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Class Notes – Spring 2014

February 2014

The Sixties
The Quad-City Times named Larry d'Autremont '66 Letter Writer of 2013 for his work on five letters published in the newspaper.

The Seventies
The Swiss Valley Nature Center, Peosta, Iowa, is displaying a photo collection by Michael Schwenker '73, who used a digital camera to shoot nature images, often at close range, and digitally enhanced the work. Schwenker is an exhibit designer at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

Ed McCollough '77 recently retired as a member of the PGA of America. He was part of three Fighting Bees national golf tournament appearances from 1975 to 1977. He currently lives in Green Bay, Wis.

The Eighties
The Ashland (Neb.) Police Department has named Joe Baudler '86 as the department's lieutenant. Baudler's work in Nebraska law enforcement has included 20 years with the Omaha Police Department.

Dan Dunn '87 is the dean of students at Carl Traeger Middle School in Oshkosh, Wis.

The Orion (Ill.) Times has a new editor-in-chief, Mike Landis '87. He has been with the newspaper for 26 years as assistant and associate editor.

The Nineties
Sue Justin '92, '00 received the certified advertising specialist award at the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) trade show in Las Vegas. PPAI is the trade association for more than 10,000 members of the promotional products industry. Justin owns Your Name Here Specialties in Davenport.

The Greater Des Moines (Iowa) Partnership promoted Amy (Palmer) Baker '94 to the new position of vice president of marketing and public relations. Baker has worked at the partnership since 2006 as director of marketing and public relations for the Downtown Community Alliance.

Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, promoted Nicky (Miedema) Cline '95 to Dean of Allied Health. She has been the director for the occupational therapy assistant program for a number of years.

Sana Joudeh Harb '95 MBA, '11 DBA accepted the position of senior manager of global quality training and curriculum at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Apple Canyon Lake Property Owners Association, Apple River, Ill., announced the promotion of Timothy Ridder '95 to operations director, managing the staff and facilities of the organization.

Stephen Rigney '98 took on a new job as strategic account manager in the institutional sector for JA Sexsauer, a division of Interline Brand. Stephen and his wife, Catherine, live in Chicago.

Sue Hatler '99 MBA retired after 36 years of service with the federal government, working for the Rock Island Arsenal. She served as the chief, medium caliber division, commodity directorate, for the Joint Munitions Command at the Arsenal. Hatler was presented the Army Commander's Award for Civilian Service.

The Zeros
John Bowser '02 earned his doctorate in population health sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison this past summer.

Matthew Cox '04 is the senior solutions architect for Rolta International. He and his wife, Megan, reside in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Anthony Reistroffer '04 is a licensed and certified polygraph examiner at J&I Polygraph-Investigation. He serves as the secretary and treasurer of the Iowa Polygraph Society as well as a full member of the American Polygraph Association. He also serves in the Illinois National Guard.

Jim Stephens '04 is currently working for the 3M Company as an electrical utility sales representative. He and his wife, Erin, reside in Papillon, Neb.
Kent Corporation, Muscatine, Iowa, promoted Carter Van Hemert '04 MBA to vice president of financial shared services. He joined the company in 1994 as accounting supervisor holding various roles in the company, most recently GPC vice president and controller.

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Penn., hired Matt Veto '04 as a professor of practice in journalism. He will teach digital media courses and advise The Brown and White student newspaper.

Jacob Miller '05 is an inside sales manager for Altorfer Lift Truck in the Quad Cities.

Keith McAlpine '07 joined Kent Corporation, Muscatine, Iowa, as an application developer.

Lucas Murray '08 joined the New Belgium Brewing Company as their Chicago Beer Ranger. His territory includes the Western suburbs of Chicago.

Flexsteel Industries announced the promotion of Blaine Bertsch '09 to retail development coordinator at the global headquarters in Dubuque, Iowa. He had been a sales expediter with the company since 2012.

The Teens
Matthew Brumfield '10 MAcc joined the Davenport firm of Doyle and Keenan, PC in their audit practice. He manages financial statement engagements for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
Cartegraph Systems, Dubuque, Iowa, announced Brian Coopman '10 joined the company as a subject matter expert. He has worked in multiple areas of municipal government for the past nine years.

Katherine McGann '10 is an account coordinator for She resides in Chicago.

The University of Iowa hired Katherine Duffus '11, '12 MOL as a division administrator.

Matt Dunn '11, '12 MAcc earned his CPA and completed his first year as an auditor at Selden Fox in Oak Brook, Ill.

Freeport State Bank announced Kelsey Lehman '12 earned the business services associate distinction. She is a member of the customer service group at the bank. She lives in Freeport, Ill.

Matt Golden '13 is the global incident analyst at Deere & Company's world headquarters for Allied Barton, the world's largest American-owned security company. He assesses the potential impact of various political, social and operational incidents on Deere's business locations worldwide.

Samantha (Sass) Jarosz '13 is a producer at KSHB-TV in Kansas City. She previously was a news producer at WHBF-TV in Rock Island, Ill.

Cody Koeppen '13 is a multimedia marketing graduate assistant at Western Illinois University.

Niles Media Group hired Sam Peterlin '13 for graphics work. The Kansas City, Mo., company specializes in remote sports production and media content creation.

Jessica Ward '13 is the promotions coordinator at WJMK-FM, CBS radio, in Chicago.


