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MARY THAMAN, HE '49, works part time as a freelance home economist for Chief Supermarkets, which serves northwest Ohio.


HELEN (WALTMAN) PEASLEY, HE '50, now retired, serves on the board and is the newsletter editor for the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association.


THOMAS SPEAKER, HK '63, a retired basketball coach, teacher and small business owner, is the author of The Coach, an uplifting novel about the life path of a basketball player and coach. Speaker weaves history into fiction, even bringing Gene Keady, the legendary Boilermaker coach, into the story.

JAMES LEROY KITE, HK '66, MS '69, is the store manager of a CVS Pharmacy in Brownsburg, Ind.

JANET HOWE, HE '69, is a guidance counselor and serves on the board of directors for the American School in Lansing, Ill.


EILEEN MARIE HOEFLER, PSY '72, is the program manager for sales compensation at IBM in Campbell, Calif.

CAROLE CASTEN, HK '73, is a professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She has published five textbooks and numerous articles on physical education.

CAROL (McGAUGHEY) COWEN, SLHS '73, is a senior contract manager at DSR RSTA Inc. in Melbourne, Fla.

RHEA DAWN (WILCOX) SMITH, HE '73, is the marketing director of Applied Thermal Engineering in Ostrander, Ohio.

RAMONA EMMONS PAUL, HDFS '76, retired as assistant state superintendent for the Oklahoma State Department of Education. She now serves on the board of the Foundation for Oklahoma Partners for School Readiness.

EDGAR CLODFELTER, PSY '76, is president of APAS, LLC in Adamant, Vt.

RICHARD GHISELLI, HTM '76, won a 2010 International Foodservice Manufacturer Association's Silver Plate Award in the colleges and universities section. The Ivy Award is a coveted award in the food service industry.

NANCY MANUEL, HDFS '76, a Purdue extension educator, serves on the Adams County Extension Board in Decatur, Ind.

KIM (VANDEPUTTE) MILLER, CSR '77, is the principal at Graphique Inc.

JOHN SMALLMAN, PSY '78, retired as the staff counterintelligence officer for the U.S. Seventh Fleet, U.S.S. Blue Ridge (LCC-19). In retirement he has been activated as the JAG (Judge Advocate General) attorney for the U.S. Pacific Fleets Pacific Partnership 2012 humanitarian mission to Southeast Asia.

BECKY PIERSON-TREACY, NUR '79, was elected to the executive committee of the Marion Superior Court as a co-presiding judge.


PATRICIA (FANEUF) JONES, NUR '80, is a health care management consultant at Milliman in Seattle, Wash. She was also elected to the board of commissioners for case management certification.

SHAWN (SMITH) BING, CSR '81, is the owner of Shawn's Needle Nook in Longwood, Fla.

DENNIS MARK SOLLENBERGER, HSCI '81, is a senior health physicist for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

AMY FURRY, CSR '82, is director of Catalyst Healthcare Advisors.

JAMES HUBER, HDFS '82, taught an intensive two-week graduate course on family therapy for LaSalle University (Philadelphia) at its affiliate master's program in clinical-counseling psychology at the University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic.

SALLY SCHNEIDER LOWREY, NUR '82, is a nursing quality specialist/magnet coordinator at Indiana University Health-Arnett in Lafayette, Ind.

KIMBERLY (JACKSON) KIMIECIK, NUTR '83, is the director of development for Miami University Libraries in Oxford, Ohio.

BRIDGET (PRICE) NELSON, HTM '83, is the senior human resources manager specializing in compliance at Dex One in Cary, N.C.

KAREN WEAVER, HK '83, the athletics director at Penn State Abington, is a much-sought expert on the costs of college sports. She has been featured in USA Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Orlando Sentinel, the Detroit Free Press, and elsewhere.

GRETCHEN MARIE PAIGE, SLHS '84, works as an audiologist for ENTAA Care in Glen Burnie, Md.

MICHELLE (BILLINGSLY) WHEAT, CSR '84, is an interior designer at Scholer Corporation in Lafayette, Ind.

LANA (GRIFFIN) BURNAU, PSY '85, is the agency director of Homecare By Design in Lafayette, Ind.

UNA (CURRY) KILBERG, HTM '85, is an event planner at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute.

SHELLY (WILLINGHAM) NELSON, CSR '85, is the president and chief executive officer of Etc. Financial Consulting in Mesa, Ariz.

PAIGE SHAOVLIN, HTM '85, is the restaurant manager at Rip's Country Inn in Bowie, Md.

LINDA SPANG, HSCI '85, is the associate dean of allied health at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich.

DENNIS CAHILL, HTM '86, is the director of training and development at Applebee's Restaurants in Valparaiso, Ind.

JULIE HOFMANN-SABLACK, CSR '86, is a business analyst with Ceridian Corporation in Minneapolis.

