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2005
Bleau Deckerd
, M.Ed., Frohna, Mo. was hired as
Superintendent of Altenburg Public School District 48.
Teresa Mosley Dirks
, M.Ed., Bernie, Mo., was
the featured artist for a display at the Tinnin Fine Arts
Center Gallery at Three Rivers Community College in
Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Linda Fisher
, B.S., Sedalia, Mo., was named
the Sedalia Business and Professional Women’s
Organization Woman of the Year. She is the
corresponding secretary of BPW and serves on
several committees.
Doretta Fox
, M.Ed., Joplin, Mo., was promoted to
principal of Neosho Middle School after serving
as assistant principal for 10 years.
Kelly (Beahon) Keller
, MBA, Columbia, Mo.,
is the general manager of Which Wich Superior
Sandwiches. She was the general manager
of the Holiday Inn Express in Fulton, Mo.
Brad Shockley
, M.Ed., Cabool, Mo., was hired
as the new Cabool High School principal.
2006
Dana (Maxwell) Hoover
, MBA, Jamesport, Mo.,
was named chief fnancial offcer at Hedrick Medical
Center. She was previously the chief fnancial
offcer at Cameron Medical Center in Cameron, Mo.
Gena McCluskey
, M.Ed., Ed.S. ’08, Moberly,
Mo., was named the new assistant superintendent
of curriculum and instruction. She has more than
20 years teaching and administrative experience.
Stacy O’Haver
, MBA, Holts Summit, Mo., is the
new business teacher at California High School.
Phil Overeem
, M.Ed., Columbia, Mo., was the
featured teacher in the
Columbia Tribune
. He is a
language arts teacher at Hickman High School.
Nicki Walker
, M.Ed., Barnard, Mo., was selected
as the 2007 state winner of the Outstanding Young
Member Award given by the National Association of
Agricultural Educators. She is an agricultural teacher
at South Nodaway.
David Willard
, MBA , Williamsburg, Mo., is a
Lt. Colonel for the Missouri Army National Guard
KFOR in Koscovo. He is on duty until March 2009.
His wife is
Diana Willard
, B.S. ’99.
2007
Brian Beard
, M.Ed., Ironton, Mo., was named the
assistant principal at Acadia Valley Middle School.
Kelly Briscoe
, M.Ed., Ed.S. ’08, Moberly, Mo.,
was promoted to principal of Moberly Middle School
after serving for two years as assistant principal.
Aaron Grefrath
, M.Ed., Jefferson City, Mo., is
the Activity Center Director at Linn State
Technical College.
Christine Harper
, M.Ed., Mexico, Mo., is the new
principal at Eugene Field Elementary School
in Mexico.
Dana Hukel
, MBA, Cape Girardeau, Mo., was
selected as one of the “40 Under 40” by
Southeast
Missouri Business Today
. She is a manager of
marketing and public relations for Saint Francis
Medical Center.
Charissa Liegey
, M.Ed., Moberly, Mo., is a new
teacher at the Centralia R-VI school district.
Charles Loveall
, M.Ed., Carthage, Mo., is the new
head volleyball coach at Carthage High School.
Robin Osborne
, M.Ed., Urich, Mo., was selected
as Teacher of the Month at Sherwood Elementary
School. She is a frst grade teacher.
Louis Van Drie
, MBA, Columbia, Mo., joined the
commercial division of United Country Missouri
Land & Home.
Aaron Vitt
, Ed.S. ’08, Moberly, Mo., was
promoted to principal at Moberly High School.
Donald Wakefeld
, Ed.S., Winona, Mo., has
been hired as the South Iron R-I School superintendent
in Piedmont, Mo.
Grant Young
, M.Ed., Joplin, Mo., is the new girl’s
basketball coach at Neosho High School.
2008
Corey J. Mehaffy
, B.S., Moberly, Mo., is the new
executive director of the Moberly Area Economic
Development Corporation. He is a former operating
offcer for L&J Development.
Births
Teri (Threlkeld) Holmes
’92, M.Ed.’02, Fulton,
Mo., and husband, Eric, welcomed a son, Andrew,
born May 2, 2006. Andew joins his older sister,
Katherine.
Rachel (Reed) Nance
’96, Centennial, Co., and
husband, Ryan, are the proud parents of a son,
Radley, born Sept. 1, 2007.
Chris (South) Collins
’97, Kansas City, Mo., and
husband, Michael, welcomed a son, Michael Allan
(Mac), born Jan. 23, 2007, three months before his
scheduled due date.
Jodi (Dubbert) Winegar
’00, Jefferson City, Mo.,
and husband, Danny, welcomed their second child,
Kambell Lynne, born Oct. 25, 2007. Kambell joins
brother, Kase.
Meaghan (McKeever) Fleetwood
’02, Havre
de Grace, Mo., and husband Phillip, had a son,
Peter, born Jan. 30, 2007.
Trevor Yates
’03, Troy, Ill., and wife, Cristy, had
a son, Braxton Trevor, born May 2, 2008.
Eric Pahl
’05, Mokane, Mo., and wife Ellen, are
the proud parents of daughter, Reece Kathleen,
born Oct. 31, 2007.
Passings
Thelma (Sims) Schwab
’25, Fulton, Mo., passed
away Oct. 13, 2007, at the age of 102. She was
a bookkeeper for Sims Feed Store and Produce
House and a long-time employee of the State Mental
Hospital in Fulton.
Mary (Sampson) Bloom
’29, Fulton, Mo., died
Aug. 16, 2007. She worked as “the voice of William
Woods” as the telephone operator and was a lifelong
member of the First Christian Church in Fulton.
Frances (Winn) Monson
’30, Tahlequah,
Okla., died Jan. 21, 2008. She is survived by
daughters, Valerie and Wanda, along with her many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mary (Bumbarger) Raine
’31, Memphis, Mo.,
died Jan. 11, 2008, at the age of 96. A former
elementary school teacher, she was known for her
love of family and quilt-making ability, completing
more than 100 handmade quilts. She is survived by
her four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Jeannette (Rottersman) Dorsey
’33, Powell,
Ohio, passed away.
Elizabeth “Billie” (Fagley) Barrow
’35
Inman, S.C., died Jan. 1, 2007, at the age of 91.
She is survived by son, Charles; daughter, Bonnie;
brother, George; seven grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.
Jessie (Gengelbach) Fulkerson
’35, Plattsburg,
Mo., died April 24, 2008, at the age of 92. She was
a member of the First Christian Church, Plattsburg,
P.E.O. and the Prairie Cottage Club. Jessie is survived
by a son, a daughter,
Carol Fulkerson
’72,
Fulton, Mo., two sisters, one brother, a grandson
and two great-grandchildren.
Kathleen (Foster) Neukomm
’35, Quincy, Ill.,
died Jan. 19, 2008, at the age of 92. She was
a teacher and homemaker. Kay was an initiated
alumna of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and a
supporter of college scholarships. She was recipient
of the 1967 William Woods Green Owl award for
Nick and Leah
(Martin) Cole-
man
’03, Mountain
Home, Ark., are
the parents of Jack
Nicholas, born Nov.
12, 2007. Nick is
director of marketing
at First National
Bank and Trust and
Leah teaches third grade and coaches the high
school girls’ varsity soccer team.
Troy and Christy
(Pinz) Boulware
’04, Wentzville,
Mo., have their
own legacy for the
WWU Class of
2030. Nolan
Christopher
was born
Aug. 29, 2007.