Political Science

Alumni 1990 - 1999

Matthew Angstman (1990)

Jill Daniels Walker (1990)

Lee Ellison (1990)

Joel Harper (1990)

Colleen Kiefat Blaeser (1990)

David McNary (1990)

Jeffery Olson (1990)

Jeffrey Regenold (1990)

Christopher Seipel (1990)

Tom Slaughter (1990) is the Planning and Zoning Director for the city of Venice, Fl.

Maureen Spray Bonse (1990)

Carolee Stock Louden (1990)

Joseph Swanholm (1990)

Joseph Thompson (1990)

Greta Wintheiser Kjos Mack (1990)

Jacqueline Boeke (1991)

Michael Brown (1991)

Alberta Cylkowski (1991) is a Child Support Supervisor for Dakota County in St. Paul, MN.

Heidi Halverson Hungerford (1991)

Sheri Huppert-Hovde (1991)

Norah Johnson (1991)

Keith Krueger (1991)

John McCarthy (1991)

Kristin Posson Solum (1991)

Scott Schmidt (1991) is an operations analyst for a bank industry data center in Grafton, WI. Curt Waldon (1991)

Richard Su Xiong (1991)

Christopher Adams (1992)

Joel Badzinski (1992)

John Downs (1992)

Kevin Etherton (1992)

Shelly Hagglund (1992)

Brooke Iverson Collins (1992)

Kimberly Iwasko (1992)

Edith Kaiser Specht (1992)

Duane Linn (1992)

Christopher Long (1992)

Shannon O'Halloran (1992)

Amy Roble Turner (1992)

Gary Schultz (1992)

Shelley Tougas Grubb Croes (1992)

George Wilbur (1992)owns his own law practice, Law Office of George C. Wilbur in La Farge, WI.

David Wood (1992)

Emmanuel Efiong (1993)

Catherine Hunt Garness (1993)

Jay Kaemmerling (1993)

Vincent Kison (1993)

John Pechman (1993)

Josephine Piranio (1993)

Elvira Sigmund (1993) is currently works with two different age groups: driving a morning school bus for the Red Wing School District and in the afternoon works as an in-home health care provider for developmentally disabled people.

Mark Wills (1993)

Tiffany (Thibideau) Alm (1994) is currently a stay-at-home mom. "I jumped right into a career after college and met so many people, including a president and several US Congressmen. But 'giving up' my career to be a full-time mom has become my dream job! I keep involved in government and politics when I can. My best advice for any student in college is to begin interning as soon as possible!"

Pamela Donohoe Paulsen (1994)

Amy Mell Louzek (1994) is a City Administrator in Rush City, MN.

Susan Worwa-Granlund (1994)

John Robert Behling (1995) practices in the areas of public and private sector management labor law, employment law, and municipal, school, and administrative law. John graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D.). He was also an aide to Governor Tommy Thompson in both Washington and Wisconsin. While in the Thompson Administration, John was the Governor's Policy Advisor on labor, employment, and regulatory issues. He was also an aide to former Secretary of Commerce William McCoshen. John also previously served as a staff assistant to the Capitol Consultants lobbying firm. While at Capitol Consultants, John assisted a number of Fortune 500 companies and utilities on legislative and regulatory matters. John also worked on a daily basis with legislators and legislative staff in drafting and promoting legislative initiatives on behalf of clients. John still maintains a lobbying license in the State of Wisconsin. He is currently a Board member for Angel on My Shoulder, and the Northwest Passage Foundation. He previously served as the Public Affairs Chairman for the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce. John is also the founding chair for the Wisconsin State Fair Park Youth Foundation and a former director for the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Board.

Jodi Deschane Bartlette (1995)

Jodi Hebert (1995)

Brian Vosberg (1995)

Stephanie Foust Traun (1996) is currently the Deputy Clerk in Fountain City, WI.

Heidi Holste Ruona (1996)

Jack Jablonski (1996)

Christopher Simonson (1996)

Ryan Braaten (1997)

Jeremy Busch (1997)

Kelly (Frederick) Hetrick (1997) is a legal assistant for Hammarback, Murray & Jacobson, S.C. in River Falls, WI.

Peter Hultgren (1997)

Chad Jeske (1997)

Michael Mistele (1997)

Christopher Patton (1997)

Julie Zaloudek (1997)

Nathan Brown (1998)

Kevin Johnson (1998)

Robert Kane (1998)

Matthew Logterman (1998)

Erin (Graham) Nierenhausen (1998) announces the arrival of her daughter Shawn Kathryn. Shawn is welcomed by her father Wayne, and her big brother Joshua. Erin is employed as Training & Development Facilitator at Nestlé Nutrition in Eau Claire, WI. Her family resides in Menomonie.

Angela Robinson Moe Anderson (1998)

Kelly Welsh (1998)

Toby Begnaud (1999)

Allen Brabender (1999)

Jason Childress (1999)

Matthew Collins (1999)

Daniel Fisher (1999)

Allison Kier Forman (1999)

Megan Koeppen Popenhagen (1999)

Matthew Kondracsek (1999)

Danette Kruschke Neumann (1999)

Patricia Ostberg Speiker (1999) is the Producer/Writer in House Public Information Services for the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Jamie Post (1999)

Paul Rammer (1999) works for the State of Minnesota in the Department of Corrections in an agency called MINNCOR Industries in the sales department. Since August 24, 2002, he has been married to another UWRF graduate, Jodi Johnson (2001) who is the Director of Social Services and Admissions Coordinator for Cerenity Care Center in St. Paul. Paul and Jodi have two children: a son named Garin Rammer (born July 20, 2003) and a daughter named Anneliese Rammer (born November 29, 2006), and they reside in Cottage Grove, MN.

Peter Reese (1999) is a technical support engineer for Adobe Systems.

Jarrett Smeby (1999)

Grant Staszak (1999) is a marketing associate for Results Broadcasting in Shawano, WI. He is also the Village President for the Village of Bonduel and a County Supervisor for Shawano County.

James Youn (1999)


  • John Behling
  • Jason Childress 1999 POLS graduate
  • Allison (Forman) Kier
  • Allen Brabender 1999 POLS graduate

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