Class of 2008

Betty Jane (Rychener) Rahrer

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Betty Jane (Rychener) Rahrer (g87), who starred on Ohio state championship or finalist teams in three sports, was a pacesetting player on nationally competitive Falcon teams in volleyball and basketball. Her basketball jersey was retired. She still leads in the classroom and in church and community activities, as well as supporting her family.

Bruce Joseph Masopust

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Bruce Joseph Masopust (g72) was an able scorer, the great rebounder, and one of the most aggressive defenders in Falcon basketball history. He has since served in a variety of ministry settings, including Asia and Australia, and directed Christian camps for some fifteen years in Colorado and Michigan.

Deborah Ruth Rupp

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Deborah Ruth Rupp (g76) coached Falcon women's volleyball and basketball teams during the decade when they achieved their greatest success (1982-1992). She also gave direction to the entire athletic program for nearly half that time. A coach who deeply influenced her players' lives, she has since become an award-winning public school teacher.

Graham West

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Graham West (g88) is the outstanding soccer player in Falcon history, setting unmatched records (120 goals/45 assists) before moving on to a professional career in soccer as a player and a coach. His jersey was retired. He is International Director for Global Ministries and currently resides overseas with his wife and children.

Katie Marie Broecker

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Katie Marie Broecker (g04) (1982-2007) was a versatile, multiple-sport athlete who became an All-American basketball player for the Falcons. Her exuberance for ministry and compassion for persons in need, especially children and orphans, took her to full-time work in Haiti, where she passed away.

Kenneth Eugene Conrad

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Kenneth Eugene Conrad (g71) set ten offensive records in just a year-and-a-half as a shooting guard for the Falcons, though his real contributions to the basketball program came as a transformative assistant coach. Ken has since been honored repeatedly for exceptional leadership during his decades of ministry with Youth for Christ.


Oswald "Os" Howard Morley

Oswald Howard Morley (1914-1998) was the experienced coach and athletic director who led the Fort Wayne campus from what were essentially club teams into full-fledged intercollegiate athletic competition. His life was characterized by a passion to lead every person he met into a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Robert Andrew Kirby

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Robert Andrew Kirby (g74) was a uniquely gifted basketball player whose inimitable skills on the court were matched only by his passion to serve God. A long-time bi-vocational pastor in California, his multiple ministries have taken him to Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Stephen Howard Morley

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Stephen Howard Morley (g65) was, first as a four sport athlete, then as a coach and athletic director, the heart and soul of campus athletics for over a quarter century. One of the few persons on any level to coach national championship teams for two different colleges, his entire adult life has been poured into ministry, especially to student athletes.

Todd Wayne Habegger

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Todd Wayne Habegger (g76) garnered more accolades and awards for his stellar play in the Falcon post than any other athlete in campus history. His basketball jersey was retired. He has since become the founding, widely respected senior pastor of Village Church of Gurnee, an evangelical congregation in the northern suburbs of Chicago.