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News for Stout Alumni, 
Parents and Friends 

Spring 2004 

UW-Stout Alumni Association 

Building the best box 

Students design winning package for premium golf balls 

UW-Stout packaging and graphic design stu- 
dents recently joined forces to meet a real- 
world packaging challenge for Acculine Inc., 
a manufacturer of golf clubs. The company 
invited the students to enter a competition to 
develop a package for their new premium line 
of Peerless 20/20 golf balls. 

Graphic design student Jessica Kooiman 
and packaging students Matt Lannigan, Laszlo 
Titkos and Chris Kidd received the bronze 
award in the competition out of some 50 other 
entries. The National Paperbox Association 
and the Paperbox Industry Foundation host 
this National Student Design Competition each 
year. UW-Stout students have received both 
silver and bronze awards for their designs for 
the past several years. 

Meeting the criteria 

Students in instructor Claire Sand's consumer 
packaging course and Nagesh Shinde's pack- 
aging graphics course collaborated in teams 
to create numerous designs for the competi- 
tion. Each team sketched out several ideas 
and developed, presented and critiqued three 
prototypes to reach a final prototype to enter 
into the competition. 

Acculine 's specific charge to the students 
was to design a folding paperboard carton 
that would offer adequate protection to the 
product, reduce post-consumer waste, pack 
and display easily, and contain at least six 
balls to minimize cost. While taking all these 
factors into consideration, the students were 
also instructed to create packages and graph- 
ics that convey quality, accuracy, exclusivity, 
uniqueness, vision and excellence. 

Graphic design student Will Eckhoff said 
his team's diamond-shaped design fits well 
with Acculine's Peerless 20/20 marketing 
theme. "They want to show that their prod- 
uct is unlike any other, because the balls are 
20 percent more accurate and travel 20 yards 
shorter. It's quality verses quantity," he said. 

Graphic design student Sarah Osborn said 
her team wanted to project accuracy and move- 
ment with their circular package design. 

"Our ultimate goal was to design something 
that stands out from all the other designs, just 
like the product stands apart from its competi- 
tors," added teammate Katy Wild. 

"I am always amazed that although each team 
is working on the same challenges, each comes 
up with a different solution. Seeing that there 
is more than one design to meet a packaging 
challenge helps students become more flexible 
in their approach," said Sand. 

Gelling two realms 

In previous years, Shinde and Sand spread the 
student project out across the entire semester. 
This time they asked the teams to focus on the 
project for just three weeks. 

"This short, intense focus resulted in more 
polished package designs," said Sand. 

When Sand worked in the packaging in- 
dustry in the early 1990s, packages were often 
designed, she said, without graphic design input. 
Since then, the level of cooperation between 
graphic design and packaging professionals 
has dramatically increased. This collaboration 
encourages packaging professionals to explore 
further possibilities, she said. 

"When they work alongside graphic design 
students, packaging students are more willing 
to try something that they otherwise might have 
deemed impossible," said Sand. 

Shinde pointed out that this experience will 
help his design students prepare to work in an 
increasingly global marketplace where design- 
ers must have a diverse set of skills. "These 
interdisciplinary collaborative projects provide 
a platform for idea exchange," he said. 

Real-world experience 

Shinde and Sand expect that the work the stu- 
dents did for the NPB A competition will make 
them more marketable as they search for jobs. 
The students agreed that solving a problem for 
a real-life company like Acculine will have an 
important impact on their future careers. 

"This was the first packaging experience I 
have had that felt so real to me," said Titkos. 

"These interdisciplinary collaborative projects 

provide a platform for idea exchange." 

Nagesh Shinde 

Students (I to r) Joey Lynn Komenec, Katy Wild, Ben Lancette and Sarah Osborn exhibit their circular design 
for Acculine's new premium line of Peerless 20/ 20 golf balls. 

Students (I to r) Jessica Kooiman, Chris Kidd, Matt Lannigan and Laszlo Titkos demonstrate the golf ball pack- 
age they designed and produced. The National Paperbox Association awarded the students a bronze award for 
their prototype. 

The Way of the 

Innovative digital lab methods 

enhance student experience 

Page 2 

Munching On 

Researchers study 

environmentally friendly bacteria 

Page 4 

Turning Passion 
Into Gold 

Kyle Goman '89 and Bobbi Goman '90 

find wine making success 

Page 16 

University News 

The way of the future 

Innovative digital lab methods enhance student experience 

When they began their fascination with chemistry as 
undergrads, Marty Ondrus' and John Crandall's most 
important data analysis tools were slide rules. Now, more 
than 30 years into their careers as instructors, their tools 
include laptops and a wireless network. But then, they 
have never been the sort to shun new tools. 

First, they switched to mechanical and electronic cal- 
culators. As those calculators got smaller, more portable 
and less expensive, they gradually introduced themselves 
to computers — from punch card mainframes to the Tandy 
TRS80, to the Apple He and IBMs, and finally to the 
small but powerful laptops they use today. 

New lab methods 

As UW-Stout launched its digital environment, the 
chemistry department readily volunteered to create a 
section of freshmen chemistry for e-Scholar students. 
"We thought we should take the technology seriously, 
because it is the way of the future," said Ondrus, who 
is the chair of the department. 

Fortunately, Ondrus had learned about innovative 
laboratory methods at a Wisconsin Society of Science 
Teachers Convention, where a presenter demonstrated 
software and tools that record and graph data during 

Crandall then developed lab experiments that require 
students to use software with special sensors to collect 
data. Their laptops automatically graph the information 
as they collect it. 

"In the old days, gathering it would take more time, 
and we would never get such continuous, accurate data," 
said Ondrus. 

Chemistry students use a variety of data collection 
tools during laptop experiments, including a conduc- 

tivity probe, a spectrometer, a pH sensor, a heart rate 
monitor and a temperature sensor. 

The software not only helps students analyze the 
data, but also helps them create lab reports and replay 
the data collection at various speeds. 

"think and work" 

As the university begins to measure how laptops add 
value to the students' total experience, Ondrus isn't 
convinced these new methods help his students learn 
the concepts of chemistry better. 

"It is hard for me to determine how much more they 
are learning. I don't know how to measure this yet," 
he said. "Laptops are wonderful, and we use them in 
any way we can, but students still have to think and 

Although some of the old methods are just as effec- 
tive in teaching chemistry concepts, Ondrus pointed out 
that the technology has made some of them obsolete. 

For example, students no longer need to plot data 
by hand on graph paper, because the software does 
it for them in real time. "If they understand what the 
graph is showing them, the actual process of creating 
a graph is only busy work," he said. 

Crandall acknowledged that the technology has the 
potential to open "new opportunities for understanding," 
but ironing out technical troubles can detract from what 
his students learn. 

"Instead of focusing on the science that is occur- 
ring, at times the user is involved in troubleshooting 
behaviors. While both are important, I would rather have 
students analyzing the results of an experiment and the 
experimental protocol than analyzing computer-related 
problems," said Crandall. 

Software helps chemistry students use their laptops to collect, graph and analyze data, create 
lab reports and replay the data collection at various speeds. 

Virtual experiments 

Crandall expects a time will come when students 
will learn basic concepts of chemistry through online 
"virtual labs" at a minimal cost. "Cleverly designed 
virtual laboratory experiments have the advantages 
of being safe, accessible 24/7, rapidly repeatable and 
could even be designed to incorporate a variety of 
commonly encountered errors that require procedural 
problem- solving activities," he explained. 

Ondrus is beginning to move a bit in this direction 
by incorporating film clips of experiments into Pow- 
erPoint lectures that he puts on UW-Stout's e-Scholar 
portal for his students to view. 

According to Ondrus, projecting movie demon- 
strations of experiments in class is beneficial to his 
students. "I could perform those experiments in class, 
but students in the back could not see as well. Also, 
some experiments are too dangerous to conduct in the 
classroom," he said. 


are wonderful, 

and we use them 

in any way 

we can, 

but students 

still have 

to think 

and work." 

Marty Ondrus 

Building international friendships 

Program helps international students experience American life beyond the university 

Currently, approximately 110 international students 
from some 32 countries are living on or near the UW- 
Stout campus. To help these students become more com- 
fortable in our community, the Office of International 
Education organizes a friendship host program. 

Unlike typical international high school home stays, 
international students involved in the friendship host 
program do not live with their host. 

"Being a friendship host isn't a lot of work or a huge 
time commitment. It is really just opening yourself to 
a guest from another country. What you put into it, 
you gain tenfold," said Vickie Kuester, who runs the 

The program offers international students the op- 
portunity to experience firsthand American life beyond 
the university. They see American homes, eat regional 
food and take part in family customs. Having a host 
family also helps the students speak English more 

In addition, friendship hosts help students navigate 
the community. Most international students do not have 
vehicles. Since Menomonie does not have a bus system, 
they find it difficult to travel to the north side of town 
to purchase personal items. 

"A host is someone to call on when they need as- 
sistance, or when they just feel like getting out of the 
dorm environment for a while," said Kuester, who is 
associate director of International Education. 

Kuester pairs the students and hosts based on the 
interests and needs of both. International students who 
wish to have a friendship host fill out an application form, 
listing their field of study, special interests and when 

they would be available to visit with their friendship 
host. They also write down anything about themselves 
or their country that they think their host should know, 
such as dietary restrictions, customs or their religions. 
People who want to host international students fill out 
a similar form. 

Donna Otto, UW-Stout Human Resources, and her 
husband, Jerry, hosted Pallavi Joyappa, a student from 
India who recently earned her master's degree. 

Besides taking Joyappa shopping for necessities, 
the Ottos took her strawberry picking and out to eat 
at local fish fries. They also included her in holiday 
family events. 

"Christmas was unfamiliar to her, because she is 
Hindu. But, we had a lot of fun. She was so appreciative 
of all the decorations and gifts we gave her to open. 
Christmas is the only holiday I decorate for, so I go a 
little crazy," said Otto, laughing. 

Through their friendship with Joyappa, the Ottos 
became acquainted with many other international 
students. In fact, five of them joined their family for 
Thanksgiving. They also attended various ethnic meals 

Before Joyappa graduated, Otto put together a 
cookbook of regional and all- American recipes for 
the students. The book contained a chocolate chip 
cookie recipe that Joyappa requested, and the recipe 
for the marshmallow angel pie they made after they 
went strawberry picking. 

Otto said she has benefited just as much as Joyappa 
has from their friendship. Spending time with Joyappa 
has taught her a great deal about Indian culture. 

(L to r) International students Mariko Tada, Krongkaew (Kelly) Kiattkul, Pallavi Joyappa and 
Dhivya Balasubramanian proudly display the eleven pails of strawberries they picked with 
Joyappa's host, Donna Otto (second from right). 

For example, Otto was surprised to learn that Joyappa's marriage will likely be 
arranged for her. "It is possible for her to chose someone herself, but it would have 
to be someone from her community in India," she said. 

Otto said Joyappa's attitude and courage have inspired her to seek new experi- 
ences. She is impressed that Joyappa traveled overseas to further her education, 
knowing she could not go home whenever she wanted to. "Pallavi is very brave. 
She came here, not knowing anyone, at the age of 23. Up until that time, she had 
lived at home," she said. 

Stout Outlook 

Helping new students excel 

Stout's First-Year Advising Program eases college transition 

To increase student success, improve student reten- 
tion and enhance advising effectiveness, UW-Stout's 
Advisement Center recently initiated the First- Year 
Advising Program. As a result, seven first-year advis- 
ers helped approximately 1,300 freshmen with their 
college transition. 

The new advisers worked with freshmen until spring 
advisement day, at which time the students transitioned 
to a faculty adviser in their academic program. 

"We want freshmen to be informed members of the 
Stout community. By the time we handed them over to 
their program directors on advisement day, they knew 
how to register for courses, track down resources, 
make connections and set expectations," said Shirley 
Murphy, associate dean of students and director of the 
Advisement Center. 

Addressing concerns 

In the past, surveyed students and alumni have expressed 
low satisfaction with advisement. Also, UW-Stout's 
first-year retention rate has been declining in recent 
years. For example, approximately one quarter of the 
2002-03 freshman class did not return to UW-Stout in 
the fall of 2003. 

These facts spurred the university to develop a First- 
Year Advising Program with the following goals: 

• increase first-year retention rates 

• improve the quality of the first-year experience 

• provide first-year students with consistent informa- 

• develop responsible, informed students 

• raise graduation rates 

The new program also responds to increased instruc- 
tor and program director workloads by taking some 
of the pressure to get new students up to speed off the 
shoulders of program advisers. 

The new program will be evaluated in several ways. 
Student Web-based assessments will let the Advisement 
Center know how the program can further meet student 
needs. Retention, probation and dismissal rates will 
also be compared to those in previous years. 

Immediate connection 

Student participation in the first adviser meeting on 
Labor Day afternoon was overwhelmingly positive. 
Close to 1,200 freshmen met their first-year adviser 
to learn about important campus procedures, policies 
and resources. 

"Research has shown that if they make a formal 
connection with the university within the first four to 
six weeks, they will be more likely to stay. By meeting 
their advisers so early in the semester, they gained a 
go to person who can help them transition and get the 
information they need," said Murphy. 

All first-year students have a minimum of eight 
contacts with their adviser, including several face-to- 
face meetings. In addition, timely e-mails ande-Scholar 
portal announcements alerted first-year students to im- 
portant dates, policies, resources and services. Advisers 
and students are also using the new advisement section 
of the portal to access program plans, degree audits, 
test results and course sequencing. 

Common experience 

First-year students also participated in a common 
reading experience, called "Into the Book." During 
the summer, incoming freshmen read "Into the Wild" 
by Jon Krakauer. During fall orientation, 1,065 of 
these freshmen participated in faculty- and staff-led 
discussion groups. 

"The program was declared a resounding success 
and will be continued next year," said Murphy. 

Early intervention 

To be more proactive about meeting student needs, the 
Advisement Center asked first-year students to take 
the College Student Inventory, a nationally recognized 
instrument created by Noel-Levitz. CSI measures a 
number of retention related areas, including academic 
motivation, general coping skills and receptivity to 
support services. 

First-year advisers met with freshmen during the 
first four weeks of class to review key concerns with 
them and to make specific recommendations to get 
students started on the right path. 

"Instead of waiting for a student's poor academic 
performance to trigger an intervention, CSI allows us 
to help them identify potential problems before they 
occur," said Murphy. 

The Advisement Center now has computer training 
modules that help students with specific issues identified 
by CSI. For example, if the instrument indicates that a 
student needs assistance with taking tests, the adviser 
may point the student to a computer training session 
designed to increase test- taking skills. 

Student Chad Johnson has a face-to-face meeting with his first-year adviser, Joann Demi. All 
first-year students now have a minimum of eight contacts with their advisers during their first 
two semesters at UW-Stout. 

The center's online academic skills program also 
assists students with time management, listening and 
note taking, reading, stress management, test taking, 
goal setting and motivation. 

A career that fits 

Responsibility for all students who remain undecided 
about their major was also transferred to the Advisement 
Center, where a proactive approach is being taken to 
direct the students to a career. 

Advisers strongly encourage students who have 
not declared a major to choose one by the end of their 
third semester. They will also suggest the student take 
a one-credit career exploration seminar. 

During this quarter-semester class, students learn 
more about their strengths and career possibilities by tak- 
ing three career assessments, conducting informational 
interviews, learning about the majors at UW-Stout and 
talking with employers about marketable skills. They 
then meet with the instructor to review what they have 
learned and receive guidance. 

"The most important factor is finding a major that 
fits. Hopefully, it is here at UW-Stout, but if it isn't, we 
will help them find it. For them to stay here for three 
years and not make any progress would be a tremendous 
waste of resources," said Murphy. 

"We want 

freshmen to be 

informed members 

of the 
Stout community." 

Shirley Murphy 

Bug control 

UW-Stout group raises beetles to restore campus wetland 

Lynn Peterson, director of grounds maintenance at UW- 
Stout, has a problem with the invasive plant purple 
loosestrife. As the president of Prairie Enthusiasts and 
a former Department of Natural Resources wildlife 
technician, she is familiar with how the plant has over- 
run the wetlands of 70 of Wisconsin's 72 counties. So, 
when she found it in a small diverse wetland on the 
south side of the UW-Stout campus, she decided to 
bug it to death. 

Peterson, with the help of UW-Stout grounds staff 
and four students in UW-Stout instructor Krista James' 
biology class, raised Galerucella beetles that are natural 
enemies of purple loosestrife. 

"The DNR has done extensive research to ensure that 
the bugs will not destroy other plants. So far, they seem 
to live solely on purple loosestrife," said Peterson. 

Students Kara Duckett, Tiffany Grabow, Carolyn 
Joseph and Erin Churchill began the project by helping 
Peterson pull 10 loosestrife plants out of the wetland. 

The group then potted the plants in their natural soil 
and placed them in a makeshift wetland to grow. 

Next, the students sewed nets to put over the pots, 
using a fine mesh material provided by the DNR. Once 
the plants grew approximately two-feet tall, the DNR 
sent Peterson 100 Galerucella beetles. 

By releasing 10 beetles into each netted plant, the 
university ended up with roughly one hundred times 
the original population within six to eight weeks, said 
Peterson. Some of the adult Galerucella beetles were 
set loose in the university 's loosestrife infested wetland. 
The rest were given to the DNR to be used in other 
state wetlands. 

Purple loosestrife, which was once a garden plant 
native to Europe and Asia, has spread rapidly across 
the Midwest during the past 20 years. The plant chokes 
waterways and threatens native plants and wildlife. 
Since the mid-1990s, the DNR has lead a program to 
rid the state of this invasive plant. 

Biology students (I to r) Carolyn Joseph, Tiffany Grabow and Kara Duckett work with student 
grounds keeper Matt Harambasic to pull up and pot purple loosestrife plants in a campus 

Stout Outlook 

Munching on methane 

UW-Stout researchers study environmentally friendly bacteria 

AUW-Stout research team is studying peat bog bacteria 
that slow global warming by eating methane, a potent 
greenhouse gas. 

According to Stephen Nold, UW-Stout associate 
professor of biology, methane producing peat lands 
cover an enormous portion of the Northern hemisphere, 
including large areas of Canada and Siberia. In fact, 
approximately six million acres of Minnesota are 
covered by these wetlands. 

"By reducing the amount of methane released to 
the atmosphere by peat bogs, these bacteria are one 
of trillions of different organisms and processes mak- 
ing human life on Earth possible," noted Jess Kane, 
a recent UW-Stout business administration graduate 
and member of the research team. 

The bacteria studied by the team convert methane 
into carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that is much less 
potent, but still important in global warming. The team 
hopes that a better understanding of this process may 
someday lead to the control of methane production. 

"We need to know more about these environmentally 
friendly bacteria," said Nold. "We want them to stick 
around, and to keep eating. If they disappear, global 
warming will accelerate." 

Supported by a National Science Foundation 
CAREER grant, Nold's research team is developing 
new ways to identify the methane-eating bacteria. To do 
this, they conduct field research in peat bogs in Bena, 
Minn., and in the Trout Lake Station in Wisconsin's 
Vilas County. Up to their knees in water and peat, they 
study the bacteria's habitat and take core samples that 
they later analyze in the lab. 

The team is comparing the core samples taken from 
the two different sites, which, Nold said, are strikingly 

different. The peat bog in Minnesota is nutrient poor and 
contains very few plant species, while the Wisconsin site 
provides more nutrients and is home to a much larger 
variety of plants. 

"We want to answer some important questions, such 
as what controls the organism's ability to consume 
methane? And, what would happen if their environment 
becomes warmer or more nutrient rich?" said Nold. 

Nold involves undergraduates in his research because 
he feels that the thrill of scientific discovery can change 
their lives. 

Researcher Brooke Miller, an applied science major, 
said the research opportunity has indeed been a pow- 
erful experience, pushing her to rethink her intended 
career path. "I like being able to do hands-on things 
like research, instead of just sitting in a classroom," 
she said. "It is also exciting to try to make a difference 
in the world." 

Researcher Laura Schultz, a former UW-Stout lab 
technician and a 200 1 graduate of UW-Stout's business 
program, agreed that the peat land research pushed her 
to expand her abilities, including presenting research at 
scientific conferences. 

Schultz now attends graduate school and aspires to 
be a project manager for a biotech firm. "This experi- 
ence has completely changed my outlook on my career. 
I have a lot more faith in my abilities," she said. 

In addition, the team will have the unique oppor- 
tunity to publish scientific papers about their research. 
Michele Zwolinski, UW-Stout's first post-doctorate 
teaching scholar, is supervising the undergraduates' 
research and works with them to write the professional 

The NSF grant that supports the research also helps 

Michelle Zwolinski, UW-Stout's first post-doctorate teaching scholar, and student Mark Holtan 
collect peat bog samples in Northern Wisconsin. 

Nold and Zwolinski apply the same type of hands-on, 
small group cooperative learning in their classrooms. 
As the result of attending grant- supported workshops, 
they design collaborative ways for students to solve 
problems with little instructor intervention. 

"By doing this, the students learn on their own 
initiative," said Nold. 

For example, to teach the history of microbiology, 
Zwolinski instructs small groups of students to each 
write a newspaper article about an important historical 
figure in the discipline as if they were reporters living 
during that time. Each group then posts their article on 
a Web site for the other groups to read. 

According to Zwolinski, this type of project allows 
more students to succeed. "Only a few students actually 
learn best by listening to a lecture and taking notes," 
she explained. 

