Cathie and Fred were married in Sun rise, Florida on November 24, 1976. Cathie received a B.A. In Political Science/Philosophy from Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan. She received a B.S.N. and M.S.N. from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with graduate specialty in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. She held positions as Assistant Professor of Nursing at St. Mary, Notre Dame and Washburn University. Clinically, she practiced at The Menninger Clinic and local mental health centers. She is published nationally and internationally in care of SelfHarm clients and aspects of staff downsizing. She served on the B.O.D.Of APNA and ANA. Fred served two tours in Vietnam as a Squad Leader with Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 7 . He received the Navy Commendation Medal for meritorious service. He was a General Contractor and Real Estate Broker in Colorado following service. In Kansas he was Director of Operation at the Kansas Expocenter for 8 years. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Washburn University. He was Associate Director at the Lied Center for 14 years, Interim Director of the Spencer Museum of Art, and Executive Director of KU Continuing Education for eight years prior to retirement in 2014.
Bryn and Vaughn
Amy and Mike Byrn are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lauren Elizabeth Byrn to David Elliot Vaughn, son of Melissa and David Vaughn. All are from Lawrence. Lauren is a 2012 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Washburn University in May 2016. She is currently an RN for Lawrence Pediatrics. Elliot is also a 2012 graduate of Lawrence High School. He also attended Wash burn University. He is currently working for the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office and will graduate from the KLETC Academy in December. The couple plans to marry on December 30, 2017, in Lawrence.