Class NotesSpring 2017

Class Notes

Let us know of your new job, baby, wedding or other life-events.  Be sure to also keep us updated with your most recent contact information to stay informed of alumni events, UIndy news, and announcements!


Brian ’11 and Julie ’11 Doty welcomed a son, Luke Andrew Doty, on May 5, 2016.  -Submitted on August 28, 2016

tannehill-babyMelissa Snyder Tannehill ’08 and husband, Chad, are pleased to announce the arrival of Cason Miller Tannehill on February 22, 2016. He joins big sister Madelyn in their Plainfield, Ind. home. -Submitted on April 5, 2016

Christopher Horty  ’08 and Lindsey (Fischer) Horty  ’08 welcomed their first child, son Andrew Joseph Horty, on November 11, 2016. -Submitted on January 16, 2017

wise-babyPaige Wise (Parks) ’08 and her husband, Adam, welcomed their daughter, Lillian Christine, on January 17, 2016. She joins big sister Grace in their Shelbyville, Ind. home. Lillian will be a fourth generation Greyhound! -Submitted on March 5, 2016


reichart-babyJoshua Reichart ’08 and wife, Briana, welcomed their first child, Kasen Ray, on October 2, 2015. He joins all of the fur kids at the family farm outside of Pendleton, Ind. -Submitted on December 29, 2015


tijunin-babyJennifer Schwaner Tijunin ’07 and, husband, Alex welcomed Ethan Michael Tijunin on October 19, 2015. The family lives in Indianapolis with proud big sisters Emma (5) and Madeline (3). -Submitted on April 21, 2016



isaac_whiteJenn Wilson White ’06 and husband, Jesse, welcomed their firstborn, Isaac James White on 11/9/15. -Submitted on December 9, 2015



bauer-babyKimberly Allen Bauer ‘02 and husband, Rob, welcomed their second child on November 19, 2015. Helen Elizabeth joins her big brother, Samuel. They live in Louisville, Kentucky. -Submitted on December 1, 2015

Stephanie Stringham ‘02 and husband, Mike, welcomed son, Aidan Owen Stringham, on October 9, 2015. Aidan has an older sister, Megan Lenore Stringham, who was born in 2012. -Submitted on November 9, 2015

Amanda Longsworth Bluhm ’97 and her husband, Jim have added to their family by adoption. Burton James was born on August 4, 2014 and joined their family on November 18, 2015. He joins 4 sisters Juliana-16, Elizabeth-14, Maggie-12 and Ella-7. The family resides in Monroe, Ind. -Submitted on November 23, 2015


 heisler-weddingCameron Heisler ’14 married Charity Coppola on Dec 19, 2015. The couple lives in Greenwood, Ind. -Submitted on January 18, 2016

Kristen Hope Hatfield ’13 married Jeffrey Stephen Sayer on May 21, 2016. They now reside in South Bend, Indiana. Among the bridal party were Lauren Plug ’13 and Jessica Sayer ’18. -Submitted on September 18, 2016

harless-1183Jason Harless ’10 married Krystle Starr Martin on November 19, 2016. -Submitted on December 12, 2016

Alison Hernandez ’09 was married to Mike Baker on November 4, 2016. -Submitted on January 24, 2017

amanda-cowgillAmanda Cowgill ’08 married Andrew Muller on July 30, 2016 and now resides in LaPorte, Indiana. -Submitted on January 29, 2017

Rachel Matusik ’08 married Jon Michael O’Brien on Saturday, November 12, 2016. They live in Greenwood, IN. -Submitted on April 3, 2017

Melissa Timko ’02 ’13 married Charlie Scheetz on July 15th, 2015. They reside in Indianapolis. -Submitted on January 2, 2016

Brandon Sobotka ’02 married Jacqueline Zediker on June 4, 2015. Brandon started his own personal brand helping coaches, consultant and service professionals excel at digital entrepreneurship at He is also a contributing writer for Entrepreneur Magazine and The Good Men Project. Brandon and Jacqueline, along with their 2 year old daughter, live in Indianapolis. -Submitted on November 10, 2015

