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Mark Troutman

Mark Troutman ’00, '03 JD of Powell, Ohio, was elected to treasurer of Class Action Law Group, part of the American Association for Justice.

Andrew Kin

To Andrew Kin ’06 and Victoria Kin of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan: a girl, Scarlett Grace Kin, September 18, 2018.

Arthur Weisman

Arthur Weisman ’80 of Shaker Heights, Ohio, has been recognized as a 2019 Best in State Wealth Advisor by Forbes. Weisman has 32 years of experience in the financial services industry and is managing director – investment officer of Wells Fargo Advisors in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

Carrye "Betsy" Schenk

Carrye "Betsy" Schenk '62 of Manchester, New Hampshire, was crowned Ms. Senior New Hampshire for 2018, and traveled to Atlantic City, New Jersey, with friends from Birch Hill Retirement Community for the National Pageant in Atlantic City in October 2018.

Jason Hurley

To Jason Hurley ’03 (LM) and Jill Hurley of Clarence Center, New York: a boy, Liam James, May 21, 2017.

Aliena Schmidtke

Aliena Schmidtke ’16 of Bad Segeberg, Germany, is training to qualify for the German Olympic Swim Team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. She is training with the Gator Swim Club in Gainesville, Florida, which is comprised of 10 Olympic hopefuls, including standout swimmers such as Ryan Lochte and Caeleb Dressel.

Brittany Dulmage

To Brittany Dulmage ’10 and Andrew Dulmage ’09 of Chicago, Illinois: a girl, Evelyn Adele, February 20, 2019.

William "Bill" Wahoff

William "Bill" Wahoff ’82 JD of Columbus, Ohio, was inducted as a fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers at a ceremony in San Francisco November 10, 2018.

Donald Staffo

Donald Staffo ’78 PhD of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has retired as professor and department chair emeritus from Stillman College following a 50-year career as an educator in health and physical education. He also retired from a simultaneous 40-year career as a sports journalist that included covering University of Alabama football and basketball for 30 years for the Associated Press. Throughout his career he has been inducted into five halls of fame, won numerous awards and distinctions, and has written 10 books and more than 2,150 articles.

Philip Helal

Philip Helal ’86 of Strongsville, Ohio, has retired as director of enterprise applications at Arconic Inc. in Newburgh Heights, Ohio.

Sarah Chrobak

Sarah Chrobak ’14 of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, was recognized as a 30 under 30 Rising Star from the Institute of Supply Management. ISM 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars is a recognition program that acknowledges young purchasing/supply chain management professionals for their passion, creativity and contributions to supply chain. The program focuses on skills like leadership, innovation, collaboration and other outstanding attributes at work and through their professional associations.

Patrick Shuff

Patrick Shuff ’10 of Sunnyvale, California, is a senior site reliability engineer, content delivery for streaming service Netflix.

Adam Kase

Adam J. Kase ’13 of Woodridge, Illinois, is an attorney at Tucker Ellis LLP in Chicago after the company combined Synergy Law Group, LLC into its nationwide firm. Tucker Ellis LLP is a full-service law firm of more than 200 attorneys in seven offices in across the country.

Michael J. Sikora III

Michael J. Sikora III ’95 (LM) of Cleveland, Ohio, has been named to the Executive Committee of NAIOP Ohio, which is a commercial real estate advocacy association that focuses on improving Ohio law for the commercial real estate industry. He is also the managing partner for Sikora Law LLC.

Yukiko Yee

Yukiko Yee ’06 JD of Dublin, Ohio, was awarded the District 7 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under from the Ohio State Bar Foundation. The award is presented to attorneys, 40 years of age or younger, who contribute substantial time, talent and effort serving their community. Yee is a senior assistant attorney general with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Section, Economic Crimes Unit.

David S. Bloomfield

David S. Bloomfield ’66, ’69 JD (LM) of Columbus, Ohio, was recognized for 50 years of service to the community and the legal profession by The Ohio State Bar Association. He has taught immigration law at the Moritz College of Law for 20 years and at Capital University College of Law, where he won adjunct professor of the year four times.

