The McPherson College


Special Issue

Summer 1992

Stanley is Prof of Year

McPherson College awarded honors for scholarship, participa-tion and service to both students and faculty in its annual Honors Convocation May 7.

Named as Professor of the Year was Dr. Kimberly Stanley, associate professor of English and communications. Seniors listed in the 1992 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities choose the Professor of the Year to recognize outstanding teaching, scholarship and interest in students.

Dr. Stanley joined the McPherson College faculty in 1988. She teaches courses in American and English literature, composition and communications.

The following students (all ’92 graduates unless otherwise indi-cated) were recognized by their academic disciplines for special individual achievements:

Outstanding Service Award: Leann Johnson.

Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Student: Stacey Bruton.

Outstanding Business Student: Co-winners, Julie Gillaspie and Michelle Wondra.

Outstanding Accounting Student: Emma Wenger.

Natural Science Merit Research Award, recognizing excellent achievement in student research: Jodi Weddle.

Burkholder Research Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in student research in the natural sciences: Peter Hanson.

CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award, for oustanding achievement in chemistry at the first-year college level: Lori Anderson, fifth-year.

Outstanding Physical Education Major: Kenneth Becker.

Model Educators Award: (Elementary) Alice Olander, fifth-year (Secondary) Joe Blackford, fifth-year.

Female Athlete of the Year:

Michelle Wondra.

Male Athlete of the Year: Ted


The convocation concluded with recognition of retiring Student Council president Leann Johnson, and the passing of the Stuco gavel from Johnson to the new president, sophomore Ryan Hicks.

McPherson College, McPherson, Kan. 67460

Photo by Jonathan Coachman

Tree damage from the June 15 tornado was extensive. While only a few trees were total losses, many will remain misshapen for several years.

Tornado cuts $600,000 swath

across McPherson

Warning sirens sent residents of the McPherson College Courts apartments scurrying for safety the evening of June 15, just minutes before a tornado passed over the campus at rooftop level, causing $600,000 in damage to college property.

No injuries were reported on campus, and almost none in residential areas north and east of the campus that were more severely damaged. Only a couple of security personnel were on the grounds when the sirens sounded shortly after 10 p.m. But most of the 37 residents of the College Courts were led to safety by Courts manager, Ms. Charlotte Vancil.

While the Courts residents had never had a walkthrough, Vancil said she had discussed emergency procedures with each, and “everything clicked” in the evacuation to the basement of Frantz Hall.

Vancil led most Courts residents to Frantz immedi-ately after the sirens’ initial blasts. During a lull in the storm between when the sirens first sounded and when the tornado struck, Vancil made a headcount and returned to the Courts to do a second search for missing residents. They returned with no time to spare.

The force of the wind nearly sucked her out of Frantz, and as she was struggling with the door, “the roof of the greenhouse started peeling back like the opening of a sardine can,” Vancil said.

The College Courts themselves were virtually untouched, suffering only a few broken windows and doors. However, virtually every car parked on Lehmer Street sustained some body or windshield damage from flying debris.

College campus

Damage on the west side of campus was also relatively light. Four-by-eight foot panels of plywood from a reroofmg project in progress on Miller Library were littered about the north end of Mingenback Mall, pulled out by the nails. In addition, it has recently been discovered that the roof of the Sport Center sustained considerable damage and may need to be replaced. Damage to Mohler Hall and the Student Union was limited to a broken window apiece.

Damage to the center of campus was more significant. Trees in the Quadrangle area were heavily damaged. Some have been removed. Tiles on Beeghly and Fahnestock were also required replacement.

Destruction was heaviest across the east side of campus. Two 30-foot pines uprooted and fell against the main entrance to Metzler Hall. Every window on the east side of Metzler was broken out. New carpet is being installed in every dorm room that suffered a broken window and in all Metzler hallways, said Cheri Miller, business manager. In addition, all of Metzler Hall is being cleaned by ServiceMaster, she said.

Templeton Hall, home of the auto restoration and technology departments, took the hardest hit. The roof was a total loss, and the shops, Copy Center, offices, and classrooms sustained significant wind and water damage. Students, maintenance staff and volunteers have handled the cleanup of Templeton.

“The plan is that everyone will be back in [Templeton and Metzler Halls] when school begins, but there will still be things students will notice are being worked on,” Miller said.

