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Class Notes

31 Harriet (Krueger) Kussman (EHS) celebrated her 102nd birthday in May. She enjoys her great-grandchildren, grandchildren, music and researching her family history.

54 Richard Daggett (EHS) is enjoying his retirement, after he served as a middle school principal in West Bend, moved to Florida to teach in private schools and became principal of Highland Park School.

58 David Steinbach (EHS) received the 2010 Jirschele Sports Award, sponsored by the American Legion Post 63, to benefit the Clintonville American Legion baseball team and other youth baseball activities.

60 Thomas Fuszard (LS), a corporate communications consultant, speechwriter and speaker coach, travels to Japan two or three times per year on business. He has three children and six grandchildren.

65 Judith (Tighe) Stang (EHS) published her first book, Lasting Impressions of Door County, an Artist’s Meditations. The book includes more than 30 original paintings of Door County completed over 10 years.

67 Carolyn (Pomering) Rosenberger (EHS) has shown exhibits of her watercolor art throughout Wisconsin, including the Lucille Tack Center for Arts in Spencer, Water Street Arts Gallery in Rothschild and Riverfront Gallery in Stevens Point.

69 Arthur Moen Jr . (LS) and ’74 (MA), a technology librarian at Morton Community College in Cicero, Ill., was appointed to the campuswide Virtual Database Committee in April.

69 Sue (Zoellner) Poquette (EHS) retired from the University of Wisconsin–Marinette, where she taught math courses since 1987. She was named academic instructional staff member of the year in 2005 and 2008.

70 Rev. Michael Lindvall (LS), a keynote speaker at the Summer Leadership Conference, sponsored by Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pa., serves as pastor at The Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. He earned a master’s degree in divinity and wrote the book The Way of Prayer.

71 Janice (Meyer) Thompson (LS), a professor of piano at Arizona State University, directs the piano pedagogy graduate degree programs and administers the Piano Prep/Conservatory program. She has performed as a soloist, collaborative pianist, lecture-recitalist and master class teacher.

72 Robert Barabe (EHS) and ’75 (MSE) retired from his 35-year career in school counseling in the Hudson School District. He plans to read, race bikes, spend time with family and mentor students.

73 Daniel Krhin (LS), director of student support services and McNair Scholars at Ripon College, is completing a second, two-year grant from the Council of Independent Colleges to increase retention and graduation of first-generation college students. Ripon College was selected for the grant from a pool of more than 220 applicants nationwide.

76 Richard Van Dyke (LS) will be president-elect at the Ohio 2010 Music Teachers Association State Conference, hosted in Cleveland, Ohio. He also was named Independent Music Teacher of the Year by the association’s Southwest District.

79 Karl Casper (EHS) and  Kevin Casper (EHS) ’84, both former UW Oshkosh wrestlers, coach the Coleman High School wrestling team, which won the 2010 WIAA State Wrestling Championship.

81 Robert Johnson (MS) is the executive director of the American Foundation of Counseling Services in Green Bay.

82 Col. Brian Haebig (LS) relinquished command of the 402nd Army field support brigade in Iraq in April. He has been selected to fill the position of sustainment chief (G4) for 1st Corps at Joint Base Lewis–McChord, Wash.

83 Lt. Col. Michael Hert (EHS) and ’85 (MSE), who is deployed with the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, serves as the civil military liaison officer to the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, Africa.

84 Susan (Muza) Traska (B) is the executive director of Winnebago County Literacy Council, a nonprofit organization that encourages lifelong literacy.

85 Myra Misles-Krhin (MS), the 2010 Wisconsin Elementary Principal of the Year, traveled to Washington, D.C., in October to receive the award. She is the principal of Barlow Park Elementary School in Ripon.

85 Erin Murphy (N), a Minnesota state representative, was elected to the House District 64A seat in 2006 and is now serving her second term. Before taking office, Murphy was a nurse, a healthcare lobbyist and a staffer in the Minnesota attorney general’s office.

88 Margaret Holdorf (LS) is author of the recently published book Flickertail & Paint, Barnyard Sleuths. Holdorf, who uses the pen name Mary Russel, resides in Fond du Lac.

89 Kerri Cushman (LS) was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of art at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.

89 Monica Winkler (B), a senior marketing manager at Zimbrick Inc., teaches buyer behavior and marketing management at Lakeland College’s Madison campus.

91 Deborah Cleveland (LS) published Man from Macedonia, a collaborative biography with Aaron Johnson, an African-American Baptist preacher who worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. and was devoted to civil rights issues.

92 Rebecca Koszalinski (N) is a third-year doctoral student studying disabilities and technology and a clinical faculty member at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla.

93 Angela Lipschutz (N) joined Theda Clark Medical Center, Women’s Health Specialists, as a nurse practitioner. She earned a master’s degree from the University of California, San Francisco.

94 Vicki (Hoeft) Zimmermann (N) received a master of science in nursing degree from Edgewood College in Madison. She serves as an outreach specialist and nurse planner at the University  of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing and as a charge nurse at Columbus Hospital in Columbus, Wis.

95 Terry Major-Holliday (LS) and ’98 (MSE) won the College Access Champion award in 2009 from the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation for helping students who will be the first in their families to attend college.

96 Ann (Rosinsky) Holsen (LS) opened Heavy Pedal Bicycles in Manitowoc with her husband, Dan.

96 Stephen “Steve” Vessey (EHS) became the Beaver Dam Unified School District’s superintendent in July.

99 Susan Hurlbut (MSN) is a family nurse practitioner at Aurora Medical in Oshkosh.

01 Michael Dallman (MBA), a vice president for regional development at University Health Care, UW Hospital and clinics, is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He resides in Waunakee, with his wife, Naomi.

01 Marie (Martin) Flanagan (LS) and ’09 (MPA) is senior editor for North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, a program that supports and promotes sustainable farming
and ranching.

02 Lori Kraus (LS), senior marketing coordinator at CNN/Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, Ga., has worked in the newsroom, news feeds department and in on-air promotion. She has been with the company for six years.

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03 Michael Paul Miller (LS), a Seattle-based painter and a Peninsula College art instructor, has been recognized with grants and exhibitions in Wisconsin and New York City.

03 James Rennes III (B) and ’07 (MBA) is a senior business credit manager for Schreiber Foods in Green Bay.

04 Michelle Gross (LS) works as an academic adviser for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s College of Business.

05 Jonathan Wos (LS), the artist-in-residence at Washington Middle School in Oconto Falls, designed a large motivational mural depicting character traits instilled in students.

06 Susan Murvich (N) took a 10-day medical mission trip to Bogota, Colombia, with volunteers from Arkansas, Michigan and Wisconsin.

07 Megan Goerlinger (LS) is an assistant athletic trainer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

07 James Strick (MBA) is the Neenah Joint School District’s activities director. Previously, Strick served as the director of men’s hockey communications for the University of Minnesota.

08 Matthew Byczek (N) is the charge nurse for night shifts at the emergency room at Meriter Hospital in Madison.

09 Mary Willett (MPA) is Holmen’s village administrator and clerk. She previously served as administrator in Phillips for five years and as director of former Gov. Tommy Thompson’s northern office in Hayward for four years and for his successor, Gov. Scott McCallum, for two years.

AAS    Associate of Arts and Science
B    Business
EHS    Education and Human Services
LS    Letters and Science
N    Nursing

Graduate degrees
GMBA    Global Master of Business Administration
MA    Master of Arts
MBA    Master of Business Administration}
MPA    Master of Public Administration
MS    Master of Science
MSE    Master of Science in Education
MSN    Master of Science in Nursing
MST    Master of Science in Teaching
MSW    Master of Social Work

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