2011-2012 Report to Investors
The mission of Park University is to provide access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective, and engage in lifelong learning and service to others. Park’s Promise: Serving those who serve their community and country with personalized, globally-relevant education for life.
Core values that guide our actions • Accountability • Civility and Respect • Excellence • Global Citizenship • Inclusivity • Integrity
Dear Friends Since I joined Park University more than five years ago, I continue to be inspired by the people and organizations that reach out in myriad ways to connect with Park’s mission to serve those who serve our community and country. From education, business and health care to the sciences, arts, public affairs and more, Park University continues to blossom and extend its branches of academic excellence to students face-to-face across the country and around the globe online, while remaining deeply rooted in its founding commitment to keep education accessible and affordable. This would not be possible without the generosity of Park’s donors who help provide the necessary resources so our facilities and programs are available. At Park, we understand that your gift is not simply a transaction. Rather, we recognize that your thoughtful decision to share financial resources with Park — as well as invaluable time serving on boards and advisory councils — is rooted in a greater purpose to cultivate a positive transformation in the lives of Park students, and ultimately, the future for us all. That’s why the staff in Park’s Office of University Advancement takes great care to be good stewards of your generosity. We enjoy building relationships with Park’s diverse constituents, meeting with you personally to listen and understand what you care most about, and exploring how together we can create innovative opportunities to support the University in ways that are most meaningful to you. In the following pages, we share just a few stories that exemplify how Park is privileged to benefit from your diverse interests and generosity. They are stories of transformation and opportunities created by inspiration and charity. On behalf of Park University President Dr. Michael Droge, the University Advancement staff, and all of Park’s faculty, staff and students, I extend our gratitude for our Board of Trustees members, alumni, faculty, staff, community leaders and other friends who work tirelessly to ensure Park’s strength, stability and sustainable growth. Together we can fulfill Park’s Promise of service. Sincerely,
Laurie D. McCormack Vice President for University Advancement
Premier sponsors enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., at the annual Founders Day celebration on May 10, 2012.
Founders Day 2012 Exceeds Goal Event surpasses $200,000 goal and provides 200-plus percent more support to Park programs
Founders Day Chair Tom Holcom (left), a member of Park’s Board of Trustees, with wife Denise, son Scott and Molly Weiterman, Scott’s fiancé.
Park University changed things up a bit for its annual Founders Day fundraising event in 2012: a different venue, a shorter program, special sponsor opportunities — and a big audacious goal. The result? Record success.
inspired by his plan to set the bar even higher.” When announcing the total raised at the event, Holcom declared a new goal and challenge: by 2017 the Founders Day event would annually raise $500,000.
The University raised $202,333 at the Founders Day celebration on May 10 in the Victory Suite of Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. Founders Day Chair Tom Holcom, a member of Park’s Board of Trustees and chair of its Advancement Committee, along with the Office of University Advancement, led the effort to this approximately 220 percent increase in net revenue and 170 percent increase in gross revenue.
The 2012 Founders Day raised funds to support Park’s Presidential Honors Scholarship, the Department of Military and Veteran Student Services (home of the Park Warrior Center), the Department of Athletics and unrestricted funds. Students representing these programs were featured in the event video and were on hand to mingle with guests. Attendees were also treated to hors d’oeuvres from the home countries of the student-athletes.
Founders Day has typically netted around $45,000 each of the past several years. This year, Holcom set what seemed like a bold goal to support Park programs and services. “We are grateful to Tom Holcom for his tremendous vision and leadership,” said Laurie McCormack, vice president for university advancement, “and we’re
Thanks to Board of Trustees member Julie Wilson, senior vice president/chief people officer at Cerner Corp., as well as Cerner’s Neal Patterson, chief executive officer, president and chair of the board, and Cliff Illig, vice chair of the Cerner board, the University was fortunate to use Sporting Park’s exclusive Victory Suite to host the event.
Park University President Dr. Michael Droge (right) congratulates Park’s men’s volleyball coach Mike Talamantes (left) for being named the 2012 NAIA Men’s National Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and for leading Park’s men’s volleyball team to win the 2012 NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Invitational Tournament. Joining Droge and Talamantes is assistant volleyball coach Vinicius Baigan. Baigan was a player on last year’s championship team.
Presidential Honors Scholarship recipient Miki Katuwal (center), who graduated last May with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and physical geography, was recognized. She was accompanied by her parents Mohan and Kamala Katuwal, who traveled from Nepal to see her graduate and attend Founders Day.
Park University extends sincere appreciation to our generous Founders Day sponsors: Summa Cum Laude Sponsors
Cerner Pioneer Services UMB Magna Cum Laude Sponsors
Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Burns Michael and Katheen Dodd Tom and Denise Holcom Benny and Edith Lee Sprint Cum Laude Sponsors
Aon Dell Drs. Michael and Molly Droge Ecco Select Virginia B. McCoy Pearson eCollege U.S. Bank N.A. Baccalaureate Sponsors
Aspen Wealth Management BKD LLP Gayden Carruth Davis, Sands and Collins P.C. Courtney Goddard Hakes Real Estate and Martin Properties Roger and Nancy Hershey JE Dunn Construction Co. Jerry and JoAnn Jorgensen Dennis and Laurie McCormack Ann Mesle Metropolitan Community College Brent Miles Louise Morden Michael and Susan Newburger Foundation North Kansas City Electric Park University Enterprises Inc. Patriots Bank People To People International Port Authority of Kansas City, Mo. ProPrint Reece Nichols Ricoh Richard and Sandy Thode
Truman Medical Centers Start Collective Gary and Lynnette Wages David and Julie Warm Phil and Carol Wheeler Xerox Document Technology Services and Outsourcing
2013 Founders Day The 2013 Founders Day event will be held on Tuesday, May 7, at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, contact Nathan Marticke, associate vice president of constituent development, at email@example.com or (816) 584-6200.
From left: Tricia Geris and Angie Stanland from Cerner Corp.; Jane Wood, Park University’s dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Courtney Goddard, Park’s associate vice president and general counsel; and Julie Wilson, member of the Park University Board of Trustees and senior vice president/chief people officer at Cerner Corp. Sporting Park is a soccer-specific stadium in Kansas City, Kan., and is the home of Sporting Kansas City.
From left: Founders Day Chair Tom Holcom, a member of Park’s Board of Trustees, stands with Zachary Clark and Brandon Dugan, Park University students and Department of Military and Veteran Student Services representatives.
From left: Park University Board of Trustees member and chairman emeritus at The Corridor Group Katheen Dodd, with daughter Katy and husband Mike.
Vincent Knowlton from Pioneer Services, a division of MidCountry Bank, and his wife Amy.
Standing: Matt Robinson, from UMB, with his wife, Susan; Rob Elbert, UMB, seated.
Stanislav Ioudenitch (right), associate professor of music/piano in Park University’s International Center for Music, with the new Steinway B grand piano and ICM students Artem Kuznetsov, senior applied music/piano major, and Erin Hales (seated), 2011 applied music/piano graduate and current graduate certificate student in piano performance.
New Steinway Sets the Standard Challenge grant brings new Steinway grand piano to Park’s International Center for Music and establishes University’s commitment to become an All-Steinway School
“The Steinway piano — with its beauty and power — is the perfect medium for expressing the performer’s art, drama and poetry.”— Van Cliburn Park University’s International Center for Music is saddened by the loss of Van Cliburn, one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, who died Feb. 27, 2013, at the age of 78. Van Cliburn was an American pianist who achieved worldwide recognition in 1958 when he won first place at the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Park University is proud of Stanislav Ioudenitch, associate professor of music/piano, and the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medalist who helped form the International Center for Music.
Steinway. The name is synonymous with excellence. With incomparable craftsmanship and sound, Steinway pianos are the gold standard preferred by nearly all concert pianists and composers around the world — including the renowned students and faculty at Park University’s International Center for Music. In October, a beautiful new Steinway B grand piano found a new home at Park, thanks to a challenge grant of $25,000 from the Richard J. Stern Foundation that underwrote part of the cost of the ebony satin finish piano. Donors rose to the challenge, including Park University President Michael Droge, Ph.D., and Molly Droge, M.D., Steven Karbank, Philip and Patricia Love, Roswitha Schaffer and the Lawrence D. Starr Family Foundation. “As we grow one of the world’s best performance music programs, it’s only fitting that piano students in the International Center for Music practice and perform on Steinways,” said Stanislav Ioudenitch, associate professor of music/piano in the ICM and 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medalist. “We give a standing ovation to our generous donors for their investment in our program.”
Selecting a Steinway To extend their appreciation, Michael Droge and Ioudenitch invited ICM donors and friends to join them at the legendary Steinway and Sons flagship store in New York last fall to select the new piano. The group enjoyed a tour of the Steinway factory where they witnessed the complex and meticulous craftsmanship involved
in creating a Steinway grand piano. Ioudenitch and Park senior applied music/ piano student (and grand prize winner of the 2009 London International Piano Competition) Behzod Abduraimov treated everyone to a delightful performance as they played seven beautiful new Steinway grand pianos to select just the right one for Park.
Park’s International Center for Music The ICM was established to foster the exchange of master teacher/ performers, renowned young musicians and programs from countries across the globe. The apprenticeship style of education for emerging musicians is at the philosophical core of the Center’s mission and the quality of that training is crucial to great artistry. The focus of the Center is on piano and strings performance. Stanislav Ioudenitch (right), associate professor of music/piano in Park’s International Center for Music, works with ICM student Artem Kuznetsov, senior applied music/piano major.
