Richard J. Hanson ’64 retired from pharmaceutical companies after 30 years. “Travel widely — rivers of Europe, Alps, United Kingdom and Ireland. Spend my winters in sunny Florida, otherwise in the Finger Lakes with our children. Living the life.”
Mike Sherman ’92 joined Linden Thomas & Company in September 2020 as Marketing Director. He still runs his own marketing and graphic design consulting firm in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.
Douglas E. Jessmer ’94 is the Media and Communications Manager for North America’s premier rowing facility, Nathan Benderson Park, in Sarasota, Florida. In his role, he has worked alongside national and world governing boards in rowing, triathlon, dragon boat paddling and other sports, and worked on the 2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta and 2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships, as well as ITU World Cup triathlons and paratriathlons and many regional and local championship regattas, offseason team training and community events. He also has worked on what would have been the 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Time Trials — Rowing. In his off time, as a Lieutenant Colonel in Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force’s volunteer auxiliary, he remains involved in national publications and as a flight-rated public affairs officer and air crew member. He designed the current CAP logo and wordmark in 2018.
Eric Ostroff ’95 is currently working on the first installment of The Metacom Saga, which is the story of the King Philip’s War of 17th Century New England. The conflict is considered to be the bloodiest per capita in American history. “I have been engrossed in researching this project for the past seven years.” He is the proud father of three; and the grandfather of two. He lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, and he can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter at @EricJOstroff.
Joshua Streit ’99 is the Director of Growth at Third Eye Health, which is based in Chicago, Illinois. Joshua is working remotely from Plain City, Ohio. Third Eye Health is the nation’s largest telehealth provider for post-acute care.
Bret Allphin ’01, who spent 20 years with Buckeye Hills Regional Council in a variety of positions, joined Sixmo Architects + Engineers as the Director of Community Development.
Kevin May ’03, who lives in Avon, Ohio, was promoted to Project Manager at The Hillman Group. Kevin has worked for Hillman, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, for nearly 12 years.
Jennifer Sinclair DeSantis ’04 has joined ArmadaCare as the Director of Direct Marketing for the Hunt Valley, Maryland-based company.
Dr. Adrienne King ’04 was recently promoted to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the University of Toledo.
Daniel Nofsinger ’05 and Jessica Kalus Nofsinger ’05 are proud to announce the birth of their fourth child, a baby girl named Adeline Rae Nofsinger. Adeline was born on October 24, 2020. Her older brothers Cael Daniel, Liam Michael and Owen Charles love their new baby sister. The Nofsinger family lives in Navarre, Ohio, where Daniel works as a Senior Account Manager for DXP Enterprises and Jessica is a stay-at-home mom to their four young children.
Derrick Pottmeyer ’05 is working as a Senior Production Foreman with Southwestern Energy in Zanesville, Ohio.
Jennifer Moyer White ’05 is a Group Employee Benefits Agent at Schwendeman Agency Inc. in Marietta.
Matthew Peloquin ’06 has joined Harvest Midstream Company in Houston, Texas, as the Acquisitions & Divestitures Manager.
Ashley Halligan ’07 is working as a Content Designer with Instagram. She joined the photo and video sharing social networking company in January 2021. In June, Ashley will celebrate the third anniversary of Pilgrim Magazine (www.pilgrimmag.com), which she launched in June 2018. She will also be graduating from the UX Design Institute later this year. Lastly, Ashley is working on buying property in the Azores on a little island called Faial. “I figured, why wait until retirement to bring an absurd dream to life?”
Samantha Meranda ’07 is a Junior Project Coordinator at White Hawk Retail Services LLC in Columbus, Ohio.
Dr. Justin Rosenberg ’07 has successfully obtained Diplomate status in the American College of Zoological Medicine. Becoming a Diplomate in the ACZM is recognized as being an expert in all things pertaining to zoo/aquatic/wildlife medicine and has been achieved by only approximately 250 people in the world.
