August 2017

Featuring news received between April 1 and June 30, 2017


Class Notes Quarterly features professional accomplishments, educational attainments, awards, and other life milestones celebrated by our alumni.  A section of In Memoriam listings follows to honor alumni who are no longer with us.

See the links below to jump to your choice of decade, or to additional sections devoted to marriage, birth, and death announcements. Based on alumni feedback, we have created easier to find and read In Memoriam listings for deceased classmates and friends, and we are pleased to provide links to their full, online obituaries as published by local media outlets, when available.

Searchable Archive: Our online class notes archive may be accessed and searched at any time.  Our archived collection of notes (including class notes, marriage and birth announcements, and in memoriam listings) begins with those received in 2010. The archive may be searched by name, class year, city, or state and is updated regularly.

Have news to submit? Please submit your news via the online Alumni Update Form. We'll include all news received by September 30 in the November 2017 issue.

Did we miss something? Don't see a note that you remember submitting prior to June 30? Is a correction needed?  Email and we'll make the necessary additions (or edits) to this page and to the class notes archive.

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In Memoriam


PATRICIA SCHULTZ HILBRINK, Fairfax, Va., is retired from teaching elementary general music for 25 years. She sings in the United Methodist Church Choir and enjoys gardening and bridge. She and her husband Bill (’55) have two children and two granddaughters.

WILLIAM HILBRINK, Fairfax Va., is retired from Fairfax County Schools as an orchestra director, a freelance violinist in the D.C. area, and the founder of the Fairfax String Quartet. He still performs at church and for weddings and funerals on his Lupot violin. He and his wife Pat (’55) celebrate their 62nd anniversary in August 2017.


RONALD “RON” GRIFFITH WILLIAMS, Robbinsdale, Mn., has been named a resident fellow and independent scholar of the Center for the Philosophy of Science at the University of Minnesota.

JOANNE RAMSEY ZURELL, Medina, is celebrating 50 years as a Lutheran church organist this July. She is currently a part-time organist at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lodi and gives private instructions in piano and organ. JoAnne also accompanies the glee club in the school where she taught second grade for over 20 years. She and her husband Jon (’67) live in Medina.


JOE LYNCH, Strongsville, was inducted into the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.


CHARLTON “SKIP” FOTCH, Greenbrae, Ca., is retired from the City College of San Francisco. He now serves as an associate priest at St. John’s Church. He and his wife Sheila enjoy traveling and spending time with their seven grandchildren.  

KAREN HUNTER LEO, Laguna Niguel, Ca., had a wonderful time attending her first BW class reunion. She works part-time as a librarian at Saddleback College, a community college in Mission Viejo.


STEVE NOBIL, Cleveland, was ranked in Chambers USA 2017 as one of the top attorneys in the United States. He is a regional managing partner for Fisher Phillips.


BETTE LOU VERSACI HIGGINS, Elyria, earned a Best Historical Documentary Emmy nomination from the Regional National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for her film Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story.


REGINALD KELLEY, Royal Oak, Mi., is consulting with companies that offer industry-changing patented products in green energy and apparel technology. He is also writing a book.


JAMES ROSS, Freedom, Pa., has begun a two-year term as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates, the association’s policy-making body.


D. MICHAEL SHERMAN (MBA), Fort Myers, Fla., is a strategic advisor for the insurance brokerage Acrisure, LLC.


BERNADETTE NOVY ENOCHIAN, Bay Village, is now retired from BFG Supply after 20 years in customer service.


BETH GAULT HOFFMEISTER, Brevard N.C., was the national champion in her age group at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon Nationals in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.


MARY ROSEMAN HITCH, North Royalton, is now the lead chemistry tech at University Suburban Health Care.

KIMBERLY MILAI, Castleton, Va., is the author of Language Arts, Math and Science in the Elementary Classroom: A Practical Tool (Oxford University Press), published on September 1. The book helps music teachers incorporate classroom subjects into their curriculum in conjunction with NAfME’s core arts music standards.

TIM ROBINSON, Fairview Park, is writing a book about BW’s 1987 NCAA football national champion team, of which he was the kicker. If you were on the team and are interested in being interviewed, please contact Tim at


CLAUDE BROWN, Canton, received his chemical dependency counselor certification. He works as a cognitive behavioral specialist at the Community Treatment Correction Center in Canton.

THOMAS NEWBOULD (MBA ’90), Strongsville, was promoted to Senior VP of Stores at TravelCenters of America.

JIM PARENTI, Alexandria, Va., is now senior advisor to the president of Georgetown University.


