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    2 PRESIDENT’SCOLUMN


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                               GRADUATION2007 15
                               ALUMNIWEEKEND2007

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Grillin’ and Chillin’ 18
      with Ed Mirielli
     Jammin’ Westminster Style
         with the HipNecks
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   Student                 22
 Photo Contest

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                                     Once more, another outstanding graduating class has walked through The Columns and out into
                                     the world, ready for lives of success, significance, and service. I am certain their last semester
                                     seemed to fly by with the whirlwind of activities that took place on our campus for seniors.
                                     The inspirational words of our commencement speaker, Bruce Cole, who is Chair of the National
                                     Endowment for the Humanities, certainly ended their years at Westminster with an uplifting
                                     message.
                                     This past semester included several special educational experiences for our students as we
                                     continued the Westminster tradition of bringing prominent speakers to campus. In March, Sir
                                     Martin Gilbert, Churchill’s official biographer, delivered a Kemper Lecture on the twelve leadership
                                     qualities of Churchill. The next month Congressman Ike Skelton, Chair of the House Armed
                                     Services Committee, gave a major national policy address in the Historic Gym where Churchill
                                     delivered his famous “Iron Curtain” speech.
                                     This summer was quite unusual for us. The level of activity was just as high as if we had had
                                     students on campus. This occurred because we hosted a U.S. Army Reserve Leadership Training
                                     Program for the first time. We are one of only three sites in the entire county to host this major
                                     conference that brought 85 faculty members and 385 students to campus June 17-29.
                                     We will be proud to start the 2007-2008 academic school year with a long awaited and much
                                     needed addition to our campus – the new Mueller Leadership Hall. We will hold the official
                                     dedication at 6 p.m on Saturday, August 18, with a ribbon cutting to follow. The entire Westminster
                                     community will greatly benefit from this new, quality dining experience as well as organizations in
                                     the Fulton community that use the hall for private functions. Once the new dining hall opens,
                                     Robertson Dining Hall will be razed to make room for a new residence hall on The Quad.
                                     The fall semester will commence with a great deal of other excitement as well with our second
                                     Symposium on Democracy in September. This special two-day event will focus on the environment
                                     and sustainability with featured speakers Robert Kennedy, Jr.; Paul Roberts, author the acclaimed
                                     book The End of Oil; and famous environmental writer David Gessner.
                                     Westminster continues to offer the best in educational opportunities and facilities because people
                                     like you understand the importance of maintaining the high standards we have set. I thank you
                                     for your strong support in the past and encourage you to be a part of the exciting vision we have
                                     for the future.




                                     President Fletcher M. Lamkin




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Lael Selected as new Cotton Scholar Chair at Westminster
Richard L. “Butch” Lael, Professor of History, was approved as the new John Ashley Cotton
Scholar’s Chair for the Humanities Feb. 24 by the Westminster College Board of Trustees and
                                 will begin serving his three-year term in the fall of the
                                 2007-2008 academic year.
                                 Lael began his tenure with the History Department at Westminster
                                 in 1978 and has served as Department Chair, Humanities Division          Two Westminster Students
                                 Chair and Vice Chair of the Faculty. He has written four books,          win Model UN Awards
                                 numerous scholarly articles and received the Missouri Governor’s         Two members of Westminster College’s Model
                                 Award for Excellence in Teaching                                         United Nations team won awards at the 47th
                                 Established in 1998 from a bequest by Johanna Cotton McMechan            annual Midwest Model United Nations held
                                 to honor her brother of the Class of 1929, the Cotton Scholar’s          Feb. 21-24 at the Hyatt Hotel at Union Station
                                 Chair in the Humanities funds the salary, research and travel            in St. Louis, MO.
                                 expenses for a faculty member to take sabbatical leave for research      Leslie Fisher, a sophomore political science
                                 that will contribute to regular presentations and publications and       major from Little Rock, AR was named the
                                 strengthen the humanities curriculum at Westminster.                     Most Outstanding Delegate for her role on the
                                                                                                          United Nations Economic, Scientific and
                                                                                                          Cultural Organization Committee. Hasan
Westminster Students to Create Eco-House                                                                  Adwan, a sophomore political science major
Four Westminster students will help create their own environmentally friendly living space for            from Beit Hanoun, Palestinian National
this academic year as they become the first residents of an ECO-House on the Westminster                  Authority, also won an Honorable Mention
College campus.                                                                                           Most Outstanding Delegate Award for his work
                                                                                                          on the UN’s Commission on Crime Prevention
Shauna Aminath, a junior from The Maldives; Leah Maconochie, a junior from Fulton, MO; Jahnvi             and Criminal Justice.
Pananchikal, a freshman from India; and sophomore Alice Burt from Concord, NH, will turn the
campus-owned house at 319 West 6th Street into a model for sustainable living. They will work             Dr. Kurt Jefferson, professor of political science,
with project advisors Professor Alan Goldin, who teach environmental studies, and Student Life            took 14 students to this year’s competition.
staff Dr. Bob Hansen and Bryan Carrier.                                                                   Jefferson has led the Model UN program at
                                                                                                          Westminster during various time periods since
The students and advisors plan to complete a comprehensive energy audit of the 3-bedroom brick            1995-96. Approximately 600 undergraduate
house before taking a number of environmentally conscious actions, including purchasing energy            and graduate students from 45 midwestern
efficient appliances, improving the home’s insulation, weatherizing windows and doors and                 and southern colleges and universities
exploring the use of alternative energy sources such as solar panels.                                     participated and represented 75 different
ECO-House will also serve as a meeting place for ECOS, a Westminster student organization that            countries during this Model UN simulation.
promotes environmental awareness and environmentally responsible practices.


Health Fair at Westminster
                                                     Westminster students, faculty and staff had
                                                     the opportunity to get a partial health check
                                                     up and learn more about living a healthy
                                                     lifestyle at a Health Fair March 5 in the
                                                     Hunter Activity Center gymnasium.
                                                     “A New You in the New Year,” sponsored by
                                                     the Westminster Counseling and Health
                                                     Services office, offered stations for a heart rate
                                                     and blood pressure check; height, weight
                                                     and body composition assessment; tests on
                                                     flexibility, upper body strength and
                                                     endurance, abdominal strength and
                                                     endurance, and cardio-respiratory fitness;
                                                     and anemia and cholesterol screening.
The Westminster Counseling and Health Services office provides services and activities to the
college community to promote the development of healthy lifestyles and the acquisition of
problem solving and decision making skills.




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Westminster Parents Give
Students New Furniture
Westminster students now have new furniture
in a student lounge area where they can hang
out and visit with friends or watch television
thanks to the Westminster Parents Association.
For its first project, the Parents Association
wanted to select a campus improvement that
would directly benefit the students. In a          Ann Lael, Ben Budde, Hank Ottinger and Mike Williams (not pictured: Peter Haigh)
discussion with John Comerford, Dean of
Student Life, the parents discovered that          Reception Held for Five Retiring Westminster Professors
students had been asking for some soft seating
                                                   A reception was held April 20 during Alumni Weekend in the Coulter Science Center to honor five
in the Johnson College Inn (JCI). The parents
                                                   Westminster College professors whose combined tenure at the College is almost as many years as
agreed to move forward with fulfilling that
                                                   Westminster has been educating young people.
student request.
                                                   The five honored with a reception and presentations were professors Ben Budde, Peter Haigh, Ann
The money for the project was taken from
                                                   Lael, Hank Ottinger and Michael Williams.
the $60 lifetime dues parents pay to become
members of the Parents Association.                Budde, a Professor of Mathematics, has taught Westminster students for 27 years. He came to
                                                   Westminster after attending graduate school at the University of Wyoming. He served as Chair of
Shopping for new furniture took place during
                                                   the Mathematics Department for 8 years and conducted long-term research in applied optics with
the winter break and by the time students
                                                   colleagues Dr. Kent Palmer and Dr. Michael Williams. Budde plans to move to the state of
came back for the spring semester, new seating
                                                   Washington to spend time with his daughter and new grandchild.
areas were in place with bright colored, leather
chairs and ottomans.                               Haigh, an Associate Professor of Economics, has taught at Westminster for 30 years. He trained as a
                                                   quantitative economist at the University of Missouri and taught for 5 years in California and
The reaction from the students on the new
                                                   Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, he taught one of the country’s first environmental studies program,
seating areas has been phenomenal. Regular
                                                   which led to his teaching “The Land and Landscape Photography,” which combines photography
trips through the JCI reveal that the furniture
                                                   with the creative process and connecting with the landscape.
is always in use. Now Westminster students
have comfortable places to spend time with         Lael, an Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has taught at Westminster for 28 years. Before coming
friends or relax while they view their favorite    to Westminster in 1978, she taught at Colorado State University and the University of Wisconsin at
programming.                                       Parkside. She prides herself on structuring courses to emphasize problem solving and applications
                                                   that combine mathematical theories with real life problems.
                                                   Ottinger, an Associate Professor of Learning Disabilities, has taught Westminster students for 32
                                                   years. He helped begin Westminster’s Learning Disabilities program, one of only three such support
                                                   programs in the nation at the time of its inception. In 1976, he assumed directorship of the
                                                   program. Ottinger has team taught courses in Belize and Kenya and enjoys backpacking.
                                                   Williams, a Professor of Mathematics, has taught at Westminster for 32 years. He taught for 7 years
                                                   at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside before coming to Westminster in 1975. He was inspired to
                                                   enter the field by his high school geometry teacher and considers mathematics to be a creative art
                                                   form, accessible to anyone willing to practice the art of logical, deductive reasoning and problem
                                                   solving.
                                                   “We thank these excellent teachers for their years of service to the College and wish them well as
                                                   they start this new stage in their lives,” says Westminster President Fletcher M. Lamkin.




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          Sports Shorts                                                                                                        CAMPUSNEWS
   The Blue Jay men’s basketball squad
finished 15-9 overall and tied for fifth in
      the league standings at 11-7.           Westminster Students Learn about Memphis Culture
  The Westminster women’s basketball          Four Westminster students and three staff members took a special cultural trip to Memphis
squad tied for sixth in league play at 6-12   Feb. 17-19 in celebration of culture, diversity and Black History Month.
         and went 8-17 overall.
                                              The itinerary included a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum located at the Loraine Hotel
Westminster’s baseball squad compiled a       where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Students also enjoyed a tour of Beale Street,
15-21 overall record and placed sixth in      famous for its blues music and food, and a stop at Handy Park, near the home of W.C. Handy, the
        the conference at 9-9.                first person to record blues music in written musical form. In addition, students learned about the
The men’s golf squad finished seventh in      history of African American citizens in the South, their music and their contributions to current
    the conference championships.             culture.

  The Blue Jay women golfers went 1-0         The trip was organized by The Emerson Center for Leadership & Service and the Leadership
       during the spring season.              Development and Diversity Education Offices at Westminster.

   The Westminster softball squad split
 its final four conference doubleheaders      President of Korean University visits Westminster College
   to finish 9-29 overall and seventh in
             the league at 4-10.              President Chi Eun-Hee of Duksung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea, visited Westminster
                                              College Jan. 26 on a tour of the institutions that have a sister college relationship with Duksung
    The Blue Jay women’s tennis squad         University. Westminster College became Duksung’s sister college in 1989.
 compiled a 3-6 dual record and tied for
 fifth in the conference championships.       Upon her arrival, President Chi was welcomed by President Fletcher M. Lamkin and gifts were
                                              exchanged between the two Presidents. Three Westminster students, Lisa Na, Lauren Park and
                                              Seonghee Seo, who came to Westminster from Duksung Women’s University, joined members of
                                              the Westminster administration and faculty for a luncheon for President Chi.

 2006-07 All-Conference                       Following the luncheon, President Chi received a tour of campus and The Churchill Memorial and
                                              Library in the United States. She also met with Dr. Sam Goodfellow, Westminster history professor,
   Selections (SLIAC)                         about future collaborations between Duksung Women’s University and Westminster College.
         Men’s Basketball
       Robert Davis, First Team
   Landon Kurz, Honorable Mention
       Women’s Basketball
 Heather Collums, Honorable Mention
                Baseball
       Aaron Miller, Second Team
         Joe Leake, Second Team
        Phil Walter, Second Team
               Softball
     Beth Hancock, Second Team
     Katie Pilgram, Second Team
    Amanda Reckamp, Second Team




     2006-07 Chi Alpha
      Sigma Initiates
     Andrew Buxton, Jr., Basketball           Lincoln Students give public performance at Westminster
     Andrew Daniels, Jr., Basketball
       Travis Ewing, Jr., Football            Westminster College hosted a cultural exchange with the Lincoln University Performance Company
       Beth Hancock, Sr., Softball            from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO, for a special performance of the play “For Colored
       Kiera Jarvis, Jr., Basketball          Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf” Feb. 26 in the Johnson College
       Meaghan Jones, Jr., Soccer             Inn.
       Tara Olendorff, Jr., Soccer            Presented in conjunction with Black History Month, the critically acclaimed production consisted
      Kathryn Pilgram, Jr., Softball          of a series of poems and prose revealing the everyday realities of seven black women. A discussion
     Amanda Reckamp, Sr., Softball            with the actresses and director Bryon Davis, who is Associate Director of Student Activities at
      Danielle Shannon, Jr., Soccer           Lincoln, followed the performance.
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Westminster History Student                       Faculty Members write book on Fulton State Hospital
Wins Midwest Conference Award                     Westminster faculty members Richard L. “Butch” Lael,
Westminster junior Amy Fluker of Jefferson        a history professor; Margot McMillen, adjunct English
City, MO, earned the Best Undergraduate Paper     instructor; and Barbara Brazos, a registered nurse at
Award for her paper, “Portrait of a Painter:      Mid-Missouri Mental Health in Columbia, MO; have
George Caleb Bingham: ‘Martial Law,’” at the      co-authored a book on the history of the Fulton State
Phi Alpha Theta (history honorary society)        Hospital entitled Evolution of a Missouri Asylum: Fulton
Midwest Regional Conference held March            State Hospital 1851-2006. The book not only provides
15-16 at Park University in Parkville, MO.        an institutional history of the hospital but traces the
                                                  development of mental health care in the state and
This annual conference brings midwestern
                                                  the entire nation as well.
undergraduate and graduate students together
to present research, hone their presentational    Lael is also the author of three other books,
skills and network with fellow history            including The Yamashita Precedent: War Crimes and
students.                                         Command Responsibility. McMillen has published
                                                  five other books including Called to Courage: Four
Attendees were from Westminster College,
                                                  Women in Missouri History.
Augsburg College, St. Olaf College, Rockhurst
University, Missouri Southern State University,   The work is published by University of Missouri
St. Cloud State University, Graceland             Press and is available at local bookstores or
University, Park University and University of     through direct orders to the publisher.
St. Mary.




