U N I V E R S I T Y
ALUMNIAD FALL 2006
IN THIS ISSUE
A Report to Investors
New Master Plan Adopted
Park’s Online Learning Program
Alumni Association Awards
U N I V E R S I T Y
ALUMNIAD FALL 2006
Park University Alumniad Volume 96, Number 1 President of Park University Beverley Byers-Pevitts, Ph.D. Vice President for University Advancement Caren Handleman Associate Vice President for Communication Rita Weighill, ’90 Communication Coordinator Summer Evans, M.P.A. ’06 Staff Liaison Director of Alumni Relations Julie McCollum (816) 584-6206 (800) 488-PARK (7275) fax (816) 505-5409 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Alumni Relations Assistant Alisha Coggins, ’03 (816) 584-6207 email@example.com Editor Kathy Walker Walker Texas Writer Assistant Editor John Dycus Art Director Jennifer Henderson jodesign We would like to hear from you! Please send your comments to Rita Weighill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Established in 1875, Park University is a national leader in higher education and is distinguished by its innovative adult degree completion programs. The University has 25,169 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs at 43 campuses located in 21 states and Online. Cover photo by Les Chylinski, Creative Media Illustration. Inside cover photo by Craig Sands Photographic.
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Table of Contents
Focus on Park University Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Campus Center Tucson, Ariz.
Park Goes International From North and South America to Europe, Asia and Hawaii, Park University’s vision for international education brings a world of diversified study to and array of global classrooms.
New Master Plan Adopted Park Board of Trustees adopts the Parkville Campus Master Plan, a planned transformation in eight distinct stages.
ONLINE Park’s Online learning program offers 24/7 access, up to 97 percent course completion and a top-rated education experience for 25,169 students at 43 campuses in 21 states.
Insight: A Collection of Faculty Scholarship The Center for Excellence in Teaching launches a 75-page journal of practical pieces in a scholarly format.
Photos from Alumni Weekend 2006
Alumni Association Awards
Report to Investors
Our mission: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence that will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.
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Campus News In Academia Alumni Section Class Notes and Park Mourns 2007 Call for Nominations Access to the Arts
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Dear Alumni and Friends,
Fall convocation, held in the newly renovated Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the Parkville Campus, continued the rich tradition of welcoming new and returning students to the beginning of their academic year. This annual event establishes a paradigm for the academic year, and at this year’s convocation the Park community was reminded of our responsibility and privilege to demonstrate servant-leadership characteristics. Robert Greenleaf, retired AT&T executive, who coined the phrase “servantleadership,” states that effective leaders must first learn to serve others. Park University’s foundation is in servant-leadership. Even our founding motto, Fides et Labor, a Latin phrase which means “Faith and Work,” is an inspirational reminder to have faith in yourself to work to achieve your goals and educational dreams, and to use your accomplishments to help others realize their aspirations. In this issue of Alumniad, you will see the names of alumni and friends who also are dedicated to serving Park’s students. The inserted Report to Investors presents the generous financial gifts that provide academic access through scholarships and other financial solutions for learners to start and continue their education. Park was founded on visionary imaginings and respected core values that embody academic, social and civic excellence. It is evident through the commitment of those who have willingly embraced servant-leadership roles in the classroom or through their financial support that this University has historically retained these excellent attributes. Thank you for the significant ways in which you continue to serve students at Park University. Beverley Byers-Pevitts, Ph.D. President
Focus on Park University Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Campus Center Tucson, Ariz.
OPENED: October 1978 Campus Center Director: Dorian N. Busby Assistant Director: William Higdon Academic Director: Frank Brewster This campus center serves not only the air base military and their dependents, but it welcomes residents in the surrounding community. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is located within the city limits of Tucson, Ariz. The 355th Wing is the host unit providing medical, logistical and operational support to all D-M units. The wing’s missions are to train A-10 and OA-10 pilots and to provide A-10 and OA-10 close support and forward air control to ground forces worldwide. The wing is also tasked to provide command, control and communications countermeasures in support of tactical forces with its EC-130H aircraft and, employing the EC-130E aircraft, to provide airborne command, control and communications capabilities for managing tactical air operations in war and other contingencies worldwide. Source: www.dm.af.mil
Letters to the University The spring Alumniad was full of news for me. I was saddened to see that Connie Vulliamy, ‘33, had died. I was glad that my wife and I had visited with Connie in the retirement home in North Kansas City the last time we visited Parkville. I had been privileged to know her since high school in Parkville. Connie frequently visited in our home. As I believe the article mentioned, she was always doing neighborly and charitable activities. Her mother, who had the same first name, was nearly a saint. She used to come to our house and read to my grandmother, who was going blind. Another Park alum and fellow veteran, Orland Shefveland, ‘44, and I were wondering recently if there is any kind of WWII memorial for Park people. I know of two who died in that war: Dayton Atwood, ‘44, and Dave Thomas, ‘45 (not to be confused with Dave Thomas, twin brother of Dan Thomas, both ‘41). I believe Atwood and Thomas were both killed at the Battle of the Bulge. I last saw Dave in January or February 1944 when we enrolled at Fordham University in the Army Specialized Training Program. A year later he was dead.
Force, killed in England; and Sgt. David Sleeth Thomas, ‘43, Army, killed in Aachen, Germany. The barracks was located northeast of Old Nickel, and the three Quonsets were east of the Science Hall, along the walkway to Chesnut. The four buildings served the campus for many years, Dyer as a dormitory until 1967 and the Quonsets as living space and classroom buildings. Dyer was razed in 1967, and at least one of the Quonsets survived until 1990.
Arthur Campbell, ‘44 UNIVERSITY RESPONSE: Although no permanent memorial was erected to honor the 20 Park men killed in action during World War II, tributes were made to their sacrifice. The Park College Alumni Association held a memorial service May 25, 1946; the program listed the men’s names, rank and time of service. Another opportunity to honor Park’s fallen arose when President George I. Rohrbough sought government aid for a barracks and three Quonset huts to accommodate the large number of returning veterans. The barracks, completed in early 1947, was named for Arthur Dyer, ‘33, U.S. Army, who was killed at Pearl Harbor while serving as a weather forecaster. The three Quonset huts — Nelson, Phillips and Thomas — were named for 1st Lt. Chester L. Nelson, ‘42, Army Air Force, killed in action over the Mediterranean; Lt. Leonard H. Phillips, ‘38, Army Air Fall 2006 ‹‹
Letters to the University
Dear Sartain: Laughingly, I said, “You never asked.” She wanted to hear about the Parkville Campus and to know some little things to tell her fiancé about his school. Three Park contacts in 10 days! I couldn’t believe it. Park certainly is getting around. Pete Kale, ’71 S.L. Sartain is director of Park Accelerated ProgramsKansas City Area at the Downtown Kansas City Campus.
“The Alumniads are fantastic!” Betty Scott Ashlock, ’53
CR AIG SANDS
I just wanted to share something with you. You gave me the wonderful Park University satchel of canary and wine colors with the University’s name on the side. When I flew home from Alumni Weekend, I put my old case in my luggage and carried the colorful Park satchel. I changed planes in Minneapolis and was walking through the airport when a man tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I was a Park faculty member. I told him I was just an alumnus returning from Alumni Weekend. “Well,” he replied, “I graduated from Park in 1980something and just wanted to say hello and say how much Park meant to me. Without that degree I would not be where I am today.” Before I could learn his name, his traveling companion, probably his wife, reminded him that they had a plane to catch and he rushed off, saying, “Tell everyone at Park hello!” Several hours later I arrived at Richmond, Va., and was waiting for a ride to get my car when someone asked, “Is that school in the Midwest?” Yes, it’s Park University in Parkville, Mo., suburban Kansas City. Then the man said, “I’m a Park graduate. Are you?” I said yes, and he said Park was great and that he had attended while he was in Washington before going overseas. He then said he is going to begin classes again in a few months. That was two Park students in a matter of hours. About a week later I put some books in my Park satchel and went to the neighborhood pool to work while my young sons were swimming. The boys’ former swim coach saw “Park University” on the case and inquired. Turns out her fiancé is a Marine and will finish his Park degree this fall. “Why didn’t you tell me you went to Park?” she said.
Park Goes International From North and South America to Europe, Asia and Hawaii, Park University’s vision for international education brings a world of diversified study to a broad array of global classrooms. Brazil Deborah Osborne, Ph.D., coordinator of the English as an International Language program, traveled to northeastern Brazil in June to teach EIL courses and confer with local communities to determine English language knowledge needs. Canada Clarinda Creighton, vice president for student services, and Angie Peterson, assistant director of international education and study abroad, attended the National Association of International Educators conference in Montreal, Canada, May 21-27. The five-day conference drew more than 7,000 international educators to discuss a variety of issues, including international student services, study abroad, community connections and technology. China, Moldova, Romania Following his summer 2005 keynote address at Northwestern Polytechnic University, Steven Youngblood, assistant professor of communication arts, was invited back in May to teach Model U.N., speech and basic journalism. In the summer, Youngblood taught college coursework and workshops in Xian, China; Chisinau, Moldova; and Cluj, Romania.As a UNICEF volunteer, he spent July teaching workshops for Moldovan youths. He also taught a radio workshop, where students learned how to produce a 30minute radio show, and a youth public service announcement workshop. The programs were taught through the Centrul Media Pentru Tineri (youth media center), which builds skills in young broadcast and print journalists. Funded by a State Department grant, Youngblood presented journalism basics and lectured on the role of a free press in a democratic society in a series of seminars sponsored by a Romanian NGO in Cluj, Romania, in July and August. Denmark Jason Ayers, adjunct instructor of interior design, was a visiting faculty member in Copenhagen, Denmark, in July. He participated in the summer 2006 Denmark International Studies Program and worked with Parkville Campus seniors Carmen Hahn and Vassili Ganzen, who participated in summer study abroad at DIS. Hawaii Sapna Gupta, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry; John Hamilton, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice; and
Olga Ganzen, M.P.A. ‘99, director of the Office of International Education and Study Abroad, attended the Global Solutions Service-Learning Program and Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 23-June 3. They attended through an American Council on Education mini-grant awarded to Park, Kapi’olani Community College, St. Mary’s University and the University of Kansas. Park students participated in the service-learning project and presented at the conference. From May 31-June 14, Ganzen and Ed Hight, Ph.D., associate professor of education, met in Honolulu with Pacific Resources for Education and Learning staff to develop cooperative programs between Park and PREL. Hight also traveled to PREL learning sites in neighboring Pacific islands. Italy Fou Ts’ong, International Piano Academy Lake Como faculty member, was the featured master teacher and performer at Park’s second Grand Piano Festival at the Parkville Campus on March 22-25. In addition to his solo recital, Ts’ong performed with Stanislav Ioudenitch, artistic director of the International Center for Music at Park University. They and William Grant Naboré, director of IPALC, conducted master classes. Summer Piano Academy 2006 Stanislav Ioudenitch, artistic director of the International Center for Music at Park University; Mi-Eun Kim, Park Youth Conservatory student; Tatiana Tessman, graduate piano student; and Geum-Suk Son, associate director of the International Center for Music, participated in the 2006 Summer Piano Academy at the International Piano Academy Lake Como, July 10-Aug. 5. Kim, Tessman and Son each received three intensive master classes weekly with Ioudenitch, William Grant Naboré, IPALC director, and Massimiliano Frani, IPALC artistic consultant. Six students selected to participate in the four-week academy represented Korea, Italy, Uzbekistan and the United States. At the conclusion, students performed at a gala concert at the Palazzo Gallio in Gravedona, sponsored by the Dongo Community Music School. Korea In cooperation with the International Piano Academy, the Office of Internationalization sent Stanislav Ioudenitch, artistic director of the International Center for Music at Park University, and Geum-Suk Son, associate director of the International Center for Music, to Korea in May. Ioudenitch taught piano master classes to Korean students.
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NEW MASTE R PLAN ADOPTED
LES CHYLINSKI, CRE ATIVE MEDIA ILLUSTR ATION
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By Roger W. Hershey, J.D., L.L.M. Vice President & General Counsel Chair, Park University Master Planning Commission
he newly adopted Parkville Campus Master Plan describes the planned transformation of our beloved campus in eight distinct stages. This, the second in a series of articles detailing this upcoming transformation, begins to depict how this process will renew and enhance our campus environment. The spring 2006 Alumniad reported that as contemplated by Park’s strategic plan, Explorations & Transformations 2012: Access to Excellence, Park was developing a new Parkville Campus Master Plan, which the Board of Trustees would consider at its spring 2006 meeting. The exciting news is that the Board adopted the Master Plan on May 5. The plan provides the vision and supporting rationale for the physical development of the Parkville Campus. It is a flexible document that will be adjusted to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and administration. The transformation of the campus will occur in eight phases The plan contemplates: • Renovating eight buildings • Constructing five new residential buildings and two new academic buildings
• Utilizing an additional 84,400 square feet in the Academic Underground • Re-naming the Academic Underground “Park Commons” • Constructing a new educational underground space station in the Park Commons The plan anticipates the renewal and enhancement of the overall campus environment to improve its function and aesthetics, to make major improvements in the circulation of pedestrians and vehicles and to improve parking.
Plan Recommendations More campus residential development • Construct or renovate campus buildings to provide 500 new beds for residential students in a mix of residential styles, along with improved dining and parking facilities. More learning, faculty, office and administration space • Add new buildings on the surface as well as the additional space in Park Commons to serve a dynamic and growing University. A new International Institute for Global Culture, Economics and Understanding • Construct an iconic academic building for classrooms, conferences, meetings, theatre productions and other performances, galleries and public gatherings.
A new recreation and wellness center • Develop a new recreation and wellness center for use by students, faculty and staff. A new student center • Construct a new student center as the principal social destination for the Parkville Campus community. Youth Conservatory for Music • Provide a suitable home for this growing program to continue to attract and train talented young musicians. Underground identity and access • Develop and emphasize a highly indelible access point to Park Commons and provide alternative vehicular access to the Parkville Commercial Underground. Athletic Facilities • Construct new athletic facilities that will enhance the University’s athletic programs. • Construct a new track. Parking and circulation • Improve vehicular access and parking facilities to better meet the daytime and evening needs of students and employees, and the public when they visit the Parkville Campus.
Other Campus Improvements The renovation and in some cases expansion of Norrington, Mackay and Hawley halls, Thompson Commons and Herr House, will permit changes in the utilization of these spaces. The School of Business and Management will move to a new pre-eminent campus location. Thompson Commons will become the campus student center and social destination. Dining facilities will be located in a new building connected to Thompson and Herr House in order to conveniently serve not only residential students but also commuter students, faculty, staff, campus visitors and employees of University tenants in the Parkville Commercial Underground.
International Institute for Global Culture, Economics and Understanding The International Institute for Global Culture, Economics and Understanding will become an international destination located on a highly visible site due east of the main entrance to the campus. The site is sufficiently distinct from the historic campus core to permit unrestricted architectural creativity in the design of the International Institute.
Student Center A new “Copley Residential Quad” will provide residential students with modern accommodations in a historic setting. Copley Hall once again will become a residential building. In its renewed state it will be a student residence of choice. The Quad will position the Parkville Campus as a leader among Park’s peer institutions and will be a dynamic link to campus recreation facilities and to downtown Parkville.
academic underground will be renamed “Park Commons.” Park Commons will be an absolute differentiator for the University and will represent both an educational and economic value. The existing pedestrian thoroughfare from the Mabee Learning Center Entrance will continue straight through Park Commons to the President Condit Entrance. This reconfiguration will expand what students call the “Main Street” of the Parkville Campus. Main Street will provide access to a mix of classrooms, enrollment and academic support services, the library, and information technology functions, as well as to the hospitality and social space to be known as “Park Commons Square.” Park Commons will become a preferred destination for University students, faculty, staff and for employees of the tenants in the Parkville Commercial Underground. The most visible manifestation of this revitalization and expansion will be the construction of a pavilion at the President Condit Entrance to serve as the attractive new main entrance to Park Commons.
Parkville Commercial Underground Primary access to and internal circulation within the Parkville Commercial Underground will be rerouted to segregate truck and commercial traffic from other vehicles and from pedestrians. This will significantly improve the safety and image of the campus. Park also will become more focused and strategic in recruiting tenants for the Parkville Commercial Underground. Park will seek tenants that have an affinity or relationship to the University that extends beyond the mere rental of space. These tenants will support Park’s mission and provide direct benefits to Park and its students, faculty and staff.
Underground Identity, Access and Utilization
The academic and commercial use of mined space makes Park unique as a university. The
The renovation of athletic and recreation facilities will improve Park’s athletic programs
and provide state-of-the-art sports venues. The Recreation and Wellness Center will be on the site of Labor Hall, which will either be renovated or replaced. Julian Field will not be relocated; a new track will be constructed at the present location. The softball field may eventually be relocated to the area where the upper athletic fields are located, and all of those facilities will be upgraded.
Vehicular Circulation and Parking Some parking spaces will be relocated, and new spaces will be constructed to accommodate planned improvements in campus circulation, parking and appearance. A new 450-vehicle parking structure will be built on the existing parking lot below Herr House. This will serve the campus generally as well as the new International Institute for Global Culture, Economics and Understanding. A new North Loop Road will improve traffic flow and open the west campus and other areas for future development. It will assure the safety of students in the Copley Quad from constant through traffic. Pedestrian safety and the overall campus aesthetic will be greatly improved by the new road.
Aesthetics Exterior plazas, greens and seating walls will be added throughout the campus to help define pedestrian zones. A new graphics and way-finding system will enable visitors to more easily locate campus destinations. Stylized exterior walkways and stairs called “Parkways” will become signature elements. They will foster beautiful, safe vertical pedestrian movement amid the challenging campus terrain. For further information about the master plan, see www.park.edu/plan.
“The Plan provides a vision and supporting rationale for the physical development of the Parkville Campus.” Fall 2006 ‹‹
Campus News COLLEGE OF GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Park Launches Master’s Program in Healthcare Leadership Park has introduced its newest master’s degree — Healthcare Leadership (M.H.L.). Graduates from this cutting-edge, consumer-focused program will be prepared for work in any health-related organization. “It is Park’s intention to deliver a graduate education that develops students who can meet the emerging leadership demands of patientcentered health care,” said Stephen Pew, Ph.D., Master of Healthcare Leadership executive director. In addition to core coursework surrounding health care systems leadership, the courses will focus on current and future payment systems, patient/consumer-centered care, legal issues, quality improvement, marketing and strategic planning, health care delivery to diverse populations, customer satisfaction measurements and change, and continually evolving curriculum for cutting-edge leadership. Courses will be offered Online with options for face-to-face instruction. For more information, visit www.park.edu/grad/mhl-general.html.
Healthcare Advocacy Program The Park University Healthcare Advocacy Program equips students to help patients and families understand how they can obtain optimal care, communicate their needs to health care staff and make decisions about treatment, avoid barriers and resolve problems. Students who complete the program become health care advocates, who then partner with patients and families to ensure the best possible health care experience. The Park University program trains students to promote the interests of patients and families; understand complex
health care information and requirements; translate complicated information into family-friendly terms; and facilitate problem-solving. To learn more about the Healthcare Advocacy program, visit www.park.edu/pdi/healthadv/.
Graduate Program Prepares Students for IT Security Fields In a globally competitive world, the need for information technology security experts continues to increase. Park prepares students through its newest academic program - the Computer and Network Security (CNS) emphasis in the Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), and the CNS Certificate Program. The CNS facet of the M.P.A., M.B.A. and certificate programs serves those seeking specialization in the information technology field with an emphasis in security. This 12-credit-hour Online program is designed for individuals in an IT-securityrelated field, such as a systems administrator, security analyst, IT consultant, security consultant or IT specialist. “Working in government, especially with my anti-terrorism background, I understand how important computer security is today. I looked for the CNS specialty program, and I could not find anything close to what Park offers,” said Michael Myers, an M.P.A. student with a concentration in CNS. “Park University is ahead of the curve with this program. I am certain that this M.P.A. emphasis in CNS will make me a more marketable federal employee and will offer countless opportunities.” To view CNS Certificate Program course descriptions, visit www.park.edu/grad/certificates.aspx; M.B.A. concentration, www.park.edu/grad/masters-mba.aspx; or M.P.A. area, www.park.edu/grad/mastersmpa.aspx.
Jerzy Hauptmann Connects Soccer and Politics On June 14, 2006, Germany declared war on Poland again. This time the battle was limited to a soccer field in Germany at the 2006 World Cup. (Germany won, 1-0.) Prior to the match, Park’s International Center for Civic Engagement hosted a lecture in McCoy Meetin’ House by Jerzy Hauptmann, Ph.D., professor emeritus of political science and public administration, on the history of Poland and Germany’s relationship in terms of soccer. Hauptmann examined the manner in which the soccer teams are political representations of their countries. “The connection between soccer and politics cannot be removed,” he said, “since these are national teams. “It’s like a political loss to Germany if they lose the game. It’s a tragedy if they lose.” Following the lecture, the Parkville Campus watched the match live at the McCoy Meetin’ House. Hauptmann was born and educated in Poland and served in the underground Polish Home Army during World War II. He participated in the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944 and spent several months as a prisoner of war. An internationally respected professor and leader with numerous national and international accolades to his credit, Hauptmann taught for more than 50 years at Park. The University established the Jerzy Hauptmann Distinguished Lecture Program in his honor, and in 2001 the Graduate School of Public Affairs was renamed the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs.
Germany native Gisela Marino, Park payroll coordinator, sports her national Germany soccer jersey while visiting with Poland native Jerzy Hauptmann.
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Graduate Student Wins Missouri Southern International Piano Competition Park graduate student in piano performance Tatiana Tessman won first place at the 11th Missouri Southern International Piano Competition on April 24-29 at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Tessman was among 19 competitors in the senior division. She received a $10,000 cash prize and made her debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City on Oct. 9. The competition, begun in 1987, takes place every two years and draws outstanding young pianists from all over the world. Judged by internationally renowned artists, the competition has grown quickly during its short tenure and has gained national and international attention. It has hosted pianists from 49 countries.
COLLEGE OF DISTANCE LEARNING Austin Campus Holds Events It was a busy spring in the Resource Room on the Austin Campus. In February, students participated in a scavenger hunt to learn more about the books and materials available and about Park University. The most correct answers to questions like how many campuses does the University have and who is the school president led to a pizza party. Accounting Professor Jolene Lampton, Ph.D., held a Student Appreciation Night to discuss students’ needs and ways to improve services.
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES Course Examines the Lives of Middle Eastern Women A new course started Summer 2006. Difficult Dialogues: Curricular Conversations looks at the lives of women in Iran and Afghanistan through stories and writings.
Taught by Judith Richards, Modern Languages Department chair, and Cynthia Williams, associate professor of English, the course focused on Iranian and Afghani women’s literature and includes four major texts that depict the lives of Middle Eastern women. Other readings will include a description and history of Islam, and essays that define women’s role in the evolution of Muslim civilizations. The writings provided viewpoints on the feminist movement and the changing of women’s roles in Islamic cultures.
“We will cover literature and history in the course to understand the people,” Williams said. “One problem we found is there is little writing by women in Afghanistan because of a 92 percent illiteracy rate of the population. Most writing is from women who have left and then returned and have written about their experience.” Part of the course involves understanding the history of women wearing a veil in Middle Eastern cultures. “Veiling was practiced before Islam was founded,” Richards said. “It’s a cultural thing, more than a part of Islam.” Many of the laws in the Middle East have evolved through an interpretation of the Qur’an. “The Qur’an is mostly revelation rather than a story like the Bible. That means the Qur’an has to be interpreted,” Richards said. “There is a very low literacy rate, and priests generally are the only ones who can read, so they can put their own interpretation on the Qur’an. It’s similar to what has happened in Christianity at times.” To create spirited class discussion, the instructors are hoping for diversity in those who enroll. “We want students to get outside of their mind-set and find a dialogue with other students,” Williams said. Added Richards: “It is important to have flexibility and an open mind about other cultures. It’s a very complex world, and we need to learn ways to understand and use sensitivity and to read past our own cultural bias.” A second course will cover a wider range of women’s literature from Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries.
