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Class notes 2000-2010

(received as of November 31, 2011)

2000

Nathan and Whitney Moore '01 Jokiel had a daughter, Leah Nicole, on October 2, 2011.

Joli Madsen married Greg Braet on May 29, 2011.

Abby Yanz McFadden had a daughter, Claire Irene, on September 28, 2010 (Sean).

Matt and Maggie Capettini '01 Poplawski had a daughter, Lilah Elizabeth, in August 2010 (Flynn, 2).

Abby Hodge Stickell had a son, Tyson Joe, on June 2, 2011 (Kevin; Carson).

Danielle Stolarick married Dan Belmonte on October 14, 2011.

Megan Brandt Wolf had a daughter, Marnie Elise, on October 10, 2011 (Justin).

2001

Dan Asleson had a son, Nathaniel "Banks," on December 24, 2010 (Becky; Cates, 2). Dan is president and CEO for the YMCA of Michiana (Ind.).

Brian and Melissa Petty Berndt had a son, Lucas Alexander, on June 9, 2011.

Gina Gallo is a quality supervisor at Nestle, Franklin Park, Ill.

Andrew Harrison is a chiropractor and owner of Harrison Chiropractic Center, McHenry, Ill.

Sarah Holmer married Jon Weyers on August 27, 2011.

Nathan '00 and Whitney Moore Jokiel had a daughter, Leah Nicole, on October 2, 2011.

Jennifer Wilkes McClure works for JP Morgan Chase as assistant manager in the Wheaton, Ill., office.

Nellie Berger Miller is director of marketing at Rockford (Ill.) College. She also is the president of the Junior League of Rockford.

Todd Mollan received a Ph.D. from Rice University and was honored with the George J. Schroepfer Award for Outstanding Ph.D. He is a visiting research associate with the USFDA, Bethesda, Md.

Matt '00 and Maggie Capettini Poplawski had a daughter, Lilah Elizabeth, in August 2010 (Flynn, 2).

Megan Blair Randazzo had a daughter, Hope RuthAnn, on January 10, 2011 (Logan, 2).

Bart and Sara Harvey '03 Reed had a son, Duncan, on October 4, 2011.

Nathan and Jennifer King Sondgeroth had a daughter, Avery Grace, on July 26, 2011 (Ryan, 5). Nathan is an economic developer for the City of Davenport (Iowa).

Janel Matousek Sullivan had a son, Collin Thomas Michael, on March 6, 2010 (Jonathan; Margaret, 3).

Jared Trolliet had a daughter, Ayla Jean, on June 21, 2011 (Stacia).

Scott Wadle had a son, George Dietrich, on
September 20, 2011 (Elizabeth).

2002

Colin Belby had a son, Dylan, in June 2011 (Erin).

Wally Brownley married Megan McIntyre in September 2010.

Cindi Chignoli married Ryan Gray on October 15, 2010.

Amanda Cole married Westley Rowe in June 2011.

Jennifer Danico married Stephen Vedova on August 20, 2011.

Emily Tate Erickson had a son, Tate James, in
February 2011 (Jim).

Esther Gonzales married Benjamin Spencer on September 9, 2011.

Stephanie Minkley Gorham had a son, Nathaniel, in October 2010 (Peter; Lilyana).

Corinne Gorskey and Brian Sayers were married on January 15, 2011.

Michelle Leonard Greenwood, an English teacher at Rock Island High School, received WQAD-TV's My Favorite Teacher Award.

Kristin Hermann married Brian Christian on April 17, 2010.

Brian and Megan Carlson '04 Holba had a son, Coldyn Michael, on June 15, 2011.

Kathryn Schmitt McCain works as an ecologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in St. Louis, Mo.

Benjamin and Elizabeth Oster '03 Placzek had a daughter, Lauren, on July 30, 2010.

Michelle Snyder Roth had a daughter, Nora Jean, in March 2011 (Will).

Shannon Everett Schroeder had a son, Graham Matthias, on May 20, 2011 (Josef; Jensen, 5, Bruce, 2).

Heide Westblade Winckler had a son, Evan, in July 2010 (Adam).

2003

Jessi Biese is a special education teacher at Manitou Springs (Colo.) Elementary School.

Greg Domski had a son, Gregory John III, on October 10, 2011 (Shannon).

Kelly Kuehl Firsching had a son, Russell, on April 29, 2011 (Chad). Kelly is a speech-language pathologist for Genesis Visiting Nurses Association.

Abby Kendall married Kevin O'Connell on September 10, 2011.

Nicolas and Erin Perenchio '04 Kruckenberg had a daughter, Olivia Ruth Patricia, on May 2, 2011.

Benjamin '02 and Elizabeth Oster Placzek had a daughter, Lauren, on July 30, 2010.

