Dr. Ronald Hestand ’71 has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University, a Master Of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, an Ed.D in Counseling Psychology. He received ordination as a Religious Science Practitioner and as a Religious Science Minister. He taught psychology, sociology, and related subjects at South Florida Community College and was awarded Outstanding Instructor, and spent nearly 40 years as a forensic and prison psychologist. He received a Who’s Who’s Outstanding Life Time Achievement Award.
Dr. Hestand founded the Quantum Healing Center for Positive Spiritual Living (Facebook page is Quantum Healing). He also published a book, “Neurotheology and Quantum Physics Prove Unity Principles Work,” and is now writing a second and expanded edition of that book. He is a certified hypnotherapist and a certified Law of Attraction life coach. While working at the Okeechobee Correctional Institution, he designed a Sex Offender Treatment program what was subsequently adopted by several other Florida prisons.
James Sheehan ’78 was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer at Hormel Foods Corporation.
Tracy Streeter ’85 joined Burns & McDonnell, providing consulting and project development support for water resource agencies and municipalities. Prior to joining Burns & McDonnell, Streeter served 33 years in positions related to Kansas water resource management. He retired as director of the Kansas Water Office in December 2018.
Pat Modlin ’88 joined the Commerce Bank Board of Directors. Modlin retired from Cerner and owns and operates Bottlecage Investments and Felix Street Gourmet in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Rebecca (Becca) Stallard ’01 co-wrote a feature-length movie with Jason Hudson and Joe Brennon, “Christmas at the Chateau.” A premiere was held at the Missouri Theatre in St. Joseph, Missouri, in December. It is a modern-day Christmas movie filmed at the Shakespeare Chateau, Cafe Brioche, and the downtown library, all in St. Joseph.
Melissa Fowler ’06, ’14/’16 received the Kansas City Region 2018 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award for Public Health/Ambulatory Care in November 2018. Fowler is with th
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Melissa Fowler ’04/’13/’16 received the Kansas City Region 2018 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award for Public Health/Ambulatory Care. Fowler is with the University of Kansas Health Systems.
Elijah Haahr ’05 was named Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives for the 2019 legislative session. According to the National Conference on State Legislators, Haahr is the youngest Speaker in the country at 36 years old. He will also be the first speaker in state history from Springfield. Haahr was elected to the Missouri House in 2012, and has served the past two years as the Speaker Pro Tem.
LeeAnn (Schuster) Fall ’06/’09 and her husband, Drew, announce the birth of a son, Hudson Robert, born in October 2018.
Becky Wiederholt ’13 graduated from Park University with her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management. She is a member of the Missouri Association of Workforce Development and the Society for Human Resource Management.
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Cheryl A. Bonderer ’84, Winston, Missouri, Jan. 2, 2019.
Kelsey F. Cartledge ’17, Stafford, Virginia (formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri), Feb. 17, 2019.
Frank D. Connett Jr. ’42, St. Joseph, Missouri, Nov. 6, 2018. Connett was named a Distinguished Alumni in 1985.
William S. Cordonier III ’55, Kansas City, Missouri, Oct. 26, 2018.
Randy Cottell ’84, Jefferson City, Missouri (formerly of Grant City, Missouri), Oct. 6, 2018.
Karol Crouch, Lenexa, Kansas, Jan. 10, 2018. EMAILED REGISTRAR FOR CY
Frederic T. Farmer ’90, St. Joseph, Missouri, Dec. 10, 2018.
George H. Ferbert JC, St. Joseph, Missouri, Dec. 18, 2018
Sohn Gilbert ’02, St. Joseph, Missouri, Dec. 5, 2018.
Edward F. “Sonny” Golden III ’72, Moorseville, Indiana, April 18, 2018.
Joan (Stuppy) Hughes ’72, Faucett, Missouri, Jan. 15, 2019.
Nancy Kuntz, St. Joseph, Missouri, Feb. 6, 2019. Kuntz worked as a secretary at Missouri Western from 1972-1993.
Paige E. Lollar ’12, St. Joseph, Missouri, Jan. 8, 2019.
Harold C. Mooney ’81, St. Joseph, Missouri, Oct. 9, 2018.
S. “Casey” Meyers, St. Joseph, Missouri, Nov. 24, 2018. Meyers had served as president of Missouri Western’s Board of Trustees.
Tara E. Norman ’06, Chilicothe, Missouri, Jan. 10, 2019.
James D. Partridge ’02, St. Joseph, Missouri, Jan. 1, 2019.
Tim J. Pollard ’00, St. Joseph, Missouri, Jan. 4, 2019.
Lionel Ramlatchman ’00, St. Joseph, Missouri, Oct. 29, 2018.
Dr. Imogene A. Rigdon, Sarasota, Florida, Jan. 3, 2019. With her sisters, Dr. Rigdon recently established the Mary Bryne Steward Graduate Nursing Scholarship at Missouri Western.
Barbara J. Rinehart ’85, St. Joseph, Missouri, Jan. 2, 2019.
Monica A. (Mace) Sapp ’99, Weatherby, Missouri, Nov. 16, 2018.
Marvin R. Stilgenbauer ’53, Kansas City, Missouri (formerly of Lenexa, Kansas), Jan. 12, 2019.
David Stouffer, St. Joseph, Missouri, Jan. 16, 2019. Stouffer taught mathematics at Missouri Western from 2005 to 2014.
Obal “Junior” Vincent, Faucett, Missouri, Nov. 23, 2018. He was a groundskeeper for Missouri Western for 23 years before retiring in 1995.