Class Notes (1990-1999)

(received as of June 1, 2012)


Paul Bacon is visiting professor of art history at Dominican University, River Forest, Ill.

Emily Benson is supervising producer at IW Productions, directing and producing the shows Unique Eats and Unique Sweets for the Cooking Channel.

Gretchen Hughes Buhlig was appointed vice president for leadership giving at Arizona State University Foundation for a New American University, Mesa.

Jodi Krohmer Joung had a son, Tae Jacob, on January 11, 2012 (Kenneth).


Karen Hindhede, professor of English at Central Arizona College, received the college’s George Fridell Excellence in Teaching Award.

Kirk Huffaker had a son, Jackson, on October 18, 2011 (Kristie).


Angelda Birdsall is clinical supervisor and behavior analyst with Illinois Crisis Prevention Network.

Paula Anderson Nimrick was promoted to cost accounting manager at McLaughlin Body Co., Moline, Ill.

Eric Rowell received the master’s degree in organizational management from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa.


Shawn Beattie had a son, William Robert, on March 14, 2012 (Kamy; Caroline, 2).


Dan Henning married Sara Leitsch on November 12, 2011.

Charlie Kyle was named principal of St. Charles (Ill.) East High School.

Rita Proske Mourisse had a son, David Joseph, on February 16, 2012 (Steve; Francie, 3).

Jennifer Watland had a son, Emeric Louis David Bourgeois, on July 11, 2011. She received her Ph.D. in French literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.



Rebecca McMeekan Heick was named emergency services director for the American Red Cross of the Quad Cities.

Martha Osland Johnson had a daughter, Clare Evelyn, on April 6, 2011 (Nora, 3).

Cheryl Froberg Maio had a daughter, Emily Rose, on October 14, 2011 (Alan).


Michelle Bozsa Burton had a daughter, Riley Grace, on December 1, 2011 (Daniel). Michelle is director of merchandising operations for True Value Co.

Amy McCabe Conner had a daughter, Emma Rose, on November 2, 2011 (Christopher; Leah, 5, Patrick, 4).

Jill Moline Eccher had a daughter, Ella Malia, on November 9, 2011 (Marc; Braden, 6, Luke, 4).

Julijana Kozina married Vedran Higota on November 12, 2011. She is an engagement manager at Fruition Partners, Chicago.

Wayne Sutton is an admissions counselor at Ashford University, Denver, Colo.

Amanda Braun Thorne is regional vice president for Boston Reed, an Ascend Learning Co., Napa, Calif.

Angela Bauer Williams adopted a son, Aiden Cole, in June 2011 (Justin).


Toni Tortorello Allaway works with Luca Lashes LLC, translating a series of educational children’s stories into French and serving as the narrator for the French versions.

Jeffrey ’00 and Jodi Corey Behrens had twin daughters, Helena Fern and Finley Lynn, on September 12, 2011 (Owen, 3).

David Brown was named athletic director for the Spencer (Iowa) Community School District.

Adam and Susan Cassettari Carter had a son, Wyatt Lee, on November 30, 2011 (Abigail, 5, Dylan, 3).

Cecilia Karlberg Lagerdahl had a son, Viktor, on November 3, 2011 (Jakob; Emelie, 2).


Russell and Kristin Lindgren Lemmon had a daughter, Nora Kristin, on July 20, 2011.

Tana Drefcinski Lucas had a daughter, Maryn Nicole, on September 30, 2010 (Sean). Tana was promoted to chief administrative officer at Caleel Practice Management Group, Oak Brook, Ill.

William and Dawn Foster ’99 Pokorny had a son, Henry Robert, on December 26, 2011 (Jack, 4, Will, 2).

Brian and Jackie Basler ’99 Sebastian had a daughter, Brynn Nicole, on October 19, 2010.


Mark ’01 and Erika Krouth Behrens had a daughter, Ivy Grace, on April 22, 2011 (Max, 4).

Susan Black-Beth, chief operating officer for Super Wash, was honored by the International Franchise Association as the Bonny LeVine Award recipient.

Karen Boyd, human resources director at Black Hawk College, Moline, Ill., has been named head coach for the college’s women’s basketball team.

Wendy Anderson Hess had a daughter, Molly Lauren, on March 4, 2011 (Nathan; Andrew, 2).

Sheila Nolan Lindsay received the master’s in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. She works at the UCSF Breast Cancer Clinic as a nurse practitioner.

Amanda Haggard Maevers is senior associate–information product solutions at Mercer, Chicago.

William ’98 and Dawn Foster Pokorny had a son, Henry Robert, on December 26, 2011 (Jack, 4, Will, 2).

Brian ’98 and Jackie Basler Sebastian had a daughter, Brynn Nicole, on October 19, 2010.

Christopher ’01 and Cara Fiorello Sweet had a daughter, Lorien Dawn, on June 3, 2011 (Jonah, 4).