Winter 2022 Alumni Class Notes

Winter 2022 Alumni Class Notes


Karen (Dance) Schwartz ’78 and her husband, Michael, are happy to announce the birth of their first grandchild, James Elliott Schwartz, in May 2022. James is the son of their son, Joshua, and daughter-in-law, Jade. They are thrilled! He is already entertaining the family with his musical prowess.

Baby Marks

Kyndal Michel Marks ’07 and her husband, Sam, welcomed Helen Elizabeth Marks on Friday, Nov. 4 and she was 6 lbs, 14 oz and 19 ¾ inches long. 


Pat (Tyler) Perin '45  September 10, 2022
Bob Greiwe SBS '46 November 9, 2022
John “Jack” C. Sherman SBS ’50 September 18, 2022
Paul Arling SBS '51  September 10, 2022
Paul Schneider SBS ’59 November 2, 2022
Louise Regina Aug ’60 October 10, 2022





Alissa J. Sammarco ’83 and Robert A. Perez, Sr. were married at the Christ Church Cathedral (Cincinnati) in Feb. 2022.

Laura Reiter ’93 married Eddie Heath Jr. on Sept. 19, 2020, at Matter Park in a small ceremony joined by both of their children as the wedding party. Together they have nine children.

Katie (Carroll) Smith GMS ’94 and Jason Aldridge were married at the Madison Event Center on Nov. 6, 2022.

Barrett Albrecht ’11 and Rebecca McDonough were married on Oct. 1, 2022 in Cincinnati.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel

Matthew Schiess ’12 and Sara Wawrzynski were married in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel at Summit on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

R Carter Fee 17 wedding photo

R. Carter Fee ’17 and Kari Kraus were married on Oct. 22, 2022 at Summit’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel.


Class Notes


Elaine (Murray) Turowski ’63, aka Helene Murre, and her husband, Hank Turowski, have produced their second children’s book, “Horrible Henry.” It is available on Amazon, as is their first book, “Ella and her Umbrella”.



Dexter Bailey ’80 will be inducted into the P. Douglas O’ Keefe Athletics Hall of Fame at Xavier University on Feb. 17 at the Cintas Center. “Bailey, a three-time team rebounding champion, stands 15th on the XU all-time rebounding list with 730. Bailey also recorded 1,139 points, good for No. 38 on the XU all-time list.

He made an immediate impact on the Musketeers as a freshman and helped XU to an 8-3 record and first place finish in the MCC regular season race, XU’s first MCC title. After that 12-16 season, the Musketeers slipped to 8-20 before rebounding in the 1982-83 season. That year saw Bailey average 11.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, helping Xavier to a 22-8 record, an MCC Tournament Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 1960-61 season. Bailey earned AP and UPI Second Team All-MCC honors… After graduating from Xavier, he was drafted in the 10th round of the 1984 NBA Draft by Denver.” (Xavier University)

Tim McGowan ’80 is now the president of Maple Knoll Communities.

Classmates from the Class of 1982 met on Dec. 2 at Unwind for a mini-reunion. Alumni in attendance were: Julie (Heine) Bleh ’82, Brian Brockhoff ’82, Nan (Kohnen) Cahall ’82, Teresa Donovan ’82, Bizzy (Castleberry) Driscoll ’82, Sara (Mattingly) Hill ’82, Grace (Baluyot) Kerr ’82, Tina (Walter) Kroencke ’82, Walt McBride ’82, Kyndle McMurry ’82, Molly (Hinckley) Mullee ’82, Alison (Forristal) O’Neill ’82, Sandy Pauly ’82, Annmarie (Mullen) Pollard ’82, Stephanie (Novak) Roma ’82, Karen Talty ’82, Kelly (Koenig) Windholtz ’82, Tracy Green GMS ’78.


Brian Brockhoff ’82 co-chaired Rockin’ at Riverfest 2022 benefitting Best Point Education & Behavioral Health.

Nan (Kohnen) Cahall ’82 started as the Government Relations Manager with the Council on Aging for Southwest Ohio in Sept. 2022. Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio (COA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults, people with disabilities, their families and caregivers.

