Congratulations to John Hanten '13 on passing the Certified Financial Planner exam!
Tom Emmer '79 attended the Father/Son Banquet last weekend and is seen posing with senior members of this year's Crack Drill Squad. Emmer was himself a member of the squad in 1979.
Rob Worthington '98 has been working as a Senior Executive Financial Recruiter with Empower Associates. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Meghan, and their two children, Hannah and Billy.
Tim Scanlan '64 has been married for 54 years to Mary Rasmussen of St. Luke's & Our Lady of Peace Schools. Tim and Mary have 5 children (all married), 12 grandchildren, and 1 great grandson. Tim is the 3rd Generation President of Scanlan Group. He took over the business from his dad, Dennis Scanlan '32. Tim's sons, Russell '02 and Adam '07 are the 4th generation of the 100 year old family business, designing and manufacturing surgical instruments. Tim also mentioned that he has been blessed with great friends from the Class of '64 & beyond!
Joe Geiser '04 has been working at Microsoft as a Partner Development Manager since 2018.
Tom Nardini '74, his son Dominic Nardini '09, and business partner Chris Jensen sold the Nardini Fire Equipment Company, Inc. businesses to Pye-Barker Fire & Security in Alpharetta, Georgia in December 2020. All three of them continue to work for the new owners performing local/regional/national corporate business operations, IT management, sales efforts and new acquisition opportunities.
Michael Carroll '67 retired after receiving the lifetime achievement award from the International District Energy Association. He has been married for 45 years and has 4 granddaughters to enjoy. Congrats, Michael!
Col Collin Coatney '94 has taken a new position with the 19th Air Force in San Antonio, TX. He will continue to instruct in the F-16 with the local guard unit in San Antonio along with his new responsibilities with the 19th Air Force.
John Michael Coatney '09 is still in Panama working for a non profit company, Future Scientist, out of Seattle while completing his MBA with N. Illinois University. JM and his wife will be expecting their second child in October.
Heine Lund '82 has been making the rounds in Colorado! Here he is pictured with classmate Andrew Villaume '82 in Summit County, CO where the two men caught up on old times.
Congratulations to Jim McGuire '07 and his fiancé, Natalie Meshbesher, on their engagement in Sanibel Island, FL in March 2021!
Odeen Tufto '15 signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. See the tweet here. Congrats, Odeen!
Jack Rech '54 reached out to us from sunny Arizona to let us know that he and wife, Mary Kae, have been married for 63 years. An incredible feat! Congrats Jack and Mary Kae!
Former English teacher, Donna Isaac, recently wrote to us with several exciting updates:
• Her poem "Costumes" will be published by Midway Journal, vol. 15, issue 2, April 15 (Read it at: midwayjournal.com).
• Her poem "Whither" was published in the journal Conestoga Zen (Order at: rustinlarson.wordpress.com/
• She will be reading in the 2021 Arts Consortium of Carver County's celebration of National Poetry Month, April 21 at 6:30 pm, CT. Please RSVP by April 18, 2021 to email@example.com to receive the Zoom invitation.
James Dicks '54 wrote to let us know that he has two sons and retired to Hawaii after his wife passed away. Jim would love to hear from other 1954 boarders, so please get in touch with Jessica Sutherland if any of you are still kicking around and would like to reach out to Jim.
After getting married in Columbia in 2019, David England '09 just celebrated his second wedding anniversary with his wife, Laura, and is getting ready to celebrate his son Daniel's 1st birthday in May. David currently resides in Salt Lake City, UT with his family and was recently promoted to one of the top private wealth teams at his firm. Congrats, David!
Heine Lund '82 hit the slopes with Charlie Berg '19 (son of Paul Berg '81) out in Breckenridge, CO.
Congrats to David Dietz '85, who retires from the US Navy after over 31 years of combined active and reserve service effective April 1, 2021. His retirement ceremony was onboard the USS Yorktown in Charleston, SC on March 6 with family and friends. He also moved recently to Albuquerque as the Supply Chain Director for Sandia National Laboratories.
Congratulations to Patrick Connelly '10 and his wife, Kaylie, on the birth of their daughter, Emerson Michelle Connelly, on April 16, 2021.
Odeen Tufto '15 of Quinnipiac University, is among the top ten finalists for the prestigious Hobey Baker Award, college hockey's top honor.
The ten finalists were selected by voting from all 61 Division I college hockey head coaches plus online fan balloting. Next, the 30-member Selection Committee and an additional round of fan balloting through the Hobey website March 18-28 will determine this year’s Hobey Baker winner. Criteria for the award include: displaying outstanding skills in all phases of the game, strength of character on and off the ice, sportsmanship, and scholastic achievements.
The Hobey Hat Trick (three finalists) will be announced on April 1, 2021 and the Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced on Friday, April 9, 2021. The announcement will be televised live on the NHL Network and streamed on the Hobey Baker website at 6:00 p.m. ET. Read more about Odeen and all the finalists here!
Fr. Robert Sipe '50 recently wrote to let us know that he has been retired since 2004 and is living at the Sipe family lake home on Lake Pokegama in Grand Rapids, MN. Sipe still helps out in parishes all over northern MN and WI and he served as a cruise priest for 8 years, where he had to opportunity to travel the world. Currently, he is trying to create a Native American History & Spirituality center on his property in order to increase understanding of the riches of the Native spiritual practices. According to Sipe, "Can still walk with a cane, balance shot, depend on Depend."
Justin Alducci '11 is now a Business Banker at North American Banking Company- a locally owned Community Bank in the Twin Cities. Justin and his wife, Ashley, welcomed their son, Remington, in August of 2020. Congrats, Justin!
Thanks to the CadetWorks internship program, Nicholas Kern '17 accepted an internship with Surgical Technologies Inc. as a manufacturing engineering intern for the summer of 2021! Said Nicholas, "Thank you to STI for this opportunity and I am beyond excited for this coming May!" Congratulations, Nicholas!
In February 2019, Michael Brombach '08 founded SupDoc, a telehealth startup. While we're now curious if Michael has psychic powers, there's no denying that he's giving customers virtual access to doctors at the very time they need it most. Read more about Michael and SupDoc here and be sure to check out the SupDoc site for all of Michael's insights.
Congratulations to Luke Schneeman '13 for starting a new job as Senior Tax Accountant at UnitedHealth Group.
We have lots of updates to share about John Sheahan '80! He recently became the Executive Director of Special Operations at MGM Resorts International. He's engaged to Donna Cannon with a wedding planned for May 2021 in Islamorada, FL. John's oldest son, Michael, is following in his dad's footsteps and is a police officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and John's daughter, Kara, graduated with a degree in communications from Concordia and is now a human resources manager for Target. Meanwhile, his youngest son, Ronan, will be starting first grade in the fall. Congrats on all the milestones!
Carl Forsberg '05 recently began an appointment as Assistant Professor of history and strategy at the US Air Force War College in Montgomery, Alabama. He was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow with Yale's International Security Studies program.
