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IOWA Magazine | December 2018
Class Notes Winter 2018-19

2010s

Eric W. Bush (15DMA) is associate director of bands and director of the Hawkeye Marching Band at the UI School of Music.

Margaret Chorazy (10PhD), director of undergraduate programs and a clinical assistant professor of epidemiology at the UI College of Public Health, received the college's 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Andrew B. James (14BBA) is co-founder and partner at ABDB Designs, a New York City-based company that designs and handcrafts furniture, flooring, and wall covering.

Jesse L. Kreitzer (15MFA), a filmmaker in Marlboro, Vermont, recently received the Juried Prize in the 2018 PBS Online Film Festival for Black Canaries.

Tom P. Miner (11BA) is co-founder and CEO of Unwrapp'd, a nutrition bar dough manufacturer in Denver, Colorado.

Caroline Radesky (13MA), a UI doctoral student in history of gender and sexuality, recently received an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women.

Nicole E. Pauley Worden (11MD, 14R, 17F) is an interventional cardiologist with Essentia Health-St. Mary's Heart and Vascular Center in Duluth, Minnesota.

2000s

Thomas J. Bates (09BA) is director of admissions for graduate business programs at Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Sara Brenner (06MD, 06F), an associate nanobioscience professor and assistant vice president for NanoHealth Initiatives at State University of New York Polytechnic Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany, received the UI Carver College of Medicine's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Early Career Achievement.

Rana B. Dajani (05PhD), an associate biology and biotechnology professor at Hashemite University in Jordan and founder of the We Love Reading initiative, received the UI Carver College of Medicine's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement and Service.

Kelly McConaughy DeVore (08MA) is a middle school and high school special education teacher at North Linn Community School District in Coggon, Iowa.

Janice T. Edmund-Wells (04MSW, 07CER), former executive director for the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health at the Iowa Department of Health, has been inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame.

Erin L. Derby Hunt (03BBA) is vice president of employee benefits and a voting shareholder of the Holmes Murphy insurance brokerage in Dallas.

Thomas P. Oates (04PhD), a UI assistant professor of American studies and journalism and mass communication, is author of Football and Manliness: An Unauthorized Feminist Account of the NFL from the UI Press.

Anna M. Buskohl Patty (03BA), co-owner and vice president of Epiphany, a marketing and public relations firm in Marion, Iowa, has been named a 2018 Forty Under 40 award winner by the Corridor Business Journal.

Jenny A. Harle Quiner (07BA) is grower and owner of Dogpatch Urban Gardens in Des Moines.

Don T. Reichelt (09BA), race director, coach, and owner of Boundless Endurance, an endurance event consulting business in Littleton, Colorado, placed third this past summer in AdventureCORPS' Badwater 135 Ultramarathon in Death Valley, California.

Broc N. Rossell (04MFA) a lecturer in critical and cultural studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, is co-editor of Poetics and Praxis 'After' Objectivism from the UI Press.

Keith Schilling (09PhD) is Iowa's state geologist and an Iowa Geological Survey and IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering research engineer.

1990s

Tavian R. Banks (97BS), CEO of Carpe Diem Sports Enhancement in Yorkville, Illinois, and a former Hawkeye and NFL player, recently served as a celebrity coach for Opportunity on Deck's Game for Good in Des Moines to benefit youth sports opportunities in central Iowa.

Susanne M. Davis (90MFA), an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut at Storrs, is author of The Appointed Hour.

Adaeze Enekwechi (98BA, 07PhD), vice president of strategy, policy, and analytics at McDermott+Consulting and research associate professor of health policy and management at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., received the UI College of Public Health's 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Christina A. Gurnett (98MD, 98PhD, 00R), a scholar, teacher, and physician in the neurology department at Washington University in St. Louis who co-founded the school's Pediatric Musculoskeletal DNA Databank, received the UI Carver College of Medicine's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement.

Rachelle L. Karstens (95JD) is president of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.

Kerrie A. Klein (94BA), manager of financial product marketing at the CME Group in Chicago, is the 2018 Volunteer of the Year for National Runaway Safeline, an organization that provides crisis intervention and prevention services.

J. Antonio G. Lopez (90F), clinical research medical director of the cardiometabolic and neuroscience therapeutic area of global development at Amgen biotechnology company in Los Angeles, received the UI Carver College of Medicine's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement.

Kurt Rink (96BS) is co-founder and managing partner of Go Solutions executive search firm in Orange County, California.

Brian G. Shawver (99MFA) is an associate provost for teaching and learning at Park University in Parkville, Missouri.

Andy C. Temte (91MA, 95PhD) is chief executive officer of Kaplan Professional Global, a global education provider in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

1980s

Dan W. Bannister (87MSW) is a licensed independent clinical social worker at Northland Counseling Services in Chaska, Minnesota.

