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Index Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 History-making Gift Gives Golf a Boost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Longtime Business Group Endows Scholarship for Nursing Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Rare Collection by Kansas City Couple Funds New Scholarship in Computer Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Brisch Scholarship Memorializes Higher Education Leader and Park Grad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Giving Back to Park University Has Become a Tradition in the Schoggen Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Phil Wheeler Can’t Hide His Passion for Park University . . . . . . . . 14 Founder’s Day Celebration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 WireCo WorldGroup Makes $15,000 Commitment to Park’s Business School Summer Academy. . . . . . . 18 Pirate Club Receives Second Lifetime Gift to Support Athletics . . . 19 Park University’s Honor Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Howard Bailey McAfee Heritage Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 “Park First” Dean’s Honor Roll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Facts About Park University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT OF PARK UNIVERSITY! As Park University embarks on its 135th year, we proudly carry forward the 1875 founding banner of excellence to ensure that all Park learners are well-prepared to lead and serve. We currently teach a diverse and international student population of more than 25,000 learners. You will find Park’s presence at 43 campus locations in 21 states and internationally online. Our outstanding educational degree and certificate programs prepare students well for the complex roles in which they will engage in an interconnected world. We are deeply appreciative of the financial support our students receive from alumni, trustees, faculty, staff and community friends. It is the generosity of those who invest in the mission of Park University that allows us to remain academically strong, financially affordable and physically accessible for our students. Thank you!


The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.


Historymaking gift gives golf a boost


A major donation from a long-time volunteer leader and booster of Park University is the most recent in a series of high-fives for Park athletics.

Virginia “Jinny” B. McCoy, an honorary member and former chair of the Park University Board of Trustees, has given $100,000 to support women’s golf. McCoy’s gift is the largest in Park’s history for the benefit of a single athletics program. McCoy is a founding member and former chairman of the Pirate Club, which cultivates financial support of athletics.

“This generous gift will contribute to the continuing success of our newest program,” said Claude English, director of athletics. “Jinny has played a critical role in ensuring the well-being of athletics at Park University. She has shared her time, enthusiasm and her talents with us time and time again.”

Good on the Green and in Class McCoy, a former tennis instructor, has been golfing for 17 years. She says she enjoys not only the skill-building component of the game but the social element as well. She definitely picked a winner. Park’s women’s golf team captured its first Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference championship in 2007 and in the 2009 season qualified for national tournament play. The 2008-09 squad was named the NAIA Scholar Team of the Year. Of the 837 NAIA varsity teams across the country, Park’s women’s golf team topped the list with a combined 3.97 grade point average. Coach of the women’s golf team is Mike Mueller, teaching pro at the National Golf Club of Kansas City. This is his first season as head women’s golf coach at Park.


Pirate Club, an offer she says A Love for Park “That’s always been a she couldn’t resist. Originally from Ohio, Jinny McCoy earned a bachelor’s thing of my parents. “I love the way Park treats its degree in business and public athletes — they don’t call administration from the From age 5 we were them athletes, they call them University of Arizona. She McCoy said. moved to Kansas City and doing volunteer work. student-athletes,” You’re a student first and you became a licensed stockbroker at play sports. Schooling and BC Christopher & Co., where You always gave back education are very, very big in she worked for 10 years. She also my family.” to your community.” was an office manager for New Mutual Life Insurance. McCoy McCoy says she comes from a moved to Parkville in 1989 and family of givers and golfers, joined the Board of Trustees at Park soon after but that she didn’t get the golf gene. “How come I meeting with (then) Park President Don Breckon. can hit a tennis ball 50 miles an hour, yet I can’t hit that little ball sitting on the ground?” she jokes. McCoy served 12 years on the Park Board of Trustees and chaired the board in 2005-06. “I’ve On the other hand, her family did pass on just fallen in love with Park,” McCoy said. “I love something else to Jinny McCoy. “From age 5 we the school. I love what they do for the students.” were doing volunteer work. You always gave back to your community.” McCoy credits Claude English as one of those who first floated the idea of creating an athletics booster Maybe the giving gene is just as important. club at Park. McCoy, along with several Park graduates and parents, was asked to help launch the


Longtime Business Group Endows Scholarship for Nursing Students


Nearly 60 years ago, a group of civic-minded citizens in the Leeds community of Kansas City, Mo., formed an association to raise money for a community park. Little did the group know that while the park they created would fall into disuse, their philanthropy would ultimately nurture young people at a very different field of dreams — Park University.

The group known as the Leeds Businessmen’s Association was a diverse collection of men and, despite the name, women, who were committed to making life better for families who lived in Leeds area of eastern Kansas City. They sponsored ballgame nights for kids on the property of Leeds School, but what they really wanted was a standalone park with more amenities. In 1950, the group formed a legal entity, Leeds Community Park. They raised funds, purchased property, filled and graded the land, and installed a baseball diamond, backstop and bleachers. Businesses in Leeds and neighboring communities like Blue Valley and Sheffield sponsored baseball teams who battled it out on the diamond throughout the 1950s and early 1960s. It became just what the Leeds Businessmen’s Association had a mind — a park for the entire community. But by 1967, Leeds Community Park stood empty. One of the remaining members of the group, Harry Offutt, who owned a tool and die company still in operation today said, “It was a cultural change. The environment was different. Leeds had changed over to a completely industrial area.”

Time to Sell The group sold Leeds Community Park, but Offutt betrays no hint of sadness at the demise of the Association’s original dream. “We were making better use of the land,” he said. With the revenue, the group formed a nonprofit organization and began assisting college and university students in the Kansas City area with their tuition. Over the next 26 years, still identified by the name of its original purpose, Leeds Community Park Inc. provided more than $115,000 in grants to students.


In its heyday the Leeds Businessmen’s Association included nearly 50 business owners and their spouses — everything from a woman who ran a beauty shop in her home to the owner of an electrical contracting company with a milliondollar payroll. In some years they met as often as once a month. But by 2008 the group numbered in the single digits and met sporadically. At the age of 88 Offutt, who served as President in 1988 and earlier years, describes himself as “the young one in the group. Our people are all old now.” They knew it was time to disband and this time turned to Park University.

Harry Offut presents a donation to Park University Development Director, Hilary Wheat.

First-Hand Experience Offutt said the Association’s aging members had surgeries and hospital stays, which gave them firsthand experience with the need for highly-skilled nursing care. “Hospitals are understaffed and a number of the people working there are not qualified. We thought about giving the funds to a local trade school. But the consensus in our group was that we need trained nurses more than we need mechanics.” As it turns out, Offutt’s daughter-in-law had earned her master’s degree at Park University. Another member of the Leeds Businessmen’s Association also had a family member who had attended Park. They heard good things about Park’s nursing program and decided to donate the Association’s remaining funds — $46,500 — to create the Leeds Businessmen’s Endowment for Nursing Students.

Park nursing students receive quality instruction from top-notch educators.

of students at Park. They will still have to take out loans, but the Leeds Endowment will lessen the amount they borrow and lessen the impact of tuition costs on their families.”

Income from the Leeds Endowment will support the tuition of nursing students, up to $1,000 annually. Recipients must be U.S. citizens from the metropolitan Kansas City area. Full-time or parttime students in good academic standing are eligible.

A Journey Together From building a playground to improving medical care in the 21st century, the Leeds Businessmen’s Association and Leeds Community Park took a memorable journey together. Offutt still visits his tool and die company every day although his son runs the business now. Seven members attended what may have been the final meeting of the group in December 2008.

According to Thimios Zaharopoulos, Ph.D., interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, nearly all of the students in Park’s Ellen Finley Earhart Nursing Program are employed full-time, most have families and their finances are stretched thin.

The Leeds Scholar in Nursing at Park University will carry the ball into the future for the Leeds Businessmen’s Association in ways that even the original donors probably never thought possible.

“The Leeds Endowment will have a great impact on our students. Nursing students need scholarships, probably more than any other group


Rare Collection By Kansas City Couple Funds New Scholarship In Computer Science


A one-of-a-kind collection of vintage automobiles may be an unusual source of a scholarship fund, but Marvin Enochs was no ordinary antiques collector. From the time he was a boy, Enochs was fascinated by engines, machines and anything with wheels.

After a lifetime of collecting, Enochs sold his fleet of motorized antiquities. Now, a few years after his and his wife’s deaths, the funds are being used to endow a scholarship at Park University to help students who are pursuing a degree in information and computer science. Enochs was born and raised on a farm in Laurel, Iowa. His mother bought him his first bicycle when Enochs was 14. It took only one ride to convince him that something was definitely missing — a motor. He tried attaching an old washing machine motor but finally settled on a single cylinder upright engine that he mounted on the frame of his bike. An obsession was born.

Successful Farmers After World War II, Enochs moved to Brunswick, Mo., where he met his wife, Mary Elizabeth. Successful farmers, the couple raised four children. In the mid-1960s, Marvin heard about a piece of property for sale near Parkville in the Missouri River bottoms.

As Enochs later told Harold Breen, longtime friend and owner of Breen Development, “It was land that needed buying.” His original 14-acres eventually grew to more than 2,000. In addition to grain farming, Enochs also had other business ventures over the years. “He was a good businessman,” Breen said. But Enochs’ passion was collecting and restoring antique cars. His first acquisition was a 1939 Cadillac 60 Special sedan. His bought several Ford Model Ts and Model As, even a 1923 Model T truck. He owned coupes, sedans and roadsters. Arguably, his greatest oddity was a tiny car known as a Mier, built between 1906 and 1908, which Enochs suspected was one of only two left in the world. Enochs also bought cars from the 1950s and 1960s, including a 1956 DeSoto used as an Indianapolis 500 pace car and a 1958 Ford hardtop convertible.

By staying current with the rapid pace of computer technology development, Park’s information and computer science program consistently produces highly marketable graduates.

away 13 months later. Trustees of the fund included Breen, a close friend of the Enochs’.

A Historic Family The Breen family has long been involved in the Parkville community and Park University. During Park’s early days, Breen’s grandfather, Charles Patrick Breen, was building superintendent for 25 years and oversaw the construction of several buildings, including historic Mackay Hall. Howard Breen served two terms as a Park trustee and is an honorary lifetime trustee.

After retiring, Enochs returned to his first love and started collecting motorcycles — more accurately, motorcycle parts. With the help of other mechanics and restoration experts, he rebuilt them and made them road-worthy. Among them were several Harley-Davidson models dating from 1925 to 1955.

Breen and other trustees decided that a scholarship fund at Park University would be a fitting tribute to the Enochs’. “Parkville meant a lot to them,” said Breen. Recipients of the Marvin and Mary Elizabeth Enochs Scholarship Fund are full-time or part-time students enrolled in Park’s information and computer science program, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.9 or higher and a demonstrated financial need.

