Class Notes

1930s

Sybil (Anderson) Fillman ’39 (Blue River, Ore.) retired in 1982 to the McKenzie Valley of Oregon.

1960s

Dick Anderson ’62 (Edmond, Okla.) has dedicated his professional life to working with people who are blind and visually impaired. He was a teacher for 32 years and coached at a collegiate level for 12 years.  Prior to teaching, Dick was an NCAA and NAIA All-American in cross country and track, and competed in the modern pentathlon event at the 1964 and 1968 Olympic Trials. He was head coach for the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) in the 1980 and 1988 Paralympics and the 1978-1990 World Championships and Pan American Games. He also served as chairman for the USABA Track and Field Committee 1977-1991, and organized and directed USABA Marathon Championships at Drake Relays, the Boston Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon. Currently, he is a volunteer assistant coach for field events with Oklahoma Christian University.

Harry Sieben ’65 (Hastings, Minn.) has been named to the 2013 Super Lawyers list published by the magazine of the same name. He is a founding partner of the firm Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum and Carey, and earned his BA in business administration from Winona State and JD from the University of Minnesota.

1970s

L.D. Belz ’73/’79 (Winona) has been honored with the Hall of Fame Award from the Association of Training Officers of Minnesota, which is given to officers that have made significant lifetime contributions to regional or state-wide police training. He is the first officer in greater Minnesota to receive this award in the organization’s 38-year history. Dave doubled the hours of in-service training in the Winona Police Department, founded and served as chair of the Southeast Regional Training Committee, and developed and taught professional training classes in child abduction, mental illness, water safety, ice rescue, advanced first aid, terrorism and gang awareness. He is also responsible for starting the DARE program in Winona County, and commanded and co-founded the Winona County Dive/Rescue team.

Elizabeth Noel ’78 (Saint Paul, Minn.) retired on May 1 after nearly 34 years as court administrator for the Ramsey District Court.

Randy Staver ’79/’87 (Rochester, Minn.) was elected to the position of council president for the City of Rochester on May 7. He served as representative for the Fifth Ward in Rochester for the past two years and was selected to serve as the interim president in 2012. Randy also works full-time in information technology at Mayo Clinic where he has been employed for more than 30 years.

Deb Wilk ’79/’95 (Hayfield, Minn.) is retiring after 34 years of teaching. A Winona native, Deb attended Winona State before relocating to Hayfield to teach. She plans to return to her hometown to be with family and plans to volunteer at school and church.

 

1980s

Mark Wallace ’80 (Sussex, N.J.) organized a field trip for 16 girls enrolled in his course entitled “Women in Engineering” at High Point Regional High School.The group traveled to Newton, N.J., and visited Thorlabs, a leader in the photonics industry. They were given a comprehensive tour of the facility, including a talk about lens and fiber optic cable manufacturing and the opportunity to speak with female engineers.

Jill (Kuledge) Scholz ’81 (Crystal, Minn.) was a finalist in the 2013 Outstanding Nurses Awards. Finalists were chosen from a pool of more than 270 submissions in 13 categories.

Scott Rindahl ’89 (Stewartville, Minn.) has been named the new girls basketball coach at Stewartville High School. He has been coaching in various capacities for the past four years in Stewartville. Scott majored in business adminstration, played golf for four years and basketball his freshman year at Winona State. He then began a career as a golf professional and is currently the general manager and head pro at Willow Creek Golf Course in Stewartville.

Paul Marszalek ’87 (Larchmont, N.Y.) received a Peabody Award on May 20 for his work with the Library of Congress entitled “Inside the National Recording Registry.” The series radio documentaries were honored at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

Siobhan (Fusillo) Bremer ’88 (Morris, Minn.) is appeared in Appointment with Death, a psychological thriller by Agatha Christie. Siobhan played Miss Amabel Pryce, a Welsh spinster.

 

1990s

Steve Volkman ’94 (Winona) has joined PlastiComp, Inc. as manager of manufacturing, technology and engineering. Steve earned his bachelor’s degree in composite materials engineering at Winona State and master’s of business adminstration at Western Illinois University. He has more than 15 years of experience in engineering and leadership, and is an active member of the Industry Advisory Board for the composites program at Winona State.

Scott Wiegrefe ’96 (Apple Valley, Minn.) ran in the Boston marathon. Scott was a member of the Winona State track team in 1993.

Sally Prondzinski ’99 (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) married Ben Lesher on May 18. Sally graduated from Winona State and the University of Minnesota, and works at Unity Hospice in Sturgeon Bay.

Jaime Rous ’99 (McHenry, Ill.) married John Sarff on May 4, 2013. She works as a quality assurance engineer specializing in microbiology for Catalent Pharma Solutions in Woodstock, Illinois.

