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English Alumni


Alumni in Editorial Positions


Maisie Ramsay ‘07

Associate Editor, Wireless Weekly
Madison, WI

Kelsey Anderson ‘06

Editor, Department of Surgery, UW School of Medicine and Public Health;
Freelance Writer, Wisconsin State Journal and Brava Magazine

Crystal Smith '06

Publications Editor, Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau Madison, WI

Luke Lenoble '02

Director of Athletics Media Relations, Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

Emily Bialkowski '01

Editor, Reedsburg Times-Press
Reedsburg, WI

Lori Eggers '00

Managing Editor, Personal Fitness Professional and Parcel Shipping & Distribution,
RB Publishing
Madison, Wi

Erin Eagan '99

Executive Editor, Wisconsin Golfer/Kilarney Golf Media
Madison, WI

Marc Michelson

Editor-in-Chief of a collection of Internet websites that cover consumer electronics and music industries
Madison, WI

Patrick Rice

Editor Northwest Florida Daily News
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Jody Mcintyre ‘87

EGNILSH MAJOR W/ WRITING CONCENTRATION, SPANISH MINOR
Web editor/writer, Wisconsin Department of Health Services;
Web Communications Editor, State of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Jody's one-act play Hat Dance was chosen by the 19th Annual Wisconsin Playwrights Festival and was performed in May 2004 at the Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre in Milwaukee.


Alumni Freelancing


Julie (Voelker) Mckay '05

In July 2010, Julie published The Insightful Body: Healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing.

Emily Mills '05

Emily is a freelance writer for Isthmus, Dane101.com, 77 Square (The Capital Times' entertainment section), and other publications.

Emily has published a novel, The Fix Up. In 2009 Emily's blog won third place for "Favorite Local Blogger" in Isthmus' 2009 Madison Favorites poll.

Kevin Revolinski '96

Kevin released his first book, The Yogurt Man Cometh, in January 2007. Part travelogue, part memoir, the book tells the story of Kevin’s year-long adventure as an English teacher in Turkey.

Other books available from Kevin are Wisconsin's Best Beer Guide, Best Easy Day Hikes Milwaukee, and Insider's Guide to Madison. In September 2010, Kevin returned to Madison to promote his books after spending eight months in Southeast Asia, based in Bangkok.

Joyce a. Halvorsen '94

Joyce has published four books: Ghost Dancer, Seasons of the Heart (both written under the pen name Allene Joyce), Dreams and Dilemmas: Stories from the Shadows, and Leaves From a Secret Page.


Alumni in Legal Positions


Leah Meyer '06

B.A., ENGLISH AND SPANISH
Associate Attorney, Remington Law Offices
New Richmond, WI

Ray Booth-Eby

Attorney, Faegre & Benson
Minneapolis, MN

Theresa Mueller

Attorney, Murphy & Desmond
Madison, WI

Jeremy Ramsey

Assistant Attorney, District Attorney’s Office
Rockford, IL



Alumni in Library Positions


Pamela Bosben

Librarian, Sun Prairie Public Library
Sun Prairie, WI

Anne (Giffey) Budach

Librarian, Knox College
Galesburg, IL


Alumni in Management Positions


Patricia (Molly) Dillman '07

Deputy Director, Office of the Wisconsin Covenant (governor’s office)
Madison, WI

Maria Riordan ‘07

Tutor Coordinator and After-School Director, Black Hawk Middle School
Madison, WI

Catherine (Gypsi) Garn '00

Bookstore Manager, The Frugal Muse
Darien, IL

Dana Slowiak '01

Assistant Director, Community Support Network
Madison, WI

Amy Throndsen '03

Manager, division of National Youth Service Day grants, Youth Service America
Washington, DC

Andrew Fleck

Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Alliance, Spatial Sherpa
Appleton, WI

Carol Pfefferkorn

Director, Educational Services, Wisconsin Health & Hospital Association
Madison, WI

Van Sarna

Principal, Vista Nueva H.S., (Navaho reservation)
Kirtland, NM

Tanya (Larson) Topp '02

Director, Heartland's Community Health Center
Chicago, IL




Alumni in Writing Positions


Katjusa Cisar ‘07

Music and Popular Culture Critic, Capital Times
Madison, WI

Teresa Dunlap '05

Reporter, Monroe Times
Monroe, WI

Karen Stencil ‘05

Technical Writer, Epic Systems
Verona, WI

Jennifer Berg '04

Technical Writer, Epic Systems
Verona, WI

Brendan O’Brien '04

Weekly columnist, Wisconsin Sports Weekly
Wisconsin Sports Weekly, Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, WI

Melissa Frey '03

Staff Writer, Core Weekly
Madison WI

Amanda Hemer '03

Staff Writer, Core Weekly
Madison WI

Andrew Weidert '02

Documentation Analyst, United Concordia (a health insurance company)
Harrisburg, PA

Andrew is also working on a comic book with an artist who recently moved to Harrisburg from Seattle.

