MSU Billings Alumni Relations

Class Notes Fall2014

Barbara Beck '76 and Les Fukuya attended the Phoenix, Arizona alumni gathering in September.  The event was held in the Aztec Room at the Biltmore and in spite of the torrential downpour that day our hardy Montana alumni were not deterred by the weather.

 

Laura Odegaard '79 is a snowbird who works as a self-employed realtor in Billings during the summer and a substitute teacher in Phoenix during the winter.  She enjoys being able to use her teaching degree once again.

Billie Krenzler '86 and her husband, Al, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends.  They have two children and one grandchild.

 

Terri Kaufman '88 is teaching junior high English in Glendive, MT.  She returned to Montana after teaching in Arizona for many years.

Heath Heggem '96 is the station manager at KRTV/Cordillera communications in Great Falls and Helena.

 

Wanda Holmes '98 attended the Phoenix, Arizona alumni gathering in September.  The event was held in the Aztec Room at the Biltmore and in spite of the torrential downpour that day our hardy Montana alumni were not deterred by the weather.

Janelle Rafaele '03 has joined the Billings Gazette as an advertising sales consultant.  She has over 15 years of sales and customer service in the billings market and has also owned her own business.

 

Stefanie Forcella '04 is a special ed teacher at Dawson County High School in Glendive.  She taught in Terry for 15 years and is excited about this new opportunity.

 

Mike Wombolt '05 was voted one of the Best of Billings in the accounting category.  Mike owns A+ Accounting & Consulting in Billings and specializes in bookkeeping and payroll along with both personal and business tax returns.

 

Alexis Brill '06 has joined Austin Adventures in Billings as a marketing and sales manager.  She began her career in Las Vegas where she worked at Fontainebleau Resorts as a business marketing analyst and at Credit One Bank as a digital marketing manager.  She most recently returned from New York where she was head of global marketing for Reward Gateway.

 

Kevin Cremer '06 is the business manager for the Billings Chamber of Commerce.  He has a diverse and successful sales background and has worked at Q Business Source and most recently, Rimrock Mall.

 

Kevin Scharfe '06 has developed a board game called Finding Home a strategy game revolving around life in 19th century New England.  The game is aimed at people in their 20's and 30's and players are given pieces of a map and must use clues on the game cards to advance their journey.  Kevin is a photography, design and animation instructor at the Billings Career Center.

 

Kate Hagenbuch '10 is the event manager for the Billings Chamber of Commerce.  Her career has focused on philanthropy-driven event management in the health care and nonprofit sectors.

Morgan Jestes '13 is the member and visitor services assistant for the Billings Chamber of Commerce.  She spent the summer with Visit Billings as a guide for visitors and a leader for the volunteers in the Visitor Information Center.

Kristen Kastelic '13 is another member of the MSU Billings soccer team who attended the Phoenix, Arizona alumni gathering in September.  The event was held in the Aztec Room at the Biltmore and in spite of the torrential downpour that day our hardy alumni were not deterred by the weather.

 

Shelby Moxley '13 is teaching 5th grade at Meadowlark School in Chinook.  She did her student teaching at Meadowlark and also substituted last year.

 

Jennifer Larsen '14 attended the Phoenix, Arizona alumni gathering in September that was held in the Aztec Room at the Biltmore.  Jen lives in Mesa now, but was a member of the MSU Billings soccer team during her time in Billings. 

Marriages

Corinna Waters '12 to Samuel Handeland, 9/30/2014
Amy LaRoque '10 to Edward Smith, 10/10/2014
Nancy Elliott '85 to Robert Runkle, 10/16/2014
Meghan Wilson '12 to Jake Wyman, 10/18/2014
Libby Gunter '12 to Craig Kahnke '11, 10/24/2014
Jessica Henslin '99 to David Miller, 10/24/2014
Tisha Martens '11 to John Marquardson, 10/31/2014
Emily Woegens '13 to Clint Reynolds, 1/2014
Reagan Saulsbury '13 to Judd Bennett, 11/11/2014
Laurie Lea Caple '12 to Thomas Durham, 11/12/2014
Mary Perrier '93 to Steven Leichner, 11/16/2014
Opal Collaway '95 to Kenneth Gomer, 11/19/2014
Christa Howley '10 to Michael Mroszczak, 12/6/2014
Kaylea Erickson '13 to Denis Berry '13, 12/13/2014
Jennifer Klein '10 to Roman Quintana, 12/13/2014
Jessica Prokopiak '04 to Aaron Stops, 12/13/2014
Carrie Yeley '12 to Bryce Ballard, 12/20/2014

Deaths

Mikel Ives '95, 9/23/2014
Kevin Hoffman '11, 9/26/2014
Mavis Fuller Johnson '45, 9/27/2014
Gary Moos '73, 9/29/2014
Bruce Pretty On Top '84, 10/1/2014
Kiersten Krause O'Donnell '98, 10/3/2014
Roberta Wingfield Sayler '69, 10/3/2014
Michael Taylor '76, 10/3/2014
Hilda Coombe Walker '45, 10/9/2014
Laura Tobacco He Does It '74, 10/15/2014
Rocky Moore '69, 10/15/2014
Marilyn Srigley Reed '64, 10/15/2014
Richard Senn '71, 10/17/2014
Pearl Kunda Nolan '82, 10/20/2014
Kaye Staiger Nelson '62, 10/22/2014
Kathleen Kronmuller Lee '82, 10/23/2014
Terry Turley '88, 10/23/2014
Michael Starcevich '79, 10/26/2014
Cynthia Hageman '81, 10/28/2014
Irene Pierce Shogren '35, 10/29/2014
Claude Putnam '65, 10/30/2014
Edward Lavenger '94, 11/10/2014
Janet Bowlsby Young '80, 11/10/2014
Gregory Painter '11, 11/11/2014
Donna Hofferber Kuchera '70, 11/13/2014
Janice Phillips '03, 11/17/2014
Vanna Harnden Barnard '80, 11/18/2014
Gerald Kline '72, 11/19/2014
Clara Denby '73, 11/20/2014
Ann Kibler '84, 11/23/2014
Pauline Beall Keene '36, 11/26/2014
Helen Harmond Olson '36, 11/26/2014
Anita Roth Ward '54, 11/30/2014
Paul Allen '72, 12/2/2014
Maylou Knopp Olds '56, 12/2/2014
Patrick Rollwitz '51, 12/7/2014
Fred Hanson '75, 12/9/2014
Carol Steffensen Auer '63, 12/10/2014
Bekki Wooden Weagel '83, 12/10/2014
Dale Yurkovic '85, 12/10/2014
Phyllis Howard Carter '99, 12/12/2014
Marian Simon Joki '73, 12/12/2014
Kaneeta Redstar Harris '91, 12/14/2014
Marjorie Nash '87, 12/16/2014
Margaret Heslep Besinque '36, 12/20/2014

 


 

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