Class Notes

 

1950’s

Pauline (Wang) Tso ’53 traveled with members of Towne Singers, a community choir, to participate in the Jubilate Mozart in Salzburg, Austria this past summer. They performed Mozart’s “Coronation Mass’ in the Salzburg Dom, the cathedral where Mozart was baptized. Pauline lives in Los Angeles, Calif.

1960’s

Jane (Hensel) Lyons ’62 and her husband, Richard, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 8, 2017. They reside in Littleton, Mass.

Sherry (Evans) Miller ’64 and her husband, John are retired and live in Leesburg, Fla. They have three children, Deborah, David and Jeff.

Glen ’65 and Lola (Sapp) ’66 Garrison of Garrison Group, Inc. were named Business Owner of the Year. The recognition goes to a business owner whose for-profit company has been in business in Sangamon County for a minimum of 25 years and who has made significant contributions to commerce and the community. Glen and Lola reside 
in Sherman, Ill.

Dr. Wayne McGinnis ’66 retired Aug. 1, 2016 as Professor of English at Henderson State University after 43 years of college teaching. His wife, Sally, passed away on Sept. 3, 2017.

Betsy Fair ’68 traveled to Machu Picchu in Peru in April. Betsy is a retired educator from Wilton, Iowa.

Joyce Martello ’68 is retired and lives in Tinley Park, Ill. Seven years ago she had a bone marrow transplant but now is doing great!

Doug McEdwards ’68 has retired after twenty years in broadcasting, a master’s in mental health counseling, and twenty years as a clinical mental health counselor. Currently, he serves as a per diem chaplain/counselor for Hospice of Havasu. He resides in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Bill Iliffe ’69 has retired as director of corporate safety/health/environment. Bill and Cindy have two daughters and five grandchildren and live in Auburn, Ind.

Jim Ream ’69 received an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Indianapolis at the 2017 commencement ceremonies. Jim retired after 45 years teaching at the University. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Paula. They have three children, Katherine, Marta and Derek.

1970’s

Dr. Michael Lane ’71 celebrated the 28th anniversary of starting his own company, Professional Association Management Service, headquartered in Springfield, Ill. Mike and his wife, Darlene live in Springfield where two of their three daughters and their children live. Their youngest daughter lives in New Jersey and is expecting their fourth grandchild.

James Thornton ’72 and his wife, Marguerite celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 6, 2017. Marguerite didn’t graduate from C-SC but did take a summer Spanish class at C-SC with Miss Carol Jo Sandy. The Thorntons reside in Muscatine, Iowa.

Mark Scheffler ’73 is a retired school administrator for School District 186 and resides in Springfield, Ill. Mark was a member of the 1972 C-SC basketball team inducted into the Hall of Fame in July, 2017

Eugene “Gil” Dickens ’74 is the President/CEO of Analytical Government Solutions LLC in Mason Neck, Va.

Dr. Larry Roeder Jr. ’74 is a principal investigator for the Edwin Washington Project in Chantilly, Va. The project is exploring the segregated area of Loudoun County, Va. education, covering the period from 1846 to 1968. Larry and his wife, Nancy, reside in Chantilly, Va.

Dr. John Houseman ’75 of Jerseyville, Ill. was awarded the Fellowship in the American College of Dentists. Dr. Houseman is active in the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Illinois State Dental Society, and the Academy of Dentistry International (an International Honor Society for Dentists), and serves on the Peer Review Committee of the Madison District Dental Society. He is also a member of the Jerseyville Rotary Club, has served in numerous local philanthropic organizations and has provided care to numerous individuals through the Donated Dental Services of Illinois. Dr. Houseman presently has a general dental practice in Jerseyville that was started by his late father Dr. J.H. Houseman in 1948. Fellowship in the College is by invitation and based on demonstrated leadership and contributions to the dental profession and society. Currently only 3.5% of dentists are Fellows of the American College of Dentists.

Debra (Kaczmarek) Quill ’77 and her husband, Timothy, live in Missouri City, TX. Debra is an Executive Assistant for the Fort Bend Independent School District in Sugar Land, Texas.

Kevin Hughs ’78 is a circulation district manager for the Herald-Whig newspaper in Quincy. He has been with the Herald-Whig five combined years. His wife, Dena, is a supervisor at Blessing Hospital. They have been married for 32 years and have lived all over the United States. Kevin is a disabled veteran having served in the U.S. Army in Supply as well as in the U.S. Army Band as a Cadence, Marching, and Concert band Drummer and Supply Sergeant.

DeWayne Rucker ’78 retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Sept. 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed it for 18 months. He now works for the Federal Courts part-time.

Maureen (Keller) Rucker ’78 is enjoying her time being completely retired after returning from a three-month trip to the Philippines to teach first grade. This year, 2017, is the first school year she has been completely retired. They are both enjoying their four grandchildren even though they don’t get to spend as much time with them as they’d like due to distance. They reside in Jefferson City, Mo.

Andrew Kiel ’79 has retired from Wooster City School as teacher and football coach in Wooster City, Ohio. He celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary with his wife, Deborah, in 2015.

