Edward Haines, BS ’53, Fort Myers, Fla., has published his fourth historical novel,The Hard Hand of War, A Novel of the Civil War.
Albert Hylton, BS ’55, MS’ 58, Connersville, Ind., is a retired school administrator. He was a principal for 27 years, an ag teacher for 13 years, a teacher of night horticulture classes and a substitute teacher for five school corporations. He was also a school board member for 14 years and an Extension agent for 12 years.
Kenneth Peacock, BS ’55, Bradenton, Fla., is enjoying retirement with his wife, Marilyn. They still own some Indiana farmland in Randolph County, which a nephew rents and manages. Peacock worked for 38 years in various production management assignments with the Del Monte Corp. After retiring in 1991, he served three years with the Indiana Soybean Board. He and Marilyn have three daughters, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Gerald Dudley, BS ’56, Scottsdale, Ariz., and his wife, Twyla, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 25.
James Phillips, BS ’57, St. Marys, Ontario, married Janet Helen Windebank on May 28, 2005, in Basingstoke, England. They spend each winter in Fort Myers, Fla., and the rest of the year in St. Marys, except when they are on trips to England, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois to visit family and friends.
Richard Reid, BS ’60, has retired from forestry work and lives in Clarkston, Wash.
Ronald Phillips, BS ’61, MS ’63, honorary doctorate ’00, Lino Lakes, Minn., is a co-winner of the 2007 Wolf Prize in Agriculture. The $100,000 prizes have been awarded annually in five separate categories since 1978 “to outstanding scientists and artists for achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among peoples.” Phillips is Regents Professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in Genomics at the University of Minnesota.
Ronald Hasler, BS ’68, Bloomfield, Ind., and his wife, Diane, are enjoying retirement. Their daughter, Jennifer, is a high school Spanish teacher and was married June 23 and lives with her husband, Dustin, in Cicero, Ind.
Gale Nellans, BS ’68, Nogales, Ariz., is a retired U.S. Army aviator.
J. Lamont Harris, BS ’70, Crawfordsville, Ind., is certified as an estate planning and administration specialist by the Indiana State Bar Association.
Al Palm, BS ’72, Olathe, Kan., retired this year from AT&T after 21 years.
Mark West, BS ’72, Denmark, S.C., has a new position with Tobul Accumulator in Bamberg, S.C. He is responsible for all sales and marketing in more than 50 countries. Tobul accumulators are used in fluid power systems to store energy.
Janell (Hilton) Farmer, BS ’78, Fowler, Ill., has been re-elected chairman of the Board of Trustees for John Wood Community College in Quincy, Ill.
Mike Smith, BS ’83, Shawnee, Kan., was featured in the American Business Media Association's handbook highlighting successful branding results that can be achieved using custom media. Smith operates Custom Publications in Shawnee.
Anthony Grossman, BS ’84, has moved to Reno, Nev., and is a habitat staff specialist with the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
Guiffre Kilgren, BS ’84, Peachtree City, Ga., is a lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army at Fort McPherson, Ga.
Ted Cybularz, BS ’85, Defiance, Mo., has a new position with Bank of the West as regional vice president in charge of agriculture lending in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. He will continue to be based in St. Louis.
Shelley R. Johnson, BS ’85, has been appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to a three-year term on the Indiana Board of Accountancy, which is responsible for the oversight of all Indiana certified public accountants. Johnson, a CPA, is a partner with Allman & Co. in Indianapolis.
Kurt Schaller, BS ’85, is district manager with Accenture in Brandon, Fla., where he resides.
Natasha (Gould) Middleton, BS ’88, Richmond, Ind., is a physical education teacher at Community Christian School in Richmond.
Jonathan Cohen, BS ’90, Bridgeport, W. Va., opened the Maple Lake Veterinary Clinic in Bridgeport in February 2006. He is engaged to Kathy Sparks.
Bradley Smith, BS ’93, Bangkok, Thailand, is corporate purchasing manager with Nestlé in Bangkok.
Linda (Jones) Abner, BS ’94, Palmyra, Ind., and her husband, Andrew, welcomed their second daughter, Isabelle Adair, who was born April 19.
Kristine (Sharp) Hyman, BS ’94, and her husband, C.J., and their two children, Christopher and Alexa, live in Spencer, Ind.
Diane (Feutz) Norton, BS ’95, DVM ’98, Glen Ellyn, Ill., and her husband, Jeff, announce the Jan. 17 birth of their son, Jack Jeffrey. He has three sisters: Amelia, 6, Elizabeth, 4, and Julia, 2.
Steve Cooprider, BS ’96, Omaha, Neb., is a senior information systems analyst with General Dynamics.
