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**Charlene Hansen (Univ Coll ’03, MEd ’08) retired as an administrative secretary from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UToledo after 40 years of service.
*Deborah Sobczak (Bus ’00) recently retired from her position as director of student services, pre-pharmacy in The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She has worked in the college since 1995.
**Michael Ebner (A/S ’64) is the recipient of the Chicago History Museum’s J. Young Scammon Award for Distinguished Services. He served on the museum’s board of trustees for 30 years. During that time, he participated in three presidential searches and served on the board’s executive committee. Ebner is an emeritus professor of American history at Lake Forest College in Illinois.
Charles Altman (Eng ’82) was selected by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as the Veteran of the Day on Tuesday, March 16. He served as a flight officer, attaché and educator during his nearly 30-year career. Altman resides in Woodbury, Minn. with his family.
James Hazel (Law ’86) was appointed as presiding municipal judge for the Oro Valley Municipal Court in Tucson, Ariz.
John C. Webster (Eng ’80) was appointed as chair of MEA Energy Association Board of Trustees for 2021-2022. Currently, he is the director of the natural gas division at Hutchinson Utilities in Minnesota.
Yolanda Durden (MA ’94) has returned to her high school alma mater in Toledo, St. Ursula Academy, as their new alumnae engagement coordinator. In this role, she will be responsible for connecting alumnae to the school and each other by focusing on the school’s core values.
Randall D. Fuller (Law ’94) was named president-elect of the Ohio Association of Domestic Relations Judges. He is the judge of Delaware County Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations Division. As president-elect, Fuller also serves on the Ohio Judicial Conference Executive Committee.
Dr. Saeed Abdullah (Eng ’00) was appointed as secretary-general of the Federal Demographic Structure Council of the United Arab Emirates Cabinet. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president, prime minister and ruler of Dubai approved a resolution in early March of this appointment. Dr. Abdullah is an expert in demographic and productivity structures, strategic operations, economic development, business economics, labor, demographics, social policies, immigration and recruitment.
*Greg Cook (Univ Coll ’08, MEd ’19) and Chadd Schwartz (Eng ’08) helped serve breakfast to the children at Spring Elementary School in Toledo. Breakfast was donated by the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). Pictured (left to right) are Chadd Schwartz, Greg Cook, services manager at the UToledo Medical Center, Tony Capranica (AHEPA officer and Father Larry Legakis of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Toledo.
*Dr. Michele Soliz (MEd ’02, Ph.D. ’12) has been selected to serve as vice president for student affairs at Indiana State University, located in Terre Haute. In this position, she will serve on the president’s cabinet and supervise the dean of students, associate vice president for student affairs, executive director of residential life, the district manager of dining services, an assistant and executive assistant. Soliz was most recently the associate vice president for student success and inclusion at UToledo.
Erica (Davis) Bachorik (NRS ’13) and Adam Bachorik (LLSS ’13) are expecting their first baby in May 2021. Their son is sure to be a Rocket fanatic just like his parents.
Tylor Nester (A/S ’10, Ed ’10) was hired as the head football coach at Monroeville High School in Ohio. He is also the head wresting coach at the school and a junior high social studies teacher.
*Dave Tullis (HHS ’17) will be retiring from the position of chief of police in the Maumee, Ohio Police Division. He began his career with MPD in 1985, holding the following positions during his 36-year career: detective, sergeant, lieutenant, part of the special response team, managed bike patrol and more. In 2018, he became the interim chief and from there was appointed chief.