Fall 2011 Alumni Updates ~ Class notes from 2000-2004

Peter Graening, ’04, (left) Chicago, Ill., earned a Master of Business Administration and Master in Information Systems Management degrees from Loyola University Chicago in May 2010. In 2009 he completed certificate programs in business ethics and data warehousing/business intelligence at Loyola. He was recently promoted to technical user representative/project supervisor with United Parcel Service. He gave the alumni charge to graduates at the UWSP fall 2010 commencement ceremonies and recently wore Pointer gear on a mission trip to Mexico where he worked with the indigenous people in Chiapas and disadvantaged youth in Veracruz.

Bruce Curtis, ’03, Santa Rosa, Calif., is the e-commerce marketing manager for Artesa Vineyards and Winery in Napa Valley, Calif. He and his wife, Tamara, have two daughters and moved to California from Wisconsin almost four years ago.
Allison (Groshek) Schaefer, ’03, Rockville, Md., earned a master’s degree in bioscience regulatory affairs from John Hopkins University. She is a contractor at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Frederick, Md. Her husband, Ahren Schaefer, ’03, is an analyst for the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. The couple met at UWSP in 1999 at a Welcome Back Dance in Berg Gym.
Jill Wick, ’02, Santa Fe, N.M., is an aquatic habitat specialist for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish in Santa Fe.
Holly (Pozorski) Busse, ’02, Stevens Point, and Craig Busse, ’03, welcomed their daughter Emma Anne in March. She joins her sister, Grace Edyth. Holly, a second grade teacher in Stevens Point, earned a master’s degree in educational technology through Marian University in May. Craig is a production supervisor at Del Monte Foods in Plover.     

Matthew Halada
, ’01, (above) Appleton, reports that his niece, Kimberly Granada, Elcho, is attending UWSP this fall. Pointers celebrating Kimberly’s high school graduation in May are Matt’s wife, Allison (Merz) Halada, ’03, MS ’05; Kimberly; Matt; and brother-in-law, D.J. Drayna, ’00, New Berlin.

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