Melissa Takach ’98 married Sean Hottois on August 1, 2015. She is the Director of Finance and Operations at Indiana University School of Medicine – South Bend where the couple resides. -Submitted on December 7, 2015

amberstearns_shawndenneyAmber Stearns ’95 and Shawn Denney ’96 ’13 were married January 16, 2016 at North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Shawn is a teacher in the Indianapolis Public Schools system. Amber is the news editor for NUVO. She is also a member of the UIndy Board of Trustees. The couple lives in Indianapolis with their three children. -Submitted on January 20, 2016



wolfe-engagementKatelynn Wolfe ’15 became engaged to Nicholas Meguschar on July 16th, 2016 in Walt Disney World, Florida. Nicholas works as a Security Specialist for Federal Express and Katelynn works as a high school English, Speech, and Journalism teacher at Beech Grove High School. The pair will wed in July of 2017. -September 1, 2016


allie-kastAlexandra E. “Allie” Kast ’16 is the new neighborhood advocate for the South & Southeast Outer District in Perry and Franklin Townships for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in Indianapolis. -Submitted on July 9, 2016


brady-thomasBrady R. Thomas ’16 has joined the audit team at BKD Indianapolis -Submitted on November 5, 2016

Whitney Lewis ’15 is employed by Social Health Association of Indiana. Submitted on February 2016


aj-roseAJ Rose ’15 works at Yellow Pages as a copywriting specialist. -Submitted June 3, 2016



amber-derrowAmber N. Derrow ’15 is the social media coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts. -Submitted on November 14, 2015

Zhe Feng ’15 is employed with KPMG China. -Submitted September 20, 2016


paul-severancePaul Severance ’15 the oldest 2015 UIndy graduate (76 years old), is engaged in a national campaign of elders working to combat climate change. -Submitted on May 26, 2016



abby-stimpsonAbby Stimpson ’15 began working for the Indiana State House of Representatives upon graduation in May 2015 as a Legislative Assistant. Abby lives in Indianapolis. -Submitted on February 9, 2016

Amanda Mason ’15 is the women’s soccer coach at Doane College. -Submitted on February 2016

Yanyunwen (Wendy) He ’15 is a Solution Design Intern with DHL Supply Chain in Westerville, OH. -Submitted September 20, 2016

Kelsey Baynes ‘15 has accepted an outpatient pediatric position with UW Healthcare Clinic in Middleton, WI. -Submitted on March 21, 2016

jacob-pactorJacob S. Pactor ’15 has been appointed director of the Schroeder Center for Career Development at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. -Submitted on December 3, 2016



jesse-waningerJesse Waninger ’14 has been promoted to senior, audit and other assurance, at Greenwalt CPAs in Indianapolis. -Submitted on August 13, 2016

Zefeng “Ben” Zhang ’14 started a new job in the feature department of the China Daily. This opportunity allows him to write feature stories each week, offers opportunities to study at reputable graduate programs abroad and involves some work outside of China. – Submitted December 24, 2016

megan-juchcinskiMegan M. Juchcinski ’13 has joined Ivy Tech Community College as associate director of admissions at the Valparaiso campus.  Previously, she was a senior admissions counselor at Franklin College. -Submitted on November 19, 2016

Caitlyn Spires ’13 is currently working at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis as the Assistant Theatre Director and classroom teacher. She lives in Indianapolis. -Submitted on May 12, 2016

yu-zhouYu Zhou ’13 completed her Master Degree of Science in Finance at Fairfield University . -Submitted on October 12, 2015

Robert Adkins III ’13 former assistant men’s soccer coach at UIndy, has been inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at Utica High School in Utica, MI. -Submitted on January 19, 2016

Jonathan L. Dossey ’13 has been sworn in as a new officer with the Fishers Police Department.  He previously worked at the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis. -Submitted on June 25, 2016

ryan-rayRyan S. Ray ’13 has been promoted to audit senior at Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski in Indianapolis. -Submitted on August 22, 2016



emma-converseEmma Converse ’13 completed her Masters in Public Administration at UNC Charlotte in 2016, focusing on nonprofit management. She lives in Greenville, SC. -Submitted on October 28, 2016



rob-doyleRobert J. “Rob” Doyle ’12 has been promoted to audit manager at Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski in Indianapolis. -Submitted on August 29, 2016

Brent Lederle ’12 graduated from US Army basic training on January 14, 2016. Brent lives in Washington, DC. -Submitted on January 16, 2016

michael-trivichMichael A. Trivich ’12 ’15 has joined Opus Bank as senior vice president and senior credit administrator of commercial banking, responsible for senior debt financing solutions of commercial and specialty banking clients. -Submitted on December 10, 2016

