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Horizons - Fall 2018

September 9, 2018

 2000’s

Tara Gallegos, MPA, ’05 was hired as press secretary and spokesperson for the State of California Department of Justice’s Office of Attorney General Xavier Becerra August 2018.


 1990’s

Shane Adams

Shane Adams ’99 joined the Graceland staff as director of communications in November. Adams brings nearly two decades of experience in corporate America as a marketing and communications professional for brands like AMC Theatres, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Cerner. Most recently, he led a team of fundraisers, marketers and nonprofit professionals as the chief engagement officer at the PKD Foundation.


 1970’s

Peter Hamann ’78 is a professional ceramic artist who now lives in Japan and recently realized a lifelong dream to achieve a solo show in New York. Hamann learned from Graceland faculty such as Les Wight (Graceland faculty from 1961-87), Mel Clark (Graceland faculty from 1971-84) and Dan Keegan (Graceland faculty from 1974-76 and 1980-90), and some of his work is displayed around Graceland’s Lamoni campus. Hamann’s solo exhibition, “Carving White Translucence,” took place Sept. 6-22 at the Onishi Gallery in New York City. In addition to his New York exhibition, Hamann was also recently highlighted as a featured potter in Honoho Geijutsu, a Japanese magazine featuring the pleasures of ceramics, which was also a proud achievement for him.

Rick Dickerson ’75 has done the research and planning for a way to safely dispose of medications. He is the new president of Stat-Medicament-Disposal Corporation, which is addressing the pollution that comes from pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medications that end up in soil and drinking water. Dickerson’s tireless research and planning have helped bring about the invention of a small bottle that fits inside your medicine cabinet and holds old or no-longer-needed pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medication and vitamins, and safely destroys them in the bottle, which can then be sent off for burning to safely generate electricity. Stat-Medicament-Disposal Corporation won the 2017 FED EX New Green Business of the Year award and the 2017 Outstanding Green Business Award from SBA/SCORE. The company’s process is a win-win for everyone involved.


 Weddings

Jon ’88 and Jennifer Kramer ’88 Hampton, Lamoni, Iowa, June 2018.

Cameron ’17 and Katelyn Metcalf ’18 Harder, Addison, Texas, June 29, 2018.

Ben and Michaela Rising ’11 Lundeen, Monticello, Minnesota, Sept. 16, 2017.

Ryan and Erika Shields ’95 Welch, Lamoni, Iowa, Nov. 23, 2017.


 Anniversaries

Ronald ’48 and Shirley Pratt ’48 Young celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary July 25, 2018.


 Births

Brian ’98 and Misty Sanchez ’05 Elkins, Fenton, Michigan, Harper Sophia, born Sept. 15, 2017.

Katie Bloom ’09 Ghali, Greenwood, Missouri, Mina, born March 9, 2010; Amira, born Aug. 10, 2014; Moses, born Aug. 3, 2016.

Dale and Janna Cash ’06 Gilner, Overland Park, Kansas, Aloysius “Ollie” and Augustus “Gus,” born April 13, 2018.

Nick and Caycee Carlson ’11 Hays, Lincoln, Nebraska, Harrison, born June 2, 2018.

Stephanie Hamann ’08 Puett, Virginia Beach, Virginia, August Arthur, born June 13, 2017.

Alan ’09 and Colleen Brian ’11 Savage, Ruston, Louisiana, Maddox, born May 27, 2018.

Mathew Wion ’06, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sebastian, born Nov. 24, 2015.


 In Memoriam

Oneda Archibald ’51 Alley, Blue Springs, Missouri, June 23, 2018.

James Allingham ’51, Fairfax, Virginia, May 30, 2017.

Summer Amman ’19, Beloit, Wisconsin, June 28, 2018.

Debra Henderson ’82 Arakaki, Scofield, Utah, May 19, 2018.

Sidney Bingham ’90, Snellville, Georgia, Sept. 21, 2018.

Darlene “Dody” Votava ’55 Boswell, Davis City, Iowa, Aug. 24, 2018.

Leonard Boswell ’55, Davis City, Iowa, Aug. 17, 2018.

William “Bill” Brett (Honorary Alumnus, 2006), Terre Haute, Indiana, July 1, 2018.

Adeline Harris ’39 Briggs, Independence, Missouri, June 13, 2018.

Mary Jane “Janey” Settles ’50 Buchanan, Arvada, Colorado, July 12, 2018.

James Leroy Bullard ’48, Mineola, Texas, July 15, 2018.

Clarence Carroll Jr. ’60, Independence, Missouri, March 7, 2018.

Donald Clayton ’79, Clackamus, Oregon, Nov. 30, 2003.

