Class notes 2000-2010

March  15, 2011


Zubair Ansari is revenue cycle manager at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was selected to present the Middle East's first revenue cycle and CDM implementation at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2010 Conference in Dubai.

Kristie Betcher married Clint Mundinger on May 15, 2010.

Wesley Calvert is an assistant professor of mathematics at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Jason Clark is an orthopaedic surgeon at ORA Orthopedics, Moline, Ill.

Jocelyn DeWitt Dralle had a daughter, Ella Grace, on April 2, 2010 (Brian; Christian, 3, Olivia, 2).

Crystal Lovell Gray had a daughter, Elena Maria, on December 12, 2009 (Philip; Beto, 6, Pablo, 4, José, 2).

Shannon Harvey Hurliman had a daughter, Ellery Kay, on January 20, 2010 (John; Tanner, 2).

Craig and Kari Sanderson '99 Legel had a son, Josiah Benjamin, on May 30, 2010 (Makaylah, 8, Jeremiah, 5, Isabellah, 3).

Robert Maguire and Deanna Swanson '01 had a son, Andrew Robert, on June 5, 2010.

Mike Marquess and Beth Currie had a son, James Michael, on October 3, 2009 (Lily, 3).

Corey McGregor and Mike Woods were married on July 25, 2009. Corey is a research coordinator at Rush University Medical Center Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Ben and Cara Caliendo Nelson had a daughter, Jordan Justine, on April 27, 2010 (Natalie, 2).

Mike and Abby Hewes '01 Rodriguez had a son, Samuel Dan, on July 22, 2010 (Noah).

Mary Sherlock married Tyler Vogel on July 10, 2010.

Brandi Phernetton Smith had a son, Samuel David, on September 10, 2010 (Chad).

Cheryl Sula married Josh Auchenbach on July 10, 2010.


Cheryl Beverage is a registered nurse at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison.

Katie Gwost married Ben Grover on June 18, 2010.

Christiana Herter married Daron Wojnowski on October 2, 2010.

Nick and Amy Hultgren Juknelis had a daughter, Molly Hannah, on May 1, 2010.

Kristin Juliano married Seth Johnson on October 2, 2010.

Jason Kifer is an adjunct professor of English at Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea.

Matthew Kreis is assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago Department of Law.

Katie Malone married TJ Blakeman on August 21, 2010.

Amanda Bowman Molsberry had a daughter, Molly Judith, on June 15, 2010 (Ames).

Danielle Ricci Moran is the principal of Bristol Grade School, Yorkville, Ill.

Stacey Payne Raimondi had a daughter, Sarah Marie, on June 4, 2010 (Mark).

David Reyes married Traci Brooks '03 on May 15, 2010.

Eric Reyes is a partner with VanDerGinst Law PC, Rock Island, Ill.

Abby Hewes Rodriguez and Mike '00 had a son, Samuel Dan, on July 22, 2010 (Noah).

Ben Sigwarth is an ER physician assistant at Clarian Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, Ind.

Deanna Swanson and Robert Maguire '00 had a son, Andrew Robert, on June 5, 2010. Deanna is human resources manager for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Bridgeview, Ill.


Julie Anderson married Steve Kulovits on September 11, 2010.

Steven Bailey had a daughter, Belle Stephanie, on May 25, 2010 (Christina).

Todd and Emily Malinsky '04 Baldwin had a daughter, Helen Sarah, on May 24, 2010 (John, 3).

Lisa Freberg was promoted to global relations manager of Walton International Group.

Keith and Katherine Plasman '05 Halley had a daughter, Laina Rose, on August 18, 2010.

Leigh Kramer is a pediatric social worker at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.

Justin List received the doctor of medicine (M.D.) from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and is an internal medicine-primary care resident at Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Caroline Meinike married Brandon Dahlstrom on October 9, 2010.

Tobias Ortega is an assistant state's attorney for Lee County, Dixon, Ill.

Lynn Palmgren started her own practice, Law Office of Lynn Palmgren LLC, Chicago.

Christine Spencer received the master's in nursing from DePaul University, and is a registered nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.

Spencer Sweet, a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, has been deployed to southern Afghanistan.


Stephanie Beck married Frank DeVincentis in September 2009. She is a graduate student in library and information sciences at the University of Illinois.

Rachel Saplis Bergerson received the doctorate in cancer research from the University of Minnesota, and has started a leukemia research fellowship at the University of Chicago.

Traci Brooks married David Reyes '01 on May 15, 2010.

Will and Sara Lundberg Dwyer had a son, Liam Michael, on April 13, 2010.

