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From President Brian W. Casey
By the time this issue of DePauw We have had much to celebrate over the past two years, from
Magazine reaches you, I will be the successes of our recent graduates in charting their post-DePauw
finishing up my second year at careers, to our national coverage as a place where students receive
DePauw. These first two years have individual attention and are profoundly nurtured, to our increases
flown by, and I am constantly in applications for admission, to our post-season play in multiple
amazed by how much has taken sports, and on and on. There is an excitement on our campus, a
place here on campus. But I remain feeling that we are all engaged in a special period in the history of
focused on how much more I know this place. Now is the time to push forward.
we want to achieve for DePauw. Our faculty have voted in and are still considering changes to
Quite simply, we are continuing our curriculum designed to better support student development in
a comprehensive review of where their four years here, and the faculty’s work will continue through the
DePauw is and where it can go. summer and into the fall. We have also identified some immediate
Much has already been accomplished. Most notably, we have and longer-term improvements that must be made to our physical
managed to navigate our way through an extraordinarily challeng- environments, and we are developing a strategy that will better com-
ing economic environment while maintaining the highest possible municate, across the nation and the world, all that is most wonderful
quality educational experience for our students. This is no small about DePauw. DePauw is poised to take a bold step forward.
feat, and we have managed it because every segment of the DePauw You, the alumni, are very much a part of this, and I need to
community has pulled together to make it so. thank you again, all of you who have shared your hopes and dreams
The challenges for higher education in this country are not over, for DePauw, who have come out to meet with me, visited campus
of course, but our strength in coming through these times will and supported our work here.
depend upon our ability to look beyond the immediate challenges to We are entering into an exciting time together, and I am deeply
the years and decades ahead, and in fixing our vision on how DePauw grateful for all that you have done to bring us to where we are
will continue to develop and thrive throughout that longer future. today, and for all that I know we can accomplish together.
We must continue to build on our strengths if we are to ensure that
this very special school will be around to provide grateful students
with a DePauw education 100 years from now. We have an oppor-
tunity to build on existing strengths to be a liberal arts college and
school of music of national and international reach and reputation. Brian W. Casey

From the chairman of the Board of Trustees


It is hard to believe that it was Those of us who carry DePauw with us into the world are all, of
three years ago that I wrote in these course, part of something greater than ourselves, just as DePauw is a
pages about my new role as chair part of us. Our DePauw experiences are a part of the history that lin-
of DePauw’s Board of Trustees. At gers in Greencastle, surviving all superficial changes and the passage
that time we faced the daunting of years, and DePauw will always be reflected in the good its gradu-
task of searching to identify the ates do in the world. My experience as chair has taught me many
new DePauw president, our first things, but most of all it has reminded me how very good it is to be
in more than 22 years, who would connected to DePauw. I hope that you, reading these words, will find
lead DePauw forward into a new a way to stay engaged with today’s DePauw. For all the troubles of the
period of its history. Today, despite world, DePauw remains a most wonderful place. As has been the case
all the stormy uncertainty of the for nearly 175 years, today’s DePauw is a place of transformation, of
last few years, DePauw is poised to young people striving to become the best adults they can be. It is a
move forward into this still-young century with renewed energy and place of energy and discovery. It is a gift to us and the world.
strength, firmly establishing its place as one of our nation’s very finest At the April Board meeting, the Trustees of the University elected a
institutions of higher education. As DePauw anticipates its 175th an- new chair. The uncertainty of these times continues, and my successor
niversary in 2012, we can reflect back through our long history with who begins service in October of this year, and DePauw, will need to
pride, and we can look forward with bold ambition and a determined count on your continued support, your ideas and your pride in our
resolution to ensure that DePauw grows ever stronger. school. I firmly believe DePauw’s best days lie ahead. Please join me in
It has been my great honor to serve DePauw as chair of the watching and supporting DePauw’s optimistic future.
Board of Trustees these past three years. When I stood on the stage
and performed my role as chair at the inauguration of our new
president, I was deeply moved by the powerful sense I had of being
a part of the history of this remarkable school, of being a part of
something enduring, something grand, something greater than
myself. It was a special moment. R. David Hoover, ‘67
Table of Contents

C O N T E N T S

2 News of the
University
DePauw at Copenhagen
8 Feature:
The Write Stuff
10 Gregory L. Schwipps ’95
30 Attorneys and
Physicians Weekend
Alumni share their
n The DePauw experience Faculty perspective: We’re not experience and network
provides students with more just writers, we’re teachers with students during
academic engagement n 12 Ka’Lena Cuevas ’10 on-campus program
Environmental studies at Student perspective: Creating
DePauw will expand n work that is ‘smarter and
Kiplinger’s ranks DePauw greater’ than ourselves Also in this issue
among top 50 n DePauw Alumni spotlights:
Alumni Programs 28
among best at providing 14 Micah Ling ’03
students with global 16 Chinonye Chukwu ’07 Class Notes 36
experience n WGRE 18 Abby Chew ’02 DePauw profile
receives award for broadcast 20 Nicholas Kindelsperger
excellence n Students ’05 and Blake Royer ’05
experience Winter Term 22 Catherine Calabro ’06 (Cover image: Larry Ligget)

internships and service


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projects n Media Fellows
Recent Spring 2010 • Volume 73 • No. 3
gain work experience n
DePauw again named to Words www.depauw.edu/pa/magazine
Community Service Honor Charles Ballinger ’57 Staff
Roll n Undergraduate n Tamara Beauboeuf- Larry G. Anderson, Jennifer Clarkson
editor Soster ’88,
Ethics Interns support work Lafontant n Anne Husted 765-658-4628 executive director of
landersn@depauw.edu alumni relations
of The Prindle Institute Burleigh ’63 n James B. 765-658-4208
Richard Fields,
n Internships provide Cash ’57 n Timothy G. University photographer
jsoster@depauw.edu

hands-on experience for Collins ’80 n Harold J. photographicservices@


depauw.edu DePauw Alumni
Management Fellows n Cook ’40 n Tim J. Groeling Association Officers
Kelly A. Graves,
Student newspaper staff ’92 n Beth Felker Jones designer, assistant director Janet L. Johns ’85,
of publications president
recognized with ICPA ’98 n Barbara Kingsolver kgraves@depauw.edu
Marcus R. Veatch ’75,
awards n Icons of DePauw ’77 n Roger B. Nelsen ’64 Donna Grooms, vice president
class notes editor
n Faculty Briefs n Duane S. Nickell ’80 n dgrooms@depauw.edu Sarah Roberts
Houghland ’65,
Kent A. Ono ’87 n Scott W. Larry G. Ligget, secretary
Rasmussen ’86 n David H. editorial assistant,
photographer
Tripp and Wesley W. Wilson larryligget@depauw.edu

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DePauw at
exhausted train rides, endless hours
standing outside in lines, and the
occasional feeling of helplessness against

COPENHAGEN
one of history’s most challenging problems. 
Five of us walked through the special
United Nations customs line at the
Copenhagen airport and into the city
during the first week of negotiations. The
other eight students and Kelsey Kauffman,
part-time assistant professor of University
studies, followed during week two, thanks
to a generous gift from Pamela Lorman
Peternell ’68 and her husband, Ben. 
As late as October, the biggest barrier
between 10 students from Kauffman’s
International Climate Policy class
and Copenhagen was airfare funding.
Kauffman, Anthony M. Baratta ’11
and Taylor M. Cantril ’11 explored
an impressive array of options, from
donated frequent flier miles, to seats on
Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers’ executive
jet or even Air Force One. Nothing came
to fruition.
Kauffman, Baratta and Cantril

Thirteen DePauw students participate on sent letters to DePauw President


Brian W. Casey to request additional
the front lines of international climate policy funding – along with three letters of
Text and photos by Andrew P. Maddocks ’11 recommendation from a leading youth
activist from India, the European organizer
Andrew P. Maddocks ’11, an Information committed to addressing sustainability for climate action network 350.org and a
Technology Associates Program (ITAP) issues. professor from Colorado State University.
intern with the University’s Sustainability Here’s a look back at our unique Nancy W. Lovett ’74, major gifts officer,
Initiative, was one of 13 DePauw students last week of fall semester classes and made contact with the Peternells, and
who attended the United Nations Climate finals week, spent 4,357 miles from from their generosity emerged a trip to the
Change Conference in Copenhagen. our frazzled classmates in Roy O. world’s biggest stage for climate change.
West Library. We networked with “We talked at the beginning of the
Thousands of the world’s top climate global climate leaders young and old, semester about the possibility of all of us
change thinkers descended on watched global climate policy drafting, going, and we were never really sure if it
Copenhagen, Denmark, from Dec. 7-18 participated in special events, joined would happen,” Baratta said. “To have it
for the United Nations climate change and documented demonstrations, and come true was pretty incredible.”
conference. Among the carbon-aware maintained two blogs on the Internet.  Khin Khin Hlaing ’13, who received a
masses were 140 heads of state, treaty While global leaders spent months scholarship from the Dutch government
negotiators from every United Nations figuring out the lasting impact of the to travel to Copenhagen; Baratta; Cantril;
country, world-renowned scientists, summit’s final document, called the Jay Wellik ’10 and I balanced roles
activists, businessmen – and 13 students Copenhagen Accord, our individual as policy analysts, activists, bloggers,
from the DePauw Environmental lessons are clearer. reporters and logistics coordinators for
Policy Project (DEPP), an organization We’ll relish the value of our experience DEPP during the slower-paced first week.
of DePauw students interested in and in Copenhagen for decades, even after Every day was filled with informative

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meetings, unexpected demonstrations and
new perspectives on the climate conference. 
The four of us captured as much as we
could, but reinforcements from DEPP
came right on time. Eight additional
students from the DePauw Environmental
Policy Project arrived on the weekend of
Dec. 12. While a demonstration pushing
for a progressive climate deal pulsed
outside the Bella Center, the class went
straight from the airport to the Bella
Center. Jet-lagged and luggage-laden,
DEPP members trudged right into a
meeting with Mark Helmke, a senior aide
to U.S. Senator Richard Lugar.
Pictured from left are Taylor M. Cantril ’10; Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, chair of the Intergov-
On Saturday night, everyone caught
ernmental Panel on Climate Change; Khin Khin Hlaing ’13 and Anthony M. Baratta ’11.
up on sleep – some in host homes on a
moored ship.
gathering at another conference center, the love and strength so pivotal in the
The DePauw group embraced the last
and Øksnehallen, a drafty, converted climate change movement.
day of full Bella access on Monday, Dec. 14,
factory set up as a base camp for non- DEPP members also reached out
packing into plenary meetings and writing
governmental organizations.  internationally. After writing in the
final blog posts from the Bella Center.
Two enterprising students, Xinxin Liu ship’s cafeteria and through the evening
Thousands more from around the
’12 and Yi Wang ’12, waited 13 hours in Øksnehallen, Baratta and Pucong
world arrived at the same time as our
during Tuesday and Wednesday trying Han ’11 were published in China’s
group. By Tuesday, delegates and state
to get into the Bella Center. They finally main English language newspaper,
officials pushed the conference over
spent a few hours inside on Wednesday, China Daily. Sumeru Chatterjee ’12 was
capacity. But after a semester of watching
leaving us in awe of their persistence.  selected to participate in a BBC Radio
webcasts, learning the United Nations
Throughout the week, we found youth debate. 
process, and researching specific countries
rewarding activities across venues – from On Sunday, Dec. 17, our last night
and interest groups, the DePauw group
an inspiring talk by internationally known together as fall 2009 DEPP members, we
was prepared for the second week – inside
climate change author Bill McKibben and gathered at the host home of Wellik and
the Bella Center or not. 
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to Alex S. Lopatka ’12 for a farewell dinner.
We focused on two alternative venues:
a candlelight vigil organized to rekindle Relaxing in the smells of finest home-
The Klima Forum, an independent
cooked Dutch cuisine and a steady stream
of chatter, this was a moment to savor,
the culmination of months of hard work
and expectation. Final exams were over
– some completed in the ship’s cafeteria
that morning – and an international
agreement had been reached on Friday.
Experts and media outlets were already
battling about its effectiveness. 
But there was no doubt among
the DEPP members. These were two
extremely memorable weeks. With
more hard work, Copenhagen should
not be a defining experience, but rather
the foundation of many environmental
policy experiences to come.

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(Photo: Larry Ligget)


The DePauw experience provides students with
DePauw again named
more academic engagement, national report says to Community Service
The student experience at DePauw for the Advancement of Teaching. Honor Roll
University provides far more academic “Prospective students and their parents For the third consecutive year,
engagement – both in and out of the have an enormous amount of information DePauw has been named to the
classroom – than what is provided to to weigh as they consider colleges,” notes President’s Higher Education
undergraduates at peer institutions and DePauw President Brian W. Casey. Community Service Honor Roll,
the national average at all colleges and “The methodology of NSSE captures the highest federal recognition a
universities, according to a national an accurate snapshot of each college’s college or university can receive for
survey. strengths and how institutions compare its commitment to volunteering,
The 2009 National Survey of Student with one another by using hard data. service-learning and civic
Engagement (NSSE), titled “Assessment DePauw is very proud of the education engagement. The Corporation for
for Improvement: Tracking Student and campus life it provides its students, National and Community Service
Engagement Over Time,” again puts and this report again confirms that administers the annual Honor Roll
DePauw freshmen and seniors in the top what we offer is unique, compelling and award, and recipients are selected
10 percent of all colleges and universities powerful in American higher education.” based on the scope and innovation
for the level of academic challenge they Now in its 11th year, NSSE’s findings of service projects, percentage of
experience and also ranks DePauw seniors provide comparative standards for student participation in service
in the top 10 percent of all participating determining how effectively colleges activities, incentives for service,
institutions nationwide for enjoying are contributing to learning. Five key and the extent to which the school
enriching educational experiences. areas of educational performance are offers academic service-learning
The report is based on a survey of measured: level of academic challenge, courses.
approximately 360,000 randomly selected active and collaborative learning,
first-year and senior students at 617 student-faculty interaction, enriching n
U.S. colleges and universities. NSSE is educational experiences and supportive
sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation campus environment.

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G. James, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch;
Environmental studies at DePauw will expand Andrew P. Maddocks, Circle of Blue,
through a Mellon grant Traverse City, Mich.; Mara K. Mote,
Environmental studies course offerings at DePauw will be enhanced as a result Entertainment Tonight, The Insider,
of a three-year, $595,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Los Angeles; Ashley N. Oliver, London
award will create new opportunities at DePauw for interdisciplinary education Program; Emily M. Riggs, South
relating to all aspects of the environment. Bend Silverhawks promotions, South
An increasing number of prospective students is expressing an interest in Bend, Ind.; Grace M. Tober, C-SPAN,
pursuing environmental studies at DePauw, and the Mellon grant will help prepare Washington, D.C.; Matthew L. Welch,
DePauw students to be effective in tackling the complex challenges of managing Sierra Nevada Media, Tahoe, Calif.; and
the planet’s diverse resources in the years ahead. Duncan L. Wolfe, Robin Carnahan for
Coordinators of environmental education will be James H. Benedix, professor U.S. Senate press secretary, St. Louis.
of biology, and Michele T. Villinski, associate professor of economics and n
management. Working with faculty colleagues in the sciences, social sciences and
humanities, they will provide leadership in the oversight of the new initiatives. Students experience Winter
Term internships and
service projects
DePauw among best at experience at top media companies
During Winter Term in January, 281
and other organizations around the
providing students with DePauw students expanded their
world, usually as juniors. During the
global experience spring semester, Media Fellows and
educational horizons and gained practical
DePauw is once again recognized as one experience by serving internships at
their internship sites included Lynn M.
of the top colleges in the nation for the businesses and organizations around the
Demos, Office of U.S. Congressman
percentage of its students who study nation and world. Twenty-seven students
Brad Ellsworth, Washington, D.C.;
abroad, according to the 2009 Open participated in a Winter Term in Service
Christine E. DiGangi, United Nations
Doors report published by the Institute project in Las Marias, El Salvador, to help
World Food Programme, Rome, Italy;
of International Education with funding install and configure an Internet facility
David R. Dietz, East Wing of The
from the U.S. Department of State’s that will teach computer literacy skills to
White House, Washington, D.C.;
Bureau of Educational and Cultural local residents. Seventeen other Winter
Sarah E. Eutsler, The Cromwell Group,
Affairs. The report, which covers the Term in Service students worked with
Nashville, Tenn.; Leslie G. Gaber, Duke
2007-08 academic year, lists DePauw homeless and at-risk youth in San Diego.
University Sports Information Office,
among “23 institutions that reported
Durham, N.C.; Stacie M. Grissom, CBS n
sending more than 80 percent of their
Sunday Morning, New York City; Tyler
students abroad at some point during
their undergraduate careers.”
During the spring semester, DePauw WGRE receives award for broadcast excellence
students studied in 23 countries: Student radio station WGRE
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, received a 2009 Indiana
China, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Broadcasters Association
Ghana, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Nepal, Spectrum Award. The station
Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern was a first-place winner
Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, for Best Sportscast for its
Thailand, United States and Wales. coverage of the Jan. 18, 2009,
n women’s college basketball
game between DePauw and
Media Fellows gain work Colorado College, which
experience at top media featured play-by-play by senior John R. Herrick and color commentary by
companies sophomore Lucy L. First. The Spectrum Award recognizes broadcast excellence for
Media Fellows receive firsthand outstanding achievement in broadcasting by Indiana radio and television stations.

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Undergraduate Ethics Wood, Red Dirt Baseball/Par Buster, in the Hoosier State Press Association
Tulsa, Okla.; and Meghan R. Wolfgram, Better Newspaper Contest (Indiana
Interns support work of
BioChem Resources, Jacksonville, Fla. Collegiate Press Association). Junior
The Prindle Institute Andrew P. Maddocks, a managing editor,
Eight students were selected to serve as n
won a first-place award in the newswriting
Undergraduate Ethics Interns during
Student newspaper staff category. Seniors Margaret A. Sutherlin
the spring semester: seniors Elizabeth
recognized with ICPA awards and Alex R. Turco both took second place
A. Cozzi, Rebecca C. Hruska, Paige E.
Three staff members of the student honors – Sutherlin for features writing
Penrod and Annie S. Tierney; junior
newspaper, The DePauw, received awards and Turco for photography.
Jennifer L. Behrens; and sophomores
Van C. Hoang, Molly J. McGonigal and
Paromita Sen. Undergraduate Ethics
Interns work to enrich and extend student
involvement in The Janet Prindle Institute
ICONS of DePauw:
for Ethics, which is located in DePauw
Nature Park. They also assist with events
Minshall Columns and Walker Circle
It has long been a tradition to
hosted or sponsored by the Institute. commemorate landmarks by
n giving significance to parts of the
former architecture. For example,
Internships provide the National Capitol Columns in
hands-on experience for Washington, D.C., commemorate
Management Fellows the former United States Capitol
Students in the Management Fellows Building of 1828.
Program gain hands-on experience In a similar way, four
in semester-long internships, usually pillars on the DePauw campus
during their junior year, at businesses commemorate the old D.W.
and organizations around the country Minshall Laboratory, home of the
(Photo: Larry Ligget)

and world. During the spring semester, chemistry and physics department
Management Fellows and their for 70 years before the building
internship sites included Arielle N. was razed in 1973. The four pillars,
Babineaux, Independent Purchasing which stand in Walker Circle on the north side of the Memorial Student Union
Cooperative, Miami; Mark P. Branigan, Building, are Doric columns with Ionic capitals – classical Greek structures
Partners in Housing, Indianapolis; that many alumni remember fondly and also have come to symbolize the
Breana A. Buchler, Angie’s List, philosophical foundations of the University.
Indianapolis; Chip R. Davis, Eli Lilly After laying for 25 years in an old cow pasture west of campus and being
and Company, Indianapolis; Julia E. rediscovered, the Minshall columns were restored through a generous gift from
Drummond, BrandEra, Fort Worth, Elizabeth Dye Walker ’35 and the devoted efforts of the late Donald “Jack” J.
Texas; Patrick C. Geoghegan, American Cook, professor emeritus of chemistry, and his wife, Marion.
Education Group, Grand Rapids, In 2000, just two years after their restoration, the distinguished pillars became
Mich.; Lucy M. Grimm, Independent icons for the depauw.year1 program, the University’s comprehensive program
Purchasing Cooperative, Miami; Julia for first-year students. Within the program, the pillars represented intellectual
M. Mathews, Brunswick Group LLC, engagement, positive community, diverse people and ideas, and goal assessments.
Washington, D.C.; Colby E. Mueller, The pillars continue to serve the DePauw community as prominent symbols
Tadewinds, China; Josh W. Schlake, of the University’s ideals, goals and expectations of its students, faculty and staff
Office of U.S. Congressman Steve Buyer, members.
Washington, D.C.; Jordan S. Stefanov, In a 1998 issue of DePauw Magazine, Marion Cook said, “The columns
Brunswick Group LLC, New York City; represent a gateway between the old campus and the new campus.” It is an
W. Foster Tidwell, Brunswick Group observation that remains true today.
LLC, New York City; W. Trenton

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Kevin Howley, associate professor of n

Faculty communication and theatre, was a presenter


at a conference on Media, Communication
and the Spectacle held in The Netherlands.
“Wanted Man,” a story written by
Nichoas A. Pizzolatto, assistant

Briefs n
professor of English, is featured in The
Best American Mystery Stories 2009
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), the
Latin American Social Movements in the
premier annual showcase for the
Twenty-First Century: Resistance, Power, and
Samuel A. Autman, assistant professor country’s finest mystery stories.
Democracy, co-edited by Glen D. Kuecker,
of English, is recipient of an award in
University Professor and associate professor n
the 2009 Soul-Making Literary Contest,
of history, was among 2009’s Outstanding
an extended community arts outreach Gloria C. Townsend, professor of
Academic Titles, according to Choice:
program of the National League of computer science and coordinator of the
Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
American Pen Women, Nob Hill, San Women in Science Program, received
Francisco Bay Area Branch. Autman’s n a National Science Foundation (NSF)
“A Dash of Pepper in the Snow” was the grant of $488,000 in conjunction with
Brett R. O’Bannon, associate professor of
second place winner for the Tara L. Masih colleagues at the University of Virginia
political science, was invited to speak at a
Intercultural Essay Prize. He was invited and the Anita Borg Institute for Women
ministerial conference in Lomé, Togo, last
to give a reading on March 21 at the new and Technology. Their Wide Web of
fall. The regional conference was organized
San Francisco Main Library, Civic Center. Women project will develop a network of
by the United Nations in collaboration
women in computing, including regional
n with the Economic Commission of
conferences to enhance the participation of
West African States and the government
Meredith K. Brickell, assistant professor women and girls in the sciences. Townsend
of Togo in preparation for the United
of art, was awarded a Scholarship of is also part of a DePauw team that was
Nations Climate Change Conference in
Engagement Faculty Grant from the awarded a NSF grant of $552,000 to
Copenhagen in December 2009.
Indiana Campus Compact to support DePauw for support of the new Percy
the development of a new course, n Lavon Julian Scholarship program.
Community-based Art Project. The Photographic quilts by Cynthia O’Dell, n
class, which was offered for the first associate professor of art, are featured
time during the spring semester, aims Janet L. Vaglia, associate professor
in A Tinta, a Mariposa e a Metástase:
to connect DePauw students and the of biology, is recipient of a $200,000
a arte como experiência, conhecimento e
University to Putnam County residents research grant from the National
acção sobre o cancro de mama (The Paint,
through collaborative public art. Institutes of Health. She is using the
the Mariposa and the Metastasis: art as
funds to study “continual addition of
n experience, knowledge and intervention on
posterior tail segments, regeneration and
breast cancer), published in Portuguese by
David T. Harvey, vice president for Hox gene expression.”
Edições Afrontamento.
academic affairs and Percy L. Julian
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
is principal investigator on an NSF grant
project titled “Incorporating an Internet-
Mediated Community of Practice for the
Analytical Sciences into the Analytical
Sciences Digital Library.” This project
will enhance the Analytical Sciences
Digital Library – one of several digital
libraries in the National Science Digital
Library – in order to, among other
things, assist faculty in the development
(Photo: Larry Ligget)

of their pedagogy in the sciences.

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faculty members and alumni. News of the University

The Write Stuff


Preparing the next
generation of
DePauw writers

DePauw has a tradition of producing uncommonly


successful creative writers. Award-winning alumni

authors such as Cathy Day ’91, John Jakes ’53,

Barbara Kingsolver ’77, Richard W. Peck ’56 and

James B. Stewart Jr. ’73 come to mind – as well as

many other alumni, including those whose creative

works appear in the Recent Words section (see page

24) of each issue of DePauw Magazine.

