Class notes 2000-2010

(received as of May 31, 2011)


Jason Clark and Cherie Peterson '01 Clark had a son, Griffin, on February 16, 2011 (Tyler, 2).

Luke Cooley and Meghan Kelly '99 Cooley had a son, Oliver Christian, on February 24, 2011.

Heather Hoffman Kluck and Ryan Kluck '02 had a daughter, Norah, in April 2009.

Michael Marquess was appointed lead prosecutor for the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, a federally recognized Indian tribe located in Tama.

David Martinez won the Air Force's top award for medical personnel this year. He is with the 27th Special Operations Medical Dental Operations Squadron.

Lucy Anello Miller and Bill Miller '99 had a daughter, Loran Mae, on March 17, 2011 (Liam, 4, Adam, 2).

Kristie Wiorkowski Miller had a son, Owen Thomas, on February 6, 2011 (Chad; Andrew and Alec, 5; Nicholas, Brady and Benjamin, 3).

Scott Nicholson and Tricia Kostner '04 Nicholson had a son, Evan Scott, on October 10, 2010 (Camryn, 2).

Dana Christiansen Pomroy had a daughter, Aerilyn Charlotte, on May 11, 2010 (Brennan).

Andrea Brown Riley had a son, Elliot, on August 25, 2010.

Megan Schwartz Zuquino had a daughter, Evelyn Marie, on November 15, 2010 (Vinicio).


Sayeed Ali and Shelley Rogers Ali had a son, Andrew, on April 28, 2010.

Nicole Habich Carrera is production/inventory control manager for Windy City Wire, Bolingbrook, Ill.

Cherie Peterson Clark and Jason Clark '00 had a son, Griffin, on February 16, 2011 (Tyler, 2).

Tyson Crist is program manager at Nexergy, Inc. in Colorado.

Anne Madura Earel and Jim Earel '02 had a son, Isaac James, on December 11, 2010.

Anita Foss married Jon Pavlik on June 26, 2010.
Clayton Guler is operations coordinator/business office manager for the Rockford (Ill.) Park District.

Kim Sinnott Jablonski had a son, Connor Patrick, on April 19, 2010 (Tom).

Beth Johnson is professor of geology at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Menasha, Wis.

Sarah Sottos Nedved had a son, Leo, on January 17, 2011 (Peter).


Jim Earel and Anne Madura '01 Earel had a son, Isaac James, on December 11, 2010.

Matt Freemole and Shelly Meyer Freemole had a daughter, Alice, on July 31, 2010.

Megan Foster Fuentes had a son, Cruz, in January 2010 (Alex).

Brad Haverback was named financial representative at World Trend Financial.

Ryan Kluck and Heather Hoffman '00 Kluck had a daughter, Norah, in April 2009.

Julie Lewis is vice president of health policy and government relations for Amedisys, Inc.

Jenna Benz-Dean McCarthy had a son, Evan Charles, on August 28, 2010 (Rob).

Janine Morris Pickett had a daughter, Reagan Eliza, on April 14, 2011 (Joshua).

Andrea Muschetto Purcell is a college counselor at Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, Ill.

Brian Torrence had a son, Joseph Brian, on June 10, 2010 (Michael, 4, Nicholas, 2).

Robert Volz and Kathleen Reif Volz had a son, Peter John, on March 14, 2011. They will be in New Zealand for the next year where Bob will complete a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland.


Brad Amundsen and Rachael Shemitis were married on May 14, 2011.

Kim Martin Andrews had a daughter, Reese Marie, on September 11, 2010 (Jason).

Jeff Dunn and Kim Ciesco Dunn had a son, Jacob Jeffrey, on January 21, 2011. Jeff is now a named partner at the law firm of Murphy & Dunn, Peoria, Ill.

Ryan Engstrom is a chiropractor at Chiro One Wellness Centers, Oak Brook, Ill.

Carly Hengels married Bill Franz on October 23, 2010.

Luke Johnston teaches English at Cambridge (Ill.) Jr./Sr. High School.

