Class Notes - Late Fall 2001

Alumni who have both their undergraduate and graduate degrees from Baldwin Wallace are listed with their undergraduate year.  See Master’s Notes section.

Olmsted Falls, and her family are being honored by the Olmsted Falls School Board for the contributions that Amelia, her sister Clara, brother Charles and several generations of Hardings have given to the community.  Amelia was a long-time English teacher in Olmsted Falls.  The proposed Harding Intermediate School will be named for the family.

Elyria, has been appointed to a three-year term as trustee and board member for Ohio Friends of the Library.  She will also serve as a member of the Ohio Friends Committee for the Ohio Library Council. ** STANLEY TOLLIVER, Cleveland, was honored as this year’s Trailblazer at the Norman S. Minor Bar Association’s luncheon.

Sebring, is now living at Copeland Oaks, a retirement community.  He recently returned to coaching as head coach of the girls’ basketball team at Sebring McKinley High School.  In December 2000 Don was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Girard High School.  From 1960-1975, Don was BW men’s basketball coach, director of teacher education, dean of student affairs and vice president for development.

Chattanooga, Tenn., has retired after 30 years of teaching.  She has moved to Chattanooga to be with her two children and four grandchildren. 

Seven Hills, recently completed his tenth book about the Cleveland Indians Baseball Team.  The latest, “Tales From the Tribe Dugout,” is due to be released next spring.

Dover, will be inducted into Newark High School Hall of Fame for basketball and track in January.  Charlie serves on the BW Board of Trustees.

Wadsworth, has assumed the position of part time associate dean at BW.  Jim, emeritus professor of education, has served 44 distinguished years in the field of education. ** WILLIAM JEAN, Strongsville, had a 30-year retrospective of his artwork on exhibit at Ursuline College in October.  The showing, entitled “Memory & Metaphor: The Art of William Martin Jean” provides a view of the many paths Jean had taken in his art form and reveals an orderly, consistent view.

Cleveland, was honored by Gourmet magazine’s November restaurant guide.  His Parker’s Restaurant and Bistro Bar was ranked number 30 of the top 50 restaurants in the nation.  The editors stated that he “uses classic French technique to coax luminous flavors from the fine (often organic) Ohio ingredients that he garners from a carefully cultivated network of farm suppliers.”

Nashville, Tenn., was named second president-elect of the Executive Committee of the American Orthopaedic Association.  Dan is professor and chair of the department of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University.  He also serves as chief of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

Las Vegas, Nev., has been retained by the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada to implement Human Factors Training for physicians and other medical personnel.  Christine will develop a program for the Trauma Department.

Sioux Falls, S.D., was elected director of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, which owns and operates the colossal mountain carving in the Black Hills of S.D.  Jack is an executive of the Washington-based Freedom Forum and runs the organization’s Neuharth Center for Excellence in Journalism at the University of South Dakota.

Medina, has joined Fifth Third Bank of Northeastern Ohio as vice president of human resources.  Most recently he was executive director in the office of the president at Cuyahoga Community College.

Westlake, and his wife Michele are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Katie on November 7.

ROGER MAYCOCK, Downey, Calf., has been promoted to the position of marketing services manager for QSC Audio Products, Inc.  He will oversee all marketing, advertising, and public relations functions for the company.

Cleveland, portrayed Sojourner Truth, a former slave and ardent abolitionist, at The League of Women Voters of Clermont County fifth annual Suffragist Brunch on August 5.  The performance was to commemorate the history of the Woman Suffrage movement.

Fairport, N.Y., is currently teaching the third grade in the Bloomfield Central School District.  Her husband, JIM CONNELL ‘79, is manager of manufacturing systems at Schiegel Systems.

(see ‘78).

Kennesaw, Ga., was promoted to northeast regional vice president, operations, at Coca-Cola Enterprises.  He was relocated from Toronto, Canada to Kenesaw in September. ** JEFFREY  L. STANDEN (MBA ‘85), Fort Wayne, Ind., has been appointed Community Banking area executive for Northern Indiana with National City Corporation.
Cleveland Heights, has been reappointed to a three-year term on the Supreme Court Technology Advisory Committee by the Ohio Supreme Court.  Tim has also been appointed to the Subcommittee on Standards, the Ohio Supreme Court statewide authority on electronic filing standards for all courts in the state. ** JOHN CUNNINGHAM, Bensenville, Ill., and his wife Rosina are the proud parents of Alana Marissa Hope, who was born May 28.  John and Rosina recently relocated to Chicago after living in England for several years. ** MATTHEW DEGYANSKY, San Francisco, Calif., has been named senior global account manager for the future Chevron Texaco account, a new position established by Oronite Chemical Division of Chevron Corporation to manage global activities with the new company.
Elmsford, N.Y., recently had an article, on incorporating composition in the middle school string class, published in the August edition of the American String Teacher.  Connie is teaching in the Greenwich, Conn. public schools while working as the cellist in world musician Nana Simopoulos’ group.  Upcoming performances are listed at
Liberty Township, has recently been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve.  He is the vice president, military programs, for O’Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Company. ** JOANETTE CHAKY NELSON, Strongsville, and her husband Floyd are the proud parents of Carly born in April.  Joanette is a teacher in the Westlake City Schools. ** PATRICIA PERCIAVALLE, North Olmsted, was recently named director of human resources for the United Cerebral Palsy foundation.

