Karen R. Burke, MA ’01, has been appointed to the Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors in Texas. She is a school counselor for the Austin Independent School District.
ALTUS AFB, OKLA.
Dave Wooden, MA ’81, is the new city manager for the city of Broken Arrow, Okla.
Stewart Stanfield, MA ’99, was appointed chief of police for the town of Sawyer, Okla. He is a decorated U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force veteran.
BOLLING AFB, D.C.
Maj. Amy S. Henderson-Bumgarner, MA ’98, recently graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., earning a master’s degree in stabilization and reconstruction. She is a commander and special investigator in the U.S. Air Force.
Randall Aragon, MA ’87, is the new chief of police for the town of La Marque, Texas.
Col. David Almand, MA ’95, was named a National Security Affairs Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
David D. Mobley, MA ’02, is the new interim county administrator for Dillon County, S.C.
Alan Wax, MA ’86, is the new fire chief for the town of Des Plaines, Ill. He was previously the fire chief for the town of Highland Park, Ill.
Col. Andrew Jurchenko, (Ret.), MA ’92, is the new director of Brenau University’s South Atlanta campus in Fairburn, Ga.
William M. Eggert, MBA ’93, is the senior manager, marketing operations, for CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business.
Lt. Col. Andy Knights, (Ret.), MBA ’97, recently retired from the U.S. Army. He is currently working as the chief operations officer at Casa Designs LLC in Huntsville, Ala.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.
Col. John P. Hess, MA ’89, recently retired from the U.S. Army after 26 years of service. He last served as assistant chief of staff for mission operations at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Contracting Command.
Col. Jackson “Lee” Flake, (Ret.), MA ’93, recently received the “NOVA Award” from Lockheed Martin, the highest honor given to employees.
Brig. Gen. Martin Whelan, MA ’93, is the new director, Combat Support Directorate, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.
Col. John M. Odey, MA ’94, is the new commander of the Air Force Network Integration Center at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
George Sanderlin, MS ’04, recently accepted a position as the command lead, Cyber Professional Development at the Air Force Space Command.
Mary Goodwin, MA ’04, was recently profiled in the Athens Banner-Herald. She is the director of case management services at St. Mary’s Health Care Services in Athens, Ga.
Mona Lisa Anderson, MBA ’05, was named “Teacher of the Year” at Ridgeland High School in the Jasper County School District in South Carolina.
Catherine Shuler, MA ’08, is the new Orangeburg, S.C. Consolidated School District 3 board member. She is a real estate agent.
Jennifer Fairweather, MA ’00, is an affiliate professor at Regis University, facilitating courses for the College of Professional Studies in the area of human resources in Denver, Colo.
Bree Fransen, MBA ’07, is a project manager at Jones International University. She is also a consultant for Care Fusion.
ENGLAND AFB, LA.
Tom Fewell, MA ’79, is the new chief executive officer at Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas. He was previously the CEO at Helena Regional Medical Center in Helena, Ark.
Zakir H. Syed, MBA ’09, is the new senior manager, Realty Research, Analysis and Planning, for Wal-Mart.
FITZSIMONS HOSPITAL, COLO.
Mark E. Madden, MA ’84, was recently promoted to professor of aviation technology at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is also the Professional Piloting Program chairperson.
FT. BLISS, TEXAS
Emma Acosta, MBA ’04, was elected as the El Paso, Texas District 3 City Council representative.
Lt. Cmdr. Lionel Rincon, Jr., MA ’05, was recently sworn in as the commander of the Navy Operational Support Center, Arsenal Island.
Israel Castillo, MA ’07, MBA ’08, is the new SV3 lead technician for SA IT Services.
FT. IRWIN, CALIF.
Maj. William Frobe, MA ’04, was promoted to Chief, Information Services Section - 8th Theater Sustainment Command in the U.S. Army.
FT. JACKSON, S.C.
Kerby Ross, MA ’90, won two first-place ribbons at the World Taxidermy Championships in St. Charles, Mo. He also recently retired from his job as a detention officer with the Yavapai County, Ariz. Sheriff’s Office.
Linda Champion Gamble, MA ’95, is an assistant state treasurer in the South Carolina State Treasurer’s Office.
FT. LEAVENWORTH, KAN.