Katherine Groboske is a corporate trainer for Tellabs.

Kristin Hanekamp Mahoney had a son, James Jonathan, on May 30, 2010 (Jonathan; Carolyn, 2).

Sheila Nguyen married Sean Ryan on December 18, 2009.

Mike Passananti married Kathleen Bazzetta on July 23, 2010. Mike is a partner at the Duggan Bertsch law firm.

Robin Douglas Punsalan had a daughter, Ivy Grace, on November 18, 2009 (Richard). Robin received the doctor of medicine (M.D.) from Rush Medical College and is a pediatrics resident at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Steven Schultz is a pediatrician at Crusader Health, Rockford, Ill.

Heather Pilcher Stocking had a son, Roman William, on May 12, 2010 (Josh; Mia, 2).

Ruth Trier married Robert Kephart on September 25, 2010.

Patrick Watts is manager at Accenture, Chicago.

Beth Weber Whitty had a son, Blake Sullivan, on May 20, 2010 (Kevin).


Emily Malinsky Baldwin and Todd '02 had a daughter, Helen Sarah, on May 24, 2010 (John, 3).

Richard Barajas is director of admissions at the University of Iowa-College of Pharmacy, Iowa City.

Sarah Cunningham and Andrew Ziemer were married on September 11, 2010.

Kari Foss is a resident in small animal neurology and neurosurgery at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, Columbus.

Anne Kotleba attends Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.

Brett Lewis is assistant vice president and bank manager of Harris N.A., Lockport, Ill.

Jonathan Pokora married Carlissa Roloff '06 on June 12, 2010. Jon is assistant principal at Marquardt Middle School, Glendale Heights, Ill.

Tracey Power is an event specialist with Victoria Group, Inc., Schiller Park, Ill.

Elizabeth Martin Roush had a son, Peter Joseph, on August 29, 2010 (Michael).

Jeff Svehla is an assistant defender for the State Appellate Defender, Chicago.

Amanda Tiffany is an epidemiologist with Epicentre/Médecins Sans Frontiéres, Geneva, Switzerland.

Amber Wickstrom Wishnevski is a dentist at Performance Dental Care, Palos Hills, Ill.


Megan Davison married Sean Beers on June 19, 2010. She teaches kindergarten in Greenacres, Fla.

Douglas Graham and Lynn Macas were married on May 14, 2010. Lynn is an associate attorney with Hawbecker & Garver, Hinsdale, Ill.

Keith '02 and Katherine Plasman Halley had a daughter, Laina Rose, on August 18, 2010.

Christina Herrera married Michael Olson on October 16, 2010.

Shawn McDowell had a daughter, Hadley Grace, on August 13, 2010 (Megan). Shawn is chief operating officer at Complete Sanitation, Plano, Ill.

Jennifer LaPorte Mohammad is quality of life coordinator for Little City Foundation, Palatine, Ill.

Dan Rooney married Melissa Richard on September 12, 2009.

Matthew Sikorski is a police officer with the Los Angeles (Calif.) Police Department.

Hope Taber married Jesse Placher in October 2009.

Brianne Van Lauwe is coordinator of college transfer counseling at Stanly Community College, Albermarle, N.C.

Kathy Villagomez is an environmental underwriter for XL Insurance, Chicago.

Colleen Wynne is an account manager at Staffmark, Carol Stream, Ill.


Matt Baier married Jessica Prozialeck '08 on July 31, 2010.

Misty Blomquist is a graduate student at National University of Health Sciences and is employed by All About Kids Pediatrics.

Kristen Bobik opened her own chiropractic and acupuncture clinic, Balance Chiropractic and Wellness, Villa Park, Ill.

Timothy Brinkmann is a financial stability counselor at St. Patrick Center, St. Louis, Mo.

Kate Butler attends Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kan.

Jon Fisher is a graduate student in molecular cell biology at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

Tom Foss teaches at DeKalb (Ill.) High School.

Ida Hallin married Svante Soderqvist on August 7, 2010. She graduated from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and is an assistant physician in the department of anaesthesiology at Danderyds Hospital, Stockholm.

Rick Harrigan was an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2010 Deaf International World Basketball Championships in Lublin, Poland.

Adam Houghton is a resident in family medicine at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Ind.

Sarah Kirberg is an attorney with the Gloor Law Group, Chicago.

Tom McIntire received the J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and is an attorney at Barash & Everett, Galesburg, Ill.

Abigayle Parsons is a nurse in the neuro intensive care unit at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison.

Carlissa Roloff married Jonathan Pokora '04 on June 12, 2010. She teaches fourth grade at Winkelman School, Glenview, Ill.

Kara Schilling is a trainer at Quality Cellular, Verona, Wis.

Andrew Setter married Natalie Blunier '07 on October 23, 2010.

Bree Tropp is a sales coordinator at NSA Juice Plus+.

Adam Wennmacher married Kristyna Petersen '07 on July 17, 2010.


Rachell Anderson is a first-grade bilingual teacher for the Belvidere (Ill.) School District.

Teresa Anguiano received the master's in molecular biology, microbiology and biochemistry from Southern Illinois University and works at Abbott Laboratories.

Natalie Blunier married Andrew Setter '06 on October 23, 2010.

Meghan Bolte received the J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School, Chicago.

David Breisch is the website and communications manager with the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, Moline, Ill.

Aaron Burns married Kristin Maki '08 on May 20, 2010.

Sarah Carlson is a graduate student in social work and urban planning at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Shanna Casey is an associate editor at Scranton Gillette Communications, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Kimberly Cieniawa is director of development and communication at Hamdard Center for Health & Human Services, Addison, Ill. She also is a graduate student in communication and leadership at Park University, Parkville, Mo.

Melissa Cinquegrani married Jesse Pence on July 17, 2010.

Beth Cloud received the doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) from the Mayo School of Health Sciences where she also was the recipient of the Erik J. Aasen Award.

Katie Gough is a sales representative at Cintas First Aid & Safety.

Elizabeth Jaenicke is a graduate student at Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colo.

Ben Leuck married Becky Rehn '08 on August 28, 2010.

Joanna Link married Kevin Johnson on June 19, 2010. She teaches math at North Scott High School, Eldridge, Iowa.

David Lopez and Meghan Miller were married in May 2010.

Molly McLean and Bryan Phillips were married on August 6, 2010.

Meghan Voiland McMillan received the doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) from the Mayo School of Health Sciences where she also was the recipient of the outstanding clinician award.

Allison Menozzi is an editorial paralegal assistant at Keller Rohrback, Seattle, Wash.

Deanne Muhs and Reed Panther were married on July 3, 2010.

Yoshiyuki Ono married Mai Yia Xiong on October 10, 2009. He received the master's degree in athletic training from the University of Findlay (Ohio) and was hired by AthletiCo as an athletic trainer for a high school. He also works as a visiting athletic trainer liaison for the Chicago Bulls.

Kristyna Petersen married Adam Wennmacher '06 on July 17, 2010.

Marisa Saunders received the doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) from Washington University School of Medicine and works at Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Harvey, Ill.

Susan Simosky received the literacy hero award from Rotary International, the International Reading Association and Culver Stockton College for starting a summer drama camp program for students and incorporating literature and literacy into summer programs.


Samantha Arbogast married Jason Korineck on October 15, 2010.

Laura Campagna married Justin Spawn on September 25, 2010.

Tiffany Chezum received a master's from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and is now pursuing a doctorate at the University of Oxford, London.

Katie Church married Joshua Evans on October 16, 2010.

Alexandra Czahor and Tristan Dollinger were married on May 30, 2010. Alexandra received the master's in communication disorders from Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., and now is a speech-language pathologist for Grayslake (Ill.) Middle School. Tristan is regional admissions coordinator (Chicago) for Truman State University.

Christina Garrett attends the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.Courtney James received the master's in college student personnel and is the assistant director of campus activities and events at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.

Jessica Juliano is a speech-language pathologist for the Crystal Lake (Ill.) School District.

Bryan Kett was honored by National-Louis University and WGN-TV as Teacher of the Month for September 2010. Bryan is a science teacher at Maine East High School, Park Ridge, Ill.

Niccole Kleeman married Kyle Bart on December 19, 2009.

Jodi Larson is a biology graduate student at Western Illinois University.



Ashley Lawson married Kyle Joustra on May 28, 2010.

Megan Lutgen married Chris McCoy on June 12, 2010.

Kristin Maki married Aaron Burns '07 on May 20, 2010.

Maureen McGonigle teaches K-4 Spanish at Pleasantdale Elementary School, LaGrange, Ill.

Jessica Prozialeck married Matt Baier '06 on July 31, 2010.

Becky Rehn married Ben Leuck '07 on August 28, 2010.

Alexandra Payne Reiling received the master's in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is a reference librarian at the Davenport (Iowa) Public Library.

Katie Fanello Van Lauwe received the master's in speech-language pathology from Illinois State University, and is a speech-language pathologist at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.

Clyde Andrew Walter is the events and outreach manager for the communication and marketing office at Augustana College.