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Official Churchill Biographer Delivers Kemper Lecture                                          Westminster Produces Strong
                                      Sir Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of
                                                                                               Results in National Assessment
                                      Sir Winston Churchill and author of more than            Westminster College has once again made a
                                      70 books, presented a Kemper Lecture on                  strong showing on the latest National Survey
                                      “Churchill’s Wartime Leadership” March 25 at             of Student Engagement (NSSE) with
                                      The Churchill Memorial and Library in the                Westminster students rating their experience
                                      United States. In his address, Gilbert detailed the      at the College more positively in four out of
                                      twelve qualities Churchill used to guide Great           five assessed areas than a national sample of
                                      Britain through World War II.                            360,000 students from other American colleges
                                                                                               and universities. 88 percent of Westminster
                                      A plaque was also unveiled at the event in the
                                                                                               freshmen and 80 percent of Westminster
                                      Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury,
                                                                                               seniors taking the survey rated their overall
                                      commemorating the life of the late Noel Mander
                                                                                               educational experience good or excellent.
                                      whose company Mander Organs in London built
                                      and maintained the magnificent pipe organ of             For the past four years, Westminster College
                                      the church.                                              has been using the NSSE to evaluate the extent
                                                                                               to which freshman and seniors are engaged in
                                      The Crosby Kemper Lectureship was established
                                                                                               effective learning practices. The NSSE is a wide-
                                      in 1979 by a grant from the Crosby Kemper
                                                                                               ly respected assessment tool used nationally
                                      Foundation of Kansas City, MO, to provide for
                                                                                               for benchmarking areas of campus life. The
                                      lectures by authorities on British history or Sir
                                                                                               current results are drawn from 189 freshmen
                                      Winston Churchill at the Memorial. Gilbert gave
                                                                                               and 91 seniors who completed the survey.
                                      the inaugural lecture in 1981.




              Westminster College presents

      Symposium on Democracy
      The Environment: Prospects
           for Sustainability                                                          David Gessner




            September 25 – 27, 2007
                         Featured Speakers:

              David Gessner – Environmental Writer
               Paul Roberts – Author, The End of Oil                                                              Paul Roberts
           Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. – Environmental Activist

                     Symposium Session Tracks
                       • The Future of Energy
                       • Sustainable Living
                       • Biodiversity
                       • Feeding the World

         For more information and complete schedule visit
                   www.westminster-mo.edu                                       Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.




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                                                      Westminster Students Work to Save Energy
                                                      Environmentally conscious Westminster students are working to convince people to save energy
                                                      and protect the environment by taking the ENERGY STAR Change a Light Pledge.
                                                      The goal is to convince at least 100 people to change at least one light in their homes, dormitories
                                                      or offices. This would reduce approximately 44,600 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions and save
                                                      28,200 kWh of energy. Those interested in taking the pledge can do so at www.energystar.gov.
Westminster Wins Sweepstakes
for Colleges and Universities                         If Westminster students reach their goal, Westminster will be recognized on the ENERGY STAR
                                                      Pledge website and receive a certificate. The project is sponsored by Westminster Ecologically
Westminster College won the Overall
                                                      Concerned Students (ECoS) and the Ecological Economics class of Dr. Peter Haigh, Assoc. Professor
Sweepstakes Award for colleges and universities
                                                      of Economics.
in its institutional category for the fifth year in
a row at the Council for Advancement and              ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S.
Support of Education (CASE) District VI               Department of Energy.
Conference held in Kansas City Jan. 21-23.
This award is given to one school in each             Moore, Hancock and Reckamp Named 2006-07 Athletes of the Year
enrollment bracket based on the number of
awards earned in multiple categories for all                                                                 Seniors Josh Moore, Beth Hancock and
colleges and universities. Westminster received                                                              Amanda Reckamp have been named
eight awards of excellence – three gold awards,                                                              Westminster College Athletes of the Year
two silver awards and three bronze awards.                                                                   for 2006-07.

CASE District VI, which is comprised of                                                                         Moore, a senior defensive lineman from
approximately 200 educational institutions                                                                      Broken Arrow, OK (Metro Christian High
and education-related companies in an                                                                           School), is the 2006-07 Male Athlete of the
eight-state region, recognized Westminster’s                                                                    Year. Moore is a Dean’s List student, a
innovation and leadership in the three areas of                                                                 member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National
institutional advancement… alumni relations,                                                                    College Athlete Honor Society, and graduated
financial development and communications.                                                                       with a degree in biology. In the fall, Moore
                                                                                                                was named Upper Midwest Athletic
                                                                                                                Conference Lineman of the Year, the UMAC
                                                                                                                South Division Lineman of the Year and an
                                                                                                                ESPN The Magazine College Division
                                                      Academic All-District VII Second Team pick. Moore finished the season second in the conference is
                                                      sacks (7.5) and first in tackles for loss (16). Moore, who has been named a first-team UMAC South
                                                      Division All-Conference pick each of the past three seasons, leaves Westminster with individual
                                                      career records for tackles for loss (42.5) and sacks (22.5).
Westminster Student Picked                            Hancock and Reckamp share the 2006-07 Female Athlete of the Year award. Hancock, a senior
for National Seminar                                  pitcher from Monroe City, MO, is a Dean's List student and a member of Chi Alpha Sigma and
Candice Crawford, a Westminster College               graduated with a degree in secondary education and a minor in mathematics. An academic all-
junior from Columbia, MO, was selected to             conference pick as a junior and senior, Hancock earned second-team all-conference honors for the
attend an Advanced Statistical Training               second year in a row this season, and earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII second
seminar July 14 – 22 in Washington D.C. Only          team honors in the College Division. Hancock led the 2007 team in wins (5), innings pitched
18 students were selected by the American             (144.1) and strike outs (147). Hancock concludes her two-year career with school records for strike
Psychological Association for this honor and          outs in a game (14), strike outs in a season (147) and strike out in a career 269).
Crawford is the first Westminster psychology
                                                      Reckamp, a senior catcher from Wright City, MO, is a Dean's List student and a member of Chi
major to have this opportunity.
                                                      Alpha Sigma and graduated with a degree in secondary business education and a minor in
The intensive seminar will teach students             entrepreneurship. Reckamp earned second team all-league honors this past season, and was named
psychological statistics and research methods         to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII Second Team and also to the Louisville
in a dynamic setting that emphasizes the              Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-Midwest Region Third Team.
hands-on skills needed to analyze and                 Reckamp led the 2007 team in hitting average (.393), hits (44), doubles (9), home runs (9), and put
interpret real data.                                  outs (217). Reckamp concludes her four-year career with school records for most RBI in a game (6),
                                                      most RBI in a season (31), most home runs in a season (9), most puts outs in a season (217) and
                                                      most put outs in a career (402).




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                                                          Every Gift Makes a Difference

Westminster Campus Receives
State Garden Club Citation
The beautiful campus grounds of Westminster                                                                   Ashley Creek
College received statewide recognition recently                                                                Class of 2007
from The Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri.                                                                   Major: English
Dan Haslag, Executive Director of Plant                                                                     Minor: Women’s and
Operations and Auxiliary Services at                                                                          Gender Studies
Westminster, accepted the beautification
                                                           Churchill Scholarship
citation Feb. 8 from the Fulton Garden Club in
                                                          recipient: 2003–2007*
the Friends’ Room of the Callaway County
Public Library.
                                                                                                 Internship with the Office
                                                                                                  of the Missouri Secretary
                                                                                                       of State: 2005*


                                                                  Remley Women’s Center
                                                                     board member:
                                                                       2004–2007*


                                                              Every gift to the Westminster Fund makes a real
Dan Haslag, Executive Director of Plant Operations and      difference in the quality of daily life of our students.
Auxiliary Services accepts a State Garden Club Citation



Psychology Students Present                               Your $10 or $25, added to funds from your fellow alumni, has made
at Mid-America Conference                                    it possible for Ashley to receive the "Westminster Experience”.
                                                               Your continued support of the Westminster Fund will help
Nine Westminster psychology majors
                                                               ensure that other deserving, promising young leaders share
presented research projects at the Mid-America
                                                                                in that experience as well.
Undergraduate Psychology Research
Conference April 14 at Eastern Illinois
University in Charleston, IL. Those presenting                 Every gift, from $10 to $10,000, has an impact.
papers included seniors Russell Anhalt, Sunitha
Batchu, Sandra Gibbons, Caroline Saxon and
Jamie Winters and juniors Chris Fonseca,                      Prospective students also look at alumni giving as a sign of
Emerson Stuckart, Stephen Long and Jessica                     confidence and a show of commitment in the mission of
Lang.                                                        Westminster College. Help us prepare our students for lives
The projects represent work done by students                      of success, significance and service by making your
in psychology research labs and in psycholo-                          Westminster Fund gift today. Give online at
gy’s senior thesis course, sponsored by                     www.westminster-mo.edu/giving or return your gift via the
Psychology Professors Ted Jaeger, Mallie Moss-                postage paid envelope enclosed in this issue of Leadership.
Steele and David Jones.
The conference was attended by approximately                          *provided by YOU through your gifts
180 students and faculty from 25 institutions
located in six different midwestern states.



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                                                   Career EXPO at Westminster
                                                                                                       Students searching for jobs or internships had
                                                                                                       the opportunity to meet with employers and
                                                                                                       graduate school representatives from over 40
                                                                                                       different organizations at a Career EXPO on
                                                                                                       Feb. 13 hosted by the Westminster Office of
New Vice President and Dean of                                                                         Career Services.
Enrollment Services, George Wolf                                                                    Representatives from graduate schools ranging
Prospective students, members of the                                                                from the School of Law and MBA program at
Westminster College community and alumni                                                            the University of Missouri-Columbia to the
are rapidly getting to know George Wolf, who                                                        University of Missouri St. Louis College of
has hit the ground running as the new Vice                                                          Optometry attended. Employers included
President and Dean of Enrollment Services.         Enterprise, Target, State Farm Insurance, Wyman Center (Camp Coca-Cola), Walgreens, Commerce
Wolf assumed his duties June 18.                   Bank, Edward Jones, the Social Security Administration and the Missouri Department of Natural
                                                   Resources.
“I am excited to join the Westminster College
community, which has experienced such great        The Office of Career Services provides Westminster students with the services, experiences and
success in its recent history,” says Wolf. “I am   opportunities tailored to meet their individual career development needs. Through the Career
looking forward to continuing the fine work of     EXPO, students develop a greater understanding of some of the successful career paths available
Pat Kirby and helping the College meet the         to them.
new challenges and goals that lie ahead.”
In his previous position at American               Princeton Review Picks Westminster
Intercontinental University in Los Angeles,        as Best Value College
part of a seven campus system serving 30,000
students worldwide, Wolf led a complete            For the second year in a row, The Princeton Review selected
restructuring of recruitment and marketing         Westminster College as one of the best value colleges and
efforts in his role as Vice President of           universities in the nation and profiled the school in its
Admissions and Marketing.                          2008 edition of America’s Best Value Colleges.

Prior to that position, he facilitated a full      The guide profiles 165 colleges and universities chosen for
restructuring of recruitment and retention         their excellent academics, generous financial aid packages
efforts as Vice President for Enrollment           and/or relatively low cost of attendance. Only 75 private
Management at Tusculum College.                    higher education institutions made the final list from
                                                   the more than 650 public and private colleges and
He has also served as Vice President for           universities surveyed.
Enrollment Management at Virginia Intermont
College, Director of Admissions at North           In its three-page profile of Westminster, The Princeton Review cites the College’s “small
Carolina Wesleyan College and Director of          classes,” “close and lasting relationships with professors and students,” “academically rigorous
Admissions at Kentucky Wesleyan College.           and diversified” course work, “comprehensive and truly awesome” Career Services program and
                                                   “profoundly loyal alumni network.”
Wolf holds a Master of Arts in Human
Resource Development from Siena Heights
University.                                        Students Do Literature Exchange with Fifth Graders
                                                   On April 27, 52 fifth grade students from Bush Accelerated Elementary School in Fulton culminated
                                                   activities in a semester long Literature Pal Exchange program with 23 Westminster students from
                                                   Dr. Debra Crouse’s Literature for Children and Youth class.
                                                   The fifth graders attended presentations by the Westminster students on authors and illustrators of
                                                   children’s books, ate lunch in the Robertson Dining Hall and toured the Churchill Memorial and
                                                   Library in the United States.
                                                   The exchange began at the start of the semester with a luncheon visit to Bush Elementary by the
                                                   Westminster students so they could get acquainted with the fifth graders participating in the
                                                   exchange. During the visit, the fifth graders made recommendations to the Westminster students
                                                   on what authors and illustrators the college students should research for their final class projects.
                                                   Next, the two groups began corresponding back and forth about children’s literature they were
                                                   reading. The fifth graders made reading recommendations to the Westminster students and
                                                   vice-versa. When the fifth graders came to visit, the Westminster students gave power point
                                                   presentations to the fifth graders on those authors and illustrators that they had researched
                                                   for their class.


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Students Organize Community Extreme Makeover at Shelter
A group of 45 Westminster College students held a Fulton community version of the television
program “Extreme Makeover” at the Garrett Animal Shelter April 15. Students painted the entire
facility, built an outdoor house for cats, put in new shading overhangs, added dog houses, planted
a tree and rebuilt two garden beds.
The event was sponsored by the Westminster Student Government Association, the Office of
Community Action & Service - Learning Center for Leadership & Service, CIA, ODK, Art Club, ECoS,     Three Westminster Students
Habitat for Humanity and CIVICUS.                                                                    Attend National Conference
                                                                                                     Three Westminster College students were
                                                                                                     selected to attend a special Global Trade and
                                                                                                     Development Certificate program Jan. 8-26 at
                                                                                                     the Monterrey Institute of International
                                                                                                     Studies in Monterey, CA. Jai Liu, a sophomore
                                                                                                     from Inner Mongolia, China; Peter Frank, a
                                                                                                     sophomore from Saint Catherine, Jamaica;
                                                                                                     and Nikolay Domashev, a junior from Kirovo-
                                                                                                     Chepetsk, Russia; all took this concentrated
                                                                                                     three-week program.
                                                                                                     The program is designed to provide the critical
                                                                                                     skills and areas of knowledge required by those
                                                                                                     who wish to make an impact on today’s global
                                                                                                     issues and is sponsored by Shelby M.C. Davis,
                                                                                                     founder of the Davis United World College
                                                                                                     Scholars Program. Founded in 1955, the
                                                                                                     Monterey Institute of International Studies
                                                                                                     is one of the most academically prestigious
                                                                                                     language and international policy studies
                                                                                                     schools in the country.



