John Cresswell '38 passed away Sept. 9, 2004. The burial service was at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Louis, Mich., and was presided over by the Alma College Chaplain on Sept. 13, 2004. He loved his college days. His experience made him a big advocate of a broad liberal arts education.
Mary Milham Corpe '46 and her husband moved to Ashburn, Va., which is just outside of Washington, D.C., to live near their son and his wife and their three children. They get together often and look forward to watching the girls play soccer. The girls do well in school. They will be happy to watch their granddaughters grow up.
Ed and Gert Bathum '49 are still kicking and moving. Their new address is 2142 Lilac Lane, Flint, MI 48532. Telephone: (810) 742-2988.
John and Lois Carman '50 are both still kicking and enjoying the sunshine. • Dan F.E. Dettloff '50 had a huge fire in his area, La Mesa, Calif., last year. It did not affect him, but he had black ash for weeks afterwards. His daughter, Olivia, and his brother, Jack, had to evacuate temporarily, but they escaped the fire. Many neighborhoods were destroyed and mountain forests were hit hard. • M. Lou Stewart '50 and her husband, Carl, celebrated their 54th anniversary in November. Lou is still diagnosing learning problems and active in tutorial therapy. She is working on her special reading program and her next book, Life is Great. E-mail: stewarts7882comcast.net.
Bill '51 and Carole Anderson '52 celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary in December 2004. They are still enjoying retirement in Mesa, Ariz., where they live six months of the year. • William R. Riggin '51 had been married five years when his wife, Shirley, passed away. He has four children, eight grandchildren and six step grandchildren. He plays a lot of golf and tries to stay busy.
Robert W. Emens '52 is still retired.
Barbara Lawrence Dudzik '53 had a nice visit with Barbara Haeflin Schweitzer '55 and her husband. "It was great to be with good friends." • L. Wayne Johnson '53 is enjoying retirement. • Michael Portlance '53 has a daughter who graduates from Albion College in the spring.
M. Gene Arnold '54 and his wife, Esther, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 4, 2004, with 19 of their children and grandchildren. • Jane Butters '54: "Homecoming '04 was grand. We former grads were so welcomed all the time by all at Homecoming." She enjoyed the new kilts on the band and the winning football team. She is enjoying the friendships and love that Alma has always meant to her. It was just the medicine she needed. Her husband, Spence, passed away in August 2004 due to cancer, so she cherishes these friendships even more. She is singing again with the Marvelous Acappela Choir. • Marion Isaacson '54 went to her 50th reunion during Alma's 2004 Homecoming. She said it was fantastic. She asked that credit be given to Marion Huey for making the crosses at each place setting for the Friday evening alumni dinner. • Letitia Johnson Skeen '54 celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary. • Frank '54 and Cleo Johnson '56 Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Their six children, their spouses and 14 grandchildren organized a wonderful weekend at Boyne Highland Resort, where they had plenty of activities and dinner at the country club.
Gordon L. Converse '55 and his wife, Joan, spend six months a year at their home in Citrus Hills, Fla. He plans to stay with the Wanigan Corporation, a building company that he and his brother founded in 1956. Gordon would like to make it to his 50th year in business because it would the oldest business, ever, in Elk Rapids. • Kay Horness '55 and her daughter, Simone, went to Scotland to discover more about their heritage. "It was delightful!" • Carol Kutzner '55 went to a church mission in July to Northway, Alas., an Athabascan Indian village. It was quite challenging. • Tom '55 and Pat '57 Minshall are both heavily involved in music. They sing with the Flint Symphony, First Presbyterian Church of Flint Choir, the University of Michigan Alumni Chorale and the New Century Chorale of Flint. They plan to cruise the Rhine and Danube rivers and visit Vienna and Salzburg in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.
Marcia Johnson '57 sold the "farm" and moved to Milford and is enjoying her new free time. She loves being able to walk everywhere, and actively bikes and skis.
George F. Carter '58 and his wife, Judie, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on August 15, 2004. They have three granddaughters and three grandsons to spoil. George often thinks about the good years at the TKE/Phi Phi Alpha house, his on-campus friends, and the faculty and administration. E-mail: email@example.com. • Phyllis Dresbach Hedberg '58 attended her daughter Heather's wedding this past June and had a lot of fun. Her son, Bill, is still on a barge in New York City and is planning a gyrotonics exercise school. Phyllis is still a happy children's librarian. • Wendy Smith Rhymes '58 and her husband, Hu, work together as a pastoral team along with their two black Schnauzers and go to residences and nursing homes. Her husband, Reverend Hu, is the minister of pastoral care at the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Arizona. Their church moved into a 1,200-seat sanctuary with offices in December 2004. • Janet Stone '58 retired in 1998 after 40 years of elementary education in the Stockbridge Community Schools. She enjoys travel and being a church secretary, Outreach Board Member and member of the Lioness Club.
