Class Notes

February 26th, 2018 Posted in Class notes/In memoriam

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*Dr. Steve Howell (MS ’82) has been included in Marquis Who’s Who for professional excellence in astrophysics. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility and prominence in a field are all considered during the selection process. Howell is a senior research scientist at NASA, serving as a member of the Kepler Science Team and specializing in research on variable and binary stars, CCD detectors and instrumentation, and ultra-high precision photometry.

Nicholas McLeland (Law ’80) was named the prosecutor of Carroll County, Ind. The Republican Party Caucus elected McLeland to succeed his predecessor beginning in January.
*James A. Adams (Law ’90) joined Omnex, Inc. as a consultant and trainer in quality. This position focuses on automotive areas of IATF-16949, quality core tools, Six Sigma and risk management. Omnex, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., is an international consulting, training and software development organization specializing in management systems.
Kerry Trautman (A/S ’98) published her third poetry chapbook, “Artifacts.” Trautman was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poem “Pixie Cut” in the 2017 issue of Slippery Elm, a literary journal at the University of Findlay. She resides in Findlay with her husband and five children.

Tim Anderson (UTCTC ’99, HSHS ’00) is the county jail administrator, a newly created position in Marshall County, Kan.


Dr. Bethany Harding (MA ’05) is an assistant professor of history and political science at National Louis University in Chicago. She also provides leadership for the Student Success Collaborative with NLU’s Pathways Initiative, which serves to provide academic support for graduates of Chicago public high schools.

Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Jane A. Nachtrab, Sylvania, 82. She was a former MCO/MUO employee who retired in 2006.

Robert Burkhart, Toledo, 93. He worked at UT and retired as director of facilities.

Rose M. Mazany, Toledo, 89. She was a former MCO/MUO employee who retired in 2006.


Alexander Richmond (Pharm ’49), Portland, Ore., 93.

Thelma Huston (Ed ’48), Columbus, Ohio, 91.

Margaret Kurtz (Ed ’43), Columbus, Ohio, 96.

**Lucile Daubner (A/S ’43), Port Clinton, Ohio, 96.


**Dr. Joseph Dubielak (A/S ’52), Toledo, 88.

Stephen Alex (Bus ’59), Manitou Beach, Mich., 83.

Harry Judy (Bus ’50), Lees Summit, Mont., 91.

**Jerry Williamson (Bus ’52), University Place, Wash., 91.

Frederick Kendrick (Bus ’50, MBA ’65), Toledo, 64.

Barbara Green (Bus ’56, MEd ’74), Delta, Ohio, 83.

Leo Campbell (Eng ’51), Bowling Green, Ohio, 89.

Fletcher Thompson (Law ’51), Spartanburg, S.C., 96.

Jacquelyn Mitchell (Ed ’55), Toledo, 84.


David Carl (Eng ’64), Sylvania, Ohio, 77.

Richard Evans (Bus ’60), Huntley, Ill., 88.


Barry Davis (Law ’74), Tucson, Ariz., 67.

Kenneth Turk (Eng ’75), Swanton, Ohio, 75.

Joyce Ascunce (Ed ’77), Toledo, 87.

Edward Manley (A/S ’70), West Chester, Ohio, 74.

Donald Taylor (UTCTC ’78), Sylvania, Ohio, 67.

**William Beckham (Bus ’70), Toledo, 70.

Roger Freeborn (MEd ’76), Estacada. Ore., 71.

Lawrence Alexander (Eng ’70), Muscatine, Iowa., 69.

Becky Breier (Bus ’77), Oregon, Ohio, 62.

*Katherine Myers (Ed ’70, MEd ’79), Sylvania, Ohio, 68.


Kenneth Cahoo (A/S ’82), Union City, Mich., 63.

**Wonsup Auh (MEd ’86), Toledo, 79.

Rev. Sandra Moody (Univ Coll ’86), Toledo, 55.

John Jones (Univ Hall ’82), Toledo, 67.

Troy Moore (Law ’85), Rossford, Ohio, 57.

Arle Metcalf (Eng ’87), Bowling Green, Ohio, 65.


Julie Woodrum (UTCTC ’90), Oregon, Ohio, 52.

Nannette Villareal (Univ Coll ’98), Bellevue, Ohio, 65.

Cathy Villanueva (NRS ’92), Warren, Mich., 59.

Derrick Roberts (MEd ’90), Toledo, 65.

Mary Chmiel (UTCTC ’92), Toledo, 70.


Rankin Walkup (Eng ’00), Perrysburg, Ohio, 62.

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**Lifetime Alumni Association Member

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