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Gene Butts ’52 of Warsaw, Ind., was inducted into The Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame on Jan. 25. Selected by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association, Butts umpired for more than 55 years, working 35 Sectionals, 24 Regionals, 17 Semi-States and eight State Finals. He was 2000 IHSAA Umpire of the Year and also worked collegiate games for 45 years in the Hoosier-Buckeye, Mid-American and Mid-Central conferences.


Loren Finnell ’64 of Larchmont, N.Y., is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Resource Foundation, which has provided more than $80 million in assistance to more than 180 local nonprofit agencies in 29 countries. Finnell is the founder.

Phil Compton ’68 of Ada, Ohio, is pastor of Rhinehart United Methodist Church.

Paul Hoover ’68 of Mill Valley, Calif., was interviewed by PBS NewsHour on March 15 for his reflections about the second edition of Postmodern American Poetry, A Norton Anthology, which Hoover edited. (He edited the first edition also.) Hoover is a professor of creative writing for San Francisco State University, co-editor of the journal New American Writing, and author of nine books of poetry and a novel.

Paula Gamble ’68 Shively of New Paris, Ind., has retired as president and chief executive officer of ADEC Inc., which advocates for and serves people with developmental and cognitive disabilities so they live lives full of choice and possibility.

Judy Minnich ’68 Stout of San Diego, Calif., is a supplementary tutor for the English Language Center of San Diego City College. She also tutors newcomer refugee children for an after-school program of the International Rescue Committee.

Susan Kinsel ’69 Fitze of New Lebanon, Ohio, is a new Trustee for Manchester University, joining the Board on Jan. 13. She is retired after 22 years of elementary public school teaching. She is a member of the Southern Ohio District Board of the Church of the Brethren and chair of its Mission Renewal Commission.

Janis Clark ’69 Johnston of Oak Park, Ill., has authored It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent, Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development through Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. She is a psychologist in private practice.


Judith Miller ’70 Brown of North Manchester attended the annual White House holiday party on Dec. 4 with her son, Dustin Brown ‘99, who works in the White House Budget Office. She and her husband, the late Michael Brown, owned The Studio jewelry design and repair shop in North Manchester.

Fuad M. Hammoudeh ’71 of Indianapolis, joined the Board of Trustees of Manchester University in January 2012. He is administrator of Clarion Cancer Programs for Indiana University Health Center.

Barbara Clark ’73 Flory of Apple Valley, Calif., earned a doctorate in education with a major in educational leadership from Ball State University in July 2012.

Rev. Kevin Mort ’73 of St. Petersburg, Fla., was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church in December 2012 and is postulant for holy orders for Church of the Ascension in Clearwater.

James H. Colon ’74 of Torrance, Calif., became a Manchester University Trustee on Jan. 13. He is vice president of product communications for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Marcia Orpurt ’75 Young of Medina, Ohio, has retired as elementary libraries coordinator after 33 years with Medina City School District.

Janice Gilbert ’76 Hurst of McPherson, Kan., has launched Author’s Voice Publishing, offering manuscript editing, proofreading, design, illustration, photography, ISBN procurement and e-book formatting. Hurst also owns JanDesign Graphics.

Mary Ann Weyant ’76 Merryman of South Bend, Ind., has received the The Donald R. and Nora Barry Fischer Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence at St. Mary’s College, where she is professor of business and accounting and chair of the Department of Business Administration and Economics.

Steve Mock ’77 of Dillon, Mont., is a 2013 Mike Malone Educator of the Year at The University of Montana Western. Mock and colleague Rob Thomas were honored for leading Montana Western’s block scheduling, which has students focus on a single class at a time, with hands-on learning, for 18 days before moving on to the next course. Mock, an avid rock and mountain climber, made his third trip to Nepal recently to work with the nonprofit Khumbu Climbing Center. Professor Mock teaches chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry and water quality.


