Collaboration 2010-2011 Report to Investors
Collaboration "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." — Henry Ford Park University celebrates a year defined by collaboration — across campuses, communities and continents. At Park, we believe in bringing together people, knowledge and expertise to cultivate new ideas and new opportunities. The whole is truly greater than the sum of our parts. We are grateful to all of our valued partners — alumni, donors, business and civic leaders, students, faculty and staff — who are generously moving Park forward to an even brighter future.
Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.
Park University provides 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.
Core Values Accountability Civility and Respect Excellence Global Citizenship Inclusivity Integrity
Dear Friends, Collaboration in a single media, closed environment is a simple process. In our intermingling world that has resulted in profound global interdependency, though, collaboration is very complex. Everyone and every industry strives to excel and be influential in this global economy. As an early leader in global collaboration, Park University has advanced to a level of confidence that has resulted in important local, national and international relationships that will help shape our direction in global education. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said a potential solution included relinquishing protectionist views toward international education, and embracing an ethic in which “advancing education everywhere brings benefits to everyone.” At Park, we believe it is our responsibility to provide tangible evidence of excellence that not only demonstrates the amazing possibilities when education is enhanced by collaboration, but also to provide encouragement through example to those who may be inspired to excel. Active participation in groundbreaking organizations, whether local, national or international, are critical elements to ensuring we remain a frontrunner in
shaping the next iteration of global education. For example, I recently returned from a trip to Brussels, Belgium, where Park received two prestigious awards. Angie Peterson, director of the Office of International Education and Study Abroad, was named the 2011 Outstanding Campus Adviser, while Charif Hamidi, a 2011 Park graduate, received the 2011 University Chapter Leadership Award, from People to People International, an organization that seeks to enhance international understanding and friendship. Closer to home, Park University trustee Danny O'Neill (founder of The Roasterie in Kansas City) and I joined in a roundtable discussion, sponsored by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, which explored the roles of both education and private business in developing a global workforce. In addition, I was honored to be asked to serve as co-chair of the Greater Kansas City Area Development Council's Higher Education Task Force, which is charged with developing a comprehensive approach at how education is provided and the workforce is trained through the institutions in the region. At the same time, teams from Park are exploring new institutional partnership opportunities in China, Malaysia and Puerto Rico. In the pages that follow, you will read stories of individuals and companies that are active collaborators with Park, its students and faculty. In every story there is a message of alliance with Park that helps propel our mission of accessible
education for our world. Sometimes, the cooperative aspect is clear; in others, it is not as evident. It is always, though, clear that you — our alumni, friends, supporters and advocates — are the foundational strength behind our abilities to ensure we are truly preparing the global leaders of tomorrow to excel in their profession and their service to society. As we strive to remain a leader in global education, we thank you for your leadership and support in ensuring the resources and relationships are there for our students, faculty, programs and facilities. We are honored to collaborate with you on the future. With gratitude,
Michael H. Droge, Ph.D. President, Park University
The Tipping Point: Private philanthropy expands Park's military legacy Two pioneering donors and a national grant culminate in Park's new Department of Military and Veteran Student Services Donors. Grants. Gifts. Together, they have the power to do much more than cover costs. With vision and unwavering commitment, private philanthropy for Park has led to a tipping point to permanently expand the University's legacy of leadership in serving those who courageously serve our country. It began with a big idea — and big generosity — nearly four years ago. Two pioneering donors, R. Crosby Kemper and Thomas Holcom, embraced Park's desire to better serve the growing ranks of wounded military members. Together they provided $175,000 in start-up funding to create the Park Warrior Center, which is dedicated to serving the educational needs of transitioning wounded service members. In spring 2009, Park was awarded a $100,000 Success for Veterans Award Grant from the American Council on Education and the Walmart Foundation. Park was one of 20 higher learning institutions in the country — and the only one in the Midwest — to receive this competitive grant to create a curriculum to meet the unique educational needs of transitioning veterans.
Beyond the grant
“Today is an important day in Park's history as we dedicate this space as a physical manifestation of our emotional and practical commitment to our military and veteran students,” said Jerry Jorgensen, Ph.D., Park University provost and vice president for academic affairs. “As a retired Army colonel myself, one of the many things that attracted me to Park is the high priority it places on serving those who defend our country.”
When he joined Park less than 18 months ago to manage the Success for Veterans two-year grant program and Park Warrior Center, Terry was impressed by how much everyone at Park cared about serving military students. “They encouraged me to explore how Park could do even more to meet their needs.”
Today, the generosity of individuals, corporations and private foundations has culminated in the development of Park University's new Department of Military and Veteran Student Services. On Oct. 7, Park celebrated the grand opening of the new physical space for the department and the home of the Park Warrior Center.
The new initiatives to serve Park's military students benefitted from the inspired leadership of Stephen Terry, director of military and veteran student services.
During the dedication ceremony, Park honored the transformative philanthropy of two individuals and their companies that helped make it all possible. “Tom Holcom, CEO of Pioneer Services, and R. Crosby Kemper, chair emeritus of UMB Bank, boldly supported our efforts with their spirit, ideas and financial support to make the Park Warrior Center a reality,” said Gary Wages, Park's Board of Trustees chair.
Terry met with veteran and education advisers at Park's campus centers on military installations across the country, providing service, training and research. At first, Terry proposed an “office” of veteran Stephen Terry, Park's director of military and veteran student services.
On a windy Oct. 7, Park University celebrated the grand opening of its new Office for Military and Veteran Student Services, home of the Park Warrior Center, located on the first floor of Thompson Commons on the Parkville Campus. From left: Bebe Kemper; Park President Dr. Michael Droge; R. Crosby Kemper, chairman emeritus of UMB Bank; Tom Holcom, CEO of Pioneer Services and member of Park's Board of Trustees; Denise Holcom; Stephen Terry, director of Park's military and veteran student services department; retired Lt. Gen. Robert Arter; and Lois Arter.
The power of education — and inspiring the confidence to “go for it” — drives Terry and his staff of military veterans who assist fellow military students every day. “I spent years in active duty and in the reserves, and had no idea what was available to me — or even possible for me,” Terry said. “Every day, I get to help veterans just like me. When I talk with them, I see me sitting in the chair with all the same questions. Many of them doubt that they are 'college material' — and so did I. So I can relate to their questions and concerns. I have the best job in the world.”
services. “Then I met with Dr. Jorgensen, as well as (Park University president) Dr. Michael Droge and (Vice President for University Advancement) Laurie McCormack. They challenged me to think bigger, more broadly,” Terry said. "Ultimately, I developed a proposal for a department to serve both active and veteran students, able and wounded, which was a much bigger idea." Collectively, their big thinking paid off. The Park Board of Trustees approved Terry's proposal on Aug. 1 and Park University's Department of Military and Veteran Student Services became a reality.
In their boots
“Making the transition from the military to college can be a stressful time for veterans,” said Terry, a combat veteran and former staff sergeant in the U.S. Army. “Veterans need to know someone understands and cares about them. At Park, they know that we've been in their same boots.” Since 2003, the wounded warrior population has grown, with many soldiers returning home with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. “We consider these just as important and real as all other physical disabilities,” Terry said. “We call them 'wounds above the shoulders.'”
Terry said the new department is focused on providing the utmost in personal assistance to service members and veterans. “In addition to our educational programs, we help write application letters, call admissions counselors or obtain records for them, whether they're in our offices, on one of Park's campus centers or deployed in Afghanistan,” he said. “We make it a priority to respond personally to all inquiries within 24 hours and continually follow up — whatever they need to ensure their success.”
Park University serves the educational needs of the military through 40 campus centers in 21 states, 35 of which are on military installations. Each year, more than half of Park's 22,000-plus students are either military service or family members, making Park the sixth largest provider of college credit to the military in the nation.
Park's Department of Military and Veteran Student Services The Department of Military and Veteran Student Services provides resources for active duty service members and veterans who are transitioning from the military to pursue civilian education and career goals. The department offers individualized support to assist with education, employment, finances, relationships, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Wounded warriors have different needs than typical students due to combat stress and other disabilities. The Park Warrior Center, a component of the Department of Military and Veteran Student Services, gives wounded warriors a jump-start on their educational goals. Wounded warriors participate in the program as a team and are also paired with a veteran mentor for individual advising. Approved spouses, dependents or friends are encouraged to enroll in the same courses at no charge as a “learning buddy” to offer additional support and encouragement. Credits earned can be transferred toward a Park University or other higher education institution's degree program. In 2009, the University received a $100,000 Success for Veterans Award Grant from the American Council on Education and the Walmart Foundation. Park was one of just 20 higher learning institutions in the country, and the only one in the Midwest, awarded the grant, which recognized model programs advancing access and success in higher education for veterans and their families. The program, which provides a smooth transition to college for veteran students, developed five courses delivered online or face-to-face to accommodate service members at home and abroad.
My Brother's Keeper Retired Lt. Gen. Robert Arter and his wife, Lois, donated a limited edition framed print, titled “My Brother's Keeper,” by artist Marc Wolfe. The print is prominently displayed in the new Office for Military and Veteran Student Services. Arter's distinguished career began in 1950 when he was commissioned from Ohio State University as a second lieutenant. Through his nearly 60-year career, he held command and staff positions culminating with his role as commanding general, Sixth United States Army. He is currently the chair of the board of trustees of the Command and General Staff College Foundation at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
From PTSD to Park
Park Warrior Center provides path to brighter future After returning from Iraq, U.S. Army Spc. Patrick Clark spent months “lost in the sauce.” He entered the military soon after high school graduation in 2002 to help pay for college. “I knew there was a risk of being deployed after 9/11, but I took the chance.” In January 2004, Clark was on his way to Iraq. “What I was told it would be and what it turned out to be was quite different,” he said. Clark spent more than a year driving through small villages, ostensibly as ground security for civil affairs. His job was to study the grounds for the slightest hint of a stray wire, a freshly covered pothole or suspicious roadkill. “From dawn to dusk, we swept the streets looking for telltale signs of IEDs (improvised explosive devices),” Clark said. “In Iraq, there wasn't a lot of traditional combat. We didn't know who we were fighting. There were no uniforms. Anyone could be your enemy.”
Facing down sudden explosions On April 15, 2004, Clark experienced his first IED.
“It was two artillery rounds taped together on the road that was detonated by a cell phone. We missed the explosion by about 15 feet doing 50 miles per hour down the road in an unarmored Humvee,” Clark said. “It was a game-changer for me in the military and in my life.”
U.S. Army Spc. Patrick Clark was deployed to Iraq in 2004. Today, Clark is a sophomore at Park University and works part-time in the Office for Military and Veteran Student Services with the Park Warrior Center programs to help other veterans make the transition from the military to pursuing their education.
Park Warrior Center staff member Patrick Clark, left, speaks with Stephen Terry, director of Park's military and veteran student services department, inside the Park Warrior Center.
