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Keith Pontius ’55 and Carol Papo of Crossville, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2009

Mark Heiden ’01 and Mary Ellen Lennon of Franklin, Ind., Oct. 3, 2009

Amanda Geiger ’02 and Tim Tilbury of Fort Wayne, Nov. 21, 2009

Holly Locke ’03 and Stephen Mize of Greenfield, Ind., Oct. 11, 2008

Samantha Holcomb ’04 and Matthew Newhard of Angola, Ind., April 28, 2007

Nathan Fansher ’07 and Justine Ciboch ’09 of Wabash, Ind., July 11, 2009

Miranda Ford ’07 and Mitch Jackson of Naperville, Ill., Aug. 15, 2009

Kevin Phelps ’07 and Amy Byrket ’08 of Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 26, 2009

Joel Richard ’07 and Jami Schrader ’08 of Elkhart, Ind., Nov. 29, 2008

Matthew Stillson ’07 and Whitney Gray ’08 of Bremen, Ind., April 25, 2009

Joshua Folk ’09 and Amber Timmons of Warsaw, Ind., Aug. 8, 2009

Robin Ward ’10 and Scott Harmon of Warsaw, Ind., June 6, 2009


Chelsie Breann, born May 27, 2009 to Michael and Jerra Bales ’92 Rosine of Fort Wayne

Finn Ryan, born May 25, 2009 to Brad ’94 and Jill Foley ’96 Arbuckle of
Bargersville, Ind.

Nathan Michael, born Jan. 9, 2010 to Sean and Amanda Walters ’96 Cassidy of Stamford, Conn.

Neil David, born Sept. 8, 2009 to Maria and Shad Houser ’99 of El Paso, Texas

Allie Jean, born April 24, 2009 to Chad and Melissa Bergman ’00 ’01ma Sage of New Haven, Ind.

Alejandra Ruth, born Oct. 4, 2009 to Carrie and Matthew Haren ’02 of Fort Wayne

Zeke Abram, born Feb. 24, 2009 to Eric ’03 and Elizabeth Peden ’03 Holsopple of Plymouth, Ind.

Eva Claire, born Nov. 22, 2009 to Sam and Rena Teuschler ’05 Whiteleather of Montgomery, Ind.

McKinley Grace, born Oct. 3, 2009 to Scott and Jenna Yeiter ’09 Burton of
Claypool, 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.

John Earnest Snavely ’23x of Loris, S.C., May 23, 2008

Ruth Powell ’28n Lutz of Peru, Ind., Dec. 28, 2009

Bernice Snyder ’29 Hawkins of West Lafayette, Ind., March 21, 2010

Lloyd R. Miller ’30x of North Manchester, Nov. 18, 2009

* Opal Flora ’34x Balfe of Annapolis, Md., Feb. 10, 2010

* Roy Gilmer ’34 of Fort Wayne, Feb. 23, 2010

Mary Alice Helman ’34n Gump-Lowe of Fort Myers, Fla., Oct. 29, 2009

Cleo Moudy ’34 Tannehill of Peoria, Ariz., Oct. 25, 2009

Naomi Wenger ’35 Kraning of Sun City, Ariz., Nov. 13, 2009

Lucille Stoneburner ’36 Snyder of Columbiana, Ohio, Dec. 6, 2009

Louise Keim ’36 Teeter of Nampa, Idaho, March 1, 2010

* Adah Rodgers ’36n Weaver of Lake Forest, Ill., Nov. 12, 2009

John Eckerle ’37 of Minneapolis, Sept. 30, 2009

Florence Pletcher ’37n McDonald of Goshen, Ind., Feb. 27, 2010

Ruth Samuelson ’37n Pippenger of Plymouth, Ind., Jan. 17, 2010

Jeanette Huff ’38n Bassett of Albuquerque, Dec. 2, 2009

Eva Nellans ’38n ’62 Benedict of Argos, Ind., Oct. 4, 2009

Verna Margaret Ulrey ’39x Beauchamp of Wabash, Ind., March 26, 2010

* Beulah Book ’39 of North Manchester, Oct. 21, 2009

Elizabeth “Betty” Powell ’39n Christner of Elkhart, Ind., Feb. 2, 2010

Elsie “Ruth” Gardner ’39 Ebey of North Manchester, Dec. 11, 2009

Louise Satterlee ’39x Hay of Oregon, Ill., Oct. 19, 2009

Bette Kinsley ’39 Studebaker of Dayton, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2009

