A C H I E V E M
The magazine for alumni and friends of William Jewell College Fall 2009
A NEW ERA DAWNS: Women take leadership role in funding of Shumaker Hall
(from left) Hazel Oglesby Michajliczenko '73, Linda Pillsbury Roos '68 and Betty Shouse '48 cut the ribbon to open the new Dianne C. Shumaker Hall at William Jewell. On the cover: Generations of sorority women at Jewell: (from left) Jennifer McKnight ’10, Samantha Lyons ’10, Rachel Crenshaw ’10, Karen Rahter Mathes ’80, Dianne Jeter Shumaker ’66, Angela Gambino ’10, Sara Landers McConnell ’87 and Betty Shouse ’48
A new era dawns Women take the lead in fundraising for the new Shumaker Hall Sorority Houses and Greek Commons at William Jewell.
10 Back to the Hill Dr. Darlene Bailey ’82 returns to her alma mater to provide leadership in athletics.
12 Embracing the journey Betsy Bramon ’07 is recognized for her efforts to end slavery.
13 Exploring facets of sustainability Jewell students help the College in its efforts to ‘go green.’
From the President
Our Mission William Jewell College promises students an outstanding liberal arts education that cultivates leadership, service, and spiritual growth within a community inspired by Christian ideals and committed to open, rigorous intellectual pursuits.
From the President Enriching the Jewell experience We were pleased to welcome alumni back to the Hill for our annual Homecoming celebration last month. Significant in our celebration was the dedication of the new Dianne C. Shumaker Hall Sorority Houses and Greek Commons. You will enjoy this issue’s cover story about how the dream of Shumaker Hall became a reality, and about visionary and generous women who made it possible. With the dedication of Shumaker Hall, the first campus building named solely for a woman, I could not miss the perfect opportunity to reflect on the many strong women whose lives, abilities and actions have influenced the course of our College. Dr. Georgia Bowman, the legendary Jewell professor who made the first gift to the sorority project, chronicled many of their stories in her 1984 book The Distaff Side: Women at William Jewell. Dr. Bowman recounts the story of Mrs. Leona McReynolds Kresse ’20, Jewell’s first woman graduate, a minister’s wife who found time not only to care for an infant child but also to attend classes, maintain a home, serve as president of a new co-ed organization, play center on the new women’s basketball team and fulfill her duties as the College’s first woman undergraduate student assistant. Other fascinating stories found on the pages of The Distaff Side include those of the first female faculty member, Mary Elmore, who came to Jewell in 1928; Virginia D. Rice ’28, who in addition to teaching a full schedule of English courses also directed the College’s theater productions; the beloved Lutie Chiles ’35, the College’s first director of elementary education, who became a nationally known leader in early childhood education and was recognized with the Citation for Achievement in 1982; and many others. These early leaders at Jewell cleared the path for future generations of women who have also made their mark on the College.The student experience at William Jewell has been immeasurably enriched by remarkable faculty members such as Dr. Ann Marie Shannon, the first Senior Tutor of the College’s acclaimed Oxbridge Honors Program, and Dr. Judith Dilts, who secured early funding for a National Science Foundation grant that integrated technology into the College’s biology curriculum.This summer, we welcomed back Dr. Darlene Bailey, class of 1982, as our new Athletic Director. She will lead the College through an important transition to membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Six alumnae currently serve on Jewell’s Board of Trustees: Eileen Houston-Stewart ’79, Ann Cuneio Earnest ’77, Hazel Oglesby Michajliczenko ’73, Linda Pillsbury Roos ’68, Dianne Jeter Shumaker ’66 and Deborah Unger Wardrop ’78. Far from an exhaustive list, this is a representative sampling of the scores of remarkable achievements of women at Jewell.We are grateful to the donors whose gifts to Shumaker Hall provide a living and learning environment in which future generations of Jewell women will thrive as they lead and achieve.
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Honoring the Past, The John Priest Greene Society honors the legacy of William Jewell’s longest-serving president. Dr. Greene’s devotion to the College for 30 years as president and 20 years as a Trustee has had a paramount influence on Jewell’s emergence as a national liberal arts college. “John Priest Greene was known for his belief in hard work and genuine concern for students and faculty,”said Dr. David Sallee, President of William Jewell College.“This important society honors the enduring spirit of people like Dr. Greene who believe in our students, the value of a liberal arts education and the mission of the College.” How Members Honor Dr. Greene’s Legacy Being a part of the John Priest Greene Society means being part of a nationwide network of alumni, parents and friends who are active advocates for William Jewell. Every year, Society members commit to the following:
Ensuring a Bright
Future The John Priest Greene Society for Jewell Fund leadership
• Give a minimum annual leadership gift of $1,000 to the Jewell Fund. • Refer prospective students who would benefit from the lifechanging Jewell experience. • Promote the mission of the College in their communities. • Encourage others to support Jewell in similar ways. Membership Benefits Supporters who make the long-term commitment to Jewell by joining the John Priest Greene Society will be invited to an annual President’s Reception. In addition, members will be recognized in the annual President’s Report. First-time leadership gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized with placement of a personalized brick on the Quad. Supporting the Jewell Fund Gifts to the Jewell Fund support vital aspects of a William Jewell education. Jewell Fund gifts are unrestricted and applied to the areas of greatest need. Examples of how a healthy Jewell Fund can positively impact the Jewell experience include: • Enhancing scholarship support • Expanding academic curriculum resources • Improving campus technology • Maintaining campus aesthetics For more information about the John Priest Greene Society, please contact Andrea Meloan at email@example.com. Fall 2009
A New Era Dawns: Women take leadership role in funding of Shumaker Hall The story in the September 25, 1917, edition of The Student—forerunner to The Hilltop Monitor student newspaper—gave this account of an unfolding new chapter in the life of William Jewell College: “For the first time in the history of our college do we have an organized body of ladies roaming about our campus, and the experience has been a great deal more delightful than many of our more pessimistic students and friends anticipated.”
In her 1984 book The Distaff Side: Women at William Jewell, the late Dr. Georgia Bessie Bowman ’34 chronicled the experiences of the first female students on the Hill (there were 10 in all) in a chapter titled “Nose Under the Tent.” She continued to be a champion of women at Jewell throughout her lifetime, and when the opportunity came to provide the first gift to a sorority residential project that would benefit future generations, Dr. Bowman did so without hesitation. The legendary Jewell professor, who passed away in December of 2007, was the guest of honor at a “Pink Lady” party for members of the Beta Sigma Omicron
(now Zeta Tau Alpha) sorority in the fall of 2006. More than 50 women from all over the country assembled to relive old memories and to honor their mentor. Dr. Bowman was a founding member of Beta Sigma Omicron, as well as a legendary speech and debate professor at the College. “Dr. Bowman was the central figure in Beta Sig for all of us who were there during her era,” says Juarenne Moore Hester ’55. “Her leadership extended over so many years, and she is a link to the history of that organization.” The seeds that Dr. Bowman planted have borne fruit with the fall dedication of Shumaker Hall Sorority Houses and Greek Commons at William Jewell. Fittingly, the lead donors for the project were women who shared the common bond of a meaningful living and learning experience as members of the Greek alumnae community at the College. “It’s a very special bond,” recalled Dianne Jeter Shumaker ’66 of her experience as a member of Beta Sigma Omicron at William Jewell. The sorority complex is named in Shumaker’s honor in recognition of her Fall 2009
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Alpha Gamma Delta ongoing leadership and support of the College. “Being a part of a sorority gave me a lot of confidence as a person, and I gained leadership skills for life. The concept of sisterhood is a powerful one. My sisters cared about me, and I cared about them. It was a wonderful sense of belonging.”
Other members of the Jewell sorority community also recalled the powerful bond of sisterhood. “Being a part of Greek life at William Jewell in the mid-1970s expanded my college experience by surrounding me with women who shared many similar core values and goals,” said Melanie Griffin Cline ’78, a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, whose gift provided the Cline Study Room. “It was a wonderful time of bonding and establishing lifelong friendships. I am confident that a new generation of students will honor the women who have gone before them with their academic achievements, campus involvement and philanthropy. I know that fond memories will be made and bonds of friendship developed that will last a lifetime.” The sorority complex is a welcome addition to the campus landscape for
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Betty Shouse ’48, whose gift provided the Betty Shouse Chapter Room in the Alpha Delta Pi House. “We have needed a place for our sorority women to call home,” Shouse said. “It’s a wonderful place to learn about leadership and about how to work together with different people.” Benefiting most directly from the generosity of donors to the sorority project are the students who are its first occupants. “Shumaker Hall represents a significant investment in the students of William Jewell,” said Quincy Cotton ’10, former president of Alpha Gamma Delta. “We are deeply appreciative of this commitment to providing an environment that will foster long-term friendships and stimulate thinking on leadership and service to others.”
