Msgr. Marvin Mottet '52 received the Servant of Justice Award from the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action, in Washington D.C. The award is presented to those whose leadership advances social justice and dignity for all members of society through the tradition of Catholic social teaching.
Two alumni celebrated milestone anniversaries of their ordination to the priesthood. Rev. Thomas Doyle '58 celebrated 50 years and Rev. Edmond Dunn '58 celebrated 40 years. Dunn served as a faculty member at St. Ambrose from 1975-2010 in the theology department. They both served in the Davenport Diocese.
Frank Schneeberger '69 is theater technician for the Overture Center for the Performing Arts located in Madison, Wis. He was a founding member of Forward Theater Company and serves on the FTC's advisory company.
Wayne Cabel '78 was awarded the Assistant Principal of the Year award from the Black Hawk Region of the Illinois Principals Association. He is currently the assistant principal at Moline High School and has served the Moline school district for 21 out of 33 years in education.
Amy Baker '79 retired from the Davenport School district. She spent most of her years at Davenport North High School where she was a physical education teacher and the only volleyball coach in the school's 27-year history.
Jeanne Sheehan '79 was awarded the Woman of Achievement award from the Zonta Club of Austin, Minn., for her positive impact on the community, service as a volunteer and accomplishments at work. This was the first year for the award.
Teresa Simon-Harris '82, '87 MBA has been named the chair of the Quad City Area Realtors Association for 2012. She is currently the broker/manager at Ruhl & Ruhl's Bettendorf office and has worked there since 1993.
George Moser '84 published his first novel "Nine Lives," a psychological thriller with a twist. He is currently working on two more novels. "Nine Lives" is available in select bookstores and on amazon.com.
Michael Miller '85, '90, '93, '04 MAcc, retired from the Federal Government and is now a part time front desk specialist at Senior Star Elmore Place in Davenport.
Gayle Roberts '91 MBA, a member of the St. Ambrose Board of Trustees, was presented the 2012 Athena Award in March by the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and The Women's Connection. Roberts is the president and chief operating officer of Stanley Consultants, Muscatine, Iowa.
Bob Quast '92 self-published "Life 101: An Educational Biography." He dedicated the book to his late sister, who died as a result of domestic violence. A portion of the book's proceeds will be donated to the Lynnette Quast Craft Charity.
Tim Ridder '95, Des Plaines, Ill., was named the assistant director of Public Works and Engineering for the city of Des Plaines.
Margaret Gustafson '99 MBA was named this year's Kewanee Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Club Outstanding Citizen for her work in the community and for her tenure as chief executive officer at the Kewanee Hospital, Kewanee, Ill. She recently accepted a new position as president of the Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, Ill.
Jocelyn (Kandl) Metzger '00, '01 MOT released her first educational DVD called "The Inner Guide to Stretching: Advanced Healing Using Myofascial Release."
David Guyer '01, Bettendorf, was promoted to manager of the Agency Accounting Department at Modern Woodmen of America. He has been employed with Modern Woodmen since 2002.
Jennifer (Kislia) Kincaid '03 became a shareholder, director and vice president at McGehee, Olson, Pepping, Balk & Kincaid, Ltd., Silvis, Ill. She joined the law firm in 2006.
Curtis Clark '04 was named head coach of the Bettendorf High School varsity boys basketball program. He will continue his work as a physical education teacher for the district.
Glenn Plummer '04 MEA was named principal of Regina High School in Iowa City. He began teaching math in the district and has been director of student services, assistant principal and interim principal. He also was a junior high football and girls and boys track coach.
John ‘05 and Kara (Roberts) McKenna ‘06 recently married and relocated to Seattle. John is a project manager for Walsh Construction, a national general contractor, and Kara is the manager of client development for LexBlog, a company that teaches lawyers and professionals how to use the Internet to accelerate relationships to help drive business development.
Jarret Witmer '06 accepted a promotion as residential coordinator for the Children's Home Association of Illinois. He was a nominee for employee of the year and awarded employee of the quarter honors in April 2012.
Adam McKenzie '07 received his medical degree from Lincoln Memorial DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medical School in Harrogate, Tenn. He will serve his residency in Internal Medicine at Garden City Hospital in Garden City, Mich.
Gene Thompson '07 received his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa, College of Law, Tulsa, Okla., in May.
Joshua McIntyre '08 joined the law firm of Lane & Waterman LLP, located in Davenport and Moline, Ill., as an associate. He is a member of the Illinois State and American Bar Associations.
Andrew Rabka '09 became the qualified developmental disabilities professional at Help at Home Inc., located in Michigan City, Indiana.
Justin Shaffer '11 MEA was promoted to middle school principal for the Camanche (Iowa) School District, where he was a special education teacher. He has worked in the school district for five years.
Lisa Leiby '02 and Bradley Linville, LeClaire, Iowa
Kimberly Carstensen '04 and Cory Conrad, Negril, Jamaica
David Adams '08 and Chelsea Noe '09, Peoria, Ill.
