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Dee Wampler ’62 (Springfield, Mo.) was featured on nationwide television in India, Sri Lanka, parts of Pakistan, and several other countries with an audience of 700 million.


Carolyn ‘Carole’ Lambert ’73 (Springfield, Mo.) received the “Saidie” Lifetime Achievement Award from Tulsa’s Association for Women in Communication.

Dr. Rosalyn Thomas ’74 M.Ed ’78 (Springfield, Mo.) completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University.

Dr. Thomas Carter ’76 (Geneva, Ill.) was named “2018 College-wide Outstanding Full-time Faculty Member” at College of DuPage.


Rev. Steven Wilson ’87 (Carthage, Mo.) was named to the Mercy Carthage Hospital Board.


Dana (Cannady) Havens ’90 (Nixa, Mo.) was featured in Springfield Business Journal as a “Trailblazer” due to her success as a financial advisor.

Robert Haik ’92 (Springfield, Mo.) was named one of the Springfield Business Journal’s “2018 Men of the Year” honorees.

Rebecca (Steubing) Holman ’95 (Steele, Mo.) became a licensed clinical social worker.

Jeffery Stockard ’95 (Kansas City, Mo.) is currently on his 4th presidential recall to active duty and his 8th deployment.

Chaplain Jason Brawner ’96 (Springfield, Mo.) was named one of the Springfield Business Journal’s “2018 Men of the Year” honorees.

Deborah (Berini) McGrew ’97 (Galveston, Texas) was appointed president of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Monica Fulton ’98 (Waynesville, Mo.) received a Consummate Professional Award from the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals.

Timothy Garrison ’98 (Springfield, Mo.) was confirmed as the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

Melanie (Earl) Replogle ’99 (Springfield, Mo.) is now the director of annual giving and stewardship at Drury University.


Andrea (Aikins) ’01 MAC ’12 and Matthew Battaglia ’01 MBA ’09 (Springfield, Mo.) are the new owners of Girls Clothing Hut.

Dr. Monica Davis ’01 (Rolla, Mo.) was named “2018 Missouri Distinguished Principal” for the South Central Region by the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals.

Kristen (Wannenmacher) Bright ’03 (Springfield, Mo.) was elected to partner at BKD.

Dr. Sara Cochran ’04 MAC ’06 (Columbia, Mo.) received a Schulze Publication Award for a piece titled “Every College Student Should Take a Course in Entrepreneurship” from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exchange.

Juli (Toler) Pascoe ’04 (Strafford, Mo.) was elected to partner at BKD.

Lisa (Call) Chrisman ’05 (Springfield, Mo.) was promoted to senior consultant at BKD.

Meg Myers Morgan ’05 (Tulsa, Okla.) released her second book, Everything is Negotiable: The 5 Tactics to Get What You Want in Life, Love, and Work, published by Seal Press.

Amanda Callaway ’06 (Springfield, Mo.) was named Biz417 “10 For the Next 10.”

Ryan Stewart ’06 (Battlefield, Mo.) joined Bruxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective as an architect.

Jimmy Vandegriff’06 (Lebanon, Mo.) released a book of daily devotions titled W.O.R.D.

Audra (Hodge) Uzzell ’07 (Bois D’ Arc, Mo.) was named a finalist for the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year for Springfield Public Schools.

Jessica Allison ’08 (Springfield, Mo.) earned a Ph.D. in History from Florida International University.

Diana (Fox) Bentele ’08 (Laquey, Mo.) earned an M.A. in Professional Technical Writing and a Graduate Certificate in Conflict and
Dispute Resolution at Missouri State University.

Amanda (Taylor) Snelson ’08
(Culver City, Calif.) was promoted to Associate at ZGF. Design Futures Council named her as one of eight “Emerging Leaders” at the organization’s 16th annual Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design.

Mallorie Rodak ’09 (Dallas, Texas) was recognized as a “Top 32 Advertising Professionals Under 32” in Dallas, Texas.


