The Magazine of the University of Minnesota Duluth
The University of Minnesota Duluth Bridge publishes Alumni Notes. You can send us notes by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax at 218-726-6186 or by sending the form on page 22. If you are in the U.S., you can send your note to: Alumni Director, University Relations, University of Minnesota Duluth, 315 DAdB, 1049 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812. This issue of the Bridge reflects the notes we received before December 15, 2003.
Barbara (Heim) Millner has been active in the choral
music field since graduation. She has two children and currently lives
in Edina, MN.
Priscilla (Michell) Runquist, White Bear Lake, MN, has three children and eight grandchildren and enjoys the arts and traveling.
Michael Fedo, a resident of Coon Rapids, MN, published another novel, Indians in the Arborvitae, in April of 2003. The work is Michaels seventh book. Among his previous works is The Lynchings of Duluth.
Sandra (Schwieger) Reed of Peoria, AZ, retired in March of 2002 after 19 years with American Express Financial Advisors and six years with American Express Travel Related Services in Phoenix.
Skeeter Moore has joined UMD as the Director of Development for Athletics. Im scoring goals for UMD again, he said, but this time it is off the ice, providing opportunities for UMDs student athletes.
Christopher Grillo is director of security at Pearson Education in Bloomington, MN. He is on the advisory board for the Computer Security Institute and the UMD LSBE Department of Accounting advisory board.
Michael Kuhns is the European sales manager for the Donaldson Company. Michael and his wife Agnes have two sons. The family resides in the Brussels, Belgium area.
Kristen (Olson) Ross and her husband, Dr. Gregory Ross, have three children, Jake, Elana, and Brice. The family lives in Lakeland, MN. Kristen is a registered dental hygienist with Southill Dental Group in Stillwater, MN.
Kristin Bruss was promoted to branch manager of MinnCO Credit Unions Cambridge, MN, office. In her new role, Kristin will be responsible for overseeing all member services, loan services and teller areas of the Cambridge MinnCO branch. Kristin and her family are longtime residents of Cambridge.
Carrie Ceryes and Kurt Bloyer, both of Los Angeles, were married in April. After receiving her bachelors degree in theater in 1990 from UMD, Carrie earned her masters degree in theater from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1992. She is an actress and aquatic business owner. Kurt is a PGA golf professional.
Mark Record and Tricia Bordson, both of Duluth, were married in September. Tricia is employed by Northland Obstetrics & Gynecology. Mark is a general accounting manager at Luiginos Inc.
Troy Duncan joined the Grant Thornton Company in April as the director of business risk services. Troy had been a senior manager with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Barbara Kinney and Ronald Erjavec were married in October of 2001. The couple resides in Eveleth, MN with their new baby, James. Barbara is a teacher with the St. Louis County school system.
Amy Puglisi and Michael Hoyt, both of Superior, WI, were married in June of 2002. Amy is a biologist for Computer Sciences Corporation. Michael is a firefighter for the city of Superior.
Traci Saba and James Kubisiak, MS 97, were married in October, 2002. The couple lives in Apple Valley, MN. Traci is a senior business consultant with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Lisa Seales and Douglas Gordon, Minneapolis, were married in September, 2001. Lisa completed her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2001. She is working as a psychologist with an organizational consulting firm in Minneapolis. Doug is a lead software developer with a healthcare company in Golden Valley, MN.
James Peterson received his masters degree in business administration in 2000 from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. He and Alessandra Galhardo Alves were marred in Brazil in 2001. The couple lives in Munster, Germany where James is employed by the BASF Corporation.
Karen White left Imation in the summer of 2002 to join North Dakota State Universitys Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering. The center specializes in the miniaturization of electronics, specifically the development of microsensors. Karen and her husband, Jim, have two sons. The family resides in Barnesville, MN.
Carrie Miller and Jeremy Jensen, both of Minneapolis, were married in March in Cozumel, Mexico. Carrie has taught second grade at Breck for the past six years. Jeremy is a golf apparel sales representative.
Steve Sweere, an Owatonna, MN native and UMD theater graduate, will make his Guthrie Theater debut this spring in Charles Mees romantic comedy, Wintertime. Steves previous works include positions with the Twin Cities Small Theater Mafia and the Loading Dock Theatre Company.
