Business, Promotion & Graduation
Wednesday, February 2, 2000
1965 - 1980
Gary Agren '65, Blue Earth, MN, nominated for the 1999 Teacher of the Year Award.
Bob Laubach '67, Black River Falls, WI, executive director of Catholic Residential Services Inc. based in La Crosse.
Donald Hazeman '68, Bemidji, MN, nominated for the 1999 Teacher of the Year Award.
Charlotte Dahl Hass '70, Roseau, MN, nominated for the 1999 Teacher of the Year Award.
John Wolak '70, Aldrich, MN, nominated for the 1999 Teacher of the Year Award.
Bill Kemp '78, St. Cloud, MN, project manager at Podawiltz Development Company.
Steven Monson '78, graduated from St. Thomas University with an MBA degree in June 1999.
Sharon Arndts Hobbs '80, St. Cloud, MN an officer of the Charter Commission for the City of St. Cloud, a member of the Board of Directors of the Forum of Executive Women, and a member of the St. Cloud Area Personnel Association.
1981 - 1985
Debora Boelz '81, Sartell, MN, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, elected chairwoman of Region IX National Professional Association Leadership Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Claudia Howe Monson '81, is coordinator for the South Chisago County Meals on Wheels program.
Kristine Smoley '81, St. Cloud, MN, customer service manager at Fingerhut.
Don Gadow '82, Annandale, MN, promoted to associate professor in the Winona State English Department. He will teach at Pudong Foreign Language School, a branch of Shanghai International University, located in Pudong New Area of Shanghai, China.
Brad Williams '83, Tokyo, Japan, currently assistant vice president/ country controller for Cargill Japan Ltd. has been in Japan for four years. Previously based in Singapore for seven years working as the regional internal audit manager and business process re-engineering coordinator for Cargill's operations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Doug Carter '85, Deephaven, MN, oral and maxillofacial surgeon and vice president of Affiliated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Gary Weckwerth '85, Sioux Falls, SD, vice president of business development for Lund Title Guaranty Company in Sioux Falls. He is also executive vice president and minority owner of the Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey Club of the United States Hockey League. He was named one of the ten Outstanding Young South Dakotans by the South Dakota State Jaycees.
Beth Grover Wiederholt '85, Shoreview, MN, named associate counsel at Minnesota Life Insurance Company.
1986 - 1990
Rodney Rassman '86, Waconia, MN, reporter, KSTP-TV Channel 5, received an Emmy at the 41st Annual Regional Emmy Awards Dinner and Ceremony in Chicago last month, for Feature Series, Hard News: "Tori's Story" and New Reporter, Composite.
Amy Bessel Busch '87, Clear Lake, MN, nominated for the 1999 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award.
Edward J. Crane III, Ph.D. '87, Salisbury, MD, 1999 Distinguished Faculty Award Winner at Salisbury State University in Maryland.
John Keogh '87, St. Louis Park, MN, Target Corporation, logistics executive.
Susan Carlberg Rynda '87, Montgomery, MN, promoted to director of Le Sueur County Department of Human Services.
Thomas F. Ackley '88, Bellevue, NE, graduated cum laude from Creighton University School of Law on May 15th 1999. He was Editor in Chief of the Creighton Law Review and was selected as Class Speaker for the Law School Hooding Ceremony. He will be practicing law in Omaha, NE, at the firm of Koley, Jessen, Daubman & Rupiper.
Mike Hall '88, Ann Arbor, MI, is in his last year of ophthalmology residency at the University of Michigan.
William M. Krahling '88, Fort Lee, VA, human resource manager for the US Army Quartermaster Corps, in the office of the Quartermaster General. Selected for Major in the 1999 US Army Major Board.
John J. Murray '88, Eden Prairie, MN, executive producer for KMSP TV.
Christine A. Welch '88, Rochester, MN, scientific illustrator/computer graphics artist, Mayo Clinic Rochester. Producing graphics for satellite broadcasts in the electronic media. In 1999 won Rochester button logo contest where buttons, Pepsi cans, and promotional materials were produced with her design.
Tom W. Brown '89, Austin, MN, promoted to supervisor of compensation with the Hormel Foods Corporation.
Jan Brey Clare '89, Champlin, MN, working for Lutheran Brotherhood Security Corp in the Mutual Fund Division. Specializes in Qualified Retirement Plans.
Gregory I. Nelson '89, Mound, MN, elected principle of the Olsen Thielen & Co., Ltd. , Certified Public Accountants & Consultants.
Mark J. Heurung '90, St. Cloud, MN, insurance agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Baird, sold almost $8 million in insurance, receiving the Emerald Award.
Scott Massmann '90, Monticello, MN, nominated 1999 MN Teacher of the Year for Annandale District.
1991 - 1995
Steven W. Hoffman '91, Le Center, MN, currently employed as a credit specialist with Cargill Hybrid Seeds, a division of Cargill, Inc.
