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Brian Carosone (1995)
Brian Carosone (1995, Drafting & Design Tech/Arch) recently accepted a position at PneuamticScale Angelus - A Barry-Wehmiller Company located in St. Louis as Senior Sales Executive. "After 17 years with Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Brian has moved into another division of Barry-Wehmiller, Pneumatic Scale Angelus as a Senior Sales Executive covering MO, KS, OK, AR, TX, MS, LA, AL GA, SC and FL."  
Submitted on Jul 14 2014.

Stephen Owen (2011)
Stephen Owen (2011, Marketing/Advertising & Promo) writes, "Stephen Owen (Chief Marketing Officer) and his team (including Amazon's past Vice President and Executive Editor) went to Austin, TX to launch crowdsourcing music site 'ArtistSignal.com' as a South By Southwest trade-show exhibitor (2012). Two years later the platform has continued to grow its user-base and technology to help further musicians in their music endeavors. The ArtistSignal Team also includes Missouri State University Alumni Clayton Tummons (CEO)."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 10 2014.

Rodney Davis (1968)
Rod Davis
Class of '68 (B.A. cum laude Political Science, Senior Class President, Distinguished Military Graduate)

Rod Davis' new novel, "South, America" (NewSouth Books) has been called "a triumph of Southern noir" and compared to the works of Mickey Spillane and James M. Cain. Reviews and more details (including photos and video) are on his author website: roddavisauthor.com. His previous novel, "Corina's Way," won the 2005 Fiction Award from PEN/Southwest, and his nonfiction "American Voudou: Journey into a Hidden World," was hailed as "one of the exceptional books of 1998" by the Bookman Book Review Syndicate. He lives in College Station, Texas, where he is Director of the Veteran Support Office for The Texas A&M University System.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 10 2014.

Robert Lundien (2002)
Robert Lundien (2002, MS Counseling/Secondary) writes, "Rob Lundien, Counseling Department Chair at Staley High School, North Kansas City School District, was selected as the Greater Kansas City School Counseling Association (GKCSA) "Secondary Counselor of the Year." Lundien was recognized earlier this spring at the GKCSA annual spring banquet in Independence, MO. He is now in the running for the Missouri School Counselor Association (MSCA) "Secondary School Counselor of the Year" award, which will be announced at this fall's annual MSCA conference at Tan-Tar-A. In addition, Lundien also completed half marathon number 25 this past June, by running the Hospital Hill Half Marathon in Kansas City."  
Submitted on Jul 8 2014.

Jeff Madden (1994)
Jeff Madden (1994, MARKET/ADVERT & PROMOTION) writes,

Jeff Madden was recently promoted to senior account supervisor. Madden leads teams in the business-to-business and consumer marketing segments at Trozzolo Communications Group, located in Kansas City. The teams were recognized with six PRISM awards, by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of The Public Relations Society of America. The PRISM awards are judged on research, planning, creativity and results. Work touched on various aspects of marketing related to brand strategy, advertising campaigns, direct marketing, public relations, digital and social media. Trozzolo was named a top-10 small business in Kansas City and celebrated its 25th year of business in May.

Madden enjoys staying on top of trends and authored an article on branding.
http://issuu.com/trozzolo/docs/tcg_highreturn_summer2013/7?e=6146524/4613463

Madden, his wife and two kids call Lee's Summit, Mo. home.

Full news story about awards.
http://www.trozzolo.com/page/news/58  Click here for photo
Submitted on May 29 2014.

Charles Harpool (1974)
Charles Harpool (1974, Marketing) writes, "Charle D. Harpool has published his second book titled The Little Book of Leadership Wisdom. His book is available on Amazon in print and Kindle versions. His first book was "The Little Book of Planning Wisdom which was published in May, 2013. "  
Submitted on May 22 2014.

Brian Mazanec (2008)
Brian Mazanec (2008, Defense and Strategic Studies) received a PhD in Public and International Affairs from George Mason University on May 17, 2014.  
Submitted on May 21 2014.

