Class of 1961
Eldon Danenhauer (BSED, ’61) was among the 2013 inductees into the Topeka Business Hall of Fame. A former pro football player for the Denver Broncos, he also owned Lapeka distributorship. He played football for PSU.
Class of 1980
DeAnn Hill (BBA) a Baxter Springs CPA, was appointed to the Kansas Governor’s School Efficiency Task Force to examine education spending. She has operated her own family public accounting business in Baxter for more than 30 years.
Class of 1982
Jackie Hall (BS ’82, MS ’89) celebrated 30 years as volleyball and track coach at Uniontown High School. She was first hired at Uniontown as a high school physical education coach. She also coached girls basketball for eight years.
Class of 1983
Mark Watkins (BBA ’83, MBA ’99) was named Dean of Instruction at Labette Community College. He began his role on Aug. 1. Prior to accepting the position, he was a business instructor at Neosho County Community College in Chanute.
Class of 1991
Tim Hallacy (BS, School Admin.) was hired as superintendent at Silver Lake School District. He taught at Silver Lake from 1992 to 1999 before moving to administration as assistant principal at Northern Hills Junior High School. In 2006, he became principal at Shawnee Heights Middle School.
Class of 1993
Jeff Martin (BS, ‘93) was named vice president of regulatory affairs of Westar Energy in February 2013. He had previously served as executive director of regulatory affairs since March 2012. He has responsibility for all regulatory matters of the company.
Class of 1994
Clayton Tatro (BS, 94’, MS, ’95) was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Kansas Leadership Center, a leadership development organization in Wichita. Tatro is the president of Fort Scott Community College.
Class of 1995
Jean Gillogy McCally (MS ’95) was selected to be honored on the Ottawa High School Wall of Honor. McCally died in 2011, but was nominated posthumously by her sorority, Beta Sigma Phi. She received her doctorate of education from the University of Kansas.
Class of 1998
Sara Moore (BA,’98) was named Chief Marketing Officer for All Star Vacation Homes. She has led All Star’s marketing efforts for the past nine years. She also supports industry promotion and awareness by representing All Star on local, state and national tourism committees.
Class of 2000
Misti Mustain (BS ’00, MS ’02) was named director of specialty services at the Labette Center for Mental Health Services. Mustain joins Dr. Mark Haslett, Sandra Dickerson and Shereen Ellis in directing the daily operations of the programs.
Class of 2002
Shelly Hunter (MBA) was named one of the 15 most influential women of 2012 by the Joplin Tri-State Business Journal. Hunter is a lifelong Joplin resident. She has served as a board president for both Joplin NALA Read and Show Me Missouri Chapter of Healthcare Financial Managers.
Class of 2007
Ginger Niemann (BS ’07) joined the staff of U.S. Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins as a legislative aide. Niemann covers military, agriculture, veterans, postal and welfare issues for Rep. Jenkins’s office. Niemann served two terms as student body president at PSU.
Marla Starling (BS ’07, MS ’11) was named the 2012 affiliate winner of the Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher Award from the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education. Sterling is a 7th-12th grade Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Cherryvale Middle/High School.