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Dr. Thomas John Papadimos (MED ’78) has been awarded a Fulbright All-Disciplines Award to Athens, Greece. While in Greece, he will teach a palliative medicine course at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine during fall 2020. Papadimos is a clinical professor of anesthesiology in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University.

**Stephanie Dutchess Trudeau (A/S ’78) has been named to The Best Lawyers in America as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in the State of Ohio and Top 25 Women Attorneys in Cleveland by Ohio Super Lawyers. She currently serves as president, fellow and also a trustee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation and is a retired partner of Ulmer & Berne, LLP.


**Trina L. Buettner (Pharm ’89) has been appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine to the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. The board regulates the practices of pharmacy and the legal distribution of drugs. She is the pharmacy director at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital.

Samantha Randazzo (Law ’89) is the safety compliance officer at Colonial Downs Racetrack, located in New Kent, Va. Her position focuses to ensure all activities and practices that involve the training and racing of horses at the track meet required safety standards and regulatory guidelines.

*Hon. Connie (Farmer) Zemmelman (Law ’81) received the 2020 YWCA Milestones Award for her role in government. The award honors Northwest Ohio women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and who, through their efforts and accomplishments, have opened doors for other women to achieve their potential. Zemmelman also received the 2020 Director’s Award from the executive director of Lucas County Children Services.



*Lauren Davis (A/S ’91) was hired as membership associate of the Henderson, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. She has 27 years of experience in the hospitality industry and prior to the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, she was the director of sales at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino. Davis is a former president of the UToledo Alumni Association Las Vegas Chapter.


*Dr. Ashley K. Fernandes (A/S ’94, A/S ’94, Honors ’94) received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the The UToledo College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Homecoming 2019. He also was awarded both the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award for the second time, and The Ohio State University College of Medicine Professor of the Year Award, the highest teaching award bestowed by the graduating class. Fernandes is the director of Competency for Professionalism at the College of Medicine and the associate director of the Center for Bioethics, teaching medical ethics and practicing primary care and hospital pediatrics.


**John Kerr (Bus ’86, MBA ’90) was promoted to vice president of procurement and supply chain at Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. (PBE), located in Bowling Green, Ohio. In this role, he will lead the strategies and execution of the company’s procurement, supply chain and production planning teams. PBE manufactures high-performance absorbent products, and footwear safety solutions with applications in healthcare, industrial processing and at-home use.


James R. Gant (A/S ’94, Law ’99) was appointed to the board of trustees of Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. Gant is the deputy superintendent for Toledo Public Schools.


Melissa Greenlee (Eng ’96) was promoted to vice president of manufacturing and engineering at Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. (PBE), located in Bowling Green, Ohio. In this role, she will focus on achieving efficiencies in the company’s manufacturing process, enhancing associate retention and engagement and overseeing current and future growth projects. PBE manufactures high-performance absorbent products, and footwear safety solutions with applications in healthcare, industrial processing and at-home use.


John Wilson (Law ’93) was recently appointed to the Alma College Board of Trustees and is a 2020 Outstanding Ambassador Award recipient. He earned his bachelor of arts in history and business administration from Alma College in 1990, was a member of the Kiltie Marching Band, ran cross country, was on staff at The Almanian student newspaper and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Since 2008, Wilson has operated Wilson Law Office, P.C., a small practice in Midland, Mich. that focuses on family law/divorce and criminal defense, and also provides general legal services.



*Merida Allen (Univ Coll ’03, Ed ’10, LLSS ’13) was named associate dean of students and executive director for the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center at the University of Dayton.


Jill M. Brown (MEd ’01) is the director of the Coral Springs Museum of Art. She will guide the museum through a re-opening from the coronavirus pandemic through cultural development, new program initiative and strategic planning.


Dr. Lori (Huber) Ernsthausen (Pharm ’03, Honors ’03, PharmD ’05) was selected as a Lake Local Schools 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. She was the co-valedictorian of the Class of 1999, was on the High Honor Roll for four years, a member of the National honor Society, earned 10 varsity letters and was named Lake Senior Female Athlete of the Year. Ernsthausen is the associate dean of curricular affairs for the College of Pharmacy at the University of Findlay in Ohio and teaches several pharmacology, pathophysiology and therapeutics disease classes and coordinates the advanced self-care course. Ernsthausen has authored or co-authored seven peer-reviewed publications and 14 peer-reviewed posters and presentations in the field of pharmacology.


Mansor Fall (Bus ’00) is the director of financial planning and analysis at Goodwill Industries in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Kimberly S. Lindquist (MNRS ’07) was appointed to the Michigan Board of Nursing by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. She is the dean of health sciences and the director of nursing at Monroe County Community College in Monroe, Mich.

Williams (right)

Kyle Christopher Williams (A/S ’09, NSM ’12, Honors ’12) and Miranda Mary Marshall were married on Aug. 22 at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Cincinnati. Kyle is a technical specialist in the Flow Cytometry Department at Medpace and Miranda is a privately employed nurse. The couple resides in Cincinnati.


Arling (left)

*Nathan Arling (HHS ’19, Honors ’19) and Kayla New were wed on Aug. 1 at Grace Baptist Church in Sidney, Ohio.

Biederstedt (left)

*Blake Biederstedt (Eng ’17, Honors ’17) and Julie Ely were united in marriage on April 4 at the Scioto Reserve Country Club, located in Powell, Ohio. Due to COVID-19, the reception has been postponed to March 27, 2021. Blake is a new model engineer at Honda in Marysville and Julie is a second grade teacher at Monterey Elementary School in Grove City, Ohio.

Burrow (left)

*John Burrow (Eng ’17) and Olivia Stallkamp announced their engagement and upcoming wedding on Oct. 3. John is employed by Janotta & Herner, Inc. as a designer/surveyor and Olivia is an intervention specialist at North Point Educational Service Center in Sandusky, Ohio. The couple resides in Norwalk, Ohio.


Dr. Mario Castillo-Sang (RES ’10) is one of the nation’s leading experts in heart valve surgery and specializes in minimally-invasive mitral valve surgery at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, Ky.



*Halie Morris (Bus ’20, Honors ’20) accepted a full-time position with Double A Solutions as a podcast coordinator one month after graduation. She hosts, creates and runs two podcasts from start to finish.