Class Notes - Summer/Fall 2014

Class Notes – Summer/Fall 2014


  • Edgar “Nick” Cleves, Jr. ’47 was recently honored by the Campbell County Lions Club and featured on the front page of the Campbell County Recorder for his charitable work (on behalf of the Campbell County Lions Club) of repairing 56,000 pairs of eyeglasses over the years for those less fortunate in other countries.



  • Judge Anthony Wilhoit ’55, executive director of the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission, recently received the COGEL Award, presented by the Council on Governmental Ethics Law. The COGEL Award is the highest international award given to a person working in the area of ethics, campaign finance, and election in law.



  • Deacon Jerry Franzen ’64 has retired from full-time employment at both Thomas More College and Newport Central Catholic High School, yet remains an adjunct professor of chemistry at TMC.
  • Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer, CDP ’68 was named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs for Gateway Community and Technical College in June 2014. (photo below)
  • Sr. Nance M. Hehman, SND ’69 is one of four Diocese of Covington teachers who received the Teacher of the Year award, sponsored by the Association of Elementary School Administrators (AESA).



  • Martin Butler ’73 received Northern Kentucky University’s prestigious “Lincoln Award” for public service in June 2014. He has served NKU in many capacities, as well as Northern Kentucky Fine Arts Fund, Northern Kentucky Habitat for Humanity, Parish Kitchen, Senior Citizens of Northern Kentucky and Southbank Fund. (photo below)
  • Mark Stepaniak ’77 has been designated a 2014 Leader in the area of Labor and Employment Law in the state of Ohio per rankings by Chambers USA. (photo below)



  • Dr. Laura (Dickman) Koehl ’80, Principal at Notre Dame Academy, also became the school’s President, effective July 1, 2014 after the Board of Directors formed a committee to confirm the principal/president model used in the past year.
  • Steve Feldmann ’86 has been named government affairs director for the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati. (photo below)
  • Fr. Martin Burnham ’89 has entered the graduate studies program at Loyola University, Maryland as he pursues his doctorate degree in clinical psychology.
  • Doug Mader ’89 is the new principal for the 2014-15 year of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Lonny Welte ’89 was most recently Executive Director for Right to Life in Greater Cincinnati and is now undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia and would appreciate prayers from his fellow alumni. Please notify the TMC Office of Alumni Relations if you would like to contact Lonny.



  • Dave Schroeder ’90 received the Outstanding Public Library Service Award in April 2014. This award is given to a library administrator whose career exemplifies a combination of excellence and local service with promotion of libraries on a regional or broader basis. Dave is the Executive Director for the Kenton County Public Library. (photo below)
  • Charles “Chip” VonLehman ’93 was promoted to Director of SS&G (accounting, CPA, tax) earlier this year. Chip works in the Erlanger. Ky. and Cincinnati, Ohio offices.
  • Kyle Niederman ’95 has been named the new principal of Newport Intermediate School, after serving as the school’s assistant principal last year.
  • Victoria (Hoening) Sapp ’95 celebrated a college day at Newport Middle School last semester, along with fellow TMC alumni Alexa Hlebiczki ’12 and Matt Atkins’05. (photo below)
  • Nancy Barone ’99 was honored as one of YWCA’s “Career Women of Achievement” earlier this year. She is Vice President and COO for University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Drake Center at UC Health. (photo below)


  • Kristy Garvey ’01 earned her MBA from Bellarmine University in December 2012 and is a Sales Operation Specialist for General Electric in Louisville, Ky.
  • Joseph Morgan ’02 joined WealthBridge Connect as Technical Administrator where he manages back office operations and provides technical oversight for their interactive eLearning platform.
  • Stephanie Drake ’02 has been named Chief Talent Officer and Associate Executive Director of Human Resources for the American Osteopathic Association in Chicago, Ill.
  • Shelly Brewer ’03 is Director for Global Safety and Pharmacovigilance for CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services in Blue Ash, Ohio. (photo below)
  • Brother Paul Byrd ’04 earned his Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University, graduating with distinction. He teaches theology and English at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Ill. This fall, he will present a paper during the Jane Austen Society of North America’s annual conference in Montreal, Canada.
  • Angela Johnson ’05 is the owner of Premier Insurance Solutions, an independent insurance agency, licensed in the tri-state area.
  • Dan Hartman ’06 is Head Football Coach at Hinsdale Central High School in Illinois.
  • Jim Goshdigian ’07 married Kristin Schmidt on June 14, 2014. Their nuptials took place in Bellarmine Chapel on Xavier University’s campus. The wedding party included Craig Schneider ’04, Vaughn Helmer (former TMC student), Caleb Finch ’07 and Jim’s sister Deanna Goshdigian ’10. Jim and Kristin spent time honeymooning in San Francisco and Napa Valley. (photo below)
  • Jeff Goessling ’05, Jo Hartig ’09 and Amy Stulz ’11 joined former TMC Biology faculty member, Dr. John Ferner, over the past year on various environmental and biological trips near Tucson, Arizona. (photo below)
  • Johnna Reeder ’07 became President and CEO of REDI Cincinnati, the regional economic development initiative for the 15-county Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana region. (photo below)
  • Fr. Harry Allen Settle, Jr. ’08 was ordained in the Diocese of Covington on June 21, 2014. (photo below)
  • Blair Trame ’09 earned his Master’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. His degree work included a project entitled, “City of Cincinnati Streetcar Project: Financial Outlook and Funding Recommendations.”



  • Brandon Kohrs ’10 earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2014.
  • Catherine O’Shea ’10 and Mark Hageman ’10 were married on January 3, 2014. Mark works for Texas Instruments in the Automotive Safety business and Catherine teaches English Composition for the University of Cincinnati. The couple resides in Houston, Texas. (photo below)
  • Tiffany (McWilliams) Kersting ’11 and Marty Kersting ’10 welcomed their first child, Grady, on June 21, 2014.
  • Angela Kircher-Siefert ’11 and her husband, Brian Siefert, welcomed their first child, Declan William, in December 2013.
  • John McKenzie ’12, CEO of Prolocity, recently relocated the company’s headquarters from near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Covington in order to accommodate its growth and anticipated future expansion of the industry. Prolocity provides cloud-based customer relationship management, accounting and productivity services through, Intacct, and Google Apps for Business.
  • Beth Hageman ’13 is enjoying working on her Master’s thesis at University of Dayton while also working on her Teaching Assistantship in their English Department where she assists with a freshman writing class, work as a writing coach in UD’s Creative Writing Center and may teach a 200-level English course in the spring semester.
  • Tyler Deaton ’14 recently opened her own ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) coaching practice called Focus Forward in Lexington, Ky. in addition to working as Lexington Catholic High School’s ADHD coach.
  • Heather Ford ’14 was immediately hired as Program Director for St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s School of Medical Laboratory Science after completing her MBA degree in January 2014. She undertakes the application and interview process, as well as assuring quality standards for accreditation are met within the delivery of student instruction.