, which placed her second among all MIAA golfers.
Adrienne Plourde, Theresa Damico, and Matt Wait ’99.
Damico is now a three-time AllMIAA pick, including two straight firstteam selections. Plourde is also a twotime first-team all-league honoree. “Theresa worked very hard to get at the level she played at this fall,” said Maas. “Nobody wants to win more than her. Adrienne wants to compete and wants to win. Nobody works harder than her. She is definitely all in when it comes to effort and attitude.” Freshmen Brooke Kastamo, of Howell, and Casey Lamp, of Kalamazoo, earned second-team all-MIAA honors. Only two total strokes separated the two first-year golfers, as Kastamo had 523 strokes for an 87.2 average, and Lamp had a 525 for an 87.5 average. “As college freshmen, you could not have asked for a better way for Brooke and Casey to start their collegiate golf careers,” said Maas. “They are extremely smart on the course, and you could see they got more comfortable and improved as the season progressed.” The other two members of the team are junior Ashley Stark, of Grass Lake, and freshman Kirstin Langer, of Battle Creek. With the championship, Olivet will now host two of three MIAA rounds in April to determine the league’s automatic qualifier to the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championships. “Not qualifying for nationals last year was a bummer,” said Maas. “I expect us to play with more intensity and compete at a higher level in the spring. It’s certainly going to be an advantage playing two of the qualifying rounds on our course.”
Comet Sports NEWS & NOTES NEW COACHES This spring, the men’s and women’s lacrosse programs will have new coaches leading their respective teams. Adam Hague is serving as interim head coach for the men’s program, while Mary Ann Meltzer is the head women’s lacrosse coach. Hague came to Olivet after serving as the Adam Hague head varsity boys’ lacrosse coach at Tecumseh High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Adrian College in 2012, where he earned four varsity letters in lacrosse. Hague was a two-time All-Midwest Lacrosse Conference selection. Meltzer was most recently the director/ coach of the Detroit Lacrosse Club. She Mary Ann Meltzer also served as the head women’s lacrosse coach at University of Detroit Mercy for three years and the club program at University of Michigan for five seasons. Meltzer is the winningest lacrosse coach in U of M history, leading the Wolverines to a 93-22 record. She has a bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland. Also this spring, Rick Halverson starts his first season as the head women’s tennis coach. Before coming to Olivet, he was an assistant tennis coach at Michigan Technological University for five years. Halverson holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan Tech. Megan Miller recently completed her first season as the head volleyball coach this fall, while Elise Knoche is in the middle of her first season as the head swimming and diving coach this winter. Miller came to Olivet after a
successful coaching career at PewamoWestphalia High School. She led the Pirates to a 228-86-38 record in six seasons. Miller earned a bachelor’s degree from Great Lakes Christian College in Megan Miller 2009. Knoche most recently served as the assistant swimming and diving coach at University of St. Thomas (Minn.) for three years.She was also an assistant coach at Oberlin (Ohio) College for one year and interim assistant coach at Carleton (Minn.) College for one season. Knoche earned a bachelor’s degree Elise Knoche from Carleton in 2006 and master’s degree from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. ATHLETE HONOR ROLL Junior Jenna Mayle, of Ionia, earned secondteam All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) honors in women’s soccer. She was also a Capital One Academic AllDistrict VI selection. Mayle carries a perfect 4.0 grade point average in visual arts. Junior Nick Julian, of Clinton Twp., earned first-team All-MIAA honors in men’s golf. He finished with a 75.1 stroke average over the eight MIAA rounds to rank second among the league leaders. Senior Justin Ardelean, of Owosso, earned second-team All-MIAA honors after posting a 77.3 stroke average. Four football players, sophomore defensive lineman Ryan Armstrong, of Rives Junction; freshmen linebackers Ryheem Bonivel, of Caledonia; and Curtis French, of Carleton; and freshman defensive back Noah Keefer, of Fayette, Ohio, were all named second-team All-MIAA. Keefer led the team with 67 tackles, followed by French (50), Bonivel (47) and Armstrong (29).
Esther “Essie” (Nolph) Munster ’72 retired, after 36 years, from teaching in the Battle Creek Public Schools in June 2010. Now she enjoys volunteering for Christian, educational and charitable organizations, spending time with family and friends, gardening, reading and doing crafts. E-mail Essie at email@example.com.
Lou Diaz ’59 and wife, Donna, met Olivet friends at their house in Boyne City for a three-day reunion in September. The main activity was sailing on Lake Charlevoix on the Diazes’ boat, Tequila. E-mail Judy and Bob Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org; Martha and Howard Bondy at email@example.com; Bev and Doug Byron at firstname.lastname@example.org; Lou and Donna Diaz at email@example.com.
Francis Giblin ’73 is a principal in Boca Raton, Fla. E-mail Francis at FPG928@aol.com.
Front row from left: Judy (Buschagan) ’62 and Bob ’59 Burns, Roger Tharp ’59, Martha (Vos) ’61 and Howard ’59 Bondy. Back row: Doug ’59 and Bev (Ball) ’61 Byron, Lou Diaz ’59.
1960s Joyce (Kristoffy) Hewlett ’64 has launched her pottery on Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade and vintage items. Joyce’s unique items make excellent gifts for Christmas, birthdays, showers or just because you want a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself. Go to www.etsy.com and search for Kristoffy Kreations. Bob Jansen ’68, Abe Maioho ’68, Mike Pugh ’68 and Jim Taggart ’68 reunited at the Quest Golf Club in Houghton Lake Sept. 14. Bob Jansen and wife, Sue, hosted a steak fry for the “fearsome foursome” at the Jansen home in Roscommon. Mike will host next year’s event at the West Branch Country Club. E-mail Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org; Mike at email@example.com; Abe at firstname.lastname@example.org; Jim at email@example.com. Lynwood “Woody” Wiley ’68 retired July 1 after 42 years with Boy Scouts of America. Woody was honored June 23 at a special reception and luncheon in Monroe Township, N.J. Woody and wife, Susan, reside in College Dale, Tenn. E-mail Woody at Lynwood.firstname.lastname@example.org. Karl Wilson ’69 was honored with the Albion High School Distinguished Alumni Award on Sept. 22. Karl received his master’s in guidance and counseling from Michigan State University. Karl taught in Detroit but later spent 31 years in Lansing as a teacher and guidance counselor at Gardner Middle School before retiring in 2005. Karl and wife, Connie (Paramore) ’72 have two sons and two grandsons. E-mail Karl at email@example.com.
1970s Alhasan Ceesay ’71, M.D., continues to raise funds for the Manding Medical Centre at Njawara, The Gambia, to help the rural children of that area, many of whom have died prematurely for lack of facilities and trained doctors. The purchase of his books, which can be found on Amazon.com, Lulu.com or by e-mailing Alhasan at firstname.lastname@example.org, helps support his cause. Alhasan Ceesay ’71, M.D. Paul Fuhrmann ’71 is a senior developer with Protective Insurance, and he sings with the Ambassadors of Harmony, a 150-voice barbershop chorus. Paul and wife, B.J., have four children and seven grandchildren. They live in Ballwin, Mo. and would love to hear from classmates. E-mail Paul at PDFbari@aol.com.
Dennis O’Mara ’73 retired, after 30 years of teaching art in the Hastings Public School District, to focus on painting and sculpture. His cast paper sculpture, “Survival,” was an official entry in ArtPrize in Grand Rapids this fall. Denny is vice president of the Great Lakes Pastel Society and teaches art appreciation at Kellogg Community College. E-mail Denny at email@example.com. Chris Czopek ’74 has authored “Who was Who in Company K” with reliable facts about the Native American soldiers in Company K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters, during the Civil War 1861-65. With a grant from Central Michigan University, Chris is also working on a documentary for the History Channel. E-mail Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rev. Mike Fales ’75, director of service learning and campus ministries at Olivet, presented a paper in November, titled “A Call for the Second Social Gospel Movement – Christian Justice in the 21st Century” at the Eighth Congregational Symposium in Madison, Wis. The paper explores the social gospel movement from a historical and theological perspective and relates current social issues to those that drove the movement in response to industrialization in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It concludes by calling for a return to Social Gospel Rev. Mike Fales ’75 Theology in the Congregational Christian Churches of today. Fales’ paper has been selected for publication in the next issue of the International Congregational Journal. E-mail Mike at email@example.com. Chuck Millbrook ’76 retired in May from teaching elementary students, spending his last seven years teaching physical education in the Grand Ledge Public Schools. He now devotes his time to his real estate business, Millbrook Realty, LLC, in Grand Ledge. Chuck and wife, Kim (Wood) ’03, have two children. E-mail Chuck at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tim Baker ’77 was inducted Oct. 13 into the 2012 Constantine High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He started coaching the junior varsity football team in 1980, serving as assistant varsity coach from 1981-89, and became head football coach in 1980, compiling a 117-29 Chuck Millbrook ’76 record. Tim is an assistant football coach at Olivet College. E-mail him at email@example.com. David German ’77, Grace Presbyterian Church’s music director, is serving as the interim music director for the Peoria Civic Chorale in Illinois. Since 2005, David has sung bass with the Peoria Area Civic Chorale. David holds degrees from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. Julia Shaffer ex’78 has published “Angel with Attitude, Living with Multiple Sclerosis or Other Diseases/Disabilities with Courage, Humor and Attitude.” Julia was a senior secretary in the Dublin (Ohio) City Schools until she had to retire, due to multiple sclerosis which she has now lived with for more than 20 years. The book is $9.95 and can be purchased at publishamerica.com under
“inspirational.” She recommends her book for family members, loved ones, friends or anyone in the medical field who works with people with disabilities. E-mail Julia at Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org. Jack Wallace ’78 is head football coach at Okemos High School. Jack is a Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Famer and former Fowlerville High School coach from 1978-2010. E-mail Jack at email@example.com.
1980s Dan Choike ’81 retired in May after 30 years of service in the Marine Corp. Since 2009, he was the leader of Quantico Marine Corps base. Dan and wife, Debbie, live in the Quantico, Va., area. Brian Hughes ’82 conducts the Quad City Wind Ensemble which won the 2012 American Prize for outstanding instrumental music performance. Brian is currently serving as an orchestral educator in the Dubuque (Iowa) Community Schools. E-mail Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rich Hamann ’85 ran the 5K Borgess Run May 6 with his family members. It was a first race for most of them. Brother, Tony ex’88, ran the marathon, and the entire family joined him for the last mile. E-mail Rich at rhamann85 @aol.com; Christine Moulton at email@example.com.
Hi Kaufmann ’93 is building her massage and energy work practice and working in a health food store in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She is now a minister and can perform wedding ceremonies. E-mail Hi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John DeGarmo ’93, Ph.D.
Raymond Redner ex’98 is a state school chaplain in Mandurah, Western Australia. He and wife, Emma, live in Meadow Springs, Western Australia. Josh Vance ’99 earned his master’s degree in school counseling at the University of Toledo in May 2012. He is a school counselor at Waite High School in Toledo, Ohio. E-mail Josh at email@example.com.
Christine Moulton ’11 and Rich Hamann ’85
Damon Greer ’86 is a senior probation officer and pastor. He and wife, Lydia, live in Fresno, Texas. E-mail Damon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brooke (Tuell) Judd ’86 is the superintendent of Olivet Community Schools where she has worked for eight years. She recently earned her master’s degree in educational leadership from Western Michigan University. Brooke and husband, David, have four children. E-mail Brooke at email@example.com. Barry Cannon ’87 is athletic director and 12th grade English teacher at Martin Luther King High School in Detroit. He had been a teacher at Southeastern High School for 12 years. Barry continues working on his doctorate in educational administration. E-mail Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barry Cannon ’87
John DeGarmo ’93, Ph.D., a leading expert in the foster care system, has written a book, “Fostering Love: One Foster Parent’s Journey.” It is a true life account of his experience as a foster parent, along with his wife and their own three children, as he “followed God’s call” to take foster children into their home. The book can be found on Amazon.com. E-mail John at email@example.com.
Matt Wait ’99, J.D., ran the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon with his dad Oct. 21. It was Matt’s first marathon. He is associate professor of interdisciplinary studies at Olivet College. E-mail Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2000s Judi Henckel ’00 is the college access network coordinator for Athens, Tekonsha and Union City. She has taught civics, journalism, social studies, history, computers and business at Athens High School for 21 years.
