O M I N G U P I N F
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ON SALE FEBRUARY 1, 2016
year, the entire UA community eagerly awaits
the UAHS musical event, which is known for
its high quality and exceptional student
year, the Upper
Arlington High School Vocal Music Department
presents "The Mystery of Edwin Drood,"
which is based on the unfinished novel by
Charles Dickens. The show stops at the point
where Dickens stopped writing, allowing
the audience to solve the mystery and determine
the outcome of the show.
Holmes, who wrote the book, music and lyrics
refashioned the novel into a live parlor
game for theatergoers. Our UA cast is tasked
with learning multiple endings so patrons
have the opportunity to see an entirely
different show on different days. This is
a wonderful learning opportunity for our
students and is sure to entertain the community.
musical premiered in 1985, winning five
of the eleven Tony Awards for which it was
nominated, including Best Musical. It was
revived on Broadway in 2012, and UAHS is
excited to take on the production this year.
show will be presented on February 25, 26,
27 and 28 in the Upper Arlington High School
auditorium. Show times are above.
more about the musical at UAVocalMusic.org.
Tickets for "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."
Tickets will go on
sale FEBRUARY 1.
ROUDA SMITH: PRESIDENT OF TEXAS ASSOCIATION
Rouda Smith '75
is featured on the cover of the January-February,
2016 issue of Texas Realtor Magazine. She has
been named Chairman of The Texas
Association of Realtors (TAR).
daughter of prominent realtor Harley E. Rouda,
Leslie has had an interesting career journey in
real estate herself. Leslie and her husband, Brian
Smith, have two children who are also licensed
is currently a broker with Dallas-based Dave
Perry-Miller and Associates, and has volunteered
within the REALTOR organization for nearly 30
years, lending her service to two local associations:
Collin County and Metro Tex. She is now chairman
of the Texas Realtor Association and held key
leadershi[p positions with the National Association
the entire Texas Realtor article about
SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION GALA: FEBRUARY 27
the Upper Arlington Softball Association (UASA).
is an organization that was started in 1991 in
order to assist all levels of girls softball in
Upper Arlington. Over the past couple years UASA
has done the following:
our indoor facility for the 18 months we had it.
Spending over $20,000 on rent and $4000 on equipment.
over $8000 in softball scholarships to girls who
needed some assistance to play travel softball.
the salaries of the UA High School Asst Coaches
(not covered by the school)
in funding the new dug outs at Northam Park.
a $4000 pitching machine for the UAHS.
Softballs, Hitting Nets, Hitting Tee's for UAHS.
pitching machines and other various equipment
for Northam Park Softball.
are getting ready for our 3rd annual fundraising
Gala on Saturday, February 27.
an evening of food, open bar, entertainment, guest
speakers, 50/50 raffle and a large silent auction.
Please join UASA as they continue their ongoing
efforts to benefit the softball program in Upper
and Print the Gala Invitation.
UASA's Facebook page
UASA's web site
HAS A NEW PRESIDENT: RON JOHNSON '61
new UAAA president, Ron Johnson, is
a 1961 graduate of Upper Arlington High School,
as are his three children: Debby, Ron and
Valery, his brother and one grandson. Ron
believes that Upper Arlington is a great community
and that it has the best attributes of any
Columbus suburb - community atmosphere, proximity
to downtown Columbus, The Ohio State University,
and an excellent education philosophy. Through
the years, Ron's community pride has driven
him to become involved in many local community
groups and organizations in various capacities.
decades, Ron has been active in the Upper
Arlington Civic Association, and is
a past chairman of the 4th of July Parade,
Labor Day Arts Festival committee and the
UA Booster Club. Ron believes that UA has
tremendous energy and he thinks it is a
vital part of what makes our community great.
Those who know Ron recognize the personal
energy and enthusiasm that he brings to
all organizations and groups to which he
belongs. He is full of ingenious and innovative
ideas, and he embraces progress and change
that benefits those groups and the people
has spent more than 30 years in the telecommunications
and network environment, consulting on business
telephone call processing service and call
recognizes the significance of continued
and constant changes to UAAA's methods and
the maintenance of alumni information through
web site, our Facebook
page, and our Traditions
newsletter. By communicating with our alums,
keeping them informed of "home town"
news, making sure they can easily access
their upcoming reunion information, and
seeking their continued input, we continue
to make UAAA a vital and productive organization
that enhances our grads' lives. .