Skelton Delivers Major Policy Address
U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton, Chair of the House
Armed Services Committee, delivered a national
policy address entitled “Beyond Iraq: America
Must Remain the Indispensable Nation” on
campus April 3 in the Historic Gymnasium where
Churchill spoke.
In his address, Skelton asserted that America
must aspire to be the indispensable nation, which
requires the strategic vision to imagine it, a robust
economy, a domestic agenda that enables citizens
to realize their full potential and a national
                                                                                                     Nikolay Domashev, Jia Liu and Peter Frank
security strategy that seeks to shape the world
according to national interests. He called for the
rebuilding of the Army and the creation of a
Defense Readiness Production Board to identify
solutions to critical military readiness shortfalls.
Following the address, Skelton answered policy
questions from Westminster students, faculty
and staff.
A leader in the House on defense issues, Skelton
has represented Missouri’s Fourth Congressional
District in the U.S. House of Representatives
since 1977.




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                                                 Men’s Tennis Wins Seventh SLIAC title and NCAA Berth
                                                                                                             When the Westminster College men’s
                                                                                                             tennis team finished first in the St. Louis
                                                                                                             Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
                                                                                                             Championships in April at the Dwight
                                                                                                             Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis, it
Westminster Dean Chosen                                                                                      marked the seventh time in the past
for Prestigious Fellowship                                                                                   eight years that the Blue Jay men
                                                                                                             captured the conference title. With the
Dr. Cathryn Pridal, Associate Dean of Faculty
                                                                                                             win, Westminster earned its first-ever
at Westminster College, has been named an
                                                                                                             bid to the NCAA Division III National
American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow       2007 Westminster Tennis Team                                Championships.
for academic year 2007-2008.
                                                 Despite falling in the first round of the national tournament to Transylvania University, a young
The ACE Fellowship Program is one of the
                                                 Blue Jay team recorded a 9-6 record during the spring season and served notice that it is the SLIAC
nation’s premier higher education leadership
                                                 team to beat in the future. Myles Yokeley, a freshman from Marshall, MO, was named SLIAC Player
development programs and only 39 Fellows
                                                 of the Year and SLIAC Newcomer of the Year. Yokeley earned first-team all-conference recognition
were selected from a national competition.
                                                 for winning the #1 singles flight. Also earning first team honors were junior Parker Stanza (#4
Of the more than 1,500 participants in the
                                                 singles and #3 doubles) and freshman Matt Moore (#5 singles and #3 doubles). Both Stanza and
42 years of the program, more than 300 of
                                                 Moore attended Kirkwood High School in St. Louis. Casey Coffey, a senior from Edmond, OK
them have become chief executive officers
                                                 (Memorial) and the team’s only senior, and Andrew Darkow, a sophomore from Columbia, MO
and more than 1,100 have become provosts,
                                                 (Rock Bridge), picked up honorable mention all-league honors at #2 and #3 singles, respectively.
vice presidents or deans. Pridal is the first
individual in the history of Westminster         Coach Jeff Borengasser earned his second SLIAC Men’s Coach of the Year award in four years.
College to be selected for the honor.            Borengasser, who played on Columbia Hickman’s 1994 state champion team and played collegiate
                                                 tennis at Truman State University, has guided the Westminster men to conference titles in 2004,
ACE Fellows focus on an issue of concern to
                                                 2006 and 2007. He earned his first coach of the year award in 2004.
their nominating institution while spending
the academic year working with a college or
university president and other senior officers   Westminster Senior Receives Epperson Phi Kappa Psi Scholarship
at a host institution and immersing themselves
in the culture, policies and decisions of the    Maggie Thiel ’07, from Louisiana, MO was
host institution.                                awarded The Robert L. Epperson Phi Kappa Psi
                                                 Scholarship, this year by Bob Epperson for her
Pridal came to Westminster in 1996 as a          high academic and leadership achievements at
faculty member in the Psychology Department      Westminster College.
and became Associate Dean of Faculty in 2002.
                                                 Thiel has served as President of Kappa Kappa
                                                 Gamma Sorority and President of the Resident
                                                 Hall Association. She is a member of Skulls of
                                                 Seven and Student Foundation. Her membership
                                                 in academic honorary societies includes Alpha
                                                 Chi, Order of Omega, Sigma Tau Delta and
                                                 Omicron Delta Kappa.
                                                 This endowed scholarship was established in 1999 Robert Epperson, Maggie Thiel ’07 and Terry Logue ’76
                                                 by Richard Overton ’64, a retired manager of the Tax Division of the Monsanto Company in St.
                                                 Louis. The scholarship was initiated in tribute to Bob Epperson, a retired Ovid Bell Press employee
                                                 from Fulton who served as Chapter Advisor for the defunct Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi
                                                 Fraternity.
                                                 The Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi, an outgrowth of the local Highlander fraternity, received its
                                                 national charter in 1960 and was active on the Westminster campus until 1975.




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 New Society for Westminster
  Givers that are True Blue                                                                                                      CAMPUSNEWS
  For the past year, Westminster
  has explored ways to recognize
   a special category of College
 supporters that have never been
recognized before… those who give
 back to the College consistently.
Beginning July 1, the True Blue Society
  will be created to recognize those who
have given to the College for the past 15
years or more. Recognitions will be given     Westminster Group Returns to Alternative Spring Break Site
 in five-year increments. All members of
the True Blue Society will receive a pin;
 however, they will also qualify to select
    a gift from a list of different items
  every time they reach a new five-year
plateau. These gifts from the College will
gradually increase in value, the longer an
 individual is in the True Blue Society.
 “We have a large number of people who
have supported Westminster since the day
  they graduated from college,” says Dan
Diedriech, Vice President for Institutional
  Advancement. “We are pleased that we
have found a way to honor them for their
  loyalty. Some years their contributions
  were larger than others, but they never
 forgot their alma mater, no matter what
 their financial circumstances might have
  been, and we are extremely grateful for
         all their years of support.”
                                              Twenty-four members of the Westminster student body and staff returned to the site of last year’s
 The highest level to be honored in           Alternative Spring Break Trip to spend their spring break March 12-16 helping with recovery efforts
  the first group inducted into the           from Hurricane Katrina.
    True Blue Society will be four
 individuals who have given to the            Members of the Westminster group were separated into four different teams – all with different
   College for more than 30 years.            projects. Team #1 spent their time up to their eyeballs in dry wall as they did the finishing work on
                                              a restored house. Team #2 sanded and stained kitchen cabinets for several houses. Team #3 served
      “Contributing to the future of          meals in Biloxi to seniors and shut ins. Team #4 worked in the recovery office, building storage
Westminster every year, at whatever level     space in the tool shed.
 possible, makes a significant difference
   in building the successful college all     While those who had been on the site before noticed progress was taking place, they observed that
   of us want in the years ahead,” says       progress was slow. Many of the residents have received some FEMA funding, but the assistance is
    Westminster President Fletcher M.         far less than what they need to rebuild. Most of this group is still living in trailers. During the time
 Lamkin. “Alumni that contribute raise        spent in Gulfport, the students became well acquainted with their neighbors and were amazed at
  our alumni giving percentage, which         the resilience and patience of the residents.
   in turn opens up new opportunities         The significant difference of this spring’s trip over last year’s was that the entire Westminster group
 for grants and increases Westminster’s       lived together in one house provided by the Presbytery of Mississippi Disaster Recovery Office, and
 potential to achieve national rankings       they cooked all their own meals. While most of the Westminster group did not know each other
 from organizations such as U.S.News &        when the trip began, some strong friendships were forged by living together.
 World Report and The Princeton Review.”
                                              Although all those who went on this year’s trip left with a good feeling of accomplishment, at the
  For more information about the True         same time, they felt frustrated by all that still has to be done to return the people of Gulfport to a
    Blue Society please contact Mary          normal life. Many of them want to go back for their next spring break, so the probability is high
    Rundus, Director of Advancement           that spring of 2008 will see more Westminster students spending their free time helping others,
   Services/Grants at (573) 592-5391 or       instead of seeking R & R in some tropical climate.
     rundusm@westminster-mo.edu.




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                                        Alumni Council 2007
                                        One of the major priorities of the Westminster Alumni Council this year has been to have a more
                                        active presence on campus. Members of the Council believe in the importance of connecting
                                        current and former students and reconnecting alumni to the Westminster Alumni Association. The
                                        Council’s Welcome Committee made great strides in these efforts.
                                        The Committee held an Alumni Council Career Night in March. Entitled “How to Sell Drugs, Make
                                        Money, and Influence Your Elected Officials,” this event brought nine alumni to campus for an

           You are                      informal discussion of possible career paths that was attended by 60 students. This turned out to
                                        be a very successful partnership with alumni offering valuable advice on careers as pharmacists,
                                        physicians, investment bankers, lobbyists, and pharmaceutical drug representatives as well as
        cordially                       answering questions about medical schools. Plans are already in the works for another Career Night
                                        for the upcoming academic year.
     invited to the                     Then April 11, representatives from the Council were present for Senior Salute, the event where
                                        seniors receive their graduation information, caps and gowns, and invitations to join the Alumni
      Dedication                        Association. Council representatives engaged seniors by asking them to answer ten humorous
                                        outcome questions such as: “Who in your graduating class will be a millionaire?” and “Who will be
            of the                      a professor?”
                                        The Alumni Council hosted the Senior Dinner on April 25, and several Council members attended.
     New Mueller                        The theme was “Margaritaville” and winners of contests throughout the evening received
                                        Westminster beach towels as prizes from the Alumni Council.
 Leadership Hall                        The Alumni Council also participated in commencement activities. Beth (Howard) Stubbs ’00, Chair
                                        of the Welcome Committee, presented the annual Outstanding Senior of the Year Awards to Dana
     Saturday, August 18, 2007          Deason and Erik Roehrs. These awards have been given by the Westminster Alumni Association
                                        since 1977 to graduating seniors who have made an outstanding contribution to the College, their
                                        living group and the community.
                                        Following the commencement ceremony, members of the Westminster Alumni Association held a
                                        banner at the traditional Columns Ceremony to welcome the new graduates as they re-entered the
                                        world through the Columns.
                                        “We understand the importance for the future of the College that we engage new graduates in the
                                        Alumni Association so they will continue to support Westminster with their time, talents and
                                        money and feel the bond with their alma mater,” says Stubbs.
                                        For more information about becoming involved with these Council projects or others, interested
                                        alumni can contact Kris Lensmeyer, Executive Director of Alumni and College Relations by calling
                                        (573) 592-5319 or emailing her at Lensmeyk@westminster-mo.edu.

              5:30 pm
         Columns Ceremony                                                                 Choir Sets Sail
                                                                                          Westminster music groups performed on the
               6:00 pm                                                                    7-day Glory Carnival Cruise Ship in May under
      President’s Convocation &                                                           the direction of Music Director Cindy McClain.
              Dedication                                                                  Sublime Harmony members include Evan
                                                                                          McCormick, Colin McCormick, James Sterrett,
              7:00 pm                                                                     Drew Huntze, Josh Ray and Grant Crombie.
     Ribbon Cutting & President’s                                                         Several of the Bel Canto singers traveled with
         Celebration Dinner                                                               the group including Kathryn Best, Emily
                                                                                          Henselmeier, Emily Henry, Jennifer Cripe,
     For more information and to RSVP                                                     Cynthia Hawkins and Elizabeth Stallings. A
      alumni@westminster-mo.edu or                                                        trip to the Southern Caribbean is being
              (573) 592-5319                                                              planned for next May.




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                                                                                                                      GRADUATION2007




                                                                                                             ’07
                                                                                                 Clint Watts

                                                                                               Graduation Activities Conclude
                                                                                               Academic Year
                                                                                               The 2006-2007 academic year at Westminster
                                                                                               came to a successful close as 162 seniors
                                                                                               passed through The Columns May 5 following
                                                                                               the Baccalaureate and Commencement
                                                                                               ceremonies.
                                                                                               Featured speaker for Commencement was
                        al
                 cession                                                                       Bruce Cole, Chair of the National Endowment
         2007 pro
Class of                                                                                       for the Humanities. Cole inspired the
                                                                                               graduates with his message about the strong
                                                               Say “Cheese”                    value of a liberal arts education and all the
                                                                                               great possibilities it opened up for the future.
                                                                                               Baccalaureate speaker was Rev. Jim Gordon,
                                                                                               Senior Pastor at Pine Ridge Presbyterian
                                                                                               Church in Kansas City. Gordon grew up in
                                                                                               Marshall, MO, and was a member of the first
                                                                                               co-educational class to graduate from
                                                                                               Westminster in 1983.
                                                                                               During the Commencement exercises, Beth
                                                                                               (Howard) Stubbs ’00 and representative of the
                                                                                               Alumni Council, honored Dana Deason and
                                                                                               Erik Roehrs with the Outstanding Senior of
Jennifer Winslow ’07                                                                           the Year Awards and Walter Logan ’74 and
                                                                                               President of the Westminster Parents
                                                                                               Association, presented Professor Mike
                                                                   Rev. Jim Gordo              Amspoker with the Outstanding Faculty
                                                                                 n
                                                                                               Award.
                                                                                               After Commencement, the Columns
                                                                                               Ceremony, a traditional rite where seniors
                                                                                               walk back through The Columns they entered
                                                                                               when they first arrived at Westminster was
    The Columns                                                                                held followed by a reception for graduates
                Ceremony
                                                                                               and their families on The Hill.