For more information about the research team's ac- 
tivities, visit their Web site at 

"I like 

being able 

to do 

hands-on things 

like research, 

instead of just 

sitting in 
a classroom." 

Brooke Miller 

Community connection 

Program broadens students' off-campus opportunities 

UW-Stout student Emily Breheim feels more connected 
to the Menomonie community since she began work- 
ing for an area nonprofit organization. When she first 
began college, Breheim said she mostly participated 
in activities that involved people on or around the 

That changed when Breheim became a second- shift 
caseworker for the Bridge to Hope, Menomonie's 
domestic violence and sexual assault shelter. Since 
then, she has interacted with people from all over 
the area, has spoken to a variety of local groups and 
has taken interest in other community organizations. 

"The Bridge has helped 330 clients this year," said 
Breheim, who is majoring in family and consumer 
sciences education. "Before working at The Bridge, 
I never really knew how many lives were affected 
by domestic violence. It happens to people from all 
income levels, and has an overwhelming impact on a 
child's life and self-esteem," she added. 

Locating jobs 

Breheim connected with her job through the Job Locator 
and Development Program initiated by the UW-Stout 
Financial Aid Office during the 2000-0 1 academic year. 
The program broadens off-campus job opportunities 
for all students regardless of their financial need. 

The JLD Program also gets students more active 
in the community, encouraging them to find jobs that 
solve problems related to the particular needs of area 
residents, said Christine Enger, assistant director of 
Financial Aid. 

The U.S. Department of Education's Federal Work- 
Study Program allows UW-Stout to allocate a small 
portion of work- study funds to help students who do 

not qualify for on-campus work-study jobs. This helps 
Financial Aid staff coordinate connections between 
students and employers, and post a list of submitted 
job announcements near their office and on the Web. 

The program has grown considerably since its first 
year of operation, when 39 students received jobs, 
earning approximately $220,000 in wages. During the 
2002-03 academic year, the program jumped to 147 job 
placements, with student earnings totaling more than 

For area businesses and nonprofit organizations, 
JLD provides a ready source of workers for affordable 
wages. Many of the students take seasonal, part-time 
or second shift positions that employers have trouble 
filling, said Enger. The jobs range from home health 
care work and radio announcers to dishwashers and 
camp counselors. 

"Students play an integral part in community busi- 
nesses and organizations," said Enger. 

Personal service 

Private individuals who are looking for a variety of 
personal services, including elderly care, childcare, 
landscaping and home repair, also hire students. 

"We want to get the word out about this service, 
because we think many private community members 
are looking for people who can help them with their 
specific needs," said Enger. 

For example, an elderly person called the office 
looking for students who could move firewood from 
his yard to his basement, and to pile it. "That same day 
we found students who were willing to do that for him," 
said Enger. 

Real-world exposure 

The JLD program also helps students like Breheim gain 
a deeper understanding of their area of study through 
exposure to real- world problems. 

"This job is a big wake up call for the students we 
hire, because they have to face hard issues. Still, they 
come here with an interest in helping people, and really 
grow into the position. They end up giving and caring 
more than they expected," said Narda Gordillo, The 
Bridge to Hope's shelter manager. 

Breheim said her counseling experience at The 
Bridge was a great help to her as she completed an 
internship at Menomonie High School. "Many times 
we make snap decisions about people we first meet. 
Now, I stop and think. If my students are not doing 
their homework, I do not automatically think they are 
lazy. Now, I wonder what could be going on in their 
life," she said. 

Above average 

Each year, the Financial Aid Office tracks the results 
of the JLD Program by surveying employers who use 
the service. "Employers responses are overwhelm- 
ingly positive," said Enger. 

Nearly all of the employers surveyed in 2003 indi- 
cated an above average level of satisfaction with their 
student employees' work ethics and abilities. All of 
the employers reported that they would hire UW-Stout 
students again. 

"Many times 
we make 

snap decisions 
about people 

we first meet. 
Now, I stop 
and think." 

Emily Breheim 

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working with the Lac du Flambeau community. 

UW-Stout's e-Scholar portal Web site was selected as the Member Site to See by the Association 
of College and University Telecommunications Professionals based on its content delivery, timeliness, 
ease of use, accessibility and graphic appeal. 

Carolyn Barnhart, food systems and technology program director, received the 2003 American As- 
sociation of Family and Consumer Sciences Leaders Award for her involvement and leadership. 

Gary S. Godfrey, technology, was chosen by the NASA Faculty Fellowship Program at the Kennedy 
Space Center to conduct numerous computer-modeling projects for a two-year research residency. 

Promotions in rank and tenure 

Promotions in rank and tenure designations for UW-Stout faculty and staff members were announced by 
Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, following action by the UW System Board of Regents. 

Promoted to professor are Joseph Benkowski and David Johnson, communications, education and 
training; Hector Cruz, education, school counseling and school psychology; Sheri Klein, Stout Solutions; 
Robert Peters and Gary Rockwood, rehabilitation and counseling; Benjamin Pratt, art and design; 
and Carol Seaborn, food and nutrition. 

Promoted to associate professor are Christopher Bendel and Diane Christie, mathematics, statistics 
and computer science; Stephen Nold and Ann Parsons, biology; Nancy Schof ield and Scott Springer, 
technology; and Stephen Shumate, rehabilitation and counseling. 

Christie, Benkowski and Johnson received tenure as well. Tenure designation was also awarded 
to Steven Deckelman, mathematics, statistics and computer science; Stephanie Graber, speech com- 
munication, foreign languages, theatre and music; Bruce Maylath. English and philosophy; Forrest 
Schultz, chemistry; Kristina Gorbatenko-Roth, psychology; Jacalyn Weissenburger, education, 
school counseling and school psychology; H. Steve Cole, business; David Fly, technology; and Steven 
Schlough, communications, education and training. 

Sabbaticals granted 

Sabbaticals for 11 UW-Stout faculty members were approved by the UW System Board of Regents 
for the 2004-05 academic year. Those on leave for the first semester are Brian Bergquist, hospitality 
and tourism; Rita Christoffersen, technology; Janette Hare, human development and family studies; 
Howard Lee, School of Education; Don Olson, technology; Howard Parkhurst, School of Education; 
and Robert Schuler, English and philosophy. 

The board awarded second semester sabbaticals to Danny Bee, technology; and Amy Gillett, School 
of Education. Full-year sabbaticals were granted to Jafar Jafari, hospitality and tourism; and Richard 
Tafalla, psychology. 

The Regents grant sabbaticals to recognize and enhance teaching efforts and excellence. To be eligible 
for a sabbatical, faculty members must have completed six or more years, or the equivalent, of full-time 
instructional service to the system; have not taken a sabbatical during the previous six years; and agree 
to return to the institution for at least one following year. 

New residence hall planned 

Construction for a new residence hall on UW-Stout's 
north campus is slated to break ground this spring 
as the first phase of implementation of the North 
Campus Master Plan. 

Over a 10- to 15 year period, the North Campus 
Master Plan will redefine north campus, creating an 
innovative community that addresses the demands 
of today's college students. 

The new building will be a 296-bed residence 
hall with 75 suites, each containing four single 
bedrooms, a kitchenette, living area and bathroom 

The new hall will be built on what is currently 

a parking lot west of Fleming, Hovlid and Wigen 
residence halls. Completion on the hall is planned for 
the summer of 2005, to be ready for new residents 
that fall. 

The estimated cost of this building is $16.6 
million, which will be funded by user fees, not 
taxpayer dollars. 

Chancellor's Message 

Looking Forward 

We are completing another academic year at UW-Stout; a busy, 
challenging yet very exciting year. Our highest priority and our 
greatest challenge has been the budget. The state cut appropria- 
tions by 25 percent, but did allow the UW System to increase 
tuition by nearly 16 percent. Unfortunately, the students bear the 
brunt of the cut. Even though the state provided more financial 
aid, that too came from fees already paid by the students into 
designated funds; or, in the words of one official, a "cash grab." 
This must end if we are to provide student access to UW System 
schools, so essential for a healthy higher education system and 
for a robust economy. 

We were also shocked and saddened with the tragic loss of 
UW-River Falls Chancellor Ann Lydecker, who was killed this 
spring in an automobile accident. This is a great loss to her campus 
and the university system. 

With the bad news out of the way, there are some very positive 
things to report as well. Our e-Scholar initiative is going well. 
Student surveys show strong support for the laptop requirement. 
The vast majority feel that it strengthens the overall quality of their 
education here, and most feel the faculty have adjusted well to 
this new tool. Next fall will be the third year of the program, and 
by the fall of 2005 all 8,000 students will be part of the initiative. 
We made a wise decision to build a strong, dynamic infrastructure 
before we launched the laptop program, and that has been the 
critical factor in our success. 

Another exciting proposal is now before the Board of Regents. 
We are asking that the Board give UW-Stout a statewide mission 
to become the access portal for the technical college graduates. 
We envision a seamless transfer of courses and programs between 
the two systems, benefiting the state by providing more individu- 
als with baccalaureate degrees, stemming the "brain drain" and 
providing a well-prepared work force that can attract and keep 
high-paying jobs in the state. 

Finally, we are engaging the campus and stakeholders in a planning process called "UW- 
Stout 2010." We must look forward, plan for change, and adjust our structure and programs 
to meet the ever-changing needs of the 21 st century. We have a vision that calls for this uni- 
versity, your university, to maintain a leadership position in educating men and women for this 
century, sharpening our focus on the "Stout Technology Advantage" strengthening programs 
that relate directly to societal needs, and educating men and women for the civic responsibility 
this democracy demands. 

As the UW System prepares for a leadership change with President Katharine Ly all's retire- 
ment, we are preparing to become one of the premier universities in the country. 

Charles W. Sorensen 

"We must 

look forward, 

plan for change, 

and adjust 

our structure 

and programs 

to meet the 

ever-changing needs 

of the 21st century." 

Academic programs receive accreditation 

Several UW-Stout academic programs have been 
awarded accreditation in the past year, undergoing a 
rigorous review process that keeps them current and 
in line with professional and industry standards. 

UW-Stout's school psychology graduate 
program recently received full approval from the 
National Association of School Psychologists. Fewer 
than two-thirds of the school psychology graduate 
programs in the nation are NASP approved. 

"This means that our school psychology program 
has been exhaustively evaluated by professionals 
outside the university and has been found worthy 
of national-level recognition," said Jacalyn Weis- 
senburger, director of the program. 

NASP approval also ensures that graduates of 
the program are automatically eligible for National 
Certification in School Psychology. 

The apparel design and development program 
also recently received an endorsement from the 
American Apparel and Footwear Association's 
Professional Leadership Council. This endorse- 
ment, which lasts through January 2008, includes 
both the pre-production and the operations course 
tracks of the program. 

UW-Stout's apparel design and development 
program is one of only 13 apparel education pro- 
grams that have been endorsed by AAFA, and is 
the only program in Wisconsin that can claim this 

"Review and endorsement of the apparel pro- 
gram by the AAFA ensures that our graduates have 
the competencies that are needed by business and 
industry," said Rita Christofersen, director of the 

AAFA endorsement also allows students in the 
program to apply for scholarships from the associa- 
tion, said Christoffersen. 

UW-Stout's packaging, graphic communications 
management and telecommunication systems pro- 
grams met the National Association of Industrial 
Technology's rigorous standards to achieve ac- 
creditation through November 2009. 

"Being reviewed by outside professionals vali- 
dates what we are doing right and offers us some 
constructive criticism. " said Steve Schlough, direc- 
tor of the telecommunication systems program. 

"The NAIT accreditation review process is a 
key component in our continual quest to keep the 
B.S. packaging degree program relevant to our 
students and the companies that ultimately seek 
to hire them," said Ken Neuburg, director of the 
packaging program. 

This feedback ensures that our programs will 
continue to be among the best in the country," said 
Ted Bensen, director of the graphic communications 
management program. 

The Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute was 
awarded a three-year accreditation by the Commis- 
sion on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. 
S VRI services accredited by C ARF are comprehen- 
sive evaluation; community employment, includ- 
ing job development and job site training; and both 
community and employment assistive technology. 

According to CARP, "S VRI remains the leader 
in the field by providing quality services, as clearly 
reported by stakeholders, especially persons receiv- 
ing services." 

Stout Outlook 

Blue Devil Report 

Hall of Fame celebrates 25th year 


By Layne Pitt, Sports Information Director 

Five athletes from the past 40 years were 
inducted into the UW-Stout Athletic Hall of 
Fame on Sept. 27, 2003. 

Lisa Blume, who played basketball in the 
late 1980s, was joined by Dick Fredrickson, 
who played football and ran track in the early 
1960s, Paul Bons, an All-American cross 
country and track performer in the mid-1980s, 
punter Andy Caflisch,who played football in 
the early 1990s, and Carol {Hughes) Sanders, 
a prime mover in starting the women's tennis 
program at Stout in the mid-1970s. 

The ceremony also marked the 25th 
anniversary of the UW-Stout Hall of Fame, 
and many past inductees returned for the day's 

Lisa Blume 

The numbers weren't fancy, 
but Lisa Blume was one of the 
cornerstones that helped the 
UW-Stout women ' s basketball 
program go from the confer- 
ence doormat to one of the top 
25 teams in Division III. A 
four year letter winner from 
1985-89, Blume was the team captain her 
junior and senior years. She was the team's 
most valuable player her senior year, and was 
named to the all-WWIAC team. Along with 
being named all-conference, Blume said one 
of her biggest thrills "was being part of a close 
team of athletes and the camaraderie that went 
with it." Statistically, her first two seasons 
were nothing to write home about, but she said 
the team continued to work hard. "During my 
final two seasons, we really emerged as a 
quality team in the conference," Blume said. 
"We all put in a tremendous effort and our 
perseverance paid off. It was thrilling to be a 
part of the transition to go from the bottom of 
the conference to becoming a contender and 
moving up." Upon graduation, Blume went on 
to a career in law enforcement in Florida and 
Georgia. She returned to her native Minnesota 
to pursue a master's degree in social work and 
is currently in Florida working in corporate 
loss prevention. 

Paul Bons 

From his freshman year to his 
senior year, Paul Bons was very 
cozy with all-conference 
awards. The distance runner 
from Little Chute, who still 
shares the top Stout eight- 
kilometer cross country time 
(24:38), earned 11 all-confer- Bons 
ence awards — four in cross country, seven in 
track. Bons finished 16th at the 1983 WSUC 
Cross Country Championships to earn second 
team honors, then snagged three first team 
finishes the rest of his career, placing fifth in 
1984 as a sophomore, seventh in 1986 as ared- 
shirted junior and fifth in 1987 as a senior, the 
same year he advanced to the NAIA national 
championships to earn All-America status 
with a 14th place finish. Bons also garnered 
WSUC runner of the week awards in 1986 
and 1987. On the track, Bons specialized in the 
one-mile, two-mile and 5000-meter distances. 
Bons took second place finishes in the 1986 


two-mile indoor championships and the 1986 
1500-meter outdoor meet. In one of the most 
exciting races in WSUC outdoor history, 
Bons was edged during the 1987 season in the 
1500-meter (3:51.38) by Arnie Schraeder of 
UW-Stevens Point, who went on to run in the 
1988 Olympic Games. Bons also recorded 
all-conference honors with a sixth place finish 
in the one-mile at the 1984 outdoor, a fourth 
in the 1500 at the 1985 outdoor, a third in the 
5000-meter at the 1986 outdoor and a fourth in 
the 5000 at the 1987 outdoor. Bons is a member 
of the 4x800-meter relay team that still holds 
the school record. 

Andy Caflisch 

Andy Caflisch' s right leg gave 
him the opportunity to live 
many a young boy's dream — 
participating in the National 
Football League. An All- 
America pick as a senior and 
a four-time all-conference 
punter from 1990-93, Caflisch 
had try outs with five different 
NFL squads throughout the mid- to late- 1990s. 
Caflisch earned third team All-America honors 
in 1993, was a second team all-conference pick 
in 1990 and '91 and first team in 1992 and '93. 
Caflisch set a school record for punting average, 
41.0 yards per punt in 1993, a record that was 
just recently matched. After graduation, 
Caflisch, a native of River Falls, taught 
technology education and coached football, 
nordic skiing and golf at Farmington and 
Hastings, Minn., schools. Caflisch was an 
assistant principal for two years at Stillwater, 
Minn., schools, and is presently the assistant 
principal at Woodbury High School, 
Woodbury, Minn. 

Dick Fredrickson 

Called the best all-around end 
he ever coached by his Stout 
football coach Bob Bostwick, 
Dick Fredrickson was an 
outstanding two- sport athlete 
who went on to a long and 
successful career as a high 
school coach and educator at Fr edrickson 
Arcadia High School. Fredrickson was a four 
year starter in football for the Blue Devils 
from 1959-62, and earned three track letters 
during that span. He set and held a school 
record in the 220-yard hurdles that stood for 
five years. Fredrickson took over as starting 
tight end his freshman year when the starter 
was injured and did not relinquish the spot for 
four years, earning all-conference recognition 
in 1960 and 1961. Fredrickson also was the 
starting defensive end for two years. After a 
year as an assistant football coach at Stout, 
Fredrickson began his career at Arcadia in 
1964, beginning as the industrial education 
instructor, head boys track coach and assistant 
football coach. Fredrickson became the head 
football coach in 1 97 1 , and went on to win nine 
conference championships. His 1973 team was 
undefeated. Fredrickson' s track career reads 
like a highlight reel. Still an active coach, 
Fredrickson has been at the head of the Arcadia 
boy's track program for 34 seasons, winning 
state titles in 1991, '92, '94, '95, '98 and '99, 
seven conference titles, 18 regional titles and 

has won 14 consecutive regional and sectional 
titles from 1990-2003. Six times Fredrickson 
was named the Division 6 Coach of the Year 
and was inducted into the Wisconsin Track 
Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2003. 
Fredrickson also served stints as Arcadia's 
baseball and boy 's basketball coach. Including 
his years as an assistant and head coach, 
Fredrickson has coached 102 seasons. 
Fredrickson' s son, Scott, is a member of the 
UW-Stout Athletic Hall of Fame and the pair 
are the first father- son combination enshrined. 

Carol Hughes Sanders 

When Carol Sanders arrived 
on campus in 1976, there was 
no women's varsity tennis 
program, so she helped pull the 
pieces together and assemble a 
team. She sought the assistance 
of men's tennis coach Bob 
Smith who told Sanders, along Sanders 
with Sue Scarseth, Mary Guberud, and Deb 
Weyers, if they could find enough interested 
players to make up a team, he would coach 
them. The rest, as they say, is history. Smith 
used bits and pieces of his men's tennis and 
swim team budgets to fund a bare-bones 
women's tennis program. Smith coached the 
team in its first year, followed by Donna Roe 
for two years. Smith resumed the helm in 
Sander's senior year. Sanders, a native of 
Liberty ville, 111, was the team's No. 1 singles 
player her sophomore, junior and senior years. 
During her senior year, Sanders was named the 
team's most valuable player. The teams 
established a strong bond. Six members of the 
1978 team — four from the original 1976 team 
— still get together annually. Sanders married 
Gordon Hughes in 1985, — their first date was 
on the tennis court. The couple have three 
children, Amy, Jeff and Sam, and reside in 
Glen Ellyn, 111. In addition to volunteering at 
her childrens' schools, Sanders still dabbles in 
tennis, playing in local leagues, and playing 
tennis with her children. 


Dobrunz receives Athletic 
Distinguished Service Award 

"Ready, willing and able" 
would be a good way to 
describe Carol Dobrunz 
and her relationship to the 
UW-Stout athletic program. 

Since arriving at Stout 
in 1965, Dobrunz has been 
a fixture at Blue Devil Dobrunz 
activities, even though she had no official 
title with the athletic program. An instructor 
in the physical education department, the 
physical education chair and associate dean 
of liberal studies, Dobrunz has added the 
unofficial titles of scorekeeper, announcer, 
chief cheerer and all-around helper where 

For her dedication to the program, 
Dobrunz has been awarded the UW-Stout 
Athletic Distinguished Service Award. "I 
never really did anything specifically with 
athetics," Dobrunz said. "I just helped where 
I could. I was raised where we didn't have 
to be paid for everything we did. We just 
went out and did it." 

"Carol was always someone you could 
count on," said Rita Slinden, who relied on 
Dobrunz 's help both as a coach and as the 
one-time athletic director. Dobrunz recalls 
that her first year at Stout the football team 
won the conference title, calling that one of 
the high-lights during her tenure here. 

What she has really experienced has 
been the growth in women's athletics. 
"From the start to where they (women's 
athletics) are now is just unbelievable 
growth," Dobrunz said. "We can just shake 
our heads. It's like watching a 15 -year-old 
compared to a two-year-old. The growth in 
numbers and talents of kids today is 
fantastic." Dobrunz, who said she enjoys 
all sports, has been retired since the mid- 
908 and enjoys playing golf and gardening. 

Strop is new gridiron coach 

UW-Stout went only as far as their own 
coaching staff to find their next head football 

Todd Strop, the team's defensive coordi- 
nator for the past six seasons, has been named 
to replace Ed Meierkort, who accepted the 
head coaching position at NCAA Division II 
University of South Dakota. Strop is the 18th 
head football coach at UW-Stout. 

As the defensive coordinator, Strop has 
been the main architect of the defense that has 
ranked at the top of the Wisconsin Inter- 
collegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) three 
of the last four years and has been nationally 
ranked twice. The 2002 Blue Devil defense 
allowed a NCAA Division III low 500 rushing 
yards, and was ranked 13th in overall defense. 

