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Class Notes – Summer 2013

July 2013

The Fifties

Thomas McGinn ’51 was inducted into the Newman Central Catholic High School Hall of Fame in his native Sterling, Ill. He worked 36 years for GE before founding the Thomas A. McGinn and Associates human resources consulting firm. He taught business and management courses at the University of Virginia and Piedmont Community College and co-authored a book, Harassed—100 Women Describe Inappropriate Behavior in the Workplace. He now is retired in Arizona.

Vincent O’Neill ’58 was named the 2013 Irish Person of the Year by the Fr. Abram J. Ryan Division of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, Louisville, Ky. O’Neill also served as the grand marshal for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. O’Neill is a certified insurance counselor and senior account executive for Neace Lukens insurance agency. O’Neill and his wife, Jane, live in St. Matthews, Ky.

Lawrence Smith ’58 retired from the Upjohn Co., Portage, Mich., as a business communications manager in 1998. In retirement, Smith is spending time with his grandchildren, traveling, volunteering and practicing his hobbies of photography and woodcarving. He and his wife, Babbette, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2009.


The Seventies

Thomas Abel ’75 is a pastor at the Santo Nino Catholic Church in El Cajon, Calif.

In May, Ray Shovlain ’79, ’82 MBA was inducted into the Quad City Sports Hall of Fame.


The Eighties

Patrick Peters ’81 is the chief executive officer of the Guthrie County Hospital in Guthrie Center, Iowa. Peters was previously the president and CEO of Mount Graham Regional Medical Center in Stafford, Ariz.

Scott Johnson ’82 works for Fleet Advantage in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as vice president business development.

Advanced Business Systems, Inc., Davenport, has hired Richard Kohl ’82 as a sales specialist.

Michael Smith ’82 is Centrue Bank’s new vice president/regional business development officer in Princeton, Ill.

Tina Schindler ’85, Bettendorf, Iowa, is manager of employee services in the human resources department at Modern Woodmen of America.

Michael Avgenackis ’86 MBA is the senior vice president at Triumph Consulting in Bettendorf, Iowa. Avgenackis will oversee all staffing, compensation and outplacement client services.

Lorie (King) Rupp ’87 is the chief accounting officer for First Citizens Bank, based in Raleigh, NC.

Doug Tripp ’88 is the senior director of safety and security for Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Fla. Tripp is responsible for all health, fire safety, life safety, police safety and security services for the 10th largest public school system in the nation.

Steve Collins ’89 is the senior business relationship manager for Wells Fargo in the Quad Cities.


The Nineties

Carolyn Ehlert Fuller ’90 MBA, Milan, Ill., has been reappointed to the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees.

Terry Seligman ’91 MBA was recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of health care. Seligman is the president and CEO of Navitus Health Solutions, LLC, Monona, Wis.

Jeff Nelson ’93 has been promoted to sergeant in the Bettendorf (Iowa) Police Department. Nelson is assigned as the crime prevention officer in the field services division.

Reagan (Natrop) Rossi ’94 has been promoted to assistant athletic director for the College of Idaho, where she also serves as the head women’s basketball coach. Rossi resides in Caldwell, Idaho, with her husband, Rudy, and their twin daughters, Darby and Maggie.

Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs, Chesterfield, Mo., has named Clay McDonald ’97 MBA as the college’s president.

Mary (Keith) Combs ’98 graduated with a Master of Educational Policy and Organizational Leadership degree from the University of Illinois in May.

Christina (Taylor) Henzen ’98 is the director of project of management for Triumph Consulting in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Dennis McDaniel ’98 has been named to the Des Moines Business Record’s 2013 Top Forty Under 40, an award given to young professionals in the Des Moines area who are recognized as leaders in their field. McDaniel is the police chief in Windsor Heights, Iowa.

Jarod Powell ’98, Bettendorf, Iowa, chief operating officer of Powell Financial Group, was given the Member of the Year award at the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quad Cities chapter annual awards banquet.

In February, Kathryn Kell ’99 MBHA was inducted in the Davenport West High School Hall of Honor. Kell has a private dental practice and teaches and holds leadership positions in the World Dental Association and the Women in Dentistry Division of the International Federation of Dental Education Collaboration.


The Zeros

Vicki (Van Herzeele) Carrington ’00, ’04 MBA received a Master of Science in Contract Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. In 2012, she received certification as a federal contracts manager from the National Contract Management Association. Carrington is employed at the Rock Island Arsenal as a contracting officer.

