Class Notes


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


Leo Metzger ’42 of North Manchester, July 15, 2021

Jay Young ’43c of North Manchester, Oct. 4, 2021

*Doris Gene Ferrari ’47 of San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 18, 2021

Alice Whitmore ’47 of Warren, Ind., Oct. 26, 2021

Thomas Riethof ’49 of Harleysville, Pa., Sept. 12, 2021


Thyra Snider ’51 Keiser of Nappanee, Ind., Aug. 29, 2021

Alene Boreman ’53 Gallup of Mount Morris, Ill., Nov. 4, 2021

Jerry Miller ’55 of Indianapolis, Sept. 6, 2020

*Jean Ann Tribolet ’56 of Roanoke, Ind., Sept. 23, 2021. Jean was an emeriti faculty member of Manchester University, where she worked as registrar. She received an Alumni Service Award in 1982.

Pauline Miller ’58c Dulabaum of Elgin, Ill., Feb. 22, 2021

Beverly Jean Seidler ’58 Neher of North Manchester, Oct. 4, 2021

Flora Rouch ’59 Williams of Lafayette, Ind., Sept. 3, 2021. An author, Flora received an Alumni Honor Award from Manchester.


Sarah Baker ’62c of Winamac, Ind., May 14, 2021

Herbert Eveland ’62 of Plymouth, Ind., Oct. 16, 2021

Robert Schweisberger ’62 of Wakarusa, Ind., Oct. 31, 2021

Dwight Neuhouser ’63 of Fort Wayne, Sept. 22, 2021

Jay Huffman ’64 of Muskegon, Mich., Oct. 15, 2021

Joyce Parmerlee ’66 Burke of Sun City, Fla., Aug. 19, 2021

Larry Heim ’66 of Leesburg, Fla., Oct. 26, 2021

Ronald “Roscoe” Rife ’67 of Celina, Ohio, Oct. 10, 2021


Robert Barlow ’72 of Centerville, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2021

Bonnie Rager ’75 Bohrer of Murrieta, Calif., Sept. 29, 2021

Nancy Yeatter Sare ’76 West of Roann, Ind., Oct. 24, 2021


Jon Donathen ’82 of Grass Creek, Ind., Aug. 21, 2021

Jennifer Mitchell ’84 Shepherd of Warsaw, Ind., Nov. 8, 2021. Jennifer was a former alumni director at Manchester University.


Duell Ginter ’15 of Brownsburg, Ind., Oct. 18, 2021

Cale Hindman ’19 of Windfall, Ind., Sept. 12, 2021

Tyler Mann ’20 of Kalamazoo, Mich., Oct. 24, 2021

Class Notes


Darlene Fair ’48 Bucher of North Manchester celebrated her 95th birthday on November 17.


Wendell Dilling ’58 of Midland, Mich., participated in the 2021 Michigan Senior Olympics in August. He won gold in hammer throw, discus, and 1500-meter run; silver in shot put, javelin, triple jump, 200-meter dash, and 1500-meter power walk; and bronze in long jump, and the 400-meter and 800-meter runs. He was in the men's 85-89 age group.


John Cheney ’67 and Doris Royer ’68 Cheney of Muncie, Ind., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October.

Terry Pettit ’68 of Fort Collins, Colo., was inducted into the 2020 and 2021 Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame.


Melinda Lantz ’81 has retired as the director of strategic communications at Manchester University.


Keith Roberts ’95 started working with Finance of America, Parker Mortgage in Noblesville, Ind., in August. He serves as their mortgage advisor and loan originator.

Jamie Woods ’96 of Osceola, Ind., was appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb to serve as a judge of the St. Joseph (County) Superior Court. Previously, he worked at Thorne Grodnik, LLP as an attorney.


Brittan Frey ’03 King married Michael King. She works at Google at the senior global business lead. 


Jason Elliott ’11 spoke at a convocation at Manchester on Sept. 27 about how people can work toward a more sustainable future regardless of their area of study or profession. Jason is the assistant director of sustainability at Duke University.

Cambria Teeter ’11 Kolter began working at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif., as the director of alumni and parent engagement.

Kylee Rosenbaum ’11 Moss began working at Union 12, an event venue in Columbia City, Ind. Prior to that she served as director of alumni relations at Manchester University. She continues to serve as the Spartan cheer coach.

Traci Fuqua ’12 Perkins’ work with her company, Lovelights Events LLC, was featured in WeddingDay magazine in September. Traci lives in Indianapolis.

Brecken Kennedy ’13 of Niles, Mich., welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Lennon Rose Kennedy, on Nov. 4, 2021.

Amanda Cooper ’13 Mattingley of Haslett, Mich., was married on Oct. 23, 2021.

Angelina Funk ’14, director of theater at Manchester, directed “It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play” on Dec. 4 and 5 in North Manchester.


Alex Downard ’20 began working as a government affairs associate at Gubera Public Affairs, based in Indianapolis. He also is a business development associate at MKS Michael Kinder & Sons.