Class NotesWinter 2014

Winter 2014 Class Notes: 1980–2013


Shelby Baker ’80 is the renal continuing care network coordinator at St. Francis Pioneer ACO. She lives in Mooresville, Ind.

Betty J. Maddux ’87 died August 26. She lived in Greensburg, Ind.

Paul F. Newcomer ’89 passed away August 10. Survivors include son, Paul; daughter, Christina; siblings Marsha Hubbs, Jim, Dave, and Nancy Murphy; several nieces and nephews; a great niece and nephew; and friend, Connie Fisher. He lived in Plainfield, Ind.


Vicki L. Privett ’94 died October 1. She was a partner in Day’s Healthy Living Pharmacy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce.  Survivors include parents William and Marilyn; life partner Steve Day; sisters, Judi and Lori; brother, Doug; step-children, Shaun and Jonathan; six step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She lived in Arcadia, Ind.

Justin Barrett ’96 is the environmental coordinator for the AES Corporation in Indianapolis. He lives with his wife, Kathleen, and children, Noah and Emma, in Indianapolis.


Sarah Morrison ’00 ’03 is the director of health and wellness at Repucare. She lives in Indianapolis.

Sharon D. Summitt ’00 passed away on October 5. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Vona Woodson; brothers, Dale and Doug; and sister, Darla Jean. Survivors include her husband, Ray; brother, David; and sisters, Darlene, Delaine and Denise. She worked at Thompson Consumer Electronics. She lived in Cloverdale, Ind.

Tina Gardner ’03 is the employer development advisor at the Inter-national Academy of Design and Technology Online, in Tampa, Fla. She lives in Trinity, Fla.

Lisa Bohacik ’04 and husband, Jerry, welcomed their second daughter, Emma Christine Bohacik on September 23. She joins the family at home in Indianapolis.

Jenna M. Kassis Piazza ’04 married Vincent Piazza on September 28. The happy couple resides in Edwardsville, Ill., with their nine-year-old daughter, Rachel.

Wesley Alan Jolley was born on April 1 to Matthew and Kristen Jolley ’06. He joins the family at home in Bury St. Edmunds, England.

Tejal Patel ’08 is the program manager for Loyalty Research Center. She lives in Indianapolis.

Daniel L. Reveal ’08 died July 27. He served in the Army Reserve and the National Guard for several years. Survivors include mother, Eva Reveal-Hunter; stepfather, Charles Hunter; sister, Debra Reveal-Loper; nieces, Amanda and Misty; great-nieces and a great-nephew; several aunts, cousins, and special friend, Kim. He lived in Leitchfield, Kent.

Melissa Snyder Tannehill ’08 married Chad Tannehill on July 27. The newlyweds live in Plainfield, Ind.

Audra Sanders High ’09 received her Brain Injury Specialist Certification in September 2013. She lives in Lafayette, Ind.

Michael Crane ’09 is employed with Florida Atlantic University as of April 2013. He lives in Boca Raton, Fla.


Reagan Idalia was born to James Byers ’11 and Katie Hands Byers ’12 on August 3. She joins the family at home in Otterbein, Ind.

Kathryn Reinhardt ’11 and Brian Marris ’11 married on October 12. The happy couple lives in Carmel, Ind.

Hannah Penn Porterfield ’12 married Robert Porterfield. They live in Delphi, Ind.

Lanea Bonney ’13 is teaching music at Monument Lighthouse Charter School K–7 in Indianapolis. She has also started an after-school gospel choir open to 6th–11th graders.

Jessica Dawn Martin Bridgham ’13 married Matthew Bridgham ’13 this past summer. They live in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Amanda Douglas ’13 is a K–8 music instructor at St. Simon the Apostle Catholic School in Indianapolis.

Katie Dunlap ’13 is a choir instructor at Southmont Senior High School in Crawfordsville.

Derek Gould ’13 is a choir/general music instructor at Emmerich Manual High School in Indianapolis.

Ivy Simons Horn ’13 married Adam Horn on July 13. She is a registered nurse at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. She lives in Pendleton, Ind.

Elizabeth Knox ’13 is the conductor of the Boone County Community Band in Indiana.

Shannon Cook Loschky ’06 ’13 is a nurse practitioner for CVS stores. Shannon married Jay Loschky June 1, 2013, and they reside in Washington, D.C.

Abby Means ’13 is a K–5 elementary music instructor at Rhoades Elementary in Indianapolis.

Kathryn Moss ’13 is teaching at Holy Name Catholic School in Beech Grove and has started a piano studio at her church for children ages 5–17.

Traci Moyer ’13 is a reporter for the Anderson Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Ind. In 2013, she earned the School of Adult Learning’s Student of the Year award with the highest grade point average. She and her husband, Chuck Moyer ’12, live in Camby, Ind.

Allison Ritzline ’13 is a K–5 elementary music instructor at Abraham Lincoln Elementary in Indianapolis.

Mary Surma ’13 is a chemist for Lancaster Labs through Eli Lilly & Co. She lives in North Judson, Ind.

Bethany Walters ’13 is the marketing and communications manager for the Indianapolis Symphony, and plays violin for the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra and Anderson Symphony Orchestra. She married Josh Daugherty ’09 ’12 on September 6.

Music alumna known for optimism and zeal for life

Mindy-OwensMindy Owens ’13 lost her battle with cancer in August, but not before she received her UIndy diploma. The music education major from Marion was diagnosed while in high school, then learned as a college student that her odds were not good. Her courage and positive attitude, however, were an inspiration to many on campus, especially in the Department of Music. In April, she was invited to the Indiana Statehouse to meet legislators and Gov. Mike Pence as the House passed a resolution in her honor. UIndy administrators made arrangements for Mindy to walk in the May commencement ceremony, though she still needed to complete her student teaching this fall before satisfying the standard requirements. As the end drew near, faculty and staff visited Mindy and her family at IU Simon Cancer Center on August 28 to present a diploma. She passed the next day.

“Her family was all in attendance, and we hummed ‘Pomp and Circumstance,’” recalled Kory Vitangeli, dean of students and vice president for Student and Campus Affairs. “I feel so very fortunate to have had this experience and to have known this wonderful young woman.”

A “Celebration of Life” service was held on September 29 at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center’s Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, with eulogies, readings, prayer, and special music from students and other friends, including the Crimson Express vocal ensemble. UIndy is establishing a Mindy Marie Owens Memorial Music Scholarship in her honor.  Contributions can be made by check to the University of Indianapolis, noting this scholarship in the memo line, and sent to the Office of Development, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

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