News Briefs

Pour McPherson College athletes performed in the NAIA National Outdoor Track Meet in Abbottsford, British Columbia, May 23-24. Frank Clinage, jr., earned All-American honors with a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter dash. Ish-mael Kimbrough92, finished eighth in the long jump; Karme Clark ’92, 13th in the 200: andCamille Base, jr., 14th in the 400 hurdles.

Faculty positions have been filled, according to Dr. Dale Goldsmith, vice president for academic services. Mr. Stanley Miller has been hired as instructor in automobile restoration. Mr. Glen Snell has been hired as assistant professor of accounting beginning in January.

Habitat for Humanity has raised $15,000, or half the amount needed to build a Habitat home in McPherson. The momentum established by the campus chapter has carried over into the McPherson community, and a local affiliate is in the process of formation.

McPherson College awarded 98 degrees to graduates during its 104th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 24, in front of approximately 1,300 faculty, family members and friends.

Salaried positions on both the Spectator and Quad-rangle staffs are still avail-able. The Quadrangle (yearbook) will take applica-tions for editor-in- chief, or-ganizational assistant and business and advertising manager. The Spectator still has openings for a photog-raphy editor and business manager. Interested students should contact Darren Crum-rine, Student Council vice president and chair of the Board of Publications.

Guest Editorial

Time often necessary to recognize value of small college education

When i was 22 and had just graduated from Manchester College, I was cynical, caustic, and openly critical of my college. I had gone from freshman enthusiasm to sophomore hesitation to junior doubt to senior negativism. I did not return to campus for over five years.

After college, I had 16 years of graduate studies at three universities and employment as a pastor, professor, and administrator. I competed exceedingly well in graduate studies, even with students from Ivy League univer-sities. My social development appeared to me to be generally better in terms of skills, efficiency, tenacity, and articulation. Being a class officer, an athlete, student government officer, involved in music, and enrolled in small classes where I knew my peers and professors, evidently helped prepare me for living beyond passing tests.

After some very mediocre graduate classes, I began to realize the high quality and commitment of my college teachers. This recognition came impactfully. Compared to the politics, arrogance, rigidity, and crowdedness of much graduate education in a large setting, my college education had been honest, open, inspiring, even profound. I caught on quickly and did well at the universities. I prepared well, learned how to please on tests, kept my opinions to myself, cooperated and graduated. My professors lauded me but quickly forgot me as I later learned when requesting references. After such experiences, my feelings changed from bitterness toward my small college experience to feelings of appreciation—yes, almost reverence.

A McPherson College alumna recently told me about her professor son, also a McPherson College graduate. He completed a doctorate and now teaches at a large, wealthy university. He remarked to his mother that he had every teaching resource available to assist him, but he doubted his students were actually receiving the total education he received at McPherson College. He must have been thinking about personal relationships, committed faculty, participation, honest expression, and leadership chances as he made that remark. He now can compare and evaluate his college v. university, small v. large experiences. I remember him as a senior; he wasn’t totally positive.

He now sounds a little like Paul Hoffman.

Paul W. Hoffman President

Make your enrollment experience easy and painless by checking off the steps below that apply to you.

All Students

□    If you are carrying personal medical insurance, return a 1992-93 insurance waiver form now to have this charge deleted from your billing.

New Students

Make sure the college has received

□    Your official high school and/or college transcripts

□    Your original ACT or SAT Test Report

□    Medical history form

□    Financial Aid Transcripts (Transfer students must request these from previous colleges attended even if no financial aid was received.)

□    A signed copy of parent’s 1991 federal income tax return

□    A signed copy of student’s 1991 federal income tax return

□    All forms required for student


This scene will recreate itself many times on Monday, Aug. 31, when McPherson College students return to campus to register for the fall semester.

Photo by Barry McMillan

Monday, Aug. 31 Sport Center: Small Gym

Evening Enrollment: 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Part-time students only please.)

LATE REGISTRATION: A late fee of $25 will be assessed for students registering after August 31.

Take these steps now to breeze through lines

loans and financial aid (Student Aid Report, Guaranteed Student Loan Application, etc.)

Returning Students

Carefully read the Aug. 20, 1992, Financial aid status letter you will receive from the financial aid

office. Bring all documentation re quested in that letter with you t< registration.

□    Pay all outstanding student ac count balances and fines.