Col. Mark Wallace, (Ret.), MA ’97, was recently appointed to oversee American Systems’ test and evaluation capabilities in Sierra Vista/Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
Col. Sylvester Cotton, MA ’99, is the new commander of the Information Systems Engineering Command at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
Lt. Col. William R. McDonough, MA ’00, graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pa., earning a master’s degree in strategic studies.
Col. Bobby J. Brown, MA ’01, was promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force.
Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, MA ’01, was the guest speaker for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Veterans Day program, which was partnered with the U.S. Army, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and 11 Good Energy. He is currently a motivational speaker to various pro football teams and was a linebacker at West Point in the 1980s.
Lt. Col. LaFonda “Faye” Jernigan, MA ’02, recently retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years.
Lt. Col. Eugene Shearer, MA ’02, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. He is the commander of the 710th Brigade Support Battalion at Fort Drum, N.Y.
Lt. Col. Ciro Stefano
Lt. Col. Ernest A. McIntyre Jr., MA ’03, recently retired from the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Lt. Col. Erik G. Rude, MA ’04, assumed command of the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Brigade, Camp Humphreys, Pyongtaek-Gun, South Korea.
Lt. Col. James Spence, MBA ’08, is the new leader of the Army ROTC program at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich.
Lt. Col. Ciro C. Stefano, MBA ’08, was recently promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.
FT. LEONARD WOOD, MO.
Robert J. Walker, MA ’83, was named “Outstanding Educator of the Year for Ethiopia, Africa” by the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help. He also recently took a position as chair of the Education Department for Southwest Tennessee Community College.
Robert J. Walker
Lt. Col. E. Franklin Evans, (Ret.), MA ’87, MA ’88, won the “2009 Military Writer Society of America Founder’s Award.” He is the author of “Stand To…A Journey to Manhood.”
JoAnn Chambers, MA ’89, is the new chief of staff for the Defense Commissary Agency. She was previously the chief of staff for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s European Region.
Lt. Col. Glenda J. Lock, MA ’02, recently graduated from the U.S. Army War College Department of Distance Education Program at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pa. She is a commander at the Vilseck Clinic in Germany.
Maj. Stacy E. Rodgers, MS ’03, was recently promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army. She currently teaches at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Christopher E. Thiltgen, MS ’07, was named “Employee of the Month” for September 2009 by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. He is an Environmental Specialist III with the Land Reclamation Program, Division of Environmental Quality.
FT. SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS
Maj. Gen. Darrell D. Jones, MA ’84, is the new commander, Air Force District of Washington, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
Joyce Lynn Jones-Davis, MA ’89, received the “NAACP Veteran of the Year Award” from the Metropolitan Kalamazoo, Mich. Branch of the NAACP. She is a singer and wrote a song, “A Tribute to Military Women.”
Michael Hansen, MA ’93, is the new president and chief executive officer of Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus, Neb.
David Hook, MA ’95, recently conducted a discussion on air and space security issues post Sept. 11, 2001 for “The Space Show.”
Lt. Col. Nolan Corpuz, MA ’02, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.
SFC David Bush, MA ’04, recently retired from the U.S. Army.
Lt. Col. Bryan L. Runion, MA ’04, was recently promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He is the operations officer for the 434th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
FT. SMITH, ARK.
Rona Curphy, MBA ’99, is the new chief executive officer for the Casa Grande Regional Medical Center in Casa Grande, Ariz. She was previously the interim CEO and vice president for patient services.
Kjell H. Stroem ’98 is a project manager at Roland Berger, a consulting agency in Munich, Germany.
Myriam Felber ’03 recently took the position of editorial assistant for the World Health Organization.
Delia Deane ’04, CERT ’04, is the new product manager for Axel Springer Schweiz in Zurich, Switzerland.
Shlomit Miky Dan, MA ’03, recently published an article in Diplomacy and Business Issues, a publication in Switzerland.
Chris Jansen, MA ’06, recently accepted the position of finance officer for South Sudan at Medair, an international crisis relief agency.
John Michael Kern, MA ’08, is the new program advisor for Active Languages in Geneva, Switzerland.
GREAT LAKES NAVAL HOSPITAL, ILL.
Felicia Medina, MA ’06, is the new deputy county administrator for Yuma County in Arizona. She was previously the human resources director for the county.
