Monday, April 4, 2005

World War II's impact on SCSU dominated the '40s. Even President George Selke served, and intercollegiate sports were cancelled. By the end of the decade, veterans and their families filled housing units nicknamed "vetville" and "fertile flats."

'48 Gloria (Jaunich) Fobbe, Princeton, MN, taught full-time for ten years, and substitute taught while raising four children. She still occasionally substitute teaches.

The '50s was a decade of frosh beanies, mixers and coffee at Almie's. The first annual bat census and a streak of conference basketball titles brought national attention. Tremendous growth was predicted as the teachers colleges were renamed state colleges.

'50 '54 Lambert Wenner, Salem, OR, enjoyed a long teaching career and is now retired from his most recent employment with the U.S. Forest Service, where he was the agency's first branch chief for the analysis of social impacts from agency programs and projects.

'54 '64 Burton Lundberg, New London, MN, is in his 70th year in dance music. He currently is a member of the Ancient Age Band.

'55 William Dunton, Apple Valley, CA, recently was reelected for another four year term on the Fullerton Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees after finishing his twelfth year on the Board.

'57 Andy Melrose, Charles City, IA, retired as owner of Melrose Insurance Center in 2000 after selling the company to his son. Melrose owned the company for 40 years. He taught and coached for three years before getting into the business.

'57 '63 David Christiansen, Haymarket, VA, is a living history volunteer at the Manassas National Battlefield in Virginia.

'58 Diane (Christensen) Melrose, Charles City, IA, taught from 1971 until she retired in 1999.

'58 '62 Vernal Lind, Battle Lake, MN, retired after teaching English for 36 years. He published his first novel, "Beyond Those Hills," in the spring of 2004. The novel received the Writer of the Year award from ACW Press at the Write to Publish Conference.

The '60s brought growth and evolution. Between a quiet beginning and the centennial celebration of 1969, an influx of baby boomers more than doubled enrollment. Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement fueled student protests, and 12 buildings opened, including the Atwood College Center.

'65 James Dickhausen, North St. Paul, MN, taught English and social studies in St. Paul Public Schools for 34 years, retiring in 1999. He celebrated 40 years of marriage in August, 2004 and toured Austria and Germany.

A decade of change and apathy for old ways, many traditions were dropped in the '70s, including the yearbook. In 1973 lack of interest led to no homecoming queen. In 1975 we became a university, and by the end of the decade international programs had been initiated in five countries.

'72 '98 Wendie (Moore) Anderson, Mora, MN, was selected "2004 Minnesota's National Distinguished Principal" by MESPA (Minnesota Elementary School Principal Association). She taught elementary school for 27 years for the Dassel Cokato School District before becoming a principal at Trailview School in Mora.

'73 William Durbin, Tower, MN, recently authored "The Darkest Evening," a fast-paced adventure story. He also has written several books of historical fiction, including "The Broken Blade," which won the Great Lakes Booksellers Association Award and the Minnesota Book Award.

'73 William Sieben, Hastings, MN, has been selected for inclusion in the 2005-2006 "Best Lawyers in America" publication. Nationwide, less than 2% of all attorneys were selected for this honor. He is an attorney with Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A.

'75 Nancy Latini, Portland, OR, is an assistant superintendent for the Office of Student Learning and Partnerships at the Oregon Department of Education.

'77 Robert Evans, Shoreview, MN, is an electronics program director and instructor at Anoka Technical College. He biked the 52-mile jaunt from SCSU to Anoka Technical College with former Minnesota State Colleges and Universities trustee Robert Erickson last summer to raise awareness and funds for part-time student scholarships.

'77 '82 Debra Allyn, River Falls, WI, was promoted from associate professor to professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at UW- River Falls, where she teaches biomechanics and other theory courses, in June of 2004. She has given numerous national presentations and recently became an international speaker with topics related to integrating technology across the physical education teacher preparation curriculum.

'78 David Jensch, Esko, MN, is a member of the Professional/Alumni Advisory Committee established by the SCSU Department of Mass Communications.

'79 Anne Theis, Coppell, TX, Senior Director of Product Development at VHA,
a National health care alliance, has been named to the board of directors of the national Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, an affiliate society of the American Hospital Association.

