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

’71 James Anger (EHS) is a beginning guitar teacher at Keynote School of Music in Shawano.

’73 Thomas Belot (B) and ’78 (MBA) retired as Vollrath Company’s president and CEO after 31 years with the company.

’74 Patrick Goebel (B) has been selected by his peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America 2010.” He is an attorney with the national law firm Quarles & Brady.

’76 Dale Albers (EHS) and ’73 Martha (Becker) Albers (EHS) and’79 (MS) retired from the Hilbert School District after 33 years and 36 years of teaching, respectively. Dale taught mainly in the high school and also coached varsity basketball and golf, and Martha was the elementary school principal.

’77 Jan Heier (B) and ’82 (MBA) was promoted to full professor at Auburn University in Montgomery, Ala. He has taught finance, cost accounting and accounting theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels at AUM since 1985, and has published nearly 40 academic and professional articles. He serves as the university’s chair of Academic Program Review.

’80 John Annis (EHS) is the Ozaukee High School boys’ soccer team coach and special education teacher.

’81 Kay Lynne (Summerfield) Zastrow (MSE) has been named the Wisconsin Special Services Teacher of the Year. She is a special education teacher in the Green Bay Area School District.

’84 Michael Moses (EHS) is the K-8 physical education teacher for the Ogden Community School District in Ogden, Iowa. He also is the head high school softball coach, head junior high girls’ basketball coach and assistant junior high football coach.

’87 Betsy (Reinke) Rozelle (EHS) is owner of Rozelle Communication and project development coordinator at CAP Services in Appleton.

’87 Brenda Timm (LS) has been promoted to director of strategic communications and online services for Willems Marketing in Appleton.

’90 Jean (Braun) Abendroth (B) volunteers her time to sew scarves for cancer patients who have lost their hair through chemotherapy treatments. She donates the scarves to Vince Lombardi’s Cancer Center and St. Mary’s A Woman’s Place, both in Green Bay, and Kathy’s Place in Milwaukee. She calls her scarf mission “Quest One Hundred” as she intends to make 100 scarves.

’90  Patricia (Zietlow) Miller (LS) and ’00 (MS) received a letter of commendation in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ 2009 Barbara Karlin Grant Competition for the second consecutive year. She also started a blog called Read, Write, Repeat, at

’91 Mary Beatty (N) and ’07 (MSN) is a certified nurse practitioner at Circle of Life Health Arts in Green Bay.

’91 Alan Hathaway (LS) is president and co-owner of BrownBoots Interactive Inc., a full-service advertising agency in downtown Fond du Lac.

’92 A. Michael Mader (B), a partner at Baker Tilly, heads both the forensic and dealership practices for the Wisconsin region.

’92 Christopher Micklos (LS) and ’92 Jay Sapiro (LS), owners of Visuality, a full-service media production and strategy firm based in Madison, have opened a new office in Boston, Mass.

’94 Kelly Eells (MSN) joined Neurology Consultants of Northeast Wisconsin in Green Bay as a family nurse practitioner specializing in neurology.

’95 Terry Criter (MBA) and wife, Amy, are the new owners of Chilton Manufacturing Corporation.

’96 Jamie (Reisenauer) DeWitt (N) and ’02 (MSN) joined Affinity Medical Group in Kaukauna as a nurse practitioner.

’96 Michael Molstad (LS) is the high school biology teacher in Random Lake.

97 Tracey (Leistico) Neuman (EHS) is the K-3 special education teacher for the Columbus School District.

’00 Kenneth Jaeger (LS) is the Wisconsin State Fair Park’s superintendent of buildings and grounds, where he began working 16 years ago during the summers.

’01 Bradley Carr (LS) and ’00 Deborah (Nelson) Carr (LS) created and produced UW Oshkosh’s first A-T (Ataxia-Telangiectasia) Children’s Project Telethon, an event which continues today. Now, based in Los Angeles, Calif., they have produced the documentary, “Feat: 63 Marathons in 63 Days,” which follows a California marathoner’s quest to run 63 marathons in 63 days to raise funds and awareness for children with A-T.

’01 Christine (Evans) Oelke (B) has been promoted to marketing officer at Horicon Bank, where she has worked for more than 10 years.

’02 Adam Machotka (LS) and wife Missy are the Innkeepers of Pleasant View Bed & Breakfast ( in Chippewa Falls.

’02 Angela Spranger (LS) graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. She is an Air Force Reserve airman 1st class and earned distinction as an honor graduate.

’05 Deborah Meyer (N) received a master’s degree in nurse anesthesia from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, Ill.

’06 Ross DeBoth (B) was hired as a buyer by Gardan Inc., a packaging and assembly company with facilities in Hortonville and Brillion.

’06 Erin Waniger (B) is joining the Kiel Area School District as a mathematics teacher at Kiel High School.

’09 Kevin Lofy (EHS) is competing to become a professional bodybuilder. He took third place at Madison’s Natural Mr. Wisconsin event in April and was a competitor at the Wisconsin State Fair Bodybuilding show. His next professional qualifying event will take place in October in Madison.



  • 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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