Meg Foraker Graham ’08 was promoted to Account Supervisor at Targetbase, a marketing and advertising agency, in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.
Khrista Halaiko Achtermann ’09 was named the Young Professional of the Year by the Westerville Area Chamber and was also promoted to Director of Population Health Services at Central Ohio Primary Care in Westerville, Ohio.
Elizabeth Godfrey ’09 rejoined Offenberger & White, Inc., in Marietta, Ohio, as the Senior Content Manager. She worked for the company from 2015 to 2018 as a technical writer and strategist before joining Washington State Community College for almost two years as the Director of Marketing and PR. She has worked in marketing for eight years and as a writer/editor for nearly 13 years.
Sarah Vadaj ’09 joined the University of Colorado in January 2021 as a Marketing Production and Traffic Specialist after almost six years of working for Newbridge Marketing Group in Denver, Colorado.
Michael Washabaugh ’09 has joined MedStar Health as a Community Relations Coordinator for the Columbia, Maryland-based company.
Melissa Varga ’10 was promoted to Science Network Community & Partnerships Manager with Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, D.C. She has been with the organization since 2013.
Nicole Wires ’10, MCM’11 is working as a Campus Engagement Specialist at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Amber Davis Christopher ’11 was promoted to Communications Manager, Integrated Marketing at Swagelok in Cleveland, Ohio. She has worked for the engineering company for almost three years.
Corin Bonnett Fogle ’11 and Tom Fogle ’09 welcomed their new daughter, Elise Julia, who was born on July 28, 2020.
Danielle Stein ’12 was promoted to CIC Business Analyst with BMW Financial Services in Columbus, Ohio.
Samantha Thomas ’13 is working as a kindergarten teacher at Somerset Academy Charter Schools in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Becca Thomas ’14 joined Annexus Health in Columbus, Ohio, as a Marketing Manager and Creative Lead for the healthcare technology company.
Boyd Kirk ’15 was promoted to Team Operations Coordinator with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment in Denver, Colorado.
Lauren Morain ’15 joined Gymshark in Denver, Colorado, as a People Operations Associate.
Natalie Mayan Schlimmer ’15 returned to Mindful Kreative in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to fill the role of Strategic Accounts Director.
On Dec. 22, 2020, Brittany Metcalf ’13 and Levi Dein decided to elope. The couple currently live in Denver. “Due to the pandemic, the courthouse only would take us on 12/22, so that made picking a date pretty easy. We legally were married at the courthouse. We then swung wide and picked up a pizza from our favorite place. After, we drove out near the Flat Irons in Boulder, Colorado, and exchanged vows. Since this was a big secret, we popped champagne, called our friends and family on FaceTime to share the news and enjoyed our pizza. 2020 weddings looked a little different, but it was an incredibly fun and special day!”
Lindsey Schrock ’16 has joined Franciscan University of Steubenville as its Director of Franciscan Life Online.
Katie Talkington ’16 is now working as a Human Resources Manager with Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions in Cambridge, Ohio.
Amanda Weissling ’16 joined CDC Medical in Columbus, Ohio, as a Sales Representative in November 2020.
Whitley Trusler ’17 was recently named Marketing Coordinator with Root, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio.
Devin Webster ’20, who graduated in December 2020, has joined Amazon as a Fulfillment Associate.
Nicole Paige Martin ’14 (Chi Omega) married James Peter Houck ’13 on September 5, 2020. They met in Marietta through the Scholars Community. The bridal party included (left to right) Derek Hennen ’12, Best Man Will Vance ’12, James Houck, Nicole Martin Houck, Matron of Honor Kristen Onkka Dhacroi ’14 (Chi Omega) and Anja Curwen ’14 (Chi Omega). Other alumni in attendance included Meg McCrone Vance ’09, Jennifer Kuhn ’11 (Chi Omega), Vicki Gilland ’11 (Chi Omega), Karlie Graf ’12 (Chi Omega), Brooklyn Howes Hampton ’17 (Chi Omega), Nathan Lord ’09, Abby Klicker Lord ’13, Andy Stegman ’15, Julia Houck Stegman ’14, Jenna Houck Richardson ’07 (Chi Omega), Bo Richardson ’09, Trisha Wendel Wright ’13, Mary Crotty ’12, Scott Burnham ’11 and Rachel Worthington Burnham ’12.