David B. Caldwell '59 and his wife went to Bolivia with a Presbyterian group in July. • Patricia '59 and Dave '60 Hubbard met alumni Jeff Kenyon '70 and wife, Suzanne, on Mackinaw Island during a boating trip last summer. Jeff and Suzanne live aboard their boat Baloo. While on the island, Pat did the eight-mile walk and placed second in her group category and also placed first in the Lilac Festival ten-kilometer walk. "It is always interesting to connect with Alma grads." Contact them by phone or write to them. Address: 1138 Sharill Lane, Cheboygan, MI 49721; telephone: (231) 597- 9467. • Betsy McQueen Parkinson '59 visited Alma's campus in August. "The new Wright Hall looks great." Later she visited with Marian Isherwood Arps '58 and her husband, Dick, in Interlochen. This is her 50th year after high school graduation. "I think I'll 'reune' with them since I haven't been to any of the reunions." She'll see Alma grads in five years.
Robin E. Butler '60 retired from Lakeshore Technological College (WI) in 1996. He is now a part-time faculty member at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wis. He is secretary of the Wisconsin Regional Writers' Association. • Thomas Vaillancour '60 and his wife moved into their new home at the 55+ (The Meadows) in Tempe, Ariz., in July. • R. Glenn Watterworth '60 has a grandson, Joshua Bousquette, at Alma College, and his brother, Jonathan, is a freshman at Sterling College in Sterling, Kans.
Gerry '61 and Judy VanderHart '62 are still very active as fiduciaries with the probate court and with church. Gerry became a semi-retired accountant in October 2004. He sings with two groups: The Northland Noteables and The Northmen Gospel Singers. E-mail: VANTAGE@Localnet.com.
Mike Mulligan '62 founded the National Career Pathing Foundation for Young Adults in 2003. He was inducted into the TKE Hall of Fame in 2003. He was inducted into the Algonac High School Hall of Fame with his brother, Van, in 2004.
Jody Riddick '63 writes all is clear down in Florida and she is enjoying the sunshine.
Suzanne Church Deering '64 has retired after teaching for 26 years. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. • Robert Van Every '64 and his wife, Jan, thoroughly enjoyed their 40th reunion at Alma College at Homecoming in October 2004. "The weather was perfect and so were all the activities!" They hope to see all their friends again at their 50th reunion. • Barbara J. Stoecker '64 retired from teaching. She spends winters in the The Villages in Florida. She has a new grandson, Matthew Anton Wood, from Russia. • Dennis '64 and Nancy Haley '65 Thompson enjoyed a seven-month sabbatical adventure researching the methodology of second-language acquisition in Japan and New Zealand in 2004. "A fantastic fringe benefit was hanging out with our son, Steve '88, and his wife, Yurie, who have made their home in Osaka." • Dale Tuller '64 retired in September 2004 and now resides closer to his mother in Crystal River, Fla.
Jacqueline Harlow '65 is working in sales in New Mexico. She says that it is the most satisfying job.
John '66 and Ann '67 Randall became grandparents on Sept. 14. Their children are doing fine.
Nancy and Robert Douglas '67 celebrated the marriage of their daughter, Kari '02, to Andrew Martchese on September 4, 2004. • Sue Miller Anderson '67 and her husband ran into Brenda Ostrander-Jones '65 and her husband in a bakery in Marquette. "What fun to share some laughs about the great times at Alma College and catch up on each other's lives!" • Gary Pownall '67 retired as the president of Real Estate One Franchising. He is now working as the marketing director of The Pownall Group, which is a family business. • Michael Trout '67 and his family have had a big year. His oldest son completed his doctorate work and is now a professor in California. His middle son has just begun work as a school psychologist in Seattle. The youngest son began high school. Michael's 15th film and first book came out this fall. • Alice Townsend Wilson '67 has been employed at Nottawa Community Schools for the past 31 years. While there she taught kindergarten, second, third, fifth, and sixth grades. She is the Title I director and reading specialist. She and her husband, Earl '65, have three grown children and four, soon to be five, grandchildren.
Janet Dral '68 is a grandmother of four. She celebrated the birth of twins at Christmas time. • Maureen Hockstra '68 has been working as a private contractor monitoring special education for the Michigan Department of Education and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She and her husband, Alan, have twin grandsons who are two years old and live in Mexico. • Timothy '68 and Cathy '69 Lozen announce that their daughter, Megan, was married to Scott Barnes. Their son, Matthew, is studying in England. • Diane Long Trivett '68: "We finally did it! After 35 years in Colorado, we have officially retired to The Villages, Fla., which is a golf cart community. I love it here, but I am missing my two grandkids back in Colo."
Mary Child-Laskowski '69, adjunct professor at MSU in workers compensation, was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2003 to serve on a Social Security disability advisory panel in Washington, D.C. Kathy Tripp Goeckel '69 retired from Waterford School District in June. She taught fourth grade at Schoolcraft Elementary School in Waterford. She and her husband, Rick, reside in Clarkston.