Berea, and her husband JAMES POOLE MBA ‘89 are proud to announce two new additions to their family.  Twin sons, Eric and Douglas, were born on June 18.

Redondo Beach, Calf., has accepted an offer as an information technology manager, heading up the Mattel European Information Technology office in Amsterdam.  She will relocate to Amsterdam for the next two years.  Miriam can be reached at ** KAREN MOLNAR DANNI, New York, N.Y., and husband MARK DANNI ‘88, are proud to announce the birth of their son Luke Molnar Danni on September 25. ** W. JAY HENDERSON, Mars, Pa., has been appointed to vice president of sales at Robinson Industries.  He has been with the company for 11 years.  Jay holds a master’s in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, Ariz. ** PATTI JIRBERG KOLK, Parma, is now working from her own studio, Wood and Ivory Music Studio, where she teaches piano, woodwinds, and voice.  Patti also is an educational keyboard consultant to Hal Leonard and Roland Corporations. ** BETHANN INEMAN RENAUD, Bowdoin, Maine, was a guest soloist for the Portland Symphony’s Independence Pops Concert Series.  Bethann will also be performing as a member of the Quintet in "A Little Night Music" at Merrill Auditorium in April. ** ARTHUR SLADE, Rockville, Md., announces his engagement to Elizabeth Heath.  They will be married in Connecticut in June of 2002. ** JEFFREY WEBB, Huntington, Ind., has received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago.  He is an assistant professor of history at Huntington College.

(see ‘87.)

Aspers, Pa., has published his first book, Gods, Heroes, and Kings, a book on British mythology.  Chris is an assistant professor of English at Gettysburg College.  His second book Torture and Text in Anglo-Saxon England, will be released in the summer of 2002.  Because of his research interests, Chris also has become a resource for those seeking background information about this year’s popular movie fantasies, Harry Potter and The Fellowship of the Ring. ** BARBARA PUWAL GRUSE, Parma Heights, and her husband Andy welcome the birth of their daughter Melody Alissa Gruse on August 1. ** STEVEN SNODDY, Phoenix, Ariz., accepted a position with Amarin Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, as the regional sales manager of the Pacific region. ** SCOTT UHAS, Strongsville, and his wife Michelle announce the birth of their second son, Nathan James, born October 15.

ALLEN HOLTZ, Parma Heights, and BARBARA HAYNICK HOLTZ ‘91 announce the birth of their first child, Victoria Jeanne, on October 21. ** TAMI MAZZELLA, Warren, was a recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award for School Conflict Management.  The award is sponsored by the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management in cooperation with the Ohio Dept. of Education.  Tami currently is a guidance counselor at Rootstown Elementary School.

CATAFYGIOTU, St. Louis, Mo., and her husband welcomed their first child, Nicholas John, on August 26.  Terri is a program manger for Meridian Enterprises. ** BARBARA HAYNICK HOLTZ, (see ‘90). ** CHERILEE WADSWORTH WALKER, Peoria, Ill., reported the findings of her study, “Who Wants to Practice? Relationships between Gender, Self-Determination, and Motivation” at the Pacific Northwest Graduate Music Student’s Conference at the University of Victoria in British Columbia in October.  Additionally Cherilee has been accepted to present the results of another study, “Cognition and Audiation of the Blues Among Novice Vocalists: A Descriptive Inquiry,” at the International Association of Jazz Educators annual conference in Long Beach Calf., in January. ** SUSAN ZANETTI, Willoughby, was promoted to professional sales associate at Aventis Pharmaceuticals.

Westlake, and his wife Liz welcomed the birth of their first child, Grace Ellen, on November 3. ** SUSAN SPURNEY SMITH, Parma, and her husband Justin are proud to announce the birth of their daughter.  Sarah Irene was born on May 21. ** PATRICIA ‘TRICIA’ UJVAGI, Parma, is the assistant principal at North Royalton Middle School.  Tricia completed her Masters in Education at Cleveland State University in May.

