IOWA Alumni Magazine | February 2016
Class Notes February 2016


Megan A. Ackerman, 14BBA, is a marketing coordinator for Rakuten Marketing in Chicago.

Erica A. Miller Beals, 12BA, is a seventh-grade teacher at Waukee Community Schools in Waukee, Iowa.

Laura M. Blunk, 13BBA, is an enterprise operations representative for Coyote Logistics in Chicago.

Kyle D. Bowlsby, 10BA, is an associate with Korn Ferry Sports Practice in New York City.

Stephen D. Browne, 12BSE, 13MS, is a civil engineer at MWH Global in Chicago.

David K. Dyckman, 14BA, is co-founder and coach of Cedar Rapids Elite Strength Training.

Mitchell F. Engel, 10MS, is an associate with the Shook Hardy & Bacon law firm in Kansas City, Missouri.

Elmer Guzman, 15BA, is a cardiac monitor for Loyola Medical Health in Chicago.

Kayla M. Kamber Hill, 12BSE, is a process engineer for Mars Chocolate North America in Chicago.

Ryan A. Klatt, 14BBA, is a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Jordan C. Kolarik, 12BS, 15MA, is a project coordinator for the Iowa Soil and Water Conservation District in Humboldt, Iowa.

Hannah J. Stanbrough Lauer, 15PHR, is a staff pharmacist at Nucara Pharmacy in West Union, Iowa.

Kaitlin M. Moore, 10BBA, is human resources director for One Chicago, a marketing firm in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Katie E. Nagel, 14DDS, is a dentist at Family Dental Health in Greenville, South Carolina.

Steven N. Neilssen, 12BM, is a PK-12 music teacher for the Mormon Trail Community School District in Humeston, Iowa.

Annie E. Nidzieko, 11BA, is executive director for the Greater Orange County Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Cypress, California.

Sarah C. Noser, 14BBA, is the Great Plains Division payroll associate for Oldcastle Materials in Des Moines.

Heath D. Reinke, 12MPA, is a physician assistant at the Orthopedic Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Simone J. Renault, 14BA, 14BS, is a neurological clinical research coordinator for Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Katlyn J. Rhodes, 15BA, is a dental assistant with Jones and Zirker Family Dentistry in Iowa City.

Lynn E. Rider, 14BS, is an admissions counselor for St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

Donna R. Wright Spidle, 10BSN, is a registered nurse at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa.

Lindsey L. Stevens, 12BA, is a dancer with Royal Caribbean International.


Tom Bates, 09BA, is assistant director of recruiting for the MBA and MS programs at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana.

Andrew T. Boyd, 05BA, is an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Gregory Buehner, 08BBA, is executive vice president of asset management for Pi Kappa Phi Properties in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Brandon K. Galatz, 07BA, is an actor in Lincolnshire, Illinois, who has been featured in the films Mind Over Mindy and The Cropsey Tapes.

Kristin A. Boswell Ledvina, 07BSN, is a nurse anesthetist at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Jean Mattes, 05BA, is an associate managing editor for the Journal of Graduate Medical Education in Chicago.

Bryan M. Recker, 06DDS, 09MS, is a periodontist at Advanced Periodontics and Implants in Rochester, Minnesota.

Alexander B. Rubinow, 01BA, a TV editor for Original Productions in Burbank, California, recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming for Deadliest Catch.


Tracy E. Bussan, 92BA, is president of MKG, an experiential marketing agency in New York City.

Kathleen A. Ford, 92BA, is administrative coordinator for the University of Iowa Bands in Iowa City..

Ruth E. Kinzey, 90MA, is a consultant for the Kinzey Company, a strategic communications organization in Salisbury, North Carolina, and a part-time communication lecturer at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Andrea Smith Klopfenstein, 91BS, is a health solutions specialist, at work leader for Weight Watchers in Minneapolis.

Mark Lietz, 99BBA, is president of Sopro Machinery in St. Charles, Illinois.

Robert A. Livingston, 91BA, is an insurance executive with Lockton Companies in Clarendon Hills, Illinois.

Rob Smart, 99BA, is a multimedia producer for the Brighton Agency, a marketing and communication company in St. Louis.

Sarah Sievers Smyth, 95BSE, is a software developer for O.C. Tanner, a human resource consulting and services company in Salt Lake City.

