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Cecile (Jordan) Carlson ’70 is retired from Spirit Catholic Radio in Omaha, Nebraska. Cecile and husband, Charles, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in December 2019.

Andrew “Drew” Bogner ’79 will retire in June 2020. Bogner was provost at Newman University for nine years before becoming president at Molloy College in 2000.

Mary Miller ’94 began a new teaching job at Centre, USD 397.

Latisha (Dodson) Haag ’97 is now a faculty development training specialist at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.

Amanda (Wiemerstage) Simons ’97 became the digital media manager for Advantage Marketing in Wichita, Kansas.

Crystal (Mindrup) McMillin ’98 started a new career as treasurer at GL Homes in Florida.

Mindy (Mitchell) Taber ’98 holds a planning review position at B & B Airparts in Wichita, Kansas.

LaDessa Forrest ’00 became an associate administrator for Encompass Health in Houston.

Craig Rust ’02 is the new principal at Lakin High School, USD 215, in Lakin, Kansas.

Charles Matt Seimers, Ph.D. ’02 is the new dean of education at Eastern Oregon University beginning summer of 2019.

Karen Reedy ’03 is teaching third grade at Concordia Elementary School, USD 333.

Lesia Dipman ’05 was named superintendent for Larned State Hospital in May 2019.

Melody (Bless) Garcia ’05 joined the staff at K-State Research and Extension – Kearny County as a family and community wellness extension agent in June, 2019.

Patricia Long ’05 will be teaching Spanish at Lakin High School, USD 215, during the 2019-20 academic year.

Amanda Walden ’07 became a pediatric nurse practitioner for Holy Family Medical Associates in Wichita, Kansas.

Cheryl (Kastner) Weber ’07, ’12 and husband, Kevin, welcomed their fourth child, Edward Keith Weber, on June 23, 2018.

Amy (Gensweider) Salyers ’08 and husband, Cam, welcomed Leo Alan Salyers Feb. 11, 2019.

Delenia (Carson) Hamlin ’09 started a new teaching position at USD 413, Chanute, Kansas.

Andrea Unrein ’09 became the graphic designer for Goodwill Industries of Kansas in July, 2019.

Jeffrey Rolfes ’10 is a scientist for Noblis located in Virginia.

Jenna Dreiling ’11 was named elementary teacher of the year by USD 428, Great Bend, Kansas.

Christopher Stanley, M.D. ’11 graduated from residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine- Wichita’s Family Medicine Residency program at Wesley Medical Center.

Cooper Stewart, M.D. ’11 graduated from residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita’s Family Medicine Residency program at Ascension Via Christi.

Cole Gillenwater, M.D. ’12 graduated from residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita’s Family Medicine Residency program at Wesley Medical Center.

Anna (Scheuffele) Rempel, M.D. ’12 graduated from residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine- Wichita’s Family Medicine Residency program at Smoky Hill in Salina, Kansas.

Elyse (Pachta) Rottinghaus ’13 became associate veterinarian at Wamego Veterinary Clinic in Wamego, Kansas.

Paula Jones ’14 is the new director of nursing at the Nicol Home in Glasco, Kansas.

Patrick “Dustin” Johnson ’15 began teaching junior high school English language arts courses at Sedgwick schools and is assistant coach for the Sedgwick High School volleyball team.

Megan Rucker ’15 elevated to fellow of the Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists in the spring of 2019.

Sara (Spicer) Radell ’15 and husband, Josh Radell, welcomed a new baby boy, David, Jan. 10, 2019.

John Turner ’15 became the new fire chief for the Derby Fire Department July 1, 2019.

Ashton (Schrag) Kendall ’16 is the new director of the Agape Center in Wichita, Kansas.

Wesley Williams ’16 handles public policy for the Republican Governor’s Public Policy Committee in Washington, D.C.

Courtney Magee ’17 was named USD 446 Teacher of the Month for March 2019.

Cheyenne Rouse ’17 is the new graphic designer for the American Holistic Nurses Association in Topeka, Kansas.

Victorino Alvarado ’17 became the new ESL / at-risk coordinator for USD 347 in Kinsley, Kansas.

Deborah “Debbie” Davis ’17 is a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Sacred Heart School

Jacob Wayman ’17 started a new career at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas as business development executive.

Chelsea Gates ’18 began her teaching career as a third grade teacher at Marshall Elementary in Eureka, Kansas.

MacKayla Owen ’18 joined the teaching staff at USD 286 in Sedan, Kansas.

Karen Salsbery ’18 joined the Prairie View staff as an outpatient care provider at The Resiliency Center by Safehope in Newton, Kansas.