Visiting Scholar Speaks to Park Students Visiting scholar Valeria Magistrelli, a professor of foreign modern languages and literatures and president of the Milan, Italy, chapter of People to People International, lectured May 23 on “From Dark to Light: The Emergence of Humanism in Italy.” The lecture covered the Renaissance in Europe and Italy. Magistrelli illustrated the origins of many words in the English language through other languages and to their beginnings in Latin. She also discussed how after A.D. 1000 there was a surge in culture and understanding. People realized that the world was not going to end and began to research nature and science. The lecture was part of a continuing series hosted by the Office of International Education and Study Abroad.
Park Joins Greater Kansas City IRC Park University became the first higher education institution to join the International Relations Council (IRC) as part of a new educational membership initiative. As a result, an unlimited number of Park students, faculty and staff will be able to attend regular IRC programs at no charge. Park attendees will receive a discounted rate for events that include a meal. In addition, Park employees will compete once again in the IRC’s annual WorldQuest trivia competition in the spring. The Park team finished in a tie for eighth place in the 2006 WorldQuest event. The IRC is the Greater Kansas City area’s leading organization for world affairs programming for all ages. Since its founding, the IRC has hosted many world leaders, including cabinet-level officials, ambassadors and leaders from business, media, politics, government and education.
Park Places in WorldQuest Competition A team of Park students, faculty and staff tied for eighth place in the fifth annual WorldQuest trivia challenge April 18, sponsored by the International Relations Council. Thirty teams competed. Fall 2006 ‹‹
CAMPUS NEWS >> Team members included students Simona Cibotaru, junior, and Dawit Wubshet, graduate student; Vice President and General Counsel Roger Hershey, Web Programmer Tom Hun, Associate Professor Masoom Khawaja, Director of Library Systems Ann Schultis, Webmaster Wade Tripp and Communications Professor Steve Youngblood. Park plans to compete again in 2007.
one of eight finalists in the student web page contest. The students took seventh place out of 18 teams from Missouri universities and colleges in a programming contest. Faculty member Wen Hsin, PH.D., also presented a tutorial titled “Wireless and Mobility, and their Security related issues with enhancement.”
Students and Faculty Participate in Computer Science Conference
More than 4,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide met in New York City in April for the annual Model United Nations conference. Seventeen of those students represented Park. From the Parkville Campus: graduate student Fabio Garcia; senior Andrew Young; juniors Nodirbek Abdoollayev, Simona Cibotaru, Anke Lamby and Adhel Riak; sophomore Gelin Liao; and freshmen Azbilegt Chuluunbat, Olisa Cifligu, Natalie Puhr and Otabek Yuldashev. From the Fort Myer Campus Center: Seniors Rich Barrett,
Park students and faculty in information and computer science and the Association for Computing Machinery participated in the 12th annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges-Central Plains Conference, April 7-8 at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. Josh McKinzie, senior, and Nick Kreeger, sophomore, each presented a student poster on computer networking. Senior Paul John’ss web site was selected
Model U.N. Unites Park Students Across Campuses
Marlene Nucup and Cindy Perez; junior Laurence Smith; and visiting students Joe Ruiz and Terry White. “At Model U.N., students assume the roles of diplomats of a given country,” said Steven Youngblood, professor of communications and Model U.N. adviser. “They then engage in debates, dialogues and diplomacy in a setting that resembles as closely as possible the real United Nations. Our students role-played as diplomats from Mongolia. They researched the positions of Mongolia on world issues and presented those positions at the conference. The students discuss many of the same issues as the real United Nations in an attempt to resolve problems. “The Security Council, for instance, discussed reforming the makeup (membership) of the Security Council, and discussed and acted on the situation in Darfur,” Youngblood said. “Other issues discussed were sustainable development, economic sanctions, nuclear
Students Win Cerner Life Cycle Course Twelve Park computer science and business students recently completed the Cerner Software Development Life Cycle course, with the teams placing first and third place. Park faculty Wen Hsin, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science, is the team adviser. Teams representing Park University, William Jewell College, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Baker University took the course. The objective was to develop medical application software that can run on a wireless Dell Axim PDA and a web browser from Cerner’s Millennium Objects Suite. Cerner gave each team an Axim PDA to use for project development. The teams, consisting of a project manager, documenter, tester, software architect, solutions manager and software programmer, met weekly with Cerner employees throughout the spring semester to develop their projects. The students heard from Cerner experts who provided information regarding their roles and experiences. The student teams also met twice during the semester with a Cerner pharmacist, doctor and company executives. On May 3, the teams presented their solution to the Cerner executives. The executives scored the teams according to eight criteria ranging from solution functionality to the ability to answer questions. Park’s teams performed exceptionally well, competing to win the business from the Cerner executives. The winning Park Team Atlas members each received a Dell Axim PDA for their efforts.
Park Team Atlas - 1st Place Tim Hines, Ph.D., Andrew Romer, Nick Kreeger, Kesiann Francis, Paul John, Amanda Bourland, Daniel Jiregna and Wen Hsin, Ph.D., faculty adviser
Park Team QPA - 3rd place Tim Hines, Ph.D., Kahlia Ford, Virginia Maikweki, Josh McKinzie, Carol Liberty, Denzil Ross, Anna Terranella and Wen Hsin, Ph.D., faculty adviser
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Interior Design Students Turn Furniture Design into Apparel On May 3 two Park University interior design students participated in the fashion show “Color + Couture” hosted by the International Interior Design Association. Participating groups received product samples from suppliers to create costumes. Park students Michelle Batliner, senior, and Mary Carpenter, junior, worked with Brentano Fabrics representative Connie Huffaker, ‘96. Batliner and Carpenter created a costume called “Geisha Galactica” from upholstery fabric samples. They later modeled their creation for Brentano executives at the NeoCon World Trade Fair in Chicago. “It shows the creativity of our students,” said Kay Boehr, director of interior design. “They can design an interior space or a piece of clothing. They can take a product that is mostly for upholstery and make something to wear. It’s fun and creative.”
proliferation and human rights.” The Fort Myer students prepared by visiting the Mongolian Embassy in Washington, D.C. During their visit, they also learned about a scholarship to study in Mongolia last summer. “The year 2006 is the 800th anniversary of the founding of the state of Mongolia by Genghis Khan in 1206,” said Marijane Peplow, professor at Fort Myer. One of her students, junior Laurence Smith, applied for the scholarship. Another of her students, Terry White, has applied for a volunteer staff position at next year’s Model U.N. “I was really pleased with the effort of the team,” Youngblood said. “I was especially gratified to see the collaboration between the Fort Myer and Parkville students. I think the Parkville students benefited from the life experiences of the Fort Myer members, and I think the Fort Myer students learned the ins and outs of Model U.N. from the Parkville students. I hope this mutually beneficial collaboration can continue.”
MORE NEWS Park Supports China Business Forums Park sponsored the forum China Business 2006: Expanding Opportunities for U.S. Companies on May 31 at the Cerner Corp. in Kansas City, Mo. The China business forums pair U.S. business executives, legal experts, academics and government officials who have on-the-ground business experience in China with local private-sector
representatives and community officials. Groups discuss small and medium-size business opportunities in the China market. The goal is to support closer U.S.-China commercial ties and highlight export and investment opportunities for U.S. companies. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce World Trade Center, will host a forum featuring U.S. Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong. Local business representatives will share their stories of doing business with China. Topics will include due diligence, finding suitable partners, licensing, sales and marketing, distribution and trading, customs clearance and regulatory issues.
Downtown Kansas City, Mo., campus. “With more than 30 in attendance, the Board of Visitors continues to grow and is represented by businesses from all corners of the Kansas City metro area,” said Board of Visitors Chairman Mark Jorgenson. “This is a group that is giving back to their community by supporting higher education.” Dick Lynch, founder and CEO of Impact Player Partners, presented on the nonprofit organization, which provides emotional and financial support for severely wounded veterans and their families. He also wrote Connect the Dots, a book on how to make an impact through leadership.
Soccer Players Volunteer with Games for the Disabled
In a society where workers change jobs every couple of years, Betty Dusing stands out. She recently celebrated her 40th year working for Park University. “At first you’re just looking for a job,” she said, “not really looking to stay for 40 years.” Dusing is now the librarian in charge of cataloging. Since she began working at Park, quite a few things have changed on the campus. “In 1988 we moved down to the Underground from Norrington, and it was quite a change.” Even the way the library works has changed: “When I first started it was all on paper in card catalogs. With computers you can find things in two seconds that used to take a long time to find.” Park’s diversity is one reason Dusing enjoys her job. “Park is a great place to work, the
The Park men’s soccer team and Coach Efrem Shimlis volunteered for the MidAmerica Games for the Disabled on May 5-7, providing assistance in the slalom and officiating wheelchair soccer. Joe Dold, president of Mid-America Games, praised the team for its ongoing support and courteous manner of responding to the athletes, and also for tirelessly officiating the fast-paced games. Wheelchair soccer is gaining popularity among athletes with disabilities. Dold credits the Park soccer team for attracting strong competition through quality officiating.
Community Leaders, Park Join to Build Partnerships Park University hosted its second Board of Visitors meeting April 24 at the
She Came for the Job and Stayed 40 years
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The Kansas City Business Journal – Book of Lists was released Oct. 13. The rankings were announced in other editions, but as a reminder, Park is ranked as follows:
“Top Area MBA Programs” Park University is Ranked 6th In 2005 we were ranked 7th. The publication does not indicate who was in 6th place last year. 1. Rockhurst University 2. Baker University School of Professional & Graduate Studies 3. University of Missouri-Kansas City 4. University of Kansas Edwards Campus 5. Webster University
“Top Area Colleges and Universities” Park University is Ranked 4th In 2005 we also were ranked 4th. 1. Johnson County Community College 2. Metropolitan Community College 3. University of Missouri-Kansas City
people, the atmosphere, the students; it’s just a great place. We’ve always had older students and international students, and that makes Park more interesting.” Dusing does not plan to stop working for Park any time soon. “As long as they keep paying me, I’ll keep working here. I don’t consider being here so long a great achievement, but it’s nice to be noticed.”
Former Park College Athletics Director Dies Robert Swanson, director of athletics at Park College in 1937-38, died at age 91 on Sept. 15 in Alma, Mich. Mr. Swanson was president of Alma College from 1956 until 1980 and led the private liberal arts school for 24 years. During his presidency, student enrollment and the number of faculty nearly doubled, and the college’s endowment grew from $375,000 to about $12 million. A Presbyterian minister,
Mr. Swanson was an administrator at McCormick Seminary in Chicago in 1946-56. After he retired, he continued to live in Alma with his wife, Dorothy. In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Sally Plowman, Kathy Freer and Nancy Lefere, and a son, Mark Swanson. His first wife, Alberta, died in 1975. Excerpts from the Associated Press and Free Press
ICCE Book Review to Investigate Globalization in the 21st Century The International Center for Civic Engagement discussion group read Thomas Friedman’s book The World Is Flat and consider its implications. The group reviewed the book in the fall, and in the spring will address related topics. Friedman is a columnist for The New York Times and often writes about the Middle East and politics. In The World Is Flat, he discusses the rapidly changing world economy and what this change means for individuals and managers.
Park Trustee Named 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City named Park University Trustee Benny Lee its 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year. The chamber honored Lee for his company, Top Innovations Inc., a Kansas City wholesale manufacturer and distributor of consumer products, including steam cleaners and fabric cleaners. The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce selected Top Innovations a “Top 10 Small Company for 2003,” and the company was featured in Ingram’s, Kansas City’s Business Magazine. Originally from Taiwan, Lee also has developed Mitco, a trading company, and Trans World, a Kansas City sales and importing company. He has been a member of the Park Board of Trustees since May 2003.
Lee Testifies Before Congress Park University Trustee Benny Lee testified May 25 before the House of Representatives subcommittee on charitable giving, urging Congress to pass H.R. 3908, the Charitable Giving Act of 2005. “I have seen firsthand the positive impact charitable contributions can have for those in need,“ Lee told the subcommittee. As an entrepreneur, I also know the importance of charitable donations by businesses.” “Programs like 2-1-1 [a telephone number that, where available, connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities] would not be possible without charitable donations. However, current laws hinder the participation of many Americans in charitable giving,” Lee said. “If Congress enacts the Charitable Giving Act of 2005, many more Americans would become charitable contributors, and existing contributors would increase their donations.”
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The inaugural volume of Insight, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s peerreviewed scholarly journal, caps a year-long emphasis on critical thinking with 75 pages of highly readable, practical pieces in a scholarly format that promise to embrace the gold standard in academic publishing. The University now boasts a peerreviewed academic journal to showcase the scholarship of its faculty and advance the practice of college teaching. InSight: A Collection of Faculty Scholarship debuted in early August 2006, to the excitement of its publisher, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The ambitious 75-page volume features an editorial, four scholarly articles and an annotated bibliography, all on critical thinking. Each issue will focus on a single teaching and learning topic chosen by Park faculty. The yearly journal is the brainchild of Amber Dailey, Ph.D., associate professor of education and CETL director; Emily Donnelli-Sallee, Ph.D., assistant professor of English and CETL assistant director; and Jean Mandernach, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and CETL research associate. Mandernach and Donnelli-Sallee were co-editors for the first issue, and Dailey was associate editor. Scholarship and Faculty Expectations When CETL opened in August 2005, the idea for a scholarly journal occurred to the trio almost immediately. “Park has been moving more toward incorporating scholarship into faculty expectations,” Dailey notes. “We thought the journal would be an excellent opportunity for this new center to provide a venue where faculty can publish and learn how to submit articles for peer-reviewed, reputable journals.” Peer-reviewed journals are the gold standard in academic publishing since papers survive a competitive process where reviewers are
experts in the author’s field. Mandernach believes that InSight meets an important need in academe as a whole and not just at Park. “Most of the literature consists of strictly research articles. There is a gap in journals that publish articles about applied teaching. Not only do we want to provide resources to help our own faculty, but we want to fill a void in the literature. We hope to provide really hands-on practical pieces in a scholarly format.” Like CETL itself, InSight is facultydriven, with the focus coming from a 2005 faculty survey of what teaching and “We thought the journal would be an excellent opportunity for this new center to provide a venue where faculty can publish and learn how to submit articles for peer-reviewed, reputable journals.” - Amber Dailey, Ph.D, associate professor of education and CETL director
learning issues interested the writers. The first volume caps a year-long emphasis on critical thinking in faculty discussions, guest speakers and student panel presentations. Donnelli: “Because it’s in Park’s mission statement, our faculty are called to promote critical thinking and are deeply invested in what critical thinking can mean in their classroom. It’s also one of those educational terms that means different things to different people in different disciplines. We spent the entire year on the topic, enabling faculty to read, discuss and brainstorm critical thinking before submitting a manuscript.” Keeping It Fresh While some journals take years to see daylight, InSight issued the call for papers, lined up reviewers, selected manuscripts and went into production all within months. “By moving quickly, we were able to keep the topic current and fresh and applicable to the faculty,” Mandernach said. Peer reviewers — faculty from various colleges and universities, including a
university in Argentina — were selected based on their commitment to quality academic writing, their expertise and their willingness to provide feedback. “Our goal was that authors would learn from the experience even if their manuscript was not accepted,” Dailey said. To ensure objectivity, each manuscript was submitted to three reviewers “blind,” meaning no names were attached. Reviewers’ feedback also was anonymous. The finished product represents Park’s diversity and the journal’s multidisciplinary approach. Authors included a traditional, daytime faculty member writing with two of his students; a faculty member in Park’s accelerated face-to-face program; two Online faculty members; a reference librarian; and an administrator from Academic Affairs. An Easy Read InSight lays claim to a rare quality in academic journals: brevity. The editors imposed a 10-page maximum for each piece to encourage already-busy faculty to submit and “because that helps the whole applied angle,” Mandernach said. “We hope everyone reads the whole journal and uses it as a scholarly opportunity to enhance their teaching. We think people will be inclined to sit down and read every article.” The goal is for InSight to be distributed to all full-time and part-time faculty at all Park campus centers. It also may be downloaded at email@example.com. The next issue will be dedicated to the topic of student motivation (another topranked area of interest among Park faculty). The CETL editorial team predicts that the number of submissions will double and that ultimately the publication will attract manuscripts from authors across the country and even the globe. In the meantime, Dailey, Donnelli and Mandernach are glowing, not only in the process but the product. “We are really proud of InSight,” Mandernach said. “It’s really a quality piece of work from our faculty.” Fall 2006 ‹‹
From its tentative, niche beginnings to its robust enrollment and current beckoning to military and other non-traditional students, Park’s Online learning program offers 24/7 access, up to 97 percent course completion and a top-rated education experience for 25,146 students at 43 campuses in 21 states.
By Tom Peterman, vice president for distance learning hen Park offered its first Online courses to some 20 students in 1996, we never imagined the Online program would become one of the largest in the nation. But maybe that wasn’t such a dream after all. Precedent existed for an entrepreneurial adventure and the timing was right, and Park was ready to support the move. Park was founded in 1875 as an experiment in access to higher education. From educating 19thcentury women and minorities, to serving the military, to the bootstrap programs after World War II and then the voluntary education programs for military students in the mid-’70s, Park has always sought unique ways to accomplish its mission. The School for Extended Learning (SEL), formerly the Military Resident Center System, began offering face-toface courses and degree-completion programs at military bases in the early 1970s. Today we offer courses and degree-completion programs at 43 campus centers in 21 states. What began as a niche has become a
significant part of the University and a vital service to the military. Recognizing the importance of academic excellence, the University designed the School for Extended Learning so full-time faculty could provide academic oversight while onsite staff members manage administrative responsibilities. In 1996, then-President Donald Breckon recognized the importance of emerging technologies to better meet student needs and encouraged the exploration of course delivery methods. After experimenting with several delivery modalities, offering courses via the Internet emerged as the best approach. Information gleaned from the initial course offered during the 1996 Spring II term confirmed that this delivery system could be effective and efficient. The undergraduate Online program began in earnest two terms later, and with the support of President Beverley Byers-Pevitts, Ph.D., graduate programs went Online in 2002. While debriefing students after the 1996 pilot course, the University was pleasantly surprised that students thought they had learned as much or more Online as they had in face-to-face courses. This continues to be the
response some 25,146 Online enrollments later. When pressed regarding the loss of informal interaction in the Online course, one student vigorously pointed out that this wasn’t an issue for her. As “a single mother, working adult, taking classes during the evening” and faced with commute time and child care costs, she had little time to socialize with students in her face-to-face courses. However, she had gotten to know one student well via shared assignments, peer evaluations and other forms of interaction provided in the Online environment. She added that she felt she knew Online students better than she had known students in face-to-face courses. Creating this level of interaction is critical to success in the Online program. An additional, unforeseen advantage of Online education lies in the fact that the students likely come from a variety of national and international locations. They also may be in a different stage of their career. Knowing others in one’s field can provide a rich network in solving professional problems or seeking new opportunities. We have discovered several key
elements present in a successful Online program. Seeking to maintain academic excellence is critical. I’ve always said that Park doesn’t need to be the biggest Online program in the nation, just the best, and essential to this is quality of support services. The Online program strives to offer the same, or better, services as the face-to-face student receives, whether at Parkville or other campus centers. It is particularly important that we counter the isolation that naturally occurs in cyberspace. Knowing that assistance is available and having access to resources – help desk, library, tutoring, records – Online and 24/7 eliminates many potential problems and is critical to student success. Successful Online programs share common elements, one of which is high-level interaction between instructor and student, and student to student, and the eCollege platform has excelled here since its inception. Online faculty members are trained to teach using interaction, and the students have come to expect it. Many students and faculty testify to a greater level of interaction in Online courses than in traditional classes. Faculty development is necessary in a quality program, and Park Online instructors must meet the same criteria expected of all Park faculty. In addition, they may not teach Online until they have proven successful in the traditional classroom. Prospective
Online instructors take a six-week training course designed to prepare them for teaching in the Online environment. Major objectives: • Acquaint them with Online teaching and how it differs from faceto-face teaching. • Introduce them to Park’s platform. • Let them experience being an Online student. An instructor who has encountered a hard-drive crash, an Internet provider going out of business, or a dog eating her mouse during a critical time in an Online class is more likely to empathize with the very real problems students face. In end-of-term surveys, at least 90 percent of the students consistently say that they learn as much or more Online than face-to-face; an equal percent say they work as hard or harder in Online classes. And over the past 10 years, between 94 percent and 97 percent of Online students actually completed courses. In other words, they were around to get a grade at the end of the term. Credit for this must go to the students’ commitment and the faculty’s support. Most of Park’s Online students are in the SEL, with a home of record at one of our 43 campus centers. The fastest growing Online segment, however, is the nontraditional student, either associated with the military but not at a campus center, or a nonmilitary civilian. We want to expand the Online base to include a greater
proportion of these nontraditional students from government and corporate sectors. Efforts are under way to link with rural community colleges that have effective Online programs, thereby providing a smooth transition for students seeking a bachelor’s degree. We also are exploring offering certificate programs and continuing education units (CEUs) Online, and perhaps these students would then become undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students. Park will never be a virtual university. Its rich 131-year heritage of serving students at the Parkville Campus will carry on, but Online presents an attractive option for our nontraditional students. They find it an effective, efficient way to enhance their education. Park will remain at the forefront in the use of technology to help meet the educational needs of its students.
