Rita McCauley-Redmond, ’70 (Alexandria, VA) is a top producing realtor in the Washington, D.C., metro area, after teaching and working as a defense contractor for 13 years.
Laura (Heim) Baumtrog, ’74 (Chanhassen, MN) is a staff nurse in One Day Surgery at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minn. She served on the ’04-’07 RN Negotiations Contract team, Methodist table, for the Twin Cities. She has two children, Jill and Ryan.
Debra (Erickson) Pannek, ’74 (Coppell, TX) is the director of credentialing and enrollment at EmCare, Inc.
Frederick Beseler, ’76 (La Crosse, WI) has worked for Trane commercial air conditioning systems since graduating from WSU. Over the years he has produced technical, advertising, marketing and corporate communications literature. During the last 14 years he edited a monthly magazine distributed to Trane commercial sales engineers around the world. He is responsible for commercial systems content at the corporate web site (www.trane.com). Fred is a frequent contributor to The Tapestry, an Upper Mississippi River regional magazine published monthly at Lansing, Iowa. He is also an alumni member of WSU’s sesquicentennial steering committee. Fred and his wife, Jane, have three sons.
Diane K. (Papenfuss) Holmay MS, RN, ’76 (Winona, MN) is the administrator for women and children’s services at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in La Crosse, Wis. She has been nurse liaison for women’s services in Dubna, Russia, opening the Women’s Wellness Center there in 1998, as well as nurse representative to the Ukraine for preliminary assessment and evaluation of priority health needs in two cities in 1999.
Mary (Schmidt) Marklevits, ’76 (Red Wing, MN) taught physical education, health education, and DAPE in Cannon Falls, Minn., for 25 years. Previously, Mary taught for three years in Houston, Minn. She was honored by her peers as Teacher of the Year in Cannon Falls for the 2002-2003 school year, and was nominated by them for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
Mary M. (Muchvich) Elliott, ’77 (Farmington, CT) was a trial attorney in California and has maintained an active membership in the State Bar of California. Now in Connecticut, Mary is a vice president for Chubb and Son, a division of Federal Insurance Company. She is responsible for the Professional Liability Claims department.
Mark Horvath, ’78 (Chicago Heights, IL) and his wife, Nancy, have two children, Alison, 20, and Andy, 18. Mark has been an economics and U.S. Government teacher at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Ind., since 1981. He was named Northwest Indiana Teacher of the Year in 1988. Mark has coached cross country for 17 years, receiving the Lake Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award in 2002. After 15 years as an assistant coach, in 2003 Mark was named boys varsity basketball coach. He has also authored two books about college basketball, for which he became a regional best seller in the Kansas-Missouri area.
Barbara (Baader) & Peter F. Sloan, '78 & ’79 (Belvidere, IL). Peter just finished his 25th year in education, the last 12 in administration. All 25 years have been at Belvidere Junior High/South Middle School. His wife, has been at Belvidere High School teaching business and computers for 10 years. They have two children, Cassie and Kristin.