Domenic D. Michael, Bus Ad ’70, and his son, Matthew, who is a winemaker with a degree in fermentation sciences, started a small winemaking business with their first artisan-crafted wine, a 2003 California syrah. Look for information at their Web site bfwwine.com.
1971 Reunion Year
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Patrick E. Deady, Jour ’72, senior litigation partner at the Chicago firm of Hogan Marren Ltd., was appointed special assistant attorney general to represent Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in a federal lawsuit brought by representatives of the video game industry challenging the constitutionality of recent state legislation restricting the sale and rental of violent and sexually explicit video games to minors.
John E. Donahue, Arts ’72, a shareholder and member of the employee benefits practice group at the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C., has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2006.
Russell J. Stepp, Eng ’72, has been selected by the board of directors of the consulting and engineering firm R.W. Beck Inc. to serve as president and CEO. Previously, he was national director of the water/waste resources practice at the firm.
Linda Heimann, Med Tech ’73, is celebrating the accomplishments of her son, David Biery, who was named a Presidential Scholar. He received a full scholarship to Harvard.
Mark F. Vetter, Law ’74, was named chairman of the board of directors at Davis & Kuelthau S.C. in Milwaukee. He serves as the chief public representative, marketing officer, advocate and spokesperson for the firm and works with shareholders and associates to develop, solidify and enhance client relations.
1976 Reunion Year
Joseph M. Fasi II, Arts ’76, joined the law firm Greenhalgh Krueger Hernandez & Fasi as a member and a shareholder. He is board certified in civil trial law, licensed in Wisconsin and Florida, and is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.
Drs. Jane (Bentz) Matelski, Dent ’77, and Donald R. Bentz, Dent ’53, played in the U.S. Tennis Association National Father/Daughter, Senior Father/Daughter, Super Senior Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Hard Court Championships in San Diego. The father-daughter team took third place in the super senior category and brought a bronze tennis ball home to LaCrosse, Wis.
James E. Braza, Bus Ad ’78, was named president of Davis & Kuelthau S.C. in Milwaukee. He is responsible for management of the firm, implementation of the firm’s strategic plan, and overseeing budget and finances. He also services clients’ needs in litigation matters.
John J. Byrne, Arts ’78, was named anti-money laundering strategy executive in the compliance risk management division at Bank of America in Washington, D.C. He joined the bank from the American Bankers Association where, since December 2003, he was director of the ABA Center for Regulatory Compliance.
Daniel B. LeMonnier, Sp ’78, was awarded the Frank Basile Emerging Stories Fellowship for his storytelling show Cottonpatch Community, based on the life and writings of Clarence Jordan, founder of Koinonia Farm in Americus, Ga. The show premiered in November at the Indiana Historical Society. He also has partnered with Hospice of the Calumet Area to create the show What is in Your Heart — the Healing Art of Storytelling, to introduce young audiences to hospice care. This program was a finalist for the Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling.
William F. Banholzer, Arts ’79, was named vice president and chief technology officer at Dow Chemical. He leads global research and development efforts, and oversees the four-member R&D council.
John M. Clemens, Jour ’79, is the public affairs officer for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Washington Water Science Center. He serves as media spokesman for the USGS on water resource issues such as floods, drought and water quality. After graduation, he worked as a radio news reporter and business owner, and later followed up with graduate studies in engineering before joining USGS in 1991. He resides in Tacoma, Wash.
Catherine (Chisholm) Principe, Arts ’79, is senior vice president of private client services at the Bank of North Georgia.
John J. Pfeiffer, Jour ’79, was named publisher and president of Northern Lakes Publishing, publisher of the Rhinelander Daily News in Rhinelander, Wis.
Virginia (Bronesky) Stuesser, Jour ’79, joined the advertising agency Nonbox, Milwaukee, as director of media services. She was formerly media director at Eichenbaum and Associates, where she designed the paid media campaigns for U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold’s re-election campaign and Roundy’s Corp. She and her daughter, Samantha, reside in Waukesha, Wis.