IOWA Alumni Magazine | October 2011
Class Notes October 2011

[S] denotes student membership in the UI Alumni Association.
[A] denotes annual membership in the UI Alumni Association.
[L] denotes life membership in the UI Alumni Association.
[SL] denotes sustaining life membership in the UI Alumni Association.
[OCC] denotes membership in the UI Alumni Association Old Capitol Club.
[DCHC] denotes membership in the UI Alumni Association Directors' Club Honor Circle.


Hayley E. Bruce, a journalism and mass communication sophomore from Wheaton, IL, was a recent finalist in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation's national writing championship in San Francisco.


Brandon S. Bruce, 10MFA, of Chicago, is artistic director for the Strawdog Theatre Company.

Scott T. Miller [A], 11BA, of Iowa City, a UI journalism graduate, was a recent finalist in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation's national writing championship in San Francisco.

Amy J. Beaver Mundisev [A], 10BSN, of Le Claire, is a registered nurse for Trinity Medical Center in Bettendorf.

Corinna Ochsmann [A], 10LLM, of Miami Beach, FL, is senior associate for Freeh Group International, a global risk management firm.

Karen L. McCorkle Van Sant [A], 11BSN, of Knoxville, is a registered nurse for Pediatric & Adult Allergy in Des Moines.


Matthew J. Albert [A], 06BA, of Alexandria, VA, is a paralegal for the Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald law firm in McLean, VA.

Laura E. Hirschey Ankrum [A], 08BM, of Brookline, MA, is an elementary music teacher for Derby Academy in Hingham, MA.

Wendy R. Ausdemore [A], 09BBA, of Iowa City, is an assistant basketball coach and recruiting assistant for Coe College in Cedar Rapids.

Ryan Barr [OCC], 04BBA, of Chicago, is a senior associate for Colliers International, a commercial real estate services company.

Jason C. Clark [A], 04MD, of Moline, IL, is an orthopedic surgeon for ORA Orthopedics.

Jonathan Curran, 06BSE, is a module design hardware engineer for SEAKR Engineering, an aerospace data storage and processing systems manufacturer in Centennial, CO.

Ashley R. Ebersberger [A], 08BA, of Wheaton, IL, is a recruiter for CDW, an information technology products and services company in Vernon Hills, IL.

Christopher S. Ehlke [A], 08BA, of Rochester, MN, is a financial analyst for IBM.

Janelle G. Ewing, 00BM, of Akron, OH, recently received a juris doctorate degree from the University of Akron School of Law.

Sheri L. Weathers Floyd [A], 00MSW, of Des Moines, is a community operations coordinator for the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Sarah W. French [OCC], 05MA, of Norman, OK, is assistant director of disability services for Oklahoma City Community College.

Christopher Gubala [A], 07BSE, of Lemont, IL, is an engineer for ComEd, an energy delivery company in Oak Brook, IL.

Megan Hicks [OCC], 02BA, is state program director for the South Carolina Tobacco Collaborative, a nonprofit organization in Columbia, SC, that aims to reduce the toll of tobacco use in the state.

Hillari Hoerschelman [A], 07BA, of McAllen, TX, is a program director for Teach for America.

Christina L. Johnson [A], 07BBA, of Cedar Rapids, is a purchasing assistant for the Communications Engineering Company in Hiawatha.

Davidine L. "Davi" Rothberg Johnson, 01PharmD, of Avondale, AZ, is a board-certified geriatric pharmacist and a staff pharmacist at the Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West, AZ.

Erika A. Lohmar [A], 04BA, of Lombard, IL, is director of production management for the Meetinghouse Companies, an event design and production firm in Elmhurst, IL.

Tina M. Luse [A], 04BA, 06MPH, of Chesapeake, VA, is an epidemiologist for the U.S. Navy.

Michael E. Matthews, 06MS, 06PhD, of Omaha, an assistant mathematics professor for the University of Nebraska at Omaha, recently received an Outstanding Teaching Award from the university's alumni association.

Scott C. Mendralla, 05BSE, of Carpentersville, IL, is an applications engineer for AtCor Medical, a company that develops cardiovascular-related technologies in Itasca, IL.

Joshua M. Moore [A], 05MBA, of Cedar Rapids, is vice president of commercial banking for Bankers Trust Company.

