Alumni Notes & Accomplishments

Bob Sebo Bob Sebo ’58, ’13 (hon)

    
Philanthropist Bob Sebo ’58 of Salem, Ohio, was surprised and thrilled to be recognized with an honorary doctorate, the highest honor bestowed by the University, during commencement exercises in May.

Sebo is known as one of BGSU’s most generous supporters, investing more than $5 million to educate students through athletic and music scholarships, enhancing athletics with a lead gift to build the Sebo Athletic Center, and fostering regional business development through 10 years of the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship events.

He concluded a nine-year term on the BGSU Board of Trustees in 2011 and was inducted into the Dallas-Hamilton Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame at BGSU in 2008.

Sebo credits BGSU with helping to prepare him for a leadership role at then-startup payroll accounting firm Paychex. The company enjoyed a “storybook rise,” Sebo said, growing quickly to become the second largest payroll service in the nation. When Sebo retired as senior vice president of Paychex, dozens of managers and administrators he had hired and mentored were enjoying Paychex’s success as millionaires.

He continues to help others achieve success. When seventh- and eighth-graders visit campus to learn more about managing money during the BGSU Falcon Millionaires program each summer, Sebo goes out of his way to spend time with them and answer their business questions.

Sebo said he enjoyed the “surprise of a lifetime” when he learned he would receive the honor, and likes to joke with pals about his new nickname: “Dr. Bob.”

“‘Doctor’ relates to me a very deep commitment to education, to study and work hard,” Sebo said. “So from the academic standpoint, it knocked my socks off. Having a doctorate bestowed upon me never crossed my mind.”

1950's

Irwin Berg ’51, East Windsor, N.J., is an income tax expert and served in the U.S. Army Finance Corps from 1951-53.

Richard M Henningsen ’57, Northville, Mich., retired from the Charter Township of Northville after serving as treasurer for 32 years.

Tom Egan

Tom Egan ’95

President and CEO, Esperança

Tom Egan ’95 changed his major twice before he landed in Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Rice Allgeier’s psychology classroom, where he realized his urge to help people and participate in the global movement to alleviate poverty. He admired Rice Allgeier for her global perspective, and her recollections of contracting a tropical disease as she researched African tribal groups early in her career.

Now that Egan is leader of Esperança, an Arizona-based nonprofit that provides public health services, food and clean water to three of the world’s most impoverished nations, he credits his BGSU education and inspiration from faculty emerita Rice Allgeier for helping him to realize the major impact he might have in the world.

As head of Esperança, Egan manages missions of volunteers from the United States and Canada to provide medical care and help facilitate the development of food and clean water resources in Nicaragua, Bolivia and the African nation of Mozambique. The organization is named for the Portuguese word for hope.

The charity has evolved since its founding more than 40 years ago, when volunteers would fly in to build something and neglect to involve the indigenous people in the process. Instead, the organization now pushes “to find local solutions to local problems,” Egan explained. Esperança also provides health services in rural areas for those
who might otherwise rarely visit a medical professional.

1960's

David LaPlantz ’66, Santa Fe, N.M., was featured in Ornament Magazine, Volume 36, No. 1 issue for his jewelry and social commentary sculpture.

Earl Frech ’69, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., retired as vice president and New York State claims officer after 31 years with Erie Insurance.

Sarah RathSarah Rath ’02

Associate producer, HBO’s “The Newsroom”

  
After a decade working behind the scenes of several popular television programs, WBGU-TV alumna Sarah Rath ‘02 enjoyed the first red carpet recognition of one her shows as the associate producer of HBO’s “The Newsroom.”

Rath is in charge of all post-production for “The Newsroom,” which earned nominations for two Golden Globe Awards for its first season. The show will air its third season in July on HBO. Though the show failed to capture the first major awards for which it was eligible during the Golden Globe ceremony Jan. 13, cast and crew are optimistic that additional award nominations will come this year, Rath said.