Martha Garrison Bressi '70 spends her summers in Charlevoix, but she lives in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. She is still involved in real estate development, but spends most of her time tutoring at an after-school program, teaching GED English at the local prison, and boat racing. • Karen Stein Burgess '70 and her husband are the proud grandparents of their first granddaughter, Harriet Lovell Autumn Poppie Burgess, who was born Sept. 16 in Denver, Colo., to their son and daughter-in-law. She is the first grandchild on both sides. • Ronald DeGroot '70 ran his first marathon on Oct. 31, 2004. • Kenneth Mitchell '70 and his wife still live in Jacksonville. Kenneth has completed 25 years of pastoral church ministry. This year, he also completed his dissertation for his Th.D. entitled "The Biblical Teaching Concerning the Poor" E-mail: email@example.com. • Michael '70 and Jann Nestell '71 post that their daughter, Brittany, is teaching middle school in Perry. Mike has retired from teaching.
Richard '71 and Jane McLeister '72 Opperman have fond memories of their wedding in Alma's Dunning Memorial Chapel 32 years ago. Their two sons have graduated from Indiana colleges, gained employment and become engaged; 2005 should be a big wedding year for the family. Dick is still with his lumber business and Jane is with her preschool. • Lawrence Stephey '71 announces that his oldest daughter, Lauri, is a National Merit semi-finalist.
Arliene Lenz Anderson '72 retired after 32 years of teaching music. She taught 13 years at Vestaburg Community Schools, 16 years at St. Louis Public Schools, and three years at Pine River Area Schools. Her husband, Bruce, is also retired and they have two children, Ken and Elaine. Ken is an EMU graduate who is living in Ann Arbor and working on two graduate degrees from the University of Michigan. Elaine graduated from WMU and is a registered nurse. She is married and living in Portage. Contact them by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: (989) 268-5621; or mail: 8795 Phelps Drive, Vestaburg, MI 48891. • William Bennett '72 just finished his second master's degree. • Julie Shimunek '72 and her husband, John, have returned to Michigan after living in Las Vegas for 17 years. Julie is enjoying retirement from the clinical laboratory and is looking forward to a less stressful lifestyle.
William Allsopp '73 enjoyed visiting at Homecoming with his nephew, Will Allsopp, a sophomore at Alma. His daughter, Stephanie, graduated from DePaul University with high honors from the finance department. • Elizabeth Harbeck Voshel '73 joined the University of Michigan School of Social Work as an assistant clinical professor and Director of Field Instruction in September 2004. She moved to the Ann Arbor area after living in Portage for 31 years.
Carol L. Mitchell '74 is still in India. Her daughter is swimming for the American Embassy School swim team and traveled to Sri Lanka this year. They are always welcoming visitors. Visit them on the Web at http://www.webegon.net. • Jackie Thompson '74 is the director of the First Presbyterian Preschool Program, which was recently reaccredited for five more years. The program is nearly 50 years old and was first accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children in 1999. Her daughter, Katy, is a sophomore at Kenyon College.
Lynn J. Lemin '75 is a full-time teacher at Morthziew Day Care. • Sally Coleman Keller '75 still is a teacher and is the preschool director of the First Presbyterian Church of Hastings. Jeff '74, her husband, still teaches English in Hasting and coaches football in East Grand Rapids. Their daughter, Sarah, has two children, Madison and Mitchell. Their son, Andy, graduated from Hope College in 2003, where he played varsity football for four years. Andy teaches in Wyoming Park. Their son, Joey, attends the United States Air Force Academy and plays football. His number is 42. • Linda S. Schneider-Rediske '75 is an administrator for Utica Public Schools. • Rob Schwartz '75 is a foodservice consultant with Manask and Associates. He specializes in food service/restaurant consulting for museums, zoos and historical homes. E-mail: Rob@manask.com.
Jo F. Wilson '76 is alive and well in Rochester, N.Y. She hopes that everyone is doing fine.
Mark and Kathleen Guy '77 live in Williamsburg. Kathleen is in her 27th year at Northwestern Michigan College and is the executive director of the NMC Foundation. Mark is still employed at East Jordan Iron Works as the human resource manager. Their daughter, Lindsay, graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2004 and is teaching in Phoenix. Their daughter, Emily, is a junior at Montana State University, Bozeman. • Judy Nichols '77 is in her 27th year of teaching choir and choral music. She is directing Music Man in Cadillac. She and her husband, Ken, became grandparents to Isaac. They raise Tennessee Walkers.
