Alumni News

In each issue of Life 360 we publicize the professional achievements of HHS alumni. Please share your news with us at Note: Most recent class notes appear in teal.


MARY THAMAN, CSR '49, is a freelance home economist at Chief Supermarkets in Bryan, 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.

KATIE PORTA, SLHS '68, was commended in U.S. Congress this year for her commitment to championing the needs of developmentally disabled children and adults in central Florida.

JIM BROWN, HTM '69, is chief operating officer at Blackstone Consulting Inc. in Los Angeles.

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

SARAH (CAUBLE) JOHNSON, HE '69, received the 2013 David R. Prentkowski Distinguished Lifetime Member award from the National Association of College & University Food Services. The award honors individuals retired from a college or university food service leadership position or a position that has supported the betterment of college and university food services. Johnson retired in 2008 as director of dining services at Purdue University.


BARBARA SHANNON, NUTR'71, retired and is dean emerita at Pennsylvania State University.

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 contract manager for Harris Corporation within the Mission Critical Networks Business Area in Melbourne, Fla.

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

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CHRISTI MICHAELIS, SLHS '74, moved to Colorado after retiring from a 33-year career teaching early childhood special education. She and her husband, Randy, are CASA volunteers (court appointed special advocates) for foster families. They also volunteer for Project Worthmore, a nonprofit organization that helps Burma refugees in the Denver area by providing cultural mentorship and community support. "We moved out to Colorado four years ago and the opportunities to volunteer are endless," Michaelis says. "I didn't want to come to Colorado and just 'play.' I am still working, just not getting a paycheck."

PATRICIA ENBERT, NUR '75, is an administrative nurse at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago.

VIRGINIA JACKO, CSR '75, former financial executive at Purdue for 24 years and current CEO of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc., in Miami, Fla., was selected as a Purdue Old Master for the fall of 2013.

JACK NOONAN, HE AND HTM '75, earned memberships in the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. He is also the two-time GM (2009 and 2012) for Sodexo Inc. & Affiliates for the Southwest Region.

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.

DEE HARDY, HTM '76, is director of food and auxiliaries at University of Richmond in Virginia. She received the 2010 Silver Plate Award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.

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

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.

DENIS DURANTE, HTM'77, owns Direct to Chef's LLC in New York City.

PAULA (MCMAHAN) HASS, NUR '77, works for InTouch Health as an account manager in Detroit, Mich.

WYNONA METTES BICE-STEPHENS, NUR '77, Honolulu, Hawaii, is a regional telehealth clinical advisor for Pacific Regional Medical Command.

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

MARCIA CRAWFORD, NUTR '78, Fort Wayne, Ind., has published the book The Care and Feeding of an Almost Adult. This book can be purchased at

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.

CYNTHIA STATH, CSR '78, was elected international president of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority in July 2013. Stath is director of volunteer services at Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

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.

GRETCHEN CARROLL, HTM '81, Sylvania, Ohio, presented "The ABC's of the Best Practices in Leadership Development" at the 2013 Tobias Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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

JEAN TAAFFE, CSR '81, relocated to Fort Collins, Colorado, to start a residential real estate investment business called Cottonwood Home Solutions.

LINDA WARK, PSY '81, MS HDFS '88, PHD HDFS '90, received the President's Award for Service from the National Organization for Human Services.

KEN FISCHANG, HTM '82,is the 2013 Chairman's Award winner for Sonoma County. He was also named vice chairman of the Board of Directors for the United States Travel Association Destination Council in Washington, D.C.

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

KEVIN HETZER, HTM '82, works for Hetzer Tours and Charters as a group tour specialist/consultant in Dayton, Ohio.

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.

DAVID SCAER, HTM '83, was inducted into the Club Managers Association of America's Honor Society and awarded the certified Chief Executive designation.

KAREN WEAVER, HK '83, is principal of Conference Broadcasts in Philadelphia.

KEN FIELD, HTM '84, works at Purdue as the director of residential dining in West Lafayette, Ind.

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.

SARAH (ASH) ANDERSON, HSCI '88, is the global operational integrity manager of communications and technical development for SGS in Houston, Texas.

DAWN ANNE (MICHAELS) BENTSEN, HTM '88, works for Advance Pierre Foods in Edmond, Okla., as the director of healthcare accounts.

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JIM PARSONS, HTM '88, is author of the book Call Me Purple: A Restaurant Manager's Story about his 25 years in the restaurant business. He is culinary manager at Longhorn Steakhouse in Indianapolis.

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.

HARRY THIBAULT, HK '88, is chairman of the Niles Charter Township Park Commission in Niles, Michigan. The commission recently completed the paved, off-road River Valley urban trail that runs 34 miles between Niles and Mishawaka, Indiana.

