Pre-1980 Alumni

The following list is alphabetical by the names used at the time of graduation. Subsequent names are then listed after the first name. An asterisk next to a name means that an e-mail address is on file for that individual. If you would like to contact an individual, send an e-mail message to the school at spaadmin@kent.edu and we will forward it on. Please send any updates or additions to the same e-mail address. (updated 9/03)

  • Aldrich, Kate Tuomala* (aud, 76): owner/chief of Audiology of the Sandhill. Married with 1 daughter
  • Andino, Judith Pecorelli* (75, slp): senior SLP at Forum Health Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Armington, Marcye Bitler (slp + aud): widowed in 2002, resident of Florida (summers in Stow, OH), member of Suncoast Writers Guild, published poet, editor of local newsletter, author of children's book
  • Baliga, Gayathri* (77, slp): Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools in NC. Married with 2 grown kids
  • Barkley, Nancy Sassaman* (72, slp): Southeast local schools, retiring June 1, 2003. Married with 1 son
  • Bartlett, Paula Wieser* (75, slp): Hamilton County Department of Education. Has 2 children, 2 grandchildren and lives in Hixon, Tennessee-MA CCC-SLP 8/98 from University of Tenn.-Knoxville
  • Beatty, Debra Cowgill (79, slp): Northwest local schools and Fairless local schools
  • Berger, Wendy Gordan* (75, slp): Director of Department of Speech/Language Pathology at Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO. Married, with 1 son in the US Naval Academy and 1 in college
  • Berger, Debra Abel* (77, aud): owner of Alliance Audiology in Alliance, OH. Obtained Au.D. in 2002 and will be the reimbursement committee chairperson for AAA starting in July 03
  • Book, Terry Dawson* (60, slp): retired this semester-was clinic director at SUNY Geneseo. Daughter is an SLP, husband a KSU grad; continues to work part-time as a grad. practicum supervisor
  • Branson, Nikki Dickerhoof (79,slp): instructor at University of Akron and Kent State University (Stark Campus)
  • Brazar, Katherine* (64, slp): Adjunct faculty at Mount Union College in Alliance OH. Married with 4 children and 10 grandchildren
  • Brown, Jonathan* (74, aud): Professor: Clarion University, Clarion PA
  • Brown, Kathy Linnan* (74, slp): Assistant Professor and Clinical Supervisor at Clarion University of PA, 2 children
  • Bugner, Virginia Steinberg* (78, slp): retired after 30 years as an SLP in public schools
  • Calhoun, Jane Willson (75, slp): Director of Rehabilitation Medical College of Georgia Hospitals and Clinics. Married, 1 son, 1 daughter, and 2 cats
  • Callahan, Ruth* (74, slp): lead teacher of Special Education for speech/language services at DeKalb County Schools in Atlanta, GA
  • Chapman, Cheryl Hayes* (73, slp): executive secretary for 21st Century Insurance Company. Married for 30 years with 2 sons and 1 grandchild- now living in Southern California
  • Clarke, Martha* (71, slp): Magnolia School District
  • Clark, Brenda (slp): 4th grade teacher in Loudonville, OH. Close to retirement, 1 son living and 2 grandsons
  • Clark Eleanor Clark-Thomas* (slp): retired- manager of California Department of Education-Compliance Monitoring. Married with 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren
  • Cook, Carol Swartz (73, slp): retired after 30 years working in Wayne County. Has 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and plays tennis
  • Cosma, Janice McCabe* (72, slp): AGH Associates, Inc. Team teach in an integrated/inclusionary public school, pre-school setting. Married with 3 daughters
  • DelGarbino, Karen Chenol* (79, slp): Girard city schools, in Ohio. Married
  • Dendiu, Paula Beale* (76, aud): clinical audiologist at the Ohio E.N.T. Surgeons, Inc
  • DePompei, Galvin* (70, slp): retired. Married with 2 children and 4 grandchildren
  • DeSantis, Elsie* (69, slp): preschool special education teacher for Bedford City Schools
  • Dover, Crystal K. Carpenter* (73, slp): Buncombe County Schools. 2 adult children.
