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April 2007

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Along the South Fork

Alumni News

Alma Maters

About People


Class Notes

Find out the latest news from your classmates—career changes, recent honors, retirements, and more


Donovan Rasmussen 1942
was honored in Duluth for his role as a foster grandparent in the Foster Grandparent Program, part of the National Senior Corps. He resides in Dresser, Wis.

Elaine (Peterson) Skrupky 1949
has been selected a third year for Who’s Who In America for 2007. She has also been selected for Who’s Who In American Education. She resides in Jensen Beach, Fla.


Alan Woodward Peabody 1951
is retired and happily partnered with Jon S. Bach. He resides in West Hollywood, Calif.

Paul Czarniecki 1958
retired from Oklahoma State University where he was an associate professor of agriculture education. He works part-time at Menards where he still enjoys teaching people how to build things. He resides with his wife of 48 years, Shelby, in Plover, Wis.

Roger Gerrits 1958
reports that he is enjoying retirement. He resides in Adelphi, Md.

Dan Gaeu 1959
was installed as District Governor for Lions District 27-E2 at the Lions International Convention in Boston on July 4, 2006. He is a retired representative for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. He completed his second term as president of Hudson Lions Club in 2006. He resides in Hudson, Wis.

Shelby (Ludwig) Obershaw 1959
and her husband, Charles, received honorary doctorates of human letters from Cal State San Bernardino’s College of Education. Shelby was an elementary school teacher in San Bernardino for 21 years. She later served on the San Bernardino City Unified School District board. She also volunteered at a county school for homeless children and serves on the College of Education Advisory Board, the San Bernardino Symphony, and other panels.


Virgil F. Fradette 1963
retired from Exxon Mobil Corporation in March 2006 as senior planner/IS advisor with nearly 40 years of service. He resides in Woodsboro, Md.

Larry and Mary (Andersen) Feltes 1964; 1966
Mary has spent 22 years teaching biology and anatomy at St. Francis High School. She is the department chair for science. Larry is retired from the Air Force. They reside on a pumpkin farm in West Chicago, Ill.

Thomas Knutson 1965
received the 2007 Phi Beta Delta Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education. PBD is an honor society for international scholars. In accepting the award, he noted that his interest in international cultural exchange began when as a student he participated in UWRF's first Semester Abroad program in 1963. Thomas is a professor of communication studies at California State University, Sacramento, and an adjunct professor of graduate studies at Bangkok University in Thailand.

Susan Ludvigson 1965
recently had a poetry book published, Escaping the House of Certainty, by Louisiana State University Press (see alumni book club article in this section). She is the author of eight previous volumes of poems and the recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Fullbright, NEA, and Witter Bynner fellowships. She teaches at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.

Gary Beastrom 1966
retired after 40 years of work in and around the Athens community. He resides in Athens, Wis.

Bart Christensen 1966
retired from 3M in 2002. He is now working as business development director for Certified Marketing Consultants, Ltd. He and his wife, Lisa, moved to Irving, Texas, and are now near their grandson.

Lynn H. Fischer 1966
is the semi-retired author and printer of the Genius Newsletter on the University of Minnesota campus. She also gives out the Doctor of Genius Degree. She resides in Minneapolis, Minn.

Lisa (Lundberg) Laehn 1967
is a program assistant at Pepin County Senior Services. She resides in Durand, Wis.

Jerry Olson 1967
retired after 38-1/2 years with Farm Credit. He is enjoying traveling with his wife of 35 years in their fifth-wheel. They reside in Lancaster, Wis.

William C. Schwartz 1967
was named an adjunct assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Department. He is also the vice president of NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization that certifies products and writing standards for food, water, air, and consumer goods.

David Arnoldi 1969
retired from an administrative position with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in January 2007. He resides in Baton Rouge, La.


Gary Bastian 1970
was re-elected as a Second District Court judge in 2006. He was first appointed in November 1997. He is a trial judge seated in Ramsey County, Minn. He resides in Maplewood, Minn.