An ever more vibrant and prolific community of

faculty members and students is producing the next

generation of DePauw writers. In the following

pages, experience the teaching and learning

environment for writing at DePauw through the

words of a professor and current student. Also, read

about six recent graduates who are well on the way

to establishing their writing careers.


(Photo: Larry Ligget)

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Faculty perspective:
We’re not just writers,
we’re teachers
By Gregory L. Schwipps ’95, associate professor of English

Teaching writing well and


inspiring students
As a writing professor at DePauw, I’m part of a vibrant, dynamic
group of working writers, and when I walk into Asbury Hall,
I’m joining a larger literary conversation. One colleague had
a novel published this spring; another just finished a draft of
a memoir. A colleague is sending a collection of poems out to
contests, a screenwriter is getting strong interest in a screenplay.
One has a play debuting, and another just had a short story
accepted in a prominent journal. One colleague won a contest
in California, and another won a National Magazine Award.
We’re all working – we’re all involved in the process of creating
art. I’m lucky enough to be one of nearly a dozen writing
professors at DePauw who have Master of Fine Arts degrees.
As part of this group, I take my own work seriously. I spent
almost 10 years writing my first novel, What This River Keeps. I
consulted with my colleagues during every step of that process.
They read lengthy drafts and offered criticism and suggestions.
They shared anecdotes about similar challenges they faced in their
own recent projects. They inspired, supported and congratulated
(Photo: Larry Ligget)

me. I am not sure I could have finished it without them.


No one rests in this department. When one project is finished,
another one begins. In that way, we’re constantly pushing each
other, and we feed off each other’s success. That sounds like a
competitive environment; in fact, it’s a supportive one. We all
understand how tricky and fickle the world of publishing is,
and we understand that publication is not the ultimate goal. So
while we often serve as “first readers” for each other, and share
(Photo: Larry Ligget)

advice on agents, grants and markets, our most admirable and


important goal is to remain a supportive writing community.
We’re maintaining a world where the literary arts are of utmost
importance.
And, of course, we’re not just writers – we’re teachers.

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The advantage to having so many
faculty members with M.F.A. writing
degrees is that students can take a range
of genre-specific courses. In addition to
Introduction to Creative Writing, we
offer 300-level courses in six different
genres: fiction, poetry, screenwriting,
playwriting, news writing and creative
nonfiction. We even offer Topics courses
within those genres – Adaptation in
screenwriting, Nature Writing in creative
nonfiction and World Forms in poetry,
for example. Most universities simply
cannot offer that variety of courses
to undergraduate students. And our
writing faculty isn’t tied up working with have our own teaching philosophies we don’t often discuss my work, but we
graduate students, either, as professors and mannerisms, on one level we are do break down the writing process. I tell
are at large research institutions. modeling behavior simply by writing them we’re all in this together. When
Teaching writing well means inspiring about what we choose to write about. In students say, and they invariably do,
students to find their passions. I want that way, we hope students see that they “writing a short story is harder than it
students to write about things they are free to develop their own styles as looks,” I tell them, ‘you’re damn right it
obsess over. Things they can’t figure out. writers. is. And it doesn’t get easier, either.’” But
These are the things I write about, as I rarely talk about my work in class. just as my colleagues and I help each
well. My colleagues write not only in What I write about may or may not be of other, we support our students. We push
different genres, but also about different interest to them. And that’s as it should them, as we do each other, through every
interests and obsessions. While we all be – the classroom is not about me. So failure and toward the next success.
The most exciting thing for a writing
professor is to see a student launch.
And it’s happening right now in our
classrooms. DePauw has made a big
investment in its faculty – most of
the writing professors were hired after
1998 – and the results of these new
courses and perspectives are starting to
show. Our graduates are enrolling in top
M.F.A. programs, working at a variety
of publications, publishing books, and
landing teaching jobs themselves. This
is a very exciting time to be a professor
at DePauw, and I think it’s an excellent
time to be a writing student here.
DePauw has its share of alumni who
have achieved fame as writers. We know,
and are extremely proud of, those names.
(Photo: Larry Ligget)

But there are new generations of writers


coming up in the ranks. And maybe
we’re just now getting to know those
new, soon-to-be-famous names in our
Associate Professor of English Gregory L. Schwipps, who graduated from DePauw in 1995
with a major in English writing, talks with Jewel S. Smith ’12 in his office. Introduction to Creative Writing classes.

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Student perspective:
Creating work that is ‘smarter and
greater’ than themselves
By Ka’Lena S. Cuevas ’10

Faculty and students create a writing


community at DePauw
As a senior looking back at my time at DePauw, I know that what
I will miss the most is the sense of community within the English
Department and the opportunities I have had at DePauw to grow as
a writer.
I can testify that the writing major can be one of the most
challenging and rewarding majors at DePauw, if one is serious and
passionate about the experience, much like anything else in life. In
retrospect, I have felt that majoring in writing means not only
learning and practicing the craft of writing, but developing
an art. This can be a daunting task, but I have always felt
supported in my writing efforts by the writing professors
as well as other writing majors.
Together, the writing professors and other writers
have helped me gain the most out of my four-year
experience at DePauw. The writing professors can be
brutally honest when giving constructive criticism in
the classroom, but they are also utterly genuine in how
much they want to see students develop both their
creativity and potential as writers.
What I have enjoyed most has been cultivating
relationships with professors through lengthy, productive
one-on-one conferences in their offices, where professors
have encouraged me to push myself to tap into and
express my original voice and unique perspective.
Many of the writing professors have also been a major
influence in my development and journey as a writer,
encouraging me to tell the story of people who perhaps
do not have a voice, and they have helped my writing
become, as one of my professors put it, “smarter and
greater” than myself. I will not forget these words as I
continue to write after I leave DePauw.
A crucial element of being a writing major that I
know I have taken for granted is the experience of the
writing workshop with my peers. In workshop, I have
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my own writing, but of my peers’ writing
as well. The writing workshop is an
experience that is unique to the writing
major; no other major has anything
like it. No other major requires the
experience of sitting in a tight-knit circle
around the workshop table, having your
writing, literally, laid out on the table,
and knowing that the other writers are
just as engaged in improving your piece
as you are. Then, you get to reciprocate
for other writers in workshop.
As a writer, I am mostly drawn to and
inspired to write stories about family and
culture, stories with roots in my native
Hawaiian and Puerto Rican ethnicity, and
I feel supported and encouraged to do so
Ka’Lena S. Cuevas ’10, right, talking with Mary P. Hoglund ’13 in the Writing Center.
by my peers in workshop. I look forward
to gathering with the other writers in my
senior seminar on the night of our seminar transcendental. I shared these feelings contests, calls for submissions, workshop
reading and knowing that not only have with some professors, who believed I had opportunities and writers’ readings.
we produced capstone pieces of writing the potential to make similar moments Finally, through my experiences with
that reflect our four years at DePauw, but happen again. writing and my relationships with
that we have also shared the journey of Additionally, professors have writing professors, I was recommended
developing our art, an experience that does encouraged me to send my poems to be a Writing Center tutor in the
not have to end that night. to DePauw’s student publications, A Academic Resource Center. As a result,
The English Department at DePauw Midwestern Review and The Cauldron, I have had many opportunities to be a
also supports development of student both of which have accepted some of my teacher and mentor to my peers.
writing outside the classroom. Writing poems and short stories to be published Thanks to my experiences with writing
professors have encouraged me to read at in their compilation of student work. at DePauw, my future plans definitely
poetry readings and submit my plays for The English Department is diligent involve going back to school to pursue a
other students to perform. The feeling of in posting notices about various ways M.F.A. degree in writing, but I have other
an audience sitting still, their attention to gain the most out of the writing plans first. Inspired by my professors,
focused on something I had created, was major at DePauw: advertising writing I want to teach writing and literature.
My writing professors believe in and
care not only about my ideas, writing
and academic performance, but also my
journey as a student and the writer I am
becoming. They have inspired me as a
future teacher to be just as compassionate
about my students’ work, knowing that it
can shape who they are.
My writing professors at DePauw
always remind me that passion is what
will drive teachers and is what will
encourage students to be enthusiastic
about learning. I wish to someday soon
help my own students create work that is
“smarter and greater” than themselves.

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MICAH LING ’03

Writing from three views: DePauw


student, professor and author
By Sarah M. Hershberger, Academic Web content writer

Micah E. Ling ’03, part-time assistant islands – three people who are in this world
professor of English, has a special wanting to escape something: Amelia
perspective on academic life at DePauw Earhart; Robert Stroud, the Bird Man of
– first, as a student, and now, a professor Alcatraz; and Fletcher Christian, the chief
and published author. Her first book mutineer on the H.M.S. Bounty who lived
of poems, Three Islands, was recently the remainder of his life on an island.
published by Sunnyoutside Press, and Ling originally treated the three
selections from it have been nominated as separate projects. “When I was in
for a 2010 Pushcart Prize. graduate school, I looked at a map of
Ling actually started writing some of the Pacific Ocean to see where Amelia
the poems for Three Islands when she was disappeared, and I realized that where the
a student at DePauw. “I think of those three ‘voices’ were located made a perfect
poems as being born here,” she says. triangle,” she explains. “That’s when I
She credits Joseph “Joe” W. Heithaus, started thinking about it as one project,
associate professor of English, and former and it became the subject of my M.F.A.
DePauw professor Maurice W. Manning thesis at Indiana University.”
as mentors when she began writing poetry. Heithaus adds, “In Micah’s senior year
“I started writing persona poems at DePauw, she fell in love with these
about Amelia Earhart,” Ling says. “I’ve three people, these three islands, these
always been interested in her story. strange connections and names – a bird
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Christian living his crazed life among the Ling’s second book, Sweetgrass, will them as prose poems. So Sweetgrass
pagans. Micah took her curiosity and went be published in September. She and her was really born out of experience and
to libraries and universities to find out husband spent the last two summers location and just taking in the everyday
everything she could about these three. Her working 12-hour days on a ranch in scenes.
poems are epistolary, keen and observant. Montana. “It was such an amazing place, Ling values her undergraduate
Regardless of which island she’s on, Micah and we lived in a rustic cabin,” she says. experience at DePauw. “I constantly think
gives voice to characters and the air around “At the end of the day, I would write of how much it gave me,” Ling says. “I
them. That’s the remarkable thing you’ll down blocks of text to capture some have taught at so many different schools
find in these poems – historical characters, moment or something a cowboy said. in central Indiana and in Tennessee. None
yes, but human beings more.” Then I started realizing that they were of them even come close to the feel of the
When Ling came to DePauw as a just blocks of prose, and I started editing faculty and the students at DePauw.”
student, she didn’t know that she wanted
to major in writing, but one English class
led to another. “I felt really comfortable Poet Crystal Williams, the inaugural Mary R.
in the English Department, and all of the Field Distinguished Visiting Writer, worked
professors were really amazing,” she says. with students and faculty members this spring
“It just felt like I had found a family. It
was a good fit.” Award-winning poet and author Crystal
Ling received a Master of Fine Arts Williams was on campus during spring
degree in creative writing and a master’s semester to work with students and
degree in literature from Indiana faculty members and teach an upper-level
University where she is a part-time poetry class as the inaugural Mary R. Field
adjunct professor. She is deputy editor of Distinguished Visiting Writer.
Keyhole, a quarterly literary journal. The professorship was established
Ling also writes a 200-word book through the generosity of J. David Field,
review blog called Book Punch at senior professor and professor emeritus of
www.bookpunchreviews.com. “I wish I English, in honor of Mary Rogers Field,
could make a living at it because it’s a lot his wife of 29 years who died in 2005.
of fun,” she says. “The blog started as a Despite being paralyzed and confined to a
dare, actually, by Tom Chiarella, DePauw wheelchair after 1990 due to spinal cord damage, Mary Field was very active in a
visiting professor of creative writing and number of community organizations and events. In 2005 she received the Frances
fiction editor of Esquire magazine. Hickman Award for exemplary dedication and service to the Greencastle branch of
Ling recalls: “One day, I told him that the NAACP, of which she served as a member of the executive committee.
he needed to read Lush Life by Richard Williams is author of three books: Kin, Lunatic and Troubled Tongues. The
Price, and that he should write a review of latter book, published in January 2009, won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry
it for Esquire. He said he didn’t have time, Award, which recognizes a collection of poetry written by an African-American
and it was too late because the book had poet. Williams’ work also has appeared in American Poetry Review, Court Green
already come out. He said, ‘You should and Callaloo. She is an associate professor at Reed College and has been a visiting
write a review for it.’ So I did. After professor at Columbia College and an artist- or scholar-in-residence at the College
he read my review, Chiarella said, ‘You of St. Catherine, College of Wooster and the Washington, D.C., Jail.
should do this. You should write short DePauw students have the opportunity to interact with several visiting authors
book reviews – 200-word book reviews. and other guests each semester. During the spring 2010 semester, the James &
Nobody is doing it. Everybody is writing Marilou Kelly Writers Series featured readings by Williams and the following writers:
really long reviews. You should write 200- • Aracelis Girmay, Great Lakes Colleges Association Award-winning poet
word book reviews – once a week.’ • Aleksandar Hemon, award-winning Bosnian-American author of The Lazarus
“At first, I thought, ‘yeah, right,’ but Project, a finalist for a National Book Award, and recipient of a MacArthur
because I’m so competitive, I thought, ‘I “Genius Grant”
can do that.’ Now it’s an obsession,” she • Nick Reding, author of Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small
says. Town

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CHINONYE CHUKWU ’07

Award-winning filmmaker/screenwriter
pursues her passion and dream
By Larry G. Anderson, editor

During a rare break from post- became Chukwu’s friend and mentor. The Princess Grace Award, presented
production on her latest film in “Chris White’s class propelled my pursuit by the Royal Family of Monaco,
Philadelphia, award-winning filmmaker of filmmaking as a profession. It really provided Chukwu with $24,000 for
and screenwriter Chinonye Chukwu ’07 awakened my creativity,” Chukwu said. work on the film she is completing,
related how – in the same way her films Chukwu, who was Nigerian-born The Dance Lesson, which depicts a
reach a critical point – she reached a but raised in Oklahoma and Alaska, 13-year-old black girl striving to be a
defining moment at DePauw. found many other supporters among ballerina amid her increasingly gentrified
“I always knew I wanted to be faculty members as well as staff members neighborhood in North Philadelphia.
where I’m at; I just never expressed it to throughout the University who gave her Chukwu is writing her first major,
anybody,” Chukwu, an English writing a strong sense of community. In fact, feature-length screen script and plans to
major, said. “I came to a turning point after receiving a 2009 Princess Grace shoot the feature film next year.
during my junior year. I thought, I Award as one of six student filmmaker She also has had her first opportunity
can’t not pursue my passion and dream, recipients in the nation, Chukwu sent to be a producer – of a film titled Dust,
and that’s when I had to open up to an e-mail announcement to eight which is based on a collection of poems.
somebody. [Associate Professor of DePauw professors. “They instilled in The film already has a distributor.
English] Christine White talked with me me the writing skills that allowed me to Chukwu’s earlier film, Igbo Kwenu!,
about how to get where I wanted to be.” be successful,” she said. “The strength, received both the Best Motion Picture
Chukwu took Professor White’s tenacity and focus I have are definitely a Award and Best Screenplay Award at
Dramatic Writing class, and White soon direct result of my experiences at DePauw.” the 2009 Diamond Screen Festival in

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Philadelphia. This film also was screened She’s also had the opportunity to be
“I came to a turning at the San Diego Black Film Festival, a teacher herself, and that experience
Dallas Video Fest and Urban Media had a big influence on her. Not only has
point during my junior Makers in Atlanta. she taught undergraduate film classes at
Chukwu will complete a Master Temple University and LaSalle University,
year. I thought, I can’t
of Fine Arts degree in film at Temple but also she was a literacy instructor at an
not pursue my passion University in May 2010. She was elementary school in North Philadelphia.
active as an undergraduate at DePauw, “That experience was literally life-
and dream, and that’s participating in Ladies and Allies for changing,” she said. “I had never
Cross-Cultural Education (LACE), experienced that kind of unconditional
when I had to open up
Association of African-American Students love from children – particularly the girls
to somebody. [Associate (AAAS), Feminist Majority Leadership who looked at me as a role model. The
Alliance (FMLA) and Zeta Phi Beta fact that they will also watch my work on
Professor of English] sorority. She also assisted with campus the screen and be influenced didn’t really
programming that brought speakers and hit me until I started teaching. It has had
Christine White talked authors – including author, feminist and an impact on my work.
activist bell hooks – to campus. “I want to share my own life
with me about how to get
“My time at DePauw was probably experiences, and the lack of a black
where I wanted to be.” the most challenging time of my life. female presence on the screen impacts
During my first year, I took Intro to my filmmaking. I’m really inspired by the
Black Studies with Professor [Vanessa] complexities and nuances of people like
Dickerson. It was the hardest and most me on screen because you don’t see that
– Chinonye Chukwu ’07
difficult class I had at DePauw because many of them.”
she was rigorous. She really pushed us,” Chukwu plans to continue to make
Chukwu said. “In terms of writing, I feature-length films and teach, or at least
benefited from learning how to knock work with young people. “Any place I can
out a 25-page paper in short time.” tell a story, I want to be there,” she said.

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ABBY CHEW ’02


Writing, teaching and living chickens as well as a variety of produce.
As chair of the humanities and English
as a Foreign Language (EFL) departments
in the Appalachian foothills at Olney Friends, Chew teaches literature
and writing combined with a liberal
By Larry G. Anderson, editor amount of geography, philosophy, art
history and current events. Meanwhile,
On a typical day, Abigail “Abby” Chew “I remember English Professors Joe her ninth-grade class raises and cares
’02 rises early, writes, teaches and cares Heithaus, Tom Chiarella, Greg Schwipps, for the school’s herd of goats, including
for a goat herd. She is in her fifth year Barbara Bean and Maurice Manning feeding the animals, cleaning the stalls,
on the faculty of a Quaker college prep and [Professor of Communication and trimming hooves and assisting with
boarding school in the foothills of the Theatre] Steve Timm all driving this point kidding in the spring. Students also cook
Appalachian Mountains. Along the way, home – knowing the specifics about the a meal for the entire school with some of
she has had her first book of poems world of the poem or the story or the play, the meat produced from the herd.
accepted for publication. knowing the names of the trees and the Chew also teaches a practical skills
As an English writing major who went birds, knowing how things work and the class, Things You Should Know How
on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree at way people speak. That knowledge makes To Do, in which students learn how
the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the world real. Without that concrete to change oil in a car, waltz, set a table
Chew’s life and career are based directly on world to stand in, the world of the poem for formal dining, rotate tires on a car,
what she experienced at DePauw. falls apart,” Chew explains. balance a checkbook, pitch a tent, cook
“What I learned to do as an She shares that philosophy with over a campfire and other useful things.
undergraduate at DePauw is to think students from around the world who “If I can send my students from here
more carefully and with a broader attend Olney Friends School, located with only one skill, I’d choose for them
definition of school,” Chew says. “I on a 350-acre farm in Barnesville, Ohio. to know how to build a fire,” Chew says.
think, in the end, that’s what makes a Students and faculty members are hands- “But after that, I want them to be able to
good poem, too. on in raising cattle, goats, pigs and write clearly and effectively. When they

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head off to college or into the workforce, They taught me to read with a careful eye and their god, Oolie, who is half-bear and
they must be able to communicate.” turned toward content and craft, nuance half-cow. Ron Dye [associate professor of
In fact, Chew’s own passion for writing and theme,” she says. English and communication and theatre]
really took hold in the first creative Chew stays in touch with several of was the initial inspiration for Coyote,”
writing class she ever took – during her her professors and many others in the Chew says. “Dye is so full of knowledge
first semester as a freshman at DePauw DePauw family who helped and supported about old stories, and he loaned me Of
with Professor Chiarella. Her adviser her development. And they still do. For Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez and also
for her four years at DePauw, Chiarella example, Joe W. Heithaus, associate an old book of coyote tales in the Native
became a close friend and mentor. professor of English, and Micah E. Ling American tradition. Those books, and
Chew went on to establish a monthly ’03, part-time assistant professor of English, Professor Dye himself in his way, started
poetry reading series and the senior traveled to Olney Friends School during me thinking about Coyote, and the rest of
writing major readings at DePauw. She spring 2009 at Chew’s invitation to give a the world of poems grew up around that
also edited A Midwestern Review, a literary reading for National Poetry Month. (Read initial idea.”
magazine; did sound design for theater about Micah Ling on page 14.) One of the most important lessons
productions; and studied in Ireland The seed for Chew’s first book of she carries with her from DePauw is the
during the first semester of her senior year. poems was planted during her senior need to rewrite. “In all of my writing
It was the senior seminar at DePauw, year at DePauw. She continued working classes at DePauw, my professors asked
she says, that prepared her well for the on the book in graduate school and students to turn in a portfolio at the
challenging work that she encountered completed it while at Olney Friends end of the semester. In it, we included
at the University of Iowa Writers’ School. A version of the book was a our drafts and revisions,” Chew says.
Workshop, which is considered one of finalist for the 2005 National Poetry “That lesson, of looking at what you
the top writing programs in the country. Series, and the final version has been have done and seeking its weak points,
“My writing teachers at DePauw and, accepted for publication by Salmon has served me well. I’m not sure where
of course, my other professors, too, Poetry, an Irish literary publisher. my next poems are going yet, but that’s
taught me how to engage in thoughtful “The poems in the book follow Coyote the amazing part of writing – to be led
discussion without becoming defensive. and his wife, Rhona; their twin children; somewhere new in the making.”

If I can send my students

from here with only one

skill, I’d choose for them

to know how to build a

fire. But after that, I want

them to be able to write

clearly and effectively.

When they head off

to college or into the

workforce, they must be

able to communicate.

Abby Chew ’02, kneeling, and her students work with goats at Olney Friends School. – Abby Chew ’02

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NICHOLAS KINDELSPERGER
and BLAKE ROYER, both ’05

Two alumni cook up success writing


for The Paupered Chef
By Christopher L. Wolfe, Academic Web content manager

After graduating from DePauw in 2005, Writers before becoming chefs, find a way to write so other people would
Nicholas D. Kindelsperger and Blake Kindelsperger and Royer naturally pay us to do it. We realized we didn’t like
C. Royer moved into an apartment on gravitated toward ways to share their writing for other people; it was more fun
Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The two cooking on a budget. By 2006, Internet to write for ourselves. We were able to
English writing majors had gone to the blogs – an amalgamation of “Web” and focus more on the writing than on the
city long on dreams, but short on plans. “log” – had reached the mainstream. Any chaos of cooking together.”
“There’s a long tradition of people media outlet worth its salt had one, and To spread word about their blog, they
foolishly moving to New York City to any pair of go-getting writers could start tapped into the connections they’d made
see what happens,” Royer says. “We were one. Thus, ThePauperedChef.com was with DePauw alumni at events held
interested in publishing, and New York is born. locally.
the center for that.” “We got to thinking, if we’re spending “When we first started, we had a
Life in Manhattan stretched their all of our time cooking, why not blog party with other DePauw alumni, and we
temp position wages thin. Rather than about it?” Royer remembers. “It wasn’t wrote down our Web address on napkins
resigning themselves to eating packages just time in the kitchen – we used food and gave it to people as they were
of ramen noodles, the roommates as a vehicle to explore the city.” leaving,” Kindelsperger says. “They were
decided to learn how to cook, but not in Kindelsperger admits the two had no this built-in group who were propping us
the way that most bachelors do – they idea what they were doing at first, and up, wanting us to do well.”
wanted to learn how to cook well. no master plan. “The original idea was to One afternoon, a year-and-a-half

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after starting The Paupered Chef, The Post article gave Kindelsperger cooking without an oven,” Kindelsperger
Kindelsperger and Royer got their break. and Royer instant credibility as food recalls.
The Washington Post’s food editor asked writers. It was a door that might have Today, the Paupered Chefs reside
Ed Levine, a food writer and contributor remained closed a decade ago. Royer with their families in Chicago, where
to The New York Times, to recommend says: “We lived in New York City for their blog tells the cooking-on-a-budget
talented young writers to do food stories less than two years and got a call from story of a new city. They’ve parlayed their
for the Post. Levine and the bloggers a major food editor,” Royer says. “For a success into freelance work online and
had crossed paths indirectly: they had couple of guys from Indiana to do what in print, most recently with Time Out
used Levine’s Pizza: A Slice of Heaven we did in New York would have been Chicago and Men’s Journal, where Royer
as a guide to the city’s pizzerias, and impossible without a blog.” had a piece in the March 2010 issue.
“Writers used to send their résumés
around,” Kindelsperger says. “Now, it’s
all word of mouth. We feel like we were
able to pay our dues with the blog.”
In fact, Kindelsperger has been named
Levine was an anonymous reader of The For a short time, life and love took Chicago editor of Grub Street Chicago, a
Paupered Chef. them on separate paths out of New York. prominent national restaurant blog.
“The Washington Post call came out of Kindelsperger moved to Columbus, Looking back on the long odds he
nowhere,” Kindelsperger says. “Levine Ohio, and Royer joined his wife, Elin and Kindelsperger faced in New York,
had told the food editor that we were Raun-Royer ’04, during her 2008-09 Royer says their time at DePauw played
cooking at home and doing things on a Fulbright scholarship in Estonia. Blake to their advantage. “Above all things,
limited budget, so we were asked to write and Elin met in a DePauw class taught the people at DePauw were genuinely
about how to cook a meal for one. The by Professor of English Joseph W. curious about the world and how to do
premise was that it’s hard to cook a meal Heithaus, who gave the homily at their things,” Royer says. “No matter what
when you’re only cooking for yourself. It wedding ceremony. The Paupered Chef, industry you end up in, you’re going
was really challenging to write because however, continued. to succeed if you know how to ask
we had always cooked together.” “It was fascinating to read about Blake questions, and that’s what we learned.”

