IOWA Alumni Magazine | December 2011
Class Notes December 2011

[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.


Ann M. Echelmeyer [A], 10BS, of Norwalk, is a graduate student in education and a teaching assistant at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Carrie C. Haney, 11BBA, of Lake Zurich, IL, is a financial services representative for the Premier Wealth Group in Buffalo Grove, IL.

Brenda L. Irlbeck-Kreitzinger [A], 11BSN, of Hartford, is a nurse at Claremont's Ramsey Village, a retirement community in Des Moines.

Cory A. McAnelly [A], 10BA, of Marshalltown, is an attorney with the McKee, Voorhees & Sease intellectual property law firm in Des Moines.

Joe F. Ray [A], 10MBA, of Cedar Rapids, is marketing manager for Rockwell Collins.

Sara E. Swanson [A], 11MA, of Ottumwa, is a professional school counselor for the Cardinal Community School District in Eldon.

Kimberly C. Van Diggelen Thornhill [A], 10MSN, is an advanced registered nurse practitioner for University of Iowa Community Medical Services in Iowa City.

Merritt C. Tierce, 11MFA, of Denton, TX, a fiction writer, recently received a 2011 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, given to female writers who demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their careers.

Ashley N. Kessler Wolfe [A], 10PHR, of Cedar Rapids, is a pharmacist at Mercy Medical Center.


Lisa M. Brenneman [A], 01MA, of Keota, is the K-12 principal for Keota Community Schools.

Benjamin N. Cleaver [A], 09MBA, of Indianapolis, is an accountant with ProLiance Energy and a graduate student at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

John M. Duffel [A], 07MBA, of Greenwood, IN, is a personal banker for JP Morgan Chase in Indianapolis.

Stephen Frausto [A], 03MD, is an OB/GYN with Today's Women's Health Specialists in Chandler, AZ, and Tracy A. Rodriguez Frausto [A], 01MD, 04R, is a physician with East Valley Pediatrics in Gilbert, AZ. The couple lives in Gilbert.

Jolene A. Bena Gansen [A], 00BA, of Aitkin, MN, is a community nutrition educator for the University of Minnesota Extension-Aitkin County.

Alison M. Zimmer Heider [A], 09BSN, of Downers Grove, IL, is a nurse at the Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL.

Lisa A. Arensdorf Jelinek [A], 02BSN, of Stewartville, MN, is a nurse in the emergency department at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Dorothy B. Knight [A], 08BA, of Indianola, is an assistant librarian for the Indianola Public Library.

Andrew C. Laird [A], 07BSE, of Madison, WI, is a technical services engineer for the Epic healthcare software company.

Jon Lyon [A], 00MBA, of Iowa City, is a manager for General Mills in Iowa City.

Anne E. Marfisi, 09BA, of Omaha, a second-year student at the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, recently received the school's 2010 SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award.

Benjamin R. Miller [A], 04BS, 09MD, of Cleveland, is a third-year neurology resident at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

Joseph Mungai [A], 07BA, 09MSW, of Iowa City, is a social worker for the state of Iowa.

Yoon K. Oh [A], 03PhD, of Jeffersonville, PA, is an investigator for the GlaxoSmithKline healthcare company in Collegeville, PA.

Laura J. Parrish, 04JD, of Decorah, a partner with the Miller, Pearson, Gloe, Burns, Beatty & Parrish law firm, is vice president of the Iowa State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division.

Lindsey L. Wolfe Phelps [A], 05BA, of Palatine, IL, is a speech-language pathologist for Barrington Middle School-Prairie Campus in Barrington, IL.

Marie A. Read [OCC], 03BA, of Marion, is a teacher with the Linn-Mar Community School District and the Marion Independent School District.

Pablo F. Recinos [OCC], 01BA, of Highland Heights, OH, is a neurosurgery resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Randy L. Rhoads [A], 06MBA, of Dubuque, is director of purchasing and logistics for Crescent Electric Supply in East Dubuque, IL.

Katie N. Rosenburgh [A], 07BS, 10MSW, of Fort Dodge, is a family therapist for Children & Families of Iowa.

Brian M. Solverson [A], 06BA, of Palatine, IL, is an account executive for the Aramark management services company in Downers Grove, IL.

