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EDWARD “EDDIE” G. TEJEDA ’68, PSYCH, ’71 M PSYCH, is a retired educational and career counselor who held positions at Wichita State, Fort Hays State and Butler Community College. He lives in Wichita.
SALLY A. (GILES) JONES ’70, CSD, ’72 M CSD, who resides in Wichita, retired in 2023 after 42 years of teaching and serving as director of the Intensive English Language Center at Wichita State.
CHARLES “CHUCK” A. BOUSKA ’71, MATH, ’93 M LIB ST, is a former high school math and chemistry teacher who retired after a 41-year career working in the IT department and teaching computer sciences at Wichita State. He lives in Wichita.
DAVID “DAVE” L. DAHL ’71, BUS ADM, ’74 M BUS ADM, serves as the Division 2 Judge of the U.S. 18th Judicial District Court. A resident of Wichita, he practiced law for 25 years before being elected judge in 2012. A standout Shocker basketball player from 1967-1971, he has been a radio broadcast color commentator partnering with sports broadcaster MIKE KENNEDY ’71 for WSU Shockers men’s basketball for more than four decades.
HENRY C. DONALDSON ’71, EL ED, ’74 M EL ED, ’77 ED SP EAS, is a retired Wichita Public Schools teacher and administrator who also served as a Wichita Police Department Reserve officer and a Wesley Medical Center security officer. He resides in Derby, Kan.
HARRIETT D. (MCCALLOP) HERBERT ’71, BUS ADM, is a retired risk management manager for Allstate Insurance Co. She lives in Spring Hill, Kan.
DARYL LEDERHOS ’71, AERON E, ’77 M BUS ADM, ’08 M GEO, manages rental properties after retiring from work in engineering, marketing and program management at Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems. He lives in Goddard, Kan.
HAL W. MILLER ’71, ED-SPAN, who worked in public accounting as a CPA, auditor and tax professional before shifting his focus to private industry as a controller and CFO, is a member of WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advisory Council. He resides in Prairie Village, Kan.
NICHOLAS J. MORK ’71, ENG L/LIT, nonprofit executive and consultant who began his career in Wichita in 1971 as the first employee of Big Brothers of Sedgwick County. In 2001, he spearheaded the formation of Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters and served as the organization’s president and CEO until 2005. He lives in Prescott, Ariz.
KANDYCE K. (REGIER) NELSON ’71, MUS ED, is a private music teacher and owner of the Nelson Clarinet Studio in Richardson, Texas, where she lives.
STEVEN “STEVE” E. POTTER ’71, AERON E, is an aircraft certification engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration. He has also worked as a design engineer at Learjet, a structures engineer at Beech Aircraft and a senior specialists engineer at Boeing. He resides in Conway Springs, Kan.
SHARON “SHARI” D. (MILLER) SHOCKEY ’71, MUS ED, is a former elementary school music teacher who later pivoted into a career that included positions at INTRUST Bank and as a buyer and express manager for the City of Wichita. She lives in Newton, Kan.
DAVID L. STAGG ’71, MUS ED, professor emeritus of music at the University of Central Missouri, is an educator and musician who has played bass trombone in various organizations, including the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and the U.S. Army Band. He resides in Kansas City, Mo.
LARRY L. VEACH ’71, PSYCH, U.S. Army veteran who served on both U.S. coasts and in Turkey, Germany and Crete, has enjoyed a wide range of work experiences, including as a production supervisor with Pontiac Fiero in the 1980s and helping open Pokémon USA Center at Rockefeller Plaza in NYC. He lives in Bridgewater, N.J.
DAVID J. BERNSTORF ’72, AERON E, is vice president of safety and certification at Hawker Beechcraft Corp., where he also serves as the company’s liaison with the Federal Aviation Administration. He lives in Wichita.
TRUDY A. (DAY) ELDER CALLOWAY ’72, SEC ED, retired from Wichita State as an administrative specialist at the Heskett Center in 2015 after working at the university since 1984. An avid runner, she resides in Wichita.
SUSAN J. (PETERS) COOK ’72, ENG L/LIT, ’76 M BUS ADM, is a retired accountant whose most recent position was senior revenue regulatory compliance accountant for Maguire Oil and Gas Co. She lives in McKinney, Texas.
ROBERT L. DIR ’72, ART GD, who retired from UPS in 2007 after 37 years in the trucking industry, will begin his 25th year as a volunteer statistician for WSU Shockers men’s basketball at home games. He lives in Wichita.
EDWARD “ED” L. FIELD ’72, ACCT, is a retired CPA, shareholder and managing shareholder in the accounting firm of Lindburg Vogel Pierce Faris Chartered, Hutchinson, Kan. He lives in Topeka, Kan.
BEVERLY (STINGER) UTERMOEHLEN ’72, HIST, retired from federal civil service after 31 years with the Social Security Administration in various positions and several different field offices from California to Maryland. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colo.
CLIFFORD M. UTERMOEHLEN ’72, CHEM, ’74 M CHEM, is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and now professor emeritus of chemistry at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he resides.
PETER L. DEGIGLIO ’73, BUS ADM, is president of St. Lawrence Publishing Consultants and CFO for Entangled Publishing. His 44 years working in the book publishing industry includes stints as COO/CFO at Bloomsbury USA and in various positions at Random House. He lives in Washingtonville, N.Y.
PAUL RYBERG ’74, POL SCI, is a founder and principal member of the Washington, D.C., law firm Ryberg and Smith LLC, which focuses on international trade law. He lives in Lothian, Md., with his wife Isabel Kurek.
ANN E. GARVEY ’76, SP/THEA, is the recipient of Wichita’s Arts Council 2023 Hall of Fame Award for her longstanding support and promotion of the arts. In 2019, she was inducted into the WSU College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame and was presented the Kansas Governor’s Art Award for Philanthropy in 2002. She resides in Wichita.

