Fall 2017: 1980s


Krista Taracuk, MLS ’80, Columbus, Ohio, was elected president of the State Library of Ohio Board.

Raymond Wulk, BBA ’80, Oaklyn, N.J., is the new executive director of Flaster Greenberg PC, a business law firm with offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. As of March 2017, he is responsible for managing and directing all administrative areas.


Courtesy Beverley Laubert, BA '84

Alumni Association MemberBeverley Laubert, BA ’84, Lewis Center, Ohio, wrote: “I received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Career Achievement from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, where I received my master’s degree in 1993. My acceptance remarks highlighted my gratitude to Kent State University: ‘My gerontology degree from Kent State University equipped me for who I wanted to serve—our nation’s elders—and the John Glenn College equipped me for how I wanted to serve.’ I am full of gratitude for the outstanding preparation Kent State gave me for a wonderful career.” Pictured above: Trevor Brown, Dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and Beverley Laubert.


Michael Loderstedt, MFA ’85, Cleveland, professor in print media and photography at Kent State, announced his retirement in June. He served 35 years at the School of Art, recently as its interim director. Loderstedt plans to spend time in his studio making art after retirement. Ann (Darnell) Otto, MEd ’86, PhD ’96, Tallmadge, Ohio, recently published Yours in a Hurry, a historical novel of the 1910s based on her family history, including stories on the founder of Hollywood, Calif., an early aviator, and American military influence in the Pacific.


Alumni Association MemberKathleen (Barnum) Vogler, BS ’86, North Royalton, Ohio, wrote: “I retired from the Cleveland Metropolitan School district after 30 years of teaching and one year as a LD tutor in Strongsville. I taught every grade from 2nd to 8th, and spent the last 12 years teaching middle school and 15 years involved with the Cleveland Teacher’s Union.” 


Alumni Association MemberCarol Bohatch, BS ’87, Madison, Ala., wrote: “I was chosen as James Clemens High School 2015-16 Teacher of the Year, Madison City Schools 2015-16 District Teacher of the Year, Alabama District VIII 2016 Teacher of Year, and State of Alabama Sweet 16 Teacher of the Year 2016.”

J.G. (Julie) Woodward, BA ’87, MEd ’91, Copley, Ohio, released Prose of Passion, Invincible Publishing, in December 2016, after publishing a series of four poetry books.


Darrin Mann, BBA ’88, Lithia, Fla., has been appointed national business development manager for Hercules Sealing Products in Clearwater, Fla.


Louis Aliberti, BBA ’89, Mentor, Ohio, was appointed as an administrative law judge for the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Douglas Detweiler, BBA ’89, Twinsburg, Ohio, has accepted the role of director, contract development and analytics with Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi Pharmaceuticals. Detweiler is the son of Myron “Mike” Detweiler ’59, uncle of Michael Detweiler ’12 and father of Halle Detweiler, a KSU fashion merchandising major with minors in public relations, marketing and media.