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1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / 2000s

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1960s

A. Michael Deller, SEHS ’63, retired on September 30, 2004, after working in the library profession for 38 years. All of his positions have been at libraries in Michigan. He has worked at the Detroit Public Library, Bloomfield Township Public Library, Madison Heights Public Library, Livonia Public Library, and is currently director of The Library Network serving southeastern Michigan. He has served as Michigan Chapter Councilor for the American Library Association and is a past president of the Michigan Library Association.

Darlene (Murawski) Kosakowski, MAT ’74, SEHS ’69, retired in June 2003 from South Lake High School in St. Clair Shores after 34 years of service. She is spending her time traveling, redecorating her home, and doing things she never seemed to have the time to do while working.
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1970s

Edward S. Brouhard, MAT ’77, retired in 2003 from Bloomfield Hills School District where he taught social studies and was department head at Andover High School. He received a liver transplant in July 2003.

Pamela (Harrison) Collins, MA ’77, CAS ’71, is employed as a manager at Michigan Rehabilitation Services, a state agency that provides job placement services for persons with disabilities. She lives in Southfield with her 7-year-old daughter, Maia.

Michael Everett, SHS ’78, has been promoted to Industrial Health and Safety Manager for the Western Hemisphere at Pall Corporation. He has been with the company for 11 years. His father, Michael Everett Sr., is an adjunct faculty member in Industrial Health and Safety.

Jacqueline E. Fox, MA ’77, CAS ’76, went on to earn her doctorate in teaching, curriculum and psychological studies from the University of Michigan in 1987 and worked with severely ill patients. She is now in her seventh year as director of the dance program at Grosse Pointe Woods Community Center.

Paul Graupmann, CAS ’74, has worked for more than 20 years in the FBI, currently as a supervisory special agent with the Cleveland division, managing the public corruption unit. He married Ann (Sylvester) whom he met as a student at Oakland University. The couple has three grown children.

Diane Hartt, MA ’75, SEHS ’72, has been re-elected for a third term as president of Southeast Michigan Mensa. Mensa is the International High IQ Society boasting more than 100,000 members in 100 countries throughout the world.

Rose Marie (Kendrick) Harrell, CAS ’77, MA ’99, works for the Department of Labor and Economic Growth Rehabilitation Services. She has been employed as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and a business service representative for the past three years serving persons with disabilities. She and her husband recently built a new home in Canton where her son also resides.

Myra Jacobs, MA ’74, is executive director and founder of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link, a nonprofit organization based in Southfield that provides essential information and support for bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients, their families and caregivers. She recently received the 2004 Public Service Award from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation in recognition for her efforts in bringing information, understanding, support and comfort to blood and marrow transplant patients.

Arturo Limon, SEHS ’74, is district technology specialist with the Laredo Independent School District. He received his doctorate in educational leadership.

Laurie J. (Parker) McMullan, SON ’79, is a nurse anesthetist and was recently deployed to Iraq with the United States Air Force. She is married to Hugh and the couple has two children, Kelsey and David.

John F. Mills, CAS ’72, has been elected a Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The academy is a national professional organization with more than 1,500 of the nation’s top matrimonial attorneys from 50 states. John is a shareholder in the law firm of Williams, Williams, Ruby & Plunkett, P.C. in Birmingham practicing in the area of matrimonial and family law. He is a certified adoption attorney and an authority on adoption law in Michigan. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association. He is currently chair-elect of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and will lead the section as the chair in 2004-05.

Gary Oyster, CAS ’75, was named 2004 Regional Athletic Director of the Year by the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association for the area including greater Flint and the Thumb of Michigan. Gary recently retired after 28 years in education. The past 17 years he has served as assistant principal and athletic director at Lapeer East High School.

Daniel Reilly, SBA ’78, moved to Atlanta, Ga., after graduation, where he got married and had three children. He received a master’s degree in computer information systems in 1987 from Georgia State. In 1994, he formed Reilly & Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in implementing large Oracle applications for food, chemical and other process industries. In 1999, he moved back to Michigan.

Rodney Reinhart, SEHS ‘72, received the Michigan Governor’s Certificate honoring his work as an exemplary community leader.

Linda (Chess) Rosenberg, SEHS ’70, relocated to Texas in 1971 to be a bilingual teacher. She married Joel Chess in 1975. The couple has two children, Mark and Carrie. She retired in 2001 after 22 years in the classroom and six years as a counselor. She now gives tours at the Holocaust Museum, volunteers in other areas and helps her husband with their business.

Robert Ross, SEHS ’71, works as publication manager, alumni magazine editor, and media relations specialist at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Rayma Sanders, MA ’77, retired in June 2003 after 30 years with Troy Schools. She now resides in Solana Beach, Calif.

Carol A. Syperski, CAS ’73, received her Ph.D. in human development counseling from Vanderbilt University and most recently operated a successful private practice in Nashville, Tenn. She also worked as an off-ice official for the National Hockey League and the Nashville Predators. She has recently relocated back to Michigan and maintains a private counseling practice.