Mark Gaertner ’85 and Greg Walsh ’86 have been law partners for the past 21 years. Recently, the STA alumni were recognized in the inaugural listing of the Power 30 ranking of Personal Injury Lawyers in Minnesota. Congrats!!
Congratulations to Stu Whitney '13 on his Fall 2020 marriage to Emily Anderson (Vis 2014)! Pictured above are a number of STA alumni. From left: Andy Groebe '18, Rick Anderson '80, Ben Kern '13, Tim Anderson '12, Tony Palumbo '13, Stu Whitney '13, Tom Groebe '14, Charlie Anderson '25, Larry Anderson '77, Jack Anderson '10, Bill Anderson '85, and Will Anderson '19. Stu, we thought we postponed the 2020 Alumni Reunion, but apparently it took place on your wedding day! Congrats again to Stu and Emily Whitney!
Edwin Perry '17 is the very first former student of Northern Voices to be selected to serve on the board of directors with the organization. In 2017, WCCO did a feature on Eddie and his experience as a deaf athlete, which you can watch here. Congrats Eddie!
Congratulations to Eric Schneeman '82 on being the retirement solutions Regional Vice President of the year for Securian Life.
Emmett Rice '17, a Broadcast and Electronic Media Studies student at Gonzaga University, recently became the host of "The Pulse of Spokane," a weekly talk show highlighting small business owners and community leaders in the Spokane Area. His internship with Spokane Talks Media will add to his experience producing and hosting broadcast news, live radio shows, podcasts, and comedy productions.
Several updates on the Applebaum brothers today! Drew Applebaum '13 recently started a new position as Payments Strategy Lead at nate. nate is a digital assistant able to buy any item on any website without human intervention. Its neural networks use deep learning and natural language processing to read web code and transact online on behalf of people. nate is a venture-backed artificial intelligence startup with offices in New York and London, founded in 2018 by Albert Saniger. nate uses cognitive automation to make people's lives better.
Additionally, since June of 2015, Drew, his brother Sam '18 and their father Scott, have been co-hosts of the podcast, Apple 2 Apples, a father-son podcast that's supposed to be about sports, but you never know what topic is going to cause a generational divide. When they do discuss sports, Minnesota sports is the focus. To give Apple 2 Apples a listen - https://anchor.fm/apples-2-
Congrats to Jared Gray '07, who recently got engaged to Pounnaphone Phomtalikhith, Esq. They purchased their first house together in December.
Not only did Matt Johnson '09 get married in a small, private ceremony this past May, but he was also featured on an episode of CBS This Morning: Saturday because of the new technology he and his bride, Josie Scheunemann, used for their first song, played live by Joshua Radin in the backyard of David '78 and Mary Johnson. Was Joshua Radin at the wedding? He was not, but his music was, thanks to the new live concert streaming platform, TOPEKA. Hear more about Matt and Josie's wedding experience on national television here!
Bryan Swintek '00, a Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard, recently led his team to rescue 66 fishermen trapped on an ice float on Lake Michigan. As the Response / Search and Rescue Coordinator for Sector Lake Michigan, Bryan was in charge of the entire operation. The daring rescue was featured on the national news!
Congratulations to Tim Vetscher '94, who has been promoted to the position of news director at TMJ4 (WTMJ-TV) in Milwaukee. Read more about it here.
Christian Pilhofer '05 and his wife, Lis, welcomed twin boys on Jan 17th - Robert (Bobby) and Edward (Teddy). Said Christian, "Let the games begin!"
Robbie Stucker' 17, a current University of Minnesota hockey player, has been selected to represent the Big10 Hockey Conference on a newly formed national D1 hockey committee to address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Read more here!
Sean Creamer '19 and Matthew Goldade '18 holding the Secretaries Cup after USMMA beats Coastguard 24-14, in their only game of the season.
Time to catch up with the Scheid family! Both Kevin '99 and Dan '01 Scheid are living in Colorado. Dan is currently working for Leprino Foods in their International Global Supply Division. Meanwhile, Brian Scheid '97 lives in New Jersey with his wife, Melissa, and two children. Brian is a senior reporter for S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Peter Mudge '98 is living in Arkansas with his wife and 3 Children, Career is Lt Col in U.S. Air Force.
Nicholas Creamer '09 was recently promoted the position of "Senior Tax Associate" within the accounting firm he works for- CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman MaCann P.C. Nicholas prepares primarily both individual and business tax returns (specializing in business tax returns- particularly those with multi-state / international filing requirements). He is also the "go-to resource" in his local office when it comes to advising clients on the various matters related to the multiple rounds of COVID relief legislation that have been enacted over the past year (CARES Act, PPP loans, Etc.).
Tommy Odegard '17 is very excited to share that he has accepted a summer internship at the University of Minnesota Athletics Department-Golden Gopher Fund! Tommy gives special thanks to John Barnes and the CadetWorks program at Saint Thomas Academy for guiding him through the internship process.
We have another update about Odeen Tufto '15! Odeen has been named as a Hobey Baker Award Nominee. The Hobey Baker Award, given to college hockey's top player, on Monday announced its nominees for its 2021 award. Among the nominees was Odeen, a senior forward for the Quinnipiac Bobcats. He is considered a front runner for the award by thehockeywriters.com Criteria for college hockey's top honor include candidates exhibiting the exceptional character traits of the award's namesake, Hobey Baker. A legendary American hero, Baker was a World War I fighter pilot and was known as America's greatest amateur athlete in his day, excelling at hockey and football at Princeton. Award candidates must demonstrate strength of character both on and off the ice, contribute to the integrity of his team and display outstanding skills in all phases of the game. Consideration should be given to scholastic achievement and sportsmanship.
Fan voting is now open and runs through March 7 with the top 10 finalists announced March 17, the Hobey Hat Trick released on April 1 and the award winner announced April 9. Fans can vote once per day per person between now and March 7th at https://www.hobeybaker.com/vote
Jason Smallidge '16 a member of the University of Nebraska Omaha hockey team, recently tied a 22 year old school record for most points scored in a game with five (1 goal/4 assists). The five points also tied a seven year National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) record for points in a single game. In case you missed STA sharing the story on our own twitter account, read the full story here!
In additional hockey news, Odeen Tufto '15 was featured in the Star Tribune this week. Odeen is a senior at Quinnipiac, a captain, and the leading scorer nationwide.
Drew Gavic '13 recently moved back home to Minnesota after living in Chicago. He is opening up an office Branch for a Design Build Construction company called ARCO/Murray in downtown Minneapolis. Welcome back, Drew!
We'll have more about this in the coming months, but keep a sharp eye out for the debut novel from Patrick Meisch '10. The book will be available in May 2021, but you can pre-order from your local independent bookseller, from bookshop.org, or from Amazon. Patrick's book was recently recommended by the Pioneer Press (article may be behind a paywall)! Learn more at the author's website.