Brenda Bauer Schermerhorn '91, St. Cloud, MN, community marketing manager for Bremer.
Linda M. Thorstad '91, St. Paul, MN, defended her Ph.D. dissertation. Received her doctoral degree in Geography on May 14, 1999, from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.
Lisa Blomeke Unruh '91, St. Paul, MN, accepted a sales position with Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
Christine Hierlmaier Nelson '92, Red Wing, MN, founder of Expressive Ink, an independent writing firm providing writing services from news and magazine journalism to corporate and non-profit projects.
Victoria Johannes Schmitz '92 '94, Elk River, MN, promoted regional director at The Village Family Service Center.
Jeff Alan Vizenor '92, Winona, MN, head coach of women's hockey team at St. Mary's University.
Derrick J. Doerr '93, Monticello, MN, received a scholarship and a fellowship to attend the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Currently at the University of Minnesota pursuing a joint degree in Law and Public Policy at the U of M Law School and the Hubert Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs.
Susan Lynn Fletcher Jacob '93, Rogers, MN, marketing manager for Pearl Baths.
Ross C. Megarry '93, Lakeville, currently working at Ecolab as a computer programmer.
Andrew E. Nelson '93, Red Wing, MN, director of bands for Red Wing High School.
Jarrod Peterson '93, Maple Grove, MN, promoted to director, North American Candidate Services for Sylvan Prometric in Edina.
Jouko Sipila '93, New York, associate in the Strategic Solutions Group, Insurance Industry, at Merrill Lynch.
Jennifer Sanderson Skifton '93, Savage, MN, received doctor of pharmacy degree from University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in June of 1999.
Scott Stage '93, Las Vegas, NV, received his master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in the summer of 1998 and is currently teaching 4th grade at Jack Dailey Elementary School in Las Vegas.
Brian Trebelhorn '93, Northfield, MN, promoted to international sales manager for Gemini Incorporated in Cannon Falls.
Wendy Trebelhorn '93, Northfield, MN, promoted to a team leader in a call center for Rust Consulting in Faribault.
Greg Blaisdell '94, Washington, promoted to senior national security analyst, test and evaluation in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.
Joanne Tichy '94, Maple Lake, MN, named marketing director for Central Roofing Company in Fridley.
Terese M Vander Eyk '94, St. Cloud, MN, works for RT Enterprises and is responsible for the accounting.
LeAnn Lorbiecki '95, St. Louis Park, MN, works for Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Inc. as a manager, Industry Relations.
Mollie Haspert Olson '95, Robbinsdale, MN, nglish teacher, Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis.
J.P. Schuchard Shelstad '95, Maple Grove, MN, compensation consultant for U.S. Bancorp, Minneapolis.
Marin Sween '95, Preston, recently graduated from Physical Therapy school at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. Currently working for RehabWorks doing contract therapy.
1996 - 1999
Christine DeZurik '96, St. Cloud, MN, employed by Marco as a copier inside sales representative.
Melissa Ellens '96, Yuma, AZ, employed by Yuma High School as an English teacher.
Keesha Gaskins '96, Bloomington, MN, graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in May 1999. Currently working as a law clerk for the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Fareed Guyot '96, Pullman, WA, local host for NPR's "All Things Considered" for Northwest Public Radio-a 12- station network serving Eastern Washington, Northeastern Oregon, and Northern Idaho. Part-time flight instructor.
Kaine A. Kerkoff '96, St. Paul, MN, started a master's program in Healthcare Administration at the University of Minnesota.
Michelle Thelen Margraf '96, Leesburg, VA, employed as a government meteorologist, promoted to forecaster in August 1999.
Nickolas John Tapio '96, St. Cloud, MN, employed by Annandale State Bank as a personal banker.
Scott Thyen '96, Sauk Rapids, MN, employed by Fingerhut as a network manager.
Melissa Pickar '96, Coon Rapids, MN, promoted to senior accountant and received CPA license in July.
Marta Hayden '97, Sioux Falls, SD, employed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions as a pre-school teacher.
Shannan Marie Henz '97, Pierz, MN, employed by ISD #484 Pioneer Elementary as a 2nd grade teacher.
Sue Moyer '97, Brooklyn Park, MN, consultant for Mary Kay and Creative Memories.
Heidi Terpstra Sedlacek '97, Richfield, MN, employed at LaBreche Murray Public Relations as an assistant account executive.
Jake Sedlacek '97, Richfield, MN, employed as a recreation programmer for the City of Burnsville.
Amy Vizenor Satterlee '97, Winona, MN, employed at St. Mary's University as a professor.
Jenny Rose Meyer Dold '98, Sauk Centre, MN, employed by Bankers Systems, Inc. as an associate software engineer.
Sheila Gottwalt '98, St. Cloud, MN, employed by Target as a manager and an executive team leader.
Paul Haffely '98, Richfield, MN, employed by Kavouras, Inc. as a meteorologist.
