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Jared Taylor (2010) Jared Taylor has recently accepted the first-ever Florida-based Director of Development role with the Southern Illinois University Foundation. Jared, his wife, toddler son Jax & newborn son Auggie will relocate to central Florida and are excited about building their lives in the Sunshine state.

POSTED 02/28/2020

Hassan Fall (2014) is now Director of Finance at Rented.com.

POSTED 11/12/2019

Kurtis Malecha (2013) Kurtis Malecha recently obtained his Ph.D from the University of California, Irvine in Atmospheric Chemistry and has begun work as an Air Pollution Chemist for the County of San Diego Air Pollution Control District.

POSTED 11/12/2019

Hassan Fall (2014) is now working for Rented.com as a Director of Finance.

POSTED 11/12/2019

Hassan Fall (2014) is now working for Rented.com as their Director of Finance.

POSTED 11/12/2019

Lani Petrulo (2012) Graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Ore.

POSTED 11/12/2019

Justin Sullivan (2013) Graduated from the Sport Management program where I received the Sports Management Leadership Award. While in Mankato, I worked with the Minnesota Vikings for their Training Camp. After graduating, I moved to Seattle Washington to join the WNBA's Seattle Storm organization. I then accepted a position with 3 Point Productions producing live sporting events around the world including but not limited to (2) WNBA teams, a professional Rugby team, Pac-12 events in the US and China, NBA events in the US, Mexico, China, and Africa, along with other events with clients like Under Armor, Turner Sports, AEG, and more! Thanks to the Sport Management program for setting me on the path to success!

POSTED 11/08/2019

Jared Taylor (2010) Jared Taylor '10 was recently promoted to the role of Major Gift Officer at Elmhurst College. After graduation, Jared returned to Illinois and started working in the non-profit sector. He has worked as a District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, as a Development Coordinator for Corporate Relations for Lewis University, as well as Development Officer for Elmhurst College. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Lewis University in 2016. Jared lives in Romeoville, Illinois (25 miles southwest of Chicago) with his wife, Mairead, and his toddler son, Jax.

POSTED 11/08/2019

Michelle (Burke) Jacobson (2014) Michelle is in her second year of teaching at Yargo Elementary School in Winder, GA. Michelle and her college sweetheart Tim were married in August of 2016 in Mankato.

POSTED 05/16/2017

Alexandria Oldenburg (2016) I am excited to announce the opening of my new business, MESSY Dog Training! We are enrolling for classes now. We focus on providing scientific, humane, methods of dog training to pets and their owners. Please visit www.messydogkato.com for more information!

POSTED 01/19/2017

Tony Pasquale (2014) is now working for the City of Rochester as a 911 dispatcher.

POSTED 01/19/2017

cris ombui (2012) Enjoying the Florida sunshine while pursuing his Masters of Science degree in Nurse Anesthesia practice

POSTED 06/03/2016

Cole Kukowski (2013) Just had one-year anniversary as the Director of Marketing and Advertising at Aberdeen Chrysler. Also engaged to Megan Jordre - wedding is set for Sept. 3, 2016.

POSTED 06/01/2016

Caitlyn Cardetti (2013) was accepted to the Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology Master's program at Stony Brook University in New York where she will further her education to continue pursuing biomedical research.

POSTED 06/01/2016

Kelli Krause (2013) was hired as the Director of Development for Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.Dak. Krause also recently got engaged to Dylan Fritz. The couple plans to be wed in 2017.

POSTED 03/17/2016

Suneel Parvathareddy (2010) Graduated from Minnesota State Mankato with MS Community Health in 2010, taught at SGU school of Medicine in Grenada till 2012, moved to Glencove, NY to do Residency at NSLIJ Family Medicine till 2015, currently working as a Hospitalist at Unitypoint Trinity at Muscatine, IA

POSTED 01/12/2016

Peter DiGiorgio (2013) Peter is currently an adjunct instructor of oral communication and presentation skills at Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, Florida.

POSTED 12/04/2015

Kara (Castle) Sorensen (2010) Kara Castle (’10) married Dan Sorensen (’07) on Oct. 26,2013, in Rochester MN. As graduates from the College of Business, they have successfully found a niche for renting commercial and residential properties in addition to their full-time employment. Together with Dan's brother (class of 2011) and Dan's father they have also started an agricultural honey bee farm in Steele County, MN.

POSTED 05/05/2014

Courtney (Schmidt) Kramlinger (2011) Courtney Schmidt was married on June 23, 2012 to William Kramlinger in Mankato, MN.

POSTED 07/03/2012

Caroline Wood (2010) Mankato, MN, has founded Inspired Aging, LLC a professional aging service consulting firm for businesses and individuals. She seeks to bring holistic approaches to enhance the lives of older adults in their homes and communities. Opens May 2012.

POSTED 04/20/2012

Megan Gabel (2011) Megan Gabel was married on April 14th, 2012 to Anthony Freeman in Columbia Heights, MN.

POSTED 04/16/2012