• Tributes

    Larry Adams B.A. ’74, M.A. ’92, former Bears football coach passed away on January 23, 2022, after a courageous six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Adams was a physical education teacher at Eaton High School from 1979 to 2005, where he touched the lives of countless students, encouraging them to be the best they could be. Known as “Coach” to most, he exemplified what a true coach is. He loved football, but even more, he loved what he could teach through it: commitment, respect, effort, discipline, integrity and toughness. His impressive coaching career lasted 46 years, including 17 years at UNC, where he was a wide receivers coach when the Bears won Division II national championships in 1996 and 1997. He was inducted into the UNC Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006 and 2007. After coaching at UNC, he returned to Eaton, helping the Reds win back-to-back state championships. 


    Nelda Rudolph Mickens M.A. ’67, professor emerita in Music Education, passed away on Sept. 1, 2021, in Highland Village, Texas at the age of 91. A Greeley resident for 56 years, she earned a Master of Arts from Colorado State College (now UNC) in 1967. A gifted musician and educator, she also taught in Greeley schools and at the UNC Lab school. She and her husband, Howard (also a UNC professor emeritus, who passed away in 2007), shared a love for music, and their children were also musicians and music educators. For a time, the whole family performed in the Greeley Philharmonic and church orchestras.  


    Andrew Jay Svedlow, Ph.D., professor of Art History at UNC, passed away at the age of 65 on Nov. 24 after succumbing to cancer. For the past 16 years, Svedlow taught art education, art history, arts administration, aesthetics and studio arts at UNC. He was the former dean of UNC’s College of Performing and Visual Arts, as well as the former dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, and taught at several institutions throughout his career.  

    In addition to his teaching career, Svedlow was also an accomplished artist. His work was shown in more than 40 exhibitions across the world, including New York, Colorado, Canada and Ukraine. His style evoked his surroundings, was a translation of human emotions and reflected his empathy for humanity and natural beauty.

  • 1940s

    Mildred Dohren Walter B.A. ’40 
    Gwendolyn Trotter Hodgson B.A. ’44
    William Stamey A.B. ’47
    Geraldine Neumann Roukema B.A. ’47
    Lorena Sandoz Wertz A.B. ’48 M.A. ’64
    Melvin Wright B.A. ’48
    Bettie Jackson Burda B.A. ’49
    Mary Krusenstjerna Hall B.A. ’49
    Fern Nordell Wesswick B.A. ’49 M.A. ’55
    Elizabeth Hansen Wright B.A. ’49      

