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Alumni Notes | Spring 2013

(Towns and cities listed on these pages are in Nebraska unless noted or generally understood. Efforts are made to keep our news current.)



Sally (Schwede) Shively submitted this photo taken at WSC’s December commencement ceremony. Left to right: Brett ’12, Sally ’79, Drew ’11 and Bruce ’78, in background. Sally and Bruce are employed by Norfolk Public Schools. She is a substitute teacher/tutor and he is a history teacher and head girls basketball coach for Norfolk Sr. High. Brett and Drew reside in Lincoln. Brett works for NELnet as an advisor in customer relations and Drew is an underwriter for Allied Insurance and a volunteer basketball coach at Lincoln Southwest.



Paul Pearson, Logan, Iowa, was honored as a 2013 President’s Circle award winner for sales excellence at QIAGEN, Inc. QIAGEN, based in Helden, Germany, is a leading global provider of sample and assay technologies for accessing biological sample content. Paul was the top-ranked representative in the North America Life Sciences sales organization in 2012. He covers academic, government, and pharma/biotech accounts in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. Awardees were honored at a dinner in Maryland and Paul along with his wife, Heather, will join the President’s Circle award trip to Miami.



Renee (Novak) Loper and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of son, Matthew Michael, on May 15, 2012. He is welcomed to their Omaha home by sisters Lauren (4) and Brooke (3). Renee is employed as a teacher with the Omaha Public Schools.



Traci (Vogel) Jensen was promoted to senior vice president at Pioneer Bank, Sioux City, Iowa. She has been a member of the bank’s management team for seven years. She currently leads the financial division of the bank, directs the asset/liability and pricing committees, and oversees system operations/information technology. She and her husband, Shawn ’92, reside in South Sioux City with their three children.



Ruth (Aschoff) Bloedorn and her husband, Dillon, announce the birth of daughter, Annamae Grace, on Aug. 3. They reside in Wisner. Ruth works as a Blessings Unlimited consultant while staying at home with their daughter.



Renate (Waibel) Keener and her husband, Charles, reside in Centreville, Va., along with their sons, Zachary (born April 17) and Benjamin (2).







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