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(Published in the Summer 2013 Bulletin)
DR. JOHN SUTER, Denver, is a retired history professor at Colorado Women’s College. During his tenure at CWC, he served in various administrative positions including vice president of Student Affairs, assistant to the president, director of financial aid and coach. He was heavily involved in developing study abroad programs.
Former Gloucester High School athletic director BOB ROLAND Gloucester, Mass., has been inducted into the Brewster Academy Athletic Hall of Fame.
STEVEN BRANCHEAU, Greenville, Texas, is president of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association. He recently attended the American Podiatric Medical Association House of Delegates convention in Washington, D.C.
FRED SCHMIDT, Carson City, Nev., is an attorney at Holland and Hart. He has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America from 2007-13. He is the founder of Comstock Sports Organization that runs northern Nevada’s largest youth soccer tournament each spring.
DR. MATTHEW GAROUFALIS, Naperville, Ill., is the new president of the American Podiatric Medical Association, where he is serving as the chief representative of APMA’s 12,000+ podiatrists across the country. He has been a member of the board for 10 years and currently chairs APMA’s Development Committee. In addition, he is the assistant director of the podiatric residency program at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. He practices podiatric medicine and surgery in Chicago and Hinsdale, Ill.
MICHAEL FRANK, Sandusky, Ohio, accepted the chief of police position for the Rocky Ridge Police Department. He is also an adjunct instructor of criminal justice at Terra State Community College and an online adjunct instructor of criminal justice for Tiffin University.
GARY DEVAULT, Wooster, Ohio, longtime music educator and advocate for the arts, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Music Education Association, the highest honor bestowed by the organization. Gary retired in 2011 after 32 years as a music educator and fine arts consultant for the Tri-County Educational Service Center. He is currently an adjunct instructor of music education, music student-teacher supervisor and staff accompanist in the Department of Music at Wooster College.
DIANE (STEIN) GLIDDEN married Ed Hoener on Oct. 20. 2012.
REV. DAVID LONG-HIGGINS, Canal Winchester, Ohio, is helping to spearhead the United Church of Christ’s green activities through the church by leading an initiative to plant 100,000 trees, write 100,000 letters and offer 1 million volunteer hours.
LAURA (CARPENTER) MYERS, Philadelphia, was one of 24 students from the U.S. accepted to The Attingham Summer School, an intensive residential course devoted to the study of British historic houses. Since 1994, Laura has been the director of Van Cortlandt House Museum, the Bronx, N.Y. Additionally, Laura married William L. Myers Jr. in June 2012.
Indiana University South Bend associate professor of psychology KEVIN LADD has been awarded a grant of $987,000 from the John Templeton Foundation to support his research of prayer.
JENNIFER DECHANT, Bath, Maine, has been elected to service in the Maine State Legislature as a state representative.
DAN MILLER, Nevada, Ohio, has been named the new executive director for St. Francis Senior Ministries of St. Francis Community in Tiffin.
MATTHEW MAUER, Beaver, Pa., is now the co-director of the research and outreach center for the school of engineering, mathematics and science at Robert Morris University. He also serves as the coordinator for science education and holds the rank of associate professor.
JODI (WOODRUFF) SANTINI, Plain City, Ohio, received her project management professional certification. She is a project manager with OARnet, part of the OH-TECH, the technology division of the Ohio Board of Regents and a part of the Ohio State University Office of Research.
JESS AND KENDRA (KARR) NELSON, ’98, Tiffin, welcomed a daughter, Clara Madeline, born May 29, 2012.
DR. CHASITY COLEMAN, Wilmington, Ohio, recently began her second year as assistant professor of biology at Wilmington College.
KARL AND VALERIE (PEREZ) DOOLEY, ’03, Cincinnati, a daughter, June Rose, born on June 15, 2012.
MEGHAN PEREGORD, Lakewood, Colo., has been promoted to assistant athletic director at Colorado Academy, where she coaches girls’ basketball, middle school volleyball and middle school lacrosse.
