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1956

Dr. Henry A. “Andy” Kelly, ARTS, Pacific Palisades, Calif., has spent 50 years in the UCLA English department, where he is a Distinguished Research Professor. Kelly recently published his 15th academic book, The Middle English Bible, and a revisionist account of the trial of Galileo in the journal Church History.

1968

Santos (Saint) Jimenez, BS’63, MA, Longmont, Colo., was anmed to the Wisonsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

1969

Linda Walsh Fell, BSMT, Omaha, received the 2016 Member Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Sharon Culhane Harper, BA, Phoenix, president and CEO of The Plaza Companies in Peoria, Ariz., was nominated for the 2016 Business Person of the Year presented by the Phoenix Business Journal.

1972

Randy P. Lukasiewicz, BSBA, Omaha, has photos from Nebraska counties Howard and Cuming featured in the NE150 “Bridges 2017 Sesquicentennial Traveling Photo Exhibit” as part of Nebraska’s 150th birthday. His photos also are included in the Omaha World-Herald’s book Nebraska: 150 Years Told Through 93 Counties.

Frank R. Parth, BSPhy, Mission Viejo, Calif., was elected to the board of directors of the Project Management Institute’s Education Foundation (PMIEF). PMIEF is a charitable nonprofit organization leveraging project management for social good. Parth’s term is from 2016-2018.

1974

John R. Scherle, BA, Henderson, Iowa, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He joins Iowa rock and roll pioneers and other rock legends from around the world who are nominated and confirmed by the Hall of Fame board of directors for leadership, longevity and survival in the rock and roll industry. Named as one of the Hall of Fame honorees for 2016, Scherle has been playing rock music since he was 12 years old and still plays in several Omaha-based bands.

1975

Dr. Kay Ayres Rosenthal, BSN, Estes Park, Colo., is the senior public health nurse at the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment in Estes Park.

1976

Leo A. Knowles, JD, Omaha, returned to the law firm McGrath North Mullin & Kratz in February 2017. Knowles was an attorney at the firm from 1976 to 2006. He joined ConAgra in 2006 as senior vice president and chief litigation counsel, where he was responsible for the management of the company’s litigation and environmental matters.

Daniel E. Monnat, JD, Wichita, Kan., president of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, was selected to Super Lawyers’ elite “Top 100” lawyers in Kansas and Missouri for the 11th time.

1978

Dr. Karen A. Monsen, BSN, Stillwater, Minn., was the 2016 recipient of the Lillian Wald Service Award presented by the American Public Health Association. Recipients of the award are selected for their exemplary health nursing service to the public through political, legislative or interprofessional activism. Monsen is an associate professor and director of the Nursing Informatics DNP program at the University of Minnesota.

1983

Larry D. Mansch, JD, Missoula, Mont., has written his fifth book. Martin Luther: The Life and Lessons, co-written with Curtis Peters, has been published by McFarland. Mansch is the legal director of the Montana Innocence Project.

1984

James J. Eischen Jr., BA, San Diego, recently joined McGlinchey Stafford’s Irvine, Calif., office as a member and will practice within the firm’s health care and business transactions groups. Eischen has nearly 30 years of varied experience in business, health care and real estate, and is a national authority and speaker within the direct/private medical law and communications fields.

1989

Bruce H. White, JD, Layton, Utah, has been named shareholder in Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Salt Lake City office. White is a member of the corporate transactions and securities department.

1991

Lisa Lamm Bachman, JD, Burnsville, Minn., has been named managing partner of Foley & Mansfield’s Minneapolis office. Lamm Bachman focuses her practice on employment and business litigation matters.

1993

Peg A. Gilbert, MS, Grand Island, Neb., was awarded the fellow designation by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) in 2016, the first year the designation was given. Gilbert is an infection preventionist with her consulting company Quality IC, LLC.

James R. Sweeney, BSAtS, Katy, Texas, retired as a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, La.

1994

Linda Ash Richards, BA, Omaha, was re-elected to her fourth term on the Ralston (Neb.) School Board. Richards also assumed the presidency of the Nebraska Association of School Boards, where she will serve for one year.

1995

Jason E. Hilliard, BSBA, Charlotte, N.C., has launched a blog and podcast at hiredgraduate.com with a mission of helping students transition into and through college and into their careers.

1996

Lindsay Rupiper Jordan, JD, Lenexa, Kan., has been appointed senior vice president, human resource officer, for HNTB Corporation in Kansas City, Mo.

1998

Stacy J. Fisher, DPT, Las Vegas, received her second doctorate degree with honors in business administration in healthcare management and leadership from California InterContinental University in Irvine, Calif.

2001

Ryan D. Ellis, BSBA, Omaha, was awarded the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans (TOYO) Award by the Omaha Jaycees. Ellis is president of P.J. Morgan Real Estate in Omaha.

2002

Jess W. Hoeme, JD, Cheney, Kan., was elected as a member of the firm Joseph, Hollander & Craft. Hoeme, a former Mitchell County attorney and Shawnee County assistant district attorney, joined the firm in 2011 as a criminal defense attorney.

2004

Christina Howard Flipse, BA, Omaha, is a licensed mental health practitioner and licensed drug and alcohol counselor in the Methodist Community Counseling Program.

2006

Adam P. McMillen, JD, Sparks, Nev., was promoted to of counsel at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Reno, Nev., location. McMillen leads complex business and patent infringement cases in state and federal courts.

2009

Ryan A. Steen, JD, Omaha, has joined the Law Office of Kathleen M. Schmidt Attorney at Law as an associate. Schmidt is a 1987 Creighton law graduate.

2010

Joseph M. Niederee, JD, Omaha, joined TIAA Individual Advisory Services in Omaha as a wealth management advisor.

2012

Angela Terry Lennon, JD, Omaha, has been named a partner in the firm Koenig Dunne in Omaha.

2013

Alexander P. Johnson, BSBA, Portland, Ore., is serving with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest working at William Temple House in Portland.

2016

Emily R. Beyersdorfer, BSN, Tacoma, Wash., is serving with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest working at St. Clare Hospital Emergency Room in Tacoma.

Benjamin J. Feiten, BS, Tacoma, Wash., is serving with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest working at L’Arche Tahoma Hope in Tacoma.

Andrew F. Holtmann, BA, Los Angeles, is serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps working at Verbum Dei Jesuit High School in Los Angeles.

Lauren K. McClave, BA, New York, is serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps working at the New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service in New York.

Clifton M. McEvoy, MS, Omaha, was awarded the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans (TOYO) Award by the Omaha Jaycees. McEvoy is the executive director of the Buford Foundation.

Vincent M. Nicchi, BSChm, Gresham, Ore., is serving with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest working at Wallace Medical Concern in Gresham.

Alexander T. Sipe, BSChm, Camden, N.J., is serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps working at Fair Share Housing Development in Camden.

Maria T. Watson, BA, Portland, Ore., is serving with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest working at Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center/Rosemary Anderson High School.

Amy M. Yeskie, BSW, Los Angeles, is serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps working at Westside Children’s Center in Los Angeles.