Amy (Hoover) Jones ’02 has been named the 2013 Young Professional of the Year by The Network, a program of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.

Central State Bank of Muscatine, Iowa, has promoted Trista (Calvert) Sotelo ’02 to assistant vice president. She has been with Central State Bank since 2003.

Lori Sundberg ’03 DBA was recognized by Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., with an Alumni Achievement Award at the college’s 2013 Founder’s Day Convocation in February. Sundberg is president of Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg.

Michael Weipert ’03 has joined Northwest Bank and Trust Company as a commercial lending expert.

Sr. Mary Anthony (Jennifer) Worrell ’04 professed first vows toward becoming a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christ the Divine Teacher at St. Alphonsus Church in Davenport in Aug. 2012.

Yvonne Savala ’05, Moline, was appointed to the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees. Savala is the operations director at the Midwest Intellectual Property Management Institute.

Matt Stinocher ’06 has been hired as a police officer for the city of Bettendorf, Iowa.

Matt MacCrindle ’07 is a math teacher at Crystal Lake (Ill.) Central High School, where he also serves as the head sophomore football coach and an assistant varsity track coach.

Emily Balestri ’08 DPT has earned certification in ASTYM through Performance Dynamics Inc. With this certification, Balestri will focus on identifying and treating abnormal soft tissue conditions. She is an employee at St. Margaret’s Center for Physical Rehab in Spring Valley, Ill.

Emily Olson ’08 graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University in May. Olson will begin a residency in psychiatry in July and will complete a geriatric psychiatry fellowship.

Erica (Pence) Bell ’09 is a case manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Knox County (Ill.). She recruits and enrolls volunteers for the program.

Nicole Lindstrom ’09 works as a public services librarian for the Newton (Iowa) Public Library. Lindstrom received a Master of Library Sciences degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Kelsey Marquard ’09 received a Juris Doctorate with distinction in 2012 from the University of Iowa College of Law and has joined the law firm of Lane & Waterman LLP, Davenport, as an associate.


The Teens

Ven. Somnieng Houern ’10 received a Master of Public Administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in May.

The Universal Therapy Group’s West Burlington clinic announced Karla Steffensmeier ’10, ’11 DPT has joined the staff as a physical therapist.

Air Force Airman Alex Stevenson ’10 has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Andrew Benson ’11 is a theatre artist at the St. Croix Festival Theatre in Saint Croix Falls, Wis.

Kewanee Hospital announced the addition of Breanne Christiansen ’11, ’12 DPT to the Rehabilitation Services and Sports Medicine staff. Christiansen will work with the rehab team and area physicians to provide preventative and rehabilitative services.

Mary Therese Krueger ’11, ’12 DPT is a physical therapist at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill.



Heather Dewey ’97 and Nicholas Schmidt, Peterstown, Ill.

Andrew Stamer ’01 and Marie Potter, Davenport

Joel Porch ’02 MBHA and Casandra Wagner, Hartland, Ill.

Ryan Holtmann ’04 and Lynn Truitt, Columbus, Ohio

Dan Tomlin ’05, ’10 MBA and Margeruite Day, Moline, Ill.

Bradley Johnson ’05 and Kassondra Keller, Keosauqua, Iowa

Kendall (Haskins) Leonard ’06, ’07 MOT and Jeffrey Leonard, Visalia, Calif.

Nicholas Edwards ’09 and Barbara Fleming-Wiegand ’11, Davenport

Angie Guy ’10 DPT and Sean Stender, Davenport

Tamara Killion ’10 and Emmanuel Rivera ’10, Geneseo, Ill.

Taylor Bryant ’11 and Allyson Holliday ’11, Davenport

Courtney Cosley ’12 and Diego Cevallos, Rockford, Ill.



Krista (Matug) Yock ’99 and her husband, Patrick, welcomed daughter Elizabeth Mary to their family on March 23, 2013. Elizabeth was welcomed home by siblings Patrick and William.

Lizzie (Irmen) Sander ’00 and her husband, Ryan, celebrated the birth of son Owen on April 19, 2012. Owen is younger brother to Sidney and Isaac.

Kristie (Rogers) Porter ’03, ’04 MOT and her husband, Michael, announced the birth of their son Gavin, born March 24, 2013. Gavin was welcomed home by siblings Kayla and Brendan.

Douglas Neumann ’03, ’04 MAcc and Kristin (Kelchen) Neumann ’04 are the proud parents of Elliott Ambrose, who arrived on Jan. 25, 2013. Elliott is little brother to Isaac.

