Where are they now?
Following is a sampling of alumni, used by permission, who majored in English at Cornell.
Duane Carlson ’55 retired as vice president, communications, from Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Chicago, where he managed a staff and a full range of communications activities in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City.
Peggy Bohstedt Kahr ’58 is a real estate agent for Re/Max at Tellico Village in Loudon, Tenn.
John Parod ’58 is a retired physician who specialized in family practice and geriatrics in Minneapolis.
John Williams ’58 is an English professor emeritus from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif.
Judy Hesler Jorgensen ’60 is retired dean of academic support from Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, Wis. She is a Cornell trustee.
Bill Aossey Jr. ’63 is president, export sales and development, for Midamar Corp. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Carole Baskerville Carson ’63 is the author of From Fat to Fit: Turn Yourself into a Weapon of Mass Reduction, and general manager of Hound Press, a division of Baskerville Enterprises LLC, Nevada City, Calif.
Kathy Bohstedt Harrison ’63 retired from teaching high school English at Little Axe High School, Norman, Okla., and now works for NCS Pearson, Inc., in the educational measurement division as a grader of writing tests. She also volunteers as an ESL and literacy tutor.
Susan Schwab Donovan ’66 retired from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y, as coordinator of academic support and special programs.
Linda Webb Koehn ’66, West Des Moines, Iowa, is a community volunteer.
Edith Baker Lauerman ’66 is an associate professor of rhetoric and composition at Bradley University, Peoria, Ill.
Margery Cutsinger Pabst ’66 is a speaker, author, and consultant who founded MLP Enterprises in St. Paul, Minn., and will publish her fourth book in January, Enrich Your Caregiving Journey.
Ingrid Wendt Salisbury ’66 is an award-winning poet, author, and lecturer in Eugene, Ore.
Dallas E. Ferguson ’68 is an attorney and partner at Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson LLP, in Tulsa, Okla.
Aleta Grillos Trauger ’68 is a U.S. district court judge in Nashville, Tenn.
Michael Russell ’70, Alexandria, Va., is a logistics management specialist with the United States Army Material Command.
Martha Moody Glassmeyer ’72 is a retired attorney and investment banker in Vero Beach, Fla.
Lynn Beneke Hilmers ’72 teaches second grade in the Clear Creek Independent School District, League City, Texas. She claims to annoy her colleagues at least weekly with the finer points of grammar and usage acquired as a Cornell English major.
Julie Harrison Reincke ’72, Charlotte, Mich., is a district court judge in Eaton County, Mich.
Susan Bixby Sandholm ’72 is director of social services for Presbyterian Homes, Evanston, Ill.
Margaret “Peg” Sellen Dana ’73 is the associate vice president of assessment program services for ACT in Iowa City, Iowa.
Susan Shillinglaw ’73 is an English professor and scholar in residence, National Steinbeck Center, San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif.
Virginia “Ginger” Soper Smith ’73 is deputy general counsel for Zions Bancorporation, Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a Cornell trustee.
Ann Joslin ’74 is the state librarian for the Idaho Commission for Libraries in Boise, Idaho.
Martha Wherry Mathatas ’74, West Salem, Ohio, is pastor of the West Salem United Methodist Church.
Deborah Bagg ’75, Bothell, Wash., is the managing librarian for the King County Library System.
Elizabeth Evans ’75 is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and full professor in the creative writing program of the University of Arizona’s department of English.
Rebecca Klem Mills ’75, Glenview, Ill., is vice president of corporate marketing for Combined Insurance Company.
Mary Dalrymple ’76 is professor of linguistics at Oxford University, Oxford, U.K.
Allan Ruter ’76, Glenview, Ill., is an English teacher for Glenbrook High Schools of Glenview and Northbrook, Ill. He is president-elect of the Cornell Alumni Board.
Jerry Harrington ’77 is the sales and marketing public relations manager for Pioneer Hi-Bred International in Johnston, Iowa.
Gordon Hellwig ’78 is a commercial real estate lender and vice president at Shore- Bank in Chicago.
Lu Ann White ’78 is an attorney and partner at the law firm of Hanson, Bjork & Russell LLP, Des Moines, Iowa.
Quinn Turner ’81 is the medical education manager at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa.
Daniel Wilch ’81 works as a television consultant for Frank Magid Associates in New York City.
