The following Class Notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office.
ʼ53 Clarence ‘Clare’ Landry (EHS), of Beloit, has worked with Rockford College Learning Center for more than 50 years. Clare and his wife, ʼ53 Grace (Helmer) Landry (EHS), recently celebrated their 58thwedding anniversary and also became great-grandparents this past November.
ʼ68 James Dykstra (LS), of McLean, Va., recently participated in roundtable discussions sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Woodrow Wilson Center on how to make Congress work more efficiently.
ʼ69 John Hembrook (LS), of Delavan, retired after more than 19 years as manager of the Walworth County Homeless Shelter.
ʼ70 Susan (Mclimans) Rau (EHS), of Waupaca, is designing jewelry. Last summer, she won a contest by designing her own piece, which she called “Cityscapes.”
ʼ71 Kathryn (Mortwedt) Hanson (EHS), of Hayward, is a feature writer and columnist for the “Sawyer County Record.”
ʼ72 Marsha (Dorow) Lewis (N), of Williamsville, N.Y., is a dean of the School of Nursing at the University at Buffalo.
ʼ77 Barb (Blumke) Bellmer (EHS), of Berlin, practices what she teaches. As an art major, Bellmer grows and sculpts gourds into beautiful pieces of art. She took second place at an Oshkosh show and won Best Display at the Oshkosh Convention Center last year.
ʼ78 Daniel Meyer (B), of Eagle River, was appointed to the Vilas County Civil Service Commission. He is completing his term as a state representative.
ʼ79 Greg Peck (LS), of Janesville, opinion page editor for “The Gazette,” was presented with the 2012 Editorial Excellence Award from the Inland Press Association. The award recognizes quality editorials from Inland’s member newspapers.
ʼ80 Amy (Schwanebeck) Noel (N), of Onalaska, has been selected as the new vice president for Specialty Care Services for Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare. She has been with Franciscan Healthcare since 2005.
ʼ84 Kevin Casper (EHS), of Coleman, was named state coach of the year by the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association. This is the second time in three years that he has been so honored.
ʼ84 Steve Platteter (LS), of West Bend, is the new director of the Arrowhead Library System.
ʼ84 Mark Wollemann (LS), of Saint Paul, Minn., left the newspaper business after 28 years and currently teaches journalism at the American University in Bulgaria. He is an assistant professor.
ʼ86 Terrie (Watson) Serketich (EHS), of Sheboygan, was named manager of commercial underwriting at Acuity. She began her career at Acuity in 1991.
ʼ91 Rodney Eissens (B), of Sheboygan, earned the Certified Family Business Specialist designation. He currently works as a financial services representative of the MassMutual Wisconsin agency in Neenah.
ʼ94 Scott Chiavetta (LS) and ʼ97 (MBA), of Oshkosh, is the new vice president of Alliance Laundry System’s Customer One team in Ripon. He will continue in his current role as chief information officer.
ʼ94 Brian Weber (B), of Lake Forest, Ill., married Eileen (Looby) Weber on Sept. 15, 2012.
’96 Bradley Beisbier (B) of Cumming, Ga., is the senior vice president and commercial area executive for First Citizens. He is responsible for overseeing all daily commercial operations in the bank’s Atlanta market and devising strategies that enable commercial bankers to better serve clients.
ʼ00 Julie Becco (N), of Woodland Hills, Calif., returned home to California and is in the process of getting her master’s degree in nursing along with a certificate as a family nurse practitioner.
’03 Mark Cyrulik (B), of Oshkosh, has joined Blue Door Consulting. He is a systems analyst and a developer/programmer.
’03 Nicole (Hurley) Gosz (LS), of De Pere, opened Rooted Marketing in spring 2012.
’03 Naomi (Milbradt) Minks (N), of Kennan, is providing full-time primary healthcare services to people of all ages at Memorial Health Center Clinics-Phillips.
ʼ04 Eryn (Corning) Hatchell (EHS), of Menomonee Falls, gave birth to her third child, Allison Eryn Hatchell, with husband Ryan Hatchell. Allison joins Owen, age 4, and Joselyn, age 2.
ʼ06 Andrew Bontz (B), of Stoughton, works as a financial adviser in Madison for Wells Fargo. He has two young girls, Lilyana and Zoey, with wife, Cassandra (Sanchez) Bontz ’07.
’06 John Statz (LS), of Denver, Colo., had the chance to show off his singer-songwriter talent while in Wisconsin for the holidays. His performance took place at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn located in Milwaukee.
’06 Erin Tipler (EHS), of Oshkosh, is an insurance agent for Tipler Insurance Agency. She is licensed to market life, health, property and casualty insurance.
ʼ07 Kara Brochtrup (N), of Appleton, joined the staff of Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. She is a nurse practitioner specializing in general surgery.
ʼ07 Jessica (Rowland) Seyfert (LS), of Saukville, accepted the position of legal assistant at Sensient Technologies Corporation.
’08 Marlo Ambas (LS) and ’08 Patricia (Eckerman) Ambas (EHS) opened Oshkosh’s first Filipino restaurant, Manila Resto, located at 107 Algoma Blvd.
’08 Scott Karel (LS), of Oshkosh, is the government relations associate for Wisconsin Farmers Union.
ʼ09 Bethany Lerch (LS), of Oshkosh, is a writer/programmer at Blue Door Consulting in Oshkosh.
ʼ09 Kenny Meyer (LS), of Waunakee, is supervisor of biotechnological processes at Quincy Biosciences in Middleton.
’11 Steven Hunt (LS), of Beaver Dam, is the marketing associate of the dairy and livestock division at ANIMART Inc.
ʼ12 Jaime Adler (N), of Marshfield, passed the NCLEX and has accepted a registered nurse position in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.
ʼ12 Patrick Wetzel (MPA), of Ashwaubenon, was named the new administrator for the city of Weyauwega in January.
• 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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