(top, from left) sorority members Samantha Lyons ’10, Rachel Crenshaw ’10, Angela Gambino ’10, Jennifer McKnight ’10; (middle, from left) Mary Sallee, Dianne Shumaker and David Sallee; Elizabeth Hendrix ’12 and Katherine Myers ’11; (bottom) Quincy Cotton ’10 Achieve Magazine
Providing for a new generation William Jewell College is pleased to recognize these special donors for providing generous support for the construction and furnishing of Shumaker Hall:
COMMONS, TERRACE AND STUDY ROOMS Dianne C. Shumaker Hall – Dianne C. Shumaker ’66 (Beta Sigma Omicron/Zeta Tau Alpha) Landers Family Commons – Dr. Burnell “Tony” Landers ’60 Mathes Family Terrace – Mark ’79 and Karen Rahter Mathes ’80 (Alpha Gamma Delta) Cline Study Room – Russ ’71 and Melanie Griffin Cline ’78 (Alpha Gamma Delta) Pillsbury Study Room – The Pillsbury Foundation (Linda Pillsbury Roos ’68) Willard Study Room – Buzz ’76 and Pam Doubleday Willard ’76 (Zeta Tau Alpha)
ALPHA DELTA PI HOUSE Betty Shouse Chapter Room – Betty Shouse ’48 Kirkland Family Room – Bob ’80 and Pam Cook Kirkland ’81 Alice Ann Biggerstaff Room – Betty Shouse ’48
ALPHA GAMMA DELTA HOUSE Edna Mortimeyer Dooley Social Lounge – George ’53 and Edna Mortimeyer Dooley ’53 Marcia Love Pierce Room – Jim ’66 and Marcia Love Pierce ’66 Hanna Lockwood Dobberstine Room – Sorority alumnae and undergraduate women of Alpha Gamma Delta
DELTA ZETA HOUSE Pillsbury Social Lounge – The Pillsbury Foundation (Linda Pillsbury Roos ’68) Hazel Oglesby Michajliczenko Room – Hazel Oglesby Michajliczenko ’73 Elizabeth “Ibby” Crouch Woodsmall Room – Bill and Betty Crouch
ZETA TAU ALPHA HOUSE White Chapter Room – John ’67 and Penny White ’68 Dr. Georgia Bessie Bowman Social Lounge – Established by her sorority sisters and her students who loved her Virginia D. Rice Suite – Julius ’71 and Gayle Anderson Linnea Kenney Brock Room – Ray ’52 and Linnea Kenney Brock ’55 Wilson Room – Jinny Wilson Straeter ’63 and Kim Wilson Kearny ’65 Cynthia Reames Stingley Room – Mark ’74 and Cynthia Reames Stingley ’75 Providing leadership and oversight were the following members of the
SORORITY COMPLEX STEERING COMMITTEE: Melanie Griffin Cline ’78 Ann Cuneio Earnest ’77 Pam Cook Kirkland ’81 Hazel Oglesby Michajliczenko ’73 Marcia Love Pierce ’66 Betty Shouse ’48 The project enjoyed the significant contributions of these individuals and companies: Gould Evans, Architect J.E. Dunn Construction, General Contractor J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Capital Campaign Challenge Gift Richard H. Lippincott ’91, Interior Designer, Nell Hill’s
A glimpse inside Shumaker Hall •
Total cost: $13.5 million
Total square footage: 23,488
Number of residential rooms: 96
Four individually secured sorority houses with suite-style rooms and private bathrooms, joined by a Greek Commons multipurpose room that will serve as a focal point for Greek life on campus
Private study rooms
Modern laundry facilities and lounges
Individual kitchens for each sorority
Interior decoration and furnishings by Nell Hill’s
Landscaped common terrace/patio
(from top) Cynthia Reames Stingley ’75 and Mark Stingley ’74; George Dooley ’53; Dr. Burnell “Tony” Landers ’60, Shirley Landers Thompson ’49, Linda Long Landers ‘62; Hazel Oglesby Michajliczenko ‘73, Linda Pillsbury Roos ‘68, Betty Shouse ‘48; Hanna Lockwood Dobberstine ‘66, Dianne Jeter Shumaker ‘66, Sue Meyer Wright 66; Linnea Kenney Brock ‘55 and Ray Brock ‘52
Woman’s Committee extends support The legacy of support established by influential William Jewell figures like Dr. Georgia Bessie Bowman ’34 is embodied in the work of the Woman’s Committee. Formed in 1965 by a group of Liberty alumnae, the organization allows women across the country to join together in their support of the College. The committee’s work includes funding scholarships for deserving women students and pursuing practical and aesthetic projects on campus. More than 100 scholarships have been awarded, along with significant funding for landscaping projects and the establishment of a First Ladies’ Gallery of portraits in Yates-Gill College Union. The Woman’s Committee maintains a membership of 200 to 300 members, with more than 100 of those being Life members. In addition to funds from dues, the committee receives generous gifts from members in honor or in memory of others.
LOOKING BACK, AND MOVING FORWARD:
Darlene Bailey ’82 returns to the Hill to lead athletic programs Editor’s Note: Dr. Darlene Bailey ’82 has been named Director of Athletics and Chair of the Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics at William Jewell College. She most recently served as the Associate Commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As part of her new responsibilities at Jewell, she will assist the College in making the transition to NCAA Division II. In the interview below, she discusses her return to the Hill, along with her vision for the future of athletics at William Jewell. Any standout memories of your days on the Hill? I remember the excitement of the opening of the Mabee Center. It opened when I arrived on campus in the fall of 1980. At that time it was a state-of-the art facility and expanded the campus “down the hill.” I recall getting called to the Dean of Students’ office when it was reported there was a dance at Evans House on a Saturday night during an open house. There was a wonderful 21-day trip to Germany during Winterim. I remember standing up to Dr. (Norris) Patterson (former physical education department chair and football coach) when he questioned me about why a “girl” would want to be an athletic director,
and listening to Coach (Fred) Flook’s (former baseball coach) philosophies on life while traveling to road games. What was your major? History. My advisor was Dr. Ken Chatlos. He was an excellent teacher and helped me really understand Modern European History. I have greatly benefited in my career from my solid liberal arts education and communication skills. What was your sport or athletic involvement? I sustained a serious injury in basketball while still in high school. Because I was very interested in sports and all of my friends were still playing, I wanted to stay involved in some way. I began doing statistics, being the team manager and was the teacher’s aide for the athletic director. This early exposure to the administrative side of sports led to my working for the athletic department at William Jewell. I was a student assistant to the Sports Information Director, who was also a faculty member. He resigned the position during football season and I became the SID as a student. It was a tremendous experience to have that kind of responsibility. Achieve Magazine
What were your impressions coming back to the Hill as a faculty member? Jewell is a special place with great faculty, staff and students who genuinely care about the College and each other. What’s different? Computers. Fewer trees. The students look younger. Larry Holley looks older! Campus strikes me as more beautiful than I remember it, with more flowers. Maybe I notice flowers more now than when I was 20 years old. What’s the same? When you stand outside the union and look onto the Quad, things look essentially the same. The buildings are the same. You see farmland to the east and the KC skyline to the southwest. There is something very comforting in all of this. The feeling of security is the same. Of course I have a different perspective and appreciation being nearly 30 years removed from my original experience. There is a part of me that would like to do it over again and maximize my experience. Why do you believe the NCAA move is the right one for Jewell? I would not be here if that were not the case. I believe overall the NCAA will provide a higher quality and more Fall 2009
enriching experience for our studentathletes. The NCAA is a powerful brand. It is what people think of first when thinking of college sports at any level. I believe NCAA membership is consistent with the overall plan of where Jewell wants to position itself as an institution. How does the NCAA philosophy of the student-athlete experience mesh with Jewell’s mission of educating the whole person? The six attributes of Division II (learning, service, passion, sportsmanship, resourcefulness, balance) are very
consistent with the “Live What You Learn” philosophy of William Jewell. It is important that students have a quality athletic experience at Jewell and within NCAA Division II, but that should be balanced with the overall academic experience and integrated into everyday life. What role does athletics play in the student experience at Jewell? There are students who come to Jewell primarily because of athletics who also find an academic program to fit their needs. There are students who come to Jewell
primarily because of a particular academic program who also have the opportunity to have a varsity athletic experience. Jewell is able to provide all students with a quality experience. Because nearly one-third of Jewell students are involved in athletics, it is a big part of the student experience on campus. Those students who are not directly involved likely know someone who is involved. Athletics is a rallying point for a college campus. Current students will become alumni and are most likely to return to campus for athletic events.
