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Class Notes Archive — 1970s

Notes submitted June 2013 - October 2013 | Submit your class note at online updates

1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s

Susan McAllister ’72 communication, is an ad hoc lecturer with the Lawrence University music conservatory, in Appleton. A past president of the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association, she enjoyed a lengthy and successful career as a music teacher in the Green Bay Area Public School District.

David Muench ’72 and ’79 regional analysis and master’s in environmental arts and sciences, remains active in environmental advocacy. The former UW-Extension community development specialist (and Alumni Association president) recently converted a 1992 VW Cabriolet to run totally electric. His 108-volt electric car gets 50 to 60 miles per charge riding around Appleton and the Fox Cities.

Clinical psychologist Christian Akiwowo ’74 managerial systems, is founder and executive director of Ibukun Comprehensive Community Services. The nonprofit social services agency focuses on evaluation, treatment and group home placement of troubled children.

Kirk Harlow ’74 analysis synthesis and ’78 master’s in environmental arts and sciences, is an associate professor of health and public administration at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Jim Wochinske ’74 business administration, is president of Pomp’s Tire Service, which once again is rated by a leading trade publication in the top five of U.S. commercial tire dealers.

Juliet Cole ’75 social change and development and ’80 master’s in cross-cultural counseling, was presented with the “Recognition Award of Outstanding Daughter of the Soil” educational honor on a visit this year to her native Nigeria. Cole is associate director of the Institute for Learning Partnership at UW-Green Bay.

Production pros Dean Thomas ’75 communication, and Alex Zacarias ’05 communication, collaborated on the film “Sturgeon Moon” documenting the success of the world-renowned Lake Winnebago sturgeon fishery and Native American interest in the fish as a cultural symbol. Zacarias owns 3N Productions of Green Bay and Thomas is an award-winning producer and director of educational TV programming.

Practicing optometrist Janson Mancheski ’76 human adaptability, is the owner of Mancheski Vision Clinic in Green Bay, former eye doctor for the Green Bay Packers and Phoenix Athletics, and a mystery/action novelist. He recently released Mask of Bone, the final installment in his “The Chemist” trilogy.

Robert Stevens ’76 growth and development, is a graduate academic adviser for Nova Southeastern University in North Miami Beach, Fla. He published two books last year: the Civil War volume Sound and Fury: Dahlgren at Fredericksburg and H.W. Meyer: Our German-American Family, which centers on the Volksfreund, a German-language newspaper published in Appleton from 1871 to 1932.

Mark Thimke ’76 modernization processes, is a partner at Foley & Lardner, LLP in Milwaukee. A business-oriented ratings service recently listed him as one of Wisconsin’s leading lawyers in environmental regulation, mediation and natural resources.

James Allen ’77 urban analysis, has joined the Sauk County Development Corporation as executive director. He lives in Baraboo.

David Brinker ’77 science and environmental change, is a regional ecologist with the Maryland DNR’s Natural Heritage Program, based in Catonsville.

Mary Ann Zjala ’77 humanism and cultural change, was celebrated in her hometown of Sturgeon Bay upon her June retirement as dental coordinator for Ministry Door County Medical Center. Starting in the late 1990s she rallied support for helping children with little or no dental insurance receive adequate care.

Bruce Bachhuber ’78 social change and development, is a partner with Hanaway Ross Law Firm, Green Bay. A specialist in business, accident and personal injury law, he was recently recognized again as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer and holds the highest rating awarded by the Martindale Hubbell peer-review publication.

Leslie Van Hulle ’78 population dynamics, continues to practice her trade as an animal behaviorist, now specializing in breeding Chihuahuas for family and therapy work. In the 1980s she was widely known as one of the area’s first pet-training experts, and she made regular appearances on Green Bay television and radio.

Judith (Cesar) Allen ’79 human development, is a nurse and educator with Vanguard Omni Care in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Maria Hinton ’79 communication and the arts, passed away July 28. UW-Green Bay’s oldest living graduate was 103. A recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award, Mrs. Hinton was known nationally for helping preserve Oneida language and culture. She helped found the tribe’s Turtle Elementary School and taught there well into her 90s.

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