Bear Rock Fest has become an annual
music and dance event that draws community
and UA Alumni to a fundraising gathering.
We want our alumni association to be an
organization that that appeals to the total
community, and this event is open to everyone!
The date for the 2016 Rock Fest is
Saturday, April 23, and will star
Monkey and other musicians. More details
will be available soon at GoldenBearRockFest.com.
annual 4th of July
Block Party is a great place for reunion
classes and other to meet after the parade.
Fantastic sponsors, live music by Temple
Monkey and great food from Donato's
Eagle made the 2015 Block Party a tremendous
success. We are always seeking input from
our alums so that we can continue to make
this event memorable and special for all
alums and the entire Upper Arlington community.
Ellen Isaly Clark '69 "retires"
from the UAAA presidency after 12 years,
Ron plans a presidency that will continue
the established traditions of the organization
and also look to the future with the anticipation
of growth and change as UAAA continues to
reach out to, and embrace, Upper Arlington
High School alumni. Ellen plans to stay
on the UAAA Board and ocntinue to do the
Bearalums.com web site and Traditions.
welcome Ron Johnson '61 as our new UAAA
FROM THE PAST: THE CHEERFUL EARFUL
recently contacted us because he wanted to be
a Senior sponsor of the 2016
Golden Bear Rock Fest (thank you, Bob!). Dr.
Stevenson's Super Snappers dental practice's
sponsorship helps UAAA with our fundraising goals,
and it opened up a conversation about local musical
groups of the 1960s.
was a member of the Cheerful Earful, a
band that all UAHS grads remember well. The band
consisted of Bob Stevenson '68, Rick Wilson
'70, Ben Messana '68, George Macklin '68, Charlie
Bleak '68, and Jeff D'Angelo '68.
the Cheerful Earful, Bob played in the Spectors
with Frank Pierce '68, Don Chakeres '68, Stu
Alexander '68, and Craig Stout '68 .
Before the Spectors, Don and I also played in
the Avengers at the December 1963 Jones Jr High
Show of Shows.
year's Rock Fest stars The Majestics, another
venerable UA band, and Temple Monkey, whose lead
singer is The Cheerful Earful's own Charlie Bleak
agreed that UA bands certainly have endurance
and staying power, as many of them have stayed
active and perform regularly in the area.
O M I N G U P I N A
P R I L
APRIL 1: SEEKING YOUR
that time of year again! Each July 4, the
UA Alumni Association honors our the Outstanding
and Distinguished Alumni for that year.
We like to ask our UAAA
MEMBERS for nominations for each
of the awards. See
the alums who have been honored with these
awards in past years.
IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OUTSTANDING
AND A DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS?
Outstanding Alumnus is an alum (or group
of alumni) who has generously dedicated
his or her time to the service of the Upper
Arlington Alumni Association and its mission.
This service can include volunteer time
dedicated to the schools or the community.
Distinguished Alumnus is an alum (or
group of alumni) who is honored for his
or her personal educational or career achievement.
DO I NOMINATE SOMEONE?
you would like to nominate someone for the
2016 awards, and you are not yet a member
of UAAA, you
can join here. Our membership dues are
only $20 per year! We
need your support and greatly appreciate
the online Nomination Form or print
the Nomination Form and mail it to us
2016 Outstanding and Distinguished Alums
will be honored on the 4th of July, 2016.
They will ride in the parade and then be
honored at the UACA Party in the Park that
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS APRIL 1, 2016.
the alums who have been honored with these
awards in past years.
H E B I G E
V E N T I N A
P R I L
BEAR ROCK FEST: SATURDAY, APRIL 23
FABULOUS NIGHT OF ROCK 'N ROLL!