NCAA Update: Jewell invited to join Great Lakes Valley Conference
William Jewell College has been invited to join the Great Lakes Valley Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division II. The conference affiliation is the next step for William Jewell in candidacy year one of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division II membership process. “We look forward to this next step in the candidacy process,” said Dr. David Sallee, President of William Jewell. “We firmly believe that this new conference affiliation will build on William Jewell’s tradition of developing student-athletes who are both engaged in the classroom and competitive on the playing field.” Dr. Darlene Bailey, Director of Athletics and Chair of the Department of Physical Education at William Jewell, expressed her appreciation for the support of the Great Lakes Valley Conference members. “We have reached an important milestone in the transition process, and we look forward to
working with the members of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.”
basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball) currently sponsored by the GLVC. The Cardinals also sponsor men’s and women’s Jim Naumovich, GLVC Commissioner, track and field, men’s and women’s cross confirmed that the addition of William country, men’s and women’s tennis and Jewell was unanimously approved by the GLVC Council of Presidents at its October 6 men’s and women’s golf, each of which is also a sport sponsored by the Conference. meeting in Indianapolis. “The Great Lakes Valley Conference is pleased to welcome William Jewell also sponsors football and, William Jewell College as the league’s 16th with the addition of the Cardinals to GLVC member,” Naumovich said. “William Jewell membership, brings the number of footballboasts an outstanding academic reputation playing institutions in the league to six. It is and a solid athletic program, and we feel anticipated that football competition will they will be an outstanding addition to the begin in the GLVC in 2012. GLVC and NCAA Division II.” William Jewell was a charter member of the The College will begin regular season competition and will be eligible for select GLVC championships during the 2011-12 academic year. William Jewell will be eligible for postseason competition in the majority of GLVC sports in 2012-13. William Jewell sponsors 18 sports, including all seven of the ‘core’ sports (men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s
Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) and has been competing in this NAIA conference since 1971. The Cardinals have captured 96 conference titles in the HAAC and were the first NAIA program to claim 500 football victories. For more information on the GLVC and the NCAA transition, visit www.jewell.edu and click on athletics.
Jewell alum continues to live what she learns Betsy Bramon, a member of the William Jewell College class of 2007, was awarded the prestigious Zimmerman Award & Fellowship at the 2009 Free The Slaves Freedom Awards ceremony held recently at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Betsy, who designed her own major in Women’s and Gender Studies while at William Jewell, first encountered slavery during a study-abroad experience in Amsterdam, where she was researching the extent of sex trafficking in the city’s notorious red light district. (View the summer 2007 Achieve cover story on Betsy Bramon at http://www.jewell.edu/william_jewell/gen/media/achieve/summer2007/.) Betsy wants to pursue a doctorate focusing on slavery, economics and women. As a Zimmerman Fellow at Free The Slaves headquarters in Washington, D.C., she will focus on anti-slavery research and international partnerships. The Freedom Awards pay tribute to people working on the frontlines to free slaves worldwide.“I want to be part of the vision that makes ending slavery possible,” she says. After her initial encounter with slavery as a Jewell student in Amsterdam, she later moved to Cambodia, where she learned that many slavery survivors wind up dependent on shelters and social service programs. Though no longer enslaved, they’re not self-sufficient. Her goal was to build bridges that could help former slaves take that final step toward lifelong freedom. With the success of the Cambodian program, her goal is to duplicate the project elsewhere. These experiences have shaped Betsy’s view of slavery worldwide. She sees slavery as a symptom of other social and economic problems. “When everything else goes wrong in the world, you get slavery,” she says. But she feels at its core the solution is actually simple. It involves listening to people, being resourceful, fostering teamwork and creating a sense of community: “I really hope that people can begin to look each other in the eye again, people who’ve been trafficked and people who have trafficked, and remember that we’re all human.”
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Betsy credits her Jewell experience and the opportunity to pursue a selfdesigned major with broadening her view of the world and her place within it. “Jewell offers students a tremendous gift,” she says. “Many will find they are starkly challenged and changed, from the inside out, through this fusion of intellect, social consciousness, cross-cultural awareness, creativity and selfhood. Definitions are redrawn, self-identities are challenged, eyes are opened— this is the potential it holds, depending on how far students choose to take their academic experience.” The Freedom Awards are funded by the John Templeton Foundation, which provides recipients with substantial financial support to continue their work. The program’s goal is to showcase the best antislavery work in the world today, to provide an international spotlight to keep activists safe on the ground, and to dramatically expand the reach and impact of grassroots anti-slavery programs. Fellowships are awarded to young adults ages 21-30 who have demonstrated consistent determination, creativity and results in the anti-slavery movement, and who are committed to developing their careers to help rid the world of slavery. Fellows undertake substantive work during a yearlong salaried fellowship at Free the Slaves, including direct participation in research and work with grassroots partners and slave-free trade initiatives.
Exploring facets of
The United Nations defines the term sustainability as “choices that meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”
Members of the “Planeteers,” William Jewell’s new student sustainability organization, had the chance to explore the many dimensions of the UN’s definition of sustainability when they traveled this fall to a Colorado workshop conducted by Robert Mann, co-director of the Shadowcliff retreat center and a member of the William Jewell College class of 1963. The goal of the workshop was to connect social justice and sustainability by looking at values, ethics, stewardship and personal responsibility. “When we think of sustainability as an integration of values and behaviors that are good for the natural environment, good for the human economy and good for society, it is clear that there is inherent in sustainability some aspect of justice,” Mann said. “In the workshop we explored these concepts as informing our own values and began the adventure of integrating some conscious expression of justice and sustainability into our own behaviors and those of William Jewell College.” Attending the workshop were Jewell students Julie Boshae, Frances Webber, Cameron Evans and Max Frankel, along with Dr. Andy Pratt, Director of Jewell’s Center for Justice and Sustainability. Shadowcliff’s distinctive location affords workshop participants the opportunity to utilize the nearby Rocky Mountain National Forest and Park as a laboratory for observing the laws of nature and the practice of sustainability. Mann included in the workshop studies of Grand Lake and the water needs of the east slope, elk population in the national forest and the current pine beetle infestation.
quick-fix solutions to broad environmental problems,” said Jewell student Frances Webber. “We learned how to think in terms of systems, that is, in terms of people as well as the environment, to identify crucial issues and to generate truly effective and lasting solutions.” In the final sessions of the workshop, Mann led Jewell students through a collaborative process of planning the most important next steps in focusing William Jewell College on issues of justice and sustainability. The students have developed a brief presentation on sustainability to share with campus departments and organizations. Mann will return to his alma mater in January as a guest at the Center for Justice and Sustainability’s first annual Justice Summit. Mann practiced business law in Kansas City for more than 25 years before founding Bridging The Gap (BTG), Inc., in 1992. As founder and CEO until 2005, he led BTG to its position as one of the largest environmental education organizations in the Midwest. He has served as counselor to four Kansas City mayors and countless elected officials and business leaders on environmental issues over the last 19 years. During the last seven years, Mann has facilitated Shadowcliff workshops teaching the principles of sustainability and assisting participants to apply those principles to their daily lives.
William Jewell College’s green initiatives are paying big dividends. A recent report revealed the following information about the College’s environmental efforts as compared to one year ago: Tons of paper and magazines recycled year-to-date: 22.35 Tons of paper and magazines recycled at same reporting period last year: 5.48 Cubic yards of landfill saved year-to-date: 67.05 Cubic yards of landfill saved at same reporting period last year: 16.44 KWH energy saved year-to-date: 91,679.70 KWH energy saved at same reporting period last year: 22,478.96 Cardboard & plastic recycled, year-to-date: 11.53 tons (new initiative this calendar year)
(from (from left) left) Frances Frances Webber, Webber, Max Max Frankel, Frankel, Andy Andy Pratt, Pratt, Julie Julie Boshae, Boshae, Cameron Cameron Evans Evans
“The experience taught me to think about sustainability in ways that go deeper than Fall 2009
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Virginia Ruth (Lewis) Walker ’40 went on a 15-day trip to Peru and Ecuador with her son. At age 90, she climbed the ruins of Machu Picchu and visited the Galapagos Islands. She resides in Trenton, Mo.
Billy Miller ’39 was featured in The Brunswick (Ga.) News for meeting a personal challenge: he walked across Georgia’s longest spanning and tallest bridge at the age of 93.The daunting Sidney Lanier Bridge is renowned for its vertical climb of 480 feet and view of the South Brunswick River.
Lorena (Savacool) Mayhugh ’43 is doing missionary work in Bangkok,Thailand. After retiring from 33 years of teaching, she became an electrician and volunteered with her late husband to do electrical work in churches throughout five states, including work on William Jewell’s Grand River Chapel. She then taught a year in American Samoa and became a Missionary Kids teacher in Bangkok. She currently teaches English as a second language at the Bangkok Baptist Student Center and teaches a fellowship group.
1940s Rev. Carl Hunker ’40 received the 2009 Jewell Humanitarian Award during William Jewell’s Homecoming celebration. He was honored for his career as an international missionary, including 34 years in Taiwan. After his retirement in 1986, he returned to the United States and started a Chinese church in Kansas City, Kan., where he continues to serve. He resides in Liberty, Mo.
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Howard Dewell ’48 has been named to the Iowa Senior Olympics Hall of Fame. A Quincy, Ill., resident, Howard was among the first to be inducted in the Hall’s Out of State Division created this year. He has competed in all 22 Iowa Senior Olympics Games and holds records in a number of the 10 age groups. He is a retired high school administrator and also taught and coached on the high school and college levels.
Alumni Association is reserved for alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago. Dr. Harriman was honored for his lifetime contributions of service to William Jewell, including cofounding and building the nationally recognized Harriman-Jewell performing arts series and serving 44 years as advisor for the men of Lambda Chi Alpha.
Dr. Lois (Schillie) Eikleberry ’49 published her autobiography,One 20th Century Woman: The Life and Times of a Distaff Doctor. She resides in Lakewood,Colo.
