The following Class Notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office:
ʼ66 Sheldon Niquette (EHS) and ʼ73 (MSE), of Kaukauna, will be inducted into the Kaukauna High School Performing Arts Hall of Fame.
ʼ70 Wayne Huberty (B), of Fond du Lac, was inducted into Plymouth High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame. He founded the CPA firm of Huberty and Associates, which has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the most reliable CPA firms in the Midwest.
ʼ71 Colleen Getty (EHS), of Middleton, has retired from the Sauk Prairie School District, after teaching there for more than 10 years. She also taught in other school districts, totaling more than 31 years of teaching.
ʼ73 David Hanke (EHS), of Slinger, has retired from Slinger High School after 37 years as band director.
ʼ78 John Bloor (EHS), of Green Bay, has accepted the position of chief executive officer with West Bend at Threshold Inc.
ʼ79 David Galassie (B), of Columbia, S.C., has written a book, Menasha, about the history of the local city, where he grew up.
ʼ79 Bonnie (Ruggles) Ruechel (EHS), of Cottonwood, Ariz., received a national award in recognition of excellence in the delivery of education for individuals seeking NCCAP Certification, given by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals.
ʼ83 Melanie (Stammer) Richardson (N), of Shiocton, has been named executive director of ThedaCare At Home.
ʼ85 Laura (Veit) Kestly (LS), of Pewaukee, was the winner of the 2012 Waukesha BluesFest Poster Art Contest. Prints of Kestly’s poster design will be available for purchase at Waukesha BluesFest on Aug. 10 and 11.
ʼ86 Brenda Jahns-Grams (B) and ʼ95 (MBA), of Ripon, has accepted a new position in Marquette County as the administrative coordinator.
ʼ88 Patrick O’Connell (MBA), of De Pere, has joined the executive team of Baisch Engineering. He will serve as the firm’s project financial lead.
ʼ89 Jim Rose (MS), of Washington Island, has retired from the Island school after more than 35 years of teaching.
ʼ89 Paul Russell (EHS), of Merrill, was a featured speaker at Memorial Day services, honoring the completion of the new Merrill Veterans Memorial, located at St. Francis Cemetery.
ʼ90 Anthony ‘Tony’ Novinska (LS), of Greendale, and his KISS tribute band, Dr. Love, took the stage at Milwaukee’s Summerfest.
ʼ91 Carol (Benson) De Young (EHS), of Middleton, has been inducted into the Kaukauna High School Hall of Fame. De Young is a teacher at Kromrey Middle School.
ʼ91 Marc Nylen (LS) and ʼ93 (MSE), of Oshkosh, recently celebrated 20 years of employment with UW Oshkosh. He currently works as the director of Gruenhagen Conference Center.
ʼ94 Jason Hilger (B), of Antigo, has been selected as Vilas County’s first finance manager.
ʼ95 Timothy Feit (MBA), of Schofield, was named United Cranberry Growers Cooperative executive director. UCGC is a Wausau-based agricultural cooperative of independent cranberry growers.
ʼ96 Linda Evraets (B), of Sheboygan Falls, has joined the board of directors for the East Central District Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.
ʼ96 Todd Hencsik (EHS), of Eagle, will be leaving Waukesha West High School and has accepted the position of principal at Hononegah High School in Rockton, Ill.
ʼ99 Leah Burbach (MBA), of Merrill, has been elected to the board of directors by Park City Credit Union’s member-owners. She has been with Church Mutual Insurance Company since 2000.
ʼ00 Shawn Savel (EHS), of Saint Germain, is the golf general manager and course superintendent at the Plum Lake Golf Club. The club is set to celebrate 100 years.
ʼ00 Greg Woller (LS), of De Pere, has been hired as the new executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region.
ʼ01 Colleen Dominguez (EHS), of Houston, Texas, was selected by Katy Magazine as the district-wide teacher of the year.
ʼ02 Connon Piencikowski (LS), of Pound, has joined the Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa.
ʼ02 Michael Reuter (LS), of Milwaukee, has been hired by Rock County Historical Society as the new executive director.
ʼ03 Jonathan Bratz (LS), of Kansasville, is set to move along with his young family to Africa, where they’ll serve at an orphanage in Swaziland through Heart for Africa. He plans to use his agricultural knowledge to help feed orphans and widows.
ʼ03 Amy Rider (LS), of Winneconne, has graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and will begin private practice in obstetrics/gynecology with Aurora Advanced Health Care in the Milwaukee area this September.
ʼ04 Eamon McKenna (EHS), of Ashippun, was hired by UW Oshkosh as head coach of the men’s cross country and track and field programs.
ʼ06 Jonathan Dinse (LS), of Oshkosh, has accepted a job at Lourdes Academy as the athletic director. He has worked with UW Oshkosh for more than four years.
ʼ06 Lela Schwitzer (EHS), of Shawano, received the Wisconsin Indian Education Association (WIEA) scholarship. This scholarship recognizes graduates and post-graduates.
ʼ08 Anthony ‘Tony’ Memmel (LS), of Milwaukee, performed at Summerfest with his band and plans to continue being a full-time musician.
ʼ11 Daniel Skeen (MSN), of Rhinelander, has joined Ministry Health Care in Eagle River to provide specialized care to previously hospitalized patients. He previously worked at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls.
ʼ12 Hilary Bauer (B), of Wisconsin Rapids, is a corporate marketing intern with the Milwaukee Brewers, after interning with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters for more than two years.
ʼ12 Andrew Hermus (EHS), of Appleton, has been hired as the cross-categorical special education teacher at Little Chute Middle School.
ʼ12 Chris Kaupp (LS), of Hubertus, works for Image Makers Advertising, as an emerging media assistant.
ʼ12 Matt Miles (EHS), of Two Rivers, recently completed three months of student teaching in New Zealand through Educators Abroad. He is set to teach K-12 music in Underwood, N.D beginning in August.
• 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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