"The head coaching position is a wide 
encompassing job," the 35-year-old Strop said. 
"The challenge will be having my handprint on 
all aspects of the program, not just on defense." 

Meierkort coached the Blue Devils for 1 1 
years, finishing with a 55-55 overall record. 
But the Blue Devils were 29-11 over the last 
four years, including a conference title in 2000 


and had no lower than a fourth 
place finish in the WIAC any 
of those seasons. 

"Ed did a great job turning 
this program around," Strop 
said. "I look forward to turning 
a good program into a great 
program. We have many things 
in place here at Stout — the facilities, high 
academics, top recruiting classes — to challenge 
at the national level." 

Strop, who was the WIAC assistant coach 
of the year in 2000, worked specifically with 
the defensive backs and has been the team's 
recruiting coordinator the last five seasons. 

Over Strop ' s tenure, the Blue Devil defense 
has had five All- America picks and two players 
that went on to play in the NFL, Jeff Hazuga 
with the Minnesota Vikings and Tony 
Beckham, who is currently playing with the 
Tennessee Titans. 

Strop played at the University of Wisconsin 
from 1987-92 for present coach Barry Alvarez 
as a defensive back and special teams player. 

Stout Outlook 

From the Archives 

Preserving a unique heritage 

By Kevin Thorie, University Archivist 

There is no doubt that the University of 
Wisconsin-Stout is a unique institution. It has 
been this way since its creation in 1891. While 
Stout certainly wasn't the first manual training 
school, it was unusual in that it was integrated 
with the local school system and was largely 
financed by one individual. From its inception, 
Stout earned a national reputation in the field 
of education. 

As early as 1904, a national magazine — 
The World' s Work — stated that Senator James 
Huff Stout had created the "Best Public Schools 
in the World." It was that same year that an 
exhibit of student projects won Stout a gold 
medal at the St. Louis World's Fair; the only 
such medal awarded in that category. Through 
the years Stout has continued to receive such 
honors — most recently the Baldrige Award. 

Through the years I have heard and read 
many opinions that people have expressed in 
trying to explain just what it is that makes 
Stout unique. Certainly being the only 
university in the UW System named after an 
individual rather than a city is unique, but 
outside of the state many other institutions of 
higher education have been named for 
individuals as well. Other factors mentioned 
include its high employment rate and the 
dedication of the staff and alumni. Again, these 
same qualities can be found in other colleges 
and universities. After twenty years of digging 
through the university's records, the only 
conclusion I can draw as to why Stout is so 
singular in its approach to education is the 
example and ideas of our founder himself. 

James Huff Stout was a remarkable 
individual whose compassion for people and 
causes has had few equals. There is not enough 
space here to describe his many accomplish- 
ments (see DwightAgnew' s book "James Huff 
Stout: Maker of Models" if you want to learn 

more), but a couple of stories may shed some 
light on how highly Stout was viewed by his 

Stout lived during a litigious time when 
lawsuits were a dime a dozen. This was 
especially true for rich people. Lawyers were 
inexpensive to hire and court costs were low, 
so the wealthy were targets for anyone who had 
a real or imagined grudge. The company Stout 
worked for — The Knapp, Stout & Co., 
Company — along with its principle owners, 
were sued hundreds of times. For some reason, 
though, James Huff Stout was not named in 
one lawsuit. 

Something similar happened in politics. 
When Stout was a resident of Menomonie 
there were two principle newspapers; the D unn 
County News (Republican) and the Menomonie 
Times (Democrat). Neither of the editors had 
anything positive to say about one another or 
about the other paper's political party. The one 
exception is Senator Stout. It is all but 
impossible to find a single negative story about 
the man from either newspaper. 

Senator Stout's implementation of hands- 
on training, complimented by quality classroom 
instruction, has continued to be the mainstay of 
education here. From the beginning, students 
were taught to work with their hands as well as 
their heads. Through the years there have been 
both internal and external attempts to change 
this idea, but in an almost mystical sense the 
university always returns to its roots. I think 
this is one of the reasons that Stout continues 
to be a unique institution. 

It is because of this uniqueness that I believe 
it is important for the history of this institution 
to be preserved. That, in part, is the role of the 
university archives. The archives preserves 
paper documents (diaries, correspondence, 
meeting minutes, brochures, and the like) and 
photographs. We are, though, unable to handle 
the artifacts that have been created as a result of 

this hands-on education. Recognizing the 
importance of preserving such things, a group 
has organized in an effort to create a Stout 

What was to become known as the Stout 
Historical Association (SHA) began in early 
2002 when a group of alumni, and retired and 
current university personnel began to meet 
with the goal in mind of establishing a Stout 
historical museum. The group proposed to 
display such items as drawings, photographs, 
documents, curricula, equipment and student 
projects to explain the vision, philosophy and 
innovation that made UW-Stout a leader in 
higher education. 

By 2003, the group began to seek formal 
non-profit status. After exploring a number of 
options — including incorporating as a stand- 
alone organization, or as a group within the 
Stout University Foundation or the university 
itself — the Association entered into a mutually 
beneficial relationship with the Dunn County 
Historical Society (DCHS). The two historical 
groups' goals are nearly identical, though the 
SHA is more narrowly focused on the history 
of UW-Stout. 

As part of the Society, the SHA will assist 
with exhibit space in the Russell J. Rassbach 
Heritage Museum in Menomonie that is devoted 
to James Huff Stout and the institution he 
founded. In return, the Stout group will greatly 
benefit from the professional expertise of 
museum staff. 

The SHA also hopes to create exhibits at 
various locations on the Stout campus in 
addition to a "virtual museum" that would 
be available online to alumni who are unable to 
return to Menomonie in person. 

I encourage Stout alumni to consider 
participation in the SHA's museum project by 
donating artifacts (see below) and joining the 

Vision Statement 

To discover, preserve, interpret and 
disseminate knowledge of the history of 
University of Wisconsin-Stout and its impact 
on education and society. 

Museum and Displays 

Stout Historical Association exhibits will 
initially be located in the Dunn County 
Historical Society's Rassbach Heritage 
Museum, located in Wakanda Park in North 
Menomonie. From Highway 25 {exit #41 
south from 1-94) turn east on Pine Avenue 
and proceed into the park past Wakanda 
Elementary School and the Water Park. Turn 
left on Game Park Drive, then left on Wakanda 

Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum 

1820 Wakanda Street 
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751 

Hours: Memorial Day through Labor Day - 
Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 
p.m. Winter- Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 
Noon to 4 p.m. 

Contribute to the museum 

As part of the Dunn County Historical Society, the Stout Historical Association will assist with 
exhibits about the university for public view at the society's Heritage Museum in Menomonie, 
Wisconsin as well as on the Stout website and on campus. 

The SHA seeks donations of physical objects or 
class projects made by students such as: 

► Woodwork Projects 

► Metalwork Projects 

► Handmade Tools 

► Sewing Projects 

► Drawings and other Artwork 

► Course Textbooks and Notebooks 

Donations to the Association of these items, as 
well as financial contributions, can be made 

Stout Historical Association 

c/o Dunn County Historical Society 
PO Box 437 
Menomonie, Wl 54751 

More information on donating these and other 
items, and joining the SHA is available from: 


The SHA also encourages donations to the 
University Archives of: 

► Papers 

► Diaries and Journals 

► Correspondence 

► Photographs 

► Brochures/Programs 

More information on donating these items is 
available from: 

Area Research Center 

Library Learning Center 
University of Wisconsin-Stout 
Menomonie, Wl 54751 

Telephone: 715/232-2300 
Fax: 715/232-1783 

General information about UW-Stout' s 
history, including previous editions of 
this column are online at: 

Stout Outlook 

Stout Foundation Report 

Three join board 




Three new members were appointed to the Stout 
University Foundation Board of Directors at the 
annual meeting on September 27, 2003. 

President Steve VandeBerg '75 welcomed 
Phyllis Wong Chan, C.P.A. '75, vice president, 
Citibank, New York, NY; Charles Geurink '66, 
senior vice president — West Territory, Marshall 
Erdman & Associates, Madison, Wis. ; and Sher- 
rie Winger Kronforst '84, senior management 
consultant, Right Management Consultants, 
Edina, Minn. 

Chan graduated with a degree in hotel and 
restaurant management, and then went on to earn 
a M.B . A. with a concentration in accounting and 
taxation from New York University. She has 
more than 25 years of experience in the financial 
services industry. Chan started her career with 
Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, a public accounting 
firm, and later moved on to Salomon Brothers. 
She has been employed by Citigroup/Citibank 
for the past 22 years and has experience ranging 
from operations unit head to financial control 
senior analyst. 


Geurink earned his bachelor's degree in 
technology education. He joined Marshall Erd- 
man & Associates in 1977 as a project director 
responsible for the design and construction of 
medical office buildings and clinics. Geurink 
then went on to become the Dallas regional 
manager with responsibility for all regional 
operations. He was promoted to senior vice 
president in 2002, and currently oversees the 
company's business development operations 
in the West. 

Kronforst graduated with a degree in hotel 
and restaurant management and then went on 
to get her master's degree in human resource 
development at the University of St. Thomas. 
Her professional career spans more than 20 
years and encompasses leadership experience 
in human resource management, adult education 
and business operations. As a senior consultant 
with Right Management Consultants, Kronforst 
practices in both the career transition and orga- 
nizational consulting areas of the business. She 
serves as an external HR consultant partnering 
with Fortune 100-500 organizations. 

Sigma Lambda Chi 
construction scholarship 

The Sigma Lambda Chi Scholarship was estab- 
lished to recognize outstanding students in the 
field of construction. The society offers students 

the opportunity to be recognized locally and 
internationally for their academic accomplish- 
ments as construction majors. 

Anonymous donor scholarship 

This scholarship was established by a Stout 
graduate who understands the value of a 
university degree. The scholarship is awarded 

to a construction major who has an interest in 
commercial construction. 

Michael and Sandra Wiemerslage 
Chopin scholarship 

Mike '69 and Sandy Chopin '69 met at Stout 
where they spent some of their best years, es- 
tablished many lasting friendships, and received 
a valuable education that led to their lifelong 
dream of teaching. Sandy taught family and 
consumer education for 20 years at Monona 
Grove Schools, and Mike taught in the auto- 
motive department of Madison Area Technical 
College for 27 years. Many of Mike's students 

had to work full 
time, which brought 
on additional hard- 
ships and chal- 
lenges. The Chopins 
have established this 
scholarship to assist 
students continuing M'c"^ 1 and Sandra Chopin 
their MATC education at UW-Stout. 

Foundation undergoing 
several changes 

President's Message 

One constant in this 
world.... change is 
inevitable. Many of 
you are aware of 
Patricia Reisinger's 
retirement from 
UW-Stout as assis- 
tant chancellor for 
Development and 
Alumni Services. 
We are grateful to 
Pat for the many 
years of leadership 
she has given to the 
university, founda- Steve VandeBerg 
tion, alumni and friends. 

In times of change, it is beneficial to review 
an organization. To accomplish that, a consultant 
met with the staff of the Foundation Office, a 

number of board members, university personnel 
and alumni. Upon review of the consultant's 
report, the chancellor will appoint a committee 
to assist in the hiring of an assistant chancellor 
for Development and Alumni Services. 

Also on a positive note, the recovery in 
2003 of the stock market has been a factor in 
an increase in the value of the Foundation's en- 
dowment. A feeling of confidence in the stock 
market is demonstrated in donor contributions, as 
indicated by the number of new scholarships. 

As president of the Foundation Board of 
Directors, I would like to personally thank our 
donors, alumni and friends for their continued 
support of our university and students. I would 
also like to welcome our most recent members 
to the Foundation Board of Directors. We are 
looking forward to working with you. 

House Specialties scholarship 

In 1981, House Specialties Inc. was cre- 
ated by Deanna and George House to publish 
cookbooks written by Deanna. This scholarship 
honors the four cookbooks that are part of the 
House Specialties series. 

The scholarship will be awarded to a junior 
or senior majoring in food systems and tech- 
nology; dietetics; hotel, restaurant and tourism 

George and Deanna House 

Gustave B. Swanson 
technology education scholarship 

Graduating in 1952 with a B.S. in technology 
education and in 1957 with a M.S. in vocational 
education, Gus Swanson spent 30 years teach- 
ing industrial arts at both the high school and 
junior college levels. 

Swanson, who is committed to assuring 
young students have an opportunity to learn 
the trades, has established this scholarship to 

assist UW-Stout students pursu- 
ing their education to become 
teachers. Special consideration 
is given to a tradesperson re- 
turning to school to obtain a 
technology education degree. 


Chippewa Valley Home Builders 
Association scholarship 

During the past two years when the national 
economy was struggling, the home building 
industry helped carry our nation through these 
tough economic times. The Chippewa Valley 
Home Builders Association (CVHBA) realizes 
the importance education plays in the construc- 
tion industry. CVHBA hopes that by partnering 

with UW-Stout in providing scholarship funds, 
they will be helping tomorrow's business trades 
employees and future business owners. 

Mary Kay Rossmeier endowed 
education scholarship 

Mary Kay Rossmeier was a dedicated junior 
high school teacher for 34 years. She died 
after a valiant 11 -year struggle with breast 
cancer. Having attained a B.S. in 1967 and 
a M.S. in 1973 from UW-Stout, Rossmeier's 

wish was to help other indi- 
viduals committed to education. 


8 ♦ Stout Outlook 

Left to right: Ervin Kamm, Mark Burwell, Steve Hoisington, Dave Konkol, Scott Cabot and Bob Meyer, dean of 
the College of Technology, Engineering and Management. Missing from photo is Roy Bauer. 

Cabot Executive Residency 20th 
anniversary celebration 

The University of Wisconsin-Stout recently 
celebrated a 20-year connection with business 
and industry leaders through the Arthur A. Cabot 
Executive Residency program. 

Agenerous donation from UW-Stout alumnus 
Scott Cabot allows the university to bring a suc- 
cessful business executive to campus to interact 
with students and instructors for one day each 
year. Since the Cabot Executive Residency pro- 
gram began in 1984, numerous business people 
from such companies as McDonald's Corpora- 
tion, General Motors and Mead Corporation have 
visited the campus to attend student presenta- 
tions, speak to classes, consult with instructors, 
meet with student groups and deliver keynote 

Several of the executives who have visited 
the campus as Cabot residents in the past 20 
years returned to campus on March 24 to take 
part in a leadership panel discussion. Executive 
panelists included ScottCabotB.S. '78,M.S. '79, 
Vanguard Consulting Group; Steven Hoisington 
'78, Johnson Controls Inc. ; Ervin Kamm, Paper, 
Calmenson and Co.; Mark Burwell '73, Putzer 
Menswear; David Konkol '84, David Konkol 
Homes Inc.; and Roy Bauer '67, Pemstar Inc. 

"This is a wonderful opportunity to show 
these executives what UW-Stout has to offer 
as a hands-on, minds-on university," said Kari 
Dahl, UW-Stout's interim People Process Cul- 
ture Chair. 

According to Dahl, the Cabot celebration 
involved as many students on campus as possible. 
For example, students in the graphic communi- 
cations program produced the printed materials 
for the event. Also, students in Dahl's People 
Process Culture course videotaped the event and 
acted as personal guides to the returning Cabot 

"This gives students extensive one-to-one 
contact with the executives," said Dahl. 

The returning Cabot executives attended 
breakfast with Chancellor Charles W Sorensen 
and the UW-Stout Leadership Team. Throughout 
the day, they also spoke to students in classes 
that pertained to their areas of expertise. 

"We want to honor leaders in business and 
industry by bringing them into the classroom. 
Our students can learn from their real-life ex- 
periences," said Dahl. 

Shirley Kay Stewart memorial 
endowed scholarship 

Shirley Stewart passed away October 25, 
2003, after a four-year encounter with cancer. 
She received a bachelor's degree in 1970 from 
UW-Stout in family and consumer education. 
She also received a master's degree in clothing/ 
textiles and related art in 1973 and a second 
master's degree in vocational rehabilitation in 
1974. She earned a Ph.D. in higher education 
administration in 1998 from the University of 

Shirley began her career at UW-Stout in 
1973, working in many capacities for 30 years. 
She served on numerous committees and wrote 

many federal and state grants 
that brought new programs 
and services to people with 
disabilities, the students and 
staff at UW-Stout. 

This endowed scholarship 
was established by Shirley's 
husband, Bill, and her daugh- Stewart 
ter, Tori, to continue Shirley's legacy of service. 
The scholarship will be awarded to a vocational 
rehabilitation/special education major. 

Shane M. Hopfensperger 
memorial scholarship 

A 2002 graduate of the construction program, 
Shane Hopfensperger passed away in February 
of 2004. A scholarship has been established by 
his family through a fund within the Commu- 
nity Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. This 

scholarship will provide tuition assistance to 
a construction major at UW-Stout. 

Lands' End scholarship 

Lands ' End is a leading national direct merchant 
of classically-styled clothing for the family and 
products for the home. The Lands' End focus is 
on doing what's right for its customers as well 
as its employees. The Lands' End environment 
fosters creativity, originality and a commitment 
to education. 

As a successful international corporation, 
Lands' End has the good fortune to further 
the development of future leaders in the retail 


industry through the Lands' End Scholarship 
Program. Two award recipients per year shall 
each be entitled to a $1,000 scholarship. The 
award recipients will also be encouraged to 
apply for a 1 2- week paid internship with Lands ' 

Harold and Helen Lee endowed 

The Harold and Helen Lee Endowed Scholar- 
ship was established to honor Harold and Helen 
Lee who believed in the education of their 
children. Helen was a seamstress and Harold 
was a shipfitter and controller of planning in 
Hawaii. The scholarship provides support for 

an undergraduate or graduate 
student in family and consumer 
sciences education, technology 
education or career, technical 
education and training. 

Arzoumanian/Drake endowed 

Charlotte Drake '40 was Linda Luck Arzou- 
manian's high school home economics teacher 
and special mentor. Drake recommended that 
Linda attend Stout State University upon her 
graduation from Baraboo High School. A 1964 
Stout graduate, Linda's career has focused on 
education, following Drake's example. 

Serving the Office of Pima County School as 
Superintendent in Tucson, Ariz. , Linda knows a 
scholarship may sometimes make the difference 

in whether a student completes 
his or her education. 

Combining her respect for 
Charlotte Drake, her commit- 
ment to higher education and 
wanting to give back to B araboo 
High School, Linda is endow- 
ing a scholarship for a Baraboo Arzoumanian 
High School graduate attending UW-Stout. 

Henry Redkey endowed scholarship 

After retiring from the Public Health Service, 
Henry Redkey brought his years of experience 
to Stout, teaching in the vocational rehabilita- 
tion program from 1970 to 1973 as a visiting 

Returning to the university in October of 
2002, Henry was presented with the Distin- 
guished Service Award from the Stout Vocational 
Rehabilitation Institute. Upon seeing the growth 

in the rehabilitation program 
and realizing the need for 
qualified professionals in this 
field, Henry made a commit- 
ment to establish a scholarship 
to support a student enrolled 
in the vocational rehabilitation 


"Stone Soup" endowed scholarship 

The UW-Stout Classified/Project Professional 
Development Endowed Scholarship or "Stone 
Soup" Scholarship was initiated as a result of 
several support staff employees setting the cri- 
teria and agreeing to contribute a small amount 
every pay period to this fund. The purpose of 
establishing the scholarship is to assist classified 
employees in furthering their education. Those 
small contributions every pay period since 1 999 
will result in the first award of $250 to any clas- 
sified employee meeting the specified criteria 
for this particular scholarship. 

To be eligible, you must be employed at 
least half time with classified or project status, 
be enrolled in at least six or more credits per 
year, be seeking an undergraduate or graduate 
degree, maintain a 3.0 GPA, show financial 
need, and are encouraged, but not restricted, 
to attend UW-Stout. 

Anyone wishing to contribute to this fund 
can contact the Stout University Foundation 
and arrange for a payroll deduction or payment 
by check. 

Stout Outlook 

Faculty and staff recognized 

Ten years. Front row (l-r): Mike Galloy. Lisa Walter, Nancy Cirkl-Brehm, Diane Christie. Middle row (l-r): 
Daniel Sessions, Jill Klefstad, Susanne Johnston, Mary Evelyn Jackelen-Sterner. Back row (l-r): Renee 
Surdick, Dennis Shaw, Carol Seaborn, Robert Feirn, Thor Burntvedt. 


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Fifteen years. Front row (l-r): Phyllis Williams, Sarah Williamson. Row 2 (l-r): Ayob Hossain, Viola Jones, 
Lela Lugo, Use Hartung. Row 3 (l-r): Kathleen Green, Carol Mooney, Peggy Nelson, Joann Steinmeyer, Helen 
Swanson, Bill Wikrent. Row 4 (l-r): George Smeaton, Elbert Sorrell, Norman Zhou. 

Twenty years. Front row (l-r): Christopher Smith, Jean Moats, Julie Larson. Middle row (l-r): Vicki Wampole, 
Bruce Johnston, Robert Cook, Robert Dodge. Back row (l-r): Loretta Thielman, Bruce Pamperin, Randy 
Marlett, Kenneth Pielhop, Eugene Ruenger. 

Twenty-five years. Front row (l-r): Ann Sorensen, Frank Kennett, Darleen Dregney. Middle row (l-r): Hector 
Cruz, Colleen Rogers, Diane Moen. Back row (l-r): Robert Schuler, Patrick Liebergen. 



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Hunter, Norma Holzheuter. 

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Thirty-five years, (l-r): (l-r): Connie Weber, Bonnie Trimble, Yvonne Burton, Stan Johnson. 

