IOWA Alumni Magazine | February 2014
Class Notes February 2014

* Denotes membership in the UI Alumni Association.


Julia M. Frazier*, 12BA, is a receptionist and mailroom clerk for Sigma Chi Fraternity in Evanston, Ill.

Matthew J. Hulstein, 12JD, a staff attorney with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, recently received the Chicago Bar Foundation's Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship.

Sarah S. James, 10BA, 10BBA, 13JD, is an associate and attorney with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm in Des Moines.

Elizabeth C. Sasse*, 12DDS, is a dentist at Smile Alive in Eugene, Ore.


Peter M. Bognanni, 05MFA, is a tenure-track assistant English professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.

Courtney M. Kral Carter*, 05PHR, is a staff pharmacist at Wal-Mart in Cedar Rapids.

Jennifer L. Croft, 03MFA, is co-founder of The Buenos Aires Review, a bilingual literature and arts magazine.

Erica A. Wehner Ferranti, 01BA, 04JD, is special counsel with the Parker Poe law firm in Raleigh, N.C.

Tisha R. Field*, 05PHR, is a pharmacist with Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines.

Anthony D. Fontinel*, 04BA, is a scoring specialist for the Pearson education company in Iowa City.

H. Kevin Harle*, 05MBA, is a controller of commercial operations for SSAB Americas, a steel company in Muscatine, Iowa.

Alison M. Heider*, 09BSN, is a master of science in nursing student in the family nurse practitioner program at the University of Texas at Houston.

Nicole M. Worker Kennedy*, 02BBA, is a senior accountant with the Magnetic Inspection Laboratory in Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Tracy Costigan Krueger*, 04PHR, is pharmacy manager at Wal-Mart in Sparta, Wis.

Daniel M. LaFrenz, 06BA, is an attorney with the Michael Best & Friedrich law firm in Milwaukee.

Jenna L. Lightfoot*, 09MPA, is a physician assistant at Estrella Internal Medicine & Pediatrics in Goodyear, Ariz.

Leslie Jensen Prideaux*, 08BA, 12MA, is director of alumni relations at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Sarah R. Risdon*, 08BA, is an alternative high school teacher for the HLV (Hartwick, Ladora, Victor) Community School District in Victor, Iowa.

Joel D. Rohlf*, 05BS, 08JD, is an attorney with the Arnold & Porter law firm in Washington, D.C.

Katlin E. Jankowski Teyro*, 07BA, project manager for the Meetings & Incentives planning company in Caledonia, Wis., has been named an Up-and-Coming Professional by Illinois Meetings & Events magazine.

Jose R. Tormos*, 04MS, 08PhD, is an assistant chemistry professor at St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

Ashot Vardanyan*, 06MAT, is an English teacher at JIAS LINC (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in Concord, Ontario.

Gabriele Villarini, 08PhD, a UI assistant civil and environmental engineering professor and assistant research engineer at IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, recently received the 2014 Editor's Award from the Journal of Climate at the American Meteorology Society conference in Atlanta, Ga.

Alan E. Zantout*, 08BSE, 09MS, is a design engineer at Ideal Industries in Sycamore, Ill.

Becky Zantout* is a nonprofit manager at DeKalb County Community Foundation in Sycamore, Ill.


Earl R. Beam III*, 95MPA, is a physician assistant for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Michael F. Callahan*, 91BBA, is an international salesman for the W.W. Grainger industrial supply company in Niles, Ill.

Aaron J. Dixon, 96BA, 99JD, a partner with the Ice Miller law firm in Indianapolis, has been included in the Chambers USA listing of best real estate lawyers.

Shelly J. Hein Mott*, 91BBA, is a higher education development lawyer for the UI Foundation in Iowa City.

Bradley D. Roubitchek*, 98BA, is vice president and treasurer of Centier Bank in Merriville, Ind.

Sara K. Messer Shewry*, 99BA, is a licensed massage therapist and co-owner of the Retreat Massage & Spa in Cedar Rapids.

Marilyn Skrivseth, 95PhD, a former athletics director and coach at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has been inducted into the 2013 UW-Eau Claire Blugold Hall of Fame.

David M. Woods*, 91BA, 95JD, is a partner with the Hughes Hubbard & Reed law firm in Kansas City, Mo.


