Linda Cibulskis ’91
Ariz.) writes that in 2011 she won the
Nursing Excellence Award in the cat-
egory of Management for the Moun-
tain West Region, sponsored by Nurse
Week magazine and Nurse.com. She
is currently house supervisor at Mayo
Clinic in Arizona, where she celebrat-
ed her 21st year this summer.
Matt Bollant ’94
Green Bay, Wis.) is
the new women’s basketball coach at
the University of Illinois. He enjoyed a
successful stint as head coach at the
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay,
where he compiled a 148-19 record
over the last five years.
Kent Kindschy ’94
accepted a principal position at Turtle
Lake K-12 School. He and wife, Debra
May) ’93 and their two sons moved to
Turtle Lake in June.
Sara Haley Kreibich ’98
Wis.) has been chosen Distinguished
High School Teacher of the Year by
the Wisconsin Council for the Social
Studies. She has been a social studies
teacher for 12 years and currently
teaches at Somerset High School. She
earned degrees at WSU, the University
of Wisconsin-River Falls, and Silver
Lake College, where she received her
master’s in administrative leadership.
She and husband, Cory, a third grade
teacher, have three children.
Amanda (Keiser) Brinkman ’00
Blaine, Minn.), vice president for
branding and creative services for Al-
lianz Life Insurance Co., was honored
by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business
Journal’s Women in Business in May.
Jeff Kocur ’00
won the 2012 Educator of the Year
from the Minnesota High School Press
Association. Jeff is a teacher at Hop-
kins High School and advisor to its
yearbook and newspaper. He began
teaching English language arts and
advising the newspaper in 2000. Both
Hopkins publications have won state
and national recognition for
Christopher Bode ’01
Iowa) has a new book: 4th Quarter
Madness: A Football-Style Guide For
Stay-At-Home-Dads. He has been a
stay-at-home father for eight years
to his three daughters. He earned his
bachelor’s in elementary education at
WSU and also a history degree at the
University of Iowa.
Luke Merchlewitz ’01
been selected to serve on the Nation-
al Education Association Foundation’s
Senior Fellows Advisory Group. He
joins six fellow educators to shape the
NEA mission and consult with staff.
The appointment caps a two-year run
of accolades, during which Luke has
been named a Minnesota Teacher of
the Year finalist and the Minnesota
Teacher of Excellence.
Reggie Olendieck ’01
Texas) is the new boys’ basketball
coach at Marshall High School in the
Northside ISD in San Antonio.
Stefanie (Steimann) ’02 and Jer-
emy Schussler ‘02
welcomed their first child, Miles Cory,
on March 6.
Holly (Marten) Sieve ’02
Lake, Minn.) and husband Jason
welcomed daughter, Monroe Rae, on
November 21, 2011. Big sisters Presley
and Madison love her so much! Holly
also celebrated ten years as marketing
coordinator at Sanford Worthington
Medical Center in May. She started at
the hospital just a week after graduat-
ing from WSU.
Mike ’02 and Jackie (Kuehlmann)
Holmen, Wis.) welcomed
Molly Elizabeth to the family on
Peggy (Seitz) Reimers ’03
Isle, Minn.) was promoted to dispatch
supervisor at the Nicollet County
Sheriff’s Office in St Peter. She is
responsible for daily operations and
oversees the dispatchers. She has
been employed with Nicollet County
Carrie (Semling) Bork ’04
pealeau, Wis.) and husband, Michael,
welcomed son Garrett on June 9.
These three 2006 grads reconnected at a March
alumni event in Milwaukee, Wis. Pictured left
to right are Jessica (Wessa) Quintanilla, Diana
Hornak, and Ali Ho.