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  • Nan (Taylor) Ganyard ’49 (Boca Raton, Fla.) retired from Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Fla.

  • Sally (Copper) Shantz ’54 (Springfield, Mo.) was inducted into the Dallas County R-1 School District Hall of Fame in May 2015.

  • Dee Wampler ’62 (Springfield, Mo.) was named one of the Springfield Business Journal’s “2015 Men of the Year” honorees.

    Rick Gardner ’66 (Ozark, Mo.) ran for the mayor’s office of Ozark, Mo.

    Col. Neil Bryant ’68 (North Little Rock, Ark.) was appointed to the Pulaski County, Ark. Planning Board.

  • Dr. Bill Carner ’70 (Columbia, Mo.) was named the 2015 Patricia Klein Liebling Parents Association Faculty Award winner. The award is chosen by the senior class at Westminster College for a faculty member’s example and strong commitment to student success.

    John L. Morris ’70 (Springfield, Mo.) was selected for Lifetime Achievement in Business during the Springfield Business Journal’s 2015 Economic Impact Awards.

    Lea (Benedict) Trimble M.Ed. ’71 (Hollister, Mo.) was recently named Tri-Lakes Retired Teachers Distinguished Retiree.

    James “Randy” Randolph ’73 (Westerville, Ohio) received the Jeremiah Milbank Gold Medallion, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s highest honor.

    Sue Ann (Beedle) Childers ’77 (Ozark, Mo.) was appointed Eastern District Commissioner of Christian County by Governor Jay Nixon.

  • Dr. Christopher Craig ’82, M.Ed. ’86 (Springfield, Mo.) was named one of the Springfield Business Journal’s “2015 Men of the Year” honorees.

    Steve Flato ’82 (El Paso, Texas) will retire from Eastwood High School after teaching for 33 years.

    Charlie Hungerford ’82 (Springfield, Mo.) was hired as Director of Admission at the Springfield campus of Southwest Baptist University.

    Barry Chambers ’83, MBA ’92 (Reserve, La.) joined Boone Hospital Center as chief financial officer in April 2015.

    Dr. Russ Detten ’83 (Nixa, Mo.) was named by his peers the top family practitioner in the Springfield area on 417 Magazine’s “Top Doctors List” for 2015.

    Kim Hogan-Chaffin ’83 (Springfield, Mo.) was selected to receive the 2015 Women’s Justice Award in the Enterprise category by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

    Mark Wilson ’84 (Saint Louis, Mo.) ran for the mayor’s office of Brentwood, Mo.

    Teri Leigh (Croy) Baird ’85, M.Ed. ’90 (Springfield, Mo.) opened TL Baird LLC which offers aromatherapy consultations in holistic wellness.

    Tommy Deffebaugh ’85, M.Ed. ’86 (Fayetteville, Ark.) joined the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team as assistant coach.

    Renee (Durk) Hoemann ’85 (Bellingham, Wash.) received a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Western Washington University. 

    James White ’87 (Lebanon, Mo.) ran for the Ward 2 Lebanon City Council seat.

  • Mike Anglum ’90 (Reeds Spring, Mo.) ran for a seat on the Reeds Spring School Board.

    Jeff Scott ’90 (Springfield, Mo.) was appointed Greene County, Mo.’s budget officer.

    Kerstin Landwer ’91 (Joplin, Mo.) joined the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Mo. as assistant director.

    Andy Wells ’91 (Springfield, Mo.) had his company, Dake Wells Architecture Inc., named as one of five finalists for the 2015 Small Business Award presented by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Dr. Allyson (Evans) Mertins ’92 (Fayetteville, Ark.) was re-elected to the Arkansas Optometric Association’s board of directors.

    Chad Clay ’93, MBA ’98 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Killian Construction Co. as chief executive officer.

    Walter “Tom” Fowler ’93 (Rogersville, Mo.) was named one of the Springfield Business Journal’s “2015 Men of the Year” honorees.

    Kim (Estes) McCully-Mobley ’94, M.Ed. ’00 (Aurora, Mo.) received the 2015 Blackboard Catalyst Exemplary Course Award for her work with the Ozark Folklore course at Drury, which she has taught for more than 20 years.

    Patrick Thompson ‘94 (Republic, Mo.) was named one of the Springfield Business Journal’s “2015 Men of the Year” honorees.

    Samuel Pippin MBA ’95 (Springfield, Mo.) joined the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks as senior financial director.

