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Spring 2015: 1980s

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Angelique Walker-Smith, Indianapolis, Ind., serves as national (senior) associate for African-American church engagement at Bread for the World, a Washington, D.C.–based collective Christian voice that urges our nation’s political leaders to end hunger in our country and worldwide. 

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Alumni Association MemberLawrence Matika, MBA, DBA ’88, Barrington, R.I., was appointed to the Advisory Council to Veterans’ Affairs by the Governor of Rhode Island. Matika is a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

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Alumni Association MemberGlenn Peterson, Vermilion, Ohio, retired in May 2013 from the Ohio State Highway Patrol after 30 years, five posts, and two promotions. He has been Vermilion High School Athletic Booster President for five years, referees high school football and umpires high school baseball games. 

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James Wible, Painesville, Ohio, was promoted to director of attraction development at PGAV Destinations, a St. Louis–based firm that is a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations such as Sea World, Busch Gardens and Universal Studios. Wible will focus on design leadership, mentoring designers and sculpting PGAV’s overall design processes. 

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Kimberly Taylor, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, received a doctor of education degree with a major in leadership studies from Ashland University in May 2014. Her dissertation, “My Brother’s Keeper,” is a qualitative study of the African-American male learner in the public school setting. She is the principal of Caledonia Elementary School in East Cleveland.