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2009

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Christina Laur — Pittsburgh, PA,  has been appointed Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the College of Sciences at West Liberty University (WV). 
Submitted: October 3, 2020

Steven & Marilyn 25 Years of Marriage
Steven & Marilyn 25 Years of Marriage

Marilyn Wikner — Illinois,  celebrated her 25th Silver Wedding Anniversary on May 13, 2020. For 25 glorious years, she has had her husband, Steven Wikner - a Landscape Architect - by her side and in wedded partnership. Marilyn, a native of Illinois and Steven, a native of Iowa, met at a laundromat and were married on May 13, 1995, in Waukegan Illinois. After 2 years of marriage, they decided to build their life together in Kenosha Wisconsin, constructing their dream home and along the way making lifelong community and church friends. 
Submitted: August 12, 2020

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Rob Miller & Brooke Walsh — Mount Prospect, IL,  married Brooke Walsh on October 26, in Orland Park, Illinois. The wedding party included Bryan Behrens ‘08, Bryan Chung ‘08, and Matt Brosseau ‘09. Rob and Brooke were blessed to have several DUs and other Carthaginians in attendance. 
Submitted: January 29, 2020

Liliana Catherine LaMacchia
Liliana Catherine LaMacchia

Kim (Schroeder) LaMacchia — Kenosha, WI,  and her husband, Rocco, gave birth to their daughter, Liliana Catherine on March 22, 2019. 
Submitted: April 30, 2019

Torguin Family
Torguin Family

Cassandra Torgerson — Viroqua, WI,  welcomed her daughter, Penelope Ember Lee on July 4, 2018 at 6:49 p.m. with wife, Kaitlyn Torguin. They are completely enamored with her. 
Submitted: January 23, 2019

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Steve Germain — Racine, WI,  has taken an assignment as the interim principal at Edward Bain School of Language and Arts-Creative Arts. Steve has been employed by the district since 2002 and was an assistant principal at Mahone Middle School. He has a bachelor of science degree in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master of science in education from Carthage College. His current certifications include as a teacher, principal and administrator. 
Submitted: November 16, 2018

Photo: Courtesy of Kenosha News
Photo: Courtesy of Kenosha News

Alison Iglehart — Kenosha, WI,  received Kenosha's News' 10 Exceptional People Award. Alison is a special education teacher at Curtis Strange Elementary School. Iglehart said she talks with her pupils about kindness and caring, and puts actions to her words by visiting them in the community and in their homes. Outside of work, she knits, quilts, hikes, kayaks, hangs out with River, her black Labrador retriever, and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, which seems to be a natural extension of her calling. 
Submitted: October 22, 2018

Photo: Courtesy of Lawrence University
Photo: Courtesy of Lawrence University

Chris Krepline — Appleton, WI,  is the new baseball coach at Lawrence University. Krepline, a former assistant coach for the Vikings, returns to Lawrence after serving as an assistant coach at St. Norbert College since 2015. In addition to his college coaching experience, Krepline has served as an assistant coach with the Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League and was the Reedsville High School coach from 2011 to 2013. At Reedsville, Krepline coached his Panthers to a WIAA regional title and a spot in the sectional tournament in 2012. A 2009 graduate of Carthage, Krepline has a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science. He earned a Master's degree in applied exercise science from Concordia University Chicago in 2015. A standout pitcher at Carthage, Krepline was chosen for the All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin first team in 2007. Krepline also earned All-Central Region honors and was named to the All-Central Regional Tournament team. Krepline played for Carthage in the finals of the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship at Fox Cities Stadium and helped his squad to a fifth-place finish in 2007. Krepline played professional baseball for two years with stints on the Lake County Fielders, Macon Pinetoppers, Saskatchewan Silver Sox and Rockford River Hawks. Congratulations Chris! 
Submitted: October 22, 2018

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Allison (Benthusen) Remnes — Sugar Grove, IL,  welcomed her first child, Hadley Lorah Remnes, on August 4th, 2018 with her husband, Brian. Hadley arrived at 9:28 am, weighing 5 lbs 10 oz, 20.5 inches long. 
Submitted: August 30, 2018

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Lauren (Dixon) Meade — Aurora, IL,  married Justin Meade in Pittsburgh, PA on October 7, 2017. 
Submitted: April 20, 2018

Ashley with a white tiger under anesthesia for an annual physical examination.
Ashley with a white tiger under anesthesia for an annual physical examination.

Ashley Pich — Lombard, IL,  will graduate in May 2018 with a masters degree in Biomedical Sciences from Eastern Virginia Medical School, with a 4.0 GPA. Ashley will continue on this fall to one of the top 5 veterinary schools in the country at The Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine to complete a doctor of veterinary medicine. Ashley has been working in zoo medicine as a licensed veterinary technician. 
Submitted: March 31, 2018

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Danny Hernandez — Pleasant Prairie, WI,  was named coach of the Park High School football team. Hernandez played for the late Tim Rucks at Carthage, where he started as a linebacker from 2006-08. He served as one of the Red Men’s captains as a sophomore and junior and started with Shredl, an offensive guard, as a junior and senior during the 2008 and ‘09 seasons. After graduating from Carthage, Hernandez returned to St. Joseph as a teacher and a coach for football, basketball, and sprinters and relays in track. He then became the defensive coordinator at Park High School. He joined the teaching staff at Park's as a social studies and world history instructor in 2016. The season begins on August 24. 
Submitted: February 28, 2018

Peter (left), Andrew (right)
Peter (left), Andrew (right)

Kirsten Hedin & John (Nerge) 2009 — Eden Prairie, MN,  welcomed Peter William Nerge and Andrew James Nerge to the world on May 18, 2017, into their home on June 19, 2017, and into all the legal records on November 9, 2017. They say it's been a wild ride! 
Submitted: January 24, 2018

Rob Miller — Mount Prospect, Illinois,  recently accepted a position as the associate director of orientation with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Rob returns to the Midwest after seven years away, eager “to assist new students in their transition to college life.” 
Submitted: December 11, 2017

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Eric Stibbe — Beloit, Wisconsin,  married Dolly Phillips on Oct. 7 in an outdoor ceremony. Zach Wolf ’09 served as the best man, and Mark Bracken ’11 provided DJ services for the reception. 
Submitted: December 3, 2017

Willis III and Heidi Jensen
Willis III and Heidi Jensen

Willis Jensen , III — Madison, Wisconsin,  married Heidi Voelker on June 10, 2017, in Green Lake, Wisconsin. 
Submitted: October 3, 2017

Jack Epstein
Jack Epstein

Cody Taylor , M.Ed & Jessica — Kenosha, WI,  Kenosha, and his wife, Jessica, welcomed a son, Jack Epstein, on April 1. Jack weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 19 inches.  
Submitted: June 21, 2017

All of the individuals pictured here are Carthage graduates
All of the individuals pictured here are Carthage graduates

Chris Steenrod & Sandy (Livingston) 2008 — Freeport, IL ,  married Aug. 27, 2016, in Bowl Valley, Illinois. 
Submitted: February 16, 2017

Marilyn A Wikner — Kenosha, WI,  was one of 125 U.S. choir members to perform at the Mid Am International Choral Festival at St. Peter’s Church in Vienna, Austria, in June 2016. Carthage professor Eduardo Garcia-Novelli was among the guest conductors for the festival choir, which performed pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, and Handel. 
Submitted: February 15, 2017

Allison (Benthusen) Remnes — Sugar Grove, IL,  married Brian Remnes on Sept. 16 in St. Charles, Illinois. Included in the wedding party were Heather Johnson ’10, Katie (Los) Anderson ’08, and Tarah (Ellington) Geye ’08. 
Submitted: January 19, 2017

Mark Sobol — Fox River Grove, Illinois,  and wife Kathleen (Conway) Sobol welcomed their son Jack Partick Sobol on March 12, 2016, in Barrington, Illinois. Jack was 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 20 inches. 
Submitted: April 18, 2016

Emily Renee (DeJule) DeJule-Meyer & Jeff Meyer 2010 — Plainfield, Illinois,  married Sept. 5, 2015. They met while involved in Tau Sigma Phi and dated for seven years. Five Carthage alumni were part of the bridal party: Lauren Delaney '09, Kelly (Baumgartner) DeBoeuf '09, Ross Lowry '10, Ryan Duncan '10, and Connor Patterson '10. 
Submitted: March 23, 2016

Archer John Rzeplinski
Archer John Rzeplinski

Chaz Rzeplinski — Kenosha,  and wife Suzie '09 welcomed son Archer John Rzeplinski on Aug. 10, 2015 in Milwaukee. 
Submitted: December 14, 2015

Cody Taylor — Kenosha,  married Jessica Bischoff on Sept. 5, 2015, in Milwaukee. Andrew Sinnen ‘08 was the wedding officiant, while Max Zbilut ‘07 was the best man. Cody works in the Office of Admissions at Carthage. 
Submitted: November 2, 2015

Matthew Passanante — Columbus, Mississippi ,  and wife Katie (Zierke '10) welcomed Britta Grace to the world on July 17, 2015. Britta weighed in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.  
Submitted: October 6, 2015

Christina Anne (Laur) Laur-Nuernberger , M.S., CF-SLP — Denver, Colorado,  earned a Master of Science in speech, language, and learning, with a concentration in speech-language pathology, from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She is completing her clinical fellowship at a private practice where she specializes in the treatment of voice and resonance disorders, cleft palate care, vocal health education, and voice training for professional voice users including: singers and actors, young artists in training, teachers, business professionals, and public speakers. Christina and her husband, Mark Nuernberger '09, add that they "are enjoying married life in beautiful Denver, Colorado."  
Submitted: September 3, 2015

Michael Stanislawski & Abigail (Christensen ) 2008 — Zion, Illinois,  welcomed a baby girl, Allison Rose, on April 3, 2015. She joins big brother Benjamin. 
Submitted: June 5, 2015

Shane David TeBeest
Shane David TeBeest

Ashley (Pasiewicz) TeBeest & Joshua (TeBeest) 2009 — Oostburg, Wisconsin,  and their son Hayden welcomed Shane David TeBeest to the world June 3, 2014.  
Submitted: August 17, 2014

Bryan Pelka — Silver Springs, Md.,  graduated from the Uniform University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., on May 17, 2014, with a Doctor of Medicine. He is an active duty Naval officer who also was double-promoted from ensign to lieutenant at the ceremony. He will do his four-year residency in psychiatry at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda. He and his wife, Kalah (Anderson '09) married June 28, 2013. 
Submitted: May 29, 2014

Brad Voss & Emily (Hertel) Voss
Brad Voss & Emily (Hertel) Voss

Emily (Hertel) Voss & Brad Voss 2009 — Volo, Ill.,  were married on June 1, 2013 in McHenry, Illinois. Emily works as a rebate manager at Medline Industries, and Brad works as a process management analyst at W.W. Grainger. Their wedding party included Josh Kronwall '09, Joe Vanko '10, Joe Mastrototaro '09, Alaina (Kobylarczyk '09) Mastrototaro, Bryan Ahearn '09, Andrew Quebbemann '10, Kevin Boysen '09, and Ben Kuttler '09 as the vocalist. 
Submitted: April 9, 2014

Kathy (Jermal) Sinnen & Andrew Sinnen 2008 — Mount Prospect, Ill.,  were married on July 20, 2013, in Mount Prospect, Ill. Kathy works in development for the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, and Andrew works as an account manager for Sonoco. The wedding party included best man Cody Taylor '09. 
Submitted: January 20, 2014

Tristan Begotka — Pleasant Prairie, Wis.,  is a recent graduate of Illinois College of Optometry and is practicing at Regner Family Vision in Kenosha. His wife, Amber (Swank '08), works for Baxter Healthcare in Deerfield, Ill. They are excited to be back in Kenosha, where they met. 
Submitted: January 8, 2014

Cassandra Torgerson — Viroqua, Wis.,  and Kaitlyn Karasek held their wedding ceremony on Sept. 21, 2013, on the ridge at Pine Hill Farm in Westby, Wis. They were legally married on Sept. 25, 2013, in Woodstock, Vt., while on their honeymoon. 
Submitted: October 31, 2013

Steve Shelton & Lyndi (Toohill) 2009 — Loves Park, Ill.,  tied the knot April 20, 2013. After a two-week honeymoon in Ireland, they are thrilled to be starting their married life together.  
Submitted: July 10, 2013

Joseph Higgins — St. Paul, Minn.,  is currently a member of the estate planning and administration section of the Briggs and Morgan law firm in St. Paul, Minn. At Briggs and Morgan, he is able to focus his practice in estate planning, trust and estate administration, and nonprofit law. 
Submitted: May 2, 2013

Benjamin Kuttler — Nashville, Tenn.,  was promoted to the role of lead plant scheduler at the Quad Graphics printing facility in Nashville in February 2013. 
Submitted: April 9, 2013

Robert Van Riet — Mount Prospect, Ill., and Victoria Terleski '10 announce their engagement. 
Submitted: February 12, 2013

Amanda Joy (Thoe) Imes — St. Paul, Minn., was married to Andrew Ralph Imes on Aug. 3, 2012. Andrew is a property tax administrator with the State of Minnesota. Amanda is scheduled to graduate with a master's degree in economics from the University of Minnesota this spring. Several Carthage alumni were in the wedding party including Keeley Kyriazes '09, Jenna (Cooper) Parrot '09, Brittany Klug '09, John Lothman '08, Juri Veldre '09. Ben Kuttler '09 sang at the wedding and helped bring a Carthage Choir tradition to the ceremony. Amanda and Ben sang in Carthage Choir together, and to conclude the ceremony Ben led a small choir of friends and family in singing "The Blessing of Aaron."  
Submitted: January 3, 2013

Ashley Padsiewicz TeBeest — Mequon, Wis, and husband Joshua '09, would like to announce the birth of their son, Hayden Lee, born on Sept. 6, 2012. 
Submitted: October 23, 2012

Michelle Nordrum — Grayslake, Ill., would like to announce her engagement to Chris Jerina '08. Michelle is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, receiving her master's degree in mathematics. Chris works in the Engine Division of Stoddard Silencers. A wedding is planned for Sept. 2012 in Milwaukee. 
Submitted: July 7, 2011

Cait and Jake
Cait and Jake

Caitlin Pennington — Mackey, Idaho, is engaged to be married to Jacob Roufa in Aug. 2011. Caitlin moved to Idaho, where she is pursuing a career in science education and STEM outreach. She is currently working on her own entrepreneurial and STEM outreach ventures, and is acting as a consultant for several nonprofit organizations that work with NASA. 
Submitted: March 25, 2011

Hanna Gichard — Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was inducted into the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program. She will begin work on her first long-term service project the week of Nov. 15. She will complete four long-term service projects.  
Submitted: January 18, 2011

Mark Harju — Buffalo Grove, Ill., is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in neuroscience at Central Michigan University. Conducting research on Huntington's Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.  
Submitted: February 3, 2010

Timothy Alan — Griffith, Ind., is currently enrolled as a first-year law student at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind. 
Submitted: January 15, 2010

Lauren Zimmerman Bischel — Kenosha, Wis., married Stuart Bischel on June 12, 2009, at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Racine, Wis. The wedding party included Erin Zimmerman '11 and Amanda Herder '09. 
Submitted: October 1, 2009

2008

Amy (Anderson) Osinga & Oliver (Osinga) — Mt Prospect, IL,  welcomed their daughter Raya Hope Osinga in August 2020. 
Submitted: August 19, 2020

Chris Trella — Des Plaines, Illinois,  took over as head coach for the boys swim team at Maine West High School, the same high school he graduated from and was part of its swim team as well. 
Submitted: November 7, 2019

Wyatt Daniel and Miles Sliwinski
Wyatt Daniel and Miles Sliwinski

Marie (Balfanz) Sliwinski — Milwaukee, WI,  welcomed her second child with her husband, Scott. Wyatt Daniel was born on September 28, 2018. He joins big brother, Miles! 
Submitted: July 2, 2019

Stephanie Stein — Saint Petersburg, FL,  graduated from Stetson University College of Law earning her Juris Doctor degree in December 2018. 
Submitted: April 16, 2019

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Angela Catena — Phoenix, AZ,  will assume her new position, Title IX Coordinator, for the University of New Mexico's Office of Equal Opportunity after she finishes up her semester teaching as a clinical associate professor at Arizona State University. Catena said she sees her role as working with investigators to ensure Title IX compliance, provide resources and support individuals in understanding the statute. 
Submitted: November 14, 2018

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Stephanie Stein — Saint Petersburg, FL,  married Travis Sitzlar on May 19, 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL. 
Submitted: October 23, 2018

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Megan (Gadient) Seib & Matt Seib — Madison, WI,  welcomed a baby boy, Ethan Thomas Seib, with her husband, Matt, on June 19, 2018. The family resides in Madison, WI. 
Submitted: September 15, 2018

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Amy Anderson — Chicago, IL,  married Oliver Osinga (Northwestern, '07) on June 22, 2018 in Chicago. They were surrounded by family and friends for the celebration. The bridal party included Katy (Kennedy) Schmidt ('08) and Michaela Ross ('08). Amy and Oliver met in Madison, WI in 2013 and currently reside in Chicago. 
Submitted: August 3, 2018

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Sammy Rangel — Racine, WI,  shared his story and provided strategies for dealing with extremist movements at Central Washington University. Rangel is executive director and co-founder of Life After Hate and authored “Fourbears: The Myths of Forgiveness.” He discussed counteracting extremist movements through compassion, and changing how we see hateful, harmful or destructive behaviors. His experiences compelled him to join with other former members of the American violent far-right extremist movement to establish Life After Hate, an organization with insights into extremist and hate groups. His journey from gang member to anti-violence activist, which he recounts in his book, began after he entered a drug rehabilitation program and began to take stock of his life, including wanting to be a better father to his two children. Rangel, who has shared his story in venues across the country, including a TED Talk in 2015, returned to school and obtained a bachelor’s in social work at Carthage College and master’s in social work from Loyola University of Chicago. He is the founder of Formers Anonymous, a group dedicated to building a network of self-lead and self-contained support groups for those having an attachment or addiction to violent or criminal behavior. 
Submitted: February 28, 2018

Erin Spottswood, Ph.D.
Erin Spottswood, Ph.D.

Erin Spottswood , Ph.D. — Kenosha,  received a 2017 John Eliot Allen Teaching Award for her work in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Portland State University in Oregon, where she is a professor of communications and technology. Erin previously received a Master of Arts from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. 
Submitted: November 7, 2017

Carthage Alumni at the Gaston Wedding
Carthage Alumni at the Gaston Wedding

Emily (Wright) Gaston — St. Louis,  married Tommy Gaston on September 2, 2017, at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin. Some of the wedding party included Carthage alumni Danielle (Sass) Hilbrich '08, Leane Snyder '08, and Nathan Wright '10. Carthage alumni included the parents of the bride Jeb Wright '82 and Lee Anne (Kingsley) Wright '80. Other attendees included Paul Knowles '80 and Tammy (Blodgett) Knowles '81, Mark Flexsenhar '82, Bryan and Catie (Bougie) Anderson '08, Liz (Jacobson) Leck '08, Amanda (Barker) Tanke '08, Jon Plichta '09 and Shannon (Busch) Plichta '08, Chris Small '08, and Amy Bestul '08. 
Submitted: October 21, 2017

Laura (Juranek) Kraft — Milwaukee, Wisconsin,  Milwaukee, married Jared Kraft on Jan. 21 at epikos Church.  
Submitted: June 26, 2017

Louie Anne (Batac) Batac-Nguyen — Keyport, New Jersey ,  married Khanh Nguyen of Wichita, Kansas, on March 10, 2017.  
Submitted: March 30, 2017

Bryan Bergman & Kristen (Martin) 2007 — Elk Grove Village, IL,  had a baby girl named Parker on Oct. 4. Both parents competed in athletics at Carthage, prompting this note: “We have a future Lady Red on our hands!” 
Submitted: October 27, 2016

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Angela Marie Catena , Ph.D — Chicago, IL,  graduated from the University of New Mexico in May with a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Counseling and Counseling Psychology program at Arizona State University. 
Submitted: September 17, 2016

Alexandra & James
Alexandra & James

Alexandra Zeisse — Milwaukee,  is engaged to James Biggs of Bristol, England. They are planning a January 2017 wedding in Milwaukee, WI. Both work for Zywave, based in Milwaukee. She will relocate to Bristol, UK after they are married.  
Submitted: May 9, 2016

Professor Erin Spottswood
Professor Erin Spottswood

Erin Spottswood , Ph.D — Kenosha,  is a professor of communications and technology at Portland State College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. After graduating from Carthage, Erin received her MA from Michigan State University and her PhD from Cornell University. Erin has also contributed to four publications in communication technology during her career. 
Submitted: April 5, 2016

Courtney (Leeper) Newgard — East Peoria, Illinois,  and husband Kyle announce the birth of their son August Charles Newgard on Nov. 11, 2015, in Peoria, Illinois. 
Submitted: March 29, 2016

Stephanie D. Coulis — Munster, Indiana,  married John Zevitas in May in Washington. Ms. Coulis, daughter of Paul and Karen Coulis, is also a graduate of George Washington University now working as an International Business Development Specialist at IMPAQ International. Mr. Zevitas, son of Stephen and Paula Zevitas, graduated from American University and the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. He is an Associate, General Counsel within the Intellectual Property Group at Legg Mason. 
Submitted: March 19, 2016

Joseph Taylor Brellenthin — Rossville, Georgia,  and his wife, Holly, announce the birth of their son John Robert, who was born July 4, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 
Submitted: January 21, 2016

Meghan Kuecker — Greenfield, WI ,  graduated May 9 with honors, earning a master's degree in human resource management from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.  
Submitted: June 22, 2015

Justine (Petras ) Stumpf — Chicago,  married Matthew Stumpf on Aug. 23, 2014. The wedding party included Meg (Johnson) Brewer '09 and Mary (Arzer) Blair '08. Justine is a geologist at ENVIRON. 
Submitted: June 5, 2015

Laura (Gregorski) Tyunaitis — Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin,  celebrated her fifth year at the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau this fall and her office is now hosting a Carthage student as an intern!  
Submitted: February 6, 2015

Hilary (Zinn) Morreale & Brandon 2008 — Milwaukee, WI,  welcome daughter Matilda Mae, born September 17th in Milwaukee, WI. 
Submitted: December 6, 2014

Miles at 6 Months Old!
Miles at 6 Months Old!

Marie (Balfanz) Sliwinski & Scott — New Berlin, Wisconsin,  and husband Scott welcomed their baby Boy Miles Scott Sliwinski to the world on May 7, 2014. Miles weighed 6lb 14oz and was 21 inches long! 
Submitted: November 14, 2014

Recently Engaged
Recently Engaged

Rebecca A Swanson & Derek (Hartmann) 2008 — Volo, Ilinois,  were engaged in July 2014 and are planning a fall of 2015 wedding. Rebecca recently was promoted to audit manager with Chicago's Deloitte office. 
Submitted: August 17, 2014

Carthage class 2036?
Carthage class 2036?

Erica Anita (Faden) Stuart & Adam (Stuart) 2009 — Libertyville, Ill.,  welcomed their first child on Dec. 10, 2013. Adam Jaren Stuart, also known as AJ, was born 8 pounds, 6 ounces, to proud parents. He also shares his parents' love for Carthage! 
Submitted: March 9, 2014

Douglas Cole — Racine, Wis. ,  and his brother, Randolph '05, won the first Open Innovation Competition held by the nonprofit organization Launch Box in Racine, Wis. The Coles combined their business and mathematics backgrounds to identify solutions for a local company's manufacturing problems. 
Submitted: January 20, 2014

Kelly Marie Bauer — Brookfield, Wis.,  is a Ph.D. candidate at George Washington University. She had an Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowship for 2012-2013 and received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2013. She conducted dissertation research in Chile, studying land politics and indigenous political participation. 
Submitted: July 3, 2013

Tyson Mengel — Kenosha, Wis.,  will coach the Weshtosha (Wis.) Central High School football team next fall. Tyson, an All-CCIW running back and offensive MVP at Carthage, has already had multiple years of coaching experience at Carthage. In his new position at the high school, he plans to implement elements he learned during his years of coaching Carthage wide receivers and running backs. 
Submitted: May 2, 2013

Abigail (Christensen) Stanislawski & Michael Stanislawski 2009 — Zion, Ill.,  announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Michael, on Feb. 28, 2013. 
Submitted: April 29, 2013

Bryan Behrens — Moline, Ill., is in the Air Force and stationed in England. Bryan was named "Airman of the Year" by the Defense Intelligence Agency Unit.  
Submitted: December 21, 2012

Jackson Sulinckas
Jackson Sulinckas

Ashley Sulinckas — Hanover Park, Ill., and her husband Scott Sulinckas '08 welcomed their son Jackson on May 25, 2012. Jackson weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21.25 inches long. 
Submitted: June 24, 2012

The new Mr. and Mrs!
The new Mr. and Mrs!