Congratulations to Scott Rupp '05 on his marriage to Cassy on July 18, 2020. Several STA and Vis alumni were in attendance including Peter Devlaminck '05, Eric Hansberger '06, Zach Hansberger '01, and Carrie Rupp (Vis '01)
Our condolences to Joseph Schneider '46 on the recent loss of his wife to COVID-19. Joe is retired after owning three Car Dealerships — Studebaker, VW, and Lincoln Mercury. Joe has 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. His son Joe is a heart surgeon, Bill is a retired orthopedic surgeon, Rick is a CPA MBA, and Bob Schneider '76, PhD currently teaches at U of Texas.
Congratulations to Tom Taylor '77, who was recently awarded the 2020 Bob Klas, Sr. Entrepreneur Award by the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board. This award recognizes a local entrepreneur success story. Read more about the work Tom has done and his community involvement here!
Kevin Mahoney '79 recently updated us that he continues to work as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Saint Louis University and the John Cochrane Veterans Medical Center.
Michael Mottl '66 wrote to let us know that he retired two years ago from the University of Hawaii after 33 years in the Dept. of Oceanography, 6 of which he served as Dept. Chair. Congrats, Michael!
Lorenzo Bellard '03 was highlighted on The Allen-Stevenson School's Spotlight Interview page this past fall. Click through to read all about Lorenzo's experience as a 4th grade educator and leader at the NYC-based single-sex school.
Congratulations to Michael Kellogg '85 who was recently promoted to Director, Technical Strategy: Microsoft Japan!
Spotted on social media: Kyle Rohde '10 and Dan FitzPatrick '10 take a break at work with the LA Clippers to pose for a photo.
John Hanten' 13, one of our Education & Volunteer Chairs for the Alumni Association, shared the following update with us about his experience with Young Champions. "I got involved with Young Champions approximately two years ago, shortly after one of my best friend's mother was diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's disease. After attending meetings for a short period of time, I reflected on my grandmother's struggles with Dementia, and my many extended family members who have battled Alzheimer's and other Dementias. It doesn't take long to come to the realization that this is something that affects so many people. The statistics are staggering:
- 5 million people live with the disease.
- It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
- 1 in 3 seniors die of Alzheimer's or another Dementia.
- It kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
- Alzheimer's will cost the nation $305 billion by 2050.
Outside of being a Young Champion, I am the Vice President of Carlton Investment Services Group, LLC, a financial planning and wealth management firm in Bloomington, MN. I would like to encourage those interested in getting involved in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease to reach out to me directly, or the Alzheimer's Association."
Congrats to Odeen Tufto '15 who was recently featured on the Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Instagram page with the caption: "Congrats to Odeen Tufto on earning the Hockey Commissioners Association's National Men's Player of the Month Honor for December! ⠀
Tufto led the nation with 14 assists and 17 points, posted a .668 faceoff percentage and recorded career assist!"
In just about every way possible, Thomas Eldredge '79 appears to be living the dream. We recently received this envious update from him: "I am happily retired after 37 years, most recently with Andersen Corporation, and up and moved on to the Caribbean. My wife Anastasia also retired, 33 years as a Mathematics teacher at Mahtomedi High School. Now here’s the twist, She decided to not exactly retire but rather teach at Cedar International School in Tortola British Virgin Islands and I luckily got to go too! I enjoy the sun and beaches, photography, volunteering, along with access to a Cobia 237 for time on the water visiting the outer islands. Did I mention that the world comes to the Virgin Islands to sail and I concur that it is spectacular." Keeping sending pics and let us live vicariously through you, Tom!
Large group photos weren't allowed this year per COVID-19 safety protocols, but Jack Kotok '19 was all smiles with his roommate after the Army-Navy football game.
On the opposing side, Max Shuman '17 and Joey Motzel '19 also posed for a photo after the Army-Navy football game.
Saint Thomas Academy alumni sure know how to stand out in a forest! Jack Anderson '10, Pat Fryklund '10, Chris Larsen '10, and Casiano Ortega '10 don that unmistakable orange for deer hunting in Danbury, WI.
Ole Miss punter and former Cadet Football standout Mac Brown '16 is making headlines again for his work both on and off the field. Mac has been named a Burlsworth Trophy Nominee, given to the most outstanding football player in America who began his career as a walk-on and has shown outstanding performance on the field. Mac is also a semi-finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy! An award given annually to the college football player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. Way to go Mac!
Congratulations to Glenn Hickok '87 on his recent promotion! Glenn was named Vice President of the Defense Mission Area with Noblis and will be directing Noblis' work with the Department of Defense. Read more about it here!
Christopher Kelly '70 of Omaha, Nebraska recently retired from the Juvenile Court Bench following a 20 year career during which he served 4 terms as Presiding Judge of the Douglas County Juvenile Court, and was elected by his peers to 2 terms as President of the Nebraska Juvenile Court Judges" Association. He is looking forward in retirement to extended summers with his wife Jean at his family cabin on Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota with visits from his 3 kids and 2 grandchildren.
Chris maintains his ties to Minnesota. He has 5 siblings residing in the Twin Cities area with their families and his daughter Kathryn Kelly lives in Minneapolis and works as a prosecutor for the Chisago Count Attorneys Office. He also avidly follows Minnesota's pro sports teams particularly the Twins and Vikings.
Chris values his formative experience with STA. He notes that last year he got together in Florida with his old STA pal Craig Nelson '70, after a more than 30 year time lapse. Hopes to make the 50 year celebration whenever it can be rescheduled. Would love to see old friends.
Congrats to Carter Schlank '10 on his engagement to Nitasha Sharma!
It's a big week for the Schlank brothers! Congratulations are also in order to Parker Schlank '03! His travel-tech startup, Tempore (tempore.com), recently graduated from Techstars, a top-tier startup accelerator. The culmination of the program is a presentation event called "Demo Day" where each founder has a chance to pitch their startup.
Here is a link to Tempore's Demo Day video: https://demoday.techstars.com/
Vincent Wren '16 continues to do great things! Vincent is the Volunteer Coordinator with Best Buddies Minnesota was recently featured on kare11.com! Read more about Vincent's work with the nonprofit here.
Check out this video of Joe Costello '07, a Humanities teacher, discussing his belief in the rigour of the Singapore education system with an emphasis on character, creativity, and confidence can benefit students for life.
Bill Dornbach '85, Chief Operating Officer of Viral Sign, was recently interviewed for KSTP about the technology Viral Sign has developed to detect the presence of a virus in the body before the onset of a fever. Read more here!
Congratulations to Michael Hermann '11 on his marriage to Erin O'Brien, of Apple Valley, on October 16, 2020!
Our Marketing & Communications Director, Deborah Edwards, recently wrote an article about Ben Reppenhagen '20 and his experience playing college football at Texas Christian University during a pandemic. Read about Ben's experience here.
Robbie Stucker '17 was highlighted in an article for the West Central Tribune when he returned to the ice as as the Minnesota Gophers faced off against the Michigan State Spartans. Read about Robbie's excellent defensive performance here.