LEE ANN IACONETTI FORESMAN, HTM '86, is a real estate broker at Century 21 Elsner Realty in Dekalb, Ill.

CHRIS RATAY, HTM '86, is general manager of St. Elmo's Steak House in Indianapolis.

PAMELA VEVERA, CSR '86, is the positive associate relations manager for Marmaxx, a TJX Companies division, in Miami, Fla.

KRISTIN TODD, NUR '87, is a senior research scientist at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis.

DAWN ANNE (MICHAELS) BENTSEN, HTM '88, is the regional sales manager of Advanced Pierre Foods in Oklahoma City. She's also a certified yoga teacher.

CYNTHIA (BROWN) RENICKER, SLHS '88, is an ABA therapist at Cornerstone Autism Center in West Lafayette, Ind.

PHILIP SCHATZLE, CSR '88, is the assistant manager of Stew Leonard's Wines in Newton, Conn.


KAREN CALL, NUR '90, is a registered nurse at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

BART GEYER, HSCI '90, is an agency industrial hygienist for NASA Occupational Health at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

JILL GOLDSBERRY, HTM '90, is a multimedia account executive at Hearst Media Services in San Carlos, Calif.

CHRISTINE (TURPIN) HERRON, HTM '90, is the chief operations officer at Westwind Management, a real estate property management firm in Aurora, Colo.

ELIZABETH ANN KENT-MCLAUGHLIN, HTM '90, is the founder and chief executive officer of Executive Women Forum in Castle Rock, Colo.

TAMMY (POE) SUMMERS, NUR '91, is the director of medical oncology at the Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz.

REMI HUECKEL, NUR '92, is a nurse practitioner in pediatric critical care at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.

LINDA (PASQUALE) MEZZACAPO, HTM '90, is an operations manager and franchise business consultant at Dunkin' Brands in Canton, Mass.

SONJA NICKELS, CSR '92, is the clinical coordinator of the department of education for The Children's Hospital at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver.

HAILIN QU, HTM '92, is the Regents Professor and William E. Davis Distinguished Chair. He received the 2011 Eminent Faculty Award and the 2012 Founder's Award for Lifetime Contributions in Creation Knowledge at Oklahoma State University.

JADE (BEER) VIRA, CSR '92, is the marketing manager of Monaco RV in Wakarusa, Ind.

DON PEARSON, HSCI '94, received the Indiana Governor's Award for Roche Diagnostics Corp.'s health and safety record.

BEN ATKINSON, HSCI '95, is pursuing freelance business development opportunities in health care.

MELANIE (BENGE) KOCH, NUR '95, is the clinical director of nursing at the Fort Wayne Allen County Department of Health in Indiana.

JAY LARKIN, HTM '95, is a technical specialist at Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady, N.Y.

BRADLEY LINCKS, NUR '95, is vice president and chief nursing officer of Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

CHRISTOPHER SHINNENMAN, HSCI '95, is an emergency room resident at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

STACEY DAWALT, HTM '97, is the manager of production, pre-production at Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream in Fort Wayne, Ind.

ANGELA (VANDERWIJST) HEDGE, HTM '97, is a credit/collection coordinator at Cardinal Health in Owings Mill, Md.

AMY LYNN NOESEN, HDFS MS '97, is a school social worker at Grand Prairie Elementary School in Frankfort, Ill.

LONI (CHOLTCO) MUNSHOWER, HTM '98, works as a real estate agent at Howard Hana in Mars, Pa.

BRENDON QUINN, HSCI '98, is a vascular surgeon in private practice in Bowling Green, Ky.

SCOTT SWIGER, HTM '98, is a business/systems analyst at GuestCounts Hospitality in Merion Station, Penn.

NATHAN WEIS, HTM '98, is a national account sales manager in the sports division for Pernod Ricard USA in New York City.

ERIC JOHNSON, HTM '99, is a general manager of Kemper Sports Management, developing several programs at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club in Issue, Md.

TIMOTHY McENERY, HTM '99, is the founder of Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant in Countryside, Ill.. He was named a 2012 finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Midwest.

JENNIFER MONCEL, CSR '99, is the owner designer of Bullet Boutfits in Indianapolis.

DANIELLE (RICE) SALDIVAR, HTM '99, works as an information technology field technician at Goodwill of Central Arizona in Phoenix.

MICHELLE HOPKINS-SHAFFER, HTM '99, is a sales representative at Demarle at Home in Seven Hills, Ohio.

JESSICA (PETTRY) SMITH, HTM '99, is a human resources business leader at Northrop Grumman in Annapolis Junction, Md.


GEOFFREY CAMPBELL, HTM '00, is the corporate director of rooms for the Greenleaf Hospitality Group in Kalamazoo, Mich.

NICHOLAS KOONZ, HTM '00, is a rooms executive at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Maryland.

