Classes ending in 0 and 5 will celebrate milestone reunions this summer.
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Last year we broke our all-time attendance record with over 900 Alumni Weekend participants. With your help, we can break that record again!
Ned Bamberger ’81 says, “To all the folks he knows and loves from all the good old days – see you at #35!”
Julie Barnes ’85, M.Ed., L.S.W., executive director of Stark County Job and Family Services (SCJFS) was officially named the next executive director of Summit County Children Services (SCCS) at a special board of trustees meeting on November 14, 2013. The SCCS board of trustees’ search committee had recommended Barnes as its top finalist for the position in mid-October after a nationwide search that lasted several months. She officially began her new duties on December 23, 2013.
Karen Donley-Hayes ’86 had a good publishing year. Her essays and short stories appeared in Blue Lyra Review; The Quotable; the anthology “The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home”; The Healing Muse, annual journal of literary and visual art published by SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Center for Bioethics & Humanities; Pulse – Voices from the Heart of Medicine; and the Saturday Evening Post web. Blue Lyra Review and The Quotable nominated her essays, “Hens on a Porch,” and “Under Cover,” respectively, for a Pushcart Prize in nonfiction.
Mike Kohl ’86 has taken on a new role as advertising representative for Record Publishing Co. He will primarily focus on the Aurora area. Having worked primarily in the insurance industry for 20 years, Kohl is excited about the change – and working with a paper that has such and impact on so many people and places in the area.
Todd McKenney ’86 topped recommendations the Summit County Republican Party’s executive committee made to Gov. John Kasich for the Barberton Municipal Court judicial. McKenney is an attorney with the firm of Leiby, Hanna, Rasnick, Towne, Evanchan, Palmisano & Hobson. He has been a Summit County Probate Court judge, a representative from the former 43rd Ohio House district (now the 36th) and a New Franklin councilman. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Ann Myers-Abraham, Ph.D. ’88 received a Kent State University Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award – presented to those who demonstrate extraordinary teaching in the classroom and a commitment to having a significantly positive impact on the lives of students. The university employs over 1,500 full- and part-time faculty and only three individuals are selected from among full-time, tenure-track faculty across all eight campuses in the K.S.U. system. Ann is a chemistry faculty member at Kent State University-Ashtabula.