Jil Littlejohn, MBA ’04, is the new executive director of the Greenville YWCA.
Monique Lee, MA ’03, is the new assistant director of the Fort Worth Police Department.
Derek Boyd Hankerson, MA ’06, recently made several presentations on the contributions of African Americans in Florida. He is a managing partner with Freedom Road, LLC, an African American independent film company.
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Deborah Neff, BA ’96 is the new business development officer at Adams Dairy Bank in Blue Springs, Mo.
Annette Small, BSN ’08, is the chief executive officer for St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, Mo.
Lt. Gen. Lloyd Austin, MA ’89, was assigned as director, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.
Patricia Fagin, MA ’90, is the new head of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, N.J. She was previously the principal of Villa Duchesne High School in St. Louis.
Diane Aaron, MAT ’91, was named the “2009 Middle School Physical Educator of the Year” by the Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She is a physical education teacher at Hocker Grove Middle School in Shawnee, Kan.
Brig. Gen. Walter M. Golden, Jr., MA ’92, is the new director, J-1, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
Rollin Jackson, MBA ’96, was awarded the “Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.”
Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands, MA ’96, was recently promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army. He currently serves as chief, General Officer Management Office, Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.
Steve Roberts, MBA ’00, MA ’03, is the new vice president and general manager for Schendel Pest Services, Topeka, Kan.
Dennis Boykin, MBA ’01, is the new vice president and general manager of Federal Solutions for Windward IT Solutions, Herndon, Va.
Rachel Banks, MAT ’06, is a third-grade teacher at Spring Hill Intermediate School.
Ginger Bliss, MA ’06, is the new vice president of strategic planning and business development for Carondelet Health in the Kansas City area.
LAS VEGAS, NEV.
Ismael Lopez-Ferratt, MBA ’02, recently began working at Western Assistive Technology Consulting, a community resource and medical equipment supplier in Las Vegas, Nev.
LEIDEN, THE NETHERLANDS
Hakan Ozten ’93 is the new executive director of retail banking and foreign branches at Akbank N.V. in the Netherlands.
Ruben Avila Menezes ’06 is an advisor to the Office of the Portuguese High Commissioner for Health.
Mattijn Heijne, MBA ’05, is the new international trade consultant for eXpancom Inc., an international trade and business development company.
Alon de Lieme, MA ’08, is the new junior service delivery manager at Fujitsu Services.
LITTLE ROCK AFB, ARK.
Brig. Gen. Mark Schissler, MA ’85, is the new director, plans, programs and analyses, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany.
Col. Dwight C. Sones, MA ’95, is the new vice commander, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Del.
Lt. Col. Vixen D. James, MA ’06, is the new assistant professor of military science for the U.S. Army ROTC program at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Ark.
LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
Spencer W. Ellison, MA ’03, MA ’06, is the new director of public administration at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas.
Emily Stitt McMath, MBA ’03, recently took a job in business development at Marathon HR Services. She previously worked as a human resources manager at Bank of the Ozarks.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Taco van de Zandt, MA ’98, is the new team leader at KPN Getronics.
Marc-Antoine Pouyat, MA ’07, is the new digital account manager for Mediafed in London.
Laura Costello, MA ’90, was recently promoted to strategic marketing manager at Protective Coatings - North America, International Paint LLC.
Richard J. Brien, MBA ’99, is the new director of corporate development and training for The Sullivan University System in Ky.
Nancy Simon, MA ’01, is the new senior vice president and chief nursing officer for the Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas.
Delanor Manson, MA ’02, owns her own jewelry store, Koi Gallery, in Louisville, Ky. She was recently featured in the Louisville Courier-Journal for her sense of style.
Col. Louis B. Wingate, MA ’06, is the new Commander, Army Human Resources Command, in St. Louis, Mo.
Chris Owens, MA ’09, is the new director for the Louisville Metro Office for Women in Louisville, Ky.
LUKE AFB, ARIZ.
Perry Russell, MA ’04, MA ’05, is currently employed as a management analyst human resources specialist for the State of Arizona’s Department of Corrections.
MEMPHIS NSA, TENN.
Bernice Money, MA ’05, was promoted to program coordinator for the State of Tennessee Care and Medicaid Unit.