“Steinways make a dramatic difference in creating a bouquet of lush, rich sounds that project beautifully in concert halls,” Ioudenitch said. Park’s new Steinway Model B is a magnificent 6-foot, 11-inch grand piano that is often referred to as “the perfect piano” for its quality and versatility in both teaching studios and performance venues. For more than 150 years, Steinway pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty and investment value. Handcrafting each Steinway requires up to one year to create an instrument of rare quality and global renown. Most importantly for Park, Steinways are sturdy. Park’s ICM students are known for giving pianos quite a workout. “Steinways are the most durable for intensive performance preparation,” Ioudenitch said. “Many of our older pianos can’t tolerate the many hours our students practice. Our technician is replacing strings every day.” All-Steinway School Currently, the ICM program owns more than a dozen pianos, many in need of upgrades or replacement, and relies on pianos generously loaned by local music stores. While Park is grateful for in-kind support, the growing
program requires an inventory of master craftsmen pianos to build on its recruitment of top student talent. Replacing pianos in practice rooms and office studios with new Steinways is a top priority outlined in the ICM’s strategic plan. Ultimately, Park has pledged to become an All-Steinway School. To earn this prestigious distinction from Steinway and Sons, 90 percent or more of the pianos owned by Park must be from Steinway and Sons with a Steinway-approved maintenance program in place to ensure all pianos are kept in performance-quality condition. All-Steinway Schools demonstrate a commitment to excellence by providing students and faculty with the best equipment possible for the study of music in the world’s top schools of music. Currently, only 125 schools across the country have earned this title. “Park’s commitment to become an All-Steinway School is exciting as it furthers our vision to become a world-renowned music program offering the highest caliber of performance training,” Ioudenitch said. Investing in Park’s ICM is an investment in students who have performed at some of the
most prestigious venues around the globe. Since the ICM was established in 2003, its students have won more than 25 international awards, including Abduraimov’s victory at the LIPC, becoming the youngest grand prize winner in the history of the prestigious event. Abduraimov has also performed with the Kansas City Symphony, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and, most recently, at the International Piano Series in Milan, Italy. “As international ambassadors for Park University and the Kansas City metropolitan area as a cultural and higher education beacon for emerging talent, ICM students must showcase their artistry with instruments that exemplify excellence,” Ioudenitch said. And that, in a word, is Steinway.
New Piano Park’s International Center for Music recently received a donated Steinway grand piano with assistance from N. Gary Wages, chair of Park University’s Board of Trustees. Wages helped broker the donation of the Steinway piano originally given by Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan., to the Carnegie Arts Center in Leavenworth that closed last summer.
Goppert Foundation Steps In When state education budgets are cut, the reality hits home for college students who rely on these funds. Many, who have no other source of support, face tough choices: take out a loan, get another job or consider dropping out. Park University is grateful to the Goppert Foundation for stepping in to bridge a recent funding shortfall in the state of Missouri to help Park students stay on course to achieve their educational goals. The Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program is the largest need-based grant program for undergraduate Missouri residents. Concerned by the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decline in support awarded to students attending private universities in 2010, the Goppert Foundation made a $50,000 gift to assist Park students impacted by the budget cuts. The gift was divided between the Spring 2011 and Fall 2011 terms, providing $1,000 per semester for 25 students whose original award amounts from the grant program were decreased and who received no other financial assistance. The Goppert Foundation renewed its commitment for the 2012-13 school year.
Louise Morden, left, is presented with a copy of her portrait by N. Gary Wages, chair of Park University’s Board of Trustees.
Two gifts join to provide facelift to the Louise Morden Board Room As Park University expands its programs and global reach, it requires a more efficient gathering space where University leaders can effectively connect, communicate and plan for the future. That’s why the Louise Morden Board Room in the Mabee Learning Center/Academic Underground on the Parkville Campus received a much-needed facelift, thanks to a generous $100,000 gift from its namesake, honorary Park University Board of Trustees member Louise Morden, and the gift of dozens of paintings by regional artists Gale and Dorothy Stockwell donated by the Stockwell family. In May 2012, the Board of Trustees and Park’s leadership celebrated the rededication of the Louise Morden Board Room with a ribbon-
cutting and tour of the expanded board room — including renovations to the reception area and adjoining kitchen, dining room and restrooms. Time for a redo “The Louise Morden Board Room was built almost 20 years ago and it has served us well,” said Park University President Michael Droge, Ph.D., during the rededication ceremony. “But at a recent board meeting we realized that as our number of trustees had expanded, it was getting crowded, with executive staff nearly sitting outside the door.” With 20 years of wear and tear, a growing Board of Trustees, and the need for updated presentation technologies, Droge said “it was time for a redo.”
It was during a trip in the fall of 2011 to Niagara Falls, N.Y., where Morden lives, that Droge mentioned his concerns about the board room to Morden. “In true Louise fashion, her response was, ‘Well, I think I should take care of my board room,’” Droge said. And take care of it she did. The construction, which began in November 2011 and completed in March 2012, expanded the board room’s seating capacity from 28 to 52, according to Clint Harris, manager of plant operations, maintenance and environmental services at Park, who oversaw the project. Bigger and better As more people can now gather comfortably in the Louise Morden Board Room, they will also experience improved technologies that enable them to better hear, see and interact during meetings and presentations.
A new state-of-the-art sound system features tabletop microphones adjacent to each seat to support more efficient discussion with noise-cancelling features to help meeting attendees hear above side talk. Previously, only one screen was available for presentations. Now, four screens and an advanced projection system enable improved sight lines. Interactive technologies provide the infrastructure for video and teleconferencing and other remote communication capabilities. With the many upgrades, the University maintained its focus on the environment with the installation of a new, high-efficiency heating and cooling system for the board room and surrounding facilities. And nothing completes a remodel like beautiful artwork. Adorning the new board room walls are donated paintings from the Stockwell family created by well-known regional artist Gale W. Stockwell, known in the Kansas City area for his many paintings of buildings on Park University’s Parkville Campus, and his wife Dorothy. The artwork was part of a collection donated to Park in 2009 and 2010 by the couple’s son, Jo David Stockwell, daughter Shirley Stockwell Keslar and grandson Jay Stockwell. The Louise Morden Board Room now showcases 39 Stockwell paintings installed by Donna
Bachmann, professor and program coordinator of art, and director of the Campanella Gallery, with assistance from Ann Schultis, director of library services, and Carolyn Elwess, ’71, archivist. Park is grateful to The Great Frame Up in Parkville, Mo., for its generous donation of professional framing services and installation support, including Eric Woodward, owner; Jason Fewin, ’99, manager; and Randi Goddard, designer/framer. Marvelous gift Park is grateful to Morden for making a necessary renovation possible and for her continued commitment to the University, a relationship that began in the 1970s. “From my first experiences meeting faculty and students, I got swept up in Park’s school spirit,” Morden said. In her early career, Morden taught junior high school while working summers with her husband to manage their motel and three souve-
nir stores in Niagara Falls. After visiting Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, Morden’s husband, Paul, decided to build the Niagara Falls Wax Museum, which she manages today. While serving on the Board of Trustees, Morden was fascinated with the development of the Parkville Commercial Underground in the 1990s and enthusiastically shared stories of its progress with her husband. For her birthday, Paul surprised her with a special gift, underwriting the cost to build the original board room and naming it after Louise. “It was a marvelous birthday gift and continues to reflect my love for Park,” Morden said.
Serendipitous Support Friendship sparks idea to formalize fund for Park’s international students Michael Hobbs drove onto the Park University Parkville Campus every day to enter the Parkville Commercial Underground where his company relocated in 1996. He never paid much attention to the University until he met an impressive student from Tucumán, Argentina. Dermidio “Derby” Juez-Perez, ’10, wanted to attend Park University ever since he arrived in the United States from South America in 2004 to spend his senior year at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Mo., as part of the Parkville Rotary Club’s International Student Exchange program.
It was during Parkville Rotary meetings and events that Hobbs and Juez-Perez became acquainted — and where a new partnership to benefit Park’s international students began. Positive impression Juez-Perez had a reputation for being especially positive, smart and supportive — qualities that drew Hobbs’ attention. “Everybody I met who had any contact with Derby — from Rotary members to his fellow students and neighbors — always said he was the most helpful person they’d ever met. You couldn’t make any progress walking down the street with Derby
because everyone was always thanking him for something,” Hobbs said. It was Juez-Perez who drew Hobbs’ interest in all that was going on at Park University. “I had no real idea about all the top-notch programs at Park, especially the school’s unique focus on international learning,” said Hobbs, president of WattMaster Controls Inc., one of the PCU’s first tenants. Hobbs and Juez-Perez shared many interests, including a love of travel. When he’s not walking the 45,000 square feet of WattMaster Controls
where heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are designed for buildings across the country, Hobbs enjoys traveling the world with his wife, Lucile. “I love learning about other people and cultures, and enjoyed talking with Derby about his home in Argentina,” Hobbs said. Can’t take it with you As their friendship evolved, Hobbs learned more about the many challenges international students experience because they aren’t allowed to work in the U.S. “I mentioned to Mike that even with my scholarship, I was still struggling to make it work with rent, utilities, books, transportation and other living expenses,” Juez-Perez said. Impressed by all he was learning about Park and about Juez-Perez, Hobbs decided to cover his expenses to ease the financial burden and allow Juez-Perez to stay focused on school. It was an informal agreement. “Nobody knew he was helping me. He wasn’t getting any recognition,” Juez-Perez said. But the money wasn’t the point for Hobbs. “I wouldn’t have made that offer if I wasn’t sure it was going to have a positive impact on Derby and the many people he would encounter throughout his life,” Hobbs said. “I believe it’s true what they say. You can’t take it with you so you might as well do something worthwhile with it.” Friend and mentor Juez-Perez said the financial support made a tremendous difference for him, yet it was their friendship that he most valued. He invited Hobbs and Lucile, to join him in Argentina in 2008 where they stayed with Juez-Perez’s family. “Mike and Lucile instantly clicked with my family. He met my seven siblings and 17 nieces and nephews. Even though he doesn’t speak Spanish, he managed to communicate well with everyone,” Juez-Perez said. “And for
my wedding in the U.S. last year, Mike and Lucile had priority seating next to my mother and father.” Like many Park University connections, there was yet another interest that bonded the two: business. While earning his Bachelor of Science degree in international business and economics, Juez-Perez benefited from Hobbs’ business acumen as the first Park University intern at WattMaster Controls where he gained diverse experience working in accounting, operations and human resources. Today, Juez-Perez is a full-time marketing associate at WattMaster Controls where, among many projects, he manages the company’s growing intern program for Park University international students. “I’ve learned so much from Mike about business,” Juez-Perez said. “Mostly, I’ve learned by example — his golden rule: you treat people well and do what you say you’re going to do.” More alike than different Hobbs said it’s been fun watching Juez-Perez continue to succeed. “Now that he’s up and flying on his own, I wanted to find a way to help other international students who want to attend Park,” Hobbs said. With an idea to create a special scholarship fund for international
students, Hobbs approached Park’s Office of University Advancement. This year, the Hobbs’ made a multiyear commitment to create a scholarship for international students who demonstrate financial need, and without assistance, would not otherwise be able to attend Park University. Five scholarships are awarded each academic year and are renewable if students remain in good academic standing. Recipients of the scholarship must also serve as a Park University International Diplomat in the Office of International Student Admissions and Services. The new scholarship reflects Hobbs’ belief in the value that international learning at Park offers. “Park creates an opportunity for greater understanding. Even the students that don’t stay in the United States learn so much from each other and carry a positive message back home,” Hobbs said. “As I’ve traveled the world, I’ve learned that the more we learn about other people and cultures, the more we realize how alike we are than different.”