Dr. Whitney Bair ’10 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Duff Family Dental as a dentist.

Rachel (Regan) Johnson ’10 (Rolla, Mo.) published her first book, Mrs. Johnson and Ant Attack.

James “David” Maxson ’10 (State College, Pa.) earned a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Culture degree at Penn State University.

Deryk Morelock ’10 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Nixon and Lindstrom
Insurance as a habitational insurance specialist.

Dr. Stephanie Ryder ’10 (Englewood, Colo.) is now a spinal cord injury medicine fellow at Craig Hospital.

Blake Wixsom ’10 (Mount Vernon, Mo.) was featured in the Diamond 9 presented by B.J.’s Trophy Shop.

Colleen (Pickett) Mathis ’11 (Liberty, Mo.) joined the LMH Pediatric Hospitalists Group.

Slone DeLong ’12 (Naples, Fla.) received the Tech Woman of the Year Award from the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership.

Garret Shelenhamer ’12 (Washington, D.C.) became an extern of clinical assessments in the DC Child Court System.

Dr. Kelsey McPherson ’13 (Ozark, Mo.) earned a Ph. D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with an emphasis in medicinal chemistry from the University of Mississippi.

Ellen Bennett ’14 (Springfield, Mo.) started a new job at Greenland School District as a middle school counselor.

Megan Hasenmueller ’14 (Manchester, Mo.) joined Winfield High School as an English language arts teacher.

Lacon Smith ’14 (Springfield, Mo.) completed judicial clerkship and began working as an associate at the law office of Adam Woody.

Kari Hanson ’15 (Saint Louis, Mo.) started a new job at ADP helping companies expose existing liabilities.

Trevor Richards ’15 (Aviston, Ill.) signed a minor league deal with the Marlin’s minor league team.

Samantha Behen ’16 (Kansas City, Mo.) was promoted to SEO team lead at Campaignium.

Cory Bledsoe ’16 (Springfield, Mo.) started a new job at GE Johnson
Construction Company.

Brittany Hall ’16 (Hendersonville, Tenn.) joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville as an emergency room RN.

Lauren Southard M.Arch ’16 (Springfield, Mo.) joined Esterly, Schneider and Associates Inc.

Katheryn (Young) Spencer ’16 (Springfield, Mo.) is now the prospect researcher at Drury University.

Joshua Cantrell M.Ed ’17 (Marshfield, Mo.) was named a finalist for the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year for Springfield Public Schools.

Alexis Locke ’17 (Springfield, Mo.) was promoted to marketing
manager at the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

Cole M.Arch ’18 (Katy, Texas) joined Esterly, Schneider and Associates Inc.

Dillon Crow ’18 (Lakewood, Mo.) started a new job at CK Advertising.

Christian Holzer M.Arch ’18 (Springfield, Mo.) joined BRR Architecture as an architectural designer.

Brian Lanigan ’18 (Warrenton, Mo.) was the recipient of the “2018
New American Colleges and Universities Student Prize
for Excellence in Research.”

Branden Surgnier MAC ’18 (Springfield, Mo.) was hired
as the public information officer for the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management.


