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Robert BS ’54, MS ’57 and Beverly Peterson Spinti BS ’54, MS ’76, Menomonie, received the 2006 Good Neighbor Award from the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce.

Allan ’55 and Joelene Chryst Loew ’55, Villa Park, Ill., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 16, 2006.


Lynette Schultz Hertel MS ’63 and ’67, Watertown, has retired from Madison Area Technical College. In her last position at MATC, she served as regional development associate director.

James Siebert ’63 and wife, April, are retired in Trinidad, Colo., where they built a home at 6,300 feet on Fisher’s Peak and enjoy views of snow-capped mountains.

Jeanette Kephart Hollenberger ’65, Fennimore, is retired after working in education for 42 years.

Emily Minnichsoffer Behm BS ’67, MS ’78, Harrisburg, N.C., has retired from Cabarrus County Schools as the career technical education director. She was recently recognized as the North Carolina CTE Director of the Year.

Stanley Barr MS ’68, New Richmond, was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame in Milwaukee by the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association.


Gregory Gorak MS ’70, Milwaukee, is the president/founder of Gaits Aviation Seminars Inc., which is celebrating its 30th year of conducting FAA-approved flight instructor refresher clinics. Gorak is an eight-year NAFI master flight instructor, a captain in the Civil Air Patrol and a 42-year member of AOPA.

Dave Kottwitz ’70 is manager of manufacturing engineering/industrial engineering for the generator division of Baldor Electric, Oshkosh.
Elizabeth Lloyd Lohse ’70, Athens, Ga., has received an educational specialist degree in workforce education from the University of Georgia. She is the house director for Sigma Kappa Social Sorority at the University of Georgia.

Willis “Bill” Herron BS ’71, MS ’74 has retired as administrator at Kettle Moraine High School, Wales. He was at Kettle Moraine for 31 years and has spent a total of 37 years in education.

Donna Priebe Lafferty ’71, Elmwood Park, Ill., is a food stylist and home economist. In addition to food styling, recipe development, prop styling, and occasionally art directing, she also conducts a seven-day food styling seminar twice a year in Chicago. She has produced “Special Effects,” a 50-minute educational video that teaches techniques for those who want to enter the business of food styling or photography.

Margaret “Maggie” Foote ’74, Menomonie, won the Small Business Administration Wisconsin 2007 Home-Based Champion award. She was recognized for volunteering time and energy to improve the conditions of home-based and women-owned small businesses. Foote operates Oaklawn Bed and Breakfast and works as a marketing consultant for regional independent medical clinics and health-care professionals, and other small businesses.

Jacalyn See BS ’74, MS ’76, Rochester, Minn., is a clinical dietitian at Mayo Clinic and an assistant professor of nutrition in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Terri St. Arnauld ’75 has accepted a position with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services developing and implementing contract performance measures for the agency’s Purchased Client Services division.

David Voss ’76 is president of Miron Construction Co., Neenah. Miron was among the many companies that worked on the recent renovations at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers.

Patricia Wittrock MS ’75, Chaska, Minn., has retired from her position as counselor and dean with the Chaska School District1950s
Robert BS ’54, MS ’57 and Beverly Peterson Spinti BS ’54, MS ’76, Menomonie, received the 2006 Good Neighbor Award from the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce.

Steven Joseph ’79 is vice president of manufacturing at Fluoresco, Tucson, Ariz. Fluoresco is a manufacturing company that designs and fabricates custom indoor and outdoor lighting systems for airports, casinos, office buildings, retail establishments and stadiums.

Patrick Lutz BS ’79, MS ’86, Beaver Dam, has been both a volunteer and employee of Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot. Ten Chimneys is the museum/estate of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, who were considered one of the greatest acting teams in the history of American theatre. Since 1999, Lutz has completed numerous restoration projects including furniture and display pieces.

Summer Outlook 2012