Class Notes - Spring/Summer 2018

July 09, 2018


Marjorie (Wilkins ’40) Dennin celebrated her 99th birthday on October 5, 2017. She currently resides in Zanesville, Ohio.


Linda Adams ’77 retired from The Ohio State University Office of the Chief Information Officer in November 2017.

Mark ’77 and Rita (Salah ’76) Allen have returned to the U.S. after 25 years abroad, as Mark has been named the executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of the FedEx Corporation. The couple now resides in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Michael McInnes ’74 retired from teaching at Broward County Schools after 30 years. He currently resides in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Randolph Moore ’74 retired from a 43-year career in accounting on July 28, 2017. He and his wife, Susan, now reside in Kimberling City, Missouri.

Dr. Wm. Gregory Sawyer ’76 was recently appointed vice president for student affairs at Sonoma State University.

Susan Tiffany ’78 joined the staff of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Akron, Ohio as the assistant rector. She was previously the interim rector at the Church of Redeemer in Lorain, Ohio.


Dr. Nick Solomey ’83 was named a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts fellow for his work in astrophysics and technical study of a solar neutrino spacecraft.

Bill Uzl ’87 and Dr. Vidas Dumasius announce the birth of twins, Noah Ian and Nora Amanda, on September 14, 2017. They join sibling David, 3. The family resides in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Annette (Johnson ’86) Woods is the circulation coordinator for Stark County District Library.


Janet Dauber ’94 and David Pfeiffer were married on July 7, 2017 at Pt. Betsie Lighthouse in Frankfort, Michigan. Janet also received her real estate license and has joined Cutler Real Estate in Kent, Ohio.

Jay Hays ’98 earned a Ph.D. from Kent State University in sociology in May of 2017. He works for Kent State University as director of student services in the College of Nursing. He and his wife, Rachel (Garnes ’00), reside in Alliance, Ohio with their three children, Samuel, 8, Reese, 6, and Molly, 3.

Shawna (Erb ’93) L’Italien was named the 2017 Citizen of the Year in December 2017 by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce in Salem, Ohio.

Brian G. Paul ’98 was elected as trustee for Chagrin Falls Township, Ohio in November 2017. Brian and Katharine Ward were married on June 10, 2016 and now reside Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Anita Tucker ’90 earned a master’s degree in nonprofit organizations from Case Western Reserve University in January 2017.


Sarah Adkins ’03 is a humanities teacher at the Neighborhood Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Eric ’07 and Aslynn Belancic announce the birth of a son, Braden, on October 10, 2017. Eric is the head track coach at Wheeling Central Catholic High School.

Christopher Blakely ’05 earned a Doctor of Education in educational leadership and policy studies from Eastern Kentucky University.

Thomas Brockman ’04 earned a Master in Business Administration degree with a marketing concentration in December 2017 from Tiffin University.

Roland J. De Monte ’03 has been elevated to principal at national workplace law firm Jackson Lewis in its Cleveland office. He represents employers before state and federal courts in cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, FMLA, wage and hour, ADA, and constructive discharge.

Matt ’08 and Jayme Kostelnik announce the birth of a son, Grayson Walter, on October 24, 2017.

Maria Becker ’08 and Joshua Linkous ’07 were married on July 29, 2017. Members of the wedding party included Ana (Becker ’02) Harden, Sarah (Buckel ’10) Davis, Anna Miller ’10, and Thomas Webb ’06. Matthew Myers ’05 officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Linkous reside in Brunswick, Ohio.

Tiffany Neal ’03 was awarded Teacher of the Year at Joseph Stillwell Military Academy of Leadership for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

John Nussbaumer II ’02 and Lisa Mulvey were married on November 3, 2017. They now reside in Belmont, North Carolina.

Michael Pugh ’08 announces the birth of a son, Caleb Ronald, on November 3, 2017. He joins sibling, Trace Daniel.

Maggie (Miklos ’08) and Hanson Sponseller announce the birth of a son, Luke Michael, on July 29, 2016. He joins sibling, Cooper. They currently reside in West Middlesex, PA.

Kathleen (Miklas ’06) and Joel Sundeen announce the birth of a daughter, Kerrigan Dale, on May 7, 2017.

Laura (Brown ’05) Ulmer earned a Ph.D. from the University of Louisville. She was “hooded” on December 15, 2017.


Brandon Alexander ’10 and Sherri Means were married on March 25, 2018 in Smithfield, Virginia. The wedding party included Anthony Mastrianno ’12 and other family and friends.

Alecia Bencze ’12 and David Garnier were married on September 30, 2017 at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron, Ohio. Members of the wedding party included Sarah Kufta ’11, Kaley Smitley ’10, and Angelina Gingo ’09. Brett Bencze ’14 officiated. Several other Mount Union alumni were in attendance. The couple graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in 2015. Alecia works for their alma mater, Akron Law, and Dave is an assistant prosecutor.

Alyssa Chuckalovchak ’17 created a poetry anthology titled A Work In Progress. It is now published and available on Amazon.

Martin ’14 and Haley (Umbs ’14) Chaffin announce the birth of daughter, Natalie Ann, on March 14, 2018.

Jennifer Mills ’12 and Joseph Conley were married on April 22, 2017. They now reside in Akron, Ohio, and Jennifer is an operations coordinator at the John S. Knight Convention Center.

Katy (Zorik ’10) and Nathan Garbrandt announce the birth of a daughter, Piper Madelyn, on November 20, 2017.

Ashley Anderson ’15 and Jacob Max Huddleston ’14 were married on April 21, 2018 in Elyria, Ohio.

Richard ’10 and Jennifer (Zimmer ’10) Inzetta announce the birth of a daughter, Reese Christine, on February 13, 2018. The couple resides in Hudson, Ohio.

David ’11 and Gina (Mayer ’11) Keifer announce the birth of a son, Jackson Keifer, on July 13, 2017. Gina is currently a preschool teacher at Coastal Early Learning Center, and David is a chemistry professor at Salisbury University. The couple resides in Ocean Pines, Maryland.

Jennifer Shaffer ’10 and Scott Kunsman ’10 were married on May 20, 2017. Members of the wedding party included Jennifer (Senskey ’10) Woo, Hayley (Griswold ’10) Kreisher, Abigail (Yahraus ’12) Price, and Joel Price ’10.

Abbey Chandler ’14 and Blake Rhein ’12 were married on October 7, 2017. Alumni in the wedding party were Jared Thacker ’13, Erik Leib ’11, Anthony Mara ’12, Megan (Straub ’13) Szczepinski, and Andria (Lyons ’13) Peterson.

Kyle Roberts ’15 and Jenna McKee were married on September 23, 2017.

Amber Veverka ’11 and Jeffrey Axner were married on April 1, 2017. Wedding party members included Amy (Veverka ’05) Parker, Neal Veverka ’08, and maid of honor Emily (Reichard ’11) Neely. Amber currently lives and works for the City of Independence.

Gina Wall ’15 is a manager of member services for the Detroit Pistons.

Jorri Zmuda ’15 and Jeff Beverly announce the birth of a son, Grady Nicholas, on November 9, 2017. He joins sibling, Mathew.

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