KIM (DARDING) LYONS, HTM '89, is the owner of Cruise Planners: Imagination Vacation Land & Sea in Lebanon, Ind.


DINA POULOS AUGOUSTIS, HTM '90, is in fine wine sales at RNDC (formerly National Wine & Spirits) in Indianapolis.

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.

KELLY (HOWELLS) MAY, NUR '90, is a house supervisor at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis.

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

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.

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.

GRETA (KOSTKA) WILLIS, HTM '92, works for the Packaging Corporation of America as a customer service representative in Harrisonburg, Va.

LESLIE DRAPER, CSR '94, is a wealth advisor at Regent Atlantic in Morristown, New Jersey.

CASEY (UGLOW) MERTZ, HTM '94, works for Wornick Foods as a senior product developer in Cincinnati, Ohio.

MARIA L. NEWTON, PHD HK '94,Salt Lake City, UT, has been named a fellow of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), an international professional organization that promotes the field of sport and exercise psychology.

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.

JULIE EDDLEMAN, CSR '92, MS CSR '95, was selected as a Purdue Old Master for the fall of 2013. Eddleman is the director of North American media and marketing and shopper marketing for Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble.

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,was promoted to instructor at Schenectady County Community College and became a health communications TIPS certified instructor.

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.

JENNIFER (MAY) GUIDRY, HSCI '96, is vice president of Hercules Offshore in Houston.

ABBY (REHM) BECKETT, HTM '97, is the director of sales for Springhill Suites in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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.

SHENGYING 'CHRIS' TZENG, HTM '97, works for Red Wing Capital as an industry analyst in Indianapolis.

JEREMY WARRINER, HTM '97, is a motivational speaker and freelance hospitality consultant in Indianapolis. He currently serves as the immediate past chairperson for the Indianapolis Mayor's Advisory Council on Disability.

PRITASH MATHUR, HTM '98, is chief operating officer, asset and wealth management at Deutsche Bank in Mumbai, India.

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 Philadelphia.

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

RYAN CORE, HDFS '99, was promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army in Indianapolis.

ERIC GASS, HDFS MS '99, will serve as president of the Wisconsin Public Health Association in 2015. He is the public health research and policy director for the City of Milwaukee Health Department and an adjunct faculty member for the Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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.


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GEOFFREY CAMPBELL, HTM '00, is resort manager at Resort at Paws Up, a luxury ranch in Greenough, Montana.

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

SARAH (HUDKINS) KROFT, HTM '00,is the director for court appointed special advocates in Pulaski County near Winamac, Ind.

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

STACEY(RICHMOND) YEO, NUR '00, is a neonatal nurse practitioner at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

KELLI (THOMAS) BURNETT, CSR '01, works for Million & Company PC as an accountant in Indianapolis.

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.

JULIAN L. GALLEGOS, NUR '01, works for NorthBay Healthcare as a clinical practice manager/stroke coordinator-nurse practitioner in Fairfield, Calif.

BRICE HINER, CSR '01, works for Lyon Workspace Products as the director of marketing 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.

STEPHANIE THURMAN EDWARDS, HDFS MS '02, completed a second bachelor's degree in nursing at Marian University. She is currently practicing as a field nurse, doing home care in the Indianapolis area.

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

JENNIFER (BERRY) KERSEY, HK '02, is wellness and sports marketing coordinator at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana.

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.

SARAH GETCH, PSY '03, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Behavioral Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz.

TAMMY (ANDERSON) HARPEL, PHD '03, is an associate professor of human development and family studies at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill.

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

JOE MIKOL, HTM '03, works as a surgical sales consultant for Lina Medical USA in Helena, Ala.

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

DENNIS SWENDER, HDFS '03, is director of operations at The Oaks Academy in Indianapolis.

KARI TERZINO, PSY '03, is a senior manager, custom research, at Halverson Group in Oak Park, Illinois.

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

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

JENNIFER (NOLL) FOLLIARD, NUTR '04, is a director of USDA Legislation and Policy for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Washington, D.C.

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.

KATHERINE ANN WILLIAMS, HTM '04, is a pediatric nurse at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.

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, works for APC by Scheider Electric and was promoted to district manager for south Texas.

HILLARY GRAMM, CSR '05, was promoted to director of resource development at Communities In Schools–Bay Area.

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NATALIE (MILLER) HARRIS, CSR '05, launched her own Made in USA wholesale collections of offbeat bridal and vintage-inspired cocktail dresses, Damsel White Label and Damsel Maids, in Houston. The bridal collection was recently showcased at the Bridal Extravaganza in Houston, the nation's largest bridal expo. The alternative styling and innovative designs were well received by press and brides alike. You can see Harris' designs at

JENNIFER HOCKEMA, HDFS '05, completed a master's in nonprofit management at DePaul University in June 2012 and now works as program manager at Near North Unity Program in Chicago.

