Wayne State College
Alumni Newsletter • An Alumni Ofﬁce Publication • Spring 2006 •
Inside Guevara Continues Smith Named NSIC Alumni
This Family Tradition Britton Scholar-Athlete Reunions
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Wayne State Holds Two
Award Presented Commencement Ceremonies
Two commencement ceremonies were held at Wayne State College Satur-
Posthumously to Seymour day, May 6. A ceremony for 192 graduate degree candidates was at 9:30 a.m.
A lifetime achievement award honor- in Rice Auditorium, while the undergraduate ceremony was held at 2 p.m. in
ing the late Dr. Lyle E. Seymour, Wayne the Willow Bowl. A total of 376 students received bachelor’s degrees from
State College president from 1974 to 1982, President Richard J. Collings at that ceremony.
was presented to members of his family at Sonia Rittscher presented the address at the morning ceremony where
the Wayne State College spring commence- 137 members of the Blair, Neligh and South Sioux City learning communities
ment. received master of science degrees in education (curriculum and instruction).
WSC President Richard J. Collings Other degrees awarded at the morning ceremony included master of business
made the presentation during the undergrad- administration, master of science in education and education specialist. Sarah
uate commencement ceremony May 6. Armstrong gave the invocation.
Dr. Seymour's widow, Virginia (Ginny) State Senator Mike Flood of Norfolk delivered the afternoon commence-
and their daughters, Linda Hillman and ment address. At that ceremony, a lifetime achievement award honoring the
Pamela Johnson, as well as Pam's husband, late Dr. Lyle E. Seymour, WSC president from 1974 to 1982, was presented to
Galen Johnson, were on hand for the pre- his family. Enrique Jair Guevara of Panama City, Panama gave the invoca-
sentation. The Seymours' son, the Rev. Ron tion. Also at the afternoon ceremony, Dr. Jason Karsky, associate professor of
Seymour of Seattle, Wash., was unable to criminal justice, received the George Rebensdorf Teaching Excellence Award
attend. Dr. Seymour died on Dec. 2, 2005 presented by the Nebraska State College System, and the State National Bank State Senator Mike Flood of Norfolk delivered the
at the age of 83. Teaching Excellence Award. commencement address at the afternoon ceremony.
"Lyle Seymour was exceptional," said
Collings. "His knowledge of, and inter- Karsky Honored at WSC Commencement
est in, Wayne State College was tremen- Each year the Nebraska State College System presents the George Rebensdorf Teaching Excellence Award to a nominee from
dous. Lyle worked diligently on behalf of one of the three state colleges—Wayne State, Chadron State and Peru State.
the college and community. This lifetime This year's Wayne State nominee, Dr. Jason Karsky, associate professor of criminal justice, was named recipient of the 2006
achievement award is one way that we at George Rebensdorf Teaching Excellence Award. As Wayne State's nominee for that award, Karsky also received the State National
Wayne State College can honor his life and Bank Teaching Excellence Award from the State National Bank in Wayne. He was recognized for both awards at commencement.
accomplishments." Karsky received a Ph.D. from South Dakota State University in 1999, a master of science degree from St. Cloud State University
Much of Dr. Seymour's life was in 1995 and a bachelor of science degree from the University of North Dakota in 1993. He has been at WSC since 1999.
intertwined with Wayne State College. He Last fall, Karsky worked with one of his classes at WSC to design and conduct a multi-agency emergency disaster exercise, coor-
graduated from Wayne High School and dinating student work, land owners, media, agencies, safety issues, and other aspects. That exercise was the ﬁrst for the college and
after attending Wayne State College for two for the public service agencies in northeast Nebraska.
years, earned a bachelor of science degree Karsky has been published in a number of professional publications, and has presented at regional and national conferences.
from Iowa State College (now Iowa State He is the 2005-06 president of the Great Plains Sociologi-
University). He served as a bomber pilot in cal Association, a member of the Midwest Sociological Society,
England with the United States Army Air faculty adviser for the WSC Criminal Justice Association and a
Corps during World War II. In 1950, member of the TRUST Coalition (Towards Responsible Use of
he returned to WSC and received a bachelor Substances Today) at Wayne State.
of science in education degree with honors He has received numerous awards, including two governor's
in 1951. He continued his education at commendations for his work with at-risk youth in the state of
the University of South Dakota, earning a Minnesota, where he developed an Innovated Youth Program
Ph.D. in biochemistry. that still plays an active role in serving at-risk youth in central
Dr. Seymour joined the Wayne State Minnesota.
faculty as a chemistry instructor in 1953; he
was subsequently appointed chairman of the
division of mathematics and science, and Dr. Jason Karsky (middle) was this year's winner of the State
dean of faculties. National Bank Teaching Excellence Award and the George
Rebensdorf Teaching Excellence Award. Pictured with Karsky
continued on page 3... are (left) Phyllis Conner, WSC vice president for development;
and (right) Dr. Richard Collings, WSC president.
Alumni Ofﬁce Non-Proﬁt
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From the Director:
If you have not been on campus recently, you will be in for a surprise when you visit. Carhart Science building is being extended south
to allow for handicap accessibility needs and we have a new parking lot east of the Gardner Business building on the east side of campus. The
Gardner Business building, combined with the Student Center, provides an attractive front door to welcome new and current students to cam-
pus. The Willow Bowl is lush after our abundant rain this spring and WSC students and area high school students can often be found in this
well-loved campus landmark.
Commencement is one of the major highlights on campus. We celebrated it on May 6 this year. We honored Dr. Lyle Seymour posthu-
mously with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Other special dates will be the Wayne Chicken Show scheduled for July 8 and 9 on campus.
Also, we have three golf events planned for July and August in Omaha, Lake Okoboji, Iowa and Dakota Dunes, S.D. The dates of the golf
events can be found in Upcoming Events in this article and you can download ﬂyers to register for the golf events on our web site at
Please save October 6, 7, and 8 on your calendars as days to return to campus for Homecoming. Plans for Homecoming include a reunion
for alumni who worked in broadcasting, in honor of the 35th anniversary of KWSC-FM radio station and the 30th anniversary of KWSC-TV
station; a pre-professional health majors reunion (doctors, dentists, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, etc); 1986-1989 wom-
en’s basketball teams coached by Mike Barry; in addition to the Friday evening Outstanding Alumni Awards banquet and the Saturday evening
Deb Lundahl Homecoming and Hall of Fame Banquet.
Director of Development Please check our website at www.wsc.edu/alumni for information on upcoming events and reunions and photos of past reunions. We appre-
and Alumni Relations ciate all of you who use our website to update your information and leave us messages. We are hoping to gather your e-mail addresses so we
may use that means to communicate with you. Please continue to stay in touch; we love to hear from you and we appreciate your support. If
you are back on campus, please stop by our ofﬁce, Hahn Room 306, or call me at 402-375-7209. I would enjoy giving you a tour of campus.
June 16 New York Reunion
June 18-28 Czech Republic
Alumni and Friends Tour
July 7 & 8 Wayne Chicken Days Our thanks to
July 15 Annual Omaha Golf Scramble Thurston, the top
Tregaron Golf Course caller during the
July 29 Okoboji Golf 2006 Phonathon.
