Class Notes

Class Notes

‛80 Sue (Weiss) Green, BA, Cedar Falls, donated a kidney to her cousin 12/7/2020.

‛81 Diane (Eichman) Langner, BA, Ankeny, retired as the benefits manager at Des Moines University after more than 25 years in human resources.

‛82 Julie (Moeller) Jensen, BA, Marion, retired from educational administration with Grant Wood Area Education Agency in 2019. Her career also included time with Linn Mar schools and the Iowa Department of Education.

‛82 Nancy (Koch) Thomas, BA, MA ‛84, Saint Charles, MO, used her Spanish degree and certification in international commerce to work with many business professionals in Latin America. She is now a professor.

‛83 Kirk Anderson, BA, MA ‛85, Mission Viejo, CA, was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2020 by the Orange County Register. He is program administrator for Juvenile Hall School and created the first distance learning model for incarcerated youth in OC during the pandemic.

‛83 Jon Niehaus, BA, MA ‛85, Oak Ridge, TN, celebrated 34 years with Health Management Resources. He is a senior account manager and national trainer.

‛84 Charisse (Brown) Gillett, BA, MA ‛87, Versailles, KY, was elected to the Transylvania University board of trustees, appointed by the Kentucky governor to serve on the Kentucky African American History Commission and celebrated 10 years as president of Lexington Theological Seminary.

‛85 Troy Becker, BA, MA ‛90, MA ‛00, ASC ‛08, Cedar Falls, was named the 2021–2022 Northeast District High School Athletic Director of the Year by the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association.

‛85 Dan Fick, BA, Coralville, became the chief medical officer for Hy-Vee 7/9/2021. He also remains a clinical professor of family medicine and part of the provider group for the Executive Health Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

‛85 Angie (Williams) Looney, BA, Washington, earned an MA in strategic communication from the University of Iowa in May 2020.

‛85 Brenda (Peterson) Neville, BA, Cambridge, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Transportation Research Institute. She is the president and CEO of the Iowa Motor Truck Association.

‛85 Susie (McIntee) Schwieger, MA, Waterloo, retired from UNI in Aug. 2021. She worked in career services for 18 years and was the director of graduate student life from 2007–2021.

‛85 Ruth Watkins, BA, Salt Lake City, UT, is president of Strada Impact.

‛87 Lynette Phyfe, BA, MA ‛91, Winnipeg, MB, after serving as the interim director of the University of Manitoba’s distance education program for three years, she transferred to the department of social work as faculty and curriculum development specialist.

‛89 Brett Baker, BA, Fulton, MD, was appointed as the inspector general of the US National Archives and Records Administration on 8/2/2021.

‛89 Brian Becker, BA, Cedar Rapids, was named successor for the role of managing partner & CEO with RSM US LLP effective 8/31/2022.

‛89 Ann Berns, BA, Prairie Du Chien, WI, received the 2020 Distinguished French Teacher of the Year award from the American Association of French Teachers in Wisconsin and the Teacher Merit Award from the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers in 2017.

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