Legacy of Giving Private scholarships honor Park alumni, leaders, family and friends Privately funded scholarships provide education opportunities to qualified students, regardless of their financial situation. At Park University, private scholarships are created in honor of or in memory of special people in the lives of alumni, staff, faculty and students. “It’s heartwarming to see the growth of this rich tradition of giving at Park,” said Michael Droge, Ph.D., Park University president. “We’re grateful for the generosity of individuals and groups whose gifts will carry their legacy forward to provide access to education for students who might not otherwise have it.” On the next two pages are a few examples of scholarships created to make a Park University education possible.
Dr. Donald J. Breckon Endowed Scholarship
Created by friends of Donald J. Breckon Ph.D., Park University president from 19872001, upon his retirement to support international students enrolled in one of Park’s graduate programs. Recipients must be willing to return to their country of origin after completing their studies to provide leadership in improving the quality of life in their homeland.
Paul H. Gault/UMB Endowed Leadership Scholarship
Honors Paul H. Gault, ’65, ’88, and his more than 50 years of service to Park University and his longterm relationship with UMB. Gault, a former vice president of business and finance at Park, currently serves the University as special assistant for administration and assistant secretary/assistant treasurer to the Board of Trustees. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a graduate degree, with preference to applicants enrolled in the Master of Public Affairs program.
Student Teaching Fellowship
Established by the late C. Ann Wentz, Ph.D., associate professor of education, and her husband, R. David Wentz, to help support education students while they are student teaching to help alleviate financial burdens to allow aspiring educators get the most out of the student teaching experience.
Daley Walker Family Endowed Scholarship
Spearheaded by Daley and Dixie Walker’s son, Steve Walker, ’76, and family friend, Greg Abanavas, ’75, the scholarship was established during the 2011-12 year to honor the legacy of the former professor of mathematics, Daley Walker, who taught for more than 50 years at Park. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student(s) with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average who has a declared major in mathematics, natural/ physical science or education, and are interested in a career teaching mathematics or natural or physical science at any level.
Legacy of Giving (continued)
Ed Nelson Memorial Scholarship
Created in 2012 by family, friends and former Park athletes to honor the memory of Ed Nelson, Park’s first varsity basketball coach and athletic director. Nelson also coached golf, tennis and soccer, and served as dean of admissions. The annual scholarship is awarded to members of the men’s basketball team who meet the scholarship criteria.
Winona E. Flaherty Memorial Scholarship
Started by Jay Flaherty, ’71, and daughterin-law, Cindy, ’73, in memory of their mother’s dedicated service as a registered nurse and director of Park’s Waverly Health Center from 1962 to 1972. When fully funded, the scholarship will be awarded each academic year to a student(s) who share Flaherty’s love of caring for others and is enrolled in Park’s Ellen Finley Earhart Nursing Program.
Dr. William Pivonka Endowed Science Scholarship Ruthann Donahue, Ph.D., ’64, a former student of Pivonka, led the effort to establish this scholarship. Donahue had great respect for Pivonka who co-signed a student loan for her during her junior year. Pivonka taught at Park for 36 years and also served the University as an academic dean. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior majoring in science who demonstrates financial need and academic excellence.
Contribute or Create
To contribute to these funds or create a Park scholarship to honor the legacy of someone, contact Park University’s Office of University Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 584-6200.
2011-12 Board of Trustees N. Gary Wages* Chair of the Board Independence, Mo. Ann Mesle, J.D.* Vice Chair of the Board Kansas City, Mo. Katheen J. Dodd* Secretary of the Board Kansas City, Mo. Richard E. Thode* Treasurer of the Board Raytown, Mo. R. Lynn Bondurant, ’61, Ph.D. Avon, Ohio
Scott D. McRuer Parkville, Mo. Joseph Melookaran Overland Park, Kan. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John E. Miller Kansas City, Mo. Master Sgt. (Ret.) Raymond Mott, ’11 Green Valley, Ariz. Rosemary Fry Plakas, ’63 Alexandria, Va. Jeanette E. Prenger, ’09 Parkville, Mo.
Gayden F. Carruth, Ph.D.* Parkville, Mo.
Eugene A. Ruiz* Past Chair of the Board Blue Springs, Mo.
Michael M. Collins, ’04 Kansas City, Mo.
Danny K. Sakata Parkville, Mo.
Peter J. deSilva Kansas City, Mo.
Judith M. Simonitsch, J.D.* Independence, Mo.
Dennis H. Epperson, ’69, Ph.D., J.D. Santa Barbara, Calif.
J. Eric Wade, ’82, M.P.A. ’85 Lenexa, Kan.
Kristopher S. Flint, ’97 Kansas City, Mo.
David A. Warm Kansas City, Mo.
Mark S. Foster, J.D. Kansas City, Mo.
Philip D. Wheeler, ’62* Tucson, Ariz.
Charif Hamidi, ’11 Paris, France
Julie M. Wilson Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Thomas H. Holcom* Kansas City, Mo.
Paul H. Gault, ’65, M.P.A. ’88 Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer Kansas City, Mo.
Wilford (Pete) Kale, ’71 Williamsburg, Va. Susan K. McGaughey, ’74 Olathe, Kan.
Roger W. Hershey, J.D., L.L.M. Vice President and General Counsel Assistant Secretary/Past Chair of the Board Independence, Mo.
Ami E. Wisdom Assistant Secretary Parkville, Mo.
Honorary Trustees Howard C. Breen Kansas City, Mo. John C. Brown Past Chair of the Board Kearney, Mo. Robert P. Corbett, ’38 Lee’s Summit, Mo. Charles A. Garney Kansas City, Mo. Virginia B. McCoy Past Chair of the Board Parkville, Mo. L. Louise Morden Lewiston, N.Y. Gerald R. Moss Decanso, Calif. *Denotes Executive Committee Member
Senior Officers Michael H. Droge, Ph.D. President Jerry D. Jorgensen, Ph.D. Provost and Senior Vice President Roger W. Hershey, J.D., L.L.M. Vice President and General Counsel
Erik O. Bergrud, M.P.A. ‘94 Associate Vice President of Constituent Engagement
Constantine (Dean) S. Vakas Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration
Clarinda Creighton Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Paul H. Gault, ‘65, M.P.A. ‘88 Special Assistant for Administration
Roger P. Dusing Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Courtney E. Goddard, J.D. Associate Vice President and General Counsel
Laurie DiPadova-Stocks, Ph.D. School for Graduate and Professional Studies
Charles D. Kater, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Distance Learning
Brad A. Kleindl, Ph.D. School of Business
Dorla D. Watkins, ‘80, M.P.A. ‘00 Vice President for Finance and Administration
Alan J. Liebrecht Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management:
Diana Boyd McElroy, Ph.D. Student Life
Rita M. Weighill, ’90 Vice President for University Communications and Marketing
Nathan S. Marticke, M.A.C.L. ‘10 Associate Vice President of Constituent Development
Thimios Zaharopoulos, Ph.D. Vice President for Global and Lifelong Learning
Rebecca A. Peck Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration
Laurie D. McCormack Vice President for University Advancement David F. Monchusie, ’00 Chief Information Officer
Michelle (Shellie) Myers, Ed.D. School for Education Jane Wood, Ph.D. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
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Nathan Marticke, M.A.C.L. ‘10 Associate Vice President of Constituent Development (816) 584-6844 email@example.com Alisha Blackwelder, ’03 Special Events Manager (816) 584-6420 firstname.lastname@example.org Edmund Brackett Director of Sponsored Programs (816) 584-6588 email@example.com Howard Collinson Grants Coordinator (816) 584-6527 firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Doubenmier Prospect Researcher (816) 589-0673 email@example.com Winifred Edwards, ’03 Advancement Systems Coordinator (816) 584-6826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie McCollum Director of Alumni Relations (816) 584-6206 email@example.com Susan Michaud, ‘03 Administrative Assistant (816) 584-6330 firstname.lastname@example.org JoMarie Mortelli Data Integrity Specialist (816) 584-6815 email@example.com
Park Statistics $80,000,000
The annual cost of providing degree programs and services to more than 22,000 students nationwide.
On average, tuition accounts for 92 percent of institutional revenue. 0
Amount of financial aid awarded to graduate and undergraduate students over the past three years.
Breakdown of gifts received Percentage of total cash donations received in 2011-12 by source. n Alumni n Other individual n Foundation n Business/Corporation n Other non-individual*
Percentage of total number of gifts 2011-12. 29% 14%
n Alumni n Other individual n Foundation n Business/Corporation n Other non-individual*
*Non-individual refers to estates and trusts.
Facts about Park University
Distance learning Founded: 1875 Location: Parkville, Mo. (flagship campus) Campus centers: 40 (providing face-to-face instruction in 21 states), plus online internationally School colors: Canary and wine Mascot: Pirates, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sir Georgeâ&#x20AC;? Website: www.park.edu Total acreage on Parkville Campus: 700 Oldest buildings: Park House (circa 1840) and Mackay Hall (construction began in 1886, occupied in 1893) Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Number of degree programs: Associates: 10 Bachelors: 46 Masters: 7
Unduplicated annual headcount: 22,213 Degrees awarded annually: 2,650 Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1 Graduate student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1 Ethnic student population: 48 percent International students: 691 (from 103 countries) Full-time staff/faculty: 404 staff/127 faculty Library holdings: 158,500 Financial aid awarded (FY 2011): $80,685,682 Endowment: $54,038,220
Park University was among the first institutions in the world to develop fully accredited online learning programs in 1996. Today, more than 19,500 students are enrolled in at least one of the more than 300 accelerated online courses, establishing Park as one of the largest accredited online degree-granting programs in the United States.
