Pictured above: ’16 Heather (Maas) Ripp (B) is the human resource coordinator at Riesterer & Schnell.
’70 Nancy More (EHS), of Lomira, co-authored From Inside the Heart-The Golden Years of Heart Surgery, a book dedicated to the surgeons who pioneered the revolution of heart surgery and lifesaving cardiac operations from 1975-2005.
’71 Conrad Brzostowicz (LS), of Muskego, is retired and awaits his ninth grandchild in June.
’72 Thomas Davis (EHS), of Sturgeon Bay, wrote Meditation on Ceremonies of Beginnings, a book of poetry reflecting on the history of the tribal college movement and the world of Indigenous nations.
’73 Robert “Bob” Lochner (B), of Prairie du Sac, is retiring and selling his chain of Ace Hardware stores. Lochner joined the family business in 1977, carrying on his family’s legacy started in 1951.
’74 Jon Hermanson (LS) and ’84 (MBA), of Knoxville, Tennessee, co-developed the Covaire Intubation Drape, a patent-pending, clear drape to be used in emergency and operating rooms where clinicians need safe access to patients. Hermanson is a product development manager with Emcompass Group.
’77 Cheryl “Cheri” (Wilkins) Sheridan (B), of Encinitas, California, is retired from a sales career, primarily in healthcare industries. Sheridan has daughters and grandchildren on the east and west coasts.
’79 Greg Peck (LS), of Janesville, published Memories of Marshall, Ups and Downs of Growing Up in a Small Town. All profits from this book benefit the Marshall Area Historical Society in Dane County. Peck is a retired opinion page editor with the Janesville Gazette.
’81 Michael Bernardin (LS), of Los Alamos, New Mexico, retired from a 35-year career with Los Alamos National Laboratory, most recently as associate laboratory director. In 2015, Bernardin was named a laboratory fellow, an honor reserved for the top two percent of the staff.
’87 John Voelker (LS), of Madison, was announced the secretary of the Department of Employee Trust Funds, effective April 2021. Voelker has been the deputy secretary since 2014.
’88 Mike Elter (LS), of Drummonds, Tennessee, is a substance abuse counselor at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary. Elter says it is the most rewarding job he has ever had.
’95 Kara (Jabas) Abel (LS), of Seattle, Washington, has worked five years at Oracle in the construction and engineering business unit. Abel enjoys outdoor adventures and volunteering to help people get their United States citizenship.
’96 Doug DeRosier (LS), of Delafield, is a surgical solutions account manager with 3M representing the surgical site infection product portfolio and covering 40 hospitals. DeRosier received a rank promotion and won the 3M Champion’s Inner Circle award for being in the top 15 sales representatives out of 250.
’00 Emily (Christianson) Haupt (LS) and ’07 (MS), of Appleton, is vice president of talent strategies with The Boldt Company. Haupt is also adjunct faculty at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
’01 Erik Swan (MBA), of Ashwaubenon, joined the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Swan has worked at Associated Bank since 1996, most recently as a district senior credit officer.
’02 Steve Thiemke (LS), of Oshkosh, is the program director at Cumulus Media, 103.9 WVBO, 1490 WOSH and 1280 WNAM. Thiemke is married to ’03 Jacqueline (Bell) Thiemke (EHS).
’04 Jill (Kincaid) Oelslager (EHS), of Muskego, is the Burlington Area School District’s assistant superintendent, effective July 1. Oelslager is currently the district’s teaching and learning coordinator and principal at Karcher Middle School. Oelslager has 17 years of experience in education.
’05 Tracy Plamann (EHS), of Menasha, is the senior manager for community education and prevention at Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs.
’14 Nick Baus (LS) and ’16 (MPA), of Monona, manages the sales and development program for United Rentals.
’16 Lee Dempsey (LS), of Viola, is a business development coordinator with Fastenal. He is happy his position moved him back to the Midwest.
’16 Megan Lamers-Beardsley (EHS), of Oshkosh, is the Green Lake site coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area. Lamers-Beardsley is married to ’16 Michael Beardsley (B).
’16 Alex Olson (B), of Mukwonago, is the senior inside sales representative with Diamond Assets LLC and the School District of Milton’s head varsity basketball coach.
’16 Heather (Maas) Ripp (B), of Clintonville, is the human resource coordinator at Riesterer & Schnell. Ripp believes the experiences she had at her UWO internship prepared her for a successful career.
’17 Brett Baehman (LS), of Oshkosh, is the alumni and communications coordinator for St. Mary Catholic Schools. Baehman previously worked for the Lourdes Academy marketing department.
’17 Justine Whitman (B), of Menasha, is a commercial lines underwriter with Integrity Insurance. Whitman received her Associate in Commercial Underwriting (AU) designation and is currently working toward her Associate in General Insurance (AINS) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designations.
’18 Janelle Sharpee (B) and (LS), of San Jose, California, is a zone operations manager with Frito-Lay. Sharpee credits the Career Fair on the Fox at UWO for introducing her to a company that has given her great opportunities to grow in her career.
’21 Michelle Lokken (LS), of Oshkosh, is the Manitowoc County Historical Society’s program coordinator.