Jen Windmiller is the assistant women's basketball coach and assistant cross country coach at Blackburn College, Carlinville, Ill.


Kevin Conte is carrier relations representative for Becker Logistics, Glendale Heights, Ill.

Maude Engstrom is a graduate student in the field of Nordic studies at Linköping Universitet, Linköping, Sweden.

Megan Barrett Fedje is a programmer at Dealer Marketing Services, Davenport, Iowa.

Julie Gass is a graduate student in clinical psychology at the University of Buffalo (N.Y.)

Gabriella Hurtado is a graduate student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Nathan Hurty works for Advanced Equities Private Client Group, San Francisco, Calif.

Alexander Kelly is a broker with Ruhl & Ruhl Commercial Real Estate, Davenport, Iowa.

Colleen Kilbride works at Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services in El Paso, Texas, as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Adam Langdon married Anastasia Loane '10 on June 19, 2010.

Andrew Lia is a graduate student at CalArts, Valencia, California.

Lisa Linnenkamp is a loan servicing specialist at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, West Des Moines, Iowa.

Mandy Marneris is the education and meetings assistant for the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Chicago.

Katie McCarthy is a graduate student in cognitive psychology at the University of Illinois.

Brianna Murray attends Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa.

Taylor Pocopanni is the independent living program director at Senior Star at Elmore Place, Davenport, Iowa.

Casey Russell attends Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Ill.

Christopher Saumell and Clare Webster were married on October 9, 2010.

Ashley Taylor is a membership specialist for the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois, Peoria.

Victoria Warnaar teaches social studies for the Moline (Ill.) School District.

Maggie Wiborg is a graduate student in library and information science at the University of Illinois.


Angela Baumgartner is a graduate student in the molecular biology doctoral program at Loyola Chicago Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.

Hollie Boetscher is a graduate student in speech-language pathology at Saint Xavier University, Chicago.

Koel Brooks attends Mayo School of Health Sciences, Rochester, Minn.

Kate Buckingham is an assistant teacher for first and second grade at Bennett Academy, Phoenix, Ariz.

Laura Burns attends the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Heather Christy teaches high school math in Braidwood, Ill.

Amanda Connon teaches music at Notre Dame High School, Peoria, Ill.

Ashley Cothron is in client relations at Premier Payment Systems, Oakbrook, Ill.

Isaak Daniels is a graduate student in theoretical/physical chemistry at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Kevin Day attends Northern Illinois University School of Law, DeKalb.

Tim Deets is a graduate student in accountancy at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa.

Jeff Dekoker is a graduate student in computer science at Illinois State University, Normal.

Stephanie Dilling teaches math for the Davenport (Iowa) Community Schools.

Maria Donile is part of the special events and fund-raising team for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Libertyville, Ill.

Katie Fordonski is the corporate brand marketing coordinator at John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., Elgin, Ill.

Ashley Fuqua teaches fourth grade for the Minooka (Ill.) School District.

Sarah Garthe teaches English as a foreign language for fifth- and sixth-grade students at Inglés Abre Puertas in Iquique, Chile.

Molly Jackson teaches English at Earlville (Ill.) High School.

Michael Kendall attends Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, Glendale, Ariz.

Pamela Larson works at Casa Marianella in Austin, Texas, as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Ashley Lewis works for American Marketing and Publishing, DeKalb, Ill.

Anastasia Loane married Adam Langdon '09 on June 19, 2010.

Erin O'Leary teaches elementary general music for the Schaumburg (Ill.) School District.

Jorie Ollenburger is a counselor at the Center for Alcohol and Drug Services, Davenport, Iowa.

Amanda Plucker is a graduate student at Rockford (Ill.) College.

Aggie Rzucidlo is a graduate student at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), and the massage therapy program manager at the UIC student recreation facility.

Liz Scarlata is the associate marketing communications manager at Learning Curve Brands.

Sam Schlouch is the community relations and fund development coordinator for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Davenport, Iowa.

Jason Schultz teaches at Zhongnan University of Law & Economics, Wuhan, China.

Samantha Shepardson is a psychology graduate student at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.

Megan Sibenaller is a math tutor and ACT prep tutor at Huntington Learning Center and the fail-safe math resource teacher at Warren Township High School, Gurnee, Ill.

Chelsey Svela is a fourth-grade teacher and volleyball coach at Steward (Ill.) Elementary School.

Dana Swanson is serving in the Lutheran Volunteer Corps.

Wendy White is an audiology graduate student at West Virginia University, Morgantown.

Jill Zelinski teaches Spanish at Peoria (Ill.) Academy.