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Muriel Weybright ’59 and Bill Jones of Spokane Valley, Wash., Nov. 25, 2007

Carol Pope ’76 and Mark Gordon of Springfield, Ill., June 22, 2008

Kathleen Kuhlemeier ’90 and Edwin Tucker of Concord, N.C., Sept. 22, 2007

Karin Brunk ’93 and Jose Madrigal of Marshalltown, Iowa, Sept. 1, 2007

Allen Kahler ’93 and Shannon Kaake of North Manchester, May 24, 2008

Heather Norton ’94 and Trevor Davies of St. Louis, Mo., May 24, 2008

Todd Mason ’97 and Dawn Schuller of Angola, Ind., June 21, 2008

James Pearson ’02 and Laurel Sampson ’02 of Waukesha, Wis., Aug. 17, 2008

Amy Purdy ’02 and Dewand Neeley of Indianapolis, Sept. 6, 2008

Alicia Hagan ’03 and Daniel Funk of Rochester, Ind., June 28, 2008

Erica Sweitzer ’03 and Mike Beckman of Madison, Wis., June 21, 2008

Carolyn Beyer ’04 and Matthew Squires of Granger, Ind., Aug. 23, 2008

Amber Carr ’04 and Lyle Kocher of Franklin, Ind., May 14, 2008

Jill Kline ’04 and Jeff McAvoy ’06x of Milwaukee, Wis., June 14, 2008

Rachel South ’04 and Nathan Miller of Muncie, Ind., March 22, 2008

Mike Blosser ’05 and Stacy Lemler of Goshen, Ind., June 14, 2008

Matt Townsend ’05 and Shelly Hunter of Warsaw, Ind., June 21, 2008

Melissa Ward ’05 and Kyle Jump of Rochester, Ind., May 10, 2008

Sara Boyer ’06 and Jerad Crooks of Kaila, Hawaii, April 12, 2008

Dorehyl Bungitak ’06 and Jared Mobley ’09 of North Manchester, June 28, 2008

Becky Welker ’06 and Andy Harber ’07 of Fort Wayne, July 26, 2008

Emily Davies ’06 and Matthew Monroe of Bryan, Ohio, Aug. 25, 2007

Jared Johnson ’06 and Jamie Mynhier ’06 of Sharpsville, Ind., July 12, 2008

Lauren Bailey ’07 and Brock Shipley of Charlotte, N.C., June 30, 2007

Kiley Dague ’07 and Austin Shepherd of Rochester, Ind., June 21, 2008

John Grogg ’07 and Kelli Griewank ’08 of Indianapolis, June 7, 2008

Katelin Harvey ’07 and Tony Herber ’08 of Huntington, Ind., June 21, 2008

Stephanie Knox ’07 and Michael Holler ’08 of Fort Wayne, May 24, 2008

Elizabeth Thompson ’07 and Kyle Koch of Goshen, Ind., May 30, 2008

Elyssa Vanderbilt ’08 and Jordan Walberry ’08 of Huntington, Ind., Aug. 2, 2008


Lukas Franklin, born July 29, 2007, to Kerstin and Charles Crowe II ’81 of Sandown, N.H.

Jack, born July 29, 2007, to Debbie and John Brehmer ’82 of Denver, Colo.

Caden Sung-Yen and Cooper Sung-Lin born Aug. 25, 2001, and Chase Chi-Min born Aug. 24, 2002, and adopted October 2007 by Brian and Colleen Erwin ’83 Hunsley of Wanatah, Ind.

James Thomas, born Aug. 8, 2008, to Tim and Cynthia Litke ’86 McQuinn of Monticello, Ind.

Maxwell Aidan, born March 11, 2008, to Nick and Greta Yoder ’92 Slater of Indianapolis

Myla, born Nov. 28, 2007, to Jerry and Rachelle Craig ’93 Phillips of Warsaw, Ind.

