Crystal (Hielsberg) Gorwitz, 1980
A physical education major, Gorwitz is currently the Hortonville Middle School physical education and health teacher. She was the 2004 National Association for Sport and Physical Education Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year and is respected as a national leader in the fight against childhood obesity and has garnered praise for inspiring students to remain physically fit for life.
Gorwitz uses technology in the classroom-heart rate monitors, computerized fitness testing equipment and personal digital assistants and has presented programs about her physical education teaching methods across the country.
Scott Hassett, 1974
Journalism major, Hassett is currently the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) secretary since 2003. He has worked to secure sustainability certification for Wisconsin's state, county and Managed Forest Law programs. This certification helps ensure forests will continue to be renewed, instead of simply harvested, for future generations.
He continued efforts to contain and eradicate Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin's whitetail deer herd, has emphasized controlling invasive species and assuring outdoor recreational opportunities for hunters and anglers and is helping the DNR go beyond compliance through Green Tier legislation and regulatory innovation.
Michael Monroe, 1969
History and political science major, Monroe is the operations unit manager of the Milwaukee Flight Standards District Office, Federal Aviation Administration. In 1967, Monroe became the first black resident assistant at UW Oshkosh. After graduating Monroe attended the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidates School in Quantico, Va. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1970, earned a master of arts degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. in 1976, and served in the Marine Corps all over the world in aviation, infantry and intelligence assignments. After the service, he became director of an off-campus continuing education program for Chapman University in Orange, Calif.
In 1989, he joined the Federal Aviation Administration's Flight Standards Division as an aviation standards inspector. In 2004, he began his current position as manager of the operations certificate management unit, responsible for the FAA's oversight of flight related operations at most airports in Wisconsin. He lives in Racine with his wife, Susan, who earned a master's in special education from UW Oshkosh in 1970.
Patrick Roetzer, 1970
Psychology major, Roetzer is a consultant in restorative dentistry at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Martinez, Calif. He is a dentist and inventor who holds seven patents for products and materials used in restorative dentistry. One patent is for a resin sculpting system, which helps dental professionals sculpt natural looking surfaces with resin. In 1992, he established the North Bay Dental Education Center to provide reasonable cost, high-quality continuing education for dentists and their staffs. He also lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of dental topics, such as restorative dentistry and infection control, serves as a consultant to various dental manufacturers on product development and has been featured on CNN, BBC radio, the Discovery Channel's Beyond 2000. In 1974, he earned a degree in dentistry from Marquette University and now resides in Benicia, Calif.