“Park will never be a virtual university. Its rich 131-year heritage of serving students at the Parkville Campus will carry on, but Online presents an attractive option for our nontraditional students.” Fall 2006 ‹‹
In Academia PUBLICATIONS Publishing Contract Signed Park faculty members Amber Dailey, Ph.D., associate professor of education; Emily Donnelli-Sallee, Ph.D., assistant professor of English; and Laurie DiPadova-Stocks, Ph.D., dean of the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs, signed a publishing agreement with Anker Publishing for the book ServiceeLearning: Educating for Citizenship. The collection will view the emergent blending of service-learning and eLearning pedagogies, considering how these educational initiatives combine to further encourage civic engagement while meeting the demands of a global, competitive and diverse educational marketplace. SCHOLARLY ACHIEVEMENTS Park Announces Fulbright Scholar Steven Youngblood, assistant professor of communication arts, will use his second Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Azerbaijan in the spring. Bordered by Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Iran, and located on the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan is part of the former Soviet republic. Youngblood plans to teach journalism at the state university in the capital city of Baku and start a journalism program at a Baku high school. His goal is to establish ties between Azerbaijan and Park, beginning with helping Azerbaijani students travel to Parkville to study. He says the Fulbright grant will be more of a first step than an end unto itself. Youngblood has taught journalism, broadcasting and speech at the Parkville Campus since 1997. He chairs Park’s Internationalization Task Force and is sponsor of Park’s Model United Nations team. During his stint at Park, he has taught seminars or courses in Greece, Moldova, Russia, Brazil, South Africa, China and Romania. Hauptmann Fellows Program Established Park has established the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs’ fellows program. “This unique program is a way for distinguished creative community leaders to be affiliated with HSPA, leading us in meeting specific program development needs,” said HSPA Dean Laurie DiPadova-Stocks, Ph.D. Fellow Don Wise, owner of CommonWealth, LLC, a nonprofit consulting
group in Kansas City, launched the program. Wise also is a fellow at the Bloch School at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and holds graduate faculty status at Park. “Don brings to Park a strong mix of accomplishments in community leadership in the Kansas City area,” Hauptmann said. “He possesses a unique vision and skills that match the needs of HSPA. We will draw on his expertise in social entrepreneurship and micro-enterprise as an approach to addressing social needs. He will take the lead in developing certificate programs and new areas of concentration.” Wise is CEO of Associated Youth Services and also the Jackson County social services administrator. He created an Internet-based assessment tool for nonprofits, the social entrepreneurship curriculum for nonprofit executives at UMKC’s Bloch School, and a greenhouse training/horticulture curriculum for middle and high school students. PRESENTATIONS Plumb Presents at KC SAR Chapter Greg Plumb, J.D., professor of criminal justice, presented Criminal Justice and Liberal Arts Education at Park University to the local chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution on May 20 in Kansas City. HSPA’s Hartle Presents in Chicago On May 18, Jeffery Hartle, disaster and emergency management coordinator for the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs, presented a paper, The Sociology of Safety: Organizational Causes of Accidents, at the 2006 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exhibition in Chicago. Hartle and co-
presenter Dianna H. Bryant presented in the safety crossover session on safety information to industrial hygienists. Kerkman Presents Paper in Phoenix Dennis Kerkman, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, presented a paper, Evaluating Educational Revolution in a Mexican Border State: Experiential Science Education in Tamaulipas, at the annual conference of the Association for Border Studies in Phoenix, Ariz. Representatives from several countries, including China, England, The Netherlands, Mexico and Canada, attended. Kerkman and David Stea from Texas State University collaborated on a grant from the Mexican government to improve science education in Mexico. Their program involves students, teachers, parents and community members in hands-on science education in the primary grades. Students conduct their own experiments in biology, chemistry and physics. Completed in 2005, the project was conducted in public and private primary schools in urban and rural towns in Mexico’s northeastern state of Tamaulipas. The impact on students’ scientific reasoning was evaluated via several instruments assessing cognitive development. A clear advantage of the experimental program over official programs was demonstrated for the fifth- and sixth-graders. Stea, an internationally recognized expert on geography education, joined Park’s Geography Department as an adjunct professor last summer.
Cohn Presents at Communication Convention Lora Cohn, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication arts, presented two papers at the Central States Communication Association convention in Indianapolis, Ind., in April. Eisenhower’s Budget Rhetoric: A Metaphoric Wedding Set for America asserted that Dwight Eisenhower’s budget and tax policy was foreshadowed in a 1949 speech at the American Bar Association, well before he announced he would run for president. The Blame Game? Press Coverage of the Kansas City Flood of 1951 argued that the Star’s personification of the flood and resultant fires, along with the use of war metaphors, enabled Kansas City residents to see the disaster as something they could fight and control instead of something they simply had to accept. This helped the city to recover emotionally from the flood (but obscured the victims) and encouraged continued development in the floodplain. Cohn also chaired two panels, Moved to Rhetorical Advocacy: Analyzing the Language of Social Movements and Competitive Papers in Media Studies: Gender, Sexuality and Feminism.
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Gonzales Presents Paper and Receives Appointment by New Hampshire Governor Roxanne Gonzales, PH.D., assistant professor of education and Online instructor evaluator for the College for Distance Learning, co-presented a paper, A Case Study Concerning Campus and Community Perceptions of a Community College Accountability Environment, and research findings at the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference in San Francisco. Co-presenters were Clifford Harbour, Ph.D., and Timothy Davies, Ph.D., of Colorado State University. The paper also was presented as a concurrent session for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges conference in Long Beach, Calif., in April. Marthann Schulte, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, and Kay Dennis, Ed.D., assistant professor of healthcare leadership, also attended the conference. New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch appointed Gonzales to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs. She will work with Hispanic communities in New Hampshire, focusing on education and related legislation and educating New England about Park’s programs and Online learning. The swearing-in ceremony was Sept. 15 in Concord, N.H., in conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month. PDI Director Judges Student Scholarships Cathy Sillman, Ed.D., director of the Professional Development Institute, in April judged high school scholarship applications for Executive Women International. Sillman and fellow judges Marsha Elbasani, with WDAF-TV Fox 4 Love Fund for Children, and Gregg Frost of Balls Food Stores narrowed 24 applications down to five. Those students were chosen for final interviews, and three received scholarships. Ford Performs at National Convention Flute Adjunct Instructor Ronda Benson Ford, D.M.A., performed with the Professional Flute Choir at the 34th Annual National Flute Association Convention in Pittsburgh, Pa., in August. The NFA is the largest nonprofit flute organization in the world. Renowned Violinist Joins Faculty Acclaimed Lithuanian-Israeli violinist Ben Sayevich joined the International Center for Music faculty as a professor of music effective July 14.
Sayevich had taught at the University of Kansas since 1988 and has been concertmaster of the Kansas City Camerata and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, with which he has made numerous appearances, including performing violin concertos by Vieuxtemps, Glazunov, Mozart and Beethoven. He is the violinist in the London-based Rosamunde Piano Trio, which has performed widely in England and in Europe, and for the Park Piano Trio in Kansas City. He taught at the Hartt School of Music from 1987-92, the New England Conservatory in l995 and the Yellow Barn Music Festival in Vermont. Sayevich began his studies at the Churlonis School for the Performing Arts in Vilnius, and he earned the artist diploma from the New England Conservatory. He has performed throughout North America, Europe and the Far East and on radio and television as a soloist and chamber musician. He is the featured soloist in a recording of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. The New England Conservatory also selected Sayevich to play the violin concerto by Alban Berg for its celebration of the composer’s centenary. His interpretation carries the tradition that comes down directly from the composer, through his work on the piece with the late Louis Krasner, the commissioner, dedicatee and the violinist at the work’s premiere. ASPA Honors Members of Park Community President Beverley Byers-Pevitts, Ph.D., received the Public Administrator of the Year award for the academic level from the Greater Kansas City chapter of the American Society for Public Administration at its annual awards luncheon May 24 in Kansas City, Mo. Larry Guillot, S.T.D., master of public affairs professor, received the award for the nonprofit level. The award recognizes outstanding practice or teaching of public administration in the Greater Kansas City area. Awards are presented in five categories: federal, state, local, academic and not-for-profit. Hauptmann School for Public Affairs student Bryan Long was among three recipients of the Stanley Fisher Memorial Award, which goes annually to outstanding graduate and undergraduate students of public administration in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The award for special contributions to the Greater Kansas City chapter went to Jerzy Hauptmann, Ph.D., professor emeritus and founder of the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs. The award recognizes a chapter
member whose work has made a difference. Hauptmann is a founding member of the ASPA’s Greater Kansas City chapter. Chemical Society Honors Faculty Sapna Gupta, Ph.D., received the Salute to Excellence award from the American Chemical Society on April 25 at the Kansas City-American Chemical Society Awards meeting at the Parkville Campus. Gupta received the award in recognition of her service as chair of the National Chemistry Week of the Kansas City local section.
McArthur Publishes Sixth Book Enslow Publishers of New Jersey recently released A Student’s Guide to Edgar Allan Poe by Debra McArthur, director of academic support services at the Parkville Campus. Intended for middle school and high school readers, the book tells the story of Poe the man and the writer. McArthur examines poems and stories often included in curricula and discusses literary techniques and the critical history of each. She looks at the mysterious ending of Poe’s life and the many theories about his life and death. McArthur also wrote The Dust Bowl and the Depression in American History (Enslow Publishers, 2002); The KansasNebraska Act and ‘Bleeding Kansas’ in American History (Enslow Publishers, 2003); Desert Storm: The First Persian Gulf War in American History (Enslow Publishers, 2004); Raoul Wallenberg: Rescuing Thousands from the Nazis’ Grasp (Enslow Publishers, 2005); and Mark Twain (Marshall Cavendish/ Benchmark, 2005). Her books are available Online through Barnes & Noble and at the Parkville Campus bookstore. More information is at http://kidd.park.edu/debramcarthur/. Artist-in-Residence’s Composition is Published Amber Waves Music has released the fourth choral work by Park artist-in-residence Timothy Corrao. A four-part chorus and piano, pop-oriented Christmas piece, Watchman, Tell Us of the Night, includes words by 19th-century writer John Bowring.
Corner Dear alumni and friends, As you can see from all the photos and stories in this issue, alumni reconnected in many places over the summer. We had a fantastic Alumni Weekend in June. Hundreds of alumni from the Parkville Campus as well as extended campuses took part. Alumni who had never been to Parkville, or who had not been back since graduation, met new friends and reminisced with old. View overlooking The Lakes of Killarney (Ireland)
Our volunteers made this happen. Gail McMahon Batchelor, ‘56, mailed, e-mailed and phoned her classmates, achieving a high attendance for their golden anniversary reunion. Carolyn McHenry Elwess, Jay Flaherty, Denis Walsh and Bruce McKeon expanded their 35th reunion to become the “Class of 1971 and Friends” weekend. Jeff McKinney, ‘81, took the lead for his class, gathering classmates for their 25th reunion. Plus, the Hermits returned! We are still collecting photos and identifying faces from the Friday night party that burst out of the McCoy Meetin’ House onto the lawn. The Class of 1971 won the trophy for the highest number of class members in attendance. Recognizing that the Class of 1956 had the highest percentage in attendance, the Class of 1971 insisted on sharing the trophy, adding both classes to the engraving on the plaque. Alumni volunteers also assured the success of other events — a golf tournament in Columbus, Ohio; a family bowling tournament in Tucson, Ariz.; a night at the ballpark in El Paso, Texas. Faculty, staff and students contributed to the work and joined the fun. Kicking off the 2006-07 athletic season Aug. 19, Park soccer and women’s volleyball alumni golfed, scrimmaged with teammates, dined on hotdogs and burgers cooked by Parkville coaches, and partied late into the night. And as I write, I am touring Ireland with 22 alumni, family and friends, sightseeing on the Dingle Peninsula, enjoying the fish and chips. In the midst of all this fun, the Park University Alumni Council started a new term with new officers and five new members. The mission of council President Karen Peters Frankenfeld, ‘59, is to promote the reconnection to Park and its family members by encouraging alumni to participate and bring their friends. Summer has been very busy for Park University alumni, and we have no plans to slow down!
Julie McCollum Director of Alumni Relations Find photos in this issue of Alumniad and at www.park.edu/alumni. First-time users, log on to the web site using the number next to your name on the label of this magazine.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF PARK UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS
Club and Regional News Big Day for Alumni Athletes On Saturday, Aug. 19, more than 300 alumni, family and friends attended events surrounding Park’s soccer and alumnae women’s volleyball games. Alumni reconnected at a golf tournament, games, a cookout and an end-of-the-day party.
El Paso Alumni at the Ballpark El Paso-area alumni gathered to eat hotdogs and watch the Diablos play baseball Friday night, Aug. 11. If you would like to be invited to future events, double-check your directory profile for correct mailing and e-mail addresses.
Bowling in Tucson Alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends bowled at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Bowling Center on July 22.
Summer Golf Outings Twenty-five alumni, coaches and friends joined Alumni Council President Jim Peeke, ‘65, for the second Alumni Weekend Golf Scramble, June 15 at Tiffany Greens Golf Course in Kansas City, Mo. For winners, photos and details go to ww.park.edu/alumni and look for "Summer Golf Outings are a Favorite of Alumni.”
Ohio Golf Scramble – On June 23, alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends returned to the Eagle Eye Golf Course, Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio, to golf and make new friends. Non-golfers joined the group for a party at the 19th Hole. Interested in having alumni events in your area? The Office of Alumni Relations needs volunteers to help plan and organize events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 488-PARK (7275) to discuss ideas.
Park Alumni Directory Planned for 2007
Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Scholarship The Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Scholarship was awarded for the first time in fall 2006. The scholarship, created to honor the late Marlowe Sherwood, ’63, is now fully endowed, thanks to donations from Alumni Association members and 50th-reunion gifts from the classes of ’53, ’54 and ’55. Fund-raising projects, such as Alumni Weekend merchandise and the replacement diplomas, also helped reach the goal. Donations will continue to be solicited. As the fund grows, additional awards will be made. The scholarship goes to alumni or those related to an alumnus/a, such as a spouse, child, grandchild, sibling, nephew or niece. Recipients must be enrolled at any Park campus, must be in good academic standing and have a grade point average of at least 2.5. The scholarship must be used in the academic year when it is given. Recipients may reapply in subsequent years. Each recipient will be designated a Marlowe Sherwood Alumni Association Endowed Scholar. To apply contact Renee Jack, scholarship coordinator, at email@example.com, (816) 741-2000.
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China in 2007 Contact the Office of Alumni Relations to make sure you are on the travel mailing list. Take the travel survey on the web site and receive an alumni luggage tag as a thank you.
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June 14-17 From Sea to Shining Aea, Alumni Weekend 2007 is for everyone. Meet new friends, reacquaint with old as Park alumni from across the nation and around the world assemble at the historic Parkville Campus. Save the date June 14-17 and contact us for help with your travel accommodations. Events: Golf, Golden Reunion Dinner, Class Reunions, Entertainment, Campus Tours, and a Saturday night dance. Lots of food, friends and fun.
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Weekend Francis “Pete” Campbell, ’78; Spencer McMillian, ’03; Nathan Marticke, major gift coordinator; and Phil Wheeler, ’62, trustee, joined the alumni golf scramble on Thursday.
The reunion years of 1956 and 1971 posed for class photos. Find more photos and names of individuals at www.park.edu/alumni.
Debra McArthur, Park director of academic support services; Lisa Wade McCormick ’83; Mary Hay Cooke, ’55; and Ann Millholland Webb, ’81, autographed their books for alumni during a book-signing session in the Park University Book Store.
Maria Monteleone, ‘71; Susan Smith Latz, ‘71; and Eileen West, ‘71, took time to rest and catch up on the hillside.
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Nancy McBride Custead, ‘68, led alumni during the Park Sing.
Harold “Smitty” Smith, ‘44, Park’s librarian emeritus, signed copies of his book, American Travelers Abroad: a Bibliography of Accounts Published Before 1900, during his presentation to the Friends of the Library.
The Hermits had an impromptu gathering in the Park Athletic Pavilion.
2006 Distinguished Alumnus Al Larson, ‘59, was joined by two of his former students, Carol O’ Brien White, ‘70, and Maryann Webster Eichhelberg, ‘70.
Susan Kensett McGaughey, ‘74; Carolyn McHenry Elwess, ‘71; Gary Latz, ‘71; Becky Evans Montanino, ‘75; Jean Pierce, ‘72; Cindy Humbird Flaherty, ‘73; and Susan Smith Latz, ‘71, gathered outside the McCoy Meetin’ House during the ‘71 and friends gathering.
Donovan Smith, ‘56, with Michael Droge, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs
Park’s long tradition of music brought alumni together in the McCoy Meetin’ House to honor former choir director Allen Larson, ‘59, and participate in the Park Sing.
Beverly Eggert Van Buskirk, ‘56; Harvey Van Buskirk and Lincoln Richards, ‘56, chatted during lunch in Thompson Commons.
Alumni signed in at the hospitality room. Park Alumni T-Shirts Phil Wheeler, ‘62, trustee, at the Howard Bailey McAfee Heritage Society Tea.
Alumni Weekend photos courtesy of Park University students Summer Evans, M.P.A., ’06, Alan McArthur and alumnus Michael Newburger, ’70.
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Awards The Rev. Edmund A. Loew Jr., ’55 Joyce Wilson Loew, ’56
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The 2000 Park University Alumni Directory lists Ed and Joyce Loew as “minister honorably retired, First Presbyterian Church … Globe, Ariz.,” and “retired homemaker.” This year’s recipients of the Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Service Award are an energetic, service-driven couple chosen for their unique ministerial style and dedication. Ed, known by friends as “Buzz,” attended Park for two years before returning home to Tucson to complete his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and sociology at the University of Arizona. Although separated geographically, he maintained close friendships with fellow Parkites. Meanwhile, Joyce obtained a bachelor’s degree in music education from Park while leading a very busy campus life. She was an Aurora (OAC) officer and an active member of Mu Sigma and the Women’s Athletic Association, and she participated in drama productions, band and club sports. She also was a dorm officer and a fouryear member of the Park Singers. After graduating in 1956, she moved to Arizona and became music director for the public schools in the Indian community of Welton. In 1957, Ed and Joyce married and moved to Chicago. While Ed obtained his master’s degree in divinity from McCormick Seminary, Joyce faced challenges as a music teacher in a Chicago reform school. The Loews, individually and as a couple, have generously offered their time and talents, serving family, church
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and community through a variety of outreach projects. They endeavor to improve their community, whether in their hometown of Globe, Ariz., or in places such as Kirkcaldy, Scotland, where they enjoyed a six-month exchange pastorate in 1986. For more than 30 years, in the interest of encouraging the arts, they have promoted community concerts in the Globe/Miami, Ariz., area. They also have managed junior and senior high youth camps. For the last 10 years the Loews have worked with local and state chapters of Habitat for Humanity, Ed as current president of the Globe/Miami Chapter and Joyce as a member of the home selection committee. They also have helped build Habit for Humanity homes. Ed has twice been a delegate to the National General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); moderator of the church’s Presbytery deCristo and Synod of the Southwest (the Synod includes Arizona and New Mexico); and treasurer for the Arizona Ecumenical Council. He has been an active member of the Gila County Ministerial Association and is a past president of the Globe Unified School District Governing Board. He is chairman of the Ethics Committee of Cobre Valley Community Hospital and serves on the Arizona Ecumenical Council’s finance committee. He also is a member of the United Fund Board of Directors, a local United Way-type organization.
Joyce remains busy with her personal projects as well as those that come naturally to a minister’s wife. She is chairwoman of the Morning Circle of their church’s Women’s Association, and she occasionally plays the organ. The Loews have four children and nine grandchildren. Their youngest son, Greg, best explained the reason his parents are receiving the Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Service Award when he said, “My parents consistently and unselfishly honor community and other concerns, and have always been wonderful examples of service.” When classmate Gail McMahon Batchelor, ’56, nominated the Loews for the award, she wrote, “It’s not just WHAT they do, but HOW GRACEFULLY they function. The KEY to the Loews’ incredible track record of exemplary service may be revealed in their recent holiday letter’s last paragraph, ‘Obviously, we still love life and each other. …’ And they love their neighbor as themselves!” N A R VA
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Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Service Award Jane Turner Dodson, ’40 The Alumni Awards Committee and the Alumni Council awarded a second Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Service Award this year. It came as a big surprise to recipient Jane Turner Dodson, ’40, who learned about the decision only a few weeks before the presentation. Referred to as “Volunteer Extraordinaire” in the nomination letter, it is no surprise that community service has been Jane’s way of life. As she explains, “I never thought of it as volunteering. It was just my nature. I loved always being involved.”
Jane’s passion for involvement began in high school in Belton, Mo., where she remembers such activities as organizing the school’s first pep club. She brought this same spirit to Park, where she was a Calliopean, worked as a salad girl and later waitress in Thompson Commons, joined Zeta Kappa Epsilon and Alpha Theta Pi, worked on the NARVA staff, played on the women’s basketball team, and was a women’s speedball all-star. She graduated from Park with a major in history and minors in home economics and English. After teaching high school for a year, Jane embarked on an exciting life as a Navy wife. She arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Dec. 3, 1941, in time to experience the attack on Pearl Harbor three days later. For the next 26 years, she followed husband Al’s career from base to base, raising three sons and employing her energies as a volunteer. Navy Relief Services, the organization that assists enlisted personnel, awarded Jane its “5000 Hour” pin in 1958, after which she stopped counting hours. She has managed Navy thrift shops, interviewed applicants for aid, organized volunteers to knit and sew clothing for babies of the youngest personnel at naval training stations and hospitals, and organized bazaars to raise money to support these functions. While stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, Jane found that no children’s books were available, so she raised funds and created
a children’s library. Here, she and her family experienced another infamous event — the 1964 Alaska earthquake. At Naval Base Coronado, near San Diego, Calif., she worked as a volunteer caring for wives whose husbands were at sea. In Rhode Island she worked on the newspaper serving Navy wives. During her husband’s years of active duty, Jane taught Sunday school classes, regardless of the chapel denomination. Along the way, she continued to pursue volunteer opportunities outside the Navy, serving on the school board in Kodiak and participating in garden clubs, PTAs and other organizations. She even conducted eye screening for the Lions Club. Al’s retirement from the Navy and his pursuit of a new career brought Jane back to the Midwest and Park. Her interests in history and English led her to volunteer in the local libraries and museums. Today she lives in the Foxwood Springs Retirement Community in Raymore, Mo., where she organizes volunteers and works in the library, creating educational displays and managing a genealogical computer group. Al had Parkinson’s disease prior to his death in 1987. As a result, Jane organized the first Parkinson’s support group in North Cass County and remains active with the group. Jane served on the Park Alumni Council from 1976-79. She returned for two more terms in 2000 and retired from the council once again this year. She has served as class agent for the Class of 1940 and as a member of the Alumni Weekend and the Alumni Awards committees these past few years. She most recently served as chairwoman of the awards committee. It was this committee that, without her knowledge, voted to recognize Jane’s community service and service to Park.
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Distinquished Alumnis Award Allen Carl Larson, ’59, Ph.D. Dr. Allen Larson, Park University’s 2006 Distinguished Alumnus, is recognized for his accomplishments as a musician, conductor and educator. Larson’s music career began in Chicago, where he studied music as a child. After graduating from Park, he earned his master’s degree in music and his doctorate in conducting at Indiana University, studying with such mentors as Herbert Mueller, Wolfgang Vacano and Dr. Julius Herford. Larson taught at Park College from 1961-67 and again from 1969-73. In 1973, he joined the faculty at Webster University in Webster Groves, Mo., where he is music director/conductor, teaches graduate and undergraduate classes and is director of orchestral activities. He served as music department chairman from 1983-88. He has held conducting posts with the St. Joseph Symphony, St. Joseph Youth Symphony and Nova Choralis; Park College Choirs, Madrigal Singers and Park Singers; Indiana University Choral Union and Chamber Singers; Northland Symphony Orchestra; Metropolitan Orchestra at Webster University and the St. Louis Chamber Chorus. Fall 2006 ‹‹
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Awards From 1976-81, he was pre-concert lecturer for the St. Louis Symphony Friday and Sunday afternoon concerts. In 1976 he was chorus master for the premiere of the nationally recognized Opera Theatre of St. Louis Larson’s guest conducting appearances include clinics and performances with area public schools and colleges, the Kansas City Civic Orchestra, Washington University Wind Ensemble, Webster Chamber Winds, Webster University
Opera Studio, Webster University Music Theatre, St. Louis Youth Symphony, radio station KFUO’s “Live from the Garden” broadcasts, and the St. Louis Symphony’s Chamber Music St. Louis series. He also is choir director at the First Unitarian Church of St. Louis and a fund-raising consultant who secures grants and awards for music students. The title “conductor” takes on a new meaning in Larson’s free time. The
music conductor becomes a railroad conductor when enjoying one of his favorite hobbies – model trains. After learning of his dual conductor interests, KETC/Channel 9 in St. Louis featured Larson on its “Living St. Louis” broadcast series. Larson and his wife, Debra, a graphic designer, live in St. Louis. He has one daughter, Beth, who lives in Montana. In 1996, Larson was listed in 120 Outstanding Alumni of Park College.