Scott T. Gyllenborg ’11 is the new head soccer coach at McKendree University in Lebanon, IL.  His previous position was assistant coach at Southern Illinois University. – Edwardsville -Submitted on December 12, 2016

alec-cizakAlec Cizak ’11 was a featured reader at the March 7, 2016 Kellogg Writers Series.-Submitted on March 7, 2016

Sarah D. Wilzbacher ’11 is an account executive at FirstPerson in Indianapolis. -Submitted on December 3, 2016

nate-holmNate Holm ’11 is now the full time assistant at Crooked Stick Golf Course. -Submitted on January 31, 2017



julia-spanglerJulia Spangler ’10 has launched a new business as an independent sustainable events consultant. She helps companies and organizations identify practical ways to reduce the environmental footprint of their events. More information is at She lives in Indianapolis. -Submitted on January 17, 2016


cole-vargaCole M. Varga ’10, executive director of Exodus Refugee Immigration, has been named to the “Forty under 40” list for 2017 by the Indianapolis Business Journal. -Submitted on February 13, 2017

Ryan B. Sims ’10 is one of 30 assistant basketball coaches in the country to be named to the 2016 Under Armour 30-under-30 Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).  He has coached at Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne for six years. -Submitted on April 1, 2016

benton-cartledgeBenton Cartledge ’10 officially earned his PhD in Chemistry from University of Denver in November 2015. -Submitted on February 4, 2016



bryan-brackmyreBryan Brackemyre ’09 ’14 joins Indiana Municipal Power Agency as Director of Marketing and Economic Development. He also serves on the AgriNovus Indiana steering committee. He resides in Zionsville, Ind. -Submitted on February 12, 2016


whitney-trentWhitney S. Trent ’09 has been hired as a health risk specialist at Gibson in Indianapolis.  -Submitted on November 19, 2016

Kathryn A. Reinhardt ‘09 has been hired as an administrative assistant at the Beacon Hill Civic Association in Boston, Mass. -Submitted on March 25, 2016

Rachel Holcomb ’09 is a family nurse practitioner at the new Dearborn County Hospital Physician Partners facility in St. Leon, IN. -Submitted on June 18, 2016

jason-nicolaouJ. “Jason” Nicolaou ’09 has been hired as a Microsoft NAV solutions architect at Socius in Indianapolis. -Submitted on August 20, 2016

The National Art Education Association has named Linda Helmick ’09 ’13, of Bloomington, IN, to receive the 2017 Indiana Art Educator. This award honors an outstanding member from each state or province association whose service and contribution to art education merits recognition and acclaim. The award was presented at the NAEA National Convention in New York, NY in March 2017. -Submitted on February 28, 2017

Ross Bowsher ’08 has been hired as the new director of strength and conditioning for the football program at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. -Submitted on January 29, 2016

lisa-craneLisa A. Crane ’08 has been promoted to senior director of the Nurse-Family Partnership Indiana at Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana. -Submitted on November 2, 2015



rachel-voseRachel Vose ’08 celebrated one year at Cummins Inc. as Corporate Senior Treasury Analyst in April, 2016. -Submitted on April 21, 2016

Joshua K. Reichart ’08 has been promoted to senior client services and activation manager for the 500 Festival in Indianapolis. -Submitted on October 17, 2016

elizabeth-paxtonElizabeth L. Paxton ’07 has been named chief nursing officer at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. -Submitted on October 23, 2015



stephanie-hainesStephanie Haines ’07 is a program manager for the Indiana Arts Commission. -Submitted on February 8, 2017



cara-sillettoCarie A. Mondero ’07 is a certified nurse midwife at Franciscan Physician Network Obstetrics & Gynecology in Crawfordsville, IN. -Submitted on December 10, 2016

Belinda S. Wallbank ’06 has been honored with the “Nurse Educator Award” by the Indianapolis Star on its annual list of Salute to Nurses.  She is a neuroscience clinical educator at Indiana University Health. -Submitted on May 7, 2016

Genina J. Miller ’06 has been honored with the “Advancement in Nursing Award” by the Indianapolis Star on its annual list of Salute to Nurses.  She is a nurse educator at IU Health West. -Submitted on May 7, 2016

joel-m-zawackiJoel M. Zawacki ’06 has been recognized on the 2016 list of “40 under 40” by the Indianapolis Business Journal and was named Assistant General Manager – Corporate Sales & Marketing for the Indianapolis Indians. -Submitted on February, 6, 2016


stacey-holtonStacey Holton ’06 was named to the Indiana Electric Cooperatives Relations staff. Holton will serve as the association’s creative services manager. -Submitted on January 14, 2016