□    Bring your I.D. Returning stu-dents must have I.D. card to enroll

The McPherson College


Special Issue_Summer 1992

The McPherson College SPECTATOR is an official publication of McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas 67460, under the sponsorship of the Student Council of the college. The SPECTATOR is published six times a semester, allowing for the interruption of school holidays. Subscription information is available on request from the above address.

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College accepts more than 200 new students for admission

More than 200 new students representing 16 different states and 10 foreign countries have been accepted for admission into McPherson College according to recent admissions statistics.

“Our staff has greatly enjoyed helping these students ’take the next step' into a successful, satis-fying future," Mr. Fred Schmidt, director of admissions, said.

Students accepted for admission into McPherson College for the fall semester include:

Rachel M. Abeyta, Thornton, Colo.; Sarah L. Adams, McPherson; Fernando Alaniz, Wasco, Calif.; Orlando Alfaro, San Angelo, Texas; John William Anderson, Ft. Lyon, Colo.; and Shin-ichi Asada, Sapporo, Japan.

Also Jennifer A. Ball, South Hutchinson; Oscar Angel Barrios, Fullerton, Calif.; Jayme D. Barrows, Waterloo, Iowa; Jessica A. Boothe, Fruita, Colo.; Gunner C. Boss, Bennington; and Jerry D. Bowen, McPherson.

Jennifer Ann Boyd, Papillion, Neb.; Bret M. Brauer, Parker, Colo.; Kristina Kay Bretz, Studley; Michael A. Bretz, Studley; Bryce A. Brewer, Leoti; and Trista D. Bridges, Buhler.

Also Claudia J. Broker, Inman; Val-dine A. Brower, Towner, Colo.; William J. Brugger, Lafayette, Colo.; Jon-Jon Burnison, McPherson; Donna Louise Burns, McPherson; and Joshua I. Calderon, Ventura, Calif.

Eric C. Campbell, Lincoln; Kelli Lynn Carter, Flint, Texas; Kimberly Ann Carter, Flint, Texas; Arnaud Car-tier, Strasbourg, France; Benson Jermaine Caruthers, Kansas City; and Keith E. Cessna, McPherson.

Also Andrea L. Cheever, Papillion, Neb.; George Mwangi Chege, Sagana, Kenya; Brian Christiansen, Lebo; Darin Allen Christiansen, Lebo; Adam B. Clark, South Hutchinson; and Jeffery Dale Clark, Shattuck, Okla.

Jeffrey Allan Cole, Arvada, Colo.; Samuel T. Collier, Lawton, Okla.; Albert Capel Comas, Barcelona; Sherry Lynn Coopple, McPherson; Abel Corominas, Barcelona, Spain; and Travis Glenn Corr, Cherokee, Okla.

Also Kristen R. Cossaart, Salina; Kevin P. Coursey, Broomfield, Colo.; Aaron L. Cowger, Medford, Okla.; Jason A. Criqui, Lebo; Cullen M. Crosthwaite, Lebanon, Conn.; and J. Brandon Cusick, Coldwater.

Lane A. Davis, Wichita; Holly A. DeLaRosa, Garden City; Cary Lee De-Moss, Marion Oaks, Fla.; Damon Christopher DeWeese, Orange Park, Fla.; Norman E. Delay, Hutchinson; and Kevin Lee Delker, McPherson.

Also Sean M. Dell, Quarryville, Pa.; Donald, Dent, Wenatchee, Wash.; Amy V. Diaz, Rocky Ford, Colo.; Naomi Nicole Drain, Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Michelle R. Drew, Cherokee, Okla.; and Michael D. Epps, Runnells, Iowa.

Jan L. Fairchild, Kingman; Kristin D. Falen, Olathe; Christine M. Farner, Galva; David J. Forsyth, Overbrook;

Patricia A. Fox, Hutchinson; and Mark Randall Frazier, San Marcos, Calif.

Also Paul Q. Frazier, San Marcos, Calif.; Izumi Fukuoka, Kyoto, Japan; Christopher James Gallardo, San Antonio, Texas; William Forrest Gardner, Springfield, Mo.; Kathleen D. Geffert, Haven; and Billie M. Gheen, El Paso, Texas.

Kristina L. Gilbert, Hutchinson; Jeffrey Lynn Griffith, Nickerson; Betty A. Guffey, McPherson; Shana M. Gutierrez, Bentley; Ryan Robert Hale, Hutchinson; and Tiffany M. Hall, Whitewater.

