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TheWoods
Undergraduate
1954
Charlene (Rohrer) Kendrick
, Pryor, Okla.,
has been married 50 years, and resides in
Oklahoma. She keeps in touch with her former
suitemate,
Mary Jane (Risko) Lipp
, Perry, Ga.
1961
Patricia Gallagher
, Wichita, Kan., serves
as the government relations manager for the
Wichita Chamber of Commerce and is also
the chamber’s military liaison.
1965
Joyce (Houf) Schulte
, Columbia, Mo.,
has returned to Columbia to become the
executive director of the Boone County
Democratic Central Committee.
1967
Jane Dunlap (Malen) Yantis
, St. Joseph, Mo.,
and her husband, Barry, took over their family
company, Chase Candy Company, makers of
the Cherry Mash candy/confection.
1969
Connie (Carroll) Stanzak
, Cincinnati, Ohio,
and her husband Jim are retired and just
returned from their “road trip of a lifetime.”
They have four grandchildren and keep
busy volunteering.
1970
Carol Bartz
, Atherton, Calif., is the new CEO
of Yahoo!, and has been named one of the “50
Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune
magazine, as well as one of “50 Women to
Watch” by The Wall Street Journal.
1976
Ellen (Dunlevy) Dawson
, Dallas, Texas, is the
senior vice president of Texas Capital Bank
in Dallas.
1979
Laurie (Blackwell) Black
, Lake Village, Ark.,
has been appointed by the governor to the
Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission. Laurie
has also served on the Arkansas Governor’s
Mansion Association, as well as the Southeast
Arkansas Regional Library Board.
1980
Rhea (McAdams) Welch
, M.Ed. ‘08,
Jacksonville, Ill., teaches special education
at Garson Alternative School and traveled
to Wales this winter.
1981
Kathi Chestnut
, Eureka, Mo., was honored
April 24, 2009, with a “Trial Practitioner Award”
as part of the 11th Annual Women’ Justice
Awards of St. Louis.
Danita (Rowe) Watkins
, St. Charles, Mo.,
is a personal trainer in St. Charles.
Suzanne (Wilkerson) Callahan
, Jonesboro,
Ark., completed her 28th year in choral music
education. Her honor choir was chosen as
the convention choir at the Arkansas All-State
Music Conference.
1983
Linda (Bond) Quinley
, Fayette, Mo., the
director of business services for Columbia
Public Schools, received the Outstanding
Administrator of the Year award in April 2009.
1984
Pam (Kanagawa) RuBert
, Springfeld, Mo.,
had a February showing of her quilts in the
Mildred Cox Gallery on the WWU campus.
1985
Laura Hill-Archuleta
, Fulton, Mo., married
Tim Steinbeck on Feb. 28, 2009, at WWU’s
Thurmond Chapel. Laura’s daughter, Ilena,
will be a 2009 WWU freshman.
1986
Jill (Shepherd) Summers
, Quapaw, Okla.,
received a Cardinal Teacher Award during
the Webb City Area Chamber banquet.
1987
Lori (Fluegel) Morgan
, Kansas City, Mo.,
was featured in an article in the Kansas City
Star concerning her fght for children’s rights
in sexual abuse court cases.
Janeene (Johnston) Foley
, Columbia, Mo.,
was featured in the January issue of Inside
Columbia for her work as a social worker with
the Lutheran Family and Children’s Services.
Colette (Roof) Rees
, Portland, Ore., makes
personalized keepsakes inspired by children's
artwork, www.stkeepsake.com. She was
featured in The Tablet.
Stephanie (Westwood) Rothermich
,
Columbia, Mo., is a fnancial services
representative of the Legacy Financial Group
agency, and has qualifed for membership in
the Million Dollar Round Table.
1991
Jennifer Lynn (Burger) Weir
, Overland Park,
Kan., married John Peter Weir in Kansas City,
Mo., Nov. 29, 2008. She is employed with
CACTUS Software.
Joel P. (Fahnestock) May
, Kansas City, Mo.,
was selected by Gov. Matt Blunt to be a state
judge in Jackson County.
1992
Kristin (Sickman) Verde
, St. Louis, Mo.,
works for Southwest Bank in “The Hill”
neighborhood.
1993
Liz (Bowers) Bennett
, Steelville, Mo.,
was elected president of the Steelville Area
Chamber of Commerce for the second year
in a row. Her third son, Lane, graduated
from WWU in 2009.
Sally Cook
, St. Louis, Mo., a third-grade
teacher at Andrews Academy in Lake St. Louis
and lifelong resident of Glendale, ran for a seat
on the board of aldermen.
1994
Beth Holzknecht
, Columbia, Mo., was
named second place “Best Paralegal” in
the state by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly’s
2008 Missouri’s Best.
Class
Notes
1979
RJ (Roni)
Jones-
Rouse
,
Wallace,
N.C.,
married
Tim Peppe
in March
2008. Both
are retired Air Force offcers enjoying traveling,
visiting their children and grandchildren and
pursuing the game of golf.
1987
Elizabeth
Fuselier
,
Houston, Texas,
married
Jerry Ellis on
Oct. 27, 2007.
Attending were 1987 Chi Omega sorority
sisters
Julie Gahwiler
, Decatur, Ill.,
Marice
(Gardner) Greenberg
, New York City, N.Y.,
Jerry and
Elizabeth Ellis
,
Jane (Williams)
Louiso
, Zionsville, Ind.,
Katherine (Brooks)
Thomason
, Conway, Ark., and
Sally
(Arn) Owens
’88, Peoria, Ill.
1997
Mandy (Foster)
Baugher
,
St. Joseph, Mo.,
a certifed athletic
trainer and physical
therapist assistant,
and
Tammy
(Lucas) Haas
,
Linn Creek, Mo.,
attended the
Missouri Physical Therapy Association
Conference.