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Joshua Brewster '98 and Dr. Meenakshi Garg of Indianapolis, Oct. 23, 2010

Jeanna Riley '98 and William Lengerich of Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov. 7, 2009

Jennifer Bell '04 and Andy Hartman of Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept. 18, 2010

Zach Taylor '06 and Lisa Rexing of Haubstadt, Ind., June 19, 2010

David Brown '07 and Ashley Davis '07 of Oak Park, Ill., Nov. 6, 2010

Matthew Goins '07 and Angelina Bressler of Stroh, Ind., Sept. 18, 2010

Abby Harper '07 and Jacob Maples of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 13, 2010

Larissa James '07 and Steven Newman of Chicago, Oct. 16, 2010

Ashley Murphy '08 and Nathan Stetzel '09 of Lafayette, Ind., Nov. 10, 2010

David Moan '09 and Sarah Hawkins of North Manchester, Oct. 2, 2010

Katie Hileman '10 and Aaron Foster '11 of Mishawaka, Ind., June 19, 2010


Elyse Marie, born March 5, 2011, to Angela Horn '90 and Barth '91 Montel of Bluffton, Ohio

Leonardo Gabriel, born Nov. 13, 2010, to Xiomycell Rodriguez-Fahs and Jeffrey Fahs '91 of Chicago

Kaylee Marie, born Aug. 11, 2010, to Johnny and Amy Bunch '93'94ma Wales of Muncie, Ind.

Tom Atticus, born April 15, 2010, to Michael and Anita Brainard '97 Gloyeski of North Manchester

Kasey DeLiRe, born July 14, 2009, to Michael and Kimberly Ruby '97 Ross of Osceola, Ind.

Benjamin Matthew, born July 6, 2010, to William and Jeanna Riley '98 Lengerich of Fort Wayne

Tatum Hope, born Sept. 8, 2010, to Abby and Joel Stacey '98 of Indianapolis

Joel Matthew, born Feb. 7, 2011, to Jamie Barker '99'00ma and
Michael '99'00ma Riedeman of Indianapolis

Hailey May, born Jan. 12, 2008, to Colin and Tammy Terman '00 May of Valparaiso, Ind.

Gracie Ruth, born June 22, 2010, to Matthew and Rachel Walter '00 Montel of Auburn, Ind.

Noa Grace, born April 12, 2010, to Kelli Collinsworth '01 and Jody '03 Weldy of Indianapolis

Tatum Cruz, born Nov. 19, 2009, to Jamie and Jeremiah Adriano '02x of West Lafayette, Ind.

William Joseph and Patrick Thomas, born Feb. 11, 2011, to William '02 and Kelly Klee '03 Alter of Franklin, Ohio

Reid Joseph, born Aug. 30, 2010, to Michael and Lora Speth '03 Kelso of Orlando, Fla.

Logan Aaron, born March 11, 2010, to Aaron '03 and Jennifer Stewart '03 Roth of Fishers, Ind.

Alten Lee, born June 28, 2010, to Dan '03 and Maro '03 Royer-Miller of Trotwood, Ohio

Darren Zachary, born June 11, 2010, to Mary Swartzentruber '03 and Michael '04 Moore of Goshen, Ind.

Cohen Isaiah, born Sept. 2, 2010, to Joel '06 and Megan Gallmeyer '07 Luckey of Kimmell, Ind.

Reagan Elizabeth, born April 8, 2011, to Austin and Holly McEathron '06 Wireman of LaPorte, Ind.

Miles Paul, born Aug. 31, 2010, to Nathaniel '08 and Jennifer Winquist '08 Stewart of Greenwood, Ind.


of North Manchester, a member of the Manchester College Board of Trustees for more than 20 years and interim president 1993 to 1994. The accounting major and CPA joined the Chicago office of Ernst & Ernst in 1951, opened their Tucson, Ariz., office in 1962, made partner in 1965 and retired in 1987. He was 83.
APRIL 12, 2011

*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.

