Class Notes 2021



Daniel Timm ’77 Managerial Systems major. Daniel is serving as President of Wisconsin Health and Physical Education, 2020-2022.


David Lutze ’09 Elementary Education major with a minor in English. Owner/Captain of Playin’ Hooky Sportfishing Charters. “I have worked in the charter fishing industry for the past 14 years and I finally decided to go into business for myself. I am still employed as a third-grade teacher in the Denmark School District.”

Holly (Melander) Rutter ’09 Communication major. Marketing Communications Specialist at Catalpa Health.


Brittany Forseth ’14 Human Biology major with a minor in French and Francophone Studies. Brittany is currently working for Walgreens as a Market Pharmacist and is part of the vaccine team helping with clinics in long-term care facilities providing COVID-19 vaccines.

Kristin (Buhler) Reuter ’11 Biology major with a double minor in Human Biology and Secondary Education. Owner of Kristin Reuter Photography.



Frederick Heide ’74 Humanistic Studies major. Artistic Advisor/Co-Founder of Northern Sky Theater. After 37 years on the core faculty of the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in San Francisco, Fred retired last spring from his position as full professor of clinical psychology and moved back to Door County, WI. He continues to serve as adjunct professor at CSPP while writing shows and performing at Northern Sky Theater in Door County, which he co-founded in 1990.


Thomas Valley ’81 Human Adaptability major. Thomas received his PA assistant Master’s degree at The University of Nebraska in 1990. From there, he received his PhD at The University of Dorchester in 1996. Thomas is now retired from the Air Force (1990) and Mayo Clinic (2016).


Scott Vanevenhoven ’97 Environmental Science major with a minor in Chemistry. Lab Manager at US Venture Inc.


Andrew Hopkins ’01 Human Biology major. Owner of Hopkins Orthopedic Consulting.

Christopher Hagerty ‘03 Communication major. Special Education Teacher at Unified School District of Antigo.

Jarrod Schumacher ’05 Information Sciences major. Lead Cloud Architect at Humana.

Mai Sing Follett ’08 Human Biology major. Registered Dietitian at Sunny Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Michael Lund Ziegler ’09 Music major with a minor in Secondary Education. Director of Education at The Fine Arts Association.


Jessica (Knox) Motyl-Szary ’10 Human Development major with a minor in Mathematics. Technical Sales Engineer at Nelnet Campus Commerce.

Christopher Ledvina ’12 English major with a minor in Secondary Education. Cooperative Education Coordinator at Lakeland University.

Katherine (Kierstyn) Rastocan ’13 Business Administration major with a minor in Theater. Sales Operations Analyst at Sysco.

Kayla Coopman ’16 Interdisciplinary Studies major. Community Sourcing Strategist at Hospital Sisters Health System.

Tiffany Raven ’17 Psychology major with a minor in Public Administration. Crisis worker in Marinette County, “Three year anniversary of joining Marinette County!”


Marissa Lung ’20 Communication major. Marissa recently started a new position as a Psychiatric PAR at Bellin Health.



Karie Clement ’90 Business Administration major with a minor in French & Francophone Studies. Senior Compensation Analyst at Children’s Wisconsin Hospital.

Janell Schroeder ’92 Bachelor of Social Work. Executive Director at the Rhinelander Housing Authority.

Bridget Derge ’98 Communication major with a minor in Information Science. Assistant Director of Admissions at The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Nathan Rusch ’99 double major in Biology and Environmental Science. Second Assistant Superintendent at Rocky River Golf Club.


Carrie Maas ’04 Social Change & Development major with a minor in Business Administration. Regional Manager of Customer Relations for The Boeing Company.

Eric Ryer ’04 double major in Environmental Policy & Planning and Public Administration with a double minor in Environmental Science and Geography. Eric returned to UW-Green Bay for his Masters in Science & Policy, graduating in 2006. City Administrator for the town of Cedarburg.

Tiffany Schulte ’05 Communication Processes major with a minor in Business Administration. Human Resource Generalist at Kraemer Brothers.

Laura Markley ’07 Interdisciplinary Studies major with a minor in Human Development. Special Education Teacher-EBD in the School District of Janesville.

Erin Sigler ’07 English major with a minor in Secondary Education. Laboratory Support Services Specialist at Exact Sciences Laboratories.

Mary Frank-Arlt ’08 double major in Business Administration and Psychology. Mary was recently promoted to Director of Content Management & Studio Production at Kohler Co.


