Pictured above: ’08 Travis Koch (LS) received the University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education’s Influential Educator Award. Koch is a special education case manager at Oregon High School.
’69 Ted DuFour (EHS) and ’74 (MSE), of Appleton, has been retired from the UW System for five years. He is married to ’70 Susan (Fredenberg) DuFour (EHS).
’71 Kay (Coverstone) Bantz (LS), of Waukesha, is a retired art teacher from the School District of Waukesha. She enjoys spending time with her two granddaughters.
’71 Nancy (Erskine) Cerny (EHS) and ’71 Arnold Cerny (LS) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
’71 Stephen Jacoby (EHS), of West Allis, retired in 2005.
’71 Craig Pfeffer (LS), of Tampa, Florida, was given the title of platinum songwriter by the CEO of MERF Music Group in Nashville, Tennessee after a long radio broadcasting career in cities such as Oshkosh, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Los Angeles. Pfeffer’s latest song I’ll Show You Mine is on hold with country music star Carly Pearce.
’74 Nancy Gehrig (LS), of St. Paul, Minnesota, exhibits her botanical art nationally and internationally. Gehrig teaches colored pencil and graphite drawing following her retirement from a career in database and system administration.
’75 Ted Conrardy (LS), of Montgomery, Illinois, enjoys traveling, golf, spending time with his four granddaughters and being a Florida snowbird in his retirement.
’75 Patrick Pazdernik (LS) and ’76 (EHS) and ’81 (MS), of Jamestown, North Carolina, is an adjunct business/marketing professor at High Point University following a 28-year career at Kimberly Clark. Pazdernik is a volunteer with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina and builds and repairs sweep-hand clocks.
’76 Bev (Irion) Chodur (LS), of Kensett, Iowa, retired after a 43-year career in social work.
’78 Thomas Dowling (LS), of Omro, retired from a 38-year dental career. Dowling made several compassion trips around the world, spreading Christianity while he provided free dental care in impoverished countries.
’87 Scott Tesch (LS), of Wausau, enjoyed a career in the finance industry and as an entrepreneur and is now self-employed. After moving several times for promotions throughout his career, he is back in Wausau where he grew up and enjoys cross country skiing and body building.
’94 Pamela (Woelfel) Schneider (B), of De Pere, is a member of the Business Practice Group at von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
’97 Kelly Schweiner (EHS) and ’01 (MS), of Oshkosh, is in her 24th year of teaching physical education. Schweiner’s daughter is attending UW Oshkosh for a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
’04 Karen Carley (N), of Omro, was named the Omro Herald’s 2020 Newsmaker of the Year for her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Carley is the Omro School District’s director of health and nursing services.
’04 Garth Larson (EHS) and ’18 (EDD) and ’03 Tamara (Potter) Larson (LS), of Winneconne, started FIRST Educational Resources, a company that has worked with over 1,600 school districts throughout North America and 75,000 educators globally. The Larsons have six comprehensive learning centers focused on collective teacher efficacy, assessment and grading, literacy and instructional coaching, professional learning communities, social and emotional learning and publishing.
’05 Kristin Rogers (B), of Jasper, Texas, is a logistics coordinator with Louisiana Pacific Building Solutions.
’06 LaKeisha (Anderson) Haase (B), of Oshkosh, is the first African American judge in Winnebago County and is serving as a circuit court judge. Haase was formerly a private practice attorney representing individuals and families in criminal and family law matters.
’07 Pa Lee Moua (MS), of Appleton, earned a PhD in Leadership from Marian University. Moua is the associate dean of students for diversity at Lawrence University.
’08 Travis Koch (LS), of Fitchburg, received the University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education’s Influential Educator Award. Koch is a special education case manager at Oregon High School.
’08 Travis Sullivan (N), of Oshkosh, is the president of the Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists (WIANA). Sullivan is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) with Oshkosh-based Anesthesia Services of the Fox Valley.
’09 Robyn Nelson (LS), of Redmond, Washington, is earning a graduate certificate in business information systems at Colorado State University and working part-time as a personal assistant for a Microsoft executive.
’10 Eric O’Neil (LS), of Green Bay, celebrated 10 years as a production assistant with NBC26, WGBA-TV.
’11 Mandy Stanley (MPA), of Friendship, is a member of the Adams-Friendship Area School District’s Board of Education. Stanley is a social worker and director of the Marquette County Department of Human Services.
’12 Tori (Johnson) Gerding (B), of Maple Bluff, owns Ancora Coffee cafes. Gerding opened a third cafe at the former Manna Café and Bakery location in Madison.
’15 Stacy (Schreiber) Rohloff (EHS), of Kaukauna, is a probation and parole agent for the State of Wisconsin.
’17 Evan Freimuth (B), of Appleton, owns Venture Wisconsin, LLC and Free and Brave Communications.
’17 Collin Precour (LS), of Phillips, is a chiropractor with Borealis Wellness Clinic in Medford.
’19 Karen Herberger (LS), of McKinney, Texas, is a project coordinator at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
’19 Alexandra Holt (B), of Winneconne, completed a 12-week graduate course at New Approach School for Jewelers (NASJ). Holt is a jeweler at Holt’s Diamond Jewelry Store.
’19 Kathryn Jozwowski (EHS), of Saukville, teaches English at Ozaukee High School and is the Warrior Weekly student newspaper adviser.
’19 Lauren Karwowski (N), of Milwaukee, is a registered nurse in the medical intensive care unit at Froedtert Hospital.
’19 Nicole Peters (LS), of Milwaukee, is in her second semester at the Marquette University School of Dentistry.
’20 Braxton Potrykus (B), of Chicago, Illinois, started Potrykus Construction LLC in the greater Wausau and Fox Valley regions in Wisconsin.