A Starring Role Marvin and Mary Elizabeth often drove their restored gems in parades in Parkville, North Kansas City and other neighboring communities. Several of their antique cars were used in the 1996 film “Kansas City” directed by Robert Altman and set in 1930s-era Kansas City.

Looking Back and to the Future In a sentimental look back at his lifelong hobby, Enochs wrote an essay called “Iowa Farm Boy Loves Motorcycles” for a book published in 2004 by the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. Carefully recounting nearly every motorcycle he ever owned, Enochs wrote wistfully of the decision to sell them all. “It gave me as much joy to know that other owners might enjoy the motorcycles as much as I did.”

In 2002, by then in their mid-80s and with failing health, the couple decided it was time to put their prized collection on the auction block. According to a story in The Kansas City Star, the auction consisted of 40 classic cars, 32 antique motorcycles and “a trailer load of unusual parts.” At the age of 83, Marvin polished up his collection and watched it go. “Marvin was hoping a museum would buy the entire collection, but that didn’t happen,” Breen said. The cars, bikes and related mechanical miscellany netted about $600,000 for the couple.

The longtime Kansas City area residents and avid collectors would be heartened to know that the collection of rolling treasures would someday benefit students who will tinker in a whole new world of technology.

Those funds, along with the sale of their land, were then used to establish a charitable trust fund. Marvin died in 2005 and Mary Elizabeth passed


Brisch Scholarship Memorializes Higher Education Leader and Park Grad


When 17-year-old Hans Brisch, ’64, Ph.D., immigrated to the United States in 1957, he had little money and few clothes — not even a high school education. His only goal was to find a good job, which proved impossible. But his life was about to change.

Intelligent and determined, Brisch eventually carved out a distinguished career in academia, higher education leadership and public policy. But what made the doors of opportunity open for him in the first place was something he never forgot — a scholarship to Park University. In fact, the scholarship launched Brisch on a trajectory of success that would continue for the rest of his life.

To memorialize her husband, who died in 2006, and in recognition of the crucial role played by the scholarship he received, Margaret Gatton Brisch, ’63, Ph.D., created the Hans Brisch Endowed Scholarship at Park University. The first awards were given in 2007-08 to a group that reflects America’s growing diversity: • Amiran Gelashvili, an international business and finance major originally from Telavi, Republic of Georgia. He is a junior with an overall 4.041 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Gelashvili is originally from Telavi, Republic of Georgia. • Renee Heagy, an elementary education major with a social science concentration from Gladstone, Mo. She is a senior with an overall 3.93 GPA. • Tewfit Mulatu, a May 2008 graduate in business administration/ marketing originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She graduated cum laude with a 3.57 GPA.

The Early Life of Hans Brisch Life in post-World War II Germany offered few opportunities for many young people, including Brisch. He left his hometown of Kaiserslautern in 1957 and settled in Kansas City, Mo., sponsored by the husband of his sister, Gisela, who had immigrated earlier. He soon realized that without a high school diploma, a good-paying job was out of the question. He found work as a dishwasher and enrolled as a first-year student at East High School. 10

administration, curriculum and instruction from the University of Nebraska. The couple raised three children.

“He was a 17-year-old among 14-year-olds,” Margaret Brisch said. “It was very awkward for Hans. And his heavy German clothes were all wrong for the humid weather in Kansas City.” The resourceful Brisch also joined ROTC. “Every day, the flag was raised by a member of ROTC who was allowed to wear his uniform,” Margaret said. “Hans volunteered to raise the flag as often as possible because the uniform was the best thing he had to wear.”

Hans’ career included teaching and research positions at the University of Kansas, the University of Alabama, the University of Nebraska and Nebraska Wesleyan University. He also held top higher education posts in Illinois and Nebraska, including stints as an academic officer and special assistant to the president at the University of Nebraska. He also served one-and-a-half years as chief of staff for the governor of Nebraska, overseeing statewide planning and policy activities. From 1987 to 2003, he was chief executive officer of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education.

“He was always pushing to increase access to college.”

Brisch gravitated to math and science courses where he met physics teacher John Layman, ’55, Ph.D. Layman saw promise in his student and urged Brisch to attend college, helping him apply to Park University. Brisch was accepted and worked his way through, thanks to scholarships and work-study positions.

A Champion Margaret Brisch described her late husband as a champion of higher education and student success. “He was always pushing to increase access to college.” He worked to create the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Project, a scholarship program for low-income students in Oklahoma to cover their tuition at any college or university in the state. Another scholarship program for highachieving students in Oklahoma was named in his honor and continues to this day.

“That’s how he got his start,” Margaret said. “It was such a boost of confidence for him. That’s exactly why I wanted to create the scholarship for students at Park — to help others in the way that Hans was helped.”

A People Magnet Margaret Brisch hailed from a small town in southwest Missouri and met her future husband in an English class at Park. She laughs that her parents wanted her to attend Park so that an older sister, already at Park, could look out for her.

But Brisch never forgot Park. He served as president of the Park University Alumni Association and was named “Distinguished Alumnus” in 1989. Park awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2001. He passed away in 2006.

“They wanted me to be safe from the world, but I ended up meeting a young man from Germany,” she said. “He had impeccable European manners and was always a people magnet.”

The Hans Brisch Endowed Scholarship supports the tuition costs of students pursuing any academic program at the undergraduate level. Recipients must be full-time students with at least a 3.25 grade point average and a demonstrated need for financial assistance. These recipients carry on the legacy of Hans Brisch, a young man from Germany who arrived in America with few possessions, but a wealth of potential, realized by his own achievements and those of the scholars who bear his name.

Hans and Margaret married before the start of their junior year. They earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and music, respectively. In 1964, the year of his graduation, Hans completed his embrace of a new life by becoming a U.S. citizen. Hans went on to graduate school, earning a master’s degree and doctorate in Soviet area studies and public affairs. Margaret completed a master’s degree in education and worked as an elementary school teacher. She also earned a Ph.D. in 11

Giving back to Park University has become a tradition in the Schoggen family


It’s a tradition steeped in the fond memories that brothers Phil and Joe Schoggen — and their wives Maxine and Charlene, respectively — have of Park during the 1940s, when classmates ate together as families, students had to work on campus, tuition was about $300 a year, and hundreds of sailors roamed the college grounds. This tradition of giving — more than $20,000 between the couples — is also based on an appreciation of the affordable and excellent education the Schoggen’s say they received at Park.

And let’s not forget the couples’ college courtships that have since blossomed into 65-year marriages. “Going to Park was a great experience,” says Phil Schoggen, who graduated in 1946 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. “We appreciate it very much on a daily basis.” His wife, the former Maxine “Dikkie” Spoor, echoes that enthusiasm. “For me, going to Park opened the world,” says the 1946 graduate, who has a bachelor’s degree in psychology. “That’s what Park symbolizes to me, it just opened the world…I had a wonderful time at Park.” To show their gratitude to the University, these Nashville, Tenn., research psychologists recently set up a $10,000 charitable annuity that will benefit Park when the couple dies.

“We love the college and want to see it flourish,” says Phil, who also earned a master’s degree and doctorate in psychology from the University of Kansas. “I’m sure there’s a mixed motivation for us in doing this, too. There’s the notion that this was a safe investment and guaranteed income for the rest of our lives. “But we think kindly of Park University and we want to support it.” Contributions to Park from the Schoggen family don’t stop there, however. Over the years, Joe and Charlene Schoggen, both ’43, have donated more than $10,000 to the University. Those monies helped renovate the Science Hall and went into the annual fund. The Arizona couple says the donations are a small token of their appreciation for everything Park has done for them and students around the world.


“We’ve been impressed with the changes made at Park toward the objective of making quality education available to people who otherwise would not be able to get it because of their military service,” says Joe, a retired two-star Navy admiral. “We think the University’s extended learning programs, with units all over the world, are a very commendable initiative a nd worth contributing to.” Park’s high academic standards and required student work program, Joe says, set the foundation for his success in business and the Navy.

Left to right: Joe, Charlene, Maxine (Dikkie) and Phil Schoggen. Joe hopes other alums will join his family’s tradition of giving back to Park. “We think it’s very worthwhile and all alums out there should consider doing what they can.” His brother agrees. “We’d like to see other alums share our enthusiasm and express their appreciation to Park,” Phil says. “To everyone out there, we’d just like to say: “Right on, Park University!”

the Navy sent 500 sailors to Park, which served as a navel cadet training center during World War II. Dikkie happened to be one of only 15 women on campus at that time.

“Park taught me how to get along with people and how to work with people to get things done,” says the retired president of the Navy Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union in the world. “Not only because of the family work program, but the whole campus life contributed to that.”

“We worked very hard from 6 a.m. to midnight just to keep things going because we didn’t have enough equipment to handle 500 sailors,” says Dikkie, who also helped the sailors with their science classes. “I had a big job on my hands, but I loved it.”

Park’s tough classes, Joe says, prepared him for the academic challenges he faced outside Mackay Hall. “The proof is when I went to the University of Minnesota (for a master’s degree in economics),” says Joe, who earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Park. “I found I was able to cope with my money and banking classes that were taught by guys who had been on the Federal Reserve Board. I don’t think I could have done that without the solid background I received at Park.”

For Navy man Phil, nothing compares to the moment he first saw Dikkie on campus. “My brother and I were assigned the job of welcoming new students and helping them with their luggage. As it happened, Dikkie fell to my bother, Joe, who wound up walking her to her dorm. “When I tell my children that story,” he muses, “they say, ’Daddy, why didn’t you walk mom to her dorm instead of Uncle Joe.’”

Joe credits Park for giving him an even more priceless gift — his bride of 65 years, the former Charlene Schwenk. “We were married at Harvard Chapel in Boston in 1944 and have enjoyed our lives together immensely.”

Phil eventually won the heart of Dikkie — an accomplished songwriter — and the couple was married in 1944 at the Church of the Transfiguration in New York

His wife shares those sentiments. “That’s the best thing of all about Park,” says Charlene, who has a bachelor’s degree in sociology. “That we got together, got married and we’re happy. We’ve been all over the world…it’s been a great life.”

“I wonder how many other siblings met their wives at Park and have stayed together for 65 years?” he asks. “I’d say that’s pretty admirable.”

Back in Tennessee, Phil and Dikkie recalled similar treasured moments from their days at Park. The summer of 1943 tops Dikkie’s list. That’s the summer

Just as admirable are the invaluable contributions the Schoggen family has made to the University.


Phil Wheeler can’t hide his passion for Park University.


You can hear the fervor in his voice when he talks about his alma mater and how “it’s more than just a beautiful place on the hill.” There are also signs of his dedication to Park throughout the Parkville Campus and beyond its hallowed halls.

Since he graduated in 1962 with bachelor degrees in political science and business administration, Wheeler has:

• Twice served on the Board of Trustees. His current term expires in 2011.