    Shelby (Lea) Worsham ’95 (Rogersville, Mo.) was named one of 417 Magazine’s “10 Most Beautiful Women” finalists.

    Kris Nau MBA ’96 (Republic, Mo.) was promoted to senior vice president with Liberty Bank.

    Dr. Darren Bass ’97 (Monett, Mo.) was named president by Cox Monett Hospital.

    Jason Hite ’97, M.Ed. ’99 (Springfield, Mo.) joined the University of Indianapolis as the swimming and diving head coach.

    Jeff McNatt MBA ’97 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Metropolitan National Bank as senior vice president, commercial loan officer.

    Shawn Whitney ’98 (Springfield, Mo.) joined the Ozarks Regional YMCA board.

    Brian Jared ’99 (Rogersville, Mo.) was named a life member of the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors.

    Maurice Thames ’99 (Chesterfield, Mo.) joined KAI Design & Build as project manager.

  • Dr. Matt Hudson ’00 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Ozarks Technical Community College as the dean of technical education.

    Jody (Randle) Jarrett ’00 (Cabool, Mo.) joined Houston R-1 Schools as elementary principal.

    Cameron Black ’01 (Springfield, Mo.) was selected for The Wellness Council of America’s 2015 Dish Hall of Fame.

    Jason Mitchell ’01 (Oakland, Calif.) joined Alain Pinel Realtors as a real estate agent.

    Allen Vaughan ’01 (Springfield, Mo.) was named one of the “Top 25 Journalists under 35” by Editor & Publisher magazine.

    John Gore M.A. ’02 (Springfield, Mo.) was named as one of Springfield Business Journal’s 2015 “40 Under 40.”

    Jill (Simpson) Johanning ’02 (Portland, Maine) joined the Maine Board of AIA.

    Evelyn Lee ’02 (San Fransico, Calif.) was one of four featured speakers at the American Institute of Architects annual national convention in Atlanta in May.

    Dr. Troy Morrison ’02 (Bolivar, Mo.) earned board certification by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

    Dr. Joshua Pope ’02 (Omaha, Neb.) completed his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Spanish at Doane College in Crete, Neb.

    Zac Rantz ’02, M.A. ’08 (Nixa, Mo.) was recognized as the Springfield Business Journal’s “2015 Dynamic Dozen Top Local Sales and Marketing Executive.”

    Kristen (Wannenmacher) Bright ’03 (Springfield, Mo.) was promoted to director at BKD, LLP.

    Michael Garner ’03 (Saint Louis, Mo.) was promoted to Senior Vice President/Commercial Team Lead at UMB Bank.

    Mark Grabowski M.S. ’03 (Bolivar, Mo.) was appointed 2015 chairman of ASIS International Ozarks Chapter.

    Drew Owen ’03 (Saint Louis, Mo.) joined 417 Magazine as a sales representative.

    Darcie Ray ’03 (Springfield, Mo.) was added as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.

    Amber (Kuhn) Stephens ’03 (Licking, Mo.) was chosen to become the middle school principal of the Houston School District.

    Juli (Toler) Pascoe ’04 (Strafford, Mo.) was promoted to director at BKD, LLP.

    Emily (Carlstrom) Shook ’04 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Wallace Saunders, Attorneys at Law.

    Dr. Garrett Alderfer ’05 (Bolivar, Mo.) earned board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

    Winter (Skelton) Kinne ’05, MBA ’10 (Springfield, Mo.) was selected as a board member for the Doula Foundation.

    Sarah-Marie Land ’05 (Saint Louis, Mo.) recently received 3rd place for her “School Portrait Series” in PhotoSpiva 2015, a National Photographic Competition and Exhibition; had her solo show for her series “Crime Scenes” at The Dark Room in Grand Center, Saint Louis February-May 2015; and was one of eight artists selected for a group juried show at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Ore.

    Jacque (Fullington) Mattson ’05 (Brookline, Mo.) was promoted to supervisor at The Whitelock Co.

    Meg Myers Morgan ’05 (Tulsa, Okla.) published her book Harebrained: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time.

    Jeffrey Seifried ’05 (Springfield, Mo.) joined the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce as president and CEO.

    Jackie (Hobbs) McCroskey ’06 (Ozark, Mo.) was promoted to senior accountant by Mangan and Cummings PC.

    Dave Steinmann ’06, MBA ’08 (Independence, Kan.) joined Mercy Hospital in Lebanon, Mo. as the administrator.

    Brittany Hopp ’07 (Springfield, Mo.) ran for a seat on the Springfield City Council.