Kyle Pingel ’12 Theatre major with a minor in Communication & the Arts.  Costume Productions Coordinator at Illinois Wesleyan University. During the summers, Kyle is the Costume Shop Manager at Peninsula Players Theatre, in Door County, WI since 2013. Since Graduating, he’s also worked with costumes and wigs in Chicago at the following theaters: Goodman, Steppenwolf, Paramount (Aurora), and Marriott Theatre (Lincolnshire). Currently, Kyle is designing wigs and makeup for select shows for Royal Caribbean Cruises. He also styles and sell wigs for drag performers around the country.

Ashley Jones ’13 Public Administration major with a minor in Political Science. Ashley recently began a new position as the Grant Writer for the Belling Health Foundation.

Martha Mofyasandt ’14 Nursing major. Martha recently began a new position as a Nurse Practitioner with Vault Health.


Matthew Kersting ’20 Psychology major with a minor in Human Development. Matt recently began a new position as a Graduate Research Assistant with the University of California- Riverside where he is also pursuing his PhD in Developmental Psychology.

Liesl Sigourney ’20 Business Administration major with a minor in Dance. Liesl recently began a new position as a Human Resources Assistant with Worzalla Inc.

Garrett Spencer ’20 Design Arts major with a minor in Business Administration. Garrett recently began a new position as a Promotional Marketing Assistant with High Stakes Management.



Jeanne Lillich ’91 History major with a minor in Humanistic Studies. High School Social Studies Teacher with Oneida Nation School System.

Shannon Alberts ’99 Human Development major with a minor in Psychology. and Environmental Science. President/Owner of Security Luebke Roofing.


Jennifer Klein ’04 Double major in Biology and Environmental Science. Land Management Coordinator/Tech Support with Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve, Inc.

Jody Samz ’04 Business Administration major with a minor in Economics. Director of Safety, HR, and Insurance with P and S Investment Company.

Heather Hagen ’07 Social work major. Employment Services Assistant Director with Developmental Disabilities Resource Center of Arvada.

Thomas Cooper ’08 Political Science major with a minor in Public Administration. Healthcare Sales Manager with Saleytics.

Katie Von Holzen ’09 Psychology major with a double minor in German and Human Development. Lecturer with TU Dortmund University.


Adrian Ritchie ’13 Business Administration major with a minor in Communications.  Solutions Manager for NBC Universal, Inc. Adrian also started her own business, Still Company, which sells hats and clothing with the mission to create space for mental health.

Ashley Garza ’19 Business Administration major.  Financial Analyst with Schneider.

Krynn Hanold ’19 Double major in English and Writing and Applied Arts with a minor in Humanities.  Krynn recently began a new position as a Publicity Assistant with Bloomsbury Publishing.

Elke Van der Werff ’19 Political Science major with a minor in Public Administration.  Elke recently began a new position as a Customer Care Agent for Jewelers Mutual Group.


Tawny Stammen ’20 Health Information Management and Technology major. Tawny recently began a new position as a Health Information Exchange Operations Coordinator with UW Health.

See ViXai Thao ’20 Master of Social Work. See recently began a new position as a School Social Worker with the Manitowoc Public School District.

40th Annual UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing

The need is real. The time is now. UW-Green Bay has honed their mission, focused on providing an education to all who seek to be taught. Our University is growing rapidly and serving more students with significant financial need. Over the past 40 years, the UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing has played a role in supporting students financially with over $300,000 in alumni scholarships to more than 200 students. Now, as UW-Green Bay welcomes more students with substantial financial need, it’s time we continue the rise and support these students in a more meaningful way.

Join us for the 40th Annual UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing to benefit today’s UW-Green Bay students. As a Phoenix, we’ve been making sparks fly since we left UW-Green Bay and we should share that success with students following in our footsteps. UW-Green Bay alumni are known as resilient problem-solvers, fearless dreamers and kind caregivers. Let’s inspire these students with our compassionate, caring financial support. The need is real. The time is now.

We are returning to Brown County and new this year, all golfers are entered into ALL big-ticket raffles on the course, the Hole-in-One contest for $1 million and, for a chance to win one of several cash prizes between $100 and $500 throughout the day.

Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch, raffles and prizes on the course
Fees: $200 per golfer or $800 per foursome
Inc1udes: 18-holes of golf, power cart, bag breakfast, lunch on the course, swag bag, two beverage tickets—a great value for a great cause! And again, all golfers are entered to win cash and big-ticket prizes throughout the Outing! The day also includes a bucket raffle, silent auction and cash prize for the foursome with the lowest score.


The UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing is open to the general public. We welcome all to attend and will pair single golfers with others to fill out a foursome.

40th Annual UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing Registration Link

In Memoriam, Deceased Alumni 2020


Marjorie Olson ‘16 integrative leadership studies
July 28, 1963 – January 2, 2020

Josef Stubler ’83 business administration
March 26, 1950 – January 17, 2020

Audrey Olson ’83 Master’s of environmental sciences
April 26, 1928 – January 19, 2020


Dennis Schmocker ’15, economics
June 15, 1976 – February 21, 2020

Class Notes 2020



Ralph Ibsen ’73 Urban Analysis major. Ralph retired from the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Show Low, AZ.