He would witness more than a dozen more IED explosions before leaving Iraq. “Luckily, we didn't lose a single guy in my battalion,” he said. It wasn't until Clark returned to civilian life in 2006 that he began to feel the impact of facing down the daily fear of sudden explosions. “At first, I didn't know what was happening to me. I couldn't go into restaurants because they were too loud. Little children playing scared me, even my own nieces.” Clark suffered constant nightmares, anxiety and angry outbursts that led to job and social instability. He didn't know his problem had a name until he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. “I could function in the world, but I wasn't really there. I called it being 'lost in the sauce,'” he said. Instead of college, Clark decided to get a job after the military. “I knew about the GI Bill, but I was afraid to go to school. I wasn't the best student in high school, and it had been a long time since I'd been
in a classroom.” Frustrated with his career progress without an education, Clark tested the waters at a community college but struggled with a school that didn't understand his military background or his challenges with PTSD.
Serving those who served
Before giving up, he decided to take a look at Park. “I clicked the 'military' link on the homepage of the Park website and within an hour I got a call from Stephen Terry (director of military and veteran student services). I admitted that I had a bad case of PTSD, but Stephen was encouraging. He immediately e-mailed me everything I needed to transfer,” Clark said. “I wasn't fully aware of the Park Warrior Center then, but I remember being glad to see on Stephen's e-mail signature that he was former military.” Clark said he had never experienced this kind of support. “Veterans have different concerns, situations
and paperwork. It's not easy to find a place like the Park Warrior Center where people 'get it.'” Today, Clark is a sophomore at Park majoring in criminal justice. He also works part-time in the Office for Military and Veteran Student Services with the Park Warrior Center programs to help with social media outreach and assisting other service members. “I enjoy helping other veterans just as Park did for me.” Clark said every university should have something like the Park Warrior Center to guide those who are struggling with injury, through the transition between the two worlds of the military and education. “Military members are trained to be soldiers and serve their country. We don't want special treatment,” Clark said. “In fact, that's why when we answer the phones to talk with veterans, we don't ask 'How can we help you?' but rather we ask 'How can we serve you?'”
Making Memories: Park students give back and learn in partnership with Crossroads Hospice
A partnership between Park University and Crossroads Hospice is changing the way students learn in the classroom about death and dying, while offering hospice patients a chance to tell their stories to friends and families. Funded by a $10,000 grant from the Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation, the partnership pairs Park students from a wide variety of disciplines â€” including psychology, social work, philosophy and nursing â€” with Crossroads patients to document the patients' life stories in memory books.
Park nursing student Tina Hill, right, speaks with a Crossroads Hospice patient about her memory book.
As part of the partnership with Crossroads Hospice, Park University students meet with hospice patients to talk about their lives, their families, interests and hobbies, and put together memory scrapbooks that the patients' families can keep to remember their loved one.
A portion of the grant is also being used to help Park faculty increase their knowledge about hospice, death and dying, and offering them resources and professional development to help in curriculum development.
For Crossroads' licensed practical nurse Colleen McDermott and Park students who are participating this semester, the project is a chance for them to
learn about hospice care, but also take a step away from the clinical side of their training. “I learned to slow down; to really appreciate the simple things,” said McDermott, who has been working full time at Crossroads since graduating from Park with an associate degree in nursing in May 2010. “We get so busy (as nurses) that we sometimes forget that there's a person there — someone who lived a life.”
That's one of the benefits seen by Molly Shalz, Crossroads volunteer coordinator, too. “It really humanizes the patient,” she said. “They aren't a chart; they're not a number. They have lived a life and still have life.”
Both sides benefit
Even at just a year old for the partnership, both the University and Crossroads are reaping great benefits, agreed Jane Wood, dean of Park's College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Jeannie Thomas, Crossroads director of admissions and marketing, and a 1999 Park graduate. “There are so many misconceptions about hospice,” Thomas said. “This enables us to normalize the conversation. It's not such a scary thing. It's really about life. And Crossroads gets community involvement and energy from the students.” As for Park, obviously, Wood said, the education of the students is the number one goal, but the faculty is also benefitting from the partnership. “They are helping students put academic theory into practice,” she said. “And faculty will be able to publish on this as well.” The partnership works because Park and Crossroads have similar goals, Wood said, in wanting students to have more clinical experiences with hospice. Students tell the patients' story in whatever way seems most appropriate to the individual. “We had one patient who couldn't remember a lot, but did remember her recipes and had her recipe cards,” Shalz said. “The student took those and really ran with it, and it became a great recipe book. The students get really creative.” “We encourage the students to have the process be more organic than just interviewing the patients,” she added. “We want them to strike up a conversation, to create a relationship with the patient. The patient is giving a gift to the family, leaving a legacy with photos and the most important things in their lives.”
Putting knowledge to work
For students, the bottom line has been the opportunity to step outside of the classroom and put their knowledge to work.
Last year, 10 students chose to work at Crossroads. During this Fall 2011 semester, 20 students are involved.
legacy of the book is something that will be great for the family to cherish. I think they will absolutely draw comfort from it.”
Tina Hill, a Park nursing student who will graduate in May 2012, has been working this semester on a memory book. She's met with her patient a number of times, talking about the woman's life and putting together pictures and words that tell her story. The process helps her patient cope with her dementia and end-of-life issues.
Shalz sees unlimited potential for the program. Right now, Shalz is working on the project as a part of her overall duties, but she foresees a time when the training and coordination will require someone's full-time attention.
“I think in talking with her that I am able to sometimes redirect her out of a negative state and give her a good experience,” Hill said. “The
“It has endless growth potential,” she said. “We want to do more.”
Scholarships Park CIO endows scholarships to honor brother and benefactor David Monchusie, '00, grew up in a single-parent home in South Africa. His hard work and determination enabled him to get a college degree, immigrate to the United States and become Park's chief information officer. Now, by establishing two scholarships at Park, he's hoping to pay forward the opportunities he has had. Currently, the scholarships are being financed through Monchusie's annual contributions to the two funds. At the same time, he is making contributions toward a life insurance policy that will ensure the scholarships continue to benefit Park students, even after his death. David Monchusie holds photos of his friend, Carol Saunders Patterson, and his brother, Norman Lucas Monchusie.
Scholarships Monchusie scholarships (continued)
Honoring one who helped
The Carol Saunders Patterson Scholarship is a way to honor one of the people who helped him and his family along the way. Upon his arrival in Kansas City, Monchusie met Patterson through his church, St. Andrew's Episcopal. She became a close friend and benefactor for his family before her death from cancer. “She took us into her heart,” Monchusie said. “Her giving inspired me.” That scholarship will be awarded annually to an American student who comes from a single-parent home and has demonstrable need as Monchusie did. “I want to honor her and give back,” he said.
Scholarship recognizes sacrifice
The second scholarship is named for Monchusie's late, older brother, Norman Lucas Monchusie. His brother sacrificed his own academic opportunities to help his mother raise David and his other five siblings, before he was killed in a car accident. The money will be awarded to a student from Haiti, South Africa or other African country, again from a single-parent home with demonstrable need. Carol Saunders Patterson
“My single mom raised seven children,” he said. “I want to help someone (with both scholarships) who wants to progress in life, but has a need.”
Norman Lucas Monchusie
Monchusie is the first person in his family to graduate from college. That, combined with the gifts he's received through his relationship with his church and Park, has really defined the American experience for him.
“This is a nation of giving,” he said. “I want to be a part of it.”
Music students offered new scholarship The new Julia and Ferris Boutross Scholarship will benefit worthy music students at Park University. The scholarship is made possible by a $50,000 gift from their nephew, James M. Malouff III.
Ernest and Mary Esch
Park alumnus and wife give $73,500 for awards Thanks to Ernest R. Esch, '30, and his wife, Mary Reid Esch, Park University has two new scholarships. A $73,500 gift from the estate of Mary Reid Esch established the scholarships, which are endowed by money from Ernest Esch's estate as well. For many years, he intended that a certain percentage of his estate be designated for student scholarships at Park. The two scholarships are to be awarded to students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average and have a financial need. â€œI'm glad my family could do this for the institution Ernest and Mary so loved,â€? said Sydney Reid-Hedge, the couple's daughter. Ernest Esch graduated from Park in 1930. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World
Estates establish scholarships War II. He earned a master's degree from New York University before becoming educational director for First City National Bank of New York City. He later worked at banks in Kansas City and McGregor, Texas. He served as president of the Park Alumni Association and then as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1948 to 1956. He was a recipient of Park's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1966. He died in 1996 at the age of 87. Although she wasn't a Park graduate, Mary fell in love with Ernest and, soon after they were married, she fell in love with Park. During her career, she served as executive assistant to the Commanding Generals, Army Air Force, in Denver, and established the Office of the Department of Interior, U. S. Geological Survey in Dallas.
Malouff is a fan of Park's International Center for Music. His intent in creating this endowment is to honor a maternal aunt and uncle who placed a high value on education and who were self-educated in a number of areas, including music, art, literature, history and business. Currently the president of Malouff Companies, a commercial real estate service and non-real estate consulting firm based in Kansas City, Mo., Malouff is heavily involved in civic endeavors and has chaired or been a board member of several organizations with local and international activities. The scholarship's namesakes were Kansas City natives and were actively involved in the community: Julia Boutross remained single throughout her life. Her father's death in 1943 curtailed her education as she assumed responsibility for supporting her family. She was active in the community and served as a docent at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., was a member of the Fireside Committee of the Kansas City Art Institute and the New Theatre Guild Foundation. She was learned in classical music and was an avid bridge player. Her brother, Ferris T. Boutross, was a restaurateur, running Boots and Coates, a south Kansas City icon, until his retirement. While he didn't attend college, he valued education and developed an appreciation for classical and opera music, history and other subjects. He also valued those who aspired to succeed in business, worked hard and applied themselves. Recipients of this award are to demonstrate a need and be seeking a degree in classical music at Park.
Scholarships Good times at Jolly Roger lead to scholarship In setting up the scholarship, the Fowlers wanted to honor students with a strong desire for furthering their education, but who might not be able to afford Park without the assistance. “We want it to go to somebody like Jack, who had a great desire, but couldn't come otherwise,” Barbara said.
Jack, '54, and Barbara Hays Fowler, '55, met at Park University by chance. But their $100,000 gift for a scholarship to the University is very deliberate and based on the couple's longstanding love for Park and the student center where they spent much of their time while students. Jack and Barbara met as Barbara drove onto the campus to begin her freshman year. Jack was part of the welcoming committee and helped direct Barbara and her parents to her dormitory. Later, when freshmen were required to ask upperclassmen to attend a dance, Barbara extended an invitation to Jack and their relationship began. Throughout their time at Park, many of their dates involved meeting each other and friends at the on-campus café/bowling alley, the Jolly Roger, housed in the lower level of the gymnasium (then known as Labor Hall, now the Intramural Field House and Fitness Center), so they chose to honor that memory by naming the scholarship for the hangout.