Holland Barbara, born Aug 4, 2006, and Landon Richard, born May 24, 2008, to Derek and Malinda Roth ’95 Edgar of Fort Wayne

Andrew John, born May 31, 2008, to Amy and John Whitford ’95 of Orlando, Fla.

Selin and Yasemin, born April 3, 2008, to Hande and Tufan Obuz ’96 of Washington, D.C.

Hannah Kay Chidimma, born May 16, 2008, to Cynthia Habegger ’97 and John Udolisa of Marion, Ind.

Crew Jentry, born June 12, 2008, to Chad and Jennifer Freel ’98 Ebbinghouse of Larwill, Ind.

Seth Roderick, born April 25, 2007, to Brian and Wendy Buchanan ’98 Schortgen of McClure, Ohio

Patrick Alexander, born June 11, 2008, to Amy and Bill Cain ’99 of Avilla, Ind.

Jaxson Anthony, born Feb. 20, 2008, to Eric ’99 and Juli Helm ’99 ’00ma Meyer of Goshen, Ind.

Lucas Novak, born Nov. 17, 2007, to Jason and Jill Lucas ’99 Pasalich of Fishers, Ind.

Landon Thomas, born June 10, 2008, to Brad and Keri Sayger ’99 Weaver of Rochester, Ind.

Lucas Michael, born July 17, 2008, to Carrie and Shawn Sollenberger ’00 ’01ma of Fort Wayne

Gavin Michael, born Feb. 17, 2008, to Mike and Lora Speth ’02 Kelso of Orlando, Fla.

Dane Brock and Gage Tobin, born May 11, 2008, to James and Tara Richmond ’03 Soke of Fort Wayne

Jude Matthew, born July 4, 2008, to Nicolas and Katie Hudson ’04 Burton of Mishawaka, Ind.

Julian Isaac, born Sept. 4, 2007, and Andres, born May 22, 2008, to Victor and Kenia Ramirez ’04 Rosas of Akron, Ind.

Leyton Brock, born Sept. 11, 2008, to Monica and Brogan McMullen ’07 of Rockville, Ind.


Hazel “Mae” Steele ’29n Hartzler of Ligonier, Ind., Oct. 29, 2007

Mabel Schrock ’29 Snider- Raber of Goshen, Ind., April 4, 2008

Ruth Neff ’30 Miller of Trotwood, Ohio, March 16, 2008

Eva Lucille Oesch ’31n Beaty of Hillsdale, Mich., Aug. 21, 2007

Ruth Beghtel ’31x Byerley of Fort Wayne, May 7, 2008

Martha Hoge ’31 Swihart of Plymouth, Ind., June 27, 2008. She was 100.

Corlene Shock ’32n Musselman of Jeffersonville, Ind., Feb. 16, 2008

Mary Bechdolt ’33n Dils of Richmond, Ind., June 23, 2008

Ada Sheets ’33x Turner of Richmond, Ind., July 9, 2008

Pauline Burger ’35 Weddle of North Manchester, May 17, 2008

Robert W. Beery ’36 of North Manchester, a member of the Board of Trustees for 43 years, including service as chair. He was an active member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren and served as first lay moderator for the South-Central District of the Church of the Brethren. He and his late wife, Irene Hoover ’35 Beery, volunteered with Church World Service. He was 95. October 7, 2008

