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


Phyllis Bogue ’46 Smith of Kokomo, Ind., Feb. 4, 2021

Ruth Wilson ’46c St. John of Cary N.C., March 15, 2021

Roberta Thompson ’46 Werking of Tampa, Fla., Nov. 25, 2020

Loi Keltner ’47 Wiele of Organville, Ill., Dec. 12, 2020

Elizabeth Mae Harshman ’48c Sheets of Interlochen, Mich., April 24, 2020

Dale Good ’49c of Mesa. Ariz., Nov. 5, 2020

Lula Howenstine ’49c Walter of Huntington, Ind., Dec. 7, 2020


Louise Fox ’50 Whitehair of Oro Valley, Ariz., Dec. 24, 2020

*Arthur “Art” Hunn ’54 of North Manchester, Feb. 28, 2021

Norma Ryan ’54 Kerlin of North Manchester, Oct. 24, 2020

Rosemary Schubert ’56c Addison of South Bend, Ind., Oct. 18, 2020

Larry Bolinger ’57c of Statesville, N.C., Feb, 27, 2020

Nellie Elder ’58 Bruce of Charles, Mo., July 30, 2020

Darrell Chamberlain ’58c of South Bend, Ind., Nov. 11, 2020

Robert Mishler ’59 of Las Vegas, N.M., May 24, 2020

Maurice Strycker ’59 of Plymouth, Ind., Jan. 21, 2021


Eleanor Van Buskirk ’60 Draper of Roann, Ind., March 21, 2021

Norma Ezra ’63 Gunnerson of Peoria, Ariz., Feb. 14, 2021

Preston Paul ’63 of Defiance, Ohio, July 14, 2020

*Joan Koch ’63 Trusner of Floyds Knobs, Ind., March 24, 2020

William Whitcomb ’63 of Kendallville, Ind., Jan. 9, 2021

Judy Kimmel ’64c of Topeka, Kan., Nov. 21, 2020

Larry Taylor ’64 of Walkerton, Ind., Jan. 25, 2021

Kathryn Whisler ’65 Smith of North Manchester, Dec. 20, 2020

Anita Sue Miles ’66 of Kokomo, Ind., Feb. 5, 2021

David “Dave” Kistler ’67 of Kokomo, Ind., April 23, 2020

Rev. Richard Austin ’68c of South Whitley, Ind., Oct. 16, 2020


Donald Herrington ’72 of St. Johns, Mich., March 12, 2021

Daniel Harper ’72 of Rochester, Ind., Dec. 6, 2020

Mona Overmyer ’74 Shepherd of Silver Lake, Ind., Feb. 23, 2021

Kay Kessler ’75 Harper of Houston, Texas, Feb. 23, 2021

Langbar Bungitak ’77c of North Manchester, Oct. 17, 2020

William “Bill” Morris ’78 of North Manchester, Oct. 29, 2020


Aron Bright ’92 of Coatesville, Ind., Jan. 25, 2021

Friends of Manchester

Dorothy “Dee” Keller of Brattleboro, Vt., Feb. 20, 2021. Dorothy was professor emerita of sociology and social work.

Ethel Klopfenstein of Fort Wayne, Dec. 28, 2020. Ethel was a former Manchester trustee.

Class Notes


David Waas ’47, professor emeritus of history, celebrated his 95th birthday on Feb. 20, 2021.


Flora Rouch ’59 Williams, M.Div., R.F.C., is professor emerita at Purdue University, a Registered Financial Consultant, ordained minister in Church of the Brethren and worldwide speaker. She taught for 32 years at Purdue, directing an award-winning crisis center, and taught at Jia Tong University, Shanghai, China; the University of California Davis; and Viscosa Federal University, Brazil. She has written 26 books and more than 100 research articles. To view her publications, visit our page of alumni authors. Awards are many. She is a concert/church musician, wife, mother of three, and grandmother of four.


Joy Warner ’68 Stiffler and Bob Stiffler of North Manchester celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 27, 2021.


Diana Roop ’84 Hart of Fort Wayne, Ind., gave over 1,300 pounds of food to a city food bank. All of the donated food was grown on her property.

Warsaw Community High School recently established the Jennifer K. Shepherd Mental Attitude Award. Jennifer Mitchell ’84 Shepherd was with Warsaw Community Schools for over 20 years as both a teacher and administrator. Jennifer also served as former director of alumni relations at Manchester University. 


Kevin Rice ’90 has been named vice president of lending at First Federal Savings Bank of Angola.

Lt. Michael Young ’90 of Portage, Ind., received his 30-year pin from the Indiana State Police. Michael serves as a district commander of the Toll Road Post.

Kyle Hupfer ’95 of Pendleton, Ind., has been named general counsel of the National Republican Committee. He will continue to serve as chair of the Indiana Republican Party.

Dr-Angela-RogersDr. Angela Rogers ’96, of Palo Alto, Calif., has been named Stanford’s Physician of the Year. An expert in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Stanford University Medical Center, she has taken care of many COVID-19 patients during the pandemic.


Emily Ashbrook ’10 has joined Adams Legal Group of Williamsport, Ind. as an associate attorney. She earned her law degree at Charleston School of Law in South Carolina.

Martin Garcia Chavez ’16 recently published one of his Ph.D. projects in American Chemical Society Publications. After Martin graduates this spring from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, he will become a senior scientist in medicinal chemistry at AbbVie Inc., a biopharmaceutical company.

Madalyn “Maddy” Minehart ’19 has been accepted into Boston University’s dual master’s program in theological studies and social work. 

Fotini Kristuli ’20 is working as a general agent for Globe Life in Atlanta, Ga. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management.