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Julie Rhodes — Oak Harbor, WA,  Retired in June 2022 after a 31 year career in parks and recreation with the Woodridge Park District in Illinois as the Assistant Superintendent of Recreation and Safety Coordinator. Ma. Rhodes looks forward to new adventures in the Pacific Northwest and continue to travel the world - African safari planned for this August. 
Submitted: June 13, 2022

Chris and daughter Elise
Chris and daughter Elise

Christopher Lyle Rossing & Tracy (Lopas) 1991 — Maple Grove, MN,  checked out as Captain on the Airbus A319/320/321 aircraft in January 2021 for Delta Air Lines and is based in Minneapolis. Tracy works for ISD 279 in Maple Grove as a part-time substitute teacher and KidStop support staff. Their oldest daughter Elise is graduating high school this year and will be attending Elmhurst University in the Fall to play volleyball there. "We didn’t realize it until it was too late that Elmhurst and Carthage are big volleyball rivals," they wrote, "so watching those games should be fun! 
Submitted: April 7, 2021

John M Gehring — Kenosha, WI,  recently completed a portrait of actress Grace Kelly, of which he sent 3 copies to her son: Prince Albert II of Monaco (one for him and the other two for his two sisters). He received a wonderful thank you letter from the secretary to Prince Albert II expressing gratitude for the portraits he sent. 
Submitted: October 21, 2020

John Gehring — Kenosha, WI,  has been drawing the inductees for the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame induction banquet for the past 20 years. The framed and signed sketches are placed in silent auction. John is currently working on a 2020 calendar with his sketches of difference rock musicians (1960s-1970s). 
Submitted: December 12, 2018

Martin Pitts — Kenosha,  has been honored as the Wisconsin PTA Ronald Dunlap Administrator of the Year. Pitts, principal at Nash Elementary School in Kenosha, was selected for his administrative effectiveness, past and present PTA involvement, and community and professional organization involvement. 
Submitted: June 4, 2014

John Gehring — Kenosha,  retired from Ace Hardware in Kenosha on July 30, 2013. He did a sketch of three popes for Rev. Guy Gurath: Pope Francis I, Pope John XXIII, and Pope John Paul II. The sketch was done to commemorate the sainthood of John XXIII and John Paul II on April 27, 2014. He also drew the two inductees this year for the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Ahman Green and Ken Ruettgers. The induction banquet is scheduled for July 19, 2014, and the sketches will be placed in silent auction. On April 23, John had a one-person art show at the Italian American Club in Kenosha. 
Submitted: May 29, 2014

Nicole (Hauk) Nordine — Phoenix, Ariz.,  married Dane Nordine on March 16, 2013, at the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Ariz. The couple resides in Phoenix with Nicole's son, Jake, 13. Nicole and Dane both work for McMurry/TMG, where Nicole is a senior production manager and Dane is an imaging specialist. 
Submitted: April 19, 2013

Heidi Wahlmark Ehlers — Gilbert, Ariz., recently earned her Master's of Science degree in Project Management from Boston University. I have also started in a new position as a Project Manager with the Training and Professional Development division of Pearson Education Publishing in Chandler, Ariz. 
Submitted: March 4, 2010

Daniel Bishop — Lake Geneva, Wis., was appointed to the position of Division of Human Service Chair for Concordia University River Forest. Dr. Bishop has been with Concordia serving as a faculty member and department chair for the school of Graduate and Innnovative Programming for the department of Counselor Education. Dr. Bishop resides in Lake Geneva with his wife and three children. In addition to his work in higher education, he is in private practice in Elkhorn, Wis., providing outpatient therapy services.  
Submitted: July 30, 2009

Timothy J. Kielley — Littlestown, Pa., was chosen one of four Outstanding Young Pennslvanians by the Pennsylvania Junior Chamber of the Jaycees. Pastor Kielley was recognized for his leadership at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover, Pa., where he serves as senior pastor. This particular award is given to community leaders whose work emphasizes service to the community. The Chamber celebrated the growth of the congregation under Kielley's pastorate. The Jaycees also recognized Kielley's leadership in outreach, in particular the congregation's involvement with World Hunger and Lutheran Disaster Response. St. Paul's was recently recognized as a leading contributor the ELCA's World Hunger Appeal. The award was presented at a ceremony in Harrisburg, Pa. on Nov. 8, 2008. 
Submitted: January 20, 2009

Tony Guinn — Macomb, Ill., is the head women's soccer coach at Western Illinois University. He was named Summit League coach of the year after his team finished 16-3-1 and won the conference title. 
Submitted: January 14, 2008

Heidi Wahlmark Ehlers — Gilbert, Ariz., and her husband Steve have moved to the Phoenix area. Heidi works for Rio Salado College as a Curriculum Developer in the Instructional Design Department. 
Submitted: June 19, 2007

Kristi Griffis Juarez — South Beloit, Ill., and husband, Agustin are excited to announce the birth of their third child, Lily Mae-Marie on June 23, 2006 in Rockford, Ill. She joins Frank, 14, and Justina, 10, to complete their family of five. Kristi and Agustin also just purchased their first home in the same area Kristi grew up in. Kristi loves her new job teaching Spanish-speaking kindergarteners in the Harvard (Ill.) school district.  
Submitted: February 8, 2007

Chris Rossing — Sioux Falls, S.D., has started a new position as director of the Kirby Science Discovery Center at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, and was promoted to Commander in the Navy Reserve. His wife Tracy (Lopas '91), teaches French and Spanish at Lincoln High School. Chris and Tracy announce the birth of the third child, Annabelle Lynn, on Sept. 7, 2006. She joins her big brother Erik, 9, and sister Elise, 4. 
Submitted: November 27, 2006

Donald C. Squires — Kansasville, Wis., has retired from Bane-Nelson, Inc. on March 31, 2006 as Director of Operations at the Kikkoman Foods job site in Walworth, Wis. after 14 years.  
Submitted: May 16, 2006

Gregory Nikolich — Crystal Lake, Ill., is SIM Technical Writer/Deployment Coordinator with Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.(ACS)/ McDonald's He resides with wife Tricia (Moore '91), son Tyler, 9, and daughter Emily, 6. 
Submitted: March 2, 2006

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christopher L. Rossing — Sioux Falls, S. D., was recently selected for the rank of Commander and assumed duties as Commanding Officer with Naval Reserve Center, Armed Forces Reserve Training Center. He was cited for outstanding professional accomplishment, proficiency, leadership, initiative, and military bearing.  
Submitted: September 26, 2005

Shalabh Tandon — Chandler, Ariz., and wife, Karla (Rasmussen '90), announce the birth of their son, Eshaan Narain, on March 3, 2005. 
Submitted: June 10, 2005

Jason Exner — Racine, Wis., passed away on May 15, 2005. While at Carthage, Jason became a member of Tau Delta Psi, the fraternity otherwise known as The Buffs. During the past three years, he was a counselor at the Mission Bible Training Institute. Jason is survived by his mother, Janet, father, Terry, sister, Jayne, and brother, Justin. 
Submitted: June 3, 2005

Scott Catron — Sandy, Utah, and wife Julie Slama '87, announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Anne Slama-Catron. She was born March 25, 2005 weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Abigail joins her big sister, Amelia Elysabeth. Abigail's great-grandmother, Elysabeth Davis McCallister was a 1931 Carthage graduate. Julie is responsible for Murray City School District's public relations and Scott is the quality assurance manager at Thatcher Company in Salt Lake City. 
Submitted: April 19, 2005

Karl Schmitt — Temple Terrace, Fla., and wife Sara (Anderson '89), announce the birth of their daughter, Carly Elaine Schmitt. Carly joins brothers Eric, 7, and David, 3. Sara is a social worker with the Hillsborough County School Board. Karl is a lieutenant with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and is president of the firefighters union. 
Submitted: February 27, 2005

Kristine Philipp Victory — Woodstock, Ill., and her husband Martin announce the adoption of their daughter, Savanna Kristine, Sept. 27, 2004.  
Submitted: January 11, 2005

Michael Packard — Derby, Kan., recently accepted a promotion with Southwestern College of Kansas. He serves as student services coordinator of Southwestern's center at McConnell Air Force Base near Wichita, Kan. Mr. Packard and his family recently moved to the Derby area. 
Submitted: August 9, 2004

Christopher Barger & Sara — Greenfield, Wis., and his wife Sara announce the birth of their son, Barrett Christopher, June 27, 2002.  
Submitted: February 16, 2004

Sandra Goldstein Gregerman — Glenview, Ill., married Daniel Gregerman on Dec. 28, 2002. Sandra manages the wholesale furniture showroom at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago for Baker Furniture. Daniel is the Director of Choral Educators at Niles North High School in Skokie, Ill. 
Submitted: December 11, 2003

Gregory Nikolich — Crystal Lake, Ill., has accepted a Senior Technical Training Specialist position with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) in downtown Chicago. He resides in Crystal Lake with his wife Patricia (Moore '91). They have a son, Tyler, 6, and a daughter, Emily, 3. 
Submitted: December 1, 2003

Jenny Hoening Conway — Lake in the Hills, Ill., and her husband John, announce the birth of their daughter, Brynn Faith, July 5, 2002. Byrnn joins her sister Emily, 6. Jenny continues to work as a school social worker for the Crystal Lake Elementary School District in the Early Childhood Special Education Program. 
Submitted: October 29, 2003

David Maaske — Yorkville, Ill., and his wife Cindy, announce the birth of their daughter, Ellen Grace, March 1. Ellen joins brothers Jacob, 8, and Lucas, 6. Dave is a physical therapist at Yorkville Clinic and an athletic trainer at Yorkville High School. 
Submitted: September 16, 2003

Timothy J. Kielley — Littlestown, Pa., was called to be the new senior pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover, Pa. Rev. Kielley recently celebrated his 10th anniversary of ordination. He began his duties in the 15,000-member parish in May. 
Submitted: September 9, 2003

Chris Rossing — Sioux Falls, S.D., and wife Tracy (Lopas '91), announce the birth of their daughter, Elise Irene, on Oct. 12, 2002. Elise joins brother Erik, 6. Chris is Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve, currently serving on active duty as Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Center in Sioux Falls. A pilot currently on furlough with Northwest Airlines, he was recalled to active duty as a Naval Reservist shortly after 9/11 in support of Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom. He assumed his present duties as Commanding Officer in Sept. 2002.  
Submitted: June 20, 2003

Sara Madson Wittman — Allen, Tex., completed her first half-marathon in Dallas in February, with a time of 2:01:21. She ran her first full-marathon in Dallas the following month, and placed first in her age group with a time of 4:20:16. In April, she raced in her second half-marathon with a time of 1:57:48. Sara and husband Jim will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary on Sept. 4. They are parents of Madeline, 6, Max, 4, and Jack 2. 
Submitted: June 13, 2003

Heidi Wahlmark Ehlers — Burlington, N.J., has accepted a position as editor for Commonwealth Business Media in East Windsor, N.J. The company publishes magazines and directories that cover the international trade and transportation industries. 
Submitted: April 28, 2003

Mike Packard — Mulvane, Kan., recently accepted the position of program representative of the Baker Universtiy School of Professional and Graduate Studies in Wichita, Kan. 
Submitted: March 7, 2003

Karl Schmitt — Temple Terrace, Fla., and Sara (Anderson '89) Schmitt, announce the birth of their son David William. He joins brother Eric, 4. Sara is a school social worker in Tampa, Fla. Karl is a lieutenant in the Hillsborough County Fire Department, and is serving his first term as president of the firefighters union in Tampa. 
Submitted: June 19, 2002


David Maack standing outside office
David Maack standing outside office

David L (N/A) Maack — Racine, WI,  is retiring after serving 31 years as the Racine County Emergency Management Coordinator. Over the past 31 years, he has built a program which has received national recognition and in 2011, he was recognized at the White House as a Champion of Change. 
Submitted: October 1, 2021

David Maack — Racine, WI,  spoke recently at the Humanitarian Disaster Institute's 2018 Disaster Ministry Conference at Wheaton College. He spoke on engaging the faith based community in disaster response and recovery. David is the Racine County Emergency Management Coordinator. 
Submitted: July 3, 2018

Amberly Farber — Reedsburg, WI,  is employed by Renewal Unlimited in Portage, Wisconsin, as a family advocate home visitor for Sauk County’s Head Start Program. She is still singing and playing her 12-string guitar whenever possible. Amberly lives with her elderly parents to assist them. She has one son, Ryan, who is 24. 
Submitted: November 12, 2015

David L Maack — Racine,  received a commission as a Kentucky colonel, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The governor and secretary of state give commissions in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to a community, state, or the nation. 
Submitted: June 15, 2015

Susan Blust , M.B.A. — Kenosha,  is a 2013-2014 graduate of the Leadership Kenosha program. She and fellow team members Amy Greil, Jennifer Krase, and Patricia Woods-Clark won the Project of the Year Award in May for their work with Frank Neighborhood Project and the YMCA in Kenosha. The project sponsors were looking for individuals from various backgrounds to support their mission and serve as mentors and teachers. With this aim and working beside Frank Neighborhood Project staff, LK team created an experiential learning program for a small group of middle school-aged young men and women. Targeting youths who currently participate in the YMCA’s Choice Youth & Family program, LK used the knowledge of the youths as being passionate about basketball to prepare them for ‘Plan B’ in case a career as a professional basketball player does not develop. Leadership Kenosha (LK) team members created a program to include; a career exploration exercise with UW software application, a speaker series of local successful professionals that had a range of sport-related careers and/or represented a chosen career of the youth, and a personalized campus visit to UW-Parkside including a tour and Q&A with UW-P men’s basketball assistant coach. During both three-hour encounters with the youth, LK teammates inspired dialogue and created real-life scenarios that revealed pathways into higher education and careers thereafter, connecting the life experiences and skills of the youths to a rich diversity of speakers, resources and support. 
Submitted: September 18, 2014

Michael Moran — Glenview, Ill.,  is in his 10th year of teaching fine arts in Deerfield, Ill., and incorporating special needs students into mainstream classrooms. He is also on District 113's tech committee, which makes decisions on technology in the district.  
Submitted: January 9, 2014