Melissa (Sobie) Casarez ’02 ran the Charlevoix Marathon June 23. Olivet College’s head women’s track and field coach, Karen Lutzke, coached her to a 3:33:31 finish, qualifying her to run the Boston Marathon in 2013. Melissa is assistant vice president for admissions at Olivet College. E-mail her at mcasarez @olivetcollege.edu. Judson Burpee ’03 and Katie Reed ’06 traveled to Washington, D.C., in July to serve as members of Jeter’s Leaders, a youth leadership and social change program, named by the captain of the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter, and funded by his Turn 2 Foundation. The program is designed to promote healthy lifestyles, academic achievement and social change activism among high school students. In addition, Katie ran her first marathon, the Kalamazoo Marathon, May 5, finishing at 5:06:29. Katie teaches high school social studies at St. Philip Catholic Central in Battle Creek. E-mail Katie at email@example.com.
Jerome Webster ’88, Ph.D., is the sixth president of Terra State Community College in Fremont, Ohio. His inauguration ceremony was Nov. 16. He was the vice president for student and administrative affairs at Terra State and previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Toledo.
Loren Partlo ’89 is teaching self defense at Olivet College. E-mail Loren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Wait ’99, J.D. (right)
Melissa (Sobie) Casarez ’02
Jeff Lamb ’92 is the executive underwriting officer overseeing wholesale underwriting for Markel Corporation. In 2008 Jeff helped open the Markel midsouth office in Dallas, Texas, where he has served as the managing director of production and underwriting for that office. Jeff recently relocated to Richmond, Va. E-mail Jeff email@example.com. FALL
Bill Buchanan Birthday Bash BY JIM BRINEY ’69 Bill Buchanan taught at Olivet College for 16 years. He thought himself to be unobtrusive but his presence and teaching methods did not go unnoticed. His resonant voice, manner of speaking and singular personality set him apart. Bill was a child prodigy who remained a cause of wonder. I suspect that Bill would be surprised to know that a fund in his name was established after his death in 2003. Vestiges of the tutorial system remained at Olivet through the 1960s. Bill did the best he could to reintroduce the notion and practice of a liberal arts education based on the great books and poetry. He did this in the classroom and with gatherings in the converted one car garage of his modest home. Those of us who gathered there to eat a hamburger and to listen to the latest Beatles albums also sat with known poets and scholars that Bill had brought to the college for such occasions, reminiscent of the time when Carl Sandburg, Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein frequented Olivet. The Bill Buchanan Fund was established to recognize more than a man. The intention is to recall the best of an era evidenced by a remarkable faculty in the arts and sciences. They embodied specific Bill Buchanan knowledge and personified intellectual honesty. Together they helped to rekindle an appreciation for learning and thinking. The Jim Coleman Prize in memory of Tim Boal is sponsored by a portion of the earned income from the Bill Buchanan Fund. It is the first of several initiatives that are intended ‘to support educational, cultural, and other charitable programs, projects and activities associated with Olivet College that will remember and honor former faculty member Bill Buchanan.’ After Bill’s passing, former students, faculty and friends celebrated his life with intermittent gatherings held in Olivet around the time of his birthday. The next gathering is set for March 2, 2013 in Dole Hall’s Klock Commons. All are welcome to attend. Bill enjoyed a certain amount of affirmation that stemmed from his steadfast devotion to us. In many ways he brought us together as we experienced what it is to form community. Bill had a genuine interest in our lives and an ear for the latest tidbit. That too is part of what brings us together. It will be good to see and visit with those who show up. We will award the prize cited above and hear more about the purpose and intent of what has been established in Bill’s name.
Andrea Davis ’05 is a graphic designer and senior global training specialist for Genzyme in Cambridge, Mass. Andrea had been a graphic designer and website designer at Lansing Community College. She and son, Gavin, 10, are living in the Boston area. E-mail Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff Knight ’05 is assistant vice president for national accounts for ACE Excess Casualty in San Francisco, Calif. E-mail Jeff at Jeffrey.knight@ACEGroup.com. Stephen Kolomyjec ’05, Ph.D., is a visiting assistant professor of genetics and molecular ecology at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Previously, Stephen had spent seven years in Australia where he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees. E-mail Stephen at Stephen.email@example.com.
Stephen Kolomyjec ’05, Ph.D.
Elizabeth “Beth” (Flanary) Cieszkowski ’06 is a first grade teacher at Fern Persons Elementary School in Olivet. In 2010 Beth earned her master’s degree in education at Spring Arbor University with a concentration in curriculum and instruction. E-mail Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chad Folkersma ’06 is teaching social science at Sault Ste. Marie High School. Chad and wife, Denise (Ritzer) Folkersma ’07, recently moved from Manistee to Sault Ste. Marie. E-mail Chad and Denise at email@example.com. Edward Jones ’06 is teaching health and physical education at Shrine Catholic High School and Academy in Royal Oak. Prior to working in Royal Oak, Edward taught physical education at Inkster High School. E-mail Edward at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lindsay (Janousek) Stewart ’06 is third grade teacher at Fern Persons Elementary School in Olivet. She is currently attending Western Michigan University to earn her master’s in early childhood education. Lindsay and husband, Chad, have a daughter, Meredith, 3. E-mail Lindsay at email@example.com. Matt Domitrovich ’07 is vice president and broker at Worldwide Facilities, Inc. in Chicago, Ill. Wife, Gina (Hilgendorf) ’07 is senior marine underwriter at AIG in Chicago. E-mail Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org and Gina at email@example.com. Craig Jenkins ’08 is a wholesale commercial broker at Kraft Lake Insurance Agency in Grand Rapids. E-mail Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sean McMahon ’08 was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, as an intelligence officer with the United States Marine Corps for two years. From April to November 2012, he volunteered as an intelligence advisor to the Afghan National Police in Afghanistan with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines Police Adviser Team, in Helmand Province. Currently Sean is serving in Japan as 1st lieutenant. E-mail Sean at email@example.com. Kelli Roe ’08 completed the physician assistant surgical residency program Sept. 30 at Duke University Medical Center. She is now working with the pulmonary transplant team at Duke in Durham, N.C. E-mail Kelli at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kate Strein ’08 is teaching seventh grade language arts at Watkins Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. She taught intensive readying at Fort Pierce Central High School in Florida during the 2011-12 academic year. E-mail Kate at email@example.com.
Andrew Sullivan ’08 was honored as Michigan Sheriff Deputy of the Year in 2011. Since January he has been a detective with the sheriff’s office in Jackson County. Kelley Rybicki ’10 serves in Jackson County as deputy sheriff. E-mail Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org and Kelley at email@example.com. Corey Jager ’09 is a master’s student at Michigan State University in the Fisheries and Wildlife Department. She is also a graduate teaching assistant in the Biological Sciences Department. Her research explores the intersection of ethical, social, biological and political dimensions of wildlife management. E-mail Corey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Michael J. Glenn ’10 earned his master’s degree in sports and athletic administration May 12 from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. Michael plays middle linebacker for the Spokane Wolfpack, a semi-pro football team in the Washington Corey Jager ’09 Football League and is assistant football coach for Priest River High School in Idaho. He is also working on an additional master’s in business administration from Concordia University. E-mail Glenn at email@example.com. Katelyn (Harmon) Kozhuharov ’10 earned her Master of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University in August with a 4.0 grade point average. Katelyn is a customer sales and service representative at Meemic Insurance Company in Auburn Hills. Katelyn and husband, Deyan Kozhuharov ’08, live in Katelyn (Harmon) ’10 and Rochester Hills. E-mail Deyan Kozhuharov ’08 Katelyn at kkozhuharov @hotmail.com and Deyan at Kozhuharov_jr@hotmail.com. Bryan Dutton ’11 is the assistant men’s basketball coach at Kalamazoo College. He is also a leasing consultant at Drakes Pond Apartments in Kalamazoo. E-mail Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jenessa Hicks ’12 is the junior varsity volleyball coach at Olivet High School. E-mail Jenessa at email@example.com. Kelly Morgan ’12 is an insurance agent at Granger Insurance and Financial in Battle Creek. E-mail Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ryan Underhill ’12 is a financial advisor at The Centennial Group in Lansing. E-mail Ryan at email@example.com. Kelly Morgan ’12
Nicole Wernette ’12 teaches algebra II at Olivet High School. E-mail Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring Back the Bells BY SARAH K. SMITH, JUNIOR Alumni from the 1960s may remember the iconic sound of the chiming bells while walking around the Olivet College campus. That sound was coming from the college’s carillon located in Burrage Library. The first Olivet carillon was installed in 1961 in the library’s tower and was then replaced by a newer carillon in the Upton Conservatory of Music in 1987. That carillon is now in a state of disrepair. The college would like to replace it with a new state-ofthe-art carillon for future generations of students to also enjoy the sound of Olivet bells. The Schulmerich Company of Sellersville, Pa., is the largest producer of carillons and hand bells in the nation and is known worldwide. The college has a proposal from them for a concert level carillon with several new capabilities, such as a 61-note keyboard that can be played live. The carillon will also have the ability to play back performances or create a playlist of songs. It will have several types of programmable options, including striking the time. This will all be heard through new speakers that will be installed in the original location in the Burrage Library tower. Also, project organizers hope to install speakers and a keyboard in the Olivet Congregational Church, giving the church the option to play music inside or through the main speakers. “Personally, I would enjoy hearing the ‘Olivet Alma Mater’ playing at homecoming and graduation, and Christmas carols during the holidays. And wouldn’t the fight song sound good on a football Saturday?” writes Dennis Daugherty ’70, the alumnus and trustee heading the Carillon Project. Daugherty has generously pledged to match all gifts made in support of the carillon. “Most of all, I would like to complete this project for today’s students and staff. It is my hope that they will develop the feelings and memories that we had while they walk to class or the Kirk Center,” Daugherty said. For more information about Schulmerich’s history and to listen to samples of carillons, visit schulmerichbells.com. Contributions to the college’s Carillon Project can be made through the Office of Alumni Relations. Please make checks payable to Olivet College with the note “Carillon Project” and send to: Marty Jennings, 320 S. Main St., Olivet, MI 49076.
Olivet’s Regional Alumni Clubs Are you interested in helping shape the future of alumni initiatives? Would you like to help organize social and networking events for Olivet College alumni in your area? Now is the time to get involved. Contact Marty (Mason) Jennings ’67, director of alumni relations, at email@example.com or (269) 749-7644 for more information. FALL
John Gouba ’11 and Amanda Roy ’11, July 14, Novi. Olivetians in the wedding were Jeremy Adams ’10, John’s brother, Mark Gouba ’12, and John’s sister, Marie Gouba ’06.
Ruth L. Fischer ’79 and Michael Meyer, May 14, 2011, Park Place Christian Church, Hutchinson, Kan. Her brother, Ed Fischer ’69, attended the wedding. Tanya Urcavich ’80, Ph.D. and Bob Grebe, April 20, at her home in Hawaii. Gordon Scratch ’82 and Sherry (Bisel) Skinner ’84, July 28, Detroit. Darrell Ettleman ’88 and Stephanie Dixon ’10, Sept. 21, Holt. Maid of honor was Angelique Korstanje ’11, and best man was Brad Bennett ’90. Steve Price ex’92 and Mary-Ellen Lydon, Sept. 15, First Church, Ipswich, Mass. Sister is Kristen (Price) Crocker ’92; mother is Connie (Gerkin) Price ex’69; dad is Jim Price ’65. Raymond Redner ex’98 and Emma Charlton, July 2012, Western Australia. Jamie Byrens ’99 and Monte Collins, Aug. 31, The Chapel at Hawk Hollow, East Lansing
John Gouba ’11 and Amanda Roy ’11
Danny Thompson ’11 and Sarah Wolf, Nov. 3, Cook Dewitt Center, Grand Valley State University, Allendale campus. Groomsmen were Mike Durga ’08, Thomas Ray ex’09, Kevin Shettler ’09; ushers were Matt Mangold ’12, Zach McMunigal ’11, senior Richard Perkins and Josh Ries ’12. Jenna Baker ’12 and Jesse Briles, June 23, Battle Creek. Kyle Davie ’12 was an usher.
