Alumni are invited to send in their latest news and photos for publication in The
Morningsider to their class editor (listed below).
If no class editor is listed for your class year,
please contact or mail your information to:
Alumni Relations Office
1501 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106
A big THANK YOU to them for helping us collect alumni information!
Class of 1943
Dr. Mary (Cruikshank) Grefe recently retired after serving 12 years on the Morningside College Board of Directors.
She currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Class of 1953
Bruce Norris lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with his wife, Dione. He taught in the public schools and at the junior college level for 38 years. He has been doing volunteer work at Lewis Central High School in Council Bluffs for the past 19 years.
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Class of 1959
Dick Daily has been retired since 2000. He volunteers at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Mo.
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Class of 1960
John Gilbert and his wife, Carlene, enjoy traveling, spending time with family, bicycling and fishing.
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Classes of 1961 and 1962
Earl Parsons retired in 2001, after more than 35 years in the health care industry - nursing homes, specifically. He was involved in building, owning and operating buildings in Iowa, Nebraska, Arizona and California. Being father to three wonderful girls and grandfather to identical twin girls, all living in the Denver area, has led to a lot of traveling, Parsons says, "If I knew grandfathering was going to be this cool, I would have skipped parenting and gone right to grandparenting!"
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Class of 1963
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Class of 1965
of Sioux City is currently a part-time employee of the Community Action Agency of Siouxland. He is retired after teaching
English and language arts for 33 years.
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Classes of 1967 and 1968
Danger retired in 2001 after a 34-year career teaching
English and working as a media specialist. She hopes to hear
from classmates from both the classes of 1967 and 1968 because
she started at Morningside with the class of 1968 and graduated early in 1967.
Send your notes to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 13222 Spencer Sweet Pea Lane, Eden Prairie,
Class of 1972
Donna (Tack) Ricks lives in Grinnell, Iowa, with her husband, Al Ricks 1973. She retired in 2008 from her position as a speech coach and English and speech teacher at Dike-New Hartford High School in Dike, Iowa. She loves being a grandmother to Ella and Tyce, who are the children of daughter Sarah, and son-in-law, Shane VanWaardhuizen. She continues to be active in the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA), judging contests and serving as a consultant to area schools and as secretary of IHSSA Hall of Fame.
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Class of 1980
The Rev. Dale Schoening is pastor of the United Methodist Churches in three Iowa communities: Bussey, Hamilton and Lovilla. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill. He also plays trombone in the Oskaloosa City Band, collects license plates, and serves as consulting editor and Facebook page moderator for The Joyful Noiseletter, which is published by the Fellowship of Merry Christians. His wife, Mitzi, graduated from Morningside with a master's degree in education in 2010. She is a special education instructor in the Colo-Nesco Community Schools.
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Classes of 1981 and 1982
Michael Madsen is a customer service representative at Stericycle in Northbrook, Ill.
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Class of 1989
Penny May, of Laurel, Neb., is a dispatcher for Nebraska Central Railroad.
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Class of 1990
is currently in his 22nd year serving as director of choral activities at Westwood Community School in Sloan, Iowa, where the vocal music program continues to maintain excellence. He also serves as a choreographer for several show choirs throughout the state of Iowa, and he serves as an adjudicator at music competitions and festivals throughout the country.
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Class of 1991
Troy A. Sparks
is a letter carrier who resides in Milwaukee, Wis. He also works in television production and as a sports writer for several community newspapers.
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Class of 1992
McCuddin lives in New Virginia, Iowa,
with her husband, Mike, and three children: Brennon, Alex and Jenna. She is a licensed massage therapist, and she and her husband
own Step One Fitness, a small fitness center.
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Class of 1993
Eric Wylie lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with his wife, Krista, and children: Nathan and Rachel. He owns Wylie Creative Communications. His Web site is: www.wyliecc.com.
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Class of 1995
LeMar and her husband, Joel, are the parents of three children: Elizabeth, Sam and Ben. Previously she worked in the information technology industry in Des Moines, Iowa, and Dallas, Texas. Now she stays home with the kids and dabbles in a second career as a "digital artist.".
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Class of 1996
is an associate editor with the Iowa Geriatric Education
Center at the University of Iowa. She lives in Iowa City
with her husband, Dan Brock 1996. She is a
longtime volunteer with the Iowa City Animal Care
and Adoption Center.
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Class of 1997
Brian M. Clarke
is director of sales for ConAgra Foods, a leading consumer foods company, and lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Send your notes to: email@example.com or 5050 Hacienda Drive #1331, Dublin, CA 94568.
Class of 1998
Hegarty, of Sioux City, Iowa, is an associate with the law firm of Berenstein, Moore, Heffernan, Moeller & Johnson LLP in Sioux City.
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Class of 1999
Jami (Wheatcraft) Langholdt is an assistant vice president in the lending department at the Singing Hills office of Iowa-Nebraska State Bank. She shares her Morningside roots with her grandfather, James
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3513 Virginia St., Sioux City, IA 51104.
Class of 2001
Allison (Hallquist) Newman is a financial consultant with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in West Des Moines, Iowa. She lives in Urbandale, Iowa with her husband, Andrew, and their son, Tyler.
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Classes of 2002 and 2003
Tasha (Segebart) Eldridge live in Sidney, Iowa. Mike the 6th-12th grade principal for Sidney Community School District. Tasha is the 9th-12th grade vocal music instructor at Nishnabotna High School, and the elementary music teacher at Farragut and Sidney Community School Districts. They have one son, Nathaniel, and are expecting their second son in June..
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Class of 2004
Erin Mulvany earned a master's degree in theatre with an emphasis in directing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in May of 2007. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, where she is working as a team lead for the patient access department at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
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Class of 2007
Brian Hamilton is working at Walmart in Spencer, Iowa. He enjoys the outdoors and watching the Kansas City Chiefs play every football season.
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Class of 2009
Trey K. Blackburn is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from The New School for Drama in New York City.
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Class of 2010
Cassie Dickerson is working as a behavioral health intervention services provider at Transitional Services of Iowa in Sioux City. She is pursuing a master's degree in general mental health counseling from Capella University.
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Class of 2011
Tennessee Bryant is the technical director at Herb Strauss Theater in Sanibel, Fla.
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