Robert Beauchamp ’40x of Wabash, Ind., March 15, 2010

Chaltha Mae Potts ’40 Rohn of Sarasota, Fla., Feb. 26, 2009

Glen Schubert ’40x of Muncie, Ind., Oct. 28, 2009

Mildred Beigh ’40x Swihart of Shipshewana, Ind., March 3, 2010

Helen Bandelier ’41 Harper of New Haven, Ind., Jan. 7, 2010

Wade Theye ’41 of Fort Wayne, Oct. 27, 2009

Janealyce Hunt ’42x Johnson of Muncie, Ind., Jan. 31, 2010

Willis Kurtz ’42 of Hartville, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2010

Robert S. Miller ’42x of Trotwood, Ohio, Sept. 29, 2009

Dorma Eubank ’42 Warrick of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Dec. 14, 2009

Gladys Dumond ’42x Zimmerman of Elkhart, Ind., Dec. 17, 2009

Lois McNear ’43x Canright of Granger, Ind., Feb. 2, 2010

* Earl Sharp ’43 of Warren, Ind., Sept. 24, 2009

Helen Kiracofe ’44x Brubaker of Camden, Ohio, Feb. 26, 2010

Kathleen Cauffman ’45 Mason of Etna Green, Ind., July 24, 2009

* Doris Huntington ’45 Miller of Orlando, Fla., Feb. 21, 2010

Richard Moomaw ’46 of Clarence Center, N.Y., Dec. 22, 2009

Joseph Mow ’46 of Buckhannon, W.Va., Dec. 4, 2009

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

Ralph Anderson ’48 of Michigan City, Ind., Jan. 2, 2010

Glen Campbell ’48 of North Manchester, Jan. 29, 2010

* Lenore Butterbaugh ’48 Palsgrove of Modesto, Calif., Jan. 5, 2010

Byron Henry ’49x of Winamac, Ind., Dec. 4, 2009

Richard Speicher ’49 of Youngstown, Ohio, Dec. 22, 2009

* Wayne Van Der Weele ’49 of Plymouth, Ind., Feb. 28, 2010

Abraham Hoogenboom ’50 of Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 10, 2009

Francis Lydic ’50 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nov. 9, 2009

W. Dwight Smith ’50 of North Manchester, Dec. 14, 2009

Jeanne Foster ’51x Campbell of Kokomo, Ind., Dec. 15, 2009

Paul McBride ’51x of Plymouth, Ind., Dec. 27, 2009

Marjorie Matthews ’52 Barkley of South Bend, Ind., Feb. 16, 2010

Max McDowell ’52 of Huntington, Ind., Dec. 28, 2009

Lois Shull ’52 of North Manchester, April 7, 2010

Virginia Anderson ’54 Campbell of Defiance, Ohio, Dec. 28, 2009

Robert Johnson ’54 of Baton Rouge, La., Feb. 6, 2010

H. Kent Moore ’55 of Warm Mineral Springs, Fla., Nov. 22, 2009

R. Joel Haney ’57 of Columbus, Ohio, March 18, 2010

Dennis Holsinger ’57x of Wadsworth, Ohio, Dec. 22, 2009

Von Kuldau ’57 of Superior, Wis., Dec. 30, 2009

Raymond Morlock ’57 of Gainesville, Ga., Jan. 10, 2010

Patricia Frederick ’58 Ringenberg of Evansville, Ind., Dec. 1, 2009

Robert Brantner ’59x of New Glasgow, Ill., Aug. 15, 2009

Connie Smith ’59x Godlevski of Odessa, Texas, Jan. 24, 2010

Patricia Parker ’60x Mohler of Rocky Mount, Va., Oct. 19, 2009

Eva Nellans ’62 Benedict of Argos, Ind., Oct. 4, 2009

Ira Kreitzer ’62x of West Alexandria, Ohio, Feb. 24, 2010

Larry Gray ’63x of Canton, Ohio, June 27, 2009

June Coy ’64 Laudeman of Syracuse, Ind., Oct. 11, 2009

Phillip Weaver ’64 of Thousand Oaks, Calif., June 10, 2009

Brent Barkman ’66 of Cicero, Ill., Sept. 21, 2009

Pamela Franks ’66x Quinn of Big Fork, Mont., Oct. 12, 2009

James Fuller ’68 of Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 31, 2010

