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1950s 1990s Don Nutt, BA '50, and Ruth Ann (Yocum) Nutt, '50, served as grand marshals of the Festival of Lights Parade on Dec. 6 in Baldwin City. David Albright, MBA '99, is a financial operations analyst for the Boeing Co. and lives in San Antonio. 1970s David Balke, AB '71, was recognized on the 2014-2015 Assembly Wall of Honor by the Inter-agency Assessment Assembly for his voluntary and advisory service toward the open source reporting and commentary on national issues and concerns. He was the sole inductee and was recognized on the 10-year mark of his retirement from federal service. Balke received post-graduate certifications from government contracted facilities, universities and colleges in the St. Louis and Washington, D.C. areas. He is the author of many guides, including "Ode to a Chair," and "Cowboys and Christians in Chaos," which are still used in selected training sessions. The induction ceremony is scheduled for this spring. Connie (Fothergill) Deel, '79, MLA '98, is the chief human resources officer at Baker University. She recently was honored for 20 years of service to Baker. Cheryl Brown Henderson, '72, was the featured speaker at the Albany State University Martin Luther King Jr. convocation in January. She was one of the plaintiffs in the historic Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. the Board of Education. Gary Irick, BS '79, is an associate professor and chair of the business and economics department at Baker. He was recently honored for 25 years of service. Fred Wightman, AB '70, and his wife, Randi Wightman, BS '71, were recently inducted into the Tulsa (Okla.) Historical Society's Hall of Fame.  1980s Phil Hannon, BS '86, is the head baseball coach at Baker University. He was recently honored for 15 years of service at Baker. Mary Larson Diaz, MSM '96, is a research executive at Mulberry South in Leawood, Kan. Jeff Sims, BS '95, MLA '98, is the head football coach at Garden City (Kan.) Community College. He previously was the director of player personnel at the University of Indiana. 2000s Adam Barry, BS '09, is a business analyst at Amobee and lives in San Diego. Melissa Berry, BS '05, is a data scientist for The College Board and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Jason Bessey, BS '03, and his wife, Lauren, have joined the hospital and family medicine practice of Family Health Specialists of Lee's Summit, Mo. He received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his family medicine residency at Goppert Trinity. Darryl Forte, MSM '97, was named the Kansas City Star's area newsmaker of the year for 2014. He is the Kansas City (Mo.) police chief. Bryan Harris, BS '93, is a golf professional at Rheinblick Golf Course in Germany. Cody Howard, BA '97, is the communications coordinator for the University of Kansas School of Engineering in Lawrence, Kan. He and his wife, Christine Metz Howard, welcomed their first daughter, Julia Rose, to their family on Jan. 18, 2015. Stacie (Ervin) Prosser, BA '92, is the new publisher of the Kansas City Business Journal, where she has worked for 18 years. She had been the advertising director since 2012. Jon Boyd, BS '00, is the resident refuge manager at the Baker Wetlands. He was recently honored for 10 years of service at Baker. Pat Richard, BS '91, is the head football coach at Oak Grove (Mo.) High School, which won the Missouri Class 3 state football championship in the fall. He was recognized as the Time Warner Cable SportsChannel Missouri Coach of the Year for his efforts. William Gladhart, MBA '09, owns Will Gladhart Consulting LLC, which provides cloud-based, video e-learning workforce training solutions and digital media marketing services to businesses in the Kansas City area and nationally, including Pfizer, Hillyard, Morton Salt, Merck, Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi. Robert Villafranca, BA '95, works for the Texas Department of Public Safety and lives in Mission, Texas. Barkley Hoover, BSN '04, is a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Baker Proud Spring 2015

Campus News
Alumni Faculty
Thirst for Knowledge
Mungano Momentum
Alumni Notes
Finding His Calling
Let Thy Praises Ring
Vietnam Documentary
Alumni Weekend
Prison Fellowship
Anatomy of a Student
100th Doctoral Graduate
Sports Highlights
Event Calendar

Baker Proud Spring 2015