Class NotesFall 2014

Fall 2014 Class Notes: 2010s–1980s


Philip Reinhardt ’10 is the digital campaign manager at Nimblejack in Indianapolis. He and his wife, Joanna Reinhardt ’10, live in Indianapolis.

Meggan Musgrove Clifton ’11 is an elementary music teacher for Richmond School Corporation. She lives in Richmond, Ind.

Brian Doty ’11 and Julie Schneider ’11 were married June 15, 2013, in Columbus, Ind. The couple lives in Greenwood.

Celli Dugger ’11, assistant director at the Dove Recovery House, received the Phylis Lan Lin Outstanding Alumni Award during the Department of Social Sciences banquet. She lives in Indianapolis.

Megan A. Fornuto ’11 is a technology solutions specialist at Van Ausdall & Farrar in Indianapolis. She lives in Avon, Ind.

Dan Rauscher ’11 is a U.S. Army 2nd lieutenant, 293rd infantry. He lives in Batesville, Ind.

Susan Lutterbach ’12 instructs under-graduate non-majors at New York University. She lives in New York, N.Y.

Nikki Nuttall ’12 ’13 and Paul Hull were married on March 8. The couple lives in Indianapolis.

Ainsley Rae was born to Mark and Kristain Puckett ’12 on March 8. The family lives in Greenwood, Ind.

Maddison Swinney ’12 is an associate at Markey’s Rental and Staging. She lives in Greenfield, Ind.

John Basker ’13 is a senior customer relationship analyst for the retail team at Celadon Group in Indianapolis. He lives in Indianapolis.

Eric Borst ’13 is a workforce development specialist at Conexus Indiana in Indianapolis. He lives in Indianapolis.

Alyssa Wiegand ’13 is a registered nurse at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth, Ind. She lives in Indianapolis.

Michele Bates ’14 is a public relations specialist at Arlington/Roe in Indianapolis. She lives in Crown Point, Ind.

Alexander Beauford ’14 is a music teacher at Indiana Math and Science Academy West. He lives in Indianapolis.

Coran Coker ’14 was named Assistant Director of Annual Giving at UIndy. She lives in Indianapolis.

Savannah Kozo-Gates ’14 is a rehabilitation services provider at the Bowen Center in Plymouth, Ind. She lives in Liberty, Ind.

Ted Polk HD ’14, the owner and director of UIndy food service provider PFS Inc., retired after four decades of serving the University (see Spring 2014 Portico). Polk was awarded an honorary degree during this year’s commencement ceremony in recognition of his positive impact and charitable efforts on campus and in the broader community. He lives in Bargersville, Ind.


Heike Minnich ’02 is the codirector of the International Adoption Program at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. She was a finalist for the Indianapolis Health Care Heroes award in the non-physician category. She lives in Shelbyville, Ind.

Eric Stone ’02 works for Blackbaud Inc. as Desktop Support Manager. He lives in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Judith Beason ’03 passed away March 1. She lived in Lebanon, Ind.

Rita D. (Checkley) Miller ’03 died May 23. She is survived by her children, Courtney Baker, Devin Neal, Biller Hatcher, Derek Checkley, and Colton Checkley; siblings Deborah Moreland ’84, Terri Stanley, Alan Miller,
and Monica Sexton; and grandchildren Milligan and Charlotte Baker. She lived in Shelbyville, Ind.

Elijah Hammans ’04 was elected partner at the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. He lives in Chicago.

Elijah and Laura (Lee) Hammans ’05, a transition specialist at the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park Day School, are married with two children (Kennedy, 8, and Riis, 3) and live in Chicago, Ill.

Daniel Henry was born to Fenrick ’04 and Katherine James ’05 on March 1. Fenrick is a project manager at Kronos in Indianapolis, and Katherine is an assistant coordinator for orthopedic surgery at Riley Hospital for Children. The family lives in Indianapolis.

Jeffrey Bramble ’05 died July 13. He lived in Whiteland, Ind.

Matthew Gootee ’05 was promoted to Senior Manager at BKD, LLP. He lives in Avon, Ind.

Benjamin Johnson ’05 earned a PhD in Communication from Ohio State University in May. He is an assistant professor of communi-cation science at the VU University Amsterdam. Benjamin and his wife, Bridget, live in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Amy (Wisser) Rohrer ’05 is now the Senior Specialist, Distinguished Events for the American Cancer Society and will oversee the Coaches vs. Cancer program in Madison, Wisconsin.

