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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.

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.

Paul Whitlock (1995)
Doug Whitlock (1995, Psychology) joined the St. Louis, MO firm Sandberg, Phoenix, & Von Gontard in 2011 and became a shareholder in 2013. As a member of the Business Practice Group his areas of practice are general business law, including formation, governance and agreements; business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell arrangements, joint ventures, leasing and licenses; general contract drafting and negotiations; commercial lending and complex real estate transactions.
Prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix, Doug was a shareholder at a full-service firm in New Hampshire, where he focused his practice in business law matters. A member of the Missouri, Illinois and New Hampshire Bar Associations, Doug is also an active member of the SITE Improvement Association. Doug, his wife, Jennifer Cuddeback (1994, Geography/Travel & Tourism), and daughter returned to St Louis to be closer to family."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 28 2014.

Kristina (Merrick) Weger (2004)
Kristina (Merrick) Weger (2004, International Business and Geography) and Nick Weger (2005, Entertainment Management) are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Evelyn Merrick Weger. She was born on December 15, 2013 in Washington, DC and weighed 7 lbs, 13 oz. She is the granddaughter of Herb and Carolyn (Cox) Merrick, from the class of 1975. We're hopeful she'll be a third generation Bear!  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 28 2014.

Colleen (Klosterman) Dunn (1996)
Colleen (Klosterman) Dunn (1996, Geography/Env-Natural Resource) recently joined The Pampered Chef as a Consultant. "I just started training to become a licensed massage therapist in the state of Pennsylvania. It's a 19 month program. I joined The Pampered Chef so that I can pay my way."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 26 2014.

Roger Camp (1989)
Roger Camp (1989, General Business) writes, "Was promoted to Assistant Director in the Credit Risk Management Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Responsible for Discount lending and collateral operations and oversight of Payments System Risk. Previously was a Supervisory Analyst in the same function. "  
Submitted on Feb 25 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.

William (Datema) Potts-Datema (1981)
William (Datema) Potts-Datema (1981, Social Studies) writes, "William (Bill) Potts-Datema (MS 1985, BSEd 1981) was elected Regional Vice-President for North America for the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), which includes a three-year term on the organization's Global Executive Board of Directors. IUHPE works to increase and improve health promotion and health education worldwide. Bill currently serves as Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health."  
Submitted on Dec 18 2013.

Andrew Murphy (2008)
Andrew Murphy (2008 & 2010, Political Science & History, International Affairs and Administration) writes, "Andrew Murphy, BA & MIAA, Poplar Bluff, MO., the Transportation Planning Coordinator at Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission and an Adjunct Instructor at Three Rivers College, both in Poplar Bluff, has been selected by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon as one of 51 participants from eight states for the 2013-2014 Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy. The Institute brings together business and community leaders from each of the eight states in the Delta Regional Authority footprint for a year-long collaborative leadership development process. "  Click here for photo
Submitted on Nov 11 2013.

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Career News
 
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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Births & Adoptions
 
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.

Kristina (Merrick) Weger (2004)
Kristina (Merrick) Weger (2004, International Business and Geography) and Nick Weger (2005, Entertainment Management) are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Evelyn Merrick Weger. She was born on December 15, 2013 in Washington, DC and weighed 7 lbs, 13 oz. She is the granddaughter of Herb and Carolyn (Cox) Merrick, from the class of 1975. We're hopeful she'll be a third generation Bear!  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 28 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
 
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.

Noah Lelek (2004)
Noah Lelek (2004, Speech & Theatre Educ/Theatre) received a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from University of Missouri in May 2012.  
Submitted on Jul 12 2013.

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