Barbara Daly 1970
graduated with a degree in radio broadcasting from Brown College. She is currently doing a community television program called “Access to Democracy.” In the show she does interviews with government officials and prominent residents of the cities south of the river in Minnesota. She resides in Burnsville, Minn.

James Rusch 1970
writes that he's trying to retire and have some fun. Right now, though, he's spending a lot of time rebuilding and adding on to a house in the Town of Richmond, consulting on surveying and developing, and traveling for the State of Wisconsin Registration Board for Surveyors and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Still, he finds time to have a cup of coffee and enjoy family time with grandchildren.

Gene Arnst 1971
retired from UWRF after 20 years as a carpenter in the maintenance department. He now works part time on the grounds crew during summers at the New Richmond Golf Club. His wife, Barb, is also retired. They reside in New Richmond, Wis.

Greg Murch 1971
was appointed to the Meeker County Memorial Hospital Foundation Board. He is a senior vice president of operations at Sparboe Companies in Litchfield, Minn. He resides on Lake Minnie Belle in Minnesota.

Michael F. Rowan 1971
was promoted to associate director of planned giving at the University of St. Thomas. He resides in St. Paul, Minn.

Timothy Ericson 1972, 1981
received the Fellows’ Ernst Posner Award from the Society of American Archivists for his article, “Building Our Own Iron Curtain: The Emergence of Secrecy in American Government,” in the journal American Archivist, vol. 68, no. 1. He is a senior lecturer emeritus in the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies.

Deb (Torgerson) Heikkinen 1972
retired from teaching in 2006. She was a speech and language therapist. She resides in Brantwood, Wis.

Michael J. McIntyre 1972
was recently installed as the immediate past chairman of the board of the Munster (Indiana) Chamber of Commerce. He served as chairman from 2004-2006. He is the banking center manager at Citizens Financial Bank. He is a past president of the Munster Kiwanis Club, Munster Rotary Club, and Lake County Public Library Foundation. He is currently the treasurer of the Munster Education Foundation. He is also a past lieutenant governor of the duneland division of the Indiana District of Kiwanis International. In 2004 he was named the Munster Chamber Citizen of the Year. He and his wife, Cherly, reside in Munster, Ind.

Charles P. Stanislaw 1972
is the guidance counselor at St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo, Japan. He resides in Tokyo, Japan.

Tony Vignieri 1972
is chief of corporate communications of Vistage International and handles all internal/external communications along with media and public relations. He resides in Carlsbad, Calif.

Anne (Hoffmann) Campbell 1973
recently put down her quarter horse mare, Fashion Keeper. Fashion Keeper was the last ‘training colt’ from the first UWRF colt class. She was 35 years old and the dam of 8 foals, including an AQHA champion in England. Anne resides in River Falls, Wis.

Steve Wilcox 1974
was chosen as one of six community leaders to be honored with the Spurgeon Award at the 26th annual Pride of St. Paul celebration. He was recognized for career excellence and community service and being a positive role model for young people.

David Swenson 1975
recently published the book, Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment. Previously he published Pioneering Portfolio Management. He has been the chief investment officer at Yale University for 20 years.

Alison Chang 1976
is the CEO of a mid-size hotel company. Previously she was an instructor at a college. She and her husband reside in Houston, Texas.

Diane Zabel 1978
was appointed editor of “Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ),” a refereed research journal published by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). She is the Louis and Virginia Benzak Business Librarian.

Scott Kopp 1979
has been elected to District 3 Board of Directors of the Community Bankers of Wisconsin (CBW). CBW is a banking trade organization furthering the mission of community banks. Scott is the CEO/president of the Bank of Galesville, Wis. He resides in Galesville, Wis.


Monica Vilars 1980
was one of six educators honored by a Minnesota educational foundation for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to student learning. She received the $10,000 Award for Excellence. She teaches alternative education art to junior high and high school students and has been teaching for 25 years.