Meet this multi-Emmy winning producer/director

JJ JONATHAN JACKSON ’80 is better known in the technical directing world of news, sports and entertainment as Jonathan X. A creative force in the hugely influential LA market, his credits include directing episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NFL Sunday Ticket: Red Zone, E! Live for the Red Carpet, Chasing the Crown and many more. He got his media biz start as a camera operator at KSN, Wichita’s NBC affiliate, while still an undergrad at Wichita State. “I loved my time in Wichita,” he says about his Shocker days at WSU, where he studied communications, played football, was in ROTC – and captured his experiences via photography. (Page 35.) Going on to study film at the University of Southern Illinois, he played drums in various bands to pay the bills. During a tour stop in Chicago, he landed a job interview with Westinghouse, which led to work with the start up of the Satellite News Channel, which led to … six technical team Emmy Awards – and counting.

LEIGH A. WALLACE ’80, S ART/PR, ’96 M S ART/PR, is a studio artist, printmaker and educator who lives in Shell Knob, Mo.
RICHARD “RICK” BUMGARDNER ’84, THEA ED, an award-winning stage director and the producing artistic director at Roxy’s Downtown in Wichita, has been selected for recognition as recipient of Wichita’s Arts Council 2023 Art Advocate-Individual Award for his significant role in furthering the growth and development of performing arts in the Wichita area.
J. CARROL FOXALL ’84, M BIO SCI, is a retired biomedical research scientist whose career highlights include working on the development of a heart-lung machine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio; conducting research in the early days of the AIDS epidemic for Jay Levy, the renowned American AIDS and cancer research physician, at the University of California, San Francisco; and exploring the potential treatments for melanoma and septic shock for XOMA Corp., as well as options for regulating inflammatory and immunological responses at biotech company Glycomed. She lives in Moraga, Calif.
RAVINDA “RAVI” PENDSE ’85, M EE, ’94 PhD EE, a specialist in computer networking and information technology in higher education, has served since 2018 as vice president for information technology and CIO at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he resides with his wife VANDANA PENDSE ’94, M PHYS. Previously, he was vice president and CIO at Brown University in Providence, R.I., (2013-2018) and before that associate vice president for academic affairs and research (2005-2006), Cisco Fellow and vice president for information technology and CIO at Wichita State.

