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Nik Koprivica (’10 Business) becomes an assistant coach for Truman State University |

Categories: 2010s | College of Business | Professional or career event

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – - Truman State University men’s basketball head coach Matt Woodley has announced that Nik Koprivica will be joining the Bulldog coaching staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

“I am thrilled that Nik is joining our coaching staff,” Woodley said. “Nik played for me at Washington State University, and as a former player, I consider Nik family. He has a great understanding of the game of basketball, and his personality will allow him to develop great relationships with our players.”

Koprivica (Ko-pra-VEET-za) joins the Truman staff having most recently served with the basketball club “AS Basket” in Belgrade, Serbia, since 2011. While there, he was an assistant coach with the seniors team and helped organize multiple facets of the club operations including scheduling, development, marketing, and camps.

He has significant playing experience, having competed for club teams in both Serbia and Greece, while also playing for Coach Woodley at WSU in Pullman, Wash., from 2006-2010. Koprivica served as the captain of the Serbian U-16 and U-20 national teams and has been part of European U-14 (2002) and U-20 (2008) championship and World University gold medal (2010) teams.

“I’m very excited about my new role at Truman, especially for the opportunity to work with Coach Woodley who was once my coach,” Koprivica said. “He was a key figure in the development of my basketball career, and I feel very blessed to be joining the Bulldog family!”

The Truman men’s basketball program is coming off a 20-7 season that resulted in a Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament berth. The 2013-14 squad became just the sixth team in program history to have reached the 20-win mark and the first since 2005-06. In addition, the 13 conference wins last season set a new program record. Truman graduated two seniors and will return three starters and 14 squad members for the 2014-15 campaign.


Originally published by the Truman Bulldogs.

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Matthew A. Marner, Criminal Justice, Sociology ’98 – Opening of The Law Office of Matthew A. Marner, PLLC |

Categories: 1990s | Professional or career event

On July 2, 2014, Matthew A. Marner (Criminal Justice, Sociology ’98) opened The Law Office of Matthew A. Marner, PLLC in Chandler, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix.  Matthew practices D.U.I. and criminal defense in the Superior Court of Maricopa County as well as Phoenix area municipal and justice courts.  Matthew is a member of the bar for: the State of Arizona, the State of California, the Federal District Court for Arizona, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He earned his Master of Science in Criminal Justice at Michigan State University in 2001, and his Juris Doctorate at the University of Arizona in 2008.  But he still loves W.S.U. above all others.


Rosemary Baker-Monaghan (’78 Forest Management) has been elected as Chair for the Clatsop Community College Board |

Categories: 1970s | Other event

Rosemary Baker-Monaghan. Courtesy of Clatsop Community College.

Board members elected Rosemary Baker-Monaghan, who represents Zone 3, as Chair. Baker-Monaghan was appointed to the Clatsop Community College Board in October 2000 and is currently serving her third elected four-year term. She is a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Forest Management and a Masters of Adult and Continuing Education. Baker-Monaghan is the Executive Director of the Liberty Theater, a board member of CEDR and the Lewis and Clark National Park Association, and chair of the Lower Columbia Tourism Committee. She served in public office from 1991 – 2003 with the City of Seaside, including positions on the Planning Commission and City Council, and as Mayor.   Originally published on the Clatsop Community College’s website.

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Rebecca Shepard (’03 Comm.) becomes a Trade Marketing Manager for Perrigo Animal Health |

Categories: 2000s | Edward R. Murrow College of Communication | Professional or career event

Rebecca Shepard. Coutesy of Perrigo.

Allegan, MI—Perrigo Company plc, a leading pharmaceutical supplier, has hired Rebecca Shepard as a Trade Marketing Manager for Perrigo Animal Health in Omaha, NE.  In this role, Rebecca will be accountable for achieving sales and margin growth objectives through the development and execution of strategic new product, promotion, and price management initiatives. Rebecca will lead the branding efforts with retail customers to achieve long-term market share targets and consumer acceptance of Perrigo’s branded and store brand products.

Rebecca brings to Perrigo 10 years of marketing manager and brand manager experience, working with some of the top-selling names in the video game and entertainment industries.

Rebecca earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Washington State University. She is from Los Angeles, CA and currently resides in Lincoln, NE.

Perrigo is hiring hard working, qualified people with leadership qualities to keep pace with the company’s success and growth. For more information on locations and current career opportunities, visit www.perrigocareers.com.

From its beginnings as a packager of generic home remedies in 1887, Perrigo Company plc, headquartered in Ireland, has grown to become a leading global healthcare supplier. Perrigo develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and generic prescription (Rx) pharmaceuticals, nutritional products and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), and receives royalties from Multiple Sclerosis drug Tysabri®. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of OTC healthcare products for the store brand market and an industry leader in pharmaceutical technologies. Perrigo’s mission is to offer uncompromised “Quality Affordable Healthcare Products®,” and it does so across a wide variety of product categories primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Israel and Australia, as well as more than 40 other key markets worldwide, including Canada, China and Latin America. Visit Perrigo on the Internet (http://www.perrigo.com).




Published by Perrigo Company plc.

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Joe Simons (’08 English) joins KXL Portland as radio news co-anchor |

Categories: 2000s | College of Arts and Sciences | Professional or career event

Joe Simmons. Courtesy of Radio Ink Magazine.

Joe Simons becomes the afternoon news co-anchor for the Alpha station joining Val Stouffer weekdays 4-7 p.m. Simon’s radio career started out as the voice of Pullman High School Greyhounds athletics while attending Washington State University. After moving back to his native Portland following his graduation in 2008, he freelanced for a few years before returning to the Palouse to become the voice of the University of Idaho women’s basketball team for two seasons. While in Moscow, he hosted a TV show, a radio show, and worked as a field reporter for KQQQ Pullman.



Originally published by Radio Ink Magazine.

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