The following Class Notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office.
’63 Joseph Billmann (EHS), of West Bend, has been retired for 14 years but keeps busy volunteering at West Bend Middle School and with the local beautification committee. He plays bass trombone in the local community band and the River City Blaskapelle.
’64 Stephen Thompson (EHS), of Copley, Ohio, retired as professor emeritus from the University of Akron, Ohio, in 1998. His retirement is full of volunteer work, visits with his children and seven grandchildren and much travel.
’66 Dale Van Dyke (LS) has retired and relocated to Huntington Beach, Calif.
’72 Daniel Wundrock (EHS), of Cedarburg, has traveled to the North Atlantic and the Arctic Circle to study and photograph birds. He is an environmental educator at the Riveredge Nature Center and founded Innovative System and Innovative Labs, a formulator and distributor of veterinarian products.
’79 Michael Kuechler (B), of Fond du Lac, has been elected to the board of directors for Schenck SC. He serves as the managing shareholder of Schenck’s Fond du Lac office.
’81 Michael Lindert (B), of Wisconsin Dells, has been appointed to The Bank of Mauston’s board of directors.
’82 David Smetana (LS), of Racine, serves as chief of the Pleasant Prairie Police Department.
ʼ86 Sharon Panske (EHS), of Richland Center, is teaching an athletic injuries course at UW-Richland. She also serves as an athletic trainer at the Richland Hospital.
’90 Jeffery Welter (MS), of Kansas City, Mo., joined HNTB Corporation as vice president and a human resources officer. He oversees the functions of recruiting, compensation, benefits, human resources information systems, learning and development, compliance and employee relations.
’93 Sara (Klose) McVey (LS), of Chicago, Ill., joined Vanguard Health Systems as vice president of marketing in Chicago. She also speaks at women’s conferences on branding and participates in several alumni panels at the University of Chicago.
’95 Michael Banaszynski (B), of Kaukauna, has been hired as a mortgage loan officer for Fox Cities Credit Union.
’95 Jason Krueger (N), of Clintonville, received his master’s degree from Concordia University and joined ThedaCare Physicians as an advanced nurse practitioner.
ʼ98 Michael Henschel (B), of Neshkoro, was recognized as a top financial adviser by LPL Financial. He works at Anchor Investment Services, a division of AnchorBank.
’98 Rebecca (Belling) Abler (LS), of Neenah, will be speaking at Lester Public Library in Two Rivers for a Scholar of Life Series.
’01 Ryan Thompson (B), of Appleton, has been selected for this year’s top 25 for Future 15 Young Professionals Awards presented by Pulse and The Post Crescent.
’02 Steven Bitzer (MBA), of Ashland, has joined the Memorial Medical Center Board of Directors.
’03 Patricia Brandl (LS), of Oshkosh, has been named executive director of the organization by University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac Foundation Board of Directors.
ʼ08 Allan Degner (LS), is general manager of Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Southeast Wisconsin, Neenah office, and marketing for Milwaukee and Fox Valley.
’08 Nathan Miller (LS), of Franklin, started a natural stone fabrication company called Wisco Stone in 2010.
Four graduates from UW Oshkosh, Tosha Herrman ‘09 (LS), of Avondale, Ariz., Alison Berkovitz ‘10 (LS), of Los Angeles, Calif., Bryce Scherer-Brian ‘07 (LS), of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Kyla Morris ‘09 (LS), of Oshkosh, Wis., have cofounded Once a Month 4 Ladies an online ladies night.
’09 Katherine Kroll (LS), of Madison, was recently promoted to real estate specialist for the Dane County Register of Deeds.
’11 Heather Barkholtz (LS), of Dekalb, Ill, is pursuing a doctorate in chemistry, specializing in materials science and nanotechnology. She also recently was published in ACS Inorganic.
’11 Megan Loker (LS), of Sheboygan, is working at Aerometric Inc. as a LiDar (laser imaging detection and ranging) specialist. She has continued to play competitive volleyball, following her collegiate career and is coaching 16-year-old girls in a club organization in Sheboygan.
ʼ12 Jonathan Dudzinski (B), of Pickett, has founded LotNix LLC, an asset management firm, which will address regulatory and compliance issues.
’12 Ryan Koenigs (MS), of Appleton, will become lead sturgeon expert at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
• AAS — Associate of Arts and Science Degree
• B — Business
• EHS — Education and Human Services
• LLCE — Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement
• LS — Letters and Science
• N — Nursing
• DNP — Doctor of Nursing Practice
• 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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