Department of Math & Physics Alumni

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2012

Jack Wojcicki

Josh Luber

Wendy Alvarez

Kim Becvar

Mike Garza

Sergey Kutserubov

Garrett Wiegle

2011

Jeremy Pope (Math and Physics major)
Joined Sports Engineering Program at Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England
PopeJ@hawks.rockhurst.edu

Maureen Whalen (Math major)
WhalenME@hawks.rockhurst.edu

Graham Mumm (Math major)
MummG@hawks.rockhurst.edu

James Riddell (Math and Chemistry major)
RiddellJ@hawks.rockhurst.edu

Hilary Huff (Math and Biology major)
HuffH@hawks.rockhurst.edu

Luke Pretz (Math and Economics major)
Joined PhD. in Economics program at University of Massachusetts Amherst
PretzL@hawks.rockhurst.edu

Alex Thorne (Math and Physics major)
Network Administrator, Rockhurst University
Also joined master's program in Computer Science at UMKC
ThorneC@hawks.rockhurst.edu

James Rogers (Math and Economics major)
RogersJ@hawks.rockhurst.edu

2010

Grant Andersen (English, Math minor)
anderseng@hawks.rockhurst.edu

Katelyn Carr (Math major, spanish minor, biology minor)
Pharmacy School at University of Kansas

Lauren Giesler (Math, Theater minor)
Associate Analytical Programmer, PRA International
GieslerLauren@praintl.com

Justin Jamour (Math and Physics)
jamourj@hawks.rockhurst.edu

Matt Littleton (Math and Physics, Philosophy and Theology minors)
UMKC Mechanical Engineering Program
LittletonM@hawks.rockhurst.edu

Alaina Manning (Math & Economics)
Graduate Student, Math
Saint Louis University
manninga@hawks.rockhurst.edu

Jeanette Powers (Math, Physics, and Philosophy)
Graduate Student, Physics, University of Kansas
strange.gen.et@gmail.com

Dan Shaver (Math, Secondary Education, Philosophy)
Math Teacher, Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City KS
shaverd@hawks.rockhurst.edu

2009

Kevin Cerveny (Math and Chemistry)
Union Bank, Kansas City, MO
kctd05@yahoo.com

Andrew Killen (Math and Physics) 
Teacher, Kansas City Missouri School District
Master of Education program, Rockhurst University
killena@hawks.rockhurst.edu

Meghan Morris (Math)
Graduate Student, Math
Saint Louis University
morrism@slu.edu

Amber Pelzl (Biology, Math minor)
Medical School, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Chris Shaver (Math, Management, Theology)
Graduate Student, Math
St. Louis University 
christophereshaver@gmail.com

Kaleb Waite (Math, Physics, and Philosophy)
waitek@hawks.rockhurst.edu

2008

Jacob Ambrose (Math and Physics)
UMKC Civil Engineering Degree 
jacob.ambrose@ymail.com

Peter Huhnerkoch (Math and Accounting)
Herfordt, Shelton, Mertens & Couch Tax Accountant
phuhnerkoch@hsmc-cpa.com

Melissa Ruhlman (Math and Chemistry)
Medical School, St. Louis University
mruhlman@sbcglobal.net

Michael Seagrass (Math)
Graduate Student, Mathematics UMKC
mseagrass@yahoo.com

2007

Josephine Arzola (Math & Economics)
Graduate Student, Economics
University of Kansas
arzolajo@gmail.com

Carl Baker (Math and Physics)
Monk, St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchison, KS
carl.s.baker@gmail.com

Nicholas Brubaker (Math)
Carpenter, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
nicholasbrubaker@gmail.com

Nick Centonze (Computer Science)
Software Engineer, Cerner, Kansas City, MO
pike85@gmail.com

John Donaldson (Math and Physics)
Midwest Research Institute
jdonaldson@mriresearch.org

Cathy Dowd (Math)
Actuarial Associate
Lewis & Ellis, Overland Park, Ks 
Cathydowd123@yahoo.com

Erin Herrmann (Math and English)
Master's degree program in English
Creighton University
herrmanne@gmail.com

