1970s

John McCallister ’70 has retired as inventory controller from Hi-Pro Feeds Inc. and has relocated to San Angelo, Texas.

Beverly Babst Clark ’70 received the 2007 Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program Career Achievement Award at the annual California WIC Association Spring Conference held May 8, 2008, in San Diego. Clark is the WIC director for Contra Costa Health Services, Concord, Calif.

Keith Gilbertson MS ’71, Rochert, Minn., has retired from Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

Connie Papineau Goede ’71 is a dietetic technician at the Fort Campbell Army Post in Kentucky.

Donna Priebe Lafferty ’71, Elmwood Park, Ill., won the grand prize in the 2008 Simplicity sewing contest. She made a coat covered in Swarovski crystals.

James Rowntree BS ’71, MS ’73, Fort Pierce, Fla., has retired after 33 years of teaching.

William Burmesch BS ’72, MS ’80, Northfield, Minn., has retired from IBM and is teaching at UW-Stout.

Raymond Ehlert ’72 is a licensed commercial investment specialist with Brian Properties Inc. Realtors, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Robert Newton ’72, Sheboygan, has retired after 32 years of teaching in southeastern Wisconsin.

David Wolf ’72, Elmwood, has retired after 37 years of teaching technology education, the last 30 years in Plum City.

Anson Albarado ’73, Cadott, has retired from teaching.

James Arndt ’73, Duluth, Minn., was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Administrator Award for the state of Minnesota by the Minnesota Business Professionals of America.

Beverly Braun BS ’73, MS ’79, Green Bay, has retired from Green Bay School District after 35 years of teaching.

Barbara Halpin George ’73, Brooklyn, is the family and consumer sciences director at Nasco International. She was recently honored as one of this year’s YWCA Women of Distinction.

Margaret Sebestyen Roerkohl ’73, La Crosse, retired in 2008 after teaching family and consumer science to seventh- eighth and ninth-graders for 35 years.

Richard Rohde BS ’73, MS ’86, McGregor, Minn., retired in June 2007 from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College as dean for general studies, health and basic education.

Margaret “Peg” Yachinich Wepner ’73, Sturgeon Bay, was honored by the Portage County Business Council’s Partners in Education with the 2008 Golden Apple Award for excellence in education. She recently retired from Wautoma Area School District as a family and consumer science teacher and department head of the Career and Technical Education Department.

Carolyn Fortney Barnhart ’74 recently concluded her term as president of the Mabel Tainter Literary, Library and Educational Society Board of Trustees. In her role as president, Barnhart accepted the 2008 Wisconsin Historical Award on behalf of the board. The award recognized the restoration of the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, a fully functional Victorian-era theater in Menomonie. Barnhart also is chair of the department of food and nutrition at UW-Stout, as well as program director for food systems and technology at the university.

Ramona Bryant Kellam MS ’74, Garrison, Texas, has retired from Texas AgriLife Extension Service after 18 years of service.

Linda Zeise Thompson ’74, Franklin, retired from teaching in June 2007.

Sandra Strauch Gregar BS ’75, MS ’76 has been named associate director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah.

Charlene Lemke BS ’75, MS ’79 has retired after 33 years of teaching home economics and life studies. She resides in Wheeling, Ill.

Joel Heberlein ’75, East Lansing, Mich., was named 2009 Hotelier of the Year by the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association. He is general manager of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of Michigan State University. Heberlein was also recently appointed to the position of director of Hospitality Services at Michigan State University.

Frederick Kuhn ’75, Hartland, has retired after 30 years of teaching.

Peter Nordgren MS ’75, Lake Nebagamon, has been appointed associate dean for Distance Learning and Continuing Education at UW-Superior. He has been a member of the UW-Superior faculty since 1987 and is an associate professor of library science.
 
Kenneth Swenson BS ’75, MS ’83, Milwaukee, is internship and cooperative OJT — on the job trainer — coordinator at Milwaukee School of Entrepreneurship.

Julie Dey-Poi ’76 was named assistant director of the Children’s Learning and Care Center at UW-Oshkosh.

Mary Menne Froelich ’76, Williston, N.D., has accepted the position of Williams County extension agent with the North Dakota State University Extension Service.

Barbara Webb ’76, Chetek, is an occupational therapist with Luther Midelfort Northland-Mayo Health System.

Dianne Gravesen Weber ’76 retired from UW-Extension on December 3, after 33 years.

Donald Weikle MS ’76 has earned a doctor of philosophy degree and is executive director of Peak Community Services, Fort Wayne, Ind. Weikle has worked in the rehabilitation field for more than 30 years.

Deborah Mauthe ’77 is vice president of human resources at Prevea Health, Green Bay.

Laura Hayes Ceesay ’78, Menominee, Mich., is a self-employed contemporary quilter. She won first place in the Benartex Fabrics Quilt Contest “Piece, Love and Quilts.” Her quilt “Peace, Love and Flowers” will travel to various quilt venues and can be seen at www.benartex.com.

Laura Hayes Ceesay ’78, Menominee, Mich., is a self-employed contemporary quilter. She won first place in the Benartex Fabrics Quilt Contest “Piece, Love and Quilts.” Her quilt “Peace, Love and Flowers” will travel to various quilt venues and can be seen at www.benartex.com.

Susan Schmitt May BS ’78, MS ’91 is the new president of Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) in Appleton. May began her employment at FVTC in 1983 as an adult continuing education specialist and subsequently served in roles of manager, dean and vice president.

Karen Dickrell BS ’79, MS ’85 was presented the National Leader Award by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) at the AAFCS 99th Annual Conference and Expo in Milwaukee. A longtime, active member of AAFCS, Dickrell has served in numerous leadership roles, including her current role as state secretary of the Wisconsin affiliate, and she has also served the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences as Wisconsin’s president. She is currently a family living educator and department head for UW- Extension, Appleton.

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