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Winter, 2006
 

Going Places


News from University of Phoenix Students & Alumni

AA

Senior Chief Petty Officer Godofredo L. Agustin, 2002 AANF graduate, has recently re-enlisted for four years while serving at Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Yokosuka, Japan.

Chief Petty Officer Michael Cahill, 2001 AANF graduate, has recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy in Petaluma, Calif.

Chief Petty Officer Jeff James, 2001 AANF graduate, has achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer after completing the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Petaluma, Calif.

Lori Mrusek, 2004 AAGS graduate, has been hired as Fitness Director for Colleton River Plantation Club on Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, S.C.

Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey S. Newell, 2003 AANF graduate, completed an anti-submarine warfare exercise off the coast of Hawaii during a scheduled deployment while assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin, homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Petty Officer First Class Lake E. Ormsbee, 2004 AAGS graduate, participated in exercises Talisman Saber 2005, the third annual Orange Crush and Joint Air and Sea Exercise 2005. Ormsbee is assigned to the USS Kitty Hawk.

BSB

Anita V. Azevedo, 2003 BSB/A graduate, has been promoted to Supervisor of Imports Department at E & J Gallo Winery in Modesto, Calif.

Lisamarie Babik, 2003 BSB/A graduate, has been named Evangelist in Residence at Menlo Innovations LLC in Ann Arbor, Mich. Babik has also been selected to present her white paper at the 2005 Project Management Institute Global Congress in Panama City, Panama.

Robert Bertino, 2005 BSB/M graduate, has recently accepted a Global Inside Sales position with Symantec Corporation.

Bill Brightman, 2003 BSB/A graduate, has advanced to SQL Database Administrator for First National Bank of Arizona in Tempe, Ariz.

Jeanne Carney, 2004 BSB/A graduate, has relocated to Hawaii and launched several new businesses.

Vince Clements, 2004 BSB/M graduate, has been promoted to U.S. National Service and Support Manager for Philips Medical Systems Cardiac Resuscitation Solutions in Chula Vista, Calif.

John Colclasure, 2004 BSB/A graduate, has advanced to Statewide Intelligence Analyst at the Arizona Department of Corrections in Phoenix, Ariz.

Lois Scena Copeland, 2002 BSB/M graduate, is now serving as Safety Manager with the U.S. Postal Service in Michigan.

Rene Crow, 2005 BSB/A graduate, has recently accepted the position of System Analyst with Children’s Hospital and Health System in Milwaukee, Wis.

Andie Dang, 2005 BSB/M graduate, has advanced to Project Accounting Manager at Epicor Software Corporation in Irvine, Calif.

Elvyn V. Davidson II, 2004 BSB/EB graduate, has become the first University of Phoenix alumnus to complete the intake process and be inducted into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Leann DeBord, 2003 BSB/A graduate, has been named eMarketing Programs Manager at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tenn.

Carolyn Dillon, 2004 BSB/M graduate, has accepted the position of Program Coordinator for Enlightenment Adult Day Programs in Los Angeles, Calif.

Mark Easley, 2003 BSB/M graduate, has advanced to the National Manager of Value Added Services at Anixter, Inc. in Reno, Nev.

Robin Eletto, 1998 BSB/A graduate, has been appointed Vice President, Global Human Resources at Disney Publishing Worldwide in New York, N.Y.

Maelani Topasna Ellison, 2003 BSB/A graduate, has been named Staff Auditor at Westamerica Bank in Fairfield, Calif.

Kathy English, 2001 BSB/M graduate, has been hired as Director of Student Enrollment on the university level in Fremont, Calif.

Anthony J. Falvo, 2003 BSB/MKT and BSCJA graduate, was recently commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve while assigned to the United States Joint Forces Command’s Joint Public Affairs Support Element in Suffolk, Va.

Army Reserve Sgt. Maj. Kristal J. Florquist, 1999 BSB/M graduate, has begun training at Fort Polk in Leesville, La., in preparation for deployment to support the missions of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Alexius Galloway, 2005 BSB/M graduate, has been promoted to the position of Buyer at the accounting firm of Grant Thornton, LLP, in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Nora Garcia-Morman, 2004 BSB/ACC graduate of El Paso, Texas, was recently named Volunteer of the Week. Garcia- Morman coaches the fourth-grade basketball team at Loma Terrace Elementary and helps with the Junior Achievement program. She is also currently working on her Master of Arts in Education.

Joseph Gilkerson, 2001 BSB/M graduate, has been hired as Director of Human Resources of Lewis Paper International, Inc. in Wheeling, Ill.