Forty years. Rita Christoffersen. 

10 ♦ Stout Outlook 

New beginnings 

Another year has passed and we are upon 
the wonderful season of spring! This is my 
favorite time of year— fresh blooms on the 
trees, grass turns green again, the sun gets a 
little warmer and there is new life all around 
us. The beginning of a new season sheds new 
light on many areas of our existence. 

For graduates, college and beyond, spring 
brings about the completion of an extremely 
important time in life. A whole new beginning 
to their ever-changing world. This is a time 
that decisions are of the utmost importance. 
"Who should I work for?" - "Where should I 
live?" - "Should I continue on to grad school?" 
These are the decisions that have an immediate 
impact on their quality of life. 

Quality of life, a phrase that has been thrown 
into our culture and used in so many different 
scenarios, pertains to our wealth, our health, our 
work and our play, to name a few. How much 
money we make (or should I say keep) has a 
direct effect on our quality of life. Our health 
also directly contributes to our quality of life. 
If we are physically able to do the things we 
enjoy, then we have the capacity to enhance 
the quality of our lives. What we do to make 
our living is so important to our quality of life ! 
If we are following our dreams and are pas- 
sionate about our work, we will be better able 
to contribute to our world and the professional 
environment of those around us. 

And lastly, our play, how we relax and re- 
generate ourselves, is of the utmost importance 
to our quality of life. Many of us have had 
amazing choices throughout our lives as to how 
to spend our free time. These days, thousands 
of people feel that volunteering their time to 

Outlook going in for a makeover 

President's Message 

Sue Roman 

mentoring others is a 
great way to "play." It 
can take your mind off 
of the daily routine yet 
contributes greatly to 
improving the quality 
of lives of others. Vol- 
unteers that mentor 
others are able to "get 
out of themselves" a 
little and give what 
others might not be 
able to get anywhere 
else. The value of 
sharing your knowl- 
edge and showing oth- 
ers new things contributes to everyone's quality 
of life. The recipients of mentoring benefit on 
many levels. Most importantly, it contributes to 
their quality of life. 

At UW-Stout, we are given the opportunity to 
learn how to contribute to the world in so many 
different ways. One of the methods of teaching 
here has always included a "hands-on" approach. 
We are encouraged to dig in to whatever it is we 
are doing and not be afraid of making mistakes 
or hesitant to ask questions. 

Unbeknownst to us, while we are being 
educated in an area of study, we are also being 
educated in how to live life — a life that is of great 
quality, a life that is contributing to the world 
around us, a life that is helping to improve the 
lives of others, a life that is full of new begin- 

Enjoy this season of new beginnings! 

Three join board 


Three new members were appointed at the 
annual meeting of the UW-Stout Alumni As- 
sociation on September 20, 2003. President 
Susan Roman ' 80 welcomed Jeff Baryenbruch, 
CHSP '85, director of sales and marketing, 
Omni Ambassador East Hotel, Chicago, 111.; 
La Rue Pierce B.A. '97, M.S. '00, Assistant 
dean of students, St. Olaf College, Northfield, 
Minn. ; and Christa Williams '02, neighborhood 
coordinator, Neighborhood Housing Services, 
Duluth, Minn. 

Baryenbruch graduated with a degree in 
hotel and restaurant management. He joined 
Omni Hotels following a more than ten-year 
career with Wyndham Hotels. He now heads 
the entire sales and marketing effort at the 
285-room Omni Ambassador East, the national 
historic landmark hotel located in Chicago 's af- 
fluent downtown Gold Coast neighborhood. 

Baryenbruch Williams 

Pierce earned his bachelor's degree in psy- 
chology and his master's degree in education. In 
addition to his role as assistant dean of students 
for St. Olaf College, he is also the dean for sopho- 
mores and the coordinator for judicial affairs. 
Pierce founded the National Heritage Education 
Foundation, which raises money for scholarships 
and pre-college programs to assist students of 
color with the cost of higher education. 

Williams graduated with a degree in con- 
struction. Since graduation, she was employed 
in Washington State as a housing coordinator for 
La Clinica-Self Help Housing, and then moved 
back to the Midwest when she was offered the 
neighborhood coordinator position for Neighbor- 
hood Housing Services of Duluth. Williams also 
volunteers with many organizations including the 
Duluth Preservation Alliance and Bridge Syndi- 

The story begins in the soprano section of the 
Menomonie Community Choir. In 2001, Ejaz 
Saifullah, '89, '94, was searching for a copywriter 
for a special project. Ejaz ' wife sat next to Maggie 
Foote 73 in the choir. Foote was available as a 
writer. S aif ullah and Foote have been collaborating 
on marketing projects ever since. This summer, 
Ejaz and Maggie will be redesigning your alumni 
publication, the Stout Outlook. 

Sue Pittman, interim assistant chancellor for 
Development and Alumni Services, is well aware 
that the Stout Outlook is often the only link between 
alumni and friends of UW-Stout and the university. 
"When I visit with alumni throughout the country, 
they comment about what they ' ve read in the Stout 
Outlook, " said Pittman. We want to strengthen that 
connection for our alumni by doing everything 
possible to make the Stout Outlook interesting 
and readable. Converting to a full-color magazine 
format with bright photographs and links to ad- 
ditional online information will give the publica- 
tion a fresh look and encourage readership. The 
decision to partner with Saifullah and Foote was 
simple. They not only bring professional writ- 
ing and design skills to the project, but also their 

knowledge of the university gained through 
previous work experience on campus. Foote 
worked in University Relations and Saifullah 
in Student Life Publications." 

Saifullah, originally from Bangalore, In- 
dia, lives in Hudson with his wife and three 
children. He had been the art director at Aha! 
Design, the in-house creative department of 
Conseco Finance, St. Paul, Minn. , prior to ven- 
turing out on his own as Corridor Design. 

Foote had spent over 17 years as an arts 
administrator with nonprofit cultural organiza- 
tions. She currently owns and operates the 
historic Oaklawn Bed & Breakfast on the east 
edge of Menomonie. 

The brainstorming has already begun for 
the new design. Input from alumni will be 
essential for producing a publication that will 
meet their interests and needs. Alumni and 
friends are encouraged to send their ideas, 
suggestions and photographs. Keep your eyes 
open for the fall issue of the redesigned Stout 
Outlook, connecting you to the university and 
to alumni and friends across the country. 

Front Row (l-r): Nathan Birchler, phonathon coordinator, Junction City, Wis.; Lisa Litke, Becker, Minn.; Scott 
Zempel, Twin Lakes, Wis.; Mary Lechner, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Back Row (l-r): Chad Narva, Whitehall, Wis.; 
Joe Hoeper, Markesan, Wis.; Eric Leland, Superior, Wis. 

Stout University Foundation 
Phonathon Team 

Greetings once again from UW-Stout's annual pho- 
nathon callers ! By now, most of you have had the 
opportunity to speak with us as we work through 
our 2003-2004 calling campaigns. We would like 
to thank all of you who have given— your support 
is vital as it helps to fund several areas of need 
including scholarships, computer and technology 
updates, and classroom resources. 

To date, our phonathon efforts have raised 
over $250,000! This is a combination of dollars 
received for the unrestricted fund along with re- 
stricted pledges towards the College of Arts and 
Sciences. As you can see, your involvement can 
make a difference ! 

When you receive a phone call from one 
of us, not only will we tell you about all the 
great things that continue to happen at UW- 
Stout, but we also enjoy hearing about what 
you, our alumni, have been up to. We want to 
know what college life was like for you and 
how UW-Stout has changed over the years. 

We all thank you for your continued sup- 
port and look forward to speaking with you 
in the future. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 11 

Class Reunions 

1961. Row 1: Deanna Howell House. Row 2 (l-r): Avalene Drake Swanson, Mary Mueller Edge, Virginia Scott 
Hoeschen, AnneThiel Reuther, Howard Steinhilber. Row 3 (l-r): Donald Stewart, Roger Reuther, Frederick Schleg, 
Patricia Wenner Reisinger. Row 4 (l-r): Gerald Stauffacher, Charles Pinkepank, Frank "Fritz" Kazlausky. 

1964. Row 1 (l-r): Jack Graham, Karen Kardin Jordahl, Carol Kardin Path, Chuck White. Row 2 (l-r): Zenon 
Smolarek, James Buswell, Rich Paske. 

1962. Row 1 (l-r): Barbara Werner Steinhilber, Judy Hess Niederberger, Ramona Johnson Pagel, Janet Linse 
Bethke, Sharon Hafeman Balius. Row 2 (l-r): Shirley Strachota Graham, Mary Kirk Holubets, Mary Manion 
Zammikiel, . Row 3 (l-r): Darlene Breheim Wernsman, Robert Wernsman, Mary Schultz Powell, Carole Horgen 
Hendricks, Janine Sevcik Watts. Row 4 (l-r): Joseph Giovanoni, David Reisinger, Don Matter, Glen Harke. 

1965. Row 1 (l-r): Jan Jenson, Dorothy Wormet Franczyk, Ruth Ann Waidelich Linse, Christine Johnson Bus- 
well. Row 2 (l-r): Richard Rocklewitz, Karen Mager Rocklewitz, Pat Graham Seggelink, Charlotte Nehring 

1963. Row 1 (l-r): Carol Machovec Subera, Joyce Johnson Giovanoni, Judith Bergen Larkin. Row 2 (l-r): Gerald 
Holubets, Robert Janeczko, Judy Jax, Sharon Wyss Harke, James Schumpf. Row 3 (l-r): Donald Larkin, Fred 
Seggelink, Peter Grace. 

1971. (l-r): Mike Samsa, Carolyn Nemec Behrens, Anthony Beyer. 

12 ♦ Stout Outlook 

Class Reunions 

1972. Row 1 (l-r): Fred Beyer, Cynthia Govin Welch, Gail Ambroz. Row 2 (l-r): Kenneth Frye, Frank Fialkowski, 1974. (l-r): Joan Klusmeyer Pelnar, Alan Gronlund, Tracy Spoerl, Ann Schommer Schroedl. 
William Burmesch, Rex Koderl. 

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1973. Row 1 (l-r): Teresa Krause Fialkowski, David Vidlock, Betty Jakubicz Strycharske, Tom Strycharske. Row 1975. (l-r): Robyn Anderson, Steven Fried, Kathy Landwehr Beyer. 
2 (l-r): William "Butch" McGeoch, Wayne Novotny, Fred Schroedl, David Hackbarth, Barbara Halpin George. 

Reunion of Champions 

UW-Stout Blue Devil Basketball 

Championship Teams of 
1942-43, 1965-66, 1968-69 and 1974-75 

Relive the glory days during a reunion 
celebration on the UW-Stout campus. 

The Alumni Association will assist in coordinating a list of 

team members via e-mail. If you are interested in being on this list, 

please send your e-mail address to 

October 15-16, 2004 (Homecoming Weekend) 

For more information call 866-716-6685 Toll Free, 

or email us at 

Golden Reunions for 
the Stout Institute 

cLses d*i3S3, rss* (&> rsss 

Join your classmates for a weekend 
of fun & reminiscing! 

October 7-9, 2004 

For more information call 866-716-6685 Toll Free, 

or email us at 

Stout Outlook ♦ 13 

Alumni in the News 

Beyer and House receive Distinguished 
Alumni awards 

Fred Beyer '72 and Deanna Howell House '61 

are recipients of the 2003 Distinguished Alumni 
awards. These awards were presented during 
the 30 th and 40 th UW-Stout reunions held on 
October 17-18, 2003. 

Fred Beyer, a technology education teacher 
at Shawano Community High School, Shawano, 
Wis., has educated and motivated students for 
the past 3 1 years. Mary Jo Ambrosius, associate 
principal of Shawano Community High School, 
stated in her letter of support for Beyer ' s nomina- 
tion: "Fred inspires and challenges students by 
blending music, his unique 50's style and humor 
throughout the day. Fred's good-humored nature 
is contagious among the staff and students, which 
in turn motivates the students to enter a vocational 
field. One look at his car-desk and students are 
hooked and want to experience more!" 

Beyer's enthusiasm, passion and creativity 
in the auto-tech education field, not to mention 
the neon signs, old gas pumps, and jukebox that 
grace his classroom, have termed Shawano Com- 
munity High School "Hot Rod High." 

Vern Jordan, 
technology educa- 
tion teacher, Fort 
Atkinson High 
School, Fort Atkin- 
son, Wis., stated in 
his letter of support: 
"Mr. Beyer extends 
himself beyond the 
classroom having 
served as president 
of the Wisconsin 
Technology Educa- 
tion Association, 
receiving the Technology Educator of the Year 
Award from the Wisconsin Technology Edu- 
cation Association and the Teacher Excellence 
Award from the International Technology Edu- 
cation Association. He is a role model for other 
teachers and a leader in his school, community 
and the state. Fred is a promoter and innovator 
who is always looking for ways to do something 
better for young people to be successful." 

Fred Beyer 

Deanna House taught family and consumer 
education classes for 19 years before forming 
Deanna House Specialties to publish her cook- 
books and schedule her numerous food demon- 
strations. In addition to her food and nutrition 
demonstrations, House has also authored and 
published four cookbooks. 

In her letter of support for the nomination of 
House, Patricia Reisinger commented, "Deanna 
House is an entertainer par excellence as she 
imparts food and nutrition information in her 
demonstrations. She has had as many as 500 
people in attendance at those demonstrations. 
Deanna is extremely proud of her affiliation 
with UW-Stout, and anyone attending one of 
her demonstrations will come away with the 
knowledge that Stout helped create this efficient, 
incredibly bright, humorous woman who enjoys 

House served on the Stout University 
Foundation Board from 1992 to 2002, and 
was chairperson of the scholarship committee 
for six of those years. As chair, she oversaw 
changes in the scholarship application and the 

annual awards cer- 
emony, and helped 
to create a more 
accurate evaluation 
form related to the 
application. "Dur- 
ing her ten years on 
the board, Deanna 
missed only one 
meeting. Knowing 
that it was 20 hours 
per round trip, she 
attended three board 
meetings and one 
scholarship award ceremony per year — it speaks 
of her commitment and loyalty to this institu- 
tion," said Reisinger. 

The Distinguished Alumni Award is pre- 
sented to a UW-Stout graduate who exempli- 
fies the philosophy of UW-Stout. The recipient 
must demonstrate professional distinction and 
achievement, as well as contribute to his or her 

Deanna House 

J. Huff Stout Award recipient - Patrick Spielman 

Patrick Spielman '58 was awarded the James 
Huff Stout Award on March 12, 2004. This is 
the highest honor awarded by the UW-Stout 
Alumni Association. 

Spielman used his UW-Stout degree in 
industrial education well. He devoted 27 years 
of his life to teaching woodworking at the high 
school and vocational school levels. To this day, 
his former students look up to him with great 
respect and gratitude for the lessons they learned. 
He not only taught woodworking techniques, 
but also woodshop safety and the importance 
of teamwork. 

John Sawyer, a student of Spielman 's in 
junior and senior high school, recollected that 
more students wanted to take his classes than 
space allowed. He explained that when students 
were registering for their classes they were to, 
"walk across the gym to the teachers' tables to 
register for the classes they wanted." However, 
for those wanting to take Spielman's woodwork- 
ing class, an all-out sprint to Spielman's table 
occurred with young men pushing and shoving 
to be the first 12 to 14 students in line. The ones 
that were lucky enough to get Spielman's classes 
then strolled over to the less important classes, 
such as math and English. 

Another student, Greg (Fuzzy) Sandstrom, 
used the bedroom set that he made in Spielman's 
industrial arts class for more than 30 years. He 
only recently retired it to a spare bedroom. 
Sandstrom remembers the values that Spiel- 

man instilled in his students. "Pat didn't want 
anything leaving the shop and going home that 
you truly couldn't be proud of," Sandstrom 
said. "He was also innovative enough to teach 
a construction class in which we learned the 
basics of home building - something that could 
be used for the rest of our lives." 

In addition to teaching, Spielman writes and 
illustrates woodworking books. He has written 
more than 65 books, many in collaboration with 
his wife. He also created and produced Home 
Workshop News, a magazine dedicated to the 
art of scroll sawing. His books have influenced 
professionals in the field. To many, he is consid- 
ered "the world's leading woodwork author." 

A colleague of Spielman's, David Venditto, 
expressed his respect for Spielman. "It wasn't 
until Patrick and I attended several woodworking 
conventions together that I witnessed firsthand 
the immensely significant contributions he has 
made to the lives of people who have read his 
books and articles on woodworking," he said. 
"Patient fans lined up at our booth to speak with 
Patrick and tell him how much his ideas and 
writings have enriched their own experiences 
with woodworking. I witnessed the same support 
for Patrick's work at another important trade 
convention, this one in the United Kingdom." 

Currently, Spielman and his wife, Patri- 
cia, operate The Wood Works Gift Shop and 
Spielman's Kids Works Gift Shop located in 
Door County, Wis. His wood products, which 

Patrick Spielman and wife Patricia 

he designs and manufactures, can be found 
throughout the county. 

Spielman has dedicated himself to his profes- 
sion and to his community. He has served on the 
Gibraltar Town Board and on the Door County 
Chamber of Commerce Board. The Lion's Club 
can also boast of his membership for 15 years. 

He works hard to protect the area's natural 
resources and to improve its economic health. 
Spielmanhas exemplified UW-Stout's hands- 
on, minds-on philosophy through his teaching 
and his success in business. He has enriched the 
lives of his students and others. 

14 ♦ Stout Outlook 

Great Depression cookbooks 

In 1966, Janet Van Amber Paske graduated 
from UW-Stout with a B.S. in home econom- 
ics education and a minor in English. These 
degrees, coupled with her mother's inspiration, 
produced the Great Depression cookbooks. 
Paske' s mother, who was a child during the 
Depression, invited her daughter to join her in 
documenting the lives (and recipes) of those who 
had lived during the Great Depression. Thus, Van 
Amber Publishers was born. Paske (married to 
Richard Paske BS '64) has co authored and self 
published the Great Depression cookbooks of 
which there are now four volumes. The stories 
and accompanying recipes, told in the words 
of those who lived them, were gained from 
interviews or from individuals sending their 
stories and memories to the publishers. 

A story from one of the cookbooks tells how 
a family living in Jackson, Minn., delivered a 
fun-filled 4th of July to their four children: 

" There was no money to drive anywhere 
to take the children to a picnic. They'd have to 
stay at home. The children were instructed to 
make some paper money which the family would 
share equally. Wooden boards were arranged in 
the corner of the kitchen as a sales counter, and 
treats were planned. Ice cream was in order for 
this important day. (Sometimes if you dug deep 
enough in the straw pile, close to the ground 
you'd find ice in mid- July.) A dough pan full 
of popcorn was popped using pure white lard 
to bring out the delicious mellow flavor of the 
popcorn. Water was drawn from the well icy 
cold to make lemonade. 

Everyone in the family remembers that 4th 
of July deep in the 1930s. But that wasn't all. 

Birthdays were extra special, too. The birthday 
child had the privilege of choosing the flavor of 
the bottle of pop they were to share. One 12- 
ounce bottle was purchased on each birthday and 
shared amongst the four children. They could 
hardly wait for this day to arrive." 

In these volumes, readers can find recipes 
such as Elderberry Blossoms, Grandma's Best 
Salted Peanut Cake, String Bean Pickles and 
Depression Potato Soup. Another entry, One 
That Won't Die, gives the recipe called Scal- 
loped Chicken Stretch. This simple dish became 
one family's favorite and has been handed down 
from generation to generation. It uses only three 
ingredients: one stewing chicken (chicken feet 
added for flavor), onions and potatoes. 

The Great Depression cookbooks are more 
than a collection of recipes. They are books filled 
with stories and memories of families who lived 
during the Great Depression and dealt with the 
harshest challenge, "feeding the family." These 
accounts, told in the words of those who survived 
desperate times, have a strong nostalgic appeal 
to the many Americans who grew up during the 
Depression years. According to Paske, "Some 
stories are heartbreaking, some are hilarious, but 
all provide a rich historical account of the trials 
endured in homes across the country during the 
poorest time in the history of our nation." 

The stories also enlighten and entertain 
young readers in today's world of material 
abundance. Many of the contributors remark 
how they didn't even realize that they were poor 
or that they should be unhappy, as evidenced by 
the following quotes: "For children there was 
so much fun to be had in the 1930s. Part of it 

was coming up with your own inventions and 
ideas. There was great satisfaction in this. One 
could always show the neighbor children what 
new thing one had for them to have fun with." 

"We practically lived on potatoes, which my 
mother fixed in dozens of different ways. I still 
love them. I really didn't know we were poor. 
Mother did such a terrific job with what she 

Paske 's mother, Rita Van Amber, came up 
with the idea for the cookbook as a way of com- 
memorating her own mother who tenaciously 
and creatively held her family together during 
hard times. Van Amber's goal was to document 
the "courage and grit" exhibited by Depression 
era families and to entertain and educate readers 
today. Because of her home economics back- 
ground, Paske was invited to join this project and, 
in 1986, their first volume was produced. Proud 
of their accomplishment, Van Amber and Paske 
printed enough copies for friends and family 
and considered the project complete. However, 
the popular appeal of the books spurred them 
on to produce subsequent issues and to enlarge 
the business. Today, it is a successful family 
business involving three generations of the Van 
Amber/Paske family. 

