Class Notes

1960's Richard Mancuso ’67 (Evergreen, Colo. ) recently published “The Good Don,” a novel that tells the story of a 1930s Robin Hood and his men who took ownership of the turf between the two bridges. Mancuso is a retired businessman, a political activist and former...

Distinguished Alumni

Each year, Winona State University and the Alumni Society recognize individuals for their outstanding commitment to the university, its mission, and to improving our world. James Churchill ‘94 Churchill served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps before coming to WSU as...

Class Notes

1950s Allen ‘55 and Maxine (Czapiewski) Johnson, ‘56 (Winona) recently received a joint award for community leadership 
in Vermillion, South Dakota. Both Johnsons retired from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where Allen served as professor and Chairman...

Class Notes

1940s Albert Conrad “Bill” Posz ’44 (Golden Valley, Minn.) and his wife, Marie G. Fjelstad Posz, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2014. They were married Aug. 26, 1944, and celebrated at an Open House Sept. 27, 2014 at Covenant Village of Golden Valley,...

Class Notes – Fall 2014

1960s Richard "Dick" Anderson ’62 (Edmond, OK) was inducted into the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Hall of Fame in 2012 as a coach. Anderson continues to volunteer coach for Oklahoma Christian University with their track and field program. Kent...

Class Notes – Spring 2014

1960s Gretchen Koehler ’65 (St. Peter, Minn.) has been named he 2014 Women Celebrating Women award recipient. The award recognizes the contributions of women in the St. Peter community. A beloved physical education professor and coach at Gustavus Adolphus College, she...

Class Notes-Winter 2013

1950s Richard Kowles ’54 (Winona) has published a memoir looking back at his own education and his 58 years of experience as a teacher. Passion to Teach:  Fifty-Eight Years of Humorous, Weird, and Engaging Tales offers stories of his teaching career, first in high...

Class Notes

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...

Class Notes Spring 2013

May 29, 2013 1950s Norris Abts ’58 (Fountain City, Minn.) was recently honored by Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical as it named its new transportation facility after the Winona State alumnus. The 38,000-square-foot building, which houses truck driving, auto...

Distinguished Company: Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Honorees

November 28, 2012 Winona State Alumni Relations honored its 2012 Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame honorees during WSU Homecoming on October 18 and 19. Distinguished Alumni Charles “Barney” Fox ’54 played baseball for the Warriors and went on to a long...

Class Notes: Winter 2012

November 28, 2012 1950s Kathryn “Kak” Swanson ’51 (Rochester, Minn.) was recently featured in the Rochester Post-Bulletin for her pioneering efforts in girls sports. “Coach Kak” entered teaching and coaching shortly after graduating from Winona State and started...

Class Notes – Fall 2012

1960s Clairvaux McFarland ’67 (Rochester, Minn.), a member of the Sisters of Saint Francis, celebrated the order’s Diamond Jubilee on May 10. She obtained master’s in art education and administration from Winona State. Sister Clairvaux went on to serve in education...

Class Notes – Spring 2012

April 1, 2012 1950s Robert Stark ’51 (Caledonia, Minn.) was recently inducted into the Minnesota High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. J.S. Futcher ’57 (Minneapolis, Minn.) spoke last spring at the Jordan Area Community Council and presented a copy of...

Class Notes: Winter 2011

November 13, 2011 1960s Richard Holle ’61/’62 (Houston, Minn.) generously donated more than 600 hundred volumes on China and Chinese culture to the Darrell W. Krueger Library in September. He speaks fluent Mandarin, Japanese, and Spanish. The 2011 Distinguished...

Class Notes: Fall 2011

August 1, 2011 1940s Dorothy Mehus Lovret ’43 (San Marino, Calif.) reports that she reached the 90 years old milestone with her birthday on August 22. The daughter of former WSU president Dr. O. Myking Mehus, Dorothy taught school for 35 years after graduating 1950s...

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