Class Notes through 1989

Received as of May 31, 2013


Arthur Nelson received the 2012 Spirit of Compassion award from the Swedish Covenant Hospital Foundation, Chicago.


David Olson’s book, Baby Impossible, is now available in English as an ebook at He is pastor of the International Church of Sweden, Stockholm.

Allan Griesemer was named Man of the Year in Redlands, Calif., during the Redlands Chamber of Commerce Annual Installation Dinner & Civic Awards Ceremony.


John Borling’s book, Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton, was published by Master Wings Publishing. A POW for more than six years, John mentally composed poetry and communicated it to fellow prisoners via a special, but forbidden tap code. He committed thousands of words to memory and recorded all his poems upon his release.


Tom Roets received the John M. Gould Award from Deere & Company, which recognizes former John Deere finance employees who demonstrated leadership and extraordinary skills in technical accounting, business acumen, employee development or innovation during their career.

Curt Roseman’s book, Building the American Dream: A Swedish Immigrant Carpenter, Contractor, and Family in Moline, Ill., tells the story of his grandfather’s contracting business and the family history. Included is a chapter on his parents, Dorothy and Clifford Roseman who operated the College Pharmacy (and later College Sundries), which were popular destinations for Augustana students.


John Coy merged The Consulting Network with Global Impact after 23 years of corporate consulting. He also retired from the Wintergreen Partners, Inc., after serving six years on the board of directors and chair of the board.

The second edition of Bill Moorcroft’s book, Understanding Sleep and Dreaming, revised and updated, has been published by Springer Press.


Judith Anderson Kuhagen received the 2013 Margaret Mann Citation from the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. She was recognized for her outstanding record of providing guidance to catalogers worldwide, in the form of expert training, documentation and dedicated encouragement.


Linda Lefstein Cutler retired from Cargill, Inc., after 39 years. When she retired, she was serving as vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary.


George Drost was named board president of World Chicago, the old International Visitors Center.


Patricia Hutchins Parsons, public service administrator at the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Rock Island, has retired after 41 years.


Jim McGrath, sports information director and associate athletic director at Butler University, was inducted into the 2013 CoSIDA Hall of Fame.


Nan Carter received the doctorate in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute, Berkeley, Calif.


Al Bowman has retired as president of Illinois State University, Normal. He served the university for 35 years in faculty and administrative roles.

Jill Fischer Carter received the Ed.D. in science, social studies and environmental education integration from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.

Mark Petersen was named a John Deere Classic community hero for his actions as a positive force in the community. A volunteer with the golf tournament for many years, the John Deere Classic honored him with a donation to the Moline Kiwanis Foundation.


Tim Marquardt is chief financial officer for Max Credit Union, Montgomery, Ala.

David Schertz is chief executive officer of the OSF HealthCare Northern Region, based in Rockford, Ill.


Rich Hensey is director for budget and finance of the Mission Advancement Unit at the Churchwide Office of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago.



Ross Heath directed three short Samuel Beckett plays, That Time, Embers, and Rough for Theatre II, earlier this year at the Arcturus Theater, Washington, D.C.


Penny Foy is the business manager for Cumulus Broadcasting, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Lindsay Rhodenbaugh was appointed senior vice president, chief development officer for the Bayhealth Foundation, Dover, Del.


Research conducted by Janet Larson Monson was published in the scientific journal Transfusion. Her work documented the efficacy of extending the shelf life of plasma, a blood component used in treating trauma wounds and bleeding during surgery.

James Rokaitis retired from the Modesto (Calif.) Police Department after 21 years of service. He has since joined Stanislaus Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, working as a prevention consultant.


Kirk Bednar was named city manager for Brentwood, Tenn., after serving as assistant city manager for more than 12 years.

Ike Brannon had a daughter, Zeren Audrey, on November 30, 2011 (Berna; Dilara, 5). He is director of research at the R Street Institute, Washington, D.C., and a principal at the Capital Policy Analytics Group, a Washington, D.C., consulting firm.

Jim Porter is chief financial officer of Presence St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, Ill.


Amy Lamphere married John Gray on June 15, 2012.

Terri Potter was promoted to assistant vice president for student affairs at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, N.H.


Denise Yoder was named head athletic trainer at Augustana College.