Lindenwood - Your Alumni Connection - Fall 2017

22 Lindenwood University ALUMNI NEWS & NOTES Please be aware that the names listed in the In Memoriam section are of alumni that may have passed within recent months or within the past couple of years. Marilyn Jourdan Trofholz (’50), Lincoln, Neb. Suzanne LaMaster Box (’62), Sugarland, Texas Carolyn Johnston (’65), Jacksonville, Fla. Lynne Gaumer Dowd (’67), Lawrenceville, Ga. Carol J. Bollinger Harrington (’69), Fort Myers, Fla. Scott E. Johnson (’90), St. Charles, Mo. Jason Nicholas Dunard (’99), Troy, Mo. Thomas Michael “Tom” Jones (’01), Barnhart, Mo. Sierra Wilder (’20), Winfield, Mo. IN MEMORIAM REMEMBERING JIM J. SHOEMAKE The Lindenwood University family is mourning the loss of longtime board member Jim J. Shoemake, who passed away on Wednesday, June 28. “We were saddened to learn of Jim’s passing,” said Michael D. Shonrock, Ph.D., Lindenwood University system president. “He was a respected leader at Lindenwood, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.” Mr. Shoemake served on the university’s Board of Directors for many years, more than 10 of them as its chairman. He and his wife, Rita, have been steadfast supporters of the university for many years, including as generous donors and as tireless cheerleaders for Lindenwood. In 2011, he was awarded the university’s Sibley Medallion of Honor, which is named for the university founders and is given annually to an individual who has exhibited a deep commitment to Lindenwood. Born in Greenville, Mo., Mr. Shoemake earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and worked for the U.S. Justice Department before entering private practice. He was a longtime senior partner at Guilfoil, Petzall & Shoemake, L.L.C. During his time on the Board of Directors, Mr. Shoemake took great interest in Lindenwood, not only the success of the institution, but the success of its students and alumni. He also served as the president and the vice president for the American Quarter Horse Association. He is survived by his wife, Rita; three daughters, Susan, Kathy, Sarah, and their spouses; and 11 grandchildren. DARK CARNIVAL WILL RETURN FOR SEVENTH YEAR Lindenwood University’s Dark Carnival will return to the St. Charles campus from 7 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, near the Spellmann Center Clock Tower. This community event is completely free and is made possible through donations and sponsorships by student organizations and local businesses. It has steadily grown through the years, and organizers expect more than 12,000 to attend this year. At the center of this family-friendly event are two four-story haunted houses appropriate for all ages, a haunted hayride, live music, raffles, carnival games, and approximately 80 booths from different student organizations and local businesses! For additional information or to become a sponsor, go to Dark-Carnival, search Facebook for Lindenwood University Dark Carnival, or contact Bryan Stone at (636) 627-2955 or . On its historic campus , Lindenwood University and local businesses will offer a live band, two haunted houses, free food, and carnival games for all ages. W e d n e s d a y , O c t o b e r 2 5 • 7 - 11 PM