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Careers and Accomplishment

Carolyn (Cooper ’84) Doolittle recently accepted a new position as a reading specialist/instructional coach at USD 231 (Gardner-Edgerton).

Dr. Rod Smith (’92) has been honored as Middle School Principal of the Year by the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals. Rod is principal at Frontier Trail Middle School in Olathe. Additionally, he assists MNU’s Professional & Graduate Studies in Education with new program initiatives.

Tracy Waal (’92) was recently appointed vice president for student life at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Brenda (Santee ’93) Schumaker recently accepted the position of case manager at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa. 

Tony Johnson (’96) is the new athletic director/head football coach at W.T. White High School in Dallas, Texas. 

Mathew Mount (’96) was recently announced as the new controller/chief financial officer at Chance Rides.

Larissa Klinger (’04) travels with the USO, performing for troops around the world and in the Times Square New Year's Eve Show. She recently made her stage-directing debut at the Ozark Actors Theatre.

Michael Dye (’06) recently graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  He is now working at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. 

Chris (’06) and Kristin (Leatherman ’07) Gilmore recently relocated to Wichita, Kansas, to plant a new church: The Dwelling Church of the Nazarene.

Bryan Rich (’06) accepted a new position with Ruckus Group as the principal of design and video production. 

Nicole (Ferguson ’12) Eubanks was named one of two 2018 Hart Institute Administrators by The Dallas Opera. Nicole is the individual giving director at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Missouri.

Lacey Rush (’14) accepted a new position as a third grade teacher at the Salina USD 305.

Clayton Brandt (’15) accepted a new position as the facility manager of Heartland Therapeutic Riding Inc. 

S. Apollo McCullough (’15) was promoted to youth pastor at Life Church in Wichita, Kansas. 

Cale Brubaker (’16) accepted the position as the men’s basketball video coordinator at The University of Texas San Antonio.

Andrea Mendez (’18) is the marketing and communications coordinator for 826LA, a writing and tutoring nonprofit in Los Angeles. Andrea works with the development team, writing blogs and press releases and managing social media platforms and email campaigns. 

 

Marriages

Cody (’18) and Jessica (Alvord ’17) Covert, Aug. 18, 2018.

Taylor (’11) and Maggie Bottles, Oct. 6, 2018.

Andrew (’15) and Katie Carney, June 23, 2018.

Trevor (’15) and Rachelle Cherryholmes, May 11, 2018.

Austin (’16) and Samantha Cline, June 23, 2018.

Chesley (FS ’14) and Carissa (Collins ’17) Rost, June 28, 2018.

Raul and Taylor (Conant ’13) De la Torre, March 10, 2018.

Austin ('13) and Ali Conyers, May 19, 2018.

Brent and Jennifer (Costa ’13) Beley, Oct. 27, 2018.

Daniel (’17) and Christine Cunningham, May 10, 2018.

Peter (’13) and Jennie DeVries, May 19, 2018.

Angel and Virginia (Dupea ’17) Batista, July 7, 2018.

Jordan (’16) and Kelly Eckley, June 9, 2018.

Matt and Katherine (Frizzell ’13) Ingram, Oct. 6, 2018.

Kenan and Jamie (Furnas ’17) Aron, September 2, 2018.

Quinton ('18) and Amanda (Gauer '18) North, Aug. 4, 2018.

James (’18) and Paula Guerrero, July 28, 2018.

Nick and Sarah (Helm ’15) Lancaster, Oct. 28, 2018.

Dalton and Shelbi (Hollern ’15) Schnoor, May 19, 2018.

Brett (’06) and Kelly Hull, Oct. 20, 2018.

Rob Hinton and Kandace Johnson (’82), Oct. 6, 2018.

Klay (’10) and Kaylynn Johnson, Aug. 18, 2018.

Kory and Melanie (Johnson ’18) Gilmore, June 23, 2018.

Nathaniel (’14) and Amy Kennedy, Sept. 22, 2018.