ERRIN JACKSON, Grove City, Ohio, recently became part of the executive staff at the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, where she was promoted to director of debt management.
DUANE DAVIS, Salem, Ind., was selected to serve on the Indiana CORE assessment for teacher licensure content item review committee for vocal music. He is a K-2 music specialist for the Salem Community Schools. He is also an Ed.S. candidate in teacher leadership at Walden University.
TODD FAULKNER, Paducah, Ky., has been promoted from weekend anchor to main evening co-anchor with TV station WPSD. He is also vice president of the Board of Directors for Paducah’s Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club.
JESSICA WOODRING married Eric Goepfert on Aug. 4, 2012. They live in Boca Raton, Fla.
BRIAN AND BRITTNEY (HOFFMAN) HANUDEL, Rossford, Ohio, welcomed a daughter, Bexley Acelyn, born Dec. 20, 2012.
JOHN AND RACHEL (BANKS) SHARP, '11, Tiffin, welcomed a daughter, Coraline Grace, born Feb. 19. 2013.
EMILY STAMMITTI, Edinburgh, UK, completed her master’s degree in archaeology. She has submitted her doctoral thesis for her Ph.D. in underwater archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. Emily has accepted the position of marine officer and research director at a commercial archaeology company, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
ALISA TRIZNA married Stuart Innes. They live in Chesapeake, Va.
MARTIN AND HILLARY (DEUBLE) FRASE, North Canton, Ohio, welcomed a son, Bennett James, born March 23, 2013.
RYAN AND RACHEL (KARRE) LAFFERTY, Columbus, welcomed a daughter, Avery Marie, born Oct. 30, 2012.
CHRIS AND BREENA (MCCOOL) LOFQUIST, ’07, welcomed a daughter, Rowan Mae, born April 30, 2013.
DREW AND JACQUELINE (SMITH) HAMERNIK, Norwalk, Ohio, welcomed a son, Drew (pictured below).
JAMES AND DIANA (CROW) WILLIAMS, Wooster, Ohio, a daughter, Norah Kate, born Dec. 14, 2012.
HEATHER STOVER, Detroit, has been promoted to account manager with Brooks Insurance.
BRENT ARBOGAST married Patricia Lauer on Aug. 18, 2012. The couple lives in Tiffin.
WHITNEY BUTERBAUGH, Jacobsburg, Ohio, attained her pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.
JUSTIN TOFT, Sandusky, Ohio, recently received his funeral director and embalmer licenses from the state of Ohio. He is employed at the family firm, Toft Funeral Home & Crematory in Sandusky.
MOLLY LAUGHLIN and Kevin Keller, Millersport, Ohio, were married in March 2012.
CHRISTOPHER LAWENCE, Toledo, graduated with honors from the University of Toledo College of Law. He was sworn in as a licensed attorney last November.
ASHLEY REINHART and Chad Burger were married Sept. 22, 2012. The couple lives in rural Republic.
CORIE STEINKE, Sidney, Ohio, was hired as the civic engagement coordinator and residence director at Southern Vermont College of Bennington, Vt. She supervises three community advisors and coordinates all community service and volunteer programming.
BENJAMIN SCHWARZ AND JESSICA PAVELKA, ’10, were married May 18, 2013. The couple resides in the St. Louis area.
LINDSEY WISEMAN, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, has been promoted to human resource director and recruiting manager and sent to Baltimore to open an office of The Global Vision Group.
SARAH WARD, Cincinnati, is the author of Father Side Away, published under the pen name Signy Cullen.
JENNIFER WARGO and Tyler Oda, Dayton, Ohio, were married on Sept. 22, 2012.
SAMANTHA KINKOPF, Chardon, Ohio, was nominated for a Sun Coast Emmy award for the TV show Crimestoppers Case Files. She has recently started her own media company called Frisson Media. Samantha is currently trying to raise funds for a documentary about the Chardon school shooting in February 2012 that left her cousin paralyzed from the chest down.
ERIKA HAMMER and Luke Leppla were married Sept. 1, 2012. The couple resides in Tiffin.
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