Emerald Hills Golf Club Phonathon this year was conducted in the base-
August 28 Dakota Dunes Golf ment of the Conn Library. Our student call-
Dakota Dunes Country Club ers enjoyed speaking with many of you about
memories of your time here at WSC and the
October 6-8 Homecoming changes that are taking place on campus. We Cheryl Swanson, Omaha, Shea Lundeby, Sioux Falls, S.D. and Erin
December 15 Commencement are very appreciative of your loyalty and value Norenberg, Fremont, were recognized for their exceptional efforts
your generosity to Wayne State College. during this year's Phonathon.
Kroger Named WSC Vice President 2006 Homecoming - October 6-8
for Administration and Finance
Beth Kroger, vice president of business affairs at Waldorf College in Forest W ILDCAT Everyone is welcome to join us
as we recognize these alumni and
friends for their time and talents.
City, Iowa, has been named vice president for administration and ﬁnance at Wayne
State College. She will replace Carolyn Murphy, who has accepted the position Please refer to the homecoming
of vice chancellor for ﬁnance and administration with the Nebraska State College
System in Lincoln.
PIRIT brochure for details.
Kroger, who has been at Waldorf College since 1999, has a master of business
administration from the University of South Dakota and a bachelor of arts in busi-
ness administration from Dakota Wesleyan
University. From 1998-1999 she was vice
president of business affairs at Chestnut Hill
College in Philadelphia, Pa. She was busi-
ness manager of Abbott House in Mitchell, Honored Classes and Representatives
S.D. from 1996-1998 and chief ﬁnance 1936 Larry Manning 1976 Jean (Linenemann) Hillyer
ofﬁcer at Dakota Wesleyan University from 1941 Arvilla (Reninger) Commander 1981 Joe Painter
1991-1996. 1946 Darold Bobier 1986 Dan Stalp
"We are pleased to have Beth join the
1956 George and Susan Menking 1996 Bruce O’Neel
Wayne State College administrative team,"
said President Richard J. Collings. "She 1966 Dale Schoenfeld
brings with her a wide variety of experience 1960-1969 - 60's Decade Reunion (Committee members: Mardelle Blattert Wiseman,
in higher education ﬁnance and administra- Dean DeBuhr, Jim Parr, Darrell Reifenrath, and Cheryl Hoover Herndon)
tion that will be beneﬁcial as vice president
for administration and ﬁnance at Wayne Afﬁnity Reunions:
Kroger will begin her position in July. Beth Kroger Broadcasing alumni in honor of 35th Pre-professional health majors
anniversary of KWSC-FM radio Women’s basketball 1989-96
station and the 30th anniversary of w/coach Mike Barry
WSC Selected for National Honorary KWSC-TV
Wayne State College has been selected for membership in Phi Kappa
Phi, the nation's oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor soci-
Alumni Service Award - Bruce Yoder '83
ety. Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation; it is a unique blend of
students, professors, corporate and civic leaders across all disciplines of study Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients
and ﬁelds of endeavor. School of Arts and Humanities – School of Education and Counseling –
"Phi Kappa Phi is one of the premier honor societies in the country," said Jodie Butler '75 Susan Mayberger '80
President Richard J . Collings. "I’m very pleased to have a chapter estab- School of Business and Technology – School of Natural and Social Sciences –
lished at Wayne State College. As a member of Phi Kappa Phi since 1967, I Suzanne (Casal) Sydow '73 MSE '81 Zoann Snyder '85
have been impressed with Phi Kappa Phi's programs, services and beneﬁts to
undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those in the business commu-
nity both nationally and internationally. It is an honorary that crosses academ-
Hall of Fame Inductees
ic disciplines; that not only makes it a stronger organization, but also provides Athletes: Tyler Johnson '99 - Basketball Team: '70 Football Team
additional resources to Phi Kappa Phi members." Roni (Johnson) Wobken '91 Coach: Greg McDermott
Wayne State's acceptance as a Phi Kappa Phi chapter is the culmination of MSE '94 – Softball Contributor: Carter "Cap" Peterson '72
an application process that included a campus visit by Phi Kappa Phi ofﬁcials
this winter. Next year, the college will select its ﬁrst chapter members who For more information contact:
will be nominated from the top 7.5 percent of last-term juniors and the top 10 Deb Lundahl, director of development and alumni relations
percent of seniors, along with outstanding graduate students, faculty, profes- 402-375-7209 • Delunda1@wsc.edu
sional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. View the schedule of events and who will be attending at www.wsc.edu/alumni
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Guevara Continues Family
Tradition at Wayne State
For Enrique Jair Guevara, who gave the invocation at the Wayne State
College afternoon commencement ceremony, graduating from Wayne State is a
Both of his parents, Enrique A. and Diane (Maxwell) Guevara of Panama
City, Panama, are Wayne State graduates. His father received a BAE in 1978
and an MSE in 1981; his mother received a BAE in 1979. Two of Enrique's
maternal aunts, Kristy (Maxwell) Reid '73 of Fort Madison, Iowa, and Laurie
(Maxwell) Clark '75 of Grand Island, are also Wayne State alums as are their
husbands, Dennis Reid '74 and Robert Clark '77.
"Wayne State has been so good to so many members of my family," said
Diane Guevara. "When we needed to make decisions about sending our ‘ﬁrst-
born’ to the States for college, Wayne was always top on our list."
Enrique, an honors student who received a bachelor of arts degree, majored
in speech communication with a minor in Spanish and an emphasis in leadership
at Wayne State. He was active in Lambda Pi Eta, national communication honor
society; Soccer Club, serving as president in 2003; and an honorary member of
the International Club.
A para/translator for Wayne Public Schools ELL (English Language Learn- Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk congratulated Enrique Jair Guevara of Panama City, Panama following
er) program, Guevara was also an outreach assistant for the WSC Multicultural commencement at Wayne State College, Saturday, May 6. Guevara presented the invocation at the
Center. He was awarded Nebraska Collegiate Media awards two years in a row, Wayne State College afternoon commencement in the Willow Bowl. He is the son of Enrique A. and
including a ﬁrst place for editorial cartoon in 2004. Diane (Maxwell) Guevara of Panama City, Panama and the grandson of Gladys Maxwell of Norfolk.
Following graduation, he plans to attend graduate school at the University of Standing from left: Kristy Maxwell Reid, Sen. Flood, Enrique Jair Guevara, Gladys Maxwell, Diane
Florida, Gainesville. Maxwell Guevara, and Laurie Maxwell Clark.
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Rittscher, Armstrong Speak at Morning Commencement Ceremony
Sonia Rittscher of Clearwater, a member of the Neligh
He was interim president from learning community master's degree program, gave the honor
March 1973 to April 1974, and address at the Wayne State College graduate commencement.
president from 1974 to 1982. Rittscher, who has taught high school English and Ger-
Following his retirement, he man at Clearwater for the past 11 years, received a master
was executive secretary of the of science degree in education (curriculum and instruction).