Alissa Sammarco ’83 will debut her poetry book, Beyond the Dawn, and will be released Sept. 2023 by Turning Point Publishers. You can check out her website for updates, ordering information, readings and contact information.

Andrew Dewitt BMS ’85, and Marty and Nick Ragland SBS ’58 are among the campaign chairs for the Cincinnati Art Museum’s newest campaign, “A New View.” Manuel Chavez III BMS ’91 is a cabinet member for the campaign.

Robin Sibcy Sheakley Julie Back Pam Dixon Sibcy Rob Sibcy

Julie (Kelley) Back ’87, Executive Sales Vice President of Sibcy Cline’s Hyde Park office, has been named the top sales agent for the state of Ohio for 2022 for the sixth consecutive year. This announcement was made at the Ohio REALTORS® convention and expo held in Cleveland, Ohio in late September.

Says Robin (Sibcy) Sheakley GMS ‘87, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors, “With over 36,000 active members in Ohio REALTORS®, ranking number one is an incredible thing to accomplish. This is such a tremendous honor for her and we are very proud of her achievements. Julie works very hard for her clients and we are thrilled she has been recognized at the top for Ohio once again.”

Julie was also named Sibcy Cline’s top agent in early September. She has held this honor for the past 11 years in a row. In addition, she has been named the top agent in the city for seven straight years as part of the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors® Circle of Excellence in 2015–2021.

Adds Rob Sibcy, Chairman of the Board and Pamela (Dixon) Sibcy ’66, Vice President of Marketing, “We have worked closely with Julie for many years. She is very focused, gets the job done and makes sure her clients are well served. She has excellent communication and negotiation skills and we are happy she is part of Sibcy Cline.”



Laura Reiter's ’93 son, Weston, received the Lily Scholarship, which provided a full ride to Rose Hulman. He is also playing soccer for Rose. He will be studying software engineering. Eddie’s son, Izexk, was diagnosed with renal failure in May of 2020. They are faithful that he will have a successful transplant soon - he is 14 years old. Laura’s father, Stephen Reiter, passed away in June 2020. He was an avid fan of the Summit sports team, purchased a hot dog machine for the school, and provided carpet for the lounge in Laura’s junior year. He also used his trucking company to support Summit’s relief drive to Florida for hurricane victims. Laura left her position as the Director of the women’s ministry at The Grant County Rescue Mission’s Open Heart Ministry for Women and children to teach 4th grade at Eastbrook South Elementary in Upland, Indiana.

Lindsay Botsford ’98 was appointed by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) to join the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). PTAC was created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) to improve how the federal Medicare program pays physicians for the care they provide to Medicare beneficiaries. This independent advisory committee makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on physician payment models and related topics. She will begin a three-year term in 2023.



Class of 2001 Gathering

Classmates from the Class of 2001 got together to celebrate Topher’s 40th birthday! Topher Sheldon ’01, Tate Yarnell ’01, Andrew Brun ’01, Dave Shayeson ’01, and Chris Koepfer ’01 were all in attendance.

Devin Bostick SMS ’07 founded LuckyTruck, a company that helps commercial trucking companies purchase and manage insurance. Devin has now changed roles to be the president.


Emily Hogya ’13 took on a new role as an Associate Investment Manager with Foster & Motley (Cincinnati).


Calvin Spanbauer

Calvin Spanbauer ’16 is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) program at Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs. He is a member of the Behavioral Science and Policy Lab and is advised by Dr. Elke Weber. In his research, Calvin investigates the sociopolitical dynamics of energy transitions in the U.S., China, and Germany. Ultimately, he aims to facilitate a more nuanced understanding of energy policies across these three countries and improve the management of sociopolitical responses in energy transitions.

Previously, Calvin worked as a power market reform intern at RMI, an energy and environmental policy intern at China Policy, and a transportation system analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Calvin holds a Master’s in China Studies from Peking University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Ohio State University.

Clubs & Chapters

Kirsten Michel ’11 is the Club Host for the Summit’s Washington DC Alumni Club.