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1992
Lee (Winter) Bailey
, Fulton, Mo., was
recently promoted to associate professor
of accounting at WWU.
1993
Susan Jaramillo-Acree
, Jefferson City, Mo.,
was awarded a Second Chance scholarship
at the Zonta Women of Achievement Yellow
Rose Luncheon in Jefferson City, Mo. Susan
earned her bachelor’s degree in interior
design in 1993 and is enrolled in WWU’s
accelerated program to earn her Master of
Business Administration (MBA) degree.
Gracia Backer
, New Bloomfield, Mo.,
received the Woman of Achievement award at
the Zonta Women of Achievement Yellow Rose
Luncheon in Jefferson City, Mo. The annual
award recognizes the unique contributions of
area women. Gracia is the director of the
Missouri Division of Employment Security.
1994
Joanne Nelson
, Mexico, Mo., has been hired
as compliance officer at United Credit Union,
Mexico, Mo. Her office will be at the Mexico
branch, but she will serve six United Credit
Union locations.
1995
Patricia Jackson
, MBA ’02, Martinsburg,
Mo., was named the 2011 “Young Agent of
the Year” by the Missouri Association of
Insurance Agents. Tricia is with Melahn
Insurance Agency, Mexico, Mo.
Mark Jones
, MBA ’11, Jefferson City, Mo.,
works for the Veterans’ Commission in
Jefferson City and is the local Veterans’
Services Officer. His main focus includes
veterans' benefits, pension compensation,
hearing disabilities, Vietnam veteran prostate
cancer, type two diabetes, grave markers,
burial benefits, the G.I. Bill and widows'
pensions.
Melissa Montgomery
, Columbia, Mo.,
married Joseph Carberry Sept. 3, 2011,
at First Christian Church in Columbia. The
couple honeymooned on a Mediterranean
cruise. Melissa is the director of development
for major and planned gifts at Columbia
College. Joseph is a graduate of Southern
Illinois University and received a Juris Doctor
degree from Syracuse University.
1996
Alanna Vitucci
, Fort McDowell, Ariz., has
accepted a new position at the University of
Phoenix, as executive director, public
relations and university communications.
1998
Fanta (Wambi) Kuhlman
, Kansas City, Mo.,
received a Master of Public Heath degree
May 28, 2011, from Des Moines
(Iowa) University.
1999
Hayley (Veulemans) Arnold
, Ed.S. ’11,
Lake Ozark, Mo., is serving as the counselor
at Old Bonhomme Elementary School, Ladue
School District.
2000
Beth Chancellor
, Columbia, Mo., is the
associate chief information officer and chief
information security officer for the University
of Missouri. Working for MU for 24 years, her
expertise is in information security, network-
ing, and telecommunications management,
providing oversight and leadership over a
variety of technical and administrative areas.
2001
Ross Bennett
, MBA ’04, Seattle, Wash.,
married Nicole Provencher April 16, 2011, in
Seattle Wash. Ross is an account executive
at Avvo in Seattle. Nicole is a graduate of the
University of California at Chico and is the
office manager of HCL Capital Stream in
Seattle. Ross is the son of
Elizabeth
(Bowers) Bennett
’93, MBA ’04 and
William
Bennett
’02, MBA ’04, and the brother of
Lane Bennett
’09, and
Brandon Bennett
‘04.
Kelly Salava
, North St. Paul, Minn., is the
operations manager for Strategic Financial
Concepts. She is responsible for new
business processing, applications,
illustrations, and oversight of client services.
2002
Vickie (Edwards) Corlew
, MBA ’04, Dexter,
Mo., has been named chief financial officer
at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Vickie will
focus on the everyday financial operation of
the hospital, accounting, and the investment
activities of the organization. She will be
responsible for managing the financial risks of
the corporation, conducting financial planning
and record-keeping, as well as financial
reporting to SunLink Health Systems.
2003
Leighanne (Robnett) Lamb
, MBA ’09,
Columbia, Mo., has been promoted to
assistant vice president at Landmark Bank,
Columbia. Leighanne serves as a real estate
lender and assists customers with a variety of
options to help finance their home purchases.
Erin McHenry
, Redmond, Ore., married Sean
Trimble July 2, 2011. Erin works as a sign
language interpreter for the High Desert Edu-
cational Service District in Redmond. Sean is
an attorney.
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Lisa M. Bass
,
Edwards, Mo., married
David Matthew (Matt)
Ernest Feb. 19, 2011,
at sunset on the beach
of Villa Montana Beach
Resort in Isabela,
Puerto Rico. Lisa is a
litigation attorney at the
Washington, D.C. office
of the national law firm
of Lathrop & Gage, and
Matt is a financial manager at the Pentagon.
2002
Emily Van
Gundy
,
Kirkwood, Mo.,
and
Benjamin
Stockwell
'05,
Kirkwood, Mo.,
were married
April 9, 2011,
at the
Gathering
United
Methodist
Church in St. Louis, Mo. WWU alumni in the
wedding party were:
Barbie Banks
’05,
Vicki
Abright
'05,
Karen Lowry
'05,
Mason Stockwell
06, and
Adam Hulsey
’06. Emily teaches English
at Hancock High School, and Ben is a special
education teacher at Edgewood Children's Center.
2004
Sarah Anderson
, St. Louis, Mo., married Jeremy
Huelsing July 16, 2011, at St. Agatha Church in St.
Louis, Mo. Among the attendants at the wedding
were
Lindsey Scheets
’09, maid of honor;
Andrea
(Miller) McCauley
’06, ’08, matron of honor; and
Megan Bornhauser
’08, bridesmaid. Sarah works
for the O’Brien Law Firm as a claims processing
assistant and is pursuing her Master of Arts degree
in teaching. Jeremy, WC ’07, is an accountant at
Chaifetz Arena and is pursuing his master’s
degree in accounting.
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