Class NotesSpring 2011

Spring Classnotes: 2000 to 2010

Ryan Joshua Barnett was born to Jeff and Denae Barnett ’00 on September 1. Ryan joins his brothers, Tyler and Bryce, at their family’s home in Zionsville, Ind.

Jason Collins ’00 is a unit chief for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a senior representative to the National Counterterrorism Center’s Directorate of Intelligence. He and his wife, Evelyn Murray Collins ’01, live in Centreville, Va.

Matthew Henry Ballard was born to Todd and Christina Ingram Ballard ’01 on November 14. The family lives in Indianapolis.

Garrett Steven Sorgen was born to Bryan and Allison Baut Sorgen ’01 on October 19. The family resides in Huntertown, Ind.

Bryce Henry Tucher was born to Gwen and Jared Tucher ’01 on October 21. He joins his brother, Wesley, at their family’s home in Gillette, Wyo.

Adelyn Jane Christensen was born to Chad and Laura Baysden Christensen ’02 on September 11. The family lives in Indianapolis.

Randal Collins ’02 is deputy director of operations and response for the Department of Homeland Security. He was elected to the hazards incident management team board of directors.  He lives in Indianapolis.

Matt Holmes ’02 is assistant athletic director for media relations at UIndy. He lives in Greenwood, Ind.

Matthew Schanz ’02 passed away January 7. Survivors include his wife, Christina Schanz; children, Tyler, Megan, and Maddie Schanz; parents, David and Lynne Schanz; brothers, Nicholas and David Schanz; and sister, Leah Fisher. He lived in Avon, Ind.

Emily Grace Scheuermann was born to Kevin ’02 and Dawn Veld Scheuermann ’02 on August 24. The family lives in Indianapolis.

Eric Stone ’02 is a telecommunications analyst at Roper St. Frances Healthcare, in North Charleston, S.C. He serves on the UIndy alumni board of directors. He lives in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Quinton Bryce Dion was born to Keith and Symantha Crane Dion ’03 on October 15. Quinton joins siblings Mark and Zander at  home in Lowell, Ind.

Solomon Elias Love was born to Raun and Tarina Harris Love ’03 on October 15. The family resides in Indianapolis.

McKenna Quinn was born to Tim ’03 and Briana Berman Mason ’05 on October 20. She joins her brother, Parker, at home in Granger, Ind.

Lauren DeWell Parcell ’03 is an advisor in the graduate business program at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She lives in Batesville, Ind.

Megan Grunert ’04 earned her doctorate in chemistry from Purdue University. She is a postdoctoral research associate and lecturer at Iowa State University. She lives in Ames.

Fenrick James ’04 is a system administrator for the state and systems analyst with the Indiana Department of Work-force Development in Indianapolis. He serves on the alumni board of directors and lives in Indy with his wife, Katherine James ’05.

Ashley Moore Dirker ’05 is an office manager at Pro2Respiratory. She lives in Indianapolis.

Ronda Millender ’05 is assistant director for admissions at the Art Institute of Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Stephanie Kalogeros Russo ’05 is an associate at Baker & Daniels LLP in Indianapolis. She lives in Plainfield, Ind.

Jennifer Wilson ’06 is creative services director at Zimmer Radio in Joplin, Mo. She lives in Joplin.

Carla Cranny ’07 ’10 and Douglas Thornton married November 27. The wedding party included Jenny Joerger ’07, Sarah Jones ’07, Katie Krimmer ’08, and Caryn Nieman ’08. The couple are residents of Dayton, Ohio.

Zarah Duffitt ’07 and Tyler Hileman married on September 11. Zarah is a legislative assistant at the Indiana House of Representatives in Indianapolis. The couple lives in Indianapolis.

Daren Johnson ’07 is a business development officer in Indianapolis at Indiana Members Credit Union. He lives in Indianapolis.

Jamie Laakmann ’07 has earned a bachelor’s of science in nursing and lives in Lehigh Acres, Fla.

Scott Verbarg ’07 and Mary Burns married on August 2. Scott is an agency owner for Allstate Insurance Co. in Indianapolis. The couple lives in Indianapolis.

Lindsey Fischer ’08 has earned her master’s in organic chemistry. She is a discovery research chemist at Dow AgroSciences and lives in Indianapolis.

Amy Schmitz ’08 and Louis Vesta ’10 were married June 12. Amy is a financial representative with Financial Partners Group in Indianapolis and assistant track and field coach at UIndy, and Louis is a sales represent-ative at Zink Distributing in Indianapolis. They also live in Indianapolis.

Misty Linn Vanderiest ’08 earned an associate’s degree in applied science, with a concentration as a physical therapist assistant, at Baker College, Mich. She lives in Grand Rapids.

Monaliz Amirkhanpour ’09 was named best graduate in computer engineering at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. She lives in Nicosia.

Betsy Baird ’09 is director of sales and marketing at Rivar’s Inc., in Albany, Ind. She lives in Muncie.

David Barber ’10 is a police officer at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. He also lives in Greencastle.

Kendra Davis ’10 is a physical therapist at Accord Children’s Therapy. She lives in Indianapolis.

Amy Chase Foor ’10 is a student majoring in counseling and social psychology at Ball State University. As part of her curriculum, she researched post-traumatic stress disorder in Africa. She and her husband, Joshua Foor ’06, live in Indianapolis.

Jitesh Gangwani ’10 is an audit manager at Best Western International. He lives in Indianapolis.

Manish Jain ’10 and Shreen Arora ’10 were married October 15. The couple lives in West Lafayette, Ind.

Ryleigh Grace Philhower was born to George ’10 and Taylor May Philhower ’06 on July 11. They live in Cambridge City, Ind.

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