  • Edmunds, Deborah* (73, slp): Prince George's County Board of Education-Upper Marlboro, MD. Master's degree from Townson State university, married with 2 daughters. Live in Crofton, MD.
  • Ellen, Kristi Harbage* (76, aud): hearing aid professional/audiologist
  • Elsass, Paula Wayt* (71, slp): Columbiana Educational Service Center
  • Fabrizi, Lorraine Hardman* (79, slp): part-time at private practice, and at Austintown Local Schools, 27 years as an intern supervisor for graduate students from OU, Case Western Reserve, and KSU. Married for 25 years
  • Farris, Carolyn Thomas* (78, slp): Director of Speech Pathology Services at Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center. Married with 2 children
  • Fenton, Ann Furlong* ( 58, slp): retired from Johnstown PA public schools. Married with 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren
  • Ferreante* (58, slp): retired, private practice now limited. Enjoying the beautiful mountains of WNC
  • Fichter, George* (64, slp-aud): senior consultant for Gifted Educational Services, Schoolmatch in Columbus, OH
  • George, Carolyn Higdon* (72, slp): Interim Department Chair, University of MS, Department of Communicative Disorders and owner/CEO of Dr. Carolyn W. Watkins, P.C. Married with 2 daughters
  • Gold, Saralyn* (79, aud): Assistant Chief, Audiology and Speech Pathology Services. Married with 2 girls, works at Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Miami, FL. Received Ph.D. in 1986 from University of Buffalo
  • Goodman, Lawrette McCann* (68, slp): financial associate at Thrivent Financial. Married with 2 adult children. Received Masters degree from the University of Denver in 1969. Worked in SLP field for 20 years and then left to learn and do financial planning
  • Gram, Margaret Hamrock (73, slp): educational consultant on the seacoast of New Hampshire
  • Greenidge, Michelle* (79, slp): teacher of speech and hearing handicapped. Board of Education-city of New York Permanent Certification; Early Intervention
  • Grossman, Cindy Herschel* (61, slp): retired after 25 years working with language impaired children. Has lived in St. Louis since 1961, married with 3 children and 6 grandchildren
  • Greene, Nancy Richter* (aud): just retired from Orange County Public Schools in Florida, and 5 years in Ohio
  • Hageman, Marilyn Barber* (58, slp): reference librarian at Taylor Memorial Public Library in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, worked as a SLP in Portage County from 1958-1971. Married with 1 son,
  • Harrold, Roberta Borgia (70, slp): Plymouth South Middle School, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Married with 1 son in college
  • Held, Rhonda Martens* (65, slp): retired, received M.A. from Northwestern University in Language Pathology and Learning Disabilities. Psychoeducational Diagnostician for 18 years in pediatric office. Married with 2 daughters, moved to northern California. Hobbies include: extensive travel, hiking, reading groups, college level art history sequence
  • Hendrick, Mike* (68, slp): Canton City Schools. Head football coach for Timken Sr. High School. Ending 35th year in Canton schools, married with 2 children
  • Hicks, Carol* (72, slp): self-employed- V.P. Franchise Restaurant- KFC. Married with two sons
  • Hofmann, Joanne* (71, slp): Chicago Public Schools. Married to K.S.U. graduate
  • Hood, Linda* (74, aud): Professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University and visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong and Macquarie University in Syndney, Australia
  • Isele, Ron* (65, aud): Associate professor emeritus, Ohio University, School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences. Married with 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren
  • Johnson, Alex* (76, slp): Professor and Chair, Department of Audiology and Speech/Language Pathology at Wayne State University
  • Jones, Katherine Edmunson-Jones* (79, slp): Warren City Schools, Excell Therapy-Private Practice
  • Kellogg, Judith Raney* (65, slp): Rock Hill School District #3
  • Kemper, Cecelia Corley* (71, slp): Poyen School District and private practice. Married with 1 daughter
  • Klee (65, slp): P.S.I. Private schools-retired, Mentor Public Schools-retired, State of Ohio-Special Ed Department-Retired. Married for 50 years, 3 children, 6 grandchildren.