Sally Bloomfield

Sally Bloomfield ’69 JD (LM) was recognized for 50 years of service to the community and the legal profession by The Ohio State Bar Association. She is a partner at Bricker & Eckler where she was elected the first female partner in 1979.

C. Luther Heckman

C. Luther Heckman ’65, ’69 JD (LM) of Dublin, Ohio, was recognized for 50 years of service to the community and the legal profession by The Ohio State Bar Association. He served as both the majority and minority legal counsel for the Ohio House of Representatives.

Timothy C. McGrath

Timothy C. McGrath ’65, ’69 JD of Grove City, Ohio, was recognized for 50 years of service to the community and the legal profession by The Ohio State Bar Association. He currently practices with the law firm of Strip, Hoppers, Leithart, McGrath & Terlecky Co. and he is an OSBA certified specialist in business, commercial and industrial real property law.

Bernard M. Murray

Bernard M. Murray ’68 JD of Gahanna, Ohio, was recognized for 50 years of service to the community and the legal profession by The Ohio State Bar Association. Murphy is a self-employed practitioner.

Todd Wickerham

Todd Wickerham '92 of Hudson, Ohio, was promoted to special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cincinnati Field Office. Wickerham has served as special assistant for the FBI’s associate deputy director since 2017, acting as a senior adviser on matters involving the management of all personnel, budget, administration and infrastructure across the FBI enterprise.

Brian Metz

Brian Metz ’98 of Delaware, Ohio, is the vice president and master professional for TranSystems which provides engineering, architecture and planning consultation in Columbus, Ohio.

Jeff Buchert

Jeff Buchert ’75 (LM) of Caledonia, Michigan, has retired after 20 years with DeWitt Packaging Corporation of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previously, he spent 20 years as a string teacher and orchestra director in Grove City, Ohio, and Midland, Michigan.

Carolyn Harvey

Carolyn Harvey ’95 (LM) of Canton, Ohio, has been promoted to Partner, Outsourcing & Transition at KPMG, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services in Sydney, Australia.

Douglas Evans

Douglas Evans ’81 of Galena, Ohio, has retired as an Executive Director at Ohio Library Council.

Sherry Paprocki

Sherry Paprocki ’80 of Columbus, Ohio, is a 2018 honoree in Folio Magazine's Folio:100, a list that recognizes 100 media professionals for the tangible impact they’ve had in their jobs, on their companies and brands, or on the industry.

Lindsey D'Andrea

Lindsey D'Andrea '06, '09 JD of Lorain, Ohio, is a partner at the law firm BakerHostetler.

Jelane Kennedy

Jelane Kennedy '85 MA of Schroon Lake, New York, published Women Scholars: Navigating the Doctoral Journey, a reference book for women students and alumni considering going on to earn their doctorate.

Christopher Tamms

Christopher Tamms ’08 JD of Westerville, Ohio, was certified as a specialist in family relations law from the Ohio State Law Association. Tamms is a family attorney and the owner of Tamms Law Office in Columbus.

Zebulon Wagner

Zebulon Wagner ’03 of Bellefontaine, Ohio, was certified as a specialist in family relations law from the Ohio State Law Association. Wagner is a partner at Thompson, Dunlap & Heydinger, Ltd. in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

James McGlone

James McGlone ’06 JD of Avon, Ohio, was certified as a specialist appellate law from the Ohio State Law Association. Wagner is a partner at Thompson, Dunlap & Heydinger, Ltd. in Bellefontaine, Ohio. McGlone is an en banc staff attorney at the Eighth District Court of Appeals in Cleveland, Ohio.

Michael Jurek

Michael Jurek ’07 JD of Dayton, Ohio, was certified as a specialist in family relations law from the Ohio State Law Association. Jurek is an attorney at the firm of Dungan & LeFevre in Troy, Ohio.

Ryan Kuchmaner

Ryan Kuchmaner ’07 of North Canton, Ohio, was certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law from the Ohio State Law Association. Kuchmaner is a partner with Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh and is the coordinator of the firm’s Estates & Trusts practice group in Canton, Ohio.