W.W. “Bill”Strawn ’55 competed in the National Handball Tournament held in Los Angeles. He won the national title in the Diamond Masters division.
Norman Short ’49 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame at the 2009 Homecoming celebration. Norman was recognized for excelling as an all-around athlete, representing William Jewell on three teams: basketball, football and track and field. He is a retired coach and resides in Warrensburg, Mo.
Dr. Don M. Jackson, Jr. ’56 of Prescott, Ariz., is an adjunct professor of physics at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus. He teaches physics labs for engineers and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Engineering at Arizona State University.
Dr. Glen Wiburg ’49 published a book, Housing the Sacred:What I Have Learned and Still Am Learning about Preaching. He dedicated the book to his wife, Jane (Mabes) Wiberg ’49, and their late son and former Jewell student, Carl Eric Wiberg.
1950s Dr. Harry M.Ward ’51 is the author of Going Down Hill: Legacies of the American Revolutionary War (Academica Press). His George Washington’s Enforcers: Policing the Continental Army, published in 2006 (hardcover), is now also published in a paperback edition from Southern Illinois University Press. Nancy (Greene) Leisinger ’52 of Liberty, Mo., started serving a three-year term on the William Jewell Alumni Board of Governors in August 2009.
Sam Breckenridge ’58 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame as a former Cardinals football player. He is a retired teacher and coach and was inducted into the Missouri High School Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2005. He resides in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Ima (Fellars) Rahter ’58 of Liberty, Mo., started serving a three-year term on the William Jewell Alumni Board of Governors in August 2009.
Dr. Virginia (Burrs) Binder ’62 was one of three recipients of the 2009 Distinguished Faculty Advising Award at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). She joined the faculty in 1967 and serves as the psychology department’s undergraduate advisor. She was cited for bringing structure to the advising program, creating an online advising course and developing a peer advising program that has become a model of advising at CSULB and attracted interest from other campuses.
1960s Chuck Hartzell ’60 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame during William Jewell’s Homecoming celebration. Chuck was honored for his contributions to Jewell’s football and wrestling programs as a two-sport athlete. He resides in Carlsbad, Calif.
Rev. Gary C. Bradley ’64 of San Antonio, Texas, retired after 41 years of active ministry, the last 24 years as Associate Pastor of Baptist Temple Church in San Antonio.
Dr. Richard Harriman ’53 of Liberty, Mo., was presented the 2009 John F. Truex Lifetime Alumni Service Award at William Jewell’s Homecoming celebration in October.This pinnacle award given by the
CLASS notes Robert “Bob”T. Steinkamp ’67 of Liberty, Mo., joined the law firm of Kirkland & Woods, P.C. He practices in the firm’s Liberty office, focusing in the areas of general business/corporate law, franchisor-franchisee relations, mergers and acquisitions and mediation. Bob just completed two terms as mayor of Liberty.
1970s Mary K. Baughman ’71 retired in July 2008 after 32 years as a cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency Aerospace Center and Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration. She resides in Colorado and spends time painting and riding her Vespa scooter. Richard L. Miller ’71 is writing book three of his four-volume biography series on Abraham Lincoln. He resides in Kansas City, Mo. Stephen Wolverton ’72 of Humble,Texas, retired from education after 35 years.He started as a teacher/coach, and then after 18 years in administration, went back to the classroom to finish his career.Stephen was named the Montgomery County Teacher of the Year in 2005-2006. He also served on advisory boards with the San Jacinto Junior College District and Lone Star Junior College District.In 2009 the students at Huffman High School named him The Most Adventurous Teacher because of his rock climbing, sky diving and bungee jumping.In retirement Stephen will concentrate on his internet travel business,Wolverton Mountain Travel.
Dr. Donald Frey ’74 has been named vice president of health sciences at Creighton University. He will oversee Creighton’s schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and allied health professions. Dr. Frey joined the Creighton staff in 1993 as a professor of family medicine and director of the family medicine residency program. He resides in Omaha, Neb. Dr. Roger Gench ’74 was a speaker at the Lincoln Memorial Rededication ceremony May 30, 2009, in Washington, D.C., as part of the yearlong Abraham Lincoln bicentennial celebration. Dr. Gench reprised the role of Pastor Dr. Wallace Radcliffe at the original dedication on May 30, 1922, exactly four score and seven years ago. Dr. Gench is the senior pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., and is an elected member of the national General Assembly Council of the Presbyterian Church. Doris (Arnold) Kirchner ’75 has been named CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center in Vail, Colo. She previously served as chief operating officer. Dr. Ollie Malone, Jr. ’75 added a second doctorate to his credentials with the successful defense of his dissertation for the doctor of ministry degree from Bakke Graduate University, Seattle. His dissertation topic,“Poverty and Pentecost: An Examination of the Modern Day Pentecostal/Charismatic Church to the Issues of Race, Gender and Poverty,”was regarded as worthy of the University’s highest honor,“with distinction.”
Clay Conrad ’73 of Half Moon Bay, Calif., was honored with induction into the Cable Pioneers Society at the 43rd Cable Pioneers gathering in Washington, D.C. The society recognizes about 20 people each year throughout Europe and North America who have made significant contributions to the cable industry. Clay serves as vice president of global sales at INVIDI Technologies Corporation. Most recently, he served as vice president of worldwide sales and affiliate marketing for an interactive TV software company, headed up the international division for Prevue Networks (later named TV Guide Interactive) and was instrumental in founding the first Asia-based trade organization for the cable industry.
Lorraine (Fierro) Moore ’75 of Kansas City, Mo., started serving a three-year term on the William Jewell Alumni Board of Governors in August 2009. David Alonzo ’76 of Mission, Kan., started serving a three-year term on the William Jewell Alumni Board of Governors in August 2009. Dr. Beth (Poore) Finch ’76 is a guest writer for eTHOUGHTS Ministry, a daily devotional emailed worldwide. She has been a professor of business at two universities and has volunteered on numerous boards in the Lafayette, La., community. Jerry McCoy ’76 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. He was a member of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team that was undefeated in dual meets and set 13 school records. He resides in Tulsa, Okla. Rich Miller ’76 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team. Rich served as co-captain and led the squad by setting four school records during the season. He is a swimming coach and resides in Boone, N.C. Kent Peach ’76 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team. During the season, Kent set three school records and was team co-captain. He resides in Liberty, Mo. Kevin Burgler ’77 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team. During that season he set a new school record in diving and helped lead the team to an 11-0 record in dual meets. He resides in Port Townsend,Wash. Jay Leibinger ’77 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team.The squad was undefeated in dual meets for the season, and Jay was part of the 800meter freestyle relay team that set a school record.He resides in Kansas City, Mo.
CLASS notes Kit (Truex) Mair ’77 of Shawnee, Kan., received the William Jewell Distinguished Alumni Service Award for 2009. She has been a member of William Jewell’s Board of Governors for 15 years, including a term as president. She also has offered her leadership as a member of the President’s Advisory Council. Glen Melia ’77 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. He was a member of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team that was undefeated in dual meets and set 13 school records. Bernard Joseph Phelan, III ’77 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team.The squad was undefeated in dual meets for the season and won the Washington University (St. Louis) Invitational, a four-state meet. Becky (Craig) Steele ’77 of Chillicothe, Mo., has been named the Missouri Association for Workforce Development Professional of the Year. She serves as the Northwest Region Workforce Investment Board Director. Linda (Fuller) Greason ’78 of Kansas City, Mo., is principal of Bell Prairie Elementary in North Kansas City School District, which opened in August 2009. Bell Prairie is a “green”school built according to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification standards. Tom Kretsinger ’78 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. He was a member of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team that was undefeated in dual meets and set 13 school records. He resides in Kansas City, Mo. Mike Adams ’79 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. He was a member of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team that was undefeated in dual meets and won the Washington University (St. Louis) Invitational. He resides in Four Seasons, Mo. Graham Houston ’79 completed his 12th Habitat 500 Bike Ride, a 500-mile ride to raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity.To date he has ridden over 6,000 miles and raised more than $72,000. Graham also began his final two years on the William Jewell Board of Governors as Fall 2009
immediate past president, having served on the Board since 2003. He serves as president of the Fuller Center of Housing of Greater Kansas City. Dr. Edward Leonard, III ’79 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team. He set three of the squad’s 13 school records during the season. He resides in Lindsborg, Kan., where he has served as president of Bethany College since 2007. Ken Personett ’79 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team. During the season, he set two school records. He resides in Liberty, Mo. Carolyn (Briggs) Phelps ’79 was the 2009 Teacher of the Year at Ridgeview Elementary in the Liberty Public School District. Dr. Steven Popejoy ’79 was tenured by the University of Central Missouri faculty and promoted to associate professor of business law. He served as vice president of the Faculty Senate in 2007-2008 and currently serves as chair of the President’s Task Force on University-Wide Compensation. He resides in Blue Springs, Mo., with his wife, Kathy, and daughters Kristina, Kaitlyn and Kaylee. Dave Stockard ’79 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team. The squad was undefeated in dual meets for the season and won the Washington University (St. Louis) Invitational, a four-state meet. David resides in Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Gina Bowman ’80 was named The Agricultural Business Council’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. As the Council’s former chair and founder, Gina was recognized for her pioneering spirit when she voluntarily forged the organization in 2003. She serves as vice president of government relations for CVR Energy, Inc., and is a member of William Jewell’s President’s Advisory Council. Chris Eaton ’80 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team.The team had an 11-0 record in dual meets, and Chris was a school record holder. He resides in Ennis, Mont. Jim Ginn ’80 was awarded a patent as a result of his work with Boeing to build a state-of-the-art aircraft using virtual collaboration and experts worldwide.The end result is a sophisticated tool that logs technical and human resources. It can tag thousands of resources and job skills, and it is searchable by key terms. Roscoe “Ros”Burrows ’81 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team. During the year he set a school record in the 200-meter backstroke. He resides in Broken Arrow, Okla. Bob Landon ’81 of Allen,Texas, is the owner of Landon Winery. In the 2009 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition, Landon Sparkling White Wine received a gold medal and Landon Red Rose received a silver medal.