Terri Pederson '00

Reporter, Oconomowoc Enterprise and Waukesha Freeman
WI

Jennifer Sauer '00

Reporter, Education Beat, Reedsburg Times-Press
Reedburg, WI

Kate Cahill

Reporter, CNI, (a weekly newspaper)
Menominee Falls, WI

Tracy Hellebrand

Technical Writer, National Guardian Life,
Madison, WI

Heather Reader

Public Relations Writer, Chicago Cubs
Chicago, IL

Natasha Kassulke '91

Writer, Madison Newspapers, Inc.
Madison, WI

Alumni in PR/Marketing Positions


Doria Dahl '04

Integrated Marketing Advertising Technician, American Family Insurance
Madison, WI

Carly Gerkin '03

Communications Coordinator, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)
Washington, DC

Lynn Brockmeyer

Publicist, WHA
Madison, WI

Robin Cadwell

Marketing Production Assistant, Anchor Bank
Madison, WI

Lucy Keane

Public Relations, Rippe Keane Market, Inc.
Madison, WI

Heidi Keihl

Public Relations Account Executive, Lindsay, Stone & Briggs
Madison, WI

Melissa (Larocque) Breen

Public Relations, Medical Society of Wisconsin
Madison, WI




Alumni in Teaching Positions


Katie Ainslie '09

Substitute Teacher, Madison Metropolitan School District
Madison, WI

Lauren Stockton ‘07

Teacher, English, Johnson Creek H.S.
Johnson Creek, WI

Mindy Boehnen ‘06

Teacher, English, Beacon Academy Charter School
Plymouth, MN

Heidi Gerner ‘06

Teacher English, Memorial H.S.
Madison, WI

Michael Shuptarr ‘06

Substitute Teacher
Detroit, MI

Kate (Friedel) Halverson ‘05

Teacher, 7th-grade reading and writing
McFarland, WI

Angela Krebs '05

Teacher, Black Hawk H.S.
South Wayne, WI

Stephanie Goke '04

Teacher, secondary school
Las Vegas, NV

Carolyn Isely '04

Substitute Teacher, Verona School District;
The Caring Center, (a daycare center)
Verona, WI

Matthew McCloud '04

Substitute Teacher, Madison Metropolitan School District
Madison, WI

Scott Swanson '04

Teacher, English, Sauk Prairie High School
Prairie du Sac, WI

Mary Swenson '04

Substitute Teacher, Madison Metropolitan School District
Madison, WI

Kelly Vazquez '04

Teacher, Middleton H.S.
Middleton, WI

(Kari) Karene Cochran '03

Teacher, 9th- and 10th- grade English, Fort Madison H.S.
Fort Madison, IA

Andrew Ellis '02

Teacher, 6th-8th grade English and social studies, Oaklawn Academy
Edgerton, WI

Jaren Bailey '01

Teacher, 7th-grade English
Milwaukee, WI

Dave Dison '01

Teacher, reading and special education, St Francis Xavier
Cross Plains, WI

Pat Mckeown '01

(POST-BAC)

Teacher, 8th grade, Perry Tipler Middle School
Oshkosh, WI

Christopher Schumacher '01

Teacher, English
Asaka, Japan

Patricia Zingg '01

Teacher, 3rd grade, Gila Bend Unified Schools
Gila Bend, AZ

Mandie Armstrong '00

Teacher, 6th-grade language arts
Katy, TX

Patty Perkins '99

Teacher, English and Speech, Poynette High School
Poynette, WI

Jennifer Gunning

Teacher, middle-school language arts
Sun Prairie, WI

Mikki Maddox

Teacher, English and Social Studies, Necedah H.S.
Necedah, WI

Mikki was one of 100 teachers in the state to receive a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2009 Kohl Fellowship. Fellowship recipients are chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service within and outside the classroom.

In 2008 Mikki was selected for the WalMart Teacher of the Year Award for Western WI.

Joann Shipley

Teacher, 9th-12th-grade, Douglas County Montessori Charter School
Castle Rock, CO

Lisa Arneson

Teacher, middle-school language arts
Weston School District Cazenovia, WI

Stephanie Brink

Teacher, middle and secondary English
Lomira, WI

Mary Bruce

Teacher, ESL, Literacy Services of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Paul Burk

Teacher, 6th and 8th grade
New Glarus, WI

Melissa (Koenig) Chadar

Teacher, English and drama, Berkmar H.S.
Atlanta, GA

Pamela (Hemlin) Hernandez

Teacher, middle-school English
El Paso, TX

Greg McCormick

Teacher, English, Verona H.S.
Verona, WI

Mary Ellen Rock

Teacher, Cardinal Stritch University

Chantal Smith

Teacher, English, East H.S.
Madison, WI

Margaret (Beth Sullivan) Done

Teacher, WI Dept. of Corrections, Ellsworth Correctional Center
Union Grove, WI

Matthew Terry

Teacher, Oshkosh North H.S.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Elizabeth Watson

Teacher, 7th grade, St. Maria Goretti
Madison, WI