07 Paul Cleland, M.D. and Casey Lawson, July 18, 2015. Paul is a family practitioner and primary care doctor in Wichita.
’11 Anna Davis and Brian Hess, May 16, 2015. Anna is a RN at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, Wichita.
’13 Katie Traffas and Austin Barrientos, on June 20, 2015.
’13 Elyse Pachta and Damian Rottinghaus, on June 28, 2015. Elyse is in her third year of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.
’15 Austin Solis and Nicole Rau, June 14, 2015.
Born to ’06 Robin and ’07 Leah (Booth) Parker, a daughter, Rylee Kenna, on April 9, 2015.
Born to ’07 Michael and Gina Boykins, a son, Cruz Atlas Boykins, on July 9, 2015.
Born to ’15 Katy (Costello) and Will Durant, a son, Eli David, on Feb. 9, 2015. Katy began work as an 8th grade math teacher at Derby (Kan.) Middle School this fall.
’52 Charlene Eisenbart, OP and ’67 Renee Dreiling, OP celebrated 50 years of service as Sisters of the Dominican Sisters of Peace.
’79 Lorie (Leason) O’Neill is an administrator/registered nurse in plastic surgery in Waco, Texas.
’88 Richard Ward is a medical technologist at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
’89 Michelle Stegman is the human resource manager for the City of Ottawa, Kan.
’91 Chris Siefers was promoted to advertising customer support manager at Brainworks Software, Wichita.
’93 Dan Balman is a social studies and video productions teacher at Hays High School in Hays, Kan.
’97 Brett Ruckle is a field service engineer for Pratt & Whitney Canada in Grapevine, Texas. He is married to ’96 Carol (Johnson) Ruckle.
’97 Lura (Dahlem) Owen is the CEO and international wellness practitioner and executive life coach at Living A LOT Inc., Enid, Okla.
’98 David Maneth is the technology educator and yearbook advisor at Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet Middle School in Wichita.
’99 Aubree Pacheco works in inside sales at Twinstar, Inc., in Denver, Colo.
’01 Mike Abasolo is head coach for the boys’ basketball team in Mulvane (Kan.) High School. Abasolo teaches journalism for grades 9-12. His wife, ’03 Amanda (Dugger) Abasolo, is a nurse practitioner at Grace Med. They have four children.
’01 Reg Srajer is the e-communications technical specialist at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in Tulsa, Okla.
’04, ’08 Adrian Webb is a CPA accountant for CBIZ in Wichita.
’05 Kandace Walton is a sales manager at Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita.
’05 Melissa (Plymale) Edwards is the inventory control I at ICM, Colwich, Kan.
’06 Niki (Lee) Manbeck is the group event coordinator at the Alley Indoor Entertainment Center, Wichita.
’06 Kate Meyer is an RN at Via Christi Hospital St. Theresa, Wichita, Kan.
’07 Patrick Koch is a trauma control nurse at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
’07 Heather (Park) Smith is a product manager and marketer for Kids II in Atlanta, Ga.
’08 Daniel Bryan is the religion teacher at Bishop Kelly High School in Tulsa, Okla. He recently received the distinguished De La Salle Award for teachers who witness Gospel principles and values, and exemplify a spirit of faith and zeal characterized in the life of St. John the Baptist De La Salle.
’11 Margaret Jean DiSilvestro graduated from University of Kansas School of Law in 2014 and is now contracts coordinator at Textron in Wichita.
’13 Luke Barnwell is the head basketball coach at Sunrise Christian Academy, Wichita.
’13 Anna Kimrey is an Intensive English instructor at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. She resides in Kansas City, Mo.
’13 Allison Lamm is a lead case manager at DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers in Wichita.
’13 Kara Simon entered the Kansas State University pre-medicine program this fall.
’14 Nicholas Eden is the youth ministries coordinator at Light of the World Catholic Church in Littleton, Colo.
’14 Blake Freeland, who is coordinator
of the Migrant Family Literacy Program at Garden City Community College, is expecting a son in August with his wife, Kim. The Freelands live in Holcomb, Kan.
’14 Stacy Waters is a certified occupational therapy assistant at RehabCare and at Key Rehabilitation in Dodge City, Kan.
’15 Kayla Beckham works in the Pediatric ICU and Burn Unit at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita.
’15 Erica Carter is records coordinator at Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC in Wichita.
’15 Tara Dake-Czepiel was accepted into the Georgetown University Graduate School for the 2015-2016 academic year. She finished her post-graduate certification in executive leadership from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. In the summer she was a marking supervisor for Costco Wholesale, Wichita.
’15 Renhong Fritts was accepted into the Health Careers Pathways program at the University of Kansas.
’15 Lori Gale, MBA is the benefits coordinator at Starkey, Inc. in Wichita.
’15 Raney Good was accepted into the School of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas.
’15 Stephanie Grogan was accepted into the School of Dentistry at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb.
’15 Megan Holick was accepted into the physician assistant program at WSU.
’15 Haley Hungate is an accountant with Flint Hills Resources in Wichita.
’15 Anna Le was accepted into the occupational therapy program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
’15 Ashton Lee moved to Mission, Kan., and has begun her physical therapy program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
’15 Ryan McCarthy was accepted into the optometry program at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla.
’15 Angela McDaneld began law school at Washburn University this fall.
’15 Jordan Ollenberger was accepted into the physical therapy program at WSU.
’15 Erika Ekengren, ’15 Andrew Hild, ’15 Brandon Layton,’15 Michael Oakes, ’15 Amanda Raney and ’15 Nicole Shaw are in their first year of medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
’37 Mary Margaret (Green) Shults, on July 19, 2015.
Mary Blanchat, sister of ’48 Sr. Mary Schoenecker, on June 30, 2015.
Frances Diller, mother of ’49 Marcella Diller, ’54 Coletta Diller, ’58, ’63 Kathleen (Diller) Knoeber, ’61 Rose (Diller) Crandall, ’62 Margaret Diller, and ’64 Janice (Diller) McFadden, on July 10, 2015.
’50 Mary Margaret (Winters) Grelinger,
on May 10, 2015, and Lawrence Grelinger, on Aug. 7, 2015. They are the parents of Newman Board of Trustees member ’83 Bart Grelinger, M.D., and ’84 Mary (Grelinger) Jones, and grandparents of ’09 Katie (Grelinger) Rosell, ’11 Adam Grelinger and ’15 Sarah Jones.
’58 Lorene Orth, ASC, on April 28, 2015.
Mike Cardenas, husband of ’58 Jeanne (Lobmeyer) Cardenas, M.A., on June 19, 2015. Jeanne is Professor Emerita (English and Communication) at Newman.
’64 Janice Marie Newberry, on March 28, 2015.
’64 Kathy (Renner) Dugas, on July 26, 2015.
’66 Carol Meyer on June 29, 2015.
’70 Mary Wilma Goeckner, ASC, on Sept. 4, 2014.
’76 Mary Beth Borst, on April 11, 2015.
’03 Julia (Chavez) Baum, on July 19, 2015.
(Hon) Professor Fran Jabara, on July 25, 2015.
Friends of the University Obituaries
Mike Corn, husband of Cindy Corn, Newman administrative assistant in the Graduate Education Program, on April 27, 2015.
Derek Rudd, son of Connie Rudd, Newman administrative assistant in the Nursing Program, on June 5, 2015.