Kenneth Gilmore, 2005 BSB/M graduate, was accepted to the Southern New England School of Law in Massachusetts.

Elissa Gomez, 2002 BSB/A graduate, has accepted a faculty position at the university level and has recently launched a life coaching company in Albuquerque, N.M.

Mike Greenlay, 2003 BSB/EB graduate, has re-signed for his fourth year as Television Analyst for the NHL Minnesota Wild hockey team.

Paul Grigg, 2005 BSB/A graduate, has recently obtained Certified Purchasing Manager designation from the Institute of Supply Management.

Shelly Hicks, 2004 BSB/M graduate, was named the 2005 Adult Learner of the Year by the College Credit Recommendation Service of the American Council on Education.

Cindy Hill, 2004 BSB/M graduate, is now licensed by the Ohio-based Educational Kinesiology Foundation as a Brain Gym Consultant and Instructor. Hill is also the Professional CEU Coordinator for the Foundation.

Cassandra S. Hoshor, 2003 BSB/ACC graduate, has joined Frank X. Spencer & Associates, Inc. in El Paso, Texas, as Account-Controller.

Jeff Huelbig, 2004 BSB/M graduate, has recently accepted the position of Controller with CoMotiv Systems, Inc. in Portland, Ore.

Catherine Huhn, 2005 BSB/M/MKT graduate, has been promoted to District Sales Manager for the Valley Yellow Pages in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Jennifer Lear, 2004 BSB/A graduate, has accepted the position of Administrative Assistant with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in San Diego, Calif.

Carolyn Lovell, 2005 BSB/M graduate, has advanced to Membership Services Manager at The University Club of Washington, D.C.

Don McDonald, 2001 BSB/MKT graduate, is marking his fifth year as an Instructor at the high school level and is teaching business technology at Globe High School in Globe, Ariz.

Scott Males, 2001 BSB/A graduate, currently teaching business and computer technology at Yosemite High School in Oakhurst, Calif., will serve as girls’ Head Soccer Coach and Adviser for Future Business Leaders of America.

Kevin Malone, 1998 BSB/M graduate, has advanced to General Manager of the Antelope Valley Mall in Antelope Valley, Utah.

Valerie Manning, 1986 BSB/A graduate, has announced she is retiring after serving 11 years as President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

Michael Meehan, 2001 BSB/M graduate, has advanced to Service Manager for Anderson Air Conditioning in Santa Fe, N.M.

Nikki Lopez Mendez, 2004 BSB/ACC graduate, has recently accepted the position of Inventory/Cost Analyst for Cost Plus, Inc. World Headquarters in Oakland, Calif.

Scott Milliet, 2003 BSB/M graduate, recently received his commission as a Naval Officer after completing Officer Candidate School at Navy Recruiting District, New Orleans, La.

Della Mitchel, 1999 BSB/M graduate, has been named Softball Coach at McCook Community College in McCook, Neb.

David Mobley, 2005 BSB/M graduate, was recently promoted to Director of Sales for the Western U.S. Division of Orgill, Inc. in Memphis, Tenn.

Christina Moren, 2005 BSB/MKT graduate, launched a new business in Highland Village, Texas, that markets and administers individual and small business dental and ancillary health benefit plans.

Chris Ollendorf, 2004 BSB/EB gradu- ate, has been promoted to Coordinator of Training for the Front Desk at Walt Disney World’s Beach Club and Yacht Club resorts in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Sarah Otto, 2005 BSB/MKT graduate, has launched a new maternity and breastfeeding supply store in Glens Falls, N.Y.

Lynn Payne, 2005 BSB/M graduate, is currently Operations Compliance Analyst with Glatfelter Insurance Group in York, Pa.

Timothy J. Peters, 2005 BSB/A graduate, recently accepted a position with the City of West Jordan, Utah, as Public Services Manager, supervising the Facilities, Parks and Streets divisions.

Jeanie Piep, 1998 BSB/A graduate, was elected to the United Way Dixie Board in St. George, Utah.

Lorona (Roni) Pigeon, 1998 BSBA graduate, has been promoted to Manager of the newly formed Business Information Technologies and Services Division at Kyocera America, Inc. in San Diego, Calif.

Sarai S. Pina, 2005 BSB/M graduate, is currently Store Manager at Target in San Antonio, Texas.

Karen Plendl, 2003 BSB/M gradate, has advanced to Human Resources Manager at STS Consultants, Ltd. in Vernon Hills, Ill.

