1978 Class Notes

David Arend, ’78, 2395 Houghton Hollow Dr., Lansing, MI 48911-8418, retired from the State of Michigan, where he worked as a psychologist for the Department of Corrections. He earned his M.P.A. from Western Michigan University in 2002. David and his wife, Telka, have a daughter.

Rich Baird, ’78, 346 Drovers Lane, Palatine, IL 60067-5823, is a global managing partner for people, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Ypsi-lanti Chamber of Commerce/Industrial Development Corporation, Eastern Michigan University, and Compass.com/LAI. He served Albion College for many years as a trustee, including the last five years as chairman, and is now an honorary trustee. Rich is involved with various community and civic organizations, including UN High Commission for Refugees. He is also involved with his church. He received an honorary doctorate from Eastern Michigan University in 2007. He was also named one of the Five Outstanding Men of Michigan in 1985. He co-authored three books and collaborated on several others. He has traveled to about 45 countries. Rich and his wife, Linda, were married in 1985. They have three children, including Jessica Baird, ’11.

Chris Baker, ’78, 3130 Muzzete Dr., Bellbrook, OH 45305, is the principal at Bellbrook High School. He is married to Linda.

Clarke Bean, ’78, 3914 Lyndhurst Place, Sugar Land, TX 77479, is a senior staff petrophysicist at Chevron. He has been working for Chevron North American Exploration and Projects for five years. He was living and working in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. The office was temporarily moved to Texas, where he accepted a permanent transfer. Clarke and his family lived in Kuwait City from 1999 to 2003. They traveled to Europe, Oman, Egypt, Maldives Islands, Seychelle Islands, and Thailand. He has also traveled on business to Venezuela and South Africa. Clarke sings with the Houston Tidelanders Barbershop Harmony Chorus. The group participated in the International Barbershop Chorus competition this summer and finished 15th. He and his wife, Adrienne, have two daughters.

Jane Andert Clarke, ’78, 300 W. Higham St., St. Johns, MI 48879, is a magistrate and court administrator for 65A District Court in Clinton County, where she has worked for 19 years. She also teaches preschool and first grade Christian education at the First Church of God in St. Johns. She is a member of the Lansing Rowing Club and also enjoys quilting. Jane and her husband, Terry, have begun building wooden boats. They have been married for 25 years and have two daughters.

Mark Crawford, ’78, 235 Brentwood Dr., Battle Creek, MI 49015, is a vice president at Battle Creek Health System. He is responsible for business development, marketing, public relations, human resources, strategic planning, customer relations, and community benefit ministry. Mark is the board chair for Integrated Health Partners. He is also involved with Battle Creek Imaging Services, Lifespan, and Battle Creek Silent Observer. A trustee at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, he is also a volunteer with Battle Creek Community Foundation. He is a graduate of Leadership Michigan 1999. He is also a seven-time Michigan EMMY nominee. Mark has done television/radio play-by-play for more than 100 Michigan High School Athletic Association state championship finals. He and his wife, Sheila, recently took a second honeymoon to the Grand Tetons. They have been married for 25 years. They have three daughters.

Cheryl Myers Duggan, ’78, 2416 Pleasant View Dr., Rochester Hills, MI 48306, is a middle school English teacher at Detroit Country Day School and also works in admissions. She has been a test item writer for the Educational Records Bureau. She is the coordinator and coach of the school’s spelling bee. One of her students finished second at the 2008 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. She is married to Charles.

Alan and Sherryl Seavitt Fletcher, both ’78, 850 St. Edmonds Place, Annapolis, MD 21401-6423. Alan is the CEO of Accountants Inc. in Maryland, North Carolina, and Florida. Sherryl is the senior associate director of undergraduate admissions at Johns Hopkins University. They serve on several local and national committees and boards, both in their professional fields and within their community. They have two sons.

Thomas Freeland, ’78, 2860 Cleveland, Coopersville, MI 49404, owns a trucking company. He and his wife, Catherine, have five children, including Heather Freeland, ’09, and Joshua Freeland, ’11.

Cynthia Longstaff Freund, ’78, 13742 Edenderry Dr., South Lyon, MI 48178, has been a home-based day care provider for eight years. She and her husband, Marc, have been involved in the high school football and band boosters, and with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. They are also active with the Detroit Area Council on Aging, working with Meals on Wheels and their holiday delivery program. The Freunds have been married for 27 years and have three sons.

