Leah Ceee O. Boomsma Joins Minneapolis Litigation Firm as Shareholder

Leah Ceee O. Boomsma has joined the Minneapolis litigation firm of Bassford Remele as a shareholder. Leah practices in complex commercial litigation, bringing more than 10 years of experience in appeals, dispositive motions, and jury trials to her clients.

Passing of Ramona Duran

Ramona J. Duran M.A. ’76 (8/26/1949 – 5/26/2020) of El Dorado Hills, CA, known to many family and friends as “Roma”, passed away peacefully at her home on May 26, 2020 at the age of 70. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lawrence (Larry) Duran, and her son Randy and his wife Kei from Tiburon, CA.

Barbara Leiby Obituary

Barbara “Bobbie” Leiby (née Conger), of Willow Grove, passed away on June 13, 2020.

Stephen L. Franke ’12

….. of New London, Wisconsin founded Test of Time Horology, LLC in 2013. As a Horologist he repairs and restores period clocks and timepieces.

Molly Quinn (’88) Named CEO of U.S. Association of Blind Athletes

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce the addition of Molly Quinn (University of Wisconsin-Madison ’88) as the association’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Passing of Peter M. Mack, UW ’61

Major Peter M. Mack, USMC (Retired), UW Class of 1961, died on 15 July 2020, in Birmingham, Alabama, at age 81, surrounded by family.

AnneElise Goetz, Esq., Chairs Voices for Children Board of Directors

AnneElise Goetz, Esq., was elected chair of the board of directors for Voices for Children (VFC), the local nonprofit organization certified by the court in San Diego and Riverside Counties to recruit and train Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers.

Rosy-Lane Holsteins earns national sustainability honors: Daphne R. Holterman, Lloyd W. Holterman, Tim Strobel, and Jordan Matthews

A Wisconsin dairy farm, Rosy-Lane Holsteins, is the winner of a national award for Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability. The ninth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards were announced on April 22, 2020 in recognition of Earth Day. The Watertown farm is owned by Lloyd BS ’80 and Daphne (Johnson) Holterman BS ’81 and their partners Tim Strobel FISC ’95 ’96 and Jordan Matthews BS ’09 and is one of three national winners in its category.

2015 Graduate Corie Spankowski Honored as a GlobeSt Woman of Influence and Woman to Watch

GlobeSt, a premier online destination for commercial real estate content, recently published its annual Women of Influence list. The list featured 200 women from across the U.S. making their mark on the commercial real estate world. University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Corie Spankowski was honored in the corporate communications category.

Grad uses skills both professionally and in role as city council member: Anthony Heddlesten

Anthony was named chief of the civil and environmental engineering section of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Rock Island, Illinois. In this role, he serves as technical manager for the levee rehabilitation for a 5 state region.