Military leader Park's close partnership with the military dates back nearly a century. Today, Park is one of the leading providers of undergraduate education for the U.S. military and has been named one of the top military-friendly colleges and universities in the country five consecutive years by Military Advanced Education magazine.
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 Community College — Barstow, Calif. Barstow Marine Corps Logistics Base — Barstow, Calif. Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base — Oceanside, Calif. Fort Irwin — Fort Irwin, 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. Naval Support Activity Mid-South — Millington, Tenn. Austin Campus — Austin, Texas 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.
Park University's Honor Roll Park University’s Honor Roll acknowledges all donors at varying levels during the fiscal year. This Report to Investors recognizes all gifts received between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. We have made every effort to ensure accuracy. If you believe corrections or additions are needed, please contact the Office of University Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 584-6816.
FIDES ET LABOR CLUB
Gifts totaling $50,000 or more Estate of John A. Bennett II Courtney S. Turner Trust
Gifts totaling $25,000-49,999 Enochs Family Foundation Fund Goppert Foundation Kearney Wornall Charitable Trust & Foundation Missouri Colleges Fund Inc. Louise Morden Pioneer Financial Services Inc. Richard J. Stern Foundation Xerox Corporation
CLOCK TOWER CLUB
Gifts totaling $10,000-$24,999 Robert Armstrong Robert and Beverly Burns Cerner Corporation Mike and Katheen Dodd DuraComm Lighting Michael and Molly Droge * Manuchair, ’60 and Pari Maheronnagsh Ebadi, ’62 Educational Assistance Ltd. Tom and Denise Holcom Foundation * Pete Kale, ’71 Philip and Patricia Love Mark Ptashne and Lucy Gordon Ross Stephens, ’49 UMB Financial Corp. Charitable Foundation Steven, ’75 and Janet Walker Dorla Watkins, ’80, ’00 Philip, ’62 and Carol Groundwater Wheeler, ’62
Gifts totaling $5,000-$9,999 Gregory, ’76 and Gail Abanavas Don and Carolyn Anderson Aon Foundation
Dean, ’53 and Charlotte Larrick Virginia McCoy Thomas Mooney, ’67 † NCS Pearson eCollege William and Linda Lawton Perry, both ’67 Kevin and Jeanette Prenger, ’09 Tinker Leadership Development Association UMB Financial Corporation US Bank
CANARY AND WINE CLUB Gifts totaling $1,000-$4,999
AECOM Technical Services Shawna Allison-Leslie Andrews McMeel Universal Foundation Aramark Raymond and Deidre Arnone Aspen Wealth Management Inc. BKD LLP Cynthia Barkdull Theodore, ’71 and Mary West Betsch, ’72 BlueScope Foundation Lynn, ’61 and Kay Oates Bondurant, x62 John and Judy Brown James, ’49 and Mae Cariddi Gayden Carruth Terry Christenberry and Ann Mesle Robert and Shirley Miller Clark, ’61 Clarinda Creighton Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation Davis Sands & Collins PC Woody and Louise Davis Richard Detrick Burton Dunbar, ’63 and Anna Larkin Carolyn McHenry Elwess, ’71 Dennis, ’69 and Bonnie Wallace Epperson, ’70 Kristopher, ’97 and Mira Flint Karen Peters Frankenfeld, ’59 Fred Pryor Seminars Garney Family Foundation * Robert Graybill Harold E Hirsch Foundation Inc. Harold Henderson, ’64 Roger and Nancy Hershey
Brian, ’86 and Nadienne Hoffman, ’03 Paul Houghtaling, ’59 Kenneth Hougland, ’49 † Doris Howell, ’44 JE Dunn Construction Co. Donald, ’80 and Carol Johnston Jerry and JoAnn Jorgensen Kansas City Power & Light Fund Kansas City Airport Marriot Dimitri Karakitsos † Arthur, ’65 and Susan Kluge Jack Larkin Brett and Anna Lavigne Carl Listrom Antoinette Madeira, ’88 Marjory Louise Rodgers Rice Charitable Trust Mark Martin John and Debra McArthur Dennis and Laurie McCormack Metropolitan Community College Michael and Susan Newburger Foundation Patrice Michaels, ’68 MidWestOne Bank Brent Miles, ’05 Miller Analytics LLC David, ’00 and Petunia Monchusie Mount Washington Missionary Baptist Church North Kansas City Electric William and Marilyn Weber Oline, ’53 Parkville Rotary Club Patriots Bank People to People International Donald and Diane Peterson Rosemary Fry Plakas, ’63 Greg and Michele Plumb Port Authority of Kansas City, Mo. ProPrint Inc. David and Patria Quemada Frank Quemada Quintiles Ron Reynolds RiskAnalytics LLC Danny Sakata Carol Sanders Joe Schoggen, ’43
Securitas Security Services USA Keith Short Judy Simonitsch * Hugh Stocks and Laurie DiPadova-Stocks Henry J. and Lucille J. Straus Scholarship Fund * The Great Frame Up Richard and Sandra Thode Billy and Diana Trotter Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation Eric, ’82, ’85 and Kerri Wade Gary and Lynette Wages William, ’71 and Karen Walinow David and Julie Warm Timothy Westcott Dale Whitesitt, ’61
Xerox Global Services
Gifts totaling $1-$999 Joseph Abbott, ’06 Yusef Abdur-Razzaaq, ’09 Ariel Acosta Thorenzo Acuna Donna Waggoner Adams, ’38 Kenneth Agres, ’03 Abdulrahman Alanazi Abdulrahman Alanzi All Season Roofing LLC Nancy Kringel Allen, ’54
Richard Allen, ’09 David Allen, ’71 Stephen Allison, ’69 Edward, ’77 and Jolene Alm Martha Alvarez, ’06 Meliza Alvarez, ’05 Vogel Roberts Andersen, ’90 Freddie Anderson, ’06 John and Jean Anderson Kenneth, ’74 and Patsy Andrews Clyde Appleton, ’54 Argosy Casino Jose, ’06 and Carmelita Arispe Arvest Bank Maya Atamaniuk, ’80 Kenneth, ’04 and Karen Austin, ’03 Heather Avila Brenda Azinger Donna Bachmann Ronald Baggett, ’95 Barbara Bailey, ’95 Theresa Baker, ’75 Joy Baldwin Joseph and Edie Ballweg Steven Bard, ’65 Kay Barnes Leslie Barnes, ’96 Pamela Baron, ’00 HeeSoon Bartlett, ’01 James Bartley, ’79 Charles, ’63 and Ruth Barton Nicholas Baseley, ’11 James Bast Robert, ’52 and Gail McMahon Batchelor, ’56 Krista Bean, ’12 John Beck Manuel Becker, ’10 Stephen and Donna Bell Dwight Bellard, ’99 Robert, ’91 and Pamela Bellman Stuart Bender, ’50 Candice Bennett Kenneth Berger, ’69 Erik Bergrud, ’94 Scott Bernheim, ’68 Thomas and Ranetta Bertoncino, ’05, ’11 William Betteridge, ’76 Brad Biles Willie, ’76 and Charlene Black Brett and Alisha Blackwelder, ’03 Eric Blair, ’06 John Blair, x65 Clint, ’71 and Joyce Blithe Jessie Blount, ’95 Rick, ’84 and Lesli Hill Blount, ’83 Cheryl Blumenthal-Olvera, ’71
PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999
Elizabeth Boado, ’79 Gloria Boedeker Boeing Co. Shirley Durbin Bogren, ’55 Beverly Bohn Bernadette Rosborough Bond, ’07 Rochelle Bond, ’99 Eric, ’08 and Diann Bonner Michael and Lisa Booth Shannon O’Donnell Booth, ’10 Gary, ’84 and Carol Borchers Donald Borgman Danielle Borman Luke Bossert Tarrah Bossert Brooke Bouillon Carl Boyd Jerry Braaten, ’96 † Ed and Peggy Bradley Yvonne Whitman Brandt, ’49 Kathi Brant Nathalie Aquino Brech Ronald and Margaret Brecke Sandra Brenner, ’93 Shelly Breyfogle Brenda Trevino-Elliott Bridges, ’07 Robert, ’90 and Lezlie Brillhart Charles Brindel, ’65 Arthur and Julie Briones, ’99 Janie Brown, ’86 Ross Brown, ’41 Twila Brown, ’80 William, ’53 and Mary Browning Robert, ’67 and Anne Brumback Leanna Bueneman Robin Burger Waldo Burger, ’42 † Dennis Burgess, ’86 William and Harriet Bittner Burgess, ’46 Lana Ridling Burke Jack, ’54 and Barbara Burnell John Burt, ’85 Steven Burton, ’04, ’09 Kelvin Bush, ’04 Kevin Butler, ’11 Larry Byndom William Byrd, ’86 Mary Calder Denisa Campas Arthur, ’43 and Georgiana Campbell David Campbell, ’05 Earnest Campbell, ’97 Francis, ’78 and Judith Campbell
