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                    STETSON UNIVERSITY                                                            Ruth Cobb Arnold, DeLand, did SOI
                                                                                                  (Structure of Intellect) and Balametrics
                                                                                                  consulting in New York City, Miami, points
                                                                                                  in between, and South America this past
                                                                                                  year.

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   Alumni News                                                        Fall 2004                   Rabel Moremen Parson, DeLand, cel-
                                                                                                  ebrated her 80th birthday by giving an organ
                                                                                                  recital Feb. 15 at First Presbyterian Church.
               Please send alumni news and photos for future publications by                      Monetary gifts were given to The Music
               January 30, 2005, to Alumni News Editor Jackie Hays, Stetson                       Scholarship Fund-First Presbyterian Church
               University, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8257, DeLand, FL 32723 or e-mail           in her honor.
               jhays@stetson.edu. Digitized photos in .tif format should be a high
               resolution scan (at least 300 dots per inch). For questions about photos,          ’50
               contact dlaprime@stetson.edu. Original photos will not be returned.                Harry G. Hinckley Jr., Fort Lauderdale,
                                                                                                  has retired as a senior circuit judge. He was
                                                                                                  quoted as saying, “I was on Stetson’s 1948,
’27                                              Florida’s first public information officer for   1949 and 1950 football teams and the team
Merceda Lloyd Layton, Jacksonville,              public schools and later was program and         beat FSU.”
celebrated her 100th birthday last Nov. 30.      communications director for WLRN Public
Family from as far away as Zurich, Switzer-      TV. She is active in press club affairs,         ’51
land, gathered for two days of celebration.      particularly scholarships for young journal-     John G. Everett, Flint, Mich., performed as
                                                 ists.                                            a tenor at the Program of Sacred Scriptural
’41                                                                                               Music event in May at St. John Vianney
Joy Reese Shaw, Miami, was recently              ’42                                              Catholic Parish in Flint.
honored in Denver, Colo., as the National        Richard M. Feasel, DeLand, enjoyed
School Public Relations Association’s first      hearing the Stetson University Symphonic         ’52
woman president since the organization’s         Band perform his compositions, “Pride of         John R. DeYoung Jr., Bartow, was the
diaper days. The occasion was NSPRA’s            Ludington” and “Pride of Bartow,” during         conductor for Thomas Knox who per-
50th anniversary. She was a star reporter at     an April 3 concert in Elizabeth Hall.            formed “American Pageant” at the Stetson
the Miami Herald prior to becoming                                                                University Symphonic Band concert April 3
                                                                                                  in Elizabeth Hall.
Washington, D.C.—Happy Birthday, Florida!
Alumni Association President Luis Prats ’78, JD ‘81 (left), joins 2004 Distinguished Alumni       ’54
Award recipients Amy Horton ’77, Craig Crawford ’78, JD ’81, Bruce Berkowitz ’76, and             Earnest W. Murphy Jr., Daytona Beach,
President Doug Lee at the Happy Birthday Florida! event held in Washington, D.C., last March.     performed “Recitative” and “A Wandering
About 100 Stetson University alumni and friends met at the Capitol to celebrate Florida’s 159th   Minstrel I” (The Mikado) by Arthur
birthday. We plan to be in the D.C. area again and hope to see you then.
                                                                                                  Sullivan and transcribed by James Welch at
                                                                                                  the Stetson University Symphonic Band
                                                                                                  concert April 3 in Elizabeth Hall. William
                                                                                                  L. Self, Alpharetta, Ga., nationally known
                                                                                                  preacher, author and motivational speaker,
                                                                                                  was the featured speaker at Campbell
                                                                                                  University’s Baccalaureate Service in May.
                                                                                                  He is the senior pastor of Johns Creek
                                                                                                  Baptist Church and was featured on “Day
                                                                                                  1,” the internationally broadcast award-
                                                                                                  winning television and radio program on
                                                                                                  the American Forces Network. The author
                                                                                                  of numerous books and articles on Chris-
                                                                                                  tian living and theology, Self has pastored
                                                                                                  churches in Rocky Mount, N.C.;
                                                                                                  Bradenton; and Georgia. He achieved
                                                                                                  considerable acclaim by leading Atlanta’s

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Wieuca Road Baptist Church to a place of        professional choir, playing a 90-rank Austin
prominence in Georgia and the nation.           Pipe Organ. Jones is also founder-director
                                                of The Masterworks Chorus of The Palm
’58                                             Beaches, a community chorus, which
George Kerry Robb, Palm Beach Gardens,          recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. He
retired as the Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal   also serves as dean of the Palm Beach
Church and became the Interim Rector of         Chapter, American Guild of Organists, and
Christ Episcopal Church in Bradenton.           continues an active schedule of organ
                                                concerts throughout the United States and
’59                                             Europe.
Carolyn Miller Parr, Washington, D.C.,
appointed by President Reagan to a 15-year      ’63
term on the U.S. Tax Court, has joined          Verlee Dowd Jones, Hiawassee, Ga., is a
Judicial ADR’s specialist mediator panel        retired teacher. She has been an active
                                                                                                  Nesheiwats in Iraq, visit
serving the San Francisco Bay Area. She         NRA rifle and pistol instructor for the last      Ambassador Bremer
focuses on tax, corporate, international,       20 years. She competes at state, regional
                                                                                                  In March, Miss NY USA, Jaclyn
commercial and bankruptcy matters. A            and national rifle silhouette NRA-spon-           Nesheiwat ’02, right, visited U.S.
Fellow of the American College of Tax           sored championship matches, and has set           troops deployed to Iraq, including
Counsel, Judge Parr is a member of the          two national pistol records in the ’90s. She      her older sister, U.S. Army Intelli-
National Association of Women Judges, the       also teaches watercolor painting in her           gence Officer Julia Nesheiwat ’97.
                                                                                                  During the trip, the sisters also met
International Association of Women              home studio. Marshall Nance III, Fort
                                                                                                  with Ambassador Paul Bremer
Judges, the World Jurist Association and        Lauderdale, a Broward Community College           (above), members of the Iraqi
the District of Columbia Bar. She is            professor who taught young business               governing council and (below) many
admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S.        students about corporate and real estate          enthusiastic Army and Marine Corps
Tax Court and U.S. District Court for the       law for 36 years, retired in April 2003.          soldiers.
District of Columbia. Paul T. Thomas,
Tifton, Ga., has retired as minister of         ’64
education at First Baptist Church.              Joseph Maxwell Cleland, Washington,
                                                D.C., a distinguished Stetson University
’61                                             alumnus and former U.S. Senator, is a new
Eugenia G. Whitten, Vail, Colo., is living      member of the Stetson University Board of
in Colorado and Hawaii and is a part-time       Trustees. He introduced Presidential
ski instructor.                                 nominee John Kerry at the Democratic
                                                National Convention.
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Jack W. Jones, Lake Worth, serves as            ’65
organist-director of music for The Royal        Cathy Chamberlin Firth, Augusta, Maine,
Poinciana Chapel – Palm Beach, a position       has retired. She is a former teacher,
he has held since 1989. He directs a            industrial chemist, guidance counselor,         N.J., retired from 26 years of teaching high
                                                                     computer programmer        school choral music. He currently is an
                                                                     and director of a          organist/choirmaster, Kemble UMC in
                                                                     sheltered workshop at      Woodbury.
                                                                     the Maine Emergency
                                                                     Management Agency.         ’67
                                                                                                Nancy Combs Gormley, Ponte Vedra
                                                                   ’66                          Beach, is chair of Nease High School’s
                                                                   Yvonne Thompson              Mathematics Department with 30-plus
                                                                   Myers, Plantation, is a      years in teaching. She is an adjunct
                                                                   broker and salesperson       professor at the University of North Florida
                                                                   for Coldwell Banker.         and is National Board Certified for Math-
                                                                   Timothy O.                   ematics.
                                                                   Olagbemiro, Osun
                                                                   State, Nigeria, is vice      ’68
Alumni Board member Andrew Daire ’91, MS ’93 visits with Jack
                                                                   chancellor of Bowen          Marlene Barnes Beaudin, Port Orange, is
’47, JD ’49 and Butchie ’51 Inman at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge   University. Kenneth          retired after 20 years at the National
in Orlando. About 75 alumni and friends gathered to celebrate      Ray Steele, Marlton,         Academy of Sciences/National Academy of
Stetson University.
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                                               Michael L. Thompson, Milton, Mass., is a
                                               professor of Pharmacology at Tufts Univer-
                                               sity Dental School in Boston.

