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Erin Zeller Craven

Class of '06, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '10, Master of Education

Class of '13, Master of Education

Erin Zeller Craven ’06, ’10E, ’13E, Platte Center, was recently appointed to principal at Shell Creek Elementary School within the Columbus Lakeview School District.

Jennifer L. Gustafson

Class of '06, College of Arts and Sciences

Jennifer L. Gustafson ’06, Littleton, Colo. married Justin Limon on May 10, 2019.  Jennifer is director of product for AbsenceSoft.

John R. Perry

Class of '64, College of Arts and Sciences

John R. Perry ’64, Palo Alto, Calif., was the featured speaker at Doane University for the Fall Dredla Speakers Series. Perry’s talk, “Finding One’s Self,” was delivered to an overflowing room of 200 students. Perry is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Riverside.

Karen Hochstetler Lamb

Class of '83, College of Arts and Sciences

Karen Hochstetler Lamb ’83, Lincoln, was the recipient of the Paul Kersenbrock Humanitarian Award at the 2019 Doane Homecoming Alumni Banquet. Because of her efforts to feed the hungry and aid those in need, Karen embodies the spirit of the Paul Kersenbrock Humanitarian Award and is a true Tiger worthy of distinction. 

Dr. Terri J. Vrtiska

Class of '83, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Terri J. Vrtiska ’83, Rochester, Minn., was recognized for 25 years of service as a Mayo Clinic physician where she currently practices as an associate professor in the Department of Radiology.

Thomas R. Brewer

Class of '84, College of Arts and Sciences

Thomas R. Brewer ’84, Gordon, announced he will run for a 2nd term for the Nebraska 43rd Legislative District.  Brewer currently serves as a State Senator for the 43rd district.

Taylor Bonow Biel

Class of '93, College of Arts and Sciences

Taylor Bonow Biel ’93, Fairbury, is coach of the Fairbury Softball Team.  The team won the recent state championship for Class C in Hastings.  In addition to serving as coach, Biel is a 9-12 guidance counselor in Fairbury.

Holly Bedient Parsley

Class of '93, College of Arts and Sciences

Holly Bedient Parsley ’93, Hickman, was awarded the Distinguished Judge Improvement of the Judicial System, given in recognition of contributions to the improvement of the judicial system, service as a trial judge or promotion of judicial efficiency.  Parsley was recognized for her leadership serving on the Nebraska Supreme Court Commission on Guardianship and Conservatorship, the Guardian and Conservatorship Forms and Rules Committee and the Bench-Media Committee. Parsley serves as a Lancaster County Judge.

Scott E. Prichard

Class of '93, College of Arts and Sciences

Scott E. Prichard ’93, Eaton, Colo. is a senior analytical chemist with Corden Pharma.

Douglas J. Jensen

Class of '94, College of Arts and Sciences

Douglas J. Jensen ’94, Nashville, Tenn., is a senior vice president, chief claims officer at Acceptance Insurance.

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