Jordan LaFleur and Michele Maciejeski, both of Duluth, were married in August. Michele is the inventory control manager at Kolar Autoworld. Jordan is a sales representative for American Bottling Company.
Thomas Nelson and Angela Lancour, both of Two Harbors, were married in April. Angela is employed by Superior Health Medical Group. Thomas is a teacher and coach for the Lake Superior school district.
Dawn Raway, of Dublin, OH, received her masters degree in business administration in January from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She is a sales account manager for 3M and the Ohio Government Transportation Safety Representative.
Lori Kostynyk of Duluth, and Timothy Kulas of Cloquet, MN, were married in October. Lori works in the chemical dependency field at the Miller-Dwan Medical Center. Timothy is an engineer for the Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Railway.
Darrell Sawyer and Jamin Darwin, both of Northfield, MN, were married in July. Jamin earned her masters degree in physical therapy from the College of St. Scholastica. She is a physical therapist. Darrell is a social studies teacher and a coach in Northfield.
Leah Hill and Brandon Kohlts, both of Duluth, were married in March. Leah, a 1999 UMD graduate, is a communications specialist and event planner for Americas Byways Resource Center. Brandon, a 2000 UMD graduate, is a planner for Arrowhead Regional Development Commission.
Mike Hubbell of Apple Valley, MN, and Trista Quast of Buffalo, MN, were married in May. Trista received her bachelors degree in communication for the College of St. Benedict. She is an event planner for Job Boss Software in Edina, MN. Mike is employed by RBC Dain Rauscher in Minneapolis.
Anthony Olson and Melissa Scanlon, both of Duluth, were married in August. Melissa graduated from the College of St. Scholastica. She is a first-grade teacher at St. James School in Duluth. Anthony is a supervisor at Northwood Childrens Services in Duluth.
Dr. Teresa Venditto and Brian St. George, both of Minneapolis, were married in January. Teresa received her doctor of medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. She is a physician at the Duluth Family Practice Center in Duluth. Brian is a geographic information systems specialist for Scott County, MN.
Kristen Wendling and Adam Estvold, both of Woodbury, MN, were married in July. Kristen is a funds development manager for the American Red Cross in Minneapolis. Adam earned his bachelors degree in industrial engineering from North Dakota State University. He is an engineer for Andersen Windows in Bayport, MN.
James Stroop III and Christine Wise, both of St. Paul, were married in September. Christine works in project management for Benchmark Learning. James is a manager at Sams Club. 2001
Rebecca Amos and Gregg McCall, both residents of Duluth, were married in September. Rebecca, a 2001 graduate, is a pharmaceutical representative for Johnson & Johnson. Gregg, a 2000 graduate, is a financial consultant for US Bancorp Investments.
Brenda Fowler and Josh Schomberg, both of Duluth, were married in September. Brenda is a counselor for Northwood Childrens Services. Josh is a draftsman for Billman Construction.
Ryan Homstol and Rhonda Rendulich, both of Eagan, MN, were married in August, 2002. Rhonda earned her bachelors degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin, Superior. She is a teacher at the Peace of Mind Education Center in Woodbury, MN. Ryan is an orthopedic representative for Smith and Nephew Orthopedics in Bloomington, MN.
Robert Lietha of Bennett, MN, and Joann Schaller of Lake Nebagamon, MN, were married in August. Joann is a head cashier at the Hermantown Menards, and Robert is a carpenter.
Megan Loppnow of Duluth, is the new Promotions Assistant and PSA Director at WDIO-TV.
Rob Nurminen and Kari Hull were married in September of 2002. Kari, a graduate of the College of St. Scholastica, is an assistant supervisor and inventory coordinator at Lake Sonoma Winery in Geyserville, CA. Rob is a mortgage banker for Provident Funding in Santa Rosa, CA.
Rachael Klein, MA 02, and Scott Lind, both of St. Cloud, MN, were married in October. Rachael earned her masters degree in counseling psychology from UMD in 2002. She is employed by the Central Minnesota Sexual Abuse Center. Scott is employed by INH Property Management and Granite City.
Navy Ensign Reynard K. Moore, of San Diego, received his commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School at the Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL.
Michelle Meinke of Two Harbors, MN, and Ryan Hallman, of Phoenix, were married in April. Michelle is an assistant manager for Paradise Valley Jewelers. Ryan is a security officer for Maricopa County.