Marianne Duvendack '78 was a ranger for the National Park Service at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota this past summer. She "had a blast." • Elizabeth Hill Chockley '78 and her husband, Ron, are adopting a little girl from China. They brought her back to the United States during Thanksgiving. Her name is Kimberly Ann Fujin Chockley and she is 19 months old. They are very excited parents. • Andrew F. Jones '78 is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He returned to Africa twice since his African Fellow experience through Alma College in 1976-77. Each of these trips has been with his brothers on bow hunts. Their youngest child is a senior, and then there will be an empty nest. He and his wife celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in August 2004. • Carolyn Lynett '78 is a stay-at-home mom. She is pretty busy with three teenagers. Her oldest son is preparing for college and wants to go to MSU. The youngest will be in high school next year. "The middle child is, well, the middle child. They are all good kids." E-mail: c.lynett@Comcast.net.
LeeAnn '79 and Tom '80 Sutherland enjoyed reconnecting with other alums at Homecoming. 2004 was LeeAnn's 25th reunion year, which was also the year their daughter, Emalee Rose '04, passed off her crown to the new Homecoming queen. E-mail: lsutherl@umich. • Susan E. West '79 started a new business, Executive Leadership Development, which can be found on the Web at quadwestassoc.com.
Gary '80 and Cathy '81 Varley live in Cincinnati, where Cathy is in ophthalmology practice with the Cincinnati Eye Institute. They have two children, Caitlin, 16, and Jeffrey, 13. • Kathryn Zagel '80 is a graduate physician assistant and is working on her master's degree at Grand Valley State University.
Susan Hillman '81 received tenure and promotion to professor of teacher education at Saginaw Valley State University on July 1, 2004. Email: email@example.com. • Martha Baker Larsen '81 got a new job. She is a research associate at Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan. • Terri Thomas '81 completed her education degree in May 2003. She teaches kindergarten at St. Peter's Lutheran School in Eastpointe and is attending graduate school for her early childhood endorsement at Oakland University in Rochester. Terri and her husband, Brad, live in St. Clair Shores with their three children, Trevor, 17, Jackie, 15, and Leah, 6. • Michele G. M. Weibel '81 and her husband are relocating to the Dallas, Texas area. This will be the first time Michele has lived outside of Michigan and she is looking forward to new experiences and opportunities. E-mail: MGMWeibel@go.com.
Elizabeth Sneltzer Hegarty '82 married a year ago and couldn't be happier. She still has her CPA business. She has invested in and is the marketing director of a franchise called Water To Go Diet and Nutrition Centers (retail stores), which her husband runs. The business sells water, vitamins and specialized dietary foods, such as dairy-free, sugar-free and gluten-free foods. They've both been very active in local support groups for the Gluten Sensitive and Celiac Disease to help increase awareness of these very common but undiagnosed diseases. • Tom Slagle '82 was appointed by Governor Granholm to fill a vacancy as the Dickinson County Probate Judge in March 2004. He was elected in November to permanently fill the position. He is still happily living in Norway, Mich., with his wife, Tami, and two daughters, Mary, 2, and Barbie Jo, 6. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. • Carolyn Schaeffer '82 started a doctoral program at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.
Maryjo Cleveland '83 is doing well after chemotherapy for breast cancer. She thanks everyone for prayers. • Bob Lovejoy '83 started a new business a year ago called HIP, Horticultural Identification Products. The business provides innovative merchandising solutions to growers of garden products nationally. On the Web at www.hiplabels.com. The South continues to treat the Lovejoy family quite nicely. Bob has two sons, Rob, 13, and Matthew, 10. "They keep busy traveling on the soccer circuit." Last year they drove from Florida to Maryland. "Who knows where we'll be next year. Y'all call and come visit." • Rosemary Kinsworthy '83 is living in Shaker Heights, Ohio, with her two sons, Gregory, 14, and Michael, 18. She teaches chemistry at Padua Franciscan High School in Parma, Ohio. • Terri '83 and Jon '86 Veurink moved to West Chester. Jon is the controller and vice president of Exelon Generation.
Sumner Camisa '85 is a physician at Beaumont Hospital. He teaches medical students from Wayne State's Medical School. He has two children, ages 4 and 6 years and misses his College buddies. • Janet Deaver '85 announces that her oldest daughter, Lyndsay, is a senior at Western High School in Parma. • Nancy Dederer '85 began working on her D.Min. at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She is still a pastor in Homewood, Ill. • Phoebe Bibbee Lutz '85 welcomes a new daughter, Quinn Elizabeth, who was born Dec. 17, 2003. She joins sisters Karissa, 10, and Taylor, 8. • Mary Kushion '85 received the Roy Manty Award for distinguished service in local public health from the Michigan Association for Local Public Health in August 2004. She also was elected president of the newly formed Central Health Plan. She is looking forward to seeing 1985 grads and gophers at Homecoming next year. • David Sherwood '85 remarried Donna Sherwood in December 2001. They have moved down valley in Ouray, Colo., have a guest home, and would love visitors. David is still the county doctor living the small-town life he loves. Telephone (970) 325-4701; E-mail: email@example.com.
