Class Notes 2020

January

1970s

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

1980s

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

2000s

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.

February

1990s

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.

2000s

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 

1970s

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.

1980s

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.”

1990s

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.

2000s

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!”

2010s

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.

2020s

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.

October 

1970s

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

1980s

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.

1990s

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.

2000s

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!”

2010s

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

2020s

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.

November

1970s

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

1980s

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.”

1990s

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.

2000s

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!

2010s

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!

2020s

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

December

1970s

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

1990s

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.

2000s

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

2010s

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.