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66 Dr. Gary Engebretsen (BS), of Merrill, who retired in 2007, enjoys traveling and taking care of his woodlands.

68 Kathryn J. (Harkins) Breitzman (BS), of Kaukauna, is serving a three-year term on the Kaukauna Area School District Board of Education.

71 Frank Nelsen (BS), of Neenah, plays music with The Blue Collar Blues Band.

72 Samuel Cargile (BS) and ’73 (MSE), of Belton, South Carolina, retired after 15 years as vice president and senior adviser to the chief executive officer of the Lumina Foundation. He is relocating to Cape Town, South Africa.

73 Mary Dewane (LS), of Phoenix, Arizona, owner of Benovia Winery, has been named Winery Owner of the Year by The North Bay Business Journal.

74 Eugene P. Trochinski (BS), of Winter Park, Florida, retired after serving as principal at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida.

76 Craig Cady (BS) and ’87 (MS), of Lincoln, Illinois, director of the stem cell research lab at Bradley University, presented ovarian cancer stem cell research to the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons in May.

78 Rev. Sue Sheffer-Meyer (BA), of Fond du Lac, a pastor at Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church, is celebrating her 35th anniversary of ordination.

79 Joseph Johnson Jr. (BS), of San Diego, California, the College of Education dean at San Diego State University, wrote Leadership in American’s Best Urban Schools, describing findings from 117 outstanding urban schools.

80 Susan (Manke) Miller (BS), of Lodi, is completing her 15th year on the Lodi School Board and currently serves as president.

82 Andy Hopfensperger (BS), of Clintonville, retired in April from the Clintonville Police Department, after serving the city for nearly 32 years.

83 Barry Martzahl (BBA), of Green Bay, who serves as a managing director at Graystone Consulting, was named to the Barron’s list of the top 1,200 financial advisers in America for the sixth consecutive year.

84 Jacqueline (Doherty) Belken (BSN), of Janesville, is a registered nurse for the Delavan-Darien School District.

86 Michael Karns (BFA), of Lakehead, California, founded Boundary Waters Screen Printing in Redding, California, in 2011.

90 Trevy McDonald (BA), of Durham, North Carolina, is the 2017 recipient of the David Brinkley Teaching Excellence Award at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism.

92 Mary Downs (MS) and ’94 MSE, of Appleton, Fox Valley Technical College Foundation executive director, received the Janet Berry Volunteer of the Year award for exemplary volunteerism.

93 Robert Koeppen (BS), of Clintonville, is a captain with Delta Airlines.

96 Jennifer Eisenbart (BA), of Burlington, is the new lifestyles and special section editor for the Daily Jefferson County Union in Fort Akinson.

98 Catherine Caspary (BSN) and ’03 (MSN), of Lomira, completed her doctor of nursing practice degree at Saint Louis University in 2016.

00 Garth Wicinsky (MBA), of Winneconne, has been promoted to senior vice president and chief administrative officer at SECURA Insurance.

01 Natalie Bokelberg (BSE), of Broomfield, Colorado, is employed at the Community College of Denver as an academic adviser for health sciences.

02 John Mueller (BSE), a teacher in the Oshkosh Area School District, was promoted to command sergeant major in the U.S. Army Reserve.

05 Heidi Faris (BS), of Oakdale, Minnesota, is teaching early childhood in a nature preschool.

06 Rosangela Berbert (MSE), of Oshkosh, the executive director of Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley, completed the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative through the Leadership Institute of the Fox Valley.

07 Thomas Bishop (BS), of Kewaskum, has been chief of police for five years at the Kewaskum Police Department.

10 Michael Chastain (BSN), of Peachtree City, Georgia, graduated from Georgetown University in 2013 with a master’s degree in nurse anesthesia and works as a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

12 Lindsey Lucero (MSN), of Kronenwetter, works as a family nurse practitioner at Aspirus FastCare in Abbotsford and the Aspirus Medford Walk-In Clinic.

13 Megan Tyjeski (BFA), of Oshkosh, works for Cadre as a contract employee. She also runs Megan Art and Photo and is a member of Jambalaya, a downtown gallery.

14 Matthew Wolfert (BSE), of Grand Chute, joined the Peace Corps and volunteered in South Africa for 27 months after graduation.

15 Anthony Snyder (MBA), of Appleton, is CEO of the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board Inc.

16 Joshua Hopfensperger (BSE), of Appleton, teamed with Global Vision International to arrange a three-month volunteer project in Fiji to rebuild the Village of Silana after Cyclone Winston.

17 Matthew Peat (BBA), of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a human resource associate with Georgia-Pacific Corporation.

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