Posted by admin | | Monday 10 January 2011 8:27 pm

A little bit of this and that from our 1970′s alums.

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Mike Maphies ’76 is the Liquid Division Sales Manager for Scotwood Industries in Overland Park, KS, a distributor of liquid calcium and magnesium chloride used for ice and snow removal, as well as dust control on gravel roads. This upcoming basketball season will be Mike’s 20th of officiating Kansas high school basketball. Over his long career, Mike has worked in 14 Kansas high school sub-state playoff games and four Kansas high school state tournaments. (9/6/2010)

Jim Selzer ’71 passed away on May 23, 2010. For more information, please view his obituary. (6/26/2010)

Jack Metzger ’79 is working as the regional manager for TNT Fireworks after selling his business in 2002. He and his wife (Ann) have been married for 29 years and Jack spends free time officiating college basketball games. His oldest son (Kyle) played baseball for Baker before graduating in 2007. (3/16/2010)

Doug Chapman ’75 is now coaching high school softball at Ironwood Ridge HS in Tucson, Arizona. His daughter, Rachel, is playing D1 softball at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. (9/16/2009)

Steven Terrill ’78 is the Director of Sports in the Atlantic States region for HKS Architects in Richmond, Virginia. He and his wife, Cea Ann, bought a new home last spring. Finally, his oldest daughter, Lauren, is a senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, while their youngest is still living at home but is planning to attend college next fall. (1/10/2009)

Bill Moulden ’77 and wife Barb (Baker AXO ’79) recently celebrated 30 years of marriage with a second honeymoon in Bora Bora. Bill marks his 31st year as a science teacher and is serving a 3rd term on his county’s Board of Appeals. Barb is a school counselor at St. Mary’s Elementary in Annapolis, Maryland.

Blair Englehart ’75 is currently the director at MZD Advertising in Indianapolis, one of the country’s largest advertising agencies. Prior to his term at MZD, Blair was the owner of Englehart Dicken, Inc., a company he sold in 2007.

Patrick Moore ’77 is working for the State of New Mexico in Las Cruces as an environmental engineer. He is divorced with a son who is now in high school.

John Beilmann ’78 is a captain with the Phoenix Fire Department, where he has been for an amazing 28 years! John plans to retire in May 2011 to spend time with his wife (Pam) and children (Nathan, 20, and Taylor, 19).

Craig Herre ’77 and his wife Joanna have celebrated 29 years of marriage. Their son Tim is a fourth-year dental student and plans to join dad in his family practice.

Ross Hartley ’70 is now retired and living in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming with his wife, Chris-Anne (Ness) Hartley. The couple have two daughters, Hillary and Toni, who are both grown and married, along with a son, Will, who is a student at Montana State University. If you’re ever in the area, Ross says that there is always an open room for a Gamma Theta brother!

Bob Williams ’71 is now the Senior Vice President of Investments for Oppenheimer & Co. in Kansas City, MO.

Craig Leitnaker ’79 wanted to pass along that he is still employed at the American Airlines maintenance base in Kansas City as a systems analyst.

Jim Carr ’71 was recently appointed boy’s basketball coach at Olathe South High School. After spending the past 16 years as an assistant for the team, Jim will do a terrific job at the helm!