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History Department Alumni

Dear Alumni,

As part of our effort to stay in contact with our former students, we are in the process of updating our alumni database. Please consider providing us some information about yourself, we are looking for background and contact information and would like to hear any news that you want to share with us.

Contact:
Dr. Matthew Lindaman
Chair, Department of History
Winona State University
Winona. MN 55987
mlindaman@winona.edu
507.457.5877

Graduating Classes

Explore the past History and Legal Studies graduates and where they are today!

 

Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2014    
Kyle Backman BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Winona Area Public Schools, MN 
Krissa Foegen BT, Social Studies Teaching Spanish Teacher, Dover-Eyota Schools, MN 
Patrick Kerrigan BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Minneapolis International Middle School, Minneapolis, MN
Jeffrey Maxwell BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher, Yuma, Arizona 
Jamie Ramirez BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher, Spring Lake Park High, MN
Fall 2013    
Tina Finley BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Grayslake North High, IL
Tyler Hannigan BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Owatonna Public Schools, MN
Nicola Kingeter BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Sparta Community Schools, WI
David Schlotfeldt BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Scott Highlands Middle School, ISD 196, Apple Valley, MN
April Wallace BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, LuVerne Public Schools, MN

 

Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2013    
Megan Brownell BT, Social Studies Teaching Teacher at Lil' Scholars, Des Moines, IA 
Shane Carlson BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Valley View Learning Center, Winona, MN
Joy Dalida BT, Social Studies Teaching Lead Toddler Teacher, The Creative Child, Minneapolis, MN
Connor Doyle BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher, Odessa Community Schools, Odessa, TX
Molly Mahoney BA, History Receptionist, Todd Wenzel Automotive, Grand Rapids, MI
Andrew Brue BA, History GC Teacher Prep Collaborative, ’14, Social Studies Teacher, Mayo High, Rochester Community School District, MN
Michael Hicks BA, History English Language Instructor, China
Kathleen Holmland BA, History Retirement Representative, Wells Fargo, Maple Grove, MN
Timothy Kruger BA, History General Manager, Fastenal, Portland, OR
Eric Matz BA, History Social Studies Teacher, North Crawford Public Schools, WI
Julie May BA, History Supervisor, Caribou Coffee, St. Paul, MN
Alex Rethwisch BA, History Event Management, SSM Direct, Denver, CO
Morgan Wright BA, History Order Specialist, Viracon, Owatonna, MN
Fall 2012    
Stephen Bell BT, Social Studies Teaching Career Coach, Warren Township High, IL
Christopher Binner BT, Social Studies Teaching Wabasha County Social Services, MN
Megan Fechner BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Rosemount Middle School, ISD 196, MN
Lukas Gotto BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Alexandria Middle School, MN
Dan Leffelman BT, Social Studies Teaching Assistant Sales Manager, Mills Fleet Farm, LaCrosse, WI
Thomas Sawyer BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Faribault Area Learning Center
Ethan Scheck BT, Social Studies Teaching Summer Recreation Director, Houston, MN
Rebecca Johnson BA, History Advanced Study, Counselor of Education Master’s Program, Winona State
Carolyn Kostelecky BA, History Assistant Store Manager, Wal-Mart, Rapid City, South Dakota
Naomi Miezwa BA, History Outreach Coordinator, Safe Avenues, Winona, MN
Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2012    
Jacob Hager BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Faribault Area Learning Center, MN
Alyssa Metejka BT, Social Studies Teaching

