'80s

'80s

Gary W. Cummings ('88) was promoted July 1, 2011 to President and CEO of FleetNet America Inc. The Cherryville, NC business coordinates maintenance management services such as emergency roadside assistance and other services related to commercial and material handling equipment. Gary has been with FleetNet for 6 1/2 years. (7/11)
 
Allison Means (age 8) and Peyten Means (age 5) joined the family of D'Anne (Paul, '81) Means and David Means on November 22, 2010. They are welcomed by 3 other siblings - Chase, Victoria, and Seth. (7/11)
Rev. Dave Roberts ('82) and his wife, Cyndi (Bennett, '85), recently celebrated their twentieth anniversary as pastor of the Montrose Church, Montrose, California.  During that time, the church has grown from one service to now offering five services on any given weekend, plus mid-week programs for children, teens, college-age students, young married couples, single parent programs, seniors and much more.  Their daughters, Amber, Erika, Sunni and Brandi are all active in the church and community.  Their church honored them with an anniversary dinner.   (9/08)
Dr. Greg Seay ('82) is the Dean of Graduate Programs at Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska.  He and wife, Darolyn, and family make their home in Auburn, Nebraska.   (10/08)
 Pastor Jim Beals ('83) of Hood River, Oregon, died on Monday, January 5. Beals was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in August 2002 and although his prognosis was bleak, he fought hard to live to help his wife, Becky, raise their girls, Sarah Jo, Juliann, and Dena. His ministry years began in Livermore, California, as an associate pastor; Grants Pass, Oregon, as a senior pastor; and then Beals and his family moved to Hood River in March of 1997. He was privileged to pastor the Hood River Church of the Nazarene for nearly 12 years. Beals' heart for leading people to the Lord led him to tell the Lord that he was willing to do whatever it took to win people for Him, even if it meant losing his life. He used his cancer journey to touch the lives of people literally across the world.   (1/09)
 Brenda (Smith, '83) Buzydlowski married Frank Buzydlowski, a Philadelphia native in February 2000.  Frank works for Verizon.  Brenda is currently in her second year of medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She spent 20 years in the pharmaceutical business.  At the coaxing of her husband, she decided to leave her career in 2005 and return to school.  Brenda writes, "What is so awesome about the Lord is the He truly does give you the desires of your heart.  Being a physician has been a desire of mine since I was 12 years old."   (10/08)
Terry Fowler ('84) is a Senior Customer Engineer for EMC Corporation, a data storage company. He and his wife, Renae (Summer, '88), are living in Arlington, Texas.   (1/09)

Andy Wachtel ('84) is the Chief Executive Officer for Ponca City Medical Center.  Prior to this appointment, he served as COO of Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City.  He and wife, Pam (Schmelzenbach, '84), make their home in Piedmont, Oklahoma. (11/08)

Scott Harper ('86) is a computer consultant for Rafte and Company, a provider of business and technology consulting services for law firms and other professional services firms.  He and wife, Andrea (Marshall, '95), make their home in Jackson, Tennesee.   (9/08)
Fagian Abundis ('87) is working for Acxiom Corporation, a global interactive marketing services company.  He makes his home in Little Rock, Arkansas.   (9/08)
Suzanne (Moyer, '88) Grimaud is the director of marketing and promotions at Access Financial Group, Inc. and Carved in Stone. She and Greg ('84) live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with their three children, Alana, Danica and Garrison.   (1/09)
Cameron Grubert ('88) is a special education teacher for 2nd grade through high school. He is also the Tri County Cooperative, Commerce Texas Behavior Specialist and a Crisis Prevention Institute Trainer. He is very involved in his local church. Cameron is married to Linda (Halliburton, '89). They have three children: Jamie, Ashley and Trey. They are living in Greenville, Texas.   (1/09)
Ross Thanscheidt ('88) is a database administrator for Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.  He makes his home in Bethany.   (10/08)
Michael King ('91) has been with Delta Airline since 2001 and is currently a First Officer, flying internationally on the 767 out of JFK.  After serving almost 10 years active duty in the Marine Corps, and two additional years as an activated reservist following 9/11, he is now a Lt. Col. in the Marine Corps reserves.  He and Tresa (Murray, '89) have been married since 1991 and live in Hebron, KY with their two sons, Cameron and Alex.   (9/08)
   Joy (Hughes, '89) McDonald recently passed the rigorous programming to become a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Only about 11,000 actuaries have earned the Fellow designation in the United States. Joy works for American Fidelity Assurance company in Strategic Development.  (1/09)