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2013 Westside Hall of Fame Golf Outing Brings Record Sponsors Rick Berkshire (’72), Dave DeBuse (’66), Mark Dudley (’73), Jacquie (Adler) Estee (’68), Terry Heskett (’88), Laura (Graham) Iliff (’67), Rick Kelley (’90), Kristin Lynch (’89), Debbie (Moss) McGrew, (’88), Mike Murphy (’90), Warren Whitted, Jr., (’67), and Dave Williams (’82). Save the date for this year's outing on June 30, 2014. Please contact the Alumni Association if you would like to be a sponsor or get involved in 2014.

Fred Hawkins, Jr. (’68), with presenting sponsors, Kathryn (Hawkins) Anderson (’00) and Patricia (Hawkins) Stillmock (’05).

Mild temperatures and sunny skies welcomed 216 golfers to the 20th annual Westside Hall of Fame Golf Outing on July 1, 2013 at The Players Club. The four-person scramble, which was sponsored by the Westside Alumni Association and the Westside Foundation, raised $38,000. Proceeds fund scholarships, teacher and staff awards, special projects, alumni gifts to Westside High School and the Westside Hall of Fame awards. Jason Hellman (’90) chaired the event. Kathryn (Hawkins) Anderson (’00) and Patricia (Hawkins) Stillmock (’05) were the Presenting Sponsors. The Steering Committee presented these women with a framed Westside pin flag in recognition of their generous support as presenting sponsors for the past five years. Jason Hellman was pleased to announce that the Hawkins sisters have renewed their sponsorship for another five years and they encourage others to help sponsor the event. The event brought in a record 55 hole sponsors. In celebration of the 20th anniversary, 16 friends

and companies sponsored Anniversary Holes with $500 contributions. The Steering Committee also recognized 10 organizations that have been sponsors every year since the event began in 1994. Those organizations include: American National Bank, Awards Unlimited, Broadmoor Development Company, DLR Group, Keystone Glass Company, Koley Jessen, P.C., Lieben, Whitted, Houghton, Slowiaczek, & Cavanagh, P.C., McMullen Ford, and The Trane Company. Morning golfers were treated to a continental breakfast provided by Access 66 Catering. All golfers enjoyed burgers and brats for lunch. Koley Jessen, P.C. and the Doug Riley Family sponsored the prime rib dinner. The top three teams in each flight won prizes. Eighty donors contributed more than $10,000 worth of flag prizes and 160 door prizes. A special thanks to Phyllis (Donaldson) Choat (’65) who coordinated the golf event. Committee members were David Anderson (’00), Rick Avard (’81), Todd Bartusek (’90), westside alumni association

Rick Berkshire (‘72) and Kathy Konigsmark with Mary Jo and Tom Hall.

20th Anniversary Hole Sponsors AmeriCAL American National Bank Joanne Berkshire David DeBuse Construction Company Enterprise Bank Envoy Jacquie and Brent Estee Frankel, Zacharia, L.L.C.-Certified Public Accountants

Fraser Stryker Heafey-HeafeyHoffmann-DworakCutler Funeral Homes Lift Solutions One Source Prairie Mechanical Corporation Rockbrook Village The Trane Company Woodke & Gibbons, P.C.


Presenting Sponsor The Hawkins Sisters: Kathryn (Hawkins) Anderson and Patricia (Hawkins) Stillmock Dinner Sponsors Koley Jessen, P. C. The Doug Riley Family Door Prize Drawing Sponsor

Trophies Awards Unlimited, Inc. Water Access 66 Catering Margaritas Rick Fox and Julio’s Koozies University Pub Sharpies Tom Rice and Regal Awards

Breakfast Sponsor

Massages Dr. Matt Davis, Davis Chiropractic


Flight Prizes Grandmother’s Restaurant The Old Mattress Factory Jimi D’s Food and Spirits Flag Prizes Floors, Inc. Fresh Coat Painting Heartland Roofing Consultants MCL Construction TD Ameritrade Golf Carts Huber Chevrolet Raffle N.P. Dodge Real Estate Elmwood Pro Shop Mark Crowther, Titleist Golf Angel Player Sponsors AmeriCAL–The John Peterson Family Terry Kroeger Security National Bank Randy Horn