Marie Balfanz Sliwinski — Marie (Balfanz) Sliwinski married husband Scott Sliwinski on Oct. 15, 2011, in Varna, Ill., at her parents' home on Lake Wildwood. It was a beautiful fall day and the couple could not be happier. Attendants included Sara Strabel '11 and Meghan Philippsen '08. 
Submitted: October 21, 2011

Abigail Christensen Stanislawski — Zion, Ill., married Michael Stanislawski '09 on July 16, 2011. Attendants included Natalie Christensen '10, Veronica Stanislawski '12, Melissa Bobinski '08, James Grana '09, and Josh Bobinski '06. 
Submitted: October 18, 2011

Danielle Sass — Kenosha, Wis., and Andrew Patrick Hilbrich '06 were married on June 25, 2010, at Saint Benedict’s Church in Fontana, Wis. The reception was held at the Geneva National Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wis. Bridesmaids included Danielle’s sister Lauren Sass, Emily Wright '08, Kristine (Ewald) Groot '08, Emily Vollbrecht, and Andy’s sister Cindy Hilbrich. Groomsmen included Andy’s brother Steve Hilbrich, Eric Groot '06, Joe Villalon '06, Nick Schoolcraft '06, and Kevin Mondry '08. Danielle and Andrew are currently living in Kenosha. 
Submitted: September 9, 2011

Bryan W. Behrens — Moline, Ill., is in the Air Force and is currently stationed near Omaha, Neb. On May 1, he will be flying to his next assignment in Cambridge, England. He will be there next year in time to see the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. 
Submitted: July 15, 2011

Laura Gregorski — Pleasant Prairie, Wis., is engaged to be married to Jared Tyunaitis on Oct. 8, 2011. The wedding will take place at St. Anne Catholic Church in Pleasant Prairie, with a reception following at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha.  
Submitted: May 3, 2011

Marie Balfanz — Milwaukee, Wis., is engaged to be married on Oct. 15, 2011. The wedding will be a small and intimate gathering taking place in Illinois. The couple could not be happier. 
Submitted: February 22, 2011

Brandon Morreale — Rover Forest, Ill., married Hilary Zinn '08 on Aug. 14, 2010, in Holland, Mich. The wedding party included Megan Gadient '08, Seth Kuttruff '08, Mike White '08, and best man Jack Ryan '07.  
Submitted: October 11, 2010

Marie Balfanz — Milwaukee, Wis., received her Master's of Science degree in Student Personnel Administration from Concordia University Wisconsin on Dec. 19, 2009. She is currently working at Alverno College in Milwaukee. 
Submitted: December 20, 2009

Laura Gregorski — Kenosha, Wis., recently accepted a position with the Kenosha Area Convention and Visitors Bureau as their Marketing Coordinator. She left her job with the Kenosha News to begin her new career with the CVB in Nov. 2009. 
Submitted: November 5, 2009

Patrick Walsh — Chicago, Ill., and Carly (Swegle) Walsh '07 were married on April 25, 2009. The wedding party included Carly McAdams '07, Mike Armour '09, Gordo Bothun '08, Derrick Collins '06, and Bryant Fazer '06. The couple met at Carthage and now live in Chicago, Ill. 
Submitted: October 12, 2009

Bryan W. Behrens — Moline, Ill. is Airman 1st Class in the United States Air Force.  
Submitted: October 9, 2009

Sheena Kirsch Magnesen — Lombard, Ill., married Michael Magnesen '07 on June 27, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Burr Ridge, Ill. The wedding party included Dan Perusich '07, Ashley (Grundy) Gallina '08, Stephanie Coulis '08, and Mari (Fiorenza) Thor '07. 
Submitted: October 1, 2009

Photo: Elizabeth Zimmerman, '09
Photo: Elizabeth Zimmerman, '09

Justine L. Rehak — Carol Stream, Ill., graduated from Rush University, Chicago, with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has accepted a full-time position with Innovative Senior Care at a retirement community in Lisle, Ill., called The Devonshire, where she looks forward to expanding the mental health services available to senior citizens. 
Submitted: September 14, 2009

Kathryn Marie Zbella — Chicago, Ill., is currently enrolled at Washington University in St. Louis in the occupational therapy program for a clinical doctorate degree.  
Submitted: February 19, 2009

Bryan W. Behrens — Moline, Ill., graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, on Feb. 13 and is currently in technical school at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Miss. He is grateful for the considerate letters from the eighth grade English class taught by Leane Snyder '08 at Roselle (Ill.) Middle School. 
Submitted: January 19, 2009

Adam P. Backsmeier — Bloomington, Ill., recently completed the U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Backmeier completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft saftety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations." This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork, and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. Its distinct "Navy" flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.  
Submitted: January 12, 2009

Zac Telschow — Wheeling, Ill., and Andrea Brandt were united in marriage on June 21, 2008, at the First United Lutheran Church in Sheboygan, Wis. The attendants included Brent Nelsen '08 and Brian Kasper '10. Zac graduated from Carthage with a major in computer programming and is currently working at Allstate Insurance in Wheeling, Ill. He is also pursuing his master's degree at DePaul University. Andrea is a senior at Carthage majoring in International Political Economy, and will graduate in May. The couple is residing in Wheeling, Ill, with their cat, Sampson. They send their special thanks to all of their Carthage friends, who joined them in celebrating their special day. 
Submitted: November 12, 2008

2008 Graduation
2008 Graduation

Calina Byrd — Chicago, Ill., announces the birth of her beautiful baby boy in Jan. of 2008, prior to her graduation in May. His name is Navario Dechan Byrd, and he was 19 3/4 inches and 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Since graduation, they moved from Kenosha back to Chicago, and she is now raising him in her hometown. She was hired in Aug. 2008 by Harbor Capital Advisors Inc. as the Centralized Customer Processing Associate in the Operations Department. 
Submitted: September 11, 2008

2007

Michael Bouma — Hoffman Estates, IL,  was promoted to Manager of the Genomics Laboratory of a newly created lab in the field of Molecular Biology at Evanston Hospital in the NorthShore University HealthSystem. 
Submitted: January 28, 2020

God Words
God Words

Jacob M Gawlik , M.Div. & Michelle (Coleman) 2009 — Sterling,  published his first book, "God Words Broken theology for broken people". He was a Religion Major at Carthage and received his M.Div. from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He is currently serving on the roster of Ordained Ministers of Word and Sacrament of the Northern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. 
Submitted: November 27, 2019

Chloe Bergman
Chloe Bergman

Kristen (Martin) Bergman & Bryan — Lombard, IL,  welcomed their second daughter, Chloe, on January 1st. 2019. 
Submitted: April 15, 2019

Kristen (Martin) Bergman & Bryan 2009 — Lombard, IL,  welcomed their second daughter on January 1, 2019. Her name is Chloe Bergman. 
Submitted: February 6, 2019

Jennifer (Cobb) Bentley — Waukegan, IL,  married Rick Bentley on Nov. 26 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Shannon (Burke) Boeckx ’08 and Allison Hull, adjunct music faculty, were bridesmaids, and Gregory Berg, assistant professor of music, accompanied the Silver Strings Quartet for the ceremony. Mrs. Bentley is an account manager at Shaker Recruitment Marketing, as well as a founder and board member of the Kenosha Chamber Choir. 
Submitted: March 1, 2017

Diana (Moberg) Bauknecht — Green Bay, WI,  married Benjamin Bauknecht. Bridesmaids included Carthage alumnae Kara Grudzien ’06, Liz (Perillo) Lenahan ’06, and Karissa (Kleven) Gretebeck ’06. 
Submitted: February 12, 2017

Amy Coughlin — Waukesha Wisconsin,  has opened Green Ivy Greetings and Floral LLC, a wedding floral business in the city’s downtown. She designs floral arrangements and handmade greeting cards, which also are available online and in several Wisconsin galleries and shops. 
Submitted: September 14, 2016

Karin (Roberts) Gonzalez & Hugo (Gonzalez ) — Racine, WI,  has entered her ninth year with the Racine Unified School District and is studying toward a master’s degree in history. She and her husband, Hugo, have two children. 
Submitted: July 6, 2016

Magdalene Spanuello — Chicago,  was chosen as director for a collaboration between the Chicago Civic Orchestra and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. An adjunct music theatre faculty member at Carthage, Maggie directed the text and speakers for a concert based on “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” which celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. 
Submitted: May 9, 2016

Official book cover art
Official book cover art

Jackie Sonnenberg — Orlando, Fla.,  is launching a new book series taking classic nursery rhymes and giving them a sinister re-telling. The first book, titled "My Soul to Keep," is set to come out this spring. It focuses on a cult with paranormal activity. Jackie and friends also have established a company that operates year-round haunted attractions. She describes Zombie Outbreak as "laser tag meets a haunted house," and the crew has locations in Wisconsin Dells and Orlando. 
Submitted: March 26, 2016

Kathy (Lewis) Thomas — Union Grove, Wisconsin,  and her husband, Marcus Thomas, welcomed baby girl Sage Sarai Thomas on March 3, 2016. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20 1/4 inches.  
Submitted: March 23, 2016

Ashley (Vail) Lipka — Racine. Wi,  and husband Ryan ‘06 welcomed baby boy Theo on April 24, 2015. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 20 1/4 inches. 
Submitted: November 4, 2015

Dr. Joshua B. McCormick — Madison, Wisconsin,  obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Physics and graduated Cum Laude from Carthage and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2007. It was during the summer of 2005, when he attended the Nuclear Chemistry Summer School in San Jose, that he was introduced to Radiochemistry which eventually led to his desire to strive for his Ph.D. in the subject. He was admitted to the Doctoral Program at the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2007 and successfully complete his Doctorate Degree in 2015. Dr. McCormick attributes his success in part to the professors and advisors at Carthage.  
Submitted: October 6, 2015

Mr. & Mrs. Aguirre
Mr. & Mrs. Aguirre

Danielle Michele (Scarpaci) Aguirre & Alex Aguirre — Franklin Park, IL,  married Alex Aguirre on May 30, 2015, in Park Ridge, Illinois, surrounded by their closest family and friends.  
Submitted: June 19, 2015

MIchelle Davies and Coy Stone Engagement
MIchelle Davies and Coy Stone Engagement

Michelle Davies — Kenosha, Wisconsin,  became engaged to Coy Stone on Nov. 26,2014. They are set to be married on Dec. 19, 2015. 
Submitted: April 16, 2015

Karin (Roberts ) Gonzalez — Racine, Wis. ,  and her husband, Hugo, announce the birth of their daughter, Vivien Leigh, on Feb. 20, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds, 7.8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Vivien joins big brother Liam. 
Submitted: March 2, 2015

Amanda (Kidwell) Myers & Zachariah 2007 — Madison, Wisconsin,  are proud to announce the birth of their son, Demetrius Blaze Myers, on Dec. 16, 2013.  
Submitted: August 13, 2014

Terrece Crawford — Gilbert, Ariz. ,  is featured in the newly released book, “Knowledge Is Power: What Every Woman Should Know about Breast Cancer” by Dr. Dennis L. Citrin. She wrote, "The purpose of the book is to bring awareness about breast cancer and to clear up many questions/myths/theories people generally have about breast cancer; the more people know/understand, the more empowered they become, therefore making educated decisions and better choices." The book features Terrece's case and personal information about her treatment and a short testimonial of her experience. Terrece is also credited at the end of the book for doing the illustrations and for being a fine artist! 
Submitted: June 11, 2014

Tyson Mengel & Rhianna (Swaton) 2007 — Kenosha,  were married on June 29, 2013, at the Kemper Center in Kenosha. The wedding party included Dr. Tyler Yapp '07, Greg Spencer '07, Matt Thompson '07, Trent Barnhart '08, Christina Cervantes '07 and Christina (Olmetti '06) Miedzianowski. 
Submitted: April 4, 2014

Jackie Sonnenberg — Hoffman Estates, Ill. ,  last fall debuted her first published novel, in the young adult urban fantasy/crime genre. Jackie's novel, "All That Glitters," tells the story of a jewelry thief making headlines around town, robbing stores clean without a trace. "He won't give up until he finds the item possessed with ancient magic ... but what exactly is in it for him?" she writes. "And what if someone else gets in his way?" The book is available online through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. In addition to promotions and events, Jackie is at work on her second novel, a young adult paranormal, and is drafting outlines for a horror series. After graduating from Carthage with a degree in English and communication, Jackie went on to work as a journalist for local papers. She also has published requested nonfiction titles about business and pet care under Atlantic Publishing. 
Submitted: January 13, 2014

Tyler Schultz & Samantha (Kraimer ) 2007 — Grayslake, Ill.,  welcomed their first child on Oct. 1, 2013. Madeline Grace weighed 7 pounds and measured 19 inches. Proud grandparents are Neil Schultz '79 and Marla (Brauer '79) Schultz. Proud great-grandma is Cynthia (Henrichs '53) Schultz.  
Submitted: January 8, 2014

The Nicholsons
The Nicholsons

Heidi Lynn (Close) Nicholson — Quad Cities,  married Jake Nicholson in West Bend, Wis., on Nov. 2, 2013. Jake and Heidi met through Jake's sister, Erica Nicholson '07, who has been Heidi's best friend since they met at Carthage. Jake and Heidi both work and live in the Quad Cities at the Illinois-Iowa border. 
Submitted: November 15, 2013

Melissa (Barker) Bobinski — West Bend, Wis.,  and her husband, Josh, are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Kherington Jean. She was born on March 20, 2013, and weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. 
Submitted: May 2, 2013

Amanda Kristine Burns , MLIS — Suring, Wis.,  completed her master's degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May 2012. Amanda accepted the position of Director of the Suring Area Public Library in Suring, Wis., in August 2012. 
Submitted: April 15, 2013

Karin Roberts Gonzalez — Racine, Wis., and her husband Hugo, announce the arrival of Liam Alexander, born April 19, 2011.  
Submitted: October 15, 2012

Samson Kiware — Milwaukee, Wis., is a strong supporter of the ELCA malaria campaign. He researches ways to prevent malaria. 
Submitted: July 26, 2012

Kevin Herda — Glen Ellyn, Ill., married Kelly (Davies) Herda on Sept. 6, 2009, in Chicago. Daniel Perusich '07, Mike Magnesen '07, Kyle Blair '07, and Maeve Hines '08 were part of the bridal party. Kevin has been working as an IT Computer Programmer and Kelly has been an Admissions Coordinator for the Illinois institute of Art Schaumburg.  
Submitted: October 11, 2010

Dan Perusich — Chatham, Ill., married Ashley Fackrell of Evanston, Wyo., on July 30, 2009, in Las Vegas. Dan and Ashley met in the summer of 2007 when Dan began work on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Ashley was attending college in the nearest town 50 miles away. Mike Magnesen '08, Kevin Herda '07, and Tom Garcia '07 all stood in the wedding party. Dan is currently pursuing a graduate degree in public history at the University of Illinois-Springfield while also working for the State of Illinois and the National Park Service. 
Submitted: November 13, 2009

Tracy Hilgendorf — Chebanse, Ill., received her master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in May 2009. 
Submitted: September 24, 2009

Scott Sulinckas — Hanover Park, Ill., was united in marriage to Ashley (Murray) Sulinckas '08 on March 7, 2009, at Roscoe United Methodist Church in Roscoe, Ill. The wedding party included Reid Anderson '07, Molly (Low) Anderson '07, Ryan Glassman '07, Noelle Voelz '08, and Annie Johns '09. The couple met at Carthage when Scott was the coach of Ashley's intramural flag football team. 
Submitted: April 26, 2009

Alison Lemke — Greendale, Wis., and Henry Somers are engaged to be married on July 11, 2009 in Milwaukee. 
Submitted: November 3, 2008

Trevor Parker — Forest Park, Ill., and Megan T. (Dieschbourg) Parker '04 were married in the A. F. Siebert Chapel on the Carthage campus on July 11, 2008. The best man was David A. Silski '05. Groomsmen included Associate Professor of Music D. Gregory Berg and Assistant Dean of Students Gary P. Williams '96. Bridesmaids included Adrienne L. (Saputo) Rissley '05 and Nicole R. (Carson) Kohlmeier '04. Greg Berg led the music throughout the ceremony. Adrienne Rissley and Janell J. (Kuechenmeister) Johnson '04 provided music during the prayers. Jennifer L. Cobb '07 played cello in the string ensemble. The wedding reception was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, Ill. The couple honeymooned in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and they currently reside in Forest Park, Ill. Megan is the University Events Coordinator in the Marketing Department at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Ill., and will soon complete her master's degree. Trevor is an English teacher and coaches football on the staff at Downers Grove South High School in Downers Grove, Ill.  
Submitted: September 19, 2008

2006

Greyson and his big sister Madelyn
Greyson and his big sister Madelyn

Derek Hartmann & Rebecca Hartmann (Swanson) 2008 — Crystal Lake, IL,  excitedly welcomed baby boy Greyson Lee Hartmann to their family. He weighed 8 lbs and 5 oz. His big sister is ecstatic! 
Submitted: September 27, 2021

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Kara (Grudzien) Batchelor & Ross — Louisville, KY,  welcomed a daughter, Ashton Violet, on March 28. 
Submitted: July 20, 2021

Annelamia M. Hodges — Wauwatosa,  did a phone interview with Sean Yseult, who was not only the bassist and co-founder of the Horror Groove Metal band, White Zombie, but also Rob Zombie's ex-girlfriend. 
Submitted: July 16, 2021

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Jamin McGinnis — Chicago, IL,  and his wife, Ekua, were originally married on their front porch on May 30, 2020, with just their parents. But, on November 1, they had the opportunity to complete their original plans of having a small ceremony in Negril, Jamaica. A couple fellow Carthage Alumni were also present to witness the gorgeous day: Keena Johnson ‘05 and Brandon Jones Harris ‘07. 
Submitted: March 29, 2021

Lauren B (Neverman) Wheeler — Watertown, WI,  graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in May 2020. Lauren received a Master's Degree in Business Administration-Human Resources. She will be spending the next school year teaching her children in virtual schooling before entering the work force. 
Submitted: July 25, 2020

Jason Atanasoff — Kenosha, WI.,  Completing six LTI (Leadership Training Institute) courses through the NIAAA, Jason Atanasoff passed his CAA (Certified Athletic Administrator) exam. In his 14th year at The Prairie School (voted best private school in Wisconsin 2019 by Niche), this is his third year as Athletic Director after previously serving as the Upper School Dean of Students for three years and teaching physical education and health his first 8 years. Below is the official press release: Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (November 21, 2019) INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Jason Atanasoff, Athletic Director/Coach at The Prairie School, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator. To earn this distinction, Jason has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination. Jason is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism. The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 12,000 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum. 
Submitted: February 21, 2020

Casen Griffiths — Greenfield, WI,  was appointed to the position of Administrator/Clerk Treasurer for the Village of Wind Point, WI in May of 2019. He previously served as the Administrative Services Director from 2016-2019 for the Village of Sussex, WI and Assistant to the Village Manager for Elm Grove, WI from 2013-2016. 
Submitted: September 16, 2019

Ryan Romeo — Whitewater, WI,  graduated from the Doctorate of Health Sciences program from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in May 2019. 
Submitted: August 1, 2019

Carthaginians at San Francisco's Ocean Beach
Carthaginians at San Francisco's Ocean Beach

Daniel Ross-Jones & Andrew (Patton) 2010 — Palo Alto, California,  were married at San Francisco City Hall on Friday, July 12, 2019. The grooms got engaged in Hawaii in October 2018. Participating in the ceremony also included Bryan and Catie (Bougie) Anderson ('08). Daniel and Andrew live in Silicon Valley where Daniel works as a United Church of Christ minister and Andrew empowers people with special needs. 
Submitted: July 16, 2019

Lillian Hilbrich at 9 months old
Lillian Hilbrich at 9 months old

Andrew Hilbrich & Danielle (Sass) 2008 — Mount Pleasant, WI,  welcomed their daughter, Lillian, into the world on September 19, 2017. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. 
Submitted: August 28, 2018

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Kara (Grudzien) Batchelor — Louisville, KY,  married Ross Batchelor in Lake Geneva, WI on June 16, 2018. Included in the wedding party were Karissa (Kleven) Gretebeck '06 and Diana (Moberg) Bauknecht '07. 
Submitted: August 20, 2018

Future MVP
Future MVP

Erin (Parker) Bornheim — Chicago, IL,  welcomed her first child with her husband Rick. Landon Parker Bornheim was born on June 6th, 2018 at 8lbs and healthy. 
Submitted: June 28, 2018

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Connie (Ciway) Schaible & Ryan 2008 — Carol Stream, IL,  finalized the adoption of their two foster children - Shanayea Catherine (6) and Robert Derek (5) on November 9, 2017. 
Submitted: March 30, 2018

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Amanda (Kirsch) Greenwood — Morton Grove, Illinois,  married Matt Greenwood on Aug. 12 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Lisa (Zajaczkowski) Hogren ’05 was a bridesmaid, and Amy Coughlin ’07 handled the floral arrangements. 
Submitted: November 28, 2017

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Emily (Van Eynde) Gilbert — Hoffman Estates, IL,  and her husband, Geoffrey, welcomed daughter Alexandra in March 2017. 
Submitted: November 7, 2017

Nick Preusch
Nick Preusch

Nicholas M. Preusch — Alden, NY,  Alden, New York, has been honored as one of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Top 5 Under 35 for 2017. He is a tax manager at PBMares, LLP.  
Submitted: June 19, 2017

Swimming baby
Swimming baby

Karissa Ann (Kleven) Gretebeck — Wauwatosa, WI ,  and her husband, Kyle, welcomed daughter Evie Grace on April 2, 2016. Evie is their first child. 
Submitted: March 15, 2017

Jason Atanasoff — Mount Pleasant, WI,  was named athletic director at The Prairie School in Wind Point, Wisconsin. Jason has served as the Upper School dean of students and physical education teacher, and he remains the boys’ basketball head coach. He and his wife, Callie, have two children: Braden, 2, and Brynn, 1. 
Submitted: February 19, 2017

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Lauren (Eggert) Romeo — Whitewater, WI,  and her husband, Ryan, welcomed daughter Alyssa Roma on Feb. 23, 2016. Alyssa joins big brother Benjamin, 4. 
Submitted: February 6, 2017

Susan (Turnbom) Thyen — Bloomington, MN,  and her husband, Jared, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Jared. He was born January 23, 2016.  
Submitted: August 3, 2016

Kristen Henry - Chicago, Illinois
Kristen Henry - Chicago, Illinois

Kristen M. Henry — Chicago,  has been appointed by the President-Elect of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) to serve as a member of the ISBA Federal Taxation Section Council for 2016-2017. As a member of the council, Kristen will inform and advise the members of the bar on developments in federal taxation and their ramifications; review and comment on federal tax laws, regulations, court decisions, and Internal Revenue Service pronouncements and practices; and monitor improvement and understanding of the federal tax system through proposals of, and changes in, tax laws and regulations, and through writing, testimony, conferences, and seminars. 
Submitted: April 27, 2016

Gina Buchmiller — Wausau, Wisconsin,  and wife Misty welcome the birth of their daughter, Braylynn Rhane D Buchmiller, on Oct. 27, 2015. Braylynn weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. 
Submitted: April 18, 2016

Tyler Johnson — Aurora, Illinois,  was invited by U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) as his guest at the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Johnson, a Kendall County Sheriff's Deputy, heroically rescued a motorist from a sinking vehicle, assisted by an officer from the Oswego Police Department. “Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Johnson is a hero and servant to our community, putting his life on the line to protect our residents,” said Rep. Hultgren. “Wading into icy cold water on New Year’s Day to rescue a woman trapped inside her sinking car, Deputy Johnson put his life in danger to save hers. As he told my office, these situations demonstrate what each of us can be capable of when we’re put to the ‘ultimate test.’ There’s no doubt he passed with flying colors. As a longtime servant to several counties in the 14th District, he’s a heroic example to our community and our nation. I thank the Sheriff’s office for giving him the day off and look forward to him joining me at the State of the Union address.” “Sheriff Baird and the entire Sheriff’s Office family are extremely proud of the courageous and life-saving actions taken by Deputy Johnson in the early morning hours of this New Year,” said Chief Deputy Scott Koster. “Deputy Johnson’s dedication and commitment to the citizens he serves reflects not only on his personal character, but that of his fellow Deputies, and law enforcement officers throughout this nation. We appreciate Representative Hultgren’s recognition of Deputy Johnson’s exemplary service, as well as his unwavering support for law enforcement. It’s a great honor to have Tyler representing the Sheriff’s Office at the 2016 Presidential State of the Union address.” Following is an account of the incident from the Kendall County Sheriff’s office: "Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Johnson arrived at Stonewater Lane and Washington Street in Oswego at approximately 1:50 AM on New Year's Day for a report of an occupied vehicle in a retention pond at that location. As one of the first responders on the scene, Johnson saw the vehicle (which was nearly 100 feet off shore) sinking into the pond, eventually becoming completely submerged. With air temperature wind chill readings of -1 and water temperatures just above freezing, Deputy Johnson entered the water, swimming to the vehicle in an attempt to rescue the driver and sole occupant. After several attempts, he was able to break out the rear window of the vehicle, and extract the driver from the car. "With the help of Oswego Police officers on the scene, Deputy Johnson was able to bring the driver safely to the shore. Deputy Johnson was treated and released for hypothermia and minor injuries he sustained while breaking out the vehicle window. He is currently doing well and in good spirits." Deputy Johnson of Oswego grew up in Aurora and attended Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he majored in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Johnson has a history in law enforcement service to the 14th Congressional District. Before joining the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office two years ago, Johnson worked for juvenile justice and probation centers in Kane and DuPage Counties. He is married with a young daughter. 
Submitted: January 12, 2016

Kim (Kresal) King — Kenosha,  her husband Andrew welcomed daughter Emma Elizabeth King on July 18, 2015 
Submitted: October 15, 2015

Rodney Bowen & Faith (Grevengoed) 2006 — Pembroke Pines, Florida,  were married in Chicago on Aug. 31, 2014. The bridal party included several Carthage alumni: best man Ed Roberts '07; groomsman Jason Mixson '07; and bridesmaid Jackie Doyon-Martin '06. Fellow Carthage alum Erin Gaffaney '06 was the photographer for the wedding. Another 20 Carthage alumni were present to celebrate the union, in addition to other friends and family. Faith is an elementary music teacher in the Broward County School District, and Rodney is a registrar systems specialist for American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. They reside in South Florida.  
Submitted: June 5, 2015

Becky Mitchell , MD — Raymond, Wisconsin,  earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in May. She is starting general surgery residency at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health care network. 
Submitted: May 28, 2015

Lindsay Rauschenberg Taylor , Esq. — Bartlett, IL,  is pleased to report that she received her JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2014, and passed the Illinois Bar Exam in October of the same year. She is working as an attorney and lives contentedly with her husband, Kevin Taylor, and their menagerie. 
Submitted: January 14, 2015

Wesley Schroeder & Rebecca (Handley) 2008 — Lake in the Hills, Illiinois,  announce the birth of their son, Logan James Schroeder on Jan. 31, 2014.  
Submitted: October 14, 2014

first day at home
first day at home

Jason Krist Atanasoff & Callie Atanasoff (Philippi) — Kenosha,  welcomed their first child, Braden Krist Atanasoff on Aug. 19. He was 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. 
Submitted: September 9, 2014

Ellie Lynn Staniger
Ellie Lynn Staniger

Amanda Kay (Rogers) Staniger & Charles (Staniger) 2007 — Mauston, Wisconsin,  want to welcome Ellie Lynn Staniger to the Carthage community. Ellie was born on Jan. 28, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints clinic in Racine. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and 19 inches long. They wrote that "Ellie is truly a gift from God!" 
Submitted: August 15, 2014

Darrell Ballinger — Miamisburg, Ohio ,  married Tamara McPeek on July 1, 2013, in Miamisburg, They were married in soccer jerseys, because they are big Arsenal Football Club fans. Darrell also has started a private practice for podiatry and is an associate for Kettering Podiatry Associates. 
Submitted: January 22, 2014

Jennifer Ann (Lindberg) Brundage & Cord Brundage — Orland Park Ill.,  were married on July 13, 2013, at the Lionsgate Dove House in Lafayette, Colo. The couple resides in Laramie, Wyo., where Jenni works at the University of Wyoming and Cord completes his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. The couple was joined by friends and family to celebrate the day. 
Submitted: July 6, 2013

Lauren Brianna (Neverman) Wheeler — Watertown, Wis.,  and her husband, Andy, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Parker Andrew, on Jan. 28, 2013. Parker joins older sister Rebekah, 2. He measured 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Parker's godmother is Rebecca Whelpley '96.  
Submitted: April 15, 2013

Michael Rust — De Pere, Wis., has accepted the position of Executive Director at the Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center, Inc. 
Submitted: February 7, 2013

Jacquelynn Doyon — Otsego, Mich, completed her Ph.D. in sociology with an emphasis in criminology at Western Michigan University in November 2012. Jacquelynn is an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. She also announces her engagement to Lynn Martin of Otsego. The couple will be married in Watervliet, Mich., in May 2013.  
Submitted: December 7, 2012

Krysty Anderson & Jeffrey Esser 2005 — Lindenhurst, Ill., are engaged to be married. 
Submitted: December 4, 2012