For their blog, Blake C. Royer ’05, left, and Nicholas D. Kindelsperger ’05 sample Italian sub sandwiches in Chicago.

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Catherine E. Calabro ’06 first discovered her passion for
contemporary poetry at DePauw through the dedicated efforts
of the University’s writing faculty members. Her love of poetry
led her to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree at University of
Michigan (UM). In summer 2009, UM awarded Calabro the
$25,000 Zell Post-M.F.A. Writing Fellowship to support her in
a third year of study.
This year, she is using the fellowship money to continue
editing and working on her current manuscript of poems
called All the World Ahead. The writing is based on her life
experiences and work coordinating creative writing workshops
with 826michigan, a nonprofit organization that helps develop
creative and expository skills in students ages 6 to 18 from
southeastern Michigan.
An English writing and French double major and Honor
Scholar at DePauw, Calabro says her positive experiences as an
undergraduate provided the groundwork for her success at UM.
While at DePauw, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma
sorority and served as president of the Union Board during her
junior and senior years. She also produced a book, Everyone on
Gerry Street Has Family Up on Alexander, as part of her Honor
Scholar thesis.
Calabro credits the dedication of DePauw faculty
members – especially Tom Chiarella, Eugene Gloria, Joe
W. Heithaus, Michael L. Sinowitz and Lili Wright – with
helping her successfully complete her Honor Scholar book and
CATHERINE encouraging development of her writing career at DePauw and
beyond.

CALABRO ’06 “They were all just so encouraging of my work,” she says.
“I took a class first semester of my first year and had a really
encouraging experience with Professor Gloria. Then I took a
really great Winter Term class, Eye and Ear: Poetry Writing and
Seeing the World, with Professor Heithaus, and that was a really
From DePauw to great experience. ”
Calabro worked closely with Heithaus following a study-

prestigious fellowship abroad experience in France where she took a class on prose
poetry. Through a faculty-student grant for the summer,

at University of
Heithaus and Calabro read contemporary American poetics
and worked in the collage form. Heithaus also helped her write
about her Italian heritage and grandfather’s Alzheimer’s disease.
Michigan: Developing “During the summer, we worked every day together,”
Calabro says. “He gave attention to my work and taught me

as a writer how to be a person and a poet.”


Calabro also praised DePauw’s annual Kelly Writers Series
By Yan Ting Li ’10 that brings award-winning writers to campus. In particular, she
remembers Kevin Young, who came to campus in 2003 and
gave an “incredible” reading from his book, Jelly Roll: A Blues.
At University of Michigan, Calabro took literature classes
and workshops as she worked on her book manuscript, Lives

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of the Saints, as part of the graduation
requirement for a master’s degree. She
emphasizes the workshops as crucial to
her success as a poet and praised the way
that DePauw prepared her for graduate
study. Her DePauw experience, she adds,
has made her more comfortable in UM
workshops than some of her peers.
Revising her poems has fostered her
growth as a literary artist, she says: “I
entered as a different writer than I’m
leaving.” Her original poetry project
focused on the theme of miracles, but
over time, Calabro has incorporated
pop culture and everyday moments
into her poetry as well as her original
theme, exploring the idea of growing
pains within her writing. In her artist’s
statement, she says, “I write about the
places we inhabit, rituals we practice
and the familial relationships that bind
us to a particular understanding of
home.”
Calabro says, “There are so many
forms poetry can take – it can take shape
not only on the page, but also off of it. Catherine E. Calabro ’06 visits with associate professors of English Michael L. Sinowitz, left,
Poetry will always be active in my life.” and Joseph W. Heithaus in Asbury Hall.

Calabro produced a book,

Everyone on Gerry Street Has

Family Up on Alexander,
as part of her Honor Scholar

thesis at DePauw.

Poet Keith Taylor is Catherine Calabro’s


mentor and a writing faculty member
at the University of Michigan. Taylor
also is director of the Bear River Writers’
Conference in Michigan.

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RECENT WORDS
CHARLES BALLINGER ’57 book that the defining quality of black brilliance and the events of the times in
and Carolyn Kneese, Balancing the School womanhood is strength, she states that which he lived combined to offer him the
Calendar: Perspectives from the Public the idea of strength also undermines its knowledge and fame he sought. Burleigh’s
and Stakeholders (Rowman & Littlefield real function: to defend and maintain new introduction explains our continuing
Education – ISBN: 978-1-57886-879- a stratified social order by obscuring interest in this central figure of the early
7). Many thoughtful and forward- black women’s experiences of suffering, years of the American Republic. Burleigh
looking educators and administrators acts of desperation and anger. Through is a freelance writer who has contributed
have reorganized the school calendar interviews with 58 black women, she to numerous publications including
and traditional nine-month model to explores the restrictive myth of the Crisis, Catholic Dossier, and Homiletic
one that is more balanced, and they Strong Black Woman, demonstrating and Pastoral Review. She is also author
have seen both positive and negative the physical and emotional toll of this of Journey up the River: A Midwesterner’s
results in the classroom, school, district performance of invulnerability, which Spiritual Pilgrimage.
and community. Balancing the School leaves many black women suffering
Calendar is a compilation of perspectives from eating disorders and depression. n
and research reports from those who Her book draws on black feminist
have reorganized classroom time to create scholarship, cultural studies and voice- JAMES B. CASH ’57, Letters to Raintree
better learning situations for students. centered research to trace the historical County (Virtualbookworm.com
A sequel to School Calendar Reform: and social influences on normative black Publishing – ISBN: 978-1-60264-
Learning in All Seasons, co-authored femininity, laying bare the common 461-8). Letters to Raintree County is
by the editors of this volume, the book perception that strength is an exemplary based upon 50 letters to 19th -century
provides a greater qualitative perspective quality of “authentic” black womanhood. individuals living in Henry, also known
whereby the research results are reported Beauboeuf-Lafontant is co-editor of as Raintree County, Ind. There are three
more verbally, rather than simply Facing Racism in Education, 2nd edition. sets of letters included in the book: from
statistically. Ballinger is executive director Virginians and former Virginians; from
emeritus of the National Association for n Pennsylvania; and from Indiana soldiers
Year-Round Education. fighting in the Civil War. Cash provides
ANNE HUSTED BURLEIGH ’63, intricately detailed and historically
n John Adams (Transaction Publishers – accurate accounts of the people who
ISBN: 978-1-4128-1000-5). In this new wrote the letters included in his book,
TAMARA BEAUBOEUF- paperback edition (the original hardbound providing readers with the necessary
LAFONTANT, associate professor edition was published in 1969), Burleigh background information they need to
of sociology and education studies, gives us a warm, sensitive study of John better understand these personal and
Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Adams in the many roles he played historical documents. Cash’s book also
Woman (Temple University Press – during his eventful life: student, lawyer, includes essays that provide insight on the
ISBN: 978-1-59213-668-1). While polemicist, founding father, diplomat, impact that the American Civil War had,
Beauboeuf-Lafontant argues in her president, husband and father. His own an effect that he argues continues today.

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n two ammunition ships of the United on foreign policymaking in the United


States Navy in the Pacific during World States. Baum and Groeling have
TIMOTHY G. COLLINS ’80 and War II. His eyewitness accounts of the produced a credible, comprehensive, and
Mary Jane Maples, Time Zones (National attack on Pearl Harbor on April 6, 1945, consistent analysis of why journalists
Geographic Society – ISBN: 978-1-4240- and his photographs and records of his cover foreign policy in a skewed fashion
3489-5). Time Zones is a motivating experiences on two U.S. Navy ships and how this ultimately affects public
textbook for learning English as a foreign throughout the war show what it felt like opinion about conflicts such as the Iraq
language that teaches middle school to be part of such a monumental war war.” Groeling is associate professor of
and high school learners four essential in history. Honest and heartfelt, Cook’s communication studies at the University
language skills – listening, speaking, terse prose throughout the memoir of California, Los Angeles.
reading and writing – in an inspirational allows readers to feel the same immediacy
format that combines a communicative that he felt as a Navy officer and share in n
approach with stunning photography his pertinent experiences fighting for the
and content from National Geographic Allies in the Pacific during World War II. BETH FELKER JONES ’98, Touched
Society publications. This textbook by a Vampire (Multomah – ISBN:
exposes learners to knowledge about n 978-1-60142-278-1). With 48 million
North American culture and English copies of the Twilight Saga in print and a
speakers worldwide as well as the varieties TIM J. GROELING ’92 and Matthew succession of upcoming blockbuster films
of the English language used around the A. Baum, War Stories: The Causes and based on it, now is the time to ask the
world. The complete four-level series is Consequences of Public Views of War important question: Can vampires teach
directed toward learners in Asia and Latin (Princeton University Press – ISBN: us about God’s plan for love? Jones’ book
America. Collins has a Ph.D. in Teaching 978-0-691-13859-6). Groeling and investigates the themes of the four-book
English as a Foreign Language from the Baum develop a “strategic bias” serial phenomenon written by Stephanie
University of Texas at Austin as well as theory that explains the foreign-policy Meyer, from a Biblical perspective. Jones
two master’s degrees from the University communication process as a three-way examines whether the story’s redemptive
of Illinois. He is an assistant professor at interaction among the press, political qualities outshine its darkness, utilizing
National-Louis University in Chicago elites and the public, each of which has the best-selling saga to spark discussions
and also a visiting assistant professor at distinct interests, biases and incentives. about love, life and faith among Twilight
National Ilan University in Taiwan. Most of us learn virtually everything we fans, parents, teachers and youth workers.
know about foreign policy from media Jones is assistant professor of theology at
n reporting of elite opinions. War Stories Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. She
reveals precisely what this means for the is author of The Marks of His Wounds:
HAROLD J. COOK ’40, Zigzagging future of U.S. foreign policy. James T. Gender Politics and Bodily Resurrection, as
in the Pacific (Evangel Press – ISBN: Hamilton of Duke University says, “War well as numerous articles and reviews.
978-0-0692-00427-2). In his memoir, Stories will have a major impact on how
Cook recalls his service as an officer on scholars think about media influences n

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RECENT WORDS
BARBARA KINGSOLVER ’77, The Calculus Collection is a useful resource the Fermi National Accelerator Center
Lacuna (HarperCollins Publishers – for everyone who teaches calculus in near Chicago and the Anheuser-Busch
ISBN: 978-0-06-085257-3). Her first high school or in a two- or four-year Brewery in St. Louis. From universities
novel in almost a decade, the New college or university. It consists of of science to national laboratories,
York Times best-selling author Barbara 123 articles selected by a panel of six particle accelerators to energy labs and
Kingsolver takes readers on an epic veteran high school teachers, each of beyond – Nickell illuminates the history
journey from the Mexico City of artists which was originally published in math of each topic and paints a panorama
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the Horizons, MAA FOCUS, The American of stunning achievements in physics
America of Pearl Harbor, F.D.R., and J. Mathematical Monthly, The College and chemistry. Nickell teaches physics
Edgar Hoover. The book’s protagonist, Mathematics Journal or Mathematics at Franklin Central High School in
Harrison Shepherd, born in the United Magazine. The articles focus on engaging Indianapolis and is an associate faculty
States and reared in a series of provisional students who are encountering the member at Indiana University-Purdue
households in Mexico, is thrown core ideas of calculus for the first time. University at Indianapolis. He is winner
between the shifting political winds It is filled with insights, alternative of the Presidential Award for Excellence
of the north and south, in a plot that explanations of difficult ideas, and in Science and Mathematics Teaching,
turns many times on the unspeakable suggestions for how to take a standard the nation’s highest honor for science and
breach – the lacuna – between truth problem and open it up to the rich mathematics teachers.
and public perception. Kingsolver is mathematical explorations available
the author of seven works of fiction, when you encourage students to dig n
including the novels The Poisonwood a little deeper. Most of the articles are
Bible, Animal Dreams and The Bean simply interesting, timeless explorations KENT A. ONO ’87, Contemporary
Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays of the mathematics encountered in a first Media Culture and the Remnants of a
and creative nonfiction. Her 12 books calculus course. Colonial Past (Peter Lang Publishing –
of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction ISBN: 978-0-8204-7939-2). Ono’s book
have been translated into 19 languages, n examines contemporary representations
and her work has won numerous awards, of colonialism by developing a
including the National Humanities DUANE S. NICKELL ’80, Guidebook historically and culturally specific theory
Medal. for the Scientific Traveler: Visiting Physics of neocolonialism in U.S. media culture.
and Chemistry Sites Across America Noting that colonialism never officially
n (Rutgers University Press – ISBN: 978- ended in the United States, Ono draws
0-8135-4730-5). Written in an easy-to- together race, gender, sexuality and
ROGER B. NELSEN ’64 and Caren read and accessible style, Guidebook for nation to examine neocolonialism in
L. Diefenderfer, The Calculus Collection: the Scientific Traveler is a practical and popular media narratives. Offering
A Resource for AP and Beyond (The fun way to promote scientific literacy. five cases on Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
Mathematical Association of America Enjoy reading about spending time at the sale of the Seattle Mariners, Mighty
– ISBN: 978-0883857618). The Titan Missile Museum in Tucson, Ariz., Morphin Power Rangers, Pocahontas, and

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Star Trek: The Next Generation – and and distribution of public opinion
providing current media examples in polling information.
the introduction and conclusion – the
book documents the persistence of n
colonialism in media culture. The book’s
critical examination from a historical DAVID H. TRIPP AND WESLEY
and cultural perspective makes it W. WILSON, eds., DePauw’s Forgotten
possible to alter colonialism for future Founder: The Memoirs of Calvin
generations. Ono is professor in the Washington Ruter (DePauw University –
Asian American Studies Program and ISBN: 978-0-936631-15-8). DePauw’s
Institute of Communications Research Forgotten Founder is a sketch of the two-
at the University of Illinois, Urbana- volume, hand-written orthography by
Champaign. Calvin Ruter of his life. The memoirs
offer unique insight into the part that he
n played in the founding of Indiana Asbury
(later renamed DePauw) University and
SCOTT W. RASMUSSEN ’86, In gives a clear picture of the man and the
Search of Self-Governance (Rasmussen event. This edition of Ruter’s memoirs
Reports – ISBN: 978-1449593544). has been prepared for readability. While
Rasmussen argues that self-governance Tripp’s transcription of Ruter’s work
is about far more than politics and remains as written, most of Tripp’s
government. Underlining the way that editorial notes have been incorporated
Americans are united in the belief that into the text, so as not to interrupt the
their political system is broken, that flow of the narrative. Rev. Tripp served
politicians are corrupt and that neither three churches in the United Methodist
major political party has the answers, North Indiana Conference from 1991-
Rasmussen argues that now is the time 2007. Wilson is coordinator of archives
for the American people to govern and special collections at DePauw.
themselves. He provides practical,
relevant information about how n
individuals and groups can help America
do better as a nation through different
strategies of self-governance. Rasmussen
is founder and president of Rasmussen
Reports, an independent media company
specializing in the collection, publication
(Photo: Larry Ligget)

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From the DePauw Alumni Association


Greetings from the Alumni Association Board of Directors and Bartlett Alumni
House staff!
We are delighted to announce the newly nominated members of the Alumni
Association Board of Directors who will be officially welcomed during the June
board meeting. The incoming members are:
• Denzil P. Bennett ’85 (Minneapolis)
• Cathy A. Bryant ’86 (Indianapolis)
• J. David Gislason ’82 (St. Louis)
• Thomas R. Schuck ’72 (Cincinnati)
• Tyler B. Somershield ’69 (Cleveland)
• James M. Tomsic ’69 (Elyria, Ohio)
• Carolyn E. Whittier ’97 (Richmond, Va.)
The Bartlett Alumni Office staff enjoys supporting this group of dedicated
Janet L. Johns ’85
President of the Alumni Association alumni volunteers committed to promoting and supporting our alma mater.
One of DePauw’s great strengths is our vital network of dedicated alumni,
parents and friends. Each of us can play an important role in advancing
DePauw. Here are ways in which you can help:
• Update your contact information in alumni e-Services
(www.depauw.edu/e/alumni).
• Attend on-campus and regional alumni events
(www.depauw.edu/alumni).
• Recommend prospective students
(www.depauw.edu/admission/resources/recommend-student.asp).
• Nominate alumni for the Alumni Association Board of Directors and
Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards
(www.depauw.edu/alumni/BOD/nominations.asp).
• Make a gift to the Annual Fund today and help us achieve our goals
(www.depauw.edu/development).
• Remember DePauw in your will and estate plans
Jennifer Clarkson Soster ’88
Executive Director of Alumni Relations (http://depauw.plannedgifts.org).
Both the Alumni Association Board of Directors and Bartlett Alumni House
staff hope you are planning to join us for Alumni Reunion Weekend 2010 when
DePauw University we will Celebrate Your DePauw, June 9-13, 2010. Every year, Alumni Reunion
congratulates Butler Weekend reinvigorates not only those who participate, but also the University we
University men’s
love. During Reunion Weekend, you will renew ties with friends, explore new
basketball head
ideas and discover common bonds with newly found friends. This year’s program
coach Brad Stevens
promises to be an energizing weekend that will bring our alumni community
’99 and his team for
together to celebrate DePauw.
reaching the NCAA
national championship title game.
For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at
alumnioffice@depauw.edu or toll-free 877-658-2586.

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Celebrate
your
DePauw
at Alumni Reunion Weekend 2010
www.depauw.edu/alumni

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS
n Let the celebration begin: Join us for the n Pick up your pencils and return to the
island-themed Friday night all-alumni classroom: Attend the many Alumni
dinner and entertainment in Bowman Colleges featuring current faculty
Park. members and fellow alumni throughout
n Visit and rediscover the intellectual the weekend.
vibrancy: Current and emeriti faculty n Listen for the bagpipes: Respond to the
members will attend the Academic the sound as they herald the call to our
Department Open House on Friday Alumni Celebration in the Green Center
afternoon. for the Performing Arts.
n Reconnect and reminisce: Living unit n Let the celebration continue: Swing to the
and affinity group lunches will be held sounds of the “Cool City Swing Band” in
around campus on Saturday. Bowman Park Saturday night.
n Don’t forget future Tigers: A special n Where it all began: Plan to attend
children’s program will be available on the second annual “Met and Married
Saturday. Brunch” on Sunday morning.

For complete information, including a detailed schedule of events and registration details,
please visit www.depauw.edu/alumni or call toll-free 877-658-2586.

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Alumni attorneys and physicians share their


experience and network with students during
on-campus program
One hundred and two DePauw alumni,
parents and friends joined nearly 100
current students for an important
discussion of healthcare issues during
Alumni Attorneys and Physicians
Program on campus Friday and Saturday,
March 5-6. The event, which focused
on “Responsibility in Healthcare,” also
provided ample opportunities for alumni
attorneys and physicians to network with
and mentor students who are considering
careers in the legal and medical fields.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
and Continuing Medical Education
Deborah J. Daniels ’73 Daniel F. Evans Jr.
(CME) credits were approved for alumni
attorneys and physicians. and law school admission process, get fields for a career,” Daniels said. “When
“Healthcare is one of the top issues accepted, and even find a residency or I was a student, I was almost intimidated
in the United States at this time,” said place to practice.” by adults in a profession, but I think
Dr. David B. Stevens ’51, chief of During a keynote address on Friday today’s students are much more engaged
staff emeritus at Shriners Hospital for evening to open the program, Deborah and comfortable in addressing significant
Children in Lexington, Ky., and a session J. Daniels ’73, partner in Krieg DeVault issues with adult professionals.”
panelist. “My hope is that this seminar LLP in Indianapolis, reviewed the issues On Saturday morning, Marcia A.
lets the physicians and attorneys know that attendees would address in Saturday’s McKelligan, Blair Anderson and Martha
that we would like to form an interest panel sessions. “This is a wonderful Caroline Rieth Professor of Applied Ethics
group among alumni – physicians, and opportunity not only for alumni and professor of philosophy at DePauw,
maybe attorneys, too. I think we can practicing law and medicine, but also for moderated two panel presentations in the
really help students navigate the medical students who are thinking about these Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media,
Watson Forum. One panel discussed “The
Pressing Social and Legal Issues Related
to Scarcity and Allocation of Medical
Resources,” and the other addressed the
question of “Is Healthcare a Privilege,
a Right or a Responsibility?” (To see a
complete list of the alumni panelists,
go to www.depauw.edu/alumni/events/
attorneysphysicians.asp.)
The luncheon speaker was Daniel F.
Evans Jr., president and CEO of Clarian
Health Partners in Indianapolis. His talk,
in the Memorial Student Union Building
ballroom, was titled “Who Killed
Healthcare Reform?”
The afternoon sessions, which met

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answer questions about the field and the
transition into the field.”
Following the panel presentations,
a networking reception in the Green
Center for the Performing Arts, Great
Hall and Rotunda, allowed students,
alumni and DePauw faculty members to
talk informally. A closing reception and
dinner was held in the Walden Inn &
Conference Center.
“A key goal of the program was to
assist our students in assessing and
preparing for admission and success in
law or medical school,” said Jennifer
Clarkson Soster ’88, executive director
in Watson Forum and the Thompson alumni advice to be particularly helpful of alumni relations and member of
Recital Hall in the Green Center for in the areas of the time commitment the program planning committee. “To
the Performing Arts, were designed required to prepare for and practice in that end, we invited DePauw alumni
especially as guidance for current the medical and legal fields, the various currently enrolled in these graduate
students. DePauw President Brian W. options available, and personal issues school programs as well as practicing
Casey moderated an alumni panel titled such as how to make time for family. alumni attorneys and physicians who can
“A Day in the Life of an Attorney.” Steven David M. Cylkowski, who graduated describe the reality of their working lives.
V. Langerud, DePauw’s director of career from DePauw last year and is now a law We want to utilize the strong DePauw
development, served as moderator of student at Georgetown University, was alumni network to better help our
panels that covered “A Day in the Life of a panelist for “What I Wish I Knew students prepare for life after DePauw.”
a Physician” and “What I Wish I Knew About Law School” and praised the To view photo galleries of the
About Medical or Law School: Preparing program. “Students need something Alumni Attorneys and Physicians
for Admission and Success.” Another like this. It was very valuable to have Program on the DePauw Web site, go to
session, “What I Wish I Knew About the attorneys talking with the students,” www.depauw.edu/photos.
Law School: Preparing for Admission he said. “I found my internship at a To read more about the Alumni
and Success,” was moderated by Danniel law firm in Chicago through DePauw Attorneys and Physicians Program
Weatherford ’97, admission director for connections. Networking is probably the and review the complete program, go
Indiana University Maurer School of greatest untapped resource for students. to www.depauw.edu/alumni/events/
Law. (To see a complete list of the alumni Alumni are always willing to help and attorneysphysicians.asp.
panelists, go to www.depauw.edu/alumni/
events/attorneysphysicians.asp.)
Student participants felt the panel
presentations were very helpful. Three
freshmen – Schuyler A. Cook, Sara R.
Drury and Katherine L. Hill – sat in
the front row of Watson Forum for the
afternoon sessions about a day in the life
of physician and preparing for medical
or law school. “We were told you have to
start working from day one if you want
to get into medical school,” Cook said.
“We took advantage of the program and
networked with the alumni here.”
The three students said they found

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Corrections to the Annual
Honor Roll of Donors
DePauw University strives to maintain accu-
racy in the preparation of the Annual Honor
Roll of Donors. Unfortunately, mistakes do
occur. We apologize for the following errors
and omissions that appeared in the winter
2009-10 issue of DePauw Magazine.
n On page 20 – G. Richard Locke III ’83
and Jean L. Locke, Friend should have
appeared in The Washington C. DePauw
Society Roster of Annual Members.
n On pages 37-79 – Lifetime members of
the DePauw Loyalty Society should have
been recognized in boldface type in the
donor lists for alumni classes, Parent Giv-
ing, and Friend, Faculty and Staff.
n On page 51 – Marilyn Shultz Evans
should have been listed in the Founders
Circle of the Class of 1973 donor list. Her
gift should also have been listed as a Gift
The Board of Visitors met on campus on March 4. Board members attending included in Memory of Cynthia Van Tassel Yeo.
n On page 55 – Giles Richard Locke III
Roberta O. Barnes ’70, E. Webb Bassick, IV ’74, André L. Bréwer ’93, William
should have appeared in the Charter
J. Butler ’82, Kenneth W. Coquillette ’82, Jeffrey A. Cozad ’86, Glenn E. Davis
Circle in the Class of 1983 donor list.
’79, Justin C. Dye ’94, Charles A. Greene, Jr. ’96, Susan T. Hagaman ’64, Douglas
n On page 60 – Karyn Emison Uptain’s
S. Hynden ’78, Carolyn T. Jones ’58, Leslye Jones-Beatty ’82, Janice P. Kern ’71,
name should have appeared in bold-
Holiday Hart McKiernan ’80, Christy Umlauf Moberly ’82, Rita M. Alliss Powers ’86,
face to recognize her membership in
Christine E. Plank Rales ’74, Todd R. Roberson ’82, Pamela A. Rons ’77, Gregory A.
the DePauw Loyalty Society for five or
Sissel ’94, Lance A. Swank ’83, Jill Greene Thompson ’75 and Loren Cerone Tozer ’82.
more consecutive years of giving to the
DePauw Annual Fund.
Alpha Chi Omega will n On page 68 – Frank Walker Gilmer and
Peggy Gilmer should have been listed
celebrate 125 years in in the Patrons Circle of the Friends,
October Faculty and Staff donor list, not in the
Attention all Alpha Chi Omegas! Parent Giving donor list.
On Oct. 15, 2010, we will mark the n On page 72 – Jean L. Locke should have
125th anniversary of our sisterhood. been listed in the Charter Circle of the
To celebrate this momentous Friends, Faculty and Staff donor list.
event, a committee is planning an n On page 72 – Daniel F. Evans, Jr.
unforgettable day of events that all should have been listed in the Founders
sisters are welcome to attend. Circle of the Friends, Faculty and Staff
Events are scheduled on Saturday, donor list.
Oct. 16, 2010. A brunch will be held at the Chapter House at 11 a.m. followed n On page 72 – Karne Miene Stubbs
by house and campus tours. A formal dinner gala will begin at 6 p.m. on campus. should have been listed as Karen Miene
If you are interested in joining the committee or becoming a representative for Stubbs.
your decade, please contact the committee at axoalpha125@gmail.com. Decade n On page 87 – Helen L. Poorman ’82
representatives will help reach out to fellow alumnae from their own decade. We should have been listed as a member of
hope to see you this fall! the 2009-10 DePauw Alumni Regional
Club in North Texas.

