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2005–Fall ’18 Class Letter
Submitted by: Olivia Heck
2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2005–Fall ’18 Class Letter

Olivia Heck
Class of 2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2005

Daphne Meyers Leigh

414-841-7210 / [email protected]

Amanda Zahn Przybyl

920-299-1081 / [email protected]

 

Hello Class of 2005!

 

I write this as I am enjoying my 13th summer break. 13 years as a teacher means 13 years since we left the Ripon classrooms behind.  

 

This summer I am splitting my time between enjoying all that summer has to offer with my son and daughter (8 and 5) and preparing to start a new school year in a new district. I am excited to be moving to a teaching position at South Milwaukee High School.  

 

This time around we are very light on updates, so please send us whatever updates you’d like to share either by e-mail or in our Facebook group.  

 

TERI SOLARZ HATFIELD ’05 and MICHAEL HATFIELD ’05: are still living in Lombard, Illinois with their two littles, ages 7 and 3. Teri is working on becoming a birth doula in her area and expects to be fully certified by the end of the year. It has been a wonderful experience! They are hoping that our classmates are enjoying the summer!

 

I hope to hear from even more of you in the next round of update requests.  

 

Have a great summer!

 

Your Ripon Class Agent,

 

DAPHNE MEYERS LEIGH

Submitted by: Olivia Heck

2005–Spring ’18 Class Letter
Submitted by: Olivia Heck
2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2005–Spring ’18 Class Letter

Olivia Heck
Class of 2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

Class Agents:

Amanda Zahn Przybyl

W 2743 Cherry Lane

Green Lake WI 54941

(920) 299-1081

[email protected]

Daphne Meyers Leigh

7026 West Rogers Street

West Allis WI 53219

(414) 841-7210

[email protected]

Greetings Ripon College Class of 2005!

 

I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I last wrote you all!  Life is pretty normal- trying to get the oldest to school on time each day, working, getting supper/homework/baths in, bedtime routine and a little quiet time for me and then off to do it all again the next day.  I do have to admit with two young kids at home (now 6 and 2) I was struggling a bit to find a balance in my life that allowed me to be a mom, wife, employee AND just plain old me. The biggest problem was I hadn’t yet figured out that what I was “missing” in my life was me!  I had an opportunity to help a friend earn an incentive with her direct sales company, Thirty-One Gifts,- so I joined in April! I was only going to sell for a month or two then be done, but what I found was myself! Now I get time for me to be me and a chance to make some extra cash for the family.  Turns out I really like sales, connecting with other women and the company I work for is pretty darn amazing. It’s also forced me to join Facebook, so look me up (Amanda Przybyl), and let’s be friends! I hope this letter finds you striving to be the best version of you and reaching your goals.

 

I’m still at Ripon, running the Mail Center and enjoying connecting with students.  Early fall we just completed the massive overhaul of our athletic facility, now call The Willmore (and yes, I still call it Storzer when I’m in a hurry and forget), a re-do of Demmer (goodbye orange chairs) and all those little here and there projects that make life better/more colorful.  Even with the changes that are ever a part of the culture, there are many things that remain the same- the faculty and staff still care about each and every single student and work hard each day to make their experience a true “Ripon” experience; the students still complain about the food and housing and they certainly don’t realize how good they have it compared to when we were here; but most importantly is that the students are always striving to do more, be more and learn more.  I’m so grateful that we’re able to attract and retain students that make me proud to say I work at Ripon College!

 

Here is what is going on with your classmates:

 

MICHELLE COOK ERICKSON ’05“We welcomed our 3rd child, Axton James Cook on February 15.  His big sister Lorelai and big brother Ryker are very excited to have another brother.”

 

SHELBY DEERNING ’05 writes that she- “Continues her work as a journalist, specializing in lifestyle writing for national publications that include Architectural Digest, USA Today, The Cottage Journal, and Prevention. In late 2017, she was accepted into the ASJA (the American Society of Journalists and Authors), and when she’s not writing, you’ll find her going for her beloved runs or frequenting flea markets.” 

 

BJ DERNBACH ’05 writes that he-“was recently appointed to serve as the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. In this new role, he will be working closely on development of policy and communications for the Department.”

 

CADY SINWELL GERLACH ’05 writes that- “PETER GERLACH ’02 is the Director of International Affairs at Coe College, and I am still practicing law at Meardon, Sueppel & Downer in Iowa City, Iowa. We have to great little boys, Max (8 months) and Leo (almost 2). We’re busy and happy – looking for a new adventure soon!”

 

JUANITA BAATZ GUTBROD ’05 of Sussex, Wisconsin, writes that she is “working at St. Bruno as the 3 & 4 year old academic Kindergarten teacher and also, helping her husband with Arcadeaholics LLC Cosmotrons’ arcade development and sales.”

CHARLES JOHNSON ’05 writes that he is- “Currently still living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My daughter, Charli, is now 3, and we have a mini Juliana piglet named Cami that is now part of the family. For business I have since simplified a few things. I unloaded 8 properties with the increase in values, and sold my fitness franchise as well. Currently, I manage 5 properties that I also own, and am also a 50/50 partner is a car dealership specializing in subprime in-house financing as well! We hope everyone is well!”

 

ZIAD KHAN ’05– “Vincent (my dog) and I moved to Boston in February 2017 from Fort Myers, Florida. I moved because of a new job I accepted with J.Jill Inc. as a software development Manager.”

 

AMANDA GUAY KREJCAREK ’05– “Gene and I are looking forward to welcoming our second child, a boy, in June. Gracelyn is very excited to be a big sister!” 

 

JOE LAEDTKE ’05– “In the spring of 2017, Edible Milwaukee was sold and my time as an Art Director ended. Since then, I did some commercial work for Aiwa speakers and Outpost Natural Foods Co-op here in the Milwaukee area, as well as making an appearance as a judge on the Big Bad BBQ Brawl on the Cooking Channel. In January 2018, I accepted a position at the Prasser Kleczka Funeral Home, continuing my 11 year career as a funeral director.”

 

PAUL LARSON ’05 wrote- “I got promoted to associate professor of economics and wrote a new certificate program in data literacy.  Kids, Parker (5 in May) and Tanner (3 in May) shape a lot of my free time, so I’ve explored new hobbies that I can do whenever time is available.  I’m currently building some furniture in my garage.  Plans are still on track to move to Wisconsin in the summer of 2019.” 

