The following Class Notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office.
’40 Andrew Stenson (EHS) and ’42 Louise (Malotky) Stenson (EHS) will be married for 67 years in April and were teachers in Wisconsin for 35 years and 25 years, respectively. They have four children, 10 grandchildren, 26 great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
’62 Beverly Lawler (EHS) received the Lena Lions Outstanding Community Service Award. She taught for 46 years in Lena and Green Bay, and volunteers at the Lena Public School and Bond Community Center.
’70 George Buerger (LS) retired after 25 years with Walgreens and now owns his own business, Easton Enterprise, in Palatine, Ill.
’70 Lynn Kuhns (LS) is a freelance writer for a variety of Wisconsin publications, including Fox Cities Magazine, Wolf River Country and Winneconne News. She also is working on a contemporary novel set in Wisconsin and teaching creative writing.
’72 Steven Dyreson (B) is Wolf River Community Bank’s vice president. He is at the New London office.
’73 Herbert Stinski (B) retired after 35 years with the City of Janesville as director of administration services–assistant city manager. He is a board member of the Wisconsin Retirement System and Stoughton Conservation Club. He and his wife, Linda, have two sons and two grandchildren.
’74 John Schoenknecht (EHS) is a retired middle school art teacher in the Waukesha School District. He is the author of “The Great Waukesha Springs Era: 1868-1914” and co author of “Brewed with Waukesha Water.” He also plans to publish, “From Prairieville to Waukesha,” a compilation of his Waukesha Freeman columns, a popular history column he has been writing since 2007. Since 1995, he has edited Landmark Magazine for the Waukesha County Historical Society.
’76 Rodolfo Picchietti (B) owns RP Direct in Deerfield, Ill., a direct marketing consultancy that focuses on catalog consulting, circulation planning and analysis and database marketing.
’78 Marjorie Weiss (N) and ’84 (MSN) is owner of Weiss Health Group LLC. She was the featured cover story in Insight magazine for January 2010.
’80 Paul Cameron (LS) is executive director and general manager at Christian Family Radio, where he has been since 1981. He enjoys the challenges and opportunities to touch lives and work with community organizations to help meet the needs of people in the area. He fondly remembers Doc Snyder.
’81 Susan Machones (N) is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing at Cardinal Stritch University.
’81 Christine (Turner) Stewart (B) is an insurance recruiter for Bradsby Group in Denver, Colo.
’82 Doug Hutchings (LS) is the Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation president in Minneapolis, Minn. He met his wife, ’80 Patricia Ostrenga (N) on the fourth floor of Breese Hall nearly 32 years ago.
’82 James Rohr (LS) is the chief of police for the city of Fox Lake. He has been in law enforcement for 25 years.
’84 Franklin Cumberbatch (B) is developer Boca Grande’s chief operating officer and heading the renovation of downtown Ripon.
’85 Elizabeth (Carns) Magnin (LS) is the special events corporate sales manager for the Green Bay Packers.
’90 Matthew Olsen (LS) is vice president of Industrial Packaging Solutions LLC in Murrieta, Calif., and would like to connect with fellow alumni in southern California.
’91 Larry Kahl (MSE) was part of the team that received the Best Leadership Team in Healthcare for Midsized Hospitals national award. This honor included the opportunity to present hospital accomplishments as a best practice at the annual Healthcare Leadership conference in Chicago. He is the vice president of operations for Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash. He also gives back to the community by teaching night classes at Grays Harbor College, where he was nominated by his students for the faculty of the year award.
’91 Karen Matze (MPA) will retire in June after almost six years as the village of Suamico’s administrator.
’91 Scott Schuldes (MSN) is a nurse practitioner at the Hilbert Clinic. His wife, Tricia, and two of his children are nurses.
’94 Shannon Dalton (LS) is manager of Wickersham Jewelry of Rothschild, which was named Business of the Year in 2006 by the South Area Business Association. He and his wife have two children.