  • Kronemer, Sylvia Kronemer Freeman (50, slp): retired teacher of Akron Public Schools
  • Kutash, Marilyn Schneider (slp): earned an associate degree in Interior Design, was customer relations manager for her husband, now retired. Has 4 married children and 11 grandchildren
  • Laemmle, Paul* (65, slp): Clinical Psychologist, private practice and consultant to Law Enforcement and National Security Agencies. Living on Cape Cod near children and grandchildren
  • Lapidakis, John* (50, slp): earned M.A. degree from University of Southern California Occupational Therapy. Retired, past CEO of Lehigh Valley Associations of Rehab Center for 29 years. Married and living in Coopersburg, PA
  • Lawther, Susan Elizabeth* (78, slp): intervention specialists for Garfield Heights City Schools in OH. Married, with one daughter and one son
  • Leedy, Bonita Birkel* (70, slp): community/church volunteer and part-time nanny for a family. Married with 1 daughter. Lives in South Carolina. Worked in Human Resource Management for 20 years and continues to work part-time
  • Lentz, Lurie Horewitch* (78, slp): Masicopa County Regional School District. Currently works as T.S. Pappas Elementary School which serves the homeless population of Phoenix, AZ
  • Lynn, Kathy Wooten* (79, slp): Parma Community General Hospital. Married, continues to enjoy love of travel and plan trips this year to South Carolina and California
  • Mace, Ronda McClurg* (72,slp): Logan-Hocking Public Schools. Married for 29 years with 2 daughters
  • Maluso, John (49, slp): past president and current member of Youngstown Board of Education. Married with 1 daughter
  • Marks, Susan* (70, slp): community superintendent for Montgomery City Public Schools in Rockville, Maryland, was a SLP, elementary principle and director of technology. Married with 2 children.
  • Martin, Vonda Dundon* (61, slp): Headstart in Alliance and Massillon. Has worked for 8 school systems and was field supervisor for student teachers in speech path. for Akron University. Retired in 1998, but works part-time and has 2 children- one is a KSU graduate
  • Martini, Carol* (79, slp): Mansfield city schools. Married for 23 years, live in Manfield, OH and have 4 children
  • McKeon, Marianne Abrigo* (62, slp): owner of Marianne Abrigo Properties on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Has 2 sons and 3 grandchilren
  • McBride, Mary Mellen* (68, slp): Colchester Public Schools Preschool Program. Married with 3 children, live in Connecticut, hobbies include gardening, skiing, biking, and swimming. Graduated with a M.A. from University of Connecticut
  • Middleswarth, Karen (77, slp): Bellevue City Schools
  • Mirman, Edria Ragosia* (71, slp): Assistant Professor and Clinical Supervisor at Tennessee State University. Mother of 3, grandmother of 7, married for 45 years
  • Moore, Diane Hein* (78, slp): married
  • Morabito, Pete* (72, slp): Budget and Planning Officer for The Ohio State University Extension Columbiana County Chair. Retired elementary school principal-Austintown Local; married (to Karen Pappas, KSU, 71) with 2 children
  • Morell, Mary Lettieri (78, slp): Portage County Board of MRDD/Happy Day School. Married, active with Special Olympics and local charity organizations
  • Mouyard, Madonna Stoioff* (aud, 72): director; department of Speech, Audiology, and Neurodiagnostics at Lake Forest Hospital
  • Nienaltowski, Rita (70, slp): Jennings Center-skilled nursing facility. Married with 2 children, enjoy playing golf in San Diego
  • O'Brien, Richard (65, slp): retired
  • Paul, Priscilla Haden* (65, slp): certified program reviewer, Ohio Department of Education Division Early Childhood. Retired after 31 years of being an SLP
  • Pavlich, Cathy Kerechanin* (77, slp): Greenville County Schools in Greer, SC. Works with children from kindergarten through 8th grade. Married with 2 sons and 4 daughters.
