Alumni in the News


John '02 and Jennifer Hogan

Focused on complementing each other’s strengths and weaknesses and giving back to the community, John Hogan and Jennifer Dooley-Hogan are the driving force behind Kenosha’s top marketing team.

“Work and marriage share many similarities: A need for compromise; the ability to recognize your own weaknesses and the strengths of your counterpart(s); and, most importantly, to take joy in the journey and cherish the successes you have together,” said John Hogan, Director of Digital Media at Dooley & Associates.

“I’m not sure it is for everyone, but I can tell you that my life is made all the more rewarding having my wife as my closest colleague.”

The couple has co-sponsored the Kenosha Literacy Council Spelling Bee for the past six years.

“I’d say giving back is something we’re very committed to together,” Dooley-Hogan said. “We want to leave our corner of the world better than we found it for our employees to the community we call home.”

The Dooley & Associates crew is actively involved with numerous local organizations including Kenosha Area Business Alliance, Downtown Kenosha Inc., Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, God’s Kitchen, Kenosha Literacy Council, St. Joseph Catholic Academy and many special events.


COMMON GROUNDS owned by Bobbi Niles Duczak '67

 COMMON GROUNDS owned by Bobbi Niles Duczak '67




Congrats to Abby Ford '12 Conway on her new position as Director of Learning for the Center of Leadership Excellence in Indianapolis. 👏👏


   Sam Kuffel '11 recalls an SJHS basketball practice in her freshman year when the team needed to seek shelter for an approaching tornado as the beginning of her budding meteorology career.   Read the full article from 



Congrats to Tara Panasewicz '93.  She is the daughter of Janice Gelsone Panasewicz '68.


Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha names new chief executive | Local News |


Jim Hanson '69, Tim Conway '69, Greg Swartz '69, Bob Martin '69, Gilbert Llanas '69




Toby Thomas '80

Toby is cofounder of SoFresh a company that makes organic vapor-enabled packaging material to extend the shelf life of fresh foods like bread, fruits, and cheeses. This means more meals, less hunger, and an innovative way to mitigate food spoilage across the globe. It’s a big asset for consumers and suppliers, and it’s the reason SoFresh is one of #GrowNY’s $500K awardees. Find out more about the company and its win



 Anne Glerum Benson '77 owner of Oliver's Bakery 

Anne Glerum Benson '77 owner of Oliver's Bakery in Kenosha










Congrats to Peter Richards '73 for his recognition as a '20 Service to the Field of Dance Honoree


The Bessies Celebrated Artists and Arts Workers at the 36th Annual New York Dance and Performance Awards in a Virtual Ceremony

Published on December 15, 2020
Heather Robles/Lucy Sexton by AK47 Division

The 36th Annual NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, reconceived this year to honor all of the 2019/20 nominated artists, took place tonight as a virtual ceremony. In acknowledgement of the artists who were unable to present their work this past season due to the pandemic, The Bessies decided to forego giving individual awards this year. The Bessies recognized three Lifetime Achievement in Dance and four Service to the Field of Dance honorees. A special citation was also presented at the virtual event.

Dance world luminaries Masazumi Chaya, Bill Irwin, Virginia Johnson, Ralph Lemon, Bebe Miller, Bebe Neuwirth, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar welcomed artists and supporters of the New York dance community who had gathered to celebrate the honorees.

The 2020 Lifetime Achievement in Dance Honorees are Arthur Avilés and Charles Rice-GonzálezLouis Johnson, and Mary Overlie. The Service to the Field of Dance Honorees are Harkness Center for Dance InjuriesIshmael Houston-JonesShannon Hummel, and Peter Richards. The special citation was presented to Jacqulyn Buglisi for Table of Silence.

The Bessies Celebrated Artists and Arts Workers at the 36th Annual New York Dance and Performance Awards in a Virtual Ceremony | The Dance Enthusiast (


Congratulations to Jose Garcia '03



Dawn Becker Bella '79 owner of Dawn's Style in Kenosha

Supporting & shopping local at Dawn’s Style is one of the many ways that you can give back to the community.

In today's climate, small businesses need you more than ever,  In this series of Q&A’s we get to know some of the local business owners and what their businesses have to offer.

Dawn Bella, Dawn’s Style, 633 58th Street

Q.How did you get the idea or concept for the business?
A. After working in hair salons for over 40 years, and renting chairs inside salons in Downtown Kenosha for 10 years it was only natural that I try my own place. I never wanted to be a boss. So, instead of other stylists, I decided to use the rest of my space for retail.

Q. What products and services do you offer?
A. I cut, style, color, perm, and facial wax behind the chair. The hair products I retail are Moroccanoil, Paul Mitchell, 1821. Other retail is Lampe Berger, PEEPERS, jewelry, scarves, sweaters, and ever-changing boutique items.

Q. What do you love about Downtown Kenosha?
A. I am a Kenosha girl!  Have always lived here and my mom and dad have operated local businesses here all my life. I never wanted to move from Kenosha. I ride my bike to work spring-fall. I eat, drink, and shop downtown Kenosha. It’s easy, friendly, and affordable. We have a small-town feeling in a medium-size city.

Q. How would you describe your business to potential customers?
A. Three-quarters boutique, with one-quarter of the space for personal hairstyling by me

Q. What do you offer that stands out from other shops?
A. Personal attention. It is ME. I do everything involved in the salon experience. I sell Lampe Berger. I am the only one in the area and I carry many fragrances and new merchandise that Lampe Berger offers – stop in and see our new, fresh fragrances!


Congratulations to Glenn Woroch '70