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Charlene Eyler '70 and Theodore Foster of Brookville, Ohio, April 2, 2010

Jon Shellabarger '89 and Colleen Campbell of Coral Ridge, Fla., July 3, 2010

Rachel Bennett '04 and Chad Weaver of Elkhart, Ind., June 13, 2009

Elizabeth Ennis '05 and Max Leffler of Fort Wayne, March 15, 2010

Nicolette Gasior '05 and Eric Wiley of Claypool, Ind., Sept. 19, 2009

Christine Zirkle '06 and Tom Rippinger of Rockville, Md., Sept. 12, 2009

Kyle Coffman '07 and Jennifer Schoenle '09 of Plymouth, Ind., July 10, 2010

Christopher Friend '07 and Andrea Graft '08 of Warsaw, Ind., Aug. 28, 2010

Jordan Adams '08 and Stacey Wendel '09x of Nappanee, Ind., Oct. 17, 2009

Fiona Mills-Groninger '08 and Michael Poe '09 of Whiting, Ill., July 31, 2010

Sara Oszuscik '08 and Scott Ross of Bremen Ind., May 15, 2010

Lisa Ewing '10 and Ben Harvey '10 of Auburn, Ind., June 12, 2010

Melissa Piazza '10 and Kyle Watson '10 of Mishawaka, Ind., June 5, 2010

Keegan Robinson '10 and Brandon Gerlach '11 of North Manchester, June 12, 2010


Jacob Brody, born March 17, 2010 to Debbie and John Brehmer '82 of Lone Tree, Colo.

Emily Katherine, born March 24, 2010 to Beth and Mark Baer '91 of Powell, Ohio

Leilani Grace, born May 17, 2009, to Doug and Michelle Eisaman '92 Moon of Brownsburg, Ind.

Jillian Amanda, born Dec. 29, 2008, to Jason '97 and Sara Wheeler '97 MacLaughlin of Fishers, Ind.

Joshua Tyler, born March 13, 2010, to James and Jennifer Bowman '98 Madison of Windsor, Conn.

Sophia Rain, born Oct. 17, 2009, to Scott '98 and Summer Rettinger '98
of Ellicott City, Md.

Atticus Paul, born Jan. 13, 2010 to Eric and Phaedra Sumpter '99 Kunik of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ryan Patrick, born May 13, 2010 to Steve '99 and Lisa Brost '99 Zimmerman of Columbia City, Ind.

Haidyn Jenelle, born Sept. 9, 2010, to Josh and Meggan Radford '01 Brumbaugh of Fishers, Ind.

John Matthew, born June 11, 2009 to Aaron and Cindy Kuehnemund '01 Gulyas of Grand Blanc, Mich.

Senaca Grace, born April 9, 2010, to Lucy and Brian Bucher '02x of Athens, Ohio

Frank Brooks, born April 21, 2010 to Karmen Miller '02 and Nick Chaney '03 of Plymouth, Ind.

Landon Kyle, born June 22, 2010 to Kyle and Jill Mele '03 Jackson of Roann, Ind.

Landon Blake, born April 22, 2010 to Wendy and Wade Jagger '03 of Syracuse, Ind.

Wyatt Jacob, born Aug. 20, 2010, to Matthew and Amber Hartman '04
of North Manchester

Eli Matthew, born July 28, 2009, to Ryan '03 '04ma and Anna Merryman '04 Linstromberg of South Bend, Ind.

Adelyn Irene, born April 11, 2010 to Aaron Apple '05 of Syracuse, Ind.

Natalie Kate, born Aug. 8, 2010, to Jerad '05x and Sara Boyer '06 Crooks of Warsaw, Ind.

Daniel Branson, born Jan. 10, 2010, to Jeremy and Amanda Hoffman '05
of Roanoke, Ind.

Adria Grace, born Sept. 27, 2009 to Kyle and Melissa Ward '05 Jump of Zionsville, Ind.


*As a member of the Otho Winger Society, this donor included the College in an estate plan or established a deferred gift with the College.

