IOWA Alumni Magazine | November 2016
Class Notes November 2016


Krista M. DeSilvia Coleman, 11BSN, is a nurse at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Abbie M. Gruwell, 10BA, who received her juris doctor degree in 2015 from the University of Indiana Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana, is an attorney for the Office of Bill Drafting and Research at the State of Indiana Legislative Services Agency in Indianapolis.

Anne M. Hasenkamp, 12BS, is a physical therapist for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson, Arizona.

Amy E. Maule, 14R, is an emergency medicine physician at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Pensacola, Florida.

Kellie L. Mazzarella, 10BS, is an associate attorney with Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney law firm in Chicago.

Michael R. Mueller, 13BS, 15DPT, is a physical therapist at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare's Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Jeremy R. Murdock, 15MBA, 15MHA, is an assistant administrator and facility compliance officer at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center in Bullhead City, Arizona.

Benjamin J. Thomas, 11BBA, is an associate with Dr. Bob Maley Family Dentistry in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Dewi Abramoff, 09R, 11R, is a selfemployed psychiatrist in Coralville.

Benjamin B. Banker, 01BA, is operations manager at the iMemories cloud-based storage and streaming service company in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Elizabeth K. Barton, 05BBA, a litigation associate at the Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer law firm in Chicago, recently received the 2016 Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Rising Star Award.

Debbie J. Dow, 01BSN, is a nurse manager for the Veterans Administration in Mason City, Iowa.

Sheri L. Weathers Floyd, 00MSW, is a social worker for the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women in Mitchellville, Iowa.

David E. Funkhouser III, 00BBA, 03JD, is a partner with the Quarles & Brady law firm in Phoenix and a member of the Special Olympics Arizona board of directors.

Brian A. Heenan, 04BSN, is a family nurse practitioner at Advocate Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

Michelle D. Hurley, 03JD, is a partner with the Yost & Baill law firm in Minneapolis.

Shea Jensen, 03RadT, 03CER, 04BS, is an imaging technologist and CT/nuclear medicine technologist for the Iowa Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center Des Moines.

Keriann T. Kordas, 06BSN, is a nurse practitioner at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago.

Stephani B. Manning, 04BBA, 11MBA, is a senior account executive and shareholder at Holmes Murphy & Associates insurance brokerage in Des Moines.

Shawna M. McDonald, 04BA, is executive development program manager at Google in Mountain View, California.

Matthew Regan, 05BA, is a clinical education librarian for the UI Hardin Library for the Health Sciences in Iowa City.

Margaret R. Reynolds, 07BA, is director of government relations for the Stinson Leonard Street law firm in Minneapolis.


Kevin L. Chlarson, 96MA, 00PhD, is an attorney with the Middleton Reutlinger law firm in Louisville, Kentucky.

Thomas M. Gellhaus, 90R, is a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Washington, DC.

Linda A. Gerdner, 92MA, 98PhD, an ethnogeriatric specialist at Stanford Geriatric Education Center at Stanford University in California, is author of Demystifying Hmong Shamanism: Practice and Use by Hmong Americans Across the Lifespan.

Angela Marner Joers, 93MA, is an infusion nurse at Unity Point Trinity Infusion Center in Moline, Illinois.

Valerie D. Shaffer Krull, 90BS, is a physical therapist at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Peter Linn, 99BM, is a northeastern Wisconsin account representative for Exhibit Systems in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Michele K. "Mick" Pflug Mounce, 93BA, is owner and writer for Biograpfies in Libertyville, Illinois.

Marquis D. "Bo" Porter, 94BA, a coach for the Atlanta Braves and a former Hawkeye student-athlete and Major League Baseball player and manager, recently had the Bo Porter Sports Complex named after him in Newark, New Jersey.

Andrew J. Sandquist, 90BBA, is senior vice president of CBRE commercial real estate company's Corporate Capital Markets Group in Chicago and a member of the national board of directors for the Gift of Adoption charitable organization.

