IOWA Alumni Magazine | August 2011
Class Notes August 2011

[S] denotes student membership in the UI Alumni Association.
[A] denotes annual membership in the UI Alumni Association.
[L] denotes life membership in the UI Alumni Association.
[SL] denotes sustaining life membership in the UI Alumni Association.
[OCC] denotes membership in the UI Alumni Association Old Capitol Club.
[DCHC] denotes membership in the UI Alumni Association Directors' Club Honor Circle.


Ashley M. Figenholtz [A], 10BSN, of Chicago, is a registered nurse at Highland Park Hospital in the NorthShore University HealthSystem in Highland Park, IL.

Susan E. Horan [A], 10MBA, of Davenport, is director of marketing and membership for the Figge Art Museum.

Morgan C. Olsen [A], 10BA, of Los Angeles, is an editorial assistant with Laufer Media in Glendale, CA.


Deborah K. Adamec [A], 06DDS, 07R, is a dentist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City.

Nikhil Anand, 09BSE, of Iowa City, is a systems administrator for the UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Liberty A. Balbort [A], 06MPH, of Macomb, IL, is a pediatrician for Medical Group of Macomb.

Joseph J. Banicki [A], 05BA, of West Hollywood, CA, is an actor.

Adam Benwitz [A], 04BSE, of Chicago, is a regional sales director at the Atcor Medical biomedical diagnostic technologies company in Itasca, IL.

Mansi Bhatia, 04MA, is senior corporate and foundation relations officer for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Palo Alto, CA.

Christina L. Bunte, 09BBA, of Chicago, a tax consultant with the Deloitte and Touche accounting firm, received the Illinois CPA Society's Excel Award for outstanding achievement on the 2010 uniform CPA exam.

Jacob D. Bylund, 03JD, of West Des Moines, is a partner with the Faegre & Benson law firm in Des Moines.

Katie R. Coates, 03BSE, of Iowa City, a program specialist for Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, recently received the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce's Volunteer of the Year Award.

Alexander R. Daboub [A], 09BSE, of Alsip, IL, is a mechanical engineer for Kastalon, a polyurethane products manufacturer.

Cheryl S. Davenport [OCC], 05BBA, of Evanston, IL, is manager of Mission Measurement, a social impact consulting firm in Chicago.

Rebecca E. Hutchinson Fleming [A], 07BA, of Lincoln, NE, is a personal banker with the First National Bank of Omaha.

James F. Fox, 05PhD, of Lexington, KY, is an assistant civil engineering professor at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering.

Carrie Frede [A], 05BA, of Durham, NC, is a physical therapist at Duke University Hospital.

Claire L. Gould [A], 09BA, of Geneva, IL, is a mental health counselor with the Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, IL.

Katy A. Jendrzejewski [A], 01BA, of Beaverton, OR, is a teacher for the Beaverton School District.

Sara J. Kagay, 00JD, of Long Grove, IL, is an assistant general counsel of labor, employment, and compliance for the Brunswick Corporation, a recreational products manufacturer in Lake Forest, IL.

Michael D. Kimball [A], 05BBA, of Fairfax, is a self-employed healthcare information technology consultant.

Joyce E. McDanel [OCC], 07MBA, of Moravia, is vice president of human resources for Iowa Health-Des Moines.

Joseph E. Paisley [A], 02BBA, 03MAc, of Charlotte, NC, is an operations accounting manager with Time Warner Cable.

Mariam L. Hafezi Qualman [A], 05BBA, of Lisle, IL, is an attorney with the Kenneth C. Chessick law office in Schaumburg, IL.

Eric R. Rossow [A], 09BA, is a project assistant for the UI Office of Student Life in Iowa City.

Francisco J. Sánchez [A], 05PhD, of Los Angeles, is a postdoctoral researcher for the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine.

Jill Kutzbach Sanchez, 04BBA, 07JD, of Saint Paul, is an associate with the Fredrikson & Byron law firm.

Erin M. Soger [A], 07BA, of Lombard, IL, is a meeting and event planner for the American Veterinary Medical Association in Schaumburg, IL.

Tyler D. VanderLinden [A], 06BSE, of Lake Jackson, TX, is a project engineer for PCL Civil Constructors in Houston.

Nathan R. Whitlow, 07BA, 07BSE, of Des Moines, is a student at the UI Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City.