Technology and the world beyond campus were evident in the '80s. The Campus Lab School turned into the Engineering and Computing Center. The first U.S. university theater troupe to perform in the People's Republic of China was SCSU's Wizard of Oz. Herb Brooks readied the hockey team for Division I.

'80 Margaret (Hauck) Hart, Maple Grove, MN, is a member of the Professional/Alumni Advisory Committee established by the SCSU Department of Mass Communications.

'80 Frances Nosbisch, Dubuque, IA, has been appointed assistant professor of theology at Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois.

'81 Victor Klimoski, St. Paul, MN, director of lifelong learning at St. John's University - Seminary, is the recipient of the 2005 Bishop Loras T. Lane Award presented by the seminary department of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). The award recognizes distinguished service to the Catholic seminaries of the United States.

'81 Duane Paulson, Stillwater, MN, has joined Gibson Guitar Corp. as President of Technology Strategy for Gibson Audio. Most recently he worked for GE Security (formerly Interlogix and ITI), where he was Vice President of Global Residential Marketing.

'82 Michael Skillrud, St. Paul, MN, is a member of the Professional/Alumni Advisory Committee established by the SCSU Department of Mass Communications.

'82 Kirk Zimmer, Sioux Falls, SD, has been employed by DAKOTACARE, South Dakota's largest health maintenance organization, since 1988. He recently was promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

'83 Brian Hart, Long Beach, CA, is the sales and marketing manager for Southern California and the Central Coast at Amtrak.

'83 Lori Long, St. Cloud, MN, is a member of the Professional/Alumni Advisory Committee established by the SCSU Department of Mass Communications.

'83 Perry Nouis, Colorado Springs, CO, retired from the United States Air Force as lieutenant colonel in a ceremony on Oct. 15. He completed a 22-year military career that featured overseas broadcasting and public affairs assignments in Germany and South Korea and deployment twice to the Middle East, most recently in 2003 where he was the first commander of American Forces Radio & Television Network-Iraq.

'84 Earl Kilian, Boise, ID, is the new general manager of Idaho IceWorld. He oversees facility operations and works closely with the 20-member IceWorld community advisory committee.

'84 Dennis Warner, Clearwater, MN, recently released a CD titled "Journey of the Soul" and published a children's book titled "Beads on One String." He performed a concert at SCSU in November, 2004.

'84 Robert Ziegler, Rockford, MN, was elected chairman of the Resource Training and Solutions Board of Directors. Ziegler, a retired elementary school principal, has served on the board of the educational service cooperative since 1999.

'85 Julie Miller-Hays, Andover, MN, was given a grant by the United Nations and the CRCA organization to train teachers, principals, medical staff and politicians on the Island of Cyprus on Best Practice Educational Strategies to include students with disabilities in regular school settings. She was asked back to train more Turkish and Greek professionals at the Fulbright Center in Cyprus. She was also invited to be on the board for the United Nations for the State of Minnesota, but declined to raise her two sons with husband Joe Hays. Julie continues to be a teacher in Minneapolis.

'85 David Stein, Green Bay, WI, is president of BankOne in Green Bay.

'86 John Drysdale, Minneapolis, MN, has been a loan officer since 1993 and has been at Summit Mortgage since 1996.

'86 Lynne (Cook) Osterman, New Hope, MN, joined Gray Plant Mooty's Minneapolis office as a lobbyist in the Governmental Relations Group focusing on bioscience, commerce, transportation, and health and human services. She also serves on the Northwest YMCA Board of Directors and the Good Samaritan Ambassador Advisory Board in New Hope.

'87 '92 Blair (Nelson) Sanford, Oregon, WI, is the director of MBA Career Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.

'88 Debra (Athey) Calvano, Williamstown, NJ, invented a door stopper called SoftStoppers™ that is available in select stores across the nation.

'88 '93 Stephen Ernest, St. Paul, MN, became Director of Financial Management (CFO) at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture in October, 2004.

'88 Nancy (Carroll) Larson, Dassel, MN, is a member of the Professional/Alumni Advisory Committee established by the SCSU Department of Mass Communications.

'89 Shannon (Pearson) Headley, Clear Lake, MN, has published an elementary school education book titled "Writing Organizers," which focuses on developing student paragraph writing in grades 3 - 6 through a variety of writing exercises.

