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Alumni

Carrie Cameron-McDonald

Carrie Cameron-McDonald

is enjoying her career as a Regional Sales Representative and began her career with a Swiss and French wine and liqueurs distributer, and is now the Regional Sales Representative for Select Sellars.

Jody Weyers

Former French student Jody Weyers is now Volunteer and Communications Director, American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter. Jody is featured on the December 2008 cover of Green Bay You Magazine

Jody Weyers

Leah Gaworek

After graduating from UW-Green Bay in 2001 having majored in French, Political Science and Social Change and Development, Leah Gaworek spent eight months in Sarrebourg, France as an English Assistant teaching middle school, high school and post high school students. In 2006 Leah graduated from Hamline University School of Law, and is currently an attorney licensed to practice in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Ashley Marie Ballweg

is pursuing her graduate degree (Masters of Arts in Teaching) with teacher certification in French at the secondary level and her Master’s Degree in education at the University of Indianapolis (expected graduation May 2010).

Nadine Butler

is a French Teacher at West De Pere Middle School.

Jody Weyers

Kathi Koepke

"My name is Kathi Koepke and I am currently teaching French and Spanish at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, WI. After receiving my degree in French from UWGB in 2001, I later went back to school at UW-Milwaukee for a degree in Spanish and I recently received my Masters in Spanish from the University of Salamanca, Spain. While at UWGB, I was lucky enough to have taken the January in Paris course. This was a fabulous experience for me because I was able to immerse myself fully in the French language and culture. After studying French for many years, it was wonderful to be able to apply what I had learned and see first hand all of the beautiful sights that I had studied. Through this course, I was able to gain credit, improve my French and experience another culture. This was an opportunity that changed my life and one that I will never forget."

Mary Chernick

is a very active alum (no surprise to anyone who knows her). She volunteers in a program (CASA) under the CHIPS order of the court for abused and neglected children. In her spare time, she adores her four grandchildren as well as spending time with her daughter, who is now a UW—Green Bay student.

Erin (Quinn) Gutschow

is a truly gifted teacher who leads the French program at West DePere High School. She and her family are delighted to welcome another daughter (in December 2008).

Jemma Lund

a May 2007 graduate, was selected for a prestigious Rotary scholarship, enabling her to study in Turkey for a year. She will pursue graduate studies in international relations with an emphasis in Middle Eastern studies at Bilkent University in the Turkish capital of Ankara. Lund earned her degree in elementary education with an international studies certificate and minors in French, music and geography. She is believed to be only the third American student in a decade to receive a scholarship from the Turkish Rotary Clubs.

Nathalie Nérée

is in herfourth year of teaching at Green Bay East High School. Her children are 9 years old and 5 years old.

Randy Simpson

Randy Simpson

(1992 - French Education) After graduating in 1992, Randy taught 7 & 8 th grade Exploratory French and Spanish in Jefferson WI. But then moved to Colfax WI (in NW Wisconsin) with his wife LeAnn. He then spent a few years working at Hutchinson Technology in Eau Claire. Since 1998 Randy have worked as a website designer and database programmer for West Wisconsin Telcom in Menomonie WI. I specialize in Web 2.0 designs for small & medium sized business who have thought that a professional website is out of their reach. The programming languages I use are: PHP, SQL, HTML, and CSS.

Khou Thor

is a French and Spanish teacher at De Pere High School. In addition to her undergraduate French degree from UW-Green Bay, she graduated from the Professional French Master Program (PFMP) at the UW-Madison in December 2007. She takes a 10 day field trip to France every other year, plans to take her current students to the Concordia Villages (MN) 4-day immersion weekend program this year. She loves to go back to France to visit friends and family approximately every four years.

Jill Vandenheuvel

I found a job! Not teaching, but I'm staying in France for as long as things go well - I'm the receptionist at the Hôtel Château Sallandrouze in Aubusson, France. I get compliments every day on my French- some people can hardly tell I'm not a native speaker, believe it or not! They all asked where I studied, and they come to the conclusion that "they must have good language schools over there!" Thanks to you