Gary Banta ’83 Science and Environmental Change major. Gary is head of department for University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark.


Russell Tillmann ’03  Public Administration major. Russell is an assistant principal for Whitnall High School and the president of Tillmann Properties, a property investment and rental management company in Wauwatosa, WI.

Corey Bins ’09 History major. Corey is the head cross country coach and associate track and field coach for Ripon College in Ripon, WI.

Jaurdon Wood ’09 Human Development and Psychology major. Jaurdon is a certified child life specialist for Marshfield Children’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI.

Angela Thomsen ’11 Psychology major. Angela is a doctor of chiropractic for Fall Creek Chiropractic in Fall Creek, WI.

Mai Chong Vang ’11 Business Administration major. Mai is a student finance counselor at University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN

Tricia Frederickson ’12 Communication major. Tricia is the director of marketing for Valley Eye Associates in Oshkosh, WI.

Amanda Nadas ’14 double major in Business Administration and Accounting. Amanda is a Sr. financial analyst for UW Health in Middleton, WI.

Lara Carrier ’15 Human Biology major. Lara is an inpatient pharmacy technician for Bellin Health in Green Bay.

Bryan Boeck ’16 double major in Accounting and Economy. Bryan is a senior retirement plan analyst for Boulay Partners PLLP in Eden Prairie, MN.

Alyvia Winters ’18 Psychology major. Alyvia is a research coordinator for Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.



Matthew Krol ’97 Communication Processes major. Matthew is the vice president/executive producer for Kroenke Sports & Entertainment in Denver, CO and is also a 2-time Emmy Award winner.

Melissa (Greil) Palfery ’98 Public Administration major. Melissa is a registered nurse for Piedmont Healthcare in Jasper, GA.


Timi Wojcik ’03 Human Development major. Timi is a material handler for Fleet Wholesale Supply Co. in Appleton, WI.

Stephanie Killoy ’16 Nursing major. Stephanie is a neurology nurse practitioner for University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, WI.

Jazmine Drebenstedt ’19 double major in Human Development and Psychology. Jazmine is a comprehensive community services (CCS) facilitator for Dodge County Human Services and Health Department in Juneau, WI.

March – September 


Scott Knapp ’70 Urban Analysis major. President at Central Maine Community College.

Ronald Girard ’73 Humanism & Cultural Change major. Public Information Officer at Mundelein High School District 120. Mustang Star Award for contributions to the positive climate of the district.


Rita Orgron ’80 Human Adaptability major. Retired in 2013. Honors in multiple rotations in Medical School. Chief Resident senior year in Emerg. Med. Residency. Residency trained and Board Cert in Emergency Med. FAECP, FAEP. Retired license in 2013 due to Primary Progressive MS. Moved to Palm Beach Co., FL. Married 55 years in 2020. 5 adult children – 4 of them adopted as teens.

Steven Muzatko ’85 Managerial Accounting major. Associate Professor and H.B. Foster Bowdon Endowed Chair of Accounting at Arkansas State University. Recently named the H.B. Foster Bowdon Endowed Chair of Accounting in the Neil Griffin College of Business at Arkansas State University. Muzatko earned a PhD at UW-Madison (’00), and he previously served on the faculties of Winthrop University and UW-Green Bay. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and is an associate editor of the Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research.

Sherry Sanderson ’86 Biology major with a double minor in Chemistry and Environmental Science. Associate Professor at The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. “I am the Principal Investigator on a research study that pairs seniors with foster cats from our local Athens Area Humane Society and a local cat rescue group with the option to adopt their cat. The purpose of the study is to determine the impact of companionship from a cat on physical and emotional health. The study is funded by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute with supplemental support from Nestle Purina Pet Care in the form of cat food and cat litter.”


Janell Keeter-Schroeder ’92 Social Work major. Executive Director at Rhinelander Housing Authority.

Lara (Van Dewalde) Fritz ’93 Regional Analysis major with a minor in Economics. CEO at Greater Richmond Partnership. Virginia Business magazine, a leading publication for the state’s business community.

Chris Wery ’93 Human Development major with a double minor in History and Humanistic Studies. Chris works at Schneider International. He was elected to the Green Bay City Council 2002-2012, 2014-current. Past President of City Council.

Christina Deutschmann ’97 Urban and Regional Studies major with a minor in Political Science. Medicare Broker Manager at Chicago Market, Aetna.

Brian Lund ’97 Human Biology major with a minor in Chemistry. Compliance Program Director/Compliance Officer at Banner Health.