 

BRANDON MUMM ’05 writes- “I’m now a Commercial Financial Analyst for Alliance Laundry Systems and a State Certified Firefighter for the Ripon Area Fire District. When I’m not financing laundry equipment or fighting fires, I spend my free time with my wife, PAM SCHUMACHER MUMM ‘08 and children, Allison (4) and Charlie (2).”

 

PAUL NEUBERGER ’05 writes- “On December 1, I became President of the Starr Group, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the state of Wisconsin.  Located in Greenfield, we specialize in insurance and risk solutions, including Personal Lines, Commercial Lines and Group Benefits.  The company has nearly 50 total employees between Wisconsin and Nebraska.  Additionally, I continue to be CEO of the sales consultancy that I founded, The Cold Call Coach.  Although the amount of new clients I have taken on has decreased due to my new role with The Starr Group, I am still working with a handful of clients, giving speeches, and motivating sales professionals all across the country, especially with my online and virtual platforms.  On the personal front, my wife, Tanya, and I just celebrated seven years of marriage and welcomed our daughter, Reagan, into the world on June 6.  She joins older brothers Kennedy (5) and Hudson (3).  Life is good on this end and I pray it is for all of you, as well!”

 

RENEA VORPAHL ’05– “We are enjoying spending time as a family of 4.  Our daughter, Georgia recently turned 3 and trying to take on the world and our patience.  Sterling is almost 1 and trying to conquer walking.  I was recently promoted to Senior Field Claims Representative at ACUITY, a mutual insurance company, and enjoy helping people recover from some of their toughest moments.  We adopted our dog, Sergeant Queso, in September, and he has been an amazing addition to our family.”

Everyone else- Please, please, please send an e-mail, text or call me and let me know how you’re doing and what you’ve been up to.  I’d also love to get an updated address or e-mail address from you so Ripon can get you all the important Ripon mailings (like this class letter!).  

A few more thoughts from me: Do you have any concept of how much money 2.2 million dollars is?  I sure don’t BUT what I do know is that’s what the College’s budget says we need to keep educating students.  Do you know how hard it is to raise 2.2 million dollars? I sure don’t, BUT I know that every penny counts. So send your pennies (and a few dollars too) to Ripon College, via debit/credit card here http://www.ripon.edu/give/ or send your check to Ripon College Annual Fund, 300 W Seward St, Ripon WI 54971.  

 

One other thing- Where would you be without your Ripon education?  I bet in a very different place then you are now. Think about that and talk about Ripon to every single person you meet.  You never know if that person’s niece, grandson, daughter, neighbor, etc. is in the college search process. Make sure they have Ripon College on their list as a place to visit, and then see if you can find a few minutes to get back to campus yourself.  I’ll gladly give you a tour, and we can do lunch!

 

All the best!

 

Your Class Agent,

Amanda (Zahn) Przybyl

Submitted by: Olivia Heck

2006–Fall ’18 Class Letter
Submitted by: Olivia Heck
2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2006–Fall ’18 Class Letter

Olivia Heck
Class of 2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2006

Nicole Klaas Hands

[email protected]

Ed Hansen

[email protected]

Andrew Kitslaar

[email protected]

Greetings, Class of 2006!

 

In our last note—which you should have received by email in early April (if not, let us know so we can confirm your email address)—we shared information about the College’s then-upcoming #OneDayRally that was to take place April 25.

 

For 18 hours and 51 minutes (a nod to the year Ripon was founded), the College, alumni, and supporters rallied together to encourage gifts of any amount from a goal of 425 donors. We’re happy to share that the goal was SMASHED, with the campaign reaching 940 donors and raising $656,626!

 

Our own class was well-represented. A huge thank you to those of you who helped put our class into 4th place in terms of number of donors. We collectively contributed more than $2,100. It’s fantastic to see our class so engaged in supporting the mission of the College.

 

And, with that, let’s move on to some news and updates from our class:

 

MICHELE BERGMAN ’06 of Madison, Wisconsin, married Max Lamberg in November. Wedding guests included KRISTI BRAUND ATTWOOD ’02 and ANDY ATTWOOD ’02, CRAIG SAUER ’05, PHIL BUTCHER ’04, SHANE EBEL ’07 and ROSE MCNULTY EBEL ’06 with daughter Lucette (Class of 2038, hopefully!), ANDREW KITSLAAR ’06, TOMISSA PORATH ’10, ALISHA GARD ’06, JONNY GAUSEWITZ ’06, ELIZABETH MILLER BENNETT ’06, MICHELLE CALDER REPPERT ’06, DAVE BADE ’03, HAYLEY DOYLE ’06, MATTHEW NICOLAI ’06, Beth Byrnes, and TYLER BYRNES ’04, and EMMY GIOVANNI ’06. Shane Ebel was the officiant, Rose was Michele’s attendant, Emmy was a bridesmaid, and Lucette was the ring bearer.

 

STEPHANIE CHACHARON ’06 of Seattle, Washington, and husband, Adam, welcomed their second son, Luke Murphy, on April 4. His big brother Levi, 4, is very excited to show his brother the world of cranes, tractors, and bikes. Stephanie soaked up several months of maternity leave before returning to her role as marketing director for Fitcode, a fashion data startup.

 

JEN MILLEN EVEN ’06 of Dubuque, Iowa, is putting a lot of miles into her running shoes. She even completed a 50-mile race.

 

ED HANSEN ’06 of Tallahassee, Florida, taught a 4-week course in London during the summer through Florida State University’s International Programs department. The course focused on applied social psychology and explored various aspects of identity (social, gender, cultural, etc.).

 

VICTOR MAGNUS ’06 of Wautoma, Wisconsin, writes, “2017 was a crazy year of change. It included selling our first home and being homeless for 8 months (lived with the in-laws)! JACKI WEISS MAGNUS ’05 had a job change, I was promoted in the national guard to First Sergeant and now I am responsible for over 100 soldiers. We eventually found a new home and moved in early December. I made a job change and started my own insurance agency for Rural Mutual Insurance one week after buying our new home. Our son Urijah, 9, made it to youth state for wrestling last year and came up short this year. Our beautiful daughter will be 5 in July of 2018 and we will subsequently celebrate our 14th anniversary on Kinzley’s birthday.”