ERICH GRUHN (MBA ’02), Strongsville, has three children (graduates of Northwestern, Marquette, University of Pittsburgh, and Loyola of Chicago) and two grandchildren. He and his wife Sharon have been married for 35 years.


GINA WUNDERLE GARLAND, Kingsport, Tn., opened and runs LIAS Research, a scientific research and over-the-counter supplement manufacturer, and ITL Pharma, a pharmaceutical development company, with her husband Dr. Keith Latham.

PAUL KELLY (MBA), Medina, a two-time Commercial Banker of the Year recipient, is now serving as senior vice president of S&T Bank in the company’s new Akron location.


CHARLES HORVATH (MBA ’05), Parma Heights, is a retired member of American Legion Post 572 – VFW Post 3483. He was honorably discharged from the Navy after 22 years of military service.

KIM STUART KAMINSKI, Medina, received the Outstanding District Educator award for the 2016-17 school year from the Strongsville Council PTA. 

ANNE MISSIG, Mason, is now an ordained pastor working in marriage ministry for Covenant Relationship Ministries.

THOMAS NEWBOULD (MBA), Strongsville, see ’87.


SANDRA STATON FLUKER, Eastpointe, Mich., published a book, Life with Mama Rosie (iUniverse).


KAREN SCHUSTER SIIMAN (MAED ’02), Columbia Station, finished her 25th year in the education field. She works part-time as an intervention specialist at a parochial school in Westlake, as well as a program coordinator and a site supervisor for two city- and state-funded tutoring programs.


KATHLEEN HEIL DANKO, Fairview Park, has retired from the Cleveland Metroparks.


NICK PAPARESTA, Dublin, Ca., was named head athletic trainer for the 88th MLB All-Star game. Nick works as the head trainer for the Oakland Athletics and was selected for the All-Star game by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society. 


JENNIFER FORD BILEK, Medina, is the director of support services in the information technology department at Baldwin Wallace.

ANTHONY “TONY” DICK (MAED ’09), Berea, completed his first year as an assistant professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Sports Sciences at Baldwin Wallace. He is teaching sports management after working 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns.


KATHLEEN PAPP (MBA ’02), Parma, is a national officer for Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity. As district president, she oversees nine alumnae chapters in the state of Ohio.


JONATHAN FRANKLIN, Milford, earned a Master of Education in sports administration from Xavier University.


MICHELLE GASPAR BREZINA, Berea, received a 2017 Outstanding Teacher Award from the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She teaches math for Grades 6-8 at Incarnate Word Academy in Parma.

DOUGLAS FISCHER (MAED), Olmsted Falls, is entering his 25th year of teaching fifth grade at North Royalton Middle School.


ERICH GRUHN (MBA), Strongsville, see ’88.

KATHLEEN PAPP (MBA), Parma, see ’96.

JENNIFER ROWLEY, Woodhaven, Mich., was the guest artist for BW’s Voice and Opera Intensive for high school students.

KAREN (SCHUSTER) SIIMAN (MAED), Columbia Station, see ’92.

RYAN YOUNG, Strongsville, was sworn in as a Strongsville police officer.


ROBERT WELLS, Lakewood Ranch, Fla., was recognized by the National Association of Sports Commissions for his work as sports commission director in Sarasota County.


CATHERINE PUSTER (MAED), Huron, is the new superintendent and chief executive officer of Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village School District.




TOM HARRINGTON, Medina, was named athletic director for the Buckeye schools.  He will continue to coach boys’ basketball at Buckeye.

HANNAH LAIRD, Winter Garden, Fl., was inducted into the Brunswick High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

SYLVIA ROLDAN RIOS, Lorain, is now assistant director of career readiness and professional development at Oberlin College.


KATHERINE GREINER, New York, N.Y., is director of marketing for Ora Organic.


KRYSTLE NICKLES PIERCE, Glen Burnie, Md., is the project director for the MDQuit Tobacco Resource Center and the Center for Community Collaboration, both housed in the department of psychology at University of Maryland Baltimore County.


ASHLEE AMMONS, Franklin, Tn., is co-founder of the app Mixtroz, aimed at conference planners to facilitate conversation starters and moments of connection between and among diverse groups.

ANTHONY "TONY" DICK (MAED), Berea, see ’95.

AMY MARTIN-MADELEY (MAED ’15), graduates this month with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from BW’s accelerated BSN program.

STEVEN MONG, Zionsville, Ind., is an administrative chief resident in the department of general surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine.


