Iowa Alumni Magazine | December 2015 | Notes

Class Notes December 2015

By IAM Staff

2010s

Bryce K. Dalton, 13JD, is an associate attorney for the Pugh Hagan Prahm law firm in Coralville, Iowa.

Matthew W. Erpelding, 14DMA, is director of choir activities at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth A. Hinkler, 14BA and Emily A. Hinkler, 14BA, recently co-starred in the play, My Sister, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles.

Elizabeth A. Metcalf, 14BA, is a history teacher at Villago Middle School in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Jeff Miguel, 15MA, a saxophonist in Iowa City, recently released his debut album, Perseverance.

Jill E. Ahlers Permeswaran, 13BSN, is a staff nurse at the UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Mike J. Roupas, 10BBA, is managing editor of the Beta Theta Pi Foundation in Chicago.

Nicole K. Tygart, 15BA, is a solar sales project analyst for Eagle Point Solar in Dubuque, Iowa.

2000s

Kimberly S. Bartosh, an attorney with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm in Des Moines, has been recognized as one of the "Rising Stars 2015" in Great Plains Super Lawyers 2015.

Michael R. Bousselot, 05BBA, 06MAc, is chief of staff for Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, 69BA, in Des Moines.

Torrie R. Ball Brizzie, 03BBA, is a community liaison and business developer for In-House Home Health in Las Vegas.

Debra A. Walker Bryant, 03BSN, recently retired as a registered nurse from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City.

Kristin M. Ernst Golden, 04BS, 06MA, is area manager at Team Makena, a medical devices company in Irvine, California.

Mischael J. Hardre, 07BS, a project administrator for the Army National Guard in Cedar Rapids, participated in Miami University's Earth Expeditions global field course this past summer in Mongolia.

Jeffrey J. Lenius, 07BS, 11DDS, is an orthodontist at the Orthodontic Offices of Bankhead, Rodabough, Lenius and Oldroyd in the St. Louis area, and Melanie Lenius Meister, 08BS, 12MD, 12F, is an OB/GYN resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Christopher W. Niro, 02BA, is a senior associate attorney at the Niro, Haller & Niro law firm in Chicago and a member of the board of directors and Young Lawyers Division Liaison for the Illinois State Bar Association in Chicago.

Shawnna L. Patterson, 01MD, 01PhD, is a neurologist at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Jay K. Reavis, 05BBA, 11MBA, is an assistant vice president and shareholder at Holmes Murphy insurance brokerage in Des Moines.

Leslie Richard, 01RadT, 03BS, is a sonographer at Pella Regional Health Center in Pella, Iowa.

P.J. Ritters, 00BBA, is a partner with the PricewaterhouseCoopers professional services firm in Minneapolis.

Christopher L. Sweeney, 00BA, is a registered nurse at the Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Florida.

Mark A. Vroman, 08BBA, is a co-owner of the Vroman Group, an accounting firm in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Alissa Doyle Ward, 01BBA, is an insurance agent with Gamrath-Doyle & Associates insurance agency in Fairfield, Iowa.

Katherine A. Runge Yaddof, 05BA, an author in Brighton, Colorado, recently published Mage Assassin, the third book in her urban fantasy series, under the name KR Yaddof.

1990s

Elizabeth Elliott Allison, 92BBA, is senior vice president of the Neiman Marcus Group in Dallas, Texas.

Jason M. Casini, 90BA, 93JD, an attorney with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm in Des Moines, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

Jeff K. Clayton, 98BA, 02JD, is an attorney, account executive, and shareholder at Holmes Murphy insurance brokerage in Des Moines.

Bruce R. Elgin, 93BA, and Erin K. Heppner Elgin, 95BA are co-founders of Thrive Gym in Coralville.

Judy Greenlea-Taylor, 91DDS, is chief executive officer of Greenlea Dental Center in Union City, Georgia, and president- elect of the National Dental Association.

Joshua R. Hanson, 97BBA, is a marketing consultant at the Stelter Company, which provides marketing and advertising assistance to nonprofit organizations in Des Moines.

Stefanie Berkoski Koewler, 92BSPh, is an independent consultant for the Rodan + Fields skincare company.

