A&F Newsletter

Summer 2010


We heard from...

Andrew Ebert, and his wife, Jackie, both Class of 2008, live in Wichita, KS. Andrew is employed as a customer support analyst at Sedgwick County Division of Information and Operations, and also teaches online computer courses for Cowley College. Jackie is an administrative assistant at Northwest Christian Church in Wichita. Both are attending Friends University and are scheduled to graduate in 2011.

David Brimmerman, Class of 1999
, and his wife, Ashley, live in Wichita, KS. The couple have a son, Conner Samuel Brimmerman 1. David has fond memories of being a part of the Act One troupe. He also enjoyed working with current theatre director Scott MacLaughlin and former theatre director Dejon Ewing.

Jennifer (Friess) Benton, Class of 1995, lives in Wichita, KS. Benton is employed as an ESOL teacher with USD 259 Wichita Public Schools. She has a daughter, Sophia 4. Some of her fondest memories of Cowley are of being in the “Cabaret” and serving as a Tigerette Danceline member.

Shelby (Hockenbury) Lewis, Class of 1992
, and her husband, Devin, live in El Dorado. The couple has four children, Jessie 28, Ralston 25, Kyler 22, and Keelan 19. They also have two grandchildren, Taylor 9, and Braden 4. Shelby and Devin work at Spirit Aerosystem, where Shelby is a sheet metal mechanic and Devin is a sheet metal mechanic lead.

Lynn (Pettigrew) Norris, Class of 1977, and her husband, Randy, live in Cambridge, KS. The couple has four children, Kara, Micah, Amber, and Jennifer as well as six grandchildren. Lynn is a licensed secondary language arts director/service coordinator for ECCRC/Lighthouse Library and PK Management. Randy is retired from the United States Air Force and works as a manager for Cowley Rural Water District No. 5. Lynn had a book published titled Whippoorwill: A Journey Through Loss. The book tells about the loss of their daughter, Jennifer, who was a Cowley graduate. She also started ECCRC, a 501-C Community Resource Center, with the focus on literacy.

William Hackathorn, Class of 1972, lives in Waco, Texas. William attended law school after graduating from Cowley and currently works as a subcontracts manager in the aerospace industry, which builds airplanes for the Army. He has two children, Dusty 30, and Brady 25, and has fond memories of his time at Cowley.

Rod Elder, Class of 1972, lives in Manhattan, KS. He has two sons, Lance and Jordan, and a grandson, Caden. Elder is an assistant professor at Kansas State University and teaches in the department of architectural engineering and construction science and management.

John Dabrow, Class of 1958
, and his wife, Constance, live in Tucson, AZ. John retired from officiating major college basketball games in 1995 and was inducted into the Kansas Collegiate Officials Association Hall of Fame in 2006. He also retired in 1995 as vice president of the North Orange County YMCA. He and Constance live in an active adult community just north of Tucson in the foothills of the Sonoran Mountains. The couple spends May through September at their home at the Lake of the Ozarks. They have five daughters, Tammy, Laurie, Kristin, LeaAnn, and Lisa. They also have nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Kenneth Engleman, and his wife, Waneta (Sconies) Engleman, both Class of 1934, live in Bartlesville, OK. The couple, which has been married 72 years, have three children, Joe 69, John 64, and Jan 53. After graduating from Arkansas City Junior College, Kenneth went on to graduate from Kansas State University with a degree in civil engineering. He served as a civil engineer for Phillips Petroleum Company for 14 years in different places in Texas before the couple moved to Bartlesville in 1950. He worked for Phillips for a total of 40 years, retiring in 1977. Waneta went on to graduate from Oklahoma State University with a degree in education. She retired in 1975, having last taught social studies at Madison (OK) Middle School. The couple has enjoyed traveling, playing bridge and working crossword puzzles.

Summer 2010