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Class Notes 2023

March 2023


Raejean Kanter (M.E. Teaching, '85) has published a new book titled Who held the door open? Mentoring through life's challenges


Sumeera Mansukhani (M.A. Teaching Elementary, '17) has been named principal at Eisenhower Elementary School in Wauwatosa, Wis.

February 2023


Melissa Winter (B.A. Sociology, '97) has been named president of Acuity Insurance in Sheboygan, Wis.

Lee Pasbrig (B.S. Business Administration, '98) is the marketing project manager in corporate marketing for Generac Power Systems in Waukesha, Wis.


Tracy Dereszynski (B.A. Religious Studies, '04) recently wrote and published a book, "Wandering with God: A Spiritual Journey in Nature."

LaCari Gant (B.S. Management, '04; M.S. Management, '08) was named a 2023 Indianapolis Equity Change Agent by Teach Plus Indiana. She also recently received a Black Excellence in Education Award. 


Jasmine Johnson (M.S. Management, '10) has been named area vice president and director of donor services at Versiti in Milwaukee.  

Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson (Ph.D. Language and Literacy, '15) was the featured speaker at the UW-Oshkosh annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration and Awards Program

January 2023


Rosemary Murphy (M.S. Management, '86; Ph.D. Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service, '18) was featured in the Body of Christ column in the Milwaukee Catholic Herald


George Torres (B.S. Business Administration, '94; B.S. Management, '96) retired after serving 13 years as president and CEO at La Causa in Milwaukee. La Causa serves thousands of children and families each year through its charter school, crisis nursery & respite center, early education & care center and social services divisions.


Kristen Knox (M.B.A., '03) has been named CEO of Microbiologics, a global biotechnology products and services company in St. Cloud, Minn.

Anna Maria Hodges (B.S. Management, '05) was elected Milwaukee County Clerk of Circuit Court in November 2022. She is the first woman and the first woman of color to hold this position in Milwaukee County and is the first Afro-Latina to hold a clerk of court position in Wisconsin. A public investiture was held January 5. 

Kelly A. Brown (B.S. Management, '07; M.S. Management, '09 ) has been named to the Board of Directors for Encore Bank and Encore Bankshares, Inc. She serves as a partner at Patriot Financial Partners, L.P., a private equity firm based in Radnor, Pennsylvania. 


Chelsea Ballou (M.B.A., '11) has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Director of Bank Operations at First National Bank and Trust Company in Beloit, Wis. 

In Memoriam

We remember members of the Stritch family who have died and share prayers and condolences with the families and loved ones of ...

Lauren Schedler (B.S. Business Administration, '03) who died March 3, 2023.

Karen Gruenewald (B.A. Math, '74) who died March 2, 2023.

Joyce Stein (B.S. Business Administration, '92) who died March 2, 2023. 

Matthew Raatz (M.S. Educational Leadership, '02) who died Feb. 26, 2023.

Patricia Beresheim (B.A. English, '60) who died Feb. 17, 2023.

Shabreka Chapman (B.A. Writing, '12) who died Feb. 11, 2023.

Donald Fisher (B.A. Communication, '81) who died Jan. 31, 2023. 

Douglas Pollard (B.S. Management, '96) who died Jan. 26, 2023

Lois Lundquist (B.A. Arts, '52) who died Dec. 9, 2022.

Lorraine Marley (B.A. Education, '57) who died Jan. 6, 2023. 

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