Bobby Casto ’16 married Brittany Hassman Casto ’17 on October 31, 2020, in Massillon, Ohio. Pioneers in attendance included (pictured left to right) Devin Wysni ’16, Joni Casto ’14, Kate Berg ’19, Jake Parks ’18, Courtney Wentz ’17, Carey Becker ’17, Jake Kobilarcsik ’13, Taylor Harney, Pete Kraft, Amanda Vandyke ’16, Daryl DeWindt ’16, Brooklyn Howes Hampton ’17, Sarah Snow ’13, Amy Castle ’17, Sarah Little ’18, Bianca Beekman, Alicia Hassman ’91, Mark Hassman ’91 and (not pictured) Craig Casto ’77 and Haeli Lynch Kaminskas ’02.
Dr. Thomas C. Pfizenmaier ’76 recently wrote the book For My Daughters: A Father Reflects on Family, Friendship, and Faith, which is currently available on Amazon.com.
“There are a number of touch points with the College mentioned along the way, as well as best friends to this day who are alums,” he says.
“I live in the Seattle area now (recently retired) and there is a small group of MC folks who get together out here a couple of times a year. In addition, my old roommate of three years and fraternity brother, Jeff Laveson ’76, Greg Johnson ’76 and I hosted a group of Chi Omegas from our time at Jeff’s house on Bainbridge Island in the summer of 2019. It was wonderful to see them after so many years.”
Marietta had a huge impact on Pfizenmaier’s life and the lives of his friends, he says.
“For one example, my career path has been a pastor, professor and seminary dean, while Jeff’s was a Navy carrier pilot, then lawyer. We’ve often talked about how our Marietta liberal arts education teed us up for grad school and our chosen professions.”
Dr. Jim Carillon ’78 recently completed a book of poetry. This Virgin Page is published by Pisgah Press and available through Amazon.com.
“It is my first book of poems and reflects simple day-to-day joys and concerns, of family and friendships, and both the external and the inner life of a man concerned with the shape of the world and his place in it. Topics include, among others, exercising body and mind, fostering a newborn child, social justice, family, friends and places I have loved, and writing itself.”
Carillon lives in Fairview, North Carolina.
Friends of Marietta College
Michael A. Schonewolf, former Marietta College football coach, of Lady Lake, Florida (12/1/2020).
Dr. Dennis DePerro, former Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, of St. Bonaventure, New York (3/1/2021).
Walter R. Fillippone Jr. ’42 (Lambda Chi Alpha) of Concord, California (10/29/2020).
Alice Bonner Jones ’42 of Forest Hill, Maryland (10/21/2020).
Michael M. Haddad ’50 (Lambda Chi Alpha) of Poughkeepsie, New York (1/26/2021).
Juliette Derochie Lewis ’50 (Sigma Kappa) of Scotch Plains, New Jersey (2/11/2021). Survivors include her husband, Louis J. Lewis Jr. ’50.
John E. O’Hern Jr. ’50 (Alpha Tau Omega) of Danbury, Connecticut (10/31/2020).
Sue Schauwecker Adler ’51 of Chanhassen, Minnesota (5/3/2020). Sadly, her brother, Ernest M. Schauwecker ’60, passed away on 12/27/2020.
Jean Samuelson Biddle ’51 (Alpha Xi Delta) of Cave Creek, Arizona (12/5/2020).
William W. Gault ’51 (Alpha Tau Omega) of Prospect, Kentucky (11/18/2020).
