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Recapping February 2015

Be sure to send us your news and we’ll publish it in the next issue of Maroon & Gold. Enjoy!
Shellie Schwanke ’87
Director of Alumni Relations


Sandra Baner ’81 has recently accepted the position of Staff Attorney for the Chapter 13 Trustee in Milwaukee, WI. She is in the process of transferring her interest in Baner & Associates, which she established in Janesville, WI in 1993 and which will continue to exist. Sandra resides in East Troy, WI with her husband Tony Nowak.


Jennifer Kiesewetter ’01 was published in Chicago Magazine’s Super Lawyers 2015 Magazine in January 2015 as an Illinois Rising Star Attorney for the 3rd year in a row. She has been practicing at the Law Offices of Peter Ferracuti, with offices in Ottawa and Bloomington, since 2004.

Harriett Sullivan Steinbach ’02 received the Academic Advising Advocate Award at Illinois State University Founders Day on Feb. 19, 2015. She joined the Dean of Students Office in 2006 in the Leadership and Service Unit. Over five years, she worked with nearly every community service and leadership development program. Under her advisement of Alternative Breaks, the program tripled in size and developed an international break trip during winter break. She was awarded Staff Advisor of the Year by the alternative breaks national office, Break Away, in 2011. In 2012, Harriett assumed the position of coordinator for Student and Community Outreach. In September 2014, she was tasked with facilitating the merger of the Student and Community Outreach Unit and the Leadership and Service Unit.

Katie Ludewig ’07 graduated from the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation on December 18, 2014, and is now an agent.

Jayme Zobrist ’07 graduated from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with her Masters of Public Affairs with a specialty in Nonprofit Management. She and her husband, Tim Dunaway ’05, reside in beautiful Columbus, IN.

Jeremy Goossens ’08 is a Monk at Saint Louis Abbey/Saint Louis Priory School. He resides in Creve Coeur, MO.

Jake Leake ’10 is a firefighter for the City of Canton.

Charles Misuraca ’13 with about a year away from earning his law degree at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego has started to make his dream of becoming a sports agent a reality.

Pat Paulsen, former EC Trustee, recently retired after 67 years as the organist at the First Christian Church in Chicago Heights.

In Memoriam

  • ElVera Balas Winn ’43 (9/9/1923–2/13/2015)
  • Marvin Maier ’50 (4/11/1925–6/16/2012)
  • Mary Withrow Roland ’54 (2/15/1932–2/5/2015)
  • Wayne Armbrust ’56 (9/2/1933–1/12/2015)
  • Jody Johnson ’92 (8/8/1970–2/8/2015)

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