Stritch Alumni in the News

June 15, 2018
BizTimes Milwaukee
Greater Milwaukee Foundation honors community leaders at annual meeting
Melissa Goins, Anselmo Villarreal recognized at ceremony

Anselmo Villarreal, '14, received the Doug Jansson Leadership Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Anselmo is the President and CEO of La Casa de Experanza, which is based in Waukesha, Wis., and provides opportunities to achieve full social and economic participation in society, with emphasis on the Hispanic population.


May 31, 2018
Waunakee Tribune
Tribune Profile: Dave Hineline: A retired math teacher, a computer pioneer and Lion
Stritch alumnus Dave Hineline, '91, is featured in this article. Dave had a storied teaching, administrative and coaching career at Waunakee High School and remains active with the Waunakee Lions Club. 





May 16, 2018
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Yes, Wisconsinites care about the royal wedding. Here's why.
In advance of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the USA Today Network-Wisconsin explored the fascination with all things royal. David Price, '07, '13, a native of Lancashire, England, and former Stritch men's soccer player, is co-owner of Three Lions Pub and Red Lion Pub in Milwaukee with fellow Brit and former Stritch teammate Chirstopher Tinker, '06, '10. The pubs reflect Price and Tinker's homeland with varied memorabilia, food and a sense of community. The pubs will open at 5 a.m. Saturday, May 19, to show the royal wedding and offer a Royal Tea Service.

May 9, 2018
Milwaukee Business Journal
Valerie Daniels-Carter, Randy Crump honored by African American Chamber: Slideshow
Valerie Daniels-Carter, '83, received the 2018 Business Champion Award from the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin. She is the President and CEO of  V&J Foods, Holding Companies, Inc. (VJ Holdings), a multi-brand/multi-state operation that is the largest female owned franchise organization in the country.








May 11, 2018
Now News Group
Menomonee Falls High School to induct three into Hall of Fame
Andrew Hacker, '13, will be inducted into the Menomonee Falls (Wis.) Wall of Fame May 16. He currently serves as the instrumental music director at Hartford (Wis.) Union High School. Hacker was honored as the 2015 Civic Music Association of Milwaukee's Teacher of the Year.





May 5, 2018
Dairyland Peach
Woman of the Month, Nadine Schnettler, willing to try anything
Nadine Schnettler, '91, has been named the Dairyland Peach Woman of the Month for May, She serves as the director of the Rocori Senior Center in Cold Spring, Minn., where she "transformed the center into a viable part of the community" and plans many events and fundraising activities to keep the facility in the black.





April 16, 2018
Facility Executive
Put Mosquitoes Out Of Work, Not Your Staff
Peter Teska, '02, shares tips with employers who facilities management staff members may encounter mosquitoes in the course of their work. Teska is a global infection prevention application expert at Diversey.


April 5, 2018
CBS News This Morning
Art collectors sell works to help Milwaukee housing project​
Former Stritch professor Tony Busalacchi, '80, and his wife Pat were featured in the CBS News This Morning's 'A More Perfect Union' segment. The Busalacchis celebrated Tony's 85th birthday by donating 85 pieces of artwork to Capuchin Community Services to assist in furnishing the St. Anthony Apartments in downtown Milwaukee. 


March 26, 2018
Urban Milwaukee
St. Thomas More High School Teachers Earn Statewide Awards
Alumna Jodi Brzezinski, '07, has been named Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year for the second consecutive year. She accepted the award, presented by the National Art Education Association, at a national convention in Seattle on March 23.



March 23, 2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee and Wisconsin want to attract more young people. Here's why 9 millennials already live here.
In an article that examines why young adults are choosing to stay in or relocate to Milwaukee, Stritch alumnus Quentin Allums, '16, is interviewed. A native of Minneapolis, Quentin shares that while he plans to move to London this summer and then live in New York City or Chicago, he is intent on returning to Milwaukee. 



March 15, 2018
Milwaukee Business Journal
Eve Hall, Paula Penebaker receive 2018 Sacagawea Awards: Slideshow
Eve Hall, '09, received a 2018 Sacagawea Award from Professional Dimensions in recognition of her professional achievements and community accomplishments. Hall is the president and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League.






March 2, 2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Stingl: Raised in West Allis, young woman returns to Vietnam to find her birth mom
Brittany Hawley, '17, shares her fascinating journey to Vietnam to visit her birth mother and the impact the reunion had on her.






Feb. 26, 2018
Business Journal
Valerie Daniels-Carter brings seafood chain Captain D's to Milwaukee
Valerie Daniels-Carter, '83, is behind the effort to bring Captain D's, a national restaurant chain serving quality seafood at reasonable prices to the midwest. The first Milwaukee location (not far from the Stritch campus!) opened recently and another site is projected to open soon. 



