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Class Notes – from the Spring 2017 Vision magazine

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Sisters Kathy (Howell) Kruer and Jeanne (Howell) Schmidt ’67 will each receive a Spirit of Hope Award from St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities at its annual gala in recognition to their devotion to St. Elizabeth’s, from serving in the adoption program to serving as co-chairs of its Events Committee.


Brad Gettelfinger has added East Coast aftermarket sales manager for Hearst Direct Media for Car and Driver, Road & Track to his duties as DR sales manager for Car and Driver, Road & Track, and Popular Mechanics.


Mary Alice (Lenfert) Knott ’77, a math teacher at Providence, was a finalist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Saint Theodora Excellence in Education award. (See p. 12).


Lisa (Schaaf) Heselschwerdt has been promoted to operations manager at Burlington Stores in Louisville.

Scott Hornung was named the IHSBCA Coach of the Year for coaching the Providence Baseball team to the program’s first 2A state championship in June 2016. He also achieved his 400th victory during the 2016 season and was named to the IHSBCA Victory Club. Under his leadership, the program has earned 11 sectional titles over the past 19 years.


Crystal (Cox) Gunther was recently elected to the West Clark Community Schools School Board and began serving her four-year term in January 2017. She also has returned to serve on the IU Southeast Board of Advisors in her second six-year term. Previously, she was the youngest advisory board member appointed in the history of the campus during her first term beginning in 2008. She is director of community philanthropy for the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.

Tony Singleton is now a deputy public defender for the Clark County Public Defender’s Office.


Adam Popp is a 2016 Tillman Scholar on academic scholarship via the Pat Tillman Foundation, allowing him to attend George Washington University to pursue a degree in rehabilitation counseling. The Air Force veteran, who suffered a combat-related injury while working with an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team in Afghanistan in 2007, also will be one of six veterans recognized by Evan Williams Bourbon as an American hero. His story will be featured on special American-Made Heroes bottles, recognizing his bravery with a special red, white, and blue bottle to be sold nationwide Memorial Day through July 4. Six veterans are honored every year, and $10,000 is given to that veteran’s favorite charity.


Adam and Denise (Galligan) Allgeier are the proud parents of Caroline Rose Allgeier, born in October 2016. Caroline and big brothers Avery and Brendan are the grandchildren of Michael Galligan ’56.


Justin Campbell has published a book, The New Complete You, Life Between the Lines, using his college athletic experience as a metaphor for becoming a stronger Christian. He oversees the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at New Albany High School and lives in Jeffersonville with his wife, Tinika, and their daughters, Jada and Mariah, and stepdaughter Ashlee. Check out for more information.


Anastasia (Goffinet) Herget has accepted a job with General Motors as the connected customer specialist for the Indiana/Illinois market.

Sarah Kleinhenz has been awarded the 2016 Legal Secretary of the Year by the Legal Assistants of Louisville and the Louisville Bar Association.


Andrea (Hensgen) Smallwood, a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual, recently was named a Standout in Financial Planning by Louisville Magazine.

Krissy (Beyl) Van Laan and her husband, Tim, welcomed daughter Adeline Louise in February 2017. Big brother Stanley is loving his new role. Krissy is an English teacher at Providence.


Casey Murphy is now collection lead for SEPHORA in New York City.


Dean Hickerson is now an investment consultant at Charles Schwab in Indianapolis.

Travis Jones, M.D., is serving as an orthopedic surgery resident at Cleveland Clinic – Akron General Medical Center in Ohio and plans to specialize in orthopedic spine and trauma surgery having earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, where his research entailed post-operative total hip arthroplasty infections and wound vac therapy. He previously completed sub-internships at Emory University, University of Texas San Antonio and the University of Florida.

Elyse LaGarenne was recently promoted to promotion success specialist at Salesforce in Indianapolis. Her new Indianapolis home will be featured on an upcoming episode of Good Bones on HGTV. Season 2 begins May 30.

Chelsey King, CPA, has been promoted to budget analyst—electric distribution for LG&E and KU Energy in Louisville.

Adam Mattingly is now a mechanical engineer with BSA LifeStructures in Indianapolis.

Amanda Schoenfelder Mattingly and her husband, Elliot Mattingly, competed in the IronMan Louisville on Oct. 9, 2016. After many months of training, Amanda finished in 14:12:58. Amanda is a physical therapist working with pediatric neurology St. Mary’s & Elizabeth’s Hospital in Louisville.


Courtney Murphy is now head coach at Orangetheory Fitness in Walnut Creek, Calif.


Christopher Jaynes is now an Edison (mechanical) engineer at GE Aviation in Cincinnati.
Katie Kincaid has been promoted to human resources manager for Lowe’s Companies in Henderson, Ky.

Jessica Willis, RN, BSN, graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s of science in nursing with a minor in family studies in December 2016. She is now working in the Pediatric ICU at Kentucky Children’s Hospital, a part of UK HealthCare, in Lexington.


George Knott, a senior on the Bellarmine University men’s basketball team, helped the team advance to the NCAA Division II Final Four.


High school sweethearts Jack Koetter and Catherine Emerson were married on Sept. 23, 2016.

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