Ichabods In Depth

Published Oct. 26, 2012

Alumni Fellows to be honored

What do a lawyer, two professors, a business executive, magazine editor and two health care administrators have in common? All seven will be honored Friday at Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center during a luncheon for the 2012 Washburn Alumni Association Fellows.

Honorees are Brad Haddock, jd ’80; Ron Marshall, bs ’73; Glenn Nierman, b music ’72; Eric Slusser, bba ’83; Robert Stephens, bs ’74; Carla Walker, ba ’99; and Carol Wheeler, bsn ’83.

Fellows have been honored by the Alumni Association since 1992 to recognize distinguished alumni. The program brings alumni to campus to meet with students, faculty and other alumni and share their expertise formally and informally in the classroom and other campus settings.

“We’re pleased to honor these wonderful alumni and grateful that they give back to our university,” said Alumni Association director Susie Hoffmann. “Each of the schools and the College of Arts and Sciences benefit greatly from their visits to campus.”

The 2012 Fellows have a wide variety of experience in their various careers:

  • Haddock is the founder and chairman of Haddock Law Office in Wichita.
  • Marshall is the former CEO of Holton Community Hospital.
  • Nierman is a professor and associate director of the School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Slusser is the executive vice president at Gentiva Health Services.
  • Stephens is a professor, chairman of anatomy and associate dean of biomedical sciences at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.
  • Walker is the director of publications for the Oklahoma Humanities Council.
  • Wheeler is the vice president and professional services officer at Stormont-Vail HealthCare.

The luncheon is one of several events hosted by the Alumni Association during Homecoming week. On Friday morning, the organization hosts a 20-year anniversary reception for all Fellows. At 5 p.m., the Alumni Association hosts After Hours, a monthly social.

On Saturday, the Alumni Association hosts a tailgate beginning at 11 a.m. north of Moore Bowl before the Ichabods’ game against Northwest Missouri State University.