Lois Ebey '30 Thompson of North Manchester, March 16, 2011

Louise Ebey '31n Ihrke of Waterford, Mich., Feb. 5, 2011

Esther White '33x Boothe of Frankfort, Ind., Dec. 29, 2010

* Mayno Zumbrum '33 Denlinger of Trotwood, Ohio, Feb. 16, 2011

Dora Hershberger '33n Giggy of Howe, Ind., March 5, 2011

Richard Jordan Sr. '33 of North Manchester, Jan. 13, 2011

Catherine Henry '33x Swift of Oxford, Ohio, Dec. 27, 2010

Dorothea Yoder '34n Kindy
of Goshen, Ind., Nov. 18, 2010

* Lucile Buck '34 Kinsley of North Manchester, Dec. 29, 2010

Frances Fluke '34 Smith of Roanoke, Ind., Feb. 4, 2010

Leah Ebey '35 Brubaker of North Manchester, April 10, 2011

Ruth Lantis '35 Felts of Dixon, Ill., Nov. 1, 2010

Mary Schermerhorn '35n Stevens of Angola, Ind., Nov. 29, 2010

Pauline Hatfield '36n Brubaker of North Manchester, Oct. 14, 2010

Buthene Sharp '36 Haskell of Rensselaer, Ind., Oct. 26, 2010

Vernon R. Miller '36 of St. Petersbug, Fla., Jan. 25, 2010

* Evelyn White '37 Kiracofe of Sidney, Ohio, Jan. 14, 2011

John Lantis '37 of Orleans, Ind., Nov. 28, 2010

Lois Eikenberry '37n Miller
of Watertown, S. D., Jan. 31, 2011

Eldon Studebaker '37x
of New Carlisle, Ohio, Sept. 27, 2010

Elizabeth Simpson '38n Beck of Ligonier, Ind., June 29, 2010

Willodean Shoemaker '38n Cochern of Claypool, Ind., Aug. 25, 2010

Irene Leedy '38 March of Elkhart, Ind., March 31, 2010

Alta Watkins '38n Taylor of New Carlisle, Ind., Jan. 5, 2011

Thelma Hendricks '38 White
of Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2010

Fern Weaver '39x Yoder of Wakarusa, Ind., Dec. 11, 2010

Morris Darley '40x of North Manchester, Dec. 21, 2010

Elden Johnson '40x of Waterloo, Iowa, Sept. 24, 2010

* June Heestand '40 Wolfe of North Manchester, Nov. 13, 2010

Truman Yoder '40 of Sugar Land, Texas, Jan. 15, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Winger '40 Young
of North Manchester, April 17, 2011

Mary Coppock '41 Hammond of McPherson, Kan., Nov. 28, 2009

Kermit Leininger '41 of Fort Wayne, Ind., March 2, 2011

William Milliner '41 of Elkhart, Ind., Oct. 2, 2010

Jane Neff '41 Salinger of North Manchester, March 9, 2011

* Robert Pfeiffer '42 of Warsaw, Ind., Oct. 31, 2010

Eva Loewenfeld '43 Goldschmidt of New York, N.Y., July 23, 2010

Otey Peters '43x of Oakwood, Ohio, June 24, 2010

Ruth Mohler '43 Weiler of Muncie, Ind., Oct. 18, 2010

Mildred Kurtz '44 Frantz of Kettering, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2010

Lois Spacey '44 Lytle of North Manchester, Oct. 8, 2010

Robert Templeton '44x of Terre Haute, Ind., Nov. 14, 2010

Erna Pottenger '45 Esbensen of Corvallis, Ore., Jan. 11, 2011

* Mary Stern '45 Van Dusen of Goshen, Ind., Dec. 31, 2010

Lewis "L.B." Flohr '46 of Wabash, Ind., Dec. 21, 2010

Freda Kinzie '46 Hulme of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Jan. 25, 2011

Retha Bollinger '47 Bechtelheimer of Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2011