Lance Lancour ’02 and Dana Marie Galvin, Nov. 23, Carleton United Methodist Church, Carleton. Ted Cohoon ’02 and Jason Wells ’02 were in the wedding party.
Kelsey Singer ’12 and Kyle Smith, May 26, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Brooklyn, Mich. Maids of honor were Courtney Wernette ’12 and Nicole Wernette ’12; senior Caitlin LaValley was an attendant.
Tanja Rupert ’04 and Katie Gradowski, Aug. 18, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Jessica Gonzales ’08 was a bridesmaid.
Tony Williams ’12 and Valerie Sams, senior at Olivet College, June 8.
Jeremy Shephard ’05 and Lindsey Borr, Sept. 14, Railside Golf Course, Byron Center.
Jason Wright ex’05 and Sarah Torres, Sept. 15, Cascades House, Jackson. Becky Gehrman ex’06 and Adam Hill, June 23, Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, Lansing. Maid of honor was Katie (Graebner) Ingraham ’05; attendants were Carrie Abbott ’06, Margaret Todd ’06 and Jessica Vann ex’06. Steve Rumsey ’06 and Kristi Hettig, Aug. 18. Hristo Kozhuharov ’07 and Ann Cha Vang, June 23, St. Raymond Catholic Church, Detroit. Deyan Kozhuharov ’08, Hristo’s brother, was best man. Lisa Egelkraut ’09 and Jeff Vogt, June 16, Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club, Boyne City. Olivetians in the wedding were Heather (Michalsen) Dixon ’09, Lauren (Siedlik) Bryan ’09 and Kalee Redder ’09. Brad Hill ’09 and Anabel Montalvo ’09, Sept. 22, Fraser. Matthew Wiser ’09 and Gabrielle Federau ’10, Oct. 20, Okemos. Sister Erin Federau ’07 was the maid of honor. Justin Creager ’10 and Valerie Krupiczewicz, Aug. 4, Grand Rapids. Justin’s brother, Jason Creager ’03, was a groomsman. Denisha Sanders ’10 and Brandon Way ’12, June 16, Knights of Columbus Hall, Hamtramck. Jerren Cooper ’11, Juana Davenport ex’10, Bryan Dutton ’11 and Chyndralesa Love ’10 were in the wedding. Dejuan Dykes ’11 and Siedah Knox, Aug. 18, Corinthian Baptist Church, Hamtramck. Curtis Pettway ’10, Avery Brown ex’10 and Olivet College seniors Joe Riley and Ross Sanders were in the wedding.
Dejuan Dykes ’11 and Siedah Knox
Serafin Llerena ’11 and Chelsey Sue Smith ’12, Sept. 22, Faith Community Presbyterian Church, Novi. Darrick Parker ex’11 was the best man; Erik McCloud ’11 and Dwayne White-Smith ex’12 were groomsmen; Nick Glass ex’11 was an usher; attendants were Caitlin (Thilo) Haynes ’11, Crystal Adams ’11 and Jenessa Olson ’12.
Bill Massey ’95 and wife, Marija (Krha) ’01, a son, Nikola William, Oct. 5. Joy (Stover) Faust ’02 and husband, Justin, a daughter, Jadyn Olivia, June 30. Samantha “Sammy” (Wood) Schultz ’02 and husband, Jeremy, twin sons, Reece and Sawyer, Nov. 2. Laura (Fitch) Neusiis ’03 and husband, Eric, a son, William, Oct. 10. Bethany (Poyer) Burpee ’04 and husband, Jeff, a daughter, Chloe-Kate Elizabeth, May 11. Drew ’04 and Heather (Walther) ’04 Graham, a daughter, Kyra, July 31. Vick Thapa ’04 and wife, Aruna, twin sons, Vivvan and Eshan Arya, June 21. Jesse Grenillo ex’05 and wife, Kristin, a son, Dominic Richard, Aug. 7. Joline (Mangus) Hurst ’05 and husband, Nathan Hurst ex’03, a daughter, Kahloe, Sept. 10. Katie (Graebner) Ingraham ’05 and husband, Kyle, a son, Wesley James, Sept. 22.
Drew ’04 and Heather (Walther) ’04 Graham.
Justin Barnes ’06 and wife, Jessie, a son, Maddox, Sept. 24. Elizabeth “Beth” (Flanary) Cieszkowski ’06 and husband, Mike, a daughter, Christina Elizabeth, June 27. Stephen Critchlow ’06 and wife, Kalyn, a daughter, Makinley Jo, July 30. Arin Hankerd ’06 and wife, Cari, a girl, Piper Avis, April 21. Benn ’06 and Meghan (Egan) ’06 Kunzelman, a son, Beau Robert, May 21. Essence (Porter) ’06 and Troy ’08 Williamson, a daughter, Sabirah, Sept. 12. Jaysen Brandt ’07 and wife, Allie, a son, Charles “Charlie” Douglas, Aug. 27. Bradley ’07 and Leighanne (Larson) ’07 VanSickler, a son, Nolan Bradley, March 2.
Michael ’08 and Nicole (Gregory) ’09 Durga, a son, Michael Eugene Allen Jr., July 8. Robert Horton Jr. ’08 and Casey VanNeste, a daughter, Haley Lynn, June 25. Dan ’08 and Aryn (Perkins) ’09 Reed, a daughter, Peyton Ruth, April 25. Emily (Mason) VanDorpe ’09 and husband, Jerry, a son, Luke Douglas-Levi, May 25. Jerry Fields ’10 and Courtnie Hayes, a son, Jaxsyn Wayne Louis, June 10. Kelly (Coles) ’10 and Garrett ’10 Collins, a son, Noah Asher, Dec. 24, 2011. Kellie (Carden) ’11 and Mark ’12 Gouba, a son, Gabriel David, Oct. 26.
IN MEMORIAM Mildred (Pace) Leggitt ’33, July 1, San Marcos, Texas. Karen (Swing) Goodlatte ’40, May 25, 2011, Oakland, Calif. Elizabeth “Biz” (Pettitt) Gazlay ’41, Nov. 20, and husband, Francis Gazlay ’42, May 21, Redford. She was predeceased by parents, Jay and Florence (Newman) Pettitt ’10. They are survived by daughter and son-in-law, Julie (Gazlay) ’66 and Paul Lundstedt ’67, and son, Mark Gazlay ex’73. John “Jack” Fowler ’44 Nov. 4, Rochester Hills. Mollie (Townsend) Rogers ’46, June 12, Frankfort. Ruth Marilynn Dresser ’49, Aug. 22, Cresco, Pa. Jack Fowler ’44
Robert Wade ’50, Oct. 21, Bentonville, Va. His brother, Edward Wade ’50, predeceased him in 2005.
Bernie McConnell BY LINDA JO SCOTT
The Olivet College community mourned the loss of Bernie McConnell in August. A graduate of Haslett High School, Bernie came to Olivet in 1978, recruited to play football. He graduated in 1982, after having lettered in football all four years. He then worked in the admissions office at the college for several years, leaving for a brief period to pursue his love of NASCAR. Bernie returned soon after to Olivet and served as assistant vice president of enrollment. He also served as an assistant football coach in the late ’80s. During the ’80s and ’90s Bernie also played semi-pro football for the Lansing Crusaders Bernie McConnell ’82 and became somewhat of a local celebrity, appearing at events representing that team. In 2006 Bernie was honored for 20 years of service to Olivet. He remained loyal to Kappa Sigma Alpha over the years as well as to his alma mater and his friends.
William Johnstone ’51, June 5, Detroit.
Yvonne “Vonnie” Alcantra ’81, Aug. 14, Emerson.
Elmer Rose ’53, May 18, 2011, West Melbourne, Fla.
Bernie McConnell ’82, Aug. 1, Tenn.
Robert D. Whitcomb ’58, March 6, 2011, Bronson.
Karen (Hobson) Parrish ex’84, Jan 29, Hartland.
Walt Benton ’59, Nov. 2, Grosse Pointe Farms.
Dorothy Bigford ’96, June 11, Charlotte. (See related article pg. 13)
Betty Dick ex’60, June 7, Chester, Ohio.
Katie (Hartwick) Muscarella ’08, Aug. 11, Jackson.
John Burton Shay ’63, Aug. 20, Omaha, Neb. Elsie (Vogt) Beard ’65, Sept. 19, Bellevue. Nancy (Maxfield) Sisung ex’67, Ph.D., June 18, Rochester Hills.
FRIENDS Rita Ode, March 18, Sun City West, Ariz. Rita was the wife of the late Robert Ode ex’38. (See related article pg. 8)
Karen (Schram) Davies ’68, Oct. 11, South Bend, Ind.
Jerrold “Jerry” Clark, April 29, Dimondale. Jerry was a former food service director for the Profit Company at Olivet College.
Ronald Brondyke ’69, Sept. 8, Ashville, N.C.
Barbara (Knapp) Hill, May 5, Fennville. Barbara was the wife of Jerry Hill, Olivet College trustee emeritus.
Charlene (Whitney) Edwards ex’70, Oct. 12, Easton, Md. Her father, William Whitney, was a longtime Olivet College art professor. She is survived by her mother, Charlotte (Whitney) Stevens of Olivet.
David Sly ’70, Ph.D.
Nancy Loeschner, May 24, Grand Rapids. Nancy is survived by husband, Ray Loeschner, Olivet College president from 1970-77.
David Sly ’70, Ph.D., Oct. 20, Marshall.
John W. Porter, Ph.D., June 27, Ann Arbor. Dr. John Porter Community Responsibility Scholarships have been awarded to Olivet students for 10 years. He received Olivet College’s Leadership Award in 2001.
Christopher Allen-White Warren ’74, Sept. 25, Alto.
Rev. Dan Boxwell, Sept. 21 Gaylord. He was a minister and professor at Olivet during the 1960s.
Donald Gelesko ’78, June 19, Saint Joseph.
Stephen Hazel, Sept. 23, Seattle, Wash. Stephen taught printmaking and sculpture at Olivet College during the 1960s.
Seniors Leave Their Legacy Through Scholarship Program BY BECCA ANDERSON, SENIOR gift. The first few ideas included a sign or an information kiosk, but there was always a reason why that certain project wouldn’t work; Glaser and Lohr had to come up with an idea that wouldn’t become quickly outdated. Thus, the idea of the 2012 Senior Scholarship was born. The program’s vision is to allow graduating seniors a chance to give back to their alma mater and become part of the alumni tradition of giving by providing a senior-funded scholarship to current Olivet freshmen. The seniors raised money for the scholarship through “giving opportunities” around campus that encouraged the graduating class to donate through pledge cards, check, cash, credit card or work study checks. Although some money came from faculty and staff, the majority of the funds came from the seniors themselves. A small group from the graduating class volunteered to be part of the governing body that managed the scholarship. Assisted by the Office of Nicholas Allen Institutional Advancement, the students ran the funding efforts and voted on the freshman applicants class of 2012 took that gesture a step through a blind process. Applicants were further by starting a new legacy at Olivet. assessed on their first semester academic They created a scholarship for current standing and an essay that described their freshmen who exemplify The Olivet College achievements and activities at Olivet. Compact and have a positive influence on At the President’s Opening their peers. Convocation this fall, three of the Nick Glaser ’07, director of annual freshman applicants were awarded the giving, works with the Office of 2012 Senior Scholarship: Nicholas Allen, Institutional Advancement to raise funds Sylvia Laymance and Allison Ullrich. from alumni, parents and friends of the Sylvia Laymance, from Nashville, is college in support of Olivet. He contacted a psychology major who came to Olivet senior Caitlin Lohr ’12 during the because of the small classroom sizes and beginning of her senior year to work on for the friendly disposition of the faculty, implementing a new plan for the senior
At Olivet College, it is a common gesture for the graduating class to give a gift to campus. Such contributions have included anything that might benefit the student body or campus as a whole. The
staff and students. The 2012 Senior Scholarship allowed Laymance to buy all of her textbooks for the fall semester. “The Senior Scholarship is great because it allows students to live out The Compact by being socially responsible,” said Laymance. “I plan on giving to the scholarship when I graduate.” Allison Ullrich, from Clarkston, is a business administration major with a concentration in management. Ullrich didn’t have Olivet on her list of potential colleges until her aunt and uncle, Keely Clegg ’95 and Martin Daley ’95, encouraged her to apply. Once she toured Olivet, Ullrich knew it was where she wanted pursue her undergraduate education – the atmosphere of the community and the relationships between faculty and students were just a few highlights of her campus tour. Receiving the 2012 Senior Scholarship encouraged Ullrich to apply for other scholarships from Olivet and outside sources, and helped her to afford fall semester textbooks. “I really like student-funded scholarships because they show how much the student body actually cares about one another,” Ullrich said. “Each student does not have to give that much, but collectively the result is large. At Olivet, we have enough people who are generous to make the scholarship work.” Glaser is currently working directly with the senior class advisors to begin implementing the 2013 Senior Scholarship, and the senior committee has already been formed. “Last year began the tradition,” Glaser said. “This is something we hope will carry on in Olivet’s future.”