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Mark June 14-17 on your new calendar for Alumni Weekend at Park University. There will be reunions for the early 60s and other class years, a golf outing, and an“Enchanted Evening Under the Stars” at the Marriott’s beautiful lakeside pavilion. Our banquet and dance (new for 2007) promises to be more fun than your senior prom in the school cafeteria! All alumni from any year and from any campus center are cordially invited to participate in events.
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Class Notes 1930s A.V. “Jack” Wetmore, ’3 36, and his wife, Bernice, celebrated Bernice’s 91st birthday cruising the Nile in Egypt.
1940s G. Ross Stephens, ’4 49, was keynote speaker at the International Forum on Metropolitan Regions Development at the Antai School of Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in Shanghai, China. The SJTU Press plans to translate two of Ross’ books into Chinese. Ross is professor emeritus at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
1950s Bob Batchelor, ’5 52, and Gail McMahon Batchelor, ’5 56, live in Orange, Texas, which was in the path of Hurricane Rita. They report that over the summer the last damage to their property was repaired. Florence Byham Weinberg, ’5 54, is a WILLA Literary Award finalist in the historical fiction category for her novel Apache Lance, Franciscan Cross. The novel explores the founding of San Antonio and the struggle to establish the first missions along the San Antonio River in the face of fierce Apache attacks. Weinberg will receive her award at the Women’s Writing the West Conference in Colorado Springs in October. Information about the awards and the book are at www.womenwritingthewest.com and www.florenceweinberg.com. Roger L. Wilson, ’5 56, has retired to Bugaba, Shiriqui, in the Republic of Panama. He and his wife, Dee, bought a native house in the mountains and renovated and remodeled it into a home they really enjoy. Kay Brown Willson, ’5 56, has an active career as a step-on tour guide in Colorado. She also edits the Rocky Mountain Guides Association’s newsletter. Husband Jim Willson, ’5 56, is the association’s legal adviser.
1960s 67, has Retired Lt. Col. John E. Mann, ’6 written two mystery novels, The Search for Rosita and Peril in Parksdale, as part of a detective series. The third novel, Angelo’s Ghost, will be released this fall.
Have you received a job promotion, gotten married, had a baby or received an award? Go to www.park.edu/alumni, click My Profile and add a class note. Your log-in number is on the back of this magazine. Tom Mooney, ’6 67, is progressing in his recovery from a motorcycle accident in November 2005.
1970s Mike DiDonato, ’7 71, was one of only 10 people nationwide to receive the Gold Level Master sales and leasing award from Toyota Motor Corp. He also became a fourth-time grandfather when Izebeal Michele DiDonato was born April 10. James Conlin, ’7 75, is a contracts manager at Prudential Insurance Co. He lives near his hometown of Philadelphia, Pa., and is married with three grown children. Mark Meaders, ’7 79, a retired U.S. Air Force major, and his wife, Carla, volunteer with Operation Helmet, a nonpartisan charity that sends helmetupgrade kits to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Meaders’ father, Dr. Bob Meaders, founded Operation-Helmet.org to shed light on problems with helmets that are issued to many military personnel. On June 15 the Meaders family appeared with Cher before the House Armed Services subcommittee on tactical air and land forces at the request of Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa.
1980s Kimberly Crabtree Gazzo, ’8 86, is town historian in Dryden, N.Y., where she lives with her two children. Gazzo also is executive assistant at the History Center in Tompkins County, where she is administrative coordinator for bookstore and visitor services and educational programs relating to local history on a regional level. Neal McGregor, ’8 89, received a doctorate in administration and management from Walden University in November 2005. McGregor is vice president of the Park University Alumni Council for the 2006-07 term.
1990s Russell Lieberman, ’9 92, D.C., joined Enzymes Inc. as national sales manager. The Parkvillebased company, located in Park’s Commercial Underground, specializes in
enzyme-based nutritional supplements. Prior to this position, Lieberman was a practicing chiropractor for 14 years. Stephen R. McClenney, ’9 93, is the senior systems engineer/JDE CNC for BearCom Wireless Worldwide in Dallas. McClenney lives in Rockwall, Texas, with his wife, Kimberly, and sons Max and Jack. Erik Bergrud, M.P.A. ’9 94, was elected to the board of the Hispanic Economic Development Corp., a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to improve the lives of Latinos in the Kansas City area through business development and economic and community wealth-creation initiatives.” James Burbridge, ’9 95, was awarded a juris doctor degree in May. He and his wife, Sara, welcomed their first child, Charlotte Grace, in March. Derek Mueller, ’9 96, and Dottie Mueller are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter born Aug. 1. Derek is a part-time Online instructor and course developer at Park. Christy Ann Peters Beckhart, ’9 97, was awarded a juris doctor degree at the New England School of Law in May. She served an internship at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Worcester, Mass. She was accepted to the Air Force ROTC Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 2005. Chris Bosch, ’9 97, M.P.A. ’0 00, became chief of the Tracy Fire Department in Tracy, Calif., in October 2005. Tracy is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. Ben Chlapek, M.P.A. ’9 97, is deputy chief for the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District in Blue Springs, Mo. Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt named Chlapek to the State Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services. K. Ross Landers, ’9 97, received his doctorate from Louisiana Baptist University in May 2005. He is chief operating officer of a consulting firm in the Detroit, Mich., area.
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CLASS NOTES >> Michael Malone, ’9 97, was promoted to account director at the Sandweiss Koster ad agency in Kansas City, Mo.
Business Administration Mike Fitzmorris’ classes and also screened a short film he completed recently.
Angela Hall Siefkes, ’9 97, and husband Darin welcomed daughter Samantha Jean in November. They live in Austin, Texas, where Angela freelances in marketing and public relations.
Kristen Mays, ’0 00, completed her master’s degree in business administration in May and has accepted a marketing manager position at Sinclair Oil in Salt Lake City.
Bruce Cantwell, ’9 98, married Ginger Knollman on July 8. Jennifer White, ’9 98, married Jonah Ganaway on May 12 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jennifer is a community support specialist for University Behavioral Health at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Kathy Lynch, ’9 99, wrote two books on local Ohio history as part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. Her first book, Zanesville, was published in 2006, and her second book, Rappahannock County, will be released in 2007. Matthew J. Lyons, ’9 99, a corporal in the Oceanside, Calif., police department, wrote Oceanside Police Department, a pictorial history of the department, to benefit the Washington, D.C.-based National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Prior to retiring from the Marine Corps, Lyons was Camp Pendleton’s chief of investigations.
2000s Wendy Engle Farmer, ’0 00, and Miles Farmer welcomed Audrey Elizabeth to the family Aug. 23. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. Russell Jones, ’0 00, a Los Angeles film producer, visited the Parkville Campus on Sept. 1. He discussed his career and the film industry with two of Assistant Professor of
Julie Horton, ’0 01, is a registered and certified palliative care nurse and works as a caregiver at the Kansas City, Kan.-based Catholic Community Hospice. She was featured in The Catholic Key, the online newspaper for the Diocese of Kansas City/St. Joseph, Mo. (www.catholickey.org). Dragan Stanisevski, ’0 01, M.P.A. ’0 02, is an assistant professor at Mississippi State University in the political science and public administration department. He teaches master’s and doctoral courses in public budgeting and finance, and graduate courses in qualitative methods, multiculturalism and diversity in public administration. Brad Baska, ’0 02, teaches in China. He and his wife, Xioa Yen, are the proud parents of Ira Allen Baska, born May 4.
Melissa Michael, ’0 02, M.B.A. ’0 05, an administrative professional at Vandenberg Air Force Base, received Swingline’s Golden Optima™ Award as the 2006 Swingline® Admin Pro of the Year. The nomination described her as “the heart of the organization’s communications and workflow.” See www.swingline.com. Jeff Adams, M.Ed. ’0 03, began the 2006-07 school year as assistant principal in the California R-1 School District, California, Mo., splitting his time between the district’s middle and elementary schools. He and his wife, Tammy, welcomed daughter Elise in May.
Patrick Ferguson, M.B.A. ’0 05, and Christina Ferguson announce the birth of their son, Payton Alexander, born Aug. 9. Germane Friends, ’0 03, is division chief for the Tracy Fire Department in Tracy, Calif., where he heads training and community outreach. He previously worked for the Kansas City, Mo., fire department for 30 years, most recently as battalion chief. He joins a fellow Park alumnus, Tracy Fire 97, M.P.A. ’0 00. Chief Chris Bosch, ’9 Miranda Jennings, ’0 03, M.P.A. ’0 06, is emergency coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Donna Gifford, ’0 04, and Gabe Baker welcome their son, Gabriel Joseph Baker Jr., born July 12. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Gifford is assistant director of purchasing in the Park University accounting office. Solomon Reta, ’0 04, married Zemenay Asefa on Sept. 2 in Kansas City, Mo. Brianne McCollum, 05, married Travis ’0 Steffel on July 1. She is employed with Beyond Now, a division of Cerner, located in Overland Park, Kan.
JoMarie Travis, ’0 05, announced her engagement to Paul Joseph Guastello Jr. Elizabeth Weese, ’0 05, is suites manager for Levy Restaurants at Qwest Field in Seattle, Wash. She is responsible for suites operations for Seattle Seahawks games as well as Levy Restaurants’ special events and catering nationwide. Bodie Grundel, ’0 06, works in human resources at Kinetic Concepts in Dillon, Mont.
<< CLASS NOTES Honorary Alumni Ike Skelton, hon. ’8 87, was honored by two of the nation’s premier institutions for professional military education. An academic chair at the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and a specialized military library at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va., will bear the Missouri Democrat’s name.
Park Mourns ’20s Alice Breitshwert Banghart, ’2 28 April 8, Columbia, Md. Mrs. Banghart celebrated her 108th birthday Feb. 28. She earned a home economics degree from Park College. Her ashes were spread over the Chesapeake Bay.
’30s Bruce Montgomery, ’3 34 May 21, Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Montgomery was a professional engineer registered in Illinois. He started his aviation communication career in research and development at Northwest Airlines and United Airlines in Chicago and later worked for the Civil Aeronautics Agency (now the Federal Aviation Administration) in Atlanta and in Washington, D.C. After a time with the Air Navigation Development Board in Washington, in 1956 he joined Lockheed Aircraft (now Lockheed-Martin) in Marietta, Ga., where he worked in preliminary design. Considered a pioneer in avionics, Mr. Montgomery retired from Lockheed in 1978. He was a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and an avid amateur radio operator. Margaret Lorimer Parsons, ’3 34, Ph.D. Jan. 7, East Lansing, Mich. Dr. Parsons was a researcher, administrator and professor of graduate-level courses at Michigan State University. She went on to become interim director of MSU’s Office of Institutional Research and retired in 1981 after 25 years with the university. She also was interim president and a trustee of Missouri Valley College, as well as a consultant to small colleges.
The Rev. Robert C. Bowman, ’3 35 April 11, Milwaukee, Wis. During his college years, the Rev. Bowman worked for Bethlehem Steel Corp. and the Missouri Civilian Conservation Corps. He received his theology degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and was a minister in Presbyterian churches in Ohio, Iowa and Indiana. Mary Griffith Olson, ’3 37 March 31, Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Olson taught school in Booneville, Mo., and at the Ohio School for the Deaf. She was recognized for her volunteer service to her community. She is survived by four children as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ellen Palmer Heyde, ’3 38 April 26, Ontario, Idaho. Following college graduation, Mrs. Heyde enjoyed life as a “career gal,” teaching school at Nyssa High, attending business school and then working as a secretary. Her most enjoyable job was working in the Oregon governor’s office. She married and raised her family in Idaho. Arthur A. McAuley, ’3 38 May 15, Napa, Calif. Mary Ellen Wickstrom Anderson, ’3 39 Aug, 6, Tempe, Ariz. During World War II, Mrs. Anderson was a counselor at Boeing Aircraft in Settle, Wash., where she helped homemakers adjust to their new work environment. She received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington, and she worked with the blind, as well as in psychiatric services for the Veterans Administration, Indian Health Services and other social service agencies. Mary Elizabeth Smitson Spratt, ’3 39 March 1, Weston, Mo. Mrs. Spratt was a descendant of the first white child born in the Platte Purchase. After graduation she taught in a one-room school in Ferrelview, Mo. She married and lived in Weston, Mo.
’40s LaVonne Lucille White Myers, ’4 40 April 21, Chicago, Ill. After graduation Mrs. Myers taught school in Nebraska. Upon marrying, she returned
to the Kansas City area and dedicated her time to her family and to serving her community. Jeanne Fennell Olsen, ’4 40 July 29, Eugene, Ore. Charles Nichols, ’4 41 Feb. 3, Leavenworth, Kan. Charles T. Reed, ’4 41 April 29, Chillicothe, Mo. Ruth Anne Brown Dukelow, ’4 41 July 18, Lenexa, Kan. Mrs. Dukelow was born in Sangli, India, to parents who were missionaries of the Presbyterian Church, USA. She was a school psychologist in Lawrence and Bonner Springs, Kan. Pauline Dolan, ’4 43 Aug. 5, Kansas City, Mo. Forrest Eugene Heacock, ’4 44 May 26, Frankfort, Mich. Mr. Heacock attended Naval Midshipman’s School during World War II. Curtis Leichner, ’4 44 May 13, Portland, Ore. Mr. Leichner attended Naval Midshipman’s School during World War II, where he met and married Miriam Morrow, ’44. Robert C. McBride, ’4 44 Aug. 16, Overland Park, Kan. Mr. McBride was a devoted husband who loved traveling worldwide with his wife of 54 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and their families. James H. Bedwell, ’4 45 Aug. 19, Sun City, Ariz. Charles Debban, ’4 45 July 5, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Midge Westaby Edwards, ’4 46 Dec. 17, 2005, Columbus, N.C. Cloyd H. Snyder, ’4 47 June 14, Oklahoma City, Okla. Mr. Snyder was an electrical wholesaler. A devoted family man, he dedicated his time as a leader in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and to coaching Little League.
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CLASS NOTES >> Mary Riggs Dixon, ’4 47 Aug. 14, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Dixon met her husband, David J. Dixon, ’46, at Park, where they married in the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on Dec. 17, 1945. Her many occupational hats reflected her broad range of talents and interests. She worked in the nuclear physics lab at Harvard University, as a homemaker with young children, and as owner of Shepard Dry Goods in Warrensburg, Mo. In retirement she remained active in her community, church and the Missouri Democratic Party.
’50s Jeanne Knotter Denike, ’5 51 March 30, Naples, Fla. Mrs. Denike followed her parents and other family members to Park. She had a long career as a social worker in schools and health care facilities. Sanny Lou Fishburn Scribner, ’5 52 April 21, Parkville, Mo. Mrs. Scribner was the niece of Frances Fishburn, ’21, for whom the University’s Fishburn Archives are named. Max Cordonnier, ’5 56 May 31, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Mr. Cordonnier was a retired Southeast Missouri State University professor and well-known local artist. He taught classes in Romantic and Victorian English literature. He created complex computerenhanced art filled with images from literature and mythology. Jackie Larson, ’5 57 Dec. 6, 2005, Englewood, Colo.
’60s Ronald Cooperman, ’6 65 Aug 30, Moorestown, N.J. Mr. Cooperman was a member of the BMW Club of America, the New Sweden BMW Riders, the Sunday Once a Month Club, the Ferrari Owners Group, the Ferrari Club of America, the Rolls Royce Club of America, the Air & Space Support Group and the World War II Commemorative Organization. Many alumni recall Mr. Cooperman driving his antique station wagon or his motorcycle from New Jersey to attend Alumni Weekends.
’70s Daniel M. Kashporenko, ’7 70 Aug. 21, Puyallup, Wash. Col. Kashporenko retired from the Army after 30 years. After graduating Park, he earned two master’s degrees. He was dedicated to his family and his church. James R. “Dick” Davis, ’7 71 Aug. 1, 2005, San Marcos, Calif. Maj. Gen. Davis was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1970 he enrolled in Park’s Military Degree Completion Program to finish his undergraduate degree. He is remembered as a Vietnam veteran who successfully sought to smooth the relationships between returning soldiers and the anti-war factions on campus. After leaving Park, Mr. Davis earned master’s degrees in education and management before graduating from the Naval War College in 1983. He was promoted to major in 1974 and to brigadier general in 1989, and in 1993 he was advanced to major general to become one of the few Marines to achieve such a rank without attending a military academy. He served in Vietnam,
Korea and at several U.S. Marine Corps installations. He was appointed president of Marine Corps University in 1990, and in 1993 was named commanding general of Marine Corps Recruiting Command, headquartered in Washington, D.C. In 1994, he received the Park Alumni Association’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Richard A. Ingram, ’7 71 May 14, Midland, Texas. Richard Ingram attended Park through the military degree completion program while stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He served in Vietnam prior to attending Park. Upon graduation he enjoyed a distinguished career in the Air Force. A command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours and numerous military decorations, he achieved the rank of brigadier general in 1980 and retired in 1988 after 38 years of service. After retiring, he became executive director of the Confederate Air Force in Midland, Texas, and later worked for Midland ISD and NC Sturgeon Construction. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #1167 for over 40 years,
Jack Friedman, ’ 71, June 22, Parkville, Mo. A Brooklyn, N.Y., native Mr. Friedman came to Parkville in 1968 and made it his home. He held the post of alderman for 18 years. After graduating from Park in 1971, he began serving Parkville with the same vigor he had demonstrated in college. An independent building remodeling contractor, he led the Parkville community in improving its parks and neighborhoods. He served on Parkville’s volunteer Park Board for four years and in 1988 was elected alderman. Prior to the latter, he had helped promote Parkville’s English Landing Park and labored long and hard clearing the overgrown brush that covered the area. He also was adept at recruiting scores of volunteers to help with city projects, a skill that resulted in the erection of the historic Waddell “A” Truss Bridge that spans a creek and connects the much-used walking trails in the park. The bridge was assembled in 1987 on site with the help of several engineers, major construction companies and local volunteers all of whom Mr. Friedman, due to his Herculean efforts, had convinced to donate their time and skills. Such cooperation was unheard of and was the result of his perseverance and leadership. He also helped establish Parkville’s Farmer’s Market, the Parkville Old Plat Neighborhood Association, the Parkville Recycling Center and the beautiful Parkville Nature Sanctuary. He also served on the Platte County Citizens Coalition. The list of other organizations that benefited from his participation is too long to print here. Parkville residents will long remember Jack Friedman; he will be sorely missed by his family and his legion of friends and acquaintances. Few towns can boast of people like Jack — he was truly unique. He is survived by his mother, Rebecca Friedman of Danbury, Conn.; his wife of 20 years, Charlotte Roush [who retained her maiden name after their marriage]; their son, Nathan Friedman, 15, and a brother, Richard Friedman, ’ 73, and his wife, Ann, of Sacramento, Calif.
<< CLASS NOTES and the Order of Daedelians Society. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, and their four children, Lori, Jorjan, Scott and Tod. James Lea Raupp, ’7 71 July 3, Hayward, Calif. Mr. Raupp graduated Park with a degree in drama. He performed in such movies as Kansas and Friendly Persuasion, which were filmed locally, and also in early Kansas lottery commercials and dinner theater, as well as theater in the park productions. A longtime member of the Screen Actors Guild and Equity, the entertainers’ trade union, Mr. Raupp acted, directed and helped produce in Hollywood. Ferrel Heady, hon. ’7 73 Aug. 24, Albuquerque, N.M. Mr. Heady was president of the University of New Mexico from 1968-75, during the tumultuous years of the Vietnam War protests. He oversaw the confrontation when the New Mexico National Guard marched onto campus. John Richard Harrison, ’7 74 Feb. 10, Dayton, Ohio.
’80s Anna Mae Thompson, ’8 81 July 4, Kansas City, Mo. Ms. Thompson was a drug, alcohol and gambling counselor for Tri-County Mental Health Center and NKLC Mental Health. She also had worked as a unit head nurse at North Kansas City (Mo.) Hospital. James M. Long, ’8 82 Jan. 3, 2006 Lois Rae Taylor Kennedy, ’8 83 March 19, Lee’s Summit, Mo. Ms. Kennedy’s career included director of volunteer services at St. Luke’s Hospital and Truman Medical Center East. She also was an avid volunteer. Richard L. Valentine, ’8 84 June 12, Manassas, Va. Mr. Valentine served in the Air Force for 24 years, followed by 26 years with the Federal Aviation Administration. He was active with his church and volunteered for the American Cancer Society. Tommy Smith, ’84 Feb. 4, 2006
Joseph Regan, ’8 85 March 10 Philip J. Goodreau, ’8 86 July 6, Fairview Heights, Ill. Robert J. Dufour, ’8 88 June 14 John C.L. “Jack” Scribner, ’8 88 May 4, New Braunfels, Texas. Brig. Gen. Scribner was a distinguished Texan who devoted nearly 57 years of service to Texas and the Texas military forces. He held several key commands and staff positions, including commander, 2nd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, and commandant, Texas National Guard Academy. As commandant he was instrumental in the training of more than 8,000 enlisted specialists and officer candidates. Following his military retirement in 1986, he was hired as a state employee and tasked by the adjutant general to establish a museum at Camp Mabry that would showcase Texas military history. The museum was named for him on Feb. 4 — the BG John C.L. Scribner Texas Military Forces Museum. He is survived by his wife, a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. George F. Wilder, ’8 89 May 31, Austin, Texas. After Mr. Wilder retired from the Air Force, he was employed by Lockheed Austin Division. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, two children and four grandchildren.
’90s Wash Knoten, ’9 90 May 9, Columbia, S.C. Mary Cimperman, ’9 94 March 22, Belleville, Ill. Shirley Foley, ’9 96 June 29, New Carlisle, Ohio Mrs. Foley is survived by her husband, Robert, a son, a daughter and two grandsons.
operator of the Officer’s Club Beauty Salon at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, Hawaii. She retired from the Defense Supply Center in Columbus as a contract specialist.
’00s Robert Garcia, ’0 00 Aug. 12, Topeka, Kan. Mr. Garcia was an Army veteran who served in Operation Desert Shield and the Gulf War. He is survived by his mother, two daughters, a sister and three brothers.
Faculty/Staff Susan Brazier-Smith July 30 Mrs. Smith was an instructor at Park University Malmstrom AFB, Mont. She died July 30 of complications from surgery following a vehicle accident. She is survived by her husband, daughter and two sons. Gary Harter Aug. 8 Mr. Harter was a business law instructor at Park University Scott AFB, Ill. He was an attorney licensed to practice law in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. Robert F. Houck Dec. 20, 2005 Mr. Houck was a retired instructor and academic director at Park University Scott AFB, Ill. Lt. Col. Houck retired from the Air Force after 32 years. He enlisted in World War II at the age of 17 and was a fighter pilot during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was awarded numerous medals for valor in the call of duty. After retiring, he earned a Ph.D. from St. Louis University. He taught psychology at Southwestern Illinois College, St. Louis University and Park University Scott Air Force Base.
