The following Class Notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office:
’68 Margaret Jones (BS), and ’71 Joseph Jones (BS), of Iola, were named Citizens of the Year for 2018 by the Iola-Scandinavia Chamber of Commerce. They started Jones Publishing (now JP Media) in 1986 and have contributed in leadership roles for various organizations and activities.
’70 Lawrence Thompson (BS), of Plano, Texas, is in sales at CW Custom Flooring.
’74 Maggie McCullough (BS), of Mount Calvary, was the commencement speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac spring ceremony. McCullough has worked as an independent consultant in the areas of governance, planning and operations management for nonprofit human services agencies, long-term care programs and small business for the past 20 years following 20 years of employment in hospitals.
’75 Gerald “Jerry” Burke (BS), of Oshkosh, is a recipient of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association’s Local Broadcast Legends Award for individuals who work behind the scenes and within their communities to fulfill the commitment broadcasters have made to serve their local communities. He worked in WBAY’s Fox Valley bureau and taught radio TV news at UWO.
’76 Jeanne (Womaski) Tondryk (BBA), of Oshkosh, is the founder and owner of Selective Shows, which produces the Time of Your Life Senior Expo held at the Oshkosh Convention Center.
’83 Duane Knudson (BS), of San Marcos, Texas, is a professor of biomechanics in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University. Knudson has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, an honorary organization for those who have made significant and sustained contributions to the kinesiology field through scholarship and professional service.
’84 Stephen Foster (BBA), of Winneconne, is the retired vice president and team leader for Sturm Foods in Manawa. Foster is a trustee on the Village of Winneconne Board.
’85 Tina (Kempf) Bettin (BSN), ’89 (MSN), of Marion, a nurse practitioner at ThedaCare Physicians in New London and Manawa, will receive Clintonville Public School District’s Distinguished Alumnus Honoris award.
’87 Mike Pinch (BBA), of New London, was elected 4th District Alderman for the city of New London. Pinch is a water supervisor with New London utilities.
’88 Craig Dickman (MBA), of Green Bay, is the managing director at Titletown Tech and the founder of Breakthrough Fuel. Dickman received the Free Enterprise Award from the Rotary Club of Green Bay.
’90 Lyn (Moede) Rogers (BS), of Milwaukee, was recognized during the May 7 Brewers game at Miller Park as the Brewers Hero of the Game for her 24 years of service in the U.S. Army.
’92 Vince Dyksinski (BBA), of Appleton, co-owns the Stone Toad restaurant in Menasha, which received the 2019 People’s Choice Award from the Wisconsin Area Music Industry for best venue.
’94 Karla Huston (BSE) and ’03 (MA), of Appleton, was honored at the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region’s Celebrating Volunteers Gala in May. Huston was awarded the Hanns Kretzschmar Award for Excellence in the Arts, which recognizes leadership and volunteer service in local arts organizations and activities.
’95 Rebecca Hart (BA), of Genoa City, authored the book Crossed Paths: A Collection of People Stories. The book is an inspiring collection of Hart’s stories of everyday encounters.
’98 Steven Hooyman (BSN), of Appleton, is president of Copper Harbor Investment Advisors.
’99 Shannon Schuren (BS), of Sheboygan Falls, authored the book The Virtue of Sin. Schuren is a children’s materials librarian at the Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library.
’00 Audra Hovorka Mead (MBA), of Wautoma, was inducted into the Adams-Friendship Area Education Foundation’s Academic Hall of Fame, which recognizes alumni and former staff members for outstanding accomplishments in their field of work or study and enhancing the reputation of the school and community. Mead is the chief culture officer for Fox World Travel Inc. in Oshkosh.
’00 Curt Wiebelhaus (BBA), and ’00 Jodi (Wierzbicki) Wiebelhaus (BSN), of Mukwonago, developed Agape Agrihood, a single-family residential community set around a farm in Mukwonago. Jodi is a doctoral- prepared nurse practitioner with ProHealth Care, and Curt is a consultant for area school districts.
’01 Gayle McCabe (BS), of Sherwood, works for the Outagamie County crisis department with adults and children who are struggling with mental health or substance abuse. The Kaukauna High School girls soccer teams’ annual “Breast Cancer Awareness Night” benefited McCabe, who was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer.
’03 Erin Krebs (BME), of Appleton, is the 2019 Wisconsin Area Music Industry’s Female Vocalist of the Year. Krebs taught music in schools for a decade and is now focusing on her career as a vocalist while teaching private lessons.
’04 Jessica Loos (BBA), of Rosemount, Minnesota, vice president and risk services manager at U.S. Bank in St. Paul, is a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
’06 Abby (Burlingame) Meddaugh (BS), of Waukesha, is the associate dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
’07 Chelsea (Liebetrau) Miller (BFA), of Sun Prairie, is the 2020 Wisconsin Elementary Teacher of the Year. Miller is an art teacher at Sullivan and West elementary schools in the Jefferson School District.
’09 Kyle Schoonover (BS), of Ripon, a deputy sheriff with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, serves as a patrol deputy and K9 handler.
’10 Amanda Betts-Regina (BA) and ’15 Nathan Regina (BBA), of Milwaukee, visited Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France.
’11 Adam Nothem (BS), of Washington, District of Columbia, is manager of global community health programs at the Special Olympics Headquarters. Nothem was formerly a member of the Peace Corps.
’12 Ashley Erickson (BSN) (BA), of Sun Prairie, is an operating room nurse circulator with UW Health. Erickson is pursuing her Certified Nurse, Operating Room (CNOR) certification.
’13 Ryan Burg (BLS), of Sheboygan, is an employer support coordinator for HSA Bank.
’13 Ryan King (BSE) and ’17 (MS), of Oshkosh, was recognized at the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE) awards ceremony as the Pre-Service Educator Mentor Award recipient for a sustained pattern of mentoring pre-service educators for at least five years. King is a sixth-grade math teacher at Webster Stanley Middle School in Oshkosh.
’13 Alecia Raschke (BSN), of Fremont, owns the Blue Top Resort on Fremont’s Partridge Lake with her husband, Reid.
’14 John Dewitt (BSE), of West Allis, is the 2019 UW Oshkosh Honors Alumni Award Recipient. Dewitt teaches and coaches at Nathan Hale High School and is an accomplished runner. He is the first full-time educator to receive this award.
’16 Cody Stingley (BSE), of Deforest, was recognized at the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE) awards ceremony as recipient of the Early Career Educator Award. Stingley teaches algebra, geometry, advanced placement (AP) calculus and AP computer science at Deforest High School.
’18 Katherine Kress (BBA), of Appleton, was awarded the 2018 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Elijah Watt Sells Award, given each year to those with the highest cumulative scores on the CPA examination. Kress works for CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) LLP in Appleton.
• AAS — Associate of Arts and Science Degree
• B — Business
• EHS — Education and Human Services
• LLCE — Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement
• LS — Letters and Science
• N — Nursing
• DNP — Doctor of Nursing Practice
• EdD — Doctor of Education
• 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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