Michael Minshall '86 has taken a new position as the director of CORE-USA. E-mail: minshall@thecenter.Ch. • Lawrence Baker '87 and his wife, Susie, had a baby girl, Sarah, in October 2003.
David Hajek '87: "Hey Mitch and Werbish! It was good talking to you this fall. Let's get together at Homecoming before our 20th." • Kenneth Henderson '87 and Phil Henderson '85 congratulate Steve Henderson '94 and his wife, Michelle, on the birth of their daughter, Stella. • Laura Jones '87 announces the birth of her daughter, Anwen Piper, who was born May 15, 2004. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. • Middy Matthews '87: "For all those who didn't attend Homecoming; Paulette (Pattee) Bass and I attended, caused a ruckus and are now home safely. My little two-year-old, Bella, stole a golf cart, tried to get on the SAE float in the parade and took photos of the events with my camera, just before breaking it. Overall, it was just like being back in school! As for the Gamma Phi Beta's, they're getting a little soft. I think it's time they learned a few things about the founding mothers and how they died. I need Julie Pendel, Mary Stoll, Erin Shirey and Paulette to meet me at the house, please." • Jerold '87 and Suzanne '88 McGhee celebrated the births of their twin boys, Aaron and Evan. They are still in Royal Oak. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. • Charles '87 and Barbara '89 Sears announce the birth of their second child, Grace, on Dec. 11, 2003. • Matthew Turner '87 has been working as a school counselor at the Singapore American School and has been in Singapore for six years. • Matthew L. Vicari '87 and his family welcomed the addition of their new daughter, Grace Ann, on April 4, 2004. "She will undoubtedly play point guard and 'run the offense' for her older brothers Will, 9, Jack, 7, Max, 5, and Nic, 2."
Kristee Boehm '88 and her husband, Hugo Malavet, have recently moved to the Seattle area with their two sons, Alex, 5, and Leo, 2. Kristee is a lecturer in the Division of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Washington. • Brian Buckingham '88 and his wife, Chris, celebrated the birth of their twin daughters, Faith and Grace. They joined their older siblings, Nicole, 7, Alexandra, 5, and brother Sam, 2. Chris is a system engineer at EDS and Brian is the financial director for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saginaw. • Nicholas '88 and Cheryl '89 McClure moved and want to share their new address: 830 102nd Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98004-6704. • Rachel Federowski Wilson '88 and her family moved to Fairfax, Va., from Belgium in July 2003. She is a research fellow for LMI, a non-profit company that does government consulting.
Lynne Wiktor Anderzak '89 was married on Oct. 11, 2003 to Tom Andersak. • Amy McIntyre '89 celebrated the birth of her daughter, Nora, on Nov. 21, 2002. She is in a new position as a managing director at the Association for Study of Literature and the Environment. • Greg Surmont '89 and his wife, Kathleen, are proud parents of Wyatt, born May 18, 2004. Wyatt joins older brother, Evan, and two dogs. They still live in Rochester Hills. Kathleen is a full time mom, and Greg is in his 14th year with Wilson Partners as a senior consultant in the firm in Troy. • Jennifer Dine Wagner '89 and her husband Mickey announce the birth of John Denbreejen on July 12, 2004. He joins his sister, Ceilidh, 2.
Janean Carey Hall '90 and her husband, Mike, are pleased to announce the birth of Truman Thomas Hall on Sept. 1, 2004. He joins proud big brothers, Cooper and Griffin. • Anthony Nellis '90 added to his family in February. He announces the birth of Abby, who joins her sister Julie, 5. • James Peck '90 and his company, Coastline Transportation, enter their fifth year and are in positive financial shape. Vivian is in her 13th year teaching at KND. Son Justin, 9, enters fourth grade and Tyler, 5, is in kindergarten. Look them up in Manistee: (231) 398-0712.