John Hoch 1981
was named Wisconsin's "Coach of the Three-Quarter Century" by Scholastic Coach and Athletic Director magazine. He has been head football coach at Lancaster High School since 1982, winning four Division IV state championships and two Division V state crowns. He was inducted into the UWRF Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.

Joan Leuck-Waak 1982
retired in 2006 after 23 years with the Los Angeles Police Department as a Sgt +II. She worked various patrol assignments both as an officer and supervisor during her time on the force and was assigned to numerous specialized units, including tactics and firearms training. In 1998 she earned the department's Medal of Valor for her actions when confronting a gunman who was armed with two assault rifles.

Bruce Marti 1982
is national manager of parts and service field operations and customer service support for Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. He has worked with Toyota since 1990. He resides in Corona, Calif.

Rita Gavle 1983
Retired from Mat-Su School District in Wasilla, Alaska, after 20 years of service. She has now moved to Arizona and works for Student Therapies & Resource Services (STARS) in Cave Creek, Ariz. She resides in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Kathleen J. Rasinowich-Platt 1983
and her Golden Retriever, Wrigley, won the AKC/Eukanuba National Obedience Championship in Tampa, Fla., in 2005. In 2006, her dog Shale was second runner up in the championship. In 2005 and 2006, she represented the USA/AKC World Cup Obedience Team and traveled to Birmingham, England, where she competed with teams from 10 different countries, similar to the Olympics of dog obedience. She works full-time for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as a business analyst. She and her husband, Gary, own a part-time dog obedience training school in Papillon, Neb.

Nancy Vincent-Johnson 1983
has been assigned as Commander of the National Capital District Veterinary Command and also assigned as the clinical specialist for the North Atlantic Regional Veterinary Command. She and her husband, Tod, have a daughter, Anita.

Ronald Beckstrom 1984
was promoted to accounting officer principal for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and is responsible for preparing interim financial statements for 32 state colleges and universities. He also handles accounting and financial reporting for the Revenue Bond Fund. He resides in Lindstrom, Minn.

Lynda M. King 1984
is a bookkeeper for RHF Management Services, LLC, in Los Angeles, Calif., and one of her clients is musician Lenny Kravitz.

Jane Mortensen 1984
is a natural science instructor for MATC-Madison and a practicing registered dental hygienist. She resides in Whitewater, Wis.

Kim (Stafford) Waugh 1984
has been in education for 20 years and is in her third year as an assistant principal at Port St. Lucie High School. She resides with her husband, Gerry, in Port St. Lucie, Fla., with their son Grayson, 4.

Joe Crownhart 1986
is an adult educator for the Nicolet Area Technical College and a reading specialist for the Phelps School District. He resides in Winchester, Wis., with his wife, Janice, and their two sons, Alex, 13, and Keaton, 3.

Troy Eick 1986
is the owner of Northeastern Roofing Inc., a commercial roofing business. He has two daughters and resides in Seymour, Wis.

Natalie Goldston 1987
is general manager of Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors, Minn. She will oversee operation departments including guest service and reservations, the Splashing Rock Restaurant, banquet services and group events, maintenance, housekeeping, administration, and the owners association.

Robert Meier 1987
has been named an assistant commissioner for policy and governmental relations at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He resides in Oakdale, Minn.

Chang Cho 1988
opened his own CPA firm in Lindstrom, Minn., in 2006. Previously he worked with Arthur Anderson and Ernst & Young as a tax manager.

Jack and Becky (Draves) Rasmussen 1988; 1988
Jack is a chemist for 3M and Becky is a pharmacist for Target. Both of their children attend UWRF. They reside in Baldwin, Wis.

Steve Rolf 1988
is a potter who recently exhibited his one-of-a-kind functional pots with his mother’s paintings during the South Central Art Studio Tour in Faribault. He resides in River Falls with his wife, Jacqueline, and two children, Christina, 4, and Hannes, 2.

Martha Thomford 1988
received the Circle of Excellence Award from her employer Workforce Development, Inc. She has been working as a career counselor for them in Rochester, Minn., for eight years. She resides in Rochester, Minn.

