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ESU Athletics and You
Complying with NCAA Rules and Regulations
The ESU Athletics department is grateful to the many alumni, donors, fans and friends who support the Hornets each
year. The most important quality an intercollegiate athletic program can display is integrity. As a member of the NCAA,
ESU has a responsibility to educate administrators, coaches, student-athletes and other representatives of institutional
athletic interests about the rules that could aﬀect their association with the program. ESU Athletics strives each day to
remain in compliance with the strict guidelines of the NCAA and MIAA.
You are a representative of ESU Athletic interests! As a supporter of ESU Athletics, you and your
involvement are greatly appreciated by the administration, coaching staﬀ and student-athletes. We encourage you to attend
as many events as possible, introduce ESU Athletics to friends and business associates, support our fund-raising eﬀorts,
serve as a career mentor and consider student-athletes for summer employment.
However, as important as your assistance is to the program, it is equally critical to know that the university and its athletic
program could be jeopardized if you unintentionally or intentionally violate NCAA regulations. Maintaining institutional
control over the administration of the ESU Athletics program, including recruiting, is our highest concern.
What is “compliance”? Compliance is a fundamental requirement of ESU’s membership in the NCAA. As a
supporter of Hornet Athletics, you are bound by NCAA regulations, and ESU is responsible for your actions. Failure to
comply with NCAA rules could result in severe penalties or sanctions against ESU’s athletics programs and its studentathletes.
You should be aware that the NCAA PROHIBITS the following:
• Telephone calls and in-person, oﬀ-campus recruiting contact.
• Entertaining or providing tickets or gifts to junior or high school or junior college coaches.
• Purchasing meals at restaurants for student-athletes.
• Contributing to the payment of registration fees for prospects to attend sports camps.
• Mailing anything of beneﬁt to a prospective student-athlete except personal letters.
• Paying transportation costs for prospects or their friends and relatives to visit ESU.
• Contacting student-athletes enrolled in other four-year institutions to explore the possibilities for transferring to ESU.
• Giving ﬁnancial aid or other beneﬁts (cash, gift certiﬁcates, club memberships, etc.) to prospects or prospects’
relatives or friends.
• Providing a student-athlete with a discount, payment plan, or credit on a service.
• Providing a student-athlete with professional services without charge or at a reduced cost.
• Allowing a student-athlete to use a phone or credit card without charge or at a reduced cost.
• Making available to student-athletes services (movie tickets, dinners, use of car, etc.) from commercial agencies
without charge or at a reduced rate.
• Providing a student-athlete with extra beneﬁts or services including but not limited to loaning money or
guaranteeing a bond, use of an automobile, signing or cosigning a note with an outside agency to arrange a loan.
What can I do to help?
• You MAY provide oﬀ-season or summer employment for enrolled student-athletes under the following conditions:
A) The student-athlete is paid only for work actually performed.
B) Wages must be commensurate with the going rate in that locality for similar services.
C) Transportation related to the job may not be provided unless it is provided to all employees in that particular job.
• You MAY provide a student-athlete or an entire team with an occasional meal (e.g. Thanksgiving, Christmas).
The meal may be catered, but it must be provided in an individual’s home. All arrangements must be made
in advance with the athletic director and head coach.
For more information, contact the Compliance Oﬃce at (620) 341-5825.
Inside Front Cover
Table of Contents
SPOTLIGHT SPRING 2005
Letter from the Alumni President
G. Boyce Baumgardner, Executive Director
Board of Directors
Jenny (Price) Kramer, Leavenworth
Janet (Painter) Schalansky, Topeka
Neil Andersen, Roeland Park
Joe Bowman, Park City, Utah
Myrl Cobb, Topeka
Mike Culp, Topeka
Pete Euler, Emporia
Floyd Hoelting, Austin, Texas
D. Kent Hurn, Topeka
Brad Jones, Wichita
Kelly (Emig) Mobray, Salina
Richard Nienstedt, Fort Scott
Lana (Scrimsher) Oleen, Manhattan
Michael Penner, Overland Park
Kimberly (Conner) Reimer, Dodge City
Rod Turner, Wichita
Alumni Chapter Presidents
Capital Area (Topeka/Shawnee County Area)
Scott Brunner (785) 478-0401
William Edwards (303) 425-1980
Teresa Clounch (785) 865-1609
Kassie Edwards (785) 838-3431
Emporia Connection (African-American alumni)
Mark and Pat Sevier (770) 923-6177
Greater Kansas City Area
Matt & Leslie Holstin (913) 764-0221
Mid-Kansas (Hutchinson Area)
Barbara and John Summervill (620) 665-5712
Smoky Valley (Salina Area)
Bruce & Sara DeDonder (785) 820-8255
South Central Kansas (Wichita Area)
Foundation Board of Trustees
Fred Saﬀer, Orlando, Fla.
Tim Clothier, Topeka
Ken Buchele, Emporia
John Blaufuss, ESU Controller
Dale Cushinberry, Topeka
Don Edwards, Wichita
Shane Goldsmith, Wichita
Kieth Hiesterman, Wichita
Ken Hush, Wichita
John Lohmeyer, Salina
Gwen Longbine, Emporia
Paula (Friesen) Sauder, Emporia
Greg Seibel, Emporia
Chuck Stuart, Clay Center
“Mrs. Kramer, my sister is
going to ESU next month,”
one of my sixth grade students shared proudly at the beginning of class in
December. I don’t know if she saw me beaming throughout the conversation, but
I felt as excited as I did my own ﬁrst semester of college. As an educator, I often
think about the future of my students and the educational system. Of course,
I suggest attending ESU to many of my students, but more important, I want
them to understand the importance of a good education and the inner motivation
it takes to be successful in college. My students know that I am a Hornet. They
know the colors of the university and that Corky is the mascot. I didn’t plan for
that to happen, but my love for our university comes from the experiences I had as
an undergraduate and continue to have as an alumna.
It has been a wonderful experience serving on the Alumni Association Board of
Directors and an even greater honor to serve as Alumni Board President. The last
six years have taught me much about ESU. The professors, administrators and
employees of our university truly love ESU. They have a loyalty that goes beyond
their desk and daily events. We also have a group of alumni who have this same
loyalty. There are many alumni who give of their time, their income and their
energy to make ESU a place for a new generation to call “Home.” We all wear
many diﬀerent “hats” in our daily lives, but I wonder where other alumni put
ESU in their list of priorities. We all have memories and loyalties to certain events,
activities and groups on campus. Many of us owe our livelihood to the experiences
we gleaned from our university, but only a few have given back. As an alumna, I
challenge you to ﬁnd a way to return the experience, either through your time,
income or energy. My executive committee has spent a great deal of energy
making changes to involve more people in the decision-making processes of our
association. We are working hard to ensure that our alumni association becomes
stronger and more recognized. As a board, we are working with legislators to
make a diﬀerence for our student population and we are working with area high
school counselors to ensure that current information about ESU is available to
all high school students. We want the communities we live in to understand the
power of a degree from Emporia State University.
I hope that wherever you are in life, you take the time to remember and reﬂect
upon the experiences you had because of Emporia State University. I encourage
you to ﬁnd a way to “reinvest” those experiences and pass them on to a new
Jennifer (Price) Kramer
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Calendar of Events
Newberg Outstanding Senior/
Outstanding Recent Graduate Banquet
April 11, TIME,
Memorial Union Kanza Room
April 5, 7:30 p.m., Heath Recital Hall
Celebration of the Fine Arts
May 1, 11:30 a.m.,
Memorial Union Skyline Dining Room
April 10, 3 p.m., Heath Recital Hall
Opera Theatre: “Alice in Wonderland”
April 15-16, 7:30 p.m., Albert Taylor Hall
Readings & Lectures
Percussion Ensemble Concert
April 19, 7:30 p.m., Albert Taylor Hall
Reading by Bart Edelman
April 21, 7 p.m.,
Anderson Memorial Library
Jazz Ensemble Concert
April 21, 7:30 p.m., Albert Taylor Hall
For more information:
University Advancement News & Events
(click on Calendar of Events)
Wind Ensemble Concert
April 26, 7:30 p.m., Albert Taylor Hall
“The Importance of Being Ernest”
by Oscar Wilde
This masterpiece revolves around an
ingenious case of “manufactured” mistaken
identity. April 27-30, 8 p.m.,
May 1, 2 p.m., Karl C. Bruder Theatre
SPOTLIGHT SPRING 2005
White Glove Aﬀair
A special event for Regents Club
and University Club members.
To learn more about becoming a member,
contact (620) 341-5440. April 2, 6 p.m.,
Memorial Union Colonial Ballroom
This special reunion for ESU’s AfricanAmerican alumni includes an entire
weekend of events! For more information,
contact Patricia White Sevier at
[email protected] April 8-10, 2005,
Emporia and the ESU Campus.
Watch your mailbox for more information
later this summer! October 22, 2005, ESU
A Cappella Choir
May 1, 3 p.m., Albert Taylor Hall
I enjoyed reading the articles about Corky the Hornet [“Corkys
on Parade” and “The Legend of Corky the Hornet”, Spotlight,
Summer 2004]. I wanted to share with you my Corky story.
My college experience [at ESU] began in the fall of 1966 after
graduating from Shawnee Mission North High School. I pledged
the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity that fall.
As a Phi Sig pledge, I was required to be involved in two
campus organizations. I can’t remember the second organization
that I joined, but the ﬁrst was the Union Activities Council... Of
all my experiences with the council, the Homecoming Parade of
1966 had the greatest impact on my life.
Like all student organizations at that time, the Union
Activities Council had a ﬂoat in the Homecoming Parade...We
decided that we need Corky the Hornet on the ﬂoat. I was pretty
nervy then (still am) so I volunteered...we had constructed a
papier-mâché Corky head with antennae and a black-and-gold
sweatshirt with gold velvet wings.
Alumni and Friends
All went well during the parade, but once it ended...everyone
said we needed a Corky at the football game. I hadn’t planned on
that part of the assignment, but I agreed...I put on the costume
and worked with the crowd at the game...I had a great time and
was asked to do it again at the next home game. I ended up being
Corky the Hornet for the rest of that fall season and actually
worked some of the basketball games.
That activity caused me to be tagged as “Corky” for my Phi
Sig nickname and it really stuck...Being “Corky” really gave me
identity, drew me in as a part of the campus and greatly enriched
my college experience...To this day, my friends from that period
in my life...still call me Corky.
Now I have a nineteen-year-old daughter who’s a sophomore
at KU. When she was born...her mom and I made up a name,
Corkrin, for our new little daughter. Her nickname would be
Corki. She’s loved being Corki Albertson and she enjoyed the fact
that, even though she’s a KU Jayhawk and her blood runs red and
blue, she is named after Corky the Hornet.
Jim Albertson (BSB 1970), Overland Park
“Public Art” class
brings “In Memory”
John Forsythe with Corky
lands on campus
Corky the Hornet is more attached
to the ESU campus than ever before.
A 400-pound bronze sculpture of
ESU’s beloved mascot has landed on
a pedestal in front of the pillars of
The statue was cast by artist John
Forsythe (BA 1975), who based the
mold on Corky-creator Paul Edwards’
(BSE 1937) walnut carving, which
is on display at the Memorial Union
Funds for the sculpture were
provided by an anonymous donor
who wanted to help show ESU pride.
As the war in Iraq continued, artist
Jean Perkins realized she was losing
“Over time, I was aware that my
life with all its comfortable routines
continued and I noticed I thought
less frequently of the magnitude of
the conﬂict,” Perkins said. To keep
herself connected, Perkins created In
Memory: The Iraq War, not to make a
statement for or against the war, but
of the war.
The exhibit was on display on
the ESU campus from October 20
through November 6. The piece was
brought to campus by art and creative
writing students taking a class called
“Public Art.” The piece comprised
barrels holding bamboo poles with
pieces of fabric tied to each pole. Each
fabric ﬂag represents a war casualty.
The poles are updated weekly.
While community responses
were mixed, many, including a
student who found her brother’s ﬂag,
appreciated the piece.
ESU receives another
from the Higher
The Higher Learning Commission
(HLC) has extended the university’s
accreditation for another ten years,
which is the longest period achievable
for all institutions of higher learning
between comprehensive HLC
According to the report, reviewed
documents and the team visit show
strong institutional leadership, and
appropriate governance structure, a
dedicated faculty and staﬀ, a sound
physical plant, a campus culture that
uniformly embraces and practices
student-centeredness and collegiality
and a high level of integrity in the
HLC is part of the North Central
Association (NCA) of Colleges and
Schools. NCA was founded in 1895
as a membership organization for
educational institutions, committed
to developing and maintaining high
standards of excellence.
