Fall 2012: Alumni News

Nov. 9, 2012 - by jsklekamp

Alumni News

Feb. 1, 2013
  • David (’75) and Lisa (Jacobson ’78) Frisbie published their 17th book, Dating After Divorce, available at beaconhillbooks.com. 

  • Tammie Jo Shults (Bonnell, ’83) is featured in Military Fly Moms, a collection of 71 true stories of military aviators who are also mothers. Shults is a former Navy EA-7L Corsair and F/A Hornet pilot. Her husband, Dean, is also a Navy pilot. 

  • Olathe mayor Michael Copeland (’84) has been appointed deputy secretary of the Kansas Department of Labor. Olathe mayor since 2001, Copeland started in his new role on Oct. 1 and will continue as mayor. 

  • Carolyn (Cooper, ’84) Doolittle was named interim department chair of the Undergraduate School of Education at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan.

  • Rev. James "Jamos" Amos ('85) received 2012 Olathe Humanitarian Award from the Olathe Human Relations Commission. The Commission recognized Amos for improving cultural diversity and advocating human relations. Amos is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, and has worked in youth and college ministry for 22 years. He serves as chaplain and spiritual life coordinator for Kids TLC, a nonprofit mental/behavioral health provider for children and youth.

  • Raymond W. Moore (’85) completed 25 years of service at the Global Ministry Center for the Church of the Nazarene. Moore was also appointed administrative director for the global mission department of the Church of the Nazarene. 

  • Eldon Meyers (’86) was elected board chairman of Petroleum Marketers of Iowa, a nationally recognized authority on renewable fuels. 

  • Dr. Mike Redwine (’86) was appointed vice president for student development at Southern Nazarene University.  http://echo.snu.edu/2012/08/24/new-roles-familiar-faces-with-summer-reshuffling-of-snu-cabinet/

  • Steve Hickey (‘90), pastor and South Dakota state representative, has published Obtainable Expectations: A Timely Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount (Bridge-Logos). Hickey has pastored at Church at the Gate in Sioux Falls. His previous books include Obtainable Destiny, and Titus and Momentum: God’s Ever-Increasing Kingdom. 

    http://www.bridgelogosfoundation.com/ItemPage/5957/Obtainable-Expectations-A-Timely-Exposition-of-the-Sermon-on-the-Mount.html

  • Shawn Whitcomb (’90) was named vice president and chief information officer at HNTB.  Whitcomb will manage the firm's information technology from his Kansas City, Mo. office.

  • Aaron Oelger (’92) was appointed director of marketing for Bushnell Outdoor Products, a sports optics and outdoor accessory company. Oelger will lead marketing programs for the family of Bushnell brands. 

  • Dr. Blair Spindle (’92) was appointed chaplain/campus pastor at Southern Nazarene University.  http://echo.snu.edu/2012/08/22/campus-welcomes-new-chaplain-as-strawn-departs-for-california/

  • weigeltChaplain Brian (‘93) and Rosslyn (‘97) Weigelt have completed three years of service in Annapolis, Md., where Brian served as the senior protestant and deputy command chaplain at the United States Naval Academy.  Drawing on his experiences at MNU as a student and staff member in student development, he restructured the Protestant Command Religious Program to include robust spiritual formation experiences.  Brian was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his leadership. He also graduated from the United States Naval War College in June, where he earned a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, with an emphasis in Middle Eastern Culture. Rosslyn served for two years as the associate pastor for worship and assimilation at Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church while directing ministry programs and discipleship.  Brian was promoted to the rank of commander, and will be serving as command chaplain at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti.  

  • Joyce (Barnet ’94) Halbert is one of five worship leaders contributing to Integrity Music’s newly-released Covenant Worship CD/DVD Standing. Halbert has led worship at Covenant Church in Dallas, Tex. for the past 12 years. covenant

  • Walt Cochran (‘95) was named the Veterans of Foreign Wars 2012 Kansas High School Teacher of the Year after being nominated for the award by his students. State and national VFW members presented the award to Cochran for his commitment to history and promotion of American citizenship in his classroom.  Cochran received the award at Gardner Edgerton High School, where he teaches U.S. History. 

  • Brent Blacklock (’98), CPA, has been promoted to director at TPP Certified Public Accountants, LLC., where he has served since 1999. 

  • Rev. Jonathan Weathers (’02) was unanimously elected pastor of Blue Springs Church of the Nazarene in Blue Springs, Mo. Weathers and his family have served in Spring Arbor, Michigan for the past six years.

  • KristinThornton NewsDr. Kristin Thornton (’05), completed her residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. Thornton will practice medicine in Creston, Iowa. 

  • Andrew Ballew (’06) graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a doctorate in clinical psychology, after completing a pre-doctoral internship at Seacoast Mental Health Center He is now a postdoctoral child neuropsychology fellow at Canvas Health in Oakdale, Minn.  

  • Graphic Design graduate Quinn Carr (‘07) won the Fan Design Contest for the Kansas City Royals T-Shirt Tuesday. The shirt he designed was distributed to 10,000 fans at a game August 14. View Carr’s design at: 

    http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/kc/fan_forum/tshirt_design_contest_vote.jsp

  • MNU track standout Mark Wieczorek (’07) qualified for the 800-meter final in the Olympic trials.  Wieczorek ran 1:47 in preliminaries and 1:46 in the semi-finals, and qualified for the finals in seventh place.  

    http://seattletimes.com/html/budwithers/2018529196_withers26.html

    http://espn.go.com/blog/high-school/track-and-xc/post/_/id/3873/coach-of-the-year-wieczorek-finishes-7th-in-800

  • Dennis Burkett Jr. (MA '09) was recognized by President Obama when he received the Presidential Award of Science Teaching for his work teaching chemistry at Olathe South High School. To learn more, visit

    http://www.mnu.edu/news/mnu-alumnus-recognized-by-the-white-house.html

  • Sarah Miller (RN-BSN ’09; MSN ’10) was accepted into Creighton University's interdisciplinary Ed.D. program. 

 
 

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