Frances Butt Hanaway ’69 of Peru, Ind., Jan. 10, 2010

Robert Lobsiger ’69x of Chesterton, Ind., Nov. 29, 2009

Steven Bonebrake ’70x of Lafayette, Ind., Dec. 19, 2009

Robert Burcroff ’70 of Wabash, Ind., Jan. 10, 2010

Ramonna Penland ’74 Jordan of Kendallville, Ind., Dec. 30, 2009

Marc Saxton ’74 of Indianapolis, Dec. 5, 2009

Barbara Nelson ’75 Kariger of Plymouth, Ind., Oct. 9, 2009

Gregory Powers ’75x of Beaverton, Ore., Dec. 8, 2009

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

Robin Crist ’79x of Wabash, Ind., March 15, 2010

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

Douglas Justice ’84 of Union Mills, Ind., March 21, 2010

Michael Casalini ’93x of Lititz, Pa., Nov. 21, 2009

Jennifer DuMond ’94 of Indianapolis, Feb. 8, 2010

Friends of the College

Paul E. Grandstaff of North Manchester and his wife, Mary, invited Manchester College students into their home for Sunday evening meals for many years, Feb. 9, 2010

Paula Otis, of Huntington, Ind., College housekeeper for 15 years, especially in Schwalm Hall, Feb. 1, 2010

Alumni News and Notes by CLASS YEAR


Hubert (Chuck) Cline ’37 of LaGrange, Ind., was a teacher, coach and principal at Prairie Heights School in LaGrange for many years. He presents a yearly Hubert Cline Award given to an eighth-grade boy and girl for outstanding athletic achievements and citizenship.


Thelma Wright ’41x Studebaker of New Carlisle, Ohio, was honored as the
Bicentennial Queen at the Bicentennial Ball in February.


Lois Shull ’52 of North Manchester published a memoir, Splendor in the Dust, about her and her late husband Ernest Shull ’37 and their family’s
experiences as missionaries during a violently divided India … doing evangelical, medical, agricultural and educational work. The book is available from Trafford Publishing, Lois died April 7, 2010.

Robert Black ’53 of Waukesha, Wis., teaches introductory physics to medical technology students at Sanford-Brown College - Milwaukee.

Gene Likens ’57 of Clinton Corner, N.Y., in November 2009 was awarded an
Einstein Professorship by the Chinese Academy of Sciences for his academic
and scholarly contributions to ecology and biogeochemistry. While Dr. Likens
was traveling and lecturing in China last fall with his wife, Phyllis, he was
awarded an honorary professorship by Jinan University in Guangzhou,
which acknowledged him as one of the foremost and famous limnologists/
ecologists in the world.

Flora Rouch ’59 Williams of Lafayette, Ind., has published another book with study guides, based on teaching and research at Purdue University, directing a financial clinic and study at Bethany Theological Seminary. The Shepherd’s Guide through the Valley of Debt and Financial Change: A
Comprehensive Manual for Financial Management, Counseling and Spiritual
is available at


Merlin L. Shriner, D.O. ’61 of Bowie, Texas, was welcomed as a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians at an October 2009 ceremony in Boston. He is practicing emergency medicine at several Texas hospitals, including Bowie Memorial Hospital.

Rita Steininger ’63x Schindler, now of Pampa, Texas, retired from teaching
in 2009. She was an elementary teacher for Central Christian School in Fort Wayne.

Carol Bowyer ’68 Whybrew of Peru, Ind., retired as a social work counselor for Maconaquah Middle School in Bunker Hill, Ind., at the end of the 2008-09 school year. She received the Meritorious Service Award from the Miami County Community Services Council and the 2009 Tom Gustin Award for Service to Miami County Children from the Miami County Child Abuse Prevention Council.