1980’s

Luann (Baker) Austin ’84 retired from teaching on May 28, 2017. She taught high school math for 20 years at Divernon/Auburn School District.

Charles Nager ’84 was appointed to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission representing Ward 3 for the City of O’Fallon, Mo. on Feb. 23, 2017.

David Perkins ’84 is a captain for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He lives in Jefferson City, Mo. with his wife, Annette Rengier-Perkins.

Annita (Lane) Best ’85 celebrated retirement from the USMC after 30 years. She served as an aviation supply officer, protocol officer and public affairs officer while in the Marine Corps. She celebrated with friends and family at a New Year’s Eve event following her retirement ceremony Dec. 31, 2016. Annita lives with her husband Henry at Emerald Isle, NC. They have four children.

Kevin Dingman ’86 lives in Columbia, Mo. where he works in Warehouse Operations for MBS Textbooks.

Carol (Cline) Mohr ’86 has retired after 30 years in education. Carol has moved to Quincy to be near family.

Lori (Pfeiferling) Wolff ’86 secured a position with Easterseals as an Administrative Assistant at the Child and Family Connections Office #14 in West Peoria, Ill. She received the job offer on her birthday. Her oldest daughter, Bridget, is a graduate student at Murray State University in Kentucky, completing a dietetic internship. Upon completion, she will be able to take her exam to become a registered dietitian. Her middle daughter, Elena, is a freshman at Illinois Central College, while her youngest daughter, Clarice, is a junior at East Peoria Community High School. Lori and Tom and their family reside in East Peoria, Ill.

Dr. Judy Favor ’87 conducted a Learning Lab session for 275 college basketball coaches attending the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association annual convention, which coincided with the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Dallas, Texas. Her presentation entitled “Enhancing Team Chemistry, Coach-Athlete Relationships, and Athlete Accountability” highlighted results from her research and work with sport teams and leaders.

Kevin Petschow ’87 is a senior director of Global PR for Aeris Communications. He continues to serves as a member of the board of trustees for the men of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at C-SC. He resides in Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

Tim Coday ’88 is the music director for Missouri Methodist Church in Columbia, Mo.

Dr. Chris Washburn ’88 and his wife, Lee Anne live in Galloway, Ohio where Chris is an intervention specialist at Groveport Madison School District in Groveport, Ohio.

1990’s

Sharon Palmer ’92 lives in Moberly, Mo. where she is a high school special education teacher for Moberly Public Schools.

Dr. Indranil Biswas ’94 is a graphic designer and is owner of I B Constructions. He lives with his wife, Soumita and Daughter, Ruchita in Kolkata, West Bengal India.

Mike Bloomgren ’99 was named the new head coach of Rice University’s football program in December. This most recent appointment adds on to his extensive coaching career after previously working for Standford University, New York Jets, Delta State University, Catawba College and University of Alabama football programs. Prior to beginning his coaching career, Bloomgren played for Culver-Stockton College’s football team during the 1996-97 season as a tight end.

Kaylee Murphy ’21 is the third generation of her family to attend Culver-Stockton. Her parents (shown above with Kaylee and President Thompson) are Kevin ’94 and Terra (Wizorek) ’94 Murphy. Her grandparents are Betty Lou (Roak) ’64 and Jerome Wizorek ’64. The Murphy family resides in Hannibal, Mo.


2000’s

Jason ’00 and Kristen Ehrhardt live in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. They have four children, Benjamin, Joshua, Annabelle (deceased) and Matthew. Jason is a senior financial analyst for the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jeremy Hissem ’03 is principal at Centerville High School in Centerville, Iowa. He and his wife, Kelli, have two daughters, Kinsey, 11, and Kaylin, 8.

Sarah Mueller ’04 teaches and coaches at Canton R-V School District and lives in Quincy, Ill.

Eric Thomas ’08 has joined Media Development in Quincy as an account manager. He had been a marketing consultant with WGEM-TV. Media Development is part of the ETC Group of Quincy, which includes ETC Computerland, an information technology services, hardware and support provider; and Vervocity Interactive, an e-marketing and internet service provider.

2010’s

Michael Sweeney ’10 lives in Naperville, Ill. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future award and received the book award for being at the top of his class in the criminal trial clinic. In 2013, Michael was awarded the clinical student of the year award for his efforts in defending indigent clients and obtaining favorable outcomes. He worked as a private attorney before joining the DuPage County Public Defender’s Office. He represents indigent defendants charged with criminal offenses. He has tried over 130 cases and was awarded attorney of the month in Feb. 2016. In Oct. 2017, he was honored by the alliance against intoxicated motorists (AAIM).

Leanne (Cary) James ’12 and her husband, Cody live in Hurdland, Mo. She is a Billing Clerk for Tri-County Electric Cooperative in Lancaster, Mo.

Dr. Slade Myers ’15 graduated from the U.S. Army’s Officer Candidate School and accepted a commission as a 2nd lieutenant. He is stationed at Fort Lee in Virginia to continue his training to become an ordinance officer. He lives with his wife, Randi (Winterhaller) ’15, in Petersburg, Va.

Abigail Frings ’17 lives in Washington, D.C. where she is an associate finance and contract analyst for Abt Associates, a global development consulting and contracting firm.