Elizabeth Smith & William (Smith) 2006 — Greenfield, Wis, were married in Gurnee, Ill. Elizabeth works as a registered nurse at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. William is working in Milwaukee and pursuing further studies in e-commerce. 
Submitted: October 17, 2012

Lauren (Eggert) Romeo & Ryan (Romeo) — Lake Geneva, Wis, announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Richard, on Sept. 12, 2012. 
Submitted: October 15, 2012

Beth Gattolin('06) June '12 Wedding
Beth Gattolin('06) June '12 Wedding

Beth Gattolin Flatley — Palatine, Ill., daughter of Carol (Ketter) Gattolin '67 and Frank Gattolin '67, married Rick Flatley, son of Richard Michael Flatley and Elizabeth Jane Flatley of Brookfield, Ill., on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in La Grange, Ill. The ceremony was followed by a dinner reception at Fulton's on the River, in Chicago. Beth graduated from Carthage in 2006 and is a Senior Graphic Designer at Medline Industries, Inc. Rick graduated from Western Illinois University in 2005 and is as an Illinois State Trooper. Rick also serves in the rank of Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. 
Submitted: July 19, 2012

Mathew Ganek — Lake in the Hills, Ill., and Jorie (Fogerty) '03 announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Grace. Madison was born on June 14. She was 8 pounds, 15 ounces and 21 inches.  
Submitted: July 12, 2012

Scott Kruger — Minneapolis, Minn., is working with the Learning Disability Association of Minnesota and attending William Mitchell College of Law. His wife, Katie Doucet '08, is still working with the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife. 
Submitted: January 10, 2012

Valerie Coduto Sage — Rochelle, Ill., married Josh Sage in Grand Teton National Park on Sept. 10, 2011. 
Submitted: November 14, 2011

Lauren Neverman Wheeler — Watertown, Wis., and Andy Wheeler welcomed their first daughter, Rebekah Koko Wheeler, on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. Rebekah weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. The family is all happy and healthy and looking forward to watching Rebekah grow.  
Submitted: May 28, 2011

Casen Griffths — Racine, Wis., married Elizabeth Drazel '07 on Aug. 14, 2010. Members of the bridal party included James Beamen '05, Andy Steenrod '06, Steve Szymanski '05, Kelli Steenrod '06, and Carly McAdams '07. 
Submitted: February 23, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Ganek
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Ganek

Jorie (Fogerty) Ganek — Lake in the Hills, Ill., and Matthew Ganek '06 were married on June 26, 2010 at The Congregational Church of Algonquin located in Algonquin, Ill. Members of the wedding party included Betsy Koster '03, Dana Godlweski '04 and Jon Spyrnal '04.  
Submitted: September 8, 2010

Lauren (Neverman) Wheeler — Watertown, Wis., and Andrew Wheeler were married on May 30, 2010, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown, Wis., Rebecca Whelpley '96 served as musician for the ceremony. The couple is currently enjoying any spare time working on their hobby farm located just outside of Watertown.  
Submitted: July 7, 2010

Lindsay Rauschenberg — Buffalo Grove, Ill., Since graduating from Carthage in 2006, Lindsay is pleased to report that she has been employed by Walgreen Co. as a paralegal for three years and will begin law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law in the fall of 2010. 
Submitted: June 2, 2010

Kristina Gomez — Racine, Wis., received her M.A. in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to being named a finalist for Outstanding Student Scholar by the faculty of the School of Library and Information Studies, Kristina was presented the Diane McAfee Hopkins Diversity Award. She has just accepted a position at Milwaukee's Central Library.  
Submitted: May 18, 2010

Lindsay Kincaid Perez — Racine, Wis., and husband Nicolas are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Katherine, born on Nov. 30, 2009. Lucy joins big brother Benjamin.  
Submitted: January 18, 2010

Ryan Romeo — Delevan, Wis., and Lauren Eggert '06 were married on Oct. 11, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard, Ill. The wedding party included Karyi Rutchik '06.  
Submitted: January 18, 2010

Rick Katka — Becker, Minn., and Alicia (Culbertson) Katka '06 announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Grace, on July 9, 2009. She weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces.  
Submitted: October 15, 2009

Kirby Oren Witherby — Rockford, Ill., married Brenten Witherby on April 18, 2009, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Rockford. The wedding party included Darcy White '06, Kelli Oren '04, Kelli Steenrod '06, Rachael Reid '07, Katie Pererson '06 and Mari (Fiorenza) Thor '07.  
Submitted: July 8, 2009

Jacquelynn Doyon — Kalamazoo, Mich., graduated from Western Michigan University in 2008 with Masters (M.A.) in Sociology. She is currently working on her Ph.D in Criminology and Sociology at Western Michigan University. 
Submitted: July 8, 2009

Natalie Neer Wennerstrom — Libertyville, Ill., was married on Sept. 21, 2008, to Nicholas Wennerstrom, a graduate of Illinois State University. They had their wedding at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, with 45 guests, many of whom were fellow Carthage grads. 
Submitted: November 3, 2008

Our Wedding
Our Wedding

Katherine Salte Nunez — Gurnee, Ill., and Roberto Nunez were married on June 16, 2007, in Las Vegas. The wedding was attended by close family and friends. Katie works as a scientist at Abbott Laboratories and Rob works as a teacher's assistant with behavior disorder students. 
Submitted: April 8, 2008

Andy Steenrod — Racine, Wis., and Kelli (Klepel) Steenrod '06 were married on Aug. 25, 2007, in the A. F. Siebert Chapel at Carthage. The wedding party included Craig Klepel '97, Stacey (Klepel) Kiefer '00, Chris Steenrod '09, Casey Griffiths '06, Kirby Oren '06 and Lauren Pils '07. Pastor Jean (Woods) Pagliaro '03 officiated the event. Music Professor Gregory Berg was the organist, Women's Swim Coach Sue Nutty was a reader and Matt Patzke '12 was an usher. More than 60 Carthage students and alumni attended the ceremony and following reception at the Racine Marriott. Kelli is the assistant website manager at Adolph Kiefer & Associates in Zion, Ill. and Andy is a production planner at Waukesha Electric Systems in Waukesha, Wis. The couple honeymooned in Riviera Maya, Mexico.  
Submitted: February 27, 2008

Chad Langhoff — Kenosha, Wis., married Amber Sharp '06 on February 2, 2008. The ceremony took place at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Kenosha. The Rev. Harvard Stephens, Dean of A. F. Siebert Chapel, Carthage College, presided over the ceremony. Members of the wedding party included: Maid of Honor Amanda Rogers '06; Groomsman Aaron Steckman '07; Ushers Matt Rome '07, Andy Rathje '07, Charlie Staniger '07 and Anthony "Chunk" Gullo '07. Music was provided by Lauren Neverman '06, Amanda Rogers '06 and Aaron Steckman '07. For their honeymoon, the couple enjoyed a cruise to the Bahamas. Chad is a graphic designer for Carthage. Amber works for Jockey International as a web designer at Jockey.com. 
Submitted: February 27, 2008

Drew Baker — Kenosha, Wis., teaches Spanish and physical education at Lance Middle School in Kenosha.  
Submitted: February 21, 2008

Carol Griskavich — Cicero, Ill., and Kristin White '07 completed BNSF Railway's Transportation Management Training program in Jan. 2008. The two studied railroad operations at the Fortune 200 company's headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas; the National Academy of Railroad Sciences in Overland Park, Kan; and across BNSF's transcontinental rail lines from Los Angeles and Seattle to Chicago. Ms. Griskavich and Ms. White have since begun their positions as Assistant Trainmasters at the company's hubs in Cicero, Ill. and Gillette, Wyo. respectively. 
Submitted: December 24, 2007

Keith Lowry — Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and Amy N.(Rahe) Lowry '06 were married on April 29, 2006. Keith is currently a law records assistant for Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. in Milwaukee and Amy is a portfolio accountant at Snap-on Credit in Libertyville, Ill.  
Submitted: October 20, 2006

Karen Kowalski Beaman — Waukegan, Ill., and James Beaman '05 finally got hitched! Right after the wedding on Aug. 12, 2006, Karen started a new job at an environmental consulting firm in downtown Chicago. James continues to work for corporate Walgreens in Deerfield, Ill. The newlyweds honeymooned in Ireland and England in early September. They wish to thank family and friends for their love and support.  
Submitted: September 8, 2006

2005

Nathan Hawk — Columbus, Ohio,  accepted a position as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture at Texas A&M University. He started in fall 2021, after earning a Ph.D. in educational technology from The Ohio State University. 
Submitted: April 26, 2021

Adrienne Hoyt – Vice President, CNN
Adrienne Hoyt – Vice President, CNN

Adrienne Leigh (Saputo) Hoyt — Atlanta, Georgia,  was promoted to Vice President of Internal Communications at CNN. Mrs. Hoyt has been at CNN for the last nine years – in this new role, her responsibilities expand to cover WarnerMedia News & Sports internal communications and employee engagement worldwide, including crisis, executive, and diversity, equity, and inclusion communications. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children. 
Submitted: April 7, 2021

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Kristen Serio & Pete Serio 2005 — Joliet, IL,  Pete & Kristen welcomed Greyson on June 24, 2020. He is a healthy boy and weighed 7lbs 2oz and 20 inches. Big brother, Caleb, is excited to have a new playmate. 
Submitted: January 4, 2021

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Kelli Keys — Burlington, WI,  Kelli Keys, class of '05, joins Vrakas as an Audit Principal to the Kenosha Office. 
Submitted: September 17, 2020

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Krissy (Komarchuk) Pierce & Ryan Pierce — Antioch, IL,  adopted two sons, Isaac (age 13) and Kaleb (age 10). 
Submitted: June 30, 2020

Our family
Our family

Nathan A Hawk & Sarah — Columbus, Ohio,  welcomed the birth of his third child and first son on July, 5, 2018. He joins big sisters Rylee and Lexi, who have all made close siblings ever since. 
Submitted: January 28, 2020

Steven Frenk , Ph.D. — Harvard, IL,  became a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in May 2019. PMP is the most important professional certification for project managers. 
Submitted: June 6, 2019

Leanne & Susan celebrate at a recent photo shoot.
Leanne & Susan celebrate at a recent photo shoot.

Leanne Valdes — Geneva, IL,  celebrated 10 years of her business, You Name It Events, this past November. This past July, the company welcomed Susan (Bosma) Sjogren '04 as their new Operations & Client Manager. Since its founding, YNI has helped over 250 couples celebrate their weddings, including some fellow Carthaginians! 
Submitted: March 20, 2019

Mason and Trey Johnson
Mason and Trey Johnson

Hank Johnson — Delavan, WI,  welcomed his second son, Trey Michael Johnson, into his family on June 5, 2018, with his wife, Kira. 
Submitted: September 18, 2018

Evelyn Rose Kishline
Evelyn Rose Kishline

Michael J. Kishline & Rebecca Kishline (Dufresne) 2007 — Kenosha, WI,  Kenosha, welcomed baby girl Evelyn Rose on June 20.  
Submitted: June 27, 2017

Nathan A Hawk — Columbus, OH,  Columbus, Ohio, and his wife, Sarah, announce the birth of their daughter Alexis, on Aug. 23, 2016. She joins big sister Rylee, 3. Nathan also presented a research paper in a roundtable at the 2017 meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Antonio, Texas. He produced the paper with peers and mentors.  
Submitted: May 3, 2017

Nathan A Hawk — Columbus, OH,  Columbus, Ohio, and his wife, Sarah, announce the birth of their daughter Alexis, on Aug. 23, 2016. She joins big sister Rylee, 3. Nathan also presented a research paper in a roundtable at the 2017 meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Antonio, Texas. He produced the paper with peers and mentors.  
Submitted: May 3, 2017

Nathan Hawk — Columbus, OH,  Columbus, Ohio, and his wife, Sarah, announce the birth of their daughter Alexis, on Aug. 23, 2016. She joins big sister Rylee, 3. Nathan also presented a research paper in a roundtable at the 2017 meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Antonio, Texas. He produced the paper with peers and mentors.  
Submitted: May 3, 2017

Wendy (Given) Margowski — Escondido, CA,  and her husband, Christopher, announce the birth of their daughter, Wynter Melody, on Jan. 6. 
Submitted: September 8, 2016

Stacey (DeGarmo) Cofiori — St. Louis, MO,  married Joseph Cofiori on July 23 in Milwaukee. 
Submitted: September 2, 2016

Sarah E. (Bowers) Riggs — St. Charles, Illinois,  married Daniel Riggs at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, Illinois, among family and friends on June 20, 2015. 
Submitted: March 25, 2016

Chris Anderson — Machesney Park, Illinois,  and wife, Nicole, announce the birth of their son, Lucas Lee, on September 14, 2015. Lucas weighed in at 7 pounds, 5 ounces.  
Submitted: October 6, 2015

Steven Frenk , Ph.D — Harvard, IL,  was elected president of the Federal Center Toastmasters Club in July. The organization meets in Hyattsville, Maryland. Last summer, Steven earned Toastmaster's Competent Communicator Award and the Competent Leader Award. 
Submitted: August 25, 2015

Caleb Anthony
Caleb Anthony

Kristen (Pyrz) Serio — Joliet, IL,  and Pete Serio announce the birth of their son. Caleb Anthony was born May 31, 2015. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 21 inches long. 
Submitted: August 8, 2015

Nathan Hawk — Columbus, Ohio,  recently accepted admission to a Doctor of Philosophy program (educational technology, Department of Educational Studies) at The Ohio State University. He will begin studies in fall 2015. 
Submitted: May 22, 2015

Carl Rapisarda-Vallely & Patrick Vallely — Boston, MA ,  was appointed head of middle school at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Carl began working there as a theater and English teacher in 2008 after receiving a Master of Arts in theater education from Emerson College. 
Submitted: April 12, 2015

Adrienne Leigh (Saputo) Hoyt & Nathan Hoyt — Atlanta, Georgia,  was promoted to manager, business operations and administration at CNN Worldwide. Adrienne is pursuing an MBA through the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia.  
Submitted: April 8, 2015

Nobody's Goddess
Nobody's Goddess

Amy McNulty — Kenosha, WI,  reports her debut novel, "Nobody's Goddess," publishes April 21, 2015. It's a YA (Young Adult) romantic fantasy and the first in a trilogy. For more information, visit amymcnulty.com. 
Submitted: January 23, 2015

Kasey (Costabile) Bradbury — Racine, Wisconsin,  completed the 5 month/3-phase audition process for membership in the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir following a recent move to Utah. Kasey is grateful to the Carthage music staff who helped prepare her for singing with this incredible group of musicians. 
Submitted: January 15, 2015

Derrick M Collins — San Antonio, TX,  married Bunmi Adeeko Collins in the Chapel of the Abiding Presence on the campus of Texas Lutheran University (TLU). Wedding participants that are also Carthage alumni included best man Christopher Alms '07, groomsmen Nyles Jackson '03, David Silski '05, Christopher Byrnes '06, and Patrick Walsh '08 as well as ushers Bryant Fazer '06 and Michael Grindle '07. There were another 12 Carthage friends, alumni, and DU brothers who all traveled to celebrate Derrick and Bunmi's special day along with family and friends across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Nigeria. The couple reside in San Antonio, TX. Derrick is the director of annual giving at TLU and Bunmi works in marketing for Bartlett Cocke, a general contractor in the state of Texas.  
Submitted: December 13, 2014

Steven Frenk , Ph.D — Harvard, Illinois,  was promoted to senior service fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. Steven works on the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey and conducts research on prescription medication use and veterans' health. 
Submitted: September 7, 2014

Nathan Hawk — Columbus, OH,  was the lead author of a published article, titled: The Living Labs: Innovation in Real Life Settings. This was published in the Winter 2012 (Volume 13, Number 4) edition of the peer reviewed journal: Quarterly Review of Distance Education. 
Submitted: August 6, 2014

Nathan Hawk — Columbus, Ohio,  and Sarah (Holdgreve) Hawk announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Sept. 30, 2013, weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces.  
Submitted: August 6, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Gehl
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Gehl

Courtney (Kenyon) Gehl & Adam (Gehl) 2006 — Pleasant Prairie, Wis.,  were married in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on May 24, 2014. Members of the wedding party included bridesmaids Cloence (Kuyper '05) McClanahan and Michelle (Kohn '05) Boyer, groomsman Greg Wood '04, and reader Zach Snell '05. 
Submitted: June 2, 2014

Nathan and Adrienne married 9.1.13
Nathan and Adrienne married 9.1.13

Adrienne Leigh (Saputo) Hoyt & — Atlanta ,  married Nathan Ross Hoyt on Sept. 1, 2013. Attendants included Matron of Honor Megan (Dieschbourg '04) Parker, Man of Honor Carl (Rapisarda '05) Vallely and Nicole (Carson '04) Kohlmeier . The intimate ceremony was officiated by close friend Sarah Rose Gorke '04. Nathan is a wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch, and Adrienne is a project manager at CNN Worldwide. The couple lives in the Buckhead community in the heart of Atlanta. 
Submitted: November 14, 2013

Samantha Bickel , Ph.D. — Watertown, Wis.,  recently received her Ph.D. in marine science from the College of William & Mary School of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science. 
Submitted: August 31, 2013

Luke Schumm & Maggie (Marsh) 2004 — Colorado Springs, Colo.,  welcomed a son Feb. 13, 2013. Kenton Isaiah joins big sister Kendall and brother Kieran. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Dad is the head age group coach for the Colorado Springs swim team. Mom is employed by El Paso County as a public health registered nurse. 
Submitted: August 30, 2013

Stephen Smith — Madison, Wis.,  Dec. 28, 2012. Prof. Smith was a member of Carthage's music faculty from 1976 until he retired in 2005. He grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he made a solo performance with the St. Petersburg Symphony at age 15. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Florida State University and a D.M.A. from the University of Michigan in 1977. He taught at Elon College before coming to Carthage. He also had a deep commitment to social justice issues, making several trips to Haiti to aid in distressed areas. He was instrumental in establishing a technical college at Les Cayes, Haiti. He was a faithful worker at the food pantry at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, continuing to volunteer until shortly before his death. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol. 
Submitted: May 6, 2013

Jillian (Knautz) Fox — Round Lake, Ill.,  and her husband, Phillip, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Mary Rose Fox. She was born Oct. 30, 2012, in Libertyville, Ill. 
Submitted: May 1, 2013

Nathan Andrew Hawk — Columbus, Ohio,  married Sarah Holdgreve on April 30, 2011, in Delphos, Ohio. Sarah is a graduate of Ohio State University. Nathan earned a master of arts degree in education and human development from George Washington University this spring. 
Submitted: April 20, 2013

Anne (Klapperich) Booker — South Beloit, Ill.,  and her husband, Dan, welcomed their son, Miles Kline Joseph Booker, on Nov. 15, 2012. 
Submitted: March 18, 2013

Rebecca Ehrick Grailer — Ann Arbor, Mich., and Jamison Grailer were married on Sept. 3, 2011, in Waukesha, Wis. Their parents are Douglas Ehrick '73 and Susan (Moldenhauer) Ehrick '74, and the late Alan Grailer '81 and Jodee (Tetting) Liedtke '72. Attendants included Jason Ehrick '00, Robin (Hickok) Ehrick '01, Timothey Grailer '03, Mindy (Koss) Romano '04, Jake Romano '05, Bridget (Guenther) Meyers '05, and Christopher Byrnes '06.  
Submitted: July 16, 2012

Steven Frenk — Cary, N.C. St and Rebecca (Worster) Frenk '04, of Cary, N.C., announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Ann, on June 12, 2012. She was 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and 20 3/4 inches. 
Submitted: June 29, 2012

Lori Stopps — Lindenhurst, Ill., and David Stopps are proud to welcome the newest addition to their family. Hannah Grace was born on March 13, 2012. She is loved by her older sister Abigail. 
Submitted: June 8, 2012

Adrienne Saputo — Atlanta, Ga., recently accepted a position as Supervisor of Integrated Logistics at CNN (Turner Broadcasting) in Atlanta. In the position, she will lead CNN Worldwide News orientation program for News management, managing all aspects of the program from beginning to end for all CNN locations. Adrienne has previously held positions at The American Cancer Society and the national and international award-winning Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. 
Submitted: May 1, 2012

Kimberly Hanson — Carey, Ill., married Joseph Johnson on May 22, 2011. Kimberly is the daughter of Gary Hanson and Diana Brown Branca.  
Submitted: January 10, 2012

Javier C. Rivera — Kyle, Texas, founded 2nd First Look, an article-based website informing readers about little-known films, music, literature, and the arts. Visit the official site at www.2ndFirstLook.com. 
Submitted: January 2, 2012

Leanne Valdes — Elgin, Ill., is proud to announce that her one-year-old company has been named one of theknot.com's "Best of Weddings 2012" winners. This prestigious honor is earned by top wedding vendors in the nation and is based on client's positive reviews of You Name It's services. Theknot.com is by far the nationwide industry leader for wedding planning and the honor applies for all of 2012.  
Submitted: December 5, 2011

Brad Hentschel — Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Kristin (Kechter) Hentschel '03 are proud and excited to announce the birth of their first child, Shelby Meroe, on Sept. 17, 2011. She was 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and 21 inches long at birth. Brad is employed by Short, Elliot, Hendrickson as a Comprehensive Planner. Kristin is employed by Eau Claire County and Leinenkugels Brewing Company.  
Submitted: October 12, 2011

Elise Danielle
Elise Danielle

Kristy (Untch) McKeown — Grayslake, Ill. and big sister Grace Elizabeth are proud to announce Elise Danielle, born March 8, 2011. She was 7 pounds 12 ounces and 21 inches, and was born at 1:24 p.m. 
Submitted: September 8, 2011

Steven Frenk — Cary, N.C., received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University during their Commencement exercises on May 15 of this year. He currently lives with his wife, Rebecca (Worster) Frenk '04. 
Submitted: July 15, 2011

Jonathan Vincent — Elm Grove, Wis., will finish his preliminary training year in General Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa this June. He will then begin his residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT in July 2011. Jonathan received his Medical Doctorate from the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he graduated in May 2010 as a member of the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.  
Submitted: April 30, 2011

Adrienne Saputo — Atlanta, Ga., recently accepted a position as Marketing Manager of Economic Development at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce in Duluth, Ga. Named one of the top three metro chambers in the United States by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Gwinnett Chamber is one of the largest and most dynamic business and regional economic development organizations in the Southeastern United States. The Gwinnett Chamber is also the sixth largest Chamber in the Southeast, and one of the top 10 fastest growing chambers in the nation. Adrienne transitions into her new position from her previous one at the American Cancer Society, where she worked for five years as a social event planner and fundraiser. 
Submitted: March 2, 2011

Mya Cooks — Madison, Wis., will be honored by the United States Postal Service program "Women Putting Their Stamp on Metro Milwaukee." She is filled with the admirable qualities which entitle her to join the elite group of honored women. She was chosen given her positive impact on her community.  
Submitted: March 2, 2011

Shannon Murphy — Vernon Hills, Ill., would like to announce her engagement to Aaron Good. Shannon is a Senior Enterprise Architect at Discover Financial Services. Aaron is a Client Specialist at Aon Hewitt. A late summer wedding is planned in Vernon Hills, Ill. 
Submitted: February 16, 2011

Dane Schmidgall — Lake Bluff, Ill., and Kelly (Mikkila) Schmidgall '05 were married on March 27, 2010. They were married at A. F. Siebert Chapel.  
Submitted: October 7, 2010

Jonathan Vincent , MD — Elm Grove, Wis., graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin on May 21st with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He was also elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national honor medical society. Jonathan will begin his residency in Urologic Surgery this summer at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.  
Submitted: May 30, 2010

Katie Kelly-Bowers — Kenosha, Wis. After receiving her B.A. of Psychology at Carthage, Katie went on to complete her master's degree in Clinical Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is now co-owner of Stable Strides, LLC which provides Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning Development in Kenosha County. Katie married Charles Bowers '03 in July 2006. They now live in Kenosha with their beautiful daughter Kamryn Nicole Bowers (born Oct. 12, 2008). 
Submitted: May 21, 2010

Kristin Ziemek — Sturtevant, Wis., is enjoying watching her children grow up happy and healthy, though they are growing up far too fast. Payton is already five and Jack is going on 19 months. They are doing amazing and are keeping active and getting into everything along the way.  
Submitted: February 22, 2010

Kristin Daily — Muskego, Wis., and David Pirazzini '06 are engaged to be married. The wedding date is June 19, 2010, in Waukesha, Wis. The couple currently resides in Muskego, Wis. Kristin is a senior web designer at Kohl's Corporation in Menomonee Falls, Wis. David is Associate Food Scientist at Kerry Ingredients & Flavors, Beloit, Wis. 
Submitted: January 18, 2010

Cortney Weber Rouse — Lake Geneva, Wis., married Seth Rouse on June 20, 2009, at Hawks View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wis. The wedding party included Shannon (Mackey) Ethyre '04 and Melynda Puffer '04.  
Submitted: October 16, 2009

Javier C. Rivera — Kyle, Texas, has a children's book/film that has been nominated for Best Film at the Kids First! Film Fest (www.SometimesWeb.com). He has also won first place prizes for his photography (www.javiercrivera.com) 
Submitted: October 12, 2009

Janice Van Patten — Metairie, La., received a master's degree in international relations from the University of New Orleans in May 2009. She is currently working with international banking and documentation with an export company in New Orleans.  
Submitted: October 12, 2009

David Stopps — Lindenhurst, Ill., and Lori (Horwitz) Stopps '05, welcomed their first child, Abigail Hope, into the world on June 30, 2009.  
Submitted: October 9, 2009

Joseph and Erin Harmon were married in St. Charles, IL.
Joseph and Erin Harmon were married in St. Charles, IL.