Eva Kugler '30 Watson of Louisville, Ky., July 3, 2008

Walter Bashor Jr. '31x of Trotwood, Ohio, Sept. 29, 2009

Earl Berkebile '31x of Massilon, Ohio, Jan. 7, 2010

Marjorie Pursley '32 Kanning of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 18, 2009

Madys Martin '33 Adkins of Columbus, Ind., May 8, 2010

Max Stands '34x of North Manchester, June 29, 2010

Pauline Schmalzried '36 Bailey of Huntington, Ind., March 31, 2010

* Mary Flora '36 Eikenberry of North Manchester, Sept. 1, 2010

Ruth Baughman '36n Engle
of Albion, Ind., May 19, 2010

Rheua Kunkle '36 Stouder of Carmel, Ind., Feb. 15, 2010

Glenna Blosser '37n Andrews of Nappanee, Ind., Sept. 22, 2010

Hubert Cline '37 of LaGrange, Ind., April 2, 2010

* Wilbur Stump '38 of North Manchester, July 8, 2010

Priscilla Bock '39 Hulvey of Mount Sidney, Va., Sept. 19, 2010

Arthur Stine '39x of New Castle, Ind., Dec. 13, 2009

Marsha Pearson '40x Gilbert of Bradenton, Fla., Sept. 5, 2010

J. Dale Kyser '40 of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, Sept. 20, 2010

Josephine Miller '40 Miller of Bridgewater, Va., July 2, 2010

Margaret Focht '40x Rusmisel of Lima, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2008

Helen Bitzer '40 Sheets of Indianapolis, April 9, 2010

Robert Gingher '41 of Crothersville, Ind., Sept. 15, 2010

Albert Kiracofe '41x of Gratis, Ohio, May 25, 2010

Pauline Cody '41 LaVine of Greenwood, Ind., July 4, 2010

Marjorie Stinebaugh '41 Miller of North Manchester, June 5, 2010

William J. Milliner of Elkhart, Ind., Oct. 2, 2010

Wilma Brown '41x Morris of Anderson, Ind., May 4, 2010

Russell Sayers '41 of Austin, Texas, Sept. 16, 2010

* Martha Faught '41 Smith of Albion, Mich., July 18, 2010

Mary Hoover '41 Zirkle of Sidney, Ohio, Sept. 6, 2010

A. Ray Steele '42 of LaPorte, Ind., July 17, 2010

Catherine Grubb '42x Zile of North Manchester, April 20, 2010

Max Colpetzer '43x of Fort Wayne, Ind., May 20, 2010

Donna Workman '43x Glasgo of Loudonville, Ohio, Jan. 14, 2010

Glenn Mulligan '43 of North Manchester, April 23, 2010

Emmert Royer '43x of Centerville, Ohio, May 22, 2010

Venita Messinger '44 of Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 19, 2010

William Zimmerman '44x of Elkhart, Ind., July 2, 2010

Robert Goetz '45x of South Bend, Ind., Aug. 19, 2010

* W. Warren Shoemaker '45 of Greenville, Ohio, April 18, 2010

Ellen Harsh '46x Wheeler of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Aug. 23, 2010

Karl Conrad '47 of Canton, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2010

Alfred Hollenberg '47 of Richmond, Ind., Sept. 20, 2010

Melvin Nida '47x of Salem, W. V., Sept. 21, 2010

* Margaret Shamberger '47 Sheets of Boise, Idaho, Feb. 16, 2010

Sarah Eldridge '48 of Garrett, Ind., May 14, 2010

Richard Knarr '48 of Fort Wayne, Ind., April 6, 2010

* Mary Lou Vance '48 Riethof of Harleysville, Pa., Sept. 29, 2010

Lois Royer '49x MacDonald of Novelty, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2010

