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Class Notes 2022

January 2022

Obiageli "Oby" Nwabuzor (M.B.A., '17) and Wes Shaver (B.A. Theater, '09; M.S. Sport Management, '11) have been named to the prestigious Milwaukee Business Journal 2022 40 Under 40 list that honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement while also becoming leaders in their communities.
Oby is the director of community impact for the American Heart Association and founded the Envision Growth real estate development firm in 2019.
Wes is the president of Milwaukee Pride and serves on Stritch's College of Arts and Sciences advisory council.


Carrie Wegner (B.S. Business Management, '18) is a co-owner of Brama's Pizzeria in Germantown, Wis. The new restaurant was featured in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article

Obiageli "Oby" Nwabuzor (M.B.A., '17) is featured in a Milwaukee Business Journal article that details her efforts to create a positive community impact through urban regeneration and Envision Growth, a real estate development company she founded in 2019. 


Raquel Filmanowicz (B.S. Management, '03) has been named a recipient of the Professional Dimensions Imprint Award that recognizes women who are making a lasting mark in their career, community, and collaborations. Raquel is the director of the Economic Equity Advisory Group for Commercial Banking at BMO Harris Bank. She also is involved in the BMO Empower Fund, a social impact fund and worked to create an integrated community giving plan that drives the bank’s strategic philanthropic outreach. Raquel served as the CEO of the 2020 DNC Host Committee from March-September 2020.

Donna Aboayge (B.S. Biology, '08) opened Frankies Restaurant, an establishment that serves African, Caribbean and American food on Milwaukee's east side.

Jermaine Murry (B.S Management '08; M.S. Sport Management '10) has been named head football coach at Greendale (Wis.) High School.

Janette Braverman (M.S. Management, '09) and Renae Sigall (B.S. Business Administration, '09) were named to list of Wisconsin's Most Influential Black Leaders.
Braverman serves as the Executive Director of External Partnerships at Cardinal Stritch University, is the first Black County Board Supervisor for Ozaukee County, and is the president of the NAACP Ozaukee County branch. Sigall is the branch manager at the corporate UW Credit Union branch in Madison (Wis.), where she oversees operations.

Laurette Pettibone (B.S. Management, '09) has been named interim general manager for the Seven Clans Casino Thief River Falls (Minn.).

Marcus Arrington (M.S. Educational Leadership, '05; Ed.D. Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service, '14) was featured in an Assemblies of God news article. He is the senior pastor at Parklawn Assembly of God Church, Milwaukee. 


Nancy Sienko (M.S. Management, '84) has been appointed the director of the San Francisco District Office for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She has worked for the EEOC since 1979. 

40 oil paintings with Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin themes by Shelby Keefe (B.F.A., '81) are on display at the Art Bar through Feb. 9. Art Bar is located at 722 E. Burleigh St., Milwaukee. 

In Memoriam

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

Sister Margaret Ruddy, OSF, died Dec. 29, 2021. Sister Margaret worked in the Stritch Library for three decades before establishing the University Archives in 2009. The Archives were renamed for her in 2019 in recognition of her service to the University.

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