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Class Notes

Notices received as of April 5, 2024


Norman Pastorek was honored to accept an offer for a four-week solo exhibition of his vintage street photographs at a major Tribeca art gallery in New York City.


Marty Koehler Hampton was appointed the director, candidacy and first call for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


Amy Lestina Tonaki and her husband, Ken Tonaki, created the Sycamore Orchestra Endowment Fund. Amy has taught her whole career in Sycamore, and is in her 19th year in the district.


Alanna Boyd opened a private practice, Rise Up Counseling LLC, in February 2023. Her focus is working with BIPOC clients healing from trauma. She is also a clinical supervisor, and continues to work for the Special Immunology program at El Rio Community Health Center, working with clients living with HIV/AIDS.

Kristi Vana Cobble was appointed as adjunct faculty with the master's in counseling program at Denver Seminary.


Tara Krueger-Bordenaro Mattiussi had a daughter, EmmaLynn, on Jan. 27, 2024 (Dominic, 8, and Andrew, 6). 

Kyle Severson was called to serve as lead pastor of St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Park Ridge, Illinois.

Rayla Smith Tokarz was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor at the University of Nevada, Reno.


Max Maharry graduated from Washington University School of Law in May 2023, and will begin practicing as an associate attorney in the real estate group at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP in Chicago.


Riley Bale will attend Ohio University this fall to pursue a MFA in theatrical production design and technology.


Notices received as of April 5, 2024

Paul Bengtson  ’50 on Jan. 29, 2024.

Phillip Thorell  ’50 on Aug. 6, 2022.

Richard Fetzner  ’51 on March 1, 2024.

Patricia Larson  ’53 Larson on March 14, 2024.

Carolyn Almer  ’53 McGehee on March 25, 2024.

Joyce Parker  ’53 on Feb. 4, 2024.

Rosemary Nordstrom  ’55 Soderstrom on Feb. 8, 2024.

Glenn Bergmark  ’57 on March 13, 2024.

Gerald Adamson  ’59 on March 3, 2024.

Roger Burch  ’59 on Jan. 23, 2024.

Donald Johnson  ’62 on Feb. 16, 2024.

Robert Eckermann  ’65 on March 15, 2024

Dale Mosher  ’66 on March 13, 2024.

Dorothy Stacy  ’70 on Feb. 28, 2024.

Debra Hurt  ’74 Johnson on March 12, 2024.

Helen Bykowsky  ’83 Christopher on March 29, 2024.

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