2022 Jean Clinton Roeschlaub ’44 Alumnae Service Award

Janan Perkins Huntsberry '66

Diane Sher

Janan Perkins Huntsberry '66 grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri, and always wanted to attend Stephens! Her dream came true, and she graduated in 1966 with an Associate of Arts degree. Within days of graduation, she took off for Kansas City to attend flight attendant training for TWA, then moved to her first base in Los Angeles. She realized her life at Stephens opened her eyes to the rest of the world when she saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time! She flew for TWA, then American Airlines for 32 years. Janan continues to enjoy travel all over the world.

After arriving in Los Angeles, Janan immediately joined the LA alumnae club, and became involved with answering questions for students interested in attending Stephens. She and her husband lived in La Habra, California, and they held several recruiting events at their home. They have lived in San Rafael, California, since 1975, where she joined the Marin Sonoma alumnae club. She and two other Stephens graduates started the Northern California club in the mid-1980s, which had as many as 100 members. She traveled to Washington, D.C. and Albuquerque and spoke about Stephens College. She enjoyed traveling to the different alumnae clubs across the country and meeting many alumnae. Before the pandemic, Janan coordinated events for the club, including fabulous holiday parties attended by the Stephens president and many other staff. The club donates money each year to buy something special for Stephens, and has provided funds for a scholarship for a California student for the last 15 years. Janan has worked college fairs for Stephens in her local area and was on the Alumnae Association Board for three different terms of four years each, representing the Northern California chapter. She was the class president on a rotating basis. She has attended many reunions and loves coming back and seeing the campus!

Janan enjoys golf and started a business in the golf industry as a manufacturing representative for six companies in women’s golf apparel -- everything from shoes and hats to gloves and clothes. She was responsible for a territory ranging from northern California, to Lake Tahoe, and up to Oregon. We are proud of her entrepreneurship in this venture!

Janan spends her time taking care of her husband, who’s in assisted living and has had two major strokes. She plays Mah Jong twice a week, and enjoys spending time with two young grandchildren and her three cats.

“Stephens did open my eyes to the world and I will always appreciate that and be of service to her. Thank you for this wonderful award for my service.”

For all of that she is being awarded the Jean Clinton Roeschlaub ’44 Alumnae Service Award for 2022.

 

Past Alumnae Service Award Recipients

 

2021

Diane (Campbell) Sher ’71

 

2020

Erleen Anderson ’91

 

 

2019

Diane Hunter Robertson ’86

 

2018

Jennifer Nitzband Flaks ’03

 

2017

Kerry Brocker ’82

 

2016

Doris Painter Littrell ’58

 

2015

Geri Blaha Bennett ’57

 

2014

Teresa Peacher Maledy ’78

 

2013 

Jennifer Stout Brinkmann ’95

Sally Wibbenmeyer Gregory ’98

Shannon Blankenship Walls ’93

 

2012

Penny Scalone Kunzman ’67

Laurie Kempson ’77

 

2011

Kathleen Fung ’67

Diana Reese Groshong ’61

Julia King Muller ’61

Elizabeth Taylor Reid ’71

 

2010

Patricia Burnett ’67

Jill Griffith ’72

Mildred Swearengen Patterson ’60

 

2009

Gayle Flannery Bentsen ’67

Jeannene Thompson Booher ’56

Wendy B. Libby

 

2008

Rachel Gross ’93

Donna Ensign Marshall ’58

Kathy Stolte Sherrod ’71

 

2007

Wendy Parish Anderson ’92

Michael Quevli ’84

 

2006

Linda Podas Chapman ’65

Sara Jane Johnson ’56

Carolyn Skoglund Kuttenkuler ’65

 

2005

Joy Katzen-Guthrie ’80

 

2004

Laura Gross ’91

 

2003

George Ann Harding ’58

Choo Choo Hannemann Boyer ’65

 

2002

Frances Dare ’82

Gretchen Bush Kimball ’57

 

2001

Carol Anderson ’66-’68

Katherine Dietzen ’86

 

2000

Mary Josie Cain Blanchard ’67

Allen Hull Hermann ’63

 

1999

Mary Rose Silverthorne ’55

 

1997

Natalie Rosenberg Frager ’53

 

1996

Ellen Vollrath ’86

 

1995

Ramona Adams Kemper ’59

 

1994

Joy Underdown ’54

 

1993

Lois Hulen Todd ’49

 

1992

Patricia White Barry

 

1991

Muriel Hensler Lawrence ’36

 

1990

Jane Kayser Depew ’49

 

1989

Alyce Roberts Cheatham ’40

 

1988

Judi Strain Vanet ’73

 

1987

Jean Steven McVicker ’49

 

1986

Priscilla White Dunn ’40

 

1985

Linda J. Adler ’70

Alice McKell Roden ’69 

 

1983

Bernice Linderman Williamson ’32

 

1982

Jeanne Akers Bloom ’55

 

1981

Margaret Phillips Burris ’29 

 

1977

Bernice Linderman Williamson ’32

 

1974

Mary Lee Prunty Johnston ’40

 

1973

Sara Fair Sleeper ’35

 

1972

Kate Stamper Wilhite ’17 

 

1971

Madolyn Youse Babcock ’44

 

1970

Christine Wood Graham ’42 

  

1969

Ruth Lovelace Courteol ’19 

Ann Webster Dearborn ’36

 

1969 (Faculty Alumnae Service Awards)

Naomi Holt ’29

Dorothy Martin ’29

Bernice Linderman Williamson ’32

 

1968

Ethlyn Wisegarver Bott ’18 

 

1967

Barbara Courtright Nowell ’36 

 

1966

Geraldine Hall Dalton ’24

Gertrude Buckley Windsor ’16

 

1965

Geneva Drinkwater ’15 

 

1964

Ann Sorency Bedell ’30

Marion Cox Lichty ’35

Audrey Webb ’24 

 

1963

May Laydin Chadwick ’28

Harriette Steward Fristoe ’25 

 

1962

Grace Hendon Chancey ’19

Donna Stillwagon Hammond ’35

Nancy Johnson Schuessler O’Brien ’49

 

1961

Loraine Brunson Bohenkamp ’22 

Helen Walker Eakin ’16

 

1960

Virginia Boos Bigelow ’41

Keitha Miller Deer ’39

Evalyn King Joachim ’29

Reve Mohler Tourtellot ’21

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