All-Class Reunion September 27-30, 2018

125th Anniversary All-Class Reunion

September 27-30, 2018

Thank you to our alumni and friends who gathered in Superior during Reunion Weekend to help us celebrate 125 years! Below you will find photos from the Reunion events, as well as updates from your classmates and friends. Want to submit your own update? Email us at alumni@uwsuper.edu.

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Class of 1958

David Osterlund: Returned to Minnesota on June 20, 2018 after 29 years on Faculty at Columbia International University, Columbia SC. Have taught for 60 years including Barnum MN; Superior Wis - East High and McCaskill, UW-Superior; American School and Good Shepherd School Addis Ababa Ethiopia; U of Wis Madison; 14 years at Univ of Northwestern St. Paul; and 29 years at Columbia International.

Class of 1959

Joanne Burgraff Cox: After teaching in Newberry Michigan after graduation for just one semester, I then returned to Superior and became the society editor of The Evening Telegram. I married an Air Force fighter pilot from the Duluth base and had two sons in Duluth. The family was transferred to Tyndall AFB in Panama City, FL. after just two years. I started teaching in Panama City in 1968 and received scholarships to Florida State University for both the Master’s degree and the Doctorate degree in Education Administration. I have been a principal, and Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Bay County, FL. After retirement from Bay County, I became a member of the Leadership Development Program in both Portland, Oregon and Charleston West Virginia. I traveled to underachieving schools and school districts with programs developed by those two research labs. Those jobs kept me on an airplane for most of the next 11 years. I am a member of the million milers club on Delta airlines. So Superior State "Teachers" college gave me a good start. I am retired now, but active in Panama City's activities.

Class of 1962

Don Olson: I was in choir for 4 years while majoring in math and chemistry. Taught for 45 years and just retired as director of the Center for Scandinavian Studies at North Park University in Chicago.

Class of 1966

Jo-Anne Bendick Larson: I began teaching music at Popular-South Shore in Jan. 1967. Married that next August and moved to Rochester. Raised 2 boys, taught music, private studio and Rochester School District and was a church organist. Retired in 2000, divorced and continue making music, playing the piano and subbing for church organists as needed. Have one granddaughter - in St. Paul. I make a lot of trips to St. Paul.

Class of 1967

Arthur LaBar: Retired in 2012 from 43 years in professional music and higher education, including The U.S. Army Band, National Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Brass Quintet, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Superior and 33 years at Tennessee Tech University.

Joe Miller: PILOT: Kimberly Clark Corp 1967-1971, Tenneco, Inc. 1971-1998, Willis-Stein & Assoc. 1998-2006, Robert W. Galvin (family that started Motorola Corp) 2006-2013 - 46 years flying corporate jets. Married to wife, Kathleen, since 1974.

Marcia Erickson Roberts: I put my degree from UWS to good use as I was a high school mathematics teacher for 50 years! I live in Boulder, Colorado but have a summer cabin at Lake Nebagamon.

Judy Harrer Reinke: My license plate says "SUPER 67" and the meaning is two-fold: I graduated from UWS in 1967, and the Packers won the first Super Bowl that year, on my birthday. I also visited the Oregon Coast last spring, which completed my quest to visit all 50 states!

Class of 1968

Beth Bowden Good: Have returned from the Northwest to the Northwoods - from Spokane WA to Gordon WI. Although retired, still enjoy teaching private violin and viola students and performing when I am not hiking, boating, fishing, writing or snowshoeing.

Class of 1969

Reinhold (Reno) Berg: Retired in 2013 as CEO of Mainstream Living, Inc., a private not for profit organization providing residential and vocational services for persons with disabilities in central Iowa. I was CEO there for 36 years, after having worked for Catholic Charities Bureau in Superior for 10 years.

Susan Malach Hildebrand: Taught in schools in Wisconsin & Minnesota from 1969 to 1996. Worked at Land O'Lakes company part time from 1994 to 2002. Since 2002 have conducted a weekly Catholic service at a rehab/assisted and independent livings facility in Anoka, Minnesota.

