Alumni Spirit

Overview

The Baldwin Wallace University Alumni Council is the Executive Board of the BW Alumni Association. The alumni council includes the officers of the Alumni Association, Council-at-Large members, presidents of alumni organizations who serve ex officio and past presidents of the Alumni Association who are lifetime members. Members of the alumni council typically serve a term of three years.

Mission

The mission of the alumni council is to represent the interests of BW alumni and to serve as informed ambassadors for the University. The alumni council meets several times per year; since 2020, all meetings have been virtual. Council members volunteer in support of a variety of BW initiatives and select recipients of the Alumni Merit Award and the Family Heritage Award. Members are expected to attend alumni events on and off-campus as their schedule permits. Proximity to campus is not a requirement, as there are many opportunities to get involved remotely.

Serve on the Alumni Council

To learn more about serving on the alumni council, please email bwalumni@bw.edu. You may also submit a nomination here. Self-nominations are also encouraged.

Updated February 2022

Officers of the Alumni Association

President

Jeff Dettmer ’94

First Vice President

Brianna Razzante Poggi '15

Second Vice President

Penny Forster '01

Third Vice President

Amy McGahan '92

Immediate Past President

Doug Goepfert '68

Council-at-Large (listed alphabetically)

Carlynn Arthur '18
Shanice Christopher Brown '10
Bob Buchanan '87 (MBA) - Ex Officio, MBA Association
Tony Cipollone '92, '01 (MAEd)
Cindy A. Cogswell '11 (MAEd)
Kathy Conway-Molek '91
Dennis Campbell, Jr. '12 (MAEd)
Jim Dettmer '67
Jody Dettmer Halley '92
Lauren Hanna '08
Julie Jones '92 - Ex Officio, Brown & Gold Club
Rebecca Kapusta '13
Nicole Krejci '92
Amy Manzo '08
Greg Mason '84
Margaret "Muggsy" Bade Mason '59

Cory McComas '13, '13 (MBA)
Karen Melton '87, '90 (MBA)
Ralph Moody '80
Kathy Papp '96, '02 (MBA)
Lily Pattyn '19 - Ex Officio, Women for BW
Armand Rivers '15, '15 (MBA)
Karen Ward Rolland '68
Patty Shipacasse '09, '09 (MBA)
Donna Bade Shirey '66
Brendan Sorg '06
Richard Teel '13
Laurie Yonovitz Stauber '78
Philip Wallace '13
Ruth Rought Westbrook '69, '85 (MAEd)
Rachel Wilken '16
Pam Zwolinski-Gliozzi '96

Past Presidents

1973-74 Wallace R. Steffen '47
1977-79 Clyde Bartter '53
1979-81 Joan Dondrea Lowry '56
1983-84 Thomas G. Clevidence '72
1984-85 Patricia Cirigliano Ciancutti '57
1985-86 William B. Summers, Jr. '72
1991-92 Larry Sklenka '71
1994-96 Jim Johnson '78
2000-01 Linda Lutz Dettmer '64

2002-03 Christopher Zito '80
2005-06 Jerry Baron '71
2007-08 Debra Yost Lyons '94
2009-10 James Westbrook '69
2011-12 Dave Petrus '69
2015-17 Laurel Zurawick '92, '98 MBA
2017-19 Curt Brown '90
2019-2021 Doug Goepfert '68

Past Presidents – In Memoriam

We remember with gratitude the following past presidents of the BW Alumni Association.

1920-21 Hilbert T. Ficken
1921-22 Frederick Roehm '02
1922-24 Frances F. Mills 1896
1924-26 Paul E. Bauer 1876
1926-27 Hilbert T. Ficken '08
1927-28 Archie M. Mattison 1875
1928-29 Margaret E. Edwards '07
1929-34 Elias P. Roe 1898
1934-36 Earl R. Henderson '26
1936-38 Ethel Pettit Clark '33
1938-41 Robert K. Homan '27
1941-43 C. Eugene Bryenton '23
1943-45 Harold A. White '25
1945-46 Lewis W. Black '25
1946-47 Richard E. Van Almen '37
1947-49 Harry E. Wells '28
1949-51 Malcolm Thomson '27
1951-53 Peter S. Barno '35
1953-55 Orton B. Stauffer '35
1955-56 Hiram L. McDade, Jr. '38
1956-57 Homer R. Bomgardner '40

1957-58 Hiram L. McDade, Jr. '38
1958-60 Roy Seitz '43
1960-61 James M. Snodgrass '50
1961-63 Dr. Jacob O. Kamm '40
1963-65 Dr. John R. Sinnema '33
1965-67 Charles S. Greanoff '37
1967-69 Nelson G. Spoth '40
1969-71 Lee Ellsworth '50
1971-73 Dan T. Mihuta '49
1974-77 Dr. Robert C. Cawrse '38
1981-82 Floyd E. Storey '39
1982-83 Boyd H.Warnsman '62
1986-87 Georgia Delis Hook '52
1987-89 Dr. Thomas Riemenschneider '57,
     '87 MBA
1989-91 Eloise Shaefer Tressel '72
1992-94 Lee Ellsworth '50
1996-97 Joe Mayer '51
1998-99 Paul "Sparky" Adams '69
2004 Fumiko Lizik Rice '78, '81 MBA
2013-15 Dave Tressel '73, '78 MAEd