1980s Lea Ann (Parker) Arnold ’80 received a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She works as manager of care coordination at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill. Bill Bowman ’80 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. He was a member of the 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team that was undefeated in dual meets and set 13 school records. He resides in Dexter, Mich. Achieve Magazine
Byron Motley ’81 debuted his photographic journalism work “Viva Cuba Beisbol”at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., in May 2009.The exhibit, which runs through January 2010, is a journey into the rarely seen world of Cuban baseball. Motley’s work has been featured in Vanity Fair,USA Today,3Sixty and Longleaf Style. He also is producing two Negro Baseball Leaguethemed films with producer/director/ actress Penny Marshall. Diane (Hopkins) Webber ’81 of Alexandria,Va., was promoted to admiral of the United States Navy. Walt Holt ’82 was named a 2009 Distinguished Alumni Service Award honoree during William Jewell’s Homecoming celebration. He was recognized for his devotion to Cardinal Athletics as a longtime member of the Cardinal Club, a basketball program foster parent, President’s Advisory Council member and his involvement as an alumni member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He resides in Liberty, Mo.
Carmen (Breckenridge) Bennett ’85 was honored by Gov. Jay Nixon to sing the National Anthem at his inauguration in Jefferson City, Mo. Carmen is the vocal music teacher at Lathrop, Mo., Middle School and High School. Dr. Jonathan L. Thomas ’85 joined the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in June 2007. He served as director of the Missouri Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecology and was named director of the Generalist Division in June 2009. Dr. Todd White ’85 of Kansas City, Mo., has been named superintendent of North Kansas City Schools. He most recently served as the district’s associate superintendent. Bob Garner ’86 has been named president of Citizens Bank, N.A., in Fort Scott, Kan. Rev. Dr. Vernon P. Howard, Jr. ’86 was named one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans in Greater Kansas City by The Kansas City Globe. He serves as senior pastor at Second Baptist Church of Kansas City, Mo. Steven Harris ’87 has been named assistant superintendent of human resources for the Kansas City, Mo., School District.
Jeanette Meyer ’83 of Fort Collins, Colo., has been awarded the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified® Platinum. The award recognizes realtors earning 100 percent client service satisfaction, as measured by Leading Research Corporation. This is the fourth consecutive year Meyer has received QSC award status recognition. She also was selected to participate in the City of Fort Collins’ CityWorks 101, an intensive eight-week program providing a behind-thescenes look at running a city and creating a vibrant community.
Brad Peck ’87 was one of two high school teachers in the nation to receive the University of Kansas 2009 Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award.The award recognizes educators who have encouraged and positively influenced students in their academic careers. Secondary school teachers from anywhere in the United States and abroad are eligible to be nominated by KU seniors. Peck teaches social studies at Park Hill South High School in Riverside, Mo. Greg Canuteson ’89 was elected mayor of Liberty, Mo., in the April 2009 election.
The Honorable Tim Flook ’89 completed his first session as Chairman of the Missouri House of Representatives’ Job Creation and Economic Development Committee. He received the 2009 Outstanding Legislative Service Award from the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges for his contributions to the administration of justice and assisting the Missouri Judicial System. In June 2009, the St. Louis Business Journal awarded Flook its 2009 Legislative Award for his work in promoting economic development in the state. He has served as an elected member of the Missouri General Assembly since 2005.
1990s Tony Mayfield ’90 has been named community bank president at UMB in Columbia, Mo. Lara (Cordell) Wade ’90 and Christopher Wade of Blue Springs, Mo., adopted a daughter, Keziah Christine Huidong, on January 13, 2009. Keziah was born on August 19, 2002, in Chongqing, China, and joins siblings Caleb,15, Miranda, 12, Josiah, 10, and Elijah, 8. Beth Brasel ’91 of St. Louis, Mo., started serving a three-year term on the William Jewell Alumni Board of Governors in August 2009. Mike Humphrey ’91 has been accepted to New York University where he will pursue a master’s of art degree in journalism-magazine writing. He will study
CLASS notes under Meryl Gordon, journalist and author of Mrs.Astor Regrets:The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach (Houghton Mifflin, 2008). Humphrey has been a frequent contributor to The Kansas City Star Magazine and the National Catholic Reporter. For the past 10 years, he has collaborated with three public library systems to produce 1000 Stories, a program that teaches older adults how to write stories from their lives. Daniel Belcher ’92, operatic baritone, recently recorded the opera “L’amour de loin”by Kaija Saariaho for the Harmonia Mundi label. It was released in the United States in October 2009. In Europe, it has garnered rave reviews and received the Diapason D’Or award for outstanding classical recordings from the French magazine Diapason. A studio film of the opera with Belcher will be produced in France during summer 2010. He resides in Liberty, Mo. Alex Lepper ’92 and Leanna Lepper welcomed a daughter, Sadie Lynn, on November 1, 2008. Sharon (Johnson) Watson ’92 was honored by the Topeka, Kan.,YWCA as one of 36 “Women of Excellence”for community leadership. She serves as director of the Public Affairs Office for the Adjutant General’s Department, State of Kansas. Pamela (Irminger) Whitman ’92 and Michael Whitman ’92 welcomed a daughter, Blakely Ann, on August 1, 2008. She joins a brother, Brady Michael, 3. Mark Williams ’92 and Denise Williams welcomed a daughter, Alexis Hope, on August 3, 2009. She joins a sister, Madeline. Emory Jackson, III ’93 has been hired to help head RW Smith & Associates’new Corporate Securities division in Dallas. He previously worked at 1st Global in Dallas as a fixed income trader. Martha (Jordan) Meinershagen ’93 was inducted into the Cardinal Athletics Hall of Fame during Homecoming activities in 2009. She was a member of the swimming and diving team. She resides in St. Louis, Mo. Fall 2009
Cammy (Auxier) Neth ’93 was the 2009 Teacher of the Year at Lewis and Clark Elementary in the Liberty Public School District. Chad Battison ’94 joined Tower Wealth Managers, Inc., in Kansas City, Mo., in August 2008. Kari Perry ’94 has been named to Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in print communication. She has served as manager of print media at William Jewell since 2000. She resides in Kansas City, Mo. Emily (Christian) Smith ’94 and Rob Smith welcomed a daughter, Lillian Michelle, on June 23, 2009. She joins a sister, Kate Annabelle, 2. James J. “Jim”Murray, III ’95 was recently presented with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at a ceremony in Jefferson City, Mo. He is a professor of music at Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City, Mo. Jeff Walker ’95 is the chief financial officer for the National World War I Musuem at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo. Melanie (Farris) Warner ’95 and Mark Warner of Liberty, Mo., welcomed a daughter, Sarah Kathryn, on July 27, 2009. Dr. Aaron Addison Best ’96 and Kelli (Lutes) Best ’96 welcomed their third child, son Alejandro David, from Guatemala on September 15, 2008. Greg Foster ’96 is working for Lockheed Martin, coordinating projects for the Department of Homeland Security in the Rockville, Md., office. Jana (Henry) Funderburk ’96 and Mark Funderburk welcomed a son, Maxwell Owen, on February 24, 2009. Dr. Ryan Kirk ’96 completed his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota and was hired as an assistant professor of environmental studies at Elon University in North Carolina. Joe Reed ’96 and Vonny (Anderson) Reed ’96 welcomed a son, Noland Anderson, on June 12, 2009. He joins a brother, Caleb Joseph, 5. Achieve Magazine
Kelli (Potts) Brodersen ’97 was nominated for an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy® Award as one of three producers of “Louisville Life”on Kentucky’s public television network. Emmy awards recognize excellence in the areas of local news, programming and individual achievement and are considered to be among the industry’s highest honors.The Ohio Valley Chapter is comprised of 13 television markets from parts of Ohio,West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky. Darin Lee ’97 of Prairie Village, Kan., received the William Jewell Young Distinguished Alumni Service Award during Homecoming 2009. He was recognized for his work with the men of Phi Gamma Delta, including serving on the House Corporation for more than 10 years and playing an active role in the building of the Phi Gamma Delta house. Rebecca A. (Rosenberger) Wagner ’97 and Daniel C. Wagner of Platte City, Mo., welcomed a daughter, Maggie Grace, on April 14, 2009. Brenna Cooper ’98 has been promoted to office manager of See Kai Run, a children’s shoe company. She is in charge of accounts receivable, tradeshow booking and coordination, approving new stores and other responsibilities. Bryan Durnin ’98 and Dina Durnin of BelNor, Mo., welcomed a daughter, Ocatavia Margaret, on July 10, 2009. She joins a sister, Calpurnia Roxanne, 2, and a brother, Atticus Eugene, 5. Lt. Matthew K. Myers ’98 and his wife, Merrin Cenicola, welcomed a son, Elliott Thomas, on Father’s Day, June 21, 2009. Reed Shillito ’98 and Jamie Shillito welcomed a daugther, Katherine (Kate) Marie, on August 27, 2008.They reside in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Kristen Sager ’99 received a master’s of social work degree from Binghamton University, State University of New York, in May 2009.
