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             Alumni Newsletter                     • An Alumni Office Publication • Spring 2006 •

Inside                   Guevara Continues                                    Smith Named NSIC                                               Alumni
This                     Family Tradition                                     Britton Scholar-Athlete                                        Reunions
                                                                              Award Winner
Edition:                 Page 3                                               Page 5                                                         Page 8

Lifetime Achievement
                                                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.

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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 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.

                Upcoming Events
    June 16          New York Reunion
    June 18-28       Czech Republic
                        Alumni and Friends Tour
    July 7 & 8       Wayne Chicken Days                          Our thanks to
                                                                Ashley Smith,
    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 •
 sional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.                             View the schedule of events and who will be attending at

                                                                             Page 2 - WSC Alumni Newsletter
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
family tradition.
     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.

...Seymour, continued
from page 1
                                          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.

                                                                             Page 3 - WSC Alumni Newsletter
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
downtown. Community
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
                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                       Pete Chapman
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.

                                                                           Page 4 - WSC Alumni Newsletter
  Smith Named NSIC                                                Student-Athletes Recognized at Honors Banquet
  Britton Scholar-Athlete
  Award Winner
       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
                                                                                                                                                                                                   een the
                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in the
                                                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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    WSC Alumni Notes
(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
                                                                                                   California State
                                                                                                                                                  Dakota National
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
15 years.
                                                                                                   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)
                                                                                                                                              City, Iowa.
                                               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
                                               Caleb Michael,
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.
                                               with the
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
                                                                                                                                              Company, Columbus.
  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 __________________________________________________________
                                                                                              photographers in
 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 Thank you.
                                                                                              on Jan. 30. Jamie is                            chael Robert (2 ½).

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    WSC Alumni Notes
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
                                                                                        July 29
                                                                                                          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 - -
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

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