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Summer 2008
Nick Ptaschinski, Europe, is the new director of
women’s placements for Bring It Promotions,
a volleyball management and tour company.
Along with being an agent, Nick will be playing
pro volleyball in Europe.
Mia Willoughby, London,
England, has been working for
BBC World Service in sports.
anniversary in June. They enjoy travel, theatre,
concerts and University of Arkansas football.
Judy (Hollerorth) Shepard
, St. Louis, Mo., retired
in 1995 from Monsanto Company after 15 years.
She enjoys playing tennis, walking, reading and
vacationing in Longboat Key, Fla.
Susie (Saputo) Engstrom
, Lomita, Calif., is a real
estate agent with RE/MAX. Her e-mail address
is and phone is
Patty (Shields) Berryhill
, Pearl, Miss., and her
husband, Joe, keep busy with their family of two
sons, one daughter and six grandchildren.
Lynn (Zenk) Dieckmann
, Los Gatos, Calif., is a
retired teacher who enjoys volunteering at a
senior ftness room, belonging to a book club,
gardening and traveling.
Jerry (Koontz) Ballard
, Leawood, Kan.,
celebrated her Golden Wedding Anniversary
Aug. 30, 2008. The celebration included
her daughters,
Kim (Ballard) Mawhiney
Overland Park, Kan., who with her husband,
Mark, will be celebrating their 25th wedding
anniversary Dec. 3, and
Kelly Ballard
Charlotte, N.C.
Joyce Lake
, Boonville, Mo., has many volunteer
jobs, including her church’s offce, choir
librarian, an elementary school in Boonville and
the MU Alumni Center information desk. She
is also a staunch MU football and basketball
Anne (Jarvis) Mobley
, Tulsa, Okla., and her
husband stay busy with their three daughters
and eight grandchildren. They also travel, most
recently on a cruise to Spain and England.
Anne’s daughter,
Susan (Mobley) Shreider
’84, is
also a Woods’ graduate.
Karen (Giltz) Moore
, Charleston, Mo., taught
for 35 years in Sikeston, Mo., and is involved
with her church, the county historical society
and the P.E.O. Karen is also an avid reader and
enjoys bridge and traveling.
Katie (Nowinski) Reed
, San Antonio, Texas,
remains the school board president of the
fourth largest district in Texas. She and her
husband, Jim, travel—most recently to Prague
and Budapest.
Elizabeth (Robinson) Robinson-Harold
Rogers, Ark., is a professional watercolor artist
specializing in people, places and pets, while
her husband’s professional hobby is aerial
photography. Elizabeth has two children, Lt.
Col. John McCurdy and
Elaine (McCurdy)
Kay (Shannon) Fifeld
, Camdenton, Mo., spends
summers in Camdenton and winters in Fort
Meyers, Fla., with her two dogs. Kay volunteers
at the local hospital in Fort Meyers and is looking
forward to her 50th reunion and plans to bring
her daughter.
Patricia “Trish” (Magann) Broersma
, Ashland,
Org., is the president of the Equine Facilitated
Mental Health Assn. and is the author of
the book, “Riding into Your Mythic Life:
Transformational Adventures with the Horse.”
Jennie (Cline) Lamb
, Maryville, Mo., is retiring
after 37 years of teaching, 20 of which were at
the Maryville R-II School District.
Wendy Roberts
, Vila Ridge, Mo., has a
new phone number for her alumni friends:
Debra Lynn (Acree) Harris
, Fulton, Mo., was
recognized as Fulton Public School’s Teacher
of the Year for 2008. Debra is a guidance
counselor at Fulton Middle School.
Pamela (Ichord) Ehlers
, Stillwater, Okla.,
accepted a new position with Oklahoma State
University as director of OSU Career Services.
Nancy (Hayes) Gardner
, Iowa City, Iowa, has
been a principal with the West Liberty, Iowa
school district for 10 years and has recently
been named the 2008 Iowa Elementary
Principal of the Year.
Luann Ridgeway
, Smithville, Mo., was re-
elected to the State Senate in the 17th District.
Luann was a member of the Missouri House of
Representatives from 1993 to 2002 and elected
to the State Senate in 2004. She is also a
member of the WWU Board of Trustees.
Deborah (Hoover) Barker
, Flower Mound, Texas,
is a major gift offcer with Baylor Health
Care System Foundation.
Shana (Parkey) Harrison
, Edgemont, Mass., had
a photography exhibition, Counterpoint, at the
Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City.
Susan L. (Davis) Harrison
, Wildwood, Mo., was
promoted to director of fnancial planning and
analysis at HD Supply Waterworks.
Dena (Moore) Rodes
, Jackson, Tenn., spent July
in Africa on a medical mission in Zambia and is
currently working toward a ministry degree.
Marika (Rosenthal) Delan
, San Francisco, Calif.,
married Peter Delan in May 2005. Their son,
Julian, was born Aug. 15, 2006. She works as a
Neonatal ICU RN at Lucile Packard Children’s
Hospital at Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif.
Courtney (Green) Hill
, Hannibal, Mo., married
Michael Hill May 31, 2008. Courtney is an
attorney at Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP.
Amber (Terry) McGuire
, University City, Mo.,
ran in the Vienna-City Marathon in Austria.
The marathon is 26.2 miles, and Amber ran it in
5:22:10. PHOTO
Nikki Harrison
, Hurdland, Mo., was elected
chairman (president) of chapter fve of the
United Professional Horseman’s Assoc. (UPHA).
The local chapter hosts an annual horse show
each May, raising funds to support the industry
and equine professionals.
Marjorie “Mimi” Arnold
, St. Louis, Mo., is
the territory manager for Praxair. She is also
volunteering with golf tournaments at Annbriar
Golf Course in Waterloo, Ill.
Brook (Harmon) Thompson
, Kansas City, Mo.,
married Matt Thompson on March 15, 2008.
Brook is a third-grade teacher at Park Hill School
District, while Matt is a manager for Enterprise
Suzanne (Rissman) Rosenthal
, St. Louis, Mo.,
married Chris Rosenthal in July 2008. She
is a reading specialist for the Maplewood-
Richmond Heights School District, and Chris
is a residential property manger with Austin
Investments. Suzanne is the daughter of
(Knight) Rissman
’75 of Ballwin, Mo.
Sarah Williams
, Denton, Texas, is completing her
master’s degree and is a teaching assistant, teaching
drawing 1 in the University of North Texas College of
Visual Arts and Design Core Program. In July, Sarah’s
work was exhibited at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery in
Columbia, Mo.