Huber Chevrolet McMullen Ford Performance Auto Group


Access Elevator and Lifts Aksarben Cinema Alegent Creighton Occupational Health Services All Makes Office Equipment Aon Corporation Broadmoor Development Company CBS Home Real Estate Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Crouch Recreation DLR Group DMSi Dundee Mortgage Services Ford Bros. Van & Storage/ Ford Storage Fullenkamp, Doyle & Jobeun Garden Creations Hanley Family Jelecos Systems John Hancock Retirement Plans Keystone Glass Lieben, Whitted, Houghton, Slowiaczek & Cavanagh, P.C. Luvbird Boutique Marcotte Insurance

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Mark Your Calendars Westside Hall of Fame Golf Outing June 30, 2014 The Players Club For more information, please email alumni@westside66.org McGill Restoration McGinnis Construction Missouri River Title Nebraska Methodist College Nelson Murphy Insurance & Investments, L.L.C. Omaha Steaks Ponzu Sushi & Grill Prudential Ambassador Real Estate RBC Wealth Management Renaissance Financial Andrew Robinson-Morgan Stanley Scooters Coffeehouse Security Equipment, Inc. Solution One State Farm Insurance-Matt Daugherty The Bartusek Group/Prudential Ambassador Real Estate The Caddy Shack The Lund Company The Urology Center

DOOR PRIZE DONORS American Century Investments American National Bank Aon Foundation Aon Risk Services Austad’s Golf-Kurcz Memorial Rick Berkshire Annie and Ken Bird Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Body Basics Chief School Bus Services, Inc. Clancy’s Zach Daub Dari and Stu Dornan Champions Run Davis Chiropractic Dick’s Sporting Goods Elizabeth Diesing DWS Investments Eaton Vance Ervin and Smith Field Club of Omaha FL Hair Salon, Kelli Dudley Galaxy Golf-Kurcz Memorial Mike Graff Golf Tec of Omaha Golf USA Kay Lynn and John Goldner Dr. Courtney Hellman/Midwest Eye Care, P.C. Terry Heskett Pro Shop Indian Creek Golf CourseKurcz Memorial ING Funds Sue Irlbeck Iron Horse Golf Club IVY Funds Sally and Ken Kampfe Dave Karnes Kugler Vision Robert A. Laughlin, Attorney at Law

(sponsors continued) Kathy and Jack Lewis Management Communication Services, Inc. Max I. Walker Malashocks Jewelry Carrie and Ed May Pat McCahill Midwest Technology Solutions, Inc. Miracle Hill Golf & Tennis Center M.U.D. Jon S. Natvig, Natvig Law Office New Dawn Nutrition Nothing Bundt Cakes N. P. Dodge Real Estate NRG Media Oak Hills Country Club Platteview Country Club-Kurcz Memorial Leron Peters Dennis Pfeffer Quarry Oaks Golf Club Redeye Tavern & Grill Scheels All Sports Service One Sunset Valley Country Club Mike Stolarskyj The Caddy Shack-Kurcz Memorial The Player’s Club-Kurcz Memorial The Market Basket Sempeck's Bowling Entertainment Center Tiffany Greens Golf Club Tiger Tom’s TransCanada Kevin Wilhem/J. Michael Murphy Company Julie and Dave Williams Westside Store Kevin Williams Rosie Zweiback and Mace Hack

Terry Heskett (’88), Phyllis (Donaldson) Choat (’65) and Jason Hellman (’90) at the Westside Hall of Fame Golf Outing.

David Williams (’82) with Erik Williams (’15) ready to tee off at the outing.

Golfers enjoyed great temperatures as they hit the course.

PATRON PLAYERS Tom Albracht Gail Anderson Bob Belgrade Randall Bradley Scott Brokke Sid Carstenson Jim Jansen Bob Noble John Russell Terry Tomich

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Athletic Hall of Fame Inducts Six

and Omaha World-Herald his senior year. He was the first player to earn both Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year by the Metro Coaches Association. In track, Tim won the Class A shotput title after finishing in second place his junior year. He currently holds the school record for shot put with a toss of 59’8”. He was a finalist for the Omaha World-Herald Finalist for Male Athlete of the Year in 1999. After high school, Tim played football for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tim and his wife, Rachel, have two daughters.

Bruce Skinner – Coach

The Harley and Beth Schrager Outstanding Coaches Awards were presented to Brett Froendt, Head Football Coach and Shawn Blevins, Assistant Coach.

