Class NotesWinter 2015

Winter 2015 Class Notes: 2000s-1980s


Brooke Watkins ’09 recently launched a personal care agency called Avid Angels Caregiving Inc. She lives in Indianapolis.

Nicholaus Eddy ’09 and McKenzie Klaes ’12 were married September 13. They live in Columbus, Ind.

Katherine Hagerty ’08 is a high school earth science teacher at Monrovia High School. She lives in Indianapolis.

Julie Garringer ’08 works at Exodus Refugee Immigration in Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Charles Mix ’08 has been appointed vice president of operations at Clark Material Handling Co. in Lexington, Ken. He resides in Versailles, Ken.

Staci Dennison ’08 is a first-year Spanish teacher in Warren Township. She resides in Beech Grove, Ind.

Ellie Lindauer ’08 is a world champion in Aquathon. She resides in Fishers, Ind.

Daniel Scott ’08 married Susanna Foxworthy on June 2. They live in Indianapolis.

In October Mike Smith ’08 received the Daisy Award For Extraordinary Nurses, a national recognition given out by the Daisy Foundation.

Alicia Tuszynski Thomas ’08 is the new assistant vice president at Sease, Gerig & Associates, an Indianapolis-based management, comm-unications, and public relations firm.

Paige Parks ’08 and Adam Wise were married on January 18. Bridal party included Kelsey Wells ’08 as matron of honor. Other UIndy alumni included Patrick ’83 and Michelle Parks ’83 (parents of the bride), Sue Elliott ’64 (grandmother of the bride), and Michael Powell ’61 (grandfather of the bride). The couple resides in Shelbyville, Ind., where Adam is an engineer at Ryobi and Paige is a Premier Jewelry consultant.

Jeremy Lindauer ’07 is the 2014 national triathlon champion. He resides in Fishers, Ind.

Pete Bitting ’07 is teaching special education at Decatur High School. He lives in Pittsboro, Ind.

Neil Dunaway ’07 is a performance engineer at Rolls-Royce. He lives in New Palestine, Ind.

Jessica Ray Haynes ’07 is a family partner for the Spark Program at the Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Rachel Sharkey ’07 is the records check coor-dinator at the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology in Indiana-polis. She lives in Beech Grove, Ind.

Tyler and Zarah Hileman ’07 welcomed son Harrison Howard on May 28. He joins big brother Conor at their Indianapolis home.

Vicki Swineford ’06 is the social service director at Southpointe Rehabilitation. She lives in Indianapolis.

Jonathan “Jon” Kessen ’06 is on the RecycleForce board of directors. He resides in Henrico, Virg.

Andrea Graham ’06 is employed at Bona Vista and lives in Kokomo, Ind.

Caroline Louise was born to Larry and Emily Vaught Baker ’06 on June 4. Emily joins siblings Jack and Lucy at their home in Franklin, Ind. Emily is a second-grade teacher in Plainfield, Ind.

Jonah Henry Krish was born on August 21 to Kimberly ’06 and Dr. Kyle Krish ’06. Jonah joins brother Oliver and sister Leah at their home in Fort Wayne, Ind.Kimberly works at Fort Wayne Oncology and Hematology as a registered nurse. Kyle is a veterinarian at New Haven Pet Hospital.

Aaron Pratt ’05 ’06 is a global IT audit manager at Newmont Mining Corporation in Greenwood Village, Colo. He lives in Aurora, Colo.

Aaron Rohyans ’05 is a technical associate at Apparatus in Indianapolis. He lives in Indianapolis.

Kevin Robertson ’05 was promoted to director of music at T.C. Howe Community High School in Indianapolis. He lives in Trafalgar, Ind.

Eric and Tara Kelley ’05 welcomed daughter Catherine on August 15. She joins brother Christopher at their home in Commiskey, Ind.

Gabe and Jessica Lowman ’05 welcomed son Krayton Gray on July 8. He joins big sisters, Kaydence, Karmindy, and Kinsley at their home in North Vernon, Ind.

Teresa Voorhees ’05 is a licensed clinical social worker. She resides in Bargersville, Ind.

Melanie “Angel” Johnson ’04 ’07 died August 20. She lived in Martinsville, Ind.

Matthew Brock ’04 is an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University.

Molly Whitehead ’04 is executive director of the Boone Economic Development Corp. in Lebanon, Ind. She lives in Brownsburg, Ind.

Lisa Osterman ’03 ’08 is director of strategic initiatives at Community Solutions in Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Dr. Rebekah Watson ‘03 married Shawn Gaidis on May 3 at UIndy, where she is an assistant professor. They live in Plainfield, Ind.

Jonathon “Scott” Cline ’03 and his wife, Sara, welcomed their third child, Ava Rose, on February 21. She joins older brothers JJ and Charles at their home in Brownsburg, Ind.

Rebecca Deweese Shaffer ’03 and her husband, Chad, welcomed Bowen Alan on January 23. He joins big sisters, Mia and Annika and big brother Will at their home in Greenwood, Ind.

Tiffany (Rife) Straus ’03 and her husband, Jeremy, welcomed daughter Andi Rae on August 26. They live in Florence S.C. Tiffany is the director of marketing and public relations at HopeHealth Inc.

