Lily Loh, C’63, Palo Alto, Calif., celebrated the release of her book, “Listen to Jesus Daily,” in paperback. Lily’s book is available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon.
Christina LaMaster, C’73, Lincoln, Neb., was promoted to the director of learning and engagement at the LUX Center for the Arts. She received her MA from Bradley University and her MFA from Illinois State University.
Nancy Mellard, C’75, Overland Park, Kan., was featured in the October issue of Leader’s Edge. Last year, she served as the council chair of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. Nancy was the first woman to chair the Board of Directors and said it was an incredible experience. She is the executive vice president and general counsel for the Benefits & Insurance Services Division of CBIZ, Inc.
Patricia O’Brien, C’77, Pueblo, Colo., published a second book, “Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice and the Carceral State.” The book, which was cowritten by Judith S. Willison, attempts to chart a path toward transformative justice by using an anti-oppressive social work approach to resist the expansion of the carceral state. It critically examines strategies to shift punishment-centered practices to build collaborative partnerships and possibilities toward decarceration, health, and community power.
Amy Contreraz Aguirre, C’98, Billing, Mont., serves as the executive director of Angela’s Piazza: Women’s Drop-In Center in Billings, Mont.
Veronica Donovan, U’12, Basehor, Kan., began managing the USM Spire Shop in October 2022. She previously spent 13 years in the USM finance office. Veronica is excited to take on this new challenge, and USM’s marketing office is happy to have her join its team.
Allyson Coy Schaffer, U’13, and her husband, Danny Schaffer, U’14, Bonner Springs, Kan., welcomed a child, Malcolm Schaffer, on Nov. 3, 2022.
Kaitlynn Tuey-Gieck, U’18, Great Bend, Kan., has taught for five years. She will return to school to get a Master’s in Special Education. She and her husband, Michael, were married on Feb. 20, 2022. They welcomed their son, Alexander, on June 25, 2020, and their son, Asher, on April 15, 2022.
Cristin Gerling, U’19, moved to Leavenworth, Kan., and works as a fourth grade teacher at Lansing Intermediate School. Cristin was spotted on campus during Homecoming 2022 helping out her mom, Celina Gerling, C’91, and other alums at the alumni table.
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