Class Notes

September 1st, 2018 Posted in Class notes/In memoriam

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Brett Baumeister (Bus ’89) was named the western Ohio market president for Mutual Federal, a division of First Bank Richmond. He was the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year in 2016. Headquartered in Richmond, Ind., First Bank Richmond is a mutual state bank offering a full range of consumer and commercial banking and investment services.

Jay H. Oyer (Law ’81) was appointed to the board of trustees for Delta Dental of New Jersey. Oyer served as a certified public accountant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers for 37 years, until his retirement in 2017.
Dr. Danielle Johnson (Ed ’97) co-authored “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats,” written by 20 women in medicine. It details real stories about balancing their journeys in the medical field with being wives, mothers, caregivers and more. Johnson is the director of the women’s mental health program, chief of adult psychiatry and assistant professor of clinical at University of Cincinnati Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience.

*Dr. Caroline Brackette (A/S ’94, A/S ’98, MEd ’00, PhD ’07) received the 2018 American Counseling Association (ACA) Southern Region Leadership Award for her leadership and advocacy as branch president of the ACA in Georgia. She is an associate professor of counseling in Mercer University’s Penfield College, located in Atlanta, Ga.

Jeff Barber (Bus ’95) became a senior manager with the Cleveland office of Walthall Rea, a subsidiary of Rea & Associates, a regional accounting and business consulting firm. In this role, Barber will tap into his 20 years of public accounting experience to provide closely held businesses with high-quality assurance, tax and employee benefit plan audit services.
Dr. Sean McNeeley (A/S ’92, Honors ’92, MED ’96) is the new president of The Urgent Care Association’s board of directors. He is a board-certified family physician with more than 20 years in the urgent care industry. McNeeley serves as the medical director for University Hospitals Urgent Care network in the Cleveland area.
*Dr. Tom Sodeman (MED ’95) was on his way to Afghanistan when he unexpectedly met two fellow UT graduates in Qatar, Dr. Mark Coakwell (MED ’92) and Dr. Jennifer Ratcliff (MED ’01).
Ashley L. Oliker (A/S ’06) was promoted to member of the law firm, Frost Brown Todd. She previously served as a managing associate in the Columbus, Ohio office. Oliker is a member of the business litigation practice group, where she represents clients in all stages of business litigation and appellate work. Frost Brown Todd is a full-service law firm serving some of America’s top corporations and emerging companies.
Jonathan D. Mahoney (HSHS ’08) joined the Indianapolis office of the law firm, Wooden McLaughlin LLP. . As an associate of the firm’s corporate law practice, Mahoney will advise entrepreneurs and business owners and work closely with the firm’s real estate practice. Wooden McLaughlin operates national real estate development, real estate finance and litigation practices.

Arianne Lovey (NSM ’13) was honored with the “25 Under 35” award from her high school, Saint Joseph Academy, located in Cleveland. She was recognized for going above and beyond in personal and professional endeavors since her graduation in 2009. Lovey is currently a biomedical sciences/infection immunity and inflammation PhD candidate and graduate fellow at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

*Tim Dubois (Bus ’10) participated in AIDS/LifeCycle, a seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. He rode 545 miles in support of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. More than 2,500 cyclists raised $16.6 million for the organizations.

Hasan Dudar (A/S ’10) was named Michigan’s Young Journalist of the Year by the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He joined the Detroit Free Press in 2017 as a breaking news reporter.

Landon Kessler (Eng ’13) was promoted to the position of project manager at The Douglas Company. In this position, he will directly manage projects from early development through completion, and will be responsible for overall cost, schedule and budget evaluations, as well as all construction coordination. The Douglas Company is an industry-leading general contractor, headquartered in Holland, Ohio.
Births and Marriages
Adam Bartholomew (Pharm ’14, PharmD ’16) and Natalie Yeager were married on August 11 in Lisbon, Ohio.
Dr. Christopher Andrew Minning (MED ’11) and Lindsay Caitlin Dare were united in marriage on April 28 at the Athletic Club in Columbus, Ohio. Christopher is a staff ophthalmologist at Eye Surgery Associates of Zanesville, Ohio, and Lindsay is an associate merchant for pants and other casual bottoms sold at Justice in their corporate headquarters in New Albany, Ohio.
Michelle Lynn Sherwin (LLSS ’12, MEd ’13) and Zachary Michael Meeks (Bus ’12, MBA ’13) were married on July 28 at The Vault in Columbus, Ohio. Michelle is a school psychologist for South-Western City Schools in Grove City, Ohio, and Zachary is an HR business partner at Hollywood Casino in Columbus.
Erica Dodge (HSHS ’13) and Malcolm Ford were united in marriage on July 7 at St. Patrick Church in Hubbard, Ohio. Erica is a physician extender with Premier Orthopaedics in Philadelphia, and Malcolm is a sales associate with DJO Global.
Death Notices

Faculty, staff & friends

Dr. Ben Pansky, Toledo, 90. He joined the faculty in 1970, one year after his book, “Review of Gross Anatomy,” was published. A noted medical author and illustrator, he drew more than 1,000 illustrations for the work, which has been used by medical students for decades. Many of Pansky’s books have been translated into several languages. When he retired in 1997, he received emeritus designation. He was rehired in 1997 and worked until 2004, when he became a volunteer faculty member.