Kelly J. Canada ’06 is on the Heroes Foundation board of directors. -Submitted on June 18, 2016

Josie Dillon ’06 has been promoted to manager in the tax services department at Sponsel CPA Group in Indianapolis. -Submitted on July 23, 2016

Angelo C. Anton ’06 is the director of bands at Muncie Central High School in Muncie, IN.  He also teaches band at Northside and Southside Middle Schools and is the former director of bands at Brown County High School. -Submitted on September 17, 2016

coreen-morsinkCoreen Morsink ’05 Dr. Kevin Komisaruk of the University of Toronto, gave the world premiere of her organ compositions …catharsis… at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis on April 15, 2015 as part of the American Guild of Organists recital series. Coreen lives in Athens, Greece. -Submitted on February 10, 2016

Matthew C. “Matt” Kohn ’05 has been named interim head football coach for the 2016 season at Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI.  He is currently the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the team. -Submitted on May 28, 2016

Steven A. Bradley ’05, husband of Margaret A. “Maggie” Bradley ’06 and former assistant wrestling coach at UIndy, has been named as the first-ever head wrestling coach at Marian University in Indianapolis. -Submitted on January 9, 2016

rick-a-silversRick A. Silvers ’05 has been named president and CEO of Centra Credit Union in Columbus, IN.  He previously worked as chief retail officer at Indiana-based Teacher’s Credit Union. -Submitted on July 23, 2016

Dr. Ruth E. Reeves ’05 ’11 has been honored with the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” by Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus for helping the area recover from the 2008 flood. -Submitted on November 19, 2016

Matthew J. “Matt” Botsford ’04 is the head volleyball coach at Florida Gulf Coast University.  One of his athletes, Brooke Youngquist Sweat, has been selected to represent the United States in beach volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, beginning August 6, 2016. -Submitted on June 4, 2016

toby-t-hahnToby T. Hahn ’04 has been hired as vice president of total rewards at KAR Auction Services in Carmel, IN. -Submitted on December 12, 2015

Adam George ’04 was awarded the Georgetown County School District Administrator of the Year honor for his work as an assistant principal at Andrews High in South Carolina. He just completed his 5th year as an administrator and 12th year in the county. Adam and his wife Grace Wilhoite George ’04 and their three children reside in Pawleys Island, SC. -Submitted on June 6, 2016

cara-sillettoCara Silletto ’03 is a national speaker and consultant on bridging generational gaps and reducing unnecessary employee turnover. She was named a “Game Changer” by Workforce magazine. She lives in Jeffersonville, IN with her husband and son. -Submitted on December 21, 2015


nick-flohreNickolas H. “Nick” Flohre ’03 is the new women’s soccer coach at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.  Previously, he worked as an assistant coach at Ohio State University. Submitted on December 12, 2015

Scott E. Lawrance ’03 ’10 has been named to the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. -Submitted on October 23, 2015

stephanie-r-dunnStephanie R. Dunn ’03 has been promoted to director at Katz Sapper & Miller in Indianapolis -Submitted on November 19, 2016



evan-gottschalkEvan Gottschalk ’02 was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of First Federal Savings Bank in Rochester, Indiana. Additionally, he and his wife, Emily Kubala Gottschalk ‘03 celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. The couple also welcomed their son, Drew Joseph, on January 20th, 2015, who is joined by big sisters Jane (6), Alice (2) and big brother Luke (5). The family lives in Rochester, Ind. -Submitted on January 5, 2016

Bradley M. Bates ’02 has been named the new assistant principal at Avon Intermediate School East in Avon, IN. -Submitted on April 8, 2016

kathryn-e-dufferKathryn E. Duffer ’02 is on the Hendricks Regional Health Foundation board of directors. -Submitted on February 4, 2017



nichole-c-wilsonNichole C. Wilson ’02 ’06, executive director of sports medicine, physical therapy, and rehabilitation at Community Health Network, has been honored as one of the Women of Influence for 2015 by the Indianapolis Business Journal. -Submitted on November 7, 2015


natalie-r-robertsNatalie R. Roberts ’02, senior vice president at Monarch Beverage, has been elected to serve as the designated community trustee for the Franklin College board of trustees. -Submitted on July 23, 2016

Phillip E. Bishop ’02 has been hired as a quality analyst serving medical device and biopharmaceutical life science companies at Pearl Pathways in Indianapolis. -Submitted on December 3, 2016