ISMARIE RODRIGUEZ, CSR '00, works at Isma Casual Beachwear in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

LUIGI CARLOS, HTM '01, is a compensation planning and forecasting analyst at Accenture in Chicago.

TERI (CUMMINS) FLORY, HTM '01, is the solo practitioner at Flory Law Firm in Lafayette, Ind.

BRICE HINER, CSR '01, directs the marketing efforts of Lyon Workspace Products in Montgomery, Ill.

TERRY MATTHEWS, NUR '01, is a major in the U.S. Army. She is also the chief of clinical informatics and health care systems analyst at Evans Army Community Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo.

JULIE (WHITE) ALBERT, NUR '02, is a women's health nurse practitioner at Unity Health Systems in Rochester, N.Y.

WENDY HANTELMAN, CSR '02, is the premium/complex account manager for Frontier Communication in Westfield, Ind.

PETE SHUEY, HTM '02, is the general manager at Simmzy's Restaurant in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

COURTNEY (CUMMINGS) EDDY, HSCI '03, is the INSTEP director for the Indiana State Department of Health.

ANDREA ESSIG MEYER, HSCI '01, MS '03, received the Indiana Governor's Award for Roche Diagnostic Corp.'s health and safety record.

JESSICA PIPER, HDFS '03, is the lead representative in consumer affairs for Jarden Home Brands.

JESSICA BUTCHER, CSR '04, is the event marketing manager at Vail Resorts in Keystone, Colo.

DOUG DING, CSR '04, is the advisory program manager at IBM, overseeing strategic sourcing implementation at Fortune 500 firms.

AMY MICHELLE (GAMBLE) HARROLD, HDFS '04, is the volunteer services director for the American Red Cross in Lafayette, Ind.

EMILY KECK, HTM '04, is the human resources coordinator at the Starwood/St. Regis Houston in Houston, Texas.

JEREMY KINSLER, HTM '04, works in human resources at the University of Notre Dame.

KRISTA (WOODWARD) MURPHY, HTM '04, is a global account executive at Conference Direct in San Diego. She also serves as vice president on the board of directors for Weddings of Distinction.

KRISTEN (CLARK) SWARTZELL, NUR '04, works in orthopedics at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She earned her MSN at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis in 2010.

DAN WILLIAMS, CSR '04, is an account director at Spotify in New York City.

CHRISTINE YONKER, HK '04, is a doctor at Oral Rehabilitation Center in Skokie, Ill.

ABBEY HARPER, CSR '05, is a senior account manager for CVS Caremark in Scottsdale, Ariz.

JESSE GOODMAN, CSR '05, is the south Texas district manager at Schneider Electric in Austin.

DONALD KENNEDY, CSR '05, is the sales manager at Global Enterprise Technologies in Niles, Ill.

ERIN LUNSFORD, HSCI '05, is a pediatric physical therapist at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette, Ind.

MAUREEN MILLER, HTM '05, is the accounting coordinator for enVista in Carmel, Ind.

DEVIN SANDLIN, HSCI '05, is an emergency room physician at the University of Louisville Medical Center.

ANNA SCHWARTZ, HSCI '05, is a pediatric physician at Northwestern Hospital in Evanston, Ill.

JUSTIN STEWART, HTM '05, works for Compass Group North America as director of retail operations at the University of North Carolina.

REBECCA (RIEGLE) STEUER, HTM '05, the general manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Indianapolis. She earned a 2011 "Sales Excellence" award from White Lodging.

AMBER TULLY, HTM '05, is the resort experience manager at Marriott StreamSide in Vail, Colo.

CARRIE (LYTLE) ZEMAN, HTM '05, works for the Courtyard by Marriott in Lafayette, Ind.

LYDIA Y. CHUNG, NUTR '06, is the quality assurance/quality control coordinator at CJ Foods Inc.

BRIAN DANIELS, HSCI '06, is completing his residency in family practice in Milwaukee, Wis.

KEVIN MELANSON, HTM '06, is the founder and owner of 729 Vending in Bethesda, Md.

RISHI RAJ NIGAM, HTM '06, is the corporate director of concessions services at the International Speedway Corporation/Americrown in Daytona Beach, Fla.

ANDREW NIXON, CSR '06, earned his master's degree in business administration from Purdue in 2012.

KARA PLUMMER, HTM '06, is the manager of member experience at the Ritz Carlton Destination Club in Orlando.

JASON PRESSLER, HTM '06, is an account executive at Mascari Sales and Marketing in Indianapolis.

PATRICK QUINN, HSCI '06, graduated from dental school and is in private practice in Fort Wayne, Ind.

KELLEY THOMPSON, NUR '06, a neonatal nurse practitioner at St. Anthony Health in Crown Point, Ind., graduated from Rush University in Chicago with a master of science in 2011.