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                                               George C. Edwards III, College Station,
                                               Texas, is one of the country’s leading
                                               experts on the presidency. He spoke on
                                               “Faculty Premises: The Flawed Foundations
                                               of the Electoral College” in a Political
                                               Science Forum at Stetson last fall. A           Recent graduates Jason Smith ’01, Susan
                                               distinguished professor of Political Science    Eliassen Bourst MS ’03, and Deseree Comrie
                                               at Texas A&M University, College Station,       ’92 share a smile at the Orlando Bay Hill
                                                                                               event. In addition to our annual Orlando
                                               he was the founder and, from 1992-2001,
                                                                                               Presidential Counsellor Event, we also are
  1966 Stetson                                 director of The Center for Presidential         planning Orlando Young Alumni networking
                                               Studies in the Bush School at Texas A&M.
  alumnus awarded                              He also holds the George and Julia Blucher
                                                                                               events. We hope to see you there!

  top honor                                    Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies in the
                                               Bush School. He has written or edited 19        ’72
  Furman University Music Professor
  Bingham Vick Jr. ’66 is the recipient        books on American politics and public           Kathy Ellison Coates, Jacksonville, is the
  of a 2004 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner           policy making, including his latest work,       owner of Smart Works Marketing and
  Award, the official South Carolina           On Deaf Ears: The Limits of the Bully Pulpit.   Communications. J. Barry Griswell, West
  Governor’s Award for the Arts.               He’s also editor of Presidential Studies        Des Moines, Iowa., leader of the Principal
    Vick received the award in the             Quarterly. Patricia Pergrem Thompson,           Financial Group, has been named to the
  “Individual” category, which
  recognizes outstanding achieve-
                                               Milton, Mass., teaches a combined first-,       Herman Miller Board of Directors. Presi-
  ment and contributions to the arts           second- and third-grade class at Bay Farm       dent of the Federation of Iowa Insurers and
  in South Carolina. It is also the            Montessori Academy in Duxbury.                  chair of the Greater Des Moines Partner-
  highest honor the state gives in the                                                         ship, he also serves on the board of the
  arts.                                        ’70                                             American Council of Life Insurers, the
    In his 34th year as director of the
                                               Gynell Stewart Sellards, DeLand, has            American Council for Capital Formation
  Furman Singers and a member of
  the Furman music faculty since               retired as principal of Osteen Elementary       and the Business Roundtable. In 2004, he
  1970, he teaches voice, conducting           School in Volusia County.                       received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for
  and choral methods. He is also                                                               outstanding contributions to American
  artistic director and conductor of           ’71                                             society and was named a Horatio Alger
  the Greenville Chorale, and recently         William Morgan Hay, Marshall, Texas, is         Association Distinguished American
  retired after 28 years’ service as the
  music director at Westminster
                                               vice president/CFO for Marshall Regional        Award winner in 2003. A member of the
  Presbyterian Church in Greenville.           Medical Center. Charles M. McKnight,            Iowa Business Hall of Fame, Griswell was
    Vick also received Furman’s                Asheville, N.C., was awarded one of 20          recognized with a Stetson University
  Meritorious Teacher Award in 1984.           national Sasakawa Fellowships from the          Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.
  In 2000, the state of South Carolina         American Association of State Colleges
  awarded him the Order of the
                                               and Universities (AASCU). An associate          ’73
  Palmetto in recognition of his
  outstanding leadership and contri-           professor of Music at the University of         Ann Draper Jenkins, Tallahassee, is a
  butions to the arts in the state.            North Carolina, he used the fellowship to       clinical coordinator for the Florida State
                                               attend a summer institute on the study of       University College of Medicine, Tallahassee
                                               modern Japan at San Diego State Univer-         regional campus. Ella McGill Kendrick,
Engineering/National Research Council.         sity. George Winston, Santa Cruz, Calif.,       Hollywood, is a financial supervisor for
She was associate executive director of the    pianist, performed a benefit concert in         Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
Commission on Engineering and Technical        January in Elizabeth Hall for Stetson           Deborah Plemmons Piper, Port Arthur,
Systems. Richard A. Colyer, Cumming,           University and the Neighborhood Center of       Texas, is a coordinator of graduate admis-
Ga., is president/CEO for RRA Inc.             West Volusia. He performed songs from his       sions for Lamar University in Beaumont.
(Resources and Residential Alternatives        CD, “Night Divides the Day – the Music of       Robert Archibald Webster, St. Paul,
Inc.) in Roswell. RRA provides adults with     the Doors,” as well as selections from his      Minn., is a principal attorney editor for
mental retardation or developmental            seasonally themed recordings, including         West A. Thomson Business in Eagan.
disabilities with support services they need   some R&B and stride piano.
(both residential and vocational) to lead
productive, fulfilling and happy lives.
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                                                                                              (Continued from p. 17)


     Weddings & Anniversaries
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                                                                                              Allen E. Enlow, Brooklyn, N.Y., has been
                                                                                              working as an actor in New York City. He
Susan Gehrke Courtney ’64 to Maxwell C.        Paul Michael Natale Jr. ’97 to Julie Anne      played Dr. Harry Winer in two episodes of
   Eliott, November 22, 2003.                     Rhoton, July 12, 2003.                      HBO’s The Sopranos in March and recently
Yvonne Thompson Chaplin ’66 to Tom             Jennifer Righi ’97 to Jonathan R.              did cartoon voices for the Swoozh Kidz on
   Myers, March 23, 2003.                         Williams ’99, May 17, 2003.                 Nickelodeon and I SPY on HBO. William
Douglas E. McFarland ’78 to Carla Jo           Heidi Ann Craft ’98 to Dahl H. Curry II,       T. Newsome III, Woodside, Calif., was
   Bruder, November 8, 2003.                      October 20, 2001.                           awarded a Dan David Prize for outstanding
                          Kathryn Rollison     Lori Ann Francis ’98 to Brad Kehler,           scientific, technological, cultural or social
                          Radtke ’83 to Jay       February 1, 2003.                           impact on our world. The prize awards $1
                          Linden, December     Katee Melisa Kramer ’98 to Kirk Cooper,        million each to three individuals or groups
                          26, 2002.               March 13, 2004.                             for outstanding achievement in one of
                          Christopher Ray      Sabrina Rose Lou ’98 to Christopher Robert     three time dimensions – past, present and
                          Lovett ’89 to           Mandese ’96, May 31, 2003.                  future. Newsome, Dr. Robert H. Wurtz and
                          Deanna White-        Payal Mathur ’98 to Warren Rasquinha,          Dr. Amiram Grinvald share the award for
                          head, September         February 22, 2004.                          the future dimension for having revolution-
                          20, 2003.            Shannon Campbell Patterson ’98 to              ized neurobiology. They showed that higher
                                                                                              mental processes can be analyzed in the
Kathryn & Jay Linden Laurie Ann                   Norberto Del Valle, November 22, 2003.
                          Valentine ’89 to     Vanessa Verena Schneider-Christians ’98 to     intact behaving primate in terms of
   Scott North, September 20, 2003.               Craig Arndt ’00, July 12, 2003.             individual nerve cells and cellular popula-
Patricia Diane Weyd ’89 to Hugh T. Knight,     Corinne Kimberly Clark                         tions. Newsome is a professor in the
   February 28, 2004.                             ’99 to Timothy Drake                        Department of Neurobiology at Stanford
Douglas Edward Clemmer ’91 to Kelly               Branz ’99, December                         University School of Medicine and an
   Suzanne Harris, June 24, 2000.                 21, 2003.                                   investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical
James Daniel Payer ’91 to Gail Jansen,         Laurie Sue Guenther ’99                        Institute.
   February 21, 2004.                             to Rainy Burris, March
Dianne Seithel ’91 to Todd Newman,                23, 2002.                                   ’75
   July 3, 2003.                               Christine Marie Nixon ’99 Corinne &            Joseph Cejka, Bakersfield, Calif., is leaving
Lauren Elyse Baker ’92 to Robert Murray,          to Jon Antal, July 13,    Timothy Branz     the parish ministry to return to his first
   June 26, 2001.                                 2002.                                       love, teaching. He will be an English
Christian A. Gibson ’93, to Toni Sue Taylor,   Elizabeth Lorraine Maresca ’00 to Matthew      teacher, debate coach and student club
   September 6, 2003.                             Fine, October 4, 2002.                      advisor at Stockdale High School. He also
Julie Melissa Pearson ’93 to Rondi V. Guess,   Marla Joan Hottle ’01 to Chadwick Hoey,        is serving a church as a part-time parish
   March 20, 2004.                                June 23, 2001.                              associate. Boyd M. Jones II, DeLand,
Tabitha Ann Seco ’93 to Tim Smith,             Nicole Helene Kirschner ’01 to Chad Lewis      served as organist for the Stetson Univer-
   December 19, 2003.                             Holwerda ’01, September 6, 2003.            sity Symphonic Band performance April 3
Nell Catherine Wender ’93 to Anthony S.        Erin Hope Medlin ’01 to Yuri Nicholas          in Elizabeth Hall. Deborah Lynne Kirner,
   Chase ’91, July 5, 2003.                       Brubach, May 25, 2003.                      Bothell, Wash., a staff software engineer for
David Augustus Alvin ’94 to Martha Fix,        Barbara Ellen Mitchell ’01 to Brock Rabon,     Siemens Medical Solutions, is working and
   July 12, 2003.                                 April 4, 2004.                              living in Erlangen, Germany, for 16 months.
Robert James Bebber ’94 to Kellie Diane        Peter Robert Ulanowicz ’01 to Jill             William H. Wright Jr., DeLand, is retiring
   Brooks, October 18, 2003.                      Magaletti, June 26, 2004.                   from the U.S. Air Force after 26 years of
Diane Kathleen Long ’94 to Chi Nguyen,         Beckie Nicole Boehm ’02 to Korey Moyer,        service. He and his wife, Mary Stout
   February 12, 2000.                             February 21, 2004.                          Wright ’74, are retiring to the family farm
Peter Joseph Matulis ’94 to Amy Kiesling,      Rachelle Susanne Dujon ’02 to Nolan            in DeLand.
   August 31, 2003.                               Ramsey ’02, February 21, 2004.
Lois Elizabeth Bass ’95 to Jason Sharpe,       Kristen Jean Lagor ’02 to Colin Sue-A-         ’76
   August 30, 2000.                               Quan ’01, May 8, 2004.                      Bruce D. Berkowitz, Arlington, Va.,
Shana Lynn Workman ’96 to Paul Kelley,         Nerissa Erin Lovell ’02 to William Johnson,    received a Distinguished Alumni Award
   April 24, 2004.                                December 28, 2001.                          March 23 at the Stetson University
Matthew James Brown ’97 to Nichole Hair,       Rachel Ann Friddle ’04 to Michael              Washington, D.C., Happy Birthday Florida!
   July 26, 2003.                                 Johnson, June 5, 2004.                      event. A research fellow at the Hoover
Jennifer Dawn McGrew ’97 to Thomas                                                            Institution at Stanford University, his work
   Kelly, June 21, 2003.                                                                      focuses on defense, intelligence and