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 ALUMNIWEEKEND2007




 Alumni Gather for Weekend to Reminisce and Relax
 Between 400-500 people gathered for Westminster College Alumni Weekend 2007 April 20-22,
 which gave alumni multiple opportunities to reminisce and relax with their classmates.
 Entitled “Coming Home to Westminster – The Best of Times,” the weekend kicked off with the
 traditional golf tournament at Tanglewood Golf Course. A retirement reception for professors Ben
 Budde, Peter Haigh, Ann Lael, Hank Ottinger and Mike Williams and an education alumni
 reception were held in the afternoon. A cocktail party with William Woods was held before dinner
 at the Mueller Student Center.
 Later that evening, members of the honored Golden Anniversary Class of 1957, who participated
 in the weekend events 29 strong, met for dinner at the Chophouse Bar & Grill, and many alumni
 and guests in classes prior to 1957 attended the Old Guard Dinner in the Robertson Dining Hall.
 Following dinner, a President’s reception and choral performance of Westminster choirs was held
 in Champ Auditorium.
 Saturday morning those returning to campus had their choice of educational sessions on estate
 planning, Westminster Greek life, Westminster history or a roundtable discussion with Westminster
 President Fletcher M. Lamkin. A triathlon, volleyball alumni game, Blue Jay reception and Dance
 Team car wash were also enjoyed. Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority held a 25th anniversary celebra-
 tion reception.
 After a luncheon held on Latshaw Plaza, guests had a wide range of activities from which to
 choose. An afternoon social with food and music was offered on the Plaza until 3:30 p.m and a
 alumni soccer game was played. A reception was held to allow donors of private endowed
 scholarships to meet their student recipients. A reception at the Remley Women’s Center honored
 Professor Ann Lael. Kappa Alpha Theta hosted a 25th year anniversary brunch. Tours of campus
 and the Churchill Memorial & Library were conducted.
 Saturday evening the Alumni Honors Convocation ceremony honored Jim Adams ’57, Bob
 Chamberlain ’64, Norm Freiberger ’55, Elizabeth Johnston ’90, David Minard ’52 and Daniel
 Stanley ’67 with Alumni Achievement Awards. The Student Government Alumni Service Award was                                                                 Kappas
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 Robertson Dining Hall, which will be razed this fall, followed the convocation. Later in the evening
 visitors and students danced in the front lawn of Kappa Alpha fraternity to the beat of The
 Hipnecks.
 On Sunday morning an alumni church service was held, followed by a farewell brunch reception
 at the President’s Home.




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Grillin’ and Chillin’
      with Ed Mirielli                                               When most people at Westminster think about Dr. Ed Mirielli, they
                                                                     picture him writing C++ codes on the board or sitting at a computer
                                                                     working through a new software application. So they might be sur-
                                                                     prised to know he prides himself on a self-anointed degree he has
                                                                     bestowed upon himself—“a doctor of sauceology.”
                                                                     Students in Ed’s classes can’t miss his interest in the culinary arts
                                                                     because of all the cooking metaphors he uses. He often talks about
                                                                     developing software applications in terms of “making sauce” or
                                                                     “making sandwiches” since both require layering and blending.
                                                                     These comparisons certainly give students images with which they
                                                                     can connect in understanding computer programs.
                                                                     However, Ed’s degree in “sauceology” takes him well outside the
                                                                     college classroom. He spends much of his spare time in the midst
                                                                     of smoke from barbeque cookers.
                                                                     Mirielli’s interest in barbeque began in childhood when his father,
                                                                     a volunteer firefighter in Illinois, would help cook massive amounts
                                                                     of barbecue for the annual firefighter’s picnic.
                                                                     “There’s nothing like meat over an open fire,” says Mirielli. “The
                                                                     custom goes back to cave man days.”
                                                                     While growing up, Ed gained his own cooking experience when his
                                                                     parents opened a little café in a country store in Columbia,
                                                                     Missouri.
                                      However, his real passion for barbeque developed when he met Steve Stone, the husband of his
                                      wife’s best friend, who also liked to barbeque. The two men started to get their families together
                                      to cook and eat barbeque, and Steve and Ed would try new approaches and techniques and then
                                      compare notes. During that process, Ed’s research background certainly came into play as the two
                                      developed a scientific methodology for pre and post tasting. They sampled other barbeque and
                                      sauces as well, gradually developing their own cooking style and sauce flavors, based on the likes of
                                      family, friends and themselves. They also have their own rub for the meat, a combination of herbs
                                      and spices that remains their secret. Thanks to his work background as a shop foreman for Reed
                                      Heating and Cooling, Steve also designed and built the duo’s custom-made smoker, which can
                                      accommodate as many as 25 briskets.
                                      Three years ago, the pair decided to take their interest to a completely new level and joined the
                                      Kansas City Barbeque Society, so they could enter amateur cook offs. As Mirielli explains, the
                                      Kansas City Barbeque Society cook off competitions have specific rules that contestants must
                                      follow.
                                      Somewhere between 20-30 teams compete and awards range from 5-10 places. Teams must set up
                                      their cook sites at the cook off venue on a Friday and then cook all night. Chicken, ribs, brisket,
                                      and pork shoulder are the required meats for the competitions. The double blind judging begins at
                                      noon on Saturday and usually lasts two hours. Presentation and tenderness are major factors in




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                                                                                                            Ed and Steve’s barbequing skills have reached
                                                                                                            such a degree of popularity that Steve has
                                                                                                            started a catering business with Ed helping out
                                                                                                            on weekends. They even have their own array
                                                                                                            of six different barbeque sauces under the
                                                                                                            brand name Trail Boss BBQ Sauce. Customers
                                                                                                            can purchase a traditional Kansas City style
                                                                                                            brown sugar and molasses sauce, honey teriya-
                                                                                                            ki, tropical (fruit based), whiskey barrel (bour-
                                                                                                            bon based), honey mustard and tropical heat.
                                                                                                            However, don’t look for their sauces in the
                                                                                                            stores. The sauces are only available when they
                                                                                                            have time to make them and are all sold
                                                                                                            directly by Ed and Steve.
                                                                                                            Ed and Steve like to use briquettes, oak and
                                                                                                            hickory wood to smoke their meats, but
                                                                                                            remind other amateur chefs that smoking meat
                                                                                                            for too long leads to a bitter taste. They advise
winning, and of course, taste, which can be subjective. Another learning process revolved around            the best way to make good barbeque is to start
taste because different parts of the state have different tastes. Therefore, those favored tastes have to   by becoming well versed in judging the quality
be taken into account depending on where the competition is located.                                        of the meat. As Ed says, “it’s not so much
                                                                                                            where you buy the meat but what you pick.”
The Society also has specific rules on how the meat can be presented. “Wet” (presented with sauce)          However, he does believe butchered meat is
and “dry” (presented with a rub) are all entered together, but only certain greens can be used in the       preferable to buying the meat commercially.
presentation. Ed and Steve attended a full day judging school, which was very helpful in learning
what to do and what not to do to stay within the competition guidelines.                                    So what barbeque is Ed’s favorite? He likes ribs
                                                                                                            best, and it doesn’t matter whether they are
According to Ed, the presentation is the truly stressful part of the competition because you have           spare ribs or baby back ribs. He’s not picky.
a very abbreviated schedule to turn in your entries. The contestants must turn in each item in              However, he does stress that he doesn’t eat
30-minute intervals. In order to make the process run smoothly, each team implements a system               barbeque in commercial restaurants.
for proper preparation of the items. Real “no-no’s” are to get in such a hurry that a foreign object
such as a toothpick is left in the meat or to drop the meat out of the box on the way to the judging        While Ed finds his culinary adventures to be a
table.                                                                                                      great source of relaxation, he admits that as is
                                                                                                            the case with most hobbies, competing in
The best part of the competition actually follows the judging when contestants have the                     barbecue cook offs demands a great deal of
opportunity to go from tent to tent sampling each other’s entries. Many new tips can be learned             time and expense. However, the many friends
through this networking opportunity, and of course, the socialization is a major plus at each               he has made on the circuit, the time he has
competition. Many families spend the weekend together at these competitions and sometimes cook              spent with family and friends at cook offs, the
offs for children are held. Unfortunately, for all those barbeque fans out there, these competitive         knowledge he has gained and the best part —
cook offs are not open to the general public.                                                               all the great barbeque he has consumed –
One memorable cook off experience was when he and Steve went to Warsaw, MO and arrived in a                 make the commitment worthwhile.
downpour. No organizer was around so the two picked a spot and set up their tent. It ended up               Ed Mirielli teaches during the week, but
raining all night so they had to cook inside the tent and bunk with other people since their tent           occasionally on weekends, he trades in his
was filled with smoke.                                                                                      computer mouse for tongs and his classroom
When Ed and Steve originally started competing, their goal was not to finish last the first year.           for a cooker. He is just one example of how
Their first competitive adventure was actually at the Missouri State Fair. By year two, the team was        Westminster faculty members are breaking
actually starting to place in competitions. In the fall of 2005, their first big finish was third overall   the stereotype of the isolated college professor
at a Brain Injury Fund competition. Last summer they took home first, third, fifth and seventh              poring over research behind ivy walls.
places at different competitions.                                                                           Westminster professors are active, involved
                                                                                                            people with a myriad of interests and real
According to Ed, the dream of every barbeque enthusiast is to compete in one of the three biggest
                                                                                                            world experiences. Having such a well-rounded
barbeque competitions. One of the largest is held in Memphis, TN, during the month of May, but
                                                                                                            faculty provides Westminster students with a
it is by invitation only. The American Royal competition in Kansas City has both an open and an
                                                                                                            more well rounded education.
invitational class, but even with the open class, the competitor must have been named grand
champion at one sanctioned event. The third contest is the Jack Daniels Cook off in Lynchburg,
TN – another invitational event.



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                    We s t m i n s te r St y le
         Jamm i n’
             w   i th the H i pNe c k s
                                      It’s Saturday night of Alumni Weekend, and the crowd fills the yard of Kappa Alpha Fraternity and
                                      spills out into the streets as alums, students, faculty and staff alike dance the night away with what
                                      has become a Westminster phenomenon — The HipNecks, a band that is one of the most popular
                                      attractions on campus and now beginning to catch on beyond its Missouri fan base.
                                      Westminster lays claim to the group because of the band’s strong ties to the College. Pat Kay
                                      (co-vocalist, rhythm guitarist and harmonica), Class of 2004; Ryan Renne (bass player), Class of
                                      2005; and Zach Stubbs (drums), Class of 2007, all graduated from Westminster. Scott Anderson (co-
                                      vocalist and rhythm guitarist) attended Westminster from 1997-2001. Only one current member of
                                      the band has no affiliation with Westminster – Zach Harrison (co-vocalist and rhythm guitarist).
                                      The origin of the band occurred when mutual friends encouraged Kay and Anderson to get togeth-
                                      er. Both of them were playing solo on campus when they were students until one night when Kay
                                      went to Anderson’s room. After about ten minutes of “jamming” together, they decided it would be
                                      a good idea. They began to play together at the Tap Room every Wednesday night in 2000.
                                      Gradually, the two added Harrison, Renne, Stubbs and Allen, forming a group known as The
                                      Farmhouse to play their first gig together at a Battle of the Bands at Bagnell Dam at the Lake of
                                      the Ozarks in July 2003. Obviously, something clicked with audiences because they won that
                                      competition and began to build a Mid Missouri following.
                                      Thus began a series of performances and a name change to The HipNecks—a combination of the
                                      words “hippies” and “rednecks” which gives a sense of how wide the appeal of their music is.
                                      The name change actually occurred when the group was tracking their first CD. They knew that
                                      once the CD was recorded they were stuck with whatever the name was on the cover. They wanted
                                      a name that was original, catchy, and defined their music well… one that would last through the
                                      years ahead. However, they were deadlocked on three different names, and no one in the group was
                                      willing to give in. Finally, halfway through the work of tracking their first album, they decided to
                                      use a very democratic way of selecting a new name. The name “The HipNecks” was decided by a
                                      crowd applause vote during the band’s last Fulton performance before the CD was released.



20   Leadership Westminster College
On April 12, 2005, The HipNecks’ musical career took another huge step forward with the
release of that first CD, “Just Another Fine Day,” at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO. They
broke turnout and album sale records at The Blue Note for their recording. By the end of
the night, almost 400 copies were sold. Staff members at The Blue Note called it “One of,
if not, the best CD release we’ve ever had for a local band.” Evidently, others agreed
because during the next year, the group sold over 1,500 copies.
The band’s next big break came with the first annual Garage Stock at Camp Zoe in Salem,
MO July 21-24, 2005. They competed against 126 other bands from across the nation. The
competition was in three rounds with two of the rounds voted on by the audience. The first
round The HipNecks performed at midnight, and they didn’t even get to perform on one of
the performing stages. They were booked for an open field on the outer edge.
However, people came out of the dark, drawn by their sound, and chose to listen to them
rather than bands playing on the stages. The HipNecks drew one of the largest crowds of the
night. At that point, the band members realized they were resonating with people beyond
their local fan base. The field of bands narrowed to ten in the competition and then three.
After the final round, The HipNecks were crowned the national champions, and the group
saw that as a turning point.
“For the first time, we were removed from local support,” Harrison says. “The most
motivating thing was coming away knowing people unconnected with our music found
enjoyment in it.”
Several of the band members have extensive musical training. Both Anderson and Harrison
studied piano for over 10 years. Kay began playing at the age of 12, and Renne has a jazz
background.
The result is a music hybrid that appeals across the generational and musical taste
boundaries. The band likes to call their music a form of “jambalaya” because their musical
sets can be compared to the way that classic Creole dish mixes ingredients and tastes. The
HipNecks combine rock, blues, jazz, rockabilly, and bluegrass to achieve their unique
sound. The music is written collaboratively so no one musical form can dominate.
“Our music must speak for itself,” Pat Kay states. “As musical genres become increasingly
segregated, our style has become more diverse. We incorporate aspects of music well before
our time with what you hear everywhere today. This ‘jambalaya’ has simmered into a cohesive
style that’s American like only a mutt can be and has been well received by all ages.”
After the Garage Stock appearance, the group’s popularity skyrocketed. They have played a wide
variety of festivals, including the Oktoberfest and Maifest in Hermann, MU football tailgate
                parties, Garagestock and the Euphio Campout. They did a short tour of Colorado,
                              performing several times for the Lifestylez Snodaze Tour for locals and
                                          2,000 students brought in from Midwest Big Twelve
                                                       colleges.
                                                                Kay and Anderson are now full time
                                                                musicians. They also have an acoustic
                                                               group called “the Hatrick” that they
                                                              started with Sean Canan. This group
                                                             plays 3-4 times a week in Columbia and
                                                            St. Louis, at the Lake of the Ozarks, and
                                                           for private parties.
                                                            The HipNecks now play approximately 40      For more information about The HipNecks,
                                                           shows a year, and the group is working on    go to www.thehipnecks.com.
                                                          a new CD, which will be released soon. But
                                                         even though their popularity continues to
                                                        grow, the fans at Westminster hope they
                                                       never forget their roots and always save some    Leadership magazine wishes to thank The Fulton Sun
                                                      time to return to the place where it all start-   for permission to use quotes from two newspaper
                                                     ed — Westminster College.                          interviews with The Hipnecks for this article.




