Class Notes

Marilyn Trudelle Krueger, C’57, and husband, Jim, Emporia, Kan., became grandparents on April 17 when their daughter gave birth to Elisabeta Krueger Pop. The Pops live in Bucharest, Romania. Marilyn and Jim spent five weeks visiting their new granddaughter.

Janet Buchholz O’Brien, C’64, Mexico, earned a master’s degree in Venezuelan history and worked from 2000 to 2016 at the Guyana campus of Universidad Católica Andrés Bello.

Maureen Burke Emrich, C’65, Castle Rock, Colo., recently moved and welcomed her 12th grandson
in May.

Sr. Vickie Perkins, C’65, Leavenworth, Kan., received the Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann Sanctity of Life Award at the Faith in Bloom Benefit Luncheon on May 8.

Judy Vasos-Baczewski, C’66, Oakland, Calif., published “My Dear Good Rosi, Letters from Nazi-Occupied Holland.” The book is a collection of letters written by her husband’s grandparents in Amsterdam from 1940-43.

Jean Znidarsic Matzeder, C’70, Prairie Village, Kan., married Dr. Kenneth Plumb on Sept. 1.

Audrey Dick Theisen, C’74, Denver, Colo., was nominated for the Master Teacher of the Year for Online Teaching.

Mary Schrodt Dion, C’78, Chesterfield, Mo., is excited to share that her son, Philip Nahlik, SJ, took his first vows as a Jesuit on Aug. 10 in Grand Coteau, La. Philip previously spent time in Kansas City as a novice and did prison ministry with the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, including Sr. Rosie Kolich, C’80.

Carolyn Boettcher Parmer, C’84, Cedar Hill, Mo., owns Goldilocks Solutions in the greater St. Louis area. Her company specializes in downsizing seniors’ homes, packing, moving, decluttering, organizing, and home staging.

Francine Orr, C’86, South Pasadena, Calif., has been a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times since 2000. Over the summer, her photos were featured as part of a multipage spread covering the homeless crisis in the city. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature photography in 2012 and has focused her work to help bring awareness to the homeless crisis.

Michael Lu, C’02, Houston, Texas, is president and chief operating officer of Cellarian, Inc., a health care IT company that delivers data visualization, analytics, electronic health record integration, and customized medical reports
to providers.

Brian and Crystal DeMarea

Brian DeMarea, U’06, and his wife, Crystal, with their first child, Lily.

Brian DeMarea, U’06, Independence, Mo., and his wife, Crystal, adopted their first child, Lily, in August.

Joshua Barnes, U’11, Atchison, Kan., was named head coach of the Angelina College softball team in August.

Wesley Henning, U’13, and Mariah Vaughn Henning, U’13, Leavenworth, Kan., welcomed their first child, Emerson, on Aug. 29.

Jeramiah German, U’16, McKinney, Texas, was promoted to director of environment, health, and safety
at AT&T.


Carlos Mena, U’17, with Sisters Barbara Wieseler, C’67, Maureen Hall, C’70, and Linda Roth, C’70.

Carlos Mena, U’17, Overland Park, Kan., is an admissions counselor at Saint Mary. In September, he visited Cristo Rey Kansas City, where he met Sisters Barbara Wieseler, C’67, Maureen Hall, C’70, and Linda Roth, C’70, who are staff members at the high school.

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