Michael Czarnik — St. Paul, Minn.,  was hired by Protia, LLC as legal counsel, and his company title is dauphin. He and his wife continue to live in St. Paul with their four children: Justis, Liberty, Honor, and Hero. 
Submitted: May 19, 2013

Mark Owen, WEMA Preseident presenting David Maack with the award
Mark Owen, WEMA Preseident presenting David Maack with the award

David L. Maack — Racine, Wis., Racine County emergency management coordinator, received the 2012 “Member of the Year” award from the Wisconsin Emergency Management Association at its annual conference in Madison, Wis. He was also a conference speaker, presenting on ethical leadership.  
Submitted: October 19, 2012

Susan Blust — This past May, Susan Blust, M.B.A.-Associate Lecturer of German at UW-Parkside taught "Business German" at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. Students received credit towards their German minor for the two week course. Frau Blust had students visit various local businesses and ask questions about their business operations. Furthermore, students conducted a survey in German. For the students, it was their first time studying overseas. 
Submitted: July 30, 2012

Susan Blust — Kenosha, Wis., taught "Business German" at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in Wolfenbüttel, Germany this past may. Students received credit towards their German minor for the two-week course. Frau Blust had students visit various local businesses and ask questions about their business operations. Furthermore, students conducted a survey in German. For the students, it was their first time studying overseas. 
Submitted: July 25, 2012

Barry Wintringer — Hartford, Wis., was elected to the Hartford City Council in April 2011.  
Submitted: January 6, 2012

Jean (Gogolin) Thur — Oshkosh, Wis., and her husband John announce the adoption of Daniel Alexander. He joined his older brothers Nicolai and Dennis on Feb. 2010.  
Submitted: January 5, 2012

David Maack — Racine, Wis., has been selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to receive one of the 2011 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. The awards recognize innovative practices and achievements of organizations and individuals that work to make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to manage any emergency situation. David was recognized in the "Engagement with Faith-Based Communities" category.  
Submitted: November 17, 2011

David Maack Speaking at a Department of Homeland Security Faithful Readiness Conference
David Maack Speaking at a Department of Homeland Security Faithful Readiness Conference

David Maack — Racine, Wis., was a plenary speaker at a recent Department of Homeland Security Faithful Readiness Conference. In addition, he recently completed ten years as an alderman in the City of Racine and chose not to seek reelection. During his tenure he chaired several committees including Public Safety and Licensing and was the City Council President during a tumultuous time in the City's history when the former Mayor was arrested.  
Submitted: July 6, 2011

Daniel Draeger — Kenosha, Wis., was promoted in 2008 to Water and Sewer Supervisor for the City of Lake Forest in Illinois. His wife, Jennifer (Blomquist '87), finished her RN degree in Dec. 2007 and now works at Aurora Hospital in Kenosha; working on a medical surgery unit. They have one son in college and another who is completing his junior year in high school.  
Submitted: July 8, 2009

David with County Executive Bill McReynolds and Astronaut Mark Lee
David with County Executive Bill McReynolds and Astronaut Mark Lee

David Maack — Racine, Wis., was inducted into the inaugural class of the Lighthouse District's Eagle Scout Hall of Fame for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of life. The induction took place at the Mayor's Leadership Breakfast held on May 6, 2009. Former NASA astronaut and Eagle Scout Mark Lee spoke on leadership and helped present the awards. David earned his Eagle Scout in 1983, following in his grandfather's footsteps. David was also reelected to his 5th term on the Racine Common Council. He serves as the 5th District alderman, representing constituents on the city's near northside.  
Submitted: May 18, 2009

Craig H. Russell — Lombard, Ill. and Beijing, China, passed away on Dec. 29, 2008. Craig was chief market strategist and an economist for Saxo Bank in China. He is survived by his mother, Harriette Russell of Bluffton, S.C., brother Mark Russell of Lexington, Ky., and fiance, Qin of Beijing. 
Submitted: March 4, 2009

Mark Amborn — Kenosha, Wis., is the manager of direct sales at Ruud Lighting in Racine. Polly (Gall) Amborn '89, is the choral music director at Tremper High School in Kenosha. They have a 4-year-old daughter named Lorelai. 
Submitted: January 12, 2009

Pete Sinsky — Kenosha, Wis., has been named chief financial officer (CFO) of Riley Construction Company, Inc., Kenosha, one of the largest contractors in southeastern Wisconsin. As CFO, Sinsky will be responsible for the accounting, human resources, insurance and information technology departments. He will also provide support to owners and customers with strategic business issues. Sinksy was previously with Clifton Gunderson, LLP, serving most recently as a partner with their Kenosha office for the last seven years. He is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Wisconsin Institiute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a current member of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside School of Business and Technology Advisory Board. He is an active member in the community serving on the board as vice president and treasurer of Margret Ann's Place, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the distinctive needs of grieving children. He is also serving as treasurer of the Kenosha Country Club. 
Submitted: October 7, 2008

David Maack — Racine, Wis., was elected as President of the City of Racine's Common Council. He represents the 5th District. In addition, he was presented with Leadership Racine's Communtiy Trustee Award and was the keynote speaker at the 2008 Leadership Racine graduation. David is a graduate of the first Leadership Racine class and is active in the Racine community. 
Submitted: July 23, 2008

David Maack accepts LR Community Trustee Award
David Maack accepts LR Community Trustee Award

David Maack — Racine, Wis., received Leadership Racine's 2008 Community Trustee award. David is a graduate of the first Leadership Racine class and the first graduate to receive this award. Past recipients include former Racine County Executive Jean Jacobson, Gabriella Klein, business owner and community advocate, Jess Levin, CEO of the Bank of Elmwood, Jim Turek, Mt. Pleasant Board Chairman, Bill and Mary Walker, long-time community leaders, Charles Bray, president of the Johnson Foundation and Joe Mooney, lifelong community volunteer. 
Submitted: June 23, 2008

Graduation 2008
Graduation 2008

Michael E. Thomas & Tammy Thomas (Hoyt) 1990 — Crystal Lake, Ill., Michael received his Doctorate in Ministry in Preaching from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago on May 18, 2008. His thesis was titled: Preaching to Seekers: Teaching and Telling the Story of THE Seeker. Tammy is an adjunct professor at McHenry County College. Their children are Maggie, 4, and Nathan, 6. Pastor Thomas has been serving Living Waters Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake, Ill. since 1998. 
Submitted: May 20, 2008

David Maack — Racine, Wis., received UW-Parkside's Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service award at their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Jan. 25, 2008. David is the Racine County Emergency Management Coordinator and and he is serving his fourth term as a Racine alderman. He chairs both the Leadership Racine and the Animal Crackers Jazz Series boards of directors.  
Submitted: February 21, 2008

Michael Czarnik — St. Paul, Minn., Michael recently gave up the adventures of the legal profession to assist the homeless of St. Paul. As housing advocate for the homeless for the East Side Family Center, Michael has been able to combine his work experiences and passion for helping others.  
Submitted: December 5, 2007

Jean Gogolin Thur — Oshkosh, Wis., Jean and John Thur are thrilled to announce the adoption of Nicholai John and Dennis Andrew. Both boys were born in Ukraine. Dad, Mom and sons arrived home on Father's Day 2007. 
Submitted: November 9, 2007

Kristen Eide Sanchez — Sammamish, Wash., and husband Ralph are proud to announce the birth of their son, Hayden William, on Dec. 28, 2006 in Bellevue, Wash.  
Submitted: February 8, 2007

Michael Czarnik — St. Paul, Minn., and his family welcomed its newest member, Hero Gabriel Czarnik, into the fold. Hero's siblings, Justis, 10, Liberty, 7, and Honor, 4, are happy to have another playmate in the household. 
Submitted: January 15, 2007

David Maack — Racine, Wis., became a Wisconsin Certified Public Manager at a ceremony at the State Capitol on May 5, 2006. The nationally-accredited certification is achieved through completion of 300 instructional hours in the Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program administered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joins over 300 other managers statewide who have earned the certification since the program was initiated in 1990. David is the Racine County emergency management coordinator and serves as a City of Racine alderman.  
Submitted: May 11, 2006

Catherine Wrought Bergstrom — Wheaton, Ill., passed away on Nov. 24, 2005. Mrs. Bergstrom was art director for Tyndale House book publishers. She is survived by her husband, Niels '90, and three daughters, Madeline, Samantha, and Caroline. 
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Barb DeLacey Kautz — Geneva, Ill., and husband Tim announce the birth of their son, Calvin John, on April 8, 2005. Calvin joins big brother Collin Michael, 9.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

David Kreutz — Ivanhoe, Ill., received the Wisconsin Business Friend of Education award for BHS Chemicals, a chemical company; he started in 1998 at Burlington High School in Burlington, Wis. All profits from BHS Chemicals go to the purchase of raw materials, equipment, and student college scholarships. 
Submitted: November 18, 2005

Sheri Pollock — Oregon, Wis., and husband Keith were married on July 24, 2004. On Oct. 3, 2005 their son, Andrew, was born. Sheri works for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in Madison, Wis., as a staff attorney.  
Submitted: November 14, 2005

Dan St. John — Pflugerville, Texas, and wife Loralee, have moved to a new home in that suburb of Austin. Mr. St. John will be managing a new golf facility/store in Round Rock, Texas. Their two boys, Ryne and Dylan, are now 12 and 13.  
Submitted: September 23, 2005

David Maack — Racine, Wis., was handily re-elected as Fifth District Alderman despite a near-fatal bout of pancreatitis that left him unable to campaign. Mr. Maack is chairman of the Common Council's License and Welfare Committee. He also received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest adult recognition the Boy Scouts bestow, for his work with the Scouts' Southeast Wisconsin Council.  
Submitted: June 28, 2005

Michael Moran — Glenview, Ill., and wife, Susan, announce the birth of their fourth child, Patrick Michael, on April 26, 2005. He joins Nicholas, 6, Matthew, 4, and Christina, 2. Mike has also taken a new position as a graphic design/art teacher at Deerfield High School. 
Submitted: June 21, 2005

Michael Czarnik — St. Paul, Minn., and wife, Brenda, have three children; son Justis, 8, and daughters Liberty, 5, and Honor, 2. They have a fourth child due in June. Michael is an attorney in St. Paul. 
Submitted: April 26, 2005

Mark Amborn — Kenosha, Wis., and his wife Polly (Gall '89), announce the birth of their daughter, Lorelai Rose, Nov. 25, 2004. Polly teaches choral music at Tremper High School and Mark is the sales department manager at Ruud Lighting in Racine. 
Submitted: February 7, 2005

Susan Blust — Kenosha, Wis., earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in May. 
Submitted: June 30, 2004

Kennette L. Brueggeman — Baltimore, Md., has become the senior financial aid manager for the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, after 15 years of working in financial aid at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. The Center for Talented Youth offers programs worldwide for gifted children. 
Submitted: June 4, 2004

Michael Czarnik — Saint Paul, Minn., has been working as an attorney in the affordable housing field for many years. Michael and his wife, Brenda, have three children; Justis, Liberty, and Honor. The couple looks forward to their children growing up and leaving the house. 
Submitted: May 17, 2004

Kristen Eide Sanchez — Sammamish, Wash., and her husband Ralph announce the birth of their son, Truman David, March 12, 2003. His godmother is Ellen (Hopkinson '88) Brown. Truman joins brother Parker John, 4. 
Submitted: May 7, 2004

Lisa Easton Fisher — Rockford, Ill., and her husband Scott Fisher announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Leonard, June 4, 2003. 
Submitted: December 8, 2003

Michael Moran — Glenview, Ill., and his wife Susan announce the birth of their daughter, Cristina Marie, June 10. She joins brothers Matthew and Nicholas. Michael is an art and special education teacher at Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Ill., and Susan owns and operates a hair and nail salon in Glenview. 
Submitted: October 20, 2003

Brad Burmeister — Westlake, Ohio, his wife Beverly, and their children Gabriella, Chandler, and Nathaniel now reside in Westlake, Ohio, on the west side of Cleveland. Brad accepted a promotion to manage care markets with Pfizer, Inc., which prompted the move. 
Submitted: October 15, 2003

David Kreutz — Pleasant Prairie, Wis., was recognized as a 2003 Kohl Teacher Fellowship Recipient on March 23 by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, Inc. Mr. Kreutz also received the 2003 High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award on April 7 by the Milwaukee Section of the American Chemical Society. 
Submitted: June 25, 2003

David Maack — Racine, Wis., was re-elected to the Racine Common Council on April 1. He recently received several awards, including the first Leadershlip Racine Director's Award. During a luncheon on April 25, Mr. Maack was honored by the Volunteer Center of Racine with an Economic Development Award and by the Corporate Volunteer Center of Racine with their Lifetime Achievement Award. Both awards were presented for his volunteer efforts in the Racine Community. David is actively involved with Leadership Racine and the Southeast Wisconsin Council Boy Scouts of America. He volunteers with the United Way, the Racine Zoo, and is active in his church. David also serves as the Racine County Emergency Management Coordinator. 
Submitted: June 11, 2003

John Savaglio — Kenosha, Wis., and wife, Lisa, announce the birth of their son, Dino John, Aug. 21, 2002. Dino joins brother, Domenic, 8, and sister, Anna, 5. John is a field sales representative for CDW Computers. He works from their home office in Kenosha. 
Submitted: February 10, 2003

Steven Schneider — Avoca, Wis., and wife Stephanie announce the birth of their son, Ethan Ambrose Charles, July 29, 2002. 
Submitted: February 3, 2003

Darla Brinker Peterson — Machesney Park, Ill., married Eric Peterson '99, on May 18, 2002 at Grace Lutheran Church, Loves Park, Ill. Darla is an accountant at Weyerhaeuser Co. in Rockford, Ill. 
Submitted: December 16, 2002



Devin L. Strong & Christine (Bergman) 1986 — Richmond Hill, GA,  Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church in Richmond Hill virtually installed the new pastor of its congregation, Dr. Devin Strong, on August 23 via Zoom with a drive-by parade afterwards as parishioners came through the church grounds. Pastor Devin started at the church in early April but was unable to have an official installation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Strong has served several congregations and a campus ministry in Ohio, Michigan and Georgia, including a recent interim position at a church in Montgomery, Alabama. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Carthage College in Wisconsin, a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in Minnesota, and a Doctor of Ministry in Transformation and New Church Development from Columbia Seminary in Georgia. 
Submitted: September 15, 2020

Kathy proudly holding her Master's Degree on Graduation Day, May 11, 2019.
Kathy proudly holding her Master's Degree on Graduation Day, May 11, 2019.