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                                                  Jamerson Jr., Lynchburg, Va., is an associ-      the WCQS Public Radio Board of Direc-
                                                  ate vice president for investments at Legg       tors, treasurer and board member of the
                                                  Mason. Cynthia Lampert McAlister,                Asheville Symphony, board member of
                                                  Orland Park, Ill., is a vice president for the   Givens Estates and a member of the
                                                  Aadus Banc Corporation. Donald J.                Asheville Civitan Club.
                                                  McCullough, Washington, D.C., is the
                                                  music director for the Master Chorale of         ’82
                                                  Washington and conducted the Orff’s              Deborah Hanna Leoni, Tarquinia, Viterbo,
                                                  “Carmina Burana” concert at the Kennedy          Italy, has been living in Italy for the past 10
                                                  Center Concert Hall in November 2003.            years and has set up a foreign language
                                                  He also was the music director at the            school in Tarquinia. She is currently an
                                                  Christmas Candlelight Concerts at                English teacher. Katherine Ruiz
                                                  Kennedy Center Concert Hall last Decem-          McFarland, Hermitage, Tenn., is an IT
                                                  ber. Sharon Smythe Pinder, Waycross, Ga.,        manager for Deloitte. Margaret “Peggy”
                                                  is a teacher for the Ware County Board of        Pruett, Orange Park, is a music teacher at
                                                  Education.                                       Ridgeview Elementary School. She attained
Dr. T. Wayne Bailey (see story p. 2), professor                                                    the National Board for Professional Teacher
of Political Science, Nalda Sadler Carlson        ’80                                              Standards in November 2003 and was
’47, and Kerry Baetzman Nordman ’84,              Carol M. Anderson, Miami, has been               voted Teacher of the Year at Ridgeview
Stetson’s assistant director of marketing for
                                                  named managing director of the Daytona           Elementary. She has completed Level II of
the Athletics Department, mingle at the
Orlando Presidential Counsellor Event.
                                                  Beach Symphony Society. She has more             the Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Training and is
                                                  than 20 years experience in business,            working to complete her Level III training
technology policy. He currently serves as a       communications, sales, administration,           this summer in Rochester, N.Y.
senior consultant in the Office of the            fund raising, technical writing and teach-
Secretary of Defense. Carol Jean Byrd,            ing. Patrick M. Healy, Jacksonville, is          ’83
Fayetteville, Ga., is a vice president of         executive vice president of operations for       John Stephen Clark Jr., Eglin AFB, has
attestation engagements for Wesley                Continucare Corporation. With more than          been selected for a Secretary of Defense
Peachtree Group, CPA’s, in Atlanta.               15 years in health care management               Fellowship. He relinquished command of
                                                  experience, he has held senior management the 53rd Electronic Warfare Group, Eglin
’77                                               positions with Mayo Health Plan Inc.,            Air Force Base, Florida, in June. He will
Richard Darrell Koethe III, Fayetteville,         Cleveland Clinic Florida Health Plan and         spend the next year with Lockheed Martin
Ga., was transferred from the J2 Intelli-         Travelers Insurance Company. Derek S.            as part of the fellowship. Lynne Bazley
gence Directorate at U.S. Central Com-            Maul, Valrico, wrote a column entitled, “A       Dorman, Cheshire, Conn., is a financial
mand to the newly formed Military Intelli-        Season for Encouragement,” that appeared in representative for First Investors Corpora-
gence Readiness Command at Fort Gillem.           the Tampa Tribune. The piece was about his
                                                  wife Rebekah                                                                 (Continued p. 21)
He is assigned as the G3 operations officer
for the Command (a position that in               Alexander
civilian life equates to a chief operating        Maul, ‘78. G.
officer). Laurean S. Nardone, San                 Edward Towson
Anselmo, Calif., is a consultant for GE           II, Asheville,
Private Asset Management. Kenneth E.              N.C., has been
Persson, Leonia, N.J., won the N.J. State         elected to the
50’s Championship PlatformTennis and              University of
National Mixed 50’s Platform Tennis               North Carolina
Championships.                                    at Asheville
                                                  Foundation
’78                                               Board of Direc-
Douglas E. McFarland, Sammamish,                  tors for a three-
Wash., is a manager for Hitachi Consulting        year term.
in Seattle.                                       President of
                                                  Gould Killian
’79                                               CPA Group in
Russell Kim Bausch, Titusville, was               Asheville, he is
                                                                       Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Grady Ballenger (right)
awarded the annual trial attorney of the          an active            updates Stetson alumni Bill and Beverly Henderson Hiller ’61 on campus
year award from the Brevard County State          community            news at the Jacksonville Presidential Counsellor Event held at Epping
Attorney’s Office. Kenneth “Chip”                 member, chair of Forest last February. We’ll be back in the Jacksonville area early next
                                                                       year – please join us and help celebrate Stetson!

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                              2004 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD
The following recipients of the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award are outstanding representatives of the many
alumni whose achievements exemplify the quality of a Stetson University education and whose outstanding
achievements in their professions and lives have brought distinction and special recognition to their Alma Mater.

