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Class Notes Archive — 2000s

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Christine Stunyo ’00 business administration, is the senior director of human resources for Capital One in McLean, Va.

Susan (Caprez) Bressler ’01 master’s in administrative science, is the development and outreach director for C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation (promoting fishing and outdoor activities for disabled and disadvantaged children), in Renton, Wash.

Erin (Mueller) Kramer ’01 human development and psychology, is a staffing specialist for the paper converting company Curt G. Joa, Inc., in Kohler.

Aimee (Schlais) Schmidt ’01 political science, is the owner of Aimee’s Collectible Dream in Waukesha.

Timothy Wester ’01 history, is an assistant principal in the Two Rivers Public School District.

Stacy (Blavat) Golden ’02 communication processes, is the director of corporate recruiting for Gold’s Gym in Plano, Texas.

Lisa Reed ’02 communication processes, is a reporter for The Daily News in Iron Mountain.

Sarah (Schram) Schnettler ’02 communication and the arts, is project manager of state and policy affairs for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies in Anderson, Ind.

Daniel Stringer ’02 human biology, is a postdoctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Md.

Joshua Rees ’03 history, is an associate attorney with Rosette, LLP in Mattawan, Mich.

Jessica (Peterson) Graper ’04 human development and psychology, is a frontline supervisor for Humana Inc., De Pere.

Eric Ryer ’04 and ’06 environmental policy and planning and public administration and master’s in environmental science and policy, is assistant administrator for the town of Cedarburg.

Derek Scheidt ’04 business administration, is the field sales manager for International Paper, in Madison.

Jocelyn Berkhahn ’05 communication processes and political science, is a communications specialist at Georgia-Pacific in Green Bay.

Tracy Heaser ’05 communication, has been named interim director of development for UW-Green Bay.

Laura (Kautzer) Nighbor ’05 English, is a special services manager for Bishops Bay Country Club in Middleton.

Molly (McHugh) Witt ’05 German, is the assistant director of international admissions for the University of Vermont.

Natalie Yudt ’05 business administration, is a talent acquisition manager for Sg2, a health-care analytics and consulting firm in Chicago.

Molly Bendzick ’06 humanistic studies, is the administrative coordinator for the Writing-Enriched Curriculum Project at the University of Minnesota.

Tanya (Resch) Gehrig ’06 elementary education, is a 4K teacher at Wausau Child Care, Inc., in Weston.

Brian Jicinsky ’06 human development, is a senior assistant director for transfer initiatives at Miami University in Hamilton, Ohio.

Jessica (Halvorson) Jones ’06 humanistic studies, is the student success center coordinator for Arizona State University.

Kerry Kuplic ’06 music, is an assistant professor of vocal music at Dodge City (Kans.) Community College.

Andrew Mertig ’06 communication, is an academic adviser with UW-Oshkosh.

Mary (Kulenkamp) Simonsen ’06 communication processes, is an academic adviser at UW-Green Bay. She completed her master’s in counseling through Lakeland College.

Gina (Shebesta) Wotruba ’06 communications, is the business director for Marco Services, Inc., a substance-abuse treatment agency in Manitowoc.

Aubrey (Sutter) Brennan ’07 music, is the new marketing director for the Ray and Joan Kroc Salvation Army Center in Green Bay. She was formerly in marketing and communication with the Green Bay Botanical Garden.

Jonathan Grosskopf ’07 accounting and business administration, is a lead accountant for Defense Finance and Accounting Services in Indianapolis.

George Gauamis ’07 nursing, is a certified registered nurse anesthetist for ProMedica Anesthesia Consultants in Toledo, Ohio.

Heather (Wochinski) Hagen ’07 social work, is a supervisor for the Continuum of Colorado social services agency in Englewood with programs in support of needy families and those acquiring work experience.

Nathan Karpinsky ’07 human biology, is the co-owner and chiropractic physician at Elite Health Solutions LLC in Mount Pleasant, S.C. He graduated summa cum laude and won the outstanding graduate award in 2012 at National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Ill.

Megan (Karas) Kautzer ’07 psychology, is a school counselor for St. Mary’s Springs Academy near Fond du Lac. She received Manitowoc Future 15 recognition in 2012 for promising young professionals.

John Mrovka ’07 theatre, is the lighting designer and master electrician for Vilar Performing Arts Center in Denver.

Thomas Cooper ’08 political science, is a senior sales associate for West Corp., Appleton.

Amber DeLasky ’08 communication, is a digital sales specialist for WAOW TV-9, Wausau.

Kelsey Hausken ’08 history and social change and development, is an officer in the U.S. Navy. She serves on the USNS Mercy (the Navy’s west coast hospital ship) as director of operations.