Making art in San Diego and Wichita, Alaska and Australia

California native Andrew Totman ’86 – shown here in a marketing photo taken in the late-1980s on his first day as an assistant professor at the University of Alaska in Anchorage – is a master printmaker and noted educator who has been making art for four decades now. A graduate of the University of San Diego as well as Wichita State, he has exhibited his work on six of our planet’s seven continents, including Oceania. Since 1997, Totman has lived and worked on that smallest continent’s largest denizen, Australia. Talented and well-traveled, Totman is the founding artist of Heavy Pressure Studio (Australia/USA), a prominent member of The Sydney Printmakers and the industry innovation specialist at NAFE NSW, which is Australia’s largest vocational education and training provider. Affiliated with NAFE NSW since 2011, he has played lead roles in everything from recruiting students and overseeing the school’s visual arts offerings, to managing art and design degrees and degree development, to building strategic alliances with industry. Since his artistic passport is already stamped with teaching and exhibitions everywhere but Antarctica, may we be so bold as to suggest booking a workshop or show at the University of Antarctica’s Museum of Antarctica? We’ve heard there’s gallery space on the third floor.

ALEXANDER “ALEX” W. BARKER ’88, M ANTHRO, is a museum anthropologist and archaeologist who focuses on issues of cultural heritage, iconography and the rise of social complexity and serves as director of the Arkansas Archeological Survey. In 2022, he was appointed by President Biden to the national Cultural Property Advisory Committee. He lives in Fayetteville, Ark.
JOLYNN A. DOWLING ’88 NURS, ’95 M NURS, spearheaded the initiative behind WSU’s designation as a Gold Level Employer Supporting Breastfeeding in 2023. She works as associate educator and Janice M. Riordan Distinguished Professor in Maternal Child Health at WSU. She lives in Derby, Kan.
JOHN H. TAYLOR ’88, SP/THEA, serves as director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts and chair of the theater program at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colo., where he resides. He holds both a master’s degree and a doctorate in theater from Ohio State University. Now in his 24th year at Adams State, he explores the ways in which theater can be a catalyst for social justice and community engagement.
KIM E. GRANT ’89, PUB ADM, has retired after a 42-year career in teaching, state and local government, and nonprofit development and management. To close out his career, Grant served as director of the Endangered Places Program for Colorado Preservation Inc. He lives in Denver, Colo., with his wife Mira Zevin.
COLLIN STIEBEN ’00, BUS ADM-FIN, who served on the executive board of the WSUAA and as president of the organization in 2009, is president of Encore Pavement. He resides in Wichita.
ERIN E. STIEBEN ’01, BUS ADM, worked at the former WSU Alumni Association (WSUAA) as director of marketing and membership, until the organization’s merge with the WSU Foundation in 2022. Currently, she serves as director of marketing for student affairs at Wichita State. She resides in Wichita.
JUAN F. ACOSTA ’02, M AEROS E, ’12 PhD AEROS E, formerly with Spirit AeroSystems, Wichita, is aerostructures group manager at Aurora Flight Sciences in Cambridge, Mass.
MELINDA “MINDY” M. (SCHWASINGER) LAUBACH-HOCK ’02, AEROS E, ’03 M AEROS E, ’11 PhD AEROS E, is director of sustainment at the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State, where she has worked for 21 years. A former Wallace Scholar, she conducts and oversees research in aircraft sustainment and serves as director of NIAR’s Aging Aircraft Lab. She lives in Wichita.
LEE M. WHITMAN ’06, COMM, is lead technologist and senior multimedia designer and producer at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C.
MIKE A. GANGWERE ’08, ART GD, artist and graphic designer who previously served as associate creative director at Wichita-based Jajo and as senior art director for BalancedComp, is design director at Pax8, an IT services and consulting firm based in Greenwood Village, Colo. He resides in Wichita.
HARRISON A. STEELE ’12, GEN ST, is a singer-songwriter and guitar player whose voice and style of music are characterized by a mixture of folk, soul, pop, rock and Americana. Now with two albums to his credit, he has been writing music for more than a decade and has played over 1,000 gigs in the past four years, including, in 2018, opening for the Pat Monahan-fronted band Train at Hartman Arena. He lives in Wichita.
AARON M. MOSES ’17, M CJ, Wichita Police Department (WPD) police lieutenant and Gov. Laura Kelly-appointed commissioner on the Kansas Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, started as a WPD police officer in 2012, then served as police detective (2019-2020) and police sergeant (2020-2023) before taking up police lieutenant duties in February 2023. He lives in Wichita.
BRADLEY J. WHITE ’17, M BUS ADM, is now senior vice president of Global Parts Distribution and Programs at Textron Aviation after serving in such roles as senior vice president of operations, supply chain vice president and director of production control and logistics for the aviation and aerospace component manufacturing company. He lives in Wichita.
MATTHEW “MATT” T. CROW ’18, GEN ST, multimedia coordinator in the WSU Office of Admissions, directed and produced the documentary short “GoBabyGo,” which was selected for the Kansas Filmmaker category and shown at Wichita’s 2023 Tallgrass Film Festival. The video focuses on the WSU College of Engineering’s GoBabyGo, an award-winning program that modifies off-the-shelf ride-on toy cars for kids with disabilities. The documentary can be viewed on YouTube.
KALEY M. ARCHER ’19, COMM-IMC, works as marketing coordinator for Wichita State University. She lives in Newton, Kan.