Erin Johnson Harmon — Itasca, Ill., was married to Joseph Harmon of Grand Rapids, Mich., on Aug. 8, 2009. Bridesmaids included Katie (Edmunds) Mrskos '04. Guests included Scott Jones '04, Nora Buganski '04, and Kelly (Bolton) Van Hout '04. 
Submitted: October 3, 2009

Pete Serio — Fond du Lac, Wis., and Kristen (Pyrz) were married on Aug. 8, 2009 in Downers Grove, Ill., at Divine Savior Parish with the reception held in Homer Glen, Ill. The wedding party included Robin Fabianowicz '05, Wendy Given-Perusich '05, and Bill Lea '05. The couple will reside in Fond du Lac, WI. 
Submitted: September 4, 2009

Grace Elizabeth McKeown
Grace Elizabeth McKeown

Bill McKeown — Grayslake, Ill., and Kristy (Untch) '05 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Elizabeth, on Feb. 19, 2009. 
Submitted: June 25, 2009

Jennifer Hunsader — Park Ridge, Ill., received the degree of Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago on May 16, 2009. 
Submitted: May 28, 2009

Javier C. Rivera — Kyle, Texas, and illustrator Hui Min Liu have produced a video based on their children's book about depression titled "Sometimes I'm Sad." For more information about the book and video visit www.SometimesWeb.com 
Submitted: April 3, 2009

Pete Serio — Fond du Lac, Wis., and Kristen Pyrz '05, of Downers Grove, Ill., are happy to announce their engagement. They are planning their wedding for Aug. 2009 in Downers Grove. 
Submitted: January 8, 2009

Luke Schumm — Racine, Wis., and his wife, Maggie (Marsh) Schumm '03, are pleased to announce the birth of son, Kieran Emmanuel, on July 22nd, 2008. He weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 inches in length. 
Submitted: September 4, 2008

Brad Hentschel — Chippewa Falls, Wis., recently joined professional consulting services firm Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.'s (SEH) Chippewa Falls office as a community development specialist. His responsibilities include assisting communities with comprehensive planning, grant writing and administration, tax increment finance funding, and impact fee needs assessment preparation. Hentschel holds a master's degree in urban planning and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 
Submitted: June 25, 2008

Perla Ordonez Jones — Evanston, Ill., was joined in marriage to Christopher Jones on Jan. 24, 2007 in Chicago. They are also pleased to announce the birth of a daughter, Alexandra Sophia Jones, born on Sept. 4, 2007 in Evanston. 
Submitted: January 14, 2008

Lindsay Davidson Ebersole — Chadwick, Ill., Lindsay and her husband were blessed with a baby girl, Lillian Rae, on Jan. 17. Lindsay will receive a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from NOVA Southeastern University in Aug. 2008. 
Submitted: January 11, 2008

Catherine Young — White Bear Lake, Minn., who teaches deaf and hard of hearing students in Minnesota schools, was recently featured in a story aired by KARE-TV of Minneapolis. The story was part of the station's "What's Cool in Our Schools" series and highlighted the local oral school for the deaf, Northern Voices. Catherine earned a master's of science in deaf education from Washington University in St. Louis. 
Submitted: October 2, 2007

Bill McKeown — Palatine, Ill., and Kristy Untch '05 were married on June 24, 2006 at Christ Lutheran Church in Palatine. Attendants included Jenny Theonnes '06, Nick Jonker '05, and Mike Grand '04. Kristy is a third-grade teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School in Palatine and Bill is a client benefits specialist at Caremark in Northbrook, Ill. The couple resides in Palatine.  
Submitted: January 10, 2007

Jonathan Wiese — Wauwatosa, Wis., married Melissa Mainland '05, on June 24, 2006 at Wolfenbuttel Park in Kenosha. Melissa is teaching third grade at Curtis Strange Elementary School in Kenosha and Jonathan is a student at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Prior to this, he worked in a surgery ward at a hospital in Davenport, Iowa. The wedding party included Erin Stoner '04, Gayle Hintz '05, Sarah Sprenger '05, Nicole Rasmussen '05, Carey Wiese '07, Aaron Krager '05, Stephen Swanson '05, and Andy Grafenauer '05. The pianist was Dave Graeff '05, and the wedding coordinator was Michelle Williams '06.  
Submitted: October 2, 2006

Jacob Schumacher — Atlanta, Ga., moved to Atlanta in June 2005 where he works for Nauteq as a geographic analyst. 
Submitted: October 2, 2006

Lindsay Davidson Ebersole — Chadwick, Ill., will be teaching first grade at Jefferson Elementary in Sterling, Ill. She and husband, Steve, are expecting their first child in January. 
Submitted: June 27, 2006

Steven Frenk — Durham, N.C., is engaged to Rebecca Worster '04. Steven is a doctoral student at Duke University.  
Submitted: January 18, 2006

Luke Schumm — Racine, Wis., and wife Maggie announce the birth of their daughter, Kendall Isabel Sophia, on Sept. 6, 2005. She was six pounds, six ounces and 18 and half inches long.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Ryan Boyce — Plainfield, Ill., married Angela Bowen in Aug. 2005. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii. Ryan is working as the web designer for Plainfield Community School District 202. 
Submitted: October 21, 2005

Courtney Bullis Schroeder — Palatine, Ill., and Jacob Schroeder were married on June 25, 2005 in Dundee, Ill.  
Submitted: October 12, 2005

Lindsay Davidson Ebersole — Chadwick, Ill., and Steve Ebersole were married on July 9, 2005 in Sterling, Ill. The wedding party included Becca Slimmer '05, Sammy Bickel '05, and Kim Pomplun '05. The couple honeymooned in Denver. 
Submitted: October 12, 2005

Laura Hanson Woods — Antioch, Tenn., Laura Hanson '05, and Robert Woods were married on Aug. 13, 2005 in Lake Geneva, Wis. The wedding party included Deanna LoGalbo '05, Jean Pagliaro '03, Katie Peterson '06, and Paul Hanson, a former student. 
Submitted: October 12, 2005

Jack Hathway — Janesville, Wis., returned to Japan to see his family and friends. His junior year he was an exchange student to Japan. He now teaches English for Berlitz Japan, and plans to apply for graduate school in two or three years.  
Submitted: September 29, 2005

Dan Gage — Kenosha, Wis., has joined MG Design Associates Corporation in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. as a graphic artist. 
Submitted: September 26, 2005

Courtney Bullis — Courtney Bullis '05 was wed to Jacob Schroeder of Dundee, Ill., on June 25, 2005. 
Submitted: August 19, 2005

Jason Paul Eickmeyer — Kenosha, Wis., announces his engagement to Sarah Maria Laabs, a current student at Carthage. They plan to be married on New Year's Eve. 
Submitted: June 7, 2005

Rodney Hilton , Jr. — Kenosha, Wis., and fiancee Kristin Ziemek '05 announce the birth of their daughter, Payton Marie, Feb. 9. 
Submitted: February 15, 2005

2004

Sarah Gorke — Marshfield, WI,  was promoted to Director of Career Exploration and Design within Carthage’s Aspire Center; Carthage’s unique and personalized 4-year personal and career development program. In this new role, Sarah will focus on providing students with a comprehensive lens of reflection and guidance surrounding their skills, interests, and values and how those lead to building a purposeful life. She also has been nominated to serve on the executive committee of the Steering Committee of the Academies of Racine, one of Carthage’s regional K-12 partners. 
Submitted: August 14, 2021

Hank Johnson — Delavan, WI,  completed a master’s degree in educational administration from Concordia University Wisconsin in November. He also became athletic director and community outreach director at the Williams Bay (Wisconsin) School District. 
Submitted: July 30, 2021

Front cover of
Front cover of "Not Today, Fred"

Brandon Helms — Grosse Pointe, Michigan,  Had his first novel published. "Not Today, Fred" is a romantic comedy with a psychological twist that blends literary humor about overcoming depression with practical advice on how to build yourself up. Available everywhere books are sold, including Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Not-Today-Fred-Brandon-Helms/dp/1887043691/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=not+today%2C+fred&qid=1585655109&sr=8-1. 
Submitted: March 31, 2020

Carrie (Pinter) Wright — Pleasant Prairie, WI,  was appointed principal for 7th through 12th grades at Christian Life School in Kenosha. 
Submitted: November 7, 2019

James Patrick Cummings
James Patrick Cummings

Patrick Cummings — Portland, OR,  and his wife, Kristen, would like to announce the birth of their son, James Patrick. James was born on December 26, 2018 and weighed 5 lbs 8 oz and was 19.5 inches long. 
Submitted: April 22, 2019

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Danyelle (Finley) Bruha — Roscoe, IL,  married Ryan Bruha at Court Street United Methodist Church in Rockford, IL on October 20, 2018. The wedding reception was held at the Ironworks Hotel in Beloit, WI. The couple honeymooned in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and they currently reside in Roscoe, IL. 
Submitted: December 11, 2018

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Michelle (Handzel) Fournier — McHenry, IL,  married Wade Fournier on January 20, 2018. 
Submitted: March 16, 2018

Rachel and Navindra Gunawardena
Rachel and Navindra Gunawardena

Rachel Elizabeth (Sterrett) Gunawardena — New Baden, Illinois,  married Navindra Gunawardena at Adrianna Grand Ballroom in Portland, OR on October 6, 2017. They enjoyed a wonderful ceremony and reception surrounded by many loving friends and family. 
Submitted: December 23, 2017

Kenten Dernbach
Kenten Dernbach

Kenten Dernbach — Plover, Wisconsin,  took over as interim men's basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in October 2017. 
Submitted: November 8, 2017

Steger Kids 2017
Steger Kids 2017

Leah A (Stuhlmacher) Steger & Scott Steger 2002 — Kenosha, WI,  Kenosha, and her husband, Scott, announce the birth of their daughter, Luella Ann, on March 11. She joins brothers Myles, 6, and Cole, 2. 
Submitted: August 9, 2017

Jason Allen Byrd — Benton Harbor, Michigan,  Benton Harbor, Michigan, and his wife, Amy, welcomed a son, Rhett Asher, on Nov. 23, 2016. Said to be “the happiest baby you’ve ever seen”, he joins big sister Sloane Ryan, 4.  
Submitted: July 19, 2017

Jason Byrd — Benton Harbor, MI,  Benton Harbor, Michigan, and his wife, Amy, welcomed a son, Rhett Asher, on Nov. 23, 2016. Said to be “the happiest baby you’ve ever seen”, he joins big sister Sloane Ryan, 4.  
Submitted: May 4, 2017

Courtney Lang & Marc (Lang) 2003 — South Elgin, IL,  celebrated their 10th anniversary on Aug. 4 and are the proud parents of Levi, 4, and Leighton, 2. Their good friend Carissa (Hodges) Kauffman ’04 took this family photo. 
Submitted: August 30, 2016

Cole Steger
Cole Steger

Leah A (Stuhlmacher) Steger & Scott (Steger) 2002 — Kenosha, WI,  welcomed baby boy Cole Thomas to the world on March 2, 2015. Cole weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He joins proud big brother Myles, 4.  
Submitted: April 16, 2015

Rachel Sterrett — New Baden, Illinois,  has been accepted into the Peace Corps and departed for Ecuador in January to begin training as a secondary English education volunteer. Her projects may include increasing local teachers’ English language competency and conversational skills and organizing teacher associations and training seminars. She taught English in China for six years and, in December 2014, completed a graduate degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages at Monterey (California) Institute of International Studies.  
Submitted: February 9, 2015

Nikkilina Crouse — O'Fallon, Ill.,  is employed by Teva Neuroscience as a medical science liaison. Her job is to serve as a scientific intermediary between the pharmaceutical company and doctors who treat Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease. She attends medical conferences and provides updates to healthcare providers. She also assists establishing clinical trials. She reports that her job is a lot of work, but so much fun. She gets paid to travel the world and talk science. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and is living in Illinois, just outside of St. Louis. 
Submitted: January 13, 2014

Kristen & Warren
Kristen & Warren

Warren Mueller — St. Louis,  announces his engagement to Kristen Huschitt. Warren is a North American compensation manager for Accenture Consulting. Kristen works as a college and career coach for GEAR UP, a nonprofit partnership between Northeastern Illinois University and Chicago Public Schools. They live in Chicago and are planning a wedding for August 2014 in Barrington Hills, Ill. 
Submitted: January 10, 2014

Kimberly Fekete & Andrew Fekete 2004 — Huntley, Ill.,  announce the birth of their second child, Mackenzie Fekete. She was born Aug. 28, weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces. 
Submitted: September 17, 2013

Leah (Stuhlmacher) Steger & — Kenosha,  accepted the position as director of marketing P2P at Jockey International. After nine years of employment at Harley-Davidson Motor Company in Milwaukee, she now enjoys a much shorter commute and many other benefits of working for another great, local company. Leah, her husband, Scott '02, and their 2-year old son, Myles, reside on the north side of Kenosha. Scott continues to teach mathematics at Bradford High School, where he also coaches football and basketball.  
Submitted: September 3, 2013

Jason Allen Byrd — Benton Harbor, Mich.,  and his wife, Amy, are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Sloane Ryan, born June 13, 2013. 
Submitted: September 3, 2013

Andy Fekete — Huntley, Ill.,  After teaching third grade for eight years in Indian Prairie School district 204, he is now the instructional technology specialist for that district in Naperville, Ill. 
Submitted: August 19, 2013

Caitlin (Crawford) Hansome & Reginald Hansome III 2004 — Kenosha,  welcomed their second child, a boy, Parker Barack Hansome, on June 28, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 22 inches long. He joins big sister Kylie Scarlett Hansome, 3. All are healthy and joyous. 
Submitted: July 14, 2013

John Kosterman — Racine, Wis.,  April 12, 2013. John Kosterman was a 20-year Marine Corps. veteran who served in a number of duty assignments including recruiting duty in Michigan and at Marine Barracks in Concord, Calif. He retired in October 1990 as a first sergeant. In October 1978, he was united in marriage to Gabrielle J. Melson, who was also serving in the Marines. After retiring from the Marine Corps in 1990, they moved back to Racine, Wis., to raise their family. Mr. Kosterman was hired by the State of Wisconsin in 1991 to work as a correctional officer. He was promoted to correctional sergeant and was then selected to serve as probation and parole officer. In June 1996, he was selected to attend the State Patrol Academy. He graduated and was assigned to work in Racine County as a state motor carrier inspector. He was then assigned to a state patrol trooper position in Racine County in 1998. He continued in this capacity until his retirement in August 2011. He was twice awarded life-saving medals during his career. He is survived by his wife, Gabrielle; four children, Linda, Andrew, Erica, and Samantha; mother, Gabrielle; sisters Susan Gottfredsen and Margaret Henzig; brothers Jerome and Timothy; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence R. Kosterman.  
Submitted: May 6, 2013

Megan (Dieschbourg) Parker & Trevor (Parker) 2007 — Naperville, Ill., were blessed with the birth of their son, Graham Holden, on April 26, 2012. He was a healthy 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Trevor and Megan both teach high school English in Chicago's western suburbs and are worship leaders at Greater Chicago Church. 
Submitted: December 10, 2012

Sarah Gorke — Racine, Wis., accepted the position as tour manager for the Music Department at Carthage, with responsibilities including planning the domestic and international tours for all music ensembles. Sarah is also in her sixth year as an adjunct professor of voice at Carthage. She invites those with a venue or church they'd like to have considered as a performance space to contact her at sgorke@carthage.edu. 
Submitted: November 6, 2012

Tatiana (Japuntich) Scalzo — Kenosha, Wis., welcomed a daughter, Adrianna Marie, on April 8, 2012.  
Submitted: October 30, 2012

Michael Jones — Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and Lindy (Westphal) '04 announced the birth of their son, Oliver Michael, on April 24, 2012. He weighed in at 9 pounds and 20 3/4 inches. Oliver joins big sister, Lillian, 2. 
Submitted: July 23, 2012

Aaron Price — Janesville, Wis., and his wife Stephanie are proud to announce the birth of their first son Calvin Paul Price. Calvin was born on May 15, 2012 in Janesville. 
Submitted: July 17, 2012

Gerald Hagen — New Berlin, Wis., and wife Sarah are proud to announce the birth of their second daughter, Mackenzie Grace, born Jan. 20, 2012. Both mom and Mackenzie are doing well. 
Submitted: February 14, 2012

Kenten "Kent" Dernbach — Stevens Point, Wis., has been named men's basketball assistant at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. According to the head coach Bob Semling, "Kent was the best fit for the profile we had created for this position. He separated himself from a very strong field of candidates. His experience with Division I and Division III basketball along with admissions experience was something that really stood out." 
Submitted: January 10, 2012

Nina Jachenko — LaGrange, Ill., and her husband Todd Bunch announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Rose Bunch. She was born on Sept. 4, 2011.  
Submitted: January 5, 2012

Dana Allen Ranieri — Kenosha, Wis., married Richard Ranieri on July 1, 2011 in Villa Park, Ill.  
Submitted: January 5, 2012

Jamie Lima — Schiller Park, Ill., is engaged to be married on Oct. 14, 2011, in Elmwood Park, Ill. The couple met in high school and reconnected after college. The couple could not be happier and look forward to moving to Lake County, Ill., after the wedding!  
Submitted: July 7, 2011

Michael Jones — Kenosha, Wis., and Lindy (Westphal) Jones '04 announce the birth of their daughter Lillian Dawn Jones. She was born on Sept. 7, 2010.  
Submitted: January 18, 2011

Charissa Kauffman Hooges — Mundelein, Ill., and husband, Benjamin, announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn Elizabeth Hodges. She was born on April 30, 2010.  
Submitted: January 14, 2011

Caitlin (Crawford) Hansome — Kenosha, Wis., and her husband Reggie Hansome are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kylie Scarlett Hansome. She was born on June 23rd, 2010 at Aurora Hospital in Kenosha Wisconsin at 8:45 pm. She weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 inches.  
Submitted: October 11, 2010

Shelley Schriner Stoner — Lanark, Ill., and Ryan Stoner are pleased to announce the birth of their son Carson Ryley Stoner. He was born July 10, 2010. Carson Joins his big sister Jenica, 4 years and big brother Perry, 2 years.  
Submitted: October 8, 2010

Brock Elstro — Racine, Wis., began his new job as Campus Minister at the newly formed St. Joseph Catholic Academy in Kenosha, Wis in August 2010. His wife, Michelle Elstro, '06, now stays home with their one year daughter, Grace. 
Submitted: September 17, 2010

Ravyn Jokerst — Tuscan, Ariz., received her Master of Arts degree in Classics from the University of Arizona in Dec. 2007. Her emphasis was in Roman and Ancient Italian Art and Archaeology. Her thesis, entitled "Guide and Protector: The Development of Christian Angels from Graeco-Roman Psychopompic Traditions," studied the functional and iconographic origin of the winged Christian angel from Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and South Italian figures associated with the protection of the soul and of humans during their life time. Ms. Jokerst is one of the founders of a new gluten-free baking mix company. She works as the food photographer and background food stylist for the cookbooks, recipes, and website as well as developing and testing new recipes to accompany the mixes for future release. Her new company, Yummee Yummee, sells gluten-free baking mixes that possess the taste and texture of wheat products designed to trick even the most discerning gluten-loving individual. This company provides free online recipes to compliment the multi-use mixes. She invites all of her classmates to visit her website, yummeeyummee.com. 
Submitted: July 19, 2010

Rick and Kelly
Rick and Kelly

Kelly Anderson — Orland Park, Ill., is engaged to Richard Boss, son of Richard and Ellen Boss of Evergreen Park. The couple met homecoming weekend both in their freshman year at Carthage College in 2000. Kelly is currently working as a Film Booker for Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, LLC in Chicago. Rick is the Manager for Sports Authority in Chicago. The couple will marry Oct. 23, 2010 in Kelly's hometown of Orland Park. 
Submitted: February 3, 2010

Tracy L. Schirmang — Tempe, Ariz., is a graduate student at Arizona State University's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.  
Submitted: January 15, 2010

Kristin VandenLangenberg Hilbert — Peshtigo, Wis., married Paul Hilbert on Jan. 3, 2009 at Hope Lutheran Church in East DePere, Wis. She also received her MBA from Western Michigan University in April of 2009.  
Submitted: October 12, 2009

Andrew Fekete — Carpentersville, Ill., recieved his master's degree for educational leadership from Concordia University. 
Submitted: August 25, 2009

Shannon Alba Guetschow — Beloit, Wis., and husband Adam announce the birth of their daughter, Irene Amelia.  
Submitted: July 7, 2009

Nikkilina Joiner Crouse — Belleville, Ill., recently completed her Ph.D in Biochemistry at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She is currently employed at Pfizer in Chesterfield, Mo. 
Submitted: June 17, 2009

Christina Wright — Silver Spring, Md., graduated with a master's degree in public affairs (MPA) from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. While at Princeton, Christina specialized in development studies and served a summer fellowship with FINCA International in Managua, Nicaragua, conducting an in-depth assessment of microfinance clients. She also worked as a graduate consultant for the Millennium Challenge Corporation and traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia, to conduct research on civil society engagement within donor-funded projects. After her wedding in July, she and her husband Patrick will relocate to Washington, D.C. to continue their respective careers.  
Submitted: June 15, 2009

Gerald Hagen — New Berlin, Wis., and wife Sarah are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Marie Hagen, born Feb. 13, 2009 at 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Gerald works in investigations for an investment firm in Milwaukee and Sarah is a RN team leader in Germantown, Wis. Both mom and baby are well and very happy. 
Submitted: February 13, 2009

Sara Brickner — Kaukauna, Wis., announces her engagement to Kris Fawcett of Birch Run, Miss. The wedding will take place in Menasha, Wis., on May 24, 2009. Among those in the wedding party will be Susan (Bosma) Sjogren, '04. 
Submitted: January 28, 2009

Reggie Hansome — Kenosha, Wis., and Caitlin (Crawford) Hansome '04, are thrilled to announce their recent marriage on Oct. 25, 2008. The wedding party included Chaz Holmon '06, Amie Blake and Jose Lopez Jr., who both attended Carthage, but did not graduate. 
Submitted: December 3, 2008

Corey Arendt — Grand Ledge, Mich., accepted a position as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan. Corey works in the Licensing and Regulation Division.  
Submitted: October 14, 2008

Dylan
Dylan

Andy Fekete — Carpentersville, Ill., and Kim (Beuning) Fekete '04 announce the birth of their baby boy, Dylan Deak Fekete. He was born on Aug. 11, 2008 and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.  
Submitted: October 6, 2008

Shelley Schriner Stoner — Lanark, Ill., and husband, Ryan, are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Perry Tyler. He was born on Jan. 9, 2008. Perry joins big sister, Jenica Breanne, 2. 
Submitted: August 19, 2008

Brock Elstro — Milwaukee, Wis., and Michelle (Williams) Elstro '06, married on July 26, 2008. The wedding took place at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in downtown Racine, Wis., where family and friends gathered from across the country to celebrate. They continued the festivities on the lakeside at the DeKoven Center. After they danced the night away, they were off for their honeymoon in Maine, where they enjoyed a week of resting, whale watching, walks, and going to the beach. The wedding party included: Michelle's twin brother, Mike Williams '06, as best man; William Carey Wiese '07; Nicole Rigby '07, Julie Madden '07, and Emily Ballew '07, stood as bridesmaids in all their glorious beauty. Meliese (Mainland) Wiese '05 and Emily Gogulich '07, saved the day as wedding assistants. 
Submitted: August 15, 2008

Christine and Michael Boros
Christine and Michael Boros

Michael Boros — Arlington Heights, Ill., married Christine Francis, '04 (St. Norbert College), on May 31, 2008 at Saint Raymond Church in Mount Prospect, Ill. The wedding party included Carthage alumni Hillard Wozniel Jr. '02, and Aaron Price '04. The wedding reception was held at the Wellington of Arlington. Christine is working at Cardio Medical as an account representative in finance. Michael is working at the Chicago Medical Society as the project coordinator of member services and attending Roosevelt University, Chicago working on his master's in integrated marketing communications. 
Submitted: June 22, 2008

Christina Wright — Shakopee, Minn., is pleased to announce her engagement to Patrick Bruff of Flemington, N.J. Christina is completing a master's degree at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and Patrick is working at Clinton Honda and volunteering as a firefighter. They are planning a wedding for July 4, 2009. 
Submitted: March 25, 2008

Tatiana Japuntich Scalzo — Kenosha, Wis., and James Scalzo were married Sept. 22, 2007 in Lake Geneva, Wis. Members of the wedding party included the maid of honor Kristin Korzenski '04, bridesmaid Tanya Prewitt '04 and usher Adam Robinson '05. The bride is a branch manager at Bank of Kenosha. The couple reside in Kenosha. 
Submitted: January 14, 2008

Gerald Hagen — Waukesha, Wis., and Sarah Bittner were married Sept. 15, 2007 at St. Rita's Catholic Church in West Allis, Wis. The couple currently lives in Waukesha. Gerald works on the Investigations team at Stark Investments, a hedge fund in Milwaukee, and Sarah works as an NICU nurse in Menomonee Falls, Wis. 
Submitted: October 25, 2007

Angela Beyer — Waukesha, Wis., Ebenezer Child Care Centers has named Angela Beyer as its new center coordinator for their south side center in Milwaukee. In this position, Beyer will work with the center's assistant coordinator and staff to ensure the center and its programs, run effeciently, are developmentally appropriate, and are welcoming for all children. Prior to joining Ebenezer, Beyer served as the executive director of InPro University and as the assistant director of Children's World in Delafield, Wis. She has also held various teacher and assistant teacher positions in schools and daycares as well as serving as a basketball coach and private tutor. 
Submitted: October 2, 2007

Brock Elstro & Michelle Williams
Brock Elstro & Michelle Williams

Brock Elstro — Milwaukee, Wis., proposed to Michelle E. Williams '06 on June 30, 2007. Brock graduated from Carthage with a degree in Studio Art. He then went on to grad school at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, where he graduated with a Master's in Theology in Dec. 2006. He is currently working at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Milwaukee as the Director of Youth and Family Ministries. Michelle graduated Carthage with a degree in Elementary Education. She is currently serving her second year as an elementary teacher in Ankara, Turkey at Oasis International School. A July 2008 wedding is being planned. 
Submitted: September 18, 2007

Michael Boros — Mount Prospect, Ill., Michael Boros and Chrissy Francis '04, are happy to announce their engagement on Feb. 13, 2007. They met in 2002; Michael was attending Carthage and Chrissy was at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wis. The Wedding date is set for May 31, 2008. Carthage members of the wedding will be Hillard Wozniel Jr. '02 and Aaron Price '04. Michael is currently attending Roosevelt University for his Master of Science (MS) in Integrated Marketing Communications and working at the Chicago Medical Society as the Project Coordinator.  
Submitted: March 23, 2007

Jason Byrd — Haslett, Mich., Jason Byrd is pleased to announce his marriage to Amy McManus on Sept. 21, 2007 in St. Joseph, Mich.  
Submitted: March 14, 2007

Shelley Schriner Stoner — Lanark, Ill., and husband Ryan announce the birth of their daughter, Jenica Breanne, on May 9, 2006. 
Submitted: September 8, 2006

Courtney Capito — Mequon, Wis., and Marc Lang '03, were married on Aug. 5, 2006 at St. Francis Borgia South Church in Cedarburg, Wis. Bridesmaids included Katie Cleary '04, Whitney Day '04, Erin Didion '04, Carissa Kauffman '04, Lindsay Know '03, Kristin Mitchell '04, Nichole Ragla '04, Laura Schwinn '04, and Nicole Stahl '04. Groomsmen included Tom Benz '03, Clint Evans '03, and Tom Mietus '03.  
Submitted: August 25, 2006

Karie Hook Lother — Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and husband Troy were married Feb. 25, 2006 in Pleasant Prairie. Bridesmaids included Kelly Bolton '04, Katie Reyer '05, and Laura Brothman '04. 
Submitted: August 23, 2006

Kimberly Beuning — Algonquin, Ill., married Andy Fekete on June 17, 2006. Attendants included Becky (Semerdjian) Rak '03, Jenny Spencer '03, John Rak '02, and Adam Kohlmeier '05. Andy is an elementary school teacher, and Kim teaches physical education at Zion-Benton (Ill.) High School. 
Submitted: July 11, 2006

Gerald Hagen — Waukesha, Wis., and Sarah Marie Bittner announced their engagement on July 8, 2006. A date for the wedding has not been set yet. 
Submitted: July 10, 2006