Scott P. Edmunds, 92BA, of Kohler, WI, is director of wholesale channel marketing for the North American faucets division of the Kohler kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures company.

Arthur J. Houle, 91DMA, of Grand Junction, CO, a music professor and director of keyboard studies at Mesa State College, has been recently honored by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) as an MTNA Foundation fellow.

Daniel D. Kelley [A], 93BA, of Newton, is a state representative for Iowa House District 41.

Carrie A. Foust Koenigsfeld, 98PharmD, of Johnston, an associate professor at the Drake College of Pharmacy in Des Moines and a clinical pharmacist for Lakeview Internal Medicine in West Des Moines, is a fellow of the American Pharmacist Association.

Gregg A. Koldenhoven [A], 93MD, of Longmont, CO, is an orthopedic surgeon for Front Range Orthopedic Center.

Stephen R. LaCroix [OCC], 90BBA, of Minnetonka, MN, is vice president of sales and marketing and chief marketing officer for the Minnesota Vikings in Eden Prairie, MN.

Ryan G. Miest, 95BBA, of Minneapolis, is a lawyer specializing in technology-driven enterprises at the Fredrikson & Byron law firm.

Marcia K. Klenk Owens, 95BBA, 98JD, of Glenview, IL, a partner and real estate attorney with the Wildman, Harold, Allen & Dixon law firm in Chicago, recently received the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women's 2011 Alta May Hulett Award for contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession.

Aaron M. Petersen [A], 97BS, 05MSN, of Joplin, MO, is a nurse anesthetist for Saint John's Regional Medical Center.

Michelle A. Christensen Prull [A], 93BSPh, of Maquoketa, is a staff pharmacist for Bellevue Pharmacy in Bellevue.

James L. Schmeling, 99JD, of Manlius, NY, chief operating officer for Syracuse University's Burton Blatt Institute, an organization that helps people with disabilities, received grants from the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust and the William Bingham Foundation to partner with the university's Whitman School of Management on an entrepreneurship boot camp for veterans with disabilities.

Emily J. Young Smith, 99BSE, of Shakopee, MN, a senior mechanical engineer for Ever-Green Energy in Saint Paul, has recently earned building energy assessment professional certification from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

Etta R. Fisher Wolfe, 97BA, 01JD, of Middletown, DE, an associate with the Potter Anderson & Corroon law firm in Wilmington, DE, is secretary of the Delaware Network of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.


Donald D. Anderson [A], 85BSE, 86MS, 89PhD, of Iowa City, an associate professor in the UI Carver College of Medicine's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, is part of a team that received the Kappa Delta Sorority and Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation's 2011 Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Clinical Research Award for a paper on post-traumatic osteoarthritis.

Dana A. Bailey [A], 86BA, of Naperville, IL, is vice president of the Worknet information technology company.

Jeff T. De Haan [OCC], 81MD, of Texarkana, TX, is a partner with Orthopedic Specialists of Texarkana.

Joseph B. Hughes, 89MS, 92PhD, of Decatur, GA, school chair and professor of civil and environmental engineering for Georgia Tech in Atlanta, is the 2011 Georgia Engineer of the Year in Education.

Hasan Johanes, 89BSE, of Jakarta, Indonesia, is a financial and telecommunication sales manager at the Quadra Solution information technology company.

Joyce L. Blockhus Klimesh [A], 86JD, of Omaha, is a tax specialist for Dickinson & Clark CPAs in Council Bluffs.

Joel Koenig [L], 84BSE, of Hoffman Estates, IL, is senior project manager for the Crawford, Murphy & Tilly consulting engineering firm in Chicago.

Greg Paul, 83BSME, 84MS, of Keller, TX, is senior manager of design process and tool control for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth.

Stephen D. Phillips [L], 81BA, of Lake Forest, IL, an attorney with the John G. Phillips & Associates law firm in Chicago and third vice president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, has recently been inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Joelle Pyle [A], 89BA, of Chicago, is an online sales development director for Penton Media.

Ramakota K. Reddy [OCC], 86BSE, of Eugene, OR, is a cardiac electrophysiologist for Oregon Cardiology.

