February 2024 Class Notes


Laurie Riedy Timmerman ’86 Majored in Human Development. Is retired from Associated Bank. Was recently named to The Gateway Collective’s steering committee.


Lucy Arendt ’90 Received a master’s degree in Administrative Sciences. Was recently named a co-director for the Center for Exceptional Leadership at St. Norbert College.

Maria Van Laanen ’96 Majored in Communication Processes and minored in Communication & the Arts. Is currently the President of Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Recently been named a new board member for the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 2024 Board of Directors.

Brian Gold ’99 Majored in Business Administration and minored in Public Administration. Recently promoted to Vice President/Senior Business Lender at Port Washington State Bank.

Erik Losby ’99 Majored in Communication and the Arts. Newest member of UWGB’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business’s advisory board.


Theresa Baroun ’02 Double majored in Human Development & Psychology. Both her and her husband have been awarded with the 2023 WMSPA (Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association) Maple Producer of the Year Award and the Lynn Reynold Traveling Trophy.


Jose Villa ’16 Majored in Business Administration and minored in International Business. Recently promoted to Vice President of Commercial Lending at Fox Communities Credit Union.

Shayla Luckow ’17 Majored in Psychology and minored in Human Development. Is currently a Supervisor & Registered Nurse at Aurora Medical Center- Manitowoc County. Was recognized as one of 2023’s Aurora Health Care Nurses of the Year.


Kelly Merkle ’23 Majored in Organizational Leadership and minored in Human Development. What they do for work. Currently works at Northern Door Children’s Center and was recently promoted to Education Coordinator.

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