James Crothers '47 of Fort Wayne, Ind., Oct. 18, 2010

* M. Paul Dennison '47 of DeKalb, Ill., Jan. 4, 2011

Betty Hess '48x Asker of Brainerd, Minn., Dec. 31, 2010

Howard Domer '48x of North Manchester, Jan. 25, 2011

Keith Horn '48x of Warsaw, Ind., March 30, 2010

Kazuo Kumasaka '48x of Seattle, Wash., Nov. 18, 2010

Howard Johnston '49 of Clarksville, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2011

Merlin Shull '49 of Bridgewater, Va., Sept. 22, 2010

William Baker '50 of Wabash, Ind., March 31, 2011

Barbara Olinger '50 Barnes of Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept. 1, 2010

Winona Swope '50x Cameron of Hudson, Fla., Jan. 8, 2011

Merle Hoover '50 of Bluffton, Ind., Nov. 8, 2010

Dolores Harms '50x Royer of Coldwater, Mich., March 1, 2011

Thelma Speicher '50x of Wabash, Ind., Dec.15, 2010

Mary Nihart '50x Wetzel of Bristol, Ind., Nov. 24, 2010

Ruth Layman '51 Anderson of Ojai, Calif., Nov. 22, 2010

Richard D. Barnes '51 of Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov. 27, 2010

Frank Algate '52 of Goshen, Ind., Nov. 17, 2010

Dale Barnard '52 of Philadelphia, Pa., June 6, 2010

Jane Burkholder '52 Stine of Marietta, Ga., Feb. 12, 2011

Dorothy Cripe '53 McCrary of Brownstown, Ind., March 23, 2011

Donald Lloyd '54x of Leo, Ind., June 4, 2010

Wanda Sheets '54 Miller
of Toledo, Ohio, Dec. 31, 2010

Thomas Patty '54 of West Bloomfield, Mich., Dec. 2, 2009

Dorothy Blickenstaff '54 Warner Watson of North Manchester, Oct. 14, 2010

Dorothy Werkheiser '54x of Garrett, Ind., Feb. 17, 2010

Nancy Shirky '56 MacFarlane of Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, Canada, June 28, 2009

Kermit Eby Jr. '57 of Mishawaka, Ind., Oct. 18, 2010

Walter Longenecker '57x of West Chester, Penn., Jan. 1, 2009

Byron Swayer '57 of Chicago, Oct. 31, 2010

Jimmy Hammond '58x of Indianapolis, Feb. 5, 2011

Richard Shuck '60 of Galion, Ohio, Dec. 31, 2010

Sharon Craft '61 Miner of Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 31, 2010

Clinton "Dan" Moats '61 of Dixon, Ill., Jan. 28, 2011

Lester Carvey '63 of Macy, Ind., Jan. 13, 2011

Barbara Alexander '63 Storey of Nederland, Tex., Sept. 14, 2009

Nils Eikenberry '65x of Greenville, Ohio, Sept. 6, 2010

Reginald Welch '65 of Decatur, Ind., Nov. 5, 2010

Martha Best '66 Myers of Ada, Ohio, March 8, 2011

Susan Lefforge '68 Hoch of Arcadia, Ind., Dec. 1, 2010

Paul Lutz '68 of Wabash, Ind., Oct. 8, 2010

Robert L. Miller '68 of Rochester, Ind., Jan. 29, 2011

Daniel Olson '69 of Tower Hill, Ill., Jan. 29, 2011

Richard Redding '70 of Bluffton, Ind., Feb. 24, 2011

Dan Hutton '72x of LaPorte, Ind., Jan. 11, 2011

William Klawitter '72 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sept. 22, 2010

Benny Reahard '72x of North Manchester, Oct. 12, 2010

Lana Chupp '73x Kauffman
of Syracuse, Ind., April 1, 2011

Steven Auch '76 of Indianapolis, Feb. 1, 2011

Rhonda Berkey '77a Federonick of Elkhart, Ind., Dec. 10, 2010

Marcia Benjamin '78 of North Manchester, Nov. 24, 2010

Stuart Bridges '81 of Scottsdale, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2010