Timothy Campbell, ’88 Candice Bennett & Associates Glenn Anthony Canonizado, ’05, ’10 Robert and Beverly Somerville Cantine, both ’62 Julie Capps Kerpash Corbett Family Trust * Margaret Petter Cardwell, ’58 Leon Carey, ’99 Michael Carey Clarissa Carranza Malcolm Carrick, ’46 † Imelda Carrillo, ’08 Jerome, ’86 and Martine Carrillo Roberto Carrion Ceballos, ’12 Anita Carter Jerry Carter, ’79 Karen Garner Carter, ’64 Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Alberto Cerecedo Nicole Chapple Ronald Chartier, ’87 Carlos Chaurand Rene’ and Consuelo Chaurand David and Laure Christensen Robert, ’67 and Louise Ciccone John Cigas and Wen Hsin Patricia Cirino, ’89 Thomas and Roberta Lupton Clark, ’44 Gregory Claycomb Barry Clemons, ’09
Kyle Clifton Thomas Clyne, ’92 James, ’56 and Phyllis Dawson Cobb, ’58 Keith Cobb Mary Cobb Tamara Cobb David, ’99 and Carmela Coble Janet Cohen Vito and Cathy Colapietro, ’06 Stacey Wathen Coleman, ’12 Jonathan Colen, ’89 Perlita, ’92 and Rene Concepcion, ’78 James and Opal Ringen Congdon, both ’49 Kimberly Connelly Donald, ’49 and Caroline Cook James, ’56 and Mary Hay Cooke, ’55 Matthew Coon, ’06 Idella Cooper Timothy, ’03, ’08 and Susan Corbeil, ’08 Sheryl Corchnoy, ’95 John and Suzan Corcione Frederick Cordes, ’96 Lisa Cordova Nicholas Cormier, ’74 Danielle Coulter Robert, ’94 and Valerie Coulton Melanie Courtney, ’92 Kevin and Ruth Crabtree Stephen and Barbara Crain Lynn Crawford
Christina Cremer Denise Crockett, ’11 Bernice Crummett, ’83 Merle and Kathy Ray Cundiff, ’96 Jean Curl, ’50 James Curry, ’08 David Curtis Ronald Curtis Wilbur, ’96 and Margie Curtis Keith Dailey, ’00 Page and Beverly Dame, ’67 Denise Dameron Boaz Keith Dameron Louise Dameron Robert, ’04 and Brenda Dandridge, ’07 Ann Soper Davidson, ’52 Augustin, ’83 and Kyong Davila Bennie Davis, ’82 Dennis Davis, ’83 Conrad DeBold John Dean Martha Dearborn Kathryn Gatton Dearing, ’70 Betty Deck Matthew deMayo, ’10 Joel Dempsey, ’68 Jay and Gretchen Devers LaRonald Dews, ’88 Suzanne Discenza Mary Heagstedt Dittmar, ’46 Harry Dixon, ’77 Samuel Dizer, ’84 Robert Dodds and Deana Bland-Dodds, ’89 Derek Donaldson Cecil and Linda Doubenmier Raymond Downey Oliver Downing Forrest Dressler, ’63 Joe, ’70 and Jan Drew Bessie Droge Sue Dunwoody Daniel, ’04 and Bethany Durrer Albert and Betty Dusing Roger and Darla Dusing Matthew Earle, ’60 Roosevelt Easley, ’94 Nancy Eastman Richard, ’69 and Laurie Eberst The Richard M. Eberst and Laurie L. Eberst Living Trust Charles Ebert, ’78 Arlon and LaDonna Frazier Ebright, ’80 Larry, ’68 and Yoko Edelstein Jonathan Edwards, ’07 Levester and Winifred Edwards, ’03 Wallace and Jean Wolfe Edwards, ’44 Jeff Ehrlich
Alvin Eichelberg and Mary Ann Webster Eichelberg, ’70 Angela Ekberg Lisa Elliott Kathy Elser-Newman, ’71 Clayton Embry, ’81 Jerry, ’93 and Jacqueline Emerson, ’95 Alesia Emison Robert Ensley Michael and Mary Eskey Jose Espanol, ’86 and Arsenia Deguzman-Espanol Estate of Dorcas Mahaffy Van Atta Estate of Mary E. Reid Esch eShipping LLC Donna Euler, ’91 William Ewing, ’64 Obinna Ezeilo, ’00, ’10 FIVEOFUS Kapono Faitau Richard Faulkner, ’89 Audrey Fayne, ’10 Randolph, ’64 and Jane Gillespie Fehr, ’64 Rachel Fessenden, ’09, ’10 Audrey Fisher, ’65 Kelly Fitzgerald Darnell, ’05, ’11 and Crystle Flowers, ’11 Douglas, ’78 and Kathleen Folts Gwendolyn Johnson Forsythe, ’87 Ronald, ’75 and Karen Fory David, ’61 and Anita Ferrer Foulk, ’63 Walter France, ’76 Jean Francisco David Frank, ’77 Robert Frank, ’81 Beryl Fuller, ‘53 Dodie Fuller Nicole Fuller Shelly Sellers Funk, ’09 Helen Layton Gabbert, ’56 Sara Gaggens, ’59 Sonia Gamboa, ’05 Christopher and Jean Garcia Gloria Garcia Jean Garcia Gregg and Karan Garrison Paul, ’65, ’88 and Sylvia Helms Gault, ’60 Joseph Geeter, ’99 Richard, ’80 and Kathy Geraci Stanford Gerber and Linda McShann Gerber, ’00, ’03 David German, ’77 Jason Gibson, ’99 Bronson Gilbert, ‘11 Terri Gilbert, ‘71 Tramaine Gillard, ‘04 William Gillespie and Terry Seelye-Gillespie, ’65 Richard Gillis, ’86
Charley Glasper, ’03 Richard, ’87 and Diane Glover Courtney Goddard Eugene Gongaware, ’81 Miguel and Nancy Gonzalez Donald, ’69 and Linda Good Jerome Goolsby, ’06 Leslie Gordon Scott Graves, ’99 Greater Horizon Danielle Green, ’11 Glenn, ’68 and Pamela Green Virginia Green, ’51 Jewell Kirschner Gregory, ’55 Nancy Williamson Greinke, ’01 John Griffin, ’03 Mary-Eleanore Griffin, ’98 Yvonne Griffin, ’11 Robert, ’63 and Gail Grinnell Thomas, ’71 and Denise Grohne Stephen Grund, ’80 Detrick Guillory, ’97 Tracy Gulledge, ’72 Valorie Guthrie David, ’67 and April Wilber Hackathorn, ’69 Scott and Beth Coffelt Hageman James Hall, ’76 Donald J. and Adele C. Hall Donor Advisory Fund * Donald J. Hall Family * Debra Hallgren, ’00 Hallmark Corporate Foundation Mark Halsell, ’85 and Vicki Richardson-Halsell, ’87 Ashley Harbin Daniel and Rosemary Kellner Hardage, ’65 Errett and Roberta Harding Gary and Rosemary Hardison Keith Hardy, ’95 Robert Harmon, ’73 Stuart Harp, ’85 Nancy Harper, ’10 Theresa Harris, ’10 James and Ruth Wallace Harritt, both ’50 Edward and Judith Hartegan, ‘05 Jennifer Johannes Hascall, ’07, ’09 Jennifer Hawthorne, ’00 Gwen Gibby Hayes, x51 David and Danna Hayter Christine Hayward, ’65 Vera L. Murray * Heartland Motor Coach Inc. Heartland Peony Society Timothy Hebert, ’98 Vincent and Catherine Heegn, ’94 Kenneth and Doris Hemme Henry E. Wurst Family Foundation Samantha Hernandez
PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999
Jill Hershley Gregory and Marilyn Schultz Hey, ’64 Robert Hilgemann, ’04 John Hill Dawn Hinkle Elizabeth Hite, ’05 James and Danita Hodges Michael Hodges, ’01 Kathleen Hoffman Kristin Hoffmann Thomas and Denise Holcom George, ’07 and Carey Holden Stephen Holloway, ’04 Gerald Holmes, ’78 Edward Hooks, ’93 Joan J. Horan Fund * Shawn Horges Robert and Mary Gatton Horneker, both ’61 Ruth Hotle Ann Howel Donna Howell Robert Hudson, ’74 Ruth Rinehart Hunter, ’44 Michael Hurley, ’70 Kari Hutton IBM Matching Grants Program Jason and Jennifer Ingraham Jeanne Blain Ingram, ’92 Intel Charitable Match Trust Interconnect Solutions Group Anthony Ivarra, ’73 Connie Jack, ’90 Stewart, ’76 and Virginia Jaehnig Richard Jansik, ’11 Richard Jayroe, ’05 Charles Jeffery, ’71 Lowell Jeffries, ’84 Marian Jensen, ’48 Robert and Emilie Jester Sarah Jirinzu, ’10 Barry Johnson and Christine Summers-Johnson, ’93 Bryce Johnson, ’12 Carl Johnson, ’87 Casandra Winters Johnson, ’11 Jammie Johnson, ’92 Joseph Johnson, ’99 Kimberly Johnson, ’04 Stuart Johnson Suzanne Johnson Debbie Johnston Albert Jones, ’95 Falvorees Jones, ’00 Judy Jones, ’65
Kelly Jones, ’07 Oscar Jones, ’80 Parker Jones Paula Jones, x53 Richard Jones, ’80 Judy Lyles Jordan, ’10 Larry Jordan, ’77 Nancy Joseph Joyce and Donald Rumsfeld Foundation Kenneth, ’89 and Rosalee Justus Kansas City Podiatry Associates PA Girard Kassebaum, ’87 Joyce Kays Robert Keeling, ’80 Theresa Keltner, ’98 Lenore Brownlee Kensett, x48 Key Foundation Diana Kilbarger, ‘85 Roland, ’90 and Bertha King Ryan Kinne, ’09 Macie Kinsey Carl and Anneke Kirk, ’08 Traci Klasing Kathy Koehler Koehler Bortnick Team LLC Robin Koenigs George Konopsky, ’70 Stephen Kotvis, ’78 Lorie Kreisel Wanda Kringle, x99 Evelyn Krueger, ’59 Mark, ’88 and Kara Kulda Robert Kulze, ’00 Joanne Kwandt, ’79 Brian LaRiccia, ’03 Lab Corp of America Holdings Charles Lahmeyer Vincent Langkamp, ’12 James Larson David Latham, ’85 Sandra Latimore Gregory and Arlene Spain Laveist, both ’77 Mark Laviolette, ’83 Don and Evelyn Frierson Lawrence, ’90 Eddie Lawson, ’77 Howard Layman, ’54 John Layman, ’55 Roger Layman, ’58 John Lazor Benny and Edith Lee Rebecca Leets Pearl Lefevers, ’94 David and Karen Rankin Lehmann, ’58 Donald Lennard Hank Leon Willie Lewis, ’90