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GOLD alumni event in Chicago Jan. 14.

2009 Summer Send-Off Parties


The Office of Admission and Office of Alumni Relations express their appreciation to alumni and parents listed below for hosting this
year’s summer send-off parties for incoming first-year students. Thanks to so many loyal friends, DePauw was able to provide parties
in 17 locations.
If you are interested in hosting a send-off party next summer, please contact Keely Nearpass ’09, admission officer, at
keelynearpass@depauw.edu or 800-447-2495.

Location Host Location Host


Bloomington, Ind. Lawrence P. Taylor ’69 and Ft. Wayne, Ind. Scott A. Fredrick ’87
Margaret Taylor
Grand Rapids, Mich. Colette Engert Harlow ’85 and
Stephen C. Jones ’69 and Robert Harlow
Kathryn Jones
Indianapolis Richard J. and Emily (Mills ’94)
Jo Anne Bowen
Hawk ’93
Chicago (North) Bradley J. Simmons ’93 and
Indianapolis (North) Stephen N. and Sarah (Morehead ’87)
Julie Simmons
Combs ’87
Chicago (West) William J. and Kim (Klinger ’81)
Lafayette, Ind. Nasey Shipley
Butler ’82
Kathleen Shipley ’11
Katherine Butler ’12
Lexington, Ky. Ronald and Kathleen Sink
Cincinnati John J. and Amy (Gurney ’87)
Getgey ’87 Kathleen Sink ’12

James P. and Amy (Williams ’90) Merrillville, Ind. Sherri Ashby Modrak ’87
Getgey ‘88 Minneapolis Douglas and Anna Mae Lambert
Columbus, Ohio Rick and Sarah (Robinson ’74) Coffin Elizabeth ’09 and Greg ’13 Lambert
Matt Coffin ’13 St. Louis James H. and Beth (Stewart ’81)
Denver Carole Summers Shaw ’79 and Barrett ’79
Kevin Shaw Kyle ’10 and Andrea ’13 Barrett
Julia Shaw ‘11
South Bend, Ind. Peter J. and Dinah (Hanson ’00)
Evansville, Ind. Robert J. and Alicia (Warner ’00) Sampson ’00
Davis ’00

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Mark E. English ’64
organized a gathering
of alumni and friends
in Naples, Fla., on Feb.
21. The special guest
was Robert M. Steele
’69, director of The
Janet Prindle Institute
for Ethics. Attendees
included, from left to
right: Dinah Eggers
Mannlein ’64, Robert
B. Harding ’64, Susan
Weeks Carson ’64,
Philip L. Carson ’64 and
Mark E. English ’64.

Presidential receptions
Washington, D.C. Atlanta

Christine Plank Rales ’74, right, hosted a reception for President Hosts for the Presidential Reception in Atlanta on Feb. 17 were
Brian W. Casey, left, in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21. At Todd R. Roberson ’82, left, and Marian Blew Roberson ’81.
center is Christine’s son, Alexander Rales. President Brian W. Casey is at right.

Several members of the Class of 2009 were among the Washington, Enjoying the Presidential Reception in Atlanta are, from left,
D.C.-area alumni who met and visited with President Brian W. Julie A. Trowbridge ’88, Emily L. Beals ’69, Marcia M. Fuller
Casey. From left are David M. Cylkowski, Lauren C. Lefebvre, Emily ’93 and Mark Zeigler.
J. Karsnak, Thomas M. Walz, Neal J. McKinney and JooWon Park.

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Alumni travel programs 2011


The Alumni Relations Office has scheduled seven extraordinary travel programs for
DePauw alumni in 2011. Don’t miss out on these tours:

HISTORIC REFLECTIONS • April 2-13, 2011


Follow in the wake of great explorers as you navigate across the sapphire seas of the
Mediterranean on the elegant Oceania Cruises’ Insignia. Ports of call on the shores of
France, Monaco, Italy, Greece and Turkey will provide a kaleidoscope of unforgettable
experiences. From $3,499 per person double occupancy (including airfare).

RADIANT REFLECTIONS • April 15-26, 2011


Discover some of the Mediterranean’s loveliest ports of call while sailing on Oceania
Cruises’ newest ship, Marina. Explore the legendary and picturesque shores of Spain,
France, Monaco and Italy along with many historical treasures on this fascinating
voyage. From $3,499 per person double occupancy (including airfare).

PASSAGE TO PANAMA • April 26-May 12, 2011


Cruise the fascinating Panama Canal, experience vibrant Key West, take in the colorful
beauty of Colombia and Mexico, and discover the exotic wildlife of Costa Rica, while
cruising on the elegant and intimate 684-passenger Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. From
$3,299 per person double occupancy (including airfare).

ALASKAN ADVENTURES • June 21-July 1, 2011


Embrace Alaska’s rugged beauty while cruising on the elegant Oceania Cruises’ Regatta.
Sail the Seymour Narrows to the magnificent Hubbard Glacier, stopping in the charming
Alaskan ports of Wrangell, Skagway, Kodiak, Sitka and Ketchikan. Price TBD.

VIKINGS, KINGS, & CASTLES • July 14-29, 2011


Explore the rich history and dramatic scenery of Northern Europe while cruising on the
grand and elegant Marina, Oceania Cruises’ newest ship. Interludes in England, Scotland,
Norway, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Wales offer delightful insights into ancient customs
and traditions. From $5,299 per person double occupancy (including airfare).

SCANDINAVIAN & RUSSIAN SPLENDORS • Aug. 7-22, 2011


The best of Scandinavia and Northern Europe is yours to discover in this magical
voyage aboard the intimate 684-passenger Oceania Cruises’ Insignia. Explore scenic
ports, vibrant cities and historic treasures in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany,
Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden. From $5,299 per person
double occupancy (including airfare).

JEWELS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN & GREEK ISLES • Oct. 24-Nov. 4, 2011


Follow the development of great civilizations as you navigate across the sapphire seas
of the Mediterranean on the luxurious Oceania Cruises’ Nautica. Ports of call on the
shores of Monaco, Italy, Greece, and Turkey offer a colorful collage of cultural delights.
From $3,499 per person double occupancy (including airfare).

For more information about these exciting tours, to obtain a brochure and learn how to
register, contact the DePauw Alumni Relations Office at alumnioffice@depauw.edu or
call 877-658-2586. More information is available on the Alumni Relations Web site at
www.depauw.edu/alumni.

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Class Notes
1927 Woodland Pond Circle, #335, New Paltz,
NY 12561. She would enjoy hearing from Class Notes Policy
Margaret I.
DePauw classmates. Her e-mail address is The class notes section of DePauw
Johnson celebrated
doris.b.armstrong@gmail.com. Magazine allows DePauw alumni to
her 104th birthday,
keep their classmates and the University
Oct. 8, 2009.
1947 current on their careers, activities and
She lives at 254
whereabouts.
N. Merrill St., John “Jack” S. Wells Jr. and Deborah
All information for class notes should
Fortville, IN 46040. Trees Loupee ’51 were married May 22, 2009,
be sent to DePauw University, DePauw
(See photo, left.) on Debbie’s 80th birthday. They live at 901
Magazine, 300 E. Seminary Street, P.O.
Bloomfield Club Court, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Margaret I. Johnson ’27 Box 37, Greencastle, IN 46135-0037.
48301. Jack’s e-mail address is swellj@aol.com.
You may also fax the information to
1933 Debbie’s e-mail address is dloupee@att.net.
765-658-4625 or e-mail to dgrooms@
Lucy W. Brennan of Garrett, Ind., has depauw.edu.
established The Bernard R. Brennan Endowed 1948
Photographs will be used as space
Scholarship Fund at DePauw in memory of John J. Baughman, professor emeritus of allows and cannot be returned. If you
her late husband, Bernard “Pete” Brennan. history at DePauw, received the Washburn submit digital photos, the images should
To honor their long association with the Chapter of the Daughters of the American be shot at the highest resolution on the
City of Garrett and DeKalb County, the Revolution’s first-ever award for historic digital camera. Images must be saved at the
Brennan Scholarship Fund will be used to preservation. He is author of numerous highest resolution or 300 ppi minimum
provide financial aid for students admitted articles and papers concerning DePauw and in JPEG format.
to and enrolled at DePauw, who have resided the Methodist Church in Indiana. Baughman In the interest of privacy, we will publish
in DeKalb County for at least one year is author of Our Past, Their Present: Historical home and e-mail addresses only if an
prior to graduation from a public or private Essays on Putnam County, Indiana; and alumnus or alumna specifically requests
high school or have been home schooled in DePauw University: A Pictorial History. us to do so.
accordance with State of Indiana guidelines, Class notes printed in DePauw
and have demonstrated financial need. 1951 Magazine will also be included in the
Deborah Trees Loupee was married on her online version of the magazine.
1940 80th birthday, May 22, 2009, to John “Jack” Please direct class note questions to
S. Wells Jr. ’47. Debbie was attended by her Larry Ligget, editorial assistant, DePauw

June 9-13, son, Richard; son, Robert E. Loupee ’76;


and daughter, Elizabeth Loupee Lippert ’78.
University, P.O. Box 37, 300 E. Seminary
St., Greencastle, IN 46135-0037. Phone:

2010 Debbie and Jack live at 901 Bloomfield Club


Court, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. Debbie’s
765-658-4627; fax 765-658-4625;
e-mail larryligget@depauw.edu.
e-mail address is dloupee@att.net. Jack’s e-mail – Editor
www.depauw.edu/alumni
address is swellj@aol.com.
Ruth Ritz Rusie is featured in United Way’s
national brand advertising in 2010 because she
received the most votes in a national contest.
The contest sought “authentic moving stories
of how people are living united.” Ruth is a
91-year-old former teacher who shares her
love of reading with parents and children. She
won the contest with her story, “90 Years and
Still Teaching.” Ruth volunteers helping local
residents with literacy skills. She is co-chair
of the annual campaign for United Way of
Indiana’s Morgan County.

1943
Penny Parker (Ellen Pengilly), Atlanta, is
winning first place honors in the 80+ age group
in international style standard silver categories
in regional ballroom dancing competitions.
Members of the 1951-52 DePauw classes at the Art Institute of Chicago included C. Emily Clifford
1944
Wilson ’51, Barbara Miller Meeker ’52, Janet Lewis Williams ’52, Janet Sollitt Scholtes ’52 and
Doris Bollinger Armstrong lives at 100 Richard W. Scholtes. (Barbara Tucker Bryant ’52, not attending this tour, usually joins the group.)

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1957
Charles E. Ballinger is co-editor of
Balancing the School Calendar: Perspectives
June 9-13,
from the Public and Stakeholders. Charles is
executive director emeritus of the National
2010
Association for Year-Round Education. (See www.depauw.edu/alumni
Recent Words, page 24.)
Vernon E. Jordan Jr. was a recipient hospital in Bangladesh near the Myanmar
of the Du Bois Medal, Dec. 4, 2009. The (Burma) border on the Bay of Bengal. On
medal is presented by Harvard University previous mission trips, they have assisted with
Institute of Politics W.E.B. Du Bois Institute. patient care and during this most recent trip,
Vernon received the medal in recognition set up a central storeroom of medical supplies.
of contributions to African and African- Joseph S. Goddard Jr. was inducted
American Culture. into Hinsdale (Ill.) Central High School
Foundation Hall of Fame, Oct. 9, 2009. He
1958 is a veteran sportswriter, and his columns have
Ronald E. Coons and his longtime appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times and the
James H. Williams ’52 companion, Charles Linn, were married Doings of Hinsdale.
June 27, 2009, in Willimantic, Conn., at St. Richard “Dick” H. Tomey retired as head
Paul’s Episcopal Church. Ron is former senior football coach at San Jose State University,
1952 warden for the church and currently serves Dec. 5, 2009. He is currently president of
Barbara Miller Meeker is tour director for on the vestry and as assistant organist. Ron is American Football Coaches Association. He
a group of 1951 and 1952 DePauw alumni professor emeritus of history at the University was inducted into Michigan City (Ind.) High
who get together annually for a mini-reunion. of Connecticut. School Football Hall of Fame, July 20, 2009.
This year they met in Munster, Ind., and took Ruth Falk Redel has had an annual poetry
a limousine to the Art Institute of Chicago to contest named in her honor by The Heartland 1964
tour the new wing that opened in May 2009. Review, the literary magazine sponsored by Roger B. Nelsen is co-editor of The Calculus
(See photo, previous page.) Elizabethtown Community and Technical Collection: A Resource for AP and Beyond. He
James H. Williams lives in Champaign, College in Elizabethtown, Ky. The poems she is professor of mathematics at Lewis & Clark
Ill., and was an active member of Champaign selected for the first contest were published during College. (See Recent Words, page 26.)
West Rotary Club for 22 years. He received fall 2009. Ruth retired from the college in 1999.
the Rotarian of the Year honor twice. Because She continues encouraging writers and teaches 1965
he was not eligible to receive the award again, literature classes for home-schooled students.
Rotary Club created a special plaque, The Carolyn Hancock Cleland played her first
Jimbo Award For Outstanding Services, for
Jim. The plaque has a weed eater depicted on
harp recital on Aug. 30, 2009, in Greensburg,
Ind. Carolyn plays for weddings, parties, at
June 9-13,
it because of Jim’s 16-year effort involving
the club with helping the city of Champaign
hospitals, nursing homes and church services.
Carolyn lives at 9754 South 100 East, Milroy,
2010
with its ADOPT-A-Highway project. (See IN 46156. www.depauw.edu/alumni
photo, above.)
Robert B. and Elizabeth (Gross) Holland
1959
were recipients of the 2009 Good Samaritans
1955 Willis “Bing” H. Davis spoke at DePauw of the Year Award from Advocate Good
Nicholas H. Kalvin and his wife, Judy, on Oct. 28, 2009, about his life as an artist. Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill.
live at 2240 21st St. S.W., Naples, FL 34117. Bing is founder and retired president of the In recognition of their contribution toward
Nick is a retired ophthalmologist. Their e-mail Willis Bing Davis Art Studio & Gallery in inpatient oncology services, the hospital
address is judithkalvin2240@comcast.net. Dayton, Ohio. dedicated the future inpatient oncology unit
in honor of Bob and Betsy’s son, Kenneth B.
1960
June 9-13, The Black Friar reunion will be held June
Holland ’92, to be named the Kenneth Brooks
Holland Oncology Unit.

2010 11-13, 2010. For more information, contact


Richard M. Bobb at ptbobb@bellsouth.net. . 1967
Nancee Burkett Dickson and her husband, Peter T. Allen, president of Peter Allen
www.depauw.edu/alumni
a surgeon, spent six weeks in a Christian & Associates in Ann Arbor, Mich., gave The

For a schedule of alumni events and information about alumni services, go to:
www.depauw.edu/alumni/index.asp

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McDermond Center Lecture, Oct. 29, 2009, at The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, Nov. 1971
at DePauw. 19, 2009. His speech was titled “The Employee- Kay Heckman Hervey received a Life
Dianne Senger Williams is president of Employer Contract In The Global Economy.” Time Achievement Award in November 2009,
Quinebaug Valley Community College in Tim is chairman and chief executive officer of in recognition of her work with the visually
Danielson, Conn. She received the 2009 Cummins Inc. in Indianapolis. He is a member impaired for more than 30 years.
A Friend of CONNTAC Award from the of the board of directors of Ashland Inc., a Dr. Jack A. Lenhart practices family and
Connecticut Talent Assistance Cooperative global specialty chemicals company. Tim is a geriatric medicine in Schnecksville, Pa. He is
in recognition of “her work in promoting member of DePauw’s Board of Trustees. medical director at Valley Preferred.
and expanding educational opportunities for John T. Neighbours received a 2009
Connecticut residents.” 1970 Charles L. Whistler Award, given by the
Indianapolis Mayor’s Office in collaboration
1968
Robert J. Marshall received a Fulbright June 9-13, with the Greater Indianapolis Progress
Committee, Oct. 27, 2009. The award
Senior Specialist Award in 2007. As a clinical
faculty member at Warren Alpert Medical
2010 recognizes individuals who, outside the regular
duties of their chosen profession, have brought
School (Brown University) and full-time www.depauw.edu/alumni together the public and private sectors for civic
assistant director at Rhode Island Department improvement in Indianapolis. John is a partner
of Health, he received the award for a scholarly James A. Christman was inducted into at the law firm of Baker & Daniels, LLP. and
exchange with Kings College London and the the American College of Trial Lawyers in is chairman-elect of the Greater Indianapolis
National Social Marketing Centre. During November 2009. James is an attorney and Chamber of Commerce.
the six-week exchange, Marshall taught public partner with the law firm of Wildman,
health professionals in the primary care trusts Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP in Chicago. 1972
about the application of social marketing to J. Patrick Grady is author of Homesteading Allen W. Molineux’s composition,
problems in public health. He kept a blog Along the Creek: Pioneer Life in Cave Creek, “Amazing Transformations,” was performed in
of his experiences, which can be viewed at Arizona, 1890-1940. His book gives a history October 2009 by the Carter Mountain Brass
www.broadstreetpump-ri.blogspot.com/. of Cave Creek, Ariz., the community where Band in Gilford, N.H.
Timothy W. Olson is senior vice president Patrick lives.
of business development in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Bruce A. Wohlfeld and his wife, Susan, 1973
retail division in Atlanta. He is responsible for live at 411 Walnut St., #4967, Green Cove
Carson R. Yeager is president of Midwestern
client relationship management. Springs, FL 32043. After five years of
states for Northern Trust Corporation. He
Rev. Cynthia Stahler Wohlleb is pastor and retirement, Bruce has taken a position as an
is responsible for management of all offices
a teacher at the First Congregational Norwich administrative officer with the Peace Corps for
outside of Illinois.
Hill Church in Huntington, Mass. the Eastern Caribbean.

1969
Dr. John “Jack” W. Payne is chairman of
the obstetrics and gynecology department at
Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital in
Illinois. He received the Adventist Midwest
Health Stewardship Award.
Theodore “Tim” M. Solso spoke at DePauw

In September 2009, Laurie Duncan-McWethy ’71 hosted a group of alumni and friends at her home in
Boulder, Colo., and for dinner on the Pearl Street Mall. The dinner group included: Back row, left to right,
Burton J. Sears ’70, Marilyn Ehman Dallet ’70, Cathy Healy Hofmann ’69, David L. Wann Jr. ’71,
Rebecca S. Konowicz ’02, Alison E. Frost ’69 Max Messman ’71, Barbara Zaring ’69, Laurie Duncan-McWethy ’71 and Christopher J. Wurster
and Shalon Schutt Kegg ’04 at the Canadian ’69. Middle row: Anne Wright Schmidt ’71, Lee W. Milne ’70, Mary Ganz ’71, Lela C. Carney ’70,
International School in Hong Kong, September Edwina Dorsey Messman, Michele Fort Merrill ’71, Priscilla O’Connell ’71 and Edward M. Greene
2009. ’71. Front row: Lynne A. Tweedie ’71 and Wendy Blythe Gifford ’71.

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1974 Force Security Assistance Center (AFSAC)
Elisa A. Turner is a part-time instructor
of English in the College Prep Writing Lab
at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Cheryl lives in Beavercreek, Ohio. Her e-mail June 9-13,
at Kendall Campus as well as a freelance
writer for ARTnews in Miami. She writes an
address is clkeggan@aol.com.
Kent B. McDill covers the Chicago Bulls 2010
for nba.com, the Web site for the National
art criticism blog and authors the Artcentric www.depauw.edu/alumni
column for Arts Circuits, a print and online Basketball Association. Kent covered the Bulls
guide to the visual arts in Miami. from 1988-99 for the Daily Herald in Arlington
an Equitable Future,” at CGI’s annual meeting
Heights, Ill., and was the only writer to cover
in September 2009, in New York City.
1975 all six NBA champion Bulls teams exclusively.
Carter O. Keith and his wife, Jillian,
Kent became a freelance writer in 2008 and is
announce the birth of their twins, Kelly Jennifer
now covering the Chicago Fire for mlsnet.com,
June 9-13, the Web site for major league soccer. Kent serves
as adviser to the school newspaper at Harper
and Gavin Ogden Keith, Dec. 30, 2009. Carter’s
e-mail address is carterkeith@verizon.net.

