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Alumni Buzz: July 6, 2011

by Chris Vilag, Published July 6, 2011

June 29

Former Eagle Ryan Downard Blogs from Germany
"I played my high school ball at Shawnee and went on to play Division I college ball at Eastern Michigan University. I have many great career memories but there is plenty of time to reflect after my playing days are over."

June 30

All-Area baseball team packs a punch at the plate
"Blomshield, an 11-year physical education teacher in the Plymouth-Canton Community School District, holds a master's degree in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University."

July 3

Cathy Clegg: General Motors vice president of labor relations
"She has a degree in manufacturing technology from Eastern Michigan University and earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Virginia."

July 5

WYANDOTTE: After 41 years of service, school Supt. Patricia Cole says goodbye
"Four years later, she earned a master's degree at Eastern Michigan University. In 1981, she earned a doctorate from the University of Michigan."

"Dalton is 35 years old. He was an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Michigan University, who beat the odds and lasted 10 NFL seasons."

Meet Michigan's female lighthouse keepers
"After graduating from All Saints High School in 1974, Majher received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Central Michigan University and a master's in historic preservation from Eastern Michigan University."


Class Notes

Kenneth Engel (BS72, MA81) has retired after 25 years of service in the Jackson Intermediate School District and 10 years in Las Vegas, Nev.

Gary Weglarz (BS74) was hired by the South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium Juneau Health Clinic as a behavioral health clinician.

Betty Carrie (BA89) is the co-author of “Who Will Care When You’re Not There?” an estate planning guide for pet owners.

Russell Kasl (BS91) is a coach with SwimMAC, a competitive swimming club, in Carolina.

Julia L. Berndt (MBA92) is the new chief financial officer of Logansport Memorial Hospital in Logansport, Ind.

Alisa Griffin (BS92) has published her first novel, “Consumed”, co-written with Hilary LiDestri, through TLT Publishing.

Cinnamon Rice (BS94) has joined Zausmer, Kaufman, August, Caldwell & Taylor, P.C., of Farmington Hills as an associate.

Derek Delacourt (BS96) holds the administrative position of community and economic development director for Ferndale.

Karen Kuhn (MS00) has been appointed as the director of the Albion District Library.

Jason Schnaidt (BS03) is the new operations manager of the Lenawee County Road Commission.

Mark Oglesby (MA04) is a teacher at Howell High School and has received a 2011 American Civic Education Teacher Award sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, the Center on Congress at Indiana University, and the National Education Association.

Adam Herman (MA06) is a doctoral project associate at the National Survey of Student Engagement housed at Indiana University's center for postsecondary research where he is studying for a Ph.D. in their higher education administration program.

Shannon Link (BS08) was appointed as the interim camp director of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.