Matt Staufenbeil ’98 Communication Processes major with a minor in Business Administration. Investment Services at Northwestern Mutual.

Shannon Alberts ’99 Human Development major with a minor in Psychology. President/Owner at Security-Luebke Roofing.


Chad Griepentrog ’03 double major in Psychology and Human Development. Chad is the Administration Specialist at Mayo Clinic.

Eric Ryer ’04 ’06 Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy.  Administrator at Town of Cedarburg.

Nicole Schmidt ’04 Biology major with a minor in Human Biology. Sales Operations and Training Specialist at Cellcom.

Jocelyn Berkhahn ’05 double major in Communication Processes and Political Science. Engagement Specialist at American Red Cross.

Shawn Budiac ’05 Business Administration major with a minor in Economics. Vice President of category Management at Batteries Plus.

Dana (Hartzheim) DeCair ’05 double major in Communication Processes and Political Science. Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Illinois.

Laura Horst ’05 double major in History and Human Biology. HR Generalist at Realized Holdings.

Danielle Rintala ’05 Biology major with a double minor in Environmental Science and Music. Associate Director of Research Compliance, UW Milwaukee. This position was a promotion from Biosafety Officer.

Katie Uhalt ’05 double major in Psychology and Business Administration. President at KU Consulting LLC. 2015 Katie was named to In Business Magazine class of 2014: 40 under 40.

Carrie Korinek ’06 double major in Psychology and Elementary Education. 2nd Grade teacher at Green Bay Area Catholic Education.

Bert Mathiebe ’06 Human Biology major. Bert is a Technical MFG at Nature’s Way.

Sara Sylvan ’06 Urban Studies major. Director Program Development and Quality at Save the Children. “I was promoted from Head of Awards to Director Program Development and Quality. In the past few months I was a lead on the team implementing our COVID response along with our Head of Health and Deputy Director of Operations. We pulled from our other sectors to support the full response here in Laos.”

Megan (Karas) Kautzer ’07 Psychology major with a double minor in German and Human Development. “Middle School Counselor- Gifted and Talented Coordinator – Student Services Coordinator – McKinney Vento Liaison – Title IX Coordinator, Kiel Middle School. I am back in school to work towards my masters in Leadership with a focus on equity through UW-Madison.”

Michael Casey ’09 Communication major. Owner and Head Dwelling Tuning  Technician at M.C. Tone Home. “Since I launched my business, M.C. Tone Home and started working with clients in January of this year, I’ve really been shocked at how great it’s been going, especially basically just based on referrals and word of mouth at this point—I’m going to need to hire staff and rent an office about 3 years before I expected to…or at least build a website!”


Stephan Green ’13 Human Biology major. Family Medicine Resident Physician at MCWAH.

Cindy Johnson ’13 double major in Spanish and Human Development. Multicultural Advisor at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Morgan Thompson ’16 Integrated Leadership Studies major. Lieutenant at Advanced Private Police LLC.

Taylor Campbell ’17 Communications major with a minor in Spanish. News Producer at Sinclair Broadcast Group. Emmy nominated for best weekend newscast!

Jennifer Crnkovich ’17 Integrated Leadership Studies major. Director, Chair of Infection Control at Marquette University. Certified, Published Author, Women in Leadership Mentor at MU, Founder and President of SterileSure Surgical LLC.

Kayla Hokenstad ’17 Elementary Education major. Teacher at Shawano School District.

Danielle Magnusson ’18 Communication major. Retail Marketing Coordinator at UW Credit Union.

Michele Sarkauskas ‘18 Psychology major with a minor in Human Development.  SAC-IT Manager at Koinonia. “I had been working at Koinonia, an inpatient AODA facility since November 2015 as Resident Care Staff. In July 2020 I accepted the position of Manager. In August 2020 I obtained a limited SAC-IT license through the state of Wisconsin and now see patients in a clinical setting.”

Briana Smiley ’18 Environmental Science major. Environmental Engineer at Kock Fertilizer Enid.


Zi Chen ’20 Business Administration major. Marketing Intern at DH International Consulting.

Edward Crew ’20 Master of Science in Sustainable Management Systems.  Assistant Vice President at State Street Bank. Completed 1 year as Co-Chair of Operational Initiatives Committee of the State Street Environmental Sustainability Employee Network.

Kailey LeCaptain ’20 Social work major with a minor in Spanish. Crisis Advocate at Golden House.

Megan Mrdjenovich ’20 Psychology major. Child Protective Services Intake Social Worker at Sheboygan County Health and Human Services.

Scott Owen ’20 History major with a minor in Secondary Education. Cross Categorical Special Education Teacher at Clintonville Middle School.

