Samuel Cargile, 1972, MSE 1973
Senior director of grantmaking at the Lumina Foundation for Education in Indianapolis, where his grant-making focuses on issues in higher education that particularly affect low-income students and students of color. Prior to joining Lumina, he held key roles at the Wallace Foundation in New York City and the Lilly Endowment in Indianapolis.
Between 1987 and 1991, he was UW Oshkosh's assistant vice chancellor for the Division of Academic Support. Cargile earned two degrees from UW Oshkosh, a bachelor's degree in secondary education in 1972 and a master's degree in guidance and counseling in 1973. He later earned a doctorate in urban education at UW-Milwaukee.
Theresa (Babbitt) Kline, 1982
Psychology professor at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. She founded the university's industrial/organizational psychology doctoral program, currently the top-rated program of its kind in Canada. Kline earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1982 from UW Oshkosh. Later she earned a master's in psychology and a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology, both at the University of Calgary. In 2004, the University of Calgary recognized her as a "High Flyer," meaning her faculty evaluation placed her in the top 1 percent of the university's faculty. Her third book was published in February 2005.
James Ransom, 1983
President of Curwood, a subsidiary of Bemis Inc., that develops and manufactures high-barrier films and packaging solutions for the meat, poultry, cheese and other selected food industries. Ransom, who joined Bemis Company in 2002, previously served as president and chief executive officer of Promo Edge, a packaging and marketing services subsidiary of Wisconsin-based Menasha Corporation. He also served as executive vice president of Milwaukee-based Everbrite, a point-of-purchase and display design firm. A CPA, Ransom earned a bachelor's degree in business, with a major in accounting. His wife, Kristin (Kirchhoff) Ransom, is a 1983 graduate of UW Oshkosh.
Scott Ransom, 1985
President and chief executive officer of Marshall Erdman & Associates, the nation's leading integrated design-builder of hospitals, clinics, ambulatory care centers and medical office buildings.
Founded in 1951 and headquartered in Madison, the company has six offices across the country and more than 500 employees, with annual revenues of more than $250 million and a pipeline backlog of more than $1 billion. Ransom led a management and private equity buyout of the firm in 2003. Since the Erdman family relinquished control of the company, he has been instrumental in devising and implementing a far-reaching strategic plan to help the company grow and better service healthcare providers and their patients.