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Andrew Halaz was named head volleyball coach at Missouri S&T. He will begin competing against RU next fall.
Michael Padow has been named principal of Christo Rey Kansas City.
Cory L. Atkins has been appointed associate circuit court judge for the Missouri 16th Judicial Court, which covers Jackson County.
Raquel Garcia and Danielle K. Garcia, ’12, opened a small business called Strand by Strand in the urban Kansas City community. They are both certified in The Shepherd Method of lice removal, Trauma Informed Care, and bilingual in Spanish.
Erica Dianne Ries (Ledwon) completed her certification for lactation counselor in January 2017 and has been working with mothers in the NICU at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Erica and her husband Vince also welcomed their second child, Keegan, on Oct. 2, 2017. He joins his 2-year-old sister Kalina.
Lauren Budde married Joshua Smith on March 10, 2018, surrounded by family and friends in St. Louis.
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Brianna LeGrand earned the distinguished title of Fellow from the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in November, following a three-year residency program through the Manual Therapy Institute. She currently resides and practices in Tennessee.
Mary Rae Staples married Rory Parry in Aberystwyth, Wales, on Sept. 2, 2017. They were excited so many Rockhurst Hawks were able to join them in celebrating abroad.
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