Merlin Eidemiller ’36 of West Chester, Ohio, Aug. 14, 2008

LaMoine Gayman ’37n Drescher of Arlington, Wash., May 14, 2008

Clayton Kiracofe ’37 of Sidney, Ohio, May 11, 2008

Everett Claire Mathias ’37 of Ripon, Wis., Nov. 27, 2007

Elgin Kintner ’39 of Maryville, Tenn., May 25, 2008

Garland Borden Sr. ’40 of Farmington Hills, Mich., Feb. 20, 2008

Paul Hollinger ’40x of Stuarts Draft, Va., Aug. 15, 2008

Evelyn Studebaker ’42x Sayers of Columbus, Ohio, May 9, 2008

Edith Hartsough ’43x Hoffer of North Manchester, Aug. 25, 2008

Jeannette Farrar ’44 Bock of Terre Haute, Ind., Sept. 5, 2008

Nelda Showalter ’44 Bone of Indianapolis, Feb. 27, 2007

Mike Mindala ’44x of North Manchester, June 16, 2008

Betty Morehead ’45 Barrett of North Manchester, July 27, 2008

Loren Kintner ’48 of Kissimmee, Fla., Aug. 20, 2008

J. Earl Hostetter ’50x of Goshen, Ind., April 17, 2008

James Swinger ’51 of Greenville, Ohio, May 29, 2008

Carl Yoder ’52x of Wakarusa, Ind., Aug. 6, 2008

John Crabbs ’53 of Peoria, Ariz., August 13, 2006

Loretta Walker ’57 Burgess of Felton, Calif., Jan. 30, 2008

John Jackson Jr. ’58 of Gainesville, Va., April 24, 2008

Mark Wayne Murphy ’58 of Indianapolis, Feb. 19, 2008

Augustus “Gus” Pierson ’58 of Sturgis, Mich., July 29, 2008

June Phillips ’62 Kreiger of North Judson, Ind., April 4, 2008

Marguerite Miller ’62x of Columbia City, Ind., May 21, 2008

Robert Thomas ’62 of Columbia City, Ind., May 4, 2008

Larry Rice ’63x of Wabash, Ind., July 1, 2008

Rev. Glen D. Whisler ’65 of Columbia City, Ind., who served on the Manchester College Board of Trustees. Following graduation from Bethany Theological Seminary, he served Church of the Brethren congregations of Yellow Creek and Poplar Ridge, retiring from full-time ministry in 2005 after 35 years of service. He served on the District Board and as a District Moderator. He was 64.
September 29, 2008

Hugh Stroh ’67x of Auburn, Ind., April 21, 2008

Carol Van Pelt ’68x Burnett of Monroeville, Pa., Aug. 20, 2008

Sharon Kinsey ’68 Sitler of Summerville, S.C., Aug. 27, 2008

Michael Baker ’70x of Wabash, Ind., July 2, 2008

Gary Horner ’72 of Winchester, Ind., Aug. 18, 2008

Manuel Mpinga ’76 of Indianapolis, Ind., June 28, 2008

Hope Enyeart ’06x of North Manchester, July 21, 2008


Friends of the College

Ralph W. Miller of North Manchester, College plumber 1988-2006, June 16, 2008

Alumni News and Notes by CLASS YEAR


Nora Stauffer ’34 Hollinger of Gainesville, Fla., celebrated her 95th birthday on Feb. 26 with her entire family. She is retired from teaching and nursing.

Ray Hendrickson ’39 of Elkhart, Ind., and wife Opal celebrated 70 years of marriage in July. He was a teacher and principal for Elkhart Community Schools before retiring in 1976.


Harry Reinoehl ’41 of Ashley, Ind., and wife Hilda celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with their family. The couple is retired from farming.

Earl Sharp ’43 of Warren, Ind., received the Asbury Theological Seminary Faithful Servant Award in recognition of a lifetime of faithful ministry of proclaiming the Gospel in work and deed.


Sue Weaver ’56 Strickler of Kansas City, Mo., and husband Bob traveled to London, England in June 2007. Upon their return, she presented to the Kansas City Musical Club on their visit to the Handel House Museum and her article on the visit was published in Music Clubs Magazine of the National Federation of Music Clubs.

Joan LeValley ’57 of Park Ridge, Ill., is 2008 Accountant of the Year for the 30,000-member National Society of Accountants. For a third time, she is Person of the Year of the Independent Accountants Association of Illinois. LeValley owns JCL and Company.

Richard Beam ’58 of Fort Wayne has donated 327 units of platelets in the last decade, most recently with the Indiana Blood Center. An organ transplant, for example, requires about 30 units to help control bleeding.

