1980 Compilation by cuiliqing

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									Gayle Walker Anderson ’80
I have worked for Equine Veterinary Services in Encinitas, CA, for the past 18 years. When not
working I have three Shetland sheepdogs that I compete with in dog agility. Millie and I just won
the AKC National Championship last week. I also get to travel with my husband who is a private
yacht captain.



Mary DeGroff Barnett ’80
How can 30 years have passed so quickly? I consider the friends made in those four short years
at OWU among the best lifetime. Music majors at Sanborn Hall, sorority sisters at Gamma Phi
Beta, and those late nights spent at Austin Hall studying (?!) with dorm-mates-how fond those
memories are! After graduating, I went on to receive my master’s degree in music at Indiana
University. I married Steve Burch and moved to the St. Louis area where we raise two sons, Jim
and Adam. Steve passed away in 2003 after a long battle with cancer, I remarried in 2006 and
now an official empty nester. I still play the horn actively and am a passionate St. Louis Cardinals
fan! I hope to catch up with classmates at our 30th reunion this year and reminisce about some
great times at OWU.

*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory



Joan Bence ’80
Retired from Battelle 1992.



Thelma Guinto Chaffee ’80
Roger and I have been married for almost 29 of the thirty years since our 1980 graduation. Since
then I practiced nursing (RN) while Roger attended OSU Medical School. We have three grown
children; Kristin, the oldest is a second grade Catholic School teacher in Parma, Ohio; Blake,
played baseball for Miami University and is finishing his BA and will be attending graduate
school in molecular biology; and Katie, our youngest is in her second year at the University of
Dayton studying Communications Management. Roger has been practicing cardiology in Akron
(at NEOCS) and also is the medical director at a free clinic in Akron (OPENM). Call us if you are in
Hudson, OH.
Gregory Joseph Cielec ’80
Check out my writing career by going to www.gregcielec.com. I have had two books of fiction
published, and I write music and sports pieces for a variety of publications and websites.

*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory



Jill Kern Cunnington ’80
I am a student again to work on master’s degree on that my children are school age and up. My
family has been based in Cleveland for 13 years after 18 years of living in Washington, DC, area
upon leaving OWU. I still get back to Delaware, Ohio, to see my relatives and often will be at
Harris Stadium for fireworks on July 4th. If you are in Cleveland, look me up!

*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory



Douglas J. Fleming ’80
Since graduation, I have been building media & Internet companies on both the west and east
coasts. Founded Outfront Inc., a consulting firm working with myriad of business sectors across
the U.S. Married late, two incredible children. Acquiring a chemical manufacturing and
distribution company; disinfectants & sterilants and adding a totally ‘green ecofriendly’ (EPA
registered) component. Rysher Inc. offers the world a unique non-toxic solution that’s
application is vast and absolute across full spectrum of industries, companies and individuals
seeking alternative means to eradicating pathogens, etal and cleaning their environments. Sit on
the board of disparate companies in the wireless connectivity and hospitality supply industries
and invest in emerging companies. The best is yet to come.

*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory



Kathleen Handley ’80
I am currently married with a 10-year-old daughter and have lived just outside of Delaware in
Ostrander for the past 18 years. I am also teaching art at a middle school in Groveport, Ohio.
Katherine Elise Whittier Hooker ’80
Do I still take photos? YES! I’ve done some professional work, as well as volunteer photography
for non-profits, schools, fundraisers, and newspapers. I’ve won a few small awards and
honorable mentions at juried shows, local and Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. Went digital in
2007, seduced by the advantages for sports, events and sharing, but unhappy with the digital
look. Alumni notes about Chuck Frostick always take me back to OWU and inspire gratitude for
the opportunity I received from everyone to hone my skills. Beyond the camera, I enjoyed a
great 17-year fun in marketing, advertising and corporate communications at The Hartford
before making the difficult choice, supported by Larry, to focus priority on raising our children,
Elise, Rose, and Caz. Now home, I volunteer nearly fulltime on several boards, from United Way
and the Canton Zoning Commission, to the Athletic Booster Club and school committees focused
on teen use of technology, cafeteria recycling and NEASC accreditation. So, when I run out the
door saying, “Grab yourself a nice snack, I’ll be back,” I wonder about the advantages of staying
home! My youngest now a teenager, and my oldest now receiving college acceptance letters,
I’m reinventing my life again. I’m currently doing some college consulting and weighing this
against the equally appealing prospect of going back to the corporate world. Cliff Hanger! Can’t
wait to read what everyone else wrote. Eventually I’ll find time to connect on a social
networking site. Until then, please know I think about the rest of you.

