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Wolfe named president of

Iliff School of Theology

The Rev. Thomas Wolfe ’78,

Ph.D., was named the 14th

president of Iliff School of

Theology in Denver, Colo. His

appointment was effective Aug. 1.

Wolfe was senior vice president

and dean, Division of Student

Affairs, at Syracuse University,

where he led more than 350

employees in the areas of health

and wellness; discovery and

engagement, inclusion, community

and citizenship; and central

services. Prior to this position,

he served as dean and chaplain at

Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse and

was a pastor of United Methodist

parishes in New York.

Wolfe serves as a trustee of

Lycoming College and the Upper

New York Conference of the

United Methodist Church. He is

also a senator of the University

Senate of the UMC, where he has

served as secretary from 2008-12

and will complete a presidential

term from 2013-16. He is an active

member of many civic groups,

including InterFaith Works and

Vera House.

An ordained elder with the

Upper New York Conference of the

UMC, Wolfe earned a bachelor’s

degree in psychology from

Lycoming, a Master of Divinity

degree from Pacific School of

Religion, and a Ph.D. in higher

education administration from


Jerry Boone


administration) leads the Skycoasters,

a nine-piece party band for which he

plays the tenor saxophone. The group

has played for NBC at the 1992 Summer

Olympics, several Super Bowl parties

and the 2009 opening day festivities at

Yankee Stadium. The Skycoasters also

performed during Colgate University’s

2013 alumni weekend.


Virginia “Ginny” Shamlian


Sherrie (Burton) Smith


Joyce Michaud

(art) has been

director of the Ceramic Arts Program

at Hood College since 2000. She is an

associate professor at Hood, where she

serves as founding director of the MFA

and Graduate Certificate in Ceramic Arts

and Studio Arts coordinator. Her home

and studio are in Frederick County, Md.,

where she was inducted into the Arts

Hall of Fame.

David Schoch


administration) has

been named Ford

Motor Company

group vice

president and his

position as CEO of

China Operations

was expanded

to president of

Ford’s Asia Pacific

Operations. In this

role, David has

responsibility for all

of Ford’s operations

and partnerships

within the Asia

Pacific region. He and his wife,




, live in Shanghai, China.


Sherry L. MacPherson



Joseph Kaczmarczyk


is a professor and vice chair of obstetrics-

gynecology at Philadelphia College

of Osteopathic Medicine. He also was

promoted to assistant dean of clinical

education at the

college. He previously

had a 23-year career

in the U.S. Public

Health Service.


Gail (Gleason)




Jerry Boone ’72, seated in front row, with members of the Skycoasters

Artwork by Joyce Michaud ’73

David Schoch ’73

Rev. Thomas Wolfe ’78