CLASS notes Dr. Emily (Donnelli) Sallee ’99 earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas. She is an assistant professor of English at Park University and helps direct the university’s Faculty Development Center.
2000s Julie Haverly Anderson ’00 opened Anderson Law, LLC, in North Kansas City, Mo. Jamie (Taylor) Kapke ’00 of Kansas City, Mo., started serving a three-year term on the William Jewell Alumni Board of Governors in August 2009. Julie (Merritt) Lee ’00 and her husband, Michael, moved from Texas to Hendersonville, N.C., where Julie was appointed pastor of Providence Baptist Church in July 2009. Katie (Lauck) Power ’01 and Patrick Power welcomed a daughter, Avery Jean, on March 5, 2009.They reside in Shiloh, Ill.
Avery Jean Power
Matthew Carletti ’02 and Dr. Martha (Ziegler) Carletti ’03, of Holt, Mo., welcomed a daughter, Katherine Deborah, on September 21, 2009. Dr. Carletti received her Ph.D. in molecular and integrative physiology from the University of Kansas Medical Center in July 2009. Justin Kalwei ’02 of Greenwood, Mo., started serving a three-year term on the William Jewell Alumni Board of Governors in August 2009. Dr. Kabe Moen ’02 and Andrea Moen welcomed a son, Elliot (Eli), on August 28, 2009. Dr. Moen passed his final oral defense for a doctorate in mathematics with honors from the University of Kansas. He accepted the William Chauvenet postdoctoral position in the mathematics department at Washington University in St. Louis.
Sarah Staton ’04 and Jorge Nunez were married on May 17, 2009. Sarah recently received a Fulbright Fellowship to study and research bioaerosol in the Amazon. While residing in Ecuador for seven months, she also will study the Quechuan language for a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. Cindy (Knowles) Thompson ’04 and Greg Thompson welcomed a son, Shaun Edward, on October 10, 2008.
Shaun Edward Thompson
Dr. James Cockman, III ’03 completed his doctorate in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Kansas. As the 2009 National Young Artist Piano Winner in the National Federation of Music Club’s Competition, he will perform at venues nationwide in 2009-10.
David Jameson ’03 and Stephanie Bock ’06 were married on August 15, 2009.They reside in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.
Dustin Whiteley ’01 of Kansas City, Mo., started an insurance and financial services agency with Country Financial in Liberty, Mo.
Erin Smith ’04 was voted 2009 Teacher of the Year at Scott Elementary in the Belton, Mo., School District.
Travis Moore ’02 received a master’s of business administration degree from Webster University in December 2008.
Erin K. (Sothman) Hurst ’03 and Justin Hurst of West Des Moines, Iowa, welcomed a son,William Logan, on November 5, 2008.
Nicole (Helin) Rumsey ’01 of Liberty, Mo., received the 2009 Young Distinguished Alumni Service Award during William Jewell Homecoming festivities. She was nominated for her dedication as the chapter advisor for Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
Jenni Slater ’04 and Michael Minor were married on March 14, 2009.They reside in Liberty, Mo.
Adam Craddock ’04 and Becky Craddock, welcomed a son, Chase Michael, on April 27, 2009. Phillip Limb ’04 and Felicia (Flinn) Limb ’04 both completed a master’s degree in educational administration from William Woods University. Phillip accepted a fifth grade eMINTS (enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies) teaching position along with coaching football and wrestling at Cameron R-1 School District for the 2009-2010 school year.They reside in Cameron, Mo. Achieve Magazine
Jennifer Trusler ’04 graduated from the University of Kansas with a master’s of business admininstration degree. Jay Carter ’05, William Jewell Artist in Residence, was featured as a soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at St.Thomas 5th Avenue in April. A New York Times music critic said Carter “sounded superb, singing with a clear voice and full, rounded tone.”He also held the titular role in Cavalli’s “Giasone”with the Yale Baroque Opera project in New York, where New Yorker critic Alex Ross proclaimed that “the countertenor Jay Carter was a brightvoiced and stylish Jason.”Carter also appeared alongside his castmates in the accompanying caricature.
CLASS notes Sean Jarvis ’05 and Britni (Cone) Jarvis ’06 welcomed a daughter, Ella Grace, on July 17, 2009.They reside in Olathe, Kan. Jessica Krenke ’05 and Andrew Lara were married on July 5, 2008.
Andrew and Jessica (Krenke) Lara
Dusty Green ’06 and Stephanie (Spencer) Green ’06 both graduated with a master of business administration degree from Rockhurst University.They reside in Kansas City, Mo. Michelle Richards ’06 and Chris Fees were married on May 30, 2009. Michelle is the accountant for Phoenix Family Housing, a nonprofit organization in Kansas City, Mo.They reside in Lenexa, Kan. Zac Greason ’07 of Mission, Kan., is a graphic designer at Hollis + Miller Architects.
Annie Schroeder ’05 and Jason Ricker were married on August 8, 2009.They reside in Pleasant Valley, Mo. Carrie Wheatley ’05 has been chosen as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar by District 6040 in Missouri.While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Carrie will use the six-month cultural scholarship for intensive language training and a service project. She will continue studies in SiSwati and will research the depression rates of frontline health care providers in Swaziland, which has the highest rate of HIV in the world. Carrie has been working in Kansas City, Mo., as an AIDS caseworker. Dan Deckard ’06 and Emily Abdoler ’06 were married on July 24, 2009. Emily has been awarded the Dean’s Scholarship at the University of Michigan Medical School, which is currently ranked in the top 10 medical schools in the nation.The Dean’s Scholarship, the most prestigious meritbased award offered by the University of Michigan, covers the full cost of tuition for all four years of medical school. Emily just completed a predoctoral fellowship in the Bioethics Department at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.
Matt Hendrix ’07 was among 65 teachers in Missouri to be honored as an Outstanding Beginning Teacher by the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education. Hendrix, who teaches music in the Bronaugh, Mo., School District, was selected for being highly effective in his first two years in the classroom. Brian Johnston ’07 and Jennifer (Quinn) Johnston ’07 welcomed a daughter, Chloe Marie, on August 29, 2009.They reside in Kansas City, Mo. Evan Lange ’07 and Farah Yekzaman ’09 were married on July 25, 2009.They reside in Kansas City, Mo.
Josh Howard ’08 scored his first professional goal as a member of the Soderhamns FF in May 2009. He earned Man of the Match honors two times in May. He signed his contract with the Swedish Second Division soccer team in February.
Ginny Odam ’08 completed a master’s degree in reading education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in August 2009. She is a reading specialist at Burke Elementary in the Hickman Mills School District and resides in Kansas City, Mo.
Josh Lawlor ’07 and Jayme Gann ’07 were married on August 1, 2009.They reside in Overland Park, Kan. Laura Sustad ’07 and James Bruce were married on April 4, 2009.They reside in Kansas City, Mo. Lilia Toson-Dysvick ’07 has been accepted to the Law Review at New York University School of Law. Kenneth White ’07 and Hannah Smith ’09 were married on June 6, 2009.They reside in Liberty, Mo. Ryan Cline ’08 and Jessica Sudduth ’09 were married on July 11, 2009.
Margaret Street ’08 has been named director of student activities at HannibalLaGrange College where she is responsible for coordinating campus activities and student events. Street has attended the University of Auckland in New Zealand and Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kan., and spent time in Hong Kong where she was a ministry intern for Swatow Baptist Church of Kowloon City.
CLASS notes Alex Williams ’08 and his father developed a game for cystic fibrosis patients that is being tested by patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Alex is in the political science doctorate program at the University of Kansas.
J. Maxine (Keir) Roper Sherman ’37 of Independence, Mo., July 16, 2009
Max S. Fones ’49 of Franklin, Ky., March 17, 2008
Thomas M. Sherman ’37 of Lee’s Summit, Mo., April 18, 2009
Wilma “Jean”(Irminger) Morris ’49 of Columbia, Mo., July 20, 2009
Georgia (Rolston) Newsom ’38 of Burbank, Calif., September 22, 2008
Bailey Wilson ’08 and Cody Higgins of Kansas City, Mo., were married on June 20, 2009. Bailey has been named an Outstanding Beginning Teacher by the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education. She was among 65 teachers recognized for being highly effective in the classroom during their first two years of teaching. She teaches fourth grade at William Southern Elementary in the Independence School District.