 

ANDREW PHAM ’06 of Spokane, Washington, continues to work for Shell and reached 10 years with the company in July.

 

Submitted by: Olivia Heck

2006–Spring ’18 Class Letter
Submitted by: Olivia Heck
2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2006–Spring ’18 Class Letter

Olivia Heck
Class of 2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter


Class Agents:

Nicole Klaas Hands
[email protected]


Ed Hansen
[email protected]


Andrew Kitslaar
[email protected]

 

Spring 2018

Hello, Red Hawk alumni of 2006!

 

If all has gone according to plan, you are reading this letter on your computer, tablet, or phone. That’s right. We’ve (finally) gone digital! Between social media, emails, and text messages, keeping in touch after college has never been easier, but, of course, that doesn’t mean we’re always good at remembering to do it. There is an exciting event coming up, however, that is a great opportunity to use this technology to help our alma mater.

 

Keep an eye on your social media platforms between 5:09am and midnight (1851 minutes) on Wednesday, April 25, as Ripon College is planning a very special #OneDayRally! Various events and social media promotions are planned throughout the day to get everyone excited to #rally together to show support for our Red Hawks. The college has a goal of reaching 425 donors (on 4/25), and it would be great if the Class of 2006 can #rally together to help make this effort a successful one. Even if you have already donated this year though, you can still help the cause! Ripon is recruiting “Social Media Ambassadors” to help spread the word, so if you’re interested, please contact one of us so that we can help you get involved.

 

Even after April 25, we hope everyone will continue to stay connected by letting us know what’s going on in your lives, and, if you’re tiring of socializing electronically, maybe we’ll even see you (in person) at Alumni Weekend, June 21-24! In the meantime, here are our class updates:

 

Class Notes:

 

JULIAN BECKER ’06 is now a Senior Crown Prosecutor with the Crown Prosecution Service in London.

 

MICHELE BERGMAN ’06 of Madison, Wisconsin, married Max Lamberg in November, and they started volunteering for Doobert as rescue animal transporters.

 

JILLIAN BURRIS BLAZIEWSKE ’06 of Zion, Illinois, got promoted to Project Manager for Orren Pickell Building Group…and she got married on New Year’s Eve!

 

HAYLEY DOYLE ’06 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, bought a new house and is working as a senior PM at StoneArch.

 

ERIC and KRISTA CAGE GALLAGHER ’06 live in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and their children are in 4K and 1st grade. Their children are learning a lot, including how to read and how to talk back!

 

EVELYN BRUNT GREGORY ’06 and her husband are expecting their first child in March (it might have already happened!)

 

GUY MCHENDRY ’06 of Omaha, Nebraska, co-authored a new book, Tracing Rhetoric and Material Life – An Ecological Approach.

 

BECCA NOWAK ’06 of Omro, Wisconsin, is getting married to Joseph Enders on September 22nd. He is a Superintendent Millwright for CR Meyer (headquartered in Oshkosh).

 

NATHAN POLUM ’06 of Chicago, Illinois, is Senior Counsel, Servicing and Underwriting at Oasis Financial. Oasis Financial is the largest national provider of consumer pre-settlement legal funding. Oasis Financial recently acquired Key Health, a leading personal injury medical lien funder.

 

MICHELLE CALDER REPPERT ’06 of Appleton, Wisconsin, not to be outdone by Tim’s sweet minivan, bought a GMC Terrain so that she can drive her happy, growing family more comfortably.

 

SARA SANFORD ’06 of Atlanta, Georgia, started a new position at the Public Health Informatics Institute within the Task Force for Global Health in Atlanta.

 

MEGAN MANGERSON ZEMAN ’06-I lead my first service trip in Saint Lucia this January. Our nonprofit is sending a group down to North Carolina in 2 weeks doing some hurricane relief and we have a group headed to Dominica in April. Go ahead and message me if anyone is interested in hearing more about what we do or if you’d like to build some houses with us next year. I would really love to get more 30-somethings involved.

 

Happy spring!

 

Nicole, Ed, and Andrew

Submitted by: Olivia Heck

2007–Spring ’18 Class Letter
Submitted by: Olivia Heck
2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2007–Spring ’18 Class Letter

Olivia Heck
Class of 2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

Class Agents:

Lindsey Kreye Heil

[email protected]

Adam Krueger

[email protected]

Stacy Krusa Teachout

[email protected]

Liz Leach Morrell

[email protected]

 

Spring 2018

Greetings Class of 2007!

 

We hope you are enjoying the beginning of the new year and that 2018 has been good to you thus far! We love hearing about your life updates including new jobs, marriage celebrations, children, career changes and any other information you’d like to share with your peers. Below are some updates that we’d like to share with you. As always, thanks for supporting your alma mater.

 

Keep in touch, 

          

Adam, Liz, Lindsey, and Stacy

 

Class Notes:

KATY GRIFFITHS ANDERSON ’07 of West Lafayette, Indiana, is working as a Registered Nurse at Indiana University Health Urgent Care in Lafayette. Her husband Tim completed his PhD in Entomology in August 2017 from Purdue University. They welcomed a son, Jorin Timothy, on December 2, 2017.  

 

BRYANT BEDNAREK ’07, of Berlin, Wisconsin, will be Assistant Principal of Wautoma High School starting the 2018-2019 school year.  

TYLER OTTO ’07 and ALISON KRINGS OTTO ’08 of Winneconne, Wisconsin, had a baby boy, Gordon Marshall Otto, on November 30, 2017. He weighed 2lbs, 13oz and measured 15 inches long.  Everyone is healthy and happy.  

 

REBECCA PERK BRUSCH ’07 of Charlotte, North Carolina, is a stay at home mom but recently joined Mamma Can Do It, a company that designs and sells PDF sewing patterns, as their head of marketing. She has been able to combine her passion for sewing while still staying home with her daughter.  