Kevin Drendel ’82 is managing partner for Drendel & Drendel, Batavia, Ill.
Melissa Wensel ’82 says her job is all about “what English majors are up to these days.” She is director of academic services in the English department of the University of Washington in Seattle.
Melissa Wood ’82 is a freelance illustrator and owner of m. wood pen, in Barington, Ill.
Denise Drendel Foster ’83 teaches in the communications arts department at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill. She presented Creative Nonfiction: The Reciprocal Relationship Between Reading and Writing at the 2008 National Council of Teachers of English.
Christine Larsen ’83, New York, is executive vice president of banking operations, technology, and services, for JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Brad Seebach ’83, La Crosse, Wis., is associate professor, neurophysiology, in the biology department of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Sheila Kruse Boyce ’85 is co-owner and vice president of Deep Stream Designs, Miami, Fla.
Elizabeth Daleske ’85 is the managing editor, custom publishing at Zagat Publishing, New York.
Andrea Herrera ’85 is president of Amazing Edibles, Chicago.
Christine Baumgarten Brune ’87, Anchorage, Alaska, telecommutes to her job as senior development editor, psychology, at Worth Publishers in New York.
Craig Engel ’87 is senior vice president and principal at Noel-Levitz, Coralville, Iowa.
Kristine A. Eule ’87 is an obstetrician/gynecologist with her own practice in Greenwood Village, Colo.
Julie Bryant ’88 is associate vice president of retention solutions at Noel-Levitz, Coralville, Iowa.
Mary Jo “MJ” Huebner ’88 is an executive consultant with Noel-Levitz, Denver, Colo.
Leslie S. Charipar ’89 is the artistic director of Theatre Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Amy Feehan Michenfelder ’90 is a writer for the Mayo Clinic Health Letter in Rochester, Minn.
Brennen Dicker ’91 works in business development for Crawford Communications, Inc. in Atlanta, Ga.
Kristi Robinson Bontrager ’92 is coordinator of public relations at the University of Iowa Libraries in Iowa City, Iowa.
Kevin Rosser ’92, The Hague, Netherlands, is an advisor in the social performance management unit of Shell International, where he contributes to developing and implementing Shell policies and standards that impact the societies and countries in which the company operates.
Charles Berg ’93, Chicago, is a cell phone designer at Motorola.
Robert Novotny ’93, Melbourne, Australia, is director of Champions International Baseball.
Christiana Roccaforte Barger ’96 is the assistant principal at Lee’s Summit High School in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and is working on her dissertation to complete a doctorate in education through the University of Kansas.
Christine Ehr Parker ’96 is a Foreign Service officer for the U.S. Department of State, stationed at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador. Her next assignment will be a move to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2009.
Rogene Pendleton Pejanovic ’97 is vice president, product management for Master- Card Worldwide, Purchase, N.Y.
David Spolum ’97 is interim director and master lecturer for the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
Michael Mulnix ’98 is assistant professor of philosophy at Salem State College, Salem, Mass.
Douglas Keester ’00 is a test engineer for Brocade Communications Systems, Superior, Colo.
Terri Sonnek LeBlanc ’00, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a project manager at RuffaloCODY, where she works with another Cornell English major—Joel Pendergrass ‘97.
Dora Ullman Wagner ’01 is an archivist and reference librarian at Northwestern College, Saint Paul, Minn.
Christine Hamilton Cole ’02 is a potter at the Windy Ridge Pottery, Mineral Point, Wis.
Katherine Sombret Opie ’02 is a senior executive recruiter with ExecuJob LLC, La Palma, Calif.
Traci Hanson Post ’02, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., is a scientific publications specialist full-time at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and selfemployed part-time as a freelance production editor.
Christopher Wolf ’02 is an admission advisor with Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University, Addison, Ill.
Christine M. Hamon ’03 is an executive team leader with Target Corp., Minneapolis.
Laura Arnold ’04, New York, is an editor for HarperCollins Children’s Books.
Anna Doherty ’05 is the hospital chaplain at Aurora Sinai Hospital, Milwaukee.
Cara Ballard ’06 is a production associate at Independent Publishers Group in Chicago.
Becky Canovan ’06, Dubuque, Iowa, is reference and instruction librarian at the University of Dubuque.
Mariel Canas ’08 is a proofreader at Pearson in Iowa City, Iowa.