Van Amber Publishers will continue to write 
and publish their cookbooks as long as inter- 
est continues. They welcome and encourage 
individuals to send their own family stories 
for documentation in the next volume. These 
stories, recipes and personal accounts of life in 
the 1 930s, are not found in history textbooks but 
are invaluable and inspirational to all who read 

Rita Van Amber and daughter Janet Van Amber 

"Some stories are heartbreaking, 

some are hilarious, 

but all provide 

a rich historical account 

of the trials endured 

in homes across 

the country 

during the poorest time 

in the history of our nation." 

James Huff Stout Award 

James Huff Stout, the founder of UW-Stout, believed that education was best achieved 
by "learning through involvement." The implementation of his educational ideals and 
philosophy brought positive changes to the community and to the lives of thousands of 
individuals. The curriculum of the university continues to reflect his philosophy. 

The James Huff Stout Award, designed to honor his ideals, is presented to a UW-Stout 
alumni who exemplifies Stout's hands-on, minds-on philosophy. The Alumni Association 
Board looks for the following characteristics when nominating an individual: 


The James Huff Stout philosophy: 

Significant and broad professional accomplishments and contributions that 
benefit the lives of others 

Demonstrated, forward-looking leadership creating positive changes or 
innovation that influence and benefit the person's profession or colleagues 

Community service 

Significant civic service contributions 

Demonstrated, ongoing involvement and positive influence in the community, 
state or nation 

Continued involvement with UW-Stout 

Supportive of the university's mission, programs, students, faculty and staff 
Ongoing professional connection and involvement that benefit the university 

All nominees must be living UW-Stout graduates of any year, school or col- 
lege program. UW-Stout faculty, staff, administrators and former employees 
are eligible. 

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Send your story ideas, career news and photographs to 

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Stout Outlook ♦ 15 

Gomons turn passion into gold 

If someone had told Kyle Gomon in 1989, when 
he graduated from the University Wisconsin- 
Stout with a degree in industrial technology, that 
someday he would own a winery, he might have 
said, "No way!" However, in time, he became 
fascinated with wine and turned his fascination 
into a career. 

It wasn't just the "tasting" of wine that 
attracted Gomon but the science behind the 
product. "I found it fascinating to take a raw 
material like grapes and go through a natural 
process to produce something that's drinkable," 
he said. 

In 1994, his wife, Bobbi '90, bought him a 
winemaking kit for his birthday. This started 
Gomon 's hobby as a winemaker. Eventually, 
as his skill improved, he entered his wines in 
amateur competitions and, lo and behold, he 
won awards. 

After finding success at state fair competi- 
tions, the Gomons decided that they would 
turn their successful hobby into a career. "With 
Bobbi's background in business and marketing 
and my background in engineering, we had a 
great combination to start a business," Gomon 

In order to make their dream a reality, they 
both quit their corporate jobs and began mak- 
ing wine in their home in North Lake, Wis. To 
spark interest and to introduce their product, 
the Gomons gave away hundreds of bottles of 
wine to local stores and restaurants. After sev- 
eral businesses expressed interest, they began 
to look for a facility to hold their winemaking 

The Gomons found what they were looking 
for in a 2,000 square-foot building in downtown 
Delafield, Wis., located about 40 miles west of 

The Gomon Family 

Milwaukee. The Mason Creek Winery, named 
in honor of the creek which runs behind their 
home in North Lake, opened on October 13, 

The winery has grown considerably from 
producing 1,500 bottles out of the Gomon's 
home in 2000 to 23,000 bottles in 2003. Twen- 

ty-five retailers in southeastern Wisconsin sell 
the Mason Creek label. These retailers, which 
include grocery, liquor and specialty stores, ac- 
count for about 25 percent of the winery's sales. 
The Gomons would like to sell to restaurants, 
but without a distributor, this is difficult. 

During the summers, Mason Creek Winery 
is transformed into an outdoor haven. Free live 
musical performances are held in a courtyard 
where guests can sit and listen, bring their own 
picnic lunches and enjoy their favorite Mason 
Creek wine. These outdoor events have been so 
popular and successful for the winery that the 
Gomons hope to double the size of the courtyard 
in time for the summer of 2004. 

Along with expanding the courtyard, the Go- 
mons would like to increase wine production, 
as well. Even though other small businesses in 
Delafield are closing, their winery is prospering. 
As it now stands, their facility cannot handle an 
increase in production. They will need to either 
enlarge their present facility or move to a larger 

Not only do the winery's sales confirm 
the success of the Mason Creek Winery, the 
11 international awards they have won for 
their wines also prove the Gomons' success. 
In 2003 alone, they won a silver medal at the 
San Francisco International Wine Competition 
for their Gomon's Gold, a silver medal at the 
Indy International Wine Competition for the 
Mason Creek River Red and a bronze medal 
at the Eastern International Wine Competition 
for their Riesling. In addition to these award- 
winning wines, Mason Creek Winery also 
produces Merlot, Chardonnay, Red Zinfandel 
and Cranberry using Wisconsin cranberries. The 
grapes for all of the Mason Creek wines are 

obtained from California, New York, Oregon 
and Washington. 

The Gomons, who never imagined them- 
selves as winemakers when they left UW-Stout 
15 years ago, continue to strive toward their 
goal of providing a welcoming, comfortable 
atmosphere for their customers, as well as a 
delectable product. They hope that their young 
sons will also follow in their footsteps. 

"A meal without wine 

is like a day 

without sunshine." 

Anthelme Brillat Savarin 

Living and teaching in Egypt 

Charlene Woyczik knows that she would not 
be having the adventure of her life if she had 
not graduated from Stout with a degree in early 
childhood. Woyczik, a 1996 graduate, worked 
in Wisconsin for about five years, but she was 
"always wanting to be going someplace more 
interesting, but really didn't know how to get 

However, she found out. Armed with her de- 
gree, a desire to teach kindergarten through third 
grade only and a yen for adventure, Woyczik 
attended an International Teacher Fair in Water- 
loo, Iowa. There she found out about teaching 
opportunities in foreign countries. According to 
Woyczik, schools overseas are eagerly looking 
for qualified kindergarten and pre-kindergarten 
teachers. She applied to a few schools and was 
offered teaching positions in five countries in 
Asia, South America and the Middle East. And 
why did she choose Egypt? "Egypt sounded like 
it had the best deal," Woyczik reported. 

Woyczik has been happily teaching a third 
grade class at an American International School 
in Cairo, Egypt, for more than a year. The stu- 
dents in her class are from wealthy families be- 
cause the school is a private "high-class" one. 
Woyczik reported that these students have maids 
and drivers to constantly look after them, making 
it hard at times for them to learn to do things 

for themselves. "They are a pampered elite with 
parents who dote on them," she said. 

Outside of the classroom, however, Woyczik 
does come into contact with children from the 
lower class. These children, starting at the ages of 
eight or nine, work to help their families. She sees 
them selling fruit and vegetables from wooden 
carts pulled by a donkey or collecting, sorting 
and extracting recyclable garbage. Education for 
these children is limited to the free government 
schools. Classes are large with an average of 
50 students, and corporal punishment is used. 
Children who fall in the middle class bracket 
have a few more options. Their parents pay to 
send them to school where the children learn 
basic literary skills in Arabic and English. 

Woyczik asks herself what she can do to help 
the children in her midst. To the "chosen ones" 
she works to impart the need for generosity to 
those not so fortunate. Under her direction, 
the students participate in food drives and 
fund-raisers for orphanages and children in 
less affluent schools. Unfortunately, she has 
discovered that she cannot help everyone. "It's 
definitely a humbling place, and yet I have 
learned much about human needs here," she said. 

One thing that she has learned is the impor- 
tance of fostering relations with her neighbors 
and friends. In Egypt, socializing on a lengthy 


Charlene Woyczik and friend 

and regular basis with neighbors and shop own- 
ers is customary. If she allows herself, she could 
easily visit for three to four hours straight on 
a Saturday. "Some people get very upset with 
you if you don't sit and talk for at least a half 
hour, and when you go, it is always too soon," 
Woyczik said. She compares this habit with the 
fast pace of Americans who hardly know their 
neighbors anymore. And she prefers it. 

Sometimes Woyczik finds herself wonder- 
ing if she is dreaming or if this is really her life. 
She said, "I constantly find myself in a sobering 

moment (swimming/snorkeling in the Red Sea, 
sleeping under the stars in the Sahara Desert, 
dawn at the top of Mt. Sinai with hundreds of 
foreigners from all sorts of religions and re- 
gions) where I think, 'God, I am so lucky to be 
here.' Who would have thought that I could be 
standing right here, a farm girl from the hills 
of Waumandee, Wis., all on her own out here? 
I am so blessed." 

16 ♦ Stout Outlook 

The Smiling Pelican Bakeshop 

In the fall of 2001 when much of the world 
was in a state of shock over the events of Sept. 
1 1 , a happy event took place in Maiden Rock, 
Wis. The Smiling Pelican Bakeshop opened its 
doors, and the alluring smells of breads, scones, 
quiches, specialty pastries and chocolate delica- 
cies issued forth. 

Sandra Thielman '87 is the proprietor of this 
shop. Her dream in opening the Smiling Pelican 
B akeshop was to create a small town bakery with 
baked goods made from "scratch." Thielman 
chose an old house for her bakery, wanting to 
provide her customers with a warm and cozy 
"grandma's kitchen" atmosphere. This open 
kitchen allows friendly conversation between 
the cook and client while Thielman creates her 

In addition to providing tasty and healthy 
homemade baked goodies, Thielman prefers to 
work part time, which she thinks enables her to 
have a healthier lifestyle than many Americans. 
Since graduating from UW-Stout, she has trav- 
eled to Europe where she was struck with the 
difference between the average work schedules 
of Americans compared to that of Europeans. 
This experience brought her to the conclusion 
that Americans work far too much. 


As a result, Thiel- 
man designed her own 
business to be open 
approximately nine 
months of the year and 
three days of the week: 
Friday, Saturday and 
Sunday. The bakeshop 
is closed from Dec. 23 
to mid-March. The 
exact opening date de- 
pends on the weather. 
In operating a small- 
scale business, she is able to maintain the per- 
sonal contact with her clientele that she values. 
Also, by closing the shop for the winter, she 
has time to rest and be rejuvenated when her 
doors open in the spring. The reprieve that she 
enjoys during the coldest of the Midwestern 
year energizes and prepares her for the de- 
manding schedule she maintains during the 
months the shop is open. 

And a demanding schedule it is. When the 
Smiling Pelican opens its doors at 8 a.m. , Thiel- 
man has already been up for many hours. In 
order to have fresh bread, cookies and pastries 
ready for her morning customers she begins 

her workday at 1:30 a.m. and doesn't end until 
7 or 8 p.m. 

The bakery offers a variety of delectables 
made from scratch with a weekly changing 
menu. Thielman uses local produce as much 
as possible. For example, in the summer when 
blueberries are in abundance, she packs them in 
overflowing pies and rich cheesecakes. When 
fall comes around and apples are begging to be 
cooked, customers can find apple-filled pastries 
and cakes. The rich oranges of late fall squash 
also brighten Thielman 's creations. 

Make a point of visiting the Smiling Pelican 
Bakeshop at W3556 Hwy 35, Maiden Rock, 
Wis. , before Thielman closes the doors and goes 
into hibernation for the winter. Be prepared to 
stay and visit awhile in the kitchen before you 
leave. Have a cup of coffee inside, or sit outside 
and enjoy the flowers that surround the shop. 
Treat yourself to a homemade quiche and a rasp- 
berry truffle, a golden scone or a flaky turnover, 
or go home with a loaf of warm, fresh-baked 
bread tucked under your arm. 

Volleyball Alumni Association spikes interest 

Front Row (l-r): Jackie Stapleton Kotyza '83, Carol Bufe Busch '90, Ann Stark Fischer '91. Back Row (l-r): 
Wendy Morrow Toenies '86; Cheryl Wagner Larson B.S. '88, M.S. '90; Michelle Espe Walsh '88; Michelle Cooper 
Majewski '91; Christine Omernik Griese '91. 

In January of 2003, ten years had passed since Mark Mantegna '93 and Todd Gawronski '93 had 
graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Still, they felt up to challenging the university's 
current men's volleyball team to a game. They contacted their former teammates and, much to 
their surprise, everyone was excited about the idea of getting together for their first reunion and 
volleyball tournament. 

As a result of this favorable response, Mantegna and Gawronski decided to invite all former 
men and women players to UW-Stout for a reunion tournament with a date set for September 
2003. The UW-Stout Alumni Volleyball Association was official. The association, comprised of 
former male and female players and the current UW-Stout head coach, gathered e-mail addresses 
for over 150 former players and sent out invitations. Players graduating from as early as 1979 
responded. Eventually, 50 alumni who graduated between the years 1988 and 2003 had commit- 
ted to play. The first annual Alumni Volleyball Challenge was a reality. 

On Friday, September 19, 2003, approximately eight months after Mantegna and Gawronski's 
great idea, the men's volleyball team from 1993 returned to Johnson Fieldhouse to play together 
once again. Throughout the day, alumni practiced for the matches and watched the current women's 
team play. Alumni came from as far as Ohio, Arizona and Florida, eager to reunite and play with 
former friends and teammates. The association charged a small entrance fee and the proceeds 
went to the men's club team and the women's varsity team. 

Front Row (l-r): Shawn Knodt '93, Steve Schoenborn '93, Leigh Breitenbach '95 . Back Row (l-r): Todd Gawronski 
'93, Mark Mantegna '93, Michael Scherbert. 

The tournament continued the next day with four men's teams and three women's teams com- 
peting. Despite the fact that many of these players had not played competitively for a while, the 
matches were close. The 1993 men's team won the championship game versus the class of 2000. 
The women's team, made up of players from the late 1980s and early 1990s, won the champion- 
ship against a team from the late 1990s. 

When the final matches were played, the players, tired but happy, gathered at the Mardi Gras 
restaurant to socialize and plan for the second annual Alumni Volleyball Challenge to be held 
September 17 and 18, 2004. The UW-Stout Volleyball Alumni Association hopes that this event 
will bring even more alumni who are interested in participating. Once again, they will be inviting 
all former club and varsity players. 

If you are interested in participating in this annual event, please contact one of the following 
UW-Stout Volleyball Alumni Association members: 

Todd Gawronski 

Mark Mantegna 

Jennifer Carter Edmund 

Lara Wegner Zwick latidas @ 

Jill Jolliff jolliffj @ 

Stout Outlook ♦ 17 

Alumni Spotlights 



Ryan Crist 

Put up your feet and take a 
rest in this lounge chair, appropri- 
ately named Ease. Ryan Crist '02 
designed this creation using Alias 
Studio, a computer graphics ap- 
plication. Ease earned Crist a sixth 
place ranking in the 2003 Photoreal 
Furniture Competition International 
hosted by Design-engine. 

Crist, a graduate of UW-Stout's art program with 
a concentration in interior design, was one of 200 
designers who entered the online competition. Ease 
and other photoreal furniture are based on original 
computer generated renderings of seating products 
created with design software. The competition also 
included photorealism and innovative designs for 
modern culture. Go to 
competition/ to see the other winners. 

Crist works as an industrial designer at Concepts 
2 Reality, a product and development company. He 
interned with the company the summer before 
he graduated from UW- Stout and was hired after 
graduation. In his position, he works on a variety 
of projects including personal fitness equipment, 
consumer electronics and office furnishings. Crist 
enjoys the diverse nature of his work. 

Chad Ellert 

Chad Elert '01 may never have 
attended University of Wisconsin- 
Stout if he hadn't chanced upon 
a UW-Stout flyer while he was a 
student at a technical college in 
Madison, Wis. He was unsure of 
his future career plans when the 
academic offerings at UW-Stout 
caught his eye. He applied and was accepted as a 
general business administration major. 

Prior to graduation, Elert began looking for em- 
ployment outside of Wisconsin. While job searching on 
the Internet, he came across athletic internships, spe- 
cifically an internship with the San Jose Earthquakes, 
a major league soccer team based in California. Elert 
applied for the unpaid internship and was surprised 
and delighted when it was offered to him. Eager for 
the experience, he took out a loan, packed up his Ford 
Explorer and drove across country. 

In December of 200 1 , Elert completed the intern- 
ship and returned to Wisconsin to celebrate a white 
Christmas. He soon received a call from the Earth- 
quakes asking him to return to California — this time 
for a paid internship. After some negotiating with 
management, Elert landed a full-time salaried posi- 
tion as administrator of the soccer team. 

Elert remains busy and happily employed with the 
Earthquakes. He manages the team's budget, travels 
with them to Europe and South America and commu- 
nicates with the general manager, owners and players. 
He interacts daily with the world-renowned soccer 
players, London Donovan and Rodrigo Faria. This past 
year was an especially exciting one when the team won 
the 2003 Major League Soccer Championship— their 
second in three years. 

Elert remains appreciative of the education that 
he received at UW-Stout. It opened doors to a job that 
dreams are made of. 

Kris Winter 

Kris Winter '92 is certain that the 
education she received at UW-Stout 
provided her with the foundation 
she needed to pursue and realize 
her dreams. She graduated with a 
degree in business administration, 
a specialization in international 
business and a concentration in 
hospitality management. 

Curiously enough, Winter claims that watching 
the television series "Hotel" and working on a dude 
ranch in Wyoming as a teenager led her to UW-Stout. 
As a result of her choice, Winter's hands-on educa- 
tion at UW-Stout has been invaluable to her and was 
instrumental in helping her to achieve her goals and 

Kris is living out her dream in Alaska where she 
has put her UW-Stout education to use firsthand. She 
and her husband, Michael, opened a gift store in 1993 
and guest cabins in 1996. The custom-made guest 


cabins are located at the gateway to Wrangell St. Elias 
National Park and Preserve, the most remote and least 
developed of Alaska's national parks. For the intrepid 
tourist, the area is perfect for wilderness activities, 
and to experience a taste of the last frontier. Visit her 
business online at 

During her years at UW-Stout, Winter worked in 
the Office of International Programs. As a result of 
her exposure to internationalism, she cofounded the 
nonprofit foundation, Four Winds Foundation North. 
This organization supports international educational 
experiences for rural Alaskan students. The goal of 
this program is to provide a link between Alaskan 
youth and the diverse peoples of the world in order to 
"encourage them [youth] to seek more information, 
education and a better life." For more information on 
the foundation, go to 

Kris, Michael and their six-year-old son, Niishjaa 
(an Apache name meaning owl), live in Chitina, Alaska. 
She is busy and happy using the education she received 
at UW- Stout and raising her son. 

Barbara Wallen Ramberg 

Barbara Wallen Ramberg '60 
has kept busy in the 43 years since 
she graduated from UW-Stout. She 
raised a family and taught family 
and consumer education at Baldwin 
- Woodville High School. She is also 
a charter member of the St. Croix 
Valley chapter of Habitat for Human- Wallen Ramberg 
ity and enjoys performing Klompen, a Dutch folk 
dance. And, in 1995, to stave off boredom, Ramberg 
started a collection of vintage clothing. 

This collection of items from the years 1880 to 
1 940 includes everything from straw hats with flirtation 
ribbons to dress hoops and lace-trimmed undergar- 
ments; from French-cut steel beaded handbags to gay 
nineties dresses with leg-o-mutton sleeves. Antique 
shoes, jewelry, parasols and antique buttons also 
brighten her collection. 

After unearthing her finds, Ramberg cleans and 
restores them as closely as possible to their original 
state. She uses them as decor in her home and models 
them in the community and for fundraising events. A 
desire to "bring these garments back to life" motivates 
Ramberg. She only wishes that the clothing could tell 
her the stories of their wearers. 

Visit the Stillwater Historic Courthouse, and you 
will be able to see Barb modeling her vintage clothing 
while serving as a greeter and guide. 

Maltee McMahon 

Maltee McMahon was recently 
named UW-Stout's Outstanding 
Woman of Color. This statewide 
recognition is awarded to women 
of color who have initiated positive 
change within their communities by 
contributing to diversity and advo- 
cating women's issues. McMahon 

McMahon received her award at the ninth annual 
Woman of Color Award Brunch Ceremony held in 
conjunction with the 28 th Annual UW System Women's 
Studies Conference at UW-Stout in October 2004. 
McMahon earned her bachelor's degree in business 
administration and her master 's degree in management 
technology at UW-Stout. As a student, she led the 
university's International Club, promoting diversity 
and organizing international fairs and dinners for the 
campus and community. 

Working as a director at First Call for Help and the 
Family Resource Center, McMahon initiated a variety 
of programs to aid women, families and individuals of 
color, including an in-home program to help Hmong 
families and workshops addressing women's self 

In her current position as a community services 
representative for Bremer Bank in Menomonie, Mc- 
Mahon organized Women Connect and the Diversity 
Committee, edits the Eau Claire Women's Network 
newsletter, and advocates for women and children as 
a member of the board of directors. 

"Maltee 's presence has been a huge energizer in 
the nonprofit community. She just radiates a positive 
spirit," said Janet Polanski, UW-Stout's Women's 
Studies director. 

Dave Polka 

Dave Polka 75 had planned on 
following his family's teaching 
tradition when he received his 
degree in industrial education 
from the University of Wisconsin- 
Stout. His first job was as a 
high school teacher in industrial 
education and driver's education. 


Unfortunately, he was laid off after eight years. 
However, the private sector beckoned him when 
he found employment at Allen-Bradley's Drives 
Division in Mequon, Wis. He was a technical writer 
there for three years and an instructor for seven. 
Polka currently is the training center manager for 
ABB Inc., Drives and Power Electronics, in New 
Berlin, Wis. In this position, he conducts distributor 
and customer classes about applying, programming 
and operating drives, which are collections of 
mechanical components that move a load. 

