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Class Notes

Notices received from May 1-Aug. 23, 2017

William Kempiners received the Will Ross Medal from the American Lung Association, given to the volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the prevention and control of lung disease. He is a four-term Illinois state legislator, the director of public health for the State of Illinois, the executive director of the Illinois Health Care Association and the American Lung Association’s former advocacy committee chair.

Gary Erickson is chairperson for Outreach for Hope of the Greater Milwaukee Synod.

Elaine Nelson Malzahn
was consecrated as an ELCA deacon on June 10, 2017. She is the Christian chaplain at the Wexner Heritage Village/Zusman Hospice in Columbus, Ohio.

Linda Zora Peterson retired from Deere & Co. in July 2017, with 37 years of service.

Paul Osman received the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (IAFSM) Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the statewide floodplain programs manager for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois State National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) coordinator. He has been with the NFIP for 25 years.

Desirée Grace
received the NAED (National Association of Electrical Distributors) Trailblazer Award for 2017, in recognition of her outstanding and dedicated service to the association, the Women in Industry Forum, and the electrical distribution industry at large. She is the vice president, sales and marketing, at Anamet Electrical.

Ann Newton Stark is a senior GIS analyst with the City of Bellingham, Wash. She received the 2017 GIS Summit Award from the Washington State Chapter of Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. The Summit Award often is referred to as the “GIS Person of the Year” award for the State of Washington.

Brian Wegley was honored by the Northbrook, Ill., community with the Heart of the Family Award, in recognition of his outstanding support and contribution to the well being of families. He is the superintendent at Northbrook/Glenview School District 30. North Shore’s Family Service Center, a mental health agency, presented the award.

Gretchen Hughes Buhlig is CEO of the Arizona State University Foundation.

Anne Burswold Calder is vice president of development at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Keith Manbeck is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Whole Foods Market.

Ryan Brodin completed his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Seminary in 2016. He is senior pastor at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Minnesota. He and his wife, Kendra Nicholson ’98 Brodin, adopted a son, Luke, 12, from China in August 2015. He joins sisters Allison, 13, and Anna, 11.

Rochelle Monteith-Bollman accepted an honorary associate in fine arts degree from Sauk Community College on behalf of her late husband, Andrew Bollman ’98. It was the first honorary degree given by Sauk, and it was bestowed upon Andrew for his dedication first as a student trustee and then as chairman of the board of trustees, as well as for his leadership and advocacy for Illinois community colleges as the 2015 president of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association.

Kendra Nicholson Brodin and her husband, Ryan Brodin ’97, adopted a son, Luke, 12, from China in August 2015. He joins sisters Allison, 13, and Anna, 11.

Amy Lee Bushong is vice president of Primary Care, Medical and Pediatric Specialties for Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.

Erin Borsdorf owns Generations Wine and Martini Bar in Loveland, Colo. She published her first full-length novel, titled Duvall (Oath and Honor), in May 2017.

Stephen Hofstad
and Chaundre White ’09 were married on Oct. 7, 2016. Steve is an executive chef, and Chaundre is a trial attorney.

Chaundre White
and Stephen Hofstad ’08 were married on Oct. 7, 2016. Chaundre is a trial attorney, and Steve is an executive chef.

David Wunderlich and his wife, Kellie, had a daughter, Josephine Louise, on Jan. 22, 2016.

Jessica Devore Gregg
and her husband, Matthew, welcomed their first child, Avery Elizabeth, on March 11, 2017.

Jake Glimco and Emily Timmons ’13 Glimco had a baby boy in July 2017.

Erin O'Leary and Aaron Setchell were married on July 1, 2017.

Catherine Foreman
received her DVM from the University of Illinois in 2016. She is an associate veterinarian with Yates Equine Veterinary Services in Indianapolis, Ind.

Edward Latham is the assistant director, strategic research analysis at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Andrew Nice is the chief operating officer of Medical City McKinney in McKinney, Texas.

Emily Timmons Glimco and Jake Glimco ’10 had a baby boy in July 2017.

Kellie Miller Walljasper completed an M.S.Ed. in school counseling from Western Illinois University in 2016. She is a school counselor at Sudlow Intermediate in the Davenport Community School District.

Katie Kornaus
is a Spanish teacher at Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart in Madison, Wis. She also recently completed her third straight season as a track and cross country coach at Madison Memorial High, in which her distance athletes qualified for the state championship.

Kierra Smith recently joined Deloitte in Bermuda. Smith started with Deloitte, an international professional services company and one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, as an intern while at Augustana, and became full-time when she graduated.

Brian Jozwiak is the choral director at Woodstock High School in Woodstock, Ill.

Gabrielle Potter received a Master of Science from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2017.

Michelle Dempster works for Best Buddies in Peoria, Ill. She competed in the 2016 Champion of the Year for Best Buddies Illinois and was runner-up, raising more than $10,000 for the organization.