LaShundia Brooks, MA ’08, is the new president of Remington College’s West Region Campus in Houston, Texas.
Marsha Evans, MA ’09, was recently profiled in The Commercial Appeal, a publication in Memphis, Tenn.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.
Ann Herndon, MA ’87, was appointed to the Craven County, N.C. Board of Elections. She is a retired educator.
Charlene Hewitt, MA ’91, recently retired from serving as Florence, S.C. City Judge after working for the city for more than 30 years.
April Whittemore-Locklear, MA ’06, MA ’08, was a recipient of an award honoring American Indian achievement for 40 people under age 40. She is the co-owner of PickCans and Eye7Images.
Rennette Pee, MA ’07, was elected by the Marion County School Board to serve as a trustee for Marion School District 2 in Mullins, S.C.
Dr. E. Thomas Carroll, II, MA ’00, recently published, “Teddy Bears to Bombs,” a book designed to help people with anger management in Ocala, Fla.
Dr. Thomas Carroll
Soverly Jones-Smith, MA ’07, accepted a position as AIMS supervisor - a psychiatric recovery program at Lifestream Behavioral Center in Leesburg, Fla.
Dr. Godfrey Mendes, MBA ’98, is the new dean of global programs for Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.
Jerry White, MBA ’99, is the new chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Avista Solutions.
Joseph Ochipinti, MA ’07, was named vice president of marketing for the Gulf States Region of United Healthcare.
Jon Swope, MA ’01, is the new president and chief executive officer for St. John’s Health System in the Springfield, Mo., area.
Mark Pasquale, MBA ’02, is the new vice president of information services and chief information officer for Piedmont Healthcare.
POPE AFB, N.C.
Stephen Chandler Herrington, MA ’78, is the new management and marketing course coordinator for Virtual College, part of Fort Hays State University.
Lettie Bien, MA ’80, is serving in Iraq as a special advisor and was the Mistress of Ceremonies for an Iraqi Women’s Initiatives Conference held at Camp Victory, Iraq.
Moses Lee Harvin, MA ’85, was appointed to the Claflin University board of trustees. He is the president and chief executive officer of American Services Technology, Inc in Rockledge, Fla.
Brig. Gen. Joseph L. Bass, MA ’87, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army. He serves as the commander, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command in Fort Belvoir, Va.
Randolph Keaton, MA ’88, is the director of Men and Women United for Youth and Families in North Carolina.
Maj. Gen. Thomas W. Spoehr, MA ’93, was promoted to the rank of major general in the U.S. Army. He is the director, force development, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army in Washington, D.C.
Diana Fenton, MA ’06, is the co-owner of Southern New Hampshire Counseling Center in Nashua, N.H.
Lt. Col. Tharrel Kast, MBA ’07, is a new professor of military science at Middle Tennessee State University.
Lt. Col. Curtis T. Anderson, II, MA ’08, assumed command of the Army Forces Battalion, Joint Task Force-Bravo in Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.
Travis Waldron, MBA ’08, is the new director of the Cabarrus County Veterans Service Office in North Carolina.
Bambi Pelham, MA ’08, recently accepted the position of professional development instructor at Coastal Carolina Community College.
SAN DIEGO, CALIF.
Shirley Broz, MA ’93, is the new chief financial officer for Rockwood School District in Missouri.
Therese White, MA ’94, is the new manager of the Catastrophic Care team at MSC Care Management in Jacksonville, Fla.
SANTA TERESA, N.M.
Col. William E. Johnson, Jr., MA ’88, MBA ’95, is the new Mississippi National Guard’s state inspector general.
Patrick K. Moss, MA ’90, is the new executive director of the United States Virgin Island Housing Authority in Kingshill, V.I.
Brig. Gen. John G. Rossi, MA ’94, was recently promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army. He is the effects coordinator, III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas.
SCOTT AFB, ILL.
Jungus Jordan, MA ’76, was re-elected to the Fort Worth, Texas City Council District 6 seat.
Lawrence A. Kosiba, MA ’83, is the new executive director of the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center for the Salem Area Industrial Development Corporation in Salem, Ohio.
Alan J. Briding, MA ’94, was recently named an adjunct instructor of Emergency Services Management at the University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies.
Ranodore Foggs, MA ’00, is the new commander of investigations for the Illinois State Police Department.
