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Bonnie Sahadi Werner. 1966

Bonnie has a passion for giving back. Her exceptional musical talent, tireless community service, spiritual devotion, and authorship of several inspirational books elevate her to a distinguished role model. At Woodward, she excelled in music (Choraliers), graduated in organ performance from Cincinnati Music Conservatory, and gave concerts in church and joint recitals with her husband. She also studied psychology and counseling and became a social worker for over 300 families. Bonnie counseled drug addicts and alcoholics, established an AA Chapter   called "Lifesavers", and started a soup kitchen. Later, she was caretaker for her husband. She wrote three books (two were Pulitzer Prize nominees) and is currently writing about PTSD.

Kathleen Cranon Alexander, 1969

Kathleen has, for over 40 years, inspired and developed talented young artists. After graduating from Mary Manse College, she taught art for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, TX where she won Teacher of the Year. She also ran after school and summer art camps at community centers. In 1999, she opened The Art Stop, which became the premier children's art school in Dallas Art Stop has sponsored over 30 scholarships and contributes to many community organizations. Its mission statement is "When you walk through the door, the world ends-imagination and creativity begin”.  You can't spell heart without ART because ART remains in    every heart.

 

Amy Bishop Bostwick, 1984

For over 30 years Amy has played and taught music as a performer (trombonist) and an award-winning teacher and music director. After teaching in Ottawa Hilts, she has spent over 20 years at Pike-Delta-York Local Schools, where she teaches music and directs bands for grades K-12. She also performs in and directs music production at her church, ln addition to her music activities, she has been a trainer/ scorer for Pearson Education Services and mentored entry level teachers for certification for National Board of Professional teaching Standards. She graduated from The University of Toledo with a BEd and MM Ed in Music Education.                                                                                                                        

Tom Marsh, 1984

  Tom was a standout athlete who played Major League Baseball. At Woodward he was All­ State. At The University of Toledo, he broke home run records and was inducted into the UT Athletic Hall of Fame. Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies, he played in the minors until his MLB debut in 1992, playing 3 seasons. His remarkable hitting achievements in separate games include: 4 hits, 2 triples,2 home runs, and a grand slam. He also played in the Dominican Republic League and won MVP and batting titles. Tom played his final year for Cleveland Indians AAA team. He volunteered at baseball camps, Special Olympics, reading programs, and currently coaches.

 Sara A. Monhollen , 1988  Sara has, for over 20 years, been a  Human Resources professional with broad knowledge and skills in HR administration including : recruitment retention, conflict resolution , organization development., employee relations, compensation and benefits, strategic planning has worked for Hirzel Canning Company (Northwood , OH). Sara built the HR Department from the ground up and directs all HR operations. She graduated with a BA (English) from David Lipscomb University, and a second BA (Psychology) from    Lourdes College. At Woodward she was a Bearette and a member of dance and musical groups.                                                        

Glynis L. Kolling, PhD, 1992

For over 20 years, Glynis has researched human intestinal microbiology. After Woodward she graduated with her BS (Ohio State), MS and PhD (both Rutgers) -all degrees in food science. After 14 years as a post-doctoral researcher, she became an  Assistant  Professor of Medicine in infectious Diseases and International Health at the University of Virginia . Her research includes: intestinal microbiology, bacteriology, age-related changes, and effects of antibiotics and probiotics for treatment of intestinal infection. She has published numerous journal articles and been awarded multiple grants, including the 2009 Young Investigators Grant for probiotics Research. At Woodward, she captained the flag Corps in the marching band and was voted female class clown.