Archive for 2021

Christine Lacy ’91

Christine (Norrish) Lacy is currently a Personal Wellness teacher at Chanhassen High School. In addition to being an educator, she also re-entered the coaching world last year (2019-20) as the head gymnastics coach for the combined Chaska-Chanhassen High School program, a position she originally held from 1994-2009. This news was submitted using our Submit Your […]

Elias Anderson ’20

Elias Anderson ’20 has spent these uncertain times by investing in his first property and home. Putting his nose to the grindstone, Elias officially became a homeowner in November of 2020. As for his experience, Elias says that he has been “enjoying every minute of home-ownership so far!”. Elias is grateful for his time here […]

Jacob Koshiol ’20

Jacob Koshiol ’20 shares, “Due to current state and recent cold weather we have been given, I have started an independent project of collecting winter clothing for the homeless communities in St. Paul. Three weeks ago, my girlfriend and I delivered 13 boxes and 2 bags of clothing and other miscellaneous items to an encampment […]

Stephen Otto ’66

Recently retired, Stephen Otto ’66 is now a world traveler with experience in over 55 countries as a Minister and Volunteer at UCC. In addition to spending time with his grandkids, Otto is a facilitator for Community Circles of Support for recently released felons in the community. Before retiring, Otto was an educator of 40 […]

Julie Nowariak ’13

Meghan Carmichael and Julie Nowariak ’13 were recently married on July 11th, 2020 in Stillwater, MN. Picture of Gusties in attendance, from left to right in attached photo: Elizabeth Logas-Lindstrom ’13, Jonathan Logas-Lindstrom ’13, Drew Jensen ’13, Grant Cooper ’13, Julie Nowariak ’13, Cassandra Quam ’13, Nate Dexter ’13, Renate Willer ’13, Bryce Carmichael ’17. […]

Mickey Speck ’80

Mickey (Hanson) Speck ’80 shares, “I retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on July 1, 2019. Now I enjoy my own time by volunteering for a couple of nonprofits: one which provides rides to seniors for medical appointments, and also a senior dog rescue organization in San Francisco. I also continue to make music: while […]

Jacob Koshiol ’20

Jacob Koshiol ’20 has recently become a Paraprofessional within Saint Paul, Maplewood and Oakdale school district in Minnesota. In addition to working for the district, Jacob works at PrairieCare as a paraprofessional for K-12 students. His focus will be on environmental control, helping students understand lessons, cleaning, technical setup, and much more. This news was […]

Gina Kilchenman ’06

Gina Kilchenman ’06 shares that she is now the Vice President of Sales at Highgate Hotels in Dallas, TX. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Sean OBrien ’01

Recently, Sean OBrien ’01 became the Chief Financial Officer at Alliant Engineering in Minneapolis, MN. Formerly a Civil engineering consultant, Sean accepted an offer for the position. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Heather McClelland ’98

Heather McClelland ’98 is a Behavior Intervention Teacher at Vancouver Public Schools in Vancouver, WA. Recently, she has had the opportunity to co-publish a children’s book, Colorful Place: Mindful Story and Art for Kids (March 1st, 2021). Additionally, Heather has started a new business called BreatheArtCalm LLC, which was created as a new way to […]

David Wold ’60

David Wold ’60 shares that “Life goes on in Säffle, Sweden despite the pandemic, although I never thought it would come to a screeching halt. We’ve had mild winters. For example, this past January the average temperature while I cycled was only -3.4 degrees C or about 26 degrees F. But then February came along […]

Jamin Johnson ’88

Jamin Johnson ’88 is a Corporate Marketing Consultant for Ebenezer in Edina, MN. Ebenezer serves Minnesota and Iowa with over 100 Senior Living and Cooperate communities. Jamin provides creative marketing support and guidance for six different senior living communities, two large campuses, and three child care centers. She is also focused on developing and implementing […]

Cheryl Burley ’75

Cheryl Burley ’75 shares that she recently retired on April 3rd of 2020, after spending 21 years as a Systems Analyst at the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Lansing, MI. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Shawna Weaver ’05

Shawna Weaver ’05 is the Director of Education at Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans in San Diego, CA. The Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans preserves the legacy of the world renowned oceanographer Walter Munk, and supports research and education for ocean conservation. Shawna is active in building a k-12 curriculum and community programming […]