APRIL 23 7 - 11
PM ST. AGATHA EVENT CENTER
ALUMS: Charlie Bleak '68, Bill Lutz
'71, Craig Pataky '71 and Bill Wyatt
'69 plus Jim Lynch
ALUMS: Dave Balser 65, Ron Hilditch
'77, Rodger Wilson '65, and John Workman
THE DATE! Be sure to mark your calendars
for this year's annual UAAA fundraiser,
BEAR ROCK FEST, on Saturday,
April 23, 2016 from 7:00 - 11:00 PM
at the St Agatha Event Center. This year's
Rock Fest musical guests include:
SPONSORSHIP AND MEMBERSHIPS!
sponsors for the Rock Fest, and
we're offering SIX levels of sponsorship.
Each one includes
a UAAA membership
of a corresponding value, so this is a great
time to join UAAA, renew your membership,
or increase your membership
level. Note: If you are already a
member, you can pass along the membership
that is included with your sponsorship to
a family member or friend!
last year's sponsors here, and please
select a sponsorship level that best fits
for all the details!
O M I N G U P I N M
FOR THE BEST UAHS EDUCATORS!
of us can remember high school educators
or staff members who touched us in some
way. It might have been through the wisdom
they shared, the challenges they provided,
the knowledge and passion they had for teaching
or the genuine care they exhibited. No matter
how they connected with us, our thoughts
about them still evoke warm feelings for
them and for our high school years.
We wish to honor these dedicated professionals
by nominating them for recognition in the
Upper Arlington High School Educators
Hall of Fame. Each
inductee will have an area of the high school
named in his or her honor, and a bronze
plaque will be placed in that area to commemorate
that educator's commitment and achievements.
Hall of Fame Inductees include: Dr. James
Allen, Shirley Behnke, Robert Ginther, Jean
Guddat, Walter Heischman, Lester Jackson,
Richard Larkin, Ellis Lutz, Marv Moorehead,
Vera K. Randall, David Shelby, Pat Stewart,
Phil Wagner, and Charles Will.
you like to nominate a former educator for
the Hall of Fame? The
next induction ceremony will be held in
MAY, 2016. Please complete
the online form, or print
the form and send it in.
O M I N G U P I N J
U L Y
following classes are having reunions during
the 4th of July weekend this year. Please
click your class year to see your reunion
SURE THAT YOU ARE CONTACTED ABOUT YOUR CLASS
make sure that you find out about your class
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION!
way to make sure that you will be contacted
about your class reunion is to CHECK
AND UPDATE, if necessary, your contact
information with UAAA. We keep a complete
database of everyone who ever graduated from
Upper Arlington High School, and Bearalums.com
has a database of more than 30,000 home addresses
and more than 13,000 email addresses for our
email addresses change frequently, please
visit Bearalums.com and check to make
sure that your email is current on your
class page! If you would like for us to
change it, please complete
you have moved since your last reunion,
this form with your new address and
phone number, email
Joanie Dugger, or call the UAAA office
at 614-487-5007, ext. 1120.
THE 2016 REUNIONS PAGE OF BEARALUMS.COM
you'll see a link to a separate page for YOUR
class reunion. On it, we've listed all the
events and also the names and email addresses
or phone numbers of the reunion chairmen,
if you have questions. Many of the pages contain
links for easy online payments, too.
THE UACA ACTIVITIES: PARADE, PARTY IN THE
Arlington Civic Association Fourth of July
activities will be held on Monday,
July 4 at Northam Park, beginning with
the parade at 9:00 am and ending with the
Party in the Park at 5:00 PM and fireworks
at 10:00 PM. The UAAA Outstanding
and Distinguished Alumnus Awards will
be presented at 7:30 at Party in the Park.
CHARLES G. WILL EMERGING WRITERS AWARD
note from William
C. Phlaum, President of the UAHS Class
Fellow UA Alumnae,
young, achieving students selected by their
English teachers received the first financial
gifts from the new Charles G. Will Emerging
Writers Award Fund this year.
Our class repurposed our Memorial Fund to
include the memory of Charles Will,
a beloved English teacher and friend to
many classes at Upper Arlington. Annual
scholarship awards in Mr. Will's name will
be presented to an emerging writer in each
of the freshmen, sophomore and junior classes.