Christina (Plotz) Parello — Carlsbad, Calif., married John Parello on Nov. 5, 2005 in Wadsworth, Ill. The wedding party included Staci Dahlberg '02, Jenna Deaton '03, and Tricia Murphy '04. Christy is working as the calendar manager for a law firm in Solana Beach, Calif.  
Submitted: June 28, 2006

Mary Miller Strobel — Chicago, Wis., married Ron Strobel on Oct. 8, 2005 in Charlotte, Mich. The wedding party included Kelli Oren '04, and Mora Buganski '04. 
Submitted: February 2, 2006

Kara Volkman Parry — Gilberts, Ill., and Nick Parry '04, were married on Aug. 7, 2005 in Itasca, Ill. The bridal party included Andy Steenrod '06 and Kristin (Volkman) Witteveen '88. Kristin (Amundson) Fish '04, was the wedding photographer.  
Submitted: February 2, 2006

Christina Wright — Silver Spring, Md., has completed her first year in the Peace Corps. Ms. Wright is currently serving as a community economic development volunteer in a sugar cane community in the Dominican Republic. Her current projects include teaching Haitian-Dominican youth how to start businesses, soliciting donations for a technology center, and assisting young children in receiving their birth certificates and nationality. Ms. Wright will finish her two-year service in Nov. 2006. 
Submitted: December 22, 2005

Kari (Hartman) Kraber — Aurora, Ill., and Adam Kraber were married Sept. 25, 2004 in Yorkville, Ill. Wedding participants included Molly (McKenna) Carlson '03, Cindy Fitzsimmons '03, and singers Megan Dieschbourg '04, and Adrienne Saputo '05. The couple honeymooned in Riviera Maya, Mexico. 
Submitted: October 12, 2005

Katherine (Edmunds) Mrskos — Chicago, Ill., married Todd Mrskos on Oct 9, 2004 in Long Grove, Ill. The couple currently live in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago.  
Submitted: September 21, 2005

Kari Hartman Kraber — Kari (Hartman) Kraber '04 and Adam Kraber were married September 25, 2004 in Yorkville, Ill. Members of the bridal party included Molly (McKenna) Carlson '03, Cindy Fitzsimmons '03 and singers Megan Dieschbourg '04 and Adrienne Saputo '05. The couple honeymooned in Riviera Maya, Mexico and now reside in Aurora, Ill. 
Submitted: July 6, 2005

Kristin Amundson — Rockford, Ill., is currently teaching fifth grade in Lake Geneva, Wis. She also became engaged on Dec. 3, 2004 to Ryan Fish, also of Rockford. They were to be married on July 23, 2005 in Rockford. They will be residing in their new home in South Beloit, Ill. 
Submitted: March 31, 2005

Luke Hitpas — Breese, Ill., is serving in the Peace Corps in Guatemala. He is teaching in the schools there and residing in a small village, Laguna El Pita. 
Submitted: March 31, 2005

Dana Godlewski Tietz — Oceanside, Calif., and Sergeant Kevin Tietz, USMC, were married June 11, 2004. The wedding party included Mary Ellen Frank '03, Jorie Fogerty '03, and Elaine Mitchell '04. The ceremony musicians included Victoria Nguyen '05, and Jennifer Olson '05. Kevin is currently a combat engineer for the United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton. Dana is currently a clinical technician at the Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine. 
Submitted: January 30, 2005

Kimberly Beuning — Algonquin, Ill., became engaged to Andrew Fekete '04, on Dec. 24, 2004. The tentative date for the wedding, which will take place in Algonquin, is in May of 2006. 
Submitted: January 2, 2005

Chris Duffy — Fitchburg, Wis., has a fantastic job at Epic Systems Corporation in Madison, Wis. The company creates software for the healthcare industry. In the summer of 2006, Mr. Duffy plans to marry his college sweetheart, Lisa Durfey '04. 
Submitted: December 20, 2004

Melissa Haines — Lake Villa, Ill., has fullfilled her life-long dream and is now a full-time high school German teacher at a brand new high school in Lake Villa. 
Submitted: December 8, 2004

Leah Stuhlmacher — Glendale, Wis., and Scott Steger '02, were married July 9. The wedding party included Robert Marcum '03, Donald Mortier '02, and Cassie Schwanger '04. Scott is a math teacher and coaches football and basketball at Bradford High School in Kenosha. Leah is a market research coordinator for Harley-Davidson Motor Company in Milwaukee. 
Submitted: September 27, 2004

Jason Byrd — Brookfield, Ill., recently was deployed to Iraq. 
Submitted: August 28, 2004

Leah Stuhlmacher — Glendale, Wis., and Scott Seger '02, of Schaumburg, Ill., announce their engagement. The couple was engaged in Rome, Italy and is planning a July 9, 2004 wedding. Scott is currently teaching math and coaching both football and basketball at Bradford High School in Kenosha.  
Submitted: September 16, 2003

Tadd R. Metzger — Sidell, Ill., passed away June 30. He sustained fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident in Kenosha. Mr. Metzger was a track athlete who participated in the long jump and would have been a senior captain next season. He also played tailback on the football team during the 2000 and 2001 seasons. He is surved by parents Ronald and Kathy Metzger, and sister Shelly. 
Submitted: July 8, 2003

2003

Mr. and Mrs. Hagopian
Mr. and Mrs. Hagopian

Richard Hagopian — Racine, WI,  married Cynthia Schultz on June 23, 2018 at the DeKoven Center, Racine, WI. Mr. Hagopian teaches history, theology, and theater at St. Catherine's High School. Mrs. Hagopian is a sonographer for Aurora Health Care in Kenosha. 
Submitted: May 14, 2019

Hayden James Parkis
Hayden James Parkis

Lindsay Jones-Parkis — Libertyville, IL,  and her husband, Mike, gave birth to their son, Hayden on February 28, 2019. Hayden James was 11 lbs, 2 oz, and 20.5 inches long. He joins his big sister, Norah who is 2 years old. 
Submitted: May 2, 2019

Cynthia (Fitzsimmons) Krueger
Cynthia (Fitzsimmons) Krueger

Cynthia (Fitzsimmons) Krueger — Wauwatosa, WI,  donated her left kidney, aka "lefty," to the mother of a previous colleague on January 3, 2019. The transplant surgery took place at UW Hospital in Madison, WI. Both she and the recipient are thriving. 
Submitted: March 28, 2019

Alissa with her mom and grandma.
Alissa with her mom and grandma.

Alissa (Baylen) Turner — Kenosha, WI,  completed her master's degree earning a Masters in Science in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI in May 2018. 
Submitted: August 3, 2018

None

Cynthia (Fitzsimmons) Krueger — Milwaukee, WI,  married on February 4, 2017 to her husband Carey. The couple resides in Wauwatosa, WI. Cynthia currently works as the Assistant Director of Alumni Development at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Cynthia and Carey reside in Wauwatosa, WI and Cynthia recently started as the Assistant Director of Alumni Development at her alma mater, Wisconsin Lutheran High School. 
Submitted: February 7, 2018

Lindsay (Jones) Parkis — Wadsworth, IL,  Wadsworth, Illinois, and her husband, Michael, welcomed daughter Norah Suzanne on Sept. 21, 2016.  
Submitted: August 28, 2017

Heidi (Kunkel) Zavacke & Erik Zavacke 2001 — Burlington, Wisconsin,  celebrated the birth of their daughter, Aricka Lillian, on May 12. 
Submitted: July 24, 2017

Patrick Brown — Carrollton, Georgia,  Carrollton, Georgia, and his wife, Kelly, welcomed a son, Jackson Thomas, on April 16, 2016.  
Submitted: July 6, 2017

Rachel Lesinski-Roscoe — Grayslake, IL,  completed a doctorate at Northern Illinois University in curriculum and instruction: reading, with a focus on adolescent literacy and literacy coaching. Her dissertation was titled, “High School Science Teachers’ Interpretations and Perceptions of Reform and Literacy in the Discipline of Science”. She thanked current or emerita Carthage education professors Prisca Moore, Marilyn Ward, and Judith Schaumburg. 
Submitted: April 25, 2017

Stephanie (Goodman) Price & Aaron Price 2004 — Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin,  are happy to announce the birth of baby boy Zayne on February 18. He joins big brother Calvin, his new best friend. 
Submitted: March 18, 2016

Brian Wojciechowski — Naperville, Illinois,  and his wife, Kristyn, are pleased to announce the birth of their second daughter, Alexa, on March 29, 2013.  
Submitted: December 10, 2014

Drexler, '03 & Tarman
Drexler, '03 & Tarman

Teresa L. Drexler — Hopkins, Minn.,  and Jeff Tarman are excited to announce their engagement. Teresa is employed by Hennepin County Medical Center and an active member at Wooddale Church. She volunteers with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program, participating in marathons, century rides, and triathlons. Jeff is the owner of Marble Financial, Inc. The couple enjoys many hobbies together, including concert-going, gardening, and biking. An August wedding on Lake Minnetonka was planned, and the couple will reside in Hopkins, Minnesota. 
Submitted: June 17, 2014

Drexler finishes Ironman Madison 2013
Drexler finishes Ironman Madison 2013

Teresa L. Drexler — Hopkins, Minn.,  completed her first Ironman Triathlon in Madison, Wisconsin, on Sept. 8, 2013. Ms. Drexler trained for 9 months and had a fantastic day despite some bike problems around mile 55. Drexler is looking forward to her next Iron distance race in 2015 or 2016. 
Submitted: June 17, 2014

Jill (Baker) MacDougall — Racine, Wis.,  and Ryan MacDougall welcomed daughter Caroline Emily on March 1, 2014. She joins big brother Lucas Cecil and big sister Elisabeth Anne at home in Racine. 
Submitted: April 3, 2014

Rachel Lesinski-Roscoe — Grayslake, Ill.,  and her husband, Dan, welcome daughter Vivian Therese. Vivian joins big sister Georgia Anne.  
Submitted: January 8, 2014

Beth Story & Matt 2004 — Milwaukee, Wis.,  welcomed their daughter, Hannah, on Aug. 15, 2012. Hannah weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. The happy family currently resides in Milwaukee, where Beth teaches special education at The Richardson School and Matt enjoys his days as a stay-at-home dad. 
Submitted: April 6, 2013

Stephanie (Goodman) Price — Fort Atkinson, Wis., and husband Aaron were married on July 23, 2011. The ceremony took place in Fort Atkinson. Members of the wedding party included Jennifer (Ingles) Clauson '02, Jennifer (Burchardt) Kalmus '01, Hillard Wozniel '02, and Mike Boros '02. The couple currently reside in Fort Atkinson were Aaron works as an insurance agent. Stephanie is employed by Madison Metropolitan School District as a Literacy Coach and Instructional Resource Teacher. 
Submitted: July 17, 2012

Jennifer (Reed) Tentua — Kenosha, Wis., and husband Joseph announce the birth of their fourth child, Harrison, on March 1, 2012. Harrison joins Sophia, 4, Audrina, 3, and Jefferson, 2.  
Submitted: July 12, 2012

Julie (Gabrys) Knotek — Libertyville, Ill., and husband Jimmy are thrilled to announce the birth of their son Joshua Thomas. Josh was born on Dec. 20. He was 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and 20 inches. 
Submitted: January 22, 2012

Alison Prochnow — Kenosha, Wis., and her husband Ron announce the birth of Joshua Jordan (J.J) Prochnow. He was born 8 pounds, 14 ounces and 21 1/4 inches. He joins his brothers Benjamin, 4, and Zachary, 2.  
Submitted: January 5, 2012

Sarah W. Weller — Mukwonago, Wis., married Gregory Weller in 2006. She is completing a master's degree in Environmental Engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and will be graduating in May of 2012.  
Submitted: January 5, 2012

Dominic Piscitiello — Darien, Ill., is engaged to Angela Holbrook. 
Submitted: December 1, 2011

Lucy Lynn Pitts
Lucy Lynn Pitts

Jenna Deaton Pitts — Kenosha, Wis., and husband Mike, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Lynn Pitts. Lucy was born July 29, 2011 in Kenosha. She was 20 1/2 inches and weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces. Welcoming her to the family were Michael Pitts, Sr. '72, W. Craig Deaton '72, Janice R. Deaton '74 and Kyle C. Deaton '05. 
Submitted: October 12, 2011

Travis Wundrow — Waukesha, Wis., and wife, Tracy, are proud to announce the birth of our first child, James Michael. He was born April 7, 2011 weighing 9 pounds, 10 ounces. 
Submitted: May 7, 2011

Evan Lee Kohlmeier
Evan Lee Kohlmeier

Aaron Kohlmeier & Nicole Kohlmeier (Carson) 2004 — Kenosha, Wis., and Nicole (Carson) Kohlmeier '03 welcomed baby boy Evan Lee on Oct. 29, 2010. Big Sister Ella Rose (3) is very proud. Aaron currently works as a Finance Supervisor at Abbott Laboratories and Nicole is the Music Teacher at Racine Montessori School. In 2010, Aaron was elected to serve a two year term on the Kenosha County Board.  
Submitted: March 23, 2011

Traci Martindale Friel — Decatur, Ill., married Court on Oct. 25, 2008. Some of the Bridal members were: Matron of Honor- Janet (Hughes) Hoffman '03 Bridemaides- Katie Gleason '02. They are expecting their first child around Dec. 15th 2010. They will name him Finnegan Bradley. Traci is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as a Post Rehabilitiation Conditioning Specialist. She recieved her masters in Human Performance from UW Lacrosse in December of 2006; her BA in Althletic Training from Carthage in 2003. Court is a conductor for Norfolks and Southern Coroporations.  
Submitted: October 8, 2010

Jill (Baker) MacDougall — Racine, Wis., and Ryan MacDougall joyfully welcomed their first child, Elisabeth Anne, on July 31, 2009. Jill has been a special education teacher at Bullen Middle School in Kenosha for seven years and Ryan is an internist at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Hospital in Racine. They have a beagle named Maris and live in Racine. 
Submitted: March 22, 2010

Clint Evans — Roscoe, Ill., and his wife Erin Evans are pleased to announce the birth of the daughter Grace Evans. She was born on Sept. 9, 2009.  
Submitted: February 19, 2010

Kristin Eisenbraun Dalton — Rio Rancho, N.M., married Jason Dalton on July 25, 2009. They were married at Bristol Oaks Country Club in Bristol, Wis. She continues to work at Riley and Shane Personal Attorneys as an attorney practicing insurance defense.  
Submitted: February 19, 2010

Alison (Vanden Avond) Prochnow — Reedsville, Wis., and husband, Ron, announce the birth of their son, Zachary Joseph, on Oct. 18, 2009. 
Submitted: January 14, 2010

Jorie Fogerty — Lake in the Hills, Ill., and Matt Ganek '06 would like to announce their engagement. Jorie is currently a 7th grade science teacher in Bartlett, Ill., and Matt is a 911 police and fire dispatcher for Quad Comm in Carpentersville, Ill. They will be married on June 26, 2010.  
Submitted: October 12, 2009

Brian M. Wojciechowski — Montgomery, Ill., and wife Kristyn are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Leah Nicole on October 4th, 2009. 
Submitted: October 10, 2009

wedding day
wedding day

Janet (Hughes) Hoffman — Wauconda, Wis., was married on Aug. 15, 2008 to Matthew Hoffman. They are now living in Wauconda and awaiting the birth of the first son in May. 
Submitted: March 28, 2009

Inger Carlson Stahl — Kenosha, Wis., and her husband, Tom, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Garrick Donald, on Aug. 25, 2008. He was born 6 pounds, 13 ounces. 
Submitted: January 8, 2009

Jaime Fluker — Indianapolis, Ind., accepted a position as the assistant director of student-athlete development at the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Jaime previously worked at the NCAA as an assistant director in diversity and inclusion.  
Submitted: December 31, 2008

Aaron Kohlmeier — Kenosha, Wis., and Nicole (Carson) Kohlmeier '03 joyfully announce the birth of their baby girl, Ella Rose Kohlmeier. She was born March 1, 2008 in Kenosha. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long. 
Submitted: June 24, 2008

Jenna (Deaton) Pitts — Kenosha, Wis., and Michael J. Pitts were married on March 17, 2007 in Siebert Chapel at Carthage. The reception was held immediately after the ceremony on the third floor of the Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center. Many Carthage alumni participated in the ceremony. The mother of the bride is Janice (Ryden) Deaton '74, and the father of the bride is W. Craig Deaton '72. The father of the groom is Michael A. Pitts '72. The groomsman was Kyle C. Deaton '05, and the scripture reader was Christine Ryden '70. 2008 marks the 25-year anniversary of the Deaton family business, Gateway Mortgage Corportation. The Deaton famiy also recently celebrated their two- year anniversary of owning Oliver's Bakery. Both businesses are located in Kenosha. 
Submitted: April 30, 2008

Jorie Fogerty — Algonquin, Ill., has received her master's of education from Judson University. She teaches 7th grade science at Eastview Middle School in Bartlett, Ill. 
Submitted: April 16, 2008

Alison Procknow — Reedsville, Wis., and husband Ron are proud to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Michael, on September 7, 2007 at Aurora Hospital in Green Bay.  
Submitted: February 14, 2008

Nicole Reischel Shibata — Apple Valley, Minn., and Chris Shibata are proud to announce the birth of their triplet daughters, born June 28, 2007 in St. Paul, Minn. Guinevere Shinobu, Samantha Hanaka, and Chloe Hazue are home from the NICU and are a healthy 10 pounds. Each had an average weigh of 1 pound, 10 ounces at birth and were born at 25 weeks. Mom, dad, and babies are all doing stellar. 
Submitted: January 14, 2008

Brian Wojciechowski — Montgomery, Ill., Brian Wojciechowski is pleased to announce his marriage to Kristyn Macmillan on Oct. 13, 2007 in Naperville, Ill. Wedding party attendents included Luke Martin '03 and Christopher Gertmann '03. 
Submitted: October 17, 2007

Jill (Baker) MacDougall — Oak Creek, Wis., married Ryan MacDougall on June 29, 2007. Rev. Jeff Barrow officiated at the afternoon ceremony at Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Racine, Wis. The wedding party included Katie Nagao '00, Mari Drummer '02, Nick Barootian '02, and Caleb Sjogren '02. Gregory Berg was the organist, and he and his wife Kathy (Gall, '84) sang together. Jill and Ryan traveled to Scotland after the wedding. Jill is a special education teacher at Bullen Middle School in Kenosha, and Ryan is a second-year resident at St. Luke's/Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee. 
Submitted: July 19, 2007

Aaron Kohlmeier — Kenosha, Wis., and Nicole (Carson) Kohlmeier '04, were married on June 3, 2006 at Wolfenbuttel Park in Kenosha. Attendants included Russ Borders '97, Megan Dieschbour '04, Sarah Gorke '04, Kyle Gumm '04, Adam Kohlmeier '05, Janell Kuechenmeister '04, Amber Lamers '04, Sarah (Polaski) McLean '07, Jer Monson '04, Carl Rapisarda '05, Adrienne (Saputo) Rissley '05 and Travis Wundrow '03. Musicians included Nakisha Fletcher '03 and Trevor Parker '07. Erin Gaffaney '05 and Rachelle Rainey '05 were the hostesses. Following a reception in Racine, Wis., the couple honeymooned in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The couple resides in Kenosha. 
Submitted: June 19, 2007

Rebecca Wilcoxon — Iowa City, Iowa, received her M.D. degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta on May 14, 2007. She and husband Chris (Wilcoxon '03) relocated to Iowa City where Rebecca began a four-year residency program in pathology at the University of Iowa. 
Submitted: June 19, 2007

Beth Story — Greenfield, Wis., has been named by Ebenezer Child Care Centers as its new assistant coordinator for their school partnership program at Lady Pitts School and with four elementary schools in the Greenfield School District. She will be responsible for assisting with the overall efficiency of school partnership operations, implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum, and supervision of staff and volunteers. Story is an at-large board member for the Milwaukee Showcase Chorus. 
Submitted: June 19, 2007

Darrell DJ Hessenthaler — Delavan, Wis., and Chera LaCourt '03, Kenosha, are happy to announce their engagement. They met in 1999 while both were attending Carthage and swimming for the Red Men and Lady Reds. The couple was engaged in Paris in 2006. They enjoy traveling together around the U.S. and internationally. DJ works for Time Warner Cable and Chera teaches French and Spanish for the Kenosha Unified School District. The wedding date is May 27, 2007 at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. Carthage members of the wedding will be Betsy Koster '03, Cassie Clark '04, Mike Jones '04, and Brian Fischer '03.  
Submitted: February 20, 2007

Brian Wojciechowski — Montgomery, Ill., announces his engagement to Kristyn Macmillan. Brian is a buyer with Ace Hardware Corporation. An Oct. 13, 2007 wedding is planned. 
Submitted: November 14, 2006

Jennifer (Richter) Kelly — St. Louis, Mo., married Paul Kelly on Sept. 3, 2005 in St. Charles, Mo. The wedding party included Rachel Newman '03, and Kristy Duprey '03. The couple reside in St. Louis. 
Submitted: November 10, 2006

Matthew Wendt — Racine, Wis., and wife Kim (Hanrod) announce their marriage on Aug. 9, 2006 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The party included Keith Chiarug '03, Ryan Deglow '02, Andrew Orth '02, Jenny Orth '03, Susan Peiffer '02, Mari Drummer '02, and Shannon Gysberg '04. Matthew is an auditor for Abbott Labs and Kim is an eighth grade science teacher for Racine Unified Schools.  
Submitted: September 13, 2006

Charles Bowers , III — Grayslake, Ill., and Katie (Kelly) Bowers '05, were married on July 29, 2006 in Oak Park, Ill. Attendants included Rodney Hilton '05, and Kristin Ziemek '05.  
Submitted: May 19, 2006

Kristin Eisenbraun — Milwaukee, Wis., graduated from Marquette University Law School on May 20. She has accepted a law clerk position with Judge Roderick Kennedy of the New Mexico Court of Appeals in Santa Fe, N. M. Kristin will be moving to Santa Fe in July to take the bar exam.  
Submitted: May 16, 2006

Cynthia Fitzsimmons — Fond du Lac, Wis., received her master's degree in college student development and administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse this May. She will work in the office of admissions at Ripon College.  
Submitted: May 3, 2006

Jaime Fluker — Indianapolis, Ind., is an assistant director for the National Collegiate Athletic Association's office for diversity and inclusion. She had served as an intern with the NCAA.  
Submitted: February 22, 2006

Breeanne Eaker — Kenosha, Wis., and Chad William Van Der Kamp announce their engagement. Breeanne is now working on her master's degree in education at National Louis University. Chad works at Archer Daniels Midland in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They plan to be married on July 7, 2007.  
Submitted: February 13, 2006

Nicholas Schmidt — Aurora, Ill., married Jessica (Zace) '04 on April 9, 2005 in Aurora where they currently reside in their new home. 
Submitted: October 20, 2005

Rachel (Lesinski) Roscoe — Grayslake, Ill., and Daniel Roscoe were married on Aug. 12, 2005 in Grayslake.  
Submitted: October 12, 2005

Kyle Richards — Greenfield, Wis., and Jesse Liebl '04, announce their engagement. He is in his third year of medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is a clinical technologist with Prodesse, Inc. in Waukesha, Wis.. The wedding will be in Milwaukee on Sept. 9, 2006. 
Submitted: September 29, 2005

Jaime Fluker — Indianapolis, Ind., is currently writing her thesis for her Master's Degree in Public Administration at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. She expects to graduate in Dec. 2005. She is working as a governance intern for the National Collegiate Athletic Association until June 2006. 
Submitted: September 23, 2005

Rachel Lesinski — Wheeling, Ill., and Daniel Roscoe were married Aug. 12, 2005 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake, Ill. 
Submitted: July 22, 2005

Mary Frank — Naperville, Ill., and Sean Oczki are engaged. They plan to be married in Oct. 2006 in their hometown of Naperville, Ill.  
Submitted: July 14, 2005

Daniela Sprenger — Cincinnati, Ohio., married Christopher Mazander on July 2, 2005, in Cincinnati. Christopher is from Arkansas. The couple went to Hot Springs, Ark. for their two-week honeymoon. After the honeymoon, Chris returned to Germany where he is stationed with the U.S. Army with Daniela hoping to follow. 
Submitted: June 15, 2005

Julie Gabrys — Justice, Ill., and Jimmy Knotek '03, are happy to announce their engagement. Julie is a third grade teacher at Wilkins Elementary School in Justice and Jimmy is an athletic supervisor for the Park District of Highland Park, Ill. The wedding will take place on Dec. 3, 2005.  
Submitted: April 14, 2005

Steven DeSchryver — Milwaukee, Wis., and Danielle (Snyder '02) were married in St. Louis, on Sept. 5, 2004. The wedding party included Carthage alumni Jon Purcell '03, Jennifer Braun '03, and Cory Schoffen '02. Danni works as a physical education teacher and coaches field hockey and basketball at the University School of Milwaukee. Steve works as a store manager at Sportmart in Greenfield, Wis. The couple honeymooned on a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. 
Submitted: February 9, 2005

Erin J. Calteux — West Allis, Wis., passed away Jan. 22. She was passionate about volleyball as both a player and a coach. Ms. Calteux coached for West Allis Lightning Volleyball Club and Whitefish Bay High School JV Boys. She is survived by her parents, David and Jeanne, grandparents, John and Marge Reichhart and Ray and Dolores Calteux. 
Submitted: February 7, 2005

Rebecca Warness — Roseville, Minn., and Chris Wilcoxon '03, are pleased to announce their engagement. Rebecca is currently a second-year medical student at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and Chris is a cash flow analyst for Primerica Financial Services in Minneapolis. The wedding will take place July 2, 2005 in Minneapolis. 
Submitted: February 2, 2005

Kimberly Grauer — Milwaukee, Wis., was hired by the U.S. State Department to teach English and history at the American Cultural University in Benin, a small country located in West Africa. While there, she worked with local villages on research and prevention of AIDS in children. The Kimberly K. Grauer Scholarship, granted by the U.S. Cultural Center, raises more than enough funds every year to allow two African students to attend the university in Africa. Currently, Ms. Grauer works as a substitute teacher and modeling instructor for a local talent agency, while obtaining her master's and Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, as well as a master's in education from Alverno College, to become a history professor at the college level. 
Submitted: January 26, 2005

Carissa Barrera — Racine, Wis., and Nicholas Wentorf '04, announce their engagement. An Aug. 20, 2005 wedding is being planned. 
Submitted: December 2, 2004

Lindsay Jones — Palatine, Ill., married Michael Parkis in Marshall, Mich., Aug. 7. Members of the wedding party included Mari Drummer '02, Laura Gienko '02, and Sarah VanAllen '02. Mike is a store manager for Walgreens. Lindsay works in the purchasing department at the Walgreens corporate office in Deerfield, Ill.  
Submitted: September 27, 2004