The 2013 Coaches Night of Distinction and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction was held at Legacy Hall on Friday, May 3, 2013. Ross Jernstrom (’74), Sports Director at WOWT Channel 6, hosted the evening as the Master of Ceremonies. Congratulations to all of these deserving former Westside athletes and coaches!

Hall of Fame Inductees Mark Passer – 1986

Mark Passer was a two-sport athlete at Westside High School, lettering in wrestling and soccer. Wrestling at 112 pounds his sophomore year, Mark placed 6th at State and walked away with the State gold medal his junior and senior years, wrestling at 132 pounds. In soccer, Mark was a member of the 1986 State Champion soccer team. After high school, Mark wrestled at UNL and UNO. He earned a varsity letter as a freshman at UNL. Today, Mark is the owner of United Services Outdoor Home Improvement. Mark is the son of Allan and Maxine Passer.

Doug Humphrey – 1991

Doug Humphrey was a standout swimmer at Westside High School, where he lettered in swimming all four years. Doug was a six-time State Champion swimming in the 100, 200 and 500 free. Doug also set the record in the 500 free with a time of 4:36.98. He was a team captain in 1991 when they brought home the State Championship. Doug went to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was named Big 8 Newcomer of the Year in 1992. Doug served

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as assistant swim coach at UNL from 19962012. He is currently the Head Swim Coach at the University of Northern Iowa. Doug and his wife, Danielle, have three children.

Carla Bennett – 1999

Carla was a four-year letter winner in basketball and three-year letter winner in volleyball. In 1998, she was All-Metro First Team, All-Class A Second Team, All-Nebraska Third Team and Metro Scholar Athlete Academic All-State. In basketball, Carla collected many allocates such as All–Metro First Team, All–Class A First Team, SuperState Second Team, Metro Scholar Athlete, and Holiday Tournament All Tournament Team. Carla helped lead the Lady Warriors to the State Championship in basketball. After high school, Carla played for the Drake Basketball Team where she was selected as one of 12 candidates for the Wade Trophy Player of the Year, an award is given to the best women’s basketball player in NCAA Division 1. She was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx as the 29th overall pick of the 2003 WNBA draft. Carla is the daughter of Mike and Margaret Bennett.

Tim Green – 1999

Tim Green was a standout athlete in football and track. Tim played defensive tackle and offensive guard for the Warriors and helped them to a quarterfinal appearance in 1998. He finished his senior year with 25 solo tackles, 55 assists, 8 quarterback sacks and 70 knockdowns. He earned Super-State and All-Nebraska AllState honors from the Lincoln Journal Star

Bruce Skinner spent 38 years at Westside High School as the Science teacher and Soccer coach. His coaching career began in 1973 as JV Club soccer coach and in 1975, became the boys varsity coach. Once soccer was sanctioned by the NSAA, Bruce coached eleven teams in the State Championship Tournament, earning the title in 1998 and 2004. Bruce was named the 1990 Nebraska State Soccer Coach of the Year, the 1999 Nebraska Coaches Association Coach of the Year and the 2007 Schrager Coach of the Year. His career record as head coach was 339 wins, 158 losses, and 8 ties. Looking back, he says that being able to help soccer grown not only in Omaha, but the entire state is his highest accomplishment. Bruce and his wife, Rhonda, have two children as well as three grandchildren.

WHS Football Team – 1982

The 1982 Warrior Football Team is considered one of the most dominant football teams in Class A history. The 1982 team capped off their second consecutive state championship with a 34-9 win over Lincoln Northeast. The Warriors didn’t allow a single point during their playoff run and outscored their three opponents 1040. The warriors finished the season 12-0, which included seven shutouts. Led by the late Dan Young, the Warriors had 13 players from that team go on and play football at the collegiate level. Ten players from that team were named All-State. In 2013, the team was inducted into the Omaha Hall of Fame.

Harley and Beth Schrager Outstanding Coaches Awards

Brett Froendt, Head Football Coach and Shawn Blevins, Assistant Football Coach were both selected as the winners of the Harley and Beth Schrager Outstanding Coach Award. “Brett and Shawn are not only great coaches, they work hard at helping their players off the field,” states Tom Kerkman, Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director.