Kelly Polzin ’20 Social Work major with a minor in Psychology. Permanent Supportive Housing Case Manafee, Newcap. SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) Certified. Trauma Informed Care certified/trained.

Allison Shields ’20 Business Administration major with a minor in Music. Financial Analyst at Asurion.

Claire Stuart ’20 Biology major with a minor in Environmental Science. Biological Technician at US Fish and Wildlife Service.



Jonathan Larson ’71 Humanistic Studies major. President/CEO at Midwest Collegiate Prospects LLC. NCAA Certified Recruiting Company.


Julie (Londo-DeRosier) Davenport ’86 Information Computer Science major.  Director of Systems Engineering, Central Texas College.

Kurt Heling ’88 Managerial Accounting major with a minor in Business Administration. Managing Member at Heling & Associate CPA’s LLC.


Annmarie LaConte ’93 Art major with a minor in Communications and the Art. Social Emotional Learning Specialist at Glendale Elementary School District.

Ingrid (Ross) Kundinger ’97 double major in Human Development and Psychology. Project Manager at Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources.

Christopher Friedel ’98 Business Administration major with a minor in Economics. Vice President/General Manager at TownHaul Corp.


Mellisa (Irish) Herlache ’03 English major with a double minor in Secondary Education and Humanistic Studies. Supervisor at Family Services-Healthy Families

Sarah Gresch ’06 Human Biology major with a minor in Chemistry. Lab Manager  at the University of Minnesota.  “In April 2020, my lab developed and validated a new SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) real-time PCR to detect the virus in animal samples. From the date the assay reagents arrived until the date we were able to offer the fully-validated test to our clients was one week!”


Matthew Hippe ‘11 Communication major with a minor in German. Producer at KPHO CBS 5.

Benjamin Chester ’13 Business Administration major with a minor in Psychology. Pro Scout at Las Vegas Raiders.

Kayla Coopman ’16 Interdisciplinary Studies major. Talent Acquisition Consultant at Hospital Sisters Health System. “In 2019, I was named leader of the quarter by my previous employer – Hyatt Regency where I was a HR Manager.”

Ryan Hathaway ‘18 Biology major with a double minor in Chemistry and Computer Science. Housing Coordinator at Great Basin College.

Jemma Benton ’19 Elementary Education major with a minor in Spanish and Latin American Studies.  I got my dream job and became a teacher! I now teach a class of sweet 2nd graders at a fantastic school in Washington D.C


Emily DeKleyn ’20 Human Biologymajor. Food R&D Scientist at Trilliant.

Samuel Hoffman ’20 Master of Science and Policy. Invasive Species Crew Lead at Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department.

Sarah Lesniak ’20 Psychology major with a minor in Business Administration. Registered behavioral Technician at Northwest Behavioral Health Services.



Richard Anderson ’79 Business Administration major. Richard is enjoying retirement!


Eric Johnson ’85 Business Administration major. Senior Loan Officer/Branch Manager at Inlanta Mortgage. “I have received the Mortgage Lender of the Year Award for the state of Wisconsin in both 2016 and 2019. Awarded by the Wisconsin Mortgage Broker’s Association. Also received another award in 2020 from Social Survey, a customer service follow up tool. I finished in the top 50 out of 30,000 nationwide mortgage lenders, with the highest customer satisfaction rating.”


Karla Keegan ’96 Human Development major with a minor in Applied Music. Talent Acquisition Director at Agemark Senior Living Communities. Received SHRM-CP on 8/7/20.

Peter Wills ’96 Business Administration major with a minor in Political Science. City Administrator for the City of Brillion.

Jenny Wassenberg ’98 Master of Science in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning. Jenny is now a teacher for Green Bay Area Public Schools.


Bryan (Hulbert) Stuart ’09 Public Administration major. Student Experience Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. Recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Staff of the Year Award for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, and award that is selected by the student body based on engaging students on campus, helpfulness, availability, and excellence in service to students!


Kayleigh Mapes ’13 Business Administration major with a minor in Humanistic Studies. Virtual Sales Consultant at Georgia Pacific. Won the Service Excellence award in 2016, and is a part of the first class to go through the new Executive Impact MBA program at UWGB!

Amanda (Cheney) Young ’13 Human Biology major with a minor in French and Francophone Studies. Circulation Services Department Manager at the Brown County Library. “I was recently promoted at Brown County Library. I moved from being a Library Service Associate at the Weyers-Hilliard Branch in Howard to the Circulation Services Department Manager at the Central Library where I oversee a team of 11.”

Dante Pizzuti ’15 History major with a minor in Humanistic Studies. Director of Operations and Associate Director of Supervision at Northwestern Mutual. Received the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) designation from the American College. Passed the FINRA Series 6, 63, 7, 9 and 10!