Wayne State Foundation She received a bachelor's degree from the University of
until December 1983. In subse- Nebraska-Lincoln in 1993. She and her husband, Kevin, live
quent years, he served as goodwill near Clearwater with their three daughters. She is a native of
ambassador for the college and Neligh.
the community of Wayne. The Giving the invocation at the morning ceremony was
Lyle E. Seymour Heritage Plaza Sarah Armstrong, a member of the Blair learning community
located in the center of the Wayne master’s degree program. A special educator for eight years,
State campus was established in Armstrong teaches in the Bellevue Public Schools. She
his honor in 1995. At the time received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education
of his death, Dr. Seymour was a with an endorsement in special education from the University
member of the planning com- of Nebraska-Kearney. She and her husband, Kyle, live in
mittee for Wayne State College’s Sarah Armstrong Bellevue with sons Luke and Noah. Sonia Rittscher
centennial in 2010.
Michael S. Blayney Janet M. Brumm Larry J. Claussen Jean L. Lutt Sharon W. Thomas
Five Wayne State College Faculty Members Retire
Five Wayne State College faculty members retiring at the end of the current of industrial technology at the University of Nebraska-Kearney and taught in public
academic year were recognized at spring commencement. They include: schools for 18 years. He has been international advisor for Technology Education
Michael S. Blayney, Ph.D., professor of history at Wayne State College since Collegiate Association (TECA) and has served on the board of directors and vari-
1976. A native of Peoria, Ill., he earned a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University ous committees of the International Technology Education Association (ITEA).
in 1968 and a Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1972. Prior to coming to Jean L. Lutt, instructor of computer technology. Lutt has been at Wayne
Wayne State College, he was a professor of history at Illinois State University. He State College since 1976, and has taught technology classes for the past 10 years.
is a faculty advisor of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honorary at Wayne State Col- She received a bachelor of arts in education in 1963 and a master of science in
lege, and a member of the American Historical Association and the Organization of education in 1979, both from Wayne State College. She previously taught in high
American Historians. Blayney is the author of "Democracy’s Aristocrat: The Life of schools in Columbus, Wayne and Colorado. She has received the Burlington
Herbert C. Pell." Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, the Wayne State College Out-
Janet M. Brumm, circulation/interlibrary loan librarian at Wayne State Col- standing Business Teacher Division Award, and the Nebraska State Business Edu-
lege since 1977, when she was hired as an instructor/technical services assistant and cation Association “Outstanding College/University Business Educator” Award. In
cataloguing librarian with faculty status. In her position, she supervises the activities January 2006 she received the Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce Educator of the
of the circulation and interlibrary loan staffs, and serves as a library liaison. She has Year Award.
served in a number of capacities in the library, including one year as interim director. Sharon W. Thomas, assistant professor of history at Wayne State College since
She received a bachelor of arts in education from Wayne State College and a master 1968. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Lewis and Clark College
of library science from Emporia State University. in Portland, Ore. and completed graduate work at the University of South Dakota.
Larry J. Claussen, Ph.D., professor of applied science at Wayne State since 1995. In 1989, she was named the WSC Social Sciences Outstanding Faculty Member,
Claussen earned a Ph.D. in education at the University of Wyoming, a master of arts She is a member of the National and Nebraska Councils on Economic Education,
degree at the University of Northern Colorado and a bachelor of science degree in the National Association of Economic Educators, the National Council for the
education at the University of South Dakota, Springﬁeld. He was associate professor Social Studies, and the National Middle School Association.
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Students Complete Jacobsen Named Goldwater
Project in Wayne
Scholar, Student Trustee
Dr. Pearl Hansen’s art and
elementary education classes
worked on a service learning
project this past semester
that involved Wayne K-8
graders. The project was
installed on the west walls
of Arnie’s Ford and Mer-
cury and the Mineshaft Mall
members braved the weather
to attend a reception for the
dedication of the murals on
a Saturday morning, April Michael
29 on location. The recep- Jacobsen
tion was hosted by Team 15
and Main Street. A number Wayne State College junior Michael Jacobsen of Laurel
of donations from community has been awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Schol-
members made the project arship to continue his studies at WSC next year.
possible. An estimated 750- The Goldwater Scholarship Awards this year were
800 people were involved selected on the basis of academic merit from a ﬁeld of over
with the project. 1,000 mathematics, science and engineering students nomi-
nated by the faculty of colleges and universities nation-
Photo by Clara Osten '83, wide. Jacobsen was one of only 323 students nationally,
The Wayne Herald and one of only three Nebraska college students, to receive
the Goldwater award this year. The scholarship will cover
the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a
maximum of $7,500 per year.
Please remember Wayne State College Jacobsen is completing three majors at Wayne State:
in your estate plans. chemistry, biology, and computer science. Upon graduation,
he hopes to obtain a Ph.D. in biochemistry and to conduct
research on the physiochemical and biochemical aspects
For more information contact: of drug delivery in hopes of designing more effective drug
delivery systems. He plans to graduate in 2007.
Kevin Armstrong "I’m excited about this scholarship because it identi-
Director of Planned Giving ﬁes future researchers in the medical ﬁeld, which I hope to
someday be," Jacobsen said. As a sophomore last year, he
Wayne State Foundation was named honorable mention for the Goldwater Scholar-
1111 Main Street ship.
Wayne, NE 68787 A Neihardt Scholar at Wayne State College, Jacobsen
402-375-7510 is also the recipient of a $3,000 C. Bertrand and Marian
email@example.com Othmer Schultz Collegiate Scholarship from the Nebraska
Academy of Sciences.
In April, Jacobsen was appointed by Gov. Dave Heine-
man to be the Wayne State College student representative
WSC Baseball, Men’s Track Teams on the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees for
the 2006-07 academic year. He recently became engaged to
fellow WSC student Kelli Chocholousek of Norfolk.
Claim Conference Crowns
It was a very successful spring for Wayne State athletics as the Wayne State base-
ball and men’s track teams each won Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference champi- WSC Names Baseball/
onships and received a number of post-season honors.
Wayne State College placed a league-high 28 student-athletes on the 2006 NSIC Softball Complex in
Spring All-Academic Team. The Wildcat softball and women’s outdoor track and ﬁeld
teams had eight players selected, followed by baseball with seven and men’s track and Honor of Chapman
ﬁeld with ﬁve.
The Wildcat baseball team captured a fourth straight NSIC baseball title with The Wayne State College athletic department
a 22-7 win over Concordia-St. Paul in the championship game played at the Pete held a dedication ceremony on Sunday, April 30, to
Chapman Baseball Complex May 13. Wayne State went 19-1 in the NSIC regular name its baseball and softball complex in honor of
season and had eight players named to the NSIC All-Conference baseball team. They included pitchers Travis Mortimore, the late Pete Chapman. The dedication ceremony
Josh Andersen and B.J. Wierzbicki, catcher Chris Pedroza, second baseman Vicente Cafaro, outﬁelders Dustin Jones and was held at the WSC Athletic Honors Banquet after a
Marc Manganaro and utility player Ben Albury. Mortimore was named the NSIC’s Pitcher of the Year while head coach scheduled baseball doubleheader vs. Northern State
John Manganaro was tabbed the NSIC Coach of the Year. was cancelled because of rain.
The 37-13-1 Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Central Regional Tournament for the fourth straight season and the ﬁfth Chapman worked in the Wayne State athletic
time in the last six seasons. department for 17 years as both a football coach
Two Wildcat baseball players were also honored for their success in the classroom. Dustin Jones, a junior outﬁelder, (1983-88) and athletic director (1987-99). He was
was selected third-team All-American on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American College Division baseball team. instrumental in the Wildcats' acceptance into NCAA
Jones and Chris Pedroza, a senior catcher, were named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII Division II in 1989 and played an important role in
College Division Baseball Team, Jones to the ﬁrst team and Pedroza to the second team. the change from independent status to joining the
The Wayne State College men’s track and ﬁeld team won its ﬁrst Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference outdoor Northern Sun Conference in 1999.
track and ﬁeld championship held on May 12-13 at Cunningham Field in Wayne, scoring 225 points to win the team title. During his tenure as athletic director at Wayne
Bemidji State was second, followed by Northern State, MSU Moorhead and Concordia-St. Paul. State, the number of sports offered at Wayne State
Marlon Brink was named the NSIC Men’s Outdoor Coach of the Year. Freshman Ben Jansen was voted the Men’s went from eight to 15. Chapman left WSC in 1999
Newcomer of the Year and Most Valuable Track Co-Athlete of the Year and junior J.J. Washington was named the Men’s to become the athletic director at Missouri Western
Most Valuable Field Athlete of the Year and the Men’s High Point Scorer of the conference meet. State College in St. Joseph, Missouri and served in
In the women’s division, MSU Moorhead won the team title with defending champion Winona State second and that capacity until 2003, when he died at the age of 53
Wayne State third, followed by Northern State, Bemidji State and Concordia-St. Paul. after a long battle
Four athletes (the most in WSC history since moving to NCAA Division II) represented WSC at the NCAA Outdoor with cancer.
National Track & Field Championships in Emporia, Kan. May 25 - 27. They included Lindsey Stockwell, discus; Katie Marcia Chapman,
Wilson, shot put; Tanna Walford, high jump; and Matt Schneider, 3000-meter steeplechase. along with other
The WSC men’s team had six conference champions, led by freshman Ben Jansen, who won the 400 meter dash members of the
(49.30) and the 800 meter run (1:56.40). Other individual champions included Matt Schneider in the 3,000 meter Chapman family, were
steeplechase (9:52.43), Tim Pilakowski in the long jump (23’ 4”), J.J. Washington in the triple jump (45’ 9 ¾”) and the 4 x on hand for the
800 meter relay team of Nate McIntire, Casey Ide, Ryan Williams and Ben Jansen taking ﬁrst in 8:02.56. dedication ceremony.
The WSC women’s team had ﬁve conference champions as Haley Reeves won the 5,000 meter run (19:20.65), Nicole
McCoy took ﬁrst in the 10,000 meter run (41:41.61), Rachel Roebke won the 100 meter hurdles (14.74), Tanna Walford
captured the high jump with a top mark of 5’ 4 ¼” and Lindsey Stockwell won the discus (147’ 1”).
The Wayne State College softball team ﬁnished the season with a 10-34 overall record and a 6-8 mark in the NSIC, ﬁfth
place in the regular season standings. The Wildcats tied for ﬁfth at the season-ending NSIC Tournament with a 1-2 record.
Junior second baseman Bre Parks was named ﬁrst team All-Northern Sun Conference.
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Smith Named NSIC Student-Athletes Recognized at Honors Banquet
Dusty Smith of Wayne State College has received
the 2006 Dr. William Britton Scholar-Athlete Award for
Academic Excellence presented by the Northern Sun
Intercollegiate Conference. In its 22nd year, the Britton
Scholar-Athlete Award for Academic Excellence recog-
nizes the NSIC’s top male student-athlete; it marks the
second straight season that a Wayne State student-ath- Dustin Jones Nicole Gruntorad Vicente Cafaro Kylee McGill
lete has won the award. Men’s basketball player Brett
Watson won the award in 2005.
Smith, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, a computer
information systems major and a four-year member of
the Wildcats’ men’s basketball team. A three-time NSIC
All-Academic selection, Smith was also named to the
NSIC’s All-Conference Third Team in the 2005-06
season after averaging 8.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.6
assists per game. For his career, Smith totaled 1,061
points, is ranked third all-time in career three-pointers
with 209 and started 106 out of 108 games played as a
four-year starter at Wayne State College. Ashley Arndorfer Dustin Smith Cody Gregory
Academically, Smith has proven his leadership,
The Wayne State College athletic department recognized tremendous freshman season for the WSC baseball team,
being named a President’s Scholar Athlete for seven
its top student-athletes for the 2005-06 school year during leading the NSIC in runs scored (52) sacriﬁce bunts (10)
straight semesters with a cumulative grade point average
its annual athletic honors banquet April 30. Mark Linder, and hit batsmen (15). He batted .333 for the season.
of 3.81 and being named to the ESPN/The Magazine/
athletic director at Missouri Western and a former Wayne Cafaro also ranks second in the NSIC in doubles (15) and
CoSIDA All-American Academic District VII Third
State assistant football coach, was the featured speaker. plate appearances (187).
Team. Smith completed his degree and has already ac-
Seven major awards were handed out at the banquet. McGill, a freshman from Little River, Kan., had a stellar
cepted a position working with the Cemer Corporation
Baseball player Dustin Jones was named the Male Ath- season for the WSC women’s basketball team, playing in
in Kansas City, Mo.
lete of the Year, while basketball player Nicole Gruntorad all 31 games. She averaged 5.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per
Other activities in which Smith has participated
received the Female Athlete of the Year Award. The Male game, shooting 54.9 percent from the ﬁeld and 76 percent
while at Wayne State include being a four-year Student
Freshman Athlete of the Year was given to baseball standout at the free throw line. McGill made the game-winning shot
Athlete Advisory Committee member, participating in
Vicente Cafaro while the Female Freshman Athlete of the in a win over Northern State on Jan. 6 and had two double
Blue Key in his junior and senior years, participating in
Year went to basketball player Kylee McGill. The sec- ﬁgure games in the NSIC Red Baron Women’s Basketball
the WSC Elementary Reading Program, volunteering
ond annual Wildcat Inspiration Award was given to Cody Classic, where she was named to the all-tournament team.
time working with the elderly at the Oaks Retirement
Gregory of the men’s track and ﬁeld team. Arndorfer, a senior from Algona, Iowa, ﬁnished second
Community and being a leader through Wayne State
Senior basketball players Ashley Arndorfer and Dusty on the all-time list in career three pointers at WSC with 216
College basketball camps and clinics.
Smith received the Bob Cunningham Scholar-Athlete and just missed the 1,000 point club with 960 career points.