Melanie Ann Prapopoulos ’02, owner of The Directed Art Modern and Melanie Prapopoulos: Works of Art, has been recognized as a distinguished professional in her field by Women of Distinction Magazine. -Submitted on October 1, 2016

Nick Nell ’01 is involved with Share the Spirit – a non-profit who provides shoes for those in need. -Submitted on January 27, 2016

mandi-closseyMandi Clossey ’01 has been promoted to principal at Somerset CPAs and Advisors in Indianapolis. -Submitted on February 18, 2017



peter-a-buckPeter A. Buck ’01 has been named controller at the Lilly Endowment in Indianapolis. -Submitted on November 1, 2015



joyce-digby-nelsonJoyce Digby Nelson ‘01 published her first book Mama Used to Say “Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life” A Legacy of Words Worth Preserving from One Generation to Another. Visit to purchase online. -Submitted on November 18, 2015


tobyn-r-lintonTobyn R. Linton ’01 has been promoted to director of quality and risk management and corporate compliance officer at Fairbanks in Indianapolis. -Submitted on January 14, 2017

Amanda L. Williams ’00 has been promoted to vice president of the FedEx Memphis Hub.  Previously, she served as managing director at FedEx Express in Indianapolis. -Submitted on April 16, 2016 

 Maureen Vass ’00 poses with one of her 8th grade students. She teaches at Cucamonga Middle School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. -Submitted on February 16, 2016

Dr. Alicia E. Kavchak ’00 is an assistant professor of physical therapy at High Point University in High Point, NC. -Submitted on September 17, 2016

eric-l-davisEric L Davis ’99 was named Outstanding Batterers Intervention Professional of 2015 by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence on October 28, 2015. Eric also has been appointed Director Communications & Public Affairs at the Botswana International University of Science & Technology (BIUST) effective 1st June 2016  -Submitted on October 28, 2015

chuck-gillespieCharles R. “Chuck” Gillespie ’99 has been elected to serve on the Indiana State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management for 2017 and 2018. -Submitted on December 17, 2016

Amber R. (Moore) Van Til ’99 has been named as the first female president of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA), effective March 31, 2016. She was also was named 2015 Association Professional of the Year by the Indiana Society of Association Executives She lives in Greenwood, Ind. -Submitted on January 5, 2017

Beenu Sikand ’99 received the President’s Circle Award from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty in Greenwood, IN. -Submitted April 6, 2017

jerry-padgettJerry Padgett ’98 was hired as an attorney at Taylor Law Firm, P.C. in Indianapolis. He lives in Brownsburg, Ind. -Submitted on May 5, 2016

Greg Rakestraw ’98 has been honored as the “Marv Bates Indiana Sportscaster of the Year” by the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. -Submitted on April 16, 2016

Dr. Danielle D. Nance ’98 ’08 is the director of clinical operations at Damar Services in Indianapolis. -Submitted on November 5, 2016

curtis-h-poppCurtis H. Popp ’98 is on the Tangram board of directors. -Submitted on November 7, 2015

Darla Rewers ’98 work was featured at the Chelsea’ Agora Gallery in April 2016 during the Forms & Formalities Exhibition. She lives and works as a holistic veterinarian in Seattle, Wash. -Submitted on March 11, 2016

galinaGalina Constantinides Yaneva ’98 was awarded one of the 2015 NBCC Foundation Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) scholarships. She is pursuing a master’s degree in career and vocational counseling at the University of Nicosia. -Submitted on December 8, 2015

Shane Sommers ’97, director of PT, OT, and Sports Medicine at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, is on the Leadership Hendricks County board of directors. -Submitted on March 16, 2016

trevor-p-vanceTrevor P. Vance ’97 has been named principal of the government affairs and communications firm at Bose Public Affairs Group LLC, where he previously served as senior vice president. -Submitted on January 16, 2016

Selenia R. “Renea” Akin ’97 associate vice president of learning initiatives at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, has received a “Meritorious Service Award” from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. -Submitted on December 12, 2015

Craig Coats ’97 was hired as the Head Athletic trainer at Arizona Christian University in July of 2015. He lives in Surprise, Ariz with his wife Michelle (Darre) Coats ‘97, and two boys Carson and Chase. -Submitted on March 9, 2016

michael-plagemanMichael Plageman ’97 is a business owner with American Family Insurance. -Submitted on February 12, 2017

Ralph W. Cunha ’97 is the vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Indiana Fiber Network, the leading network service provider in the state. -Submitted on August 13, 2016

