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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.
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.
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.
Gay Su Pinnell
Gay Su Pinnell ’68 MA, ’75 PHD (LM) of Dublin, Ohio, an Ohio State Professor Emerita, received an honorary doctorate from Lesley University, located in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday May 19. Upon receipt of her degree, she addressed over one thousand master’s and PHD candidates from Lesley’s Graduate School of Education and Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences with a message about the importance of educational access and literacy education.
Alex Szablewski ’15 of Monument, Colorado, is the events/competitions manager at USA Shooting.
Thomas L. McKenzie ’76 PHD of San Diego, California, received the Luther H. Gulick Medal, the highest honor from SHAPE America. McKenzie is the emeritus professor of exercise and nutritional sciences at San Diego State University.
Donna M. Messer ’65 of Lima, Ohio, is chair of the City of Naples Airport Authority. She is also principal of Carl Ryan Associates LLC, a coaching, mentoring and team building consulting firm.
Craig Phillips ’72 (LM) of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, is a Low Vision Therapist at the Drews Low Vision Clinic.
Richard Brown ’67 (LM) of Pataskala, Ohio, is a STEM Supervisor of Mathematics Student Teachers at the Ohio State University.
Mark Weiker ’02 of Columbus, Ohio, is the author of “Online Schools in Ohio Deliver Education in a Different Way” (February 2018), a column for the Ohio State Bar Association.
Susan A. Cavanaugh ’69, ’74 MA (LM) of Columbus, Ohio, is the author of A Corporation is a Person Like the Emperor’s New Clothes Were Real (October 2017).
Aimee L. Fowler ’91 of Perrysville, Ohio, is the author of Permanent Marker: A Memoir (March 2018) and is a 2018 finalist for the National Teachers Hall of Fame. She is also the keynote speaker for the American Society of Journalists and Authors Annual Conference this May in New York City.
Michael V. Saad ’05, ’07 MA (LM) of Lewis Center, Ohio, is the senior account executive at FiveHundred Degrees Studio in Columbus.
Michael Brewer ’96, ’98 MEd (LM) of Euclid, Ohio, is assistant principal in the Orange City Schools.
Tamara Bundy ’83 of Cincinnati has published “Walking with Miss Millie,” a novel about a friendship between a young Caucasian girl and her elderly African-American neighbor in 1960s Georgia.
Judith Henberger Leddy
Judith Henberger Leddy ’78 (LM) of Colleyville, Texas, received a distinguished service award from the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas. Leddy is retired from Carroll as teacher in the gifted program.
Carol Gillespie and Ron Thompson
Carol Gillespie ’67 (LM) and Ron Thompson ’67, ’69 MS (LM) of Utica, Ohio, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 19, 2017.
Rebecca Rhinehart ’03 of Canal Winchester, Ohio, received the 2017 Bexley Educator of the Year Award from the Bexley Education Foundation. She is Theatre Arts director for the Bexley school district.