Paul Rager '49 of Plymouth, Ind., May 10, 2010

Jean Vore '49x Thornberry of Peoria, Ill., Jan. 30, 2009

Lenora Mishler '50 Stark of Goshen, Ind., March 11, 2010

Robert Swank '50 of LaPorte, Ind., April 11, 2010

Franklin Walter '51 of Upper Arlington, Ohio, Sept. 15, 2010

Laurence Smith '53 of Warren, Mich., July 24, 2009

Theda Snider '56 Dawes of LaFontaine, Ind., June 5, 2010

Gordon Bloom '58x of Kendallville, Ind., May 3, 2010

Dana Hartong '58 of Sturgis, Mich., Aug. 12, 2010

Clara Buchanan '58 Kerns of Belle Center, Ohio, June 1, 2010

Charles Boyer '59 of La Verne, Calif., Sept. 2, 2010

Rosalind Buck '59 McKnight of Madison Heights, Va., Feb. 11, 2010

Kenneth Hattery '60 of Peru, Ind., April 15, 2010

Lois Loveland '60 of Paris, Ill., Aug. 4, 2010

Joe Shoemaker '60 of South Whitley, Ind., April 27, 2010

John Steiner '60 of Springfield, Ohio, July 7, 2010

Ronald Kuhn '61 of LaGrange, Ind., Aug. 28, 2009

Titus Chamberlain '62x of Peru, Ind., June 1, 2010

Bonnie Boocher '64 of Winamac, Ind., Aug. 6, 2010

Art Gish '64 of Athens, Ohio, July 28, 2010

James Forbes '65 of North Manchester, June 18, 2010

David Stump '65 of Nixa, Mo., May 30, 2010

Alan Hollis '67 of Chicago, May 28, 2010

Joseph Phillips '67 of Indianapolis, July 3, 2010

Alice Russell '67 Reahard of North Manchester, Aug.9, 2010

Karl Poland '69 of Zephyrhills, Fla., Sept. 3, 2010

Gary Couch '70 of Fairmount, Ind., Sept. 9, 2010

David Holloway '70x of Marion, Ind., Aug. 10, 2010

Philip Krieg '70 of Warsaw, Ind., April 21, 2010

Willie Slone '71 of Silver Lake, Ind., March 5, 2010

Douglas Studebaker '73x of North Manchester, April 16, 2010

Tony Fessler '76x of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, July 10, 2010

Lee Griffith '78 of Monticello, Ind., March 16, 2010

Theresa Stout '79 Poole of Wabash, Ind., Aug. 30, 2010

Cynthia Anderson '79 Rowley of Fort Wayne, Ind., Feb. 25, 2010

Karen Brown '82 Wilson of Carmel, Ind., Aug. 23, 2010

Tracy Jo Kendall '84 Hogan of Cleburne, Texas, Aug. 2, 2010

Carol Stromswold '84 of Buchanan, Mich., April 29, 2010

Karen Dady '91x Dady- Nusbaum of Goshen, Ind., Aug. 9, 2010

Rachelle Beck '04x of North Manchester, Sept. 3, 2010


Geraldine Howard, retired secretary for the College Department of Education, of North Manchester, May 4, 2010

* Robin Lahman, former member of the Board of Trustees; rooms in the
College Union and Science Center honor the Lahman family, of North Manchester, Sept. 19, 2010

Alumni News and Notes by CLASS YEAR


John Dickey '40 of New Castle, Ind., is making mini clocks to fund a scholarship for graduating Knightstown High School seniors in memory of his wife of 52 years.

William Sayers '41
of Columbus, Ohio won the Senior Olympics 90+ category in men's singles and doubles tennis last summer in Warren, Ohio, qualifying for the national's next summer in Texas. He celebrated his 91st birthday on Sept. 4.

Louise Nolt '44 of North Manchester is collecting stories from people who
served in Civilian Public Service (CPS) during World War II for a history of CPS camps and alternative service projects during the war. To connect with her: Louise Nolt, c/o Timbercrest Senior Living, 2201 East St., North Manchester, IN 46962.


Kenneth '50 and Rose Marie Dickey '51 Miller of North Manchester have
moved to Timbercrest Retirement Community after nearly 52 years in Missouri. Kenneth is professor emeritus of music at the University of
Missouri-St. Louis and published five books. Rose Marie, who taught
beginning piano and elementary school and directed a church hand bell
choir, has volunteered in many church and community activities.

B. Gene Butts '52 of Warsaw, Ind., was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame at New Castle in March as a basketball official and received the Center Circle Award. Butts also is a member of the inaugural class of the Kosciusko County Basketball Hall of Fame. He refereed 25
sectionals, 16 regionals, five semi-states and two state finals for boys basketball. In 1976, he refereed both the boys and girls state championship games.

Wilbur Mullen '52 of Greenville, Ohio is the 2010 Outstanding Senior Citizen
of the Community Action Partnership in Greenville for his many years of
community service and with Church of the Brethren relief services.

Liz Schantz '52 of Newark, Del., was honored on Sept. 23 for lifetime service to the Easter Seal Society of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. The award was presented by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, a long-time family friend.

Ralph McFadden '55 of Elgin, Ill., has published his first book, For Life is a
. Learn more about the book at www.

