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Christine Harman ’74 graduated from Vanderbilt University in May 2008 with a Doctor of Education. She specialized in human resource development. ALUMNA PROFILE Virginia Byrne Adye ’53 Major at UE: Music Education Current Residence: Evansville, Indiana Current Occupation: Private Piano Studio Instructor Career Highlights: Masters of Science in Education, Indiana University 1963 I Taught Music: Newburgh Elementary and High Schools, EVSC Highland and Stringtown Schools I Maintain Private Piano Studio I UE Alumni Certificate of Excellence 1987 Family/UE Connections: Husband, Arthur Robert Adye Sr., UE graduate 1949 I Son, Arthur Robert Adye Jr., UE graduate 1979 I Daughter-in-law, Candace Shourds Adye, UE graduate 1980 I Grandson, Arthur Robert Adye III, UE sophomore UE Alumni Activities: Sigma Alpha Iota International Professional Music Fraternity I Friends of UE Music I Supporter of the Aces I Telethon fund drives I Class of ’53 reunion committee member Favorite Professor or Instructor: Margaret Taylor Shepard Favorite UE Memory: UE Choir directed by Margaret Taylor Shepard Robb Thiel ’79 was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award for 2008 by the Student Association of Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind. He served as the director of college bands for the past 15 years. He holds the title associate professor of music and is the music education advisor for the college. second-largest performing arts notfor-profit and one of the nation’s biggest and most influential music education organizations. Joe Fiorentino ’81x won first place in the heavyweight division of the Arnold Grappling Championship in Columbus, Ohio, on Mar. 1, 2008. He went on to place first in the heavyweight division of the Midwest Jiu-Jitsu Tournament on Apr. 26, 2008. Joe also won first place in the heavyweight division of the Naga Illinois Grappling Championship on May 24, 2008. Greg ’84 and Lisa (Schauss) ’84 Midkiff celebrated the addition of their first grandchild, Bella Aurora, to the family. Greg works for Siemen’s Industrial Automation, and Lisa is a full-time mother and grandmother. The couple celebrates 24 years of marriage in October (28 years together counting the four years they dated during college). Brenda (White) Myers ’84 was promoted to the newly created position as the director of electronic medical record in information services at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Ind., in Dec. 2007. Margo (Pettiford) VanDenBossche ’85 was recognized as the 2008 St. Hugh’s School teacher of the year. She is a third grade teacher in the Archdiocese of Washington School. Margo and her husband, Chuck, have a 19-year-old son named Justin. Jeffrey Fager ’75 was appointed as vice president and dean of Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn. Sherry (Evans) Bragg ’77 works as the director’s administrative assistant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is a proud single mom with four children in college or near graduation. Sherry and her family reside in Norcross, Ga., where she has found a productive and joyful purpose for her life. Thomas Kunkel ’77, M ’79, an eminent journalist and scholar, became the seventh president of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisc., effective July 1. Kunkel spent the previous eight years as dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, where he was also president of American Journalism Review, a national magazine published by the college. Kunkel spent his early career in newspaper management. Lynn (Tomlinson) Lenker ’77 has served as the nurse champion of SSM Health Care’s implementation of the electronic record for 16 hospitals. She was recently named regional vice president of nursing for the St. Louis SSM Health Care network. 1980s David C. Fisher ’80 is the senior vice president and chief investment officer at Reinsurance Group of America in Chesterfield, Mo. Nancy (Hill) Carlson ’81 was named vice president of finance for Music for All Inc., Indianapolis’ Scott Sigman M ’86, an associate professor of mathematics and computer science at Drury University, was elected regional representative for the Central Plains Region of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges. GET CONNECTED • STAY CONNECTED • GET CONNECTED w w w. e v a n s v i l l e . e d u 17
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