Carla Lichty, ’72 Alan Liebrecht Ted and Ruth Bicknell Lindeman, both ’50 Theodore Lindeman James and Carolyn Llewellyn Joseph and Dianna Llewellyn Alice Lloyd Camille Lloyd Richard Locke, ’73 Lockton Companies Inc. Jimmy Loera, ’09, ’11 Henry Logan, ’98 Kelley Long Paul Long, ’72 Richard and Donna Loraine, ’75 Roy Lorenz, ’79 Joe Love, ’89 Joseph Lowery, ’06 Larry, ’05 and Nanese Loza, ’05 Helen Phelps Lucas, x59 James Lucente, ’94 Clarence Lundquist, ’80 Cary Lundy, ’82 Charles Lunsford, ’11 Sidny, ’91 and Audrey Lurten John, ’83 and Susan Williams Lynch, ’94 MB2 Sports Christine Mack Christopher Madden, ’91 Lu Maggard, ’91 Martha Malan, ’68 Edward and Jody Manchion, ’99 Ralph Mann, ’79 Joseph Manning, ’83 Jerold and Susan Marcellus Marjorie J. Koch Insurance Agency Joshua Markley, ’11 Larry and Virginia Marks Ronald, ’90 and Marilyn Marr Brad and Denise Martin Kelli Martin Robert, ’50 and Royce Martin William, ’97 and Wynona Martin Douglas Benjamin Martinson Edna Amomea Martinson Gregory, ’96 and Carla Mason Joseph, ’68 and Linda Traphagen Mastrangelo, ’70 Peggy Mathias, ’09 Robin Bartholomew Matney, ’96 David Mayberry, ’04 Robert Mayer Charlene Mayers, ’12 Joanne Mayes, ’61 Sarina Mayora Marilyn Stuart McAlice, ’73 Julie McCollum
Jeff McConaughy, ’50 Connie McConnaha, ’07 Charlie McCoy, ’89 Crystal and Crystal McCoy Ada McDonald, ’07 Demetria Cobb McDonald, ’11 Regina Thomas McDonald, ’08 Tony McDonald, ’02 Diana McElroy Karl McFarland, ’07 Richard, ’73 and Susan Kensett McGaughey, ’74 Kevin McGlade Neal, ’89, ‘92 and Maria McGregor Joel, ’55 and Carol McKean Jacklyn Barnett McKee, ’05 Clyde, ’44 and Carol Shedd McMasters, ’45 Lois McNeely, ’95 McRuer CPAs Frank, ’73 and Beth McSpaden Patrick McSparin, ’96 and Sara Hantzis, ’01, ’04 David Meatyard, ’93 Charles, ’68 and Esther Sukiennik Megerman, ’69 Helario Melchior, ’79 Sandra Mendez, ’01 Eugene Menker, ’75 Merck Partnership For Giving Dale, ’60 and Karen Curtis Meyer, ’60 † Brenda Michael, ’80 Susan Michaud, ’03 Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Mike McCartney Voice Imaging Colleen Miller Miller Tuckett, ’01 Fred Miller, ’77 Jack, ’02 and Donna Miller James, ’63 and Elizabeth Hill Miller, ’61 Jay, ’50 and Dixie Miller John E. Miller John Michael Miller Mary Miller Melissa Miller Delmar, ’96 and Anita Milligan Alexander Mills Charles, ’64 and Sandra Minert Anderson Minor Sharon Mitchell, ’00, ’04 Betty Tuxhorn Modine, ’40 David and June Nothdurft Mohr, ’97 Marilyn Valenti Montague, ’82 Celina Monteiro Monteiro-Campbell, ’11 Ralph Moore, ’77 Richard Moore, ’70 Robin Moore Timothy Moore, ’08 William Morgan, ’81 Frederick Morris, ’96 Jon and Jamie Morris
Dwyane Morrison, ’07 Linda Morrow, x68 Josephine Mortelli Lori Morton-Fiers Ora Mosely, ’83 Raymond Mott, ’11 Christy Muehl, ’99 Multi Service Corp Billy and Barbara Murphy Rachael Murphy Kenneth Mutzabaugh, ’86 Audrey Myers NEA Member Benefits Corporation Carlos Navarra, ‘10 Florence Ito Naylor, ‘65 Ricci Neilson Ronald, ’52 and Marilyn Nelson Jessica Nerad John Nesbitt John and Joyce Nevins Michael Newmyer, ’74 Peggy Jolly Nickerson, ’72 Toki Kumai Nitta, x45 Rhona Noel, ’91 John and Jean Noren Mark and Lynette Northen Charles, ‘67 and Virginia Norton Alex Nuelle Donald O’Hare, ’50 Earl O’Loughlin, ’73 Milton, ’77 and Theresa O’Quinn Robert Ochsenhirt Steven and Cathy Odee, ’82 Dennis Okerstrom, ’74 Jean Olin, ’46 Gabriel Olivas, ’92 Cedric Orange, ’98 Letitia Orta, ’01 Deborah Osborne Scotty Paige, ’07 Mack Parham, ’96 Heather Parker, ’09 Joseph, ’79 and Helen Parker Parkville Economic Development Council LeeAnn Parsons, ’10 Chamisi Heard Pastor, ’11 Bruce, ’68 and Patsy Patterson Helen Black Pavich, ’44 Mari Hougen Peak Samuel Peak Rebekah Pearson, ’09 Mitchell Peil, ’00 Joel Peknik and Hilary Wheat Roxanna Pena, ’06 Edward, ’77 and Sondra Perrault
Thomas and Cheryll Peterman Bonnie Peters, ’97 Glenn and Leslie Innes Petrie, both ’65 Kelly Phillips Shengmin Piao Victoria Pick John Pieklik, ’99 Jean Pierce, ’72 Toni Pierce, ’02 John Pietri, ’06 Frederick Pingel, ’87 Robert, x51 and Patricia Piper
PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999
Paul, ’03 and Susan Plunkett, ’05 Audrey Oberhelman Pollard, ’49 Gilberto Porras, ’96 Clifford, ’64 and Elizabeth Streeter Porter, ’62 Sam, ’66 and Nancy Rohlfing Potter, ’66 Adam Potthast John and Deanna Potts Arpan Pradhan Stan and Layne Prenger Nora Priest Kirk Pruitt Matthew Prybyszczuk Greg Prymak and Ann Schultis Barbara Walker Psarakis, ’62 Hanh Quach, ’79 Quality Custom Contracting RMC Holdings LLC Jeff and Heather Weber Rabideaux, ’07, ’10 Terry Raimey, ’09 Emzell Ramsey Gregory Ransom Tara Rauer-Berry Ronald, ’95, ’07 and Adrienne Reed Phillip Reeder Leslie Reese Amy Dalsing Reif Philip, ’00, ’07 and Allison Reilly Ashley Reinert Brian and Candi Renshaw Suzanne Retiz, ’04 John Reus, ’77 Christine Reyes Patricia Phillips Rhoades, ’51 William Richards, ’94 Denise West Richardson, ’71 Leslie, ’73 and Elizabeth Sante Richardson, ’74 Robert, ’60 and Nona Lynn Richardson, ’58 Priscilla Richer Leslie Richman, ’07 Eckhart and Rosemary Albertson Richter, ’48 Mae Ridges, ’01 Ridgley Leasing Company LLC George Riester, x46 Roger Rikkola, ’65 Norton Riley, ’54 Niki Rittenhouse, ’03 Richa Rizal Raymond Roberts, ’81 Tomi Robinson-Johnson Shelley Robison Claudette Rocha, ’05 Lori Rock Archibald Rodgers
Stanley and Annelle Hauetter Rogers, ’60 Gregory Rose Gary, ’67 and Trudy Henderson Ross, ’66 Alicia Roth Peter, ’66 and Sheryl Rothberg Lester, ’70 and Maria Ruark Robert, ’90 and Paige Rumph Rural Water Services Inc. Harry Rush Rush/Wade 2 Inc. Thomas Russell, ’05 Jenny Rutledge Judith Saitta, ’86 Robert Saldana, ’93 Andrea Sampson, ’09 Mark Sanchez, ’11 Garrett Sandbothe Sandra Sanders Karie Schaefer, ’06, ’12 James Scheib Tom Scheib Winifred Harris Scheib, ’37 Gary Schiller, ’76 Deena Doyle Schneider, ’08 Mary Dean Schooler, ’38 Debra Schoonover Jerry Schrader, ’57 Jason Schroeder, ’10 Marthann Schulte Albert Schultz, ’78 Russell, ’43 and Velma Helms Schuster, ’44 Adam Scott, ’04 Yvette Scott, ’96 Clifford Scroggs, ’12 Delphine Sefcik Raymond and Marjorie Severin Margaret Shaw, ’03 Matthew Shelton, ’97 Efrem Shimlis, ’97 Michael Short, ’95 Mary Shriner Gordon and Betty Flabb Shull, ’47 Angela Richardson Siefkes, ’97 Brian Sieminski John and Janice Pieczynski Sieminski, ’08 Bret Silvis Lowelle, ’53 and Lois Simms Marian Goodrich Simms, ’50 Ann Simpson John, ’87 and Margot Sisario Andrew and Kristina Smith Charlie Smith and Mariann McCormally Dianne Smith, ’93 Donovan Smith, ’56 Jacob Smith Kenneth, ’94, ’08 and Susan Smith
Leslie Smith, ’85 Shana Smith Tara Smith, ’10 Frank Smocks, ’80 Leviolet Snow, ’74 William and Robin Sobbe Sodexo and Affiliates Ruth Wasser Solomon, ’49 Gabriela Soto, ’98, ’04 Peter, ’72 and Sally Soule Gordon Sparlin, ’99 Michel Sportsman Jason Spreitzer, ’98 and Candice Hernandez, ’99 Jeremy Spreitzer, ’98 James, ’89 and Carol Roberts Springer, ’87 Sprint Shirley Stallard Walton and Susan Stallings Julie Stark, ’11 Wilburn and Margaret LeShure Stark, x51 Troy and Gwen Starkey, both ’11 State Street State Street Matching Gift Program Justin Staten, ’08 Carl, ’00 and Debbie Steffen Ronald Stehman, ’84 Rosa Smith Stein, ’67 William, ’66 and Linda Stewart Susan Stock Christopher, ’09 and Erica Holiness Stokes, ’09 Richard, ’79 and Yoshie Stone Strictly Softball Willie Sugg, ’89 Willard and Jerrie McComb Sullenberger, both ’45 Delmar Sutherland Mark Sutton, ’76 Frederick, ’69 and Somjit Swain Lemert, ’81 and Karen Swisher Andreas Tabu Muntu Lucinda Talbert Paul Tapia Paul and Tammy Tappana, ’05 Donald Tapscott, ’72 Rashone Tate, ’98 Divine-Grace Teaford, ’01 Barbara Purkhiser Tegtmeyer, ’51 Stephen Terry John and Sandra Tew Judith Tharp, ’63 Robert and Brenda Theis, ’98 Allison Theno Robert Thimmes, ’76 Kevin and Diane Thomas Robert, ’50 and Evelynn Thomas Michelle Thomas-Harrison, ’11 Bernice Collins Thompson, ’58