          Amy Horton ’77                                Carroll E. Lewis ’53                            William J. Schneider ’66
                 ATTORNEY                                                                                     SURGEON, VOLUNTEER



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                                                                BUSINESSMAN
           my Horton, a Washington, D.C.                   arroll E. Lewis, a businessman                      r. William J. Schneider shares his
           attorney, has worked in non-profit,             involved in numerous ventures,                       expertise in plastic surgery with
           governmental and private sectors                headed the Ocala-based SEMCO                        those in need around the world
of the law.                                      Division of Leggett & Platt Company of              and credits the habits he developed at
   She earned a degree in Psychology at          Missouri before his 2003 retirement.                Stetson with his movement into what he
Stetson, participating in the Debate Team,          A General Business major at Stetson, he          calls “deeply satisfying work.”
where she was a state finalist; and the          served as president of the student body,               Dr. Schneider graduated magna cum
Forensics Team, where she was a national         Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Junior         laude in Chemistry from Stetson. President
finalist. Fluent in Spanish, she also studied    Class. Active in Scabbard and Blade, a              of his freshman, sophomore and junior
at the University of Madrid and lived and        national military honor society for ROTC            classes, he headed the entire student body
                              worked in          cadet officers, he was also named an                as a senior. He was also president of the
                              Spain for two      Outstanding Senior and selected for                 Wesley Foundation, and a member of
                              years after                                         “Who’s Who         Omicron Delta Kappa, the Men’s Judiciary
                              graduation.                                         in American        Council and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
                              Before going to                                     Colleges and          He earned his M.D. degree from
                              law school, she                                     Universities.”     Vanderbilt University
                              worked as a                                            Now a           School of Medicine,
                              photo editor for                                    member of          then did further work at
several magazines, including Time, Vanity                                         the Stetson        the University of Florida
Fair, Forbes and Rolling Stone.                                                   University         and Emory University. A
   In 1992, she graduated summa cum                                               Board of           Diplomate of the
laude from the University of Miami School                                         Trustees, he       American Board of
of Law, where she was editor for research        is a Challenger Scholarship donor and               Plastic Surgery and a
and writing at the Law Review, held a full       Stetson Society member, and has estab-              Fellow of the American
scholarship, was a member of the Order of        lished annual and endowed scholarship               College of Surgeons, Dr. Schneider prac-
the Coif and named a Public Interest             funds to assist students who wish to attend         ticed plastic surgery for 23 years in Knox-
Fellow.                                          Stetson. He also is a generous supporter of         ville, Tenn., where he was chief of surgery
   She now serves as legal advisor to the        Stetson’s Gillespie Museum of Minerals. He          at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law,     feels his Stetson education contributed             and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
providing technical legal assistance on law      greatly to his success.                                President of the Knoxville Surgical
reform activities in developing countries,          In 1966, he began his career as a partner        Society, he also headed the Tennessee
including the Balkans, Central and Eastern       in the newly formed Southeastern Manu-              Society of Plastic and Reconstructive
Europe, and Honduras. Her governmental           facturing Company, or SEMCO, in Ocala.              Surgeons for two years. He and his wife, the
work includes serving as associate general       In 1973, he formed Florida Pak to produce           former Rebecca Phillips, a 1967 Stetson
counsel to the Peace Corps and as clerk to       a Dow Chemical-franchised packing                   graduate, have three grown sons. He spent
a judge on the Federal Court of Appeals for      material called ‘loose fill peanuts’ for fragile    several years on the board of directors of
the Fourth Circuit. In private practice, she     items. Both companies were sold to                  the American Cancer Society in Knox
engaged in multi-party complex litigation        Clairson International Corporation in 1985,         County and coached youth baseball for
and provided advice on regulatory compli-        but he continued as president of the                seven seasons.
ance at the law firm of Shea & Gardner.          packaging division. Four years later, he               In 1992, he began volunteering with
   Active in her community, she serves on        bought back SEMCO, which grew steadily              Interplast, a non-profit group providing free
the board of directors of CrisisLink of          until its sale in 1994 to Leggett & Platt           reconstructive plastic surgery in developing
Arlington, Va.; has volunteered with             Company of Missouri, a Fortune 500                  countries. Leaving private practice in 1999,
Habitat for Humanity and Everybody Wins,         company.                                            he now serves as Interplast’s chief medical
both in Washington, D.C.; and served as a           He is a past president of the Exchange           officer, planning and coordinating medical
counselor on women’s issues in Florida and       Club of Ocala and has served on several             services on three continents.
New York City.                                   committees of the Ocala Chamber of
                                                 Commerce. He is an avid outdoorsman and
                                                 scuba diver, as well as a licensed pilot.
20                                                                                                  ALUMNI NEWS-CUPOLA – STETSON UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                (Continued from p. 19)
                                                                                                tion in North Haven. Joseph T. O’Leary
                                                                                                Jr., North Grafton, Mass., was named
                                                                                                senior vice president and market leader of
                                                                                                Sovereign Bank’s corporate banking
                                                                                                development group based in Boston. He is
 Craig Crawford, ’78, JD ’81                    he also serves on the editorial board of
                                                                                                responsible for coordinating the bank’s
            JOURNALIST, ATTORNEY
                                                the International Journal of Intelligence and



J
                                                Counterintelligence.                            middle- and upper-middle-market business
    . Craig Crawford, a journalist and                                                          development activities in Massachusetts,
                                                   His books include The New Face of
    attorney whose broad background and                                                         Connecticut and New Hampshire. He also
                                                War (2003), Best Truth:
    wide political experience give depth to                                                     oversees the development of the sales
                                                Intelligence in the Information
   the analysis he provides regularly to                                                        culture for commercial and specialized
                                                Age (2000), and The Need to
several national news outlets, is a columnist                                                   lending in those markets, and manages the
                                                Know: Covert Action and
              for Congressional Quarterly in                                                    sales MIS system and special initiatives for
                                                American Democracy (1992).
              Washington, D.C. His non-                                                         the corporate banking division in New
                                                He writes frequently for the
             partisan column, “White House                                                      England.
                                                New York Times, Washington
             Trail Mix,” focused on the 2004
                                                Post, and Wall Street Journal,
             Presidential race and appeared                                                     ’84
                                                and is a contributing editor for the
             weekly in CQ Today, which                                                          Candace Hall Doughty, Kennesaw, Ga., is
                                                Foreign Policy Research Institute journal,
provides current news on legislative and                                                        a business manager for Kennesaw State
                                                Orbis.
public policy activities on Capitol Hill. He                                                    University.
                                                   Dr. Berkowitz earned degrees in both
also serves as a news analyst for MSNBC,
                                                Political Science and Psychology from
CNBC and “The Early Show” on CBS.                                                               ’85
                                                Stetson, and a master’s degree and
   From 1997 to 2003, he ran The Hotline, a                                                     William C. Bredbenner, Brandon, has
                                                doctorate from the University of
daily online political briefing published by                                                    joined Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Hudson,
                                                Rochester. He began his career at the
the National Journal Group. Previously he                                                       as director of development. He is respon-
                                                Central Intelligence Agency and served
covered law and politics for the Orlando                                                        sible for directing the agency’s $1.4 million
                                                on the staff of the Senate Select
Sentinel and was the newspaper’s Washing-                                                       annual fund development program in
                                                Committee on Intelligence.
ton bureau chief from 1989 to 1997. Before                                                      addition to a $3 million capital campaign to
                                                   He received an Eisenhower Fellowship
becoming a journalist, he worked on the                                                         build Hospice care centers in the Pasco
                                                from the Eisenhower Memorial
John Glenn presidential primary campaign                                                        County area. He is also the foundation
                                                Foundation in 1979, the Frederick
and the Walter Mondale/Geraldine Ferraro                                                        trustee for the Florida District of Kiwanis
                                                Thomas Fellowship from the retired
general election campaign.                                                                      International and the organization’s past
                                                diplomatic and consular officers’ group in
   He earned a degree in Political Science                                                      president and lieutenant governor. Addi-
                                                1980, and was a National Fellow at the
from Stetson and a law degree from                                                              tionally, he serves as council president and
                                                Hoover Institution from 1983-84. In
Stetson’s College of Law. As an under-                                                          member of Apostles Lutheran Church.
                                                1985-86, he was both an International
graduate, he worked in the White House                                                          Forrest ‘Lee’ Daniels III, Pleasantville,
                                                Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign
press office for President Jimmy Carter                                                         N.Y., is vice president, equity research, at
                                                Relations and a Visiting Fellow at the
while attending Stetson’s Washington                                                            Blaylock and Partners in New York. Alan I.
                                                Brookings Institution. In 2001-02, he
Semester program at American University.                                                        Gaylord, DeLand, is a chaplain for Hospice
                                                was the first Sherman Kent Scholar in
He practiced law in Orlando until 1984 and                                                      of Volusia/Flagler in Port Orange.
                                                Residence at the CIA’s Sherman Kent
remains a member of the Florida Bar.
                                                Center for Analysis.
                                                                                                ’86
       Bruce Berkowitz ’76                                                                      Stacey Martin Avrit, Smithfield, Va., is a
 NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT, AUTHOR                                                               senior international tax accountant for



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         r. Bruce Berkowitz, an expert in                                                       Exxon Mobil Corporation. Timothy Quinn
           national security affairs and the                                                    DeSantis, Miami, is an assistant professor
          impact of technology on politics                                                      of clinical OB/GYN at the University of
and policy, serves as a research fellow at
Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
                                                    Stetson                                     Miami. Stephen M. Richards, El Paso,
                                                                                                Texas, is an instructor for the U.S. Army at