Submitted by: Olivia Heck

2008–Fall ’18 Class Letter
Submitted by: Olivia Heck
2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2008–Fall ’18 Class Letter

Olivia Heck
Class of 2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2008

Stephanie Sommer Faulds

608-630-3369 / [email protected]

Leah Hover-Preiss

608-432-2399 / [email protected]

Zac Schwandt

920-291-5685 / [email protected]

 

Greeting Class of 2008!

As you read this letter, another class of freshmen are getting ready to embark on their Ripon College journey. Packing up their belongings along with their new, extra-long bed sheets and new computers. Trying to enjoy what’s left of summer before they settle into their dorm rooms, partake in “Welcome Week” and attend their first golden hour.

 

While we just celebrated our 10-year reunion this summer, it seems like just yesterday we were right there moving into Tri-Dorms, Johnson, or Scott Hall, organizing our entire lives in those cramped dorm rooms, and beginning what would turn into lasting friendships far beyond the boundaries of Ripon College.

 

Even though much has changed at the college since then, many of the hang-outs, beautiful campus locations, and traditions have stayed the same. If you have not gone back to visit, this fall would be a great time.

 

Since the last class letter, many members of the Class of 2008 have experienced major life changes such as new babies, continuing education, or new jobs. Check out the class notes section to see what your classmates have been up to. Thank you to everyone who have donated to Ripon College. Your gifts help to make sure that the excellent education we received will be available to future Red Hawks!

 

Finally, if you would like to include any updates in future Ripon Magazines (births, new businesses, promotions, continuing education, marriages, etc.), please contact any of the Class Agents using the contact information listed above or the Office of Constituent Engagement ([email protected]) directly. Additionally, if you are not a member of the Class of 2008 Facebook page and would like to be, send a message to a Class Agent.

 

Go Red Hawks!

 

LEAH, STEPHANIE, and ZAC

 

LEAH HOVER-PREISS ’08 of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is in the final stages of writing her dissertation for her doctorate in educational leadership from St. Mary’s University. She is expecting to graduate this summer. She is in her ninth year of teaching high school mathematics. Leah and her husband Zach have two children, Aiden who is 6 and Harper who is almost 1.

 

TRISHA SHAFER ‘08 and her fiancé, Bill welcomed a daughter, Olivia Rae Moore, on June 11, 2018.

 

JOE HENTZ ‘08 and his wife, Megan welcomed a new baby girl, Emmylou Ruth Hentz on November 16, 2017. Joe recently became a partner at Swendson Hentz Law Ltd., a general practice law firm in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

 

BRANDON PARROTT-SHEFFER ’08 of Palatine, Illinois, is Vice President at Edelman in Chicago. He is also engaged to be married in October of this year.”

 

RYAN MANIS ’08 of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, transitioned from Director of Brand Operations with United One Credit Union to Chief Operating Officer for Roydan Enterprises Inc. in Manitowoc.

 

AMANDA BEERS WOJTANOWSKI ’08 of Oregon, Wisconsin, welcomed a baby boy, Jacob Daniel, on June 27, 2017. She also began working at the Vet Center in Madison as a Readjustment Counselor.

 

ERIN OAKLEY KOLTES ’08 of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin married Mike Koltes on September 30, 2017.

 

JESSICA CHATMON BEDNAREK ’08 of Berlin, Wisconsin wrote “my husband, BRYANT BEDNAREK ’07, will be Assistant Principal of Wautoma High School starting this 2018-2019 school year.”

 

SARA KUSSMANN SCHMITT ’08 of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin said “I left the lab at the end of 2017 and am now working from home as a Medical Writer for Avant Healthcare Marketing. CURTIS SCHMITT

’09 also works from home as a Solutions Consultant for Tyler Technologies. We’re so lucky to have such accommodating jobs, because it allows us to stay home with our newest addition, our baby boy, Finley John, who we welcomed on October 18, 2017.”

 

PAMELA SCHUMACHER MUMM ’08 of Ripon, Wisconsin, transitioned from teaching high school for the past seven years to being the K-8 Media Specialist at the Rosendale Primary and Intermediate Schools this past fall.

 

CHELSEA DWYER ’08 of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a Chief Stewardess on a private mega yacht, sailing primarily through the Caribbean, New England, and Mediterranean.”

 

SARAH TIMM ’08 of Cloquet, Minnesota wants to share the news of the birth of her son Emmett Michael, on June 16, 2018.

 

JORDAN ANDERSON ’08 and DAVE CZARNECKI ’08 of Waukesha, Wisconsin, report “we are still living in Waukesha, Wisconsin with their 4 year old Eadalie and 1 year old Enoch. Dave is a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company since 2017 and Jordan continues to work for a private practice doing clinical trial research. Jordan has also recently accepted a Wisconsin state leader position with The Well Armed Woman shooting groups and also as Vice President of Badger IDPA, a local competitive shooting group.”

 

ERIN RUTH MAGUIRE ’08 is employed as lead social worker for three separate dialysis clinics for Davita Dialysis. She recently bought a home in Hot Springs Village, a gated community near Hot Springs, Arkansas and is the proud Mama of two rescue fur babies “Coco and Carlee”

 

ALISON KRINGS OTTO ’08 of Winneconne, Wisconsin, and TYLER OTTO ’07 had a baby boy, Gordon Marshall Otto, on November 30, 2017. Gordon weighed 2 lbs, 13 oz and measured 15 inches long. Everyone is healthy and happy!

 

MATTHEW BIRSCHBACH ’08 of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, writes, “I got married to Kourtney in 2016 in Ripon. I work at Holiday Automotive as a product specialist. I started the band, “Driftwood” 7 years ago and now playing every other week (including Country USA this year and last)…see www.facebook.com/driftwoodwi for pictures.”

 

STEFANIE BOSTEDT ’08 of Pahoa, Hawaii, wrote “I have my eyes set on attending the International Conference for Community Psychology happening in October in Santiago, Chile to bring back knowledge for my new consulting involvement with a youth-owned worker cooperative in Pahoa, Hawaii. To find out more about the cooperative, visit: www.yopac.org.”

 

RUTH LAWRENCE ’08 of Germantown, Wisconsin, reported “I graduated from UW Milwaukee with a Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders in August 2017. I am working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for Aegis Therapies in the Milwaukee area. And I had a baby in  December, her name is Alice.”