Carole L. Ramey, ’9 97 March 29, Elkview, W.V. Patricia Ivery-Edwards, ’9 98 May 31, Columbus, Ohio Ms. Ivery-Edwards had been owner-
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Report to Investors Howard Bailey McAfee Heritage Society Park is grateful to its alumni and friends, who in growing numbers are establishing gifts to the University in their estate plans. The Howard Bailey McAfee Heritage Society members listed below are exemplary leaders who have demonstrated their love of Park by providing a deferred gift through a will, trust, charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity, deferred gift annuity, life insurance, remainder interests in real estate or pooled income fund gifts. Contact the Office of University Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 5846209 and let us answer questions you may have about a deferred gift or membership in the Howard Bailey McAfee Heritage Society. Members as of June 30, 2006: Hazel Morrow Adams, ’27 * Deanna Medlin Armstrong, ’70 (T) Noble Ayers Jr. * Clifford Backstrom, ’32 * Evelyn Dahlstrom Backstrom, ’33 Phyllis Bayer Richard C. Bayer, ’54 Roger E. Bell, ’78 John A. Bennett II, ’50 Eliot S. Berkley James F. Bigalow, ’39 * Dorothy E. Blackman * Ralph E. Blackman, ’31 * John E. Blalack, ’82 Robert B. Booth, ’69 Donald J. Breckon Sandy Breckon Ethel Metheny Morrison Bricker, ’44 Frances Neill Broadhurst, ’42 * Virginia Bruch, M.A.R. ’97 William B. Bruch H. Hildreth Buterbaugh, ’65 Anita B. Butler (T) Beverley Byers-Pevitts (T) Vincent Campanella * Robert R. Cantine, ’62 Beverly Somerville Cantine, ’62 James G. Cariddi, ’49 Mae Cariddi James Cobb, ’56 Phyllis Dawson Cobb, ’58 Mark Comfort (T) Mimi Comfort Mary Alice Corbett Robert P. Corbett, ’38 (T) William Cozort, ’57 * James E. Crockett, ’45 Marti Crockett George Croskey, ’40 * Ruthann Crinklemeyer Donahue, ’64 Betty James Eason, ’33 Kenneth Eason, ’32 * Laurie Eberst Richard Eberst, ’69 Charles Edwards, ’42 *
Bonnie Wallace Epperson, ’70 (T) Dennis Epperson, ’69 Herman Fischer * Marion Tollaksen Fischer, x33 * Arthur B. Freeman, ’28 * Audrey Hart Freeman Paul H. Gault, ’65, M.P.A.’88 (T) Sylvia Helms Gault, ’60 Steve Gebert, ’92 Doris McClatchey Gerner, ’51 James Gerner, ’52 * John Gibby, ’49 Mabel Kunce Gibby, ’45 Ricky Godbolt, ’93 J. Malcolm Good, ’39 * Josephine Barni Green, ’33 * Kathryn Houghton Groves, ’31 * William Perry Guilkey, ’97, M.B.A. ’03 Edwin E. Hancock, ’34 Margaret T. Wright Hancock, ’34 * Oradelle Malan Havey, ’32 Gwendolyn Blue Hawks Loucile Mayhew Heckman, ’33 * Carl F. Hedquist, ’37 * Dean Henricksen Kathryn Henricksen Alice Hornecker, ’30 * Robert Hoskins, ’74 Doris A. Howell, ’44 Ruth Rinehart Hunter, ’44 Thom Hugh Hunter, ’42 * Joan F. Ioannidis Mary Lou Jaramillo, ’92, M.P.A. ’96 Richard Warren Johnson, ’69 Mildred Melcher Judah, ’33 Louise Mann Juergens, ’27 * W. Wilford Kale Jr., ’71 Fred Kenower, ’25 * James Kensett Lenore Brownlee Kensett, x48 Joyce Kensler, ’88 Arthur Hugh Kensler * Arthur Kluge, ’65 Lorene Metheny Knight, ’39 William R. Knight, ’39 Anne Wickham Lane, ’91 Cathy R. Lennon Patricia Sapp Lutz, ’44 * Edward Lyle, ’25 * Ora Mae Lyle * Kenneth MacDonald, ’33 * Margaret Haner MacDonald, ’34 * Donald M. Mackenzie, ’33 * Ruth Yoakum Mackenzie, ’33 Harriss Cleland Malan, ’28 * Michael E. Mangus, ’95 Don Martin, ’45 Margaret Nichols Martin, ’47 * Robert E. Martin, ’50 (T) Royce Martin Dorothy May Hugh Bailey McAfee, ’41 * Mary Ann Sackville McAfee, x42 * Kenneth B. McAfee Jr. * Helen H. McClusky * Howard Y. McClusky, ’21 * Virginia B. McCoy (T) David McDowell, ’60 Diane McDowell Maria E. McGregor Neal McGregor, ’89, M.A.R. ’92 (A) Marcia S. Miller Robert C. Miller, ’56 Ferne Mohler *
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H. Milton Mohler * Margaret Monahan Rita Monahan Thomas Mooney, ’67 Margaret Whiteside Moore, ’27 * John M. Moore, ’25 * Louise Morden (T) Cameron H. Morrison * Robert C. Myers, ’61 Michael Newburger, ’70 Jessie Craig Obert, ’31 * Lora Margaret Turner Perry, ’40 * Thomas Amherst Perry, ’34 * Linda Lawton Perry, ’67 William L. Perry, ’67 Harry Peters, ’35 * Rosena Ruth Eldridge Peters, ’36 * Robert Pevitts Barbara Ann Potts, ’54 (T) Connie Koening Proffitt, ’54 Russell Proffitt, ’55 Mary Ann Metheny Putman, ’41 David V. Quemada Patria Quemada Thomas A. Ray, ’71 Mary Bess Markward Renken, ’33 * Marjory Rodgers Rice, ’38 Verna Griffin Richardson, ’55 * Dorothy F. Riggs, ’30 * Betty Ann Meyers Riley, ’45 Robert M. Riley, ’43 * Annelle Hauetter Rogers, ’60 Stanley K. Rogers Gerald L. Rushfelt Joy M. Rushfelt Penelope Tipton Salazar, ’63 Lucille Crawford Sauby, ’43 Weston T. Sauby Barbara Moser Schaible, ’56 Harold A. Scheib, x39 * Winifred Harris Scheib, ’37 Charlene Schwenk Schoggen, ’43 Joe Schoggen, ’43 Robert Seamans, ’56 Betty Snapp Terry Snapp Talma B. Stanley, ’29 * Starfire, ’65 * James David Stratton Hila Richards Stratton, ’35 * Jeraldeen McComb Sullenberger, ’45 Willard Sullenberger, ’45 Mary E. Swallen, ’25 * Eleanor McDaniel Taylor, ’54 * Stanton A. Taylor Hugh Temple * Sara Anna Johnson Temple, x43 Bernice Jean Collins Thompson, ’58 Tammy M. Thompson Timothy J. Thompson, ’93 Francis E. Throw, ’33 * Betty Broadbent Turner, ’31 * Berniece Miller Vaughan, ’34 * Constance Vulliamy, ’33 * Gary Wages (T) Lynette Wages D. Irvine Walker, x32 * Marie Hubbard Walker, x34 * Clara Mariner Wallace, ’26 * Alice Winter Waln, ’23 * Charles J. Walters Dorothy King Walters, ’47 Dorla D. Watkins, ’80, M.P.A. ’00 Dorothy Harper Watson, ’52
Ann E. Webb, ’81, M.P.A. ’99 Michael Weighill Rita Weighill, ’90 Thomas M. Wells, ’34 * Martha Findlay Welsh, ’27 * Marjorie Jacoby Westmoreland, ’41 * Carol Groundwater Wheeler, ’62 Philip Wheeler, ’62 (T) Jerome Wilson, ’33 Mary Alice Webb Wilson, ’32 * June Withers Herbert S. Wolfe, ’18 * Mary Willard Wolfe * * In Memoriam (T) Trustee (A) Alumni Council
Duncan Mackay Fellowship The Duncan Mackay Fellowship acknowledges faithful donors who have given a minimum of $10,000 in cash or stock to Park University. The cumulative giving levels listed here are named in honor of past leaders of the University. Bold face is used to welcome new members of the Duncan Mackay Fellowship and to recognize donors who have advanced to new giving circles. Col. George S. Park Circle Representing gifts of $1 million and above Fred R. Kenower, ’25, Estate Edward Lyle, ’25, and Ora Mae Lyle Estate Dr. Eleanor Chesnut Circle Representing gifts of $500,000-$999,999 Alden G. Caldwell Estate Community of Christ Marion Tollaksen Fischer, ’33, Estate Missouri Colleges Fund Dr. John A. McAfee Circle Representing gifts of $100,000-$499,999 Aramark Management Services Corbett Family Trust Eugene Davidson* Lea Davis, ’16, Estate Erma Bowman Tyler Trust Farmers Insurance Group Marshall Gardiner, ’34 * J. Malcolm Good, ’39, and Evelyn Good Estate Goppert Foundation David Harris Helene Fuld Health Trust Henry W. Fox Estate J.C. Higdon Estate J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Benny and Edith Lee Lilly Endowment Inc. Maude K. Vining Estate Paul McCluer, ’22, Estate Virginia B. McCoy
Report to Investors Paul* and Louise Morden Nellie Cowdrick Estate Ralph Blackman, ’31, and Dorothy Blackman Estate Verna Griffin Richardson, ’55 * Sprint Foundation The Thoresen Foundation Thomas Wells, ’34, and Lois Wells Estate Victor E. Speas Foundation Dorothy Harper Watson, ’52 Philip Wheeler, ’62, (T) and Carol Groundwater Wheeler, ’62 William R. Hearst Foundation F. William and Polly Hawley Circle Representing gifts of $50,000-$99,999 Barbara Ann Potts, ’54, Estate Barnes & Noble Inc. Bert J. Clark Estate Hans Brisch, ’64, * and Margaret Gatton Brisch, ’63 John and Judy Brown Citigroup Foundation Edwin Durham, ’28, and Bessie Bonn Durham, ’27, Estate Francis Families Foundation Garney Family Foundation George I. Alden Trust H&R Block Foundation Harry Peters, ’35, and Rosena Elridge Peters, ’36, Estate Ida O. Moore Trust JE Dunn Construction John H. Patton Trust Louise Mann Juergens, ’27, Estate Julian Development Co. Mary Bess Renken, ’33, Estate OR9 Mary Klose Parker, ’30 * Margaret Preston Sosland Foundation Sunderland Foundation Harry Turner, ’33 *, and Betty Broadbent Turner, ’31 * UMB Financial Corp. UPS Supply Chain Solutions William T. Kemper Foundation Dr. Herbert S. Wolfe, ’18, Estate Charles Patrick Breen Circle Representing gifts of $25,000$49,999 Banc One Management Corp. Donald and Sandy Breckon Brown & Co. Matt Brown Guy Clardy, ’51 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Conflict of European Problems Organization Dorothy D. Headley Estate Manuchair Ebadi, ’60, and Pari Maheronnaghsh Ebadi, ’62 Dennis Epperson, ’69, and Bonnie Wallace Epperson, ’70 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Faculty Development Fund Charles Findlay Paul Gault, ’65, and Sylvia Helms Gault, ’60 H. Milton Mohler Estate Arthur Harris, ’25 *, and Catherine Harris Doris Howell, ’44 Jessie Obert, ’31, Unitrust Josephine Barni Green, ’33, Estate Kansas City Power & Light
Kansas City Southern Industries Kansas Health Foundation Dimitri Karakitsos Kenneth B. McAfee Jr. Estate Harry A. Lovatt, ’32, Estate Harriss Cleland Malan, ’28, Estate Marjorie Jacoby Westmoreland, ’41, Estate Hugh McAfee, ’41 *, and Mary Sackville McAfee, ’42 * Thomas Mooney, ’67 Gerald and Margaret Moss Lorin Newman Odyssey One Otto Nitz Estate Owen B. Looney Trust Park Bank Park Foundation Riojas Enterprises Inc. Robert W. McAfee Estate Rubye Norrington Estate SBC Foundation Sarah B. Osborne Estate Kian and Judy Shafé Sodexho Mary Swallen, ’25 * Talma B. Stanley, ’29, Estate William Tipton, ’28*, and Mary Snyder Tipton, ’28 * Top Innovations Inc. US Bank Dorla Watkins, ’80, M.P.A. ’00 Welch Family Foundation Spencer Cave Circle Representing gifts of $10,000-$24,999 Amoco Foundation Augustin Von Paege Foundation Bank of America John Bennett, ’50 Bayer CropScience Eliot and Marcia Berkley James F. Bigalow, ’39, Estate Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City Lynn Bondurant, ’61, (T) and Kaye Oates Bondurant, ’62 Robert and Beverly Burns Beverley Byers-Pevitts and Robert Pevitts Carol Wakefield Campbell, ’22, Estate Robert Clark and Shirley Miller Clark, ’61 James Cobb, ’56, and Phyllis Dawson Cobb, ’58 Elaine Cochran James and Clarinda Creighton Cruise Holidays of Kansas City Jean Curl, ’50 Curry Real Estate Co. Neil and Clarice Davidson Hunter Davis Estate Davis Sands & Collins PC Jay and Frances Dillingham Manus Donahue and Ruthan Crinkelmeyer Donahue, ’64 Michael and Molly Droge Albert and Betty Dusing FIDES Farmland Industries Inc. Ruth Faurot, ’38, Estate Duncan Findlay, ’22 * Merlin Findlay, ’28 *, and Elza Findlay Ford Motor Co. Foundation Fred H. Pryor Foundation Robert and Marian Froelich Geraldine & R.A. Barrows Foundation William Groves* and Kathryn
Houghton Groves, ’31 * Henry E. Wurst Family Foundation Alfred Humphreys* Interstate Brands Corp. Irene French, ’31, Estate John Alexander and Mary Morrow Alexander Estate Virginia Justus, ’26, Estate KCRCHE Kansas Speedway Kerr & Co. King Hershey Law Firm Arthur Kluge, ’65, and Susan Kluge Krigel & Krigel Cathy Lennon John Lero, ’40 * Safford Lock, ’30 * R. Ralph Lusk, ’25, Estate Margaret Haner MacDonald, ’34 * Mag Foundation Edward Manchion and Jody Manchion, ’99
Salgo-Noren Foundation Winifred Harris Scheib, ’37 Frank Morton and Margaret Scherer Morton, ’33 *, Estate John and Lois Schott Schutte Foundation Floyd Shafer, ’34 *, and Florence Shafer * Ruth Snyder Sherman, ’32 * Donovan Smith, ’56 Terry and Betty Snapp Neil and Blanche Sosland Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. Paul Staffeld* Stella Miller Estate The National Golf Club of Kansas City Allen Van Cleve, ’41, and Lois Van Cleve Amy Van Hoozer, ’31, Estate Gary and Lynette Wages Kee-Shun Wai, ’54 Michael Weighill and Rita Weighill, ’90 David and Ann Wentz Wexford Place
TUITION & FEES FISCAL YEAR 03-04 FISCAL YEAR 04-05 FISCAL YEAR 05-06 Donald Martin, ’45 Robert Martin, ’50, and Royce Martin Patricia McClelland Marvin Millsap, ’26 * Peter Mori, ’45 *, and Yoko Mori Oleva Morrison Myers, ’32 * Robert Myers, ’61 Michael Newburger, ’70, and Susan Newburger Nilsson Estate Park University Alumni Association Parkville Rotary Club Patricia L. Sapp Lutz, ’44, Estate Thomas Perry, ’34 *, and Lora Turner Perry, ’40 * Thomas and Cheryll Peterman J.W. Phillips , ’40 *, and Mary Appel Phillips, ’39 Pioneer Services Foundation Rosemary Fry Plakas, ’63 Presidents Park LLC PricewaterhouseCoopers R.A. Long Foundation R.C. Kemper Trust and Foundation R.P. Golf LLC Margaret Andrews Rausch, ’21 * Raytheon Co. Rexam Beverage Can Co. Reuben Reynolds Richard J. Stern Foundation Carlos Riojas Paul Rounds and Susan Anderson Ruiz & Flint Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital
Park’s tuition revenues have climbed steadily in recent years, as have our costs to provide quality eduction to our students. That’s why many good works, including scholarships, depend on the generosity of donors.
$44,687,641 $49,204,180 $54,448,652 Larry and Lois Wheeler Ann Findlay Wiener David Wisniewski, ’69, and Brenda Stiff Wisniewski, ’68 (T) Xerox Corp. Xerox Global Services * In Memoriam (T) Trustee (H) Heritage Society (A) Alumni Council
Non-Endowed Scholarships Bold type indicates newly established scholarships A.G. Edwards Scholarship (Missouri Colleges Fund) Air Force Aid Society Anheuser-Busch Scholarship Army ROTC Incentive Award Aventis Pharmaceutical Scholarship (Missouri Colleges Fund) Barnes & Noble Book Scholarship Blue Ridge Bank & Trust Scholarship C.W. Bailey Scholarship Fund CBS Foundation Scholarship Citigroup Teacher Excellence Scholarship (Missouri Colleges Fund) CitiMortgage Inc. Fund
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Report to Investors Community Foundation for National Capital Region Scholarship Criminal Justice Scholarship Dallas McLaren Scholarship Delong’s Inc. Scholarship Dr. John R. Sanders Memorial Scholarship Educational Assistance Limited Edward Jones Scholarship (Missouri Colleges Fund) Enlisted Spouses’ Club Scholarship Enterprise Rent-A-Car Scholarship (Missouri Colleges Fund) Farmers Insurance Scholarship Fern Webster Scholarship Frances Hurst Booth Scholarship General American Scholarship Graduate School of Public Affairs Scholarship Fund Greater Kansas City Hispanic Matching Scholarship Harrison Metheny Family Scholarship Hauptmann School Dean’s Award Helene Fuld Health Trust Nursing Scholarship Homefront Project Military Spouse Scholarship Hoshi Soffen Scholarship in Journalism Incentive for Excellence National Science Foundation Scholarship International Student Scholarship Irven and NeVada Linscomb Scholarship James J. Lennon Memorial Scholarship Jim Blanck Memorial Scholarship Larry Guillot Award Lois Ruth Brunner Scholarship Fund Men’s Baseball Scholarship Men’s Basketball Scholarship Men’s Soccer Scholarship Men’s Track Scholarship Men’s Volleyball Scholarship Michael E. Johnson Scholarship Monsanto Scholarship (Missouri Colleges Fund) Moser-Schaible Textbook Award Navy-Marine Travers Scholarship Officers’ Spouses’ Club Scholarship Park/McAfee Scholarship Park University Cheerleader Squad Grant Peace Studies Scholarship Performing Arts Grant Philip W. Gold String Scholarship Pioneer Services Foundation Scholarship Presbyterian Grant Rotaract Scholarship Scripps-Howard Internship Sergeant Major Stan Hillery (RET) Scholarship Simpson Foundation Computer Science Scholarship Sprint Foundation Scholarship Sprint Scholarship (Missouri Colleges Fund) State Street Foundation Early Childhood Education Scholarship Transfer Student Scholarship Trustees Scholarship UPS Scholarship (Missouri Colleges Fund) Ursula Niziol Scholarship Valentine-Radford Communications Fund Women’s Basketball Scholarship Women’s Golf Scholarship Women’s Soccer Scholarship Women’s Softball Scholarship Women’s Track Scholarship Women’s Volleyball Scholarship
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Endowed Scholarships These scholarships reflect the commitment of individuals and corporations that appreciate the value of a quality education. Because of these exceptional donors, Park University students are fulfilling their educational dreams. To learn more about establishing a scholarship in memory or in honor of someone or to assist an academic department, contact the Office of University Advancement at email@example.com or (816) 584-6209. Bold type indicates newly established scholarships. Ana Riojas Memorial Scholarship Anna Louise Latimer Education Scholarship Benny and Edith Lee Youth Conservatory of Music Scholarship Bettie Fox Scholarship Cindy Anderson Women’s Soccer Scholarship Citigroup Early Childhood Education Scholarship Class of ’28 Scholarship Class of ’29 Scholarship David Mack Knight Business Administration Scholarship Dr. Donald J. Breckon Endowed Leadership Scholarship Dr. John M. Hamilton Scholarship Dr. Kenneth MacDonald Science Scholarship Dr. Ruth M. Faurot Scholarship Dr. William Pivonka Science Scholarship Duncan M. Findlay Scholarship Edward and Ora Mae Lyle Scholarship Edwin and Bessie Mae Bonn Durham Memorial Scholarship Eleanor Chesnut Scholarship Elmer and Kathryn Martin and Angelo Patri Graduate Early Childhood Education Scholarship Erma Bowman Tyler and Frank Edwards Tyler Scholarship Evelyn Lare Smith Scholarship F.M. Farber Memorial Scholarship Floyd Shafer, Ph.D., Memorial Science Scholarship Frances Todd Manlove Scholarship Frank and Mary Emma Austin Markward Theater Arts Scholarship Fred R. Kenower Scholarship Gift-Thomas-Good Memorial Scholarship Goppert Foundation Scholarship Haag Scholarship Hans Brisch Scholarship Harriet Eames Potter Memorial Trust Scholarship Ida Moore Social Work Scholarship J. Malcolm Good Mathematics Prize Jamie Hemingway Women’s Soccer Scholarship Jim Cariddi Endowed Scholarship John F. Pritchard Memorial Scholarship John Patton Scholarship Josephine Barni Green Scholarship Kathryn Houghton Groves Scholarship Lolita Nellans Clardy and Guy Wolfe
Clardy Natural Science Scholarship Lora Margaret and Thomas Amherst Perry Endowed Tuition Scholarship Malan/Templeton Scholarship Marion Tollaksen Fischer Scholarship Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Scholarship Mary Ellen McClennon Gallucci Memorial Scholarship Mary L. Parker Scholarship Mary Lucille Rowe Early Childhood Education Scholarship Melanie Meyer Women’s Soccer Scholarship Moser-Schaible Endowed Textbook Fund Music Scholarship Nicholas Manchion English Scholarship Nickie and Don Martin Graduate Education Scholarship Oleva Morrison Myers History Scholarship Park University/Park Hill Scholarship Paul Gault/UMB Scholarship Philip Gordon Humphreys Memorial Scholarship Presidential Honors Scholarship Quemada English Scholarship Ralph Lusk Scholarship Rose Ann Carr Millsap Music Scholarship Sarah B. Osborne Science Scholarship Scheib Family Scholarship for Science or Communication Arts Student Teaching Fellowship Fund Sylvia Harbaugh Mecherle Scholarship (from the Alden Gates Caldwell Estate) Thomas and Lois Wells Scholarship Verna Griffin Richardson Washington, D.C., Internship for Political Science William and Anna Finch Graduate Education Scholarship William and Janice Cozort Endowed Scholarship William and Mary Louise Snyder Tipton Memorial Scholarship William B. Markward Award in Early Modern Language, Literature, and Culture William Randolph Hearst Nursing Scholarship William Winter Memorial Scholarship Youth Conservatory of Music Scholarship