Jule Scheehle Massey ’51 of New Philadelphia, Ohio (12/3/2020).
Hadley R. Rood ’51 (Alpha Tau Omega) of Portsmouth, Rhode Island (10/13/2020).
Carol Mackey Anderson ’52 of Wilton, Connecticut (11/18/2020).
A. Dale Bergmann ’53 (Alpha Tau Omega) of Concord Township, Ohio (2/6/2021).
Gene A. Haynes ’53 of Parkersburg, West Virginia (12/19/2020).
Barbara Smith Hopkins ’54 (Chi Omega) of Madison, Mississippi (2/4/2021). Survivors include a nephew, William H. Corwin ’78.
Charles M. McMillan ’54 (Lambda Chi Alpha) of Carmel, California (8/11/2020). Survivors include a daughter, April L. McMillan ’89.
Arnold O. Galmitz ’56 of Shaker Heights, Ohio (11/10/2020).
Gerald T. Martin ’56 (Alpha Tau Omega) of Gnadenhutten, Ohio (1/18/2021). Survivors include a son, Thomas M. Martin ’78.
Janet Wilson Weihl ’56 (Alpha Xi Delta) of Burke, Virginia (12/22/2020).
Joyce Brickwede Torpy ’57 (Sigma Kappa) of Marietta, Ohio (1/2/2021).
Stanley E. Clark ’58 (Alpha Sigma Phi) of Tucson, Arizona (10/24/2020). Survivors include his wife, Diane Ritter Clark ’60, and a son, Michael P. Clark ’85.
Patricia George Gray ’58 (Chi Omega) of Kittanning, Pennsylvania (12/28/2020). Survivors include her husband, John W. Gray ’57.
Dan S. Stephan Sr. ’58 (Delta Upsilon) of Williamstown, West Virginia (10/19/2020).
Robert G. Williams Jr. ’59 (Delta Upsilon) of Montgomery, Texas (12/27/2020). Survivors include a sister, Kathryn Williams Marks ’67.
Anthony R. Zigman ’59 (Lambda Chi Alpha) of Dover, Ohio (12/20/2020).
William F. Satterlee III ’60 (Alpha Sigma Phi) of Chicago, Illinois (11/17/2020).
Ernest M. Schauwecker ’60 of Parkersburg, West Virginia (12/22/2020).
Patrick T. Vermaaten ’60 of Marietta, Ohio (12/18/2020).
Bruce A. Yarnall ’60 of Charleston, South Carolina (2/20/2021).
George B. Hopkins ’61 of Titusville, Florida (1/13/2020). Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Rose Hopkins ’60.
Joan Johnson Looney ’61 (Alpha Sigma Tau) of Bonita Springs, Florida (10/25/2020).
Peggy Elliott McHugh ’61 (Alpha Xi Delta) of Standish, Maine (12/29/2020).
Kathleen Kadash Stocker ’61 (Chi Omega) of Bokeelia, Florida (1/1/2021). Survivors include her husband, Kurt P. Stocker ’60.
Seth R. Weintraub ’61 (Tau Kappa Epsilon) of Central Point, Oregon (5/7/2020).
William J. Wirant ’61 (Tau Kappa Epsilon) of Escondido, California (9/30/2020). Survivors include a cousin, Frank H. Miklavic ’59.
John W. Woods ’61 (Phi Beta Kappa) of Columbus, Ohio (1/12/2021). Survivors include a brother, Joseph W. Woods ’62.
Carol Powell Zigman ’61 (Alpha Xi Delta) of Dover, Ohio (6/26/2020). Sadly, her husband, Anthony R. Zigman ’59, passed away on 12/20/2020.
J. Gary Fitzgerald ’62 (Alpha Sigma Phi) of Houston, Texas (2/2/2021). Survivors include a sister, LeAnne Fitzgerald Wherley ’72.