Jackie Anderson Bladow — Neenah, Wis., married Nicholas Bladow '03, on April 3. The wedding party included Mary (Otte) Stenzel '03, Tony Stenzel '03, and Mike Brown '04. Special music written and recorded by Greg Berg, Carthage assistant professor of music, was played during the ceremony. Derek Galvicius '01, provided the music during the reception. Jackie currently is teaching in a K-1 Montessori classroom at Neenah Joint Schools and Nick is a substitute teacher in the area.  
Submitted: August 25, 2004

Jorie Fogerty — Algonquin, Ill., currently is a seventh grade science teacher at Eastview Middle School in Bartlett, Ill. 
Submitted: August 19, 2004

Natalie Martinez Villarreal — Kenosha, Wis., married Mark Villarreal, June 19. The wedding party included Breanna Frey '03. The Villarreals both work currently at an Abbott Laboratories' spin-off company, Hospira Inc. Natalie works as a junior financial analyst and Mark as a customer care representative. 
Submitted: July 10, 2004

Nicole Reischel Shibata — Apple Valley, Minn., married Chris Shibata on Aug. 23. The wedding party included brides maids Becky Warness '03, and Rachel Sterrett '04, and Pastor Dean Peterson, Pastor Pete as Officant. The couple honey mooned in Hawaii.  
Submitted: December 10, 2003

2002

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Patrick Ryan & Kelly (Kotlarz) 2003 — Bartlett, IL,  welcomed baby Patrick Leonard on Aug. 4, 2020. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches. He joins three older sisters: Kaitlyn, Kelsey, and Mackenzie. 
Submitted: September 7, 2021

High Hopes Farm
High Hopes Farm

Rachel (DeSerto) Peck & Michael DeSerto 2009 — Marengo, Illinois,  just celebrated their first year of starting up their fully integrated hemp farm, High Hopes Farm in Marengo, Illinois. 
Submitted: January 31, 2021

Marco Bottigliero — Yorkville, IL,  became a fashion consultant with LuLaRoe. 
Submitted: August 17, 2020

John Hensley
John Hensley

John Hensley — Eau Claire, WI,  was appointed Leinenkugel's first new brewmaster in 23 years. Mr. Hensley spent 16 years with Miller Brewing Co. and MillerCoors, the last six years in Chippewa Falls as assistant brewmaster. Mr. Hensley, who officially took on the role Jan. 1, says his No. 1 goal is keeping the quality of beer Leinenkugel’s brews “as high as it has been over 152 years.” From there, he hopes to implement some system upgrades and modernize some of the brewery’s processes. “I want to make my mark as a master brewer here and cement myself in a line of just 10 other master brewers over 152 years.” 
Submitted: May 2, 2019

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Brett Bacik — Palatine, IL,  married Kimberly Mueller (University of Iowa; '08) on September 14th. They were surrounded by family and friends, and the bridal party included Brad Bacik '99 and Kevin Kelly '02 and fellow Carthage classmates Matt Reitmeier and Marc Divello '03. 
Submitted: November 21, 2018

McKenzie (Ryan) Ferguson — Edwardsville, IL,  received Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville's annual Teaching Excellence Award. She is an associate professor of pharmacy practice in the SIUE School of Pharmacy and director of the Drug Information and Wellness Center. 
Submitted: July 24, 2017

Bryan J Boatright , MBA — Akron, OH,  was named registrar at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. He’s also working toward a Doctor of Education in organizational leadership and higher education administration. 
Submitted: March 4, 2017

Nicolette (Howells) Cutright — St. Thomas, Virgin Islands,  married Michael Cutright January 20 on St. Thomas. She works as a licensed clinical child and adolescent psychologist. 
Submitted: March 3, 2017

Becca (Cowan) Ferraro — Deerfield, IL,  and her husband, Tony, welcomed their second baby, Parker Anthony, on Dec. 2. Parker measured 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She joins big sister Paige, 3. 
Submitted: February 17, 2017

Colleen (Robertson) Abel — Beach Park, IL,  won Sundress Publications’ chapbook contest for her book “Deviants”. Her first full-length collection, “Remake”, won Unicorn Press’ 2015 Editor Prize. "Colleen Abel's wonderful book, Deviant, is mesmerizing—once I began, I couldn't stop reading. The speaker provides a moving account—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes wry, and oftentimes both—of what it means to be 'fat' in this world. The central piece is called 'Fat Studies' with references to sociologists and humorous pieces about Jackie Kennedy. Ultimately, Deviants is a beautiful book by a talented writer on material so many of us can understand and relate to, but oftentimes don't have the opportunity to read in this form." — Victoria Chang 
Submitted: January 25, 2017

Mackenzie and Sophie
Mackenzie and Sophie

Susan (Peiffer) Wangler — Columbus, Ohio,  and her husband, Tom, welcomed daughter Mackenzie Marie on Oct. 8, 2015. 
Submitted: September 16, 2016

Emily (Nielsen) Kammerer — Madison, Wisconsin,  announce the birth of a daughter. Hazel Mae Kammerer was born on Oct. 22, 2015, and joins big brother Leo, 2. 
Submitted: January 7, 2016

Tara (Richmond) Shilts — Hoffman Estates, Illinois,  achieved a promotion to senior lead consultant with Jamberry, a growing Direct Selling Association company. Peggy Buehler ‘03 and Katy (Huberty) Smith ‘02 are also on her Jamberry nail wraps team. 
Submitted: November 3, 2015

Patrick J Ryan & Kelly (Kotlarz) 2003 — Bartlett, Ill.,  introduce MacKenzie Louise Ryan, born March 10, 2014. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20 inches. They wrote that big sisters Kaitlyn and Kelsey love their new baby sister. 
Submitted: July 8, 2014

Steve Beck — Delavan, Wis.,  graduated from Liberty Theological Seminary on May 10, 2014, with a Master of Divinity. 
Submitted: May 29, 2014

Emily (Nielsen) Kammerer , — Madison, Wis,  and her husband, Brett, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Leo Richard, on Oct. 19, 2013.  
Submitted: January 8, 2014

Jason Greenwald — Southlake, Texas,  graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary in May 2013 with his Master of Arts degree in theology with an emphasis in youth, culture, and mission. He has accepted a position at Abiding Grace Lutheran Church in Southlake, Texas, as director of youth and family ministry. 
Submitted: July 28, 2013

Stephanie D. (Alfredson) Vos & Joseph R. — Neenah, Wis.,  announce the birth of their daughter Katherine D. Vos on March 4, 2013.  
Submitted: July 17, 2013

Baby Paige, 2 months
Baby Paige, 2 months

Rebecca (Cowan) Ferraro & Anthony Ferraro — Palatine, Ill.,  happily announce the birth of their baby girl, Paige Elizabeth. She was born April 26, 2013, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill., weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces. 
Submitted: July 9, 2013

Jennifer (Everson) Davis — Cedar Rapids, Iowa,  and her husband, Lycan, are proud to announce the birth of their second daughter, Cynthia Marie. She was born Dec. 19, 2013, and is welcomed by her big sister, Esther Lorraine. 
Submitted: May 2, 2013

Michael Warneke — Evansville, Ind., has recently founded a nonprofit organization, Fields of Dreams Uganda, Inc. Its goal is to provide hope for the orphaned and vulnerable children in that African country through soccer and education. Michael serves as executive director, adding that "I would love to share more about what we are doing in the Kampala area with alumni. I truly believe in our work, and the good that it is doing for the children at our partner orphanages. 
Submitted: December 20, 2012

Amanda (Mielke) Pulda — Racine, Wis., and husband Greg announce the birth of their son Gregory Thomas on Nov. 19, 2011.  
Submitted: July 23, 2012

Miya Ekholm Kressin — Kenosha, Wis., After terminating her contract with TWCS-PH, the publishing house responsible for media sensation Fifty Shades of Grey, Miya has signed a multi-book deal with Exciting Press. http://excitingpress.com/2012/03/13/exciting-press-signs-fantasy-author-miya-kressin/ 
Submitted: March 19, 2012

Miya Ekholm Kressin — Kenosha, Wis., has a novel, "What Once Was," that was named one of the top indie stories of 2011 by Will Entrekin, founder of Exciting Press. http://willentrekin.com/2011/12/30/the-best-indie-books-of-2011/ 
Submitted: January 5, 2012

Sean and Kim
Sean and Kim

Sean Sullivan — Lockport, Ill., and Kimberly Nachowicz are happy to announce their engagement. Sean is currently a Firefighter/EMT in Romeoville and Homewood. Kimberly is the Assistant Director and a Choreographer for Turning Point Dance Company. The wedding will be held in October 2012. 
Submitted: December 8, 2011

Krista Reiter Markel — Oregon, Ohio, and husband Chad, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Camille Marie Markel. Camille was born Oct. 1, 2010 in Oregon. She was 20 inches and weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces.  
Submitted: November 11, 2011

Rebecca Cowan Ferraro — Deerfield, Ill., married Anthony Ferraro on July 30. She teaches spanish at Shepard Middle School and her husband is an enginer for Baxter in Round Lake, Ill. The wedding was held at old orchard country club in Mount Prospect, Ill. The couple honeymooned in Rivera Maya, Mexico.  
Submitted: October 18, 2011

Matt Wittrup — Sycamore, Ill., has accepted a position as a School Health Promotion Specialist with Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, Ill. In May, Matt finished his Master of Arts degree Specializing in Health Education from The Northern Illinois University Graduate School. Matt is honored to serve the DeKalb County communities and hopes to make a significant impact on the health and wellness of the school aged population. He and his wife Andrea currently reside in Sycamore with their dog Moses. 
Submitted: August 29, 2011

Angel Reitraeier Becker — Stacy, Minn., and husband Richard Becker would like to announce the birth of their first child, Benjamin Kenneth. He was born on Jan. 20, 2011 in Minneapolis. 
Submitted: July 15, 2011

Jim Fields — Oconomowoc, Wis., is happy to announce his engagement to Katie Knowles. Jim is Director of High School & College Ministry at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc and Katie is a pre-school teacher at Martin Luther School in Stoughton, Wis. They will be married Sept. 15, 2012, and will live in the Oconomowoc area. 
Submitted: June 21, 2011

Emily ((Nielson)) Kammerer — Madison, Wis., married Brett Kammerer in Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. Tina Pem '02, served as musician for the ceremony. Emily is employed as an Autodialer Statisician for Great Lakes Higher Education. Brett is pursuing a degree in massage therapy.  
Submitted: January 13, 2011

Miya (Ekholm) Kressin — Kenosha, Wis., published her first novel, The Changeling's Champion, through The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House on October 30. She is already hard at work on future novels. 
Submitted: January 12, 2011

Tenesha (Dixan) Borgman — Portland, Ore., and Eric Borgman were married on Aug. 14, 2010 in the mountains outside Hood River, Ore. Tina Perri '02 served as musician for the ceremoney. The couple currently resides in Oregon where Tanesha is working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for Multnomah County.  
Submitted: October 11, 2010

Robert DeBartolo and Laura DeBartolo — Round Lake, Ill., and Laura (Gienko) DeBartolo '02, are pleased to announce the birth of their son Nicholas Robert DeBartolo born on February 5, 201 
Submitted: September 12, 2010

Tara Diehl McNamara — Oconomowoc, Wis., and husband Jeffrey announce the birth of their daughter, Kendall Mary on March 26, 2010. Kendall joins big brother Jackson, 2 years. Tara teaches 2nd grade in New Berlin, Wis. Jeffrey is the Director of Student Success at Carroll University in Waukesha.  
Submitted: July 7, 2010

Andrea Mierow-Harrison — Fayetteville, N.C., and Kevin Harrison are pleased to announce the birth of their son Channon Kramer Mierow Harrison in March 2010. He joins big sisters Eden (4) and Aria (18 mos). The family lives in Fayetteville while Kevin is serving in the U.S. Army.  
Submitted: May 26, 2010

Dan Van Dyke — Waukegan, Ill., and wife, Kirsten (Dykes '03) announce the birth of their son, Holden Alexander, on Sept. 29, 2009.  
Submitted: January 13, 2010

Kelsey Elizabeth Ryan
Kelsey Elizabeth Ryan

Patrick Ryan & Kelly Ryan (Kotlarz) — Bartlett, Ill., are proud to announce the birth of their second little girl, Kelsey Elizabeth Ryan. Pat is a high school teacher at Kaneland High School in Maple Park, Ill. 
Submitted: December 5, 2009

Nicholas Barootian — Prairie du Chien, Wis., graduated with master's degrees in Divinity and Sacred Music, in May from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was called as an Associate Pastor at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien starting Aug. 26, 2009. He was ordained on Sept. 26, 2009 at Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Racine, Wis.  
Submitted: October 15, 2009

Christina Tina Perri — Kenosha, Wis., completed a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, and certificate of Acupuncture from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine, Wis. Now a licensed acupuncturist, Tina has opened her practice called, "Accupuncture for Everything! LLC" in Kenosha. 
Submitted: October 12, 2009

Brian Hall — Monmouth, Ill., and Sarah (Swanson) Hall '03, welcomed their second child, Aubrey Lynn Hall, on May 14, 2008. She was welcomed by big brother, Bryson. 
Submitted: October 12, 2009

Angel Reitmeier Becker — Stacy, Minn., and Richard Becker were married May 9 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The bridal party included Jen (Garrison) Shrader '00, Cynthia (Pervan) Von Zee '02 and Bryan Boatright '02.  
Submitted: October 9, 2009

John Hensley — Milwaukee, Wis., and Jennifer (Johnson) Hensley '06 were married on June 20, 2009 at Crosslake Lutheran Church in Crosslake, Minn. The wedding party included Matthew Cantwell '03 and Steven Deschryver '03. 
Submitted: October 9, 2009

Katelyn at 3 months
Katelyn at 3 months

Eric Carlson — Naperville, Ill., and Gina (Reynolds) Carlson are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Katelyn Elizabeth Carlson on Feb. 18, 2009. Gina and Erik are currently living in Naperville. Gina is working as a Clinical Therapist at an alternative school and Erik working as 7th grade teacher in Lockport, Ill.  
Submitted: September 10, 2009

Kylene Whitney Gray — Winnebago, Ill., and husband Jamie are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Isabelle on May 1, 2009. She weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20.5 inches. She joins big brother Logan, 5, and big sister Mikayla, 3. Kylene just completed a Masters in Education and Leadership in May. She will start her fifth year teaching 7th grade special education in the fall.  
Submitted: July 7, 2009

Daniel Booker — South Beloit, Ill., received his Master of Arts in Christian Formation from North Park Theological Seminary on Dec. 12, 2008.  
Submitted: March 19, 2009

Maribeth Hulina Foley — Wheaton, Ill., married Chris Foley on Sept. 27, 2008 at the Church of the Holy Ghost in Wood Dale, Ill. The couple resides in Wheaton. Maribeth works as an Account Supervisor for the Creative Services team at The Pampered Chef. Chris owns his own business offering commerical carpet, janitorial, and facility maintenance to the Chicagoland area. 
Submitted: January 15, 2009

Matthew Wittrup — Sycamore, Ill., married Andrea Bielarczyk of Sun Prairie, Wis. on Nov. 7, 2008. Matt is a Golf Professional with GolfTec in Schaumburg, Ill., and Andrea is a Hotel Revenue Analyst for the North Central Group.  
Submitted: December 3, 2008

Dan Ledman — Minneapolis, Minn., and his wife, Candice '04, are expecting their first baby in December of 2008.  
Submitted: July 11, 2008

Jacquelyn Hongsermeier — Oregon, Ill., Jacquelyn Hongsermeier is currently working as a high school English teacher at Rochelle Township High School and coaching sophomore vollyball. She is also working on a master of arts in teaching degree from Rockford College. She is on track to graduate in the summer of 2008. 
Submitted: November 12, 2007

Amy Ann Tenuta — Kenosha, Wis., 31, tragically passed away in Milwaukee at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, after suffering a sudden ruptured cerebral aneurysm on Saturday afternoon. Amy was born in Racine, Wis., on Feb. 4, 1976. She graduated from William Horlick High School in 1994. While at Horlick, Amy was an accomplished member of the swim team, setting several records and winning a State Championship as a diver. She was awarded a diving scholarship to Northern Michigan University. However, Amy graduated from Carthage College with an English degree in 2002. Eight years ago, Amy met the love of her life, Robert Anthony Tenuta. They were married in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on June 1, 2002. Shortly after, Rob and Amy had their marriage blessed by Rev. William Hayward of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Amy's life was completely devoted to her family. She was a doting wife and mother who always placed her family's needs as priority one. Amy always cherished the times spent with her beloved grandmother, Catherine Wood. Although Amy was a proud full-time mother, she enjoyed working part-time as a substitute teacher with Kenosha Unified. She also received pleasure in working part-time at BabyGap, where she loved shopping for her own children. Surviving are her loving husband, Rob; their children, Gabriel (age 6), Olivia (age 4) and Simona (age 2); grandmother, Catherine Wood; father, Todd Petersen; twin brothers, Dan (Caitlin) and Chris Petersen; Rob's parents, Fedele and Rita Tenuta; sisters-in-law, Rose, Carmen, and Claudia Tenuta; special aunt, Kathy Petersen; and by many other important nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention by name. Amy was preceded in death by her dear mother, Sue Ann Wood; maternal grandfather Earl Wood and paternal grandparents, George and Helen Petersen. 
Submitted: October 2, 2007

Jennifer (Everson) Davis — Cedar Rapids, Iowa,  and Lycan Davis married on June 30, 2007 at Calvary Community Church in Lincoln, Neb. Members of the wedding party included Karissa (Berg) Smith '02, Kristi (Robertson) Flemming '00, and Meredith White '01. Jennifer received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln on Aug. 18, 2007. She is a Senior Software Engineer at Rockwell Collins. Lycan is a Production Assistant and Editor at KGAN News. 
Submitted: August 27, 2007

Christa Joy (Hintz) Holland — Racine, Wis., and Darren Holland are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Kalyn Rebecca, born on Aug. 10, 2005. Christa is employed full-time as a support associate at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints. She is also an independent consultant for Discovery Toys, 10 percent of purchases will go to Carthage when you shop online at www.discoverytoyslink.com/CHolland 
Submitted: March 1, 2007

Kylene Whitney Gray — Winnebago, Ill., Jamie and Kylene Gray are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Mikayla Elizabeth, on June 14, 2006. Mikayla weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and joins her big brother Logan, 2. 
Submitted: February 21, 2007

Kate Hostetler Ripper — Round Lake Beach, Ill., and husband Anthony '01 announce the birth of their son, Anthony Jonathan, on Jan. 6, 2007 in Libertyville, Ill.  
Submitted: February 8, 2007

Jennifer Tokar Lagoni — Chicago, Ill., wed Tyson Lagoni on Oct. 14, 2006. Jennifer is a government account manager for CDW, an information technology provider.  
Submitted: January 11, 2007

Christopher Chapleau — Birmingham, Ala., and Kristin Johnston announce their engagement. Chris is a doctoral student in the department of neurobiology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Kristin is an academic advisor in the school of business and a doctoral student in educational leadership and administration, also at UAB. Chris and Kristin are anticipating their June 30, 2007 wedding in Birmingham. 
Submitted: January 2, 2007

Jim Oboikowitch — Chicago, Ill., has been promoted to account executive reporting to Jay Blunk, director of promotions and advertising for the Chicago Cubs. In his new role, Jim will be responsible for proposing and selling sponsorship packages to new and existing advertisers. He will also research new sponsor leads, implement advertising and sponsorship packages/promotion, and coordinate package details. Jim joined the Cubs in 2003, as an intern in the marketing department. He was selected as the Convention Intern for the 2004 Cubs Convention and was then hired full time as marketing's special events and entertainment coordinator in Jan. 2004.  
Submitted: October 2, 2006

Cynthia (Pervan) Von Zee — Forest Park, Ill., and Eric Von Zee were married on April 16, 2005 in Chicago. The bride's attendants included Kerri Taylor ('01) and Angelique Reitmeier ('02). Guests included Bryan Boatright ('02), and Orson ('02) and Alicia Bangert. 
Submitted: August 15, 2006

Heather Jennings — Bloomington, Ill., and Tony Kloster announce their engagement. They recently moved from Ann Arbor, Mich., to Bloomington where Heather works for Chestnut Health Systems as an early intervention specialist. Heather and Tony are eagerly anticipating their March 10, 2007 wedding.  
Submitted: July 28, 2006

Chad Niven — Scottsdale, Ariz., has opened his private law practice in Scottsdale.  
Submitted: May 19, 2006

Kristin Kott Jerome — Noblesville, Ind., and husband Joe announce the birth of their daughter, Camryn Brooke, on Dec. 28, 2005. She joins big sister Amber. They just finished building a new home outside of Indianapolis. 
Submitted: May 17, 2006

Patrick Ryan — Glendale Heights, Ill., was recently named head varsity track and field coach at Driscoll Catholic High School in Addison, Ill. where he also teaches history and geography. 
Submitted: May 1, 2006

Jennifer Tokar — Chicago, Ill., and Tyson Lagoni announce their engagement. Jen is employed by CDW's government division in Chicago. Melissa Walsh '03, Chicago, is a member of their wedding party. They plan to marry in Oct. 2006. 
Submitted: May 1, 2006

Erin Middleton — Kenosha, Wis., and husband Mike announce the birth of their daughter, Ana Lea, on Feb. 5, 2006. Ana was six pounds, five ounces and 19 inches long.  
Submitted: February 24, 2006

Regina (Reynolds) Carlson — Naperville, Ill., and Erik Carlson '02, were married on Nov. 5, 2005 at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Naperville. Members of their wedding party included Abby Groshek '02, Maggie Howaniec '02, Greg Nolan '01, and Tim Glidden '03. Erik is an account manager for Oxford in Schaumburg, Ill. and Gina is a mental health therapist for a school in Glendale Heights, Ill. 
Submitted: January 27, 2006

Gregory Nolan — Mesa, Ariz., married Kristine Freitag on May 28, 2005. Kristine works at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort and Spa in Phoenix and Gregory works at Farmers Insurance in Phoenix. 
Submitted: November 18, 2005

William Miller — Wilmette, Ill., proposed to Amber Hubka of Fox Lake, Ill., on Sweetest Day, Oct. 15, 2005. The wedding is to be held on Sept. 16, 2006. Alumni in the wedding are Collin Shaw '02, Jason Monson '02, Brad Gillman '02. Bill currently is the Lakefront Director for the Wilmette Park District. Currently Amber is working on her nursing degree.  
Submitted: October 21, 2005

Adam Brushaber — Gurnee, Ill., married Jennifer Leight '04, Johnsburg, Ill., on June 11, 2005 in an outdoor ceremony followed by a reception at the Country Squire in Grayslake, Ill. The couple honeymooned in San Francisco and Napa Valley, Calif. Jennifer works for Hewitt Associates as a benefit analyst and Adam is a strength and conditioning specialist at The Bannockburn Club. 
Submitted: July 17, 2005

Rebecca Bosch — Okinawa, Japan, married David Slone on Dec. 31, 2004 in Crown Point, Ind. Becca finished the school year as a third grade teacher and will now join her husband in Okinawa, Japan, where he serves in the U.S. Air Force. 
Submitted: June 21, 2005

Cara Lavery — Kenosha, Wis., and Jason Lensmeyer '02, were married May 21, 2005 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Kenosha. Members of the wedding party included Amy (Lavery) Hagen '98, Margie Reurink '00, Jani Pesovic '01, Marina Prodanovic '02, Dennis Jackson '04, Dave Fellin '03, Ryan McCulley '04, Dan Lorum '04, and Chris Gertmann. Cara is a merchandising director for Wm. Bolthouse Farms and Jason is a credit manager for Wells Fargo Financial. 
Submitted: June 21, 2005

Caleb Sjogren — Carol Stream, Ill., married Susan (Bosma) '04, on Jan. 1, 2005. The wedding party included Nick Barootian '02, Sara Brickner '04, and Alison Henderson '04.  
Submitted: June 8, 2005

Andrew Orth — Kenosha, Wis., and Jennifer Jaral '03, were married on March 19, 2005 in Alsip, Ill. The wedding party included Matt Wendt '03, Brent Chapman '01, Ryan Banta '01, Keith Chiarugi '03, Kim Harrod '03, Cynthia Fitzsimmons '03, and Shannon Gysberg '04. Andrew is a loan officer for Cherry Creek Mortgage and Jennifer works as an athletic trainer in Paddock Lake, Wis.  
Submitted: April 4, 2005

Jeffrey Myers — Forest City, Iowa, married Kristina Ashmore on July 23. Members of the wedding party included Doug Fortin '02. Jeff is the director of residence life at Waldorf College. 
Submitted: October 15, 2004

Kylene Whitney Gray — Fond du Lac, Wis., and her husband Jamie announce the birth of their daughter, Logan Atwood, June 25. Kylene is an emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) teacher at Belle Reynolds Elementary in Oakfield, Wis. 
Submitted: September 30, 2004

Kristen Hochstein — Rockford, Ill., and Jermaine Ransom '04, announce their engagement. Their wedding will take place May 7, 2005, in Rockford. 
Submitted: September 27, 2004

Kristen Kott Jerome — Noblesville, Ind., and her husband Joe announce the birth of their daughter, Amber Dawn, April 22, 2003, in Glendale Heights, Ill. The couple were married in 2002 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Kristin is a stay-at-home mom. 
Submitted: September 27, 2004

Tara Richmond — LaCrosse, Wis., became engaged to Joe Shilts, Aug. 8, at the peak of a bluff overlooking the city of LaCrosse. Their wedding will take place July 9, 2005, in LaCrosse.  
Submitted: August 27, 2004

Christa Hintz — Somers, Wis., married Darren Holland Jan. 24, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Racine, Wis. Members of the wedding party included Janelle Potter '05, and Gayle Hintz '06. 
Submitted: June 11, 2004

Steven Fink — Delavan, Wis., married Elizabeth Beck, Oct. 12, 2002. Steven took his wife's last name. The Becks have been happily married for nearly two years. 
Submitted: April 9, 2004

Michelle Mackey — Chicago, Ill., became engaged to Michael Strlek on July 19. The couple has set its wedding date for June 11, 2005. Michelle currently is a preschool teacher. 
Submitted: December 8, 2003

Laura Gienko — Palatine, Ill., is a special education teacher in the Lake Forest School District. 
Submitted: October 20, 2003

Amanda Mielke — Racine, Wis., and Greg Pulda were married on Jan. 25. The wedding party included Cindy Fitzsimmons '03. 
Submitted: September 17, 2003

Kylene Whitney — Winnebago, Ill., married James Gray of Irmo, S.C., Aug. 3, 2002 at Third Presbyterian Church in Rockford, Ill. The wedding party included Maribeth Hulina '02. The couple currently resides in Waupun, Wis.  
Submitted: June 27, 2003

Miya Ekholm & Jonathan Kressin — Kenosha, Wis., announce their engagement. The couple plans a spring 2004 wedding. 
Submitted: January 14, 2003

Bryan Boatright — Columbus, Ohio, recently purchased a house and is employed by Ross Nutrition, a division of Abbott Laboratories. He is pursuing a master's degree from Dominion University. 
Submitted: December 4, 2002

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August Edwin Robinson
August Edwin Robinson