Paraprofessional, Warren Township High, Gurnee, IL

Stan Wheatman BT, Social Studies Teaching Life Skills Teacher, Rochester Alternative Learning Center, Rochester Public Schools, MN
Andrew Buisman BA, History Banking, BMO Harris Bank, La Crosse, WI
Emily Asleben BA, History Democratic Party of Oregon, OR
Arlett Barrera-Martinez BA, History Advanced Study, Leadership Program Master’s, Winona State
Hanna-Maria Barsness BA, History Management, Valley Staffing, Northfield, MN
Amanda Bauer BA, History Library Technical Services Assistant, St. Mary’s University, MN
Afton Esson BA, History Archives and Library Manager, Goodhue County Historical Society, MN
Sandro Krkljes BA, History Advanced Study, William Mitchell School of Law, MN
Drake Larson BA, History Advanced Study, Hamline School of Law, MN Advanced Study, St. Thomas School of Law, St. Paul, MN
Carrie Osowski BA, History Advanced Study, St. Thomas School of Law, St. Paul, MN
Fall 2011    
Jeffrey Dick BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Filmore Central, Spring Grove, MN
Carolyn Juske BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Chequamegon School District, WI
Samantha Rolstad BT, Social Studies Teaching Education Assistant, Northeast Metro #916
Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2011    
Matthew Halfond BT, Social Studies Teaching Management Assistant, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Minneapolis, MN
Nathan Lynne BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Lewiston-Altura, MN
Erin Overvig BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Simley High, Inver Grove Heights, MN
Steven Straus BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher, Sebeka Public Schools, MN
Zachary Zierdan BT, Social Studies Teaching Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Inver Grove Heights Community Schools, MN
Sara Lunt BA, History Self-Employed Creative Web Writer, Lunt Enterprises, LaCrosse, WI
Bradford Lange BA, History Social Studies Teacher, Prairie du Chien Public Schools, WI
Allyson Lueneburg BA, History Aide to Hennepin County Commissioner, MN
Eileen O'Keefe BA, History Customer Service, Heiland Electronics, Mount Prospect, IL
Stephanie Popp BA, History Advance Study, George Washington University History Master’s Program
Jenifer Serafin BA, Law and Society  Public Defense Attorney, Tacoma, WA (JD Phoenix School of Law, ’14)
Fall 2010    
Alyse Schroeder BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Lincoln Middle School, Rochester Community Schools, MN
Jennifer Tjoflat BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Wauzeka-Steuben High, Wauzeka, WI
Collt Ullon BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, St. Clair Community Schools, St. Clair, MN
Zachary Krage BT, Social Studies Teaching Secondary Learning Leader, Riverway Learning Community, Winona, MN
Andrea Nelson BA, Law and Society Attorney (Roger Williams School of Law, JD, ’14)
Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2010    
Tyler Cookas BT, Social Studies Teaching Middle School Social Studies Teacher, ISD #196, Rosemount, MN
Ryan Slack BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Blooming Prairie Public Schools, MN
Lynn Englund BA, History Winona Health, Winona, MN
Jillian Fuller BA, History Librarian, Ida Public Library, Janesville/Beloit Area, WI
Eileen Moeller BA, History Project Manager, ATSCo Supermarkets, Elgin, IL
Ashley Navratil BA, History Advanced Study, History Master’s Program Iowa State University
Erik Samuelson BA, History Sales Representative, Unisource Worldwide Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Mallory Sanzeri BA, History Associate Attorney, Thomas Burdelik and Associates, Greater Chicago Area
Kimberly VanderZee BA, History Account Manager, Century Foods International, Rushford, MN
Matthew Gergen BA, Law and Society Owner Matt Gergen Construction, New Market, MN
Cassie Parkhurst BA, Law and Society Development Associate, The Center, Non-Profit Organization, Denver, CO
Rachel Schromen BA, Law and Society Associate Attorney, Hansen, Lulic, and Krall, LLC, St. Paul (JD, William and Mitchell, ’13)
Fall 2009    
Chad Bischoff BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Stillwater Area Public Schools, MN