Jack came to Park after hearing about the University as he was in search of construction work in Iowa. While working on a bridge project, he rented a room from a couple whose son attended Park. They told him about the workstudy program, which was the perfect opportunity for him to continue his education. Jack credits Park for teaching him skills that helped him build a successful real estate business in Boulder, Colo., after graduation. “I think the things I learned at Park — solving problems, coming up with options and then doing it — have carried me through,” he said. “My education meant a lot to me.” Today, the Fowlers live in Boulder, where they raised their four children. And even though the Jolly Roger is long gone from the Parkville Campus, they regularly visit Park for alumni events.
“We have great memories and such good feelings about Park,” Barbara said. The Jolly Roger was created in 1946 and was the first student recreation area on the Parkville campus.
Taiwan to Park: Long ties lead to scholarship Park University and the Republic of China (Taiwan) have a long and special relationship, dating back to 1938 when Hollington Tong received the first honorary degree conferred by Park to a Taiwanese citizen. Now the relationship is taking another leap forward thanks to Park President Michael Droge, Ph.D., and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Kansas City. The $30,000 gift to the University establishes a scholarship for a deserving student from Taiwan. The student will be expected to pursue a degree that studies the relationship between Taiwan and the United States, said Lawrence Tseng, director of TECO-KC.
Historical leaders part of Park The relationship between Park and Taiwan is an interesting one, Droge said. After Tong received his honorary degree, another was conferred in 1954 to Ting-Fu Tsiang and one in 1994 to Lyshyn Shen.
Ming Chuan University, with which Park has a student-faculty exchange program.
Scholarship honors family with nine Park graduates
Goal to further connection
Continuing a family tradition, Lorene Metheny Knight, '39, and Ethel Metheny Bricker, '44 remembered Park University in their estate plans.
The goal with the scholarship, from Park's point of view, is to “strengthen the connection with Taiwan. We want more students to be able to come and study here,” Droge said. Droge also is looking for more ways that Park and Taiwan can work together. There are conversations ongoing about teaming up with the Taipei Medical University and providing training for junior diplomats. “This all makes sense for the legacy of our relationship,” Droge said. “It's amazing to think of the long connection — even before there was a Taiwan. We are a big part of its history.”
Both Tong and Tsiang attended Park in the early 1900s. They both were ambassadors to the United States from Taiwan, and Shen was a vice minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan.
As a result, the sisters, who passed away in 2009 and 2010, respectively, bequeathed more than $180,000 to continue scholarships previously established in honor of their father, Harrison L. Metheny, '14, and their brother, David Metheny, '50. The Metheny family and Park are incredibly intertwined. In addition to the sisters, their brother and father, other Metheny family members who graduated from Park include another sister, Mary Putman, '41, Lorene's son, Ronald, '65, and each of Harrison's three wives, Anna Meyer Metheny, '16 (mother of Lorene, Ethel and Mary), Edna Artz Metheny, '14 (mother of David), and Gertrude Baker Metheny, '14 (whom he married following their 50th class reunion). Harrison served Park as president of the Alumni Association and was honored in 1961 for his service to the University as a Distinguished Alumnus. Edna Artz Metheny was selected “Outstanding Park Mother” in 1963.
“Park started enrolling international students in the 1800s,” Droge said. “When they returned home, they were key players in the formation of Taiwan. Chiang Kai-shek's eldest grandson is an alumnus.” Droge's interest in Taiwan comes from all of Park's history and his visit a few years ago to
Family tradition lives on
From left: Dr. Lyshyn Shen, deputy minister of Taiwan; Park President Dr. Michael Droge; and Benny Lee, member of Park's Board of Trustees and a Taipei native.
The Harrison Metheny Endowed Scholarship was originally funded in 1999. It is awarded annually to a full-time junior or senior Park student who carries a grade point average of at least 2.75. The student must be involved in Park activities, have a financial need and recommendations from two professors.
Welcome to College Park opens doors to introduce high school students to campus and the business world Summer Business Academy Sponsors Candice Bennett & Associates Inc. eShipping LLC Robert A. Fowler, '82 KCI Rotary Club KCP&L Kathy Koehler The Koehler-Bortnick Team R.A. Long Foundation Dominic Lopez Mazuma Credit Union Parkville Rotary Club Charles Schwab & Co. WireCo WorldGroup
In its second year, Park University's Summer Business Academy gave high school students a look into the world of business and life on a college campus. This year's Academy took place at the University's Parkville Campus in June. Modeled after the Park School of Business' popular Introduction to Business course, the Academy is a combination of classroom sessions, field trips, mentoring and team building.
The program is open to 20 high school students preparing for their sophomore or junior year. The students are primarily at-risk and future first-generation college students. Each of this year's participants received scholarships to attend the Summer Business Academy thanks to the generous support of its sponsors. Students visited the WireCo WorldGroup manufacturing facility in Sedalia, Mo., the Harley-Davidson motorcycle plant in Kansas City, Mo., and attended a business formal “etiquette dinner” at The National Golf Club of Kansas City.
Envisioning a brighter future Dominic Lopez, vice president and financial consultant at Charles Schwab in Kansas City, Mo., hosted the students at his offices.
“I think the most important thing about the Academy is reaching out to the kids and showing them that their future can be more than what their current situation might say it can be,” said Lopez, who also sits on the Park School of Business Advisory Board. For Lopez, working with students at the Academy was a way to give back and thank those who helped him as he built his career. “I didn't just walk into this,” he said. “I had to work to succeed.” He hopes his efforts and the Academy program show students that they can go to college and build successful business careers. “It just takes one person to tell you that you can do it,” Lopez said.
Founders Day 2011: Focusing on the arts at Park
The arts and the introduction of the first Presidential Honors Scholarship recipient took center stage at Park University's annual Founders Day celebration on May 18 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Mo. For nine years, Founders Day has been raising funds to establish the Presidential Honors Scholarship, which provides full tuition, room and board for academically talented students. Park was proud to present its inaugural Presidential Honors Scholarship to Miki Katuwal. Originally from Nepal, Katuwal is a senior majoring in biology and physical geography, and a student in Park's Degree with Honors program. "Miki has significantly contributed to Park through her many leadership and service activities,” said Virginia Brackett, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Park's Department of English and Modern Languages, and director of the Degree with Honors program, who presented the award to Katuwal.
Katuwal's academic accomplishments include completion of a summer research internship at the University of Pittsburgh and a summer research program in molecular biology at Princeton University. “Most of you in the room tonight have supported our Founders Day consistently for many years,” Park President Michael Droge, Ph.D., told the crowd. “Each year your support has been put toward growing a fund that will offer the premiere scholarship opportunity available at Park University.” When fully funded, the scholarship will annually cover tuition for 20 academically talented students, many of whom do not have the financial means to achieve their educational goals without it. The evening celebration featured not only the Kemper Museum's premiere collection of art, but also showcased the visual, poetic and theatrical talents of Park students. Event centerpieces were unique frames created by Park visual arts students, with student-written poetry placed inside. Capping off the evening was a performance of a scene from “Big Maggie,” by Park's theatre program, which had also performed it at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Laurie McCormack, vice president for university advancement, said the University is grateful to the many annual supporters of Park and the Presidential Honors Scholarship. “Founders Day began more than a century ago as a celebration by students to honor Park's founders, so it is appropriate that this important event has raised money to support outstanding students in their quest for education,” she said.
From left: Park President Dr. Michael Droge, Miki Katuwal, Park Board of Trustees member Tom Holcom and Dr. Virginia Brackett.
Founders Day sponsors Park University thanks this year's sponsors for their continued support of Founders Day and the Presidential Honors Scholarship fund. MAGNA CUM LAUDE SPONSORS NCS Pearson eCollege Neil and Blanche Sosland
Front Row: Dr. Jane Wood, Dr. Molly Droge, Dr. Merna Saliman, Mark James, Back Row: Dr. Michael Droge, Dr. Joseph Seabrooks
David Disney, Laurie McCormack, Trustee Peter deSilva
Centerpieces were designed by Park visual arts students and the poetry was contributed by Park creative writing students.
Karen Von Der Bruegge, Doug and Lori Allen
CUM LAUDE SPONSORS Cerner Corp. Davis Sands & Collins PC Michael and Kathy Dodd Drs. Michael and Molly Droge Pioneer Services UMB Bank BACCALAUREATE SPONSORS AECOM Aon Foundation Aramark Barnes & Noble Bookstore BKD LLP Robert and Beverly Burns Hunt Martin Materials LLC McCownGordon Construction Virginia McCoy Metropolitan Community Colleges Park University Enterprises Pepsi Beverage Co. ProPrint Inc. Sodexo Truman Medical Centers US Bank
Park Statistics Expenditures
The annual cost of providing degree programs and services to more than 22,000 students nationwide.
$80,000,000 $70,000,000 $60,000,000
On average, tuition accounts for 91 percent of institutional revenue.
$50,000,000 $40,000,000 $30,000,000 $20,000,000 $10,000,000 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 2010-11 by source. n Other individual n Alumni n Foundation n Business/Corporation n Other non-individual*
*Non-individual refers to estates and trusts.
Percentage of total number of gifts 2009-10. n Other individual n Alumni n Foundation n Business/Corporation n Other non-individual*
Percentage of total number of gifts 2010-11. 53% 42%
n Other individual n Alumni n Foundation n Business/Corporation n Other non-individual*
Facts about Park University 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€œSir Georgeâ€? 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: 11 Bachelors: 49 Masters: 7
Park's mascot Sir George
Unduplicated annual headcount: 22,678 Degrees awarded annually: 2,700 Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1 Graduate student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1 Ethnic student population: 45 percent International students: 640 (from 96 countries) Full-time staff/faculty: 430 staff/127 faculty Library holdings: 158,000 Financial aid awarded (FY 2010): $74,223,006 Endowment: $42,517,750
Distance learning 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 20 Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education.
Campus centers 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.
Park University has 40 campus centers in 21 states. The flagship campus is in Parkville, Mo.
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, 2010, and June 30, 2011. We have made every effort to ensure accuracy. If you believe corrections or additions are needed, please call (816) 584-6816.
