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Recapping December 2016

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

Lora Puckett '98

Lora Puckett ’98


Eric Weldy ’87 was appointed Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis vice chancellor for student affairs.  He will assume this position on Jan. 2, 2017.


James Brandon ‘94 is the Chairman of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Hillsdale College in southern Michigan.

Lora Smith Puckett ’98 is in her 17th year as a junior high special education teacher in Petersburg, IL. This is her 7th year serving as the Jr. High student council advisor. She is serving her 2nd term as the Midwest Adult Director for the Illinois Association of Junior High Student Councils (IAJHSC). She is also a Senior Staffer at the IAJHSC Summer Leadership Camp in Monticello, IL.


Aaron ’08 and Lauren Bergfeld ’09 Pilcher are excited to announce (a little late) the birth of their second child, James Duane, born Apr. 29, 2016.

Tabitha Cotten Jones ’13 is working full time at a substance abuse facility in Waco, TX. She was recently promoted from an intern to a full-time educator and case manager. She will graduate with an MSW in Spring 2017 and plans to continue to work in Substance Abuse!


In Memoriam

Margaret Elder Ray ‘70  (7/10/1947 to 2/14/2013)

Jan Ray ’71  (9/24/1949 to 1/1/2013)

Mike Frickey ’82  (4/8/1958 to 12/10/2016)

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