James Ethen BT, Social Studies Teaching Electronic Technician, Astronautics Corporation of America, Milwaukee, WI
Laura Ferkingstad BT, Social Studies Teaching Care Manager, Family Group Partnership
Lindsay Mackie BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Caledonia Public Schools
Tyler Zunker BT, Social Studies Teaching Technology Specialist, Winona Area Public Schools, MN
Jennifer Gates BA, History Advanced Study, Education Leadership Master’s, St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN
Curtis Jackson BA, History Founder and Executive Director of Elevation Blueprint, Denver, CO
Jerrad Ohr BA, Law and Society Attorney, Ronald Rosen Law Offices, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Nova Southeastern University-Shepard Brood Law Center, JD, ’13)
Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2009    
Paul Graversen BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Northeast Middle School, Minneapolis Schools, MN
Betsy Lacenski BT, Social Studies Teaching Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Yuma, AZ
Chad Michalkiewicz BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, DePere, WI
Sean Murphy BT, Social Studies Teaching  Record Processing, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
David Rohlfing BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher, Big Lake Schools, MN
Chelsea Rosenow BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher, Chippewa Falls Area Unified Schools, WI
Elizabeth Adams BA, History GC Teacher Prep Collaborative, ’10, Social Studies Teacher, Rochester Lourdes High School, MN
Jeremiah Jackson BA, History Diving Coach, St. Mary’s University, Winona Area Public Schools
Getty Lustila BA, History Advanced Study, PhD Candidate, Philosophy Department, Boston University, MA
Alysha Petit BA, History Merchandise Presentation Planner, Kohl’s Department Stores, Greater Milwaukee Area
Josh Seresee BA, History Senior Recruiter at Hire Investment, Rochester, MN
Donald Vieth Jr. BA, History Sports Information Director, Cameron University, Lawton, OK
David Obray BA, Law and Society Associate Marketing Manager at General Mills, St. Louis Park, MN
Ellis Minor BA, Law and Society Strategic Sales Manager, AT&T, Milwaukee
Jeremy Nauman BA, Law and Society Attorney, Frantdt and Johnson Ltd., Blue Earth, MN (JD, Northern Illinois, ’12)
Samantha Pepprock BA, Law and Society Attorney, BAQBI Inc., Grand Rapids, MI (JD, Thomas Cooley Law, ’12)
Melissa Wassink BA, Law and Society Attorney, victim Services Advocate, Olmstead County (JD William Mitchell, ’12)
Fall 2008    
Alison Drummond BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Quest Academy, Minneapolis, MN
Jonathan Mueller BT, Social Studies Teaching Grade 4 Teacher, Western Academy of Beijinga
Bryon Pavelka BT, Social Studies Teaching Assistant Store Manager, Macy’s, St. Paul, MN
Blair (Smith) Valone BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Dakota Hills Middle School, ISD #196, MN
Douglas Comes BT, Social Studies Teaching Upward Bound Advisor, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Minneapolis Area, MN
Signy Sherman BA, History English Language Teacher, Jiliang University, China
Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2008    
David Braun BT, Social Studies Teaching Assistant Football Coach, UC-Davis, CA
Nathan Brieske BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Waupin WI
Philip Capuzzi BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Osceola, WI
Michael Christie BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher, Hibbing, MN
Benjamin Geiger BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher, Watertown Unified District, WI
Leif Recihgelt BT, Social Studies Teaching  Special Education Teacher, John Marshall High, Rochester Community Schools, MN
Dane Schad BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher, Shakopee East Junior High, Shakopee, MN
Tyler Selbrade BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher, District of Hillsborough County, Birmingham, AL
Matthew Stobaugh BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher/Special Education Teacher, Rochester Community Schools, MN
Nathan Walbruch BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher, Union County Public Schools, Charlotte, NC