    Rogan Howitt ’07 (Springfield, Mo.) is co-opening the Golden Girl Rum Club with three others.

    Eric Sloan ’07 (Houston, Mo.) was named the assistant high school principal of Houston High School in Houston, Mo.

    Dr. Chase Kelly ’08 (Springfield, Mo.) was named one of 417 Magazine’s 2015 “20 Under 30” honorees.

    Morgan (Cummings) Kelly ’08 (Nixa, Mo.) joined the Ozark School District as an elementary principal at North Elementary.

    Weston Kissee ’08 (Springfield, Mo.) was named as one of Springfield Business Journal’s 2015 “40 Under 40.”

    Davis Neal ’08, MBA ’14 (Nixa, Mo.) was hired at Springfield First Community Bank as vice president and mortgage loan originator.

    James Winchester MBA ’08 (Sandy, Utah) joined George Washington University in Washington, D.C. as the swimming and diving head coach.

    Logan Hoffman ’09 (Green Bay, Wis.) was named the assistant men’s soccer coach for Oregon State University.

    Mallorie Rodak ’09 (Dallas, Texas) was nominated for the 2014 Breakthrough Voice Actress of the Year by Behind the Voice Actors.

  • Jana (Provance) Clubb ’10, M.Ed. ’15 (Springfield, Mo.) was named one of 417 Magazine’s “10 Most Beautiful Women” finalists.

    Katie Daily ’10 (Kansas City, Mo.) joined the Missouri Humanities Council as the director of its Kansas City office in April 2015.

    Dr. Jason Denney ’10 (Rogersville, Mo.) was matched into anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

    Dr. Thomas Ringenberg ’10 (Springfield, Mo.) graduated with a Ph.D. in political science and was selected as a 2015-16 American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow.

    Brad Schmidt ’10 (Town and Country, Mo.) was named one of the Saint Louis Business Journal’s 2015 “30 under 30.”

    Ferne Sustaita ’10, M.Ed. ’13 (Nixa, Mo.) recently was given the Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award by the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education.

    Brian Williams MBA ’10 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Labette Health as the CEO in September 2015.

    Erica Wunderlich ’10 (Columbia, Mo.) completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree in chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Rachel Abdoler ’11 (Clinton, Mo.) was one of 12 seminary and divinity school students chosen by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a two-week program for future clergy.

    Dr. Kaitlyn (Kulesus) Brown ’11 (Edmond, Okla.) received the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in May 2015.

    Evan Campbell ’11 (Marshfield, Mo.) joined the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP as a law clerk in the firm’s New York office.

    Kevin Holle M.S. ’11 (Springfield, Mo.) was awarded the American Legion Law and Order Award for 2015.

    Andrew Kessler ’11 (Springfield, Mo.) was named one of 417 Magazine’s 2015 “20 Under 30” honorees.

    Kristie (Stilley) Vincent ’11, M.Ed. ’13 (Willard, Mo.) had her poem “Root Cellar” published in the Story Circle Network quarterly journal (Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2015).

    Jessica (McDowell) Chappell ’12 (Ozark, Mo.) was named one of 417 Magazine’s 2015 “20 Under 30” honorees.

    Rebecca (Rafferty) Fenton ’12 (Springfield, Mo.) was appointed as program director of Central Methodist University’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

    Layne Hunton ’12 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Butler, Rosenbury & Partners as an intern architect.

    Natalie Long ’12 (Neosho, Mo.) joined Flowers For You as a floral assistant.

    Hillary (Cockrell) Meinhold ’12 (Saint Petersburg, Fla.) graduated from Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

    Adam Whitaker ’12 (Rolla, Mo.) joined SWI Industrial Solutions Inc. as an on-site trainer.

    Callie Beard ’13 (Lebanon, Mo.) was given the Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award by the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education.

    Megan Waterman ’13 (Tulsa, Okla.) joined Gori, Julian & Associates as a law clerk.

    Sarah Burrows ’14 (Springfield, Mo.) received her CPA license and is employed with KPM CPAs PC.

    Cristina Gomez Garcia ’14 (Branson, Mo.) joined Tuxen and Associates as a business development associate.

    Emily (Adkins) Laurie M.A. ’14 (Springfield, Mo.) was named one of 417 Magazine’s 2015 “20 Under 30” honorees.

    Nathan Maulorico ’14 (Springfield, Mo.) was invited to read his senior seminar research paper at Mississippi State University.