Students examine the white ﬂags
representing American soldiers killed
in Iraq in In Memory:The Iraq War,
a public art display on campus
October 20 through November 6.
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY
dean goes back
to high school
After three years of double-duty
as The Teachers College dean and
interim president at The National
Teachers Hall of Fame, Tes Mehring
was ready for a sabbatical.
Mehring spent the fall semester
teaching at Olathe North High
School. By teaching students in the
FAME and Read 180 programs,
Mehring studied the impact No
Child Left Behind legislation is
having on disaggregated groups
like special education students and
English Language Learners.
Mehring couldn’t imagine a
better way to observe the unique
challenges these students face both
in the classroom and on the Kansas
“It has been energizing to be back
in the classroom with high school
students,” Mehring said. “Every day
presents a new challenge and a new
opportunity to touch kids’ lives.”
It began with a challenge. Economics professor Rob Catlett told his students
that he had heard the campus would be lucky to register 200 voters before the
November 2004 election.
Catlett is one of several faculty members involved with the American Democracy
Project, which strives to increase civic engagement among students. Catlett’s
students deﬁnitely became engaged. They took up the challenge and proceeded
to register thousands of voters on campus and in the Emporia community. In
addition, more than 200 students attended the Voice Your Vote rally on October 7.
Elected oﬃcials, including Attorney General Phill Kline and State Treasurer Lynn
Jenkins, addressed the importance of registering to vote and civic engagement.
“Student interest and involvement has been above and beyond what I expected,” said
economics major Jake Plegge. “As a newly registered voter, I do not believe I am the only
one who feels a new responsibility in the political decisions being made around us.”
ASG Senator Grant Gies introduces speakers during the Voice Your Vote rally.
Creating or updating an
estate plan? Let us help you!
Estate planning is easier than ever before thanks to three free tools available to all ESU alumni and friends.
On the web:
GiftLaw features the most up-to-date rules and regulations concerning all aspects of planned giving.
It’s the perfect site for you and your ﬁnancial planner.
GiftLegacy lets you explore the diﬀerent types of planned gifts through personal stories and other information.
Access both of these resources at www.emporia.edu/saf/foundation/give.
Sign up for our Planned Giving E-Newsletter by e-mailing Linda Pease at [email protected]
The services of John Griﬃn Jr., charitable estate planner, are available to all ESU alumni and friends.
Call (620) 341-5440 to schedule an appointment.
SPOTLIGHT SPRING 2005
New DNA sequencer
Thanks in part to an educational
grant from Li-Cor, the ESU biological
sciences department is the proud
owner of a brand-new, state-of-the-art
Li-Cor, a biotechnology company
in Nebraska, produces the DNA
sequencers. Their grant paid for half
of the $60,000 machine. According
to biology professor Scott Crupper,
the DNA sequencer will save time
and money previously spent on
sending samples to oﬀ-campus labs
for sequencing. It will also provide
a valuable learning experience: the
DNA sequencer will be available for
both graduate and undergraduate
for seniors 55+
Three Elderhostel Programs for alumni and other seniors 55 and older will
be sponsored during 2005 by ESU’s Oﬃce of Lifelong Learning. Each
weeklong, non-credit educational program includes lectures, ﬁrst-person
characterizations, ﬁeld trips and cultural excursions (but no assignments,
papers or exams!).
2005 Elderhostel Schedule
April 3-8: Santa Fe Trail; Kansa Indians; Prairie Pastures, Plants and
People (centered in Council Grove)
May 8-13: Flint Hills Ghost Towns, Prairie in Springtime, Kansas
Folklore and Folk Songs (centered in Emporia)
October 2-7: Harry and Ike: Great Presidents from America’s
Heartland (centered in Emporia)
More information regarding enrollment, costs and program details
are available at www.emporia.edu/lifelong/elder/eldhst or by contacting
Elderhostel Coordinator Edward Butler at (620) 341-5625 or
The Rose of Sigma Tau
ESU student Sarah Phillips has been
named the national “Rose of Sigma
Tau” by Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity.
The Grand chapter believed Phillips,
a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma
sorority and an ESU Ambassador,
best represented their principals of
value, learning, leadership, excellence,
beneﬁt and integrity.
Phillips said that attending the
National Grand Chapter conference
was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“Winning the national sweetheart
is truly an amazing feeling,” Phillips
said. “Sigma Tau Gamma is a
wonderful fraternal organization and
I am quite proud to be their National
White Rose Queen.”
Achleitner wins second Fulbright
The University of Belgrade asked for Herbert Achleitner, and they got him on
his second Fulbright Senior Specialists grant. Achleitner is a professor in the
School of Library and Information Management, and traveled to Serbia and
Montenegro to lecture on information entrepreneurship.
“This is part of the eﬀort of establishing networks between Serbian university
people and Western university faculty,” Achleitner said. The Serbian society
is eager to learn Western values and are accomplishing this task because of
remarkable people like Achleitner.
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY
prepares students for
Facts and Figures: ESU Enrollment
➤ 5,886 students are enrolled at ESU this spring–the strongest
spring enrollment since 1977.
➤ More than 150 students from 50 countries are enrolled at ESU.
➤ Hispanic enrollment and African-American enrollment have
➤ Graduate students make up roughly 30 percent of the student
body. This is the highest percentage of graduate students in the
Kansas Board of Regents system.
➤ The Neighbors in Education Recruitment and Retention (NEARR)
program has increased the number of students from Colorado,
Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas by 50 percent.
ESU’s newest interdisciplinary major,
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(BMB) will prepare students for
one of the nation’s hottest ﬁelds.
Graduates with this degree are in
high demand around the country.
In addition, Kansas has launched
a major bioscience initiative
through the new Kansas Economic
BMB graduates can work on
problems such as developing new
therapeutic strategies to treat
diseases, ﬂight bio-terrorism,
improve agricultural yields, support
needs required for enhanced space
exploration or solve mysteries
utilizing forensic analysis.
University Libraries & Archives
is working with Technology &
Computing Services (TCS) to
oﬀer wireless internet access within
William Allen White Library.
During the ﬁrst phase of the
project, TCS prepared the building
for wireless access. Currently, students
are able to check out laptops for
two hours at a time and can use the
internet, including the library card
catalog and online periodicals, from
anywhere in the building. When the
second phase is complete, students in
White Library will be able to access
the internet from their own laptops.
SPOTLIGHT SPRING 2005
Art with heart
Assistant Professor of Art Bryan
Grove (BSE 1966) loves to teach.
His passion for art and education has
been recognized by the Kansas Art
Education Association, which named
Grove the Outstanding Higher
Education Art Educator of the Year.
Grove is just as loved by his
students, many of whom are
preparing to be art teachers
“Watching kids involved in the
creative process has always been a
powerful experience for me, because
it gives you insight into the way they
think, they way they understand the
world and create new knowledge,”
Communication and Theatre
What can we learn
from watching Oprah?
This year’s George R.R. Pﬂaum
Lecture in communication and
theatre answered just that question.
Bruce Gronbeck, the director of the
Center for Media Studies and Political
Culture at the University of Iowa,
spoke about how Oprah Winfrey uses
the medium of television to promise
empowerment through personal,
material and spiritual uplifting.
The annual lecture is named for
George R.R. Pﬂaum, a former chair
of the communication and theatre
department who served as an ESU
faculty member for more than 40 years.
Need money to
start a business?
Have a great business idea? If you’re
an ESU student, you may be eligible
for as much as $250,000 to get your
business oﬀ the ground.
When entrepreneur Leslie Rudd
established the Rudd Foundation in
1998, one of his goals was to support
entrepreneurial activity in Kansas.
According to Associate Professor Bill
Smith, ESU’s faculty liaison to the
Rudd Foundation, Rudd’s vision is
to support the creation of businesses
that will, in turn, create employment
opportunities and economic growth
Any student enrolled in at least
one credit hour at a Kansas Regents
school is eligible to apply for funding
through the Rudd Family Foundation
Entrepreneurial Fund. As faculty
advisor, Smith will review business
concepts and help students through
the business plan development and
application submission process.
The Rudd Foundation will support
selected business plans by either
oﬀering loans or taking equity
in the enterprise. To learn more,
contact Smith at (620) 341-5345 or
2005 Kansas Future Teacher Academy
Applications for the 2005 Kansas Future Teacher Academy will be
available in the spring from high schools across the state. The academy
will be available in two locations June 19-23: at ESU and Dodge City
Community College. Thanks to funding from the Kansas Legislature and
the Kansas Department of Education, a total of 50 Kansas teens took
part in the 2004 academy. Students are accepted into the academy based
upon their academic standing, involvement in school and community
activities, and interest in exploring a career in teaching.
For more information, visit www.emporia.edu/jones.
Mexico City National
perform for ESU
The Emporia community was treated
to a live Latino music concert in
September when ESU hosted “Noche
de Bolero Gala Night.”
“The primary purpose of this event
[was] educational,” said Assistant
Professor of Spanish Marco Polo
Hernández Cuevas. “The goal [was]
to bring the community together,
to take ESU to the town and the
community around the world within
our campus walls.”
The artists, maestro Jesús
“Chucho” Figueroa and soprano
María Teresa Montoya, are worldrenowned performers who teach
classical and popular piano and
voice, respectively, at the Universidad
Nacional Autónoma de México, one
of Latin America’s most prestigious
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Interested in learning Arabic and the
culture of Arabic-speaking countries?
Several ESU students began learning
Arabic this fall under the tutelage
of Fulbright Scholar Turki Saad AlZahrani, a native of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Zahrani said that he is happy
with the progress his students have
made, despite some challenges they
Record on-campus giving kicks
off annual scholarship drive
A record-breaking 79 percent of ESU’s faculty and staﬀ members have already
given to this year’s drive for ESU’s Presidential Academic Awards scholarship
program, and the community drive is underway.
“In addition to raising funds for scholarships, one of the most important
aspects of the Campus/Community Scholarship Challenge is that it gives us the
ability to show students just how important they are to our community. Our
students can actually see that the Emporia community and ESU’s faculty and
staﬀ gave in order to make their scholarships possible,” said John Blaufuss, ESU’s
Controller and chair of the ESU Foundation’s development committee.
The Presidential Academic Awards scholarship program is a vital tool for
recruiting academically talented students to ESU and the Emporia community.
PAAs are awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students on the basis of
their grade point averages and ACT scores.
ESU students are calling alumni and friends in the area to ask for their
support throughout the month. PAA Pacesetters – donors who have pledged
$1,000 or more this year – are actively meeting with alumni and friends in
Emporia, Wichita, Kansas City and Topeka to raise funds for this important
Upcoming program encourage
young women to explore math,
science and engineering
“I had to start from nothing because
there were no resources or textbooks
except my own experience and a few
books that I brought with me,” AlZahrani said. However, “each one of
my students can read, write and speak
the basic things.”
According to the National
Association of Bilingual Education,
Arabic is one of four major
international languages that are
considered dominant languages.
Arabic I and Arabic II are both being
oﬀered during the spring semester
through the modern languages
SPOTLIGHT SPRING 2005
MASTER IT: Mathematics And Science To Explore
caReers-Investigating Together is a one-week summer residential
program at Emporia State University that will run June 6-11, 2005.
MASTER IT targets girls in the state of Kansas who will complete
seventh or eighth grade this spring. It includes hands-on investigations
of mathematical and scientiﬁc concepts and career discussions led by
university women faculty and women professionals from industry. There
will be ﬁeld trips and recreational activities. The charge for this summer
camp is $250. Several needbased scholarships are available.
For more information on this
program, contact Marvin
Harrell at (620) 341-5640 or
[email protected] or
Betsy Yanik at (620) 341-5630
or [email protected]
ESU Recreation Center
Alumni Membership Oﬀer!
Only $16.90 a month
Exercise Classes and Personal Training Services Included
Hours of Operation
Monday -Thursday: 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday -Thursday: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Yoga/Pilates, Toning/Stretching, Abs/Back,
Power Weights, Cardio X-Trainer & More!
Fore more information call (620) 341-5944.
Children celebrate WAW Children’s Book
A candle-lit ceremony, parade and hundreds of book lovers were all part of
the 52nd annual William Allen White Children’s Book Award celebration in
October. Both authors were on hand to read from their books and participate in
assets reach all-time
high as new trustees
The market value of the ESU
Foundation, Inc.’s total assets
has reached an all-time high of
$50,488,407 at the close of ﬁscal year
In addition, the ESU Foundation
raised $3.6 million, $2 million of
which was added to the endowment,
during ﬁscal year 2004. Of that
$3.6 million, $1.8 million was raised
speciﬁcally for scholarships.
As the Foundation reaches these
milestones, seven new members are
lending their time and talent to the
ESU Foundation Board of Trustees
for the next three years.