Harry G. Turner, MBA ’79, has been elected to the board of the Grand Canyon Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is employed at General Motors as an executive engineering manager in the Road Racing Program.
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1980s

Matthew Basham, CAS ’89, is finishing his Ph.D. at the University of Florida in IT policy development in higher education. He has been lecturing all over the country in support of his textbooks and journal publications, including Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. His dissertation revolves around acceptable use policies in higher education, both from a legal perspective and administrative perspective. He is a member of the Education Law Association and a contributor to discussions through Cornell and Educause on IT policy development. After completing his Ph.D., he plans to earn a JD from Stetson in Tampa, Fla.

Kelly Dickens, CAS ’89, received her master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University in 1991. She now operates two private practices in east Tennessee with primary focus on women’s issues and their effects on mental health.

Edward A. Eickhoff, SBA ’85, has been appointed to state of Michigan director of the International Council of Shopping Centers. His term will run from May 2004 through April 2005.

Jeffrey A. Fournier, SBA ’81, is practicing law and has formed his own general practice in Bristol, Pa., under Fournier Law Offices.

Katherine Gelement, CAS ’87, was promoted from vice president to first vice president, senior marketing manager at Standard Federal Wealth Management in Troy.

Sheila Gregory, CAS ’84, was named University Scholar/Teacher of the Year by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. She is an associate professor in educational leadership and higher education at Clark Atlanta University.

Lisa L. Jesswein, CAS ’89, is co-host and news director on 96.3 WDVD’s morning show weekdays from 5:30-9 a.m.

Steve Lehto, CAS ’89, is an attorney and adjunct faculty member at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He recently wrote a biography of 1970 NASCAR Grand National Champion Bobby Isaac, which will be published by Tarheel Press in the fall of 2004.

Eric A. Lilley, SECS ’82, is a project manager with Connexion by Boeing (CbB) Installations & Deployment organization. The CbB service will provide broadband in-flight access for surfing the Internet, sending e-mails and watching TV over your laptop computer. He has been with Boeing for 18 years in various airplane fleet support positions. He recently backpacked the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier with his brother.

Diane Michele, Ph.D., CSW, LPC, MA ’83, is the founding minister of Heartlight Metaphysical Ministry.

Gary Pilibosian, SEHS ’86, has been named CEO of Microheat Inc., a Farmington Hills-based automotive hot washer fluid and deicing systems company.

Randy Pilkenton, SBA ’83, recently was promoted to senior vice president, Product Management for CheckFree Corporation. CheckFree is the leading provider of online consumer bill payment and bill presentment services, serving more than 1,000 financial institutions and 10 million consumers. He and his wife Kathy, SBA ’86, live in Atlanta, Ga., and have three children, 6-year-old Amanda, 4-year-old Jasper and 2-year-old Abigail.

Tom Stanton, CAS ’82, is author of "Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America" published by William Morrow. Tom is also author of "The Final Season," which was named best baseball book of 2001. A journalist for 25 years, he was editor, founder and owner of a group of suburban Detroit newspapers. He also served as a professor at the University of Detroit Mercy and has won more than 20 state and national journalism awards, including a prestigious Michigan Journalism Fellowship.
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1990s

John Bailey, CAS ’91, recently published his first novel titled "Boyne Falls Baroque" in electronic format by DiskUs Publishing. He has been a Detroit area radio personality for more than 25 years, currently as morning drive traffic reporter for CBS-owned WWJ Newsradio 950.

James Bedenis, MS ’90, is project manager at Durr AIS.

Melissa (Zetouna) Bogos, CAS ’98, married Paul M. Bogos on Dec. 19, 2003. She is completing her physician assisting degree at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is an attorney in Mt. Clemens. The couple resides in Macomb Township.

Terri Charison, SEHS ’97, is director of Ross Medical Education Center – Warren Campus.

Captain James Christman, SBA ’92, recently was deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II as commander of an Army tactical signal company. Located on Camp New York, Kuwait, the company is responsible for providing telephone, video teleconference and data services to the base camp.

Wendy Drum, CAS ’97, recently passed the Michigan Bar Exam.

Kirstine (Taylor) Evans, MA ’92, is moving back to Michigan after living in Texas for nearly 11 years. She has accepted an educational counselor position at Oakland Community College.

Brian Hardy, CAS ’95, is a Captain in the United States Marine Corp.

Carlson A. Jackson, Ph.D. ’96, MA ’92, has received his third Fulbright Scholarship in the last six years. He was selected from a national search of 700 applicants and will be studying the Japanese education system as well as the implementation of after school programs. He is a life member of the NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha, a board member of ProLiteracy Detroit, and a member of National Alliance of Black School Educators.

Neil Maguire, MBA ’97, and his family relocated to Silicon Valley after his company was acquired by Agile Software. He is using his Oakland University MBA skills to plan another startup in the wireless space.

Madeline (Simpson) Modrak, BGS ’93, earned her MA in school and community psychology from Wayne State University in 1996. She is founder of Insightful Choices, an educational consulting group.

Patricia Morrison Malone, MBA ’92, CAS ’80, has been appointed vice president of marketing and public relations at St. John Health. She has more than 20 years of experience in brand development and direct marketing across a wide range of industries.

