Class Notes 2020

January

1970s

Ralph Ibsen ’73 urban analysis, retired from the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Show Low, AZ.

1980s

Gary Banta ’83 science and environmental change, is head of department for University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark.

2000s

Russell Tillmann ’03 public administration, 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, is a head cross country coach and associate track and field coach for Ripon College in Ripon, WI.

Jaurdon Wood ’09 human development and psychology, is a certified child life specialist for Marshfield Children’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI.

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

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

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

Amanda Nadas ’14 business administration and accounting, is a Sr. financial analyst for UW Health in Middleton, WI.

Lara Carrier ’15 human biology, is an inpatient pharmacy technician for Bellin Health in Green Bay.

Bryan Boeck ’16 accounting and economy, is a senior retirement plan analyst for Boulay Partners PLLP in Eden Prairie, MN.

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

February

1990s

Matthew Krol ’97 communication processes, 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, is a registered nurse for Piedmont Healthcare in Jasper, GA.

2000s

Timi Wojcik ’03 human development, is a material handler for Fleet Wholesale Supply Co. in Appleton, WI.

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

Jazmine Drebenstedt ’19 human development and psychology, 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. President at Central Maine Community College.

Ronald Girard ’73 Major in Humanism and Cultural Change. 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, 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. 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 Major in Biology, 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. Executive Director at Rhinelander Housing Authority.

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

Chris Wery ’93 Major in Human Development, 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 Major in Urban and Regional Studies and a minor in Political Science. Medicare Broker Manager at Chicago Market, Aetna.

Brian Lund ’97 Major in Human Biology, minor in Chemistry. Compliance Program Director/Compliance Officer at Banner Health.

Matt Staufenbeil ’98 Major in Communication Processes and minor in Business Administration. Investment Services at Northwestern Mutual.

Shannon Alberts ’99 Major in Human Development, minor in Psychology. President/Owner at Security-Luebke Roofing.

2000s

Chad Griepentrog ’03 Major in Psychology and Human Development, Nursing.  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 Major in Biology 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 Major in Business Administration and minor in Economics. Vice President of category Management at Batteries Plus.

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

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

Danielle Rintala ’05 Major in Biology and 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 Major in Psychology and Elementary Education. 2nd Grade teacher at Green Bay Area Catholic Education.

Bert Mathiebe ’06 Human Biology,. Technical MFG at Nature’s Way.

Sara Sylvan ’06 Urban Studies. 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 Major in Psychology, 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 Communications. 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. Family Medicine Resident Physician at MCWAH.

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

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

Taylor Campbell ’17 Major in Communications, minor in Spanish. News Producer at Sinclair Broadcast Group. Emmy nominated for best weekend newscast.

Jennifer Crnkovich ’17 Integrated Leadership Studies. 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. Teacher at Shawano School District.

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

Michele Sarkauskas ‘18 Major in Psychology, 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. Environmental Engineer at Kock Fertilizer Enid.

2020s

Zi Chen ’20 Business Administration. 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 Major in Social work, minor in Spanish. Crisis Advocate at Golden House.

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

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

Kelly Polzin ’20 Major in Social work, 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 Major in Business Administration and a minor in Music. Financial Analyst at Asurion.

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

October 

1970s

Jonathan Larson ’71 Major in Humanistic Studies, President/CEO Midwest Collegiate Prospects LLC. NCAA Certified Recruiting Company.

1980s

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

Kurt Heling ’88 Major in Managerial Accounting and minor in Business Administration, Managing Member, Heling & Associate CPA’s LLC.

1990s

Annmarie LaConte ’93 Major in art and minor in Communications and the Art, Social Emotional Learning Specialist, Glendale Elementary School District.

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

Christopher Friedel ’98 Major in Business Administration and minor in Economics, Vice President/ General Manager, TownHaul Corp.

2000s

Mellisa (Irish) Herlache ’03 Major in English and double minor in Secondary Education and Humanistic Studies, Supervisor, Family Services-Healthy Families

Sarah Gresch ’06 Major in human Biology and minor in Chemistry, Lab Manager, 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 Major in Communications and minor in German, Producer, KPHO CBS 5.

Benjamin Chester ’13 Major in Business Administration and minor in Psychology, Pro Scout, Las Vegas Raiders.

Kayla Coopman ’16 Major in Interdisciplinary Studies, Talent Acquisition Consultant, 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 Major in Biology and double minor in Chemistry and Computer Science, Great Basin College, Housing Coordinator.

Jemma Benton ’19 Major in Elementary Education and 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 Major in Human Biology, Food R&D Scientist, Trilliant.

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

Sarah Lesniak ’20 Major in Psychology and minor in Business Administration, Registered behavioral Technician, Northwest Behavioral Health Services.