Abbi Leman is manager of alumni relations and communications for the City University of New York School of Law, Flushing.

Kate Stilwell Leos had a daughter, Grace Elizabeth, on February 24, 2011 (Alex).

Ashley Dethloff Neal had a son, Brady Matthew Kai, on March 22, 2010.

Lori Papineau married Eric Mackay on July 17, 2010.

Zak Protzman works on strategy and business development for, Chicago.

Chris Werner and Janna Peterson Wernerhad a son, Elijah James, on February 13, 2011 (Addison, 3).

Kyle Youngberg and Amy Fisher '04 were married on September 25, 2010.



Paul Bailie is pastor of Iglesia Luterana San Lucas, Eagle Pass, Texas.

Robert Dobbins is a public finance associate at Standard & Poor's, San Francisco, Calif.

Amy Fisher and Kyle Youngberg '03 were married on September 25, 2010.

Heather Fugiel married James Evans on October 16, 2010.

Allison Hengesh received the M.Ed. in educational administration from Lewis University, Romeoville, Ill.

Anders Lindquist is clinical research coordinator at Ohio State University's Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Hospital, Columbus.

Scott Nicolson '00 and Tricia Kostner Nicholson had a son, Evan Scott, on October 10, 2010 (Camryn, 2).

Eva Peterson is division manager of the Escambia County (Fla.) Community Redevelopment Agency.

Andrew Scott is coordinator of academic support services at Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, Ill.

Matthew Simcock is senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting, Washington, D.C.

Chris Sula received the Ph.D. in philosophy from the City University of New York. He is now an assistant professor at Pratt Institute's School of Information and Library Science, New York, N.Y.


Jorge Acosta is assistant director of admissions (Chicago) at Augustana.

Laura Carter married Scott Diedrich on June 5, 2010.

Michael Fusco is a contracting officer for the Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Soldier, Chemical, Research, and Test, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

Nicholas Hieser and Julia Lombardo '06 were married on September 25, 2010.

Laura Johnson Kamprath received the master of divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She and husband, Matthew, serve as co-pastors of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Campbell Hill, Ill.

Jennifer La Porte Mohammad had a son, Noah Rizik, on October 4, 2010.

Traci Priebe married Mike Freitas on November 13, 2010.

Melissa Soluri married Dustin Fornoff on July 31, 2010.


Stephanie Aulis married Anthony Blazina on May 13, 2011.

Andrew Bloom received the M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and has entered a preliminary residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Leo Byrd and Marcia Hill '07 Byrd had a daughter, Gianna May, on November 25, 2010.

Emily Dahl works in the Washington, D.C., office of Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk.

Maribeth Hoff married Marc Craft on August 14, 2010.

Terra Jacobson was promoted to library services manager at Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Ill.

Julia Lombardo and Nicholas Hieser '05 were married on September 25, 2010.

Stephanie Mountford is a physical therapist for Athletico, Lincoln Park, Ill., specializing in lymphedema treatment for breast cancer survivors.

Kristen Oates is a psychology instructor at Potomac State College, Keyser, W.Va.

Stephanie Schneider received the doctor of veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and is an intern at Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson (Ariz.).

Amy VonBergen married Nicholas Weicheck on July 24, 2010. She teaches fourth grade for Fox River Grove (Ill.) School District.

Scott Walker works in Denver, Colo., as a territory manager covering the western United States for John Deere.

Frank Weglarz is a producer for the Hawk Agency, Peoria, Ill.


Marcia Hill Byrd and Leo Byrd '06 had a daughter, Gianna May, on November 25, 2010.

Shanna Casey was promoted to managing editor of Residential Lighting and Home Fashion Forecast magazines at Scranton Gillette Communications, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Sheena Cunningham married Ryan Harker on April 24, 2010. She recently graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has started a family medicine residency at Genesis in Davenport, Iowa.

Brian Gunderson is participating in an apprenticeship with EarthDance, whose mission is to grow and inspire local FARMS-Food, Art, Relationships & Music-Sustainably.

