Class Notes

Class Notes

The Class Notes section is dedicated for alumni to share information about their accomplishments and milestones. Class Notes are a way for alumni to spread the word about a promotion, award/honor received, career move, wedding, birth announcement, etc. All Class Notes are posted online and are considered for publication use in all alumni relations publications. Click here to submit a class note!

Tracy recently stepped into the role of President of the Miss Omaha Organization - a local 501(c)(3) non-profit preliminary to the Miss America Organization. She has been involved with this since 1992 in several capacities. The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s largest providers of...
Four Emporia State alumni have proven that even in a year of uncommon changes and challenges, some things never change: The successes of ESU graduates in unusually diverse fields. Although the Distinguished Alumni for 2020 represent wide-ranging interests, from libraries to aerospace, all share a...
Monty McClean, '73, continues to keep busy in his retirement. He works at his church as a receptionist and at the AARP Information Center.
Gail recently entered phased retirement from Pacific Lutheran University after 25 years as a librarian at Mortvedt Library. She will be working a greatly reduced schedule until May 2020.
'70
Rudy retired after 35 years in education as a secondary principal in the St. Paul Public Schools in St. Paul, MN. After graduating from Midland, Rudy was drafted and served in Vietnam as Naval Officer and retired as a Navy Captain (2006). He attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN (...
In July 2017, Ruth retired as a pastor in the ELCA, most recently serving at St. John's Lutheran Church in Schuyler, NE for 11 years. She served also in the community, including a task force that comes to fruition this fall in the build of a home through the Schuyler Extension of Columbus (NE)...
Walter retired from Trinity Lutheran Seminary on December 31, 2016. The latest issue of the journal Currents in Theology and Mission [Vol. 46, No 2 (2019) contains Festschrift articles dedicated to him. The link is http://www.currentsjournal.org/index.php/currents/index .
Larry L. Sydow '66 has written a science fiction series. The Parallel Missions series reveals that violence begets violence and peace begets peace. Through a series of worldwide adventures, two couples from parallel universes share experiences beneficial to both worlds. As they travel across the...
'63
Bill Nelsen and Darrell Jodock, professor at Gustavus Adolophus College, have been working over the past two years on a book concerning the growing diversity in America and how communities and congregations can come together in love of neighbor and embrace diversity and not fear it. The book,...
'63
Bill Nelsen, class of '63, was recently selected by AARP Minnesota as one of its "50 Over 50" honorees for 2020. He was recognized as one of top 50 most accomplished and inspirational Minnesotans, noted for "courageous, compassionate, and selfless acts of service by Minnesotans over the age of 50...

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