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Student Photo
                                              The Office of College Relations office held a Westminster College Photo Contest in the Spring
                                              of 2007. Current students were invited to send in photos they had taken which depicted their
                                              Westminster Experience.




                                                                                                             1st Place, General Westminster
                                                                                                             College Lindsey Cross, Freshman
                                                                                                             JCI St. Mary’s




               Grand Prize
               Elizabeth Munguia, Sophomore
               Columns Frozen in Time


                                                                                                               1st Place, Leadership
                                                                                                               Brian Casalone, Sophomore
                                                                                                               Build Anew




                                                   1st Place, Academic Excellence
                                                   Brian Casalone, Sophomore
                                                   A Helping Hand




                                                               1st Place, Student Life
                                                                    Katie Pilgram, Junior
                                                                        Westminster Pride




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Contest
                                           2nd Place, Academic Excellence
                                           Kelly Dye, Junior
                                           Excellence



                                                                                                   2nd Place, Student Life
                                                                                                   John Lee, Freshman
                                                                                                   Chilling




                                                     2nd Place, General Westminster
                                                     John Lee, Freshman
                                                     Westminster’s Wonderful Winter




3rd Place, Student Life
Katie Pilgram, Junior
Sisterhood


                                                                                       3rd Place, General Westminster
                                                                                       Elizabeth Rigsby, Senior
                                                                                       Church in Bloom




                                           Honorable Mention,
                                           General Westminster
                                           Katie Pilgram, Junior
                                           Coulter Science


                                                        Honorable Mention,
                                                       General Westminster
                                                   Jermaine Green, Sophomore
                                                                      Untitled



                   Honorable Mention,
                   General Westminster
                   Jermaine Green, Sophomore
                   Untitled
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CLASSNOTES


John Comerford and Rachel              Dr. Charles Isaac ’47 continues                                                       Russell Bennett ’67 is an
Rumple-Comerford announce              to bicycle and play tennis after 10                                                   Environmental Law Attorney with
the birth of Garrett Roderick on       years of retirement. Isaac lives in                                                   the Office of the Staff Judge
May 30, 2006. The family resides       Newton, KS with his wife Marty.                                                       Advocate in Fort Sill, OK.
in Fulton, MO where Comerford
                                                                                                                             Colonel James Davis ’67 is a
is the Dean of Student Life and
Rachel teaches education at
Westminster College.
                                       50’s                                                                                  Military Analyst for the US Army
                                                                                                                             in Ft. Leavenworth, KS.



                                                                                 John ’62 & Karen McFarland and family


                                                                                 ed to a member of the foodservice
                                                                                 sales agency community.
                                                                                 McIntyre is President & CEO of
                                       Art ’50 & Rosemary Baue celebrate their   McIntyre & Co. and resides in
                                       50th Anniversary with family members      Charlotte, NC.

                                                                                                                             Alan ’68 & Vicki Henderson

                                                                                                                             Bob Monroe ’68 recently
Garrett Comerford
                                                                                                                             received the Barons of the
Dr. William Young was recog-                                                                                                 Boardroom Award from the
nized as the 2006-2007 faculty                                                                                               Kansas City Metropolitian Bar
member of the year by the                                                                                                    Association in recognition of his
Missouri Delta Chapter of Alpha                                                                                              distinguished career representing
Chi. Young started at Westminster                                                                                            corporate/business clients.
in 1975 and is currently the Chair                                                                                           Monroe is an Attorney with
                                       Bill ’56 & Carolyn Reller and family
of the Department of Classics,                                                                                               Stinson, Morrison & Hecker in
Philosphy and Religious Studies.                                                 Bruce McIntyre ’63 (left) receives FSMA's   Kansas City, MO.
                                       Roland ’58 & Sally Webb have              Jerry Waxler Industry Service Award from
                                       relocated to Los Altos, CA.               Rick Abraham.                               Fritz Sander ’69 was honored at
                                                                                                                             the St. Louis New England
                                                                                                                             Financial’s annual recognition

                                       60’s                                                                                  banquet as the Securities Sales
                                                                                                                             Leader for 2006.
                                       Dr. Richard Schmidtke ’62
                                       retired on January 31, 2007 from
                                       his veterinarian practice in
                                       Mexico, MO.
                                                                                                                             70’s
                                                                                                                             David Mauritson ’70 is a
                                                                                 Lloyd ’63 & Jan Taylor and family           Cardiologist with Cardiology
Dr. William Young                                                                                                            Associates of West Alabama in
                                                                                 Howard Kerstine ’64 retired in
                                                                                                                             Northport, AL.
                                                                                 November 2006 from his position

40’s                                                                             as Sales Executive with Mark
                                                                                 Lemp Footwear, Inc. and resides
                                                                                                                             Joseph Wichmann ’71 retired
                                                                                                                             from the Illinois State Police as
                                                                                 in Prescott, AZ.                            the Laboratory Director of the ISP
                                                                                                                             Joliet Forensic Science Laboratory
                                                                                                                             on December 31, 2006.
                                                                                                                             George Morris Jr. ’73 is the
                                                                                                                             Vice-Chairman for the 2007
                                       David ’61 & Connie Ross                                                               Children’s Mercy Board of
                                                                                                                             Directors.
                                       Bruce McIntyre ’63 was
                                                                                                                             Curt Paddock ’73 has been
                                       awarded with the Jerry Waxler
                                                                                                                             admitted to the Senior Executives
                                       Industry Service Award during the
                                                                                                                             in State and Local Government
                                       Foodservice Sales & Marketing
Bill ’43 & Jean Backer with Harris &                                             Sigma Chi alums Howard Kerstine ’64,        Program at Harvard University’s
                                       Association’s Top2Top Conference
Sally Wallace                                                                    Carl Luem ’64 and Bob Evans ’64 catch       John F. Kennedy Scool of
                                       on February 21, 2007. This award          up during a visit in Prescott, AZ.
                                                                                                                             Government and was awarded the
                                       is FSMA’s highest honor, and is
                                                                                                                             Fannie Mae Fellowship. Paddock
                                       the only national award present-



24     Leadership Westminster College
W. Bruce Cameron ’68 was recognized during the Alumni Weekend 2007 activities with the
Significant Sig award. The Significant Sig award is one of the Fraternity’s highest honors. It recognizes
“those alumni members whose achievements in their fields of endeavor have brought honor and
prestige to the name of Sigma Chi.”
Cameron is an award winning author, syndicated columnist and public speaker. His bestselling books
include 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, formally a network television series staring the late
John Ritter, and How to Remodel a Man, currently under development for a network series. Cameron has
been seen on Oprah, NBC Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, FOX news, CNN,
Anderson Cooper, John Walsh, Wayne Brady, and many other local and cable television shows.
The Sigma Chi Fraternity has recognized more than 1,100 brothers since the award’s inception in 1935.
Cameron is the first Delta Tau Chapter member to be named a Significant Sig.




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CLASSNOTES


serves as the Director of the Land     Proprietary Certification with the          Lt. Col. Bret Hehl ’80 is the                Jeff Winter ’82 is the Chief of
Use Department for Will County,        Missouri Department Higher                  Lead Engineer/Project Manager                Staff for KPMG, L.L.P. in St. Louis,
IL.                                    Education.                                  for all network operations imple-            MO.
                                                                                   mentation projects with Verizon
                                                                                   Wireless in Georgia and Alabama.
                                                                                   Randy Leonard ’80 celebrated
                                                                                   15 years with MasterCard in
                                                                                   January 2007 and was promoted
                                                                                   in March to Vice-President in
                                                                                   Project Management.

Conner, Spencer ’08, and Lauren ’05,   Conner and Kaitlin, children of Jim ’76 &
children of Bill ’71 & Chris Daniels   Linda Kiburz

                                                                                                                                Ty and Jordyn, children of Brian ’84 & Kara
Bill Sharp ’73 was promoted to         Philip Merry Jr. ’76 and wife                                                            Boatright
Executive Vice President and           Leigh will celebrate their 32nd
                                                                                                                                Murray Hansen ’84 was pro-
CDO Operating Officer at F&M           wedding anniversary on August 9,
                                                                                                                                moted to the rank of Colonel in
Bank and Trust Company.                2007. The couple have four chil-
                                                                                                                                the US Air Force in Warner
                                       dren and reside in Fort Smith, AR.
Joe Houts ’75 was honored with                                                                                                  Robins, GA. He also owns a vaca-
the 2006 Governor’s Humanities         Greg Willard ’76 is a Partner                                                            tion/ rental property real estate
Book Award by the Missouri             with Bryan Cave in St. Louis, MO.                                                        business in the historic district of
                                                                                   Drew, age 2, son of Ed ’80 & Jody Lewis
Humanities Council. Houts is the                                                                                                Savannah, GA. Hansen and wife
                                       David Miller ’78 was promoted
author of Quantrill’s Thieves and                                                  Randy Sparks ’80 is the                      Sharon have three grown chil-
                                       to Director of Organizational
A Darkness Ablaze.                                                                 Associate General Counsel for                dren, Holly, Haley and Quinn,
                                       Development, a new department
                                                                                   Bank of America in Charlotte, NC.            and three grandchildren, Carson,
Lewis Kopp ’75 is the                  to create leadership training and
                                                                                                                                Caroline and Graysen.
Videographer/Multimedia                talent management programs,
Support Specialist with The            with Concentra Network Services                                                          Dr. Andrea Maddox-Dallas
Culver Academies in Culver, IN.        in Naperville, IL.                                                                       ’84 was elected as the Alderman
                                                                                                                                in Ward 1 of the City of Clayton,
                                       Bruce Pearre ’78 was promoted
                                                                                                                                MO where she resides with her
                                       to the rank of Colonel in the
                                                                                                                                husband Jim and 3 sons ages 17,
                                       Missouri National Guard, where
                                                                                                                                13 and 9.
                                       he serves as the Director of
                                       Logistics. His son Kevin Pearre                                                          Lt. Col. Bill Millar ’85 was
                                       ’08 is a current student at                                                              awarded Fellow status by the
                                       Westminster.                                                                             American College of Healthcare
                                                                                   Olivia, Elizabeth and Stephen, children of
                                                                                   Mark ’80 & Ginny Wetterau                    Executives. Millar is stationed
                                       Bob Lesley ’79 is an Attorney
Johnson ’75, Jessie and Catherine Ho                                                                                            with the Combined Joint Security
                                       with Lathrop & Gage in Kansas               Bob Devlin ’81 was appointed to              & Transition Command in Kabul,
Dr. Robert Marx ’75 was                City, MO.                                   the Senior Executive Service and             Afghanistan.
promoted to the rank of Colonel        Ernesto Machicao ’79 estab-                 named Deputy Director of
in the US Army and awarded the                                                     the Office of Center Operations at           Bill Schlutius ’85 is an Industry
                                       lished the law firm, Machicao
Meritorious Service Medal while                                                    NASA’s Marshall Space Flight                 Sales Manager with Sage Software
                                       Abogados Sociedad Civil, in Bolivia,
deployed in Kosovo this past                                                       Center in Huntsville, AL.                    in Santa Rosa, CA.
                                       with his brother Luis Roberto.
winter. In addition, Marx was                                                                                                   Brad Whitlock '85 is a General
                                                                                   Warren Erdman ’81 has been
awarded the NATO Medal, the                                                                                                     Counsel Attorney with Poly-
Kosovo Campaign Medal, and the
Global War on Terrorism Service
                                       80’s                                        approved by the Missouri State
                                                                                   Senate as a member of the                    America LP in Grand Prairie, TX.
                                       Reverend Carlton Caldwell                   University of Missouri Board of              Kevin Acton ’86 is a District
Medal along with several other
                                       ’80 graduated from the Southern             Curators. Erdman is the Senior               Sales Manager for Graceway
medals. Marx graduated from
                                       Baptist Theological seminary in             Vice President of Corporate Affairs          Pharmaceuticals. Acton and his
Arabic Language School in
                                       Louisville, KY on December 8,               for Kansas City Southern.                    wife Robin reside in Kansas City,
Jordan. Marx was deployed to
                                       2006 with a Doctor of Ministry              Michael Garcia ’81 is the                    MO.
Iraq to command a trauma
                                       degree. Caldwell is Pastor of the           Chair of the Physical Education
hospital and serve as Deputy                                                                                                    Scott Boswell ’86 is the Senior
                                       Galilee Missionary Baptist Church           Department and the Head Coach
Chief of Clinical Services for two                                                                                              Vice President and Director of
                                       of St. Louis, MO.                           for Track and Cross Country at
Army hospitals in Iraq.                                                                                                         Sales Management for the
                                       Russell Green ’80 is the Vice               Lanphier High School in                      Commerce Trust Company in
Leroy Wade ’75 is the Assistant
                                       President of Investments with               Springfield, IL.                             Kansas City, MO.
Commissioner for Financial
                                       Stifel Nicolaus & Company Inc.
Assistance, Outreach, and
                                       in Edwardsville, IL.