Frederick Thompson, ’85 Gregory Thompson, ’93 Warren, ’69 and Verna Thompson Alex Thornton Joseph and La’Shonda Threat, ’00 Charles Thurig, ’73 Dennis and Marcia Tighe Time Warner Cable Steve Tingler Ronald Tipa, ’86 Robert Tippens, ’80 Merrill Toms Grace Torrance, ’58 Melissa Trimble, ’12 Wade Tripp Mike and Terry Trost Placide Tshibanda, ’03 Edward Tucker, ’02 Lindsey Beck Tucker, ’11 Jeffrey and Dana Tudhope Jennifer Turner, ’10 Lou Turner, ’89 UGI Corporation Jayme Uden Patricia Urdang Colleen Uribe Lois Van Cleve Barry Van Orden, ’06 Kathy VanCleave Roger and Phoebe Wolfe Vance, ’53 Linda Varner Ulises Vasquez
William, ’11 and Kathleen Venable Thomas Venard, ’96 Betty Vestal Linda Vestal, ’94 Harold, ’70 and Claire Via Maureen Viall, ’83 Jerome Villarreal, ’09 Anto Vincetic, ’93 Eleanor Voorhies, ’37 Kimberly Vore, ’06 Allison Vrieze Donna Wadley, ’11 Lynette Jagbandhansingh Wageman, ’59 Roger and Winona Fleming Wagner, ’66 Fred Wake, ’87 James Waldrop, ’05 Julie Walker Daley and Dixie Walker Lawrence Walker, ’01 Regina Walker John, ’76 and Ann Walls Franklin Ware, ’03 Matthew Warren Lorn Watson, ’74 Pearl Webb Aubrie Weed, ’00 Elizabeth Weese, ’05 Mary Wharton Wegmann, ’44 Marvin, ’56 and Julia Wehrman Larry Weians Michael and Rita Weighill, ’90 Richard Weimer, ’87
Florence Byham Weinberg, ’54 Wells Fargo Matching Gift Prorgram Amelia Wells Jack, ’59 and Marjorie Crabtree Wells, ’60 Robert Wells, ’10 Eileen West Barber, ’71 Anthony West, ’87 Robert and Lois White Whitcomb, ’52 John White, ’84 William and Barbara McDowell Whitt, ’65 Chaz Wiggins Gerald Wilhite Tony Wilhite Ray Wilks, ’94 Betronnie Williams, ’05 Donald Williams Freddie Williams, ’92 Marilyn Clemons Williams, ’91 Ellen Willits-Smith Charles and Margaret McElwain Wilson, ’65 Jay Wilson, ’09 Stephen Wilson Scott and Ami Wisdom Ruby Withers, ’92 William, ’52 and Joan Woo Jane Wood Aisha Woods, ’06 William Woods, ’09 Megan McCall Woods-Culp Teresa Woodward Ralph Wouters Ann Wright Mary McDowell Yagelowich, ’56 David Yates, ’92 Sharon Barthlow Yi, ’98 Patricia Porter Yingst, ’61 Albert Young, ’72 Preston and Daisy Hoskins Young, ’73 Steven and Barbara Youngblood, ’09 Thimios Zaharopoulos and Julia Crain Benjamin Zibers, ’11 Timothy Ziegler Beverly Zimmer, ’97 Harold and Ann Ritchert Zimmerman, ’54 * Gifts given through funds held in a donor advised fund or contributions made to other organizations designated for Park University include: Chinquapin Trust Company, Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Heartland Combined Federal Campaign and United Way. † Deceased
Howard Bailey McAfee Heritage Society Members of the Howard Bailey McAfee Heritage Society 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 Robert Bryan Armstrong Noble I. Ayers * Clifford E. Backstrom, ’32 * Evelyn Dahlstrom Backstrom, ’33 * Phyllis B. 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 M. Metheny Bricker, ’44 * Frances Neil 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, ’62 James G. Cariddi, ’49 Mae Cariddi James L. Cobb, ’56 Phyllis Dawson Cobb, ’58 Mimi Comfort Mary Alice Corbett Robert P. Corbett, ’38 Anna M. Cory John C. Cory, ’42 William Cozort, ’57 * James E. Crockett, ’45 Martha A. Crockett George T. Croskey, ’40 * Tamas Gyorik DeSalanky, ’69
Ruthann Crinkelmeyer Donahue, ’64 Michael Droge Molly A. Droge Betty Eason, ’33 * Kenneth Eason, ’32 * Laurie Eberst Richard M. Eberst, ’69 Charles J. Edwards, ’42 * Bonnie Wallace Epperson, ’70 Dennis Epperson, ’69 Herman Fischer * Marion Tollaksen Fischer, ’33 * Karen R. Peters Frankenfeld, ’59 Arthur B. Freeman, ’65 * Audrey H. Freeman * Paul H. Gault, ’65, ’88 Sylvia Helms Gault, ’60 Steven F. Gebert, ’92 * James P. Gerner, ’52 * Doris McClatchey Gerner, ’51 John F. Gibby, ’49 Mabel K. Kunce Gibby, ’45 Ricky C. Godbolt, ’93 Malcolm J. Good, ’39 * Josephine Barni Green, ’33 * Kathryn Houghton Groves, ’31 * William Perry Guilkey, ’97, ’07 Edwin E. Hancock, ’34 * Margaret Wright Hancock, ’34 * Oradelle Malan Havey, ’32 * Gwendolyn Hawks John E. Heckman * Loucile Mayhew Heckman, ’33 * Carl F. Hedquist, ’37 * Dean Henricksen Kathryn Henricksen, ’00 Alice Hornecker, ’30 * Robert E. Hoskins, ’74 Eva Mae Tyree Hougland, ’50 * Kenneth Robert Hougland, ’49 * Doris A. Howell, ’44 Ruth Rinehart Hunter, ’44 Thom H. Hunter, ’42 *
Joan Ioannidis Mary Lou Jaramillo, ’92, ’96 Richard W. Johnson, ’69 Theresa Murray Johnson Katharine Cox Jones * Louise Mann Juergens, ’27 * Pete Kale, ’71 Fred R. Kenower, ’25 * James Kensett * Lenore Brownlee Kensett, ’48 Arthur H. Kensler * Joyce Kensler, ’88 * Arthur F. Kluge, ’65 Lorene Metheny Knight, ’39 * William R. Knight, ’39 * Anne L. Wickham Lane, ’91 Dean Demotte Larrick, ’53 Cathy R. Lennon Patricia L. Sapp Lutz, ’44 * Edward F. 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 John Mangus, ’95 * Donald H. Martin, ’45 * Margaret Nichols Martin, ’47 * Robert E. Martin, ’50 Royce Martin Dorothy May Hugh B. McAfee, ’41 * Kenneth B. McAfee * Mary Ann Sackville McAfee, ’42 * Helen H. McClusky * Howard Y. McClusky, ’21 * Virginia B. McCoy David W. McDowell, ’60 * Diane K. McDowell Maria E. McGregor Neal L. McGregor, ’89, ’92 Marcia S. Miller
Robert Clinton Miller, ’56 Ferne Mohler * Milton H. Mohler * Margaret Ann Monahan Rita Monahan David F. Monchusie, ’00 Thomas R. Mooney, ’67 * John M. Moore, ’25 * Margaret Whiteside Moore, ’27 * Louise Morden Cameron H. Morrison * Robert C. Myers, ’61 Florence A. Ito Naylor, ’65 Michael Newburger, ’70 Jessie Craig Obert, ’31 * Andrea Lang Pelton, ’70 Timothy Pelton, ’70 Linda Lawton Perry, ’67 Lora Turner Perry, ’40 * Thomas A. Perry, ’34 * William L. Perry, ’67 Harry Peters, ’35 * Rosena E. Eldridge Peters, ’36 * Robert R. Pevitts Barbara Ann Potts, ’54 * Constance Koning 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 Louise Rodgers Rice, ’38 *
Verna Griffin Richardson, ’55 * Dorothy 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 Scheib, ’39 * Winifred Harris Scheib, ’37 Charlene Schwenk Schoggen, ’43 * Joe G. Schoggen, ’43 Maxine Spoor Schoggen, ’46 Phil H. Schoggen, ’46 Robert W. Seamans, ’56 Joseph T. Sefcik, ’43 Barbara L. Small * Betty G. Snapp Terry Snapp Talma B. Stanley, ’29 * Starfire, ’65 * G. Ross Stephens, ’49 Hila Richards Stratton, ’35 * James David Stratton * Jerrie McComb Sullenberger, ’45 Willard Franklin Sullenberger, ’45 Mary E. Swallen, ’25 * Eleanor McDaniel Taylor, ’54 * Stanton A. Taylor Hugh Temple *
Saranna Johnson Temple, ’43 Bernice J. Collins Thompson, ’58 Tammy M. Thompson Timothy Joel Thompson, ’93 Francis E. Throw, ’33 * Betty Broadbent Turner, ’31 * Berniece M. Miller Vaughan, ’34 * Constance Vulliamy, ’33 * Gary Wages Lynette Wages Charles Walters Irvine D. Walker, ’32 * Marie Hubbard Walker, ’34 * Clara M. Mariner Wallace, ’26 * Alice W. Winter Waln, ’23 * Dorothy K. King Walters, ’47 Dorla D. Watkins, ’80, ’00 Dorothy J. Harper Watson, ’52 Ann E. Webb, ’81, ’99 Michael A. Weighill Rita Weighill, ’90 Thomas M. Wells, ’34 * Martha Findlay Welsh, ’27 * Marjorie Jacoby Westmoreland, ’41 * Carol Groundwater Wheeler, ’62 Philip D. Wheeler, ’62 Jim Willson, ’56 Jerome W. Wilson, ’33 * Mary Alice Webb Wilson, ‘32 * June Delores Withers Herbert Snow Wolfe, ’18 * Mary Wolfe * * In memoriam