Chief Master Sergeant John T. Salzman, MA ’01, is the new command chief master sergeant for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Maj. Gen. Eric W. Crabtree, MA ’02, was recently appointed to the rank of major general in the U.S. Air Force. He is the commander, 4th Air Force Reserve Command, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
SHAW AFB, S.C.
Paula Morris, MA ’06, was recently featured in the Lake City News and Post for her work as director of the Faith & Hope Intervention Program in Lake City, S.C.
SPACE COAST, FLA.
Daniel Colburn, MA ’03, recently accepted a position as a computer systems analyst for Northrop Grumman Corp. in California.
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Judith Baenen ’62 was awarded the “National Middle School Association Distinguished Service Award.” She speaks, writes and consults for NMSA and is the former president of St. Mary’s Academy, a Loretto school in Englewood, Colo.
Phillip Dieckow ’68 is an artist-in-residence in piano in the music division at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.
Joan Lipkin ’76 received numerous awards this past year for her involvement in community theatre. She is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her company, That Uppity Theatre Company in St. Louis.
David R. Prather ’82 is the new vice president of business development for American Vascular Access Centers.
Kevin Renick ’83 wrote the song for the credits of the feature film, “Up in the Air,” starring George Clooney. The film was shot mostly in the St. Louis area, and Renick originally gave a recording of the song, which is also titled “Up in the Air” to director Jason Reitman at a Q & A forum at Webster in St. Louis.
Leo Cortez, BFA ’84, was the director of “Camelot” at the Utah Festival Opera. He is the director of education and outreach and an actor with Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts Theaterfest in Santa Maria, Calif.
Genevieve Esson ’85 was one of nine artists chosen to paint a lion for a display on Delmar Blvd. in University City, Mo. Her lion was named “Winding Earth CamoLion.”
Judith Shimamoto ’86 is the recipient of the American Dental Hygienist’s Association and Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products’ “Hygienist Hero” award.
J.D. Merryweather ’88 was recently featured in the Oklahoma news source, News OK. He is co-owner of a new craft brewery called Coop Ale Works.
Cheri Kane ’90 is the new division president for The Outsource Group, a leading revenue cycle management firm headquartered in St. Louis.
Victoria L. Schultz ’91 had two of her charcoal drawings featured and was a finalist in the national American Kennel Club’s “Art Show at the Dog Show.” She is an illustrator who specializes in pet portraits through her company, Haute Hen in St. Louis.
Ed Rhode ’92 is the owner of Rhode Communications and a consultant for Mayor Francis Slay of St. Louis.
Marti Cortez ’94 was recently recognized as an “Inclusive Leader” by the St. Louis Business Journal.
Phil Bognar ’95 recently presented a history paper titled, “Louis Kossuth in America and St. Louis,” at the Hungarian American Educators Association meeting at University of California, Berkeley.
G. Douglas Bolen ’95 is the new vice president of information systems at TricorBraun packaging company in St. Louis.
Jeffrey M. Todt ’95 was promoted to assistant treasurer and vice president of accounting and management information systems for McBride & Son Companies in St. Louis.
Tanya Gillete, BFA ’96, is the stage manager for the national tour of “Mary Poppins,” the musical.
Jim Landro ’96 is the owner of Pulltab Productions in St. Louis. The company has shot more than 30 commercial spots that air on many networks, including Nickelodeon, ABC Family, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network.
Rob Weiman ’96 and his company, Mound City Auctions, recently set 502 world records for selling prices at a comic book auction in St. Charles, Mo.
Darin Slyman, BFA ’97, is the new owner and publisher of the Vital VOICE newspaper in St. Louis.
Darcella Craven ’98, MA ’00, received the “YWCA Metro St. Louis Nonprofit Management Award.” She is the director of the Veterans Business Resource Center.
Dr. Deepak Vyas ’98, MBA ’99, was named an “Inclusive Leader” by the St. Louis Business Journal. He is the chief executive officer of Redberri Global Corporation.
Tim Schmitt ’99 founded Backbone Rickshaw Inc., a rickshaw transportation company in Des Moines, Iowa.
Jim Butz, BFA ’00, will play the title role in “Hamlet” for the 2010 season of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, held in Forest Park.