Michael Barnes '91 has received a promotion and tenure to associate professor at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including shows in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Kansas City and St. Louis. He recently completed a term as the president of the Mid America Print Council. Write him at 305 1/2 Grant St., Sycamore, IL 60178. E-mail: michaelbarnes3@hotmail. com. • Matt Chovanec '91 celebrates the birth of his third son, Kyler Bohus, on July 21, 2004. He joins brothers, Colton, 2, and Hunter, 5. He is still a social studies teacher and loves coaching the Scots on a part-time basis. To all of his former teammates, e-mail him at email@example.com. • Karen Grossnickle '91 announces the birth of her daughter, Lydia Marie, on Sept. 7, 2004. • Brad Guigar '91 has a new book out in bookstores nationwide, The Everything Cartooning Book. View it at www.everythingcartooning.com and his comic strip at www.GreystoneInn.net. Three books of collected "Greystone Inn" strips are also available. • Karen Hubbard Jarema '91 has just begun her fourth year as Boyne City High School's principal. She and her husband, Steve, and children Austin, 5, and Jaelyn, 1 1/2 live in Boyne City. • Todd '91 and Shannon Lincoln-Slater '92 have four children: Lucas, 11, Noah, 8, Michaela, 6, and Bethany, 3. They are both teachers in Ithaca and are very busy people these days. They would love to hear from any of their friends. • Warren Ronk '91 and his wife welcomed their second child, Alexander, to join his older brother Jacob, 5. They are now back in the Midwest and Warren is working in Cincinnati at GE Aircraft Engines. • Hanni Hollbacher Yothers '91 and her husband sold the Whistling Moose Gallery in Harbor Springs and are now making wooden boats, furniture, pottery and jewelry in their workshop in northern Michigan. They would love to get in touch with their old Alma friends through their Web site at whistlingmoose.com. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christa Allen '92 celebrated the birth of Amaya, who joins her two sisters at home. • Lynne Hendrickson '92 spent the last 18 months in Chicago as part of a team that launched the new Ford 500, Freestyle and Mercury Montego. She is back in Ann Arbor. If you are in town, e-mail her at email@example.com. She would love to catch up with old friends. • Gina Henig '92 enjoys life in Brighton as a stay-at-home mom to Collin, 1, and Julia, 3 1/2. She would love to hear from those who have lost touch. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew '93 and Kirstie MacDonald Almy '95 welcomed their son Avery Ryan on Aug. 10, 2004. • Jake Boss '93 still lives in Ypsilanti, but has changed jobs. He is the assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Michigan. He was at Eastern Michigan University in the same position for seven years. E-mail: email@example.com. • Heather Cummings '93 and R.J. Webber '93: Heather was sworn into the State Bar of Michigan by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kelly in June. She is practicing union labor law in Detroit. Her husband, R.J., is the principal at a South Lyon public middle school. He recently received his M.A. in educational administration from the University of Michigan. • Alfred E. Feleppa '93 announces the birth of his son, Joshua, born Sept. 21, 2004, weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces. • Heather Laird-Fick '93 and her husband, Craig, had their first child, a baby girl, Kylie, on Oct. 3, 2004. • Mindy S. Giem '93 announces the birth of her son, Paxton Lee, on Jan. 13, 2004. He joins Eleri and Trenton at home. • Ann E. Martella '93 announces the birth of her son, Santino, who was born on Jan. 12, 2004. • Theresa Morris '93 is still in Toledo, Ohio, and has been working for Representative Marcy Kaptur for years now. She still runs into Jen Farkas Koski '94 from time to time. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. • Bradley Shafer '93 and his wife, Amy, announce the birth of their son, Michael Kent, on Aug. 23, 2004. • Stacie '93 and Steven '94 Shaw announce the birth of their second child, Hunter Andrew. He was born May 24, 2004 and weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. • David Woodruff '93 had a month filled with many milestones in September. After 11 years, he left Capitol Hill to join Volkswagen of America to serve as a Congressional lobbyist in Washington, D.C. On Sept.12, he and his wife welcomed their first child, William Robert. "Best wishes to everyone, near and far, in the Alma community."
Missy Cubitt Curtis '94 welcomed the birth of her son, Mathieu Foster, on Aug. 24, 2004. He joins his older brother, Nicolas, 2 1/2. Missy continues to work part-time as a physical therapist at an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Saginaw. E-mail: MELCURTIS2002@yahoo.com. • Stephen Henderson '94 and his wife, Michelle, announce the birth of their daughter, Stella Ann, on Sept. 5, 2004. • Steve and Mary "Ronnie" Kirkwood '94 announce the birth of their second child, Owen Andrew, on March 25, 2004. He joins his sister, Emma, 4. Ronnie is a psychiatrist in Allegan. Steve is a stay-at-home dad. E-mail: email@example.com. • Jason and Lori Roberston '94 celebrate the birth of their daughter, Macey. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. • Leslie Theisen Okasinski '94 and her husband both teach at Oxford High School and live in quiet Metamora. Their daughter, Lydia, is 16 months old and toddling all over the place. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. • Kelly Oliver '94 completed her fifth Chicago marathon in October 2004 and still works at Microsoft Corporation. E-mail Kelly@oliver-info.com. • Jason Paradowski '94 and Gwen Downs-Paradowski '96 moved into a new home a couple weeks before they celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Rory Elizabeth, on Oct. 15. They are looking forward to seeing their friends at Homecoming. Address: 41131 Croyen Court, Northville, Michigan 48167. • Eric Reed and Beth Knapp-Reed '94 still live in Canton. Eric is an attorney for Clark Hill in Detroit. Beth received her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Michigan in April 2004. She is a postdoctoral research fellow at Wayne State University. • Krista Schroeder Ried '94 and her family, Rhett, Anika, 4, and Peyton, 2, enjoy life in Mason. She took a leave from the classroom and is now an education consultant with the Michigan Department of Education. "I'm thrilled to be a part of this end of the education system. It's fascinating work!" E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Theodore Zettel '94 announces the birth of daughter, Alicia Rose, on July 8, 2004. She joins sister, Alexis, and brother, Jacob.