Kathy Rasch & Marvin (Rasch) 1987 — Normal, IL,  was awarded a Master's of Science degree in Teaching and Learning from Illinois State University in May 2019. Kathy is an elementary school teacher in McLean County Unit 5 Schools in Normal, Illinois. 
Submitted: February 23, 2020


Julie C (Ciskoski) Reuter — Elgin, Illinois,  received a master’s degree in education (curriculum and instruction) last May from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Julie teaches second grade at Coleman Elementary School in Elgin. 
Submitted: December 28, 2017

Tracy Pellett — Ellensburg, Washington,  was selected to serve as the president of Glenville State College. He left a position as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the College of Coastal Georgia. 
Submitted: July 24, 2017

Tori A Vesely — Portage, WI,  Portage, Wisconsin, was named Attorney of the Year at the Wisconsin Child Support Enforcement Association’s fall 2016 conference. Ms. Vesely has been the assistant corporation counsel for Sauk County, Wisconsin, since 1993.  
Submitted: May 20, 2017

Dinner in the Old CIty
Dinner in the Old CIty

Bonnie (Dumke) Lindstrom — Arlington Heights, IL,  writes that, in April 2017, she and fellow Sigma Alpha Chi (EAX) sorority sisters Laura (Peccarelli) Anderson '87, Jena (Edgar) McCall '88, Lori (Groshek) Christian '89, and Sara (Busack) Joswiak '89, traveled to Panama City, Panama to visit Gina (Mastellari) Icaza '89. They had a wonderful time in the beautiful weather reminiscing about old memories and making new ones. 
Submitted: April 29, 2017

Debra (Florek) Cooper — Firestone, Colorado,  and Daniel Cooper were married Aug. 21, 2015, in Firestone, Colorado. 
Submitted: January 14, 2016

Roger W. Sievert — Fresno, Calif., died Nov. 20, 2011 in the compassionate hospice care of Fresno Community Hospital. He was an active Boy Scout and a member of F.A.S.T Swim Team as a young man. He graduated from Carthage College and in 1988 married Mona Bergh. The couple divorced in 1999 and he moved to California to start fresh. He is survived by his parents, his brother, Robert, his nieces, aunts, uncles and counsins, as well as many loving friends.  
Submitted: January 5, 2012

Bonnie Lindstrom — Arlington Heights, Ill., and husband reside with their daughters Sara, 16, and Susan, 13. Bonnie works at Mesirow Financial in Bannockburn, Ill., in the insurance division as a Sr. Account Manager. This past summer, Susan attended the summer soccer camp held at Carthage ann had a wonderful time. Bonnie and Steve met at Carthage in 1986 and are looking forward to celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary in 2011. Steve '94 is recently employed with Nypro, Inc. in Hanover Park, Ill., as their supply chain manager.  
Submitted: October 13, 2010

Rodney W. Carter — Brookfield, Wis., has joined the Brookfield office of the law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. as a shareholder. He focuses on general corporate, real estate, labor and employment, and commercial litigation. He is a graduate of Marquette University Law School and serves as a member of Carthage's Alumni Council. 
Submitted: April 6, 2010

William E. Smith — Kenosha, Wis., opend up a franchise office called CarePatorl serving the Kenosha, Racine, Wis., and Milwaukee areas. CarePatrol is the nations newest senior care referral/placement network that serves families who are searching for quality care options for their elderly loved ones. CarePatrol plans to expand to 150 offices throughout the nation by 2013.  
Submitted: January 15, 2010

Lisa Haines — Hinsdale, Ill., lives with husband, Anthony, and two children, Blake, 6 1/2 and Caitlin, 4. She is currently working to achieve her personal training certification, as exercise is her passion. Her husband of 14 1/2 years is a corporate strategist. 
Submitted: October 12, 2009

Rhonda Hofbauer — Poplar Grove, Ill., is a single mom raisign three beautiful teens, Abbey, 15; Zac, 14, and Sharlee, 13. She is a high school math teacher at Harlem High School in Machesney Park, Ill. 
Submitted: October 12, 2009

Scott Lundgren — Kenosha, Wis., is currently the Chairman of the Anesthesiology Department at the Kenosha and St. Catherine's Hospitals in Kenosha. He is divorced and lives with his two sons, Nick, 14, and Zack, 9, in Kenosha.  
Submitted: November 14, 2008

Rodney W. Carter — Brookfield, Wis., has joined the law firm of Schott, Bublitz & Engel, s.c. as a shareholder attorney, practicing in the areas of corprate, real estate and employment law. He also serves as a board member of Healthy Families of Waukesha County, a board member of the Marquette University Law School Alumni Association, and as a member of the City of Brookfield Board of Zoning Appeals. He and his wife, Eileen, who is a member of the Wauwatosa City Attorney's Office, have three children: Brent, Madeline and Jack. 
Submitted: October 1, 2008

Caroline Glaess Waskow — Hugo, Minn., was honored as the outstanding 2006 Science Teacher in the middle grades for Minnesota this year. She was presented with the award at the Minnesota Science Teachers Association spring conference, which took place in Winona, Minn., on March 17, 2006. 
Submitted: August 23, 2006

Charles Perce — Bradenton, Fla., a former Red Men golfer, is assistant golf professional at the IMG Academies Golf and Country Club at El Conquistador, in Bradenton. 
Submitted: June 27, 2006

Lisa Haines — Hinsdale, Ill., and husband Anthony announce the adoption of their daughter, Caitlin Grace. She was born on Oct. 9, 2005. 
Submitted: February 24, 2006

Ursula Rojina Boyd — Naples, Fla., and husband Bret announce the birth of their daughter, Gabrielle Natalie, on Sept. 24, 2005. She joins brothers Augie, 7; Christian, 6; and Jack, 3.  
Submitted: January 13, 2006

Kathleen Beckmann Stevens — Hales Corners, Wis., and husband Jeffrey Stevens announce the adoption of their daughter, Helena Louise, from Warsaw, Poland. She was born Jan. 5, 2005 and adopted Nov. 18, 2005. Godparents are Michael Beckmann '87, and Amy Scolaro '88. 
Submitted: January 4, 2006

Scott Lundgren — Kenosha, Wis., is vice president of Midwest Physician Anesthesia Services, providing comprehensive anesthesia services at United Hospital System in Kenosha. Scott and Maryann, his wife, have two sons Nick, 11, and Zack, 6. 
Submitted: November 15, 2005

Julie Ciskoski Reuter — Elgin, Ill., has recently gone back to teaching after 13 years as a stay-at-home mom and six years of subbing. She is now teaching third grade at Huff Elementary School, where the principal is Dr. Shawn Smith '96.  
Submitted: September 28, 2005

Michael Sinz — Elverson, Pa., and wife, Theresa, have two children, Jenna, 4, and Cordelia, 15 months. 
Submitted: April 6, 2005

Heidi Henschel Pellett — Mankato, Minn., received her doctorate degree in educational leadership from Saint Mary's University in Minnesota in October. She currently is an assistant professor in the college of allied health and nursing at Minnesota State University. Her husband Tracy also is a professor at at Minnesota State as well as executive director of university assessment. They have two children, Abigail, 12 and Avery, 10.  
Submitted: September 27, 2004

Marvin Rasch — Osceola, Ind., has become director of student life at Indiana University in South Bend. He and his wife Kathy (Dickfoss '87) Rasch, along with their 6-year-old-son Ben, relocated to Oscelola from Saint Charles, Ill.  
Submitted: May 19, 2004

Kim Buchanan — East Troy, Wis., recently was elected to the East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors. She is employed as a teller supervisor at First Citizens State Bank. Kim and her husband Don have two sons, Zachary, 12, and Tyler, 9. 
Submitted: March 22, 2004

Marla Kissinger — Chicago, Ill., relocated from her previous residence in Seattle. She has been working as senior HRMS sales consultant for Oracle Corporation for the past six years. 
Submitted: January 19, 2004

Marie Koster — Waterford, Wis., has been named 2003 Paralegal of the Year by the Paralegal Association of Wisconsin, where she recently served as president. She is employed by the firm of Quales & Brady and focuses in the areas of trusts and estates, taxes and fiduciary accounting. Marie earned her bachelor's degree from Concordia University and her paralegal certificate from Carthage. 
Submitted: September 17, 2003

Michael Wynhoff — Racine, Wis., and his wife Katie (Roller '87), announce the birth of their daughter, Mikaela Ann, Jan. 20. 
Submitted: September 16, 2003

Philip Sorensen — Neenah, Wis., and wife Paula announce the birth of their second daughter, Maria Grace, Dec. 9, 2002. She joins sister Hannah, 4. 
Submitted: April 28, 2003

Margaret Radtke Block — Elkhorn, Wis., and husband James announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Claire, March 5. Emma joins sister Gretta Ann, 17 months. Marlen (Bentheimer) Radtke '58, is a proud grandmother. 
Submitted: April 14, 2003

Cynthia Pauga Stowski — Naperville, Ill., and husband Gary, announce the birth of their daughter, Tess Katherine, July 22, 2002. Tess joins brothers Tyler, 9, and Trevor, 4. 
Submitted: January 28, 2003

Ralf Mehnert-Meland — Moorhead, Minn., has joined SAP America as senior manager of business development in the company's new Business One division. 
Submitted: December 31, 2002

Karl Hipchen — Palatine, Ill., and wife Marti (Kohn '86) Hipchen, announce the birth of their son, Jack Riley, April 22, 2001. Jack joins brother Brian, 12, and sister Chloe, 9. 
Submitted: July 3, 2002


Garry Gustafson — Park Ridge, IL,  retired from teaching and coaching after a 35 year career at Niles West High School in Skokie, IL. Gary won over 500 games as the head baseball coach at Niles West. Garry recently accepted the Head Baseball Coaching job at Payton College Prep in Chicago. 
Submitted: April 1, 2022

Nancy (Prosser) Radtke & Nancy Prosser — Arlington Heights, IL,  reported that her daughter, Emily Prosser ’24, continues a family tradition at Carthage. Emily is also the granddaughter of Marlene Bentheimer-Radtke ’57, as well as the niece of Margaret Radtke-Block ’87. 
Submitted: December 27, 2020

Michael Eisele — Woodstock, IL,  retired as supervisor from the McHenry (IL) County Health Department after more than 28 years of public service in July 2018. 
Submitted: April 16, 2019

Garry Gustafson — Park Ridge, Ill.,  recently was elected to the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He has more than 400 wins in 22 years at the helm at Niles West High School in Skokie, Ill. He has been married to his wife, Candy, for 23 years. They have three sons: Justin '17, Jarrett, and Joey.  
Submitted: January 8, 2014

Diane (Steinlein) Rosenwinkel — Volo, Ill., married Wayne P. Rosenwinkel on June 23, 2012 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Antioch, Ill. 
Submitted: October 23, 2012

Diane J. (Steinlein) Rosenwinkel — Volo, Ill., married Wayne P. Rosenwinkel on June 23, 2012 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Antioch, Ill. Diane and Wayne exchanged marriage vows in the church chapel. The ceremony was followed by a white dove release and champagne and hos d'oeuvre reception. As part of his toast, the groom extended the newlywed's prayer for peace in the lives of those attending, as well as for the world as a whole. Diane is a homemaker who enjoys cooking, gardening, and creating fine art. Wayne is the Chief Investment Officer for Alliant Credit Union in Chicago.  
Submitted: July 26, 2012

Charles "Chuck" Joseph Hermanek — Decatur, Ill., passed away on July 10, 2011. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Theta Chi Delta. He also recieved his masters' degree from Washington Univesity, St. Louis. He taught for 35 years in Illinois Public Schools and was bestowed an honorary life membership in PTA. He was also an active member of First Evangelical Lutheran chruch of Decatur for 54 years. Chuck is survived by his wife Lovina, his daughters Catherine Reck and Grace Nelson and by his grandchildren.  
Submitted: October 6, 2011

Brian Frangella — Oak Lawn, Ill., received his Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia Universy in May. It is his second master's degree and he is currently in his eighth year as an English teacher at Oak Lawn Community High School. 
Submitted: January 14, 2011

Philip Smith — San Jose, Calif., and Carrie (Edwards) Smith are thrilled to announce their recent marriage on March 21, 2009 at the beautiful San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, Calif. Phil works as a Product Marketing Manager for Newport Corporation's Spectra Physics Laser Division in Mountain View, Calif., and Carrie owns and operates a skin care business. 
Submitted: April 3, 2009

William J. Anderson — Leland Grove, Ill., passed away on April 19, 2008. He was born on Sept. 18, 1964 in Elmhurst, Ill., to Reverend John W. and Janice E. Anderson. He owned Anderson Legislative Consulting, a government consulting firm. He began his career in politics as a legislative staffer for House Speaker Michael Madigan. Bill met and married coworker Letitia Dewith. Their marriage was rooted in their faith, their family, and their deep friendship. They prayed together and they laughed together. They raised two wonderful children; Taylor K. and Allison Fritz. Bill leaves behind his parents, his wife, his children; and his sister, Sara Schmitt, a paternal grandmother, Marjorie Ruth Anderson, over 60 nephews and nieces - many of whom he helped to raise; and, his mother-in-law, Juanita S. Barton. Bill always looked on the bright side of life. He had an infectious positive attitude; often times, comforting those who came to comfort him during his many treatments of chemotherapy, radiation, and blood and plasma transfusions. Through it all, his sunny disposition never once waned and his physical weakness never prevented him from sharing in his children's lives. Bill never missed one of his daughter's basketball games or volleyball games, nor did he miss his son's graduation from college in California. Known for his amicable approach toward all people and situation, Bill actively demonstrated the teachings of the Lord. He warmly and openly gave comfort, inspiration, and advice. He was quick to be of assistace to anyone in need. Bill will be missed greatly by all those whose path he crossed. 
Submitted: May 9, 2008

Neal Neybert — Nashua, N.H., passed away on Feb 14, 2008. Mr. Neybert was born Aug. 29, 1964, and was raised in Hoffman Estates, Ill. He was a member of the first pledge class of Phi Kappa Sigma. He received his MBA from DePaul University. He is survived by his wife, Beth (Boyd) Neybert '86. 
Submitted: February 27, 2008