Pamela Georgeson, ’78, 30545 Bristol Lane, Bingham Farms, MI 48025, is a physician. She is the owner of the Kenwood Allergy and Asthma Center. A frequent presenter on asthma and allergic disease, Pamela is a member of the public education committee in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She was named a Top Doc of HOUR Detroit Magazine from 2003 to 2006. She is married to Mark Decco.

Greg Glowicki, ’78, 2461 N. Waldo Rd., Midland, MI 48642-8842, is a maintenance technician for Bay City Public Schools. He competes in triathlons. He also enjoys cruising on his motorcycle. Greg has two daughters.

Tom Grathwohl, ’78, 2828 Peachtree Rd. NW, Suite #2403, Atlanta, GA 30305, is a managing director for GE Capital Solutions, where he is president of technology vertical. He focuses on financing product distribution and logistics. He has two sons.

Michelle Armstrong Guralnick, ’78, Harley Lodge, 93 Harley St., London W1G 6AE United Kingdom, is a stay-at-home mom and volunteers at her children’s school. She also works with the local women’s organization, which provides support to expatriates. Michelle and her family became citizens of the United Kingdom in 2006. They traveled to Kenya and enjoyed a safari in the Masai Mara, and they also take an annual ski holiday to Austria. They have gone on a house-building trip to Cambodia and also traveled to Asia. She and her husband, Michael, have three children.

Paul Kinney, ’78, 30677 Ledgecliff St., Westland, MI 48185, is a music composer. He retired from Ford Motor Co. in 2007, where he had been a computer programmer in computer-aided engineering. He took part in a work mission to Gulfport, MS, in 2007, where he spent the week repairing a roof damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Paul earned a master of music in composition from Wayne State University in 2007. He has had several compositions for handbells published.

Frank Knoth, ’78, 20249 Woodhill Dr., Northville, MI 48167, is vice president of The Crown Group Inc., where he has worked for 28 years. He and his wife, Lillian, have two daughters.

Bruce Lirones, ’78, 8699 Clam Lake Rd., Bellaire, MI 49615, is self-employed as an osteopathic physician. He has worked in the South Torch Lake area for 25 years. Bruce also builds and runs B-utility hydroplanes in the summer. A volunteer with the Elk Rapids band boosters, he enjoys playing music and is a member of a jazz band along with his oldest son. He has worked on three playground building groups. Bruce and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 26 years and have two sons.

Susan McGraw, ’78, 4050 Woodland Creek Dr. SE, Apt. #202, Grand Rapids, MI 49512-3039, is a speech and language pathologist at Holland Home Rehab Dimensions. She has two children.

David Miller, ’78, 3870 Foxglove Dr., Grand Rapids, MI 49525, is a partner in B2B CFO. The company offers permanent part-time CFO services to small businesses that need more sophisticated financial support, but do not need a full-time CFO on staff. He is active with the Genesis United Methodist Church, where he is head of the trustees and the leadership development team. David and his wife, Fran Federer Miller, ’79, have been married for 29 years. They have two children, including Collin Miller, ’09.

Tim Newsted, ’78, 515 N. Jefferson St., Hastings, MI 49058, is an elementary school physical education teacher for Hastings Area Schools. He is an organizer for “Crawl for the Wall.” Tim served on the Albion College interview teams for hiring President Randall and Josh Merchant, ’96, the new vice president for institutional advancement, and is vice president for on-campus activities for Albion’s Alumni Association Board of Directors. He has taken a glider over Lake Michigan. Tim and his wife, Cathy, enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.

Sally Gates Phillips, ’78, 2054 Stabler, Akron, OH 44313, is a registered dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital, where she has worked for 26 years. She is currently working with children and adults who have cystic fibrosis. She has two sons.

Phyllis McDonald Preston, ’78, 1219 N. Eagle St., Naperville, IL 60563, is a training and retail performance delivery specialist for National City Bank. She is celebrating 25 years with National City Bank, formerly MidAmerica Bank. Phyllis is a member of various 18th-century re-enactment groups, including 1st Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line, River Valley Colonials Fife and Drum Corps, Culpepper Minute Battalion and Brigade of the American Revolution, and Northwest Territory Alliance. Her re-enactments take her to Virginia, New York, and many sites throughout the Midwest. She is married to Bradley.