Meghan Harl married Jeremy Ludin on August 14, 2010. She is an account manager for Guardian Industries.

Justin Hinzman received the M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and is now an obstetrics and gynecology resident at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.

Matthew Johnson received the master's in analytical chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Mallory Logsdon graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a pediatric resident at the University of Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Amy Lorenz married Kevin Krone on September 25, 2010.

Katie McMickle married Nicholas Sivertsen on September 18, 2010. She is an accountant at Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill.

Kerstin O'Connor is assistant director of admissions at Augustana.

Nick Padiak received the master's in journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Reed Panther is community development specialist for DuPage County (Ill.).

Daniel Pearson married Meredith Newman on May 21, 2011. He received the M.D. from St. Louis University and was promoted to the rank of captain. He is stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Brigit Ray received the M.D. from the University of Iowa and was named Outstanding Student in Family Medicine by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians. She is a family medicine resident at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Jake Taylor and Melissa Engel '08 were married on May 28, 2011. He received the doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.



Jennifer Buchholtz Augustin CHECK had a son, Aiden John, on January 20, 2011 (Michael).

Christine Bridge is a registered nurse in the surgical care unit at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, Peoria.

Carrie Clark is a law student at John Marshall Law School, Chicago.

Melissa Engel married Jake Taylor '07 on May 28, 2011.

Emily Johnson is assistant director of admissions at Augustana.

Douglas Martini is a graduate student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


Christina Biggs is in the physician assistant program at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Rachel Gahn is a pharmacy student at the University of Minnesota.

Ken Haltenhof teaches high school social studies in La Geiba, Honduras.

Heather Holland received the master's in English from Bradley University, Peoria, Ill.

Christopher Johnson and Ashley Hombaker '10 were married on June 12, 2010. He is a software developer with Dupage Medical Group, Downers Grove, Ill.

Teri Santee Martin is a bank teller for the RIA Federal Credit Union.

Amy Morvay married Christopher Hurst on March 26, 2011. She received the M.Ed. in community counseling from Loyola University, Chicago.

Melissa Goode Raap is associate merchandise manager (print music) at West Music, Coralville, Iowa.

Emily Rector married Tristan Lechelt on November 6, 2010.

Kelley Semens is an occupational therapy student at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

David Webb married Colleen Kitka on October 9, 2010. He is an IT marketing director for Wellbuilt Equipment, Crete, Ill.

Chaundre White, second-year law student at Loyola University, was part of the team that recently won the American Association for Justice Mock Trial Competition's regional championship in Indianapolis. The team finished in the top four at the national level in Las Vegas, Nev.


Mark Anderson is a staff accountant at Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Chicago.

Lindsey Bell is a program assistant in annual giving at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, Ill.

Paul Benson married Anna Kittle on May 6, 2011. He is warehouse manager for Benson Stone Co., Rockford, Ill.

Jessie Devore is a graduate student in the field of clinical social work at the University of Denver (Colo.).

Marie Dienhart is the editorial assistant in the business, marketing and career education department at Goodheart-Willcox Publishing Co., Tinley Park, Ill.

Emmet Fairfield attends Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb.

Libby Geison is a pharmacy student at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Ashley Hombaker and Christopher Johnson '09 were married on June 12, 2010. She teaches at Gemini Junior High School, Niles, Ill.

Patrick Irish is a recruiter for Berico Technologies, Arlington, Va.

Samantha Pancamo married Philip Popovich on December 13, 2010. She is a medical-chiropractic assistant at Spine Care of Tidewater in Virginia.

Christopher Schilf attends Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.

Amy Schilke is a preschool teacher at Teddy's Place, Sun Prairie, Wis.

Kaitlin Sirois is a media associate at Starcom, Chicago.

Anne Spoden is with the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce as talent attraction & retention coordinator and director, The Network: Young Professionals of the Quad Cities.

Megan Wilson is an outreach advocate for Family Resources, Moline, Ill.