Considering Your Goals When Making a Gift to Olivet College There are lots of things to consider when making a current or future gift to Olivet. What will it achieve for the college? How might it impact what I can do for my family? How might it impact the lifestyle we live in our retirement? And the list goes on. Each of these questions is valid and important to you and to us. Each of our
staff members in the Advancement Office is willing and able to help you facilitate the gift you wish to make while meeting your family’s needs as well. Below are a number of examples of personal goals people like you are trying to meet while making a gift to Olivet.
If one or more of these strategies interests you, we invite you to contact us to learn more. You may reach us via the contact information below: B.J. Hull Vice President for Advancement (269) 749-7630 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Heator ’80 Director of Major and Planned Gifts (269) 749-6691 email@example.com
Shannon Tiernan Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (269) 749-7164 firstname.lastname@example.org
If your goal is to:
Then you can:
And your benefits will be:
Make a quick and easy gift
Simply write a check or use a credit card to make a gift now
An income tax deduction and an immediate impact on Olivet
Defer a gift until after your lifetime
Put a bequest in your will or personal trust (cash, specific property, or a percentage of the residue)
An estate tax deduction and the ability to keep assets for your benefit during your lifetime
Maximize your heirs’ inheritance while benefiting Olivet
Name Olivet as the beneficiary of your retirement plan - IRA, 401k or 403b; leave other assets to family
Reduced estate and income tax for your heirs
Avoid long-term capital gains tax
Give Olivet appreciated stock or certain bonds you have owned at least one year
A charitable deduction and avoidance of capital gains tax
Make a large future gift with little cost
Give Olivet a life insurance policy you no longer need
Current and possible future income tax deductions
Secure a fixed and guaranteed income while avoiding market risks
Establish a one or two life Charitable Gift Annuity
Current charitable deduction and often a higher rate of return than from existing investment vehicles
Create a hedge against inflation over the long term
Establish a Charitable Remainder Unitrust
An immediate charitable deduction and a variable income stream for life or period of years not to exceed 20
Avoid capital gains tax on the sale of a home or other real estate
Give all or a percentage of the property to Olivet
An income tax deduction, plus the elimination of some or all capital gains tax
Create a charitable gift while continuing to enjoy your home
Give your personal residence or farm to Olivet while retaining use for life
An immediate charitable deduction and a reduction in estate taxes - if applicable
Answer the Call From the Olivet Redline Alumni and friends of Olivet College may not recognize the name when they pick up the phone this year, but the voice on the other end is still the same. The Olivet College student-run fundraising program known to all as the Phonathon has a new title this year, the Olivet Redline. Students taking part in the Olivet Redline will place more than 20,000 calls this year while raising over $40,000 in support of Olivet College students, academic departments, campus programs and more. Working on the Redline team is more than just a way for these students to earn a paycheck. Olivet Redline workers have a direct and tangible effect on Olivet College by reaching out to thousands of alumni and friends.
The Olivet Redline began its calling campaign this October with students placing calls Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. These hardworking students are excited and eager to speak with members of the Olivet College community. When you take a moment to talk with them, you’ll learn about all the exciting things happening on campus and will be given the opportunity to support your alma mater. For more information about the Olivet College Redline and its student callers, visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/ olivetredline. FALL
2011-12 Honor It is with sincere gratitude we honor the following individuals, corporations, churches and foundations for their lifetime and annual support of Olivet College. While we have made every effort to ensure accuracy in this listing, we are in the process of cleaning and editing our donor records and would appreciate your corrections. We can only improve our records with your help and support.
Lifetime Giving Oramel and Abby Hosford Society Lifetime commitments of $1,000,000 cash or $1,500,000 planned. The Oramel and Abby Hosford Society honors the college’s first faculty members, who spent their lives challenging the minds of Olivet’s earliest students. Charles Blackman ’46 and Peggy Riethmiller Blackman David Cutler ’65 Estate of W. Hawkins Ferry Frederick S. Upton Foundation Thomas ’69 and Gayle Kolassa The Kresge Foundation Estate of Elizabeth A. Long Michigan Colleges Foundation Steven ’82 and Melinda ’82 Roznowski Seattle Foundation Estate of Margaret H. Varney W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Joseph Brewer Society - Lifetime commitments of $500,000 cash or $999,999 planned. The Joseph Brewer Society honors Olivet’s 17th president, who worked diligently not only to preserve the principles upon which Olivet was founded, but to firmly establish the college as a fountainhead of social and academic excellence. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation J. Robert Gillette ’63 Estate of Ms. Evelyn E. Holtorf ’25 Robert ’57 and Sarah ’56 Lawrence Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Estate of Phyllis N. McRae ’29 Estate of Keytha Olson ’29 Estate of James W. Underwood ’34 Stephen ’84 and Elizabeth Upton
Hiram Archer Society - Lifetime commitments of $250,000 cash or $499,000 planned. The Hiram Archer Society honors the college’s first documented African-American student who graduated from Olivet in the early 1890s. Estate of Mary (Van Allsburg) Ambrose ’34 Attwood Foundation, In memory of Charles W. Attwood, Founder Martha Ann (Snapp) Barnes ’43 Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Dr. Edith Kirk Crawford L.H.D. Michigan Department of Education Rita M. Ode Estate of Barbara K. Parkinson Albert ’81 and Debbie Rosenthaler Estate of Marion Tendyke Estate of Douglas L. Willson Women’s Board of Olivet College Estate of Lyle J. Wysel ’36
Gruen Society - Lifetime commitments of $100,000 cash or $249,000 planned. The Gruen Society honors late science professor Fred Gruen, Ph.D., who had a profound impact on the study of the sciences at Olivet. Amerisure Insurance Richard ’80 and Cindy Beyer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Barbara Broberg ’39 Thomas Burke ’82 Douglas and Beverly Federau George and Elaine Francis Norine (Clayborn) Gustafson ’30 Estate of Nora C. Hagen ’17 Hastings Mutual Insurance Co. Rod ’81 and Amy Hathaway David and Jan Hayhow Herrick Foundation Jack and Fredda Sparks Foundation Estate of Dorothy M. Keister ’23 Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund Estate of Walter Koelz ’15 Estate of Doris (Bryan) Laimbeer ’27 Estate of Roland Leipholz ’37 Estate of S. Morris Livingston ’26 Geoffrey Masters ’62 Ilene Masters, In memory of H. David Masters ’62 McGregor Fund Michigan Conference of the United Church of Christ Estate of Robert B. Miller ’85 (HD) Estate of Lucile E. (Wildt) Moore Moseman Trust for Education Nellie Stone Estate Trust Donald Oderkirk ’64 Richard ’68 and Reva ’68 Parrella Estate of Allen Pell ’59 Estate of Herbert J. Phillips ’37 George ’65 and Roseleen Pyne
Richard ’35 and Lee Rasmussen Gertrude R. B. Richardson Trust Albert ’81 and Debbie Rosenthaler Estate of John H. Schouten Gail G. Smith Jack ’81 and Fredda Sparks Foundation Serene (Broberg) Strippgen ’43 State Farm Insurance Companies Estate of Harry B. Ennis ’26 The Teagle Foundation The Trane Company Estate of Cyril Turo United Church Board for Homeland Ministries Ruard ’88 (HD) and Clare Vanderploeg Franklin Varney W.K. Kellogg Foundation Estate of Dwight E. Weber ’27 Whirlpool Foundation Estate of Roberta (Mains) Whitbeck ’39 William Randolph Hearst Foundation Estate of Fred R. Witkop ’36
Speare Society - Lifetime commitments of $50,000 cash or $99,000 planned. The Speare Society honors late science professor Edward Speare, Ph.D., who had a profound impact on the study of the sciences at Olivet. Air-Way Manufacturing Co. Dr. Silas S. Anderson Francis and Colette Coomes Matilda Crane Henry and Margaret Davis Carol Eichert Franck Farm Bureau Insurance Co. Emory Ford Jr. The Frey Foundation General Electric Foundation Gertrude Schwarz Charitable Remainder Trust John R. Green ’59 Carol A. Gruen ’76 Estate of Herbert W. Gutekunst Estate of Dr. Frank G. Ham, Ms. Jennifer Ham Blakely, Executrix David and Sheila Hathaway Estate of Milton Horn Estate of Tena Karcher Estate of Margaret J. Kies David ’84 and Sonya Labrecque Howard G. Lambertson ’34 Estate of Roland and Louise Lawler The Loutit Foundation Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Wolfgang ’66 and Barbara Mieder Estate of Celestine Elizabeth Moloney National Association of Congregational Churches, Oak Creek, Wisc. Robert ’68 and Diane Parrella Larida Petersen ’31 Dr. John W. Porter David ’65 and Merry Lu ’68 Prior