Raymond Blackwell (BS 1967),
Naperville, Ill.; Bill Freeman (BSE
1953), LeRoy; Rich Jiwanlal (MBA
1983), Wichita; John W. Jones (BSE
1970, MS 1971), Salina; Rosemary
Kirby (BSE 1952), Wichita; Carl
Ricketts (BSE 1980, MBA 1981),
Lawrence; and Randy Steinert (BSB
1979), Wichita, have been elected
to serve the Foundation through
The ﬁrst Kansan to receive the award, Andrea Warren was the favorite author
among sixth- through eighth-graders for her non-ﬁction book, Surviving Hitler:
A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps. The subject of her book, Jack Mandelbaum,
also traveled to Emporia to talk with the children who read his life’s story.
Texan Penni Griﬃn’s book, Ghost Sitter, was awarded the prize by third- through
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY
An artist in Arkansas. A doctor in Kansas City. A Boy Scouts of
America leader in Illinois. A retired principal in Hawaii. Life has taken
this year’s class of Distinguished Alumni on many different journeys,
but their roots are deeply embedded in Emporia State University.
Mark Austenfeld (BS 1979)
ark Austenfeld readily admits that he wasn’t a very good student in high school
or in his early college years. In fact, he dropped out of ESU after three years
thinking college really wasn’t for him. After a stint in the real estate insurance business
and a job videotaping horse races, he decided to go back to get his degree.
“This time I sat in the front row, I took notes, I bought the text books, I went
to class, and it was amazing. It was an academic revelation for me,” Austenfeld said
during his speech at the Distinguished Alumni Luncheon on October 29. “I enjoyed
being a student for the ﬁrst time
when I was 24 years old.”
Today Austenfeld is a urological oncologist and runs
his own practice, Kansas City Urology, and teaches
urology residents at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City,
Mo. Austenfeld credits ESU for giving him the leg up.
“I really want to thank Emporia State University
and the Board of Regents for encouraging colleges like
this…who encourage relatively small-town boys like
me to accomplish much more than I ever thought I
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Raymond Blackwell (BS 1967)
s a child, Raymond Blackwell never could have predicted that he would receive
ESU’s highest alumni honor. He credits his parents for instilling in him the idea that
education is an essential cornerstone of a successful life.
“It was on my parents’ fundamental belief that my desire to ﬁrst attend college, then
coach and teach, was born. But let me tell you, it was my decision to play football, because
you know how moms are – they don’t want their sons to get hurt,” Blackwell said.
Playing fullback taught Blackwell the importance of teamwork, a positive attitude,
persistence, discipline and a strong work ethic. Pair these qualities with those he learned
in class – pride and preparation – and you get a can-do leader. Today Blackwell is the regional director for
the Central Region of Boy Scouts of America, which governs BSA in 15 states and serves more than two
million Scouts and Scouters.
Wallace Fujii (BSE 1958, MS 1959)
hough Wallace Fujii’s parents never even attended high school, they sacriﬁced
ﬁnancially and otherwise so Fujii could leave Hawaii to attend a mainland university.
Fujii had narrowed his choices to two schools – one of which was KU – when fate intervened.
“A high school teacher…asked me about my college plans. When I told him KU
was one of my choices, he informed me that he was a graduate of Kansas State Teachers
College and took the time to tell me more about Emporia State, and that piqued my
interest,” Fujii said. He wrote to ESU for a catalog and received it a week later. “In two
weeks, I was admitted. And we’re talking about the “slow boat to China” days! That really
impressed me – the service ESU was putting out to receive new students.”
Fujii credits both the campus and the community for providing him with a ﬁrst-class educational
experience, which prepared him for a 42-year career in education as a teacher and administrator on Maui.
Evan Lindquist (BSE 1958)
van Lindquist moved to Emporia as a child in 1945. Even though he didn’t know
what a college was at the age of eight, he kept hearing what a wonderful place Kansas
State Teachers College was. He loved being a student at the lab school on campus. As the
next door neighbor of biology professor John Breukelman, he was obliged to consider a
career in biology, but ultimately the inﬂuence of artists like professor Norman Eppink
Today, Lindquist is internationally renown as a master printmaker, and his work graces
the galleries of some of the most prestigious museums in the world. He also served as a
professor of art at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro for forty years.
“I’ve just never forgotten all the great things that I have gotten from here,” Lindquist said. “I continue
to carry a real warm spot in my heart for Emporia and Emporia State University.”
Distinguished Alumni Nominations
The ESU Alumni Association is proud to honor alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally
or through contributions to society. Distinguished Alumni are not only honored during a luncheon,
but also have the opportunity to interact and share with current ESU students. To nominate a deserving
alumna or alumnus, send the candidate’s name and any available contact information and supporting
documentation to the Sauder Alumni Center, 1500 Highland Street, Emporia, Kansas 66801-5018, or
[email protected], or fax to (620) 341-6635.
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As the executive director of the Election Center,
ESU alumnus R. Doug Lewis is helping citizens cast
As the 2004 national election drew near, the air still crackled with a hint of
nervousness. Will this presidential election be as riddled with problems as the last
one? Americans wondered. Do we have to worry about terrorism? Hanging chads?
Have we done enough to improve the process?
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Few could have been more relieved by the relative success of Election 2004 than R. Doug Lewis (BA 1968).
As head of the Election Center, a non-partisan, non-proﬁt organization that works with election administrators
to improve the voting process, Lewis found himself in the spotlight in 2000. In the 24-hour period after the
election, he had requests for more than 200 interviews, and found himself granting 30 or 40 a day. CNN. CSPAN. The Today Show. They all wanted to know – what went wrong?
“We do disaster planning in election administration.
– dimpled, hanging
or otherwise – found
its way into everyday
American vocabulary. We say, ‘Here are all the things that can go wrong.’”
to Lewis and the Election Center for assistance in evaluating Election 2000. The two-year report resulted in the
Help America Vote Act, which reforms the election process with $3.5 billion in Federal funding to modernize
the process, from voting equipment to policies and procedures.
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In the aftermath of Election 2000, the Election Center helped election administrators prepare for the next
election as well as plan for the possible problems.
“We do disaster planning in election administration. We say, ‘Here are all the things that can go wrong. What
would you do, if one of these things went wrong? Or if more of these things went wrong?’ We write a disaster
plan that tells you how you’re going to respond. If a hurricane goes through Florida, are you going to hold an
election or not? How? Where? What happens to you when a natural or man-made disaster wipes out your data?’
Lewis has learned from experience that you have to prepare for anything.
A native of New Orleans, Lewis came to ESU as a debater majoring in speech and minoring in business.
“The speech program in Emporia was as close to a classic education as could be found,” Lewis said. “You were
so steeped in philosophy and history. And learning the ability to communicate has served those of us that went
through the program exceedingly well now for all these years.”
After graduating, Lewis worked in ESU’s public relations oﬃce for two years before joining Wichita State
University as the director of their public relations department. Less than a year later, an airplane crash killed 31
WSU football players and faculty members. Lewis was 24 years old. He calls it “baptism by ﬁre.”
“It was one of those experiences where I was thrown into dealing with not only state and local news media,
but national and international media. You had to be enormously careful with everything you did. We didn’t
have a communications plan. Some of the stuﬀ we did was almost divine guidance. That has stuck with me
powerfully all these years. The attention to detail as a result of the experience with the airplane crash is one that
I have used consistently in all of my life after that.”
As Election 2004 neared, the entire election process was under a high-powered microscope. State election
administrators evaluated their problems and worked on solutions. Meanwhile, the media scrutinized the system.
Lewis received two dozen requests for interviews to discuss problems anticipated during the November 2, 2004
“We haven’t had those kinds of increases in this generation
– not since Kennedy and Nixon.”
But the election process went well.
In the meanwhile, other nations are working through their own elections processes and the carrying-out
“We are very fortunate in America that we believe in our democratic process,” Lewis said. “We have a
fundamental faith that it works and that it is honest and that it is an accurate reﬂection of the public will.
There are many countries in the world who have no faith in their voting processes. If you don’t have faith in your
voting process, you can’t have faith in the government that results from it. If you think the process is unfair or
illegitimate, then you really can’t trust the government itself. That’s one of the reasons that it is fundamental
that we believe in and shape the voting process where voters believe that their ballots are counted just exactly
as they voted.”
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It doesn’t take long to make a big diﬀerence
Jim Hirsh, 1949-2004
At ESU for only four short years before his death
November 17, 2004, Jim Hirsh’s inﬂuence and
leadership will resonate for years to come.
His colleagues cite Hirsh as a role model who was
enthusiastic, optimistic, and committed to students
and their success. Hirsh came to ESU in 2000 as the
associate vice president for academic aﬀairs and dean
of enrollment management. He immediately set out to
make the admissions and ﬁnancial aid processes more
student-friendly. Three years later, Hirsh was promoted
to vice president of student aﬀairs.
“He believed public education was open to
everyone,” said Jim Williams, the current vice
president for student aﬀairs. “He was instrumental in
the recruitment and retention of minority students.
He worked to bridge concerns students had with
policies and procedures. He assisted in strengthening
such things as the honors program and leadership
opportunities for students.”
Though he lost his battle with cancer, Hirsh’s
dedication to education lives on. The Dr. Jim Hirsh
Application Assistance Fund will cover the university
application fee for students with ﬁnancial need.
Hirsh also requested that his body be donated to the
University of Kansas School of Medicine.
2004 Multi-Generational Family of the Year
ESU honored the Hornet-saturated Goldsmith family for their dedication to ESU on the ﬁeld at Welch Stadium
during Family Day on September 25.
The ESU/Goldsmith family history begins with brothers Wayne (BSE 1950), Wendall (BSE 1941) and
William (BSE 1947, MS 1962) Goldsmith. Highly athletic, all three brothers are best remembered for their
performances on the gridiron and have been inducted into the ESU Athletics Hall of Honor. The three brothers
took ESU brides, and passed along their love for their alma mater and for sports. By the time Missy Lackey (FS
1991), William Goldsmith’s granddaughter, nominated her family for the award, 23 family members ranked
among Hornet alumni, and 10 had participated in varsity athletics while at ESU.
ESU President Kay Schallenkamp presented the 2004 Multi-Generational Family of the Year award to the
Goldsmiths on the football ﬁeld during half-time – the same ﬁeld on which the ﬁrst generation of Goldsmiths
played for legendary coach Fran Welch.
Other honored Goldsmith family members include Margaret (Clayton) Goldsmith (BSE 1966, MS 1970),
Marie (Kramer) Goldsmith (FS), Glennis (Ayers) Goldsmith (BSM 1942), Jerry Goldsmith (BSB 1963), David
Goldsmith Sr. (BSB 1967), Linda (Goldsmith) Whittaker (BSE 1967, MS 1969), James Whittaker (BA 1969),
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Ron Goldsmith (BSE 1971), Robert Goldsmith (BA 1967), Cheryl (Goldsmith) Lackey (BA 1967), Lynn
Lackey (BSB 1967), Tom Goldsmith (BSE 1970), David Goldsmith Jr. (FS), Jennifer (Goldsmith) Esslinger
(CS), Greg Lackey (BS 1991), Kelly (Horine) Lackey (BSB 1991), Tim Lackey (FS 1993), Daniel Sell (BSE
1997) and Lacee (Goldsmith) Sell (BSE 1997, MS 2001).
The many nominations received for the Multi-Generational Family of the Year award have demonstrated that
ESU loyalty doesn’t have to run for many generations in order to run deep. Several families submitted histories
of numerous siblings and spouses attending ESU, and other families include relatives who taught or otherwise
were employed by ESU. To better honor ESU families of all types in 2005, the Multi-Generational Family of
the Year award will be renamed the Hornet Heritage Award. To be considered for the 2005 award, please send
your “ESU Family Tree” by July 15, 2005 to “Hornet Heritage,” Sauder Alumni Center, 1500 Highland Street,
Emporia, Kansas 66801-5018 or [email protected] or fax to (620) 341-6635. All entries not selected this year
will be retained for future consideration. Updates to earlier nominations are always welcome!
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New ﬁnance chair honors professor
A new distinguished professorship in the School of Business honors a beloved professor who taught at
ESU for 25 years.
Alumni Art and Dee (Wagner) Piculell have established the Dr. Herman B. Baehr Endowed Chair
in Finance with a half-million-dollar gift. The endowed chair is eligible for the Kansas Partnership for
Faculty of Distinction Program, through which the state of Kansas will match the earnings of the fund,
thereby doubling the money available for a faculty member’s salary.
“This chair gives us a very important opportunity to attract a seasoned professional in ﬁnance,” said
Robert Hite, dean of the ESU School of Business. “We have the funding we need to recruit someone
who has an exceptional record in teaching and research.”