  • 1950s

    David Wilkerson B.A. ’49 M.A. ’51  
    Rosemary Valantine Aldred B.A. ’50 
    Dick Boettcher B.A. ’50  
    Kenneth Dick B.A. ’50 M.A. ’53  
    Mel Spence B.A. ’50 M.A. ’59  
    Evelyn Traut B.A. ’50  
    Russell Becker M.A. ’50  
    John Cook B.A. ’51  
    Ruthanne Steele Hooper B.A. ’51  
    Fae Lowe Kerbs B.A. ’51  
    Shirley Claypool Sanders B.A. ’51  
    Marie Babich Cole M.A. ’51  
    DJ Giovanini Anselmi B.A. ’52  
    Betty Frasier Miller B.A. ’52  
    Earl Opheim M.A. ’52  
    Verner Story A.B. ’53 M.A. ’60  
    Virginia Raffaeli Mattarocci B.A. ’53  
    Doris Ludwig Niesen B.A. ’53  
    Richard Beitzel M.A. ’53  
    Marvin Spracklen M.A. 53 Ed.D. ’65  
    Cal Craig B.A. ’54 M.A. ’60  
    Jean DeSalle B.A. ’54  
    Alice Lorenzen Eades B.A. ’54  
    Rose Provenzano Falgien B.A. ’54
    Patricia DiGiacomo Seader B.A. ’54  
    Donita Sellens Seirer B.A. ’54  
    Carolyn Nelson Fazio M.A. ’54
    Shirley Hofmann Hofmann M.A. ’54
    Gladys Armstrong Freeman B.A. ’55
    oan James Harr B.A. ’55
    Shirley Konig Klinginsmith B.A. ’55  
    Ethel Sanderson Lane B.A. ’55  
    Charles Monteith B.A. ’55 M.A. ’57  
    Patrick Eagan M.A. ’55  
    Kent Hill B.A. ’56  
    Bud Howshar B.A. ’56  
    Sonja Rasmussen Walek B.A. ’56  
    Dorothy Williamson B.A. ’56  
    Lou Klitzke M.A. ’56 Ed.D. ’60  
    Bill Layton M.A. ’56  
    Grace Pille Mueggenberg M.A. ’56  
    Margaret Martin Russell M.A. ’56  
    Kent Brandebery B.A. ’57  
    Barbara Fryrear Saylor B.A. ’57  
    Polly Munson Cronin M.A. ’57  
    Carolyn Clyde Massey M.A. ’57  
    Ralph Merklinger M.A. ’57  
    Victor Sullivan M.A. ’57  
    Pat Powers Bishop B.A. ’58   
    Dick Brown B.A. ’58 B.A. ’58
    Carol Chalmers Foulk B.A. ’58 M.A. ’67  
    Doris Wisehart Harrington B.A. ’58 M.A.’60
    John Hibler B.A. ’58
    Juils Jorgensen B.A. ’58 M.A. ’61
    George O’Donnell B.A. ’58 M.A. ’66
    Philip Peters B.A. ’58 
    MarilynRuth Ross Pyle B.A. ’58  
    Bud Davis M.A. ’58  
    Esther Thistle M.A. ’58  
    Lowell Latimer M.S. ’58  
    Shirley Johnson Breden B.A. ’59  
    Jimi Strong Choice B.A. ’59  
    James Cox B.A. ’59  
    Kathy Brazelton Daron B.A. ’59   Frank Garcia B.A. ’59  
    BJ Barstow Lindauer B.A. ’59 M.A. ’60 Ed.D. ’74 
    Pete Pedersen B.A. ’59  
    Ernie Saylor B.A. ’59   Bill Smith B.A. ’59 M.A. ’64
    Marilyn Scheideman Smith B.A. ’59
    Vernon Spencer B.A. ’59 M.A. ’67
    Tom Vanderhoof B.A. ’59 Ph.D. ’69
    Lois Ward Williams B.A. ’59
    Duane Shook M.A. ’59  