Melody R. Wells-Minthorn, 97BS, is owner of Wild Mountain Ranch in Bozeman, Montana.


Scott N. Bly, 85BLS, is a divisional sales director at Lowe's in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Jill B. Evenocheck, 88BA, is president and chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest, in Minneapolis.

T. Richard Hostler, 80F, is a neurologist at Neurology and Neurosurgery Associates in Winter Haven, Florida.

Kathleen R. Welter Krusie, 82BA, 84MA, is president of the North Region of Community Health Network in Indianapolis.

Patrick H. Nefzger, 88BA, recently had a 50-year retrospective photo exhibition at the Iowa City Senior Center and Iowa City Public Library.

Tina R. Olson, 89BA, is an assistant professor and program director at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.

Menah A. Pratt-Clarke, 88BA, 90MA, is vice provost for inclusion and diversity and vice president for strategic affairs at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Nancy A. Wellen Rivers, 86MA, is chief of staff for the president and associate vice president of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

John F. Rowe, 89BA, is a financial advisor with Wells Fargo in Mason City, Iowa.

Leven C. Weiss, 80BBA, U.S. senior manager of external affairs at FCA, an automobile manufacturer in Auburn Hills, Michigan, recently received the Living Legend Award from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.


Martha J. Haag Behlow, 77BA, a French teacher at Geneva Community High School in Geneva, Illinois, has been recently named the Illinois Foreign Language Teacher of the Year by the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

James W. Carney, 70BA, an attorney with the Carney & Appleby law firm in Des Moines and president of the National I-Club, recently received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Centerville High School in Centerville, Iowa.

Richard C. Coffin, 73BA, a partner with the Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp law firm in San Francisco, has been named to the 2016 "San Francisco Environmental Lawyers of the Year" list by The Best Lawyers in America.

Gerald V. Cross, 76DDS, is a self-employed dentist in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Bradley I. Davis, 77BA, retired chairman and CEO of Hampton State Bank in Hampton, Iowa, has received the James A. Leach Leadership Award from the Iowa Bankers Association.

Patrick J. Dooley, 78MFA, is a professor of design at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, and a fellow of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Randall R. Evans, 72BA, a retired opinion editor for the Des Moines Register, is executive director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, an education and advocacy organization that promotes government transparency, in Des Moines.

Francis G. Hamit, 72BGS, 76MFA, is a screenplay writer, executive producer, and managing producer of the Kit Marlowe Film Company in London, England, which will produce the film, Christopher Marlowe.

Raymond W. Hosek, 78MS, is a graduate student in theology at St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

FSusan Kurriger Sissel, 73BA, 75MA, is a library assistant with the River Valley District Library in Port Byron, Illinois.

Diana M. Kremenak Spooner, 70BA, is a special education teacher for the Broward County Schools in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Harry S. Alter, 64BBA, is a sales engineer for Air Control in Clinton, Iowa.

Mary Bywater Cross, 64BA, a quilt historian and artist in Portland, Oregon, is a member of the board of trustees for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Foundation in West Branch, Iowa, and a member of the Iowa City High School Hall of Fame.

Deborah A. Davies Sedlacek, a 1968 graduate, is a faith community nurse for First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids.


Donald F. Rodawig, 52MA, 56MD, is medical director at Lakes Regional Healthcare Hospice in Spirit Lake, Iowa.


F. James Bradley, 48BA, 50JD, past president of the Iowa State Bar Association, co-founder of the Bradley & Riley law firm in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, past chair of the Iowa Client Security and Attorney Disciplinary Commission, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Mt. Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, has recently retired after practicing law for 65 years.

Faculty & Friends

Candy S. Clakr Deen, is a radiologic technologist with the St. Louis Minimally Invasive Spine Center.

Tom Dillavou, is president of Plastic Injection Molders in Fertile, Iowa.

Janet L. Kadesky Ruttenberg, daughter of all-American Hawkeye football player Max R. Kadesky, 23DDS, and former student of UI printmaker Mauricio L. Lasansky, is featured in the exhibit, Janet Ruttenberg: Figure in the Landscape/Kathy Ruttenberg: Landscape in the Figure, which runs at the Dubuque Museum of Art through March 20, 2016.

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