Reflections Magazine Issue #54 - Fall 2000 - Page 46

Class Notes 46 Alumni Notes from SHU in Battle Creek Since 1992, Siena Heights has operated a degree completion center in Battle Creek on the campus of Kellogg Community College. Nearly 300 Siena Heights alumni have earned their degrees through SHU at Kalamazoo Community College. enjoying the warm weather” in San Antonio, TX, where she is a family support worker. She does parent education with first-time teenage mothers. Mantrell Goodrum ‘98 of Savannah, GA, writes that he has “entered the last leg of the race known as graduate school. By May 2001, I’ll be a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA in Motion Graphics. “ David ‘98 and Darcie Williams Oudbier ‘98 live in Kentwood. David is a sixth grade language arts and social studies teacher in Sparta. Darcie is a second grade paraprofessional looking for a full-time teaching job. They are training for their first marathon this fall, having run a 25k race in May. Mark Harvey ‘98 of Harper Woods is a pharmaceutical sales representative for Innovex. ‘99 and her husband, Tom, live in Tecumseh where Josette taught eighth grade English last year and will teach fifth grade this year. She hopes to begin graduate work this year, also. Amy Suemnick ‘99 of Carleton looks forward to teaching first grade for Trenton Public Schools this fall. Carmen Art ‘99 received her MA in theatre history and criticism from Ohio University, June 9. She lives in Athens, OH. Lisa Alexie ‘00 lives in Chesterfield and is part of the corporate management team at Venture Industries in Fraser. Jim Clarke ‘00/MA of Tecumseh, Charlene Erskine ‘94 is office manager for the vice president of Youth and Education programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek. In addition to managing office operations, she assists the vice president with programs and planning and serves as liaison to the office of President/CEO. Prior to joining the Kellogg Foundation in March, she was assistant to the president of the Battle Creek Health System. Previously, she was senior executive secretary at Leila Hospital. Past president of the Health Care Executive Assistants Program Membership Group of the American Hospital Association and a member of its advisory council, Charlene also is a past board member and officer of the American Heart Association. In addition, she is the author of “The Changing Role of the Executive Assistant in Health Care,” published in The Office Professional. owner of Reliance Rehab Services, has been certified as a Diplomate in the American College of Forensic Examiners Board of Counselors. Reliance Rehab offers services that range from self improvement and mental health issues, to assistance with workers compensation and auto related injuries. Mary Philip Ryan Historical Area. Mary Philip is the author of “Amid the Alien Corn,” a history of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Mary Philip Ryan, OP was the guest of honor at a gala social at the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse on May 8, the eve of her 99th birthday. Nadine Foley, OP ‘45 spoke briefly to the standing-roomonly crowd, reminding them of Sister Mary Philip’s “magnificent contribution to our history and archives over many decades of research.” In her honor, the first-floor historical area in Madden Hall has been named The Krista Purvis ‘98 recently married Jim Forys. They live in Tecumseh. Krista, who is now a stepmom to Ethan (2), is in the management-training program at American Gene