1960s Class notes

New class notes are posted as time allows.

Larry McCaghy (BA), director of choirs at Lakeville High School, Lakeville, Minnesota, from 1965-99, was presented with the FMC Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015 by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota at their annual state conference in November. This award is presented to one member each year who has "lifetime experience providing outstanding contributions and distinguished service to choral music in Minnesota" and "significant and noteworthy accomplishments that embody the distinction and significance of the name 'F. Melius Christiansen,' founder of the St. Olaf Choir."

Theresa (Voelkel) Saltzer (BA)
retired in 2009 after 34 years of doing social work in Walworth County. In 2014, she accepted a position as a senior advocate with the Association tor the Prevention of Family Violence in Elkhorn, providing services to seniors who have been victims of abuse.

James Hilt's (BS) book "How to Have a Better Relationship with Anybody" has recently been republished by Moody Publishers into an ebook available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.

Kathryn (Kidd) Christenson (BA) has established the Christenson Lectureship at Gustavus Adophus College in St. Peter, Minn. The lectureship honors her late husband, Ronald Christenson '59 (BS), a professor of political science at the college who passed away in 1998. Kathryn has endowed the new lectureship to reflect her husband's dual specialties in teaching and scholarship. She taught courses in English and women's studies at Gustavus and was later a staff associate in development and public affairs there.


Christine Kondrasuk (BA), her husband, Ray Kondrusuk (BA), and their son, Gregory Kondrasuk '91 (BS), recently were in Morioka, Japan, where they visited with Tomoe (Oumi) Ishigaki '97 (BA). Christine reports that the visit was like a mini reunion, as Tomoe and Gregory had been friends, and Tomoe had attended the wedding of Christine and Ray's daughter, Amy (Kondrasuk) Kaiser '93 (B), in 1996 — Tomoe's first American wedding experience. Photo caption: (left to right) Ray, Tomoe, Christine and Gregory.