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C. Evan Kinsley ’34 of North Manchester celebrated his 100th birthday Aug. 27 at
Timbercrest Senior Living Community. The longtime Illinois schools educator and his late wife, Lucile Buck ’34 Kinsley, received the 1997 Alumni Honor Award. He served on the Board of Trustees from 1954 to 1966. He died Oct. 11, 2012.


Mary Alice Bagwell ‘52 Dillman of Delaware, Ohio, has authored an autobiography, Gratitude: A Legacy of a Life, published in April 2012 by Modern Memoirs Inc., Amherst, Mass. In her book, she describes her grandfather, Elihu Burton Bagwell, who served Manchester College as a “field man” for the Church of the Brethren in 1920.

Gene E. Likens ‘57 of Clinton Corners, N.Y., was the graduation convocation keynote speaker for the College of Science and Mathematics at Montclair State
University on May 12. Likens, a pioneer in the discovery and study of acid rain in North America, also received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the New Jersey college.


Robert Johansen ‘62 of Granger, Ind., has retired as professor of political science and peace studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. Widely published, Dr. Johansen continues his research on enhancing U.N. peacekeeping and the role of non-governmental organizations in promoting
compliance with international humanitarian law. He served as the Institute’s director of doctoral studies 2008-2010.

Ruthann Knechel ‘64 Johansen of Granger, Ind., will retire as president of Bethany Theological Seminary on July 1, 2013. She began her tenure as the ninth president of the Seminary in 2007, and has served as a professor of nterdisciplinary studies and literature, and as a faculty fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Dean Grove ‘67 of Bellevue, Wash., received the Meritorious Service Award of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine for his long-term
service to the association and its Board of Directors and countless hours furthering the goals of the association and the profession. The organization represents more than 4,500 physicians and health care specialists.

Wayne Madden ‘68 of Auburn, Ind., is 2012-13 president of Lions Clubs International, elected at the 95th convention, held in Busan, Korea. Madden is an
insurance agent and former educator who spoke of his Manchester roots in an
introductory video sent to all Lions clubs. Watch Lions video.


Steve Keim ‘70 of Fort Wayne, Ind., volunteer project director for Brethren Disaster Ministries, is 2012 Volunteer of the Year of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. He also received the President’s Volunteer Service Award of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Dean Genth ‘71 of Mason City, Iowa, served as an Iowa delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in September. He was invited by President Barack Obama to the White House in June for the Annual LGBT Pride Month Reception. Genth is the president of the Coalition of Iowa PFLAG chapters and serves on the board of directors of One Iowa, the state’s leading equality organization.

Stephen B. Reid ‘73 of Waco, Texas, received the John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award at the annual meeting of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies in March. He is a professor of Christian scriptures at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco. He formerly was academic
dean and professor of Old Testament at Bethany Theological Seminary.

Steve Bowne ‘74 of Sharpsville, Ind., has performed in two community plays,
portraying General Waverly in Kokomo Community Theatre’s production of White Christmas and as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Tipton Community Theatre’s
production of Annie. He is a credit recovery coordinator for Taylor High School in

Jim Colon ‘74 of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., serves on the board of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. The vice president of product communications for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., serves on numerous boards, including California State University; Los Angeles’ Friends of Engineering, Computer
Science and Technology; The Black Star Project; and The First Tee of South Los
Angeles. He is also a member of The United Negro College Fund Los Angeles Leadership Council.

Janalee Reineke ‘74x Lyth of Duluth, Minn., is Essentia Health’s 2012 Employee of the Year for her commitment to the health system’s values of quality, hospitality, respect, justice, stewardship and teamwork. She is an occupational therapist, certified disability case manager, ergonomic specialist and consultant for the integrated health system serving patients in hospitals and clinics in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Idaho.


Stephan Viehweg ‘82 of Greenfield, Ind., is interim director for the Center for
Translating Research Into Practice at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Translational research uses meaningful, evidence-based information to
address complex social, health, governmental, cultural and relational issues.