Smith will be recognized on July 28 at the 2006
Awards. The Cunningham awards, named after longtime Ashley was a three-time NSIC All-Academic Selection and
NSIC Hall of Fame Banquet at the Best Western Kelly
supporter Bob Cunningham, are presented to the depart- was selected to the ESPN/The Magazine/CoSIDA Academ-
Inn and Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minn., where
ment’s top male and female scholar athletes. ic All-America District VII Third Team with a 3.95 grade
he will receive a $1,000 post-graduate scholarship.
Jones, a junior from Dakota Dunes, S.D., is just 20 hits point average majoring in pre-med/life science.
shy of becoming the all-time hits leader in WSC baseball Smith, a senior from Sioux City, Iowa, became the 27th
history with one full season left to play. He has played on player in school history to score 1,000 points in his career.
two NSIC championship teams and two NCAA regional He ﬁnished third on the all-time three point list with 209
clubs and was named the most valuable player (MVP) of the career three-point baskets. He was named third team All-
2005 NSIC Baseball Tournament. This season, he leads the Northern Sun Conference as a senior and was selected to
NSIC with a .414 batting average and also ranks ﬁrst in hits the ESPN/The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America
(65), stolen bases (19) and plate appearances (189). District VII Third Team with a 3.81 grade point average
Gruntorad, a senior from Kearney, helped Wayne State majoring in computer information systems.
win its ﬁrst NSIC regular season championship this past Gregory, a sophomore from Walton (Waverly High
season, averaging 13.4 points, 4.23 assists, 3.9 rebounds and School), was the winner of the Wildcat Inspiration Award.
1.71 steals per game. She was named the NSIC Player of He was diagnosed with testicular cancer as a senior in high
the Year and was chosen the MVP of the NSIC Red Baron’s school and underwent several months of chemotherapy
Women’s Basketball Classic. Gruntorad led NCAA Division treatments. He has been in remission since and came to
II in three-point shooting (48.6 percent) and helped WSC Wayne State as a walk-on track and ﬁeld athlete. He has
advance to the NCAA National Tournament with the best earned at least one medal in every Northern Sun Confer-
season in school history, 27-4. ence Indoor and Outdoor Track meet in which he has
Cafaro, a freshman from Maracay, Venezuela, has had a competed.
Dusty Smith (left) accepts an award from WSC
Athletic Director Eric Schoh.
you and the departm
Editor’s note: Following the Wayne abso lute blast. Thanks to
at the banquet. An out. I am really going
Mr. Schoh, aster of ceremonies e banquet and help
State College athletic awards banquet
I had an absolu te blast being the m mmitt ee) to take part in th have at WSC; they
April 30, where he was master of cer- Athlete Advisory Co t the unreal people we
ing SAAC (Student hi t home tonight abou
of athletics for allow Mr. Linder ’s speech
emonies, senior Jon Pitts, a member words can explain. sly, because my once
of the Wildcat baseball team, sent the to m iss WSC more than nts. --not enough, obviou
selves into the stude , I ha d heard about WSC some small, inferior
really do pour them ort skip from Wayne I looked at WSC as
following letter to Eric Schoh, WSC
Being from Le Mars, Iowa, just a sh ished sin ce I have been here. ing in comparison to
director of athletics. A portion of his tion of WSC ha s been all but extingu ha ve a real shiny stand
stereotypical percep had heard it did not
and academically I
letter is reprinted with his permission. lly not real vibrant, ll team, or Wayne
institution, athletica NG!! walk on to the baseba
T BOY WAS I WRO aha, where I was going to in jest, question me
area institutions. BU on University in Om high school would,
My two college choices were Creight ball. Man y of my peers at my ge discrepancy betw
d accept a scho larship and play base if there were some lar
State, where I woul me on, man?!?" as
or Wayne State? Co WSC.
g to either Creighton e would be like had I not chosen n, D.C. as an intern
with, "You’re goin imagine what my lif I spent in Washingto
back, I couldn’t ry. One summer . As a member of
two. But looking ve been extraordina Wayne State College
have had at WSC ha llent people I met at I have met, couldn’t
The opportunities I rtunity aff orded to me by exce rtunities, the people
U.S. House of Repr
esentatives, an oppo onal to urnaments. The oppo erish forever. . . .
in three NCAA regi is something I will ch
the Wildcat baseba ll team, I’ve played (John Man ganaro) and his staff ence of our student
ewhere. Play ing for Coach Mags the student athlete. Evid n’t help
have been found els s the celebration of emic work and could
ght’s banq uet theme, I think, wa the lib rary to do some acad "stu-
On another note, toni nquet, I headed for at the student part of
library tonigh t. After I left the ba is just goes to show th
could be seen in the es in the library. Th
of our student athlet at.
but notice--I kid yo u not--about 60-70 ought you may enjoy hearing th ction heading toward
rried out to a 't' by our athletes. I th heading in the right direction, a dire
dent-athlete" is ca of athletics here is coaches we have.
that the department e great collection of
This just goes to show u and M r. Mike Barry and th
great staff, led by yo
cess, being led by a hoh.
ng, Mr. Sc
Thanks for everythi
With utmost sincerit
Jon Pitts Jon Pitts
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(Towns and cities listed on these pages the ﬁrst walk in 2002 in northern Kenya. 1986 near Crofton by brother, Austin (2). Bill is an
are in Nebraska unless noted or generally The ﬁrst and second walk ('04) raised Dean and Pamela (Maier) Lueders reside accountant for
understood. All events occurred in 2006 $85,000 helping to care for 120 AIDS or- in Sacramento, Calif., with their son, M&P Transportation,
unless indicated otherwise. Efforts are phans. Proper Walk 2006 will be Dennis's Joshua (1). Dean is Yankton, S.D.
made to keep our news current.) ﬁrst return to Africa since 1977. Michael an arbitration Rachel is the
resides in Louisa, Va., along with his wife of lawyer for the systems adminis-
22 years and serves as the executive director trator for First
1943 of Elk Hill, a human service organization
Doris (Sydow) Olk and her husband, Dept. of Alcohol
serving at-risk youth. Dennis resides in San and Pam continues Bank, Yankton.
Calvin, reside in St. Louis, Mo. They Francisco, Calif., with his wife and child and
celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary to work part-time
owns a telecommunications ﬁrm.
on Oct. 17, 2005. Doris is a retired school with abused and 1994
teacher, having taught for 32 years. molested children. Laurie (Brabec) VanName and her hus-
1979 band, Darren, reside in Port St. Lucie, Fla.,
Linda (Knievel) Korte and her husband, 1989 with their son, Trevin
1966 Allen, reside in Lincoln where Linda is a
Shirley (Pond) Albert has retired from a Tim Lyons is employed as a hot water driller Lambert (1). Laurie is
self-employed wellness consultant. They by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s the creative services
position with the city of Omaha. She is an have added three adopted daughters to their Antarctic Atmospheric and Astronomy Re- manager at Martin
ordained minister from Central Seminary family: twins, Ally and Abby (4) and Margy search Institute. Memorial Health
in Kansas City, Kan., and has been pastor (2). They found their daughters while work- He is involved with Systems, Stuart. She has
of First Baptist Church, Malvern, Iowa for ing with the Manna Relief organization. the "Ice Cube" been in the U.S. Army
project at the South Reserves for 16 years
Pole, Antarctica. and is a Master Sergeant.