Dr. Zenas W. Hutcheson, Jr. ’39 of Amarillo,Texas, August 8, 2009
John L. Moore ’09 was among 12 finalists for the Council of Independent Colleges American Graduate Fellowship.The AGF program is designed to draw attention to the best graduates of small liberal arts colleges who possess the education and ability to excel in the doctoral programs for tomorrow’s leading scholars.The two Fellows chosen received a $50,000 renewable award for graduate study. John will pursue a degree in English literature at the University of Illinois,Urbana/Champaign.
Graduates we will miss 1920s Froncie (Hill) Joy ’26 of Liberty, Mo., June 15, 2009
1930s Arthur L. Mallen ’30 of Kansas City, Mo., June 10, 2009 Rev. Omer Timmons ’33 of Arvada, Colo., January 13, 2008 Rev. Roger L. Byler ’34 of Clute,Texas, April 30, 2009 Dr. Robert C. Sherman ’34 of Denton, Texas, May 25, 2009 Marjorie (Jolly) Jordan ’36 of Kansas City, Mo., February 20, 2008 Thelma (Morris) Gaston ’37 of Floyd, Iowa, June 22, 2009
Jeannine Shaner ’51 of Atlanta, Ga., May 21, 2009
Dr. Hiley Ward ’51 of Warrington, Pa., October 1, 2009
Claudine (Ross) Bearden ’41 of Houston, Texas, December 18, 2008
Dr.William W. Cuthbertson ’52 of Liberty, Mo., June 5, 2009
R. James “Jim”Cary ’41 of West Des Moines, Iowa, June 21, 2009
John T. McComb ’52 of Lady Lake, Fla., July 15, 2008
Thomas E. Durden, Sr. ’41 of Kirksville, Mo., July 18, 2009
Commander Robert J.Wallace ’52 of Duluth, Minn., June 24, 2009
Col. Earl W. Minor ’42 of Savannah, Ga., March 15, 2009
Edna L. (Mortimeyer) Dooley ’53 of Kansas City, Mo., April 7, 2009
Ruth (Mayhew) Parks ’43 of St. Peters, Mo., May 15, 2009
The Honorable L. Glen Zahnd ’53 of Savannah, Mo., June 5, 2009
Rev. Bill R.Tatom ’43 of Bolivar, Mo., July 7, 2009
Rev. Eugene L. Leftwich ’55 of Millstadt, Ill., February 8, 2009
Rev. Carl A. Burkhardt, Jr. ’44 of Lincoln, Neb., March 8, 2009
Ronald A. Mason ’55 of Orange, Calif, September 11, 2009
Elizabeth (Johnson) Holzapfel ’44 of Littleton, Colo., September 11, 2008
Robert W. Snowden ’55 of O’Fallon, Mo., August 26, 2009
Annetta Hershey Hough ’44 of Kansas City, Mo., May 20, 2009
William E. Mansfield ’57 of Lee's Summit, Mo., April 4, 2009
Vervia (Probst) Pratt ’44 of Beardstown, Ill., August 28, 2009
Nancy L. (Stoeltzing) Nadler ’58 of Wellington, Mo., April 23, 2009
Theodore W. Schwamb, Jr. ’46 of San Mateo, Calif., January 17, 2008
Rev. James W. Hatley ’59 of Grapevine, Texas, April 22, 2009
Ruth E. Scrivner ’46 of Hampstead, N.C., February 3, 2009
Paul A.Taylor ’59 of Thayer, Mo., March 17, 2009
Rev. Kenneth E. Ellsworth ’47 of Wichita, Kan., March 27, 2009
Nellie M. (Hadley) King ’47 of St. Joseph, Mo., July 29, 2009 Eunice (Todd) Myall ’47 of Gillies, Okla., April 15, 2009 Lois (Darr) Remus ’47 of Brookfield, Ill., February 18, 2008 Rita J. (Husman) Schroeder ’47 of Sedalia, Mo., July 13, 2009 Eunice (McMahan) Moore ’48 of Marionville, Mo., March 22, 2009 Achieve Magazine
Billy D. Booth ’60 of Kansas City, Mo., May 13, 2009 Gerald Meyer ’60 of Wentzville, Mo., October 21, 2008 David C. Morton ’60 of St. Louis, Mo., April 19, 2009 Gary Ashcraft ’61 of Columbia, Md., April 29, 2008 Rev. Donald H. Inloes ’61 of Redland, Calif., January 27, 2009 Fall 2009
CLASS notes Dorothy (Hendricks) Massey ’61 of Raytown, Mo., November 21, 2008
Eleanor L. (Griffen) Malia ’63 of New London, Mo., February 25, 2009
Rev. Gerald B. Johnson ’74 of Sullivan, Mo., October 21, 2008
Andrew D. Shields ’08 of Olathe, Kan., May 28, 2009
Carol (Thursby) Trotter ’63 of Fremont, Neb., March 4, 2009
W. David Suhr, Jr. ’76 of Independence, Mo., April 19, 2009
Paula K. (Shaffer) Vannaman ’63 of Kansas City, Mo., July 2, 2009 Kathryn A. (Mueller) Nelson ’64 of Liberty, Mo., June 30, 2009 Dr. Frank B. Harding ’65 of Las Vegas, Nev., November 23, 2008 Richard M.Wood ’66 of Reagan,Tenn., May 28, 2009 Brenda C. (Morris) Rogers ’67 of Harrisonville, Mo., May 4, 2009
Leonard recognized for fraternity service
The Epsilon Nu Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at William Jewell College recently honored Dr.Edward F.Leonard,III,a member of the class of 1979,for his leadership and service as Grand High Alpha of the Lambda Chi organization.This is the highest ranking position in the national fraternity.Leonard was recognized at a reception and dinner held at Kansas City’s Westin Crown Center. Among those bringing greetings and “roasting”Dr.Leonard were Chad Jolly ’94, vice president for institutional advancement at William Jewell;Bill Farkas Butler,executive Fall 2009
1980s James Ira Martin ’83 of Monroe, Ga., July 24, 2009
Faculty, Staff and Friends we will miss Karen (Malsick) Brink (Staff), of Liberty, Mo., September 19, 2009
Howard Curtis ’84 of Kansas City, Mo., May 10, 2009
Frances M. (Branstetter) Reading (Former Staff, Friend) of Collierville,Tenn., April 27, 2009
Paul K. Shumaker (Friend) of Olathe, Kan., July 5, 2009
Mark W. Linhart ’90 of Liberty, Mo., January 22, 2008 Stacey L. (Filbeck) Martin ’93 of Blue Springs, Mo., April 8, 2009
director,Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity;Steve Popejoy ’79,Bob Kirkland ’80,Woody Woodruff ’81 and Brian Richards ’82.Serving on the event committee were Walt Holt ’82,Harold Neth ’82,Chris Leaver ’94,Alec Chambers ’10 and Greg Lund ’80. Leonard has served as president at Bethany College in Lindsborg,Kan.,since 2007.He came to Bethany from Wilmington College in Wilmington,Ohio,where he served as vice president of college advancement for nine years.In addition to his past experience in higher education and the corporate world, Leonard has taught business and marketing classes as an adjunct professor at a number of colleges.He has been active in his community and profession,including Achieve Magazine
serving on the executive committee of the Independent College Advancement Association from 2000-2002.He holds a B.A. in philosophy from William Jewell College, an M.B.A.from St.Louis University and a Ph.D.in educational administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Leonard and his wife,Sheila,have a son,Quade. Leonard is the latest in a distinguished line of alumni who have been recognized for fraternity leadership.Among those honored previously were John F. White ’67,who received a national award from Phi Gamma Delta in 2006, and William Dreyer ’60, who is serving as Senior Councilor to the Kappa Alpha Order.
A look back: Homecoming ’09
Alumni from several generations flocked back to the Cardinal nest for Homecoming ’09 October 8-10. Among the highlights were the Dianne C. Shumaker Hall dedication ceremonies, Alumni Service Award presentations, the Athletic Hall of Fame dinner and inductions and a 35th anniversary celebration of Jewell’s nursing department. Special guests were members of the classes of 1939, 1949 and 1959, who were honored during a medallion ceremony. Alumni Service Award recipients: Honorary Alumni Dr. Dean Dunham and Betty Dunham Young Distinguished Alumni Service Award Darin Lee ’97 and Nicole (Helin) Rumsey ’01 Distinguished Alumni Service Award Kit (Truex) Mair ’77 and Walt Holt ’82 John F. Truex Lifetime Alumni Service Award Dr. Richard Harriman ’53 Jewell Humanitarian Award Rev. Dr. Carl Hunker ’40 2009 Athletic Hall of Fame Class: Sam Breckenridge ’58 Charles Hartzell ’60 Martha (Jordan) Meinershagen ’93 Norman Short ’49 1975-76 Men’s Swim Team To view additional photos from Homecoming ’09, go to www.jewellalumni.com
(right) Homecoming queen and king Liz Powell ’10 and Brett Mach ’10; (far right) reunion classes enjoy getting reacquainted
Class of 2013 excels
Members of the class of 2013 share the first walk around the Quad, a tradition that is repeated on commencement day. The fall 2009 entering class has the strongest academic profile in William Jewell history. The new class scored record numbers in key measures of quality, including average ACT (25.80), percentage of valedictorians (9.9%), highest percentage of students in the top quarter of their high school class (67.8%) and highest percentage of class members with an ACT of 28 or higher (36.6%). International
student enrollment included representatives from Cameroon, China, France, Germany, Nepal, Nigeria, Spain and Turkmenistan. First-year students enjoyed a full weekend of activities in August, with upper-class student mentors leading them through a series of get-acquainted exercises that included challenges on the Collegeâ€™s Tucker Leadership Lab ropes course. William Jewellâ€™s programs for first-year students have been recognized nationally.