Kyla Williger

Kyla Williger ’07, ’10 JD of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, was certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law from the Ohio State Law Association. Williger is an attorney at Williger Legal Group, LLC in Munroe Falls, Ohio.

Jean Escudero

Jean Escudero ’91 PhD of Caseyville, Illinois, was honored among 109 St. Louis-area educators to receive an Emerson Excellence in Teaching award. Now in its 29th year, the awards pay tribute to area educators – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – for their achievements and dedication to the field of education.

Daniel F. Mahony

Daniel F. Mahony ’95 PhD, of Rockhill, South Carolina, received the Academic Achievement in Sport and Entertainment Award from Sport & Entertainment Venues, which recognizes a scholar whose research and/or teaching has made a significant positive impact in the fields of sport, entertainment or venue management. Mahony is also the president of Winthrop University.

Gaylord Brewer

Gaylord Brewer ’88 MA, ’92 PhD of Lascassas, Tennessee, published his 10th book of poetry, The Feral Condition, where he explores the duality in nature abroad and at home through the feral world. Observing beauty, mystery and also violence, Brewer connects to the natural world through this book of poetry.

Jon Chopan

Jon Chopan ’08 MA of St. Petersburg, Florida, published Veterans Crisis Hotline, a collection of short stories about a veteran who works at a hotline listening to men retell stories of their time at war and the lasting effects. In 2017, the book received the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. Chopan is an assistant professor of creative writing at Eckard College.

Benjamin Nixon

To Benjamin Nixon ’14 PhD and Mellissa Hicks Nixon ’14 PhD of Nashville, Tennessee: a girl, Savannah Laine Nixon, October 26, 2018.

Randall Szott

Randall Szott '00 MFA of Barnard, Vermont, was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives.

Kyle Miller

Kyle Miller ’05 (LM) of Strongsville, Ohio, received a Forty Under 40 award from Crain's Cleveland Business which recognizes 40 people under the age of 40 who have made an impact on Northeast Ohio's business and civic communities.

Jeff Groom

Jeff Groom ’08 of Columbus, Ohio, released “American Cobra Pilot: A Marine Remembers a Dog and Pony Show,” a satirical memoir on military life and his experience in the Marine Corps. The book takes an honest look at the shortcomings of the military based on Groom’s experiences during his deployment to Korea and Japan, while exploring how America consumer society has lost its way morally, financially and spiritually.

Rosemary Butzer

Rosemary Butzer ’63, '77 MA (LM) of New Albany, Ohio, published The Journey: The Mike Vollmer Story. The book chronicles the life of college football star Michael Vollmer who battled with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS, for 12 years. The book follows Vollmer, a former Harvard University football player and graduate from The Ohio State University College of Law, from his childhood through his passing from ALS, leaving a legacy of strength and determination.

Rhonda Laughman

Rhonda Laughman ’00 of Billings, Montana, was elected as the Board of Directors Secretary for Anvil, Incorporated. Laughman is a project leader in their Billings, Montana office.

Clayton Clark

Clayton Adam Clark '12 MFA of St. Louis, Missouri, published his debut poetry collection, A Finitude of Skin, and won the 2017 Moon City Poetry Award. Clark started work on this collection as a creative writing graduate student at Ohio State, writing poems about the body, ecosystems, marriage and his home state of Missouri. The collection is now available through the Moon City Press website and Amazon.

Kristin Gonterman and Curtis Gonterman

To Kristin Gonterman ’12 and Curtis Joe Gonterman ’13 of Dublin, Ohio: a girl, Madelyn Rose Gonterman, June 29, 2018.

Anne Baranski

Anne Baranski '95 (LM) of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, was elected to the Board of Directors for the Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin.

Thomas Fenton

Thomas Fenton ’79 JD of Louisville, Kentucky, has been named in the Kentucky Super Lawyers Best List in the practice area of banking. Fenton is a director and shareholder of Morgan Pottinger McGarvey in Louisville, Kentucky.