Kim (Darville) Horton, BS ’96, Las Vegas, Nev., married Air Force Master Sgt. Dan Horton on Oct. 9, 2006. She is a senior biologist for an environmental company in Las Vegas.
Terry Snoddy, BS ’96, Huntersville, N.C., has been hired by Pike Family Nurseries, based in Atlanta, Ga., to be the lead designer at the company’s new Charlotte, N.C., branch.
Nahir Bacardi, BS ’97, Indianapolis, recently moved back to the Midwest from Tampa, Fla., to work with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Bacardi obtained her master’s degree in environmental protection management from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico four years ago.
Brad Ponsler, BS ’98, North Vernon, Ind., and his wife, Emily, are the parents of a daughter, Natalie Elise, who was born April 26. They have another daughter, Lydia Mae, 2.
Kevin Sellers, BS ’99, lives in Fishers, Ind., with his wife, Gertrude, and son, Julius.
Casie (Walukonis) Nocito, BS ’00, MS ’03, Liberty Township, Ohio, married Anthony Nocito on April 21 in Aurora, Ind.
Aron Showalter, BS ’00, Paoli, Ind., and Cora Clark were married March 3 in Siberia, Ind. She is a conservation officer in southern Indiana. He is the wildlife specialist at Patoka Lake. They reside on 80 acres in rural Orange County.
Brian Shuter, BS ’01, MS ’05, Anderson, Ind., and his wife, Sarah, are parents of a son, Jacob Allan, born Feb. 6. Shuter is producer communications manager with the Indiana Beef Cattle Association in Indianapolis.
Jesse Karlic, BS ’02, Chicago, is an inventory planner with True Value Co.
Sam Knowles, BS ’02, Madison, Ind., and his wife, Alica, operate Goose Pond Farms in Madison, raising and breeding quarter horses. Knowles also raises and trains Labrador retrievers.
Craig Spray, BS ’02, and his wife, Emily, BS ’02, Brookston, Ind., announce the birth of their daughter, Makayla Grace, on March 19.
Eric Steiner, BS ’02, Washington, D.C., has been appointed by President George Bush as the USDA Food and Nutrition Service deputy administrator for special nutrition programs. He’ll be responsible for developing and overseeing the administration of 14 of the nation’s nutrition assistance programs. He previously was on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
Christi (Craven) Foster, BS ’03, married Matthew Foster on Dec. 1, 2006, and they moved from Indianapolis to Memphis, Tenn. She is secretary of the Purdue Club of Memphis.
Monica (Robar) Hayes, BS ’03, and her husband, Brent, live in Fernandina Beach, Fla.
Sara (Hicks) Rhodes, BS ’03, South Bend, Ind., married Brock Rhodes on Jan. 6.
Bradley Thompson, associate degree ’03, Fishers, Ind., is a lawn care technician with List Lawn Care LLC in Sharpsville, Ind.
Chad Yotter, BS ’03, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, married Holly Osterlund on Sept. 2. She is a 2004 graduate of the Krannert School of Management.
Kylene (Nidlinger) Deitemyer, BS ’04, Hermosa Beach, Calif., married Todd Deitemyer on Nov. 11, 2006. He is an Ohio State University graduate.
Carmen (Nigh) Hawk, BS ’04, Huntington, Ind., and her husband, Andrew, announce the birth of their son, Jacob Andrew, on Dec. 26, 2006.
Adam Peters, BS ’05, has a new job as the director of youth ministry at Peace Lutheran Church in Waverly, Neb.
Heather (Haines) Bacula, BS ’06, Volga, S.D., married Thomas Bacula, BS ’06, on Sept. 1.
Heather (McDade) Hunt, BS ’06, Springfield, Ohio, is a quality assurance supervisor with Dole Fresh Vegetables in Springfield.
Amanda (Geary) Martin, BS ’06, Fort Wayne, Ind., married Travis Martin on June 16 in Fort Wayne.
Elspeth (Larson) Naramore, BS ’06, MS ’07, Ogden, Utah, married Adam Naramore on May 19 in Indianapolis. He graduated from Purdue in 2006 with a degree in aeronautical engineering.
Christopher Nettles, BS ’07, Lonoke, Ark., is a live-fish facility supervisor with J.M. Malone and Son Inc. in Lonoke.Deaths
Gerald D. Little, BS ’56, Lowell, Ind., passed away Nov. 29, 2006.
Mary Frances Smith, professor emeritus of 4-H and Youth, died Sept. 11 in Lafayette, Ind. Smith was a state 4-H specialist from 1950 until her retirement in 1976. She was the first woman on the state 4-H staff to be promoted to full professor (1974).