Alumni Notes Spring 2015

  • Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015

Joan C. Cavanaugh ’61

was featured in SharpHeels, an online journal for the young woman professional, for her piece Golf as a Business Tool. Joan is founder and CEO of Boardroom Golf Institute.

Terri Taylor ’78

was named Ambassador of the Year by the Portage County Business Council on January 27, 2015. Terri currently serves as the Associate Director of Alumni Affairs for UW-Steven’s Point.

Vivian Franklin, MA ’96 and Nichole Von Haden, MA ’12

were recognized as part of the 15th Annual Top Notch Teacher Awards on March 12, 2015. Both work for the Madison Metropolitan School District; Vivian is a first grade teacher at Frank Allis Elementary School and Nicole is a bilingual resource teacher at Sherman Middle School.

David Monroe ’96

and his wife Jennifer welcomed a new daughter, June Adelaide Monroe, to their family on October 21, 2014.  David recently became Senior AR/Billing Specialist with Milwaukee Health Services Inc. David graduated with a BS in Business.

Martinique Barthel ’01

celebrated her wedding to Thomas Steer on August 23, 2014. Martinique is a Human Resources Associate for Full Compass Systems.

Cristina Camacho ’03

was presented with the Heart of Gold Service Award by Babies Gone Too Soon, Inc., which helps families coping with miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Cristina graduated with a BS in Biology and Broad Fields Natural Sciences.

Adrienne (Johnson) Rouse ’04 and Jonathan Rouse ‘04

welcomed Elijah Paul to their family on February 4, 2015. Elijah joins brothers Aaron, who is 5, and Jonah, who is 4. Jonathan serves as Assistant Principal at Sun Prairie High School, Adrienne is a fifth grade teacher for the Waunakee Community School District.

Kristopher Gasch ’04

was recognized as one of Printing Impressions Magazine's 20 Under 40. Kristopher is Director of Marketing for Fey Printing in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. He graduated in 2004 with a BS in Music.

Stephanie (Goke) Tervort ‘04

was named to InBusiness Magazine’s 2015 class of 40 Under 40 business professionals. Stephanie serves as Director of Marketing and Communications at WPS Health Insurance.

Jonathan Adair ’05

and wife Rachel welcomed a new son, Grayson, to their family in August 2014. Grayson is the couple’s second son, joining big brother Brayden. Jonathon played baseball while a student and earned his BS majoring in History. 

Joshua Biller ’05, Ph.D

started a new job as Research Associate with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in February 2015. Following his undergraduate BS in Chemistry, Josh earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Denver in 2014.

Hannah (Diedrich) Farrington ’05

celebrated her wedding to Jason Farrington on September 28, 2014. Hannah graduated with BS in Art and Design Teaching. Hannah recently taught at Edgerton High School until starting her own business, Unlocked Creative Expressions. Jason is Media Director at Global Presence Ministries.

Paul Baker Prindle ’06, MA, MFT

was selected as one of 40 in the Vanguard Class of 2015 by Next City, an organization dedicated to urban planning and innovation. Paul is the Director of University Galleries at the University of Nevada – Reno.

Mariah (Showers) Richards '06

and John Richards welcomed a baby boy, Ethan John, on January 19, 2015.  Mariah earned her BS in Business and is a fifth grade technology teacher for the Oregon School District and John is an engineer at Automation Arts in Middleton, Wisc.  The couple resides in Oregon, Wisc. 

Chelsea (Baus) Marenes ’07 and Cody Marenes ’07

welcomed Hadley Ryan to their family on November 10, 2014. Hadley joins big sister, Clara, who is five. Chelsea is a first grade teacher in Lancaster, Wis., and Cody is a manufacturing engineer in Dubuque, Iowa.  

Carlee Feuling ’09

celebrated her wedding to Wesley Segebrecht on January 22, 2015. The couple was married at the El Dorado Royale Spa & Resort in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Carlee is employed at Lands’ End as a Recruiter and Wesley is a Master Plumber with Zimmerman Plumbing.

Bud Andrews ’11

celebrated his wedding to Jessica Gebelein on March 3, 2012. Bud is a Research Assistant for Neville Public Museum of Brown County, Jessica is a database manager. Bud graduated with a BS in English and History.

Nichole Cushley ’11

celebrated her wedding to Michael Lloyd on October 4, 2014 on the Capitol Square in Madison. Nichole earned her BS in Nursing and works at Transformations Surgery Center and Mercy Hospital.

Devin Mills ’11, MA ’13

is pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Devin shared thoughts about his educational journey in a recent profile.

Kimberly Frederickson, MBA ’13 & Jeremiah DeGollon BBA ’07, MBA ’12

accepted the 2014 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on behalf of Summit Credit Union. Kimberly is VP of Financial Education & Business Development and Jeremiah is Assistant VP of Business Development.

Hannah Pandl '14

began working at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. Hannah, a graduate of the Cutting-Edge program, credits her peer mentors and faculty with her success in the program and in her career. Hannah is pictured with former peer mentor Michael Janusek '14 at Jam the Gym.

Patrice Morris ’15

began a new job at Journey Mental Health as an emergency call center operator. Patrice will begin the Master of Social Work program at UW-Madison in fall 2015.


In Memoriam

Sr. Loretta Dornisch, OP ’62

Sister Loretta became a Sinsinawa Dominican in 1950, and after studying at the College, joined the faculty in 1969 where she taught in the Religious Studies Department for 41 years (1969-2010). With her background in Education, Theology, and Religious Studies, she established the Professional Program in Religious Studies in 1974 and was co-founder of the Master of Arts in Religious Studies Program in 1985. Sr. Loretta passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015.