Megan Hoff ’20 Master of Environmental Science and Policy. Megan is the Associate Planner at Lincoln County.



David Olsen ’76 Population Dynamics major. David retired October of 2019 after 37 years of practice in the specialty of orthodontics.


Kimberly (Kim) Frye, ’91 Kim is currently a middle school teacher at Green Bay Area Public Schools.

Wendy Wimmer Schuchart ’97 English major with a Minor in Human Development. Wendy’s short story collection was recently named a semi-finalist for The Hudson Prize and the St. Lawrence Book Award. Recent publications include “The Bog King” and “Texts from Beyond” in Jet Fuel Review, “Osculation” in Waxwing Literary Journal, “Passeridae” in Fresh.Ink and “Your Volcanic Colonic Detox Turnaround Starts Now” in Barrelhouse Magazine. Received University of Las Vegas – Nevada’s Graduate College Medallion for academic excellence.


Roseann Sancez ’08 Accounting major with a Minor in Business Administration. Roseann recently joined the Goodwill of Colorado Board of Directors!


Rebecca Gassen ’11 double major in Environmental Policy & Planning and Urban & Regional Studies with a Minor in GEOG. Rebecca currently works at Cardinal Glass – Cardinal Rotar as the office manager.

Amanda Gasper ’19 double major in Human Development and Psychology. Amanda has 3 children (Seren, Travin, and Zoey) along with their two pets, Cappie and Jojo.

Class Notes 2019



Bruce Schaepe ’77 regional analysis, is a senior engineer for Braun Intertec in Minneapolis, MN.


Patrick Clusman ’81 business administration, is the chief operating officer for Innovationedge, LLC, in Neenah, WI.

Karen Joski ’81 science and environmental change, is a senior site reliability engineer for Humana, Inc., in Green Bay.

Mary Rondou ’85 regional analysis, was awarded the Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Volunteer of the Year award.

Craig Hulce ’88 psychology, is a finance instructor for UW-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI.

Rochelle Powers ’89 art, is the ONCOA coordinator for the Oneida Nation in Oneida, WI.


Denise Grancorvitz ’90 business administration, is a director of commercial operations for Grande Cheese Company in Fond du Lac, WI.

Barbara Syndergaard ’91 business administration and managerial accounting, is a director of finance for Sanimax in Green Bay,

Mark Hunkel ’94 communication processes, has been in Japan for 7 years now teaching English. Currently works full time for a dispatch company called Borderlink Corporation in Saitama prefecture, and also as an assistant language teacher for Meiwa Junior High at Meiwa, Japan, Gunma Prefecture.

Cheryl Andres ’95 women and gender studies and English, is a senior administrative program specialist for UW-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI.

Michael Hartkopf ’96 psychology, is a regional manager for the Pacific Dental Services in Spring Hill, TN.

Jody Weyers ’96 communication processes, is the development director for Operation Fresh Start in Madison, WI.

Chad Jacobson ’97 business administration, is a marketing and communications manager for Johnson Controls in Marinette, WI.

Jason Haack ’98 art, is the director of golf and membership for Fox Valley Golf Club in Kaukauna, WI.

Jean Harbort ’99 business administration, is an IT audit manager for American Family Insurance in Madison, Wis.

Veronica Brieno Rankin ’99 earth science, is an environmental compliance and restoration team leader for the U.S. Coast Guard in JB Andrews, Maryland.

Susan Zellner ’99 communication and the arts, is an individual giving director for Make-A-Wish Illinois in Chicago, IL.


Joe Chaltry ’00 business administration, is a logistics sourcing supervisor for FedEx in Green Bay.

Paul LeCalsey ’00 business administration, is a field project leader for Aramark in Andover, MN

Bruce Rudolph ’01 business administration, is a director and credit products manager for Regions Bank in Charlotte, NC.

Christina Moubarak ’02, interdisciplinary studies, is a program manager for Western Governors University in Salt Lake, UT

Christopher Hagerty ’03 communication processes, is a special education and middle school football coach for Unified School District of Antigo in Antigo, WI.

Matthew Jorgenson ’03 communication and the arts, is a realtor for Keller Williams in Green Bay.

Justin Zastrow ’03 English, is an insurance consultant for 5 Star Insurance Group in Appleton, WI.

Robin Baker ’04 business administration, was recently promoted to a vice president of development and support at St. Coletta of Wisconsin in Jefferson, WI

Kimberly Wozniak ’04 elementary education, is a 5th grade teacher for St. Thomas Aquinas Academy in Peshtigo, WI. She is also a technology coordinator of the school’s New Blended Learning Teaching Model, and is involved as Elementary Student Council Advisor.

