The following Class Notes were recently received in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office:
’64 Marie (Schnitzler) Peterson (EHS), of Escanaba, Mich., retired in 2005, but continues to be involved in the community theater’s pit orchestra and with accompanying soloists at various events.
’71 Stephen Jacoby (EHS), of West Allis, is retired and volunteers at his grandchildren’s school.
’73 Craig Culver (LS), cofounder of Culver’ Franchising Systems, of Prairie du Sac, visited Waunakee High School to talk to students about being an entrepreneur and the starting a successful business. John Laubmeier, a Waunakee High School economics teacher and former roommate of Culver’s at UW Oshkosh, wanted his students to see that everyday people can start a successful business.
’73 Philip Zuehlke (LYA), of Germantown, was promoted from corporate controller at Padanaplast USA to the chief financial officer of the parent company AESSE Investments Ltd, a multinational holding company that has manufacturing companies in Mexico, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
’75 John Meyer (LS), of McHenry, Illinois, retired U.S. Air Force officer, married Arlene Meyer in May. They are selling their homes in Illinois to move to San Antonio, Texas.
’76 Patrick Seghers (EHS) is the new principal at Shepherd of the Hills School in Eden. He lives in West Bend with his wife and daughter.
’77 Dennis Moon (EHS), Wautoma High School and recent UW Oshkosh football coach, will be inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in March 2011, for his dedicated coaching career at Wautoma High School.
’77 Fayann “Annie” Salisbury’s (EHS) book, “Everything Turns to Callous, That’s Life”, was published by Rose Dog Books in March 2010.
’79 Charles “Chuck” Tank (EHS) and ’84 (MA), of Dodgeville, has earned a spot in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame as a high school coach. During 19 years of coaching at Dodgeville, his team won five conference championships and eight regional championships and made three WIAA state tournament appearances.
’81 Laureen (Orton) Slabosheski (LS) graduated from a two-year program for tool and die makers. He works in inventory control at Lapham-Hickey Steel, Oshkosh.
’81 Jeffrey Vilione (B), of Menomonee Falls, works at the nationally recognized “Inc. 5000” company Enviro-Safe Consulting LLC, which is one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the country. Enviro-Safe, located in Brookfield, also received a Top 10 Business of the Year Award by Waukesha County.
’83 Kevin Dimmel (B) is the director of sales and marketing for FaceLift Your Home LLC, in Minneapolis, Minn. He produces and sells “green-friendly” cleaning products for the consumer market.
’84 Kevin Casper (EHS), wrestling coach for Coleman High School, was inducted into the George Martin Hall of Fame. As head coach, he led the Cougars to two state team titles, two state runner-up finishes, nine sectional championships, 18 regional titles and 19 conference titles.
’85 Dale Keller (LS) and ’85 (EHS), Wabeno art teacher, was the featured artist at the Wabeno Arts Consortium.
’90 Robert Zipperer (B), of Reedsville, was promoted to manager of powder coat and specialty coatings at Professional Plating Inc. He has been with the company since 1992.
’92 Laurie (Prinsen) Shaw (LS) is New London’s chamber director.
’95 James Steeno (LS), a member of the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, recently opened the James Steeno Art Gallery in Milwaukee. The gallery showcases his original artwork and also will feature other artists.
’01 Ryan Schulteis (LS) is the nightside reporter for the NBC station WHDH TV in Boston.
’03 Naomi (Milbradt) Minks (N) is a family nurse practitioner who works at Memorial Health Center Clinics-Phillips, as a family medicine specialist to provide primary healthcare services to people of all ages.
’03 Jerold Schuetz (MPA), former Milton police chief, is the new city administrator for Milton.
’03 Diane Wilson (EHS), of New London, was named the 2010 Local Association Member of the Year by the Fox Valley Music Teachers Association. After spending two years in Africa teaching music and giving piano lessons at a boarding school for missionary children, she moved to New London and taught there for 22 years. She has been a private piano instructor for 25 years.
’03 Ervin Ziese (MBA) was named 2010 outstanding alumnus by the University of Wisconsin-Richland Alumni Association. He works in Plover as a production supervisor and trainer with Foremost Farms and is both a teacher and an adviser in human resource management at UW-Stevens Point.
’04 Philip Rath (MPA) has been named the city administrator of Monroe. He was the administrator and clerk of the Village of Clinton and also worked as administrator in Necedah and Princeton.
’05 Victorie Sabani (B) is the office president of the Chilton Office of Community Bank and Trust. She had been in commercial lending and business development prior to the promotion.
’06 Lee Briggs (EHS), a fifth-grade teacher for the Greenwood School District, writes a national blog for “Weekly Reader,” describing how the district uses technology and how other educators can take advantage of emerging resources.
’06 Kevin Damask (LS) is a general assignment reporter for the Adams-Friendship Times-Reporter.
’06 Torrie Mauerman (LS) graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic and has opened Maximized Living Chiropractic in Missoula, Mont.
’07 Anthony Flanagan (EHS) teaches photography at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev. He also enjoys working on his own artwork. His latest collaboration is a series of photographs that document the multimillion dollar abandoned construction projects throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
’08 Emily Friedrich (LS), of Delafield, is a public relations specialist for Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. She is responsible for the firm’s overall public relations strategy and program management, media communications and social media program coordination.
’08 Jaimy Szymanski (LS) has been promoted to associate consultant: social media specialist at Blue Door Consulting in Oshkosh, where she will use her social and online marketing experience to build community, foster conversation, and create new connections between clients and customers.
’10 Jessica Gordon (LS), of Oshkosh, is a marketing and communications assistant for Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. She is responsible for the production of collateral, advertisements and newsletters, and other marketing activities.
’10 Benjamin Herland (EHS) is a middle and high school physical education teacher for the Delavan-Darien School District.
’10 David Hunt (LS) is the director of communications for the Alumni Association at Virginia Tech in Christiansburg, Va.
• 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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