Marv Maynard, SBA ’90, has been promoted to senior vice president of information technology and chief technology officer responsible for IT infrastructure and systems at Jefferson Pilot Financial. He joined the company in 1995 and has held several positions including vice president of enterprise systems and technology.

Nicole T. (Jones) Perry, SEHS ’94, is a happy disabled homemaker. She has been very happily married for the past six years to Wayne whom she has known since fifth grade. She earned a Master of Arts degree in leadership and guidance counseling in 1997.

David Schafer, SBA ’96, is currently working as production manager at VH1. He moved on to work as broadcast manager for NBC at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Kerri Schlottman, CAS ’98, was named Volunteer of the Week in July 2004 by the Detroit Free Press for her work with the Detroit Artists Market. She is a massage therapist in Bloomfield Hills and attends Wayne State University.

John Shay, MPA ’97, and his wife Carla have three children, 5-year-old Bethany, 2-year-old Evan and 9-month-old Molly. The family lives in Ludington where John is employed as city manager.

Sherri (Boryczka) Steele, SEHS ’90, recently was named principal of Courtland Elementary School in Spotsylvania County, Va. She and her husband, Dale, have three daughters ages 2, 4 and 6.

Stephen Strunk, SBA ’92, is employed with TSM Corporation as a purchasing manager of machined castings and forgings for the power train division. He is currently attending University of Phoenix and expects to earn his MBA in business-accounting in July 2005.

Diane M. Walsh, MM ’01, CAS ’91, is now teaching music theory at Rochester College in Rochester Hills.
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2000s

Matthew Kern, SBA ’02, began his MBA program in fall 2003 at Oakland University.

Ke Ma, Ph.D. ’02, is working in China for China First Heavy Industries (CFHI) as the vice president in charge of the company’s strategic development planning, R&D, tech center development, IT development (CAE/CAPP/PDM/ERP), and quality control.

Andrea Miller, SEHS ’01, is a second grade teacher at Fillmore Elementary in the Warren Consolidated School District.

Sommer Starck, CAS ’03, will begin the MPA program at Oakland University in fall 2004.

Steve Toth, SBA ’03, recently joined Century 21 Town & Country in Rochester. He has been a Rochester area resident since 1987 and is looking forward to working with familiar faces.

Dawn M. Webb, SHS ’00, has been certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a cytotechnologist and most recently a technologist in molecular pathology. She is currently working as a cytotechnologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Robert Wooley, CAS ’01, has left the Brookings Institution to serve as the Manager of the Public Policy Program at the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth and families by reducing teen pregnancy.

Aleksander Zafirovski, SHS ’00, has been promoted to program director of the School of Radiation Therapy at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago.
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Engagements and Weddings

Diana (Pletz) Hatcher, CAS ’98, married Christopher Hatcher in April 2004. She is working for UPS as national media relations supervisor.

Holly Hosinski, SON ’01, is engaged to Robert Schachermeyer II. An October 2004 wedding is planned.

Sarah Lehman, CAS ’01, is engaged to Paul Freeman. A September 2004 wedding is planned.

Kristy Sabat, SBA ’02, married Daniel Clark II in August 2004.

Megan Schmidt, CAS ’03, married Nik Maguire on August 7, 2004.
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Births

Kathleen (White) Brown, SEHS ’00, and her husband, Timothy Brown, SEHS ’00, announce the birth of their son, Ryan Jackson, on January 15, 2004.

Aaron M. Carpenter, SBA ’97, and his wife, Carol (Brown) Carpenter, CAS ’00, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Brady Michael, on May 10, 2004. He joins 2-year-old big brother Drew.

Heather (Kohler) Case, SBA ’93, and her husband, Darton Case, announce the birth of their daughter, Delaney Rae, on October 20, 2003. She joins big sister Taryn.

Derrik B. Darling, SBA ’97, and his wife, Cathy, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Rose, on July 2, 2004. She joins big sister Cassandra.

Christine (Brunner) Grimmett, SEHS ‘96, and her husband, Paul Grimmett, SEHS ‘96, are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Jacob Paul, on September 4, 2003.

Lisa (Dudaryk) Jenson, CAS ’88, and her husband, Mark, welcomed the birth of their son, Luke Daryk, on January 30, 2004. He joins big brother Nathanial.

Richard Rush, SECS ’99, and his wife, Sarah Rush, CAS ’98, are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Richard Frederick Rush IV, on March 2, 2004.

Cheryl M. Sparks, CAS ’92, and her husband, Michael Stuehler, announce the birth of their son, Noah Lloyd, on July 27, 2003. The family resides in Baltimore, Md.
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Deaths

Patrick J. Brennan, SBA ’71, died February 9, 2004.

George Herman Casenhiser, SEHS ’85, died May 24, 2004.

Eva Collier, SEHS ’72, died July 27, 2004.

LuVerne M. Geizer, SEHS/CAS ’72, died May 8, 2004.

Karen A. (Geletka) Hancock, SECS ’78, died January 15, 2004.

Kathryn A. Johnston, SBA ’92, died May 7, 2004.
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