 

LESLIE REINKE LUEDTKE ’08 of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, welcomed their second baby, Rory Thomas Allen Luedtke, in October 2017.

 

REBECCA DULEY ’08 of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, received her masters degree in psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis. She moved back to Wisconsin and got married in 2015 and had a daughter in 2016.

 

JUSTIN YONKIE ’08 of Portage, Wisconsin, is now working as a Medical Coding Specialist in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at University of Wisconsin Health in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

AMY DORMAN ’08 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was promoted to Director of Development at Milwaukee Repertory Theater on January 1.

 

ARLENE TORRES ’08 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, became Chair of the Southeastern Wisconsin Educational Consortium on January 1.

 

COLLETTE UNGER NAKIELSKI ‘08 shares, “Big news in the Nakielski household – our son, Finnegan is a year old, Chris graduated from the University of Iowa with his Doctorate in Choral Conducting, and our family will be moving to Washington State in July.”

 

KYLE UNGER ‘08 recently finished 10 years of service in the US Army. He is continuing his service in the US Coast Guard as a HC-144 pilot stationed in Miami.

Submitted by: Olivia Heck

2008–Spring ’18 Class Letter
Submitted by: Olivia Heck
2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2008–Spring ’18 Class Letter

Olivia Heck
Class of 2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

Stephanie Sommer Faulds 608-630-3369 / [email protected]

Leah Hover-Preiss 608-432-2399 / [email protected]

Zac Schwandt 920-291-5685 / [email protected]

Spring 2018

Greetings Class of 2008!

It is hard to believe, but it is true. Our tenth reunion is right around the corner. While it seems like just yesterday we were having late night study sessions at Lane Library, grabbing a snack at The Pub, or playing intramural sports at the field or in the gym, it has been almost a decade since we walked across the stage and received our diplomas.

With that being said, planning for the reunion this summer is well underway. If you have not already done so, mark your calendars for the 2018 Reunion Weekend, June 21-24. There are a variety of activities planned for all reunion participants ranging from the golf scramble, campus tours, a boat cruise, a morning fun walk/run, and much more. There are also events planned specially for the class of 2008 including the class gathering at Knuth Brewing Company on Friday, June 22, and our Tenth Anniversary Party at J’s BBQ on Saturday, June 23. More details will be mailed out in the near future and can also be found online at www.ripon.edu/alumni-weekend/. If you have any questions or suggestions about the reunion, feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you all this summer!

In the meantime, make sure to check out the class updates provided by some of the wonderful members of the Class of 2008. If you would like to have your information included in upcoming publications, contact your Class Agents or visit the Ripon College Class of 2008 Facebook page. We would love to hear about any engagements, marriages, births, advanced degrees, new jobs, moves, and so on. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Go Red Hawks!

Your Class Agents-

Leah, Stephanie, and Zac

Spring 2018

Class Updates:

JORDAN ANDERSON ’08 and DAVE CZARNECKI ’08 of Waukesha, Wisconsin, report, “We are still living in Waukesha with their children, Eadalie (4) and Enoch (1). Dave has been a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company since 2017 and Jordan continues to work for a private practice doing clinical trial research. Jordan has also recently accepted a Wisconsin state leader position with The Well-Armed Woman shooting groups and also as Vice President of Badger IDPA, a local competitive shooting group.”

AMANDA BEERS WOJTANOWSKI ’08 of Oregon, Wisconsin, welcomed a baby boy, Jacob Daniel, on June 27, 2017. She also began working at the Vet Center in Madison as a Readjustment Counselor.

STEFANIE BOSTEDT ’08 of Pahoa, Hawaii, wrote “I have my eyes set on attending the International Conference for Community Psychology happening in October in Santiago, Chile in order to bring back knowledge for my new consulting involvement with a youth- owned worker cooperative in Pahoa, Hawaii. To find out more about the cooperative, visit www.yopac.org.”

JESSICA CHATMON BEDNAREK ’08 of Berlin, Wisconsin, wrote “my husband, BRYANT BEDNAREK ’07, will be Assistant Principal of Wautoma High School starting this 2018-19 school year.”

AMY DORMAN ’08 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was promoted to Director of Development at Milwaukee Repertory Theater on January 1.

CHELSEA DWYER ’08 of Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a Chief Stewardess on a private mega yacht, sailing primarily through the Caribbean, New England, and Mediterranean.

REBECCA DULEY MEGAHAN ’08 of Sheboygan, Wisconsin received her master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis. She moved back to Wisconsin and got married in 2015 and had a daughter in 2016.

LEAH HOVER-PREISS ’08 of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin is in the final stages of writing her dissertation for her doctorate in educational leadership from St. Mary’s University. She is expecting to graduate this summer. She is in her ninth year of teaching high school mathematics. Leah and her husband Zach have two children, Aiden who is 6 and Harper who is almost 1.

ALISON KRINGS OTTO ’08 of Larsen, Wisconsin, and TYLER OTTO ’07 had a baby boy, Gordon Marshall Otto, on November 30, 2017. Gordon weighed 2 lbs, 13 oz and measured 15 inches long. Everyone is healthy and happy!

SARA KUSSMANN SCHMITT ’08 of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, said, “I left the lab at the end of 2017 and am now working from home as a Medical Writer for Avant Healthcare Marketing. CURTIS SCHMITT ’09 also works from home as a Solutions Consultant for Tyler Technologies. We’re so lucky to have such accommodating jobs, because it allows us to stay home with our newest addition: a baby boy named Finley John, who we welcomed on October 18, 2017.”

RUTH LAWRENCE ’08 of Germantown, Wisconsin, reported, “I graduated from UW Milwaukee with a Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders in August 2017. I am working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for Aegis Therapies in the Milwaukee area. I had a baby in December, her name is Alice.”

TYLOR LOEST ’08 of Ripon, Wisconsin, wrote, “After 8 years, I will be leaving Ripon College and heading to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. There I will become the next Corporate Relations Coordinator.”

ERIN MAGUIRE ‘08 of Hot Springs, Arkansas, is employed as a social worker for Davita Dialysis, a Fortune 500 healthcare company. She oversees three different dialysis clinics in the area. Erin’s father, Kenneth Maguire, passed away May 15, 2017. He was an avid supporter of the Ripon College Fine Arts program and a close friend of Thomas E. Caestecker.