• Spearheaded efforts to raise endowment funds for the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs. The graduate school is named in honor of Jerzy Hauptmann, Ph.D., Park’s legendary professor emeritus of political science and public administration. Hauptmann, who taught at Park for more than 50 years, died January, 29, 2008. • Donated to its coffers. • Served as Park’s first planned-giving officer. • Held alumni gatherings in his home. “I want to see Park become successful,” Wheeler says. “I want to see it become the best it can be.” Park, he says, helped him become the best he could be in his personal and professional life. Wheeler met his wife, the former Carol Groundwater, on the Parkville Campus. Wheeler considers “falling in love with Carol” — a 1962 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in political science — the first lifechanging event that happened to him at Park. The second life-changing event for this Tucson, Ariz., alum was taking classes from Hauptmann. “I learned so much from Jerzy,” says Wheeler, who never lost touch with his mentor. “Jerzy stressed the importance of thinking. I remember him challenging people in class. He would make them


Wheeler, however, understands that Park still faces many challenges. One of those, he says, is raising money for an “endowed professor” at the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs — someone to take the institution to the next level. Someone, he says, of Hauptmann’s caliber.

think about why they had the positions they did and he’d tell them that just because their parents had those views, it was not a good answer.” Hauptmann also gave Wheeler another invaluable gift — the encouragement to pursue his graduate studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

“But to get a person like that, you have to pay more “Jerzy led me to Cornell, which led me to General than the market rate. We want to raise enough Foods,” says Wheeler, who spent more than 25 money so the school will ultimately be able to pay years as a marketing executive with the corporate (a top-notch professor) a stipend and then the giant. “I would not have gotten into General Foods endowment fund will make up the difference.” if I went there from Park, Another challenge Park but I did because I went there from Cornell. “I learned so much from Jerzy,” faces is improving its communication efforts. “If you talk about life“We need to get the word says Wheeler, who never lost changing events, other than out about Park,” says falling in love with Carol touch with his mentor. Wheeler, who is now and marrying her, it would providing his extensive be Jerzy pointing me east to marketing and business Cornell.” expertise to a new communications Wheeler credits committee. Hauptmann’s tough classes — and Park’s overall high academic standards — for his success in business.

As the University charts a course for future, this Board of Trustee member vows to never let Park forget its past.

“The liberal arts education teaches you how to think and how to make good judgments,” says Wheeler, valedictorian of his class. “And that’s what I went back on during my career.”

“We used to be this work campus where all students had jobs on campus,” say Wheeler, who once worked in Park’s kitchen washing dishes. “We also taught students how to think and learn and become successful.

Those are lessons Wheeler hopes other students have Professor Emeritus Jerzy Hauptmann the opportunity to learn at Park. That’s why he continues to champion the University and advocate “I think that heritage needs to be woven into our its success. vision for the future, whether we focus on our political science, liberal arts or online programs. We Whether he’s talking about the school’s increased need to be adaptive to the needs of the next enrollment — up more than five percent this past generation, and that’s constantly changing.” year — or its international student body that represents 120 countries, Wheeler’s enthusiasm for Park is infectious.

Park’s appreciation of Wheeler’s loyalty to the University, however, will never change.

“There’s a lot more to Park these days than Mackay….that beautiful building…sitting on a hill.”


Founder’s Day Celebration


Thanks to the great work of co-chairs Blanche and Neil Sosland, Founder’s Day 2009 was a success, netting more than $40,000 to support Park’s Presidential Honors Scholarship Endowment, which, when funded to its $5,000,000 ultimate goal, will provide 20 full academic scholarships. Founder’s Day is a time to celebrate Park University’s history and look toward the future. This year’s event honored three individuals, Kay Barnes, founding director of Park University’s Center for Leadership and former mayor of Kansas City, Mo.; Peter S. Levi, president of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; and Robert J. Marcusse, president of the Kansas City Area Development Council, all of whom bring Park’s mission of effective communication, entrepreneurial spirit and global service into the community. The Soslands have had a strong relationship with Park for more than 20 years and are dedicated to furthering higher education. Dr. Blanche Sosland is a professor emerita of education and taught at Park until her retirement in 2003. Neil Sosland is vice president of the Sosland Family Foundation and executive editor of Sosland Publishing Co.

Founder’s Day Reception 2009

Blanche Sosland Co-authors Book with Park Alumna An idea Blanche Sosland planted in a Park classroom nearly 15 years ago recently came to fruition with the publication of Banishing Bullying Behavior: Transforming the Culture of Pain, Rage, and Revenge (Rowman and Littlefield Education, 2009). Blanche co-authored the book with SuEllen Fried, a 1975 Park graduate. The two connected in the late 90’s when Blanche, an education professor at Park, invited SuEllen, a renowned bullying expert, to speak to her classes. Blanche had read and admired SuEllen’s first book on bullying and, although it was not written as a text, used it successfully in her classroom. A lifelong educator, Blanche was all too aware of the growing problem of bullying. She had spent most of her teaching career at the college and university level, but she also worked in classrooms ranging from early childhood to middle school — the age at which bullying peaks. After hearing SuEllen speak about the “schoolyard battlefield” and the pain bullying causes, a light bulb went off in Blanche’s head. It became clear there was a need for a book — a different book — about bullying aimed directly at students, like hers at Park, who were preparing to become teachers. Blanche approached SuEllen with the idea and the rest is history. “We decided to adapt SuEllen’s material and expand on it to create a text other professors could use in their classrooms,” Blanche said.

SuEllen had been deeply involved in the prevention of child abuse since 1976. Both drew from their hands-on interactions with educators, parents and students. After the initial meeting with the publisher, they broadened their original plan. “He encouraged us to write the book as a text for teachers, but also for use by others, including administrators, counselors, principals, school nurses, directors of multimedia centers, school secretaries, nurses, policy makers, parents and members of the community at large,” Blanche said. The co-authors went to work researching and writing. One year later, they put the finishing touches on their practical guide to changing the culture and banishing bullying behavior. Blanche, who retired from Park in 2003, plans to write two more books on bullying in the business world and twice exceptional children. However, she considers the book she conceived in a Park classroom — and cowrote with a Park alumni — her legacy. “My hope is that my successors at Park read and use this book in their classes,” she said. For more information about the book, please visit:

The two authors brought a unique combination of experience to the table. Blanche had been teaching and supporting students for years at Park.


WireCo WorldGroup Makes $15,000 Commitment to Park’s Business School Summer Academy


WireCo WorldGroup, formerly Wire Rope Corporation of America, recently made a gift of $15,000 to support Park’s Business School Summer Academy. WireCo WorldGroup was originally founded in 1931 by J.P. Barclay Sr. as an offshoot from his company, Wire Machinery Corporation of America. Today, WireCo is known for unmatched technical expertise and service, delivering wire, wire rope and electro-mechanical cable solutions for 2,500 customers worldwide.

Alphonso Ogbuehi, D.B.A., dean of Park University School of Business, outlined his plans for enhancing the School with several key initiatives, one being the Summer Academy, a week-long program designed for 9th and 10th graders. The program affords students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build their own business and compete against other students to see how their companies stack up. Participants will tour local businesses and get an introduction to university life by living on the Parkville Campus and interacting with Park student ambassadors. Minority and underprivileged students will be actively recruited to participate in the program. With more than 75 years of success, WireCo’s President and CEO Ira Glazer recognized the importance of helping young people learn about the corporate environment and its disciplines. “We’re convinced that this contribution has the power to change lives for at-risk adolescents,” he said. “In doing so, it should provide them an opportunity to chart a brighter future. We applaud Park University for taking the imitative to launch such an ambitious program.”

This gift’s impact will help the process of developing future leaders as they take on global changes. As these academy fellows move into various roles in society, many of their face-to-face challenges will relate back to the knowledge and skills obtained from attending the Summer Academy. Ultimately, Park University benefits from having the opportunity to showcase its campus and strong academic history to these potential future Park University undergraduate students.


Pirate Club Receives Second Lifetime Membership to Support Athletics


Park University and its athletic booster organization, the Pirate Club, has received a $5,000 lifetime membership gift from Patriots Bank, a long-time supporter of Park University.

According to Ed Bradley, Patriots Bank president and CEO, students, educators and the community take pride in their school when athletic programs are well run. “Having been involved in organized sports either as a participant, a parent or just a fan, I have seen the benefit of successful programs in our schools,” Bradley said. “In the case of our donation to the Park University athletic program, the above is certainly true. But Park adds more than just winning traditions to Parkville, for the softball and soccer complex is the gateway to downtown. We are pleased to partner with the University and its athletic programs.”


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, 2008 and June 30, 2009. 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 Gifts totaling $50,000 or more

CLOCK TOWER CLUB Gifts totaling $10,000-$24,999

American Council on Education Dorothy E. Courtney Trust Goppert Foundation R.C. Kemper Charitable Trust Sprint Foundation

Aramark Management Services Dell Inc. Ellerbe Becket JE Dunn Construction Company Mary Alice Lackey, M.P.A. ’89 Maden Tech Consulting Thomas Mooney, ’67 Louise Morden Richard J. Stern Foundation Ann Schultis Dorla Watkins, ’80, M.P.A. ’00 Philip Wheeler, ’62, and Carol Groundwater Wheeler, ’62

1875 CLUB Gifts totaling $25,000 or more Beverley Byers-Pevitts and Robert Pevitts Philip and Ruth Colvin Davies, ’41 Greater KC Community Foundation Robert Ladd, ’20, Estate Howard and Lynn Lorsch Family Trust Virginia McCoy Missouri Colleges Fund Pioneer Financial Services Inc. Servant Christian Community Fund

20 † In Memoriam

CARILLON CLUB Gifts totaling $5,000-$9,999 Mike and Katheen Dodd Manuchair Ebadi, ’60, and Pari Maheronnagsh Ebadi, ’62 Carolyn McHenry Elwess, ’71 Dennis Epperson, ’69, and Bonnie Wallace Epperson, ’70 J. B. Reynolds Foundation Gerald and Margaret Moss NCS Pearson eCollege Patriots Bank Raytheon Company Riojas Enterprises Inc. Jerome Wilson, x33 CANARY AND WINE CLUB Gifts totaling $1,000-$4,999 Aon Foundation Argosy Casino Donald Arndtsen, ’50, and Nancy O’Neal Arndtsen, ’54 BKD LLP Baptist Trinity Lutheran Legacy Barbara L. Small Trust Barnes & Noble Bookstore Betty Bennett John Bennett, ’50 Erik Bergrud, M.P.A. ’94, and Lisa Hightower Bergrud, M.P.A., ’95 Eliot and Marcia Berkley Blue Cross Blue Shield of KC Lynn Bondurant, ’61, and Kay Oates Bondurant, ’62 Brown & Company Robert and Beverly Burns Gregory Byard, M.P.A.’97 C&C Sales Inc. James Cariddi, ’49, and Mae Cariddi Faith Cherry City of Kansas City Robert and Shirley Miller Clark, ’61 Commerce Bank Council on Social Work Education Clarinda Creighton Woody and Louise Davis Michael and Molly Droge Robert and Amy Dunn Farmland Foods Inc. Mike and Sara Freeman Paul Gault, ’65, M.P.A. ’88, and Sylvia Helms Gault, ’60 Greater Kansas City Chamber Gene Hayes Roger and Nancy Hershey Doris Howell, ’44 Hunt Martin Material LLC Jewish Community Foundation Mark Jorgenson Joyce and Donald Rumsfeld Foundation Kansas City Area Development Council