CAITLIN LEWINS, Rocky River, is one of the six Northeast Ohio-based artists selected for a Nord Family Foundation playwright fellowship with Cleveland Public Theatre.

EMILY BRYANT, Philadelphia, Pa., is sustainability manager for the Philadelphia Zoo. She is responsible for managing Zoo-wide data for energy, emissions, and water waste and improving the Zoo’s environmental footprint.

SHANICE CHRISTOPHER BROWN, Atlanta, Ga., is an assistant director of MBA admissions at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

CHRISTINA ALDRICH FAGAN, North Royalton, is the executive director of the Union Home Foundation.


MEGAN JONES AVELLANA, Columbus, completed her Master of Arts in international education at New York University. She is now a global program coordinator at Ohio University, managing study abroad and faculty-led programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

BRIAN HILL, Ashland, is now the West Coast scout for the NFL’s St. Louis Rams.


MOLLY HARAGAN, Brooklyn, N.Y., is an intern at the United Nations Global Compact in New York City. She is pursuing graduate studies at Tuft University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

CHANTAL JUARBE, Shaker Heights, is a marketing and communications specialist at Northern Technologies International Corporation.

LAURA HUBER STEVENS, El Paso, Tx., earned a Master of Arts degree in clinical mental health counseling from Ball State University. She now works as a mental health counselor at a private practice.


DUSTIN HARGIS, Medina, began work with the fraternity and sorority community at Ashland University as the assistant director of student life.

DANIELLE RUEGER, Cleveland, earned a Master’s in higher education administration from Kent State University. She is a career services specialist at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

KATHRYN SCHNEIDER, Pittsburgh, Pa., earned a Master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Akron in 2016. She is coordinator of Greek life development at Carnegie Mellon University.

NICK SNYDER, Loudonville, is a creative designer at Walt Disney Imagineering.

PHIL WALLACE, Lagrange, is senior recruitment coordinator for Alexander Mann Solutions.


ERIN AMSCHLINGER, Rocky River, is a humor writer for American Greetings.

MEGAN MACGREGOR CARBONE (MAED), Cleveland, is coordinator of pre-professional health programs at Cleveland State University.

KEVIN KASCHUBE (MBA), Avon Lake, has opened a Christian Brothers Automotive franchise in Avon Lake.

SUZANNE GRASSEL SHOGER (MAED), Hudson, completed her third year as a PhD student in higher education and student affairs at The Ohio State University. Her research involves gender equity in collegiate engineering programs.


OLIVIA COTTON, Hilliard, is now assistant director of young alumni and student engagement at the Ohio State University’s College of Engineering.

THOMAS IVERSON, Beavercreek, received a Master’s degree in electro-optical engineering from the University of Dayton. 

AMY MARTIN-MADELEY (MAED), Garfield Heights, see ’09.


JONATHAN CARTWRIGHT, Cleveland, is celebrating one year as an IT specialist at Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).

MADELINE SOUTHALL WALLACE, Lagrange, is a development associate for Sisters of Charity Health System.

MARK ZIMMERMAN, Akron, is in his second season playing baseball in the San Diego Padres organization.


ALISON DICKSON, New York, N.Y., is a jewelry design apprentice with Coach.


NIKITA MARTIN, Berea, completed a competitive fellowship with the Cuyahoga County Executive Office, working with the division of senior and adult services. She travels to Mozambique in August with the Peace Corps, where she will serve as an English teacher.

JORDAN REGULA, Painesville, is a marketing coordinator at Precision Metalforming Association.

ALEX TURNER, Berea, is a registered behavior technician at Daily Behavioral Health.

Marriage Announcements

For more details on these announcements, including wedding dates and locations (when provided), search the archive of online class notes here.

AMBER DAULBAUGH ’96 to Shannon Beckman

CLAIRE DECHANT ’01 to John Fisher

KATHERINE GREINER ’07 to Jason Eiswerth

MARIA SORIANO ’07 to David Young

MARIA DEPETERS ’09 to Sean Roberts


MEGAN JONES ’11 to Luis Benito Avellana

CHANTAL JUARBE ’12 to Jerod Blakely


BENJAMIN UMBEL ’13 to Amy Shelton


Birth Announcements

For more details on these announcements, including baby names and birth dates (when provided), search the archive of online class notes here.

