Changes to the LCAA Board
Alumni Association - posted on 8/20/2008
At the August meeting of the Lakeland College Alumni Association Board of Directors, four new members were welcomed onto the board: Rev. Rebecca Johnston `85, pastor at St. John's UCC in rural Elkhart Lake; Kimberly Oreck `07, Development Director at Camp Anokijig; and Chris Tourtellott `07, employed at Best Buy in Kohler, who goes from being the Day Program Class Rep to a full board member. The two new class reps for the 08-09 year are: for the Day Program, Michael Muhs `08 and for the Kellett School, Dawn Dohr `08, who works for Sargento Foods. The board is very pleased to welcome these individuals to the board.
Michael Muhs offered this reflection on the occasion of his joining the Alumni Association board: "It is an honor to be part of such a dynamic and productive organization. Being an LCAA board member represents a fantastic opportunity for me to give back to my alma mater and maintain an active relationship with the amazing community that is Lakeland College." Dawn Dohr concurred with Muhs' sentiments, stating, "I feel fortunate for this opportunity to continue my relationship with Lakeland College and can only hope that my involvement will somehow serve to make a positive impact on the school and all those involved in its academic success."
New board member, Kimberly Oreck writes: "Lakeland was my home away from home. To be a part of helping keep the Alumni connected to our school is a blessing to me. Being on the Alumni board will keep me connected to a school that I will cherish forever and give me a chance to see people that are close to my heart." Christ Tourtellott also expressed his desire to give back: "I joined the board to give back to Lakeland; for how much Lakeland gave to me!"
Also at the August meeting, four individuals went off the board. Outgoing board members—each having served one three-year term—are: C.E. "Kip" Bedore `77, Dennis Clark `01 MBA `03, Jeff Meixelsperger `86 MBA `05. The Kellett School Class Rep leaving the board is Camille Stamas `07. The college is grateful to all four individuals for having given their time and talents through board service.
C.E. "Kip" Bedore of Chicago, IL, is the program director for WLS Radio in Chicago. For Kip, the best thing about serving on the LCAA Board has been "reconnecting, witnessing and hopefully helping contribute in some small way to all the great things propelling Lakeland into the 21st Century." Kip recently served the college as the MC for the Movers & Shakers Gala and he serves as the chair of the Lakeland's Sesquicentennial Committee, celebrating 150 years in 2012.
Dennis Clark of Oconto, WI, is the Business Credit Manager at Schreiber Foods, Inc. Dennis is involved in a number of other service roles including Chairman, Finance Council Holy Trinity, Oconto, WI; Exploratory Committee Member, Oconto County tri-parish; Supervisor, Town of Pensaukee; and a former co-captain and current volunteer for Rebuilding Together (Schreiber House). For Dennis, the best thing about serving on the LCAA Board was the people and the sense of belonging.
Jeff Meixelsperger of Green Bay, WI, recently sold a successful business in Madison and is starting a timber frame building construction business in Green Bay. In 2007 he received the Good Samaritan of the Year Award from the Southern Wisconsin Lutheran Social Services organization, for work done with his recently sold business. He has been a volunteer for the American Heart Association, the Dane County Paint-A-Thon, and St. Mary's Hospital, Autism Society. He joined the LCAA board in 2005 in order to give back to the college.
Camille Stamas of Wauwatosa, WI, is a Senior Trust Accountant at Godfrey & Kahn where she is celebrating her 17th year of employment. Camille is not serving on any other boards at this time.
Board president, Dave Aldag `83, comments, "While we always regret seeing great members leave our board, we know the importance of getting new ideas and perspectives to help us support the mission of the Alumni Association. Dennis, Jeff, and Camille have served us well in the past and we look forward to the future contributions of Rebecca, Chris, Kim, Michael, and Dawn. While Kip is leaving the Board, we know that it is only due to his ongoing commitment to the college and his involvement in the upcoming sesquicentennial celebration. We appreciate the efforts of the members leaving us, and we hope to stay connected with them through future events and activities."
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