November 2013 class notes

1970s

Gale A. Crosley, BS ’72, was the recipient of the 2014 Hall of Fame Award from The Advisory Board, a partnership of accounting firm consultants that recognize significant contributions to the accounting profession. The award will be presented to Crosley at the group’s Winning is Everything conference in January.


Robert D. Pritt, BA ’69, JD ’74, a partner at the Fort Myers and Naples offices of Roetzel & Andress, conducted a training seminar on Florida’s Sunshine and Public Records laws, providing instruction on the complexities and nuances of both laws for officials from nine area municipalities.

1980s

Scott R. Cantrell, BAED ’85, was enshrined as an honorary inductee of the Manchester High School Hall of Fame. He has been an English teacher at the school for 28 year, during which he coached football, basketball, baseball, and softball.

Dianne L. Crockett, BS ’83, retired in April from the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, where she served for nearly 30 years as supervisor of Ancillary Testing and Point of Care Testing.

Timothy C. Gorrell, BSED ’81, former UA football player, retired Army colonel, and current Ohio deputy inspector general, was appointed in October 2013 by Gov. John Kasich to head the state’s Department of Veterans Services.

Christopher T. Mitchell, AAS ’81, was appointed president and general manager of the Rhein Chemie Corp., effective September 2013.

Frank C. Steininger, BS ’81, a partner in the Houston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, recently took part in the MS 150, a two-day bike ride from Houston to Austin. He was one of 13,000 riders who helped raise $18 million for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Kathleen A. Stoneman, JD ’82, was appointed chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Solo, Small Firm and General Practice section for 2013-14.

Donald R. Truza, AAS ’76, BS ’80, is CEO of The Transition Team Inc. The company, based in Knoxville, Tenn., won top honors in the 2013 EMMA competition for Best Family Support Program at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas hosted by the Forum on Expatriate Management. The Transition Team assists companies throughout the country with career management issues, including spouse relocation, outplacement, and leadership/management training.

1990s

Thomas J. Fantin, BS ’99, a manager with SS&G, has been honored for the fifth consecutive year as one of CPA Practice Advisor’s 40 Under 40 award recipients. Fantin earned the recognition for his ongoing contributions to the field of public accounting

Aaron P. Costic, AAB ’91, a Certified Master Ice Carver and Certified Ice Carving Educator, has qualified for the 2014 Cultural Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, as the highest-seeded U.S. ice carver. To qualify, he earned top scores in National Ice Carving Association-sanctioned Tour of Champions event, held in the United States and Canada. Costic, the owner of Elegant Ice Creations in Broadview Heights, Ohio, has participated in three Cultural Olympics, including the 2006 Turin, Italy, games, where he won a gold medal.

2000s

Dawn M. Burdecki, BA ’03, has joined Hitchcock Fleming & Associates as an integrated media specialist, responsible for working within client teams to create strategic advertising plans, buy media, and optimize results throughout stewardship.



Kenneth M. Burns, BS ’98, MSEE ’00, opened his electronics company, TinyCircuits, in Akron’s Canal Place in August.

Margaret D. Jordan, BA ’99, JD ’04, MSED ’06, joined the Marketing Department at SS&G Inc. as a marketing associate in September 2013. Jordan has been named a Top 10 Young Professional by Akron Life and Leisure magazine and received the 30 for the Future award from the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce.



Vivian M. Yates, BSN ’87, PhD ’08, was named the new dean of nursing at Cuyahoga Community College in September 2013. Yates, a nursing administrator and faculty member, has more than 30 years of clinical and educational experience.

Paul E. Zindle, JD ’06, an attorney with Community Legal Aid Services, received the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award in September from Legacy III, an Akron-based housing organization that assists homeless women.

2010s

Bridget K. Linton, BA ’13, became the new fresh face on FOX Sports Ohio in September after winning a spot with the sports network’s on-air team.

Evan A. Pestello, BS ’10, has been promoted to senior associate, assurance, at SS&G’s Akron office.

Emily C. Richards, BS ’10, has been promoted to senior associate, assurance, at SS&G’s Akron office. She also was named to the Young CPA Section Leadership Board of the Ohio Society of CPAs.

Marriages

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Robert J. Simone, BA ’11, and Jade N. Gustinski, BS ’11, were married Oct. 19, 2013


Future Zips

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Reagan Lewis, daughter of Michael R. Lewis, AAB ’97, and his wife, Erin R., BA ’01, recently enjoyed her first Zips football game – and her first encounter with Zippy!


Gabriel Seling was born May 18, 2013, to Paul F. Seling, MAED ’13, and his wife, Alicia – but was due a week earlier, on the exact day his father crossed the graduation stage at UA to accept his diploma.


Future Zip Avery Miller was dreaming of a big football win over rival Kent State University – and her dream came true on November 2! Avery is the daughter of David P. Miller, BSBA ’02, and his wife, Erin.


