Class Notes

April 28th, 2015 Posted in Class notes/In memoriam

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Marie-Vogt **Marie Bollinger Vogt (A/S ’45) will receive the Ohio Arts Council’s Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio in May 2015. Vogt is the founder and artistic director emerita of the Toledo Ballet and has also been honored as an Outstanding Alumna in the College of Arts and Sciences, at the 2009 UT Homecoming Gala.

**Ira Kaplin (Ed ’69) is now the co-owner of the Mason Jar Restaurant in
Mahwah, N. J.

George Palovich (Ed ’60) was awarded first place in the oil painting category at the Glendale, Ariz. Arts Commission Annual Arts Show. His painting is entitled “Spinning Enchantment.” Spinning Enchanment
Goodman **Judge Allan H. Goodman (Law ’74) has authored a novel entitled “Father, Son, Stone.” It is a historical mystery that takes place in Israel.
Dr. Thomas Tusiliak (MED ’80) was honored as the 2014 Humanitarian Physician of the Year by Medina Hospital, located in Medina, Ohio. Tusiliak began a family practice in 1983 and founded Brunswick Family Practice. He has served on the Medina Hospital medical staff for more than 31 years. He also served as chair of the department of medicine and as pediatrics chair at the hospital. Tulisiak
Rutherford Dr. Thomas J. Rutherford (PhD ’86, MED ’89) was named Network Physician Director of Cancer Services at Western Connecticut Health Network. Rutherford is nationally known as an expert in the area of ovarian cancer. Western Connecticut Health Network is located in Danbury, Conn.

Wes Schaub (Univ Coll ’84) served as the Director of Greek Life for 22 years at Case Western Reserve University and recently had the new Greek life office dedicated in his honor. Schaub currently serves as the Director of Greek Letter Organizations and Societies at Dartmouth College.

*Randall Samborn (Law ’82) has joined Levick, a public relations firm, as the senior vice president of the Chicago, Ill. office. Samborn is a former award-winning legal affairs reporter and served for two decades as the spokesman for one of the highest-profile United States Attorney’s Offices in the country. He also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UT College of Law at the 2013 UT Homecoming Gala. Samborn

Christopher “Chip” Protsman (Univ Coll ’93) was named as the new police chief of Kettering, Ohio. His priorities will be community relationships, intelligence-led policing and crime mapping.

DDShaw Dana Drew Shaw (A/S ’94, Law ’98) has joined the Toledo office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in the sports and entertainment practice group.

Dr. Alison (Snyder) Valier (HSHS ’02, PhD ’04) has been elected a Fellow of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Valier is an associate professor in the department of interdisciplinary health sciences at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Mo.

Dr. Michael A. Grandillo (PhD ’06) was announced as the first lay president of Madonna University, located in Livonia, Mich. Madonna is a 4,200-student, liberal arts University.

Dr. Joaquin Gonzales (PhD ’08) was awarded a Beginning Grant-in-Aid from the American Heart Association for his research examining the functional consequences of vascular aging. Gonzales is currently an assistant professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Cheri A. Budzynski (Law ’07) has been appointed to the Ohio State Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct. Budzynski works in the Toledo office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. Budzynski_Cheri_300dpi
Births and Marriages
Stacy Dr. Mitchel Stacy (PhD ’11) and Dr. Meaghan Leddy announced their engagement and are planning a June 2015 wedding on Block Island, R.I. Stacy is employed as a faculty member in the section of cardiology at Yale University School of Medicine.
Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Constance Hayes, Waterville, Ohio at 92. She was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary who volunteered in the MCO gift shop.

D. Michael Collins (Univ Coll ’75, MBA ’98), Toledo at 70. Collins was a visiting associate lecturer of criminal justice from 1999 to 2011. He served as director of the Ohio Police Corps, a state academy funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Collins was the mayor of Toledo at the time of his passing.

Silvio “Sil” Cornachione, Mentor, Ohio at 87. He coached the running backs during Toledo’s undefeated seasons from 1967-1970.

**Dr. Robert E. Forche (Pharm ’53), Toledo at 83. Forche was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary who volunteered in the Pastoral Care Office at the UT Medical Center.

Dr. Gloria R. Freimer (PhD ’82), at 87. She joined the UT faculty as an instructor of composition and then became an education specialist in University Libraries in 1981. Freimer was named coordinator of bibliographic instruction in 1990. She served on several committees, including the University Authors Exhibit Committee.

Dr. Charles F. Kahle, Perrysburg, Ohio at 84. Kahle was an assistant professor of geology at UT from 1963-1965.