Patrick Moyers ’03 has been named general manager of Circle Centre Mall in Indianapolis by Simon Property Group. He lives in Indianapolis.

Dr. Allison Sturtevant ’02 is a hospitalist at Community Physician Network in Indianapolis. She lives in Fishers, Ind.

Kirk Armstrong ’02 Ph.D, associate professor and assessment coordin-ator in the School of Health and Human Performance at Georgia College & State University, was elected as southeast regional vice president for the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. In addition, Armstrong was selected to serve as regional vice president on the Society’s Board of Directors. He lives in Milledgeville, Ga.

Dr. Louanne Davis ’01 works at the Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. She lives in Carmel, Ind.

Mandi Clossey ’01 is senior manager for the healthcare team at Somerset CPAs. She lives in Indianapolis.

Abigail Props ’00 received a Lucas Grant from the Forensic Sciences Foundation for work on her thesis within forensic entomology. She lives in Lafayette, Ind.

Chad Bussell ’00 is an import-export specialist at Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies in Columbus, Ind. He
lives in Indianapolis.

Jennifer Crowe ’00 and husband, Charlie, welcomed their second child on December 24, 2013. They live in Greenfield, Ind.

Dr. Julie Kiefer ’00 has returned to UIndy as the new study abroad advisor in the International Division. She will promote study abroad opportunities around the world for UIndy students, faculty, and staff. She lives in Fishers, Ind.


Stephanie “Rizzi Willison ’99 and husband, Scott, have partnered with Adoptions of Indiana as they work toward an open adoption. They have created for those interested in learning more about them and their journey. They have a five-year-old son who is excited about being a big brother. The family lives in Indianapolis.

Jody Anderson ’99 has been named president and chief operating officer at Regional Management Corp. in Greenville, S.C.

Cpt. Lance Duncan ’99 and his wife, Madeline, welcomed Chloe Elizabeth on September 3. Chloe joins big brother Colin at their home in Indianapolis.

Adam Bowling ’98 ’01 is now IT manager for Emmis Communi-cations in Indianapolis. He lives in Indianapolis.

Anita Samuel ’98 has been honored with a Sagamore of the Wabash award. She lives in Indianapolis.

Jennifer Vincent ’97 is teaching general music at Creston Intermediate School in Warren Township. She lives in Speedway, Ind.

Michael Gashti ’96 died August 20. He lived in Chicago, Ill.

Tara Galles ’96 has produced an exercise video at She lives in Kokomo, Ind.

Erin Turk ’95 is employed as a clinical research nurse at IU Health. She lives in Indianapolis.

Dennis Hershberger ’94 is a senior business analyst for Ingram Micro Mobility in Plainfield, Ind. He lives in Indianapolis.

Shane Schmidt ’94 was hired as a project geologist at the IWM Consulting Group in Indianapolis in August. He lives in Carmel, Ind.

Lisa Goddy ’94 ’96 has joined the estate and wealth transfer practice group at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP in Indianapolis.

Danita Parsons ’94 is in utilization management and is a quality review specialist. She lives in Whiteland, Ind.

Evelyn Karozos ’93 has self-published a collection of student experiences from her more than twenty years in the classroom setting, titled, There’s A Spider In Your Hair (and other classroom vignettes), available at She lives in Indianapolis.

Thomas Rossmanith ’92 is a high school social studies teacher at Atlantic Coast High School in Jacksonville, Fla. He lives in Jacksonville.

Diane (Bradley) Moon ’92 received the Elementary Teacher of the Year for the Sheboygan Area School District. Diane has taught fifth grade in Sheboygan, Wisc., for 17 years.

Anita Ekanem ’91 passed away on August 12. She lived in Indianapolis.

Kelli Tungate ’91 has been named state operations director for Caregiver Homes of Indiana. She resides in Indianapolis.

Michelle Dotts-McCool ’91 is the director of nursing at St. Vincent Hospital in Bedford, Ind. She lives in Bedford.

Ronald Moser ’90 died on August 2. He lived in Mooresville, Ind.

Dawn Cottrell ’90 is a behavioral consultant at Positive Pathways. She lives in McCordsville, Ind.

Dr. Kirk Hearne ’90 has started his own business, Hearne Eye Care. He resides in North Vernon, Ind.


Gary Halter ’86 has been named president of Indiana Oxygen in Indianapolis. He lives in Indianapolis.

Karen Glasser Sharp ’85 is an equity director at Lewis Kappes PC in Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Robert Bussell ’84 participated in the Shautauqua Institution Music Festival in western New York as a concert piano technician. He lives in Indianapolis.

John Doherty ’84 was inducted into the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame on November 2. He lives in Munster, Ind.

Michael Parrett ’83, ’91 has been hired as vice president of consulting at Principal Financial Group in Indianapolis. He lives in Avon, Ind.

John Wyand ’82 is a principal at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP in Washington, D.C., and is a health care lawyer. He resides in Yardly, Penn.

Leanne “Lee” Fishel ’82 was hired as an investment associate at Goelzer Investment Management in Indianapolis. She lives in Martinsville, Ind.

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