Class of 1962
Lorna (Johnston) Smith (BSED ’62 & MSE ’91) and Glenn Smith ’63 (BS) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 10. Lorna teaches speech and psychology courses at Fort Scott Community College and Glenn is a retired ranch foreman who continues to participate in team roping events throughout the midwest. The Smiths live in rural Redfield, Kan.
Class of 1974
Gary Green (BMEd), music director in the Department of Theater at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., was in Kansas for the summer to revive summer theater at the Waterville (Kan.) Opera House. He put on two performances as a fundraiser for renovations to the Opera House and to reconnect Waterville and live theater.
Class of 1976
Charles Duane Kater, Ph.D., (BS technical education ’76, MS technical education ’77) was appointed associate vice president for distance learning at Park University in Park City, Mo., in January. Kater served as director of technical programs and curriculum for the Kansas Board of Regents from 2010 through 2011. Previously, he served as vice president for workforce development at Northwest Arkansas Community College (2009-10), dean of the College of Professional Studies and vice president of community college outreach and director of satellite campus operations at Bellevue University in Nebraska (2004-08), associate dean of professional and online studies at Southwestern College in Kansas (2002-03) and director of educational technology at Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. in Topeka, Kan. (1991-2002). He earned his doctorate in technical education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Class of 1980
Judson Hall (BS) retired from the Boeing Company in 2012 after 32 years of service. Judson lives in O’Fallon, Mo., with his wife, Carol.
Class of 1983
Dr. Mark Watkins (BBA, MBA ’99, Spec. ’05), has been selected to serve as dean of instruction for Labette Community College in Parsons, Kan.
Class of 1990
Julie (Walburn) Badders (BSED) of Liberty, Mo., has been appointed elementary principal of Maplewood Elementary in the North Kansas City School District for the 2012-2013 school year. Prior to her appointment, Badders served as a teacher and assistant principal in the district. Julie and her husband, Scott (BS ‘ 89), have three children, Taryn, Brynn and Carson.
Bethene (Bitner) Fahnestock (BSN), was appointed vice president for academic affairs for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (Miami, Okla.) on July 1. Fahnestock most recently held the position of assistant vice president for academic affairs for NEO.
Class of 1996
Mike Calvert (Spec.) has been named as the new president of Central Community College–Grand Island in Columbus, Neb. Previously, he served as dean for humanities and social science at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan.
Class of 1998
Carrie Agosto (BS, MS ’02, Spec. ’07), was named counselor of the year by the Southeast Kansas Counseling Association. Agosto is the counselor at Jefferson School in Independence, Kan.
Class of 1999
Lisa (Swaim) Collier (BS) was named 2012 Secondary Teacher of the Year for the Paola (Kan.) School District #USD 368. Lisa has been teaching math at Paola High School for 13 years and is currently the department chairperson. She lives in Paola with her husband, Troy, and two daughters, Jenna and Jacie.
Class of 2000
Scott Sinnett (BBA) has joined McCormick Armstrong’s Southwest regional sales office in Dallas. McCormick Armstrong is a commercial printer with web and sheet fed capabilities, direct mail, catalog, fulfillment, distribution, and other brand management tools. Sinnett serves customers throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as key accounts in Houston, Tulsa, and Manhattan, Kan. Sinnett has more than 12 years of experience the security-sensitive financial printing field, previously working for Bowne of Dallas and Merrill Corporation and, most recently, with IntegraColor. Prior to his career in printing sales, Sinnett spent four years in the U.S. Army as an interrogation team leader for the 110th Military Intelligence Battalion.
Class of 2005
Aimee (Shields) Banks (BA), has been named the director of public relations and grants for Tri Valley Developmental Services in Chanute, Kan.
Class of 2006
Sarah (Wohlgemuth) Johnson (BA) has been named head volleyball coach at the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, Kan. An Atchison native, Johnson earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Saint Mary.
Class of 2009
Lindsay (Quall) Hothan (BS), De Soto, Kan., was presented with the Horizon Award by the Kansas State Department of Education. This award identifies and recognizes first-year teachers that represent excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms. Hothan teaches family and consumer sciences at De Soto High School.