Chris Robert '58 recently sent us the following update:
"I have been very fortunate to have been financially rewarded while working in the high tech world. I now focus on using my estate to fund charity projects. This spring we will open a hospital in Gera, Tanzania. When we started the project, Gera had no electricity or drinkable water and the dysentery rate was 50%. After we installed electricity and drilled a well, the dysentery rate dropped to 1%. Four years later we are ready to open the hospital.
What’s next? The Tanzanian children are plagued by stunted growth and a high occurrence of blindness caused by lack of protein, vitamin A, iron and zinc in their diet. To solve this problem, in January we are starting a three year farming coop project with about 100 subsistence farms with livestock and crops. The livestock farmers will raise goats and rabbits both of which will provide protein. In addition the urine from these animals is very high in nitrates that are necessary for fertilizer for the crop farmers. We have a list of crops that are high in the missing diet materials. We will provide high quality seeds, fertilizer and water to grow the necessary crops. It is fun to be able to improve the quality of life for less fortunate people."
Please reach out to Jessica Sutherland at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to get in touch with Chris to learn more.
Murphy Morrison, wife of Andrew LeFevour '09, and a 2010 Visitation graduate, released her novel with a Minnesota publishing house on November 17, 2020! From the press release, "Ashes Ashes tells the story of family, love, secrets and betrayal. We see firsthand how the person we think we know can be the most unfamiliar of all, how webs of evil can extend beyond just one point in time, and how our enemies can be closer, and far greater, than we ever imagined." Order from your local independent bookshop or learn more here!
Babs Plunkett, wife of Steve Plunkett '81 and mother of Connor Plunkett '14, is releasing her new book, Choose Joy: Three Keys to Investing Your Time in Retirement! The book features 50 stories of ordinary people ages 62-100 who are living with joy and purpose and many of those stories feature families from our very own Saint Thomas Academy community! For anyone who is interested, there is a FREE virtual launch party on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Get your ticket here!
Congratulations to Dan Fitzpatrick '10 on his coaching promotion with the LA Clippers! Dan is now the Head Video Coordinator. Read more here.
Congratulations to Jeremy Conners '14 for starting a new position as Financial Advisor at Equitable Advisors.
Congrats to RJ Welsh '00, who was recently promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves! RJ is currently working for Leidos in Alexandria, VA. Following his graduation from Saint John's University, RJ was commissioned a 2LT in the US Army Signal Corps. He holds a Master's of Science in Telecommunications Management from the University of Maryland University College and is currently attending the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business for a Master's in Business Administration.
RJ has been stationed all over the world; from North Carolina to South Korea to Eastern Afghanistan and many places in between. His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, and Meritorious Unit Citation. He is also authorized to wear the Parachutist Badge and the German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge (Gold).
Congratulations to the Alumni Association Charitable Gambling Group, whose efforts are spearheaded by Matt Dudley '90 and John Sturner '59. In just one year, the group has paid off its initial $20,000 investment from the Alumni Association! That's incredible! To learn more about the charitable gambling efforts and find out where you can support them, please click here.
Congratulations to Patrick Connelly '10 and his wife, Kaylie, on the anticipated arrival of the new member of their family, expected March 2021!
Don Hilligoss '48 is pictured here with three generations of his family on the front porch of a Finnish log cabin that's over 100 years old in Black Lake, MN. Don owned Hilligoss Chevrolet/GM in Hibbing, MN and Ford Ranger in Grand Forks, MN for many years. Both businesses are now operated by his grandson, Charlie.
REjournals recently featured Kevin Toal '16 and the new business he started in the middle of the pandemic! Kevin's business, Content Studios, is changing the way people sell/lease commercial real estate by offering 3D virtual tours, virtual staging & renovation, and many other forms of content that benefit both the buyer and the seller. This form of content marketing isn't just for real estate, though — it benefits other businesses as well. Visit Kevin's website here: https://www.contentstudios.
Congrats to Sam O'Brien '13 on his new position as Senior Business Analyst at UnitedHealthcare!
Thomas Misukanis '82 has owned and operated a private neuropsychological practice in Bloomington, MN for the past 25+ years evaluating the cognitive and psychological functioning of patients with a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Misukanis is also an evaluator for the Baseline Assessment Protocol (BAP) for former NFL players.
Ben Tracy '94, a former WCCO reporter, was recently interviewed in the Star Tribune about his work as a White House correspondent. Read the article here (please note: the article is behind a paywall).
Congrats to Daniel Harvey '20 on his graduation from the Marine Corps boot camp! No small feat!
Back in August, Dale Jones '80 claimed the 90th Minnesota PGA Professional Championship. Read more about his win here!
Mike Rudisill '16 is at Fort Benning in Georgia right now finishing up some training schools before he heads to Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Currently, he's almost done with the Infantry basic officer leaders course and will be starting Ranger school soon after that.
Dustin LaFavre '01 shared with us that he got married in the summer of 2019. He and his wife, Sarah, had their first child, Elliott Graham LaFavre in May 2020. Congrats, Dustin!
Congratulations and best wishes to Nate Donovan '13 and Carlie Williams on their wedding on May 23, 2020 at St. Ambrose of Woodbury. Carlie graduated with a BS in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. She is a Registered Nutritionist, Licensed Dietician, NASM Certified Fitness Trainer and Health Coach at Profile by Sanford. Nate graduated with a BS from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with degrees in Finance and Economics. He is employed by IBM in Finance.
Thomas O'Keefe '00 was recently promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. Congratulations on this achievement!
Joe Harvey '16, an Aviation Officer with the U.S. Army, recently moved to Alabama to attend Army flight school at Fort Rucker.
Patrick O'Neill '10 recently authored an article about the new guidelines and rules that have been put in place within Minnesota courts to ensure the safety of litigants, jurors and court personnel. O'Neill is an attorney at Larson • King LLP in Minneapolis.
Congratulations to Gus Horner '12 on his new position as Process Engineer - Beverage at GEA Group.
Congrats to Mac Brown '16, who was named Southeastern Conference Special Teams of the week by the league office on Monday after Ole Miss picked up their first win with a 42-41 overtime victory over Kentucky. Read more about it here!
Matthew Roberts '09 was just awarded “Top Wrench” at the LAX Line Maintenance Base 2019/2020 at Southwest Airlines for being the top Aircraft Maintenance Technician. Criteria for the award includes work ethic, attitude, aircraft systems troubleshooting, and work performance. Congrats!!
Congratulations to Matthew Goldammer '12 on his engagement to Lauren Petronack (Vis '13). Lauren graduated from St. Olaf in 2017, and just graduated in May 2020 from the Mayo Clinic with a doctorate in physical therapy. Matthew graduated from STA in 2012, the University of St. Thomas in 2016, the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 2019, and now is a second-year law student at Notre Dame Law School.
Welcome to the world, Veronica (Vera) Rose Henderson! Congrats to dad, Tom Henderson '06, on the arrival of his remarkable daughter!