In addition to his work at ABB Inc., Polka keeps 
busy doing technical writing. He has written articles 
about drives, which have appeared in magazines, 
trade journals and on Web sites. He has also writ- 
ten a book, titled "Motors and Drives - A Practical 
Technology Guide." In his book, Polka helps both 
engineers who are unfamiliar with the technology 
and technicians who are unaccustomed to complex 
theory and mathematics understand motor and drive 
engineering concepts. He provides simple explana- 
tions, summaries, review questions, glossaries and 
reference tables for formulas and conversions. His 
aim is to de-mystify drive and motor technology that 
is used in today's modern manufacturing processes. 

Dave Polka, who as a student at Stout had planned 
a career in secondary education, has been pleasantly 
surprised by the turns that life has brought him. 

Jon Zickert 

Crystal Mountain resort, located 
in Thompsonville, Mich., recently 
appointed Jon Zickert '9 1 to rooms 
division director. He began his ca- 
reer at Crystal as rooms division 
manager in April 2001. In his new 
position, he works with all areas 
related to accommodations and 
public facilities including house- 
keeping, front desk, facilities, transportation and 
building engineering. 

"Jon's performance has been outstanding," said 
Chris Maclnnes, Crystal senior vice president. "In 
addition to successfully managing his direct respon- 
sibilities, Jon has led many company- wide initiatives 
Not only does Jon work hard every day, but he also 
makes it fun. " 

Before joining Crystal, Zickert was with Residence 
Inn, a division of Marriott Hotel. Most recently, he was 
opening general manager of the historic Residence Inn 
in Cleveland. Prior to that, Zickert was general manager 
of the Residence Inn in Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Zickert enjoys the northern Michigan lifestyle 
which includes skiing, golfing and mountain biking 
with his wife, Karen. 

Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, year-round 
resort featuring 36 holes of championship golf, 34 
downhill slopes, more than 40 kilometers of cross- 
country trails, lodging, dining and conference facilities 
for groups of up to 300 people. Golf Magazine named 
Crystal a Top 25 Golf School. 



Richard K. Boyum 

Richard K. Boyum '69 received 
two prestigious awards from the 
Wisconsin College Personnel As- 
sociation at their annual convention 
held in Wisconsin Dells in October 
2003. This organization consists of 
public four-and two-year colleges 
as well as the technical college sys- Boyum 
tern in Wisconsin. Boyum received the Outstanding 
Program Award for the University of Wisconsin-Eau 
Claire Counseling Services Web page and the An- 
nabelle E. Wolf Award for Outstanding Service to 
College Student Personnel. The Wolf award is given to 
the individual with at least seven years of experience 
in higher education and who has had a lasting impact 
and contribution in the profession. 

Boyum received a plaque in recognition of the 
awards at the American College Personnel Asso- 
ciation's national convention held in Philadelphia, 
April 2004. Boyum, appreciative of the honors he 
has received, is enjoying his 31 st year at the UW-Eau 
Claire Counseling Center. 

Kristian Gamble 

Kristian Gamble '97 began 
his fascination with art at a very 
young age. As a child in Houston 
and Bay City, Texas, he remembers 
the endless drawings he created on 
his schoolbooks, desks, walls and 
any other surface that he felt needed 
a little embellishing. At the end of a 
school day, he would run home, pencil in hand, and plop 
himself down on his bed to study the Texas horizon. 
He sketched the cars and hotrods that he saw passing 
by. He imagined how he could make them better. 

Eventually, Gamble's family left Texas and moved 
to a quiet northern suburb of Minneapolis in the late 
1980s. When he was ready for college, he chose UW- 
Stout where he majored in apparel design and manu- 
facturing with a minor in art and design. Despite the 
fact that the number of art classes he could enroll in 
was limited, Gamble was not hindered from learning 
as much about art as he could. He would check out 
the books that were assigned to different art classes 
and study them on his own. 

After graduating from UW-Stout, Gamble pursued 
a career in apparel but never lost his love for art. He 
yearned to introduce his art to the world and began to 
do just that by producing large paintings in his small 
one-bedroom apartment in downtown Minneapolis. 
Due to the shortage of space, he used the back parking 
lot and a storage area as his studio. Not just content 
to paint, Gamble decided to build his own canvases. 
"I started building large canvases, eight feet tall by 
four-and-a-half feet wide. I had to move all the fur- 
niture to the side just to have enough room to build," 
he recalled. 

As a result of his devotion to his art, Gamble began 
to enter his work in art shows. He participated in a 
group show in 1999 at the Arcadia Theater and Cafe 
in Minneapolis. The show was successful, even if one 
of his paintings was tipped on its side and put behind 
a table. Gamble said, "It was still a success because 
family and friends were there. It was my first show 
- you have to start somewhere." Since his first show, 
he has been involved in several other art shows includ- 
ing the Art- A- Whirl, Minneapolis; the Exposed Show 
at Artoconecto Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the 55408 
Group Show at Intermedia Arts Gallery, Minneapolis; 
and the ISQ104 Show atlMAGINESTATION Gallery 
in Lehigh Valley, Pa. His work was also accepted for 
gallery representation at the Agora Gallery in SoHo, 

Gamble has not forgotten his other love, apparel 
design. He has created a small accessories line consist- 
ing of leather cuff bracelets and watchbands and a line 
of modern city- styled T-shirts with a unique sporty and 
deconstructed look. His T-shirt line will be included 
in the benefit show, Voltage: Fashion Amplified, to be 
held in Minneapolis on May 25, 2004. 

"Family and friends play the most important part 
in my creativity, said Gamble." "I create from experi- 
ence and how those experiences affect me." 

18 ♦ Stout Outlook 

Stout Families 

Hampton Family 

Andrist Family 

Maureen Hampton, Heather Kuesel Hampton '03, Joel Hampton '03, Linda Worden Hampton '71, Dan Hampton 

Dan and Linda Worden Hampton met at Stout and were married in 1971. Dan joined the investment firm 
Robert W. Baird & Co. in 1981 and is currently senior vice president of investments. He also sits on the board 
of directors of the Stout University Foundation. 

Linda taught for 26 years in the early childhood handicapped program in the Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau 
School District before her retirement in 1998. Dan and Linda live in Galesville, Wis., with their 17-year-old 
daughter, Maureen, who is in the process of looking at colleges. 

Joel and Heather Kuesel Hampton also met at Stout and were married Jan. 13, 2004, on the island of St. 
Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Joel is employed as an information systems technician for the BevComm 
Corporation in Blue Earth, Minn. Heather will attend graduate school at Minnesota State University, Mankato, 
in the fall of 2004 where she will study cardiac rehabilitation. Joel and Heather reside in Blue Earth, Minn. 

Ed is currently the head men's basketball coach at UW-Stout. His brother, Fred, works as a uniserve director 
for West Central Education Association in Menomonie. Fred's daughter, Katrina, is a mother of four in Creed- 
moor, N.C. Not pictured, but also a Stout graduate, is Katrina's husband, Dan Maxon '96. Dan is a concessions 
manager for Aramark, currently working at the Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Calif. 

Bedsted Family 

Jax Family 

Clockwise from top: Mike Jax B.S. '92, M.S. '94; Stefanie Snyder Jax '96; Joe Jax; Dr. Judy Weiss Jax, B.S. 
'63, M.S. '66. 

Judy Jax received her B.S. and M.S. degrees at UW-Stout and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She 
has been at UW-Stout for 33 years and is now serving as dean of the School of Education. 

Joe is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 
He has been a faculty member and director of the library at UW-Stout for 44 years and has recently retired. 

Judy and Joe reside in Menomonie. Their son Mike has both B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stout and is 
the facilities and maintenance manager for Renewal by Andersen Corporation in Cottage Grove, Minn. His 
wife, Stefanie, has her B.S. degree from Stout and is currently a graduate student at Stout. Mike and Stefanie 
reside in Menomonie. Joe and Judy also have another son, John, who is married to Holly. 

Front Row (l-r): Heidi Bedsted '03, Beverly (Fjelsted) Bedsted '47, Lee Bedsted B.S. '50, M.S. '62, and Barb 
(Burgess) Bedsted '75. Back Row (l-r): Jon Bedsted '82, Chris Bedsted '02, and Greg Bedsted '75. 

The Bedsted family has a long and varied history with UW-Stout and Menomonie. In 1943, Beverly Fjelsted, 
a young college student at The Stout Institute noticed a shortage of young male students. Few men attended 
during the years 1942 to 1945 due to their involvement with the war. However, Fjelsted kept busy studying 
and biding her time until she met her husband-to-be, Lee Bedsted, during her final year. They were married 
in 1947, the same year that Fjelsted graduated. 

Two years later, their first son, Gregory, was born. He spent his boyhood in Menomonie, and as a young 
man served in Vietnam. He later attended UW-Stout where, in the family tradition, he met his future spouse, 
Barb Burgess. 

The Bedsted's second son, Jonathan, also attended UW-Stout and, like his brother and parents before 
him, met and married his wife during his college years. Two of their children, Chris and Heidi, chose to at- 
tend UW-Stout. Chris graduated in 2002 and Heidi in 2003. All in all, UW-Stout has seen 31 years worth of 

The Bedsted seniors, Lee and Bev, retired long ago and live in the Park Rapids, Minn., area. Lee was a 
teacher and counselor for 33 years at Austin High School in Minnesota. Now they spend their time relaxing 
and socializing with other retirees at their home on Long Lake. 

Greg Bedsted retired from 3M Company five years ago. His wife, Barb, operates a kennel, breeding and 
training champion Yorkshire Terriers in Stillwater, Minn. They live between Lakeland and Bayport, Minn., 
near the St. Croix River, where they enjoy boating during the warm weather months. 

Jon and his wife, Valerie, live in Plainview, Minn., Jon has worked for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, 
Minn., for 15 years. He started as a supervisor in the printing department and is now a systems and printing 
analyst and buyer. Their son, Chris, also lives in Plainview and works as a sales representative for Pacesetter 
Corp., a construction product company for homeowners. Heidi, their daughter, lives in Boston and works as 
an intern in product design for New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. She hopes that the internship will develop into 
full-time employment. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 19 

Class Notes 


David Barnard B.S. '46, M.S. '47, Menomonie, 
retired UW-Stout professor, recently stepped down 
as board member of DET (Disabled and Elderly 
Transportation Inc.), after serving as chair for 15 
years. John and Ruth Larson Kraft '52, Menomo- 
nie, celebrated their 50 th wedding anniversay Oct. 18, 
2002. The Krafts were married on Homecoming Day 
in 1952. Edward '56 and Shelly Clary, Grants Pass, 
Ore., are the owners and operators of Ponderosa Pine 
Inn, a bed and breakfast. Judith Hutchinson Man- 
abat '59 has retired as a family and consumer science 
teacher from Mililani High School, Mililani, Hawaii. 
James Levendoske '60, Beaver Dam, is retired after 
38 years of employment in the engineering depart- 
ment of Metalfab Inc. Patricia Wenner Reisinger 
B.S. '61, M.S. '67 was appointed vice president for 
development of Taliesin Preservation Inc., Spring 
Green. Grace Hinde Howaniac '62, Oshkosh, 
has authored her fourth cookbook, "Mom's Sweet 
Memories: Recipes and Recollections of Country 
Cooking." Joanne Bowe Leonard '64 retired from 
the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation in 2002 and 
is presently public affairs officer at American Trans- 
mission Co., Wausau. She was elected president of the 
Wausau/Marathon County Chamber of Commerce in 
2003 and is a member of the Northcentral Technical 
College Foundation Board of Directors. Jean Vrana 
Barth ' 65 , Davison, Mich. , has begun a two-year term 
on the board of directors of Soroptimist International 
of the Americas, an international volunteer service 
organization for women in business, management 
and the professions. Jack B.S. '66, M.S. '71 and 
Anne Gaderlund Weiss B.S. '65, M.S. '71 are both 
retired and reside in Elgin, 111. Roger Gerstner B.S. 
'68, M.S. '79, Green Bay, is retired from Northeast 
Wisconsin Technical College. Arthur '68 and Karen 
ChinnockRudd '68 reside in Anoka, Minn. Arthur is 
retired after 34 years of teaching industrial technology 
and coaching golf at Columbia Heights High School; 
Karen is also retired following more than 34 years of 
teaching home economics and special education for 
Robbinsdale Public Schools. Louis Husby '69 has 
retired from the Menomonie School District after 
31 years of teaching. Trudy Verbrick Zarling '69, 
Cedarburg, is a family living teacher for the West 
Bend School District. 


Janis Tucker Grusz '70 is the owner of Safety For 
Toddlers, a baby-proofing company in Seattle, Wash. 
Karen Mueser B.S. '70, M.S. '77, Park Ridge, 111., 
has retired from Sears as group engineering manager- 
textiles. She is currently an independent textiles consul- 
tant and an adjunct professor of textiles at Dominican 
University in River Forest, 111. Ray Petersohn B.S. 
'70, M.S. '78, Howards Grove, has retired after 33 
years of teaching. 

Wanda Huisman '71 retired after teaching in 
Eagle Pass, Texas, for 18 years. She is presently a 
kindergarten teacher at Saigon South International 
School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Nancy Mathey 
' 7 1 has earned an MB Afrom Alaska Pacific University 
and is currently residing in Italy for Italian language 
studies. Aleda Schuetz McArdle '71, Stoughton, was 
selected as a 2003 Kohl Teacher Fellowship recipient. 
McArdle is a reading specialist at Kegonsa Elementary 
School. William Regel ' 7 1 is store manager at Fletcher 
Music Centers, Edison Mall, Fort Myers, Fla. 

Robert '72 and Jo Ann Kinnard Flood '73 reside 
in Oconomowoc. Robert is a sales consultant for Po- 
blocki & Sons LLC; Jo Ann is the gifted/talented/at- 
risk coordinator at Wisconsin Hills Middle School. 
Timothy Peterson B.S. '72, M.S. '86 is an assistant 
professor at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, 

Yvonne Retzinger Brown '73 is an account 
executive at The Goltz Seering Agency Inc., Green 
Bay. Gregory Janicki '73 is regional president of 
First Horizon Home Loan Corp., Alpharetta, Ga. 

Carolyn Fortney Barnhart ' 74, program director 
of the food systems and technology program at UW- 
Stout, was selected as recipient of the 2003 American 
Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Leaders 
Award. Jill 0tf Behnke B.S. '74, M.S. '79 was listed 
in the 2002 Who's Who Among America's Teachers. 

Jill is a child development instructor at Dakota County 
Technical College, Rosemount, Minn. 

Marie Kraska Miller M.S. '75 was inducted as 
a 2003-2004 Mildred Cheshire Fraley Distinguished 
Professor at Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. Steven 
Schlough B.S. '75, M.S. '87, Colfax, was selected as 
the recipient of Chippewa Valley Technical College's 
2003 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Schlough is an 
associate professor in the communications, education 
and training department at UW-Stout. Holly Larson 
Wagner B.S. '75, M.S. '84 has been awarded the 
Accredited Buyer Representation designation by the 
Real Estate Buyer 's Agent Council Inc. of the National 
Association of Realtors. Wagner is a broker/sales as- 
sociate for Miller Real Estate, Menomonie. 

Roger Richardson B.A. '76, M.S. '79 was ap- 
pointed assistant vice president for Student Affairs 
and Campus Life, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y. 

Vanessa Pellegrino Ross '77 is a curriculum 
assistant for Region 5 Education Service Center, 
Beaumont, Texas. 

Susan Berns Baron '78 is the president and CEO 
of Caring Consultants Inc., Northbrook, 111. Mary 
Crave '78, Madison, received the Leader Award from 
the American Association of Family and Consumer 
Sciences at their annual conference in June 2002. Crave 
is an evaluation and diversity specialist for University 
of Wisconsin Extension. Lora LaDew ' 78 is a furniture 
buyer for Crate and Barrel, Northbrook, 111. Anita Le 
Page '78, Santa Barbara, Calif., has recently opened 
Cowgirls Don't Cry, a wholesale clothing company 
specifically geared to the equestrian market. Thomas 
Eagan '78, Shorewood, Minn. , is the general manager 
of Wireless Network Solutions. Anne Symon Pat- 
terson '78 is a family and consumer science teacher 
at Marlboro Middle School, Marlboro, N.J. Peggy 
Trainor '78 has been selected as a recipient of the 
Kohl Teaching Fellowship Award. Trainor is a teacher 
at the Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped 
in Janesville. 

Brian Colianni '79 was appointed vice president 
of customer service and parts operations, MazdaNorth 
American Operations, Irvine, Calif. Patrick Frater 
'79 is president of Northwest Power Products Inc., 
an Eagan, Minnesota-based distributor of motors, 
mechanical power transmission products, general 
motor control products and electrical drives. 


MichaelBeckerB.S. '80, M.S. '83 is director of sales 
for Clarisay Inc., Dallas, Texas. Dale Dahlke M.S. '80 

has retired after 27 years of teaching biology and coach- 
ing track and field at Menomonie High School. Amy 
Gibler Johnson '80 was named director of marketing 
and public relations at St. Joseph Regional Medical 
Center, Milwaukee. David Margolis '80 is director 
of marketing for Marriott, Coral Springs, Fla. 

Allan Albricht '81 is assistant store manager 
at Sears, Roebuck & Co., Eau Claire. Christopher 
Bracken ' 8 1 is director of sales and marketing for 
the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Beach Club, Ponte 
Vedra Beach, Fla. Mary Jo Schultz Gerhardt '81, 
Iola, is food service director for Iola-Scandinavia 
School District. Debbie Johnson M.S. '81, Street, 
Md., is a regional supervisor for Kemper National 
Services. Thomas Kubala '81, Tower Lakes, 111., is 
vice president of Latin America Packaging. 

Pete Berends '82, Parker, Colo., is an engineer 
with Hitachi. Robert Berth B.S. '82, M.S. '90 is the 
owner of Lakewood Pizza Pub LLC, Lake wood. Kim 
Krejcha Cody ' 82 is a medical social worker at Theda 
Clark Regional Medical Center, Neenah. Elizabeth 
Ellis '82, Salt Lake City, Utah, is director of trustee 
and board development programs for The Nature Con- 
servancy. Christopher Houg '82 is a senior product 
design engineer for Wisco Industries Inc., Oregon. 
Michael Lundin ' 82 has been elected chief executive 
officer of Oglebay Norton Co., Cleveland. 

Thomas Drazkowski '83, Red Wing, Minn., is 
owner and president of Stone Machinery, a distributor 
of molding and metal-working machines. Drazkowski 
recently moved the sales and administration portion of 
his business from Minneapolis to River Falls. Kevin 
James '83 is inventory control manager at New 
View Gifts and Accessories, Yeadon, Pa. Claudia 
Knowlton-Chike '83 is a program director for IBM, 
Rochester, Minn. Daniel Menden B.S. '83, M.S. 

'89, Hales Corners, is the manager of management 
development at Harley-Davidson. Paul Varsho M.S. 
'83, science teacher at Menomonie Middle School, 
became the first teacher in the School District of the 
Menomonie Area to receive national board certifica- 
tion. There are only 134 nationally certified teachers 
in Wisconsin. 

Jay Dahlke '84, Kenner, La., is the general man- 
ager of the Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans. Jay 
recently received the General Manager of the Year 
award from Marriott International Inc. Paul Gray ' 84 
is a senior manufacturing engineer at Parker Hannifin, 
Blaine, Minn. Virginia Dahl Larson M.S. '84 was 
named Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin Associa- 
tion for Career and Technical Education. Larson is an 
instructor in the business technology department of 
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire. 

Barbara//z7/Burke '85 is a product home econo- 
mist for Whirlpool Corp., St. Joseph, Mich. Jeffrey 
Bzdawka '85 has assumed the position of senior 
vice president, Worldwide Service Delivery, Pega- 
sus Solutions, Scottsdale, Ariz. Thomas Frederick 
'85 is the owner of Pub 500, Mankato, Minn. Dawn 
Gemlo Koeper-Howe ' 85 is a clinical dietitian with 
Beverly Healthcare/Bradley Health & Rehabilitation, 
Milwaukee. Craig Kottke ' 85 was promoted to senior 
manager of product development at Master Lock Co., 
Oak Creek. Barbara Larson ' 85 is a clinical dietitian 
and a member of the cardio-thoracic transplant team 
at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Affairs 
Hospital, Madison. C atherine Parr Loomis B.S. '85, 
M.S. '87 is a patient safety specialist with Coastal 
Clinical & Management Services, Narberth, Pa. Jane 
Metcalf B.S. '85, M.S. '91, M.S. '96, St. Paul, is 
senior field human resources manager for HMS Host 
at the Minneapolis Airport. Barbara Meisenheimer 
Mitchell'85, DeKalb, 111., is an art specialist for Hunt- 
ley School District. Charles Moder '85, Northfield, 
Minn., is a quality assurance engineer at FMC Food 
Tech-Frigoscandia. David Waldschmidt '85, De 
Pere, is director of packaging systems at Green Bay 

Kelly Theder Butler '86 is the business manager 
for Rio Grande Railway Preservation Corp., Chama, 
N.M. Debra Lindh Odom '86, president of Gbiginc, 
announced the opening of their fifth Subway Restau- 
rant in Edmond, Okla. 