Herman Beahr began his career as a music teacher, but when music programs became casualties of
the Depression, he joined the business world. He worked as an analyst in the market research division of
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. Two years later, he was ready to return to teaching.
He joined the ESU faculty in 1946.
“Herman Baehr was one of the ﬁnest people I’ve ever known,” said ESU alumnus and former faculty
member Jim Kirby, Emporia. “His students appreciated his knowledge, sincerity and warmth. I’ve never
met a student of his who didn’t think highly of him.”
Though Baehr retired in 1971 and died in 1982, his students still speak of the father-ﬁgure who was
also a good listener.
“When we were choosing a name for this chair, a group
of us who went to ESU talked about faculty members
who inﬂuenced us. Dr. Baehr’s name came up over and
over again,” said Art Piculell. “I took a course with him
in business law and I was very respectful of the man. Dr.
Baehr was a very decent person.”
Both Art and Dee Piculell graduated from Emporia State
University in 1959. Art later received his law degree from
the University of Kansas. The Piculells eventually moved to
Oregon, where they became land developers. Today they
call both Portland, Ore. and Scottdale, Ariz. home.
In 2004, the Piculells donated land worth $500,000 to
the Emporia State University Foundation to establish the
“We wanted to do this not as payback, but because we
were responding to a need,” Art Piculell said. “We could
[make this gift], so we did. Everyone who can, should.”
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And the 2004 Boylan
Award goes to...
Agnieszka Tuszynska, an international
student from Soleakuj, Poland,
received the Laurence C. Boylan
Award for the outstanding master’s
thesis produced during the 20032004 academic year. Tuszynska,
who received her master’s degree
in English from ESU in August
2004, was recognized for her thesis,
“Putting Flesh on the Radicals: The
Black Female Body in Angelina Weld
Grimke, Georgia Douglas Johnson,
and Margaret Walker.” Tuszynska is
pursuing her Ph.D. at the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Laurence C. Boylan Award
honors the creator of the graduate
program and dean of graduate studies
Citizens for Higher Education
Bill Hall, president of the Hall Family Foundation and founder member
of the Citizens for Higher Education, addressed ESU and Emporia
community members during a public forum at ESU on October 18.
CHE was established by Kansas business and civic leaders in 2002.
Hall presented the following ﬁndings, based on research conducted
by MGT America:
➤ State funding has not kept pace with higher education inﬂation
and enrollment growth for more than a decade.
➤ Per-student state funding ranks next to last in the Big 12 states.
➤ Kansas tuition and fees rank near the bottom in the Big 12 states.
➤ Kansas faculty salaries are below Big 12 averages.
Hall highlighted that Kansans believe in higher education’s ability to
raise our standard of living. In fact, Kansans send a higher percentage
of students to college than any other state in the Big 12. In addition,
Kansas as a state beneﬁts ﬁnancially from higher education: more than
6 percent of the gross state product and 8 percent of Kansas’ employed
workforce come from the Kansas Higher Education Community.
Hall encourages Kansans to learn more about the impact on higher
education by visiting the Citizens for Higher Education web site at
The Jones Institute for Educational
Excellence has a new home. The new
oﬃces, located at The Earl Center
at 1601 State Street, allow JIEE’s
programs to better serve the teachers
and future teachers involved in them.
Among the conference rooms and
oﬃces at the new location, the State
Farm Insurance Company, a longtime supporter of JIEE’s national
board program, funded a resource
room for all of the JIEE programs.
This room features materials and
computing available to alumni of
the Kansas Future Teacher Academy,
Reading Recovery teachers, and
national board certiﬁed teachers and
Welcome gift tags Hornets
“Welcome to Emporia State! Would you like a front license plate for your car?”
Armed with screwdrivers, volunteers aﬃxed front decorative ESU plates to
the bumpers of hundreds of cars, trucks and SUVs during Move-In Day and the
ESU vs. Fort Hays State football game. Alumni, University Advancement staﬀ
and students gave away more than 700 plates.
The sweetest moment? “I got to replace a KU tag on someone’s car,” said a
Alumni Association board
member Pete Euler (BSB
1979) installs a front license
plate during Move-In Day.
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Math Programs for Kids
Kathryn Sommer’s new book, A Passion
of Her Own: Life-Path Journeys With
Women of Kansas, presents 33 passionate
and enthusiastic women, including two
of ESU’s own faculty members. History
lecturer Joyce Thierer is featured for
her passion for history, which shines
through her lectures and her historical
performance touring group, Ride
into History. Sommer also portrays
mathematics professor Betsy Yanik’s
passion for math.
“It is obviously important to love
what you do, but if I cannot be enthusiastic about mathematics, then I certainly
shouldn’t be trying to teach this subject to others,” Yanik said. “I would like to
convince people that mathematics is doable, and dare I add, fun.”
Beakers ‘n’ Sneakers recognized
The goal was to introduce young girls to chemistry, but Beakers ‘n’ Sneakers
earned a Certiﬁcate of Excellence award from the American Chemical Society
along the way. ESU, in conjunction with the Wichita section of the ACS,
created an event that brought 393 Girl Scouts to the ESU campus to earn their
ACS National Chemistry Week patch. “Beakers” consisted of ﬁve activities lead
by ESU faculty members and Student Aﬃliate members, while “Sneakers” led
girls on a scavenger hunt for treasures in the Rock Garden, Geology Museum
and other interesting sites on the ESU campus.
ESU faculty members Linda Landis, Art Landis, and Malonne Davies
coordinated 80 volunteers tomake the
“Beakers” portion of the event a success.
Annual Math Day
Armed with calculators and scratch
paper, more than 700 students from
50 high schools across Kansas and
western Missouri traveled to ESU for
Donald L. Bruyr Mathematics Day
on October 26.
ESU is the only Kansas school to
host team competitions in algebra
and geometry, as well as a “math
scramble” that can include almost any
area of mathematics. ESU students
served as proctors.
Mathematics professor Connie
Schrock said the participants were
really enthusiastic this year. “The
students who were here ranged
from athletes to nerds, average to
outstanding, and when President
Schallenkamp said, ‘Do you love
math?’ they cheered,” Schrock said.
Teachers College Newsletter online
Are you an alumna or alumnus of The Teachers College at ESU? Do you
know about its online newsletter? During the 2003-04 year, the college
experimented with online editions of the newsletter, with great success more alumni notes were received last year than ever before. Distributing
the newsletter this way allows the publication of more newsletters
throughout the school year, keeping alumni, faculty, staﬀ, and other
interested viewers more current on the events and activities of the
Teachers College. To ﬁnd out more and view the Fall 2004 newsletter,
SPOTLIGHT SPRING 2005
Record-breaking football in 2004
The Hornet football team set several records during the
2004 season. Junior wide receiver J.J. Richard (Onaga)
caught 97 passes to break the ESU and MIAA records for
receptions in a season. Richard ended the regular season as
the top receiver in the nation and ranked 11th in receiving
Senior kicker Justin Gray (Liberal) shattered his own
ESU records for ﬁeld goals by nailing an MIAA-record 20
kicks during the season. He now owns the ESU records for
most made ﬁeld goals in a game (4), most in a season (20)
and most in a career (58) and holds the ESU record with
135 extra points. Gray ended the season ranked #1 in the
nation in made ﬁeld goals.
Senior quarterback Tad Hatﬁeld (Riverton) set several
ESU marks during the Hornets 46-43 Homecoming victory
over Missouri Southern. He ﬁnished the game 32 of 52 for
460 yards and ﬁve touchdowns and led the Hornets on a
six-play, 85-yard drive for the winning score with 1:33 left
in the game. It was the seventh time in his career he had
rallied ESU to a fourth-quarter comeback in his career.
Hatﬁeld became the Hornet’s record holder in season
passing yardage, career passing yardage, career TD passes
and his ﬁve TD passes tied the school record. He ended
his career with 6,697 yards passing and 46 TD passes and
became the ﬁrst Hornet QB to throw for over 3,000 yards
in a season.
Soccer enjoys first winning season,
names new coach
The Emporia State women’s soccer team recorded their ﬁrst
winning season in the programs four year history, ﬁnishing
with a 10-8-2 record and a third place ﬁnish in the MIAA.
Junior forward Brandie Booth (Emporia) led the MIAA
with 17 goals this year and set the school’s all-time points
record with 69 points on 31 goals and seven assists.
Senior midﬁelder Wendy Dunn (Alvin, Texas) twice tied
the MIAA assists record with three in a game and holds the
school’s single-season record with eleven on the year. She
became the ﬁrst ESU soccer player to be named ﬁrst-team
all-region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of
Ross Fogel has been named the new head coach for the
ESU soccer program. One of 89 formal applicants for the
position, he has spent the last four years building a program
at UC-Riverside from scratch. The Highlanders were 13-24 in 2004 and led the Big West Conference in scoring with
45 goals in 19 games.
in the classroom
Several Emporia State athletic teams were honored for
their performance in the classroom during the 2003-2004
academic year. The ESU softball team was the 11th ranked
team in the NFCA Academic Team list with a 3.365 team
GPA, the Lady Hornet basketball team was ranked 20th
academically by the WBCA with a 3.372 GPA, and the
ESU volleyball team was one of 31 teams recognized by the
AVCA for a team GPA of over 3.30. Nearly 55% of Hornet
student-athletes made the ESU Athletic Director’s Honor
Roll for maintaining a GPA of over 3.00 for a semester.
Maxine Mehus retired from coaching and resigned her
position as ESU’s head volleyball coach in January. Mehus
has compiled a 484-232 (.676) record since taking over at
ESU in 1988. During her tenure at ESU, Mehus coached
Hornet volleyball players to NAIA All-American honors six
times on the court and three times in the classroom.
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Through the Years
Jean (Lane) Tawney, Topeka, retired
after 16 years at Capital City School in
Marlow Ediger (MS ’60), North
Newton, has published “School
Climate and Learning” in Edutracks,
“Philosophy of Mathematics Instruction”
in Experiments in Education, “Teacher
Involvement to Evaluate Achievements”
in Education, “Science Learnings of
Old Order Amish” in The Hoosier
Schoolmaster, and “Peace Education
in the Curriculum” in Anland. He also
co-authored two textbooks, School
Organization and Relevancy in the
Elementary Curriculum. George Gish,
Tokyo, Japan, is a professor emeritus at
Aoyama Gakuin University.
John Leis, Woodhaven, N.Y., retired
after 33 years as assistant commissioner
of children services and now owns
Eleventh Mountain Farms and Vacational
House Rentals in upstate New York.
David Calvert, Wichita, was appointed
by the United States Access Board
to serve on the Courthouse Access
Advisory Committee. Darlene (Harz)
Harvey, Topeka, retired from Topeka
Public Schools after 39 years. Marilyn
(Baker) Hinshaw (MS ’70), Muskogee,
Okla., is the executive director of the
Eastern Oklahoma District Library
System. Mark Mersman, Chesterﬁeld,
Mo., received the Missouri Society of
Certiﬁed Public Accountants Max Myers
Distinguished Service Award. Gary
Sherrer, Leawood, was elected to the
National Bank of Kansas City board
of directors. He was also appointed
entrepreneur-in-residence for the
Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City,
Mo. Dean Thrasher (MS ’69), St. John,
retired after 39 years of teaching.
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Dianne (Davis) Adams (MS ’66),
Derby, retired from Derby Public
Schools after 32 years of teaching and is
an instructor/consultant for ESSDACK
at the Derby Learning Center. Ken
Stuke (TC ’69), Topeka, retired from
his counseling position at Seaman High
School, ending his 34-year career in
with the College of Arts and Sciences
Distinguished Teaching Award. Jean
(Rouland) Morford, Belton, Mo.,
has been promoted to chief of Farm
Program Applications Certiﬁcation
Group for the USDA/FSA ofﬁce in
Kansas City, Mo. Beverly (Knight)
Schneider, Ponca City, Okla., retired
after 21 years of teaching ﬁrst-grade for
Ponca City Public Schools.
Karen (Hind) Wall (MS ’70), Olathe,
retired after 21 years of teaching in the
De Soto School District.
Judith (Thoes) Gaut, Burlington,
retired after 27 years as a teacher and
administrator for Topeka Public Schools.
George Knittle, Olathe, has been a
senior ﬁnancial advisor for Waddell
& Reed for 19 years and handles
retirement plans for Kansas City area
schools. Charles McClellan, Radford,
Va., is professor and history chair at
Radford University. He was presented
John Deters (MS ’89), Topeka, retired
from Topeka West High School. Sherryl
(Pock) Longhofer (MS ’73, MS ’93),
Topeka, retired from her guidance
counseling position after 11 years at
Bailis Bell, Wichita, retired after 20
years as director of airports. John
Bortka, Louisville, Ky., is a teacher at
Coleridge-Taylor Montessori Elementary
School. Darrel Kellerman (MS
’75), Moran, is a superintendent for
Marmaton Valley, USD 256. Jim Kelly,
Independence, was presented the Vision
Guardian Award by the Independence
Chamber of Commerce. John Maack
John Summervill (BSE 1962, MS 1963), Softball Coach Stacey Gemeinhardt and
Barbara (Cooper) Summervill (BSE 1960, MS 1963) kicked oﬀ the Kansas State Fair
at ESU’s annual Fan Fair event on September 10.
