1973 Class Notes

John Bacholzky, ’73, 5154 Elizabeth Lane, Almont, MI 48003, retired from teaching at Memphis Community Schools after 35 years. He was also a coach for football, basketball, track, and golf. John and his wife, Marcia, have a son.

Jan Sperry Baumgras, ’73, 3903 Nottingham Terrace, Midland, MI 48642-6219, is a database and SAS administrator for The Dow Chemical Co. She previously worked for 16 years in Dow’s research and development computing group. She presented a paper on unusual database architecture in 2008. She and her husband, David, have two children.

Barbara Birks, ’73, 18523 Running Deer Lane, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, has a part-time home-based business selling Spanish translation handbooks designed for specific businesses. She spends most of her time officiating high school sports: girls’ fast-pitch softball and volleyball. This summer Barbara was an umpire at an Amateur Softball Association national fast-pitch tournament. She and her husband, Bill Harvey, have been married 25 years. They have a daughter.

Richard Bowman, ’73, 3818 Marr Court, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, is a manufacturing representative for Schmidt-Bowman Co. Inc. He is married to Cheryl Cross Bowman, ’73.

Randy Chase, ’73, 22520 Apple Rd., Union Grove, WI 53182, is a customer service supervisor for We Energies. He is vice president for the Racine Mutual Housing Association and is president-elect for the Racine/Kenosha Beekeepers Association. He received the Wisconsin Energy Services Award. He was a Peace Corps volunteer from 1973 to 1977, where he worked with street children in Brazil. He and his wife, Isa, have three grandchildren.

Brian Fox, ’73, PO Box 281830, Lamoille, NV 89828, is an obstetrician and gynecologist for Ruby Mountain OB/GYN. He is chief of obstetrics/gynecology at Northeast Nevada Regional Hospital. He is past chief of staff. He and his wife, Cheryl Bennett Fox, ’73, spent the month of July 2008 in Alaska. They have been married for 33 years and have two children.

Mark Goldman, ’73, 195 Wood Trail, Kerrville, TX 78028, is in private practice as a psychologist. He retired after 26 years as director of psychological counseling and coordinator of forensic services at Kerrville State Hospital. He and his wife, Beth, have two daughters.

John Gredy, ’73, has been named the first provost for Cedarville University. He previously served the university for three years as vice president for enrollment management. John has worked in college administration for 30 years. He has a master’s degree and a doctorate in education, both from Indiana University. He lives in Xenia, OH.

Jennifer Lee Hebert, ’73, 3476 Ramshorn Dr., Fremont, MI 49412, is a program officer for the Isabel Foundation, where she has worked for three years. She traveled to Belgium in November to see two of her sons play on the same professional team, the Okapi All-Stars. She and her husband, Terry Hebert, ’70, were married in 2007. She has three children, including Jeremy, ’00, and two step-children. She also has two granddaughters.

Tim Huemiller, ’73, 104 Clarke Circle, Needham, MA 02492, is a communication systems engineer for General Dynamics C4 Systems, where he has worked for 34 years. He is the scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 13. He is taking a Venture crew to Philmont Scout Ranch next summer. Tim is also active with Carter Memorial United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Laura, have been married 26 years. They have three children.

Charles Judson, ’73, 6861 Franklin Woods Dr., Traverse City, MI 49686-1903, is an attorney with Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge. He has been practicing in Traverse City for 28 years, and focuses his practice in the areas of municipal and non-profit law, and alternative dispute resolution. Charles is currently chair-elect of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is a member of the Northwestern Michigan College Foundation board and the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. His wife, Susan Chapelle Judson, ’76, is a stay-at-home mom. She is a self-employed seamstress and an active volunteer with Central United Methodist Church. They have two daughters, including Alexandria, ’08.

Robin Ludwig, ’73, 130 East End Ave. #3D, New York, NY 10028, is a senior political affairs officer for the United Nations Secretariat. She designed and managed a four-year, $2-million project funded by Ted Turner to create long-term working relationships between UN political departments and selected universities located in developing countries. Robin has traveled to Budapest, Chisinau (Moldova), Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Cairo, Johannesburg, Vienna, Paris, and Mexico City. A member of the Oratorio Society of New York, she performed in two concerts in 2008, one at Carnegie Hall and one at Avery Fisher Hall.

Alice Wiley Moore, ’73, 1000 Albion Rd., Albion, MI 49224, is an access services librarian at the Albion College Library. She and her husband, David Moore, ’68, have two children.

Polly Schweinsberg Moore, ’73, 14444 Behling Rd., Concord, MI 49237, is a homemaker and community volunteer. She is active with AAUW, the United Methodist Women, and the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She and her husband, J. Donel Moore, ’72, took a raft trip through the Grand Canyon. They also toured a series of grassland preserves and spent a week exploring Death Valley. They have two children, including Caitlin Moore, ’04.

Kenneth Nemeth, ’73, 518 Ashford Forest Dr., Houston, TX 77079, is a senior geoscientist for Schlumberger, where he has worked for 10 years. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for 32 years. Kenneth is president of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies. He has been honored for outstanding service by the Dallas and Houston Geological Societies. He and his wife have been married 30 years.

Lynn Goldbaum Sisson, ’73, 1124 Colfax Ave., Benton Harbor, MI 49022, is a children’s librarian at Lincoln Township Public Library. She has a son.

Dale Smith, ’73, 12202 R Ave. E, Scotts, MI 49088, is a Christmas tree farmer. He retired as an educator in 2004. He has traveled to Australia and Hawaii, and has taken a Caribbean cruise. Dale was the Excellence in Education award winner for Climax-Scotts from 1991 to 1994, 1997 to 2004, and in 2006. He was inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame as an assistant coach in 2007. He and his wife, Janice, have a daughter, Jennifer Smith, ’99.

Daniel Taylor, ’73, 5658 Deville Court, East Lansing, MI 48823, retired after 27 years as a supervisor for the virology section of the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health at Michigan State University.

Rebecca Shafer Tuuk, ’73, 205 Southwoods Ave., Fremont, MI 49412, and her family run a timberland. She was previously a Spanish teacher at a Catholic school. Rebecca is a volunteer at First Congregational Church, and at a county human service agency. She also performs with the Newaygo County Madrigal Singers. Rebecca and her husband, Roger, help with the FIRST Robotics team at the high school. They have two children, including Jennifer, ’09.

Curt Weaver, ’73, 3025 Bishop Estates Rd., Saint Johns, FL 32259, is a co-owner of Village Academy North, an early childhood education facility. Curt operated his own strategy and marketing consultancy from 1997 to 2007, after working in corporate strategy and defense systems marketing. He began his career as a U.S. Navy antisubmarine warfare pilot. He has traveled to Ireland, Spain, Hawaii, and Alberta. Curt and his wife, Babette, were married in 2006, and he has two children.

Jane Greenawalt Westbrook, ’73, 7108 Thorncrest Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, is a fifth grade teacher for Ionia Public Schools. She has been a teacher for 33 years. She sings in the choir at Thornapple Community Church. Jane and her husband, James, volunteer at Kid’s Food Basket. She traveled to Houston to connect with Gretta Hauth Young, ’73. Jane and her husband have three children, including Elizabeth Westbrook Shelley, ’00.