Wheaton magazine

Volume 20 // Issue 1
Wheaton magazine // Winter 2017
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Wheaton College Alumni Association Board of Directors

Claudia Kraftson Brice '78 lives in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, where she works as a senior solution manager for Cerner Health Services. Claudia and her husband, Rev. Dennis Brice, were missionaries of the Church of Scotland and served with the Taiwan Presbyterian Church in the 1980s. The Brices have four children: Nathanael ’03, Mark ’06 (married to Sandy Smit M.A. ’08), Abigail Green, and Peter ’11.

Paul Compton ’09 is the assistant director of admissions at Northwestern University, where he’s involved in multicultural recruitment and outreach to Chicago Public Schools. He received a master’s degree in higher education from Loyola University in 2013. Paul enjoys travel, running, and connecting with others over local civic issues. He is married to Kimberly Tolbert Compton ’09.

Susan Follett Davis ’04 lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she works as the director of client services at Mytech Partners. After graduating from Wheaton, she and her husband, Brian ’04, lived in East Africa for eight years. While there, Susan worked with Amani ya Juu, Samaritan’s Purse, and several other non-profits and community organizations.

Beverly Liefeld Hancock ’84 received a bachelor’s, master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rush University College of Nursing. After 30 years in clinical and leadership positions at Rush University Medical Center, she now serves as the director of educational programs for the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Beverly and her husband, Jonathan ’83, live in Chicago where they have been involved in urban ministry. They have two children: Elizabeth ’17 and Abigail ’19.

Ruth Lageschulte Johnson ’67 is a bookkeeper for Johnson Medical Services in Winfield, Illinois. In her spare time, Ruth likes to encourage women in their spiritual and emotional growth. During her four years at Wheaton, she was part of the Women’s Glee Club. Ruth’s husband, Jeffrey ’67, served on the Alumni Board from 1983-86. The Johnsons have three sons: Brian ’93, Michael, and Kevin.

George Kohl Jr. ’76 is the chief operating officer for Sterling Bay, a commercial real estate investment and development company in Chicago, Illinois. He received his master’s degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He was part of the first Wheaton College Leadership Council, serving from 2012-14. His wife, Judy Gration Kohl ’79, served on the Alumni Board from 1995-98. The Kohls have four children: Alexandra Brady ’08, Margaret, Jessica Friedl ’13, and George III ’19.

Accepting Board nominations: The Alumni Association Board of Directors consists of 18 alumni representing every decade back through the 1960s. Directors are selected by the existing Board through a formal nomination process. All alumni are invited to submit nominations for open positions by sending a completed form to the Nominating Committee. Forms can be found at alumni.wheaton.edu/board-nom