These awards will be maintained for years
to come by the Upper
Arlington Education Foundation.
we would like to invite other classes and
friends of Mr. Will to join us in honoring
him and encouraging student achievement
by contributing to this Fund and enhancing
its future success. Please add your support
and see the results each year. Thank you!
Wm. C. Pflaum
President, Class of '59
this letter and contact Joanie Dugger for
ALUMNI WEB SITES !
you visited our Bearalums.com Alumni
Web sites page lately? Many of our alums
have sent in the addresses of their personal
or company sites, and we've linked to each
of them. They are organized by graduation
year. People like to do business with people
they know and trust, and it's interesting
and fun to look through these Web sites
to find out what kinds of businesses, organizations,
and hobbies our fellow UAHS grads are involved
in and enjoy.
LIKE TO HELP ALUMS PROMOTE THEIR WEB SITES!
few months, we will feature several of these
Alumni Web sites. If
you would like for us to link to your Web
complete this form and we will add you!
You could be featured next!
Street '69 & Cyndy
McLane Street '69
Sotheby's International Realty, owned by
Scott Street '69 and Cyndy McLane
Street '69, specializes in the most
exclusive neighborhoods of Columbus, Northern
Ohio and the South Shore of Lake Erie, while
working with clients in every price category.
Street Sothebys International Realty
has always specialized in dedicated customer
service. As a result, they now enjoy a solid
customer base, with many moderately priced
sales anchored by high-priced properties
- a mix which enables our company to continue
offering excellent service to each and every
Bannon '80 is The Wine Guy
- self taught wine sommelier and consultant
who lives in Columbus Ohio. His background
in wine stems from his love of food, wine
and travel, which has taken him on countless
trips to Europe (specifically France) and
landed him a chance to make his livelihood
from teaching others about Wine. You can hire
John to: Host in home or event wine tastings,
wine bartender, etc. He also dabbles in home
cooking and can be called upon to help you
organize your kitchen, teaching how to simplify
your cooking processes, and as a cook for
is a full-service video production and motion
graphics studio based in Columbus, Ohio.
We deliver compelling, high-level video
content that is critical to business success.
We engage directly with clients in a range
of categories, from financial services to
manufacturing to healthcare. The common
thread among them? A need for inspiring,
brand-driven storytelling that engages an
all our Alumni Web sites here.
YOUR web site URL to us for inclusion
on the Alumni Web sites page.
NOTE: If you enjoy visiting
Bearalums.com, or if you attend
your reunions, or if you enjoy
reading news about your classmates
and other UAHS alums in Traditions,
won't you PLEASE help support
the Upper Arlington Alumni Association
with a membership
at one of the levels below? We
are really working to be able
to keep our Web site free and
available to everyone, and we
really do need our alums' financial
JOIN UAAA TODAY! If you
are already a member, please encourage
your classmates to join.
you so much to all of you who pay dues
to the UAAA. These dues are critical to
the support of our organization. Many alums
think that funding for the Alumni Association
comes from the school district. WRONG! We
are completely self-sustaining and need
these dues in order to maintain our database
of nearly 30,000 graduates and to pay the
ongoing costs of maintaining our database
and running our Web site, Bearalums.com.
do not restrict access to our Web site to
dues-paying members. We enjoy making it
available to EVERYONE, members or not. However,
over the past few years, we have seen our
number of dues-paying members decline. We
need YOU! Our tax-deductible
dues are modest, so it is our goal to
increase membership, and we hope that we
can count on you. Membership in UAAA
is available at four levels:
- 5 years
(One year free!)
We offer a payment plan
for the Life
Bear Membership levels! You can commit
to the level you wish and pay it off over
a 10 month period; they don't even need to
be consecutive months. We truly hope that
you will help us out at whatever level is
comfortable for you, and we thank you for
your support AT ANY LEVEL!
people are online a great deal and prefer
to pay with Paypal; others prefer printing
the membership form and mailing us a check.
We appreciate your dues, and we want to
make it easy for you, so please select your
preferred method of payment.:
the Membership Form and mail in a
visit our Membership page for complete
details and payment options. See our list
Members and Golden
BRUMM ZALENSKI '98: CLOTHING FOR TWINZZ!
Brumm Zalenski '98
has an Etsy shop called "Twinzzshop."
Kelly designs and makes collections of pairs
of outfits for twins or siblings. She also makes
3-of-a-kind designs just for triplets, and she
hasn't forgotten about the "single"
babies! All designs (appliques) are made from
recycled t-shirts and are hand-sewn, so they're
Kelly's Twinzzshop Etsy store here.
ROBERTS '69 HEALS THROUGH HELPING OTHERS
of our alums already know that Scott
Roberts '69, who lives at The Village
of St. James in Florida has enjoyed great success
in the field of ballroom dancing, but an injury
to his back sidelined him from this activity and
temporarily took him away from dancing.
to find a productive activity during his recovery
from surgery, Scott returned to playing the guitar
and donated a large portion of his time to entertaining
seniors in the area. During his visits, he plays
the guitar and sings songs that appeal to the
seniors and memory-challenged older adults.
has made a full recovery and is returning to his
passion for ballroom dancing, but says that his
experiences with music and with the people he
entertained have played a large role in his recovery
from back surgery.
HEINZERLING CLARKSON '54 PUBLISHES BOOK
Judyth Heinzerling Clarkson, Class of 1954:
life has been a busy one. After graduating HS
('54)I went on to OSU and graduated with a BS
in Nursing. My nursing career lasted 40 good years.
I married in 1960 to John Clarkson, a North High
School grad. Our twenty eight years together brought
us two great children and traveling throughout
finished my nursing career at the OSU Medical
Center in 1999 and moved to Chicago to be near
lost my husband to brain cancer in 1989. In 2007
I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a great
surgeon and am now 8 years cancer free. During
that time I wrote a book about my cancer experience.
I am proud to say it is doing well (in a limited
category). The title is My Journey Down
the Path of Life. If you go to my website
you can read a little about me and the story:
book can be purchased through Amazon.com.
am looking forward to attending my 60th reunion
DIEMER '60 WINS OHIOANA AWARD
Diemer, '60 (along with two co-authors)
has won the Ohioana Library Award for Best
Book About Ohio or About an Ohioan. The award
was presented for his book James A. Rhodes:
along with Lee Leonard and the late Richard G.
Zimmerman, all covered Governor James A. Rhodes
and the Ohio Statehouse as political reporters.
Ohioana Library Association presented the
awards during its 74th celebration of Ohio authors
and literature on Friday, October 9. .
Diemer teaches in the Washington program of Northwestern
Medill School of Journalism. He covered Rhodes
for more than a decade as a reporter for The Associated
Press and as the Columbus bureau chief for the
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
is also the author of Fighting
the Unbeatable Foe: Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio,
the Washington Years (The Kent State University
can purchase Ohioana Award winning book James
A. Rhodes: Ohio Colossus here.
can purchase Fighting the Unbeatable Foe: Howard
Metzenbaum of Ohio, the Washington Years here.
LOWDER '77 PUBLISHES "WAR OF WHISPERS"
Jay's newest book, When
Kings Clash, has been released and is available
Publishing has recently released Book III of Jay
Lowder's War of Whispers fantasy series.
title, When Kings Clash, will be
available in paperback and Kindle at all online
outlets as well as Jay's
is what others are saying about his first two
of Min Brock is a heartfelt story of epic
proportions with two lovable characters. It is
an epic in every sense. -
Sift Book Reviews
action propelled me forward and I found pages
of this book melting away as I read on. -
this novel you find yourself walking through a
fantasy world beyond compare. It's astounding.
Lowder is a show, not tell, type of author. You
don't read this story, but rather watch the story
unfold before you. He paints a brilliant picture
of his scenery. -
RESS FOXWORTH '79: NEW BOOK ABOUT WINE
you know that Italy has over 1300 registered grapes
that are used to make wine, or that 90% of the
wine produced in the US is produced in California,
or that the Bordeaux grape, Carmenere, believed
to have been wiped off the face of the earth in
the 19th century, resurfaced in the 1990s
are some of the fun facts that you will find in
the book, Talking
About Wine with Ease, written by Linda
Ress Foxworth, CSW, Class of 1979, and
Robert W. Wildman, II, CSW. It is a brief summary
of the world of wine written for those who have
little time to study wine, but still have a need
to speak comfortably about it in both social and
business settings. The book gives an overview
of all the major wine regions of the world along
with some fun facts, quick tips and talking points.
There is also a chapter on food and wine pairing
as well as a chapter on how to taste and describe
wine. It is available through Amazon.
Linda Foxworth '79 is a Certified Specialist
of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators.
She is a wine specialist and educator at Total
Wine as well as administrator of the blog From
Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love; Life Reflected
in Wine, Reno wine writer for examiner.com,
and free-lance writer for Women
for WineSense Napa/Sonoma.
makes her home in Reno, Nevada with her husband
and two children.
Linda's book, Talking About Wine with Ease.
Kindle and paperback versions available.
JOHNSON '69 STARTS NEW JEWELRY COMPANY
the September 2, 2015 Dispatch:
time, jewelry often comes to carry with it great
sentimental value. But at Jeff Johnson & Co.,
it starts that way.
because most of the rings, pendants and other
jewelry items that leave the shop are custom pieces
created for a special purpose by experienced craftsmen
with a passion for what they do.
us, were not just merchants, said
owner Jeff Johnson. We do a piece for customers,
and they break down in tears. This is a real strong
has worked in the industry for decades. He was
once co-owner of the Diamond Cellar, founded by
his father, Robert W. Johnson, in 1947.
younger Johnson was bought out in 2008. After
a noncompete clause expired, he quietly opened
Jeff Johnson & Co. in November. Its
located at 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd., in the
building that housed the Diamond Cellar from 1986
new shop is unlike its predecessor and
most other jewelry stores for several reasons:
first, the focus on designing and creating jewelry
and handling repairs (they do have some finished
pieces for sale); second, the shop and its workers
are steeped in history, something in evidence
around the store ...
two oldest sons are jewelers, he said. Hopefully
my grandsons will be the fourth generation in
the business. I love working with old friends
and working with old customers. Thats whats
great working with people who are children
and grandchildren of old customers.
paid all the dues. Now its just for fun.
the entire Dispatch article here.
CHILD McCONNELL '88 WINS AWARD
Child McConnell '88 has won the bronze medal
for the 2015 Best Adult Fiction E-Book in the
Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) for
her historical fiction comedy, The Five
Written under her pen name, Elizabeth Welsford,
The Five Step Plan is a light-hearted farce
set in 1829 London, in which an eager young physician
struggles to find a cure for hysteria. It's a
cheeky and slightly naughty tale, where one must
navigate the bounds of propriety, while mastering
the art of clandestine intrigue.
grew up in Upper Arlington, and credits her former
English teachers, Jean Guddat and Vicki Miller
as her inspiration to become a writer. She now
lives in South Carolina with her husband, Douglas,
and two sons.
and E-Book editions of The Five Step Plan
are available on Amazon.com
her on Twitter @Mbovary6123
available here on Amazon
available here on Amazon
ROTONDO SHUPE PUBLISHES NOVEL
Rotondo Shupe '90 has published her debut
historical romance novel, The Courtesan
has always loved history, ever since she saw her
first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. While in college,
Joanna read every romance she could get her hands
on and soon started crafting her own racy historical
2013 she won Romance Writers of America's prestigious
Golden Heart® Award for Best Historical Romance.
She now lives in New Jersey with her two spirited
daughters and dashing husband.
Kindle, and Nook versions of The Courtesan
Duchess can be purchased on Amazon
and at Barnes
other two novels will be available in the coming
months. The Harlot Countess will
be released in May and The Lady Hellion
will be released in June, 2015.
will have a book signing at the Tremont Road (5
Points) Barnes & Noble store on Thursday,
July 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
and on Facebook.
Shupe is a wonderful new voice to historical romance.
The Courtesan Duchess takes readers on a steamy
ride from Venice to London, proving that some
happily ever afters are worth waiting for."--
NY Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston
KELLOUGH SAYRE '70
PUBLISHES NEW BOOK
Kellough Sayre '70
attended Upper Arlington schools from kindergarten
through high school graduation in 1970 (Fishinger,
Windermere, Hastings & UAHS). She lived in Ohio
all of her life until 2013 when she and her husband,
Jerry, drove Route 66 and moved to Scottsdale, AZ.