Rath oversees the arduous process that transforms digital camera footage into the one-hour program viewers enjoy. After teams of video and audio editors sweep the footage, another group of visual editors must perfect the footage by color correcting each of the 24 frames per second of video — which is more than 85,000 frames per episode.

As a telecommunications major, she first had the opportunity to handle a professional video camera through her involvement in the student-run broadcast news organization, BG-24 News, and WBGU. Rath believes she owes credit to the mentors she had at WBGU where she became confident whether working on the studio floor running camera and lights, behind the scenes editing video, or up in the control room operating the switcher or directing a production.

“I’ve moved up the ranks quickly, and I think that (WBGU) is a big reason why,” she said.

Photo: Sisters Emily ’04 and Sarah ’02 Rath celebrate Golden Globe nomination of “The Newsroom.”

1970's

Dave Brown ’71, ’76, Sagamore Hills, Ohio, retired after 40 years in education. He recently wrote “Huron Football, Volume I and II.”

Nancy Manwell Morrison ’71, Lawrenceville, Ga., retired as an elementary school principal in Gwinnett County Public Schools in Lawrenceville after 30 years in education.

Richard A. Plewacki ’71
, Cleveland, Ohio, was appointed to the American Transportation Research Institute’s Research Advisory Committee. He has been involved with the transportation and logistics industry, as a businessman and an attorney, for more than
40 years.

Kathy Jo Schweitzer ’71, Port Clinton, Ohio, retired in 2001 after teaching English for 30 years at Port Clinton High School. She is a truancy mediator for Ottawa County, funeral director assistant at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home, and owns two businesses, KJ’s Consulting-Organizing Spaces and KJ’s Camera.


Harry D. (Bud) Shehan ’71
, Salt Lake City, Utah, retired as a buyer and director of advertising for 27 years at Dahle Management Corp., then earned an FAA Airframe and Powerplant rating. He began a second career teaching aviation maintenance at Salt Lake Community College and is a flight instructor.

John Michael Savage ’74, Canfield, Ohio, recently retired after 38 years of counseling, teaching and coaching at Austintown Local School. He earned his bachelor’s in education and served as a resident adviser in Bromfield Hall.

K. Brad Stamm ’74, Ada, Mich., published a book, “Faithonomics,” which is an application of economics to Scripture.

Cynthia Giffi Wilt ’74, Westlake, Ohio, founded the nonprofit Career Transition Center to assist job seekers and serves on the board.

Jim Weber ’75, Toledo, Ohio, is chair of the board of the Toledo Chamber of Commerce.

Theresa Rogers Clark ’76, Loudonville, Ohio, is a teacher with Ashland City Schools.

Kathie Kolesar ’77
, Fremont, Ohio, retired in 2005 after 21 years teaching at Fremont Middle School. She is a fitness instructor for the Sandusky County YMCA.

Doris Herringshaw, ’78, ’05, Bowling Green, Ohio, is associate professor emeritus at The Ohio State University and was appointed to the position of a Wood County commissioner.

Janis Briga ’79, ’82, Marlborough, Conn., published a novel, “If I Should Die,” which uses a science fiction format to reconcile scientific facts with the existence of God.

Alan HeathcockAlan Heathcock ’96

Writer

Alan Heathcock left Bowling Green State University in 1996 with his Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing. He returned to speak at the Winter Wheat Festival of Writing in November and to read from his collection of short stories, “Volt.”

The book, which took him about 10 years to write, was named a “best book” of 2011 by national newspapers and magazines, was acclaimed by The New York Times and earned him many awards, including the recent Whiting Award in Writing, which also made him a good deal richer — the honor comes with a $50,000 prize.

The creative writing program has nurtured an extraordinarily successful group of alumni, Heathcock said, among them authors Anthony Doerr, Seth Fried and Joanna Howard. He remains a close friend of Doerr, who has also gone on to national success as an author. “We held each other accountable and kept working and pushing. I still feel we compete in the best possible way—if he gets an award, I feel my team has won. He inspires me to dig in and get it done,” Heathcock said.