                                                  Weekend 2005
He has been a consultant to the Depart-                                                         Fort Bliss. Carl Milton Roeder, Safety
ment of Defense and the intelligence                                                            Harbor, was Wells Fargo’s top commercial
community, and frequently lectures on                                                           real estate lender for the eastern coast of


                                                     April 1-3
national security issues at the National                                                        the United States and was honored with
Defense University. A member of the                                                             the bank’s “Golden Spoke” award. Helena
Council on Foreign Relations since 1990,                                                                                   (Continued p. 23)
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                                                NEW HATTERS
                                               Joanne Rundle Gordon ’91 and husband          Shannon Bernhardt Baughn ’96 and
                                                  Robert, twin girls Kailee Mackenzie and       husband Craig, a daughter Trinity
                                                  Cassidy Cecilia, July 23, 2003.               Kathryn, February 17, 2002.
                                               Dianna Seithel Newman ’91 and husband         Cathy Howe Glass ’96 and husband Rod, a
                                                  Todd, a son Eathan Patrick,                   son Rodney Allen Glass Jr., February 25,
                                                  November 17, 2003.                            1996, and a son Ritchie Lee,
                                               Brian David Ray ’91 and wife Shannon, a          November 15, 2000.
                                                  son David Q., March 29, 2004.              Ryan William Gladieux ’97 and wife
                                               Karen Cerasa Dotson ’92 and husband Eric,        Brittany, a son Mason Ryan, March 20,
                                                  twin sons Alexander John and Colin            2004.
                                                  Donald, September 20, 2003.                Heidi Craft Curry ’98 and husband Dahl
Mary Ann Unrein Skibbe ’84 and husband         Yvonne Sanchez Englund ’92 and husband           ’99, a son Trevor J., August 21, 2003.
   Joel, a son Joel Daniel Jr., December 19,      Paul, a son Benjamin Camp, July 1,         Melissa This Hufford ’98 and husband
   2002.                                          2003.                                         Matthew, a daughter Emma Brianne,
Shannon Ajluni Cupp ’85 and husband            Jennifer Meier McCarthy ’92 and husband          September 27, 2003.
   Casey, a daughter Elizabeth Kathryn,           Blane ’92, a son Jonah Brendan,            Jo Ann Kissel ’98 and husband Eric ’98, a
   April 22, 2001, and a daughter Kyra            December 5, 2002.                             son Ryan Joseph, April 27, 2004.
   Mae, October 26, 2002.                      Jody Felson Murphy ’92 and husband            Lara Thompson Lee ’98 and husband,
Christine Madden Viegas ’86 and husband           Graham, a daughter Emily Morgan,              Gregory ’96, a son Parker Davidson,
   Godfrey, a daughter Adrianna Isabella,         August 4, 2003.                               February 9, 2004.
   May 17, 2003. They also have two other      Jennifer McLean Stadelmeyer ’92 and           Cheryl L. Patton-Serrano ’98 and husband
   daughters Victoria Louise, July 4, 1994,       husband William, a son Noah William,          Eli II ’99, a son Eli Samuel III, May 1,
   and Alexandria Christine, October 20,          September 1, 2001.                            2003.
   1997, and son Tristan Charles,              Charles Ernest Wright ’93 and wife Lisa, a    Kristin Henschel Woolard ’98 and husband
   September 18, 2001.                            daughter Sydney McCoy, October 17,            David, a son Wesley Livingston, Decem-
Holly Forman-Kavanagh ’87 and husband             2003.                                         ber 7, 2003.
   Michael, a son Conor James,                 Tricia Wentzel Ballingall ’94 and husband     Robin Caldwell Bradley ’99 and husband
   December 6, 2002.                              William, a son Connor Joshua,                 Devin Bruce ’99, a son Robert Payne,
Brian Keith McCormick ’88 and wife Kelly,         September 10, 2003.                           June 13, 2003.
   a daughter Lauren Elizabeth, December       Diane Long Nguyen ’94 and husband Chi, a      Tiffany Kechler Liashek ’99 and husband
   26, 2000.                                      daughter Lauren Elizabeth, March 4,           Peter ’00, a son Peter James Jr., Septem-
Laura Janeczko Garguilo ’89, and husband          2002.                                         ber 2, 2003.
   Michael, ’89, a son Eric Michael, June 2,   Sharon Sturgis Tonjes ’94 and husband         Courtney Parnell Whittaker ’99 and
   2003.                                          Stephen, an adopted newborn son Isaac         husband Andrew ’97, a daughter
Deborah Eileen Sledge ’89 and husband             Stephen, May 7, 2002, with the adop-          Caroline Dole, May 13, 2004.
   Larry, a son Garrett Lawrence,                 tion finalized on June 6, 2002.            Jeannie Elledge Collins ’00 and husband
   February 13, 2004.                          Katherine Zaner Williams ’94 and husband         Ashley ’99, a daughter Hayden Grace,
Heather McDonald Kolinsky ’90 and                 James, a son Matthew Miller, May 22,          December 1, 2002.
   husband Paul, a son Luke James, July 18,       2003.
   2003.                                       Steven W. Zachem ’94 and wife Paula, a        Grandchildren:
Donna Smith McCalman ’90 and husband              son Robert Charles, January 25, 2004.      Diane Bethea Steele ’65 and husband
   Mark, a son Micah Graham, January 7,        Lois Bass Sharpe ’95, and husband Jason, a      Kenneth ’66, a grandson Timothy Brian
   2004.                                          daughter McKenzi, November 25, 2001,         Steele, December 7, 2001.
Amanda Keiper Buel ’91 and husband                and a daughter Kaci, April 19, 2003.       Deborah Plemmons Piper ’73 and husband
   Rudy, a son Alexander Charles, July 31,     Kelli Morgan Sipprell ’95 and husband           Jim, a grandson Alexander James Piper,
   2003.                                          Steven, a daughter Morgan Anne,              December 19, 1999, and a grandson
Douglas Edward Clemmer ’91 and wife               May 27, 2003.                                Sydney Nance Piper, November 18,
   Kelly, a son Ethan Douglas, April 10,       Christopher Lee Balmer ’96 and wife             2003.
   2004.                                          Shannon, twins—a son Cole Christo-
Carolyn Nordman Giamportone ’91 and               pher and a daughter Shelby Catherine,
   husband Ross, a son Sean Ross,                 February 11, 2003.
   December 9, 2003.

