Pictured above: Tracey (Marohn) Miller (EHS) (MS) shared her UWO pride with her Titan pennant on the Cliffs of Mohr, Ireland.
The following Class Notes were received recently in the UW Oshkosh Alumni Office:
’61 Lou Marohn (EHS) and ’62 Pat (Long) Marohn (EHS), of Glenview, Illinois, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
’64 Patricia (Oaks) Jungers (EHS), of Waupaca, is a retired teacher. Jungers’ granddaughter, a member of the Titan women’s rugby team, graduated from UWO in December, 2019.
’69 James Ross (B), of The Woodlands, Texas, enjoys playing golf, traveling the world, and spending quality time with his eight grandchildren in retirement.
’73 Richard “Dick” Adam (LS), of Madison, retired after 44 years in supply chain management. Adam enjoys spending time with his granddaughter and officiating high school sports. Adam was inducted into the Madison East High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his fundraising work with the Booster Club.
’73 Brad Thurman (EHS), of Milwaukee, owns the Coffee Makes You Black coffee shop featuring African art and images of black musicians and sports heroes. Thurman was formerly a 16-year firefighter with the Milwaukee Fire Department.
’74 Ronald Morken (LS), of Oregon, retired in July as vice president at Transportation Consultants Inc.
’74 Craig Starkweather (EHS), of Wild Rose, retired from teaching and then worked in insurance and supervised Red Cross volunteers in three counties.
’75 Patrick Pazdernik (LS) and ’76 (EHS) and ’81 (MS), of Jamestown, North Carolina, retired after 30 years with Kimberly-Clark, most recently as director of global business development. Pazdernik is a part-time adjunct marketing professor at High Point University.
’77 Brenda (Anderson) Mueller (LS) and ’80 (MS), of Merrill, enjoys traveling with her husband in retirement. Mueller recently welcomed a new grandson, Ashton.
’80 Randal Kreienbrink (LS), of Santa Ana, California, is vice president of marketing at Martin Bauer Group.
’80 James Stadtmueller (LS), of Neenah, is a 20-year purchasing and transportation manager with Badger Plug Company, a producer of industrial packaging solutions.
’81 Jane (Anderson) Handler (N), of Green Bay, passed away last February. Her husband, Christopher Handler, built a Little Free Library at their home as a memorial to her.
’81 Dennis Raabe (MS), of Plover, is the interim superintendent of the Fall River School District. Raabe has over 40 years of public education experience.
’84 Chris Geiger (EHS), of Carrollton, Georgia, retired as director of the Center for Student Involvement at the University of West Georgia.
’86 John Stoeger (B) and ’91 Cindy (Vandenboogard) Stoeger (B), of Appleton, have been married since 1991. The Stoeger’s have four children, three of whom either graduated from or are attending UW Oshkosh. John is a partner at Stoeger & Associates, LLC, a real estate investment and management company.
’87 John Morelli (LS), of Oshkosh, is the vice president of CORRIM Company, LLC.
’88 Mark Bohn (LS), of Omro, is in his 31st year of teaching high school social studies.
’89 Sheri (Theisen) Amidon (LS), of Campbellsport, celebrated 30 years of employment with EP-Direct. Amidon is the executive vice president and oversees administrative, financial and human resource facets of the company. Amidon also serves on the UW Oshkosh Alumni Board of Directors.
’89 Mohn Yaziz Mohd Isa (MBA), of Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia, received the First Global Waqf Award for academic achievements from the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. He serves ad Dean at the Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.
’89 Timothy Hiers (LS) and ’05 (MPA), of Milton, retired from the Janesville Police Department after over 30 years of service.
’89 Mark Putzke (LS), of Berlin, chief deputy with Green Lake County, is retiring after a 32-year career in law enforcement.
’90 Mark Bloedow (EHS), of Madison, is the director of The Ringing Badgers Handbell Ensemble. Bloedow is also an assistant professor of music at Concordia University Wisconsin, the executive/artistic director of Maestro Productions, Inc., and music director at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Madison.