Earl Stahl

Earl Stahl ’65 PhD of Neenah, Wisconsin, published his article, “For Love of Land and Cattle,” in Range Magazine's s winter edition as its feature article. Previously, Stahl was awarded in 2017 for Best Investigative Story by the Nevada Press Association for "Wolves, Killers at Your Door” in Range Magazine.

Jane Higgins Marx

Jane Higgins Marx ’00 JD (LM) of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Society of Financial Service Professionals. Marx is a partner at the law firm of Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, in Columbus, Ohio.

Chad McQuade

Chad McQuade ’02 JD of Chicago, Illinois has been inducted into Northwestern Mutual's 2018 Forum Group for his dedication to help family and businesses achieve financial stability. McQuade is a finical advisor for Northwestern Mutual.

Tracy Cloud

Tracy Cloud ’03 MA of Westerville, Ohio, is the CEO of Lower Lights Christian Health Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Jason Gray

Jason Gray ’06 MFA of Madison, Wisconsin, has won the Idaho Prize for Poetry for his book of poems Radiation King (2019). The collection of science fiction poems, set to be published in April 2019, was written over 10 years and is inspired by the authors fascination with physics, nuclear weaponry, the Cold War and light form.

Stephanie Harkness-Moxley

Stephanie Harkness-Moxley '93 (LM) of Manteo, North Carolina, was appointed to serve a three-year term on Dare County's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board by the County Board of Commissioners.

Benjamin Ciesinski and Emily Muncie Ciesinski

To Benjamin Ciesinski ’03 and Emily Muncie Ciesinski '07 of Brooklyn, New York: a boy, Harry Arthur Ciesinski, June 29, 2018.

Stephanie Harkness-Moxley

Stephanie Harkness-Moxley ’93 (LM) of Manteo, North Carolina, is a founding board member and secretary of Premier Soccer Training, Manteo, a nonprofit dedicated to providing soccer training by licensed professionals at no cost to low-income students in the Manteo school area starting in 5th grade.

Tricia Starks

Tricia Starks ’94 MA, ’00 PHD of Fayetteville, Arizona, is the author of Smoking Under the Tsars: A History of Tobacco in Imperial Russia. The book recounts Russia’s early history of smoking and the introduction of papirosa, a highly-addictive Russian cigarette, through different historical accounts and imagery.

Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson ’95 PHD of Atlanta, Georgia, is the author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy, focuses on the aftermath of the Shelby ruling in 2013 that invalidated two provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which led to the suppression of African American voters.

Polly Harris

Polly J. Harris ’75 JD of Westerville, Ohio, was reappointed to serve as chair of the Banking, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee for the Ohio State Bar Association Committees and Sections. Harris is a partner with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

Blaine P. Brockman

Blaine P. Brockman 81 of West Jefferson, Ohio, was reappointed to serve as chair of the Elder and Special Needs Law Committee for the Ohio State Bar Association Committees and Sections. Brockman is an attorney with Hickman & Lowder Co. LPA.

Chris L. Connelly

Chris L. Connelly ’97 (LM) of Powell, Ohio, was appointed to serve as chair of the Taxation Law Committee for the Ohio State Bar Association Committees and Sections. Connolly is a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Doug R. Unver

Doug R. Unver ’87 of Powell, Ohio, is Of Counsel for Roetzel & Andress’ Columbus office. The concentration of his practice is on workers’ compensation matters.

Keith Raker

Keith Raker ’91 MBA, ’92 JD (LM) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, has been ranked in Chambers USA 2018, a guide to the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in the country, in the area of real estate. Raker is a partner at Tucker Ellis, LLP and is the chair of the Tucker Ellis Real Estate Group.

Megan E. Greulich

Megan E. Greulich ’04 of Westerville, Ohio, was appointed to serve as chair of the Education Law Committee for the Ohio State Bar Association Committees and Sections.