Roll of Donors Virginia Reeder ’49 Estate of Dorothy M. Reinhard George Rickey Judith Selesky ’66 Estate of Paul E. Siegel Fredda Sullivan Sparks State Farm Companies Foundation Eloda (Heibeck) Tangney ’31 The Towsley Foundation Estate of Lela M. Troutner ’11 Charles and Shirley Trubac Doris Walter ’41 W.B. and Candace Thoman Foundation Raymond Wilks Woodrow (Woody) ’69 and Shirley ’72 Wilson Charles ’92 (HD) and Mary Witte
John and Esther Shipherd Society - Lifetime commitments of $25,000 cash or $49,000 planned. The John and Esther Shipherd Society is named for the college’s founders, who in 1844 stated that they wished “to do our students good, by placing in their hands the means of intellectual, moral and spiritual improvement, and to teach them the divine art and science of doing good to others.” Accident Fund Co. Josephine S. Austin ’28 Auto-Owners Insurance Co. Marjorie Barto ’42 David P. Begle Trust Begole Brownell Fund Marian L. Bell ’35 Brian ’69 and Nancy Benner Besser Foundation Wilma Ray-Bledsoe Judge William Bledsoe ’52 and Wilma Ray-Bledsoe James M. Cash and Carol A. Gruen ’76 Jason Conkin ’97 Ron and Evelyn (Gruen) Cortesi Covenant Association of East Lansing Dennis Daugherty ’70 Wm. ‘Cliff’ ’60 and Marilyn ’60 Dean Dow Chemical Company Foundation Edward J.F. Young In Memory of Marguerite Giddings-Bradley Estate of Ruth K. Sherwood Joseph Fink First Congregational Church, Wauwatosa First Congregational Church, Wayne First Congregational UCC, Alpena First Congregational UCC, Battle Creek Frankenmuth Insurance Company Lawrence Franks ’55 Free Spirit Enterprises, Inc. Peter ’66 and Sarah ’67 Fuller Blanche Gallery Gannett Foundation William ’66 and Lorain Giles Alfred E. Gilmour
Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation James C. High Jerry Hill Timothy Hodge ’83 Thomas Hoisington and Louise Alderson Estate of Clara M. Hosie James and Carol Ann (Breidenstein) Johnson Estate of W. Harlow Kahler ’26 Linda ’70 and Robert Katcher Elizabeth Kiefer ’34 Alfred ’58 and Deanna Knickerbocker Chuck ’70 and Becky ’73 Kovaleski Charles ’70 and Rebecca Kovaleski ’73 Estate of Roland Shang-Yong Lawler and Louise Lawler Dean ’55 and Jeanene Lewis Estate of Clayton J. Marcereau Charles ’64 and Lynn McPhail Estate of Mrs. Ruth Meeker Henry ’40 Charles Mefford Merck Company Foundation William and Karla Middlebrooks Kenneth ’58 and Carol ’58 (Blumenthal) Milner James ’70 and Lizabeth ’70 Moore Donald and Zella Morris Estate of Roy B. Nelson Lachlan W. Noble ’31 North Congregational Church, Farmington Hills Estate of Gorton Riethmiller Jr. Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation Richard and Catherine Russell Estate of Raymond E. Spokes Arthur and Charlotte Stevens Katharine L. Swift George I. Alden Trust Donald ’85 and Louise Tuski UCC Local Church Ministries, Council for Higher Education Vomberg Foundation Gretchen Votruba ’38 Helen (Bohnet) Walter ’30 Jeffrey and Elizabeth ’90 Wildern Irmgard Wilmore ’42 Edith Zannon
Annual Gifts Burrage Society - Annual commitments of $25,000 or more. Albert Rosenthaler ‘81 Alfred E. Gilmour Charles Blackman ’46 and Peggy Riethmiller Blackman Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan David Cutler ‘65 Douglas and Beverly Federau Gertrude Schwarz Charitable Remainder Trust Hastings Mutual Insurance Co. Jason Conkin ‘97 Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Michigan Colleges Foundation
Robert ’57 and Sarah ’56 Lawrence Stanley and Betsy Dole Steven ’82 and Melinda ’82 Roznowski Thomas ’69 and Gayle Kolassa
Cornerstone Society - Annual commitments between $10,000 and $24,999. Arch Insurance Group Johns S. Balciunas Thomas Burke ’82 James M. Cash and Carol A. Gruen ’76 Estate of Louis Flannigan Jonathon ’96 and Marci ’97 Fanti Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Carol A. Gruen ’76 Rod ’81 and Amy Hathaway Robert Short The Biel Fund United Way of King County Stephen ’84 and Elizabeth Upton Wells Fargo Foundation Jeffrey and Elizabeth ’90 Wildern
Leadership Society - Annual commitments of $5,000 to $9,999. Alexander ’68 and Winifred Aranyos Attwood Foundation Bell Family Foundation Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Chubb & Son Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Michael ’77 and Jan ’77 Dieterle DTE Energy Foundation Educational Assistance, Ltd. Edwin K. Donaldson Memorial Fund Trust David and Jan Hayhow Thomas Hoisington and Louise Alderson Linda ’70 and Robert Katcher Paul and Rebecca Kennedy David ’84 and Sonya Labrecque Charles ’64 and Lynn McPhail Kenneth ’58 and Carol ’58 (Blumenthal) Milner Dr. John W. Porter Richard ’35 and Lee Rasmussen Gertrude R. B. Richardson Trust Helen Rowan ’45 Woodrow (Woody) ’69 and Shirley ’72 Wilson Wolohan Family Foundation Women’s Board of Olivet College
Heritage Society - Annual commitments of $2,500 to $4,999. Steven M. Corey, Ph.D. Wm. ‘Cliff’ ’60 and Marilyn ’60 Dean Frankenmuth Insurance Company William ’66 and Lorain Giles Timothy Hodge ’83 Merck Company Foundation James ’70 and Lizabeth ’70 Moore FALL
2011-12 Honor Roll of Donors Kevin Pollard ’95 Robert and Bess Cook Foundation David M. Robinson William ’67 and Anne Telling Keith and Karen ’81 Van Hentenryck
President’s Circle - Annual commitments of $1,000 to $2,499. Auto-Owners Insurance Co. Barnes & Thornburg LLP Battle Creek Community Foundation Mark and Patience ’70 Becker Jack (Jake) Bishop Jr. ’72 Mr. William Blair ’71 HD Howard ’59 and Martha ’61 Bondy John Braganini Emerson Brown ’41 Gary ’71 and Kathryn ’70 Burt Stephen ’68 and Loren Burton Ivis (Larson) Carlson ’43 Chartwells Dining Services Dr. Edith Kirk Crawford L.H.D. CSM Group Terry and Maria Davis John ’59 and Laura Davis Mark ’66 and Janet ’67 Davison Don Seelye Ford, Inc. Albert Elsesser, DVM Robert Ewigleben Mike ’75 and Judy Fales Steve Faulkner ’84 The Flippen Group, L.L.C. Charles L. Foley Frederick S. Upton Foundation John ’70 and Penny ’69 Gear General Motors Foundation Gleaner Life Insurance Society Frank and Constance Hagelshaw William Halacoglu ’82 Warren Harrison ’44 David and Sheila Hathaway Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital Vern Hazard ’83 Bill ’79 and Leslie Healy Sylvia Hicks-Fox ’78 Norman ’61 and Karen Hoenes Gary D. Kimura Jeffrey Knight ’05 William Laimbeer Sr. Dean ’55 and Jeanene Lewis Linda Logan Markel Corporation Ilene Masters Todd R. & Julie A. McDonald Sean McMahon ’08 William and Karla Middlebrooks Cynthia (Martin) Mitchell ’58 Suzanne (Best) Morgan ’79 M. Michael ’61 and Carolyn ’62 Morse John Nesbitt ’55 William ’73 and Celeste Newhouse John M. Ohnemus John ’92 and Renee ’90 Page Stuart and Cecelia Parsell John Peshinski ’75 George ’65 and Roseleen Pyne Jack ’66 and Bonnie ’67 Rall
Katherine Reck Regina (Rosen) Ross ’49 SAGE Scholars, Inc. Samuel L. Westerman Foundation Judith Selesky ’66 Mikel Snow ’66 State Farm Companies Foundation State Farm Insurance Clair ’80 and Nyla ’92 Stevens The Trane Company Charles and Shirley Trubac Radney ’59 and Beverly Tucker United Jewish Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation Beverly Weidendorf ’60 Charles ’55 and Celia Weidendorf Wells Fargo Bank Steven Wheeler ’78 Geoffrey ’95 and LeeAnne Widlak Karl ’69 and Connie ’72 Wilson Ahmad ’05 and Janet ’07 Zeaiter
Fellowship Society - Annual commitments of $500 to $999. Air-Way Manufacturing Co. All Risks, LTD Keith Antkowiak ’97 Michael Ardelean Argo Group US Michael ’82 and Sue ’84 Baker R. Neal Ballheim ’59 Cheryl (Chapman) Barnes ’76 Maxine Becker ’75 Peter H. and Leslie K. Benoit Wilma Ray-Bledsoe Ross ’71 and Jennifer ’73 Bohms Gary and M. Bernadette ’82 Bowker Julia L. Breidenstein Linda Bryant-Solomon ’68 Jeffrey Burleigh ’81 Jack And Mary J. Butterick Cadwallader-Lord-Hahn, Inc. Wilson and Delois Caldwell Scott Cobel ’74 Larry and Suzanne Colvin Robert Condon ’76 E.L. and Betty Cox Dennis Daugherty ’70 Vinson Delmage ’97 Cloyce Dickerson ’87 Robert H. Digby M.D., M.P.H. ’65 Eaton Corporation Jamey ’86 and Nicole Fitzpatrick David C. Forsberg Michael ’63 and Betsy ’65 Foster Jason Fox ’99 George and Elaine Francis Edward Gatta Jr. ’77 Gerber Foundation Mark ’75 and Lavonne Girardin James Goodnoe Stanley Guzy ’66 Richard Hacker ’59 Kathryn Heafield ’63 Richard ’52 and Hilda ’53 Herbert Margaret Hoats ’66 Sharon Hobbs
Larry ’60 and Jerrilyn ’81 Holcomb Nicholas Hood and Denise Page Hood Denise Page Hood C. Reid ’67 and Deborah ’69 (Brooks) Hudgins Steve ’86 and Elizabeth Hummer James and Carol Ann (Breidenstein) Johnson Jan ’69 and Cathy ’69 Jones Rosalie Brum Karunas Donald Keller ’67 Marilyn (Rose) Kirk ’54 Jare and Marcia ’89 Klein Alfred ’58 and Deanna Knickerbocker George Krepps ’38 John Latta ’74 Mildred (Pace) Leggitt ’33 Christos Liangos, Jr. Max ’71 and Vicky ’77 Lindsay Patrick J. Maloney Maner Costerisan Mary Anne McMullen ’01 John Menken ’56 Phillip D. ’80 and M. Leanne Minshall Michael Morman ’09 Christine M. Moulton ’11 John D. Neely ’53 Thomas Nelson ’70 New York Stock Exchange Foundation Inc. North Shore Congregational Church Jane O’Brien ’65 Donald Oderkirk ’64 J. D. Orbits Louie Paquette ’61 Walter ’58 and Theresa Parker Robert ’68 and Diane Parrella Scott and Patty Piro Portage, UCC UnumProvident R. Smith and Sons, Inc. Phil Reed Joseph ’04 and Gina ’06 Richards Douglas D. Ripley ’86 Clyde M. Rodriguez Christian D. Saether Thomas Sarratore ’52 John J.H. Schwarz M.D. Myrtle (Cassel) Shultz ’48 Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. W. (Bill) Houston Smith ’63 Stewart Consulting Stoddard Family Foundation James ’54 and Jackie Thiese David L. ’56 and Janice M. Thompson Mark ’76 and Francine Thuston J.D. and Shannon Tiernan Susan Topping ’77 Travelers Community Connections Tala Jean (Plummer) Welch ’77 Charles and Nancy Wickham Thomas J. Wieser Roger ’61 and Gwendolyn ’63 Wood
