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Dr. Thomas Langley, ’37, Dalton, Ga., celebrated his 100th birthday on Dec. 28, 2006. He continues to practice and is recognized as the world’s oldest practicing chiropractor. Phone: (706) 278-7801.


Dr. Bruce C. Hagen, ’53, Sioux Falls, S.D., recently published “How to Live to be 100 in Spite of Your Doctor,” in which he offers advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle without drugs or surgery. Phone: (605) 361-6824, e-mail:

Dr. Calvin Wenger, ’56, Lancaster, Pa., recently celebrated his 50th year in practice in the business that his late father, S.G. Wenger, D.C., ’37, had established. Phone: (717) 397-5810, e-mail:


Dr. Mike Shreeve, ’74, was honored by the Florida Chiropractic Society with its Lifetime Achievement Award in August 2006. Phone: (386) 763-2718, e-mail:

Dr. John L. Stump, ’76, Fairhope, Ala., has signed a contract with McGraw-Hill to publish a new anatomy textbook. Dr. Stump recently finished co-authoring an electro-acupuncture textbook for Elsevier Publishers, which is due out this year. Phone: (251) 990-8188, e-mail:

Dr. Michael F. Homulka, ’79, Norvelt, Pa., has been using the Cellular Health Cancer and Heart Disease programs developed by Dr. Mattias Rath. Phone: (723) 423-7133.


Dr. Jeffrey C. Mackey, ’80, Madison, Wis., joined LSM Chiropractic Clinic in March 2006. Dr. Mackey is the sole practitioner in LSM’s 10th clinic in Whitewater, Wis. Phone: (608) 249-7657, e-mail:

Dr. Craig E. Cheple, ’81, Olympia, Wash., welcomed his first grand-daughter, Dwenlynn Ruth, on Nov. 6, 2005. Phone: (360) 943-2358, e-mail:

Dr. Bev Foster, ’81, Little Rock, Ark., was recently appointed by Arkansas Governor Huckabee to a third term on the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Phone: (501) 371-0152, e-mail:

Dr. Ira Shapiro, ’83, Old Bridge, N.J., was recently awarded a Special Service Award by the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors and named the Sports Doctor of the Year by the ACA Council on Sports Injuries & Physical Fitness, for his 20-year commitment to chiropractic excellence and his work with the U.S. Olympic team. Phone: (732) 723-0023.

Dr. Tom Potisk holding plaque with Sherry Walker

Tom Potisk, D.C., ’84, is given the Chiropractor of the Year award from the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association (WCA), by WCA President Sherry Walker, D.C. Phone: (414) 762-8441, e-mail:

Dr. Jon E. Rumbaugh, ’88, Connellsville, Pa., married Meeghan Triggs on Oct. 6, 2006. Phone: (724) 628-8170, e-mail:

Dr. Steven Saro holding plaque with Steven Sciuto

Steven Saro, D.C., ’88, left, receives the 2006 Massachusetts Chiropractic Society (MCS) Chiropractor of the Year Award, from MCS Director Steven Sciuto, D.C., ’86, during the annual MCS convention in Sept. 2006. Phone: (978) 970-2222.

Dr. William Stephen Orr, ’88, and his wife, Judy, have opened Back to Health Chiropractic at 2110 McCulloch, Suite 3, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406. Phone: (928) 453-7570, e-mail: orrschores@npgcable. com.


Dr. Linda Lorenz, ’90, and her husband, Vincent, La Cross, Wis., had a daughter, Aaliyah, on Nov. 1, 2005. Phone: (608) 784-2227, e-mail: dr7lorenz@

Dr. Val Svetich-Plumley, ’91, and her husband Richard Plumley, had a son, Aiden, in July 2006. Phone: (510) 713-7702, e-mail:

Dr. Lawrence Bennett, ’92, Lititz, Pa., had a son, Zefan Mackenzie, on May 22, 2006. Phone: (717) 627-6059, e-mail:

Dr. Kayla Ranger-Dean, ’92, has moved her practice to 55475 N. Main St, Mattawan, MI 49071. Phone: (269) 668-4521, e-mail: krdchiromom@

Dr. Mark Lindholm, ’93, and his wife, Lisa, Elkhart, Ind., recently had a daughter, Mary Grace. Phone: (574) 262-4402, e-mail: health@

Dr. John Giugliano, ’94, Hewlett, N.Y., had a daughter, Ava Faith, on Oct. 4, 2005. Phone: (516) 679-3100, e-mail: thedcinme@optonline,net.