Karen Preston, 1996 BSB/A graduate, has written a new book. Preston resides in Vail, Ariz.

Rory Prue, 2005 BSB/M graduate, has accepted the job of Emergency Medical Services Director on the college level in Galveston, Texas.

Patty Schumacher, 1998 BSB/ACC graduate, has been named Woman of the Year by Impact for Enterprising Women, the local affiliate of the National Association for Female Executives. Schumacher works as CPA and Senior Accountant at Abalos & Associates, P.C. in Phoenix, Ariz.

Barbara Senefeld, 2003 BSB/ACC graduate, has accepted the position of Controller for Century 21 Scheetz Co, Inc. in Carmel, Ind.

Stacie Lynne Short, 2005 BSB/MKT graduate, has been hired by GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. in Novato, Calif., as Marketing Communications Manager.

April Solomon, 2005 BSB/MKT graduate, has been named Senior Designer at Lamoureux Associates Inc. in Houston, Texas.

Fabian F. Torres, 2004 BSB/M graduate, has advanced to Senior Project Analyst within the Implementations Department at Regulus LLC in Napa, Calif.

Victor H. Valenzuela, 1999 BSB/M graduate, is currently a Police Officer with the Eloy Police Department in Arizona.

Loan Vu, 2004 BSB/ACC graduate, has recently purchased the Acacia Salon in Phoenix, Ariz.

John Wagner, 2004 BSB/MKT graduate, has accepted a position as Western Regional Manager for AlEn USA in California.

Sharon Warrington, 2003 BSB/M graduate, has recently been promoted to Senior National Account Coordinator in the National Account Operations Division of IKON Office Solutions in Malvern, Pa.

Brett Weiss, 1999 BSB/A graduate, is currently CEO at Notch Novelty Company in Redlands, Calif.

Beverly Welch, 2001 BSB/M graduate, recently launched a new book about the trials and tests that come into our lives. Welch resides in Detroit, Mich.

Craig Woolcott, 2004 BSB/M graduate, has recently accepted a promotion to the position of Director-Employee Relations & Compliance with Quanex Corporation in Houston, Texas.

Scott Williams, 2004 BSB/PM graduate, is Creator/Co-Executive Producer of the television documentary/reality series called Ice Dreams, airing on The Learning Channel. Williams also served as the Producer of the Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular on NBC.

BAM

Rev. Anthony Guillen, 1995 BAM graduate, has been appointed Latino/Hispanic Missioner on the National Church Staff at the Episcopal Church Center in New York, N.Y.

Johannes Worsoe, 1994 BAM graduate, has been promoted to Executive Vice President for Union Bank of California, N.A. in Los Angeles, Calif.

BSHS

Loretta Worthington, 2004 BSHS graduate, was among 10 substance abuse professionals from across the U.S. to complete a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Developing Leadership in Reducing Substance Abuse fellowship.

BSIT

Barry Caudill, 2003 BSIT/POS graduate, has been promoted to Senior Producer at Firaxis Games in Hunt Valley, Md.

Giot Concepcion, 2005 BSIT graduate, has accepted the position of IT Project Manager and Database Consultant at Super Geeks in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Phil Foley, 2005 BSIT graduate, has retired from the Marine Corps and moved into the network security field at Cybertrust in Herndon, Va.

Garry Hickerson, 2005 BSIT graduate, has been promoted to Senior Account Manager at CDW-G, Inc. in Vernon Hills, Ill.

Ollie Lejarde, 2005 BSIT graduate, has accepted the position of CADD/Designer Coordinator with Federal Realty Investment Trust in Rockville, Md.

Gil Moreno Jr., 2004 BSIT graduate, has been named Director of Sales Operations with Marriott International in Omaha, Neb.

Dale North, 2004 BSIT graduate, has retired from active duty in the U.S. Air Force and joined National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency as Deputy Chief, Mission Assurance.

Alex Sheppard, 2004 BSIT graduate, has advanced to Business Analyst at Water Pik Technologies in Fort Collins, Colo.

Stan Shuck, 2004 BSIT graduate, has recently accepted the position of Senior Avaya Systems Engineer with Ball Corporation in Westminster, Colo.

Marshall Tillett, 2005 BSIT graduate, has advanced to Programmer Analyst at GMAC Insurance in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Anthony Yaneza, 2005 BSIT graduate, was named to the position of Data Technician for Homestore, Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif.

BSM

Sonia Ramirez, 2005 BSM graduate, has been hired as Resident Sales Associate at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dixon, Calif.

