The following Class Notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office.
’66 Elsie (Gretzinger) Wagoner (BSE), of Argonne, received the Crandon Bell Tower Memorial. She taught second grade in the Crandon School District from 1972 until 2002 when she retired.
’77 Carole (Gorz) Rajkovich (BME), of Brillion, is finishing her 40th and final year teaching music in Brillion.
’79 Thomas Zoch (BS), of Neenah, has been named vice president of Care Management- Clinical for Ascension Wisconsin.
’81 Kevin O’Brien (BS), of Sheboygan, wrote The Rogue Effect, which is now available for sale. His book focuses on the 2016 presidential election and provides a study of the two candidates who were underdogs.
’81 Tim McKeag (BBA) and ’83 (MBA), of Appleton, was hired by Great North Bank as market president for the Appleton area.
’82 Hugh Leasum (BS), of DePere, is both executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Appleton-based Mills Fleet Farm.
’82 Russ Weyers (BBA), of Mount Pleasant, is president and chief executive officer of the Kenosha-based Southport Bank.
’87 Jill (Quirk) Kellner (BS), of Appleton, is a licensing certification specialist for the State of Wisconsin. She is looking forward to her oldest son’s wedding in September.
’89 John LaFleur (BS), of Hartland, went on to get his master’s of educational administration degree from UW-Madison and his doctorate from Cardinal Stritch University. He also played professional football in Europe for two years and is the principal at Wilmot Union High School.
’89 Amy (Nash) Jeanty (BA), of Fond du Lac, has worked for UWO since 2004 and is currently the academic department associate for the sociology department.
’92 Robert Croeker (BS), of Kenosha, has been in law enforcement for more than 25 years and is an adjunct instructor at Gateway Technical College.
’92 Tina Grenlie (BBA), of Waupaca, is taking on a new role as financial representative with Thrivent Financial in Waupaca after working for WDUX Radio for 25 years.
’92 Heidi (Mathweg) Wallace (BSW), of Beaver Dam, is a medical social worker for Columbus Community Hospital. Her daughter will begin college at UWO this fall.
’93 Kimberly Kendall (BS), of Phoenix, Arizona, retired from Arizona PBS after 11 years as the station’s viewer services coordinator.
’95 Susan Prince (BSE), of Neenah, completed her master’s degree in education in 2015 and last summer taught elementary students with learning disabilities in the Appleton Area School District.
’97 Stephanie (Kusak) Golombowski (BSE) and ’08 (MSE), of Milwaukee, is the school counselor-guidance director at Vincent High School in the Milwaukee Public School District.
’98 Lisa (Weinshrott) Kimmel (BS), of Hoboken, New Jersey, has been designing lights for live entertainment, weddings, galas, theatre and more for the past 16 years. Her latest adventure took her to Turks and Caicos to the Beaches Resort, as well as Sun Valley, Idaho. This fall, she will design the grand opening of a new building at Ripon College.
’99 Erica (Lyndgaard) Breitrick (BA), of Milwaukee, creates magical experiences for customers with lights, sound and video as a multimedia specialist at Direct Supply.
’02 Jennifer Henselin (BSE) and ’07 (MS), of Tigerton, recently completed an add-on license of speech communication through UWO. She will be teaching speech communication in addition to the English and theater courses she presently teaches in the Oshkosh Area School District.
’02 Mike Mathy (BS), of Milwaukee, has earned the Certified Association Executive designation, granted by the American Society of Association Executives. He serves as the executive director for the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies and the National Vehicle Leasing Association.
’02 Brian Ross (BS), of Appleton, has been named head coach of the Neenah High School boys soccer program.
’04 Ben Priesgen (BS), of Whitewater, is a Lomira Village Board member and serves on the parks and IT committees. He is the owner of County Blossoms Organics LLC.
’04 Lara (Romportl) Kuchenbecker (BSE), of Neenah, is the new associate principal for Glenbrook Elementary School and the assistant Student Services director for the Pulaski Community School District.
’05 Stacey (Boehnlein) Tauber (BFA), of Menasha, works as a senior graphic designer at School Specialty in Greenville.
’06 Josh Murnane (BSE) and ’11 (MS), of Appleton, is the new activities director and associate principal for the Neenah Joint School District. He will oversee athletics and activities programs at Neenah High School and Shattuck Middle School.
’07 John Miller (BSE), of Red Wing, Minnesota, was selected as the new activities director for Prairie River Middle School and Merrill High School.
’08 Scott Hintz (BA), of Hudson, was named head of Sports Performance at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
’10 John Thorsen (BA), of Oshkosh, was ordained to the priesthood for the diocese of Green Bay in July at St. Mary Church in Ledgeview.
’11 Kassandra Marshall (BBA), of Deerbrook, is a recruiter for Church Mutual Insurance Company.
’12 Grant Larie (BS), of Allouez, married Denielle Adamski in May. He earned a doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic and is an associate doctor at Van Drisse Chiropractic in DePere
’12 Nathan Tornow (BS), of Fond du Lac, worked at General Beverage as a Red Bull representative for three years and received Salesperson of the Year. He is now in the Gallo sales/ marketing wine division
’13 Brian Urbanek (BA), of Milwaukee, started his own video production company, GoldWing Productions LLC. He primarily uses video to tell the stories of nonprofits for fundraising and promotional purposes and has filmed in places like Mexico, Nepal and Peru.
’14 Lucas Suthers (BSN), of Monroe, is finishing his master’s degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program in August at Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
’15 Thomas Wollin (BS), of Madison, graduated from the federal Law Enforcement Academy in New Mexico and has been assigned as a border patrol agent in Arizona.
’16 Krystin Bartelt (BA), of Jefferson, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
’16 Will Fath (BS), of Rhinelander, is interning in Washington D.C. as a policy intern for the U.S. Senate Committee on natural resources. In fall, he will return to Louisiana State University to finish a master’s degree in public administration.
’16 Jordan Scherwinski (AS), of Barron, is in the Radiologic Technology Program at Theda Clark School of Radiologic Technology. She will receive her bachelor’s degree in radiologic science from UWO in May 2018.
’17 Caitlin Cobb (BA) (BFA), of Oshkosh, is applying to teach English in South Korea.
’17 Nicole Feavel (BA) (BBA), of Fond du Lac, has been hired as Green Lake County’s new human resources coordinator.
’17 Mallory Langkau (BSE), of Oshkosh, accepted her first teaching position in Park Falls. She will be teaching high school social studies in the Chequamegon School District.
• 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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