Marisa C. Tank [A], 05BA, of West Des Moines, is chief operating officer of Redwave Communications in Des Moines.

Rebecca Terdich [A], 07BS, of Madison, WI, is a recruitment specialist for Promega, a biotechnology company.

Kevin C. Voss, 07MBA, of Muscatine, is principal electrical engineer and project manager for the PRVN Consultants engineering firm.

Bradley J. Wagner [A], 06BBA, of Fitchburg, WI, is a buyer for Capitol Ford in Madison, WI.

Harrell C. Watts [OCC], 06DDS, of Dunlap, IL, is a self-employed dentist in Peoria, IL.

Aaron M. Wolfe [A], 05BBA, of Cedar Rapids, is an analyst for AEGON USA Investment Management.

Darrick J. Zirker [A], 07DDS, of Gunnison, CO, is a self-employed dentist.


Tiffani K. Core Betterton [A], 94BA, of Pleasantville, is a nurse at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines.

Dawn M. Carpenter Garcia [A], 96BA, of Cambridge, NE, is a writer and designer for Rugged Peak Design.

Todd E. Hutchison, 93BBA, of Grosse Point Park, MI, is vice president of underwriting and actuarial services for the Health Alliance Plan in Detroit.

Kara C. Kurcz, 98BA, of Los Angeles, a director and co-executive producer for Zoo Productions, has produced bigTIME, a documentary film about her experiences as a recession-era small business owner.

Shannon K. Maddy [A], 95BBA, 07MBA, of Overland Park, KS, is a business analyst for John Deere in Olathe, KS.

Laurel D. Raimondo Martin, 93MA, of Lexington, KY, is director of advancement for Sayre School, an independent co-educational college preparatory school.

Jason G. Myers [A], 99BA, of Council Bluffs, is territory manager for Owen Industries, a steel processor in Carter Lake.

Scott G. Reed [A], 90BA, of Chatham, IL, is associate athletics director for the University of Illinois in Springfield, IL.

Stacey L. Smiricky [A], 99BA, of Geneva, IL, is a partner with the Baker & Daniels law firm in Chicago.

John P. Strouss III [A], 98BA, 02JD, of San Francisco, is a self-employed attorney.

Laura A. O'Brien Ulrich [OCC], 91BSE, of Titusville, FL, is launch site integration manager for the Kennedy Space Center.

Dana A. Weinreich [A], 92DDS, of Fountain Hills, AZ, is a self-employed dentist.


Michael D. Davids [L], 80BA, of Chesterton, IN, is chief of staff at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN.

Kris M. Ewing [A], 85MA, of Phoenix, is an associate clinical professor for the Arizona State University Teachers College in Tempe, AZ.

Andy A. Haun, 84BSE, of Montbonnot, France, is director of power program management for Schneider Electric.

Deborah A. Hawkins [A], 82MA, of Edwardsville, IL, is an attorney and founder of the Hawkins Law Office.

John D. Higgins, 85BBA, 87MA, 87MBA, of Boulder, vice president of finance for Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, CO, is a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Chih-Yun Tsai Jong [A], 87MA, 91MA, of Temple City, CA, is a Chinese language teacher for Arcadia High School in Arcadia, CA.

Jackie M. Kibbie-Williams [A], 88MSW, of Omaha, is a nephrology social worker for the DaVita kidney care service provider in Council Bluffs.

Michelle A. Krezek [A], 88MA, of Boulder, is a deputy for the Boulder County Commissioners' Office.

Andi S. Pochter Lipman [OCC], 85BS, 87JD, of West Des Moines, is an attorney with the Lipman Law Firm in Des Moines.

Michael W. Lucansky [OCC], 83BBA, of Overland Park, KS, is a self-employed attorney.

Paula A. Mackey [A], 84BBA, of Allen, TX, is an administrative assistant for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Dallas.

Michael T. Oberbroeckling [A], 89BBA, of O'Fallon, IL, is a colonel with the United States Air Force.

P. Russell Price [OCC], 88BSE, 01MBA, of Muscatine, is president of the PRVN Consultants engineering firm.

Craig A. Rairdin, 81BS, of Cedar Rapids, president of Laridian Electronic Publishing, has been inducted into the Christian Computing Hall of Fame for his development of Bible software.

