Outlook Magazine - Fall 2022





1950s Robert Spinti ’54 received the Outstanding Eagle Scout for Chippewa Valley Council by the National Eagle Scout Association in 2020. 1960s Gloria Gade Hardy ’68 received first place for her wool weaving in the Daughters of the American Revolution American Heritage Contest Fiber Arts – Weaving Category. It was displayed at the DAR national convention in June, in Washington, D.C. 1970s Craig Petersburg ’71 published his fifth book titled “Join the Sky, Humanity’s Endless Search.” It is a poetry compilation spanning more than five decades of writing. Robert Newton ’72 has two bowls he created displayed at the Ingrained in Wisconsin Exhibit at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. Jim Braun(’73 retired in 2007 after teaching special education for more than 30 years in various schools around Colorado. Barbara Halpin George ’73 received the distinguished service award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Randolph Macholl ’73 works part-time at AutoZone after 50 years working full time. He is a grandpa and has been married for 37 years. 8 4

Thomas Wiltzius ’73 was inducted into the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Jan. 20, 2022, for his role as an executive coach and his collaborative contributions in the formation of New North Inc. Pete Sesselman ’74 retired in 2018 after working 42 years in various vocational rehabilitation positions. The last 19 years were with Montana Vocational Rehabilitation. Steve Weber ’74 retired in 2017 after 38 years as an international captain for Delta Airlines. Kay Emerson Zimmerman ’74 , the associate vice provost for marketing and partnership development at North Carolina State University, is retiring after two decades dedicated to online and distance learning. Deborah Ebert Gangnon ’75 retired in June 2021 after teaching in the sewing industry and education for 45 years. Jon Schoenborn ’75 retired in December 2021 from International Paper Inc. after working 46 years in the corrugated packaging industry. David Bates ’76 sold a restored 1941 Boeing-Stearman biplane to John Paul Jones, bass guitarist for Led Zeppelin rock band in South Hampton, England. Kirk Meintsma ’76 retired from Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors after 12 years of being a project manager. Bill Pierquet ’76 retired after 40 years of multiunit restaurant and retail development.

Pamela Campbell ’77 retired as a registered health information technician from Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota. Terry Jorgenson ’77 retired in August after more than 44 years with IBM and Lenovo. He resides in Apex, N.C., with his wife, Sharon. Kevin Lewis ’77 retired as president/CEO of Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Minneapolis in December 2021. Andy Winnegar ’77 retired in 2010 after 20 years as deputy director for program development with the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Since retiring, he has worked as a consultant and writes a monthly column as part of his work with the Southwest Americans with Disabilities Act Center. Julie Dierauer ’78 celebrated 45 years as a professional artist and art teacher. Bernice Vieth Fromuth ’78 retired as a contract administrator for Defense Contracts Management Agency. She worked in their Reading and New Cumberland, Pa., offices for more than 37 years. Darcie LaRock Pemberton ’78 retired in June 2021. She taught family and consumer sciences for 15 years at Delano Minnesota High School. Prior to that, she taught at St. Michael Albertville Minnesota High School for 10 years. Edith Jones Zumwalt ’78 retired after 31 years working as the director of food service for the public schools in Lincoln, Neb. 5

Colette Crotty Fisher ’79 retired after 42 years of teaching family and consumer sciences at Ottumwa High School in Ottumwa, Iowa. Nancy Pickel ’79 retired after 31 years with Sysco Minn., the past 18 years as vice president. She resides in Stillwater. 1980s John Muren ’80 retired from Henkel Adhesives after 37 years. He resides with his wife, Denise, in Westerville, Ohio. Kevin Wiseman ’80 retired in February 2021 after more than 40 years in the construction trades. He recently moved to New Mexico to be closer to his grandchildren. Dick Amundson ’81 retired as a senior principal software engineer at Raytheon Technologies. Sandra Frey Hughes ’81 retired from teaching for the Westside Union School District in Lancaster, Calif. William Kelly ’81 retired in February 2021 after 40 years in the electronics manufacturing industry. He resides in the Milwaukee area. Barb Chromy Mader ’81 retired after teaching family and consumer sciences for 39 years. Kathryn “Katie” Schuld Wilson ’81 was appointed USDA deputy under-secretary for food nutrition and consumer science by President Obama from 2015-17. An annual award was created in her honor in 2020. She was also named as a change-maker by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2021.


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