Brad Eidahl BA, History Advanced Study, PhD in History, Ohio University
Nathan Fuller BA, History Museum Educator, Wings and Wheels Museum, Poplar Grove, WI
Martha Hernandez BA, History Research Associate, National Latino Network for Healthy Families and Communities
Brandon Luedtke BA, History PhD Candidate, History Department, University of Kansas
Christopher Obray BA, History Manager, Channel Marketing Programs, Mounds View, MN
Montana Storm BA, History Operations Administrative Assistant, Cytec Aerospace Materials, Winona, MN
Jamie Jacobson BA, Law and Society Meeting Administrator, McGlady, Northfield, MN
Adam Kujawa BA, Law and Society Attorney, Assistant Attorney General, State of Minnesota (JD William and Mitchell)
Skyler Samp BA, Law and Society Attorney, Edmonds Law Firm, San Diego (JD, Hamline, ’11)
Fall 2007    
Daniel Burch BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Racine Unified High, WI
Jay Callahan BT, Social Studies Teaching Advanced Study, Counselor Education Master’s Program, Winona State University, MN
Robert Haferman BT, Social Studies Teaching Special Education, Beacon Academy, Minneapolis, MN
Cengizhan Ozuturk BT, Social Studies Teaching Financial Systems Supervisor, CBRE, Minneapolis, MN
Elizabeth Smith BT, Social Studies Teaching Student Support Services Teacher, ISD 535, Rochester, MN
Kayla Steward BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, IL
Darrellyn Barrett BT, Social Studies Teaching Librarian, Preston Public Library, MN
Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2007    
Matthew Berggren BA, History Reimbursement Specialist, Respiritech Pharmaceuticals, Minneapolis, MN
Jacqueline Gessner BA, History Social Studies Teacher, Houston, MN
Kevin Lentz BA, History Executive Director, Tiago County Historical Society, New York
Frank Wagner BA, History Minnesota Youth Council Manager, Minnesota Alliance w/ Youth, Minneapolis, MN
Fall 2006    
Angela Beckel BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Jackson County Central High, MN
Aaron Janssen BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Fillmore Central High, MN
Rene Neumeier BT, Social Studies Teaching Young Adult Librarian, Evanston, IL
Carl Leitelt BA, Law and Society Senior Advisor, DeVry Institute, Chicago
Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2006    
Carolyn Becker BA, History Academic Counselor, University of North Texas
Timothy Greenslade BA, History Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Pine Haven Care Center, Rochester, MN
Elizabeth Indra BA, History Curator, Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Ben Quehl BA, History Product Manager, Best Buy, Minneapolis, MN
Allen Ramsey BA, History Assistant State Archivist, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CN
Keith Rezac BA, History Production and Operations manager, Menasha Corporation, St. Paul, MN
Matthew Rowan BA, History Absence Coordinator, The Hartford, Hastings, MN
Andrew Steck BA, History Advanced Education, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Iowa
Jennifer Weaver BA, History Assistant Director of the Winona History Center
Sarah Wethern BA, History Youth Librarian, Douglas County, MN
Jason Mork BA, Law and Society Police Officer, Fountain City, WI
Fall 2005    
Karin Ballstadt BA, History Teacher, Evangelical Classical Christian School, Alabaster, AL
Charla Hunter BA, History Attorney, JD Haas and Associates, Minneapolis, MN
Brian Hynes BA, History Accounts/Insurance Representative, State Farm, Burnsville, MN
Cody Mathers BA, History Operations Manager, KIL, E-Learning, La Crosse, WI
Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2005    
Adam Archer BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Chatfield, MN
Ty Breitlow BT, Social Studies Teaching Principal, Chilton High, WI
Tyler Despins BT, Social Studies Teaching Charter Business Sales Supervisor, Rochester, MN
Jennifer Filz BT, Social Studies Teaching  Advanced Education, PhD Candidate, Urban Education, UW-Milwaukee
John Mirecki Jr. BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher, KSD #140, Tinley Parkm IL
Greg Newgard BT, Social Studies Teaching  Social Studies Teacher, Brooklyn Center Community Schools, MN
