Carl and Janet* Nuzman

Carl and Janet* Nuzman

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Carl and Janet*  Nuzman

Carl Nuzman was born in August of 1930 and grew up in Topeka, Kan. After graduating from Topeka High School, he attended Kansas State University and earned a degree in agricultural engineering. Following graduation, he received his master's degree from University of Kansas and served three years with the U.S. Air Force.  He married the late Janet Steck at First United Methodist Church in Topeka in August of 1952.
Carl worked for the Division of Water Resources at the State Board of Agriculture for ten years as an agricultural engineer before working 30 years for Layne Western Company in Kansas City from which he retired in 1997. He is a certified professional hydrologist and engineer, licensed in 19 states with extensive experience in the areas of groundwater modeling, water well and well field design and construction, water well treatment and rehabilitation, and soil and groundwater remediation. He is known throughout the United States for his work in resolving water problems and still consults with companies with water issues. He is recognized in the Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame.

The late Janet Nuzman was born on October 23, 1931. After graduating from Topeka High School in 1949, she attended Kansas State University and earned a degree in Physical Education in 1953 and later earned her Master's degree from KU in 1967. She began her teaching career as a physical education substitute teacher at Topeka High in 1957, then taught at Highland Park from 1957-61, Seaman High from 1961-1962 and then at Washburn University where she retired as an assistant professor of physical education, having taught for 33 years. 

At Washburn, she had a wide range of accomplishments including: development and organization of the women's intercollegiate athletic program; first head coach in gymnastics, field hockey, basketball, softball and volleyball. She also served as women's athletic coordinator and Washburn's representative to the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. 

In 1971, Janet was granted sabbatical to study European physical education at the University of Oslo, Norway. She served as a trustee for the Washburn University Foundation from 2001-2004 on the finance committee. She was inducted into the Washburn Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988 and in 1995 was inducted into Highland Park Teachers Hall of Fame.