WSU Currents •
Charles “Barney” Fox ’54
played baseball for the Warriors and went on to a long career
teaching high school business and coaching baseball.
Dr. Timothy Meyer ’90
was Student Senate president at WSU and continued to earn a doctorate in
osteopathic medicine. Currently, he is chief medical officer and chief of staff at Memorial Medical
Center in Neillsville, Wis.
Distinguished Faculty & Staff
Dr. Frederick W. Foss
taught chemistry at WSU for 41 years, touching the lives of more than
Fred and Sandy Olson
both spent their careers teaching mathematics. Fred founded the statistics
program at WSU and introduced computer programming; Sandy started multiple courses and the
math minor for elementary education majors at WSU.
Distinguished Young Alumna
Echo Huang ’95
has built a successful career as an accountant, financial advisor, and philanthropist.
Read her story beginning on page 14 in this issue of Currents.
Distinguished Service (Posthumous)
Dr. Richard Jarvinen,
professor of mathematics and statistics, taught at WSU from 1989 to 2010. In
addition, he consulted with the Johnson Space Center and was instrumental in diagnosing the failure
of the Spaceshuttle Challenger. Jarvinen passed away on July 6, 2011.
Athletic Hall of Fame
George Benedict ’71
was a standout football and basketball player before interrupting his career to
serve in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.
Carol Feldmann ’68,
a member of the tennis, volleyball, softball, and basketball programs, won the
first “W” presented to a female student-athlete while advancing to the National Collegiate Tennis
William McNary ’69
was an All-America defensive lineman who led the Warriors to an NSC
title in 1968.
Kyle Schlaak ’01
powered WSU to back-to-back NSIC basketball championships and is fourth on the
Warriors’ all-time scoring list.
Cyndy Schubbe ’02/’10
was a dominant pitching force for the Warriors’ softball team and is at or near
the top in every major pitching category at WSU.
Charles Weisbrod ’63/’66
pitched Winona State to conference, area, and district championships and
the NAIA World Series for three straight years.
Winona State Alumni Relations honored its 2012 Distinguished Alumni and Athletic
Hall of Fame honorees during WSU Homecoming on October 18 and 19.