2009-2010 report to investors
Momentum propels us forward Step by step, we are building on Park Universityâ€™s cherished past, enduring values and solid foundation.
Steadily, we are meeting the evolving needs of future generations facing an ever-changing world.
Proudly, we celebrate our achievements as the recognized leader in offering affordable access to a quality, private university education.
Confidently, Park is reaching students around the globe who are striving to create a brighter tomorrow.
Dear Friends, Momentum. In a time when countless organizations have been pleased to settle for holding their ground, momentum is a sign of strength and resilience. The challenges of our nation’s economy and the effect it has had on so many people, industries, and yes, even universities, will be reviewed in history and economics classes for decades to come. Park University certainly felt the effects as well. The economic challenges that began in 2008 and the resulting decrease in government funding for scholarships significantly affected many of our students. In addition, with a student population comprised of more than 50 percent servicemembers or military dependents, the deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan have had a significant impact on our overall enrollment. Like many organizations, Park’s budget was trimmed and expansion plans were placed on hold during the 2008-09 year. But through it all, Park University maintained its momentum and rose into the 2009-10 year in great shape — more efficient, effective and motivated to better serve our students. We were able to preserve the momentum thanks, in large part, to all the alumni, trustees, students and friends who kept Park University as a high priority through this difficult time. I thank you all for your commitment, loyalty and generosity, whether it was through a financial gift, the referral of a qualified student or the contribution of your time and talents to further our mission. This Report to Investors shares just a few of the many wonderful stories of support that occurred last year. I hope you enjoy the few we are sharing, as well as the statistical information on our
progress. I am so inspired by the generosity Park University receives from so many. Since filling the presidential position in June 2009, I have been traveling around the country meeting alumni at regional events, becoming involved with civic organizations, speaking at conferences and meeting individually with our constituents. I hope, when you receive an invitation or hear that we are in your area, you will join in the festivities and plan to visit with me. I want to meet you and know you all, for you have ensured that Park University’s momentum will continue. Thank you for keeping Park University at the top of your list! Sincerely,
Michael H. Droge, Ph.D. President, Park University
Founders Day 2010:
Honoring our military servicemembers Park University commemorated the 135th anniversary of its founding by honoring our nation’s military servicemembers on June 3 at the Airline History Museum in Kansas City, Mo. “Our partnership with the men and women serving our country began nearly a century ago, and our commitment remains strong today,” said Park University President Michael H. Droge, Ph.D.
Today, 61 percent of Park’s students are active duty, retired military, military dependents and U.S. Department of Defense personnel taking classes face-to-face at one of Park’s 40 campus centers or online nationally and internationally. “While other colleges and universities are just now trying to initiate programs for the military, Park has been leading the way for decades,” said Peter deSilva, president and chief operating officer for UMB Financial Corp., Founders Day event co-chair and a member of Park University’s Board of Trustees. The gala celebration transported guests back in time to the early days of USO inspired entertainment for the troops inside an airplane hangar. To set the mood, the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra recreated the sights and sounds of the era with an authentic USO canteen show.
From left: Peter deSilva, Jan Leonard, R. Crosby Kemper, Benny and Edith Lee.
Droge introduced the evening’s honored guests — military students, alumni service members and veterans — and shared the history of Park’s relationship with the military since 1890, along with a video tribute to our servicemembers. “What an honor it is for Park to serve those who serve our country,” Droge said. “It is a legacy of Park’s that we plan to carry on for decades to come.” To extend the evening’s message of gratitude, guests wrote personal notes on special “Thank You” cards circulated during the event to send to Park’s active duty military students. Proceeds from Founders Day supported the University’s new Park Warrior Center, established to give educational support to “wounded warriors” injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In addition, the dinner contributions added to the Presidential Honors Scholarship Endowment. When fully funded, the endowment will provide scholarships annually for 20 academically talented students who do not have the financial means to achieve their educational goals.
Loyalty and leadership: R. Crosby Kemper Two years ago, Park University leaders sat down with longtime Park supporter R. Crosby Kemper, chairman emeritus of Kansas City-based UMB Financial Corp., to discuss the idea of helping our nation’s “wounded warriors” get the help they need to succeed.
Founders Day celebration in June to offer additional support for the Park Warrior Center with a gift of $25,000. “It was an inspiring event,” Kemper said.
the status quo in education,” Kemper said. “Park University is willing to take risks, think ahead and always seek ways to expand access to an affordable education.”
Kemper said the new Center is critical to meet the unique educational needs of wounded servicemembers. “The Park Warrior Center is one of the best things we can do to equip them for success as they return to the workforce and to civilian life.”
UMB has provided banking services to Park for decades. Of particular note was a time 25 years ago when Park was experiencing financial difficulty during a time of record high interest rates. Because of his respect for Park and his commitment to education, Kemper, through UMB, stepped in to help Park with an affordable loan when other financial institutions would not.
“Our nation’s wounded should be supported in every way possible,” Kemper said. Kemper and UMB agreed to make a lead gift of $100,000, along with Pioneer Financial Services which also contributed, to establish the new Park Warrior Center.
Kemper’s respect for the military is rooted in his two years of duty in the U.S. Navy during World War II. “I learned a great deal from my experience and know the tremendous dedication that the military demands,” Kemper said. “I get tears in my eyes when I see these kids who give so much of their lives and risk everything to protect the values of this country. We owe it to them to give them everything they need when they return.”
Grateful for UMB and Kemper’s initial gift, Park was pleased to receive an unexpected call from Kemper just days after the University’s
Kemper said he admired Park’s strong leadership in serving the military over the years. “A great leader is never satisfied with
“I had no question about Park’s values and strong foundation,” Kemper said. “I knew their situation was temporary. We were happy to help.” UMB’s financial support worked in tandem with the University’s growing presence in military education. Thanks to Kemper’s loyalty and belief in Park, the University rose out of that difficult time to become the leader in global education that it is today.
Park Warrior Center: Connecting our nation’s wounded to education Many returning military members are coping with a range of physical and mental health disabilities, including mild to severe post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Park developed the Center in response to the needs identified by the U.S. Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment at Quantico, Va. The Park Warrior Center delivers college courses in a structured format while providing layers of academic, emotional and social support. The Center offers five preliminary Americans with Disabilities Act compliant courses that, if desired, can form the foundation for any degree program at any institution of higher learning. Each enrolled servicemember is provided a scholarship for a Park “learning buddy” such as a spouse, relative or friend to take the course at the same time for assistance and encouragement.
Park University is committed to serving our nation’s “wounded warriors” injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom through the new Park Warrior Center.
Park Warrior Center’s support services include face-to-face and distance counseling for academic and emotional challenges. Participants have access to a web portal that serves as a one-stop resource for services, along with a 24-hour phone hotline for live support. The Center also offers assistance with résumé writing and interview skills training, job referrals, and information on internships and apprenticeships.
Rev. David Barclay, ’53, chaplain at Fort Leavenworth, (Kan.) and current Park Alumni Council member, greets students Master Sgt. John Ross, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Pease, U.S. Air Force; and Sgt. John Nickell, U.S. Marine Corps.
Guests at Pioneer Financial Services' table: William Bloomquist, Veterans Park alumnus and Maj. Reuben H. Siverling, of Foreign Wars; Kim Corum; Lisa O’Dell; Lori Plank; Doug Allen; U.S. Army (Ret.), with Dr. Michael Droge, Park Linda Cahill; Scott Cahill; Karen Von Der Bruegge; and William F. University president. Lawson, Regional Director, Business Executives for National Security.
Gratitude Park University is grateful for the leadership of our event chairs and the generosity of our sponsors who made Founders Day 2010 a success. Founders Day Chairs Peter deSilva President and COO, UMB Financial Corp.
Magna Cum Laude Sponsors Louise Morden Pearson eCollege
Tom Holcom President, Pioneer Financial Services
Cum Laude Sponsors Cerner Corporation McCownGordon Construction St. Luke’s Northland Hospital Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
Summa Cum Laude Sponsors UMB Financial Corporation Pioneer Financial Services Inc.
Baccalaureate Sponsors Aramark Barnes & Noble College Booksellers BKD LLP Blue Cross Blue Shield of KC Commerce Bank Davis Sands & Collins PC Hunt Martin Materials LLC Metropolitan Community Colleges
Park University Alumni Council Park University Enterprises People to People International Pepsi Beverages Company ProPrint Inc. Robert and Amy Dunn Sodexho U.S. Bank
Park University named no. 1 best value Park University is the top-ranked value among private colleges and universities, according to Parents & Colleges, an online resource for parents of college-bound students. “Park has always worked toward maintaining an affordable, quality education for all students,” said Park University President Michael H. Droge, Ph.D. “It is a marker of our success and an honor to have been recognized as a leader in the field.” Institutions included on this list offer a diversity of degrees, have affordable tuitions and/or offer generous financial aid, and report the highest SAT or ACT scores for this incoming class. Park was cited as offering “both proximity to big-city excitement and the safe, relaxed atmosphere of a small town. The student body represents 50 states
and 100 countries, and the school prides itself on its diversity and global outlook. Tuition for fulltime undergraduates is a fraction of other private institutions. The average class size is small and the student-to-faculty ratio is low.” Parents & Colleges is a unique new resource to help college-bound students’ most trusted advisers — their parents and guardians — navigate the college consideration process. It offers objective, expert-written advice for parents looking at college options. With the combined expertise of prominent college admissions officials and one of the nation’s leading educational services providers, Parents & Colleges provides information and perspectives not found on generic search sites or among the many sources of college rankings.
The power of partnership
2010 Speaker: Freakonomics co-author Stephen J. Dubner
Innovation, entrepreneurship and global education are the shared values that led to the development of the annual Park University Xerox Global Business Lecture Series. “Park University is one of our most valued clients,” said Doug Helmink, senior vice president for Xerox Global Services, Communications and Business Process Outsourcing. “We are thrilled to partner with the University to sponsor the Xerox Global Business Lecture Series.” Hosted in Kansas City, Mo., by Park University since 2008, the lecture has featured some of the world’s leading authorities on business and international affairs: award-winning journalist and Freakonomics co-author Stephen J. Dubner, international affairs expert and CNN host Fareed Zakaria, and Harvard professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ph.D. Park and Xerox began working together in 2002 when Xerox implemented a document management system to improve efficiencies across Park’s campus centers. The document management project initially began as an effort to streamline admissions’ processes and has subsequently been phased into all areas of the University, simplifying document management from academic affairs to donor relations. The improved operations now allow the University to function as one entity despite its various campus locations.
From left: Scott Reasor, Xerox; Park President Dr. Michael Droge; author Stephen J. Dubner; Doug Helmink and Paul Lundy, Xerox.
Doug Helmink (left), senior vice president for Xerox Global Services, Communications and Business Process Outsourcing and Fareed Zakaria, CNN host.