RYAN YOUNG ’02, and wife Larissa, a daughter

JAY “CASPER” CLEVENGER ’04 and wife Erin, a son

CHRIS CLUKEY ‘04, and wife Rachael, a daughter

KRISTY CICCARELLI JAMISON ’05 and husband Jack, a son

SARAH COHEN STAGE ’07 and husband Ryan, a son

SEAN WALLACE ’08 and wife Elizabeth, a daughter

CHANTAL JUARBE ’12, and husband Jerod, a daughter

MIRANDA JACKSON ‘15, a daughter


In Memoriam

See below for in memoriam listings of alumni and friends who died between April 1 and June 30, 2017 as well as those who passed away prior to April, of which we learned only recently.  These listings include BW academic records, other student involvement while on campus, as well as BW honors received after graduation (i.e. the Alumni Merit Award, the Athletic Hall of Fame, etc).  For more information on the person's life, click on his/her name to see the complete obituary as originally published in local media sources. If you see an error in the In Memoriam listing, please email or call (440) 826-2104 and we will correct it immediately, both on this page and in the archive.  

While not specifically highlighted in these listings, many of the following alumni were generous in their giving to Baldwin Wallace. Consider celebrating a classmate or friend below with a tribute gift. You may make your tribute gift online or by calling the Office of Annual Giving at (440) 826-2739.


SYLVIA ROMAN BELOW, Bay Village, died on June 6. Majored in history. Member of Delta Zeta and Alpha Sigma Delta honors society for continuing education.


JULIE KISHEL FOSTER, Poolsville, Md., died on April 13. Majored in home economics. Member of Delta Zeta and was a class officer.


ESTHER MARTING BERGER, Medina, died on May 30. Majored in home economics. Member of Alpha Phi.


ROBERT HAVENS (MBA '77), Westlake, died on April 23. Majored in business administration and later earned an MBA from BW in 1977. Member of Alpha Tau Omega.

MARIAN SANDROCK SCHENK, Cleveland, died on April 16. Majored in music. Member of Delta Zeta.


RICHARD ARTHUR TAYLOR, Walla Walla, Wa., died on November 10, 2014. Majored in health and physical education. Member of Lambda Chi Alpha. No obituary available at time of publication.

IRENE PURDY WARNER, Lodi, died on June 24. Majored in music. Member of Alpha Phi.


RICHARD “DICK” WINTER, Concord Township, died on August 26, 2016. Majored in math. Member of Phi Kappa Tau.


EDITH “EDIE” NASH SCARBOROUGH, Elyria, died on May 6. Majored in science. Member of Phi Mu.  No obituary available at time of publication.


GEORGE BENDIS, Irvine, Ca., died on June 11. Majored in physics & astronomy. Member of Alpha Sigma Phi.

ANITA INDOE REYNOLDS, Wooster, died on April 14. Majored in elementary education. Member of Delta Zeta and a class officer.


ELEANOR CLARK KRAPS, Elyria, died on January 27. Majored in biology. Member of Phi Mu.

LEAH NEWEY SCHISLER, Brandon, Miss., died on July 2, 2012. Majored in speech communication. Member of Phi Mu.


CAROLYN FELT BACH, Ambler, Pa., died on May 10. Majored in home economics. Member of Delta Zeta.

RALPH JONES, Elyria, died on June 16. Majored in accounting. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

MARY OLSON, Hot Springs Valley, Ar., died on May 29. Majored in music. Member of Mu Phi Epsilon music fraternity.


DOLLY KREICHER MINTER, Cleveland, died on June 21. Majored in education. She received the Alumni Merit Award in 1996 and an honorary doctor of humane letters in 1997. Dolly also served for many years as a member of the BW Board of Trustees.


KEITH NYLAND, Waynesville, N.C., died on March 31. Majored in history. Member of Pi Lambda Phi. Keith and other members of his family received the BW Family Heritage Award in 1996.


NELSON CHERRY, Kernersville, N.C., died on June 9, 2016. Majored in business administration. Member of Alpha Tau Omega.


BONNIE BRICHFORD WOLFF, Northfield, died in March. Majored in health and physical education.


DAWN MILLER CRAVENS, Glendora, Ca., died April 2. Majored in sociology and anthropology. Member of Alpha Xi Delta.


BARRY SWINEHART, Crown Point, Ind., died on July 14, 2013. Majored in history. Member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.


ROBERT HAVENS, Westlake, see ’50.


MARK RAVENSCRAFT, Tallahassee, Fl., died on June 7. Majored in business administration.


GEORGE ALDEN ROGERS III (MAED), Strongsville, died on April 27. He earned a Master’s in educational technology.


DONALD WATTS, Fairview Park, died on June 23. He was a faculty member in the philosophy department from 1968 to 2002 and head of the department from 1974 until his retirement. He received the Strosacker Award for excellence in teaching in 1973.



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