Callie (McCarthy) Bjurstrom, Class of 1980, COMMUNITY • PROFESSIONAL
• University of Wisconsin - Madison: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History - with distinction in 1984.
• University of Arizona College of Law - Juris Doctorate - Magna Cum Laude in 1988.
• Editor of the Arizona Law Review - Order of the Coif.
• Attorney in California specializing in Intellectual Property Litigation and Partner at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, San Diego, CA.
• Serves as a Superior Court Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego Superior Courts and has received honors for her pro bono services to the Superior Courts and the community of San Diego, CA.
Alice Kamps, Class of 1981, ARTS • WRITING
• University of Wisconsin - Madison: Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts - 1985.
• Art Institute of Chicago - Masters in Art Therapy.
• Teaching artist in Chicago Public Schools.
• Director of Arts Learning at Chicago Children's Museum.
• Director of Program at Ten Chimneys, Genesee Depot, WI.
• Writer and exhibits developer for the Milwaukee Urban Ecology Center and Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL.
John Kamps, Class of 1983, ARTS • ENTERTAINMENT
• University of Wisconsin - Madison: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature - 1987.
• Writer of screenplays including Now or Never, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, The Movie, The Borrowers, Zathura.
• Actor in Suspicious and Apartment Zero.
• Collaborator with David Koepp.
Margaret McCormick, Class of 1985, SCIENCE • ENTREPRENEUR
• University of Wisconsin - Madison: Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Honors Biochemistry, Phi Beta Kappa - 1990.
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Ph.D. in Biology - 1996.
• Chairperson of Sigma - Aldrich Biotechnology Scientific Advisory Board.
• Experience in venture capital, biotech, and technology companies including: Partner - Integra Ventures; President - McCormick Consulting Group; President and Chief Operating Officer - Rejuvenon Corp.; Director of Biotechnology Business Development for Baylor College of Medicine Technologies; Director and President of Spectral Genomics, Inc.; and President and Director of Sennes Drug Innovations, Inc.
Jenny Magnus, Class of 1978, ARTS • ENTERTAINMENT • WRITING
• University of Iowa - 1981.
• University of Wisconsin - 1983.
• Performer, writer, director, producer, and teacher.
• Co-founder of Curious Theater Branch • Columbia College - Chicago faculty in Interdisciplinary Arts Dept.
• Teacher in Arts Literacy - Chicago Public Schools.
• 1998 Artist of the Year - Chicago Tribune.
• Named New City Chicago's Most Influential Artist 1999 - present.
Gene Peterson, Class of 1972, PROFESSIONAL
• Lawrence University: Bachelor of Arts in Physics. Summa Cum Laude - 1976. Phi Betta Kappa.
• University of Leeds, United Kingdom (Marshall Scholarship Recipient): Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry - 1980.
• University of Chicago: M.D. - 1982. Residency in Anesthesiology at University of Washington.
• Medical practice at Edmonds Anesthesia Associates.
• Board of Directors for Physicians Insurance.
• Associate Medical Director for Clinical Excellence at University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at University of Washington School of Medicine.
Jeffery Scherer, Class of 1971, PROFESSIONAL • SCIENCE • MILITARY SERVICE
• U.S. Air Force Academy - 1973.
• University of Wisconsin - Madison: Bachelor of Science in Zoology - 1974.
• University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. M.D. - Internal Medicine.
• U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon Airwing 6 U.S.S. Independence Aircraft Carrier, Helicopter Wing One Flight Surgeon, U.S. Naval Reserve Flight Surgeon.
• Naval Reserve Commander in Glenview, IL. Retired 1996.
• Diagnostic Radiologist residency at St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee.
• Staff Radiologist at Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn.
• Member of the Lakeland Medical Center Foundation Board.
John Scherer, Class of 1971, MILITARY SERVICE
• U.S. Air Force Academy: Bachelor of Science - 1975.
• Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL - 1981.
• Webster University - St. Louis: Masters in Management.
• T-37 and T-38 Instructor Pilot, C-5 Galaxy Pilot, and Squadron Commander.
• Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL - 1996.
• Base Commander at McClellan AFB, Sacramento, CA Retired 2001 as Colonel.
• Recipient of the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
• General Manager - Alder Group, Delavan, WI.