Virginia Shipe — Chicago, Ill., is the CEO of the Council of Real Estate Broderage managers in Chicago. She is also a certified association executive (CAE). 
Submitted: November 9, 2007

Laura Bass Westermeier — McHenry, Ill., and John Westermeier are proud to announce the adoption of their daughter, Grace Anne XiaoYu. Grace was born on Dec. 24, 2005 and adopted in China by John and Laura on Nov. 6, 2006. Grace arrived at her home Nov. 17, 2006. She joins her new 3 1/2 year old sister, Emma.  
Submitted: February 21, 2007

Tim A. Palmer — Takoma Park, Md., has recently moved to the Washington area, where he oversees distribution of Monster energy drink in Mid-Atlantic states. His wife, Joyce, is an associate minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C. 
Submitted: October 2, 2006

Susan (Hornbostel) Spieker — Raymond, Minn., and husband Dan announce the birth of their daughter, Christina Nellie, on July 28, 2006.  
Submitted: August 10, 2006

Christopher DePalma — Coral Springs, Fla., was married on July 5, 2003. Wife Diane is awaiting the birth of twin boys due in March.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Deidre Gaertner Farrell — Boulder, Colo., has joined Thrivent Financial for Lutherans as a financial advisor. Deidre and her husband Tim have two children, Madison, 7, and Mallory, 4.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Carl Anderson — Kenilworth, Ill., married Deborah on Aug. 13, 2005. 
Submitted: October 12, 2005

Nancy Radtke Prosser — Arlington Heights, Ill., and her husband Richard announce the birth of their son, Matthew John, June 29. Matthew joins big sister Emily. Marlene (Bentheimer '57) Radtke is the proud grandmother. 
Submitted: August 30, 2004

Susan (Hornbostel) Spieker — Raymond, Minn., married Daniel Spieker May 14. Susan works as a speech pathologist for Montevideo Schools and Granite Falls Hospital. 
Submitted: July 1, 2004

Laura Bass Westermeier — Lake in the Hills, Ill., and her husband John announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Louise, May 13. Laura will be staying at home and opening a tutoring business.  
Submitted: September 9, 2003

Jennifer Bodzioch Thomas — Raleigh, N.C., and husband Dave announce the birth of their son, Rhett James, June 6, 2002. Jennifer is a lucky stay-at-home mom and Dave is vice president of sales and marketing for Triumph Boats.  
Submitted: June 27, 2003

Laurie Serpe Kling — Elgin, Ill., was re-elected to another term on the District 301 School Board in Burlington, Ill. She also was elected to serve as president of the school board. 
Submitted: May 9, 2003

Steve Kling — Elgin, Ill., is a commercial real estate broker who focuses on office properties. In January, he left Grubb & Ellis after nearly 15 years of service to join Colliers, Bennett & Kahnweiler, Inc. in Rosemont, Ill. 
Submitted: February 17, 2003

Wendy (Hinze) Stewart — Amarillo, Texas, and husband Keith announce the birth of their son, Sean Michael, February 19. Sean joins sisters Carly, 4, and Tara, 3. 
Submitted: July 2, 2002

Lauren (Cook) Cardelli — Batavia, Ill., and husband Greg announce the birth of their son, Grant Edward, May 14. Grant joins sister, Emma Joyce, 3. Lauren is a director of leasing and marketing specialist for Marquette Management, and Greg is pre-press manager for Thunder Press.  
Submitted: July 1, 2002

Ray Wichus — Monticello, Ill., and wife Leanne announce the birth of their second child, Addison Nicole, Nov. 14, 2001. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. 
Submitted: July 1, 2002

Jon D. Gutzmann — Fond du Lac, Wis., and wife Lorene announce the birth of their fourth child, Joseph Paul, April 23. He joins brothers Jonathon, 8, Joshua, 6, and Jonah, 21 months. In January, Mr. Gutzmann was promoted to lieutenant of patrol for the Fond du Lac Police Department. 
Submitted: June 19, 2002


Retirement photo
Retirement photo

Laura (VanPuymbrouck) Francis & John Francis — Crystal Lake, IL,  retired in June 2019 after serving as a Learning Specialist for 32 years at South Elementary in Crystal Lake. In retirement, Laura has been able to travel more, including travel with her mom. She also enjoys subbing. Laura is married to John (35 years) and has two sons: Jackson (30) and Luke (25) 
Submitted: August 17, 2021


Lee (Samuelson) Prior — Wheaton, IL,  Retired in June of 2020 after 35 years of teaching in Wheaton-Warrenville District 200. She spent most of those years as both a regular ed teacher and a special ed resource case manager at Monroe Middle School. She truly loved every minute with the students, parents, and her colleagues and is so grateful for an incredibly fulfilling career. Since retirement, her time and attention have been focused on advancing equity practices in her community. She looks forward to traveling and camping with her little dog and her little teardrop trailer. 
Submitted: February 11, 2021

Pamela S. (Downie) Mix — Third Lake, Il,  was promoted to senior vice president, communications, governance and human resources of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading organization of board-certified pathologists that serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. Under Mix’s leadership, the CAP has been honored as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace and a Companies That Care’s socially responsible workplace. “Continuing to build on this commitment, and to include and empower as many employees and members as possible along the way, is key to our ongoing success,” says Mix. “[These honors] are byproducts of successful continuous improvement.” Mix has a B.A. in Sociology and French from Carthage College and an M.S. in Positive Organization Development and Change the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. 
Submitted: June 4, 2020

Fred Savaglio — Kenosha, WI,  retired in 2016. 
Submitted: December 13, 2018

Kim (Teskey) Achterling — Apple Valley, MN,  married Bruce Achterling on January 11, 2017. Bruce is a retired Sun Country Air Line Captain. This is their second marriage. 
Submitted: December 13, 2018

Fred Savaglio — Kenosha, WI,  retired in 2016. 
Submitted: October 23, 2018

Karen and Holly Howery
Karen and Holly Howery

Karen Howery — Holyoke, MA,  married Holly M. Palmer on December 23, 2017 in Amherst, MA. 
Submitted: April 4, 2018

Andrea Stoutenborough — Broomfield, CO,  retired from her position as coordinator of investigations for Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority. 
Submitted: February 7, 2017

Laura (VanPuymbrouck) Francis — Crystal Lake, IL,  was honored for beginning her 30th year in Crystal Lake School District 47. She has served the students of South Elementary as a learning specialist since 1987. Laura writes that her “favorite teaching moment is when the ‘light bulb’ goes on” and a student learns something new. 
Submitted: September 12, 2016

Jeanne (Gleitsman) Gierke — Glenview, Illinois ,  recently celebrated 30 years of marriage to former Carthage Assistant Basketball Coach Gregg Gierke, who played for Coach Bosko Djurickovic on three national championship teams at North Park University.  
Submitted: June 3, 2015

Jim Reuter — Elgin, IL,  was recently named the Executive Director of the Carol Stream Park District. Jim was previously employed at the Village of South Elgin and has been in Parks & Recreation field for 30 years.  
Submitted: November 24, 2014

Steven Donald Larson — Pleasant Prairie, Wis.,  Feb. 22, 2013. Steven Larson was a Kenosha Police Department veteran for more than 28 years. He began his career as a police officer on Jan. 16, 1984. On Jan. 2, 1997, he was promoted to sergeant. Three years later, on Jan. 6, 2000, he was promoted to lieutenant. He served as the Gang Crimes Supervisor from 1998 to 2001. Most recently, on Feb. 1, 2011, he was promoted to captain. He received the Silver Star Award from the Kenosha Professional Police Association for an incident involving an armed subject. He has numerous commendations for his involvement in cases ranging from criminal damage to homicide investigations, and from dealing with suicidal subjects to apprehension of armed robbery and homicide suspects. He also received two lifesaving awards. His hobbies included woodworking, building things around his home, and fishing. Steven is survived by his wife, Diana; his parents, Donald and Carol Larson of Kenosha; two brothers, William and Paul, both of Kenosha; and one sister, Linda Grundy of Johnsburg, Ill. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.  
Submitted: May 3, 2013

Christa Schmid Kulidge — Aztec, N.M., has changed careers. After 26 years in the classroom, Christa is now the exceptional program director for Aztec Municipal Schools where she oversees all components of special education programs for the district.  
Submitted: January 10, 2012

Steven D. Larson — Kenosha, Wis., was promoted to the rank of captain after 27 years serving on the Kenosha Police department. He is currently assigned as the 1st shift patrol commanding official. He has also worked in a part-time capacity for the Kenosha Unified Schools for the past 26 years.  
Submitted: October 6, 2011

Jeanne Gleitsman Gierke — Skokie, Ill., recently celebrated 25 years of marriage after meeting at Carthage in 1983.  
Submitted: February 23, 2011

Tillu Suhail — Venice, Italy, has been married to his wife, Loretta, for 13 years. They have three daughters; Nadia, 13, Elisa, Samia, 7, and Sofia Miriam, 16 months. Suhail is Senior Global Process & Project manager at Swarovski in Zurich, Switzerland, but has been homebased for the last 12 years. He is currently working on a global project for replacing their point of sale system for our 700 shops worldwide.  
Submitted: October 12, 2009

Jennifer B. Hanstedt, Ms, LPC
Jennifer B. Hanstedt, Ms, LPC

Jennifer (Berger) Hanstedt — Manitowoc, Wis., has started a Geriatric Care Management Service called Senior Service Coordinators, in Manitowoc County and surrounding areas. She provides ongoing care management services. Jennifer is a member of the National Association for Professional Geriatric Care Providers. 
Submitted: May 12, 2009

Joseph Jacobson — Milwaukee, Wis., recently retired from the bench of the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals and was appointed a Federal Administrative Law Judge with the U.S. Social Security Administration. He and his wife, Wendy, now live in Milwaukee.  
Submitted: February 19, 2009

Jeanne Gleitsman Gierke — North Charleston, S. C., was named "Teacher of the Year" for 2008 at Windsor Hill Elementary School in North Charleston. She is a music teacher and choral director. 
Submitted: May 6, 2008

David Graves — West Bend, Wis., is employed by Sysco Foods in Jackson, Wis. as a forklift operator, mainly in the freezer. He was the last forklift champion for the local rodeo, and one of the last participants in the National Rodeo. He also sings in senior choir at church, plays trumpet and directs the handchime choir. He is also a confirmation mentor. He serves on the Band Boosters for the West Bend High Schools as secretary, chaperones the marching band, and even plays in the football pep band and Brass, Wind & Fire (basketball pep band). He is also the bands' announcer for all concerts and the marching band field show. This past school year, he was even a member of an 8th grade band at his daughter Allie's middle school as they only had 2 trumpet players.  
Submitted: April 27, 2008

Dana Anderson Schreibel — Merton, Wis., has taken a position as National Marketing Director for Steamatic, Inc., an international franchisor of cleaning and restoration services based in Fort Worth, Texas. Tom Schreibel '86, is Chief of Staff for U.S. Congressman James Sensenbrenner in Brookfield, Wis. The Schreibels reside in Merton with their son Brent. 
Submitted: June 15, 2007

Carol (Bajczyk) Vincent — Mountain, Wis., was recently promoted to Assistant Controller at Woodland Village Nursing Centers, which consists of three nursing homes, two home health agencies, a transportation company, and catering services. 
Submitted: June 15, 2007

Ayla Phillips — Evanston, Ill., started Ayla's Original International Bead Bazaar in Evanston more than 10 years ago. She is assisted by classmate Leslie Beck '85. Ayla is an accomplished jewelry designer and regularly designs custom jewelry for Chicago's North Light Theater Company's productions. She was inspired to start the business in 1996 when the bead shop she had often frequented closed. Within two months of its closing, the shop reopened as Ayla's.  
Submitted: March 1, 2007

Jeanne Gleitsman Gierke — North Charleston, S.C., is now the music teacher and chorus director at Windsor Hill Elementary School in North Charleston. 
Submitted: January 8, 2007

David Laurence Graziano — Kenosha, Wis., earned his clinical doctorate (DPT) in orthopedic manual physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine (Fla.) for Health Sciences in 2005.  
Submitted: December 14, 2006

Karin Alpers Taylor — Roscoe, Ill., received her master's degree in reading from Rockford College in May 2005. She teaches Reading at Manchester Elementary School in Poplar Grove, Ill.  
Submitted: May 1, 2006

Jon Dallman — Waukee, Iowa, and wife Micah (Corriere) Dallman '85, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Dec. 21, 2005.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Mary Gau — Chicago, Ill., has completed 14 years working for Connections for the Homeless in Evanston, Ill. She lives with her husband, Kevin Wolf.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Ronald Huber — Elgin, Ill., is a radiographer in the cardiac catheterization/special procedures laboratory at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Andrew Keil — Glen Ellyn, Ill., and wife, Amy (Heise '85), announce the adoption of their daughter, Amanda Mei Jie Keil, on Sept. 15, 2004. Amanda was born on Oct. 7, 2003. She joins her sister, Caroline, 8. 
Submitted: May 31, 2005

Laura (Van Puymbrouck) Francis — Crystal Lake, Ill., recently completed 50 semester hours of graduate work past her master's degree. She will celebrate 20 years of teaching at the end of this school year. Laura is a learning behavior specialist at South Elementary School in Crystal Lake.  
Submitted: April 26, 2005

Richard Anderson — Racine, Wis., is currently in his eighth year at Harley Davidson and pursuing his M.B.A. at Cardinal Stritch University. He is an operations analyst at Harley and is a practicing musician in the Milwaukee area. 
Submitted: March 10, 2005

Jeanne Gleitsman Gierke — Jacksonville, Fla., was named 2004 Teacher of the Year at Neptune Beach Elementary School. She is in her third year as the school's music teacher. 
Submitted: May 10, 2004

Marianne Vartan Badger — Phoenix, Ariz., and her husband William announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Victoria, Nov. 16, 2001. 
Submitted: February 19, 2004

Suhail Tillu — Venezia, Italy, announces the birth of her daughter, Elisa Samia, Oct. 7, 2002. She recently moved from Everett, Mass., to Italy. 
Submitted: February 13, 2004