(MA), Ness City, judged the 51st annual
Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit at the
Independence Historical Museum. Stan
Seidel (MS, EDS ’82), Topeka, retired
from his administrative position at
Topeka West High School. Suzy (Crisp)
Springer (MS ’87), Topeka, retired
from Highland Park High School in
Topeka after 29 years with Topeka Public
Brenda (Painter) Ascher, Salina,
is an executive director for Central
Kansas Cooperative in Education. Ann
(Dunhaupt) Birney (MLS ’77), Admire,
portrayed Amelia Earhart as part of the
Women’s History Month celebration at
Santa Fe Trail Center, Larned. Robert
Hartsook (MS ’72), Wrightsville
Beach, N.C., received the 2004 Spirit of
Philanthropy Award from the Center
on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Brian Hughes, Plano, Texas, is a global
call center process and training manager
for Electronic Data Systems. Donna
(Vickers) Peters (MS ’76), Shawnee,
retired from Kansas City, Kansas Public
Schools after 33 years as an elementary
school teacher. Jim Peters (MS ’76),
Shawnee, retired from Kansas City,
Kansas Public Schools after 34 years as
a middle school teacher. Mark Wilson
(MS ’74), Topeka, is director of special
education for Holton Special Education
Cooperative, USD 336.
L. Rich Farr, Topeka, retired after 24
years at Chase Middle School in Topeka.
Carolyn Rottman (MS), Cedar Rapids,
Neb., is a music specialist for Cedar
Rapids Public Schools.
Marc Galbraith (MLS), Topeka, was
appointed Acting Kansas State Librarian
by Governor Kathleen Sebelius.
South Central Kansas Alumni Chapter President Randy Steinert (BSB 1979) presented ESU
President Kay Schallenkamp with a $4,700 check during the Wichita State vs. ESU men’s
basketball exhibition game pre-game event on November 10. The funds were raised during
the chapter’s annual golf tournament and will be added to the South Central Kansas Alumni
Chapter Scholarship Fund.
Russ Hutchins, Lawrence, is the
principal of Ross Elementary in Topeka.
Peggy (Grandin) Lamm, Superior,
Colo., co-chaired the panel investigating
the University of Colorado’s football
program scandal. Paula (Browning)
Rolsing (MS), Topeka, retired after
teaching in Topeka Public Schools for 29
Nancy (Loeffer) Colley (MS ’76),
Riverside, Mo., is a special education
coordinator for Kansas City, Kansas
Public Schools. Gerald Henderson
(MS), Marion, is the superintendent for
Marion-Florence, USD 408. Patrick
McCreary, Hesston, is a senior cost
manager for Krause Corp. in Hutchinson.
Gerald Wiens (MS ’76), Marion, had
photographs featured in the President’s
Art Gallery at the Darbeth Fine Arts
Center at Southwestern College in
C. John Baricevic (MS), East St.
Louis, Ill., received the 2004 Leadership
Award from Focus St. Louis. Steve
Meeker, Wellington, is the principal
of Clearwater High School, USD 264.
David Omar (MS), Lawrence, is a
home loan consultant for Countrywide
Home Loans. Terry Parks, Phillipsburg,
retired as master trooper for the Kansas
Gary Bowne, Hickory, N.C., was
selected by the North Carolina Coaches
Association as the Shriner’s basketball
East-West All-Star Game West Team
head coach for the Summer of 2004.
Nancy (Ekstrom) Hubbard, Junction
City, is an elementary principal for USD
475. Tom Peterson (MS ’92), Emporia,
is an environmental scientist for ESU.
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Through the Years
The ESU Ambassadors celebrated
their twentieth anniversary during
Homecoming 2004. Pictured (left
to right) are members of the original
1984 Ambassadors: Lyn Scott (BA
1987), Rueben Perez (BS 1985, MS
1989), J.D. Schramm (BFA 1985),
former alumni director Dave Eldridge
(BSB 1962, MS 1968) and some guy
we don’t know.
Stan Frownfelter, Kansas City, is the
president of K.C. Fluid Power Inc.
Claire (Fruechting) Meredith,
Bartlesville, Okla., is a project manager
for ConocoPhillips. Jean Rush,
McLouth, is the superintendent for
the McLouth School District. Michael
Savage, Elmhurst, Ill., is director of the
Service-Learning Program and associate
professor of kinesiology at Elmhurst
College. He received a President’s Award
for Excellence in Teaching in 2004. Kevin
Shepard (MS ’78), Independence, is the
director of special education for TriCounty Special Education Coop. John
Snow (MLS), Samut Prakan, Thailand,
is a lecturer for Assumption University.
Tom Trigg (MS), Shawnee, is the
superintendent of the Blue Valley School
Paul Hawkins (MLS ’82), Hutchinson,
is the new director of the South
Central Kansas Library System. Julie
McNickle, Carbondale, is an educational
information representative for Kansas
Lowell Ghosey (MS ’80), Olathe, is
the director of secondary personnel for
USD 233, Olathe.
Carrie (Strathman) Jacobs (MS
’82), Leawood, is a certiﬁed retirement
and health and wellness coach. Jeff
Roblez, Olathe, was reappointed to the
American Institute of Certiﬁed Public
Accountant’s Joint Trial Board.
Donald Hapward (MA), Wichita,
is employed at Wichita Collegiate
School. Bob Moore, Wichita, has been
recognized in the 2004 edition of the
National Register’s Who’s Who in
Executives and Professionals. He is the
ﬁrst vice-president and senior ﬁnancial
advisor for Merrill Lynch. Felicia
(Williams) Nelson, Kansas City, is a
teacher for Kansas City, Kansas Public
Schools. Nedra Rogers, Lawrence, won
the Langston Hughes Creative Writing
SPOTLIGHT SPRING 2005
Richard Ehinger (MS), Palmetto Bay,
Fla., teaches math and science and
coaches girl’s basketball at Gulliver
Academy in Miami, Fla. Janice
Grochowsky, CSJ (AS), Dodge City,
earned a Licentiate in Canon Law from
the Catholic University of America
in Washington, D.C. She currently
ministers in the Diocese of Dodge
City as chancellor and director of the
Marriage Tribunal. Andrea (Leonhart)
Wecker, Leavenworth, teaches art at
Lansing Intermediate and won the 2004
Leavenworth area Teacher of the Year
Tim Wolken, Colorado Springs, Colo.,
is the director of Parks and Leisure
Services for El Paso County, Colo.
Wilma (Johnson) Kasnic (MS),
Muskogee, Okla., retired as ﬁnancial aid
director for ESU.
Annette (Shawz) Antilla, North Hills,
Calif., is a third-grade teacher for the
Los Angeles school district. Rueben
Perez (MS ’89), Kansas City, Mo., is
the new assistant dean of students and
director of the Student Involvement and
Leadership Center at the University
of Kansas. Janet (Tinley) Walker,
Cleburne, Texas, is a curriculum specialist
for Cleburne ISD.
Laura (Martin) Autrey (MLS), Topeka,
retired after 43 years with Topeka
Public Schools. Barbara (List) Fike
(MBA ’88), Navarre, Fla., is an account
executive for The Listener Group Inc.
Immanuel Karuppumanil (MBA),
Lansdale, Penn., is a partner with Grant
Thornton in Philadelphia, Penn. Sheryl
Leeds (MS ’01), Emporia, is the principal
of Admire Elementary School in Admire.
Jeff Berthot, Bryan, Texas, is a certiﬁed
physician assistant and athletic trainer
at Central Texas Sports Medicine and
Orthopaedics. Alan Woodard, Maize,
was promoted to senior vice president,
commercial lending for CornerBank in
Douglas Tomlinson, Wichita, is
assistant to the controller for Transitions
Group. Edward West (MS ’90), Topeka,
is the principal of Jefferson West High
School in Meriden.
Rick Larsen, Mesquite, Texas, is a
photojournalist for KDFW Fox 4, Dallas.
Kenneth Patterson, Bellevue, Neb.,
is a physical therapist at Creighton
University Medical Center’s Twin Creek
Melanie DeMoss (MS), Olathe, is
an elementary principal for USD 233,
Olathe. Allen Petz (MS), Inman, is
principal for Chaparral High School in
Anthony. Marsha (Hatch) Reves,
Olathe, is a kindergarten teacher at
Sunnyside Elementary School. Jim
Weishaar, Alexandria,Va., is the
assistant director for accounting and
ﬁnance policy for the Department of
Jeff Hayes (MS, EDS ’93), Salina, is
the coordinator of special education
for the Central Kansas Cooperative
in Education. Tim Reves (MS ’98, MS
’00), Olathe, is the principal of Heritage
Elementary School. Greg Schmaderer,
Adel, Iowa, is a programmer for Allied
Insurance in Des Moines. John Willey
(MA ’94), Shawnee Mission, is an agent
with Country Insurance and Financial
Scott Bacon (MS), Olathe, is the new
principal at Blue Valley High School.
Darrin Daugherty (MLS), Wathena,
is the Captain of the 2nd BN 130th Field
Artillery HHS Battery in Hiawatha’s
Kansas National Guard and was called to
active duty in Iraq for force protection
duties. Kay (McCormick) Gerdes
(MBA), Emporia, was promoted to
assistant comptroller of Protection
One. Judy (Shields) Hudson (MS),
Bloomﬁeld, N.M., is an instructor and
director of Early Childhood Education at
San Juan College, Farmington, N.M.
Nikki Barnes, Emporia, is a web
applications developer/analyst for TCS
at ESU. Laura (Hamilton) Drennon,
Mission, is a senior accountant in
the audit department for the Kansas
City ofﬁce of BKD, LLP. Russell Fine,
Lawrence, is an international distribution
planner for Payless Shoe Source. Mark
Fox (MS), Newton, is the admissions
counselor and assistant men’s basketball
coach for Newman University. John
Gresham (BSE ’96), Kansas City, Mo.,
is an instructional coach for Westport
Middle Academy. Scott Snavely
(BSE ’02), Spring Hill, is an alternative
educator at TLC Academy in Olathe.
ESU President Kay Schallenkamp (left)
visited with Frank Karnes (BA 1948) and
his wife, Dixie, during an alumni reception
in Lincoln, Neb. on September 22.
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Through the Years
Shane Beavers, Topeka, is a member of
the Leadership Greater Topeka Class of
2004. Michelle (Deatrick) Cannon,
Columbia, S.C., received a dual MA in
Human Resources Management and
Human Resources Development from
Webster University. Jennifer (Barton)
Garrett, Enid, Okla., is the director of
social services for Adoption Services
of Oklahoma. Therese Kinney (MLS),
Albuquerque, N.M., is a development
research manager for the University
of New Mexico. Karen Meats (MS),
McPherson, is a member of the
Leadership McPherson Class of 2004.
Heather (Luginbill) Fangmann
(MA ’03), El Dorado, is an English/
creative writing teacher, KAY and NHS
sponsor for El Dorado High School. She
was named the USD 490 Secondary
Educator of the Year. Christopher
Franks, New Orleans, La., is a unit
sales manager for Bankers Life and
Casualty. Bill Flynn, Tonganoxie, is a
senior ofﬁcer for the U.S. Department
of Justice. Joni (Fay) Gonzales,
Topeka, is a special education teacher
for Eisenhower Middle School. Pam
Lewis (MS), Shawnee, is the principal
of Crestview Elementary in Merriam.
Susan Schank (MLS), Parkville, Mo., is
the library media specialist at Southeast
Elementary in the Park Hill School
District. She has been awarded the FOX
4 Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in
Teaching, the Wal-Mart Teacher of the
Year award and was elected co-vice
president of the Greater Kansas City
Association of School Librarians. Sarah
(Miller) Stump, Emporia, is a senior
administrative specialist for the Teachers
College at ESU.
SPOTLIGHT SPRING 2005
Kelli Edmonds, Gilbert, Ariz., is a vice
president for Chase Auto Finance in
Phoenix. Traci Hammes (MS ’01),
Goddard, is the assistant principal at
Goddard High School. Tracy (Jones)
Tucker, Norwich, is a second-year
resident at the University of Kansas
School of Medicine-Wichita Family
Medicine Residency Program at Wesley
Medical Center in Wichita.