Elizabeth Gehrmann is in her second year as a Ph.D. student in organic chemistry at Iowa State University.

Selena Gonzalez is resident director and coordinator for community wellness at St. Xavier University in Chicago. She is pursuing a master’s in higher education at Loyola University.

Heather Gorsenger is a first-grade teacher at Prophetstown Elementary School in Prophetstown, Ill. She also is a seasonal camp director for Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois.

Alex Gorsuch is a sales representative with Infinity Transportation.

Alyssa Graffy is an admissions coordinator for Heartland Home Health Care, Hospice and IV Care in Milwaukee. She is pursuing a master’s in healthcare administration.

Meg Green has speech-language pathology internships at an elementary school and a rehabilitation hospital. She completed her master’s in May.

Brendan McBride recently finished assistant teaching English in Spain for more than 10 months. He now is a sales representative for The Call Center School in Chicago.

Brandon Motzel is enrolled in medical school at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Mo.

Rebecca Pollard is a second-grade teacher at Oak Elementary School in Albany, Ore.

Kylie Siebert is the marketing manager for the Quad City Mallards and an assistant volleyball coach at Augustana.

Sergio Tekeli is pursuing a master’s in public health with a concentration in health policy and administration at Saint Louis University. He also is a graduate research assistant.

Sam Dunklau earned the award for overall excellence in professional radio from the Iowa Broadcast News Association in May 2017.


Notices received from May 1-Aug. 23, 2017

E. Lucile McHard ’39 on May 5, 2017.

William Zaruba ’40 on March 27, 2017.

Gertrude Collins ’41 on June 15, 2017.

Frances Zaruba ’41 on Jan. 18, 2017.

Ralph Carlson ’43 on Nov. 23, 2016.

Norma Olson ’45 on Aug. 1, 2017.

Louise Gustafson ’47 on Dec. 24, 2016.

Pauline Frazee ’48 on July 19, 2017.

Jean Kulles ’48 on July 18, 2017.

Warren Hinkle ’49 on July 21, 2017.

Robert Ceperley ’50 on Aug. 1, 2017.

Barbara Seyfarth ’50 on April 23, 2017.

Annabel Diamond ’51 on May 15, 2017.

Walter Kall ’51 on Nov. 23, 2016.

Hope Ryden ’51 on June 18, 2017.

Bernard Schmidt ’51 on June 23, 2017.

Gerald Broman ’52 on Aug. 15, 2015.

Alice Pilcher ’52 on May 16, 2017.

Kenneth Bell ’53 on June 17, 2017.

John Benson ’53 on June 18, 2017.

Melicent Hanson ’53 on Dec. 12, 2016.

A. Joanne Snyder ’53 on July 10, 2017.

Barbara Johnson Proteau ’54 on March 8, 2017.

Robert Lodge ’56 on Aug. 5, 2017.

Kerry Alexander ’57 on Dec. 14, 2016.

Jerry Larson ’57 on June 7, 2017.

Clyde Lundgren ’57 on April 29, 2017.

Valeria Otten ’57 on March 5, 2017.

Karin Swanson ’57 on Sept. 20, 2016.

Nadean Presnell ’58 on April 7, 2017.

Edwin Day ’59 on June 7, 2017.

Lynne Rempe ’60 on May 2, 2017.

Donald Davis ’61 on May 20, 2017.

Donald Nystrom ’61 on July 31, 2017.

P. John Seward ’61 on May 7, 2017.

Richard Smith ’61 on April 4, 2012.

Kenneth Ahlstrand ’62 on April 29, 2017.

Sharon Brostrom ’62 on July 8, 2017.

W.A. Tony Watts ’62 on April 19, 2017.

Dale Dose ’63 on May 9, 2017.

Beverly Bielema ’64 on Aug. 4, 2017.

James Ingemanson ’65 on June 24, 2017.

Kenneth Klabunde ’65 on April 28, 2017.

Kristin Wheeler ’65 on July 26, 2017.

Ida Nitz ’66 on May 12, 2017.

Audrey Anderson ’67 on July 6, 2017.

George Van Damme ’68 on May 1, 2017.

Albert Kamig ’68 on May 4, 2017.

James Zethmayr ’68 on April 30, 2017.

James Aho ’69 on July 11, 2017.

Larry Peterson ’70 on Aug. 2, 2017.

Carol Lineback ’72 on June 2, 2017.

Debra Betts Bork ’73 on April 27, 2017.

Jeffrey Smith ’74 on Feb. 22, 2017.

Robert Walas ’75 on May 8, 2017.

Jack Nunn ’79 on June 19, 2017.

Mark Wilson ’81 on May 28, 2017.

Raymond Siwicki ’88 on March 9, 2017.

Mark Crabtree ’95 on June 5, 2017.

Adrian Barcus ’99 on Aug. 10, 2017.

Patrick Wilson ’06 on May 24, 2017.

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