    Kaitlyn Schwers ’14 (Mountain Home, Ark.) received four awards, including top honors in health-related topics from the 2014 Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors contest.

    Olivia Tinkler ’14 (Strafford, Mo.) joined The Whitlock Co. as staff accountant.

    Emilio Villanueva ’14 (Clever, Mo.) was assigned as a trooper to Zone 11, serving Cass County, Mo.

    Alaa AlRadwan M.Arch. ’15 (Rumathiya, Kuwait) was given a research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology SENSEable City Lab and was selected by Drury University faculty and staff as Outstanding Senior Woman — the female student who best demonstrated a combination of leadership ability, scholastic achievement and campus and community involvement during her four years at Drury.

    Elizabeth Barmeier ’15 (Manchester, Mo.) joined Branson Tri-Lakes News as a reporter.

    Tamara Cartwright M.Arch. ’15 (Springfield, Mo.) was accepted to the Urban Design Regional Employment Action for Minorities (UDREAM) program at Carnegie Mellon University. She completed a five-week course of study followed by an internship at the Design Center Pittsburgh.

    Ashley Conklin ’14 (Lebanon, Mo.) was accepted by the Peace Corps to serve in Ethiopia for two years.

    Lauren Himmelberg ’15 (Republic, Mo.) was accepted into Teach for America’s 2015 teaching corps and will teach math in Tulsa, Okla.

    Parker LiaBraaten ’15 (Spokane, Mo.) was selected by Drury University faculty and staff as Outstanding Senior Man — the male student who best demonstrated a combination of leadership ability, scholastic achievement and campus and community involvement during his four years at Drury.

    Deborah Peana ’15 (Springfield, Mo.) was accepted to and began medical school at the University of Missouri – Columbia in June 2015.

    Hannah Shirley ’15 (Ozark, Mo.) joined Weber Shandwick as a public relations intern.

  • Kayleigh Elyse to Becky (Roy) ‘03, M.A. ‘11 and Scott Ahrens

    Parker Thomas to Tara (Slaight) ‘05 and Tim Chitwood

    Cannon Hugh born to Sarah (Stremme) ‘09 and Andrew Lacy

    Maxwell Christopher to Christopher ’99 and Amber (Heckman) Martin ’00

    Noah to Brianna Mayberry ‘12

    Tom to Lotte (Reijmers) ‘02 and Rob Miesijerus

    Dylan Connor to Chris ‘94, M.A. ‘00 and Allyson Tuckness

    Henry Pierson to Joel ‘07, MBA ‘09 and Laura (Carlstrom) ‘07 Willeke

  • Alex Dowell ‘12 to Katherine Cook

    Stacy (Marshall) ‘09 to John Duesing

    Alex Fowler ‘15 to Tember Peterson

    Winter (Skelton) ‘05 to Marshall Kinne

    Hillary (Cockrell) ‘12 to Ricky Meinhold ‘09

  • Barbara (Dunning) Dolan ‘42

    Marilyn (Baldwin) Hopkins ‘44

    Betty Jane (Rathbone) Turner ‘44

    Dorothy Dillard ‘45

    Karsten Bredesen ‘47

    Peggy Lusk ‘47

    Robert Masters ‘47

    Suzy (Anderson) Palmer ‘47

    Joe Stacey ‘47

    Richard Weaver ‘48

    Martha (Kidd) Parker ‘49

    Sam Austin ‘52

    Dr. Albert Howe ‘53

    Pat Williams ‘55, MBA ‘66

    Suzanne (Short) Edel ‘56

    Jim Hodges ‘62

    Vaughan Robberson ‘62

    Geneva (Mann) Lawyer M.Ed. ‘63

    Bill O’Neal ‘63

    Dr. Steve Cunningham ‘64

    Doug Mitchell ‘64

    Dr. David Oliver ‘64

    Michele (Gallais) Peacher ‘64, M.Ed. ‘96

    Wilma (Grabeel) Klineline M.Ed. ‘65

    Emilijane (Allaman) Williams ‘65

    Dr. Ronald Miller ‘69, M.Ed. ‘72

    Murray Sneed ‘69

    Ruth (Ryan) Bradshaw ‘72

    John Ames ‘74

    Joan (Rice) Harvates ‘75

    Barbara (Jones) Tyler ‘76

    Donald Stewart ‘77

    Doug Jones ‘80

    Marjourie (Hubert) Parish M.Ed. ‘85

    Lisa (Snider) Lee ‘95

    Ronnie Ussery ‘99

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