Atlanta, Ga., is engaged to Dr. Daren Becker of Mimi Florida.  The ceremony will be on October 12, 2002 in Atlanta. ** SANDY TOM CIBULSKAS, Avon, and her husband Pete are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Ellie Rachel, born on August 10.  Sandy is currently an eighth grade U.S. History teacher at Olmsted Falls Middle School. ** JAMES HAFFNER, Stockton, Calf., is the director of opera at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.  His recent production of La Cenerentola was both a regional and national finalist in the American college Theatre Festival.  It is the first opera to be allowed to compete and perform in the ACTF.   Last season, James also directed La Traviata and the west coast premiere of Strawberry Fields. ** DAWN WIDGREN HAREN, Berea, and her husband JOSEPH HAREN ‘95, are proud to welcome their first child.  Daughter Jordan Elizabeth was born on October 2. ** CONSTANTINE "GUS" PATOUHAS, Fairview Park, received his master’s degree in education at Cleveland State University last spring and currently teaches physical education at Riverside Elementary School in Berea.  He was elevated to defensive line coach this fall when Larry Van Dusen was promoted to defensive coordinator. ** PAT RUPP, Medina, and his wife HEATHER HERMAN RUPP ‘94, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Zoe Rae, born July 22. ** KEVIN STEDMAN, Newark, and his wife Julie are proud to welcome their first child into their home.  Peter Forrest was born on September 26.

Cortland, was wed to Keri Yokubeak on August 11.  Jeff is an elementary physical education teacher and head volleyball, head girl basketball and varsity assistant baseball coach at Pymatuning Valley High School. ** BETH GARROD LOGSDON, DuBois, Pa., was married on March 10 to Joshua Logsdon in Louisville, Ky.  ALISON RATHBURN WHITNEY ‘94 was a bridesmaid in the wedding. Beth graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity.  She is currently serving as Associate Pastor of Christian Education at The First United Presbyterian Church. ** HEATHER HERMAN RUPP, (see ‘93).

Garfield Heights, has been hired as the new athletic trainer at Cleveland State University. ** KEN DEANGELIS, Macedonia, and ASHLEY SHARAPAN DEANGELIS ‘96 welcomed the birth of their first child, Nicholas Arthur, on September 17.  Ken is now teaching at Independence Middle School and coaching wrestling at St. Ignatius High School. ** RUTH ROBERTS FORD, Strongsville, recently completed working in production on the feature film We Were Soldiers.   Ruth and her husband JOSEPH FORD will be relocating to the Los Angeles area.  Joseph will complete his military term in May 2002. ** JOSEPH HAREN, (see ‘93.) ** ROB KUEHN, Westlake, married MIMI HOANG ‘97 June 5, 1999.  Rob is a MAC engineer for Warwick Communications.  Mimi was awarded her master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University in August.  Mimi is employed at Ernst and Young. ** BETH SKELTON, Mansfield, married Chad Peebles on April 28.  Beth earned a MBA from Ashland University in 2000. ** JACQUELYN WRIGHT-REVLOCK, Garfield Heights, and her husband Josh welcomed the birth of their first child, Joslyn Mary, on April 23.  Jacquelyn came back to BW and received her BS in education in 2001.  She works as an intervention specialist at Medina City Schools.

Uniontown, is a full-time first year law student at the University of Akron School of Law.  Jodi is expected to get her J.D. in May of 9004.  She was employed for more than three years as a senior corporate investigator with Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations in Independence. ** ASHLEY SHARAPAN DEANGELIS, (class ‘95). ** CHRISTOPHER KUHRT, Parma, and his wife SHANNON BOOST KUHRT ‘97 announce the birth of their first child.  Ashley Summer was born on September 19. ** MANDY ODAK, Bridgeville, Pa., and her husband Joseph are proud to announce a new addition to their family.  Daughter Cailee Maria was born July 19.  She joins Brother Tyler Joseph age 2.

Arlington, Va,. received the Phi Kappa Tau National Fraternity’s 2001 Edgar Ewing Brandon Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award for his work with the Beta Omicron chapter at the University of Maryland. ** MIMI HOANG KUEHN, (see ‘95). ** SHANNON BOOST KUHRT, (see ‘96). ** MARY VOLNY, Cleveland, has been promoted to residence director of Wynwood of Westlake, an assisted living and independent senior living community.  Mary oversees the operations of this 98 suite senior residential community.

