The following Class Notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office.
’68 Gary Roehrig (EHS), of New Holstein, owner of Roehrig & Savola Builders, was sworn in as the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA) president for 2012-2013. WBA is an organization of more than 5,000 members committed to preserving and promoting home ownership by working for quality, safe and affordable housing in Wisconsin.
’70 Donald Frederickson (LS), of Clinton Township, Mich., is retired and has published two books in the last year, “Roar of the Jaguar—The Legacy of a Mayan Prince” and “Dakharo Heist—To Steal a Pirate’s Treasure.”
’77 Carol (Fabritz) Jensen (EHS), of Iron Ridge, taught her horse, Buggs, how to paint in late 2008. Jensen has done interviews across the nation. Buggs has finished about 50 paintings and about 30 have been sold, with some of the proceeds going to horse rescue organizations.
’77 Mark Morien (LS), of Elkhorn, is the vice president for Voorhees Associates, a search firm based in Deerfield, Ill.
’78 Randall Zentner (EHS), of Oshkosh, is a retired educator with 33 years of kindergarten through 12th grade and university-level experience. He was the producer and director for the Miss Oshkosh Pageant from 1975 to 1983 and has been the game-day audio production technician at Lambeau Field since 1998.
’79 Donald Neverman (LS), of Watertown, was elected as president of the Heritage Military Music Foundation. The foundation owns one of the largest collections of Civil War instruments in the country and owns the largest collection that is played on a regular basis.
’81 Phil Hanegraaf (LS), Aurora, Ill., is the vice president and national planning market leader for the transportation and public infrastructure programs at RS&H of Chicago.
’83 Judy Turba (MSE), of DePere, works at St. Norbert Abbey’s Nobertine Center for Spirituality, where she coordinates public relations and is the director of programming. Her job has taken her on many trips to Zambia to support children and their schooling.
’84 Richard McKnight (MSN), of Palm Springs, Calif., is certified as an advanced hospice and palliative nurse and works for Family Hospice and Palliative Care as a nurse practitioner.
’85 Lester McCann (LS), of Tucson, Ariz., received the University of Arizona Foundation Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award. He is a senior lecturer in UA’s department of computer science.
’86 Ann Chipman (LS), of Neenah, is known as “the blanket lady,” because of the fleece-crafted items she has given to co-workers, friends, soldiers, veterans, abused mothers and children, ill patients and anyone in need. Her generosity resulted in earning the Affinity Health System’s annual President’s Promise Award last year.
’88 Mark Duerwaechter (EHS), of Neenah, is the district administrator of the Kaukauna Area School District.
’90 Chris DeLarwelle (B) and ’02 (MS), of Denmark, was chosen to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s all-time baseball team in celebration of the league’s 100th-year anniversary.
’90 Gary Varsho (EHS), of Chili, Wis., was chosen to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s all-time baseball team.
’93 Cindy (Krebs) Luft (LS), of Oshkosh, will coach Appleton Xavier’s tennis team. Xavier is one of the area’s top tennis teams and has been state champions for the past two seasons. She played tennis for UW Oshkosh from 1988 to 1992.
’95 Christopher Hughes (LS), of Green Bay, is the police chief for Cottage Grove. His law enforcement career began during college, as he became a community service officer for the Appleton Police Department and an intern at the Oshkosh Police Department.
’95 Rebecca (Averbeck) Kanable (LS), of Milton, is the associate editor at the Milton Courier. She was previously a freelance writer and editor.
’95 Mary Merdan (N), of Wisconsin Rapids, is a nurse practitioner at the UW Cancer Center Riverview.
’96 Janet Bowen (MSN), of Minocqua, is a family nurse practitioner and treats her patients with holistic techniques and focuses on prevention and wellness.
’96 Heidi (Herwig) Sigler (EHS) and ’02 (MSE), of Appleton, is a seventh-grade teacher for Bonduel School District.
’97 Mark Cain (MSE), of Appleton, is the co-owner of KidStage, an after-school theater program for children ages 5 to 12. The children learn about improvisation, how to play a character, how to project their voices and how to memorize lines.
’97 Brian Lang (LS), of Fort Wayne, Ind., is living the dream and thinking about UW Oshkosh and the great people he met there.
