Class Notes - October 2016 to March 2017

Class Notes – October 2016 to March 2017


Penelope (Bayless) Rogers ’70 was honored at Notre Dame Academy as one of three women to receive the Women Making a Difference Award on March 16. Penelope was acknowledged for her dedication and commitment to others both during her years as an educator and after retiring as a servant leader in her community. Congratulations, Penny!


Michele (Barton) Crowley ’90 is looking forward to changes in the near future; “This is my 27th year in Pendleton County. After next year, I will be retiring and looking for a new adventure to begin! While I have loved working in technology for Pendleton County Schools for all these years, I’m looking forward to doing something new and different. Our son, Sean, graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and Pat is continuing to teach science in New Richmond, Ohio. It’s always great running into friends from my TMC days!”

Jamie Doskocil ’98 accepted a position with the Ohio State Highway Patrol as a Program Administrator 3. He has also been appointed co-chair of Ohio’s Traffic Records Coordinating Committee. Congratulations, Jamie!


Blanche Gaynor ’04, President, Writing Enhancement Services, received the 4th Annual Spirit of Achievement Award which honors women involved in the NKY Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative program who have demonstrated professional leadership and community involvement.  The award, sponsored by BB&T, was presented at the Women’s Initiative Annual Breakfast in January. Blanche has been involved in the Women’s Initiative since its launch in 2008. Blanche (center) with Adrienne Stroupe (left) of BB&T and Wonda Winkler ’90 (right), chair of the NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative.

Garry Horton ’06 has joined Gilman Partners as a Search Consultant in their Cincinnati, Ohio, location. His role is to support senior recruiters on their search for talented people who fit the unique culture of client organizations. Previous to joining Gilman Partners, Garry was Director of External Relations at Leadership Scholars of Cincinnati. Congratulations, Garry!

Denise Bryers ’09 achieved her goal of opening her gym Bootcamp Cincinnati in North College Hill in November 2016. She is a certified personal trainer, Boot Camp and INSANITY Instructor, and NPC Figure Competitor. Denise’s story is an Oxygen Magazine feature and was covered by WCPO Channel 9 this past fall. Congratulations, Denise!

Dr. Danielle Waymeyer ’09 and Dr. Charles Nicholas Eisenhauer IV were married on Sept. 22, 2016 in Rome, Italy, at Santa Anna in Vatican City.


John Bovard ’11 and Laura (Svec) Bovard ’13 welcomed their third child Bella Elizabeth in 2016. Bella joins big brothers Camden and Cohen. John is currently a Certified Financial Planner with Meril Lynch and Laura is a Registered Nurse at Jewish Hospital.

Winter Okoth ’12 attended the 2017 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Honors and Awards Ceremony as a recipient. Winter is a graduate student studying molecular microbiology and immunology and founder of the Pamoja Kenya Mentorship Alliance (PAKEMA).

Cody Schaber ’14 first-time author, published a military SciFi book, The Schism of Celaise (The Skymarshal Trilogy), in fall 2016. The book is available in print or digital formats. Cody loves to connect with former college mates; you can find him on Facebook (@codyschaberauthor) or twitter (@CodySchaber).

Maria Vogel ’14 studied avian and tropical ecology during the summer of 2016 in the Amazon. Maria, a student at Miami University, lives in Melbourne, Ky. She took the graduate course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University’s Global Field Program.

Jason Payne ’15 was promoted to Managing Director of the Northern Kentucky Market at Republic Bank which includes responsibility for retail and residential mortgage growth in this area as well as mentoring a team of local lenders. Jason has been with Republic Bank since 2011 and quickly became one of the top producers leading to his expanded role.

Margaret Waller ’15 studied coral reefs, manatees, howler monkeys, jaguars, and other wildlife in Belize, in summer 2016, while learning the methods communities are using to sustain them. Margaret, an animal experience specialist at Newport Aquarium, lives in Lawrenceburg, Ind. This graduate course is part of the master’s degree program from Miami University’s Global Field Program.

Basketball Alumni recognition night 2017 – a slam dunk!

Men’s Basketball Alumni Recognition Night was held Jan. 7, 2017. These former players came out to cheer on the Saints: Hugh Wright ’00, Louis Walker ’16, Jalen Clark ’16, Drew Mumford ’15, Rick Hughes ’98, Elliott Pipes ’15, Kurt Pohlgeers ’82, Spencer Berlekamp ’15, Cory Grace ’01, Aaron Miller ’11, Mark Tinklenberg ’09, Ethan King ’13, Michael Selm ’07 ’09, Joe Langley ’10, Jason Haggard ’02, not pictured – D’Carlo Hayes ’15.

Baseball Alumni Game 2016 – a home run!

Baseball alumni flocked to campus on Oct. 1, 2016 to enjoy some camaraderie on the diamond. Those in attendance included: Noah Welte ’05, Cody Makin ’14, Marcus Woelful ’16, Brock Copeland ’13, Mike Hager ’13, Travis Miller ’14, Paul Uhl ’13, Andy Roenker ’14, Tim Baldrick ’16, Brad Popham ’15, Taylor Smith (friend of a TMC grad), David Kennett ’13, Tyler Graber ’14, David Etscheid ’13, Pat Berndsen ’08, Michael Browne ’08, Marty Kersting ’10, Marc Price ’08, Brandon Humphrey ’16, Chris Fishburn ’10, Terry Connor ’92, Brian Klaene ’93, Billy Arthur ’93. Not pictured: Nick Pieczonka ’05, Blake Burcham ’05, Robby Kramer ’03, Chris Booth ’02, Kevin Brown ’03, Eric England ’03, Donny Capanari ’05, Chris Sheppard ’05, and David Kramer ’02.