Linda (Larson) Roth, Mankato, received the 2012 Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented, Friend of the Gifted Award. Linda recently retired as the gifted specialist for St. Peter Public Schools in St. Peter and half-time teacher on special assignment for Minnesota State University- Mankato.
Valerie (Chelgren) Rogosheske, St. Cloud, was recognized by The Boston Athletic Association during a series of pre-marathon events and media appearances for the Boston Marathon’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Rogosheske finished the Boston Marathon in 1972, the first year women were officially allowed to compete in the race.
Bernadyne Sykora, Sartell, was named deacon in the Women Priest Roman Catholic Church. Sykora is a part of Mary Magdalene First Apostle Roman Catholic Women Priest Community in St. Cloud.
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Catherine (Cooksey) Nault, Nisswa, retired as principal after 26 years at the Riverside Elementary School in Brainerd. Nault also is a member of the Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center board.
Robert Trisko, Waite Park, won the Jewelry Award at an art fair in New Buffalo, Mich.
Charles Bush, Waverly, retired after 41 years of teaching English at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School. • Dean Urdahl, Grove City, spoke about his latest novel, “Uprising” about the Dakota War of 1862 in the Minnesota River Valley, and other books he has written at the Redwood Falls Public Library. Urdahl’s other novels include “Pursuit” and “Retribution.”
Maria (Maccario) King, Andover, wrote “Promises to Keep,” a book detailing the origin of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Cedar Creek in Oak Grove. The church is celebrating its sesquicentennial
this year. King is a former teacher and Anoka County Historical Society worker.
Skipper Pearson, St. Cloud, retired after 21 years as a district court judge for Stearns County.
William Knese, Watertown, S.D., is Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) chairman-elect and will become chair in 2013. As chairman-elect, he is a member of the governance committee and will chair IMA’s planning and development committee. Knese is vice president, finance and administration and chief financial officer of Angus Industries, Inc., in Watertown, S.D.
Sandra Johnson, Mason, Ohio, published “Paul Hindemath’s Philosophy and the Role of the Four Temperaments” in the College Music Symposium 51 Journal. Johnson is a visiting professor at Miami University of Ohio, Hamilton Regional Campus, where she teaches music history.
Mark Sniezek, St. Cloud, is an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2012.
Paula (Imholte) Erdmann, Clear Lake, is chairwoman of the St. Cloud Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors.
Victor Spadaccini, Grand Rapids, sold S.P.I.K.E. Performance Camps, the volleyball camps he founded in 2006, and retired. • John Stumpf, San Francisco, Calif., was profiled by Stock Market Digital as one of the distinguished CEOs of an American multinational diversified financial services company. Stumpf is the chairman and CEO for Wells Fargo.
Susan (Ramacher) Durant, St. Cloud, is administrative support at Independent Lifestyles in St. Cloud. Durant has been with Independent Lifestyles for four years.
Daniel Vogt, Brainerd, retired after 23 years as Brainerd’s city administrator. Vogt previously worked in Rogers and Shorewood.
Terrence Brandt, Plymouth, is executive vice president and director of the Lockton Alliance for Ministry Protection practice in San Francisco, Lockton’s non-profit and religious organization practice.
Mary Flekke, Lakeland, Fla., published a bibliography, “Telling Our Stories: Oral and Family History” through Heritage Books. Flekke is retired.