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The following Class Notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office.

’70 Hans-Peter Kohlhoff (EHS) is an elected member of the American Association of German Teachers’ (AAGT) National Executive Committee. He also works with the organization’s national committees for professional development, awards, testing and chapter projects. 1-2-09

71 R. Jeff McDorman (EHS), former manager of recreation and cultural services for the City of Racine, and his wife, Sandy, retired in 2006. He has been a WIAA official since 1978, and has officiated eight WISAA and three WIAA state basketball tournaments. He has served 23 years as president of Racine Lakeshore Officials Association and is still officiating many sports in his retirement. 1-2-09

’73 Marilyn Stigler (EHS), a retired West Allis/West Milwaukee Schools art instructor, opened Good Grounds Coffee Café in Big Bend, Wis. The café serves coffee and espresso products, wraps, soups, sandwiches and more. The interior features an art motif to encourage and support fine arts in the area. Customers can take part in evening art demonstrations and classes, and Monday mornings are open for guests to bring their own projects to work on and share. 1-2-09

’73 Evan Fisher (EHS) and wife, ’77 Andrea (Alberti) Fisher (LS), performed a Christmas concert with their five children as part of Jefferson’s Council for the Performing Arts in the Performing Arts Center in Jefferson High School. The musical family has been performing since their children were very small, giving a family Christmas concert at their home church, Watertown Assembly of God, for the last 10 years. Evan is the Jefferson High School band director, and Andrea teaches piano and Kindermusik in Watertown. 1-2-09

’74 William ‘Bill’ Pratt (N) is president and CEO of Wesley Willows Corporation, Rockford, Ill. He recently announced the opening of a $20 million campus expansion. Wesley Willows is the largest continuing care retirement community in Rockford. 1-2-09

’75 Michelle (Trudeau) Clark (LS), a medical technologist at the St. Alphonsus Cancer Care Center, has written an article titled, “Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia Transforming into Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.” The article is a case study following a patient’s progress from the first day at the Care Center to their death about six months later. It was published in the January 2009 issue of Laboratory Medicine, a national laboratory professional publication. 1-2-09

’75 Patrick Pazdernik (LS), ’76 (EHS) and ’81 (MS), associate marketing director for Kimberly-Clark, leads global business development for the Costco wholesale account. 1-2-09

’75 Lydia ‘Sylvia’ Stock (N) received a Hall of Fame Award from Valle del Sol for her work as president and CEO of Mountain Park Health Center from 1984-2006. The nonprofit organization provides primary care to medically underserved and impoverished populations. During her tenure, she facilitated the organization’s growth from one facility with one doctor serving 1,000 patients to an organization with five facilities and a staff of more than 320 professionals. The center now serves more than 45,000 patients annually. 1-2-09

’77 George Hayes (EHS) and ’81 (MS), UW-Marinette athletic director and men’s head basketball coach, received the 2009 Kaplan Award. The award honors faculty or academic staff members who have made “significant and innovative improvement in instruction or in service to students.” 1-2-09

’80 William ‘Bill’ Nordstrom (LS) co-founded Bella Voi LLC in October. Bella Voi is an in-home boutique style shopping experience, featuring sterling silver and gemstone jewelry from all over the world. 1-2-09

’90 Laura (Lewis) Riskus (LS) is change management specialist at Kraft Foods. She focuses on IS enterprise-wide projects that affect 56,000 Kraft employees worldwide. 1-2-09

’93 Samuel Miller, MBA, based in Appleton, has been elected chairman of the American Bankers Association’s agricultural and rural bankers committee for 2008-09. He is senior vice president of agribusiness and food banking for M&I Bank. 1-2-09

’96 Josephine Benkers (LS) has been promoted to partner at Quarles & Brady LLP’s Madison office. She focuses her practice in the areas of intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation, including patent infringement, copyright and trade secrets disputes. 1-2-09

’97 Amy (Algiers) Ciepluch (LS) has been promoted to partner at Quarles & Brady LLP’s Milwaukee office. She focuses her practice in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, where she provides ongoing counseling on all benefit plan types, both for profit and not-for-profit entities. 1-2-09

’99 Jason Lorier (LS) is a new systems analyst at Johnsonville Sausage in Sheboygan Falls. 1-2-09

’01 Ryan Thompson (B) is an attorney for Silton Seifert Carlson S.C. His practice consists primarily of general business, trademark and employment law. 1-2-09

’02 Jamie Bartol (EHS) and ’08 (MS), Penny Graham ’08 (MS), Jen Kouba ’08 (MS), and Kelley Thrasher ’08 (MS), all first grade teachers at Clay Lamberton Elementary School in Berlin, recently presented “We are More than a Flesh-Colored Crayon” at the National Association of Multicultural Education Conference in New Orleans. 1-2-09

’03 Nate Weyenberg (B) and Tammy Evers were married Sept. 19, 2008 in De Pere. Nate is a small business specialist at Chase Bank in Green Bay. 1-2-09

’04 Ryan Collier (B) is manager at Accenture in its infrastructure consulting practice. 1-2-09

’04 Jamie (Supita) Mandigo (LS) is a dentist at Marshfield Clinic’s Chippewa Falls Dental Center. She earned her dentistry degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry. 1-2-09

’05 Stefanie Peterson (B) and ’06 MBA, of Clifton Gunderson’s office in Oshkosh, has earned her certified public accountant certification. 1-2-09

’07 Michael Anhalt (B) is part of the finance team at Johnsonville Sausage in Sheboygan Falls. 1-2-09

’07 Don Raine IV (B), of Clifton Gunderson’s Oshkosh office, has earned his certified public accountant certification. 1-2-09

’08 Patrick Dench (B) is project manager at BOLD Technologies in Colorado Springs, Colo. He remembers well his former professor, Dr. Eierman, and is looking forward to using his project management education to use. 1-2-09

’08 Ashley Veldboom (B) is an accounting manager at Lakeview Credit Union in Neenah. 1-2-09

’08 Amelia Wolff (LS) wrote O’Dell and Myrna, a play recently performed at the UW Oshkosh Fredric March Theatre. She began writing the play as a project for a playwriting class. 1-2-09


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

• MA — Master of Arts
• MBA-Master of Business Administration
• 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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