AUDREY MORGAN FELLS CASON, moved to Rochelle, Georgia, with her husband, Raymond, to be close to his ailing mother and "to find some warm sun." She is playing her violin in churches and with the local Arts Council group called the "B Sharp Band."
JEROME KENAGY retired from Custom Business Systems Inc. (CBSI), provider of broadcast management software, in February 2000 after the company was sold to the Wicks Group, a New York City investment firm. CBSI was founded nearly 30 years ago by Jerome, brothers STEVE KENAGY '64 and JOHN KENAGY '73, and WES LOCKARD '72. Now Jerome, wife DONNA SCHNEITER KENAGY '59, son DAN KENAGY '90, daughter KRISTEN KENAGY ZETZSCHE '87, and son-in-law Jost Zetzsche have formed a new company called International Writers' Group, which provides translation, localization, editing and writing services. Jerome and Donna live in Reedsport, Oregon.
ROBERT PUTNAM and RUTH SUTTER BIGGAR is studying Hebrew, Greek and systematic theology at Columbia Bible Seminary at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina. He and his wife, Margaret, moved to Columbia from Puyallup, Washington, in 1999.
GAIL ANDERSON became the administrator for Trinity Christian Schools, a K-12 school in Las Vegas, Nevada, after earning a master's degree in educational leadership at the University of Las Vegas in 1998. She is also an elder and active in the music program at First Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas. She has lived with her two children in Las Vegas since 1993.
CATHE RAY left Sun Microsystems after 11 years to take a position at Sendmail Inc. in Emeryville, California. She manages one of the company's software engineering groups. Cathe also owns Needle in a Haystack, one of the largest needlework shops on the West Coast, located in Alameda.
WENDALYN NICHOLS is the editorial director of Random House Reference and was recently on National Public Radio's program, "Talk of the Nation," and NBC-TV's Today Show. She discussed the 2000 edition of the Random House college dictionary, slang and American language in general.
RAY TSE has left Disney Corporation, where he managed worldwide sourcing of Disney consumer products. Now the managing director of Promotional Partners Worldwide, he heads the North American division of the entertainment promotional marketing business. He, wife Jennifer, and their two children live in Los Angeles, California.
RITCHIE MCKAY resigned as head men's basketball coach at Colorado State University to become head coach at Oregon State University in March 2000. While coaching at CSU, he led the Rams to records of 19-11 in 1998-1999, and 18-12 in 1999-2000. He was the assistant coach for the SPU men's basketball team in 1990-1991. Ritchie and his wife, Julie, have three children.
CHRISSIE AUSTIN DRAPE is the part-time finance manager at Emerald City Outreach Ministries in Seattle's Rainier Valley. She and her husband, Chris, a history teacher at Rainier Beach High School, live in Rainier Valley with their two young sons. The family is also active at Emerald City Bible Fellowship.
DONALD BRIDGES has been commissioned as a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserves, and serves the 865th Combat Support Hospital in Niagara Falls, New York. Donald is pastor of the Nash Road Free Methodist Church and lives in North Tonawanda, New York.
REBECCA HASTINGS serves with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Irian Jaya, teaching the children of other MAF missionaries in the town of Sentani. Her term began in July 1999 and will continue at least through July 2001.
ERIN SMITH ABOUDARA moved to Sparks, Nevada, in 1999 with her husband, Casey, a construction estimator. Erin is currently a stay-at-home mother and writes she "is having fun with decorating and landscaping our first new house."
DAVID BEST recently joined SAFECO Insurance Company in Seattle as a research and planning analyst.
SCOTT KASSNER, former pianist for the SPU Singers and GROUP, gives concerts in the Rocky Mountain Front Range area. He has released five CDs to date and can be reached through his Web site, SK Records.
KERRY MADER SIKES lives in Glendale, Arizona, with her husband, Kyle. Kerry is a human resources manager with the state of Arizona, and Kyle is a production foreman with a manufacturing company. The couple has one daughter.
KATHI MYERS earned an M.S.N. from SPU in 1999 and worked at Memorial Hospital in Yakima, Washington, for seven years. She recently joined the U.S. Air Force, entering as a captain. After four weeks of training at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, she was stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, Arizona.
LIESL GOERING YOUNG completed her pediatric residency in June 2000 and is now a full-time pediatrician with Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Her husband, Dan, is completing law school at the University of Denver and will be a corporate attorney with Morrison & Foerster LLP next fall.
JASON ARMSTRONG has been appointed the senior pastor of Anchorage First Free Methodist Church in Anchorage, Alaska. He and his wife, BETH KIERULFF ARMSTRONG '93, live in Anchorage with their infant son.
GRETCHEN WILEY STEHR teaches language arts and social studies part-time at Valley View Middle School in Snohomish, Washington. She and her husband, Vaughn, live in Marysville with their infant daughter.
ERIC BEST and JENNIFER DAMM BEST '94 have recently returned to Seattle following Jennifer's graduation from Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. She began a residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington in June. With the acquisition of his e-commerce consulting business in August 1999, Eric is now managing partner development for Amazon.com.
LISA EVANS EATON was on the staff of Young Life in Arizona for three years following her graduation from SPU. Her husband, Chris, is currently an area director for Young Life. The Eatons live in Glendale, Arizona, with their infant daughter.
NICHOLAS HARDMAN has been selected to join 24 other military personnel from the United States and several other countries to train at the elite United States Air Force Test Pilot School. These pilots, navigators and flight test engineers evaluate the latest aerospace technology employed in the defense of the United States. For many of the students, Test Pilot School is a step toward earning astronaut wings.
SHAWNA PAULSON HOUSER and her husband, DANIEL HOUSER '95, live in Los Angeles, California, where Daniel is an attorney and Shawna is a policy analyst.
ESTHER WILLIAMSON was a cast member of the world premier of the play Pride and Prejudice at Seattle's Book-It Repertory Theater in Seattle. Esther is currently the director of the University Players at SPU.
ANGELA BRINK was crowned Miss Oregon on July 15, 2000. She participated in the Miss America Pageant on October 14, 2000.
ANDREA BUHLER held a summer faculty position at Leysin American School in Switzerland. After chaperoning some of the students for a week in Italy, she returned to North Vancouver, British Columbia, to resume teaching private music lessons in September.
SARAH JOHNSON had her SPU University Scholars honors project published in a major peer-reviewed journal. Her article titled "Free Methodist Mission in South Africa, 1891-1960: Social Conformity or Prophetic Challenge?" was published in the Fall 2000 issue of the Wesleyan Theological Journal. Sarah is a first-year graduate student at Duke Divinity School.
DREW REED is a naval officer, training to become a naval pilot. He and his wife, SARAH WEED REED, currently live in Pensacola, Florida.
NATHANIEL WETZEL is a software engineer for Fluke Corporation in Everett, Washington. His wife, SARA ROBERTS WETZEL, is an administrative assistant at SPU.
ANNE MARIE OLNEY STERLING is stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina with the Army Medical Services Corps. She entered the Army as a second lieutenant and platoon leader.