Part of the alchemy of his BGSU time was the number of outstanding faculty who inspired and challenged him, Heathcock said. Now that his success has placed greater demands on his time but also allowed him more freedom, he is taking a break from teaching to work on new projects including writing for film and magazines. Though a bit daunted by having free time after so many years of disciplined work, “I’m excited by the prospect of just writing,” he said. 

1980's

Mark Alan Chaney ’80, Huntsville, Ala., retired after 33 years in law enforcement (the last 15 years as chief of police).

Victor Hill ’80, Indianapolis, Ind., is associate director of Championships Community Programs and Youth Clinics.

David Sabbath ’80, Columbus, Ohio, is owner of Three Dog Films, with national spots for leading companies such as Pepto Bismol, Subway, American Eagle and Lane Bryant.

Matt J. Wey, ’81
, Cleveland, Ohio, leads Marsh’s Cleveland and Columbus offices. He has spent his entire 32-year career with Marsh following his BGSU graduation.
 
Ernest Auciello ’82, Cleveland, Ohio, was recently inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America. A trial lawyer, he is a partner in the Cleveland office of Tucker Ellis where he focuses on pharmaceutical litigation, medical malpractice and long-term care litigation with an emphasis on the defense of medical professionals, hospitals and other medical institutions and product manufacturers.

David Clarence Hummel ’82
, Woodville, Ohio, is retired from Toledo Area Metroparks.

Robert Reisig ’82, Orlando, Fla., is the owner of two tire dealerships. Ohio Tire Terminal in Sandusky, Ohio and Avon Park, Fla., supply tires to the agriculture original equipment manufacturer industry.

Ronald Drew Ciancutti ’83, Lakewood, Ohio, is director of procurement for Cleveland Metroparks.

Patrick Hansford ’83
, Centerville, Ohio, was awarded the 2013 Warner Professional Practice Award for Region 3 by the board of directors of Epsilon Pi Tau.

Patte O’Connor ’83, Toledo, Ohio, is owner of Kick Ash, LLC, a tobacco cessation coaching service.

Brian Sooy ’84, Elyria, Ohio, launched a new design practice, Aespire, to complement the 16 year-old design firm Sooy+Co that he leads with Lisa Glassburn Sooy ’84.

June (McIntee) Ryan ’84, Washington, D.C., will be promoted to admiral and completed the Coast Guard frocking. She is the first female in more than the 200-year history of the Coast Guard to advance from the lowest rank of enlisted to admiral.

Diane (Klein) Thorpe ’84, Toledo, Ohio, was The Toledo Blade January 2013 Teacher of the Month. She is a member of the Ohio Art Education Association fellows group and will serve as the local coordinator at the 2013 annual conference.

Kimbal Fatica ’85, ’08, Tampa, Fla., owner of Hemlock Point Marketing, was named Volunteer of the Quarter in January 2013 by the American Marketing Association of Tampa Bay. He is the organization’s email marketing manager and was recently nominated to serve on its board of directors.

Karen Goodwin Losekamp, ’85, Westchester, Ohio, is assistant vice president of business and financial affairs at the University of Cincinnati.

Karen S. Hamilton, ’86, Angola, Ind., is interim dean of the Franks School of Education at Trine University.

Gregory Ruffer ’87, ’95, Milwaukee, Wis., is president and CEO of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

Phil Schoen ’87
, Pembroke Pines, Fla., commentates on soccer matches from Spain, Italy and around the globe for beIN SPORT sports channel. For the previous 10 years, he served in a similar capacity for Gol TV.

Tricia Lee Perry ’88
, Poland, Ohio, is a fundraiser for The Rich Center for Autism and the funding officer for WYSU 88.5 FM on the Youngstown State University campus. She previously was a radio and television journalist.

Lori SteeleLori Steele ‘86

Chairman and CEO, Everyone Counts 

 
When the unlikely results of a recall election turned a movie star into California governor in 2003, BGSU alumna Lori Steele ’86 recognized a business opportunity that changed her career. She is founder, chairman and CEO of Everyone Counts, a company that develops software for balloting and has facilitated Web-based elections around the world.

