Winter 2012/13
the NFL’s Washington
Nikolas Damme
M.D., Rapid City, S.D.,
joined the Providence
Health & Services Clinic
in Spokane, Wash., as
a radiologist.
Kevin Fitzgibbons
B.S., Sioux Falls, S.D.,
was selected as a public
relations intern with
Lawrence & Shiller.
Cassie Garner
’11 B.B.A.,
’11 B.A., Knoxville, Tenn.,
will lead AmeriCorps
program efforts in
Knoxville, with a focus
on recycling programs.
David Geyer
’11 J.D.,
Veblen, S.D., joined the
law firm Delaney, Nielsen
& Sannes PC as
an associate.
Lauren (Hauck) Glover
’12 B.A., Sioux Falls,
S.D., has joined the online
marketing team at Click
Rain in Sioux Falls as a
social media strategist.
Nathaniel Hansen
Ph.D., Temple, Texas,
has joined the faculty
at University of Mary
Hardin-Baylor as an
assistant professor
of English.
Amber Hegge
’12 B.S.,
Crofton, Neb., began
play with a professional
basketball team in
Herne, Germany.
Rachael Heisterkamp
’12 Ed.S., Burnsville,
Minn., was hired as school
psychologist for Northfield
Middle School.
Leah Hoffman
M.S., Carrington, N.D.,
joined Essentia Health
Jamestown Clinic as a
physician’s assistant.
Jennifer Huber
B.B.A., Mission Hill, S.D.,
joined First National Bank
South Dakota in Yankton,
S.D. as a personal banker.
Jana Jordan
’12 M.A.,
Pueblo, Colo., was hired
as community director at
Clemson University (SC).
Gina (Weckwerth)
’12 M.A.,
Henderson, Minn.,
was hired as an editor
at the
Jonathan Klock
J.D., LaCrescent, Minn.,
was hired at Gunderson
Lutheran Health Center.
Lauren Korte
’10 M.A.,
Port Saint Lucie, Fla.,
serves as assistant athletic
trainer at the University
of Montevallo.
Jennifer (Stone) LeBrun
’11 M.A., Colman, S.D.,
began teaching fourth
through eighth grades at
Pleasant Valley Colony
near Colman.
David Lind
’10 B.S.Ed.,
Kearney, Neb., joined the
Clarinda Public School
District as a second
grade teacher.
Richard McGrath
Ed.D., Oakland Park,
Fla.,was recognized as one
of the leading elementary
school principals in
Iowa by the School
Administrators of Iowa
in 2011.
Benjamin Nebelsick
D.P.T., Le Mars, Iowa,
joined the staff of LeMars
Physical Therapy.
Gerald Palleschi
’12 B.A.,
Sioux Falls, S.D., was
named director of game
day media and as radio
broadcaster for the
Sioux Falls Storm indoor
football team.
James Payer
’12 B.B.A.,
Watertown, S.D., joined
the human resources
department at Angus-Palm
Industries as a generalist.
Sarah Prince
’12 A.S.,
Watertown, S.D., began
work as a registered nurse
at Prairie Lake Health
Care Center.
Michelle (Duch)
’11 B.S.W.,
Brookings, S.D., is a rural
advocate at the Wholeness
Center in Flandreau, S.D.
Cody Schreiber
B.B.A., Vermillion,
S.D., began work as
an admissions counselor
at USD.
Ronald Schwint
Ed.D., ’12 M.A.,
Brandon, S.D., joined the
faculty at Minnesota West
Community & Technical
College in Worthington,
Minn., as a law
enforcement instructor.
Shawn Starr
’12 B.S.Ed.,
Le Mars, Iowa, teaches
high school language arts
and assists with the high
school speech program
at Le Mars Community
High School.
Jarrod Tell
’11 B.A.,
joined the athletic
department at USD
as assistant sports
information director.
Charlie Westbrook
B.G.S., Milwaukee,
Wis., signed with Tezenis
Verona, a professional
basketball team in Italy.
Leonard Wonnenberg
’11 M.S., Huron, S.D.,
joined the staff of
Horizon Health Care’s
James Valley Community
Health Center.
Janice (Holst) Cox
B.S.Ed. and Michael Cox
were married April 21,
2012. The couple resides in
Tucson, Ariz.
Patricia (Martin) Ireland
’84 B.A. and Chad Ireland
were married May 21,
2011. The couple resides
in Martin, S.D.
Amy (Colwell) Strain
B.S. and James Strain were
married July 14, 2012.
The couple resides in
Boston, Mass.
Omaha, Neb.
Adam Baldwin
’09 M.A.,
’11 Ph.D. and
(Ford) Baldwin
’09 B.A.,
’11 M.A. were married
July 28, 2012. The couple
resides in Henderson, Nev.
Kara (Engstrom) Kinser
’08 B.M. and Andrew
Kinser were married
Aug. 4, 2012. The
couple resides in
State Center, Iowa.
Ryan Geraets
’04 A.S.
and Summer (DeJong)
Geraets were married
Aug. 28, 2012. The couple
resides in Mitchell, S.D.
Bryce Gillen
’08 B.B.A.
Terasa (Sees) Gillen
’09 B.B.A. were married
June 25, 2011. The
couple resides in
White Lake, S.D.
Cody Strand
‘12 B.F.A., a theatre graduate with a
specialization in acting, appeared at The Laurie
Beechman Theatre near Times Square in New York City
in a cabaret showcase on Oct. 11, 2012. Strand was the
featured “rising star” during the event, and he sang two
solos during an evening that included performances
by current Broadway and off-Broadway actors. Strand
is signed with the Krasney Talent Agency and since
graduation has been auditioning regularly for film,
TV and the stage, including an audition for the Tony-
winning Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon.”
He recently booked a role in a pilot of a Web series
that spoofs weight-loss reality TV shows, and if the
pilot is picked up, he will have a recurring role.
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