Cami Carson '95 and Greg '96 Giberson and son, Tommy, 2, moved from Tampa, Fla. to Salisbury, Md., where Cami teaches first grade and Greg is a professor of English at Salisbury University. E-mail email@example.com • James C. Coleman '95 married Cynda Christopherson July 24, 2004 in Minnesota; they reside in southwest Florida. The groom's parents are James D. and Teddi Larkins Coleman '69. • Todd Lee '95 runs his own mortgage company. • Peggy Lang '95 has twin two-year-old daughters, Kaitlyn and Madison. • Dan '95 and Bridgett Scott '96 McCaughey announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Lee, on June 23, 2004. • John Schonmeier '95 went to Covisint in 2001 after working for Ford Motor Company for six years. After that he was acquired by Compuware, located in downtown Detroit at the site of the old Hudson's building. "Working downtown is the bomb; I highly recommend it." • Dustin Snell '95 was married to Candlelynn in September 2004. Dave Rieman '92, Todd Albery '93, Scott Schoessel '93, Todd Campbell '94, Kristin Falk '96 and Jason Falk '96 attended the wedding.
Michelle Higgins Brown '96 and her husband have good news to share. Second child, Lillian Faith, was born May 13, 2004. She was welcomed home by Ashlyn, who absolutely loves being a big sister. "We have been truly blessed!" • Anna Kadish Chan '96 announces the birth of daughter, Wava Carolina Chan, Nov. 28, 2003. • James and Rochelle Compau '96 had a baby girl, Ella Grace, April 14, 2004. • Georgette Domby '96 is still working for EDS in Lansing as an operations manager and would love to hear from old Alma friends. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. • Martin Engel '96 owns Hill Mountain Signworks in Berkley and was asked to contribute a custom-made sign for the Nov. 7 episode of the ABC television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The handmade sign reads "Larry's Garage" and features lettering gilded in 23-carat gold and a custom fabricated bracket resembling a fuel-style dragster. • Matt '96 and Felicia Farr '98 Ericksen announce the birth of their daughter, Scarlet Renee Ericksen, on Sept. 24, 2004. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. "Everyone is going great!" • Jeff Fosnaugh '96 continues to teach at an alternative high school near Detroit. His wife, Lisa, teaches chemistry near Detroit. • Michelle Wulff Gallo '96 and her husband, Jeff, still live in West Bloomfield. Michelle still teaches health and dance at West Bloomfield High School. "Hi and love to all the Class of 1996." E-mail: Mgallo1206@hotmail.com. • Jon Kapp '96 was married on Aug. 21, 2004. "Bow and I live in Bangkok where I work with the U.N. We live in a little condo in the sky." • Anne Tobian Tisch '96 is a children's librarian at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library. She is on the American Library Association's Caldecott Committee. Her husband, Daniel, received his Ph.D. in epidemiology in May 2004 from Case Western Reserve University, where he now works. Email: email@example.com; telephone (216) 658-0581.
Jason and Rachel Cotton '97 announce their son, Kyler Stephen, was born on July 4, 2004. • Melissa Daniels '97 passed the ASCN exam, which grants national credentials for social workers. • Lora Tulgestke Hogan '97 says hello to all her AC friends. She lives in Lake Orion and teaches at Lake Orion High School. She is trying to get in touch with members of the class of '97. E-mail: Lhogan@lakeorion.k12.mi.us. • Samantha Jacobs Tyre '97 married Joshua Tyre on Aug. 28, 2004, in St. Simons Island, Ga. They reside in Brooklet, Ga. • Shannon Woloszyk '97 gave birth to a baby boy, Holden.
Sarah Isaacson Fitzpatrick '98 teaches dentistry and practices part-time at the hospital. Last December she married Dan Fitzpatrick and they bought a house in Wixom. • Michele Haroon '98 has been extremely busy these last couple of years working as a financial statement auditor at a Big Four accounting firm in Detroit. She is now working in the IT audit capacity in the firm. This past July, she married her long-time sweetheart, Osman. They live in Southfield and are adjusting to married life very nicely. Best friends Heidi Borek '98 (in spirit, as she is at sea), Amy Pickelmann Gardner '98, Alicia Sanchez Kreger '98, and Luba Manko '98 continue to meet Michele regularly for potluck dinners. Contact her if you're interested in attending one of these events. • Carrine Miller Pomaranski '98 and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of their daughter, Cora James, on Nov. 20, 2003. • Marisa Proctor '98 moved to Honolulu last summer and teaches English at La Pietra, Hawaii, School for Girls. "Aloha to all my old swimming and diving teammates and English Department classmates." E-mail: MKproctor@yahoo.com. • Jason Squires '98 started orthopedic residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc.