2010: Freakonomics co-author Stephen J. Dubner Stephen J. Dubner, award-winning journalist and co-author of the international bestselling book Freakonomics, and its sequel, Superfreakonomics, shared surprising truths about our global economy as the featured speaker for the third Xerox Global Business Lecture Series on Oct. 7 at Kansas City’s Folly Theater. Freakonomics, published in 2005, became an instant best-seller and cultural phenomenon, with more than 4 million copies sold worldwide. The book was recently transformed into a documentary — "Freakonomics: The Movie" — released in September nationwide by Magnolia Pictures. Superfreakonomics, released in October 2009, is even bolder than the first book. It retains a provocative sensibility as it tackles issues such as terrorism and global warming.
2009: CNN host Fareed Zakaria The lecture series expanded from the Parkville Campus to the Folly Theater to host Fareed Zakaria. Zakaria hosts CNN’s flagship foreign affairs show, is editor-at-large of TIME Magazine, a Washington Post columnist, and a New York Times bestselling author. Esquire Magazine called him “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation." Zakaria spoke on “The Post-American World,” which is the title of his most recent book. This national best-seller is about “the rise of the rest” — the growth in Brazil, China, India and many other countries — and what it means for the future. The event was broadcast live via Park’s website to allow students, faculty and staff at campus centers across the country and online to share in Zakaria’s message.
2008: Harvard professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter Harvard professor and author Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ph.D. lectured on leadership for the inaugural Xerox Global Business Lecture Series in 2008. Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School where she specializes in strategy, innovation and leadership for change. She is author or co-author of 18 books and was the former editor of the Harvard Business Review. Kanter was named one of the 50 most powerful women in the world by The Times of London. Kanter discussed her book, America the Principled: 6 Opportunities for Becoming a Can-Do Nation Once Again, and shared ideas about innovation and education, values-based corporate conduct, positive international relations, and national and community service.
Windows of Opportunity: Honoring the past, envisioning the future Standing strong at 102 years old, Norrington Center is a cherished historic building on the flagship Parkville Campus that is getting a facelift thanks to Park University’s “Windows of Opportunity” campaign.
The campaign began last year with an ambitious goal: $336,500 to replace the windows in Norrington Center with modern, energyefficient windows that respect its architectural lineage.
An ambitious goal requires an ambitious plan and an enthusiastic leader. The “Windows of Opportunity” campaign was fortunate to have the leadership of Timothy Westcott, Ph.D., associate professor of history and chair of the Department of Culture and Society.
Westcott said the restoration effort deserved broad internal and external support. “Preserving our University’s history is extremely important to all Park students, alumni, faculty and friends — no matter their location,” Westcott said. “When a civilization neglects its historical foundation, we all lose. Norrington Center is a symbol of light and learning for Park’s past, present and future generations.”
Making an impression
The Parkville Campus has long been recognized as an architectural gem. Each building speaks volumes about Park University’s past and its vision for the future. Tucked behind Mackay Hall stands Norrington Center. Prior to 1982, the building was known as the Carnegie Library. While no longer a library, Westcott said the historic building still represents the heart of learning. “As one of few higher educational libraries funded by the Carnegie Foundation in the early 1900s, Norrington Center represents Park’s commitment to the value of a liberal arts education,” Westcott said. Today, Norrington Center is a high-profile destination for prospective students and parents as the home for Park’s offices of Admissions and Financial Aid. Unfortunately, the first impression created by Norrington Center was not Park’s best. One hundred years of Midwestern weather took its toll on the wood-clad windows with peeling paint and signs of decay.
Rally to restore
Members of the Park family have stepped forward to safeguard this historical treasure for future generations. “Faculty, staff, students, alumni and trustees have truly rallied their support for this hallmark project,” said Laurie McCormack, vice president for Park’s Office of University Advancement. “The campaign has provided a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to lead the effort to raise support for this ambitious campaign. Their efforts have been tremendously successful.”
To date, the campaign has raised $206,000 toward its goal of $336,500. In August, Park began installing the new windows, but more support is needed to reach the campaign goal to complete the restoration. To make a tax-deductible contribution to the campaign, visit www.park.edu/windows. “Windows of Opportunity” donors will be recognized on a large plaque to be placed in the foyer of Norrington Center and on nameplates mounted on each window.
Windows of Opportunity Campaign Update Goal: $336,500 Progress to Date: $206,000
Special Thanks Park is grateful to the “Windows of Opportunity” Campaign Committee for their vision and dedication: Timothy Westcott, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department of Culture and Society (Campaign Chair) Carolyn Elwess, University Archivist Clint Harris, Manager, Plant Operations and Maintenance David Holt, Director of Marketing Julie McCollum, Director of Alumni Relations Laurie McCormack, Vice President for University Advancement
Windows Campaign Donors Nicholas Abanavas, ‘71, ‘08 Chad Ackerman Jorge Acosta Judith Appollis Aramark Donald Arndtsen, ’50, and Nancy Arndtsen, ‘54 Kenneth Austin, ’04, and Karen Austin, ‘03 Randel Bailey Donna Baker, ‘03, ‘04 David Barclay, ‘53 Charles Barton, ‘63, and Ruth Barton Robert Batchelor, ‘52, and Gail Batchelor, ‘56 Ralph Becker Allen Behle, ‘59 Stephen and Donna Bell Betty Bennett Erik Bergrud, ‘94, and Lisa Bergrud, ‘95 Theodore Betsch, ‘71, and Mary Betsch,’72 Brad Biles Eric Blair, ‘06 Beverly Bohn R. Lynn Bondurant, ‘61, and Kay Bondurant,’62 Deidre Bowman, ‘71 Gerald Braley Ronald and Margaret Brecke Margaret Brisch, ‘63 John and Judy Brown Frank Browning, ‘54, and Claire Browning Waldo Burger, ’42, and Martha Burger Jack Burnell, ‘54, and Barbara Burnell Robert and Beverly Burns Matthias Campbell, ‘59, and Barbara Campbell, ‘59 Gayden Carruth Cerner Corporation David and Laure Christensen Kenneth and Jeanne Christopher Nadine Clapp, ‘09 Lesley Collins Steve and Carol Colson Morris and Tura Cook Robert Corbett Brian and Cheryl Cowley, ‘05 Clarinda Creighton Page Dame and Beverly Dame, ‘67
Brian and Carol Davis Mike and Katheen Dodd Jane Dodson, ‘40 William Donnelly, ‘71 Hugh and Patricia Downing, ‘96 Michael and Molly Droge Robert and Amy Dunn Albert and Betty Dusing Matthew Earle, ‘60 Nancy Eastman Manuchair Ebadi, ‘60, and Pari Ebadi, ‘62 John Edwards, ‘60 Alvin and Mary Eichelberg, ‘70 Kathy Elser-Newman, ‘71 Carolyn Elwess, ‘71 Robert Ensley Dennis Epperson, ‘69, and Bonnie Epperson, ‘70 Donald and Lora Fendlason, ‘58 Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Thomas Fields, ‘71 Audrey Fisher, ‘65 Argentino Font, ‘64, and Sylvia Font, ‘64 Jack Fowler, ‘54, and Barbara Fowler, ‘55 Karen Frankenfeld, ‘59 Maria Fraser, ‘71 Sara Gaggens, ‘59 Paul Gault, ‘65, ‘88, and Sylvia Gault, ‘60 Jim and Carol Getty William Gillespie and Terry Seelye-Gillespie, ‘65 Courtney Goddard Nancy Greinke, ‘01 Tracy Gulledge, ‘72 Theodore Haff, ‘73 Vernon Hampson, ‘59 Clinton Harris Risa Hayes, ‘98 Michael and Dolores Hernandez Roger and Nancy Hershey Robert Hodge, ‘70, and Sherry Hodge David Holt Donna Howell David and Karen Huinker, ‘69 Michael Hurley, ‘70 Jason and Jennifer Ingraham
Andrew Johnson LaKeisha Johnson, ‘08 Paula Jones, ‘53 Pete Kale, ‘71 Kenneth and Kay Boehr Curtis Kirby, ‘71, and Charlotte Kirby Nicolas Koudou Donald and Sharon Krams, ‘71 Evelyn Krueger, ‘59 Allen Larson, ‘59, and Debra Larson Gary Latz, ‘71, and Susan Latz, ‘70 Richard Leavy and Christine Jones-Leavy, ‘72 W. David and Polly Loggy, ‘59 Antoinette Madeira, ‘88 John Mann, ‘66 Carl Manthei, ‘59 Jerold and Susan Marcellus Robert Martin, ‘50, and Royce Martin Harold Masunaga, ‘59
John and Debra McArthur Dennis and Laurie McCormack Virginia McCoy Diana McElroy Richard McGaughey, ‘73, and Susan McGaughey, ‘74 Bruce McKeon, ‘71, and Mary McKeon, ‘72 Jim McMillen, ‘71, and Karen McMillen Marcia Mensing, ‘60 Dale Meyer, ‘60, and Karen Meyer, ‘60 Betty Modine, ‘40 Thomas Mooney, ‘67 Louise Morden Gerald and Margaret Moss Mary Neeley, ‘53 William Nichols, ‘60, and Nancy Nichols, ‘60 John and Jean Noren Charles Norton, ‘67, and Virginia Norton George Null, ‘57, and Cynthia Null, ‘58 Danny and Carla O’Neill Jean Olin, ‘46 Park University Alumni Association Bruce Patterson, ‘68, and Patsy Patterson Thomas and Cheryll Peterman Pioneer Financial Services Inc. Greg and Michele Plumb Audrey Pollard, ‘49 Carol Polson, ‘42 Keith Rageth, ‘59 Leslie Richardson, ‘73, and Elizabeth Richardson, ‘74 Robert Richardson, ‘60, and Nona Richardson, ‘58 Kathleen Robey Lester Ruark, ‘70, and Maria Ruark Ruiz & Associates Tom Rule, ‘59, and Beulah Rule S. L. Sartain Don Scheuler Dirk Schmidt G. Ann Schultis Russell Schuster, ‘43, and Velma Schuster, ‘44 Ray Seidelman, ’00, and Sandra Seidelman William Shirley, ‘50, and Rosemary Shirley Judy Simonitsch Barry Simpson, ‘59 Robert Smith, ‘49, and Joann Smith, ‘50 Louis Sokowoski, ‘73, and Eunita Sokowoski State Street Matching Gift Program Jan Stephens Hugh and Laurie DiPadova-Stocks Bruce Strauss, ‘71, and Valerie Strauss, ‘71 Aaron Sutherlin
Anne Tabb, ‘51 Richard and Diane Taylor, ‘71 John and Sandra Tew Warren Thompson, ‘69, and Verna Thompson David Turner and Gina Mumpower-Turner Patricia Urdang Allen Van Cleve, ‘41, and Lois Van Cleve Kathy VanCleave Orville Vann, ‘71 William Venable Lynette Wageman, ‘59 Gary and Lynette Wages Ivan Waite, ‘60, and Betty Waite William, ‘71, and Karen Walinow Sanford Walker and Roxanne Gonzales-Walker Dorla Watkins, ‘80, ’00 Mary Wegmann, ‘44 Michael and Rita Weighill, ‘90 Jack Wells, ‘59, and Marjorie Wells, ‘60 Timothy Westcott Harold Wheeler, ‘38 Philip Wheeler, ‘62, and Carol Wheeler, ‘62 Robert White, ‘60, and Frances White, ‘57 William and Barbara Whitt, ‘65 Jay Wilson, ‘09 Jerome Wilson, ‘33 J. Bryan Winston, ‘79 Jane Wood David Young, ‘59, and Helen Young, ‘60 Thimios Zaharopoulos Qinghua and Heather Zeng
Making science a priority Park program inspires new science teachers Anna Hagedorn, a fourth grader at Cordill-Mason Elementary School in Blue Springs, Mo., designed a mechanical elephant toy with the help of a volunteer engineer as part of an action-research class project developed by her teacher and Science e-Fellow, Gail Bush.
