Fall 2016 Class Notes Photos

Fresh Face of the OWU Swim Team

Proud grandmother Carolyn Hardin Smith ’56 is pictured with her granddaughter, Maddie Penn, who will attend OWU in the fall, and Megan Downing Teeters ’09, Maddie’s swim coach at Bishop Watterson High School. Maddie will be a member of the OWU swim team.

L.A. Supervisor Race

OWU board member Ann Muenster-Nuiry ’73 (left) with Kathryn “Kathy” Barger Leibrich ’83, who is running for Supervisor in Los Angeles County’s Fifth District.

Sorority Sisters at Cleveland Founders Day

Members of Kappa Alpha Theta reunited for Cleveland Founders Day on February 20, celebrating Ann Tarbutton Gerhart’s 50-year anniversary of initiation. Pictured from left are: (front row) Barbara Gelhaus Dellinger ’56, Laurie McGregor Connor ’77, Sarah Kieta ’06, (back row) Trish Carleton ’83, Ann Tarbutton Gerhart ’69, Rachel Spetrino McCoy ’11 , Ros Seabury Collins ’52, and Colleen Kam Springer ’70.

State Golf Championship Winner

Kevin “Andy” Dunn ’00 was named the head varsity boys golf coach for The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA, in January. He had been an assistant in the program for seven years before being named head coach. His team won the state championship in classification 3A. Andy’s wife of 8 years Jordan, five-year-old daughter Ryan, and three-year-old son Drew are all doing well.

Lee-Churchill Wedding

Victoria “Tory” Lee ’09 was married to Hugh Churchill on November 14, 2015. The couple lives in Royal Oak, MI. OWU alumni joining in the celebration were, from left: (front row) Caitlin Chesnut ’09, Juanita Kwan ’08, Hillary Robertson ’11, Emily Turner ’09, Britta Buchenroth ’09, Sally Born ’09, Tory Lee Churchill ’09, Ariel Haytas ’09, Carolyn Scott Lee ’72, Laura Wicker Hackett ’77, Mark Lee ’74; (back row) Megan Morris ’05, Marie McNeely ’08, Michael Green ’08, Lee Schott ’09, Yaser Helal ’09, Claire Knight ’09, Nick Baker ’09, Charlie Hackett ’74, Pete Lee ’75, and Tom Scott ’74.

OWU Alumni Work as White House Staffers

Kyle Herman ’11 and Anna Cooper ’13 are pictured in front of the White House, where Kyle is employed as an analyst, and where Anna was associate director of technology and operations for presidential personnel until May.

Kyle (middle) was visited at work by Usman Javaid ’10 (right) and Sharif Kronemer ’12 (left). The three men are all former leaders of the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs, OWU’s student government.

Glee Club Alumni Reunite on Cruise

Former members of the OWU Men’s Glee Club gathered for a reunion cruise November 7-14, 2015. Aboard the Emerald Princess, they visited Princess Cay, St. Martin, Grand Turk, and St. Thomas, gathering twice throughout the trip to sing old Glee Club songs. Glee Club members pictured with their spouses are, from left: (back row) Larry Plum ’68, Patsy Plum, Rich McCreery, Sue Harrison ’62, (middle row) Chuck Sowder, Ginny Goll ’69, (front row) Herb Kinney ’69, Sherry Kinney, Diana Smith ’69, and Steve Smith ’69.

Monnett Club Gathering

Members of the Columbus Monnett Club gathered on April 26. Among the gathered group were, from left: Ginny O’Grady Shipps ’70, Jan Thome Kisting ’93, Marilyn Ellis Haas ’61, and Vickie Sheets ’72.

Golf Fundraiser for Military Heroes

Dave Ferguson ’67, a Phi Delta Theta, co-chairs and co-founded Holes for Heroes, a golf fundraiser to salute and assist wounded and recovering military heroes and their families at home and abroad. The 10th anniversary of the event, sponsored by the San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Foundation, will be held September 16 in Solana Beach, CA.

Phi Delt Reunion

Phi Delta Theta reunited March 19 at their 2016 annual gathering. Among the 100-plus who attended are, left to right: Marv Frye (retired OWU track & field coach), Jim Goode ’67, Barney Apel ’67, Bob Pfeiffer ’67, Lowell Vorpe ’67, Clendon (Jay) Parr ’70, Glenn Bloomquist ’67, Gary L. Smith ’67, and Mark Shipps ’70.

Chi Phi Alumni Reunite

More than 50 Chi Phi alumni gathered on campus on April 30. Those in attendance included: Jeff Allen ’69, Neil Aring ’69, Bob Bachman ’68, Dave Banks ’68, Pete Bleckner ’68, Jack Brant ’69, Woody Clark ’67, Wayne Clark ’68, Stu Clinton ’65, Harvey Cobb ’67, Randy Conklin ’67, Tom Connolly ’67, Bruce Cook ’65, Paul Cummings ’70, Ron Danielson ’66, John Deitz ’67, Bob Egdell ’65, Fred Evans ’68, Josip Galetovic ’67, Kirk Hornbeck ’68, Dana Jack ’69, Laurence Jacobsen ’68, Jon Jaffe ’71, Bill Jobson ’66, Jim Kanters ’66, Tom Lange ’68, Ira Lapides ’68, Bob Lohr ’69, Henry Lukas ’67, Ray Luthi ’70, John McWilliam ’67, Jeff Meeks ’70, Bruce Nichols ’68, John Piastra ’70, Bob Pierce ’70, Jim Prosnit ’71, Dean Rushmore ’69, Mark Schiff ’67, Jasey Schnaars ’72, Rick Schwarz ’72, Walter Siegi ’63, Jim Souder ’65, Saul Spigel ’69, Dick Stonberg ’68, Gene “Chip” Tiesler ’68, Tom Urban ’70, Jerry Walker ’70, Jim Whitman ’69, Tom Wilson ’70, and Nate Wolinksy ’69.

Making History in Centerville

Martha Hibbert Boice ’53 was influential in adding Erma Bombeck’s Centerville, OH, home to the National Register of Historic Places. Pictured during the presentation at a Centerville City Council meeting are, from left: Patrick Hansford, chair of the Landmarks Foundation of Centerville-Washington Township; Nathalie Wright, the preservationist who wrote the application; Martha Hibbert Boice ’53; and Centerville Mayor Mark Kingseed. The magazine apologizes for the incorrect caption that appeared with this photo in our previous issue.

Celebrating a Treasured Life

A group of alumni gathered to celebrate the friendship and life of their dear OWU friend, Gordon MacDougall ’79, who passed away on April 25. Pictured from left are: (front row) “Cal” Mark Johnson ’80, Tim Feldman ’80, John Mengel ’80, Grant Whiteside ’79, Andy Hard ’80; (back row) Chris Kelly ’79, Jim Vandegriff ’79, John Foley ’79, and Henry Chapman ’79.

Alumni Connect on Stage

Two OWU alumni recently met while acting in a production of “Black Coffee” (an Agatha Christie mystery) at the Delray Beach Playhouse in Delray Beach, FL. Pictured second from left is Doug Moore ’75 as Constable Johnson, and third from left is Kevin Finneran ’90 as Inspector Japp.