  • 1960s

    Jennie Bunt Pugh B.A. ’60  
    Rich Sachoff B.A. ’60  
    Merrill Tregoning B.A. ’60 M.A. ’64  
    Gene Buxa M.A. ’60  
    Marcia Tozer Osborn M.A. ’60  
    Robert Ramlet M.A. ’60  
    Warren Anderson B.A. ’61 B.A. ’61  
    Robert Bernhardt B.A. ’61  
    Larry Dilts B.A. ’61 M.A. ’64  
    Robert Hite B.A. ’61  
    Theo Holland B.A. ’61  
    Judith Hall Lindstrom B.A. ’61  
    Bernie O’Neill B.A. ’61  
    Norma Cullen Polley B.A. ’61  
    Don Green M.A. ’61  
    Bill Kerrigan M.A. ’61  
    Loren Lutz M.A. ’61 Ed.D. ’66  
    Butch Gardner B.A. ’62  
    Keith Grossaint B.A. ’62  
    Melba Cartelli Martinet B.A. ’62  
    Bob Motis B.A. ’62  
    Jeanne Grosinger Pomajzl B.A. ’62  
    Alan Wise B.A. ’62  
    Fred Taylor Ed.D. ’62  
    Jim Feloney M.A. ’62  
    Chuck Chamberlain B.A. ’63 M.A. ’64  
    JC Gilbert B.A. ’63  
    Carol McFarland Lowery B.A. ’63  
    Philip Hosford Ed.D. ’63 
    E. Woody Ed.D. ’63  
    Gene Armstrong M.A. ’63  
    Marvin Collins M.A. ’63  
    Donna Lewis M.A. ’63  
    Teddy Anderson Purcelley M.A. ’63  
    Lynn Settje ’63 M.A. Ph.D. ’69  
    Dick Yeargan M.A. ’63  
    Patricia Thompson Hopkins B.A. ’64  
    Joyce Jacob Johnson B.A. ’64 M.A. ’74  
    Art Lind B.A. ’64  
    Sharon Bosley Markus B.A. ’64  
    Don Martin B.A. ’64  
    Murton McGirr B.A. ’64  
    Suzanne Finley Pedersen B.A. ’64  
    Mary Gaughen Roesler B.A. ’64  
    Katherine Mariani Smith B.A. ’64  
    Marti Weber B.A. ’64  
    Sally Ryan Zurcher B.A. ’64  
    Lorraine Jenny Quie M.A. ’64  
    Merle Richmond M.A. ’64  
    Don Severson M.A. ’64  
    Tony Chacon B.A. ’65  
    Roger Horn B.A. ’65 M.A. ’66  
    Betty Kopsa B.A. ’65 M.A. ’66  
    Linda Meyer McCauley B.A. ’65  
    Dave Russell B.A. ’65 M.A. ’80  
    Janice Bailey Zobeck B.A. ’65  
    Jim Brunner M.A. ’65  
    Ervin Hammond M.A. ’65  
    Gary Hudson M.A. ’65  
    Ray Moeckly M.A. ’65  
    Mary Thomas Bourn B.A. ’66  
    Eileene Harbert Convery B.A. ’66  
    Susan McWilliam Flermoen B.A. ’66  
    Cheryl Crosson Hellmann B.A. ’66  
    Doug Smith B.A. ’66  M.A. ’73 Ph.D. ’93 
    Robert Rice Ed.D. ’66  
    Kenneth Bateman M.A. ’66 M.A. ’66 B.S. ’72 
    Paul Chance M.A. ’66  
    Gerald Markuson M.A. ’66  
    Harold Stolt M.A. ’66  
    Donald Crow B.A. ’67  
    Nelda Rudolph Mickens M.A. ’67  
    Donald Stabler B.A. ’67  
    Nita Sween Stubblebine B.A. ’67  
    Billie Bowers Sundquist B.A. ’67 
    Virginia Albert Tidwell B.A. ’67  
    Robert Lemmon Ed.D. ’67  
    Jeannette Moen Barnhart M.A. ’67  
    Edward Hoing M.A. ’67  
    Jennie Yamada Kellogg M.A. ’67  
    Dick Deeds B.A. ’68  
    Sharon Bigelow Dupont B.A. ’68 B.A. ’68  
    Kenyth Fausz B.A. ’68  
    David Frie B.A. ’68 
    Vernon Lowery B.A. ’68 M.A. ’70  
    Scott McCabe B.A. ’68  
    Robert Balcomb M.A. ’68  
    Patricia Conroy Emrick M.A. ’68  
    Joyce Ballew Rich M.A. ’68  
    David Hendrickson MME ’68 M.A. ’73  
    Stan Cebula B.A. ’69  
    Glenn Clark B.A. ’69 
    Bohn Dunbar B.A. ’69 M.A. ’76  
    Philip Gleckler B.A. ’69  
    Kris Fredrikson Johnston B.A. ’69  
    Todd Lowther B.A. ’69  
    John Miller B.A. ’69  
    Lee Monroe B.A. ’69 M.A. ’76  
    James Sheridan B.A. ’69 M.A. ’70  
    Richard Smith B.S. ’69  
    Howard Bailey Ed.D. ’69  
    Max Fuller Ed.S. ’69  
    Jerry Narveson M.A. ’69 Ed.D. ’75