26     Leadership Westminster College
                                                                                                                                                                   CLASSNOTES


                                                                                              Gayle (Leone) Gilley ’88 is a
                                                                                              Business Operations Manager with
                                                                                              ALATEC, Inc. in Huntsville, AL.
                                                                                                                                                 90’s
                                                                                                                                                 Dr. David Jacobson ’90
                                                                                              Greg Lauf ’88 is the Owner and                     received the Bronze Medal from
                                                                                              President of All Risk Training and                 the National Institute of
                                                                                              Safety, Inc., a safety training and                Standards. Jacobson’s research has
                                                                                              consulting company in Spring                       led to the development and
                                                                                              Valley, IL, specializing in OSHA                   application of cutting-edge
                                                                                              General Industry Standards,                        neutron measurement techniques.
Senn, age 8, and Graham, age 7, children of   Alison (Williams) ’86 & Lee Hughes
                                                                                              Hazardous Materials Response and
                                                                                                                                                 Chad Skaggs ’90 is the Branch
Scott ’86 & Robin Boswell                                                                     Fire Fighter Training.
                                              Tricia (Toohey) Wynd ’86 is                                                                        Chief, IAMD with the US Army
                                              an Account Executive with Data                                                                     Northern Command at Peterson
                                              Facts, Inc. in St. Louis, MO.                                                                      AFB in Colorado.
                                              Wynd resides in St. Louis with her                                                                 Bryan Wade ’90 is an Attorney
                                              husband Doug and children Jake,                                                                    with Husch & Eppenberger, LLC
                                              age 14, Henry, age 12 and Reagan,                                                                  in Springfield, MO.
                                              age 8.
                                                                                                                                                 Stephanie (Williams)
                                              Todd Hoopingarner ’87 is                                                                           Harrison ’91 is the Managing
                                              the CEO/Managing Partner for                                                                       Editor for Creative Needle
                                              Solutions Healthcare Management                                                                    Magazine in Lookout Mountain,
The Christensen family - Wilson, Katherine,
Tom ’86, Samuel, Mitchell and Nicholas        in Indianapolis, IN.                            Morgan, JP and Mary Claire, children of            GA.
                                                                                              Stuart ’88 & Lisa Scott
                                              Julie (Schwankl) Jeffries ’87                                                                      Buddy Hopkins ’91 was
Robert Davis ’86 is the IT
                                              is an Account Manager with                      Ken Theroff ’88 is the Senior                      assigned to the Aviation
Director with the Office of
                                              Tallgrass Technologies in Lenexa,               Vice President of Central Bank in                  Directorate, Deputy Chief of Staff
Administration/ITSD-DOLIR in
                                              KS.                                             Jefferson City, MO.                                for Operations and Plans,
Jefferson City, MO.
                                              Bart Jones ’87 is a Liaison                     Dr. Thomas Brant ’89 is an                         Headquarters Department of the
John Robinson ’86 aquired
                                              Officer with the US Department                  Emergency Medicine Physician                       Army in the Pentagon.
Finches Antiques in Clayton, MO
                                              of Defense.                                     with Mid-Atlantic Emergency
and is renaming the store Finches
                                                                                              Medical Associates in Charlotte,
by Robinson, Ltd.                             Bonni Baird ’88 is the Director
                                                                                              NC.
                                              of Human Resources with Drug
                                              Safety Alliance in Durham, NC.                  Senator John Loudon ’89 and
                                                                                              wife Gina adopted Samuel
                                                                                              Loudon in 2006.




                                                                                                                                                 Mason, age 3 and Allen, age 7, sons of
Jeri Finch with John Robinson ’86                                                                                                                Darren ’91 & Karen Kay

Todd Sims ’86 is an IT Specialist                                                                                                                Terri Parrish ’91 is the Director
for IBM Global Services in Tulsa,                                                                                                                of the Polk County Library in
OK. Sims also works part-time as                                                                                                                 Bolivar, MO.
a Registered Nurse on the                                                                                                                        Katrina Ruth ’91 is a Senior
                                              Andrew, age 9, Elizabeth, age 6, Anna, age 3,
Onocology floor at St. John                   and Olivia, age 3 children of Philip ’88 &                                                         Pain Specialist for King
Hospital.                                     Erin Boeckman
                                                                                                                                                 Pharmaceuticals in Bridgewater,
                                                                                              John Loudon ’89, with wife Gina and
Alison Williams ’86 married                   Leanne (Zimmerman) Cahill                       children Lyda, Lily Love, Jack, Samuel and         NJ.
                                                                                              Robert
Lee Hughes on October 22, 2006                ’88 is the Manager of                                                                              Andrew Saunders ’91 is the
in New Bloomfield, MO. The                    Disbursements with Nebraska                     Brian Sabo ’89 is a Vice                           National Sales Director with Fox
couple resides in Rolla, MO where             Medical Center in Omaha, NE.                    President and Trader with Piper                    Interactive Media in Beverly Hills,
Williams is an Administrative                                                                 Jaffray in Minneapolis, MN.                        CA.
                                              Mitch Dolloff ’88 is the
Assistant of International Affairs
                                              Director of Business Development                Kerry Thomas ’89 is a District                     Jennifer (Hicks) Bass ’92 and
at the University of Missouri-
                                              for Specialized Products with                   Manager with ARAMARK                               Sean McGuire announce the birth
Rolla.
                                              Leggett & Platt, Inc.                           Healthcare in Clearwater, FL.                      of Allison Lesley Bass McGuire on



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December 16, 2006. The family                                                   Becky Tucker ’93 is the              Matt McElearney ’94 is a
resides in Columbia, MO where                                                   Business Manager with Tucker         Firefighter and EMT with the
Bass is the Executive Director with                                             Chiropractic Center in Mount         Austin Fire Department in Austin,
the Joint Committee on Public                                                   Juliet, TN.                          TX.
Employee Retirement in Jefferson
                                                                                Kelly (Welch) Broadbooks ’94         Jamie Tennyson ’94 is the Vice
City, MO.
                                                                                and husband Greg announce the        President of the St. Louis Branch
                                                                                birth of Ryan Cole Broadbooks on     of Alpha Chi Alpha.
                                                                                September 20, 2006. He was wel-
                                      Addie Grace, age 2½ , and Jack, age 3½,                                        Bob Thomas ’94 is the General
                                      children of Susannah (Hager) ’92 and      comed home by his older brother
                                      John Cook                                                                      Counsel, Vice President and
                                                                                Kyle, age 6. The family resides in
                                                                                                                     Director of Providence Property
                                      Jim Bradford ’93 was promoted             Claremore, OK.
                                                                                                                     and Casualty Insurance Company
                                      to Managing Editor of Event
                                                                                Jennifer (Milligan) Carrier          in Frisco, TX.
                                      Media with Ascend Media, a
                                                                                ’94 and husband Tim welcomed
                                      publishing company in Overland                                                 Scott Caswell ’95 is the Vice
                                                                                Allison Diann Carrier on June 1,
                                      Park, KS.                                                                      President for Energy Products,
                                                                                2006. Allison joins sibling
                                                                                                                     Inc. in Tulsa, OK.
                                      Dr. Justin Nolan ’93 is the               Madeline, age 4½. The family
Allison Bass McGuire                  author of Wild Harvest in the             resides in Denver, CO where          Drue Duncan ’95 and wife Liz
                                      Heartland - Ethnobotany In                Carrier is a Senior Compliance       welcomed Elizabeth “Libby”
Elizabeth (Bigler) Buchanan           Missouri’s Little Dixie. Nolan is an      Analyst with Janus Capital Group.    Windmeyer Duncan on November
’92 is the Director of Youth          Assistant Professor of Anthropology                                            3, 2006. Libby joins older sister
Ministries and Property Manager                                                 Daniel Fahnestock ’94
                                      in the J. William Fulbright College                                            Meg, age 2½ . The family resides
for Aldersgate United Methodist                                                 received a Master’s in Forensic
                                      of Arts and Sciences at the                                                    in Columbia, MO. Duncan
in Nixa, MO.                                                                    Science from the University of
                                      University of Arkansas.                                                        received a Master’s in Business
                                                                                New Haven in New Haven, CT.
Lisa (Gebken) Thibault ’92                                                                                           Administration from the
                                      Claudia Shook ’93 graduated               Fahnestock is a Forensic Biologist
is the Associate Editor at Kappa                                                                                     University of Missouri-Columbia
                                      from Grand Valley State                   with the Sedgwick County
Alpha Theta. Gebken’s responsi-                                                                                      in December 2006, and is the
                                      University in Grand Rapids, MI            Forensic Science Center in
bilities include editing and                                                                                         Manager of Governmental
                                      with a Master’s in Social Work.           Wichita, KS.
updating content on the fraterni-                                                                                    Relations for Missouri with
                                      Shook is a Clinical Liaison with
ty website and writing for the                                                  Carol (Cross) Kroll ’94 is a         AmerenUE.
                                      Kindred Hospital in Dallas, TX.
Kappa Alpha Theta Magazine.                                                     School Psychologist with North
                                                                                Kansas City School District in
                                                                                Kansas City, MO.
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CLASSNOTES


Samuel Harper ’95 is the             is a Professor of English at the                                             Antonio Dental School. Derenzy
author of “Trends in the Black-      University of Central Florida in                                             opened a private practice office,
White Life Expectancy Gap in         Orlando, FL.                                                                 Aesthetic General Dentistry, in
the United States, 1983-2003”,                                                                                    Redmond, OK.
                                     Michelle (Bond) Brightwell
published in the Journal of the
                                     ’96 graduated with a Master’s                                                Michelle Frisella ’97 married
American Medical Association on
                                     Degree in Industrial Hygiene from                                            Robert Thomson on October 29,
March 21, 2007.
                                     Central Missouri State University.                                           2005. The couple resides in St.
Suzanna (Dunafon) Haugen             Brightwell is the Safety and                                                 Louis, MO where Frisella is a
’95 was named the 2007 Teacher       Occupational Health Manager for                                              Project Manager with Maritz
of the Year by the Jefferson City    Kansas City Veterans Affairs                                                 Travel.
                                                                           Taylor Wuennenberg
Public Schools on May 3, 2007.       Medical Center in Kansas City,
                                                                                                                  Ryan Pock ’97 is a Physician
Haugen also received the Frank       MO.                                   Dr. Jason Zerrer ’96 practices         Assistant with Branson Family
and Margaret Railton Award for                                             emergency medicine at University
                                     Arieh Foster ’96 and wife Kelly                                              Medicine Clinic in Branson, MO.
Outstanding Teaching. Haugen is                                            Hospital in Columbia, MO.
                                     announce the birth of Hale Gerrish
a 6th Grade Math Teacher at                                                                                       Rob Quinn ’97 was promoted to
                                     Foster on September 22, 2006.         Brook Derenzy ’97 graduated
Lewis & Clark Middle School.                                                                                      Assistant Vice President at Boone
                                     The family resides in St. Louis,      with a Doctor of Dental Surgery        County National Bank in
James Mace ’95 graduated from        MO where Foster is an Attorney        degree from the University of          Columbia, MO.
the University of Missouri-Kansas    with The Boeing Company.              Texas Health Science Center-San
City. Mace worked as an Associate
                                     Kristen (Woodall) Howell ’96
Dentist in Fulton, MO before
                                     is a Compensation Analyst for
opening a dental practice in
                                     The Williams Cos. in Tulsa, OK.
                                                                                Schaeperkoetter-Herman and
Washington, MO.
                                     Eddied Richmond ’96 is a Staff              White Inducted Into SLIAC
Jon Schneider ’95 and wife
Amy welcomed Nikolaus Oscar
                                     Pharmacist at Central Pharmacy
                                     in North Little Rock, AR.
                                                                                       Hall of Fame
Schneider on August 10, 2006.                                                  Former Westminster College basketball players Amy
He joins older brother Carson, age   D. J. Schmidt ’96 is the
                                                                               Schaeperkoetter- Herman ’98 and Jason White ’96 have been
3½. The family resides in            Manager for Planning & Analysis
                                                                               inducted into the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Parkville, MO. Schneider is the      with Butler Manufacturing
                                                                               Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place in February at halftime of
Manager of Sales and Business        Company in Kansas City, MO.
                                                                               the SLIAC women’s basketball tournament championship game
Development with BATS Trading,       Melissa Terry ’96 is a Staff              at Maryville University in St. Louis. Schaeperkoetter-Herman
and has been elected to the board    Obstetrician and Gynecologist             and White were among a group of 13 student-athletes to comprise
of directors of the Kansas City      with the US Army at Landstuhl             the first group of student-athlete inductees.
Security Traders Association.        Regional Medical Center in
                                                                               White, who played high school basketball at St. Clair High
                                     Landstuhl, Germany.
                                                                               School, attended Westminster from 1992-96. He was a four-time
                                     Diane Tucker ’96 is a Senior              St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic All-Conference basketball
                                     Project Manager with Midlands             selection and led Westminster to the conference tournament
                                     Choice in Omaha, NE.                      title and an NCAA Division III national tournament berth in
                                                                               1995. White was the SLIAC Co-Player of the Year and a D-III
                                     Kathryn (Whitsit) Wallace
                                                                               News Honorable Mention All-America selection as a senior.
                                     ’96 received her Bachelor of
                                                                               He left Westminster with career records in points (1,836),
                                     Science in Nursing degree from
                                                                               rebounds (1,046), and blocks (194). White lives in Eldon, MO,
                                     the University of Arkansas for
                                                                               and teaches and coaches basketball at Eugene High School in
                                     Medical Sciences. Wallace is a
                                                                               Eugene, MO.
                                     Registered Nurse with the South
Carson and Nikolaus Schneider        Austin Cancer Center in Austin,           Schaeperkoetter-Herman played high school basketball at
                                     TX.                                       Owensville High School, and attended Westminster from
Brooke Sloss ’95 competed in
                                                                               1994-1998. She was a Dean’s List student in each of her semesters
the River to River Relay in April    Kelly (Hines) Wuennenberg
                                                                               at Westminster. She was a four-time all-conference and four-
2007.                                ’96 and husband Steve announce
                                                                               time academic all-conference selection in basketball, and also
Dr. Lana (Cross) Zerrer ’95 is       the birth of Taylor Maureen
                                                                               earned CoSida Academic All-District honors as a senior.
the Internal Medicine Primary        Wuennenberg on November 10,
                                                                               Schaeperkoetter-Herman holds more than 10 school records in
Care Service Line Director at        2006. Taylor joins her older sister
                                                                               basketball, including career marks in scoring (1,282) and assists
Truman VA Hospital in Columbia,      Peyton, age 1½. The family
                                                                               (316). She was named Westminster Female Athlete of the Year in
MO.                                  resides in Chesterfield, MO where
                                                                               1997-98, and was awarded an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship
                                     Wuennenberg is a Vice President
Anne Zimmermann ’95                                                            in 1999. She earned a graduate degree in athletic administration
                                     of Treasury with US Bank in St.
presented research findings at                                                 at the University of North Carolina, where she currently works
                                     Louis.
conferences in Orlando, FL and                                                 as assistant athletic director for compliance.
Albuquerque, NM. Zimmermann


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                                           Kolby Beich ’99 married Lisa                                                           Rauscher in Washington DC.
                                           Lawrence on April 7, 2007 in                                                           Cogbill received his certification
                                           Houston, TX. The couple resides                                                        in January 2007.
                                           in Houston where Beich is a
                                           Commercial Realtor with
                                           Crosswell/Torian Properties.