'89 Lisa (Kubinski) Saline, Minneapolis, MN, is founder and president of United Performing Association, Inc. (UPA). She coordinates cheer & dance events around the USA and world-wide, including UPA AmeriCup, one of the country's largest national championships that brings more than 10,000 people to Minneapolis annually.

'89 '98 Lisa (Nuehring) Beckenbaugh, Fairfax, VA, graduated with a Ph.D from University of Arkansas in 2002 and was awarded a fellowship with the Department of Defense, POW/MIA Personnel Office doing historical research on WWII POW/MIAs.

The '90s brought record enrollments and a proliferation of international students as SCSU celebrated its 125th anniversary. The Beehive was abuzz with student computer projects, and by mid-decade 16 national accreditations heralded program quality. The Vanguard student host group was launched.

'91 Terry (Herman) Hauptman, St. Cloud, MN, has written a new book published by North Star Press titled "On Hearing Thunder," a collection of poems with full color, songline scroll paintings and a CD. Painter/poet Hauptman also is an adjunct professor in art history and the honors program at SCSU. She has a master's degree in poetry from the University of New Mexico and a doctorate from Ohio University.

'91 Steven Larson, Ellicott City, MD, retired from the Navy after 30 years of active duty and has accepted a position as an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton.

'92 David Anderson, Minneapolis, MN, is business development director for Anderson Builders in St. Louis Park. He previously held a similar position with Kraus-Anderson in Minneapolis.

'93 Chad Carlson, St. Cloud, MN, formerly with DSU Consultants in St. Cloud, is the land development coordinator with Lumber One Construction in Avon.

'93 Kristine Kosloske, Chicago, IL, started her own company, Hot Off the Presses PR, Inc. and owns investment real estate.

'94 Joel Burklund, Milaca, MN, is an aviation program instructor at Anoka Technical College. He biked the 52 mile jaunt from St. Cloud State University to Anoka Technical College with former Minnesota State Colleges and Universities trustee Robert Erickson last summer to raise awareness and funds for part-time student scholarships.

'94 John Zanmiller, West St. Paul, MN, was sworn in as mayor of West St. Paul, MN in January. He was formerly vice president of the St. Paul Regional Water Services Board of Commissioners, and a career probation/parole officer with Hennepin County.

'96 Christine Dufour, St. Paul, MN, was recently hired as the Bloomington School District communications coordinator.

'96 Beth Lewandowski, Waite Park, MN, has been promoted to lead forecaster at Meteorlogix in Burnsville. She has forecasted around the world, including written forecasts for TV stations in Poland and Spain.

'96 Michelle (Thelen) Margraf, Chaska, MN, transferred to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Chanhassen in January 2004 and serves as a meteorologist-forecaster.

'96 Michael Schreiner, Garfield, MN, served as a conference organizer for the Minnesota Planning Annual Conference held in Alexandria in September.

'96 Vangie (Thompson) Schueller, Sauk Rapids, MN, is the new fundraising coordinator for the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation in Owatonna.
Previously she served as a housing specialist for United Migrant Opportunity Services in St. Cloud.

'97 Anita Montag, Foley, MN, designed a new granite sculpture on display outside of Atwood Memorial Center on the SCSU campus.

'98 Kari (Anfenson) Bristol, Columbia Heights, MN, is teaching biology at Columbia Heights High School and will complete her master's degree in 2005.

'98 Wayne Hurley, Fergus Falls, MN, served as a conference organizer for the Minnesota Planning Annual Conference held in Alexandria in September.

'98 Kyle Ward, Terre Haute, IN, is an assistant professor of history/political science at Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN. He has published two books: "In the Shadow of Glory: The Thirteenth Minnesota in the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars, 1898-1899" and "History Lessons: How Textbooks from Around the World Portray US History." He is working on his next book and completing work on his dissertation for a doctorate in social studies curriculum and instruction at Indiana State University.

'98 '01 Stephanie (Wellman) Marsh, Carlton, MN, earned a master's of education through St. Mary's University of Minnesota in May, 2004. She currently is a secondary science teacher at Moose Lake High School.

'99 Heidi (Scherer) Schilawski, Moore, OK, is in graduate school at the University of Oklahoma and is a graduate teaching assistant.