  • 1970s

    Paula Drake Ainsworth B.A. ’70  
    Dorys Treinen Fehringer B.A. ’70  
    Miles Feldbaum B.A. ’70  
    Dave Melton B.A. ’70  
    Susan Meyer B.A. ’70 B.A. ’70  
    Annette Di Tirro Schantz B.A. ’70  
    Joyce Starkjohann B.A. ’70 M.A. ’71  
    Dennis Yost B.A. ’70  
    Betty Larson Clithero M.A. ’70  
    Eldon Linscheid M.A. ’70 Ed.S. ’71  
    Juanita Preston Sparks M.A. ’70 
    Jerry Ferguson Ph.D. ’70  
    Lorraine Reese Bartlett B.A. ’71 M.A. ’76  
    Ray Corn B.A. ’71  
    Cheryl Hagedorn Creech B.A. ’71 B.A. ’71  
    Shirley Henry Crow B.A. ’71  
    Charles Dillon B.A. ’71  
    James Idler B.A. ’71  
    Kenneth Iten B.A. ’71  
    Beth Ferguson Johnson B.A. ’71 B.A. ’71 
    Dorri Karolick B.A. ’71 Ph.D. ’01  
    Rich Lundien B.A. ’71  
    Tim Markham B.A. ’71 M.A. ’72  
    Joseph Mele B.A. ’71 M.A. ’73  
    Mick Mizner B.A. ’71 M.A. ’74  
    Kathleen Munro B.A. ’71  
    Dennis Myllykoski B.A. ’71  
    Katherine Lucke Napolitano B.A. ’71  
    Suzanne Elwick Penn B.A. ’71  
    Mike Quigg B.A. ’71  
    Bob Rutz B.A. ’71  
    Phil Shaffer B.A. ’71 M.A. ’72  
    Jene Stencel B.A. ’71  
    Jim Beemer B.S. ’71 B.S. ’71  
    Donna Scott Thomas  B.S. ’71 
    Roger Hauser Ed.D. ’71  
    Lou Brown M.A. ’71 Ed.D. ’76  
    Dick Doherty M.A. ’71  
    Joyce Hollembeak Kirkpatrick M.A. ’71  
    Erika Madrid M.A. ’71 
    Marilyn Blehm Blehm B.A. ’72  
    Sue Stach Leyba B.A. ’72 
    Robert Monahan B.A. ’72 B.A. ’74  
    James Oswald B.A. ’72  
    Charles Pacheco B.A. ’72  
    Linda Hummel Richman B.A. ’72  
    Michael Bannister B.S. ’72  
    Kathy Kirby B.S. ’72 
    Bill Starck B.S. ’72  
    Gary Williams B.S. ’72  
    Barbara Bryan Leyendecker M.A. ’72  
    Mary McGinn M.A. ’72
    Kenneth Usiak M.A. ’72
    Larry Barber B.A. ’73  
    Don Box B.A. ’73  
    John Fanella B.A. ’73 
    Rita Breidenbach Godin B.A. ’73
    Larry Hanson B.A. ’73
    Ralph Morrow B.A. ’73 B.A. ’73
    Billy Nielson B.A. ’73 
    Norma Moore Smith B.A. ’73  
    DeeAnn Simmons Groves B.S. ’73 M.A. ’87  
    Joan Nicholl Tutor B.S. ’73  
    Judy Butts Wadman B.S. ’73 
    Monica Devine Devine M.A. ’73  
    Thomas Felton M.A. ’73  
    Barbara Fowler M.A. ’73 