22                                                                                          ALUMNI NEWS-CUPOLA – STETSON UNIVERSITY
(Continued from p. 21)                        She will serve as a senior leader for commu-    ’90
M. Strauch, Dayton, Ohio, is an account       nity and civic activities in these counties,    Heather McDonald Kolinsky, Orlando, is
executive for WCH Marketing. Kelly S.         and will continue in her position as a          an attorney with the law offices of Steven
Teets, Loxahatchee, is a replenishment        commercial banking client manager.              M. Fahlgren. Brian Patrick Nolan,
manager for A. Duda & Sons Inc. in            Alonzo Williams III, Jacksonville, teaches      Redmond, Wash., was deployed to Iraq
Wellington.                                   choir at Mandarin High School.                  with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
                                                                                              and has recently returned to the U.S.
’87                                           ’89
Suzanne Eileen Forbes, Daytona Beach,         Carson Melvin Baker, Brooklyn, N.Y., a          ’91
recently attended the American Institute of   former voice student at Stetson University,     Kevin Sean Brevik, Plant City, is a teacher
Central Public Accountants (AICPA)/           is self-employed as a performing artist.        with the Hillsborough County Schools in
Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing         David Lee Finkle, DeLand, a language arts       Lithia. He is also a bi-vocational singles
International (CAM-I) Management              teacher at Southwestern Middle School,          minister at First Baptist Church of Plant
Advanced Practices Symposium. She is a        was one of 67 nominees for 2004 Volusia         City. John Howard Dickson, Tallahassee,
member of the American Institute of           County Schools Teacher of the Year.             is a governmental analyst in the Executive
Certified Public Accountants, Florida         Michael S. Foster, Marlborough, Mass., is       Office of the Governor in Tallahassee.
Institute of Certified Public Accountants,    dean of residential life for Hillside School.   Dawn N. Farmer, Port Orange, is a
Government Finance Officers’ Association      Michael A. Garguilo, The Woodlands,             kindergarten teacher at Samsula Elemen-
and Florida Government Finance Officers’      Texas, is president and chief operating         tary School and was nominated for Volusia
Association, and serves on the Stetson        officer for Brown & Brown Inc. He has           County Schools Teacher of the Year. Jeffrey
University School of Business Accounting      three children, Eric (1), Alissa (5) and        Scott Love, Cumming, Ga., is a director of
and Information Systems Advisory Board.       Daniel (2 l/2). Christopher Ray Lovett,         sales for the NCR Corporation in Duluth.
Melinda Abigail Kennedy, Pompano              Apopka, works in sales training for             Holly Ann Mier, Deerfield Beach, is a
Beach, is the owner of Canadian Medical       Gehegan & Associates in San Diego, Calif.       financial institutions marketing manager for
Services in Fort Lauderdale. Renee                                                            InterFirst division of ABN AMRO in
Deborah Lean, Greenville, S.C., is a sales                                                    Sunrise. James Daniel Payer, Surfside, is a
and marketing representative for the South                                                                               (Continued p. 24)
Carolina Education Lottery. Jeffrey Hall
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(Continued from p. 23)                                                                           ’95
senior partner for Payer and Twombly, P .A.,           Online Giving                             Catherine Hileman Boucher, Brandon, is
in Miami. Anne-Marie Salamone, Parma,                      _________                             a branch manager for Premier Mortgage
Ohio, is a manager of accounting controls                                                        Funding Inc. Jane Erin Fleming, Philadel-
                                                   Alumni and friends may now
for the Cole National Corporation in                                                             phia, Pa., has joined The Young Democrats
                                                  make a gift to Stetson University
Twinsburg. Scott Edward Snedeker,                                                                of America as executive director. She has a
                                                        online. Please visit
Wilson, N.C., is an operational risk analyst                                                     broad range of experience in political,
for BB&T. Ricardo Rafael Torres, Alexan-           www.stetson.edu/give                          nonprofit and corporate fields. She also is
dria, Va., resigned his commission in 2003                                                       continuing to help with the Young Voter
                                                   to support Stetson through a
after spending 12 years in the U.S. Army.                                                        Alliance. Holly Elizabeth Ingram, Austin,
                                                    personal contribution. Our
He has graduated from the FBI Academy                                                            Texas, is a school counselor for the Austin
                                                   online gift form is easy to use
and is working in Philadelphia, Pa.                                                              Independent School District. John
                                                      and completely secure.
                                                                                                 Theodore Mueller, Newnan, Ga., is a
’92                                                                                              financial advisor for Bank of America in
Rachel Hoffman Beck, San Antonio,                                                                Atlanta. Lois Bass Sharpe, Winter Haven,
Texas, is doing advanced medical training      Elementary, was nominated for Volusia             and her husband are both helicopter pilots
in cardiology. Yvonne Sanchez Englund,         County Schools Outstanding Teacher of             who were stationed in Tikrit, Iraq.
Hollywood, is the development manager for      the Year Award. Brian Michael Motycka,
Sheridan House Family Ministries in Fort       Jacksonville, is a specialty territory manager    ’96
Lauderdale. Denise Karachuk Feikema,           for Sanofi Synthelabo. Claudia Phillips           John Tolbert Baucom, Daytona Beach, is a
Windham, Conn., is working on her              Pamperin, Indian Trail, N.C., is an attorney      district supervisor for Middleton Lawn and
doctoral degree in English at the University   for The Pamperin Law Firm. Michele Lee            Pest Control in South Daytona. Glenda
of Connecticut in Storrs. Sherry Gibson,       Taylor Torres, Alexandria, Va., graduated         Charak Daughtery, Lakeland, is an
West Palm Beach, received her doctorate in     from George Washington University Law             application specialist for SunGard HTE Inc.
leadership education from Barry University     School with highest honors in 2003 and            in Lake Mary. Stephanie Lynn Friese,
in Miami in May 2003. She is a district-       joined Wilmer Cutler Pickering, LLP in            Atlanta, Ga., is managing partner of the
level administrator with the Palm Beach        Washington, D.C., as an associate. As a           Friese Law Firm. She received the 2002
County School District. Jody Felson            member of the firm’s Securities Practice          New Member of the Year Award from
Murphy, Orlando, owns a marketing              Group, she advises public companies and           Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
company, Barnett & Murphy Inc., which          individuals regarding compliance with             in Atlanta. Sharon Perkins Full, Poland,
opened in January 2003. Lauren Baker           federal securities laws. She also has             Ohio, received her MFA degree in Writing
Murray, Evans, Colo., is an instructor of      represented clients in enforcement inquiries      from Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.,
oboe at the University of Northern Colo-       before the Securities and Exchange                in October 2003. Cathy Howe Glass,
rado. She and her husband Rob, a trumpet       Commission.                                       McAlpin, is a sales director for Pampered
professor, will perform recitals throughout                                                      Chef. Gregory Davidson Lee, Orlando, is
the U.S. as a duo called Harmonie del Sur.     ’94                                               general manager of land acquisition and
Jennifer McLean Stadelmeyer, Miami, is a       David Augustus Alvin, Minot, N.C., is an          development for Jordan Edventures, LLC,
music teacher for the Miami-Dade County        office manager for Fast Cash. John Robert         Winter Springs. Nancy Pingree-Pahel,
Public Schools.                                Murphy, Crofton, Md., is president of             Durham, N.C., is a study coordinator/senior
                                               Summit Abstracts Inc. in Upper Marlboro           data technician at Duke University in the
’93                                            and president of Abstract Associates Inc. in      Department of Medicine, Center for Aging.
Christopher John Ferguson, Houston,            Upper Marlboro and Annapolis. Michael             James Timothy Rybinski, DeLand, is a
Texas, is an assistant professor of Psychol-   Earl Sabine, McDonough, Ga., is a division        chiropractor/clinic director for DeLand
ogy at the University of Wisconsin,            director for human and community services         Chiropractic. He graduated with a Doctor
Whitewater. He received his doctorate in       for Henry County government. Noreen               of Chiropractic degree in September 2001
Clinical Psychology from UCF. Daniel Yorel     Seacrist Stuart, Edgewater, is a certified        from Life University in Marietta, Ga. Kim
Glunt, San Francisco, Calif., is CEO of Fort   Feng Shui instructor and a lecturer. Sharon       Marie Whitaker, Hollywood, is a graduate
Point Insurance, a company he founded          Sturgis Tonjes, DeLand, is a weekend              student at Florida Atlantic University
and launched in August 2003. Michael           supervisor for the Stetson University Music       working on her master’s degree in Educa-
Shawn Lewis, New York City, actor,             Library. Rebecca Eskolin Vignau, Miami,           tion.
performed in the Seaside Music Theatre         is a music teacher for Dade County Public
production of “Oklahoma” in June 2003 as       Schools. George Brian Waller, Lakeland, is        ’97
“Curly.” He earned his master’s degree in      president of Waller Construction Inc.             Anastasia M. Picras-Bergen, Jacksonville,
music at the New England Conservatory          Katherine Zaner Williams, Anderson,               is a statistician for Vistakon, J&J. James G.
after studying opera at Stetson University.    S.C., is a director of career events for          Vickaryous, Sanford, is a lawyer for James
Lisa Neitzey Mellinger, Port Orange, a         Clemson University and works part-time for        G. Vickaryous, P   .A., in Lake Mary.
third-grade teacher for Spruce Creek           her husband, Jamie.
24                                                                                              ALUMNI NEWS-CUPOLA – STETSON UNIVERSITY
Vanessa Francoise Carbone, Boca Raton,           for Morgan Marshall Inc. in Chicago             American Cancer Society, Volusia/Flagler
is a senior accountant, international, for       Heights. Jason Deran Paulk, Norman,             Area in Daytona Beach. Sharon P.
Implant Innovations Inc. in Palm Beach           Okla., is a graduate fellow at the University   Fourakre, Ocala, has her own business,
Gardens. Erin Hinkle Davis, Orlando,             of Oklahoma.                                             .              .A.
                                                                                                 Sharon P Fourakre, C.P Melissa This
participated in the 2003 Real World Panel                                                        Hufford, Sanford, is an accounting
Networking Event at Stetson. She dis-            ’98                                             assistant for Patrick M. Burns, CPA, PA.
cussed her job-search and grad school            Akel Karim Akel, Wauwatosa, Wis., is a          Lori Francis Kehler, Nashville, Tenn., is an
success and failures. Sean Christopher           manager of finance for GE Healthcare in         optometrist at Vanderbilt University,
Dunn, Tavares, is a broker/owner of Dunn         Milwaukee. Jean Bonnici Allender,               Department of Ophthalmology. David
Realty Inc. Kristy Miller Forare, DeLand,        Oviedo, was inducted into Stetson               Irwin LaRocque, Manchester, Conn., is an
is a therapist for The House Next Door.          University’s Sports Hall of Fame during         information specialist for EDS (Electronic
Jennifer McGrew Kelly, Atlanta, Ga., is an       Stetson Weekend 2004. Vanessa                   Data Systems) in Hartford. Sabrina Lou
account executive for Eric Mower and             Schneider-Christians Arndt, Lutz, is a          Mandese, Largo, is a DBA/web developer
Associates. Holly Kristen Keris, Jackson-        senior accountant-research for Moffitt          for duPont Registry in St. Petersburg.
ville, is an assistant curator for The           Cancer Center. Robert George Bedford,           Patrick Andrew Meko, St. Louis, Mo.,
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.                Tucson, Ariz., successfully defended his        completed his first year of studies at
Darby Shands Lane, Marietta, Ga., is a           dissertation last fall at the University of     Washington University’s School of Medi-
controller for Abrams Industries (ABRI) in       Arizona in Tucson and now has his Ph.D.         cine. Nathan Michael Miller, Indianapolis,
Atlanta. Robert Albert Mervine, Eugene,          Katee Kramer Cooper, Orlando, is a              Ind., passed the Indiana Bar exam and is an
Ore., returned to Florida in August 2003,        corporate recruiter for the Kirchman            associate attorney at Miller Muller
to run the North County Aquatic Center           Corporation in Altamonte Springs. Daniel        Mendelson & Kennedy. In January, he
near Sebastian. He will take over Indian         Evan Davis, Orlando, participated in the        began writing a monthly sports column for
River County’s $1.8 million pool complex –       2003 Real World Panel Networking Event          Indy Men’s Magazine. Kevin Ronald
an Olympic-size competition pool and a           at Stetson. Following the panel discussion,     Nicholson, Vancouver, BC, was inducted
7,000-square-foot family activity pool – in      an informal networking event was held.          into Stetson University’s Sports Hall of
North County Regional Park. Paul Michael         Shannon Patterson Del Valle, Edgewater,         Fame during Stetson Weekend 2004. Payal
Natale Jr., Chicago, Ill., is a senior planner   is a community representative for the           Mathur Rasquinha, Naples, is an attorney
                                                                                                 with Greenberg Traurig.




