IOWA Alumni Magazine | February 2015
Class Notes February 2015


Jesse L. Kreitzer, a UI film production graduate student and executive director of the Bijou Film Board, is producing an MFA thesis film titled Black Canaries, a coalmining folktale set in early 20th century Iowa.


Matt Budde, 11BA, is owner of MVL Engraving in Lisbon, Iowa.

Mohamed H. Elkhair, 11BSE, is a system engineer with Exelon Nuclear in Morris, Illinois.

Jessica L. Koehlert Ewert, 13PHR, is a pharmacist with Walgreens in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

Grant E. Goldsmith, 12BSE, is a structural engineer for Fullerton Engineering Consultants in Rosemont, Illinois.

Kelsey L. Kaufman, 13BSE, 14MS, is a quality engineer with Raytheon Integrated [Defense] Systems in Andover, Massachusetts.

Caitlin E. Lawrence, 13BA, is a history graduate student at the University of Missouri at Columbia.


Anne E. Buchele, 09BSE, is a planner with Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Adam J. Case, 04BS, 11PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the cellular and integrative physiology department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, Nebraska, recently won the 2014 UNMC Pathway to Independence Award as the center’s most promising postdoctoral scholar.

Olivia Clare Friedman, 08MFA, recently received the 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, a prestigious honor given to emergent women writers.

Keith D. Gaddis, 04BS, is a visiting assistant professor of geography at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Michaeleen E. Gerken Golay, 03BA, 03BS, is an assistant professor of natural science at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Natalie D. Hunt, 04BS, is a postdoctoral research associate in the bioproducts and biosystems engineering program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Samuel D. Hunter, 07MFA, a playwright, has received a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Pablo F. Recinos, 01BA, is a neurosurgeon with the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland.

Jodi L. Royal-Goodwin, 03MA, 03MSW, is executive director of Region XII Regional Housing Authority in Carroll, Iowa.

Alexander B. Rubinow, 01BA, an editor for Original Productions in Burbank, California, recently completed his fifth season on the award-winning Deadliest Catch TV series.

Ori J. Sivan, 04BSE, a senior associate at the Alvarez & Marsel professional services firm in Miami, recently earned his M.B.A. from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Amy Sung, 05JD, is a lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard in Norfolk, Virginia.


Todd L. Allyn, 93BSE, is a civil engineer with the AECOM engineering services company in Des Moines.

Christian J. Broadston, 97BA, 04JD, is a lieutenant colonel and Judge Advocate General officer for the U.S. Marine Corps in Norfolk, Virginia.

Kevin D. Carlson, 97PhD, is head of the department of management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and chair of the board of directors of the International Association of Human Resource Information Management.

William R. Crawley, 96BA, is dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.

Kathleen A. Ford, 92BA, is an administrative services coordinator for University Bands at the University of Iowa.

Meghan Henry Gutierrez, 98BA, is chief executive officer of the Lymphoma Research Foundation in New York City.

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, 81BA, 85JD, a partner with the Snell & Wilmer law office in Phoenix, has been named the 2015 Phoenix Lawyer of the Year for Native American law by Best Lawyers in America.

Kevin R. Slezak, 92BA, is a district manager for Bard Access Systems, a medical device company in Kansas City, Missouri.

Fitzgerald Steele Jr., 97BSE, 00MS, is director of marketing at Integrated DNA Technologies and a member of the Iowa Children’s Museum board of directors in Coralville, Iowa.

Tanya Shinkunas Winegard, 93BA, 95MA, is vice provost for student life at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.


Barbara Burch Franklin, 88JD, is an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel in Houston.

Gary A. Hagney, 83BSPh, is associate chief of pharmacy and director of ambulatory pharmacy services at the University of California San Diego Health System in San Diego.

Elizabeth Schroer Harvey, 82BA, is a partner with the Swanson Martin & Bell law firm in Chicago.

Lisa A. Brones Huber, 89BA, 92JD, is owner of Huber Communications, a public relations consulting company in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mark A. Kaufman, 86BS, is president and founder of Athletico Physical Therapy, one of the largest physical therapy providers in the Midwest.

C. McCarthy, 84BSN, co-authored Hiking Cancer with her husband, Lynn A. Shapiro, 84BGS.

Mike Morsch, 82BS, recently published The Vinyl Dialogues: Memorable Albums of the 1970s as Told by the Artists.

Deanna L. Schultz Murray, 89BA, is a flight attendant with American Airlines in Chicago.

Tracey A. Bevins Novak, 83BBA, is a controller with Harrison Truck Centers in Elk Run Heights, Iowa.


Richard C. Coffin, 73BA, an attorney with the Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp law firm in San Francisco, appears in the 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers.

John L. Duffy, 73JD, is an attorney with the Heiny, McManigal, Duffy, Stambaugh & Anderson law firm in Mason City, Iowa.

James David Markham, 71BS, a writer, historical consultant, and president of the International Napoleonic Society, has been made a Knight of the French Academic Palms by the French government for his work in promoting French culture and history worldwide.

Karl J. Morgan, 76BBA, is author of the fantasy novel Two Doors.

David H. Naffziger, 72MS, is president and chemist for DHN Solutions, a product development consulting firm in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Sarah Lawrence Riehm, 74BGS, a playwright, recently had her play, Escape from Circle 8, performed in New York City.

Mary B. Wessel Slattery, 76BGS, 77MA, is a children’s reading specialist at the Des Moines Public Library.


Rolena Klahn Adorno, 64BA, a professor and chair of the Spanish and Portuguese department at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, recently received the Modern Language Association’s Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award for her work in redefining and revitalizing the field of Latin American colonial studies.

Eloise A. Heuer Hamann, 64BA, a professor emerita of mathematics at San Jose State University in San Jose, California, is the author of Inhabited.

Michael L. Kirby, 67BA, 70JD, an attorney with the Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge law firm in San Diego, is included in the 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers.

Clemens A. Loew, 65PhD, co-founder and board member of the National Institutes for the Psychotherapies in New York City, has written a book titled When the Birds Stopped Singing: Living with the Wounds of War: Personal Essays.

Robert J. Miller, 60BA, a playby-play TV sports announcer for the Los Angeles Kings and Fox Sports West, has been named the Big Ten Club of Southern California’s 2014 Person of the Year.

Showers Mulligan, 67BA, is a member of the board of directors for the Conway Farms Golf Club Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Terrence J. Mulligan, 68BS, vice chairman of the MedAssets health care performance improvement company in Alpharetta, Georgia, serves on the boards for Medical Specialties Distributors in Boston and the Wellmark health insurance company in Des Moines.

Michael L. Patten, 68DDS, assistant professor of fixed prosthodontics at Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is president of the Atlantic Coast Dental Association.


C. Gary Gately, 57BSC, 61JD, an attorney with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm in Des Moines, has been named to Best Lawyers in America 2015.

Robert R. Peterson, 55DDS, is a semi-retired dentist at Primary Health Care in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Faculty & Friends

John R. Hinz is a financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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