Kara M. Schuldt Sinnard, 95BA, an attorney with Whitfield & Eddy Law in Des Moines, has been recognized by Chambers and Partners in their 2016 attorney rankings.

Marie E. Tescher, 91BS, is a certified family nurse practitioner for the St. John Providence Health System in Warren, Michigan.

Erik Thurman, 98BA, is vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Michael A. Watkins, 92BA, 98MA, is director of marketing and communications at the Omaha Home for Boys and a freelance writer for USA Swimming.


Dianne K. Stoddard Clark, 85BS, a special education teacher at Rolla Junior High School in Rolla, Missouri, recently celebrated 30 years as a public school educator.

Mercedes Ramírez Fernández, 81MA, is associate vice provost for strategic affairs and diversity at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

David A. Hamod, 81BA, the president and chief executive officer of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, recently accepted the 2016 President of the United States' "E" Award for Export Service on behalf of the chamber.

Angelica M. Hernandez, 89BA, 93JD, is a partner with the Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson law firm in Houston, minority director on the State Bar of Texas board of directors, and a member of the Texas Supreme Court Commission to Expand Civil Legal Services.

Leeanne Parsons Huber, 88BA, is director of communications for Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Wayde J. Klingbeil, 84BS, is a sales and leasing consultant at Honda Lithia Nissan of Ames, Iowa.

Mayla B. Rasmussen Krebsbach, 82BBA, is chief executive officer of Signature Healthcare at Vista del Mar Hospital in Ventura, California.

Kathleen "Kit" Rasmussen Munden, 83CER, is a physical therapist for Sports Rehab & Professional Therapy Associates in Storm Lake, Iowa.

Mark M. Sloan, 85BBA, an attorney with the Thompson & Knight law firm in Dallas, Texas, has been named to D Magazine's the "Best Lawyers in Dallas 2016" list.

Becky Lance Svatos, 82BSCE, is environmental and urban design market leader and elected vice president of Stanley Consultants engineering firm in Muscatine, Iowa.

Ann L. Piotter Vazquez, 85BBA, is president and chief executive officer of the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis.

Andrea S. Wickerham, 83MA, is assistant athletics director for human resources at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Mark V. Wunder, 84BS, 87JD, is assistant vice president for development at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.


Richard M. Beecher, 71BBA, is a member of the board of governors for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston.

Henry "Hank" W. Bullamore, 78PhD, a geography professor at Frostburg State University (FSU) in Frostburg, Maryland, recently received the FSU President's Distinguished Faculty Award.

Thomas H. Burke, 77BA, 80JD, an attorney with Whitfield & Eddy Law in Des Moines, has been recognized by Chambers and Partners in their 2016 attorney rankings.

Margaret A. McMahan Flansburg, 71MA, an artist and professor emerita at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma, recently became a member of the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.

Francis G. Hamit, 72BGS, 76MFA, screenwriter and executive producer for the film Christopher Marlowe, recently received second place in the biography/autobiography category at the San Francisco Book Festival for Out of Step: A Soldier's Memoir of the Vietnam War Years.

Pamela Nash Saur, 70BA, 72MA, 82PhD, a distinguished professor emerita at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, is author of The Spiritual Meaning of Material Things in the Novels of Adalbert Stifter (1805-1868): A Study in Poetic Realism.

Claude Clayton Smith, 72MFA, professor emeritus of English at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, co-edited and translated Meditations After the Bear Feast: The Poetic Dialogues of N. Scott Momaday and Yuri Vaella.

Ralph W. Tyler, 78BS, is a physical therapist for the Mayo Clinic Health System in Holman, Wisconsin.

Sandra J. Goldberg Wendel, 71BA, a continuing education instructor at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska, is co-author of the award-winning health book How Not to Be My Patient: A Physician's Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis.


Emanuel D. Pollack, 67MS, 70PhD, is interim vice provost for undergraduate affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Jack D. Street, 64PhD, professor emeritus of Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, recently received the French government's French Academic Palms medal in recognition of his promotion of French language and culture.

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