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We had a blast honoring our new Class of ’72 Golden Toppers and all of our alumni during Reunion weekend! It was fun seeing pals, reminiscing about the past, and walking the halls of Marshall again with friends. Cheers to memories old and new!




We love seeing Hilltoppers stay connected and get together throughout the year! Have you gathered with fellow alumni recently? Did you adventure to a game for one of our athletic teams? We would love for you to share your photos with us for the next issue of The Hilltopper magazine. Email your photos (including alumni names) to

News & Notes


Neil Hulmer ’72 writes, “I have been retired for over three years, am president of our local little league, and live in Ashland, Wisconsin. I built a lake home up at Fish Lake, north of the Duluth Airport, and have four sons ages 39, 36, 31, and 28.”

Michael Coughlin ’77 writes, “We are proud to announce our daughter Patricia and her husband Christopher are having a baby in September. It’s our first. Can’t wait.”

Kevin Michelizzi ’79 writes, “I went to visit Russia and arrived the same day Covid lockdowns were introduced and the airport was closed. I loved it so much I decided not to leave! Been living here with my wife and dog, building a new house within a short walk to the Black Sea beach, and working for Sony Interactive Entertainment. Everything you’ve heard about Russians is not true. Instead, we should remember to love one another as we love ourselves. The world would be a better place.”


Katie Mosack ’90 writes, “Our family of five recently relocated to Portland, Oregon from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and are enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.”


Rachel (Carroll) Herzl-Betz ’08 writes, “I recently became an Assistant English Professor and the Writing Center Director at Nevada State College. A collaborative article about linguistic diversity was recently published in Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, and a solo article on accessibility is forthcoming from Composition Forum.”


Corey Stephan ’11 writes, “This May, I graduated with a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the Department of Theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I have accepted a full-time appointment as Assistant Professor of Theology and Fellow of the Core in the Division of Liberal Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, which I will begin this fall. My wife, two children, and I are excited to move from Wisconsin to Texas to start our new adventure.”

In Memoriam

Madeline Roufs ’39William Rudie ’45
Mary Jane Lewis ’46
Alyce (Wille) Flaherty ’47
LaVeryn McKeever ’47
Lucille Rich ’48
Jean Robinson ’48
Patricia (Caldwell) Breiland ’49
Jerry Gleeson ’49
Kenneth Johnson ’49
Raymond Katzmarek ’50
Elwood Youngberg ’50
Geraldine (Renier) Ogren ’51
Tom Grandmaison ’54
Cornelius Loiselle Jr. ’55
Donald McDonald ’55
William Nisius ’56
Sharon Shykes ’56
Judith (Dungan) Crase ’57
Michael LaPanta ’58
Kenneth Graves ’59
Karl Norman ’61
Joseph Wisocki III ’61
Thomas Ramsey ’62
Frank Jeanetta ’65
Paul Muhvic ’65
Karleen Luoma ’67
Romayne Thomson ’67
Julie Jappe ’69
Terrie Wright ’70
Mary Miller Murray ’75
Caroline Wefelmeyer Martin ’78
Lorraine L’Abbe ’80
Michael McDonnell ’80 
Susan (Gollinger) Elstad ’83
Mary Sarvela Amrhein ’88

Gary Lyons - Former Board Member
Elisabeth Tyler Congdon Mason - Former Board Member and Generous Supporter of Marshall



With more than 5,000 alumni scattered around the world, it’s hard to keep track of the incredible things everyone is up to. We’re always looking for stories and updates of alumni to celebrate, and we need your help! You can call or email the Alumni Office with ideas for Hilltopper profiles, or visit our website at to submit an update.

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