Patrick Anderson — Alexandria, Va., and his wife Kim announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Marie, May 14, 2003. Madeline joins big sister Sydney Ellen, 2. 
Submitted: September 15, 2003

James Reuter — Elgin, Ill., is currently director of South Elgin Parks and Recreation Department for the Village of South Elgin. He recently was voted president-elect for Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) for 2005. His wife Julie (Ciskoski '87), is employed by U-46 School District as a permanent substitute teacher and PTO president for the 2nd year. Jim and Julie spend their free time outdoors with their son Jimmy, 11, playing for an Elgin traveling soccer team coached by Jim, and their son Johnny, 9, playing center and punter for the Bill George Football League out of South Elgin. 
Submitted: September 9, 2003

Andrea Stoutenborough — Chicago, Ill., won a bronze medal in the women's giant slalom at the North American Police Ski Championships held in Keystone, Colo. in March. 
Submitted: June 27, 2003

Scott Kirimaki — Sussex, Wis., is a sales manager with Country Inn Hotel & Conference Center in Waukesha, Wis. He and wife Lynne have two children, Lauren, 10, and Sam, 6. 
Submitted: April 16, 2003

Timothy Zeldenrust — Winfield, Ill., is a director at Huron Consulting Group. He and wife Kimberly have two daughters, Alyssa, 13, and Rebecca, 8. 
Submitted: April 14, 2003

Karin (Alpers) Taylor — Roscoe, Ill., teaches kindergarten in the North Boone School District in Poplar Grove, Ill. She lives with husband, Rick. 
Submitted: February 18, 2003

Jeffrey A. Schaefer — McHenry, Ill., and wife Tracy celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on April 9. They are parents of Sarah, 6, and Scott, 4. 
Submitted: December 26, 2002

Sam Scalzitti, , Jr. — Elmwood, Ill., earned a master of arts degree in professional counseling from Concordia University-River Forest, Ill., in Dec. 2001. Currently, he is a licensed professional counselor in Chicago working with substance abuse patients and people afflicted with mental illness. 
Submitted: July 1, 2002


James C Powell , Sr — Chicago, IL,  James C. Powell became a grandfather to 2 grandsons on August 23, 2018. 
Submitted: October 21, 2020

Paula (Newcom) Isolampi — Hobart, IN,  has been busy as the president of the Hobart Historical Society and Museum, and volunteering at the Portage Historical Society. She has also finished consulting on a third book on local history and is currently consulting a fourth book. 
Submitted: December 6, 2019

Vicki (Thoreson) Carrion — Grass Valley, CA,  and her husband, Sam, are still living in Northern, CA. Sam and Vicki's son, Bradley, graduated from Gonzaga University in May 2018. He is now working in Seattle at Docusign as a software engineer. 
Submitted: December 13, 2018

Jill M (Brehm) George — Oconomowoc, WI,  was installed as principal at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran School and Early Childhood Center in Oconomowoc, WI, on January 21, 2018. 
Submitted: January 24, 2018

Mike Hackbarth — Buffalo, NY,  Buffalo, New York, won the 2016 President’s “E” Award for Exports for his work with The Fremont Company. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented the award, which recognized the firm’s “significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports,” at a ceremony in Washington. After a 25-year career as an international and private brand sales executive with a variety of food manufacturers, Mike recently started sales management consulting firm International Expertise Inc.  
Submitted: August 28, 2017

Raymond Trusky — Winthrop Harbor, Illinois,  and his wife, Sandi, were blessed with their first grandchild, Charles Raymond Trusky, on September 16, 2014. 
Submitted: February 6, 2015

Mary Ellen (Anichini ) Lisowski — Lindenhurst, Illinois,  is a school psychologist at the Racine Unified School District.  
Submitted: October 13, 2014

Jeffrey Rasmussen — Racine, Wis., retired from the Racine Unified School District after 38 years of service - 16 in the classroom and 22 years as a building principal at the middle and elementary school levels. He serves as the director of liturgy, worship, and music at St. Mary by the Lake Parish, is a member-at-large on the Racine Area Retired Educators Association board, and remains active in the Racine PTA. In his "spare time," he enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife, children, and two granddhildren, Cali and Trevor.  
Submitted: December 3, 2012

Eric "Rick" Ebb — Greenwood, Ind., is state chaplain for the Indiana National Guard, overseeing ministry programs for both Army and Air National Guard units. He was promoted to colonel on Sept. 11, 2012. 
Submitted: October 25, 2012

Jill M. (Brehm) George — Oconomowoc, Wis., recently earned her Wisconsin teaching license. She has been a classroom teacher at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Oconomowoc for 13 years. Jill and her husband, Jamie, recently helped their youngest child, Lillian, move onto the Carthage campus to begin her freshman year. 
Submitted: September 4, 2012

Florence M. Onnink — Brevard, S.C., died on Nov. 30, 2011. She received her bachelor's from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and her Master's from Carthage College. She was an elementary teacher in Yorkville, Wis., for 15 years. She later became a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard, N.C., and the local quilters guild. She also donated handmade infant quilts to roughly 200 infants. She is survived by her husband Allen, two sons, David Onnink and Paul Onnink and his wife Ann; two daughters, Marcia Koenig and husband Evan, and Patricia Onnink; one brother, Elmer Gessert and wife Vernita; two sisters, Doris Muesegadas and Marian Young and husband Morris; and four grandchildren. 
Submitted: January 20, 2012

Raymond J. Trusky — Winthrop Harbor, Ill., is happily retired from Pactiv Corporation in Lake Forest, Ill., after more than 40 years of service. All the companies which he served were under the Tenneco umbrella Care Coporation. His retirement commenced on Jan. 1, 2011. 
Submitted: January 6, 2012

Raymond J. Tursky — Winthrop Harbor, IL., will be retiring from Pactiv Corporation after over forty years of service.  
Submitted: January 14, 2011

Laura Johanning Nye — Elkhart, Ind., is still working for the Elkhart County Comunity Foundation as Finincial Manager. She will be studying and taking the CPA exam after being out of college for 25 years.  
Submitted: July 7, 2010

Karen Murphy Dahl — Kenosha, Wis., retired from Abbott Labs in 2002 after 28 years. She later retired from Gateway Technical College in 2008 after 5 years. She enjoys spending her winters in Sun City, Ariz.  
Submitted: February 26, 2010

Jamie Jolly Lundquist — Mt. Prospect, Ill., and husband, Don, have two children; Jonathan, 14, and Jenna, 12. Jamie is currently employed as Assistant Controller for Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill.  
Submitted: January 15, 2010

Mike Hackbarth — Lakeview, N.Y., was promoted to Vice President of Private Label Sales at The Fremont Company, a 104-year-old manufacturer of private label food products.  
Submitted: October 15, 2009

Jamie Johnson — Madison, Wis., was appointed to The Governor's Judicial Advisory Council (JAC). The JAC assists the Governor in making appointments to the bench to fill mid-term vacancies at the trial and appellate court levels. The Council of ten members is comprised of lawyers from around the state and representatives from the Governor's office. The Council reviews and screens applications, selecting five to seven applicants for initial interviews. The interviews are conducted by the Council at the Capital in Madison. Following those interviews the Council recommends two to four candidates to receive a final in-person interview with Governor Doyle. The Council meets on an "as needed" basis and the members serve at the pleasure of the Governor. "I am very honored that Governor Doyle asked me to serve on the Judicial Advisory Council," Johnson said. "I look forward to assisting him in the very important task of selecting the most qualified and competent judges to serve Wisconsin citizens." Johnson is a trial lawyer and shareholder with Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, P.A. a midwest-based firm with offices in Hudson, Wis., Minneapolis and New York City. 
Submitted: January 15, 2008

James Keller — St. Charles, Ill., a financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments, has opened a St. Charles office for the firm.  
Submitted: January 8, 2007

Laura Johanning Nye — Hartford, Wis., and husband, Tim are Cheeseheads again! After spending seven years in Elkhart, Ind., they moved in September due to a new job for Tim. Laura will be looking for a new job in Accounting/Finance. They have two children, Gabi, 11, and Sara, 7. 
Submitted: November 18, 2005

Mike Hackbarth — Lakeview, N.Y., is currently vice president of Business Development and Marketing for North Coast Procession, Inc. North Coast is a leading private label food company which makes salad dressing and sauces for retailers nationwide. He and his wife of 16 years have three children. They have recently built a new home in Lakeview, which is near Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Hackbarth spends his spare time coaching baseball and soccer and chauffering the kids to dance, singing, hockey, etc. He also enjoys traveling internationally. 
Submitted: December 28, 2004

Karen Norman Rees — Peoria, Ill., is serving as chaplain at McFarland Mental Health Center in Springfield, Ill. 
Submitted: December 1, 2003

William Stapleton — Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is the division president for Centex Homes in Detroit. His wife Nannette is a stay-at-home mom for their children Audrey, 12, and Charlie, 9. 
Submitted: October 15, 2003

Sharron Berg White & Walker White 1941 — Sharron (Berg) White, 84, Fishers, Ind., passed away Nov. 16, 2002. During her Carthage years, she was known as a K-Phi sister to many, and a terrific friend to many more. She always was full of fun, energy, and adventure. It was at Carthage where she met her best friend and husband, Walker, 86. After graduation, Sharri began a very successful career in the telecommunication field that took the couple to Indiana. It was there that they were blessed with two wonderful daughters. She is survived by husband Walker, and daughters Maddie, 6, and McKenzie, 8. Sharri is and will continue to be missed by all those whose lives she had touched. 
Submitted: February 28, 2003

Vicki (Thoreson) Carrion — Grass Valley, Calif., lives with her husband of eight years, Sam, and six-year-old son, Bradley, in the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about an hour from Lake Tahoe, Calif. She earned her M.B.A. from California State University at Sacramento, and has been operating a successful marketing firm for the past four years. 
Submitted: December 3, 2002


Tom Vignieri — Devon, England,  wrote an orchestral piece called “Sonus Lux" for the 100th anniversary of the Boston-area Melrose Symphony Orchestra that premiered in November. Mr. Vignieri also produced video recordings of the two movements in “To Sing: A Carthage Hymn of Celebration,” a piece he wrote to honor retiring president F. Gregory Campbell and his wife, Barbara, in 2012. Recorded at Boston’s Symphony Hall, the videos can be viewed on YouTube. 
Submitted: January 17, 2018

Eric Peterson — Snellville, Georgia,  is a new grandpa. His daughter Erica gave birth to a boy, Raymond Eric Boggs, on July 5, 2015. Eric's son, Max, and his wife Abby are planning to add to his number of grandchildren. They are expecting a daughter in February of 2016.  
Submitted: January 14, 2016

Rosemary Maglio — Wickenburg, Arizona,  is retired and enjoying the year-round delightful Arizona weather. She also volunteers with the local Chamber of Commerce and the local school district.  
Submitted: February 6, 2015

Daniel Bell — Venice, Florida,  sadly suffered a serious brain injury on April 16, 2011, due to an accident. He is on permanent disability and is no longer a pastor in the ELCA. Rev. Bell has had three churches since graduation from seminary in 1989, in Saginaw, Michigan; Versailles, Ohio; and Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. His wife, Debby, works as a pastry chef. The have been married since 1985 and have a 24-year-old daughter, Christiana. 
Submitted: October 13, 2014

George Sechler — The Woodlands, Texas,  is pursuing a Ph.D in leadership studies, having completed two years of a four-year program. His son James recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. 
Submitted: May 29, 2014

William Christensen — Kenosha, Wis., Oct. 17, 2012. He was a lifelong Kenosha resident who received his associate degree in police science from Gateway Technical College, and served 30 years on the Kenosha Police Department, retiring in 1989 as a captain. He was also employed by Gateway as a flight instructor and a police science instructor. William also constructed numerous homes in Kenosha, including those for his children and two of his own. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Nancy; his children, William and Dawn (Jeffery) Zorn, both of Kenosha; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. 
Submitted: December 17, 2012

Lois (Griffith) Topping — Coralville, Iowa, has returned to her native state of Iowa near family and the beloved Hawkeyes. Travels have included visits with son, Jeff, in Dubai and Italy, with Susan in Texas, and with Stuart in Madison, Wis.  
Submitted: January 6, 2012

Ronald Kirsch — Kenosha, Wis., is the director of national accounts for TPI.  
Submitted: October 17, 2011

Jon Arena — West Bend, Wis., after 24 1/2 years of melting, Jon and family have moved back to Wisconsin, living in West Bend. Jon and Wife Kim are both business analysts for Wellpoint, INC.  
Submitted: July 7, 2010

Cynthia Sucher Riedel — Richfield, Minn., age 47, passed away after an extended illness on April 10, 2009. Survived by her husband of 25 years, Steve '82, daughter Grace and son Spencer; father Lyle Sucher '57 of Glenview, Ill, three brothers Matthew Sucher (Jennifer), Adam Sucher (Elizabeth) and Hans Sucher (Courtney; nephews Jake, Evan and David Sucher; nieces Shannon McInnis and Evelyn Sucher. Preceded in death by her mother Alwyn (Hicks) Sucher. Born in Beardstown, Ill., and a graduate of Deland High School, Fla, Cynthia met Steve at Carthage College in Kenosha. Cynthia and Steve then moved to London where Cynthia received a Masters in International Business at Schiller International University. In addition to London, Cynthia and her family lived in Munich, Germany and then in Lagos, Nigeria. Cindy had been employed at Virtual Radiologic Corporation of Eden Prairie, Minn., where she was much loved by everyone. Music has always been an important part of Cynthia's life and she has sung in many choirs since high school. She has passed her love of music on to the most important part of her life, her children, Grace and Spencer, of whom she was immensely proud. 
Submitted: July 8, 2009

Mary Elizabeth (Schultz) Nelson — New Berlin, Wis., passed away Dec. 20, 2008, after a brave one-year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was a Kenosha native, born Dec. 16, 1960. She was employed in telecommunications and retired from AT&T after 24 years as an associate business manager. She is survived by her mother, Marilyn Schultz, of Kenosha; her sister, Carol Graf, of Kenosha; and brother, James, of Appleton, Wis. 
Submitted: January 16, 2009