Leeanna Raw, 2004 BSM graduate, has been named Fire Chief of Seminole County in Orlando, Fla.

Larry Robinson, 2004 BSM graduate, has accepted the position of Information Management Officer for the Department of Defense, Military Postal Agency in Alexandria, Va.

BSBIS

Jesus Luis Chavez, 1999 BSBIS graduate, has been promoted to the position of Assistant Port Director for the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in New Mexico.

Inna Dubinskaya, 2002 BSBIS graduate, has advanced to IT Project Manager with Cisco Systems in San Jose, Calif.

Nivia Gonzales Schnieper, 2001 BSBIS graduate, has been named Manager of Business Bank of Nevada’s Loan Production Office in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Natividad Carla Grajeda-Weber, 2005 BSBIS graduate, has joined the staff of Dolphin Real Estate in Newport, Ore.

David Matheu, 2001 BSBIS graduate, has accepted the position of Senior Consultant in the Public Sector practice of Headstrong, A Global Consultancy, headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area.

Raul Mavis, 2005 BSBIS graduate, has been hired as IT Director for Santa Cruz County, Ariz. Mavis is currently pursuing his MBA.

Michael Rasmussen, 1999 BSBIS graduate, is Principal Analyst at Forrester Research in Cambridge, Mass.

Lee Reedy, 1998 BSBIS graduate, recently retired from the U.S. Air Force after 26 years of service and is currently a Satellite System Engineer on the Space Tracking and Surveillance System at Northrop Grumman Space Technology in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Joseph Scott Shelton, 2000 BSBIS graduate, has been named Vice President in Customer Service and Support Operations at Bank of America in Phoenix, Ariz.

BSCJA

Michael Villareal, 2005 BSCJA graduate, is currently a Police Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.

BSN

Sandra Bordelon, 2004 BSN graduate, has been elected to the Board of the Greater Houston Society of Gastroenterology Nurses as the Director of Education for 2005–2006.

Susie Carswell, 2005 BSN graduate, has advanced to Education Coordinator at Fresenius Medical Care in Mobile, Ala.

Jackie Haas, 2005 BSN graduate, has recently been promoted to Branch Infusion Manager at Apria Healthcare in Minnetonka, Minn.

Jorge Trujillo, 2004 BSN graduate, has advanced to Mental Health Counselor for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health in Los Angeles, Calif.

Clement A. Wilson, 2003 BSN graduate, has been accepted into the Birmingham School of Law.

MAED

Theresa Bauman, 2005 MAED/AEDL graduate, has been hired as Language Arts Teacher at Gateway Charter High in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Tammara Bowers, 2004 MAED/TED-E graduate, is teaching kindergarten at an Elysian Fields school in Texas.

Bill Branca, 2002 MAED/ADM graduate, has joined Dublin High School in Dublin, Calif., as Assistant Principal.

Cindy Byfield, 2005 MAED/AEDL graduate, has been promoted to Director of Education for the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women (NAPMW) in Edmonds, Wash.

Timothy Shawn Davis, 2004 MAED/AEDL graduate, has been named Associate Academic Dean in a for-profit post-secondary allied-health school.

Dawn Edwards, 2005 MAED/TED-S graduate, is currently teaching art in the Lake Havasu City School System in Lake Havasu, Ariz.

Craig Gilbert, 2000 MAED/ADM graduate, has been named the first Principal of the new Payne Junior High School in Gilbert, Ariz.

Audra Gutierrez, 2005 MAED/TED-E graduate, has joined Globe High School as a math Lab and AIMS Prep Teacher in Globe, Ariz.

Wm. Michael Hasch, 2003 MAED/TED-S graduate, recently accepted a new position as Assistant Athletic Director and was promoted to Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, Ind.

Janice Herchmer, 2005 MAED/AEDL graduate, has advanced to Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs on the college level in Buffalo, N.Y.

Dr. Daniel Keller, 2005 MAED/TED-E graduate, has been hired as Middle School Teacher at a large private academy. Keller was also appointed Director of the Lay Ministers Training Center and acts as Senior Program Coordinator for A to Z In-Home Tutoring.

Jennifer Lenzi, 2005 MAED/TED-S graduate, will be teaching fifth- through sixth-grade science at Desert Middle School in Globe, Ariz.

Katie McCrea, 2003 MAED/TED-E graduate, has joined Toltec Middle School in Casa Grande, Ariz., as fourth- through eighth-grade Related Arts Teacher for Life Skills and AIMS Prep.