2010 College in Palatine, Ill., and writes regularly for


The Professional Skaters Association: PS Magazine.
Barbara Martin Tubekis is one of 20
new members appointed to the Serve Illinois
Commission, which supports community
www.depauw.edu/alumni His e-mail address is kmcdill@aol.com.
volunteerism and administers the AmeriCorps
Russell M. Schwartz earned a master’s
W. David Wilson is chief financial officer state program in Illinois. Barbara is a member
degree in education from Capella University
of Piper Aircraft. of DePauw’s Alumni Board of Directors. She
with a specialization in instructional design
is executive director of the Volunteer Center
for online learning. He has been an adviser to
1977 in Winnetka, Ill.
Liberia International Christian College since
Miriam Ball Yutzy and David Hickman its conception in 2004. Russ’ goal is to use
were married Oct. 17, 2009, in Tempe, Ariz. 1981
technology to bring remote instructors in the
They live at 1292 W. Lynx Way, Chandler, United States and other countries to students David A. Borbely is offensive line coach for
AZ 85248. David is a professor of trumpet at at the Ganta campus. the University of Louisville football program.
Arizona State University. Miriam’s e-mail address J. Scott Troeger is office managing partner Donna Good Woodrow was honored as a
is classictouch@att.net. (See photo, below.) at the Elkhart, Ind., office of Barnes & Teacher of Excellence by the South Montgomery
Thornburg LLP. (Ind.) Community School Corporation. She
1978 teaches art at the New Market Elementary
William C. Clyde is executive vice 1979 School in New Market, Ind.
president and provost of Manhattan College Kay E. Pashos is vice president of regulatory
Arthur A. Bryant was named Correctional
in Riverdale, N.Y. affairs and deputy general counsel at Alliant
Educator of the Year by the Indiana
Cheryl L. Keggan is program support Energy Corporation, based in Wisconsin.
Correctional Association, Oct. 7, 2009. Art
manager for the country of Greece at the Air Steven R. Simpson is a partner and
has been a teacher for the Department of
creative director at Goodby, Silverstein &
Correction since November 1980.
Partners in San Francisco. He was a winner in
Glenn E. Davis is a partner at the law firm
the Communication Arts’ 2009 Advertising
of Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.C. in St.
Annual in Menlo Park, Calif.
Louis. His practice focuses on antitrust issues,
Mark P. Utterback is president and chief
securities and corporate litigation. He is a
executive officer of Mental Health America of
member of DePauw’s Board of Visitors.
Eastern Missouri.

1980
1982
Bruce P. Anshutz and his wife, Margie,
Ann P. Corley is in the cast of Law Abiding
adopted Ella Song Anshutz in Guanghou,
Citizen. The movie opened nationwide Oct.
China, Dec. 9, 2008. Ella was born Feb.
16, 2009.
26, 2008. She joins sister Lainey Elizabeth,
J. David Gislason is program director at
6. Bruce is a dentist and recently opened
the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric
Midtown Dentistry in Terre Haute, Ind.,
Medicine at Alton (Ill.) Memorial Hospital.
where he has practiced for the past 20 years.
Brian W. Riley and his family have been
Deborah K. Burand was one of five topic
raising a miracle one puppy at a time for the
leaders for the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative
Miriam S. Ball ’77 and David Hickman past three years. The Riley family are volunteer
(CGI). She co-led the Finance Track, “Financing

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Class Notes
puppy raisers for Canine Companions for
Independence, an organization that provides
highly skilled service dogs to individuals with
disabilities.
Lisa E. Ritter lives at 4344 Stillwater Way,
Plainfield, IN 46168. She works for Harris
Bank in Plainfield. Her e-mail address is
lerriter6@comcast.net.
Michael J. Woodruff and Marshall W.
Reavis IV ’84 traveled to Nigeria and Ghana
as part of their board work for Christian
International Scholarship Foundation, a
nonprofit organization that supports doctoral-
level studies for leaders from the developing
world. Mike’s focus was on seminary
curriculum and faculty development, while
Marshall concentrated on microfinance and
entrepreneurialism. Mike is senior pastor at
Christ Church in Lake Forest, Ill., and Marshall DePauw classmates from the Class of 1983 met in Florida. They included James M. Mullin ’83, Steven
is founder/owner of Chicago-based SVM. (See W. Huber ’83, Stephen E. Bennett ’83, G. Douglas Stewart ’83, Benjamin P. Hohman ’83 and
photo, below.) David A. Morris ’83.

1983 as deputy commander of Task Force 69, Woodruff ’82 traveled to Nigeria and Ghana
Elizabeth A. Enloe is vice president of executing submarine operations in the as part of their board work for Christian
technology at Specialty Risk Services in Atlantic, Mediterranean and the seas International Scholarship Foundation, a
Hartford, Conn. surrounding Africa. Lee serves as chief of staff nonprofit organization that supports doctoral-
Benjamin P. Hohman and fellow to the commander, Navy Region Hawaii. He level studies for leaders from the developing
classmates met in North Capitva Island, Fla., and his wife, Maureen, live in Kailua, Hawaii, world. Marshall concentrated on microfinance
in November 2009. (See photo, above.) with their daughter, Brophy, 11. and entrepreneurialism, while Mike’s focus
Melvin E. Lee is a captain in the United Debra Markstone Castino was named was on seminary curriculum and faculty
States Navy. He received the Legion of one of the top 10 realtors with F.C Tucker development. Marshall is founder/owner of
Merit Award in November 2009 for actions Company in Indiana. She is a vice president Chicago-based SVM and Mike is senior pastor
and lifetime president’s club member. She at Christ Church in Lake Forest, Ill. (See
lives in Noblesville, Ind., with her husband, photo, left.)
Bill. They have one son in college and another
son in high school. Deb’s e-mail address is 1985
dcastino@talktotucker.com.
David A. Morris was speaker for The
Robert C. McDermond Center Lecture Series, June 9-13,
Nov. 10, 2009. David is senior vice president
and managing director of Grubb & Ellis/ 2010
Gundaker Commercial in St. Louis.
www.depauw.edu/alumni
Gregory K. Ruark is executive director of
Terre Haute (Ind.) Family Y. Greg is part-time Mark T. Lancaster is vice president of
assistant women’s soccer coach at DePauw. business development for Advanced Fund
Administration of the Summit, N.J., office.
1984 John A. Perry is senior associate dean
Michael J. Woodruff ’82, left, and Marshall W. W. Winston Briggs is a trial lawyer and for BioMedical Advancement at Brown
Reavis ’84 with Blessing Ogunyemi, wife of one of owner of Winston Briggs Law Firm in Atlanta. University. He leads the team that is
the Ph.D. scholar-leaders who has been supported He focuses on representing people who have responsible for philanthropy, alumni relations
by the Christian International Scholarship been injured or killed by the negligence and and communications for Brown’s Warren
Foundation. Woodruff and Reavis serve on the carelessness of others. Alpert Medical School as well as the programs
nonprofit organization’s board of directors. Marshall W. Reavis IV and Michael J. in biology and public health. He and his wife,

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Julie, live in Providence, R.I. studies and media and cinema studies at the 1991
Thomas A. Trowbridge, an oral and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Wendell L. Bontrager is executive vice
maxillofacial surgeon, was general chair of the Ill. (See Recent Words, page 26.) president at Tower Bank in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Yankee Dental Congress 35, New England’s Juliana M. Overmier was a winner of the Wendell is involved at the board level with
largest dental meeting in January 2010. 2009 Solo Artist Competition sponsored by local charitable organizations, including Mad
Thomas has offices at Lowell Oral Surgery Chicago Flute Club. She is an instructor of Anthony’s Children’s Hope House, Youth for
Associates in Lowell, Mass., and Nashua Oral music at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Christ and Fort Wayne Country Club.
Surgery Associates in Nashua, N.H. He and Maria Brazil Ianni lives at 6433 High
his wife, Karen, live in North Andover, Mass. 1988 Drive, Mission Hills, KS 66208. Her e-mail
They have two children, Matthew and Rachel. Eric B. Braun is dean of students and associate address is maria.ianni@mac.com.
professor of higher education administration at Amy L. Comer and Kent S. Elliott (Rose-
1986 New England College in Henniker, N.H. His Hulman Institute of Technology) were married
Jeffrey J. Quinn is head football coach at e-mail address is ebraun@nec.edu. Dec. 27, 2009. They live at 7 Mark Manor,
the University of Buffalo. Jeff was a finalist for Alexandra Lamson Compton is a member Danville, IN 46122 with their children: Leah,
the 2009 Broyles Award, which is given to the of the development department at Kenyon 13; Luke, 12; Mark, 9; and Ava, 2.
nation’s top assistant coach. College in Gambier, Ohio. She lives in Newark, Barbara Hill Dozier and her husband,
Scott W. Rasmussen is author of In Ohio, with her husband, Jason, and their three Jason, announce the birth of their daughter,
Search of Self-Governance. He is founder children: Matthew, 11; Christopher, 8; and Elsie Lillian Dozier, May 30, 2009. They live
and president of Rasmussen Reports, an Sophie, 5. in Chatham, Ill. Barb is technical consultant
independent media company specializing in Steven C. Salkeld has opened a dental for SynaptiCore LTD. Her e-mail address is
the collection, publication and distribution office, Incredible Changes Dentistry, in bldjcd@yahoo.com.
of public opinion polling information. (See Noblesville, Ind. He lives at 17251 Crescent Andrew T. Ranck is director of the
Recent Words, page 27.) Moon Drive, Noblesville, IN 46060. Indianapolis community living and support
services program at Damar Services, Indiana’s
1987 1989 oldest private not-for-profit provider
Christine Anderson Amidon received the Brian J. Jaworski was named the 2009 of residential services for children with
2009 Indiana School Nurse of the Year Award Midwest Conference Coach of the Year. He is developmental disabilities.
from the Indiana Department of Education on head men’s soccer coach at Grinnell College, Douglas F. Schick earned a master’s degree
Nov. 10, 2009, in recognition for her work. She Grinnell, Iowa. Brian was formerly assistant in liberal arts from the University of Chicago.
is school nurse and health care coordinator for men’s soccer coach at DePauw. He lives in Chicago. His e-mail address is
the Crawfordsville (Ind.) School Corporation. Scott B. Ullem is vice president and dfschick@mac.com.
Dennis E. Bland received Marian chief financial officer for Bemis Company in Dr. Gregory C. Wiggins is a member of the
University’s Franciscan Values Award for Neenah, Wis. staff of Bronson Neurosurgery in Kalamazoo,
leadership in the Indianapolis community. Heather K. Unruh is evening news anchor Mich.
The award is presented to an individual who at Boston’s WCVB-TV.
is “deemed to exemplify the teachings of St. 1992
Francis of Assisi, including making efforts to 1990 Andrew G. Dismore is senior director
serve others.” Dennis is president of Center for Andrea Heslin Smiley is president of of product innovation for Denny’s Inc. in
Leadership Development in Indianapolis. VMS. Andrea is a certified Six Sigma black Spartanburg, S.C. He received a MenuMasters
Amy Newbanks Letke is founder and chief belt. She is a board member of Indiana Award in the Best Limited-Time Offer
executive officer of IntegrityHR in Louisville, Alzheimer’s Association and Indiana category for his Plain White Shake.
Ky. Amy earned a global professional in human Commission for Women. Dr. Kathlyn E. Fletcher and her husband,
resources certification from Human Resource Nancy Knochel Clodfelter and her husband, Jack Littrell, announce the birth of their son,
Certification Institute. Will, announce the birth of their daughter, Luke Joseph Littrell, Dec. 18, 2009. Luke joins
Elizabeth Nicely O’Toole and her Abby Mei Lin Clodfelter, Aug. 3, 2008. The sister Lily Kae, 3, and brother James Carl, 1, at
husband, Kevin, announce the adoption of family lives in Carlsbad, Calif. Nancy’s e-mail their home in Milwaukee. Kathy is associate
their daughter, Audrey Elizabeth Ru O’Toole, address is nancyclod@yahoo.com. professor of medicine at the Medical College
4, in July 2008, from China. Audrey joins twin David B. Lawrence is president of Arts of Wisconsin. Her e-mail address is kathlyn.
brothers Ian and Paul, 11, and sister, Abby, 6, Council of Indianapolis. fletcher@gmail.com.
who is also adopted from China. The family James P. Hanlon is a partner with Baker &
lives at 6109 Estuary Court, Fort Collins, CO Daniels LLP. He was named one of the Forty

June 9-13,
80528 in an environmentally friendly house Under 40 by the Indianapolis Business Journal.
that they recently built. Beth’s e-mail address Karen L. Jung created www.haiti-aid.org
is ba.otoole@comcast.net.
Kent A. Ono is author of Contemporary 2010 to help with Haiti earthquake relief. Karen
worked in Haiti for 18 months to help open
Media Culture and the Remnants of a Colonial and run a health clinic in a small town outside
Past. Kent is a professor of Asian American www.depauw.edu/alumni of Port Au Prince.

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Michael N. Pagano is a member of the D.C., to testify in front of the House
board of governors of the Indiana State Bar
Association. Michael is a magistrate of Lake
Subcommittee on early childhood elementary
and secondary education of Congress for June 9-13,
Superior Court County Division 3.
Jill Pool Roth; her husband, Brian, their
a hearing on improving the literacy skills
of children and young adults. Mary Kay is 2010
son, Charlie, 8; and daughter, Naomi, 4, live student services director for Summit School
www.depauw.edu/alumni
in Seattle. Jill teaches high school Spanish. District in Colorado. Her e-mail address is
Brian works for United Airlines. Jill would mk.dore@yahoo.com. (See photo, below left.)
to her as she delivered a lecture to the
enjoy hearing from classmates. Her e-mail Janet L. Tennyson and her husband,
Management Fellows at DePauw. Angie is the
address is jill_roth@email.com. Hug Manzano, announce the birth of their
founder of Angie’s List. She was a participant
Michael G. and Ann (Walters) Randall son, Benjami Manzano, Nov. 5, 2009. Janet
in a White House forum, Jan. 14, 2010,
announce the birth of their daughter, Emeline is an administrator with Oxford TEFL in
discussing modernizing government.
Beatrice Randall, July 30, 2009. Emeline joins Barcelona, Spain. Hug is a director with
Kelly Novy Anderson is a nursing home
brother Bennett, 5, and sister Josie, 3. Mike’s Banesto Bank. Janet’s e-mail address is janet.
administrator. She and her husband, Brad,
e-mail address is mikerandall30@hotmail.com. tennyson@gmail.com.
have been traveling the country, living in nine
Ann’s e-mail address is aer1731@hotmail.com. Mark A. Toole is a world religions professor
states in the last five years.
in the religion and philosophy department at
Patrick “Pat” B. Roberts and his wife,
1993 High Point University in High Point, N.C.
Allison, announce the birth of their son,
Richard W. Abraham and his wife, Ruth, Kerri (Wightman) and Mark W. Nelson
Ryder Don Roberts, June 2, 2009. Ryder joins
announce the birth of their daughter, Annabel announce the birth of their son, Cooper James
sister, Sophia, 3, at their home in High Bridge,
Grace Abraham, Aug. 16, 2009. Rick’s e-mail Nelson, June 26, 2009. Kerri and Mark were
N.J. Pat is director of college scouting for the
address is rwabraham@cox.net. married Nov. 3, 2007, in Atlanta and live in
Cleveland Browns.
Stephanie J. Pedretti is a flutist and Ypsilanti, Mich. Mark is a lawyer in private
performed at Duncan Hall in Lafayette, Ind., practice with Murphy & Nelson as well as the
1996
Nov. 1, 2009. Her latest CD is Parisian Nights. part-time magistrate for Ypsilanti Township’s
14-B District Court. Kerri is an executive Alina Bower Willig and her husband, Chris,
Tamika Ragland Nordstrom is one of The
meeting manager for Eagle Crest Conference announce the birth of their son, Bower Christiaan
2009 Legal Elite: Georgia’s Most Effective
Resort. Willig, Jan. 11, 2010. Bower joins sister Gracie
Lawyers selected by Georgia Trend magazine.
Jane, 6, at their home in Winona Lake, Ind.
She was also named as a Rising Star for 2009.
1994 Philip J. Hiscock is chief of the criminal
Tamika is a partner at Miller and Martin,
division of the McHenry County (Ill.) State’s
PLLC, in the Atlanta office. She practices in Jeffrey S. Smith is owner of the
Attorney’s Office.
the area of employment litigation defense. Indianapolis-based business City Wide
Kendra D. Roberts is a master jeweler.
Mary Kay Rivard and Bobby Dorr were Maintenance, a management company for
She was on an episode of HGTV’s That’s
married Oct. 23, 2009, on Marco Island, Fla. the building maintenance industry. Jeffrey
Clever! filmed in her studio in New York City.
They live in Breckenridge, Colo. On Nov. 19, received the 2009 Best of Business Award in the
Her inspiration and work was featured in the
2010, Mary Kay was invited to Washington, janitorial service, contract basis category, from
February 2009 issue of Jewelry Artist magazine.
the Small Business Commerce Association.
Daniel R. Roy
Dr. Donald “Mick” N. and Mary (Reid
is a partner in
’97) Sullivan announce the birth of their
Indianapolis law
daughter, Beatrice Adelaide Sullivan, Oct. 14,
firm of Baker &
2009. Beatrice joins brother Oscar, 3, at their
Daniels. He focuses
home in Springfield, Ill. Mick is an orthopaedic
his practice in
surgery resident at Southern Illinois University.
business litigation.
Mary retired after nine years of service as a
(See photo, right.)
firefighter in Decatur, Ill. Mick’s e-mail address
Kathleen Shean
is dsullivan@siumed.edu. Mary’s e-mail address
Zapata is director Daniel R. Roy ’96
is weaselreid@yahoo.com.
of organizational development for Rasmussen
College in Burr Ridge, Ill. She graduated from
the 2009 Rasmussen Leadership Institute, a
1995
professional development program.
Laura Allport Hammack is a member of David C. Wolf and Norie Kizaki were
the Monroe (Ind.) County YMCA board of married in Nata, Japan. They live in Boulder,
directors in Bloomington, Ind. Colo. Norie is a rock climbing guide and
Mary Kay Rivard ’93 and Bobby Dorr wedding Angela Hicks Bowman was honored founder of Undiscovered Japan, which
party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding Oct. 27, 2009, with DePauw’s Robert specializes in luxury travel tours to western
included Emily Smith Coolidge ’93, Andrew P. C. McDermond Medal for Excellence in Japan. David is chief investment officer and
Coolidge ’93 and Kathryn E. Heeke ’93. Entrepreneurship. The medal was presented

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a managing partner of BSW Wealth Partners,
an independent wealth advisory firm. David
would enjoy hearing from DePauw classmates.
His e-mail address is david@bsw.com. (See
photo, right.)

1997
Matthew W. Bowers and his wife, Emeli,
announce the birth of their daughter, Lily
Lynn Bowers, Oct. 2, 2009. Matt and Emeli
live in Henderson, Nev. They both work for
Harrah’s Entertainment. Matt’s e-mail address
is mbowers82@hotmail.com.
Stuart R. Buttrick is a partner with the
law firm of Baker
& Daniels LLP
in Indianapolis. David C. Wolf ’96 and Norie Kizaki wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included
He was named Laura Boback Wolf ’90 and Heather D. Wolf ’99.
to the editorial
advisory boards She is responsible litigation and transactions and general business
with Law360, a for managing all litigation. (See photo, below left.)
daily newswire for aspects of the
business lawyers. college recruiting 1999
Stuart R. Buttrick ’97 process. Angelette
(See photo, right.) Patricia A. Guagliardo and Jeffrey D.
Mary (Reid) and Donald “Mick” Sullivan was selected as a Mohl were married Oct. 24, 2009, in Chicago.
’94 announce the birth of their daughter, recipient of the They live in Indianapolis. Tricia teaches small
Beatrice Adelaide Sullivan, Oct. 14, 2009. Rochester Business business development classes and coaches new
Beatrice joins brother Oscar, 3, at their home in Journal’s Forty entrepreneurs. Jeff runs his own Web and
Angelette Hines
Springfield, Ill. Mick is an orthopedic surgery Under 40 awards. multimedia design business. (See photo, next
Williams ’98
resident at Southern Illinois University. Mary (See photo, right.) page.)
retired after nine years of service as a firefighter Heather McKay Jackson and her husband, Jessica Hayden Hornocker and her
in Decatur, Ill. Mary’s e-mail address is Aaron, announce the birth of their son, Ryan husband, Dennis, announce the birth of their
weaselreid@yahoo.com. Mick’s e-mail address Thomas Jackson, Sept. 23, 2009. They live son, Charles “Charlie” Dennis Hornocker,
is dsullivan@siumed.edu. in Wylie, Texas. Heather’s e-mail address is Aug. 23, 2009. Charlie joins brothers
Dr. Devon Thompson Ebbing and her hmjackson77@yahoo.com. Hayden, 5, and James, 3, at their home in
husband, Jonathan, announce the birth of their Jennifer Philips Bott and her husband, Indianapolis. Jessica is a private tutor and
daughter, Greta Jane Ebbing, July 17, 2009. John, announce the birth of their son, Owen stay-at-home mom. She would enjoy hearing
Greta joins brother A.J., 5, and sister Stella, 3, at Randolph Bott, Sept. 17, 2009. Jennifer was from classmates. Her e-mail address is
their home in Vancouver, Wash. Devon works named Outstanding Junior Faculty of the Year at thehornockers@sbcglobal.net.
part time as a pediatrician at the Vancouver Ball State University. She is the executive director Dr. Kirstin P. Rhinehart is a partner in
Clinic. She is a volunteer leader of the clinic’s of the M.B.A. and graduate certificate programs the eye care practice of Doctors Kintner and
Reach Out and Read program, which promotes at Ball State’s Miller College of Business. Shearer in Mishawaka, Ind. Kirstin practices
the importance of parents reading to their C a s s i d y in the areas of pediatrics and contact lenses.
young children every day. Devon’s e-mail Ruschell Rosenthal Jonathan R. Secrest is an associate with
address is devon-elizabeth@msn.com. joined the law the business law firm of Roetzel & Andress,
firm of Stites & practicing in the Columbus, Ohio, and Fort
1998 Harbison, PLLC, in Lauderdale, Fla., offices. Jon focuses his
the firm’s Louisville, practice on employment-related matters.
Jaime Best Guthals is director of public
Ky., office. She is Bradley K. Stevens was named one of the
relations for Interweave, one of the country’s
a member of the Forty Under 40 by the Indianapolis Business
largest art and craft media companies.
construction service Journal. Brad is head men’s basketball coach at
Angelette Hines Williams is university Cassidy Ruschell group and focuses Butler University.
relations manager for ITT Corporation’s Rosenthal ’98 on construction
space systems division in Rochester, N.Y.

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Patricia A. Guagliardo ’99 and Jeffrey D. Mohl ’99 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the
wedding included W. Kenney Marlatt ’00 (groomsman), Jason M. Anders ’97, William C. Marlatt ’65,
Benjamin C. Everson ’99, Brian J. Fisher ’97, S. Troy Cummings ’96, Kelly A. Conway ’99 (maid
of honor), Richard F. Jones ’98, Erica K. Amoni ’99, Brian A. White ’99, Kirstin P. Rhinehart ’99,
Allison K. Bell ’00 and Brian Abrahams
Amber L. Ewing ’99, Ryan J. Danks ’99 (groomsman), Katy J. Brett ’01, Kimberly Paradise Ridder
’99, John H. Bankhurst ’99 (groomsman), Elizabeth L. Martin ’99, Nicole B. Johnson ’99, Julie Kasl e-mail address is marshallsims@hotmail.com.
Wood ’99, Jeremy P. Seitz ’99 and Elizabeth Hambidge Seitz ’00. Sean J. and Katherine (Sermersheim ’02)
Sreniawski announce the birth of their son,
2000 Super Lawyers. Jennifer focuses her practice on Jacob Casimir Sreniawski, Feb. 13, 2010. Sean is
products liability, premises liability, toxic tort, pursuing a master’s degree in physician assistant
studies at the University of Central Florida.
June 9-13,
contract law and insurance defense litigation.
She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and Katie is project manager at the University of

2010 son. (See photo, below left.) Central Florida. They live in Orlando, Fla.
Jennifer Murman Rolfsrud and her
husband, Ford, announce the birth of their 2001
www.depauw.edu/alumni daughter, Kaia Lynn Rolfsrud, Jan. 26, 2009. Sarah Campbell Wood and her husband,
Allison K. Bell and Brian Abrahams Jennifer is an attorney. Ford is a junior high Robert, announce the birth of their daughter,
(University of Missouri) were married June 5, school math teacher. Harker Broussard Wood, April 6, 2009. They
2009, in Negril, Jamaica. They live in Dallas. W. Marshall Sims is brand manager for live in Colleyville, Texas. Sarah’s e-mail address
(See photo, above right.) Gillette at The Procter & Gamble Company. His is scampbellwood@hotmail.com.
Jason J. Biss and Jill M. Tyner (Creighton
University) were married July 11, 2009, in
Kansas City, Mo. They live at 3652 Ellison
Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Jason
earned a law degree from Creighton University
School of Law and is a deputy prosecutor
with Tippecanoe County (Ind.) Prosecutor’s
Office. Jill is pursuing a degree in pharmacy
from Purdue University School of Pharmacy.
Jason’s e-mail address is jjbiss@hotmail.com
(See photo, right.)
Jennifer Burger
Herrmann is a
partner in the
Indianapolis law
firm of Kightlinger
& Gray, LLP.
Jennifer was listed
in the Rising Stars Jason J. Biss ’00 and Jill M. Tyner wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included
List published John B. Holborow ’00, Jason R. Gray ’00, Larry G. Jovanovic ’00, David W. Garrison ’01, Andrew
in 2010 Indiana Jennifer Burger D. Elliott ’00, Anna Rivard Biss ’04, Ian E. Biss ’04 (best man and brother of the groom), Erin
Herrmann ’00 McDaniel Jovanovic ’00 and Erica Kruse Garrison ’01.