*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory




Imogene Johnson ’80
Hello OWU Alumni and OWU friends! We moved to the central Ohio area from DC a few years
ago. While we miss the wonderful resources and activities in DC, there are lots of great things
happening in Ohio. Darold is enjoying the many local gold courses and our two daughters are
enjoying high school and college. We’d love to hear from former classmates, teachers and
friends!

*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory
Ricardo George Joseph ’80
I’ve been a full-time pilot with American Airlines based in Chicago for the past 18 years. I also
work as a part-time emergency room physician in the Detroit metro area. My wife and I, along
with our two children, Alexandra age 15, and Nicholas age 11, reside in one of the suburbs
outside Detroit. When I’m not working you can usually find me at one of the local judo clubs,
where I train several kids for national level competition ( my son Nick is a current national
champion) or training myself for masters level national/ international tournaments.


*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory



Robert Last ’80
I am a geneticist working on plant biochemistry. I was a professor at Cornell University ’89-’98,
worked at a genomics company and the US National Science Foundation and have been at
Michigan State University for five years as a professor of Plant Biochemistry.




Linda Linderman ’80
After leaving OWU I taught junior high science for 12 years in Katy ISD near Houston, Texas. I got
married, and while working I completed my masters at Texas A & M. I then had a daughter,
moved to Australia for five years, had a son and am back living as a housewife in Houston. I still
work in the schools but only as a volunteer.


*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory



Maust, Ellen Pagliaro ’80
Since January 1981 I have been teaching K-8 chorus and general music for New Haven Public
Schools. During that time I earned two M.A. degrees and a 6th year professional certificate from
Southern CT State University. In September 2009 I was appointed Facilitator of Music for New
Haven, overseeing 69 music teachers in 52 schools. Jerry and I have two children, Tania, who is
also a teacher in New Haven, and Jerry, who graduated from OWU this May. We have really
enjoyed visiting campus while Jerry’s been at OWU.
Elizabeth Irwin Mitchell ’80
Reunion Note: Living in Sarasota, FL with two teens, including one senior who is
submitting college applications.

*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory



Richard Thomas Newell ’80
Since leaving OWU, I’ve had a long career as an actuary in the property/causality insurance field.
I’ve been married since 1986 and we have two children. We have lived in the Atlanta area since
2004, but before that spent more than a decade each in Connecticut and Texas (Dallas/Ft.
Worth area) plus a short time in Southern California. Outside of work, I’ve enjoyed being active
in my local churches and traveling with my family.


*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory




Jesus Manuel Noriega ’80
I always remember my days at Ohio Wesleyan University. I always dream of going back to Ohio
with my family to see the university where I was very happy many years.

*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory



Catherine Mapes Powers ’80
I am back for my BSN; I work as a labor and delivery/ post partum nurse and have been in my
current position for eight years. I set out to complete my BSN eleven years ago but was
surprised to find out we were expecting our third child at that time. I am taking it slowly –I
volunteer at my daughter’s school, work and go to school. Last July we were blessed to become
grandparents for the first time! My grandson is a true joy to everyone he meets, and it’s just
hard to believe that we could possibly be the age to be grandparents already! I keep in contact
with a few OWU friends, and by the time we have our reunion, we will have celebrated my
daughter Lizzie’s graduation from OWU on May 9th! We have truly come full circle. The picture I
included is of my daughter Liz and me at our high school’s final reunion before opening a brand
new school.
Susan Harris Raphael ’80
Hi to all! My daughter graduated from OWU last May with an Art Education Major. Two of our
three boys are currently in college. One Randolph-Macon in VA and another at Appalachian
State in NC. The youngest is in high school. I have reentered the work force as a technical
analyst at USA Energy Advisors. I have traveled a lot these past years to enjoying skiing, hiking,
visiting friends and family etc. I am a 3-year cancer survivor and volunteer at the Riverside
Second Opinion Breast Cancer Clinic. Best to all!



Pamela Reed ’80
Working hard, love my new job at Fairfield Medical Center learning a lot and helping to make
great changes for Nursing. Playing hard, traveling whenever possible, spent my 50th birthday
traveling and cruising the Mediterranean.
Life is great! Make every moment count!