1971 Ice Cube is a tele-
Jack Ferrin, Lincoln, was awarded the scope that detects Renee Novak and
2005 National Sales Representative award and tracks the move- Brian Loper were
by FASTLINE Publications at their banquet ments of neutrinos. united in marriage,
in Las Vegas, Nev. FASTLINE is a nation- Nov. 26. She is an
wide publisher of farm equipment buyer elementary teacher
guides. He was chosen from among 45 sales 1990 with Omaha Public
representatives across the 48 continental Sharon (Kander) Schools.
United States. Jack has been an employee of Wandrey resides in
FASTLINE Publications for 15 years. This organization brings nutrition to orphans Omaha with her
and also to critically ill children here in the husband, Phil, and
U.S. The girls join the Korte family of four children: Kirsten Michelle Sterling-Evans (MSE '04) has
1975 adopted children, Zak (15), Nataleigh (12), (5), Nicole (3) and relocated to Pella, Iowa. She serves as the
Juliet (Schellpeper) Stern and her husband, Rachel Brynn (1).
Seth (11) and Caleb (7). executive vice president of sales and market-
Jerry, have relocated to Sugar Land, Texas.
She is the market controller at CBS Radio, ing at Barn Builders, Inc., Pella, Iowa.
Houston, Texas. 1984
Dr. Glenda Gallisath has accepted the ap- 1992 Jody (Bauermeister) Maas and her hus-
Tim Sharer is a professor of education at Jaime (Tiller) Johnston and her husband, band, Chad, announce the
pointment of Dean of the School for Profes-
WSC and received the Outstanding Service Timothy, announce the birth of their ﬁrst birth of son, Mason, on
sional and Continuing Education at Lewis
Award at the 2005 Nebraska Music Edu- University located southwest of Chicago, child, Sarah David, on Aug. 17. They reside March 10. He is wel-
cators Association Conference. He was in Shawnee, Kan. comed to their Norfolk
Ill. She has spent more than 20 years work-
honored for his years of service to both the home by brother
ing in higher education. In 2001, she was
organization and the ﬁeld of music educa- Johnny "J.P." Widner has been named Max (2 ½). Jody is the
recognized as one of the top ﬁve women in
tion. He is a teaching associate with Jean sports information director of Salem Col- theology instructor for
education in the Sioux City, Iowa, area by
Anastasio and David Perry of APL Associ- lege, Winston-Salem, N.C., a provisional the seventh and eleventh
Phi Delta Kappa.
ates of Camillus, N.Y., and has co-authored member of the NCAA Division III. His du- grades at Norfolk
She received the
a book with them entitled "If You Want It Achievement Award in ties will include game management, wellness Catholic Schools.
Teach It." His wife, Beth Ann (Bergt '74), Adult Education for the center director, physical education instructor,
is employed at WSC in the Learning Center. State of Iowa in 1994. and head cross country coach and physical Jacqueline (Mitchell) Vaughn and her
Together they have spent over 40 years She has authored and education/health professor. He resides in husband, Derek,
teaching music in Nebraska schools. Their had published numerous Winston-Salem with his wife, Kristi, and wish to announce
son, Corbin, is a senior studio arts major at articles regarding higher their son, Cherokee Austin (7). the birth of daughter,
WSC. education issues. Raionna Machelle
Tony and Tammy (Geiger '94) Young on Jan. 26. They
Douglas L. Janousek, Orlando, Fla., gradu- reside in Norfolk with their children, Abigail reside in Omaha and
1976 ated summa cum laude with an associate’s in (4) and Jackson (1). Tony is manager at Jacqueline works for
Bradley Pierson and his wife, Kathryn, Walgreen’s, Columbus, and Tammy is con- the Omaha Public
applied science degree in culinary arts from
reside in Loveland, Colo. He is a senior troller at Afﬁliated Foods Midwest, Norfolk. Schools as a third-
the Orlando Culinary Academy, le Cordon
oncology sales representative for Ligand grade teacher.
Bleu program. He was
chosen to be the student 1993
speaker during Susan (Nuernberger) Salmon is employed
DaVarryl "Touch of Sleep” Williamson,
1977 the commencement Aurora, Colo., returned to the boxing ring
as the Human Resources Supervisor at
Michael Farley and Dennis Wininger ceremony. He is the Michael Foods Inc., Wakeﬁeld. She resides
on Saturday, May 6, at the DCU Center in
'78 are preparing for Proper Walk 2006, to owner/chef of Home near Wakeﬁeld with her husband, Scott, and
Worcester, Mass., in the heavyweight divi-
be held in the Shaba and Samburu Nature Cookin', a personal their sons; Tyler (7), T.J. (3 ½) and Tayton (1).
sion. He scored a fourth round TKO over
Reserves, Africa. This 160-mile walk in the chef service. He is also previously unbeaten Mike Mollo.
African bush is held to raise money for the a freelance writer for 1995
Makindu, Kenya Children’s Center, a day publications in Florida Bill and Rachel (Theilen ’98) Guenther Rebecca (Buell) Emerson, husband Tom,
facility that is dedicated to helping serve the and Alaska. announce the birth of son, Carter William, on and sons Gabe (6) and Nathan (3) relocated
needs of AIDS orphans. Michael organized Feb. 19. Carter is welcomed to their home to Henderson, Ky. Rebecca serves as the
director of counseling services at Henderson
1966 Community College, a part of the Kentucky
Charles "Bob" LeValley, Olathe, Community and Technical College System.
Kan., serves as president of the She has attained a master of arts degree
Kansas City campus of DeVry in each: marriage and family counseling;
University and oversees campus church and community ministries.
operations in St. Louis, Minneapolis,
Oklahoma City, Memphis, Denver Daryl and Lynelle (Hanzl) Schrunk have
and Colorado Springs in his role as relocated from Atkinson to Wayne. Daryl
a regional vice president. Bob had has accepted
the honor of standing on the balcony the position of
(fourth from right) of the New York elementary
Stock Exchange at the ringing of the principal for
closing bell in celebration of the 75th Wayne Public
anniversary of DeVry University on Schools.
March 28. He was joined by another Lynelle will be
former WSC student, John Ballheim, the human
(far right) who serves as president of resources
DeVry’s New York campus.
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director at Heritage Homes, Wayne. They home by brother, Karsten Andreas (3). Lori pursuing a teaching certiﬁcate in second- a self-employed music therapist and Todd is
are the parents of two children, Matthew (10) received a master of accounting degree from ary English. Stephanie instructs English at an associate professor of physics at WSC.
and Kayla (8). the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2005 Colorado State University.
and is an adjunct faculty member of the ac- Corey and Kara (Kolosick ’00) Baumert
Linda (Rollman) Aschoff and her hus- counting department at UNO. Sarah "Beth" (Lippert) Wong and her hus- reside in West Point with their daughter,
band, Tim, announce the birth of son, Ryan band, Fred, reside at Fort Irwin, Calif. They Brynn Ashland (1).