Steve Viehweg ’82 of Greenfield, Ind., is an Indiana Act Early Ambassador for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, networking with state experts to provide parents information to help them make the right decisions for children with developmental disabilities. He has served as associate director of the Riley Child Development Center of the Indiana University School of Medicine for 23 years.

Korrine Gust ’83aa of Lake Stevens, Wash., is University of Puget Sound intern coordinator supervisor for Western Washington University. She is a former assistant professor of education and director of the Master of Education program at Manchester University.

Steven Kastner ’83 of Bradenton, Fla., is regional vice president for Westminister Retirement Community in Bradenton.

Ron Miller ’84 of Tallahassee, Fla., is executive director of the Leon County Research and Development Authority, overseeing the 200-acre Innovation Park that facilitates new technology commercialization and economic development. The park is affiliated with Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College.

Jennifer Mitchell ’84 Shepherd of Wabash, Ind., is Manchester University’s new executive director of alumni relations. She formerly was principal and assistant principal at Greencastle, Warsaw and Rochester high schools in Indiana.

Amy Gall ’86 Ritchie of Richmond, Ind., received a Doctor of Ministry degree, with an emphasis in Christian spirituality, at Columbia Theological Seminary in May 2012. She continues her work as director of student development for Bethany Theological Seminary and has founded a private spiritual direction practice, Hapax Spiritual Direction.


Chris Caldwell ’90 of Muncie, Ind., is senior vice president, manager of the business banking division for MutualBank. He thanks his wife, Bettie, for her large part in his success.

Krista Bolinger ’93 Arnold of Fort Wayne, Ind., is scholarship manager for the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

Allen R. Kahler ’93 of Smithville, Ohio, is a new member of the Board of Trustees of Manchester University. He is pastor of Paradise Church of the Brethren in Smithville

Amy Beery ’94 of Indianapolis earned a Master of Divinity degree from Bethany Theological Seminary.

Amanda Walters ’96 Cassidy and Sean Cassidy of Stamford, Conn., welcomed twins Lucinda Joy and Mallory Jane on July 21, 2012.

Stacy Hendricks ’96 Horner of Goshen, Ind., is dean of the School of Business and dean of the Niles area campus for Southwestern Michigan College. She earned a doctorate in leadership, with an emphasis in higher education, from Andrews University.

Dean Johnson ’96, currently of Fort Wayne, Ind., will join the faculty of West Chester University in Pennsylvania next fall as an assistant professor of philosophy. He will serve as an activist-scholar, teaching classes in peace and conflict studies as well as religious studies. Dr. Johnson was an associate professor of religious studies and director of international and global studies for Defiance College in Ohio.

Isabel Porrata-Doria ’98 Santner of Bloomington, Ind., is a senior manager in tax practice for BKD accounting firm in Bloomington.

Sarah May ’99 Moody and Roland May of Stow, Ohio, welcomed twin girls Marah Jean and Mallory Lynn on June 29, 2012.

Dr. Jade Reynolds ’99 and Julie Eikenberry ’00 Reynolds of Bluffton, Ind., welcomed a son, Gabriel Matthew on July 21, 2012.


Jim and Tiffany Manley ’00 Bull of Clinton, Iowa, welcomed daughter Amelia Fayth on Oct. 16, 2012.

Frederick Balagadde ’01, of Durban, South Africa, is leading bioengineering research in a laboratory established by Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Durban – the Kwazulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH). The multimillion-dollar collaborative laboratory in the epicenter for TB and HIV disease is the first undertaking of its kind on the African continent.

John J Minnich ’01 of Fort Wayne, Ind., is an assistant professor of accounting and finance for Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne. He is vice president of the MU Alumni Board.

Kelli Collinsworth ’01 Weldy and Jody Weldy ’03 of Indianapolis welcomed son Knox James, born Jan. 9, 2012.

Brian and Robyn Carr ’02 Baggetta, of Washington, D.C., married on Sept. 9, 2012. She is an associate in litigation with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom law firm.

Alicia Brant ’02 Hazelwood of Converse, Ind., is executive director for United Way of Grant County, Ind., and a member of the Policy Committee for the Indiana Association of United Way.