Cherie (Matthaidess) Robinson & George — Seattle, WA,  welcomed their fourth child, August Edwin Robinson, on June 26, 2020 in Seattle, WA. Augie joins big siblings, Evie (5), Otis (4) and Elsie (2). Prior to Augie’s birth, Cherie took on a new role at Amazon in March as the HR Director for Global HR4HR supporting over 20,000 Amazonians. 
Submitted: July 30, 2020

Scott Peterson
Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson — Charlotte, North Carolina,  celebrated 10 years in remission by winning the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Man of the Year campaign. He raised $378,287 for blood cancer research, most among the 900-plus volunteers in the nationwide 10-week competition. That included the proceeds from a raffle for a 2016 Mustang that ROUSH Performance donated. Mr. Peterson is the director of motorsports for TSMGI, a marketing agency. Doctors diagnosed Mr. Peterson with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2007, estimating he had a 50 percent chance to live past five years and a slim chance to have children. After extensive chemotherapy, he went into remission and has two daughters with his wife, Jaci. 
Submitted: November 6, 2017

Angela Lukowski , Ph.D. — Irvine, CA,  was promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, in July. Her research examines how the social environment in which children are raised impacts cognitive development in infancy and early childhood. 
Submitted: October 9, 2016

Melanie (Mills) Taylor & Steve Taylor 2000 — Hendersonville, Tennessee,  announce the birth of a son, Aeron Bastille Taylor on July 14. Aeron joins big sister Anne Claire, 6. 
Submitted: September 12, 2016

Lisa (Schreiner) Truax — Winona, MN,  was awarded tenure and a promotion to associate professor in the Art and Design Department at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. 
Submitted: June 20, 2016

First Family Photo
First Family Photo

Melissa Anne (Poppenger) Rupnick — Carpentersville, IL ,  married Brian Rupnick on December 5, 2015 and had their first baby on February 25, 2016 
Submitted: June 7, 2016

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Catherine (Rasman) Current — Delavan, Wisconsin,  married JT Current on April 28, 2016, in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Kate is the senior director of customer experience at Zywave. The couple resides in Delavan with their golden retriever, Lily. 
Submitted: May 9, 2016

Michelle Hickey-Gramke & Brad Gramke 2001 — Castle Rock, Colorado,  announce the birth of their son Zachary Hickey Gramke. Zachary was born on Jan. 22, 2016 
Submitted: April 11, 2016

Michael Hickey Lungaretti
Michael Hickey Lungaretti

Melissa (Hickey) Lungaretti — Milwaukee,  and her husband, Michael, welcomed their son Michael Hickey Lungaretti, on November 4, 2015. 
Submitted: March 31, 2016

Jason Froehner — Huntley, Illinois,  and wife, Sarah, announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Alyse, born on December 12, 2014. 
Submitted: October 7, 2015

Andy Blankenbaker — Galena, Illinois,  opened an insurance agency, Blankenbaker's Insurance Agency, and will be looking for agents in different areas through Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. 
Submitted: June 5, 2015

Simon Andrew Blankenbaker — Galena, Illinois,  started working for American National Insurance on Aug. 1. He has life, health, property, and casualty insurance licenses in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. 
Submitted: July 24, 2014

Jason Aaron — Kenosha,  and Nicholas Barootian '02 performed in Racine Theatre Guild's production of "Les Miserables" May 16-June 1, 2014. Mr. Aaron was delighted to return to the stage as Javert after a 14-year absence. Mr. Barootian also enjoyed a return to the stage as the Bishop; he recently returned to the Kenosha area. 
Submitted: June 25, 2014

Bradley Gramke & Michelle Gramke (Hickey) 2001 — Castle Rock, Colo.,  are proud to announced the birth of their son Vincent Hickey Gramke. He was born on Dec. 6, 2013. 
Submitted: May 13, 2014

Simon Andrew Blankenbaker — Galena, Ill.,  He is running for the Illinois 17th Congressional District seat on the GOP State Central Committee. The election will be held April 16, 2014. 
Submitted: January 16, 2014

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Submitted: January 16, 2014

Alan Spiegel — Brookfield, Wis.,  was recently named partner at the law firm of McLario, Helm and Bertling, S.C., where he has practiced since 2009. 
Submitted: April 5, 2013

Jennifer Garber — Middleton, Wis., made a presentation at the Bioforward 2012 Bioscience Vision Summit Madison, Wis., before more than 500 bioscience professionals from the energy, agriculture, and life sciences sectors. Jennifer is manager of human resources for Catalent Pharma Solutions, in Madison.  
Submitted: September 17, 2012

Erik Zavacke — Bristol, Wis., and Heidi (Kunkel '03) announced the birth of their daughter, Araya Evangeline, on May 17, 2012. 
Submitted: July 23, 2012

Jillian Anne
Jillian Anne

Jason Froehner — Brookfield, Ill., and Sarah Froehner became the proud parents of Jillian Anne on March 8, 2012. She was born 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. Jillian is doing well. Her hobbies include growing quickly and putting smiles on the faces of her parents. 
Submitted: June 22, 2012

Cara (Jamriska) Murray — Elk Grove Village, Ill., and her husband Bill are happy to announce the birth of their son, Liam James, on Sept. 22, 2011. Liam joins big sister Emmeline, 2. 
Submitted: April 9, 2012

Amy Karnitz Hesse — Wausau, Wis., and her husband Calvin Hesse welcomed their son Braysen Lee Hesse into the world on June 6, 2011.  
Submitted: October 18, 2011

Alex Maslowski — Clifton, N.J., married Catherine Cummings on Aug. 21, 2010. Groomsmen included Colin Bradley '00 and Steve Taylor '00. Alex and Cathy live in Clifton and are both engineers for ITT Electronic Systems. 
Submitted: February 21, 2011

Jason Froehner — Brookfield, Ill., recently married Sarah Slechta. They were married on May 15, 2010.  
Submitted: October 13, 2010

Ahlvers Receives Prestigious Award
Ahlvers Receives Prestigious Award

David Ahlvers — Minneapolis, Minn., was named one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 in the nation by the National LGBT Bar Association in Aug. 2010. Ahlvers graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2004 with Cum Laude Honors. Following law school he clerked for the Honorable Regina M. Chu, District Court Judge, in Minnesota and then was an Associate Attorney at Lindquist & Vennum, PLLP, a top law firm in Minneapolis. In July 2009, Ahlvers left Lindquist & Vennum, PLLP to open Family Solutions Law Group, a law firm providing family law services to Minnesota families of all kinds. Ahlvers has focused the entirety of his legal career in the area of family law.  
Submitted: September 12, 2010

Andy Blankenbaker — Galena, Ill., was elected Chairman of the Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee on March 3, 2010. 
Submitted: March 3, 2010

Michelle Evans Armstrong — Milwaukee, Wis., and husband Andy Armstrong are pleased to announce the birth of Benjamin Thomas Armstrong. He was born Nov. 11, 2009 and joins his older sister Ella, now two years old. 
Submitted: February 18, 2010

Cara (Jamriska) Murray — Warren, Ill., and husband, Bill, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Emmeline Louise on Aug. 27, 2009.  
Submitted: October 31, 2009

James Bernicky — Cadillac, Mich., and Jodi Habighorst '02 are engaged to be married next summer. 
Submitted: October 9, 2009

Meredith White — Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently accepted the position of Unit Coordinator with REM Iowa Community Services. REM serves individuals with developmental disabilities. 
Submitted: June 7, 2009

Kelly Carstensen Johnson — Mount Horeb, Ill., and husband Curtis Johnson are proud to announce the birth of their son Caleb Edward on Feb. 27, 2009. 
Submitted: April 17, 2009

Erin Duncan Zematis — Kenosha, Wis., and her husband, Jeffrey Zematis, are pleased to announce that Jackson Alexander Zematis joined their family on Aug. 18, 2008. He weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches long. Jackson joins his big brother, James, 3 years old. 
Submitted: December 3, 2008

Jason Harper — Andover, Minn., and his wife, Melissa (Browen) Harper '01, are proud to announce the birth of Wyatt Edwin on July 21, 2008. He was born 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and 21 inches long. He enjoys smiling and cooing at his big sister, Rakayla, 3 1/2 years old.  
Submitted: October 6, 2008

Cara (Jamriska) Murray — Warren, Ill., married Bill Murray on Aug. 9, 2008 at the Goldmoor Inn in Galena, Ill. Cara works as a consultant for a medical association and Bill works in the home improvement industry. 
Submitted: September 8, 2008

Karin (Zaverdinos) Cox — Evanston, Ill., married Brady Cox on May 16, 2008 at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake, Ill. The maid of honor was Joy Hoffman '02. Karin is an Executive Assistant and Brady is a computer technician with Google. They will be transferring to Omaha, Neb., with Brady's work this fall. 
Submitted: August 19, 2008

Angela Lukowski, , Ph.D — Ann Arbor, Mich., accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, starting Oct. 1, 2008. She will continue her research on early memory development while teaching graduate- and undergraduate-level courses. 
Submitted: August 5, 2008

Kathy Sarosiek Tennant — DePere,Wis., had a busy 2007. She graduated with her master's in educational technology from Lesley University and then welcomed her first child. Brayden Timothy Tennant on Memorial Day, May 28, 2007. Brayden was 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and 19 inches long. 
Submitted: March 31, 2008

Jason Froehner — Elwood, Ill., left PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Aug. 2007 as an Audit Manager to join UGN, Inc as their Corporate Controller. UGN, Inc. manufactures automotive soundproofing and is a $230 million dollar company.  
Submitted: February 21, 2008

Simon Andrew Blankenbaker — Galena, Ill., won the primary for Jo Daviess County Board seat in District 11 and there is no opponent at this time in the general election. He also won his precinct committeeman seat and re-election as vice chairman of the Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee. He has been vice chairman since 2004. 
Submitted: February 14, 2008

Marcus Hosman — Chelsea, Mich., and Melissa (Keimel) Hosman '03, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Megan, on Jan. 24, 2008. 
Submitted: February 14, 2008

Jennifer Garber — Middleton, Wis., received her Certificate of Human Resources Management from Cardinal Stritch University in May of 2007. She accepted a new position with PPD (Pharmeceutical Product Development) in September of 2007 as a human resources representative. Jennifer is currently responsible for retention strategies, as well as employee relations for this 600+ employee international contract research organization. She resides in Middleton. 
Submitted: December 27, 2007

Melissa Hickey-Snider — Bartlett, Ill., received her Executive MBA from the University of Notre Dame this May. She is director of recruitment at Sears Holdings Corporation in Hoffman Estates, Ill. 
Submitted: June 19, 2007

Jessica Saunders — Waukegan, Ill., received her master's degree in educational technology from Cardinal Stritch University on Dec. 16, 2006. She also was engaged to Abe Underkofler on Dec. 11, 2006 with a wedding date set for June 21, 2008. 
Submitted: February 21, 2007

Jason Milligan — Combined Locks, Wis., Jason and Bethany Milligan were blessed with twins on Dec. 14, 2005. They had a girl, Alexis, and a boy, Quinn. Jason and Bethany celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on March 16, 2007. 
Submitted: February 21, 2007

Karryn Raether Leong — Hartford, Wis., and Herbie Leong '00, are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Anna Lynn. Anna was born on Sept. 20, 2006 in West Allis, Wis. Anna joins big brother Isaac, 1 1/2.  
Submitted: February 21, 2007

Lauren Clark Enright — Chicago, Ill., married Joseph Enright of Chicago on Dec. 16, 2006 at St. Francis Xavier Church in La Grange, Ill. Lauren is an operations manager for Masterplan, Inc. in La Grange Highlands, Ill. Joe is a policy analyst for Illinois State Comptroller Daniel Hynes and a student at Loyola University School of Law. Following a reception in Oak Brook, Ill., the couple honeymooned in Lanai, Hawaii. Guests included Rachel (Kroll) Anderson '02, and Jared Anderson '04; Dr. Leah Burton '01, and Jennifer Garber '01. 
Submitted: February 1, 2007

Angela Lukowski — Ann Arbor, Mich., received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, in January. As a graduate student, she studied memory development in the first year of life, using both behavioral and electrophysiological techniques. She is currently pursuing a post-doctoral position at the University of Michigan, where she will study the long-term effects of early iron deficiency on neurocognitive outcomes. 
Submitted: December 13, 2006

Catherine Rasman — Milwaukee, Wis., has recently joined the sales team at United Healthcare. Her responsibilities include advising brokers and their clients on utilization of benefit plans and webtools and leading educational meetings and seminars on these topics. In October, Kate completed her third Chicago Marathon.  
Submitted: October 25, 2006

Sarah Lesinski Roscoe — Twin Lakes, Wis., and husband James announce the birth of their daughter Jeana Rae on June 8, 2006. Jeana was born 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and 20 1/2 inches.  
Submitted: September 13, 2006

Alan Spiegel — Waupun, Wis., married Junia Drews on Oct. 15, 2006. 
Submitted: September 8, 2006

David Ray — Carpentersville, Ill., and Carolyn Krystyn were married on Aug. 18, 2006 in Inverness, Ill. They currently reside in Carpentersville, Ill. 
Submitted: September 5, 2006

Corey Tindall Heckel — Genoa City, Wis., and husband Leif announce the birth of their daughter, Cameryn Anne, on Dec. 6, 2005 in Elkhorn, Wis.  
Submitted: May 19, 2006

Michelle Hickey-Gramke — Loveland, Colo., will be graduating in May from Colorado State University with a Ph.D. in educational leadership. She will become an assistant professor of education at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.  
Submitted: April 12, 2006

Erik Zavacke — Union Grove, Wis., and Heidi Kunkel '03, announce their wedding on Oct. 15, 2005 at the Carthage Siebert Chapel. Melissa Meyer '03, was the maid of honor.  
Submitted: January 31, 2006

James Temple — St. Charles, Ill., and Heather (Robinson) Temple '01, were married on July 8, 2005. The wedding party included Heather Colombatto '97, Amy (Bauer) Hansen '00, and Ryan Bants '01. James is an attorney with Mulherin, Rehfeldt & Varchetto, P.C., and Heather is a high school English teacher.  
Submitted: January 26, 2006

Jennifer Garber — Madison, Wis., accepted a position as human resources coordinator in Oct. 2005, with Promega Corporation, a leading biotechology company. Jennifer is resposible for new employee orientation, and is the key contact for employee relations and communications.  
Submitted: December 21, 2005

Jessica (Bald) Koloen — Kenosha Wis., Jessica Bald '01, married Kevin Koloen on July 23, 2005 at Carthage. The wedding party included Elizabeth (Nelson) Pumala '01, Rebecca Krunsky '01, Christine White '02, and Amanda Rodriguez '01. Jessica and Kevin live in Kenosha with their daughter Kaitlyn. Jessica is a probation/ parole agent and Kevin works as an EMT/ firefighter. 
Submitted: October 12, 2005

Rachel Lipke Thorp — Janesville, Wis., married Christopher Thorp on May 7, 2005 in Janesville. Jordan Oreskovich '01, was a bridesmaid. 
Submitted: October 11, 2005

Melissa Browen Harper — Blaine, Minn., and Jason Harper '01, announce the birth of their daughter Rakayla Ann on Jan. 14, 2005. 
Submitted: October 7, 2005

Kari Lay Thicksten — Spring Grove, Ill., has completed her Master's of Science in Educational Administration from Capella University. Mrs. Thicksten recently received an Illinois State Board of Education scholarship to pursue National Board Certification in mathematics. She teaches at J.J. Pleviak Elementary in Lake Villa, Ill. Kari and Mike '00 live in Spring Grove, Ill. Mike works for Harris Associates L.P. in Chicago. 
Submitted: July 19, 2005

Jennifer Burchardt Kalmus — Round Lake Beach, Ill., and her husband, Zach, announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Rose, on Nov. 7, 2004. Jennifer received her master's degree in curriculum and instruction from National-Louis University in Aug. 2004. She is currently teaching fifth grade in Antioch, Ill. 
Submitted: June 29, 2005

Katheryn Kuenster Hale — Racine, Wis., and her husband, Adam '01, announce the birth of their son, Brandon Francis. He was born on April 9, 2005 and weighed 8 pounds, 4 1/2 ounces, and 20 1/4 inches long. 
Submitted: April 16, 2005

Brian P. Robinson — Kenosha, Wis., is a First Lieutenant of Infantry, serving with the 3rd battalion of the 7th Marines stationed at Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif. He recently returned from a deployment to Iraq where he was an infantry platoon leader. In March he is assuming the position of Executive Officer with Kilo Company of the 7th Marines and preparing for another deployment to Iraq. His wife Cherie (Matthaidess '01) graduated from Marquette University in Dec. 2004, earning a M.B.A. degree with an emphasis in human resources. She continues serving as a Human Resources Manager with the S.C. Johnson Company in Racine. 
Submitted: January 21, 2005

Leah Kohn Zeni — Racine, Wis., has been promoted to a Medical PA Associate position at the Sturtevant Transitional Facility with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. 
Submitted: December 20, 2004

Kari Matteson — Doraville, Ga., currently is enrolled in a reading, language, and literacy master's program at Georgia State University. The program will prepare her to teach English as a second language, which will help her spread the word of Christ within the Hispanic community. 
Submitted: November 24, 2004

Kristin Ziolo Elder — Racine, Wis., and Seth Elder were married Aug. 21, 2004 at Carthage's Siebert Chapel. Jennifer Garber '01, Christopher Hurst '00, Lisa Kender '01, and Lauren Clark '01, helped celebrate their special day. Kristin is an art teacher for the Racine Unified School District and Seth is a Senior D.E. for the Boy Scouts of America.  
Submitted: November 16, 2004

Katheryn Kuenster Hale — Racine, Wis., and her husband Adam Hale '01, are happy to announce that they are expecting their first child in April 2005. Currently, they live in Racine with their yellow lab Bailey. Both work at JohnsonDiversey. 
Submitted: October 28, 2004

Laura Young — Lake Forest, Ill., were married, Aug. 1. The wedding was held on a beach in Aruba. Upon their return to the United States, they held an Aug. 13 reception at Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Ill. Laura is a counselor for the Lake County Health Department and Erik is a banker at First Midwest Bank. 
Submitted: September 27, 2004

Scott Peterson — Port Orange, Fla., currently is the sales and marketing manager for special events at Daytona International Speedway. 
Submitted: June 24, 2004

Simon Blankenbaker — Galena, Ill., recently was elected chairman of the Jo Daviess County Young Republicans and the vice-chairman of the Jo Daviess County Republican Party. In the primary election he was the coordinator for Steven Rauschenberger's campaign for the U.S. Senate seat.  
Submitted: June 11, 2004

Erin Duncan — Buffalo Grove, Ill., married Jeff Zematis, June 28, 2003, in A. F. Siebert Chapel. Erin currently is completing her master of education degree at DePaul University while she teaches 8th grade English and literature at Elm Place Middle School in Highland Park, Ill. Erin competed in the Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon in September 2003, and currently is training for Ironman Wisconsin 2004. Her husband Jeff is a 1997 North Central College graduate and teaches 8th grade science at Lake Zurich Middle School. He coaches track and cross country at Vernon Hills High School and competes in duathlons as well as ultramarathons.  
Submitted: April 27, 2004

Philip Goodwin — Ostego, Mich., and his wife Brandy announce the birth of their son, Donovan William, Oct. 27, 2003. 
Submitted: April 15, 2004

Lyn Peters — Libertyville, Ill., married Geoffrey Alan Oman Oct. 5, 2002. The wedding party included Kathryn Holsen '02. 
Submitted: February 13, 2004

Brian Robinson — Kenosha, Wis., married Cherie Matthaidess, Dec. 27, 2003, at the Walter Fritsch Meditation Chapel on the Carthage campus. Pastor Dudley Riggle, Carthage professor emeritus of religion, officiated. Cherie is a human resources manager at Racine's SC Johnson and is completing her M.B.A. at Marquette University. Brian is a lieutenant of infantry with the US Marine Corps, assigned to the 3rd Battalion 7th Marines. He currently is deployed in Iraq.  
Submitted: February 13, 2004

Dan Fontechia — Mt. Prospect, lll., received an ACE certification in personal training. He is a personal trainer and assistant manager at Lifetime Fitness in Schaumburg, Ill. 
Submitted: February 9, 2004

Jennifer Garber — Winthrop Harbor, Ill., is assistant to the president of Open Pantry Food Marts of Wisconsin, Inc. The company was established in 1967 and operates 27 convenience stores throughout Wisconsin, generating $90 million in annual sales. 
Submitted: December 19, 2003

Michelle Evans — Milwaukee, Wis., married Andy Armstrong, Aug. 9, 2003, in an outdoor ceremony. The wedding party included Teika (McCord '01) Terry, Meg (Shelton '01) Aldinger, Judy Malafa '01, and Nick Terry '00. 
Submitted: December 8, 2003

Jason A. Conforti & Melissa Conforti (Klag) 2000 — Knoxville, Tenn., were married on July 4, 2003. The wedding party included Jennifer Garrison '00, Eugene Hendricks '00, James Elliot '01, Jeffrey Salas '03, and Jenna Conforti '02.  
Submitted: November 4, 2003

Christina Rios — Maplewood, Mo., is completing her degree in operatic vocal performance and is a featured performer with the Midwest Lyric Opera. 
Submitted: November 3, 2003

Marcus Hosman — Chelsea, Mich., and his wife Melissa (Keimel '03) were married on July 4 at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla. Marcus earned his master of arts from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2002. He teaches social studies and coaches football and volleyball at Chelsea High School. Melissa works for Ann Arbor Public Schools in the Athletic Department and coaches basketball. 
Submitted: October 31, 2003

Jillian L. Theobald — Waukegan, Ill., completed her first two years of medical school and just started the Ph.D portion of her MD/Ph.D. Jillian will receive her doctorate from the Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics. She also coaches track and cross country at Warren High School in Gurnee, Ill., and just completed her first Urban Adventure race in Chicago (The Wild Onion). 
Submitted: October 20, 2003

Alan Spiegel — West Bend, Wis., will release his first book, Ideas, on Nov. 1. Copies are available in selected bookstores and at www.crazymanpress.com. Alan will also open Spiegel Law Office in Waupun, Wis., on Jan. 1, 2004. He primarily practices real estate and estate planning law. The office can be reached via the Internet at www.spiegellawoffice.com. 
Submitted: September 19, 2003

Elizabeth Nelson — Zion, Ill., and Brian Pumala were married on July 27, 2002. The wedding party included maid of honor Amy (Bork) Taege '00, bridesmaids Jessica Bald '01, and Amanda Rodriguez '01, and soloist Leslie Langan-Gluck '83. 
Submitted: September 15, 2003

Andy Blankenbaker — Galena, Ill., was appointed committee member of Guilford Township Precinct in Jo Daviess County, Ill. In 2002 he received the Jo Daviess County Volunteer of the Year award for the republican party. 
Submitted: September 15, 2003

Laura Young — Gurnee, Ill., received a marriage proposal from Erik Kuever '01, during a romantic dinner on the beach in Aruba, July 20. They are busy planning their wedding. 
Submitted: September 15, 2003

Margaret Shelton — New Berlin, Wis., married John P. Aldinger on March 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waukesha, Wis. Members of the wedding party included Amy (Karnitz) Hesse '01, Michelle Evans '01, Judy Malafa '01, Cindy Fitzsimmons '03, and Erin Shelton '07. They had a perfect day as they shared the celebration with family and friends. 
Submitted: June 27, 2003

Scott M. Peterson — Port Orange, Fla., has been named corporate sales manager of Daytona International Speedway. He joined the organization in June. 
Submitted: June 11, 2003

Jason Milligan — Wausau, Wis., currently is employed as a pharmaceutical sales representative with Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals. 
Submitted: June 11, 2003

Sara Lesinski — Grayslake, Ill., and James Roscoe announce their engagement. The couple is planning an August wedding. Sara is a science teacher at Grayslake Community High School. She also is the head girls' varsity tennis coach and assistant boy's tennis coach. 
Submitted: June 11, 2003

Gabriel Powers — Oak Creek, Wis., married Dana Wick '00, on July 6, 2002, at Carthage. The wedding party included Sarah Johnson '00, Amy Ludovice '00, Meg Mauntel '00, Todd Brincks '01, Brian Ilc '01, and Nate Rozek '02. Gabe works for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Fisheries and Dana works in advertising with BBDS Communications. 
Submitted: May 8, 2003

Jonathan G. Morgan — Winnetka, Ill., is a customer service associate at Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire, Ill. 
Submitted: April 14, 2003

Jessica Bald — Somers, Wis., and husband Kevin announce the birth of their daughter, Kaitlyn St. George, July 4, 2002. Jessica works as a probation and parole agent for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in Kenosha. 
Submitted: February 3, 2003

Jonathan Morgan — Jonathan Morgan, Winnetka, Ill., is employed by Hewitt & Assoc., a human resource company in Lincolnshire. 
Submitted: February 3, 2003

Jennifer Urdiales — Racine, Wis., and Joseph Haluska announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Rose, June 20, 2002. 
Submitted: January 17, 2003

Joel Ehlers — Whitewater, Wis., married Kimberly Brown, '03, on June 29, 2002 in Pueblo, Colo. The wedding took place at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The reception took place at the Historic Union Depot. The wedding party included Becky Semerdjian '03, Melissa (Browen) Harper '01, Jill (Stein) Bobinski '01, Mary Ellen Frank '03, Brian Jones '00, Matt Orlowski '01, John Rak '02, and Matt Sternig '99. 
Submitted: December 19, 2002

Brad Gramke — Aurora, Colo., married Michelle Hickey-Gramke, on July 5, 2002 in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla. The wedding party included Ben Gramke '99, Melissa Hickey-Snider '01, and Matt Snider '99. Michelle is a teacher in the Cherry Creek School District. She also is working on her master's degree in educational leadership and administration from the University of Colorado. Brad works as a sales and quality control representative for a concrete company. 
Submitted: December 16, 2002

Jessica (Bald) Koloen — Somers, Wis., and husband Kevin announce the birth of their daughter, Kaitlyn St. George, July 4, 2002. Jessica works as a probation and parole agent for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in Kenosha. 
Submitted: December 9, 2002

Katie Kuenster Hale — Kenosha, Wis., married Adam Hale '01, on Sept. 14, 2002 in Naperville, Ill. Members of the wedding party included Matt Campbell '01, Kelly Carstensen '01, Mari Drummer '02, Andrew Kelly '00, Sara Luther '01, Jason Milligan '01, Sara Vavra '00, and Chris Laabs '01, as the best man. Performers during the ceremony included Greg Berg, Carthage assistant professor of music, on piano, Megan Dieschbourg '04, on vocals, and Andrew Kelly on violin. The newlyweds traveled to Italy for their honeymoon, and are looking to purchase a home in southeastern Wisconsin. 
Submitted: November 27, 2002

Jill (Stein) Bobinski — Green Bay, Wis., and Brian Bobinski '00, DePere, Wis., were married on June 8. The wedding party included Chris Bobinski '03, Josh Bobinski '06, Troy Carlson '02, Kimberly (Brown) Ehlers '03, Mike Gagnon '02, Melissa (Browen '01) Harper, Marcus Hosman '01, Mike Rust '02, Becky Semrdjian '03, and Brook (Pendleton '00) and Matt West '00. 
Submitted: July 3, 2002