Rbill-wendlingobert A. “Rob” Kriegbaum ’96 ’97 has been appointed manager of rehabilitation services at St. Vincent Randolph Hospital in Winchester, IN. -Submitted on August 13, 2016

Michael D. Brooks ’96 has been named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame – 2017 Silver Anniversary Team. -Submitted on December 10, 2016

Peggy A. Block ’96 has been named as a delegate to the American Physical Therapy Association.  She will serve a two-year term beginning in January 2017. -Submitted on December 17, 2016

Andrew R. Turner ’95 is the assistant principal and district activities director at Monticello High School in Monticello, Ill. -Submitted on January 16, 2016

Susan Parry ’95 has been a contract school therapist in the Indianapolis Public Schools for 11 years and has the privilege of working with UINDY OT students for Level 1 fieldwork experiences. -Submitted March 30, 2016

richard-gravesRichard Graves ’95 joined the Board of Directors for Indiana Wildlife Federation and Indiana Parkinson Foundation while still holding a seat on the Board for Westminster Village North, where he serves on the Marketing and Bylaw committees. -Submitted on January 3, 2017

Melissa A. Graham Carnes ’95 was honored on April 30, 2015 as a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary team. -Submitted on December 21, 2015

vincent-d-kinkadeVincent D. Kinkade ’95 is director of culinary job training at Second Helpings, a food rescue, hunger relief, and culinary job training organization in central Indiana. -Submitted on December 24, 2015

Michael M. “Mike” Lunsford ’95 has been elected second vice chairman of the Indiana Manufacturers Association board of directors for 2017. -Submitted on January 21, 2017

david-hamptonDavid Hampton ’94, senior pastor at Light of the World Christian Church, has been appointed by Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett to the position of deputy mayor of neighborhood engagement. -Submitted on December 24, 2016

James E. Redd ’94 has been promoted to the rank of battalion chief with the Indianapolis Fire Department. -Submitted on December 24, 2016

dennis-mcguireDennis McGuire ’94 has been promoted to vice president of survey and real estate services at Cripe, where he is also a partner. -Submitted on December 17, 2016



david-s-andersonDavid S. Anderson ’94 has been promoted to chief financial officer at IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. in Franklin, IN.  He currently serves as vice president of finance for the company. -Submitted on November 10, 2016

Lisa A. Smith ’94 is a trainee math teacher at the Mayflower High School in Billericay in Essex, England. -Submitted on November 1, 2015

Michael D. Zimmerman ’94 was named Director of the the DuPage Area Occupational Education System and the Technology Center of DuPage in Addison, Illinois on July 1, 2016. -Submitted on February 20, 2016

brett-j-wineingerBrett J. Wineinger ’94 has been appointed to the Indianapolis City Market board of directors. -Submitted on June 25, 2016

James D. McGovern II ’93 has been promoted to senior vice president of employee benefits at OneAmerica in Indianapolis. -Submitted on March 25, 2017


laura-g-jacquinLaura G. Jacquin ‘93 has been promoted to partner at Prism Healthcare Partners, a national healthcare consulting firm in Chicago, Ill. -Submitted on March 25, 2016

Greg A. Matheis ’92 was inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame on February 19, 2017.  He was also inducted into the UIndy Athletics Hall of Fame on February 11, 2017. -Submitted on December 23, 2016

Debbie Holman George ’90 accepted a position as the Nurse Talent Coordinator at Columbus Regional Hospital. Debbie celebrates 30 years of employment as a nurse at CRH and is excited to be in a position to select the best and brightest nurses to join the team. She lives in Columbus, Ind. -Submitted on April 27, 2016

mujib-u-lodhiMujib U. Lodhi ’90 ’92 has been hired as the assistant general manager of operational technology at Riverside Public Utilities in Riverside, CA. -Submitted on December 23, 2016



renea-d-bootsRenea D. Boots ’90 has been promoted to senior vice president and chief administration officer at Farmers State Bank in LaGrange, IN. -Submitted on June 18, 2016



Jackie L. Johnson ’90 ’95 has been honored with the “Marissa Manlove Distinguished Service Award” as part of the 2016 annual awards presented by Noble of Indiana. -Submitted on September 10, 2016

ken-fileKen File ’89 joined the Damar Foundation as president. He lives in Indianapolis. -Submitted on January 20, 2016



sharon-anneeSharon Annee ’89 has been appointed administrative director of orthopedics at Franciscan St. Francis Health. -Submitted on April 8, 2016



john-r-dickersonJohn R. Dickerson ’87 director of the Indianapolis Facilities Center for the Department of Homeland Security, has been elected to the Franklin College board of trustees. -Submitted on March 5, 2016

