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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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Elihu Washburne Wear `87 is the president and owner of Popco Inc. and has been included in Marquis Who’s Who.

Cindy Bourget `15 is the 2022-23 Wisconsin School Counselor of the Year. She is a counselor in the Elk Mound School District.

Allison Locke Schelitzche `81 owns Babbitt’s Wine Bar in Sauk Centre, Minn.

Michelle Jensen Lassa `06 is the clinical director at the Behavioral Health Clinic in Wausau.

Chuck `85 and Dawn Graunke Moder `85 have retired. Chuck worked in engineering, managerial and continuous improvement for electronics, food processing and good packaging industries. Dawn worked in engineering and quality assurance roles for the apparel and related industries.  

Career News: new jobs, promotions, awards and retirements
  • Robert Stenner `70 retired from the Pacific Northwest Laboratory. He was a toxicologist and nuclear engineer/health physicist. He also served 11 years on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Hazmat Committee.
  • Lance Bell `72 manages the AUA Fine Arts Gallery in Ajo, Ariz. And just finished publishing his first book of black and white photography of the Sonoran Desert.
  • Allison Locke Schelitzche `81 owns Babbitt’s Wine Bar in Sauk Centre, Minn.
  • Chuck `85 and Dawn Graunke Moder `85 have retired. Chuck worked in engineering, managerial and continuous improvement for electronics, food processing and good packaging industries. Dawn worked in engineering and quality assurance roles for apparel and related industries.  
  • Elihu Washburne Wear `87 is the president and owner of Popco Inc. and has been included in Marquis Who’s Who.
  • Kellie Grengs `92 is a senior lecturer at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas teaching theatrical costume design.
  • Leslie Haynes `01 has worked for the federal government and the Food and Drug Administration for 17 years. She is working with scientists who review COVID-19 vaccines and is doing associated work for public health and safety.
  • Clinton Greenebaum `04 is the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Minnesota Chapter president for the 2022-23 fiscal year.
  • Bryan `06 and Stacy `06 Weichelt are the owners and operators of Marshfield North Storage in Marshfield.
  • Chad Hayes `06 is a principal at Professional Engineering Consultants PA in Fort Collins, Color.
  • Michelle Jensen Lassa `06 is the clinical director at the Behavioral Health Clinic in Wausau.
  • Megan McKenna `07 is the director of specialty concepts and new project development lead at The Bartolotta Restaurants.
  • Bryan Horwath `07 is the business editor for the Las Vegas Sun newspaper.
  • Leah Hauck-Mills `12 received accreditation in public relations through Public Relations Society of American in July 2022.
  • Cindy Bourget `15 is the 2022-23 Wisconsin School Counselor of the Year. She is a counselor in the Elk Mound School District.
  • Riley Colvard `17 is the assistant coach of the Des Moines Buccaneers.
Life events: births, marriages, anniversaries and deaths

Arrivals:

  • Jenna Huseboe `12 welcomed a baby girl in July 2022.

 

Wedding:  

  • Caleb Toft `18 and Shelby Kann got married on July 16, 2022.

 

Anniversary:

  • James `70 and Alice Judd Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August 2022.
  • Nancy Werner Yow `70 and her husband, Ron, celebrated their 50th anniversary on April 20, 2022.
  • James Jacobus `74 celebrated 47 years of marriage in August 2022.
  • Sandra “Sam” Harden `77 and Bill Pierquet `76 are celebrating their 45th anniversary in August. They met at UW-Stout. Sam is a retired business professional and professor, and Bill is a retire real estate executive with a thriving commercial real estate consulting business in Georgia.
  • Laura Slater-Hatzenbeller `79 and Mark Hatzenbellar `79 celebrated their 43rd anniversary in June 2022.
  • Mary Goplin `80 and Kevin `80 Wilde celebrated their 40th anniversary in May.

 

Passing:

  • William Amthor `50, July 20. 2022, Oro Valley, Ariz.
  • Earl Herring `52, Maple Grove, Minn.
  • Virginia Lathrope Brown `55, August 16, 2022, Milwaukee
  • Gerald “Skip” Wick `56, August 25, 2022, Kimball
  • Folkvard “Tack” Martin Braaten `56, September 26, 2022, Manhattan, KS
  • Flora Spinti Lehman `57, July 13, 2022,
  • Jean Schwertel Wielgus `57, July 10, 2022, Green Bay
  • Donna Mae Enders Heier `59, July 2022
  • Hans Hatopp `59, July 22, 2022, Two Rivers
  • Paul Marion Pisani `65, September 7, 2022, Eau Claire
  • Mary Bucher Mavis `66, April 13, 2022, Summerfield, Flor.
  • Richard “Dick” Grum `66, September 5, 2022, Stoughton
  • Shirley Wegner Hillman `67, November 30, 2020, Eau Claire
  • Gordon Spaete `69, July 21, 2022, Watertown, South Dakota
  • John Hassemer `70, September 13, 2022, Eau Claire
  • Donald E. Neve `71, May 4, 2019, Wisconsin Rapids
  • Douglas Anderson `71, August 28, 2022, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Marjorie “Marge” Miller Richartz `71, July 27, 2022, Menomonie
  • Peter Kores `72, September 9, 2022, Sheboygan
  • James Sopko `73, Oct. 23, 2022, Biwabik, Minn.
  • Kenneth Then `77, August 9, 2022, Sun Prairie
  • Terry M. Gerdts `82, August 26, 2022, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Karen Rivers `83, July 7, 2022, Chippewa Falls
  • Scott Banks `90, August 31, 2022, Roswell, New Mexico
  • Stacy Buettner `94, September 16, 2022, St. Louis Park, Minn.
  • Thomas “Tom” Driscoll `99, September 22, 2022, Prior Lake, Minn.
  • Nicole Faber Peterson `02, July 15, 2022, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Joni Dahl `05, August 12, 2022, Genoa Location
  • Jason Clopton `08, August 19, 2022, Brooklyn Center, Minn.
  • Zane Borchers `17, July 31, 2022, Dundas, Minn.

 

Friends of the University:

  • Pamela Powers, July 23, 2022, Boyceville
Faculty/Staff News: awards, retirements and deaths

Faculty/staff passing:

  • Donavan “Don” Lowell Olson, 70, of Altoona, passed away July 3. Don, a facilities repair worker-advanced at UW-Stout, retired in 2015.
     

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