New faculty and staff in full stride for Tabor?s fall semester


Tabor College has appointed 16 new faculty and staff members for the 2009-10 school year.


Jeff Anenson

Jeff Anenson, grounds?keeper. Anenson has a bachelor?s degree in health and physical education from Tabor. He has spent the past two years teaching physical education and social studies in Manokotak, Alaska.


Michael Ball

n Michael Ball, maintenance. Ball has a bachelor?s from Bethany College in art education, and a master?s degree in technical education from Pittsburg State University.

An authorized OSHA instructor, Ball previously worked for more than a decade providing courses and workshops to operators of public water supply systems.


Daryl Bartel

n Daryl Bartel, maintenance. Bartel has an associate degree in electronics from Kansas State University. He most recently worked at AG Power in Hillsboro as service manager.


Anita Boese

n Anita Boese, administrative assistant and researcher, Center for Mennonite Breth?ren Studies. Boese recently retired as the librarian at Hills?boro High School. She is involved in local history as a volunteer with the Friends of the Hillsboro Museums.

She holds a bachelor?s degree in elementary education from Bethel College, a master?s degree in education from Emporia State University, and a library science certification from ESU.

She worked in the public schools for 25 years, six in the classroom, 19 in the library.


Mandi Brouillette

n Mandi Brouillette, executive assistant to the provost. Brouillette graduated from Indiana University-South Bend with a bachelor?s in psychology. She worked in Newton as an assistant to the librarian for the past two years.


Sherry Edwards

n Sherry Edwards, donor accountant. Edwards has a bachelor of science degree in business education and a master?s in business administration from Huron University. Her most recent job was in the graduate office at Huron University.


Silas Hibbs

n Silas Hibbs, financial aid, assistant soccer coach. Hibbs is a 2009 graduate of Tabor with a bachelor?s in business administration with an emphasis in marketing, management and accounting/finance.


Deonne Johnson

n Deonne Johnson, assistant professor of nursing, School of Adult Studies, Wichita. Johnson graduated from Northern Illinois Univer?sity in 1992 with a master of science degree in nursing, and taught there before moving to Kansas.

After teaching briefly at Bethel College, she taught the past eight years in the registered-nurse program at Hutchin?son Community College, and was the Level I coordinator at HCC.


Joyce Loewen

n Joyce Loewen, teacher education coordinator. Loewen graduated from Tabor with a bachelor?s in education, and has a master?s in that field from Friends University. She most recently was a seventh-grade teacher at Hillsboro Middle School as part of her 23 years with USD 410.

Prior to Hillsboro, Loewen taught first grade at Marion.


Joy Mark

n Joy Mark, chief information officer. Mark earned her bachelor?s from Greenville (Ill.) College; her master?s from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky., and her master of library science degree from the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Most recently she worked for eight years in information services at ATS.


Brad Penn

n Brad Penn, department chair and associate professor of psychology. Penn has a doctorate in educational psychology from Capella University, a master?s in counseling psychology from George Fox University/ Western Evangelical Seminary, and a bachelor?s in Bible, Christian education and pastoral ministries from Vennard College.

Penn has several decades of experience as a faculty member, most recently at Vennard, where he was head of the psychology department since 2000.


Dan Swaney

n Dan Swaney, cross country coach, academic assistance coordinator. Swaney has an associate of arts degree in liberal arts and science from Ventura College, a bachelor?s in history and a master?s in Education Counseling from the University of Redlands.

His most recent job was as an assistant coach for men?s and women?s cross country and track at Santiago Canyon College.


Kimberly Swaney

n Kimberly Swaney, social welfare. Swaney has a bachelor?s degree in human development and counseling from California State University at San Marcos, and a master?s in social work from California State University at San Bernardino.

She most recently worked as a social worker at an adult day health-care center.


Kirsten Watson

n Kirsten Watson, assistant women?s basketball coach. Watson earned her bachelor?s in social welfare and psychology from Tabor in 2009.


Deena Wuest

n Deena Wuest, institutional research coordinator. Wuest returns to Tabor to work in the office of continuous improvement and effectiveness. She graduated from Miller-Motte College with an associate?s degree in office administration.

Wuest worked in Tabor?s admissions office from 2002-04.


Joe Wuest

n Joe Wuest, assistant resident director. Wuest earned his degree in organizational communications at Tabor in 2009.

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