Kevin Packard, 2005 MAED/TED-E graduate, is the sixth-grade Social Studies and Science Teacher at Jasper County Middle School in Monticello, Ga.

Susan Rutherford, 2005 MAED/TED-E graduate, was one of 52 Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers chosen to attend a National Training hosted by Columbia Business School.

Robert Wagner, 2000 MAED/ADM graduate, has joined the coaching staff of the Arizona State University Softball Team in Tempe, Ariz.

MAOM

Steven M. Acuna, 1997 MAOM graduate, was recently named Vice President at Washington Mutual Headquarters in Seattle, Wash.

Alicia Howell Banks, 2004 MAOM graduate, has been hired at Affiliated Computer Systems as Workshop Facilitator with Workforce Alliance in Boynton Beach, Fla.

William Barry, 2005 MAOM graduate, has accepted the position of Security Services Manager at Securiguard, Inc. in McLean, Va.

Gonzalo Cordova, 2004 MAOM graduate, has been appointed Protective Security Advisor for the Department of Homeland Security’s Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate in Las Vegas, Nev.

Eddie Dominguez, 1999 MAOM graduate, has been accepted into the Joint Doctoral Program in Education Leadership.

Rika Felonia, 2004 MAOM graduate, has accepted a position as Nursing Education Senior Specialist for the Progressive Care Unit at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, Calif.

Elizabeth A. Ford, 2004 MAOM graduate, has been promoted to Program Area Director of Leadership Development for ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families in Washington, D.C.

Lt. Col. Claudia M. Foss was awarded the Bronze Star medal for participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom while serving at an overseas forward-deployed location in the U.S. Air Force.

Robyn Gelman, 2004 MAOM graduate, has advanced to Director of Operations for Infinite Payroll Solutions, Inc. in Greenwich, Conn.

Mike Halle, 1997 MAOM graduate, has joined eHealthPartners, Inc.’s Executive Team as Vice President of Consulting Services in Atlanta, Ga.

Linda M. Hicks, 2003 MAOM graduate, has joined Durham’s Partnership for Children as More At Four Coordinator in Durham, N.C.

Wayne Lawson, 2004 MAOM graduate, has accepted a position at Langston University in Oklahoma City in the Small Business Development Department. Lawson is also pursing his doctorate degree.

Pat Medina, 2001 MAOM graduate, Police Chief in Coalinga, Calif., is currently serving as Public Safety Officer.

Gary Morris, 1994 MAOM graduate, is currently Fire Chief for Rural-Metro Fire Department, Maricopa and Pinal County Operations in Arizona.

Stephen Pratt, 2003 MAOM graduate, has been named Vice President of Carrier Relations, Quality, and Technical Claims at Crawford & Company Risk Management Services in Atlanta, Ga.

Jennifer Russ, 2005 MAOM graduate, has accepted the position of Manager of Special Events for Shands HealthCare in Florida.

Howard Schmidt, 1998 MAOM graduate, has joined Electronic Lifestyle Integration, Inc. of Mount Laurel, N.J., as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Patti Shatto-Young, 2005 MAOM graduate, has launched a new venture providing alternative education for at-risk middle school and high school students of York County, Pa.

Lt. Col. Steve C. Shepard, 1997 MAOM graduate, has relinquished command of the 66th Rescue Squadron Air Force Special Operations command at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev. Shepard’s next assignment will be in the Washington, D.C., area as a National Defense Fellow.

Leslee Small, 2002 MAOM graduate, has joined the Pardes Jewish Day School in Scottsdale, Ariz., teaching fifth grade.

Eric Sorenson, 2004 MAOM graduate, has been promoted to Major in the U.S. Army and will become the Executive Officer for the Nashville Recruiting Battalion.

Paula Townsend, 2003 MAOM graduate, has been hired as the Project Extended Day Coordinator in Peru, Ind.

Marjorie Trader, 2005 MAOM graduate, has advanced to Chief Warrant Officer 5 in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Scott Wiese, 1998 MAOM graduate, has been named Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Alphatec Spine, Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif.

MBA

Arlene P. Alano-Ramiscal, 2005 MBA graduate, has recently accepted the position of Director of Financial Aid at the college level in Honolulu, Hawaii. Alano- Ramiscal also holds a BSB/IS degree earned in 2002.

Kathleen Astroth, 1993 MBA graduate, has joined the administrative staff at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP in Philadelphia, Pa., as Director of Human Resources.

Michael “Shane” Bailey, 2005 MBA/HCM graduate, has advanced to Security Coordinator for the WellFlorida Council in Gainesville, Fla.