Bart '01 and Sara Harvey Reed had a son, Duncan, on October 4, 2011.

Heather Slagell received the M.B.A. from Illinois State University, where she is now assistant director of the administrative technologies business office.

Kristin Landsinger Somar received the Ph.D. from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She is a clinical psychologist serving in the U.S. Navy, with the rank of lieutenant.

Patrick Watts had a daughter, Blythe, on August 5, 2011 (Sara). He is principal consultant with Clarity Solution Group, Chicago.

 

 

2004

Stephanie Allewalt was honored as a young community development leader in the National Housing Institute's 6 Under 36 and featured in an article at www.shelterforce.org. She is a neighborhood planner for Agape Community Center, Milwaukee, Wis.

John and Manda Geerts Davis had a daughter, Morgan Joy, on April 26, 2011.

Katie Pertl Duff was one of six finalists for Month at the Museum, a contest at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, which installs the winner as a blogging resident of the museum for a month and awards a $10,000 prize. Although not the ultimate winner, this eighth-grade science teacher was invited to spend a day and night at the museum.

Elliott '05 and Jennifer Sloggett Dungan had a son, Lucas, on September 18, 2011.

Matthew Fanello married Mara Wiebel on July 2, 2011.

Cheryl Sinibaldo Fundakowski had a son, Liam Henry, on February 25, 2011 (Michael).

Brian '02 and Megan Carlson Holba had a son, Coldyn Michael, on June 15, 2011.

Nicolas '03 and Erin Perenchio Kruckenberg had a daughter, Olivia Ruth Patricia, on May 2, 2011.

Laurie Morgenthal married Scott Scafidi in July 2010.

Jon and Carlissa Roloff '06 Pokora had a daughter, Malin Grace, on September 18, 2011. Jon is principal at Winnebago Elementary School, Bloomingdale, Ill.

Megan Santee married Dan Maloney on October 1, 2011.

Stephanie Rednour Sides had a daughter, Paige Alexis, on October 23, 2010 (Jeremy).

2005

Brooke Bonne Adams had a daughter, Kaitlyn Grace, on May 18, 2011 (Jamie).

Stephanie Ashe married Adam Brown on July 2, 2011. She works as the development planner for the City of Decatur, Ill.

Desireé Butcher married Matthew Burris '06 on June 10, 2011.

Elliott and Jennifer Sloggett '04 Dungan had a son, Lucas, on September 18, 2011.

Traci Priebe Freitas had a son, Nolan Michael, on September 14, 2011 (Mike).

Tara Franck Hogan had a son, Maxwell, on February 1, 2011 (Michael; Cora, 3). Tara and Michael opened a chiropractic clinic in Waynesville, N.C.

2006

Matthew Burris married Desireé Butcher '05 on June 10, 2011.

Kelley Cross married Paul Shook on October 10, 2010.

Jennie Elliott married Mike Collins on July 16, 2011.

Sarah Kirberg married Steve Lickus on October 15, 2011.

Sarah Leffring married Daniel Stanton '07 on November 20, 2010.

Sharon Lombard spent last summer studying at the American School for Classical Studies at Athens on a Fulbright scholarship.

Jon '04 and Carlissa Roloff Pokora had a daughter, Malin Grace, on September 18, 2011.

Kara Schilling married Scott Hetzel on September 17, 2011.

Matthew Smit married Amy Wiers on June 11, 2011.

Janelle Stegen married Daniel Schultz on September 4, 2011.

Kristen Tansor received the master's in reading from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.

Bree Tropp married Adam Cahill on July 22, 2011. She teaches math at Grayslake (Ill.) North High School and is a sales coordinator with NSA Juice Plus.

Brett Wells is a research scientist at Wonderlic.

2007

Jessica Higgins Ahlers had a daughter, Ryleigh, on May 15, 2011 (Kyle). Jessica is aquatic programs coordinator for the Bolingbrook (Ill.) Park District.

Jason Appel and Jennifer Blitsch were married on October 16, 2010.

Lauren Ciezki is an inside claims representative for the catastrophe claims office at The Hartford.

Karen Clauson married Eric Wilke '08 on July 30, 2011.

Ellen Dillefeld married Matt Hanks on September 24, 2011.

Cathy Fryer married Andrew Schopf on June 11, 2011.

Andrea Heinz married Dave Marrinson on July 29, 2011. They are both teaching in Thailand for the next two years.

Elizabeth Stratton King is regional event coordinator for the Chicago Entertainment Group, Westmont, Ill.

Melanie Maltby married Garrett Long on October 2, 2011. She received the master's in human services business management from Liberty University.

Allison Menozzi is assistant account executive at Edelman for Xbox LIVE.

Rachel DePuy Perrine had a son, Marc Edward, on October 2, 2011 (Kevin).

Amy Schroeder married Kevin Capps on July 1, 2011.