Amy Gall ‘86 Ritchie of Richmond, Ind., earned a Doctor of Ministry degree, with an emphasis in Christian spirituality, from Columbia Theological Seminary on May 12. She is director of student development for Bethany Theological Seminary, with an additional practice in spiritual direction.

Dan Byler ‘88 of LaGrange, Ind., spoke at the Topeka (Ind.) Area Historical Society meeting in March 2012. He is publisher of Hometown Treasures, a monthly magazine that covers local news and the Westview School District in Topeka.

Jeannette Hendrix ‘88a Rinard of Angola, Ind., is teaching interactive media for the Four County Area Vocational Cooperative, based in Kendallville, Ind. For many years, Rinard was news director for Fort Wayne radio station WAJI 95.1 FM, with a morning talk show, “Majic in the Morning,” when she often mentioned her alma mater.


Shanna Dutton ’91, of Tulsa, Okla., is a finance and accounting executive for
ClearRidge Capital, a leading Oklahoma investment banking, restructuring and mergers and acquisitions firm.

Sara Steiner ‘96 Larco and Charles Hundt ‘96 ‘97ma, both of the Indianapolis
area, appeared on CNBC, the national business television network, ringing the opening bell for NASDAQ when Angie’s List Inc. went public on Nov. 17, 2011. Hundt is controller and Larco is director of financial reporting for Angie’s List, a website of
verified consumer reviews of service providers.

Jared Beasley ‘98 of Middlebury, Ind., is vice president of clinical and diagnostic services for Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital and Starke Hospital. He previously directed the Emergency Department for IU Health Goshen.

Brenna Metzger ‘98 Crozier of North Manchester was featured in the Teacher Honor Roll of The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne on June 3. For the article, the math
teacher at Portage Middle School in Fort Wayne Community Schools recalled Karen Beery ‘66 Doudt, associate professor of education, as her favorite Manchester

Robyn Boettner ‘99 of Milwaukee, Wisc., earned a Master of Social Work degree in May from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She is a program coordinator for the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.

Christian Maslowski ‘99 of Greenwood, Ind., is executive director of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce. Christian and wife Michelle welcomed Gabriella Renee on April 10, 2012.

Madalyn Metzger ‘99 of Bristol, Ind., is marketing communication manager for Everence Financial (formerly MMA and Mennonite Financial), a faith-based insurance and financial services company in Goshen.


Kris Brownlee ‘00 of Bristol, Ind., recently signed a record deal with Megawave Records. Collaborating with legendary guitarist Freddie Fox and Grammy producer
Michael Broening, Kris often plays multiple instruments. He has three albums to his credit, the latest, Sincerely Yours, is set for release this fall.

Josh ‘01 and Kristie Aeschlim ‘02 Brockway of Hoffman Estates, Ill., welcomed Elias Mark, born Aug. 9, 2012. Elias has a brother, Levi, and sister, Anna.

Julie Schwier ‘01 Markiewicz of South Bend, Ind., and husband Mike welcomed Austin James, born Aug. 25, 2011.

Carrie Miller ‘01,’02ma Minnich of Fort Wayne, Ind., received the Clients’ Choice Award at the Fort Wayne Women’s Business Bureau Mentor Reception. Minnich, a CPA, is a manager specializing in audit and nonprofit services for Dulin, Ward &
DeWald Inc.

Matt ‘01 and Teri Getts ‘01 Seitz of Fort Wayne, Ind., welcomed Landon Matthew, on Sept. 20, 2011.

Jessica Taylor ‘02 Hooley and Chris Hooley ‘02x of Charleston, S.C., welcomed a daughter, Morgan McCrady, on Oct. 6, 2011. Jessica is controller for Hall’s Chophouse in Charleston.

Scot Croner ‘03 of Albany, Ind., is instructional coordinator for Marion (Ind.) Community Schools, coordinating the K-12 curriculum and professional development while overseeing the Title I, Title II and Title III budgets. Scot and wife Bobbi Lynn welcomed Caroline Lynn on June 7, 2012.