Kansas City Power & Light Arthur Kluge, ’65, and Susan Kluge Dean Larrick, ’53, and Charlotte Larrick Benny and Edith Lee Cathy Lennon Lockton Companies Inc. James and Bette Love M & I Bank Donald and Barbara MacDonald Mark One Electric Co. Robert Martin, ’50, and Royce Martin John and Debra McArthur McConnell & Associates Inc. Dennis and Laurie McCormack Metropolitan Community Colleges Hazel Lentz Miller, ’34, Estate David Monchusie, ’00 Robert Myers, ’61 New Mexico Technology Group LLC Park Hill School District Park University Alumni Association People to People International William Perry, ’67, and Linda Lawton Perry, ’67 Thomas and Cheryll Peterman ProPrint Inc. David and Patria Quemada Tom Rule, ’59, and Beulah Rule Gerald Rushfelt Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital Barbara Moser Schaible, ’56 Bud Simpson Smartech & Associates Sodexo Sprint Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Hugh Stocks and Laurie DiPadova-Stocks Stanton Taylor The Roasterie Inc. The Urgency Room LLC Pati Thompson Warren Thompson, ’69, and Verna Thompson Time Warner Cable Diana Trotter UMB Financial Corporation US Bank United Way of Delaware Victor & Caroline Schutte Foundation Eric Wade, ’82, M.P.A., ’85, and Kerri Wade Gary and Lynette Wages Walton Construction Company Ann Webb, ’81, M.P.A. ’99 Michael and Rita Weighill, ’90 Welch Family Foundation White Goss Bowers March Et Al


PARKITE CLUB Gifts totaling $1-$999 AT&T AT&T Foundation William Abner, ’88 Gary Ace Adams-Gabbert & Associates Dan and Kerri Adkins James Adkins, ’01 John and Nira Adkins Sam and Jean Adler Kenneth Agres, ’03 Robert Ahring, ’97, and Pam Ahring Derrick and Monica Akers William Alcorn, ’58, and Frances Black Alcorn, ’49 Melissa Aldrete, ’04 James Alexander, ’53, and Carolyn Jansen Alexander, ’53 Sarah Allen William Allen, ’93 Jennifer Alleven, ’06 Stephen Allison, ’69 Justin Ambrozia, ’98 Don and Carolyn Anderson Evelyn Gatton Anderson, ’65 Kenneth Andrews, ’74, and Patsy Andrews June Applequist Judith Appollis Luis Ares, ’94 Jennifer Armentrout, ’05 Annette Taylor Armstrong, ’49 Deanna Medlin Armstrong, ’70 Robert Armstrong Randall Arnold, ’06 Michele Cahalan Asher, ’07 James and Elizabeth Scott Ashlock, ’53 Asian American Chamber Commerce Maya Atamaniuk, ’80 Kenneth Austin, M.B.A. ’04, and Karen Austin, ’02 Gary Bachman Robert and Annell Bailey Mark Baisden, ’05, and Deborah Baisden Theresa Baker, ’98 William Baker, ’99, and Deborah Baker Tsambika Bakiris, ’02 Charles Ballew William Ballew and Elizabeth Kielman Douglas Ballou Suzanne Ballou Byron and Rosemary Banta David Barclay, ’53 Christopher Bare, ’05 Kay Barnes Leslie Barnes, ’96 Elizabeth Bates Barnett, ’41 Kevin and Michele Barnett Tracy-Ann Barnett, ’02 James Bartley, ’79 Charles Barton, ’63, and Ruth Barton Leona Baskerville, ’99

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Park University’s Honor Roll PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999 Robert Batchelor, ’52, and Gail McMahon Batchelor, ’56 Robert Bauer George Bauman, ’89, and Frances Bauman Betsy McCoy Beasley, ’64 Cole Beckham, ’78 Charles Bekker, ’79 Kelvin Belcher, ’02 Earnest Bell, ’75, and Joyce Bell Robert Bell, ’53, and Jean Benjamin Bell, ’53 Hazel Bellamy Robert Bellman, ’91, and Pamela Bellman Stuart Bender, ’50, and Ruth Enlow Bender, ’49 Benjamin Moore & Company Jo Bennett Kenneth Berger, ’69, and Joan Courtright Berger, ’70 Glenda Bertz, ’98 Theodore Betsch, ’71, and Mary West Betsch, ’72 Christine Biermann, ’97 Brad Biles Larry Bishard, ’67, and Jacqueline Bishard, ’83 Willie Black, ’76, and Charlene Black William Blackwell, ’94 Frances Woodbury Blair, x41 John Blair, x65 Allison Block Stephanie Bloodgood Rick Blount, ’84, and Lesli Hill Blount, ’83 Boeing Company Wanda Boggs Shirley Durbin Bogren, ’55 Robert and Patricia Stanley Booth Terrence Borland Deidre Bowman, ’71 Steve Brack James Brainard, ’81 L W Brannon, ’82 Gwendolyn Williams Brazil, ’79 Ronald Brecke Breen Development Company Kurt Breininger, ’06 Willard and Ethel Metheny Bricker, ’44 Robert Brillhard, ’62, and Lezlie Brillhart Ralph and M. E. R. Brinster Brock Hall Estates Ladies Club Beverly Brooks, ’85 Donna Brooks, ’76 Kenneth Brooks, ’89 Dorothy Brown Janie Brown, ’87 Joseph Brown, ’87

Ross Brown, ’41, and Ann Etter Brown, ’49 Frank Browning, ’54, and Claire Browning William Browning, ’53, and Mary Browning Bryan Cave LLP Ray and Judith Buckner Brad Bunge Waldo Burger, ’42, and Martha Burger William and Harriet Bittner Burgess, ’46 William Burmeister, ’73, and Judy Burmeister Jack Burnell, ’54, and Barbara Burnell Tyrone Burnett, ’02 Bertha McAuley Burns, ’40 John Burt, ’86 Linda Burton, ’06 Anita Butler Michael and Gail Buzzotta Timothy Byers, ’97 Karen Byrd, ’06 Emily Calder Henry Caldwell, ’84 James Callon, ’93, and Kathryn Callon Eugene Camp, ’63, and Margaret Camp Arthur Campbell, ’43, and Georgiana Campbell Francis Campbell, ’78 Matthias Campbell, ’59, and Barbara Hahne Campbell, ’59 Steve Campbell, ’92 Thomas Campbell, ’80 Timothy Campbell, ’88 Candice Bennett & Assoc. Gordon Cannell, ’79, and Lee Cannell W. E. Cannon, ’81 LouAnn Cano Robert Cantine, ’62, and Beverly Somerville Cantine, ’62 Deborah McMaster Card, ’96 Gilberto Cardenas, ’05 Margaret Petter Cardwell, ’58 Care Chiropractic Clinic Tommie Carlisle, ’81, and Mary Carlisle Carlos Carrillo, ’04 Jerome Carillo, ’87, and Martine Carrillo Lenore Carroll Donald and Elizabeth Carter Jerry Carter, ’98 Nicholas Casale, ’71 Leslie Catlin, ’00 Center School District No. 58 Centerpoint Counseling & Recover Cerner Corporation Alan Chapin William Charest, ’84, and Florence Charest, ’84 Rene and Consuelo Chaurand Rafaella Chaves Deron Cherry Charlene Chesnut

22 † In Memoriam

Chevron Matching Gift Program Donald Chezik Ruth Millett Chiga, ’67 Larry Childers, ’76, and Dee Childers David and Laure Christensen Robert Ciccone, ’67 Charles and Virginia Clark William Clark, ’83 Rich and Annette Cobel Kadey Cochran, ’99 Franklin Coe, ’76 Alisha Coggins-Blackwelder, ’03, and Brett Blackwelder Vito and Cathy Colapietro, M.P.A. ’06 Crystal Cole James and Linda Cole Allen Coleman, ’02, and Lucinda Coleman, ’06 Richard Coleman, ’78, and Kathryn Coleman Jonathan Colen, ’89 Gary and Faythe Coley Kathleen McCrate Collins, ’90 Kenneth Colucci, ’73 Mark and Mimi Comfort Commercial Laundry Sales Inc. Computerized Auto Search Rene Concepcion, ’78 Georgianna Condit Lorna Condit, ’90 Gerald Conner, ’69 James Cooke, ’56, and Mary Hay Cooke, ’55 Arnold Cooper, ’85, and Deborah Cooper Robert Corbett, ’38, and Mary Alice Corbett John and Suzan Corcione John Cory, ’42, and Anna Cory Keith Couch, ’50, and Martha Fraser Couch, ’51 Edward and Lois Forry Cowing, ’52 Brad Cox Rebecca Cox Judith Coyle, ’78 Creative Community Services LLC Deborah Crider, ’02 James Crockett, ’45, and Martha Crockett Patricia Crowe, ’02 Cruise Holiday of Kansas City James Crum, ’83, and Jeanne Crum Bernice Crummett, ’83 David Curtis Marilyn Curtis Ronald Curtis Wilbur Curtis, ’96, and Margie Curtis Nancy Taylor Custead, ’68 John Czarnota, ’67 Joao Rita Da Silva Lawrence Daeschner Page and Beverly Dame, ’67

PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999 Robert Dandridge, ’04, and Brenda Dandridge, ’07 Eugene and Melvenia Daniels, ’81 Tim and Andrea Dapper Joseph Darby, ’56, and Betty Darby Neil and Clarice Davidson Augustin Davila, ’83, and Kyong Davila Davis Sands & Collins PC Brian and Carol Davis Johnny Davis, ’01 Johnny Davis, ’93 Lois Davis, ’76 Robert and Ann Davis Bonnie Day, ’91 Jim and Stacey DeGrace Philip and Kimberley DeGrace Tamas DeSalanky, ’69, and Jeanne DeSalanky Kathryn Gatton Dearing, ’71 Betty Deck Gregory Degener, x75 Steven Delia, ’93 Elsie Dent Helmut Derra John Deryck, ’74 Thomas and Dorothy Gamber Dietrich, ’53 John and Nancy Dillingham Telford Dindinger, ’45, and Harriet Todd Dindinger, ’46 Barbara Dinoff, ’65 Mary Heagstedt Dittmar, ’46 Samuel Dizer, ’84 Robert Dodds and Deana Bland-Dodds, ’89 Jane Turner Dodson, ’40 Matthew Dodson, ’01, and Lynn Dodson Andrew Dolan, ’05 Emily Donnelli-Sallee Nixon Dorvilien, ’01 Cecil and Linda Doubenmier Algalana Douglas, ’02 Robert Douglas, ’00, and Darlene Douglas James Dowell, ’96, and Joyce Dowell Oliver Downing Paul and Betty Drouilhet Drury Hotels Martin Duccilli, ’03 Charles and Phyllis Heyn Dudgeon, ’70 Bobby and Lisa Duede Mary Duffy, ’05 Harriet McKercher Dugan, ’41 Albert and Betty Dusing Helen Martin Dwyer, ’50 Patrick Dyer, ’08, and Delia Dyer Roosevelt Easley, ’94 Nancy Eastman Charles Ebert, ’78 Arlon and Ladonna Frazier Ebright, ’80 Charles and Elizabeth Eddleman Larry Edelstein, ’68, and Yoko Edelstein David Edmonds, ’82, and Agusta Edmonds Robert Edward, ’85 Alexander Edwards, ’56

Douglas Edwards, ’83 Jonathan Edwards, ’07 Levester and Winifred Edwards, ’03 Wallace and Jean Wolfe Edwards, ’44 Karl Elders, ’78 Rosie Elliott, ’04 Edward Ellis, ’78, and June Ellis Clayton Embry, ’81 James Ensweiler, ’93, and Jann Ensweiler David Erb, ’50, and Glenna Erb Jose Espanol, ’86 Jasmine Esperon, ’05 Connie Espinoza-Springfield, ’95 Clarence Evans, ’74 Ryan and Summer Evans, M.P.A. ’06 William Ewing, ’64 Family Reading Program Carolina Faria Darold Farless, ’73 Dennis Fayard, ’86, and Patricia Fayard Donald and Lora Kehr Fendlason, ’58 Barbara Ferrante, ’98 Richard and Suzi Fichman Barbara Fields Robert Filson, ’60 Ann Constable Fisher, ’01 Charles Fisher, ’38, and Doris Fisher Michael Fisher, ’96 Michael and Marilu Fitzmorris, ’98, M.A.T., ’09 Carmen Flores, ’00 Michael Fopeano, ’63, and Jane David Fopeano, ’73 Jerry Ford, ’01 Juanita Heatwole Ford, ’89 David Foster, ’06 David Foulk, ’61, and Anita Ferrer Foulk, ’63 Jack Fowler, ’54, and Barbara Hays Fowler, ’55 Robert Fowler, ’82 Bambi Frailey, ’02 Maxine Brooks Francis, ’44 Nicholas and Jean Francis Bob and Karen Peters Frankenfeld, ’59 Maria Fraser, ’71 Marian Frayser, ’06 Beryl Fuller, ’53 Darren Fuller, ’01 Helen Layton Gabbert, ’56 Vern Gabbert, ’87 Sara Gaggens, ’59 Patrick Gailey, ’05, and Lisa Gailey, ’05 Evaristo Gaitan, ’90 Vivienne Galasso-Alexander, ’05 Anthony and Martha Gamez, ’00 Jonah and Jennifer Ganaway, ’98 Olga Ganzen, M.P.A. ’99 Gabriela Garcia Sandra Garcia, ’99 Charles and Patty Garney Iola Garrett, ’00 Lamar Garrett, ’02, and Michelle Garrett Willie Garrett, ’86 James and Linda Gary, ’93 Robert and Beverly Gauper, ’96 Angela Gavalas-Fields, ’00


Glen Gean, ’97, and Brigette Gean Richard Geraci, ’80, and Kathy Geraci Barbara Gerald, ’99 Stanford and Linda Gerber, ’00 David German, ’77 Charles Giddings, ’93, and Kim Giddings Jim and Louise Egger Gleason, ’56 Richard Glover, ’87, and Diane Glover Courtney Goddard John Gondring, ’64 David Gonzales, ’89 Roxanne Gonzales-Walker Ruben Gonzalez, ’05, and Adalia Gonzalez John Goodenberger, ’45, and Margaret Goodenberger Dennis and Dee Goodline David Goodson Betty Gordon David Gordon, ’07 Eric and Leigh Gordon Jerome Gordon, ’76 Leslie Gordon Michael and Mary Merz-Gordon Douglas Graham, ’50, and Charlotte Housman Graham, ’50 Helen Lewis Gray, ’76 Virginia Green, ’51 John Greenlee Gary and Judith Greer Carol Ashley Gregg, ’98 Susan Gremminger Dorothy Gresham Mary-Eleanore Griffin, ’98 Norma Diaz Griffin, ’93 Christine Grimes Robert Grinnell, ’63, and Gail Grinnell Samantha Gross Stephen Grund, ’80 Lenin Guerra, ’94, and Kristi Flaherty Guerra, ’96 Bridget Guth Stephan and Sheila Gutierrez Jacob Guzman, ’03 David Hackathorn, ’67, and April Wilber Hackathorn, ’69 Steven Hadley, ’95 Theodore Haff, ’73 Frank and Mary Fisher Haldane, ’52 Anthony Hall, ’98 Richard and Marilyn Hall Debra Hallgren, ’00 Judy Halterman Denise Hamilton, ’01 Vernon Hampson, ’59 Freddie and Joyce Hamrick Edwin Hancock, ’34 Jamie DeGrace Hanke Heath Hankemeier Jimmie Hardaway, ’93 Willie Hardy, ’78 Harold E. Hirsch Foundation Stuart Harp, ’85 Captola Taylor Harris, ’70 Stella Hartington

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Park University’s Honor Roll PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999 William Harvey, ’89 Gregory Hassler, ’01 Jonathan Hawley, ’61, and Peggy Jandacek Hawley, ’61 Sharon Haycock, ’05 Angelo Hayes, ’09 Shannon Hayes, ’00 William and Gwen Gibby Hayes, x51 Christine Hayward, ’65 Heartland Bank Heartland Motor Coach Inc. Stephen Heller, ’73 Betty Nicholas Henderson, ’50 Edward Henderson, ’91 Lee Hendricks, ’07 Mona Hendrix, ’95 Carol Herman Joseph Herness, ’82, and Anna Herness Hertz 911 Main LLC Thomas Hess, ’04 Gregory and Marilyn Schultz Hey, ’64 Milton Hibbard, ’58, and Dana Clement Hibbard, ’58 Arthur and Norma Hicks Brenda Hicks Michele Hicks, ’89 Dave and Gunda Hiebert Robert Hilgemann, ’04 Michael Hill, ’00 William and Alix Broughton Hill, ’64 Charles Hinson, ’04 Elizabeth Hite, ’05 Robert Hodge, ’70, and Sherry Hodge James and Danita Hodges Michael Hodges, ’01 Brian Hoffman, ’86, and Nadienne Hoffman, ’03 John and Sharon Hoffman Richard Holdeman George Holden, ’07, and Carey Holden Jerry and Glenda Holder Stephen Holloway, ’04 Gerald Holmes, ’78 David Holt Stephen Hook Edward Hooks, ’93 Fred Horn, ’03 Robert Horneker, ’61, and Mary Gatton Horneker, ’61 Lonie Horton, ’86 Cornel Hoskins, ’89 Deborah Hotchkiss, ’74 Kenneth Hougland, ’49

Jerri Crawford Howard, ’03 Tony Howard, ’07 Robert Hudson, ’74 Nancy Huls, ’07 Sue Hum-Musser, ’92 Carla Hunter, ’95 Ruth Rinehart Hunter, ’44 Sally Hunter Ivan and Sue Huntoon Thomas Hunzeker, ’71 Michael Hurley, ’70 Joseph Mabon Hurst, ’00 IBM Matching Grants Program Christopher and JoAnn Immele Jason and Jennifer Ingraham Integrated Corporate Solutions Intel Charitable Match Trust International Relations Council Carl and Sylvia Iverson Cynthia Iverson Barbara Jacks, ’81 Albert Jackson, ’81 Cutie Jackson, ’00 Margaret Jackson Stewart Jaehnig, ’76, and Virginia Jaehnig Gregory Jakus, ’00 Bonnie Parker Janos, ’54 Anita Harris Janssen, ’53 Daniel Janssen, ’91 Jeffrey Janssen, ’82, and Juanita Janssen Behnam Javaheri Diane Jayne John Jefferis, ’96 Charles Jeffery, ’71 Martin Jeffery, ’04 Alice Jeffres, ’04 Lowell Jeffries, ’84 Patricia Jenkins, ’04 Ricky Jenkins, ’01 Jeffrey Jennings, ’06 Marian Jensen, ’48 Gareth and Margaret Johnson James Johnson, ’04 Mark and Lori Johnson Noble Johnson, ’79 Ruben Johnson, ’00 Russ Johnson, ’04 Debbie Johnston Marion Johnston, x68 Joint Technology Solution William and Dorothy Jolly Arlester Jones, ’83 Falvorees Jones, ’00 Richard Jones, ’80 Sabrina Jones, ’91 Trina Heidle Jones, ’96

24 † In Memoriam

Lowell Jordahl, ’97 Ahmir Jordan, ’05 Larry Jordan, ’77 Geraldine Joseph, ’94 Ethel Judon, ’92 Marjorie Jump Ann Kroeck Justus, ’44 Kenneth Justus, ’89, and Rosalee Justus Wilford Kale, ’71 Arthur Kanarr, ’70 Kansas City Music Teachers Association Kansas City Royals Dimitri Karakitsos Mitchell Karon, ’08 Daniel and Rosemary Karp Willard Kearns, ’88 Judith Keck, ’83 Robert Keeling, ’80 Joseph and Frances Harris Keevil, ’48 Bryan Keil and Karen Backhues, ’87 Jack Keller and Patricia Cirino, ’89 Alex Kennedy, ’81 Collon Kennedy, ’85 Lenore Brownlee Kensett, x48 Stephen Kenyon and Cheri Nelson Key Foundation Robert and Mary Evans Kibler, ’46 Barbara Kidd, ’08 Diana Kilbarger, ’85 Heather Hughes Kindle, ’07 King Hershey Law Firm Bruce King Roland King, ’90, and Bertha King Wayne Kirkpatrick, ’03 Walter and Mary Kisthardt Karen Kistner Scott Klann Franklyn Klein, ’38 Robert and Susan Hanson Klemmer, ’63 Dan and Nancy Kline Jason and Jolina Kline William and Betty Hall Klusmeier, ’44 Ralph Knight, ’99 Evelyn Knowles Koko KWKJ Michael Konkel, ’99 Sevin Kunt Koont, ’59 Nicolas Koudou Donald and Sharon Chacalos Krams, ’71 Evelyn Krueger, ’59 Mimi Kuebler James Kulp, ’91 Robert Kulze, ’00 Carolyn Kurth Michael and Roxanne LaCapra Ronnie LaNear, ’00, and Juanita LaNear, ’99

PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999 George Lake, ’91 Howard and Jo Lamb Jeffrey Lambert, ’99, and Elaine Lambert Sarah Lambrecht Robert Lane, ’03, and Charlene Lane Michael Langseth Brett and Anna Lavigne Don and Evelyn Frierson Lawrence, ’90 Eddie Lawson, ’77 Nancy Lawson John Layman, ’55 Roger Layman, ’58 Richard Leavy and Christine Jones-Leavy, ’73 Michael Ledgard, ’90 Edgar Lee, ’02 Robert Lee, ’94 Pearl Lefevers, ’94 Russell Leffel David and Karen Rankin Lehmann, ’58 Donald Lennard Bernie and Joan Levine Carla Lichty, ’72 Eric Lindeman, ’73 Ted Lindeman, ’50, and Ruth Bicknell Lindeman, ’50 Charles Linn, x54, and Shirley Howard Linn, ’54 Little House Montessori Katherine Cox Litton, ’75 Camille Lloyd Joseph Lloyd, ’81, and Alice Lloyd Richard Locke, ’73 Michael Lodes, ’87 Roger Loggins, ’89, and Nancy Loggins Ronald Logsdon, ’76 Leila Avernian Lombardini, ’64 Gabriel Lopez, ’93 Laura Lopez, ’08 Richard and Donna Loraine, ’75 Roy Lorenz, ’79 Gilbert Lowe, ’74, and Michelle Lowe, ’75 Larry Loza, ’05, and Nanese Loza, ’05 Armando Lucero, ’92, and Irma Lucero Eric Luley, ’08, and Jennifer Luley, ’04 Sidny Lurten, ’91, and Audrey Lurten Luyben Music Shop James and Lillian Lyberger John Lynch, ’83, and Susan Williams Lynch, ’94 Edward Mackowiak Christopher Madden, ’91 Sonya Maddock Antoinette Madeira, ’88 Joseph Malizia, ’94 Edward and Jody Manchion, ’99 Eric Mandernach, M.E.D. ’05, and Jean Mandernach John Mann, ’66 Travis Manroe, ’08 Carl Manthei, ’59 Jerold and Susan Marcellus Bruce Markman, ’02 Ed Marolf, ’78

Ed and Ansie Marquette Ronald Marr, ’90, and Marilyn Marr Bobby Marshall, ’92 Carlton Martin, ’03 Jessica Martin Shawna Martin, ’98 Daniella Martins, ’09 Douglas Martinson Gregory Mason, ’96 Lisa Mason-Rogers Harold Masunaga, ’59 Bernadeen Jefferson Matthews, ’90 Michael Mattson, ’94 Melanie Maurice, ’93 Terry and Connie Maxwell Joanne Mayes, ’61 Sally McAfee Nancy McBride Roy McBride Vicki McBride, ’02 Jessica McCloud Gary and Julie McCollum Charlie McCoy, ’89 Cody McCoy Rita McDowell-Mock, ’05 Diana McElroy Dottie McGowan Dwight and Janet McGowan Robert McGowan, ’56, and Mary McGowan Neal McGregor, ’89, M.A.R. ’92, and Maria McGregor Haskill and Sarah McFarland McGriff, ’47 Joel McKean, ’55, and Carol McKean Reginald McKinney, ’02 Roger McLain, ’88 James McLaughlin, ’02 Marvin McNabb, ’96, and Candace McNabb Nila McQuary Joe Meriweather, M.P.A. ’02 Gary Messinger, ’70, and Susan Messinger Ann Mesle and Terry Christenberry William Meyer, ’71 Michael & Susan Newburger Foundation Brenda Michael, ’80 Microsoft Matching Gifts Program William and Geraldine Peterson Mier, ’52 Douglas Miesner John Miksovic, ’49, and Ruth Simms Miksovic, ’46 Fred Miller, ’77 George Miller, ’78, and Corinne Miller James Miller, ’63, and Elizabeth Hill Miller, ’61 Jay Miller, ’50, and Dixie Miller Mary Miller Robert Miller, ’56, and Marcia Miller David Mims, ’78 Ron Miser Marcia Miser Betty Tuxhorn Modine, ’40 Elmer Monahan, ’42 Marilyn Valenti Montague, ’62 Jose Montemayor, ’99 Lisa Montgomery Linda Moore


Carlos and Angie Moran Jeffrey Morgan, ’94, and Donna Morgan, ’87 Frederick Morris, ’96 Homer Morrow, ’44 Deborah Morten, ’05 Daniel Mueller Walter and Daisy Muff Colleen Murbach David Murphy, ’88 Joshua Myers, ’06 Stephen Nagel Florence Ito Naylor, ’65 Eldeva Neill, ’76 David Nelsen, ’92 Cullen Nelson, ’80 Ronald Nelson, ’52, and Marilyn Nelson Sheri Nelson John Nesbitt Joseph Neschleba, ’45, and Eleanor Neschleba Bert Neuman, ’89, and Shizue Neuman John and Joyce Nevins Michael Newmyer, ’99 Darius Neyland, ’08 Emmanuel Ngega, ’96 Thomas Niccolls, ’51, and Betty Stuart Niccolls, ’53 John Nickell, ’08 Beverly Jessen Nickels, ’41 Ralph Neimann, ’47, and Lois Niemann Daniel and Judy Noah Rhona Noel, ’92 John and Jean Noren North Kansas City Electric Northrop Grumman Foundation Charles Norton, ’68, and Virginia Norton Dorothy Potter O’Dowd, ’39 Donald O’Hare, ’50 Milton O’Quinn, ’77, and Theresa O’Quinn Vincent O’Rourke James O’Shea, ’78 Mae Oberhelman Frank Ocasio, ’86, and Doreen Ocasio Robert Offield, ’02 John Ogburn, ’69 Stacy Olczyk, ’99 Jaye Omberg, ’79 On Track Resources Mario Ordas, ’98, and Maria Ordas Alirio Orduna, ’95 Robert Ortiz, ’00 Jennifer Owen Larry and Dixie Ozenberger Charles and Ann Parker Alexander Patience, ’59, and Roberta Fehlman Patience, ’56 Bruce Patterson, ’68, and Patsy Patterson Iziah Patton, ’99 Helen Black Pavich, ’44 Mari Hougen Peak Scott and Teresa Pearson Christopher Pellicano, ’91 Carl Penaranda, ’75, and Beverly Penaranda Marijane Peplow Terry and Laree Perkins

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Park University’s Honor Roll PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999 Christopher Perrone, ’86, and Denise Perrone Elizabeth Perry, ’98 Cherie Peters, ’94 Pete Peters Rachelle Peters, ’89 Marcia Petry, ’00 Lionell Pierson, ’79 Donald Pinkerton, ’52, and Joan Pinkerton Robert and Patricia Piper Joseph and Lora Pires Frederick and Yolanda Pirk Reggie Pittman Rosemary Fry Plakas, ’63 Kelly Platt, ’00 Greg and Michele Plumb Paul Plunkett, ’03, and Susan Plunkett, ’05 Audrey Oberhelman Pollard, ’49 Carol Allison Polson, ’42 Clifford Porter, ’64, and Elizabeth Streeter Porter, ’62 Darrell Porter, ’90 Ann Mariner Porter Jene Porter, ’59, and Susan Speer Porter Marian Poston Sam Potter, ’66, and Nancy Rohlfing Potter, ’66 John and Deanna Potts Virginia Powers Robert Prehn, ’50, and Catherine Prehn Ergys Prenika, ’05 Dale Price, ’97 Richard and Catherine Draper Prickett, ’52 Nora Priest Ivy Prior, ’04 Fred and Shirley Pryor Barbara Walker Psarakis, ’62 Cheryl Pupek, ’00 Tammy Purtle, ’05 Push Pedal Pull Hanh Quach, ’79 Keith Rageth Angela Ramirez, ’00 Alonzo Randolph, ’79 Forest and Barbara Blake Randolph, ’90 William and Joyce Raub Roxie Reavis, ’83 Bradley and Regina Reed William and Mary Reed Philip Reilly, ’00 Ashley Reinert John Reinert Franklin Reinow, ’67, and Pamela Armbrecht Sharon Kalass Rettenberg, ’58 John Reus, ’99

Jason Rhodes William Richards, ’94 L’Tanya Richardson, ’95 Mae Ridges, ’01 George and Ruth Fischer Riester, ’43 Roger Rikkola, ’65 Betty Meyers Riley, ’45 Ryan Rink, ’98 Saundra Ripper, ’98 Niki Rittenhouse, M.P.A. ’03 Darwin Rivera, ’04, M.B.A. ’07 John and Joyce Roberts, ’06 Kenneth Robertson, ’04 Joel Rochford Mike and Michelle Shoemaker Rodriguez, ’01, M.B.A. ’05 Michael Roe, ’76, and Orvalee Roe James Rogers, ’01, and Francisca Rogers Wayne Rogers, ’64 William Rogers, ’77 Steven Romage, ’89 Judith Romaker Matthew Roman, ’04 Gary Ross, ’67, and Trudy Henderson Ross, ’66 John Rote, ’70 Peter Rothberg, ’66 James Rothwell, ’78 Brenda Royal-Johnson, ’03 Lester Ruark, ’71, and Maria Ruark Bill Ruckman Lois Ruffner Robert Rumph, ’90, and Paige Rumph Larry Russell, ’02 Robert and Rosalyn Russell Paul Rust James Salazar, ’86 Jeffrey Samborski, ’85 Andrea Sampson Carol Sanders Christy Sanders, ’08 Jennifer Sanders S. L. Sartain Gene Sawyer, ’78 William Schade James Scheib Gary Schiller, ’76 Michael Schneller, ’05 Walter Schoemaker, ’94, and Melinda Schoemaker Jerry Schrader, ’57 Mildred Schrimsher Marthann Schulte Russell Schuster, ’43, and Velma Helms Schuster, ’44 Albert Scott, ’86 Yvette Scott, ’96