FIDES ET LABOR CLUB
Estate of Mary E. Reid Esch Jack, '54, and Barbara Hays Fowler, '55 Goppert Foundation James Malouff Cameron H. and Ethel Metheny Morrison Living Trust Xerox Foundation
Cerner Corporation Michael and Molly Droge Dennis, '69, and Bonnie Wallace Epperson, '70 Doris Howell, '44 Marjory Louise Rodgers Rice Charitable Trust Raytheon Company SI Consulting LLC Neil and Blanche Sosland Fund Jo D. and Frances Stockwell
Gifts totaling $50,000 or more
Gifts totaling $25,000 or more Charles Caldwell The Knight Irrevocable Charitable Remainder Trust Virginia McCoy R.C. Kemper Charitable Trust The Sunderland Foundation Taipei Economic & Cultural Office â€“ Kansas City
CLOCK TOWER CLUB
Gifts totaling $10,000-$24,999
Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation Manuchair, '60, and Pari Maheronnagsh Ebadi, '62 Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Benny and Edith Lee John and Jane McMillan Missouri Colleges Fund Inc. NCS Pearson eCollege Pioneer Financial Services Inc. Richard J. Stern Foundation Dorla Watkins, '80, '00 Philip, '62, and Carol Groundwater Wheeler, '62 WireCo World Group
Gifts totaling $5,000-$9,999
CANARY AND WINE CLUB Gifts totaling $1,000-$4,999
AECOM Technical Services Aon Foundation Aramark Aramark Management Services Arndtsen Cooperative Enterprises Aves Plus LLC Barnes & Noble Bookstore BENS Erik, '94, and Lisa Bergrud, '95 Eliot Berkley Tom Billing BKD LLP John and Judy Brown Robert and Beverly Burns Candice Bennett & Associates Inc. James, '49, and Mae Cariddi Gayden Carruth Terry Christenberry and Ann Mesle Shirley Miller Clark, '61 Clarinda Creighton Davis Sands & Collins PC Woody and Louise Davis Mike and Katheen Dodd DST Systems
Enterprise Rent-A-Car James, '71, and Cindy Humbird Flaherty, '73 Francis Family Foundation Karen Peters Frankenfeld, '59 Fred H. Pryor Foundation Fund Fred Pryor Seminars Garney Family Foundation The Great Frame Up Donald and Adele Hall Harold E. Hirsch Foundation Roger and Nancy Hershey Brian, '86, and Nadienne Hoffman, '03 Hunt Martin Material LLC JE Dunn Construction Company Pete Kale, '71 Dimitri Karakitsos KCP&L Arthur, '65, and Susan Kluge Dean, '53, and Charlotte Larrick LaserCycle Inc. John Layman, '55 Dominic Lopez Donald and Barbara MacDonald Antoinette Madeira, '88 Robert, '50, and Royce Martin William Masland John and Debra McArthur Dennis and Laurie McCormack McCownGordon Construction LLC Mira Mdivani Metropolitan Community College Mid-America Contractors David, '00, and Petunia Monchusie Thomas Mooney, '67 Louise Morden Gerald and Margaret Moss Danny and Carla Oâ€™Neill Orscheln Industries Foundation Park University Alumni Association Parkville Rotary Club
William, '67, and Linda Lawton Perry, '67 Amber Peschka Thomas and Cheryll Peterman Audrey Oberhelman Pollard, '49 ProPrint Inc. David and Patria Quemada Frank Quemada R. A. Long Foundation Ruiz & Associates Saint Lukeâ€™s Northland Hospital Danny and Susan Sakata Carol Sanders Kenneth and Roswitha Schaffer James Scheib Joe, '43, and Charlene Schwenk Schoggen, '43 Lois Schott Ronald, '70, and Michelle Minyard Schwartz, '70 Judy Simonitsch Sodexo and Affiliates Hannah Spragg Hugh Stocks and Laurie DiPadova-Stocks Richard and Sandra Thode Brittany Thornburg, '10 Time Warner Cable Billy and Diana Trotter Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation UBS Employee Giving Programs UMB Financial Corporation US Bank Estate of Clara M. Vernick Eric, '82, '85, and Kerri Wade Gary and Lynette Wages Michael and Rita Weighill, '90 David and Ann Wentz Jerry White and Cyprienne Simchowitz David, '69, and Brenda Stiff Wisniewski, '68 Thimios Zaharopoulos
Gifts totaling $1-$999 Gregory, '76, and Gail Abanavas Chad Ackerman Jorge Acosta Donna Waggoner Adams, '38 Kenneth Agres, '03 Phillip Ahlrichs Alex Aklagi
William, '58, and Frances Black Alcorn, '49 Melissa Aldrete, '04 James, '53, and Carolyn Jansen Alexander, '53 Yuliya Alexeeva Armand Alfonso Nancy Kringel Allen, '54 Kim Allen Richard Allen, '09 Rory Allen William Allen, '93 Stephen Allison, '69 John, '99, and Sylvana Alonzo, '00 Justin Ambrozia, '98, '09 Elizabeth Amirahmadi Don and Carolyn Anderson Paul and Elizabeth Anderson Robert and Sibila Anderson Kenneth, '74, and Patsy Andrews Andrews McMeel Universal Foundation Judith Appollis Alexandr Arakelov and Manana Elia Aramark Sports & Entertainment Services Pattye Archer Jose, '06, and Carmelita Arispe Deanna Medlin Armstrong, '70 Robert Armstrong Terry Arrington, '01, '02 Robert and Lois Arter Lori Asby Jennifer Ashby James and Elizabeth Scott Ashlock, '53 Judy Askenasy, '83 Kenneth, '04, and Karen Austin, '03 Rick and Verna Austin David, '58, and Cheryl Axon Fouad, '80, and Jasmine Azab William, '50, and Versa Lou Warr Bailey, '50 Wilbert Bailey, '74 Donna Gifford Baker, '03, '04 Richard Baker, '02, '04 Theresa Baker, '75 William, '99, and Deborah Baker Wendy Baldwin Glenda Ball, '03 Suzanne Ballou Byron and Rosemary Banta Philip Bapst, '09 Joseph Baranello, '06
Eileen West Barber, '71, '78 David Barclay, '53 Leslie Barnes, '96 Jack and Glynna Barnes Keith and Alice Barney Pamela Baron, '00 David and Rosalie Barreca James Bartley, '78, '79 Charles, '63, and Ruth Barton Brian Bassham, '08, '10 Karin Baur Howard, '67, and Barbara Inman Beall, '71 Carol Seay Bean, '44 Betsy McCoy Beasley, '64 James and Linda Beatty John Beck Tom Beck Doug Beichley Steven Beldin, '78 Mary Bell Erin Bellamy Hazel Bellamy Robert, '91, and Pamela Bellman Stuart Bender, '50 Betty Bennett Jo Bennett Donald and Mary Benson Wayne Berg, '82 Bruce, '70, and Kathleen Crane Berger, '71 David Berger, '89 Kenneth Berger, '69 Theodore, '71, and Mary West Betsch, '72 Brad Biles Larry, '67, and Jacqueline Bishard, '83 Darryl Bivens, '95 Willie, '76, and Charlene Black Brett and Alisha Blackwelder, '03 Frances Woodbury Blair, '41 John Blair, '65 Eric Blair, '06 Charles, '59, and Virginia Blankenship Rick, '84, and Lesli Hill Blount, '83 Bryan Boehm Shirley Durbin Bogren, '55 Beverly Bohn Vanessa M. Bonavia Tracey, '00, and Frank Bond, '05 Lynn, '61, and Kay Oates Bondurant, '62
Bobby Boose, '06 Gary, '84, and Carol Borchers Boston 128 Companies Inc. Carl Boyd Ed and Peggy Bradley James, '81, and Judith Brainard Heather Braland, '04 Jerry Breckon Robert, '90, and Lezlie Brillhart Charles Brindel, '65 Kharii Brodie, '92 Charlene Brown Joseph Brown, '87 Lawrence Brown, '98 Molly Brown Norman Brown Preston Brown, '86 Ross, '41, and Ann Etter Brown, '49 Scott, '92, and Carla Brown Frank, '54, and Claire Browning William, '53, and Mary Browning William and Virginia Bruch, '97 Vincent Brunson, '06 Dale Bryan, '83 Jeffrey Bryant, '82 Michael, '93, '09, and Zoila Bryant Waldo, '42, and Martha Burger William and Harriet Bittner Burgess, '46 Robert and JoAnne Burkhardt, '89 Jack, '54, and Barbara Burnell Dorian Busby, '09 David and Nancy Busija Rhonda Butler, '83 Kevin Butler, '11 Larry Byndom C&C Sales Inc. Michael and Mary Caffrey Mary Calder Sara Caldwell Fahring, '05 Jeanette Calles Eugene, '63, and Margaret Camp Arthur, '43, and Georgiana Campbell Francis Campbell, '78 Gordon, '79, and Lee Cannell Dolores Cano Robert, '62, and Beverly Somerville Cantine, '62 Margaret Petter Cardwell, '58 Leon Carey, '99
Senior Officers President: Michael H. Droge, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs: Clarinda H. Creighton Special Assistant for Administration: Paul H. Gault, '65, '88 Vice President and General Counsel: Roger Hershey, J.D., L.L.M. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Jerry D. Jorgensen, Ph.D. Vice President for University Advancement: Laurie D. McCormack Vice President for Finance and Administration: Dorla Watkins, '80, '00 Vice President for Communication: Rita M. Weighill, '90
Academic Deans School of Graduate and Professional Studies: Laurie DiPadova-Stocks, Ph.D. School of Business: Brad A. Kleindl, Ph.D. School for Education: Michelle (Shellie) Myers, Ed.D. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Jane Wood, Ph.D.