    Dick Kendrick M.A. ’73
    Ken Douglas Ph.D. ’73
    Larry Adams B.A. ’74 M.A. ’92 
    Monica Linssen Cody B.A. ’74
    Melvin Nachtrieb B.A. ’74
    Robin Bradley Garneau B.A. ’74
    Jerry Green B.S. ’74 
    Mike Underwood B.S. ’74  
    Laura Lansford Ed.D. ’74  
    Anne Finley Ed.S. ’74  
    Billie Burnham Lesh M.A. ’74  
    Ted Novack M.A. ’74
    Charles Siemers M.A. ’74  
    Marshall Wolfe M.A. ’74  
    Patrick Gorman Ph.D. ’74  
    Nancy Brauer Dukes B.A. ’75 M.A. ’78  
    Ed Moreno B.A. ’75  
    Steve Pittman B.A. ’75
    David Sanchez B.A. ’75
    Sharie Colas Lemon B.S. ’75
    Corky Swanson B.S. ’75
    Joe Walthall Ed.D. ’75
    Sam Batey M.A. ’75  
    Cecil Nist M.A. ’75  
    Philip Wedding M.A. ’75  
    Kelly Fornes B.A. ’76  
    Susan Kauffman Gill B.A.’76 B.A.’76 M.A. ’81 
    Ervin Gonzales B.A. ’76  
    Cindy Peters Payne B.A. ’76 M.A. ’91  
    John Roberts B.A. ’76 M.A. ’88  
    Jean Trejo Trejo B.A. ’76  
    Fred Wesemann B.A. ’76  
    Janey Davis Stampados B.S. ’76  
    Robert Watford Ed.D. ’76  
    Mildred Aybar M.A. ’76  
    Sandra Hansen M.A. ’76 
    Jimmy Hodgin M.A. ’76  
    Gordon Hyde M.A. ’76  
    Bob Montgomery M.A. ’76  
    Steven Nick B.A. ’77  
    Diane Wooster B.A. ’77 M.A. ’99  
    Larry Hardin Ed.D. ’77  
    Chuck Luna Ed.D. ’77  
    Richard Andrews M.A. ’77  
    John Goodman M.A. ’77
    Gary Hicken M.A. ’77  
    Tom Johnson M.A. ’77  
    Inez Green Jones M.A. ’77  
    Theresa Lamirato M.A. ’77  
    Champak Sheth M.A. ’77  
    Ada Bolden Smith M.A. ’77  
    Caesar Spero M.A. ’77  
    Leland Thompson M.A. ’77  
    David Woodward M.A. ’77 
    Dan Turner M.A. ’77  
    Dan Giles B.A. ’78  
    Beverly Harris Given B.A. ’78 
    Dennis Jones B.S. ’78 M.A. ’84  
    Thomas Muterspaugh B.S. ’78  
    Deb Lowe Stricker B.S. ’78  
    Pat Staebell Stainbrook Ed.D. ’78  
    Sue Dolezal Buckingham M.A. ’78 
    Edward Griffin M.A. ’78 
    Mary Dalton Rusch M.A. ’78  
    Evelyn Wynn M.A. ’78  
    Paula Wellingham Baum B.A. ’79
    Shirley Bellis Harris M.A. ’79  
    Steve Lewis M.A. ’79  
    Kathy McCollor Stigman M.A. ’79  
    Arie Stouten M.A. ’79  
    Gary Ball M.S. ’79  
    Roy Smith M.S. ’79 Ed.D. ’82 

