Class Notes – March 2014

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Recapping March 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

Henry Hunsinger ’81

Henry Hunsinger ’81

Tina Yordy-Bell '95

Tina Yordy-Bell ’95

Adam Lindley '06

Adam Lindley ’06

Julie Stroebel Barichello ’09

The Times and Starved Rock Country leadership team (left to right): John A. Newby; Bill Jankowksi; Tom Sistak; Julie Stroebel Barichello, ’09; Matt Skelly; and Lonny Cain.


Bruce Darnall ’66 has written an article titled “Padres Catcher Talks About Key to 2013 Rebound Season” on San Diego Padres catcher, Nick Hundley. It was published on-line by Athletes in Action, the sports ministry for Campus Crusade for Christ. It tells about his life and his Christian faith. The article can be found at: the click on Pro Ministry.


Sue Standa McCracken ’75 is a substitute teacher for Stockton Unified School District.


Henry Hunsinger ’81 is a drivers license examiner for the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security. Pictured is Henry with his daughter Sarah.


Tina Yordy-Bell ’95 was selected as one of Indiana’s 2014 Super Lawyers. This is a recognition awarded to the top 5% of attorneys in each state. The nominations come from peers. Tina was also recognized as one of Indiana’s Top 25 women lawyers and she was one of only five women lawyers to be selected to the Indiana Top 50 list.


Jason Redmon ’04 married Linda Marie Baizel on March 15, 2014. Linda will be deploying to Kuwait as part of a US Army Engineering mission in the coming months whilst Jason stands the watch on the home front (comprised of a dog, Gus, and a cat, Ronin) in addition to teaching courses in English Composition, Literature, and Critical Theory at ECTC in Elizabethtown, KY.

Gerald Scudder ’04 recently relocated to the Atlanta, GA area. He is a CCC Supervisor with State Farm Insurance. He resides in Buford, GA, with his wife Sarah and children Ryelin and Landon.

Adam Lindley ’06 is a college counselor at St. Francis High School in Wheaton, IL. Adam and his wife Nina reside in Lisle, IL.

Julie Stroebel Barichello ’09 was recognized with the editorial staff of The Times newspaper and Starved Rock Country magazine in Editor & Publisher’s annual “10 Newspapers That Are Doing It Right.” Barichello is the Graphics and Design Editor at The Times/Starved Rock Country and was honored for her design work on the magazine. Read a summary of all of this year’s top 10 newspapers.

(*The Peoria Journal Star, located about 17 miles from Eureka College, also was honored in this year’s E&P listing.)

Catherine McConnaha ’10, after a short-term career in the racing world, she has left her position with Chip Ganassi Racing to become a Senior Administrative Assistant for 4086 Advisors, a subsidiary of CNO, which is located in Carmel, IN.

Lydia Presley ’13 will be giving a recital with Double Bassist Ranhee Han of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra in April 2014. The recital is free and open to the public and an opportunity to donate will be provided. The recital is being given to assist with an organization called “Group Home” whose mission is to help Korean foster children who have been displaced from their homes due to abuse or neglect. For any alumni who are in Hawaii in April (April 19 is the tentative date) they are free to contact Lydia at for more information on the recital if they would like to attend!


Lyle Brandt ’40
Pearle Hopkins Lange ’44
Ruth Straw ’45
June Digweed Coy ’50
Bob Lillie ’52
Dick Nelson ’52
Martha Wence Donath ’68
Bill Zacharias ’69
Mary Broughton ’74
Steven Gerdes ’78

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