Natalie Ngoc Nguyen, 99BBA, 07MBA, is an assistant vice president, controller, and shareholder at Holmes Murphy insurance brokerage in Des Moines.

Janet Kay S. Schlapkohl, 99MA, 12MFA, a playwright, has written My Sister, a play that was recently performed at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles.

Kara M. Schuldt Sinnard, 95BA, an attorney with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm in Des Moines, has been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

Stephen W. Tyler, 92BA, an attorney with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm in Des Moines, has been recognized as one of the "Rising Stars 2015" in Great Plains Super Lawyers 2015.

Jeffrey J. Vroman, 90BBA, is co-owner of the Vroman Group, an accounting firm in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Sonni Choi Williams, 94BA, is deputy corporation counsel for the city of Peoria, Illinois, and a member of the board of directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation in Chicago.

1980s

Jeffrey W. Courter, 87JD, an attorney with the Nyemaster Goode law firm in Des Moines, has been named a 2016 The Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year."

Robert J. Delacey Jr., 85PhD, is a college professor of graduate studies at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois.

Lori A. Garwood Dolan, 85BSN, 91MA, 04PhD, a UI research scientist in the orthopedic surgery department, recently received the 2015 Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Clinical Research Award for a paper she co-authored on the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Steven R. Haydon, 86JD, is chief legal officer for the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas in Houston.

Cassim M. Igram, 84BS, 88MD, is a clinical associate professor in the UI Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation in Iowa City.

Steven J. Maxwell, 81BS, is an optometrist at America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses in Ankeny, Iowa.

Joni O. Schrup, 87BS, is owner of the Discerning Eye in Iowa City.

Mark M. Sloan, 85BBA, an attorney with the Thompson & Knight law firm in Dallas, Texas, has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

1970s

Thomas H. Burke, 77BA, 80JD, an attorney with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm in Des Moines, has been recognized in Great Plains Super Lawyers 2015 and The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

Kathryn A. Kell, 74BA, 79DDS, is a self-employed dentist in Davenport, Iowa, and president-elect of the FDI World Dental Federation.

Merritt D. Krause, 74BBA, is an insurance executive with Iowa Bankers Insurance and Services in Johnston, Iowa.

Dean Oskvig, 72BSCE, 75MBA, chairman of the Electric Power Research Institute Advisory Council, Vice Chair North America of the World Energy Council, and a member of the United States Energy Association Board of Directors, recently retired as chief executive officer of Black & Veatch's energy business after more than 40 years with the company in Overland Park, Kansas.

John Thom Powell, 79BBA, 82MA, is manager of organizational development for the Stanley Consultants global consulting engineering firm in Muscatine, Iowa.

John A. Templer Jr., 72BA, 74JD, an attorney with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm in Des Moines, has been named in Great Plains Super Lawyers 2015 and The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

Barbara J. Wagner, 77BSN, is a registered nurse at the UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Stuart L. Weinstein, 72MD, 76R, Ignacio V. Ponseti Chair and professor of orthopedic surgery at the UI, recently earned the 2015 Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Clinical Research Award for a paper he co-authored on treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

1960s

Michael L. Kirby, 67BA, 70JD, a partner with the Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge law firm in San Diego, has been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2016.

Sally A. Foss Reavely, 67BSN, 71MA, an attorney with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm in Des Moines, is the Health Care Law 2016 Lawyer of the Year in Des Moines and featured in Great Plains Super Lawyers 2015 and The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

Marvin L. Swanson, 68BS, 71MD, is executive medical director of the Osteo Relief Institute, a multistate company proving therapies for patients with degenerative arthritis.

James A. Vroman, 61BBA, is a co-owner and certified public accountant for the Vroman Group, an accounting firm in West Des Moines, Iowa.

1950s

C. Gary Gately, 57BSC, 61JD, an attorney with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm in Des Moines, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

Mary E. Barnett Kramer, 57BA, 72MA, former U.S. ambassador to Barbados, is the 2015-17 chair of the board of directors for Des Moines Performing Arts.

James S. Sherman, 53BSC, is rabbis' associate at Adath Jeshurin Congregation in Minnetonka, Minnesota.