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The following class notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office.

’68 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 is now a volunteer with the Alabama Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the Mobile Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. 9-29-08

’70 Susan (Kennedy) MacLean (LS) retired in July 2008 after 38 years as a social worker. She spent the majority of her career in the juvenile court of the Door County Department of Social Services. 9-29-08

’72 Robert Barabe (EHS) and ’75 (MSE) suffered a heart attack during a 60-mile bike ride in early April, and yet he managed to finish the last 20 miles. He has regained his health and returned to racing in competitions throughout Wisconsin, including a recent 100-mile ride. He is an elementary school counselor with the Hudson Public School District, where he has served more than 34 years. 9-29-08

’76 Terry Benter (EHS) is the Omro School District’s athletic director and dean of students at Omro High and Middle Schools. 9-29-08

’78 Walter Koskinen (EHS) and his wife, ’79 Margaret (Phillip) Koskinen (EHS), have three children – two have graduated from college and one is a senior. Walter remains in contact with swim team members from the 1970s. 9-29-08

’79 Donna Fuller (N) is the new nurse administrator for Clarity Care home health services in northeast Wisconsin. 9-29-08

’81 Timothy Jahnke (B) is president and CEO of Elkay Manufacturing Company. He and his wife, ’82 Sharla (Kaster) Jahnke (LS), recently relocated to the Chicago area from Atlanta. 9-29-08

’82 Lori (Burns) Brooks (LS) was part of the NBC broadcast crew for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. She worked at five previous Olympic games. 9-29-08

’83 Michelle Kennedy-Coenen (LS) and ’86 (MS) of Appleton started her ninth year in private practice as a mental health therapist. Her primary areas of interest include women’s issues, depression and pediatric anxiety. 9-29-08

’84 Jeffrey Penkwitz (B) is the golf director and head professional at Big Fish Golf Club in Hayward. 9-29-08

’84 Jennifer (Strickler) Schimmelpfenning (LS) works for the Aging Disability Resource Center of Calumet, Outagamie and Waupaca Counties. As a disability benefits specialist, she works with consumers ages 18 to 59 who need help with their social security disability applications, Medicare and medical assistance. 9-29-08

’86 Kristi (Marsden) Hayden (LS) has been in grief support at Beloit Regional Hospice for the past two years. Her daughter, Lauren, is a junior in high school and her son, Taylor, is in the fifth grade. Her husband, Kevin, is a PC support analyst at Woodward Governor in Rockton, Ill. They will celebrate their 20th anniversary in November. 9-29-08

’86 Dale Sweere (B) and ’89 (MBA), director of human resources for Stanley Consultants in Muscatine, Iowa, was elected a member of their board of directors.

’87 Shelby (Nicolaus) Dunski (LS) is the managing editor of internal publications at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, Minn. She is primarily responsible for electronic publications. 9-29-08

’88 Christopher Kuborn (LS) is the host of Jazz Odyssey on Wisconsin Public Radio and the newest faculty member of the Digital Media Technology Department at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay. 9-29-08

’89 Craig Schwartz (B) recently transferred from working as an exchange officer with the Australian Defense Force to running courses at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany. 9-29-08

’90 Shari (Swenson) Karasek (B) of Racine is the regional human resources director for Lee Enterprises, overseeing the human resources function for both The Journal Times and The Pantagraph in Bloomington, Ill. 9-29-08

’90 Jan (Kohlbeck) Scoville (LS) and ’92 (MSE) was appointed chair of the fundraising committee for HELP of Door County, a nonprofit organization providing domestic abuse services to individuals and families. Scoville serves as the executive director of the ecumenical center at UW-Green Bay. In addition, she became the assistant curator of the Door County Historical Museum in May 2008, and operates her own business, Scoville Auctions and Appraisals. 9-29-08

’91 Geri Kempf (MSE) is the principal of Fox Lake Elementary School and an assistant principal at Waupun Middle School. Geri, and her husband, Nick, have been married for 26 years and have three daughters. They currently reside in Hubertus. 9-29-08