Albert ’58 and Janis Moore ’58 Bohnstedt of Fort Wayne celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house. Both are retired from Fort Wayne Community Schools, where they worked from 1961 to 1994.

Carolyn Schuler ’58 Eppley of Wabash, Ind., and husband Dean celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. She is a private piano teacher, organist and choir director at her church.

Esther Anderson ’58 Wagner of North Manchester and husband Duane celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August.

William Sheridan ’59x of South Bend, Ind., retired from 30 years as a business manager and 13 years in banking. He is employed with Utilimaster Corp. custom vehicles in Wakarusa, Ind.


Loren Finnell ’64 of Larchmont, N.Y., has learned that The Resource Foundation has received the coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator for its organizational efficiency and sound fiscal management. Finnell is president and CEO of The Resource Foundation, a partner in sustainable, self-help development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Cheryl Jamerson ’68 Downs of Rochester, Ind., has retired after 37 years with Rochester School Corp. She started as a teacher and became principal of Columbia Elementary School in 1992.

Joy Warner ’68 Stiffler of North Manchester has retired after 40 years of teaching in Warsaw Community Schools, including 35 years at Warsaw High School.

Donna Holsopple ’69 Myers of Toledo, Ohio, was recognized for 25 years of service at the 2008 Ohio Music Education Convention. She has taught music in kindergarten through eighth grades for St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Toledo for 22 years. She has served as organist/pianist for Church of the Cross United Methodist in Toledo for 13 years.

Diana Hegel ’69 Rapp of Wabash, Ind., retired after 39 years of teaching for Metro North Elementary School of Metropolitan School District of Wabash County.


Deloss Brubaker ’70 of Canton, Ga., is associate professor of sport health science for Life University in Marietta, Ga.

Lillian Wells ’70 Livers of Madison, Ind., was appointed to the Ivy Tech Community College Board of Directors by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Peggy Reiff Miller ’70 of Milford, Ind., authored and produced a documentary, A Tribute to the Seagoing Cowboys, released at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in July. Learn more at

Myrna Grove ’71 of Bryan, Ohio has written a book of tribute, Alexander Mack: A Man Who Rippled the Waters, published by The Brethren Press in celebration of the congregation’s 300th anniversary.

Patrice Kump ’73 Nightingale of Streamwood, Ill., is interim director of communications for Brethren Benefit Trust. She continues as manager of publications.

James Gaier ’74 of North Manchester has received two prestigious awards from NASA: the Space Flight Awareness Honoree Award and the Exceptional Achievement Medal for his important work on lunar dust effects. (Read more about Gaier on the NASA website.)

Mark Stockslager ’75 of Alpharetta, Ga., is chief financial officer for SunLink Health Systems Inc., a healthcare provider for hospitals and related businesses in four southern states.

David Eicher ’76 of Louisville, Ky., is hymnal editor for Presbyterian Publishing Corp., responsible for developing and publishing a new Presbyterian hymnal and related musical publications.

Nancy Walker ’76 Hoffman of Wabash, Ind., was honored by ARC of Wabash County for her 32 years of service, most recently as executive director. ARC is a not-forprofit agency that serves adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families.

Lillian Miller ’76 Long of Philippi, W.Va., received the 2008 Outstanding Faculty Award at commencement ceremonies of Alderson- Broaddus College in May. An associate professor of music, she has served the college 22 years, teaching voice, organ, piano accompanying and related courses.

Debra Davis ’77 Futa of South Bend, Ind., wrote a grant that brought the prestigious Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence ($100,000 to be matched) to the St. Joseph County Public Library. The award recognizes the library’s enduring excellence in innovation, design and customer service.

Ann Stevenson ’77 of Muncie, Ind., received a master’s degree in psychotherapy and faith from Christian Theological Seminary and is a therapist for Youth Services Bureau, Muncie.