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. Carolyn Anderson Kenneth I. Austin, ’04 Donna Bachmann Joy Baldwin Kay Barnes Stephen E. Bell Erik O. Bergrud, ’94 Thomas Bertoncino Brad Biles Alisha R. Blackwelder, ’03 Eric Blair, ’06 Beverly L. Bohn Carol A. Borchers Diana Boyd McElroy Kathi M. Brant Nathalie Aquino Brech Ronald Brecke Lana M. Burke Laure A. Christensen John Cigas Gregory D. Claycomb Cathy L. Colapietro,’06 Kimberly S. Connelly Suzan A. Corcione Nicholas Cormier, ’74 Clarinda Creighton Kathy L. Cundiff, ’96 Ronald J. Curtis David Curtis Keith M. Dailey, ’00 John S. Dean Betty Deck Matthew J. deMayo, ’10 Laurie N. DiPadova-Stocks Suzanne Discenza Linda S. Doubenmier
Michael Droge Betty Dusing Roger Dusing Nancy Eastman LaDonna Frazier Ebright, ’80 Winifred Edwards, ’03 Jeff Ehrlich Carolyn McHenry Elwess, ’71 Kelly Fitzgerald Courtney Goddard Scott W. Graves, ’99 Valorie Guthrie Scott Hageman Roger W. Hershey Danita K. Hodges Brian L. Hoffman, ‘86 Ruth E. Hotle Donna K. Howell Jennifer M. Ingraham Connie R. Jack, ’90 Debbie Johnston Jerry D. Jorgensen Traci L. Klasing Jack Larkin Donald H. Lennard Alan Liebrecht H. Camille Lloyd Helen Phelps Lucas, x59 Cary D. Lundy, ’82 Jody Manchion, ’99 Susan Marcellus Robert D. Mayer Debra McArthur Julie McCollum Laurie McCormack Neal L. McGregor, ’89, ’92
Susan Michaud, ’03 June E. Nothdurft Mohr, ’97 David F. Monchusie, ’00 Josephine M. Mortelli Jessica F. Nerad John R. Nesbitt Joyce A. Nevins Lucinda Noches Talbert John W. Noren Robert L. Ochsenhirt Dennis R. Okerstrom, ’74 Deborah Osborne LeeAnn Parsons, ’10 Mari Jane Hougen Peak Rebekah Pearson, ’08, ’09, ’11 Thomas W. Peterman Kelly R. Phillips C. Frederick Pingel, ’87 Greg Plumb Adam Potthast Deanna K. Potts Layne M. Prenger David V. Quemada Amy R. Reif Brian Renshaw Christine M. Reyes Priscilla R. Richer Niki D. Rittenhouse, ’03, ’04 Gregory L. Rose Andrea Dawn Sampson, ’09 Carol Sanders Sandra L. Sanders Karie B. Schaefer, ’06, ’12 Deena M. Schneider, ’08 Marthann Schulte G. Ann Schultis
Mary A. Shriner Janice Sieminski, ’08 Bret Silvis Charlie L. Smith Susan Smith Tara A. Smith, ’10 Peter E. Soule, ’72 Michel A. Sportsman Walton Dees Stallings Stephen W. Terry John Tew Steve Tingler Wade G. Tripp
Jayme Uden Patricia M. Urdang Kathy L. VanCleave William R. Venable, ’11 Linda J. Vestal, ’94 Regina G. Walker Dorla D. Watkins, ’80, ’00 Rita Weighill, ’90 Eileen West Barber, ’71, ’78 Timothy C. Westcott Hilary Wheat Jay M. Wilson, ’09 Stephen P. Wilson
Ami E. Wisdom Jane Wood David L. Yates, ’92 Steven Youngblood Thimios Zaharopoulos
Tribute Gifts Park University offers a meaningful way to celebrate those special individuals in our lives who have made a positive impact for which we are grateful. Park is privileged to receive these generous gifts in honor and in memory of faculty, alumni, staff and friends of the University. IN HONOR OF Jean Curl, ’50 by: William R. ’71, and Karen D. Walinow to: Park Fund Charles and Patty Garney by: Janet T. Cohen to: International Center for Music Greg Prymak and G. Ann Schultis by: Rosemary Fry Plakas, ’63 to: Friends of the Library Karolton W. Sefcik, ’78 by: Delphine M. Sefcik to: Library Fund Judy Vrieze by: Allison Elaine Vrieze to: Literacy Fund
IN MEMORY OF Ivan Glen Aldridge by: Levester and Winifred Edwards, ’03 to: Park Warrior Center Wilma K. Barrett by: Albert and Betty Dusing to: Friends of the Library Milo C. Brandt, ’42 by: Cynthia J. Barkdull, Gloria E. Boedeker, Yvonne Whitman Brandt, ’49, Martha E. Dearborn, John Michael Miller, Lori E. Morton-Fiers, Ann S. Wright to: Park Fund Wylene Brimmer by: Albert and Betty Dusing to: Friends of the Library Ann Etter Brown, ’49 by: Ross Brown, ’41 to: General Scholarship
Waldo Y. Burger, ’42 by: Mike and C. Terry Trost to: Park Fund
Elizabeth Tipton Gartrell, ’34 by: Kevin and Ruth Crabtree to: Park Fund
Waldo Y. Burger, ’42 by: Jean K. Francisco, Shirley A. Stallard, Delmar P. Sutherland to: General Scholarship
Morene Sue Grisham, ’88 by: Roy Robert Lorenz, ’79 to: Park Fund
Jean Carrick by: Malcolm R. Carrick, ’46† to: General Scholarship
Consuelo Juarez by: Greg Prymak and G. Ann Schultis, Albert and Betty Dusing to: Friends of the Library
Howard Lowe Cordes by: Albert and Betty Dusing to: Friends of the Library
Joseph E. Lloyd, ’81 by: Alice Lloyd to: Park Fund
Arden H. Droge by: Erik O. Bergrud, ’94, Robert C. and Beverly Burns, Gayden F. Carruth, David and Laure A. Christensen, John and Suzan Ann Corcione, John S. Dean, Mike and Katheen J. Dodd, Bessie L. Droge, Michael and Molly A. Droge, Scott Wakefield Graves, ’99, Scott and Beth Louise Hageman, Donald J. Hall Family, Donald J. and Adele C. Hall Donor Advisory Fund, Roger W. and Nancy Hershey, Jerry D. and JoAnn Jorgensen, Benny and Edith Lee, Jerold and Susan Marcellus, Dennis and Laurie McCormack, John E. Miller, Louise Morden, Mari Jane Peak, Rosemary Fry Plakas, ’63, Kevin and Jeanette Prenger, ’09, Robert A. ’60, and Nona Edith Lynn Richardson, ’58, Danny Sakata, Mary A. Shriner, John H. and Janice Sieminski, ’08, Charlie L. Smith and Mariann McCormally, Hugh G. Stocks and Laurie N. DiPadova-Stocks, Kathy L. VanCleave, Jane Wood, Thimios Zaharopoulos and Julia Crain to: Arden H. Droge Scholarship
Chris Loggy by: Albert and Betty Dusing to: Friends of the Library
Arden H. Droge by: Albert and Betty Dusing to: Friends of the Library
Carrie Loomer by: Albert and Betty Dusing to: Friends of the Library Nicholas E. Manchion by: Raymond and Marjorie Severin to: Nicholas Manchion Scholarship Mearl E. Martin by: Roger W. and Nancy Hershey to: Park Fund Elva Miller by: Jack E., ‘02, and Donna Miller to: Winona E. Flaherty Memorial Scholarship Bryan Nickerson, ’72 by: Peggy Jolly Nickerson, ’72 to: General Scholarship Bertha Pena by: Greg Prymak and G. Ann Schultis to: Friends of the Library
Susan Sakata by: Roger W. and Nancy Hershey to: Park Fund Charlene Schwenk Schoggen, ’43 by: Joe G. Schoggen, ’43 to: Park Fund John K. Sefcik, ’50 by: Delphine M. Sefcik to: Library Fund Mark Sherwood by: John E. and Jean H. Anderson, FIVEOFUS, Leslie Kathy Reese, Ann B. Simpson to: Marlowe Sherwood Endowed Scholarship Mark Sherwood by: Mike and C. Terry Trost to: Park Fund Marlowe Sherwood, ’63 by: Leslie Kathy Reese to: Marlowe Sherwood Endowed Scholarship Marlowe Sherwood, ’63 by: Mike and C. Terry Trost to: Park Fund Paul E. Sherwood, ’47 by: Leslie Kathy Reese to: Marlowe Sherwood Endowed Scholarship Harold F. Smith, ’44 by: Brenda K. Azinger, Thomas A. and Roberta R. Lupton Clark, ’44, Albert and Betty Dusing, Kenneth Robert Hougland, ’49†, James D. and Carolyn S. Llewellyn, Joseph and Dianna Llewellyn, McRuer CPAs, Rosemary Fry Plakas, ’63, Merrill F. Toms to: Friends of the Library David H. Thomas, ’15 by: Robert John, ’50 and Evelynn E. Thomas to: General Scholarship Meta Marie Oelfke Thomas by: Robert John, ’50 and Evelynn E. Thomas to: General Scholarship
Gladys Zimmerman Weber, ’24 by: William F. and Marilyn Weber Oline, ’53 to: Dr. Hamilton Endowed Scholarship
Luke Ryan Williams by: Raymond and Marjorie Severin to: Nicholas Manchion Scholarship
Louis Weber, ’25 by: William F. and Marilyn Weber Oline, ’53 to: Dr. Hamilton Endowed Scholarship
Samuel David Williams by: Raymond and Marjorie Severin to: Nicholas Manchion Scholarship
David Youtsey by: Albert and Betty Dusing to: Friends of the Library † — Donor passed away after making gift
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