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`48 BETTY THOMAS WELCH, Sun City, Arizona — celebrated her 90th birthday with 18 of her previous students.
`75 RUTH SIEGFRIED, Sewickley, Pennsylvania — was named CEO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Siegfried is founder and President/CEO of InVision Human Services, a nonprofit that provides customized treatments and assistance to people with autism and intellectual disability. Launched in 1992, InVision is renowned for its ability to support people with highly complex and often multiple diagnoses.
`97 NIKKI LEWEN, Watsonville, California — released her first novel on Amazon, entitled Three Sisters: A Tale of Survival, from her fictional trilogy series, Three Sisters Trilogy.
`03 MARK WAGENAAR, Valparaiso, Indiana — received the James Wright Poetry Award from Mid-American Review, a longstanding international literary journal at Bowling Green University, for his piece “Psalm XXXI.” Wagenaar is an assistant professor of English at Valparaiso University.
`11TARA SHUPE and COLLIN ISHAM, The Hague, Netherlands — together with a group of friends, completed an expedition to Everest Base Camp in Nepal for the Trek for Girls campaign. Reaching a summit of 18,514 feet, the team of trekkers were met in solidarity with simultaneous treks taking place in other parts of the world to raise funds and awareness for Covenant Children’s Homes, a nonprofit ministry that provides love, education and support to orphaned children in India.
`10 Nate Myer and Sidney Johnson, Plano, Texas, June 1, 2019.
`15 Brooke Beytin and Ryan Schlom ’17, Atlanta, Georgia, May 26, 2019.
`69 David and Ginny Reece Condit celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 4, 2019.
`03 Aaron and Precia Rackley Beebe, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Raelynn, born April 23, 2008; and Everleigh, born Feb. 18, 2016. Carl and Katie McLaughlin Hoyt, Eldridge, Iowa, Ruby, adopted Feb. 8, 2019.
`09 Tyler and Autumn Wellington ’10 Jones, Edmond, Oklahoma, Sutton, born April 23, 2019.
`11 Tyler Worlund and Amanda Prasuhn, St. Louis, Missouri, Avery, born April 14, 2019.
`13 Tyler and Kinsey Wellington Horringa, Independence, Missouri, Quentin, born March 19, 2018.
`38 Donna Gayle Lewis Campbell, Lamoni, Iowa, May 14, 2019.
`48 Virginia Chandler Savage, Independence, Missouri, March 29, 2019.
`49 Perce Judd, Tucson, Arizona, Jan. 5, 2019. Nelda Bridges Von Horton, Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 12, 2018. Barbara Lund Roberson, Independence, Missouri, March 20, 2019. Demma Ingram Sammons, Hays, Kansas, April 4, 2019. Patricia Heide Taylor, Independence, Missouri, May 1, 2019.
`50 Charles Adams, Perry, Florida, Sept. 12, 2016. Paul Barritt, Alexandria, Virginia, April 17, 2018. Ross Bennett, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 4, 2008. Mafra Bergman, Ankeny, Iowa, April 29, 2019. Orlene Redfield Blake, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sept. 28, 2012. William Brollier, Richardson, Texas, March 5, 2018. Jonda Reed Conkel, West Burlington, Iowa, March 17, 2019. Ray Eastin, Woodstock, Georgia, Dec. 22, 2018. Ralph Farrand, Bridgeport, Michigan, Feb. 19, 2007. Wil Graybill, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sept. 17, 2013. Robert Holland, Canton, Ohio, Jan. 20, 2006. Beverly Payne Patrick, Whittier, California, Feb. 26, 2019. Lei Foo Peppers, Independence, Missouri, Feb. 25, 2014. Delmar Ray, Kansas City, Missouri, Oct. 8, 2016. Geral Sartwell, Sacramento, California, March 27, 2014. Rod Schall, Blue Springs Missouri, April 22, 2019. Richard Schlafer, Janesville, Wisconsin, July 19, 2015. Richard Smith, Independence, Missouri, March 12, 2019. Janet Dockstader Smoger, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, May 23, 2014. William Spencer, Muskegon, Michigan, March 10, 2017.
`51 Robert Baker, Holden, Missouri, Feb. 8, 2019. Eleanor Sutton Flowers, Independence, Missouri, June 2, 2009. John Rooney, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, March 24, 2018.
`53 Marylou Smith Grotefend, Austin, Texas, Dec. 8, 2018. Jim Henson, Marietta, South Carolina, April 25, 2019. Fred Larsen, Independence, Missouri, April 26, 2019. Harley Martens, Adrian, Missouri, April 22, 2014.
`54 Marlene Morgan Pierce, Pentwater, Michigan, Dec. 17, 2017. Luella Smith Stoll, Branson, Missouri, July 2018.
`55 Gloria Allen Hurt, Moss Point, Mississippi, April 22, 2019. Thomas Peterson, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, May 25, 2019. Carolyn Fisher Pratt, Independence, Missouri, March 13, 2019.
`56 Russell Eastin, Flora, Illinois, Nov. 3, 2018. Wayne Wendell, Loveland, Colorado, April 24, 2019.
`58 Marlan Heide, Independence, Missouri, March 21, 2019.
`59 David Ackley, Independence, Missouri, Jan. 17, 2018. David Draper, Shelter Island, New York, May 8, 2013. Gary Heaviland, Jefferson City, Missouri, March 14, 2019. Donna Booker McCauley, Mobile, Alabama, Dec. 28, 2018.
`60 Sandra Noland Allen, Chillicothe, Missouri, Feb. 16, 2019. Judy Leland Roberts, Denver, Colorado, May 19, 2016. Claude Walter, Willits, California, May 4, 2019.
`61 William Phillips, Collierville, Tennessee, Jan. 13, 2019. Patti Page Warnock, Blue Springs, Missouri, March 1, 2019.
`62 Rod Tillman, McKinney, Texas, April 11, 2019. Dale Vincent, Olympia, Washington, Nov. 27, 2017.
`67 Anthony Gencarelli, Willoughby, Ohio, April 2, 2019.
`69 Ginny Reece Condit, Warrenton, Virginia, March 18, 2019.
`71 Linda (Lu) Lowman Mountenay, Independence, Missouri, April 21, 2019.
`72 Randy Hazelrigg, Independence, Missouri, Feb. 27, 2019.
`77 Thomas Hentz, Maitland, Florida, July 10, 2017. Roger Tuttle, Independence, Missouri, March 12, 2019.
`79 Debra Cross, South Burlington, Vermont, June 13, 2015. Sheila MacFarlane, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nov. 16, 2010.
`83 Beth Nelson-DeLong, Lamoni, Iowa, April 4, 2019.
`89 Elaine Wills, Independence, Missouri, July 8, 2017.
`91 Kevin Ballew, Buckeye, Arizona, Sept. 7, 2018.
`94 Tim Minkley, Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sept. 14, 2015.
`96 Jon Larsen, Armstrong, Iowa, Jan. 19, 2016.
`00 Rae Venghaus, North Liberty, Iowa, Aug. 5, 2017.
`08 Matthew Calgani, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, April 9, 2019.
FRIENDS Elde Archibald Amick, St. Charles, Missouri, March 29, 2018.
As the Horizons team spent time looking through old Acacia yearbooks, we noticed a recurring theme that holds true after all these years: the MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER has become the beating heart of the student life experience. Here are some gems from the past.
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