Park University's Honor Roll PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999
Carr Inc. Jerome, '86, and Martine Carrillo Jerry Carter, '79 Martha Cary, '95 Richard Casagrand, '97 Carlton Cash, '94 Rodger Chapin, '08 Edward Chapman, '81, '82 William, '84, and Florence Charest, '84 Willie Charley, '06 LaJeune Chattman, '98 Reneâ€™ and Consuelo Chaurand Tim Chelpaty, '69 Chevron Matching Gift Program Larry, '76, and Dee Childers Jamey Chinnock and Amy Porta David and Laure Christensen Jane Christison Kenneth and Jeanne Christopher Robert Ciccone, '67 Ronald, '93, and Kathleen Cichocki John Cigas Rochelle Cimochowski Brian Ciolek Patricia Cirino, '89 Nadine Clapp, '09 James, '06, and Candace Clark, '04 Jason Clark and Julie Reno, '06 James and Phyllis Clark Valarie Davis Claxton, '10 Charles Clay, '98 Richard Clemens, '94 Betty Cline Donald Coble, '85 Shovan Cochran, '91 Helen Cochran Dorothy Coffey, '78 Lora Cohn Vito and Cathy Colapietro, '06 Jill Servais Colburn, '94 Larry and Virginia Colburn Richard, '78, and Kathryn Coleman Lesley Collins Columbus Federal IAPP Mark and Mimi Comfort
Commercial Waterproofing Inc. Community America Credit Union Community Foundation of the Ozarks Georgianna Condit James, '49, and Opal Ringen Congdon, '49 Kathy Conner James, '56, and Mary Hay Cooke, '55 Arnold, '85, and Deborah Cooper Ronald Cooper, '75 Susan Corbeil, '08 Robert, '38, and Mary Corbett Sheryl Corchnoy, '95 John and Suzan Corcione Keith, '50, and Martha Fraser Couch, '51 Glendon and Karen Cox Timothy Cox Judith Coyle, '78 Daniel and Brooke Crosby, '03 Bernice Crummett, '83 Gudrum Crutchfield James Crutchfield, '77, '90 Jean Curl, '50 Calvin Currinder Wilbur, '96, and Margie Curtis David Curtis Ronald Curtis Thurma McKeever Curtis, '09 Page and Beverly Dame, '67 Robert, '04, and Brenda Dandridge, '07 Joseph, '56, and Betty Darby Thomas Davidoff, '68 Ann Soper Davidson, '52 Duane, '00, '03, and Mary Davidson Augustin, '83, and Kyong Davila Brian and Carol Davis Dennis Davis, '82, '83 Jesse Day Delfin Dayrit, '09 Kathryn Gatton Dearing, '70 Betty Deck Kyle Deere James and Margaret DeGoler Steven Delia, '93 Mary Demeritt Philip, '64, and Lucinda DeMoss LaRonald Dews, '88 John and Nancy Dillingham Oliver Dilworth, '87
David Diniz, '05 Mary Heagstedt Dittmar, '46 Robert Dodds and Deana Bland-Dodds, '89 Jane Turner Dodson, '40 K. Dolan Alejandro Dominguez, '08 Cecil and Linda Doubenmier Dorothy Dowgray Joanne Smith Drake, '53 Essie Dresser Joe, '70, and Jan Drew Bradley Duke, '01 Roberta Newsom Dunlap, '55 Sherburne Dunn, '90 Leisa Dunn Clarence Dupar Albert and Betty Dusing Helen Martin Dwyer, '50 Marie Theodosis Dyer, '50 Matthew Earle, '60 Roosevelt Easley, '94 Nancy Eastman Michelle Eastwood, '02 Charles Ebert, '78 Arlon and LaDonna Frazier Ebright, '80 ECCO Select Misti Eddie, '10 Alice Durbin Eddinger, '94 Larry, '68, and Yoko Edelstein John Edwards, '60 Levester and Winifred Edwards, '03 Marlise Edwards, '07 Robert Edward, '85 Wallace and Jean Wolfe Edwards, '44 Thomas Eichholz, '81 John, '97, and Rhonda Ellington Blake Elliott, '85 Bianca Dunams Ellis, '09 Carol Ellis Kathy Elser-Newman, '71 Carolyn McHenry Elwess, '71 Clayton Embry, '78, '81 Mike Emmick Robert Ensley eShipping Jose Espanol, '86 Estate of John Archibald Walker James Estes
Judith Estes Larry Evans, '01 William Ewing, '64 Linda Fairley-Norris Darold Farless, '73 Miles and Wendy Engle Farmer, '00 David Fazzini Edward Feeley, '02 Donald and Lora Kehr Fendlason, '58 Thomas Fields, '71 Patricia Fike Laura Filla Robert Filson, '60 Tanya Finn Audrey Fisher, '65 Michael and Marilu Fitzmorris, '98, '04, '05, '09 Carol Floersch Jeffrey Flora Carmen Flores, '00, '08 Douglas Folts, '78 David Foran NaTaya Ford, '96 Ronald, '75, and Karen Fory David, '61, and Anita Ferrer Foulk, '63 Robert Fowler, '82 Paul, '45, and Audrey Berlin Frair, '45 Maxine Brooks Francis, '44 Hubert Franklin, '91 Maria Monteleone Fraser, '71 Eddie, '77, and Martha Frederick Martha Giffen Freeman, '66 Christy French Harvey and SuEllen Fried, '75 Friends of Chamber Music Janet Bard Frizzle, '56 Martha Garcia Frook, '06 Beryl Fuller, '53 Vern Gabbert, '87 Timothy Gaigals Sonia Gamboa, '03, '05 Jennifer Ganaway, '98 Robert Gardner Paul Garrett, '67 Willie Garrett, '86 James, '97, and Tina Garrett Ambertara Laird Garrison, '96, '10 Billy Garton Roosevelt Gary, '80
James and Linda Gary, '93 Michael Gaughan Paul, '65, '88, and Sylvia Helms Gault, '60 Barbara Gearhart David Gedlinske, '96 Larry Gee, '05 Edward Geiger Kenneth Gelley, '89 William, '77*, and Carole Gemmill Gary George, '92, '96 Jerome Gerber, '80 Stanford and Linda McShann Gerber, '00, '03 Rick Gillis, '86 John, '49, and Dolores Gioia Ted Glickley, '87 Richard, '87, and Diane Glover Courtney Goddard Genevieve Godfrey Charles Goebel, '94 Antonio Gonzales, '06 Miguel Gonzalez Ruben, '05, and Adalia Gonzalez Donald, '69, and Linda Good John, '45, and Margaret Goodenberger Gary Goodnow, '71 Jerome Goolsby, '06 Mark Goulart, '08 Danny Grassi, '80, '84 Mary Graves Scott Gray Elton Green, '99 Lawrence Green, '01 Virginia Green, '51 John Greenlee Kay Gregory Nancy Greinke, '01 John Griffin, '03 Mary-Eleanore Griffin, '98 Michael, '08, and Victoria Griffith Robert, '63, and Gail Grinnell Julie Grubofski, '10 Grunawalt Baer Financial Mary Grunawalt Stephen Grund, '80 Lawrence Guillot Tracy Gulledge, '72 Arnold Gulley, '76, '77 Charles and Katie Gusewelle
Gerald Gustafson, '67 David, '67, and April Wilber Hackathorn, '69 John and Rebecca Hagan Tyler Haight James Hales, '76 Janice Hall Debra Hallgren, '00 Shawn Hallis Ernestene Hallman Denise Hamilton, '01 Vernon Hampson, '59 Freddie and Joyce Hamrick Ali and Charlotte Haris Sheryl Harkness, '94 Robert Harmon, '73 Christopher Harrington Dan Harris Nickea Harris Thomas Harrison Stella Hartington Jennifer Johannes Hascall, '07, '09 Vicki Hauser Anastasia Butler Hawkins, '10 Jonathan, '61, and Peggy Jandacek Hawley, '61 Colleen Healy Hayes Gwen Gibby Hayes, '51 Christine Hayward, '66 Renee Callahan Heagy, '09 Delores Higgins Heard, '51 Viola Heard Heartland Combined Federal Campaign Heartland Dental Group Heartland Motor Coach Inc. Timothy Hebert, '98 Edna Hedges Vincent and Catherine Heegn, '94 Doris Hemme Betty Nicholas Henderson, '50 Edward Henderson, '91 Verda Chalmers Henderson, '95 Gail Hennessy Frank Hennessey Casey Henry, '08 Henry E. Wurst Family Foundation Thomas Hensell, '92 Michael and Dolores Hernandez Hertz 911 Main LLC Gabriela Herwig, '00
Hesterberg Cafe Brenda Hicks Michele Hicks, '89 Tonya Higgenbotham Thomas Highsmith, '07 Edward Hight Robert Hilgemann, '04 Richard Hill William and Alix Broughton Hill, '64 Scott and Susan Hinderks Jody Hitchcock Michael Hobbs Robert, '70, and Sherry Hodge James and Danita Hodges Alex Hodos Sara Hoecker Jerry and Glenda Holder Stephen Holloway, '04 David Holt Edward Hooks, '93 David Hopkins, '96 Hormel Foods Charitable Trust Robert Hoskins, '74 Deborah Hotchkiss, '74 Ruth Hotle Paul Houghtaling, '59 Kenneth Hougland, '49 Donna Howell John Howell, '87 Wen Hsin Hub International Inc. James Huber Robert Hudson, '74 Marnie Bisig Huff, '10 David and Karen Myers Huinker, '69 Barbara Ahearn Hulse, '58 Manuel Humphrey, '04 Carla Hunter, '95, '96 Fred Hunter, '86 Ruth Rinehart Hunter, '44 Sally Hunter Ivan Huntoon Thomas Hunzeker, '71 Laine Hurdle Michael Hurley, '70 Hutchins & Haake LLC Hydraulic Power Systems Inc. Jason and Jennifer Ingraham
Office of University Advancement Staff Laurie D. McCormack Vice President for University Advancement (816) 584-6210 firstname.lastname@example.org Margaret (Peggy) Allee Alumni Relations Administrative Assistant (816) 584-6207 email@example.com Erik Bergrud, '94 Senior Director, Community and Government Relations (816) 584-6412 firstname.lastname@example.org Alisha Blackwelder, '03 Special Events Coordinator (816) 584-6420 email@example.com Lana Burke Administrative Assistant (816) 584-6200 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 Danita Hodges Administrative Assistant for the Vice President (816) 584-6209 email@example.com
Park University's Honor Roll PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999
Intel Charitable Match Trust Janet Irungu, '02 Renee Jack, '90 Huston Jack, '69 Carrie Jackson, '11 Jean Jackson Mary Jackson, '97 Sandra Howell Jackson, '99 Cynthia Jacobs, '05, '11 John and Lana Jacobs Mary Jacobs, '51 Stewart, '76, and Virginia Jaehnig Lawrence James, '77 Teresa James, '01 Bonnie Parker Janos, '54 Charles Jeffery, '71 Patricia Jenkins, '04 Ricky Jenkins, '01 Marian Jensen, '48 Deborah Jernigan, '85 Robert and Emilie Jester John Ray Properties LLC Andrew Johnson Carl Johnson, '87 James Johnson, '01, '04 Joseph Johnson, '99 LaKeisha Johnson, '08, '10 Sarah Johnson Stuart Johnson Debbie Johnston Donald, '80, and Carol Johnston Martin Jolley Albert Jones, '95 Anthony Jones, '06 Eldon Jones Falvorees Jones, '00 Fred Jones, '87 Helen Jones Jeanine Jones Paula Jones, '53 Richard Jones, '80 Robert Jones, '95 Sabrina Jones, '91 William Jones, '80 Lowell Jordahl, '97
