Class NotesFall 2013

Fall 2013 Class Notes: 1980–2012


Jeffrey Gordon ’84 died May 10. He is survived by his wife, Cathie; mother, Rita; children, Jacob, Stephen, and Rita; two step-children, Jennifer Stagon and James Hacker; two step-grandchildren; brother, Joseph; sister, Joni Deiters; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. He lived in Easton, Conn.

Jeff Bryant ’85 was awarded tenure and promotion to associate faculty status in the social work program at UIndy.

David Stumph ’85 passed away February 22. He lived in Hollywood, Calif.

Jeffry Rybak ’88 died February 10. He worked at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and continued working in NASA-related positions. Survivors include wife, Amy; children, Nicholas, Erica, and Ian; parents, Ted and Mary; mother and father in-law, Les and Sue; brother-in-law Tim; niece, Emily; and nephew, Alex. He lived in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Cheryl Morton Stidam ’89 is a director at Sonshine School in Danville, Ind. She lives in Lizton, Ind.


Robert Hadley ’90 is principal of Rushville Consolidated High School. He and his family live in Rushville, Ind.

William Inglis ’90, died June 1. He is survived by his wife, Laurie; children, Colin and Caroline; and siblings, Gretchen, Jane, Jack, and Jill. He lived in Eugene, Oreg.

Tracy Marschall ’92 obtained her promotion and tenure to associate faculty in social work at UIndy.

Rosemarie Schmink Stroud ’95 passed away May 6. She is survived by children, Travis Day, Jason, and Stephanie; sister, Donna Schmink; and seven grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Saundra Louise and Mary Schmink. She lived in Indianapolis.

Becky Hartley ’96 passed away March 31. She worked with Counseling Associates of Springfield and Pathways Community Mental Health Services within the executive offices. Survivors include her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Bryon and Dee; nephews Robby and Andy; and domestic partner, Nan. She lived in Springfield, Mo.

Shariq Siddiqui ’96 is the executive director at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. He lives in Plainfield, Ind.

Chad Wolff ’99 died April 26. He holds the UIndy record for baseball wins in a season with 12 in 1998. He was a First Team All-GLVC selection and winning pitcher in the ’98 NCAA II Regional victory vs. Missouri-St. Louis. Survivors include his wife, Sarah, and their four children. He lived in Rogers, Ark.


Amanda Keys ’00 is a physical therapist at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. She lives in Indianapolis.

Daniel and John Orpheus were born to Daniel and Carla McNeil Schwalm ’00 on February 26. The family lives in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kevin Kammeyer ’01 is a category manager for Amgen in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He lives in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Chris Edwards ’03 wrote the book Teaching Genius. The book can be purchased and part of the proceeds benefit Riley Hospital for Children. He lives in New Palestine, Ind.

Kim Moore ’03 has been announced as Saint Mary’s College head golf coach. (See the spring 2013 Portico for a story about Kim.)

David Parsons ’04 died March 26. He was the manager of the Student Business Center at UIndy. He is survived by his wife, Karen; parents, Bill and Linda; brother, Bill, and several nieces and nephews.

Gracie Mae was born to Briana Berman Mason ’05 on October 9, 2012. She joined her siblings, Parker and McKenna, at the family’s home in Mokena, Ill.

Kevin Robertson ’05 is an academic instructor at Atterbury Job Corps Center in Edinburgh, Ind. He lives in Trafalgar.

Dana Carter ’06 is the rate review grant coordinator for the Indiana state government. She lives in Plainfield.

Krissy (Robbins) Sullivan ’06 and Justin Sullivan ’08  were married on July 13, 2013, in Indianapolis. Members of the bridal party included Maggie (Miller) Bradley ’06, Michelle (Sovern) Boyer ’06, Cody Robbins ’12, Michael Crane ’09, and Brian Irk ’07.

Dustin A. Dortch ’07 is a senior systems engineer with Booz Allen Hamilton. He lives in Camby, Ind.

Ari Dean Halderman was born to Jenny ’07 and Colby Halderman ’07 on June 18. They live in Eugene, Ore.

Crystle Helderman ’07 is the community relations specialist at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Ind. She lives in Greenwood, Ind.

In June Ciara Lewis ’07 ’08 completed her first book, Collision: A Novel.

Amanda Norris ’07 is an algebra and geometry teacher and women’s basketball coach at Rushville Consolidated High School. She lives in Rushville, Ind.

Noah was born to Stacy ’08 and Eric Elliott ’08 on February 13. He joins the family at home in Howell, Mich.

Kristin M. Lay ’08 died May 29. She is survived by her parents; sister, Kelli Herbst; brother, Brent; niece, Molly; nephew, Cameron; and grand-parents, Mark and Phyllis Lane and Cecilia Lay. She lived in Hollywood, Fla.

Fulton was born to Justin and Misty Vander lest ’08 on December 14, 2012. The family lives in Allendale, Mich.

Lisa Bracht ’09 is a sports medicine specialist at South Lake Hospital in Clermont, Fla. She lives in Clermont.


Brandie Unger ’10 married Justin Thomas on April 7, 2012. The couple lives in Indianapolis.

Nathan Yoder ’11 is a freight broker for Magnum Logistics. He lives in Indianapolis.

Stephanie Kucsera ’11 was chosen via a competitive application process to participate in the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program for the cohort beginning a three-year graduate study this fall.

Melyssa Kellow ’12 married Jeremiah Tworek on April 27. The couple lives in Indianapolis.

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