Mark Barra, 2005 MBA graduate, has recently launched an international financial consulting business in Sandy Hook, Conn.

Ryan Bedoe, 2004 MBA graduate, returned to his hometown of Big Bear Lake, Calif., to assume responsibilities for the family business, All Protection Alarm.

Melissa Bojorquez, 2001 MBA/HCM graduate, has become Hawaii Chapter President of the Case Managers Society of America.

Dale Bolger, 2003 MBA/GM graduate, has been named Vice President of Information Services for Oki Data Americas in Mount Laurel, N.J.

Electra Brown, 2004 MBA/TM graduate, has been recognized as a Technology All-Star and was honored at the 10th Annual 2005 National Women of Color Technology Conference in Atlanta, Ga.

Christian Buckley, 1999 MBA/TM graduate, has joined XanGo in Lehi, Utah, as Director of New Technologies.

John David Burkholder, 2005 MBA/MKT graduate, has been promoted to Senior Regional Manager for the K-LOVE and Air 1 radio networks in Omaha, Neb.

James Castillo, 2002 MBA/TM graduate, has been named Interim President of the Los Angeles Urban League.

Thomas B. Cavanagh, 2000 MBA/TM graduate, currently of Orlando, Fla., and Program Manager of a Web-based training portal for the Florida Space Research Institute at the Kennedy Space Center, has written his first novel.

C. Obi Chidebelu-Eze, 2004 MBA/MKT graduate, has recently published and released his first children’s book. Chidebelu-Eze was also promoted to Scientist II with Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Roswell, Ga.

Cathryn L. Craig, 2005 MBA/ACC graduate, has joined Quality Bioresources, Inc. in Seguin, Texas, as Controller.

Hank Cominiello, 1998 MBA graduate, has been named President of the Eastern Division of Safeway. Cominiello will oversee the operation of Safeway and Genuardi’s stores in six states.

Duane Davis, 2005 MBA graduate, has been promoted to Master Sergeant. Davis is assigned to the 94th Combat Support Hospital as Manager of the Training and Operations section.

Bill Durney, 2004 MBA/HCM graduate, has accepted a new position as Practice Administrator for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif.

Armando A. Estrada, 2004 MBA/HRM graduate, has been hired as Corporate Director of Safety and Health/Loss Prevention for Employers Insurance Group in Glendale, Calif.

Matthew Fowler, 2005 MBA/ACC graduate has advanced to Controller at J.D. Carton & Sons, an agent for Allied Van Lines in Parsippany, N.J. Fowler also holds a BSB/MKT degree earned in 2003.

Angela Fyfe, 1999 MBA graduate, has been promoted to Vice President, Health Improvement Services Operations with LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, Inc.

Susie Geiger, 2002 MBA graduate, is currently the Public Affairs Manager for Occidental Petroleum in Elk Hills, Calif., and 2005–2006 President of the Rotary Club of Taft.

Glenda Gill, 2004 MBA graduate, was promoted to the rank of Major in the U.S. Army.

Shenell Gilliam-Rodgers, 2004 MBA graduate, has been hired as Reimbursement Specialist at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Steve Goranson, 2005 MBA graduate, has opened a local office of Action International Business Coaching in Jacksonville, Fla.

Seleeda Grantum, 2004 MBA graduate, has been promoted to Chair, General Education Studies at a technical institute in Richmond, Va.

Greg Gudorf, 2002 MBA/GM graduate, has been named President and COO at Digeo, Inc. in Kirkland, Wash.

August Hauschild, 2004 MBA graduate, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of the Bernstein Private Client Unit of Alliance Capital in the Private Client New Accounts Compliance Department in New York, N.Y.

Michael Hodin, 2005 MBA graduate, has accepted a position as Corporate Manager of VIP Technologies, Harrah’s Entertainment-Loyalty Marketing.

Lani Horowitz, 2002 MBA graduate, has completed two years of service as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine.

Gary Hudson, 1992 MBA graduate, is carrying on his family tradition of farming in Hindsboro, Ill. Hudson is the third generation on the family’s Centennial Farm, a grain and livestock operation.

Victoria Jacobs, 2004 MBA/GM graduate, has been promoted to Director, New Product Development for AccuStandard, where she oversees the Technical Service, Advertising and Marketing departments for both domestic and international business.

John Johnson, 1997 MBA/TM graduate, has joined McShane Construction Corp. in Phoenix, Ariz., as Project Manager.

Chris Joiner, 2005 MBA/GM graduate, has advanced to the position of Senior Consultant in the Revenue Cycle Sales Group for the Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Mo.

