Class Notes & Announcements
Danny Jeftich (BA '78) is currently a full-time faculty member and a regional chair for student success at Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso, Ind. Danny is also head soccer coach at Valparaiso High School, the 2004 I.H.S.A.A State Champions. He was named state coach of the year and Midwest N.S.C.A.A. coach of the year and nominated for national coach of the year.
For the past 26 years, Danny has served as a staff coach for the Olympic Development Program. He took the 1996 boys' soccer team to the national finals in Frisco, Texas.
Danny also serves as director of coaching with the Chicago Fire Junior Program and has a U.S.S.F. National Youth Coaching license and prestigious U.S.S.F. "A" license.
Danny's wife, Christine, also graduated from USF in 1978. They have been married for 27 years and have three children: Jovan, Daniel and Nikolas.
Scott Tippin (BBA '95) and Stephanie (Ray) Tippin (BSN '00) recently moved to Phoenix, Ariz. Scott works for Molex as a district sales manager.
Jason McLain (BS '98) and wife, Hollie, are proud parents of a baby boy, Jaxon Koewler McLain, born on April 28, 2012. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Jaxon is joined by older siblings, Marlie, three and a half, and Logyn, one and a half.
Jason purchased Mountain Lake Camp, a co-ed summer camp for children ages 6 to 16, located in Fannetsberg, Penn. in March 2012. The camp specializes in YMCA-style camps and has 23 acres bordered by a 7,000-acre scenic preserve. This camp area is designed to be used as a hunting lodge during hunting season. Contact Jason at Mclaij@sidney.k12.oh.us for further details or check out the camp's website.
Jason also purchased a sports bar called Z's Food and Spirits in Piqua, Ohio.
Andie (Hines) Mobley (BA '01) is the key accounts manager for national ad sales for Northern Indiana Lakes Magazine, published by Britton Marketing. With distribution of 50,000 from Indianapolis to Chicago and southern Michigan, the company has an iPad application and website, and will premier a television show on PBS in September.
Michelle (Pray) Boroff (BSE '02, MSE '07) gave birth to Jackson Edward Boroff on March 12 at 12:26 p.m. He was 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Rachel (Stauffer) Pritz (ASN '02) is clinical coordinator for Indiana Mother's Milk Bank, a nonprofit human milk bank that supplies donated breast milk to neonatal intensive care units for sick babies. She coordinates marketing and education for hospitals, the review and approval of patient charts, and pasteurization and approval of milk.
Cecilia (Goebel) Snyder (ASN '02, MSN '12) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing, family nurse practitioner track. Cecilia is so thankful to USF for the professional and personal growth while a student here times two. She is looking forward to beginning her new career.
Deanna Mettler (BS '03) accepted a new position in December 2011 at Slingshot SEO as vice president for finance. She has been with the company for 18 months.
Jeff O'Keefe (BS '05, MS '11) currently works at Troy Risk, Inc. Jeff recently passed the exam for his Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certification.
Brooke Stauffer (BLS '05) recently was promoted to creative manager at Baldwin & Lyons in Indianapolis, Ind.
Christina (Oakey) Wilson (ASN '05, MSN '12) recently graduated from USF with a Master of Science in Nursing, family nurse practitioner track.
Emily Betts (BSN '06, MSN '12) graduated from USF with a Master of Science in Nursing, family nurse practitioner track.
Beverly (Howell) Mauger (ASN '06, MSN '12) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing, family nurse practitioner track. She currently works at Lutheran Hospital.
Leslie (Ridway) Draper (BS '07, MSN '12) recently graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing, family nurse practitioner track.
Mike McKinney (BBA '07) is currently assistant manager at BioLife Plasma Services in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Rachel Michaelis (BSE '08) is currently employed at Woodlan Jr/Sr High School as the special education teacher and is coaching the junior varsity cross-country team.
Lisa Marie (Setnicker) Piwoszkin (BS '08) will be graduating medical school from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill. in May 2012. Lisa was matched into a pediatric residency and will continue her training at Advocate Christ Medical Center/ Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill.
Keith Fearnow (BA '09) is currently employed at Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center as the guest services coordinator, utilizing his design skills and creating marketing publications for the lifestyle center.
Leslie Hamilton (BS '09) received a promotion at Republic Services (the second-largest waste company in the country) as a compliance auditor for the Internal Audit Division. She started the position in October 2011.
Dan Kimes (BBA '09) married Lauren Drabecki in September 2011.
Ben Kuzmicz (BA '09) recently transitioned into a new position as a digital sculptor for Navistar International, Inc. in Chicago, Ill.
Joe Piwoszkin (BS '09) is currently a third-year chiropractic student at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Ill.
Michael Alberico (BA '10) and Emily Ottenweller (BS '10) are engaged and will be getting married in the spring of 2013. Michael is co-owner of the Waynedale News. Emily is working on a doctorate at the University of Notre Dame.
Melissa Martin (BSN '10) is engaged to Daniel Debolt, a graduate of Ball State University. They will be getting married June 23, 2012. Melissa works for Parkview Regional Medical Center as an RN in the Heart Institute Pre-Recovery Area.
Krista Fultz (BA '11) will be working on the ministry staff at Pines Catholic Camp in Big Sandy, Texas, serving as one of eight staff members who live on the camp and run the retreats for various age groups.
Emily (Cebalt) Overmyer (BS '10) and Tyler Overmyer (BS '10) got married in May 2011 and are currently living in Ohio. They were in all the same classes together and quickly became friends during their freshman year. The friendship developed into a deeper relationship in the spring semester of their freshman year; they have been together ever since.
Amy Roberts (BS '11) is currently in graduate school at Alaska Pacific University, studying mud seals.
Annette Wellman (BA '11) is pursuing graduate studies in canon law this fall at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. She is working in the Allen County Superior Court and studying abroad with USF prior to her departure in the fall. She received scholarships from the Faculty of Canon Law at Saint Paul University and the Canon Law Society of America.
Jordan Wise (BBA '11), a former wide receiver for the USF football team, is now employed at Lincoln Financial Group as part of the leadership preparation program in Client and Administrative Services.
Aimee (Blombach) Bierbaum (MSN '12) recently graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing, family nurse practitioner track. Aimee is currently a nurse practitioner for Dr. G. Verrula at Jefferson Park Pediatrics.
Sherri (Onjack) Hernandez (MSN '12) recently graduated from USF with a Master of Science in Nursing, family nurse practitioner track.
Jennifer (McIntosh) Leblo (MSN '12) recently graduated from USF with a Master of Science in Nursing, family nurse practitioner track.
Jennifa (Johnston) Thomas (MSN '12) recently graduated from USF with a Master of Science in Nursing, family nurse practitioner track. She currently works for Franciscan Physicians Network in Michigan City, Ind. as a family nurse practitioner.
Gay (Gunderson) Watson (MSN '12) recently graduated from USF with a Master of Science in nursing, family nurse practitioner track. She currently works as a family nurse practitioner at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.
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