Though most often the company deals with governments to streamline their election processes, Everyone Counts is now earning widespread attention with its latest high-profile client: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

As a student at BGSU, Steele expected that her psychology major would shape her career. Instead, it was a job as a receptionist at an investment brokerage in San Diego during a year she took off from studies.
She changed her major to business, and returned to the firm as an executive assistant after graduating from BGSU. Steele ultimately acquired an Australian voting company and found ways to further its reputation for security and transparency. Steele’s business is booming, and online elections are absolutely the future of voting for governments and private organizations worldwide, she said.

1990's

Brian Bonham ’93, ’94, Avon, Ohio, is an attorney for Wickens, Herzer, Panza,
Cook & Batista.

Bryan R. Gardiner ’93
, Palmyra, Va., is director of internal fixed income for the Virginia Retirement System with responsibility for $10.5 billion of the state’s defined benefit retirement plan.

Tom Limbert ’93, San Francisco, Calif., is the author of “Dad’s Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time” which contains more than 100 inspiring quotes from great coaches.

Michele Martinez, Ph.D. ’93, Toledo, Ohio, is interim dean of students at the University of Toledo.

Amy M. Sajko ’93, Prescott, Ariz., is foundation development officer with NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Brian Stier ’93, Westerville, Ohio, is assistant athletic director and middle school athletic director at Worthington Christian Schools in Worthington, Ohio.

Michael Peter Marsh ’94, Toledo, Ohio, is president and CEO of the Toledo Fair Housing Center, a nonprofit civil rights agency serving northwest Ohio.

Thomas E. Dauber ’98
, Croton, Ohio, is director of advancement for The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.

Nathan Searles ’99
, Akron, Ohio, is director of sales for Main Street Gourmet.

Teresa A. Thompson ’99
, Sandusky, Ohio, is celebrating her 30th anniversary in business as Teresa A. Thompson Interiors.

2013 College Alumni Awards2013 College Alumni Awards


BGSU alumni received well-deserved recognition in March at the 2013 College Alumni Awards. With an honoree from each of the University’s seven colleges, BGSU celebrated accomplished alumni for their service to their professions, their communities, and to the University.

From left to right: Anthony Rucci ’72, ’76, ’78, College of Arts and Sciences; Jennifer Winstel ’90, College of Business Administration; Dr. Pamela Cross Young ’74, College of Education and Human Development; Richard Jeffrey ’70, Firelands; Tom Stofac ’81, College of Health and Human Services; William G. Zurkey ’77, College of Musical Arts; and Brad Brown ’81, College of Technology.

2000's

Elliot Nicely ’00, ’07, Amherst, Ohio, published a book of poetry, “Tangled Shadows: Senryu and Haiku.”

Christie Chipps Peters ’00, Williamsburg, Pa., is director of Richmond’s Animal Care and Control. She previously served as executive director of the Portsmouth Humane Society and worked at the Heritage Humane Society. She holds a master’s in nonprofit management from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.

Mathew Brueggemann ’01, ’07
, Pittsburgh, Pa., is program manager at Family Links where he is an advocate for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Justin M. Crawfis ’01
, Ottawa, Ohio, is the genealogy associate at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.

Michael Lotz ’01
, Houston, Texas, is assistant principal for Clear Creek school district.

Shelly Miller ’01, Bloomville, Ohio, received the Beta Phi Mu Student Achievement Award from the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. She is a reference librarian at Ohio University-Chillicothe’s Quinn Library and continuing education coordinator at OHIONET.

Pete Stella ’01, Los Angeles, Calif., is digital content manager at FOX Sports West in Los Angeles. He previously served as college football editor for FOXSports.com.

Jennifer Osburn ’02
, Columbus, Ohio, a certified public accountant, is the director of Community Action Practice for GBQ Partners LLC.

Sarah E. Diller ’03, ’04, Toledo, Ohio, a certified public accountant, is controller at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP.