Daniel Kmiecik ’08 business administration, is a senior financial analyst for Shopko corporate headquarters in Green Bay.

Benjamin Kotenberg ’08 communications, is an instructional designer for the National Association of Tax Professionals in Oshkosh.

Jessica (Seibel) McCardell ’08 human biology, is a behavioral health therapist at Aurora Health Care in Eden, Wis. She earned her master’s of social work earlier this year.

Katie (Grafelman) Meyer ’08 urban and regional studies, is the program associate for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Madison.

Michael Rasmussen ’08 human biology, is the director of marketing and sales for the Door County Visitor Bureau in Sturgeon Bay.

Amanda Reitz ’08 elementary education, runs Happily Ever Animal Sanctuary. The no-kill shelter, based in Marion with a center in Ashwaubenon, is busier than ever thanks to a new partnership with Packerland Veterinary Center, which holds the city of Green Bay contract for stray animal services.

Kyle Scidmore ’08 social change and development, is an assets-protection team leader for Target in Janesville.

Marc Seidl ’08 and ’12 social work and master’s in social work, is a child-protection initial assessment social worker for the Brown County Human Services Department, Green Bay.

Heidi (Process) Baez ’09 English and humanistic studies, is an English/ESL teacher with Green Bay Southwest High School.

Callie Bartel ’09 human biology, is a first-year assistant athletics trainer for Phoenix Athletics and also serves as an athletic trainer for the U.S. Paralympic Team.

Alice Billing ’09 biology, teaches English at an international school in China’s Henan province.

Ashley Borman ’09 human development and history, is a library assistant for the Clintonville Public Library. She received her master’s in library and information science from UW-Milwaukee this May.

Amy (Maruszczak) De Villers ’09 elementary education, is a first-grade teacher with the Green Bay Area Public Schools.

Samantha Douglas ’09 business administration, is a client relations analyst for UMB Fund Services, Muskego.

Bari Gordon ’09 arts management and music, is a development coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Wisconsin Chapter in West Bend.

Rebecca Hoffman ’09 interdisciplinary studies, is an office program coordinator and an instructor for the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena.

Sarah (Benzshawel) Laurent ’09 business administration, is a payroll associate at Bay Valley Foods in Green Bay.

Susan Manzke ’09 interdisciplinary studies, is the owner of Sunnybrook Farm near Green Bay. She writes a weekly column for the Wisconsin State Farmer and the Advertiser Community News. She also has written many books including a children’s novel recently submitted for publication.

Wade Moder ’09 environmental policy and planning, is a GIS coordinator for the city of Verona Public Works Department.

Amanda (Zinda) Paskey ’09 accounting and business administration, is an accountant at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP in Madison. She earned her CPA designation this April.

Jesse Boelter ’10 human biology, is an associate doctor at Olympia Chiropractic and Physical Therapy in Elmhurst, Ill.

Bradley Clark ’10 communications, is a transportation and technology representative for C.H. Robinson in Green Bay.

Diana Delbechhi ’10 human development and psychology, received a Green Bay area volunteerism award for her work in launching the FLITE college-readiness program serving high school students. She is a student employment and scholarship coordinator at UW-Green Bay.

Meghan (Oswald) Geffers ’10 elementary education, is a bilingual teacher for the Green Bay Area Public School District.

Hannah Kappus ’10 psychology, is a program guide in Hilo, Hawaii, for Pacific Quest, an innovative outdoor/wilderness therapeutic program for young adults. She also has worked summers for the Bold Earth Adventures travel company based in Golden, Colo.

Tom Lind ’10 business administration and public administration, is a product trainer for Zywave software company of Milwaukee.

Sarah (Jacob) Olson ’10 accounting and business administration, is a senior auditor for the state of Wisconsin Department of Health Services in Shiocton. She is a member of the executive committee and secretary of the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association.

Eric Plaushines ’10 psychology, is a corporate areas facilitator for BMO Financial Group in Brookfield.

Max Scheuer ’10 business administration, was promoted to business banking officer by Bank First, Manitowoc. He was named Manitowoc County’s 2012 young professional of the year.

Cassidy (Wilmet) Skaleski ’10 accounting, is a business analyst in Green Bay with United Health Group.

Heavan Scarff ’10 human development and psychology, is a school-age childcare coordinator for the Greater Green Bay YMCA.

Amanda Dolfin ’11 psychology, is an intern with the Career Development Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she is pursuing her master’s.

Carrie Dorski ’11 art, is an administrator with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Artisan and Business Center in Green Bay.

Meredith Duchaine ’11 human biology, is the new dietician for the Sheboygan Area School District and is helping lead the transition to healthier menus with more vegetable options.