’94 Terry Geurink (MBA) is the vice president of Agri Business at United FCS in Wausau.
’94 Steven Wronkowski (MBA) is the vice president of finance for Orion Energy Systems Inc. in Manitowoc.
’95 Darren Meiselwitz (B) has been promoted to automobile physical damage manger at Acuity’s corporate headquarters in Sheboygan.
’95 Kelly (Popple) Vold (N) is a family nurse practitioner at Express Care and the Menard Center for Emergency Care in Eau Claire.
’96 Brian Doebert (LS) and ’07 (MBA) is co-creator of a new Web site and online community called “Tripping on the Ladder,” which is specifically focused on helping adults in a career flux.
’96 Kevin Lemke (LS) was promoted to deputy chief of police for the Fond du Lac police department.
’96 Mark Stahl (LS) and ’98 (MSE) is a licensed professional and certified alcohol and drug counselor for Liberty Counseling in Berlin.
’97 Sara Allsage (EHS) is a special education developmental preschool teacher for children ages 3-5 in the Peoria Unified School District in Arizona
’97 Janice Hannon (LS) is a Spanish and art teacher at elementary and middle schools in Chilton, Kiel and New Holstein.
’98 Brenda Hicks-Sorensen (LS), the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation president, was a key player in the effort to keep Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac.
’02 Rebecca (Hudak) Beringer (LS) is the multicultural adviser at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley. She also is the adviser for the Universal Multicultural Association.
’02 Casey Kopitzke (LS) is manager of the Peoria Chiefs minor league baseball team.
’02 Cara (Zilisch) Landolt (MS) is president of Cliff Dwellers Condominium Resort in Sturgeon Bay.
’02 Ann Paul (LS) will be in the play “The Wonder” at The Queen’s Company, New York City’s all-female classical theatre company.
’02 Catherine (Penkwitz) Wood (EHS) is a Spanish teacher for the Appleton Area School District and is pursuing her master’s from Marian University. She has two children, Diego and Eliana.
’03 Jacqueline (Klinzing) Weir (LS) is the youth market director for the American Heart Association in Milwaukee. She was named National Youth Market Director of the Year. Her position enables her to work with area schools on service-learning programs like Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart.
’05 Charles Emmons (LS) graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. He is a field artillery officer.
’05 Nathan Haberman (LS) is assistant district attorney for Sheboygan County.
’06 Abby (Burlingame) Meddaugh (LS) is the area director for Carroll University. She and ’04 Andrew Meddaugh (LS) were married in October 2009.
’06 Jennifer Rabas (EHS) is a prevention specialist at the University of Central Missouri, where she obtained a master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration. She is working on a U.S. Department of Education grant to reduce alcohol use among students affiliated with Greek organizations.
’06 Elizabeth (Reichenbach) Sebero (LS) and ’05 Christopher Sebero (LS) are expecting their first child in April. Both are employed by the U.S. Army. She has been deployed once to Iraq, and he has been deployed twice.
’07 Stefanie Berner (LS) of Waukesha became a Mary Kay beauty consultant in August 2009.
’07 Shannon Doty (LS) is a law student at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn. She served in Iraq with the 32nd ROC of Berlin Wisconsin Army National Guard.
’07 Joel Stepanek (LS) is the youth ministry director at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Manitowoc.
’08 Sister Mary Assumpta Ayikue (EHS) and ’10 (MS) lived and worked at Father Carr’s Place 2B for six years while earning her degrees. She plans to earn her doctorate and then serve as principal of Our Lady of Fatima Jubilee School, in Ghana, West Africa.
’08 Jason Gordon (LS) is serving a year term with Americorps National Civilian Community Corp in the Pacific region based in Sacramento, Calif. The NCCC mission is to strengthen communities through direct team-based service.
’09 David Bikowski (B) lives in the Norbertine Volunteer Community in Green Bay, where he serves the community and his neighborhood with five other recent college graduates.
• AAS — Associate of Arts and Science Degree
• B — Business
• 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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