Summer 2015: Alumni News
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J. Glenn Songer, PhD (’72), fellow, American Academy of Microbiology; diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiology and professor emeritus of The University of Arizona and Iowa State University, recently completed his latest book. Clostridial Diseases of Animals is a reference book for diagnosticians and field veterinarians due to be published in December.
Brian Patterson, MEd, RTC (’77), accepted a position with the state of Arizona as leadership program development specialist for the Department of Economic Security.
Dorcas (Linick ’88) Scofield earned a Master of Library Science (MLS) from Emporia State University. She is head librarian and library director of Watkins Memorial Library at Kansas City College & Bible School in Overland Park, Kansas. She also holds a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University in Marital & Family Therapy.
Carol (Sutterfield ’89) Fowlkes earned a PhD from Oklahoma State University in December 2014.
Mike Walsh (’90) has been chosen to show his paintings in Kansas City, Missouri’s Art Westport 2015 taking place September 11-13, 2015. He will have a booth in the juried art festival. You can see his work at mwalshfineart.com.
Doug Wyatt (’92) was appointed district superintendent of the Eastern Kentucky District Church of the Nazarene.
Richard Herald (’93) earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
Marcus Hantla (’98) was appointed president and CEO of High Definition Technologies, LLC and DEFTECH Security Company. Marcus also serves on the board of directors for Tap Electrical Construction.
Paul Leeper (’98) is now safety manager for BSA Health Systems of Amarillo, Texas.
Terry Zeigler (’98) was named police chief of Kansas City, Kansas.
Renner Jantz (’07) graduated with a Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University Law School.
Chris Reasoner (’09) Chris Reasoner is now director of facilities for Hunt Midwest. He manages the SubTropolis maintenance department and new surface construction projects in the Hunt Midwest Business Center and the Hunt Midwest Commerce Center.
SubTropolis is the world’s largest underground business complex, with about 6 million square feet of space and 51 tenants, located in Kansas City, Missouri.
Chris has more than 12 years of construction and facilities management experience, managing over $220 million in construction projects. He previously worked for The Weitz Company and Harris Construction Company as project manager/estimator. He is an active member of the Kansas City chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).
Ashley (Taylor ’10) Ruegsegger completed a graduate degree in advanced practice nursing (NP) from the University of Missouri—Kansas City.
Barrett Alexander ('10) is now the special assistant to the director of the District of Columbia's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA). Alexander's duties include attending homeland security meetings at the federal, regional, state, and local level; crafting responses to the DC Mayor and cabinet staff on incidents that occur in the District; and attending training exercises, among others.
Alexander has enjoyed a wide spectrum of experiences since graduation from MNU. He completed graduate work at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, in 2013, then led a national research program for Restless Development in Sierra Leone. After moving to Washington, DC to work for World Vision he transitioned into the homeland security field.
Alexander says he most recently worked in emergency management consulting, at a private firm, on projects for the Federal Department of Homeland Security, which led to his new job for HSEMA.
In addition to an exciting job, Alexander enjoys living in vibrant Washington, DC, where there is always plenty to do and see.
"I love living on Capitol Hill several blocks from the Capitol and within walking distance of other monuments and museums," he says.
Tanner (’11) and Liz (Tader '09)Stevens opened a coffee shop in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, called Post Coffee.
Jamie Droegemeier (’14), math teacher at Spring Hill, Kansas Middle School, received the Kansas Department of Education’s 2015 Horizon Award, which honors exemplary first-year teachers. Only 32 educators from across the state earn this award.
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