Strides Spring 98
Viterbo College's Alumni Magazine
• Olympic dream:
When Mike Peplinski stepped onto the ice in Nagano, Japan, he
realized a lifelong dream. The 1996 Viterbo College graduate and
Alma native recounts his time in Nagano.
• Journey of faith:
Cindy Hutson ’88 is now preaching in front of her own Lutheran
congregation. It has been a long and faith-filled journey.
Bosnia is a long way from La Crosse, but that’s where one Viterbo
graduate ended up when she was called upon to help ease the suffering
in war torn Bosnia. In doing so, Kristine (Koetting) Campbell made military
history by becoming the first woman and nurse to command a hospital
in a combat zone.
• Viterbo’s her stage:
After a successful career on and off Broadway, Susan Rush has given up
the bright lights for a career in teaching. With her comes a wealth of
experience that will serve her students well.
• New leadership:
Silvana Richardson is a leader for the times. The new dean of the
School of Nursing believes keeping up with the times is vital for
Viterbo’s flagship program as it enters the new millennium.
A Final Word
From the Archives