Marie G. (Lorenz) Bremer, Toledo, 91. She was a member of the Satellites Auxiliary and volunteered with pastoral care.

Frank J. Parker, Temperance, Mich., 85. He was a former carpenter at the University.

Dr. Frank P. Saul, Toledo, 87. He joined the MCO faculty in 1969 and taught until 1990. Saul then served as associate dean for continuing medical education until his retirement in 1994. The internationally known forensic anthropologist created a term to describe the interpretation of lives from bones: “osteobiography.” He was diplomate and president of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Saul also was a senior consultant in forensic anthropology at the Lucas County Coroner’s Office and a forensic anthropology consultant for the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office in Detroit. From 1997 to 2011, he served as commander for the Region 5 Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team of the Department of Health and Human Services for the National Disaster Medical System.

**Dr. Judith (Judy) Schoonmaker (A/S ’81, MED ’84), Toledo, 70. In the 1970s, she was a secretary in Radiology when she decided to become a physician. Schoonmaker joined the general medicine faculty at MCO in 1988 and retired as an associate professor in 2004.

James Van Orden, Toledo, 83. A native Toledoan and friend of the University, Van Orden was an avid collector of historical memorabilia related to the Glass City for more than 50 years. His collection focused on items produced and showcased in Toledo, with an emphasis on documents and brochures. The retiree from General Motors Powertrain found items at estate and garage sales, as well as business closures and flea markets. Over the years, he donated many items to the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections.

Brenda L. (Carrol) Hoot, Waterville, Ohio, 58. She was a former MUO employee.

Sue M. (Martin) Shew (MEd ’80), Toledo, 87. She was a founding member of UT’s Women and Philanthropy.

Helen Marie (Majka) Wodarski, Toledo, 85. She worked in the College of Education and the American Language Institute, retiring from the University in 1994.


Olga Zimmerman (MA ’43), Morgan Hill, Calif., 97.


**Walter Pukulski (Ed ’53, Med ’58), Toledo, 87.

Harvey Langenderfer (Eng ’50), Missouri City, Texas, 93.

Jamie Fearing (Ed ’51), Toledo, 88.

David Deppen (Ed ’59), Sun City, Ariz., 81.

Virginia Nagy (Ed ’52), Perrysburg, Ohio, 87.

Col. Leon Miller (Bus ’53), Sterling, Va., 85.


William Emerson (MBA ’61), Clearwater, Fla., 79.

**Ronald Sherrer (Bus ’60), Toledo, 81.

Dr. Leland MacDonald (Ed ’63), Perrysburg, Ohio, 79.

Dr. Helen Collier (Med ’68, PhD ’74), Reno, Nev., 87.

Robert Dewess (A/S ’62), Moneta, Va., 81.

David Conyers (Eng ’60), Toledo, 80.

Walter Goetz (Bus ’61), Oregon, Ohio, 89.

Richard Green (Law ’67), Toledo, 76.


Mary Nowel (Ed ’70), Sylvania, Ohio, 70.

Robert Duncan (UTCTC ’77), Toledo, 80.

Daniel Whipple (MEng ’71), Columbia Station, Ohio, 71.

Michael Binkowski (UTCTC ’77), Sylvania, Ohio, 65.

Casper Winkler (Ed Spec ’76), Riverview, Mich., 93.

Robert Vaughan (UTCTC ’76), Manchester, Conn., 79.

Sandra Andrews (UTCTC ’77, Ed ’78, MEd ’83), Toledo, 84.

Frank Beane (Law ’72), Massillon, Ohio, 75.


Andrew Korcsmar (Pharm ’86), North Ridgeville, Ohio, 65.

Patricia Williams (UTCTC ’84), Toledo, 70.

James Campbell (UTCTC ’85), Curtice, Ohio, 67.


*Harvey Browning (MEd ’93), Toledo, 77.

Claramae Leonard (Ed ’91), Toledo, 90.

Jo Childers (MEd ’91), Delta, Colo., 74.

Albert Abramczyk (UTCTC ’96, Eng ’01), Toledo, 61.

Michele Taylor (Ed ’95), Cincinnati, Ohio, 46.

Kimberly Smith (Univ Coll ’97), Toledo, 56.

**Dr. Suzanne Cachat (MED ’93), Northville, Mich., 55.

Dr. Gregory Halley (MBA ’93), Wooster, Ohio, 63.


Sheryl Borgelt (A/S ’00), Defiance, Ohio, 44.

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