Russ D. Rasmussen [A], 84BBA, 05MBA, of Lisbon, is an inventory forecast manager for Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids.

Sammy G. Scifres, 83DMA, of Normal, IL, recently retired as an associate music professor from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL.

Sandra J. Yocum Scott [A], 84BBA, of Bellvue, CO, is a self-employed executive business coach.

Kevin W. Smith [OCC], 83BA, of Eden Prairie, MN, is executive director of public affairs for the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis.

Melissa A. Smrz [OCC], 80BS, 81MedT, of Alexandria, VA, a retired FBI special agent, is a staff inspector for the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board.

Kristine L. Polking Venturini [A], 87BBA, of Alameda, CA, is a self-employed certified public accountant.

Wendy L. DeWane Watro [A], 82BBA, of Audobon, PA, is an office manager for Don DeWane's Garage & Equipment in Collegeville, PA.

Linda M. Grall Wessel [A], 84BSPh, of Davenport, is a pharmacist for Trinity Retail Pharmacy in Moline, IL.

Kimberly A. White-Drenth [OCC], 87BS, of Huntington Beach, CA, is a sales manager for the Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company.


Julie A. Davis Allen [OCC], 70BSN, 75MA, of Tulsa, is a developmental specialist for Newborn Specialists of Tulsa.

Richard C. Coffin [L], 73BA, of Piedmont, CA, a partner with the Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp law firm in San Francisco, has been named to the 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers list.

Sandy A. Larew Kemp [L], 77BA, 97MA, of Iowa City, is a certified healing touch practitioner and owner of the Supportive Energy Healing private practice.

Cynthia C. TerHark Moser, 77JD, of Sioux City, a partner with the Heidman Law Firm, is president-elect of the Iowa State Bar Association.

Susan M. Norton [L], 72MA, of Newbury Park, CA, is a writer for WellPoint Health Networks in Westlake Village, CA.

Beth E. Thompson Olson [L], 79BA, 81MBA, of Omaha, is a client relations manager for NEI Global Relocation Services.

James R. Rowlette, Jr. [A], 74BA, of Columbus, is a financial advisor for Rowlette Asset Management in Dublin, OH.

Patti Murphy Scheets [L], 72BA, of Bloomington, IL, who recently retired after 37 years as a special education teacher, is a teacher assistant for the Bloomington Public Schools.

Susan A. Kurriger Sissel [A], 73BA, 75MA, of Eldridge, is an instructional specialist for Ashford University in Clinton.

Clarke H. Stewart [OCC], 71BA, of Des Moines, is president and real-estate broker for Stewart & Associates in West Des Moines.


Donald D. Brown [OCC], 62BA, 65MS, 66MD, is a professor and cardiologist in the UI Department of Internal Medicine in Iowa City.

Thomas J. Herman [A], 68BA, of Longview, TX, is a self-employed physical therapist. Sandra L. Olsen Hotz, 68BS, of Houston, is a self-employed psychologist.

E. W. Millunchick [A], 68BS, 71MD, of Chicago, is a self-employed physician.

Ralph R. Pray [OCC], 69MD, 73R, of Urbandale, recently retired as a physician shareholder from the Iowa Clinic in Des Moines.

Candace S. Wiebener [OCC], 67BM, 70MA, of Iowa City, orchestra director for City High School and district music coordinator for the Iowa City Community Schools, recently received the American String Teachers Association's 2011 National String Educator of the Year Award.

Jan E. Woods [A], 61BA, of Rio Rancho, NM, recently retired from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools in Gallup, NM.


R. Richard Flickinger, Jr. [OCC], 57BA, 64MD, 70R, of Dousman, WI, is a partner and ophthalmologist with Medical Eye Associates in Waukesha, WI.

Thompson C. Moffit [OCC], 52BA, 56MA, of Mount Pleasant, MI, a retired professor from Central Michigan University, recently received the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year Award for his volunteer work and civic involvement.

William E. Nelson [L], 50BA, of Falling Waters, WV, is a partner with the Nelson & Nelson law firm in Bethesda, MD.


J. Hayden Fry, former UI football coach, has received the American Heart Association's 2012 Paul "Bear" Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of the United States Marine Corps Hall of Fame in Quantico, VA.

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