Class of 1976

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?

Cynthia Neufeld Smith, Topeka, Kansas; I am still co-pastoring the Southern Hills Mennonite Church with my husband. I also teach organ at Washburn University and accompany their choirs. Our daughter is in medical school in Washington DC and our son is teaching middle school studies in Wichita and planning to get married in June. I wish I could attend the reunion but am going to my nephew's wedding in Michigan in mid-May, so I can hardly make another trip so close. I'll aim for our 45th!

Brenda Byers, Bluffton, Ohio; Tim '75 and I have four children and nine grandchildren -Heather '00 and Brent Clum, Dalton (15), Blake (12), Levi (8), Conner (4); Adam '02 and Lisa (Rathburn '02); Justin '02 and Karen (Salisbury), Landon (4), Emily (3), Molly (2), Lydia (2 months); Jared '07 and Amy (Dahl '09), Ellery (1). After various teaching positions,staying home raising the children and positions on campus in the business and financial aid offices , I (with the help of Tim when possible) have the joy of being caregiver to our grandchildren on a daily basis until they enter school. Our family calls it "Gma's daycare." Tim and I stay connected with campus as he teaches full time in the education department, and runs shot clock for both men's and women's basketball. I have been the official scorekeeper for women's basketball since 2004. We enjoy hosting groups of students in our home and attending events on campus. I enjoy sewing (especially quilts for the family and comforters and school/hygiene kit bags for MCC at church) and following Cleveland Indians baseball with Tim.    Yes