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Kara B. Cebuiko recently earned a doctoral
degree in sociology from Indiana University.
She is a member of the sociology department
at Providence College in Providence, R.I.
Melissa (Dorko) and Jacob A. Swartz ’02
announce the birth of their son, Bastian Asher
Swartz, June 22, 2009. They live in Chicago.
Joy M. Duginske and Frederick M.
Crampton were married Dec. 30, 2006. They live
in Chicago. Joy is a student at Loyola University’s
School of Social Work. Fred is director of
pharmacy business services at Cancer Treatment
Centers of America. (See photo, below.)
Jennifer (Geary) and Jess D. Riefe announce
the birth of their daughter, Paige Caroline Riefe,
Nov. 7, 2009. They live in Chicago.
Erin (Hogan) and Greggory R. Simril
announce the birth of their daughter, Lydia Vanessa E. Von Hendy ’01 and Christopher Wilson Sara J. Grunden ’02 and Stephen Kuhs
Ryan Simril, Sept. 26, 2009. Lydia joins
brother Eli, 4, and sister Reagan, 3, at their New Zealand. Vanessa is a veterinary resident Spanish language public affairs radio show.
home in Noblesville, Ind. Erin’s e-mail address in small animal internal medicine at Purdue (See photo, center left.)
is hogan4444@hotmail.com. Gregg’s e-mail University. Her e-mail address is vvonhend@ Michael C. and Anne (Plymate ’03)
address is gregg.simril@chrobinson.com. purdue.edu. (See photo, above.) Field announce the birth of their daughter,
Kristina Kelwaski Pauling and her Elizabeth Jane Field, Aug. 5, 2009. They live
husband, Josh, announce the birth of their 2002 in Chicago. Mike is a high school social studies
daughter, Anna Elizabeth Pauling, Dec. 21, M e l i s s a teacher. Anne is associate brand manager
2009. They live in Lancaster, S.C. Their e-mail M. Britton is at Kraft Foods. Mike’s e-mail address is
address is kristipauling@hotmail.com. Latino Outreach mfield48@yahoo.com. Anne’s e-mail address
Katherine M. McCleary obtained National coordinator is annepfield@sbcglobal.net.
Board Certified Teacher status in 2009; less for the city of Sara J. Grunden and Stephen Kuhs were
than 3 percent of teachers in the nation Bloomington, Ind. married Oct. 17, 2009, in Richmond, Va.
achieve this certification. She earned a master’s Melissa received Sara is a copywriter at The Martin Agency, an
degree in education from DePaul University the Emerging advertising agency in Richmond. Her e-mail
in 2004. Katherine is an English teacher and Leader Award, in address is wormfood33@gmail.com. (See
instructional support coach at St. Charles Melissa M. Britton ’02 recognition of her photo, above.)
North High School. She and her husband, work with Latino immigrants, given during Elisha L. Modisett earned a J.D. degree from
Benjamin J. Griswold ’01, live in St. Charles, Women’s History Month in 2009 by the City Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.
Ill. They have a daughter, Laine, 1. Katherine’s of Bloomington Commission on the Status She is government and public affairs manager for
e-mail address is katherine.mccleary@d303.org. of Women. She also received the Producer Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis.
Vanessa E. Von Hendy and Christopher of the Year Award from WFHB radio station Natalie M. Moore and Blake A. Koriath
Wilson were married, Oct. 16, 2009, in Hahei, for work producing the ¡Hola! Bloomington (University of North Carolina) were married
May 30, 2009, in Carmel. Ind. Natalie is a Six
Sigma Black Belt at Eli Lilly and Company.
Blake is a senior financial analyst at ExactTarget.
They live in Fishers, Ind. Their e-mail address is
koriath@me.com. (See photo, next page.)
Katherine (Sermersheim) and Sean J.
Sreniawski ’00 announce the birth of their son,
Jacob Casimir Sreniawski, Feb. 13, 2010. Katie
is project manager at the University of Central
Florida. Sean is pursuing a master’s degree in
physician assistant studies at the University of
Joy M. Duginske ’01 and Frederick M. Crampton ’01 Central Florida. They live in Orlando, Fla.

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Jacob A. and Melissa (Dorko ’01) Swartz
announce the birth of their son, Bastian Asher
Swartz, June 22, 2009. They live in Chicago.
Alexander H. Yates and Jessica Fogle were
married Dec. 20, 2008, in Indianapolis. Alex’s
e-mail address is alexhyates@hotmail.com.
(See photo, below right.)

2003
Guillermo “Will” Amezcua is a member of
a team of students at Northwestern University’s
Kellogg School of Management that has taken
first place at the Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare
Case competition. Will is a member of
DePauw’s Alumni Board of Directors.
Aarti A. Bajaj earned a master’s degree
in economics from Vanderbilt University in
2006. She is a doctoral degree candidate in the
Department of Educational Leadership and
Policy Studies in the School of Education at
the University of Kansas. Her e-mail address is Natalie M. Moore ’02 and Blake A. Koriath wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding
abajaj@ku.edu. included Mary K. Huse ’02, Heidi Rochner Thayer ’02, Andrew T. Thayer ’02, Kristal Brick Rauch
John “J.T.” Benton is a member of the ’02, Christi Soule Thompson ’02, James B. Combs ’99, Katherine Sermersheim Sreniawski ’02, Richard
advisory board of GreenNurture. J.T. is senior E. Schulte ’69, Macey Wenzel Judd ’02, Haley Carney Altman ’02, Richard C. Kraege ’70, Anne
vice president of sales at Higher Ed Growth. Beekman Kraege ’70, Nancy L. Nicely ’01, Michael L. Smith ’70, Susan Leet Smith ’71, Sarah Smith
Jacob J. Coy is senior associate and Moore ’01 (bridesmaid), Gregory McGarvey ’72, Stephen L. Todd ’91, Nikki Dillard ’01 (bridesmaid),
executive assistant to the director of conduct Brian W. Jennings ’99, Darcy L. Vannatta ’02 (bridesmaid), Kyle J. Moore ’00 (groomsman), Hilary
policy at Financial Services Authority. Jacob is A. White ’02 (bridesmaid), P. Heath Hayward ’02 (groomsman), Tara Karasch Hayward ’02, Kyle W.
a member of the division’s senior management Maynor ’02, Lauren Knauer Stahl ’02, Chad W. Hinton ’01, Jacob P. Bracken ’02, Amy Kostrzewa
team, sits on the joint risk committee for Bracken ’02, Jonathan A. Klinginsmith ’99 and Megan Greves Klinginsmith ’99.
conduct issues and is a member of the senior
policy board. He co-authored two guides
to further financial capability in the United
Kingdom. His e-mail is jacob@xinchai.net.
Meghann Huels Dials was The Robert C.
McDermond Center Lecture Series speaker,
March 4, 2010, at DePauw. Meggie is partner
relationship manager at ExactTarget.
Alyssa L. Klein earned a master’s degree
in higher education administration from
Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College in May
2009. She is John E. Dolibois European Center
coordinator at Miami University of Ohio. Alyssa
would enjoy hearing from DePauw classmates.
Her e-mail address is kleinal@muohio.edu.
Anne (Plymate) and Michael C. Field
’02 announce the birth of their daughter,
Alexander H. Yates ’02 and Jessica Fogle wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included
Elizabeth Jane Field, Aug. 5, 2009. They
Christopher L. Grashoff ’01, Sarah Holian Grashoff ’01, Zachary A. Miller ’02 (groomsman), Todd J.
live in Chicago. Anne is an associate brand
Lane ’01 (groomsman), Jeffrey A. Springer ’01 (groomsman), Whitney D. Ramsay ’06, Katherine E.
manager at Kraft Foods. Mike is a high school
Rappaport ’09 (bridesmaid), James V. Cerone II ’86, Bradley A. Pierce ’01, Nathan R. Husmann ’01
social studies teacher. Anne’s e-mail address
(groomsman), Molly Carrell Pierce ’01, Rebecca Collevechio Applegate ’02, Kyle A. Applegate ’01, Brian
is annpfield@sbcglobal net. Mike’s e-mail
P. Tyler ’01, Seth E. Johnson ’01, Matthew P. Dinn ’02 (groomsman) and Heather Boody Dinn ’02.
address is mfield48@yahoo.com.

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2004
Matthew J. Kleymeyer and Andrea K.
Speller ’06 were married Sept. 26, 2009, in
Indianapolis. (See photo, page 50.)
Christopher B. Lett and Kendell C.
Crager ’07 were married July 18, 2009, in
Greencastle, Ind. (See photo, left.)
Elin P. Raun and Blake C. Royer ’05 were
married, Aug. 1, 2009, in Bloomington, Ind.
(See photo, below left)
Stephen J. Robinson is a student at
Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of
Management pursuing, a master’s degree in
business administration.
Kathryn L. Welter and Rick Bieterman
were married on Feb. 12, 2010, in San
Francisco. Katy earned a law degree from the
University of Chicago Law School in June
2009. She and her father will open Welter
National Bank in Valparaiso.

2005
Kendell C. Crager ’07 and Cristopher B. Lett ’04 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the

June 9-13,
wedding included S. Brett McArthur ’07, Allison Koehler Curtis ’07, Samuel S. Rund ’08, Nancy
Palmeter Harkness ’89, Robert B Batchelder Jr. ’90, Joshua M. Yoder ’05, Andrew L. Schmitt ’04,
Kristin Briney Schmitt ’05, Scott A. Harkness ’89, Leanne Longstreth Batchelder ’89, Louis A.
Pagano Jr. ’08, Wesley M. Anderson ’06, Ryan P. Bezy ’03, Benjamin A. Betz ’04, Timothy D. 2010
Tharp ’03, Laura B. Schafer ’06, Matthew P. Galasso ’06, Jami Snodgrass Bezy ’03, Kelly Roske
Bennett ’04, Laura Tharp Brim ’01, Andrew D. Demorotski ’03, Ryan A. Spaulding ’04, Elizabeth
www.depauw.edu/alumni
A. Farrelly ’07, Danielle L. Elsner ’07, Jennifer Townsend Galasso ’07, Catheryne E. Shuman
Kirsten Brown Rohrscheib and her
’08, Elizabeth A. Haneline ’07, L. Matthew Bennett ’03, Kathryn Dyall Nicely ’06, Carolyn R.
husband, Brad, announce the birth of their
Thatcher ’07, Jennifer A. Bonesteel ’05, Christine M. Garrabrant ’05, Lyndsay L. Moy ’10, Brooke
son, Luke Jeffrey Rohrscheib, Sept. 7, 2009.
Hartings Uebelhor ’05, Eileen M. Wiedbrauk ’06, Matthew J. Frye ’08, M. Katherine Kaminski
Audra M. Butts is grant director for
’07, Elisabeth Sugrue Button ’05, Scott O. Ludlow ’03, Jennifer Pope Baker ’89, Charlene D.
Indiana Department of Transportation.
Becker ’06, Daniel L. Solis ’07 and Katherine S. Holloway ’07.
Tanner J. Coulter and Erin E. Dodd ’06
were married Aug. 16, 2008, in Indianapolis.
Tanner’s e-mail address is tannercoulter@
gmail.com. Erin’s e-mail address is ecoulter6@
gmail.com. (See photo, page 49.)
Aaron M. Gress is a Peace Corps volunteer
working in sustainable agriculture in Ecuador.
He is working on crop and livestock production
and preservation, organizing networks of local
farmers and teaching business practices to
members of the agricultural community.
Lya M. Kostroski and Todd Hurst
(University of Indianapolis) were married Oct.
17, 2009, in Minneapolis. Lya and Todd live
in the Twin Cities area. Lya’s e-mail address is
lyahurst@gmail.com. (See photo, next page.)
Kyle P. McGrath and Danielle M. Dravet
Elin P. Raun ’04 and Blake C. Royer ’05 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding ’07 were married Oct. 10, 2009. (See photo,
included Joanne Royer Barnard ’86, Natalie Biddlecombe Johnson ’04, Mary Hancock Starkey ’04, page 51.)
Austin M. Diaz ’05, Molly V. Young ’04, Lauren M. Peoples ’04, Matthew J. Henning ’97, Matthew Blake C. Royer and Elin P. Raun ’04 were
D. Dellinger ’97, Erin S. Hayne ’04, Nicholas D. Kindelsperger ’05, Brooke Bailey Seufert ’04, J. married, Aug. 1, 2009, in Bloomington, Ind.
Kyle Sturgeon ’06, Tyler S. Hollett ’05, Bradley E. Bachmann ’78, Amy MacDoniels Rhodes ’04. (See photo, left.)
Christopher V. Rhodes ’03, Maxwell T. Wastler ’03 and Jason A. Asbury ’95. Laura M. Windisch and Jason Mahaffey

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(United States Air Force Academy) were
married Sept. 26, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo.
Laura is an ICU nurse. Jason is a B-52 pilot
for the Air Force. They live in Minot, N.D.
Laura’s e-mail address is laura.m.mahaffey@
gmail.com. (See photo, below right.)
Sarah E. Young and David J. Hafley were
married Aug. 8, 2009, in Indianapolis. They
live in Austin, Texas. David is a Web developer
for MyEdu.com. Sarah is pursuing a master’s
degree in architecture at the University of
Texas. (See photo, below right.)
Lya M. Kostroski ’05 and Todd Hurst wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Sara
2006 M. Peterson ’05 (bridesmaid), Peter W. Kostroski ’07 (groomsman), Natalie K. Beardsley ’07 (bridesmaid),
Jessica A. Beeson and John Tocco (Holy Maegan Rooke Waltz ’05, Trent C. Waltz ’05, Victoria Klaubo Patrick ’04, Ryan E. Patrick ’04, Emily
Cross University) were married Aug. 7, 2009, R. Knarr ’05, Sheila M. Madden ’05, Jordan A. Dillon ’05, Claire L. Hinsch ’05, Gina M. Mancuso
in Nashville, Ind. They are living in Vietnam. ’05, Deborah Davila Neves ’05, Molly E. Herrmann ’05, Kristopher A. Kozlowski ’05, Melissa A. Llano
Jess is the director of the American Chamber ’05, Stephanie Hartman Marston ’05, Benjamin G. Marston ’04, Ryan M. Heffernan ’06, Andrea
of Commerce and works for the United Way Speller Kleymeyer ’06, Kye T. Hawkins ’06, Michelle L. Rhodes ’05, Jane S. Davis ’05, Amy E. Allen ’05,
of Vietnam. John works for Gannon Vietnam. Dianne Korff Beardsley ’75, Richard L. Beardsley ’75 and Carl A. Beardsley ’09.
Jess’ e-mail address is jessica.ann.beeson@
gmail.com. (See photo, next page.)
Craig A. Cunningham is an associate with
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, in Indianapolis.
He practices in the litigation department. He
earned a J.D. degree from the University of
Illinois School of Law.
Erin E. Dodd and Tanner J. Coulter ’05
were married Aug. 16, 2008, in Indianapolis.
Erin’s e-mail address is ecoulter6@gmail.com.
Tanner’s e-mail address is tannercoulter@
gmail.com. (See photo, next page.)
Iris L. Dooling was named an Eli Segal Laura M. Windisch ’05 and Jason Mahaffey wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included
Fellow at the Corporation for National and Jacklyn Norris Roth ’06 (maid of honor), John M. Roth Jr. ’04, Justin B. Mathes ’06, Annette Hammes
Community Service, the national service Brolsma ’05, Christopher W. Brolsma ’05 and Andrea E. Sununu (professor of English at DePauw).
agency that oversees AmeriCorps. Iris is a
former AmeriCorps member.
Stephanie T. Gurga is an artist on piano,
harpsichord, organ and fortepiano. She has
appeared in concert as soloist, accompanist,
chamber musician and choral conductor, giving
performances in Europe and the United States.
Lauren E. Hendrix and James C. Vasquez
(University of St. Louis) were married April 25,
2009, in St. Louis. They live in Ballwin, Mo.
Lauren is a chiropractor. Jamie is a consultant
Sarah E. Young ’05 and David J. Hafley ’05 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding
with restaurant.com. Lauren’s e-mail address is
included Jacqueline B. Natz ’05, Jennifer B. Ryan ’05, David J. Edmonds ’04, Meredith B. Rinaker
laurenevasquez@gmail.com. (See photo, next
’05, Nancy Eshcoff Boyer ’73, Sarah “Sally” Graser Gray ’73, Deborah J. Daniels ’73, Kimberlee
page.)
Tweedy Young ’73, Michelle L. Rhodes ’05, Brannon W. Hart ’05, Bethany G. Brewer ’05, Zachary
Elizabeth “Libby” A. Huffman participated
D. Peterselli ’05, Marshall F. Kuresman ’05, Kate R. Nickols ’05, Alexandra G. Gray ’05, Philip
in the Ride for World Health cross-country
D. Gray ’13, Julie V. Thayer ’06, Elliott J. Powell ’05, Katherine S. Smith ’05, Eliza P. Johnson
bike ride April-May 2010. The cyclists rode
’05, Katherine Gehring Erdel ’04, Mary R. Godley ’07, Natasha Ranjan ’05, Laura L. Kurdys ’05,
from San Diego, Calif., to Washington, D.C.,
Allison C. John ’04, Anna C. Vander Broek ’05, Jameson A. Young ’02, R. Gray Tweedy ’80, Blake
a 3,300 mile journey. Libby is a student at The
L. Erdel ’04, Matthew J. McMahon ’05, Matthew A.J. Duchene ’05, Michael G. Mehringer ’05,
Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Michael E. Alwan ’04, Jason R. Schwerdt ’05, Lauren M. Guggina ’07, Jonathan G. Hart ’05,
Andrea K. Speller and Matthew J.
Kyle J. Danforth ’05, James D. Larson ’05, William B. Elliott Jr. ’07 and Michael S. Mioduski ’05.
Kleymeyer ’04 were married Sept. 26, 2009,
Attending but not pictured was Kyle Tweedy Davis ’84.

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in Indianapolis. (See photo, next page.)
Amanda B. Stafford and Daniel M.
Lewallen were married Oct. 10, 2009, in
Indianapolis. (See photo, next page.)

2007
Kendell C. Crager and Christopher
B. Lett ’04 were married July 18, 2009, in
Greencastle, Ind. (See photo, page 47.)
Bryan J. Dobrik is director of a short
film, Robert Shaw, which was shown at the
Orlando Film Festival. The film stars Brendan
P. Berigan ’07 and the score was composed by
Benjamin H. Moy ’10. The film was accepted
into six additional upcoming festivals and can
be viewed at IMDB.com.
Jessica A. Beeson ’06 and John Tocco wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Jonathan Danielle M. Dravet and Kyle P. McGrath
C. Coffin ’06, Michael S. Stanek ’06, Katherine A. Billman ’06, Emily M. Steele ’06, John C. Stephens ’05 were married Oct. 10, 2009. (See photo,
’06, Whitney M. Long ’06, Robert A. Blau ’06, Joel R. Duckworth ’06, Moira K. Vahey ’08, Kathleen A. page 51.)
Gutting ’06, Adam J. Devlin ’05, Claire S. Sorenson ’06 and William M. James ’06. Brittany E. Durr and Kevin “Drew” Beck
’08 were married Sept. 12, 2009, in Zionsville,
Ind. (See photo, page 51.)
Michael S. Morris Jr. won four awards in
recognition of his work for Indiana’s Jasper Herald,
Dec. 5, 2009, presented by the Hoosier State
Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. He
now works for the Houston Chronicle.

Tanner J. Coulter ’05 and Erin E. Dodd ’06 wedding party. DePauw alumni and friends attending the
wedding include S. Page Cotton ’71 (professor of kinesiology and the Theodore Katula Director of Athletics
at DePauw), Rex A. Call (director of sports medicine and associate professor of kinesiology at DePauw),
Ryan M. Sipe ’05, Christopher H. Thiele ’06, Anthony M. Williams ’05, Bret M. Govert ’05, Matthew
J. Kleymeyer ’04, Brian S. Gooch ’06, Christine T. Pavlovich ’06, Elizabeth M. Thiele ’08, Blair A.
Loftspring ’06, Michelle E. Weber ’09, Mark J. Farmer ’05, Ryan G. Dodd ’10 (usher), Bryce A. Skeeters
’04, Emily Johnson Skeeters ’06, R. Page Cotton ’05 (groomsman), Chad A. Call ’06 (groomsman),
Jonathan D. Salisbury ’05 (groomsman), Troy L. Wyss ’05 (groomsman), Mark A. Prosser ’05, John
A. Wallace ’04, Kyle T. Clemens ’05, Kristen Thrine Clemens ’05, Alexander B. Penning ’06, Allison Lauren E. Hendrix ’06 and James C. Vasquez
A. Baccich ’07, Narda Greising Cotton ’72, Debra Alcorn Hutchens ’73, Kye T. Hawkins ’06, Natalie wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the
Shaffer Govert ’05, Kenneth M. Cochran ’03, Joy A. Collins ’09, Lisa H. Chambers ’06, Andrea Speller wedding included Johanna L. Fickenscher
Kleymeyer ’06, Nicole R. Pence ’06, Andrew W. Breck ’06 (usher), N. Evan Shook ’05 (groomsman), ’06 (bridesmaid), Elizabeth A. Huffman ’06
Danielle Courier Prosser ’05, John R. Laughlin ’05 (groomsman), Andrew R. Bagley ’04, Peter J. Lazaroff (reader), Michael S. Spiegel ’06, Tiffany C.
’07, Christopher K. Kessler ’03, Andrew P. Johnson ’07, Patrick J. Mitchell ’06 (captain of the ushers), Carson ’06, Leslie N. Dillon ’06, Stephanie M.
Janet “Jess” Blandford Lukens ’06 (bridesmaid), Mary J. Musca ’06, Janis E. Steck ’06 (bridesmaid), Yoder ’06, Jeana M. Wissing ’06, I. Katherine
Julie O. Fries ’06 (bridesmaid), Lindsay Weber Gotwald ’06 (maid of honor), Jennifer Fedchak Call ’06 Cook ’06, Amanda Willingham Wyant ’07,
(bridesmaid), Natalie L. Dressel ’06 (bridesmaid), Lowell M. Huffman ’06, C. Landis Cullen ’06, Marc Drew W. Wyant ’07, Abigail S. Laymon ’07,
D. Pfleging ’03, Andrew E. Breeden ’05, D. Curran Clark Jr. ’06, Michael J. Seay ’05, Rebecca J. Gaines Elizabeth Ulrich Tremblay ’07, Benjamin R.
’07, Whitney M. Long ’06, Claire Sorenson Devlin ’06, Graham A. Lukens ’06 (usher), David A. Storms Stallsworth ’06, Jared D. Mann ’06, Kate
’04, Mark R. Alson ’05, Kiel A. Bowen ’05, Melissa Walpole Mattingly ’07, Alexander B. Martin ’07, Evans Mann ’06, Daniel P. Bretscher ’06, and
Matthew J. Deahl ’06, Dylan C. Allread ’07 and John C. Stephens ’06. Ryan J. Fenstermaker ’05.

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2008
Kevin “Drew” Beck and Brittany E. Durr
’07 were married Sept. 12, 2009, in Zionsville,
Ind. (See photo, next page.)
Sarah J. Flick and Michael J. Bruce were
married June 27, 2009, in West Chester, Ohio.
(See photo, next page.)
Kathryn W. Gobel joined the Peace Corps
in Sept., 2008. She lives in the small village of
Ranwas, which is located on Pentecost Island,
a part of the Republic of Vanuatu. Katie has
become fluent in the village’s languages and
is teaching as well as developing grants and
improvement programs. You can contact Katie
at Peace Corps Volunteer, Ranwas Primary
School, Ranwas Village, c/o Erica Santos,
Peace Corps Volunteer, Pangi Village, South
East Pentecost, South Pacific, Vanuatu. Andrea K. Speller ’06 and Matthew J. Kleymeyer ’04 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the
Michael P. Lindsey is a faculty member wedding included Kyle L. Allen ’04, Megan L. Bevington ’03, Kodie K. Bonebrake ’04, Andrew E.
of the KM Music Conservatory in India. He Brandstatter ’07, Bess M. Browning ’07, Lauren I. Brummett ’06, Patrick D. Brunette ’04, Lisa
is a percussionist. Michael teaches Western H. Chambers ’06, Christopher B. Consolo ’05, Kathryn M. Deppe ’07, Kyle A. Dobbs ’09, Aaron
music theory and jazz history and he leads the L. Drake ’04, Natalie L. Dressel ’06, Darren E. Eblovi ’04, Arthur D. Fisher Jr. ’04, Allison E.
percussion studio. Fisher ’07, Tara Bevington Fleck ’03, Ross B. Fleck ’04, Rebekah L. Gebhard ’06, John S. Gergely
’04, Kye T. Hawkins ’06, Ryan M. Heffernan ’06, Sara N. Hedrick ’06, Laura Strup Hillenburg
2009 ’06, John M. Hillenburg ’06, Anna Cooper Kendall ’02, Wesley S. Kendall ’01, Lya Kostroski Hurst
Erin M. Donahue is a software engineer ’05, Georgianne Siepka Mastison ’04, Melissa Walpole Mattingly ’07, Eric T. Mattingly ’06, Kelly
for Lockheed Martin in Boulder, Colo. Erin J. Patterson ’04, Christine T. Pavlovich ’06, Nicole R. Pence ’06, Sarah L. Plymate ’06, Michelle L.
teaches workshops on robotics and served as Rhodes ’05, Amanda C. Royalty ’06, Steven J. Setchell ’96, Ashley E. Sewell ’06, Jonathan R. Taylor
a virtual mentor to a team preparing for the ’04, Wesley T. Thornhill ’04, Union M. Williams ’04 and Bradford T. Wochomurka ’04.
Microsoft Imagine Cup, an international
technology youth challenge.
Laura A. Frigo is interning at the Education
USA office in Mexico City, promoting a
United States higher education to citizens. As
a DePauw student, Laura traveled to Mexico
City during a Winter Term.
Richard J. Reynolds III was a recipient
of The Wall Street Journal 2009 Student
Achievement Award.

To update your
address
call 765-658-4205
or e-mail Amanda B. Stafford ’06 and Daniel M. Lewallen ’06 wedding party. DePauw alumni and friends
attending the wedding were Hannah F. Wieland ’07, Dane C. Wilson ’06, Chad M. Homan ’06,
jenniferhassler@ Gary R. Rom ’06, Abigail Troutman Rom ’06, Jaimes M. Waymouth ’06 (groomsman), Lisa
Holtkamp Kreuzman ’05, Scott R. Kreuzman ’06, Dustin S. Hertel ’07, Michelle King Hertel ’07,
depauw.edu N. Joseph DiSalvo ’06 (groomsman), Elizabeth G. Pollom ’06 (bridesmaid), Reid D. Murtaugh ’06,
Craig A. Cunningham ’06, Jeffrey A. Hansen (associate professor of chemistry at DePauw) and Richard
or fax 765-658-4172. C. Martoglio (assistant professor of chemistry and director of Quantitative Reasoning Center). Wedding
photo by Jessica Milano Limeberry ’06.

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Danielle M. Dravet ’07 and Kyle P. McGrath
’05 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending
the wedding included Lee M. Sisler ’73, Robert
A. Farrow II ’07, Loran A. Sandman ’07,
Alexander B. Penning ’06, Christopher B.
Consolo ’05, Matthew M. Ferrell ’05, Clayton
T. Ludlow ’05, Matthew R. Kapfhammer ’05,
William C. Riley ’05, Andrew D. Gagle ’05,
Drew A Lohoff ’07, Matthew J. Ogle ’05,
Anthony M. Williams ’05, Brittany R. Hizer
’04, Lee A. Brant ’06, Robert E. Quast ’85,
Lindsay E. Tato ’05, Michelle L. Rhodes ’05,
Katherine M. Murphy ’07, Sean M. Teska ’08,
Jonathan C. Bostrom ’06, Mark R. Alson ’05,
Ryan M. Sipe ’05, Robin E. Ebert ’05, Lauren
J. Curosh ’07, Melissa Walpole Mattingly ’07,
Eric T. Mattingly ’06, Allison A. Baccich ’07, Lesley R. Sisler ’07, Sarah K. Gagle ’07, Brett A. McGrath ’08, Trent C. Waltz ’05, Maegan Rooke
Waltz ’05, Jennifer E. Jessen ’07, Sarah K. Brucks ’07, Emily A. Waterman ’07, Ryan R. Pluth ’08, Gregory P. Dahman ’08, Bryan D. Cuculich ’05,
Christopher C.D. Sprehe ’07, Michael P. Triplett ’06, Jennifer Miller Triplett ’05 and Amy C. Miller ’08.

Brittany E. Durr ’07 and Kevin “Drew” Beck


’08 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending
the wedding included Danielle R. Brueck ’07
(bridesmaid), Erin L. Weaver ’07 (bridesmaid),
Andrew M. Bever ’08 (groomsman), Kraig A.
Kirchner ’07 (usher), Ross A. McEntarfer ’07
(usher), Christine L. Heumann ’07, Kyra Reed
Tipton ’07, Susan M. Cordes ’07, Mary Beth
Robinson Riley ’07, Grace A. Noppert ’08, Mark
C. Abdon ’08, Siobhan M. Lau ’09, Charles X.
Yang ’08, Natalie L. Ciambrone ’09, Erin E.
Ketchem ’10, Amy R. McDonald ’08, Alexandra
A. Keihner ’08, Katherine N. Birge ’08, Kendal R.
Gulbrandsen ’08, Gillian S. Lackey ’08, Donald
L. Person Jr. ’07 and Cynthia L. Stoffel ’07.

Sarah J. Flick ’08 and Michael J. Bruce wedding


party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding
included Chad M. Byers ’08, Hannah E.
Marston ’08 (co-maid of honor), Lauren M.
Wiehl ’08 (bridesmaid), Michael J. Cowden ’08,
Lauren T. Huff ’08, Tara E. Langvardt ’08,
Paige E. Stallings ’08, Elle K. Cordes ’08 (co-
maid of honor), Ernesto A. Perez ’08, Rachel M.
Gill ’09, Lauren J. Rees ’09, Kimberly D. Hamer
’08, Chelsy K. Patterson ’09, Abigail L. Currens
’08, Audrey R. Porter ’09, Carolyn A. Bartlett
’09, Brittney K. Nondorf ’08, Sarah J. Drew
’08, Sarah A. Baker ’08, Jason M. Loreaux ’08,
Morgan L. Price ’08, Gwen M. Haehl ’08, Anne
V. Mail ’10, Ellen C. Mail ’10, Jillian N. Barr
’08, Gretchen J. Haehl ’08, Alison M. Andrews
’08 and Ali C. Murtaugh ’08.

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Obituaries schools. She was preceded in death by her
husband and brother, Leon T. Walters ’40.
Edelmaier Trautwein ’30. Her survivors
include two daughters, Joyce Taglauer Green
Betty Shrock Beck ’27, Aug. 8, 2009, in Elizabeth Erdman Taylor ’35, July 16, ’75 and Gretchen Taglauer Krivoshia ’78;
Prescott Valley, Ariz., at the age of 102. She 2009, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., at the age granddaughter, Lauren M. Krivoshia ’07; and
was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was of 95. She was a member of Alpha Gamma son-in-law, Judson C. Green ’74.
an instructor, professor and author. She was a Delta sorority. She was preceded in death June Konecy Bruce ’38, Oct. 7, 2008,
founding faculty member of Grand Canyon by her husband, Philip D. Taylor ’35. Her of Sterling, Ill., at the age of 91. She was a
University in Phoenix, where she taught for survivors include a daughter, Carol Taylor member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was a
more than 30 years. She was preceded in death Neudorfer ’66. homemaker. She was preceded in death by her
by her husband. Joe H. Petty ’36, Feb. 12, 2010, in Terre husband, Wallace M. Bruce ’38.
John E. Edwards ’32, Jan. 7, 2010, of Salt Haute, Ind., at the age of 94. He was a member Jonathan P. Lancaster ’38, Oct. 15, 2009,
Lake City, at the age of 99. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He was a Rector of Austin, Texas, at the age of 92. He taught
of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. school for nearly 20 years and, later, sold
Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He He worked for the Indiana Employment school supplies until his retirement in 1981.
was an investment manager for Prudential Security Division for nearly 48 years, including His survivors include his wife.
Insurance Company of America and, later, more than 40 years as manager of the six- Virginia Neal Spannuth ’38, Nov. 25,
a trust manager with Walker Bank. He was county area office in Terre Haute, Ind. He was 2009, of Loganville, Ga., at the age of 92.
preceded in death by his wife. preceded in death by his wife. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta
Anna Grau Kaser ’32, Oct. 16, 2009, in Elinor Turner Platt ’36, Oct. 5, 2009, of sorority. She taught in the Indiana schools of
Goshen, Ind., at the age of 98. She was a member Denver, at the age of 94. She was an English Noblesville, Frankton and Madison Heights.
of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She retired as a and Latin teacher from 1943 until retirement She was preceded in death by her husband and
music and art teacher from Indianapolis Public in 1976. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Neal Owen ’37.
Schools after 25 years of teaching. She was husband. Robert B. Rinehart ’38, April 11, 2009, of
preceded in death by her husband. Patricia Atcherson Neller ’37, Sept. 1, Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 93. He was a
Francis W. Pritchard ’33, Sept. 29, 2009, 2009, of Coronado, Calif., at the age of 92. member of Delta Chi fraternity. He retired in
in La Jolla, Calif., at the age of 97. He was She was a homemaker. Her survivors include 1984 as president and chairman of the board
a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a her husband. from Dreibelbiss Abstract & Title Company
Rector Scholar. He was a Presbyterian minister Marguerite Daniels Armstrong ’37, Feb. after 38 years of service. His survivors include
and served churches in Texas, Tennessee and 14, 2010, of Norwich, Conn., at the age of 94. his wife.
Iowa. He was preceded in death by his first and She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. John A. Spaulding ’38, Aug. 29, 2009, of
second wife. His survivors include his wife. She was a retired social worker. She worked for Sun City West, Ariz., at the age of 93. He was
Eugene Gelbaugh ’34, Oct. 19, 2009, of the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a
Largo, Fla., at the age of 97. He was a Rector and served as director of the Department of finance officer with the Railroad Retirement
Scholar. He was a retired accountant from the Family and Children Services. Later, she was Board in the Chicago area. He was preceded in
finance department for the City of Springfield, an associate professor at the University of death by his wife.
Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife. Connecticut School of Social Work. She was George D. Casgrain ’39, May 18, 2009,
Winifred Medcalf Happel ’34, Oct. 31, preceded in death by her husband. of Victorville, Calif., at the age of 93. He was
2009, in Palm City, Fla., at the age of 96. She Marjorie Dausses Wichlei ’37, Dec. 19, a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He retired
was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She was 2009, of Madison, Wis., at the age of 95. She as director of purchasing for Henry Pratt
a homemaker. She was preceded in death by was a homemaker. Her survivors include her Corporation in 1981. He was preceded in
her husband, Raymond Happel ’33, and son, husband. death by his wife and sister, Carol M. Casgrain
Raymond T. Happel ’70. Her survivors include Mary Robison DuVall ’37, Dec. 17, 2009, ’38.
a sister, Dorothy Medcalf Denning ’34, and of Buxton, Maine, at the age of 94. She was a Elaine Morrison Porter ’39, Oct. 5, 2009,
daughter, Barbara Happel Reynolds ’62. member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She of Bend, Ore., at the age of 92. She was a
Natalie Walters Nelson ’34, Nov. 3, 2009, was a homemaker. She was preceded in death member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was a
of Mishawaka, Ind., at the age of 96. She was by her husband. homemaker and, later, a nurse in the intensive
a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She Margaret Yoder Keys ’37, Sept. 29, 2009, of care unit at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital.
was a retired teacher in the South Bend (Ind.) Waterford, Mich., at the age of 93. She taught Her survivors include her husband.
at Gallaudet College and Brooklyn Polytechnic Jeanne Pauley Wiig ’39, May 16, 2008, of
Obituaries in DePauw Magazine include College. She was preceded in death by her Honolulu, at the age of 90. She was a member
name of the deceased, class year, fraternity/soror- brother, Marion H. Yoder ’33. Her survivors of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was
ity/living unit, occupation and DePauw-related include two sisters, M. Anne Yoder Bowden ’48 a visual design teacher for 26 years at the
activities and relatives. and Susan Yoder Jackson ’64. University of Hawaii and a design consultant.
When reporting deaths, please include Alice Edelmaier Taglauer ’38, Nov. 11, She was preceded in death by her husband.
as much information as possible. Newspaper 2009, of Longwood, Fla., at the age of 92. Sarah Pope Overman ’39, Dec. 8, 2009, in
obituaries are very helpful. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 94. She was a
Information should be sent to Alumni She was director of Winter Park (Fla.) member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was
Records, DePauw University, Charter House, United Methodist Church kindergarten for instructor of nursing at Baptist Hospital School
300 E. Seminary Street, P.O. Box 37, Green- 11 years, education director of Community of Nursing and University of Tennessee School
castle, IN 46135-0037. You may also FAX us Coordinated Child Care of Central Florida of Nursing. She was preceded in death by her
the information at 765-658-4172 or e-mail to for 20 years, and was an adjunct instructor husband, Richard R. Overman ’39, and two
jenniferhassler@depauw.edu.
in early childhood education for Rollins brothers, Loren B. Pope ’33 and Seth A. Pope
Obituaries in DePauw Magazine do not
include memorial gifts. College Graduate School. She was preceded ’36. Her survivors include a granddaughter,
in death by her husband and sister, Esther Angela Chapman Sanders ’92.

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Martha Whitcomb Forster ’39, Oct. 12, Bank in 1946, was elected president in 1972 United States Department of State, serving for
2008, of Traverse City, Mich., at the age of and retired as chairman of the board in 1985. more than 25 years. His survivors include his
91. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta After retirement, he served as director of Auto wife, Rose Vierling Slutz ’43.
sorority. She was a homemaker. She was Owners Insurance Company and 22 other Robert R. Brillhart ’44, Oct. 31, 2009, of
preceded in death by her husband. corporations. He was preceded in death by Lafayette, La., at the age of 87. He was a member
John I. Church ’40, Jan 22, 2010, in his father, Dewey C. Souder ’22, and brother, of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He was a geologist
Springfield, Va., at the age of 90. He worked Philip E. Souder ’50. His survivors include his in the oil business from 1947 until his retirement
for the CIA from 1957-72. He was preceded wife, Doris Elliott Souder ’43. in 2001. His survivors include his wife.
in death by his first wife. His survivors include Donald E. Stullken ’41, Dec. 13, 2009, Jean Gilchrist Hobe ’44, Dec. 29, 2009, in
his second wife. of Pensacola, Fla., at the age of 89. He was Fort Atkinson, Wis., at the age of 86. She was
Dixon P. Downey ’40, Jan. 25, 2010, in a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Vero Beach, Fla., at the age of 91. He was a retired scientist form NASA Johnson Space She was a homemaker. She was preceded in
member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He was Center. He received an Alumni Citation death by her husband, Frederick B. Hobe ’44.
founder of Franklin Plastics in Pennsylvania from DePauw in 1966 and was the Old Gold Her survivors include a son, Matthew G. von
and held several patents. He was preceded in Goblet recipient in 1971. He was preceded Hobe ’78.
death by his mother, Frances Place Downey in death by his brother, Edward H. Stullken Eleanor McIndoo Couch ’44, Nov. 21,
Class of 1913; his wife; brothers Daniel G. Jr. ’68, and sister, Mary Stullken Lee ’44. His 2009, in Greensburg, Ind., at the age of 86.
Downey ’45 and Russell Downey Jr. ’43; and survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Russell She was a French, Spanish and English teacher
aunt, Edna M. Place Class of 1905. Stullken ’42; sister, Ruth Stullken Witner ’51; at North Decatur (Ind.) High School for
Jane A. Ellis ’40, Feb. 24, 2008, of St. and son, Russell E. Stullken ’67. 10 years. She was preceded in death by her
Louis, at the age of 89. She was a member of Jean Zion Andreae ’41, Jan. 23, 2010, of husband. Her survivors include a son, Thomas
Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She retired as an Sturgeon Bay, Wis., at the age of 89. She was R. Couch V ’83.
advertising and liaison manager for Christian a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She Donald L. Galbraith ’44, Nov. 19, 2009,
Board of Publications in St. Louis. was a homemaker. She was preceded in death of Rancho Mirage, Calif., at the age of 87.
Dr. G. Tyson Carpenter ’41, Feb. 5, 2010, by her husband. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He
of St. Joseph, Mo., at the age of 90. He was Margaret A. Voirol ’42, Oct. 8, 2009, in was a Rector Scholar. He served in the United
a member of Men’s Hall Association. He was Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 89. She was States Marine Corps from 1942-64, retiring as
a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Rector a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She was major. Later, he became director of Aerospace
Scholar. He was a physician specializing in a teacher for 41 years, including 38 years Corporation, retiring in 1989, following 25
internal medicine. He retired in 1995 after teaching vocal music for Warsaw (Ind.) years of service. His survivors include his wife.
almost 50 years of practice. His survivors Community Schools. Marjorie Inwood Mondecar ’44, Oct.
include his wife. Janet Barr Trovillion ’43, Nov. 14, 2009, 18, 2009, of Atlanta, at the age of 87, from
Annamargaret Chapman Clutter ’41, of LaGrange Park, Ill., at the age of 88. She complications following a stroke. She was a
Feb. 19, 2010, in Evansville, Ind., at the age was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. retired Atlanta public school art teacher.
of 89. She was a member of Alpha Omicron She was a homemaker. Her survivors include Howard A. Silsdorf ’44, Oct. 26, 2009,
Pi sorority. She was a lifetime member of her husband; daughter, Megan Trovillion of Lincolnshire, Ill., at the age of 87, He
The Washington C. DePauw Society. She Heller ’72; and son-in-law, Eric R. Heller ’72. was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
was a homemaker and community volunteer. Carroll D. Harrod ’43, Feb. 1, 2010, in He worked in advertising and sales. He was
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vero Beach, Fla., at the age of 88. He was a preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy
Raymond O. Clutter ’39, and son, David R. member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He Ostrand Silsdorf ’45. His survivors include a
Clutter ’67. Her survivors include a daughter, was employed with General Motors Company’s daughter, Nancy Silsdorf Harbottle ’67.
Carol Clutter Gormley ’72. Oldsmobile division as national owner relations Virginia Spencer Abbott ’44, Feb. 25,
George R. Gilkey ’41, Feb. 9, 2010, in manager, and he later served as the Chicago 2009, in Auburn, Calif., at the age of 87. She
La Crosse, Wis., at the age of 91. He was a zone business management manager. After was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
member of Men’s Hall Association. He was a retirement from General Motors, he worked in She was a retired medical laboratory technician
Rector Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa. real estate. He was preceded in death by his first from Auburn Faith Hospital as well as a retired
He was an emeritus professor of history at the wife and brother, Gordon R. Harrod ’36. His real estate broker. She was preceded in death
University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. He was survivors include his wife. by a brother, Robert S. Spencer ’44.
preceded in death by his first and his second Annette Pavey deLorenzi Whatley ’43, Harriett Deturk Nutter ’45, Jan. 15, 2010,
wife. His survivors include a brother, Leslie L. Oct. 9, 2009, in Dunedin, Fla., at the age of of Martinsville, Ind., at the age of 86. She was
Gilkey ’37; nephew, Thomas G. Gilkey ’65; 89. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
and niece-in-law, Mary Alexander Gilkey ’65. sorority. She was a homemaker. She was an interior designer for more than
F. Richard Schnackenberg ’41, Sept. 23, John C. Siegesmund Jr. ’43, Sept. 1, 2009, 40 years. She was preceded in death by her
2009, of Las Vegas, Nev., at the age of 89. He of Littleton, Colo., at the age of 87. He was husband, William G. Nutter ’44.
was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a Nancy Jackson McNamara ’45, Feb. 2,
He was an instructor executive, director and Rector Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa. 2010, in Munising, Mich., at the age of 86.
president of Uniscope. His survivors include He was a lifetime member of The Washington She was a homemaker. She was preceded in
his wife. C. DePauw Society. He served on DePauw’s death by her husband.
Paul C. Souder ’41, Nov. 29, 2009, of Board of Trustees from 1974-78. He was a Gordon D. Nelson ’45, Feb. 12, 2010,
Lansing, Mich., at the age of 88. He was retired attorney. His survivors include his wife. in Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 86. He
a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He Robert F. Slutz Jr. ’43, Dec. 20, 2009, was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He
was a Rector Scholar. He was inducted into in Manassas, Va. He was a member of Phi was an account executive with Merrill Lynch
DePauw’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990. Gamma Delta fraternity. He was a retired from 1950 until his retirement in 1983. His
He began his career with Michigan National commissioned foreign service officer with the survivors include his wife.

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Dr. William C. North ’45, Jan. 7, 2010, Edward D. Porter III ’48, Sept. 5, 2009, radio broadcasting in Indianapolis. She was
in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 84, from of Indianapolis, at the age of 84. He was a preceded in death by her husband.
complications of a stroke. He was a member member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Doris Leirer Kett ’49, Jan. 25, 2010, in
of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was a physician He was a pharmaceutical sales representative Logansport, Ind., at the age of 83. She retired
and educator. From 1950-59 he taught at for GlaxoSmithKline for more than 30 years, from the personnel department at Sears
Northwestern Medical School, and from 1959- retiring in 1988. His survivors include his Roebuck & Company in Gary, Ind. She was
65 he taught pharmacology and anesthesiology wife, Marian Osborn Porter ’47. preceded in death by her husband.
at Duke University Medical School in Durham, Eustace K. Shaw ’48, Nov. 6, 2009, in James W. Armstrong ’50, Jan. 27, 2010,
N.C. From 1965-93 he taught at the University Newton, Iowa, at the age of 84. He was a in Byron, Ill., at the age of 85. He was a
of Tennessee, retiring as an emeritus professor. member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He member of Delta Chi fraternity. He retired as
He was preceded in death by his first wife, was editor and publisher of Shaw Newspapers purchasing agent in the international division
Arlene Boss North ’46. His survivors include as well as chairman of the board from 1993 of Rockford Products after 32 years of service.
his wife and son, William T. North ’72. until his retirement in 2003. His survivors He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann
Betty Miller Stoltz ’46, Dec. 12, 2009, include his wife. Weingartner Armstrong ’49.
of Coral Gables, Fla., at the age of 85. She Robert E. Allard ’49, Feb. 6, 2008, of G. Richard Danielson ’50, Nov. 29,
was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was Waianae, Hawaii, at the age of 81. He was a 2009, of Sarasota, Fla., at the age of 82. He
a homemaker and a church organist. Her member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He
survivors include her husband. was a retired United States Navy commander, was a Rector Scholar. He retired from IBM
Stewart Neff ’46, Dec. 6, 2009, in Marion, and later, retired from Harbor Airline in Oak Corporation after 32 years of service. He
Ind., at the age of 85. He was a member of Harbor, Wash., as an aviator. His survivors was preceded in death by a brother, Harry
Delta Upsilon fraternity. He was employed by include his wife. E. Danielson Jr. ’44. His survivors include
Durham Manufacturing Company as a sales Stephen A. Bryant ’49, Jan. 18, 2010, in his wife, Phyllis Nelson Danielson ’52, and
executive, retiring after 12 years of service. His Fremont, Mich., at the age of 85. He was a daughter, Mary Danielson Foxwell ’78.
survivors include his wife. member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Mabel Hines Hood ’50, Dec. 5, 2009, of
Wayne R. Crozier ’47, Jan. 12, 2010, of He retired as chief attorney for Amway Charleston, W.Va., at the age of 81. She was
Napa, Calif., at the age of 85. He was a retired Corporation. He was preceded in death by a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was a
captain from the United States Navy. His his father, Harold W. Bryant Class of 1910; social worker. She was preceded in death by
survivors include his wife. mother, Mary Harrison Bryant Class of 1910; her husband.
James R. Mathias ’47, Nov. 28, 2009, of second wife, Kate Idema Bryant ’41; brother, Joan Barnes Nicholson ’51, Sept. 3,
Yorkville, Calif. He was a member of Lambda Harold W. Bryant Jr. ’49; and brother, John 2009, of Indianapolis, at the age of 80. She
Chi Alpha fraternity. He retired as a school H. Bryant ’35. His survivors include his wife was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
superintendent after 30 years of service. and nephew, John H. Bryant Jr. ’68. She taught anthropology at IUPUI, Indiana
Following retirement, he was a real estate James F. Burleigh ’49, Jan. 10, 2010, University Purdue University Indianapolis.
broker for 26 years. He was preceded in death of Golden, Colo., at the age of 85. He was a She was preceded in death by her mother,
by his wife. member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a Freda Arthur Barnes ’21.
Carol Sears Hess ’47, Jan. 29, 2010, in retired sales manager for Sheaffer Pen Company. John J. Oster ’51, April 19, 2009,
Des Plaines, Ill., at the age of 84. She was a His survivors include his wife, Janet Swaim in Weston, Wis., at the age of 80. He
member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She Burleigh ’48; son, Timothy S. Burleigh ’73; taught political science at the University of
was a homemaker. She was preceded in death daughter-in-law, Susan Henderson Burleigh Wisconsin-Stevens Point from 1962-92. His
by her husband. ’73; daughter, Kathryn Burleigh Denny ’75; survivors include his wife.
Jean Young Eyrich ’47, April 15, 2009, and son-in-law, Gordon B. Denny ’76. Josephine Scribner Wilson ’51, Oct. 25,
of Cincinnati, at the age of 83. She was a Elmer E. Callaway ’49, Nov. 15, 2009, in 2009, of Barrington, Ill., at the age of 80. She
member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Venice, Fla., at the age of 86. He was a member was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She
She was a homemaker. She was preceded in of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was a was a homemaker. She was preceded in death
death by her mother, Clara Skillen Young ’20, high school football, basketball, wrestling by her husband.
and husband, Albert H. Eyrich Jr. ’47. and golf coach and biology teacher in Onarga Eugene V. Smith ’51, July 9, 2009, in
Dale R. Detlefs ’48, Nov. 14, 2009, in and Sherrard, Ill.; in Greencastle, Ind.; and in Sarasota, Fla., at the age of 79. He was a member
Charlotte, N.C., at the age of 82. He worked Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a professor
for a business and estate tax consulting firm first and second wives. His survivors include a of sociology at Indiana State University from
and for Prentice-Hall Publishing and Bendix son, Rex Callaway ’73. 1967-1997. His survivors include his wife, and
Aviation in Davenport, Iowa. Later, he was Louis W. Des Prez III ’49, Jan. 2, 2009, sister, Jessie Smith Carpenter ’47.
employee relations manager for American of Cloverdale, Calif., at the age of 83. He was Dr. Paul C. Vietzke ’51, Dec. 12, 2009,
Air Filter in Louisville, Ky., and also taught a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was a in Oakland, Calif., at the age of 79. He was
human resources classes at the University of retired manager of McGraw Hill Information a member of Men’s Hall Association. He was
Louisville. His survivors include his wife; System in Seattle. a Rector Scholar. He was a retired internist
son, Paul S. Detlefs ’77; and daughter-in-law, Alfred D. Dixon ’49, Feb. 16, 2010, in in private practice in the San Francisco Bay
Katie Cassidy Detlefs ’81. Lenexa, Kan., from a heart attack. He was area. He was preceded in death by his father,
Phyllis Lewis Gardner ’48, Jan. 22, 2010, a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was Paul C. F. Vietzke ’26, and his mother, Alice
of Dayton, Ohio, at the age of 83. She was a employed by the Aero Drapery Company for Maunder Vietzke ’28. His survivors include a
member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She 30 years, including managing the Kansas City brother, Wesley M. Vietzke ’59; sisters, Joyce
hosted a radio show in Connersville, Ind., and division. His survivors include his wife, Sara Vietzke Allen ’53 and Kathleen Vietzke Evans
later worked in radio in Dayton for 10 years. Calvert Dixon ’49. ’61; brother-in-law, Melvin L. Allen ’53; and
She was a homemaker. She was preceded in Paula Karr Wampler ’49, Aug., 29, two nieces, Pamela Allen Diliberto ’77 and
death by her husband, Earl B. Gardner Jr. ’48. 2009, in Park City, Utah. She worked in Emily E. Evans ’98.