Gail Bush, a science teacher at Cordill-Mason Elementary School in Blue Springs, Mo., wanted her students to “think like an engineer.” So she asked them to design their own mechanical toys — birds that fly, elephants with tails that wag, cheetahs that leap — whatever they could imagine. But she offered them some extra help: their very own professional engineer. For Bush, the idea to connect her students with volunteer engineers via the Internet was sparked by her experience as a participant in the Science e-Fellows: Induction Program for Beginning Science Teachers, developed by Park University’s School for Education and funded by the Sprint Foundation. Launched in 2009, the new program is designed to meet the unique professional development needs of beginning science teachers.
The award-winning program addresses a critical need. Today, more than 33 percent of science teachers leave the field within their first two years of teaching, leaving science classrooms vulnerable to high turnover and inexperienced teachers. The Science e-Fellows program was created in response to a shortage of highly qualified science teachers by providing the proven benefit of specialized mentoring. During an eight-week online course, science
teachers connect with veteran science educators, or e-Mentors, for weekly lectures and discussions to exchange ideas, resources and inspiration for teaching science. At the core of the program is the action-research project that e-Fellows are required to develop and implement in their classrooms.
Time for science
Bush wants to expand her students’ exposure to science in the classroom, but said it’s not easy. “As an elementary school teacher, one of the biggest challenges in teaching science is that it’s not a top priority,” Bush said. “We’re evaluated on student performance in communication arts and mathematics to meet state and federal targets. It’s hard to fit science into the curriculum.” Taking time for science, however, motivates her students. “I find it easier to meet my objectives for communications and math by using science because of one simple fact: science is fun for kids,” Bush said. “It makes reading and math more relevant by demonstrating interesting and purposeful applications.”
Science in action
The e-Fellows program helps teachers learn how to integrate science into their curriculum. “Most beginning science teachers are unsure of themselves when it comes to interactive projects. Yet science is about doing and
discovering,” said Betty Paulsell, a Science e-Fellows instructor who brings more than 30 years of experience teaching elementary school science to the course. “We help them find innovative ways to engage their students.” Paulsell believes teaching science is especially valuable because it incorporates all subjects. “You can’t do science without knowing what’s been discovered in the past (history) or without tools to quantify results (math) or record and convey information (communication arts),” Paulsell said. “At its core, science is a perfect way to teach children critical thinking and problem solving, which are lifelong skills.”
For Bush, the structure of Park’s online course was the inspiration for her action-research project. “The benefit of virtual mentoring in the Science e-Fellows program inspired me to find a way to replicate a similar benefit for my students,” Bush said. Bush tapped into a resource she discovered during the program. NationalLabDay.org is a website that enabled her to recruit seven mechanical engineers who volunteered to help her students with their mechanical toy assignment.
To bring the engineers and students together for the four-week project, Bush set-up a wiki space on the Internet through PBworks.com, another resource she learned about through Park’s program. PBworks is a free online collaborative space that enables teachers to coordinate class projects. Bush found it “surprisingly quick and easy” to set up. The interactive website allowed her students to post images of their developing projects — including sketches, photos and videos — for their engineer to review and help them think through the challenges of their toy design. The website also made it more efficient for Bush to track her students’ progress while engaging a team of volunteers and parents to log on and help her students succeed. “By connecting virtually with professional engineers, my 18 students benefited from a wealth of knowledge beyond what I could offer them,” Bush said. And succeed they did. The average project score went up 10 percent over last year when Bush said students found the project more frustrating than fun. “My students were motivated by the friendly feedback from professional engineers who took a personal interest in their projects,” Bush said. “Several engineers even used special software to make blueprints of students’ sketched ideas. The kids really got a kick out of that.”
For the past two years, the Sprint Foundation has provided the financial resources necessary to implement this important program. “We are pleased to be able to support Park University’s new Science e-Fellows: Induction Program for Beginning Science Teachers,” said Ralph Reid, vice president of corporate responsibility for Sprint and executive director of the Sprint Foundation, as well as a member of Park's Board of Trustees. “At Sprint, we know that it is vitally important that our young people possess strong science skills, and a program like this will better prepare their educators to pass on these skills.”
Nationally, Park’s new program is garnering attention. In October, the Science e-Fellows program won the 2010 Award for Distinguished Credit presented by the Association for Continuing Higher Education. Earlier this year, it received the Best Credit Program Award from the ACHE Great Plains Region. Participants receive a two-year National Science Teachers Association membership, continuing education and/or two hours of graduate credit, and stipends for the actionresearch project to attend the Science Education State Conference.
Sunderland Foundation steps in to complete new stairway Park University celebrated the latest capital improvement to the Parkville Campus with the Robert and Mary Alice Corbett Stairway dedication ceremony in April. Construction of the stairs was made possible through gifts totaling $150,000 from the Sunderland Foundation and the Corbetts. Robert Corbett, ’38, is a former chair and member of the University’s Board of Trustees. The stairway serves as the connection for Copley Quad residents to the academic level of the University. “We are grateful to the Corbetts for allowing us to team with them on this great project for Park University,” said Kent Sunderland, Sunderland Foundation president and Ash Grove Cement Co. vice chairman of the board. With additional funds needed to finish the project, the Sunderland Foundation stepped
in to make the difference. “This project couldn’t have been completed without the Sunderland Foundation’s support,” said Laurie McCormack, vice president for University Advancement at Park. Guests cheered as Park students christened the new stairway during the dedication ceremony. “In the months and years ahead, Park students are certainly going to get lots of exercise moving up and down these new stairs to get their education,” Sunderland said. Sunderland said the foundation makes grants for projects at universities and youth organizations across 22 states where Ash Grove Cement does business. “It’s nice for me to see the finished work of important projects like this that we’ve been able to help fund right here at home,” Sunderland said. “It’s a beautiful project and we’re proud to be a part of it.”
Standing at the base of the new Corbett Stairway are, front row from left: Karie Schaefer, ‘06, Copley Quad resident director and program coordinator; Mary Alice Corbett and Robert Corbett, ‘38, and their son Bob; back row from left: Kent Sunderland, Sunderland Foundation president and Ash Grove Cement Co. vice chairman of the board; and Dr. Michael H. Droge, Park University president.
International Center for Music: An opus of excellence
Since the International Center for Music was established at Park University in 2003, its students have brought home more than 20 international awards, most of them first-place medals. “We’ve watched the International Center for Music grow from a vision eight years ago to a world-renowned program of the highest caliber,” said Park President Michael H. Droge, Ph.D. “It is attracting the most extraordinarily talented young musicians from around the world to Park.”
Building a dream
The success of its students can be attributed to Stanislav Ioudenitch, the International Center for Music’s executive/artistic director and gold medalist at the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He is widely regarded for his leadership, strong individuality and musical conviction. “The International Center for Music has allowed me to build my dream,” Ioudenitch said. “I’ve been able to form an institution that utilizes all of the influences and values that I have received
through a lifetime of study.” Born in Uzbekistan, Ioudenitch has performed in many of the world’s greatest performing arts centers and festivals around the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, the Conservatorio in Milan, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and the International Performing Arts Center in Moscow.
Highest possible standard
The piano perfectionist will settle for nothing less than making Park’s International Center for Music among the finest in the world. “We want to redefine classical music training by offering exceptionally gifted young musicians an education rich with global influence and the highest standard of music performance,” Ioudenitch said. The International Center for Music was established to foster the exchange of master teacher/performers, renowned young musicians and programs from countries across the globe.
It is comprised of three divisions: Graduate, Undergraduate and Youth Conservatory for Music. Performance in piano and strings are the focus of the Center. “What I care about most is achieving the highest possible standard of musical performance,” Ioudenitch said. “That is where everything should begin and what we should all be striving toward.”
Parks throws a fête Park and Kansas City friends gathered to support the International Center for Music at its fundraising concert: “Fête: Ioudenitch and Friends” on Oct. 29 at the Folly Theater in Kansas City, Mo. The concert offered a one-of-a-kind concert experience with a scintillating mixture of jazz, tango and classical styles. Faculty, students and special guests
performed arrangements from Bizet’s Carmen and Gounod’s Faust for two pianos, eight hands; jazz legend Peter Nero’s adaptation of “Tea for Two”; and some sultry tangos by Ástor Piazzolla, performed on a bandoneón, a Latin American accordion.
The International Center for Music’s most recent success is a 20-year-old piano student from Uzbekistan. In 2009, Behzod Abduraimov became the youngest grand prize winner in the history of the prestigious London International Piano Competition.
Pianist Behzod Abduraimov (left) with Stanislav Ioudenitch.
International Center for Music’s Adopt-A-Student expands Park’s musical family Now in its second year, the International Center for Music’s Adopt-A-Student scholarship program helps fund two years of tuition and expenses for music students at Park University. “The new program invites donors to directly invest in Park’s extraordinarily talented students and build relationships that can last a lifetime,” said Stanislav Ioudenitch, executive/artistic director of the International Center for Music and 2001 Van Cliburn gold medalist. Students agree to perform at least one private musical performance arranged by Park for the donor. They are also encouraged to communicate with their donor periodically throughout the year to share their progress.
Jim and Betty Love & Phil and Patty Love adopt Mansur Kadirov
From left: Phil and Patty Love, Mansur Kadirov, and Betty and Jim Love.
Jim and Betty Love, along with their son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Patty Love, are participating for the second year in the Adopt-A-Student scholarship program to sponsor Mansur Kadirov, a cello student from Uzbekistan.