Ann M. Barry-Garrison*, 85BA, is co-owner of the Noodle Café in Glenville, Ill.

Kathleen C. Campbell, 89PhD, an otolaryngology head and neck surgery professor and director of audiology research at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Ill., recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to test a therapy that could prevent noise-induced hearing loss in soldiers.

David M. Crowley*, 85BBA, is president of David Crowley Insurance Services in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Robert A. Garrison*, 86BS, is co-owner of the Noodle Café in Glenville, Ill.

George M. Hansen*, 86BS, is vice president of claims finance at Zurich Insurance in Schaumburg, Ill.

Brian L. James*, 89MA, is owner and operator of the Zubers Homestead Hotel in Homestead, Iowa.

Janet L. Hoyt Janis*, 87BGS, 89DDS, is a self-employed dentist in Cary, Ill.

Holly A. Losen, 83BS, is the controller for U.S. Bank in Cresco, Iowa.

William K. Lowry*, 86BBA, is owner of Lowry Company, a building and development business in Waukee, Iowa.

Robert Kelly Ortberg, 82BSME, chief executive officer and president of Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, is a member of the UI College of Engineering's advisory board.

Stephen W. Pogemiller*, 83BBA, 84MA, is chief financial officer for the California School Boards Association in West Sacramento, Calif.

Linda L. Haman Rohret, 86BGS, 88MA, is special projects coordinator for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health and chair of the Wake Health Literacy Coalition in Raleigh, N.C.

Pamela J. Schaefer*, 88BS, is a pharmaceutical salesperson for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Chicago.

Randall L. Schroeder*, 88MA, is director of libraries, archives, and media at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn.

James R. Seitz*, 89BSE, 11MBA, is director of operations for the Dresser-Rand manufacturing company in Burlington, Iowa.

Mark M. Sloan*, 85BBA, an attorney with the Thompson & Knight law firm in Dallas, is recognized in Texas Super Lawyers 2013 and The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

Sarah E. Summy, 87BS, an associate special education and literacy professor at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., recently received the university's Distinguished Teaching Award.

Matthew T. Willaert*, 89BBA, 92JD, is deputy general counsel and senior vice president of MedAssets, a healthcare performance improvement company in Davenport, Iowa.


Marlene F. Rettenmaier Brockway*, 75BBA, is an insurance broker at CBIZ Insurance Services in Leawood, Kan.

Barbara A. Chiles*, 70BS, a retired educator and a member of the Mercer County District No. 404 Board of Education in Aledo, Ill., recently received the Leadership Academy Award from the Illinois Association of School Boards.

Wilbur "Butch" Devine Jr.*, 75BA, a customer service manager for the Iowa Department of Human Services in Des Moines and former wrestling champion in Suffolk County, N.Y., is a new member of the Amityville Memorial High School Sports Hall of Fame in Amityville, N.Y.

Julianne Volkens Fitz*, 71BA, 72MA, is a member of the board of directors for the Friends of the Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.

Richard G. Hardy*, 75BA, an attorney with the Ulmer & Berne law firm in Cleveland, appears in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

John H. Kobs III*, 75DDS, a periodontist in Holland, Mich., is president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.

David E. Steward*, 72BA, 75MD, 08MPH, is associate dean of community health and service at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill.

Deborah Ann Turner*, 78MD, 82R, director of gynecologic oncology at Mercy Cancer Center in Des Moines, a clinical professor at Des Moines University Medical School, and a UI adjunct clinical faculty member, was recently inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame.


Earl E. Fitz*, 68BA, 70MA, a Portuguese, Spanish, and comparative literature professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., has been named to the Friends of the Brentwood Library board of directors in Brentwood, Tenn.

Thomas H. Kerr III*, 69MS, 71PhD, is owner and chief financial officer of TeK Associates, an engineering consulting company in Lexington, Mass.

Michael L. Kirby*, 67BA, 70JD, an attorney with the Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge law firm in San Diego, is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

Richard H. Stanley*, 63MS, chair of the Stanley Foundation, recently retired as chair emeritus from Stanley Consultants, an engineering services company in Muscatine, Iowa.


Howie C. Wolf*, 56BA, 59MD, a retired family physician in Boulder, Colo., recently volunteered on a Global Health Initiative medical mission in Rwanda and Kenya.

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