A&F Newsletter

Fall 2006


We heard from ...

Jennifer (Mayfield) Coppola, Class of 2003, and her husband Greg live in Wichita, KS., where she works for the Sedgwick County Residential and Service Center. Jennifer says her best memories are of instructors Kay Kautz and Misty Maynard, who gave her support and encouragement. The couple has two sons, Gregory 9 and Jackson 7.

Angela (Marshall) Gbepka, Class of 2003, is a preschool teacher/nanny in Overland Park, KS. Her husband, Josiah, works for the United Postal Service.

Jennifer Steele Saunders, Class of 1994, and her husband Balder live in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., where she is the managing director for Seaside Rep Theatre. Balder is a professional musician. They have two sons, Cale 11, and Rowan, who was born Aug. 3.

Mike Loewe, Class of 1992, and his wife Karen (Wunderlich) Loewe (Class of 1993) live in Owasso, OK. The couple met at Cowley and married in 1994. Mike is taking business classes at Rogers State University to support his job with Cadbury Schweppes. Karen is an eighth grade language arts teacher at Catoosa Middle School. The couple has two daughters, Courtney 9 and Emily 4.

Lorenzo Roan, Class of 1979, works for Monarch Delivery Service in Sunrise, FL. He was a member of the 1978 football team that went 7-3. He has three children, Shanika 29, Rashad 22, and Renard 16.

Frances Fox, Class of 1950, and her husband Paul Lawrence live in Ponca City, OK. After ACJC she attended Kansas State University for one year and then got married to Paul. The couple has been married for 54 years. They have five children and six grandchildren.

Donald Lewis, Class of 1950, and his wife Jean live in Douglass, KS. After Cowley, he served for two years in the U.S. Army, and then received a bachelor’s degree and masters degree from Pittsburg State University. He retired in 1995 after 41 years teaching in public schools. He has three children and two grandchildren.

Earl Grinnell, Class of 1950, and his wife JoAnn, who attended Cowley in 1949, live in Shawnee, OK. After Cowley, he entered the U.S. Air Force and served in Korea as a radar operator during the war. After graduating from Southwestern College in 1957, he began working for USPH Indian Health Service, retiring in 1983. He then worked as a housing director for the Seminole Nation for three years. He and JoAnn have been married for 56 years and have three sons, two daughters, 16 grandsons, six granddaughters, and three great grandchildren. His grandsons Patrick Loving and Cole Grinnell have played baseball at Cowley.

Roy Smith, Class of 1950, and his wife Mary Lou live in Excelsior Springs, MO. He began teaching in 1955 and taught in the classroom for 15 years. He then spent 20 years as a director of an area vocational-technical school, before owning his own cabinet shop business for six years. He is currently retired.

Donald Cox, Class of 1950, and his wife Mary live in Grove, Okla. After Cowley, he graduated from the United States Air Force multi-engine pilot training in 1952, and completed his military obligation in 1955. From 1955-1992 he served as a commercial pilot, flight instructor, ground instructor, and airframe and Powerplant mechanic.

William Bartholomew, Class of 1950, and his wife Mary Jane live in Griffin, Ga. After Cowley, he graduated from Oklahoma State University. He also served in the Army during the Korean War. He went on to work for 43 years in the wood preserving industry before retiring. The couple has three children, all Auburn University graduates, and eight grandchildren.

Lloyd Isom, Class of 1950, and his wife Rita live in Las Vegas, Nevada. After Cowley, he graduated from Drake University in 1952. He began a career in the life and health insurance business and currently serves on the board of directors of Sierra Health & Life Insurance Company in Las Vegas.

Priscilla Bouic, Class of 1950, lives in Bowie, MD. During her time at ACJC she was on the staff of the Tiger Tales and in 1949-50 she served as editor. She retired from the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission and is currently teaching Spanish at the Bowie Senior Center, a program of Prince George’s Community College, where she was an adjunct instructor for 12 years. She enjoys spending time with her daughters and three year-old granddaughter.

Reverend James Cox, Class of 1951, and his wife Julia (Woodard) Cox, Class of 1952, live in Phoenix, Ariz. James is a retired clergy, while Julia is also retired. Duane Anstine, Class of 1954, and his wife Norma live in Hutchinson, KS. Duane currently serves as the President of the Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel. He also serves as a Trustee for the KPERS fund.

Mary Ellen (McDowell) Johnson, Class of 1941, lives in Wichita, KS. Mary took classes in the basement of the old Arkansas City High School. She and her husband, Raymond (deceased), have a daughter, Caroline Gilstrap.


Fall 2006