Adopt-A-Student participants Benny and Edith Lee adopt Yuntian Liu Benny Lee, a member of Park’s Board of Trustees, and his wife, Edith, are excited to participate for their first year in the Adopt-A-Student scholarship program to support Yuntian Liu, a piano student from China. We believe it is very important to support the arts. Art is a rare gift, something special that not everyone can do. We are glad to help these talented young people by giving them the time to study and improve their talent for the rest of us to enjoy the result. The Adopt-A-Student program creates personal connection and friendly interaction between the donor and student. Many of Park’s music students come from countries around the world. This new program is a way to reach out to these talented students. We look forward to the future growth of the International Center for Music and the success of its award-winning students who will bring recognition to our global community at Park. —Benny and Edith Lee
John and Jane McMillan adopt Ingmar Lazar John and Jane McMillan are loyal supporters of the International Center for Music. This is their first year participating in the Adopt-A-Student scholarship program to support Ingmar Lazar (right), a piano student from France. We are proud of our friend Stanislav Ioudenitch who has worked tirelessly to develop the International Center for Music and bring the most talented musicians to Park from around the world. The Adopt-A-Student program helps continue the tradition of excellence. These scholarships allow the most talented students to study without a financial burden. To help aspiring young artists is an honor and a privilege for us. Park can take pride in the knowledge that it is preparing many extraordinarily talented musicians who will ultimately take their places on the international stage. It is a wonderful gift to the world community.
From left: Benny Lee, Yuntian Liu and Edith Lee.
—John and Jane McMillan
The International Center for Music is grateful for the support of this year’s concert sponsors:
2008-09 Inaugural Fundraising Concert Josephine Agnew-Tally and Roy Tally Robert and Beverly Burns Cerner Corporation and Julie Wilson Bill and Judy Chastain Gary and Faye Coley Mike and Kathy Dodd Michael and Molly Droge DST Systems, Inc. and Joan Horan Patty and Charles Garney Donald and Adele Hall Helix / Architecture + Design and Reeves Wiedeman InkCycle and Rick Krska Phil and Patty Love John and Jane McMillan Mira Mdivani and Dennis Ayzin Beverley Byers-Pevitts and Bob Pevitts Pioneer Services - A Division of MidCountry Bank and Tom Holcom Neargin Staats Prelogar, et al and William Prelogar Joe and Judy Roetheli David and Jackie Russell Sonrisa Salon and Day Spa and Karen Kissinger Alexander C. Susan Robert and Louise Tritt Vaccaro’s Piano and Organ and Michael Vaccaro Welch Family Foundation and Laura Welch Fritz and Nancy Zschietzschmann
2009-2010 Fête! Concert Robert and Beverly Burns John and Nancy Dillingham Mike and Kathy Dodd Michael and Molly Droge DST Systems Inc. Charles and Patty Garney Donald and Adele Hall Benny and Edith Lee Jim and Betty Love Phil and Patty Love Mid-America Contractors Inc. John and Jane McMillan Mira Mdivani and Denis Ayzin Fred and Shirley Pryor Danny and Susan Sakata Ken and Roswitha Schaffer Schmitt Music Company Cyprienne Simchowitz and Jerry White Steamatic of Kansas City
From Bucharest to Kansas City Violinist Christian Fatu, '10, has won more than 25 international music competitions and performed in festivals around the world.
thinking about this talented young man living alone in the U.S. without a car and eating every meal in the dorm.”
After completing his bachelor’s degree at the National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania, in 2006, Fatu was invited to apply to the graduate program at Park’s International Center for Music.
The Loves decided to invite Fatu to their family Christmas celebration.
“As a kid growing up in an east European country, I knew well that my parents couldn’t afford to send me to graduate school in Europe, let alone in America,” Fatu said. “If it wasn’t for Park’s scholarships, it wouldn’t be possible for me to attend.”
“When I called, Christian asked if I wouldn’t mind if he brought his violin. I had to laugh at the question because I knew my family would be thrilled,” Jim said.
Jim and Betty Love, together with their son, Phil, and daughter-in-law, Patty, helped formally support Fatu’s education through the new Adopt-A-Student scholarship program initiated last year at Park for students attending the International Center for Music.
Arriving at Park was Fatu’s first time in the U.S. “I was excited to study with the caliber of musicians at the International Center for Music and impressed by the close community at Park.” Beyond the formal scholarship, Jim Love wanted to do more to help Fatu in his career by That’s when Fatu first met Jim and Betty Love. offering to produce Fatu’s first professional CD: From Bucharest to Kansas City.
A second family
Jim and Betty Love live in Parkville, Mo., but they had never been active with Park University until they were invited to a performance by International Center for Music students. “Betty and I are members of the Kansas City Symphony,” Jim Love said, “but we had never experienced anything like the talent at Park.” The Loves were impressed with Fatu’s talent. “We enjoyed our conversation with him after the performance,” Jim said. “We couldn’t stop
“I admire Christian for his extraordinary talent, but I especially admire his drive and discipline,” Jim said. “From a business perspective, I suggested the value of a website and mailing list to promote his CD. In no time, he developed a fantastic website and continues to grow his distribution list.”
The admiration is mutual. “I’ve learned so much from Mr. Love. He has been a success in
business and now as a talented artist. He is an inspiration to me,” Fatu said. Jim Love is a plein air painter with his work featured in galleries and private collections nationwide. Last year, the Loves attended Fatu’s marriage to Victoria Martirosyan, '10, and hosted a party for the new couple in their home. “I always tell everyone that Christian and Victoria are our adopted family,” Betty Love said. Fatu completed his master’s degree at Park in May. He teaches violin and lives in Kansas City with Victoria, a pianist and also a graduate of Park’s International Center for Music. Christian and Victoria joined the Loves for Christmas again this year and were excited to bring a guest — their first child, Vivienne Nicole Fatu.
Stanislav Ioudenitch (left) accepts a check from Frederick “Fritz” Swischer.
Olive Roberts Rader
Legacy gift supports Park’s musical legacy Music has been playing at Park University for generations. With the generous support from Park’s cherished alumni, the music will continue. Park University’s International Center for Music received a $25,000 gift from the estate of Maurine Rader Summerfield, ’31. Summerfield’s father, Claude Rader, was considered the first director of music at Park in 1906, and her mother, Olive Roberts Rader, graduated from Park in 1908 and was an accomplished pianist.
Summerfield’s nephew, Frederick “Fritz” Swischer, was proud to present the gift to Stanislav Ioudenitch, executive/artistic director of the International Center for Music. “I know that my Aunt Maureen’s love for music and devotion to Park influenced her generous gift,” Swischer said. “She would be very impressed by the exceptional talent at the International Center for Music.”
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FIDES ET LABOR CLUB Gifts totaling $50,000 or more Carter Community Memorial Trust The Sunderland Foundation Xerox Foundation 1875 CLUB Gifts totaling $25,000 or more Virginia McCoy Missouri Colleges Fund Servant Christian Community Foundation Maurine Rader Summerfield, ‘31 CLOCK TOWER CLUB Gifts totaling $10,000-$24,999 Aramark Management Services Michael and Molly Droge Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Benny and Edith Lee Philip and Patricia Love John and Jane McMillan Pioneer Financial Services Inc. Sprint Foundation UMB Financial Corporation Dorla Watkins, ‘80, ‘00 Philip Wheeler, ‘62, and Carol Groundwater Wheeler, ‘62 CARILLON CLUB Gifts totaling $5,000-$9,999 Aramark Margaret Gatton Brisch, ‘63 John and Judy Brown Cerner Corporation
Mike and Katheen Dodd Educational Assistance Ltd. Estate of Lore Roth Jack Fowler, ‘54, and Barbara Hays Fowler, ‘55 Mike and Sara Freeman Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Doris Howell, ‘44 Joe Lewis Jefferson Foundation Marjory L. R. Rice Charitable Trust Louise Morden NCS Pearson eCollege Parkville Rotary Club Patriots Bank Raytheon Company WireCo World Group