Dr. Thaddeus W. “Ted” Kurczynski, Akron, Ohio at 74. In 1981, he joined the department of pediatrics as an associate professor with a joint appointment in neurosciences. Kurczynski added a joint appointment in obstetrics and gynecology in 1987. He was promoted to professor in 1994 and added another joint appointment, medicine and pathology, in 1996. He retired from the University in 2006.

Carol Christiansen (NRSG ’87), Toledo at 69. She taught nursing courses at MCO.

John “Jack” F. Finch, Maumee, Ohio at 72. Finch was a former instructor in the Community and Technical College.

James T. Hodges (Univ Coll ’85), Toledo at 85. He was hired as a plant maintenance engineer in the physical plant in 1976. Two years later, Hodges was named facilities building technician in continuing education. In 1986, he became curator in physics and astronomy, the position he retired from in 1989.

Dr. Narpat S. Panwar, Williamson, W. Va. at 70. Panwar was a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at MCO from 1982-1984.

Dr. Lorean Roberts, Sylvania, Ohio at 83. Roberts was a professor emerita of counselor and human services education. She joined the UT faculty as an assistant professor in 1972 and was promoted to associate professor in 1976 and professor in 1986. As chair of the counselor and human services department, Roberts developed doctoral-level courses for students interested in specializing in group work, as well as classes for graduate and undergraduate students. She founded UT’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota International honor society for counselors, and served on nearly 20 UT committees and as president for the Ohio Association for Specialists in Group Work. Roberts retired from the University in 1988.

Dr. James L. Bailey, Garfield Heights, Ohio at 84. He joined the UT faculty as an associate professor in 1963 and was named a professor 10 years later. In 1968, Bailey and two engineering faculty members were selected by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to conduct research on the effects of earthquakes near nuclear plants. While at UT, he also taught graduate courses at NASA in Cleveland, Ohio. The longtime Toledo resident who lived in Old Orchard, served as chairman of the department of mathematics as well as on curriculum and departmental committees. Bailey retired and was granted emeritus status. He continued to teach one term each year until 1995.

Jeff Huffman (A/S ’89), Copley, Ohio at 48. He joined the UT staff as an assistant director in the sports information office in 1990. In 1995, Huffman moved to the alumni relations office. Over his nine years in alumni relations, he served as assistant director of the annual fund, associate director of alumni relations and director of alumni programming.

Dr. Robert D. Matz, Toledo at 68. Matz was an assistant professor of educational psychology during the mid-1970s.

Joanne P. Roehrs, Toledo at 82. She was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary who volunteered at the hospital.

**Dorothy Ahrberg Damm (att. 1941), Toledo at 96.

*Leo Flury (att. 1945), Clearwater, Fla. at 93.

*Anne Flury (att. 1947), Clearwater, Fla. at 89.


**Muriel Applebaum (A/S ’42), Toledo at 95.

Mildred Biser (UTCTC ’42), Orangeburg, S.C. at 93.

Lillian Miller (UTCTC ’43), Toledo at 92.


Loretta Bodette (A/S ’56), Sylvania, Ohio at 82.

Eleanore Minor-Burgie (Ed ’54, MEd ’85), Toledo at 83.

*Marie Halcli (A/S ’53), Lombard, Ill. at 87.

*Carl Hibscher (Eng ’50), Edgewood, Ky. at 89.

Dr. John Vorbau (A/S ’59), San Juan Capistrano, Calif. at 78.


Richard Kwapich (Bus ’64), Toledo at 86.

*Duane Boyer (Eng ’60), Cleveland, Ohio at 81.

Carol Michalak (Ed ’66), at 72.


George Bush (A/S ’78), Toledo at 60.

E. Luella Kabat (Ed ’72), Maumee, Ohio at 86.

James Hoffman (A/S ’75), Pinehurst, N.C. at 63.

Dr. Otto Froehlich (MS ’73), Decatur, Ga. at 64.

**James Randall (UTCTC ’73), Petersburg, Mich. at 63.

Graeme James (Bus ’72), Findlay, Ohio at 84.


John Fink (A/S ’88), Maumee, Ohio at 73.

Edward Kowalski (A/S ’83), Maumee, Ohio at 83.

Rev. James Roth (MEd ’85), Toledo at 62.

William Bass (Law ’89), Chicago, Ill. at 60.

Susan Mag (MEd ’87), Holland, Ohio at 79.


Dr. Masangu Shabangi (PhD ’99), Glen Carbon, Ill. at 49.

Carol Raschke (Univ Coll ’98), Cookeville, Tenn. at 77.

Marlaine Gauthier (MEd ’96), Toledo at 59.

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