Jean-Marie Dauplaise '87 is a visiting assistant 
professor at Georgia College and State University, 
Milledgeville, Ga. Joseph Huftel '87, Phillips, is the 
new principal at Phillips High School. Karen Mun- 
nings Jacobson '87 is a planner/designer for SRF 
Consulting Group Inc., Minneapolis. Jacobson was 
the designer and project manager for Landmark Plaza, 
St. Paul's newest urban park which was completed 
the fall of 2002. Jay JonesB.S. '87, Minneapolis, has 
earned a master's degree in global hospitality from 
UW-Stout. Jones is a quality insurance inspector 
for Hilton Hotels Corp. Brian Kraimer '87 is vice 
president of Agfa Monotype, Elk Grove Village, 111. 
Kevin Kufahl '87 is a senior account manager for 
Weyerhaeuser, Manitowoc. 

Jeffrey Barsness '88 is a purchasing agent for 
Berg Co., Madison. Angela Abrahamson Morgan 
'88 is an area coordinator/senior therapist at Autism 
& Behavioral Consultants, Fond du Lac. Wayne 
Parmley '88 is creative director at OEC Graphics 
Inc., Oshkosh. Virginia Williams M.S. '88, Stevens 
Point, was presented the Wisconsin Association of 
Student Council Meritorious Membership Award in 
April. Virginia is a guidance counselor for the Stevens 
Point School District. 


Michael Hubbard M.S. '89, Knoxville, Tenn., has 
recently joined the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and 
Education (ORISE) as a group manager for its Science 
and Engineering Education (SEE) organization. SEE 
is responsible for developing, implementing and op- 
erating programs that encourage faculty, students and 
recent graduates to study, conduct research or pursue 
careers in science, engineering, mathematics and other 
technical fields. Richard Manor '89, Weyerhaeuser, 
received the Leavey Award for Excellence in Private 
Enterprise Education which recognizes teachers and 
educators across the country whose innovative pro- 
grams help build and support the next generation of 

America's business leaders. Manor is a technology 
education teacher at Weyerhaeuser High School. 
Christopher Perri '89, is a senior systems techni- 
cian at Eau Claire Press Co., Eau Claire. 

Jeffrey Baryenbruch '90, Chicago, 111., is director 
of sales and marketing at the Omni Ambassador East 
Hotel. Shane Cleasby '90 was recently promoted to 
regional application engineering manager at Rockwell 
Automation, Milwaukee. Kari Liestman Dahl B.S. 
'90, M.S. '92, Menomonie, was named UW-Stout's 
interim People Process Culture chair. Mark Eystad 
'90 is president of Mark 1045 Inc., Marietta, Ga. 
Catherine Graf '90, Woodbury, Minn., has earned 
a master of arts in organizational management from 
Concordia University. She is a scheduler for Banta, 
Maple Grove, Minn. Craig Nelson '90, Kaukauna, is 
director of technical sales for AAntec LLC. Kristen 
Larson Nielsen ' 90 is a graphic designer at SPI Design 
Group, St. Paul, Minn. Patrick Perry '90 is assistant 
general manager at Great Wolf Lodge, Traverse City, 
Mich. Steven Tietel '90 is a sommelier and assistant 
manager at the Lake Elmo Inn, Lake Elmo, Minn. 
Pamela Rahn Weltzien '90, Galesville, is an occupa- 
tional therapist at Tri-County Memorial Hospital and 
Nursing Home. James Wischhoff '90 is a senior sales 
manager for Akebono Corp., Buffalo Grove, 111. 

James Fisher '91 is a purchasing and supply 
management specialist with the United States Postal 
Service, Merrifield, Va. Kelly Sleeter Fisher '91 is 
art director at The Goltz Seering Agency Inc., Green 
Bay. Peggy Hughes Rasberry '91 is a job developer 
for ASPIRO, Green Bay. 

Michael Frits '92 is director of front office and 
guest services at The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, 
111. Jeanne Stolp M.S. '92 is a sales consultant for 
Ashley Furniture, Arcadia. 


Kathleen Peters Beseler '93 is a social worker for 
Winnebago County Department of Human Services, 
Oshkosh. Barbara Greer '93 is a sales manager for 
JQH/Embassy Suites, Omaha, Neb. MarkMantegna 
'93 is the recreation director at The Breakers, Palm 
Beach, Fla. 

Troy Cleasby '94 is a senior software engineer 
with Thomson- West, Eagan, Minn. Peter Hoffman 
'94 is a sales manager for North Central States Mar- 
keting, Lakeville, Minn. Holly Glodoski Lilly '94 is 
an inside account manager for Georgia Pacific Corp., 
Atlanta. Steven '94 and Laurie HickethierMoyer '95 
reside in White Bear Lake, Minn. Steven is a computer 
programmer with Empi, Shore view, Minn.; Laurie is 
a dietitian with the St. Croix County Department of 
Health and Human Services, New Richmond. David 
Novak ' 94 is fabrication manager at KAPCO, Grafton. 
Anthony Pergande '94 is the general manager of 
Applebee's, Pewaukee. David Sansone '94, Hudson, 
is a food service director for Compass Group USA. 
Brad '94 and Lynn Olander Seehafer '94 reside in 
Madison, Ala. Brad was promoted to regional vice 
president of operations for La Quinta Inns Inc.; Lynn 
is a Title One teacher for Madison City Schools. 

Stephanie Warner Beal '95 is a retail manager 
at Epcot, Walt Disney World Co., Lake Buena Vista, 
Fla. Patrick Cyr M.S. '95, Windham, Maine, founded 
a risk control consulting company in 2002. Nicole 
Fallenstein '95, Los Angeles, is a costumer in the 
wardrobe department of the television series "Angel" 
on the WB network. Christopher Pope '95, Appleton, 
has earned a master's degree in organizational leader- 
ship and quality control from Marion College. He is 
a senior account manager for Aramark Refreshment 

Boyd Bodenburg '96, Elk Mound, is assistant 
hardware merchandiser for Menards Inc., Eau Claire. 
Sean Borgardt B.S. '96, M.S. '97 is a computer sys- 
tems engineer with Appleton Coated LLC, Combined 
Locks. Janis O'Hara Bridges B.A. '96, M.S. '02 is a 
program coordinator for Barron County Restorative 
Justice Programs Inc., Rice Lake. Kevin Frank '96 
is a PC support specialist for Ariens Co., Brillion. 
Gayle Hamann Grohall '96 is manager at Hudson's 
Classic Bar & Grill, Wausau. Amy Scheer Keating 
'96, Edina, Minn., is a decor specialist for Super Valu. 
Michelle Kammen Mozzar ' 96, Woodbury, Minn. , has 
earned a master of arts degree in management from 
The College of Saint Scholastica. Paul Seggelink '96 

20 ♦ Stout Outlook 

is a quality assurance supervisor/engineer for Pierce 
Mfg., Appleton. Michael Snyder '96 is a first grade 
teacher at Crestview Elementary School, Cottage 
Grove, Minn. 


Mark Beise '97 is a technology education teacher at 
Rice Lake High School and is working on a master's 
degree in education. Stephanie Caddy ' 97, clubhouse/ 
operations manager at Point O Woods Golf & Country 
Club, Benton Harbor, Mich., has achieved the des- 
ignation of "Certified Club Manager" from the Club 
Managers Association of America. Karne Dunshee 
'97 is a graphic designer/marketing assistant with 
Kowalski's Markets, Woodbury, Minn. David Gray 
'97, River Falls, is a building inspector for the city of 
Hudson. Dana Heitman '97 is a consultant for new 
project development at CBS Music City Printing & 
Mailing, Nashville, Tenn. April Lang Jordan '97 is 
general manager of LaQuinta Inns, Corpus Christi, 
Texas. Randy Kliment '97 is the executive rooms 
director at Fox Hills Resort, Mishicot. Angela Chris- 
tenson Ruchti B.S. '97, M.S. '99, Menomonie, is a 
guidance counselor at Spring Valley Middle School/ 
High School. Kimberly Warren '97 is a first grade 
teacher for Creighton School District, Phoenix. Heidi 
Wendolek '97 is an account supervisor for BBDO 
Chicago in Chicago. 

Jesse Aalberg ' 9 8 is a technical architect for United 
Health Group, Golden Valley, Minn. Joell Taylor An- 
ders '98, Fall Creek, is a first grade teacher at Osseo 
Elementary School and is working on a master 's degree 
in education. Rick Carlson '98 is the owner/manager 
of Carlson's Rustic Ridge, Friendship. Amy Doepke 
'98 is assistant director of human resources for Hyatt 
Regency Irvine, Irvine, Calif. Melanie Garvey Eskild- 
sen ' 98 is program director at Growing Hands Daycare 
& Preschool, Waupaca. Julie DeVriend Fulton '98 is 
a dietitian at American Healthways Diabetes Treat- 
ment Center, Richmond, Va. Thomas McComb B.S. 
'98, M.S. '00, Lexington, Ky., is director of human 
resources at Galls, a division of Aramark. Paul Smuda 
'98 is a lithographer for The Printery, Rice Lake. 

James Bloms M.S. '99 is owner of The James 
Sheeley House Restaurant and Saloon, Chippewa 
Falls. Androv Carlson '99 is a senior sales execu- 
tive for Danka Office Imaging, Englewood, Colo. 
Karen Hatfield '99, Elk Mound, has joined the law 
firm of Hansen, Dordell, Bradt, Odlaug & Bradt as 
an associate attorney. Jason Kern '99 is a production 
planner for LaForce Inc. , Green Bay. Alex Lockovitch 
'99 is a product manager for Bard Access Systems, 
Salt Lake City. Kristin Manion Maas '97 is a tech- 
nical support engineer at Unimax Systems Corp., 
Minneapolis. Andrew Neumann '99 is a front desk 
supervisor for Carlson Companies, Plymouth, Minn. 
Bradley Rowe '99 is a sales executive with MDI, San 
Diego. Tara Tepe Tannhauser ' 99 is an advance sales 
associate with Walt Disney World-Disney Vacation 
Club, Celebration, Fla. 


Ethan Ably '00 is a display designer for Best Buy 
Co. Inc. Corporate Headquarters, Eden Prairie, Minn. 
Sarah Fox Baits '00 is a design consultant for First 
Supply Eau Claire/Gerhards, Eau Claire. Angie Adams 
Boos '00, Chippewa Falls, is a kindergarten teacher for 
Fall Creek School District. Maria Place Butler '00 is 
an infant/toddler specialist for West CAP, Glen wood 
City. Loren Daane '00, Appleton, is a technology 
education teacher for Appleton Area School District. 
Hilary DeLap '00 is a clinical therapist with All Saints 
Healthcare, Racine. Jessica Dempze Dupuis MS '00, 
Amery, is a guidance counselor at Osceola Intermedi- 
ate School. Brent '00 and Nicole Segar Fitzgerald 
'00 reside in Champlin, Minn. Brent is the manager 
of a new restaurant, Nick & Tony's, in Minneapolis; 
Nicole is the dining services manager at Golden Val- 
ley Golf and Country Club. Laura Froehling '00 is 
a photographer for The Imagery, Burnsville, Minn. 
Angela Kropelnicki Gruber '00 is a conference 
coordinator at Kirkland Air Force Inns, Kirkland Air 
Force Base, N.M. Lael Hall '00 is a telecommunica- 
tion systems administrator for the Ho-Chunk Nation, 
Baraboo. Melissa Hartman '00 is a graphic designer 
forFoote & Co., St. Paul, Minn. Amanda Hebel '00 is 

a family and consumer sciences teacher at Northfield 
High School, Northfield, Minn. Eric Homan '00 is 
a product designer for Restoration Hardware, Corte 
Madera, Calif. Jeffrey Hutter '00 is a financial ana- 
lyst with Kimberly-Clark, Beech Island, S.C. Jesse 
Jerabek '00 is an industrial designer for Watermark 
Paddle Sports Inc., Easley, S.C. Heather Hopkins 
Kurth '00 is a prekindergarten teacher at St. John 
the Bapist Elementary School, Plum City. Dorothea 
Macon M.S. '00, Milwaukee, is an instructor at 
Milwaukee Area Technical College. She is pursuing 
a doctorate in educational policy and leadership at 
Marquette University. David Montguire '00 is a 
project coordinator for James Craig Builders Inc., 
Wauwatosa. Jill Gibson Schutz '00 is a third grade 
teacher at Lien Elementary School, Amery. Michael 
Seffern '00 is an estimator for Morton Buildings, 
Morton, 111. Tina Sodren is a technical designer for 
Northern Cap Mfg. Co., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Laura Aleckson '01, Ettrick, is a teacher at 
Melrose-Mindoro High School. Gregory Braun 
'01 is a CAD specialist for Ashley Furniture, Ar- 
cadia. Janet Carter '01 recently earned a master's 
degree in nutrition from Boston University. She is an 
outpatient dietitian at Saints Memorial Medical Cen- 
ter, Lowell, Mass. Cassandra Crnecki '01 is dining 
room manager at Wayzata Country Club, Wayzata, 
Minn. Angela Dachel '01 is a benefit specialist for 
XMI Corp., Chippewa Falls. Brian Diemel '01 is 
a production supervisor for Greenheck Fan Corp., 
Schofield. Michael Fabel '01, Rochester, Minn., is 
an industrial engineer for Cannon Equipment Co. 
Amy Gabel '01, Menomonie, is a preschool teacher 
for Elk Mound School District. Michael Gilgenbach 
'01 is the owner of MJG Consulting Inc., Lakevoor, 
111. Diane Hassler '01 is working on a master of arts 
degree in forensic psychology at John Jay College of 
Criminal Justice, New York City. Bjorn Helgeson ' 1 
is a project manager with the United States Air Force, 
Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Robyn Poppe Janssen 
'01 is a program therapist for University Day Com- 
munity, Minneapolis. John Jones '01, Fargo, N.D., 
is a technology education instructor for the School 
District of Fargo. Erin Cramer Krueger '01 is a 
graphic design specialist at National Presto Indus- 
tries, Eau Claire. Jonathan '01 and Ruth May Lee 
'00 reside in St. Paul, Minn. Jonathan is a marketing 
research consultant at Percepta; Ruth is lead teacher 
for Ramsey Action Program. Dain Lindquist '01, 
Corning, N.Y., is a clinical dietitian. Tanya Miller 
'01 is a middle school art teacher for Thompson 
School District, Loveland, Colo. Gina Schaefer '01 
is an employment coordinator for Workforce Con- 
nections Inc., Black River Falls. Aaron Staut M.S. 
'01, Rice Lake, is a middle school guidance counselor 
with Cumberland School District. Katja De Haney 
Wilson '0 1 is a production artist for Cramer-Krasselt, 

TsLshai Scales Atkins M.S. '02 is an adjudicator at 
the Unemployment Benefit Center, Eau Claire. Ryan 
Dewey '02 is a technology education teacher for the 
Hopkins School District, Hopkins, Minn. Jennifer 
Faber '02 is a reporter for the Monticello Times & 
Shopper, Monticello, Minn. Tim Gluth '02, New 
Berlin, has joined North Shore Bank as webmaster. 
Timothy Hahn ' 02 is a construction superintendent for 
Hans Hagen Homes, Kiel. Viva Green Johanknecht 
M.S. '02 is a clinical dietitian at Wisconsin Veterans 
Home, King. Jonathan Johnson '02 is a project 
manager for Pember Excavating, Menomonie. Ali- 
son West Kurth '02 is a product engineer at Deluxe 
Corp., Shore view, Minn. Nicole Riederer '02 is a 
research and development analyst for Taylor Corp., 
North Mankato, Minn. Joshua Stumpner '02 is a 
safety director/project manager at James J. Calmes 
Construction, Kaukauna. 


Neva Harmeling '45 to Paul Sutton, June 14, 2003. 
Couple resides in Southfield, Mich. Elaine Laird to 
Richard T. Anderson '57, Nov. 7, 2003. Couple 
resides in Waukesha. 

Jan Engmark to Timothy Peterson B .S . '72, M.S . 
'86, Oct. 12, 2002. Couple resides in Shakopee, Minn. 
Kristey Nielsen '78 to Thomas Richardson, April 12, 
2002. Couple resides in Santa Claus, Ind. 

Catherine and Michael Becker B.S. '80, M.S. 

'83, Feb. 16, 2002. Couple resides in Piano, Texas. 
Beth Leisses to Paul Helm '83, Nov. 11, 2002. 
Couple resides in Brownsville. Barbara Hill '85 to 
Jeffrey Burke, May 2002. Couple resides in Michi- 
gan City, Ind. Dawn Gemlo Koepper '85 to Craig 
Howe, June 22, 2002. Couple resides in Cedarburg. 
Ilissa Greenberg '86 to Kenneth Kahn, Nov. 2002. 
Couple resides in Los Angeles, Calif. Lynn Rogers 
to Andrew Chappa '87, March 15, 2003. Couple 
resides in Sheboygan. Kristi Glassco '89 to Daryl 
Emery, May 10, 2002. Couple resides in Wayzata, 
Minn. Stefanie Pusateri to Christopher Perri '89, 
Sept. 21, 2002. Couple resides in Chippewa Falls. 

Sally andMarkEystad '90, Aug. 3, 2002. Couple 
resides in Marietta, Ga. Jacquelyn Gilbert ' 90 to Sher- 
man Mulberry, Nov. 2002. Couple resides in Slinger. 
Kathryn Zipperer '90 to Steve Ruegsegger, Oct. 5, 

2002. Couple resides in DeForest. Kathleen Corrigan 
'91 to WilliamHowe, April 2003. Couple resides in St. 
Paul, Minn. Ross '91 and Robin Olson, May 10,2003. 
Couple resides in Chicago. Mary Moore '92 to Brad 
Ostrander, June 2002. Couple resides in Indianapolis. 
RhondaGrzybB.S. '94,M.S. '99to John Krista, Sept. 
14, 2002. Couple resides in Chippewa Falls. Brenda 
Gordon to Patrick Cyr M.S. '95, June 2002. Couple 
resides in Windham, Maine. Laurie Hickethier '95 
to Steven Moyer '94, Aug. 3, 2002. Couple resides 
in White Bear Lake, Minn. Lisa Salopek '95 to Mike 
Maxon, Dec. 7, 2002. Couple resides in Genoa City. 
Stephanie Warner '95 to Peter Beal, Jan. 11, 2003. 
Couple resides in Clermont, Fla. Jane Agazzi to Paul 
Seggelink '96, July 5, 2002. Couple resides in Green- 
ville. Terry Berg to Daniel Frase ' 96, Aug. 3 1 , 2002. 
Couple resides in San Antonio. Gayle Hamann '96 to 
Jim Grohall, Nov. 16, 2002. Couple resides in Wausau. 
Joyce Hrad '96 to Christopher Anderson '93, June 

29. 2002. Couple resides in Rochester, Minn. Stefanie 
Snyder '96 to Michael Jax B.S. '92, M.S. '94, May 
3, 2003. Couple resides in Menomonie. Alison Weess 
to Daniel Laurent '96, April 12, 2003. Couple resides 
in Two Rivers. Carmen Baker '97 to Greg Peterson, 
Aug. 24, 2002. Couple resides in Chippewa Falls. 
April Lang '97 to Cory Jordan, May 17, 2003. Couple 
resides in Corpus Christi, Texas. Audra Stanek '97 to 
Roy Bissen, Oct. 26, 2002. Couple resides in Osseo. 
Jennifer Theisen to Kevin Hein '97, Nov. 9, 2002. 
Couple resides in Kewaskum. Robin Barrett '98 to 
Jerad Hoff , Oct. 19, 2002. Couple resides in Plymouth, 
Minn. Julie DeVriend '98 to William Fulton, May 
31, 2002. Couple resides in Richmond, Va. Kristine 
Doverspike '98 to Eric Tree, Aug. 30, 2003. Couple 
resides in Rochester, Minn. Ardella Pieper '98 to 
Jeffrey Schoeneck, Nov. 22, 2002. Couple resides in 
Minneapolis. Tammy Boe B.S. '99, M.S. '02 to Joel 
Harper, Jan 11, 2003. Couple resides in Menomonie. 
Christina Bruns to Jeffrey Mand '99, March 15, 

2003. Couple resides in Madison. Gilda Dungcab to 
Michael Halbleib '99, Oct. 26, 2002. Couple resides 
in Eagan, Minn. Lara Kallevang '99 to Brett Danke 
B.S. '98, M.S. '99, April 26, 2003. Couple resides in 
Mosinee. Petra McDonald '99 to Mathew King, July 

12. 2003. Couple resides in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Sara 
Norder to Cameron Hendrickson '99, Sept. 6, 2002. 
Couple resides in Appleton. Lisa Ricksford '99 to 
Evan Sparks '99, Aug. 31, 2002. Couple resides in 
Madison. Arrin Truax '99 to Brian Cvar, Sept. 21, 
2002. Couple resides in Mosinee. Lindsay Turnquist 
to Philip Ourada '99, July 6, 2002. Couple resides 
in West Bend. Lace Vogel to Jesse Miller '99, June 
1, 2002. Couple resides in Luxemburg. 