’91 Jeff Bulinski (B), of Phoenix, Arizona, held his annual Christmas lights display with over 63,000 lights on his house and 9,000 lights on a tunnel. Bulinski is the vice president of Graebel.
’91 Brian Laird (B) and ’99 (MBA), of Naperville, Illinois, is a senior manager in the global corporate strategy group for Molson Coors.
’95 Stacy (Braun) Lucht (EHS) and ’99 (MSE), of Wausau, has worked in advertising and marketing for Midwest Communications for 22 years. Lucht and her husband, ’93 Brett Lucht (B) and (LS), have a daughter who is currently attending UWO.
’94 Jackie (Garoville) Kujawa (N), of Oshkosh, an employee health nurse/specialist with Aurora Medical Center, has been married to ’93 Christopher Kujawa (EHS) for 25 years. The Kujawa’s have two sons.
’94 Michelle Rippe (LS), of Phoenix, Arizona, is a speech therapist in the Washington Elementary School District. Rippe earned a master’s degree in Educational Guidance Counseling in 1997 and has lived in Arizona since 1994.
’94 Jeff Schneider (LS), of Oshkosh, is the new CEO of the Oshkosh Community YMCA. Schneider has 30 years of experience working at YMCAs as the Oshkosh branch senior vice president and the 20th Avenue Y branch executive.
’94 Daniel Truttschel (LS), of Mount Pleasant, a sports journalist in the Southern Lakes region, has lost over 200 pounds during the past year. Truttschel is documenting his journey through weight loss in hopes of writing a book and plans to go skydiving as a reward to himself.
’95 Tracey (Marohn) Miller (EHS) and ’00 (MS), of Omro, shared her UWO pride with her Titan pennant on the Cliffs of Mohr, Ireland.
’95 Bridget (Moericke) Richter (LS), of Iola, is a legal assistant with Waupaca County. Richter has 22 years of experience in law enforcement.
’96 Jennifer Eisenbart (LS), of Aitkin, Minnesota, is the editor of the Aitkin Independent Age. Eisenbart has been in newspaper journalism for over 20 years, most recently as the lifestyles and special sections editor at the Daily Jefferson County Union in Fort Atkinson.
’97 Marcia Teal (B) and ’08 (MBA), of Oshkosh, is a managing partner at Teal Consulting Group, LLC where she prepares business valuations and forensic analysis. Teal is now a Florida snowbird.
’98 Stephanie (Ecker) Adamietz (B), of Chilton, is a business education teacher with the Stockbridge School District. Adamietz will graduate with a master’s degree in education in spring.
’02 Kristine Schoonover (MS), of Hartland, received the Friends of the Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin Award. Schoonover is an associate professor in the golf enterprise program at UW-Stout.
’04 Teri Grossheim (LS), of Chicago, Illinois, received an industry Business-to-Business (B2B) Award for her engineering work while she was an engineer at CDW. Grossheim recently completed her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Information Systems from DePaul University.
’05 Joshua Kiecker (LS), of Fremont, is celebrating his 15 years with J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. where he is a search engine marketing analyst.
’06 Becky Bender (EHS), of Cambria, is an early learning teacher with the Rio Community School District. Bender and her colleague developed Project Wild Child to allow students to connect with nature and learn through play, spending every Monday in the school forest. Project Wild Child received the NBC 15 Making a Difference Award.
’06 Kristina Meilahn (LS), of Campbellsport, was promoted to lieutenant and detective with the Fond du Lac Police Department. Meilahn is currently the school resource officer at Fond du Lac High School.
’07 Victoria (Ebben) Svitavsky (EHS), of Waupun, is a teacher with the Department of Corrections. Svitavsky is interested in the topic of white privilege.
’08 Lucas Brown (MBA), of Sturgeon Bay, is assistant vice president and fundraising campaign director at Lawrence University.
’09 Rachel (Salzsieder) Cohen (N), of Suamico, has worked in the nursing field since graduation as a staff nurse on the float team at Bellin Hospital as well as private duty nursing through the State of Wisconsin.
