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Class Notes Archive — 1990s

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Haresh Bhojwani ’90 humanistic studies and English, is deputy director of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, part of the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York City. He was previously the institute’s international development officer and head of international partnerships. He played a role in planning the recent World Climate Conference. Bhojwani earned his law degree from Marquette University.

Tony Bennett ’92 humanistic studies, reached the quarterfinals of the NIT with his Virginia Cavaliers basketball team. The 23-12 season was highlighted by a home upset of then-No. 3 Duke.

Joanne Kolb ’93 and ’06 business administration and master’s in management, is the vice president of finance and administration at Price Electric Cooperative, Park Falls.

Stacy (Kropidlowski) Verwiel ’93 biology, is an executive assistant for Curwood, Inc., of Oshkosh, a supplier of advanced packaging materials and systems for the food, beverage, household, industrial and personal care industries.

Phillip Frazier ’94 humanistic studies, serves the highly rated Butler Bilingual charter school in Washington, D.C., as a specialist in Englis as a Second Language and cultural diversity.

Daniel Govin ’94 urban studies, is the senior vice president of Quanta Services, a provider of specialized contracting services in Houston.

Mark Hunkel ’94 communication processes, is an English language teacher for iTTTi Japan in Ibaraki, Japan.

Ken Kiefer ’94 human biology, is a contract specialist for the Great Lakes Naval Station north of Chicago.

Michelle (Kraning) Erdmann ’95 communication and the arts, of Greenville, is an account manager for RR Donnelley publishing.

Tamara Jochem ’95 environmental science, is a lead zookeeper and a specialist in gorillas and chimpanzees at the Dallas Zoo.

Randy Knaflic ’95 music, has a new gig after seven years with Google in Zurich, Switzerland, where he was a lead recruiter for engineering centers worldwide. In November he signed on as vice president for people operations with Jawbone. The San Francisco-based firm — often ranked as one of America’s most innovative companies — develops “human-centered wearable technology and audio devices” for the mobile lifestyle.

Lee Riekki ’95 human development and psychology, is a self-employed academic and career consultant in Iowa City, Iowa.

Holly (Terrien) Rottier ’95 music and secondary education, is the assistant superintendent for the Kimberly Area School District in Combined Locks.

Tammy (Lewis) Karcz ’96 accounting, is a SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley compliance) senior analyst with Integrys Energy Group, Green Bay.

Ericka (Hausler) Claflin ’97 communication processes, is the editor of the county directory for Carroll Publishing in Alexandria, Va.

Jeffrey Kropp ’98 and ’07 business administration and master’s in management, is an instructor of business at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He previously taught business classes in Changsha, China.

Scott LaFond ’98 accounting, of Green Bay, has worked since 2006 as a senior financial analyst for Dominion Resources.

Brian Simons ’98 history, is executive director for the Verona Public Library in suburban Madison.

Julie Smith ’98 accounting, is a staff member with the Office of Professional Education Programs at UW-Stout, Menomonie.

Jennifer Strosin ’98 theatre, is the “Beyond Textbooks” coordinator for Vail Unified School District in Vail, Ariz., near Tucson.

Kou Vang ’98 art, longtime creative director for Cardinal Stritch University, had her art showcased this spring at the Neville Public Museum of Brown County in the exhibit “Portraits of Hmong Women.”

Benjamin Allen ’99 public administration, is a frequent spokesman to the local media in his role as a lieutenant with the Green Bay Police Department.

Andrew Cantrall ’99 political science and public administration, is a surgical sales representative for R & M Distributing, Sheboygan.

Chad Gilson ’99 environmental science, is the owner of Dynamic Environmental Services of Bartlett, Ill., a company that works closely with the Illinois EPA to address and remediate degraded properties.

Jill Gonzalez ’99 social work, is an advocacy specialist for Disability Rights Wisconsin in Madison.

Sondra LaCoy ’99 economics, of Manitowoc, is a recruiter and placement specialist for Shopko Stores, Inc.

Karalynne Moore ’99 business administration, is a senior analyst for Community First Credit Union in Green Bay.

Jonathan Paull ’99 environmental policy and planning, is a senior account executive for Pilot Air Freight Corp. in Oak Creek.

Matt Roberts ’99 public administration, is the director of operations for Integrated Community Solutions in Green Bay.

Dr. Tina Sauerhammer ’99 human biology and human development, has started her practice in reconstructive plastic surgery at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Susan Zellner ’99 communication and the arts, is director of gift planning for the University of Delaware.

David Zey ’99 computer science, is the director of development services for the IT firm ZyQuest, Inc., Green Bay.

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