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

’72 Julian Isham (LS), one of the first hydrogeologists to be licensed in California, was appointed to the California Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Isham previously served two terms on the California State Mining and Geology Board.

’75 James Gilmore (LS) has established a scholarship for graduating seniors who reside in Fond du Lac County and are pursuing a two- or four-year law enforcement degree.  He retired from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department in 1998, after 28 years of service.

’81 Timothy McKeag (B) and’83 (MBA) is vice president of business development at First Business Bank-Northeast in Appleton.

’81 Barbara (Kath) Tremel (B) and ’88 (MBA), business manager at St. Thomas More Parish in Appleton, received training in the diocesan Commission Ministry Leadership Formation Program and was commissioned in 2009.

’83 Marlon Lewis (LS), a criminal defense attorney living in Pasadena, Calif., is a lieutenant colonel in the reserves, and is a veteran of Desert Storm (1991)(20th Special Forces) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2005-2006).

’86 Danelle (Hanna) Schure (LS), an award-winning artist residing in Rush Lake, has had her work displayed at the Berlin Public Library. She is employed by Hoffmaster in Oshkosh

’89 Rochelle (Rutz) Rogan (EHS) and husband, Mike, welcomed their daughter, Kyla Suzanne, on Feb. 2. She joins her five-year-old brother, Christian. Grandparents are Russ Rutz ’69 (EHS) and Susan Rutz ’71 (EHS), and her uncle is Ryan Rutz ’03 (EHS).

’95 Holly (Miller) Kniss (LS) works for Winnebago County Child Protective Services, teaching parenting and daily living skills. She is married to Scott Kniss ’96 (LS) and has one daughter.

’95 Mary Merdan (N) is a family nurse practitioner at the Riverview Family Clinic Lakes office in Rome, Wis.

’98 Gordon Hastreiter (B) is part of a team of three successful fishermen on Badfish Outdoors Television, a division of Badfish Outdoors Inc., which earned a first quarter slot on Charter Cable. He also is co-owner of Timberwolf Construction in Minocqua.

’99 Brett Davis (B), of Oregon, Wis.,  is a candidate for Wisconsin lieutenant governor. He has represented the 80th Assembly district since 2004.

’00 Stacy (Karl) Braaksma (B) has been named partner at Parent Dott CPAs in Beaver Dam, where she has been an associate for six years.

’00 Charles Butler (B) is a member of the board of directors for the Community Benefit Tree, a nonprofit organization in Kaukauna dedicated to helping people in need of financial assistance due to severe medical problems. He works for Chase Investment Services Corp as a financial adviser in Oshkosh and started Covenant Church Fox Valley with his wife, Stacy.

’02 Rebecca McElroy (LS) is a board-certified music therapist for Lutheran Homes and Health Services in Fond du Lac.

’04 Christine Weibel Lynn (N) is a board-certified acute care and advanced practice nurse practitioner specializing in cardiology at the St. Elizabeth Hospital Heart, Lung and Vascular Center in Appleton.

’04 Walter Weiland (MBA) is vice president and senior loan officer for Union National Bank in Sparta.

’06 Travis Borchardt (MBA) is vice president of regulatory affairs and quality control for Enzymatic Therapy in Green Bay.

’06 Erik Cieslewicz
(LS) directed the festival-screened short Wisconsin film, “Microcosm,” in 2008. His follow up project, an hour-long dramedy television pilot for the new series, “Hard to Be Me,” will premier at the historic AFI Silver Theater in Washington, D.C.

’09 Riley Knapp (EHS) is the physical education teacher for Shiocton Middle School.

’09 Josh Mersberger (B) is a financial adviser at Mersberger Financial Group Inc., his family’s business in Sheboygan Falls.

’09 Shana Pawlowicz (LS), Miss Oshkosh 2010, will compete in the Miss Wisconsin Pageant in Oshkosh in June. Her platform, cancer awareness, is influenced by her own experience with being diagnosed with thyroid cancer at age 20.

 ’09 Bethany Rusch (MSW) is assistant campus dean for administrative services at UW Fond du Lac.

’09 Amber Wiebelhaus
(LS) is the marketing and special events coordinator for the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership.

ABBREVIATION KEY
COLLEGES
• AAS — Associate of Arts and Science Degree
• B — Business
• EHS — Education and Human Services
• LS — Letters and Science
• N — Nursing

GRADUATE DEGREES
• 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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