’09 Eric Ryer (MPA), of Port Washington, is the interim town administrator in Cedarburg where he has been an assistant administrator for five years.
’12 Crystal Dziadosz Brown (LS), of Cudahy, is a production artist at Custom Print and Stitch, a contract screen print and embroidery shop. Brown and her husband welcomed twins in October.
’12 Amy Clark (N) and ’17 (DNP), of Sheboygan, is a palliative care nurse practitioner at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.
’13 Ryan Kempf (LS) and ’14 Theresa (Henke) Kempf (LS), of Johnson Creek, met in 2012 at a UWO Science Club event. The Kempfs have been married since 2015 and have two children.
’14 Michael Bramann (B), of Marina del Rey, California, is an analyst with Capital Forensics, Inc., working on cases involving fraud and compliance as well as business development and marketing. Bramann, along with friends from UW Oshkosh, started a nutrition company called MCTco which sells keto-friendly nutrition bars.
’14 Jenell Riesner (B), of San Luis Obispo, California, is launching season 3 of the wellness podcast, The True North Collective, which showcases candid conversations on wellness.
’14 Ben Sanderfoot (EHS), of Oshkosh, became the third ever two-time bone marrow donor to two separate recipients, inspired by the Be the Match event while he was a student at UWO.
’15 Anne (Coleman) Jensen (EHS), of Menasha, married Scott Jensen in August with a reception at the UW Oshkosh Culver Family Welcome Center. Jensen is a math teacher at Winneconne Middle School.
’15 Kristin Redmann (LS), of Oshkosh, was promoted to a leadership position after four years as a medical technologist at Mercy Medical Center.
’16 Lee Dempsey (LS), of Clearfield, Utah, works in customer supply chain support for Fastenal.
’16 Joanna (Wavrunek) Guza (LS), of Denmark, and her husband Brian welcomed their first baby in October. Joanna is a marketing and digital communications manager with the Dairy Business Association. The Guzas have also started farming garlic.
’16 Emily Mallek (EHS), of Plover, is the athletic director for McDonell Area Catholic Schools.
’16 Megan (Rimkus) Resch (B) and ’16 Bryan Resch (LS), of Wauwatosa, were married in September.
’16 Evan Schultz (LS), of Monticello, is a senior in the Blackhawk Technical College radiography program.
’16 JuliAnn Stanis (N), of Portland, Oregon, is a registered nurse at Oregon Health and Science University. Stanis obtained certifications in maternal newborn nursing and is an internationally certified lactation consultant.
’16 Christina (Gorchynsky) Trapani (LS), of Milwaukee, received her master’s degree in Digital Communication Strategies at Marquette University as well as the Dean’s Recognition Award for Outstanding Graduate Assistant. Trapani, was married in September and is a marketing team leader at Amla Commerce, a global computer software company.
’17 Kelsey (Bergum) Croker (N), of Eagle River, is a registered nurse in the emergency department at Howard Young Medical Center.
’17 Jamie Hines (N), of Milton, is manager of the medical floor at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville.
’17 Justine Whitman (B), of Menasha, is an associate underwriter for Integrity Insurance in Appleton.
’18 Brittney Klingler (N), of Janesville, is a registered nurse with Mercy Health System.
’19 Madeline Bartels (LS), of Monticello, is completing a master’s degree in school psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
’19 Rajon Lynch (LS), of Appleton, is the director of the Houdini Museum of New York. Lynch is a 23-year-old magician who has performed his dinner-show program, Now Serving Magic, at the History Museum at the Castle and Houdini’s Escape Gastropub in Appleton and the Time Community Theater in Oshkosh.
’19 Brett Wittchow (B), of Olpe, Germany, plays professional basketball with European team TVO Biggesee. Wittchow was a member of the 2019 Titan men’s basketball national championship team.
’20 Malinda Arneson (EHS), of Kimberly, is a volunteer for the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes.