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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Alumni Association names new members to board

The Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations at Pittsburg State University has announced the appointment of five new members and three returning members to the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

The members were named to the board July 1 after a vote by PSU alumni and Alumni Association members.

A collection of nominated and appointed members, the majority of the group will serve on the 21-member board for three-year terms. The Board of Directors works to advocate on behalf of the Alumni Office, as well as advising on programming and services and facilitating funding.

The new members include:

DANIEL ALCALA (BST 1973). Alcala is a construction manager for The Law Company, a construction company in Wichita. In his community he is involved with the Guadalupe Clinic, which provides health care to the uninsured. He has two sons who live in Florida and two step daughter who live in Ohio. He and his wife, Marilyn, live in Wichita.

DENNIS BURKE (BSE 1982, MS 1988, Ed.S. 1990). Burke is the superintendent of schools for USD 508 in Baxter Springs, Kan. Dennis and his wife, Mary, have three children: Martin, a current PSU student and member of the football team, Molly, who is attending PSU this fall, and Evan, a freshman at Baxter Springs High School.

PETER COLE (BS 1982). Cole is the director of finance for A. Zahner Company. He is the recipient of the 1996 U.S. Small Business Administration Region VII “Financial Services Advocate of the Year.” He resides in Lee Summit, Mo., with his wife, Janine, and three daughters.

LISA BISHOP GROSDIDIER (BBA 1994). Grosdidier is an accounting manager at Sprint Nextel Corporation. She leads the reporting, controls, and special projects teams within the capital asset accounting department and has been with the company since 1994. Lisa and her husband, Kelly Grosdidier (BS 1990), live in Overland Park, Kan., and have two daughters, Mandy and Macy.

GEORGE P. LAMPE (BA 1965). Lampe is a retired U.S. Air Force Major General with over 31 ½ years of active service. He is now engaged by a number of leading private-sector information technology companies across the United States and Canada as an independent management and information technology consultant. He is president of Lampe Consulting of San Antonio, Texas. George and his wife, Pamela, live in San Antonio and have one son.

DAVID LEWIS (BBA 1976). Lewis has been with the Liberty Savings Association in Fort Scott, Kan., since 1988, serving as president and CEO for the past 11 years. He and his wife, Debbie Sauerwein Lewis (BS 1977, MS 1980), have two children, Mark (BS 2005) and Erin, currently attending the University of Kansas.

DOUG ROBERTS (BS 1980). Roberts is the owner/operator of the Play It Again Sports franchise in Joplin, Mo., which sells new and used sporting goods. He and his wife, Brenda Robinson Roberts (BSED 1980, MS 1988), live in Joplin and have three children, Tricia (BS 2005), Billy, and Jaxon.

KERRY SACHETTA (BSE 1984, MS 1991, Ed.S. 1997). Sachetta is the principal of Joplin High School. He serves on the North Central Association Quality Assurance Review Team as chair for School Improvement and the Southwest Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Kerry and his wife, Amber, have two sons, Gabriel and Luke.

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