View WHS Yearbooks and Newspapers Online Who was Homecoming King the year you graduated? Remember those band uniforms you had to wear? Would you like to take a trip down memory lane through your yearbook? Join the Westside Foundation in our efforts to create an online directory of Westside High School Yearbooks (Shield) and Newspapers (Lance). Partnering with the Westside Alumni Association, the Foundation is in search of businesses, groups and individuals to sponsor the cost to digitize all Shields and Lances. A $250 Cover Sponsor will receive: • Name or logo recognition on the Westside Foundation/Alumni website next to the sponsored Shield and/or Lance for the

year(s) of your choice. Name or logo recognition on the first page of the scanned publication, which can be viewed online • Name or logo recognition on a digital DVD. Your digital Shield and Lance will be available for purchase at your class reunion. A $100 "Sign The Yearbook" Sponsor will receive: • Your name on the inside front cover - as if you signed your own yearbook! To become a Lance or Shield sponsor, please fill out the enclosed envelope or go to www.wcsfoundation66.org to sign up online. •

2013 Alumni Scholarship Winners Honored

Aaron “Grant” Glazer

Cailyn Ludwig

The Westside Alumni Association awarded six scholarships last year to graduates from the Class of 2013. The Association works with the guidance office in the selection process.

Unlocking Answers Scholarship

The Westside Alumni Association Unlocking Answers Scholarships is awarded to seniors who have excelled in the fields of Science, Math or Engineering. Aaron “Grant” Glazer and Cailyn Ludwig were chosen from the class of 2013 for their high level of academic achievement. Each scholarship is $1000. Glazer is the son of Jennifer and John Glazer. Grant is attending Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. Ludwig is the daughter of Staci and Larry Ludwig. She is attending Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

Spirit of Service Scholarship

The Westside Alumni Association Spirit of Service Scholarships is awarded to students who have demonstrated the highest level of service to our community or state. Cailyn

Kayln Kaston

Jacob Koester

Ludwig and Kaylan Kaston were chosen to receive these $1000 scholarships in 2013. Both of these students accumulated over 500 hours of community service. Kaston is attending Iowa Western Community College. She is the daughter of Sherry Boot-Rankin and J. Rankin.

The Tom Hall Scholarship

The Tom Hall Scholarship has been awarded annually since 2003. Selected by the current Boys Basketball Coach, this $1000 scholarship is presented to a senior boy basketball player who best exemplifies the academic and athletic work ethic of former Boys Varsity Basketball Coach and English and Humanities Teacher, Tom Hall. Jacob Koester was chosen as the 2013 Tom Hall Scholarship recipient. He is the son of Jean and John Long. Jacob is attending Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.

The Vic Porter Scholarship

The Vic Porter Scholarship has been awarded annually since 2007 to a senior girl basketball

Karly Meyer

player whom best exemplifies the disciplined, unselfish, respectful and cooperative approach to athletics and academics as that of Former Coach Vic Porter. This scholarship is in the amount of $500. This scholarship was awarded to Karly Meyer, a 2013 graduate who is attending Marquette in Milwaukee, Wisc. Karly is the daughter of Leanne Meyer. Congratulations to all scholarship recipients!

The "W" E-NEWS

We’re going digital! To save on paper usage and postage costs, the Westside Alumni Association will be transitioning to take the “W” online as an emailed newsletter. To make this happen, we need your email address! Visit

alumni.wcsfoundation66.org and click “Stay Connected” on the top menu.

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From The President I am extremely honored to be your newly elected president and serve the Alumni of Westside High School. I hope to stand on the shoulders of the great Presidents that have served before me and continue the great work of our Alumni Association.  My wife, Courtney Madson Hellman, and I are proud 1990 graduates.  We have lived in District 66 since finishing college in 1994.  We keep busy raising future Warriors (Classes of ’15, ’17, ’18, and ’20).  Besides our young Warriors, there are very few things in our lives as important to us as the District. I’d like to thank our new officers and board members listed on the next page. Our newest board member is Phyllis Choat, whom I have had the pleasure of working with for the last six years, while serving as our golf tournament chairman.  Phyllis  serves as this year’s  secretary. I am also thrilled to report that Rob Owen (’87) has agreed to chair this year’s Golf Tournament (June 30, 2014).  With Rob’s help, you can expect a great event. Can you believe this will be the 21st outing? After becoming the president in November, my first task was to review  our existing by-laws.  The mission of the Westside Alumni Association is: • • • • •

Maintain effective communications with and among alumni/friends Support the educational objectives of WHS Recognize outstanding alumni Plan and coordinate alumni gatherings and events Raise the financial resources to fulfill this mission

In support of our Mission, the Board of Directors has agreed to our “BIG 5”. • •

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Communication – bi-annual newsletter, update our website and maintain our social media pages. Events – coordinate alumni events. Upcoming events currently include the Hall of Fame Golf Outing on June 30, 2014. Class reunion support – email alumni@westside66.org to help get your reunion planning started Scholarships – annual scholarships are awarded to WHS graduates. Hall of Fame - Solicit and review nominations and host biennial Hall of Fame inductions.

