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’53 Ardyce (Zanto) Fronk (EHS), of Oconomowoc, celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary with her husband Larry. Fronk is a retired teacher and co-managed King Pin Lanes, the first bowling alley in Wisconsin to have automatic scoring machines.

’61 Roy Vander Putten (LS), of Jupiter, Florida, was granted a 2023 Spirit of Hope Award by the U.S. Armed Forces. The award recognizes men and women of the Armed Forces, entertainers and other distinguished Americans and organizations whose patriotism and service epitomize the values of Bob Hope: courage, honor, duty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication to others.

’73 Jeffry Glover (MA), of Stoughton, will release his book The Wildebeest and a Bunch of Crock and Other Animal Story Poems this year. Glover is an award-winning poet and the author of over 7,250 sonnets and several thousand poems.

’81 Julie (Dieckhoff) Davis (LS), of Tavares, Florida, is the vice president of people strategy for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Davis was previously the association’s senior director of workforce and industry initiatives.

’82 Brad Kahlhamer (LS), of New York, is the Park Rapids, Minnesota Nemeth Art Center’s first official artist in residence. Kahlhamer’s art is influenced by his Native American heritage, German-American family and adult life in New York City’s Lower East Side.

’84 Rita (Williams) Atkinson (EHS), of Lake Mills, published the historical fiction novel Of the Embers, which is set in 1883 Milwaukee.

’85 Joy Smith (LS), of Lakeland, Florida, completed her latest science fiction novel, Well Met By Water.

Lindsay (Bahn) Locklar

’86 Michael Craze (MBA), of Mequon, and his wife ’85 Laura (McCauley) Craze (N), celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary. Craze is retired and his wife is a nurse practitioner at Advocate Aurora.

’91 David Stauffacher (MBA), of Green Bay, received the Wisconsin Network 2023 State Star Award, presented to an individual who makes a significant contribution to their state or regional Small Business Development Center program, shows a strong commitment to small businesses and is an exemplary performer. Stauffachner is a senior business adviser with the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center and co-founder of Echo Marketmedia.

’96 Sandeep Relan (MBA), of Roselle, Illinois, is the general manager of Mill Rock Packaging’s St. Paul and Hutchinson, Minnesota facilities. Relan was previously director of operations for R.R. Donnelley in Clinton, Illinois.

’04 Kaili Lee (MS), of Kaukauna, was named by Madison 365 as one of Wisconsin’s 40 most influential Asian American leaders in 2023. Lee is the diversity and inclusion director of TRIO Support Services and SSS STEM at UW Oshkosh.

’05 Jason “Jed” Lechleitner (B), of Eagle River, is president of the Eagle River Rotary Club and vice president of commercial banking at Nicolet National Bank.

’06 Kevin Damask (LS), of Sun Prairie, published his first book titled Cold, a true-crime story of seven unsolved murders in Madison, Wisconsin. Damask is married to ’06 Jennifer (Rabas) Damask (EHS), a member of the UWO Alumni Association Board of Directors.

’07 Sean Kuether (LS), of Greenville, is the manager of program management at Plexus. Kuether is a former police officer and member of AmeriCorps.

’08 Lindsay (Bahn) Locklar (N), of Oshkosh, completed her doctorate in public health with an emphasis in community and behavioral health promotion. Locklar is a certified nurse midwife at Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh.

’11 William Xiong (EHS), of Little Chute, was named by Madison 365 as one of Wisconsin’s 40 most influential Asian American leaders in 2023. Xiong is the diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator for Einstein and Wilson middle schools in the Appleton Area School District.

Katelyn (Gross) Dwyer and CJ Dwyer

’16 CJ Dwyer (LS), of Fond du Lac, and his wife ’16 Katelyn (Gross) Dwyer (EHS) and ’21 (MS), celebrated five years of marriage. Dwyer is an assistant coach for the UWO women’s soccer program and his wife is an assistant principal in the Beaver Dam School District.

’19 Erin Hoff (EHS), of Trempealeau, graduated from Washington College of Law with her juris doctoral degree in May. After taking the bar exam, Hoff will work as an immigration attorney for unaccompanied minors with Chicago’s National Immigrant Justice Corps.

’19 Hannah (Stortz) Trevarthen (EHS), of Mayville, is in her fifth year of teaching in the Beaver Dam Unified School District.

’22 Alyse Hodge (LS), of Ripon, is a talent acquisition coordinator at Plexus.

’23 Mackenzie Karau (B), of Rockford, Illinois, is a financial analyst for Schneider National.