Class Notes

March 31st, 2016 Posted in Class notes/In memoriam


Dr. Christine Manzey (Ed ’77, Ed ’78, MS ’85, PhD ’10) retired from Notre Dame Academy, located in Toledo, after nearly 32 years of service. Manzey taught science in the areas of anatomy, AP biology, physiology, comparative animal physiology and even started a molecular genetics course at the school. Manzey
Schutz Dr. Robert Schutz (MED ’86) joined Bluffton Women’s Care as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Bluffton Women’s Care is located in Bluffton, Ohio and is part of the Blanchard Valley Medical Practices.
**Kristi K. Hoffman (A/S ’86) published a book for teen and preteen girls, “Total Package Girl.” Hoffman is a national speaker, award-winning TV host and PBS-TV media personality. Her book helps girls across the globe tackle confidence battles, body image issues, cyberbullying and peer pressure situations using secret weapons, quizzes, power quotes, and deep-dive activities. Hoffman

Timothy Hood (Ed ’83) was named BCSN Teacher of the Month in January 2016. Hood teaches Spanish at Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School in Ottawa Hills, Ohio.

Tudor Jarrod Tudor (MA ’93, Law ’95) was selected as the new dean and chief administrative officer for the Burton Township campus of Kent State University.

Jim Barone (Law ’94) was elected senior vice president for group business development at MGA (managing general agent) distribution for Ameritas Life and Ameritas Life of New York. His responsibilities include leading the group division’s MGA distribution and expansion.

Sgt. Mike McGee (UTCTC ’93) retired from the Toledo Police Department after 30 years of service. McGee was a leader of the department’s former mounted patrol, serving with the unit in the 1980s and from 1999 to 2006. McGee

Susan Smith (A/S ’93, A/S ’93) has been appointed as the official Delaware County, Ind., historian. Smith will act primarily as a resource person for Delaware County’s historical and genealogical organizations, serve as liaison between statewide agencies and local organizations and answer queries from the public.

Dubios Dr. Bradley Dubois (MED ’95, RES ’97) is a family medicine specialist who started seeing patients in January at Whitewater Valley Primary Care in Connersville, Ind.

Mary C. Chapin (Law ’92) was appointed as vice president and chief legal officer of The National Student Clearinghouse, located in Herndon, Va. Formed in 1993, The National Student Clearinghouse is a trusted source for and leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic education record exchanges, handling more than 1.2 billion education record transactions annually.

**Dr. Devdutta Sangvai (MED ’98, RES ’01) has been appointed by the governor of North Carolina to the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. Sangvai is associate chief medical officer at Duke University Health Systems. He is very active in the medical community and has served as President of the Medical Society, an assistant professor at Duke, Executive Director for Duke Connected Care Clinically Integrated Network, and various committees for Duke University Health System. The Medical Care Commission adopts statewide plans for the construction and maintenance of hospitals, medical centers and other health care facilities. The commission has 17 members, each serving a four-year term.

Cheri A. Budzynski (Law ’07) is an attorney at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo and was just named to the firm’s partnership. Budzynski is a partner in the environmental practice group and her area has an emphasis on air and water issues that impact industry. Budzynski_Cheri_300dpi

Robb Williams (MBA ’00) recently launched the Midwest division of his company, Founders Professional, with a downtown Chicago office of five employees. Founders Professional is a wholesale insurance brokerage specializing in the placement of professional liability insurance.


*Daniel Woodcock (Bus ’14) recently launched his web marketing business, Birney Woodcock, started the Toledo Matters podcast, and was nominated for Toledo’s 20 Under 40 Award.

Faculty, staff & friends

Ed Miller, a 90 year old Rockets fan, still has football season tickets and women’s basketball season tickets and attends every home game. Ed also still teaches ballroom dancing. During his time at the University he wrestled and has a plaque in his home that shows he was at the Olympic Trials for wrestling in 1952.

Births and Marriages

*Dr. Joseph Shipman (MED ’14) and Lauren Gregoricka announced their engagement and are planning a May 13, 2016 wedding at The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, Mich.

Beck Valerie Christine Beck (Ed ’11) and Lucas David Johnson announced their engagement and will wed on June 18, 2016 at The Chapel in Sandusky, Ohio.

Dr. Eric Thompson (Pharm ’05, PharmD ’07) and Dr. Erin Thompson (Pharm ’10, PharmD ’12) welcomed their first child, Mallory Lynn Thompson on November 8, 2015.

Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Dr. William U. McDonald, Toledo at 88. He taught in the UT Department of English for nearly four decades. He joined the University as an instructor in 1955. Two years later, McDonald became an assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 1961, and was named professor in 1966. During his career, he served as assistant chair of the English Department and chair of basic English classes from 1960 to 1966; director of graduate studies in English from 1966 to 1968; director of freshman English from 1968 to 1972; and associate chair of the English Department from 1966 to 1985. He retired in 1985 and continued to teach part time until 1993, when he was named professor emeritus.

Andrew J. Minet, Toledo at 71. He was a former employee at UT Medical Center.

Mary Ann (Braucher) Wilczynski, Toledo at 67. She was a custodian at UT from 1989 to 2008.

Dr. Jeffrey G. Dunn, Toledo at 78. He was a visiting professor in the Chemistry Department from 1998 to 2001, and then served as director of the College of Arts and Sciences Instrumentation Center from 2001 to 2006.

Jeannette E. “Jeanne” Miller, Toledo at 92. She worked at MCO for several years in medical records and retired as tumor registrar in 1984.

**Dorothy Robinson, att. 1949, Eaglewood, Fla. at 93.

Dr. Ayyaswamy Thambuswamy (RES ’75), Perrysburg, Ohio at 85. He was a former volunteer assistant professor in the Department of Surgery.

Frances A. (Kwiatkowski) Bishop, Toledo at 57. She was a custodian at the University from 2007 to 2010.

Dr. Bernard A. Coyne, Ann Arbor, Mich. at 83. He came to the University in 1964 with the charge of establishing the Theatre and Speech Department. He served as the first chair of the department for 10 years. In that capacity, he helped shape the Theatre Department as well as its eventual home, the Center for Performing Arts, which opened in 1976. Over the years, Coyne directed numerous UT productions, and he was co-founder of the Creative Arts Community in Toledo and founder of the Alternate Theatre Company in Toledo. In 1968, he was elected to a two-year term on the board of directors for the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology, a New York-based organization dedicated to improving technical standards. He retired from the University in 1985 and received emeritus status.

Grace L. (Goodsite) Russell, Waterville, Ohio at 94. She was a retired University employee.


Harry Warnke (Bus ’41), Des Plaines, Ill. at 96.

Joseph Koluch (Eng ’49), Northwood, Ohio at 89.

Jeanette Deacon (Ed ’48), Lisle, Ill. at 88.

Stanley Camp (Bus ’49), Toledo at 94.


Marcia Judge (Pharm ’57), Camden, Mich. at 81.

Robert Mallory (Bus ’57), Toledo at 90.

Benjamin Landis (MEd ’56), San Mateo, Calif. at 89.

Marylou Toth (Ed ’53), Gig Harbor, Wash. at 80.

**Raymond Squire (Eng ’57), Toledo at 84.

Virginia Garofalo (Ed ’50), Red Hook, N.Y. at 88.


**Paul Cairl (MEd ’63), Findlay, Ohio at 88.

Barbara Douthett (Ed ’69), Toledo at 68.

**Lawrence Fleck (Bus ’60), Toledo at 80.

Mary Tubbs (Ed ’68, MEd ’72), Toledo at 73.

Robert Wimberly (A/S ’61, MS ’66), Port Charlotte, Fla. at 79.

James Wilkinson (Bus ’69), Toledo at 71.


Rev. Linda Rahe (NRS ’77, MNRS ’87), Findlay, Ohio at 71.

Peter Barber (Law ’78), Toledo at 68.

Charles Berning (UTCTC ’74), Toledo at 72.

**Phillip Gill (A/S ’71), Ottawa Lake, Mich. at 68.

Mark Furman (UTCTC ’79, UTCTC ’89), Toledo at 66.

Karen Long (Ed ’75), Toledo at 65.

Kathleen Francis (Ed ’76, MA ’87), Sylvania, Ohio at 77.

**Hilde Hildebrandt (A/S ’75), Buckeye Lake, Ohio at 83.

William Knoblauch (Ed ’71), Maumee, Ohio at 70.

David Hoffman (Eng ’74), Centreville, Md. at 74.


Freda Stovall (UTCTC ’80), Toledo at 65.

Eric Bischoff (Ed ’88), Ashland, Ohio at 52.

Renee Potts (Law ’89), Marion, Ohio at 52.

Eric Ramlow (Bus ’84), Bowling Green, Ohio at 54.

Kathleen Kolinski (UTCTC ’84), Colorado Springs, Colo. at 60.


Donald Holman (UTCTC ’92), Toledo at 64.

Phillip Haas (MS ’94), Akron, Ohio at 73.


Pauline Kynard (A/S ’02), Toledo at 60.

Alexander Conn (Law ’08), Falls Church, Va. at 34.


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