James Boeck ’05 computer science, is a senior staff software engineer for Lockheed Martin in Grand Prairie, TX

Lisa Dontje ’05 art, is a graphic artist for Global Recognition in Green Bay.

Andrew Kettlewell ’05 business administration and Spanish, was promoted to a Vice President of Inventory and Analytics for Walgreens in Deerfield, IL.

Kerstin Westcott ’05 elementary education, is a reading teacher for Manitowoc Public Schools in Manitowoc, WI.

Sarah Chojnacki ’06 human biology, is a medical assistant/office instructor and program director for Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, WI.

Andrew Fondow ’06 business administration, is the Vice President for Aon in St. Louis, MO

Katrina Hansen ’06 communication and the arts, is a financial advisor for UW Stevens Point in Stevens Point, WI.

Alan Ingram ’06 communication, is a technical support analyst for Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, WI.

Megan Klein ’06 human development, is an operations specialist II for Direct Supply in Milwaukee, WI.

Megan Bruckschen ’07 business administration, is a membership program manager for Felician Village in Manitowoc, WI.

Megan Kautzer ’07 psychology, is a school counselor for Kiel Middle School in Kiel, WI.

Melissa McWethy ’07 human biology, is a global food and safety quality certificate specialist for Tate & Lyle in Hoffman Estates, IL.

Erin Sigler ’07 English, is a technical business associate for Exact Sciences Laboratories in Madison, WI

Shanna Casperson ’08 art, is an assistant dean of students for UW-Platteville in Platteville, WI.

Molly Jaster ’08 communication, is a marketing and communication manager for Fond du Lac Area Foundation in Fond du Lac, WI.

Neil Montour ’08 theatre, is the director of automation for Atlanta Rigging System in Atlanta, GA.

RoseAnn Sanchez ’08 accounting, has been named a COCPA 2019 Women to Watch Emerging Leader

Joseph Weber ’08 art, is the director of art and design for Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO

Brian Bar ’09 psychology, is an assistant director of career development for George Mason University in Arlington, VA.

Joyce Jentges ’09 interdisciplinary studies, is a patient service representative for Aurora Healthcare in Green Bay.

Parker Nadeau ’09 English and history, is a technology support specialist for UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus in Manitowoc, WI.

Courtney Seipel ’09 business administration, is a buyer of toys, sporting goods and Kohl’s cares for Kohl’s Department Stores in Menomonee Falls, WI.

Mary Buhr ’10 public administration, is a buyer/planner III for Everi in Cedar Park, TX.

Justin Young ’10 business administration, is a manager of digital marketing for Starkey Hearing Technologies in Eden Prairie, MN.

Anna Heart ’11 art, is a user interface artist for Iron Galaxy Studios LLC in Orlando, FL

Kerry Winkler ’11 humanistic studies, is a program coordinator at UW-Green Bay.

Brian Beyer ’12 elementary education, is a middle school math teacher for All Saints Catholic School in Antigo, WI

Jentzen Balza ’13 design, is a senior business systems specialist for UnitedHealthcare in Green Bay

Karl Brunner ’13 interdisciplinary studies, is a division president for Core Mark International in Glenwillow, OH.

Chloe Dechow ’13 communication, is an account director for C. Blohm & Associates in Monona, WI, and has received 2019 Alchemy Award of Excellence- awards in the public relations and marketing fields.

Stephan Green ’13 human biology, is a resident physician in family medicine for MCWAH in Milwaukee, WI

Jeff Huebner ’13 political science and public administration, is an integrity analyst for Sportradar U.S. in Minneapolis, MN

Andrew Thyes ’13 interdisciplinary studies, is the founder of Thyes Financial Coaching, which helps people eliminate financial stress by identifying their goals and creating a plan to eliminate debt and set the foundation framework for financial peace.

Katelyn Werner ’13 environmental policy and planning and public administration, is a nutrient management planner for Country Visions Cooperative in Plymouth, WI.

Laura Carrier ’15 human biology, is a certified pharmacy technician for Aurora Baycare Medical Center in Green Bay.

Brooke Fitzgerald ’15 public administration, is an assistant regional director of operations for ThedaCare in Appleton, WI

Jenna Jacobson ’15 communication, is in marketing and communications for Dental Arts Associates in Green Bay.

Sarah Wanek ’15 business administration, is a student success coach for Catawba College in Salisbury, NC

Nicole Brumm ’16 communication, is a social media specialist for Alta Resources in Green Bay.

Melissa Jagodinsky ’16, human development, is a community engagement coordinator for Volunteer Center of Brown County in Green Bay.

Logan Krueger ’16 health information management and technology, is a security analyst for Hospital Sisters Health System Springfield, IL.