Alumni Gifts to the Park Fund Each year, Park alumni show their support by making unrestricted gifts. These gifts are used to meet the highest priorities of the University, such as scholarships, program support and faculty development. Gifts to the Park Fund enable the University to better serve its students. 1930s Mary Wickstrom Anderson, ’39 Claribel Whipple Carpenter, ’37 Ella May Eskridge Clark, ’38 Robert Clark, ’37 John Cramer, ’36 Dean Johnson Dimmitt, ’35 Leonard Edmonds, ’35 Charles Fisher, ’38
Helen Birchard Hadsell, ’38 Josephine Nelson Iverson, ’37 P. Franklyn Klein Jr., ’38 Lorene Metheny Knight, ’39 William R. Knight, ’39 Jane Adams Pertain, ’36 Richard Renfro, ’37 Florence Heacock Strange, ’39 Marine Rader Summerfield, ’31 Robert D. Swanson, ’37 Catherine Richardson Turner, ’34 1940s Elizabeth Riester Adams, ’48 Carol Seay Bean, ’44 Paul Bean, ’48 Frances Woodbury Blair, ’41 Ann Etter Brown, ’49 Joseph Ross Brown, ’41 Richard Brunson Sr., ’46 Waldo Burger, ’42 Arthur Campbell, ’43 Harry Dale Collier, ’49 Donald E. Cook, ’49 Amy Lou Bloys Cooksey, ’49 Norton Cooksey, ’49 James Crockett, ’45 Harriet Todd Dindinger, ’46 Telford Dindinger, ’45 Mary Heagstedt Dittmar, ’46 Harriet McKercher Dugan, ’41 Jean Wolfe Edwards, ’44 Elizabeth Wolf Elser, ’45 John Gibby, ’49 Mabel Kunce Gibby, ’45 John Gioia, ’49 John Goodenberger, ’45 Helen Slagle Griffith, ’44 Carroll Hall, ’43 Doris A. Howell, ’44 Marian R. Jensen, ’48 Ann Kroeck Justus, ’44 Lenore Brownlee Kensett, ’48 Mary Michel Kesel, ’48 Richard Kesel, ’48 Betty Hall Klusmeier, ’44 Harriet Cavert McDaniel, ’48 Mary McFarland, ’49 Robert McLaren, ’45 John McQuary, ’43 Mary Phillips Miller, ’49 Betty Tuxhorn Modine, ’40 Clinton Morrison, ’45 Jean Langley Morrison, ’47 Alice Kagey Morse, ’43 Masaye Nagao Nakamura, ’45 Joseph Neschleba, ’45 Beverly Jean Jessen Nickels, ’41 Ralph Niemann, ’47 Jean Peeke Olin, ’46 Richard W. Olsson, ’49 Cora Freund Patterson, ’47 Grace Bright Paules, ’42 Helen Black Pavich, ’44 Audrey Oberhelman Pollard, ’49 Reese L. Pollard, ’49 Carol Allison Polson, ’42 James Rhoades, ’49 Rosemary Albertson Richter, ’48 George Riester, ’46 Ruth Fischer Riester, ’43 Lila Lane Roger, ’42 Charlene Schwenk Schoggen, ’43 Joe Schoggen, ’43 Russell Schuster, ’43 Velma Helms Schuster, ’44 Joseph Sefcik, ’43 Yvonne Theiss Sefcik, ’41
Report to Investors Betty Flabb Shull, ’47 Jesse Simms, ’49 Robert M. Smith, ’49 Ruth Wasser Solomon, ’49 Allen Van Cleve, ’41 C. Howard Wallace, ’45 Mary Helen Wharton Wegmann, ’44 Grant Whipple, ’41 Mary Rust White, ’44 Dorothy Wiley-Hall, ’45 * Carol Wilson, ’47 1950s Carolyn Jansen Alexander, ’53 James N. Alexander, ’53 Lois Jean Allen, ’50 Nancy Kringel Allen, ’54 Donald Arndtsen, ’50 (T) Richard Bayer, ’54 Hugh Berry, ’58 Shirley Durbin Bogren, ’55 William Browning, ’53 Jack Burnell, ’54 Margaret Petter Cardwell, ’58 Lois Forry Cowing, ’52 Eunice Lovatt Danforth, ’54 Paul Danforth, ’56 Ann Soper Davidson, ’52 Dorothy Gamber Dietrich, ’53 Beryl Fuller, ’53 Helen Layton Gabbert, ’56 Doris McClatchey Gerner, ’51 Louise Egger Gleason, ’56 Charlotte Housman Graham, ’50 Douglas Graham, ’50 Virginia L. Green, ’51 Jerry Gresham, ’52 Mary Fisher Haldane, ’52 Gwen Gibby Hayes, ’51 Betty Nicholas Henderson, ’50 Pao-Chia Chun Ing, ’56 Anita Holladay Janssen, ’53 Helen Riester Kitchen, ’51 Robert Laatsch, ’55 Dean Larrick, ’53 John Layman, ’55 Roger Layman, ’58 Shirley Howard Linn, ’54 Helen Phelps Lucas, ’59 Robert Martin, ’50 (T) Albert McDowell, ’51 Joel McKean, ’55 James McLean, ’51 Geraldine Peterson Mier, ’52 Robert Miller, ’56 Mary Jane McMahon Mowery, ’56 Ronald Nelson, ’52 Betty Stuart Niccolls, ’53 S. Thomas Niccolls, ’51 Cynthia James Null, ’58 George W. Null, ’57 Donald Pinkerton, ’52 Robert Piper, ’51 Jon Porter, ’59 Keith Rageth, ’59 Patricia Phillips Rhoades, ’51 Lincoln Richards, ’56 Joyse Hess Rodda, ’57 Eleanor Sidebotham Schilder, ’57 Lowell Simms, ’53 Marian Goodrich Simms, ’50 Barbara Passiglia Smischny, ’53 Joann Hoell Smith, ’50 Margaret LeShure Stark, ’51 Barbara Purkhiser Tegtmeyer, ’51 Robert Thomas, ’50 Bernice Collins Thompson, ’58
Nancy Bruce Tiburski, ’51 Phoebe Anne Wolfe Vance, ’53 Alice Dame Vernier, ’50 Jack Wells, ’59 Virginia Heirich Welsh, ’52 Lois White Whitcomb, ’52 William Woo, ’52 Harold Wylie Jr., ’53 Dorothy Ritchert Zimmerman, ’54 1960s Charles Barton, ’63 Robert Bee, ’61 Larry Bishard, ’67 John Blair, ’65 Kaye Oates Bondurant, ’62 Lynn Bondurant, ’61 (T) Hans Brisch, ’64 * Margaret Gatton Brisch, ’63 Robert Brumback, ’67 Timothy Chelpaty, ’69 Shirley Miller Clark, ’61 Eugene Crooks, ’64 Beverly Reece Dame, ’67 James Derhaag, ’64 Dennis Epperson, ’69 William Ewing III, ’64 Paul Garrett, ’67 Paul Gault, ’65, M.P.A. ’88 (T) Sylvia Helms Gault, ’60 Gerald Gustafson, ’67 April Wilber Hackathorn, ’69 David Hackathorn, ’67 Joseph Hagaman, ’66 Margaret Romig Hagaman, ’66 Jonathan Hawley, ’61 Peggy Jandacek Hawley, ’61 Marilyn Schultz Hey, ’64 Alix Broughton Hill, ’64 Mary Gatton Horneker, ’61 Robert Horneker, ’61 Lucinda Wickberg Kichukoff, ’62 Susan Hanson Klemmer, ’63 Robert Kurek, ’67 Tom Lucas, ’62 Joane Mayes, ’61 Marilyn Valenti Montague, ’62 Thomas Mooney, ’67 Charles Norton, ’68 Irene Osuga, ’62 Bruce Patterson, ’69 James Peeke, ’65 (T) (A) Linda Lawton Perry, ’67 William Perry, ’67 Elizabeth Ann Mariner Porter, ’62 Barbara Walker Psarakis, ’62 Franklin Reinow, ’67 Marilyn Copeland Riat, ’60 Gary Ross, ’67 Trudy Henderson Ross, ’66 Peter Rothberg, ’66 William Stewart, ’66 Robert Theiss Jr., ’67 Winona Fleming Wagner, ’66 Marjorie Crabtree Wells, ’60 Carol Groundwater Wheeler, ’62 Philip Wheeler, ’62 (T) Isabel Wellington Whipple, ’66 Cheryl Wiley-Thomas, ’64 Margaret McElwain Wilson, ’65 Patricia Porter Yingst, ’61 Robert Young, ’64 1970s Kenneth Andrews, ’74 Deanna Medlin Armstrong, ’70 (T) Albert Beaty Jr., ’78
Earnest Bell, ’75 William Berg Jr., ’72 James Berry Jr., ’76 Mary Louise West Betsch, ’72 Theodore Betsch, ’71 Richard Blake, ’78 Deidre Townsend Bowman, ’71 Larry Childers, ’76 Michael Clissold, ’72 Richard Coleman, ’78 Judith Coyle, ’78
David Mims, ’78 Eldeva Neill, ’76 James O’Shea, ’78 Lionell Pierson, ’79 James Rothwell, ’78 Lester Ruark, ’71 Patrick Savelli, ’75 Gary R. Schiller, ’76 Michelle Minyard Schwartz, ’70 Ronald Schwartz, ’70 Mac Steiger, ’72
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
199 International Students from 58 countries 264 International Students from 78 countries 378 International Students from 95 countries 403 International Students from 98 countries 447 International Students from 91 countries 502 International Students from 106 countries
Joe Drew, ’70 James Dupras, ’79 Mary Ann Webster Eichelberg, ’70 Larry Ellis, ’77 Bonnie Wallace Epperson, ’70 (T) Ronald Fory, ’75 Peter Foster, ’73 Barbara Wiesen Freund, ’78 William Freund, ’77 SuEllen Fried, ’75 Andrew Gayle, ’77 William Gemmill, ’77 Nickolas Gorzovalitis, ’78 Thomas Grohne, ’71 Robert Guy, ’79 Theodore Haff III, ’73 William Hammond, ’70 Willie Hardy, ’78 Rhonda Greene Holman, ’71 Michael Horrocks, ’71 Robert Hudson, ’74 Thomas Hunzeker, ’71 John Hurd, ’73 Michael Hurley, ’71 Lance Idol, ’79 Huston Jack Jr., ’70 Lawrence James, ’77 Lois Harris Johnson, ’79 James Jones, ’77 Christine Jones-Leavy, ’73 W. Wilford Kale Jr., ’71 Porter Kidd, ’77 Arlene Spain Laveist, ’77 Greg Laveist, ’77 Katherin Cox Litton, ’75 Richard Locke, ’73 Paul Long, ’72 Donna Trelease Loraine, ’75 Roy Lorenz, ’79 Gilbert Lowe III, ’74 Michelle Lowe, ’75 Ralph Mann, ’79 Burton Mattice, ’79 Marina Mead, ’78 Helario Melchior, ’79 Walter Miller, ’78 Charles Mills, ’79
This Report to Investors recognizes all gifts received between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006. If you believe your name should have been listed, please call (816) 584.6815.
Lynn Thomason, ’76 Charles Thurig, ’73 Harold Via, ’71 William R. Walinow Jr., ’71 Lorn Watson, ’75 1980s Paul Ardoin, ’89 Fouad Azab, ’80 Jacqueline Bishard, ’83 Daniel Blake, ’85 Deana Bland-Dodds, ’89 Willie Brooks, ’86 JoAnne Burkhardt, ’89 Kirk Carpenter, ’86 William Clark, ’83 Jeanne Collier, ’80 James Crum, ’83 John Culp, ’89 Lowell Dahl, ’88 Armenda Daye, ’88 Laronald Dews Sr., ’88 Michael Downie, ’84 Robert Fahnestock, ’85 Tammy Gauld, ’81 Richard Glover, ’88 Donald Hardy, ’80 Jackie Hollowell, ’82 Norman Jarvis, ’87 Lowell Jeffries, ’84 William Jones, ’80 Judith Kulick, ’89 Dennis Landis, ’80 Michael Lewis, ’88 James Lonto, ’86 John Lynch, ’83 Zita Mason, ’85 Joseph Matakas, ’80 William Mattison, ’80 Richard Mower, ’83 Roberta Davis Oates, ’81 Dale Prater, ’82 David Quant, ’84 Roxie Reavis, ’83 Keith Rhinard, ’89 Scott Riddle, ’89 John Rodgers, ’88
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Report to Investors Charles Shannon, ’81 John Sisario, ’87 Frederick Smith, ’80 John Smith, ’89 Ronald Bryce Stehman, ’84 Lemert Swisher, ’81 Richard Switzer, ’88 Bert Terrazas, ’87 Ross Utt, ’81 Mary Ward, ’83 Edward Warren II, ’86 Dorla D. Watkins, ’80, M. P. A. ’00 Ann Webb, ’81, M.P.A. ’99 Gordon Weiss, ’83 Kenneth Widel, ’81 1990s Lisa Shelton Albritton, ’97 Theresa Baker, ’98 William Baker, ’99 Martin Barron, ’92 Curt Batcheller, ’99 Randal Beecher, ’94 Robert Bellman, ’91 Judy Boyce, ’99 Virginia Bruch, M.A.R. ’97 Robert Coleman, ’99 Wilbur D. Curtis, ’96 Christopher Daniels, ’96 Daniel Duddy, ’96 Mary Kathryn Duddy, ’99 Roosevelt Easley, ’94 David Ebert, ’98 Olga Ganzen, M. P. A. ’99 Joseph Geeter, III, ’99 Joshua Gisin, ’95 Hugh R. Harnsberger Jr., ’92 Richard Harris, ’98 Kathryn Harvel, ’93 Timothy Hebert, ’98 Kipra Heermann, ’92 Diana Harrison Hildebrand, ’90 Gwendolyn Elliott Hodge, ’90 Edward Hooks Sr., ’93 Fern Johnson, ’98 Robert E. Jones Jr., ’95 Paul Keck, ’96 Roland King, ’90 Steven King, ’94 Evelyn Frierson Lawrence, ’90 James Leath, ’93 Claude L. Luna, ’96 Susan Williams Lynch, ’93 Becky Lytle, M. P. A. ’94 Jody Manchion, ’99 Leonora Santo Miller, ’90 Laura Miyamoto, ’93 David Moore, ’92 Deborah Alexander Munson, ’91 Mark Munson, ’93 Mack Parham, ’96 Ozell Phoenix, ’95 John Pieklik, ’99 Gregory Powell, ’92 John Sabraw, ’99 Albert Sands, ’94 Walter Schoemaker, ’94 Karry Schupp, ’96, M.B.A. ’04 Nancy Riley See, ’94 Edith Smith, ’94 Gordon Sparlin, ’99 Thomas Stachowski, ’91 Antonio Stagnitta, ’99 Margaret Sundberg, ’95 Wesley Tilden, ’90 Jean Touchet Jr., ’91 Barbara Tutt, ’96
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Stephen Waynick, ’98 Rita Weighill, ’90 John Whitney, ’93 Katherine Wienberg, ’94 Naomi Williams, ’97 Beverly Zimmer, ’97
Max Bee, ’61, to the Park Fund Robert and Sonia Albers Robert Bee, ’61
2000s Justin Ambrozia Jr., ’00 Rosie Baez, ’04 Christina Bishop, ’05 Frederick Bobrowski, ’03 Cindy Brown, ’03 Michael Childs, ’02 Alisha Coggins, ’03 Rochel Montgomery Daniels, ’03 Wayland Davis Jr., ’02 Alfredo Etcheverry, ’01 Carmen Manigault Givens, ’02 Charley Glasper, ’03 Julia Griffey, ’04 Debra Hallgren, ’00 Denise Hamilton, ’01 Amy Moncrief Healy, ’04 Robert Hilgemann, ’04 Stephen Holloway, ’04 Fred Horn Jr., ’03 Theresa Kaufman, ’01 Frances Kremer, ’00 Robert Kulze, ’00 Kevin Lake, ’02 Richard Ludwig, ’00 Eric Mandernach, ’05 David Martin, ’03 Michael McKiver, ’05 Linda McShann-Gerber, ’00 Bruce Miller, ’02 David Monchusie, ’00 Bruce Moultrie, ’04 Nalin Patel, ’00 Stephanie Pettway, ’04 Matthew Plack, ’01 Desmond Prosper, ’03 Tammy Purtle, ’05 Philip Reilly, ’00 Niki Rittenhouse, M.P.A.’03 Kenneth Robinson, ’02 Olivia Quidachay Rodriquez, ’01 Larry Russell, ’02 Melana Scantlin, ’02 Ray G. Seidelman Jr., M.P.A. ’00 Sequana Sims, ’01 Jeffrey Sloan, ’01 Candice Spangler, ’00 Carl Steffen, ’00 Donald Tellock, ’04 Bethany Oyster Villaverde, ’01 James Waldrop Jr., ’05 Bryan Williams, ’02 Richard Williams Jr., ’01 Leroy Willis Jr., ’02 Katchik Zorotrian, ’01
Hans Brisch, ’64, to the Hans Brisch Endowed Scholarship Margaret Gatton Brisch, ’63
* In memoriam (T) Trustee (A) Alumni Council
Tribute Gifts 1/1/06-6/30/06 In Memory of Carolyn Allers to the Friends of the Library Albert and Betty Dusing
Brett Bramsen to the Park Fund Roy Lorenz, ’79
Hans Brisch, ’64, to the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs Dorla Watkins, ’80, M.P.A. ’00 Ida Laura Buesche to the Park Fund Susan Walker Ann McDowell Burger, ’42, to the Marlowe Sherwood Endowed Scholarship Waldo Burger, ’42 Elvin Crandell, ’51, to the Park Fund Harry Dale Collier, ’49 Roland Francis, ’55, to the Friends of the Library Harold Smith, ’44, (A) and Carolyn Douglas Smith, ’47 James Gerner, ’52, to the Park Fund Doris McClatchey Gerner, ’51 John Hamilton to the Dr. John M. Hamilton Endowed Scholarship Robert Brillhart, ’62 Paul Danforth, ’56, and Eunice Lovatt Danforth, ’54 Didier Hammond to the Park Fund William Hammond, ’70 Joel Harris to the Park Fund Richard Harris, ’98 Paul Ing to the Park Fund Pao Chia Chun Ing, ’56 Michael E. Johnson, ’97, to the Michael E. Johnson Scholarship Fund Julie K. Johnson Vincent Jones, ’37, to the Friends of the Library Katharine Cox Jones Nancy MacDonald to the Dr. Kenneth MacDonald Memorial Scholarship Fund R.W. and Marilyn Deegan Robert and Sally Hall Karen Hughes Donald and Barbara MacDonald Robert and Barbara Schachtschneider
Charles Nichols, ’41, to the Park Fund Mary J. Nichols Joe Phelps to the Friends of the Library Albert and Betty Dusing James Rodda, ’56, to the Park Fund Joyse Hess Rodda, ’57 Lewis Russell to the Park Fund Larry Russell, ’02 John R. Sanders to the Dr. John Sanders Memorial Scholarship Debra McArthur Carol Sanders Sanny Lou Fishburn Scribner, ’52, to the Friends of the Library Harold Smith, ’44, (A) and Carolyn Douglas Smith, ’47 Marlowe Sherwood, ’63, to the Marlowe Sherwood Endowed Scholarship Bob Frankenfeld and Karen Peters Frankenfeld, ’59 (A) General Electric Foundation Edmund Loew, ’55, and Joyce Wilson Loew, ’56 Alvin Wetmore, ’36 Mary Ellen Simmons to the Friends of the Library G. Ann Schultis Evelyn Lare Smith, ’60, to the Evelyn Lare Smith Scholarship Fund Robert Batchelor, ’52, and Gail McMahon Batchelor, Bedinghaus, ’56 Robert Cook and Katherine Oltman Cook, ’56 James Cooke, ’56, and Mary Hay Cooke, ’55 Paul Danforth, ’56, and Eunice Lovatt Danforth, ’54 Helen Sue Layton Gabbert, ’56 Louise Egger Gleason, ’56 Edmund Loew, ’55, and Joyce Wilson Loew, ’56 Robert McGowan, ’56 Robert C. Miller, ’56 Ruth Wall Miller, ’56 Quality Inter-Connect Systems Anton Soldan-Els, ’56, and Jackie Soldan-Els Harvey Van Buskirk and Beverly Eggert Van Buskirk, ’56 Marvin Wehrman, ’56 Jim Willson, ’56, and Kathryn Brown Willson, ’56 Lucinda Bridgeland Smith, ’17, to the Park Fund Stuart and Pauline Smith
Douglas McLaren, ’39, to the Park Fund Robert McLaren, ’45 Mauricio Moses to the International Student Scholarship Jean Hamilton-Moses, ’00
Anna Helena Stange to the Friends of the Library G. Ann Schultis William Strange, ’39, to the Park Fund Florence Heacock Strange, ’39
Oleva Morrison Myers, ’32, to the Myers Scholarship Fund Robert C. Myers, ’61
D.H. Thomas, ’15, to the Park Fund Robert Thomas, ’50, and Evelynn Thomas Meta Marie Thomas to the Park Fund Robert Thomas, ’50, and Evelynn Thomas
Report to Investors Stanley Urban to the Park Fund Robert Theiss Jr., ’67 Constance Vulliamy, ’33, to the Park Fund Margaret Petter Cardwell, ’58 B. Franklin Elser and Elizabeth Wolf Elser, ’45 James and Bonnie Griswold Doris Pelley Betsy Phelan Dorla Watkins, ’80, M.P.A. ’00 Constance Vulliamy, ’33, to the Friends of the Library Albert and Betty Dusing Lydianne Hammons Gerald Vulliamy Rebecca Zemke Christi Warner to the Founders Day Fund Cliff Warner Ward Whipple, ’36, to the Park Fund Leonard Carpenter and Claribel Whipple Carpenter, ’37 Luke Ryan Williams to the Nicholas Manchion English Award Marjorie Severin
In Honor of Dr. Beverley Byers-Pevitts to the Park Fund John A. Dillingham Dr. Beverley Byers-Pevitts and Dr. Robert Pevitts to the Presidential Honors Scholarship Caren Handleman and Steve Pew Virginia McCoy Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann to the Park Fund Becky Lytle, M.P.A.’94 John Nesbitt Dr. J. Mark Noe to the Park Fund Michael Harvel and Kathryn Harvel, ’93 Dr. William C. Pivonka to the Dr. William Pivonka Science Scholarship Dennis Epperson, ’69, and Bonnie Wallace Epperson, ’70 (T) Art Kluge, ’65, and Susan Kluge Pamela Millikan Stewart, ’88 Anto Vincetic, ’89 David V. Quemada to the Park Fund Michael Harvel and Kathryn Harvel, ’93 Dr. Dorothy Harper Watson, ’52, to the Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Fund Steve Barrett Gary and Martha Hawkins Mary Weiss * In memoriam (T) Trustee (A) Alumni Council
Gifts to the Park Fund Friends of Park demonstrate their loyalty and commitment to the University by making undesignated gifts. These gifts can be used where the need is greatest,
such as equipment for classrooms, scholarships for students, training for staff and faculty members. Gifts to the Park Fund from current students Otabek Yuldashev Gifts to the Park Fund from friends of Park University Dick Adams Robert Albers Sonia Albers Peggy Alford Leslie Allen Adam Alsup Don Anderson Patsy Andrews Randy Armstrong Rose Baker Edie Ballweg Ruth Barton Phyllis Bayer Diana Bee Cynthia Beecher Joyce Bell Pamela Bellman Eliot Berkley Eddie Betancourt Mary Jane Brinton John C. Brown (T) Judy Brown Mary Browning William Bruch Robert Burkhardt Barbara Burnell Beverly Burns Robert Burns (T) Anita Butler (T) Georgiana Campbell Leonard Carpenter Dee Childers Dee Childs Terry Christenberry Robert Clark Carol Clissold Maria Cole Olive Collier Mark Comfort (T) Mimi Comfort Caroline Cook Terry Covington Edward Cowing Margery Cramer Martha Crockett Margie Curtis Forrest Darrough Julie Darrough Carol Davis Louise Davis Woody Davis Thomas Dietrich John Dillingham Robert Dodds Jr. Cecil Doubenmier Oliver Downing Molly Droge Albert Dusing Wallace Edwards B. Franklin Elser Susan Eltonhead Ryan Evans Karen Fory Roberta Foster Harvey Fried Charles Garney (T) Patty Garney
Pia Garrett Stanford Gerber Diane Glover Margaret Goodenberger Marilyn Gorzovalitis Bonnie Griswold Denise Grohne Mary Guy Frank Haldane Felicia Harmon Betty Jo Harnsberger Michael Harvel William Hayes Nancy Hershey Karen Heuton Charles Hildebrand James Hodges David Hudson Ivan Huntoon Doris Hurd Sharon Idol Tasis Karayiannis James Kensett Bertha King Robert Klemmer William Klusmeier Nancy Kujawski Marilyn Laatsch Libby Lake
W.H. Morse Gerald Moss (T) Margaret Moss Eleanor Neschleba May Nichols Lois Niemann Virginia Norton Hugh O’Brien Linda O’Brien Nancy Pardo Jyotsna Patel Patsy Patterson Leon Paules Cherry Payne Scott Pearson Doris Pelley Cheryll Peterman Betsy Phelan Ivy Powell Susan Prater Stan Prenger Margaret Preston Gladys Rhinard Gerda Richards Eckhart Richter Charles Roger Jr. Donna Romans Maria Ruark Margaret Rubick
REVENUES FISCAL YEAR 03-04 FISCAL YEAR 04-05 FISCAL YEAR 05-06 Charlotte Larrick Don Lawrence Oscar Lawson Richard Leavy Benny Lee (T) Marilyn Little Richard Loraine Kathy Ludwig Ann Mallett Robert Mallett James Marsh Ann Marshall Royce Martin Gary McCollum Virginia McCoy (T) Shera McDowell Carol McKean Lee McLean Nila McQuary Ann Mesle (T) William Mier Corinne Miller Marcia Miller Mary Emily Miller Louise Morden (T) Yoko Mori
This Report to Investors recognizes all gifts received between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006. If you believe your name should have been listed, please call (816) 584.6815.