Thomas Morris: Retired after a 42-year career as a band director. Enjoying retirement and grateful for my years as a college student at UWS.

Class of 1971

Susan Hull Scott: I retired in 2012 from 30 years of teaching orchestra in the Roseville Area Schools in suburban St. Paul. I continue to perform on viola in concerts in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. My husband is an award winning violinmaker. We enjoy travel, both international and national. Our family includes two sons, one married with two sons. Grand parenting is our joy!

Class of 1972

Murl MacKinnon: Miss the beer bar!

Class of 1974

Kathleen (Kit) McCarson: 2000 - Toured with the Continental Singers to NYC, Athens, and Israel. Performed musical on the life of King David. 2013 - Retired from School Dist. of Superior. 2013 - Present. Working as a Job coach, and traveling. Retired from School District of Superior in 2013. Presently working for Trillium Services in Duluth.

Class of 1975

Sherry Carlson LaBar: Retired elementary and middle school general music educator. Now loving living across the street from 4 violin playing grands (ages 5, 7, 9, 11) and doing lots of traveling (esp. to AK where the 20 + grand dogs and their awesome caregivers live!)

Susan Wahl: Married in 1983 to the finest man I have ever known. I really got lucky. We have a daughter and son. When they were in grade school I went back to college and earned my 2-year degree in Nursing and promptly joined the ranks of the employed. I worked at North Memorial in Mpls for 10 years and had to retire early due to health problems. I'm now officially retired and love spending time with my granddaughter. Musically? I have been loaning my horn to various family members for years as I quit playing after my only year of teaching. Sang in church choirs through the years but I've lost my upper range so now I'm content to listen.

Class of 1979

Gary MacDonald: Business Development Manager at Greenheck in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Class of 1980

Douglas Conklin: Married to college sweetheart Rosemary (Bates) for 38 years.

Charles Milliren: Retired from 31 years of teaching at Owen-Withee School District in central WI. Retired from military service, U.S. Army (Active, Reserve and Guards) after 23 years of service. Started service during the tail end of the Vietnam era and retired a couple years after completing a tour of duty in Iraq (OIF 1). Substitute teach in area schools and an active WIAA official for 6 sports. Still playing softball (senior league), enjoying hunting and anything outdoors. Serving on our local school board. Elected City of Owen Mayor in 2017 after serving 2 years on the city council.

Class of 1994

Steven Judd: I've been working at the Eau Claire County Courthouse for 17 years as the Deferred Prosecution Coordinator through the District Attorney's Office.

Sheryl Pohl Lucas: Hello Everyone! I started at UWS as a Music Ed Major in 1988 and spent many hours in the bellows of the Fine Arts Building. Fast forward a few years and I am married and have 5 children, ages 2 to 20. We are currently living in New Richmond, WI and are very involved in the community with both music and sports! I am employed as a full tme Nursing Instructor at WITC in the Associate Degree Program. I am also employed at St. Scholastica as Faculty in the RN to BS Online Program.

Heather Evavold Opsahl: I'm a proud graduate of UW-Superior. Most of my career so far has been in healthcare, vocational rehabilitation, and legislation. I am currently the Executive Director of Primrose Retirement Community in Duluth, MN.

Class of 2008

Andrea Boulley DeBungie: Since graduation, I have taught in the public, private, and tribal school systems. I attained my master's degree in education in 2015 and am pursuing an Ed.D in Indigenous Education. I currently work as a special education teacher at the School District of Ashland.

Class of 2009

Patricia Sloan: I work as an Office Manager/Bookkeeper for the Eagles Club, and a cook for Chartwells at UWS.

Class of 2013

Jamere Bowers: Moved to Las Vegas in 2013 and worked at MGM Resorts for 5 years, and now I work directly with college students and assist them with their spring break, fall break plans as well as Formals for Greek Life.

Danielle Davis: Just had a baby boy, named Rider on March 08, 2018. Just moved back to the area from Florida.