Class Notes

Class Notes

‛90 Sherri (Van Wyhe) Behrendt, BA, Boone, was president, CEO and owner of Vantec, Inc. She sold the company to Angstrom Automotive Group will remain managing director of Vantec and VP of sales for Angstrom Automotive Group.

‛90 Sarah Robinson, BM, Bloomington, IN, earned a doctorate degree in music education from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Dec. 2019.

‛91 Stacey (Clark) Eggleston, BA, Chandler, AZ, is senior vice president of client excellence with AccessHope.

‛92 Chad Butterfield, BA, Shawnee, KS, is chief executive officer for the Greene County Medical Center.

‛92 Korina (Dolen) Carlson, BA, MA ‛99, La Porte City, received the 2021 Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching. She is a 10–12th grade Spanish teacher at Union High School.

‛93 Aimee (Weld) Hospodarsky, BA, Monticello, was named the 2021 School Counselor of the Year by the Iowa School Counselor Association. She represented the state at a nationwide virtual gala.

‛93 Brent Scogland, BA, Bettendorf, credits his production management degree for his success as a realtor and has been named one of the Top five Favorite Realtors in the Quad Cities for eight years.

‛93 Kenton Swartley, MA, Cedar Falls, was named the 2021 NE Iowa STEM Teacher of the year. He is the community partnerships and STEM facilitator for the Cedar Falls Schools.

‛93 Darin Wipperman, BA, MA ‛95, Lancaster, NH, published a book titled “First for the Union: Life and Death in a Civil War Army Corps from Antietam to Gettysburg.”

‛94 Noreen (Colbeck) Bush, BA, Cedar Rapids, was named the 2021–2022 Iowa Superintendent of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa.

‛94 Rob Houlihan, BA, Cedar Falls, is director of network engineering at Ting Internet.

‛94 Shannon Risk, BA, Niagara Falls, NY, is the chair of the department of history at Niagara University and was inducted into the New York Academy of History in 2018.

‛94 JC Sanford, BA, Northfield, MN, released his new CD “Imminent Standards Trio, Vol. I” on 7/23/2021.

‛94 Jeffrey Weekley, BA, Marina, CA, leads the Research IT team at UC Santa Cruz, where he is also pursuing a PhD in engineering.

‛96 Tatum (Teut) Buse, BA, MBA ‛01, Marion, was named one of the 2021 Women of Influence by the Corridor Business Journal. She is the chief financial officer at Collins Aerospace.

‛96 Scott Doherty, BA, Irvington, AL, was interviewed by the trade magazine The Locksmith Ledger International about how his experience as a locksmith helped him as a podiatric surgeon.

‛96 Amy (Slickers) McGovern, BA, Waterloo, received the 2021 Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching. She is a talented and gifted teacher at Lou Henry and Lowell Elementary Schools.

‛97 Jason Knittel, BA, MA ‛04, ASC ‛14, EdD ‛19, Dysart, received the 2021 Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching. He is a 9–10th grade history teacher at East High School, Waterloo.

‛97 Jennifer (Cameron) Paulsen, MA, Cedar Falls, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. She is a teacher at Holmes Junior High.

‛97 Nicole (Lux) Roder, BA, Rock Valley, earned a masters degree in educational leadership from Viterbo University and is the middle school/high school principal at Rock Valley Schools.

‛97 Shane Zimmerman, BA, Urbandale, is president and CEO of Two Rivers Bank & Trust.

‛98 Jake Lundgren, BA, Polk City, was promoted to chief operating officer with Knapp Properties.

‛98 Greg Sadler, BA, Newalla, OK, was a candidate for the Oklahoma Senate District 17.

‛99 Rebecca (Helm) Wilson, BA, Clive, was named the 2021 Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year for the South Central Region.

‛99 Megan (Donahue) Youngkent, BA, Cedar Falls, received the 2021 Golden Plaque Award for Distinguished Coaching Golf from the Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union.

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