Rob Bignell 1989
has been named editor of The Daily Triplicate in Crescent City, Calif. Previously he was the editorial page editor for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif. He and his wife, Gretchen, reside in Crescent City.

Pavane (Boesen) Hoover 1989
is happily married to her soul-mate, Ernest, and dividing time between two homes, one in Lakeville, Minn., and one in downtown Chicago, Ill. She is the category manager for Coty Beauty with responsibility for Target Headquarters. They have two children, Dane, 16, and Hunter, 14.

Scott Friess 1989
received the outstanding IAS award for the 2005-2006 school year at UW-Barron County where he is a lecturer in mathematics. He was also named Teacher of the Year for 2006 by the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce. He resides in Cumberland, Wis., with his wife, Joette, and sons, Michael, 11, and Matthew, 3.


Christopher Hindle 1990
is a graphic artist for Discover Mediaworks and produces such shows as Discover Wisconsin and Into the Outdoors, as well as a variety of corporate video productions. He resides in Fitchburg, Wis., with his wife, Lisa, and their three children.

Lana Meyer 1990
works for Primerica Financial Services out of an office in Hudson, Wis.

Katie (McGonagle) and Alan Schultz 1991; 1991
Katie graduated from the College of St. Catherine in December 2006 with a master’s degree in Education—Curriculum and Instruction. She is a sixth-grade teacher. They reside in Mendota Heights, Minn., with their two sons, Joe, 10, and Jack, 8.

Cristy (Leibel) Trandahl 1991
is a short story writer who’s stories are contained in the anthologies released in 2006, “Chicken Soup for the Shopper’s Soul,” “Chicken Soup for Busy Moms,” and “Cup of Comfort for Mothers to Be.” She resides in Lindstrom, Minn., with her husband, Dave, and their six children, Cassandra, 13, Emmaleah, 9, Lydia, 4, Andrew, 2, Hannah, 11, and Sarah, 8.

Aaron W. Harper 1992
has been accepted to the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. Previously he was a professor of chemistry for seven years. He resides in Newport Beach, Calif.

Kirk and Mary Howatt 1992; 1993
Kirk was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of plant sciences at North Dakota State University. Mary is the enrichment programs coordinator and cheerleading coach at Northern Cass School in Hunter, N.D. They reside in Argusville, N.D., with their three children.

Michael McLaren 1992
was promoted to design director at Baker Associates, a consumer-branded packaging design firm based in Wayzata, Minn. Previously he was a senior designer. He resides in Circle Pines, Minn., with his wife, Joanie, and their two children, Riley, 7, and Piper, 3.

Susan and Michael Weyh 1992; 1993
have opened a party supply, engraving, and balloon business in downtown Portage, Wis., named HoopLa! Their Candy Bouquet franchise that started in 2005 has been moved into the store as well. Mike continues to farm and they continue to own an independent cleaning business named Maid Spotless. They reside in Portage, Wis.

Scott Fleming 1993
is the chief of police for the city of Ivanhoe, Minn. Previously he was a police officer for South Dakota State University and a Lieutenant of Public Safety at the St. Cloud State University Public Safety Department. He and his wife, Renae, have two children, Tyler, 18, and Hannah, 21.

April Lynch 1993
graduated with her master's degree in education from Hamline University. She is teaching second grade in the South Washington County School District. She resides in Wyoming, Minn.

Jason and Dawn (Zwisler) Ramaker 1993; 1995
Jason is the Dean of Student Life at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. They reside in Lake Mills, Iowa, with their three children, Anna, 6, Jack, 3, and Anthony, 2.

Sarah (Connolly) Smits 1993, 1995
was named clinic director at the UW-River Falls Speech and Hearing Clinic on campus. She resides in River Falls, Wis.

Lori (Ferkingstad) Dunn 1994
graduated with her master's degree in management from UWRF in May 2005. She is a senior human resources generalist at Deluxe Corporation. She resides in Hudson, Wis.

