Class Notes 2000-2012

Received as of Nov. 1, 2012


Ryan Casey is a theology student at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., where he also is a student with the Paulist Fathers.

Mike and Ashley Schuler ’02 Esposito had a daughter, Amber Noelle, on September 5, 2012 (Jocelyn, 4).

Jennifer Pozniak Fischrup had a son, Christopher Thomas, on January 26, 2012 (Tim; Makayla, 4).

Jill Salsman married Kenneth Leer on October 6, 2012. She is a psychologist at the Park Nicollet Melrose Institute, St. Louis Park, Minn.


Matthew Boland had a daughter, Alice Catherine, on August 30, 2011 (Stephanie; Annie, 4, Brooks, 2). Matt is a consumer business analyst with NBT Bank, Norwich, N.Y.

Jason Deibert had twin girls, Adeline Marie and Emma Jean, on January 1, 2012 (Kelley).

Julie Hagg married Joe Cory on September 21, 2012.

Katherine Lullo Hintz had a daughter, Nora Marie, on February 7, 2012 (Joel).

Laura Licari was promoted to clinical advisor for CVS Caremark.

Carissa Rojanasumaphong ’01 Miller had a daughter, Coraline Elizabeth, on September 8, 2012.

Angela Stevenson teaches for the East Moline (Ill.) School District.


Jenna Braun teaches Spanish at Sweetwater (Tenn.) High School.

Carrie Engstrom Crowe had a son, Thomas Harrison, on August 8, 2012 (Tom).

Emily Shenk DeMay had a son, Tristan Alan, on September 24, 2011 (John).

Amanda Doyle Denning had a son, William Michael, on August 30, 2012 (Jackson, 2).

Trisha Tinnes Engle had a daughter, Charlotte Lee, on September 24, 2012 (Eric; Isaiah, 4).

Mike ’00 and Ashley Schuler Esposito had a daughter, Amber Noelle, on September 5, 2012 (Jocelyn, 4).

Shelly Meyer Freemole had a daughter, Jane, in May 2012 (Matt; Alice, 2).

Philip Kiraly and Lindsay Schrand were married on June 30, 2012.

Carrie Armentrout Lundgren had a daughter, Hallie, in May 2011 (James; Keegan, 6, Kylie, 4).

Brooke Bond Schedler had a son, Harrison John, on September 24, 2012 (Dan; Hudson, 2).

Marty Wietfeldt had a daughter, Lauren Margaret, on April 3, 2012 (Debbie).


Beth Benoit married Matthew Swiderski on July 13, 2012.

Lindsay Daniels married Richard Speidel on August 13, 2011.

Kristina Hanson married Kevin Cavanaugh ’06 on October 6, 2012.

Matt Hawkins married Valerie Hackett on September 2, 2012.

Elyce Kluz Jahn works in U.S. sales for Medshape, Inc.

Jaclyn Smith Jensen had a daughter, Aubrey, on September 25, 2012 (Kevin; Liam, 3).

Bryan and Kristen Bealer ’05 Lagerstam had a daughter, Katherine Joy, on August 12, 2012.

Lori Papineau Mackay had a daughter, Margaret, on August 13, 2012 (Eric).

Jacob and Laura Pilato ’04 Polancich had a daughter, Molly, in April 2012.

Sheila Nguyen Ryan received the Juris Doctor (J.D.) from South Texas College of Law.

Steven Schulz had a son, Cullen Andrew, on June 5, 2012 (Narina).

Jill Youngblood married Henry Boomer on June 24, 2012.


Adam Bain was honored by the Kiwanis Club of Rock Island as the 2012 recipient of the George F. Hixson Fellowship Award, one of the highest honors bestowed to a Kiwanis member.

Justin and Katie Pertl Duff had twins, Leighton Faith and Lucas Martin on September 14, 2012.

Jenn McGowan Geryol had a son, Gage Ryan, on September 7, 2012 (Chris; Dominic, Jacob, Olivia).

Ellen Eckel Manning had a daughter, Rose Ellen, on April 6, 2012 (Skip).

Jacob ’03 and Laura Pilato Polancich had a daughter, Molly, in April 2012.

Megan Halpin Silianoff adopted a daughter, Macy Carter, in September 2012 (Danny).

Allison Skorich married Kent Borecky on June 15, 2012.

Kelly Thompson joined the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend as an AmeriCorps member working with the foundation’s youth initiatives.

