January Class Notes 2022

1970s

Bruce Mommaerts ’77 Regional Analysis major. Owner of Granite Development Resources. Bruce has been awarded the Frederick C. Pierce Award by the Wisconsin Economic Development Association and the Conservation Service Award by Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited. He is also a member of the Legislative Committee of the Wisconsin Economic Development Association.

Catherine Ledvina ’79 Human Development major. Retired School Speech/Language Pathologist. Catherine volunteers with the Elmbrook Humane Society.

1980s

Robert Rzepka ’84 Urban Studies major. Robert recently began a new position as the Vice President of Growth Enablement at FWG Solutions.

1990s

Brenda Krainik ’93 Communication and the Arts major with a minor in Art. Brenda recently began a new position as the Advisor Marketing Specialist at Thrivent.

2000s

Megan Kautzer ’07 Psychology major with minors in German and Human Development. School Counselor at Kiel Middle School.

Deb Rose ’07 Master of Science in Applied Leadership for Teaching & Learning. She is involved with the National CASA/GAL Volunteer Council from 2022-24.

2010s

Natasha Freeman ’11 Economics major with a minor in Business Administration. Natasha recently began a new position as a Teller with Fortera Credit Union.

Brandon Selissen ’12 Associate of Arts and Sciences. Area Field Manager with U-Haul.

Tessah Dolata ’19 Democracy and Justice Studies major with a minor in Public Administration. Tessah recently began a new position as the Events & Promotions Manager at Lyric Room. She is also a member of the Oconto Area Human Society Board of Directors.

December Class Notes 2021

1970s

Dean DeVillers ’72 Managerial Systems major. Retired from Cashel Rock Investors.

David Klutterman ’77 Humanistic Studies major. Priest in Charge at Saint John’s Episcopal Church.

1980s

Rodney Dequaine ’88 Political Science major with a minor in Public & Environmental Administration. Rodney recently began a new position as the Family Court Judge with the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin.

1990s

Lara Nichols Timm ’93 Biology major with a minor in Environmental Science. On Call Firefighter and EMT for the City of Oconto.

2000s

Jodi Kautzer ’02 Human Development major. Jodi recently began a new position as the Elderly Benefit Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator with Calumet County Aging and Disability Resource Center.

2010s

Kenrick Parker ‘17 Democracy and Justice Studies with a minor in Economics. Kenrick recently began a new position as a Litigation Attorney with the Department of Treasury.

David Jesperson ’18 Economics major with a minor in Business Administration. David recently began a new position as a Real Estate Salesperson with Century 21.

Kirsten Just ’19 Human Biology major. Kirsten recently began a new position as a Senior Operation Specialist at Schneider National.

2020s

Deanna Rivers ‘20 Organizational Leadership major. Lac Du Flambeau Outreach Coordinator and TRiO Success Coach at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College.

November Class Notes 2021

1990s

Rebecca Haeny ’95 History major with a minor in Humanistic Studies. Rebecca recently began a new position as an Administrative Assistant with UW-Green Bay.

2000s

Kari Dawson ’01 Communication Processes major with a minor in Spanish & Latin American Studies. Kari recently began a new position as the Manager of Guest Experience with the Milwaukee Bucks. She is also a member of the 2021 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks Front Office Team.

Dana DeCair ’05 Communication Processes and Political Science major. Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Illinois. She was recently awarded the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Medallion for her work in supporting students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

2010s

Erin Kunert ’10 German major with a minor in Communications. Erin recently began a new position as the Director of Student Success at Academic Programs International. She is also the co-founder of Study Abroad Day.

Kelsey Lofberg ’13 Business Administration major with a minor in English. Marketing Strategy Specialist with Dielectric Marketing.

Leann McMonigal ’13 Nursing major. Wound and Ostomy Clinician with Loyola University Medical Center. She is also involved with the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse’s Society and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Michelle Peterman ’18 Accounting major with a minor in Business Administration. Michelle recently began a new position as the Assistant Manager with Quality Inn and Suites. She is also the Head of Accounting and Human Resources.

2020s

Jade Arneson ’20 Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy. Jade recently began a new position as a Biologist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She is also on the board of the Northeast Wisconsin Audubon Society.

Rebecca Schwerman ’20 Arts Management major with a minor in Communications. Rebecca recently began a new position as the Office Coordinator at DeWitt Law Firm.

June Class Notes 2021

1970s

James Green ’75 Communication and the Arts major. He was a Commerical Art Teacher and retired in 2015.

1980s

Melissa Karolak ’89 Social Change and Development major. Management Consulting Manager for Accenture Columbus Innovation Hub.

1990s

Gregg Tank ’91 History major. General Manager/Partner of S&L Motors.

James Stockman ’96 Human Biology major. After nearly 30 years of service, Fred retired from the U.S. Navy in April. He now works as the Senior Naval Science Instructor at Benjamin Russell High School.

Melissa Palfery ’98 Public Administration major with a minor in Spanish & Latin American Studies. Registered Nurse at Piedmont Healthcare. In 2020, she won The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurse.

2000s

Michelle Eis ’06 Environmental Policy & Planning major. Community Program Specialist with USDA Rural Development.

Heather Hagen ’07 Social Work major. Assistant Director of Employment Services at Developmental Disabilities Resource Center in Arvada, CO. She won APSE’s 2021 Wendy M. Wood Emerging Leader Award.

2010s

Lara Carrier ’15 Human Biology major. Inpatient Pharmacy Technician at Bellin Memorial Hospital.

Samantha Lauersdorf ’15 Design Arts major. Samantha recently joined Kohler Co. as a Project Coordinator.

2020s

Karli Beck ’20 Business Administration major. Team Lead at Schneider National.

April Class Notes 2021

1990s

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.

2000s

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.

2010s

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.

2020s

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.

March Class Notes 2021

1990s

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.

2000s

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.

2010s

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 sells 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.

2020s

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 Ph.D. 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.