People & Professions

People and Professions: Reported May 5, 2019

Posted: May. 5, 2019 12:10 am


Kelly Thompson, Culver-Stockton College president, attended the second U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit on April 24-27 in Chicago. The Council of Independent Colleges, in collaboration with the Mexican Federation of Private Higher Education Institutions and Santander Universidades and Universia, was host.

Jonathan Fuqua, adjunct professor of philosophy, in conjunction with Brian Besong, assistant professor of philosophy at Ohio Dominican University, recently published a book titled "Faith and Reason: Philosophers Explain Their Turn to Catholicism." The book discusses through narrative, philosophy and theology, the compatibility of faith and reason. Fuqua has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Purdue University. He teaches philosophy at Quincy University and theology at Quincy Notre Dame High School.

Jonathan Miles, associate professor of philosophy at Quincy University, recently published an article titled "Taking Patient Virtue Seriously" in Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. The article is an attempt to expand the discussion of virtue ethics in health care from the virtues of good nurses and doctors to the virtues of good patients. Miles is on the ethics committee of both Blessing Hospital and the Illinois Veterans Home.


John Olson, MD, has joined Blessing Physician Services as a neurosurgeon. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Olson completed his medical education and residency at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.


Kay Dyer, coordinator of foreign languages at Culver-Stockton College, was inducted April 13 into the Illinois High School Scholastic Bowl Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She joined the faculty at C-SC in 2015 and coached the Scholastic Bowl team at Quincy High School from 2003 to 2015. She also coached the team at Quincy Junior High School for five years.

Jennifer Berhorst, an associate with the law firm of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Kansas City, Mo., has been selected as a member of the 21st class of Ingram's 40 Under Forty, which annually recognizes the achievements and potential of young executives, professionals and community leaders. Berhorst has a law degree from University of Missouri at Kansas City. She is the daughter of Jeff and Karla McReynolds of Canton.