Victoria Kidd, 2004 MBA graduate, has accepted the position of Contracts Manager for Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Samuel Kyker, 2005 MBA/MKT graduate, has been hired as a Senior Buyer for Steak n Shake Corporate Offices in Indianapolis, Ind.

Jonathan Kovach, 2004 MBA graduate, has joined Viasys Pulmonetic Systems, Inc., located in Plymouth, Minn., as Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs.

Brett Lane, 2004 MBA/MKT graduate, has become a team member at eMergent Marketing, a Cleveland-based search engine optimization and conversion company.

James Laughridge, 2000 MBA/GM graduate, retired in June 2005 as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army after more than 20 years of service. Laughridge is currently Senior National Security Policy Analyst for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in Washington, D.C.

Michelle Laferriere, 2005 MBA/GM graduate, has launched a new online specialty food product company in Bethel, Vt.

Jamie Lindo, 2005 MBA/ACC graduate, has been promoted to Assistant Accounting Manager for Kwal Howells Incorporated in Denver, Colo.

Kristen Lowers, 2004 MBA/TM graduate, has advanced to Product Service Manager in the citrus division of Danisco in Lakeland, Fla.

Lyzona Marshall, 2003 MBA graduate, has accepted the position of Manager for the National Education Center for Women in Business (NECWB) in Pittsburgh, Pa.

William Moran, 2005 MBA/GM graduate, was recently hired by Brass LNG Limited as the IT Operations Supervisor.

Bradley Morris, 1995 MBA graduate, has been named Vice President of Logistics at NuSkin in Provo, Utah. Morris also holds a BSBA earned in 1992.

Robert Mudd, 2005 MBA graduate, is the new General Manager at Ute Mountain Casino Hotel Resort in Towaoc, Colo.

George Murray, 2000 MBA graduate, has recently accepted the position of Plant Manager at Electrochem in Canton, Mass.

Jim Nickerson, 1997 MBA graduate, has been appointed President and CEO at Clandan Corporation in Del Mar, Calif.

Mike Oboczky, 2005 MBA graduate, has been promoted to Director of Global Service Planning for Hitachi Data Systems in San Diego, Calif.

Marsha Gardner Oliver, 2001 MBA graduate and General Director of Communications for Duval County Public Schools, appears twice monthly on “The Buzz” on WJXT’s Morning Show in Jacksonville, Fla.

Christopher Owens, 1997 MBA graduate, has been named Vice President Worldwide Marketing at MicroVention, Inc. in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

David Potter, 2004 MBA/HCM graduate, has accepted a position as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo.

Elaine Revilla, 2004 MBA/GM graduate, has advanced to Office Manager at American Healthways-Hawaii Care Enhancement Center.

Andre Wendell Rho Dess, 2005 MBA/GM graduate, has accepted the position of Senior Buyer at Danaher Sensors and Controls in Lancaster, S.C.

Paul Ritzdorf, 1997 MBA graduate, has joined PRB Gas Transportation, Inc. in Denver, Colo., as Director of Business Development.

Joseph Michael Shin, 2004 MBA graduate, has advanced to Senior Financial Analyst with Covenant Health System in Lubbock, Texas.

Jim Shubnell, 2004 MBA/HCM graduate, has accepted the position of Senior Occupational Health Nurse at GlaxoSmithKline-Consumer Healthcare.

Joseph Smalz, 2003 MBA/GM graduate, has been promoted to Service Coordinator at Progress Energy in Buena Vista, Fla.

Shirley Soden, 2005 MBA/HCM graduate, has been hired by St. Luke’s Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz., as Director/Telemetry.

Linda Suszczynski, 2005 MBA graduate, has accepted the position of Manager, Internal Audit, Cablevision Systems Corporation in Bethpage, N.Y.

Dale Swanson, 2005 MBA/TM graduate, has been named CEO of Global Parcel Services LLC and LowerMyShippingCosts.com in Phoenix, Ariz.

Debra Tamayo, 2004 MBA/TM graduate, is a Procurement Technician at Defense Contract Management Agency in Phoenix, Ariz.

Tyler Werneke, 2005 MBA/GM graduate, has accepted a promotion to Liaison Purchasing Manager for Peterbilt Motors Company in Denton, Texas.

Allen Williams, 2004 MBA graduate, has advanced to Sales Manager for the North America County Tubular Goods division of V & M Tubes in Houston, Texas.