Cleve M. Johnson

Cleve M. Johnson ’75 of Columbus, Ohio, was reappointed to serve as chair of the Traffic Law Committee for the Ohio State Bar Association Committees and Sections. Johnson is the principal at his firm, the Law Office of Cleve M. Johnson.

Rita McNeil Danish

Rita McNeil Danish ’89 JD of Columbus, Ohio, was reappointed to serve as chair of the Women in the Profession Section for the Ohio State Bar Association Committees and Sections. Danish is a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

​Beth Castrodale

Beth Castrodale ’87 BA of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, is the author of In This Ground (2018). The novel follows Ben Dirjery, a divorced father and former guitarist, who works at a cemetery that gave up his dreams of making it big with his indie-rock band for a stable life. When his daughter begins asking questions about his former life, he must confront his past and the death of his former band's lead singer if he wants to bring music back to his life.

Dan Gill

Dan Gill '06 of Dallas, Texas, was named in Coach & Athletic Director Magazine's inaugural "Top 40, Under 40." Gill is the director of athletics at the Episcopal School of Dallas and has also worked at St. Mary's High School in New York, University School in Florida, and Central Catholic High School in Ohio over the past 12 years.

Deborah Hall Subetto

Deborah Hall Subetto ’89 MA of Hagerstown, Maryland, is the author of Love Notes from the Shepherd’s Gate. The book is a collection of thoughtful insights and stories from Deborah’s life on her Maryland farm as she discovers God’s influence in her everyday life as she tends to her animals and the farm.

Adam Shank

Adam Shank ’15 MBOE of Powell, Ohio, is the Ohio Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs first executive director.

Jeff Eakins

Jeff Eakins ’87 of Brandon, Florida, has been elected to serve on the American Heart Association’s Greater Southeast Affiliate Board, which services Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Puerto Rico.

Jeffery J. Casto

Jeffrey J. Casto 76 of Uniontown, Ohio, has been named in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019 in the area of Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. Casto is a shareholder at Roetzel & Andress LPA.

Marie C. Ragias

Marie C. Ragias ’13 of Columbus, Ohio, is underwriting counsel in the residential Legal Department at Title First in Columbus, Ohio. Ragias is also a licensed real estate agent.

Susan S. Box

Susan S. Box ’82, ’85 JD (LM) of Hudson, Ohio, has been named in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019 in the areas of Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. She is a shareholder at Roetzel & Andress LPA.

William M. Waddell III

William M. Waddell III ’11 MA ’14 PHD of Pike Road, Alabama, is the author of In the Year of the Tiger, 1945-1951. The book tells the story of the French war for Indochina and the outcomes from the military campaigns in the northern and southern parts of Vietnam, giving a better understanding of the events prior to American’s involvement in the war.

V. Randall “Randy” Tinsley

V. Randall “Randy” Tinsley ’80 of Summerfield, North Carolina, has been named in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019 in the area of Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental. Tinsley is an attorney at Brooke Pierce.

Ronald Stansbury

Ronald Stansbury ’70, ’74 JD of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, has been ranked in Chambers USA 2018, a guide to the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in the country, in the area of employee benefits & executive compensation. Stansbury is the senior counsel at the Tucker Ellis, LLP.

Guy L. Reece II

Guy L. Reece II ’81 JD (LM) of Blackwick, Ohio, is the chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges.

Anne Marie Sabath

Ann Marie Sabath ’72 of New York, New York, published her ninth book What Self-Made Millionaires Do That Most People Don’t, a self-help book on the 52 secrets for creating personal success and becoming a self-made millionaire.

Amy Hannah

Amy Hannah ’91 of Findlay, Ohio, has been promoted to army brigadier general and will be assigned as director of the U.S. Army Marketing Research Task Force.

Steven St. L. Cox

Steven St. L. Cox ’89 of Akron, Ohio, has been named in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019 in the areas of Trust and Estates Law and Litigation — Trusts and Estates. He is a shareholder at Roetzel & Andress LPA.

Jacob Ausderan

Jacob Ausderan ’08 of Maumee, Ohio, is an assistant professor of political science at Barry University. Ausderan is an expert on North Korea and a published scholar in international relations, conflict, foreign policy and Asian politics.