Angie Adams '00 to Benjamin Boos, July 27, 
2002. Couple resides in Chippewa Falls. Barb and 
Christopher Bondioli '00, July 27, 2002. Couple 
resides in Wisconsin Rapids. Alissa and Jesse Jerabek 
'00, April 20, 2002. Couple resides in Greenville, S.C. 
Ruth May '00 to Jonathan Lee '01, Aug. 10, 2002. 
Couple resides in St. Paul, Minn. Toni Potter to Joseph 
Makovsky '00, Sept. 14, 2003. Couple resides in Eau 
Claire. Nicole Segar '00 to Brent Fitzgerald '00, 
Aug. 10, 2002. Couple resides in Champlin, Minn. 
Sarah Tessmer to Aaron Werth '00, Aug. 9, 2002. 
Couple resides in Wausau. Kari and David Burkey 
'01, Oct. 26, 2002. Couple resides in Adamsville, Ohio. 
Elizabeth Caverly 01 to Brian Knapp 02, Sept. 
21, 2002. Couple resides in Red Wing, Minn. Erin 
Cramer '01 to Kyle Krueger, Oct. 5, 2002. Couple 
resides in Chippewa Falls. Jennifer Crowe '01 to 
David Kowieski '98, March 15, 2003. Couple resides 
in Menomonie. KatjaDeHaney '01 to Donald Wilson, 

Sept. 7, 2002. Couple resides in South Milwaukee. 
Teri and Ryan Lewallen '01, Oct. 26, 2002. Couple 
resides in Manitowoc. Robyn Poppe '01 to Jeremy 
Janssen, May 31, 2003. Couple resides in Woodbury, 
Minn. Angela Rivard '01 to Jason Saxton, Sept. 21, 

2002. Couple resides in Elk Mound. Carol Stenberg 
'01 to Mark Hartmann '01, Aug. 31, 2002. Couple 
resides in St. Cloud, Minn. Kara Walkes to Michael 
Fabel '01, Sept. 14, 2002. Couple resides in Rochester, 
Minn. Tassie Weber to Emory Blackstone '01, Nov. 
9, 2002. Couple resides in Coon Rapids, Minn. Stacy 
Fleming 02 to Edward Kreitzman 02, July 12, 2003. 
Couple resides in Lincoln, Neb. Krystin and Nicholas 
Gabay '02, April 12, 2003. Couple resides in Hudson. 
Alia Ricci to Jonathan Johnson '02, Sept. 28, 2002. 
Couple resides in Menomonie. Tashai Scales M.S. '02 
to Timothy Atkins, Aug. 10, 2002. Couple resides in 
Eau Claire. Andrea Schwabenlender '02 to Jason 
Jones '01, May 17, 2003. Couple resides in Coon 
Rapids, Minn. Jill Thorson to Joshua Stumpner '02, 
Sept. 14, 2002. Couple resides in Green Bay. Alison 
West ' 02 to Chad Kurth, Oct. 26, 2002. Couple resides 
in Minneapolis. Anna Williams '02 to Mike Steinke 
'02, July 20, 2002. Couple resides in Oak Creek. 


A son, Matthew Whalen, June 1 7, to Michael McLain 
'68 and Christine Whalen, Madison. A daughter, So- 
phie Rose, Dec. 23, 2002, to Craig and Julie "Jap" 
Pecina Ahern '80, Waukegan, 111. Twin daughters, 
Ann and Mary, Sept. 5, 2002, to Steven '81 and 
Michelle Bjorngaard Sandeen '84, Cannon Falls, 
Minn. A daughter, Dominique Marie, May 1, 2003, to 
DouglasB.S. '84,M.S. '86 and Deborah DelBianco 
Mauhar B.S. '87, M.S. '89, West Allis. A daughter, 
Renee Julie Anna, April 2003, to John '85 and Alice 
Miller, York, Pa. A son, Garrett Daniel, Sept. 22, 2002, 
to Daniel and Barbara Meisenheimer Mitchell '85, 
DeKalb, 111. A son, Benjamin Patrick, June 6, 2002, to 
Patrick and Judith A mundson Keenan '86, Glenview, 
111. A son, Colin Joseph, Jan. 22, 2003, to Clayton 
and Nancy Osterndorff Merwin '86, Livingston. A 
daughter, Isabel Elizabeth, Dec. 17, 2002, to Jeremy 
and Amy Nelson Brisson '88, Green Bay. A daugh- 
ter, Maylin Nicole, Aug. 27, 2002, to Stuart '88 and 
Karrie Kretz Henning '90, Bloomington, 111. A son, 
William James, Jan. 29, 2003, to Bruce '88 and Jean 
Hoppe, St. Paul, Minn. A daughter, Chloe Somer, Aug. 
4, to Robert '88 and Audrey Carlone Millard '89, 
St. Louis Park, Minn. A son, Ethan Craig, Oct. 20, 

2003, to Craig '89 and Melissa Magolski Anderson 
'89, Hudson. A daughter, Leah Marie, Feb. 2, 2002, to 
Daniel '89 and Julie Doucette, De Forest. 

A son, Jacob Kenneth, March 24, 2003, to Chris 
'90 and Cheryl Wagner Larson B.S. '88, M.S. '90, 
Menomonie. A son, Dylan Thomas, Oct. 26, 2002, to 
Gerald '91 and Rita McPherson Lingen '94, Stan- 
ley. A son, Luke Ronald, Aug. 8, 2002, to Tom '91 
and Teresa Vanderperren Abrahamson '91, Green 
Bay. A son, Lucas David, June 17, 2003, to David 
and Denise Hunter Pask '91, Mounds View, Minn. 
A son, Jack Collin, Jan. 25, 2003, to Randy '92 and 
Susan Chapman Campbell '91, Watertown. A son, 
Connor James, Sept. 3, 2002, to Craig '92 and Natalie 
Cardell, Hastings, Minn. Triplets, Jordan, Jonathan 
and Isaiah, to Tim '92 and Julie Dorsey Mlsna '92, 
St. Michael, Minn. A daughter, Macy Anne, June 24, 
2002, to Andres and Julianne Hastings Taylor B.S. 
'92, M.S. '98, Ed.S. '01, Menomonie. A daughter, 
Ashley, Nov. 6, 2002, to Eric '92 and Beth Zerfas, 
Hermitage, Tenn. A son, Neil Anthony, July 2, 2002, 
to Neil '93 and Jamie Siler Bretl '92, Racine. Twins, 
Sydney Mae and Kyle Thomas, March 14, 2003, to 
Patrick '93 and Traci Siler Christensen '93, Rock- 
ford, Minn. A son, Michael Hunter, Jan. 26, 2003, to 
Jeffery and Deborah Bemis Folsom '93, Roseville, 
Minn. A son, Jackson Lawrence, May 26, 2002, to 
Brett M.S. '93 and Cheryl Lawrence Morgan '94, 
Hayward. A son, Norman Thomas, Oct. 24, 2002, to 
Matthew and Shelly Auldrich Rothbauer '93, St. 
Paul, Minn. A daughter, Claire Ceilidh, Sept. 17, 
2002, to Stephen and Kelly Schmidler Svastics '93, 
Encino, Calif. A son, Nathan Alexander, May 20, to 
Jonathan and Laura Jensen Ware '93, Mashpee, 
Mass. A daughter, Macy Jo, Sept. 9, 2002, to Troy 
'94 and Kimberly Buttjer Cleasby '95, Prescott. A 
son, Logan Dean, Jan. 7, 2002, to Dean and Carmen 

Stout Outlook ♦ 21 

Births (continued) 

Conaway DeBack '94, Jackson. A son, Stone James, 
April 27, 2003, to Kevin and Kory Asselin Johnson 
B.S. '94, M.S. '97, Baraboo. A son, Noah, Dec. 20, 
2002, to Bradley '94 and Tena Preissel, Wisconsin 
Dells. A daughter, Kaleigh, March 12, 2002, to David 
'94 and Julie Dostal Sansone '94, Hudson. A son, 
Aaron James, Nov. 3, 2001, to Thomas and Karri 
Spanbauer Bliek '95, Green Bay. A daughter, So- 
phia Clare Sebion Calvesio, Sept. 22, 2002, to Gina 
Calvesio '95 and Mike Sebion, Apple Valley, Minn. A 
son, Ethan Nelson, Dec. 3 1 , 2002, to Eric ' 95 and Amy 
DeCurtins Double '94, Woodbury, Minn. A daughter, 
Maggie Lynn, April 4, 2003, to Tony '95 and Sharon 
Holifield Kempen '95, Phillips. A daughter, Olivia 
Kay, Nov. 12, 2002, to Allen and Carrie Sankey Fisher 
'95, Skokie, 111. A daughter, Ava Christina, April 12, 
2002, to Troy and Tasha Peck Schmidt '95, Green 
Bay. A daughter, Kayla Marie, May 1, 2002, to Craig 
and Sherri Bennett Scholfield ' 95 , Colfax. A daughter, 
Caitlyn Mary, May 15, 2002, to Boyd '96 and Carrie 
Bodenburg, Elk Mound. A daughter, Grace Christine, 

Oct. 3, 2002, to Timothy '96 and Molli Ehrenberg 
Flood ' 97, Nekoosa. Ason, Lucas Brant, May 1 , 2002, 
to Jason and Maren Brown Geyen ' 96, Rogers, Minn. 
A daughter, McKenna Lenore, Jan. 7, 2003, to Nick 
and Jamie Corullo Gilbertson ' 96, Minocqua. A son, 
Owen Wade, Feb. 9, 2002, to Mark and Amy Scheer 
Keating '96, Edina, Minn. A daughter, Emma Grace, 
May 21, 2002, to Michael '96 and Natasha Snyder, 
Cottage Grove, Minn. A daughter, Marina Lee, Aug. 
27, 2002, to Dan and Dina Johnson Dupre '97, An- 
dover, Minn. A daughter, Kinzie Joy, April 29, 2002, to 
David '97 and Tania Gray, River Falls. Ason, Konnor 
Kelly, Feb. 7, 2003, to Kelly and Laurel Schneider 
Hill '97, Delavan. A daughter, Kate Elizabeth, Jan. 22, 
2003, to Randy '97 and Emily Kliment, Mishicot. 
A daughter, Sydney Jean, April 14, 2003, to Jason 
'97 and Kimberly Dollardl^angiWe '98, Sun Prairie. 
A daughter, Rileigh Elaine, Jan. 2, 2003, to Thomas 
'97 and Patricia Spanheimer Rein '93, Eagan, Minn. 
A son, Parker, Oct. 17, to Craig '97 and Jill Gibson 
Schutz '00, Baldwin. A son, Kyle David, July 10, 

2003, to Jeff and Katherine Stapleton Staus '97, 
Hartford. A daughter, Addison Grace, Nov. 7, 2002, 
to Ted and Jennifer Mahnke Marum '98, Mondovi. 
A daughter, Amanda Marie, April 8, 2002, to Terry 
'98 and Angela Christenson Ruchti B.S. '97, M.S. 
'99, Menomonie. A son, Ethan Mark, Jan. 10, 2003, 
to Seth '98 and Melissa Kufahl Hemmersbach '99, 
Bangor. A son, Benjamin Thomas, Aug. 13, 2002, to 
Jeremy '98 and Julie Boe Pichler '99, Mondovi. A 
daughter, Lily Mae, Oct. 25, 2002, to Lisa Severson 
'98, Franklin. A son, Kaleb Lucas, March 17, 2003, 
to Kevin and Susan Scanlan Ward '98, Benton. A 
son, John Tyler, Oct. 1 , 2003, to Javan '98 and Jenny 
Zuege Wehmeier B.S. '97, M.S. '03, Elkhorn. A 
daughter, Abigail Colleen, Aug. 7, 2002, to Jeffrey and 
Michelle Breault Aune '99, Clear Lake. A daughter, 
Lilla Rose, Jan. 22, 2003, to James and Rosamond 
Rydberg Birch '99, Oshkosh. A son, Ethan Dalen, 
Sept. 12, 2002, to Ryan '99 and Hilary Thalacker 
Ledebuhr '00, Maple Grove, Minn. A son, Ethan 
Joseph, Jan. 7, 2003, to Mark '99 and Tammy July 

Levra '99, Elk Mound. A daughter, Elsa Rose, Feb. 
8, 2003, to Robert and Kristin Manion Maas '99, 
Golden Valley, Minn. A son, Spencer Edward, Jan. 28, 
2003 , to Matthew ' 99 and Jessica Smith, Pardeeville. 
A daughter, Madison Lynn, April 24, 2002, to William 
and Tara Tepe Tannhauser '99, Clermont, Fla. 

A daughter, Victoria Rebecca, Jan. 28, 2003, to 
William and Maria Place Butler '00, Woodville. A 
son, Jesse James, Sept. 3, 2002, to Shane and Jessica 
Dempze Dupuis M.S. '00, Amery. A son, June 25, 

2002, to Jeffrey and KarlnMathews Fennie M.S. '01, 
La Crosse. A daughter, Angelique Kathryn, April 4, 

2003, to Chad and Tamera Johnson Hill M.S. '01, 
West Salem. A daughter, Emily Elizabeth, March 16, 
2003, to Christian King and Teresa Kothbauer M.S. 
'01, Roseville,Minn. Ason, Titus Allen, Oct. 21,2002, 
to Todd and Heather Wallace Raddatz '01, Somerset. 
A daughter, Macayla, April 16, 2003, to Matthew '02 
and Sarah Holden Thompson '01, Neenah. 


Elsie Anderson Dip '23, Aug. 3, 2003, Wausau. 
Winifred Sprague Branch '29, Jan. 14, 2003, Cale- 
donia, Minn. John "Jack" Notebaart '29, April 10, 

Janet Clark Winn ' 30, May 22, 200 1 , Wisconsin 
Dells. Mildred Haggard Rowe '32, May 22, 2001, 
Sun Prairie. Gerhard "Jerry" Roe '33, Jan. 11, 
Milwaukee. Helen Owen Bittner '34, Oct. 6, 2002, 
Holland, Mich. Merlin Ekern '34, April 14, 2001, 
Hilo, Hawaii. Dick Klatt B.S. '35, M.S. '49, Dec. 27, 

2002, Menomonie. John S. Williams '36, Feb. 2003, 
Carlton, Ore. Sarah Peck Garnhart '37, Nov. 23, 

2003, Shell Lake. Magdaline Koss Dhuey '38, July 
11, 2003, Green Valley, Ariz. Walter La Tondresse 
B.S. '38,M.S. '48, June 6, 2003,Austin, Minn. Marion 
Wagner Longbotham '38, May 3, 2003, Sauk City. 
Leo Styer '38, April 27, 2003, Sarasota, Fla. Ruth 
Fahling Brake '39, April 29, 2003, Raytown, Mo. 
Jeannette Slamen Houle '39, Minneapolis, Minn. 

James Peterman '41, Aug. 25, 2003, Kenosha. 
Ann Rudow Chartraw B.S. '42, M.S. '53, Feb. 23, 
Carson City, Nev. Adrian Dorsch '42, Jan. 5, Prairie 

Other Deaths 

Village, Kans. Everett Hasse '42, Nov. 13, 2003, 
Elkhorn. Arlan Johnson '42, Feb. 20, 2002, Lake 
City, Minn. Charles Steber B.S. '42, M.S. '47, Jan. 
24, 2003, Klamath Falls, Ore. Winston Vasey '42, 
Jan. 18, Menomonie. Jack Hammond '43, Nov. 28, 
2003, Menomonie. Doristfew/? Albrecht '44, Oct. 17, 

2002, Oshkosh. Caroline Johnson Hicks '44, Aug. 17, 

2003, PollockPines, Calif. Phyllis Knowles Ahlquist 
'45, Feb. 8, 2003, Rhinelander. Ernest Sandeen '46, 
Dec. 4, 2002, Richfield, Minn. Gordon Snoeyenbos 
'46, Nov. 28, 2002, Decatur, 111. John Baird '47, Aug. 
4, 2002, Sacramento, Calif. Shirley Waseen Doane 
'47, Aug. 5, 2003, Menomonie. Dorothy Kopischkie 
Doege '47, Jan. 19, 2003, Chippewa Falls. Clarence 
"Merk" Merkley '48, April 8, 2002, Siren. Joy Er- 
ickson Merkley '48, Nov. 9, 2002, Siren. Robert 
Lynch B.S. '49, M.S. '50, April 8, 2002, Madison. 
Duane Payleitner '49, Dec. 5, 2002, Geneva, 111. 

Richard Bice '50, March 27, 2003, Edgerton. 
Robert Crowley '50, Sept. 15, 2002, Cedar Falls, 
Iowa. Donald Van Bramer '51, Nov. 16, 2002, 
Grand Forks, N.D. Emery Nelson '51, July 20, 2003, 

Stillwater, Minn. Milan Huley '52, Sept. 29, 2003, 
Leesburg, Fla. Raymond Luhrsen B.S. '52, M.S. 
'53, Nov. 10, 2002, Bradenton, Fla. Nancy Hauser 
Benson '53, Sept. 8, 2002, Marshfield. Mary Ann 
Moore Constantine '53, Aug. 14, 2002, Southgate, 
Mich. William Kieffer '53, Sept. 5, 2002, Lake City, 
Minn. John Wilson B.S. '53, M.S. '67, July 6, 2003, 
Madison. Samson Mikitarian '54, Basye, Va. Ronald 
Wilhelm B.S. '56, M.S. '68, Nov. 1, 2002, Madison. 
Barbara Sommerhalder Ketoff B.S. '57, M.S. '59, 
Dubuque, Iowa. Francis Karraker ' 58 , Feb. 18, 2003 , 
Westfield. Ernest Oyama '58, Feb. 26, 2003, Loyal. 
Gerald Schemansky '58, March 25, 2003, Gray slake, 
111. William Wulf B.S. '58, M.S. '67, April 17, 2003, 

UndaOldenburgPngelsB.S. '60,M.S. '68, Sept. 
14, 2003, Salem. John "Pete" Peterson '60, July 26, 
2003, Beaver Dam. Harry Herbert M.S. '64, Feb. 26, 
Crossville, Tenn. Josephine Ryan McLain '64, Dec. 
25, 2003, Menomonie. Wayne Elinger B.S. '67, M.S. 
'71, Sept. 2, 2002, Spokane, Wash. Kenneth Held B.S. 
'60, M.S. '61, Oct. 13, 2002, Superior. Richard Kahl 

M.S. 66, Oct. 31, 2002, Rice Lake. Dean Wickman 
'67, Dec. 5, 2002, Green Lake. Patricia Dresden 
Prock '69, June 25, 2003, Sparta. 

MargaretPrideaux Nash B.S. '70,M.S. '71, May 
5, 2003, Arbor Vitae. Shirley Johnson Stewart B.S. 
'70, M.S. '73, M.S. '74, Oct. 25, 2003, Menomonie. 
David L. Rasmussen '72, May 25, 2003, Menomonie. 
Robert Riederer M.S. '72, Jan. 10, 2002, Racine. 
Lawrence Schneck '72, July 4, 2003, South St. Paul, 
Minn. Wendy Denzin Behling '73, June 2003, Oak 
Creek. James Rolbiecki M.S. '73, May 22, 2003, 
Eau Claire. Charles "Chuck" Muller '76, Nov. 
26, 2002, Oshkosh. Sylvan Sundby '77, March 26, 
2003, Menomonie. Jeff Trammell '78, Nov. 18, 2002, 

Mark Huftel '80, Feb. 5, 2003, Eau Claire. 
Richard H. Good '82, Nov. 10, 2002, East Troy. 
Mark A. Johnson ' 86, Feb. 4, 2002, White Bear Lake, 
Minn. William "Bill" Neuman '87, Jan. 15, 2003, 
Eau Claire. Kirsten Perrott Morrow '99, March 10, 
Orlando , Fla. Craig Johnson '03, Dec. 30, 2003, 
Savage, Minn. 

Orazio Presa Fumagalli, Camarillo, Calif., professor 
emeritus, art and design department, died April 10, 
2004. Fumagalli retired in May 1986. 

Harry Herbert, 71, of Crossville, Tenn., dean of 
learning resources emeritus, died Feb. 26, 2004. 

John Kainski, 89, assistant professor emeritus, 
biology department, died August 3, 2003 at the Dunn 
County Health Care Center, Menomonie. He retired 
from Stout in May 1979. 

Edward Lowry, 80, professor emeritus, biology 
department, died February 3 , 2003 at the Dunn County 
Health Care Center, Menomonie. He joined the biol- 

ogy department in 1959. He served as vice chair and 
chair of the Faculty Senate, and chair of the biology 
department. He was also an adviser to the Sigma Tau 
Gamma Fraternity. Lowry retired from UW-Stout in 

JimRada, 52, of Stillwater, Minn., lecturer, phys- 
ics department, died May 17, 2003. 

Wesley Sommers, 78, Menomonie, assistant 
chancellor/professor emeritus, died October 8, 2003. 
From 1956 to 1967, he was chair of the industrial 
technology department. He served as special assistant 
to the president from 1967 to 1968; administrator of 

the School of Home Economics from 1968 to 1969; 
assistant to the president from 1969 to 1971; and as- 
sistant chancellor for Administrative Services from 
1971 to 1989. 

Edward Stevens, 76, Menomonie, senior lecturer 
emeritus, art and design department, died November 
4, 2003. He taught 10 years at UW-Stout, retiring in 

Shirley Stewart, 55, rehabilitation and counseling 
department, died Oct. 25, 2003. She began working 
at UW-Stout in 1973 and served as vocational evalu- 
ator, assistant director and director of the Vocational 

Development Center, chair of the rehabilitation and 
counseling department, and associate dean. 

Ray Szymanski, 76, Marathon, professor/research 
coordinator emeritus, died Jan. 13, 2004. 

Douglas Wikum, 69, Hayward, professor emeri- 
tus, died August 30, 2003. He was abiology professor 
from 1966 to 1974 and from 1976 to 1994, where he 
also served a term as department chair. 

John Wright, 61, Eau Claire, former assistant 
professor, business department, died Oct. 27, 2003. 
He joined the business department in 1984 and retired 
in May 2003. 

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