Bethany J. Spielman [L], 83PhD, of Chatham, IL, associate professor of medical humanities and health law for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield and Carbondale, IL, is editor-in-chief of the journal Medicolegal and Bioethics.

Mark A. Toplikar [A], 87BGS, of Pinehurst, NC, is a colonel in the United States Army.

Kelly Ungs [SL], 81BS, of Marion, is senior director of channels for the Wavelink Corporation, a mobile device management company in Midvale, UT.

Cathryn Stallings Wilkinson, 84MFA, 93PhD, of Glen Ellyn, IL, is associate dean of fine and applied arts in the Division of Liberal Arts at the College of DuPage.


Delores DeWilde Bina [L], 70MA, 71MFA, of Davenport, a retired middle school art teacher, recently showcased her paintings in the Big Bina Butterfly exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Patricia A. Hagen Coleman [OCC], 78BSCE, of Richardson, TX, a principal at the Thornton Tomasetti engineering design firm in Dallas, has been inducted into the UI Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy.

David A. Crouse [A], 74PhD, of Omaha, is interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean for graduate studies at the Universityof Nebraska Medical Center.

Dennis W. Dickson [OCC], 78BS, 82MD, of Jacksonville, FL, a pathology professor for the Mayo Medical School, has received the American Academy of Neurology's 2011 Potamkin Prize for his research on dementia.

Gloria Graham Dorr [A], 74BSN, 79MA, is a registered nurse for the UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

John A. Eckstein [L], 70BA, of Denver, CO, a securities lawyer for the Fairfield and Woods law firm, is a member of the Colorado Chief Justice's Commission on the Legal Profession.

William R. Hart [A], 71MA, of Greenville, IL, is an adjunct English professor at Lindenwood University in Belleville, IL.

Sharon M. McNamee Homan, 79MS, 83PhD, of Lawrence, KS, is vice president for academic affairs at Rockhurst University in Kansas City.

Richard E. Ipsen [OCC], 76BA, of Tualatin, OR, is an investor in Vardon Properties.

Margaret Jarrard [A], 72BA, 88MA, of Washington, is an elementary principal for the Oskaloosa Community School District in Oskaloosa.

Jennifer L. Larsen, 79MD, of Omaha, is vice chancellor for research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Diane V. Watson Laughlin [OCC], 73BSPh, of Kansas City, is a pharmacist for Lincare.

Todd A. Murray, 73BBA [OCC], of Carmichael, CA, a member of the Board of Trustees of Sutter Health, is an attorney with the Todd A. Murray law offices in Sacramento.

Carey B. Strom [OCC], 76BA, of Beverly Hills, CA, is a physician.

Douglas G. Wilhide, 74MA, of Minneapolis, is founder of Trolley Car Press.


Ronald R. Butters [OCC], 62BA, 67PhD, of Durham, NC, is a self-employed forensic linguistic consultant.

Wayne P. Edsall [L], 60BA, of Bonita Springs, FL, is district fire commissioner for Bonita Springs Fire and Rescue.

Inder P. Khera [L], 62MS, 63MA, 68PhD, of Piqua, OH, professor of marketing and international business for Wright State University in Dayton, OH, has been named a 2011 Smithsonian Research fellow.

Donald J. Morrison [OCC], 61DDS, of Morgantown, WV, a periodontics professor emeritus from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, and his wife, Mary, created the Dr. Don and Mary Morrison School of Dentistry Faculty Enhancement Fund to support the school's faculty retreats.

Robert E. Sheriff, Jr. [OCC], 67BA, 69MS, of Chester, NJ, is founder and president of Atlantic Environmental, an environmental health and safety consulting company in Dover, NJ.

Wayne E. Stoeber [L], 69BBA, of Shavano Park, TX, is owner of Stoeber Financial.

Donald A. Thomas [OCC], 64BSCE, of Cedar Rapids, is a civil engineer and registered land surveyor at Thomas Construction Company.

Carol M. Rouze Wheeler, 67BA, of Washington, DC, founder of the Washington Ireland Program for Service and Leadership, honorary board member for the N Street Village program for homeless women, and chair of the South Africa-Washington Internship Program board, has been appointed by President Barack Obama as a member of the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Faculty & Friends

Frank A. Mitros [OCC], of Iowa City, is a pathologist at the UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Michael A. Vadnal [A], of Cooper City, FL, is a detective with the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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