Susan Counsell Ritchie, ’78, 37 Brookside Rd., Manchester Center, VT 05255, has been a Spanish teacher for 21 years. She is a board member for Manchester Health Service. She traveled to Mexico in 2008. She is engaged to an old friend she knew 35 years ago in Vermont.

Gregory Rogers, ’78, is president of MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland and executive vice president of MidMichigan Health. He has worked for MidMichigan Health since 1981, serving most recently as chief financial officer. Gregory is a certified public accountant and a fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He lives in Midland.

Susan Kent Rohleder, ’78, 2313 Tanglewood Dr., Salem, OH 44460, is a homemaker. She has volunteered at Salem Community Hospital in the infection control department for 15 years. Susan is also serving her 15th year as treasurer of the hospital auxiliary. Her husband, Howard Rohleder, ’80, is the CEO of Salem Community Hospital. They traveled to Old Quebec for their 25th anniversary in 2005. They have been married for 28 years. They have two children.

Patty Danto Saliga, ’78, 399 Fordcroft Dr., Rochester Hills, MI 48309, is a legal compliance officer with Crestmark Bank, where she has worked for seven years. She and her husband, Ray, cruised from California to Mexico with Hogs on the High Seas in March. They are 11-year members of the Waterford chapter of the Harley Owners group. They have been married for 27 years. They enjoy spending time with their children.

Janet Wilkinson Schwartz, ’78, 4043 N. 17th St., Arlington, VA 22207, recently returned to Washington, D.C. after a four-year tour at the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador. She and her husband, Sheldon, have two sons.

Steve Spencer, ’78, 74995 Burman Rd., Richmond, MI 48062, works for Spencer Dairy Farm. His wife, Julie Johnson Spencer, ’78, is a third grade teacher. They have two children, including Michael Spencer, ’06, who is married to Janice Kronner Spencer, ’06.

Kathy Seeger Stiltner, ’78, 1461 Morgan Dr., White Lake, MI 48383, is a strategic account manager for LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson Co. She has worked for Johnson & Johnson for 18 years. Her husband, Mike Stiltner, ’77, is a controller for a company in Farmington Hills. They have two daughters.

Mark Tompkins, ’78, 284 Fourth St., Harbor Springs, MI 49740, was named superintendent for Harbor Springs Public Schools in 2008. He previously worked as principal of Wealthy Elementary School in East Grand Rapids. He survived motorcycle endorsement class with Mike Vacketta, ’79, and also completed the Reeds Lake Triathlon with Greg Glowicki, ’78, and Dave Zaitchik, ’78. His wife, Marsha Rosewarne-Tompkins, ’79, was executive director of the East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation before the family moved to Harbor Springs. They have three children.

Bobbie Houghton Van Eck, ’78, 17991 28 Mile Rd., Albion, MI 49224, is an assistant registrar at Albion College. She had the same position for nine years back in the 1980s and ’90s. She previously worked at the Albion Community Foundation. Her glass studio, High Glass, is currently represented in three Michigan art galleries. Bobbie is involved in the arts of Calhoun County and several grassroots art endeavors. She and her husband, Rick, have two children, including Eve, ’11.

Doug Van Hook, ’78, 12501 Lloydminster Dr., North Potomac, MD 20878, is an attorney. He serves as general counsel for Pleasants Development Inc. He and his wife, Andrea, have three children. He continues to stay in touch with John Abbott, ’79, Lon Blauvelt, ’77, Paul Black, ’77, Paul Davis, ’79, John Kimball, ’78, Todd Leibbrand, ’77, Mike Torakis, ’78, Joe Tepe, ’78, and Steve Wiltse, ’78.

Kurt and Barb Swancutt Wiese, both ’78, 4645 Goodison Place Dr., Oakland Township, MI 48306. Kurt is a director of manufacturing engineering. The family moved back to Michigan in 2003 after living in Toronto for over three years. They have three children, including Brittany Wiese, ’09. They visited London while their daughter was doing a semester abroad, and had Thanksgiving dinner with Barb’s Albion College roommate, Michelle Armstrong Guralnick, ’78, and her family, who live in London.

Ann White Yanick, ’78, 3254 Essex, Troy, MI 48084, is a medical social worker. She works part-time at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Her family frequently vacations in Florida. Ann and her husband, Phil, have been married for 24 years and have three children.