Alumni Accomplishments

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Tim Sullivan ’75

Tim Sullivan ’75, Catholic Memorial High School alumnus, donated $1 million after the school announced the purchase of Infinity Fields Baseball Park in Waukesha.
-November 15, 2022

Kent Gramm ’71

Kent Gramm ’71 has published a new book titled Bitterroot: An American Epic, a fictionalized narrative of the Nez Perce War, a conflict of races, religions, and cultures, ending with Chief Joseph's famous words, "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." Gramm teaches part time at Gettysburg College.

-November 14, 2022

Elliot Ryser ’79

Dr. Elliot Ryser '79 retired as Professor Emeritus from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University after 24 years as a faculty member. He was recently awarded lifetime member in the International Association for Food Protection after 42 years of service which included 16 years as a Scientific Editor for the Journal of Food Protection. His retirement plans include the completion of three books currently in progress, including the 4th edition of his now seminal book Listeria, Listeriosis and Food Safety, along with continued consulting in microbial food safety.

-November 8, 2022

Lindsey Kreske MBA ’17

Lindsey Kreske MBA ’17 was selected as a 2022 Women of Distinction for Milwaukee Magazine. Read more here.
-November 7, 2022

Alison Rohrbach ’02

Alison Rohrbach ’02 was elected to the Illinois Education Association Executive Committee for the 22-23 Board Year. She is in her first term on the the IEA Board of Directors. She teaches Elementary General Music and Choir in Barrington, IL.
-November 1, 2022

Debi (Grace) Young ’84

Debi (Grace) Young ’84 has been named statewide education editor for the USATODAY NETWORK - Wisconsin. She is based out of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
-November 1, 2022

Angie Campbell ’11

Angie Campbell ’11 recently had a supporting role in the film "Raymond and Ray" featuring Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor. She played the role of "Rose" which included scenes opposite Hawke and McGregor. It was filmed in October 2021 in Richmond, VA and can bee seen in theaters and on Apple Plus.
-November 1, 2022

Derrick Nillissen, DPT '16

Derrick Nillissen DPT '16 is now a performance physical therapist for the Phoenix Suns.
-October 31, 2022

Yvonne Ochilo ’05

Yvonne Ochilo ’05 was featured in The Waukesha Freeman, which highlights her book of poetry called “Red Letters: An Anthology.” You can read more here.
-October 26, 2022

Brian Wesselhoff ’98

Waterstone Mortgage Corporation (WMC) announced the promotion of Brian Wesselhoff to CIO. Learn more about Brian and his promotion here.
-October 26, 2022

Tracie Parent ’03

Tracie Parent ’03, COO/CFO for Kahler Slater, was named a 2022 CFO of the Year by the Milwaukee Business Journal. The award recognizes Tracie's leadership and contributions to Kahler Slater and our community.
-October 21, 2022

Charles Barland ’90

Charles Barland, guest organist, performs on Olivet's Ruffatti pipe organ as part of the Ovid Young Memorial Organ Recital Series. Learn more about Charles and this honor here.
-October 17, 2022

Jim Ullrich ’63

Jim (Thumper) Ullrich '63 and his wife, Joy, are missionaries with Missionary Gospel Fellowship in Turlock, CA, whose mission is to send photography with Bible scriptures into prisons. They have sent over 37,000 scripture photographs and are featured in 10 prisons in California, one prison in Mexico, and a church in Illinois is using their photography in their prison ministry.
-October 15, 2022

Darrell Hagman ’72

Darrell was recently Inducted into the Rufus King High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in Basketball and Cross-Country. A banquet and Ceremony will be held on Nov. 6th in Milwaukee.
-October 14, 2022

Chase (Charles) Kostichka ’18

First Business Bank announced that Chase Kostichka '18was promoted to senior vice president-commercial real estate banking. Read more about Chase's promotion here.
-October 12, 2022

Andrea Janey ’05

Andrea Janey ’05 recently completed her Master of Insurance Business Analysis from the CIOP Institute and is an Associate Underwriter with Encova Insurance.
-October 11, 2022

Paul Boening ’00

Paul Boening ’00 was hired by McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, as public management specialist. Learn more about Paul and McMahon here.
-October 6, 2022

Jeimi Jaramillo ’18 and Liliana Farias Jurado ’18

Jeimi Jaramillo ’18 and Liliana Farias Jurado ’18, owners of Catrina Cafe in Waukesha, WI, celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and nearly one year of business. Learn more about the alumnae and their business here.
-October 5, 2022

Reid Spiering ’09

CORE 4 Engineering, Inc. recently announced the promotion of Reid Spiering, P.E., to the position of Principal. According to CORE 4's website, Reid truly embodies CORE's values with his client-focused approach to engineering, collaborative mindset, creative problem-solving, and exemplary communication skills. Congratulations Reid!
-September 28, 2022

Frank Juárez '97

Carroll alumnus, Frank Juárez (class of 1997) was selected to to be part of a virtual, nationwide Professional Learning Community (PLC) focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Social Emotional Learning, and Teacher leadership in standards-based arts instruction through the National Art Education Association newest program, Connected Arts Network (CAN).
-September 15, 2022

Lindsey (Moore) Whyte M.Ed. '14

Lindsey (Moore) Whyte M.Ed. '14 was appointed as Director of Data Quality + Analytics for the Wauwatosa School District at the recommendation of Dr. Demond Means and approval by the Wauwatosa School District Board of Education. Read more here.
-September 13, 2022

Dennis DeLoye '86

Dennis DeLoye '86, Northeast Wisconsin regional president for Associated Bank, has joined the board of directors of New North Inc., the regional economic development corporation for the 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin
-September 8, 2022

Jenn Youngblood '03

Jenn Youngblood '03 was recently named the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Supervisor for the U.S. Forest Service, according to an Aug. 17, 2022 announcement from USDA Forest Service Eastern Regional Forester Gina Owens. Read more here.
-September 7, 2022

Kyle Sykes '15

Kyle Sykes was featured in the Waukesha Freeman for making a name for himself as the Creative Director for Trackhouse Racing, a professional NASCAR team. Sykes graduated from Carroll University in 2015 with a degree in graphic communications and a minor in marketing. Read more here.
-August 24, 2022

Max Schommer '22

North Shore Bank recently named Max Schommer '22 as business relationship specialist. Read more.
-August 19, 2022

Charles Johnson '83

Charles Johnson '83 retired from a 38-year career with the State of Minnesota in July. He spent 33 years at the Department of Human Services (DHS), 17 in senior leadership including a decade as deputy commissioner. Read more here.
-July 2022

Stacey Starke ’04

Oregon Middle School in Oregon, Wisc., has hired Stacey Starke ’04 as an Administrative Intern. Read more.
-July 11, 2022

Ariannah Ritter ’19

Missouri Western hired Ariannah Ritter ’19 as assistant coach for lacrosse program. Read more.
-July 6, 2022

Rex McKanry ’03

Rex McKanry ’03 was named as the Dean for Technical Sciences at St. Charles Community College after nine years as a faculty and department chair in Computer Science.
-July 1, 2022

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Alumni Accomplishments from 2021
Alumni Accomplishments from 2020
Alumni Accomplishments from 2019
Alumni Accomplishments from 2018
Alumni Accomplishments from 2017

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