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

52 Harry Wolff (EHS) is a retired UW Oshkosh math professor who received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1990.

’67 Daniel Youra
(LS) is president and chief executive officer of Dan Youra Studios Inc., in Port Hadlock, Wash. His editorial cartoon, depicting mountains named after deities welcoming the “Other Olympics” to the Northwest, appeared in The Leader newspaper in Port Townsend.

’73 Gustave Meyer
(B) is associate staff engineer for General Dynamics in Scottsdale, Ariz. He and his wife, Joan, are recent grandparents.

’74 Gerald Arnoldussen (B) has been an employment and training specialist for the state of Wisconsin for 34 years, and is a basketball official at the Appleton YMCA for first-, second- and third-graders.

’78 Christopher Stieber
(LS) retired as police captain of the Ripon Police Department, where he served for more than 31 years.

’81 John Black (B) is owner of Countryside Jewelry and Countryside Engraving and Gifts in Lake Mills. Countryside Jewelry will celebrate its 25th anniversary in June.

’82 Richard Bell (EHS) taught grade school in Lomira for two years after graduation. He was offered a position in manufacturing management and has been in manufacturing for more than 25 years, currently at Speed Queen-Alliance Laundry Systems in Ripon.

’83 Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hert (EHS) and ’85 (MSE) is deployed with the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion in Djibouti, Africa. He was a co-presenter at a symposium sponsored by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. The topic was “Solutions to Failed States.” Hert is the civil military liaison officer to U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti.

’84 Tom Lechnir (EHS) and ’89 (MSE) is head baseball coach at UW Oshkosh. He was inducted into the Central Wisconsin Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2010.

’88 Daniel Miller (EHS), a Kaukauna resident and Little Chute High School special education teacher, was inducted into the Wisconsin State Baseball League’s 2010 Hall of Fame.

’90 Mark Schiefelbein (LS) is vice president of football operations for the Cleveland Browns.

 ’93 Janell Kellett (LS) attended President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address. She was recognized for her volunteer work in organizing the 32nd Brigade Combat Team Family Readiness Group, while her husband,  Maj. Michael Hanson ’95 (LS), was serving in Iraq with the 3,200-soldier Wisconsin unit. Her work included coordinating the efforts of more than two dozen volunteers who launched a community service campaign called “Moving Forward, Giving Back.” The program was designed to bring together families of soldiers who have been  deployed in the past with families experiencing their first deployment, as well as to provide a focus outside of deployment concerns

’94 Linda (Gellings) Uselmann (EHS) and ’95 (MS) is the curriculum director at St. Mary’s Springs Academy in Fond du Lac.

’00 Timothy Fliss (MBA) is vice president of human resources for Bemis Company Inc. in Neenah.

’02 Tamara Haverberg
(LS) is the adult day services manager at East Shore Adult Day Services, part of the East Madison/Monona Coalition of the Aging.

’03 Sarah Krause (LS) is an in-house legal counsel to Amgen Inc., a Fortune 200 biotech company in Los Angeles, Calif. She graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2006 and practiced law in the Business Law Department of Foley & Lardner LLP from 2006 to 2010.

’03 Kirstin White
(EHS) has been teaching internationally for three years. She taught one year in Spain before returning to teaching in the U.S. for two years. She then taught in Chile for two years and is now teaching in Brazil. She credits MaryBeth Petesch for inspiring her interest in international teaching.

’05 Elizabeth Mayes-Philipp (LS) is the outpatient case manager for Washington County Mental Health. She is pursuing a graduate degree in healthcare administration at Ashford University in Iowa.

’05 Jonathan Wos (LS) is the artist-in-residence at Washington Middle School in Oconto Falls, where he designed a large motivational mural depicting character traits instilled in students.

’06 Dena (Hanson) Dammen (LS) received a degree in nursing from Blackhawk Technical College in December 2009, and became a registered nurse in January. She and her husband, Jeremy, have a two-year-old son.

’08 Bryan Lehner
(B) is a staff accountant for DCI Cheese Company in Richfield.

’09 Derek Leighton (B) is the new financial adviser for Edward Jones in Belleville.

’09 Daniel Shafer (LS) is a community columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

’09 Mary Willett (MPA) is Holmen’s village administrator and clerk. She previously served as administrator in Phillips for five years and as director of Gov. Tommy Thompson’s northern office in Hayward for four years and for his successor, Gov. Scott MaCallum, for two years.


• 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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