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20
The Woods
2003
Nick Ptaschinski
,
Europe, is the new
director of women’s
placements for Bring It
Promotions, a volleyball
management and
tour company. Along
with being an agent,
Nick will be playing pro
volleyball in Europe.
Susie (Saputo) Engstrom
, Lomita, Calif., is a real
estate agent with RE/MAX. Contact Susie at
SusieEngstron@earthlink.net or 310.530.7509.
Patty (Shields) Berryhill
, Pearl, Miss., and her
husband, Joe, keep busy with their two sons,
one daughter and six grandchildren.
Lynn (Zenk) Dieckmann
, Los Gatos, Calif., is a
retired teacher who enjoys volunteering at a
senior ftness room, belonging to a book club,
gardening and traveling.
1957
Jerry (Koontz) Ballard
, Leawood, Kan.,
and her husband, Richard, celebrated their
50
th
anniversary. The celebration included
daughters,
Kim (Ballard) Mawhiney
’82,
Overland Park, Kan., who with her husband,
Mark, will be celebrating their 25
th
anniversary,
and
Kelly Ballard
’84, Charlotte, N.C.
Joyce Lake
, Boonville, Mo., has many volunteer
jobs, including her church’s offce, choir
librarian, an elementary school in Boonville
and the MU Alumni Center information desk.
1958
Anne (Jarvis) Mobley
, Tulsa, Okla., and her
husband stay busy with their three daughters
and eight grandchildren. They also travel,
most recently on a cruise to Spain and England.
Daughter,
Susan (Mobley) Shreider
’84, is also
a Woods’ graduate.
1959
Karen (Giltz) Moore
, Charleston, Mo., taught for
35 years in Sikeston, Mo., and is involved with
her church, the county historical society and
the P.E.O. Karen enjoys playing bridge, reading
and traveling.
Katie (Nowinski) Reed
, San Antonio, Texas,
remains the school board president of the
fourth largest district in Texas. She and her
husband, Jim, travel—most recently to
Prague and Budapest.
Elizabeth Robinson-Harold
, Rogers, Ark., is a
professional watercolor artist specializing in
people, places and pets, while her husband’s
professional hobby is aerial photography.
Elizabeth has two children, Lt. Col. John
McCurdy and
Elaine (McCurdy) Hines
’91.
Kay (Shannon) Fifeld
, Camdenton, Mo.,
summers in Camdenton and winters in Fort
Meyers, Fla., with her two dogs. Kay volunteers
at the local hospital and is looking forward to
her 50
th
reunion.
1968
Patricia “Trish” (Magann) Broersma
, Ashland,
Oregon, is president of the Equine Facilitated
Mental Health Association and the author of
“Riding into Your Mythic Life: Transformational
Adventures with the Horse.”
1971
Jennie (Cline) Lamb
, Maryville, Mo., is retiring
after 37 years of teaching, 20 of which were
at the Maryville R-II School District.
1974
Wendy Roberts
, Vila Ridge, Mo., has a new
phone number: 636.451.2210.
1976
Debra Lynn (Acree) Harris
, Fulton, Mo., was
recognized as Fulton Public School’s Teacher
of the Year for 2008. Debra is a guidance
counselor at Fulton Middle School.
1977
Pamela (Ichord) Ehlers
, Stillwater, Okla.,
accepted a new position with Oklahoma State
University as director of OSU Career Services.
1978
Nancy (Hayes) Gardner
, Iowa City, Iowa, has
been a principal with the West Liberty, Iowa,
school district for 10 years and was named
2008 Iowa Elementary Principal of the Year.
Luann Ridgeway
, Smithville, Mo., was
re-elected to the State Senate in the 17
th
District. Luann was a member of the Missouri
House of Representatives from 1993 to 2002 and
elected to the State Senate in 2004. She is also
a member of the WWU Board of Trustees.
1981
Deborah (Hoover) Barker
, Flower Mound, Texas,
is a major gift offcer with Baylor Health
Care System Foundation.
1986
Shana (Parkey) Harrison
, Edgemont, Mass., had
a photography exhibition, Counterpoint, at the
Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City.
1987
Susan L. (Davis) Harrison
, Wildwood, Mo., was
promoted to director of fnancial planning and
analysis at HD Supply Waterworks.
1992
Dena (Moore) Rodes
, Jackson, Tenn., spent July
in Africa on a medical mission in Zambia and is
currently working toward a ministry degree.
1996
Marika Rosenthal
, San Francisco, Calif., married
Peter Delan in May 2005. Their son, Julian, was
born Aug. 15, 2006. She works as a Neonatal
ICU RN at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at
Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif.
1998
Courtney Green
, Hannibal, Mo., married
Michael Hill May 31, 2008. Courtney is an
attorney at Husch, Blackwell, Sanders, LLP.
Amber (Terry) McGuire
, University City, Mo.,
ran in the Vienna-City Marathon in Austria.
The marathon is 26.2 miles, and Amber ran
it in 5:22:10.
2000
Nikki Harrison
, Hurdland, Mo., was elected
chairman (president) of chapter fve of the
United Professional Horseman’s Assoc. (UPHA).
The local chapter hosts an annual horse show
each May, raising funds to support the industry
and equine professionals.
2001
Marjorie “Mimi” Arnold
, St. Louis, Mo., is
the territory manager for Praxair. She is also
volunteering with golf tournaments at
Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Ill.
Brook Harmon
, Kansas City, Mo., married
Matt Thompson on March 15, 2008. Brook
is a third-grade teacher at Park Hill
School District.
Suzanne Rissman
, St. Louis, Mo., married
Chris Rosenthal in July 2008. She is a reading
specialist for the Maplewood-Richmond Heights
School District. Suzanne is the daughter of
Janet (Knight) Rissman
’75 of Ballwin, Mo.
2002
Jon Hall
, Chesterfeld, Mo., and
Buddy Smith
’03, MBA ’05, Kansas City, Mo., opened a Web
hosting and design company named Zen
Computing, LLC. Their website is zcweb.com.
Todd Vodnansky
, Juneau, Alaska, was named
advertising director for the Empire Online
Newspaper and the Capital City Weekly
Newspaper. He is responsible for advertising
and marketing strategies.
2003
Myra Belshe
, Jacksonville, Ill., married Randy
Hall April 26, 2008. Myra is an outreach athletic
trainer for Passavant Hospital.
2003
Sarah
Williams
,
Denton,
Texas, is
completing
her master’s
degree and is a teaching assistant, teaching
drawing 1 in the University of North Texas College
of Visual Arts and Design. In July, Sarah’s work
was exhibited at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery in
Columbia, Mo.
2004
Leslie (Bechtel)
Bryan,
St. Louis, Mo.,
and her husband,
Chris, completed the
Republic Tiger Triathlon
in August 2008. Leslie
fnished fourth in her
division.