Columbus, is a new associate at the law firm of Farlow & Associates in Dublin, Oh.  After passing the bar exam, Heather will be practicing primarily in family law. ** TIMOTHY DRESS and MARIA TOMARO, Middleburg Heights, were wed on May 12.  Members of the bridal party included fellow alumni JAKE PEASE ‘98, MANY LULI ‘98, JOSH CANTWELL ‘98, ELLEN MORRIS ‘98, MATT AMMILLER ‘98, TRACEY SHANAHAN ‘98, JOSH BARTHOLOMEW ‘98, KIM SAUCHAK ‘98, TRICIA STRADTMAN SOCCACCIA ‘99, and KEVIN KEEFE ‘95. ** JASON FORMANI, Avon, is vice president of sales for a large insurance agency and third party administrator located in the Avon Lake area.  Since graduation, Jason has married and became father to a baby girl born on January 1, 2001. ** JASON OCHS, North Ridgeville, was married to LINDA RIST ‘00 on July 28.  Jason is a director of reverse logistics at HRC, Inc. while Linda is an accountant of financial reporting at Penton Media, Inc. ** AMEER RICHARDSON, Sheffield Lake, married SUSAN AHTEN ‘99 on July 21.  Members of the wedding party included AMY PULLEN ‘99, DAVE PAINTER ‘98, LUTUL FARROW ‘98, SCOTT WODTLY ‘00, and WAYNE POWNALL ‘99.  Ameer works as a financial advisor for Questar Capital in Lakewood.  Susan is a high school social studies teacher and assistant varsity track coach at Rocky River High School. ** TERRI LANE SNELL, Sandusky, and her husband Jay Snell welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Katherine Virginia on September 28.  Terri is the personnel manager at USCO Logistics in Port Clinton. 

Middleburg Heights, was married to Dennis Grealis on July 21.  Kelley is an auditor at National City Bank. ** STEPHEN NASH, Osaka, Japan, will be teaching English in Japan for the next year. ** SUSAN AHTEN RICHARDSON, (see ‘98). ** GLENN SCHEUTZOW, Parma, is beginning his third season on the BW coaching staff and will work with the defensive line.  He also serves as the junior varsity defensive coordinator, strength and conditioning coach and assistant recruiting coordinator. ** SUSAN WINTERHALTER, Richmond, Ind., recently received her master’s degree in education from Eastern Illinois University.  She is currently on the faculty of Earlham College and the associate director of wellness.

Sugarcreek, completed his first season as a professional football player for the Buffalo Destroyers of the Arena League and serves as an assistant coach at BW. ** DAN BORBO, Pittsburg, Pa., is teaching physical education at Jamison Elementary School in Cleveland and serving as an assistant coach for the BW football team. ** BRIAN HEGNAUER, Massillon, is coaching BW’s kickers this fall after playing for the Arizona Fire in the Arena 2 Football League. ** CHRIS KUEHN, North Olmsted, is a project coordinator for Warwick Communications. **  MICHELLE O’REGAN, Cleveland, was married to BRIAN RICHESON ‘01 on May 27. ** LINDA RIST OCHS, (see ‘98). ** NICCOLE POWELL, Brunswick, was married on August 11 to Tom Avalon.  Nicci runs a part-time Mary Kay cosmetics business. ** BEN RABABY, Strongsville, was profiled in a feature article in The Plain Dealer about Arab-Americans and his family owned business in Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. ** CYNTHIA STEINER, Lakewood, and SERGEI TOPCHIAN are proud to announce their engagement.  The wedding is planned for June 29, 2002.  Cyndy is a music teacher in the Shaker City Schools while Sergei is an operations analyst at Manco.

Madison, is studying for his CPA exam and will begin a career with the accounting firm of Taylor and Hauser in January. ** TIFFANY HORNER, Doylestown, started her career in sales and marketing as a charter member of the Newell Rubbermaid’s Phoenix Program.  Tiffany travels the country promoting writing products such as Sharpie and Papermate for Sanford Corporation, a division of Newell Rubbermaid.  ** REBECCA KINNETT, Hopewell, Va., is currently elementary music in Virginia. ** BRIAN RICHESON, (see ‘00).

Master's Notes - Late Fall 2001

Vermilion, has retired from the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel.  Ray has also retired from NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.  He plans to travel to Florida, Tennessee and Colorado.

has been named deputy director/COO of the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio.  SERS is a statewide pension fund that provides pensions and benefits to non-teaching public school employees and retirees.  John joined after serving 25 years with the U.S. Marine Corps, where he achieved the rank of Colonel.

Fort Wayne, Ind., (see ’80).

Cranberry Township, PA, was recently appointed vice president of finance and chief financial officer by Universal Lighting Technologies.

North Royalton, was nominated for the Orpha Gatch Citizenship award.  This award is given by The League of Women Voters of Clermont County. ** JOANETTE CHAKY NELSON (MAED), Strongsville, (see’85). ** JAMES POOLE (MBA), Berea, (see '86).


JAMES FELL (MBA), Bay Village, was recently promoted to the rank of captain in the Naval Reserve.

Willoughby, (see '91).

Avon, (see’93).

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