Beyond the Lane

Class notes

1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s
 
 
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1950s

Reverend John Sandford '51 (Coeur D'Alene, Idaho) published his 18th book.

 

 

Jerry Redfern '57 (Springfield, Mo.) was named one of Springfield Business Journal's "Men of the Year 2011."


1960s

James "Jim" Silkenat '69 (New York, N.Y.) was appointed as the President Elect of the American Bar Association.


1970s

Dr. Gary Buzbee '71 (Rogersville, Mo.) was named one of Springfield Business Journal's "Men of the Year 2011."

Gregory "Greg" Patterson '72 (Kansas City, Mo.) has redeveloped three National Register historical buildings in Kansas City.

H."Wes" Pratt '73 (Springfield, Mo.) was named the equal opportunity officer and director of the Office for Institutional Equity & Compliance at Missouri State University.

Margaret (Feese) Wagner '73 (Red Oak, Texas) accepted a position as legal secretary for Polsinelli Shughart PC in Dallas.

 

Captain Cynthia "Cindy" (Chalfant) Kunkel '77 (Kansas City, Mo.) received the Legion of Honor award at the American Royal Arabian Horse Show.

Michael Mallory '77 (Glendale, Calif.) published his second novel, The Stratford Conspiracy.

David Clohessy '78 (St. Louis, Mo.) was named People magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of the Year in 2011."

Bradley "Brad" Gregory '78 (Bolivar, Mo.) was appointed by Governor Jay Nixon to the Missouri Development Finance Board.


1980s

Stephen "Steve" Reed '80 (Nevada, Mo.) was elected to the CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Commission on Communications & Marketing.

Lori (Burrell) Scott '80 (Hannibal, Mo.) has joined the Mark Twain Chorale as the chorale director. Dr. Krystal McCulloch '82, M.Ed. '90 (Springfield, Mo.) has been selected to serve on the executive committee for the Springfield City Utilities Board.

Jana (Beavers) Bachus '82 (Springfield, Mo.) was named as executive director for the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools.

Kevin Dunaway '83 (Springfield, Mo.) was named to the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list.

Dianna (Maynard) Parker '86 (Springfield, Mo.) was named one of Springfield Business Journal's "20 Most Influential Women" for 2011.

Kevin Kloppenburg '86, M.A. '10 (Springfield, Mo.) was honored as 2012 Missouri Art Educator of the Year by the Missouri Art Education Association.

 

 

Donald Andrews '87 (Lees Summit, Mo.) was appointed as Lee Summit's assistant superintendent of secondary instruction.

Dr. Jon Bylander '87 (Mukilteo, Wash.) has joined the Everett Clinic as a walk-in clinic physician.

Amy (Vaughan) Austin '88 (Springfield, Mo.) was named one of Springfield Business Journal's "20 Most Influential Women" for 2011.

Steven "Steve" Edwards '88 (Springfield, Mo.) was named as CEO of CoxHealth and has been selected as one of Springfield Business Journal's "12 People You Need to Know in 2012."

Shari (Bandy) Hoffman '89 (Springfield, Mo.) was named the Community Foundation of the Ozarks' board secretary for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

Dr. Jeffrey "Jeff" Bradley '89 (Chesterfield, Mo.) was included in an article discussing the arrival of a proton radiation machine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.


1990s

John Oke-Thomas '90 (Springfield, Mo.) received the 2011 Minority Small Business Person Award.

Fabio De Almeida '90 (Cumming, Ga.) was appointed as sales director for the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico area for Movius Interactive Corporation.

Cora (Durbin) Scott '90 (Springfield, Mo.) accepted a position as the City of Springfield's director of public information and civic engagement.

Jennifer (Matlock) Ingraham '93 (Kansas City, Mo.) will serve as president of the 2011-13 Board of Directors for the Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City. She is also the senior director for advancement of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

Vincent "Vince"Bates '94 (Liberty, Mo.) accepted the position of Lead Tax Researcher at H&R Block's world headquarters in Kansas City, Mo.

Aaron Jones '95 (Springfield, Mo.) accepted the position of College of Graduate and Continuing Studies interim dean at Drury University.

 

Michael "Quinn" Murphy '96, MBA '98 (Columbia, Ill.) was elected as a new partner at the Armstrong Teasdale LLP law firm.

Christine (O'Neil) Ames M.Ed. '97 (Bolivar, Mo.) accepted a position at Bolivar Intermediate School as a fourth grade teacher.

Cassandra "Cassie" Lane '97 (Lebanon, Mo.) was hired as a sixth grade Communication Arts teacher.

Nicole (Dayton) Grant '98 (Springfield, Mo.) accepted a position at Bolivar Intermediate School as an art teacher.

Dr. Timothy "Tim" Wilson '98 (Chesterfield, Mo.) graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Andrew Gladden '99 (Houston, Texas) accepted a position as assistant professor in the Department of Genetics at the University of Texas.