Eric Kerr 1994
Air Force SSGT Kerr received the honorary “Sixth Star” rank and was awarded the Six Star Commemorative Medal from the United States Organization (USO) presented at the 32nd annual USO Six Star Salute Program in Seoul, South Korea. He is a broadcast producer and was assigned to Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea, for one year. He is now in Belgium and has been promoted to Tech Sergeant.

Shantelle (Taylor) Brausen 1995
reports that her family is enjoying life in Washington, DC, following her husband's job relocation.

Christopher J. Burns 1995
has joined the Minneapolis law firm of Henson & Efron, P.A., as a member of the firm’s trusts and estates practice. He was also appointed by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty to the Board of Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation and currently serves as its chair. He is a columnist for Good Age newspaper, a mentor for St. Thomas Law School students, and a member of the Woodbury Economic and Development Commission. He was also named a 2006 “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine.

Emily (Rollings) and Samuel DeHaven 1995; 2000
Emily is in the marketing department at Gartner Studios and Sam is a financial advisor with UBS Financial Services, Inc. Both are located in Stillwater, Minn. They reside in Luck, Wis., with their three boys, Jacob, Emerson, and Samuel.

Lynn Kulla 1995
graduated from the Duke University doctor of physical therapy program in May 2006. She is a PT at Maria Parham Medical Center. She resides in Durham, N.C.

Jennifer (Tschida) Lee 1995
volunteers at St. John’s Catholic Church in Mewburgh and at Castle Elementary. She is a stay-at-home mom. She and her husband reside in Mewburgh, Ind., with their three boys, Nicholas, 6, Benjamin, 3, and Joshua, 1.

Erik Quam 1995
completed his licensure in Kindermusik and is teaching classes on music and movement to parents and their children to develop a child’s ability to think critically and logically. He is also a toy creator for MindWare. He and his wife, Sara, have a daughter, Eva.

Jeff Ramsay 1995
is an English instructor at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. He resides in Muncie, Ind.

Kathryn Schaefer 1995
is employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a clinical social worker. She resides in Eagan, Minn.

Timohty Droel 1996
was named partner at the law firm of Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, in Eden Prairie, Minn. Previously he was a lawyer with Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC, in Minneapolis, Minn. He and his wife, Heather, reside in West Bloomington, Minn., with their three boys, Houston, Boston, and Raleigh.

Katherine (Korba) Haugen 1996; 2001
was married to Peter Haugen in 1998 and widowed in 2000 when Peter died of cancer. She has been working in arts administration since 2004 with Arts Midwest, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis. She is also in her sixth season with the chorus of the Minnesota Opera. She resides in St. Paul, Minn.

Craig Sarnow 1996
is a sergeant on the Milwaukee Police Department. He resides in Milwaukee, Wis.

Jason and Jennifer (Rogers) Cress 1997; 2000
Jason is the associate principal at Denmark High School. They reside in Green Bay, Wis., with their three children, Asher, 6, Anneka, 2, and Mariah, 1.

Deanna (Herman) Munoz 1997
is a stay-at-home mom of three children. She and her husband, David, reside in Wausau, Wis.

Jane Slater 1997
is a community Corrections Worker II at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center. She works with juveniles (ages 10-20) while they are waiting for court or placement. She resides in Hudson, Wis.

Matt Helgerson 1998
is the principal of Le Center High School, in Le Center, Minn. He and his wife, Tracy, reside in New Prague, Minn., with their two daughters, Ellie, 3, and Claire, 1.

Greg Rucke 1998
retired from the Robbinsdale (Minn.) Police Department at the end of 2006 after a 30-year career with the department. He resides in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Jeffrey F. Sinna 1998
was a three-month “contract to hire” network engineer through TEK Systems in Edina, Minn. He worked on location at Coldwell Banker Burnet and was hired on full-time there. He writes that he loves his new job.

Craig Donley 1999
graduated from Metropolitan State University with an MBA in finance on Aug. 16, 2006. He resides in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Jese Ledbetter 1999
is a service-learning coordinator at Normandale Community College. She resides with her husband in Richfield, Minn.

