The following Class Notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office:
’65 Dennis Moyer (LS) retired as the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce tourism director. He served the county for 16 years.
’68 Gerald Nikolaus (LS) retired from federal service in 2000. He coaches girls’ lacrosse at Arrowhead High School in Hartland and is preparing to send his daughter to college.
’72 Robert Bartelt (EHS) is a retired Winneconne Community School District art teacher who has turned his yard in Shawano into his canvas, using plants of different colors and textures to create an art landscape. He also paints and makes metal jewelry in his home art studio.
’72 Donald Tolkacz (EHS) retired from Pulaski Community Schools as athletic director. His 35 years in that position earned him the title of longest-consecutive athletic director in Wisconsin. He served in education for 37 years total.
’73 Craig Culver (LS) celebrated the 25th anniversary of his family’s company, Culver’s, in August.
’73 Claudia Klopien (N) changed nursing career paths after 30 years in neonatal intensive care. She now works in home healthcare in Orange, Calif.
’77 Gary Radtke (EHS) is owner of GR Technologies, an innovative brass mouthpiece company. Radtke is the designer and manufacturer of the mouthpieces and has an extensive background in music performance and education as well as manufacturing and design.
’78 Jeff Koser (B) and (LS) is CEO of Selling to Zebras LLC and co-author, with his son, of the recently released book “Selling to Zebras: How to Close 90% of the Business You Pursue Faster, More Easily and More Profitably.”
’82 Paul Herder (LS) coached five Marshfield High School students to a national victory at the 12th-annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition in Washington, D.C. The prize for winning the event is an all-expenses paid trip to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.
’83 Dorothy Erdmann (N) and ’90 (MSN), is the Shawano Medical Center administrator and CEO.
’84 Laurel Mills (LS) and ’89 (MA), is the author of “Racing Toward Providence,” a story set in a fictional area inspired by factual communities. Both this book and her first novel, “Undercurrents,” are based on events in her life. She returned to her childhood library in Maine to sign copies of her new novel in August.
’87 Jodi Glodowski (N) joined the Ministry Medical Group department of family medicine in Waupaca as a family nurse practitioner.
’88 Kareen (Gustafson) Everman (LS) chaired the KASH (Kids Are Special Here) Playground project in Stevens Point. Her son, Brett, was disabled in a car crash seven years ago. He and other special-needs children and families in the community did not have a playground for meeting and playing with other children, regardless of ability. In 2003 Everman spearheaded the project to build a $500,000 playground for children of all abilities. In 2006, the playground was completed at Mead Park.
’89 Rodney Radosevich (LS) is the account services director at Confluence Marketing in Red Wing, Minn.
’91 John Paustian (LS) and his wife, Dianne, are co-owners of Just Act Natural LLC, an eco-lifestyle store in downtown Appleton.
’92 Kelly (Kuhn) Gady (LS) has been promoted from sergeant to lieutenant in the downtown district by the Appleton police department, where she has served for more than 13 years.
’96 Michelle (Zimmerman) Gee (LS) married James Gee of Wausau on June 6. She is a forensic scientist for the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory.
’00 James Droste (EHS) is pastor of Tabor United Methodist Churches in Oakfield and Eden. He previously served as residence hall director in Oshkosh for six years.
’01 William Krautkramer (EHS) is the UW-Fox Valley soccer coach. He also teaches sixth grade at Maplewood Middle School in Menasha.
’05 Logan Flora (LS) has been named UW-Superior men’s basketball interim head coach.
’09 Michelle Pahl (EHS) is a second-grade teacher at Evans International Elementary in Colorado Springs, Colo.
’09 Andrew Shallow (MBA) has been named vice president and commercial banking relationship manager at Associated Bank in Manitowoc.
’09 Nina Sundquist (LS) is marketing communications and design specialist at Sign Elements, a division of TJWels Company.
- 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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