Brystana Kaufman ’03, Graham, N.C., is a candidate for Master of Science in Health Policy and Management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Jason Kessler ’04, Wilson, N.C., is community development coordinator with North Carolina New Schools, a private-public catalyst for education reform in the state.

Kelly Wilhelm ’04, Edgerton, Ohio, is owner and director of Visiting Angels of NW Ohio, a private duty home care agency for seniors.

Sue Ballard ’05, Cincinnati, Ohio, is the major gifts officer at the College of Mount St. Joseph.

Leslie Wagner ’05, Fredericktown, Ohio, is staff historian at the Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio. She previously worked at the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Carrie Klypchak ’06
, Commerce, Texas, was recently named University Theatre Educator of the Year by the Texas Educational Theatre Association.

Alexander L. Pal ’06, Wadsworth, Ohio, an associate with Obral, Silk & Associates, was selected as a Rising Star on Ohio Super Lawyers magazine’s 2013 list.

Matt Skitzki ’07, South Euclid, Ohio, released his third feature recording, “Do What You’re Good At,” featuring jazz icons Ken Peplowski and Ernie Krivda.

Amanda Skowronek ’07
, Ypsilanti, Mich., is the communications and graphic design manager at the Eastern Michigan University Foundation.

Kari Leann Bailey ’08
, Alpharetta, Ga., is a special education teacher at State Bridge Crossing Elementary School in Johns Creek, Ga., and was chosen as the 2013 Teacher of the Year. She is the first special education teacher to receive this award for her school.

Jamie Lynne (Hoover) McConnell ’08
, Roseville, Ohio, graduated in December 2012 with a Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education from The Ohio State University.

Preston Ramsey ‘08, Fayetteville, N.C., is assistant director of student involvement and leadership at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He oversees management of 90+ student organizations and serves as the Student Government Association adviser. He is president of the BGSU Band Alumni Society.

Richard Cistone ’09
, Phoenix, Ariz., is vice president of business development and marketing at PhoenixMart.

Terry Streetman ’09
, Lansing, Mich., attended the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2013 Leadership Summit on behalf of the Michigan Great Lakes Chapter and is membership and advocacy coordinator for Michigan Nonprofit Association.

Douglas J. Swearingen ’09, Huron, Ohio, is a member of the Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista Law Business Organizations and Tax Department.

Lois Snavely ’11, Naperville, Ill., is marketing manager for Jump Rhythm Jazz Project in Chicago.

Erwin L. Taganas ’11
, Alta Loma, Calif., founded EAT Productions, a technology startup firm that manufactures the Videopage, a video player for books.

Anthony Copley ’12, Gibsonburg, Ohio, has been accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at The University of Findlay.

Maria Bituin C. Simmons ’12
, Solon, Ohio, is a software engineer for Hanson Inc.

Kayla Marie Sullivan ’12, Delaware, Ohio, is moving in August 2013 to Turkey to teach English as a second language.

Tim Goodenow ’01
, Morgantown, W.Va., is the senior specialist for North America communications at Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Steve Evert ’02, Toledo, Ohio, is an account executive with Madison Avenue Marketing Group in Toledo and has been elected to serve a one-year term on the On Hold Messaging Association’s Board of Directors.

Matthew Brian Morris ’03
, Lancaster, Ohio, was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Church on May 25, 2013. He celebrated his first Mass the following day at Lancaster’s St. Mary Church.

Robert Rowland ’03
, Orlando, Fla., is an e-commerce specialist for Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Inc.

Julie Kiechel ’04, South Dartmouth, Mass.,
had a solo exhibition in September at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, Mass.

Jason Westerhaus ’04
, Las Vegas, Nev., won his second Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Pacific Southwest Chapter.

Jeffrey Nolish ’05
, Huntington Woods, Mich., is a 2012 graduate from Depaul University’s School of Public Service, earning a Master of Public Administration in Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs. In June 2013 he enlisted in the Air National Guard as an Airman First Class.

In Memoriam

* Denotes an alumnus who attended, but did not earn a degree from BGSU.