Jennifer (Adcock) Collins, Americus,
is an administrative assistant to the
athletic director of the ESU Athletic
Department. Kim (Smith) Glover
(MA ’03, MLS ’04), Emporia, is a
reference/instructional librarian for the
William Allen White Library at ESU.
Jim Johnson, Wichita, is a manager in
the tax department of Grant Thornton.
Wendy (Helsel) Just, Garden City,
graduated with a Doctorate in Pharmacy
from the University of Kansas School
of Pharmacy and is a pharmacist for St.
Catherine Hospital. Bob Kickner (MS),
Auburn, Wash., is the athletic director
at Green River Community College.
Amy Waters (MA ’00), Columbia, Mo.,
is a reference specialist for the State
Historical Society of Missouri.
Lori (Metz) Greeson (MS ’03),
Olathe, is a ﬁfth-grade teacher at Prairie
Center Elementary. Rachel (Schemm)
Wohletz, Waverly, is a customer service
representative for Lyndon State Bank.
Tara (Watson) Barnhill, McLouth,
is the center director for YES Learning
Center. Todd Cartwright, Fort
Scott, is a physical therapist for Mercy
Hospital. Melissa Koch, Overland Park,
is the owner of An Apple A Day Gifts
and Cards in Olathe. Jessica Malott,
Lenexa, is a teacher for De Soto, USD
232. Donald Morﬁtt, Emporia, is
application programmer/analyst II for
TCS at ESU. Shawn Shoemaker,
Emporia, is a system software program
analyst for ESU. Jodi Strickler, Andover,
was elected Area 2 Representative for
the Kansas Scholastic Press Association.
Christopher Bundy, Carbondale, is a
branch manager for Wells Fargo Financial
in Wichita. Brenda Carmichael,
Emporia, is director of Outreach
Student Services for Allen County
Community College in Burlingame.
(From left) Paul Jeﬀerson (BSB 1982), Kent Kennedy (BSB 1981, MS 1983), Jeannie Fine,
Michael Fine (BS 1982) and Rich Morrell (BSE 1979, MS 1982) at the Douglas County
Afterhours event in Lawrence on October 6.
Jack Hobbs, Andover, is an associate
attorney for Wallace, Saunders, Austin,
Brown & Enochs. Jacob Holle,
Wichita, is a teacher for Goddard High
School in Goddard. Melissa Reves,
Westmoreland, was awarded the Kansas
Horizon Award, which recognizes
exemplary ﬁrst-year teachers. Heather
(Smith) Snyder, Emporia, is the
resource room teacher at Reading
Elementary in Reading. Monica (Stuby)
Spencer, Bartlesville, Okla., is a new
venture/investment accountant at
ConocoPhillips. Kelli (Lore) White
(MA ’03), Overland Park, has poetry
featured in Arizona State University’s
literary magazine, Hayden’s Ferry Review.
Candace Boardman (MA), Council
Grove, is director of the Kansas MLS
Program for the School of Library
and Information Management at ESU.
Deanna (Stinemetz) Deibert,
Shawnee, is a sixth-grade teacher for the
Basehor-Linwood school district. Joshua
Deibert, Shawnee, is a technician for
the De Soto school district. Kristin
Gubera (MS), Joplin, is the assistant
manager for Freeman Health System’s
Nutricity. Rochelle (Wilson)
Kohlmeier (MS ’04), Emporia, is an
admissions counselor at ESU. Heather
Leverington, Emporia, is an assistant
track and ﬁeld coach at ESU. Aaron
Sinclair, Overland Park, is the banking
center manager for Hillcrest Bank in
Olathe. Amanda Trei, Topeka, is an
elementary resource teacher. Deena
(Holloway) Wilson, Emporia, is an
admissions counselor for ESU.
Elizabeth Barnum, Olathe, is
an admissions outreach specialist/
ambassador coordinator for Johnson
County Community College in Overland
Park. William Browning, Madison,
performed the role of Count Ceprano in
the Wichita Grand Opera’s production
of Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto. Andrea
Gilligan, Paola, is the middle and high
Steve Sell (BSE 1970) and Rod Turner (BSE 1971, MS 1974) attend the November 10
Wichita State vs. ESU men’s basketball exhibition pre-game event. Sell is the only male student
to have run for the Miss Peggy Pedagog title in ESU history, which he did as part of the Men’s
school level instrumental music teacher
for Prairie View Schools in LaCygne, and
a music teacher for Fontana Elementary
in Fontana. Art Gutierrez, Emporia,
is the micro computer support tech I
for ESU’s library. Erin Kelley, Topeka,
is a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper
in Shawnee County. Traci Kessler,
Emporia, is an admissions counselor
for ESU. Robbie Koerperich (MS),
Holbrook, Ariz., is the principal at Indian
Wells Elementary School. Jennifer
(Duncan) Lambert, Springﬁeld, Mo., is
a preschool teacher for University Child
Care Center at Southwest Missouri
State University. Jessi (Decker) Moors,
Manhattan, is a ﬁnancial aid counselor
for Manhattan Christian College.
Nathan Padilla, Alpharetta, Ga., is
a sports and camp director for the
Forsyth County Family YMCA. Ashley
Ross, Olathe, is a Kansas City marketing
coordinator for the Lifelong Learning
Department of ESU. Amy Simon,
Wichita, is a marketing coordinator
for the Lifelong Learning Department
of ESU. Ali Sprague, Emporia, is the
assistant women’s basketball coach for
ESU. Christina Sudbeck, Emporia, is
a senior administrative specialist for
University Facilities at ESU.
Jake Akehurst (MS), Kansas City,
Mo., is an education team coordinator
at the University of Missouri-Kansas
City. Adrienne Collins, Emporia, is
a graduate assistant for Multicultural
Services at ESU. Falco Grehl, Wichita,
is an executive team leader with Target.
Janice (Reed) Grehl, Wichita, is an
executive team leader with Target.
Valerie Knight (MA, MLS), Emporia,
is a program coordinator for Lifelong
Learning at ESU. Lauren Loucks (MS),
Emporia, is an instructor in the Health,
Physical Education and Recreation
Department at ESU. Erin Methvin,
Topeka, is an outbound team leader for
Target. Beth Nickerson, Lenexa, is a
theatre and yearbook teacher at Santa
Fe Trail Junior High School in Olathe.
Tina (Heaton) Salmans, Americus,
is a teacher for Emporia, USD 253.
Sherman Smith, Emporia, is a copy
editor for the Topeka Capital Journal.
Amy Wilson, Ottawa, is a ﬁfth-grade
teacher for Lincoln Elementary School.
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Through the Years
David Adams (BS 2003) and Amy
Stueve (BSE 2003), on June 5, 2004.
Ryan Arndt and Amanda Kershner
(BSE 2004), on May 22, 2004. James
Bolton and Andrea Chikezie (BA
2004), on August 7, 2004. Brian Boyer
and Christy Forester (BS 2002), on
May 22, 2004. William Bryan (BSB
2000) and Stephanie Hupp (BSN
2004), on June 19, 2004. Jason Buessing
(BS 2000) and Laura Lawless, on April 24,
2004. Todd Cartwright (BS 2000) and
Tracy Knopp, on September 11, 2004.
Tom Crawford and Becky Brinkmeyer
(BFA 2003), April 17, 2004. Mark Dodge
and Jill Grosdidier (BSE 2002), on June
19, 2004. Jason Frazier and Stephanie
Reece (BSN 2004), on January 9, 2004.
Terry Gann (BS 2003) and Tracie
Vincent, on June 26, 2004. Joel Gerdes
(BSB 2004) and Nicole Woods (CS),
on May 22, 2004. Matt Goodrich (BSB
1996) and Angela Tolin, on April 17,
2004. Frank Gould (BSB 1990) and
Heather Bosworth (BSE 1999), on
May 1, 2004. Falco Grehl (BSB 2004)
and Janice Reed (BSB 2004), on June 5,
2004. Andrew Haffner (BSB 2003) and
Julie Korphage (BSE 2003), on July 3,
2004. John Harms (CS) and Amanda
Grimley (CS), on May 29, 2004.
Stanley Hearn and Lauralee Krueger
(BSE 1969), on May 8, 2004. Kevin
Ready to cheer on the Lady Hornets as
they challenged the K-State women’s
basketball team during an exhibition game
on November 9 are Connie Baumgardner,
University Advancement executive director
Boyce Baumgardner (BS 1964), Chuck
Stuart (BSE 1947, MS 1953) and Marion
(Choate) Stuart (BSE 1947, MS 1966).
SPOTLIGHT SPRING 2005
Hildebrand (BSE 2002, BSE 2002) and
Amy Roggenkamp, on June 5, 2004. Greg
Huffmaster (FS) and Jamie Crabb
(CS), on June 12, 2004. Brian Hughes
(BS 2004) and Meghan Bussing (BFA
2004), on June 5, 2004. Ryan Ingram
(BS 1999) and Jana Oman (BSN 2000),
on September 25, 2004. Ryan Johnston
and Amy Best (BSE 2001), on July 31,
2004. Joshua Lambert (MLS 2003)
and Jennifer Duncan (BSE 2003), on
January 3, 2004. Jay Larsen (BSB 1991)
and Penny Shoemaker, on June 26, 2004.
Brad Loudon and Courtney Hoyt
(BSE 1996), on June 26, 2004. Charles
Maggard (BSB 2001) and Heidi Doyle,
on June 12, 2004. Jason Manhart (BSE
1998) and Jamie Heimberger (BSE
1993), on March 20, 2004. Paul Niland
and Rose William (BSE 1974, MS 1980,
MLS 1990), on July 10, 2004. Michael
Previty and Ashley Dick (BS 2003),
on May 7, 2004. Aaron Quarles (BSE
2003) and Danielle Slater, on May 8,
2004. Brian Rausch (BFA 2001) and
Melinda Born (BSE 2003, BSE 2003),
on March 27, 2004. Daniel Sage and Lisa
Plamann (BSE 1998), on July 17, 2004.
Timothy Schultz and Rebecca Clasen
(BSE 2003), on July 17, 2004. Dan
Schumaker (BSB 1992) and Brenda
Sommer, on May 7, 2004. Samuel Seiders
and Jill Perry (BSE 1998), on August
7, 2004. Robert Shipp V and Jasmine
Heili (BS 2000), on December 27, 2003.
Cameron Smith (BSB 2004) and
Amber Wilkinson (BS 2004), on June
19, 2004. Cody Snyder (BS 2003) and
Heather Smith (BSE 2001), on May
31, 2003. Aaron Spencer and Monica
Stuby (BSB 2001), on September 4,
2004. Scott Stormont (BS 1997) and
Helena Oakleaf (BSN 2001), on July
10, 2004. Robert Toedman (MS 1997)
and Sara Railsback, on March 6, 2004.
Greg Watt (BFA 2002) and Misty
Cooper, on July 10, 2004. Matt Wilkens
and Jennifer Hensley (BS 1997), on
June 1, 2004. Casey Wilson and Deena
Holloway (BS 2002), on September
4, 2004. Derek Wohlgemuth (BSB
2002) and Marcey Coons (BSN 2004),
on May 29, 2004. George Wong (BFA
1993) and Kristin Miller, on May 8, 2004.
Richard Yates (BFA 2001) and Angela
Tajchman (BSB 2003), on May 1, 2004.
Landen Jacob Allen, son, born to
Jim Allen (BSE 1993, MS 1997) and
Adrienne Allen, on July 21, 2004. Lacey
Renee Antilla, daughter, born to
Dennis Antilla and Annette (Shaw)
Antilla (BSE 1985), on October 9,
2003. Julia Scott Barron, daughter,
born to Brad Barron (BS 1994) and
Brynn (Adams) Barron (BFA 1992),
on September 29, 2003. Mya Elizabeth
Don Edwards (BSB 1953), Willa Edwards,
Virginia (Briix) Lowther (BSE 1953), Mim
(Pugh) Hiesterman (FS 1957) and Donna
(Tippie) Taylor (BSE 1979) at the President’s
Club Fall Event, October 30.
Bledsoe, daughter, born to Jenifer
Bledsoe (BS 2000), on August 30, 2004.
Lauren Paige Butler, daughter, born
to Myron Butler and Susan ThomasButler (BFA 1991), on March 29, 2004.
