Christina LaMaster, C’73, Lincoln, Neb., was promoted to the assistant director of education at the LUX Center for the Arts. She received her MA from Bradley University and an MFA from Illinois State University.
Karen Kremers Tyler, C’74, Fayetteville, Ark., along with several classmates from 1974, have met consistently since 2010. The majority of those who meet live in the Kansas City area. Three come in from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Washington State. In June, they met in person in Kansas City for the first time in three years. Over those years, they were able to keep in contact through Zoom meetings. Their friendships span 50 years after they all met at Saint Mary.
Alison Banikowski, C’75, Olathe, Kan., was inducted by the Olathe Public Schools Alumni Association into the Olathe Public Schools Wall of Honor. Alison received the Distinguished Person of Honor recognition for her 34 years with the school district and her commitment to educational excellence. Her bio will be part of the district’s visual timeline at the Education Center.
Nancy Clark Bauder, C’85, Leavenworth, Kan., is serving as mayor of Leavenworth for the second time and has served for six years on the Leavenworth City Commission. She retired from health care management after 30 years and has worked for several nonprofits in the Leavenworth area.
Anna Haugsness Feldt, C’91, Topeka, Kan., began working at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas in September 2020.
Susan Howard-Perry, C’96, U’07, Gladstone, Mo., published her first book, “A View from
LeTysha Montgomery, U’05, Olathe, Kan., is an international best-selling author, international empowerment speaker, podcast host, endometriosis advocate, jewelry designer, and entrepreneur. She motivates and dares her audiences to advocate for themselves and their health. She’s spoken both in person and virtually at numerous events. She was a featured speaker at SpeakerCon 2020 and Success Fest 2021. LeTysha has also been a part of numerous podcast interviews.
Michaela Forge Schattle, U’10, and her husband, Bobby Schattle, U’11, Rowlett, Texas, welcomed their third child, Elizabeth “Birdie,” on Aug. 13, 2021. Birdie joins her two sisters, Cecilia Ann (4) and Mary Clare (3). The family is enjoying sweet Birdie and adjusting to life as a family of five. Michaela is the sister of Luke Forge, U’04, Edwardsville, Kan.; Becky Forge Evans, U’07, U’11, St. Joseph, Mo.; and the daughter of Michele Lane Forge, C’80*.
Wesley Henning, U’13, and his wife, Mariah Henning U’13, DPT’17, welcomed their second child, Hadley Grace Henning, on Oct. 10, 2021. They also moved to Perry, Kan., where Wesley was promoted to market president for First State Bank and Trust. It was tough for them to leave Leavenworth and be in the constant shadows of campus, but overall this was a great opportunity for his career and family to grow. They look forward to their next trip back to campus.
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