Matt MacCrindle ’07 and his wife, Amy, are the proud parents of son Cooper, born on Feb. 10, 2012.

Sarah (Neece) Redman ’09 and her husband, Zachary ’09, celebrated the birth of son Elijah on Sept. 21, 2012.



Frank Day ’37, Rock Island, Ill, April 16, 2013

Carl Stahler Sr. ’42. , Davenport, April 7, 2013

Joseph Sbuttoni Sr. ’43, Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 8, 2013

Terrence Lenaghan ’47, Rock Island, Ill., Feb. 14, 2013

Bartholomew Vogel Jr. ’47, Silvis, Ill., March 21, 2013

John Goodall ’48, Davenport, March 4, 2013

Elmer Mapes ’49, Bettendorf, Iowa, May 23, 2013

Thomas Hughes ’50, Rock Island, Ill., March 5, 2013

Burton Malone ’50, Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 12, 2003

James “Jim” McGrath ’50, Phoenix, March 7, 2013

Rev. M. Joseph Rogers ’50, Davenport, March 3, 2013

Orrin R.J. Stribley Jr. ’50, Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 24, 2008

Richard Ijams ’51, Clearwater, Fla., Dec. 29, 2012

Robert Huyvaert ’52, West Palm Beach, Fla., Oct. 27, 2011

Adolph Gebel ’53, Peachtree City, Ga., Aug. 7, 2008

Albert Roels ’53, Rock Island, Ill., Nov. 7, 2012

Lester Starner ’53, Liberty, Mo., March 29, 2013

F. Sullivan “Sully” Greaber ’54, Sandy Springs, Ga., March 12, 2013

Glen Hutcheson ’54 Academy, Davenport, April 7, 2013

Eugene Smith ’54, Omaha, Neb., Feb. 20, 2013

Rev. Robert Mann ’55, Sun City West, Ariz., March 19, 2013

Frank Coulon III ’56, Covington, Ga., Oct. 3, 2007

Leonard Malloy ’56, Pasadena, Calif., March 3, 2013

Gerry Riemersma ’56, LaGrange Park, Ill., April 23, 2010

John Zack Jr. ’58, Aurora, Colo., April 30, 2009

Benjamin Beh ’62, Goleta, Calif., May 8, 2013

Richard Marriott ’62, Elk Grove Village, Ill., May 21, 2013

Barbara (Rogers) Bronemann ’64, Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 6, 2012

Robert “Bob Bob” Granack ’65, Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 14, 2013

Gary Hall ’65, Rock Falls, Ill., April 22, 2013

Joseph Krippel Jr., ’65, Montgomery, Texas, April 22, 2013

Frank Ortman ’65, Northville, Mich., Jan. 2, 2010

Gerald “Cowboy” Hageman ’66, Henry, Ill., April 17, 2013

John Schaffner ’66, Altoona, Iowa, March 1, 2013

James “Jim” Leu ’67, Iowa City, Iowa, Feb. 4, 2013

Michael Leginski ’68, Wadsworth, Ill., Jan. 24, 2013

James “Jim” Moore ’68, ’91 MBA, Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 29, 2013

Hon. Joseph Beatty ’70, Rock Island, Ill., April 14, 2013

Curtis Carlson ’72, Punta Gorda, Fla., June 1, 2012

Michael Murphy ’72, Chicago, Feb. 15, 2013

William Roberts ’72, Naperville, Ill., April 21, 2013

Mark Kentner ’73, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Feb. 9, 2013

Patrick “Fred” Winne ’78, Peoria, Ill., Nov. 8, 2012

Kevin Smith ’79, Jacksonville, Fla., April 7, 2013

Paul Yellman ’79, Clinton, Iowa, March 2, 2013

Steve Lunn ’84, Chicago, April 25, 2013

Jan (Kuehl) Robinson ’84, Davenport, May 8, 2013

Paul Becker ’85, Davenport, April 27, 2013

Mark Polaschek ’86, Davenport, March 25, 2013

Caroline Toohey ’94, Davenport, March 28, 2013

Derrek Drexler ’10, Dubuque, Iowa, March 23, 2009

Sarah Garvey ’11, Chicago, May 13, 2013



Corinne Potter, Rock Island, Ill., March 23, 2013


Honorary Degree recipients

Jane Folwell ’01 (Hon.), Davenport, May 6, 2013

Sr. Mary Virginia Smith ’87 (Hon.), Clinton, Iowa, March 10, 2013.

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