Stephen Henschell '98, Plymouth, MN, employed by Norstan as a regional sales representative.
Amy Pansier '98, Edina, MN, ticketing operations for Trilogy Tours a division of Hobbit Travel.
Steven J. Parker '98, Annapolis, MD, recently reported for duty at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Robin K. Anfinson '99, Spicer, MN, clerk, United States Postal Service.
Erik John Anderson '99, West Des Moines, IA, IT analyst, The Principal Financial Group.
Lorianne Lammert-Arndt '99, Coon Rapids, MN, classroom teacher, Minneapolis Public Schools.
Susan M. Bibeau '99, South Haven, MN, molecular biology technologist, Viromed Laboratories.
Keri Bunkers '99, Bloomington, MN, marketing analyst, Fingerhut Companies.
Heather Conway-Haehn '99, St. Cloud, MN, behavioral health associate, St. Cloud Hospital.
Christine Cramer '99, Waconia, MN, registered representative, First Investors.
Krista Currie '99, Pine City, MN, staff accountant, Ritchie, Luukkonen, Campbell and Company, Ltd.
Denise Dahmen '99, Pierz, MN, is attending UMD for graduate school for Speech-Language.
Heidi Daluge '99, St. Cloud, MN, social worker, Mille Lacs County.
Fred J. Deffinbaugh '99, Pierz, MN, Microsoft certified systems engineer.
Sandra J. Furman '99, Milaca, MN, coordinator, Milaca Area Learning Center, Milaca Public Schools.
Andrew Gasperlin '99, St. Cloud, MN, vice president, Gasperlin Insurance Agency.
Patty Hammer '99, Princeton, MN, special education teacher.
Brad Hammond '99, Andover, MN, financial information system analyst, 3M.
Brandy Collins Hauwiller '99, St. Cloud, MN, assistant protection manager, Sears and Roebuck.
Jeff Henry '99, Onamia, MN, process engineer, Fingerhut.
Erin Higgins '99, Maple Grove, MN, logistian, Cargill/North Star Steel.
Jessica Hoffman '99, Coon Rapids, MN, inventory manager, Katon Corporation.
Carol Jernberg '99, Shoreview, MN, information technology specialist, Osseo School District- North View Junior High School.
Cynthia M. Johnson '99, Cambridge, MN, office administration, Federated Propane.
Darlene Ann Johnson '99, Eveleth, MN, special education teacher, I.S.D. Public Schools.
Jill M. Johnson '99, Becker, MN, marketing analyst, ATV Division, Polaris Industries, Inc.
Emily A. Johnston '99, Coon Rapids, MN, meeting/ research coordinator, MN Academy of Family Physicians.
Jacqueline Keehr '99, Pierz, MN, engineer, The Antioch Company.
Siang-Pheng Koid '99, Lauderdale, MN, customer service representative, Asian Foods.
Jennifer Kottke '99, Eden Prairie, MN, The Resource Group.
Lisa M. Landowski '99, Sauk Rapids, MN, sales and marketing consultant, Image Builders.
Bradley D. Lasser '99, Fargo, ND, resident hall director, North Dakota State University.
Benjamin Lemke '99, River Falls, WI, field meteorologist, North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board.
Kelly Lhotka '99, South Haven, MN, speech-language pathologist, Meeker and Wright Special Education Co-op.
Lana Lienemann '99, La Crosse, WI, certified athletic trainer, Vernon Memorial Hospital.
Brittany Lothe '99, Garrett Park, MD, graduate student at American University, Washington DC, U.S. Foreign Policy.
Steven J. Majerle '99, Little Canada, MN, loadmaster technician, MN Air National Guard.
Christa Lynn Marsh '99, Worthington, MN, associate claims representative, National Car Rental System, Inc.
Kari Mohs '99, Burnsville, MN, CSR, United Airlines.
Tiffany Jean Ellering Neubert '99, Sauk Rapids, MN, special education teacher, Talahi Elementary.
Amy J. Newell '99, Lakeville, MN, counselor, The Bridge for Runaway Youth, Inc.
Patrick Nolan '99, Eden Prairie, MN, account representative, C.H. Robinson.
Mike Norgaard '99, Golden Valley, MN, programmer/ analyst, Decision Systems.
Lee J. Ryan '99, Buffalo, MN, arena manager, St. Michael-Albertville Arena.
Kaori Sakakura '99, Colorado Springs, CO, medical technologist, Memorial Hospital.
Andy Schmidt '99, Anoka, MN, GIS technician, Great River Energy.
Eric K. Schultz '99, Minneapolis, MN, income management associate, Weisman Enterprises, Inc.
Suzanne M. Semler '99, St. Francis, MN, office associate, Helzberg Diamonds.
Erica C. Vickers '99, Blaine, MN, project assistant, Gelbach Plus Gelbach.
Donna Lynn Voge '99, Maple Grove, MN, elementary teacher.
Jessica Waletski '99, international refund auditor, Northwest Airlines.