Beverly M. (Hansby) Lettsome — Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, is presently a senior medical technology supervisor in the lab at Schneider Regional Medical Center in St. Thomas. Her son, Jasper II, 19, is a junior attending Bethune-Cookman University. Her daughter, Briana, 13, is a ninth grader attending All Saints Cathedral School.  
Submitted: November 3, 2008

Thomas Vignieri — Cambridge, Mass., wrote a piece called "Hodie Christus Natus Est", originally recorded by the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, which was performed in Montreal this December at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in an arrangement for choir, organ, brass, and percussion. The concert was recorded by CBS Radio as part of their annual CBS Christmas Sing-In and broadcast across Canada on CBC Radio One and Radio Two on Christmas Day 2007. 
Submitted: January 14, 2008

Rosemary Maglio — Wickenburg, Ariz., has just become a great-grandparent for the first time. Mikayla Warnie Johnson is beautiful and lives in Arizona with her parents Kelly and Mike. 
Submitted: December 15, 2006

Julie Dippold Sommers — Genoa City, Wis., and husband Chuck announce that their daughter, Molly Marie, has just graduated from Badger High School in Lake Geneva, Wis., and will be a freshman at Carthage this fall. Her younger brother Charlie, 11, is very proud of her.  
Submitted: June 27, 2006

Craig Stern — Sarasota, Fla., married Lisa in Aug. 2001, moved to Florida, and became a self-employed builder. On Aug. 18, 2005 they welcomed their son, Noah William.  
Submitted: June 27, 2006

Jon Arena — Caddo Mills, Texas, married Kimberly Sisson on April 16, 2005. He now has two stepdaughters, Samantha, 16, and Sarah, 15. They have five dogs and two horses. 
Submitted: November 15, 2005

Sue Fredrickson Kiehnau — Egg Harbor, Wis., is still working at Door County Memorial Hospital as a medical technologist. She has been there for about 20 years. Her husband, Kevin, operates a certified organic dairy and beef operation. They have two daughters, Erin, 14, and Emily, 11.  
Submitted: March 9, 2005

Michael Anderson — Hayward, Wis., has been appointed area director for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) for northern Wisconsin, the upper peninsula of Michigan, and part of Minnesota. His wife Mimi '85 is the secretary for the Hayward Sports Center Board of Directors. She also coaches figure-skating with skaters who have competed in competitions ranging from the upper Great Lakes, Duluth, Minn., Eau Claire, Wis., and the Badger State Games. Mike and Mimi own the Totem Pole Lodge and Resort on Lost Land Lake in the Hayward area. 
Submitted: December 28, 2004

Bryan Engfer — Fort Atkinson, Wis., received his doctorate of ministry from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Ill., in June 2003. He serves as senior pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ft. Atkinson, where he and Beth (Thiel '82) live with their two daughters, Jenna and Gillian. 
Submitted: June 4, 2004

Janet (Johnston) Fries — Kintnersville, Pa., earned a M. Div. from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. She is married to the Rev. Dr. Paul R. Fries and currently is an ordained minister serving as pastor at St. Stephen's United Church of Christ in Perkasie, Pa. 
Submitted: October 15, 2003

Michael Anderson — Hayward, Wis., was appointed chairman of the newly-created Sawyer County Parks and Recreation Committee. 
Submitted: May 9, 2003

Pamela Tsuchiya Durkin — Kansas City, Mo., currently is working for HNTB Corp., an architecture, engineering and planning firm in Kansas City. She is executive administrator for the president of the building division. Husband Steve is a vice president of technology at UMB Banks. 
Submitted: April 28, 2003

Leslie Langan-Gluck — Adell, Wis., earned a master's degree in educational computing from Cardinal Stritch University in Aug. 2002. She is a teacher in the Sheboygan Area School district. 
Submitted: February 3, 2003

Fay Taylor Miller — McHenry, Ill., is now retired. She enjoys traveling and her grandchildren. 
Submitted: December 27, 2002

Janet (Johnston) Fries — Kintnersville, Pa., is an ordained minister, serving as pastor of St. Stephen's United Church of Christ in Perkasie, Pa. She earned her master in divinity degree in 1988 from New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, N.J. The Rev. Fries is married to the Rev. Dr. Paul R. Fries, dean of New Brunswick Theological Seminary. 
Submitted: December 5, 2002

Sheryl Voelker — Louisville, Ind., is a director of foundation development for the Harrison County Hospital Foundation, Corydon, Ind. She and husband Darrell have two daughters, Elisabeth, 11, and Adrienne, 8. 
Submitted: June 19, 2002



Ray Pettenuzzo — Arlington Heights, IL,  was inducted into the Maine West High School Coaches Hall of Fame in September of 2021. He was the head football coach at Maine West for 16 years, with the most wins and playoff appearances in the school's history. Ray retired from teaching and coaching in June 2019 after 36 years. He now enjoys golfing and spending time with his family. 
Submitted: March 23, 2022

First Last Year…the year of Remote/Hybrid Learning
First Last Year…the year of Remote/Hybrid Learning

Kathleen (Schneider) Molve — Round Lake Beach, IL,  retired in June after a 33-year career in special education. She taught at the elementary level and was an instructional assistant at the high school level in a career that stretched from the Illinois communities Antioch and Lake Villa to Las Vegas. She plans to spend her free time focusing on her granddaughters, gardening, reading, cycling, walking dogs, and volunteering. 
Submitted: July 27, 2021

Jim Inendino, Roetzel & Andress
Jim Inendino, Roetzel & Andress

James Inendino — Chicago, IL,  returned to the Chicago office of Roetzel & Andress in May, where he previously practiced from 2013 to 2018. Mr. Inendino has been recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer for real estate law since 2008 and is involved in various legal associations. 
Submitted: May 20, 2019

Krey Family supporting pancreatic cancer
Krey Family supporting pancreatic cancer

Charles Krey — Kenosha,  retired after 36 years of teaching history at middle and high school levels. He is enjoying part-time projects, golfing, travel, and continued coaching at the high school level in Kenosha. Karen (Meyer) Krey '81 is semi-retired life, staying engaged in educational consulting work at the national level. Sons, Justin and Josh are employed in the field of safety management and engineering. 
Submitted: April 12, 2019

Brad Eden — Valparsaiso, IN., has recently been appointed Dean of Library Services at Valparaiso University. His wife, Sonja Streuber, has also been hired as Director of Strategic Projects and Initiatives for the College of Engineering at Valparaiso University.  
Submitted: January 10, 2012

Brad Eden — Valparaiso, Ind., recently became Dean of Library Services at Valparaiso University. His most recent book, Middle-Earth Minstrel: Essays on Music in Tolkien, was published by McFarland in 2010. 
Submitted: January 9, 2012

Mike Gentile — Grayslake, Ill, and Michaelene Gentile '80 have a son, Michael, attending Carthage.  
Submitted: January 13, 2011

Laurie Gretebeck — Janesville, Wis., and husband Jack are happy to announce the birth of their granddaughter, Jasmine Colleen Nehls, on June, 29 2010. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Jasmine joins her big brother Jaden, 1 1/2. 
Submitted: October 11, 2010

Patricia Neis — Greendale, Wis., lives with her husband, Kevin, and two children, Matt, 16, and Jenna, 13, in Greendale. Patricia enjoys working as a preschool teacher as well as a substitute teacher in their local school district. 
Submitted: January 14, 2010

Laurie Gretebeck Hopkins — Janesville, Wis., and husband Jack announce the birth of their grandson, Jaden James, born on March 14, 2009. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. He joins his proud parents Crystal Hopkins and James Nehls. Laurie is in her 28th year of teaching. She is presently teaching fourth grade in the Milton School District in Milton, Wis. 
Submitted: October 12, 2009

Laurel Oncken Curet — Costa Mesa, Calif., continues to live in Costa Mesa with her two sons, Trace, 14, and Cameron, 10. 
Submitted: November 3, 2008

Kim Freyer Hahn — Jackson, Wis., opened "Somedays," a contemporary and vintage home decor speciality shop in a quaint, century-old building in downtown West Bend, Wis. "Somedays" also features seasonal merchandise. 
Submitted: December 5, 2007

Audrey Akvick Walsh — Kenosha, Wis., is the organist at St. John's Lutheran Church and the District Five cultural director for the Sons of Norway.  
Submitted: December 15, 2006

Nancy Nelson — Rockford, Ill., received a master's degree from Saint Xavier University, Chicago in 2005 in Teaching in Special Education. 
Submitted: November 15, 2006

Deborah Madsen — Racine, Wis., is an accountant and assistant director of the Housing Authority of Racine County. More importantly, she is a proud mother of four. The eldest, Sean (Knudson), is currently a sophomore at Carthage. 
Submitted: October 14, 2006

Cheryl Hansen Swiatko — Kenosha, Wis., received Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce's Excellence in Education Award - Teacher of the Year 2006. She teaches first grade at Gifford Elementary in Caledonia, Wis.  
Submitted: June 27, 2006

John Thomsen — Sun Prairie, Wis., and Ann Schlimgen were married on Oct. 29, 2005 on the anniversary of their first date. They are still working at the family business, Schoep's Ice Cream.  
Submitted: June 6, 2006

Susan Moore Schneider — Kenosha, Wis., battled and survived cancer in 2005 and returned to work as a psychotherapist in October. She specializes in family and marital work as well as grief issues.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Raymond Arbet — Grafton, Wis., is now operations manager for Gauthier Biomedical in Grafton. His wife Marla, daughter Kayla, 14, son Jaron, 13, and son Jonah, 8, are all well. 
Submitted: October 12, 2005

Stephen Riedel — Minneapolis, Minn., and Cynthia (Sucher '83) will celebrate their 21st anniversary this year. They have two children, Grace, 16, and Spencer, 13. Cynthia works for Virtual Radiologic Consultants, a growing teleradiology company in Minneapolis. She recently celebrated her seventh year as a cancer survivor. Steve is an international trade respesentative for the State of Minnesota. During the past year he has traveled extensively in southeast Asia and was a member of the governor's trade mission to Europe. 
Submitted: August 2, 2004

Mary Borneman Dilbeck & Daniel Dilbeck — Loda, Ill., and her husband Dan announce the birth of their daughter, Carolyn Rose, Aug. 23, 2003. 
Submitted: March 12, 2004

Patrick Koepp — Yuma, Ariz., has spent the last three years in Key West, Fla., as the Legal Advisor for Joint Interagency Task Force East. He recently moved to Yuma to be the Command Judge Advocate for the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground. Patrick resides with his wife Veronica of 18 years, and three children, Patrick, 17, Spencer, 14, and Julie, 12. 
Submitted: December 12, 2003

Bruce Keating — Fountain Hills, Ariz., and his wife Lisa (Caywood) Keating '84, will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary with a trip to Kaui. They are living in a suburb of Phoenix, where sons Matt, 17, Patrick, 15, Kyle, 11, and Austin, 7, go to school. Bruce and Lisa run a business, Tradeshow Source, and Bruce also is an assistant basketball coach at Fountain Hills High School, where their older boys attend and play. 
Submitted: September 15, 2003

James Inendino — Park Ridge, Ill., was promoted to partner with the international law firm of McDermott, Will and Emery in Dec. 2002. He works out of the the firm's Chicago office and concentrates on financial and commercial real estate matters. 
Submitted: June 11, 2003

Cora G. Saunders — Decatur, Ga., received a master of divinity degree from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, in May. One hundred fifty-six degrees in four graduate programs were awarded at the commencement ceremony. 
Submitted: June 11, 2003

Jeanine Riess Hautzinger — Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and husband Michael announce the birth of their son, Brennen Michael, July 25, 2002. Jeanine is a juvenile intake worker for the Circuit Court in Kenosha. Mike is a firefighter and paramedic for the Lake Zurich, Ill., Fire Department.  
Submitted: February 3, 2003


Mary Ann Zellman — Daytona Beach, FL,  Mary Ann has retired after teaching yoga for 20 years and is looking forward to new adventures in Florida! 
Submitted: August 28, 2020


Cecil A. Jennings , Ph. D — Athens, GA,  The American Fisheries Society is proud to announce that Cecil Jennings, Ph.D., has been elected as our next Second Vice President. He will take office at the AFS Business Meeting to be held virtually in September 2020. Jennings is a Fisheries Research Biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. His work addresses an assortment of fish management or conservation issues and includes investigations into fish population dynamics, life history, age and growth, food habits, habitat use and movement patterns, assemblage response to habitat perturbations, and human dimensions. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Fisheries in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. Previously, he worked with the Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jennings holds a bachelor’s degree in biology/natural science/conservation from Carthage College, a master’s degree in wildlife and fisheries ecology from Mississippi State University, and a Ph.D. in fisheries science from the University of Florida. 
Submitted: June 4, 2020

Class of 1981
Class of 1981

Steve Riedel — Oshkosh, WI,  gathered with fellow classmates from the class of 1981 near Kenora, Ontario, Canada for a mini-reunion in July 2019 hosted by Ramona Fullmer of Kenora. Most of this group had gathered in the same place 39 years earlier. They enjoyed a wonderful, nostalgia-filled reunion and perfect summer get-away. Pictured: Seated left to right: Tom Hemling, Cindy Czarnik-Niemayer, Ramona Fullmer, Brenda (Schrecongost) Angle, John Nelson, and Steve Riedel. Standing left to right: Marla Selvidge (former Carthage faculty) and Dennis Anderson (Ramona Fullmer spouse). 
Submitted: August 6, 2019

Christine (Anderson) Rehagen — Lansing, MI,  retired from the state of Michigan as Director of the Division of Child Welfare Licensing with over 30 years of social work experience. 
Submitted: April 16, 2019


