ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY
COMM ALUMNI NEWSLETTER
We celebrated with the Class of 2012 during the May commencement. The
newest COMM graduates include: J. W. Siedlecki, Nikki
Boland, Sean Jankowski, Katie Tully,
Mike Harts, Cody Tucker, Alex
Ruggles, Joe Bailey, Beth Duffy,
Samantha Benischek, John Pflaumer, Samantha
Skotzko and Liz Pauley.
Phil Roberts 71 writes, Congrats on the SAU
. I'm semi-retired now but since 2010 have been producing
news stories from a home-based studio for KWPC/KMCS in Muscatine and Learfield's
Radio Iowa, Des Moines. After being off a few years, I was re-elected
to the IBNA Board of Directors on Saturday as the Southeast Iowa representative.
I haven't yet gotten journalism and broadcasting out of my system.
Leeanna (Smith) Ellis 04 writes, I'm leaving
the (Freemont, NE) Tribune for a job at the Blair Enterprise and Pilot-Tribune.
The Enterprise is a twice-weekly paper in Blair, NE
which is only
a half hour from Fremont. The family that owns the company owns weekly
papers in Blair, Washington County, Arlington, Oakland, Elkhorn and few
others around the area. I'm going to be in charge of the paper's website,
Facebook, Twitter, video, designing the front page and coordinator of
special sections. It's a pretty exciting opportunity. And a decent pay
In a time when newspapers are floundering a bit, the
Blair newspaper has done very well. It's a family-owned company and a
bit more stable than a paper owned by a corporation.
The City of Davenport Communication Director, Jennifer Nahra 80,
writes, In a few short weeks, I will celebrate my 15th anniversary
with the City of Davenport. I know its hard for me to believe, too.
A few years back, I celebrated my 30th anniversary in Communications.
The time has flown by so quickly. It is so hard to believe even today,
that Mark Minnick, News Director at WQUA radio, took a chance on a college
senior by giving her a news reporting job on his staff. Its been
a great career with lots of unforgettable moments and remarkable friends.
Chad Ward 95 has been named director of the Lee
County Bank & Trust board of directors. He also sits on the board
of directors of the Ft. Madison Chamber of Commerce, Ft. Madison United
Way, and the Ft. Madison Family YWCA.
Kristy Mergenthal 06 is opening up a new business.
Studio K will be a childrens and womens consignment
store in the Quad Cities.
Emily Chesser 11 will be a Spanish teacher at Rock
Island Alleman High School next year.
Eric Brinkschroeder 96 and his family stopped in
for a visit. He was back in the Quad Cities for his brothers wedding.
Nathaniel Krell 07 made a visit to SAU from his
current home in Los Angeles. He was back in the Quad Cities to attend
Kami (Keehner) Booth 91 also made a trip back to
SAU. She attended a farewell retirement reception for Dr. Joan Trapp of
the SAU music department.
We also had the opportunity to connect with: Megan (DeWitt) Irmen
91, Amy (Hoover) Jones 02, Randi
(Baldwin) Rockwell 08, Kerri (Greiner) Huffman
02, Pete Ivanic 96, Tara
Wellman 10, Mike Ortiz 87, Steve
Campbell 10, Kathleen Sulikowski 11,
Mike Fitzgerald 78, Katie Quid 11,
Kelli Hoag 94, Jim Stangle 82,
John Resnick 91 and Jeff Nelson 76.
- Keith Clausen 05 on obtaining his amateur radio
license. His call sign is KDØRNQ.
- Dan Tomlin 04 on his recent engagement to Marguerite
- Kevin 99 and Jenn Prior on the birth of Ripley
Kay, May 19.
- Matt Randazzo 01 on the death of his father,
Guy, on May 12.AMBROSE UNIVERSITY
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