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Pictured above: ’06 Eric Strelitzer (LS), of New Berlin, is a senior media producer with Allspring Global Investments. Strelitzer produces a weekly podcast called On the Trading Desk and wrote, directed and produced an independent feature film called Will and Testament.

’71 Mary (Martin) Hoeft (LS), of Rice Lake, was recognized for 50 years of service to the UW-Eau Claire-Barron County campus. Hoeft was hired as a teacher in 1971 and retired as Professor Emeritus after the fall 2021 semester.

’74 Jon Hermanson (LS) and ’84 (MBA), of Knoxville, Tennessee, retired from the Encompass group after 22 years as head of research and product development and 45 years in the medical device and textile industry. Hermanson also works as a consultant for Tennessee Tech University, where he helps to develop programs in project management.

Patrick Oremus

’77 Arthur Rein (LS), of Waterford, is releasing his first novel, Rolling in the Deep, in summer. The story involves three teenagers, a powerful, small-town family and a dead body at the bottom of a Northern Wisconsin lake.

’77 Rick Vant Hoff (B), of Waupun, was honored with the Waupun Mayoral Recognition Award for his years of service to the Waupun community.

’80 Patrick Oremus (LS), of Stuart, Florida, is retiring as senior director of media productions at AT&T.

Jill Dobbe

’81 Jill Dobbe (LS), of Black Creek, is an international educator who has lived in seven countries and published three travel memoirs. Currently Dobbe is an elementary principal at American School of Tegucigalpa in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Jill is married to ’89 Daniel Dobbe (EHS).

’85 Greg Triggs (LS), of Narrowsburg, New York, released his second novel, That What Makes Us Stronger, about diverse communities in Wisconsin. Triggs is the owner of Strategic Entertainment in New York City.

’88 Dave Price (LS), of Bemidji, Minnesota, is a wildlife biologist for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, performing a wide range of tasks related to wildlife conservation and the preservation of tribal lands.

’91 Marc Nylen (LS) and ’93 (MSE), of Oshkosh, received the Sons of Calvary Brindisi Award for Outstanding Alumni from his alma mater, Saint Lawrence Seminary. In his acceptance speech, Nylen said he was profoundly influenced by his teacher, coach and fellow UW Oshkosh alumnus ’73 Dennis Holm (LS), of Malone, who taught almost 50 years at Saint Lawrence Seminary.

’94 Katie (Calvey) Grant (N), of Menomonee Falls, received the 2022 School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) Women’s Leadership Award, recognizing women leaders who have made a positive difference in their communities. Grant, vice president of clinical integration, led the SSND nursing team through the pandemic and is working to develop a CNA training and certification course to be offered through Milwaukee Catholic Home Management Services.

’94 Donna McMartin (LS), of Berlin, is a senior social worker with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. McMartin is also the Berlin High School Alumni Association president.

’97 Katie (Callan) Ornstein (LS), of Appleton, is a database specialist at the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.

Donna McMartin

’98 Robin West (LS) and ’13 (MSW), of Oshkosh, is a licensed clinical social worker with Lakeside Counseling. West is also trained as an eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapist.

’00 Anne (McCarthy) Michels (EHS), of Oregon, is the founder and executive director of Green Pastures Living, a non-profit business that develops small-scale senior housing projects in rural Wisconsin. Anne is married to ’99 Scott Michels (LS).

’01 Barbara (Fleisner) LaMue (MPA), of Green Bay, joined the Lakeland University Board of Trustees. LaMue is president and CEO of New North Inc., an economic development corporation in Northeast Wisconsin.

’01 Kate McCarthy (MSE), of Shiocton, is a licensed professional counselor with Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley.

’04 Zach Luloff (LS), of Manitowoc, directed a production of Oz at St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy, where he is a drama teacher. Luloff has more than 28 years of experience acting, directing and dancing in local theater.

’04 Karri (Klemm) Oelke (B), of North Fond du Lac, is a marketing officer at the National Exchange Bank and Trust.

’05 Jennifer (Grimmenga) Kohnke (N), of Montello, is a family nurse practitioner for the Gundersen Moundview Hospital and Clinic in Friendship where she specializes in women’s health and pediatrics.

’06 Eric Strelitzer (LS), of New Berlin, is a senior media producer with Allspring Global Investments. Strelitzer produces a weekly podcast called On the Trading Desk and wrote, directed and produced an independent feature film called Will and Testament. Strelitzer is in pre-production for a second independent film called One With Nature.

’13 Braden Frederickson (EHS), of Oshkosh, will be the associate principal at Horace Mann Middle School in the Neenah Joint School District for the 2022-2023 school year. Frederickson has taught sixth grade social studies at Shattuck Middle School in Oshkosh since 2017.

Angela Spialek’s book cover.

’14 Angela Spialek (EHS), of Lansing, Michigan, co-authored Haunted Wausau: the Ghostly History of Big Bull Falls. Spialek is a paraprofessional with Cole Academy East.

’15 Alexa (Nutter) Chiefari (EHS) and ’21 (MSE), of Fennimore, received the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation’s Teacher Fellowship for outstanding educator achievement. Chiefari is a finalist for the Wisconsin representative for National Teacher of the Year.

Paige Phillips

’15 Matthew Onstad (LS), of Middleton, performed with the Whitewater Brass Quintet in the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Music’s Mosaics concert series. Onstad teaches applied trumpet at UWW and is a sergeant in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Onstad is also principal trumpet with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

’17 Melissa Zamzow (LS), of Berlin, is the deputy clerk-treasurer for the City of Green Lake.

’18 Paige Phillips (N), of Oakland Park, Florida, is an assistant nurse manager at Holy Cross Health.

’18 Cody Umentum (LS), of Denmark, has travelled to over 12 countries and completed his second crab-fishing voyage in the Bering Sea on the FV Wizard. Umentum’s experience will be featured on the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch.

’21 Matt Krier (B), of Sheboygan, is an associate financial advisor at Mersberger Financial Group.

’21 Kaitlyn Smith (LS), of Wausau, is a newscast director at News 9 WAOW.