Emma Noel Cahill, daughter, born to
Daniel Cahill and Christina (Brown)
Cahill (BS 1993), on May 17, 2003. John
Ralph Clark III, son, born to John
Clark (BSB 1998) and Isabel Clark,
on April 16, 2004. Lindsay Kaitlynn
Cochran, daughter, born to Walt
Cochran (MA 2000) and Tracy Cochran,
on August 27, 2003. John Albert Cosse,
son, born to Michael Cosse (BSB
1999) and Anoland Cosse, on July 21,
2004. Parker Logan Dawdy, son, born
to Theodore Dawdy (BSE 1995, BSE
1995) and Angela (Kneisel) Dawdy
(BSE 1995), April 12, 2004. Eli Ray
Denton, son, born to Tyson Denton and
Amanda (Johnson) Denton (BSN
1998), on July 27, 2004. Liam Kevin
Dixon, son, born to Martin Dixon and
Diane (Ward) Dixon (BFA 1992), on
February 3, 2004. MacKenzie Dawn
Franklin, daughter, born to Joseph
Franklin and Amanda (McDowell)
Franklin (BSE 2001), September 3,
2004. Grant David Fulkerson, son,
born to Rachel Fulkerson (BSE 2000),
on January 18, 2004. Sheridan Leigh
Garbe, daughter, born to Joe Garbe
(BSB 1992) and Lisa Garbe, on April 26,
2004. Amanda Kaye Gibbs, daughter,
born to Phil Gibbs and Jenny (Evans)
Gibbs (BSB 1995), on August 26, 2003.
Braden Gilbert, son, born to Joshua
Gilbert (BS 1999) and Julie (O’Neill)
Gilbert (BS 1997), on October 8, 2004.
Jackson Lee Grifﬁth, son, born to
Terry Grifﬁth (BS 1994, BSE 1999) and
Jill (VanSickle) Grifﬁth (BSE 1995, MS
2003), on June 24, 2004. Trisha Lynn
Heitschmidt, daughter, born to Todd
Heitschmidt (BS 1986, MS 1988) and
Terri Heitschmidt, on April 29, 2004.
Brayden Michael Herrman, son, born
to Jeremiah Herrman (BSB 1997,
MBA 1999) and Deann (Hobson)
Herrman (BSB 1999), on October 14,
2004. Tagen Blayne Hill, son, born to
Eric Hill and Laura (Schutter) Hill
(BSB 2000), on August 15, 2004. Dylan
Thomas Huggard, son, born to John
Huggard (FS) and Kristen (Goetz)
Huggard (BSE 1998), on July 6, 2004.
William Stewart Jones, son, born to
Brad Jones (BGS 1992) and Amy Jones,
on March 26, 2004. Conner Bryant
Kueser, son, born to Craig Kueser
(BS 1996) and Carie Haag-Kueser
(BSE 1998, MA 2001), on August 24,
2004. Tristyn Ryann Kurtenbach,
daughter, born to Ryan Kurtenbach and
Melissa (Owen) Kurtenbach (BSB
1999), on September 10, 2003. Dalton
Parker Mantz, son, born to Dean
Mantz and Jennifer (Brown) Mantz
(BSE 1995, MS 1999), on June 11, 2004.
Bennett Richard McNickle, son,
born to Daniel McNickle (BSE 2001)
and Jennifer (Messick) McNickle
(BSE 2003), on July 16, 2004. Isabela
Noelle Marie Ortega, daughter, born
to Eric Ortega and Shanda (Patteson)
Ortega (BSE 1998, MS 2002), on May
3, 2004. Bailey Gene Pierce, daughter,
born to Lonny Pierce and Lisa Pierce
(EDS 2003), on May 3, 2004. Braden
Dean Reed, son, born to Matt Reed
and Sherry (Carolan) Reed (BSE
1998), March 31, 2004. Camden Noah
Ripperger, son, born to Jeff Ripperger
(BIS 2000) and Tara (Roper)
Ripperger (BSB 1998), on July 9, 2004.
Allison Marie Schmelzle, daughter,
born to Kirby Schmelzle (BSB 1991)
and Kristin Schmelzle, on December 5,
2003. Hannah Elizabeth Schmitt,
daughter, born to Kevin Schmitt (FS
2001) and Angela (Turpin) Schmitt
(BS 1999, MS 2001), on September 20,
2004. Serena Lee Ann Schmitz,
daughter, born to Thomas Schmitz
(BSE 1991, MS 2002) and Tracy (Krull)
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Through the Years
Sturgeon, daughter, born
to Wyatt Sturgeon (BSB 1997, MBA
1999) and Carla (Cook) Sturgeon
(BSB 1998) on June 17, 2004. Allison
Taylor daughter, born to
James Taylor and Angela (Wessling)
Taylor (MS 1998), on May 9, 2004.
Emily Estelle Webster,
born to Matthew Webster (BFA
1997) and Chrissa (Hess) Webster
(BS 1997, BA 1999), on October 22,
2003. Tayler Rose Williams, daughter,
born to Chris Williams and Megan
(Hoffhines) Williams (BSB 1994), on
October 28, 2003. Rachel Lorrene
Zimmerman, daughter, born to
Matthew Zimmerman (BS 2002) and
Sarah (Duncan) Zimmerman (BSB
2002), on April 22, 2004.
William Allen White Library’s “Librarian
Corky” awaits judging in Kellogg Circle
during the second annual Parade of
Corkys, part of the 2004 Homecoming
Schmitz (BSE 1995), on July 21, 2004.
Kate Elizabeth Simnitt, daughter,
born to Kent Simnitt (BS 1987)
and Lisa Simnitt, on March 24, 2004.
Jaysson Michael Snavely, son, born
to Scott Snavely (BS 1994, BSE 2002)
and Jacqueline Snavely, on February 5,
2004. Henry David Stadler, son, born
to Phillip Stadler (BSN 1999) and
Suzanne (Kronoshek) Stadler (BSN
2002), on July 27, 2004. Alyssa LeMay
Stastny, daughter, born to Leonard
Stastny and Carrie (Kirk) Stastny
(BS 2001), on February 20, 2004. Jenna
Grace Steinkamp, daughter, born
to Chad Steinkamp (BIS 2000) and
Estie Steinkamp, on July 20, 2004. Rorie
SPOTLIGHT SPRING 2005
A. (O’Brien) Page (LC 1923),
Ashland, Ohio, June 27, 2004. Helen C.
(Truitt) Gamer (LC 1926), Wichita,
October 16, 2004. Clara (Reed)
Morgan (FS 1926), Texas, May 27, 2004.
N. Maxine (Ward) Robinson (LC
1927, BSE 1933), Chanute, May 14, 2004.
Robert D. McKim (FS 1928), Leawood,
October 20, 2004.
Loy E. Harris (BSE 1930), Worland,
Wyo., November 12, 2004. *Vesta L.
(Saffer) Taylor (LC 1931), Emporia,
August 2, 2004. Wayne E. Mase (BSE
1932, MS 1940), Saline, May 14, 2004.
Laura E. (Kleiber) Safford (BSE
1932), McPherson, December 15, 2004.
Maudene D. (Davis) Vanderpool
(BSE 1932), Dallas, Texas, September 11,
2004. Dorothy E. (Rice) Kusmaul
(BSE 1933, MS 1935), Emporia, October
8, 2004. Amber (McCoy) Resh (BSE
1933), Pasadena, Calif., February 21,
2003. Agnes E. Seevers (BS 1933),
Wichita, October 9, 2004. Carlene M.
(Guﬂer) White (BSB 1933), Council
Grove, August 4, 2004. Margaret J.
Widick (BSE 1933), Atchison, June 16,
2004. June L. (Plumley) Hoffman
(BSE 1935), Belleville, November 29,
2003. Mildred B. Loefﬂer (BSE
1935), Manhattan, May 26, 2004. Floyd
C. Denton (BME 1936), Mesa, Ariz.,
June 13, 2004. Edna R. (Schneider)
Hammond (BSE 1936), Denver, Colo.,
July 25, 2004. Leona (Kroening)
Strand (LC 1936), Hutchinson, January
25, 2004. Richard A. Goff (BSE 1937),
Ashland, Ore., April 28, 2003. Lena E.
(Plumley) (San Romani) Helton
(BME 1937), Emporia, October 18, 2004.
Helen J. (Minaker) Kelliher (BSE
1937), Citrus Heights, Calif., June 29,
2004. Cecil L.Vannaman (FS 1937),
Kiowa, November 26, 2004. F. Lavon
(Jones) Dillon (BS 1938), Springﬁeld,
Ore., February 21, 2004. Bill I. Martin
Jr. (BSE 1938), Commerce, Texas,
August 11, 2004. Martin was the bestselling author of books such as Brown
Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? He
was a 1965 Distinguished Alumnus.
*Hazel E. Swenson (BSE 1938),
Wichita, December 16, 2003. Mildred
D. (Davidson) Barr (BS 1939, LC
1939), Matteson, Ill., July 31, 2004. Ruth
M. (Schottler) Douglass (BSE 1939),
Phoenix, Ariz., July 5, 2004. Edward L.
Owens (BSB 1939), Topeka, December
7, 2004. Clara L. Patten (BSE 1939),
Denver, Colo., April 28, 2004. Eileen M.
(Kirby) Rima (BSE 1939), Shell Knob,
Mo., January 23, 2003.
Evelyn J. Houk (BSE 1940), Emporia,
July 5, 2004. William E. Humphrey
(BA 1940), Emporia, August 19, 2004.
Josephine F. (Finnerty) McMahon
(BSE 1940), Crozet,Va., April 4, 2004.
Daryl E. Nichols (BSB 1940, MS
1951), Woodbridge,Va., March 28, 2004.
Burton D. Harrison (BSE 1941),
Centralia, Wash., January 22, 2004.
Harrison was a 1977 Distinguished
Alumnus. Roland Juhnke (BSE 1941),
Hillsboro, August 10, 2004. Dorothy
J. (Hudson) Knopf (FS 1941), Peoria,
Ill., June 15, 2004. Lois F. Kohler (BSE
1941), San Diego, Calif., March 7, 2004.
Florence E. Miller (BSE 1941), Lebo,
June 24, 2004. Betty F. (Carter)
Manning (BSE 1942), Novato, Calif.,
May 10, 2004. Alva F. Riggle (BSB
1942), Tombstone, Ariz., February 24,
2004. Dorothy A. (Losey) Peters
(BSE 1943), Avon Lake, Ohio, May 4,
2004. Daryl Errett (BA 1944), Goleta,
Calif., November 18, 2004. Doris
O. Brunner (BS 1945, MS 1954, MS
1954), San Bernardino, Calif., March
30, 2004. John M. Danner (FS 1945),
Lancaster, Ohio, April 24, 2003. Ardis J.
(Biegle) Lemons (BSE 1945), Wichita,
August 8, 2004. John L. Conkling
(BA 1946, MS 1961), Langdon, June 8,
2004. Gloria L. (Davidson) Groh
(BA 1946), Springﬁeld, Mo., November
8, 2003. *Donald L. Jacka Sr. (BSE
1946, MS 1967), Leavenworth, August
23, 2004. Kenneth S. Kimmel (BSE
1946), Federal Way, Wash., July 4, 2004.
Armin E. Soph Jr. (FS 1946), Atchison,
March 21, 2004. F. Charlene White
(BSE 1946), Alexandria,Va., March 19,
2004. William “Bud” R. Foster (BSE
1947, MS 1953), Kansas City, June 5,
2004. Jean (Fladger) Shanelec (BSE
1947), Ellsworth, June 8, 2004. Charles
P. Hall (BME 1948), Stillwater, Okla.,
May 16, 2004. Francis H.Taylor (BSE
1948, MS 1952), Kingman, December 22,
2004. Walter E. Erickson (BSB 1949),
Madison, October 12, 2004. Bob S.
Smith (BSE 1949), Amarillo, Texas, July
10, 2003. Emma J. (Drum) Tilley (BSE
1949), Topeka, May 22, 2004.
Kay R. Evans (FS 1950), Phoenix,
Ariz., September 11, 2004. Adelia
Ray (BSB 1950), Wichita, September
7, 2004. Benedict F. Granosky (BSE
1951), Kansas City, October 18, 2004.
Maynard L. Mayberry (BSE 1951),
Hampton,Va., November 29, 2003.
Dixie L. (Day) Sigler (FS 1951),
Lawrence, August 23, 2004. Fayetta
L. Hampton (BSE 1952), Wichita,
May 6, 2004. Carolyn F. (Lambert)
Henderson (BSE 1952), Neosho
Rapids, December 23, 2004. Rodney L.
Williamson (BSB 1952), Salina, July 29,
2004. *Bernice M. (Jones) Winter
(BSE 1952, MS 1956), Emporia, June
28, 2004. William T. Rand Jr. (BSB
1953), Randallstown, Md., April 1, 2004.
Evelyn L. (Stitt) Falk (BSE 1954,
MS 1958), Topeka, December 10, 2004.
Billy L. Fowler (MS 1954), Topeka,
June 3, 2004. Herbert L. Gosser (BSE
1954, MS 1956, EDS 1964), Argonia,
October 17, 2004. Lottie L. Norris
(BSE 1954, MS 1965), Beloit, December
4, 2004. R. L. Coberly (BSE 1955),
Chamblee, Ga., April 3, 2004. John D.