Jennifer Lamoureux (Math and Physics)
jennyll2000@aol.com

Adam Trotter (Math)
One Way Caravan

Maureen Weber (Math and Chemistry)

2006

Jesse Bexten (Computer Science and Math)
Programmer, Shelter Insurance Companies, Columbia, MO
JBexten@ShelterInsurance.com

Lauren Cardwell (Math) 
Teacher, Hickman Mills School District
Master of Education program, Rockhurst University
cardwelll@rockhurst.edu

Brandon Distler (Math and Physics)
Graduate School, Nuclear Engineering, University of Missouri - Rolla
bpdmt9@umr.edu

Lynn Fullenkamp (Math)
Law School, University of Notre Dame
lcfully@juno.com

Ryan Powderly (Math and Accounting)
Graduate School, Business Administration, Rockhurst University
PowderlyR@rockhurst.edu

Brennan Ransdell (Math)
midmomusicman@hotmail.com

Heather Renier (Math)
Internal Wholesaler
Jackson National Life Insurance, Denver, Colorado
herb713@hotmail.com

Karla Schroff (Math and Theology)
siglinde26@yahoo.com

Scott Siegel (Math)
Gym Teacher/Soccer Coach
Christ the King School, Kansas City, MO
stasoccer05@yahoo.com

Laura Setchfield (Math and Psychology)
Graduate Assistant, Mathematics
St. Louis University
lsetchfi@slu.edu

Jonathon Vandergriff-Hughes (Computer Science and Math)
Programmer/Analyst Specialist
Advancement Services and Donor Relations
University of Missouri, Kansas City
vandergriffj@umkc.edu
www.jonvandergriff.com

2005

Caroline Donnelly (Computer Science and English)
Software Engineer, Cerner, Kansas City, MO
carolinevdonnelly@gmail.com

David Glenn (Math)
Teacher, Shawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park, KS
davidglenn@smsd.org

Bob Hegarty (Math and Physics)
Midwest Research Institute
rhegarty@mriresearch.org

Jarrod McMains (Math and Physics)
Graduate School, Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas
jmcmain@uark.edu

Natalie (Simon) Shivers (Math)
National City Bank, St. Louis, MO 
auroral12@hotmail.com

2004

Emily Bussen (Math and Economics)
Youth In Need
St. Louis, MO 
bussen11@hotmail.com

Steve Cisetti (Computer Science)
inferno27@kc.rr.com

Matthew Duran (Physics and Math)
Graduate Student, Physics, University of Tennessee Space Institute
mp2duran@yahoo.com

Rob Hensley (Computer Science)
US Bank, Minneapolis
cob027@yahoo.com

Jenny Simmons (Math and Finance)
Graduate Student, Finance, Rockhurst University
mabellynn@yahoo.com

Deborah Turner-Bey (Math and Physics)
Studying Philosophy at UMKC
turner_bey@yahoo.com

2003

Ryan Bridges (Math)
Perparing for law school 
bridges_c_ryan@hotmail.com

Mentor Bytyqi (Computer Science and Math)
Programming Analyst, Butler MFG, Kansas City
mentorb@hotmail.com

Jonathan Chambers (Math and Chemistry)
Graduate student, UMKC Masters of Anesthesia Program
jrcn87@umkc.edu

Jason Downing (Math, Computer Science, and Physics)
Midwest Research Institute
jdowning@mriresearch.org

Austin R. Flowers (Computer Science)
Teacher, St. John's College, Belize City, Belize C.A.
djumar1@hotmail.com

Jake Hervert (Physics and Math)
Graduate Student, Physics, Creighton University 
jherv17@hotmail.com

Jeff Nevinski (Math and Computer Science)
High School Teacher, Raytown, MO
jeff@nevinski.com

Leonard Paletta (Math and Economics)
Training to be an actuarial analyst 
lenpaletta@hotmail.com

Mario Perez (Computer Science)
Graduate assistant, Rockhurst Health Services
Student in Rockhurst MBA program
supermariopc@gmail.com

Sarah (Pomerenke) Hicks (Math)
Doctoral Candidate, Mathematics Education, University of Missouri
sjhicks24@yahoo.com