Timothy on Feb. 7. He is welcomed home 1997 announce the birth Corey is a grocery
by sisters Audrey (5) and Jillian (3). They Charles "Cody" and Melissa (Weber) of daughter manager at Graybeal’s
reside in Lincoln. Hawley reside in Falls City where they are Cassandra Bei-mei, Food. Kara works as
employed as instructors at Falls City Public on Nov. 9. Beth is the product manager for
1996 Schools; he teaches ﬁrst-grade and she a homemaker and Pearson School Systems,
Monica (Knutson) kindergarten. Cody a Fred is a major in a school information
McAlpin has joined the lso coaches cross- the U.S. Army at system based in Mesa,
Des Moines University country and track. Fort Irwin. Ariz.
as a purchasing They both have David Bagley and his wife, Christina, an-
administrator. She and received their master’s Alissa (Vodehnal) Clough and her husband, nounce the birth of their son, Brody Hawk,
her husband, Travis degrees in education Aaron, announce the on Feb. 20. David
('96), reside in Norwalk, from Peru State birth of their ﬁrst is an account
Iowa. College. They are the child, Andrew James, manager for
parents of Jared (3) on April 2, 2005. They Werner Enterprises.
Shannon (Roberts) and Mikaela Catherine reside in Durham,
Johnson is the billing They reside in Las
(born July 18, 2005). N.C. where Alissa is Vegas, Nev.
clerk at Northeast chief resident in
Nebraska Public Power, Marc and Jennifer (VanEgdom '99) Jen- internal medicine at
Wayne. She and her son reside in Omaha with their daughters: the University of
husband, Mark, are the Mindy (Orke) Mullen and her husband,
Kortni Ryann (3) and Kayla Raye born April North Carolina.
parents of sons, Couy Tim, announce
14. Marc is a senior account executive with
Robert (2) and Cade the birth of son,
First Data Alisha (Fox) Stone has taken a position as
Dean (1). They reside in Caleb Alan, on
Commercial the ofﬁce manager
Wayne. Jan. 25. Mindy
Services, of the Coleridge
enjoys being a
Omaha. Blade, Coleridge.
Mark Keerbs, Minneapolis, Minn., is em- stay-at-home
Jennifer is a She and her husband,
ployed as legal counsel for Clark Consulting, stay-at-home Mom at their
Ryan, are the parents
Bloomington, Minn. home in Sioux
mom and of a son, Noah (4)
substitute and reside on a farm
Michelle (Scheurich) and Shannon Sullivan teacher in the near Coleridge.
were married Sept. 3, Papillion/LaVista school district. 2003
2005. They reside Brandon McLaughlin graduated from the
near Hoskins. Ben and Cortney (Sidak) West, Omaha,
1999 University of Nebraska Medical Center
Michelle is pursuing Jill (Klein) Colling was named President/ with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies
would like to announce the birth of son,
a master’s degree in CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sioux- degree and is board certiﬁed. He resides in
business from WSC land. She resides in Sioux City, Iowa, with Central City and is employed by Lone Tree
on Oct. 30.
while working for the her husband, Travis, and their son, Lincoln Medical Associates as a physician’s assis-
Ben is a pilot
City of Norfolk Police Drew (2). tant.
Division as an ofﬁcer. Nebraska Air
Bruce Copeland and his wife, Elizabeth, Brian and Ashley (Lyon ’04) Bunce an-
National Guard nounce the birth of daughter, Katelyn Marie.
Denise (Wallace) Kracl have relocated to Kansas City, Mo. Bruce
in Lincoln They reside in Omaha where Brian is an
and her husband, John, will enroll at the University of Missouri-
ﬂying KC-135's. admissions
announce the birth of Kansas City, in the interdisciplinary doctor-
Cortney is a district manager for Hallmark counselor for
daughter, Kodie Jean, ate program in urban leadership and policy
Retail Inc. in Omaha. Bellevue
on Feb. 3. They reside studies.
in Schuyler. Denise is a
second-year law student 1998 Greg "Grady" Strohbehn and his wife, Ashley works
Shawn Smith and Jenny, announce the for Omaha
at the University of
Stephanie Marcellus birth of daughter, Public Schools
South Dakota, Vermillion. ****with
were married July 23, Mackenzie Lynn, on as a third-grade
2005. They reside in March 1. They have teacher.
Lori (Reed) Simonsen and her husband,
Geir, announce the birth of daughter, Isabella Fort Collins, Colo. relocated to Fremont.
Jennifer (Muhlenbruch) Nolan and her
Lynn, on Nov. 18. She is welcomed at Shawn is a student Grady is a marketing
husband, Kevin, reside in Humphrey with
consultant for Senior
their daughter, Paige Marie (2). Jennifer
Market Sales, Omaha.
Alumni Achievement Award is employed at Tri-County Title & Escrow
The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes Wayne State alumni who have outstand- Tyler Johnson and his wife, Lauren, an-
ing achievements in their career, and/or civic involvement and provided support of nounce the birth of daughter, Cameryn Rhea,
Stephanie (Irwin) Stanton graduated with
WSC. Please use the form below to nominate someone you think deserves this award. June 9. They reside in Spring, Texas. He is
her doctorate of dental surgery from the
the operations manager at Filtration Technol-
University of Nebraska College of Dentistry.
ogy Corporation, Houston, Texas.
She joins Dr.
Alumni Service Award Dave Merritt
The Alumni Service Award recognizes Wayne State alumni who have enhanced the 2000 and Dr. Dennis
College through dedicated service, promotion and ﬁnancial support. Please use the Jeff Hamer and Danika (Schmersal '98) Timperley at
form below to nominate someone you think deserves this award. were united in marriage. Jeff is a second Norfolk Dental
lieutenant in the U.S. Army. The couple Group. She and
Nomination Form - Circle one: Achievement Award Service Award resides in the area of Ft. Hood, Texas. her husband,
Please print Tom, are the
Ann (Snyder) Holz is employed at the Har-
Nominee’s Name__________________________________Grad Year ____________________ tington Shopper and is a freelance graphic parents of son,
artist for three Tommy (2).
Nominee’s Occupation __________________________________________________________
Nominee’s Mailing Address ______________________________________________________
Iowa and South 2004
City/State/Zip _________________________________________________________________ Dakota. She and Jennie (Shonka)
Nominee’s Phone Business_________________ Home ______________________________ her husband, Lee, Stutzman is an
On a separate sheet of paper please state the nominee’s career accomplishments (cite spe- reside in Hartington elementary teacher at
ciﬁc achievements), and civic contributions (community, charitable organizations, schools, with their daughters, Dist. #24, Schuyler.
etc.). Ashtyn (3) and She and her husband,
Nominated by Olivia (1). Levi, are the parents of
Gage Levi, born Aug. 2.
Name___________________________________________ Grad Year ____________________
2001 They reside near Rogers.
Mailing Address _______________________________________________________________ Jamie (Dolezal) and
City/State/Zip _________________________________________________________________ Todd Young, Jeremy Welsch is employed as a deputy
Concord, announce sheriff with the Douglas County Sheriff’s
Phone Business______________________ Home __________________________________ Ofﬁce. He and his wife, Anne, reside in
Send form and supporting information to: Alumni Ofﬁce, Wayne State College, the birth of their ﬁrst
child, Carlyle Orion, Omaha. They are the parents of a son, Mi-
1111 Main St., Wayne, NE 68787, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
on Jan. 30. Jamie is chael Robert (2 ½).
