Delta Upsilon - University of Kansas

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Kansas Chapter of Delta Upsilon at the University of Kansas

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THE SUNFLOWER KAnSAS Du Alumni p.o. box 1611 lAwrence, KAnSAS 66044 Address service requested Lynn H. Miller '59 is co-authoring with an art historian a forthcoming book, "Salut! France Meets Philadelphia: The French Presence in Philadelphia's History, Culture and Art," to be published by Temple University Press in 2020. He retired in 2001 as professor emeritus, political science, at Temple University. He lives in Philadelphia with his spouse, Jim McClelland. Email: Max L. Schardein '62 retired in 1992 as a brigadier general for the U.S. Army Reserve after 30 years of service and in 2008 after 44 years as a consulting engineer. He sadly reports that his wife, Judy, passed away in 2014. He lives in Colorado, "enjoying the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities." Email: Larry A. Houston '64 is retired from Boeing Commercial Aircraft. He says, "All is okay!" He lives in Wichita and has one son, Scott. Mark A. Praeger, M.D. '64 retired from general surgery practice in 2013. For the last four years he has specialized in breast surgery at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He and his wife, Sandy, live in Lawrence and have two children, Gretchen and John David. They enjoy traveling, most recently to Italy and Mexico. Email: Charles R. Cram '69 held various finance and accounting positions with Mobil Oil and ExxonMobil for 29 years before retiring in 2002. He also owned a recreation vehicle repair shop for 15 years and retired for good in 2018. He and his wife, Sandra, have one son, Doug, and live in Krum, Texas. Email: Kenneth W. Wiley '70 is a music producer and recording artist in Tujunga, Calif., and plays on Family Guy and American Dad. You can check out his bio and recording dates at Email: Nick B. Michale '77 retired in 2016 as an annuity marketing consultant for Creative Marketing Corp. He plays lots of golf: "Not very good at it, but it is my passion! Usually out in 30-degree weather with my cart cover and heater." He'll be working at the tournament at Blue Hills Country Club in May. Nick and his wife, Kim, live in Overland Park, Kan., and have two children, Kelly and Nick Jr. Michael D. Robertson '81 is CEO/chairman of Ocean Media ( "We recently launched all the advertising for Etsy, Car Gurus,, Rakuten, and Mint Mobile. Mint Mobile had one of the highest rated commercials in the Super Bowl. Ocean Media also continues to service Priceline going into our 22nd year as their only agency. Ocean will again surpass $450 million in billings. I owe it all to KU! Go, Hawks!" Mike lives in Newport Beach, Calif., with his wife, Kimberly. They have four children, Chelsea, Garrett, Wyatt, and Emma. Email: Jeffrey A. Wheat '86 reports that after running Anheuser Busch's Global Security Operations Center in Bangalore, India, he is now director of solutions engineering with @Risk Technologies. He lives in Shawnee, Kan., with his wife, Gabrielle. They have two children, Brandon and Madison. Email: Kenneth Cochran '13 is a products liability and business litigation corporate defense lawyer with Shook in Kansas City. Email: Alumni News (Continued from page 3) W e know Kansas DU positively influenced so many lives at KU, and in the next few years alumni are going to be the key to a successful recolonization. We need alumni now who will have a positive influence on future DUs for years to come. We hope you will consider making a commitment and help. Please contact Grant Kaufman '92 at if you would like to volunteer your time. Volunteers Needed Help Us Find Our Lost Brothers C ommunication and alumni involvement over the next four years will be critical for our return to KU. Which is why we need to have the most up-to-date information for as many alumni as possible. A list of lost brothers can be found at If you know the street address or email address for any of these alumni, please send their information to Grant Kaufman '92 at Alumni of Kansas Chapter of Delta Upsilon @KansasDU deltaupsilonku The Kansas Chapter of Delta Upsilon back/support-kansas-du f i - - l i

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