Also Carolina Martinez Harris,

“Our staff has greatly enjoyed helping these students ‘take the next step’ into a successful, satisfying future.”

Mr. Fred Schmidt Admissions Director

Raytown, Mo.; Brandy A. Hayden, Wichita; Sylvia K. Hays, Topeka; Travis David Helm, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Darren Hendricks, Lawrence; and Andrew D. Hett, McPherson.

Lesli M. Hiebert, Marquette; Justin A. Hill, Anthony; Crystal Kay Hoffman, North Manchester, Ind.; Michelle C. Horner, Springfield, Colo.; Mark J. Howerton, Mission Viejo, Calif.; and Weilue Hu, Shanghai, China.

Also Charleton F. Huen, Eldora, Iowa; Elaine Rose Hunt, Wichita; Emilita L. Huston, Twin Falls, Idaho; Naoko Ihara, Tokyo, Japan; Diana L. Jaggers, McPherson; and Desmond A. Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.

Cynthia Ann Jones, Wiley, Colo.; Ervin L. Jones, Jr., Topeka; Jerome Devon Jones, Muskogee, Okla.; Kevin L. Kasselman, Ellinwood; Kenneth E. Kennedy, Beaver Falls, Pa.; and Margo I. Kerns, Wichita.

Also Dennis W. Kingery, McPherson; Orestis Kitsios, Omaha, Neb.; Diane R. Kitson, Hutchinson; LaStacia R. Knoll, Garden City; Ariyuki Kondo, Tokyo, Japan; and Dawn Krueger, Idaho Springs, Colo.

Jason R. Kuder, El Dorado; Matthew James Langley, Summit, N.J.; David E. Langvardt, McPherson; Cody B. Leonard, Holcomb; David William Liepelt, Madison, Conn.; and Ryan Jay Loncorich, Arvada, Colo.

Also Mitchell E. Maestas, Leoti; Larry D. Manous, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Carolyn R. Martin, Ottawa; Gregory W. Martin, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Shannon B. Martin, Mid-dlebury, Ind.; and Carole C. Mc-Curdey, McPherson.

Lori J. McNitt, Salina; Jarrod H. Miller, Valley Center; Jon Derek Monks, Limon, Colo.; Gilbert Moore, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Buffy D. Morrow, Katy, Texas; and Abdu Umar Mshelia, Golgola State, Nigeria.

Also Theresa Kay Muller, Blaine; Kyoko Nagaya, Miyagi, Japan; Shannon Louise Nagel, Wichita; Susan M.

Newton, McPherson; Antje Elizabeth Niehoff, Arnsberg, Germany; and Marcus Nielsen, Plattsmouth, Neb.

Angela Rose Nulf, Burrton; Kimberly L. O’Brien, Hutchinson; Shalah O’Callaghan, Haven; Tony Oakes, McPherson; Fernando L. Ocampo, Wasco, Calif.; and Thetan Dawn Ogle, Hoisington.

Also Patrice B. Ollagnier, Lyon, France; Claudia Parharidou, Thessaloniki, Greece; Traci Parkman, Law-ton, Okla.; Angie Rene Pate, Bowie, Texas; Jessica Patrick, Monument, Colo.; and Stephen E. Paul, Wasco, Calif.

Aaron W. Phillips, Salina; Richard S. Podlenski, Longmont, Colo.; Klaudia Poniewierska, Elgin, I11.; Jimmy R. Post, Lawton, Okla.; Tristan Powell, Oxford, England; and Kandi L. Price, Dodge City.

Also Sebrena J. Pulliam, Hutchinson; Bobby Jim Quinby, Buffalo, Okla.; Johnny Lynn Quinby, Buffalo, Okla.; Pascal Reber, Switzerland; Sherod J. Reed, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Anna L. Reyna, Higginsville, Mo.

Kayla R. Reynolds, Wichita; Matthew W. Richardson, St. John; John Marc Rittle, Montgomery, I11.; Carol L. Scherling, Hutchinson; Linda Kay Schmidt, Sharon; and Michael P. Schneider, Rossville.

Also L. C. Scott, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Michelle M. Scott, Hutchinson; Staci L. Shoemaker, McPherson; Shannon Shumard, McPherson; Amy N. Silvers, Corsicana, Texas; and Steven L. Simon, Topeka.