John Kerwin '63 at his farm in Clear Lake, MN.
Congratulations to Christian Isackson '10 who is now a licensed realtor and has joined The Minnesota Real Estate Team with RE/MAX Advantage Plus. The Minnesota Real Estate Team has been the top-selling real estate team in Minnesota every year since 2006. Christian told us, "I cannot say enough about the people on this team and I am honored to join them. If you are looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate, feel free to reach out!"
Have you heard about the new Saint Thomas Academy Alumni Store? Bill Reilly '85 started the store and a percentage of all purchases will be donated back to the school.
Mary Dietz, mother of David Dietz '85 recently shared some historical artifacts with the Advancement Department. She came across not only the class ring of her father, Harvey Gardner '26, but also some of his old brass, pins, and buttons. It's pieces like these that make many of us in the community step back in awe at what a historical institution we are blessed enough to be a part of.
It was a great day for golf in Beaver Creek, CO for Jon Riley '89, Danny Queenan '89, Dan Kubes '87, and Jack Kubes '18
Babson College's ski team featured recent STA alumnus Jack Folkman '20 to their instagram page. Check out the Babson Skiing instagram page to read more, and see a video of Jack!
When a graduate of the Class of 2005 gets married, it's a good excuse for a big get together. Thus, when Michael Short '05 (front, center) had his wedding, there were several '05 alumni in attendance. From L-R: Mitchell Brinkman, Peter Snyder, Tim Scallen, Nate Walcker, Justin Griggs, Cullen Reif, Dan Fuhrmann, and Clayton Burke. Lookin' good, guys!
Congratulations to Brian Ragatz '98, who recently accepted a position as President at the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE)! Most recently, Brian was the principal at St. Odilia's Catholic School. To read more about Brian's new position, click here.
Congratulations to Simon Lemaire '13 and his wife Hannah, who welcomed their third child, Nadia Elaine, on May 18th, 2020. Simon is currently the science and theater teacher at the new Unity High School in Burnsville.
Congratulations to Matt Mohs '90 on his new position as President/Principal at Kennedy Catholic High School in Seattle, WA!
Matt Novak '82, a Colonel in the Army Reserve, is currently mobilized with the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and working for the US Army North's at Joint Base San Antonio. This unit provides management of, and guidance to, the DoD medical teams deployed throughout the nation to augment civilian medical responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Matt says, "Please wear your masks and stay safe!"
Congratulations to Jonathan Schreiner '08, who is engaged to be married in the Spring of 2021!
It's the next generation of buddies! Odie Slater and Nolan Werner, sons of Matt Slater '06 (honorary alumnus) and Tom Werner '06, spent some quality bonding time together at the Werner cabin a few weeks ago.
Sam Gabrielli '13 is currently working at FOX 21 News in Duluth, Minnesota as Chief Meteorologist. He is frequently on the 5:30 and 9pm newscasts Sunday evenings-Thursday evenings keeping the Northland weather aware.
A huge congrats to current STA employee, Luke Marks '11, who is transitioning from his role as Director of Alumni Relations/Social Media Manager and moving into the classroom as an English teacher. Luke will remain the Head Varsity Coach for lacrosse and Assistant Varsity Coach for football.
Congratulations to recent alumnus Jaxen Mertens '20 on his graduation from the Marine Corps boot camp.
Congratulations to Ryan Russell '07 on his new position as Regional Account Executive for Amazon Logistics.
Paul Tanghe '00 (right, facing the camera) was frocked to Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army at Fort Snelling in mid-August. The ceremony can be viewed here. Sharp eyes will also recognize, Tommy O'Keefe '00 (center, with back to camera), who officiated the ceremony. Honorary football alumnus Andy Tanghe '97 (left) can also be seen in the background.
Jonathan Weber '99 was a candidate in this year's mayoral primary race in Inver Grove Heights.
Congratulations to Michael Woell '00 and his wife, Gladys, on the birth of their daughter, Michaela, in early August.
After working for SAb Biotherapeutics and submitting his first co-authored abstract for publication, Colten Dornbach '15 was awarded the Dr. Robert Nesheim Fellowship from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to conduct research in the field of ruminant nutrition and microbiology.
Congratulations to Ben Fiers '14 who recently married Jaycee Fiers. Plenty of members of the class of 2014 were in attendance to celebrate! Pictured from left to right. Michael Smilanich '14, Ben Fiers '14, James Riley '14, Dominick Vierling '14, Carter Vanasek '14, Tipton Woodard '14, and Michael Conners '14.
Former Director of Advancement, Chris Ritten '80, celebrated his four year anniversary at Fenwick High School in Illinois.
Congratulations to Joe Nunez '77 at Vantage Law on being named in The Best Lawyers in American 2021 Edition.
Members of the class of 1964 got together for an annual trip to the Ciresi Lake Home. Top row: Tom Linstroth, Don Bachmeier, Dave Carroll. Bottom row: Mike Barcelow and Mike Ciresi.
Congratulations to John Mahowald '17 for starting a new position as a Tax Intern at KPMG US.
Congratulations to Donald Hau '19 for starting a new position as a Team Member at the Rose-Hulman Efficient Vehicles Team.
Congratulations to Griffin Hayes '07 for starting a new position as Director of Finance at Unitedhealth Group.
Congratulations to Danny McManus '13 for starting a new position as Construction Manager at Sustainable 9 Design + Build.
Jason Smallidge '16 just finished his sophomore year at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where he plays Division I hockey. Jason was recently named an ACHA All-American Scholar as well.
Congratulations to Quinn Dolan '18 for starting as a Warehouse Associate at Rave Sports.
Congratulations to Jack Clancy '10 for being promoted to Associate Director, Population Health Solutions at Optum.
Congratulations to Mack Marrin '13 for starting a new position as a Judicial Law Clerk at Dakota County District Court.
Congratulations to Brian Ragatz '98 for starting a new position as President of the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence.
Brian Teng '97 is currently living in Rochester, NY and is the proud father of two daughters ages two and four. He currently works as a Colon and Rectal Surgeon.
Killian Brackey '13 was featured in the "Do the WOO Podcast" where he discussed the value of his company Sezzle. Listen to the podcast here.
Congratulations to Nathan Walcker '05 who was recently named the Chief Executive Officer of statewide oncology at Florida Cancer Specialists
Congratulations to Nate Birr '07 for starting a new position as Chief Financial Officer at Buck Hill Ski Area
Congratulations to Patrick Daly '09 for starting a new position as a Young Professional Board Member at One World Surgery
Congratulations to Michael Lokowich-Kohler '11 for starting a new position as an Associate Project Manager at Wunderman
Congratulations to Danny Baer '13 for starting a new position as Vice President at BBR Partners
Congratulations to Jack Ohmes '15 for starting an internship at Haley & Michaels Touring, LLC
Dr. Tim Schacker '73, the Vice Dean for Research at University of Minnesota Medical School was recently mentioned in a Star Tribune article about COVID-19 testing in MN. Read the article here!