Justin C. Cronin (89MFA), a distinguished faculty fellow at Rice University in Houston, will see his vampire novel trilogy adapted into a Fox television series, The Passage, in 2019.

J. Kevin Dorsey (81R, 83F), dean emeritus, provost emeritus, and professor of medical education and internal medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois, received the UI Carver College of Medicine's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Educational Excellence.

Peter J. Hlavin (80BBA) received a gold medal representing the U.S. in the high jump (men's 60-64) at the World Masters Athletics Championships this past fall in Málaga, Spain.

Steven J. Meyer (84MD), a physician and co-founder of Siouxland Tanzania Medical Ministries in Sioux City, Iowa, is author of Answer the Call: The Story of the Miracle Kids in Tanzania.

Tristram G. Parslow (83MD, 83PhD), a professor and chair of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, received the UI Carver College of Medicine's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement.

Ann E. Patchett (87MFA), best-selling author and co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, has seen her novel, Bel Canto, adapted as a film starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe.

Thomas J. Schenkelberg (82BBA, 86JD), an attorney with the Polsinelli law firm in Kansas City, Missouri, has been selected by Best Lawyers as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year.

Timothy J. Sear (80BA, 85JD), an attorney with the Polsinelli law firm in Overland Park, Kansas, has been selected by Best Lawyers as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year.

Warren J. Wilson (83MA), professor and chair of the history department at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is author of Meat Makes People Powerful: A Global History of the Modern Era from the UI Press.

Patricia Winokur (88R, 91F), executive dean and an internal medicine professor for the UI Carver College of Medicine, received the college's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Leadership.

1970s

Thomas Fox Averill (76MFA), a professor emeritus of English at Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas, is author of Found Documents from the Life of Nell Johnson Doerr.

Basem M. Dajani (70R) an internal medicine specialist in Des Moines and founder of the Jordan Medical Board, received the UI Carver College of Medicine's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement and Service.

Rita F. Dove (77MFA), a two-time U.S. poet laureate and English professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, recently received honorary doctorates from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she gave the spring 2018 commencement speech.

Norman E. Johnson (71BBA), and his wife, Barbara J. Bartlett Johnson, have established the Juanita J. Bartlett Professorship, which is the first endowed position at the UI to support a research-based neuroscience clinician.

Margaret L. Tobey (74BA, 80MA, 80JD) is senior vice president of regulatory affairs for NBC Universal in Washington, D.C.

1960s

C. William Hanke (66BS, 71MD), a dermatologist and founder of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana in Carmel, received the UI Carver College of Medicine's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement.

John W. Irving (67MFA), a best-selling author, is winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's 2018 Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.

Judy Towne Jennings (68CER) is author of The Wonderful World of Widowhood...Except When It Isn't.

Bill Newbrough (67BA, 69MA) is director of the JungleVine Foundation in Luang Prabang, Laos, which connects area artisans with the global market by promoting their handicrafts.

Stephen C. Paulk (69BS, 73MD, 78R), a retired general surgeon in Portage, Wisconsin, and his wife, Amy, recently finalized plans to support UI football, golf, and track and field scholarships.

1950s

Thomas G. Briggs (54BA, 57MD) a retired physician and former president of the Minnesota Medical Association, is author of the memoir, It's Better to Wear Out...Than to Rust Out.

Carol E. Tangen Hills (59BSN) recently received the 2018 Governor's Volunteer Award for more than 50 years of community service in the state of Iowa.

Daryl L. James (50BA) is author of the poetry anthology Between the Sheets of Time and the memoir A Gay Man's Odyssey Through the 20th Century and Beyond.

Faculty & Friends

Octav Chipara, a UI assistant professor of computer science, has received an early-career grant from the National Science Foundation to study wearable smart devices.

Jean Y. Jew, a UI professor emeritus of anatomy and cell biology and advocate against sexual harassment, has been inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame.

Peggy Nopoulos is the new chair and departmental executive officer of the psychiatric department at the UI Carver College of Medicine.

Scott D. Perlman, a former UI student, is writer, director, and producer of the award-winning dark comedy Andover.

Zubair Shafiq, a UI assistant professor of computer science, has received an early-career grant from the National Science Foundation to study the cooperation between internet network operators and content providers.

Val C. Sheffield, director of the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics, professor of pediatrics and ophthalmology, the Roy J. Carver Chair in Molecular Genetics, and an investigator of the UI Institute for Vision Research, recently received the New York Academy of Medicine's prestigious 2018 Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize for his groundbreaking research on glaucoma treatment.

Jan R. Wessel, a UI assistant professor of neurology and psychological and brain sciences, has received an early-career grant from the National Science Foundation to study human motor inhibition.

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