 

2000s

Jackie Stevens ’02 (Rochester, Minn.) has joined Winona Health as a certified nurse practitioner. She will work with internal medicine physicians to provide healthcare services for residents of the Winona area long-term and transitional care facilities. Jackie earned her BS in nursing at Winona State and master’s degree in nursing at the University of Minnesota. She is certified as a gerontological nurse practitioner.

Tony Furman ’03 (Dickinson, Texas) has been named principal at Levi Fry Intermediate School by the Texas City Independent School District. He earned his BS at Winona State and MS at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Tony was assistant principal at Levi Fry for the past four years.

Laura Broadwater ’04 (Winona) married Jake Greseth on May 18. She is assistant vice president and commercial/agricultural banker at Merchants Bank in St. Charles.

Nicholas Darnick ’04 (Seymour, Wis.) has been named the new head girls basketball coach at Seymour High School. He has coached basketball for six years under two Hall of Fame coaches for boys, and just completed his first year teaching physical education in Seymour.  He was a member of the Prairie du Chien coaching staff when that girls team went to the state tournament.

Christina (Toll) ’04 and Jesse Fladmark ’09 (St. Paul, Minn.) welcomed their second child, Ellie Louise on May 27.

Tanya (Kryzer) Skagerberg ’04 (Hanover, Minn.) had a baby boy on February 28.

Lindsay Dodd ’05 (Austin, Minn.) married Tyler Tweeten on August 10.  She is currently employed at Clifton Larson Allen as a certified public accountant.

Katie Nelson ’06 (Albert Lea, Wis.) married Eduardo Antpack on August 17. She earned her BSN at Winona State and is currently attending Clarkson College for a master’s program to become a family nurse practitioner. She also works as a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cassandra Dunn ’07 (White Bear Lake, Minn.) was a finalist for the 2013 Outstanding Nurses Awards in Minneapolis.

Amber Kowalczyk ’07 (Winona) married Brandon Scott on July 13. She is currently teaching at Dakota Area Community School.

Lindsey McNea ’09 and Craig Olsen ’09 (Fairmont, Minn.) were married on June 1. Lindsey received her doctorate of physical therapy degree from Des Moines University in 2012, and works as a physical therapist at Sister Kenny Sports and Physical Therapy in Cottage Grove. Craig works as a quality assurance analyst for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Bloomington.

 

2010s

Stephanie Huneke ’10 and Matthew Green ’08 (Littleton, Co.) were married on June 1. Stephanie works for BKD Accounting and Matthew works for Walmart

Alyssa Klund ’10 and Anthony Wittmer ’11 (Winona) will wed on October 26, 2013. Alyssa received her bachelor’s in nursing from Winona State and is employed as a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic. Anthony received his bachelor’s in communication studies from Winona State and is employed as an admissions representative at the University of Minnesota-Rochester.

Alyssa Landwehr ’10 (Winona) married James Erdall on May 4. She works at Lake Winona Manor.

Mitchell Madland ’10 (Fort Dodge, Iowa) is now the assistant football coach and housing coordinator for Iowa Central Community College.

Vincent Adams ’11 and Nicole M. Salaba ’11 (Minneapolis, Minn.) were married on July 6. Vincent graduated from the St. Paul Police Academy in 2013 and is employed as an officer in the St. Paul Police Department. Nicole is employed as a registered nurse at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

Cassandra Lee Borneman ’11 (Freeport, Ill.) married Ender Gocmen on May 11. She received her BSN from Winona State, and is employed as a registered nurse in the bone marrow transplant unit at Mayo Clinic Rochester Methodist Hospital.

Kaitlin Anderson ’12 (St. Charles, Minn.) married Jordan Jensen on June 22. She works at Saint Mary’s Hospital.

Christopher Arkell ’12 (Mankato, Minn.) was sworn in as a Mankato police officer in a ceremony on May 10.  He graduated from Winona State with a law enforcement degree and an emphasis in Child Advocacy Studies.

Josh Harrison ’12 (Winona) married Madison Ludford on August 3. He is currently working at Russell and Associates accounting firm.

Tabatha Miller ’12 (Albert Lea, Minn.) married Marc Morfitt on June 1. She graduated from Winona State with a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation and is employed as an assistant director of recreation therapy at Morrow Home in Sparta, Wisconsin.

Timothy Kruger ’13 (Rollingstone, Minn.) married Amy Stark on May 25. He is currently working at Right Turn Recruiting.

Jenna Sand ’13 (Winona) has joined PlastiComp, Inc. as an engineer.  She earned her BS in composite materials engineering at Winona State.

Sevy Stavn ’13 (Winona) has joined PlastiComp, Inc. as an engineer.

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