RYAN MANIS ’08 of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, transitioned from Director of Brand Operations with United One Credit Union to Chief Operating Officer for Roydan Enterprises Inc. in Manitowoc.

ARLENE TORRES ’08 of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, became Chair of the Southeastern Wisconsin Educational Consortium on January 1.

ERIN OAKLEY KOLTES ’08 of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, married Mike Koltes on September 30, 2017.

BRANDON PARROTT-SHEFFER ’08 of Palatine, Illinois, is Vice President at Edelman in Chicago. He is also engaged to be married in October of this year.

LESLIE REINKE LUEDTKE ’08 and RYAN LUEDTKE ’08 of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, welcomed their second baby, Rory Thomas Allen Luedtke, in October 2017.

PAMELA SCHUMACHER MUMM ’08 of Ripon, Wisconsin, transitioned from teaching high school for the past seven years to being the K-8 Media Specialist at the Rosendale Primary and Intermediate Schools this past fall.

SARAH TIMM HARTER ’08 of Proctor, Minnesota, reported, “I moved to Minnesota in June 2015 to start a new job as a psychologist. I recently married on September 30, 2017 and am expecting a baby on July 4, 2018!”

JUSTIN YONKIE ’08 of Portage, Wisconsin, is now working as a Medical Coding Specialist in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin.

JULIE NELSON KUKOWSKI ’08 and BRUCE KUKOWSKI ’10 of El Paso, Texas, write “we recently moved to El Paso, Texas in August. Bruce has taken command of the 734th OD CO (EOD) rear detachment. Julie works for MOPS in El Paso. Our son Travis is preparing to attend kindergarten next year.”

 

Submitted by: Olivia Heck

2009–Fall ’18 Class Letter
Submitted by: Olivia Heck
2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2009–Fall ’18 Class Letter

Olivia Heck
Class of 2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2009

Emily A. Meyer

[email protected]

Angela Olivas Peña

[email protected]m

Hello Class of 2009!

It is that time of year when you get a lovely letter from me with updates! Stephen and I are coming up on our 1 year anniversary of moving to Moorhead and we continue to love it here. We just got back from our annual trip to Ripon for Alumni Weekend, where we celebrated Stephen’s class reunion. It is hard to believe that next year will be our 10th reunion!  I find it hard to believe we’ve been out of undergrad for that long; it feels like we just graduated a few years ago. That being said, the planning for our 10th reunion will commence soon! I’ve volunteered to help plan it (along with a few other classmates). If you have suggestions on where our reunion should be, please let me know!  I may also post a poll in our Facebook group (if you don’t have Facebook, please feel free to email me and I’ll get in touch with you that way!).

While we were in Ripon, I had the opportunity to stop and visit ELIZA CHERRY STEPHENSON ’09 and her new baby daughter, Vivian! Some other updates from our classmates include one from AMANDA KNUTSON ’09 who is currently working on her Master’s in Education through St. Mary’s University in Minnesota and teaching 4K-5th grade at an alternate school at the same time! BRITTANY KAUFMAN PRATT ’09 was the recipient of the Missouri Psychological Association Early Career Psychologist of the Year award; congratulations Brittany!  

Other updates include one from CURTIS SCHMITT ’09 and his wife SARA KUSSMANN SCHMITT ’08, who welcomed a baby boy (Finley John) on October 18, 2017! Curtis and Sara both work from home, which allows them to spend lots of time with Finley. TIFFANY WALKER KINAS ’09 and her husband Ben also welcomed a baby this past year; daughter Callie Kinas was born on August 26, 2017. Their son, Cameron, is very excited to be a big brother! BRYAN NELL ’09 and his wife, Kara, also welcomed a daughter, Annabeth, in July, 2017. Bryan is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

From the other side of the pond, JUSTIN HOKE ’09 is working for the Gene and Cell Therapy Group after working as a senior research technician of gene and cell therapies at University College of London in the Institute of Ophthalmology. Justin conducts experiments, collects tissues, processes samples, trains new staff members, and conducts gene therapy treatments as part of this position. Justin also participates in weekly meetings where new research is shared and critiqued and new ideas are generated to help projects continue to advance. Justin, it sounds like you are doing great things!

Well, I think that is everything for now! Be on the lookout for more information regarding our 10 year reunion; hope to see you there!

EMILY

Submitted by: Olivia Heck

2009–Spring ’18 Class Letter
Submitted by: Olivia Heck
2019
Ripon, 0
Class Letter

2009–Spring ’18 Class Letter

Olivia Heck
Class of 2019
Ripon, 0
Class Letter

Class Agents:

Angela Olivas Peña, [email protected]

Emily Meyer, [email protected]

Spring 2018

Dear Class of 2009,

I hope, as always, that this letter finds you all well. I’ll be brief since I have a tiny human to go catch before he gets into a kitchen cabinet or eats the dog food. Jett James is now 10 months old and loving life. He enjoys bath time, the outdoors, his dog Ollie, and eating everything. I enjoy his laughs and chubby cheeks. He sure has taught me some perspective about life- including not taking myself too seriously and enjoying each moment. I hope that life after Ripon has given you all of that too.

This spring, please enjoy this letter and any available updates and news via email and Facebook. You can look out for the magazine and more news and updates again in the fall. Message me, Emily or the College anytime. Thank you all for taking time to read and reconnect. Happy spring!

 

Sincerely,

Angela Peña

806-319-0409

 

Submitted by: Olivia Heck

2012–Fall ’18 Class Letter
Submitted by: Olivia Heck
2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2012–Fall ’18 Class Letter

Olivia Heck
Class of 2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2012

Katlyn Lee Schumacher

608-558-9073 / [email protected]

Erin Schaick

603-513-9965 / [email protected]

Brandon Taylor

406-274-4708 / [email protected]

Greetings, friends!

Even though we graduated 6 years ago, it is such a joy reading everyone’s life updates! We are physically located all over the country, we have been travelling all over the world, and how cool is it to be able to call each other classmates. Like Erin, I get asked quite frequently where I went to college and I always start with, “Ripon…Ripon College. It’s a small, private, D3, liberal arts school in the Midwest…” and then go on explaining where it is and how it is smaller than most people’s high schools! And although Rippin’ Good Cookies may be closed, and our Alumni Weekend is all wrapped up, I think it’s safe to say Ripon will always be in my thoughts.