Jay Engeswick '15 had a Hole in One on a 315 yard par 4 at Madden's Resort over the weekend in late June.
Congratulations to Jonathan Best '12 for being promoted to Senior Financial Analyst at Amazon
Congratulations to Jacob Helbert '16 for starting a new position as Loan Documentation Specialist at Wells Fargo
Congratulations to Daniel Martine '11 for being promoted to Lead, Finance Commodities and The Kraft Heinz Company
Congratulations to Joey Engeswick '13 for starting a new position as a Financial Analyst with Medtronic in Mounds View, MN
Congratulations to Luke Schneeman '13 for starting a new position as Senior Tax Associate at PwC.
Congratulations to Zachary Wynne '10 for starting a new position as Staff Accountant at Lothenbach Holdings, LLC
Congratulations to Nick Bonfe '12 on his recent engagement to Lesley Locken.
Jacob Mischke '15 recently joined the family firm, Mischke Financial Group, in August 2019 after graduating from the University of Saint Thomas in May 2019. He represents the third generation of Mischkes following his grandfather Herb Mischke '45 who began Mischke Financial Group when he became an financial advisor in 1948 and was joined by his son Mark Mischke '77 in 1983.
Andrew Landreville '14 recently graduated from 35N AIT in the Active Duty United States Army.
James Tamplin '02 helped launch a COVID-19 data hub in response to the pandemic. Tamplin and other tech-professionals developed CovidActNow.org as "America's COVID warning system". Read the whole story here.
Luke Komarek '71, after practicing law for nearly 40 years recently retired from Christopher & Banks Corporation where he served as SVP, General Counsel for almost 13 years. He is looking forward to relocating to Reynolds Lake Oconee, Georgia when normalcy returns and in the meantime is enjoying his road bike and daily walks with his wife Stacey who is still actively working as an employment lawyer in Minneapolis.
Congratulations to Shane Sienko '14 for starting a new position as a Business Development Lead at the Blue Line Logistics.
Congratulations to Charlie Thomey '11 for starting a new position as Senior Assurance Associate at PwC.
The late David Preuss '81 and his amazing athletic legacy where featured in the Star Tribune. Read David's story here.
Ini Iyamba '91 was recently featured by Midwest Home Magazine. Check out the full feature! "Ini Iyamba Defines the Modern Man"
Abe Woldeslassie '04 was recently featured by WCCO for the amazing work he is doing in promoting diversity throughout NCAA Division 3 Athletics and the MIAC. View the story here.
Warren Sexson '16 recently started law school at the University of Minnesota.
Mac Brown '16 threw some major shade at ALS this past weekend. After nine years of running his ALS Awesome Lemonade Stand, the initiative has raised over $99,000 to help find a cure for ALS. Despite not being able to have the traditional stand, Mac still put together a successful project. Check out this year's initiative.
Congratulations to Will McDonald '09 for being promoted to Vice President at Transwestern.
Congratulations to John Patton '13 on starting a new position as a Senior Accountant at Moss Adams.
Congratulations to Ryan Tracy '18 on starting a new position as an Accounting Intern at Madison Gas and Electric
Congratulations to Chipper Brandt '17 for starting a new position as a Leasing Specialist at the Halverson and Blaiser Group, Ltd.
Congratulations to Daniel Plourde '13 on starting a new position as a Medium Caliber Ammunition Mechanical Engineer at Northrop Grumman
Joseph Harvey '16 recently graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Information Systems, and completed Army ROTC as a Distinguished Military Graduate. On June 6th, he was commissioned as a US Army Aviation Officer and Second Lieutenant. Joe will report to Army flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama on October 23rd.
Houston Droel '13 proposed to Sheridan Slogar and she said yes! Congrats to Houston and Sheridan!
John McManus '81 was photographed embracing Gemini Stone Pollard by the Pioneer Press during the Monday, June 1, 2020 protests at the Governor's Mansion. John is a 20+ year Veteran of the St. Paul Police Department. Thank you John for your example of empathy and decency.
Abe Woldeslassie '04, head men's basketball coach at Macalester College, has organized an opportunity for people to support those effected by the unrest in Minneapolis following the killing of George Floyd. Bring non-perishable food items, toiletries, and clothing to Athletes Helping Families on Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Gangelhoff Center (235 Hamline Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55104). All donations will go to support the Salvation Army.
Congratulations to Roman Stuart '17 for starting a new position as a Commercial Real Estate Intern at Matthews Real Estate Investment Services.
Congratulations to Will Patt '10 for starting a new position as a Senior Consultant - SEC Reporting and Analysis at Wells Fargo.
Congratulations to Mike Deasey '12 for starting a new position as a Recruiter at Hollstadt Consulting.
Congratulations to George Stewart '18 for starting a new position as a Real Estate Intern at Pergola Management.
Congratulations to George Mathews '18 for starting a new position as a Private Equity Intern at The Great River Company.
Congratulations to Fritz Waldvogel '08 for starting a new position as Vice President of Production at Colliers International.
Congratulations to Charley Flanagan '17 for starting a new position as a Commercial Real Estate Intern at Capital Partners.
Congratulations to Nick Santulli '17 for starting a new position as a Data Analyst at IBM.
Congratulations to Thomas Woodward '13 for starting a new position as an Underwriter at Colliers Mortgage LLC
Congratulations to Macalester Men's Basketball Coach Abe Woldeslassie '04 who was recently named a Top 50 Impactful Division III Head Coach by Silver Waves Media.
Congratulations to Cadet lacrosse assistant coach Sean Hickey '12 who recently got engaged to Lindsay Burns of Eagan, MN.
Brady Happe '16 recently published a reflection on his four years at Creighton University. He posted this blog post in hopes of bringing a sense of belonging for the graduates that are feeling uneasy. Read his reflection here.
Ole Miss punter, Mac Brown '16, was recently named to the "College Football’s 10 best returning punters" list by Staying Alive in the Power 5. Mac was listed at number seven.
Congratulations to Warren Sexson '16 for his recent engagement to Linde Toenges.
After spending two years on the West Coast, Max Mussell '13 recently accepted an offer to join Google here in the Twin Cities. He will be supporting local large enterprise customers with their digital transformation efforts moving forward. He is looking forward to being back home.
Congratulations to Martin Fallon '84 on his appointment as a District Court Judge in Minnesota's First Judicial District. Martin will replace the Honorable Kevin Side and will be chambered in Carver County.
The Burnsville Chamber Legacy Award was presented for the first time this year to recognize a member of the business community for their long-term impact on the Burnsville Community and on the Chamber. The first ever Legacy Award was presented to Michael O’Connor '53. O’Connor moved to Burnsville to raise his family in 1960, served as Town Clerk and was involved in the incorporation of the City of Burnsville which was instigated to fend of annexation attempts by the City of Bloomington. O’Connor served on the founding Board of Directors for the Burnsville Chamber in 1965. He made a commitment to Burnsville – as a township, as a city and most importantly, as a community.