Feb. 21, 2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Stingl: Couple donates art from a lifetime to pay for furnishing apartments for the homeless
Former Stritch professor Tony Busalacchi, '80, and his wife Pat will sell framed paintings, religious icons, stained-glass panels, sculpture and etchings from their personal collection to help furnish new apartments in downtown Milwaukee. The affordable housing will be located on the site of the former St. Anthony Hospital where Tony was born. Tony is cited for following in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi, who preached through his actions, not just words. 


Feb. 12, 2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin filmmaker creates documentary of WWI female telephone operators
Jim Theres, '06, shares the story of female telephone operators who played a key role in World War I by serving in the Army Signal Corps in the documentary "The Hello Girls." The one-hour film will debut March 1 at Arlington National Cemetery's Women's Memorial.





Feb. 12, 2018
Racine Journal Times
DeMatthew embraces the challenge: Former star player for St. Catherine's works in Bucks front office
Former high school and college basketball standout Jamie DeMatthew, '12, is senior group acount executive for the Milwaukee Bucks. DeMatthew earned a master's degree in sport management, which helped prepare him for a transition from the hardwood to an adminsitrative position. 




Feb. 9, 2018
Today's TMJ4 
Brookfield native NBC photojournalist working in PyeongChang
Marcy Weinsheim, '57, provided an update on her son, John, who coverered the luge, bobsled and skeleton at the 2018 Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea.


Feb. 8, 2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Northwestern Mutual honors local nonprofits through new art exhibit
Shelby Keefe, '81, is one of the artists whose work is featured in the new Northwestern Mutual Foundation Giving Gallery: Community in Process, located on the first floor of Northwestern Mutual Tower & Commons, 805 E. Mason St. The gallery is open Monday-Friday and admission is free. The exhibit includes work by 17 Wisconsin artists and is in tribute to 25 nonprofit agencies and organizations that have received support from the Foundation over the last 25 years.  




Feb. 1, 2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Books from Milwaukee's Pabst, Uihlein families pulled from trash, given to Pabst Mansion
Historic books belonging to a woman from two of Milwaukee's most iconic beer families were recently donated to the Pabst Mansion where John Eastberg,'93, serves as executive director. The early 20th century books belonged to Ida Pabst, daughter of August Uihlein of the Schlitz Brewing Company, and wife of Frederick Pabst, Jr., of the Pabst Brewing Company.  




Jan. 22, 2018
Milwaukee Business Journal 
Unlocked: Meet the entire 2018 class of 40 Under 40 winners
Marisol Cervera, '16, and Benjamin Haas, '00, were named to the Milwaukee Business Journal's 40 Under 40 list, recognized professionals who are making a difference throughout southeastern Wisconsin.




Jan. 7, 2018
WTMJ Radio
Pettit National Ice Center hosting Olympic trials
Kevin Butler, '07, the Pettit National Ice Center marketing director, discusses the impact the U.S. Olympic Long Track Trials will have on the Pettit Center and the greater Milwaukee community.


Nov. 15, 2017
Wauwatosa NOW
Local math teacher opening 'Mathnasium' learning center in Wauwatosa to help kids learn
Derek Pipkorn, '15, opened a Mathnasium franchise in Wauwatosa to help local children with math. Pipkorn believes "... we can we can all be math people if we have the right resources." 





Nov. 9, 2017
KPMG Women's PGA Championship
Jacquelyn Endsley Named Championship Director for the 2018 KPMG Women's PGS Championship
Kohler, Wis., native Jacquelyn Endsley was named the Championship Director of the 2018 KPMG Women 's PGA Championship, one of the four major tournaments on the LPGA Tour. The tournament will be plaed June 26-July 1 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, Ill.





Nov. 8, 2017
Beloit Daily News
District to host Veterans Day event
The School District of Beloit featured Sergeant Major Tanya M. Hudnall, '08, '09, '11, at its Veterans Day event that was open to the community. SGM Hudnall has served for more than 25 years, including during Operation Iraqi Freedom III from 2004-2005. She has received the Combat Action Badge, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal. 




October 2017
Chicago Tribune
College teacher wrote kids’ nonfiction books
College of Lake County (Ill.) English professor Mary Dunn, '68, began a career authoring nonfiction children's books in her late 60s and imparted a love of writing in her students. Mary was the recipient of the 2011 International Latino Book Award for "I Want to be a Chef" and frequently spoke at national and international literacy conference. Mary died in Ocotber after being diagnosed with bile duct cancer. 







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