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Don Nutt, BA '50, and Ruth Ann (Yocum)
Nutt, '50, served as grand marshals of
the Festival of Lights Parade on Dec. 6 in
David Albright, MBA '99, is a financial
operations analyst for the Boeing Co. and
lives in San Antonio.
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.
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,
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.
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,
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
Darryl Forte, MSM '97, was named the
Kansas City Star's area newsmaker of the
year for 2014. He is the Kansas City (Mo.)
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
Jon Boyd, BS '00, is the resident refuge
manager at the Baker Wetlands. He was
recently honored for 10 years of service at
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
Thirst for Knowledge
Finding His Calling
Let Thy Praises Ring
Anatomy of a Student
100th Doctoral Graduate
Baker Proud Spring 2015