A Family Affair

By Cal Kotz, Assistant Sports Information Director

From Vision to Reality
John and Diane Bartholomew arrived in Lamoni at a pivotal point in their lives. Their daughter Kami had been born only a few weeks before the couple moved to Iowa, and the athletic training program awaiting them at Graceland was more a vision than a reality. Twelve years later, the results speak for themselves. John and Diane met in graduate school at Indiana State. John, a product of South Dakota State University, was a year ahead of Wisconsin-LaCrosse graduate Diane. After four years in Kansas at an array of state institutions, the pair came to work in Graceland’s Health and Movement Science department.