Couch (BSE 1955), Topeka, September
25, 2004. Mary R. (Dillman) Grifﬁth
(BME 1955), West Sacramento, Calif.,
November 18, 2003. Donald L. Musick
(MS 1955), Concordia, February 9, 2004.
Margaret A. (Shea) Hartman (BSE
1957), Richmond, Mo., July 20, 2004.
Irabel N. (Harper) Oak (BSE 1957),
Macksville, March 10, 2004. Harold
D. Goff (BA 1958), Las Vegas, Nev.,
May 23, 2004. James J. Armstrong
Sr. (BS 1958), Hiawatha, October 24,
2004. Peggy E. (Eckles) Poland (BSE
1958), Kansas City, Mo., April 15, 2004.
Harry E. Reed Jr. (BSE 1958, MS 1964),
Topeka, August 25, 2004. Richard R.
Thompson (BSE 1958), Houston, Texas,
July 26, 2004. Boyd D. Baxter (BS
1959), Columbia, Mo., May 2, 2004. Bill
D. Davis (BSE 1959), Milltown, N.J., May
28, 2004. Enola F. (Wendland) Keil
(BSE 1959), Manhattan, November 17,
2004. Richard K. Moore (BSE 1959,
MS 1969), La Porte, Ind., July 14, 2004.
Gwendolyn M. (Morgan) Pullins
(BSE 1959, MS 1968), Council Grove,
June 2, 2004. Donald P. Renollet (BSE
1959), Wichita, August 28, 2003.
Robert A. Day (BSB 1960), Jupiter, Fla.,
October 4, 2003. Kathleen (Shields)
Dieker (MS 1960), Kalamazoo, Mich.,
October 23, 2003. Dorothy D. (Jones)
Greer (MA 1960), Estes Park, Colo.,
March 9, 2004. Harley B. King (MS
1960), Iola, October 20, 2004. Harold
E. Schrader (BSE 1960, MA 1961),
Council Grove, June 20, 2004. Darrell S.
Sjoblom (BSE 1960, MS 1965), Gravois
Mill, Mo., August 13, 2004. Harold E.
Fraizer (MS 1961), Salina, May 7, 2004.
Blanche L. Key (BSB 1961), Emporia,
June 6, 2004. Lawrence M. Pell (BSE
1961), Overland Park, September 16,
2004. Eldon R. Carter (BSE 1962),
Salina, July 25, 2004. Elsie H. Friday
(BSE 1962), Marion, December 7, 2003.
Ellen B. (Blaser) Rook (BSE 1962),
Clay Center, June 11, 2004. Larry E.
Valentine (BA 1962), Emporia, August
5, 2004. Mildred K. (Rieff) Moreland
(BSE 1963), Wichita, July 9, 2004. Gladys
A. (Bickerdike) Garver (BSE 1963),
Wellington, April 6, 2004. Jean K.
(Johnson) McCrary (BSE 1963, MS
1965), El Cajon, Calif., November 8, 2003.
Addie L. (Jones) Skaggs (BSE 1963),
Warsaw, Mo., October 5, 2004. *Bonita
L. (Kuhlman) VerBrugge (BSB 1963),
Manhattan, September 16, 2004. Duff
D. Wagoner III (BSE 1963, MS 1967),
Topeka, May 31, 2004. Herbert L.
Deines (MS 1964), Norton, November
25, 2003. Roberta S. (Lytle) Grob (MS
1964), Wichita, August 3, 2003. Andrew
A. Mikkelsen (MS 1964), Topeka,
December 24, 2004. Eva L. (Barnett)
Rogers (BSE 1964), Atwater, Calif., May
17, 2003. George J. Geenen (MLS
1965), Lee’s Summit, Mo., April 18, 2004.
Dorothy (Dorcas) Hunn (BSE 1965),
Augusta, June 18, 2004. Elva L. (Unruh)
Jantz (BSE 1966), Haysville, June 3,
2004. Mathilda E. (Rempel) Bartel
(MS 1967), Hillsboro, April 14, 2004. *R.
Ailene Durst (MLS 1968), Emporia,
August 12, 2004. David J. Elwess (BA
1968), Parkville, Mo., June 20, 2004. Earl
D. McGee (EDS 1968), Smith Center,
July 20, 2004. Bessie K. Moyer (MS
1968), Bossier City, La., March 20, 2004.
Ray D. Siehndel (BSB 1968), Topeka,
July 25, 2004. M. Gwen Warner (MLS
1968), Solomon, May 17, 2004. Ronald
W. Wells (BSE 1968), Arlington, Texas,
October 18, 2003. Larry L. Kahle (MLS
1969), Lincoln, Neb., December 28, 2003.
Bruce L. Lutz (BSB 1969), Ponca City,
Okla., October 3, 2004. M. Roselma
Marnell (MS 1969), Wichita, February
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Through the Years
William D. Everett (BSB 1970),
San Antonio, Texas, August 8, 2004.
William T. Finuf (BSE 1970), Strong
City, October 25, 2004. Maxine G.
(Muth) Flesher (MS 1970), Miltonvale,
August 13, 2003. Malvina E. (Trimble)
Robison (MS 1970), Colorado Springs,
Colo., December 12, 2003. Kenneth
L. Morganﬁeld (MS 1971), Sun City,
Ariz., May 24, 2004. Eileen J. Payton
(MS 1971), Kansas City, April 30, 2004.
Rosalie Cersovsky (MS 1972), Colby,
March 14, 2004. Jean K. Dworak (MS
1972), St. Clair, Ill., May 25, 2003. Judy
Ann (Jackson) Hainline (MS 1972),
Overland Park, August 1, 2004. Marvin
K. Mauck (BSB 1972), Highlands Ranch,
Colo., December 21, 2004. E. Penny
Sipe (MS 1972), Columbia, Mo., January
29, 2004. Carl H.Tucker III (FS 1972),
Independence, October 6, 2003. Mary
M. “Peggy” (Noble) Wood (MS 1972),
Manhattan, September 4, 2004. Andrew
J. Jamison (MS 1974), Roswell, N.M.,
May 26, 2004. Melba J. (Armstrong)
Kennedy (MS 1974), Wichita, April 2,
2003. Robert J. Storm (BSE 1974),
Wichita, April 10, 2004. DeAnn (Ryno)
Burns (BSB 1975), Prairie Village,
October 31, 2004. Brenda J. Staton
(BSE 1975), Fort Scott, May 2, 2004.
Nancy J. (Hunter) Bingham (MS
1977), Olathe, November 7, 2004. Mary
E. Riddle (MLS 1978), Overland Park,
August 28, 2004.
Edward J. May (MS 1980), Spring
Hill, July 4, 2004. Walter C. Janzen
(BS 1981, MS 1982), Shawnee Mission,
April 27, 2004. Karen M. (Maus)
Spexarth (FS 1981), Wichita, June 26,
2004. Stephen P. Catlin (BS 1985),
Osawatomie, December 6, 2004. Mark
A. Monhollon (BS 1986), Topeka,
October 27, 2004. Phyllis A. (Hinkle)
Kline Swink (BSB 1986, MS 1995),
Winﬁeld, September 25, 2004. Larry B.
Henderson (MBA 1987), Minot, N.D.,
October 4, 2004. Mark A. Duncan (BS
1989), Topeka, July 8, 2004.
SPOTLIGHT SPRING 2005
Jianmin Wang (MLS 1990), Plano, Texas,
April 12, 2004. Patricia A. Stites (BSE
1992), Mount Hope, February 8, 2004.
Matthew L. Broughton (BS 1994),
Creswell, Ore., May 18, 2004. Jan M.
Blacic (MLS 1995), Los Alamos, N.M.,
August 14, 2004. Todd N. Feinman
(MLS 1997), Lake Oswego, Ore., June 27,
Giselle (Eastman) Fleming (MS
2002), Eudora, November 5, 2004.
Robert L. Reeves (BIS 2003), Emporia,
November 3, 2004. Edyth M. (Horn)
Birchard (FS), Osawatomie, November
26, 2004. Paul M. Buckley (FS), Wichita,
May 12, 2004. John (Jack) F. Cramer
(FS), Gardner, August 5, 2004. Dwight
E. Ecton (FS), Gridley, June 12, 2004.
Daniel J. Melander (FS), Gilbert, Ariz.,
July 22, 2004. Walter H. Porter (FS),
Topeka, July 13, 2004. Mary G. (Marsh)
Samuel (FS), Olathe, October 9, 2004.
*E.L. Barnhart (RF), Emporia,
August 10, 2004. Barnhart was a
professor and chair of the industrial
education department and later dean
of administrative affairs. He retired
in 1982. J. Warren Brinkman (BSE
1950, RF), Emporia, December 22, 2004.
Brinkman joined the art department
faculty in 1955. He also served as
director of general studies and dean of
academic services. He retired in 1991.
*Charles B. Creager (RF), Emporia,
August 1, 2004. Creager was the physical
sciences department chair from 1971
until his retirement in 1984. Rex E.
Hall (RF), Emporia, October 12, 2004.
Hall chaired the art department and
co-founded ESU’s art therapy program.
Ladene Whittington (RS), Americus,
November 29, 2004.
*John L. Baldwin, Hutchinson, May 14,
2004. J. Gordon Bechtel , Emporia,
May 7, 2004. *Ava N. G. (Greenlee)
Boline , Admire, April 20, 2004. May
Bryant , Emporia, November 21, 2004.
Harry J. Frick , Emporia, December
11, 2004. Mable M. (LaBrant) Huff ,
Wichita, November 10, 2004. Robert
L. Kindrick , Wichita, May 14, 2004.
*Richard M. Longbine , Emporia,
July 9, 2004. *Marian (Bolinger)
Mayberry , Austin, Texas, July 5, 2004.
Edna J. (Hendrickson) Heath
Meierhoff , Emporia, December
20, 2004. Cornelius J. O’Connor
, Hartford, September 24, 2004.
Warren L. Pyle , Emporia, October
10, 2004. Betty R. (Castle) Smith ,
Leavenworth, April 20, 2004. Norman
O. Walrafen , Meriden, October 6,
2004. Oatis M. “Buster” Wheat ,
Allen, June 28, 2004. Donald D.
Williams , Florence, December 17,
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received their bachelor’s degrees unless
* A memorial has been established with
the ESU Foundation.
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FAC – Faculty
FF – Former Faculty
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RF – Retired Faculty
RS – Retired Staff
TC – Teaching Certiﬁcate
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Bike Across Kansas:
Meeting alumni one city at a time
When ESU alumna and South Central Alumni Coordinator Mim (Pugh) Hiesterman
(FS 1957) began her annual Bike Across Kansas trip in June, she thought it would be
fun to meet other ESU alumni along the way. The ESU Alumni Association armed
Hiesterman with ESU gifts and lists of alumni in each city on her journey. A contact
in each town gathered alumni at the designated ﬂagpole of a local school to meet
Hiesterman. If you’re interested in participating on next year’s Bike Across Kansas
– Team ESU, contact Mim Hiesterman at [email protected]
Alumni (by city) who joined the fun include:
Oakley: Dean Shoemaker
(MS 1957), Laura (Binder)
Bosserman (BSE 1986),
Charles Marchbanks (MS 1992)
Osborne: Jesse Jackson
(BSE 1974) with Mim
Hoxie/Hill City: Mim and
Vickie (Bane) Deines
St. Mary’s: Front row: Warren Sickel
(BME 1976), Diane (Deutsch) Sickel
(BSE 1976), Paulette (Dohrman) Simecka
(BSE 1969). Back row: James Yocum (BSB
1991), Cathleen (Cummins) DeDonder
(BSE 1984), Debra (Cunningham)
Quirarte (BSE 1977), Bill Muckenthaler
Lawrence: Marcia Schulmeister,
Kim Gibson (BSB 2001),
Gena Clounch (BS 1990),
Teresa Clounch (BSB 1989, MS 1996)
Chapman: Front row: Janet (Brown) Edwards
(BSE 1972), Eileen (Windsor) Beavers (BSE
1982), John Beavers (BFA 1980), Brent Blocker
(BFA 1993), Bari (McCullough) Stalder (BSE
1984). Back row: Bob Meyer (BSE 1967),
Nevoy Hettenbach (BSE 1954, MS 1958), Cindy
Zumbrunn (BSE 1989), Brenda (Werth) Blocker
(BSE 1995, MS 1997), Christal (Schmitt) Duer
Lincoln: Marion Florence (BSE 1958, MS 1970),
Barb (White) Gourley (BSE 1961), Paul Kuchera
(BSE 1962), Traci (Atteberry) Martin (BSE 1995)
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