Fall 2009: Alumni profiles

Ave Bie ’79

Ave Bie ’79 has had an eventful year so far. In January the attorney was named managing partner of the Madison office of the national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP. Bie, who joined the firm in 2005, focuses her practice on public utilities and corporate practice groups, advising on state and federal issues  > Full story.

Anna Nummelin ’06

Anna Nummelin ’06 and her husband, Tim Buchholz, are currently part of a four-person team ranked third in the nation in adventure racing by Checkpoint Tracker, one of two U.S. organizations that rank teams on a national level. Their team, Shake-a-Leg Miami, is sponsored by a nonprofit organization of the same name that helps people  > Full story.

Peter Mikulecky ’99

Peter Mikulecky ’99 was just promoted from head of the science department to assistant director at Fusion Learning Center, a private academy for grades six through 12 and tutoring/mentoring program that serves California’s San Diego area. Fusion’s full-time academy is geared for students with previous learning and/or behavioral issues but also caters to students with  > Full story.

Mark Stewart ’83

Mark Stewart ’83 has participated in Southwest Airlines’ award-winning Adopt-a-Pilot educational mentorship program for three years. This year he was adopted by Carrie Liebel’s fifth-grade class at Laurene Edmondson Elementary School in Loveland, Colo., where he lives. When he met the students in February, Stewart listened to their dreams for the future and encouraged them  > Full story.