IOWA Alumni Magazine | October 2015
Class Notes October 2015


Rudiger D. Braun, 12BA, is a cloud developer for Preventice, a mobile health solutions company in Rochester, Minnesota.

Mary D. Groves, 12BSN, is director of emergency services for the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston, Iowa.

Kevin P. Hogan, 11BA, is vice president and director of the Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Illinois.

Shannon K. Holst, 10BA, is president of A Step Above Dance Academy in Batavia, Illinois.

Alison C. Cavanaugh Kessler, 10BBA, is Customers First program manager at IHS, an information services company in Englewood, Colorado.

Matthew D. Mercer, 13BSE, 14MS, is a mechanical engineer with PRVN Consultants in North Liberty, Iowa.

Sara J. Mouw O'Brien, 13MBA, is a digital process coordinator at Amperage Marketing in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Jacob R. Price, 11BSE, is a mechanical engineer at PRVN Consultants in North Liberty, Iowa.

Lisa L. Snitker, 10MA, is a teacher librarian with the Allamakee Community School District in Waukon, Iowa.

Richard Yichao Ren, 13MS, is an actuarial analyst for Transamerica Life Insurance in St. Petersburg, Florida


Ryan S. Attleson, 04MBA, is associate director of sales at the Merck pharmaceutical company in North Wales, Pennsylvania.

David Chivers, 06MBA, is president and publisher of the Des Moines Register in Des Moines.

Patty L. Cook, 07MSW, is a clinical mental health therapist for the Robert Young Center at Trinity Medical Health-Unity Point in Moline, Illinois.

Brandon R. Creel, 04BS, is an attorney with the State Compensation Insurance Fund in Los Angeles.

Nathaniel D. Curl, 07MD, is an emergency department physician at Trinity Medical CenterUnity Point Health in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Bradley M. Downes, 04BBA, 05MAc, is chief financial officer of the Altitude Digital advertising technology company in Denver, Colorado.

Meg Flenker, 03MBA, is a landscape architect at Flenker Land Architecture Consultants in Long Grove, Iowa.

William H. Garrett Jr., 00BA, is a financial representative for the TransAmerica insurance company in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Emily D. Jessen Hines, 00BA, is an assistant professor of reading at University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Bethany J. Banger Holohan, 00BA, is a founding partner at Lion's Tooth Liqueur in St. Louis.

Bridget M. Kemps, 08BA, 08BBA, is senior market manager with Edelman Public Relations in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Carmen K. Kinrade Kleinsmith, 01MSN, is vice president of nursing excellence at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Sarah Nordquist, 09BBA, is a regional wholesaler for Voya Financial in Des Moines.

Justin M. Weis, 01BS, 07MD, is a physician at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, and director of the intensive care unit and respiratory medicine at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, New York.


Mari Miller Burns, 91SE, is an instructor at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, Iowa.

Terrance J. Goodell, 91BA, 92MA, is a mental health counselor and team leader for the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Cedar Rapids Vet Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Karen Iler Kirk, 91PhD, a professor and department head of speech and hearing science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

Cindy L. Lovell, 99PhD, executive director of the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, recently wrote 19 narrative tracks for the Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited double CD.

Jennifer N. Beck Plummer, 98BS, is a teacher at Plainfield South High School in Plainfield, Illinois.

Dacia L. Harle Schoning, 93BSPh, is pharmacy manager at Shopko Pharmacy in Forest City, Iowa.

Kara M. Schuldt Sinnard, 95BA, a lawyer with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm in Des Moines, has been recognized by Chambers and Partners in its 2015 attorney rankings.


Daniel P. Bartlett, 83BS, 86DDS, a self-employed dentist in Des Moines, recently retired from the military after 29 years of service to the United States Air Force and the Iowa Air National Guard.

Lisa A. Edleman Buitendorp, 87BS, is a customer service representative for Federation Bank in Washington, Iowa.

Jon A. Christy, 88MA, 97PhD, director of assessment and institutional research at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, has been selected as one of 28 administrators nationwide to participate this academic year in the Council of Independent Colleges and American Academic Leadership Institute's Senior Leadership Academy.

Lori Anderson Flanigan, 89BA, is a project manager for the UI eHealth and eNovation Center in Iowa City.

Tim J. Geraets, 86BBA, is a controller at Feldmeier Equipment in Syracuse, New York.

John A. Gerlach, 89BSE, is an engineer with Pinnacle Engineering in Houston, Texas.

