Class Notes – October 2013



Bruce Darnall ’66 has written an article titled “Brewers’ Bianchi Unassuming Despite Early Successes” on Milwaukee Brewer, Jeff Bianchi. 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:, then look for the headline. He has also written an article titled “Cardinals’ Rob Johnson Finds Healing for Broken Marriage and Tough Times” on St. Louis Cardinal backup catcher, Rob Johnson. 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:, then look for Pro Ministry.


Roberta “Bobbi” Hamlen Cinnamon ’75 retired May 20, 2013 after teaching grades 6-8 English/Literature for 35 years in Toulon-LaFayette, Neponset, and Kewanee school districts.


Robb Basler ’77 portrait

Robb Basler ’77 is director of client solutions for Korn/Ferry, PDI Ninth House. He resides in Crystal Lake, IL, with his wife Terri and their children, Megan, Gena, Ken, and Steve.


John Bassett ’04 has been named the head softball coach for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Marc ’05 and Nicolle Cook ’11 Sherwood's daughter Molly Grace

Marc ’05 and Nicolle Cook ’11 Sherwood announce the birth of their daughter, Molly Grace, born on June 21, 2013. She was 8 lbs, 2 oz and 21 inches long.

Joshua Weddle ’07 and his wife, Tracy, will be celebrating their 1-year anniversary on Nov. 10, 2013. Josh is employed with State Farm.

Rochelle Turrisi ’08 after being at DeVriendt & Associates for one year, has accepted a position as a family law attorney at DiazCase, P.C., in Chicago, IL.

Jeremy Bachelor ’10 is in his second year teaching Spanish at the college level as a full time faculty member. He teaches Spanish I, II, and IV, Spanish Culture and Civilization, and Spanish Phonetics. He also serves on the Teacher Education Committee and observes Spanish education candidates during their field placements. He received his MA in Spanish from Illinois State University in 2012 and is now working on his doctorate in Applied Spanish Linguistics at a university in Mexico. He has completed all of his coursework and has now begun working on his dissertation. He plans to fly down to Mexico to defend in the summer of 2015.


Irene Ridgley Hitt ’36
Frances White Olson ’43
Betty Kruskop Wasson ’49

Thomas Atwell
Julia Colorado
Paul Griffith
James Jones
Lee Perry
Donald Ullman