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Recapping August 2016

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Shellie Schwanke ’87
Director of Alumni Relations

Loren Logsdon '58

Dr. Loren Logsdon ’58

Masongezi ’71

Shirley Wright Masongezi ’71

Paula Langteau '87

Paula Langteau ’87

Andrew Cohen '10

Andrew Cohen ’10


Loren Logsdon ’58 emeritus professor of English at Eureka College, has written a survey of Illinois Literature (pp. 313-335) which appears in The Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume II, published by the Indiana University Press, 2016. The Dictionary is a reference work that provides a comprehensive, detailed history of the literature of the Midwest.  Logsdon’s survey covers Illinois literature from the early French explorers to the present day.  The essay traces and lists the many forms of literature – the novel, short story, poetry, drama, newspaper essays and oratory.  The survey also treats Illinois literature in terms of four regions, with recognition of the writers in each region.


Shirley Wright Masongezi ’71 is living and working in the western region of Cameroon, Central Africa trusting God to plant or start a pure French-speaking church by 2020. She has lived there for three years now and is in the process of teaching church planting principles to three candidates that will most likely join their leadership team once their studies are complete.


Allen Fore ’87, vice president of public affairs for Kinder Morgan, Inc, discusses renewable sources in Columbus Business First.


Paula Langteau ’87 has been named interim dean at Northwest Technical College in Bemidji, MN.


Andrew Cohen ‘10 will be director of business development for the Peoria Rivermen and will focus on expanding the team’s corporate sponsorship and ticket base.  He earned league honors two seasons ago for his work as the team’s equipment manager.

Lauren Schwanke ’14 is COF Advisor at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, CO.

In Memoriam

Lynn Ward Hoffmann ’47  (10/4/1925 – 8/12/2016)

Lois Billings Lamborn ’53   (4/3/2012)

Norman Luse ’55  (8/26/1933 – 7/30/2016)

Richard Barnett ’56  (1/19/2014)

Joseph Kohout ’58  (10/5/1935 – 8/1/2016)

James Carman ’60  (5/15/1938 – 3/15/2016)

Vince McKune ’70 (6/22/1944 – 4/3/2011)

Shereen Haecker Walker ’71  (5/13/1949 – 8/22/2016)

Sharon Eichenberger (3/29/1937 – 6/28/2016) Development Office 1966-1982

Dr. John Halpin  (7/6/1963 – 7/31/2016) Professor of Psychology 1992-2006

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