Larry Jordan, '77 Geraldine Joseph, '89, '94 Steve Joss Raul Juarez, '10 Ann Kroeck Justus, '44 Kenneth, '89, and Rosalee Justus K. and S. Associates Stan Kaiser Kristen Kallauner-Schulz, '96 Jeffery Kamin, '08 Jerry Kaplan Darrin and Sandra Karley Prasad Katakam KCI Rotary Club Willard Kearns, '88 Jimmie Keller, '79 Nancy Keller, '00 Robyn Kelso Christie Kennard Alicia Kennerly, '10 Collon Kennedy, '84 Mary Evans Kibler, '46 Diana Kilbarger, '85 Heather Hughes Kindle, '05, '07 Roland, '90, and Bertha King Curtis, '71, and Charlotte Kirby Scott Klann Franklyn Klein, '38 Dan and Nancy Kline Kathy Koehler Robert Koehn, '96 Stephen and Marilyn Koshland Stephen Kotvis, '78 Diane Kramer Evelyn Krueger, '59 Larry and Patricia Kuhlman Robert Kulze, '00 Joanne Kwandt, '79 Brian, '06, and Monique Lambert, '04 Heather Land, '09 Donald Landon Gary, '71, and Susan Smith Latz, '70 Charlie Lauts Helen LaValley Gregory, '77, and Arlene Spain Laveist, '77 Mark Laviolette, '80, '83 Law Office of William G. Meyer Charlton and Wilda Lawhorn
Stephanie Lawhorn Don and Evelyn Frierson Lawrence, '90 Susan Lawrence Eddie Lawson, '77 Roger Layman, '57 Stanley Leader, '81 Greg Lear Eduardo Leardo, '03 James Leath, '93 Michael Ledgard, '90 David and Karen Rankin Lehmann, '58 Donald Lennard Let the Children Play for Peace Nellie Letcher Peter and Mary Offutt Leveton, '58 Bernie and Joan Levine Yuliya Levitan John Lewis, '09 Carla Lichty, '72 Tara Lindamood, '04 Ted, '50, and Ruth Bicknell Lindeman, '50 Clifford Lindstrom Robert Litle Camille Lloyd Joseph, '81, and Alice Lloyd Cosette Loach, '88 Richard Locke, '73 Lockheed Martin Foundation Leila Avernian Lombardini, '64 Richard and Donna Loraine, '75 Roy Lorenz, '79 Angelia Lowe, '08 Denise Lowe Gilbert, '74, and Michelle Lowe, '75 Helen Phelps Lucas, '59 James Lucente, '94 Sidny, '91, and Audrey Lurten Luyben Music Shop Inc. John Lynch, '76 Lillian Madeje, '10 Mainstreet Credit Union Maldonado & Associates Edward and Jody Manchion, '99 Eric, '05, and Jean Mandernach John Mann, '66 David Manning, '02 Christopher, '96, and Ophelia Toney Mansker, '09 Lawrence Mao, '69
Jerold and Susan Marcellus Mark One Electric Company Inc. Joshua Markley, '11 Michael Marks Bobby Marshall, '92 Oscar Marshall, '86 Derrel Martin Aniceto Martinez, '99 Gregory Mason, '96 Ken and Jan Mast Joseph, '68, and Linda Traphagen Mastrangelo, '70 Robin May Alfred Maybury Joanne Mayes, '61 Mazuma Credit Union Caesar Mburu, '08 Sally McAfee Leslie McClaflin Julie McCollum Charlie McCoy, '89 Clyde and Harriet Cavert McDaniel, '48 Tony McDonald, '02 Rita McDowell-Mock, '05 Diana Boyd McElroy Linda McFarland, '81 Richard, '73, and Susan Kensett McGaughey, '74 Teresa McGiverin Robert, '56, and Mary McGowan Michael McGown Neal, '89, '92, and Maria McGregor James and Elizabeth McHenry Joel, '55, and Carol McKean Blanca Estorga McKee Shannon McKenzie, '10 Jeff McKinney, '81 Douglas McLane, '09 James McLaughlin, '02 James, '51, and Lee McLean Nanette McManus Jim, '71, and Karen McMillen Myron and Edythe McNown Alton Meador, '98 David Meatyard, '93 Jeff and Jana Mehlin Jorge Mercado Dale, '60, and Karen Curtis Meyer, '60 Brenda Michael, '80 William Meyer, '67
Michael, '70, & Susan Newburger Foundation Rebecca Mickelson, '07 Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Donald Middleton William and Geraldine Peterson Mier, '52 John, '49, and Ruth Simms Miksovic, '46 Jeffrey Miles, '94 Kenneth Miles and Judy Lehew-Miles Byron Milgram Clair Miller, '43 Cory Miller Gail Miller Fred Miller, '77 Jack, '02, and Donna Miller Jason Miller Jay, '50, and Dixie Miller Leonora Santo Miller, '90 Mary Miller Robert, '56, and Marcia Miller Rick and Candy Mills Missouri American Water Company Christine Mitchell, '99 John, '77, and Ruth Mitchell Linda Mitchell, '03 Betty Tuxhorn Modine, '40 Richard and Kathleen Moldenhauer Elmer Monahan, '42 Gerard Monks, '91 Marilyn Valenti Montague, '82 Kathleen Monteleone, '73 Coralie Moore Benjamin Morales, '00, '01 Nancy Morgan Randall Morgan, '89 William Morgan, '81 Frederick Morris, '96 Jamie Morris Steven and Stephanie Morrison William Mueller, '95, '96 Rachel Mullins-Boessen, '97 David Murphy, '87, '93 William Murray, '79 Scott Musick, '99 Kenneth Mutzabaugh, '85, '86 MWD Construction Company Inc. Carlos Navarra, '10 Florence Ito Naylor, '65 Dorothy Ndavi, '07
Mary Dern Neeley, '53 Karen Nellor, '08 Ronald, '52, and Marilyn Nelson John Nesbitt Joseph, '45, and Eleanor Neschleba Bert, '89, and Shizue Neuman John and Joyce Nevins Betty Stuart Niccolls, '53 Margaret Nichols William, '60, and Nancy Shea Nichols, '60 Nicka & Associates Inc. Beverly Jessen Nickels, '41 Ralph, '47, and Lois Niemann Nill Bros. Sporting Goods Inc. Mitsuo and Toki Kumai Nitta Scott Noble, '96 John and Jean Noren Charles, '67, and Virginia Norton George, '57, and Cynthia James Null, '58 Oce Imagistics Donald O’Hare, '50 Jean Peeke Olin, '46 Tonda Olson Jay, '71, and Pamela Sutton Olstad, '71 Ricky Oltman, '02, '05 Carroll O’Neal, '89 Teresa Ontiveros, '10 Milton, '77, and Theresa O’Quinn Sandra Ording Letitia Orta, '01 Fernando, '07, and Rosa Ortega Deborah Osborne Cindy Osterreicher Irene Osuga, '62 David, '65, and Lucia Oswald Jennifer Owen Florence Pack Eric Packel Jeff Padley Cheryl Parks Kimberly Horta Parris, '08 Mary Parsons, '92 LeeAnn Parsons, '10 Patriots Bank Bruce, '68, and Patsy Patterson Carolyn Patterson R. L. Patton Helen Black Pavich, '44
Joel Peknik and Hilary Wheat Timothy, '70, and Andrea Lang Pelton, '70 Ronald Penland, '96, '97 James, '86, and Patricia Penry Rodolfo Perel, '09 Oscar Perez, '82 Edward, '77, and Sondra Perrault Kristina Peters, '00 Samuel Peters, '01 David, '45, and Marian Peterson Leif Peterson Wayne Peterson Marvin and Janice Gow Pettey, '66 Jean Pierce, '72 Larry* and Sandra Pike William and Virginia Pilchard Robert, '51, and Patricia Piper Frederick, '64, and Yolanda Pirk Matthew Plack, '01 Rosemary Fry Plakas, '63 Greg and Michele Plumb Paul, '03, and Susan Plunkett, '05 Ronald and Karen Porta James and Molly Porter Lori Porter Enrique, '07, and Lydia Portillo David, '65, and Candace Portzer Sam, '66, and Nancy Rohlfing Potter, '66 John and Deanna Potts Philip Prass, '68 Stan and Layne Prenger Stacy Pretz Alma Price Price Raffel & Browne Inc. Price Raffel & Browne LLC Richard and Catherine Draper Prickett, '52 Nora Priest Patricia Pritchett, '03 Barbara Walker Psarakis, '62 Flor Puga, '09 William and Linea Pullia Mark, '06, and Summer Jackson Purcell, '09, '11 Hanh Quach, '79 Quality Inter-Connect Systems Inc. Quitmeier/Martsching Law Firm Keith Rageth, '59 Murali Ramachandran and Renuka Lakshmikanthan
Office of University Advancement Staff (continued) Jennifer Ingraham Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations (816) 584-6329 firstname.lastname@example.org Charles Loose Development Director (816) 584-6866 email@example.com Julie McCollum Director of Alumni Relations (816) 584-6206 firstname.lastname@example.org JoMarie Mortelli Data Integrity Specialist (816) 584-6815 email@example.com Sandra Sanders Director of Advancement Services (816) 584-6816 firstname.lastname@example.org Bret Silvis Annual Fund and Alumni Giving Coordinator (816) 584-6406 email@example.com Lucinda Noches Talbert Proposal Writer (816) 584-6259 firstname.lastname@example.org Jay Wilson, '09 Development Director (816) 584-6844 email@example.com
Park University's Honor Roll PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999
Maria Jimenez Ramirez, '08, '09 Alonzo Randolph, '79 Barbara Blake Randolph, '90 Brian Rawls, '88, '94, '06 Ninfa Redmond Melinda Reed Terence Allen Reed, '10 Willie Reese, '09 Vernon, '55, and Bobbie LuReeves John Reus, '77 Reverse Medical Spa Albert Reynolds, '95 Patricia Phillips Rhoades, '51 Glenn Ricci William Richards, '94 Denise West Richardson, '71 Marshall Richardson, '83 Robert, '60, and Nona Lynn Richardson, '58 Vicki Richardson-Halsell, '87 Eckhart and Rosemary Albertson Richter, '48 Mae Ridges, '01 Arlene Rigdon Roger Rikkola, '65 Norton Riley, '54 Saundra Ripper, '98 Niki Rittenhouse, '03, '04 Darwin Rivera, '04, '07 Tomas Rivera, '94 Margaret Roach Dorothy Roark Nekia Roberts, '03 Ernest Robertson, '47 Karla Robertson, '89 Claudette Rocha, '05, '06 David Rodriguez, '91 Oliva Rodriguez, '01 Rosalind Roger, '09 James, '01, and Francisca Rogers William Rogers, '77 Perry Rogner, '03 Sheryl Roht William Rollin, '97 Joseph, '83, '88, and Grace Rosboschil Gary, '67, and Trudy Henderson Ross, '66 Peter, '66, and Sheryl Rothberg
Annegret Royal Corinne Royal RPC Associates LLC Lester, '70, and Maria Ruark Wade, '41, and Margaret Rubick Tom, '59, and Beulah Rule Jean Rush Shirley Russ, '07 Jenny Rutledge David Rutter, '09 Diana Sadler Linda Gomez Salazar, '97 Edwardo Sanchez, '03 Gene Sands S. L. Sartain Chris Saullo, '04 Ben Sayevich Elaine Scatliffe, '06 John and Leona Schaefer Barbara Moser Schaible, '56 Winifred Harris Scheib, '37 Don Scheuler Gary Schiller, '76 Schmitt Music Jerry and Marcia Schmidt Mary Dean Schooler, '38 Alleyne Strickel Schoolfield, '73 Jerry Schrader, '57 Ann Schultis James Schulz Velma Helms Schuster, '44 Denise Schuttig Albert Scott, '86 Ricky Scott, '07 Yvette Scott, '96 Roy Scrimshaw, '76 Danelle Seaton, '05 Joseph Sefcik, '43 Delphine Sefcik Ray, '00, and Sandra Seidelman Uri and Marlene Seiden Josh and Karin Selzer Alfred Sergel Raymond and Marjorie Severin Kevin and Bobbi Shaw, '01 John Shelton, '76 Tammy Gray Shelton, '91 Efrem Shimlis, '97