Vani Murarka [A], 09MCS, of Charlotte, NC, is a graduate research assistant and computer science doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Bryan L. Nordstrom [A], 01BSE, of Maple Grove, MN, is a manager for Deloitte Consulting, a management consulting firm in Minneapolis.

C. Nicholas Pauly [OCC], 06MD, of Springfield, IL, is an anesthesiologist for Associated Anesthesiologists of Springfield.

Lauren K. Reynolds, 09BA, of Palma De Mallorca, Spain, is the recipient of a Jefferson Fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.

Jeffrey A. Sammis, 06BSE, of Denver, CO, is an engineer for the United Launch Alliance, which provides space launch services to the U.S. government.

Danielle M. Bartling Scott, 06BA, of Port Byron, IL, co-owner of the Absolutely Linens rental company, marketing director of the Scott County (Iowa) Humane Society, and a marketing associate for the YASH Technologies information technology company in East Moline, IL, is the recipient of a 2011 Quad Cities "Leader Under 40" award from the Black Hawk Foundation.

Meredith I. Spehr Stiles [A], 09BA, of West Dundee, IL, is a case manager for DuPage County Community Services in Wheaton, IL.

Sandra A. Helleseth Ulrich [A], 03BBA, of West Bend, is a programmer and analyst supervisor for Pharmacists Mutual Insurance in Algona.

Lauren Vonderheide [A], 08BBA, of Chicago, is an analyst with BMD Harris Bank.


Gina M. Arquilla DeBoni, 97BA, of Chicago, managing attorney for the Romanucci & Blandin personal injury law firm, is a three-time recipient of the SuperLawyers Illinois Rising Star award.

Steven P. Dow, 99BSE, of Pittsburgh, who recently completed a postdoctoral appointment at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, is a faculty member for the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Lisa Marie Moore [A], 94BA, of O'Fallon, MO, is a police dispatcher for the City of Lake Saint Louis, MO.

Gina M. Phillips [A], 94BS, of San Jose, CA, is a business development manager for Gachina Landscape Management in Menlo Park, CA.

Michael C. Richards, 98BBA, of Des Moines, is an associate attorney with the Davis Brown law firm.

Steven Sobkowiak [OCC], 97BBA, of Downers Grove, IL, is co-owner of Oakley Home Builders.

Joye A. Walker [A], 91BA, of Iowa City, is a mathematics teacher and department chair for West High School in the Iowa City Community School District.

Lydia R. Young, 98BA, received her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction this past spring from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA.


Jon K. Augustine [OCC], 81BBA, 89MBA, of Johnston, is chief investment officer for BTC Capital Management in Des Moines.

Rick S. Baker [A], 89BBA, of Scottsdale, AZ, is executive vice president of First Fidelity Bank.

Lisa M. Pouba Capone [A], 85BGS, of Riverside, IL, is director of marketing for the British Home, a retirement community in Brookfield, IL.

Laura L. Johnson Harriss [A], 89BA, 92MA, of Martinez, GA, is director of college counseling for Augusta Preparatory Day School.

Bruce C. Justman [L], 83DDS, 90EndoS, a UI clinical associate professor of endodontics, has been elected to the American Association of Endodontics board of directors.

William R. Kremers [A], 80DDS, of Shawnee, KS, is a dentist at Family Dentistry in Shawnee Mission, KS.

Yvonne Irene K. Lund [A], 84BA, 84BSE, of Oakdale, MN, is a manager at 3M Company in Saint Paul.

Thomas D. Mahon [L], 86BSPh, of West Jefferson, OH, is director of product development for Boehringer-Ingelheim Roxane Labs, a pharmaceutical company in Columbus.

Mike Maley [L], 81BSME, of Burr Ridge, IL, is president and chief executive officer of Hydro Green Energy in Houston.

Annora E. Koster McDougall [A], 88MA, of Cedar Rapids, is a bookseller for Half Price Books in Marion.

Allan D. Mitchler [L], 84BA, of Elkhart Lake, WI, is vice president of adult education solutions for Performa Higher Education in Green Bay.

Randy J. Ploog, 83MA, of Boalsburg, PA, international programs coordinator and assistant art history professor for Penn State University in University Park, PA, is lead author of Manierre Dawson (1887-1969): A Catalogue Raisonne and recently lectured on the Chicago painter and sculptor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Regina M. Rodriguez, 85BS, of Denver, CO, a trial lawyer and partner with the Faegre & Benson law firm, has been named to Law Week Colorado's 2011 "Top Women Lawyers" list.