CARRIE PETROSKI, HTM '06, is the hotel manager of Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando, Fla.

JENNA (SKIERKOWSKI) WARGO, HDFS '06, is an academic advisor in Purdue's Krannert School of Management.

MATTHEW GEORGE, HSCI '07, graduated from medical school at American University of the Caribbean in 2012 and began his residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit

DAYNA KELSEY, HTM '07, is the catering manager of the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs.

ABBEY MATTSON, HTM '07, is the area human resource manager for the University Plaza Hotel and the Holiday Inn City Centre, both near Purdue.

ASHLEY PIPER, HTM '07, is the portfolio manager for The Building Group in Chicago.

MEGAN (STALEY) SMITH, HTM '07, works as a project coordinator at Universal Meeting Management in Raleigh, N.C.

DEREK BASSETT, CSR '08, is an account manager at CVS Caremark in Chicago.

ERICKA KING-BETTS, HDFS '08, is the executive director of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission.

LAUREN (JONES) BRADY, HK '08, is an orthotic and prosthetic practitioner at Midwest Orthotics and Technology Center in Indianapolis.

SEAN HIMES, HTM '08, is the manager of Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Café in Gaithersburg, Md.

BRIEN MONTERA, CSR '08, works as an account manager at Otis Elevator Co. in Needham, Mass.

AARON O'CONNELL, HK '08, is a model who has appeared in ads for Abercrombie & Fitch and Lucky Brand Jeans, among others.

ANNA STEVENSON, HTM '08, is a program manager at ITA Group in West Des Moines, Iowa.

MAGAN (BEARMAN) WACLAWSKI, FCSE '08, is a family and consumer science teacher at Campus High School in Haysville, Kan.

LORI WANDZILAK, HTM '08, is the assistant revenue manager for the Mirage in Las Vegas.

ERICA (WEBER) BIRKLEY, PSY '09, a doctoral student research assistant at the University of Kentucky, is a graduate student representative on the board of directors for the Kentucky Psychological Association.

SARAH ANNE BRADBURY, CSR '09, is a sales associate at Carousel Industries in Windsor, Conn.

JESSICA CHUBINSKI, NUTR '09, is a dietitian at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

GRETCHEN DAUMEN, HK '09, is a certified athletic trainer at AthletiCo in Aurora, Ill.

CHANTELLE EMBERTON, NUR '09, is a registered nurse on the flagship transplant team at Riley's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.

SARA MATHAVICH, CSR '09, is the sales manager for Erharts Catering in San Pedro, Calif.

RITESH RAMAKRISHNAN, CSR '09, is the managing director for Transworld Group of Companies in Dubai.

AALIYAH TAYLOR, HK '09, is a sales consultant for Verizon Wireless in Fort Wayne, Ind.

NATHAN VANRADEN, HK '09, is an athletic trainer for AthletiCo in Oak Brook, Ill.


JESSICA AUERITT, HK '10, took over ownership of LA Café in Whitestown, Ind.

JESSICA CATES, CSR '10, is a digital account executive at DAC Group in New Albany, Ind.

MEGAN COMERFORD, NUTR '10, is a clinical study technician at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.

JENNIFER DING, PSY '10, is a licensed real estate salesperson at the Mark David Company of New York.

CLAIRE HARRIS, PSY '10, is an inclusion specialist at Wediko Children's Services in Boston.

ANNEMARIE HEISE, CSR '10, works at Enterprise in Minnetonka, Minn.

MORGAN McFARLAND, HSCI '10, is a safety officer at the Joliet Job Corps Center in Joliet, Ill.

LAURA MESKER, HTM '10, is a food service director at Aramark Education K-12 in Oakland City, Ind.

MICHELLE MICHAELSON, CSR '10, is an assistant buyer at Sears Holdings in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

JESSICA PRICE, HK '10, is a receptionist at Tom Wood Automotive in Indianapolis. She also serves on the board of directors for Diabetic Teens Without Boundaries.

KYLE RUSSELL, HSCI '10, works for the Defense Contract Management Agency providing industrial hygiene technical support.

GRANT SOLIVEN, CSR '10, is a financial consultant at WestPoint Financial in Indianapolis.

ALYSHA KUPFERER, CSR '11, served as associate producer on the short animated film "The Girl and the Fox," which was written, directed and produced by her brother, Tyler Kupferer (Technology '08) and a team of some 50 young artists. Released online in June (, the film is a dramatic short about a 9-year old girl who must track a mysterious fox through a foreboding wilderness. It has been recognized by some of the most notable honors in student filmmaking and animation, including the Student Academy Awards, the College Television Awards and more.

STACY RAUBER, HTM '12, is the manager of Pappas Restaurants Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Dallas, Texas.

Though the department names may have changed through the years, the alumni are listed with the current name. The legend below spells out those departments.


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