Margaret Richey (Math and Computer Science) 
Real Time Software Engineer, Boeing, Mesa, AZ.
richeym@cs.wisc.edu

Sara Terhune (English and Math)
Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Notre Dame Middle School, Milwaukee, WI
sara_marie55@yahoo.com

2002

Kara Brown (Math)
Teacher, Lee's Summit High School
kara_b_10@rocketmail.com

Jennifer (Buford) Malone (Math)
Financial advisor, Waddell & Reed
jmalone@wradvisors.com

Stuart Keldon Kilzer (Math and Computer Science)
Boeing, Denver, CO
Stuart.K.Kilzer@boeing.com

Kristen (Rushing) Chavez (Math)
Teacher, Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, KS
kristenreneechavez@yahoo.com

Mike Watts (Math and Chemistry)
Medical student, St. Louis University
mikewatts47@hotmail.com

2001

Brianne (Bamberger) Breed (Math, Physics, and Spanish)
Sales Manager of Commodity Cheeses
T.C. Jacoby & Co., St. Louis, MO
brianne@jacoby.com

Maria (Cordova) Broyles (Math and Psychology)
maria_broyles@yahoo.com

Anna Deken (Math and Physics)
Teaching high school mathematics, Casa Grande, Arizona
annakate_deken@myfamily.com

Adam Harrington (Physics and Math)
Physicist, Hitachi America Ltd., Tarrytown, New York (also Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo Japan)
Medical/Cancer Treatment Research and Development—Proton Beam Therapy
adam.harrington@hal.hitachi.com

Courtney (Kies) Bokenkroger (Math)
Staff Statistician
Midwest Research Institute
cbokenkroger@mriresearch.org

Colleen (Simpson) Lafferty (Math)
Pharmacy student at UMKC
colleen@boblafferty.com

Aaron McDonald (Math)
Graduate Student, Biomathematics, University of Utah 
aaronatrock@hotmail.com

Nick Mossie (Computer Science)
Linux Programmer/Analyst, Context Fusion
nick@initiated.com

Sara Wood (Math and Psychology)
Mortgage Industry, Kansas City
SWood@bankbv.com

2000

Megan Nugent Galicia (Math, Spanish, Philosophy)
Student Assessment
Texas Education Agency
Austin, TX
megan.galicia@tea.state.tx.us

1999

Laurie Kertz (Math)
Physical Therapist

Vincent Toms (Math and Computer Science)
Feelance iOS and Android developer
Mobile Application Development, New York, NY.
vt@vinnyt.org

Jennifer Watts (Math)
Medical student, St. Louis University
wattsjl@slu.edu

1998

Stacey (Mueller) Muir, Ph.D. (Math and Psychology)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Scranton
muellers2@scranton.edu

Thi Quang Nguyen (Math)
Programmer Analyst, Worldspan, Kansas City
Thi.Nguyen@worldspan.com

Michael Twyman (Math)
Physician
twymanma@slu.edu

1997

Katie (Sellberg) Kiefer (Computer Science)
Senior Programmer/Analyst, H&R Block Financial Advisors
katie_kiefer@hotmail.com

Kenny Oxler (Computer Science and Math)
IBM - Senior I/T Specialist
koxler@us.ibm.com

Brian Schenck (Math and Education)
Teacher, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park, KS
bschenck@stasaints.net

1995

Matt Braunel (Math and Chemistry)
Patent Attorney
mbraunel@thompsoncoburn.com

Marian Eiberger Dryburgh (Math and Economics)
Ernst & Young - Tax
medryburgh@hotmail.com

Tamatha (Clary) Leuschen (Math)
Pembroke Hill Upper School, Instructor of Mathematics
tleuschen@pembrokehill.org

1994

Jim Edgington (Math and Physics)
Manager, Statistical Programming, Quintiles, Inc.
jim.edgington@quintiles.com

Eric Rouchka (Computer Science, Math, and Biology)
Visiting Professor, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, University of Louisville
eric.rouchka@louisville.edu