Bruce and Mary Jane Short Mary Shriner William Shukis, '70 Lesley Sifers Bret Silvis Lowelle, '53, and Lois Simms Barry Simpson, '59 Mark Singer, '69 John, '87, and Margot Sisario Brian Sloboda Angela Smith, '00 Charles Smith Clyde, '46, and Mary Smith Cynthia Smith, '05 Harold, '44, and Carolyn Douglas Smith, '47 Kenneth, '94, '08, and Susan Smith Leslie Smith, '85 Paul, '56, and Margaret McCluggage Smith, '58 Rebecca Smith Robert, '49, and Joann Hoell Smith, '50 Stuart and Pauline Smith William Smith Ocie Snider, '79 John and Eloise Snider Phillip Snowden Ruth Wasser Solomon, '49 Eunmee Song SouthWestern Association Robert, '97, and Rhonda Spencer Terri Spencer, '07 Kathleen Spennrath-Boor Grant and Janis Sportsman Marc and Marianne Sportsman Melissa Sprowles Tena Spurlock, '02 George Stackhouse, '59 Walton and Susan Stallings Lee and Jarene Stanford Eleanor Staples Jowilla Staples State Street Matching Gift Program Steamatic of Kansas City Inc. Carl, '00, and Debbie Steffen Ronald Stehman, '84 Macondray Steiger, '72 Ross Stephens, '49 William, '66, and Linda Stewart Mary Stilley
Janice Stivers, '72 Robin Roberson Stojanova, '84 Stone Canyon Pizza Strellner & Associates Inc. Janice Stringer, '99 John and Stueve Margaret Sullivan, '92 Margaret Sundberg, '95 Susken Inc. Mark Sutton, '76 Frederick, '69, and Somjit Swain Traci Swenson, '11 Lemert, '78, '81, and Karen Swisher Eugene and Diana Tabakh Anne Pawley Tabb, '51 Sarah Penzien Taft, '79 Richard Tamanaha, '52 Raymond Tapia, '98 Rashone Tate, '91, '98 Holly Tatro Tax Favored Benefits Inc. Claudia Stevens Taylor, '04 Edward Taylor, '04 Jennifer Taylor, '00 Lewis and Irene Gaenzle Taylor, '51 Stanton Taylor Barbara Purkhiser Tegtmeyer, '51 George Terwilliger, '78 John and Sandra Tew The Urgency Room LLC Lazarus Thicklen, '02 Nancey Thies Arthur and Marilyn Thompson Bernice Collins Thompson, '58 Joseph Thompson, '93 Montague Thompson, '89 Thompson-Hamel LLC Gordon Thorn Donald Thornburg, '98 Joseph and Laâ€™Shonda Threat, '00 Michael, '07, and Cheri Throop Charles Thurig, '73 Ranza Thurman, '05 Nancy Bruce Tiburski, '51 Melinda Tiemeyer Benjamin and Marilyn Tilghman Steve Tingler Ronald Tipa, '86
Tascha Tonnesen Rito Torres, '04 Susan True Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt PC David Turner and Gina Mumpower-Turner Paul and Barbara Tutt, '97 UCL Financial Group LLC United Way of Delaware Patricia Urdang Steven Valerius Allen, '41*, and Lois Van Cleve Roger and Phoebe Wolfe Vance, '53 Kathy VanCleave Elizabeth VanVerth Theresa Vardiman Eugeniya Varlanova Kim Wohltmann Vawter, '72 William Venable, '11 Betty Vestal Linda Vestal, '94 Harold, '70, and Claire Via Maureen Viall, '83 Claudia Villanueva, '09 Gregory and Judy Vrieze W.K. McGreevy Agency Inc. Lynette Jagbandhansingh Wageman, '59 Toni Waggoner, '05 Roger and Winona Fleming Wagner, '66 Ivan, '60, and Betty Waite Donald Waldman, '91 Maureen Waldrop-Elam Walker Towel and Uniform Service Alexander, '70, and Christie Walker Daley and Dixie Walker Juanita Walker Linda Walker Sanford Walker and Roxanne Gonzales-Walker Howard, '45, and Nancy Wallace Johnny Wallace, '95 Kenneth Wallace John, '76, and Ann Walls Justin Walter Charles and Dorothy King Walters, '47 Dennis Walters Jerry Ward Charles and Janet Warden Franklin Ware, '03 Todd and Mary Warner, '07
Ronda Warren Sylvester Washington Robert Watson Mary Rader Watton, '45 Gerald Watts, '98 Bayon, '06, and Canethia Watts Caryn Watts, '10 Ann Webb, '81, '99 Mary Wharton Wegmann, '44 Marvin, '56, and Julia Wehrman Larry Weians Florence Byham Weinberg, '54 Gordon Weiss, '83, '84 Sarah Weitzel Jack, '59, and Marjorie Crabtree Wells, '60 Wells Fargo Matching Gift Program Anthony West, '87 William West Timothy Westcott Michael, '78 and Pamela Westwood, '78 Robert and Lois White Whitcomb, '52 Harold and Carole Oâ€™Brien White, '69 Robert, '60, and Frances Browning White, '57 William and Barbara McDowell Whitt, '65 Walter Widemond, '82 Katherine Wienberg, '94 Richard Wilbur, '97 Michael Wilcox Linda Wilkinson Bryan Williams, '02 Daniel Williams Freddie Williams, '92, '93 Jennifer Williams, '09 Marilyn Clemons Williams, '91 Mitchell Williams Stella Williams, '91 Christine Wilson, '99 Christopher Wilson Deloris Wilson Jay Wilson, '09 Julie Wilson Margaret McElwain Wilson, '65 Marian Wilson Mary Wilson Ruth Wilson-Lilly Murray and Elsie Winicov Bryan Winston, '79 Donnie, '90, '91, and Kathleen Wise
Ruby Withers, '92 Jane Witter, '95 Charles Wittig Richard Wolf, '93, and Mishca Waliczek, '95 William, '52, and Joan Woo Jane Wood Josephine Wood Michael Wood Steve Wood Robert, '97, and Kellie Woodruff Charles, '54, and Mildred Wright, '56 Vickie Writt, '86, '87 David Yates, '92 Dianne Yeomans, '91 Patricia Porter Yingst, '61 YMCA of Greater Kansas City Yoko Elaine Mori Revocable Trust Patrick, '95, '96, and Bonnieann Yost Alicia Youmans Preston and Daisy Hoskins Young, '73 David, '59, and Helen Long Young, '60 Robert, '64, and Gretchen Young Steven and Barbara Youngblood, '09 Sophia Yu Otabek Yuldashev, '10 Beverly Zimmer, '97 Fritz and Nancy Zschietzschmann * Deceased
2011-12 Board of Trustees Deanna K. Medlin Armstrong, '70 President/CEO Communication Design Consultants Donald P. Arndtsen, '50 Manager Arndtsen Cooperative Enterprises, LLC R. Lynn Bondurant, '61 President Bondurant Consulting John C. Brown President and CEO ELCA Properties Inc. Robert C. Burns Dentist/Owner (Retired) Burns Dental Care Gayden F. Carruth 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 Dennis H. Epperson, '69 (Retired) Kristopher Flint, '97 President Two West Inc. Joseph Geeter III, '99 Corporate Employee Relations Manager AmeriGas Propane
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 E. 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 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 Mark Comfort
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 H. Droge Molly A. Droge Betty James 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 Arthur B. Freeman, '65 Audrey H. Freeman Paul H. Gault, '65, '88 Sylvia Helms Gault, '60 Steven F. Gebert, '92 Doris McClatchey Gerner, '51 James P. Gerner, '52 John F. Gibby, '49 Mabel Kunce Gibby, '45 Ricky C. Godbolt, '93 J. Malcolm Good, '39
Josephine Barni Green, '33 Kathryn Houghton Groves, '31 William Perry Guilkey, '97, '07 Edwin E. Hancock, '34 Margaret T. Wright Hancock, '34 Oradelle Malan Havey, '32 Gwendolyn Blue Hawks John E. Heckman Loucile Mayhew Heckman, '33 Carl F. Hedquist, '37 Dean Henricksen Kathryn Henricksen Alice Hornecker, '30 Robert Hoskins, '74 Eva Tyree Hougland, '50 Kenneth Hougland, '49 Doris A. Howell, '44 Ruth Rinehart Hunter, '44 Thom Hunter, '42 Joan F. Ioannidis Mary Lou Jaramillo, '92, '96 Richard 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 Wickham Lane, '91 Cathy R. Lennon Patricia 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 J. Mangus, '95 Donald H. 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 W. McDowell, '60 Diane K. McDowell Maria E. McGregor Neal L. McGregor, '89, '92 Marcia S. Miller H. Milton Mohler Robert C. Miller, '56 Ferne Mohler Margaret 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 Ito Naylor, '65 Michael Newburger, '70 Jessie C. Obert, '31 Linda Lawton Perry, '67 Lora Margaret Turner Perry, '40 Thomas Amherst Perry, '34 William L. Perry, '67 Harry Peters, '35
Rosena Eldridge Peters, '36 Robert R. Pevitts Barbara Ann Potts, '54 Constance Koening Proffitt, '54 Russell Proffitt, '55 Mary 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 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 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 Hila Richards Stratton, '35 James David Stratton Jerrie McComb Sullenberger, '45 Willard 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 J. Thompson, '93 Francis E. Throw, '33
Betty Broadbent Turner, '31 Berniece Miller Vaughan, '34 Constance Vulliamy, '33 Gary Wages Lynette Wages D. Irvine Walker, '32 Marie Hubbard Walker, '34 Clara M. Mariner Wallace, '26 Alice Winter Waln, '23 Charles J. Walters Dorothy King Walters, '47 Dorla D. Watkins, '80, '00 Dorothy 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 Jerome W. Wilson, '33 Mary Alice Webb Wilson, '32 June Delores Withers Herbert Snow Wolfe, '18 Mary Wilard Wolfe In memoriam
2011-12 Board of Trustees (continued) Thomas H. Holcom President, Military Banking Division MidCountry Bank Benny Lee Chairman Lee Research Institute Susan Kensett McGaughey, '74 Home Health Aide Grace Hospice Ann Mesle Circuit Court Judge 16th Judicial Circuit of Missouri Lt. Gen. John E. Miller President Miller Analytic Daniel J. O'Neill Owner/President The Roasterie Inc. Rosemary Fry Plakas, '63 Curator/Historian Library of Congress Jeanette Prenger, '09 President Ecco Select Eugene A. Ruiz President Ruiz & Associates P.C. Danny K. Sakata Analyst Northrop Grumman Judith M. Simonitsch CPA (Retired) Deloitte and Touche LLP
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 Carolyn Anderson Judith L. Appollis Kenneth I. Austin, '04 Donna D. Gifford Baker, '03, '04 Eileen West Barber, '71, '78 Steven B. Beldin, '78 Hazel R. Bellamy Betty Bennett Erik O. Bergrud, '94 Brad Biles Alisha R. Blackwelder, '03 Eric Blair, '06 Beverly L. Bohn Carol A. Borchers Jerry Breckon Consuelo M. Chaurand Laure A. Christensen Kenneth Christopher John Cigas Brian Ciolek Nadine Clapp, '09 Lora Cohn Cathy L. Colapietro, '06 Lesley Collins Suzan Corcione Clarinda Creighton