Kim Dulaney ’06 received the Professional Perspective Award from the National Association of Educational Procure-ment for her article “Facts and Advice about Tackling the E-Procurement Challenge” in the fall 2013 issue of the Educational Procurement Journal. Kim is assistant director of procurement and contracts manager at Virginia Tech. She lives in Blacksburg, Va.

Indianapolis-based visual artist and Quincy Owens ’06 ’09 spent five weeks this summer touring Romania, Hungary, and Denmark on a Lilly Creative Renewal Fellowship. His activities included working on art projects, organizing future exhibitions, teaching drawing classes at a Montessori school, and launching an ongoing photography project that will connect Indianapolis children with their counterparts in the Romanian city of Cluj. His sculpture “Colonization of Commonality” will be seen along the Polk Hill Trail in Greenwood, Ind., for the next two years. He lives in Indianapolis.

Jennifer White Wilson ’06 is the Production Director for Entercom Indianapolis. She lives in Noblesville, Ind.

Lori Birrer ’07 earned a master’s in voice performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a manager for MKyle Productions. She lives in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Katherine J. Fries ’07 ’11 joined the UIndy Department of Art & Design faculty as an assistant professor teaching foundations this fall. Katherine recently completed her MFA at Miami University-Oxford, Ohio. She lives in Indianapolis.

Mary Myers ’07 has been named chief nursing officer for St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, St. Vincent Women’s Hospital, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, and the St. Vincent Stress Center. She previously served as chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Indiana University Health West Hospital in Avon. She lives in Fishers, Ind.

Matthew Redshaw ’07 joined the UIndy Alumni Board of Directors in June. He is a physical therapist at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis. He lives in McCordsville, Ind.

Kendra Rhoton ’07 ’08 has been named the Life Enrichment Director at Aspen Trace, a new senior living facility in Greenwood, Ind. She is responsible for providing programs and therapeutic activities designed to meet the needs and interests of the residents in assisted living and to enhance their functional abilities and self-esteem. Kendra will be completing her master’s in gerontology this year. She lives in Greenwood, Ind.

Michael Solari ’07 is vice president at Short Strategy Group in Indianapolis. He serves on the UIndy Alumni Board of Directors and lives in Indianapolis.

Jakob David was born to Davie and Nicole Yeske Schroeder ’07. Jakob joins big sister, Madison, at the family’s home in Turtle Lake, Wis.

Katrina Bozarth Earle ’08 enrolled in the graduate program in Library and Information Science at Indiana Uni-versity Purdue University-Indianapolis. She lives in Greenwood, Ind.

Jonathon Edwards ’08 is an elementary teacher at Arlington Elementary in Rush County, Ind. He is director of bands at North Decatur Jr./Sr. High School in Greensburg. He lives in Greensburg.

Suzanne Hedrick ’08 is a registered nurse in the pediatric dialysis unit at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. She was a finalist for the Indianapolis Health Care Heroes award in the volunteer category. She lives in Nineveh, Ind.

Melissa I. Morris ’08 died December 12.  Melissa is survived by her mother, Rebeka Franklin; step-father, Danny Franklin; siblings, Nicole and Christopher Morris; niece, Rebeka Woodley; and nephews, Charlie and Sam Morris. She lived in Indianapolis.

Madelyn Joy Tannehill was born on May 28 to proud parents Chad and Melissa Tannehill ’08. They live in Plainfield, Ind.

Uche Unogo ’08 joined the UIndy Alumni Board of Directors in June. He is senior systems consultant at OneAmerica in Indianapolis. He lives in Indianapolis.

Christina Brinkmann ’09 is an employment specialist at Express Employment Professionals in Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Joshua Taylor ’09 has been promoted to Communications and Technology Director of the Utah High School Activities Association, the governing body of high school sports in Utah. He lives in Salt Lake City.


Steven Young ’90 is the first vice president of wealth management at UBS Financial Services. He lives in Fishers, Ind.

Richard Booker ’91 passed away March 15. Survivors include his wife, Delores, two sons, one daughter, two brothers, three sisters, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He lived in Dayton, Ohio.

Joseph Heckman ’91 is on the Little Red Door Cancer Agency board of directors. He lives in Indianapolis.

