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Jill Ericksen McBride

Whitesboro, Texas

Jill received the Sharon Shoulders Award. The award recognizes the great women of professional bull riding; those whose work, partnership and faith has been as integral to the sport as the athletes themselves. 

Heather Nicholson Leader

Lincoln, Nebraska

Heather received the SHAPE NE (Society of Health & Physical Education) High School Teacher of the Year. 

Chuck J. Duchek

Lincoln, Nebraska

Chuck recently retired after 44 years in the sporting goods industry. He now enjoys spending more time with his family, which includes grandchildren Emma and Liam, and playing golf.

Jeffrey L. Hageman

Omaha, Nebraska

Jeffrey recieved the Male Athlete of the Year Award at the Cornhusker State Games Banquet held in Lincoln on November 1st. 

Richard G. Watson

Yountville, California

Richard wrote to reminisce about his time at Doane, staying in the Men's Hall, seeing Merrill Hall before it burnt down and he noted the many changes on campus since his time at Doane. Mr. Watson spent his civilian life teaching a variety of high school courses. 



Verna Valsin Grabowski

North Platte, Nebraska 

Verna volunteers in the McDavid Catholic Grade School Library. 

James L. Bruning

Canal Winchester, Ohio

James was presented with the Marquis Who's Who Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in April 2018. 

Evelyn Sweetser

Garner, North Carolina 

Evelyn recently found a postcard she wrote to her mother when she attended a church camp on the Crete campus. "June 16th, 1960: Dear Mom, Hope your camp survived the storm. I bet it's a muddy mess. The campus here is! Trees down, lighting struck the chapel while the whole camp was in it and the lights went out for quite a while but the damage was upstairs and no one was hurt. It was talent night and in-between acts. Pretty exciting! The ceiling (plaster) fell in one girl's dorm room and the windows were all open in the boy's dorm, and some in girls, so lamps and things were broken and wet but, as I said, no one hurt. Have been getting more sleep and rest than anyone else I think. Meals are terrific. Love, Evelyn."

Daniel DePasquale

Niagara Falls, New York 

Daniel and his wife Trudie went on a four day trip to Peru. They visited the lost city of the Inca's - Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Lima. They cruised back from Lima to San Diego. Their next adventure is taking them to Azores and Tangier in Morocco. 

Glenn E. Mitchell

Port Arthur, Texas

Glenn was inducted into the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association Hall of Fame in July 2018.


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