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Recent Class Notes
 
Justin Hamlin (2005)
Justin K Hamlin, DO (2005, Biology, Psychology) writes, "I will be graduating from Family Medicine residency at Northeastern Health Systems Oklahoma/Cherokee Nation rural medicine residency program in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the end of June. I have passed the Family Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine specialty boards. I will be board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. I am currently working on a Master of Healthcare Administration degree at Oklahoma State University, and on subspecialty board certifications in Bariatric Medicine and also Lipidology."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jun 24 2015.

John Maddux (2012)
John Maddux (2012, Biology) writes, "I have been awarded a 2015 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship! The fellowship provides five years of professional support to beginning high school STEM teachers. This news came just before I accepted my first full time teaching position at the Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience high school in St. Louis. The position begins this fall. It has been a very exciting year for me professionally, and I'm thrilled to be able to share these successes with my alma mater. "  
Submitted on Jun 12 2015.

Kaylie (Tucker) Fogle (2012)
Kaylie (Tucker) Fogle (2012, Comm/Communication Studies) received a Juris Doctorate (Summa Cum Laude) from Thurgood Marshall School of Law on May 15, 2015. "Will be attending Georgetown Law Center in the Fall 2015 for a LL.M. in Taxation."  
Submitted on Jun 2 2015.

Julie (Lenger) McPike (2003)
Julie (Lenger) McPike (2003, History) writes, "Julie McPike has been named the 2015 recipient of the Crosby Kemper III Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation. Presented by the Westport Historical Society, Julie was recognized for her work with Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, comprised of 41 counties in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. "  
Submitted on Apr 21 2015.

Michael Gulledge (2013)
Michael Gulledge (2013, Computer Information Systems) was recently promoted to Professional-Business Management from Associate-Applications Developer at AT&T Inc. located in St. Louis. This role will encompass developing technical and business solutions for managing data and projects in the company's Chief Compliance Office.  
Submitted on Apr 15 2015.

Zharif (Abidin) Zainal Abidin (2012)
Zharif Zainal Abidin (2012, Finance/Finance) recently accepted a position at International University of Malaya-Wales located in Kuala Lumpur as Head of Procument.  
Submitted on Apr 6 2015.

Scott Callicott (2004)
Scott Callicott (2004, MS - ADMIN. STUDIES/APPLIED COMM.) was recently promoted to Manager - Philanthropy from Public Affairs Senior Specialist at State Farm, located in Bloomington, IL. In this role, he will manage a team charged with oversight of the State Farm Companies Foundation, the Matching Gifts Program, and the company's Good Neighbor Citizenship efforts. As part of his duties, Scott was appointed Assistant Secretary for the State Farm Companies Foundation. Prior to this, Scott was team lead for State Farm's Issues Management communications team in Public Affairs, as well as supporting communications for the company's senior executives. Scott lives with his wife, Tammy, and their two sons in Normal, IL.  
Submitted on Mar 14 2015.

Anthony Naayem (1997)
"Anthony D. Na'ayem (Bachelor of Science - Management, Class of 1997), Co-Founder, Managing Member and Senior Consultant for Eagle Eye Business Solutions, LLC, has been recently certified by the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) as a Leading Professional in Ethics + Compliance (LPEC), and by the International Association of Risk and Compliance Professional (IARCP) as Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP)."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 25 2015.

Jesse Berry (2008)
Jesse Berry (2008, Management/Administrative Mgt) was recently promoted to Senior Manager Safety at Walmart, located in Bentonville, AR.

Jesse writes, "I am responsible for managing the corporate safety policies and procedures for the world's largest retailer. My goal is to provide a safe shopping and working environment to over 5,000 stores in the U.S."  
Submitted on Feb 6 2015.

Peter Tsahiridis (1999)
Peter Tsahiridis (1999, History) and Kristine Tsahiridis are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Gwendolyn Kristine. She was born on December 16, 2014 in Branson, Missouri, and weighed 9 lb., 15 oz. Dimitri, 8, and Madeleine, 13 months, welcomed their little sister. Mom and baby are doing great.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Dec 29 2014.

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Career News
 
John Maddux (2012)
John Maddux (2012, Biology) writes, "I have been awarded a 2015 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship! The fellowship provides five years of professional support to beginning high school STEM teachers. This news came just before I accepted my first full time teaching position at the Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience high school in St. Louis. The position begins this fall. It has been a very exciting year for me professionally, and I'm thrilled to be able to share these successes with my alma mater. "  
Submitted on Jun 12 2015.

Julie (Lenger) McPike (2003)
Julie (Lenger) McPike (2003, History) writes, "Julie McPike has been named the 2015 recipient of the Crosby Kemper III Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation. Presented by the Westport Historical Society, Julie was recognized for her work with Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, comprised of 41 counties in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. "  
Submitted on Apr 21 2015.

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Births & Adoptions
 
Peter Tsahiridis (1999)
Peter Tsahiridis (1999, History) and Kristine Tsahiridis are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Gwendolyn Kristine. She was born on December 16, 2014 in Branson, Missouri, and weighed 9 lb., 15 oz. Dimitri, 8, and Madeleine, 13 months, welcomed their little sister. Mom and baby are doing great.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Dec 29 2014.

Christopher Moloney (1993)
Christopher Moloney (1993, BSBA, Business) and Erin Moloney are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Cayleigh Helen Moloney. She was born on October 14, 2014 in St. Louis, MO, and weighed 7 lb., 11 oz. Cayleigh is the couple's first child. Her name is Gaelic. Erin, Chris and Cayleigh live in Ladue, Missouri - a suburb of St. Louis.  
Submitted on Oct 29 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
 
Justin Hamlin (2005)
Justin K Hamlin, DO (2005, Biology, Psychology) writes, "I will be graduating from Family Medicine residency at Northeastern Health Systems Oklahoma/Cherokee Nation rural medicine residency program in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the end of June. I have passed the Family Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine specialty boards. I will be board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. I am currently working on a Master of Healthcare Administration degree at Oklahoma State University, and on subspecialty board certifications in Bariatric Medicine and also Lipidology."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jun 24 2015.

Kaylie (Tucker) Fogle (2012)
Kaylie (Tucker) Fogle (2012, Comm/Communication Studies) received a Juris Doctorate (Summa Cum Laude) from Thurgood Marshall School of Law on May 15, 2015. "Will be attending Georgetown Law Center in the Fall 2015 for a LL.M. in Taxation."  
Submitted on Jun 2 2015.

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