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The Woods
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 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.
Jerry (Koontz) Ballard
, Leawood, Kan.,
and her husband, Richard, celebrated their
anniversary. The celebration included
Kim (Ballard) Mawhiney
Overland Park, Kan., who with her husband,
Mark, will be celebrating their 25
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.
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.
Susan (Mobley) Shreider
’84, is also
a Woods’ graduate.
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
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
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.”
Jennie (Cline) Lamb
, Maryville, Mo., is retiring
after 37 years of teaching, 20 of which were
at the Maryville R-II School District.
Wendy Roberts
, Vila Ridge, Mo., has a new
phone number: 636.451.2210.
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.
Pamela (Ichord) Ehlers
, Stillwater, Okla.,
accepted a new position with Oklahoma State
University as director of OSU Career Services.
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
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.
Deborah (Hoover) Barker
, Flower Mound, Texas,
is a major gift offcer with Baylor Health
Care System Foundation.
Shana (Parkey) Harrison
, Edgemont, Mass., had
a photography exhibition, Counterpoint, at the
Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City.
Susan L. (Davis) Harrison
, Wildwood, Mo., was
promoted to director of fnancial planning and
analysis at HD Supply Waterworks.
Dena (Moore) Rodes
, Jackson, Tenn., spent July
in Africa on a medical mission in Zambia and is
currently working toward a ministry degree.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Myra Belshe
, Jacksonville, Ill., married Randy
Hall April 26, 2008. Myra is an outreach athletic
trainer for Passavant Hospital.
Texas, is
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.
Leslie (Bechtel)
St. Louis, Mo.,
and her husband,
Chris, completed the
Republic Tiger Triathlon
in August 2008. Leslie
fnished fourth in her