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R. Wayne Pace, Ph.D., and his wife, Gae, returned recently from appointment as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Development at the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands. Wayne spent two weeks lecturing, advising students on research, and consulting with faculty about curricular issues. Following the appointment, they visited with friends and relatives in Germany and Switzerland. Later, at the Academy of Human Resource Development, Wayne presented the R. Wayne Pace Book of the Year Award to Dr. Gary McLean of the University of Minnesota for his book about Organizational Development. Wayne's newest publication is a book called "Leading as Jesus Led" (with E.G. Stephan), from Cedar Fort Press.

Gordon Owen, Ph.D., recently had two of his books reprinted, "History of L.C." and "The Two Alberts."

Dan Angel, Ph.D., recently retired as president of Marshall University and accepted the same position at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

Judy E. Lease, M.A., is now fully retired after a career teaching communication in business schools. She taught at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, Tulane, and University of Utah. During the last six years, Judy and husband Ron have taught part-time for the German International School of Management and Administration (GISMA) in Hannover, Germany. They now live in Teton Valley, Idaho, and Grand Junction, Colorado, and spend quite a bit of time traveling, especially to Alaska to visit daughter Tracy's family (2 grandchildren).

Dr. Michael Gos, B.A., a professor at Lee College (Texas), received the Robert Wylie Award for Outstanding Service from the Two-Year College English Association-Southwest.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Shryer Boyle, B.A., is currently working as a licensed psychologist in Woodbury, Minn. She lives in St. Paul with husband Tom, a 1976 Purdue grad from the School of Science.

Kathleen J. Turner, Ph.D., is the 2007 recipient of the Donald Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education from the National Communication Association.

Retta Livengood, B.A., was elected to the Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees.


Scott Sovereen, B.A., and a member of the 1978 Peach Bowl football team, retired from Dell Financial Services in 2001 and opened Prince Photography Studio in Georgetown, Texas, just outside of Austin. Prince specializes in weddings, high school seniors and outdoor family portraits. This family self-portrait with from l-r, oldest daughter Jessica, Stephanie, Scott and wife Janice.

Jim Payne, B.A., is an anchorman/reporter for WESH-TV News in Florida. He received several awards for his investigative series and events coverage, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred DuPont Award, Edward R. Murrow Award, two Emmys and others. In addition, Jim is a member of the Board of Directors for the Special Olympics, Florida, and participates in several other community activities.

Ciritta Ann Park, B.A., had her poem "Mother Hen" published in the spring 2007 Interchange, an online newsletter. She graduated with a Master's of Divinity from Bexley Hall Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in June 2006 and began ministry at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in July of last year.

Shelley Poston Triol, B.A., is vice president of Sease, Gerig & Associates, a management, communications, and public relations consulting firm in Indiana.

Angie Klink  
Angie Klink, B.A., 1981, won an Honorable Mention in the Human Interest Category for her essay “Kindergarten Karma” in the 11th annual Erma Bombeck Essay Contest sponsored by Washington-Centerville Public Library and the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, Bombeck’s hometown. More than 1,300 writers from 22 countries entered the 2007 competition. Klink has attended the last three Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshops. She is the author of a series of mascot children’s books, including “Purdue Pete Finds His Hammer.” Learn more at www.mascotsforkids.com or www.angieklink.com

Gregory Robertson, B.A., is the owner/creative director of Power Flite Communications, an ad agency in Massachusetts. Their clients include nationally known companies BIC and Logitech.

Celeste H. Davis, B.A., an attorney, is now Deputy Regional Manager for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights - Region V in Chicago, Ill. OCR ensures equal access to federally funded health care and social service programs.


Bradford Anderson  

Bradford P. Anderson, B.A., a member of the California State Bar, accepted a position as a Law Lecturer for Graduate Programs in the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California, and has also been appointed to manage contracts for major capital projects at Cal Poly. Bradford and his wife live in Pismo Beach, California.

Patricia Geist-Martin, Ph.D., acting graduate adviser in the Department of Communication at San Diego State University, received the Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Faculty Contributions. She has authored three books, 30 book chapters, 20 journal articles, more than 50 convention papers and a dozen research grants.

Karen Hensel, B.A., a reporter for CBS affiliate WISH-TV in Indiana, received "Best Reporter" honors from the Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

Teresa Kingery  

Teresa Kingery, B.A., is celebrating 2 years of having her own recruiting and placement business. She was recently appointed to the State Board of the Arthritis Foundation and chaired the "Commitment to a Cure" Breakfast on Nov. 7. "Being active in cycling and walking and having parents with arthritis, really makes this involvement meaningful." And speaking of active in cycling, she just completed her sixth Hilly 100 in Bloomington, Ind., in October.

Lisa A. Patton, B.A., is a new set medic, who treats film cast members and crew for injuries and medical emergencies.

Cheryl Lightfoot, B.A., is the promotions director at WT05, an affiliate of the CW Network in Ohio.

Paul Sonnefeldt, B.A., is a freelance copywriter. He provides text and content for Web sites, brochures, and other communication media.

Libby Jackson, B.A., conducts individual and family crisis, drug and alcohol, and group counseling.