ALUMNI

Mary (Walker) Kalbfleisch ’33
Kathryn (Kelsey) Krout ’34
Bernice (Butler) Ahrns ’35
John Hartman ’35, ’54
Florence (Laskey) Oberle ’35
Valena (Sutter) Zimmerman ’35
Wayne Phillips ’37
Floyd Gehres ’38
Mary (Gray) Greetham ’38
Jeanette (Seiss) McCracken ’38
Esther (Lee) Andre ’39
Pat Cordisco ’39
Richard Hagemeyer ’39
Garnita (Kirkendall)
Scheuerman ’40
Laura (Ebersole) Clymer ’41
Col. Robert H. Wayland Jr. ’41
Mildred (Wolf) Dilworth ’42
Martha (Baughman) Hayes ’42, ’72
June (Smith) Klevins ’42
Dondus (Berndt) Schober ’42
Dorothy (Quellhorst) Schwepe ’43
Dorcas (Litherland) Weidner ’44
Virginia (Merrell) Austin ’47
Phyllis (Reetz) Walter ’47
Phyllis (Sangston) House ’48
Harold Merillat ’48
Marilyn (Brown) Nyce ’48
George Schmidt ’48
Dorothy (Anderson) Shelton ’48
Richard Bishop ’49
James Dunn ’49
Leroy Graziotti ’49
Alice (Vietmeier) Loomis ’49
Harriett (Burnett) McConahay ’49
Robert Spackey ’49
Margaret (Sweeney) Turner ’49
Dorothy (Culbertson) Brown ’50
James Goebel ’50
William Huff ’50
Charles Jantho ’50
Alexander Reed ’50
Paul Sackett ’50
Ben Vetter ’50
Virginia (Clymer) Whitman ’50
James Zeller ’50
Ruth (Shaffer) Carrott ’51
Joyce (McGowan) Hartzell ’51
Edway Johnson ’51
Shirley (Beetler) Rogers ’51
Weldon A. Smith ’51
Carolyn (Arnholt) Fitzsimmons ’52
Ernest P. Sposato Jr. *
Rudolph Barto ’53
Richard Ginther ’53
Sheldon Hall ’53, ’55
Carl Long ’53
Thomas Webster ’53
Roland Wrightsman ’53
John Cochran ’54
Stanley Fox ’54

Helen (Harned) Kahl ’55
Eldon Nonnamaker ’55
John Wheeler ’55, ’57
Mary (Wiegman) Bartels ’56
Donald Davis ’56
George Guttschalk ’56
Charles Pike ’56
William G. Barnard, III ’57
Norman Decker ’57, ’59
Ned England ’57
Richard Haugh ’57
Ronald Walsh ’57, ’61
James Thompson ’58
Burnell Brandeberry ’59
John Gregory ’59
Robert Ramlow ’59, ’61
Larry Dove ’60
David Garen ’60
Robert Lewe ’60
Robert Smith ’60
Barry Blosser ’61
James Dimling ’61, ’65
James Manner II ’61
Ralph Weibel ’61
Margaret (Smith) Williams ’61
Judith (Cress) Brown ’62
Albert Diringer ’62
Richard Meinka ’62
Robert Neiderhouse ’63
James Stoltz ’63, ’65
John Bistay ’64
Rita (Carpenter) Rombach ’64
C. Ann Leathers ’65
Joan (Wadsworth) Meyer ’65, ’67
Nan Nichols ’65
William Shepherd ’65
Margretta (Lee) Verteletsky ’65
Ronnie Essinger ’66, ’68
Donald Garris ’66
Robert Heidel ’66
Donald Larsen ’66, ’68
Karen Smith ’66
Lee Wombold ’66
Timothy Brandyberry ’67
Jan Sorgenfrei ’67
Annabel Strauch ’67
Thomas Anderson ’68
David Cherney ’68, ’70
Marilyn Ede ’68
Howard Mabel ’68
James Banks ’69
Lynda (Papesh) Janovsky ’71
Malcolm Mackey ’71, ’76
Linda (Chovan) Mann ’71
Nancy (Pelak) Sharkody ’71
Larry Vogtsberger ’71, ’93
Thomas Bird ’72
Will Mechling ’72, ’74
Scott Smith ’72
Patricia Williams ’72
Ron Bigley ’73
Jacques Morgan ’73