Timothy Roets — Watertown, WI,  announced his retirement from the Watertown Police and Fire Commission after a 36-year career in law enforcement, virtually all of which has been with the local department. Upon announcing his impending retirement, Roets said, "The department is a special place to me because of the dedicated term of people that come together through the day to selflessly serve our city. The caliber of people and their sense of cooperation and public service is truly extraordinary." In his letter of retirement, Roets thanked the commission members for the trust they placed in him to serve as police chief. After a brief stint as a part-time officer with the Hartford department, Roets joining the Watertown Department in August of 1982. He served until 1991 as a uniform police officer, juvenile officer and detective for three years. He was promoted to sergeant and served as a uniform patrol sergeant and detective sergeant until being promoted to lieutenant in January of 1991. At that point he served as late shift watch commander and later transferred to the investigations division where he served as commander. In June of 1996 he was promoted to the position of captain where he led the patrol division with its 24 officers. He held that position until May of 1999 when he was named deputy chief of the department. In that position he was responsible for organizing and supervising all phases and operations of the department, and then in September of 2008 the commission selected him to succeed Chief Charles McGee who had served in that position for 15 years. Roets holds a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and sociology from Carthage College and has continued his professional education at the National FBI Academy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations, Wisconsin Emergency Management, Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association and International Chiefs of Police Association. He has also received many honors during his career. They include Outstanding Young Law Enforcement Officer, Carthage College Athletic Hall of Fame, local police department lifesaving award, Jefferson County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, YMCA Key Leader Award and local department 10-year fitness award. In addition to his professional police work, Roets has been deeply involved in the community. He has been active in Bread & Roses, Watertown YMCA, Watertown Health and Wellness Center, Jefferson County Delinquency Prevention Council, Watertown Family Center, Crossroads House of Watertown, Dialogue for Student Success of Watertown and Watertown Youth Sports Coach. Roets and his wife, Dr. Cheryl Roets, licensed psychologist at Rogers Memorial Hospital, plan to continue living at their Watertown home. They have four children, Kelsey, who is with the FBI in Milwaukee, Lydia and Samuel who are in the United States Coast Guard and Jack in the United States Army. 
Submitted: May 21, 2018


Brian Peccarelli — Plano, Texas,  received the Tech Titans Corporate CEO Award at a gala Aug. 25. The awards recognize individuals and organizations transforming the high-tech industry in North Texas. Mr. Peccarelli is president of the tax and accounting business at Thomson Reuters and executive sponsor of an initiative that unites subject matter experts from a variety of disciplines across the enterprise to cultivate and execute innovative projects in support of its customers. 
Submitted: December 11, 2017

Cindy Czarnik-Neimeyer — Appleton, WI,  was one of seven members of the classes of 1981 and 1982 who met for a small alumni gathering at Carthage to enjoy both time together and the beauty of the campus. She, along with fellow alumni Tom Hemling, John Nelson, Steve Riedel, Kaye Eide, Ramona Fullmer, and Brenda Angle enjoyed sharing memories and making new ones at Carthage. The class members from '81-82 were impressed with the substantial investments in the science building, the new library & student union, the athletic complex and student housing. They are grateful for the hospitality of Lauren Hansen and the Alumni Office. 
Submitted: July 21, 2016

Jonathan Paul Stansfield & Barbara (Redman) 1982 — Ripon, WI,  became first time grandparents on September 9 when daughter Sarah Schilcher and her husband, Dan, gave birth to Lydia Rose Schilcher in Iowa City, Iowa. 
Submitted: September 27, 2015

David Rieckmann — Pardeeville, Wisconsin,  is an R&D Manager, Flexible Packaging at CL&D Graphics in Oconomowoc. His wife, Dawn, teaches 4K in Protage. Daughter Julia is a six-grader at Pardeeville Middle School and is enjoying her 2nd season playing violin in Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra in Madison. She is also active in school music and theatrical events. Her sister, Katherine, is in third grade at Pardeeville Elementary and enjoys playing violin, singing, dance, girl scouts and basketball.  
Submitted: February 6, 2015

Todd Moritz — Anaheim Hills, Calif.,  has accepted a call to be the executive director of Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif. His wife, Christine (Krodel) is a member of the Class of 1982. 
Submitted: July 14, 2013

Cindy Czarik-Niemeyer — Appleton, Wis., lives with her family and works as a psychotherapist for ThedaCare Behavioral Health, contracted to Appleton Area School District. Cindy, Jake, and their four children Emily, 24, Anna, 22, Sarah, 18, and Jacob, 16, visited Holden Village in Washington State in Aug. 2010.  
Submitted: January 17, 2011

David Rieckmann — Pardeeville, Wis., is employed as a Product Development Engineer in the R&D Department at Outlook Corp. in Neenah, Wis. His wife Dawn is substitute teaching at Pardeeville Elementary School. His daughter Julia is in 2nd grade and continues to develop her violin playing skills. Katherine is in 4-k and enjoying gymnastics class.  
Submitted: January 13, 2011

Cindy, Jake, and their 4 children Emily (24), Anna (22), Sarah (18), and Jacob (16) visited Holden Village in Washington State in August, 2010, where the photo was taken.
Cindy, Jake, and their 4 children Emily (24), Anna (22), Sarah (18), and Jacob (16) visited Holden Village in Washington State in August, 2010, where the photo was taken.

Cindy Czarnik-Neimeyer — Appleton, Wis., where Cindy works as a psychotherapist for ThedaCare Behavioral Health, contracted to the Appleton Area School District. 
Submitted: January 3, 2011

David Rieckmann — Pardeeville, Wis., and his wife Dawn moved from New Holstien, Wis., to their current place of residency near rural Marquette County in 2005. Their home is therefore located near the "Boyhood Home of John Muir", the famous conservationist and "Father or our National Parks." The area is rich in natural beauty and wildlife biodiversity. They wish to announce the that they were blessed with the birth of a second daughter, Katherine Rose on July 22, 2006. She joins her sister Julia, 7. Dawn is an active at-home mom who occasionally substitute teaches at an elementary school. Davis is employed with Alcon Packaging as a product development engineer at their Neenah Technical Center. His flexible packaging products with major food companies have led to travel to California, Oregon, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. He is a citizen member of his town planning commission and supports many local and regional conservation organizations. They are members of Bethlehem Lutheron church in Portage, Wis.  
Submitted: February 18, 2010

Julie Grasham Berrand — Leesport, Pa., married Rev. Bruce Osterhout on Aug. 1, 2009. She currently teaches vocal, general, and instrumental music at M. L. King Elementary School in Lancaster, Pa. She is also pursuing a M. Div. at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.  
Submitted: October 15, 2009

Charles Miller , III — Orlando, Fla., and his wife, Catherine, added to their family through adoption. Grace Mei-Ling, 2, joined their family in 2006. Welcoming her into the family were Hannah, 20, Jonathan, 17, Timothy, 12, and Joseph, 7. 
Submitted: December 3, 2008

Ronald Lee Heinz — Black River Falls, Wis., passed away Aug. 27, 2007 at Sam's House in Black River Falls surrounded by his family. A long, courageous battle with Huntington's Disease claimed his life. He was born April 18, 1959, in Black River Falls to Donald and Vivian (Olson) Heinz. He was baptized and confirmed at Evangelical Lutheran Church. Ron attended Black River Falls schools. He received the Badger Boys award. After graduation from Carthage, he went to Madison to write for the Wisconsin Legislature. After receiving his master's degree from Syracuse University in 1984, he worked as a budget analyst for General Electric until illness forced him to return to the Midwest. Ron's musical talent started with the high school band where he was the drum major. He loved to sing and participated in "Tell It Like It Is," Madrigal and toured Europe with the Carthage College Choir. He sang in "Spirit of the Song" in Syracuse, N.Y., and was a member of the Windy City Chorus in Chicago. Ron loved to travel. His big travel highlight was duriing his junior year of high school when he and his friend, Randy Smelser, made a trip to Rome. Being a member of Huntington Society of America, he went to Kansas and Boston for the conventions. He was an avid sports fan, the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers received all of his enthusiasm. Always kind and loving life, his happy smile at gatherings with family and friends will be missed by many. Ron is survived by his mother, Vivian of Black River Falls; a sister, Lynda Heinz of Black River Falls; a brother, Roger (Katie) Heinz of Black River Falls; a nephew Kristopher Heinz of Black River Falls ; a niece, Kari (Wade) Mildred Hanevold of Blair; and numerous cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents, Earl and Hazel Olson and George and Leone Heinz. 
Submitted: April 17, 2008

Keith Kolstad — Marinette, Wis., graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. The title of his thesis was "Discerning God's Dreams: Clarifying a Congregation's Missional Vision Through the Art of Discernment". 
Submitted: January 14, 2008

Karl Dietmeyer — Peachtree City, Ga., is a captain for Delta Airlines. At his church he sings in and conducts the choir, conducts the brass choir, flute choir, clarinet choir, and the jazz ensemble. He also volunteers at local schools as a "pit crew" member for the high school marching band. His wife Cheryl (Wiedenbeck '82) Dietmeyer is a piano teacher with more than 40 students. She also volunteers at a school and is the former choral booster club president and current historian. She also volunteers with the marching band concessions. Karl and Cheryl have two daughters. Laura, 20, is a sophomore at Luther College. Karla, 17, is a junior in high school. 
Submitted: November 14, 2007

Ronald Heinz — Eau Claire, Wis., is disabled due to Huntington's disease. He greatly enjoys hearing news from Carthage and his fellow classmates.  
Submitted: January 10, 2006

Shan Jensen — Evansville, Ind., and husband John are pleased that their son, John Tristum, is a freshman at Carthage this fall. Shan is an associate professor of theatre at the University of Southern Indiana and is the resident costume designer for the New Harmony Theatre, a LORT theatre in Indiana. This summer Shan was both the costume designer and the production designer for the film Symbiotica.  
Submitted: September 23, 2005

Larry Lange — De Pere, Wis., is the author of Retelling the Story, published by CSS Publishing. The book grew out of his work on a doctorate in preaching earned through the Association of Chicago Theological Schools in 2002. The book outlines several challenges and benefits of preaching by retelling biblical stories. Larry is currently serving with his wife, Julie Wrubbel-Lange '83, as two members of a three pastor team at Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay, Wis. They have three children; Katie, Noah, and Elizabeth. 
Submitted: April 19, 2005

Cindy Czarnik-Neimeyer — Appleton, Wis., and her husband Jake celebrate their four children, Emily, 18, Anna, 16, Sarah, 12, and Jacob, 10. They are hoping to adopt a newborn in 2005. Cindy works as a therapist for Thedacare Behavioral Health and Jake is a camp director.  
Submitted: December 29, 2004

David Rieckmann — New Holstein, Wis., and his wife Dawn announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Nicole, Jan. 23, 2003. David is the technical manager at American Packaging Corporation in Columbus, Wis. Dawn is a third grade teacher at New Holstein Elementary School. 
Submitted: December 20, 2004

John Nelson — St. Charles, Ill., is senior pastor at Hosanna Lutheran Church. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a certified public manager this past May. 
Submitted: September 28, 2004

Ronald Heinz — Eau Claire, Wis., has been residing at Morning View Home since Nov. 2002. He courageously is fighting Huntington disease, liver disease, and sleep apnea. 
Submitted: October 15, 2003

Amy Allen Chapin — Grayslake, Ill., has been named acting director of the disabled student services department of the College of Lake County in Grayslake. 
Submitted: February 3, 2003

Richard Martin — Antioch, Ill., enjoys taking his grandson to Carthage home football and basketball games. He is the corporate secretary of School Spirit, Inc., a cheerleading apparel company, and officer of Elite & Spectrum Embroidery in Antioch. 
Submitted: February 3, 2003

Paula Serzynski DeLucca — Kenosha, Wis., is chief operating officer at FSP and corporate secretary on the Board of Directors for Ceres Food Group, Inc., both located in Chicago. Husband Geoffrey DeLucca is the general manager for Sodexho at Allstate Riverwalk in Buffalo Grove, Ill. She encourages old friends to visit when theyre in the area. 
Submitted: January 10, 2003

Betsy Hanisch — Wood Dale, Ill., recently was recognized as one of the Influential Women in Business in the west suburban area of Chicago. She is the first woman to serves as chairman of the Elmhurst Economic Development Corporation since the organization was founded in 1993. In 2000, she sold her company, Fire Facilities. Now retired, she volunteers her time with many not-for-profit organizations. She also serves volunteer roles with Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Family YMCA, Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Elmhurst College, and Carthage. She lives with husband Thomas Sawyer. 
Submitted: December 23, 2002

Larry Lange — De Pere, Wis., has earned a doctor of ministry degree in preaching from the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. He received his degree through the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago on June 2. The Rev. Lange and wife Julie now serve together as pastors of Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay, Wis. 
Submitted: June 19, 2002

Sherri Newquist — Schaumburg, Ill., married John Gray III on June 2. Sherri is a flight attendant and John works in the management division of the technical engineering department for United Airlines at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. 
Submitted: June 19, 2002

John Nelson — St. Charles, Ill., received a Lilly Foundation Grant for Sabbatical Reflection, Rest and Renewal to be taken during summer 2002. 
Submitted: June 19, 2002


Julie A Starks & Julie A Starks — Milwaukee,  retired from teaching this summer. Over the years I taught all levels of PE, finishing up with elementary. I serve on the Greater Milwaukee Synod's Meru Partnership Executive Committee as President. When it is safe to do so I look forward to making my 5th trip back to Tanzania to visit our friends and partners in the Diocese of Meru. 
Submitted: October 12, 2020

Between the Lines
Between the Lines

James Pindras — Prattville, AL,  Has self-published his debut novel, Between the Lines, available on Amazon. 
Submitted: February 26, 2020

Susan Redman — Fairmont, MN,  was promoted to Waiver Case Aide with Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties (MN). She works with a team of 12 social workers, coordinating services for clients with a range of disabilities. 
Submitted: January 28, 2020

John Danley — Silverado, CA,  published a new book titled, “Dimensions of Leadership, Create Your Leadership Legacy." In it, Mr. Danley describes how to empower others to succeed by creating an inclusive environment. 
Submitted: November 7, 2019

Jim Eisfeller — Byron, IL,  published his first book titled "Grace From Above". It is an economical book that addresses topics such as interfaith harmony, social justice, and grief and recovery. All royalties are being donated to Darkhorse Lodge, a veteran retreat being built near Paris, TN. The book is available on Amazon and 
Submitted: August 16, 2019


Sandra (Ball) Van Tuyl — Kansas City, MO,  curated an art show titled, “1,000 Footsteps Tell the Story,” from Feb. 2 through March 8 at the Carter Art Center in Kansas City. The exhibition focuses on the international refugee crisis, featuring stories of local refugees’ journeys. Ms. Van Tuyl has been a painter and public artist for 25 years. 
Submitted: January 23, 2018


David Alan Contorno — Elgin, Illinois,  became engaged to Barbara Hamilton ’82 while in Sedona, Arizona. They have plans to be married this year. 
Submitted: December 12, 2017