Samantha Fenlon ’11 political science and public administration, is the volunteer and outreach coordinator for Aspire of Illinois, in Westchester.

Jennifer (Parsley) Karczewski ’11 business administration, is the general manager for Ulta Beauty in Rock Hill, S.C.

Suzanne La Plante ’11 accounting, is an accountant in the finance department at Florida Federal Land Bank and Farm Credit of Florida, in Royal Palm Beach.

Rob McClain ’11 interdisciplinary studies, has overcome health issues — a kidney transplant, needing to lose 300 pounds — to go back to work with the Division of Motor Vehicles and as an EMT and firefighter in Mountain, Wis. He taped a testimonial for the Social Security Administration’s “Ticket to Work” program, which helps SSDI recipients transition back to the workforce.

Sally (Hall) Van Rens ’11 interdisciplinary studies, is the director for Kidz in Motion recreation and education center in Green Bay.

Tesia Van Rite ’11 English, is a front-end store manager with Festival Foods, Green Bay.

Sara Bruesewitz ’12 political science, is a public support coordinator for the American Red Cross in Milwaukee. She made two national deployments with American Red Cross Disaster Relief teams in New Jersey and Oklahoma City.

Nathan Carlton ’12 information sciences, is an IT professional with UW-Green Bay’s Office of Business and Finance.

Alfonso Flores ’12 communication, is an assistant editor for Cygnus Business Media in Fort Atkinson.

Sarah Lenhard ’12 accounting, works for PMI Entertainment Group in Green Bay as an accounting assistant.

Kelly (Schofield) Lutze ’12 communications, is a customer care specialist for Humana Health Insurance, De Pere.

Kathleen McFadzen ’12 design arts, is owner/ photographer, KLEM Studios in Ashwaubenon.

Jennifer Schlei ’12 interdisciplinary studies and psychology, is a consultant for Locate Staffing in Green Bay.

Amanda Yahnke ’12 accounting, is a corporate accountant for Schneider National, Inc. in Green Bay.

Erinn (Stewart) Aubry ’13 business administration, is a financial aid officer for Rasmussen College in Green Bay.

Briana Carlton ’13 human development and psychology, is a staff member with St. Coletta of Sussex (Wis.), a non-profit providing services to those with disabilities.

Amanda Cheney ’13 human biology, of Niagara, Wis., is a medicare and retirement customer-care professional with United Healthcare.

Among those receiving master’s degrees at May commencement was former Green Bay Packers standout Rob Davis ’13 master’s of applied leadership for teaching and learning. He currently serves in the Packers front office as director of player development.

Three graduating Phoenix basketball stars have signed pro contracts to play overseas. Sarah Eichler ’13 education, is headed for Stevsngade, Denmark. Stephanie Sension ’13 education, will play for Portugal’s GDESSA. Adrian Ritchie ’13 business administration, signed with England’s Nottingham Wildcats.

Natalie Faas ’13 elementary education, is a first-grade teacher at Nicolet Elementary School, Green Bay.

Areanna Lakowske’13 psychology, was named recipient of the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association’s Outstanding Student Award from among approximately 900 graduating seniors at May commencement.

Kelsi Long ’13 art, is an art teacher at Luxemburg-Casco Middle School.

Kevin Maulson ’13 business administration, is a sales associate for Freedom RV in Slinger.

Morgan Miller ’13 accounting and business administration, is the assistant controller for Allied Cooperative in Union Center, Wis.

Kelly Mischler ’13 accounting and business administration, is a staff accountant for Schenck SC in Green Bay.

Christopher Newbury ’13 philosophy, is a customer service coordinator at WG&R Furniture in Green Bay.

Jenna Nicksic ’13 human biology, is an associate microbiologist for Schwabe North America, Green Bay.

Janine Philipsen ’13 business administration, is a human resources administrator for Taurus Engineering and Manufacturing, North Branch, Minn.

Codie Richards ’13 English, is a legal assistant with Froelich Law Offices, Green Bay.

Jennifer Shaffer ’13 human development and psychology, is an adult instructor for Cerebral Palsy Inc. in Manitowoc.

Joshua Shope ’13 mathematics, is an underwriting specialist for LoanSifter in Appleton.

Jennifer (Jones) Steffens ’13 social work, is a shelter coordinator for Golden House in Green Bay.

Blair Swiekatowski ’13 elementary education, is a teacher for the Green Bay Area Public Schools.

Andrew Thyes ’13 interdisciplinary studies, is a transportation planning specialist with Georgia-Pacific in Green Bay.

Kristie Walker ’13 human development and psychology, is a domestic violence program coordinator for Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter, Inc. in Ladysmith.

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