Michael Mihalek

Michael Mihalek ’74 (LM) of Minot, North Dakota, has retired as a locomotive engineer at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.

Lisa Freeman

Lisa Freeman '89 PhD of DeKalb, Illinois, has been appointed as president of Northern Illinois University, one of the largest public universities in the state of Illinois.

Gillian Mehers

Gillian Martin Mehers ’86 of Geneva, Switzerland, is the author of The Climate Change Playbook: 22 Systems Thinking Games for More Effective Communication about Climate Change, a book of exercises to help people better understand, discuss and work towards combatting climate change.

Robert Kritzler

Robert Kritzler ’80 (LM) of Los Angeles, California, is a faculty member for the Accounting Department in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University.

James Leathley

James Leathley ’74 (LM) of New Carlisle, Ohio, has retired as vice president, business loans at Security National Bank, a division of Park National Bank.

Norman Cox

Norman Cox ’70, '72 MA of Indianapolis, Indiana, has been inducted into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame by the Indiana Broadcasters Association for his 37 years as the politics and state government reporter for WRTV-6 (ABC) in Indianapolis.

David Hiatt

David Hiatt '73 (LM) of Las Vegas, Nevada, is the author of From the Board Room to the Living Room: Communicate with Skill for Positive Outcomes (2018). The book is a how-to guide on using professional communication skills and strategies to improve and achieve better personal relationships and communication.

Margarita Moksin

Margarita Moksin ’10 of Cincinnati, Ohio, has launched MOX, a wireless container capable of heating up its contents from cold to 100 or 160 degrees Fahrenheit, on Kickstarter. Moksin is the CEO and founder of SoMi LLC.

MaryBeth Carpenter

MaryBeth Carpenter ’85 (LM) of Raleigh, North Carolina, received the Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle, North Carolina Chapter. MaryBeth has raised over $43 million for nonprofits and higher education clients during her 30-year career. She also began her consultancy, Greater Gifts Consulting, in 2010.

E.J. Thomas

E.J. Thomas '73 (LM) of New Albany, Ohio has been inducted into the 2018 Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. Thomas is the President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio.

Deborah Barrett Price

Deborah Barrett Price '88 MM, '88 MA (LM) of Worthington, Ohio, has been presented the Award for Service to Chamber Music, which is given to individuals that have changed the landscape of chamber music, from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Price is the founder of Chamber Music Connection, an educational program for student musicians of all ages to study and perform chamber music.

Anu Saxena

Anu Saxena '01 of McLean, Virginia, has been named Senior Vice President and Global Head of Procurement for Hilton Supply Management.

Stacy Paz

Stacy Paz ’97 of Palo Alto, California, is a co-managing partner of the Silicon Valley office of DLA Piper, a global law firm. Paz is also the co-chair of DLA Piper's Transactional Tax Practice.

Marc Greenberg

Marc Greenberg '82 of Long Beach, California, is the counsel at Tucker Ellis LLP in Los Angeles, California. Greenberg’s focus is on white collar criminal defense, cyber-crime, environmental and workplace safety emergency response, maritime and energy issues and business litigation.

Michael Penn

Michael Penn '88 of Baden, Pennsylvania, has been selected to be 1 of 5 teachers to travel to Antarctica to be a part of PolarTREC, an educational research experience that partners grades 6-12 educators in science with polar science researchers.

Howard Wingert

Howard Wingert '78 (LM) of Tipp City, Ohio, was presented with the 2018 Robert E. Yoakum Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the precast concrete industry, at the National Precast Concrete Association’s 53rd Annual Convention in Providence, Rhode Island. Wingert is the president of Concrete Sealents Inc.

David DelFiandra

David J. DelFiandra ’96 of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida. DelFiandra is a partner with Leech Tishman and Chair of the firm's Estates & Trusts Practice Group. He is based in the firm's Pittsburgh office and also serves clients near their Sarasota, Florida office.