David Curtis Ronald J. Curtis Brian E. Davis Betty Deck Laurie N. DiPadova-Stocks Linda S. Doubenmier Michael Droge Betty Dusing Nancy Eastman LaDonna E. Frazier Ebright, '80 Winifred Edwards, '03 Carolyn McHenry Elwess, '71 Robert Ensley Judith L. Estes Laura E. Filla Michael Fitzmorris David J. Gedlinske, '96 Courtney Goddard Roxanne M. Gonzales-Walker Lawrence B. Guillot Gail B. Hennessy Michael B. Hernandez Roger W. Hershey Brenda Hicks Edward Hight Danita Hodges Brian L. Hoffman, '86 Glenda J. Holder
David Holt Ruth E. Hotle Donna Howell Wen Hsin Sally Hunter Laine Hurdle Jennifer M. Ingraham Renee Jack, '90 Andrew T. Johnson Debbie Johnston Dimitri Karakitsos Heather D. Kindle, '07 Scott Klann Donald H. Lennard Robert R. Litle H. Camille Lloyd Denise Lowe Helen Phelps Lucas, '59 Jody Manchion, '99 B. Jean Mandernach Susan Marcellus Aniceto Martinez, '99 Debra McArthur Julie McCollum Laurie McCormack Diana Boyd McElroy Neal L. McGregor, '89, '92 David F. Monchusie, '00
New windows, new horizons Park University is celebrating the success of its “Windows of Opportunity” campaign, the funds of which were used to replace the windows in the historic Norrington Center, which houses the Office of Admissions and the Student Assistance Center, along with faculty offices. The effort began in March 2009 to replace the windows and frames in the 103-year-old building — formerly known as the Carnegie Library — with custommade thermal windows. A committee of Park staff and faculty members solicited donations from alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, administrators, students, friends, foundations and a variety of corporations who responded generously. Jamie M. Morris William Richardson Mueller, '95, '96 John R. Nesbitt Joyce Nevins John W. Noren Deborah Osborne LeeAnn Parsons, '10 Thomas W. Peterman Greg Plumb Deanna K. Potts Layne M. Prenger David V. Quemada Glenn A. Ricci Niki D. Rittenhouse, '03, '04 Corinne E. Royal Carol Sanders S. L. Sartain Ben Sayevich John Schaefer Don Scheuler G. Ann Schultis Danelle Seaton, '05 Sandra S. Seidelman Bobbi J. Shaw, '01 Efrem B. Shimlis, '97 Mary A. Shriner Bret Silvis Brian Sloboda
Harold F. Smith, '44 Susan Smith Walton Dees Stallings Traci Ann Swenson, '11 John Tew Steve Tingler David J. Turner Patricia M. Urdang Kathy L. VanCleave William Venable, '11 Linda Vestal, '94 Betty Vestal J. Eric Wade, '82, '85 Maureen R. Waldrop-Elam Juanita Walker K. Daley Walker Dorla D. Watkins, '80, '00 Rita Weighill, '90 C. Ann Wentz Timothy Westcott Hilary Wheat Linda Wilkinson Jay Wilson, '09 Jane Wood David Yates, '92 Steven Youngblood Thimios Zaharopoulos
Thanks to more than 340 donors and the matching support of an anonymous business partner, the goal was reached and the windows were installed. The Marvin Windows, close reproductions of the originals, were constructed by Kansas City Millwork and installed by Midwest Construction Service of Riverside, Mo. “This fundraising effort was so important, not only because it provided the funds for a very critical capital project, but also because it allowed our Park family and friends to work together to bring about an exciting success,” said Timothy Westcott, Ph.D., associate professor of history and chair of Park's Department of History and Political Science, who served as the campaign chair.
2011-12 Board of Trustees (continued)
Richard E. Thode CPA (Retired) PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP J. Eric Wade, '82, '85 City Administrator City of Lenexa, Kansas N. Gary Wages President/CEO (Retired) Saint Luke's Northland Hospital David Warm Executive Director Mid-America Regional Council Philip D. Wheeler, '62 Food Industry Executive/Consultant (Retired) Julie M. Wilson Senior Vice President/ Chief People Officer Cerner Corporation
Honorary Trustees Howard C. Breen Robert P. Corbett, '38 Charles A. Garney CEO Briarcliff Development Company Virginia B. McCoy L. Louise Morden Vice President Niagara's Wax Museum Complex Gerald R. Moss
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 Behzod Abduraimov: to the International Center for Music by: Bruce and Mary Jane Schism Short James, '66, and Janet Kay Bellamy, '67: to General Scholarship by: Hazel R. Bellamy Michael Droge: to the Park Fund by: Michael and Rita Weighill, '90 Dennis and Laurie McCormack Michael Droge: to the Park Warrior Center by: Michael and Rita Weighill, '90 Michael Droge: to the Park Fund by: Dennis and Laurie McCormack Michael Droge: to the Presidential Honors Scholarship by: Deanna Medlin Armstrong, '70 Stanislav Ioudenitch: to the International Center for Music by: Bruce and Mary Jane Schism Short Jolene A. Lampton: to the Park Fund by: Columbus Federal IAPP William Pivonka, Ph.D.: to the Dr. William Pivonka Science Scholarship by: Sam, '66, and Nancy Rohlfing Potter, '66 Barbara Moser Schaible, '56: to the Moser-Schaible Endowed Textbook Fund by: Kathleen Spennrath-Boor Karolton W. Sefcik, '78: to the Friends of the Library by: Delphine M. Sefcik
Harold F. Smith, '44: to the Friends of the Library by: Kenneth Hougland, '49 Harold F. Smith, '44: to the Norrington Windows by: Julie McCollum Ara H. Zakaryan, '55: to Men's Soccer by: Kathleen Spennrath-Boor
IN MEMORY OF Michael C. Anderson: to the Park Fund by: Mary A. Shriner Ruby Berg: to the Friends of the Library by: Harold, '44, and Carolyn Douglas Smith, '47 Ira Brimmer: to the Norrington Windows by: Levester and Winifred Edwards, '03 Ann Etter Brown, '49: to General Scholarship by: Ross Brown, '41 Edna Browning: to the Park Fund by: Frank, '54, and Claire Browning G. Lynn Browning: to the Park Fund by: Frank, '54, and Claire Browning Gladys Edgington Byham, '31: to the Park Fund by: Florence Byham Weinberg, '54 Pete Anthony Cano: to the Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Fund by: Dolores Candelaria Cano Ron Carruth: to the Norrington Windows by: Gayden F. Carruth
Norton J. Cooksey, '49: to the Norrington Windows by: Jean P. Peeke Olin, '46 Ara Eghigian, '51: to the Park Fund by: Nancy J. Bruce Tiburski, '51 William S. Foy: to the Friends of the Library by: Albert and Betty Dusing Jerzy Hauptmann: to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences by: Larry, '68, and Yoko Edelstein George B. Hedges, '51: to the Park Fund by: Edna Jean Hedges Lillian P. Miller: to the Friends of the Library by: Mary Emily Miller Peter Mori, '45: to the Founders Day Fund by: Yoko Elaine Mori Revocable Trust Wilda C. Osborn, '44: to the Park Fund by: Paul, '45, and Audrey Berlin Frair, '45 Bob N. Ramsey: to the Park Fund by: Paul K. Garrett, '67 James C. Rhoades, '49: to the Park Fund by: Patricia E. Phillips Rhoades, '51 Erik Bryan Salinas: to the Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Fund by: Dolores Candelaria Cano John K. Sefcik, '50: to the Friends of the Library by: Delphine M. Sefcik Eleanor McDaniel Taylor, '54: to the Dr. John M. Hamilton Endowed Scholarship by: Stanton A. Taylor John Joseph Thum: to the Friends of the Library by: Albert and Betty Dusing Sidney W. Vernick, '39: to the Library Fund by: Estate of Clara M. Vernick
C. Ann Wentz to the Student Teaching Fellowship Fund by: Kim G. Allen David and Rosalie Barreca James and Linda Beatty Mary Bell Erin L. Bellamy Betty Bennett Bryan Boehm Boston 128 Companies Inc. Jeanette Calles Larry and Virginia Colburn Calvin L. Currinder James and Margaret DeGoler Mary Anne Demeritt K. Dolan Essie M. Dresser Arlon and LaDonna Frazier Ebright, '80 Carol L. Ellis David Fazzini Jeffrey H. Flora Timothy J. Gaigals Edward W. Geiger Grunawalt Baer Financial Mary Lou Grunawalt Tyler A. Haight Ali and Charlotte Haris Heartland Dental Group Frank Hennessey Gail B. Hennessy W. Scott and Susan Hinderks Jody M. Hitchcock Hub International Inc. Hutchins & Haake LLC Hydraulic Power Systems Inc. John and Lana Jacobs Prasad V. Katakam Diane E. Kramer Charlton and Wilda Lou Lawhorn Stephanie Lawhorn Mainstreet Credit Union Maldonado & Associates Juan Maldonado Derrel L. Martin Alfred G. Maybury James and Elizabeth McHenry Jeff and Jana Mehlin Jorge E. Mercado Richard and Kathleen Moldenhauer
Steven and Stephanie Morrison Larry and Sandra Pike Jamey Chinnock and Amy M. Porta Ronald and Karen Porta James and Molly Porter Price, Raffel & Browne Inc. Price, Raffel & Browne LLC Corinne E. Royal Jerry and Marcia M. Schmidt James D. Schulz Josh and Karin Selzer Lesley J. Sifers Rebecca J. Smith John and Eloise Snider SouthWestern Association Tax Favored Benefits, Inc. Thompson-Hamel LLC Arthur and Marilyn Thompson Gordon L. Thorn UCL Financial Group LLC Steven J. Valerius Theresa Vardiman Dennis C. Walters Charles and Janet Warden R. David Wentz W.K. McGreevy Agency Inc. Michael R. Wilcox Mitchell Williams Marian J. Wilson Charles R. Wittig
Luke Ryan Williams: to the Nicholas Manchion English Award by: Raymond and Marjorie Severin Samuel David Williams: to the Nicholas Manchion English Award by: Raymond and Marjorie Severin William S. Yamamoto, '45: to the Park Fund by: William S. Masland Cheryl E. Zachery-Winston: to the Norrington Windows by: J. Bryan Winston, '79 Richard E. Zastrow, '69: to the Park Fund by: Bruce and Patsy Patterson
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