 

I know you have all been waiting to find out what we have been up to, so here we go!

 

ARIEL DICKINSON ’12 of Madison, Wisconsin got married to Casey Schenkel last summer and bought a house. She works at Epic, a software company in Verona, Wisconsin.

 

SHARON KLAPPERICH DOLL ’12 of Oconto, Wisconsin graduated from Concordia University, Wisconsin with her teaching certification and a Masters in Education – Teaching and Learning. She is finishing up her year as a Long Term Sub at Preble High School in Green Bay.

 

KATHARINE SHADLE GAILS ’12 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and RYAN GAILS ’13 bought a house.

 

KURT HARDY ’12 of Minneapolis, Minnesota is a Digital Project Manager at Ackmann & Dickenson. He also serves on the board for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America – Minnesota Chapter. He also enjoys writing music with fellow alumnus CARLOS SOTO ’11.

 

EMILY SHEEKS INGEMANN ’12 of Sussex, Wisconsin got married to JOHN INGEMANN ’12 on May 26th at Ripon, in beautiful 95 degree May weather.

 

AURORA POLLEI LAMEKA ’12 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is living with SPENCER LAMEKA ’12 and they just bought their first house. Aurora finished her first year teaching at the Notre Dame School of Milwaukee and Spencer is working for My Choice Family Care.

 

MEGAN MCGEE NORRIS ’12 of Kenosha, Wisconsin and her husband, Adam, are expecting their first child – a baby boy due October 12th. They are super excited and she really enjoys being her own boss as an attorney. They have four rescue dogs and Megan loves volunteering on the board of directors for Wish Upon A Rescue – an amazing animal rescue started by our classmate, STEPHANIE JENISCH RHEINGRUBER ’12 of Lockport, Illinois.

 

ERIN SCHAICK ’12 of Concord, New Hampshire graduated from the Leadership Greater Concord program, affiliated with the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.

 

BRANDON TAYLOR ’12 of Arlee, Montana celebrated his five-year anniversary with Accenture as a Technology Consultant. He recently traveled to Bali, Indonesia and various cities in Australia, and will be moving into San Francisco in the coming weeks.

 

KATRINA SCHAULAND WATKINS ’12 of Hertford, North Carolina moved to Kodiak, Alaska for the next 3-4 years.

 

ANDREA ZAK ’12 of Ripon, Wisconsin got engaged last summer and will get married to Brian Kamin on October 27th. They got a new puppy and she is also starting a new role as Athletic Director (while also teaching) in Princeton, Wisconsin.

 

Thank you to everyone who shared these updates! Feel free to send those to us via email or our Facebook group anytime. Here’s to another great year!

ERIN, KATLYN, & BRANDON

Submitted by: Olivia Heck

2013–Fall ’18 Class Letter
Submitted by: Olivia Heck
2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2013–Fall ’18 Class Letter

Olivia Heck
Class of 2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2013

Alexandra Peltier

[email protected]

Travis Bitters

[email protected]

Charlotte E. S. Lee

[email protected]

Lauren Ott  

[email protected]

Class of 2013,

We had our 5-year reunion this past summer. Our classmates are doing amazing things! They are attending graduate schools, becoming doctors, having families, buying homes, getting married, adopting pets, and overall pretty much running the world. I think it is safe to say that although we feel a little old, we totally own this adulting thing.

Meanwhile, the class of 2022 has moved into their first year housing and begun their adventure. There are many changes including highway 23 between Fond du Lac and Rosendale being closed (will they never understand the need to set their cruise control to 24 mph?), fire pits outside the union, The Pub they now call The Spot, and an amazing Willmore Center. Things just keep improving at Ripon, and I hope to see you on campus sometime soon!  

Signed,

ALI PELTIER

Class Notes:

SARAH MOEHRKE ’13 of Lake Forest Park, Washington, traveled to 12 states in 2017, including a road trip across the Southwest and the Midwest, but her favorite place to go is Los Angeles, where she visited eight times in 2017.

KATE AMELL FEHRENBACH ’13 and ANDY FEHRENBACH ’13 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, welcomed their third child (first girl!), Emma Louise Fehrenbach on November 20. The family is also in the process of purchasing their first house!

WALESKA HERNANDEZ RUSS ’13 of Shawano, Wisconsin, is a high school Spanish teacher in Shawano and just had a baby boy.

KATIE WILLIAMS ’13 of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, is working towards a Master’s degree in Education with the University of Saint Mary’s in Minnesota while teaching 5th grade in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.

AMANDA VIRTUE ’13 of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, bought a house!

TREVOR WARREN LYNN ’13 of Warrensburg, Missouri, left active duty Air Force in December, then joined the Air National Guard. He is also currently student teaching at Knob Noster High School in Missouri and will be graduating with his MAT from the University of Central Missouri in May.

ELLIE HEDBERG ’13 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, recently started a new position as a Nursing Station Technician at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. And has applied to a few nursing programs.

CHRISTINA MOONEY ’13 of Chicago, Illinois, writes, “I adopted a corgi puppy and named him after Italian WWII spy Pino Lella.” Christina is just waiting for the day that she wake up and is magically Chrissy Teigen (Lauren thinks it will happen soon).

MEGHAN RAEBEL ’13 of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, graduated, got a real job, and was recently blessed with the arrival of two beautiful kittens.

ZACHARY WIELAND ’13 of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and his wife had their son on January 2. He saved up enough vacation to take 4 weeks off from work when she returns to work from maternity leave.

OLIVIA WETZEL ’13 of Watertown, Wisconsin, writes, “Olivia has her MSE in Professional School Counseling. She is the K-5 School Counselor at Rossman Elementary School in Hartford, Wisconsin.

CHRISTINA MOONEY ’13 of Chicago, Illinois, is just waiting for the day that she wake up and is magically Chrissy Teigen. (Lauren thinks it will happen soon)

STEPHANIE WILL ’13 of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, adopted an 8 year old Jack Russell Terrier name Sophie last July. She is also still the school psychologist in Wild Rose.