Olivia, age 2½, with twin brothers Jake                                             Sophia Gold
Michael and Max Charles, age 7 months,
children of Mike ’97 & Carrie Howell
                                                                                    Jill (Cress) Taylor ’99 and
Brandon Beshears ’98 graduated                                                      husband Tony welcomed Bowman
from Georgia Tech with a Master’s                                                   Lee Taylor on August 20, 2006.                Hunter and Savannah, children of Lance ’00
                                                                                                                                  & Rose Bethell
in International Affairs. Beshears                                                  The family resides in Nebo, IL.
                                                                                    Taylor is a Probation and Parole              Gwendolyn Creel ’00 is a
is a Confidential Assistant for            Lisa and Kolby ’99 Beich
                                                                                    Officer with the Missouri                     Sales Manager with IndyMac
Legislative and Public Affairs with
                                           Sara Cross ’99 was elected to            Department of Corrections in                  Bank Corporation in Kansas
the US Department of Agriculture
                                           Alpha Omega Alpha, the National          Hannibal.                                     City, MO.
in Washington, DC.
                                           Honor Medical Society. Cross is a
                                                                                    Carrie Toosley ’99 married                    Megan (Swaim) Day ’00 is
Morgan Cole ’98 is a Physical              4th-year medical student at the
                                                                                    Greg Ross ’00 on October 14,                  the author of Buzzard’s Roost.
Therapist with Massachusetts               University of Missouri-Columbia.
                                                                                    2006 at the Church of St. Mary                Swaim resides in Paris, MO with
General Hospital in Boston, MA.
                                           Mandy (Hamlin) ’99 and Bob               the Virgin, Aldermanbury in                   her husband John and their 3
Heather Meggers-Wright ’98                 ’00 Featherston announce the             Fulton, MO. The wedding party                 children.
earned a PhD in Psychology from            birth of Brody Charles Featherston       included Nathan Ross ’98,                     Jon Dempsey ’00 is a Sales
the University of Missouri-St.             on February 24, 2007. Brody joins        Brad Ross ’03 and Daniel                      Representative for the Arkansas
Louis, MO. Meggers-Wright is an            older sister Lettie, age 2. The family   Toosley ’07. The couple resides               & Louisiana territory with
Assistant Professor of Psychology          resides in Overland Park, KS.            in Labadie, MO where Toosley is a             Pearson Education. Dempsey
with Birmingham Southern                                                            4th Grade Teacher for Mehlville               resides in Texarkana, AR.
College in Birmingham, AL.                                                          School District and Ross is an
                                                                                    Anesthiologist Resident at Des                Bob Featherston ’00 was pro-
Bryan Raymond ’98 is a
                                                                                    Peres Hospital.                               moted to CEO at Jayhawk File
Teacher and Coach at Bartlesville
                                                                                                                                  Express, LLC in Topeka, KS.
High School in Houston, TX.
Tyler Schaper ’98 received the
AllState Elite Advisor Award.
Schaper is a Senior Financial
                                           Lettie and Brody Featherston
Consultant for US Bancorp
Investments and Insurance servic-          Darcie Keith ’99 married
ing three branches in Granite              Michael Garza on November 18,
City, Wood River, and Bethalto IL.         2006 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo,
                                           Mexico. Lacy Keith ’01 was the
Dwight Ternes ’98 is the Lead
                                           maid of honor. Also in attendance
Auditor with Dynegy in Houston,                                                     Carrie (Toosley) ’99 & Greg Ross ’00          Bob Featherston ’00
                                           were Julie Cottingham ’99,
TX.
                                           Amanda Fisher ’99, Laura                 Joseph Turner ’99 married                     Dala (Reuter) Freesmeier ’00
                                           (Behan) Hewgley ’98, Kevin               Elizabeth Schooley on December                is a Plan Representative for
                                           Hewgley ’95, Mary                        30, 2006 in Fulton, MO. The                   Edward Jones in St. Louis, MO.
                                           (Brueggemann) Koestner ’99               couple resides in Columbia, MO.
                                           and Eric Koestner ’98. The cou-                                                        Jon Freiger ’00 is a Licensed
                                           ple resides in Dallas, TX. Keith is a
                                           Senior Manager with KPMG in the          2000’s                                        Specialist in School Psychology
                                                                                                                                  with the Northside Independent
                                           external audit practice.                 Raymond Bozarth ’00 married                   School District in San Antonio,
                                                                                    Sara Helmkamp on November 4,                  TX.
Dwight '98 & Rhonda Ternes and children,   Tara (Ring) Gold ’99 and
                                                                                    2006 in Bethalto, IL. The couple              Alice Hickey ’00 married
Paige, age 4 and Taylor, age 2½.           husband Aaron announce the
                                                                                    resides in O’Fallon, MO. Bozarth              Joseph Cruse on November 4,
Kergin Bedell ’99 graduated                birth of Sophia Katherine Gold on
                                                                                    is an Attorney with Gamache &                 2006 in Little Rock, AR. The
from the University of Maine               February 1, 2007. The family
                                                                                    Meyers, PC in St. Louis.                      wedding party included Beth
School of Law and is a Staff               resides in Jackson, MO where
                                           Gold is a Pharmaceutical Sales           Blake Cogbill ’00 is a Certified              (Howard) Stubbs ’00, Gale
Attorney with the Texas Department
of Insurance in Austin.                    Representative with AstraZeneca          Financial Planner with RBC Dain
                                           in Cape Girardeau.
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(Scott) Patterson ’00 and                     Robert Grun ’01 graduated                    Foster is a Document Analyst with           David is an Insurance Agent with
Rachelle (Riggs) Lee-Warner                   from Florida Coastal School of               the Department of Justice in                David Richter Agency and Sarah
’00. The couple resides in Denver,            Law in May 2007. Grun is In-                 Quantico, VA.                               works in Branch Services with
CO, where Hickey is an                        House Counsel with Jarrett                                                               Edward Jones.
                                                                                           Melissa (McDaniel) ’02 and
Accountant.                                   Enterprises in Jacksonville, FL.
                                                                                           Eric ’03 Milius announce the                Chris Vinyard '02 married
                                              Matt Haverstick ’01 is a                     birth of Ethan Michael Milius on            Andrea Golfin on February 3,
                                              Clinical Supervisor with Preferred           October 18, 2006. The family                2007 in St. Louis MO. The wed-
                                              Family Healthcare in St. Louis,              resides in Muncie, IN where                 ding party included Frank
                                              MO.                                          Melissa is a First Grade Teacher at         Miller ’02, Justin Freesmeier
                                                                                           Burris Laboratory School and Eric           ’02, Matt Riechers ’00, and
                                              John Murphy ’01 is a Branch
                                                                                           is a Commercial Loan Officer for            Mark Schwab ’00. The couple
                                              Manager with DS Waters of
                                                                                           First Merchant’s Bank.                      resides in St. Louis, MO where
                                              America, LP in San Fransisco, CA.
                                                                                                                                       Vinyard is a Medical Sales
                                                                                                                                       Representative for Eisai Inc


Joseph & Alice (Hickey) ’00 Cruse


Matthew Michael ’00 and wife
Kortney announce the birth of
Andrew William Michael on May
24, 2006. The family resides in St.
Joseph, MO where Michael is a
Performance Analyst with JP                                                                Ethan Milius
Morgan.
                                              Wil, age 3 months with older brother Jake,
                                              age 3½, children of John ’01 & Krista                                                    Andrea & Chris ’02 Vinyard
Rachelle Riggs ’00 married                    Murphy
Jonathan Lee-Warner, on January                                                                                                        Colin Wetz ’02 is an Internal
13, 2007 in Chillicothe, MO. The              Gregory Ruark ’01 received a                                                             Medicine Resident at Oklahoma
couple resides in Mangilao, Guam              PhD from the University of                                                               State University Medical Center in
where Riggs is an Attorney for the            Oklahoma. Ruark is a Research                                                            Tulsa, OK.
Law Offices of Christopher A.                 Psychologist for the Army
                                                                                                                                       Jamie Stewart ’03 married
Ferrante, APC.                                Research Institute Leadership
                                                                                                                                       Warren Brainard on November 4,
                                              Development Research Unit in Ft.
                                                                                                                                       2006 in Little Rock, AR. The
                                              Leavenworth, KS.
                                                                                                                                       wedding party included Jill
                                              Jared Ryan ’01 returned to the                                                           (Stewart) Kamps ’00 and
                                              Westminster campus to conduct                Alums gather for Tonya Miller’s Annual
                                                                                           Crystal Ball. Front: Tonya Miller ’02,
                                                                                                                                       Suzanne Hellebusch ’04. The
                                              an Interview Workshop for stu-               Jamie Spurrier ’02, Elizabeth Swisher       couple resides in Little Rock
                                                                                           ’04. Back: Scott Crosby ’01, Alexis Wolfe
                                              dent teachers in March 2007.                 ’03, Rachel Swain ’02, Alissa Jrolf ’01     where Stewart is a Convention
                                              Ryan is a Principal with Gilbert             and Matt Whitmore ’01.                      Service Manager for Peabody
                                              Public Schools in Mesa, AZ and               Jeanneane (Dixon) Osborne                   Little Rock Hotel.
Jocelyn, age 6 months, daughter of Jennifer
                                              completed a Master’s in Education            ’02 is an Attorney with Devine
(Whitaker) '00 & Tom Schaefer                 from Arizona State University.               Millimet & Branch, PA in
                                              Jim Faintich ’02 married Laura               Manchester, NH.
                                              Nichols on November 18, 2006 in              Ashley (Dille) Parks ’02 is
                                              St. Louis, MO. The wedding party             completing her residency in
                                              included Cory Metz ’02, Mike                 Childhood and Family Counseling
                                              Rosch ’02, Drew Sealey ’01,                  at Pathways Community
                                              Pat Kipper ’00, Chris Brown                  Behavioral Healthcare in Clinton,
                                              ’01, Aaron Lang ’01 and Tom                  MO. Parkes graduated Magna
                                              McConnell ’01. The couple                    Cum Laude with a Doctor of
                                              resides in Wildwood, MO where                Psychology from the Forest                  Jamie (Stewart) ’03 & Warren Brainard
Emily (Reid) ’00 & Logan Stanley ’00
                                              Faintich is a Mortgage Consultant            Institute of Professional
Steven Ford ’01 is a Vice                     with Smith Barney Home Loan @                Psychology in Springfield, MO.              Christine (McCaul) Howard
President with Centennial                     Citibank.                                                                                ’03 is a Counselor at Grimes
Partners in Memphis, TN.                                                                   David ’02 and Sarah (Morff)                 Elementary School in Rogers, AR.
                                              Brea Foster '02 married Michael              ’02 Richter announce the birth
Monica (Balser) Graves ’01 is                 Fisher on April 28, 2007 in                  of Hannah Elizabeth Richter on              Amanda (Masiel) Jacob ’03
the Circulation Manager at the                Mexico, MO. The couple resides               February 18, 2007. The family               is a Project Consultant with
Linn County Leader in Brookfield,             in Fredericksburg, VA, where                 resides in Wentzville, MO where             Vanderbilt University in
MO.                                                                                                                                    Nashville, TN.