Ashley Moellenbeck '09 and Matthew Kelting, Long Grove, Iowa
Spencer Hill '10 and Ann Hull '10, Burlington, Iowa
Jeff Muntz '00 and wife Sarah (Pierce) Muntz '00, became proud parents of a baby girl, Mary Katherine. "Mary Kate" was born on Jan. 18, 2012. She was welcomed home by big sister Anna.
James "Judd" Guild '39, Rock Island, Ill., Sept. 23, 2011
Francis "Frank" Tofanelli '39, Sleepy Hollow, Ill., Feb. 25, 2012
Philip Shanley '40, Edina, Minn., April 8, 2012
David Learner '41, Scottsdale, Ariz., May 10, 2011
Hugo Cerretti '42, Johnston, Iowa, Feb. 24, 2011
Edwin Schmidt '42, San Antonio, Feb. 2, 2011
Peter Cianciola '45, Cordova, Tenn., Feb. 24, 2011
William "Bill" Peterson '47, Charleston, Ill., Sept. 3, 2011
Arden DeReu '48, Geneseo, Ill., May 5, 2012
Harvey Legris '49, Lexington, Ky., March 5, 2012
Gerald "Bix" Bixenman '50, Panama City Beach, Fla., Feb. 25, 2012
James Cahill '50, San Diego, March 25, 2012
Charles Horton '50, Bettendorf, Iowa, May 22, 2011
Jon Manock '50, Sun City, S.C., June 17, 2011
John Smidebush '50, Moraga, Calif., Oct. 19, 2011
James Henneberry '51, Springfield, Ill., March 8, 2012
David Kakert '51 Academy, Bettendorf, Iowa, April 28, 2012
Charles Rosenfield '51, Scottsdale, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2011
Joseph Kelly '52, San Diego, Jan. 14, 2011
Rev. Thomas Wise '52, Arlington Heights, Ill., Aug. 11, 2011
John Hedrich '53, Las Vegas, Jan. 6, 2012
Msgr. E. Edward Higgins '53, Peoria, Ill., Feb. 16, 2012
Richard "Dick" Les '53, Palatine, Ill., Nov. 1, 2011
Sr. Catherine Cecilia Lodder '53, OSF, Clinton, Iowa, March 25, 2011
Shirley (Dipple) Stuckel '53, '83, Davenport, April 17, 2012
Sr. Mary Margaret DeWit '54, OSF, Clinton, Iowa, Jan. 25, 2012
Brian Kneafsey, '57, Sarasota, Fla., April 20, 2012
John Patterson '57, Shorewood, Ill., Aug. 3, 2011
Margaret "Maggie" Stutsman '57, Rock Island, Ill., Feb. 1, 2012
Donald Bell '58, Rock Island, Ill., Sept. 12, 2011
William "Bill" Eggers '58, Overland Park, Kan., March 6, 2011
Patrick "Pat" Murphy '59, Watseka, Ill., March 10, 2011
James Champion '60, Osage, Iowa, May 22, 2011
Lt. Col. Nicholas Kass '60, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Oct. 27, 2011
Gerald "Jerry" McGee '61, Madison, Wis., March 1, 2012
James Egan '62, Moline, Ill., June 25, 2011
Mary (Knoll) McMahon '62, Winona, Minn., Oct. 23, 2011
John "Jack" Pfrimmer '62, Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 28, 2012
Janet Ruhde '62, Brimfield, Ill., July 1, 2011
Mary (Reynolds) Volk '62, Cascade, Iowa, Dec. 27, 2011
James Grady '65, Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 2, 2011
Ronald Vogel '65, Peoria, Ill., March 11, 2011
Michael Metz '66, Bloomington, Minn., March 7, 2012
David Pottratz '73, Clinton, Iowa, April 27, 2012
Curt Wilson '73, Sherrard, Ill., June 1, 2012
Michael Halfman '75, Bettendorf, Iowa, Dec. 20, 2011
Rhoda Morgan '77, DeLand, Fla., June 14, 2011
Barbara Hansen '79, '92 MBA, Eldridge, Iowa, April 13, 2012
Steven Laude '81, Bettendorf, Iowa, May 12, 2012
Nira "Del" Creekmur '83, The Villages, Fla., Feb. 7, 2012
Thomas Killion '83, Montgomery, Ill., Feb. 27, 2012
Markus McKissick '86, Davenport, May 21, 2012
Lynn Parker '99, Rock Island, Ill., Feb. 23, 2012
Jessica (Owens) Brown '01, Davenport, April 1, 2012
Debra Livingston '12, Blue Grass, Iowa, May 23, 2012
Faculty and Staff
Gregory Lensing, Cuenca, Ecuador, May 22, 2012
John McGuire, Davenport, May 7, 2012
Robert Ristow, Midland, Texas, March 2, 2012