  • Phillips, Deborah Flemming* (69, slp): special programs supervisor for Reynoldsburg City Schools in OH. Worked as an SLP in Tuscarawas County and then assumed position of supervisor for all disability areas in Columbus, OH. Married with 1 daughter
  • Picciano, Pam* (75, slp): Dayton Public Schools and Children's Medical Center
  • Plotzky, Ellen* (74, slp): St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Pope, Jennifer Blickle (75, aud): not currently working
  • Pugliese, Francine Anstey* (69, slp): retired, MEd from University of Pittsburg in Deaf Ed. in 1970. Various jobs in speech path., deaf ed. in PA&NY. Married with 4 children
  • Rector, Kathryn* (73, slp): owner, director of Crossroads Speech and Hearing Inc.
  • Ricchetti, Katherine Bowen* (74, slp): Sarasota County Schools in Florida
  • Richard, Susan J.R. Vorwerk* (60, slp): President of: Susan Vorwerk, MAT, CCC-SLP Speech and Language Pathology Services, PC
  • Robinson, Dorothea* (79, slp): Akron Public Schools. Current President of OSLHA; past President of OSSPEAC. Married
  • Rose, Mondra Fazely* (79, slp): self-employed-private practice. Married with 1 son
  • Rupert, Paula Tolin* (79, slp): Sandy Valley Local Schools. Married with 3 children
  • Rupert, Sandra* (76, slp): Oconee county schools in Seneca, SC. Married
  • Saunders, Zane* (66, slp): retired from director of speech pathology and audiology at Neasington Children's Hospital
  • Shearer, Linda* (64, slp): Co-director, Training and Technical Assistance Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. Still enjoys working in communication disorders, consults and trains children with autism. Lives in Richmond, VA with her husband.
  • Siegel-Sadewitz, Vicki (70, slp): Earned her M.S. from Columbia University in 1972. Past supervisor and director of speech and hearing clinic at William Paterson University, research associate and faculty member of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Departments of Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology, Bronx, NYC. 2003 Winner of the Mimi Marzelle Fund from the New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association. Married with two sons.
  • Silvivi, Al* (69, slp): Director-Esternal Relations, Buckeye TeleSystem in Toledo, OH
  • Small, Larry* (77, aud): Associate Professor at Bowling Green University, OH. Director of University Honors Program 91-96. Published book, "Fundamentals of Phonetics: A practical guide for students" in 1999
  • Smida, Jeanette Wallach* (62, slp): retired, was in school setting, rehab setting, private practice and in conjunction with dental community. Married with 2 children and 6 grandchildren. Enjoying family traveling and a new home
  • Smith, Deborah* (71, slp): Maine Supervisory Administrative District #75
  • Sombati, Cheryl* (68, slp): Tallmadge City Schools. Married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren
  • Sorice, Mary Sorice-Clark* (77, slp): married with 2 children
  • Spector, Paula* (74, slp): Chairperson, speech/language department at the National Tech Institute for the Deaf
  • Stevens, Margaret* (60, slp): retired from Ventura Unified School District in California. Left the field in 1967 and taught English for 28 years. Not married, no children
  • Stewart, Mary Porter* (78, slp): substitute teacher for Hudson City Schools. Married with two sons.
  • Titus, Muir* (71, slp): special education teacher for Youngstown City Schools. Married with 7 children and 6 grandchildren
  • Tondra, Janice (74, slp): Canton City Schools
  • Tracy, Jan (71, slp): retired from 30 years of public school speech therapy in Germany and Parma, OH
  • Vanta, Sandra* (77, slp): retired
  • Wachstem, Michele Zelcher-Wachstem* (73, slp): Haddon Twp Board of Education. Has 4 children, 2 boys, 2 girls, all attending Rutgers University
  • Weaver, Carol Soberano* (68, slp): Easter Seals of South East PA. Retired from Barberton City Schools after 31 years of service, joined husband in Massachusetts, now in Philadelphia area. Works part-time and travels to OH frequently
  • Wells, Dorothy DeFrance* (64, slp): retired
  • West, Michael* (74, slp): sales representative in Akron, OH
  • Williams, Susan Stratton* (75, slp): Boardman local schools. Married with 1 daughter
  • Wonsetler, Sandy Pernotto* (70, slp): Caddo Parish Schools in Shreveport, LA. Married with 5 grown children. Raised children and then returned to school system 10 years ago
  • Wismar, Carol Carpenter* (76, slp): Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22