Our annual budget also includes funding to help WHS “Wish List” which are items not included in department budgets. Items such as flat screen TVs, Apple TVs, art prints, HD projectors, chemistry lab equipment, etc., are on that list. The Alumni Association belongs to each and every alumnus. If you want to be involved, or have an idea that could help us serve our alumni, please email alumni@westside66.org.  GO WARRIORS! Jason B. Hellman (’90) 6 | westside alumni association

REUNIONS 1959 55 Year

October 3-5, 2014 The Class of 1959 is planning to attend the Westside Football Game on Friday night followed by dinner. On Saturday, a tour of the school, an evening cocktail hour, dinner and social activities are planned as well as brunch on Sunday. Please update your profiles and information to keep up-to-date on the weekend activities at www.Westside-59.com

Milnes Menghini (kmenghini52@hotmail. com), Dorothy Davis Morrow (dorothydavis. morrow@gmail.com).


35 Year


30 year

June 27-28, 2014 Contact Marcie Hagery Berguist (mebergq@ cox.net) or on Facebook (Westside Class of 1979 Reunion).

June 27-28, 2014 On June 27, 2014 the Class of ’84 will have a golf outing followed by a casual gathering at 50 year Fox and House, 506 N. 20th Street at 7:30 p.m. August 1-2, 2014 Weekend activities include Friday night, On June 28, the class will meet at Embassy August 1 at Regency Lake & Tennis Club, 606 Suites LaVista, 12520 Westport Parkway at Regency Parkway. Saturday night activities will 6:30 p.m. All information can be found at be at Happy Hollow Country Club, 1701 South westsideclassof1984.webs.com or contact Lisa Patterson Anderson (lisaclassof1984@aol.com). 105th.


A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at 25 year the Regency Lodge, 909 South 107th Avenue. Call 402-397-8000 for reservations. Contact July 18 - 19, 2014 The weekend begins Friday, July 18 at Jones Dan Loring (danforth@cox.net) and Susie Parks Baechle (spbaechle@gmail.com) for more Bros. Cupcakes (Aksarban Village) at 7 p.m. On Saturday, July 19 join in for the school tour at information or go to www.westside-64.com 10 a.m. and Family Picnic at Elmwood Park at noon. Please bring your own lunch. More info 45 year Join the Class of 1969 on September 27, 2014 on Facebook (Westside Class of 1989 Reunion).



at the Regency Lake & Tennis Club. Contact 20 Year Jeanne Backlund (jlbneb@gmail.com) or Debbie August 8, 2014 Wilbeck (dwilbeck@cox.net) for more info. A gathering is planned at The Old Mattress Factory Bar & Grill (501 N 13th St) the evening 40 year of the 8th. Please contact Kjirsten Jessen July 25-26, 2014 A golf outing as well as a casual meet-and- Finnegan (kjirstenj@yahoo.com or 402-312greet at the Redeye Tavern is scheduled for 9955) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ Friday, July 25. On Saturday, July 26 a WHS whs94reunion) for more information.



tour is scheduled for the morning followed by a dinner at Champions Run Club House. Updated information will be posted on the class Facebook page, Omaha Westside Class of 1974. Please contact the following classmates with questions: Steve Davis (DavisSteve74@aol.com), Sue Coyne Gausden (scgplus3@cox.net), Karin

Plans are unknown for the following classes: 1999 – 15 Year 2004 - 10 Year 2009 - 5 Year Please contact Lindsey at alumni@westside66. org to set up your class reunion.