Amanda Farrar ’00 recently took the position of executive director of Barrel of Monkeys, a performing arts ensemble that reaches out to Chicago public school children, Chicago, Ill.
Kelly Jackson ’00 is the new director of Marketing for EDM Incorporated in St. Louis.
Adam Jamal Craig ’02 has joined the cast of the new CBS drama “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Webster alum Rocky Carroll, BFA ’85, is also a cast member.
Kate Ewing ’02, MA ’03, was honored as one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 under 30,” which honors outstanding St. Louis-area business leaders under the age of 30. She is a marketing coordinator at Sigma-Aldrich, an international life science and high technology company.
Kerry Hayes ’02 is the new research and innovation specialist for the mayor of Memphis, Tenn.
Jeff Kapfer, BFA ’02, had his painting exhibit, “Birds,” featured at Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery in St. Louis.
Jill Manoff ’02 is the fashion editor of Alive Magazine in St. Louis. She is also the fashion director of St. Louis Fashion Week and creator and executive editor of new fashion blog Corridor40.
Ben Roseberry, BFA ’03, is starring as the hyena “Ed” in the San Diego production of Disney’s “The Lion King,” San Diego, Calif.
Amanda Wokurka-Marmer ’03, MA ’08, is the new director of marketing and communications for St. Elizabeth Academy in St. Louis. She is also an adjunct professor in the School of Communications at Webster.
Sean Frye, BFA ’03, recently had his artwork shown at the Star Clipper in St. Louis.
Cathryn Wojcicki Dixson ’04, MA ’08, is the new communications manager for editorial at the National Corn Growers Association in Chesterfield, Mo.
Rob Severson ’05 was a contestant on the game show, “Jeopardy.”
Scott Eagle ’06 is the president of High Level Studios LLC, a Web site and Web application development company in St. Louis.
Sharon M. Hicks ’06 is the new senior human resource consultant at HR Creations LLC in
St. Louis, Mo.
Gabe Bullard ’07 was featured on the NPR show “Morning Edition” where he broadcast a story about football in Louisville, Ky. He is a reporter for Louisville’s NPR station 89.3 FM WFPL.
Ann Marr ’07 was recently profiled in the St. Louis Business Journal. She is the vice president of human resources at World Wide Technology.
Elizabeth Oppermann ’07 is the new administrator for Mathis, Marifian, Richter and Grandy Ltd. law firm.
Crystal Ramey ’07 is the new marketing coordinator for Kwame Building Group in St. Louis.
Natalie Wisdom, BFA ’07, is currently on Broadway in the cast of “Billy Elliot the Musical.”
Grant Neal ’08 recently took a position in the admissions office at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn.
Abdoulaye Zorome ’08, MA ’09, recently had a research paper on sub-Saharan Africa published on the Web site for the United Nations. He completed an internship with the UN in New York while a graduate student at Webster.
William Gass ’09 had his work named the “2009 Best Installment in an Exhibition Series,” from the Riverfront Times in St. Louis. He was the curator for a Contemporary Art Museum exhibition.
Sam Stausing, MAT ’75, was awarded the “2009 Union Chamber of Commerce Long Haul Service Award” in Union, Mo.
Eligie “Jack” Boatman, MA ’78, joined the management team at SAK Construction LLC, a national pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling industries contractor.
Kenneth E. Dick, MA ’78, is now an associate at the law firm of Federer & Federer, P.C. in St. Louis. He is a trial attorney concentrating his practice primarily in business and civil litigation.
Mike McDonnell, MA ’80, was appointed as the Brotherhood of St. Andrews Diocesan coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri.
Bill Hippert, MA ’87, is the new manager of business development for LTS LeaderBoard of St. Louis.
David Krishock, MA ’88, is the new president and chief executive officer at Natura Water, a water purification system company in Saddle Brook, N.J.
Lt. Gen. William N. Phillips, MA ’88, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in the U.S. Army. He is assigned as the military deputy/director, Army Acquisition Corps, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology).
Randall Poppell, MA ’89, was named one of Computerworld Magazine’s “Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2010.”
David Baker, MA ’90, is the new national accounts manager for DOTmed, a medical equipment sales company.
Alberto Peña, MBA ’91, is the director of internal audit within the Office of Inspector General for the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
May Scheve Reardon, MA ’92, is the new executive director of the Missouri Lottery.