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.

AMBER (TULLLY) MATTHEWS, HTM '05, is assistant general manager at Courtyard by Marriott in Indianapolis.

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

ADRIENNE (HARRELL) NUDO, HTM '05, works for the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau as a senior sales manager in a remote-based location in Chicago.

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.

ERIC CHARLSON, HTM '06, is the director of human resources at the Park Hyatt Chicago.

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.

JESSICA EVERHART, NUR, BIO '06, is a CCRN at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. In 2012, she received the DAISY Award, which honors extraordinary nurses.

JOSEPH KUHMICHEL, HTM '06, is the assistant front office manager at the Inn of Chicago.

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

RISHI NIGAM, HTM '06, was promoted to vice president at International Speedway Corp. in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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

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

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.

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

CYNTHIA DELGADO, HTM '07, the senior convention service manager at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, is a "Stars of the Industry" nominee and 2012 Manager of the Year in the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

MATTHEW GEORGE, HSCI '07, earned a medical degree and is now doing 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.

LINDSAY VAUGHN, HTM '07, is assistant director of revenue management at Hilton Atlanta in Georgia.

DEREK BASSETT, CSR '08, is a senior consultant at CVS Caremark in Northbrook, Illinois.

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

STEPHANIE (SORENSEN) BOOTH, PSY '08, works for Hospira as a sales service specialist in Lake Forest, Ill.

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

MELINDA (PETERS) HENKE, NUR '08, received her certification in perioperative nursing (CNOR) at IU Health LaPorte Hospital in LaPorte, Ind.

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

GILLIAN HORSLEY, CSR '08, Bellport, N.Y., is the founder of, a unique online community for helping people on a personal level.

<KRISTIN KHANNA, HTM '08, of Garden Grove, Calif., was a member of the Sales Team of the Year in 2012 for Hyatt Hotels, as well as being named the Manager of the 4th Quarter. In 2011, she earned the Hyatt Performer Award.

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.

VALERIE (WATTERS) RYAN, CSR '08, is an inventory analyst at Gap Inc. in San Francisco.

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.

CHELSEA BEETS, HTM '09, is working in reservations/guest services for The Clear Creek Group in Jackson, Wyo.

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, Illinois.

RYAN J. DERUS, HSCI '09, is in his first year of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's MBA program and is working as a continuous improvement analyst at the Blood Center of Wisconsin.

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.

DEANNA STIEFEL, NUR '09, works for Aureus Medical Group as an emergency department traveling nurse in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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, is working for U.S. Bank as a mutual funds specialist in Milwaukee, Wis.

SARAH LEWIS, HTM '10, works as an event planner in the Office of Special Events at Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.

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.

IAN SCHALLER, HSCI '10, is a health physicist at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois.

BRENT SEMANICK, HTM '10, is the manager of the Terra Café at Metwest Terra Hospitality in Teton Village, Wyo.

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

LESLIE STAUFFER, HDFS '10, works at Northfield Jr/Sr High School as a school counselor in Macy, Ind.

GAVIN M. BIDELMAN, PHD SLHS '11, is an assistant professor at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tenn.

Chelsea Hayes

CHELSEA HAYES, HK '11, was elected to the position of national second vice president of Delta Sigma Theta, the largest black sorority in the world. After graduating from Purdue, she received a master's degree in corporate communication from Northwestern University. She currently works in human resources at GE Capital in Chicago.

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.

SUSAN WAKELAND, HDFS '11, Lafayette, Ind., is working at Bauer Family Resources as a home-based family specialist.

JANELLE WASHBURN, PSY '11, received a master's degree in clinical social work from University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She specialized in working with older adults and received the Sonia G. Berz Award for Outstanding Work and Promise in the Field of Aging by faculty nomination.

JELENA (TESOVIC) WRIGHT, PSY '11, is an information systems specialist at Cummins Behavioral Health Systems Inc. in Avon, Indiana.

MEGAN FISCH, HSCI '12, is a microbiologist for Silliker, Inc., in Chicago Heights, Ill.

PAIGE MILLS, HDFS '12, is teaching English at Ban San Faan Children's Home in Thailand.

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

COURTNEY (ELSTEN) GINDER, PSY '13, is a technical writer at LHP Telematics LLC in Westfield, Indiana.

MELISSA MILLER, HTM '13, is front desk manager at White Lodging Services, Aloft Chicago City Center.

Though their conferred degrees may have come from departments named differently at the time, the alumni listed in Generations are matched with the academic units by the current names.


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