Class Notes & Announcements


Annette (Bracht) Mann (AS '78) received her Bachelor of Science degree in art education from Huntington University in 1983. She has three sons who all graduated from IPFW and work out of state and overseas, two in South Korea. Annette and her husband, Alan, live one block from the University of Saint Francis now, but they previously lived in Japan, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere due to their involvement with the U.S. military after college. Annette mentioned "how funny it is that she began at St. Francis College (SFC), lived all over the world, and now she is right back where she started." She remembers her summer trip to Europe with faculty from SFC like it was yesterday. Annette has very fond memories of the wonderful times spent with college friends.


Sandra Hadley (BSE '81) is currently working at the Freedom Academy in Fort Wayne, Ind. as the director of marketing.

Rhonda Rickard (BSE '85) is currently a principal at Salt River High School in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Dr. Laurie (Hess) Sperry (BS '86) is currently an associate professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


Jennifer Didrick (BS '95) is currently an environmental manager for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).

Kathleen (Sparrow) Fisher (MSE '98) was presented with the Golden Apple Award, Educator of the Year 2011-2012 by the Chamber of Commerce of Sherwood, Ore. in grateful appreciation for her outstanding leadership in the business community of Sherwood.


Vince Beasley (BSE '00, MSE '04) recently accepted a position at EMCOR Group, Inc. as a business development representative.

Michelle (Oglesby) Hutchinson (ASN '00) is currently working at Wabash-Miami HHC & Hospice as a clinical charge nurse.

Tim Jackson (BBA '00) and wife Audra welcomed Tymothy (Ty) Joseph Jackson on July 25, 2012. Ty weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 3/4" long.

Jeremy Moore (BS '00) and wife Julia welcomed Evan David on July 17, 2012. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches. He was welcomed home by siblings Lauren, Xavier and Eliana.

Amy (Boesch) Ray (MS '05) is currently working at IU Health in Indianapolis, Ind. as a physician's assistant.

Lauren (Kowalenko) Pothier (BS '09, MS '13) is a physician assistant at Indiana Radiology Partners.

Jeff Wedding (BSE '09) is a schoolteacher at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis, Ind.


Jean (Marqueling) Longsworth (AS '10, BLS '12) and Adam Longsworth (BLS '08) were married on October 22, 2011. They currently reside in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Derrick Shreck (BBA '10) is the graduate retention program manager for the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.

Jessica Tyrell (MS '11) is currently working as a physician assistant at Spectrum Health in Mich.

Erin Kingsbury (MS '13) recently accepted a position at EMI - Emergency Medicine of Indiana in Fort Wayne as a physician assistant.

Lisa Tubbs (MS '13) is working at Emergency Service, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio as a physician assistant.

Ryan Weiss (MS '13) is working at Professional Emerging Physicians as a physician assistant.

Rachel Yanikov (MS '13) recently moved to Ohio to work as a physician assistant at Premier Physician Services.

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