Benjamin Malcore ’16 integrated leadership studies, is the lead realtor for Malcore Premier Group – Keller Williams Green Bay (2019 Best of the Bay GB Area Real Estate Agent) in De Pere, WI.

Roxann Pazdera ’16 MSW, is the director of social services for Rennes Group Inc. in Peshtigo, WI.

Dante Pizzuti ’16 history, is an associate director of network office supervision for Northwestern Mutual in West Hartford, CT

Kayla Hokenstad ’17 elementary education, is a middle school ELA teacher for the Shawano School District in Shawano, WI

Kendall Sherman ’15&’17 communication and history, is a talent acquisition specialist for Capri Senior Communities in Waukesha, WI.

Chi-Lun Wu, ‘15&’17 economics and M.S. in management, is the vice president of Asia operations for InSideOut International LLC in Green Bay

Txhees Xiong ’17 human development, is a Title III Pathway advisor for St. Paul College in St. Paul, MN.

Amanda Rice ’18 communication, is an associate marketing manager for UW-Oshkosh in Oshkosh, WI.

Maggie Tischauser ’07 ’18, M.S. in sustainable management, human biology and human development, is a senior hazardous waste specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Wausau, Wis.

Princess Vele ’18 nursing, is a float registered nurse for Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

Sarah Boyea ’19, Master’s in social work, is a residential/outpatient therapist for Rawhide in Shiocton, WI

Jazmine Drebenstedt ’19 psychology and human development, is an employment specialist for Green Valley Enterprises Inc. in Beaver Dam, WI.

Emily Drown ’19 biology, is a land management intern for Baird Creek Preservation Foundation in Green Bay.

Courtney Gersek ’19 business administration, is a human resource assistant for Human Resources Consulting in Green Bay.

Madeline Jensen ’19, democracy and justice studies, is a high school social studies teacher in Milwaukee, WI.

Brigitta Kaiser ’19, French, is an assistant language teacher for JET Programme in Ikusaka, Japan

Nicholas Krueger ’19 business administration, is a financial analyst for Nicolet National Bank in Green Bay.

Mackenzie May ’19, communication, is an evening digital producer for WLUK FOX 11 news in Green Bay.

Bailey Schmid ’19 communication, is an AmeriCorps VISTA Continuous Improvement Coordinator for Achieve Brown County in Green Bay.

Erin Schmitt ’19 elementary education, is a specialties estimator for LaForce, Inc. in Green Bay.

Amy Sturz ’19 Master’s in environmental science, is a park ranger for the National Park Service in St. Paul, MN.

Erin Van Lyssel ’19 art management, is a guest lead for the Green Bay Botanical Garden in Green Bay.

Sadie Ventimiglia ’19 communication, is an administrative assistant for MJ Electric in Oconto, WI.

Tremon White ’19 is a senior manager of software development for the Los Angeles County Public Health in Los Angeles, CA

Over 30 new programs at UW-Green Bay!

Did you know that UW-Green Bay has launched more than 30 new programs since fall 2016? That is more new programs launched for our students recently than any other UW System university! UW-Green Bay is a growing institute – just look at our record enrollment this fall! In addition to giving our students more options, new programs aim to fill some of the state’s employee shortages in fields such as engineering and nursing. New programs include:

  • Supply Chain Management (Emphasis, B.B.A.)
  • HUS – Digital and Public Humanities (Emphasis, B.A.)
  • Art – Pre-Art Therapy (Emphasis, B.A.)
  • IS – Game Studies (Emphasis, B.S.)
  • IS – Information Technology (B.S.)
  • IS – Data Science (B.S.)
  • Communication – Health Communication (B.S.)
  • Health and Wellness Management (M.S.)
  • Nursing 1-2-1 (B.S.N.)
  • Psychology Online (B.S.)
  • Human Development Online (B.S.)
  • Environmental Science and Policy (updated, B.S.)
  • Emergency Management Online (B.S./Certificate)
  • Entrepreneurship (Emphasis B.B.A.)
  • Entrepreneurship (Certificate)
  • School Social Work (Emphasis W.S.W./Certificate)
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (Emphasis B.S.W)
  • Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
  • EdD in First Nations Education (Ed.D.)
  • Athletic Training (M.S.)
  • Actuarial Science (Emphasis B.S.)
  • Water Science (B.S.)
  • Creative and Applied Writing (B.F.A.)
  • Traditional Nursing (B.S.N.)
  • Healthcare Management Online, HIMT Emphasis (B.S./Certificate)
  • Applied Biotechnology (M.S.)
  • Supply Chain Management Online (Certificate)
  • Healthcare Management Online (B.S./Certificate)
  • Pharmacy 3+4 with Concordia University (B.S./Pharm. D)
  • Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Exercise and Performance Psychology (M.S.)

To view curriculums and for more information on the programs, visit