Dedication of the new learning resources center in 2000 ushered in the new millennium. A remodeled Lawrence Hall was turned into a residence hall for 50 American and 50 international roommates. After 67 years of football at Selke Field, SCSU opened a new domed stadium and rec center on campus.

'00 Sheila O'Bryan, Eagan, MN, is now a planner for the Twin Cities suburb of Eagan.

'00 Carol Russell, Brainerd, MN, is a member of the Professional/Alumni Advisory Committee established by the SCSU Department of Mass Communications.

'00 Sarah Schield, Hopkins, MN, is now a planner II with Landform, a planning consulting firm in Minneapolis. She had been a city planner for the city of Osseo.

'00 Shane Swanke, Rosemount, MN, is co-founder of Swanke Financial Group, which offers a wide range of investment products.

'00 Gregory Wagner, Fergus Falls, MN, is now city planner for the city of Baxter after serving in the military in Bosnia.

'01 Holly Brisk, Little Falls, MN, is an environmental assistant with Bauerly Brothers Construction in Sauk Rapids.

'01 Keli Larson Flewell, Ault, CO, was recently accepted into the speech communication master's program at Colorado State.

'01 Nicole Peterson, Ely, MN, formerly with the city of Shakopee, is now planner II with the city of Brooklyn Park.

'02 Leslie Andres, Selangor, Malaysia, a New Straits Times defence and crime reporter, was named Best Newspaper Journalist at Malaysia's inaugural Defence Media Awards 2003.

'02 Angela Bennett, Slinger, WI, took top honors in the Thomas Tang Moot Court Regional Competition at the Hamline University School of Law, where she is a student. She advanced to the national competition.

'02 Krista Novack, Minneapolis, MN, was promoted to community planning manager for Town & Country Homes in Eden Prairie.

'02 Nancy Rohlik, Sauk Rapids, MN, works with Tri-CAP (Tri County Action Program) as an administrative assistant. The program serves Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties.

'02 Jill Spiczka, Maple Grove, MN, is a staff auditor at Boulay, Heutmaker, Zibell & Co. P.L.L.P. (BHZ).

'03 Nathan Bouvet, La Quinta, CA, is assistant planner for the city of Desert Hot Springs, California, located 120 miles south of Los Angeles. Previously he held a similar position for the city of Chanhassen.

'03 Scott Bushee, Fairbanks, AK, manages a Wal-Mart in Alaska.

'03 Amanda (Culp) Larson, Elk River, MN, was promoted to Youth Development Director at the Ridgedale YMCA.

'03 Steven Malvig, St. Cloud, MN, recently completed the Basic Surface Warfare Officers Course at the Surface Warfare Officers School Command in Newport, R.I.

'03 Kristi Michelson, Madison, WI, recently became a city ambassador for the Middleton Chamber of Commerce.

'03 Ali Shireh, St. Cloud, MN, is working as a career planner for the Sherburne-Benton Counties Employment & Training Council in St. Cloud.

'03 Maria (Schoeck) Swanke, Rosemount, MN, is a kindergarten teacher at St. Paul's Lutheran in Prior Lake.

'03 Julie (Haney) Williams, Sioux Falls, SD, is building a financial planning practice for Waddell and Reed in Sioux Falls.

'03 Emily (Reinking) Zoellner, Otsego, MN, is the general manager for a 61- room Timm Hotel Group in Rogers, MN. She previously worked as an office manager for Midas for seven years.

'04 Carissa Koll, Cherry Hill, NJ, is the planning & zoning administrator for the city of Cherry Hill, N.J., located in suburban Philadelphia.

'04 Ryan Lunderby, Eden Prairie, MN, is a development associate for Dominium Development & Acquisition, LLC at the company offices in Plymouth.

'04 Jonathan Noerenberg, Winsted, MN, is working on his master's degree in urban planning at Minnesota State University - Mankato.

'04 Jeffrey Winter, Mound, MN, works for State Farm Insurance Lloyd Griep Agency in Delano and sells all of State Farm's products.

'04 Jill Wolf, Adrian, MN, is the new Director of Economic Development for the city of Luverne, where one of her first duties is to organize a Luverne Downtown Association.

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