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Drew Caskey has accepted the position of assistant ticket Texas
ofﬁce manager at Western Kentucky University, Bowling
Green, Ky. Reunion
Angela Dobias and Todd
Fredrickson were united in
Jackie '77 and Dick Dittman hosted
marriage on Jan. 7. She is WSC alumni and friends in their
employed in the accounting home in Austin on February 18 for
ofﬁce at WSC. a brunch; Arlen Biehle's beauti-
ful desserts added to the delicious
brunch. Clockwise from lower
right: Deb Lundahl, director of
development and alumni rela-
2006 tions; President Richard Collings;
Christopher Warnick and Tessa (Turnbull '04) were Phyllis Conner, vice president for
united in marriage in Aug. 2005 and reside in Columbus. He development; Arlen Biehle ‘64;
is employed at the YMCA and she as an engineer technician Bonnie Taskov; Kalin Taskov ‘03;
at Behlen Mfg. Co. Angie (Wilbur ‘90) Martinez; Don
Ohlschwager; Sarah (McAlister
In Memory Of ‘77) Ohlschwager; Jackie (Jeffrey
'77) Ditman; Dick Ditman.
Marian (Engdahl) McCluskey '30, (93), Fremont; Jan. 21.
Martin E. Buschkamp '32, (90), Lincoln; May 3.
Louisa (Jones) Newton '32, (93), Laurel; Feb. 14
Helen (Rhudy) Cording '32, (93), Wallace, N.C.; March 11.
Gertrude (Wasserburger) Kirkham '35, (96), Billings,
Mont.; Feb. 21.
Florence Geraldine (Kneiﬂ) Travers '36, (89), Paradise,
Calif.; Feb. 11.
Loraine (Baker) McGee '36, (90), Bethesda, Md.; March
21. She was the widow of former US Senator Gale W. Mc-
Gee (D-WY) who served in the Senate from 1959-1977.
John A. Christensen '36, LaJolla, Calif.; Nov. 11.
Irene E. (Brosh) Dye '37, (94) Spokane, Wash.; May 9.
Ella Muriel Anson Nye '38, Elkhorn; March 4.
Leo M. Marx '41, (93), Spencer; April 22.
Larhylia (Whitmore) Wood '42, Reno, Nev.; March 23.
Lucille (Blank) Keifer '45, (83), Celina, Ohio; Jan. 25.
Marguerite (Rees) Moret '46, (91), Superior; Jan 7.
Joan (Axen) Hodgson '46, (80), Tilden; April 15.
Ella Larsen '47, (92), Laurel; Feb. 14. Northern California Reunion
Reba Hill '49, (96), North Platte; Dec. 20.
Alumni and friends enjoyed an afternoon hors d' oeuvre buffet at the home of Morland "Mac" McManigal '52
Eugene "Gene" H. Baumert '50, (79), Blair; March 17. and Yvonne Greer who hosted the Northern California reunion on April 23 in Fairﬁeld. Front row (l-r): Deb
Max D. Irvin '58, (79), Fullerton; Dec. 26. Lundahl, director of development and alumni relations; Darla (Munderloh ‘66) Fisher; Clara Ann (Peter-
Diane (Ericson) Rozell '62, Marshalltown, Iowa; July 23, son ‘39) Tennis; Phyllis Conner, vice president for development; Don Holmstedt ‘53; Marlene (Carlson ‘73)
2005. Sterner. Back: Frank Fisher; Dale Riehart ‘77; Mac McManigal ‘52; Yvonne Greer; Dennis Wininger ‘78;
Lillian A. (Fredericksen) Meyer '66, (78), Allen; Feb. 14. Marilyn Collings; President Richard Collings. (not pictured: Nic Windeshausen)
Larry W. Swanson '66, Bettendorf, Iowa; July 12, 2004.
Phyllis (Beaudette) Baumert '66, (75), Elkhorn; March 26.
Richard Allen Gray '67, St. Charles, Iowa; Jan 27.
Golf July 15
18th Annual Omaha Golf Scramble – Tregaron Golf Course
Okoboji Golf – Emerald Hills Golf Club
Richard L. Rozell '67, Marshalltown, Iowa; Jan. 23, 2006.
Maxine (Anderson) Sandquist '67 (79), Lyons; April 27.
Events August 28 Dakota Dunes Golf-Dakota Dunes Country Club
Maxine (Cogdill) Haisch '68, (90), Laurel; Feb. 4.
Edgar Lyle Smith '69, (70), Whitehall, Pa.; Feb 12. Send us your news & photos, too!
Richard Bennett '72, (58), Carlsbad, N.M.; Feb. 20. We encourage you to send photos with your alumni notes - wedding, new baby, promotion, informal
gathering with other alumni, etc. Be sure to identify people in the photos. Digital photos with fewer than ﬁve
Carol Habrock '72, (55), Emerson; Jan. 26. megapixels cannot be accepted. You can send your news via email - email@example.com -
Robert C. Schurman '73, (69), Schuyler; Jan. 8. Please remember to update your address!
Jeanette (Noe) Geiger '80, (58), Norfolk; Dec. 21.
Name____________________________________________ (Maiden Name)___________________________________________
Friends We Will Miss Spouse___________________________________________ (Maiden Name)_________________________ Class _____________
Minnie Caress Rice, (MSE '58), Wayne; May 12. Mrs. Address___________________________________________ City ___________________________________________________
Minnie Rice, was the widow of Dr. John D. Rice, Wayne State________ Zip___________ Home Phone____________________ E-mail _________________________________________
State president from 1951 until his death in 1956. She began
Employer_________________________________________ Title ___________________________________________________
teaching at WSC in 1956 in the departments of mathematics
and education. She was named assistant professor of English Address___________________________________________ City ___________________________________________________
at WSC and taught until 1970 when she retired. She would State___________________________ Zip_______________ Phone __________________________________________________
have been 104 years old on May 27.
Spouse’s Employer__________________________________ Title ___________________________________________________
Dan Pollard, Florida; April 1. Dan spent ﬁve years at WSC,
Address___________________________________________ City ___________________________________________________
serving as equipment coordinator for the WSC athletic
department; strength and running-back football coach 1988- State___________________________ Zip_______________ Phone __________________________________________________
1989; head softball coach from 1990-92. Information for alumni notes _________________________________________________________________________________
Nancy Fleck, Wakeﬁeld, N.H., died during open heart sur- _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
gery on March 23. Nancy was the wife of Dr. Joseph Fleck _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
who served as WSC dean of education in the 1980’s and
interim president 1986-87.
Harlan Hansen (67), Wayne; March 4. He was employed as
a WSC custodian from 1983 to 1999. Send to: Alumni Ofﬁce, Wayne State College, 1111 Main St., Wayne, NE 68787 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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