CANARY AND WINE CLUB Gifts totaling $1,000-$4,999 Aon Foundation Donald Arndtsen, ‘50, and Nancy O’Neal Arndtsen, ‘54 BKD LLP Erik Bergrud, ‘94, and Lisa Hightower Bergrud, ‘95 Eliot Berkley Blue Cross Blue Shield of KC R. Lynn Bondurant, ‘61, and Kay Oates Bondurant, ‘62 Deidre Bowman, ‘71 Robert and Beverly Burns James Cariddi, ‘49, and Mae Cariddi Centerplate Charles Schwab Foundation Robert and Shirley Miller Clark, ‘61 Gary Coley and Faythe Laatsch-Coley Commerce Bank Clarinda Creighton
Davis Sands & Collins PC Diversified Metal Fabricators Robert and Amy Dunn Manuchair Ebadi, ‘60, and Pari Maheronnagsh Ebadi, ‘62 Dennis Epperson, ‘69, and Bonnie Wallace Epperson, ’70 Shirley Fessel First Scout Realty Advisors Kristopher Flint, ‘97, and Mira Flint Karen Peters Frankenfeld, ‘59 Fred Pryor Seminars Paul Gault, ‘65, ’88 and Sylvia Helms Gault, ‘60 Donald and Adele Hall Helix Architecture & Design Roger and Nancy Hershey Hunt Martin Material LLC Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP InkCycle International Relations Council JE Dunn Construction Company Kansas City Royals Baseball Club Shirley Keslar Kissick Construction Co. Robert Ladd, ‘20 Dean Larrick, ‘53, and Charlotte Larrick John Layman, ‘55 Cathy Lennon Dominic Lopez Donald and Barbara MacDonald Robert Martin, ‘50, and Royce Martin John and Debra McArthur Dennis and Laurie McCormack McCownGordon Construction LLC Clyde and Harriet Cavert McDaniel, ‘48 The Mdivani Law Firm Metropolitan Community Colleges Michael and Susan Newburger Foundation
David Monchusie, ‘00 Thomas Mooney, ‘67 Gerald and Margaret Moss Nearing Staats Prelogar Danny and Carla O’Neill Pearson Education People to People International Thomas and Cheryll Peterman Robert Pevitts and Beverley Byers-Pevitts ProPrint Inc. David and Patria Quemada Frank Quemada R.A. Long Foundation R.C. Kemper Charitable Trust Reece & Nichols Joseph and Judy Roetheli Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital Barbara Moser Schaible, ‘56 Joe Schoggen, ‘43, and Charlene Schwenk Schoggen, ‘43 Ronald Schwartz, ‘70, and Michelle Minyard Schwartz, ‘70 Sodexo and Affiliates Sonrisa Salon & Day Spa Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Hugh Stocks and Laurie DiPadova-Stocks Alexander Susan Roy Tally and Josephine Agnew-Tally Warren Thompson, ‘69, and Verna Thompson Robert and Louise Tritt US Bank Vaccaro Piano & Organ Gary and Lynette Wages Michael and Rita Weighill, ‘90 Lantz and Laura Welch C. Wentz David Wisniewski, ‘69, and Brenda Stiff Wisniewski, ‘68 Clara Wolfe Thimios Zaharopoulos Fritz and Nancy Zschietzschmann
PARKITE CLUB Gifts totaling $1-$999 AT&T Foundation Nicholas Abanavas, ‘71, ‘08 James and Sandra Trager Aberer, ‘64 Chad Ackerman Jorge Acosta Donna Waggoner Adams, ‘38
Norma Adams James Alexander, ‘53, and Carolyn Jansen Alexander, ‘53 William Allen, ‘93 Stephen Allison, ‘69 Marlene Medina Alvarez, ‘09 Evelyn Gatton Anderson, ‘65 Marsha Clayton Anderson, ‘90 June Applequist Judith Appollis Alexandr Arakelov and Manana Elia Deanna Medlin Armstrong, ‘70 Robert Armstrong Art & Literature Club GFWC James and Elizabeth Scott Ashlock, ‘53 Maya Atamaniuk, ‘80 Sandra Aust Kenneth Austin, ‘04, and Karen Austin, ‘03 Randel Bailey Mark Baisden, ‘05, and Deborah Baisden Donna Baker, ‘03, ’04 Theresa Baker, ‘75 Suzanne Ballou Louis Barbosa David Barclay, ‘53 Barnes & Noble Bookstore Kay Barnes Leslie Barnes, ‘96 Dennis Barnett Elizabeth Bates Barnett, ‘41 Keith and Alice Barney Martin Barron, ‘92, and Ann Barron James Bartley, ‘79 Charles Barton, ‘63, and Ruth Barton Robert Batchelor, ‘52, and Gail McMahon Batchelor, ‘56 Batter Up Abby Baumgart, ‘09 Betsy McCoy Beasley, ‘64 Ralph Becker Allen Behle, ‘59 Stephen and Donna Bell Hazel Bellamy Robert Bellman, ‘91, and Pamela Bellman Betty Bennett Jerry Berg, ‘77, and Tammy Berg Theodore Betsch, ‘71, and Mary West Betsch, ‘72 Christine Biermann, ‘97 Brad Biles Larry Bishard, ‘67, and Jacqueline Bishard, ‘83 Brett Blackwelder and Alisha Coggins, ‘03 Eric Blair, ‘06
John Blair, ‘65 Brookie Blake, ‘77 Charles Blankenship, ‘59, and Virginia Blankenship Rick Blount, ‘84, and Lesli Hill Blount, ‘83 Frederick Bobrowski, ‘03 Boeing Company Shirley Durbin Bogren, ‘55 Beverly Bohn Iris Bonapart, ‘98 Gary Borchers, ‘84, and Carol Borchers Bruce Bowers Stephanie Stromdahl Brackett, ‘67 James Brainard, ‘81, and Judith Brainard Gerald Braley William and Teri Brazill Annette Brazzill Ronald and Margaret Brecke Donald and Sandy Breckon Breen Development Company David and Denise Brewer Kathryn Brewer, ‘02 Robert Brillhart, ‘90, and Lezlie Brillhart Joseph Brown, ‘87 Peter Brown Ross Brown, ‘41, and Ann Etter Brown, ‘49 Terry Brown, ‘70, and Patricia Brown William Browning, ‘53, and Mary Browning Robert Brumback, ‘67, and Anne Brumback Elsa Bruton Dennis Bubla, ‘01, and Eulalia Bubla, ‘98 Barbara Burford, ‘84 Waldo Burger, ‘42, and Martha Burger William and Harriet Bittner Burgess, ‘46 Jack Burnell, ‘54, and Barbara Burnell Bertha McAuley Burns, ‘40 Keith Burton Walter Buske, ‘79 Anita Butler Michael and Gail Buzzotta Rhonda Byrd Clyde Callwood, ‘01 Anna Campbell, ‘90 Arthur Campbell, ‘43, and Georgiana Campbell Francis Campbell, ‘78 Timothy Campbell, ‘88 Gordon Cannell, ‘79, and Lee Cannell Robert Cantine, ‘62, and Beverly Somerville Cantine, ‘62 Margaret Petter Cardwell, ‘58 Eric Cariaga, ‘02 Douglas Carter, ‘80, and Colleen Carter
Park University’s Honor Roll PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999 Jerry Carter, ‘79 Nicholas Casale, ‘71 Karen Cashen, ‘04 Moses Castillo, ‘09, and Armandina Flores Castillo Angela Williams Catchings, ‘03 William Charest, ‘84, and Florence Charest, ‘84 Bill and Judith Chastain Rene and Consuelo Chaurand Andrew Cheeseman, ‘77 Nathan Chelpaty, ‘06, and Tiffanni Chelpaty, ‘02 Charlene Chesnut David and Laure Majorek Christensen Kenneth and Jeanne Christopher Ronald Cichocki, ‘93, and Kathleen Cichocki John Cigas Nadine Clapp, ‘09 Thomas Clyne, ‘92 Gary Coggins Vito and Cathy Colapietro, ‘06 Lesley Collins Steve and Carol Colson Mark and Mimi Comfort Rene Concepcion, ‘78 James Congdon, ‘49, and Opal Ringen Congdon, ‘49 Kyle Conkling, ‘07 Donald Cook, ‘49, and Caroline Cook Morris and Tura Cook James Cooke, ‘56, and Mary Hay Cooke, ‘55 Arnold Cooper, ‘85, and Deborah Cooper Copaken Family Foundation Robert, 38, and Mary Alice Corbett John and Suzan Corcione Earle Core, ‘54 Keith Couch, ’51, and Martha Fraser Couch, ‘51 Brian Cowley, 05, and Cheryl Cowley, ‘05 Brad Cox Rebecca Goble Cox Kathleen Cradick-Moe, ‘73 James Crockett, ‘45, and Martha Crockett Eugene Crooks, ‘64, and Erin Crooks Anteco Cross, ‘95 Bernice Crummett, ‘83 Jean Curl, ‘50
David Curtis Ronald Curtis Wilbur Curtis, ‘96, and Margie Curtis John Czarnota, ‘67 Kenneth Daly, ‘74 Page and Beverly Dame, ‘67 Robert Dandridge, ‘04, and Brenda Dandridge, ‘07 Eugene and Melvenia Daniels, ‘81 Ann Soper Davidson, ‘52 Augustin Davila, ‘83, and Kyong Davila Brian and Carol Davis Nathaniel Davis Woody and Louise Davis Betty Deck LaRonald Dews, ‘88 Thomas and Dorothy Gamber Dietrich, ‘53 John and Nancy Dillingham Mary Heagstedt Dittmar, ‘46 Samuel Dizer, ‘84 Robert Dodds and Deana Bland-Dodds, ‘89 Jane Turner Dodson, ‘40 Andrew Dolan, ‘05 William Donnelly, ‘71 Cecil and Linda Doubenmier James Dowell, ‘96, and Joyce Dowell Hugh and Patricia Downing, ‘96 Joanne Smith Drake, ‘53 Roberta Newsom Dunlap, ‘55 Albert and Betty Dusing Helen Martin Dwyer, ‘50 Roosevelt Easley, ‘94 Nancy Eastman Charles Ebert, ‘78 Arlon and Ladonna Frazier Ebright, ‘80 Robert Edward, ‘85 Levester and Winifred Edwards, ‘03 Alvin and Mary Webster Eichelberg, ‘70 Bobbye Elliott Carolyn McHenry Elwess, ‘71 Clayton Embry, ‘81 Robert Ensley eShipping Logistics Jose Espanol, ‘86 Connie Espinoza-Springfield, ‘95 Judith Estes Clarence Evans, ‘74 Denise Evans
William Ewing, ‘64 Darold Farless, ‘73 Richard Farr, ‘88 Donald and Lora Kehr Fendlason, ‘58 Barbara Fields Laura Winzen Filla Audrey Fisher, ‘65 Michael and Marilu Fitzmorris, ‘05, ‘09 James, ‘71, and Cindy Flaherty, ‘73 Carmen Flores, ‘00 Argentino Font, ‘64, and Sylvia Defriend Font, ‘64 Mark Foster David Foulk, ‘61, and Anita Ferrer Foulk, ‘63 Robert Fowler, ‘82 Paul Frair, ‘45, and Audrey Berlin Frair, ‘45 Beryl Fuller, ‘53 Helen Layton Gabbert, ‘56 Olga Ganzen, ‘99 Lionel Garrett, ‘86 Paul Garrett, ‘67 Karan Garrison James and Linda Gary, ‘93 Robert and Beverly Smith Gauper, ‘96 Angela Gavalas-Fields, ‘00 Glen Gean, ‘97, and Brigette Gean William Gemmill, ‘77 and Carole Gemmill Suzanne Geniuk Jim and Carol McGrew Getty William Gillespie and Terry Seelye-Gillespie, ‘65 Robert and Deborah Givens Lynn Glass Ira and Joan Glazer Richard Glover, ‘87, and M. Glover Courtney Goddard Margaret Gondring Ruben Gonzalez, ‘05, and Adalia Gonzalez John Goodenberger, ‘45, and Margaret Goodenberger Scott Graves, ‘99 Marl Green, ‘98 Virginia Green, ‘51 John Greenlee John Griffin, ‘03 Mary-Eleanore Griffin, ‘98 Robert Grinnell, ‘63, and Gail Grinnell Allan Gross, ‘68 Stephen Grund, ‘80 Tracy Gulledge, ‘72
