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FAL 2016

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Leslea Ellis, 99B, celebrates three years of being in business. She established Leslea Ellis LLC, a CPA fi rm, in 2013, which now serves more than 100 clients in Southwest Florida. Mike Gandolfo, 99E, a local small business owner, was recognized by Louisville Business First as one of the 2016 "40 Under 40" young business professionals. 2000s Kevin Shuck, 01A, opened Image Detail, a commercial photography studio located in Louisville that specializes in product photography and professional headshots. André Smith, 02A, lives in Troy, Michigan, and received a promotion to director of Vendor Compliance Oversight at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. 5 4 | L O U I S V I L L E . E D U Class Notes Rebecca Church, 85A, was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville. Church's thesis is titled "The Journey Home: Images of Death and Afterlife with Older Adults." Perry L. Becker, 86S, 88GS, received NASA's Distinguished Service Medal, the highest award bestowed on NASA employees. Patricia M. Vickman, 86GE, was named 2015 Wisconsin State Rural Administrator of the Year. Vickman is in her 5th year serving as superintendent with the Southern Door County School District. 1990s Terry Lee Clark, 90MA, was awarded a Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, as well as a Certifi cate in Black Church Studies and a Certifi cate in Educational Ministry. Col. Allan Lanceta, 91A, recently assumed Command of the Corpus Christi Army Depot, the world's largest military helicopter repair facility. He becomes the 25th Commander and will command over 3,700 soldiers, Department of Army civilians, and U.S. contractors. Pamela G. Roberts, 91GE, a teacher at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and a colleague were two of 10 U.S. teachers to be awarded a 10-day advanced training in Germany by the Goethe-Institut. They were trained by experts in various areas of sustainability, studying topics that include climate, mobility, water and energy. David Spenard, 91L, received his Master of Science in Strategic Finance from Indiana University Southeast in May 2016. He served on the Editorial Board of the IUS Graduate Research Journal and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma and Pinnacle Honor Societies. Paul Jones, 97GK, 15GB, and his wife, Reneé, launched FirstLight Home Care, an award- winning provider of non-medical in-home care, in Woodbridge, Virginia, after he received his MBA from UofL. Michael G. Adams, 98A, of Louisville, an election law at- torney, has joined Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams LLC, a litigation and political law fi rm. J. D. Daniels, 98A, recently won the 2016 Whiting Award for nonfi ction. His collection of essays, The Correspondence, will be published by FSG this year. James E. Wheeler, 98MD, was recognized by his peers as a top family practice physician in Louisville Magazine's 2015 "Top Doctors" issue. ABOVE: Accepting the Maxwell Trophy were UofL chapter members and alumni: Bill Brasch (newly-elected national vice president/president elect), Aaron Vance (UofL SGA President), Brandon Smith (chapter president), Connor Field (Maxwell Founders Four presenter), Sam Stevens (chapter vice president and national Undergraduate Advisory Board member), and Ben Donlon (chapter convention alumni delegate and newly-appointed Bluegrass Domain director). During the Phi Kappa Tau National Fraternity's 62nd National Convention, the Beta Beta Chapter received the most significant array of national honors ever awarded to a UofL fraternity or sorority chapter in one year. The chapter itself won the Roland W. Maxwell Trophy, Community Service Award, Paul L. Newman Award, Philanthropy Award and the Pacesetter Award. In addition to seven undergraduate awards, special congratulations to five alumni who received prominent awards, including: • Chief Steven M. Conrad, 79A, 84GA, James W. Rutledge, 65B, and Larry D. Tyler, 63S, 67GA, 76GS, 85GA, were inducted into the national Phi Kappa Tau Hall of Fame • William F. Brasch, 71S, was elected national vice president/president-elect • Benjamin R. Donlon, 12A, was appointed as the regional Bluegrass Domain director Phi Tau alumni receive top awards Kelly Fish, 03A, won the NIAAA Tennessee State Award of Merit, which is awarded based on outstanding leadership and commendable service and achievement in the vocation of interscholastic administration Kate McAnulty, 05GE, 09GE, was named associate dean at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) after six years at Kent State University and seven years at UofL. She credits her mom, Brenda Hart, 72GE, late father Justice William McAnulty, Jr., 71GE, 74L, and professor Amy Hirschy for their support. Allison Egnew Smith, 05A, 10GA, was promoted to Associate Professor of English at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, where she teaches English and Women's Studies.

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