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McPherson College Young Alumni Honored

McPherson College is honoring three of its outstanding young alumni Friday, Oct. 17, during an all-campus assembly.

Carolyn Masterson ’84, Carine Ullom ’84 and Barry McMillan ’94 will receive the honor, which recognizes accomplished MC alumni who have graduated within approximately the last 30 years. The recognition ceremony starts at 1 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.

Masterson graduated with a degree in business/economics, then went on to Wichita State to earn her MBA. Starting as an agency audit clerk for Farmers Alliance Insurance Company before graduating from MC in 1983, she moved up the ranks at Farmers, reaching controller and assistant treasurer for Farmers Alliance Companies in 2004. Today she serves as a member of The Cedars Board of Directors and as treasurer of the McPherson First Church of the Brethren.

Ullom graduated with degrees in computer science and German in 1984, then went on to earn a master’s in German from the University of Wyoming. She has held a number of roles related to computers, program oversight and technology. These included project coordinator for the Office of International Studies and software training specialist at the University of Kansas; director of the Language Resource Center for St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y; and most recently as the director for the office of Academic Technology at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan. She recently concluded a term serving as a member of the McPherson College Board of Trustees.

McMillan graduated MC with a bachelor’s in elementary education in 1994, and worked as an elementary school teacher from graduation until 2000. He worked as co-chair on a drive to create a large children’s playground in Lindsborg. In 2000, he moved to become a financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services, receiving recognition for overall excellence of financial planning services in 2002.