Gage (’14) and Alyssa Krebs, Sept. 2, 2018.

Robert (’08) and Lindsay Laughter, Oct. 28, 2018.

Emilio (’17) and Katie (Linsey ’17) Gonzales, March 10, 2018.

Dalton('18) and Mariah (McCommon '18) Young, May 19, 2018.

Tyler and Holly (Robinett ’13) Darrell, Jan. 26, 2018.

Grayson (’19) and McKenzie Smith, Aug. 4, 2018.

Michael (’18) and Marissa (Stiles ’18) Mendoza, June 23, 2018. 

Thomson (’17) and Morgan Ticum, Oct. 27, 2018.

Christopher and Lenzie (Vulgamore ’16) Johnson, Sept. 29, 2018.

Matthew and Julia Cathleen (Willis ’15) Lexa, April 21, 2018.

 

Condolences

Douglas Jeffries (’72), Oct. 28, 2018.

E. Marvin Duggins Jr. (’76), Sept. 4, 2018.

Rheta Rundberg (FS ’80), Oct. 16, 2018.

Gaylene (Schott ’80), Williams, May 7, 2018.

Randolph Russell (FS ’82), Sept. 16, 2018.

Myron "Pete" Hall (FS ’86), July 19, 2018.

Philip Harris (FS ’88, MHR 1), June 3, 2018.

Ronald Long (’93), Oct. 27, 2018.

Sharon Howard (MA ’01), Sept. 3, 2018.

David Schroeder (’03), Aug. 13, 2018.

Martha John (former faculty), June 13, 2018.

Leland King (former trustee), June 14, 2018.

 