James Pindras & Deborah (Wozniak) Pindras 1980 — Prattville, AL,  feel "blessed and over the moon" about the birth of their first grandson, Bruce Harvey Wilson, on Feb. 18, 2017. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. 
Submitted: March 17, 2017

Jeff Hogan — Milwaukee, WI,  has retired after 34 plus years from the Milwaukee Public Schools District, where he served as a PE/Health teacher and baseball coach at Alexander Hamilton High School. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association's Hall of Fame in 2014 and has the school's record for victories. He resides in Milwaukee with his wife, Terry.  
Submitted: June 17, 2016

Susan Redman — Fairmont, Minnesota,  has been working as support staff for mental health, social services, and community health at Faribault-Martin County Human Services, a bi-county agency. She is also completing her first term on the board of Heaven's Table Food Shelf, which began in May 2012 and serves over 250 households each month.  
Submitted: February 6, 2015

David Ittel — Hobart, Indiana,  writes that the best time of his life was at Carthage. He loved J-Term and spent two years backpacking in Arizona and a year caving-spelunking with the Geography Department. He also did an internship with Western Publishing Accounting in Racine while a student. The best use of his free time was with his fraternity, Tau Sigma Chi. At age 57, he is still interested in going to Carthage again for a possible teaching major. He was taught by Professor Bill Miller that the percentage of alumni gifts was important, so he tries to give every year! 
Submitted: October 13, 2014

Haddon, Keller, and Bryndis
Haddon, Keller, and Bryndis

Eric Merle Carlson — St. Martinville, La.,  and his wife, Elizabeth, welcomed triplets on June 13, 2013. The two boys and a girl totaled a whopping 19 pounds, 5 ounces. They have created a world full of joy for their suddenly overwhelmed parents. 
Submitted: January 14, 2014

JoAnne (Brandt) Kronberg — Clemmons, N.C. ,  March 24, 2013. JoAnne Kronberg was an educator for more than 24 years in the Winston-Salem, N.C., area. Her passion for educating children was demonstrated by her teaching and supporting programs that benefited children's education globally. She was a constant volunteer in her community, her sons’ schools, and her church. She was selected by NOAA to serve in a summer program to conserve marine ecosystems and natural resources in Alaska. Survivors include two sons, Edward of Columbia, S.C., and Christopher of Newton, N.C.; and sister Mary Maples of Manitowoc, Wis.  
Submitted: May 6, 2013

Jennifer Badertscher — New Berlin, Wis.,  Feb. 1, 2013. Jennifer Badertscher began her professional career as business manager for Upstairs-Downstairs Restaurants and Catering, Inc. in Madison, Wis. She later moved to the Milwaukee area, where she was employed as marketing and purchasing director for Boldt Egg Products Co. in Muskego. It was there that she met co-worker Roy Badertscher, whom she married on Sept. 23, 1989. They had two children, Nicholas and Melissa, now both enrolled in college. Mrs. Badertscher later attended Carroll University and obtained necessary credentials as an elementary school teacher. She became a teacher with the New Berlin School district for more than 15 years. She is survived by her parents, Mae and Jack Harris of Kenosha; husband, Roy; children, Nicolas and Melissa; sister, Jolie Prasser of Cincinnati; and brother, Scott, of Lutz, Fla.  
Submitted: May 3, 2013

Susan Redman — Fairmount, Minn., is serving as data quality support assistant for Tri-Valley Opportunity Council's South Central Learning Center with the Migrant Seasonal Head Start program. She also volunteers at Heaven's Table food shelf, open evenings and weekends to serve the working poor. 
Submitted: October 15, 2012


Alan R. Morgan — Kenosha, Wis., reports he moved back to Kenosha in 2008 from Wasilla, Alaska, where he worked as an advertising executive. As a past Pi Sigma Epsilon president, he extends greetings to all PSE alumni and actives. 
Submitted: October 2, 2012

Phillip Jensen '80
Phillip Jensen '80

Phillip Jensen — Chicago, Ill., has been named as Buck Consultants' new Chicago communications principal and practice leader. He has extensive experience developing innovative communications strategies that support business initiatives. He will develop new business and support overall growth in the Midwest, as well as serve as a member of the market’s leadership team. He spent nearly 30 years at Hewitt and later Aon Hewitt, working with Fortune 500 companies in the areas of communication and employee behavior change related to benefits and human resources. His clients have included Abbott Labs, HSBC North America, Miller Brewing Co. and Kohl’s. During his career, Jensen has assisted multiple companies involved in mergers and acquisitions adapt to new organizational structures, changing cultures and different workplace environments. He has consulted with companies on numerous pension plan modification projects that are often heightened by the emotionally charged atmospheres involved in these types of negotiations. In recent years, Jensen has also helped businesses adapt and understand the importance of employee behavior change as a catalyst for increased productivity and savings related to rapidly rising healthcare and retirement plan costs. 
Submitted: May 8, 2012

Brick Breaking - 3rd Degree Test
Brick Breaking - 3rd Degree Test

Karen (Gray) Witkowski — Liberty, Mo., successfully completed testing for her 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do on Nov. 6, 2010. The Witkowskis have been participating in the sport for 10 years and have no plans to slow down. 
Submitted: March 2, 2011

David Contorno — Lemont, Ill.,is now a grandpa with his first grandchild, Antonia Lynn Beranek, daughter of Michakel and Joelle Conforno-Beranek. She was born on Oct. 9, 2010.  
Submitted: January 13, 2011

Timothy Peterson — O'Fallon, Ill., and wife Eunice (Drummer '80) both work for National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in St. Louis. Tim is a Stephen's Leader and Eunice sings in the church praise band. Both are involved in the fiber arts; spinning, weaving and felting. Their son, Eric is in a PhD program at University of Illinois; and Rebecca '13 currently attends Carthage.  
Submitted: January 15, 2010

Julie Hamar — Chassell, Mich., is a retired school teacher. She was a Physical Education Instructor at the Barkell Elementary School in Hancock, Mich., for 25 years. She is also retired from officiating the girls and boys junior, JV, and varsity level basketball games for 25 years. Now, she is traveling and doing things that she has been wanting to do. The most enjoyable trip was biking around Lake Superior called Lake Superior Tour Circle where she pedaled more than 1000 miles.  
Submitted: January 12, 2009

Cindy Steffen Kuszewski — Franklin, Wis., and her husband, Matthew, have five children; Seth, 9, Nathan, 11, Rachel, 13, Caytlin, 14, and Jacob, 16. Cindy taught special education for 23 years in the Wautoma, Wis., and St. Francis, Wis. public schools. For the past seven years, Cindy has devoted her life to winning her personal battle over advanced ovarian cancer. She has undergone multiple courses of chemotherapy, many extensive surgeries, and a stem cell transplant. Last October, she was also diagnosed with a blood cancer and required additional chemotherapy, radiation, and a bone marrow transplant. She is currently home, recovering and looking forward to returning to parenting and doing what she can to help "stomp out" ovarian cancer. Cindy's mission is to reach a many patients, physicican, and congressmen and women as possible with a message of urgency for research and education, and HOPE for a cure. She credits her survival to her faith in prayer and belief that with God, all things are possible. Friends and family have set up a fund to help defray the extrememly high cost of Cindy's medical treatment. If you would like to help, please send a check payable to: "Cure for Cindy" c/o Peoples Credit Union 4801 S. Packard Ave. Cudahy, Wis. 53110 
Submitted: June 18, 2008

Kermit McDonald — De Pere, Wis., calls his Carthage education one of the high points of my private and vocational life. He graduated magna cum laude in business administration during a 38-year career with the Racine Police Department, where he retired as an inspector. He was married to his only wife, Joyce, for 44 years, before she passed away. Kermit has two sons and one daughter. 
Submitted: December 15, 2006

Kerry Dietrich — Kenosha, Wis., and Laura '80, have been married for 26 years. Kerry is the owner and general contractor of KD's Remodeling, and Laura is a special education teacher at Lincoln Middle School. They have three children. Erik will graduate in May 2007 from the University of Minnesota and will marry his high school sweetheart in June, Ellen is a freshman at UW-Madison majoring in nursing, and Bonnie is in fifth grade.  
Submitted: December 14, 2006

Susan Redman — Appleton, Minn., and husband Scott Nagel continue as International Exchange Coordinators for EF Foundation. They recently visited Germany and Switzerland to meet six former exchange students whom they hosted or placed with host families. 
Submitted: December 6, 2005

Melisande Mattson Engebretsen — Batavia, Ill., is enjoying her new position as global market information manager at the generic drug company Actavis HF in Iceland. Melisande has been married since 1986 to Tor Erik Engebretsen and they are the proud parents of Marit, 14, and Leif Erik, 12. 
Submitted: June 16, 2005

Chris Roth — Glendale, Wis., was photographed for a feature about tall professionals in the Milwaukee area in the June 2005 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.  
Submitted: June 7, 2005

Julie Hamar — Chassell, Mich., has been teaching physical education for 22 years for Hancock Public Schools. She teaches at both the elementary level, K-5, and middle school, 6th grade. She has officiated all levels of boys and girls basketball for 25 years. She enjoys baking and traveling.  
Submitted: March 10, 2005

Keith Birkholz , USMC — Leonardtown, Md., will take command of the USMC Light/Attack Helicopter Program Office (PMA-276) as the Naval Aviation Systems Command, NAS Patuxent River, Md., March 4. Mr. Birkholz will be in charge of a multi-billion dollar procurement, delivering the new AH-1Z Cobra and UH-1Y Huey Helicopters to the Marine Corps. His team also supports the AH-IW and UH-IN Helicopters in service with the marines around the globe. 
Submitted: January 10, 2005

Scott Roe — Wadsworth, Ill., has been named director of global planning and logistics for Abbott Laboratories' pharmaceuticals division. Scott's son Matt is the starting quarterback for the Augustana College football team.  
Submitted: June 21, 2004

David Contorno — Lemont, Ill., and his wife Susan announce that their daughter Joelle was awarded an academic scholarship to Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Joelle was a top high honor student at Lemont High School, a two-year member of the National Honor Society, and a student ambassador to the United Kingdom. The couple continues to raise their three other children. 
Submitted: May 20, 2004

Karen (Gray) Witkowski — Liberty, Mo., and two other members of her women's service sorority were invited by the Commanding Officer, Captain Richard Stockton, of the U.S. Navy Warship USS Bridge to sail on board from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to its homeport of Bremerton, Wash., for six days as it returned home from battle in the Persian Gulf. The trip was in appreciation of the ladies' outstanding support of the USS Bridge and its sailors while deployed. In addition, Karen and her husband Joe hold the rank of recommended Black Belt in the Martial Art of Tae Kwon Do. They will test for their Black Belts in April '04. 
Submitted: December 11, 2003

Tim Peterson — O'Fallon, Ill., has spent 104 days in Bagram, Afghanistan from Oct. 2002 to Jan. 2003. He was the NIMA Support Team Lead, providing the U.S. Military with fast turn-around, mapping, graphics, and intelligence products. Eunice (Drummer '80) went on a three-week country familiarization tour of Turkmemstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. They both work for the National Geospatial - Intelligence Agency (NGA). They have two children, Eric, 16, and Rebecca, 12. 
Submitted: December 8, 2003

Daniel Pias & Ramona Pias — Houston, Texas, and his wife Ramona are anticipating their daughter Jacklyn's graduation from high school this spring. She hopes to attend Carthage in the fall of 2004. 
Submitted: December 5, 2003

Keith Birkholz , USMC — Leonardtown, Md., was promoted Jan. 1 and is now the Resource Sponsor Marine Corps. Aviation Assets, including AV-8B Harriers, KC-130s, V-22 Ospreys and all Marine helicopters: AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-H6E, CH-53E, VH-3D Presidential helos, and the developmental AH-1Z and UH-1Y. 
Submitted: September 15, 2003

Susan Redman — Appleton, Minn., and her spouse Scott Nagel are hosting Nora Altwegg, a Swiss student, this year. As international exchange coordinators for the Education First (EF) Foundation, they have placed students from Germany, Thialand, Korea, Quebec, and Venezuela with host families. For more information, visit 
Submitted: September 8, 2003

David Contoro — Lemont, Ill., is president of Accent Construction. He recently constructed a custom-built home for his mother that was recognized for architectural design achievement by the National Home Building Association. He and his wife, Susan, have four children: Joelle, Krissy, Douglas, and Tammy. Joelle, 16, is a member of the national honor society and currently hold the highest grade point average in her class at Lemont High School. Krissy also is an honor student with many international achievements for soccer. Douglas and Tammy, who are in middle school, also attained academic achievements and athletic accomplishments. 
Submitted: April 16, 2003

Chris Roth — Glendale, Wis., wrote a chapter on film censorship for the book, Alternative Library Literature 2000-2001, published in 2002 by McFarland & Company, Inc. 
Submitted: December 19, 2002

Susan Redman — Appleton, Minn., and husband Scott Nagel have been selected as international exchange coordinators for the Education First Foundation. In addition to recruiting and training host families, they conduct monthly follow-ups with students and host families. The couple is supervising five students this academic year. Education First Foundation places more than 1,500 students from 22 countries annually. 
Submitted: December 18, 2002

Joanne Richmond — LaCrosse, Wis., resigned from the clergy roster of the ELCA in August 2000. She earned her master of public policy degree from the University of Iowa in May 2002, and is employed as the executive director of the Hunger Task Force of LaCrosse. 
Submitted: December 5, 2002

Linda Levin — Manistique, Mich., earned a master's degree in the art of teaching in May 2002 from Marygrove College in Detroit. 
Submitted: December 4, 2002

Chris Roth — Milwaukee, Wis., was invited to speak at Writer's Ink, a Milwaukee-based association of writers, on May 20. Mr. Roth's speech was a survey of propaganda techniques. 
Submitted: July 2, 2002

Keith Birkholz , USMC — Leonardtown, Md., was promoted to Colonel in the Marines in Dec. 2001. He will be moving to the Pentagon and become part of the Chief of Naval Operations (CHO) staff in August. 
Submitted: June 19, 2002

Scott Roe — Wadsworth, Ill., has been named director of North Chicago operations in the Pharmaceutical Products Division at Abbott Laboratories.  
Submitted: June 19, 2002