Branick Weix '15 (left), Brendan Quinlan '16 (second from the right), and Matthew Michalski '15 (right) are currently working together with Aryeo in Boston, MA. Aryeo provides tools for real estate photography businesses that save time and money. Their services include content delivery, property websites, and marketing add-ons.
Andrew Sheaffer '08 moved to Charleston, SC from Chicago, IL in October of 2017. He married his wife Katherine in October of 2018 and was promoted to Director of Marketing at West Town Bancorp, Inc. Andrew and Katherine have a little one on the way due August 18.
Congratulations to Connor Mulhere '12 for being promoted to CPT in the US Army.
Congratulations to Andrew Allen '16 who was recently granted membership to the University of Wisconsin Madison Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Chapter. Approximately 5 percent of the Letters & Science senior class is inducted into the liberal arts and science scholar society. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic society honoring the liberal arts and sciences. Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, ΦΒΚ stands for freedom of inquiry and expression, disciplinary rigor, breadth of intellectual perspective, the cultivation of skills of deliberation and ethical reflection, the pursuit of wisdom, and the application of the fruits of scholarship and research in practical life.
Michael Murray '02 recently returned from his 3rd deployment to Afghanistan with Army Reserves.
Prof. George Schnell joined the triple digits club on April 23, 2020 celebrating his 100th birthday.
Congratulations to Connor Farley '11 on being promoted to Assistant Operations Officer with the US Army.
Congratulations to Jack Stang '13 for signing with the Stenungsund Stingers as a part of the Swedish Professional Hockey league.
Mike Bann '77 and his company Bann Business Solutions have returned to their roots of providing ASI certified products including PPE supplies. While never previously the main focus, Bann saw they could help fulfill important needs, and is currently working with local government, healthcare, and commercial businesses to provide these important supplies.
Marc Laqui '93 is currently working on the front lines of the pandemic in New Jersey as a nurse. Marc is hanging in there despite the extreme circumstances. He is forced to wear his N95 and surgical mask all day during his 12-hour shifts, and is taking special care at home to insure his family's health and safety.
Devin Dwyer '01, currently a reporter for ABC news, did a story for ABC News Live featuring his former physics teacher and current Innovation Center Director Mark Westlake. The story goes into the nationwide effort to help prepare and build personal protective equipment for those on the front lines. You can view the story here.
Foley Schmidt '08 and his company Penny's Coffee have been hard at work providing much needed caffeine to those working on the front line of the pandemic. Last weekend alone, Foley and his team helped serve free coffee to over 500 healthcare professionals.
Will Ratelle '11 has recently started a YouTube Channel with the purpose of presenting information related to strength and conditioning with other professionals in the field. Will is currently a strength and conditioning coach at the University of North Dakota. You can access Will's channel here.
Congratulations to Blake Holmes '18 who recently committed to play hockey at Utica College. Blake currently plays junior hockey for the Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League.
Pat Campbell '65 recently completed exhaustive research on the 1958 Cadet Track and Field Team, and has created a self-published book full of newspaper clippings, interviews and his own narrative that chronicles that amazing season. Pat is the son of revered Academy Math teacher, and excellent football, wrestling and track and field coach Jack Campbell. It is a little known fact that his 1958 track team was the first STMA track team to win a state championship.
Kevin Lovegreen '87 recently published a new faith based children's book. "Grandma Introduced me to my Friend Jesus" is the story of how one amazing grandmother opens the eyes and the heart of her quick-witted grandson. Learn more about the new story here.
Paul Milner '06 and his wife Katelyn welcomed their son Clark Francis Milner '37 to the world on October 30, 2019.
Zac Brown '06 is currently working from home as the COVID-19 situation shut down his work on the Rock Island Arsenal where he is the Lead HR Specialist for the Centralized Army Functions Division. His division is currently working very hard as their office is responsible for staffing all civilian medical positions worldwide for the Army.
Beloved coach and mentor to current students and Cadet alumni alike, Greg "Mono" Monahan '81 recently suffered a heart-attack and is on the road to recovery. As a sign of support many current and former Cadets shared their photos of Mono with us on Instagram using the hashtag #teammono. Follow us on Instagram @allthingssta to see all of the photos!
receBill Stein '67 was able to put the finishing touches on his first book, Tales from Lard Lake, an anthology of 20 years of humor columns he has written for the Aitkin Independent Age newspaper. He hopes to have the book available on Amazon by the end of May.
Tom Bastasz '56 is spending his time at home enjoying classic English poetry, which was introduced to him in class by Prof. Keane so very many years ago.
Both Tim Scallen '05 (middle-right) and Joe Maher '13 (middle-left) stopped by Mr. Simmons Investment Class to shed light on careers in investment banking and private equity.
After 7 days and 36 hours of hiking on limited oxygen, Colin Drake '08 (right) and a group of fellow hikers climbed the tallest free standing mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro.
Greg Farley ‘79 caught and released a 25 lb. brown trout on a fishing expedition with John Hanousek ‘79 in southern Argentina.
Dan Brooks '86 came back to talk to the STA Hockey Team and give them a pep talk before their appearance in the State Hockey Tournament. Dan also brought the gold medal from the XIII Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid that the US Hockey team won when coached by Dan's dad, Herb Brooks.
Have you been to Ed's Kitchen or Ed's Pantry? Jason Gray '89 makes just about the best deli food you could ask for and has been catering food for many of our school events and sports teams, including the pregame lunch for our STAte hockey team (pictured above)! Dine-in or check out his catering menu at edskitchenslp.com -- your stomach will thank you!
In more hockey-related news, Tim Flynn '88 was spotted at the State Tournament hockey game on March 5 surrounded by the STA "Blue Crew". We here at Saint Thomas Academy appreciate that Tim's SPPD uniform was satisfactorily in-line with STA's school colors.
We had a fantastic turnout at our Alumni & Friends event in Naples, FL on February 17, 2020. It was wonderful to catch up with so many alumni!
Erica Birr (VIS '07) and Nate Birr '07 welcomed their second child, a baby girl, into the world this week. Briar Birr was born happy and healthy on the morning of Wednesday, February 26.
Matt Joyce '07 presented to the Marketing and Entrepreneurship class about his company Toom Dips. Toom develops and manufactures multiple flavors of garlic dip that can be purchased in many grocery locations around the Midwest. See where you can pick up your tub today. Check out the alumni feature we did on Matt through this link!
Alex Farley '18 and the Catholic University Swimming and Diving team participated in the Landmark Conference Swimming and Diving Championships over the past weekend. Alex and his team took the conference title by over 300 points. Alex contributed 22 points towards the victory with participation in the 100 meter breaststroke and 200 meter breaststroke.
Foley Schmidt '08 (front left) and Wyatt Schmidt '13 (back right) participated in the Canadian Corporate Pond Hockey Challenge at Lake Louise this past week. Both Wyatt and Foley played on the Lululemon Corporate Team.