  • 1980s

    Tina Eaves B.A. ’80  
    John Nitta B.A. ’80 
    Elaine Emery Patrick B.A. ’80
    Linda Wade Pierre B.A. ’80 
    Robert Duran B.S. ’80
    Bill Williams B.S. ’80  
    Lee Patri Messman M.A. ’80 
    Lynn Rogers Rogers M.A. ’80  
    David Trout M.S. ’80  
    Darek McGhee B.A. ’81  
    Ellie Miller Greenberg Ed.D. ’81  
    Francie Krabacher Bronner M.A. ’81  
    Dick Jostes M.A. ’81  
    Karen McCubbin-Linch M.A. ’81  
    Lynette Bruckner Pahs M.A. ’81
    Bernard Pitts M.A. ’81  
    Jerry Rush M.A. ’81  
    Nelmarie Sidlow Steele M.A. ’81  
    Louise Whitmire West M.A. ’81
    Al Gugenberger M.S. ’81  
    Shane Kephart Dickson B.S. ’82  
    Ed Kiley B.S. ’82  
    Alan LaBonde B.S. ’82  
    David Todd B.S. ’82 
    Dale Leonhart M.A. ’82  
    Terry Messenger M.A. ’82  
    Dale Moyer M.A. ’82
    Phyllis Potter M.A. ’82 
    Amy Farrell B.A. ’83 B.A. ’83 
    Denise Abeyta Pickens B.A. ’83
    Scott Smeeton B.A. ’83
    Roy Sargent B.S. ’83
    Cheryl Gilreath Gotto B.A. ’84  
    Scott Bumgardner B.S. ’84  
    Yvonne Adams DiPaola B.S. ’84  
    Elke Swofford Peterson B.S. ’84 M.A. ’90  
    Dianne Lloyd Lloyd M.A. ’84  
    Diane Harrahill Palachek M.M.E. ’84 
    Connie Frazer Ed.D. ’85
    Lynn Keber M.A. ’86 M.A. ’02  
    Jerry Powers M.B.A. ’87  
    Gayle Hackett Thomas B.A. ’88  
    Lynda Eaton Reynolds B.A.E. ’88 
    Christy McCormick Walters B.A.E. ’88  
    Jim Causer M.A. ’88  
    Deborah Watkins M.A. ’88  
    Kenny Ray Chenevert B.A. ’89  
    Christy Richardson B.A. ’89  
    Steve Schillereff B.S. ’89 

  • 1990s

    Diana Grueninger Page D.A. ’90  
    Janice Lawson M.A. ’90  
    Tammy Garcia B.A.E. ’92  
    John Green M.A. ’92  
    Timothy Roberts M.A. ’92  
    Michael Lockyer B.A. ’93  
    Lory Pierce Merriman B.A. ’93  
    David McCormack Ph.D. ’93  
    Jerry Barnhart M.A. ’94  
    David Sheehan M.A. ’94 
    Aime Berry Brown B.A. ’95  
    Karen Kaltenbach Liden M.A. ’95  
    Doris Koerner Willoughby M.A. ’95  
    Parker Newbanks B.A. ’96  
    Steven Willson M.A. ’97  
    Jimmy Sheppard B.A. ’98  
    Eric Sellers M.A. ’99  

  • 1990s

    Carolyn Liming Johnson BS ’91  
    Nick Salmans MA ’91  
    Judy Weissenfluh Brown MA ’92 
    Susan Kepler Clifford MA ’92  
    Irvin Davis BS ’92 
    Jamey Birts MA ’93  
    Joseph Geisendorfer MA ’93  
    Beth Newhouse Kratochvil BS ’93  
    Dolores Rousseau Parsons MS ’93  
    Michael Haynes MA ’94  
    Tristan Higgins BA ’94  
    Alisa Phelan BA ’95, BA ’95  
    Chris Kansorka BS ’96, MA ’98  
    Kim Turner BA ’97, MA ’03   S
    arah Purdy MA ’98 

  • 2000s

    Karen Barbre Farmer M.A. ’00 
    Michele Johnson M.A. ’00  
    Patricia Boone M.A. ’02 
    Ed Ahumada M.A. ’03
    Angie Bell M.A. ’03 
    Vanessa Holland McKenna B.A. ’04  
    Thomas Newland M.S. ’04  
    Brandon Beard B.A. ’05 M.A.T. ’06  
    Page Peters B.S. ’05  
    Toni Murry Gomes B.A. ’08  
    Duane R. Niles, Jr., D.A. ’08 
    Tricia Turpin B.A. ’09  

  • 2010s

    Kyle Hitt B.S. ’11 
    David Reavill Ph.D. ’14  
    Shari Nixon M.A. ’15   

  • 2020s

    Kelsey May  B.A. ’21  

  • Emeritus Faculty

    Ed Caffarella 
    Robert Hamerly 
    Rita Brady Kiefer 
    Jay R. Schaffer Ph.D. ’97 
    Sarah “Sally” Shaw 

  • Former Faculty

    David Tavel