Celia Stinebaugh ’70 Weiss of Elkhart, Ind., is a soloist, accompanist pianist and organist in the South Bend/Michiana area.

Jerry Eller ’71 of Merritt Island, Fla., and his immediate family, Jan, Jessica ’98, Jaime ’01 and Jodi, received the Robert and Myrna Gemmer ’44 Peacemaking Award “recognizing consistent commitment to a lifetime of
peacemaking.” The award is presented annually by the Action for Peace Team of the Atlantic Southeast District of the Church of the Brethren.

Jim Abe ’72 and wife, Marla Bieber ’74 Abe of Carlisle, Pa., are co-pastors for First Church of the Brethren in Carlisle.

Thomas Johnson ’74 of Kewanna, Ind., recently retired from teaching at
Plymouth Community Schools. He taught art at Lincoln Jr. High for 35 years.

Ding-Jo Hsia ’75 Currie of Huntington Beach, Calif., is chancellor of Coast
Community College in Costa Mesa.

Jerry Sweeten ’75 of Pierceton, Ind., is the 2009 Indiana Professor of the
Year, a national honor of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Marcia Benjamin ’78 of North Manchester has retired as professor emerita
of communication studies after 22 years on the Manchester College faculty.

Mike DeBord ’78 of Chicago, is tight ends coach for the Chicago Bears professional football team. He previously was an offensive line assistant and tight ends coach for the Seattle Seahawks.

Wilma Detwiler ’78 Willard of Chesterton, Ind., received the International
Abstinence Clearinghouse 2009 Lifetime Service Award for creation of PATH – A Positive Approach to Teen Health, which has provided health education and relationship training for 100,000 northwest Indiana youths.

Jeff Courtright ’79 of Bloomington, Ill., recently published with Peter Smudde, “Leveraging Organizational Innovation for Strategic Reputation Management” in Corporate Reputation Review international journal. Courtright is an associate professor of communication for Illinois State University.

Anita Weaver ’79 Sherman of Indianapolis was recognized by Indianapolis Monthly magazine in its listing of “2009 Five Star Wealth Managers: Best in Client Satisfaction” in business planning, estate planning and tax planning. She is a senior partner for Greenwalt CPAs in Indianapolis.


Tracy Price ’84 of Seymour, Ind., was named Civil Rights Leader of the Year for Jackson County, Ind., for her many hours work in GLBT rights and diversity education. She is a counselor, freelance writer and nature photographer.

Yvonne Yoder ’83 Buller of Goshen, principal of York Elementary School in Bristol, Ind., was featured March 9, 2010 by the Goshen News.

Jed A. Freels ’84 of Auburn, Ind., received an $8,000 Teacher Creativity Fellowship from Lilly Endowment Inc. for “The Road to Hana,” a project to explore the ecosystems, waterfalls, history and lifestyles along the historic road to Hana on the east coast of Maui, Hawaii. Freels teaches science for DeKalb Central School.

Rachelle Matuszak ’89 Mihalko of the Fort Mill, S.C., area is with Belk Inc.
department stores, with corporate headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.


Anthony England ’90 of Warsaw, Ind., is assistant director of special
education for Warsaw Community Schools.

Deborah Coffing ’92 Hammond of Gilead, Ind., is an instructor for Gilead
Studio, with classes in watercolor, wood carving, matting and framing.
Hammond’s and her students’ watercolors were part of a Gilead Studio
exhibit last fall at the Miami County Museum.

Haley Groninger ’93 Brandenburg of North Manchester is assistant to the chaplain for Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester. She was
runner-up in the Advancements in Health Care category of 2009 Health Care Heroes of Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly.

Brad Arbuckle ’94 of Bargersville, Ind., is 2009 Indiana Assistant Principal of the Year for the Indiana Association of School Principals. As assistant principal of Clark-Pleasant Middle School in Whiteland, Ind., Arbuckle created the B.A.S.E. (Behavior, Academic, Social, Emotional) alternative to in-school suspension.

Chad Ringley M.D. ’94 of Saginaw, Mich., has earned the distinction of “fellow” from the American College of Surgeons. He is a general surgeon with Mid-Michigan Surgery Specialists.