26 † In Memoriam

Robert Seamans, x56 Elsie Seetoo Joseph Sefcik, ’43 Ray Seidelman, Jr., M.P.A. ’00, and Sandra Seidelman Uri and Marlene Seiden George Self, ’91 Alfred Sergel Michael Sevcik, ’80 Raymond and Marjorie Severin Edwin Shackelford, ’73 Mary Lee Borden Shannon, ’37, Estate Reaner Shannon, ’76 Frances Shaw Margaret Shaw, ’03 Roland and Renee Shelton William Shirley, ’50, and Rosemary Shirley Felicia Shultz-Jubratic, ’04 W. B. Simmons Lowelle Simms, ’53, and Lois Simms Marian Goodrich Simms, ’50 Elaine Simpson, ’07 John Sisario, ’87, and Margot Sisario Paul Sloane, ’52, and Ruth Stein Sloane, ’52 Cynthia Smith, ’05 George Smith, ’96 Germaine Smith, ’00 Harold Smith, ’44, and Carolyn Douglas Smith, ’47 John Smith, ’89, and Helen Smith Kenneth Smith, ’94, M.B.A. ’08, and Susan Smith Peggy Smith Robert Smith, ’49, and Joann Hoell Smith, ’50 Frank Smocks, ’80 Gary and Levetta Sneathen, ’96 Leviolet Snow, ’74 Keith Snyder and Lolly Ockerstrom, ’73 Ruth Wasser Solomon, ’49 Paul and Carolyn Sorensen Candice Spangler, ’00 Spanish Lake Animal Hospital Talya Spann, ’08 Gordon Sparlin, ’99 Robert Spencer, ’97, and Rhonda Spencer Kathleen Spennrath-Boor Robert Spitze, ’74, and Wilhelmine Spitze Grant and Janis Sportsman Jason Spreitzer, ’98, and Candice Hernandez, ’99 Larry and Barbara Stafford Patti Stafford Antonio Stagnitta, ’99, and Tammie Stagnitta Dees and Susan Stallings Wilburn and Margaret LeShure Stark, x51 State Street Matching Gift Program Carl Steffen, ’00, and Debbie Steffen

PARKITE CLUB (continued) Gifts totaling $1-$999 Ronald Stehman, ’84 Macondray Steiger, ’72 Ross Stephens, ’49 Ora Stewart, ’87 William Stewart, ’66, and Linda Stewart Richard Strode, ’88 Bob and Rebekkah Stuteville Willard Sullenberger, ’45, and Jerrie McComb Sullenberger, ’45 David Sullivan, ’88 Jeffrey Summy, ’87, and Lois Summy Susken Inc. Luis Sutto, ’95 Mark Sutton, ’76 Frederick Swain, ’69, and Somjit Swain Carl Swanson, ’93 Dennis Swanson and Janet Waldmann Bruning, ’91 Jennifer Swanson, ’05 Charles Swim, ’64, and Sherry Swim Lemert Swisher, ’81, and Karen Swisher Richard Switzer, ’88 Michael Szathmary Roy Tally and Josephine Agnew-Tally Richard Tamanaha, ’52 Ralph Tanner, ’02, and Susanne Tanner Rashone Tate, ’98 Francis Tatro Holly Tatro Donald Tatum Steve and Connie Tatum Edward Taylor, ’04 Lewis and Irene Gaenzle Taylor, ’51 Thelma Taylor Tommy Taylor Barbara Purkhiser Tegtmeyer, ’51 Eli Telles, ’98 John and Sandra Tew Textron Matching Gift Program John Thackaberry, ’59 Robert Theiss, ’67 Shareikka Theus-Downey Bernice Collins Thompson, ’58 Donald Thornburg, ’98 Michael Throop, ’07, and Cheri Throop Charles Thurig, ’73 Ranza Thurman, ’05 Nancy Bruce Tiburski, ’51 Dennis and Marcia Tighe Benjamin and Marilyn Tilghman Gretta Toburen Jean Touchet, ’91 Ponciano Tovar, ’99, and Sharon Collier Tovar William Towles, ’94 Asmar Townes, ’95 Edwin and Virginia Trainor Bruce and Victoria Troop Kathy Truders, ’97 Catherine Richardson Turner, ’34 Lou Turner, ’89 Paul and Barbara Tutt, ’96

Lyle Tweedy, ’04 Mitos Ugalde, ’96 Serena Uible, ’77 Michael Ulm Ultra Lawns Patricia Urdang Eugene and Marty Uyeki Eric and Ann Van Buskirk Allen Van Cleve, ’41, and Lois Van Cleve Kathy VanCleave Roger and Phoebe Wolfe Vance, ’53 Muriel Vandenoever John Vardiman, ’96 Carolyn Vaughan Gloria Vaughn William Venable Harold Via, ’71, and Claire Via Maureen Viall, ’83 Paul and Cheri Vielhauer Anto Vincetic, ’89 Mariana Vogado Lynette Jagbandhansingh Wageman, ’59 Michael Waggoner, ’96 Roger and Winona Fleming Wagner, ’66 Fred Wake, ’87 William Walinow, ’71 Baird and Kathy Walker Gregory Walker, ’96 Lawrence Walker, ’01 Patricia Walker, ’01 Randolph Walker, ’85 Regina Walker Howard Wallace, ’45, and Nancy Wallace Kenneth Wallace Walter P. Moore and Assoc. James and Elfrieda Waltz Robert Wareham, ’91 Carol Bucher Washburn, ’64 Charles Watkins, ’79 Lorn Watson, ’74 Sarah Weber, ’02 Aubrie Weed, ’00 Mary Wharton Wegmann, ’44 Eleanor Weld, ’39 Jack Wells, ’59, and Marjorie Crabtree Wells, ’60 John Wells, ’55, and Liseotte Wells David and Ann Wentz Darryl Wesley, ’97 Anthony West, ’87 Timothy Westcott Hilary Wheat and Joel Peknik Robert and Lois White Whitcomb, ’52 Harold and Carole O’Brien White, ’70 Richard White, ’58, and Louann Osborne White, ’58 Dwaine Whitham, ’08 William and Barbara McDowell Whitt, ’65 Katherine Wienberg, ’94 Linda Wilkinson Nathan Williams Richard Williams, ’01, and Mary Williams Charles and Margaret McElwain Wilson, ’65 Gloria Wilson


Harold Wilson, ’81 John Wilson, ’03 Stephen Wilson William Wilson, ’60, and Carolyn Tayloe Wilson, ’60 Bryan Winston, ’79 David Wisniewski, ’69, and Brenda Stiff Wisniewski, ’68 Jane Witter, ’95 Amy Wolf Richard Wolf, ’93, and Mishca Waliczek, ’95 William Woo, ’52, and Joan Woo Jane Wood Timothy and Tammy Wood Robert Woodruff, ’97, and Kellie Woodruff Charles and Mildred Wright, ’56 Joel and Patricia Wurster Harold Wylie, ’53, and Mavis Wylie Patricia Porter Yingst, ’61 Michael Yonce, ’89 Patrick Yost, ’95 Levi Young, ’01, and Mikendra Massey Young, ’01 Robert Young, ’64, and Gretchen Young Steven and Barbara Youngblood, ’09 Nancy Greenwald Younkin, ’48 Otabek Yuldashev Paul Zacher, ’06, and Christina Zacher Thimios Zaharopoulos Rebecca Zemke Heather Zeng Harold and Ann Ritchert Zimmerman, ’54

Howard Bailey McAfee Heritage Society


THE HOWARD BAILEY MCAFEE HERITAGE SOCIETY members are consummate leaders who have demonstrated their love of Park University by committing to a deferred gift through a will, trust, charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity, deferred gift annuity, life insurance policy, remainder interests in real estate or pooled income fund gifts. Park appreciates its alumni and friends of the University whose growing numbers establish gifts through their estate plans. For more information on providing Park a deferred gift or membership in the Howard Bailey McAfee Heritage Society, contact the Office of University Advancement at (816) 584-6200 or

Members as of June 30, 2009: Hazel Morrow Adams, ’27 † Deanna Medlin Armstrong, ’70 Noble Ayers, Jr. † Clifford Backstrom, ’32 † Evelyn Dahlstrom Backstrom, ’33 † Phyllis Bayer Richard C. Bayer, ’54 Roger E. Bell, ’78 John A. Bennett, II, ’50 Eliot S. Berkley James F. Bigalow, ’39 † Dorothy E. Blackman † Ralph E. Blackman, ’31 † John E. Blalack, ’82 Robert B. Booth, ’69 Rutheloise Borchardt Donald J. Breckon Sandy Breckon Ethel Metheny Morrison Bricker, ’44

28 † In Memoriam

Frances Neill Broadhurst, ’42 † Virginia Bruch, M.A.R. ’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 Cobb, ’56 Phyllis Dawson Cobb, ’58 Mark Comfort Mimi Comfort Mary Alice Corbett Robert P. Corbett, ’38 Anna Cory John Cory, ’42 William Cozort, ’57 †

James E. Crockett, ’45 Marti Crockett George Croskey, ’40 † Tamas DeSalanky, ’69 Ruthann Crinkelmeyer Donahue, ’64 Betty James Eason, ’33 Kenneth Eason, ’32 † Laurie Eberst Richard Eberst, ’69 Charles Edwards, ’42 † Bonnie Wallace Epperson, ’70 Dennis Epperson, ’69 Herman Fischer † Marion Tollaksen Fischer, x33 † Arthur B. Freeman, ’28 † Audrey Hart Freeman Paul H. Gault, ’65, M.P.A.’88 Sylvia Helms Gault, ’60 Steve Gebert, ’92 Doris McClatchey Gerner, ’51 James Gerner, ’52 † John Gibby, ’49 Mabel Kunce Gibby, ’45 Ricky Godbolt, ’93 J. Malcolm Good, ’39 † Josephine Barni Green, ’33 † Kathryn Houghton Groves, ’31 † William Perry Guilkey, ’97, M.B.A. ’03 Edwin E. Hancock, ’34 Margaret T. Wright Hancock, ’34 † Oradelle Malan Havey, ’32 † Gwendolyn Blue Hawks John 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 Hugh Hunter, ’42 † Joan F. Ioannidis Mary Lou Jaramillo, ’92, M.P.A. ’96 Richard Warren Johnson, ’69 Theresa Johnson Katharine Cox Jones Louise Mann Juergens, ’27 † W. Wilford Kale, Jr., ’71 Fred Kenower, ’25 † James Kensett † Lenore Brownlee Kensett, x48 Arthur Hugh Kensler † Joyce Kensler, ’88 Arthur Kluge, ’65 Lorene Metheny Knight, ’39 † William R. Knight, ’39 Anne Wickham Lane, ’91 Cathy R. Lennon Patricia Sapp Lutz, ’44 † Edward Lyle, ’25 † Ora Mae Lyle † Kenneth MacDonald, ’33 †

