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Alumni Notes Winter 2016

  • Monday, Jan 25, 2016

Janet (Sullivan) Ryan, Agnes (McComisky) Quinn, Ann (Maxwell) Wuttke, Maureen (Bresnehan) Rosenthal, Judy (Wall) Marik, Dorothy (Pisani) Fusco, Cathy (Brophy) Feuerschwenger, Mary Ellen (Kean) Wright, & Sandy Sandona

of the class of 1965 had a mini-reunion in New Orleans, LA this past November, celebrating their lasting friendship and time at Edgewood College.

Maureen "Sr. Mo" McDonnell, OP '67

was present at Pope Francis' address to Congress during the Papal visit to the U.S. in September of 2015. She joined other Dominican Sisters in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the Pope's visit. WI Congressman Mark Pocan extended the invitation to Sr. Mo for her work for justice and peace in the Madison area.

Leroy (Lee) Arnold '82

was named Acting Chief Operating Officer of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Lee previously served as library director since 1992, a role he continues in with his new position.

John Huebscher '84

retired after a 29 year career with the Wisconsin Catholic Conference, where he served as Executive Director.

Judith Warren '84, MS '10, Gina Marie Greatens, MS '03, Chris Wirth MS '10, and Amanda Krupp, MS '12

all graduates of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, were elected as officers of the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Lauri (Binius) Droster, MBA '92

was promoted to branch director of the Madison Office of RBC Wealth Management, where she continues her role as Sr. Vice President. Lauri was named a Distinguished MBA Alumna in 2010 and currently serves on the College's Board of Trustees.

Amy Gallagher, MBA '92

was named Chief Financial Officer for Independent Living, Inc. Most recently, Amy served as Accounting Manager for the World Council of Credit Unions.

Carol Rosenstock '92, MBA '98

was recognized by the National Association of Plan Advisors on their list of Top Women Advisors. Carol is a Financial Consultant for M3 Insurance.

Christopher Stevenson '92

has been named the senior vice president and chief learning officer of Credit Union Executives Society (CUES). Chris has been with CUES since 2006.

Amy (Okas) Bernards '97 and Jennifer (Okas) Nale '97

recently joined the Reedsburg Area Medical Center for the new specialty clinic. The twin sisters serve as physicians' assistants and were featured in an ad campaign promoting the clinic.

David Dison '00, MA '10

was named Assistant Principal at Sun Prairie High School. Prior to his new role, David was a teacher for two years in the district.

Jeanne Siegenthaler, MA '00, Ed.D. '10

was named an Outstanding Elmbrook Employee in 2015. She is a Principal at Dixon Elementary in the Elmbrook School District in Brookfield, .

Anne (Elvekrog) Jarmuz '03

husband Timothy, and older sister Clare, welcomed Bridget Irene Jarmuz to their family on January 26th, 2016.

Kelly Kiorpes '03

celebrated her wedding to Jonathan Shultz on October 3, 2015. In attendance were Sarah (Kuhn) Hart '04, Paul Hart '03, Andrea Kleiner '03, Justin Lawfer '04, Julia Melzer '05, Leanne (Schmidt) Burnard '05, and Morey Burnard '04.

Kate Keough '04

is COO of Paint Nite, a creative entertainment company that pairs an evening out with a creative experience in a social setting.

Julie VonDerVellen '04

and her artwork are featured in 'Cut, Fold, and Form', a current exhibition at the Racine Art Museum along with fellow artist Kiff Slemmons. Julie formerly served as a graphic design instructor and art director for Edgewood College.

Crystal Dalebroux D'Orazio, MS '05

was recently named as a top marriage counselor in Madison, and was published in Is Therapy Right For Me?. A 2016 ATHENA Award nominee, Crystal is owner and Clinical Director of Marriage & Family Solutions.

Aaron Tigert, MBA '05

was named Strategic Investments Manager for Vita Plus. Aaron, a CPA, was previously a Risk Manager for Vita Plus and served as Assistant VP at Badgerland Financial.

Kristi Kulas '06

began a new role as Account Executive for M3 Insurance. Kristi's 11 years of experience with M3 began as a student intern in 2005.

Andrea Pleimling '06

joined Southwest Florida law firm of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz. Pleimling earned her J.D. at Marquette Law School.

Anthony Dix, MBA '07

began a new role as Director of Human Resource Services at UW Health.

Gretchen Johnson '07

and Ryan Nelson celebrated their wedding on October 17th, 2015 in Onalaska, Wisconsin. Gretchen serves as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations for Des Moines University.

Danielle (Wilson) Williams '07

is running for Dane County Board, 36th District. A graduate of UW-Madison Law School, Danielle has been working for the State Senate as an attorney.

Paige (Polzer) Knipfer '12

and husband Sean welcomed Aria Jade Knipfer to their family on July 9th, 2015. Paige is a Training Specialist at CUNA.

Katrina Kohal '10, MS '13

completed the Ironman in Louisville, KY in fall of 2015. Katie, pictured with her sister and nephew, is an Inside Sales Representative for HellermannTyton in Milwaukee.

Ronald Walsh, Ed.D. '10

will retire as Superintendent of Elk Mound Area School District at the end of the 2015-16 school year. An educator for thirty-seven years, Ronald held the position of Superintendent since 2003, and was named Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year in 2014.

Justin Chaltry '11

graduated from Des Moines University medical school and was promoted to Captain in the U.S. Army. Wife Rebekka (Noble) Chaltry '09 and son Aiden relocated with Justin to Fort Benning, GA where he will complete his residency as an Army Physician.

Matthew Arias '12

began a new job as Agency Operations Specialist for Allstate Insurance Company in Chicago, IL.

Jackie Erzinger '13

began a new job as Community Partner and Event Manager for VEAP, a non-profit serving low income individuals in Minneapolis, MN.

Britta Mazanet '13

and partner Brian Aeschlimann welcomed Owen Dennis Aeschlimann to their family on September 4th, 2014. Britta works as a Nurse Clinician for Kindred Healthcare.

Benjamin Schwarz '13

is an Assistant State Public Defender for the State of Wisconsin. Benjamin graduated from UW-Madison Law School in December of 2015.

Claudia (Lucero) Anderson '14

and her husband John welcomed Jaxon Levi to their family on October 10th, 2015.