Molly Reynolds ’80
Since I have never been to a reunion you are asking me to account for well over half my life.
Hmm, the short answer is I’m trying to leave this world better than I found it. I am lucky to count
among my best friends today, wonderful people whom I met at OWU thirty years ago.
Jonathan Paul Sank ’80
For quite a few years, I couldn’t find a career niche. Then in 1997 I felt called to serve the poor
through a newsletter which soon spawned a radio show, and now it’s Life-Net News & Radio:
Covering Poverty Widely In A Net Of Many Voices. I don’t get paid, but I get the privilege of
associating with a whole network of proactive, virtuous people, and I received the highest tier of
the (US) President’s Volunteer Service Awards in 2008. I’ve been married to Vivian since 1988
(1991 legally). Our main secrets are that we come to agree that divorce is not an option and
we’ve always been best friends even when on the outs. Stick to it with absolute determination
and learn what you can about how to solve problems without separating. At OWU I took
linguistics. I’ve come full circle there and gotten back into it a little bit by writing entries on
stratificational grammar for Glottopedia and by recording Q-and-A audio segments with Dr.
Sydney M. Lamb, the father of the subdiscipline. More recently, I’ve started helping high school
level homeschoolers in Camden, NJ, learn how to produce radio for social good. I hope my
Christian faith has matured. Certainly, I’m a lot less interested in theological and eschatological
speculation and much more interested in cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. My favorite Scripture
commentary is the body of pre-Nicene Christian writings. At LNN&R’s website, I’ve made a huge
study outline called the Love Lab of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.

*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory



Matthew Tabenken ’80
I reside in Milford, MA, with my wife Joyce and our eight year old daughter Lily, who is in second
grade. We are currently building a house in Falmouth, ME, and will be relocating there in
August. After living in MA for the past 18 years, I am very excited about moving back to my
native state ME. We will be able to enjoy our second home in the Oceanside community of New
Harbor, ME, more often. My professional life as Northern New England Sales/Marketing
Manager for Moet Hennessey, part of the LVMH group, provides me the opportunity to manage
a super premium wine and spirits portfolio across a beautiful three state region. For two years in
a row I have led the 18 state divisions I am assigned to in growth. Watching my daughter grow
and mature has been one in life’s greatest blessings for me.



Sally and Charles Thomas ’80
Our family moved from Darien, CT, to Dallas, Texas in 1999. After 10 years here we have
definitely put down our roots. Our three kids feel like Texans! I left Yahoo in 2008 to start my
consulting business. Sally and I are enjoying our final years with the teenagers until we become
empty nesters.
Polly A. Thompson ’80
Grandchildren-Noah Braun DOB 11/18/2006, Sadie Joyce DOB 10/09/2007, Evan Braun DOB
03/11/2008, and Isabella Braun DOB 07/21/2009.

*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory



Laura Ludwig Tiberi ’80
How life changes! Thirty years ago I could stay up late and drink more beer. The past five years
find me happily focused on family, still working and enjoying my professional life, and finessing
the balance as a member of the “sandwich” generation, making sure we are there for our
parents, our children, and now our wonderful grandchild, Zach age 4! My family name is “Mimi”
these days. And I have returned to Delaware to live, enjoying now not the OWU campus life, but
the life OWU gives to the university town.



Robert Darryl Wilson ’80
I am still teaching in Chicago. Teaching has really changed over the years. I have been back in
Chicago for nearly 20 years. Those days at OWU don’t seem like yesterday any more, but like
last month now. My son is now twelve years old and being a single parent is a rewarding
challenge. Between my students at school, singing at church, and my son, I do have a rich life.
Both my parents are still very much alive and well. I am planning to work on another degree to
move up in the school system. Counseling is the path I think I will take. Once an educator always
an educator. Even those of you not in the field of education still educate others. Each one, reach
one. Those who remember me will remember my gift of gab. If they don’t remember that, I am
sure they will remember my smile and overly cheeriness at breakfast in and around Smith and
Hayes Halls. I miss the parties in the “Cave” and the uniqueness of Austin Hall. I miss the days of
the big snow storm of 1978 and the parties at S.A.E and Phi Psi frats. I really miss my old friends.
Micki, Beth, Denise, Dave, Vern (r.i.p), Thom (from Greece), Ben, Leslie, Bill, Jody, Brad, George,
the “New Jersey Boys” and the others who made OWU special for me. I have lost touch with
most of you. I would really love to hear from you. So, feel free to send me an e-mail or call. Be
Blessed.

*Update taken from 2010 Alumni Today Directory

								
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