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Laura Anderson - 2005-10-17
Debie Antimi - 2002-05-05
Ann Barbee - 2016-03-14
Ty Bardi - Email removed 2008-05-08
Mylinda Beard - 2008-01-22
Denise Berve - 2017-06-04
Rob Blackmore - 2005-09-25 - Kewpie of the Month, May 2001
Mike Bonen - BIO - 2008-05-10
Cathy Buckingham - Email removed 2010-04-10
Brent Cameron - Email removed 2010-04-12
Tim Chancellor - Email removed 2012-04-29
John Chapman - Email removed 2014-09-24
Lisa Clark - 2006-05-29 - UMC & South Dakota State University - elementary teacher
John Clowe - Email removed 2009-02-27 - University of Missouri-Columbia - English Teacher at Jeff Jr. High
Jackie Cooper, deceased - December 24, 2015
Michelle Cunneen - 2010-10-21
Jeff Darnell - 2003-07-16 - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - BS Mechanical Engineering
Eric Enos - Email removed 2011-09-25
John Everson - BIO - 2008-04-21
Amanda Fales - PIC - 004-07-20 - U of Kentucky, U of MO-C, Iowa State University -
Veterinary Pathologist, Assistant Professor
Damon Gatewood - Email removed 2011-11-07
Kurt Gebhardt - BIO - Email removed 2002-08-18
Patrick Gholson - BIO - 2002-10-07
Jennifer Gibson - 2006-05-29
Laura Gordon - 2002-09-19 - Univ of MO-Columbia - BS Environmental Design & BS Fisheries and Wildlife
Howie Gowan - Email removed 2005-09-17
Paula Hager - Email removed 2017-11-07
Kyra Hayes - 2004-11-30
Howard Helvey - BIO
Jean Henderson - 2009-02-04
Scott Herin - 2006-07-16 - University Hospital and Clinics Paramedic program - Paramedic
Renae Hunter - 2005-03-23
Kristen Johnson - 2005-04-13 - 1991 BS, Long Beach State, 2000 MS, St. Mary's College - Health Care
Christi Johnston - BIO - Email removed 2017-11-07
Kurt Kaiser - 2006-01-14
Lisa Keener - Email removed 2005-09-17
Elizabeth Kent - 2013-01-10
George Koffler - 2009-04-06
Kevin Kuebler - Email removed 2001-07-30
Karen Lawson - BIO - 2005-09-26
Jenneth Leavene - BIO - 2002-03-19
Carrie Leech - 2003-04-10 - Mizzou - BA Communications (Radio/TV)
Shona Lindstrom - Email removed 2003-08-25
Matthew Luedders - Email removed 2009-02-27
Amy Madsen - 2002-07-11
Tim May - 2005-09-25
Kim McDonald - Email removed 2009-02-27
Matthew McGlothlin - BIO - 2005-07-23
Brian McMurry - Email removed 2015-04-21
Amy Meng - 2016-02-25
Jill Miller - Email removed 2006-10-29
Michael "Murph" Murphy - Email removed 2010-04-12
Bruce Noble - 2005-02-17
Elizabeth Northup - 2006-01-14
Julie Pendergraft - 2005-06-03
Rona Pierceall - 2006-09-06
Joe Pimmel - 2006-08-04
Susan Quick - Email removed 2009-02-28
Rhonda Rhorer - 2013-09-04
Jeanettee Russell - Email removed 2015-09-04
Paulette Sapp - 2010-07-08
Chris Scheske - BIO
Reene Schwartze - Email removed 2018-11-20
Ritu Sehgal - BIO - 2002-07-13
Edward Singleton - BIO - Email removed 2012-10-17
Julie Slivinsky - BIO - 2002-11-18 - Grinnell College and Minneapolis Community College - B.A. in history
and A. S. in Nursing (registered nurse)
Dana Smith - Email removed 2009-02-26
Ryan Strickland - 2013-01-25
John Stringer - Email removed 2005-09-17
Mike Taylor - BIO - Email removed 2008-07-09 - Truman State University (fka Northeast Missouri State) -
B.S. in political science; attorney
Steven Thompson - Email removed 2005-09-17 - University of Missouri - Columbia - Accounting
Benjamin Trout - BIO - 2002-03-04
Sara VanDrie - 2012-05-26
Jeanette Voyles - 2013-12-29
Monica Wathen - Email removed 2010-07-27
Russell Warywoda - Email removed 2004-04-07
Karol Whitaker - Email removed 2013-07-03
Sherri Williams - Email removed 2002-12-09
Leah Young - 2015-04-22
Mike Bonen May 10, 2008
After high school I went to work for a construction company for about 4 years and decided I needed a change. I became a volunteer firefighter (Boone County Fire), and decided to be a career fireman. I went to Hannibal-LaGrange College to get my Paramedic education, and then I was hired at the Lee's Summit Fire Department, a suburb in KC, in which I also currently live. I also work in an Emergency Room as a Paramedic at St. Luke's Hospital. I am currently pursuing a nursing degree. I am happily married to Tiffany (Class of '92), and have 2 kids, Austin and Samantha.