Amber Chance ‘04 of Indianapolis is accounting manager for Park Tudor School, an independent school for children age 3 through grade 12. She and husband Alex Markov welcomed Gwendolyn Maxine, on March 12, 2012.

Regina Khan ‘04 Lortie of Syracuse, Ind., is marketing coordinator for Indiana
University Health, Goshen, and oversees seminars on gastroesophageal reflux. She received an associate’s degree in medical assisting from Ivy Tech Community

Ashley Blomeke ‘05 Bigelow of Auburn, Ind., is a kindergarten teacher for Dekalb County Central United School District. She and her husband Andrew Bigelow ‘05 welcomed their second daughter, Caroline Case, in September 2011.

Jill Gallmeyer ‘05 Juday of Cromwell, Ind., is a kindergarten teacher for West Noble School Corp. She and her husband Nick Juday ‘05, welcomed Graham Asher on Sept. 6, 2011.

Tai Cerney ‘07 Cripe of Fort Wayne, Ind., is an internal auditor for Agri Stats Inc., a Fort Wayne-based statistical research and analysis firm serving agribusiness companies domestically and internationally.

Nicolas Kauffman ‘09 of Richmond, Ind., is an area director for Earlham College. He earned a master’s degree in theology from Bethany Theological Seminary and
married Rebekah Houff last summer.


Tiffany Berkebile ’10 of Bay City, Mich., is a technical writer for environment, health and safety websites for AVI-SPL, a communications contractor for The Dow
Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich.

Nathan Hodges ’10 of St. Petersburg, Fla., is studying for a Ph.D. in communication studies at the University of South Florida. He received his master’s degree in communication studies from Central Michigan University last spring.

Imad Abudiab ’11 of Jerusalem, Israel is deputy general manager for Jerusalem Design Center, an architect firm with health care, education, commercial and residential clients. Visit the firm’s website at

Chelsea Bower ’11 of Galveston, Ind., is Indiana University Kokomo’s first cheerleading coach. A Spartan cheerleader for four years, she coached the
junior varsity squad at Maconaquah High School and is the current coach of the eighth grade squad at Lewis Cass Junior-Senior High School.

Amanda Mauk ‘11 of Washington, D.C., married Kevin Goggin on Aug. 6, 2011.

Kelsey Airgood ’12 and Patrick Forester ’12 of Ann Arbor, Mich., married June 16, 2012.

Rebecca Creath ’12 of Fort Wayne, Ind., is the Peace Studies coordinator for
Manchester University.

Cassie Davis ’12 of Tampa, Fla., served as deputy field organizer for the 2012
Obama Campaign following an internship with the Democratic Party in Chicago.

William Kallas ’12 of Brookline, Mass., is studying for a Master of Divinity degree at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline.

John Lash ’12 of Durham, N.C., is studying for a Ph.D. in chemistry at Duke

Rebecca Pendergrass ’12 of Fort Wayne, Ind., is public relations and marketing specialist for Panoramic Corp., which manufactures and distributes X-ray machines
for dentists and doctors.

Jay Sheets ’12 of Goshen, Ind., teaches third grade for Wakarusa Elementary
School and coaches junior varsity baseball for NorthWood High School in Nappanee.


*As a member of the Otho Winger Society, this donor included Manchester in an estate plan or established a deferred gift with the University.


C. Virgil St. John '43*C. VIRGIL ST. JOHN ’43 of West Lafayette, Ind., a former member of the Board of Trustees and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Science degree, the Alumni Honor Award and Philanthropy Award. The chemistry major received a Distinguished Service Award from the Atomic Energy Commission for his work on the Manhattan Project. He worked for Eli Lilly and Company for 42 years and carried the 1996 Olympic Torch. He leaves his wife of 65 years, Ruth Wilson ’46x St. John. He was 89.