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Whitney (Johnston) Moore             Phillip Lee ’04 and Jennifer          Nikki Dickman ’05 married              Chase Waggoner ’05 was elect-
’03 passed the CPA exam in           Swan ’04 were married on              Steve Dean ’05 on November 4,          ed to the Lebanon (MO) City
December 2006. Moore is an           August 5, 2006 in Tulsa, OK. The      2006 at the Church of St. Mary         Council in April 2006. Waggoner
Audit Associate with Tullius         wedding party included Sara           the Virgin, Aldermanbury in            is the youngest person in
Taylor Sartain & Sartain LLP in      Weir ’04, Katie Kramer ’04,           Fulton, MO. The wedding party          Lebanon’s city history to be
Fayetteville, AR.                    Suzanne Hellebush ’04, Janel          included Katie Ward ’07, Perry         elected to the council.
                                     (Arnold) Nibert ’03, Jamie            Fischer ’07, Bo Clapp ’05,
Casey Moore ’04 is employed                                                                                       Seth Womack ’05 is an
                                     (Stewart) Brainard ’03, Ryan          Matt Klaus ’05, Kaleena
with Ernst & Young LLP.                                                                                           Assistant Football Coach at
                                     Brodecker ’04, Dan Miller ’03         Escallier ’05, Alicia Haley ’05,
                                                                                                                  Oklahoma Panhandle State
Amanda (Brondel)                     and Al Lee ’05. The couple            Casey (Clark) Borovac ’05,
                                                                                                                  University in Goodwell, OK.
Rodemann ’03 graduated from          resides in Jacksonville, FL where     and Charlie Dickman ’98.
Kirksville College of Osteopathic    Lee is an Account Executive for       The couple resides in Kansas City,     Ashley Young ’05 is a Home
Medicine with a Doctor of            Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida.    MO where Dickman is an                 City Rate Specialist &
Osteopathy. Brondel will start her   Swan recently obtained her Juris      Administrative Assistant at            Management Trainee with
residency in Obstetrics &            Doctorate from the University of      Hallmark Cards, Inc. and Dean is       Enterprise in St. Louis, MO.
Gynecology.                          Tulsa.                                a Restaurant Manager for               Brandon Cousins ’06 is the
Ryan Wattenbarger ’03 mar-                                                 Applebee's International.              General Manager at Beks
                                     Lindsey (Brondel) Pitts ’04
ried Courtney Engle on May 27,       was promoted to Senior                                                       Restaurant in Fulton, MO.
2006 at the Church of St. Mary       Computing Support Specialist in                                              Patrick Dempsey ’06 married
the Virgin, Aldermanbury. The        the Department of Accounting                                                 Aimee Luber on September 30,
wedding party included Garrett       Services at the University of                                                2006 in St. Louis, MO. The wed-
Fravell ’03, Chris Sutherland        Missouri-Columbia.                                                           ding party included Austin
’03, Tyson Schmidt ’03, Matt
                                     Sara Bagley ’05 works in the                                                 Houp ’06 and Trevor Smith
Glunt ’04, Nick Bartley ’04
                                     Psychiatric Research Lab at                                                  ’06. The couple resides in
and Dane Sander ’04. The cou-
                                     Washington University School of                                              Independence, MO. Dempsey is a
ple resides in Kansas City, MO
                                     Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Bagley                                            6th Grade Teacher at Grain Valley
where Wattenbarger works at                                                Steve ’05 & Nikki (Dickman) ’05 Dean
                                     is pursuing graduate studies in the                                          Middle School.
Nations Title.
                                     Experimental (Neurological/           Brett Eidson ’05 is a Funeral          Emily Greeno ’06 was presented
                                     Cognitive) Psychology PhD             Director Apprentice for Holman-        with a commemorative plaque
                                     Program at St. Louis University.      Howe Funeral Homes in                  recognizing her Westminster
                                     Rizia Bardhan ’05 is the author       Mansfield, MO.                         records in February 2007. Greeno
                                     of Facile Chemical Approach to ZnO    J.R. Husmann ’05 and Carrie            completed her 4-year career with
                                     Submicrometer Particles with          Robinson ’05 were married on           school records for games played
                                     Controllable Morphologies, pub-       October 28, 2006 in O’Fallon,          (97), games started (95), and fin-
                                     lished by Langmuir on April 21,       MO. Husmann is a Software              ished fifth in career points
                                     2007. Bardhan is pursuing a PhD       Engineer at Maryville Technologies     (1,006), eighth in career rebounds
                                     in Chemistry specializing in          and Robinson is an Accountant at       (332) and fourth in career assists
Courtney & Ryan Wattenbarger ’03
                                     Nonophotonics and Plasmonics at       American Equity Mortgage.              (261). Greeno is a Teacher and
Swati Awasthi ’04 is a Web           Rice University in Houston, TX.                                              Coach at Jefferson City High
                                                                           Alexandra Johnson ’05 is a             School.
Developer with the Department        Cory Campbell ’05 married             Program Manager at the Judevine
of Housing & Preservation in New     Cara Lee Baker ’06 on                                                        Amanda Hofstetter ’06 is
                                                                           Center for Autism in Olivette,
York City, NY.                       September 9, 2006 on Table Rock                                              pursuing graduate studies in
                                                                           MO.
Sara Battles ’04 is a 2nd Grade      Lake in Branson, MO. The wed-                                                Pharmacy at Southern Illinois
                                     ding party included Jess              Erin Luke ’05 is a Law Clerk for       University in Edwardsville, IL.
Teacher at Southern Boone
                                     Baumgardner ’06, Sara                 UniGroup, Inc. in Fenton, MO.
County Elementary School in                                                                                       Jennifer Kaminski ’06 is a
Ashland, MO.                         McNelly ’06, Laura Patty ’06,         Juris Pupcenoks ’05 graduated          District Manager for Aldi, Inc. in
                                     Amanda Reckamp ’07, Ben               with a Master’s in International       St. Louis, MO.
Jon Gatz ’04 is the Regional
                                     Davolos ’05, Dane Johnson             Relations from the University of
Marketing Director for AIG                                                                                        Colin Kerr ’06 is a Youth
                                     ’06, Jess Herd ’07 and Rob            Delaware in May 2007.
SunAmerica in Prairie Village, KS.                                                                                Minister with Second Presbyterian
                                     Childress ’08. The couple resides
                                                                           Matt Quintero '05 is attending         Church and holds regular discus-
Heather Gehlert ’04 is the           in Shelton, CT where Baker is a
                                                                           the Thomas M. Cooley School of         sion sessions called “Talks on Tap”
Managing Editor of AlterNet, an      Sales Support Consultant with
                                                                           Law in Grand Rapids, MI.               on issues like global warming and
online political news magazine       Aetna, Inc. and Campbell is an
based in San Francisco, CA.          Account Manager with CDW.             Cassie Tritthart ’05 graduated         medical marijuana. Kerr is also the
                                                                           with a Master of Arts in               author of Guerilla Missions for the
Eric Horn ’04 is a Senior            Caitlin Chambers ’05 is an                                                   College Christian.
                                                                           Theological Studies from Liberty
Financial Service Representative     Investment Performance Analyst
                                                                           University in Lynchburg, VA.
with Commerce Bank in St. Louis,     with AXIA Investment
MO.                                  Management in Tulsa, OK.

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Mary Poletti ’06 is a                                Home Phone:
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Stephen Ministries in St. Louis,
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Emily Powell ’06 was featured                        Work Name:
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& Community magazine. Powell                         Title:
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Maestra, My Teacher. How do we                       Work Address:
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a time.” Powell is a 1st Grade                       Work Phone and Fax:
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                                                     News:
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Trevor Smith ’06 is a Realtor
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Eric Brueckner ’07 is pursuing                                                    501 Westminster Avenue • Fulton, MO 65251-1299
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the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign.
Casey Coffey ’07 is pursuing a                Speaker of the Kansas House of            Rifle Team “Revels Riflemen” and            the Advisory Board of Citizens
PhD in Space Sciences at the                  Representatives.                          taught ROTC from 1970 to 1976.              Union State Bank. He was
Florida Institute of Technology in                                                      Revels was also the Director of             involved in many community
Melbourne, FL.
                                              In Loving Memory                          Maintenance from 1976 to 1988.              activities. His son Harry F.
Michael Elwood ’07 is an                      They were our classmates, our friends,                                                Finks III ’61 is also a
                                                                                        Joe A. Carter Sr. ’31 of Virginia
Accounting Coordinator with                   brothers and sisters. Together we                                                     Westminster alumnus.
                                                                                        Beach, VA on February 3, 2007.
Special Olympics Missouri, Inc. in            remember those who shared their lives
                                              with us and left behind hearts full of    He was a member of Beta Theta               Dr. H. Kermit Knoch ’33 of
Jefferson City.                                                                         Pi. Carter was a Lieutenant in the          Overland Park, KS on February
                                              precious memories.
Rebecca Galloway ’07 is a Staff                                                         Army Air Corps during World War             21, 2007. He was a member of
Auditor with BKD, LLP in Tulsa,               Dr. Vernon H. Grogan of                   II and later retired from the US            Kappa Alpha Order. Knoch grad-
OK.                                           Fulton, MO on January 24, 2007.           Department of Agriculture as an             uated with a PhD from Rush
                                              Grogan was a charter member of            Economist.                                  Medical College (University of
                                              the Board of Associates and a                                                         Chicago). Knoch retired in 1983
                                                                                        Harry F. Finks Jr. ’32 of
                                              Friend of the Winston Churchill                                                       from Knoch, Buckner,
                                                                                        Clinton, MO on February 5, 2007.
                                              Memorial & Library.                                                                   Youngblood & Bickley, Inc.
                                                                                        Finks received an Alumni
                                              Betty Mohler, former SAE                  Achievement Award in 1965. He               William H. B. Perry ’38 of
                                              housemother of Kankakee, IL on            was President of the Farmers Bank           Thomasville, NC on February 14,
                                              March 10, 2007.                           of Clinton. He was involved in              2007. He was a member of Phi
                                                                                        the Clinton Rotary Club for 69              Delta Theta. Perry was a
                                              Jesse Revels of Fulton, MO on             years and was appointed an                  Mechanical Engineer and
Emily Greeno ’06 and her mom Deborah          January 23, 2007. Revels served in        International Director of Rotary            worked for Bell Systems and Bell
Greeno in the Historic Gym                    the US Army for 20 years, retiring        and an International Rotary                 Labs on the design, manufacture
Josh Harlow ’07 is the                        in 1976 as a Master Sergeant.             Trustee. He was a former Mayor of           and testing of radars.
Legislative Assistant to The                  Revels was the instructor for the         Deepwater, MO, and a member of


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CLASSNOTES


Roy P. Sullivan Jr. ’40 of Town     appointed Associate Circuit Court      Alumni Council. He worked as a        Award in 1981. Wilbourn was a
& Country, MO on January 30,        Judge by Governor John Ashcroft        teacher, coach and administrator      US Air Force veteran of the
2007. He was a member of Delta      until he retired in 1995.              for the Kansas City School District   Vietnam War, a Staff Neurologist
Tau Delta.                                                                 for 52 years. After retirement,       at the Cleveland Clinic
                                    Claude B. Johnson Jr. ’49 of
                                                                           Cross was an adjunct faculty          Foundation, and Director of the
Donald J. Braun ’41 of              Tustin, CA on January 13, 2007.
                                                                           member at Ottawa University and       Electromyography Laboratory for
Monmouth, IL on March 22,
                                    Dr. Thomas M. O'Hern ’49 of            Park University. Cross served on      more than 33 years.
2007. He was a member of the
                                    Springfield, IL on February 24,        the Gladstone City Council for
Highlanders. Braun served in the                                                                                 Robert M. Bloom ’62 of
                                    2007. He was a member of Delta         seven years and as the Mayor for
Navy during World War II and the                                                                                 Pullman, WA on February 3, 2007.
                                    Tau Delta. His son Tom O’Hearn         two years. He was recognized as
Korean War rising to the rank of                                                                                 He was a member of Delta Tau
                                    ’75 is a is also a Westminster         an Outstanding Missourian in
Lieutenant Commander. Braun                                                                                      Delta and played golf. Bloom
                                    alumnus.                               2006, Northlander of the Year in
was Co-Owner of M&B Oil                                                                                          served in the US Army and was
                                    William E. Freshour ’50 of             2007 and received a Congressional
Company in Monmouth, IL and                                                                                      stationed at Fort Ord (CA) and
                                    Lebanon, IL on December 13,            Record. He served as Treasurer of
retired in 1983. He was an active                                                                                Vietnam with the 12th EVAC
                                    2006. He was a member of Kappa         the Mid-American Regional
member of Monmouth Masonic                                                                                       Hospital. Bloom opened the first
                                    Alpha Order. He served in the US       Council, President of the Westgate
Lodge and the American Legion.                                                                                   Edward Jones office in the state of
                                    Army in the Triple A automatic         Missouri Municipal League,
                                                                                                                 Washington in 1970 and ran the
Robert H. Roney ’43 of                                                     President of the Clay County
                                    weapon crew and attained the                                                 office for 33 years before retiring
Independence, MO on March 15,                                              Coordinating Committee,
                                    rank of Sergeant. Freshour owned                                             in December 2003. His father F.
2007. He was a member of the                                               President of the Native Sons of
                                    and operated Lebanon Drugs, a                                                Maurice Bloom ’32 and sons
Highlanders. Roney served in the                                           Kansas City, President of the
                                    family business since 1914. He                                               Bret ’87 and Greg ’91 Bloom
Marine Corps and Marine Corps                                              Northland Coalition and as an
                                    retired in 1995.                                                             are all Westminster alumni.
Reserves, attaining the rank of                                            adviser for the Shepherd’s Center.
Captain and receiving a Purple      George H. MacGregor ’50 of             Cross was a member of the North       Christopher C. Davidson ’67
Heart. Roney was a retired          Springfield, IL on April 1, 2007.      Kansas City School District Board     of Kansas City, MO on March 4,
Director at Webb-Freer Funeral      He was a member of Beta Theta          of Education, the Board of            2007. Davidson was a veteran of
Home in Blue Springs, MO.           Pi.                                    Teaching and Reaching Youth, the      the Army National Guard.
John E. Jameson ’46 of Fulton,      Thomas H. Hartman Jr. ’51 of           Gladstone Chamber of Commerce,        Craig P. Kayser ’68 of
MO on February 18, 2007. He was     Brookfield, MO on May 3, 2007.         the Northland Chamber of              Clearwater, FL on March 26, 2007.
a member of Phi Delta Theta. His    He was a member of Sigma Chi.          Commerce and the Gladstone            He was a member of Phi Kappa
son Bill Jameson ’84 is also a                                             Environmental Development             Psi. Kayser was an Army Veteran,
                                    Maj. Gen. Charles M. Kiefner           Group.
Westminster alumnus.                ’52 of Perryville, MO on January                                             sold real estate, and worked for
                                    27, 2007. He was a member of                                                 the International Salt Co. in
Roy Daugherty ’47 of Amarillo,
                                    Kappa Alpha Order and received                                               Tampa, FL.
TX on January 3, 2007. Daugherty
served in the US Navy during        an Alumni Achievement Award in
World War II and with the Marine    1992. Kiefner joined the Missouri
Corps during the Korean War as a    Army National Guard in 1947,
                                                                                                                     All alumni class notes
physician. In 1954, he began an     and was activated during the
Internal Medicine practice in       Korean War. He was appointed                                                     received after 5/05/07
Amarillo, TX                        Adjutant General of the Guard in
                                                                                                                     will appear in the next
                                    1973. Kiefner was Vice President
Dr. John B. Kelly ’47 of Sun                                                                                         edition of Leadership.
                                    of First National Bank in Perryville
City, AZ on April 7, 2007. He was
                                    and served as President of the
a member of Phi Delta Theta and                                            Dr. William C. Cross ’55
                                    Perryville Chamber of Commerce
played baseball. Kelly was a
                                    and Southeast Missouri Retail
Retired Physician with Emergency                                           J. Kenneth Newsom ’58 of
                                    Lumbermen's Association. His son
Physicians, Inc.                                                           Norehead City, NC on February
                                    John Kiefner ’81 is also a
Robert L. Carr ’49 of Potosi,       Westminster alumnus.                   26, 2007. He was a member of the
MO on February 18, 2007. He was                                            Skulls of Seven. Newsom was a
                                    Dr. William C. Cross ’55 of            County Commissioner, Chairman
a member of Phi Delta Theta.
                                    Kansas City, MO on June 7, 2007.       of the County Board of Elections,
Carr served in the US Army dur-
                                    Cross was a member of Kappa            and member of the local Board of
ing World War II. Carr was a
                                    Alpha Order, played basketball         Directors of Wachovia Bank.
former private practice lawyer,
                                    and was the first Blue Jay to score
Prosecuting Attorney for                                                   Dr. Asa J. Wilbourn ’60 of
                                    1,000 points during his college
Washington County, City                                                    Lakewood, OH on February 6,
                                    career. Cross received the Alumni
Attorney of Potosi, MO, Counsel                                            2007. He was a member of Sigma
                                    Achievement Award in 1995, the
to the Missouri Clean Water                                                Chi and the Skulls of Seven, and
                                    Alumni Award of Merit in 1997
Commission, and in 1989 was                                                received an Alumni Achievement
                                    and was the President Elect of the



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