Timothy A. McElwee ’78 of Conway, Ark., former director of the Peace Studies Institute and former vice president for college advancement at Manchester College, is senior director of development for Heifer International Foundation, based in Little Rock. He leads major gifts fundraising for Heifer International.

Daniel J. Hoffman ’79 of McPherson, Kan., is an associate professor of physical education for McPherson College. He has served the college for 26 years.


Linda Knoll ’80 Arney of LaPorte, Ind., teaches English and is head debate coach for LaPorte High School. Each of her six years as coach, LaPorte debaters have qualified for the national championships. She was an Indiana district Teacher of the Year.

Kip Cook ’81 of Plymouth, Ind., traveled to England in August with his two daughters. He served as support person for his daughter Mallory Mead, as she swam the English Channel in 10 hours and 14 minutes. (Read more about the swim.)

Gary Kerns ’83 of Worthington, Ind., owns two convenience stores in Greene County, Ind.

Christine Bazini ’83 Sands of Syracuse, Ind., owner of Sands Accounting Inc., has purchased the Ligonier accounting practice of Samuel Patton.

Brett Boggs ’84 of Akron, Ind., is superintendent of Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. He has served the school district 30 years, as teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent.

Mary Boudreau ’84 of Lansing, Mich., completed her licensure as a Registered Nurse through Lansing Community College and is a medical case manager for Lansing Area AIDS Network.

Kelley Collins ’84 of Granger, Ind., is officer’s assistant to the vice president and associate provost of University of Notre Dame. She has an MBA and has served Notre Dame 10 years.

Beth Messner ’84 of Muncie, Ind., associate professor of communication studies, received Ball State University’s 2008 Outstanding Faculty Service Award. The BSU College of Communication, Information and Media also presented her with its 2008 Outstanding Social Responsibility Award.

Ron Miller ’84 of Indianapolis received an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in May 2008. He is vice president of Crystal Food Services.

Nevin Dulabaum ’87 of Elgin, Ill., is president of Brethren Benefit Trust, which manages $450 million for 6,000 members and clients nationwide.

Vicky Miller ’89 Fry of Logansport, Ind., is studying fulltime at Indiana University Kokomo toward an education degree and teaching certificate. She has served as a substitute teacher and teacher’s assistant.

Jon Hess ’89 of Oakwood, Ohio chairs the Department of Communication at University of Dayton. He formerly was director of graduate studies in communication for University of Missouri. His scholarship centers on relationship maintenance.

Deb Grabill ’89 Joseph of Springboro, Ohio teaches gifted students for Normandy Elementary School in Centerville, Ohio.

Tshering Wangdi Sherpa ’89 of Lebanon, Pa., is in family practice in Myerstown, Pa.


Brad Love ’90 of New Palestine, Ind., has made a career change from Medtronic to Olympus America Inc.

Brian Singer ’90 of Newtown, Conn., is senior vice president and general manager of the Stamford office of Research International, a global custom marketing and innovation research agency.

Scott Sproat ’91 of Auburn, Ind., is executive vice president of sales and marketing and co-owner of the Fort Wayne Komets professional hockey club, the IHL 2008 Turner Cup Champions.

Paul K. Strode ’91 of Boulder, Colo., is co-author of Why Evolution Works (and Creationism Fails), to be published next spring by Rutgers University Press. He teaches biology at Boulder High School and is an adjunct professor for the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Greta Yoder ’92 Slater of Indianapolis is assistant professor of social work for Ball State University in Muncie.

Xavier Cortal ’93 of Girona, Spain owns a waste management company, a beach restaurant and other businesses. He has visited 142 countries and is planning his next trip to Antarctica.

David Cullers ’93 ’94ma of Bremen, Ind., received the “Forty Under 40” award of the Michiana Regional Chambers of Commerce, the Elkhart Truth, South Bend Tribune and Bethel College for professional contribution in the workplace, dedication to community service and volunteerism. A CPA and executive with Crowe Horwath LL P public accounting and consulting, Cullers serves on the Board of Directors of Bremen Community Hospital.

