1950 Naomi (Estopy) Mitchum, ’51, was presented the Robert M. Pitzer Award by the DisAbility Committee of the United Methodist Church for “providing exemplary leadership in furthering the inclusion of persons with disabilities in our communities, our churches, and our world.” 1960s Ken Snow, ’64, and Dottie (Deye) Snow, ’84, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary 1970s Ira, ’70, and Barb, DeSpain, ...

1970s Cheryl Brown Henderson, ’70, was unanimously confirmed as a member of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Board of Directors. 1980s Alex Gonzalez, ’83, was named the chief marketing officer for Leisure Pools and Spas Manufacturing. He leads branding and marketing and is responsible for development of new corporate showrooms and for expansion of the international network of professional ...

1940s & 1950s John, ’51, and Lois (Creel) Albright, ’48, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 16. The couple celebrated by packing more than 70,000 meals for families in need. 1960s Dennis DeLay, ’63, was inducted into Baker’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 23 at the Overland Park Marriott. Brock Winans, ’60, and his wife, Sharon, celebrated their ...

1950s Naomi Estopy Mitchum, ’51, is a consultant in special needs and church environment. She recently wrote the book Every Child Can Bloom in the Classroom, the second in a series about meeting needs in churches and the community. More information is available at www.naomimitchum.com. 1970s Ron Bogle, ’74, is president and CEO of American Architectural Foundation in Washington, D.C., and ...

1960s William T. Betz, BS ’69, is the board president for the American Osteopathic Foundation and the senior associate dean for the Osteopathic Medical Education Chair, Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has served on the board since 2010. In addition to his leadership role at the university, Betz is a ...

1950s Don Nutt, BA ’50, and Ruth Ann (Yocum) Nutt, ’50, served as grand marshals of the Festival of Lights Parade on Dec. 6 in Baldwin City. 1970s David Balke, AB ’71, was recognized on the 2014-2015 Assembly Wall of Honor by the Inter-agency Assessment Assembly for his voluntary and advisory service toward the open source reporting and commentary on ...

1940s Margaret (Meyer) Jones, BA ’48, and her husband, Harold, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple lives in Lawrence, Kan. 1960s Wayne Algire, ’65, and Barbara Jane (Bell) Algire, BA ’65, are retired and live in Tucson, Ariz. Wayne previously worked as a foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State. Barbara previously worked as a counselor. ...

1950s Bill Bunten, AB ’53, recently received the prestigious Garvey Award for his support and participation in Washburn University affairs. He was president of INTRUST Bank of Wichita from 1982 until his retirement in 1996. His previous banking positions were as executive vice president of United Central Bank, Des Moines, Iowa (1979-1982); Merchants National Bank as president from (1967-79); and ...

1950s J. Robert Ewbank, BA ’55, has completed the book “To Whom It May Concern” from WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson. It is a compilation of vignettes of things that have happened to members of his family. The stories are grouped around various events in the author’s life, including childhood, children, Baker University, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, places of ...

1960s James L. (Jim) Allen, ’69, in May received the Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences, where he received a doctoral degree. He is chairman of J.L. Allen Exploration Ventures, an oil and gas exploration company in the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana. William T. Betz, ’69, was honored with the Distinguished Fellows ...