National recognition William Jewell College has received several recent institutional accolades from national publications. Jewell was named among “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes magazine in a ranking published in August. The College was also named one of The Princeton Review’s “The Best 371 Colleges” in its 2010 edition, and was listed among the top 186 national liberal arts colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” rankings for 2009. William Jewell is the only national liberal arts college in the Kansas City region. For more information, visit the Jewell Headlines section of the College’s web site.
(from left) Yates Medalists Joan Berkley, Dr. William Duncan, Dr. James Spigarelli
Civic leaders were honored for public service at Opening Convocation ceremonies marking the beginning of a new school year September 9 in John Gano Memorial Chapel on the William Jewell College campus. This year’s recipients of the William F. Yates Trustee Medallion for Distinguished Service were Joan Berkley, philanthropist and community activist; Dr. William P. Duncan, retired President of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute; and Dr. James L. Spigarelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Research Institute. Addressing students and guests at Opening Convocation ceremonies was Dr. Carl J. Schramm,
President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation. Dr. Schramm is recognized as one of the world’s foremost thinkers on the importance of entrepreneurship to a nation’s economic growth. The William F. Yates Medallion for Distinguished Service is named for a William Jewell College graduate of the class of 1898, a longtime member of the Board of Trustees and major benefactor to the college. The first Yates Medallions were awarded in 1980, and the list of recipients includes a “Who’s Who” of Kansas City leaders.
Sam (left) and Dan McMillen compete on "The Amazing Race"
(left) An ‘Amazing Race’ watch party at Jewell; (right) Dan McMillen (center, in baseball cap) poses with his fellow Jewell Students In Free Enterprise team members
William Jewell College student Dan McMillen, a senior business and Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry major, is a contestant this season on the CBS series “The Amazing Race.” McMillen is competing along with his brother, Sam, in the Emmy Award-winning international reality show competition airing Sunday nights this fall. Dan traveled to Japan and Vietnam in the show’s premiere episode, then to Cambodia, the U.A.E., and the Netherlands in subsequent programs. The race will take contestants to Sweden, Estonia and the Czech Republic before concluding in Las Vegas. For photos and episode recaps, visit “The Amazing Race” site at http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/recaps/1507/recaps.php?se ason=15
Seasons of Jewell
“A Place for All Seasons,” a new online resource, offers a convenient reference point for alumni and friends of William Jewell College seeking information about selected public events. The web site features details about special events, the arts, athletics, lectures, spiritual life and student life. Go to www.jewell.edu and click on the “A Place for All Seasons” bar to access the site.
William Jewell offers Cardinal Term events good opportunity for alumni to come back and engage with our current students.”
William Jewell College will offer a series of free seminars, public lectures, film screenings and other activities on the campus during the new “Cardinal Term” running January 10 through 19. The events are free and open to the public. “The extended winter break is the ideal time for such activities,” said Jewell president Dr. David Sallee. “This is an opportunity to learn about intriguing subjects in a relaxed atmosphere.” Courses will be taught by William Jewell alumni, faculty and friends of the College. No credit will be given.
The informal courses will feature a wide variety of topics, including Afghan history, independent filmmaking, sustainability in business, and music of the Holocaust. Seminar length and format will vary by topic and instructor. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for the seminars to allow for adequate classroom space. The deadline for pre-registration is January 8. For more information, contact Dr. Ron Witzke, associate dean for the Core Curriculum, at email@example.com or 816-415-7532. The full schedule and enrollment information can be found at http://www.jewell.edu/william_jewell/gen/ william_and_jewell_generated_pages/ Cardinal_Term_p5777.html
The new Cardinal Term revives the tradition of William Jewell’s informal “Winterim,” a series of courses that were taught between semesters prior to 1995. “In talking with alumni, I often heard about the great memories they have of the winter term courses,” Dr. Sallee said. “I thought this would be a
Harriman-Jewell Series celebrates the holidays Parthenia, consort of viols, is joined by the accomplished soprano Julianne Baird for â€œAs It Fell on a Holie Eve,â€? a holiday collection of works by William Byrd, Anthony Holborne and others. The performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, December 19 at the Folly Theater, 12th & Central, in downtown Kansas City, Mo. Ticket prices are $20-$60. The Harriman-Jewell Series will also present two related educational events. Soprano Julianne Baird will offer a vocal master class at 1 p.m. December 19 in the Forbis Recital Hall inside the Pillsbury Music Center on the William Jewell College campus in Liberty. The class is open to the public at no charge. Countertenor Jay Carter, a member of the William Jewell College class of 2005, will present an Early Music Lecture prior to the Parthenia concert at 7 p.m. December 19 at the Folly Theater. For more information on these and other Harriman-Jewell Series events, go to harriman-jewell.org, or call 816-415-5025.
‘How Can I Help?’ 10 ways you can benefit William Jewell
By Kent Huyser ’93 Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
In 2008-09 we had the opportunity to meet with a great number of alumni: staff in the Office of Institutional Advancement met individually with over 1,000 alumni, while staff in the Office of Alumni Relations organized 29 alumni events for nearly 2,000 attendees. Perhaps you participated in one of these gatherings. Often during these interactions, we would hear a familiar question: “How can I help?” In addition to our involvement with alumni, we engage with seniors each year during their senior giving campaign as they prepare for the student-to-alumni transition. During these visits, we hear a similar question: “What is expected of me as a member of the William Jewell alumni community?” With this in mind, we have compiled a top 10 list of the ways alumni can help William Jewell. Mark the ones you already do! Circle the ones you’d like to try! And, above all, celebrate your heritage as an alumnus of William Jewell College. 1.
Ensure everyone you know is aware that you attended William Jewell.
Wear William Jewell sweatshirts, T-shirts, and other clothing items — especially in large public gatherings. Visit our online bookstore and add to your wardrobe: williamjewell.bncollege.com.
Recruit students in your community to attend William Jewell and recommend them through our online referral system (referral.jewell.edu). This process should take two minutes or less, and afterwards we’ll keep you informed via email on how your referred student is progressing through the admissions process. Don’t be a stranger. Join Cardinal Community (jewellalumni.com) and keep your classmates and the College updated with your current contact information. Give. Provide an annual gift to the Jewell Fund or to another area of interest, and encourage others to do the same. Include Jewell in your estate plan. Visit givetojewell.com for other ideas. Double your gift. Do you work for a company that matches charitable gifts? What a great benefit! If you’re not sure this benefit is available to you, visit matchinggifts.com/jewell to find out.
Volunteer. There are many ways to get involved through service to your alma mater. Visit jewellalumni.com/volunteer to view a few of these opportunities.
Employ a Jewell student and/or graduate, or create a summer job or internship at your workplace. Join the alumni group on linkedin.com and help Jewell graduates network into a new job/career.
Stay informed. Read Achieve magazine and Cardinal Connection e-newsletter regularly (email us firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re not currently receiving Cardinal Connection). Visit jewell.edu often. Follow Jewell news through Facebook (facebook.com/jewellalumni) and/or Twitter (twitter.com/jewellalumni).
10. Visit campus more often than at Homecoming. A great resource for plugging into the many Jewell events available for you to attend is our “A Place for All Seasons” web site: www.jewell.edu. How many have you completed? Do you have additions? This list is certainly not exhaustive – visit jewellalumni.com/waystohelpjewell to view more ways to positively benefit Jewell. And add your own ideas while you’re there!
66th annual Achievement Day Dinner and Celebration Thursday, March 4, 2010 Westin Crown Center Featuring Guest Speaker
James Bradley Best-selling author Flags of our Fathers, Flyboys, The Imperial Cruise
Honorary Chairmen – Jonathan and Nancy Lee Kemper Event Chairman – Debbie Smith
Citation for Achievement Honorees for 2010: Daniel Belcher ’92
baritone and internationally acclaimed opera performer
Susan Chambers ’90 Executive Vice President Global People Division, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Karen Edison ’85
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Dermatology, University of Missouri–Columbia School of Medicine
Dr. Hiley Ward ’51
(posthumously), author and retired Department Chair and Professor of Journalism, Temple University
For information about tickets and the event, visit www.achievementday.net or call Susan Tideman at 816-415-7550 or email@example.com
500 College Hill Liberty, Missouri 64068-1896
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Published on Jan 12, 2010