Emily Jordening Brandt
Omaha, Emily is a graduate studies admission specialist/assessment specialist at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Brian L. Hoogheem
and his wife, Jennie, welcomed their daughter, Isabelle Grace on July 1. Isabelle joins older brother, Elijah.
Craig E. Wiles
Papillion, Craig is the recipient of the 2020 Alice Buffet Outstanding Teaching Award presented by Omaha Public Schools. The award, handed out each year since 1988, goes to OPS nominees with at least two years of teaching experience. The award is named for an aunt of Omaha investor Warren Buffett who taught high school home economics in OPS for more than 35 years. Awardees are nominated by colleagues, students and parents. Wiles is a 5th grade teacher at Crestridge Elementary and has taught for Omaha public schools for 20 years.
Amy E. Sherwood
Amy E. Sherwood ’07, Seattle, Wash., is an Associate Program Officer – Impact & Evaluation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Steve and Christina Voigt Welch
Steve ’08 and Christina Voigt Welch ’07, Lincoln, welcomed their daughter, Karrin Cecily Welch on December 17, 2019.
Ellie J. Windle
Ellie J. Windle ’07, New York, N.Y., and Will Heins welcomed a daughter, Lina JoAnn Windle Heins on June 26, 2019.
Jessica A. Votipka
Jessica A. Votipka ’07, York, is the Features Editor at the York News Times. Jessica’s personal column received third place at the 2019 Nebraska Press Association’s Better Newspaper Competition. The Great Plains Associated Press also recently recognized Jessica Votipka with a third place features article award. The Great Plains Region is comprised of Associated Press member papers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska, and divided into three judging divisions by circulation. The York News Times as a whole was also named overall General Excellence among all Division 1 papers.
Daniel S. Bartels
Daniel S. Bartels ’07, Milford, holds the position of junior high football coach and elementary staff member at Milford Public Schools.
Angie D. Burns
Angie D. Burns ’07E, Omaha, has been appointed as principal at Chandler View Elementary with Omaha Public Schools.
Todd A. Ehrke
Todd A. Ehrke ’07, Hickman, was the recipient of the Exceptional Service Award at the 2019 Doane Homecoming Alumni Banquet. With a spirit of exceptional service, Todd co-leads the Inter-Greek Alumni Association and has worked for the betterment of the entire Doane Greek system.