Sandra L. Andersen — Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Marc Brash '00, were married on June 1. The wedding took place at the Western Springs Christian Reformed Church in Western Springs, Ill. The reception was held at the Abbington in Glen Ellyn, Ill.  
Submitted: July 3, 2002

Christina Gotto — Maplewood, Mo., and husband Jacob announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia, June 29th, 2001.  
Submitted: June 19, 2002

2000

Trisha (Treml) Boussari , FSA, EA & Jean — Hoffman Estates,  Trisha (Treml) Boussari '00 and her husband, Jean, welcomed their second son, Noah Nathanael Boussari, in September 2020. Noah's older brother, Jason Jean-Marc Boussari, turned two years old in October. Trisha is a partner and actuary with Aon, specializing in retirement consulting. The family resides in Hoffman Estates, IL. 
Submitted: December 29, 2020

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Jason Beddigs & Lisa (Cardarelli) — Flossmoor, IL,  and Lisa Cardarelli had their first child, Julianna, on Aug. 12. 
Submitted: August 19, 2019

Nick Geiken — Batavia, IL,  married Alison Guarino on March 22, 2019. Groomsmen included Carthage alumni: Bart Pryputniewicz '99, Patrick Nelson '00, and Steve Jenne '03. 
Submitted: April 16, 2019

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John Russo — Huntley, Illinois,  became regional manager for member experience at Consumers Credit Union, overseeing the development of service center managers its six northern locations. 
Submitted: November 28, 2017

Tammylynne (Johnson) Jonas — Germantown, WI,  has been named chief information officer for Holiday Station Stores, a Minnesota-based company with more than 500 locations. She relocated to Minnesota in December with her husband, Ben, and their three children: Benjamin, 9, Molly, 5, and Emily, 3. 
Submitted: November 8, 2017

Carl Bogar — Kenosha, Wis.,  was the regional winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Home Based Business Champion Award. He has mentored home-based business owners and organized matchmaking events in collaboration with several economic development organizations. 
Submitted: May 28, 2013

Marc Brash & Megan — and his wife, Megan, of Wheaton, Ill., are happy to announce the arrival of Claire Louise Brash. Claire joined Benjamin, 2, and Ella, 6, on Jan. 15, 2013. She measured 6 pounds, 13.5 ounces, and 19.5 inches long. 
Submitted: March 5, 2013

Christian Trygstad & Julie — West Saint Paul, Minn., and wife, Julie, are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Everett Christian, on April 26, 2012. Everett joins older brother Nolan, 2. Christian was recently promoted to the position of Web Marketing Manager at Miracle-Ear, Inc.  
Submitted: December 3, 2012

Amy Bauer Hansen — Palatine, Ill., has written her debut suspense novel, "The Butterfly Sister," to be published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. Italian rights were also sold to Garzanti Libri. The novel, which takes place at a fictional liberal arts women's college inspired by Carthage, tentatively will be released this summer. 
Submitted: October 21, 2012

Sara Renae Lohman
Sara Renae Lohman

Jeremy Lohman — Chicago, Ill., and his wife, Lynn, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sara, on July 6, 2012. Jeremy is a registered sales assistant in institutional sales with Stephens, Inc. at its downtown Chicago office. 
Submitted: August 23, 2012

David Watton , Jr. — Waukesha, Wis., died unexpectedly at his home on May 17, 2011. 
Submitted: July 27, 2012

Kimberly Wayland Kopec — Villa Park, Ill., was named School Counselor Supervisor of the Year 2012 at the Illinois School Counselor Association Conference in May for her outstanding work to counselors in training, students and the overall counseling profession. Kim was a 2004 graduate of DePaul Counseling Program and has been teaching with them for the last 7 years. 
Submitted: April 26, 2012

Addison Grace
Addison Grace

Beth (Meier) Modzelewski — and her husband Darren announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Grace, on September 3rd, 2011. Addison joins her big sister Kate, 3 years old. Bartlett, IL. 
Submitted: October 18, 2011

Teri Green — Milwaukee, Wis., On March 11, 2011 Teri completed her Masters of Science Degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University. Upon completion of her degree, Teri was promoted to Project Manager with Alpha Source, Inc. and now oversees sales and customer service as well as the marketing department. In addition to her degree, Teri became an ISO 13485:2003 internal auditor and was certified in Medical Sales by the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA). Outside the office Teri enters her 7th year as Head Cheerleading Coach for Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wis., and started her own business in April 2011 for softball pitchers to teach the fundamentals of pitching to girls ages 10-18 in the Milwaukee area. 
Submitted: June 10, 2011

Nicole Stauffacher — Naperville, Ill., and her husband Tim announce the arrival of Naomi Anne Stauffacher, born on June 8, 2010. Naomi joins her older brother, Aaron who is 2 1/2 years old. 
Submitted: March 2, 2011

Lydia Chartre — Milwaukee, Wis., was named on of the 26 Up and Coming Layers for 2010 by the Wisconsin Law Journal. She is part of the law firm Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. She is an attorney in WHD's Milwaukee office where she concentrates her practice in the areas of condominum law, collections, creditor-side bankrupcy, business law, commercial litigation and appellate law. She is on the board of directors of the Young Lawyers Division and serves on the State Bar of Wisconsin's Finance Committee and Insruance and Member Benefits Committee. She is also the current Chair of the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Museum Advisory Committee.  
Submitted: October 13, 2010

Steven Taylor — Nashville, Tenn., and wife Melanie welcomed their first child after living in Paris, France during the 2008-2009 academic year. Melanie completed her M.A. in French Language & Literature from UW-Milwaukee/Sobbonne & Steve is pursuing a Master's degree in Latin American Studies on full scholarship at Vanderbilt University. Melanie teachers high school French and Steve is planning to pursue doctoral work next year. They welcomed their daughter Anne Claire Taylor into the world on Nov. 7, 2009.  
Submitted: October 11, 2010

Benjamin Brash with Ella
Benjamin Brash with Ella

Marc Brash — Chicago, Ill., and Megan Brash are proud to announce the arrival of Benjamin O'Connor Brash, born June 30, 2010. He joins his sister Ella, 4. Ben was 6 pounds, 9 ounces and 19 inches long at birth. 
Submitted: July 11, 2010

Thomas Warman — Chicago, Ill., was part of a team of attorneys at Figliulo & Silverman, P.C. that won a successful $41.7 million verdict for client Flint Hills Resources LLC in a federal jury trial in Chicago. 
Submitted: November 23, 2009

Martin Cole Studer
Martin Cole Studer

Sara Vavra Studer — Joliet, Ill., and husband, Chris, are proud to announce the arrival of their son, Martin Cole Studer, on Oct. 13, 2009. Marty weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. and was 20.5 inches long at birth. Everyone is doing well and feel very blessed to be able to enjoy time together as a family. 
Submitted: November 2, 2009

Chris Gochis — Northbrook, Ill.,and Sylvia (Thompson) Gochis '00, proudly announce the birth of their son Peter Christos. Peter was born on June 17, 2009 and joins big sisters Paige (4) and Sophia (2). 
Submitted: October 5, 2009

Jason Conforti — Knoxville, Tenn., and his wife, Melissa (Klag) Conforti '00, along wih big brother, Dominic, welcomed a baby boy, Luca Michael, into the family on Nov. 5, 2008. 
Submitted: January 8, 2009

Andrew Kelly — Grayslake, Ill, and his wife, April, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Andrew, on Oct. 8, 2008 in Lake Forest, Ill. 
Submitted: December 3, 2008

Beth Meier Modzelewski — Bartlett, Ill., and husband, Darren, announce the birth of their daughter, Katherine Emma, born on Sept. 19, 2008. 
Submitted: November 11, 2008

Britt Sagedal Devusic — Oak Creek, Wis., married Milan Devusic Nov. 3rd, 2007 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Milwaukee. The couple resides in Oak Creek. Both Milan and Britt work as physical therapists/athletic trainers. Carthage alumni who participated in the ceremony were Rebecca (Winden) Sagedal '97, and Brent Sagedal '95, of Kenosha. 
Submitted: September 19, 2008

Russ Nowak — Lockport, Ill., and his wife, Carrie (Buffa) Nowak '00, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Caitlynn Ann, on March 21, 2008 in Naperville, Ill. She joins big sister Corinne, 2. 
Submitted: June 30, 2008

Chris Gochis — Northbrook, Ill., and wife Sylvia are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Sophia Lynne. She was born on October 27, 2007. Sophia joins her big sister Paige. 
Submitted: May 14, 2008

Ryan Foltyniewicz — Apple Valley, Minn., andDarcy (Allen) Foltyniewicz are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Sophia. She was born March 9, 2008, and is never short on hugs and kisses from her big brothers Zachary and Landon. 
Submitted: March 16, 2008

Melissa (Harris) Davidson — Racine, Wis., and husband Tony are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Blake Jay Davidson. He was born Jan. 28, 2008 in Racine. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. 
Submitted: February 22, 2008

Nicole Fredericks Stauffacher — Naperville, Ill., married Tim Stauffacher on May 5, 2007 in Racine, Wis. Wedding attendants included Sylvia (Thompson) Gochis '00, Courtney (Halleck) Filippis '00, Kathy (Kehl) Rodewald '00, Monique (Falagario) Kastein '00, Gina (Stauffacher) Les '00, Tom Les '00, Danielle (Fredericks) Stindle '98, Greg Fredericks '02, and Melissa (Fredericks) Mendez '04. Tim and Nikki are happily expecting their first child in early August.  
Submitted: February 21, 2008

Bradley George Filippis
Bradley George Filippis

Terry Filippis — Kenosha, Wis., and Courtney Filippis announce the birth of their second son Bradley George Filippis on April 16, 2007. 
Submitted: January 28, 2008

Ariana Miller — Altamonte Springs, Fla., married Michael Detert on April 28, 2007 in Celebration, Fla. The wedding party included Melissa Lowe '00, Jamie Piette '00, and Beth Modzeleski (Meier) '00. Ariana is a Child and Family Counselor for Seminole Community Mental Health Center. 
Submitted: January 25, 2008

Lisa Lieske — Milwaukee, Wis., Lisa Lieske married Joe Stribl on Sept. 14, 2007 at Lake Park Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. The wedding party included Sheryl Spensley '00, and Jenelle Montague '02. Kelly (Flemming '00) Schmitt was a personal attendant and Sara (Vavra '00) Suder read scripture at the wedding. The wedding reception was held at the Milwaukee County Zoo. 
Submitted: January 14, 2008

Richard Kopec — Villa Park, Ill., and Kimberly (Wayland) Kopec are proud to announce the birth of a son, Blake Alexander Kopec. Blake was born on Oct. 14, 2007 in Elmhurst, Ill. Big sister, Kyra is very excited to have a brother and they can't wait to meet mom, dad, Carthage alumni, friends, and deerstand members' kids this spring. 
Submitted: December 14, 2007

Tammylynne Jonas — Germantown, Wis., has been appointed to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau. Tammylynne is currently the director of credit operations for Kohl's Department Stores, headquartered in Menomonee Falls. In that capacity, Jonas directs the operations teams responsible for systems, project management and customer correspondence. Tammylynne has spent the last five years at Kohl's and was previously employed by Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). She holds an Executive MBA from Marquette University. 
Submitted: November 12, 2007

Russ Nowak — Lockport, Ill., and Carrie (Buffa) Nowak '00 are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Corrine Christina. She was born on May 5, 2006 in Naperville, Ill. Her uncle, Ron Nowak '00 is one of her godfathers. 
Submitted: November 9, 2007

Francieska Maria Poulos
Francieska Maria Poulos

Bernadette (Talaga) Poulos — Palos Hills, Ill., and husband Peter proudly present their daughter, born on Nov. 10, 2006. Bernadette is working as an English teacher at Reavis High School. 
Submitted: September 29, 2007

Sara Vavra Studer — Joliet, Ill., married Chris Studer on Oct. 27, 2006 at Peace Lutheran Church in New Lenox, Ill. Sara is currently teaching third grade at Prairie Point Elementary School in Oswego, Ill., while Chris is a financial advisor for National Life Financial Alliance in Chicago. The wedding party included Jackie (Priewe) Basso '00, Karissa Paulsen '00, and personal attendant Jessica Bogie '00. Kristi Robertson '00 was also a scriptural reader at the wedding. The happy couple is currently residing in Joliet. 
Submitted: June 20, 2007

Marc Brash — Chicago, Wis., and Megan Brash are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Abigail. She was born Sept. 27, 2006.  
Submitted: March 12, 2007

Russ Nowak — Lockport, Ill., and Carrie Buffa '00, were married May 27, 2005. Ron Nowak '00 was best man. Russ is a high school physical education teacher and Carrie works for a mortgage lender. 
Submitted: March 1, 2007

Brian Bobinski — Green Bay, Wis., and Jill (Stein) Bobinski '01, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Thomas John, on Sept. 24, 2006. Brian coaches boys and girls varsity golf at Notre Dame Academy. His 2006 girls team won the WIAA State Championship and set state and school records. This is also his first year as the head basketball coach.  
Submitted: February 21, 2007

Teri Green — Belgium, Wis., and William Tiedt announce their engagement. Teri is program coordinator for the Hospitalist program at the Medical College of Wisconsin. William works for Crabel Capital Management, LLC in Milwaukee as the head of equity trading. A July 14, 2007 wedding is planned at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Mich.  
Submitted: January 23, 2007

April Jones Whitford — North Charleston, S.C., and her husband Grant announce the birth of their daughter, Loryn Elizabeth, on Sept. 10, 2006. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.  
Submitted: January 14, 2007

Lise Morris McCarthy — Winthrop Harbor, Ill., and husband Dana were married in Palatine, Ill., on July 12, 2003. Dana teaches seventh grade in Winthrop Harbor. Lise is the director of a day care center in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Dana and Lise announce the birth of their daughter, MaggieMae Ruth on April 21, 2006.  
Submitted: December 8, 2006

Jennifer Harbron Barnhardt — Comstock Park, Mich., and husband Greg announce the birth of their son, Luke Gregory, on Aug. 2, 2006. Luke joins his big brother Owen, 2.  
Submitted: September 8, 2006

Lydia Wilhelmi Chartre — Oconomowoc, Wis., and husband Mark announce the birth of their daughter, Sydney Eileen, on May 19, 2006. Lydia is an attorney at Potric and Stocking S.C. in Milwaukee. 
Submitted: September 8, 2006

Ariana Miller — Orlando, Fla. Graduted in May with her Master's in Social Work from the University of Central Florida. She is a counselor with Children's Home Society in Orlando, Fla. 
Submitted: September 3, 2006

Jason (Beddigs) Beddigs — Naperville, Ill., and Kimberly Steffa announce their engagement. Kimberly is a manager for Ann Taylor Loft in Naperville, Jason is an outside sales representative for United Rentals in Mokena, Ill. The couple has planned a June 16, 2007 wedding, and plans to honeymoon in St. Lucia. Carthage members of the wedding party will be Chris Beddigs '96, Todd Zook '01, Matthew Wittrup '02, and Joseph Temple '03.  
Submitted: August 19, 2006

Amy Hanson Fay — Palatine, Ill., and husband Kevin announce the birth of their daughter, Riley Anne, on May 22, 2006. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.  
Submitted: June 27, 2006

Ryan Foltyniewicz — Apple Valley, Minn., and wife Darcy announce the birth of their son, Landon Thomas, on May 28, 2006. Landon joins big brother Zachary.  
Submitted: June 19, 2006

Lindsay Lawson — Kenosha, Wis., gave birth to a boy, Liam Tyler on Sept. 30, 2005. Lindsay currently works for Randstad USA in Gurnee, Ill. as an agent.  
Submitted: June 6, 2006

Jennifer Garrison Shrader — Ottawa, Ill., and husband Robert announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Lyn, on Jan. 26, 2006.  
Submitted: May 19, 2006

Sara Vavra — Joliet, Ill., is currently teaching third grade in Oswego, Ill. She recently became engaged to Christopher Studer of Joliet. They are eagerly anticipating their wedding this coming October.  
Submitted: May 1, 2006

Wendy Todryk Murray — Bolingbrook, Ill., received a Master's in Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Administration from Benedictine University in fall 2005. She was recently named lead community relations coordinator for Advocate Health Centers.  
Submitted: January 5, 2006

Jackie Priewe Basso — Lake Geneva, Wis., married Josh Basso on June 25, 2005 in Lake Geneva. Classmates Sara Vavra '00, Jessica Bogie '00, and Karissa Paulson '00, were in the wedding party. Josh and Jackie work for Basso Builders in Lake Geneva.  
Submitted: October 11, 2005

Sylvia (Thompson) Gochis — Arlington Heights, Ill., and Chris Gochis '00, announce the birth of their daughter, Paige Elizabeth, on July 18, 2005. She was 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long.  
Submitted: October 7, 2005

Shauna Olson Adler — Minnetonka, Minn., Shauna (Olson) Adler '00, and husband Eric announce the birth of their daughter, Vienna Grace Irene on April 10, 2005.  
Submitted: October 7, 2005

Ellen (Hanzalik) Meo — Round Lake, Ill., and husband Nick Meo '01, announce the adoption of their son Christopher John from Seoul, South Korea on May 21, 2005.  
Submitted: October 7, 2005

Herbie Leong — Oak Creek, Wis., and wife, Karryn (Raether) '01, announce the birth of their son, Isaac Wai, on May 28, 2005. He weighed six pounds, four ounces, and was 20 inches long. 
Submitted: June 21, 2005

Brandi Smith Jenkins — New York, N.Y., announces the birth of her daughter, Breyah, on Dec. 11, 2003. She would also like to announce her wedding on Dec. 9, 2004. She is expecting another child, son Joseph Jr. Brandi now works for a consulting company in New York. 
Submitted: June 21, 2005

Jason Ehrick — Lexington, Ky., and Robin Hickok '01, are pleased to announce their engagement. Jason has recently completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Kentucky. He is currently a senior scientist at Schering-Plough Research Institute working in pharmaceutical development and inhalation delivery technologies in Union, N.J. Robin is currently a doctoral candidate in chemistry at the University of Kentucky. The wedding is being planned for July 8, 2006. 
Submitted: June 21, 2005

Monica Schisler Bizelli — St. Louis, Mo., and husband Mike, announce the birth of their son, Colby Anthony, on Feb. 8, 2005. 
Submitted: June 15, 2005

Richard Kopec — Villa Park, Ill., and wife, Kim (Wayland) '00, announce the birth of their daughter, Kyra Lynne, on May 26, 2005. She was born weighing eight pounds, four ounces, and was 21 and a half inches long. 
Submitted: June 8, 2005

Soterios Filippis — Kenosha, Wis., and wife, Courtney (Halleck) '02, announce the birth of their son, Tyson Jack, on May 30, 2005. 
Submitted: June 7, 2005

Amy O'Bryan — Kenosha, Wis., has joined the actuarial, compliance, and conversion department of Great-West Life and Annuity Insurance Co. She helping oversee and set up pension plans from a newly acquired company called Metavante. Amy will be in charge of setting up and administering over 1,600 plans. She is also living with Paul Compton of Racine, Wis., who plans on adopting her daughter, Alexandra 'Lexi' Lynn Aiello. The two are planning on getting married but are not formally engaged as of yet. Paul works for Daimler Chrysler in Kenosha. 
Submitted: May 31, 2005

Thomas Warman — Chicago, Ill., has accepted a position as an associate attorney at the Chicago loop law firm of Figliulo & Silverman, P.C. Mr. Warman will concentrate his practice in the areas of business litigation, professional liability defense, and securities litigation. He had previously been employed as an associate attorney at the Chicago firm of Kelly, Olson, Michod, DeHaan & Richter, L.L.C. 
Submitted: April 18, 2005

Amy Hanson Fay — Palatine, Ill., and her husband Kevin announce the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Marie, Nov. 8, 2004. 
Submitted: February 10, 2005

Matt West — Lombard, Ill., and his wife Brook (Pendleton '00) announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Joy, Jan. 4, 2005. She was 8 pounds, 4 ounces. 
Submitted: January 21, 2005

Kristen Yost — Redgranite, Wis., married Travis Whitney Oct. 2. Lise (Morris) McCarthy '00, was the matron of honor. Kristen works as a laboratory coordinator for FOTODYNE Inc., Hartland, Wis., and Travis is employed by Hooper Corporation, Madison, Wis. Kristen previously lived in Fond du Lac, Wis. 
Submitted: October 14, 2004

Jennifer Merrill Schuman — Zion, Ill., and her husband Michael announce the birth of their son, Kyle Matthew, April 7. 
Submitted: September 27, 2004

Tammylynne Jonas — Albertville, Minn., has been promoted to a credit manager at the Kohl's Corporate Office. Ms. Jonas joined Kohl's in 2001 and previously served a systems assistant manager and a training supervisor. She worked for Accenture for two years prior to joining Kohl's. 
Submitted: August 21, 2004

Kristi DeKezel Possin — Colona, Ill., married Simon Possin, Oct. 12, 2002. The wedding party included Michelle Evans '01, and Susan Peiffer '02. The Possins also announce the birth of their first child, Madeline Rose, Aug. 29, 2003. 
Submitted: August 9, 2004

Jeremy Pilch — New York, N.Y., graduated summa cum laude from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in May. He has accepted a position as an assistant men's designer for Calvin Klein Jeans in New York City. In January, Mr. Pilch was a recipient of a Young Men's Design Association Scholarship and was the student speaker at the Gala Dinner at the Marriott Marquee in Times Square. He addressed industry professionals and spoke about his career and the road to becoming a member of the New York designing community. Mr. Pilch also was featured in the Feb. 2004 issue of MR magazine as part of their feature on Design Voices of the Future. 
Submitted: June 23, 2004

Jennifer Harbron Barnhardt — Comstock Park, Mich., and her husband Greg announce the birth of their son, Owen Christopher, April 13. 
Submitted: May 19, 2004

Molly Kramer — Las Vegas, Nev., graduated from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minn., in May. She will have taken the Nevada Bar Exam by the time this issue of the Carthaginian is published. 
Submitted: May 6, 2004

Connie Schultz Dues — Racine, Wis., and her husband Steve announce the birth of their son, Spencer John, Nov. 17, 2003. Connie is a social worker for Sheridan Medical Complex.  
Submitted: February 13, 2004

Richard Kopec — Norridge, Ill., and Kim Wayland, Naperville, Ill., announce their engagement. The wedding will take placed July 24, 2004, at Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills, Ill. 
Submitted: January 6, 2004

Monica Schisler Bizelli — St Louis, Mo., married Mike Bizelli on Sept. 13, 2000. 
Submitted: December 5, 2003

April Jones Whitford — Charleston, S.C., married Grant Whitford on Sept. 20, the wedding party included Karen Olson '99. Grant is an alumni of The Citadel. 
Submitted: November 17, 2003

Melissa Lea Klag — Knoxville, Tenn., married Jason Allen Conforti '01, on July 4. The wedding party included Jennifer Garrison '00, Gene Hendricks '00, James Elliott '01, Jeffrey Salas '03, and Jenna Conforti '02. 
Submitted: October 8, 2003

Kevin Burris — Round Lake, Ill., is a firefighter and paramedic in Round Lake, Ill. 
Submitted: September 16, 2003

Thomas Warman — Chicago, Ill., has been hired as an associate attorney at the Chicago Loop firm of Kelly, Olson, Michod, DeHaan & Richter, L.L.C. Tom graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2003 and will work in the area of commercial litigation. 
Submitted: September 16, 2003

Lydia Wilhelmi — Waukesha, Wis., graduated from Marquette University Law School in May, 2003. Lydia is employed as an associate at the law firm of Petrie & Stocking, S.C., in Milwaukee, Wis. 
Submitted: September 15, 2003

Beth Meier — Glendale Heights, Ill., married Darren Modzelewski on Nov. 16, 2002 in Janesville, Wis. The wedding party included Olivia Alger '99, Kimberly Wayland '00, Richard Kopec '00, and Ariana Miller '00. Beth received her master's degree in occupational therapy in Dec. 2002 and is working in pediatrics with Easter Seals in Elgin, Ill. Darren is a quality manager for a manufacturing company.  
Submitted: June 30, 2003

Thomas Hargett — Siloam Springs, Ariz., and wife Kristen announce the birth of their son, Matthew Thomas, Feb. 5. Tom and Kristen are currently graduate students at John Brown University. Tom is pursuing a dual master's degree in marriage & family therapy and community counseling. 
Submitted: June 11, 2003

Chris Gochis — Arlington Heights, Ill., married Sylvia Thompson '00, on May 3. The ceremony took place at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. Gina (Stauffacher) Les '00, was the Matron of Honor. The wedding party also included Todd Rose '01, Kathy (Kehl) Rodewald '00, Courtney (Halleck) Filippis '02, Monique Falagario '00, and Nicole Fredericks '00. 
Submitted: May 16, 2003

Dean Muthig — Clintonville, Wis., and wife Kara announce the birth of their son, Gavin Joseph, July 20, 2002.  
Submitted: May 9, 2003

Christopher Bergschneider — Dunlap, Ill., is in his third year of teaching history at Argentina-Oreana High School, Agentina, Ill. He recently was named head coach of the mens varsity basketball team. 
Submitted: February 3, 2003

Terry Filippis — Kenosha, Wis., and Courtney Halleck '02, were married on June 1 at St. James Church in Arlington Heights, Ill. The bridal party included Andy Boncher '99, Kevin Burris '00, Monique Falagario '00, Nicole Fredericks '00, Craig Papka '99, Kathy (Kehl '00) Rodewald, John Turco '00, Jeff Walker '00, and Chris Zack '00. Gina Stauffacher '00, and Sylvia Thompson '00, were readers. Rob Hakes '99, served as an usher. 
Submitted: July 3, 2002

Eric Witte — Mundelein, Ill., earned a master's degree in school psychology from Loyola University in May. He is pursuing an Ed.S., and is planning a career in school psychology. 
Submitted: July 1, 2002

Anthony Davidson — Kenosha, Wis., and Melissa (Harris) Davidson married on Aug. 11, 2001, and are living on Lake Michigan in Kenosha. Melissa is employed at St. Peter's Catholic School, and Anthony works for the MITEC Corporation. 
Submitted: June 19, 2002

Bradley Rudd — Orland Park, Ill., and Rebecca (Urban) Rudd were married on April 13 in a small ceremony in Orland Park. James Lochtefeld, associate professor of religion, Eric Anderson '99, Chandra Legue '99, and Jamie Anderson were in attendance. 
Submitted: June 19, 2002

Heidi Jugenitz — New Orleans, La., recently earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University, and currently is working with the West African Health Organization in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. 
Submitted: June 19, 2002

Kaethe Shunkwiler-Ward — Milwaukee, Wis., married Jonathan Ward on Oct. 27, 2001. The wedding party included Hannah Reinke '00, Kristin Malin '00, and Sarah Ostroski '00. Jonathan is a city planner for the city of West Allis, Wis. 
Submitted: June 19, 2002