Rick Montreal 1999
was named the new varsity boys basketball head coach for the New Richmond Tigers. He is also a sixth-grade teacher in the New Richmond School District. He and his wife, Jackie, reside in New Richmond, Wis., with their two daughters, Emily, 5, and Abbie, 3.


Tammy Duve 2000
is a recruiter for the Minneapolis Peace Corps regional office. Previously she had served as a small enterprise development volunteer in Ghana, West Africa. She resides in Minneapolis, Minn.

Wendy Jasper 2000
is the assistant manager of the garden center at Sargent’s Landscape Nursery in Rochester, Minn. She resides in LeRoy, Minn.

Patricia A. (Sobieck) Skinkis 2000
is an assistant professor of horticulture at Oregon State University. She is also working as the viticulture specialist for the state of Oregon. She had completed her Ph.D. in horticulture with specialization in viticulture at Purdue University in 2006. She and her husband, Paul, reside in Corvallis, Ore.

Sandra Urban 2000
is a scholarship coordinator at the Rotary Foundation in Evanston, Ill. She coordinates the files for scholars who study in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Hungary, and parts of Sweden, England, Australia, and the United States. She resides in Glenview, Ill.

Ericka Adams Cole 2001
recently wrapped up filming on the ESPN/ABC movie, “Ruffian,” both working behind and in front of the camera as an outrider and wrangler’s assistant. The movie will air in June 2007 and stars former River Falls resident Sam Shepard.

Samuel Crnobrna 2001
is employed by Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis, Minn. He has also been a part-time mobile DJ since 2002. He resides in Eagan, Minn.

Melissa Ferlaak 2001
signed a record deal in October 2005 to join the Austrian music group, Visions of Atlantis, with the European/US music label, Napalm Records. The band recorded their third album, Melissa’s first album with the group, at Dreamscape Studios in Munich, Germany, this past summer and began an Asian tour this winter.

John Nesse 2001
practices labor law with Management Guidance, Inc., in St. Paul, Minn. He represents construction employer associations primarily in the areas of labor and government relations and also works with community based non-profit organizations. He resides in St. Paul, Minn.

Eliluz Rosario-Vega 2001
works in the microbiology research lab at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and graduated from the university's clinical laboratory science program in September 2006. He resides in Mendota Heights, Minn.

Jennifer Russell 2001
won the National Discussion Meet at the American Farm Bureau Foundation Convention in Nashville, Tenn. As the winner, she received a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4 pickup with a 5.7L HEMI Magnum engine and a paid registration to the 2006 YF&R Leadership Conference to be held in Des Moines, Iowa. She resides in Oakdale, Minn.

Jamie (Everson) Tinney 2001
is a social worker at the Osceola Medical Center. She and her husband live in Osceola, Wis.

Jennifer Hanson 2002
has been unable to find a permanent teaching job since graduating, so she has used her relaxed schedule to travel extensively. So far, she has traveled to Costa Rica, France, Italy, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Iceland, and Turkey. She resides in Rochester, Minn.

Danelle Haugen 2002
is the lab manager for Western Wisconsin Energy, LLC, an ethanol plant located in Boyceville, Wis. She resides in Dallas, Wis.

Holly Lonning 2002
is a herdperson for Boon Farms in Greenwood, Wis. She and Michael Rudnick are planning an August wedding. Holly lives in Neillsville, Wis.

Nathan Mitchell 2002
was promoted to technical support for Drs. Foster & Smith, a leading online pet retailer in Rhinelander, Wis.

Michelle Tighe 2002
is the manager of business development and events for the Northern Dakota County Chamber of Commerce.

Nadine White 2002
is currently a nurse at Childrens Hospitals and Clinics in St. Paul, Minn. She's planning an April 2007 wedding with 2001 UWRF alumnus Ryan Schultz.

Nicholas and Martha (Schlottke) Basham 2003; 2003
Nick is the manager of Asian Foods in St. Paul, Minn. Martha is running their business, They reside in Centuria, Wis., with their two daughters, Maria and Aliyah, and have another baby on the way.