Christine Carson '99, '08 MBA and Steven Thornton, Buffalo, Iowa
Jim Stephens '04 and Erin Moe, Billings, Mont. 
Maggie Dirksen '09, '10 MOT and Alex Rechkemmer, Davenport
Amber Levetzow '09 and Kyle Grunder, Davenport
Rachel Sarafin '11 and Ian Merrill '11, Rock Island, Ill.
Laura Waiflein '11 and Jeff LaPietra, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Kayln Carstens '12 and Jordan Delp '12, Davenport
Brandy McCroskey '13 and Paul Hovonick III, Rock Island, Ill.
Courtnie Rigg '13 and William Wyant, Rock Island, Ill.
Lacey Schmoll '13 and Joshua Billiet, Davenport

Joelle (Livermore) Lantz '00 and her husband, Rawly, welcomed their daughter, Hadley Reese, on Aug. 27, 2013. She joins big brother Beckett in the family.
Adam '02, '04 MOL and Mimi (Krupke) Clark '04 celebrated the birth of a second son, Kai, on Sept. 19, 2013. Kai was welcomed home by his big brother Caden.
Megan (O'Connell) '03 and Matthew Cox '04 welcomed daughter Eleanor on June 17, 2013. Eleanor is little sister to William.
Anthony Reistroffer '04 and his wife, Sarah, added a daughter, Annabella, to their family on July 26, 2013. She joins siblings Collin, James and Kylee.
Jennifer (Freeman) Law '05, '12 MEA and her husband Matt '05, '08 MBA are the proud parents of daughter Quinn, born Aug. 21, 2013. She was welcomed home by big brother Ethan.
Jacob '05 and Laura (Boever) Miller '06 celebrated the birth of their son, Elijah, on March 24, 2012.
Christel (Williams) '05 and Benjamin Tatro '05 are proud to announce the birth of their first child, daughter Aria Kaylee, born Oct. 8, 2013.
Becky (Spears) '06, '08 DPT and David Burke '06 welcomed daughter Kennedy on April 28, 2013.
David Atkinson '08 and his wife, Amanda, celebrated the birth of daughter Avery on July 6, 2013.
Teresa (DeSplinter) Green '08 and her husband, Todd, welcomed son Cory to their family on Nov. 19, 2013.

Mark McGivern '33, Waterloo, Iowa, Aug. 14, 2013
Glenn Cunningham Sr. '34, MD, West Chicago, Ill., Feb. 3, 2014
Joseph Heitzler '35, Rockford, Ill., Jan. 29, 2011
Jesse Wright '35, Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Sept. 15, 2012
Edward Condon '43, Arlington Heights, Ill., Nov. 2, 2013
George "Dick" Swanwick '43, Las Vegas, Sept. 27, 2013
Thomas Duffy Jr. '48, Davenport, Nov. 22, 2013
Rev. Daniel Mannhardt '49 Academy, '53, Davenport, Oct. 6, 2013
Rev. E. Robert Petersen '50, Morton, Ill., Sept. 1, 2012
Stanley Gotfryd '52, Oakbrook, Ill., Aug. 22, 2013
Charles Smith '52, Bettendorf, Iowa, Oct. 11, 2013
Robert Henneberry '53, West Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 29, 2013
Rev. Msgr. Paul Willis Sheridan '53, Alton, Ill., Jan. 12, 2014
Charles Burke '55, DeWitt, Iowa, Dec. 5, 2013
Julian Burn Jr. '56, Clinton, Iowa, Sept. 25, 2013
Mark Gould '56, Bettendorf, Iowa, Dec. 4, 2013
James "Jim" Blessing '57, Davenport, Dec. 19, 2013
William "Bud" Byrne '57, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nov. 18, 2013
Robert Toohill '57, MD, Elm Grove, Wis., Dec. 29, 2013
Duane Duyck '58, Davenport, Jan. 13, 2014
Hugh McAleer '58, DeWitt, Iowa, Oct. 11, 2013
Leon Full '59, Galesburg, Ill., Oct. 26, 2013
Mary (Walsh) Glenn '59, Naperville, Ill., Jan. 26, 2014
Chuck Marcucci '59, Aurora, Ill., July 12, 2013
Frank McGowan '59, Missoula, Mont., Dec. 15, 2012
Herbert Noble Jr. '59, Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Oct. 1, 2013
Mathew Brozovich '60, Oconomowoc, Wis., Sept. 21, 2013
Daniel Fay '62, Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 15, 2013
Bruce Gerth '63, '81 MBA, LeClaire, Iowa, Oct. 4, 2013
Raymond Baladad '64, Austin, Texas, Aug. 10, 2013
Paul Weisenhorn '64, Aurora, Ill., Aug. 6, 2012
Rev. John Whalen '65, Burlington, Iowa, Nov. 24, 2013
John Swander '67, Carroll, Iowa, Nov. 15, 2013
Rev. Lawrence Williams '67, PhD, Drexel Hill, Pa., Sept. 19, 2013
John Frerkes '68, Rio, Ill., Oct. 28, 2013
Lee Catlin '70, Bettendorf, Iowa, Nov. 13, 2013
Sr. Cabrini Rael, OSB '71, Rock Island, Ill., Oct. 14, 2013
Merle Cooper '74, Davenport, Jan. 8, 2014
Suzanne Outzen '77, Oxnard, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013
Kevin Petersen '79, Davenport, Dec. 18, 2013
Joan Henry '81, Bettendorf, Iowa, Oct. 22, 2013
Bradley Verdon '92, '98 MBA, '05, Davenport, Dec. 27, 2013
Dean McCarthy '99 MSW, Rock Island, Ill., Oct. 8, 2013
Jimmy Burrows '04 MBA, Central City, Iowa, Dec. 25, 2013
Ingrid Livingston '12 MBA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2014
Robert "Bobby" Myers '13 MCJ, Moline, Ill., Jan. 7, 2014

Former Faculty and Staff
Ted Eskildsen, Davenport, Dec. 23, 2013
Julie Jensen McDonald '72 (Hon), '80, Davenport, Nov. 25, 2013

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