Jacob Vandemoortel is assistant principal at Hilltop Elementary School, Elgin, Ill.

Andy and Sarah Cunningham Ziemer had a son, Owen August, on November 21, 2011.


Bethany Bellmyer had a daughter, Norah Brenlie, on December 21, 2011 (Scott).

Ryan and Victoria VanWetering ’06 Ericksen had a daughter, Olivia Christina, on October 12, 2012.

Joanne Argersinger Hemmer had a son, Peyton John, on April 18, 2012 (Matthew).

Nicole Kromphardt is the office manager at New York Life, Normal, Ill.

Bryan ’03 and Kristen Bealer Lagerstam had a daughter, Katherine Joy, on August 12, 2012.

John Mischler had a son, Tobias, on September 11, 2012.

Jason Myers married Jennifer LaMantia on April 21, 2012.

Kristina Henson Oland teaches special education at Sycamore (Ill.) High School.

Corinne Raney married Tim Zehr on June 25, 2011.

Cynthia Richard teaches fourth grade at Chamisa Elementary School, White Rock, N.M.

Holly Free Sallows had a daughter, Lucy, on July 23, 2012 (Stephen; Gabriel, 6, Elly, 4).

Jill Moth Tartaglia had a daughter, Giavanna Lily, on April 12, 2012 (David).

Katie Vegter married Gregory Guimon on August 12, 2011.

Jordan Watson was promoted to assistant basketball coach at Dartmouth University, Hanover, N.H.


Misty Blomquist received the master’s in oriental medicine from the National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Ill.

Leo and Marci Hill ’07 Byrd had a daughter, Lilah, in January 2012 (Gianna, 1).

Kevin Cavanaugh married Kristina Hanson ’03 on October 6, 2012.

Jenica Faber Cole had a daughter, Hadley Brynn, on May 23, 2011 (Brad).

Ryan ’05 and Victoria VanWetering Ericksen had a daughter, Olivia Christina, on October 12, 2012.

Stephanie Collins Johnson had a son, Theodore Patrick, on September 23, 2012 (Greg).

Amy Meier received the master’s in music education from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.

Sarah Nutt married Matthew Moore on June 11, 2011. She works in teacher education services at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.

Kristen Oates is a psychology/sociology instructor at East Central College, Rolla, Mo.

Thomas Ott and his band Butterfly in Traffic recently released an album titled Constant State of Motion.

Megan Payne married Andrew Klein on June 9, 2012.

Kristen Tansor is a reading specialist for the Bellwood (Ill.) School District.


Teresa Anguiano is in the environmental and occupational health program at the University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Graduate School of Public Health.

Leo ’06 and Marci Hill Byrd had a daughter, Lilah, in January 2012 (Gianna, 1).

Shanna Casey is a communication consultant in Chicago at Mercer, an operating unit of Marsh and McLennan Companies.

Kimberly Cieniawa received the master’s in communication and leadership from Park University, Parkville, Mo.

Adam Derrick and Melinda Diehl were married on August 11, 2012.

Maggie Hassler is coordinator of communication and public relations at John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago.

Cole Herwaldt works for NANA Management Services, Kotzebue, Alaska, in the winter, and spends summers as a trail crew foreman in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana.

Sarah Konfirst married Nate Mayer on June 8, 2012.

Carianne Meng received the M.Ed. in higher education administrative services from McKendree University, Lebanon. Ill.

Becky Seib married Fabian Medrano on March 26, 2011. She works as a speech-language pathologist in St. Augustine, Fla.

Susan Simosky married William Bookless in July 2012. She teaches at George Washington Middle School, Dubuque, Iowa.

Nicole Malinowski Washak had a son, Hunter, on April 27, 2012 (Thomas).


Katie Arnold married Matt Carey on October 26, 2012.

Sean DeBuysere received the D.O. in osteopathic medicine from Des Moines (Iowa) University.

Ashley Lawson Joustra had a son, Kaden Anthony, in April 2012 (Kyle).

April Ladenberger is a data coordinator at Volt, East Moline, Ill.

Bryn Lawrence is a business analyst at Deere & Co., Moline, Ill.

Yvonne Lyden married Cody Drake on October 5, 2012. She works for Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena, Ill.

Liz Majewski married Tyler Carlson ’09 on September 1, 2012.

Kathleen Maloney married Mark Bernhardt on September 15, 2012. She is a medical laboratory scientist at Loyola University Medical Center.

Jay Manske married Karen Stanfa ’09 on June 16, 2012.