2000s

Stephanie (Richter) Moser '00 (Battlefield, Mo.) was promoted to manager at BKD, LLP.

Curtis Jared '01 (Springfield, Mo.) was named as one of Springfield Business Journal's "12 People You Need to Know in 2012."

Johanna (Hegermark) Estrella '02 (Plato, Mo.) was honored by Cambridge Who's Who for Excellence in Special Education.

Misti (Moore) Preston '02 (Jefferson City, Mo.) has received the NASDA (National Association of State Departments of Agriculture) Honor Award for Communications.

Bart Ellison '02, MBA '04 (Rogersville, Mo.) joined Town & Country Bank at the Ava branch as vice president of lending.

Julie (Dieke) Hampton '02 (Ozark, Mo.) was hired as the new principal of Hubble Elementary in the Marshfield School District.

Rodrigo Pantoja '04 (Morelia, Mexico) was named the director of ITSEM architecture school in Queretero, Mexico.

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

Ashley (Sloan) Leuck '05 (Overland Park, Kan.) was promoted to manager at BKD, LLP.

Dr. Robert Masterson '06 (Camdenton, Mo.) graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Doctoral Degree in Dentistry and was commissioned into the Army as a Captain.

Jarod Michel '06 (Springfield, Mo.) was named as a new member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.

Elise (Winn) Pollard '06 (Davis, Calif.) was the winner of the Indiana Review's 2011 fiction contest, judged by Kevin Brockmeier. "Presidents" will be published in the summer 2012 issue.

Meghan (Stevens) Thomas '06 (Conway, Mo.) accepted a third grade teaching position with Pleasant Hope School District.

Lesley (Teague) Wallace '06 (Rolla, Mo.) accepted a position as a sixth grade communication arts teacher.  

 

Dr. Mary "Cathy" (Shearer) Underhill '06 (Moore, Okla.) graduated with a Doctoral Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Primary Care Health Psychology.

Carrie (Winston) Brown '07, MBA '08 (Springfield, Mo.) was named as a new member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.

Lisa Dugan '07, MBA '08 (Springfield, Mo.) was promoted to senior accountant at Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller CPAs.

Jason Hudspeth '07 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) graduated summa cum laude from Parsons: the New School for Design with his Master of Architecture.

Lauren Rapp '07 (Springfield, Mo.) was promoted to assistant director of alumni relations and communications at Drury University.

Anna (Fluegge) Kangas '08 (Whitewater, Mo.) joined the Development Service division with the city of Cape Girardeau, Mo. as the plan reviewer.

Bryon Oster '08 (Battlefield, Mo.) has joined H Design Group LLC as a project manager.

Kristeen "Kris" (Day) Pulsipher '08 (Stockton, Mo.) joined the Bolivar Intermediate School as a fourth grade eMints teacher.

Michael Spain '08 (South Greenfield, Mo.) joined Bolivar Intermediate School as a fifth grade teacher.

Chris Ijames '09 (Springfield, Mo.) was promoted to assistant director of community and athletic outreach at Drury University.

Lindsay Melton '09, M.Ed. '11 (Buffalo, Mo.) was hired as a fourth grade teacher at Long Lane Elementary.

Emily Ottsen '09 (St. Louis, Mo.) teaches tennis and competes professionally in the Pro Circuit.

Amanda (Chappell) Thomas '09 (Springfield, Mo.) was awarded CPA (Certificate Public Accountant) designation.


2010s

Kathleen "Katie" Daily '10 (Kansas City, Mo.) was named as one of Kansas City's "Top 5 under 30."

Cody Eck '10 (El Dorado Springs, Mo.) was hired as the eighth grade social studies teacher at El Dorado Springs.

Caleb Sanders '10 (Chicago, Ill.) was selected to present his paper "Thoreau: Speaking Without Bounds" at the 2012 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Mass.

Lauryn Albrecht '11 (Republic, Mo.) accepted a sixth grade communication arts position with the Pleasant Hope School District.

 

Matthew "Matt" Bower '11 (Springfield, Mo.) accepted a position as assistant vice president and lender for Southwest Missouri Bank.

Sarah Clayton '11 (Licking, Mo.) was hired as the junior varsity girls basketball coach for the Licking School District.

Morgan Mais '11 (Marionville, Mo.) accepted a kindergarten teacher position with Monett Primary School.

Melissa (Humble) Payne '11 (Sparta, Mo.) accepted a position at Sparta Elementary teaching first grade.

Dawn Schipper '11 (Springfield, Mo.) was promoted to assistant director of the annual fund at Drury University.


