Viterbo University Strides Magazine Online

CLASS NOTES

1960

Sandra Hoeser ’69 is the new branch manager for Reach Out Home Care in which she oversees three retirement centers in Arlington, Texas.

1970

galstadNancy (Hanson) Galstad ’76 celebrated the birth of a grandson, Curtis Robert Galstad, October 18, 2005.

Laura Collins ’77 is in her 25th year of teaching in the Tulsa (Okla.) public schools. She will be listed in the 2006–07 edition of Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Education.

Carol Brueggen ’79 has been selected as the Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, which is the certifying body of the Oncology Nursing Society. She works at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Nicholas Narloch ’79 received a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Cardinal Stritch University on Dec. 17, 2005.

1980

Paul Krystofiak ’80, a University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas piano professor, was honored as the Faculty Advisor of the Year by the International Executive Board of music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon.

Trudy (Theisen) Mara ’80 is a family nurse practitioner and clinical manager of Baraboo (Wis.) Internal Medicine, of the Dean/St. Mary’s Health System. She recently achieved specialty certifications as an advanced diabetes manager nurse practitioner and as a certified diabetic educator.

Patrick Burkhart ’83 assumed the position of principal at Aquinas High School in La Crosse in July.

Sherry (Fischer) Looker ’84 has been selected as the Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, which is the certifying body of the Oncology Nursing Society. She works at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

lutzDon Lutz ’84 published his third book in October 2005, The First ISM: Seeking the Origins of Racism, Sexism, and Terrorism. Visit www.ahimsaworks.com for information on all of Don’s books.

Betty Buckmaster ’85 graduated in May 2005 from Madison Area Technical College with an associate degree in nursing. She is working as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, Madison, in the Renal Dialysis unit.

Beth Dolder-Zieke ’88 received a Master of Science in Counseling degree from Winona State University, Winona, Minn., on Dec. 16, 2005. She is the director of career services at Viterbo.

1990

Marci Lau ’90 and Curtis DeBoer celebrated the birth of a daughter, Skye Elizabeth, on Sept. 5, 2004. She joins siblings Jeff, Dylan, Chris, and Sally.

eduvasNancy and Rey Eduvas ’91 celebrated the birth of a daughter, Maya Leonor, on March 12, 2005. She joins her brother, Zachary, 4.

Carmen (Curti) ’91 and Doug Kolstad celebrated the birth of a daughter, Johannah Jane Ruth in October 2005. She joins her brother Joergen.

 

 

mcgovernJenifer (Deutmeyer) ’92 and Terry McGovern celebrated the birth of a son, Ethan George, on March 5. 2006. He joins his sister, Isabelle, 2.

Melissa and Jonathan Atkinson ’93 celebrated the birth of a son, Logan James, Dec. 8, 2005. He joins sisters Madison, 4, and Olivia, 2.

Gerlyn (Heil) ’93 and Mathew Brasic celebrated the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Muriel, on March 16, 2006. She joins her sister Danika.

Courtney Collins ’94 recently released a music CD, Violet Night.

Tammy (Graf) ’94 and Thomas Kolen were married April 11, 2004 in La Crosse.

Julie (Fromm) ’95 and John Falkers celebrated the birth of a daughter, Hannah Margaret, on Dec. 21, 2005. She joins siblings Rachel, 5, Andrew, 4, and Joseph, 2.

Tammy (Hestekin) ’95 and Spencer Henderson were married on Dec. 31, 2005 in La Crosse.

Janell (Thompson) ’95 and Iver Rondestvedt celebrated the birth of a daughter, Josie Marie, on Feb. 26, 2006. She joins her brother, Ty, 3.

Kim (Mielke) ’96 and Randy Blezek celebrated the birth of a son, Michael, on Nov. 8, 2005. He joins his brother Christopher, 2.

Amy (Strittmater) ’96 and Patrick Harsh celebrated the birth of a son, Aidan Kena, on Dec. 11, 2005.