Greg Bladecki ’96 of Galloway, Ohio, is a market training manager for Taco
Bell Corp. in Columbus, Ohio.

Jill Hoppenjans ’96 of Essex Junction, Vt., earned her master’s degree in
education and is director of operations of the Student Health Center for University of Vermont.

Betsy Nottoli ’98 Woods of Fairborn, Ohio, is public relations and marketing
manager for The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton.

David Floyd ’99 of Denver, Ind., opened his own CPA firm in Denver, D.H. Floyd& Associates LLC., offering a full range of accounting and tax services.

Christina Burns ’99 Stemmler of Fort Wayne practices neuropsychology. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2008 from Ball State University.


Melinda Vass ’00 Hoover of Laurel, Iowa, is a certified pharmacy technician for the Walmart pharmacy in Marshalltown, Iowa. She passed her course and certification boards in July 2009.

Dan Kimbrough ’01 of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an assistant professor of
communications for Misericordia University. He was chosen to participate in
the 21st Annual Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Faculty Seminar in Los Angeles. He recently received the Videographer Award of Distinction for a documentary he shot and edited, Planting Seeds of Change, chronicling service by Misericordia students in Slidell, La., after Hurricane

Heidi Gross ’02 of Chicago is the Jumpstart website manager for Northwestern University.

Teresa Devine ’02 Hogan of Noblesville, Ind., teaches first grade for Guion Creek Elementary School of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township, Indianapolis.

Troy Renbarger ’02 of Cicero, Ind., is founder and CEO of ProStar Consulting Inc., specializing in paperless accounting and bookkeeping processes. ProStar opened a new office in Warsaw, Ind., last fall.

Kelly Roberts ’02 of Fort Wayne is a member of The Journal Gazette Teacher
Honor Roll, and was featured in the Feb. 28, 2010 issue of the newspaper. She teaches at Weisser Park Elementary School for Fort Wayne Community Schools.

Elizabeth Peden ’03 Holsopple of Plymouth, Ind., is director of Plymouth
Wesleyan Preschool.

Holly Locke ’03 Mize of Greenfield, Ind., is staff accountant for Shorewood
Packaging, a business of International Paper, and a leading provider of printing, packaging and retail display products.

Michael Pillow ’05 of Flagstaff, Ariz., is a fish biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Flagstaff, monitoring Grand Canyon fish populations. He
earned a master’s degree in biology in 2009 from Missouri State University.

Kirby Jasper ’06 of Indianapolis is a paralegal document preparation specialist for Feiwell & Hannoy PC law firm in Indianapolis.

Travis Poling ’06 of Richmond, Ind., is a May 2010 master of divinity candidate at Bethany Theological Seminary, where he also has begun his
thesis for a master of arts degree, in May 2011.

Kevin Phelps ’07 of Elkhart, Ind., is a youth care specialist and basketball
coach for Bashor Children’s Home in Elkhart.

Joel Richard ’07 of Elkhart, Ind., is branch manager for Interra Credit Union in Goshen.

Jami Schrader ’08 Richard of Elkhart, Ind., serves various roles for the
Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend.

Valerie Vance ’08 of North Manchester is a confinement officer for the
Wabash County Sheriff’s Department.

Ayana Brown ’09 of Phoenix, Ariz., is pursuing a master’s degree in mental
health counseling with a forensic concentration at Argosy University.

Laura Dell ’09 of Beatrice, Neb., is on a Brethren Volunteer Service assignment in Ohio, working with neighborhood organizations on behalf of
the Cincinnati Church of the Brethren, and in church programs.

Steve Schellenberg ’09 of Terre Haute, Ind., has undertaken a Brethren
Volunteer Service assignment with Brethren Disaster Ministries in New
Windsor, Md.

Alumni News & Class Notes compiled by Deb Stoltzfus
In this issue
When imagination takes form
from the president

Manchester's muscial legacy
A medley of new styles

Committing self in service
Students follow well-traveled alumni paths, connecting abilities with convictions

Bold new ventures
Three new graduate programs

Envisioning a 21st
century Manchester

Master Plan builds on
historic foundations

Philanthropy 101
Bob and Alice Frantz create personal legacy

Profiles of ability and conviction

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