KEELIN MEESE PETROUSKI ’13 of Columbus, Wisconsin, just had a baby girl in January!

LISA AGUILAR ’13 of Bismarck, North Dakota, writes, “I’m currently completing my dissertation research in North Dakota and in June I’ll start my terminal doctoral internship in Alaska for the 2018-2019 school year.”

TOM ALBRECHT ’13 of Holmen, Wisconsin, went to the dentist for the first time in 10 years. Had 11 fillings done.”

BREANA BUTT FELLINGER ’13 of Omro, Wisconsin, has graduated medical school and begun residency in Family Medicine in Appleton, Wisconsin. She and her husband have purchased a house and are expecting their first child!

ALI PELTIER ’13 of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin has accepted a new position as the Channel Marketing Manager for Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board) promoting Wisconsin Cheese in national retail outlets. She and her boyfriend, Jonathan have moved into a new house in May.

MATTHEW ROHRBECK ’13 of Portage, Wisconsin was reelected to the Columbia County Board of Supervisors as the District 8 Supervisor and accepted a new position in the Wisconsin State Assembly for Representative Joel Kitchens as his research assistant. Matthew was assigned to be the committee clerk for the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding. In May 2018, he graduated with a Master’s in Public Affairs (MPA) degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs.

LAUREN OTT ’13 of Minneapolis, Minnesota writes, “We (KYLE GREENE ’15) bought a condo in Downtown Minneapolis. It has three bedrooms and LOTS of space for visitors. (CHARLOTTE LEE WAHLE ’13 can attest!) We also spent a week visiting Seattle with SARAH MOEHRKE ’13 and ROBERTA MARTIN ’12, in March. Highly recommend hanging out with both of them as often as possible. AND made it to the reunion and had a great time hanging out with our class.” Lauren also has an adorable dog with his own instagram account, @theofoxdog and Ali likes every. Single. Photo.

CHARLETTE LEE WAHLE ’13 and her husband Marty are expecting an addition to their family, due in January 2019!

 

Submitted by: Olivia Heck

2013–Spring ’18 Class Letter
Submitted by: Olivia Heck
2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

2013–Spring ’18 Class Letter

Olivia Heck
Class of 2019
Ripon, WI
Class Letter

Travis Bitters [email protected]

Charlotte Lee Wahle [email protected]

Lauren Ott [email protected]

Alexandra Peltier [email protected]

Spring 2018

Hello class of 2013. We graduated five years ago in May.

Does anyone else feel old? After reading your updates with all of your exciting accomplishments and life events, I certainly do. If you told me when we graduated that today I would be living in Downtown Minneapolis with KYLE GREENE ’15 (still open for visitors BTW), in my third year full time at the YMCA, and that I would have adopted the cutest dog ever (who you can follow on Instagram @theofoxdog), I would not have believed it.

It always feels overwhelming to look back to our time at Ripon, and compare it to where we are now. How in retrospect, things that were daunting or stressful then are barely remembered now. Now, all I can remember are the nights up late either studying or “studying,” Derby Days in the quad, excursions to the prairie….the best times.

This time, the overwhelming feelings are excitement to relive these memories this summer at our five-year reunion! Alumni Weekend (June 21-24) has a packed agenda, including lawn games in the quad for just our class. The whole weekend of activities is up online at www.ripon.edu/alumni-weekend and you can even stay on campus if you want to.

Anyway, thank you all for continuing to put up with our pestering. We like hearing where you are and what you’re up to. And Ripon does too! See our class news notes below. Hope to see you in June!

LAUREN OTT ’13

Spring 2018

News from classmates:

SARAH MOEHRKE ’13 of Lake Forest Park, Washington, traveled to 12 states in 2017, including a road trip across the Southwest and the Midwest, but her favorite place to go is Los Angeles, which she visited eight times in 2017.

CHARLOTTE LEE WAHLE ’13 of Conway, Arkansas, married Marty Wahle in Kansas on July 29, 2017.

LISA AGUILAR ’13 of Bismarck, North Dakota, writes, “I’m currently completing my dissertation research in North Dakota and in June I’ll start my terminal doctoral internship in Alaska for the 2018-2019 school year.”

AMANDA VIRTUE ’13 of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, bought a house!

ANDY ’13 and KATE AMELL FEHRENBACH ’13 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, welcomed their third child (first girl!), Emma Louise Fehrenbach on November 20. The family is also in the process of purchasing their first house!

STEPHANIE WILL ’13 of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, adopted an 8 year old Jack Russell Terrier named Sophie last July. She is also still the school psychologist in Wild Rose.

WALESKA RUSS ’13 of Shawano, Wisconsin, is a high school Spanish teacher in Shawano and just had a baby boy.

ZACHARY WIELAND ’13 of Green Bay, Wisconsin and his wife had their son on January 2nd. He saved up enough vacation to take 4 weeks off from work when she returns to work from maternity leave.

TINA MOONEY ’13 of Chicago, Illinois, is just waiting for the day that she wakes up and is magically Chrissy Teigen. (Lauren thinks it will happen soon).

ELLIE HEDBERG ’13 of Minneapolis, Minnesota recently started a new position as a Nursing Station Technician at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, and has applied to a few nursing programs.

MEGHAN RAEBEL ’13 of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, graduated, got a real job, and was recently blessed with the arrival of two beautiful kittens!

TOM ALBRECHT ’13 of Holmen, Wisconsin, went to the dentist for the first time in 10 years. Had 11 filings done.

KEELIN MEESE PETROUSKI ’13 of Columbus, Wisconsin, just had a baby girl in January!

TREVOR LYNN ’13 of Warrensburg, Missouri, left active duty Air Force in December, then joined the AIr National Guard. He is also currently student teaching at Knob Noster High School in Missouri and will be graduating with my MAT from the University of Central Missouri in May.

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Spring 2018

KATIE WILLIAMS ’13 of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, is working towards a Master’s degree in Education with the University of Saint Mary’s in Minnesota while teaching 5th grade in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.

CHRIS CHASE ‘13 recently accepted a new position as a management consultant with Brooks International.

BREANA BUTT FELLINGER ’13 got married in October and graduating medical school this spring.

Submitted by: Olivia Heck