John Everson April 21, 2008
Graduated from MU (Columbia) in 1993 with a degree in Computer Science. Went to work for Sprint in Kansas City at the end of 1994. Been there ever since, in various departments ranging from data networking, e-mail and directory services, public key infrastructure (and other data security stuff), and now I'm in the Research & Development organization. Got married in 2000, and have two daughters: Piper in 2004 and Natalie in 2006.
Daughter, Laurel Rosalind 17 months
Kurt Gebhardt September 24, 2001
Hello everyone who graduated in 1986!! After leaving high school I left for the United States Air Force where I served a four year enlistment!! I was stationed at Travis A.F.B. in California for those four years! I was a loadmaster on C-141B cargo planes. I have been to approximately 27 different countries and islands. (The shopping is great in Korea if you like the name Rebok). I was Honorably discharged in 1990. I attended Central Missouri State and graduated with a B.S. degree in Aviation Technology in the summer of 1994. I have a 6 year old daughter named Kaitlyn Jayne Gebhardt. I currently work for USF DUGAN, a trucking company here in Columbia, so if you see one of our trucks, wave!! I enjoy the outdoors, walking, cycling, swimming, and investing. I belong to Christian Fellowship and attend regularly. Life is short, so have fun, and hope all of you are doing fine!!
Patrick Gholson October 7, 2002
I STARTED OUT SLOWLY, AFTER HIGH SCHOOL I TRIED TO GO TO MU BUT MY HEART WASN’T IN IT. I STARTED WORKING AS A UNION PIPEFITTER. AFTER COMPLETING THE APPRENTICESHIP I STARTED TAKING A FEW CLASSES HERE AND THERE. THEN I GOT A WILD HAIR AND QUIT MY JOB AND STARTED BACK TO SCHOOL. I GRADUATED (ON THE DEANS LIST) IN MAY WITH A BS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. WITH MY BACKGROUND I FOUND A GOOD JOB AND I’M RIGHT NOW IN VEGAS BUILDING A POWER PLANT.
Howard Helvey (Class of 1986) June 24, 2001
Howard Helvey resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is active as a composer, arranger and pianist; and serves as organist/choirmaster of historic Calvary Episcopal Church. Nationally, he appears often as a guest choral composer, conductor, and speaker. As a pianist, Mr. Helvey frequently collaborates with distinguished artist Richard Steinbach in concerts and recordings of four-hand piano literature. Recent highlights include performances in San Francisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Aspen, Cincinnati, Houston, Toronto and London—as well as television appearances in the United States and Canada. March of 2000 included a program in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the national convention of the Music Teachers National Association, and early 2001 saw the release of their critically-acclaimed debut CD recording. Originally from Missouri, Mr. Helvey holds a Bachelor of Music degree in composition from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Music degree in composition and piano performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Designated in 1987 an undergraduate Chautauqua Scholar, he pursued additional studies in piano at New York’s Chautauqua Institution. Known particularly for his published choral music, Mr. Helvey’s compositions have recently been featured on various recordings, national PBS and network television broadcasts, and in such distinguished concert venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and numerous locations throughout Europe and Asia. A lover of the sonnet form, and recently published additionally as a poet, Mr. Helvey also enjoys hymnology, physical fitness, and playing with his two border collies.
Christi Johnston (Class of 1986) August 14, 2002
After graduating from high school I attended Northeast Missouri State in Kirksville where I majored in Criminal Justice. I then graduated from the Law Enforcement Training Institute at MU and had a short lived career in law enforcement as a 911 dispatcher at MU Police Department. I then moved to Kansas City and graduated from Rockhurst University in Paralegal Studies. I was married in October of 94, had my beautiful baby boy, Ryan in December of 97 and divorced in April of 99. I consider myself lucky to say I am still good friends with my ex-husband. How many divorcees can say that!?! I worked as a paralegal for several years with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company's in-house legal department in Kansas City before taking the gamble of my life with a Las Vegas casino dealer and moved to Vegas. Thank goodness I didn't marry him as this one lasted less than a year. I am now back in Kansas City enjoying the midwest lifestyle I thought I'd never miss. I work for a medical malpractice defense firm in Westport and my son and I are healthy and happy...LIFE IS GOOD. Hope all is well with my fellow Kewpie classmates!
Karen Lawson (Class of 1986) February 2001
I graduated from Knox College in 1990 with a degree in History. I work for the City of Pflugerville, TX, as their City Secretary. I am married and have a daughter, Stephanie, who just turned 7. My husband, David, works for 3M. We have lived in the Austin area since 1993.
Jenneth Leavene (Class of 1986) March 19, 2002
I went to college at NMSU from 86-89, then transferred to MU and graduated in 92 with a BSE in PE and Health. I taught for 2 years in Omaha, NE and loved it. I met my ex-husband there and I moved to Texas where he was stationed. We then got shipped to Kitzigen, Germany and lived there for 4 years. I taught at a DoDDS school on base. It was great. We were 8 hours from Paris and 3 hours from the Czech Republic. We had a son, Steven Jr-5 years old in March 1997. I now live in Mexico, MO with Steven and teach at Hatton-McCredie Elementary school in the North Callaway School District. I have K-8th grade and coach boys and girls Jr. High basketball and track. I have been back stateside for 3 years now and really miss Europe but love being back home.
Matthew McGlothlin (Class of 1986) July 23, 2005
1986-1990 Louisiana State University, B.S. Zoology
1990-1995 University of Missouri-Columbia Med School, MD
1995-1998 Family Practice Residency, Scottsdale Healthcare, Arizona
1998-2002 Family practice physician with Scottsdale Healthcare
2002-2004 Married my lovely bride Stephanie and moved to Boise, Idaho
2004-2005 Took a job as an consulting faculty associate with Duke University, North Carolina
5/2005 Returned to "normal" family medicine in San Antonio, Texas.
Hoping to be settled at last and start a family! My wife works as a horse trainer with our unique facility, Unbridled Spirit (www.unbridledspirit.com). The current menagerie includes 20 horses, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 sugar gliders, and a baby raccoon. Still involved in music, computers, and church. Sending all Kewpies a big "howdy!"
Chris Scheske (Class of 1986) June 6, 2001
RECIEVED MY LICENSE IN COSMETOLOGY IN '87. IN '88 I MARRIED A JEFF CITY JAY WHOM I HAVE BEEN WITH SINCE HIGHSCHOOL. I QUIT WORK AND HAD OUR FIRST BORN IN''89. (DANIELLE, 12) OUR SECOND BORN IN '91, WOW WE MOVE FAST! (KALEB, 10) MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE NEVER LEFT COLUMBIA EXCEPT TO TRAVEL, WHICH WE LOVE TO DO. HE WORKS AT JOE MACHENS FORD IN FINANCE AND I MYSELF KEEP BUSY MANAGING OUR PROPERTIES, CHILDREN AND ALL OF OUR SOCIAL LIFE. YOU CAN REFER TO ME AS A DOMESTIC ENGINEER.
I HAVE A LOVE FOR ANIMALS, HUNTING, SHOOTING, THE GREAT OUTDOORS AND RED, RED WINE! FOR THOSE OF YOU (IN MR. CLARK'S CLASS) THAT STEREO TYPED ME AS "A RED PORCHE TYPE OF WOMAN" GOTTA SAY.... YOUR WRONG! I HAVE COMPLETED A SAFTEY COURSE AND RECIEVED MY LICENCE TO DRIVE A MOTORCYCLE. LOOK OUT!! I RECENTLY BECAME AN OWNER OF A BMW BIKE. (HA! JUST KIDDING ABOUT THE BMW PART) WHICH I HOPE TO BE ENJOYING MORE OF.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOTTO'S IN LIFE "LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST" THERE ARE TO MANY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, PLACES AND EXPERIENCES OUT THERE. DON'T LET IT PASS YOU BY WITH OUT BEING NOTICED.
Ritu Sehgal July 13, 2002
Hello fellow classmates! Here is a BRIEF synopsis of what I have been up to for the past 16 years (has it been that long)?? :)
1988-1994 - Worked at Boone County National Bank...part-time while in college and full-time for 4 years after college. 1990 - Graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Columbia College 1993 - Got married in Columbia (made the local news as we had a traditional Indian wedding) 1994 - Moved to Spokane, Washington where my husband attended Gonzaga School of Law and I worked as Program Manager for a 3rd party drug testing consortium 1997 - Moved to Vancouver, Washington (8 miles from Portland, Oregon) and worked as a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser while my husband studied for the Oregon Bar and worked as a criminal defense attorney 1998 - Moved to Pasadena, California (where we currently reside) as my husband got a job with Capitol Records in Hollywood working in the Business Affairs Department as Corporate Counsel and I am working as a Contract Adminstrator for the County of Los Angeles That's about it in a nutshell...Ciao :)
Edward Singleton (Class of 1986) October 21, 2001
I develop software for Shelter Insurance Companies and my wife teaches 5th grade at Fairview Elementary School. Our favorite things are traveling and music. We travel every chance we get and are both members of the Columbia Community Band. I play timpani and Megan plays clarinet. My favorite classes in high school were band and computer programming. Imagine that.
Julie Slivinsky November 18, 2002
Hi to fellow classmates! After HS, I went to Grinnell College, got a B.A. in history, moved to Portland, OR, worked in a clinic, moved to Costa Rica, started nursing school, married a Costa Rican, we moved to Minneapolis, I finished nursing school, we moved to Phoenix, AZ area, now I work at Phoenix Children's Hospital and we have two kids. Whew!
Mike Taylor July 24, 2002
Following high school, I attended Northeast Missouri State in Kirksville (I simply can't call it Truman St....I can't, I can't do it!) In college, I met my future wife Kris, who is a Chemist (i.e. she makes drugs!!). I graduated in 1990 with Poli Sci degree. Two choices: teach or law school. I caved in...graduated from law school in 1994. They lied to me...most lawyers don't make more money than teachers. I entered private practice in Kansas City and Kris and I married in 1995. We have two absolutely beautiful daughters-- Emma (11/99) and Rachel (5/02). Thank god they look like their mom. In June, 2002, I spurned the opulent Country Club Plaza law firm and opened my own law firm in rural Raymore, Missouri. My office is strategically placed in front of the only stoplight in town. I've never had more fun and I thoroughly enjoy the half-hour drive from suburban Kansas City to the country.
Benjamin Trout (Class of 1986) March 4, 2002
Graduated employed. Bought a Ninja and toured nearby states at a high rate of speed. Married, 2 kids 1-boy/1-girl. Got some pilot ratings (MSEL-I), got some network certifications (CNA, CNE4, CNE-IW, CNE5), working/living in Wichita now.
Rob Blackmore, Class of 1986 coachesthe "Kewp Pups" T-Ball team for the Columbia Diamond Council, sponsored by www.kewpie.net
son, Jacob (my
grandson) takes the field for his first season of baseball!