Tuition and fees are sources of revenue for Park. Gifts and other revenues, such as those generated by the Parkville Commercial Underground, enable the University to offer students quality education at affordable tuition rates.
$52,985,321 $56,004,378 $63,519,731 Eugene Ruiz (T) Alice Sands Lawrence Schilder Melinda Schoemaker Jason Schupp David See Judy Shafé (T) Kian Shafé Clarita Shannon Dennis Shoemaker Lois Simms Margot Sisario Debbie Smith Eva Smith Helen Smith Pauline Smith Stuart Smith Alfred Solomon Marc Sportsman Marianne Sportsman Tammie Stagnitta Susan Stallings Debbie Steffen Phyllis Stites Joy Stone Susan Svec
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Report to Investors Dorothy Swanson Michelle Tamburini Misty Tellock Evelynn Thomas Paul Tutt Jr. Joan Utt Eric Van Buskirk Lois Van Cleve Roger Vance V.G. Vernier Gary Wages (T) Lynette Wages Roger Wagner Kathy Walker Nancy Wallace Cliff Warner Christopher Watts Victoria Watts Launa Weeks Susan Weeks Michael Weighill C. David Whipple Emily Whipple Lyle Whipple Victoria Whipple Robert Whitcomb Mary Len Williams William Williams Kathleen Willis Joan Woo Mavis Wylie Gretchen Young Harold Zimmerman Gifts to the Park Fund from foundations DHR Foundation Garney Family Foundation General Electric Foundation Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Park Foundation SBC Foundation Shirley & Barnett Helzberg Foundation Siemens Building Technologies Foundation Gifts to the Park Fund from businesses and organizations Aramark Management Services Arndtsen Cooperative Enterprises Banc One Management Corp. Beverly Lumber Co. Centenary College Chase Education Finance CWC DST Systems Heart of America Research Institute Humana IBM Matching Grants Program Landis AG Placement & Consulting Missouri Colleges Fund Ruiz & Flint Rush/Wade 2 Inc. Top Innovations Inc. Walker Texas Writer * In memoriam (T) Trustee (A) Alumni Council
Park University’s Honor Roll Park University’s Honor Roll acknowledges all donors at varying levels during the fiscal year.
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Fides et Labor Club Gifts totaling $50,000 or more Margaret Gatton Brisch, ’63 Louise Mann Juergens, ’27* Edward Lyle, ’25, and Ora Mae Lyle Estate Herbert S. Wolfe,’18, Trust 1875 Club Gifts totaling $25,000-$49,999 Banc One Management Corp. Chase Education Finance H&R Block Foundation Benny (T) and Edith Lee Missouri Colleges Fund Top Innovations Inc. Clock Tower Club Gifts totaling $10,000-$24,999 Aramark Management Services Ruth Faurot, ’38, Estate Francis Families Foundation Louise Morden (T) Presidents Park LLC Richard J. Stern Foundation UMB Financial Corp. Philip Wheeler, ’62, (T) and Carol Groundwater Wheeler, ’62 William T. Kemper Foundation Carillon Club Gifts totaling $5,000-$9,999 John (T) and Judy Brown William Dunn Dennis Epperson, ’69, and Bonnie Wallace Epperson, ’70 (T) Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Charles (T) and Patty Garney JE Dunn Construction Kansas Speedway Dimitri Karakitsos Margaret Schadt Lietzke, ’40* Virginia McCoy (T) Gerald (T) and Margaret Moss Raytheon Lucille Picco Simpson, ’62* State Street Foundation Dorla Watkins, ’80, M.P.A. ’00 Gladys Hart Williams, ’45 Canary and Wine Club Gifts totaling $1,000-$4,999 Elisabeth Hanssen Angel, ’33* Aon Foundation Aon Risk Services Inc. Arndtsen Cooperative Enterprises Donald Arndtsen, ’50, (T) and Nancy O’Neal Arndtsen, ’54 BKD LLP BNIM Architects Bank of America Barnes & Noble Inc. John Bennett, ’50 Eliot and Marcia Berkley Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City Lynn Bondurant, ’61, (T) and Kaye Oates Bondurant, ’62 Borum Family Fund Ken and Nancy-Ray Borum Mary Brinton Brown & Co.
Matt Brown Robert (T) and Beverly Burns Felipe Bustillo, ’74, (T) and Stacey Bustillo Anita Butler (T) Beverley Byers-Pevitts (T) and Robert Pevitts James Cariddi, ’49, and Mae Cariddi Cerner Corp. Robert Clark and Shirley Miller Clark, ’61 Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Commerce Bank Corporate Express James Crockett, ’45, and Martha Crockett DHR Foundation Paul Danforth,’56, and Eunice Lovatt Danforth, ’54 Michael Droge Manuchair Ebadi,’60, and Pari Maheronnaghsh Ebadi, ’62 Enterprise Rent-A-Car Farmland Foods Inc. Fred Pryor Seminars Garney Family Foundation Paul Gault, ’65, (T) and Sylvia Helms Gault, ’60 Greater Kansas City Community Foundation HNTB Architecture Inc. Caren Handleman and Stephen Pew Gene Hayes Michael Hays Heart of America Research Institute Gary Heisserer Hilton KCI Doris Howell, ’44 Hunt Martin Materials LLC Integrated Corporate Solutions Stanislav and Tatiana Ioudenitch Theresa James, ’99 Jenzabar Inc. Kansas City Building & Construction Trades Council Kansas City Presidents Organization WPO Charles Kirby Arthur Kluge, ’65, and Susan Kluge Cathy Lennon Lockton Companies Inc. David Lockton Robert Martin, ’50, (T) and Royce Martin John and Debra McArthur Patricia McClelland Missouri State Teachers Association Thomas Mooney, ’67 Yoko Mori Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation Robert Myers, ’61 New Horizon Credit Inc. Park Bank Park Foundation Thomas and Cheryll Peterman Rosemary Fry Plakas, ’63 Margaret Preston ProPrint Prosperity Planning Inc. David and Patria Quemada Lincoln Richards, ’56, and Gerda Richards Cindy Richey George Richter Riojas Enterprises Carlos Riojas Ruiz & Flint Eugene Ruiz (T) Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital Sallie Mae Fund Melana Scantlin, ’02 Barbara Moser Schaible, ’56 Joe Schoggen, ’43, and Charlene Schwenk Schoggen, Richards Kian and Judith Shafe (T) Sodexho and Affiliates Sprint Foundation Peter Sturner, ’73, and Barbara Sturner
Report to Investors Synergy Services US Bank Gary (T) and Lynette Wages Walker Texas Writer Kathy Walker Cliff Warner Michael Weighill and Rita Weighill, ’90 David and Ann Wentz Williams Spurgeon Kuhl Freshnock Homer and Mary Williams Marlene Wilson eCollege Parkite Club Gifts totaling $1-$999 18 Farms Inc. AAUW Parkville Branch Dick Adams and Elizabeth Riester Adams, ’48 Adeile Ahmu Fevaeai AhMu Mathew AhMu Owen AhMu Sally AhMu Sauia AhMu Robert and Sonia Albers Lisa Albritton, ’97 James Alexander, ’53, and Carolyn Jansen Alexander, ’53 Peggy Alford Edward and Susan Allen Leslie Allen and Nancy Kringel Allen, ’54 Lois Allen, ’50 Robert Allen Steven and Jeri Allison Adam and Julie Alsup Justin Ambrozia, ’00 Vogel Roberts Andersen, ’90 Don and Carolyn Anderson Kurt Anderson, ’79 Mary Wickstrom Anderson, ’39 Andrews McMeel Universal Foundation Kenneth Andrews, ’74, and Patsy Andrews Paul Ardoin, ’89, and Vera Ardoin Kent and Loretta Angerer Deanna Medlin Armstrong, ’70 (T) Randy Armstrong Douglas Askey, ’91 Kenneth Austin, M.P.A ’04, and Karen Austin, ’02 Fouad Azab, ’80 Rosie Baez, ’04 Charles Bailey, ’88 Charles Baines, ’85 Rose Baker Theresa Baker, ’98 William Baker, ’99, and Deborah Baker Joseph and Edie Ballweg Bank of Belton Mariva Barajas, ’94 Steve Barrett Steven and Deborah Barrett Martin Barron, ’92 James Barry, ’01 Charles Barton, ’63, and Ruth Barton Curt Batcheller, ’99 Robert Batchelor, ’52, and Gail McMahon Batchelor, Bedinghaus, ’56 Richard Bayer, ’54, and Phyllis Bayer Paul Bean, ’48, and Carol Seay Bean, ’44 Albert Beaty, ’78 Cole Beckham, ’78 Richard Bedinghaus and Ann Bedinghaus, ’95
Robert Bee, ’61, and Diana Bee Randal Beecher, ’94, and Cynthia Beecher Earnest Bell, ’75, and Joyce Bell Robert Bellman, ’91, and Pamela Bellman William Berg, ’72 Erik Bergrud, M.P.A. ’94, and Lisa Bergrud, ’95 Hugh Berry, ’58 James Berry, ’76 Eddie and Quintella Betancourt Theodore Betsch, ’71, and Mary West Betsch, ’72 Nicole Betz Beverly Lumber Co. Rosana Biondo Larry Bishard, ’67, and Jacqueline Bishard, ’83 Christina Bishop, ’05 John Blair, ’39 *, and Frances Woodbury Blair, x41 John Blair, ’65 Daniel Blake, ’85 Richard Blake, ’78 Rick Blount, ’84, and Lesli Hill Blount, ’83 Blue Ridge Bank & Trust Co. Frederick Bobrowski, ’03 Shirley Durbin Bogren, ’55 Beverly Bohn Deidre Bowman, ’71 Shirley Bowser Judy Boyce, ’99 Gordon Brewer, ’95 Robert Brillhart, ’62, and Leslie Brillhart Shelly Broils, ’94 William Brooks, ’98 Willie Brooks, ’86 Warren Broomer, ’89 Joseph Brown, ’41, and Ann Etter Brown, ’49 William Browning, ’53, and Mary Browning William Bruch and Virginia Bruch, M.A.R. ’97 Robert Brumback, ’67, and Anne Brumback Ronald Brumitt, ’98 Richard Brunson, ’46 John and Erma Bubb Barry and Jolene Buchholz Brenda Buckner, ’97 Stephen Bump, ’89 Waldo Burger, ’42, and Martha Burger Robert Burkhardt and JoAnne Burkhardt,’89 Jack Burnell, ’54, and Barbara Burnell CK Communications LLC CWC Arthur Campbell, ’43, and Georgiana Campbell Earnest Campbell, ’97 Robert Cantine, ’62, and Beverly Somerville Cantine, ’62 Trent and Susan Canupp Randall Capps Margaret Petter Cardwell, ’58 John and Jesica Carey Kirk Carpenter, ’86 Leonard Carpenter and Claribel Whipple Carpenter, ’37 Robert Carpenter, ’98 Carlton Cash, ’94 Centenary College Bill and Judith Chastain
Timothy Chelpaty, ’69 Charlene Chesnut Steve and Claudia Chewning Larry Childers, ’76, and Dee Childers Michael Childs, ’02, and Dee Childs Terry Christenberry Patricia Christensen, ’98 Edward Cicale, ’83 City of Parkville Robert Clark, ’37, and Ella Eskridge Clark, ’38 William Clark, ’83 Clay County EDC Robert Cleversy, ’86 Michael Clissold, ’72, and Carol Clissold Alisha Coggins, ’03 Maria Cole Larry Coleman, ’83, and Alfreda Coleman, ’86 Richard Coleman, ’78 Robert Coleman, ’99 Gary and Faythe Coley Harry Collier,’49, and Olive Collier Jeanne Collier, ’80 Mark (T) and Mimi Comfort Georgianna Condit Consolidated Technology Inc. Donald Cook, ’49, and Caroline Cook Katherine Oltman Cook, ’56 James Cooke, ’56, and Mary Hay Cooke, ’55 Norton Cooksey, ’49, and Amy Bloys Cooksey, ’49 Jennifer Cooper, ’86 Ron Cooperman, ’65 Terry Covington Edward Cowing and Lois Forry Cowing, ’52 Rebecca Cox Judith Coyle, ’78 John Cramer, ’36, and Margery Cramer Kevin Crandell, ’99 Donal and Henrietta Crawford Donal and Nancy Crawford Eugene Crooks, ’64 Cruise Holidays of Kansas City James Crum, ’83, and Jeanne Crum John Culp, ’89 Merle Cundiff and Kathy Cundiff, ’96 David Curtis Ronald Curtis Wilbur Curtis, ’96, and Margie Curtis Lowell Dahl, ’88 Beverly Dame, ’67 Terry Daniel, ’95 Christopher Daniels, ’96, and Rochel Daniels, ’03 Joseph Darby, ’56, and Betty Darby Forrest and Julie Darrough Ann Soper Davidson, ’52 Neil and Clarice Davidson Augustin Davila, ’83, and Kyong Davila Davis Sands & Collins PC Brian and Carol Davis Dennis Davis, ’83 Josephine Howard Davis, ’90 Russell Davis, ’78 Wayland Davis, ’02 Woody and Louise Davis Armenda Daye, ’88 James and Ellen Dean Robert and J.R. Dean Betty Deck R.W. and Marilyn Deegan Milton Dennie, ’91 James Derhaag, ’64 LaRonald Dews, ’88
This Report to Investors recognizes all gifts received between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006. If you believe your name should have been listed, please call (816) 584.6815.
Jose Diaz, ’93 Wilbert Dickens, ’95, and Maria Dickens Thomas Dietrich and Dorothy Gamber Dietrich, ’53 John and Nancy Dillingham Esther Dimaggio, ’94 Dean Johnson Dimmitt, ’35 Telford Dindinger, ’45, and Harriet Todd Dindinger, ’46 Mary Heagstedt Dittmar, ’46 Edgar Dixon, ’96 Robert Dodds and Deana Dodds, ’89 Cecil and Linda Doubenmier Michael Downie, ’84 Oliver Downing Susan Downing, ’79 James and Lynn Dragomire Joe Drew, ’70 Daniel Duddy, ’96, and Mary Duddy, ’99 Harriet McKercher Dugan, ’41 James Dupras, ’79 Albert and Betty Dusing Helen Martin Dwyer, ’50 Pamela Dzervens, ’82 Roosevelt Easley, ’94 David Ebert, ’98 Roger Edgar Leonard Edmonds, ’35, and Virginia Edmonds Wallace Edwards and Jean Wolfe Edwards, ’44, Terry Egtvedt, ’99, and Janine Egtvedt Mary Ann Webster Eichelberg, ’70 Larry Ellis, ’77 Brian Ellison Franklin Elser and Elizabeth Wolf Elser, ’45, Susan Eltonhead Alfredo Etcheverry, ’01 Ryan and Summer Evans, M.P.A. ’06 Kurt Ewert William Ewing, ’64 Tevesi Faapouli and Tammy Faapouli, ’04 Robert Fahnestock, ’85 Hector Falcon and Diane Falcon, ’95 Margo Fallon Benjamin Felder, ’90 Jose Fernandez, ’93 Vili and Vaiula Fetapai Charles Fisher, ’38, and Doris Fisher Michael Fitzmorris and Marilu Fitzmorris, ’97, Michael Fonner, ’89, and Teresa Fonner John Ford, ’97 John Forton, ’85 Ronald Fory, ’75, and Karen Fory Peter Foster, ’73, and Roberta Foster Jack Fowler, ’54, and Barbara Hays Fowler, x55 Nicholas and Jean Francis Bob Frankenfeld and Karen Peters Frankenfeld, ’59 (A) Joe Freeman William Freund, ’77, and Barbara Wiesen Freund, ’78 Harvey Fried and SuEllen Fried , ’75 Douglas and Roberta Fry Edgar and Juanita Fry Philip and Jackie Fry Beryl Fuller, ’53 Futura Futbol Club Inc. G W Jeffries & Associates Inc Helen Layton Gabbert, ’56 Alfredo Gamez, ’85 Olga Ganzen, M.P.A. ’99 John Gardner
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Report to Investors James Garrett, ’97 Paul Garrett, ’67, and Pia Garrett Tammy Gauld, ’81 Robert Gauper and Beverly Gauper, ’96 Andrew Gayle, ’78 Kimberly Gazzo, ’86 Joseph Geeter, ’99 William Gemmill, ’77 General Electric Foundation David and Linda Gentile Billy and Beverly Gentry Rick and Peggy Gentry George K. Baum & Co. Stanford Gerber and Linda Gerber, ’00 Doris McClatchey Gerner, ’51 John Gibby, ’49, and Mabel Kunce Gibby, ’45 John Gioia, ’49, and Delores Gioia Joshua Gisin, ’95 Carmen Manigault Givens, ’02 Charley Glasper, ’03 Louise Egger Gleason, ’56 Richard Glover, ’88, and Diane Glover John Goodenberger, ’45, and Margaret Goodenberger Nickolas Gorzovalitis, ’78, and Marilyn Gorzovalitis Christiana Smith Graham, x43 Douglas Graham, ’50, and Charlotte Housman Graham, ’50 Marjorie Graham Phillip Gray, ’86 Virginia Green, ’51 Jerry Gresham, ’52 Julia Griffey, ’04 Helen Slagle Griffith, ’44 James Griffith, ’93 James Griffith, ’94 Robert Grinnell, ’63, and Gail Grinnell James and Bonnie Griswold Thomas Grohne, ’71, and Denise Grohne Gilbert Guerra, ’91, and Victoria Guerra Stephen Guerrero, ’98 Lawrence Guillot Gerald Gustafson, ’67 Robert Guy, ’79, and Mary Guy David Hackathorn, ’67, and April Wilber Hackathorn, ’69 Mark and Joanne Hackett Helen Birchard Hadsell, ’38 Theodore Haff, ’73 David and Feauini Hafoka Margaret Romig Hagaman, ’66 Frank and Mary Fisher Haldane, ’52 Carroll Hall, ’43 Robert and Sally Hall Debra Hallgren, ’00 Denise Hamilton, ’01 Jean Hamilton-Moses, ’00 Julius and Bonnie Hammel Laura Hammel William Hammond, ’70 Lydianne Hammons Julia Hanrahan, ’82 Donald Hardy, ’80 Willie Hardy, ’78 Felicia Harmon Hugh Harnsberger, ’92, and Betty Harnsberger Harold Hirsch Foundation Mavis Harris Richard Harris, ’98 Helen Harrison Jay and Julie Harrison Michael Harvel and Kathryn Harvel, ’93 Joseph and Lois Hauber Gary and Martha Hawkins
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Jonathan Hawley, ’61, and Peggy Jandacek Hawley, ’61 William Hayes and Gwen Gibby Hayes, ’51 Amy Healy, ’04 Heartland Motor Coach Timothy Hebert, ’98 John Heckman and Loucile Mayhew Heckman, ’33 Kipra Heermann, ’92 Betty Nicholas Henderson, ’50 Robert Henslee, ’91 Teofilo Herrera, ’92 Roger and Nancy Hershey Dorothy Hess Edgar Hestand, ’77 Karen Heuton Gregory Hey and Marilyn Schultz Hey, ’64 Randal Hicks, ’82 Edward Hight Charles Hildebrand and Diana Harrison Hildebrand, ’90 Robert Hilgemann, ’04 William Hill and Alix Broughton Hill, ’64 Evelyn Cleaver Hinds, ’76 Gwendolyn Elliott Hodge, ’90 James and Danita Hodges Brian Hoffman, ’86, and Nadienne Hoffman, ’03 Norm and Linda Hoffmann Glenda Holder Stephen Holloway, ’04 Jackie Hollowell, ’82 Rhonda Greene Holman, ’71 David Holt Perry Hood, ’99 Edward Hooks, ’93 Fred Horn, ’03 Robert Horneker, ’61, and Mary Gatton Horneker, ’61 Michael Horrocks, ’71 Hoss and Brown Engineers Kenneth Hougland, ’49, and Eva Tyree Hougland, ’50 Hubbell Plumbing Co. John and Terri Hubbell David Hudson Robert Hudson, ’74 Karen Hughes Humana Ivan and Sue Huntoon Thomas Hunzeker, ’71 John Hurd, ’73, and Doris Hurd Michael Hurley, ’70 IBM Matching Grants Program Lance Idol, ’79, and Sharon Idol James Imbs, ’79 Christopher and JoAnn Immele Pao-Chia Chun Ing, ’56 Asora Iupati Josephine Nelson Iverson, ’37 Jack Miller Chrysler-Plymouth Huston Jack, ’70 Steven Jackey, ’86, and Susan Jackey Carol Jakub Lawrence James, ’77 Anita Harris Janssen, ’53 Norman Jarvis, ’87 Darling Jean-Paul, ’96 Elouise Jeffries Lowell Jeffries, ’84 Jay and Judith Jensen Marian Jensen, ’48 Bob and Emilie Jester Eric and Diane Johnson
Fern Johnson, ’98 Julie Johnson Lois Johnson, ’79 Robert and Florence Johnson Robin Johnson, ’95, and Donna Johnson, ’86, Arthur and Mary Jones Cynthia Jones James Jones, ’77 Jennifer Jones Katharine Jones Richard Jones, ’80 Robert Jones, ’95 Todd Jones William Jones, ’80 William Jones and Patricia Murphy Jones, ’97 Ann Kroeck Justus, ’44 W. Wilford Kale, ’71 Kansas City Power & Light Kansas City Southern Industries Tasis Karayiannis William and Lois Karr Theresa Kaufman, ’01 General Kearney, ’88 Paul Keck, ’96 Max and Elizabeth Kelley James Kensett and Lenore Brownlee Kensett, ’48 Dennis Kerkman Richard Kesel, ’48, and Mary Michel Kesel, ’48 Robert Kibler and Mary Evans Kibler, ’46
Noel Labonte, ’78 Kevin Lake, ’02, and Libby Lake Landis AG Placement & Consulting Dennis Landis, ’80 Mike and Laura Lane Dean Larrick, ’53, and Charlotte Larrick Diann Larsen, ’94 Michelle Larson, ’96 Greg Laveist, ’77, and Arlene Spain Laveist, ’77 Don Lawrence and Evelyn Frierson Lawrence, ’90 Eddie Lawson, ’77 Oscar Lawson John Layman, ’55 Roger Layman, ’58 Roger Leake, ’82 Brodie Leap and Shannon Leap, ’05 James Leath, ’93 Richard Leavy and Christine Leavy, ’73, Pearl Lefevers, ’94 Randall and Janet Leffel Lori Baker Leiblie, ’96 Pam Levetzow Michael Lewis, ’88 John Linder, ’85 Shirley Howard Linn, ’54 Henry Little, ’48, and Marilyn Little Katherine Cox Litton, ’75 Richard Locke, ’73 Edmund Loew, x55, and Joyce Wilson Loew, ’56 Mike LoMonaco
EXPENDITURES FISCAL YEAR 03-04 FISCAL YEAR 04-05 FISCAL YEAR 05-06 Lucinda Wickberg Kichukoff, ’62 Porter Kidd, ’77 Samuel Kimbrel, ’95 King Hershey Law Firm Richard and DeeDee King Roland, ’90, and Bertha King Steven and Deborah Kirby Helen Riester Kitchen, ’51 Franklyn Klein, ’38 Robert Klemmer and Susan Hanson Klemmer, ’63 William Klusmeier and Betty Hall Klusmeier, ’44 William Knight, ’39, and Lorene Metheny Knight, ’39 Nicolas Koudou Gregory Kozell, ’75 Frances Kremer, ’00 Nancy Kujawski Judith Kulick, ’89 Robert Kulze, ’00 Robert Kurek, ’67, and Charlene Kurek Robert Laatsch, ’55, and Marilyn Laatsch
Park’s commitment to students is evidenced by our largest financial expenditures – financial aid and student services.
