Alumni News and Stories

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Your fellow alumni readers want to know want what you're up to these days. Share your news about job changes, promotions, awards/recognition, retirement, and family milestones with us. Class notes are featured in our Outlook email newsletter and annual magazine. 

Here are some common reasons to send us a class note:

  • A new job or promotion 
  • A baby or adopted a child
  • You got married or entered into an official union 
  • Published a book
  • A fellow alumni has passed away

Submit a Class Note

Alumni Reunions

RA reunion

A group of Stout friends got together Memorial Day weekend in Menasha Wisconsin to Celebrate Bob Penkala’s 60th Birthday. 

From left to right, Mary Rangitsch Kosanda `82, Joyce Harder `82, Bob Penkala `82, Dave Schend `82, Sue Stuckey Goudreau `82, and Carol Solheid `82.

Arrival

Indigo Layla

Jack Kleisner `73 welcomed his first granddaughter, Indigo “Indie” Layla on May 15, 2019.   

 

Career News: new jobs, promotions, awards and retirements
  • Matthew Bills `14 is a supplier quality engineer at ENERPAC – a division of Actuant Corp. in Menomonee Falls. He also recertified as an American Society for Quality (ASQ) – Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Quality Auditor in June.
  • Diane Olson `75 will be retiring in August after 39 years as a food inspector at the City of St. Paul and the State of Minnesota.
  • Douglas Janzen `68 was a candidate with the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight #51. He served in the Army in Vietnam.
  • Ron Mundt `76 retired as the director of service support operations at Harley-Davidson Motor Company in 2008.
  • Gary Boyles `77 retired from Intel Corporation, Folsom, Cali., in 2014 after 22 years in networking, engineering, systems engineering and project management. He recently received his 7th degree blackbelt in Taekwondo and lives in Northern California.
  • Jeffrey Brown `89 received the 2019 William & Mildred Jackson Teacher Recognition Award, sponsored by The Give Something Back Foundation. The award recognizes teachers for impacting students, their peers and the community in a positive way whether in the classroom and/or outside of normal curricular and co-curricular activities.
  • Katherine “Paige” Klein `04 is the regional operations manager at Midwest for Employers Overload, a staffing agency since January. She also still operates her small business, practice:hospitality513 in the Cincinnati area.
Life events: births, marriages, anniversaries and deaths

Arrivals:

  • Jack Kleisner `73 welcomed his first granddaughter, Indigo “Indie” Layla on May 15, 2019.

 

Weddings:

  • David Semrau `93 married Dr. Sophie Thibault on August 11, 2018 in the Bahamas.

 

Passing:

  • Kimberly Jean Audetat `15, June 12, 2019, Racine
  • Bonita Rolf Priebe `70, January 11, 2019, Belleville, Mich
  • Jerry La See `74, March 19, 2017, New Berlin
Faculty/Staff News: awards, retirements and deaths

Passings:

  • Carol S. Gunderson, 74, formerly of Osseo and Eau Claire, Passed away June 4, 2019. Carol worked at UW-Stout as a senior lecturer in the department of social sciences teaching sociology and race and ethnicity courses. She worked full time from 1988 until she retired in 2000.
  • Wayne A. Nero, 73, of Menomonie, passed away in June 3, 2019. Wayne was a professor in the business department from 1974 until he retired in 1996.

Our Outlook Magazine is an annual printed publication highlighting alumni success stories from across the country.

If you would like to submit an Outlook magazine story, please email alumni@uwstout.edu

 

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