Chris Ruzicka, MBA ’92, joined Imagery Marketing Group as vice president of marketing and business development in St. Louis.
Dr. Robert Frost, MA ’93, is the new vice president of academic and student services for West Shore Community College in Scottville, Mich.
Lisa Filkins, MA ’94, was awarded a “Distinguished Service Award” from Southeast Missouri State University. She is the human resources vice president and principal at Cassidy Turley in St. Louis.
Thomas Spiegel, MBA ’94, was inducted into the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers. He is the director of integration and support engineering at Boeing.
Jeff McDonnell, MBA ’95, was recently promoted to director of technical sales at AT&T Complex Solutions.
Julia Burnside, MAT ’97, was appointed assistant principal at Ritenour Middle School in St. Louis.
Sherry Perley, MA ’97, is the new vice president for human resources for Central Garden & Pet Co.
Edgar Smart, MA ’98, MBA ’08, was recently named an “Inclusive Leader” by the St. Louis Business Journal. He is a senior business leader for Global Network Services at MasterCard in St. Louis.
Dave Harding, MA ’99, joined Charleston/Orwig Inc. as a public relations account manager in its Ag Account Service Department in Hartland, Wis.
Emory Jackson, MBA ’99, is the new vice president of fixed income for RW Smith & Associates’ Corporate Securities division in the Dallas, Texas area.
Dr. Michael Chehval, MA ’00, is the new chief of Urology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
Eric Dunn, MAT ’03, was the only educator from Missouri to receive the “2009 Milken National Educator Award.” He is a math teacher at Webster Groves High School.
Nancy Shoup, MBA ’03, recently accepted the position of project manager at TDK Technologies in St. Louis.
Michael Riesenbeck, MBA ’04, is a branch manager for Golden Eagle Distributors in Hannibal, Mo. He was recently named to the board of directors for First State Bank of Illinois.
Eric Madkins, MA ’05, MA ’08, is the director of housing at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
T. Lucas White, MA ’05, MBA ’08, was appointed to the Workers’ Compensation Determination Review Board of Missouri. He is a loss prevention/risk analyst for Schnucks Market Inc.
Edward Lott, MA ’06, is the new sales and marketing manager at Payne Family Homes in St. Charles County, Mo.
Nikki Wilmoth, MBA ’06, is the new senior administrative secretary at the University of Houston - Victoria School of Nursing.
Jim Ellis, MA ’07, was named to Security Director News magazine’s “2009 20 Under 40” list. He is a physical security planner for Principal Financial Group.
Diana-Florina Cosmin, MA ’08, is a business journalist for Forbes Magazine in the investment and finance division.
Dr. Sean Siebert, DMGT ’09, is the new assistant professor of business administration at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo.
Chris Seega ’93 is the new campaign management director for O2 Media Inc.
Julia Hagl ’94, MA ’98, is the new special assistant to the director in the department of public information at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
Idat Erdener ’95 recently became the business development manager for the Piri Group, a project management and consulting firm in Turkey.
Antonija Pacek ’96 recently released her first music CD, “A Secret Vision.”
Krzysztof Smólski ’03 is currently working as account manager for TSG Sales at Hewlett-Packard in Poland.
Silviu Antonescu ’04, CERT ’03, is the new senior banker at ABN AMRO in Bucharest, Romania.
Dejan Dimitrovski ’05, MBA ’08, works at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and also is an adjunct faculty member at Webster Vienna.
Matija Zlamalik ’05 is employed in business development at Daxin Corporate Services GmbH Vienna in the oil and energy industry.
Betsy Roddy, MBA ’88, is the new director of field marketing at D-Link, a networking solutions provider in California.
Jeroen van Heesewjk, MA ’89, was recently appointed the president of Agfa Health Care Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China.
Alexander Petrovic, MBA ’00, is the new finance manager for Raiffeisen Foreign Trade.
Kiril Serafimov, MBA ’08, has a new position at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City as the New York supply officer for The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
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Jim Rhodes, MA ’88, recently returned from Vietnam, where he spent a year teaching English and volunteering to help Vietnamese herbicidal poison victims.
Tim Miller, MA ’89, was appointed president and chief executive officer of Atacama Minerals Corp. in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.