Mark K. Harder, 83BBA, 86JD, is chair of the family office practice group at Warner Norcross & Judd law firm in Holland, Michigan.

Angelica M. Hernandez, 89BA, 93JD, a partner with the Lindbarger Goggan Blair & Sampson law firm in Houston, recently received the State Bar of Texas Hispanic Issues Section's President's Award and is one of the alumni featured by the UI College of Law in its fall sesquicentennial communications.

Eric M. Johnson, 83BA, is a self-employed attorney in Elgin, Illinois.

Patrick M. Larkin, 89BGS, is state manager at Treasury Wine Estates in Naperville, Illinois.

Elizabeth A. Lonning, 84BA, is a psychologist and partner with the Psychology Health Group in Davenport, Iowa.

Angela Fink Maiers, 89BS, an educational consultant with Maiers Educational Services in Clive, Iowa, was recently named one of Noodle Education's "67 Influential Educators Who Are Changing the Way We Learn."

Julie L. Meyer, 87BA, is director of clinical marketing at CIVCO Medical Solutions in Kalona, Iowa.

Laura M. Lahann Newinski, 87BBA, is vice chair of operations for the KPMG professional services firm in Minneapolis.

Mark M. Sloan, 85BBA, an attorney at Thompson & Knight law firm in Dallas, Texas, has been named to the 2015 Chambers USA "Leaders in their Field" list.

Brian C. Stuertz, 87BGS, is a director at the Littler Mendelson law firm in Melville, New York.

Scott R. Unash, 88BA, is a sports and program director for KGYM Radio in Cedar Rapids.

Douglas A. Wetrich, 88BSPh, is a pharmacist at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa

David M. Wolf, 82BA, an English professor at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, recently published the book, Sablier II.

Joel G. Zeller, 83BBA, is director of global logistics for Greenheck Fan in Schofield, Wisconsin.


Terry L. Babor, 77BS, 81DDS, is a self-employed dentist in Marengo, Iowa.

Thomas H. Burke, 77BA, 80JD, recently celebrated 30 years as a lawyer with the Whitfield & Eddy law firm in Des Moines and was recognized by Chambers and Partners in its 2015 attorney rankings.

Barbara A. Cameron, 74BA, is owner of the Great Estate Consignment Shop in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Barbara A. Chiles, 70BS, serves on the Mercer County School District No. 404 Board of Education in Aledo, Illinois.

Eric J. Christensen, 73BBA, is vice president of the Gillette insurance agency in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Sheryll S. Dahlke, 74BGS, 79BBA, is head of business at St. Francis Episcopal Day School in Houston.

Yvonne Corwin Mossberg, 74BSN, is founder and president of Prairie Healthcare Advocacy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Scott Douglas Prill, 74BS, 77MS, an in-house environmental consultant for the Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren law firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, recently published the book, Into the Realm of Time: A Novel of the Fourth Century Roman Empire.

Ann E. Rogers, 75BSN, a nursing professor and researcher at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, recently received the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Pioneering Spirit Award for her research on staff fatigue and patient safety.

Linda S. Trudeau, 75MA, is a research scientist with Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.


Elliott E. Brack, 62MA, publisher of GeorgiaClips and GwinnettForum in Norcross, Georgia, has been awarded the Salvation Army of Gwinnett County's Others Award for his support of its ministries.

Anne Fry, 63MS, a retired zoology professor, received an honorary alumni citation this past spring from the Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni Association in Delaware, Ohio.

James W. Neatherlin, 69MA, 73PhD, is a retired professor and technical writer in Greenville, Texas.

John B. Northcutt, 67BA, a semi-retired sculptor for New Dimension Art Works in Las Cruces, New Mexico, has created the Los Libros sculpture for the Cherry Hills Library in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Cheryl Imel Roy, 69BSN, 79MS, is a self-employed nurse educator and forensic nurse in Grand Junction, Colorado.


Robert J. Berens, 49BSPE, a retired colonel, recently published a book, The Second Time Around (As I Recall).

Phyllis E. Finkelstein Seltzer, 49BFA, 52MFA, an artist, recently had her paintings on exhibition at the Galleries at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Faculty & Friends

Ludwig Gutmann, a UI clinical professor of neurology, recently authored the book, The Sunken Fang Society.

Terry G. Noonan, UI director of athletic training services, has been inducted recently into the National Athletic Trainer's Association Hall of Fame.

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