Class of 1987

Let your classmates know what you are doing. Complete an online alumnote questionnaire. With your permission we will add it to this Web site and include it in the Bluffton magazine. 

Julia Szabo
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving 

Class notes


Attending May Day?

Nancy Bertsche Grittman of Lenexa, Kan., is director of examinations at the American Association of Veterinary State Boards. Nancy is also an active member at Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City, Kan., and is the personnel committee chair. Nancy and her husband, Brad, have one daughter, Abigail, who is a 7th grader.


Steve neff of Lima, Ohio, currently helps his father and brother on an 800 acre farm. In the past, Steve was an intern at the Library of Congress and several other internships at local universities. Currently Steve enjoys making aluminum crosses for churches in the area.


Kurt McClaren of Thornton, Col., is a program manager for satellite data processing systems for Northrop Grumman. 2017 brings his 30th wedding anniversary with Denine and their 30th year living in Colorado. They have four boys ranging from a freshman in college to a freshman in high school.


Joseph M. Helfrich of Bradford, Ohio, is still working as a folk singer and storyteller. He writes, "I am also a licensed auctioneer and work as village administrator for Gettysburg, Ohio, as well. In other words, I still cannot figure out what I will be when I grow up."

Caren Brady of Cincinnati, Ohio, designs costumes for Cincinnati Landmark Productions. She is celebrating 30 years of costume design work in the Cincinnati Area and also ten years since a devastating fire destroyed her life's work. Caren has one son, Joseph, who is a senior at the University of Cincinnati. 

Audwin Jones of Troy, Ohio, is celebrating his 24th year of marriage with his wife (Mary) this summer. Together they have a son (Stephen) and a daughter (Alayna). Audwin keeps a busy life with his family between church activities, extended family support and trying to keep up with his kids and their activities. Mary is an elementary art teacher in the Huber Heights school system and Audwin is in his third year as director of admissions in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.        Yes