IOWA Alumni Magazine | April 2016
Class Notes April 2016


Allison M. Boardman, 13MD, 13F, is a resident physician in obstetrics and gynecology for Capital Area Health Consortium at the University of Connecticut in Farmington, Connecticut.

Caryn M. Van Eck Brayton, 11BBA, is a territory sales representative for Benco Dental in Chicago.

Jillian Brooks, 14BBA, is a field service consultant for MetLife in Houston.

Jenni L. Burckart, 13PHR, is author of Millennial Maxims: Guiding Principles for Unlocking Your Goals and Living Life on Your Terms.

Kristi B. Cardwell, 13BA, is a professional golfer in Kokomo, Indiana.

Caroline Franczyk, 13BBA, is an account executive with Yelp in Chicago.

Kathleen N. Kuhar, 13BA, is an account coordinator for Kicking Cow Promotions in St. Louis.

Kristin R. Oberg, 10BBA, is a project manager at the Havas Worldwide marketing and advertising agency in Chicago.

Lisa M. Ortner, 10BBA, is a tax manager for Deloitte Tax in Des Moines.

Andrew J. Quillin, 13BS, is a stadium operations manager for the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines.

Lynn T. Rubino, 14BA, is a health promotion coordinator for the Health Maintenance Institute of Illinois in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Kyle R. Sanford, 10BA, is UI associate director of MBA recruiting in Iowa City.

Brian J. Wigg, 13BSE, is the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, operations manager for Uber Technologies in Washington, D.C.

Beth A. Weber Wolfs, 13BSE, is a design engineer with John Deere in Milan, Illinois.


Hannah R. Montzka Barnstable, 04BBA, founder and chief executive officer of Seven Sundays, a muesli producer, recently received WomenVenture's 2015 Expanding Business Award.

Angie M. Hulse Danielson, 07PHR, is a pharmacist at Hy-Vee in Davenport, Iowa, and Erik P. Danielson, 05MS, is an engineer with K.J.W.W. Engineering Consultants in Rock Island, Illinois.

Hayden A. Hibbard, 07BA, is a medical student at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Stephanie J. Ellett Greiner, 03BA, chief development officer at Des Moines University in Des Moines, has been selected for the first-ever list of "40 Under 40" in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Matt J. Knudson, 01BS, 07MD, 07F, 13R, is assistant chief of surgery at Great River Medical Center in Burlington, Iowa.

Mary K. Bovee Lawyer, 08MBA, is director of community health improvement at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Des Moines.

Jenna L. Lightfoot, 09MPA, 09CER, is a physician assistant at Nally Family Practice in Surprise, Arizona.

Matthew T. McConville, 03BSE, 05MS, a water resources engineer at HDR Engineering in Omaha, Nebraska, recently graduated from the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Rachel L. Nelsen-Block, 02BA, is a law student and paralegal at the Everest Group in Omaha, Nebraska.

Robin L. Therme, 00MBA, is general manager of CIVCO Medical Solutions in Coralville.


Jeffrey J. Anderegg, 96BSE, 00MD, 04R, an anesthesiologist at Marshfield Clinic in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, recently completed his first Ironman Wisconsin triathlon.

Teresa Nelson Beattie, 93BA, is senior benefits specialist at Newmont Mining in Greenwood Village, Colorado..

Brian D. Campbell, 93MS, 97PhD, a planetary sciences professor and the co-director of the honors program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma, recently received the 2015 Outstanding Alumni Distinguished Educator Award from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville.

Scott D. Ferguson, 90BSE, 91MS, is a consultant with Integrated Project Management in Los Angeles.

Eric H. Holtan, 98MA, founder of True Concord Voices & Orchestra in Tuscon, Arizona, was the conductor for the the piece that won "Best Contemporary Classical Composition" earlier this year at the Grammy Awards.

Suzanne B. Reinke Kevlyn, 90BA, is director of consumer insights at WhiteWave Foods in Broomfield, Colorado.

Robert A. Livingston, 91BA, is an insurance executive with Lockton Companies in Chicago.

Terri Lovetinsky-Klein, 98BSE, is a technical writer at Kelly Engineering Resources in Lenexa, Kansas.

Kris M. Mason Manteufel, 94BA, 11MSW, is a school social worker with the Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Pocahontas, Iowa.

Brenda Maxon-Webbert, 96BSN, is a certified emergency nurse for the pediatric emergency room at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Maryland.