Daniel Stanton married Sarah Leffring '06 on November 20, 2010.

Greg Stopka is central region director for Alliance for Innovation.

Emily Lush Wells is an account executive for The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

 

2008

Erik Anderson is a medical laboratory scientist for Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Chicago.

Courtney Riddell Breeden is operations manager at The Men's Wearhouse, Davenport, Iowa.

Sara Brokaw married Adamo Alleruzzo on October 22, 2011. She is a supply management planner at John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, Ill.

Ross Carlson married Cassandra Reynolds on June 11, 2011.

Cambria Cook married Ben Krueger '09 on September 24, 2011. She received the master's in public health from St. Louis University.

Julianne Franks married James Tongue '09 on October 8, 2011.

Emily Gang married Jeffrey Trask '09 on July 3, 2011.

Christina Garrett, divinity student at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, has been recognized by The Fund for Theological Education as a young leader who demonstrates exceptional gifts for ministry.

Jacob Glazier received the M.Ed. in clinical mental health counseling from Western Illinois University, Macomb.

Chantal Milem Irish is a retail space management analyst for Sears Holding Co.

Trent Martin is a sales account specialist with Catalina Marketing, Schaumburg, Ill.

Angie Mitchum is a reporter for WQAD-TV News 8, Moline, Ill.

Amy Nass is a Spanish and ESL teacher at LEARN Charter School, Chicago.

Eric Wilke married Karen Clauson '07 on July 30, 2011.

Jen Windmiller was promoted to head women's basketball coach at Blackburn College, Carlinville, Ill., where she is also the athletic administrative assistant.

2009

Allison Bernardi is a product information associate at Schneider Electric, Loves Park, Ill.

Rodolfo De Jesus is director of constituent services in the office of Chicago City Council 1st ward alderman P. Joe Moreno '94.

Jennifer Foulk received the M.P.H. in epidemiology and international health from the University of Michigan. She is a study coordinator with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in Kisumu, Kenya, working on an encephalitis surveillance study.

Heather Holland married Jonathon Lauf on June 18, 2011. She teaches English at Illinois Central College, East Peoria.

Ben Krueger married Cambria Cook '08 on September 24, 2011.

Ashley Hansen Neff had a son, Lucas, on April 22, 2011 (Daniel).

Brittany Gilchrist Page is the owner and trainer at Reckless CrossFit, Plano, Ill.

Kiley Peters is an RN/BSN case manager with Places for People, St. Louis, Mo.

Mark Ramos is assistant baseball coach at Concordia University, River Forest, Ill.

Kyle Severson, divinity student at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, has been recognized by The Fund for Theological Education as a young leader who demonstrates exceptional gifts for ministry.

Stephanie Sladek is a speech-language pathologist at a hospital and skilled nursing facility in Aberdeen, Wash., for the company RehabVisions.

Allison Stoner works at Aspire of Illinois as a pediatric occupational therapist.

James Tongue married Julianne Franks '08 on October 8, 2011.

Jeffrey Trask married Emily Gang '08 on July 3, 2011.

Alyssa Wilson is a speech-language pathologist for the Peoria (Ill.) Public School District.

Brittney Zwolfer is marketing communications coordinator at Ex-cell Kaiser, Franklin Park, Ill.

2010

Carly Blake is an account executive/social media coordinator at Culture 22.

Kira Brabeck is a customer acquisition program coordinator for Dreams Retail.

Allison Riggen Connelly works for Ashford University as a writing instructional specialist.

Samantha Laskowski is a medical student at Midwestern University, Chicago.

Jake Parke is a medical student at Southern Illinois University, Springfield.

Timothy Peterson attends John Marshall Law School, Chicago.

Bryan Schuldt is a quality engineer at Caterpillar's Joliet, Ill. facility.

Alex Sieg is a graduate student in chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Katherine Walker attends Valparaiso (Ind.) University School of Law.

Jill Zelinski teaches third grade for East Aurora (Ill.) School District.

2011

Gina Adduci is an assistant strategist at OMD, Chicago.

Courtney Carlisle, a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, Africa, works in small business development.

Kimberly Herman is marketing coordinator - East/Midwest region at Neudesic, LLC.

Jenelle Kreiling is research and technology coordinator at the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.

Ryan McVickers is assistant research analyst at HydroGeoLogic, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.

Leah Mortenson, a Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia, teaches English at the upper secondary level and assists Cambodian English teachers in English language training and skills.

Wesley Samore is a medical student at the University of Illinois, Champaign.

Ryan Schone serves with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps in Milwaukee, Wis.

Laura Valentine teaches sixth-grade language arts at Springman Middle School, Glenview, Ill.

Sarah Viager teaches first grade at River Woods Elementary, Naperville, Ill.

Katie Voigt attends Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.