Mike Seipel, Class of 1978, ATHLETICS
• Barefoot Water Ski Champion, Competitor Promoter, Instructor and Product Developer.
• Set 9 World Records for Barefoot Water Skiing, holds 11 National Titles and 6 World Titles, named to U.S. Team 9 times.
• Inducted into the Water Ski Hall of Fame, Winter Haven, FL - 2000.
• Founder of Barefoot International Ski School in Milwaukee, WI, Byron, CA, and West Palm Beach, FL.
• Manufactured products for barefoot skiers through Barefoot International, Ltd. and Fly High.
• Inventor of the INVERTED Method of Barefoot Jumping.
• Featured on That's Incredible (ABC), PM Magazine, You Asked For It, and MTV Sports.
Thor Stein, Class of 1994, SCIENCE • RESEARCH
• University of Wisconsin - Madison: Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Physics - 1998.
• Ph.D. in Neuroscience - 2004. Dissertation: The Two Faces of the Amyloid Precursor Protein (patent held by the University of Wisconsin).
• University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.
• Founder of a biotechnology company dedicated to developing treatments for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
• Co-author of many articles on medical research with special focus on Alzheimer's disease published in The Journal of Neuroscience, Brain Research, and Reviews in the Neurosciences.
Linda Taege, Class of 1972, HUMANITARIAN
• Augsburg College: Bachelor of Arts - 1976.
• Luther Seminary: Master of Arts in Counseling - 1981 and Clinical Pastoral Education internship at Hazelden Treatment Center.
• Founder and Director of Personnel Dimensions.
• Board of Directors for St. Paul Area Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
• Project Coordinator in Tanzania in Democracy and Governance Project sponsored by U.S. Agency for International Development and United States Information Service.
• Project Manager of Gender and Governance Projects sponsored by The British Council in Tanzania • Linda Taege died in Tanzania from malaria, August 2001.
Randy Tritz, Class of 1971, PROFESSIONAL
• Marquette University: Bachelor of Science in Speech Communications and Broadcasting - 1976.
• Stage Manager for Dizzie Gillespie, Jazz Musician.
• Broadcast Television Producer: WMVS, WMVT, HBO-Sports.
• Broadcast Television Station designer for WPTI-Television, Nickelodeon, Universal Studios.
• Partner in Shen, Milson and Wilke - consulting firm for multimedia, telecommunications, security, and acoustics with projects in Korea, Dubai, and throughout U.S.A.
• Volunteer Pilot for Angel Flights.
• Founder and Director of Data Display Corporation and Media House Productions.
Craig Vock, Class of 1983, MILITARY SERVICE
• Army Airborne Training 1984, Senior Battalion Jump Master, Ft. Bragg, NC 1995.
• Honor Graduate - Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, Ft. Eustis, VA 1996.
• First Sergeant, 1st BN (Attack, 82nd Aviation Regt, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC).
• 15 years Army Airborne, 82nd Airborne Distinguished Paratrooper Award, 100+ Jumps, Master Parachutist Badge, Bronze German Armed Forces Parachutist Badge, Saudi Arabian Parachutist Badge, Honduran Military Airborne Badge • Bronze Star Medal, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 4 Army Commendation Medals, 4 Army Achievement Medals, 6 Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NATO Medal, 2 Overseas Service Ribbons, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Master Aircraft Crewman Badge.
• Humanitarian Medals - Bosnia, Kurdistan, Iraq, Cuba, Operation Iraqi Freedom • Retired U.S. Army 2004.
• Civilian Employment - Lockheed Martin Corp. Helicopter Repair-Management/Supervisor.
John Zsido, Class of 1983, MILITARY SERVICE
• U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY: Bachelor of Science in International Relations - 1987. University of Louisville, KY: Master of Education in Adult Education, Occupational Training and Development - 1997.
• Commander of the 2nd Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment at Ft. Knox, KY; responsible for training U.S. Army's M1-Series Abrams tank crewman.
• Program Director/Chief of the Military Science Branch and Assistant Professor at USMA. Designed and implemented 8 new military science courses into the USMA curriculum; U.S. Representative to the International Seminar on Military Science in Yokosuka, Japan.
• 5 Meritorious Service Medals, 5 Army Commendation Medals, 5 Army Achievement Medals, the National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and 2 Overseas Service Ribbons; Ranger Tab and Parachutist Badge.