Births

1. Tyler (ʼ12) and Megan (Palmer ʼ14) Allen, a daughter: Kennedy Christine, September 29, 2018.

2. Mitchell and Chelsea (Reed ʼ11) Anderson, a son: Kincaid Carl, May 2, 2018.

3. Joshua (ʼ09) and Elisabeth Armfield, a daughter Ruth Margaret, January 22, 2018.

4. Brody (ʼ08) and Janae (Jakobitz ʼ09) Bell, a daughter: Elin Rhea, February 7, 2018.

5. Chad (ʼ07) and Haley Bohi, a son: Ethan James, September 26, 2018.

6. Austin (ʼ09) and Lindsey Boots, a son and a daughter: Hudson Ray and Finley Mae, September 10, 2018.

7. Reuben and Lesley (Miller ʼ11) Bretey, a daughter: Ella Joanna, April 10, 2018.

8. Danny (’07) and Megan Buxie, a girl: Reagan Marie, May 6, 2018.

9. Samuel and Kira (Borkowski ʼ10) Carabantes, a daughter: Liliana Marie, July 12, 2018.

10. Christian (ʼ11) and Monica Cardona Perea, a son: Samuel, July 22, 2018.

11. Quinn (ʼ07) and Stephanie (Shelhorn ʼ09) Carr, a daughter: Vivian Ray, October 18, 2018.

12. Adrian (ʼ12) and Sami Chapman, a daughter: Jaci Joanna, September 7, 2018. 

13. Clinton (ʼ07) and Courtney (Clark ʼ08) Conant, a son: McCoy Carroll, February 8, 2018.

14. Charles (ʼ03) and Aly DeBok, a son: Madden Everett, August 20, 2018.

15. Travis (ʼ04) and Melissa (McKellips ʼ06) Emerson, a son: Bryson Travis, October 7, 2018

16. Logan and Megan (Love ʼ09) Farney, a son: Rhett Robert, September 27, 2018.

17. Russ and Kyli (Stoltzfus ʼ10) Fink, a daughter: Adalaed Remee, March 26, 2018.

18. Corey and Micah (Yantis ʼ07) Fischer, a daughter: Emilia Carley, October 18, 2018.

19. Ashley Frierdich (ʼ14), a daughter: Zayda Lynn, May 30, 2018.

20. Trevor (ʼ14) and Ayla Gilmore, a daughter: Noelle Eizabeth, August 7, 2018.

21. Matthew (ʼ11) and Heather Gow, a son: William Andrew, March 18, 2018.

22. Darren (ʼ10) and Rebekah (Stude ʼ11) Harms, a son: Rawlins Abram, September 30, 2018.

23. Josh (ʼ14) and Jill Heer, a daughter: Emma Kay, June 21, 2018.

24. Dallas and Ashley (Kyger ʼ08) Henry, a daughter: Evelyn, September 22, 2018.

25. Luke (ʼ15) and Jamie Johnston, a daughter: Norah Grace, June 14, 2018.

26. Matt (ʼ04) and Jana Keeley, a daughter: Rylee Joy, September 5, 2018.

27. Cody (ʼ09) and Tina (Summers ʼ08) Kraemer, a son: Cason James, September 5, 2018.

28. Dr. Caleb (ʼ13) and Megan (Weyrauch ʼ12) Laird, a daughter: Emery Noel, August 9, 2018.

29. Landon (ʼ11) and Robin (Spencer ʼ11) Letsinger, a daughter: Samantha Ruth, September 19, 2018.

30. Jesse and Taylor (Ryal ʼ11) Longly, a son: Keller James, August 11, 2018.

31. Zach and Alyssa (Chisam ʼ12) Madden, a son: Boden William, June 26, 2018.

32. Adrienne Mathews (MAOA ʼ09), a daughter: Khara Mae, April 6, 2018.

33. Jason (ʼ10) and Hedi (Moore ʼ11) Menard, a daughter: Remington Joy, August 22, 2018.

34. Montai (ʼ16) and Thalia Mickens, a daughter: Alani, September 18, 2018.

35. Matt (ʼ06) and Laura (Riggs ʼ06) Morris, a son: Dylan Michael, May 15, 2018.

36. Jeffrey (ʼ11) and Jocelyn (Seifert ʼ10) Myers, a son: Everett Roy, October 1, 2018.

37. Eric (ʼ06) and Tara Overmiller, a son: Mason Ray, October 5, 2018.

38. Brad and Megan (Anderson ʼ09) Pacey: a son: Kam, October 23, 2018.

39. Eric (ʼ10) and Kaitlyn Perrigo, a daughter: Emery Marie, July 3, 2018.

40. Aaron (ʼ11) and Stephanie Phelps, a son: Henry Voyage, March 17, 2018.

41. Tyler (ʼ10) and Laura Ruzich, a daughter: Freddie Lucille, February 28, 2018.

42. Jarod and Carrie (Conant ʼ10) Sams, a son: Cade Eldon, July 23, 2018. 

43. Justin and Laura (Miller ʼ13) Schaper, a son: Colton Philip, June 24, 2018.

44. Wendell (ʼ13) and Rachel Silvers, a daughter, Zoey Ann, May 3, 2018.

45. Brandon (ʼ12) and Tara (Welsh ʼ13) Smith, a son: Calil Azariah, October 4, 2018.

46. Chris (ʼ00) and Shannon Smith, a daughter: Tinley May, September 19, 2018.

47. Trevor (ʼ14) and Hannah (Young ʼ14) Smith, a son: Emmeric Scott, September 17, 2018.

48. Jeff (ʼ13) and Jourdan (McGuire ʼ12) Sous, a daughter: Olive Elizabeth, October 1, 2018.

49. Billie (ʼ07) and Emily (O'Neal ʼ11) Taylor, a son: Henry Lee, October 17, 2018.

50. Roland and Ashley (Hall ʼ07) Tedder, a daughter: Enloe Llizea, July 30, 2018.

51. Alexander (ʼ14) and Alexandra (Dalbey ʼ16) Wilson, a daughter: Frances Elizabeth Clementine, May 20, 2018.

52. Aaron and Chloe (Burnes ʼ15) Wright, a daughter: Eva, May 14, 2018.  

53. Evan and Taylor (Ford ʼ09) Zimmerman, a daughter: Josephine Roberta, May 27, 2018.

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