Joseph L. Murphy, 94BA, is a photographer and writer for the Iowa Soybean Association in Ankeny, Iowa.

Scott W. Nicholson, 91BA, is a prosecuting attorney for Jasper County, Iowa.

Patrick M. O'Connell, 91BA, is director of salon services at PetSmart in Phoenix.

Stephanie Sorensen Tison, 94BA, is client relations director at Employer Direct Healthcare in Austin, Texas.


Jeffrey P. Beck, 86BA, dean of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, recently received the 2015 Norton Girault Prize for his poem, "How-to-Blind-Cyclops Instructions," published in the literary journal Barely South Review.

Daniel J. Behrens, 88BBA, is claims director at Farm Bureau Property and Casualty Insurance in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Randall S. Brenton, 83MD, 83F, 88R, is an ophthalmologist for the North Iowa Eye Clinic in Mason City, Iowa.

Jeffrey R. Cayler, 80BA, who recently retired after 34 years–including more than 30 years as chief of police–from the police department in Carroll, Iowa, is a law enforcement consultant with Cayler Consulting.

Jacqueline S. Cool Jasperson, 87BA, is bookstore manager at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Timothy P. Johnston, 85BA, an author and professor of creative writing at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, has been named 2015 Iowa Author of the Year.

Wayne A. Lewis, 87DDS, is a self-employed dentist in Sioux City, Iowa.

Jane L. Morris, 81BS, is executive director and chief executive officer of Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport Authority in Mesa, Arizona.

J. William Pim, 81BS, is chief financial officer of Spotlight Innovation, a health care technology company in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Karen F. Robertson, 84PhD, is a university faculty member and associate dean of the College of Education at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.

Linda J. Cline Ruiter, 87MS, is a high school equivalency and English-as-a- Second-Language (ESL) teacher for the Iowa Valley Community College District in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Mark M. Sloan, 85BBA, is managing partner of the Thompson & Knight law firm in Dallas, Texas.

Michael J. Sullivan, 87BBA, is a chief financial officer for Ping Identity, a security company in Denver, Colorado.

Elizabeth A. Summy, 86BA, is executive of the American College of Healthcare Executives in Chicago.


Gerald A. Edgar, 75BBA, is environmental health and safety manager for Mitas Tires North America in Charles City, Iowa, and Virginia J. Van Wyhe Edgar, 75BSN, is a registered nurse at Mercy Medical Center- North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa.

Terry L. Firkins, 70BA, 75MA, 77PhD, recently had his artwork featured in the exhibition, The Manifestation of Milieu, at the Agora Gallery in New York City.

Ellen I. Greenman, 74BS, is the Office of Teacher Advocacy coordinator for the Waukegan Public Schools in Waukegan, Illinois.

Francis G. Hamit, 72BGS, 76MFA, a historical novelist and film and television producer in Los Angeles, is author of A Perfect Spy: A Memoir.

Cynthia S. Johnson Hockman, 73BSN, is an advanced registered nurse practitioner for UnityPoint Health-Des Moines and a certified pediatric nurse practitioner at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines.

Robert C. Krueger, 71BA, 80PhD, is a self-employed licensed psychologist in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Sharon Bowden MacDonald, 76BA, is research director for Meredith Broadcasting KPHO/KTVK in Phoenix.

David J. Maki, 76CER, is a physical therapist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Tom R. Thompson, 71BBA, is a certified public accountant with TD&T CPAs and Advisors in Fairfield, Iowa.

Renee J. Vasos Tobin, 76MA, recently retired as library services manager from the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library in California.

Susan J. Lange Witt, 71BS, is a registered dental hygienist with Clinton Dental Associates in Clinton, Iowa.


Lynn C. McDow Bellamy, 67BA, 69MSW, is an attorney, equal opportunity officer, and Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator at the State Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore, Maryland.

Thomas J. Bice, 69BA, is a judge for the State of Iowa in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Richard L. Gruen, 68BS, 70MA, is director of development and communications for Boys and Girls Harbor in Houston.

Roger A. Parker, 65BSPh, is a chemistry professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Jack D. Street, 64PhD, recently became professor emeritus of modern languages after retiring from 54 years of teaching at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin.


James G. Willett, 58BSCE, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, is a construction manager for Heritage Services in Omaha.


Robert J. Berens, 49BSPE, a retired U.S. colonel, is author of The Second Time Around(As I Recall).

Faculty & Friends

Kristin L. Schultz, is director of development for Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas.

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