Patrick Pascarella

Patrick Pascarella '80 of San Antonio, Texas, is a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton’s Washington D.C. office on the firm’s internationally recognized Antitrust & Trade Regulation Practice.

Susan Lehmann-Willman and Karl Willman

Susan Lehmann-Willman ’94 and Karl Willman of Euless, Texas: September 15, 2018.

David Maune

David Maune '70 MS, '73 PdD of Fairfax, Virginia, has been reappointed by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to its Hydrographic Services Review Panel and will serve another four-year term on the panel.

Sheldon Ocker

Sheldon Ocker ’64 of Akron, Ohio received the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for writers as part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s induction weekend in July. He spent 33 years covering the Cleveland Indians for the Akron Beacon Journal from 1981 to 2013 before retiring from the newspaper in January 2014.

Daniel Baxter

Dr. Daniel Jay Baxter ’71 of New York, New York is the author of One Life at a Time: An American Doctor’s Memoir of AIDS in Botswana. Baxter worked in Botswana for six years, and was a driving force of the country’s HIV/AIDS treatment program.

Joseph Guenther

Joseph Guenther ’12 of Lakewood, Ohio, has been elected to the board of directors of Cleveland Classical Guitar Society (CCGS). The CCGS provides life-changing experiences to over 200 young people in the city of Cleveland through classical guitar classes at no cost to the students.

Nicholas Newcomb

To Nicholas Newcomb ’13 MBA (LM) of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Ashley Marie Jones Newcomb, a girl, Natalie Brooke, July 4, 2018.

Jenna Rayburn

Jenna Rayburn ’10 MA of Pickerington, Ohio, has been recognized by Speech Pathology Masters Programs as a top Speech-Language Pathology blogger for her blog Speech Room News.

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper ’79 (LM) of Grover City, Ohio, is Vice President for Advancement and External Relations for Ohio Dominican University. Mark is a recipient of the William Oxley Thompson Award for career achievement by young alumni from The Ohio State University Alumni Association, and he has also received two Circle of Excellence Gold Awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Roy Sexton

Roy Sexton ’97 MA of Saline, Michigan, was named among 2018 “Unsung Heroes” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. This award is reserved for the state’s most talented and dedicated legal support professionals.

Esther Jones

Esther Jones ’01 MA, ’06 PHD of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts is first ever associate provost and dean of the faculty at Clark University.

Kiran Awate

Kiran Awate ’18 PHD of Blacksburg, Virginia, is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

Ruth Lander

Ruth Lander ’78 (LM) of Salida, Colorado, received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who.

Natalie and Jorrod Harding

To Natalie Harding ’06 of Avon Lake, Ohio and Jarrod Harding, twins, a girl, Isla, and a boy, Emmett, April 18, 2018.

Brian Waterman

Brian Waterman ’01 of Brookfield, Wisconsin is an attorney at Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC.

Peter MacKenzie

Peter MacKenzie ’94 (LM) of Worthington, Ohio is the executive director of Honor Flight Columbus, Inc.

Kate Horigan

Kate Horigan ’13 PhD of Nashville, Tennessee, is the author of Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative. The book examines survivors' narration and commemoration of large-scale disasters.

Sarah Mugel

Sarah Mugel ‘89 JD of Williamsville, New York was named secretary of National Fuel Gas Company. Mugel is also Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation, as well as Secretary of both Empire Pipeline, Inc., and National Fuel Gas Midstream Corporation.

Connie Cahilll

Connie Cahill ’70 (LM) of Dublin, Ohio, is a 2018 Ohio Agricultural Council Hall of Fame inductee.

Heather Williams

Heather E. Williams ’08 (LM) of London, United Kingdom, made the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 2018 40 Under Forty list. ASCP’s 40 Under Forty program shines the spotlight on 40 highly accomplished pathologists, pathology residents, and laboratory professionals under age 40 who have made significant contributions to the profession and stand out as the future of laboratory leadership.

Michael Blimes

Michael Blimes ’71 (LM) of Tucson, Arizona is the director of philanthropy at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson.