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’69 John Breaker (EHS) and ’75 (MSE), of Menasha, is a retired physical education teacher. Breaker coordinates the annual Menasha All-City Grade School Track and Field Wellness Day and other fitness events through the Menasha Joint School District.

’73 Jane (Esser) Gurno (EHS), of Fond du Lac, has taught in the Campbellsport School District for 50 years.

’79 LeAnn Jungenberg-Klumb (EHS), of Adams, is mayor of the city of Adams. Jungenberg-Klumb had been on the city council for six years and is a retired teacher from the Adams-Friendship Area School District.

’81 Julie Thenell (EHS) and ’87 (MSE), of Boulder, Colorado, is a private practice nutrition consultant who serves as chair for both the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board and Certified Dietary Supplement Professional Committee for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.

’87 Ken Stephanie (B), of Fond du Lac, is the finance director for Green Lake County.

’89 Carla Buboltz (EHS), of De Pere, is retiring as superintendent of the Wrightstown School District where she has served since 2002.

’89 Joy (Vandenbush) Persinger (EHS), of Cato, is retiring after 32 years of elementary teaching, primarily at Valders Elementary School.

’90 Trevy McDonald (LS), of Durham, North Carolina, is the associate dean for ABIDE (Access, Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

’90 Janet (Thorne) Paisar (EHS), of Gresham, was initiated as a new member in the Delta Kappa Gamma Nu Chapter, an international society of key women educators in Waupaca and Shawano Counties. Paisar is a second grade teacher at Rexford-Longfellow Elementary School in Clintonville.

’92 Dan Mella (EHS), of Glenbeulah, is retiring as Plymouth Schools superintendent. Mella has worked 21 years in the district and served as superintendent since 2020.

’95 Terri Trantow (MBA), of De Pere, a private wealth managing director at US Bank, earned the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award, which recognizes efforts made to support soldiers and veterans through a wide range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence when needed.

’96 Brenda Valley (EHS) and ’99 (MS), of Green Bay, has taught second grade at Oneida Nation Elementary School for 17 years. Valley, who worked at the UWO Residence Life Fitness Center, still prioritizes fitness and is a member of the Green Bay Moms Run This Town/She Runs This Town for over five years.

’98 Albert Brass (MSE), of Joliet, Illinois, is the principal of Kankakee High School in the Kankakee School District. Brass was the former grade level principal at Proviso East High School in Maywood.

’98 Kelly (Risner) Heroux (B), of Peshtigo, will serve a three-year term on the Wisconsin Bankers Association Board of Directors. Heroux is the president and CEO of Peshtigo National Bank.

Nancy Ostrowski

’98 Nancy (Stelter) Ostrowski (B) and ’07 (MBA), of Oshkosh, leads the customer logistics organization managing Amazon, direct-to-consumer orders and Omnichannel integration for Kimberly-Clark.

’99 Dean Kane (B), of Denmark, will be inducted into the International Softball Congress Hall of Fame in August. Kane is a senior treasury analyst with Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.

’99 Derek Owens (LS), of Chicago, Illinois, is senior vice president and general counsel at Caterpillar Inc. Owens will transition into chief legal officer and general counsel.

’00 Elisabeth (Salazar) Thomsen (LS), of Sussex, is the American Cancer Society’s executive director for Milwaukee. Thomsen has over 20 years of leadership in the nonprofit sector, previously working for Children’s of Wisconsin and March of Dimes.

’01 Jacquelyn (Carey) Kiffmeyer (EHS), of Oshkosh, is the director of secondary schools in the Oshkosh Area School District. Kiffmeyer was formerly the principal at Oshkosh North High School.

’01 Erin Kohl (EHS), of Oshkosh, is the director of elementary schools in the Oshkosh Area School District. Kohl has been the principal at Oshkosh West High School since 2013.

’02 James Nighbor (EHS), of Berlin, is the 2023 Clintonville Public School District Teacher of the Year. Nighbor has taught health and physical education for 21 years.

’03 Danen Kane (LS), of Ronkonkoma, New York, is a Christian singer/songwriter who has played almost 3,000 events in multiple states and three countries.

Deanne Koll

’03 Deanne (Bahti) Koll (LS), of Roberts, an attorney with Bakke Norman, S.C., was elected treasurer of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

’03 Tressa (Wilson) Votis (EHS), of Argonne, delivered the commencement speech at her alma mater, Crandon High School, where she taught advanced placement classes. Votis also established the Crandon chapter of Psi Alpha Honor Society in Psychology and received the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation for Excellence in Teaching Award in 2022.

’04 Jill (Kincaid) Oelslager (EHS), of Muskego, is interim superintendent for the Burlington Area School District for the 2023-24 school year.

’05 Sara (Walzer) Clark (N), of Kaukauna, graduated from the 2022-23 Leadership Fox Cities program. Clark is a manager of patient care with Ascension.

’05 Elizabeth (Woodworth) Kujawa (LS), of Berlin, is a member of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s NCAA Division III Athlete Hall of Fame class of 2023. Kujawa won three consecutive indoor and outdoor 800-meter run titles from 2002-04 to become the only athlete in NCAA Division III history to accomplish that feat.

’07 Meghan (DuFour) Sherwood (EHS), of Appleton, graduated from the 2022-23 Leadership Fox Cities program. Sherwood is the associate director of community engagement at United Way Fox Cities.

Kate Bennett

’09 Kate (Goedtel) Bennett (LS), of Oconomowoc, is a lead behavioral health consultant at Children’s Wisconsin. Bennett received her doctoral degree in clinical social work from the University of Kentucky in 2022.

’09 Adam Dorn (LS), of New London, graduated from the 2022-23 Leadership Fox Cities program. Dorn is the assistant chief of fire prevention/fire marshal with Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue.

’09 Jacquline Smedberg (MSE), of Appleton, graduated from the 2022-23 Leadership Fox Cities program. Smedberg is principal of Appleton East High School and the Tesla Engineering Charter School.

’13 Anthony Miller Jr. (LS) and ’15 (MS), of Neenah, is the Oshkosh Area School District’s director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Miller was formerly the Scholars for Success manager at Fox Valley Technical College.

’14 Craig Schott (LS), of Neenah, graduated from the 2022-23 Leadership Fox Cities program. Schott is a senior architect with Thrivent.

’14 Chris Tarmann (EHS), of Neenah, was honored with the Dale Brunner Hall of Fame Award, a prestigious service honor granted to law enforcement members supporting Special Olympics Wisconsin.

’15 Matthew Onstad (LS), of Middleton, was the featured musician at the Middleton Community Orchestra’s spring concert in May. Onstad is an assistant professor of trumpet at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he teaches applied trumpet, coaches chamber music, performs with the Whitewater Brass Quartet and teaches arts appreciation courses.

’15 Ryan Steiskal (LS), of Milwaukee, won the Wisconsin Fairtastic Poster Art Competition; the only artist to have won the competition twice. Steiskal’s illustration will be printed and sold as posters and postcards during the Wisconsin State Fair, with proceeds benefitting the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation.

Ryan Steiskal

’16 Melissa (Kaminski) Smith (B), of Freedom, graduated from the 2022-23 Leadership Fox Cities program. Smith is a tax manager with Wipfli LLP.

’16 Amanda Sosnosky (MBA), of Mishicot, was named president of the board of directors Association of Wisconsin Surgery Centers. Sosnosky is the administrator of Orthopedic Surgery Center of the Fox Valley and Orthopedic Surgery Center of Green Bay.

’17 Zach Zabel (B) and ’21 (MBA), of Oshkosh, is vice president of programs for the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Zabel was formerly the workforce program coordinator.

’18 Ariel Kimbalek (N) and ’22 (DNP), of Green Bay, joined the gastroenterology team at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center.

’20 Paige Zoelk (LS), of Appleton, graduated from the 2022-23 Leadership Fox Cities program. Zoelk is an assistant branch manager with Community First Credit Union.

’22 Brady Bierman (LS), of De Pere, is a digital AV coordinator with PMI Entertainment Group. Bierman was previously a director at NBC 26 in Green Bay.

’22 Nina Loomis (LS), of Oshkosh, is the urban farm manager at Grow It Forward, Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit hydroponic farm. Loomis oversees 51 hydroponic units and is passionate about providing dignified access to good food for those in need.

’22 Gideon Patrick (LS), of Oshkosh, is a filmmaker who released a new independent film, u bored u die. Patrick has created several narrative shorts and more than 50 documentary shorts,

’23 Brianna Gonnering (LS), of Kimberly, is the special events coordinator for the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce.

’23 Tommy Truty (EHS), of Oshkosh, led Shoes for Sunshine, a collection of new and gently worn shoes gathered by the Franki Moscato Foundation in Oshkosh. The shoes will be sold by the pound and funds will be used to support Moscato’s mission of preventing teen suicide.