Fall 2011 Alumni Updates ~ Class notes from 1980s

Mark Hartzheim, ’89, Minocqua, was elected chairman of the Town of Minocqua after serving as a town board supervisor for 15 years. He has also worked in radio sales/station management and in marketing/real estate. He and his wife, Traci (Pirk) Hartzheim, ’00, have a daughter and son.

Mark Williams, ’88,(left) Iola, is the assistant to the dean for Advancement and Marketing for the College of Letters and Science at UWSP, focusing on marketing, communications, public relations, events and coordinating efforts with University Relations and Communications and college outreach groups. He previously was the college's director of development. Before returning to UWSP in 2006, he was a group publisher with Krause Publications in Iola and its parent company, F+W Media. "The opportunity to use my background in advertising and marketing at UWSP, my alma mater, is a dream combination for me," he said.



Chuck Anderson, ’87, (with his family, left) Raleigh, N.C., is vice president of Business Development for GeoDigital International, a company that offers laser-based solutions for field data acquisition, mapping and visual infrared inspection. He led his firm in developing a National Carbon Monitoring System with NASA and leads the Vegetation Management group for utility, forestry and conservation clients. He is also active on Capitol Hill, working on forest-based carbon and biofuels initiatives. He credits Forestry Professor Emeritus Bob Engelhard with encouraging him to earn an MBA from Duke University and the CNR for “preparing me for the future.”
Michael Bernhagen, ’87, Waukesha, director of Community Engagement and Care Partner Relations at Rainbow Hospice Care in Jefferson, co-created “Consider the Conversation,”a documentary about the struggle with communication and preparation at the end-of-life. The film was produced with 70 hours of interviews and multiple perspectives on end-of-life care with patients, family members, health care workers, clergy and national experts from across the U.S. It is available at Amazon.com and was released to public broadcasting stations. For more, go to www.ConsidertheConversation.org. His wife, Denise (Alt) Bernhagen, ’87, is in post sale management and integration for Xerox in Brookfield.
Timothy Santel, ’87, Petersburg, Ill., has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Office of Law Enforcement since 1989. He is currently the resident agent in charge in Springfield, Ill., supervising federal wildlife law enforcement programs in Illinois and Missouri. He is married to Gina (Meyerhofer) Santel, last attended ’87.
Thomas Clark, ’86, Shrewsbury, Mass., has been named the Toronto Blue Jays 2011 Pro Scout of the Year. The Amherst native has scouted for the Blue Jays since 2007 and has contributed to the draft selections of Ricky Romero and Travis Snider and the acquisitions of Edwin Encarnacion and Shawn Camp. Previously he was a national crosschecker for the Blue Jays for three years. He also was an amateur scout in the New England area for the Oakland Athletics and coached college baseball at Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts and for the Cape Cod League.
Paul DeLong, ’85, (left) was named Conservationist of the Year by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation in April. The division administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry, DeLong was honored for leading the state’s forestry program and protecting forests as a support to the state’s fish and wildlife, its papermaking and printing industries and tourism industry. DeLong manages 470 permanent employees and many seasonal workers and oversees the Managed Forest Law program. His leadership has seen the green certification of Wisconsin’s public and private forests, the maintenance of large blocks of forestland and addressed the use of forest biomass for energy and the increasing threat of invasive species. DeLong and his wife, Abby, have two children.
Maureen Ferriter, ’85, Newburgh, Maine, is an elementary school guidance counselor and operates a hobby farm. She and her partner, Carol Oebel, have three daughters, one adopted from China and two adopted from Mumbai, India. “I loved UWSP,” she says. “My semester abroad was the biggest influence for me. I fell in love with Asia and it’s the reason I adopted children from Asia.” Her parents live in Point so she sees the campus every year.

Steve Janiszewski
, ’85, (second from right in picture, left) Sublimity, Ore., was among those honored with Industry Leader Award certificates from the Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and Television. He and colleagues of the Oregon State Parks Department were recognized for the park’s support of the film industry. Notable movies filmed in the Silver Falls and Columbia River Gorge state parks include The Hunted, Twilight, Yogi Bear and Without a Paddle. Janiszewski, the Oregon State Parks Capitol-Cascades district manager, is pictured second from the right as the award is given from then Oregon Governor Ted Kulongski.

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