Justin ’03 and Kamie Lucas ’05 Libey of Fort Wayne, Ind., welcomed daughter Kendall Paige, born Dec. 3, 2012.

Leela Setty ’03 Paris of Indianapolis received the four-year, $225,000 Liver Scholar Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. She is an assistant professor of surgery, specializing in transplant surgery, for Indiana University School of Medicine.

Sara Kerkhoff ’03 Rundell of Denver, Colo., is an associate with Holland & Hart, representing clients in the development, financing and operation of renewable energy, natural gas and other infrastructure projects. She Joined Holland & Hart in 2010 after clerking with Justice Allison H. Eid of the Colorado Supreme Court.

Matthew and Amber Hartman ’04 Enyeart of North Manchester welcomed a daughter, Lillie Lucille, born Feb. 25, 2013.

Brett Bultemeier ’05 of Alachua, Fla., earned a Ph.D. in agronomy at the University of Florida in May 2012. He is water resources manager for Clarke, a global environmental services company. Brett and Megan Wenger ‘05 Bultemier welcomed Keegan Wells, born May 4, 2012.

Amy Eager ’05 Cox and Ben Cox ’05 of Kokomo, Ind., welcomed a daughter, Audrey Harper on June 10, 2012.

Steven Boyer ’06 of Plymouth, Ind., is assistant principal for Riverside Intermediate School of Plymouth Community School Corp. Steven and Jillian Cartwright ’09 Boyer welcomed Hudson Jade, born May 18, 2012.

Robert Charvat ’06 of Indianapolis earned a doctorate in microbiology and immunology at Louisiana State University and now is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Joel ’06 and Megan Gallmeyer ’07 Luckey of Kimmell, Ind., welcomed daughter Adelyn Grace, born Oct. 2, 2012.

Allison Hoover-Kinne ’07 of Chicago is a member of the Chicago Chorale and office manager for Hoover & Associates Psychological and Counseling Services.

Holly Smith ’07 and Joshua Smallman of Fort Wayne, Ind., welcomed Aurora Faith, born Jan. 25, 2013.

Mitchel Harnish ’08 of Bluffton, Ind., is co-owner of Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel funeral home in Bluffton.

Nate Stewart ’08 of Indianapolis is completing his residency in family medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Nate and Jen Winquist ‘08 Stewart welcomed Gloria Suzanne, born July 16, 2012.

Chris Frankum ’09 and Reily Blatz ’12 of Warsaw, Ind., married in Petersime Chapel on March 17, 2012. They met when both were MU ITS HelpDesk employees. Now both work for Biomet Orthopedics in Warsaw.

Stephanie Moore ’09 of Austin, Texas, is an accountant for The LIVESTRONG Foundation, which works to empower the cancer community to address unmet needs of cancer survivors through collaborations and knowledge-sharing.


Tiffany Alva ’10 of Fort Wayne, is in charge of the bird route of the Indonesia Rainforest for the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

Brandon Kastner ’10 of Martinsville, Ind., is administrator of the Hickory Creek at Huntington nursing home for Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation Inc.

Adelaide Kamagaju ’11 of Indianapolis is with Mid America Clinical Laboratories in Indianapolis. She received a certificate in medical technology in 2012.

Benjamin B. Houston ’12 of Bargersville, Ind., has received the Darrell and Virginia Dykstra Memorial Scholarship and a teaching assistantship for his studies toward a master’s degree in history at Western Illinois University in Macomb.


