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

’69 Richard Moss (LS) was appointed senior associate dean for basic research, biotechnology and graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. He has served the school for 30 years.

’74 Gary (G. Steven) Larson (EHS) and ’81 (MS) has been inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He is Northern Athletics Conference commissioner and former head men’s basketball coach and director of athletics at Edgewood College in Madison.

’74 David Omachinski (B) has been elected to the Bioanalytical Systems Inc. Board of Directors in West Lafayette, Ind.

’74  Edith ‘Edie’ Raether (MSE) is CEO of the Wings for Wishes Institute, Terrell, N.C., a program that builds character in children and teaches healthy life style choices.

’79 Marie Schmieder (MS) is the manager of grants development for Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids.

’81 Barbara Rosenthal (LS) and ’84 (MA), ’92 Karla Lauden (LS), ’06 Thomas Berenz (LS) and ’06 Leif Larson (LS) recently participated in Triennial, a 10-artist exhibit at the Wagner Opera House in Oshkosh. Rosenthal is a studio art instructor at UW Oshkosh. Lauden was recently accepted into the Wisconsin Artists Biennial at the Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc. Berenz is an art lecturer at UW Oshkosh, and his work has been featured in “New American Paintings” and “Studio Visit,” both nationally known publications. Larson as exhibited his work throughout Wisconsin and in California, Illinois and New York City.

’84 Jeffrey Phillips (B) has been named a fellow at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria. He is the international trade representative for the European and Russian markets at the Minnesota Trade Office in Saint Paul, Minn.

’84 Kent Winrich (LS) has produced videos for Harley Davidson, Miller Brewing, Mercury Marine and Johnson Controls. He is an adviser to the U.S. Army for broadcast-related issues, including engineering, transmitters, antennas, work flow, editing and studios. He also supports the soldiers overseas.

’90 Christopher Jacobs (EHS) is Video Guidance’s regional sales manager for the Milwaukee area. Video Guidance, a Twin Cities-based company, is a video, voice, streaming and Web conferencing services provider.

’92 Tamara (Cook) Dever (LS) has launched a new line of T-shirts capitalizing on Brett Favre becoming a Minnesota Viking.

’92 Leah Lechleiter-Luke (EHS) is the Wisconsin High School Teacher of the Year. She is a Spanish teacher at Mauston High School, and has also taught English. As part of her honor, she will receive a $3,000 award from U.S. Senator Herb Kohl’s educational foundation.

’93 Fannie LeFlore (MSE) is the owner of LeFlore Communications LLC, a Milwaukee-based company that has been selected for the 2009 Best of Milwaukee Award in the Writing for Publication category by the U.S. Commerce Association.

’95 Melissa (Ewey) Johnson
(LS) is the author of “Halle Berry: A Biography.”

’95 William Povletich
(LS) is the producer of the film “A Braves New World,” which aired at the fourth annual Baseball Film Festival, held at the National Hall of Fame and Museum in October.

 ’98 Carol Kaufmann (EHS) retired after working for the UW-Extension’s 4-H program for 13 years. She enjoys traveling abroad and seeing the country on her Harley with her sons.

’99 Brett Davis (B) filed state paperwork for a potential lieutenant governor bid. He will make a final decision on the campaign later this year. He and his wife, ’97 Amy (Schraven) Davis (B), welcomed their third child, Samuel Hunter, in October.

’02 Nicole (Brien) Bourassa (B) and husband Chris welcomed their first child, Connor Robert Bourassa, in May 2009.

’03 Jill Clifton (B) relocated to Michigan after spending four months volunteering abroad in northeast Brazil. Getting back to her sales and marketing roots, she was hired by Dermpath Diagnostics as the Michigan sales manager.

’03 Eric Marschke (B) is manager at AccuVal Associates Inc. and opened a new office for the firm in St. Paul, Minn. AccuVal is a global valuation, advisory and asset management firm headquartered in Wisconsin.

’04  Daniel Bush (LS) earned a master’s degree in public affairs from the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison. He is the compliance director at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in Madison.

’04 Allan Stockinger (LS) is the recipient of the Knight of the Year award for the state of Nevada, awarded by the Knights of Columbus.

’05 Alan Bradford (LS) and ’05 Kristin (Loepfe) Bradford (EHS) welcomed their first child, Carson Alan Bradford, on Sept. 14.

’05 Nathan Haberman (LS) is assistant district attorney in the Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office.

’05 Cullen Rude (LS) graduated from the University of North Dakota with a master’s degree in counseling. He is resident director at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Calif.

’06 Aaron Hyde (LS) is founder of Brewstock LLC, a supplier of beer, wine, coffee, soda and cheese-making equipment. He has been nominated for Gambit Weekly’s 40 Under 40.

’09 Nicholas Cole (B) is the purchasing manager and stamping department production planner for Cole Manufacturing Corporation in West Bend.

’09 Sarah Vande Hey (MSN) has joined Affinity Medical Group in Appleton. She provides personalized primary care to families and individuals, including wellness and preoperative visits. She also is certified in advanced cardiac life support.


  • 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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