Founder’s Society - Annual commitments of $250 to $499. Ace Charitable Foundation Suresh ’99 and Priya ’00 Acharya Virginia (Dohring) Adler ’65 John Clay ’87 and Judy Alexander
2011-12 Honor Roll of Donors Stan ’72 and Linda ’74 Allison Ameri Pro Restoration Amerisure Insurance Richard and Marie Ames G. Asenath Andrews ’72 Arlington/Roe and Co. Regina Armstrong Jeffrey ’75 and Deborah Rebeck ’76 Ash Robert and Shirley Bailey Nicole Baker ’95 David ’64 and Patricia Banks Heather Bateman Benjamin Bernoudy ’58 Raymond and Dorothy ’96 Bigford Michael Birdsley ’09 William ’75 and Jean Shaffer ’75 Blair Julie (Smith) Brooks ’77 David Burland ’76 Orlando ’57 and Delores Burton David ’80 and Kimberly ’81 Byrens David Carlson ’62 David Celetti ’04 Theodore ’57 and Ruth Chock Carolyn (Edwards) Christensen ’46 Frederick and Lynne ’80 Corbus Ronald and Cynthia ’76 Crooks Dean Charters and Tours, Inc. Margaret (Hooker) Eaton ’48 Barron Evans ’77 James Farnum Joseph Fink Edward Fischer ’69 Michael and Erin ’07 Fredericks James Gammon ’60 Hugh Gardner ’59 Francis ’42 and Elizabeth ’41 Gazlay Elizabeth Gazlay ’41 General Electric Foundation Gex, Inc. Nicholas Glaser ’07 Tyler Goodnight ’06 Richard Groch ’62 Edward ’80 and Cynthia ’79 Heator Pamela Heos ’77 Larry ’68 and Carolyn Hice Highland Avenue Family Dentistry PLC Dean ’51 and Margaret Hirt Mark ’80 and Lynn ’81 Holdren Dennis Horal ’76 Marshall Hughes ’76 Richard and Lynn Hulkow William S. Hull Stephen K. Hunter Craig Jenkins ’08 Marty Mason Jennings ’67 Mark Jensen ’89 and Liane Holt Jensen Glenn Johnson ’71 Martin Kapff ’72 Ramona Kime ’80 John W. Kober ’60 Tony ’67 and Dianne Kruzman Ernest Lahusky ’89, State Farm Insurance Reginald Lancaster ’63 Lasting Impressions, Inc. Gene Lorentz ’63 Kevin Martin ’77 Dan ’66 and Mary Mathews Richard and Ellen ’91 McKenzie
Menasha Corporation Michigan Conference of C.C.C. Richard Mitchell ’57 MMC, Inc. Hans and Shelly Morgan Ryan Morris ’06 Susan Munn ’67 William J. and Amelia C. Myers John Nametz ’74 Kathleen Needham ’67 Thomas ’64 and Carol Nesbitt Donald Nichols ’57 Oaklawn Hospital Ronald ’71 and Susan Olds Olivet Firefighter’s Association Janet Orr ’65 Dean ’76 and Missy Peters Marjorie (Hertzberg) Phillips ’48 Roger ’99 and Shelly (Burzycki) ’98 Phillips Richard ’60 and Rosemary Powell Peter ’65 and Nancy ’65 Raisbeck Ross Ramer Chester Ray ’65 Derek G Reeves Paul and Jenalyn ’86 Riley John ’65 and Nancy ’65 Rohde James Rowell ’66 John ’64 and Rosemary Ryan Jon ’69 and Nancy ’70 Sahli Gary and Lesley ’82 Schinbeckler Walter Schneider ’59 Charles ’47 and Andrea ’46 Scott David and Noreen ’63 Search James Christopher Shadduck ’86 Robert Shegog ’74 Stephanie Smith ’07 Marvin and Helen Smith Lonnie and Barbara Spencer Gregory C. and Nora J. Stanbury Leonard Stark ’49 Arthur and Charlotte Stevens Roger ’59 and Marilyn Tharp Jeffrey Veronie ’91 Charles Vigenski ’98 Claramae Vivian ’48 Matthew Wait ’99 Delvin ’61 and Virginia Walden Anthony Earl Walker ’83 Lee and Tamyra ’80 Walters Gerald Warren and Joan ’52 Bordner Warren Donald Watkins ’73 Scott Alan Westerhof ’87 Owen ’60 and Judith ’63 Whitkopf Charles Williams, Jr. ’71 Gerald ’62 and Marcia Wilson Charles A. and La Verne Wilson Jr. Woodside Church, Flint Edwin and Sandra Young Jeff Zonyk ’69
Oaks Society - Annual commitments of $100 to $249. Christopher Alexander ’92 Jerry Allocco ’69 Andrew and Kirstie Almy Margaret (Coats) Andreau ’94 Ann L. Andrews ’54
Paul Andrews ’53 Cheryl ’77 (Mulvaney) Aponte and John Aponte Henry Doss and Christine ’78 Arvidson Robert A. and Sherri C. Aubry H. Robert Bacon ’76 Carole A. Bailey Timothy Baird ’65 Frank and Audrey Baker Timothy A. ’77 and Christine Baker Bakman Floral Design Inc. Thomas E. and Kelly S. Ball Robert Ball ’63 Brian Ballinger ’74 Bruce ’82 and Anne Barea Lance and Gail ’64 Barker Dale ’62 and Judy Barr Randy ’78 and Jan ’80 Bays Todd Beaudoin ’82 Jaques Beaudoin ’80 Kellen M. Beckwith Ruth (McConnell) Benson ’69 Donald Bergstrom ’81 Jedediah Berry ’02 Tina L. Bienz ’73 David R. and Katherine E. Biggs Karen (Ciesielski) Bochenek ’65 Bennie ’65 and Nola ’65 Bonandrini Forrest ’65 and Jeri Ann ’65 Bone Dennis Boone ’77 Douglas M. and Mary C. Bowers Kimberly Bowers Thomas Bowling ’71 James Boyd ’09 BP Foundation, Inc. Mark ’72 and Judith Brady James L. & Molly E. Brawley Alan Bredin ’60 John ’84 and Sandra Bremner Richard ’65 and Linda ’64 Brennan Brandon Brissette Kirk and Lori Britton Mary Broadwell Jerry and Rebecca ’65 Brown James D. Brown ’77 William ’66 and Gail ’68 Brown Barbara Brummel ’57 Clarence Brunger ’40 James ’71 and Pam Brunger Eric Bryan ’07 and Lauren (Siedlik) Bryan ’10 Helen Bueker ’41 William Burdon ’69 Douglas ’73 and Suzanne Burger Belva Burney ’68 Yvonne M. Caamal-Canul ’73 Dave Johnathon Campbell ’91 Kyle and Cherie Campbell Caryl (Turolske) Canaan ’65 Jack and Patricia Rae Canfield ECCF Bill Buchanan Fund; Capital Region Community Foundation Richard Cardosi ’62 Robert Carling ’69 Stephanie (Roth) Carlson ’89 James ’70 and Cynthia Carmody Thomas Carr ’88 Michael ’71 and Loralee Castner Cerv, Inc. Bruce ’58 and Marilyn ’57 Chapman FALL
2011-12 Honor Roll of Donors Jean (Opdyke) Chastain ’72 Robert Chimovitz ’65 Carol S. and Allen W. Christensen Helen (Wei) Chung ’68 Brian R. and Lori A. Clark Leslie Clune ’71 Robert Colford ’62 Eleanor Colombo ’64 Robert Connolly ’5 Court One Athletic Clubs Thomas Cowan ’64 Richard ’57 and Joyce ’57 (Angerer) Craig Michael Cronmiller ’65 Patricia (Atkinson) Cunningham ’66 Norma Curtis Mark J. Dabiero ’78 Dennis A. and Doreen M. Dael F. C. and K. V. Damico Lloyd Damon ’78 and Teresa DeMarco Dan ’90 and Michelle ’90 Davis Sharon Davis David Dawson ’71 Henry DeRuiter ’0 Frank Desy ’78 Judith Devos ’56 Thomas and Nancy De Vries Blair Diamond ’73 Ann (Huss) Dickinson ’79 Robert ’92 and Karla Dobson Terry Donnelly ’68 Douglas Walter Jerry Dullack ’66 Owen ’68 and Anne ’68 DuVall Dan ’57 and Rosa Eagles Richard ’65 and Jane ’67 Easton Betty Elder ’46 Louis and Clarice Engle Steve Engle Amy L. Enser Rev. Charles and Jane ’89 Erickson Charles and Jane ’89 Erickson Eldon ’91 and Nicole ’91 Evans Edward M. Evans Family Medicine & Surgery, LLC Donald ’42 and Dorothy Far Bruce Farnum Andrew Farnum June Fasang William ’62 and Marilyn ’61 Feddeler John Felton ’76 Jack ’56 and Nancy ’57 Fieldman Susan Richardson Finch ’66 Richard ’93 and Elizabeth Fleming Richard ’93 and Betty Fleming FLFS of Charlotte, Inc. Philip Flynn ’68 Robert ’70 and Julie ’70 Foster Arlin French ’89 Friends of Olivet Anthony ’82 and Joanne Furton Cora Lee Gibbs Catherine Gillis ’53 Molly (Reed) Goaley ’05 Margaret Gobeille ’45 Mike ’90 and Trinesha ’90 Goebel Charles Goodrich David Gosselin ’65 Alan W. Gray 28
Walter ’61 and Judith ’62 Green Mark W. ’50 and Susan Stucky ’50 Griffin Eugene ’63 and Jo Grimley James ’61 and Janice Grimshaw Guardian Fiberglass, Inc. Ed ’77 and Gretchen Guisbert George ’61 and Judith Gullen Aaron Gunther Linda Gyomory ’77 Daniel Haacker ’69 Douglas Haggart ’85 Michael Ham Ronald and Dolores Hamm David ’57 and Jolene Hanna Paul and Deborah Harkins Joyce Harrington ’57 Ron Hart ’99 Benny Hart Joshua ’08 and Ashley Hart Eleanor (Klein) Hastie ’47 Carole ‘Kelly’ Havens ’77 Robert Hawkins ’75 James ’49 and Nancy ’51 Hawks Jamieson ’57 and Glenna Hawley Jim and ’64 Betsy Healy Lois A. Heilmann Pat Hengsbach Kent and Caryl ’64 Henkel Kara A. Hernandez Todd Hibbs and Karen Kane Georgina (Fry) Hill ’91 Virgil Wayne Hill ’49 Donald Hodgins ’72 Charles Hoge ’78 David Holub ’79 and Ruth Vance ’79 Hal ’71 and Janice Hooks Hope UCC, Fraser Katie Hopkins Robert Hutchison Robert ’49 and Carolyn Huvendick Joseph C. Iauch ’58 Edward Jamison ’75 Aileen Jamison Richard Janeway ’69 Mary M. Jennings ’52 Douglas ’71 and Elizabeth Jenzen James A. Johnson Jack (John) C. Johnson Rocky ’85 and Amy Johnson Don Jones James and Emilie Kanitz Jerri (McMullin) Kassner ’56 Kyle ’99 and Terry Kemper James F. and Patricia Kennard Patrick Kennedy ’09 Warren Kent, Jr. ’65 Robert ’57 and Judie ’59 King Diane Kirkham Jay Kitson ’73 Samuel ’68 and Cheryl Knox William and Deborah ’66 (Buell) Kodros Mary K and Theodore W Kohl Sharon (Heller) Koning ’63 Craig W. and Bridget Korpela Caitlyn Kort Kathryn (Vogt) Koveleski ’47 Ronald Kreiger Linda A. and Ronald B. Kreiger
David Kuehn ’71 James Kuerth ’74 Bill Kurtz Christine Laitner ’69 Steven La Joie ’82 Peter Lambrecht ’74 Joan (Crabill) Larimer ’77 Ruth Laudenslager ’42 Shantel (Diethrich) Launstein ’93 Nicholas Lawless ’07 Patrick Leahy ’10 Robert ’67 and Patricia ’69 Lewallen Lawrence Lewis ’53 LexisNexis Academic and Library Solutions Life Insurance Association of Michigan Joseph L. and Cathy Jo Linn Joseph P. Livingston Ray Loeschner Ray and Nancy Loeschner John Lomacz ’78 Steven Long Gary ’74 and Judith Longman Bryan Lorenzo ’97 Jesse Lothamer ’74 Mike ’04 and Karla Love Arend and Nancy Lubbers Scott ’89 and Tracy ’90 Lukowski Paul ’67 and Julia ’66 Lundstedt Karen A. and Mitch S. Lutzke Michael ’72 and Deanna ’73 Maciasz Mary (Hancock) Madole ’43 Robert and Susan Madole Frankie L and Linda K Magro John D. and Kim A. Magro George Mahan Nayal ’99 and Amy ’00 Maktari Edward Markowski ’66 Edgar Martin ’57 Charles Marx ’67 Mark and Jonelle ’82 Masty Gordon ’64 and Joline Matheson Janet (Davidson) Mathews ’66 Russell Mawby R. Bruce Maxwell Gene and Mariann McCornack Bruce C. and Debra M. McCririe William D. McCririe Matthew McKone Jason Meadows ’03 Larry ’64 and Mary Martha ’65 Melendy Lynne Meservey ’67 Reuben ’52 and Nancy ’53 Michelson Charles and Helen Mickens Charles ’76 and Kimberly ’03 Millbrook Timothy ’80 and Linda ’80 Miller Bruce and Terri Miller Andrew ’68 and Susan ’66 Miller Janet Schwarz Miller ’48 Ronda Miller Miller & Shepherd PC, Attorney’s At Law Trudy (Pewe) Mohre ’79 Leon and Carol Monroe Mor-Dall Enterprises Alexander Morgan ’09 Michael ’74 and Theresa Murphy Gayther Myers ’62 Earl ’66 and Mary ’67 Nicholie John Nickum ’64