Susan (Boslaugh) Frame (1996)
Matthew (2005) & Betsy Skinner are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Ezekiel Luke Skinner. He was born on March 24, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri. Mother Betsy (Boslaugh) Skinner
Grandmother Susan (Boslaugh) Frame (1996, 2007)  
Submitted on Apr 25 2014.

Thomas Overby (1977)
Thomas Overby, 1977 Management, has founded Nedspice US Inc,an affliated company of Nedspice Sourcing BV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Nedspice owns processing plants in Vietnam + India, distributing some 14,000 metric tons of spices and dehydrated vegetables per year valued at US$ 100 million.  
Submitted on Apr 3 2014.

Susan (Boslaugh) Frame (1996)
Susan (Boslaugh) Frame (1996, Music) writes, "Through my association with the Messiah Project, based in Springfield, I have been privileged to sing in many venues...2014 Carnegie Hall, 2013 Japan tour, 2012 Mozarteum Salzburg, 2010 The Kremlin State Palace Theater, etc."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Mar 17 2014.

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Career News
 
Brian Carosone (1995)
Brian Carosone (1995, Drafting & Design Tech/Arch) recently accepted a position at PneuamticScale Angelus - A Barry-Wehmiller Company located in St. Louis as Senior Sales Executive. "After 17 years with Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Brian has moved into another division of Barry-Wehmiller, Pneumatic Scale Angelus as a Senior Sales Executive covering MO, KS, OK, AR, TX, MS, LA, AL GA, SC and FL."  
Submitted on Jul 14 2014.

Stephen Owen (2011)
Stephen Owen (2011, Marketing/Advertising & Promo) writes, "Stephen Owen (Chief Marketing Officer) and his team (including Amazon's past Vice President and Executive Editor) went to Austin, TX to launch crowdsourcing music site 'ArtistSignal.com' as a South By Southwest trade-show exhibitor (2012). Two years later the platform has continued to grow its user-base and technology to help further musicians in their music endeavors. The ArtistSignal Team also includes Missouri State University Alumni Clayton Tummons (CEO)."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 10 2014.

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Births & Adoptions
 
Susan (Boslaugh) Frame (1996)
Matthew (2005) & Betsy Skinner are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Ezekiel Luke Skinner. He was born on March 24, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri. Mother Betsy (Boslaugh) Skinner
Grandmother Susan (Boslaugh) Frame (1996, 2007)  
Submitted on Apr 25 2014.

Jennifer (Dallas) Wilhoit (2012)
Jennifer (Dallas) Wilhoit (2012, Early Childhood Education) and Jacob Wilhoit (2009) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Jacob Joseph Wilhoit, Jr. He was born on January 8, 2014 in San Diego, CA, and weighed 8 lb., 3 oz..  
Submitted on Mar 1 2014.

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Marriages & Commitments
 
Donna (Hardcastle) Trower (2000)
Donna Trower and her husband, Tim, celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on July 18.  
Submitted on Aug 19 2013.

Kate (Hamlin) Alexander (2009)
Brandon
(biology, 07) and Kate (Education, 09) met while living in Springfield, MO in winter 2009. They were both members of the Greek life community. Brandon is a former Homecoming King, 2007. They have lived in Kansas City the last four years and have moved to Winter Park, Florida where Brandon is starting his pediactrics residency at Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital.  
Submitted on Jul 3 2013.

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Educational News
 
Brian Mazanec (2008)
Brian Mazanec (2008, Defense and Strategic Studies) received a PhD in Public and International Affairs from George Mason University on May 17, 2014.  
Submitted on May 21 2014.

Marilee Teasley (2012)
Marilee Teasley (2012, Psychology) writes, "Marilee Teasley (B.S. Psychology, 2012; M.S. Psychology, 2014) was recently published in the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Journal with her advisor, Dr. Erin Buchanan. The article, "Capturing the Student Perspective: A New Instrument for Measuring Advising Satisfaction," explores student satisfaction related to academic advising at Missouri State University using a brand new psychometrically tested survey instrument."  
Submitted on Jan 29 2014.

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