                              In Memoriam
                                                                                                                            (Continued p. 29)




                     ’20s                               Damaris (Dee) H. Rutledge ’47                   Carol Burnette Wahlstad ’60
        Dorothy Douglass Dickey ’24                     Marguerite Thomas Coats ’48                     Marjorie McGregor Miller ’61
                                                            Nathaniel J. Orr ’48                         Yvonne Wilby Liming ’64
                     ’30s                                    Warren B. Wall ’48                         Myrna Blanton L’Heureux ’64
 Clara-Louise Robertson Keech Yancey ’30                  Herbert Lee Weller Sr. ’48                     Jay Walton McGaffin ’64
        Lela Brown Brennecke ’31                          William D. Geer ’49, ’50                      William Lawrence Cypress ’65
           David B. Legters ’31                                                                         Lawrence S. Hartsfield II ’65
        Elizabeth West Clifton ’36                                    ’50s                                   Jane Byerts Jones ’69
        Elizabeth Stover Keith ’36                        Ronald Philip Mathews ’50
         Evelyn Cox Phenicie ’38                            Edward M. Straner ’50                                     ’70s
                                                             Harry C. Panos Jr. ’51                        John Patrick Grierson ’70
                     ’40s                                 Clarence B. Hughes Jr. ’52                        Patty Hamilton Lee ’75
         J. Winfield Ackerman ’41                              John N. Sims ’52                               Logan E. Owen ’79
        William McClure Davis ’41                         Joanne Reeves Thames ’52                            Richard Patino ’79
           Jesse Lester Greene ’41                       Suzanne Katherine Blow ’53
          Charles O. Kummer ’41                              Joy Lewis Winans ’53                                     ’80s
        Virginia Trieste Roche ’41                            James L. Young ’54                           James Duncan Boyd ’80
       Mary Lou Brandon Christie ’42                     Edna Higginbotham Todd ’57                      Barbara Saudo Yarrington ’85
         Mary Smith Lancaster ’43                         Suzanne Webster Wise ’57                        Russell Lee Benuche II ’86
           Rosamond A. Pope ’44                              Marion W. Avary ’58                            Libby Threlkel Ray ’88
        Mildred Cosson Dixon ’45
       Lillian McClement Kelley ’45
                                                           George W. Palmer Sr. ’59                                   ’90s
         Emily West Mondrach ’45                                      ’60s                                Matthew Philippe Dwiel ’93
            Francis E. Rowell ’46                             Jon S. McKibben ’60
           Miriam L. Ragsdale ’47                          Virginia Walker Taylor ’60
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WEEKEND

2004
     April 2-4




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Reunion
Giving
 Highlights
Outgoing Alumni
Association
President                                                             Greek Legacy Cup Results
Michael Fronk                                                         Congratulations to Alpha Xi Delta and Pi Kappa
presents the                                                          Phi, photos above, who won this year’s Greek
Stetson Society                                                       Legacy Cup at Stetson Weekend. The Greek
check totaling                                                        Legacy Cup is awarded to the sorority and frater-
$410,000 to                                                           nity that have the highest alumni gift participation
President Lee,                                                        by Stetson Weekend. Remember—gifts of all
representing                                                          sizes help increase your fraternity or sorority’s
future estate gifts                                                   chance of winning the coveted Legacy Cup. Make
from the reunion                                                      your gift today, and your sorority or fraternity
classes of 1954                                                       could win at Stetson Weekend 2005, April 1-3.
and 1979.




Kudos also go to the Class of 1979, above, that won the award
for the most dollars raised—totaling almost $45,000.
Congratulations!




                                                                Congratulations to the Class of 1954 that received
                                                                awards for highest alumni gift participation and most
                                                                class members returning for Stetson Weekend.

