Class of 1957
Guy E. Sutherland (BS), Bartlesville, has been appointed to the board of the Bartlesville Community Foundation.

Class of 1980
DeAnn Auman-Hill (BBA), Baxter Springs, was selected as one of the 2011 ‘Woman to Watch’ award winners in the experienced leaders category. The award is given by the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants in conjunction with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Paula Baker (BS ’80, MS ’99), Joplin, Mo., was selected president and chief executive officer of Freeman Health System, effective Jan. 1. Baker served as chief clinical officer for the system from 2008 through 2011. She was CEO of the Ozark Center from 2003-2008. Freeman Health is a not-for-profit, community-owned, three-hospital, 407-bed health system serving southwest Missouri, Southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.

Class of 1987
Dr. Michael Shonrock (Ed. Spec.) was named the new president of Emporia State University in 2010. Prior to his appointment, Shonrock served as the vice president for student affairs at Texas Tech.

Class of 1991
Dennis Manning (BS, Chemistry), Commerce, Okla., was a recipient of the Northeast Oklahoma A&M outstanding alumni award in 2011. Manning is vice president and general manager of Boron Products, LLC. He also serves on the board of directors for Yamanaka-Ceradyne, Inc.

Class of 1995
Tiffany Richard (BS) was named Kansas Teacher of the Year for 2012. Richard has been a biology and chemistry teacher at Olathe East High School since 2003. Prior to that, she taught at Joplin High School and then in El Segundo, Calif. Richard lives in Olathe with her husband, Bryan, and two sons.

Class of 2000
Julie Lucas (BA) is the editor of the Outlook, a weekly military newspaper in Vicenza, Italy. Prior to that, she served as a public affairs specialist for the Army in Fort Carson, Colo.

Class of 2001
Marla F. Beatty (MBA) is administrator of the Division of Orthopaedics at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and is president of the Mid-America Healthcare Executives’ Forum, a chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Class of 2002
Taylor J. Wine (BS) was appointed as the new Osage County district magistrate judge in October. Wine is a member of the law firm of Coffman & Gilliland in Lyndon, Kan., and is the president of the Osage County Bar Association. Wine received his law degree from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He and his wife, Heather, have two sons. They live in Vassar, Kan.

Class of 2003
Sheila Bolte (BBA, Finance) has joined the financial services department of the Insurancenter as an account service manager responsible for providing customer service for employee benefit clients. Most recently Bolte worked as an insurance coordinator for a local medical office, and prior to that worked for an independent insurance agency.

Class of 2009
Josh Letner, (BS) was one of three Joplin Globe reporters honored by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association for their coverage of the May 22 tornado. Letner and co-reporters Wally Kennedy and Emily Younker shared the first place award for best local story for a series of four stories about 100 of the storm’s victims.

Gorilla Babies


Charlee Smith 11 weeks (parents Emily and Bo (’99), Smith), Kennedi Baker, 20 months (parents Darcy (’05) and Nathan (’05) Baker) and Mason Majors, 5 months (parents A.J. (‘06) and Andy (‘06) Majors)