Ann (Vaughan) Ainsworth ’74
David Amstutz ’74, ’80
Sister Agnes Hartlieb ’74
Lynne (Berryman) Jackson ’74
Robert Jackson ’74, ’76, ’86
Jennifer Moorman ’74
Karen (Knestrict) Dorrell ’75
Debra (Smith) Duetemeyer ’75
Michael Gabes ’75
Joyce (Bresler) Johnston-
Carlson ’75
Jane (Corbin) Kaiser ’75
Janis (Beaver) Loch ’75, ’79
John Sobczak ’75
Richard Long ’76
Benny Morse ’77
Oscar Retterer ’77, ’84
Michael Sanford ’77
Stanley Feaster ’78
Mary McKenzie ’78
Frederick Tafel ’78
Kathy (LaGana) Kayle ’79
Christie (Prenslow) Rosen ’79
James Franks ’80
Bruce Polce ’81
Albert Stoltz ’81
Mark Koehler ’82
Ann (Hense) Stevens ’82, ’83
Deborah (Holl) Norris ’83
Todd Neighbor ’84
Mary Peresta ’85
Sara (Martin) Boos ’89
Jeffry Rybak ’90
Joyce (Link) Nafziger ’91
Tamara (Woodhams)
Wagner ’91, ’01
Dawn (Knapp) Barlow ’94
Mark Foster ’95
Scott Gallaway ’95
Julie (Wirks) Masony ’95
Jamie (Brandenburg) Jantz ’97
Amy (Barda) Buehrer ’98
Ryan Gabel ’98
Suzanne (Melby) Geckle ’98
Susan (David) Hanely ’98
Cory Sprow ’98, ’02
Alan Ludwikoski ’00
Robin Nofziger ’01
Melody Meadows-Kramer ’03
Douglas Will ’07
Rachel (Lockrey) Kominek ’10
Nathan Trask ’11

*Denotes an alumnus who attended, but did not earn a degree from BGSU.

FACULTY/STAFF


Shirley L. Asmus

Nancy (Kopp) Coy ’94, special events coordinator

Joyce Drain, custodial services
Deborah Fentress, retired clerical services

Glen R. Frey, associate professor emeritus of geography (climatology)

Bradley Gabbard ’08, adjunct instructor in philosophy

Dawn Glanz, associate professor emeritus of art

Esther M. Gonyer, retired manager of Bowen-Thompson Student Union

R. Elaine Green, retired account clerk in University Bookstore

William R. Hoskins, professor emeritus of business (marketing)

Harold J. Johnson, professor emeritus, former chair of psychology

Richard Layman, retired maintenance services

Thomas L. Lichtenberg, former offensive coordinator for Falcon Football

Evelyn J. (Leimgruber) Lindquist, retired custodial services

Patricia (Gangwer) Mayeux ’88 (Hon.), retired administrative assistant, Office of the President

Joann Ninke, retired dining services

Edythe Petteys, dining services

Keith A. Pogan, retired director of maintenance

Patrick Saunders ’02, ’03, adjunct instructor of humanities, BGSU Firelands

Rev. John T. Snyder, inventory management of physical plant

Jeffrey K. Wagner, retired associate professor, former chair of natural and social sciences, BGSU Firelands

CLARIFICATION: A previous In Memoriam listed William Shepherd ’65. There were two graduates of that year who shared a name.

Deceased is William A. Shepherd, of Forest, Ohio, who earned his master’s degree in mathematics in 1965. The late Mr. Shepherd retired in 1995 after teaching nearly 30 years for the Department of Defense Overseas Schools.

Living is William G. Shepherd, Jr., ’65, ’67, of Van Wert, Ohio. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business in 1965, and is retired from the Central Mutual Insurance Company.


BGSU Magazine apologizes for any confusion related to this listing.