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(Continued from p. 25)                         Loyola University Law School in New           Stetson Weekend 2004. Amanda Jean
’99                                            Orleans in 2002 and her LL.M. degree in       Sharkey, Miami, is an associate attorney
Christine Nixon Antal, Dunedin, is a           Environmental law from George Washing-        with Hightower, Weiser & Pozo, P  .A. She
teacher at Belcher Elementary School.          ton Law School in Washington, D.C.            received her Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude,
W. Marie Bacon Appling, Tallahassee, was       recently. She attended George Washington      from the University of Miami School of
accepted into Florida State University’s       Law School on the Randolph C. Shaw            Law in May 2002. Jonathan R. Williams,
Information Studies graduate program. She      Fellowship and worked as a research           Tampa, is an IT manager for
is on the Master’s Degree-Media Specialist     assistant for the director of the environ-    PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Keith Alfred
Combination track. Tarah Nicole                mental law program. She is currently          Wood, Palm City, is a state lobbyist for the
Ausburn, Phoenix, Ariz., is a teacher for      working at the Environmental Protection       National Rifle Association. He received his
the Roosevelt School District. Laurie          Agency in the Office of Planning, Policy      J.D. from the Florida State University
Guenther Burris, Jacksonville, is a physical   Analysis and Communication. Kimberly          College of Law.
therapist for Avante in Jacksonville Beach.    Jane Hutcherson, Pierson, is a third-grade
She received her Master of Physical            teacher at Seville Public School who was      ’00
Therapy degree from the University of St.      nominated for Volusia County Schools          Rachel Lucia DiCaro, Winter Park,
Augustine in September 2001 and her            Teacher of the Year Award. Stephanie          Margaret Painter Godwin, Ovideo, and
Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in        Lynn Miller, Fort Pierce, is an accounting    Lauren Michelle Goodman, Jacksonville,
January 2002. Ashley Benton Collins,           manager at Harbor Federal Savings Bank.       participated in the 2003 Real World Panel
Jacksonville, has started Collins Builders,    Jennifer Nicole Novarro, Palm Harbor, is      Networking Event at Stetson, discussing
LLC, after more than three years of            an eligibility specialist for MedAssist in    their job search and graduate school
working in the home building business          Largo. Kristen Blanchfield Raymond,           success and failures. Sarah Elizabeth
industry. He is the CEO of the Jacksonville-   DeLand, is a varying exceptionalities         Evanson, Lake Mary, is a language arts
based residential home building company.       teacher at Woodward Avenue Elementary,        teacher at Galaxy Middle School and was
Jerra Dee Fortner, Charlotte, N.C. was         and was nominated for Volusia County          nominated for Volusia County Schools
promoted to assistant vice president for       Schools Teacher of the Year Award.            Teacher of the Year. Elizabeth Maresca
Wachovia Securities Inc. in the Capital        Maureen Modarres Rhoads, Ormond               Fine, New Port Richey, is relocating to
Finance division. Christopher Allen            Beach, and Kristy Leigh Thomson,              Hampton Roads, Va., to teach elementary
Griffin, Edgewood, Ky., has                    Tampa, participated in the 2003 Real World    school music. Michael Poole Mannino,
joined the firm of Graydon                     Panel Networking Event at Stetson. Tracey     Clearwater, is the president of M&P Sports
Head & Ritchey, LLP in ,                       Jean Robinson, Coconut Creek, is a            Corporation. Charisse Marie Rosier,
the Cincinnati office as an                    marketing relationships coordinator for       Austin, Texas, is a project engineer for
associate in the commercial                    Immuno Laboratories in Fort Lauderdale.       International Sematech Manufacturing
real estate client service                     Jennifer Carole Ross, Fernandina Beach, is    Initiative. Erin Patricia Scarbeau, Arling-
department. He recently                        a financial center manager for BB&T. She      ton, Va., is an executive assistant for the
finished a clerkship with      Griffin         is a member of the Jacksonville Symphony      Alliance for Justice in Washington, D.C.
Chief Judge Elizabeth A.                       Chorus and a past member of the Amelia
Kovachevich at the U.S. District Court in      Island Chorale Inc. Eli Samuel Serrano II,    ’01
Tampa. Autumn Snyder Harrell, Arling-          Woodbridge, Va., was inducted into Stetson    Amy Michelle Barton, Cape Coral, and
ton, Va., received her Juris Doctorate from    University’s Sports Hall of Fame during       John Politano, Port Orange, participated in
                                                                                             the 2003 Real World Panel Networking
                                                                                             Event at Stetson. Charles Everette Beale
                                                              Young Alumni                   Jr., Dublin, Ga., was inducted into Stetson
                                                                                             University’s Sports Hall of Fame during
                                                              Events
                                                                                             Stetson Weekend 2004. Alyson Conway
                                                              Stetson graduates from the     Clemens, Wellington, is a sales manager for
                                                              last 15 years enjoy the        Burdines. Michelle Linn Couch, Palm Bay,
                                                              opportunity to connect and     is a music teacher for Covenant Christian
                                                              network with other recent      School. Glenn Austin Green, Kennedy
                                                              graduates at young alumni
                                                                                             Town, Hong Kong, is a sales executive for
                                                              events throughout the year.
                                                              Pictured are Susie Germer      Speed Fair Co. Ltd. in Causeway Bay.
                                                              ‘00, Aaron Anderson ‘02,       Marla Hottle Hoey, Leesburg, is a band
                                                              MACC ’03, Jack White ‘01,      director at Oak Park Middle School.
                                                              Michelle Dietze ‘03, Kim-      Matthew Nicholas Katsolis, Flagler Beach,
                                                              berly Bruno Dillon ‘92 and
                                                                                             is a partner/production manager for
                                                              Kelly Robbins White ‘03 at a
                                                              young alumni event held at
                                                                                             Sharkinetics Multi-Media Studio. In 2004,
                                                              the Daytona Ale House.         Sharkinetics released its first full-length

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                                               Nerissa Lovell Johnson, Tampa, is a               Patrick Robins, Winter Springs, a trom-
                                               graphic designer for SCI-INFO. Kendra             bonist, performed Alexandre Gilmant’s
                                               Lynn Koivu, Merritt Island, received a            “Morceau symphonique” at the Stetson
                                               fellowship from Northwestern University in        University Symphonic Band performance in
                                               Chicago to complete a doctorate in                Elizabeth Hall in April. Jared Alexander
                                               Political Science. Kristen Jean Lagor,            Rose, New Port Richey, recently graduated
                                               Tampa, is a medical student at the Univer-        from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training
                                               sity of South Florida College of Medicine.        Center in Cape May, N.J. Lauren Cullivan
                                               Beckie Boehm Moyer, DeLand, is a                  Steiert, Poinciana, is a writing resource
                                               computer programmer for NASCAR in                 specialist at
                                               Daytona Beach. Gabriela Nudelman,                 Kissimmee
Graduating Senior Cookout
                                               Coral Springs, was accepted in the master         Elementary
The Alumni Relations office welcomed all       of science program in Nutrition at Boston         School. She was
graduating students at its annual cookout      University and will begin classes in the fall.    awarded the
behind the Meadows Alumni House on             Justin Eugene Parnell, Atlanta, Ga., is an        Disney
reading day this year. Members of the class    MBA student at Emory University’s                 Teacheriffic Award
of 2004, pictured here—Kate Love, Greg
                                               Goizueta Business School. He is working           in 2003, for
LeFils, Valerie Fischer, Jamie Collyer and
Beth Reddish—enjoyed dinner from Brian’s       this summer at Unilever in Englewood              leadership and
                                                                                                                       Steiert and Mickey
Bar-B-Q and music provided by DJ Nguyen-       Cliffs, N.J., as a brand manager for              excellence in
Vu Dinh ’06.                                   Hellman’s (dressings segment) brand.              education, and the Special Judges’ Award
                                               Robert Morgan Pile, Tampa, is a managing          for her implementation of a school-wide
movie sponsored by the Eastern Surfing         partner for Redhead Financial Group.              student publishing project. She is a Na-
Association and Surfing Magazine. Kendra       Rachelle Dujon Ramsey, Altamonte                  tional Board Certified Teacher in English.
Legendre, Edgewater, is a biology and          Springs, is an administrative assistant for       Kathryn Shelby Taylor, DeLand, is an
drama teacher at New Smyrna Beach High         Berman, Hopkins & Moss, CPA, LLC in               exercise specialist for the County of Volusia.
School. Edward George Nabhan,                  Winter Park. Jessica Anne Stineman,               Andrew O’Brien Vogel, Greenville, S.C., is
Princeton, N.J., received a Master of          Sanford, is a corporate account representa-       a technical recruiter for Aerotek Inc.
Divinity degree from Princeton Theological     tive for CareerBuilder in Lake Mary. Carlos
Seminary in May. He has accepted a             Alberto Velez, Cincinnati, Ohio, is               ’04
position with Fun Depot Inc. in Lake           pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree        Rachel Friddle Johnson, Honesa Path,
Worth. Christopher James Nestle,               in Composition at the University of               S.C., plans to begin medical school at
Orlando, is a national event team adjuster     Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.         Northwestern University in August 2004.
for Allstate Insurance. Michael Allen          Benjamin James Warner, New York City, is
Philyaw, Marathon, is a music teacher at       a mortgage broker for the Morgan Funding
the Stanley Switlik School. Charles Louis      Corporation. Wesley Lynch Whatley, New
Sano, Coral Gables, is an assistant director   York City, is a creative coordinator for
of development, athletics, at the University
of Miami. Peter Robert Ulanowicz, Boca
                                               Macy’s annual events. The company puts
                                               on the Fourth of July fireworks for New
                                                                                                    ContaCt the
Raton, received his Juris Doctorate at St.
Thomas University in Miami in May.
                                               York City and the Macy’s Thanksgiving
                                               Day Parade.
                                                                                                      alumni
’02                                            ’03
                                                                                                     Relations
Ashley Brooke Abbott, Winter Park, is a
student at the University of Central
                                               Samuel Allen Bruning, Port St. Lucie, is
                                               an account administrator for Wachovia
                                                                                                       offiCe
Florida. Joseph Frank Ancona Jr., Sanford,     Securities in Palm Beach Gardens. Annette
is a systems analyst for Convergys in Lake     Elizabeth Filliat, Alpharetta, Ga., is a           Call:    386-822-7480
Mary. John Patrick Anderson, DeLand,           media analyst for The Home Depot for
works in management for Magnolia               Newspaper Services of America in                   Fax:     386-822-7484
Enterprise. Elizabeth Morgan Dehnart,          Marietta. Jennifer Leigh Lassoff, Orlando,
Boston, Mass, is a credentialing and grand     is a sales and marketing coordinator for           E-mail: alumni@stetson.edu
rounds coordinator for the Boston Medical      America’s First Home in Altamonte
Center. Michael Corey Green,                   Springs. Lauren Taylor Nemets, Miami, is           Write: Unit 8257
Harrisonburg, Va., is a laboratory techni-     a development officer for United Way of                   421 N. Wooodland Blvd.
cian for Dean Foods in Mount Crawford.         Miami-Dade. Dina Nesheiwat, Perry Hall,                   DeLand, FL 32723
Laurie Michelle Harlan, Orlando, is an         Md., is a news producer for Sinclair
                                                                                                  Web:     www.stetson.edu/alumni
analyst for DePrince, Race & Zollo Inc.        Broadcast Group in Hunt Valley. Jason

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