Business promotions

Monday, October 11, 2004

Mary (Ghostley) Wesp, Anoka, MN, is a kindergarten teacher at a private school in Anoka.

'37 Paul Bixby, State College, PA, is an active resident of the Foxdale Village Retirement Community.

'54 LeRoy Poganski, St. Cloud, MN, was a senior partner at Kern, DeWenter, Viere (KDV) CPA Firm until he retired in 1990.

'55 Donavan Roelofs, Midlothian, VA, has written two historical novels - "A Long Tall Road" and "Two Roads from Yesterday." Two of his books of poetry, "Images from the Road" and "Shadows from the Road," also are now available for purchase.

'57 Michael Schmitz, Osseo, MN, received a master of arts degree in Bible and theology from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology in May 1999. He was ordained to the ministry in May 1999.

'63 Elizabeth (Woeste) Fossum, Golden Valley, MN, recently retired after 36 years with Catholic Charities in St. Paul. She was recognized for her career-long commitment to Catholic Charities and its clients with the dedication of an engraved block in her honor placed within a glass wall in the Seton Services reception area.

'65 Kay (Rodberg) Fredericks, North Oaks, MN, is founder, president and CEO of TREND, a company that designs, manufactures, and internationally distributes award-winning educational products that encourage creative thinking and learning in children of all ages. The company recently donated six semi-truck loads of learning products valued at over $875,000 to Feed The Children's Kids School Basics program.

'65 David Meaney, Granite Bay, CA, retired from his 15-year post as Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools, and more than 39 years in California public education, in July. His contributions to education were recently recognized with the naming of the David P. Meaney Education Center.

'69 Bonnie (Young) Johnson, Eden Prairie, MN, was chosen as American Association for Health Education (AAHE) Health Education Professional of the Year for the K-12 category. The annual award is presented to one person who has made substantial contributions to the profession as a practitioner.

'71 Thomas Keating, Foley, MN, was named Minnesota Teacher of the Year for 2004. He teaches at Turning Point Alternative School in the Monticello School District.

'73 '84 Kenneth Czech, St. Cloud, MN, received his Ed.D. from St. Mary's University in June.

'74 Dennis Holland, Sartell, MN, CLU, ChFC, REBC, RHU, of the Minnesota Business Center of the Principal Financial Group, has been named the company's National Producer of the Year.

'77 Michael Paul, Portland, OR, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Portland Center Stage, the city's largest professional theater.

'83 Ralph Talbot, Anoka, MN, was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in May 2004 after completing studies at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas.

'84 Carol (Knutson) Bergeron, Minneapolis, MN, is co-owner and business manager of Babble-On Recording Studios in downtown Minneapolis.

'86 Bonnie Henrickson, Lawrence, KS, who guided Virginia Tech to five NCAA appearances and went 158-62 during her seven seasons at the Big East school, is the new women's basketball coach at Kansas University.

'88 Maria Thompson, Shoreview, MN, is the Director of Communications at Luther Seminary. She received an Award of Excellence from the Religion Communicators Council for "God Could Use Someone Like You," the seminary's admissions CD-ROM.

'89 Sarah (Noerenberg) Smith, Howard Lake, MN, Community Development Director for the city of Mound, spoke to SCSU community development classes during the fall 2003 semester.

'89 John Sullivan, Cambridge, MN, is the new Director of Community Development for the city of Prior Lake. Previously he held a similar position with the city of Cambridge.

'90 Duane Pike, Lakeville, MN, earned a master of arts in police leadership, administration and education from the University of St. Thomas in December 2003. He was promoted to sergeant in the Eagan Police Department in June 2003.

'91 Steven Hanson, Chanhassen, MN, received his MBA from the University of Minnesota in 1999.

'93 Michael Petroske, Sartell, MN, is a successful mortgage officer. He also was named Minnesota Assistant High School Hockey Coach of the year last spring for his work coaching at St. Cloud Cathedral.

'93 Lisa (Blank) Pike, Lakeville, MN, is employed as a Senior Workforce Relations Consultant at Xcel Energy.

'93 Michael Worcester, Cokato, MN, is currently the director of the Cokato Museum & Akerlund Photo Studio in Cokato, MN. He has been director since 1996; his employment there dates back to 1993.

'93 Gerald Young, Northfield, MN, was promoted from associate professor to professor of physical education, athletics, and recreation at Carleton College.

'94 Anne Bisek, Fremont, CA, has written her dissertation on urban search and rescue teams who were deployed to New York following the 9/11 terrorist attack. Her internship was on the spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury units at a regional trauma center. She graduated with her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute in June 2004.

'94 William Schmidt, Becker, MN, has been employed at AbeTech for 10 years selling barcoding and related technology products.

'95 Heidi (Timmer) Peper, Clearwater, MN, is Community Development Manager for SEH Consulting in St. Cloud.

'96 Lisa (Voss) Graphenteen, Slayton, MN, is Deputy Director of Central Minnesota Housing Partnership in St. Cloud.

'96 Louis Lenzmeier, Plymouth, MN, was recently promoted from Senior Technical Writer to Tech Writing Team Leader for Achieve Healthcare Technologies in Eden Prairie.

'96 Jason Murray, Alexandria, MN, Executive Director of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Authority, spoke to SCSU community development classes during the fall 2003 semester.

'96 Anita (Forst) Rasmussen, Sartell, MN, Director of Planning & Community Development for the city of Sartell, made a presentation at the Stearns History Museum on "Planning for a Changing Community" in March 2004.

'96 Robert St. Pierre, St. Paul, MN, purchased the Waterloo Bucks baseball team in Waterloo, IA, as a member of the seven-person Twin Sports Group. He is currently the director of public relations for a national non-profit conservation organization, Pheasants Forever.

'97 Robin (Dingmann) Dolbow, St. Paul, MN, Director of Planning & Community Development for the city of Sartell, made a presentation at the Stearns History Museum on "Planning for a Changing Community" in March.

'98 Angela (Marthaler) Berg, St. Cloud, MN, was recently promoted to Land Use Division Supervisor for Stearns County Environmental Services in St. Cloud.

'98 Katie Boyce, Lafayette, IN, has been appointed to direct the Freshman Engineering Honors Program in Purdue University's School of Engineering. The program attracts approximately 200 incoming freshman engineering students a year.

'98 Kevin Flewell, Ault, CO, was recently accepted into the speech communication master's program at Colorado State.

'98 Wade Kline, Fargo, ND, Community Planner for the Fargo- Moorhead Council of Governments, spoke to SCSU community development classes during the Fall 2003 semester.

<< Previous  |  Contents  |  Next >>