Vision awareness is her Miss America focus

COURTNEY WAGES ’21, a performing arts graduate who has carried the titles of Miss Black & Gold and Miss Air Capitol before taking up the Miss Kansas crown last year, is representing Kansas in the 96th Miss America scholarship competition. A noted choreographer, dancer, teacher and community outreach manager at Wichita-based Envision, a nonprofit that provides vision rehabilitation services, Wages is focusing on vision awareness as her service initiative. “One Vision is Not the Only Vision: I See You” is her platform pledge. She reports that her favorite moment during the 2023 Miss Kansas competition was performing a tap dance as her talent. “Many people don’t realize it,” she says, “but tap is the one type of dance method that people who are blind or visually impaired can hear.”

REGAN T. ARCHIBALD ’22, APPLIED COMP, is a cybersecurity professional who works as a provisioning technician II for the telecommunications company Lumen Technologies, Littleton, Colo.
SARAFINA COLLINS ’22, APPLIED COMP, is a cybersecurity professional who works as a security analyst for Textron Aviation in Wichita, where she resides.
TRAECY L. FREEMAN ’22, APPLIED COMP, works as a cybersecurity analyst at CVS Caremark Corp., Woonsocket, R.I.
ETHAN J. HANKS ’22, APPLIED COMP, is a cybersecurity analyst for the Kansas Turnpike Authority. He lives in El Dorado, Kan.
CHARLES “SCOOTER” KOHRING ’22, E TECH, is a cybersecurity professional who works for CVS Caremark Corp., Woonsocket, R.I., as an information security analyst.
MATTHEW “MATT” J. MINTER ’22, APPLIED COMP, works as a cybersecurity analyst at Foresite Cybersecurity & Compliance, Overland Park, Kan.
MICHAEL J. RENEAU ’22, APPLIED COMP, is a security operations center (SOC) analyst with Equitable Advisors in Wichita. He lives in Rose Hill, Kan.
CONNOR J. SITES ’22, APPLIED COMP, works as an avionics and electrical systems engineer at Textron Aviation in Wichita. He resides in Bel Aire, Kan.
CAMERON S. SMITH ’22, APPLIED COMP, is a cybersecurity analyst at Textron Aviation, Wichita. He lives in Derby, Kan.
DUNCAN S. SNOOK ’22, APPLIED COMP, works in tech support, Ennovar, at Textron Aviation in Wichita, where he lives.
NATHAN J. WALLACE ’22, APPLIED COMP, is a cybersecurity professional who works for the city of Newton, Kan. He resides in Wichita.
KAYLIE M. AIKINS ’23, COMM-IMC, works as an associate account manager for advertising agency Signal Theory. She will graduate with her master’s degree through the Elliott School of Communication, where she works as a public speaking graduate teaching assistant, in the spring of 2024. She lives in Wichita.

Gut feelings, art, cats and Marketing Maven work

MELISSA DELEON ’23, a design and digital media specialist with Marketing Maven, a brand management and design firm based in Great Bend, Kan., has a flair for the artistic. “Growing up, I was always told that I should be an artist,” says DeLeon, who studied photography at Brigham Young University before moving to Kansas and, in May 2023, becoming a WSU graphic art graduate. “Some of my best decisions in life have been based on a gut feeling,” she says about zeroing in on graphic design as her career focus. On the job at Marketing Maven since November 2023, DeLeon designs logos, print materials, advertising, packaging and digital media assets for a wide array of clients — and she keeps an eye on photography and other creative projects in Wichita, where she lives with her husband, stepson and a trio of cats.

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