Class Notes – December 2014 to April 2015
Early 1950s VMC classmates gathered for lunch in fall 2014 at Greyhound Tavern in Fort Mitchell, Ky. Pictured l to r: Carol (Walsh) Jansen ’51, Jeanne (Baskett) Jacobs ’51, Marian “Pud” (Buchert) Vogt ’51, Marg (Maloney) Middendorf ’52, Tom Ginney ’52, Joyce (Martin) Ginney ’54, Lou Walther ’51, Marianne (Riesser) Walther ’51, Ginny (Molloy) Murphy ’53 and John Murphy ’52.
Justice Donald C. Wintersheimer ’53 will be honored on May 21 as the 2015 recipient of the Covington Award by the Friends of Covington, the organization’s highest honor.
Dr. Bill Rauckhorst ’62 continues to write articles relating to energy and environmental ethics and recently received a personal response from President Barack Obama for one of his articles on sustainability. He is a physics professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Dr. Judith Marlowe ’69 was chosen as the first recipient of the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni for the College of Allied Health Sciences for her work in infant audiology, mandatory hearing screening for all newborns, and her work with clinicians and audiologists throughout the world.
Ken Rosemeyer ’72 is very proud of his daughters and sons-in-law who followed in his footsteps as TMC alumni. His oldest daughter, Tara (Rosemeyer) Blessing ’14, graduated in December from the TAP program with her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her husband, Richard Blessing ’95, also obtained his TMC bachelor’s degree in business administration. Ken’s youngest daughter, Brynne (Rosemeyer) Wesselman ’06 and her husband, Brian Wesselman ’06, both obtained their bachelor degrees in biology.
Stephen Sandberg ’74 recently joined Allegiance Home Care in Columbus, Ohio, to assess and monitor Humana insurance clients recently discharged from hospitals.
Terry Zinser ’78 recently retired after eight years as Chief of Police in Union Township in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Clay Eifert ’85 received the University of Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s 2015 Exemplar Award. This award was established in 2002 to promote the achievements of individuals who have provided exemplary, life-long service to humanity in a manner consistent with the ideals of the University of Notre Dame.
Nick Shipley ’97 is now the Assurance Manager at the recently-merged accounting firm of Elliott Davis Decosimo in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jeff Thomas ’97 and his wife, Brittany, welcomed twin girls Samantha Marie and Alexis Mae on Dec. 16, 2014.
Mike Strassel ’02 was recently a featured contestant on the long-running television game show “The Price is Right” and won the Showcase Showdown!
Stephanie Tieman ’02 opened her own fitness facility called CoreStrong in Covington, Ky., in October 2014.
Nick Lowry ’03/’07 was recently hired as a Client Manager within the Client Solutions Division in the Cincinnati office of dunnhumbyUSA.
Nick Partin ’04 and his wife, Lindsay, welcomed their first daughter, Reese Catharine, on Nov. 6, 2014.
Allison (Byars) Pieczonka ’05/’10 and Nick Pieczonka ’05 welcomed their third child, Maxwell Nicholas, on Dec. 29, 2014. Big sister Audrey and big brother Austin both enjoy him!
Eric Busener ’06 recently joined the TMC Athletics staff as the new Men’s Head Soccer Coach.
Brian Knarr ’06 has been promoted to Associate Director of Solutions in the Cincinnati office of dunnhumbyUSA.
Perry Corbett ’10 is currently working toward obtaining his Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and recently completed an X-ray Diffraction project where he was able to apply what he learned at TMC.
Adam Bertke ’11 received his CPA designation from the Kentucky Board of Accountancy. He is employed by Anneken, Huey & Moser PLLC in Fort Wright, Ky.
Cordario “Monty” Collier ’11 and Jason Matheny ’11, have been gaining professional notoriety as the founders of Misfit Genius, a clothing store company they built around the premise of community-building. “The clothes are there to remind us of the values we live by….it’s the misfit in you that makes you who you are—you have to embrace that.”
Dawne Gardner-Davis ’11 was named the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center’s Injury Free Coalition for Kids Program Coordinator of the Year in December 2014.
Megan Markgraf ’11 married Sam Brooks on Aug. 23, 2014. The couple resides in Florence, Ky.
Maggie Perrino ’13 was recently named Theatre Director for The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig Theatre in Covington, Ky.
John Wood ’14 joined Rudler & Associates in Fort Wright, Ky., this past fall.
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