David Finney ’93 of Plymouth, Ind., is responsible for operations of the Eastern Great Lakes Division of Praxair Distribution Inc., supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases.

Kimberly Koczan-Flory ’93 of Fort Wayne is serving as interim minister for Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren in Fort Wayne as the congregation seeks a new pastor.

Robert Novak ’93 of Mountain View, Calif., heads operations and information technology for Trulia, a real estate internet search engine.

Lara Schultz ’93 Reinoehl of Golden, Colo., is in the tax department of Tomkins, a global engineering and manufacturing group.

Christine Schweisberger ’94 Rust of Plymouth, Ind., is a chiropractic assistant for Bremen Chiropractic Center.

Tony Nicholas ’95 of Warsaw, Ind., is president and co-founder of NG Instruments Inc. in Warsaw, a contract manufacturer of orthopedic drills and precision instruments for medical, dental and veterinary surgery.

Tufan Obuz ’95 of Washington, D.C., is CFO for MarcParc Inc., which designs, constructs, manages and operates parking facilities, transportation and valet services in the District of Columbia area.

Ryan Weaver ’95 of Flemington, N.J., is worldwide finance director for DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson company.

Cynthia Habegger ’97 of Marion, Ind., is director of Debra Corn Agency Inc., a non-profit licensed childplacing agency seeking to avoid institutionalization of children.

Elizabeth Keller ’97 of Richmond, Ind., is director of admissions for Bethany Theological Seminary, where she received a master of divinity degree in May 2008.

Joseph Tamba Koroma ’97 of Bremerton, Wash., is associate dean of student financial services for Olympic College, where he also teaches economic geography. In May 2008, he received a Ph.D. in economic geography from Indiana State University. The title of his dissertation was “Geography, Poverty, and Policy in the New African Millennium Monitoring the Millennium Development Goals Through the U.N. Human Development Index.”

Sara Wheeler ’97 MacLaughlin of Fishers, Ind., has joined the legal staff of the Indiana Farm Bureau.

Burt Paddock ’97 of Jenison, Mich., is head men’s basketball coach for Davenport University in Grand Rapids.

Jeffrey Walker ’97 of Fort Wayne is medical director for Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic in Fort Wayne.

Bradford Aquino ’98 is relocating to Singapore to lead the finance function in the Asia-Pacific operating division of Zimmer Inc. with wife Andrea Kling ’98 Aquino and their four children.

Elizabeth Sheneman ’98 Barnett of Kokomo, Ind., is a licensed mental health counselor, nationally certified, and director of staff development for Kokomo Academy, a residential treatment facility for troubled adolescents.

Ken Smith ’98 of Calumet City, Ill., is assistant director of multicultural student services for Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill.

Jennifer Carson ’99 Diller of North Liberty, Ind., is an aide for children with special needs at North Liberty Elementary School in the John Glenn School Corp.

Madalyn Metzger ’99 of Bristol, Ind., a member of Elkhart Valley Church of the Brethren, is communications manager for Mennonite Mutual Aid and a member of the Board of Directors of On Earth Peace. She received the “Forty Under 40” award of the Michiana Regional Chambers of Commerce, the Elkhart Truth, South Bend Tribune and Bethel College for professional contribution in the workplace, dedication to community service and volunteerism.


Skye Dobberstein ’00 of Davenport, Iowa received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in May 2008 and passed the National Boards. She is inspecting cattle for disease for the USDA at a beef plant in Geneseo, Ill., and is studying veterinary homeland security through Purdue University.

Andy Hartley ’00 of Plymouth, Ind., is assistant principal for Plymouth High School.

Jen Vining ’00 Smith of Mundelein, Ill., is assistant director of compliance for the Big 10 Conference.

Rachel Inks ’00 Vaerewyck of Tacoma, Wash., is working for a private company that handles tax, estate and financial planning for a family.

