The following Class Notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Relations Office:
’68 William “Bill” Kringel (LS) and ’70 (MSE), a retired colonel from the Alabama Army National Guard, is the new state chairman of the Alabama Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves. The retired psychologist with Alabama’s Department of Public is teaching a course at the University of South Alabama.
’75 Randall Stutzman (EHS) and ’85 (MA) is a social studies teacher at Augusta High School, where he has been for 28 of his 36-year teaching career.
’76 Kirk Ratchman (N), who celebrated 35 years as a registered nurse in May, is a nurse clinician for the Wisconsin Resource Center in Winnebago. He has worked in a variety of nursing environments, including the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps, the U.S. Army Reserve, and on active duty for Desert Storm.
’78 Mary (O’Neil) Sales (EHS) and ’99 (MS) is retiring after 20 years as a learning disabilities special education and autism support teacher with the Oshkosh Area School District. She will be moving to Madison to work with her husband, David, in his printing and embroidery business, Rapid Printing.
’79 Karin (Engelmann) Marshall (N), an infection control nurse for Select Specialty Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., retired from the Navy after 21 years of service in 2000. She has worked in medical-surgical, pediatric, neonatal, school health, immunization and epidemiology nursing. She lives in Cantonment, Fla., with her husband, James.
’79 Patricia Stuhr (MST) is a professor and chairwoman of the art education department at The Ohio State University. She is one of three candidates for dean of UW-Marshfield/Wood County.
’85 JanAlyn Baumgartner (EHS) was elected to a four-year term as the mayor of Adams, after serving one term as Ward II alderperson.
’87 Maria (Giordano) Putzer (B) was named manager of the North Fond du Lac School District.
’88 Craig Dickman (MBA), and ’90 Doug Mueller (MBA), recently moved their business, Breakthrough Fuel, to the newly renovated Milwaukee Road train station in Green Bay. Breakthrough Fuel is dedicated to helping clients get the most out of money spent on shipping their products. The business received the Excellence Award, given to the business partners that provide Procter & Gamble with ideas, technology, creativity and innovation, in October 2011.
’89 Robert Hughes (EHS), was named the Music Teacher of the Year by the Milwaukee Civic Music Association.
’89 Dave Krause (LS) is the new executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region, an organization that matches children and teens with adult mentors throughout Calumet, Outagamie, Waupaca and Winnebago counties.
’89 Nicholas Watson (B) is the vice president of information technology for the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club.
’91 Paul Loebbaka (B) and ’97 (MBA), who has more than 12 years of experience working at Alta Resources in Neenah, has been promoted to vice president of Alta’s fulfillment business unit.
’95 Connie Boerst (MSN), the vice president of academic affairs and associate professor of nursing at Bellin College, will serve as interim president of the college beginning July 1.
’96 Carol (Dempsey) Hemauer (N), a registered nurse at Mercy Medical Center, is the owner and practitioner of Westshore Acupuncture LLC in Oshkosh. She completed an internship at Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2009, and then graduated with a master’s degree from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in September 2010. She lives in Oshkosh with her husband, ’79 Alan Hemauer (B).
’97 Evelyn Merriett (MSN), who teaches nursing at Milwaukee Area Technical College, is a faculty adviser for MATC’s Future Black Nurses mentoring group. She also volunteers as a nurse practitioner at the C.H. Mason Clinic, a clinic for the underinsured and uninsured population. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband, James.
’97 Thomas Swigert (LS) is the new director of digital media for WISN-TV 12 News in Milwaukee, after spending 14 years at WFRV-TV in Green Bay as a technical operations and web manager.
’99 Margaret “Maggie” (Johnston) May (MS), an assistant professor of mathematics, was named the associate dean of UW-Fond du Lac, effective summer 2011.
’03 Nicole Bahn (B) and ’07 (MBA), a business banker and credit department leader at 1st National Bank, is the recipient of the Prochnow Education Foundation/Wisconsin Bankers Association Scholarship. She will receive a $1,250 fee discount each of the three years she attends the Graduate School of Banking at UW-Madison.
’03 Kristen (Bender) Krezinski (EHS), received the 2011 Rolfs Educational Foundation Teachers award. She is a Decorah Elementary School first-grade teacher in the West Bend School District.
’03 Abbie (Moe) Treiber (N), who earned a master’s degree in nursing from UW-Madison, is a registered nurse at Meriter Hospital in Madiso. She lives in Stoughton with her husband, John.
’05 Beth (Freund) Koenings (N), a registered nurse at Agnesian Healthcare, is returning to UW Oshkosh to obtain her masters degree in nursing, with a goal of becoming a nurse educator. She lives in Fond du Lac with her husband, Dennis.
’05 Matt Groose (LS), who holds several track and field records at UW Oshkosh, continued to run and train at UW-Madison for three years upon graduating. He is currently working as the Program Manager for Trek Fit Services at Trek Bicycle Corporation.
’06 Erin Hass (LS) is the development and communications manager for the M&M Area Community Foundation in Marinette.
’06 Bryan Quigley (LS), a student teacher at River Valley Middle School, is the head coach of the River Valley High School girls’ soccer team in Spring Green.
’07 Lindsay (Wright) Davel (N), a nurse clinician at Winnebago Mental Health Institute, is pursuing a nursing practice degree from UW-Madison. She lives in Winnebago with her husband, Matt.
’09 Tiffany Gerrits (N) is a medical intensive care unit nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. She is attending Walden University for her master’s in nursing with an emphasis on education.
’10 Amanda Krohn (N) is pursuing a master’s in nursing at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She hopes to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
• AAS — Associate of Arts and Science Degree
• B — Business
• EHS — Education and Human Services
• LS — Letters and Science
• N — Nursing
• GMBA — Global Master of Business Administration
• MA — Master of Arts
• MBA— Master of Business Administration
• MPA — Master of Public Administration
• MS — Master of Science
• MSE — Master of Science in Education
• MSN — Master of Science in Nursing
• MST — Master of Science in Teaching
• MSW — Master of Social Work
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