In Memoriam

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Patricia R. Anselman, BS ’68, April 24, 2013
Jerome E. Apple, MT ’87, employee, instructor, Accounting, July 26, 2013
Ellen M. Appleman, BSBA ’49, May 19, 2013
Louis E. Archer, BSIM ’53, May 16, 2013
Barbara Armstrong, MSE ’99, June 24, 2013
Agnes B. Augustine, BSED ’57, May 4, 2013
John G. Ayres, BSBA ’67, June 13, 2013
William C. Basheotis, BSBA ’56, September 17, 2013
Valerie R. Baxter, BSA ’85, August 13, 2013
Donald E. Becker, retired associate professor emeritus, Management, August 22, 2013
Margaret J. Berry, BSED ’49, August 9, 2013
Bedford H. Biles, JD ’58, July 28, 2013
Donald J. Bohm, MSE ’75, July 28, 2013
Charles E. Booth, BSBA ’49, August 1, 2013
Paul A. Borowski, JD ’59, June 6, 2013
Barbara M. Brown, AAS ’90, BA ’91, September 19, 2013
Robert E. Condon, BSEE ’52, September 19, 2013
Mary Ann Cosgarea, BA ’76, BSN ’85, July 6, 2013
Leonide J. Cosper, retiree, Cashier’s Office, July 17, 2013
Mary D'Avello, BAED ’43, October 6, 2012
Heather J. Day, BA ’95, August 13, 2013
Diana M. Deterding, AA ’72, April 9, 2013
Melynda M. Dort, BSA ’92, August 6, 2013
Betty A. Drummond, employee, Physical Facilities, July 20, 2013
Orysia S. Effler, BS ’73, July 9, 2013
Christina L. Farnsworth, BA, MA ’99, September 11, 2013
Stanley Folda, BSIM ’56, August 29, 2013
Robert W. Fulton, BSBA ’68, June 20, 2013
William E. Garman, BAED ’50, September 11, 2013
Geza Geier Jr., AAS ’77, BST ’78, July 15, 2013
Barbara T. Geisey, retired director, Learning Resource Center, Wayne College, October 20, 2013
Helen L. Glasgow, BS ’44, August 31, 2013
William R. Good, BS ’67, MS ’70, September 19, 2013
Robert F. Goodin, BSED ’70, August 26, 2013
Lori A. Graham, BSA ’85, August 6, 2013
Bruce B. Greshem, BSIM ’54, July 17, 2013
Phyllis S. Griffith, BA ’79, July 18, 2013
Charles E. Gross, BSED ’55, August 23, 2013
Bernard E. Hannaman, BA ’50, July 17, 2013
Scott E. Haren, BS ’90, September 21, 2013
William F. Helmkamp, BSIM ’49, August 17, 2013
Emily C. Hemphill, MA ’49, September 20, 2013
Alene E. Hennis, BAE ’65, August 8, 2013
Cynthia Y. Hindelang, BA ’99, MSW ’02, July 24, 2013
Herman W. Honaker Jr., retiree, Physical Facilities, July 13, 2013
Kathleen M. Horning, MSN ’05, employee, associate instructor, Nursing, October 28, 2013
Kenneth C. Hoover, MAE ’91, July 7, 2013
Gwendolyn D. Howe, AAB ’92, November 19, 2012
Jean A. Hungerford, BSE ’66, August 12, 2013
Martha M. Jorden
, MA ’83, August 17, 2013
Charles E. Kirkwood, retired professor emeritus, Law, July 2, 2013
Wendell L. Kiser, BSIM ’57, September 16, 2013
Raymond N. Leo
, BSME ’61, August 6, 2013
Robert S. Mankin, BSBA ’41, September 28, 2013
Katherine D. Martucci, BSBA ’89, July 18, 2013
Brian K. McGarry, BSIM ’94, September 27, 2013
Regis Q. McKnight, retired professor, Education, August 28, 2013
Joseph E. Meckler Sr., BSED ’59, MSED ’75, September 8, 2013
Roger C. Michael, BSIM ’55, September 21, 2013
Philip R. Montgomery, BA ’58, July 9, 2013
Alvin L. Moutz, BSBA ’52, September 13, 2013

Richard D. Neal, BSED ’61, June 19, 2013
Max Nelson, BA ’41, September 22, 2013
Gregory I. Newell, BAED ’73, MAED ’79, September 3, 2013
Robert A. Oetjen, retired dean emeritus, Arts & Sciences, July 14, 2013
Robert M. O'Herron, BA ’50, July 25, 2013
Anthony S. Olivo, BSBA ’47, July 31, 2013
Paul J. Pamer, BS ’55, September 26, 2013
David J. Pastva, BS ’88, August 7, 2013
Christopher J. Pavlock, AAS ’93, April 18, 2013
John A. Popplestone, retired director, Psychology Archives, September 15, 2013
Barbara A. Porter, BSED ’55, MSED ’69, PhD ’82, July 19, 2013
John M. Puglia, BA ’88, July 14, 2013
Bernard A. Raffath Jr., BSBA ’50, JD ’59, October 29, 2013
Betty J. Repp, BSED ’53, September 22, 2013
Jean E. Rogers, BSBA ’49, November 6, 2012
David Roughley, BSBA ’56, September 23, 2013
Richard A. Rowe, BSE ’75, September 11, 2013
Robert A. Schaaf, BA ’80, July 9, 2013
Donna J. Seaman, MSE ’75, July 19, 2013
Ann Marie L. Segedy, BAED ’67, May 4, 2013
Willie J. Sellers Jr., BSBA ’76, May 29, 2013
Maureen Shalowitz, BSN ’88, September 15, 2013
Carolyn M. Shriber, BSE ’65, August 18, 2013
Allene Small, BSED ’53, August 22, 2013
Kathleen M. Spencer, BA ’45, August 11, 2013
Leonette R. Sutter-Rowe, BS ’64, MSE ’80, September 7, 2013
Alice J. Sword, BSED ’68, September 2, 2013
Larry L. Taylor, AA ’73, July 2, 2013
Pauline C. Thompson, BA ’42, August 12, 2013
Valerie L. Trust, AAS ’79, August 7, 2013
John S. Watt, BAED ’48, retired professor emeritus, Education, October 19, 2013
Elise M. White, BM ’63, September 18, 2013
George H. Whiteside Jr., BSA ’50, September 21, 2013
Cheryl A. Williamson, BA ’01, MA ’04, August 11, 2013
Aaron A. Wilson, BSBA ’07, September 10, 2013
Pamela K. Zajdel, AAS ’72, July 17, 2013