PSU announces Outstanding Alumni 

  Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:00 AM
  People and Society, Alumni, News

Pittsburg, KS

Alumni Center

Four Pittsburg State University alumni will be honored during Homecoming week with the 2019 Dr. Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Award, named for Emeritus Director of Alumni Relations Kenneth K. Bateman. 

Matt Frankenbery graduated in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. After teaching middle school and starting his own company, he joined the Pitsco, Inc., team in Pittsburg, Kansas, as a curriculum specialist. Now the company’s vice president and director of education, he impacts thousands of students each year by assisting educators and administrators across the U.S. in developing and implementing custom curriculum solutions, particularly in STEM education. 

Rebecca VanTassel Light graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s in finance and in 1994 with a master’s in business administration. After working in leadership positions for Via Christi Health, she opened her own company, SilverCreek Medical Reimbursement Solutions, which now employs nearly 100 in Pittsburg and Kansas City. 

Amy Trowbridge-Yates graduated in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in English. For nearly 15 years, she’s worked at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, where today she is a senior creative writer, has her own card collection and has published a best-selling Hallmark book. She’s widely read as a contributor to the Scary Mommy Blog and to 

Kimberly Young graduated in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in recreation. Following jobs with the Kansas Department of Commerce, the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, and Missouri Partnership, and as vice president in bio science development for the Kansas City Area Development Council, she now serves as president of the KC Animal Health Corridor. 

A reception and awards ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Wilkinson Alumni Center, 401 E. Ford. It is open to the public.