2011-12 Honor Roll of Donors Kenneth ’76 and Sandra Nowaske Gene Nutt ’68 George L, and Pauline A. Olinske Jacqueline K. Olinske Dennis O’Mara ’73 Linda O’Neill ’74 David and Jill Ouellette John Owen ’71 Claire (Davenport) Owens ’46 Stephen Palmer ’68 Deborah Paquette ’88 Sidney (Patton) Paradine ’69 Anna Mae Parry ’49 Alan Parshley ’77 Mython Parson ’79 Richard Parsons ’49 James Paulson ’72 Mary Peacock ’76 Thomas M. Pearce Melissa Pearce Richard ’63 and Karen Penhallegon Martha Perkins Leslie Perry ’75 Lee Peters ’86 Janine Marie Peters Francis Petersen ’69 Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Stanley Platsis ’64 Michael P. and Marjorie A. Pollick Lisa Pompian ’64 Dana Potts ’78 Richard D. Powell ’54 Robert Powell ’64 George Purlee ’59 Katherine (Lunau) Rahorst ’80 Mary Ramsey ’06 Mohammed Rana ’64 Allen ’51 and Nancy Ratzlaff Deborah L. Redding Karl E. Redmer James Reincke ’99 Lynne S. Reust Rollin Reynolds ’57 Jon ’66 and Denyse ’67 Rice Robert Rickle ’71 Richard Ries ’85 Paul Rimka ’73 Trina Roe ’83 James ’56 and Mary ’58 Rogers James R. ’56 and Mary ’58 Rogers Larry Russell ’66 Mark E. and Daryl L. Russinovich Joseph Sabatella ’81 James Sabatella ’86 William and Emma A. Sageman Ollie Sanderson ’47 Anne Sartori ’89 Martha (Winn) Sawyer ’62 Cheryl (Fisher) Schaefer ’75 Arnold and Leatrice Schilbe Myra (Clark) Schlicht ’59 Marvin ’65 and Julie Schneider Michael ’87 and Kelly ’89 Schumborg Lawrence Schweitzer ’79 Scott ’73 and Kay ’74 Scofield Douglas ’71 and Julie ’71 Semivan Timothy Sheets ’73 James ’76 and Susan ’77 Shiflett
Gregory Shook ’74 Steve and Janice Shotwell Jeff Sieffert Lief Sigren ’81 Karen L. Simpkins Barbara (Shedd) Wayne ’74 Charles and Marilyn Sligh Ronald Smeltzer ’76 Houghton ’46 and Betty ’45 Smith Timothy E. A. Smith ’65 Maureen (Hendrick) Smyth ’71 Carole (Heagerty) Snow ’68 Larry ’64 and Virginia ’65 Spencer William ’63 and Terry Spokes Robert Stange ’78 Mary Stankewich ’76 Bernie ’72 and Becky Stankewicz Alice (Robbins) Steinberg ’51 William ’65 and Mary Ann Stephens Kenneth Stepnitz ’68 Nancy (Layman) Stiver ’63 Arthur ’51 and Alice Stratemeyer John Stubbs ’72 Marcia (Campbell) Sumerix ’69 Candis (Ciesielski) Sutton ’74 David Swanson ’70 Aaron Swift David Symonds ’70 David and Kathryn Szary T.N.R. Machine, Inc. Mary Jane Tenny Alan A. and Anne Drew Thompson Geoffrey C. and Paula J. Thompson Jed and Sonia ’94 Thorndyke Gordon Traye ’69 Thomas Trubac ’79 Donald ’85 and Louise Tuski United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut Terry Upton ’57 Tanya Urcavich ’80 Richard and Ponja ’03 Vahs Chris VanDalsen ’09 Henry W. VanDyke Verizon Foundation Viking Satcom, LLC William Vine ’71 Gina (Russell) Wagner ’86 Darlene Wahlberg ’80 Susan Walcott ’60 Eric Walton Hal ’70 and Ruth ’70 Wattles Jerome Webster ’88 Norbert ’67 and Evelyn Wegienka Deborah S. and Dennis J. Werner Gary Wertheimer and Cynthia Eller Eric Wheeler ’93 Douglas and Marion Widger Robert ’67 and Charlotte Wilks James ’53 and Marilyn Williams Arthur and Joanne Williams Women’s Fellowship of Congregational Church Seung ’62 and Teresa Woo Terry and Therese ’07 Wood David ’64 and Nancy ’62 Young Emily Young ’68 Philip and Janet Young Janet Young William Ziem ’75
Acorn Club - Annual commitments up to $99. James Aaron ’84 Rebecca (Wright) Abate ’66 William and Onnalee Ahrens John ’76 and Cynthia Allen Harold and Mary Ellen Anderson Rick and Jeanette ’66 Anderson Anthony Andrus III ’93 Chase Thomas Anthes Thomas Appel ’65 Bonnie Appell ’81 Marcia (Rayner) Applegate ’77 William ’75 and Janice ’74 Armstrong Susan Arquette Richard Atkinson ’68 Rosemary Aukerman ’72 Jacqueline (Parker) Bachar ’49 John ’72 and Linda Baker Ross Baldwin Barcode Service, Inc Gail Barget ’59 Joe and Mary Barkley Donald Barnbrook ’50 Beau Barnum ’02 Max Bassett ’82 John and Arlene ’39 Battjes Cynthia Beals ’79 Susan Bennett ’84 Celeste Bennett ’79 Ashlee A. Berner Joyce Bernheisel-Swartz ’92 Ann (Bertram) Brindle ’71 Chanda (Sharma) Bhattarai ’98 James Biggs ’07 Caroline (Meier) Birdsall ’38 Jacob M. Blackmer Sandra Swan Bland ’82 Susan (Taylor) Blank ’77 Harlan Blood ’60 Michael ’81 and Polly ’81 Bodjanac Lynnette Bohi ’70 Judith (Sanders) Bommarito ’70 Eric Boothroyd ’73 Morris ’60 and Mary ’59 Boucher Ryan and Jackie Bounds Shirley (Hickey) Boundy ’59 Arnold ’92 and Linda ’71 Bowen Charles Bowers ’65 Jytte H. Bowers Kay Bowlby ’70 Barbara Boxwell ’71 David and Maureen Boyd Laurence ’75 and Martha Boyer Lynnwood ’66 and Bonna Bracy Arthur Brainerd ’74 Anna Braner ’09 Karen Brininstool ’71 Karen (Gilbert) Brobst ’57 Thomas Broecker ’81 Josey (Mieras) Brouwer ’80 Leslie (Mitchell) Brown ’01 Lawrence Brown ’73 Jack Budrow Lucille E. Bulger FALL
2011-12 Honor Roll of Donors Mark ’77 and Tina ’78 Bunce Brian and Linda Burke Lucien ’43 and Rose Anne ’43 Burstein George and Hester Butler Robert ’79 Byrens and Jerome Nickels Douglas ’59 and Beverlee ’61 Byron Bruce ’68 and Cheryl ’69 Campbell Deborah (Doll) Carman ’76 John ’70 and Patricia ’70 Carney Kathleen Carpenter ’95 Mark Carroll ’73 Jeremy and Melissa ’02 (Sobie) Casarez Stephen Cassell ’66 William Cassidy ’63 Patrice (Briggs) Cecchin ’81 Thomas Elwood Chandler Dolores Chapman, In memory of Louis Collins Suzanne Chapman ’50 Amber R. Chase Danielle Alexandra-Marie Chauvin Frederick Chubner ’73 Elizabeth (Flanary) Cieszkowski ’06 Colleen Clement ’86 Ralph and Joyce ’45 Cobb Donald and Ann Marie ’62 Coleman Robert Collins ’96 Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Amy Comstock ’91 Amber Marie Conrad Rachel A. Cook Carl ’57 and Mary Jane ’59 Cooper Christine Cornell ’82 Sally Cowan ’66 Joshua M. Crawford David Crockett ’65 Sharon (Stebbins) Crosier ’68 Joan (Roberts) Crowhurst ’83 John Cruse ’87 Brenton Curtis ’65 Nancy Daniels ’65 Patricia Daniels ’57 Kyle William Davie Barbara Davis Robert G. Davis Richard and Ilene DeBaun Barbara Decker ’66 David Delaney ’60 David and Wendie Delano Beverly J. Demchuk-Burke ’77 Joyce Denison Kary Kraus ’73 Mark DeRuiter Detroit Red Wings Jean DeVlieg Robert ’58 and JoAnn ’59 Dickey Karlyn (Eberhardt) Dickinson ’67 H. Robert Dittmer ’78 Heather (Michalsen) Dixon ’09 Megan Michele Dobbertien Gina (Hilgendorf) ’07 and Matthew ’07 Domitrovich Matthew ’07 and Gina ’07 Domitrovich Bruce Donaldson ’52 Roger ’69 and Marilyn Dougherty Mary Dowlding ’39 Shawn Dowling ’00 Robert Dozier ’68 George Drew ’62 30
Kathleen Driver ’50 William Dryer ’92, ’03 Fred Durling ’61 Richard Duvall ’56 Dean and Karen ’88 Eagleson Frederick Eayrs ’68 Howard ’40 and Eleanor ’40 Edwards Robert Edwards ’68 Melanie Engels ’08 Entergy David Erskin ’81 Michael Everett ’92 Roland ’73 and Dorothy ’73 Fancher Amy Jo Feinauer Suzan Felter ’86 Patrick Fields Cynthia Ann Fittro Nicette (Radee) Fitts ’67 Robert Fitzsimmons ’62 Mary (Skelton) Foderaro ’89 Richard ’62 and Patricia ’62 Foreman Martha (Hyde) Frahm ’67 John Francisco ’67 Anne B. Francisco ’69 Linda Fravel Carl Fredrickson ’56 Joel ’81 and Kim Furton Yasmin Gewirtz ’77 Mary J. (Van Kampen) Gale ’69 Patrick Gallant ’75 Justin Gargus ’10 Linda (Camp) Geer ’70 Boris and Edith ’74 Gerber Sally (Green) Gersitz ’57 Mary (Widmayer) Girou ’69 Granger Insurance & Financial Wendy (Segal) Greene ’50 Nancy (Bush) Greer ’59 Carly K. Guggemos Todd Haehnle ’90 Denise M. Hafner William Hagerty ’06 Martha (Crandall) Hagerty ’70 Karen (Maurer) Haigh ’66 Carolyn Hall ’45 Eugene and Alice Hamaker Gordon Hamilton ’62 King Hanna ’61 Paul Hardwick ’38 Eugene and Hilda ’55 Harke Harry ’77 and Heather Haskill Robert Hayn ’63 Mackenzie Heator ’09 James Heffner ’84 Jeff and Chris Heisler Brian Heisler Karen Hendrick Betty (Pugh) Henning ’42 John ’51 and Margaret ’54 Henricks Korey Heppeard ’09 Duane and Suzanne ’79 Hewitt Jaime Morrison ’08 George Hill II ’99 Michael Hines ’03 Gloria (Bell) Hines ’64 Erika Hinga-Smith ’01 Frederick Hinz ’70 Allan and Shirley Hirt
Patrick Howard ’74 Bente (Lieng) Howe ’68 Cynthia Hudson ’92 Kelly Hunt ’85 IBM Matching Grants Lloyd Irving ’70 Frances Isaac Daniel Jacoby ’73 Corey Jager ’09 Libby Jean Hugh Jencks ’67 Kenneth and Sylvia ’85 Jewell John D. Curtis, D.D.S. Robert ’60 and Patricia Johnson David R. Johnson Linda Johnson-Prevo ’80 Steven Jones ’77 William Paul Jones ’54 Michael and Kathleen ’80 Judd Barbara Kaluz ’64 Gordon Keiser ’57 Joanne (Fairbanks) Keleher ’67 Tajalli Lindewe Irene Kelley-Graves Douglas Kelsey ’72 Marilyn (Curtis) ’67 and Jay Kettler Stephen ’53 and Grace ’64 Kinney Janet (Somers) Klump ’63 Leah Knapp Michelle L. Koebel Philip Koops ’09 Donna (Kozik) Fristedt ’77 Allen ’66 and Sandra ’66 Kratzer Sandra (Stadler) Kreiger ’71 David and Elizabeth LaDuke Sherian Lamarra ’69 Esther (Dykstra) Lastacy ’98 Marnie Lawson-Draper ’97 Amber R. LeClear Travis ’03 and Lisa ’02 Lehman John Lehman ’87 R. Richardson ’83 and Susan ’83 Levitte Maurice Lewis Jr. Amy (Nash) Libey ’90 William and Marie (Milligan) ’63 Liddle Robert Light ’62 Lighthouse Communications, LLC Caitlin R. Lohr Shelli Long Libby J. Lydy John Peter ’55 and Carol ’58 MacFarlane Mark MacFarlane David ’75 and Mary MacQueen Ted Mahan Darlene (Allen) Maneli ’49 Connie Manley ’47 Kevin Mann ’84 Carlos Marin ’66 Matthew D. Marquette Harlon T. Mason Jr. Christopher C. Mattea Richard ’74 and Ann Mattea Mark Maurer ’84 Thomas McCleary ’67 David McCleary ’86 Jim McCloughan ’68 David ’57 and Marchelle McConnell Mactavish ’99 and Michele McDowell Thomas McGuane ’63
