The following Class Notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office.
’59 Ron Akin (EHS) and ’88 Lee Reiherzer (LS), of Oshkosh, are the coauthors of “The Breweries of Oshkosh.” The book chronicles the history of beer and breweries in Oshkosh starting in 1849, when the first commercial breweries started in the area, until present day.
’70 Wayne Huberty (B), of Fond du Lac, was inducted into the Plymouth High School Alumni Hall of Fame. He runs a certified accounting firm, Huberty and Associates.
’72 Christopher Langlois (LS) retired as interim police chief position in Menomonie after 40 years in law enforcement.
’74 Thomas Neuhoff (LS), of Glendale, Calif., comedy writer, escorts tourists around Hollywood and stars’ homes. He met Charlie Sheen for the second time this year.
’78 Brian McCarthy (B), of Lenexa, Kan., received his master’s of science in engineering management from the University of Kansas in December 2006. He has two sons, Ryan, a junior at the University of Kansas; and Kevin, senior at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park.
’79 David Curran (LS), of Missoula, Mont., will have his first New York City premiere of his short film, “Forgiveness,” at the New York City Independent Film Festival. The film is about the irony of forgiveness in a very Catholic Ireland area, shot in the United States and Ireland.
’80 Warren Waddell (LS), of Sheboygan, is the pastor at Fountain Park United Methodist Church. He became an ordained deacon in the Wisconsin Annual Conference in 1988 and an elder in 1991.
’83 Tammy (Soper) Kornesczuk (N), of Cadott, is the school nurse for Holcombe School District. She will handle communicable disease prevention and treatment and immunization needs, as well as health-related policy and procedures.
’84 Mary Edwards (MSE), of Lake Mills, has a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Iowa and has worked for many years as a cardiac nurse and a mental health counselor. She leads proponents of dream sharing, which helps individuals understand their dreams and focus on their own inner wisdom.
’84 Kathy (Batten) Heller (EHS), of Weston, has been teaching math at DC Everest ever since she graduated. She started off as an eighth-grade math teacher and now is a ninth-grade algebra teacher.
’86 Lynn (Zickuhr) Kleman (LS), of Oshkosh, joined the staff of the Mercy Health Foundation as the major and planned giving manager.
’91 Lee Levknecht (MSE), of Brillion, the coach of the 1987 Kimberly High School state champion girls basketball team, was a featured speaker at the Kimberly High School Alumni Reunion.
’93 Mark Elliott (LS), of Oshkosh, is the owner and president of SPARK Advertising. This year, the company has been awarded three American Graphic Design Awards, which honor outstanding graphic design, advertising art and marketing communications. This is the seventh consecutive year the company has won awards in this competition.
’93 John Mason (B), of Carlsbad, Calif., is the co-owner of a business called E-Rehab, the leader in physical therapy website development and online marketing services.
’98 Mark Joel (B), of Oshkosh, is an independent consultant with Total Waste Solutions Inc., specializing in waste and recycling cost reduction services. He is a member of the UW Oshkosh Alumni Association Board of Directors.
’99 Christian Wolslegel (MBA), of Appleton, is the business development executive for Coenen Mechanical LLC. He will be responsible for developing new customer relationships in the pulp/paper, food and general industry market.
’00 Cody Nikolai (LS) is the newest orthopedic surgeon at Bay Area Orthopaedic Consultants in Marinette.
’01 Bill Nelson (LS) is on a one-year assignment to the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, Iraq, as consular section chief. During this year, he will be leading the initiative to start up a new consular section that will be offering the full range of visa and U.S. Citizen services.
’02 Jonathan Weir (LS) and ’03 Jacqueline (Klinzing) Weir (LS), of New Holstein, announce the birth of their daughter, Josalyn Merida Weir. Josalyn was born July 30, 2012. ’04 Christopher Andrews (B), of Malmo, Sweden, is the senior competitive intelligence planner at Sony Mobile Communications. He works with portfolio planning and giving input to what devices the company should make in the future.
’05 Kristen Martin (EHS), of Oshkosh, is the middle school special education teacher at the Wrightstown Community School District.
’05 Tanya (Gohs) Ruder (LS), of New Berlin, is the executive director of community partnerships and media relations for the Kenosha Unified School District. A big portion of her job is working with local media and making the community aware of what takes place in the classrooms.
’06 Clint Rowley (LS), of Stoughton, Wisconsin state patrol trooper, was awarded the department’s Lifesaving Award after he performed the Heimlich maneuver on an employee at a Janesville Taco Bell in May.
’07 Sara Al-Bitar (LS), of Chicago, went to the Marquette University School of Dentistry and earned a degree as a doctor of dental surgery. She completed a fellowship in general dentistry for a year that emphasized dentistry for the underserved in rural areas. She is working as a full-time dentist on the south side of Chicago.
’08 Robert Heimerl (LS), of Waukesha, was hired as an officer at the Watertown Police Department. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for about three years during which time he completed a tour in Afghanistan.
’08 Reed Tyriver (B) and ’06 Kelly (O’Keef) Tyriver (B), of Oshkosh were married in September in Milwaukee. Several fellow alumni were in the wedding party. Reed is currently a teacher and activities director at St. John Neumann Middle School in Oshkosh, and Kelly is a retirement plan consultant and board member at Benefit Administration Inc in Menasha.
’09 Timothy Zedler (EHS) is a middle school special education teacher for the School District of Lomira. He is glad to be teaching in his hometown.
’10 Alex Abendschein (LS), of Manhattan, Kan., graduated from Kansas State University with a master’s degree in counseling and student development. He began full-time employment for Housing and Dining Services at Kansas State University as an apartment area coordinator for Plaza neighborhood and event accommodations.
’10 Jacklyn Foth (MSN) is a family nurse practitioner for Appleton Medical Center and ThedaClark Medical Center.
’12 Amanda Baxter (EHS), of Menasha, is the high school math and science teacher at Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Schools.
’12 Stephanie Feucht (EHS), of Rubicon, is a math para-educator for the School District of Lomira.
’12 Anne Meyer (EHS), of Brillion, is the first member of her family to earn a college degree. She is working for the Appleton Area School District as an educational interpreter.
’12 Jena Nienow (EHS), of West Bend, works as a physical education teacher at Theisen Middle School in Fond du Lac and is the gymnastics supervisor and playground supervisor for the West Bend Parks and Recreation Department.
’12 Kimberly Price (EHS), of Waukesha, is the physical education teacher for kindergarten through sixth-grade and a health teacher for seventh-and-ninth-grade at Wonewoc-Union Center School District.
’12 Jenny Resnick (EHS), of Sheboygan, accepted a kindergarten teaching position in the Burlington Area School District.
’12 Robin Speidel (EHS), of Fond du Lac, is a part-time history teacher at Mayville High School.
• 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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