Mitch Williams, 1994 MBA graduate, has been appointed Vice President of Sales at Pacific Edge Software in Bellevue, Wash.

MAM

John Cerilli, 1989 MAM/HROB graduate, has been appointed Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for AXT, Inc. in Fremont, Calif.

MC

Jim Passamonte, 2005 MC graduate, responded to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) alert for Mental Health Counselors in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. His assignment was from Sept. 18, 2005 to Oct. 3, 2005.

Tony Slaton, 2004 MC/MFCC graduate, has been named Executive Director at the Boys and Girls Club of Merced County. Slaton manages the club at McCombs Youth Center in Merced and also the satellite clubs in Winton and Atwater.

MSCIS

Donald Banning, 2004 MSCIS graduate, has been hired as Chief Information Officer for the Indianapolis-Marion County Information Services Agency.

Leah Brown, 2004 MSCIS graduate, was recently promoted to Acquisition Manager for Tybrin Corporation at Edwards AFB, Calif.

James Cook, 2003 MSCIS graduate, has advanced to President of Advanced Data Services, Inc. in Shreveport, La.

Misty (Beelman) Dion, 2001 MSCIS graduate, is currently Database Manager for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Oakbrook, Ill.

Alexander Enverga, 2005 MSCIS graduate, has accepted a position as a College Super Tutor. Enverga is also employed as an Assistant Chief Operating Engineer with the City of Chicago’s Department of Water Management.

John Heck, 2003 MSCIS graduate, has advanced to Facilities and Office Manager for Jawood Management Associates in Troy, Mich.

Mark A. Jones, 2000 MSCIS graduate, has launched a new business in Charlotte, N.C., that creates Web-related software and Flash templates.

Shirley Sartin, 2005 MSCIS graduate, has received the Project Management Professional Certification.

Essien J. Ukoidemabia, 2003 MSCIS graduate, has been appointed Director of the State of Alaska Health Insurance Assistance Program in Anchorage, Alaska.

Steve Vodhanel, 2004 MSCIS graduate, has accepted the position of Education Support Specialist on the university level in California. Vodhanel will completely support IT technology for a new School of Pharmacy.

MSN

Mary Bjorklund, 2004 MSN graduate, has been named Associate Professor of Nursing at the college level in Houston, Texas.

Rhonda Brogdon, 2004 MSN graduate, has been appointed Instructor of Nursing-Medical/Surgical at the university level in Florence, S.C.

Yolanda A. Carbonetta, 2004 MSN graduate, has accepted the position of Clinical Educator, Director of Staff Development of the Transitional Care & Sub Acute units of San Gabriel Valley Medical Center in San Gabriel, Calif.

Lynette Cook, 2005 MSN graduate, has advanced to Lead Nurse at Phoenix Elementary School District #1.

Lisa Courcy, 2005 MSN graduate, has been named Assistant Professor, teaching maternal-newborn and community health on the college level.

Stephanie Foster, 2003 MSN graduate, has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer at Longview Regional Medical Center in Longview, Texas.

Kimberly Isler, 2002 MSN graduate, has joined Mount Clemens General Hospital, Detroit, Mich., as Clinical Nurse Specialist in Oncology.

Debbie Pierce, 2004 MSN graduate, has advanced to Emergency Department Manager at Battle Creek Health System in Battle Creek, Mich.

Cheryl Seelig, 2005 MSN graduate, is currently Emergency and Ambulance Manager at New London Family Medical Center in New London, Wis.

Peter Shute, 2005 MSN graduate, has been named Site Director for the Bartow and Lakeland offices of Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland, Fla.

Shakana Simmons, 2004 MSN graduate, has advanced to Assistant Nurse Manager for the Obstetrics Department at Florida Hospital Altamonte in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Stella Wischmeyer, 2005 MSN graduate, is a Nursing Instructor on the college level in Allentown, Pa.

DM

Dr. Sally Baynton, 2005 DM graduate, was recently selected by San Antonio College to receive the prestigious “Teacher of Excellence” award bestowed by the College on behalf of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.

Dr. Cynthia Grey, 2005 DM graduate, is currently Hospital Administrator for Germantown Parkway Animal Hospital in Cordova, Tenn.

Dr. Alice Bowman Hudson, 2004 DM graduate, is currently an Education Consultant and Lecturer emphasizing a holistic perspective on community and education partnership programs.

Dr. David Sohn, 2005 DM graduate, founded OmniBio Secure, Inc., which specializes in research and development for providing secure access control based on state-of-the-art, multimodal biometric technologies, including facial recognition, fingerprint identification and smart cards.

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