’98 Jeff Grotenhuis (EHS), of Slinger, was selected as one of 100 educators statewide to receive the prestigious Herb Kohl Fellowship Award. Recipients are chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others and their leadership.
’99 Jason McConnell (EHS), of Waunakee, is the head coach for the Marshall Cardinals boys’ basketball team.
’99 Holly Spoo (EHS), of Burlington, was named to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference all-time women’s basketball team. She played for UW Oshkosh from 1996 to 1998.
’01 Ryan Valentine (B), of Neenah, was promoted to assistant vice president at Fiduciary Partners in Appleton.
’02 Meghan (Hardy) Linton (B), of Lake Mills, is the human resources generalist for Dental Associates in Wauwatosa.
’03 Nicole Roehlig (EHS) and ’10 (MSE), of Appleton, is a seventh-grade teacher at Bonduel Middle School and has been teaching for nine years.
’04 Aemus Balsis (LS), of Medford, has been making progress on the Taylor County drug-trafficking problems and received a public commendation for his work as an investigator in narcotics.
’06 Lacey Justinger (LS), of Fort Meade, Md., has been working for Army Public Affairs for more than five years.
’06 Grace Kasper (MSE), of Shawano, is the Menominee Indian Middle School’s seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher and has taught for 13 years.
’06 Renee (Porter-Henderson) Dubinski (LS), of Oshkosh, works for the Neenah Police Department, after completing the criminal justice-law enforcement program at Fox Valley Technical College.
’06 Lela Schwitzer (EHS), of Shawano, is the sixth-grade reading and language arts teacher at Shawano Community Middle School.
’07 Rory Groessl (LS) and ’09 (N), of Algoma was appointed by Scott Walker to serve as coroner for Kewaunee County.
’07 Danielle Schewe (LS) is the admission director for Everest College in Milwaukee. She will staff, supervise, train and manage Everest’s goal-oriented student admissions team.
’09 Mary Anne DeZur (CNL), of Oshkosh, has entered the Walmart “get-on-the-shelf” contest in hopes of getter her product to market. The product, TIME FOR CHANGE, tracks when the infusion site of a diabetic’s insulin pump needs to be changed. The device is useful for anyone who needs to take medication on a schedule.
’09 Amanda Hernandez (LS), of Fond du Lac, graduated from UW-Milwaukee with her master’s in history. She specialized in public history and archival administration.
’10 Mariah Haberman (LS), of Oregon, Wis., was selected as Miss Wisconsin Central 2012 and advances to the Miss Wisconsin Pageant.
‘10 Jeremy Martin (LS), of Plymouth, is an insurance representative for the Steve Pierick State Farm Insurance Agency in Sun Prairie. He also will start coaching the Sun Prairie Football Cardinals.
’10 Brittany Rumphol (EHS), of Oshkosh, was awarded the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) New Teacher Award at the WSST Conference in Madison. She teaches advanced biology and college prep biology.
’11 Kayla Denu (B), of Oshkosh, started her position as a staff accountant at Coldwell Banker in Appleton this past fall.
’11 Ashley Iverson (B), of Kaukauna, joined Coldwell Banker’s Appleton office in January as a staff accountant.
’11 Amanda Line (LS), of Oshkosh, has been with Reach Counseling Services in Neenah for the past 18 months as a volunteer victim advocate. She works full-time at UW Oshkosh and is a graduate student at Lakeland College, studying community counseling.
’11 Kari Reynebeau (LS), of Little Chute, is the fitness and aquatic center manager at Evergreen in Oshkosh. She will develop aerobic, strength and aquatic programming for residents, staff and the community.
’12 Nick Backman (LS), of Neenah, is working as a technical sales manager for Clearbrook Inc.
’12 Sara Hathaway (MS), of Fond du Lac, is an account executive for BrownBoots Interactive. She previously worked as an account executive for a nonprofit.
’12 Jordan Hooyman (LS), of Shiocton, is enrolled in the UW-Madison Physician’s Assistant Program, class of 2014.
’12 Jason Onken (LS), of West Bend, was sworn in as a police officer with the McFarland Police Department.
• AAS — Associate of Arts and Science Degree
• B — Business
• CNL— Center for New Learning
• 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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