Mark R. Wiesner, 80MS, of Raleigh, NC, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Duke University in Durham, NC, received the National Water Research Institute's 2011 Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research.

Jon Winjum [A], 89BS, 93MD, of West Linn, OR, is a physician with Oregon City Family Practice.

Thomas K. Wuest [L], 81BS, 87MD, 92R, of Eugene, OR, an orthopedic trauma surgeon and president of Slocum Orthopedics, recently received a master's degree in medical management from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Deborah J. Green Zumbach [OCC], 88BBA, 89MA, is senior associate director of business services for the University of Iowa in Iowa City.


Joseph C. Barkmeier [OCC], 78MD, of Champaign, IL, medical director of diagnostic services for Carle Physician Group and Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL, and clinical assistant professor for the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, is a fellow of the American College of Radiology.

Barry L. Carter [L], 78BSPh, a UI professor of pharmacy, received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy's 2011 Russell R. Miller Award for his contributions to clinical pharmacy literature.

Ronald E. Conatser [SL], 76BS, of Cumming, GA, is a construction superintendent for D. C. Ecker Construction in Conyers, GA.

Raymond W. Hosek [A], 78MS, of Traverse City, MI, is a pharmacist for Munson Medical Center.

C. Norman Hurwitz [OCC], 78R, of Fishers, IN, is a pathologist for Ameripath Indiana in Indianapolis.

Claudia Rickert Isom [SL], 72BS, of Tampa, a circuit court judge for the state of Florida, has received the Hillsborough County Bar Association's 2011 Robert W. Patton Outstanding Jurist Award.

Keith A. Jones [OCC], 71BBA, of Coralville, is senior vice president of Hills Bank and Trust.

Sandra L. Osborn [L], 72R, of Verona, WI, a retired physician, is a volunteer student mentor for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI.

Deborah K. Schweitzer Otto [A], 79MA, of Dubuque, is regional director for Expeditionary Learning, a nonprofit school improvement and teacher development organization.

William L. Pearce, Jr. [SL], 71DDS, of West Des Moines, is a self-employed dentist in Windsor Heights.

John C. Pfeffer [A], 77MD, of Modesto, CA, vice president of the Modesto Arts Medical Group, earned the Stanislaus Medical Society's 2011 John Darroch Memorial Award for Physician of the Year.

Craig A. Waldron [L], 72BA, of Roseville, MN, city administrator for Oakdale, MN, recently received the International City/County Management Association Award for Career Development for mentoring young professionals in the local government management field.


Cathy M. Walsh Conaughty [A], 68BA, 68DH, of Orlando, is a dental hygienist in Winter Park, FL.

Richard L. Gruen [A], 68BS, 70MA, of Houston, is director of development for Boys & Girls Harbor, an organization that provides education, cultural enrichment, and social services to children and their families.

Roger F. Hackman [A], 67BBA, of Marshalltown, is a self-employed certified public accountant.

Timothy T. Lowe [A], 68BA, 74DDS, of Des Moines, is a self-employed dentist.

Karen H. Madsen [A], 64BA, of Marshfield, MA, is a self-employed editor and writer.

Diane Wilmarth Miller [L], 62BBA, of Greeley, CO, a retired college administrator and past chair of the University of Northern Colorado Foundation board of directors, serves on the City of Greeley museum board and on the board of directors for the Greeley Transitional House.

Philip L. Monroe [A], 68BA, 70MD, of Spokane Valley, WA, is a family physician and partner with Valley Family Practice Associates.

Allys M. Hain Swanson [L], 62BA, 67MA, of Minneapolis, is an associate professor of exercise and sport science at Saint Catherine University in Saint Paul.

James E. Van Werden [OCC], 64LLB, of Adel, is an attorney with the Hopkins & Huebner law firm.


Joan Goldstein, 54BA, of Princeton, NJ, a sociology professor at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, NJ, is host and producer of Back Story with Joan Goldstein, a local television show focusing on social, economic, and political issues.

Thomas W. Kenefick [OCC], 58BSP, of Iowa City, a relief pharmacist for Family Clinic Pharmacy in Oskaloosa, is a member of the Iowa State Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

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