Lynda Dunbar ’87 was re-elected to her second term as the Greencastle City Clerk-Treasurer. In January 2016 she opened a small café in Crawfordsville IN called The Luncheonette, which is located next to her second candy store Completely Nuts and Candy Company. Her initial candy store is located in Greencastle, IN. -Submitted on January 8, 2016

Kimberly Fogg ’86 was recently recognized by Forbes as one of the Top Female Wealth Advisors, which published on February 28, 2017. She is employed by Merrill Lynch.  -Submitted on April 4, 2017

Suzanne Herrick Walker ’86 received the rank of full professor at Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio, where she is the Dean of Undergraduate Education and a faculty member in the Communication Department. Her husband, Jeff Walker ’87 began working at the school’s Academic Resource Center, where he works one-on-one with at-risk students. Jeff also teaches in the Communication Dept. They live in Marietta, Ohio. -Submitted on April 23, 2016

Thomas J. Piratzky ’86 has been re-certified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).  He is vice president of marketing and public relations at Cape Regional Health System in Cape May, NJ, and he has served as executive director of the Cape Regional Foundation since 2001. -Submitted on September 24, 2016  

Debra Ross ’85, executive vice president and CFO of the National Bank of Indianapolis, has been named “CFO of the Year” in the category of private companies with revenue below $100M by the Indianapolis Business Journal. -Submitted on December 5, 2015

James Hurrell ’84 and 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, serves at the director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and was elected incoming president of the Atmospheric Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union. – Submitted November 17, 2016

Bret Myers ’84 is the new pastor at Amherst Congregational United Church of Christ in Amherst, Ohio. He lives in Elyria, Ohio. -Submitted on April 22, 2016

Linda S. House ’84 ’92 is on the Indianapolis Children’s Choir board of directors. -Submitted on July 23, 2016

dr-david-w-wantzDr. David W. Wantz ’84 has been elected president of The Indianapolis Public Library board of trustees for 2016. He was selected as the “Person of the Year” for 2016 by The Southside Times. -Submitted on December 23, 2016


jeff-stevensJeff Stevens ’84 has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Development for Mid-City Supply Co., Inc. Jeff will celebrate his 28th anniversary with Mid-City Supply in September. -Submitted on June 13, 2016


john-j-dohertyJohn J. Doherty ’84 has been promoted to vice president of therapy services, sports medicine, and occupational health at the Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana in Munster, IN. -Submitted on September 24, 2016

Steven P. Sittler ’83 is a senior project geologist at Patriot Engineering in Indianapolis. -Submitted on October 1, 2016

samuel-juettSamuel Juett ’82 was bestowed the INL Sherpa Award. -Submitted on February 8, 2016



peter-c-matherPeter C. Mather ’82 has been named interim dean of University College and vice provost of undergraduate education at Ohio University. -Submitted on December 25, 2016

Jeff Bontrager ’81, head boys basketball coach at Levelland High School in Texas advanced his team to the state tournament in the 4A division for the first time in over 60 years. Levelland was 1 of 4 teams out of 128 to advance through the playoffs to the state tournament in San Antonio. His sons, Lukas & Dillan were also players on the team. -Submitted on May 27, 2016

Phillip L. Martin ’81 is vice president of corporate banking for the Plattsburgh region of the Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company in New York. -Submitted on July 23, 2016

Catherine D. “Cathy” Erwin ’81 has been promoted to vice president of finance at Cripe in Indianapolis. -Submitted on December 10, 2016

Edward W. “Ed” Roehling ’81 has been named to the “Richard M. Fairbanks Hall of Fame” for 2016 by the Indiana Broadcasters Association. -Submitted on September 10, 2016  

Stevan Savich ’80, bank examiner and certified trust auditor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, is featured in an article on the NCAA website called “Banking on success: Stevan Savich parlays his college experience into a career with the Federal Reserve.” -Submitted on November 26, 2016

Carmen D. Hurley ’79 was honored for his contributions to wrestling during a ceremony at Jennings County High School in North Vernon, IN. -Submitted on February 13, 2016

Dr. John G. Peters ’78 has joined Methodist Sports Medicine in Greenwood, IN, where he specializes in spinal injuries and conditions. -Submitted on November 5, 2016