Senior Officers President: Michael H. Droge, Ph.D. David Hackathorn, ‘67, and April Wilber Hackathorn, ‘69 Theodore Haff, ‘73 Mildred Hall Debra Hallgren, ‘00 Denise Hamilton, ‘01 Vernon Hampson, ‘59 Freddie and Joyce Hamrick Leonard Hancock, ‘86 Captola Taylor Harris, ‘70 Charlie Harris, ‘83, and Wilma Harris Clinton Harris James Harritt, ‘50, and Ruth Wallace Harritt, ‘50 Stella Hartington Alan and Leona Hoelscher Hartman, ‘51 Bobbie Harvey, ‘03 Jennifer Johannes Hascall, ‘07, ‘09 Linda Haven Haven, ‘03 Jonathan Hawley, ‘61, and Peggy Jandacek Hawley, ‘61 Angelo Hayes, ‘09 Richard Hayes Risa Hayes, ‘98 Christine Hayward, ‘66 Neil and Connie Hemmingsen Harold Henderson, ‘64 Michael and Dolores Hernandez Joseph Herness, ‘82, and Anna Herness Hertz 911 Main LLC Gregory and Marilyn Schultz Hey, ‘64 Arthur and Norma Hicks Brenda Shepard Hicks Robert Hilgemann, ‘04 William and Alix Broughton Hill, ‘64 Conrad Hilsheimer, ‘01 Charles Hinson, ‘04, and Janus Hinson Elizabeth Hite, ‘05 Robert Hodge, ‘70, and Sherry Hodge James and Danita Fuller Hodges Brian Hoffman, ‘86, and Nadienne Hoffman, ‘03 George Holden, ‘07, and Carey Holden Jerry and Glenda Holder Ronald Holley David Holt Edward and Camille Honesty Henry Hooker, ‘72 Kelvin Horgain, ‘03
Robert Horneker, ‘61, and Mary Gatton Horneker, ‘61 Ruth Miressi Hotle Kenneth Hougland, ‘49 Donna Howell Wen Hsin Robert Hudson, ‘74 Thomas Hunzeker, ‘71 Laine Hurdle Michael Hurley, ‘70 Kevin Hutchinson, ‘02, and Karen Holly-Hutchinson Chris Ianni, ‘04, ‘07 Industrial-Surplus.Com Jason and Jennifer Ingraham Intel Charitable Match Trust Connie Jack, ‘90 Barbara Jacks, ‘81 Margaret Jackson Wayne Jackson, ‘64, and Marilyn Jackson Anton Jacobs Bonnie Parker Janos, ‘54 Jason’s Deli Charles Jeffery, ‘71 Lowell Jeffries, ‘84 Patricia Jenkins, ‘04 Ricky Jenkins, ‘01 James Jensen Robert and Emilie Jester Allen Johnson Andrew Johnson Carl Johnson, ‘87 Gail Williams Johnson, ‘88 Joseph Johnson, ‘99 Raye Johnson Y’vondia Johnson, ‘93 Debbie Johnston Donna Jones Fred Jones, ‘87 Freeman Jones, ‘05 Mark Jones, ‘86 Paula Jones, ‘53 Lowell Jordahl, ‘97 Geraldine Joseph, ‘94 Joyce and Donald Rumsfeld Foundation Kenneth Justus, ‘89, and Rosalee Justus KC Association of the US Army KCPT TV Channel 19
Pete Kale, ‘71 Dimitri Karakitsos Mitchell Karon, ‘08 Daniel and Rosemary Karp Joanna Kelley, ‘98 Kenneth M. Boehr Key Foundation Lucinda Wickberg Kichukoff, ‘62 Barbara Kidd, ‘08 Diana Kilbarger, ‘85 Heather Hughes Kindle, ‘07 Candace King David King, ‘97 Roland King, ‘90, and Bertha King Carl and Anneke Kirk, ‘08 Timothy Kirkland, ‘03 Richard Klann Franklyn Klein, ‘38 Robert and Susan Hanson Klemmer, ‘64 Knowledge of Money Evelyn Everett Knowles Edward Kochenthal, ‘68, and Blanche Sapede Kochenthal, ‘69 Stephen Kotvis, ‘78 Nicolas Koudou Donald and Sharon Chacalos Krams, ‘71 Wanda Kringle, ‘99 Evelyn Krueger, ‘59 Eleanor Woulfe Krumbiegel, ‘68 Robert Kulze, ‘00 Ronnie LaNear, ‘00, and Juanita LaNear, ‘99 Robert Lane, ‘03, and Charlene Lane Kuno Laren, ‘48, and Mary Laren Allen, ‘59, and Debra Larson Gary Latz, ‘71, and Susan Smith Latz, ‘70 Mark Laviolette, ‘83 Eddie Lawson, ‘77 Howard Layman, ‘54 Roger Layman, ‘57 Leon Layton, ‘80 Richard Leavy and Christine Jones-Leavy, ‘72 Christal Lee Pearl Lefevers, ‘94 Donald Lennard John Lewis, ‘09 Carla Lichty, ‘72 Ted Lindeman, ‘50, and Ruth Bicknell Lindeman, ‘50
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Thimios Zaharopoulos, Ph.D. Vice President and General Counsel: Roger Hershey, J.D., L.L.M. Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services: Clarinda H. Creighton Vice President for University Advancement: Laurie D. McCormack Vice President for Finance and Administration: Dorla Watkins Vice President for Communication: Rita M. Weighill Special Assistant for Administration: Paul H. Gault
Academic Deans School of Graduate and Professional Studies: Laurie DiPadova-Stocks, Ph.D. School of Business: Brad A. Kleindl, Ph.D. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Jane Wood, Ph.D., interim dean School for Education: Michelle (Shellie) Myers, Ed.D. Park Distance Learning: Roxanne Gonzales, Ed.D.
Faculty Fulbright Scholars
Since 2001, Park faculty has collectively received seven prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Awards for innovative research and academic merit that have enabled professors to serve the global community as J. William Fulbright Scholars.
Board of Trustees 2010-11
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Deanna K. Armstrong, ‘70 President/CEO Communication Design Consultants
PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999
Donald P. Arndtsen, ’50 Manager Arndtsen Cooperative Enterprises, LLC Pamela R. Berneking President and Chief Executive Officer 1st Financial Bank John C. Brown President and CEO ELCA Properties Inc. Robert C. Burns, D.D.S. Dentist/Owner Burns Dental Care Gayden F. Carruth, Ph.D. Executive Director Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City Peter J. deSilva Chairman & CEO UMB Bank, n.a. Katheen J. Dodd Founder & CEO The Corridor Group Bonnie J. Epperson, ‘70 Sr. Principal Engineer Raytheon Vision Systems Raytheon Company Thomas H. Holcom President Military Banking Division MidCountry Bank Benny Lee Chairman Lee Research Institute
Tara Linder, ‘06 James Little, ‘02 Merrick Little, ‘01 H. Lloyd Cosette Loach, ‘88 Richard Locke, ‘73 W. and Polly Butler Loggy, ‘59 Leila Avernian Lombardini,’64 Gabriel Lopez, ‘93 Richard and Donna Loraine, ‘75 Roy Lorenz, ‘79 Lorsch Estate Denise Lowe Larry Loza, ‘05, and Nanese Loza, ‘05 Helen Phelps Lucas, ‘59 James Lucente, ‘94 Sidny Lurten, ‘91, and Audrey Lurten John Mack, ‘91 Antoinette Madeira, ‘88 Edward and Jody Manchion, ‘99 Eric Mandernach, ‘05, and B. Mandernach Jerold and Susan Marcellus Bruce Markman, ‘02 Ed Marolf, ‘78 and O’Ella Marolf Gilbert Marquez, ‘08 Oscar Marshall, ‘86 Alfred Martin Carlton Martin, ‘03 Gregory Mason, ‘96 Harold Masunaga, ‘59 Michael Mattson, ‘94 Joanne Mayes, ‘61 James McCarthy, ‘87 Gary and Julie McCollum Charlie McCoy, ‘89 Stanley McDermott Regina Thomas McDonald, ‘08 Diana McElroy Karl McFarland, ‘07 Linda McFarland, ‘81 Richard McGaughey, ‘73, and Susan Kensett McGaughey ‘74 Robert McGowan, ‘56, and Mary McGowan Neal McGregor, ‘89, ‘92, and Maria McGregor Joel McKean, ‘55, and Carol McKean
Bruce McKeon, ‘71, and Mary Hobbs McKeon, ‘72 Reginald McKinney, ‘02 James McLean, ‘51, and Lee McLean Nanette McManus Clyde McMasters, ‘44, and Carol Shedd McMasters, ‘45 Jim McMillen, ‘71, and Karen McMillen Myron and Edythe McNown David Meatyard, ‘93 Charles Megerman, ‘68, and Esther Sukiennik Megerman, ‘69 Marcia Fowler Mensing, ‘60 Hubert Merchant, ‘41, and Peggy Merchant Gary Messinger, ‘70, and Susan Messinger Rebecca Mickelson, ‘07 Microsoft Matching Gifts Program William and Geraldine Peterson Mier, ‘52 Richard Mihalko, ‘89 John Miksovic, ‘49, and Ruth Simms Miksovic, ‘46 Fred Miller, ‘77 George Miller, ‘78, and Corinne Miller Jay Miller, ‘50, and Dixie Miller Kirk Miller, ‘08 Margaret Miller, ‘06 Mary Miller Robert Miller, ‘56, and Marcia Miller H. Miser Marcia Miser Betty Tuxhorn Modine, ‘40 Elmer Monahan, ‘42 Marilyn Valenti Montague, ‘82 Carnell Moore, ‘90 Ruth Moore, ‘97 Alton Morey, ‘74, and Joan Morey Jeffrey Morgan, ‘94, and Donna Morgan, ‘87 Jamie Morris Linda Morrow, ‘68 Michael Mueller Polly Murphy, ‘57 Ernest Murray, ‘00 Robert Myers, ‘61 Stephen Nagel Florence Ito Naylor, ‘65 Eldeva Neill, ‘76 Ronald Nelson, ‘52, and Marilyn Nelson John and Joyce Nevins Michael Newmyer, ‘74 George Newton, ‘97 Beverly Jessen Nickels, ‘41
Ralph Niemann, ‘47, and Lois Niemann Mitsuo and Toki Kumai Nitta Rhona Noel, ‘91 Mark Nokes, ‘88 John and Jean Noren Charles Norton, ‘67, and Virginia Norton George Null, ‘57, and Cynthia James Null, ‘58 John Officer, ‘90 Jean Olin, ‘46 John Ollie, ‘07 Deborah Osborne Robert Oswald, ‘61, and Jacqueline Uebner Oswald, ‘60 Jennifer Owen Laura Ozenberger Bobbie Palmer, ‘87 Alex Palomar, ‘02 Park Hill School District Traci Parker, ‘00 Bruce Patterson, ‘68, and Patsy Patterson Helen Black Pavich, ‘44 Karen Payne, ‘04, ‘08 Alonzo Peeke, ‘71 James Peeke, ‘65, and Sandra Peeke Joel Peknik and Hilary Wheat Carl Penaranda, ‘75, and Beverly Penaranda James Penry, ‘86 Elizabeth Perez Jose Perez William Perry, ‘67, and Linda Lawton Perry, ‘67 William Pfeiffer and Mary McPhee James Phillips, ‘78 Mary Appel Phillips, ‘39 John Pietri, ‘06 William and Virginia Pilchard Donald Pinkerton, ‘52, and Joan Pinkerton Frederick Pirk, ‘64, and Yolanda Pirk Rosemary Fry Plakas, ‘63 John Plank Plaza Medical Center Greg and Michele Plumb Audrey Oberhelman Pollard, ‘49 Carol Allison Polson, ‘42 John and Deanna Potts Helena Pajecki Poznar, ‘49 Richard and Catherine Draper Prickett, ‘52 Nora Priest Ivy Prior, ‘04, ‘08
