2012-13 Kansas City-Lenexa Alumni Advisory Board

Craig Zernickow

Craig first heard about Friends University when he was a high school student in Maize, Kansas, a suburb of Wichita where the main campus is located. “I attended several vocal music master classes and was awarded a music scholarship.”

However, it was later in life that Craig would return to Friends to earn his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in one of the first CJP programs.

Craig is employed with Jorban-Riscoe Associates as their chief technology officer, as well as working part-time with FedEx Express.

He and his wife, Debbie, and their two children, Trevor and Amelia, live in Raymore, Missouri. In his spare time he enjoys singing with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus and the Kansas State University Alumni Choir, along with operating a Bison ranch near Chapman, Kansas with his father.

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Barb Brown

Barb graduated from Friends University in 1984. Her first introduction to Friends University was in grade school. She grew up in the Rose Hill Friends Church and attended yearly meetings at Friends University. Her sister attended Friends University and her father worked in the Admissions Office. Barb knew she would
attend Friends University. Barb played volleyball for 2 years and was in the Singing Quaker Choir. Bill Allan was one of her favorite professors. Barb lives in Lees Summit Missouri with her husband Jerry Brown, G’82. Together they have three children:
Luke, 25, Rachel21, and Jesse 19.

Barb enjoys repurposing furniture, dumpster diving, décor designing, painting
 and watching BBC movies.

Barb is glad to be a part of the Alumni Advisory Board. It gives her great opportunity to reconnect with alumni.

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Sheryl Dick

Sheryl G’92 from the first HRM class offered in Garden City, KS.  This was an awesome opportunity for me to complete a bachelor’s degree while working full-time, being a wife and mom. Sheryl attended the HRM class with over 20 other adults. She graduated with honors and was recognized as a class leader.  Sheryl “walked” on graduation day in Wichita, and felt a great sense of pride and accomplishment. 

Sheryl’s hobbies include but are not limited to theatre, music, movies, travel, bridge, reading, scuba diving, exercise, Harleys, concerts, bible study, art, decorating, golf, bicycling and spectator sports. She is an active person with lots of energy and a positive attitude, living life to the fullest!

She is proud to be an Alumnae of Friends University, and looks forward to giving back as a member of the Kansas City Alumni Advisory Board.

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