2010s

2010s

What have your classmates and friends been up to? Browse the following Class Notes to find out. Class notes will be updated on a regular basis and removed from the site one year after being posted.

2010
  • Katherine Hamilton lives in Omaha, Nebraska.  Katherine is the Strategic Engagement Coordinator for the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. (Submitted 6/14/16)
  • Kevin Ellerbee see Myste Shryack '12
  • Jessica (Thompson) Elmshaeuser has been commissioned as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State. Jessica, husband Noah '10, and family are happily serving their first post in Bridgetown, Barbados. (Submitted 11/20/16)
  • Robert and Lea (Searl) '10 Bredin of Omaha, Nebraska, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Beckett Thomas (pictured), born July 30, 2016. (Submitted 11/22/16) 
  • Renee (Fisk) Miller (pictured), an instructor at Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte, Nebraska, was recently named a runner-up at the national level for the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education. Renee and her husband, Justin, and their two sons live in Sutherland, Nebraska. (Submitted 3/16/17)
2012
  • Bailey (Eldredge) and Greg Grundhoffer live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bailey received her Masters of Social Work, Clinical Practice from New Mexico Highlands University on May 12, 2016.  Bailey and Greg have two children, James (2-1/2) and Hunter Gregory (pictured), born May 31, 2016.  Hunter weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz., and was 20 inches long. (Submitted 6/21/16)
  • Brianne Kethan lives in Houston, Texas.  Brianne is working at The Joy School, a private school specializing in special education. (Submitted 9/25/16)
  • Rebecca (Smith) and Joe Christensen (pictured) live in Omaha, Nebraska. Becca and Joe were married June 11, 2016. (Submitted 9/26/16)
  • Myste Shryack and Kevin Ellerbee '10 live in Hastings, Nebraska. Myste and Kevin welcomed their son, James Owen Shryack Ellerbee (pictured), on September 11, 2015. (Submitted 9/26/16)
2013 
  • Briget Heidmous lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Briget is an Assistant Curator for IDEA Space at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. (Submitted 6/13/16)
  • Beth Wilkins lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Beth is an Office Assistant with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Lincoln. (Submitted 6/27/16)
  • Taylor Powers lives in Denver, Colorado.  Taylor is the Marketing Coordinator for W.E. O'Neil Construction in Denver. (Submitted 8/22/16)
  • Jackie Stickley (pictured) lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  The Fayetteville Animal Protection Society (FAPS), Cumberland and Hoke Counties' only state-licensed, no-kill, non-profit animal shelter, has recently announced Jackie's appointment as its Executive Director. (Submitted 9/16/16)
  • Helene Flaxbeard lives in Washington, D.C.  Helene received her Master's Degree in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University-Purdue University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy on May 15, 2016, and is a Field Fundraising and Marketing Resources Associate for the American Red Cross. (Submitted 9/23/16)
  • Rubea Stouppe lives in Bloomington, Indiana.  Rubea is a Graduate Student at Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs. (Submitted 9/25/16)
  • Jensyn (Rudolph) Bell see Kyle Bell '14
  • Jessica Hazelton lives in New York, New York.  Jessica completed her M.A. in Music Education at the Teachers College at Columbia University in October 2015 and works as a Student Success Advisor at The New School in New York City. (Submitted 9/26/16)
  • Jake Marvin lives in Arvada, Colorado.  After three years working in Bank Management, Jake decided to take some time off to travel the world, pursue possible entrepreneurship opportunities, and see what doors God might open for him.  Jake reports he went to Europe with an organization called News Release Basketball to hold basketball camps for children and spread the Gospel. Throughout the tour, the organization also played local professional basketball teams throughout Germany and France.  Through this opportunity, Jake has received a potential opportunity to play professional basketball in Germany, while serving as a youth pastor with a local church and helping coach youth basketball teams, beginning in the summer of 2017. (Submitted 9/28/16)
  • Kramer and Jamie (Beck) '14 Lyons live in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Kramer is an attorney with the Lincoln law firm of O'Neill, Heinrich, Damkroger, Bergmeyer & Shultz, P.C., L.L.O. (Submitted 10/10/16) 
  • Margaret "Meg" Smith, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of St. Louis, won the 2015 Terence Barry Prize for the best conference paper by a graduate student on a subject of relevance to Irish Medieval Studies.  Meg won the award for "Kinship and Kingship: Identity and Authority in the Book of Lismore."  The prize is awarded by the American Society for Irish Medieval Studies. Meg's full article will be published in Peritia, the journal of the Medieval Academy in Ireland. (Submitted 2/14/17)
2014
  • Kyle and Jensyn (Rudolph) '13 Bell live in Omaha, Nebraska.  Kyle and Jensen were married June 3, 2016. (Submitted 9/26/16)
  • Angie (Rickers) Blecha see Tim Blecha '15
  • Seton and Kaitlin (Johnson) '14 Bachle live in Omaha, Nebraska.  Seton and Kaitlin were married March 14, 2015. (Submitted 9/26/16)
  • Jamie (Beck) Lyons see Kramer Lyons '13
  • Doyle and Kelsey (Lane) '14 Hanshaw (pictured) of Franklin, Nebraska, were married December 19, 2015. (Submitted 11/27/16)
  • Michael "Keifer" and Molly (Cox) '15 Messersmith of Hayes Center, Nebraska, announce the birth of their daughter, Maya Blakely (pictured), born November 23, 2016. Maya weighed 6 lbs., 7 oz., and was 20 inches long. (Submitted 11/29/16)
  • Robbie Parker lives in Lamar, Colorado. (Submitted 11/29/16)
2015
  • Chris and Kaylee (Anderson) '15 Bartels live in Imperial, Nebraska.  Chris and Kaylee were married May 28, 2016, and are both employed by Chase County Schools in Imperial where Chris is a High School Math Teacher, and Kaylee is a 4th Grade Teacher. (Submitted 9/25/16)
  • Tim and Angie (Rickers) '14 Blecha (pictured) live in Tecumseh, Nebraska.  Tim and Angie were married June 25, 2016. (Submitted 9/25/16)
  • Molly (Cox) Messersmith see Michael Messersmith '14
2016
  • Greg Mol lives in Hastings, Nebraska.  Greg is the Finance Manager for Pacha Soap in Hastings. (Submitted 9/26/16)