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Betty L. (Millican) Garman
, Melbourne Beach,
Fla., and
Dorothy “Dottie” (Epperson) Reed
’41, Portage, Mich., attended the same church
in St. Joseph, Mich., years ago, and their teen-
age children dated. Eventually Judy Garman
married Michael Reed, and now Betty and
Dottie “share two beautiful granddaughters and
four of the brightest great- grandchildren ever!”
Mary Lou (Snook) Corn
, ’47 St. James, Mo.,
received the Lifetime Achievement Award from
the St. James Chamber of Commerce for her
community leadership, volunteerism and dedi-
cation to St. James. She also was selected to
be the 2009 St. James Grape and Fall Festival
Parade Grand Marshall. She is a nationally
recognized water color painter.
Janice (Crilly) Meyers
, Overland Park, Kan.,
was honored by Congress with the naming of a
post offce for her in Overland Park. She spent
multiple years as a public servant, including
six terms in Congress. She retired from politics
in 1996 and is now a member of foundation
boards for a local library and a
community college.
Patti (Leonard) Lyons
, Honolulu, Hawaii, was
named one of fve Honpa Hongwanji Mission
Living Treasures, an award that recognizes
people who embody the philosophy of giving
and of perpetuating the culture of Hawaii. She
is the former CEO of Child & Family Service
and has long been an advocate for the
prevention and treatment of child abuse.
Bobbie Rieger
, Topeka, Kan., was named
February 2010 Artist of the Month by the
Topeka Art Guild and Gallery. She works with
all types of media and has received numerous
Charlotte Cathey Holder
, Alabaster, Ala., is a
successful artist whose designs appear regu-
larly in several publications, including McCall’s,
Arts and Leisure, New South, Art and Frame
Review and Southeastern Framer. She also has
done design conversion for Disney and
Warner Bros.
Sara Archbald
, Portland, Maine, joined the
Peace Corps after graduating from William
Woods and again, decades later, after raising
her children and working for nonproft agen-
cies. She went to a remote Panamanian village,
where she worked with the natives. She started
an education scholarship in El Jacinto, which
now provides $12,000 to 100 children. Now 65,
she is an administrative assistant at the Maine
Historical Society.
Mary Lou (DeFratus) Heltzel
, Sulphur, Okla.,
toured the WWU campus last August and found
it as beautiful as ever. She has retired after 23
years of teaching frst and second grade and
now serves as a church choir director.
Barbara (Plegge) Farmer
, Kansas City, Mo.,
owns Parrin & Co., which sells French and
Italian antiques in the antique district.
Michel Hall-Wofford
, Kansas City, Mo., is
the education coordinator for LifeFlight Eagle,
spending 24 hours a week on duty as a fight
nurse and an additional 12-16 hours per week
managing continuing education and training
for veteran crew members and new hires.
She also teaches nationally with the Transport
Nurse Advanced Trauma Course (TNATC) and
is involved with LifeFlight Eagle’s accreditation
Karen Kalivas Adams
, Kansas City, Mo., is
the owner and president of the Mop Bucket, a
cleaning-supply store.
Alice Joy Brown
, St. Louis, Mo., has been on
dialysis since March 2, 2009. She is looking
for a generous person to donate a kidney. If
interested, please contact her at
Melissa Kohout
, Fort Worth, Texas, produced
a donkey painting for the Democratic National
Convention in Denver, Colo. More of her cover
art has been produced in magazines, includ-
ing Texas Thoroughbred, The Longhorn Scene
and the Chronicle of the Horse. LA Times
Magazine has also noted her work and she
has been interviewed by CNN Headline News
and Hollywood Tonight about her cattle-themed
Western art.
Shana (Parkey) ParkeHarrison
, Edgemont
Mass., and husband, Robert, held an exhibit
of photographs and paintings, “Selections from
Counterpoint,” at the David Floria Gallery in
Aspen, Colo., Feb. 12 to March 9. Their work is
in numerous private and public collections and
was on view at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of
Art in Kansas City last year.
Lorraine (Goffe) Rush
, Kirkwood, Mo., is
director of human resources at Washington
University, a founding member of the
Coordination Council for Diversity Initiatives,
and active in the Human Resources
Management Association of St. Louis.
Leslie (Krieger) Verslues
, Jefferson City. Mo.,
works in insurance sales for AFLAC.
Patricia Brosious
, Falls, Pa., received national
accreditation and was one of only 60 "L" Program
graduates in the federation’s Region 1 (Maine to
North Carolina). She is the owner of Foundations
Dressage Center in Falls and has been working
as a trainer and instructor for 17 years.
Wendy Harrington
, Shelbyville, Mo., graduated
from the 2009 Hannibal Area Chamber of Com-
merce’s Leadership Program. She is president
of the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation.
Joyce Underwood
, MBA ’99, Centralia, Mo.,
was appointed to the Worker’s Compensa-
tion Review Board by Governor Jay Nixon in
October, 2009. She is assistant vice president
for underwriting and director of underwriting for
Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance.
Tessa Sinklear Hultz
, formerly of St. Louis,
Mo., is the new CEO of the Wichita Area As-
sociation of Realtors and the South Central
Kansas Multiple Listing Service.
Heather Thompson
, Somerville Mass., is exec-
utive/business assistant for the chief of security
of Iron Mountain in Boston, Mass., a business
and management solutions company.
Adam Gordan
, Wixom, Mich., married Gina
D’Adamo Aug. 14, 2009, at the Seventh
Mountain Resort in Bend, Ore. Adam is a
purchasing manager with Powerline Supply
Company in Novi, Mich.
Michael Minner
, Charleston, Mo., was named
2009 Charleston Lions Club Man of the Year.