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


Florence Birchard ‘29x Holderman of Lombard, Ill., Nov. 6, 2012
Ruth A. Martin ‘30x of Marion, Ind., Dec. 25, 2012
* Rev. J. Daniel D. Groff ‘31 of Huntington, Ind., Oct. 31, 2012
Charlotte Highley ‘33n Bowman of Kettering, Ohio, April 20, 2013
Helen Davis ’33n McGowen of New Castle, Ind., Aug. 16, 2012
Martha Durnbaugh ’33x Weck of Urbana, Ind., Oct. 31, 2012
Sara Studebaker ‘34n Heckman of Indianapolis, March 16, 2013
Lawana Sanxter ’34n Meisner of Fort Wayne, Ind., Oct. 8, 2012
Hazel Williams ‘36n Cecil of Wabash, Ind., Jan. 27, 2013
Lucille Mellinger ’36n Lung of Syracuse, Ind., Oct. 12, 2012
Jane Green ‘36 Stump of Unionville, Ind., Feb. 25, 2013
* Helen Darley ‘37 Hollinger of Goshen, Ind., Dec. 30, 2012
Catherine Annis ‘38n Theis of Walkerton, Ind., Dec. 16, 2012
Dr. David B. Hatcher ‘39 of Lamar, Texas, Jan. 2, 2013
Ray Hendrickson ‘39 of Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 16, 2013
Dorothy Hawk ‘39 Merriman of Indianapolis, March 10, 2013
Virginia Gilbert ‘40 Balsbaugh of Denver, Ind., Jan. 5, 2013
Horace S. Hollar ’40 of Overland Park, Kan., Nov. 11, 2012
Mildred Cordier ‘40 Huffman of Anderson, S.C., March 4, 2013
David C. Rusmisel ‘40x of Lima, Ohio, Nov. 12, 2012
Mary Catherine Bright ‘42x Loxley of Versailles, Ohio, Jan. 7, 2013
Joseph Woods ‘42 of Fort Wayne, Ind., Oct. 8, 2012
Robert Bergstrand ‘43 of Chapel Hill, N.C., Oct. 29, 2012
Faith E. Fearer ‘43x of Uniontown, Pa., March 27, 2013
* Joan Lautzenhiser ‘43x Koller of North Manchester, March 24, 2013
Margie Kingery ‘43x Lloyd of Rochester, Ind., Dec. 6, 2012
Juanita Byerly ‘43 Neher of Boise, Idaho, Nov. 3, 2012
Eunice Erbaugh ‘43x Royer of Greenville, Ohio, July 25, 2012
Roger F. Cave ‘44x of Lightsville, Ill., April 10, 2013
Betty Schul ‘44x Early of Upper Arlington, Ohio, April 17, 2013
Virginia Miller ‘45x Harlan of Willard, Ohio, Feb. 16, 2013
Joann Frantz ‘46x Hurley of Grand Forks, N.D., July 27, 2011
John D. Metzler ‘46 of Goshen, Ind., Dec. 1, 2012
Arnold Souder Jr. ‘46 of Santa Fe, N.M., Dec. 10, 2012
* Winfred Elson Weldy ‘47 of Mechanicsburg, Pa., March 9, 2013
Don H. Arnold ‘48 of Goshen, Ind., March 16, 2013
Martha Stouffer ‘48 Biehl of North Manchester, Sept. 11, 2012
Mary Krause ‘48 Downing of Munster, Ind., Nov. 27, 2012
Gloria Wilson ‘48x Harman of LaFontaine, Ind., July 2, 2009
Wayne Johnson ‘48 of LaPorte, Ind., Feb. 12, 2013
J. Allen Willmert ‘48 of North Manchester, April 1, 2013
Charles Hively ’49 of Fort Wayne, Ind., Oct. 1, 2011
Robert L. Lantz ‘49 of Monticello, Ind., Dec. 9, 2012
Rev. F. Wayne Lawson ‘49 of Goshen, Ind., March 20, 2013
* Rev. Harold B. Statler ‘49 of North Manchester, April 12, 2013
Robert D. Wysong ‘49 of Hillsboro, Ohio, Feb. 2, 2013
Esther Rupley ‘50x Brown of Elkhart, Ind., Nov. 10, 2012
Carolyn Holl ‘50 Leffel of North Manchester, Jan. 27, 2013
