Six Falcons honored with 40 under 40 award

News Date: 
Tue. 07/22/2014

Friends University’s alumni and staff snagged six spots in the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2014. 

Each year since 1998, the WBJ honors rising leaders in the Wichita area “who excel in their professions and contribute to the community,” according to the newspaper’s website. 

Among this year’s honorees are the following recipients, who are affiliated with Friends University: 

  • Brooke Bennett Aziere, a partner of Foulston Siefkin’s Health Law Practice Group, graduated from Friends University in 2000 with a bachelor’s in political science. 
  • Carlos Fernandez is a 2007 alumnus and is a partner of Page-Out, an online staffing management mobile app. 
  • Kristy Hoffman is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management. She is branch manager at The Arnold Group. 
  • Brandon Johnson is the executive director of Community Operations Recovery Empowerment, Inc., a community engagement organization. Johnson graduated from Friends University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. 
  • Rachel Steiner earned a Master of Leadership and Management in 2011. She is currently director of the College of Adult and Professional Studies and Graduate School Recruiting at Friends University. 
  • Ronald Stubbs is principal at Marshall Middle School in Wichita. He earned his bachelor’s degree in social science education in 1998 and a Master of School Leadership in 2005 – both from Friends University. 

The WBJ will host an event to recognize the honorees from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 31 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. 

Friends University offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs for traditional students and working adults. Rooted both in the liberal arts tradition and the Christian tradition, students learn inside and outside the classroom. Friends University is a regional university with national programs and an international presence. 

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