Ronald Rutland ’91, the owner of Rutland Enterprises, is a new Independent Agency Owner for American National Property & Casualty. He lives in Indianapolis.

Leslie Allsup ’93 and Craig Smith were married December 24, 2013. The couple lives in Indianapolis.

Annetta (Davis) Beauregard ’94 ’96 lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband, David, and their two daughters. She continues to enjoy her professional role as Head of Global Regulatory and Scientific Policy for biopharmaceuticals, Merck-Serono.

Michael Lunsford ’95 is president of Dart Controls in Zionsville, Ind., and was elected to the Indiana Manufacturers Association board of directors. He lives in Zionsville.

Amber Raley ’98 has been named social services director at Avon Health & Rehabilitation Center’s Autumn Woods Memory Care Unit. She will be responsible for providing medically related social services to long-term care patients and residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia. She previously worked ,as a child and family therapist at Meridian Health Services. She lives in Camby, Ind.

Adam Bronkella ’99 was promoted to assistant vice president at Firestone Financial Corp. He lives in Waltham, Mass., and works in Newton, Mass.

Hudson Noble was born to Travis ’99 and Emily Lohr-Stuckey Miller ’01 on April 4 in Indianapolis. The family lives in Indianapolis.

Marylynne Winslow ’99 has retired from UIndy as associate director admissions. She lives in Southport, Ind.


Caron Carrell ’80 ’88 died May 15. She was a school-based therapist for OT Indiana in Martinsville, Ind. She lived in Martinsville.

Ralph H. Harvey HD ’80 died October 6, 2013. He served two years in the Philippines as a technical sergeant in General MacArthur’s headquarters. He built a regional chain of variety stores called Harvey’s Dime Stores and Harvey Mart. He also served on the Board of Directors at UIndy, where he received an Honorary Degree for his work in providing scholarships for students in need. He lived in Naples, Fla.

Marc Adams ’81 was featured in the Indianapolis Star for his nationally recognized Marc Adams School of Woodworking. The school attracts about 2,500 students each year for intensive, hands-on courses and workshops in building furniture and other items. He lives in Franklin, Ind.

Thomas Cross ’82 passed away on July 8. He was a senior paralegal at Linder and Hollowell Law Firm. He was preceded in death by his brother, James P. Cross, and sister, Lisa Harper. He is survived by his brothers, Warren and David; ten nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and nephews. He lived in Indianapolis.

Michael Cheek ’83 passed away July 13. He was a senior vice president of administration for Herff Jones in Indiana-polis. Survivors include his wife, Janet; daughter, Sara; son, Andy; brothers, Paul and John; sister, Barbara Cheek ’82 ’84; and grandson, Isaac. He lived in Greenwood, Ind.

Susan Cline ’83 is the deputy managing partner at Lewis Wagner in Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Donald Lee ’84 passed away February 11. He was an account executive at  Williams & Associates in Tucson, Ariz. He lived in Greenfield, Ind.

Dawn Mitchell ’84 was featured in the Indianapolis Star describing her role as a photo researcher for the newspaper’s “Retro Indy” feature. She lives in Mooresville, Ind.

Pamela Qualls ’84 is the executive director of UMCM Suncoast and is enrolled in an Executive MBA degree program. Her husband Ed Qualls ’84 is the owner of Just Add Power, a global leader in HDMI solutions, and remains an avid Colts fan. The Quallses are active members of the Anona United Methodist Church and have two adult children. They live in Largo, Fla.

David Wantz ’84 serves on the Local Initiatives Support Corporation board. He lives in Indianapolis.

David Carson ’85 has been named vice president of business services at Florida’s Flagler College. He will be involved in shaping the overall direction of the college and carrying out its daily operations. He served previously as vice president for business and chief financial officer at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Georgia. He lives in Richmond Hill, Ga.

Lury Fernandez Denk ’85 died February 23. She served in the United States Army. She was a registered nurse at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis. She lived in Franklin, Ind.

Mary Benson Kitchen ’85 ’00 is the chief financial officer at Eskenazi Health Center in Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Bonnie Holdorf ’89 joined the UIndy Alumni Board of Directors in June. She is a registered nurse at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Jay Vahle ’89 was honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This award recognizes two teachers from each state who excel in teaching mathematics and science at the primary and secondary level. He is a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Woodbrook Elementary in Carmel, Ind. He lives in Carmel.

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