Melissa Perkins Carter '99 still teaches elementary Spanish in Grand Blanc. She earned her M.Ed. in 2003 and married Jeremy Carter on Aug. 7, 2004. • Missy Crossnoe O'Bryan '99 and her husband, Bill, welcomed their first son, Cameron Mitchell. He was born on Oct. 15 and weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Missy received her elementary teaching certificate through the University of Michigan-Flint. She is a fifth-grade teacher in the Kearsley school district, and Bill teaches English at Lapeer High School. E-mail Missy at firstname.lastname@example.org. • Sarah Green Youngman '99 married Christopher A. Youngman on Sept. 15, 2004. The couple eloped to South Lake Tahoe, Calif., and exchanged vows in a private ceremony. Sarah and Christopher work in the metro-Detroit area and reside in Ferndale. E-mail Sarah at email@example.com. • Andrew N. Scanlan '99 married Jennie Johansson in Sweden on Sept. 18, 2004.
Matthew Kunkle '00 and his wife, Holly, have been graced with the presence of their second child, Emma Jalynn, on June 9, 2004. "Mom and big sister, Meghan, are both doing fine while I'm trying to adjust to a house full of females." • Missy Lewis '00 left teaching at Davenport University and is now in the mass media doctoral program at Michigan State University. She is also working with Dr. Robert La Rose on a research project, funded by a grant given to MSU by the Department of Agriculture to study Internet usage in rural communities. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. • Kate Lowry '00 and Jeff Fox '00 recently married. • David L. Plowman '00 owns a Subway restaurant in Perry. • Danielle Stoddard Samyn '00 married in December and went to Australia for the honeymoon. She teaches kindergarten in Chesaning and lives in Saginaw. E-mail: email@example.com. • Ben and Amanda Burnett Shoemaker '00: "Hello! I graduated from medical school in August and started my residency in family practice at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Ben is teaching at Mason High School. Our daughter, Anna Rose, just turned one. We have been busy with family and church, but would love to hear from old friends." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. • Kristen Schutt '00: "Greetings! I will be graduating soon with an M.A.Ed. from North Carolina State University. I also began my fourth year of teaching at Garner Sr. High in North Carolina. I'd love to hear from Alma friends." E-mail: email@example.com. • Ryan Webb '00 married Julie Fogle on May 29, 2004. They thank all the alumni who attended. They live in Troy and ask alumni to look them up. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. • Kathryn Nordin Wood '00 received her master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 2002. She married Eric Wood '99 in 2003. She works for Fenton Physical Therapy and lives in Hartland.
Erica Bachman '01 moved from Alaska to Michigan and accepted a position as a high school math and science teacher in the Coopersville Area Public Schools. • Sara Brockdorf '01 and Sean '02 Kassen were married on Oct. 23 with many Alma alums to join in the celebration. Sara is still a reporter for 7&4 News in Traverse City, and Sean is working on his Ph.D. in molecular biology at Notre Dame. • Aaron '01 and Jana Simmons '04 were married on July 10, 2004 in Midland. They moved to Lansing where Aaron teaches at Waverly High School and Jana will begin graduate studies in biochemistry at Michigan State University.
Julie Harris '02 is living in France for the year. She has been taking French courses and teaching various levels of English in Rambouillet, near Paris. • Ryan Mynsberge '02 married Adrianne Burns. They had a son, Aiden Thomas. Ryan is a conservation officer. • Jake Olson '02 is now a Marine pilot. He was second in his training school class. • Kristin Babbitt Parshay '02 lives in St. Louis, Mo., with her husband, Jim '02, and their 18-month-old daughter, Maya. The last couple years have been busy for them. After Kristin finished her master's degree in professional accountancy, they moved to St. Louis, where she joined a regional public accounting firm, specializing in Sarbanes Oxley work and internal audit co-sourcing arrangements. Jim loves working at Ace Mortgage as a broker. They would love to hear from all of their Alma friends! E-mail: email@example.com. • Ryan Rau '02 qualified for the 2004 World Decathlon Long Course Championship in Denmark, as well as the 2005 Championship in Italy. He works at Lifetime Fitness as a personal training department manager. • Melissa S. Wolf '02 and Joel McDonald '02 were married in Midland on July 23, 2004; many marvelous Alma alumni helped them celebrate. They share a condo in Ann Arbor, where Joel is inching ever closer toward his Ph.D. in applied physics and Melissa has recently completed an M.Ed. from the University of Michigan.
Kathryn Cleland '03 has a new dog, Sadie. • Betsy Richards '03: "After getting a taste of the agency life, I'm moving on to a marketing position with The Magni Group in Birmingham, and I'm very excited! Hope to see everyone at Homecoming."
Ryan Cannon '04 worked during summer 2004 on the Implementation Team for the new Alma College Web site. He was hired for the 2004-05 academic year by the College to help teach and promote the use of new media technologies.