Annette M. Smith, Hutchinson; Twana L. Smith, Wichita; Bryan E. Snead, Del City, Okla.; Amy E. Spears, Potwin; Karin A. Stiggins, Hutchinson; and Robert W. Stivers, Hutchinson.

Also Christopher Lee Stone, Genoa, Colo.; Robert Struble, Jr., Johnson City, N.Y.; Jennifer L. Stucky, McPherson; Terrence D. Stucky, Hutchinson; Jason W. Sumpter, Elkhart, Ind.; and Jason E. Tavernaro, Kansas City, Mo.

Kelly R. Thaxton, Las Animas, Colo.; Jack I. Thompson, Jr., Temple Hills, Md.; Erik W. Tomlin, Elgin, I11.; Alphonso Q. Toney, McPherson; Richard J. Turner, Blanchard, Okla.; and Patricia J. Unruh, Buhler.

Also Chad C. Venette, Louisville, Colo.; Margaret L. Walter, Beloit; Charles Waltman, Paxico; Shawna L. Warren, Garden City; Patricia Waterman, Jewell; and Travis B. Watson, Ensign.

Joel L. Watts, Colorado Springs, Colo.; James M. Weigel, Oakley; Tas-leem Weljie, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Byron Lee White, Olathe; Linda Sue Willoughby, Minneapolis; and Todd Michael Wilson, Hutchinson.

Also Donald E. Winsor, Burns; Christopher A. Witty, Ridgecrest, Calif.; Ya-Yun Yang, Dodge City; Beverly Ann Yeager, McPherson; Angie J. Yoder, Partridge; Xi-yuan Zhang, Tianjin, China; and Stasi L. Zirkel, Wichita.

Fall sports prospects bright

Second-year soccer programs look for significant improvements

Coaches of McPherson College s fall athletic squads are unanimous on at least one thing this year: their teams will show significant improvements over last year’s performances.

Perhaps most optimistic is Jerry Malone, head coach for men’s soc-cer. “We’ll be 100 percent better.” Malone returns District 10 honorable mention defensive specialist Garrick Green, soph., and a core of experienced players from last year’s inaugural team. And Malone has had an excellent recruiting year, landing a whole crop of incoming athletes “who know how to play the game.” Prospects for the women’s soccer team, also in its second year, look equally bright. “I have a bunch of players with a strong will

to play soccer,” Coach Kester Iyoha says. “We are really ahead of where most new programs are.” Iyoha said he expects strong leadership from last year's captain Kimber McCune, jr., and Kristi Cable, soph. Iyoha recruited some explosive offense in freshman mid-fielder Shannon Nagel, Wichita, and solid goaltending in Sylvia Hayes, fr., Topeka.

Coach Dan Thiessen, back for his seventh season as head football mentor, is looking for his Bulldogs to improve from their eighth-place finish in last year’s KCAC race to as high as third.

“We will have the opportunity to be a greatly improved team if the combination of returning people and incoming players jell into a unit that works together.” Thiessen

said he is “greatly impressed” with his team's off-season work and the quality of his recruits.

Thiessen will be looking for leadership from seniors Gary Brown and Dan Hall. Brown was All-KCAC at running back last year and Hall ranked ninth in the nation with seven interceptions.

An upper-division conference finish should also be in the cards for the volleyball team, according to third-year coach Deb Moore who said she is “very optimistic’ about the coming season.

A key to her team’s early success will be the leadership of returning seniors Darci Hass and Michelle Fleming and returning juniors Shannon Peters, Lisa Sturgeon and Jenny Gutsch. Moore expects immediate contributions from incoming players Sara Adams, fr. McPherson, and Tiffany Hall, fr.. Whitewater- Remington.

Two fall sports have new coaches. Dave Barrett has taken

All fall sports teams, including the football Bulldogs, will be lining up for practices and early season competition after students return to campus Aug. 29.

the reins of the women’s tennis program from 40-year veteran Dr. Doris Coppock.

“I’m looking forward to the season, and I know we will be very competitive every time we’re on the court,” Barrett said. The play of returning team members Sara Mc-Lallen, soph., and Janette Joyce, sr., will be important, Barrett said. Top tennis recruits include Jessica Boothe, fr., Fruita, Colo., and Jan Fairchild, a transfer from Seward County.

Jack Patino, a former Mac cross country standout, is returning to coach the runners this fall. Patino was unavailable for comment.

1992-93 Fall Sports Schedules