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Your fellow alumni readers want to know want what you're up to these days. Share your news about job changes, promotions, awards/recognition, retirement, and family milestones with us. Class notes are featured in our Outlook email newsletter and annual magazine. 

Here are some common reasons to send us a class note:

  • A new job or promotion 
  • A baby or adopted a child
  • You got married or entered into an official union 
  • Published a book
  • A fellow alumni has passed away

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Katie Krueger `15 and Kiefer Neumann `19 were married on May 15, 2021, in Chetek. Kiefer proposed in front of Bowman Hall on December 14, 2019, after his graduation. They met at Stout while playing intramural softball.

 

Edith Jones Zumwalt `78 retired after 31 years working for Lincoln Public School, Nebraska, as the director of food service.

Pete Sesselman `74 retired in 2018 after working 42 years in various vocational rehabilitation positions. The last 19 years were with Montana Vocational Rehabilitation.

Michael McCann `90 had been teaching special education for 32 years in Sequim, Wash.

Pamela Campbell `77 retired as a registered health information technician from Children’s Hospital & Clinics of Minnesota.

Career News: new jobs, promotions, awards and retirements
  • Robert Spinti `54 received the Outstanding Eagle Scout for Chippewa Valley Council by the National Eagle Scout Association in 2020.
  • Randolph Macholl `73 works part-time at AutoZone after of 50 years working full time. He is a grandpa and has been married for 37 years.
  • Pete Sesselman `74 retired in 2018 after working 42 years in various vocational rehabilitation positions. The last 19 years were with Montana Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • Bill Pierquet `76 retired after 40 years of multi-unit restaurant and retail development.
  • Kirk Meintsma `76 retired from Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors after 12 years of being a project manager.
  • Pamela Campbell `77 retired as a registered health information technician from Children’s Hospital & Clinics of Minnesota.
  • Edith Jones Zumwalt `78 retired after 31 years working for Lincoln Public School, Nebraska, as the director of food service.
  • John Muren `80 retired from Henkel Adhesives after 37 years. He resides with his wife, Denise, in Westerville, Ohio.
  • Jeff Bzdawka `85 is the chief executive officer of the Knowland Group.
  • Michael McCann `90 had been teaching special education for 32 years in Sequim, Wash.
  • Christy `91 and Paul `90 Nesja , launched Nesja Press, a letter press company that designs and sells printed greeting cards, art prints and broadsides.
  • Paul Nesja `90 began a podcast with two fans of the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest called Cartoon Caption Contest Podcast.
  • Tonya Wagner `19 is the dean of Viterbo College of Business, Leadership and Ethics
Life events: births, marriages, anniversaries and deaths

Engagements:

  • Tim Pieper `20 got engaged to Kelsey Yanna `20.

 

Marriages: 

  • Katie Krueger `15 and Kiefer Neumann `19 were married on May 15, 2021, in Chetek. Kiefer proposed in front of Bowman Hall on December 14, 2019, after his graduation. They met at Stout while playing intramural softball.
  • Elizabeth Nelsen `19 and Myles Lade `20 were married on July 17, 2021.

 

Anniversaries: 

  • Tim `68 and Jane Banks celebrated their 50th anniversary in Key West, Flor. In April.
  • Tim `71 and Cathe Ewanic `71 Fuchs celebrated their 50th anniversary on August 8, 2021.
  • Robert `72 and Linda `72 Newton celebrated 50 years of marriage in August. They were married their last year on campus and live in Sheboygan.

 

Passings: 

  • Larry Wright `47, August 27, 2021, Naples, Flor.
  • Anton “Tony” Kotyza `57, June 22, 2021, Kewaunee
  • Joanne Bauer `60, August 12, 2021, Green Bay  
  • Harry Watts Jr. `61, July 7, 2021, Barnes
  • Susan Johnson `63, July 8, 2021, Fish Creek
  • Stanley Payne `64, June 30, 2021, Hudson
  • Marlene S. Chekanoff `71, June 11, 2021, Cape Coral, Fla.
  • Steven Hammer `71, September 14, 2020, Apple Valley, Minn.
  • Barbara Bell Abo `72, June 9, 2021, Boise, Idaho
  • Charles M. Kirby `72, February 27, 2021, Sebastian, Flor.
  • John Green `72, July 9, 2021, Channahon, Ill.
  • Deborah Jane Ballinger `82, June 2, 2021, Bethlehem, Penn.
  • Katy Golden Richter `82, June 16, 2021, Waukesha
  • Shari Bjork `93, July 17, 2021, Minneapolis, Minn.

 

Friends of UW-Stout Passings: 

  • Elaine “Liz” Lammer, June 7, 2021, Menomonie
  • James Lammer, July 12, 2021, Menomonie
Faculty/Staff News: awards, retirements and deaths

Passings: 

  • Andrew McIntosh, 59, of Colfax, passed away on July 12 after a battle with cancer. McIntosh had worked at UW-Stout since 2004. He was the Digital Process Lab supervisor at the School of Art and Design.
  • Maureen Munger, 87, of Eau Claire, passed away Sept. 4, 2021. Maureen, a professor, retired from UW-Stout in June 1997 after teaching accounting in the business department for 22 years. She also was the program director for the Wisconsin in Scotland program for many years.


 

Our Outlook Magazine is an annual printed publication highlighting alumni success stories from across the country.

If you would like to submit an Outlook magazine story, please email alumni@uwstout.edu

 

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