Joe Harvey '82 of Zionsville, Ind., Jan. 1, 2011

Duane Boots '83 of Clarksville, Ind., July 15, 2010

Timothy VanDerbosch '85 of Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 20, 2010

Steven Schnell '87x of Elkhart, Ind., Dec. 4, 2010

Nicholas Winters '06x of LaPorte, Ind., Nov. 2, 2010

George Amaya '14x of Lake Station, Ind., Nov. 5, 2010


* Howard S. Brembeck of Goshen, Ind., world leader in the manufacture of agriculture equipment, whose endowed scholarships also recognize his late wife Myra Bates '32 Brembeck, Dec. 5, 2010

* P. Louise Shively Daggett of North Manchester, longtime supporter of The Manchester Fund, Feb. 14, 2011

Max Kanagy of Ypsilanti, Mich., College supporter, especially to the Luther C. and Eunice Denlinger Keenen Scholarship Fund, Jan. 26, 2010

Alumni News and Notes by CLASS YEAR


Liz Schantz '52 of Newark, Del., has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Delaware State Council for Persons with Disabilities.


P. Graydon Reinoehl '63 of Paw Paw, Mich., has retired from his medical practice in Paw Paw.

Rich Bellman '66 of Chesterton, Ind., is regional sales manager for Mac Corporation, a waste handling equipment manufacturer based in Indianapolis.

Patrick Hodges '67 of Tipp City, Ohio received the Dale O'Connell Memorial Athletic Award of the Penn High School Alumni Association. Professor Hodges, author of a number of sport and conditioning textbooks, retired in 2003 from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, where he was chair of the Physical Education and Athletic Department.

James E. Miller '67 of Bridgewater, Va., retires this spring as district executive minister for the Church of the Brethren's Shenandoah District. His service, with his wife, Mary, includes the East Africa Yearly Meeting of Friends in Kenya, Mennonite Central Committee in Brazil and with the Northern Plains District.

Harold Chapman '68 of Houston, Texas has retired after 42 years of teaching in Vietnam, Indiana and Texas (34 years), including teaching and tutoring in math for Lonestar College and Houston Community College.

Kay Browning '68 Sponseller of Pierceton, Ind., has retired as chair of the English Department and 41 years of teaching at Manchester High School, 20 years concurrently as an adjunct English teacher for Manchester College (1978-1998).

Judy Minnich '68 Stout of San Diego, Calif., has retired from teaching high school French and German to teach English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chongqing, China. To follow her blog of her experiences, visit


Sue Wells '70 Livers of Madison, Ind., was the subject of a Page One feature in The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) about meeting and lunching with Martin Luther King Jr. at Manchester College in 1968. Livers is foundation director for King's Daughters' Hospital and is very involved in her community, serving on boards, as a trustee of Ivy Tech Community College, and in preserving and highlighting African American history, particularly the Underground Railroad, in Madison County, Ind.

Carol J. Smith '70, formerly of South Bend, Ind., teaches math at the Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN) Comprehensive Secondary School in Mubi, Nigeria. Founded by the Church of the Brethren, the school also serves other Christian denominations. Her math teaching experience includes nine years in Nigerian schools and universities and more than 30 years in the United States.

Charles Wagner '70 of Peru, Ind., is serving a four-year term on the Peru Community Schools Board of Education. He also serves on the Peru Housing Authority Board and Park Board and is director of Peru Public Library.

Marilynn Dray '70 Wagner of Peru, Ind., retired in June 2010 after 39 years in art education, primarily for Peru Community Schools. She taught at the elementary, midde school and senior high levels.

Joe A. Detrick '71 of Seven Valleys, Pa., will retire Sept. 30 as district executive minister of the Southern Pennsylvania District of the Church of the Brethren, a position he has served since 1998. Rev. Detrick has served as pastor of congregations in Shenandoah, South Central Indiana and Southern Pennsylvania districts and with BVS, Brethren Volunteer Service.

