Matthew Harman ’04

Matthew Harman ’04 recently obtained a new credential as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Illinois. He provides individual and family therapy at a community mental health center and at a private practice, both in the Chicagoland area. Congratulations Matthew!

Bethany (Kesselring) Wasik ’04

Bethany (Kesselring) Wasik ’04 was promoted to Assistant Editorial Director at Cornell University Press in October. In this new role, Bethany takes the lead within the acquisitions department of managing the seasonal publication lists, facilitates the annual subject area and book list reviews, and compiles and reviews data about the books. While doing so, Bethany will continue to acquire book titles in military history, the classics and archaeology, and modern European history. Congratulations Bethany!

John Curtis ’04

John Curtis ’04 and his wife, Katie Pape, recently worked to create a children’s book called, Welcome Home, Margot Flamingo. They worked alongside two other partners to create this book that according to John, “is a delightful story that teaches children about the importance of understanding and connecting with their canine companions. We aim to inspire young readers to become responsible and compassionate dog lovers through engaging illustrations and captivating storytelling.” This book is available to buy on Amazon. You can read more about their story and this book here. Congratulations John!

Meredith (White) Winkelhake ’04

Meredith (White) Winkelhake ’04 graduated from Concordia University-WI in December of 2022 with her MSN, and became a board-certified Adult/Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She now works as a GI Oncology NP in the outpatient Cancer Clinics at UW Health, where she has worked in various roles as an oncology RN since 2006. Congratulations Meredith!

Abby Reel ’04

Abby Reel ’04 recently spoke to The Pantagraph about The Barn III, which she has worked hard to restore. Reel told The Pantagraph that she’s been honored by the ability to help write the next chapter in the barn’s story. “It’s been a labor of love,” she said. Reel is set to give the May address for the Barn Keepers’ Bloomington meeting. You can read more about this incredible story here. Congratulations Abby!

Gwydhar Gebien ’04

Gwydhar Gebien ’04 has published the second book in her Enfant Terrible series. Enfant Terrible: Headliner continues the story of Damen Warner, the washed-up front man for the metalcore band OBNXS, who is determined to do whatever it takes to wrench his career out of obscurity. In an effort to claw his way back to stardom, he teams up with a well-connected but underhanded investor to produce a new album, and his life quickly spirals into a widening gyre of depravity and mayhem. But when he is unexpectedly cast in the role of a father figure to his girlfriend’s five-year-old daughter, he finds himself torn between fame and fatherhood as he continues his odyssey of self-destruction down the path of good intentions and bad behavior. The third and final book in the series, Enfant Terrible: Showstopper, will be released in June 2023.