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Recapping August 2014

Be sure to send us your news and we’ll publish it in the next issue of Maroon & Gold. Enjoy!
Shellie Schwanke ’87
Director of Alumni Relations




In the picture Mary Carter George ’54 (at left, in red) and her husband talk to Megan Schiefer Mrowiec ’53 and A. Kenneth Mrowiec ’51 about their days at Eureka College. Megan and Ken have five children, who arranged the party of more than 140 guests. They also have 25 grand-children and 6 great grand-children all of who attended coming from as far away as Taiwan.


Janet Roszell Lord ’60 story “Sugar Magnolia” appears in the current edition of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” The book is available in book stores later in August. Distributed by Simon & Schuster, Chicken Soup for the Soul entertains the reader with 101 amazing stories of “The Cat did WHAT?”

Bruce Darnall ’66 has written an article titled “Christian Faith Strengthens Marriage and Family for Mariner Corey Hart” on Seattle Mariner designated hitter, Corey Hart and an article titled “Mariners Dustin Ackley Recalls a Day His Life Changed Direction” on Seattle Mariners’ outfielder, Dustin Ackley. The articles were published on-line by Athletes in Action, the sports ministry for Campus Crusade for Christ. It tells about their lives and Christian faith. The article can be found at: then click on Pro Ministry.

Richard Schwab ’67 is a retired athletic director for East Peoria Jr. High School. He lives in East Peoria with his wife Joan.


Greg Bange ’84 is relocating to Dallas, Texas, to assume a position with State Farm Insurance Companies as Operations Manager responsible for Commercial Automobile and Business Lines Fire Insurance Operations. He will have oversight of underwriting operations and employees located in DuPont WA, Bakersfield, CA, Atlanta, GA and Dallas, TX.

Sam Harrod IV ’88 has been elected President of the Board of Directors of Shattered Globe Theatre in Chicago, IL.


Amie Granger ’96 is a community relations manager for Harper College. She lives in Downers Grove, IL.

Chris Kilbride ’98 begins his third year as Superintendent of the Ritenour School District in St. Louis County, Missouri. Chris works with a committed team of 800 staff members to ensure that all 7,000 Ritenour students are developing the skills and abilities to be our future leaders. Chris and his wife Sally live in Webster Groves, MO with children Declan and Sadie.

Amanda Wycoff ’99 is a broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Amanda was recently featured in an article in The Pantagraph.


Wade ’08 and Emily Uphoff ’08 Furrow announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Ann, born on Mar. 3, 2014. Abigail was 7 lbs. 7 ounces and 20 inches long.

Jeremy Bachelor ’10 was recently hired as the Spanish program coordinator for Heartland Community College in Normal, IL, where he will also be teaching Spanish courses in the Fall of 2014. Additionally, he is pursuing a PhD in Education: Applied Spanish Linguistics and anticipate graduating in the summer of 2015.

In Memoriam

  • Betty Lingenfelter Stockov ’43 (6/10/1920 7/28/2014)
  • Bill McNett ’51 (8/14/1929 8/17/2014)
  • Duane Sears ’66 (9/18/1926 8/11/2014)
  • Johnnie McIntosh ’81 (3/30/1959 8/9/2014)

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