Michael Pendleton BT, Social Studies Teaching   Manager, Barnes and Noble, Rochester, MN
Grant Bygd BA, History Quality Control Manager, Bygd Precision, Ridgeland, WI
Adam Dooley BA, History Benefits CSR, Aon Hewitt, Mundelein, IL
Dustin Finke BA, History City Planner, Medina, MN
Todd Henderson BA, History Medical Readiness NCO, Army National Guard, MN
Scott Manthei BA, History Associate Attorney, Buelow Law, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN
Zachary Taylor BA, History Project Manager, WRD Environmental Inc., Greater Chicago Area
Fall 2004    
Bradley Berzinski BT, Social Studies Teaching Principal, WK Elementary School, Winona Area Public Schools, MN
Emily DeVries BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, LeRoy-Ostrander, MN
Edward Hoffman BA, History Owner, Ed’s No Name Bar, Winona, MN
William Synan BA, History Inside Sales, Campus Tech, Chicago, IL
Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2004    
Jessica Bittner BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Franklin Public Schools, WI
John Brennan BT, Social Studies Teaching Owner of John-Joseph Coffee, Sauk City, WI
Daniel Mlsa BT, Social Studies Teaching Social Studies Teacher, Rushford-Peterson, MN
Adam Wichmann BT, Social Studies Teaching  Regional Sales Coordinator, Aflac, La Crosse, WI
Kevin Curtin BA, History Assistant Football Coach, Winona State University
Milan Homola BA, History Co-Founder and Executive Director at Compassion Connect, Portland, OR
Rebecca Larson BA, History Product Liability Claims Specialist, Ecowater Systems LLC, Minneapolis, MN
Matthew Muenchow BA, History Senior Auditor, Wells Fargo, Minneapolis, MN
Ellie Schmidt BA, History Volunteer Coordinator, Second Harvest Heartland, St. Paul, MN
Brent Thoen BA, History Product Manager, Badger Ladder, Milwaukee, WI
Jason Zaborowski BA, History Loan Services Specialist, Great Lakes Higher Education
Megan Zeilinger Henjum BA, History  Manager, Aldi Foods, Tinley Park, IL
Fall 2003    
Matthew Corsello BA, History Manager, Aldi Foods, Tinley Park, IL
Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2003    
Steven Lindsay BA, History Division Director of Managed Care, Hospital Sisters Health System, Eau Claire, WI
Brain Ohm BA, History Library Technician, Winona State University, MN
David Rinn BA, History Senior Underwriting Assistant, Liberty Mutual Insurance, St. Paul, MN
Brooke Reynolds BA, Law and Society Paralegal, Askvig and Johnson PLLP, St. Paul
Fall 2002    
Robert Barton BA, History Editor, Best Fiction, Memphis, TN
Eric Overland BA, History Strength and Conditioning Coach, Notre Dame University, INa
Lorraine Prindle BA, History Elementary Teacher, Fort Mohave, AZ
Benjamin Shannon BA, History Advanced Study, PhD in History, University of Wisconsin
Samuel Digrino BA, Law and Society Attorney, Prairie State Legal Services, Chicago, IL (JD, William Mitchell)
Anthony Kelly BA, Law and Society Field Representative, IUNA Laborer’s Internal Union of North American Minneapolis, (MA, Public Affairs, Humphrey Institute)
Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2002    
Cody Nelson BA, History Staff Attorney, Anishinabe Legal Services, Cass Lake, MN
Jennifer Betsinger BA, History Shift Leader, Kwik Trip, Minneapolis, MN
Marc Stingly BA, History Tennis Director, Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center, St. Paul, MN
Fall 2001    
None
Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2001    
Michelle Alexander BA, History Associate Broker and Office Manager, Winona Real Estate, Winona, MN
Joseph Semling BA, History Manager, Best Toy Shop Ever, Jupiter, FL
Fall 2000    
James Bovinet BA, History Senior Market Research Analyst, Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA
John Lennartson BA, History Business Intelligence Developer, C. H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Michael Mohan BA, History Account Executive, Merchant’s Bank, Winona, MN
Name   Degree Position & Location 
Spring 2000    
Andrew Bachman BA, History State Quartermaster, US Army, Fort Ripley, MN
Dane Lengerman BA, History Business Analyst, Metalife, Dodge Center, MN
Pedraig O'Brien BA, History Owner, Give-N-Go Hoops, Scottsdale, AZ
Brian Semling BA, History Owner, Briana’s Toys Inc. Fountain City, WI