Viking Views Winter/Spring


1940s 1| Hugh Dunn ‘48 was recognized as a Pioneer in Education. Dunn was among six educators honored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education during the 57th annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators. He was a member of the football team and the track team during his time at Valley and has previously been inducted into the Missouri Coaches Hall of Fame and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Hugh Dunn is pictured fourth from right. Photo courtesy of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 1960s 2| Deb (Thomas) Somero ‘69 and Wayne Somero ‘69 celebrated their 50th anniversary with a cruise to the Baltics. The couple met while attending MVC. 1970s 3| Tom Taylor ’70 & Janet Taylor ’70 and Charlie Guthrey ‘71 & Jackie Guthrey ‘72 vis- ited Scotland. During their travels they visited a number of places, including Edinburgh Castle and Blair Castle.

1980s 4| Steve Beahm ‘86 was a guest on an epi- sode of Jay Leno’s Garage. In the show, Beahm discusses the 2019 Dodge Hellcat Redeye with Leno. The full video can be found on YouTube. 5| A number of former Alpha Xi Delta's recent- ly met up. Pictured left to right are: Tracie Hall Lewis '87, Karen Green Bernsen, Nikki Sal- lee Hart '89, Henry Jo, Kelly Call Eaton '87, Carrie Garvey Lawson, Harbi Hartley Helms '88 and Ginger Sallee Murphy '89. 1990s Amy Richardson-Hager ‘91 was the recipient of the 2018 Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel (MASFAP) Award for Missouri. 6| Larry Godsey ‘91 and Jordan Bennett ‘03 were pictured together while stationed overseas, Godsey was with the 1-138th Infantry Regiment and Bennett was with the 35th ID. 7| Larry Godsey ‘91 and Justin LaForest ‘03 were pictured together representing the Valley flag while stationed overseas.

2000s 8| Valley alumni Lieutenant Colonel Mollie Keith ‘04 who was a member of women’s wrestling, Taib Grozdanic ‘06 who was a member of men’s soccer, and Erika Zimmer- man (Chew) ’07 who was a member of wom- en’s wrestling met up while in Germany. 9| Representative Mark Samsel ‘07 carried his first bill (HB2038) on the House floor. HB 2038 helps Kansas ensure their property passes to beneficiaries of their choice after a divorce. Samsel took office on January 14, 2019, serving District 5. 10| Paul Harmon ’09 and Dakota Harmon ’14 celebrated their marriage with friends and family on May 11, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri after being married in January of 2017 in a pri- vate ceremony. Pictured are Paul and Dakota Harmon with their son PJ and alumni of MVC. 11| Eric Rhorer ‘10 and Maile Pihana-Rhor- er ‘10 welcomed their first child, Brody Rhorer, in February of 2019. 12| David Yadrich '14 and Diane DellaSala '14 & '17 were married on September 1, 2018 in Houston, Texas. 13| Michelle (Cano) Ninkov ‘16 and Ivan Ninkov ‘14 welcomed their first child, Andria Ninkov, in October of 2018.

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