JULY 4, 2012


Erma Kerr ‘29 (Mount Morris College) Petry of North Manchester, July 15, 2012
Ralph Wieand ‘31x of Wheaton, Ill., Feb. 13, 2012
Sybil Galbreath ‘32n Jennings of South Bend, Ind., July 9, 2012
*C. Evan Kinsley ’34 of North Manchester, Oct. 11, 2012
Grace Patterson ‘35n Gibbs of Danville, Ind., June 20, 2012
Edith Vance ‘36x Fuller of Argos, Ind., June 4, 2012
Sara Berkebile ‘38n Conine of Holland, Mich., April 29, 2011
Alberta Wieand ‘38x Dusing of Lombard, Ill., April 15, 2012
Dorothy Duncan ‘39x Bartow of Pueblo, Colo., April 24, 2012
Alden Leslie ‘39x of Montpelier, Ohio, July 7, 2012
Luise “Barbara” Germann ‘40 Pook of South Whitley, Ind., Jan. 27, 2012
Phyllis Martz ‘42 Schuller of Corunna, Ind., June 27, 2012
John Klingler ‘43 of Lima, Ohio, April 21, 2012
Ollie Gorrill ‘43 Lightner of Brookville, Ohio, July 16, 2012
Maxine Heitz ‘43x Mulligan of North Manchester, May 2, 2012
*C. Virgil St. John ‘43 of West Lafayette, Ind., July 4, 2012
Ruth Bendsen ‘47n Rowe of North Manchester, May 13, 2012
Harold Blickenstaff ‘48 of Nevada City, Calif., May 21, 2012
Mary Miller ‘48 Coe of North Manchester, July 14, 2012
Richard Durnbaugh ‘49 of Holly, Mich., July 5, 2012
Hubert Stackhouse ‘49 of Auburn, Ind., March 8, 2012
Shirley Stayrook ‘49 Strobridge of Cedarville, Ohio, July 7, 2012
*Arlie Waggy ‘49 of Goshen, Ind., July 9, 2012
Jacqueline Drake ‘50x Murphy of Columbus, Ind., June 21,2012
Esther Loxley ‘51x Barnhart of Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 7, 2011
Byron Pyle ‘51x of Connersville, Ind., May 19, 2012
Nelda Ulery ‘51 of Arlington, Wash., July 16, 2012
Genevieve Casida ‘52 Cochley of Wabash, Ind., July 17, 2012
Robert Black ‘53 of Waukesha, Wisc., July 1, 2012
Lois Rohrer ‘53x of Plymouth, Ind., June 7, 2012
Katherine Shirk ‘54 Camp of Kendallville, Ind., June 13, 2012
Eleanor Frantz ‘58x Dayton of Grand Ledge, Mich., April 27, 2012
Louise Smith ‘58x Mountz of Garrett, Ind., June 26, 2012
C. Maurice Oatley ‘59 of Canton, Ohio, June 17, 2012
Noel Yordy ‘59x of Huntington, Ind., June 21, 2012
*Philip West ‘60 of Missoula, Mont., June 21, 2012
Darrell Delk ‘61 of Arcanum, Ohio, July 2, 2012
George Loveland ‘65 of Port Byron, Ill., June 10, 2012
Arlene Diffenderfer ‘66 Clester of Fairmount, Ind., March 20, 2012
Carol Ludwig ‘66 Meeks of North Manchester, May 19, 2012
Harry Dean ‘68 of Dewey, Ariz., July 31, 2012
Thomas Listenfelt ‘69 of Evansville, Ind., July 17, 2012
Randy Reed ‘74 of Fort Wayne, Ind., May 6, 2012
Mark Harvey ‘75 of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, April 28, 2012

Alumni News & Class Notes compiled by Deb Stoltzfus
In this issue
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BCA Abroad
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We are U
Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same

Classes are under way for Manchester's newest class and faculty

Lessons in Finance
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Friends for 50
Every year like clockwork, they've reunited

Philanthropy 101
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Profiles of ability and conviction

A headless skeleton, old pictures and a theory
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