Barry Nichols ’71
retired after 17 years as chemistry
professor at Southeast Kentucky
Community and Technical College in
Katherine (Hathaway) Moeller
Spring Valley, Minn.) has retired
from teaching at the Kingsland Pub-
lic Schools. Kathy taught first grade
for 28 years at Kingsland. “During
my high school years, I spent some
time volunteering in a first grade
classroom and my career path was
set,” says Kathy. Her teaching career
spanned 38 years. She now plans to
garden, quilt, read, bike, and spend
time volunteering, traveling, and
spending time with family.
Robert Schmitt ’74
Minn.) retired in June 2008 after 34
years with the Scott County Asses-
sor’s Office. He married wife, Nancy,
on April 20, 2011 and now has a
stepson and two step-grandchildren.
Robert reports that he underwent
successful brain surgery last year to
terminate seizures and is now back
on the golf course and volunteering
with Junior Achievement.
Sandra (Brandhorst) ’74/’80 and
Mark Bestul ’77
Lake City, Minn.)
both recently retired. Sandra retired
after working 34 years as a special
education teacher in the Lake City
Public Schools. Mark retired after
a 34-year teaching career in indus-
trial technology with the Goodhue
Public Schools. The Bestuls have two
daughters and a grandson.
Barbara (Bonow) Borgwardt ’76
Fountain City, Wis.) and husband,
Daniel, celebrated their 40th wed-
ding anniversary on June 30.
Siobhan Bremer ’85
is spending her summer as a member of the
cast for the Guthrie Theatre’s production of The Sunshine Boys.
She plays the role of a CBS executive in the Neil Simon
comedy about a bickering vaudeville team reuniting
for a television special.
Siobhan, an associate professor of theatre arts
at the University of Minnesota-Morris and the
daughter of WSU professor Vivian Fusillo, has
been acting since the age of four when she
appeared as a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz.
She has also acted at the Commonweal Theatre,
Northern Lights Playhouse, and Bountiful Theatre,
and directed at the Barn Theatre, Northern Lights,
Winona Community Theatre, and Minnesota-Morris.
She has taught at Minnesota-Morris for 11 years and has also
taught at universities in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Catch her performance at the Guthrie through September 2.
Clairvaux McFarland ’67
Rochester, Minn.), a member of the Sisters of Saint
Francis, celebrated the order’s Diamond Jubilee on May 10. She obtained
master’s in art education and administration from Winona State. Sister Clairvaux
went on to serve in education and art administration in Portsmouth, Ohio, and
Delano, Austin, Waseca, and Winona.
David Meisner ’67
Oakdale, Minn.) has been selected to the Northern Sun
Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fame. A basketball star, David graduated
from WSU as its all-time leading scorer with 1,658 career points. He worked as
a teacher in the Minneapolis area before moving to a career in sales. He was
elected to the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986.
Roger Wistrcill ’68/’70
Cumberland, Wis.) was inducted into the Austin (Minn.)
Pacelli High School Hall of Fame in June. Roger was a three-sport star at Pacelli
and was an all-state football player in 1963. He went on the play football for four
years at WSU.
Gene Schultz ’69/’76
Lansing, Iowa) was tabbed as Baseball Coach of the Year
by the National High School Coaches Association. Gene just completed his 43rd
year as coach at Lansing-New Albin High School. He leads the nation in wins
and has won eleven state titles. Gene played baseball for the Warriors.
Bruce White ’69/’73
Hamden, Conn.) recently won the James Marshall Award
for faculty service at Quinnipiac University. Bruce, professor of information
systems management, serves on Quinnipiac’s Faculty Senate, University Review
Committee, Information Technology Committee, and advises three student
groups. He also won the Center for Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008.