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Recapping March 2015

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Shellie Schwanke ’87
Director of Alumni Relations

Duane Kiesewetter '77

Duane Kiesewetter '77

David Gibson '88

David Gibson '88

Joseph Schwartz '04

Joseph Schwartz '04

Julie Stroebel Barichello '09

Julie Stroebel Barichello ’09


Don Schaefer ’66 and Helen Schaefer’s daughter, Marci Schaefer Nolen, has been hired as operations and finance associate for the Indiana Parkinson Foundation (IPF). Both Don and Helen are on the IPF board of directors and have been involved with various not-for-profit organizations that help PD sufferers since October of 2006. Don was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in March, 2006.


Duane Kiesewetter ’77 will be retiring after nearly four decades as the Livingston County Supervisor of Assessments and recently received the Marshall Theroux Award, named after a leading township assessor who was innovative in trying to make sure all assessors were educated, which is the Certified Illinois Assessing Official designation and maintaining the certification.


Bonnie Botoske ’85 recently took a position as Accounts Payable Coordinator at Crate and Barrel Corporation offices in Northbrook, IL. She is also the Director of Drama Ministry and Young Adult Sunday School Teacher at Trinity Baptist Community Church International in Crystal Lake, IL.

David Gibson ’88, Founder of Gibson Financial Services, LLC, has joined a select group of business experts and entrepreneurs from around the world, along with best-selling author and business development expert Brian Tracy, to co-author the forthcoming book titled, Success Today: Common Sense but Uncommon Knowledge from Today’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals to Help You Lead an Extraordinary Life of Health, Wealth and Success. Nick Nanton, Esq. along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., the leading agents to Celebrity Experts® worldwide, recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which will be released under their CelebrityPress™ imprint.


Lew ’99 and Harriett Sullivan ’02 Steinbach are glad to announce the birth of their son Lewis Frederick Steinbach V born on January 25, 2015.


Joseph Schwartz ’04 and former Chicago Cub, Augie Ojeda have created a baseball recruiting network that connects players and coaches across the country. was spawned during his days at Eureka in an effort to help players find college baseball programs that they have interest in. They currently have 3,000 players registered in our first 6 months of existence. They have also amassed a following on Twitter of nearly 50,000 people.

Julie Stroebel Barichello ’09 released her debut children’s chapter book, “Sarah & Katy and the Imagination Blankets,” in Nov. 2014. She currently is in the midst of a Central Illinois book tour, visiting public libraries and grade schools for reading sessions and speaking engagements.

Hollyann Sajko ’12 is an inventory coordinator for American Apparel. After spending two years in Chicago working a concert venues and music festivals, she recently relocated to Los Angeles to pursue career in concert production.

In Memoriam

  • Betty Walsh Hershberger ’49 (6/30/1926–2/23/2015)
  • Evelyn Hale ’56 (2/20/1934–2/25/20150
  • Robert Stoddard ’57 (3/20/1931–4/29/2012)
  • Perry Boore ’61 (3/17/1932–3/2/2015)
  • Dan Eddy ’61 (9/13/1934–2/28/2015)
  • Bill Schlesinger ’61 (6/10/1931–3/13/2015)
  • Bernie Mei ’63 (12/22/1939–3/3/2015)
  • Belinda Colbert-Glenn ’73 (7/29/1950–10/4/2011)
  • Joshua Lascelles ’08 (1/28/1986–2/18/2015)

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