In Rememberance Lindy Sorensen............................... 1948 Marilyn D. Dahlberg (Jones)........ 1953 John Rice......................................... 1959 Dennis B. Young............................. 1962 Ronald Stave .................................. 1962 Dianna Benolken........................... 1964 Gary Dunn...................................... 1964 Steven W. Olmstead ...................... 1964 Gary Gambrel................................. 1965 William John Strateman ............... 1965 Terry Taulborg................................ 1965 Richard “Dick” Welch.................... 1967 Judi Graham d’Allemand............... 1968 Joseph H. Stitt................................. 1969 Mike Bass (formerly Schlotfeld)...... 1972 Craig Burch..................................... 1972 Thomas Michael Koza................... 1972 Debra Bliss Mikeliunas.................. 1975

David Brian Foley.......................... 1975 Mitchell R. Weak............................ 1976 Londa Lee (Harless) Sanburg ..... 1978 Angelique Restivo “Angel”........... 1986 Daniel Britten ................................ 1990 Patti Brooks (Powers) , Elementary School Secretary at Swanson and Sunset Hills. She was an Educational Assistant at Westbrook, Westside Middle School, and Oakdale Elementary. Allen Zimbleman, retired high school teacher. Retired teacher William R. “Mac” McCormick. Mac was a teacher at Westside High School for 34 years.

WHATCHA DOIN’? granddaughter. Guy wrote that he is probably a little too avid a golfer, with the greatest pride and memories of his years at Westside High School. Gary Buttery (’69) is living in Oakdale, Conn. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard Band Diana Burton Price (’62) and in 1998 and became Director of the Concert her husband, Ted, are both retired and living in and Jazz bands at Connecticut College in New London. He was also teaching as an adjunct Porter, Texas. Doug Riley (’67) and his wife, Karen, will at the University of Rhode Island. Since Gary be funding the development and launch of the retired, he as been keeping himself busy cycling Karen and Doug Riley Contemporary Artists throughout the country and completed his 9th Project (CAP) in the Scott Pavilion of the Joslyn ride with the “BRANimals" across Nebraska as a part of the Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska Art Museum opening slated for February 2014. Rick (Delaware) Palmer (’67) is an honorably (BRAN). Gary and his late wife, Judith have two retired Presbyterian minister residing in children and a grandson. Gainesville, Fla. Rick served the last three Gary Sullivan (’84) and wife, churches in Gainesville prior to his retirement. Amy Henrichsen (’85) have two daughters, He and his wife, Dee, have been married 37 Catherine and Rebecca. Gary is employed by years. Rick served the U. S. Navy for four years Marriott headquarters in Bethesda, Md, in an as a young man, and counts that as an important operations training group, creating training part of his life. manuals, videos, software simulations, etc., for Guy Ingles (’67) semi-retired from a 27- employees around the world. In his spare time, year career at Smith Barney, after 11 years as an Gary does a lot of acting in the DC-metro area, assistant college football coach at North Texas particularly with the Victorian Lyric Opera State University, North Carolina State University Company, www.vloc.org. and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Guy and Aaron Bearinger (’99) is his bride of 40 years, Jeanette Varvel Ingles, live in Assistant Principal of Millard North. His wife, Omaha. The Ingles have two daughters and one


David Campbell (’59) is living in Detroit Lakes, Mich. David is a widower and has two children, Joyce and Theresa. He has spent his retirement fishing and more fishing.





to all who planned and attended the Westside Foundation’s VIVI Gala in October. More than 500 people attended the event, which raised more than $165,000 for District 66 programs.

Erin is a National Sales Assistant at WOWT. They have two daughters.


Andrew West (’04) is living in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife, Metta. Andy is an Intern Architect. Kelly Korth (’05) lives in Ames, Iowa and is in her fourth year in veterinary medicine. She will receive her DVM in May of 2014. Cyndy Ingraham (’08) graduated from UNO in August. Cyndy has studied abroad in Besançon, France and is a French Tutor. Elizabeth Deitering (’09) is a Student at UNO and a Patient Transfer Coordinator for Direct Call (Air Methods). She is pursuing a degree in general studies with an emphasis on healthcare administration, double majoring in psychology and French. Elizabeth facilitates patient transfers from small hospitals to large hospitals with higher levels of care and/or services.

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Board of Directors President: Jason Hellman, ’90 Vice President: John Hoich, ’76 TREASURER: Marc Lowe, ’76 SECRETARY: Phyllis (Donaldson) Choat, ’65 directors: Rick Berkshire, ’72 Mark Dudley, ’73 Mike Guinane, ’74 Rob Laughlin, ’75 Elizabeth (Williams) Leach, ’98 Kristin Lynch, ’89 Nick Mazgaj, ’01 Debbie (Moss) McGrew, ’88 Martha (Williams) Nielsen, ’82 Rob Owen, ’87 Mark Sempek, ’80 Tom Thompson, ’83 Meagan (Davis) Van Gelder, ’88

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