Wendell L. Dilling '58 of Midland, Mich., is a member of the 2010 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society, for his contributions to chemical science and outstanding service to the ACS. Nominators praised Dilling for his 200+ journal publications and abstracts during and after his 1992
retirement from The Dow Chemical Co., his service to the profession as a mentor and role model and as an adjunct faculty member at Central Michigan University.

Norman Jones '58x of Crystal Lake, Ill., has published Main St. vs. Wall St:
Wakeup Calls for American's Leaders

Dr. Douglas Vanator '58 of Olivet, Mich., is a clinical associate professor of family and community medicine for Michigan State University. He received the
2008 National Outstanding Achievement Award from Midwestern University,
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Dean '61 and Janet Luke '62x Strycker of Peoria, Ariz., formerly of Granger, Ind., were recognized for their dedicated service and generous support of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra.

Douglas Firebaugh '62
of Freeport, Ill., and his wife, Audrey, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug 14, 2010.

Millie Horn '63 Andrews of Winona Lake, Ind., has retired after 38 years of
teaching for Washington Elementary School in Warsaw Community

John Hutton '63 of Garrett, Ind., was inducted into the Garrett High School Hall of Fame for his involvement in the school football and baseball programs and his leadership of the athletic program.

Larry Smucker '63 of Lakeland, Fla., and Wooster, Ohio was inducted in the Wayne County (Ohio) Sports Hall of Fame for his involvement in sports and swimming.

Charles Chaffee '64 of Fort Wayne is the 2010 Rubber Industry Executive of the Year of Rubber & Plastics News. Chaffee is CEO and co-founder of BRC Rubber & Plastics Inc. in Fort Wayne.

Carol Wieand '65 Wade of New Haven, Conn., has retired after more than 40 years of public school service as a school psychologist. She served in
Illinois, Texas, and most recently, Connecticut.

Charlotte Murray '67 Fletcher of Edwardsburg, Mich., has authored a book,
The Windsong of Baldwin Prairie, a history of the Baldwin Lake area of
southern Michigan.

Roger Cox '68 of Granger, Ind., retired after 41 years of teaching that included stints in West Africa while he was serving in the Peace Corps 1968 to 1971, in Virginia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and for the last 18 years at Stanley Clark School, an independent program for pre-school through eighth grade in South Bend.

Marsha Link '68 of Irvine, Calif., presented at the annual meeting of the
American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators in Boston in April 2010 on a
model for developing internal mentoring programs in ophthalmology practices.

Wayne Madden '68 of Auburn, Ind., is second international vice president
for Lions Clubs International. He has held many offices with the association,
including club president, district governor and Indiana Lions Foundation past president. Madden sold his Auburn-based insurance business. His wife, Linda Sebert '69 Madden, retired after 36 years in the classroom last summer. Considerable international travel is associated with his two-year Lions term.

Ron Cullers '69 of Peru, Ind. has retired after teaching biology at North Miami High School in Denver, Ind., for 41 years. He joined the North Miami faculty shortly after graduating from Manchester College and spent his entire career teaching in the same room.


David Carson '70 of New York City appeared in Sleuth for the 11th Annual
Deertrees Theatre Festival in Harrison, Maine in August.

Janice Miller '70 Hoffmann of Claremont, Calif., is senior vice president and financial advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. She volunteers as chair of the Claremont Board of Directors for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Foundation.

Ruth Ann Frantz Keim '71 Bever of Fort Wayne, Ind., was featured as an "Honor Roll" teacher of The Journal Gazette newspaper. She has taught 38 years, most recently at Franke Park Elementary School in Fort Wayne.

Ronald C. Arnett '74 of Wexford, Penn., is the inaugural holder of the Henry Koren, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence at Duquesne University in
Pittsburgh. He is a professor and chair of the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies in McAnulty College of Duquesne University.

Connie Draving '75 Christensen of Medaryville, Ind., earned a bachelor's
degree in technology education from Valley City State University in May 2010. In addition to her MC degree, she also holds a master's degree from Ball State University and a computer endorsement from Purdue University. With 35 years of teaching (second grade, middle school, college and prison GED), she currently teaches technology for Kankakee Valley School Corp.

Sylvia Bechtelheimer '76x of Phoenix, Ariz., is an elementary teacher for
charter schools in the Phoenix area.