Board of Trustees 2010-11 (continued) Barbara Walker Psarakis, ‘62 Hanh Quach, ‘79 Quality Custom Contracting Quality Inter-Connect Sys. Inc. Keith Rageth, ‘59 Alonzo Randolph, ‘79 Satyanarayan Ravada, ‘01 Brian Rawls, ‘88 Roxie Reavis, ‘83 Bradley and Regina Mitchell Reed Michele Reeves, ‘03 Vernon Reeves, ‘55, and Bobbie Reeves Registrar Office Philip Reilly, ‘00, ‘07 Franklin Reinow, ‘67, and Pamela Armbrecht John Reus, ‘77 Eddie Rice, ‘85 Leslie Richardson, ‘73, and Elizabeth Sante Richardson Mae Ridges, ‘01 George Riester, ‘46 H. Riley, ‘54 Saundra Ripper, ‘98 Niki Rittenhouse, ‘03 John and Joyce Roberts, ‘06 Kathleen Robey Claudette Rocha, ‘05 Mike and Michelle Rodriguez, ‘01, ‘05 Wanda Rodriguez Rosalind Roger, ‘09 James Rogers, ‘01, and Francisca Rogers Stanley and Annelle Hauetter Rogers, ‘60 William Rogers, ‘77 Gary Ross, ‘67, and Trudy Henderson Ross, ‘66 Peter Rothberg, ‘66, and Sheryl Rothberg Lester Ruark, ‘70, and Maria Ruark William Ruckman Robert Rumph, ‘90, and Paige Rumph Blair Russell, ‘73, and Karen Russell David and Jacklyn Russell Benny Rutten, ‘97, and Inge Van Heester Adam Sachs Carol Sanders Peter Santiago, ‘88 S. Sartain John and Leona Schaefer James Scheib Don Scheuler
Salvatore Schifano, ‘94 Gary Schiller, ‘76 Dirk Schmidt Mary Dean Schooler, ‘38 Jerry Schrader, ‘57 Marthann Schulte G. Schultis Russell Schuster, ‘43, and Velma Helms Schuster, ‘44 Penelope Scialla, ‘69 Albert Scott, ‘86 William Scott Delphine Sefcik Joseph Sefcik, ‘43 Ray Seidelman, ‘00, and Sandra Seidelman Uri and Marlene Seiden Brian Sergent, ‘98 Raymond and Marjorie Severin Charles Shannon, ‘80, and Clarita Shannon Margaret Shaw, ‘03 M. Shedd, ‘63, and Regina Font Shedd, ‘65 Roland and Aretha Shelton Tammy Gray Shelton, ‘91 Efrem Shimlis, ‘97 William Shirley, ‘50, and Rosemary Shirley Gordon and Betty Flabb Shull, ‘47 John and Janice Pieczynski Sieminski, ‘08 Bret Silvis Lowelle Simms, ‘53, and Lois Simms Jake and Donna Simonitsch Judy Simonitsch Barry Simpson, ‘59 Canoneros Sims, ‘09 Mark Singer, ‘69 John Sisario, ‘87, and Margot Sisario James and Pamela Smelcer Donna Smiley, ‘01 Charlie Smith and Mariann McCormally Cynthia Smith, ‘05 Harold Smith, ‘44, and Carolyn Douglas Smith, ‘47 John Smith, ‘89, and Helen Smith Kenneth Smith, ‘94, ‘08, and Susan Smith Leslie Smith, ‘85 Robert Smith, ‘49, and Joann Hoell Smith, ‘50 Stuart and Pauline Smith Frank Smocks, ‘80 Leviolet Snow, ‘74 Louis Sokowoski, ‘73, and Eunita Sokowoski
Lettie Solomon Ruth Wasser Solomon, ‘49 Spanish Lake Animal Hospital Robert Spencer, ‘97, and Rhonda Spencer Robert Spitze, ‘74, and Wilhelmine Spitze Jason Spreitzer, ‘98, and Candice Hernandez, ‘99 Sprint Larry and Barbara Stafford Walton and Susan Stallings Lee and Jarene Stanford Wilburn and Margaret LeShure Stark, ‘51 State Street Matching Gift Program Amber Foley Steele, ‘10 Carl Steffen, ‘00, and Debbie Steffen Ronald Stehman, ‘84 G. Stephens, ‘49 Jan Stephens William Stewart, ‘66, and Linda Stewart Jo and Frances Stockwell Richard Stone, ‘79 Bruce Strauss, ‘71, and Valerie Strauss, ‘71 Tonya Strowbridge, ‘04 Robert and Rebekkah Stuteville Aaron Sutherlin Mark Sutton, ‘76 Frederick Swain, ‘69, and Somjit Swain Mark Swift, ‘82, and Christine Stelmach Davis-Swift, ‘77 Charles Swim, ‘64, and Sherry Swim Synergy Services Michael Szathmary Anne Pawley Tabb, ‘51 Ralph Tanner, ‘02, and Susanne Tanner Donald Tatum Edward Taylor, ‘04 Judah Taylor, ‘81 Richard and Diane Hammond Taylor, ‘71 Barbara Purkhiser Tegtmeyer, ‘51 John and Sandra Tew Frederick Thompson, ‘85 Heather McCune Thompson Thoroughbred Ford Nancy Bruce Tiburski, ‘51 Dennis and Marcia Tighe Tim Chelpaty Inc. Ronald Tipa, ‘86 Timothy Tisdale, ‘97 Grace Torrance, ‘58
Robert E. Martin, (Brig. Gen., Ret.), '50 President R. E. Martin Investments Susan McGaughey, '74 Certified Medication Aid Lakeview Village Daniel J. O’Neill Owner/President The Roasterie, Inc. Ralph D. Reid Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility Sprint Eugene A. Ruiz President Ruiz & Associates P.C. Danny K. Sakata Analyst Northrop Grumman Judith M. Simonitsch, J.D. CPA, Retired Deloitte and Touche LLP Richard E. Thode CPA, retired PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Erik Wade City Administrator City of Lenexa, Kansas N. Gary Wages President/CEO Saint Luke's Northland Hospital Philip D. Wheeler, ’62 Retired Food Industry Executive/ Consultant Julie M. Wilson Senior V.P./Chief People Officer Cerner Corporation
Park University’s Honor Roll PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999
Honorary Trustees 2010-11 Howard C. Breen Robert P. Corbett, ’38 Charles A. Garney CEO Briarcliff Development Company Virginia B. McCoy Ann Mesle, J.D. Circuit Court Judge 16th Judicial Circuit of Missouri L. Louise Morden Vice President Niagara's Wax Museum Complex Gerald R. Moss, J. D.
Catherine Richardson Turner, ‘34 David Turner and Gina Mumpower-Turner John Turner, ‘94 Lou Turner, ‘89 Paul and Barbara Tutt, ‘97 UMB Bank Donna Urban Patricia Urdang Allen Van Cleve, ‘41, and Lois Van Cleve Kathy Morrow VanCleave Roger and Phoebe Wolfe Vance, ‘53 Orville Vann, ‘71 Mildred Velez William Venable Linda Vestal, ‘94 Harold Via, ‘70, and Claire Via Maureen Viall, ‘83 Frank Vigus, ‘03 Anto Vincetic, ‘93 Gregory and Judy Vrieze Toni Waggoner, ‘05 Ivan Waite, ‘60, and Betty Waite Fred Wake, ‘87
William Walinow, ‘71, and Karen Walinow Gregory Walker, ‘96 Linda Walker Regina Walker Sanford Walker and Roxanne Gonzales-Walker C. Wallace, ‘45, and Nancy Wallace Kenneth Wallace Robert Wareham, ‘91 Michael Waterford Charles Watkins, ‘79 Ann Webb, ‘81, ‘99 Elizabeth Weese, ‘05 Mary Wharton Wegmann, ‘44 Marvin Wehrman, ‘56, and Julia Wehrman Jack Wells, ‘59, and Marjorie Crabtree Wells, ‘60 Eileen West, ‘78 Elaine West Timothy Westcott Harold Wheeler, ‘38 Tonya Wheeler Harold and Carole O’Brien White, ‘69 William and Barbara McDowell Whitt, ‘65 Gary Wigner, ‘00 George Wilkins Linda Wilkinson Marilyn Clemons Williams, ‘91
Richard Williams, ‘01, and Mary Williams Bianca Wilson, ‘07 Charles and Margaret McElwain Wilson, ‘65 John and Twyla Wilson Amy Wolf William Woo, ‘52, and Joan Woo Jane Wood Timothy and Tammy Wood Robert Woodruff, ‘97, and Kellie Woodruff Charles Wright, ‘54, and Mildred Wright, ‘56 Harold Wylie, ‘53, and Mavis Wylie Kaiera Yancey, ‘08 David Yates, ‘92 Patricia Porter Yingst, ‘61 Steven and Barbara Youngblood, ‘09 Nancy Greenwald Younkin, ‘48 Ara Zakaryan, ‘55 Qinghua and Heather Zeng Harold and D. Ritchert Zimmerman, ‘54
Howard Bailey McAfee Heritage Society The Howard Bailey McAfee Heritage Society members are consummate leaders who have demonstrated their love of Park University by committing to a deferred gift through a will, trust, charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity, deferred gift annuity, life insurance policy, remainder interests in real estate or pooled income fund gifts. Park appreciates its alumni and friends of the University whose growing numbers establish gifts through their estate plans. Hazel Morrow Adams, ’27 Deanna Medlin Armstrong, ’70 Noble Ayers Jr. Clifford Backstrom, ’32 Evelyn Dahlstrom Backstrom, ’33 Phyllis Bayer Richard C. Bayer, ’54 Roger E. Bell, ’78 John A. Bennett, ‘50 Eliot S. Berkley James F. Bigalow, ’39 Dorothy E. Blackman Ralph E. Blackman, ’31 John E. Blalack, ’82 Robert B. Booth, ’68 Rutheloise Borchardt Donald J. Breckon Sandy Breckon Ethel Metheny Morrison Bricker, ’44 Frances Neill Broadhurst, ’42 Virginia Bruch, ’97 William B. Bruch H. Hildreth Buterbaugh, ’65 Anita B. Butler Beverley Byers-Pevitts Vincent Campanella Beverly Somerville Cantine, ’62 Robert R. Cantine James G. Cariddi, ’49 Mae Cariddi James Cobb, ’56
Phyllis Dawson Cobb, ’58 Mark Comfort Mimi Comfort Mary Alice Corbett Robert P. Corbett, ’38 Anna Cory John Cory, ’42 William Cozort, ’57 James E. Crockett, ’45 Marti Crockett George Croskey, ’40 Tamas DeSalanky, ’69 Ruthann Crinkelmeyer Donahue, ’64 Michael H. Droge Molly Droge Betty James Eason, ’33 Kenneth Eason, ’32 Laurie Eberst Richard Eberst, ’69 Charles Edwards, ’42 Bonnie Wallace Epperson, ’70 Dennis Epperson, ’69 Herman Fischer Marion Tollaksen Fischer, ’33 Arthur B. Freeman, ’28 Audrey Hart Freeman Sylvia Helms Gault, ’60 Paul Gault, '65, ’88 Steven 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, ’03 Edwin E. Hancock, ’34 Margaret T. Wright Hancock, ’34 Oradelle Malan Havey, ’32 Gwendolyn Blue Hawks Loucile Mayhew Heckman, ’33 John Heckman Carl F. Hedquist, ’37 Dean Henricksen Kathryn Henricksen Alice Hornecker, ’30 Robert Hoskins, ’74 Kenneth Hougland, ’49 Eva Tyree Hougland, ’50 Doris A. Howell, ’44 Ruth Rinehart Hunter, ’44 Thom Hugh Hunter, ’42 Joan F. Ioannidis Mary Lou Jaramillo, ’92, ’96 Richard Warren Johnson, ’69 Theresa Johnson Katharine Cox Jones Louise Mann Juergens, ’27 Pete Kale Fred Kenower, ’25