Debbie wrote her first book, How to Select
Your Super Spouse, in 2014, and it was released
on January 28, 2015.
earned her B.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State
University. Shortly after graduation she became
a reporter and photographer.
for 40 years to her college sweetheart, Jerry
Sayre, they divide their time between Arizona
and Ohio. The couple has two daughters, Allison,
who is married, and Emily, who is dating. Allison
selected her Super Spouse of 13 years, Jeff, wisely!
They have a daughter, Ella.
can't choose your parents, siblings or children;
but you can choose your spouse!
And, you can be prepared to make the right choice
for you! From funny personal stories and ideas
for dynamite dates, to important questions and
serious considerations, this book will make you
laugh, think and feel good about your decisions!
will get a kick out of Debbie's personal stories!
Individuals who have already selected their super
spouses, will enjoy relating the book to their
own courtships and individuals who haven't, will
benefit from the book's concepts. How to
Select Your Super Spouse makes a fun and
to Select Your Super Spouse, by Debbie
Kellough Sayre, is now available on AMAZON
& NOBLE as an e-book. The paperback book
and e-book is also available on HowToSelectYourSuperSpouse.com.
Discounts for bulk purchases will be available.
Debbie's book on Amazon.com
Debbie's book on BarnesAndNoble.com
WE'RE LOOKING FOR ALUMNI
NEWS - FROM YOU!
you have NEWS to share with other alums?
always looking for stories for the next
issue of Traditions!
about news regarding your education,
career, weddings, babies, other family news,
reunion stories ... and remember, we
like to feature our alumni news on Bearalums.com,
too. Photos are welcomed and encouraged!
send news to us:
this form OR
your news stories to us now and
please type "UAAA News Story"
in the subject line. Thank you!
TUSSING DAVID '97 RELEASES 2ND BOOK
IN "MAGICAL HAT" SERIES
and the Magical Hat
is another engaging story with a magical theme from
award-winning author, Kate Tussing David, UAHS
Class of 1997. In this second book from "
magical hat" series, readers are reintroduced
to Murphy and meet her younger sister, McKay. Sparked
from a conversation with a little boy at school,
McKay is now found wondering what she can be when
she grows up? Are there things she can't be? As
the reader begins the imaginative journey with McKay
to explore some of the things she can be when she
grows up, they are reminded to embrace and break
their own stereotypes about careers little girls
dream to have. What will McKay decide to be when
she grows up?
first book in the series, Murphy and the Magical
Hat, was awarded third place in the Feathered
Quill Book Reviews BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATED
category in February, 2014. When a rainy day threatens
to spoil a little girl's plans to play outside,
her disappointment quickly disappears when her
mother shares a "magical" hat with her.
This "magical" hat has the power to
whisk the little girl away to any place she imagines.
Where will her imagination take her?
Kate David was born and raised in Upper Arlington,
Ohio. She received her degree in Journalism from
Ohio University after numerous higher education
creative writing courses. She feels fortunate
to make her lifelong dream of becoming an author
a reality. Sparked from birth of her daughter,
Murphy, Kate had spent many days imagining all
the adventures she would take with her daughter
and the idea for the series began.
spent the majority of her career connecting businesses
with charities to help those in need. She began
her career as a Promotions Director and then as
a successful Account Executive for Clear Channel
Columbus Radio. After organizing events, as well
as, serving as a marketing consultant helping
local and national businesses achieve their goals;
she found a niche combining the events, sales
and community projects with CBS Television. As
a result, Kate worked on a variety of community
campaigns benefiting worthwhile organizations
including Shriners Hospital for Children, Feeding
America, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
and the Sacramento SPCA.
currently resides in Northern California with
her daughters and husband, Jeff. She spends her
time caring for Murphy & McKay and working
on the next book for the "
McKay and the Magical Hat on Amazon.com
you would like more information about this children's
book, please call Kate David at 614-323-7995 or
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