Dean Genth '71 of Mason City, Iowa received The Courageous 6 Award from One Iowa for publicly sharing his life to help LGBT Iowans.

Barbara Fellers '71 Hunt of Oak Park, Ill., is chief of voluntary service at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Hines, Ill.

Ruth Walters '71 Vawter of Indianapolis published a novel for teens, Adventures on Promise Island. The novel is available through and as a paperback and an e-book.

Jim Colon '74 of St. Charles, Ill., received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Martin University of Indianapolis for exemplary leadership. He is vice president of Toyota product communications for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.

Carolyn Hilles-Pilant '74 is living in Ichinomiya, Japan while she and her husband Keith serve with School Year Abroad, a high school program for American students. Carolyn is the college counselor for the program in Japan.

Connie Hicks '74 Pipher of Wolcottville, Ind., with 34 years of introducing poetry, literature and wordsmithing to middle-schoolers, is the 2011 Warren K. and Helen J. Garner Alumni Teacher of the Year for Manchester College. She teaches in West Noble Middle School in Ligionier.

Stan Noffsinger '76 of South Elgin, Ill., joined other Christian leaders in a Nov. 1, 2010, meeting with President Obama at the White House in celebration of 100 years of ecumenism in the United States. Noffsinger is general secretary of the Church of the Brethren.

Anita Weaver '79 Sherman of Indianapolis is managing partner of Greenwalt, effective January 2011. She was featured in the First Quarter 2011 issue of Indiana Minority Business Magazine as a Hoosier woman who is breaking barriers in her field.

David Smalley '79 of Topeka, Kan., is pastor of the Topeka Church of the Brethren (aka Rochester Community).

Jean Harrison '79 Smith of LaBelle, Fla., is a staffing specialist for exceptional student education and alternate assessment coordinator for Hendry County Schools in LaBelle


Kevin G. Rhoades '80 of Missoula, Mont., has written a biography, Wildlife Stalker, Days in the Life of Filmmaker Bob Landis. Learn more about his book is at

John Schroeder '80
of Tustin, Calif., is group vice president of human resources and labor relations for The Kroger Company's 446 supermarkets in California and Las Vegas, Nev., including Ralphs grocery and Food 4 Less. He has worked his way up the Kroger ladder, beginning as a management trainee.

Brian Steele '81 of Fort Wayne, Ind., is CFO for Safety-Wear Inc., a division of Sullivan-Brough Inc. based in Fort Wayne.

Tina Wine '82 Steele of Fort Wayne, Ind., is an admissions representative for National College in Fort Wayne.

Peter Reist '83 of Westfield, Ind., is a managing director for Carmel-based Oxford Financial Group Ltd., one of the nation's largest independent registered investment advisory firms with oversight over almost $13 billion.

Ron Miller '84 of Indianapolis is chief financial officer for the Indiana Department of Correction, appointed to the post in August 2010. He formerly served as the CFO of the Department of Waterworks for the City of Indianapolis.

Steven Noffsinger '85 of Chesapeake, Va., has retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service. He now teaches high school math for Atlantic Shores Christian School in Chesapeake.

Mark L. Boos '86 of Indianapolis is a new partner in Wooden & McLaughlin LLP, focusing on real estate, finance, leasing and business law. Chambers USA ranks him as a "Leading Individual" in Indiana real estate law and he was an Indiana "Super Lawyer" in 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Diana "Susie" Hill '89 of Knoxville, Tenn., is director of technology for the Center for Executive Education in the College of Business Administration at The University of Tennessee.


Samantha Bradfield '94 Hickman of Brookville, Ind., is a counselor for Hagerstown Junior-Senior High School. She earned a master's degree in community and mental health counseling from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2003 and a master's in school counseling from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis in 2009.

