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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 ’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 ’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 ’81 of Galena, Ohio, has retired as an Executive Director at Ohio Library Council.
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 '06, '09 JD of Lorain, Ohio, is a partner at the law firm BakerHostetler.
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 ’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 ’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 ’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 ’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.
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 ’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.
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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 ’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 ’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.
To Benjamin Nixon ’14 PhD and Mellissa Hicks Nixon ’14 PhD of Nashville, Tennessee: a girl, Savannah Laine Nixon, October 26, 2018.