Edna Sherfy '76 Homan of Bristol, Ind., is administrative assistant for the Elkhart County chapter of Habitat for Humanity. In 2008, she completed 21
years as preschool director for Sunshine Center Preschool in Elkhart.

Kendall Sutter '76 Overmyer
of Fort Wayne, Ind., was inducted into the
Century 21 Masters Program, an elite group of Century 21 sales associates
who achieved superior sales excellence. She is ranked in the top 5 percent of Century 21 individual agents in the Indiana and Ohio Region.

David Cattin '77 of Washington, D.C., is serving on the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. Upon completing his assignment to the White House Initiative, Cattin will return to Risk Management Service in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. His 22 years of federal service include the National Security Agency and the Office of Postsecondary Education in the Federal Student Aid Programs.

Larry Stratmeier '78 of Kokomo, Ind., has retired after 38 years of teaching
English, speech and drama for Peru (Ind.) Community Schools.


Ken Shilt '81 of LaPorte, Ind., is athletic director and assistant principal for
Westville Middle/High School. He received a master's degree in administrative leadership from Indiana University in spring 2010.

Catherine Nelson '81aa Zeider of Goodland, Ind., is vice president and consumer loan officer for Kentland Bank in Kentland.

Dr. Paulo R. T. Yen '82 of Clarksville, Tenn., is owner of TLC Family Footcare in Clarksville. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Scott Helm '83 of Elkhart, Ind., is controller for B & B Molders LLC in Elkhart.

Bonnie Cook '84 of Las Vegas, Nev., is executive director of The Caring Place, a non-profit oasis from medical facilities that provides no-cost programs and services for those with cancer, their families, friends and caregivers.

Joyce Felabom '84 Eberly of North Manchester retired at the end of the 2009-10 school year after teaching fourth grade for 25 years at Manchester Elementary School.

Ruth Lynch '84 of Fostoria, Ohio is the quality manager for the Volunteers of America long-term care facility in Tiffin, Ohio. She has worked there for 14
years and also is a commissioned minister serving the residents.

Michael MacLain '87 of Hope Mills, N.C., entered the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame for Plymouth (Ind.) High School in June 2010. At PHS, he was a member of the 1977 state championship football team and as a Spartan defensive back, he was an All-American. Major MacLain, now chief of nursing services at Pope Health Clinic, was 2009 Air Mobility Command Flight Nurse of the Year. As a leader of the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron of the
U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps, he has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn
of Africa.

Craig Yahne '88 '92ma of Goshen, Ind., is an audit manager for David Culp & Co. LLP in Elkhart, Ind.

Amy Szeliga '89 Caldwell
de Farias of Galesburg, Ill., will lecture on the global African diaspora at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique as a Fulbright Scholar beginning in February 2011. She is an
associate professor of history at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill.

Norm Coots '89 of Indianapolis has published a book, Stop Wasting Money,
Your Common Sense Money Management Guide for Everyday Life
, with his wife, Carol. The paperback is available on

Rick Mann '89 of Russell Springs, Ky., has earned a master's of theology degree from Campbellsville University. He is pastor of Fairview Baptist Church and, with his wife, Susan, owns several franchise restaurants. The couple recently joined the President's Leadership Council for Manchester


Angie Harsh '90 Miller of Akron, Ind., is principal at Tippecanoe Valley High
School in Mentone, Ind. She led the corporation's curriculum for the previous
eight years.

Shawn Kirchner '92 of La Verne, Calif., was featured in the Los Angeles Master Chorale in a performance in Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Stephanie Comer '92 Knowlton of Elkhart, Ind., is an intense intervention
special education teacher in Bristol Elementary School for Elkhart Community
Schools. She has a master's degree in mild and intense intervention special
education from Indiana University, South Bend.

David Scheblo '92 of Peru, Ind., is regional director of admissions for Ivy Tech Communtiy College. He received an MBA from Indiana University, Kokomo in May 2010.

Linda Williamson '93 Kroll of South Bend is associate vice president for finance at University of Notre Dame.

Mark Neher '93 and Marcie Moller '95 of Dalian, China are raising their four bilingual children in Chinese schools and traveling extensively throughout Asia and China. Mark is employed by Itochu Corp., a Japanese
trading company, and Marcie is studying Chinese full-time.

Christen Miller '94 PettitMiller of Fort Wayne, Ind., is pastor for Peace United Church of Christ in Fort Wayne.

Shannan Ringen '98x Hepler of Bourbon, Ind., is assistant vice president and One-Call Center Manager for Lake City Bank, headquartered in Warsaw.

Darcy Barrick '95 Keegan of Delphi, Ind., is a disability specialist for Community& Family Resource Center in Lafayette.

Tina Colwell '96 Gruber of Mishawaka, Ind., is 2009-10 Hums Elementary School Teacher of the Year. She teaches kindergarten at Hums Elementary, for School City of Mishawaka.

Laura Foeckler '97 Kusnierek of Elkhart, Ind., is education director for Boys
& Girls Club of Goshen.

Dr. Scott Steenburg '98 of Ellicott City, Md., is a trauma radiologist for University of Maryland in Baltimore, where he also is assistant professor of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine.

Seth Tipton '99 of Avilla, Ind., has opened a law office in downtown Avilla, working on legal issues ranging from power of attorney to adoption, divorce, custody and child support.


Jeremy Smith '00 of South Bend, Ind., is account director for Pathfinders
Advertising & Marketing Group Inc. of Mishawaka, Ind. He is concentrating on account management and growth, and assisting with new business development.

2nd Lt. Michael D. Cooksie '01 of Colorado Springs, Colo., graduated from the Armor Basic Course at Fort Knox, Ky., where he trained in leadership skills, tactics, gunnery, maintenance and operational aspects of weapons and vehicles used in an armor platoon. Cooksie is with the 2nd Brigade
Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson.

Carrie Miller '01 '02ma Minnich of Fort Wayne, Ind., a volunteer professional mentor of entrepreneurs for the Fort Wayne Women's Bureau, received the Clients' Choice Award. She is a supervisor for Dulin, Ward &
DeWald Inc., CPAs and advisors.

Heidi Gross '02 of Chicago is the Jumpstart site manager for Northwestern University. The tutoring program places Northwestern students in preschool classrooms, working to promote early literacy skills with 3- to 5-year-olds from underserved communities. She also works with several other initiatives at the Center for Civic Engagement at Northwestern.

Jessica Taylor '02 Hooley of McCordsville, Ind., received an MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in May 2010. She is controller for Finner N Finner LLC (dba Jimmy John's gourmet sandwiches).

Carlos Reyes '02 of Managua, Nicaragua is doing clinical internships in the public hospitals in Managua. He has completed his surgery, internal medicine and pediatrics rotations and now is interning in the women's hospital before finishing in primary care.

Stacy Carpenter '03 of Indianapolis is a Peace Corps volunteer in Zhetisai,
Kazakhstan where she works mainly at an HIV/AIDS center but also volunteers with an agricultural organization and at the university. She plans to be there until November 2011.

Brad Grinstead '03 of North Manchester is teaching fifth grade at Lincoln Elementary School in Warsaw, after seven years teaching third grade at the

Sara Kerkhoff '03 Rundell
of Denver, Colo., is a Distinguished Alumni of
Tippecanoe Valley High School in Akron, Ind. Sara was honored for being the
first Manchester College graduate to attend and graduate from Harvard Law
School and recently finished a clerkship for Colorado Supreme Court Justice
Allison Eid.

Justin Libey '03 of Fort Wayne, Ind., is bank sales officer for the Fort Wayne Georgetown Banking Center of Salin Bank.

Erica Sweitzer-Beckman '03 of Madison, Wis., is the 2010 recipient of the Catherine Manning Award for outstanding contributions to the Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons program. She is a 2011 juris doctor candidate at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Lisa Updike '03 of Fort Wayne, Ind., is vice president of the Board of Directors of Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana. She is an associate
attorney with Barnes& Thornburg LLP, Fort Wayne.

Rachel Frank '04 of Atlanta, Ga., is a writer for
Discovery Communications in Atlanta.

Joshua Klatte '04 of Greenwood, Ind., is program director of the State of
Indiana's "Rx Inspect" Prescription Monitoring Program and an MBA candidate at Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Eric Screeton '04, formerly of Franklin, Ind., is head baseball coach for Goshen College.

Tammy Stouffer '04 '05ma of Fishers, Ind., is audit manager for the Audit and Financial Assurance Commercial practice of Crowe Horwath LLP.

Amanda Tanner '04 of Indianapolis is a support analyst for Indiana Health
Information Exchange in Indianapolis.

