Five new directors named to Lakeland College Alumni Board
Alumni Association - posted on 5/16/2007
Five new directors were unanimously voted to serve on the Lakeland College Alumni Board at the board's May meeting.
New members include: Vernon Jaberg `44, Ken DeSombre `59, Paula Gaumer `73 MC `06, Chrissy Barnard `03 and Steven Podewils `06.
Jaberg `44, of Sheboygan, has had a lifelong relationship with Lakeland. Following his graduation from Mission House Theological Seminary, Vernon pursued a life in ministry. He served as a pastor in Nebraska, Iowa and locally, and he also served on a variety of boards in the church and in the community. Three of Jaberg's children also attended Lakeland. In 1990, he received the Community and Civic Service Award from the LCAA.
DeSombre `59, of Howards Grove, has served in several roles at Lakeland. In the 1960's, he worked in the alumni and development offices at Lakeland, and he has served on the church relations board in the past. DeSombre's daughter and her husband both graduated from Lakeland, and his granddaughter graduated from the graduate program this spring. As recently retired president of the village of Howards Grove, DeSombre looks forward to reconnecting with Lakeland as a member of the Alumni Board.
Gaumer `73 MC `06, of Kohler, is no stranger to Lakeland. As a recent graduate of the masters of arts in counseling program, she will be teaching a freshmen Core I class thisfall on the main campus. She is married to Rick Gaumer `74, a member of Lakeland's business faculty.
Chrissy Barnard `03, of Sheboygan, was recently promoted to process and project coordinator at Kohler Co. She was very involved with Lakeland as a student, serving as president of Peer Educators and secretary and sergeant at arms for the Phi Delta Omega sorority.
Steven Podewils `06, of Cedarburg, recently completed serving a one-year term as the Kellett School representative on the Alumni Board for the Class of 2006. He was among the students that helped develop Lakeland's award-winning Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program. His interest in the board and Lakeland has grown in the last year, and he has chosen to remain on the board in full capacity.
Two representatives from this year's graduating class, one from the main campus and one from the Kellett School of Adult Education, were also selected to serve on the board. This year's class representatives are Chris Tourtellott, of Chaska, MN, from the main campus and Camille Stamas, of Wauwatosa, from Lakeland's Milwaukee Center. The first meeting of new members will be held in August.
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