Tyler Kraig Arthur ’15 to Maeve Eavan Goad

Barbara (Hickam) Brucks ’78 to Tom Lewis

Aria Morton MNCL ’18 to Derrick Spears


Wiley Joe to Meagan (Smith) ’04 MAC ’11 and Jason Mitchell ’01

Margaret Marie to Dr. Garrett ’05 and Jennifer (Adams) Alderfer ’05

Parker Wayne and Paisley Jean to Brittany (Crouthers) ’10 and Eric Nichols

Grayson Elliot to Dr. Summer (Hilton) ’07 and Austin Williamson ’02


Madison and Finlee join the Griffith family – Laura Griffith ’02



Hadley LaRae to Dorothy Pearman ’16

Whitley Paige to Terri (Francka) M.Ed ’98 and Ryan Schaffitzel M.Ed ’01

Wallace Ray to Karlena “Karli” (Courtney) ’11 and Chris
Kaempfe ’11 MBA ’13

Calvin Patrick to Lindsey (Uchtman) ’09 and Sean Callery


Aleen (McSpadden) Potter ’37 M. Charlotte (McClung) Dykema ’39
R. Maxine (Lunsford) Wester ’41
Dr. John Herweg ’43
Mary (Rogers) Hyde ’44
Dorothy (Long) Jewell ’46
Marjorie (Fly) Zimmerman ’46
James Nicholson ’47
Shirley (Sweetin) O’Connor ’48
Patricia (Adams) Kallenbach ’49
Kenneth Miller ’49
James Rahm ’49
Catherine (O’Reilly) Anderson ’50
Ralph Goerke ’50
James Guthrie ’50
Mona (Land) Tourlentes ’50
Joanne ‘Dixie’ (Griffith) Hertzig ’51
Betty (Farnham) Roderick ’51
Rev. John Sandford ’51
Dr. John Kiefer ’52
A. Clay Boone ’53
Elilzabeth (Stratton) Carlson ’55
Lucia (Snyder) Patterson ’55
George Vanderbilt ’55 MBA ’71
Dr. Robert Wagnon ’55
Neal Anderson ’56
Nancy (Wright) Broughton ’56
Capt. Thomas Kilpatrick ’56
Marilyn ‘June’ (McAdams)
Nelson ’57
Sally (Vincent) Plank ’57
Wanda (Rosenbaum) Rimer M.Ed ’57
Alice ‘Eleanor’ (Rainey)
Thompson ’57
Bud Engleman M.Ed ’58
Lucille (Shy) Doing M.Ed ’59
Richard French ’59
Donald Provance M.Ed ’59
Mary Lou (Meir) Sallee M.Ed ’59
Irvin Johnson M.Ed ’60
William Schatz M.Ed ’60
A. June (Foglesong) Fender M.Ed ’61
Dr. Ronald Swift ’61
Grace (Spence) Anderson ’62
Noel Hughes ’59 M.Ed ’62
Patricia (McClure) Hughes ’63
Arthur Rowden M.Ed ’63

Walker Craig M.Ed ’64

Coy Hart ’64
Glenn Romines ’65
The Honorable Theodore Scott ’65
Willard “Tom” Thompson ’66
Michael Wallar ’66
Florence (Kelly) Brown M.Ed ’67
James “Scott” Chalmers ’67
Opal (Smith) Kolar M.Ed ’67
Jack Holzer ’68
Howard Jensen MBA ’68Charles VanZyverden M.Ed ’68
Richard Hughes ’69
John King ’69
John McCullars M.Ed ’69
Florence (Carpenter) Kauffman ’70
Alan Bogle ’71
Norma (Hale) Holden M.Ed ’72
Dr. M. Joseph Olk ’72
Billy (Moore) Piland M.Ed ’73
Shirley (Crow) Sullins M.Ed ’74
Dr. Pamela Meyer ’74
Lee “Jay” Montgomery ’74
Frederick Brice M.Ed ’75
Mildred (Hensley) Rutan ’75 M.Ed ’75
Dr. Lynn Shaffer ’75
Robert Severing ’78
Joyce (Walker) Roberts ’83
Judith Wooldridge M.Ed ’83
Gary Howk ’90
Kathleen (Van Hooser) Noe M.Ed ’91
Robert Bayless M.Ed ’92
Scott Mitchell ’92
Russell Aldredge ’93
Lelia Green ’95
Mary Ann (Hobbs) Higginbotham ’95
Patrick Roper ’97
Bobby Drake ’99
Todd Gammon ’01
Mark Stubbeman ’04
Jeremiah “Jerry” Barsby ’05
Larry Sillyman ’05
Janette Garner-Fitzgerald ’08
Allen Lafferty ’08
Mark Huett ’09