Dr. Kathryn Mandich, ’95, had a son, Nikola David, on Sept. 4, 2006. Phone: (845) 895-1131, e-mail:

Dr. Julie Niedwick, ’95, and her husband, Mark, Camp Hill, Pa., had a daughter, Katelyn Louise, on Oct. 6, 2005. Phone: (717) 766-9700, e-mail:

Dr. Dennis Vonnahme, ’95, and his wife, Kelly, Pocahontas, Iowa, had a daughter, Jenna, on Nov. 1, 2005. Phone: (712) 335-4900, e-mail:

Dr. Leanne Cupon-Jahn, ’96, Roswell, Ga., married Dr. Warren Jahn on Oct. 21, 2006. Along with practicing together in Roswell, the two have developed a number of postgraduate programs for Chiro- In 2006, Dr. Cupon-Jahn obtained the Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Professionals. Phone: (770) 740-1999, e-mail:

Dr. Patrick Gottfried, ’96, and his wife, Nancy, Flora, Ill., had a son, Jantzen Patrick, on Dec. 7, 2005. Phone: (618) 395-9131, e-mail: gottfried1@

Dr. Joe Herbert, ’96, and Dr. Lisa Desroches- Herbert, ’97, recently participated in the Akron Marathon with two all-patient teams, one allfemale, the other all-male. The women’s team ranked 11th overall for the five-member female relay and the men’s team ranked 19th for the five-member male relay. Phone: (330) 722-7709, e-mail:

Todd Hubbard, ’96, and his wife, Amy (Hoefler), C.T. ’92, Bettendorf, Iowa, had a son, Owen Cooper, on Aug. 8, 2006. Phone: (309) 786-2663, e-mail:, amytodd53@

Drs. Greg and Nancy Klepetka, ’96, Alexandria, Minn., are celebrating 10 years in practice this February. In 2004, the couple changed the name of their practice, Klepetka Chiropractic Clinic, to Integrated Health Center and added a family practice M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, an acupuncturist, three certified massage therapists and an R.N. that specializes in aesthetic and anti-aging face care. Phone: (320) 762-2311, e-mail:

Dr. Francine Lajoie, ’96, and her husband, Jay Walsh, North Adams, Mass., had a daughter, Naomie Jade Walsh, on Oct. 16, 2006. Phone: (413) 663-5500, e-mail:

Dr. John Patenaude, ’96, and his wife, Heather, had a son, Luke James, on July 17, 2006. E-mail:

Dr. Gary Greve, ’97, and his wife, Jody, New Holland, Pa., had a son, Joshua Michael, on Nov. 25, 2005. E-mail:

Dr. Brent Cullinan, ’98, Ottumwa, Iowa, was selected as the 2006 Outstanding Alumnus by Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) where he earned his Electronics/Telecommunications Technology, and Arts and Sciences degrees. Phone: (641) 682-8219.

Dr. Andrew Krueger, ’98, and his wife, Donna, Antigo, Wis., recently had a daughter, Kailee Jo. Phone: (715) 623-4687, e-mail: krueger@

Dr. Hiroya Nakamura, ’98 has moved his practice to 652 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60193. Phone: (847) 891-1112, e-mail:

Dr. Derren Slinde, ’98, and his wife, Rhonda, Stoughton, Wis., had their second son, Corbin Grayson, on Oct. 15, 2006. Phone: (608) 877-8465, e-mail:

Dr. Travis Tessendorf, ’98, and his wife, Abbie, Columbus, Neb., had a daughter, Cambell Kay, on Aug. 31, 2006. Dr. Tessendorf recently celebrated the seventh anniversary of his practice, Tessendorf Chiropractic. Phone: (402) 564-0193, e-mail:

Dr. Andrew F. King, ’99, Grovetown, Ga., was appointed Chief of Chiropractic Clinic at the Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Ga., in May, 2006. Phone: (706) 787-6041, e-mail:

Dr. Claire Staehler-Lapenski, ’99, and her husband, Dr. Craig Lapenski, ’99, Graham, Wash., had a daughter, Sophia Grace, on Aug. 21, 2006. Phone: (253) 445-8181.


Dr. David Pflaum, ’00, Sterling Heights, Mich., is now promoting chiropractic in Detroit, Mich., and around the world, Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. (EST) at Phone: (586) 268-6868, website:

Dr. Laurie Suthard, ’00, and her husband, Detective Kevin Suthard, had a daughter, Riley Margaret, on May, 30, 2006. E-mail:

Dr. Jennifer Drake, ’01, and her husband, Jeremy, Longmont, Colo., had a son, Lincoln Marshall on Sept. 29, 2006. Phone: (303) 682-9292, e-mail:

Dr. Kyrie Kleinfelter, ’01, and her husband, Marc, St. Charles, Ill., had a son, Max Sherwood, on June 17, 2006. Phone: (630) 584-5200, e-mail:

Dr. Kristine Strawniak-Louth,’01 and her husband Drake, Mendon, Ohio, had a daughter, Madison Riley, on Dec. 15, 2005. Phone: (419) 795-1197, e-mail:

Drs. Lucas and Amy Watterson, ’01, Morgantown, W.V., are in their second year of hosting a live talk radio show called “BackTalk.” It airs on WAJR 1440 AM at 8:35 a.m. on the third Friday of each month or can be heard live at To listen to archived programs visit www.mtnstatespinalcare. com. Phone: (304) 292-7740, e-mail:

Dr. Angela Engel, ’02, and her husband, Travis, Abbotsford, Wis., had a daughter, Reagan Marie, on Jan. 14, 2006. Phone: (715) 223-2126, e-mail:

Dr. Travis Hites, ’02, has opened a new clinic at 2712 Bee Caves Rd., Suite 112, Austin, TX 78746. Phone: (512) 535-1730, e-mail: info@hitesfamilychiropractic. com.

Dr. Tim Joy, ’02, and his wife, Donia, Tacoma, Wash., had a son, Matthew Thomas, Dec. 30, 2005. Phone: (253) 475-0550, e-mail: office@

Drs. Joseph Spaulding, ’02, and Brandy Parsons Spaulding, ’02, Chillicothe, Ohio, had twins, Aiden and MiKayla, on March 8, 2005. Phone: (740) 775-1900, e-mail: Dr. Renee Weir-Fisher, ’02, opened Discover Chiropractic in Iowa City, Iowa, on Aug. 21, 2006. Phone: (319) 248-1111.

Dr. Jason C. Theobald, ’02, and his wife, Angie, Baraboo, Wis., had a son, Trey Maxwell, on Oct. 7, 2006. In November 2006, Dr. Theobald moved his office, Allied Health Chiropractic, to 550 W. Maple St., Baraboo, WI 53913. Phone: (608) 355-4100, e-mail:

Dr. Urs Zimmerman, ’02, and his wife, Kirsi, Hannover, Germany, had a son, Aiko Jonas, on May 12, 2006. Phone: (49) 511-5636401, e-mail:

Dr. Luke Lotriet, ’03, married Angela Hays in August 2005. They opened Lotriet Family Chiropractic in Plainfield, Ill., in September 2006. Phone: (815) 327-3540, website:

Dr. Tyler McClimon, ’03, opened a new office on June 1, 2006, at McClimon Chiropractic, 3346 Main Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508. Phone: (610) 582-4400, e-mail:

Drs. Erik White, ’03, and Renee White, ’03, Kaiserslauter, Germany, had a daughter, Mia Elizabeth, on Dec. 8, 2005. E-mail: chirorenee@

Dr. Jason Lafferty, ’03 and his wife, Nickole, C.T., ’01, Ladd, Ill., had a son, Jaden Daniel, on July 26, 2006. Phone: (815) 894-9400, e-mail: laffy1977@

Dr. WendyLynne (Weinbeck) Grenier, ’03, and her husband, Jim, Lowell, Mass., had a daughter, Thalissa Joy, on May 12, 2006. Phone: (978) 692-1300, e-mail:

Drs. Christopher, ’04, and Diane Hayes, ’03, Crown Point, Ind., had a daughter, Megan Ashley, on Aug. 18, 2004. Phone: (219) 661-8680, e-mail:

Dr. Robert Lavoie, ’04, has opened Lavoie Chiropractic at 510 Main St., Gorham, ME 04038. Phone: (207) 839-6800, e-mail: lavoiechiro@

Drs. Lisa and Eric Sakowski, ’04, Las Vegas, Nev., had a son, Brayden Ryan, on June 13, 2006. Phone: (702) 732-4044, e-mail: ericsakowski@

Dr. Jennifer Jozwiak, ’05, and husband, Steve, Juneau, Alaska, had a son, Michael, in November 2005. E-mail:

Dr. Nicole (Hubbell) McCauley, ’05, was married on May 27, 2006. She opened a multi-disciplinary clinic in Springfield, Mo., on Nov. 1, 2006. Phone: (417) 883-1141, e-mail:

Dr. Clay Morton in Karate pose

In August 2006, Clay Morton, D.C., ’05, attended the USA National-Karate Federation National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. After competing against 20 other entrants in the adult black belt mandatory kata division, Dr. Morton won first place. In November 2006, he went up against 140 competitors in the Shotokan Karate International World Championships in Japan and took first place, becoming the first American to win a medal in the 20-39 age category.

Dr. Jessica Allen, ’06, Anchorage, Alaska, completed her ICA Pediatric Diplomate in June 2006. Phone: (907) 764-1391, e-mail:

Dr. Clint Dickason, ’06, and his wife, Mindy (Metz), C.T., ’06, Castle Rock, Colo., had a daughter, Grace Ellen, on Aug. 19, 2006. E-mail:

Dr. Tiffany Ming Kao, ’06, Savanna, Ill., had a daughter the day she graduated, Sadie Raie Schumann, on June 16, 2006.

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