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Winter 2009-2010
which sells supplements for horses
and pets.
Katie Hill,
Kansas City, Mo.,
is a new high
school special education teacher at Smith-
ville R-II School District. She previously
taught special education in Harrisonville.
Heather Roberts
, Lakewood, Colo., is
the assistant volleyball coach and teaches
at the Colorado School of Mines.
Ann Ridgway
, Mexico Mo., a kindergar-
ten teacher at Hatton-McCredie School,
was honored by the Missouri Department
of Elementary and Secondary Education
as one of Missouri’s Outstanding
Beginning Teachers.
Erik Allison
, Las Vegas, Nev., is the
owner of Invest Advisory Firm, which
opened in 2008 and grew more than
200 percent in 2009.
Becky Burkemper
, Old Monroe, Mo.,
graduated from the University of Missouri-
Kansas City School of Law in May 2009
and passed the Missouri Bar in Sep-
tember. She is an assistant prosecuting
attorney for Lincoln County, Mo.
Sarah Williams
, Denton, Texas,
exhibited her Nightscapes oil paintings
in the Marty Walker Gallery in September
2009. She recently earned her master’s
of fne arts degree in painting and drawing
from University of North Texas.
Danielle E. Anderson
, formerly of
Fulton, Mo., married
Taylor W. Davidson
’07 on June 20, 2009. They reside in
Kansas City, Mo.
Juliette LeBeau
, LaGrange, Ill., enrolled
in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program at
Logan University, Chesterfeld, Mo.
Becky Loesch
, MBA ’09, is the new
dean of students at La Cense Montana
Professional School of Horsemanship
in Dillon, Mont.
Samantha Naftz
, Elsmere, Ky.,
married Greg Oerther in January, 2008.
The bridal party included
Melissa Cole
Biz Thomason
’06. The wedding was attended
Breena Eddy
’05, M.Ed. ’08;
Crystal Gorman
’04, MBA ’06;
’05, and
Shanna Lonsberry
M.Ed. ’08. Samantha is employed by the
state of Kentucky, working with children
and families who are involved with child
protective services.
Kristin Smith
, San Rafael, Calif.,
graduated from Syracuse University in
August with a degree in photojournalism.
While at Syracuse, she served as an
advisor for her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega.
Kristin Garnett
, Branson, Mo., is a sales
and marketing consultant for the
Vacation Channel.
Graduate &
Adult Studies
Chris Force
, MBA, Columbia, Mo,
became director of fnance and
accounting for Socket in July.
Cristy (Althiser) Carroll
, Davidson, N.C.,
is the director of human resources for
Medic, the Mecklenburg County
Emergency Medical Services.
Ron Holcer
, M.Ed., Meadville, Mo., is
superintendent of Meadville School
District. This is his 10th year at Meadville.
Mel Corlija
, MBA, Columbia, Mo., adjunct
professor of business at Columbia
College, came up with the “Mental Math
Puzzle” that is now published in the
Columbia Tribune. His equations began
running in the paper in June 2009.
Leroy Heckemeyer
, M.Ed., St. Eliza-
beth, Mo., is the new superintendent at
St. Elizabeth R-4 School. He had been
principal there for about 10 years and has
27 years of educational experience.
Mitch Barnes
, M.Ed., Plattsburg, Mo., is
the new Braymer High School principal.
Lawrence Braun
, MBA, Benton, Mo.,
married Darcy Morgan May 23, 2009.
He is a results engineer with New
Madrid Power Plant.
Kim Oelrichs
, M.Ed., Mora, Mo., is the
new principal of Windsor Elementary
School. For the past 14 years, she has
taught at Cole Camp Elementary School.
Susan Wilson
, M.Ed., Versailles, Mo., is
the new librarian and media specialist at
Clarksburg C-II School.
Kelly Renfroe
, M.Ed., Greenville, Mo.,
is the new principal of Bloomfeld Middle
Nicole Collin
married Brandon
Patin, a Houston,
Texas, police
offcer. Nicole
was promoted to
assistant principal
of Dawson High
School in Pearland
Texas, and resides
in Cypress, Texas.
Annessa Dawn
, formerly
Jefferson City, Mo.,
married Wesley
Matthew Green
July 18, 2009.
Annessa works for
the Fulton Sun,
and they reside in
Fulton, Mo.
Katie Schweer
Omaha, Neb.,
married Chris
Kaldenberg May 13,
2006, and
welcomed daughter
Kiana Rose Dec.
15, 2007. Katie
works as an American Sign Language
interpreter for Snap Video Relay Service.