2011-12 Honor Roll of Donors Mike and Linda ’04 McGuire Anthony McKissick ’71 Kurtis McMahan Simone McSparran ’06 Charles Mefford ’76 Bradford Mellor ’76 Robert and Cindy ’83 Melnik Steven R. Meno ’75 Jan D. Meyers Joseph Meyers ’76 Violet Meynen ’50 Wolfgang ’66 and Barbara Mieder George Mileskiy ’72 Daniel Mishler ’76 Leonard Morgan ’89 Frederick Moss ’61 William ’61 and Carol Mountain Kimberly S. Mull ’81 Jaclyn Mummaw ’09 Cathy Whelton Muncy ’76 Ernest Nelson Khristopher W. Nevins Peter ’70 and Anne ’70 Nicolaou William ’51 and Gretchen ’54 Nixon Cynthia Noyes Sharon (O’Brien) Bitterman ’75 Kathy Wheeler ’79 Linda Oliver ’93 Olivet Lions Club Kristin M. Otten ’89 Roger and Beth Page Ann (Millington) Palmer ’63 Caroline (Goldstein) Parker ’45 Kristen (Lafave) Parker ’98, ’09 Catherine Parks ’91 Suzanne (Coppiellie) Parski ’89 Myrna Pedelty Greg Peplinski ’72 Eric Pessell ’94 James Peters ’91 Michael K. Petersen ’64 Joan Peterson Littman ’67 Robert Pettibone ’78 Richard ’67 and Carol Phelan Allen Pienkowski ’71 Mary Eva Pieri ’67 John G. Pixley ‘64 Karen Pixley ’88 Robert E. Plummer Bruce Powers Colleen (Peters) Pringle ’89 Michael Pugh ’68 Lynn Ann (Thatcher) Pulling ’83 Candice Putnam ’68 Kathleen ’69 and Thurman Radtke Nate Rann ’07 Igor Rasula ’08 Bradley ’95 and Kimberly ’93 Rauchfuss Carolyn & Amos Reagle Thomas R. and Denise K. Redman Xiyan Ren ’00 Michael ’88 and Lisa ’87 Renshaw Drew Reynolds ’06 Adam S. Rhein Marjorie (Wilson) Richards ’76 Andrea B. Richardson Jerard ’57 and Nancy ’58 Riddell Gail (Lundstedt) Rivard ’70
Jesse M. Rodriguez Holly (LaRose) Roenicke ’96 Norma (Foltz) Rogers ’67 Dolores (Schabel) Roscoe ’50 Kacie Rosecrants ’09 John and Nancy Roth George Rousseau ’89 Riana M. Rowles Michael Ryan ’07 Helen Ryan ’68 George Ryor ’59 Daniel Salerno ’74 Catherine (Delahant) Sanders ’74 Michael D. Sandman Warner Sanford ’66 Therese Tuski Scarpace Nancy Scheffler ’60 Charles ’60 and Marion Schepel Michael Schmidt ’80 Margery J. Schnick Henry ’72 and Jacquelyn ’72 Schoch III Sandra Ann Schoen ’77 Dorinda (Vdoviak) Scholly ’94 John G. Scholten ’78 Brandon P. Schroeder Linda Jo Scott Ronald and Laurie Scudder Jerry Secor ’58 Tammy Sedlar-Wing ’88 Marjorie Seymour ’76 Julia K. Shafer Thomas ’74 and Martha Shaver Antionette Dean Short Loren ’74 and Mary ’75 Shuman Scott Sigler ’91 Simmon Insurance Agency, Inc. June Betterly Simmons ’43 Shannon M. Simons Abbe (Smith) Siver ’90 P. Reagan ’73 and Vickie Smith Reginald Smith Pam (Bankerd) Snarey ’66 Bruce Snyder Christin Sobeck Helen Soergel ’57 Don Souden ’76 Melody Sowers ’69 Hilary Speare ’75 Spicer Arts Dennis Spooner ’73 Caroline (Sassaman) Spotts ’71 St. Paul UCC, Saline Timothy ’80 and Ellen ’81 St. Aubin Heather Staniszewski ’95 Levi David Stegeman Gary Steiner ’76 Michael ’70 and Mary Stephens Meri (Davidson) Stumpos ’86 Jay ’57 and Sarah Surratt Thomas Sweitzer ’73 Jeremy T. Szymanski ’10 Willie ’76 and Gwen Tabb Gary and Ann Taurick James Taylor ’68 Ralph and Gayle Taylor Robert Teich Jr. ’75 Mark Atma and Ruth Ten Broek Jack and Mary Thayer
Dianne Thomas Richard and Janet Tinney Janet Tolf ’80 Larry and Charlotte Towe Robert Towne ’61 Truck Services, Inc. Thomas Tucker ’78 Oliver Tuthill ’68 Trevor J. Tyler Leonard Tyler ’63 Ryan Scott Underhill James and Judy ’72 Unruh Karen Unterbrink ’77 Phillip H. Vance ’65 John H. Vanderlind ’50 Marie Van Marter James Vedder ’77 Michael ’82 and Lori ’83 Vedder Robert Verner Sharon Vincent ’61 Robert Vincent ’74 Phillip R. Vogel Jerry and Shirley Waldrop Frances Walenga Katherine A. Walker Jayne (Dell) Walker ’02 Walker Agency, Inc. Blake Walters ’10 Douglas Watkins ’82 Tracy and Lisa ’00 Webb Arthur ’60 and Mary Weeber Carol Wehr ’64 Bente (Fein) Weitekamp Scott ’99 and Mary Welden Marcia Weldy ’80 William ’49 and Margaret ’49 Welte Janet (McIntyre) Werner ’63 James H. Westerdale ’66 Vincent ’83 and Karen Wheat Norman Wheeler ’73 Maria Whitaker Stephen White ’87 Mindy (Prowett) White ’94 Christopher M. Wilcox Charles and Carolyn ’63 Wiles Herbert Wilkinson ’65 Bryant Williams ’00 Ronald Williams ’60 Janice (Nelson) Williams ’60 Kevin Willis ’74 Adam J. Wilson Lynn Harper Wilson ’87 Randy ’77 Wiltse and Janice Boward Chad Wiseman Eric ’71 and Amy ’71 Witzke Polly A. Wixson ’77 Tom and Joann ’81 Wolfe Charles Wood ’62 William and Mary Wood Tammera (Conklin) Wright ’83 Andrew Wright ’68 Robert Wright ’43 Philip and Leah ’70 Wuori Ruth E. Wyckoff Amy A. Zesiger Thomas ’67 and Patricia ’68 Zook Timothy Zylstra ’71
2011-12 Honor Roll of Donors 1844 Society Henry Doss and Christine ’78 Arvidson Betty Jean Austin R. Neal Ballheim ’59 Martha Ann (Snapp) Barnes ’43 David Barnes ’79 A. David Baumhart, III ’66 George LH.D. and Louise Berkaw Malcolm Bishop ’57 Charles Blackman ’46 John Bradshaw ’77 M. Jane Brawner ’43 Carol Breed ’98 Lane and Ellyn Breidenstein Erwin and Alice Britton Barbara Broberg ’39 Emerson Brown ’41 Thomas Burke ’82 Cecilia Campana Katherine Cox ’32 Matilda Crane Dr. Edith Kirk Crawford L.H.D. Dennis Daugherty ’70 Henry and Margaret Davis Charles Day Jr. Joyce Denison Rosa Dickerson ’15 Stanley and Betsy Dole Virginia Dolliver ’32 Faye Donelson ’26 Barbara Eaton ’50 Albert Elsesser, DVM John Everett ’28 Bryant Filter ’93 Joseph Fink Elizabeth (Salvesen) Freeman ’35 Blanche Gallery James Gammon ’60 William ’66 and Lorain Giles David ’58 and Patricia ’59 Graham Douglas Gray ’60 John R. Green ’59 Murl and Mary Hammond Edward ’80 and Cynthia ’79 Heator Pamela Heos ’77 Rudolph Hirt Margaret Hoats ’66 Thomas Hoisington and Louise Alderson Stephen K. Hunter, In memory of Herbert D. Hunter Gerald Janousek ’47 Kirk Johnson ’88 William ’51 and Virginia Johnstone Ruth Kendrick ’30 Elizabeth Kiefer ’34 Thomas ’69 and Gayle Kolassa Ruth Laudenslager ’42 Robert ’57 and Sarah ’56 Lawrence Robert ’67 and Patricia ’69 Lewallen Paul ’67 and Julia ’66 Lundstedt Merle (Austin) Manchester ’47 Charles Marx ’67 Ray McCampbell ’81 Michael ’66 and Barbara McCarty Chris McFail
Blaine and Virginia ’75 McKinley Ruth (Churchill) McLeod ’38 Wolfgang ’66 and Barbara Mieder Dorothy Miller ’42 Kenneth ’58 and Carol ’58 (Blumenthal) Milner George Mobley ’69 John Nesbitt ’55 George Nez ’41 Donald Nichols ’57 Gail Nicholson ’26 Peter ’70 and Anne ’70 Nicolaou Lachlan W. Noble ’31 Donald Oderkirk ’64 Mary E. Ornburg ’32 William Otwell ’36 Mildred Parrott ’32 Ralph Paull ’51 John Peshinski ’75 Harold and Ellie Peters Roger Piddington ’68 Lisa Pompian ’64 Robert Mains ’27 Richard ’60 and Rosemary Powell Frank Powers ’38 Thelma Pryor ’27 David C. ’69 and Joanna Pywell Richard ’35 and Lee Rasmussen Linda Rasmussen Marvel Rasmussen Zona ’41 Florence Richardson ’38 Charles Blackman ’46 and Peggy Riethmiller Blackman John ’65 and Nancy ’65 Rohde Amos Sampson ’27 Wiley Sanderson ’42 William ’64 and Jayne Saybolt Estate of John H. Schouten Linda Jo Scott Harry Shilts Dorothy Snyder ’29 Bruce Snyder Barrett Snyder Estate of Jack ’81 and Fredda Sparks Steven Spengler ’61 Elizabeth Sprague ’34 Clair ’80 and Nyla ’92 Stevens Ethel Stormer William ’42 and Mary Ellen ’42 Swanwick Katharine L. Swift Eloda (Heibeck) Tangney ’31 Coral Templar ’63 Mary Jane Tenny Roger ’59 and Marilyn Tharp David L. ’56 and Janice M. Thompson William Thompson ’50 Larry and Charlotte Towe Howard ’46 and Neva Towne John Treleaven ’44 Charles and Shirley Trubac Frances Trude ’31 Richard and Joan ’45 Wagner Doris Walter ’41 Helen (Bohnet) Walter ’30 Marion Webster ’43 Janet (McIntyre) Werner ’63
Warren Wickliffe ’41 Linwood (Woody) Wiley ’68 Janice (Nelson) Williams ’60 Estate of Douglas L. Willson Larry K. Winegar ’74 Joe Winfrey Vern Wright Edith Zannon
Churches National Association of Congregational Churches, Oak Creek, Wisc. North Congregational Church, Farmington Hills Chinese Community Church First Congregational Church, Wayne Michigan Conference of United Church of Christ United Church of Christ, Cleveland, Ohio First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa Haslett Community Church First Congregational Church, Royal Oak Covenant Association of East Lansing Congregational Church of the Messiah Grosse Pointe Congregational Church Olivet Congregational Church Plymouth Congregational Church, Lansing Meadowbrook Congregational Church Southeastern Mich. Assoc. of Congregational Churches First Congregational Church, Wauwatosa Women’s Fellowship of Congregational Church First Congregational UCC, Battle Creek United Church of Christ, Lakeview Arbor Grove Congregational Church Michigan Conference of C.C.C. Inc. North Shore Congregational Church Preston City Congregational Church St. Paul UCC, Saline First Congregational UCC, Harrison United Church of Christ, Midland Pilgrim Congregational UCC, Lansing Union UCC, Tekonsha First Congregational of Ada, UCC First Congregational UCC, Alpena First Congregational Church, Charlevoix First Congregational UCC, Benzonia Plymouth Congregational, Grand Rapids West Carmel Congregational Church, Bellevue First Congregational UCC, South Haven Dearborn Congregational Church Hope UCC, Fraser First Congregational Church
In Memory In memory of George C. and Mertiz M. Whitz-Longman In memory of David Robert & Barbara Eaton In memory of Ema Glassner Kleino In memory of Doris Laimbeer In memory of Francis P. Gazlay ’42 In memory of Mary Pennington Jamison ’27 In memory of Herbert D. Hunter In memory of Thomas Karunas In honor of Robert Wright In honor of Jerry Hill and Shiloh In honor of Peg Eaton ’48 In honor of Ronald Maxwell & Dorothy Kline
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