Frederick H. Heffler ’62 (Tau Epsilon Phi) of The Villages, Florida (1/31/2021). Survivors include his wife, Nancy Williams Heffler ’64.
Roger H. Hoskin ’63 of Olmsted Township, Ohio (7/20/2020).
Jennifer Austin James ’65 (Chi Omega) of Torrington, Connecticut (1/15/2021).
Linda G. Nearing ’65 of Laguna Woods, California (12/17/2020).
Blair B. Stringfellow III ’65 of Jacksonville, Florida (11/11/2020).
Robert B. Stahl ’66 (Delta Upsilon) of Wrentham, Massachusetts (1/24/2021).
Carl H. Tyrie ’66 (Tau Kappa Epsilon) of Boone, North Carolina (7/5/2020).
Maxwell F. Creighton ’67 (Tau Kappa Epsilon) of Atlanta, Georgia (11/7/2020).
John G. Mitchell ’67 (Lambda Chi Alpha) of Toledo, Ohio (10/8/2020).
Ronald C. Brockett ’69 (Tau Kappa Epsilon) of Concord, New Hampshire (10/26/2020). Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Maginniss Brockett ’70, and a son, Reid M. Brockett ’98.
Paul D. Becker ’70 (Tau Epsilon Phi) of San Jose, California (12/14/2020). Survivors include his wife, Eileen Newman Becker ’70.
John W. Dudley ’70 of Vienna, West Virginia (11/29/2020). Survivors include a brother, Peyton J. Dudley ’65.
Kenneth L. Cooke ’71 (Delta Upsilon) of Nashville, Tennessee (9/28/2020).
William R. Ross ’71 (Lambda Chi Alpha) of Columbus, Ohio (10/11/2020).
Eric W. Gough ’74 (Delta Tau Delta) of Walpole, New Hampshire (2/16/2021). Survivors include his wife, Kheuavanh Ting Vongsoughi Gough ’75.
Walter Weissenborn II ’74 of Guilford, Connecticut (10/27/2020).
Robert E. Burns ’75 (Delta Tau Delta, Phi Beta Kappa) of Columbus, Ohio (11/7/2020).
James A. Shipman ’76 of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (10/23/2020).
Dalton L. Eckel Jr. ’78 of Ripley, West Virginia (10/17/2020).
Robin D. Braig ’79 (Lambda Chi Alpha) of Daytona Beach, Florida (2/17/2021).
Ann Priscilla Palmisano ’81 (Alpha Xi Delta) of Farmington, Connecticut. Survivors include her husband, Glen M. Palmisano ’80; a sister, Barbara Priscilla Wolf ’71; a brother-in-law, Andrew H. Wolf ’71; and a niece, Kelly A. Wolf ’98.
Jody J. Nagel ’82 (Phi Beta Kappa) of Daleville, Indiana (2/6/2021).
Lori K. Denkewalter ’83 (Alpha Xi Delta) of Heath, Ohio (1/22/2021).
Martin T. Hupp ’86 of Spring, Texas (12/5/2020). Survivors include a brother, Jeffrey L. Hupp ’80, and a sister, Kimberly Hupp Miller ’81.
David M. Bruce ’87 (Phi Beta Kappa) of Elizabeth, West Virginia (2/27/2020).
Sallie S. Boord ’89 of Cincinnati, Ohio (11/3/2020).
Martha J. Handschumacher ’91 of Beverly, Ohio (1/27/2021). Survivors include a son, Dustin Handschumacher ’01.
Xan M. Smith ’93 (Delta Tau Delta) of Cincinnati, Ohio (11/1/2020). Survivors include a brother, Geoffrey S. Smith ’96.
Katie E. Drayer ’99 of Marietta, Ohio (12/4/2020). Survivors include a sister, Dody Drayer Waggoner ’95.
Allison Holton Connolly ’11 of Dublin, Ohio (11/7/2020). Survivors include her husband, Eric L. Connolly ’11.