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Winter 2009
Emily Hall
, Oklahoma City, Okla., married
Patrick Hutton June 14, 2008. Emily is the
director of communications and marketing for
the Oklahoma State School Board Association.
Jennifer Huggins
, Columbia, Mo., is in her
second year of teaching at Moberly Middle
School and coaching the seventh grade girl’s
basketball team.
Angela Wallace
, Memphis, Tenn., is the senior
program director and director of community
relations and marketing for the YMCA of
Millington, Tenn.
Amy Geeding
, Centralia, Mo., is the owner of a
full-care, 40-acre equine facility, Geeding Stables.
Fibbens Koranteng
, St. Louis, Mo., is an attorney
with Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C. He
received his law degree from the University of
Missouri-Columbia School of Law.
Tamara (Woodring) Brinley
, M.Ed. ’07, Wellsville,
Mo., is the new 9-12 principal at Wellsville-
Middletown R-1 and also serves as the
special education director.
Misty Phillips
, Columbia, Mo., is the new special
project coordinator for the division of adult
higher education at Columbia College.
Michelle Schaper
, M.Ed. ’08, Columbia, Ill., is
Briar Cliff University’s new softball coach.
Carissa Biele
, Millington, Tenn., is the business
development coordinator at Memphis
Motorsports Park owned by Dover Motorsports,
Inc. She sang the national anthem at the
NASCAR Dodge Dealers 250, held at Gateway
International Raceway.
Brittany Darnell
, Wentzville, Mo., married
Brandon Pursifull Jan. 14, 2008. Brittany is an
investigator for the Missouri Children’s Division.
Trent Decker
, Tulsa, Okla., married
’07 on June 14, 2008. Attending the
bride were
Jessica Swearingen
’07, Mexico,
Mo. and
Ashley Windmiller
’08, Salisbury, Mo.
Trent is a repair mechanic for NORDAM, and
Samantha is a special education teacher for
Tulsa Public Schools.
Kathryn Devenport
, Moberly, Mo., is a frst grade
teacher at North Park Elementary School.
Abby Funderburk
, M.Ed.’08, Columbia, Mo., is
the new volleyball coach for Stephens College
in Columbia.
Stephanie A. Strother
, Fulton, Mo., is an art
teacher at South Callaway R-II High School.
Danielle Anderson
, Kansas City, Mo., teaches
third grade at Center School of Kansas City.
Andrew Arizpe
, St. Louis, Mo., is the manager
for SchoolTube, a company conceived by
his father, Carl, and developed by Andrew.
Students can upload and show off videos
they’ve created for school after a teacher has
registered on the site. SchoolTube has partnered
with educational groups, Channel One and
the National Association of Elementary School
Principals. It is also used for student audition
videos for the U.S. Army's All-American
Marching Band.
Genevieve Jimenez
, St. Charles, Mo., married
Michael Lindner.
Lauren Ortego
, Columbia, Mo., is an interior
designer for IO Metro.
Phillip Stubley
, Leeds, England, married
Courtney Miller
’07 May 12, 2007, in Seaside, Fla.
Jessica Swearingen
, Mexico, Mo., teaches frst
grade at Hawthorne Elementary in Mexico.
Ashley Adams
, Starkville, Miss., is in the master of
science degree program at Mississippi State. As
a teaching assistant, she teaches biology 1 lab
along with three comparative anatomy labs.
Ashley will be conducting genetic lab research
Marijo Kent-First
’79, Starkville, Miss.
Sarah Anderson
, St. Louis, Mo., is a paralegal
with Zevan, Davidson, Farris, Stewart.
Megan Bornhouser
, St. Louis, Mo., is the retail
sales rep. of First National Bank of St. Louis.
Victoria Leibman
, West Harford, Conn., is on
assignment with the Peace Corps in Costa Rica.
Matt Mueller
, Hazelwood, Mo., is a data analyst
at Vi-Jon Laboratories in St. Louis.
Matt Nachreiner
, Mexico, Mo., teaches social
studies at Mexico Middle School.
Norm Gerhart
, Fulton, Mo., and his wife, Nancy
celebrated their 50
wedding anniversary.
Norm was the V.P. of fnance for WWU for
20 years.
Harold “Hal” Laydon
, Mansfeld, Pa., was
named interim provost at Mansfeld University.
For 15 years he served as V.P. for academic
affairs at WWU. He was president of Lake Erie
College until his retirement in June 2005.
Paige Scott
, MBA, Lee’s Summit, Mo., is senior
V.P. of retail banking at Metcalf Bank.
Stacy Pitts
, M.Ed., Odessa, Mo., teaches second
grade at McQuerry Elementary School.
Kristi (Shepard) Shinn
, M.Ed., Ed.S., Bowling
Green, Mo., is principal of Main Street
Elementary School. She is also an adjunct
professor at WWU.
Jana Becker
, M.Ed., Meadville, Mo, is K-12
principal at Tina-Avalon R-II schools in Hale, Mo.
Jana is working toward her Ed.S. at WWU.
Rebecca Eifert
, M.Ed., Cole Camp, Mo, teaches
frst, ffth and sixth grades at Lincoln R-2 schools
in Windsor, Mo.
Don Wilburn
, M.Ed., La Plata, Mo., is
superintendent of Brashear Schools in
Knox County, Mo.
Lee “Par” Pitts
, M.Ed., Odessa, Mo., teaches
physical education and weight lifting and is the
head football coach at Odessa High School.
William “Billy” Cannon
, M.Ed., Fulton, Mo.,
married Shelli Ann Lehmen May 31, 2008. Billy
is employed with Fulton Public Schools.
Shu-Ping “Hope” Liu
, MBA, Columbia, Mo.,
opened the second location of Lollicup Tea
Zone in Columbia.
Cherrie Allen
, M.Ed., Hannibal, Mo., is the
principal for Mark Twain Junior High School.
Brad Crocker
, M.Ed., Ed. S., Middlebrook, Mo, is
principal and assistant superintendent of Valley
High School.
Jim Cummins
, M.Ed., Neosho, Mo., is the
assistant superintendent of operations and
human resources at the Carl Junction R-I School
District in Carl Junction, Mo.
Geoff Dalton
, M.Ed., Quincy, Ill., is a teacher
and assistant football coach at the Harrisonville
School District in Harrisonville, Mo.
Kevin Kultgen
, Ed.S., Warrensburg, Mo., is
assistant principal for Holden High School.
Dan McCann
, M.Ed., Gallatin, Mo., gave the
May commencement speech for the Gallatin
R-5 High School.
Paul Mensching
, M.Ed., Ed.S., ’05, Center, Mo.,
is the superintendent for the East Buchanan
C-1 School District.
Katherine Ann Runge
, M.Ed., Moberly,
Mo., teaches fourth grade at Eugene Field
Elementary in Mexico, Mo.
Karen (Anderson) Moffs
, M.Ed., West Plains, Mo.,
is principal of Glenwood Elementary School.
Jennifer Stokes
, M.Ed., Jefferson City, Mo.,
married Brian Busby Feb. 2, 2008. She is
employed by St. Joseph Cathedral School.
Jeffrey Thornsberry
, M.Ed., Strafford, Mo., is
principal at McGregor Elementary School.
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