1991

Karen Braman (Math and Computer Science)
Assistant Professor, Mathematics, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Karen.Braman@sdsmt.edu

1989

Ron Hardin (Computer Informations Systems)
Chief Information Officer
Arizona Dept. Of Environmental Quality
ron.hardin@dmteks.com

1987

CeCe Evans Wall (Math)
Graduate Student, Education, Rockhurst University
cew37@comcast.net

Jeffrey M. (Jeff) Villmer (Computer Information Systems)
Manager, Software Engineering, MasterCard International
jeff_villmer@mastercard.com

1984

Louis Rios (Computer Science)
Sr. Programmer/Analyst, American Century Investments
louis_rios@americancentury.com

1983

Gina Speese (Computer Science ’83 and Nonprofit Leadership certification ‘08)
Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Rockhurst University
gina.speese@rockhurst.edu

Ed Van Buskirk (Computer Science)
Computer Consultant, www.we-are-it.com
youritdept@we-are-it.com

1982

John Cigas (Math and Computer Science)
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Rockhurst University
john.cigas@rockhurst.edu

Steve Tesch (Computer Science)
Systems Integration Specialist - IBM
stesch@us.ibm.com

1981

Patricia Ann Zollmann Kissinger (Mathematics and Secondary Education)
pzkissinger@hotmail.com

1980

Frank Pendleton (Physics)
Senior Scientist for Midwest Research Institute
fpendleton@mriresearch.org

Mike Storms (Math and Computer Science)
Senior - IT Architect
stormsm@us.ibm.com

1979

Steve Mendenhall (Math and Computer Science)
Principle Member of the Technical Staff, AT&T Corp.
stevem@att.com

1978

Stephen Yurkovich, Ph.D. (Engineering Science, Math, Physics)
Louis Beecherl, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Engineering Program Head, Systems Engineering
800 West Campbell Rd.,
EC39
Richardson, TX 75080
Office: 972-883-2305

steve.yurkovich@utdallas.edu

ecs.utdallas.edu/systems-engineering/yurkovich.html

1976

Gregory E. Muleski (Math and Engineering)
Principal Engineer, Midwest Research Institute
gmuleski@mriresearch.org

1974

Richard Bahner (Math)
Math Department Chair
Sacred Heart High School, Sedalia, MO
richbane@yahoo.com

1971

Johnny B. Holmes, Ph.D. (Physics)
Professor of Physics and Dean of the School of Sciences
Christian Brothers University, Memphis 
jholmes@cbu.edu

1970

Richard (Dick) Kies (Math)
Retired AT&T Computer Systems Designer, Current Part-time teacher, St. Regis School, Kansas City, MO 
rjkies@swbell.net

1969

Bob Hegarty (Physics, Math, and Engineering Science)
Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Rockhurst University
bob.hegarty@rockhurst.edu

1966

John M. Soptick (Math)
Professor, Mathematics Dept.
Kansas City Kansas Community College
jsoptick@toto.net

Phillip F. Stambaugh (Math)
Senior Vice President
Nantucket Bank
pfs@nantucketbank.com

1964

Edward Kinerk, S.J. (Math)
President, Rockhurst University
edward.kinerk@rockhurst.edu

Tom McCullough (Math)
Chief Operating Officer - DST Systems, Inc.
tamccullough@dstsystems.com

Thomas J. Peneski (Mathematics)
Chair, Department of Mathematics
Univ. of Wisconsin Colleges
tpeneski@uwc.edu

1963

Gerald Gannon (Math & Education)
Professor of Mathematics
California State University, Fullerton
ggannon@fullerton.edu

Mike Smith (Math & Physics)
Private Consultant, Doctor Neutron
Mike.Smith@DoctorNeutron.com

1958

Charles M. Gosselin Sr. (Math & Physics)
Physics Instructor, Rockhurst University
gosselincsr@att.net

1952

Manuel Berriozábal (Mathematics)
Professor of Applied Mathematics 
The University of Texas at San Antonio
mberriozabal@utsa.edu

Charles Himmelberg (Mathematics)
Professor of Mathematics 
The University of Kansas
himmelberg@math.ukans.edu