Michael Wagner '04 of Lancaster, Pa., is a peace worker for the Church of the Brethren in southern Sudan, serving as an organizational development officer to help build Africa Inland Church's ability to implement post-war resettlement and poverty alleviation programs. He previously served two years with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso in West Africa.

Erica Williams '04 of Cockeysville, Md., is a research assistant at Johns
Hopkins University School of Public Health. She received a master's degree in clinical psychology from Loyola University Maryland in May 2010.

Brenda Christman '04 Yocum of Rochester, Ind., is studying for a master's
degree in social work at Andrews University.

Paul Bracht '05 of Fort Wayne, Ind., is a supervisor for BKD LLP accounting firm in Fort Wayne.

Ismail S. Oshogwemoh '05 of Ohio received his doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree in June 2010 from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a traditional rotating intern at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio.

Lindsey Pillers '05 Stevenson of Indianapolis is chief of customer service
operations, accounts receivable for Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). She passed the CPA exam and earned an MBA from the University of
Indianapolis in 2009.

Matt Cates '06 of Portage, Ind., teaches health and physical educaton and is an assistant football coach (strength coach, defensive) for Michigan City High School.

Alexander Indrutz '06 of Lebanon, Ind., teaches microbiology and biology
for Kokomo High School.

Jennifer Smiley '06 of Indianapolis is pursuing a master's degree in Spanish linguistics at la Universidad Nebrija and teaching English in Madrid, Spain. She received a master's degree in teaching Spanish from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis in 2010.

Michelle Kiefer '07 of Goshen, Ind., teaches third and fourth grade in a
combined classroom for Our Lady of Hungary Catholic School in South Bend.

Audrey Hampshire '07 of North Manchester is associate registrar for
Manchester College.

Camilo Velásquez Mejía '07 of Managua, Nicaragua, is executive assistant for the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Nicaragua.

Megan Sarber '07 of North Manchester is associate director of development in the Office of College Advancement for Manchester College.

Carrie Darnell '08 of Greenfield, Ind., is director of social services, marketing and admissions for Essex Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lebanon, Ind. She received a master's degree in social work/health care from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis in May.

Will Patch '08 of Huntington, Ind., is an admissions counselor for Manchester College.

Jeremy Raymond '08 of Fishers, Ind., has been promoted to the Senior Audit & Other Assurance Services Group at Greenwalt CPAs.

Maggie Smith '08 of North Manchester is a volunteer coordinator for Wabash County Council on Aging in Wabash, Ind.

Latefa Abdel-Khaleq '09 of Sidney, Mont., is leading a self-help law program for Montana Legal Services with Americorp.

Jeff Grabowski '09 of West Lafayette, Ind., has received a National Science
Foundation graduate fellowship. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in the interdisciplinary life science program at Purdue University.

Katherine Allen '09 Haff of Ellicott City, Md., is a securities analyst for Wells Fargo.

Jessica Lade '09 of North Manchester is a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow in the master's program at Ball State University, where she is receiving intensive clinical preparation for teaching math and science in Indiana high schools with the most need for strong teachers.

Melissa Webb '09 of North Manchester is residence hall director for Schwalm Hall at Manchester College.

Nicole Anderson '10 of Valier, Mont., teaches K-12 choir, band and general
music in Valier.

Samantha Carwile '10 of North Manchester is the peace studies oordinator
for Manchester College.

Nicole Hammond '10 of Mishawaka, Ind., teaches English in Indonesia with a Fulbright grant from the U.S. government.

Michelle Miller '10 of La Porte, Ind., teaches math and assists with girls
basketball for Chesterton High School.

Kyle Watson '10 of Mishawaka, Ind., is a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, working toward a Ph.D. in organic

Melissa Piazza '10 Watson of Mishawaka, Ind., is social services director for
Michiana Health& Rehabilitation in Mishawaka.

Alumni News & Class Notes compiled by Deb Stoltzfus
In this issue
Many of our new students are really "fresh"
from the president

Peace Garden
In the name of the founder of the oldest peace studies program

Starting from scratch
Low-income, first-gen college students overcome barriers

Amazing online classes and gizmos

Everybody's talking
about Manchester

College guides find MC a great place to study, work, succeed

Philanthropy 101
A multi-million- dollar estate gift

Profiles of ability and conviction

Alumni families share campus photo collections

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