MARRIAGES

  • Amy Hoogstraet '97 to Robert Safley
  • Dr. Timothy "Tim" Wilson '98 to Dr. Lindsay Parry
  • Elizabeth "Beth" Kavanaugh '02 to Corey Staten
  • Dennis "Buddy" Coulter II '03, MBA '04 to Lane Elizabeth Teters
  • Grant Bass '04 to Michelle Pupillo
  • Jennifer Adams '05 to Dr. Garrett Alderfer '05
  • Nathan Leming '05 to Sarah Christopher
  • Hayley Budd '05 to Aaron Scott '04
  • Amanda Williams '05 to Justin Clavin

 

 

  • Erica Spyres '06 to Andrew Jackson '06
  • Captain Summer Hilton '07 to Austin Williamson '02
  • Ashley Davidson '08 to Ben Pruett '10
  • Jesse Larbey '09 to Heather House
  • Cory Sollecito '09 to Jacob Neusche '07
  • Dane Hughes '10 to Christine Lehman
  • Chelsea Dorman '11 to Mason Lea '11
  • Stephanie "Stef" Frost '11 to Robert Weddell IV '11
  • Erin McCroskey '11 to Joseph A. Evans

BIRTHS

  • Louisa Dupree to Elizabeth (Musteen) '93 & Bruce Allison
  • Archer "Archie" Philip to Stephanie (Gurley) '96 & Todd Thomas
  • Tayla Morgen to Dr. Patricia "Tricia" (Short) '97 & Dr. Michael Bogaard
  • Noah Dean to Glenn Barnes '99 & Julie Barnes
  • Claire Elizabeth to Dr. Andrew Gladden '99 & Dr. Sara Gladden
  • Liam Patrick to Sarah (Graddy) '00 & Patrick Tobin
  • Henry James to Erin (Langley) '01 & Brian Dail
  • Henry Allen to Jill (Chapman) '01 & Jerry Laflen '97
  • Maci Isabella to Kristen (Wiles) '02, M.A. '05 & Lucas "Luke" Westerman '04, MBA '05
 
  • Toby and Gabe to Carrie (DeLaquil) '03 & Ben Richardson
  • Cora Christie to Lauren (Pu) '04 & Christopher Knudsen '04
  • Jackson Miles to Justin Butler '05 & Carrie Butler
  • Peyton to Jeremy Clopton '05 & Katie Clopton
  • Eleanor Amber to Amber (Davis) '05 & Adam Watson
  • Elijah to Kelly Guittar '07 & Erika Guittar
  • Arizona to Stoney McCleery '07, M.S. '10 & Jeanie McCleery
  • Caroline Anne to Amy Russell-George '09 & Chris George
  • Phoenix to Elizabeth "Liz" (Ratzlaff) '10 & Denton Mabe

DEATHS

  • Hazel (Kindrick) Lunsford '30
  • Harry Basore '39
  • Loraine (Bethel) Westerfield '42
  • H. Joann (Moore) Gillett '44
  • Dr. Emasue Snow '45
  • S. Nancy (Hasler) Watling '46
  • Betty (Hamilton) Wells '46
  • Virginia (Feist) Witte '47
  • Donna (Poore) Atchley '48
  • Homer Knight '49
  • J. Stanley Smith '49, MBA '68
  • Neal Grubaugh '50
  • Mary Snow '50
  • David Cunningham '51
  • Norman Harding '51
  • Betty Kuhlman '51
  • William Atwill '52
  • Barbara (Gideon) Ormsbee '54, M.Ed. '77
  • Norma "Sue" (Turrentine) Lawson '55
  • Robert Hill '57
  • L. Jeanne (Pennington) Redfern '57
  • Donald Doerle M.Ed. '58
 
  • Barbara (Wright) Hoss '58
  • Marie (Fite) Napier M.Ed. '58
  • Carole (McMahan) Morey '62
  • Ronald "Ron" Packman '62
  • Donald Riesenberg '64
  • Daryl May M.Ed. '65
  • Ted Wright '65
  • Billy Allen MBA '68
  • Ralph Colson '71
  • David Williams '71
  • Judy (Winter) Meier '72
  • William Buckner '73
  • William Cary '75
  • Samuel Grisham '75
  • James Meier '75
  • David Wilkerson MBA '80
  • Kathryn (Denny) Burnett MBA '94
  • David "Heath" Bittick '97
  • Arthur Maresch '97
  • Weston Barnhart '03
  • Don Wessel, Trustee
  • Candace French, Friend

In Memoriam

John "Jack" Taylor, a founder and long time supporter of the school of architecture, passed away October 2011. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Jack was a gifted architect who spent his career in Springfield, an active member of the American Institute of Architects, and a devoted father and husband. He was a lifelong scholar, mentor to many and a friend to everyone who met him. Although Jack will be deeply missed, his presence lives on at Drury in the works he leaves behind, particularly Bay Hall, which he designed along with Richard Stahl, and the Hammons School of Architecture, which he helped to create.

~ Jay Garrott, professor and Center for Community Studies director Hammons School of Architecture