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Your fellow alumni readers want to know want what you're up to these days. Share your news about job changes, promotions, awards/recognition, retirement, and family milestones with us. Class notes are featured in our Outlook email newsletter and annual magazine. 

Here are some common reasons to send us a class note:

  • A new job or promotion 
  • A baby or adopted a child
  • You got married or entered into an official union 
  • Published a book
  • A fellow alumni has passed away

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Career News

Jim Smith

Jim Smith `70 named imperial potentate of Shriners International. He is the highest ranked Shriner in the world and serves as president of the Board of Directors of Shriners International and chairman of the Board of Directors of Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Anniversary 

Fulcer

Peter `60 and Mary Jean Fulcer celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2020.

 

Career News: new jobs, promotions, awards and retirements
  • Geri Luepke `64 received the volunteer of the year award from Family and Consumer Science Professionals.
  • Tery Thomas `68 retired from part time position as advance placement program coordinator for the Fond du Lac. School District and as a site supervisor for ACT Examinations at Fond du Lac High school. Currently president of the Fond du Lac Area Retired Educators Association.
  • Jim Smith `70 named imperial potentate of Shriners International. He is the highest ranked Shriner in the world and serves as president of the Board of Directors of Shriners International and chairman of the Board of Directors of Shriners Hospitals for Children.
  • Eric Bloohm `71 received advocate for children award from Lomira School Dist. for his volunteer work teaching math to 3rd and 4th graders.
  • Richard Sprecher `80 is the vice president of development at Meyer Jabra Hotels.
  • Duey Fimreite `85 the R&D manager at South Chicago Packing LLC, the largest processor of animal fat in the U.S. and recently was the guest lecturer for Dr. Mitra's food innovations class.
  • Laura Manka `85 is the supervisor for Duty Free America’s and retail manager for Wherley Motors.
  • David Holling `87, retired as the director of Buchanan Pastoral Counseling Center, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Jeff Van Zeeland `96 is part owner of Fox Valley Wood Products. His company received the 32nd Annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Grand Award on Feb. 20, 2020. 
  • Su-Nui Escobar `99 is in private practice and a dietetic internship director at Larkin Community Hospital.
  • Larry Graves `01 is serving as the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Designee on the Governor’s Task Force on student debt.
  • Kevin Howard `03 is an industrial technology specialist at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
  • David Hanson `04 was promoted to senior project manager at JE Dunn Construction.
  • Steven Peterson `10 completed his master’s degree in supply chain at Marquette University in May.
  • Danielle `13 and her husband, Nate `13 Goss, launched a new beverage company called KUL MOCKS.
  • Katelyn Plank `13 and her wife published their first series of children’s books, “These Are My Pants!”
  • Krissa Fisher '13 is a Financial Aid Advisor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
  • Dr. Marcus Lewis `18 was named director of the Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program.
Life events: births, marriages, anniversaries and deaths

Engagement:

  • Elizabeth Nelson `19 and Myles Lade `20 met working at the Commons three years ago and got engaged in June.

 

Anniversary:

  • Les Haight `68 and Rhoda Hembrook Haight celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Michigan. They met at the Out of Sight Bar in Menomonie in January 1968.
  • Peter `60 and Mary Jean Fulcer celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2020.

 

Passing:

  • Shirley A. Nooyen `48, April 9, 2020, Sacramento, Cali.  
  • Richard Tiede `60, July 10, 2020, San Jose, Cali.
  • John Clyde Williams `77, May 24, 2020, Freeland, Wash. 
  • Bradley R. Lewis `82, July 9, 2020, Berry township
  • Richard E. Fogal `87, July 21, 2020, La Crosse
  • Deryl Frey `94, July 5, 2020, Ashland

 

Faculty/Staff News: awards, retirements and deaths

Faculty Passing:

  • Steven P. Terry, of Menomonie, passed away on June 2, 2020. Steve retired from UW-Stout in 2015 as an associate professor of health and physical education. He served as athletic director from 1994 to 2007 and started at UW-Stout in 1980. 
  • Eunice I. Freeberg, 87, of Colfax, passed away May 29, 2020. She started in 1982 at the UW-Stout Purchasing Department, retiring in 1997.
  • Roger H. Klukas, 87, of Menomonie, passed away June 7, 2020. He worked in the maintenance department at UW-Stout for about 25 years, retiring in 1997.

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