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Class Notes| Alumni

In this section, you can share news on the recent happenings in your career, education, marriage, etc. with the Lake Erie College community and fellow alumni.

Prior Years

Class notes are also included in the Lake Erie College magazine which is published in the fall and spring each year. We invite all alumni to stay connected to your alma mater and classmates!

Summer 2020

CONNIE BROWN ’52is now fully retired after 58 years as an international travel agent. She has ten expired passports, has visited all of the continents, and is writing a travel agent perspective from the late 1920’s – 2010. Connie still plays golf in her free time.

MARY (SCARRATT) JENKINS’ ’60 husband, Gary Jenkins, passed away on March 18, 2019.

DONNA (DUDOIS) NANNEN ’69 and Jim have operated a chain of Animal House Pet Centers in Massachusetts and now in Florida.

ANNE MARILYN LUCAS ’72 has been in theater all her life both at LEC and abroad. Her plays have been produced in NYC, Boston, Greece, and cities across the Midwest. She has two children and lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts and is now a grandmother.

BETTY (YOPKO) WEIBEL ’80 just released her new inspirational nonfiction book, Little Victories: A True Story of The Healing Power of Horses, which takes readers behind the scenes in the world of therapeutic riding. A section of the book includes Lake Erie College and visits Gretchen Singleton’s classroom during the 1970s. The paperback book is available on Amazon and the LEC Bookstore.

CAROLINE “CARRIE” (BETTS) SALEVITZ ’83, after 24 years, has moved from Scottsdale to Phoenix, Arizona. With three horses, she and her husband are thrilled to live on Equestrian Trail. Carrie is grateful for Facebook and her ability to keep in touch with her College Hall friends who are still the most wonderful people.

HEATHER KINNEY, DVM ’92 was able to horseback ride in Virginia and Missouri this year. Her son enjoyed his first year in 4-H showing a horse and a dog.

STACEY ALLAN ’02 has recently been named the new Assistant Dean of Students for Fraternity and Sorority Life at Bowling Green State University.

SUSAN TENON ’06 co-authored a book, Evaluations of Principles and Best Practices in Personalized Learning which IGI Global will be publishing this summer.

MARK J. SHANNON ’09 is the Pro Bono Coordinator for Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. He is also an adjunct professor in Criminal Justice at Cuyahoga Community College and Youngstown State University.

BRIAN TURK ’10 recently became a proud uncle for the second time to baby nephew Andrew English in August 2019. Brian is currently working as a Dual Diagnosis Counselor for Glenbeigh Hospital in Rock Creek, Ohio. He was promoted to Captain at the Windsor Fire Department in January 2018.

HEATHER (GRECO) KURTZ ’11 and MICHAEL KURTZ ’13 welcomed their second child, Natalie Kurtz on November 14, 2017. Heather has won an Excellence in Teaching award for National Heritage Academies. This is her third nomination for the award. 

RACHEL (SMALLWOOD) GIRTON ’12 and Kyle Girton were married on September 7, 2018 in Clearwater Beach, Florida surrounded by their closest family and friends. They met in 2015 and live in the Cincinnati area.

POLLY SUE POPPY ’12 teaches at Andrews Osborne Academy. She is grateful for the opportunities and professional connections she made during her time at LEC, including the thriving equestrian program. Polly continues to be involved with CANTER Ohio and serves on the board of the Ohio affiliate chapter, as well as, the National CANTER USA board. 

STEPHANIE (TAMBLYN) ANDERSON ’12 and husband, George, welcomed their daughter, Mila Grace on Friday, September 13, 2019. She was born at 10:15pm weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz. and 19.5” long. They could not be more in love!

BRANDON CAMPBELL ’15 teaches English Language Arts at Harding High School in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. He is currently finishing the Ohio Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) in order to obtain his professional teaching license.