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  • Tom Hewitt (LS) and his wife, Becky, annually have a float and group of kids entered in the Christmas Light Parade and Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz. They credit their float building and musical training to their days in college — Tom as a music minor and Becky as a UW-Madison art major. They also host the cheer, pom, tall flags competition for the Fiesta Bowl celebration. 12-1-08

  • Stan Mathes (EHS) and ’73 (MSE) of Fond du Lac, was ranked first in the world in the 800 meters in 2006 and 2007, in age group 60 to 64, according to

  • Bonnie (Jirovetz) Frechette (EHS) retired after nearly 40 years of teaching English at West De Pere High School.

  • Wendy (Davis) Weiss (EHS) retired as a 4-year-old kindergarten teacher at Fremont Elementary School.


  • William Kringel (LS) and ’70 (MSE) retired from Searcy Hospital in Mobile, Ala. after 32 years as a licensed psychologist. His retirement celebration featured a commendation from the Alabama House of Representatives and Gov. Bob Riley. Kringel now volunteers with the Alabama Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the Mobile Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

  • Dianne (Sippel) Reese (LS) is the mayor of New Holstein, Wis.


  • John Benkers (LS) retired as school superintendent of Belmont Community Schools in Belmont, Wis.


  • Michele (Dennis) Fawcett (EHS) hosted an Alethean Sorority reunion at her home in July. Thirty-three members from as far away as Atlanta, Denver, San Antonio and San Francisco attended. The group, which reunites every three years, includes the classes of 1966-1969. Alethean Sorority became Alpha Phi in 1966.

  • Michael Kleinprintz (EHS) retired in June after nearly 40 years with Unisys Corporation in Eagan, Minn., in software procurement and asset management.


  • Joyce (Jochmann) Mastalir (EHS) is retiring after 31 years of teaching at St. Mary’s Grade School in Burlington, Wis.


  • Alan McCain (LS) was recently honored with the Andover Newton Theological School’s Distinguished Alumni award, “The Spirit of the Hill.” He lives in Turkey.

  • Judy (Perdue) VanMatre (EHS) is a travel consultant at the Racine County Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitor Center.

by schrod69 — last modified May 15, 2012 01:25 PM