Bridget Griffith Evans was named as a finalist in the Pfister Artists in Residence Program. For more information, click here.
Erin Drew Kent is working as News Producer at WOFL FOX 35 News in Lake Mary, Florida.
Annie Glieber was named head coach of the women’s volleyball team for
Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Previously Glieber served five years as head coach
for Carroll University in Waukesha, WI.
Evelyn Lauer, English teacher at Niles West High School in Skokie, IL, was named
advisor of the school’s newspaper West Word. Lauer will transform the publication into
an online-only publication.
Michelle Skierka and Richard Mannisto announce their engagement. The upcoming wedding date is August 9, 2008, at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in Muskego, WI. Michelle is a family nurse practitioner at Community Care Organization in Milwaukee.
Michelle Skierka Mannisto and her husband Richard Mannisto are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter Grace Candace Mannisto on April 26, 2009. The couple eloped on June 10, 2008 and both celebrated and renewed their wedding vows at Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church on August 9, 2008. Grace also has a five year-old big brother Peter Lochner. Michelle is currently a family nurse practitioner at Community Care Organization.
rode his bicycle from Evansville, IN to Whitewater, WI last October in a benefit to raise money for the Sinfonia Educational Foundation (SEF) and the Ossian E. Mills Memorial Endowed Scholarship. He raised more than $2,500 to support Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national music fraternity for men, providing scholarships, grants and educational programming for its members; and an additional $1,000 for the Ossian E. Mills Memorial Endowed Scholarship. This year, he plans to ride again and hopes to raise $5,000 combined.
a University of Arkansas psychologist, sheds light on the relationship between posttraumatic stress symptoms and smoking in two recent papers; one published in the journal Addictive Behaviors,
the other in Clinical Psychology Review.
For further details, go to: http://dailyheadlines.uark.edu/9986.htm
has recorded an album of original acoustic music, entitled Reclinal
. Says Peter, "It took two years to finish and I’m very proud of it." For more information, visit his website: http://www.peterdamore.com/
(photo at left) made her Solemn Profession as a Carmelite Sister
and has taken the name Sister Grace of the Trinity. She received a black veil indicating that she completed her time of study and has become a fully professed member of the Order. The ceremony took place the Carmelite Monastery in Covington, Louisiana, with many of her relatives and friends present. Prayers are requested for Sister Grace of the Trinity
as she continues her vocation in the Carmelite Order. Photos of the ceremony can be found on the Carmelite Sisters’ website at http://ettinger.net/carmelcov/
Andy Blochowiak '96 lives in the Milwaukee Area and recently acquired his Certified Flight Instructor License from the FAA.
Sarah Hoye was selected a Kiplinger Knight Fellowship. She is a reporter at The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, where she is responsible for covering arts, entertainment, culture and lifestyles trends. Hoye holds a master’s degree of journalism from the University of Maryland-College Park and earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was named the 2008 Emerging Journalist of The Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and was awarded the 2008 Newspaper Association of America Minority Fellowship. She has worked at The Lexington Herald-Leader and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She joined The Tampa Tribune in July 2006. During her time as a Knight Fellow, Hoye plans to produce a multimedia package on the experiences of multiracial teens.
Tracy (Lantz) Owen and Chris Owen are currently stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. Chris is getting ready for his third tour in Iraq with 2nd AABN USMC. Tracy is a stay-at-home mom with Taylor (age 2 1/2) and Brett (age 1).
Tracy (Grandlich) Josetti and husband Jeremy announce the birth of their first child, Lucas “Luke” Arthur, born March 31, 2007.
and Jo-Nell (Koelsch) Sieren
were married on October 2, 2006 in Ballinalaken Castle, Doolin, Ireland. David graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 with a BFA in Graphic Design. He is now senior designer at Remedy, a design and strategy firm in Chicago. Jo-Nell graduated from the New York School of Visual Arts in 2002 with a BFA in photography. She is staff photographer at Marx-Saunders gallery in Chicago. (The couple is pictured at left with their fathers Michael Sieren '63
and William C. Koelsch '64
married Jeffrey Elliott on May 13, 2006 at St. Rita Parish in West Allis. Bridesmaids included maid of honor Anne Grocholski ’00, Laura Beckemeier ’98
and Jennifer Guix ’98. Gregory Grocholski ’05
was a groomsmen. Katie and Jeff now live in Louisville, KY where she is completing her D.M.D. from the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry. After graduating in May 2007, Katie will complete a one-year residency in Washington D.C. with the United States Air Force, and then will be employed by the USAF for three years as a dentist in fulfillment of her scholarship obligations.
Jeffrey James Keyes
has been working as a writer and actor since graduating Fordham University College at the Lincoln Center. His short story Mirages
was published recently in the book Italy from a Backpack
. Jeffrey also finished his second full-length play, Bay View
, and is working on a novel. "I owe everything I know about writing to the late Carol Billig, Dan Martin, and David Dentinger."
graduated this May from Columbia Business School with a Master in Business Administration. Joe focused his studies on Environmentally Sustainable Business and Social Entrepreneurship. At school, he founded the Green Business Club and led the school’s 300+ member Social Enterprise Club. Both groups focus on connecting and educating students on how organizations can deliver economic, social, and environmental value. Joe will begin working with Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice in January. He lives with his wife Maribeth Fox-Chmielewski
(’98) in Brooklyn, NY.
Christopher Wyttenbach completed the Trinity Fellowship at Marquette University this past summer.
Take a look here
at what Andrew Schneider
is up to in New York!
Seminarian Phil Bogacki
will be ordained on August 1, 2008. He was drawn to priesthood while at Pius XI where Fr. Tony Zimmer, a chaplain at the time, played a key role. Phil is profoundly overjoyed and thankful to the many who supported him in his journey to serve Jesus Christ and His Church.
Melissa S. Wollering '99 was promoted to Internal Communications Manager in charge of interactive media at Dean Health System in Madison, WI. Melissa has worked in healthcare PR and media relations for two years. She is also the Milwaukee Brewers beat writer for The Sportsbank.net. Prior to 2008, she was a television news anchor and reporter at WMTV NBC 15 in Madison and WQOW ABC 18 in Eau Claire, WI.
Thirza Defoe is among the performers on a 2009 grammy-winning album called "Come to Me Great Mystery." The album, on which Thirza sings several songs including the title cut, won best Native American Recording. Click here to listen to samples or download. Thirza is also pursuing her master's degree in creative writing and is performing in a show she just finished writing.
appeared as a guest on The Martha Stewart Show
this January, 2009. She shared tips on making affordable DIY art and discussed her work as a professional painter and the founder of Brooklyn-based Figment Studio. The segment can be seen on the Martha Stewart website
. For more information about Kristine, go to figmentstudio.com