Kelly Henderson '95 Blank of Lowell, Ind., is a licensed health and physical education teacher for East Chicago Central High School and an assistant athletic trainer for Lowell High School.

Melissa Bennett '97 of Fort Wayne, Ind., is participating in the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program, a two-year program for Indiana pastors at Wabash College sponsored by Lilly Endowment Inc. for leadership development and pastoral reflection. Bennett is pastor for youth at Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren in Fort Wayne and serves on the Committee on Interchurch Relations for the Church of the Brethren.

Anita Brainard '97 Gloyeski of North Manchester has opened law offices in Warsaw and Fort Wayne, focusing solely on federal bankruptcy law.

Joshua Brewster '98 of Indianapolis is deputy director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.

Josh Schnepp '99 of Beaverton, Mich., is working through BVS, Brethren Volunteer Service, with Brethren Disaster Ministries in New Windsor, Md.


Brian Hartz '00 of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is editor of Douglas, a business magazine seving greater Victoria. He joined Page One Publishing Inc., publisher of Douglas, as associate editor in September 2010. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University and is former editor of the Canadian trade magazine Bakers Journal.

Ryan Hedstrom '00 of North Manchester received the 2010 Young Professional Award of the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, for teaching, scholarship and service to his profession. Hedstrom is an assistant professor of exercise and sport sciences for Manchester College.

Randa Jamal '00, formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., is a public information officer and spokesperson for the United Nations Assistance Mission, based in Baghdad, Iraq. She also has worked for the Jerusalem Media Communication Center in Jerusalem and the United Nations Development Programme's Regional Bureau for Arab States in the United Nations. She has a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.

Tammy Terman '00 May of Valparaiso, Ind., teaches seventh-grade mathematics and is mathematics curriculum coordinator for Hobart City Schools. She earned a master's degree in curriculum, instruction, and technology at Nova Southeastern University in August 2008.

Christina Beyer '01 of Granger, Ind., is orchestra director for the City of Mishawaka.

Brandi C. Schuman '01 Chauncey of Winona Lake, Ind., is associate director for recruitment for Manchester College, working with students from St. Joe, Elkhart, LaGrange and Steuben counties in Indiana and all of Michigan. She previously has worked for St. Ambrose University, Albion College and IPFW.

Dr. William Alter '02 of Franklin, Ohio completed his residency training at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton and has joined Generations Obstetricts & Gynecology. He received his medical degree in 2006 from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Elizabeth "Liz" Geisewite '02 of Brooklyn, N.Y., is director of Career Pathways, a non-profit adult education tutoring and GED preparation program for residents of Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. She also is a member of several NYC music ensembles, including Accord Treble Choir.

Mary Swartzentruber '03 Moore of Goshen, Ind., is an analytical chemist for KIK Custom Products, whose product lines include laundry, household cleaners, and over-the-counter medicated, pharmaceutical, health and beauty care.

Amanda '03 Myers-Walls of Astoria, N.Y., is an assistant to financier George Soros of Soros Fund Management in New York.

Erica Sweitzer-Beckman'03 of Middleton, Wis., is with Legal Action of Wisconsin. She graduated in December 2010 from University of Wisconsin Law School.

Greg Hetrick '05 of Columbia City, Ind., is director of student services for Manchester's new School of Pharmacy in Fort Wayne. He previously was associate director for recruitment for the College.

Rachel Lewis '05 Richey of Logansport, Ind., is a dental hygenist with Logansport Family Dentistry. She received an associate's degree in dental hygiene in May 2010 from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Ashley Davis '07 Brown of Oak Park, Ill., is an independent attorney on the transaction team of the legal deparment for OfficeMax, headquartered in Naperville, Ill. The graduate of DePaul University College of Law passed the bar exam in November 2010.

Larissa James '07 Newman of Chicago is senior human resources specialist for Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa in Michigan City, Ind.