Dan Kimbrough ’01 of Lansing, Mich., is a visiting assistant professor of communications for Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa., for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Dana Barrett ’02 of Fort Wayne is director of academic affairs support for Rudisill Center and community campuses of Ivy Tech Community College. She is seeking a master’s degree in English at Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

Robyn Carr ’02 of Washington, D.C., is an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Angela Bolton ’02 Davies of Bryan, Ohio received a master’s degree in education administration and supervision from Bowling Green State University.

Rone Davis ’02 of Fort Wayne has earned chartered life underwriter certification from The American College. Davis is an agent for New York Life Insurance Co.

Nathan Hippensteel ’02 ’03ma of Fort Wayne is a staff accountant for Starr CPA & Associates LLC in Columbia City, Ind.

Alicia Osterlund ’02 Redinger of Elkhart, Ind., received an MBA from Indiana University in May 2008.

Scot Croner ’03 of Muncie, Ind., is principal of Bellmont High School of North Adams Community Schools.

Jeff Fackler ’03 of Penn Run, Pa., is pastor of Penn Run Church of the Brethren.

Brenda Simler ’03 Westfall of Lena, Ill., is asset management property manager for Freeport Housing Authority, a division of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Krista Primrose ’03 Zartman of Rochester, Ind., teaches seventh grade at Maconaquah High School and teaches at Ivy Tech in Kokomo and Warsaw.

Brett Bultemeier ’04 of Gainesville, Fla., received a master’s degree in agronomy aquatic sciences from the University of Florida in May and is pursuing a Ph.D.

Jessamine Cutshall ’04 Hippensteel, D.O., of Fort Wayne is a family practice resident with Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. She received her doctor of osteopathy degree from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in May.

Jay Jewell ’04 of Indianapolis is an executive assistant manager for Walgreens.

Kimberly Smith ’04 Jewell of Indianapolis is a branch manager for Chase Bank. She is enrolled in Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.

Joshua Klatte ’04 of Greenwood, Ind., received a master’s degree in international relations from University of Indianapolis in 2006 and is pursuing a master’s of nonprofit administration at the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business. He was executive program manager of the Indiana Prescription Monitoring Program.

Rachel South ’04 Miller of Muncie, Ind., is Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act supervisor and adult education supervisor for Muncie Community Schools.

Rachel Paske ’04 of Fort Wayne has returned from her 2007-08 Fulbright assignment in Hamburg, Germany and is a development officer for the Fort Wayne Ballet.

Kenia Ramirez ’04 Rosas of Akron, Ind., is human resources and payroll manager for Pike Lumber Co.

Amanda Tanner ’04 of Indianapolis is a client support specialist for DCL Medical Laboratories, Indianapolis.

Luke Zartman ’04 of Rochester, Ind., teaches physical education and is head basketball coach for Maconaquah High School in Miami County.

Melissa Ward ’05 Jump of Rochester, Ind., is a case manager for the Department of Child Services in Pulaski County.

Kim Bargerhuff ’05 Sutherland of New Haven, Ind., is executive recruiter for Creative Financial Staffing, an affiliate of Crowe Horwath public accounting and consulting.

Matt Townsend ’05 of Warsaw, Ind., is a wellness coordinator for Kosciusko Community Hospital’s Health and Wellness Center and is pursuing a MBA at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Anne Griffey ’06 Barnes of Shelbyville, Ind., is an elementary school teacher and is head volleyball coach for Shelbyville High School.

Michael Barnes ’06 of Shelbyville, Ind., teaches first grade for Clark-Pleasant Community School Corp. and is track coach for Whiteland Community High School.

Dana Clousing ’06 of Brownsburg, Ind., served a three-month rotation in tax consulting projects in St. Louis for Ernst & Young LLP, returning this fall to her staff accountant position in the Indianapolis office.

Becky Welker ’06 Harber of Fort Wayne teaches third grade for Imagine MASTer Academy charter school in Fort Wayne.

Jamie Mynhier ’06 Johnson of Sharpsville, Ind., is pursuing an educational specialist degree in school psychology from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Jared Johnson ’06 of Sharpsville, Ind., received a master’s degree in industrial organization psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in May. He is a health care recruiter for Arnett Management Solutions in Fishers, Ind.

Rachel McFadden ’06 of Fort Wayne is a copy writer for Asher Agency advertising, marketing and public relations firm.

Emilie Davies ’06 Monroe of Bryan, Ohio is a service and support administrator for Williams County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.

Jennifer Smiley ’06 of Indianapolis won a contest with her photograph, “Reflections,” at the Indiana Study Abroad Re-Entry Conference. She studied last summer in Salamaca, Spain and is pursuing a master’s degree in teaching Spanish at Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis.

Jason Carmichael ’07 of Bloomington, Ind., has joined ProsLink, an information technology consulting and support company for small to medium-sized companies.

Kristen Caldwell ’07 Gardner of Fort Wayne is assistant product director for DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. in Warsaw, Ind.

Andy Harber ’07 of Fort Wayne is a merchandiser for Five Star Distributing, Fort Wayne.

Abby Harper ’07 of Coralville, Iowa is pursuing a master’s degree in public health and international health at University of Iowa College of Public Health, is working toward EMT certification and is a graduate research assistant for the university’s Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Camilo Velasquez Meijia ’07 of Managua, Nicaragua is assistant to the Division of Protocol and Ceremonial for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Managua.

Josh Scott ’07 of Fort Wayne passed the Board of Certification exam and is a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Holly Smith ’07 of Delta, Ohio is an athletic trainer and physical therapy aide for Delta Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine.

Melissa Weirich ’07 of North Miami, Fla., is pursuing a master’s in biomechanics at Barry University and playing with the Miami Kickers, a semi-pro soccer team.

Christopher Ball ’08 of Cincinnati, Ohio is a commercial lines underwriter for Cincinnati Financial Corp.

Darcy Davidson ’08 of Auburn, Ind., and Jamie Long ’08 of Corunna, Ind., are co-assistant supervisors of The Third Place Teen Library in Auburn, which also includes “hang-out” space with gaming computers, wireless internet and a teen-operated café.

Jerry Ford ’08 of Lafayette, Ind., passed the Board of Certification exam and is a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Kelli Griewank ’08 Grogg of Indianapolis is a case manager in Indianapolis Public Schools for Midtown Community Mental Health Center.

Sam Kent ’08 of Jacksonville, Ill., is an athletic liaison and assistant football coach for MacMurray College.

Alicia Krueckeberg ’08 of Decatur, Ind., passed the Board of Certification exam and is a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Sam McFadden ’08 of Fishers, Ind., is a contract specialist for General Services Administration.

Marcus Miller 08 of North Manchester teaches psychology, world history and TV production for Bradford High School in Bradford County, Fla.

Ashley Murphy ’08 of Auburn, Ind., passed the Board of Certification exam and is a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Anna Simons ’08 of Granger, Ind., is undertaking a Church of the Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) assignment with Project PLASE, serving the more vulnerable among the homeless, including those with emotional and mental problems, addiction, AIDS and the HIV virus in Baltimore, Md.

Maggie Smith ’08 of Winona Lake, Ind., is a staff accountant for Dahms & Yarian Inc. certified public accountants of Warsaw, Ind.

Alumni News & Class Notes compiled by Deb Stoltzfus
In this issue
Welcome to the new Manchester magazine!
from the president and editor

WBKE Soundboard to careers … and the Olympics!

Making a difference, together $1 million College-led initiative unites area agencies, groups in Eel River clean-up

A successful equation Scholarships + vigorous strategies + 1,000s of connections = enrollment record

Market smart Savvy new friends engage in College leadership boards

Manchester around the clock Manchester College never sleeps. You’ll enjoy this 24-hour visit to campus

Profiles of ability and conviction

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