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    Spring 2017


56 (ENGINEERING), has published a management book entitled Creating a Productive Environment/Workforce for the 21st Century.



THOMAS F. McGUANE, ’62 (ARTS AND LETTERS), has received the 2017 Heritage Award from the American Museum of Fly Fishing.


RICHARD J. WISEMAN,PHD 62 (SOCIAL SCIENCE), has written Riverview Hospital For Children and Youth: A Culture of Promise, a book about his personal experience as a child psychologist.


DR. LAWRENCE H. BRICKMAN, ’65 (NATURAL SCIENCE), has been named a clinical associate professor of surgery and director of clinical education in surgery at Florida Atlantic University.


DR. LINDA C. STONE, ’65 (COMMUNICATION ARTS AND SCIENCES), has received the AMA Foundation’s 2016 Isaac Hays, M.D. and John Bell M.D. Award For Leadership in Medical Ethics and Professionalism.


JERRY L. JOHNS, M 66, PHD 70 (BOTH IN EDUCATION), has been recognized with a High Impact Philanthropy Award from the Northern Illinois University Foundation.


JAMES R. McCLAIN, MBA 68 (BUSINESS), has published Strategy Demystified, a business development book.


73 (EDUCATION), has received Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women’s prestigious Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award for her professional achievements.

MICHAEL A. EMMENECKER, ’74 (ENGINEERING), has been inducted into the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame at Ferris State University and previously served as Chairman of the Board of the Historical Society of Saginaw County.


JENNIFER S. LANE, ’77 (JUSTIN MORRILL COLLEGE), has been named an Outstanding Leader in Arts Education at Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.


W. RANDY STRAND, ’78 (EDUCATION), has been named North Central Division manager for Heaven Hill Brands.


NANCY D. MACCREERY, ’79 (AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, HONORS COLLEGE), MBA 84 (BUSINESS), has published the third book in her Scoops and Schemes series on Amazon.



FRANCIS A. LUTTMER, ’81 (COMMUNICATION ARTS AND SCIENCES), has been named director of operations at NL Group.


MICHAEL W. ALLMAN, ’82 (ENGINEERING), has joined the Delta Energy & Communications’ board of directors.

RANDALL R. RUPP, ’82 (BUSINESS), has been named CEO of Rehmann Accounting LLC.


ROBIN D. FERRIBY, ’83 (SOCIAL SCIENCE), has been selected as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.


CHERYL F. ZUELLIG, ’84 (AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES), has been named vice president of SmithGroupJJR’s Detroit office.


ANNE P. KHADEMIAN, 85 (SOCIAL SCIENCE), has been elected to the board of directors at the National Academy of Public Administration.


JONATHAN K. JAMES,86 (COMMUNICATION ARTS AND SCIENCES), was recently named chief marketing officer of CompuCom, a global IT infrastructure solutions firm.

MARY L. KELPINSKI, ’86, 87 (BOTH IN AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES), has been named the first female CEO of the Michigan Pork Producers Association.


KATHERINE C. GALVIN, ’89 (ARTS AND LETTERS), has been named director of programs for the Big Ten Academic Alliance.



THOMAS C. FISHER, ’90, MS 97 (BOTH IN AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES) has been promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the Utah Army National Guard.

CHERI N. COLLINS WIDEMAN, ’90 (AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, HONORS COLLEGE), has been named director of Human Resources at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

JON J. LYNCH, ’91 (SOCIAL SCIENCE), has been recognized as the 2016 Outstanding Community Administrator by the Michigan Association of Planning.


PATRICIA L. HERNDON, ’92 (SOCIAL SCIENCE), has been named senior vice president of government relations for the Michigan Bankers Association.


NANCY J. STEVENS, ’92 (SOCIAL SCIENCE, HONORS COLLEGE), has been named a 2016 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholar.


CRAIG B. NABAT, ’93 (SOCIAL SCIENCE), has invented an FDA-cleared laser hair therapy device for his company, Freedom Laser Therapy in Los Angeles.


ERIK W. QUALMAN, ’94 (BUSINESS), has published his book, How to Sell on LinkedIn - 30 tips in 30 days.


GEOFFREY M. JOHNS, ’95 (COMMUNICATION ARTS AND SCIENCES), has been named president and chief creative officer of DC Entertainment.


AZURELY R. KERR, ’98 (SOCIAL SCIENCE), has been named to Business Insurance’s list of “Women to Watch.”

PATRICK D. RADABAUGH, MS 98 (ENGINEERING), has been named a senior associate at Dewberry law firm in Denver.


O. RICHARD BUNDY, MBA 99 (BUSINESS), has been named vice president for Development and Alumni Relations at Penn State University.


GREGORY W. WRIGHT, ’00, PHD 07 (BOTH IN ARTS AND LETTERS), has published a comic book series based on the television show Holliston.

JENNIFER M. KEANE, ’01 (BUSINESS), has been chosen as a development director within the Office of Advancement at Park University.


BRADLEY J. HITTLE, ’02(ENGINEERING), was recently promoted to president and CEO of American Rheinmetall Systems.


CHANDANKUMAR K. REDDY, MS 03 (ENGINEERING), has been appointed an associate professor of Computer Science in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.


VANESSA A. SHAY, ’03 (COMMUNICATION ARTS AND SCIENCES), has been named vice president of global partnerships for AEG at the Staples Center.


LINDSAY E. WALTERS, ’04 (ARTS AND LETTERS), has been named director of organizational development at LAFCU.


ADAM L. PILCHAK, ’05 (ENGINEERING), has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

FRANCIS TOBIENNE JR., ’05 (ARTS AND LETTERS), has published a pair of literary scholarship books in 2016.


MICHAEL C. LALA, ’09 (ARTS AND LETTERS), has won the Colorado Prize for Poetry for his recently published volume of poetry, Exit Theater.



ALEXANDRA N. CLARK, ’10 (BUSINESS), has been named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in the food and wine category.


NICHOLAS A. DARMANIN, ’11,MS 12 (BOTH IN BUSINESS), has been promoted to senior staff accountant at UHY LLP.

MATTHEW TYLER OAKLEY, ’11 (COMMUNICATION ARTS AND SCIENCES), has signed a deal with Ellen DeGeneres to create his own digital talk show.


MICHAEL J. ALLON, ’12 (ENGINEERING), has co-founded MySwimPro, named Best Watch App of the Year by Apple.


ASHLEIGH M. ARTIST, ’14 (COMMUNICATION ARTS AND SCIENCES), has been promoted to an account executive at Stratacomm LLC.


KORY S. KLEIN, ’14, MS 15 (BOTH IN BUSINESS), has been promoted to senior staff accountant at UHY LLP.

ESSENCE D. WILSON, MS 15 (BUSINESS), has been awarded the Claire M. White award from the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce.