top row, left to right:
John Douty
(at Peabody College for Teachers, 1961-62); Patricia McIlrath, J. Morton Walker and Sue Dinges (all 1955 KCU Kangaroo)

middle row, left to right:
Dean John Barnett, Alban Varnado and George Ehrlich
(all 1955 KCU Kangaroo), Marcia Nash (1955 Blue Springs High School Souvenir)
(Al Varnado was John Douty's successor as Associate Director of the KCU Playhouse, and a close friend of fellow newcomer George Ehrlich)

bottom row (Christmas 1954 in Blue Springs MO) left to right:
Mila Jean's mother Ada Louise Smith, sister Mellie Nash, and father Frank Smith; Frank with bottle of refreshment and son-in-law Pete Nash