Lu Ellen Scott ’37 Cox, Lewiston, Idaho, July 4, 2008.

Ian Davies ’78, Hobart, Tazmania, Australia, Nov. 7, 2013.

Ramona “Jacquie” Dersoon ’57 Dillon, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2018.

Marilyn Cummings ’52 Doll, Independence, Missouri, Aug. 25, 2018.

Teresa Lade ’80 Durant, Independence, Missouri, April 3, 2017.

Anthony “Tony” Eagan ’58, Victorville, California, May 10, 2018.

Arlin Epperson ’57, Columbia, Missouri, May 16, 2017.

John “Jack” Eskridge ’43, Valley Falls, Kansas, Feb. 11, 2013.

James Everett ’48, Independence, Missouri, Sept. 26, 2018.

Anita Jones ’65 Fortney, Augusta, Kansas, Dec. 19, 2017.

Royce Foster ’48, Montebello, California, July 31, 2018.

Judith Aiken ’95 Garrett, Mountain Home, Arkansas, Nov. 18, 2017.

Roger Gault ’53, Independence, Missouri, July 19, 2018.

John “Jack” Green ’33, Austin, Texas, June 23, 2018.

Shirley Trudell ’50 Green, Waukee, Iowa, Aug. 15, 2018.

Rene Hausheer ’54, Topeka, Kansas, Jan. 4, 2013.

Erlene Willoughby ’55 Hawkins, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, July 8, 2018.

Ruth Melenyzer ’50 Horn, Independence, Missouri, Sept. 5, 2018.

David Houston ’57, Lamoni, Iowa, July 13, 2018.

Bonnie L. Stuck ’44 Bixby Ingeman, Warrensburg, Missouri, June 7, 2018.

Marilyn Schwitzer ’62 James, Columbia, South Carolina, June 21, 2018.

Joseph Johnston ’58, Deer Lodge, Montana, Jan. 7, 2018.

James Jones ’51, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Sept. 27, 2018.

Jan Jones (Gleazer School of Education, Independence Campus, 1997-2016), Independence, Missouri, Aug. 31, 2018.

Anna Ammerman ’38 Judge, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, March 3, 2004.

William J. Knapp ’82, Edwardsville, Illinois, Aug. 2, 2018.

Dennis Knudson ’56, Columbia, Missouri, Aug. 5, 2016.

Margaret Condit ’44 Landis, Leon, Iowa, Sept. 9, 2018.

Janice Faunce ’66 Lipp, Tacoma, Washington, June 25, 2018.

Jane Noftsger ’02 Lyon, West Des Moines, Iowa, May 29, 2018.

James McBride ’58, Flint, Michigan, April 6, 2018.

William “Mac” McDonald ’76, Bettendorf, Iowa, Feb. 21, 2018.

Robert G. Mann ’62, Tillamook, Oregon, Jan. 30, 2017.

Karen Mendenhall, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 26, 2018.

Ruby LeNeve ’44 Meredith, Lewiston, Idaho, Sept. 29, 2018.

Ethel Sueno Nishijima ’46 Miyamoto, Culpeper, Virginia, 2018.

Lewis Muir (Honorary Alumnus, 2010), Lexington, Michigan, July 28, 2018.

Donna Gossadge ’58 Payne, Lamoni, Iowa, May 13, 2018.

William Pennington (Board of Trustees, 2008-2014), Baldwin, Maryland, June 10, 2018.

Joan Jenkins ’54 Pratt, Independence, Missouri, July 7, 2018.

Donald B. Richards ’52, Cass City, Michigan, June 20, 2018.

Catherine Carpenter ’43 Richardson, Port Huron, Michigan, July 16, 2018.

Timothy Eric Savage ’79, Independence, Missouri, Sept. 4, 2018.

Julie Willard ’84 Stine, Lamoni, Iowa, June 6, 2018.

Joyce Dieterman ’49 Thumm, Independence, Missouri, June 30, 2018.

Dorothy Sumption ’51 Troyer, Carol Stream, Illinois, May 22, 2018.

Charles Vickrey ’55, Valley Center, California, Aug. 9, 2018.

Jack White ’54, Stephenville, Texas, Jan. 8, 2018.

Roger White ’57, Independence, Missouri, Sept. 1, 2018.

Ralph Whiting ’37, Makawao, Hawaii, June 15, 2018.

Alice McCormick ’56 Wiley, Independence, Missouri, Sept. 6, 2018.

James “Jim” Williams, Lamoni, Iowa, Sept. 12, 2018.

Neal Zimmerman ’47, Port Charlotte, Florida, May 15, 2018.

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