Chris Borman 2003
is currently finishing up his master's degree in history at UW-Milwaukee. He resides in Milwaukee, Wis.

Sarah B. Von Korovich 2003
is the assistant gardener at the British Embassy Residence Gardens in Washington, D.C. She resides in Washington, D.C.

Matthew Kruse 2003
is the senior director of all of the YMCA of Orange County’s after-school tutoring and mentoring programs. He and his wife reside in Buena Park, Calif.

Rebecca Neamy 2003
is working on a master's degree in international business while serving as marketing manager for a non-profit organization in Ramsey County, Minn. She's also helping several disability advocacy agencies in Minnesota as they propose legislative changes for 2007.

Nicole Nohl 2003
is a business development consultant and trainer of Dale Carnegie Training for JR Rodgers and Associates in Milwaukee, Wis. She specializes in the Generation Next program, Dale Carnegie Training for Young Adults, 14-20.

Lindsey O’Grady 2003
is a graduate student in the curriculum and instruction program at the University of St. Thomas, pursuing her master’s degree in K-12 curriculum and instruction. She resides in River Falls, Wis.

Meghan Olson 2003
is a member of the Chromolume Theatre Company. She also works as a substitute teacher and gives voice lessons. She resides in Southern California.

Kelli Saxe 2003
is a first-grade teacher in Necedah, Wis. Prior to that position she taught in North Carolina for three years. She resides in Necedah, Wis.

Regina Schindel 2003
is teaching accelerated physics at West Allis–West Milwaukee School District. She is also the girls cross country coach at Franklin High School. She resides in New Berlin, Wis.

Christina Cariveau 2004
graduated with her M.Ed. in counseling and personnel services with an emphasis in college student personnel from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is the residence director at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn.

Jessica Graham 2004
is a third-grade teacher for John Tartan Elementary School in North Las Vegas, Nev. She resides in Las Vegas, Nev.

Nick Kesler 2004
is a photojournalist/editor at Fox Sports Net North in Minneapolis, Minn. He covers the Twins, Wild, Wolves, and a weekly Vikings show on Thursday nights year round. He resides in St. Paul, Minn.

Rachel (Gilbertson) McDonough 2004
is a certified financial planner working with clients to help them identify and achieve their financial goals. She resides in Minneapolis, Minn.

Michelle Sloniker 2004
is teaching fourth grade in Inver Grove Heights. She resides in Eagan, Minn.

Kyle Weaver 2004
is the new editor of the Country Messenger in Scandia, Minn.

Luke Cooreman 2005
is a consumer lender for White Rock Bank in Cannon Falls, Minn. Previously he worked for the Cannon Fold Club for nine years.

Christine Duellman 2005
was recently promoted to education development manager for Dior, a company of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Corporation. She lives in New York City, N.Y.

Micheal Foley 2005
is a page designer/copy editor for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif. Previously he was the copy editor/page designer for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. He resides in Palm Springs.

Kirsten Johnson 2005
is the 4-H program coordinator for Faribault County.

Meg Mueller 2005
is continuing her education at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. She resides in Fall Creek, Wis.

Michelle Prosser 2005
is the district administrator of Hubbard County’s Soil and Water Conservation District. She resides in Park Rapids, Minn.

Jennifer (Martin) Ramirez 2005
is a dietician for the Providence Alaska Medical Center. She resides in Eagle River, Alaska.

Mary Vang 2005
is an admissions recruiter for Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn. She resides in Woodbury, Minn.

Karine Wilson 2005
is attending graduate school at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. She is an MFA candidate and received the Millennium Fellowship in the university's art studio program this past year.

Jeremy Bonikowske 2006
recently graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wis. He plans to attend school to become a firefighter as well and is currently serving with his community's volunteer fire department.

Sarah Roush 2006
is a program coordinator with the Volt Services Group, employed by 3M to orchestrate the company's interview processes. She is planning a January 2008 wedding.

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