STOUT OUTLOOK SUMMER 2006
Creating one-of-a-kind textiles
When it comes to custom printing on fabric, almost anything is possible for Exclusive Digital Printed Textiles (EDP Textiles), the company founded by Willetta DeYoung M.S. ’97.
Located in Minneapolis, EDP Textiles’ clients include interior decorators, fashion designers and individuals who want a creative idea printed on fabric.
Kim Mathews Lewandowski ’99, Athens, is a second and third grade teacher at St. Anthony School. She was listed in “Who’s Who of American Teachers” in the 2005 publication.
Kendra Ryan ’99 is a housing resource center program assistant for the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corp., Minneapolis.
Lee Kerfoot ’00 manages Gunflint Lodge, Grand Marais, Minn.
Kelli Mangan Scott ’00, Minneapolis, is serving in Iraq as a first lieutenant with the Minnesota National Guard.
Cecily Marx ’01 is a Web site assistant for Casualty Actuarial Society, Arlington, Va.
Angela Starke ’01 teaches technology education at Denmark Middle School, Denmark.
Nicholas Czaplewski ’02, Winona, Minn., is an account executive with La Crosse Graphics.
DeYoung’s purchase of technologically sophisticated printing equipment gives her the capability to satisfy almost any request for a design on a wide array of textiles. The $400,000 printer functions like an inkjet printer, but uses dye instead of ink. It is 8 feet by 10 feet and can print on fabrics up to 70 inches wide.
As her business continues to grow, DeYoung acknowledges the role UW-Stout played in helping her reach her business objective.
“I’m very excited about my new venture and I know my M.S. degree from UW-Stout was an essential step toward my goal of starting a fashion and textile business.”
Jacob ’02 and Lindsey Moeller Fleming ’02 reside in Rosemount, Minn. Jacob is a sales representative for College City Beverage, Northfield, Minn.; Lindsey is a store planning supervisor for Northern Tool and Equipment, Burnsville, Minn.
Mark Holtan ’02 is a product engineer with Nautilus Inc., Louisville, Colo.
Rachel Bachmann Schmidt BS ’02, MS ’04 Young America, Minn., is a school counselor for McLeod West Public Schools.
William Steinke ’02, Independence, is a technology education teacher at Arcadia High School.
Gina Baumann ’03 is head technical designer/director of quality for Carry Gear Solutions, Seattle, Wash. The company designed functional and fashionable bags as part of the Michael Jordan collection. Jordan was on Oprah in October 2005 doing a fashion show for his
ABOVE, TOP Five women from the Class of 1958 who, as sophomores, lived together at the McKenna House on Wilson Avenue, reconnected in Wausau last summer for the first time in 50 years. They enjoyed the reunion so much they agreed to get together again this summer in Minnesota.
Left to right: Betty Havlik, Kay Hawkins, Jermaine Folkman Gatsby, Jean Achenbach, Shirley Johnson Shaft
new line in which the bags were featured. A bag was designed specially for Oprah, and then another bag was made just for each of the audience members. Baumann was previously employed at Oshkosh B’Gosh.
Peter ’03 and Katie Larson Schelitzche ’03 reside in Brooklyn. Peter is a loan officer for Guaranty Mortgage and Katie is a kindergarten teacher.
Walter “Tio” Zagroba BS ’03, BS ’04, Sheboygan, is the dining manager at Kohler Co.
Lindsay Born ’04, Ripon, is a product technician for Oshkosh B’Gosh.
ABOVE, BOTTOM Alumni meet at the Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (WAFCS) Conference in Stevens Point.
(Seated in front, left to right:) Charmaine Rimple ’78, Jennie Paulsen, Diane Klemme. (Back row left to right:) Carolyn Fortney Barnhart ’74, Angela Hansen ’05, Barbara Halpin George ’73, Kathy Powers ’70, Beverly Braun ’73, Donna Klink Dinco BS ’70, MS ’72, Peggy Voss, unidentified, Mary Johnson Koch ’74
Maren Christensen ’04 is a desktop publishing designer for Bader Rutter & Associates Inc., Brookfield.
Mike Conlon ’04, Burnsville, Minn., is a financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Michael Dexheimer ’04, Chicago, teaches first grade at Coles Elementary School on the south side of Chicago.
David Hay ’04, New Berlin, is a marketing teacher and dean of students at Kettle Moraine High School.