Amanda Russell '07 of Chicago, is program manager for the non-profit North Side Housing & Supportive Services, serving Chicago men who are homeless or formerly homeless. A Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional, she has a MSW from Loyola University, Chicago. She formerly was program director for Sarah's Circle, serving homeless women.

Sarah Hall '08 of Roaring Spring, Pa., is with BVS, Brethren Volunteer Service, in peace education for Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Leticia "Tish" Bitner '08 Kalita of North Manchester is assistant director for internships for the Manchester College Office of Career Services. She is former residence life director of East Hall for the College.

Tim Polakowski '08 of Toledo, Ohio is the University of Michigan "Social Work Student of the Year" of the National Association of Social Workers. He received his master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan School of Social Work this spring.

Amanda Ladig '08 Scheerer of Fort Wayne is a distance education specialist and Blackboard administrator for Indiana Tech.

Ashley Murphy '08 Stetzel of Lafayette, Ind., a certified athletic trainer, is with Lafayette Rehabilitation Services, specializing in orthotic fitting. She also is assistant athletic trainer for McCutcheon High School.

Karen Ames '09 of Union Mills, Ind., will study in the Philippines this summer on a Fulbright-Hays fellowship. She is studying for a master's degree in east Southeast Asian studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Brittney Gick '09 of Fowler, Ind., is lab manager for the Indiana Department of Transportation Division of Research in West Lafayette.

Utsav Hanspal '09 of New Delhi, India is in the Class of 2013 at Ross University School of Medicine in the Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies.

Stacy Musselman '09 of North Manchester is a CPA for LTS CPA Group LLC in Fort Wayne.

Nathan Stetzel '09 of Lafayette, Ind., is a graduate student research assistant for the Botany and Plant Pathology Department of the Purdue University Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center.


Tiffany Berkebile '10 of Walkerton, Ind., is a graduate teaching assistant at West Virginia University, where she will receive a master's degree in communication studies this summer.

John Fagan '10 of Indianapolis is a gymnastics coach for Jireh Sports, mentoring Indianapolis inner-city kids. He also hopes to add a rock-climbing program.

Carol Fike '10 of Pearl City, Ill., is serving with the Church of the Brethren's Youth and Young Adult Ministries in Elgin through an assignment with BVS, Brethren Volunteer Service.

Cassandra Franks '10 of Brownsburg, Ind., has joined Greenwalt CPAs as staff in the Audit and Other Assurance Services Group.

Benjamin Harvey '10 of Richmond, Ind., is studying for a master of arts degree at Bethany Theological Seminary.

Nate Hodges '10 of Crawfordsville, Ind., is pursuing a master's degree in communication at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant.

Mike Nicolazzo '10 of Warminster, Pa., is serving with BVS, Brethren Volunteer Service in Coleraine, Northern Ireland at Kilcranny House, a rural, residential peace and reconciliation center.

Brandt Patz '10 of North Manchester is assistant director of The Manchester Fund for Manchester College. He formerly was a financial processor for Lincoln Financial.

Ellen Zemlin '10 of Carmel, Ind., is serving with BVS, Brethren Volunteer Service in Neuwied, Germany, coordinating volunteers serving in Europe with EIRENE International Christian Service for Peace.

James Ward '11 of Indianapolis is a staff accountant for BKD, LLP advisory and CPA firm in Indianapolis.

Daniel Wyant '11 of Indianapolis is a staff accountant for BKD , LLP advisory and CPA firm in Indianapolis.

Alumni News & Class Notes compiled by Deb Stoltzfus
In this issue
Still weaving the liberal arts into the Manchester College fabric
from the president

Petersime Chapel
On the cusp of its golden anniversary, still vibrant

Strength of mind
A liberal arts education designed to open bright windows of opportunities

Inspirational giving
Breathtaking gifts from Trustees, foundations

Everybody's a recruiter
Building the Class of 2015 is a tenacious two-year journey

Philanthropy 101
A lesson in charitable gift annunities

Profiles of ability and conviction

First black students found success in medicine, ministry
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