After 20 years with Welsh Companies/Colliers International, Eric Rapp '86, Chris Simmons '88 and Bill Wardell '74 have moved to Transwestern where they will continue to represent tenants, buyers and sellers of office and industrial real estate.
The Class of 1951 got together for a luncheon at the Pool and Yacht Club overlooking the Mississippi River in Lilydale, MN. Pictured from right to left Tom Beigle, Mike Sheahan, Pete Ritten, Tom Gainor, Steve Dolan, Jim Wilson, Bob Jackson and Mike Sweeney.
Jason Fabio '87 and his business Ispiri were recently featured in Edina Magazine article "Ispiri's New Edina Showroom is Your All-in-One Home Renovation Destination".
Abe Woldeslassie '04 head coach of the Macalester Men's Basketball team will be offering summer camps at Macalster College this summer. Learn more here.
Having completed Army Aviation flight school in Fort Rucker Alabama, 1LT Grant Oncay '14 has been assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, in Camp Humphreys South Korea. He is a chinook CH47 pilot.
Current St. Mary's University Hockey Player Tommy Stang '15 was recently named the MIAC Athlete of the Week for scorer 2 goals, 2 assists in 2 games played.
Wyatt Schmidt '13, former USC Trojans holder, was featured in the ESPN commercial, "Where Else?". Wyatt Schmidt held the snap for blind USC long snapper Jake Olson when he made his college football debut. You can watch the commercial here.
Patrick Reagan '12 and his girlfriend, Sydney Bramer, were recognized by the Litchfield Police and Fire Department for saving the life of a man who was having a heart attack. Not everyone can respond the way Patrick and Sydney did in a crisis and they were commended for their brave and rapid response.
Connor Culligan, a son of Greg Culligan '88, is a candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Student of the Year program. Connor is campaigning in honor of three of his loved ones, including his grandfather, STA alumnus David Emmett Culligan '55. To learn more about the program and how to get involved, click here.
Several alumni enjoyed powder and fellowship on a SnowCat trip in British Columbia in late January. Picture above: George Turner '79, Pat Burke '87, David Norris '79, Andy Redding '88, Mike Kolar '87, and Roger Burke '83.
Congratulations to Michael Lokowich-Kohler '11 on starting a new position as an On-Call Firefighter with the Mahtomedi Fire Dept.
Congratulations to Peter Bauleke '06 on starting a new position as Military Justice Attorney at XVIII Airborne Corps
Congratulations to Christian Isackson '10 on his new position as Project Engineer at Life Time Inc.
Pat Coonan '61 says, "Many thanks to Saint Thomas Academy for the continued support of the Boy Scouts of America in the Northern Star Scouting Council and in particular the North Star District located in St Paul for once again allowing Scouts to use the pool facilities. Last year we had close to 100 Scouts qualify for their Swim Check prior to Summer Camp as well as for their advancement in Scouting. These 100 or so youth and their parents had the opportunity to see for themselves the great facilities of the STA Campus. Thanks once again!"
Paul Schwartz '74 has been in Redding, CA for the last 26 years and is the founding surgeon of Shasta Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
Zach Wynne '10 spent 6 months playing bandy in Sweden. He's pictured above (left) with one of his teammates.
Starting this year, Luke Wallrich '04 has been promoted to Senior Manager for Operations focusing on "Special Projects" at LabCentral in Cambridge, MA. He is currently managing a large renovation at LabCentral's main site, and is looking forward to his new role as the company expands. Over the next few years, LabCentral will open new sites and will approximately double its operational square footage in Kendall Square.
Joe Lindsay '05 and Soapy Joe's Car Wash stopped by Mr. Simmons' Business Marketing Class to give our cadets a glimpse into his marketing strategy and business plan.
Congratulations to Peter Tufto '15 on being included in the Hobey Baker list of nominees. Peter currently plays college hockey at Quinnipiac University. Vote for him now through the link!
Congratulations Ole Miss punter and former Cadet football standout Mac Brown '16 on being named to Randy Shaver's Kare11 All-Decade football team. You can see the full team here.
Congratulations to Axel Raarup '18 for being named to the dean's list in the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business for outstanding scholarship during the Fall 2019 semester. Students who achieve dean's honors at Notre Dame represent the top 30 percent of students in their college.
Congratulations to Michael Braunlin '05 for starting a new position as Vice President of Business Development at Hallbrook Cleaning, LLC
Congratulations to Kelton Anderson '13 for starting a new position as a Law Clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Chris Gitter '16 was here at the Academy on Wednesday to talk to students about his research in cardiology at the Unviersity of Wisconsin, and beyond. Chris met with interested students in the Wright Lecture Hall, and fielded questions about his research and the research process.
Congratulations to Tom Henderson '06 for starting a new position as a Director at Zscaler
Congratulations to Christian Zimprich '07 for starting a new position as Market Manager of Construction Products at Sherwin-Williams
Congratulations to Matt Baer '09 for starting a new position as Regional Vice President, Northeast U.S. and Eastern Canada at Gulfstream Aerospace.
Congratulations to Billy Mork '12 for being promoted to Associate Producer at NorthMarq
Congratulations to Colton Kruger '13 for starting a new position as an Internal Sales Consultant at Allianz
Congratulations to Jay Engeswick '15 for being promoted to Account Executive at Jamf
Calvin-Allen Mickel Miller '99 is currently working with Campbell's Soup Pepperidge Farm as a Market Sales Manager for the Gulf Coast Region/ New Orleans Zone. He is a certified Food Safety Specialist and Consultant for Miller's Implementation Group Services, LLC. Mr. Miller and his wife, Dr. Monica Lewis Miller reside in Madison, Mississippi. They were named the ‘2018 Family of the Year’ for Scholars of Minnesota-COPE Project, a non-profit organization assisting underrepresented community youth with their career goals and college. In addition, Miller served as one of the Life Honorary Members where he was instrumental in raising funds for COPE to support Jackson State University, and he was the writer for the COPE Courier Newsletter.
A huge group of Cadet Alumni came together at the wedding of Tim FitzPatrick '09 in Long Island. (1st row from left to right: Brennan Earley '09, Matt Johnson '09, Jake Szymanski '09, Thomas Mealey '09, Tim Fitzpatrick '09, Reilly Lee '11, Jeff Juul '09, Brennan Lee '09 and Dan FitzPatrick '10. 2nd row from left to right: Adam Rohde '09, Woody Stensland '09, Joe FitzPatrick '12, Kevin Murphy '71, Dennis FitzPatrick '69, Brian FitzPatrick '66, Pat FitzPatrick '77, Conor Murphy '99, Chris Lee '73, Tom Maguire '74, and Paddy Murphy '02.)
Congratulations to Thomas Woodard '13 for starting a new position as an Underwriter at Dougherty Mortgage LLC
Congratulations to Emmett Adam '19 for starting a new position as a Public Policy Fellow at Amy for America
Congratulations to Augie Braddock '11 on starting a new position as a Senior Digital Producer at Concentric Health Experience