Marcelle Madl will celebrate her 80th birthday at 2 p.m. Sunday at the home of Dale and Phylis Schwarz.
Friends and family are encouraged to attend. Cards may be sent to Madl at 388 E. 1950 Road, Baldwin City, 66006.
• Washburn University announces its fall commencement for students earning degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Applied Studies, School of Business, School of Law and School of Nursing. The ceremonies were Dec. 12-13 on the Washburn campus. Area graduates are:
Baldwin City: Oscar Rodriguez, Master of Education in building leadership.
Eudora: Samantha Attkisson, Bachelor of Applied Science in human services.
Lawrence: Justin Allen, Master of Arts in psychology; Rebekah Berkley, Bachelor of Arts in physical education, summa cum laude; Amanda Bhattachan, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Tyler Blankenship, Bachelor of Business Administration in finance; Heather Cooper, Master of Education, teaching license, Stoffer Scholar; Laura Dakhil, Master of Business Administration; Margaret Domingo, Bachelor of Business Administration in management; Jason Flory, Bachelor of Business Administration in finance, magna cum laude; Frankye Hughes, Bachelor of Social Work; Gretchen Kidd, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Anh Nguyen, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Jennifer Nichols, Associate of Arts in criminal justice; William Owecke, Bachelor of Education in elementary education; Todd Pingel, Juris Doctor; Callie Pippin, Juris Doctor; Emily Sears, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Fatoumata Sow, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Jennifer Tabuas, Juris Doctor; and Trista Teichgraeber, Bachelor of Health Science in medical imaging, magna cum laude.
Oskaloosa: Anna Lee, Bachelor of Health Science in health services administration.
Overbrook: Carolee Baker, Bachelor of Health Science in health services administration.
Perry: Kasandra Williams, Bachelor of Music in music education, summa cum laude.
Melanie and Greg Krumsick, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Elizabeth Krumsick, March 19, 2009, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Avery has a sister, Kelsey, 4.
Her maternal grandparents are Bob and Joyce Schaffer, Lawrence; paternal grandparents are Kevin and Geri Krumsick, Pittsburg; and great-grandparents are Riley and Ethel Tibbits, Minneapolis, Kan., and Regina Krumsick, Frontenac.
• Kansas University’s Marching Jayhawks band members were honored for their skills, leadership and service at a ceremony Jan. 23 at the Kansas Union.
David Clemmer, director of athletic bands, announced the 2008 outstanding band members, along with scholarship winners and student leadership for the 2009 season.
Student leaders for the 2009 season include drum majors, section leaders, assistant section leaders, drill instructors and Marching Jayhawks Advisory Committee members. Section leaders work during music rehearsal sessions, and drill instructors coordinate drill rehearsals. Roles for the advisory committee begin in the spring and include recruitment and helping with summer band camp activities. Area students are:
Lawrence: Kelsie Lange, daughter of Mark and Lori Lange, 2009 Marching Jayhawks Advisory Committee-drum major, student leadership-drum major; Andrew Fyler, son of Linda and Randy Fyler, section leader-euphonium, 2009 Marching Jayhawks Advisory Committee-euphonium; Shelton Heilman, son of Steve and Sally Heilman, drill instructor-mellophone; and Sara Minor, daughter of Ursula and James Minor, drill instructor-sousaphone, 2009 Marching Jayhawks Advisory Committee-sousaphone.
Ottawa: Joseph Rogers, son of Joe and Deena Rogers, 2009 Marching Jayhawks Advisory Committee-trombone.
Oskaloosa: Tyler Metzger, son of Ken and Carla Metzger, drill instructor-trumpet.
Tonganoxie: Ryan Wolfe, son of Jim and Cindy Sartin, 2009 Marching Jayhawks Advisory Committee-clarinet.