George C. Murphy ‘50x of Columbus, Ind., Oct. 1, 2012
* M. Alpheus Rohrer ‘50 of North Manchester, Dec. 26, 2012
Paul Rush ‘50 of Syracuse, Ind., Oct. 13, 2012
* Charles E. Anderson ‘51 of North Manchester, March 10, 2013
Shirley Williams ‘51 Wagoner of Huntingdon, Pa., Feb. 24, 2013
Elizabeth Lou Gurthet ‘53 Beatty of Plymouth, Ind., Nov. 27, 2012
Cyril C. Brooke ‘53x of South Bend, Ind., Jan. 10, 2013
Don Hyde ‘53 of Baytown, Texas, Dec. 30, 2012
John C. Grady ‘54 of Chana, Ill., Oct. 8, 2012
* Helen Bollinger ’54 Hollenberg of North Manchester, Feb. 27, 2013
Reva Mellinger ‘54 Sears Schaffner of Columbus, Ohio, March 22, 2013
* Rev. M. Thomas Swantner ‘54 of Frankfort, Ind., Dec. 17, 2012
W. Leon Goodmiller ‘55 of Huntington, Ind., Nov. 25, 2012
M. Faith Cripe‘56 Hill of North Manchester, April 1, 2013
Robert Homan ‘57 of Elkhart, Ind., Oct. 25, 2012
Joyce Griffith ‘57 Leckrone of North Manchester, March 12, 2013
Darrel Kay Brant ‘58x of Van Wert, Ohio, Nov. 17, 2012
Eileen “Sandy” Murray ‘58 Flinn of Tipp City, Ohio, Feb. 11, 2013
Kay A. Kistler ‘58 of Columbia City, Ind., Dec. 2, 2012
Nancy Mishler ‘59x Benton of North Manchester, Dec. 5, 2012
* Joseph Byerly Mann ‘59 of Tempe, Ariz., Feb. 2, 2013
* Glen Shively ’59 of Union, Ohio, March 14, 2013
* Myra Yordy ’60 Nauman of Chugiak, Anchorage, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2012
L. Kay Roberts ‘62 of Markle, Ind., March 28, 2013
Kay Cole-Meyer ‘63x of Albion, Ind., Sept. 23, 2012
Mary Sparks ‘63 Erbaugh of Decatur, Ga., March 3, 2011
William K. Houk ‘63 of Rushville, Ind., Sept. 9, 2012
JoLynn Reinoehl ‘64 Brumbaugh of Sharpsville, Ind., Feb. 11, 2013
Irene Kintner ’64 Knarr of North Manchester, Sept. 16, 2012
Dorotha Mullett ‘64 Sheets of Columbia City, Ind., Nov. 3, 2012
Rev. James W. Swan ‘65 of Marion, Ind., Feb. 27, 2013
Anita Jane Yoder ’65 of Issaquah, Wash., Oct. 5, 2012
David B. McGuire ‘70 of Leesburg, Ind., March 7, 2013
Barbara Sommer ‘70 Nicholls of Hendersonville, N.C., March 20, 2013
Charles “Chuck” Shank ‘72 of Wabash, Ind., March 9, 2013
John Jay King ‘73 of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Jan. 27, 2013
William “Charley” Brinley ‘74 of South Bend, Ind., Nov. 13, 2012
Jean Gemmer ‘74 McCutchan of Goshen, Ind., Dec. 8, 2012
Carter L. Quance ‘76 of Warsaw, Ind., Dec. 17, 2012
Stephanie Shultz ‘95 Beck of North Manchester, Jan. 23, 2013

Donald Mark Royer of Richmond, Ind., Nov. 1, 2012, former professor of sociology.

* Jeanne Hamme Buch of North Manchester, April 16, 2013
Jeanette Parks Henney of Woodburn, Ind., March 11, 2013
Josephine E. Likens of Sidney, Ind., Jan. 26, 2013
Clarence L. Mishler of Nappanee, Ind., Nov. 22, 2012
Donald Mills Strauss of North Manchester, Dec. 28, 2012

Alumni News & Class Notes compiled by Betsy Varner ’14
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