Renee (Hilby) ’96 and Todd Jordan celebrated the birth of a son, Evan Chase, on Jan. 19, 2006. He joins his sister Ella, 2.

Jennifer Plitzner ’96 received a Master of Science in Counseling degree from Winona State University on Dec. 16, 2005.

geissingerYvette (Heritsch) ’97 and Jake Geissinger celebrated the birth of a son, Michael Anthony on Feb. 4, 2006. He joins siblings Christopher, 4, and Kala, 18 months. They are living in Alexandria, Va.

Rebekah and Stacy Kolwalski ’97 celebrated the birth of a son, Seth Alexander, on Dec. 23, 2005.

Marla Koss ’97, ’04 has accepted a position at Fransciscan Skemp Healthcare in La Crosse as a nurse practitioner in the surgical unit.

Matt Boehler ’98 is performing this summer in Telemann’s Orpheus, Romeo and Juliet, and The Marriage of Figaro at the Wolftrap Opera Company in Virginia.

Dan Fuchs ’98 received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Penn State University in December 2004.

Michelle Abeln married David Saegrove ’98 on May 13, 2006 in La Crosse.

Maryanne (Bridwell) ’99 and Terry Anschutz celebrated the birth of a daughter, Sarah Elisabeth on Jan. 5, 2006.

Jennifer (Vern) ’99 and Ben Bukstein were married in January 2005 in St. Paul.

Kay (Cupery) ’99 and Scott Hubbard celebrated the birth of a daughter, Ava Elizabeth, on Oct. 12, 2005. In May 2005 Kay graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from Marquette University.

Corissa (Smith) ’99 and Jason Schirmacher celebrated the birth of a daughter, Gwenyth Eleanor on Nov. 26, 2005. She joins her brother Jaegar, 18 months.

2000

Julie (Martin) ’00 and Jed Colquhoun celebrated the birth of a daughter, Ellie, on May 27, 2005. She joins her brother, Patrick, 4.

Kelly (Garfield) ’00 and Mark Cournoyer celebrated the birth of a son, Logan Mark, on May 22, 2005.

Gina Wilkins ’00 received a master in education degree for administrative leadership and director of instruction from Alverno College in May 2006.

Julie Ann (Fisher) ’01 and Paul Limberg were married Dec. 31, 2005.

Samantha (Tiller) ’01 and Aaron Scheffer celebrated the birth of a son, Mason Douglas, on July 25, 2005. Samantha graduated with a master’s degree in professional development from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in December 2005.

Kristal Timm ’02 was named Waukesha Memorial Hospital’s orthopedic/neurology nurse of the year for 2006.

Lori (Doney) ’03 and Patrick Esser celebrated the birth of a son, Cameron Jordan, on April 21, 2006.

johnsonKristin (Jakacki) and Ben Johnson ’03 were married July 23, 2005 in St. Paul. Ben is a teacher and coach at Inver Grove Heights and currently working on a master’s degree at the University of Minnesota.

Molly Nesbitt ’03 accepted a position as adult services librarian at Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn, Wis.

Travis W. Peterson ’03 received a Master of Science in Sports Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in August 2005.

Chanel Banks ’04 and Matthew Metzger ’03 were married June 25, 2005 at Neighborhood City Church in La Crosse.

Teresa (Kast) ’04 and Brian Miller celebrated the birth of a son, Layne Aaron, on March 3, 2006. He joins his sister, Hannah, 2.

Lisa (Georgeson) Wobbema ’04 has accepted a position as the director of Health Information Management at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville, Wis.

Tonia (Wildt) ’05 and Michael Dean Emerson were married Nov. 19, 2005. They have two children, Bailey Wildt, 8, and Megan Emerson, 8.

Suzanne (Longenecker) ’05 and Zach Fleming were married Aug. 6, 2005.

habermanTracy Haberman ’05 and ­Anthony Gullickson celebrated the birth of a daughter, Katelyn Faye, on July 17, 2005.

Jill (Becker) ’06 and Anthony ­Rosenthal celebrated the birth of a daughter, Ella Marie, on June 14, 2005.