’93 Dennis Schroeder (LS) accepted the position of financial aid director at Los Angeles Mission College, a public two-year community college in the Los Angeles area with an enrollment of 9,500 students. 9-29-08

’93 Kristin (Kocian) Zarosley (LS) is a medical social worker at Home Health United in Madison. She resides in Sun Prairie with her husband and twin sons. 9-29-08

’94 Jeffrey Hubing (LS) earned his doctorate in theology in the New Testament and early Christianity from Loyola University in Chicago in May 2008. Hubing has served on the pastoral staff of four churches and regularly speaks at conferences, retreats and training seminars throughout the Midwest. He also has preached and taught at several countries, including India, Nigeria, El Salvador, Bolivia, Brazil and Holland. 9-29-08

’95 Kelly Seichter (MSE) is the elementary principal/director of curriculum instruction for the Monroe School District, where she has worked for the past nine years. 9-29-08

’96 Pamela (Sanchez) Burrows (LS) is a certified fitness therapist, personal trainer, master trainer, Pilates instructor and assessment facilitator in Kohler. 9-29-08

’97 Brad Reichert (B) and (LS) was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute of Charlottesville, Va. He is a certified financial planner and senior investment manager for Charles Schwab and Company in Phoenix, Ariz. 9-29-08

’98 Jessica (Lemke) Angell (B), of Menasha, is a new retirement plan consultant at Virchow Krause & Co. in Appleton. 9-29-08

’99 Teri (Kemppainen) McKean (LS) graduated in May 2008 with her master’s in social work from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She has accepted a position as a sexual abuse counselor for children and adolescents with ABC Counseling & Family Services and became a licensed social worker with the State of Illinois. 9-29-08

’00 Joseph Bartz (LS) recently played Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in Utrecht, Holland. The concert was broadcast on Dutch radio and Norwegian television, and was webcast over the Internet. Bartz continues to freelance in Germany and also teaches music. Next year, he plans to finish his second post-graduate degree at the Music Academy in Cologne. 9-29-08

’00 Deborah Menacher (MPA) is the new deputy county administrator for Marathon County. 9-29-08

’00 Scott Thomsen (LS) and ’00 Elisabeth (Salazar) Thomsen (LS) welcomed their first child, Parker Nolan, August 31, 2008. 9-29-08

’01 Jodi (Schneider) Cecil (LS) is head of the community relations department at Upland Hills Health, a 25-bed, critical access hospital in Dodgeville. 9-29-08

’03 Jacob DeMelle (LS) is a physician assistant in the urology department at Marshfield Clinic’s Minocqua Center. 9-29-08

’03 James Rennes (B) and ’07 (MBA) and wife, Jessica, recently welcomed their first child, Adeline. 9-29-08

’04 Kristy Kintop (B) is human resources manager at Newtek Electronic Payment Processing in Milwaukee. 9-29-08

’04 Ryan Reilly (LS) and his wife, Laura, were married July 26, 2008 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. Reilly is a third-year law student at Marquette Law School. 9-29-08

’04 Jessica (Edblom) Thomsen (N) received the Lillian Wald New Public Health Nurse of the Year Award. She lives in Dorchester with her husband and daughter. 9-29-08

’05 Tyler Rankin (LS) moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in 2005, where he worked as an assistant case manager at a homeless shelter as part of his AmeriCorps program. He encourages fellow alumni to volunteer for a non-profit organization to see the world from a different view. Today, Rankin is a claims specialist with Sentry Insurance. 9-29-08

’06 Gabriel Graf (LS) is as an ore-control geologist with Newmont Mining Corp. in Nevada. 9-29-08

’07 Ashley (Wright) Nordwig (LS) and ’05 Brian Nordwig (B) were married July 26 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Watertown. 9-29-08



• B — Business
• EHS — Education and Human Services
• LS — Letters and Science
• N — Nursing
• AD — Associate Degree


• MA — Master of Arts
• MS — Master of Science
• MSE — Master of Science in Education
• MSN — Master of Science in Nursing
• MPA — Master of Public Administration
• MST — Master of Science in Teaching

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