Quinn Hughes  

Betsy Gadd-Hughes, B.A., 1991, was recently promoted to Principal Statistician in Strategic Planning for Boston Scientific Corp. She also had a baby girl in December 2006. Her name is Quinn.

Melissa A. Candek , B.A., is a planner for the Clark County (Nevada) Comprehensive Planning Department.

Brandi Bond Doyle, B.A., is the human resources manager for Gladwin Paint Company in Texas.

Marla Hassfurther Boring, B.A., recently got married to Kevin F. Boring. She works as a New Home Sales Consultant for Centex Homes in Indianapolis.

Alex Kweskin, B.A., is Vice-President, Human Resources for Wells Fargo in Santa Monica, Calif. He is married to his high school sweetheart and has two beautiful boys living in Southern California.

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Alumni Notes

Sabrina A. Wilson, B.A., recently accepted the Human Resources Leadership position for the Power Business Group at CH2M Hill in Englewood, Colo.


Monica Rohleder
Monica Rohleder, B.A., recently started a new boutique communications agency specializing in technology and lifestyle brands. “I am thrilled to take my communications skills which started at Purdue and grew over the last 12 years of my career to a new level in my own business. I have a great partner and a great list of clients including (RED), CallWave, Sound ID and previous clients that included Motorola.” The new company can be found at www.signalrockcommunications.com. Monica moved to Los Angeles from Chicago in February of 2007.

Michelle M. Kuhn-Clark, B.A., recently accepted an offer to join the Contemporary Group in Los Angeles as the Manager of Organizational Development & Learning.
Jennifer Chubinski, B.A., recently returned to the United States after living in Italy. She is a junior research associate at the University of Cincinnati.

Paaige Turner
Paaige K. Turner, Ph.D., 1998, taught at Saint Louis University’s Madrid Campus during Summer 2007. Her children and her enjoyed a side trip to Paris. She is currently serving as the Interim Director of Women’s Studies and Graduate Director of Communication at Saint Louis University.

Amy Beth Lemire, B.A., (M.A., '02), accepted a position with the Boeing Company as Learning Training and Development Domain Integrator supporting the new 787 program.

Aimee M. Roy, B.A., is pursuing a master's in speech language pathology at Illinois State University.

G. David Bokhart, B.A., was named head men's soccer coach at St. Joseph's College in Indiana. He also recently completed his master's degree in business administration at the University of St. Francis in Indiana.


Steve Vockell
Steve Vockell, B.A., 2001, married Jennifer Vonderhaar on May 12, 2007. Steve is currently teaching in the Norwood City Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Megan E. Nail, M.S., is manager of human resources at Clifton Gunderson LLP. She recently achieved the Professional in Human Resources designation.

Dan Rhodes, B.A., is the director of Corporate Relations for the Purdue Alumni Association.

Brooke Wilson, M.A., in May 2007, began in the position of Technical Documentation Specialist and Trainer at the University of Memphis. This position is in the Information Technology Division and focuses on Administrative Systems and Applications.

Emily Smriga, B.A., was honored last December as one of Tippecanoe County's "Top 40 Under 40." Sponsored by Tippy Connect and the Lafayette-West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, the award recognizes individuals who are actively involved in community and are dedicated to their work.

Virginia Richards, B.A., recently graduated from the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with a master's degree.

Lauren Hale, B.A., is the director of membership for the Lafayette-West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. She developed the new young professionals group, Tippy Connect, through her position with the chamber.

Kate Brandon  

Kate Brandon, M.A., 2003, has started working on a Ph.D. at Wayne State University in theater. She recently directed Neil Simon’s play “Fools” at Bidla University in California.

Jen Allen, B.A., is currently working at Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple in Indianapolis where the motto is "Your Logo on Everything Under the Sun." She lives with boyfriend Kevin, a 2004 graduate of Krannert School of Management.

Daniel P. Meuninck, B.A., received his master's in higher education administration and student affairs from the University of South Carolina. He is the student orientation coordinator at the University of Central Florida.

Tiffany Stochel, B.A., is a public relations/marketing
assistant for Coles Marketing Communications in Indiana. She volunteers with the Indianapolis Civic Theater and recently performed in "42nd Street."

Elizabeth V. Van Holt, B.A., will be completing her master's degree from DePaul University in Organizational Communication.

Clare Briner, B.A., was recently promoted to community news editor for the The Star Newspapers in Illinois.

Jessica Callahan, B.A., is the new coordinator of Development Activities at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute.

Daniela Frezza, B.A., recently started the first Latino focused arketing/communication agency in Lafayette. The mission is to provide Indiana communities, businesses, non-profits, and governmental organizations with relevant Latino-based marketing and communication services. The URL is www.mylatinmente.com.

Gwyn Zawisza, M.A., is assistant to the artistic director at the American Pianists Association. She is also director of artist services for the Indy Jazz Fest.

Jenna Rump
Jenna Rump Hague, B.A., 2006, is the editor of Advancement Communications at DePaul University in Chicago, Ill.

Robyn V. Remke, Ph.D., is now an Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication in the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management at the Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Shirley Nemec, B.A., will attend graduate school at Baylor University to study museum studies.

Rebecca Spencer Toloday, B.A., married Christopher Toloday, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, on Oct. 20.