Office of University Advancement Staff Laurie D. McCormack Vice President for University Advancement (816) 584-6210 email@example.com Margaret (Peggy) Allee Alumni Relations Administrative Assistant (816) 584-6207 firstname.lastname@example.org Erik Bergrud, ’94 Senior Director, Community and Government Relations (816) 584-6412 email@example.com Consuelo Chaurand Advancement Data Integrity Specialist (816) 584-6826 firstname.lastname@example.org Alisha Coggins, ’03 Special Events Coordinator (816) 584-6420 email@example.com Linda Doubenmier Prospect Researcher (816) 589-0673 firstname.lastname@example.org Winifred Edwards, ’03 Administrative Assistant (816) 584-6200 email@example.com Danita Hodges Administrative Assistant for the Vice President (816) 584-6209 firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard Bailey McAfee Heritage Society James Kensett Lenore Brownlee Kensett, ’48 Joyce Kensler, ’88 Arthur Hugh Kensler Arthur Kluge, ’65 Lorene Metheny Knight, ’39 William R. Knight, ’39 Anne Wickman Lane, ’91 Cathy R. Lennon 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 Donald Martin, ’45 Margaret Nichols Martin, ’47 Robert E. Martin, ’50 Royce Martin Dorothy May Hugh Bailey McAfee, ’41 Kenneth B. McAfee Jr. Mary Ann Sackville McAfee, ’42 Helen H. McClusky Howard Y. McClusky, ’21 Virginia B. McCoy David McDowell, ’60 Diane McDowell Maria E. McGregor Neal McGregor, ’89, ’92 Robert C. Miller, ’56 Marcia S. Miller H. Milton Mohler Ferne Mohler Margaret Monahan Rita Monahan Thomas Mooney, ’67 John M. Moore, ’25 Margaret Whiteside Moore, ’27 Louise Morden Cameron H. Morrison
Robert C. Myers, ’61 Michael Newburger, ’70 Jessie Craig Obert, ’31 Linda Lawton Perry, ’67 Lora Margaret Turner Perry, ’40 Thomas Amherst Perry, ’34 William L. Perry, ’67 Harry Peters, ’35 Rosena Ruth Eldridge Peters, ’36 Robert Pevitts Barbara Ann Potts, ’54 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 Penelope Tipton Salazar, ’63 Lucille Crawford Sauby, ’43 Weston T. Sauby Barbara Moser Schaible, ’56 Harold A. Scheib, ’39 Winifred Harris Scheib, ’37 Charlene Schwenk Schoggen, ’43 Joe Schoggen, ’43 Maxine Spoor Schoggen, ’46 Phil Schoggen, ’46 Robert Seamans, ’56 Joseph Sefcik, ’43 Barbara Small Betty Snapp Terry Snapp Talma B. Stanley, ’29 Starfire, ’65
Hila Richards Stratton, ’35 James David Stratton Jeraldeen McComb Sullenberger, ’45 Willard Sullenberger, ’45 Mary E. Swallen, ’25 Eleanor McDaniel Taylor, ’54 Stanton A. Taylor Sara Anna Johnson Temple, ’43 Bernice Jean Collins Thompson, ’58 Tammy M. Thompson Timothy J. Thompson, ’93 Francis Throw Betty Broadbent Turner, ’31 Berniece Miller Vaughan, ’34 Constance Vulliamy, ’33 Gary Wages Lynette Wages D. Irvine Walker, ’32 Marie Hubbard Walker, ’34 Clara Mariner Wallace, ‘26 Alice Winter Waln, ‘23 Charles J. Walters Dorothy Walters, ‘47 Dorla D. Watkins, ’80, ‘00 Dorothy Harper Watson, ’52 Ann E. Webb, ’81, ‘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 Jerome Wilson, ’33 Mary Alice Webb Wilson, ’32 June Withers Herbert S. Wolfe, ’18 Mary Wilard Wolfe
Office of Advancement Staff (continued) Jennifer Ingraham Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations (816) 584-6329 email@example.com Barbara Kidd, ’08 Proposal Writer (816) 584-6259 firstname.lastname@example.org
Park First Dean’s Honor Roll Park University faculty and staff are an integral part of the University’s fundraising efforts. Many sources for grants and funding look to internal giving rates to determine whether or not to donate money to an organization. These gifts are put to use immediately and have a long-term funding impact on the University through scholarships and other programs. These individuals truly exemplify the University’s motto, Fides et Labor. Chad Ackerman Jorge Acosta Josephine Agnew-Tally Judith Appollis Kenneth Austin, '04 Randel Bailey Donna Baker, '04 Kay Barnes Ralph Becker Stephen Bell Betty Bennett Erik Bergrud, '94 Brad Biles Eric Blair, '06 Kay Boehr Beverly Bohn Carol Borchers Bruce Bowers Gerald Braley Ronald Brecke Kathryn Brewer, '02 Consuelo Chaurand Laure Christensen
Kenneth Christopher John Cigas Nadine Clapp, '09 Alisha Coggins, '03 Cathy Colapietro, '06 Lesley Collins Carol Colson Suzan Corcione Cheryl Cowley, '05 Rebecca Cox Clarinda Creighton Ronald Curtis David Curtis Brian Davis Betty Deck Laurie DiPadova-Stocks Linda Doubenmier Hugh Downing Michael Droge Betty Dusing Nancy Eastman Ladonna Ebright, '80 Winifred Edwards, '03
Carolyn Elwess, '71 Robert Ensley Judith Estes Shirley Fessel Barbara Fields Laura Filla Michael Fitzmorris Olga Ganzen, '99 Paul Gault, '65, '88 Beverly Gauper, '96 Carol Getty Courtney Goddard Roxanne Gonzales-Walker Scott Graves, '99 Clinton Harris Michael Hernandez Roger Hershey Brenda Hicks Danita Hodges Brian Hoffman, '86 Glenda Holder David Holt Ruth Hotle
Julie McCollum Director of Alumni Relations (816) 584-6206 email@example.com JoMarie Mortelli Advancement Systems Coordinator (816) 584-6815 firstname.lastname@example.org Bret Silvis Annual Fund and Alumni Giving Coordinator (816) 584-6406 email@example.com Hilary Wheat Development Director (816) 584-6825 firstname.lastname@example.org Jay Wilson, ’09 Development Director (816) 584-6844 email@example.com
Park First Dean’s Honor Roll Donna Howell Wen Hsin Laine Hurdle Jennifer Ingraham Connie Jack, '90 Anton Jacobs Andrew Johnson Debbie Johnston Dimitri Karakitsos Barbara Kidd, '08 Heather Kindle, '05 Richard Klann Evelyn Knowles Nicolas Koudou Donald Lennard H. Camille Lloyd Denise Lowe Helen Lucas Jody Manchion, '99 B. Jean Mandernach Susan Marcellus Debra McArthur Julie McCollum Laurie McCormack Diana McElroy Neal McGregor, '89, '92
David Monchusie, '00 Donna Morgan, '87 Jamie Morris Joyce Nevins John Noren Deborah Osborne LeeAnn Parsons, '10 Karen Payne, '08 Thomas Peterman Greg Plumb Ivy Prior, '04, '08 Regina Reed Niki Rittenhouse, '03 Michelle Rodriguez, '01, '05 Carol Sanders S. L. Sartain Don Scheuler Dirk Schmidt Marthann Schulte G. Ann Schultis Roland Shelton Efrem Shimlis, '97 Janice Sieminski, '08 Bret Silvis Harold Smith Charlie Smith
Walton Stallings Jan Stephens Rebekkah Stuteville Aaron Sutherlin Michael Szathmary John Tew David Turner Patricia Urdang Kathy VanCleave William Venable Linda Vestal Regina Walker Dorla Watkins, '80, '00 Rita Weighill, '90 Eileen West, '78 Timothy Westcott Hilary Wheat Tonya Wheeler Linda Wilkinson Amy Wolf Jane Wood David Yates, '92 Steven Youngblood Thimios Zaharopoulos Heather Zeng
Park fund continues legacy of inspiring educator Park University mourns the loss of a devoted educator, Charlotte Ann Wentz, Ph.D., former associate professor of education, who passed away November 5, 2010. Prior to her retirement in 2006, Wentz became the first recipient of the Outstanding Distinguished Educator Award at Park University. Widely known for being an inspiration to students, Wentz co-founded the Student Teaching Fellowship at Park to help education students with financial burdens while completing their student-teaching experience. “Throughout her career as a teacher educator, Dr. Wentz encouraged her students to reach their greatest potential,” said Michelle (Shellie) Myers, Ed.D., dean of the Park School for Education. “This scholarship will continue her generosity of service and dedication to students entering the field.” In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Student Teaching Fellowship at Park. Call (816) 584-6200 to make a contribution.
Park University Campus Center Locations
Park University has 40 Campus Centers in 21 states. The flagship campus is in Parkville, Mo. Little Rock Air Force Base — Little Rock, Ark. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — Tucson, Ariz. Luke Air Force Base — Glendale, Ariz. Barstow Marine Corps Logistics Base — Barstow, Calif. Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base — Oceanside, Calif. Fort Irwin — Fort Irwin, Calif. Vandenberg Air Force Base — Lompoc, Calif. Moody Air Force Base — Valdosta, Ga. Mountain Home Air Force Base — Mountain Home, Idaho Scott Air Force Base — Belleville, Ill. Hanscom Air Force Base — Bedford, Mass. Independence Campus — Independence, Mo. Downtown Kansas City Campus — Kansas City, Mo. Fort Leonard Wood — Waynesville, Mo. Wentworth Military Academy and College — Lexington, Mo. Whiteman Air Force Base — Knob Noster, Mo. Malmstrom Air Force Base — Great Falls, Mont. Holloman Air Force Base — Alamogordo, N.M. Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station — Cherry Point, N.C. Grand Forks Air Force Base — Grand Forks, N.D.
Minot Air Force Base — Minot, N.D. Defense Supply Center Columbus — Columbus, Ohio Wright-Patterson Air Force Base — Dayton, Ohio Tinker Air Force Base — Midwest City, Okla. Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station — Beaufort, S.C. Charleston Air Force Base — North Charleston, S.C. Austin Campus — Austin, Texas Naval Support Activity Mid-South — Millington, Tenn. Fort Bliss — El Paso, Texas Goodfellow Air Force Base — San Angelo, Texas Lackland Air Force Base — San Antonio, Texas Laughlin Air Force Base — Del Rio, Texas Randolph Air Force Base — Universal City, Texas Hill Air Force Base — Ogden, Utah Fort Myer — Arlington, Va. Henderson Hall Headquarters Battalion — Arlington, Va. Quantico Marine Corps Combat Development Command — Quantico, Va. Fairchild Air Force Base — Spokane, Wash. Francis E. Warren Air Force Base — Cheyenne, Wyo.
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