$47,138,541 $52,913,054 $59,029,011 Paul Long, ’72 James Lonto, ’86 Richard Loraine Roy Lorenz, ’79 Gilbert Lowe, ’74, and Michelle Lowe, ’75 Tom Lucas, ’62, and Helen Phelps Lucas, x59 Richard Ludwig, ’00, and Kathy Ludwig Claude Luna, ’96 John Lynch, ’83, and Susan Williams Lynch, ’93 Becky Lytle, ’94 MCC Foundation Donald and Barbara MacDonald Whitney Macdonald Randy and Cathryn MacKenzie Robert and Ann Mallett Edward Manchion and Jody Manchion, ’99 Eric Mandernach, ’05, and Jean Mandernach Ralph Mann, ’79
Report to Investors Mark One Electric Co. James Marsh Jake and Ann Marshall Robert Marshall, ’79 David Martin, ’03 Donald Martin, ’45 Gregory Mason, ’96 Zita Mason, ’85 Joseph Matakas, ’80 Robin Bartholomew Matney, ’96 Burton Mattice, ’79 William Mattison, ’80 Diane May, ’97 Joanne Mayes, ’61 Jospeh Mazzaferro, ’82 Gary and Julie McCollum Harriet Cavert McDaniel, ’48 Albert McDowell, ’51, and Shera McDowell Diana McElroy Michael McElroy, ’83 Mary McFarland, ’49 Robert McGowan, ’56, and Mary McGowan Joel McKean, ’55, and Carol McKean Michael McKiver, ’05 Robert McLaren, ’45 James McLean, ’51, and Lee McLean Spencer McMillian, ’03 John McQuary, ’43, and Nila McQuary William McQueeney, ’82 Marina Mead, ’78 Mario Medina, ’01 Helario Melchior, ’79 Manuel and Phyllis Mendez Richard and Deborah Mendez Larry Mentink, ’81 Ann Mesle (T) Michael Messersmith Microsoft Matching Gifts Program William Mier and Geraldine Peterson Mier, ’52 Bruce Miller, ’02 Leonora Santo Miller, ’90 Mary Phillips Miller, ’49 Mary Miller Robert Miller, ’56, and Marcia Miller Ruth Wall Miller, ’56 Walter Miller, ’78, and Corinne Miller Charles Mills, ’79 David Mims, ’78 Ronald Miriani and Tammy Miriani, ’03 Missouri Gas Energy Laura Miyamoto, ’93 Betty Tuxhorn Modine, ’40 David Monchusie, ’00 Marilyn Valenti Montague, ’62 Kathleen Monteleone, ’73 Steven Montgomery, ’81 David Moore, ’92 Walter Moore, ’92 Scott Moreland, ’90 Augusto Moreno, ’74, and Linda Moreno Shari Morgan Clinton Morrison, ’45, and Jean Langley Morrison, ’47 W.H. Morse and Alice Kagey Morse, ’43 Bruce Moultrie, ’04 Richard Mower, ’83 Mary McMahon Mowery, ’56 Mark Munson, ’93, and Deborah Munson, ’91 James Murdoch Polly Murphy Shelley Murphy, ’98 Mary Murray-Simons Amy Musil, ’06
Masaye Nagao Nakamura, ’45 Eldeva Neill, ’76 Barbara Nelson, ’99 Ronald Nelson, ’52, and Marilyn Nelson John Nesbitt Joseph Neschleba, ’45, and Eleanor Neschleba Jerrel Neuhaus, ’93, and Susan Tribby Neuhaus,’91 Charlie Neumann, ’95 Thomas Niccolls, ’51, and Betty Stuart Niccolls, ’53 Mary Nichols Beverly Jessen Nickels, ’41 Ralph Niemann, ’47, and Lois Niemann Mark and Sharon Noe John and Jean Noren Charles Norton, ’68, and Virginia Norton George Null, ’57, and Cynthia James Null, ’58, Fernando Nunez, ’82 Roberta Oates, ’81 Hugh and Linda O’Brien Martin O’Connor, ’83 Jean Peeke Olin, ’46 Vincent O’Rourke James O’Shea, ’78 Francis Olson Irene Osuga, ’62 Mack Parham, ’96 Chadwick Parker, ’95, and Kimberly Parker Parkville Presbyterian Church Nalin Patel, ’00, and Jyotsna Patel Bruce Patterson, ’69, and Patsy Patterson Cora Freund Patterson, ’47 Leon Paules and Grace Bright Paules, ’42 Helen Black Pavich, ’44 Cherry Payne Jamey and Anita Pearson Scott and Teresa Pearson James Peeke, ’65 (T) (A) Doris Pelley Marijane Peplow William Perry, ’67, and Linda Lawton Perry, ’67 Jane Adams Pertain, ’36 Ronald Petering Wilbert Peterson, ’80 Judy Petsch, ’99 Stephanie Pettway, ’04 Betsy Phelan Robert Phillips, ’98 Ozell Phoenix, ’95 John Pieklik, ’99 Joseph Pierce and Parthina Pierce, ’96 Lionell Pierson Donald Pinkerton, ’52 Pioneer Services Foundation Robert Piper, ’51, and Patricia Piper Matthew Plack, ’01 Reese Pollard, ’49, and Audrey Oberhelman Pollard, ’49 Carol Allison Polson, ’42 Jon Porter, ’59, and Ann Mariner Porter, ’62 Donald and Barbara Potts (T) Gregory Powell, ’92, and Ivy Powell Dale Prater, ’82, and Susan Prater Larry and Narda Prather Premier Incentives Stan and Layne Prenger Dale Price, ’79 Sunda Pritchard, ’93 Russell Proffitt, ’55, and Constance Koning Proffitt, ’54 Promotion Services Inc.
Desmond Prosper, ’03 Stephen and Linda Prout Barbara Walker Psarakis, ’62 Philip Pugh, ’89 Tammy Purtle, ’05 Hanh Quach, ’79 Quality Inter-Connect Systems David Quang, ’84 Mike Racek Keith Rageth, ’59 Roxie Reavis, ’83 Michael Reese, ’91, and Angela Reese Philip Reilly, ’00 Franklin Reinow, ’67 Richard Renfro, ’37 Paul and Janet Revare Keith Rhinard, ’89, and Gladys Rhinard James Rhoades, ’49, and Patricia Phillips Rhoades, ’51 Marilyn Copeland Riat, ’60 Timothy Rice, ’76, and Cynthia Rice Harley and Jeanette Richardson Eckhart Richter and Rosemary Albertson Richter, ’48 Scott Riddle, ’89 Terri Ridgley George Riester, ’46, and Ruth Fischer Riester, ’43 Norton Riley, ’54 Samuel Riley, ’87 Niki Rittenhouse, M.P.A. ’03 David and Cheryl Rittman George and Linda Robbins Robert C Burns DDS (T) Kenneth Robinson, ’02 Joyse Hess Rodda, ’57 John Rodgers, ’88 Oliva Rodriguez, ’01 Charles Roger and Lila Lane Roger, ’42 Donna Romans Rosana Square David Rosenbloom Gary Ross, ’67, and Trudy Henderson Ross, ’66 Peter Rothberg, ’66 James Rothwell, ’78 Lester Ruark, ’71, and Maria Ruark Margaret Rubick and Wade Rubick, ’41 Helen Rudolph Rush/Wade 2 Inc. Kevin Russell Larry Russell, ’02 Steve and Teresa Russell John Sabraw, ’99 SBC Foundation David and Mary Sandberg Carol Sanders Jennifer Sanders Melvin Sanders, ’78, and Sandra Sanders Albert Sands, ’94, and Alice Sands Lawral Belongia Saucedo, ’95 Patrick Savelli, ’75 Geneva Schachtschneider Robert and Barbara Schachtschneider James Scheib Lawrence Schilder and Eleanor Sidebotham Schilder, ’57 Gary Schiller, ’76 Steven and Kelly Schneider Walter, ’94, and Melinda Schoemaker Ann Schultis Jason Schupp and Karry Schupp, ’96, M.B.A. ’04 Russell Schuster, ’43, and Velma Helms Schuster, ’44 Ronald Schwartz, ’70, and Michelle Minyard Schwartz, ’70
Penelope Scialla, ’69 David See and Nancy Riley See, ’94 Joseph Sefcik, ’43, and Yvonne Theiss Sefcik, ’41 Ray Seidelman, ’00, and Sandra Seidelman Raymond and Marjorie Severin Robert and Debra Shacklett Shafer Kline & Warren Inc. Charles Shannon, ’81, and Clarita Shannon Robert Shaw, ’01 John Shelton, ’76 Darryl and Joellen Shiflet Shirley & Barnett Helzberg Foundation Dennis Shoemaker Gordon Shull and Betty Flabb Shull, ’47 Siemens Bldg. Tech. Foundation Cathy Sillman Jesse Simms, ’49 and Marian Goodrich Simms, ’50 Lowelle Simms, ’53, and Lois Simms Sequana Sims, ’01 Mark Singleton, ’93 Richard and Melody Singleton John Sisario, ’87, and Margot Sisario Christian Sizemore Jeffrey Sloan, ’01 Don Smischny and Barbara Passiglia Smischny, ’53 Donovan Smith, ’56 Debbie Smith Edith Smith, ’94 Frederick Smith, ’80, and Eva Smith Harold Smith, ’44, (A) and Carolyn Douglas Smith, ’47 John Smith, ’89, and Helen Smith Kenneth Smith, ’94, and Susan Smith Paul Smith, ’56, and Margaret McCluggage Smith, ’58 Robert Smith, ’49, and Joann Hoell Smith, ’50 Stuart and Pauline Smith Thomas Smith Tana Snyder Anton Soldan-Els, ’56, and Jackie Soldan-Els Alfred Solomon and Ruth Wasser Solomon, ’49, Candice Spangler, ’00 Gordon Sparlin, ’99 Marc and Marianne Sportsman Mark and Cheryl Spurgeon Thomas Stachowski, ’91 Antonio, ’99, and Tammie Stagnitta Walton and Susan Stallings Margaret LeShure Stark, ’51 Steamatic of Kansas City Carl Steffen, ’00, and Debbie Steffen Ronald Stehman, ’84 Macondray Steiger, ’72 James Stephens Pamela Millikan Stewart, ’88 William Stewart, ’66 Phyllis Stites Ed Stocking and Alice Stocking, ’55, Joy Stone Danny Strand, ’93, and Wendy Strand Florence Heacock Strange, ’39 David Stuart, ’96 Maurine Rader Summerfield, ’31 Margaret Sundberg, ’95 Susan Svec Robert Swanson, ’37, and Dorothy Swanson Charles Swim, ’64, and Sherry Swim Lemert Swisher, ’81
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Report to Investors Richard Switzer, ’88 Michelle Tamburini Alalagafa and Faafualua Tauanuu John and Melinda Tauanuu Ed and Erna Taylor Eugene and Ellen Teeter Barbara Purkhiser Tegtmeyer, ’51 Donald Tellock, ’04, and Misty Tellock Bert Terrazas, ’87 John and Sandra Tew The Insurance Center Robert Theiss, ’67 Robert Thomas, ’50, and Evelynn Thomas Lynn Thomason, ’76 Bernice Collins Thompson, ’58 Charles Thurig, ’73
Christopher and Victoria Watts Bradley Wayland, ’89 Stephen Waynick, ’98 Ann Webb, ’81 Lawrence Wedel, ’91 Susan Weeks Mary Wharton Wegmann, ’44 Marvin Wehrman, ’56, and Julia Wehrman Ronda Weinmann, ’01 Gordon Weiss, ’83 Marianne Weiss Mary Weiss Jack Wells, ’59, and Marjorie Crabtree Wells, ’60 Donald Welsh and Virginia Heirich Welsh, ’52
Academic Year: 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 Enrollments: 15,589 17,000 17,509 17,920 21,152 22,617 24,272 25,169 Nancy Bruce Tiburski, ’51 Wesley Tilden, ’90 George and Dorothea Todd Marty and Leann Todd Mike and Terri Todd Gerald and Kathy Tomasek Scott and Terry Tomasek Steve and Pam Tomasek Tucker Tomasek Jean Touchet, ’91 Catherine Richardson Turner, ’34 Paul Tutt and Barbara Tutt, ’96 Univ MO-Kansas City-Berkley Childhood Center US Bank Ross Utt, ’81, and Joan Utt Sean Valentine, ’92 Eric and Ann Van Buskirk Harvey Van Buskirk and Beverly Eggert Van Buskirk, ’56 Allen Van Cleve, ’41, and Lois Van Cleve Roger Vance and Phoebe Wolfe Vance, ’53 V.G. Vernier and Alice Dame Vernier, ’50 Linda Vestal, ’94 Harold Via, ’71, and Claire Via Bethany Oyster Villaverde, ’01 Anto Vincetic, ’89 Gerald Vulliamy Roger Wagner and Winona Fleming Wagner, ’66 James Waldrop, ’05 Juanita Walker Susan Walker Howard Wallace, ’45, and Nancy Wallace Rodney Wallace, ’93 Wal-Mart Foundation William Walinow, ’71 LaJenna Walton, ’99 Mary Ward, ’83 Edward Warren, ’86 Lorn Watson, ’75
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Alvin Wetmore, ’36 David Whipple and Isabel Wellington Whipple, ’66 Grant Whipple, ’41, and Emily Whipple Lyle and Victoria Whipple Robert Whitcomb and Lois White Whitcomb, ’52 Mary White, ’44 Jan Whitford, ’82 John Whitney, ’93 Kenneth Widel, ’81 Katherine Wienberg, ’94 Cheryl Wiley-Thomas, ’64 Bryan Williams, ’02 Colleen Williams Joyce Williams, ’74 Preston and Bernice Williams Rhonda Tucker Williams, ’87 Richard, ’01, and Mary Williams William Williams and Naomi Williams, ’97, Leroy, ’02, and Kathleen Willis Jim Willson, ’56, and Kathryn Brown Wilson, ’56 Carol Wilson, ’47 Margaret McElwain Wilson, ’65 Patricia Mcquillian Wilson, ’84 Scott and Ami Wisdom David Wisniewski, ’69, and Brenda Stiff Wisniewski, ’68 (T) William Woo, ’52, and Joan Woo Frances Woods Gwendolyn Woods, ’96 Harold Wylie, ’53, and Mavis Wylie Xerox Corporation Dianne Yeomans, ’91 Robert Young, ’64, and Gretchen Young Steven and Barbara Youngblood Otabek Yuldashev Thimios Zaharopoulos Rebecca Zemke
Beverly Zimmer, ’97 Harold Zimmerman and Dorothy Ritchert Zimmerman, ’54 Katchik Zorotrian, ’01
* In Memoriam (T) Trustee (A) Alumni Council
Dean’s Honor Roll Park University is privileged to have faculty and staff whose generous gifts help fund scholarships and other University programs. The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes the support of these individuals. They truly exemplify the University’s motto, Fides et Labor. Julie Alsup Carolyn Anderson Kenneth Austin, M.B.A. ’04 Erik Bergrud, M.P.A. ’94 Quintella Betancourt Beverly Bohn Sydney Fries Bradford, ’01 Beverley Byers-Pevitts Alisha Coggins, ’03 Rebecca L. Cox James Crum, ’83 Kathy Cundiff, ’96 David Curtis Ronald J. Curtis Brian Davis Betty Deck Linda Doubenmier Michael Droge Betty Dusing Sandra Egge Summer Evans Margo Fallon
Glenda Holder David Holt Chery Holtman Sue Huntoon Stanislav Ioudenitch Carol Jakub Dimitri Karakitsos Dennis Kerkman Nicolas Koudou Laura Lane Helen Phelps Lucas, x59 Edward Manchion Jody Manchion, ’99 Jean Mandernach Susan Marcellus Jake Marshall Marinelle McAlister Debra McArthur Patricia McClelland Julie McCollum Diana McElroy Michael Messersmith Ronald Miriani David Monchusie, ’00 Kirsten Myers John Nesbitt J. Mark Noe John Noren Vincent O’Rourke Teresa Pearson Marijane Peplow Thomas Peterman Robert Pevitts Stephen Pew Layne Prenger Terri Ridgley Niki Rittenhouse, M.P.A. ’03 George Robbins Carol Sanders Jennifer Sanders Ann Schultis Karry Schupp, ’96, M.B.A. ’04 Sandra Seidelman Cathy Sillman
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05
Michael Fitzmorris Sandra Foster Olga Ganzen, M.P.A. ’99 Paul Gault, ’65, M.P.A. ’88 Beverly Gauper, ’96 Marjorie Graham Larry Guillot Caren Handleman Gary Heisserer Roger Hershey Ed Hight Danita Hodges Brian Hoffman, ’86
Student Financial Aid Dispersed
Unduplicated Student Head Count
22,22,3175 25,347,999 29,459,517 33,304,946 36,033,022
4,829 4,923 5,694 5,716 6,175
Susan Smith Thomas Smith Dees Stallings Pete Sturner, ’73, M.P.A. ’97 John Tew Juanita Walker Susan Walker Dorla Watkins, ’80, M.P.A. ’00 Rita Weighill, ’90 Ann Wentz Ami Wisdom Barbara Youngblood Steven Youngblood Thimios Zaharopoulos
Deadline for 2007 award considerations Jan. 15, 2007
Call for Nominations Distinguished Alumnus/a Award, Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Service Award Torchlighter Award The Alumni Council is looking for suggestions for 2007 honorees.
The Distinguished Alumnus/a Award goes to an alumnus/a who has distinguished himself or herself through career, service or community achievements. The Alumni Council also awards the Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Service Award for volunteer service to Park or to civic organizations. The Torchlighter Award honors those who have made a significant, long-standing contribution and commitment to Park, whether alumni, faculty or friend. If you would like to make a nomination, please complete this form
and send it, along with a résumé and cover letter, to the Office of Alumni Relations. Important to the selection committee are education and/or degrees beyond Park, continued involvement with Park since graduation, civic involvement, publications, church or community activities, honors or special recognitions, and national or international reputation for personal or professional accomplishments. Nominations can be made Online at www.park.edu/alumni.
I would like to nominate: _______________________________________ for the ______________________________ award.
Please print the following information about the nominee: Nominee’s Name ________________________________________ Class Year ______________________ Campus Center __________________________ Address ________________________________________________ City, State & Zip ________________________________________________________ Home phone ( _______ ) __________________________________ Business phone ( _______ ) _____________________________________________ Fax ( _______ ) __________________________________________ E-mail________________________________________________________________ Graduate studies, specialized training___________________________________________________________________________________________ Nominee’s title/occupation _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Current employer and address (if applicable) ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Nominee’s past and current involvement with Park _______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Civic or church activities or interests ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Special honors or recognition__________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Nominee’s contributions to community, service organizations or professions_________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Publications, research, special accomplishments________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why do you think this person should receive this award? ________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ You may attach additional sheets of information if necessary. Submitted by: __________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________________________ E-mail address: __________________________________________
Return to: Alumni Relations Office Date: ____________
Campus Box 37, Park University 8700 N.W. River Park Drive Parkville, MO 64152 Fax: (816) 505-5409 or phone toll-free: (800) 488-7275 (PARK)
For more information go to www.park.edu/alumni. Fall 2006 ‹‹
Save the dates for these events that celebrate the arts at Park University. Find additions and verify times and locations at www.park.edu/ata. Events are on the Parkville Campus. Performances and exhibits are open to the community and are free unless otherwise noted.
JANUARY 2-26 - Senior Art Exhibit, Campanella Art Gallery Jan. 29-March 16 - W. Mitch Yung, Ceramic Reliefs, Campanella Art Gallery FEBRUARY 5 - Black History Month, The African American Experience in American Religion, Jon Butler, Yale University, McCoy Meetin’ House, 7 p.m. 11 - Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City concert, International Center for Music student soloists, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m. Admission $8. 15 - Black History Month, Disenfranchisement in the South: Causes and Consequences, Michael Perman, University of Illinois at Chicago, McCoy Meetin’ House, 7 p.m.
1-3 - On the Verge, The Jenkin and Barbara David Theater, Alumni Hall, 8 p.m. Admission $8; tickets available at the door. www/park.edu/theatre 6 and 22 - Women’s History Month, McCoy Meetin’ House, 7 p.m. 18 - Parkville Community Band, Steve Berg, conductor, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m. 25 - Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, Dances from Around the World, Midwest Youth Ballet of the KC Ballet School, free family concert, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m. 27-April 1 - Crowns, presented by Park and the Unicorn Theatre; The Jenkin and Barbara David Theater, Alumni Hall, 8 p.m. www.park.edu/crowns
29 - Northland Community Choir light concert, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m. April 30-June 1, Senior Art Exhibit, Campanella Art Gallery MAY 5 - Quartet Accorda recital, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m. 14 - Youth Conservatory for Music Gala Concert. Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m. 20 - Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, choral finale concert featuring the 2007 Concerto Competition winner, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m. Admission $8.
23-24 - On the Verge, David Theater (Alumni Hall), 8 p.m. Admission $8; tickets available at the door. www/park.edu/theatre 26 - Black History Month, Women, Rights, and Citizenship, Laura F. Edwards, Duke University, McCoy Meetin’ House, 7 p.m.
MARCH 1-3 at 7:30 p.m., 4 at 3 p.m., Grand Grand Piano Festival, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m.
19-April 27 - Michael Woodard’s recent paintings exhibit, Campanella Art Gallery
Through June 1 Senior Art Exhibit, Campanella Art Gallery
APRIL 15 - Park Piano Trio with Stanislav Ioudenitch, Ben Sayevich and Martin Storey, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m.
JUNE 4-13, Jeff Lyons, Geometry & Realism, Campanella Art Gallery
22 - Tim Corrao harpsichord recital, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m. 26-27 at 8 p.m. and 28 at 8 and 10 p.m., One-Act Plays, Alumni Hall Studio Theater. Admission $8; tickets available at the door. www/park.edu/theatre
JULY 4 - Parkville Community Band, Steve Berg, conductor, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel lawn, 7:30 p.m. July 16-Aug. 31, Catherine Vesce, Paintings & Prints, Campanella Art Gallery
Find current event schedules, scores and updates from the Office of Athletics at www.parkathletics.com. For more information contact the director of sports information at (816) 584-6490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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