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Marilyn Earle Thrall ’52, Dec. 22, 2009, compliance officer from the Terra Financial Francesco ’60, Dec. 20. 2009, in San Jose,
in Falls Church, Va., at the age of 79, from Companies, Ltd., in Oak Brook, Ill., in 1999. Calif., at the age of 84. She was a pianist
cancer. She was a member of Alpha Omicron His survivors include his wife. and composer as well as a music specialist
Pi sorority. She was a retired librarian. Her Dorothy Dale Gough ’56, Nov. 9, 2009, at Pennsylvania State University. She was
survivors include her husband. of Lexington, Ky., at the age of 75. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Marvin E. Gavin ’52, Aug. 20, 2009, of a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She was a Charles H. Boyd ’61, April 13, 2009,
Chicago, at the age of 79. He was a member lab technician for St. Joseph Hospital as well of Tucson, Ariz., at the age of 69. He was a
of Men’s Hall Association. He was a Rector as the University of Kentucky Hospital. Her member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He
Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was survivors include her husband and brother, was technical writer for Universal Navigation
a former member of DePauw’s Board of Visitors. Charles H. Dale ’50. Corporation, and later producer for Sharp
He was a retired Cook County (Ill.) judge. May Gilbert Edmunds ’56, Feb. 25, 2009, As A Sword Productions, Inc. His survivors
Howard L. Zarse ’52, Oct. 26, 2009, of in Kirkwood, Mo., at the age of 74, from include a brother, James H. Boyd ’58.
Chalmers, Ind., at the age of 85. He worked cancer. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Karl D. Briner ’61, Oct. 4, 2009, of Kansas
for a public accounting firm in Chicago and, Gamma sorority. She was a school teacher, City, Mo., at the age of 70. He was a member
later, was head accountant for the University lab technician and homemaker. Her survivors of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a Rector
of Chicago, retiring in 1978. He was preceded include her husband, Robert W. Edmunds Scholar. He taught English at Wartburg
in death by his first and second wives. His ’55, and sister, Anne Gilbert Fox ’62. College for 10 years. Later, he was an attorney,
survivors include his wife. Janet Parker Farnsworth ’56, Sept. 27, a district court judge and taught law at several
Max E. Coats ’53, Jan. 27, 2010, in Sturgis, 2009, of Hot Springs, Ark., at the age of 74. area colleges. His survivors include his wife.
Mich., at the age of 78. He was a member of She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She Nancy L. Peterson ’61, July 3, 2009,
Delta Chi fraternity. He was a store manager for was a homemaker and community volunteer. of Albany, Calif., at the age of 69. She was
JCPenney for 37 years. He was preceded in death Her survivors include her husband and sister, a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
by his wife, Nancy McGrew Coats ’53. His Susan Parker Jones ’63. She was an equal employment opportunity
survivors include a brother, Sidney O. Coats, Milton E. Pharr ’56, Nov. 4, 2009, in manager for the federal government. She was
’56 and sister-in-law, Adrianne Nail Coats ’56. Williamstown, Mass., at the age of 75. He a volunteer for international organizations and
Walter M. Hertel Jr. ’53, Dec. 24, 2009, was a member of Men’s Hall Association. He women’s affairs.
of Marco Island, Fla., at the age of 78. He was a Rector Scholar. He retired as manager William H. Bull ’62, Dec. 23, 2009, in
was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. of the Social Security Administration office in Lexington, Ky., at the age of 69. He was a
He retired as a regional sales manager for Pittsfield, Mass. His survivors include his wife. member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Olin Matheson after 43 years of service. His Dr. Robert H. Winemiller ’56, Oct. 14, He worked in publishing, broadcasting,
survivors include his wife. 2009, of Rochester, Minn., at the age of 74. advertising, government and education and
Phyllis Pierce Finfgeld ’53, Feb. 1, 2010, He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. was a writer. His survivors include his wife.
in Peoria, Ill., at the age of 79, following heart He was a physician specializing in nephrology Katherine Sauer Needham ’63, Sept. 13,
surgery. She was director of religious education at Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic from 1968 until 2009, of St. Cloud, Minn., at the age of 68. She
at First Methodist Church in Streator, Ill., his retirement in 1993. His survivors include worked at St. Cloud Veterans Medical Center,
gave private piano lessons and judged vocal his wife, Norma Hawkinson Winemiller ’56. Social Security Administration Office and State
music contests. Later, she taught vocal music Sandra Edmonds Cole ’58, Oct. 13, 2009, Services for the Blind and was a homemaker.
and first grade at Henry (Ill.) grade school for of Stono Ferry, S.C., at the age of 72. She was She was preceded in death by her husband.
25 years. Her survivors include her husband, a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She Richard S. Ewing ’64, Feb. 17, 2010,
Richard K. Finfgeld ’53. was director of the largest figure skating school of Indianapolis, at the age of 67. He was a
Dr. Robert D. Tolbert ’54, Jan. 4, 2010, of in the greater Chicago area for 20 years. She member of Delta Chi fraternity. He was a
Tampa, Fla., at the age of 77. He was a member was preceded in death by a sister, Nanette lawyer. His survivors include his wife.
of Delta Chi fraternity. He was a physician. He Edmonds North ’56. Her survivors include Jane Smith Hughes ’65, Dec. 23, 2009, in
was part owner and founder of Professional her husband; nephew, Richard W. North ’87; Muncie, Ind., at the age of 66. She was a member
Medical Services of Tampa, retiring in 1987. and niece-in-law, Leslie Alexander North ’87. of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She taught at
His survivors include his wife. Dr. Jay S. Reese ’58, Nov. 3, 2009, of Washington Township schools in Indianapolis,
Suzanne Axt Reininga ’55, Nov. 17, Wesley Chapel, Fla., at the age of 72, after a Muncie Community schools and Ball State
2009, in Oak Brook, Ill., at the age of 76, long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was University Teacher’s College in Muncie, Ind.
of complications from Parkinson’s disease. a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was Her survivors include her husband.
She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She a physician in family practice. His survivors Gary L. Wood ’67, Feb. 1, 2010, in Hines,
was retired chair of the French department at include his wife. Ill., at the age of 64. He was owner of Crum
Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove, Ill. Donald C. Snyder ’59, Dec. 29, 2009, of Letter Service in Elmhurst, Ill., from 1976-90.
Later, she was a homemaker. Her survivors Hartwell, Ga., at the age of 72. He was a member His survivors include his wife.
include her husband. of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was a Rector William P. Pell ’68, Jan. 3, 2010, of
Peter M. Dawson ’55, Jan. 28, 2010, of Scholar. He was retired managing editor for the Wilmington, Del., at the age of 64. He was a
Birmingham, Mich., at the age of 77. He was American Ceramic Society. His survivors include lawyer. He was preceded in death by his mother,
a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He his wife, Kathleen Lewis Snyder ’61. Elizabeth Pence Pell ’35, and his grandfather,
was an automotive engineer and worked for Robert A. Nagy ’60, Nov. 12, 2008, of Raymond W. Pence, DePauw professor of
Chrysler, Ford and Car Skates. His survivors Las Vegas, Nev., at the age of 70. He was a English from 1916-52. His survivors include
include his wife, Julia Whitney Dawson ’58. member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He his sister, Robin Pell McDaniel ’60; brother,
Richard H. Burgess ’56, Aug. 15, 2008, was a Rector Scholar. He was an attorney in Richard W. Pell ’63; and nieces, Robin Harvey
Sycamore, Ill., at the age of 74, following a private practice in Elyria, Ohio. His survivors Gentry ’82 and Katherine Pell Daniello ’93.
lengthy illness. He was a member of Sigma include his wife. James C. Welch ’69, Oct. 16, 2009, of
Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He retired as Amada “Amy” Santos-Ocampo de Grand Rapids, Mich., at the age of 62, from

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leukemia. He was a member of Delta Tau Zeta sorority. She was a nurse practitioner. he joined the
Delta fraternity. He retired as president of She was director of Healthy Babies Program Academy of Senior
Vecta, a division of Steelcase. He was preceded at People’s Health Center in Indianapolis Professionals at
in death by his mother, Kate Idema Welch and, later, was a nurse practitioner at Women Eckerd College in
Bryant ’41. His survivors include his wife. and Family Services in Defiance, Ohio. Her St. Petersburg, Fla.
Steven W. Surbaugh ’71, Feb. 1, 2010, of survivors include her husband. He was a pioneer
Atlanta, at the age of 60, from a heart attack. John M. Drake II ’10, Feb. 7, 2010, in in service based-
He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He Indianapolis, at the age of 22, from cancer. He learning, starting
was partner-in-charge of the real estate and was a senior at DePauw and a management the Winter Term
financial services and the not-for-profit audit fellow. His survivors include his parents. in Service program
practices for Arthur Andersen LLP in Atlanta, at DePauw and
William “Fred” Lamar
for 30 years. His survivors include his wife.
Jean Miller Reed ’72, July 31, 2009, of
Faculty leading over 2,000
DePauw students
Elizabeth A. Christman, Feb. 3, 2010, in
Plainfield, Ind., at the age of 59. She was St. Louis, at the age of 96. She was an associate to serve in the Third World. He was honored
a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. professor emeritus of American studies at the in 2004 during DePauw’s Alumni Reunion
She taught third grade for 17 years at Saint University of Notre Dame and member of the Weekend, and in 1996, the Fred Lamar
Susanna Catholic Church in Plainfield, Ind. DePauw University faculty from 1969-76. She Endowment for Christian Outreach and
Her survivors include her husband; sister, Gail was author of Twenty Septembers: A Memoir of Service was created. His survivors include his
Miller Garrison ’73; niece, Jill E. Garrison Teaching. wife, Martha. (See photo, above.)
’02; nephew, Brian R. Garrison ’00; and Martha A. French, Oct. 28, 2009, of
niece-in-law, Candace Frates Garrison ’00.
Benson C. Duff ’75, March 27, 2008,
Greencastle, Ind., at the age of 85. She Friends of the University
was a hospital dietitian at Miami Hospital Frances Buch, Jan. 19, 2010, of
of Grand Blanc, Mich., at the age of 54, in Dayton, Ohio, and professor of home Hendersonville, N.C., at the age of 92. She
from cancer. He was a member of Delta Chi economics at DePauw. She was preceded in was a lifetime member of The Washington C.
fraternity. He was a dentist and practiced in death by her husband, Ray French, retired DePauw Society. She was a pioneer of network
Genesse and Grand Blanc, Mich. professor of art at DePauw. television and the first female television
Dr. Richard W. Schwartz ’75, Jan. 16, Theodore “Ted” M. Katula Jr., Feb. 19, director. She was preceded in death by her
2010, of Lexington, Ky., at the age of 57, of 2010, of Punta husband, William H. Buch ’36.
lung cancer. He was a member of Delta Chi Gorda, Fla., at the Ann Craft, Feb. 2, 2010, of Dallas at the age of
fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was age of 78, after a 77. She was a lifetime member of The Washington
a lifetime member of the Washington C. six-year battle with C. DePauw Society. She was a homemaker and
DePauw Society. DePauw honored him with Alzheimer’s Disease community volunteer. Her survivors include her
an Alumni Citation in 2000 and a Young and a fatal sepsis husband, Alan M. Craft ’50.
Alumni Award in 1992. He was a former infection. He served Daniel H. Hagan, Jan. 20, 2010, of Fillmore,
member of DePauw’s Board of Visitors. He was as a coach and Ind., at the age of 55. He worked as a janitor at
a gastrointestinal and hernia surgeon as well as administrator at DePauw. His survivors include his wife.
an accomplished scientist writing more than DePauw for nearly Ruth Lilly, Dec. 30, 2009, in Indianapolis,
200 publications. He was a professor of surgery 40 years. He came Theodore “Ted” Katula at the age of 94. She was a lifetime member of
and Commonwealth Professor in Physician to DePauw in 1959 The Washington C. DePauw Society. She was
Leadership at the University of Kentucky as head baseball a philanthropist and was a major donor in the
College of Medicine. He was a visiting professor coach and as an assistant football coach. He fields of education, medicine and the arts.
at more than 40 national and international also coached wrestling and golf. In 1967 he Caroline A. Murray, Sept. 30, 2009, of
medical centers. His survivors include his wife, became the director of student union activities Coatesville, Ind., at the age of 75. She was a
Janet Crawford Schwartz ’75; daughter, Sarah and assistant dean of students. In 1978 he homemaker, legal secretary and worked at
Schwartz Woodworth ’02; and son-in-law, worked in alumni relations and student DePauw. She was preceded in death by her
Michael N. Woodworth ’99. activities. In 1987 he was appointed director husband.
Rebecca Wrede Shook ’75, April 7, of athletics and men’s and women’s golf coach. Viola M. Parsons, Oct. 6, 2009, of Brazil,
2009, of Hinsdale, Ill., at the age of 56, from He was inducted into the DePauw Athletic Ind., at the age of 81. She worked at DePauw
breast cancer. She was a homemaker. She was Hall of Fame in 2000. DePauw established for more than 17 years. Later, she worked as
preceded in death by her grandmother, Myrtle the Katula Fund for Athletics in 2005 and a bookkeeper for the Eminence (Ind.) School
Turner Wrede ’66. Her survivors include her named its athletic directorship the Theodore Corporation. She was preceded in death by her
husband and an uncle, Roe W. Wrede ’65. M. Katula Director of Athletics. His survivors husband.
Perry L. Ferrini ’79, Dec. 13, 2009, in include his wife, Linda Martin Katula ’62 Barbara R. Silander, April 21, 2009, of
Rochester, Minn., at the age of 52. He was and daughter, Wendy Katula Fellmy ’84. (See Greencastle, Ind., at the age of 84. She was a
a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. photo, above.) homemaker as well as community volunteer.
He was employed for 21 years with Security William F. “Fred” Lamar Jr., Jan. 13, 2010, She was a teacher in New Hampshire and,
Federal Bank in St. John, Ind., and Chicago. in St. Petersburg, Fla., at the age of 76. He later, tutored homebound students. She
Later, he became a partner at Abbey Mortgage served as chaplain and professor of education was preceded in death by her husband, Fred
of Schererville, Ind. His survivors include his at DePauw University for 23 years. Before Silander, professor emeritus of economics and
wife, Cynthia Lillard Ferrini ’79, and son, coming to DePauw, he served parish ministries management and vice president of academic
Patrick P. Ferrini ’06. and as civilian chaplain in Alabama and, later, affairs at DePauw.
Emily Lindstaedt Pollander ’83, Jan. 2, as Protestant chaplain at the University of Rolla
2010, in Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 48, for nine years. After retirement from DePauw,
from ovarian cancer. She was a member of Delta

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Jeffrey Jones ’80 and wife, Suzann, create a legacy for new
generations of DePauw students while preparing for retirement
Jr. ’72; and nephew, Peter G. Burgeson ’98.
“Giving a gift annuity is creating a whole new
legacy and enabling others to do the same in
generations to come,” Jones said.
He also is making the gifts in honor of
his sister, Judy Jones Kiedaisch, who attended
DePauw from 1969-72. Kiedaisch was diag-
nosed with multiple sclerosis in 1982 and has
battled the debilitating disease heroically ever
since. Jeff Jones calls her a wonderful inspira-
tion to him and his family.
Jeff and Suzann are DePauw Loyalty Soci-
ety members, who have stayed connected with
DePauw classmates through visits to campus,
From left: Jeffrey D. Jones ’80, wife Suzann and their children, Katie and DJ. class reunions and Monon Bell telecast parties.
“My experiences at DePauw further en-
Deferred Payment Charitable Gift Annuities riched my development and values in terms of
who and where I am today,” Jones said. “Most
Jeffrey D. Jones ’80 learned the cold, hard Jones thinks the DePauw campus has importantly, it provides perspective and the real-
facts about the steel industry while serving a undergone many improvements, including ization of just how blessed my family and I have
Winter Term internship during his senior year the buildings that housed projection facilities been, and the charitable gift annuities are simply
at DePauw. It’s an experience he very much and the ways in which information is dis- another great way to give back to DePauw.”
appreciates because it gave him a great start played. “However, after nearly three decades Jones notes that, in addition to a charitable
on his career. of change and improvement, I can still sense income tax deduction up front, Deferred Pay-
“My first job with Ryerson Steel [in the same timeless beauty of the Black and ment Charitable Gift Annuities will provide the
Chicago] was the direct result of working my Gold thread that is woven into the fabric of couple with a guaranteed, future fixed payment
senior year January term at Ryerson’s parent campus life, which is a good thing – a great during retirement years for him and his wife.
company, Inland Steel. My internship sponsor thing,” Jones said. “When we made our first annuity gift about
was a aDePauw alumnus, Robert J. Darnall Another thing that hasn’t changed is the 20 years ago, retirement was a long way off,” he
’60, who is now retired chairman/CEO of need for scholarships that allow qualified said. “Three more annuities later, retirement is
Inland Steel Industries,” Jones said. students to receive an outstanding liberal arts much closer and looks more affordable.”
“Despite what you might imagine, there is education at DePauw. Recognizing this need,
no place as cold as the floor of a steel mill in Jones and his wife, Suzann, a graduate of the A charitable gift annuity is a simple gift
January,” he said. “Fortunately, this proved to be University of Minnesota, have established and a great way to accomplish both income and
great preparation for the next 29 years of Min- Deferred Payment Charitable Gift Annuities philanthropic goals. In exchange for a gift to
nesota winters.” Jones is now sales manager for with DePauw that will support scholarships DePauw, annuitants will receive fixed income
McNeilus Steel Inc., in Dodge Center, Minn. for students in the future. payments for life. And, since a charitable gift
At DePauw, Jones was a communication His many family ties to the University annuity is part investment and part gift, it can
major and member of Sigma Chi fraternity. also influenced their giving. Other family be an excellent option for donors who want to
He waited tables at Pi Beta Phi sorority next members who attended DePauw are Jeff’s par- secure their own financial stability while ensur-
door to the fraternity, participated in intra- ents, Donald and Sally Hotchkiss Jones, both ing a level of support for DePauw. This makes a
mural sports and was a projectionist for the Class of 1949; sisters, Judy Jones Kiedaisch charitable gift annuity a win-win situation.
Union Building and Performing Arts Center. ’73, Jill Jones Metcoff ’78 and Jamie Jones For more information about charitable
He noted that, in the pre-digital world, the Cushing ’89; uncle and aunt, Vincent D. ’44 gift annuities or other planned gifts, please call
projection booth was a good place to earn (dec.) and Marcia Dittgen Jones ’48; cousin, Melanie J. Norton, director of gift planning, at
money while studying, until the projector David M. Joncich ’ 67 and Marcy Jones Jon- 765-658-4216 or 800-446-5298, or send her
bulb burned out or the film broke. cich ’68; brother-in-law, William J. Kiedaisch an e-mail at melanienorton@depauw.edu.
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Sports highlights The women’s basketball team,


ranked 11th in the nation, made
its seventh straight appearance
Seeking its fifth consecutive Southern in the NCAA Division III
Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship and opened with a
(SCAC) President’s Trophy, DePauw 79-46 win over Lakeland College.
increased its point lead following the Defeated in the second round
completion of the 2009-10 winter sports by eventual national runner-up
season. DePauw picked up conference Hope College, the Tigers finished
championships in men’s swimming and the season with a 26-4 record.
diving and women’s basketball to take DePauw seniors Kristin Barrow,

(Photo: Linda Striggo)


a 60-point lead (540-480) over second- Danielle Boraz, Jenna Fernandez
place Centre College. The Tigers also and Emily Marshall wrapped up
finished second in women’s swimming and diving and men’s basketball. their careers with a 107-17 record.

Senior Lauren Reich posted the two


best national finishes in DePauw
women’s indoor track and field history
as she finished second in the mile
and fourth in the 800 meters at the
NCAA Division III Indoor Track and
Field Championships on the James
A. Hollensteiner Track in DePauw’s
Indoor Tennis and Track Center.
(Photo: Linda Striggo)

DePauw played host to more than The men’s basketball team posted a 20-8 season record and took second
450 Division III student-athletes from place in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference after falling 60-56
more than 120 colleges. to Centre College in the conference championship game.

Junior Katie Massey and sophomore Catie Baker competed


(Photo: Linda Striggo)

at the NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving


Championships at the University of Minnesota. Baker was sixth in
the 100-yard breaststroke, 10th in the 200 breaststroke and 13th
in the 200 individual medley, while Massey was 15th in the 50
Seniors John Cook and Steve Klabak, junior Josh Baugh and freestyle. All-America
sophomore Johnny Montgomery represented DePauw at the NCAA honors were awarded to
Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the athletes finishing in the
University of Minnesota and finished 13th in the nation. The 200- top eight, while honorable
yard freestyle relay finished second, and the 400 free relay was fifth, mention all-America went
(Photo: Linda Striggo)

while the 800 free relay finished 10th. Individually, Cook was 10th to those finishing ninth
in both the 100 and 200 free. All-America honors were awarded to through 16th. The Tigers
athletes finishing in the top eight, while honorable mention all- were 32nd in the final
America went to those finishing ninth through 16th. team standings.