The following Class Notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office.
ʼ63 Ron Conrad (LS), of Appleton, graduated 50 years ago, this June. He is now retired and enjoying life with his wife, Jan.
ʼ65 Jim Bartelt (EHS), of Mayville, was inducted into the Mayville High School Athletic Hall of Fame in February. He was a four-sport athlete and then went on to coach various sports.
ʼ65 Dean Moede (LS), of Menasha, retired more than 14 years ago. He and wife, Judy (Marks) Moede ʼ65 (EHS) and ʼ71 (MSE), have enjoyed traveling to their favorite places, such as Arizona, Boston and Florida.
ʼ76 Julie (Klement) Bailey (EHS), of Madison, retired from UW-Madison in 2009 and now works part-time as a special education assistant substitute teacher for the Madison Public School District.
ʼ77 Cynthiann (Seianas) King (EHS), of Narberth, Pa., joined Toll Brothers Inc., as national training director. The company is the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes.
ʼ78 Joseph Suttner (EHS), of Little Suamico, is consumer sales manager at Gannett Media in Appleton.
ʼ80 Scott Griesbach (B), of Saint Paul, Minn., was named executive director of Student Life Services for UW-Stout. He joined UW-Stout in 1999 and has served in various positions.
ʼ82 Kyle Clark (LS) and ʼ93 (MPA), of Waupun, was inducted into the Waupun High School Athletic Hall of Fame this past December. He was a seven-time letter winner.
ʼ85 Tina (Kempf) Bettin (N) and ʼ89 (MSN), of Marion, received the 2013 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence. She will be recognized in June at the 2013 AANP National Conference in Las Vegas.
ʼ85 Joy Smith (LS), of Lakeland, Fla., recently wrote a western novel, Detour Trail, which was published February 2013.
ʼ88 Maureen (Baltz) Harnisch (LS), of Milwaukee, is the owner of a business that helps people live better through supplements, lifestyle change/weight loss, increased revenue and debt reduction.
ʼ88 Michael Losse (B), of San Diego, Calif., is planning to expand his company, Willow Cove Investment Group Inc., into Wisconsin.
ʼ89 Kelly (Brooks) Krause (LS), of Berlin, was promoted to vice president of marketing/community relations with Community Health Network in Berlin.
ʼ90 Robert Smith (MBA), of Christiansburg, Va., was appointed the interim head of the sustainable biomaterials department at Virginia Tech.
ʼ93 Ross Mueller (B), of Mishicot, is a financial planner at Citizens First Credit Union, which was voted one of the best financial planners in Winnebago County.
ʼ94 Chad Elmore (LS), of Jefferson, is senior editor at Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications.
ʼ94 Jolene (Brandl) Schneider (LS), of Neenah, moved her divorce and family law practice to Remley & Sensenbrenner, S.C., a full-service law firm in Neenah.
ʼ95 Kevin Behnke (B), of Collins, was promoted to senior manager in the Manitowoc office of Hawkins, Ash, Baptie & Co.
ʼ96 Vickie Woelfel (N), of Menasha, joined Memorial Health Center’s staff. She is a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner specializing in hospital medicine.
’99 Emily (Wirkus) Lund (LS), of Rosendale, painted a 2012 Christmas ornament depicting Rosendale Elementary School. The ornaments were sold to benefit the Rosendale Historical Society.
’99 Teri (Kemppainen) McKean (LS) and Jason McKean ʼ00 (EHS) , of Champaign, Ill., welcomed their third child, Hazel Drew, in December. She joins sisters Ellen and Rhianna.
ʼ01 and ʼ07 Crystal (Bullion) Strosahl (LS), of Neenah, was inducted into the Lakeland Union High School Wall of Fame this past December. She was an eight-time, all-conference athlete and won the conference Most Valuable Player title in 1996.
ʼ01 Zane York (LS), of Brooklyn, N.Y., will present a solo exhibition at Ripon College March 22–April 19 in the Caestecker Gallery of the C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts.
ʼ05 Kristin (Loepfe) Bradford (EHS) and ʼ05 Alan Bradford (LS), of Mukwonago, welcomed their second son, Brady, in September. He joins big brother, Carson.
ʼ05 Joel Dziedzic (EHS), of West Bend, recently completed a two-year educational leadership graduate program to earn his licensure for principalship. He is employed as a Kewaskum Middle School math teacher.
ʼ05 John Spring (LS) and (EHS), of North Pole, Alaska, works as a resource geologist and also teaches internationally. He and his wife, Laura (Giese) Spring ʼ05 (N), enjoy moving around the globe as they raise their family.
ʼ06 Patrick Cannon (LS), of Milwaukee, accepted a position practicing in the health and business law sections at von Briesen & Roper. He and his wife, Erin (Katzenberg) Cannon ʼ06 (LS), are expecting their first child this May.
ʼ11 Jean Westerhaus (LS), of Burlington, has been working at Glenco Properties for nearly one year. She manages the West Ridge Luxury Apartments in Burlington.
ʼ12 Katlyn Hamm (LS), of Bristol, is working on a master’s degree in higher education administration at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
ʼ13 Lance Spaude (B), of Appleton, is working as an Oshkosh Corporation legal intern until he attends law school in the fall.
• 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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