Margaret Haner MacDonald, x34 † Donald M. Mackenzie, ’33 † Ruth Yoakum Mackenzie, ’33 Harriss Cleland Malan, ’28 † Michael E. Mangus, ’95 † Don Martin, ’45 Margaret Nichols Martin, ’47 † Robert E. Martin, ’50 Royce Martin Dorothy May Hugh Bailey McAfee, ’41 † Mary Ann Sackville McAfee, x42 † Kenneth B. McAfee, Jr. † Helen H. McClusky † Howard Y. McClusky, ’21 † Virginia B. McCoy David McDowell, ’60 † Diane McDowell Maria E. McGregor Neal McGregor, ’89, M.A.R. ’92 Marcia S. Miller Robert C. Miller, ’56 Ferne Mohler † H. Milton Mohler † Margaret Monahan Rita Monahan Thomas Mooney, ’67 John M. Moore, ’25 † Margaret Whiteside Moore, ’27 † Louise Morden Cameron H. Morrison † Robert C. Myers, ’61 Michael Newburger, ’70 Jessie Craig Obert, ’31 † Lora Margaret Turner Perry, ’40 † Thomas Amherst Perry, ’34 † Linda Lawton Perry, ’67 William L. Perry, ’67 Harry Peters, ’35 † Rosena Ruth Eldridge Peters, ’36 † Robert Pevitts Barbara Ann Potts, ’54 † Connie Koening Proffitt, ’54 Russell Proffitt, ’55 Mary Ann Metheny Putman, ’41 David V. Quemada Patria Quemada Thomas A. Ray, ’71 Mary Bess Markward Renken, ’33 † Marjory Rodgers Rice, ’38 Verna Griffin Richardson, ’55 † Dorothy F. Riggs, ’30 † Betty Ann Meyers Riley, ’45 Robert M. Riley, ’43 † Annelle Hauetter Rogers, x60 Stanley K. Rogers Gerald L. Rushfelt Penelope Tipton Salazar, ’63 Lucille Crawford Sauby, ’43 Weston T. Sauby† Barbara Moser Schaible, ’56 Harold A. Scheib, x39 † Winifred Harris Scheib, ’37 Charlene Schwenk Schoggen, ’43 Joe Schoggen, ’43


Maxine Spoor Schoggen, ’46 Phil Schoggen, ’46 Robert Seamans, ’56 Joseph Sefcik, ’43 Barbara Small Betty Snapp Terry Snapp Talma B. Stanley, ’29 † Starfire, ’65 † James David Stratton Hila Richards Stratton, ’35 † Jeraldeen McComb Sullenberger, ’45 Willard Sullenberger, ’45 Mary E. Swallen, ’25 † Eleanor McDaniel Taylor, ’54 † Stanton A. Taylor Hugh Temple † Sara Anna Johnson Temple, x43 Bernice Jean Collins Thompson, ’58 Tammy M. Thompson Timothy J. Thompson, ’93 Francis E. Throw, ’33 † Betty Broadbent Turner, ’31 † Berniece Miller Vaughan, ’34 † Constance Vulliamy, ’33 † Gary Wages Lynette Wages D. Irvine Walker, x32 † Marie Hubbard Walker, x34 † Clara Mariner Wallace, ’26 † Alice Winter Waln, ’23 † Charles J. Walters Dorothy King Walters, ’47 Dorla D. Watkins, ’80, M.P.A. ’00 Dorothy Harper Watson, ’52 Ann E. Webb, ’81, M.P.A. ’99 Michael Weighill Rita Weighill, ’90 Thomas M. Wells, ’34 † Martha Findlay Welsh, ’27 † Marjorie Jacoby Westmoreland, ’41 † Carol Groundwater Wheeler, ’62 Philip Wheeler, ’62 Jerome Wilson, x33 Mary Alice Webb Wilson, ’32 † June Withers Herbert S. Wolfe, ’18 † Mary Willard Wolfe †

Park First Dean’s Honor Roll


PARK UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND STAFF are an integral part of the University’s fundraising efforts. Many sources for grants and funding look to internal giving rates to determine whether or not to donate money to an organization. These gifts to Park 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. Josephine Agnew-Tally Carolyn Anderson Judith Appollis Kenneth Austin, M.B.A. ’04 Gary Bachman Kay Barnes Betty Bennett Erik Bergrud, M.P.A. ’94 Brad Biles Ronald Brecke Brad Bunge Beverley Byers-Pevitts Consuelo Chaurand Donald Chezik Laure Christensen Alisha Coggins, ’03 Cathy Colapietro, M.P.A. ’06 Vito Colapietro John Corcione Brad Cox Rebecca L. Cox Clarinda Creighton James Crum, ’83 David Curtis Ronald J. Curtis Brian Davis

30 † In Memoriam

Betty Deck Gregory Degener, x75 Laurie DiPadova-Stocks Emily Donnelli-Sallee Linda Doubenmier Michael Droge Betty Dusing Nancy Eastman Ladonna Ebright, ’80 Wini Edwards, ’03 Carolyn Elwess, ’71 Barbara Fields Michael Fitzmorris Olga Ganzen, M.P.A. ’99 James Gary Paul Gault, ’65, M.P.A. ’88 Beverly Gauper, ’96 Courtney Goddard Roxanne Gonzales-Walker Christine Grimes Roger Hershey Brenda Hicks Danita Hodges Brian Hoffman, ’86 Glenda Holder David Holt

Stephen Hook Sally Hunter Sue Huntoon Jennifer Ingraham Debbie Johnston Dimitri Karakitsos Suzan Kelley-Corcione Barbara Kidd, ’08 Heather Kindle, ’05 Bruce King Walter Kisthardt Scott Klann Jason Kline Evelyn Knowles Nicolas Koudou Ronnie LaNear, ’00 Donald Lennard Camille Lloyd Jody Manchion, ’99 Jean Mandernach Susan Marcellus Shawna Martin, ’98 Robert Mayer Debra McArthur Julie McCollum Laurie McCormack Diana McElroy Neal McGregor, ’89, M.A.R. ’92 Joe Meriweather, M.P.A. ’02 David Monchusie, ’00 Linda Moore Donna Morgan, ’87 John Nesbitt Joyce Nevins John Noren Lolly Ockerstrom, ’73 Vincent O’Rourke LeeAnn Parsons Mari Peak Teresa Pearson Marijane Peplow Thomas Peterman Robert Pevitts Greg Plumb Ivy Prior, ’04, M.E. ’08 Bradley Reed Regina Reed Niki Rittenhouse, M.P.A. ’03 Michelle Rodriguez, ’01, M.B.A. ’05 Carol Sanders Jennifer Sanders S.L. Sartain Walter Schoemaker, ’94 Marthann Schulte Ann Schultis Sandra Seidelman Roland Shelton Susan Smith Keith Snyder Dees Stallings Rebekkah Stuteville Michael Szathmary John Tew Patricia Urdang Kathy VanCleave

William Venable, III Regina Walker Dorla Watkins, ’80, M.P.A. ’00 Rita Weighill, ’90 Ann Wentz Timothy Westcott Hilary Wheat Linda Wilkinson Stephen Wilson Amy Wolf Jane Wood Steven Youngblood Thimios Zaharopoulos Heather Zeng


Facts About Park University Even in its first year, Park University enrolled women students as well as men, something that was unusual at the time; and two of the original 17 students were Native Americans. And, Park was an early integrator when it welcomed black students to live in Park’s residence halls in the 1950s.

Founded in 1875 in Parkville, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City, Park University has developed into a comprehensive, independent, Master’s institution that is a national leader in higher education. Serving an ethnically diverse student population and nontraditional adult learners has, for many years, been central to Park’s educational mission. Location

Parkville, Mo. (flagship campus) 43 Campus Centers in 21 states Canary and wine Pirate 700 Park House (circa 1840) Mackay Hall (building began in 1886, occupied in 1893)

School colors Mascot Web site Total acreage on Parkville Campus Oldest buildings

Number of degree programs Associates Bachelors Masters Unduplicated headcount Degrees awarded in May 2009 Undergraduate student to faculty ratio Graduate student to faculty ratio Full-time faculty Adjunct faculty Full-time staff Library holdings Endowment

12 50 7 24,157 2,715 12:1 9:1 120 1,200 387 157,096 $42,090,622

SENIOR OFFICERS President Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services Special Assistant for Administration, and Assistant Secretary/Assistant Treasurer to the Board of Trustees Vice President and General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees Vice President for University Advancement Vice President for Distance Learning Vice President for Finance and Administration Vice President for Communication Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs ACADEMIC DEANS Hauptmann School for Public Affairs School of Business College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Michael Droge, Ph.D. Clarinda H. Creighton Paul H. Gault, ’65, M.P.A., ’88 Roger Hershey Laurie D. McCormack Thomas W. Peterman, Ph.D. Dorla Watkins, ’80, M.P.A., ’00 Rita Weighill, ’90 Thimios Zaharopoulos, Ph.D.

Laurie DiPadova-Stocks, Ph.D., dean Alphonso Ogbuehi, Ph.D., dean Jane Wood, Ph.D., interim dean Kenneth Christopher, D.P.A., assistant dean Josephine Agnew-Tally, Ed.D., dean Roxanne Gonzales, Ed.D., associate dean

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Campus Center locations: Arkansas Little Rock Air Force Base – Little Rock Arizona Davis-Monthan Air Force Base – Tucson Luke Air Force Base – Glendale California Barstow Marine Corp Logistics Base – Barstow Camp Pendleton Marine Corp Base – Oceanside Fort Irwin – Fort Irwin Vandenberg Air Force Base – Lompoc Georgia Moody Air Force Base – Valdosta

Ohio Defense Supply Center Columbus – Columbus Wright-Patterson Air Force Base – Dayton Oklahoma Tinker Air Force Base – Midwest City South Carolina Beaufort Marine Corp Air Station – Beaufort Charleston Air Force Base – North Charleston Tennessee Naval Support Activity Millington – Millington

Illinois Scott Air Force Base – Belleville

Texas Austin Campus – Austin Fort Bliss – El Paso Goodfellow Air Force Base – San Angelo Lackland Air Force Base – San Antonio Laughlin Air Force Base – Del Rio Randolph Air Force Base – Universal City

Massachusetts Hanscom Air Force Base – Bedford

Utah Hill Air Force Base – Ogden

Missouri Downtown Kansas City Campus – Kansas City Fort Leonard Wood – Waynesville Independence Campus – Independence Parkville Campus – Parkville (flagship campus) Wentworth Military Academy and College – Lexington Whiteman Air Force Base – Knob Noster

Virginia Fort Myer – Arlington Henderson Hall Headquarters Battalion – Arlington Quantico Marine Corps Combat Development Command – Quantico

Idaho Mountain Home Air Force Base – Mountain Home

Montana Malmstrom Air Force Base – Great Falls New Mexico Holloman Air Force Base – Alamogordo North Carolina Cherry Point Marine Corp Air Station – Cherry Point

Washington Fairchild Air Force Base – Spokane Wyoming Francis E. Warren Air Force Base – Cheyenne Online Community College of the Air Force Essential Knowledge Virtual Campus Center Graduate Courses School for Online Learning

North Dakotal Grand Forks Air Force Base – Grand Forks Minot Air Force Base – Minot

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