Thomas L. Clymer ’78 has been inducted into the Plainfield High School Hall of Fame. -Submitted on July 9, 2016

Thomas J. Zupancic ‘78 is on the Community Health Foundation board of directors. -Submitted on March 17, 2016

Don Snyder ’78 presented Non-traditional Materials For The Traditional Seasonal Observances at the Indiana Music Educators Association conference on January 13, 2017 in Ft. Wayne, IN. -Submitted April 6, 2017

mike-cagleMike Cagle ’77, a First Vice President with F.C. Tucker, lead the South office for individual agents in production with seventy homes sold for $13.9 million. In addition, Mike lead the entire company for individual agents in listing sold for the fifth consecutive year and was in the Top Ten in closed production in individual agent for the sixth consecutive year. Mike and his wife Sheila ’73 ’75 live in Greenwood. -Submitted on January 27, 2016

David Michel ’76 retired from active ministry in the United Methodist Church, finishing an 8 year appointment as District Superintendent of the Northeast District of the Indiana Conference. He is married to Anne (Kay) Michel, ’76, who also retired from Ivy Tech College Fort Wayne.  They continue to live in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and plan a supported through hike of the Appalachian Trail March to September, 2016. -Submitted on January 13, 2016

Debbie Bucholz ’75 proudly displays her three degrees from Indiana Central College (Nursing ’75), Indiana Central University (Nursing ’82) and University of Indianapolis (Elementary Education ’99). A lifelong learner, true to her Education for Service. –Submitted on February 19, 2017

Daryl R. Tressler ’73, president and CEO of MainSource Bank in Greensburg, IN, announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2016. -Submitted on December 23, 2016

Larry Lamport ’73 retired from the Indiana Gaming Commission November 30, 2016 after 16 years auditing and regulating Indiana casinos. -Submitted on December 10, 2016

Jon P. Burroughs ’72 retired in June 2016 from Indianapolis Public Schools after 44 years as a teacher. -Submitted on July 13, 2016

gayle-s-stahlhuthGayle S. Stahlhuth ’72, artistic director of the East Lynne Theater Company in West Cape May, NJ, has been inducted into the VIP Woman of the Year Circle by the National Association of Professional Women. -Submitted on January 16, 2016

J. Donald Cossairt ’70 of Fermilab in Batavia, IL, received one of two inaugural service recognition awards for teaching the most USPAS courses held since 1987. -Submitted on June 14, 2016

Greg Crosby ’70 co-authored a book, “Transforming ADHD, -Submitted on January 19, 2017

David A. Shaffer ’70 has been hired as interim superintendent for Franklin Township Community Schools. -Submitted on February 11, 2017

Campus visit with Susan Graves Thompson ’70 on left and her roommate Marti Brown Stigers. They met as roommates 50 years ago this month and have remained friends and enjoyed several travel adventures together. Submitted on September 14, 2016

Jim Ton ’68 was elected chairman of the Executive Board for 2016 at Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. -Submitted on March 1, 2016

John K. Wortinger ’68 published his first book “The Unifying Word”. He and his wife, Linda ’67, are retired in Greenwood, Indiana. -Submitted on December 28, 2015

The Mike Watkins Real Estate Group, owner Mike Watkins ’68 ’72 is ranked 14th on the Indianapolis Business Journal list of all-star real estate agent teams for 2015.  The group sold $69.6M over the last two years. -Submitted on August 20, 2016

Richard A. Hughes ’63 has earned the “Constance Cupp Plankenhorn Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence” for 2016 at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. -Submitted on May 7, 2016

Terry Wetherald ’63 was honored for his contributions to wrestling during a ceremony at Jennings County High School in North Vernon, IN. -Submitted on February 13, 2016

Jim Simons ’58 has retired after a 56 year career in education that spanned from Speedway, IN to Angola IN to Trine University, to serving as a substitute teacher. Jim has been the official announcer at the Girls’ State Swim Meet every year since its inception. In February, 2016, he was the official head starter for the girls meet at the Indy Natatorium. -Submitted on January 7, 2017

William Brock ’55 wrote articles for the “Officer Review” magazine of the Military Order of the World Wars during the FY 1915 – 1916.   He was appointed as the National Chaplain for that organization and also coordinated the memorial service on August 13, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at their National Convention. -Submitted on September 14, 2016

Rosalie Rapp Eiler ’54 was recognized as “Caregiver of the Year” by Assisting Hand Home Care. She previously was an elementary teacher for 35 years. -Submitted on March 9, 2016


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