David Meier received the D.D.S. from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, where he is now in the endodontic specialty program.

Monica Mugica Dennis is a category manager at Victoria’s Secret.

Abby Munson received the doctor of physical therapy from Des Moines (Iowa) University.

Christina Pontikes is an NICU nurse at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill.

Ashley Stultz is a strategic communications analyst at State Farm Insurance, Bloomington, Ill.


Tyler Carlson married Liz Majewski ’08 on September 1, 2012.

Tiffany Curry received the M.B.A. from Morris Graduate School of Management, Chicago. She works in the global diversity and inclusion office at Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill.

Stephanie Hortsman teaches French at Thornridge High School, Dolton, Ill.

Amy Hultquist is director of sales and marketing for G Wear, Plano, Texas.

Adam Mulherin and Julie Roy were married on June 23, 2012.

Francesca Navarro teaches second grade at Crestwell School, Fort Myers, Fla.

Danielle Oester married Max Petersen ’10 on July 23, 2011.

Ben Sanberg teaches kindergarten for the United School District, Monmouth, Ill.

Karen Stanfa married Jay Mansk ’08 on June 16, 2012. Karen teaches second grade at Mill Creek Elementary School, Geneva, Ill.


Ellen Adams married Ryan Johnson ’11 on June 23, 2012. They are both at the University of Iowa.

Christina Brennan received the master’s in public health from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. She currently attends the University of Illinois at Chicago in the doctor of nursing practice program.

Emily Buffington married Alex Larson on June 16, 2012.

Jacqueline Celske is a graduate student in public and media relations at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Dana Ferguson is a project administrator for Data Dimensions, Janesville, Wis.

Megan Ferris and Austin Reynolds were married on September 15, 2012. Austin received the master’s in economics from the University of Illinois.

Katie Fick received the master’s in elementary education from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Maria Ford received the master’s in library and information science from the University of Illinois. She is library director for the Hudson Area Public Library District, Hudson, Ill. Andrew Harrison married Sheena Kemp ’11 on September 15, 2012.

Megan Hoerner works for the Carlisle (Iowa) Community School District as the grades 5-12 band director.

Tim Koll received the master’s in music education from VanderCook College of Music, Chicago.

Rachel Krein and Benjamin Webb were married on August 3, 2012.

Adam Krejci is a senior associate engineer at Caterpillar, Mossville, Ill.

Jeff Lackaff and Megan Timmerman were married on June 29, 2012. Megan teaches band for the Prairie Central School District, Fairbury, Ill.

Ashley Lewis married Tom Fawkes on June 9, 2012.

Kelly Magoon attends Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago.

Daniel Meden serves in the Peace Corps as a teacher trainer for the Ugandan Ministry of Education.

Katie Nett received the master’s in speech language pathology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Max Petersen married Danielle Oester ’09 on July 23, 2011.

Christina Rosin is a paraprofessional at Niles West High School, Skokie, Ill.

Bryan Schuldt married Laura Valentine ’11 on May 27, 2012.


Shannon Haan and Lucas Westblade were married on October 27, 2012.

Jim Johannsen works for the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation, Elizabeth, Ill., as the land protection specialist.

Ryan Johnson married Ellen Adams ’10 on June 23, 2012. They are both at the University of Iowa.

Sheena Kemp married Andrew Harrison ’10 on September 15, 2012. Sheena is a tax analyst for Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

Kristin Klouda is a graduate student in the field of costume design at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.

Michael Lamb attends North Central College, Naperville, Ill.

Allison Lee was promoted to assistant general manager at M.H. Alshaya Co. and transferred to the flagship store in Dubai, UAE.

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

Taralee Morgan is a technology consultant at Sedona Technologies, Moline, Ill.

James Scudder is transportation planner for the Mid America Regional Council, Kansas City, Mo.

Laura Valentine married Bryan Schuldt ’10 on May 27, 2012.

Ian Williams teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) at Central China Normal University, Wuhan.


Emily Beatty is a guest relations hostess intern at Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Zain Dada is a Google apps technical specialist in the Google Enterprise Division, located on the main Google campus in Mountain View, Calif.

Robert Flynn is a fixed income analyst for Reams Asset Management, Columbus, Ind.

Maggie Hayes teaches first grade at Achievement First Hartford (Conn.) Elementary Academy as a 2012 Teach for America Corps member.

Mark Marogil is the grant analyst for the Rock Island Economic Growth Corp.