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Brookfield Academy 50th Reunion

SEPTEMBER 10 & 11, 2021
Class of 1971 with the Classes of 1972, 1973, & 1974


Founders Day Assembly & Alumni Reception
8:15 am, followed by Campus Tours

Casual Dinner Reception
5:00 pm, followed by Football Game

Kick Back & Relax
7:30 pm at Eric & Gina Peter's

“So Far Away…50 years!”

5:00 pm, Blue Mound Golf and Country Club
Dinner - Live Entertainment - Photos
We are gladly accepting donations to help defray the costs of the 50th Reunion. You will have an opportunity to make a contribution when you RSVP or contribute by choosing GIVE NOW!
Brookfield Academy       Raymond Modiz       Bill & Michelle Law       Howie & Linda Pryor 
Arch & Judy Pequet       Eric & Gina Peter       Tom & Debi Davis       Angel Lafferty       Doug & Karen Bayerlein       
Lisa Susnar       Laurie Strother       Susan Hardesty       Cynthia Griffith       Bill Jacobs       Bob & Karen Solsrud       
Doug & Betty Couillard       Ron & Nancy Honeyager       Karyl Hahn       Mary Taylor Gussick       Susan Hepler       
Jamie Meves       Carl Peter       Barb Ziesmer Hoffman       Middy Dill       Tim Fargo       Lana Susnar Marme       
Timm Amundson
“It would be so fine to see your face at my door . . . "

- Carole King

Reunion Committee Members

Howie Pryor ’71, Co-Chair

Eric Peter ’72
Michelle Waldron ’73 Law, Co-Chair 
Judy Davis ’74 Pequet

Hotel Recommendations

Renaissance West by Marriott
2300 N. Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI

Located on the North Avenue corner of Mayfair Mall, and in close proximity to Blue Mound Golf & Country Club. 10-15 minutes from BA.
Holiday Inn Express
155 Discovery Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
Fairfield Inn
135 Discovery Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
This is the very first BA 50th Reunion and we can't wait to see you. Help us by filling out an alumni update so we may plan a robust event. 

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

William Law

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  • Alumni Update - William Law

    Graduation Year: 1971
    College: Southern Methodist University
    Career: Cudahy Tanning Company and Law Tanning Company
    Where have you lived: Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Eric Peter

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Thomas Smeeth

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Linda Gentile Pryor

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  • Alumni Update - Linda Gentile Pryor

    Graduation Year: 1973
    College: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Concordia University-Portland, and Milwaukee School of Engineering
    Career: Brookfield Academy - Teacher 1978-2001 and Administrator, 2001-present
    Where have you lived: Milwaukee Area
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Nancy Honeyager

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  • Faculty Update - Nancy Honeyager

    Graduation Year: Taught at BA from 1967-2000
    Career: I taught at three high schools prior to coming to BA. Ron retired from the Waukesha Fire Department and became the first Plant Manager at BA.
    Where have you lived: Ron and I are "snowbirds" and spend mid-October through April in Florida and the rest of the year in Wales, Wisconsin
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John Protiva

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  • Alumni Update - John Protiva

    Graduation Year: 1974 
    College: UW-Madison
    Career: Real Estate development and brokerage in southeast Wisconsin
    Where have you lived: I did not venture far. After Madison there was the east side of Milwaukee, then Glendale, and Brookfield since 1993.
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Lynne Hooper Nicoletti

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  • Alumni Update - Lynne Hooper Nicoletti

    Graduation Year: 1971 
    College: University of Denver
    Career: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office -- Retired Deputy Sheriff Jefferson County District Attorney's Office -- currently part-time
    Where have you lived: Colorado, 50 years!
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Tom Davis

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  • Alumni Update - Tom Davis

    Graduation Year: 1971 
    College: Rice University
    Career: Grede Foundries, Inc. from 1975 through 1999. Accepted position at Wichita Collegiate School as Headmaster in 2000. Retired from Collegiate in June 2019.
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Joseph Trad

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  • Alumni Update - Joseph Trad

    Graduation Year: 1967 A.B.E.
    College: Boston College
    Career: After college, I worked for our family’s business, Trad Carpets. After three years, I left to go to law school at Saint Louis University. I graduated in 1982 and began with the St. Louis law firm of Lewis Rice, where I remain today. 
    Where have you lived: Elm Grove, Milwaukee, St. Louis
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Cindy Kuehn Griffith

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  • Alumni Update - Cindy Kuehn Griffith

    Graduation Year: 1976 - So, crashing this reunion!
    College: The University of Evansville, in Indiana
    Career: Children's Wisconsin
    Where have you lived: Milwaukee and Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin
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Dave Gaulke

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Michelle Law

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  • Alumni Update - Michelle Law

    Graduation Year: 1973
    College: Southern Methodist University and Gateway Technical Institute
    Career: I worked in a small interior design shop and then formed my own interior design business.
    Where have you lived: Wauwatosa and Brookfield. We spend some of the colder months in Hilton Head, SC.
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Judith Pequet

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William Lawton

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  • Alumni Update - William Lawton

    Graduation Year: 1971
    College: UW-Eau Claire
    Career: JAX Liquors inc , Ryans Steak House , Studio One, Studio West, Calumet Photographic
    Where have you lived: Jacksonville FL , Barrington IL
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Mary Taylor Gussick

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  • Alumni Update - Mary Taylor Gussick

    Graduation Year: 1971 
    College: Gateway Technical College for Graphic Design
    Career: The Pleasant Company, Wilmot, WI. Also known as American Girl.
    Where have you lived: New Berlin, Mukwanago, Wauwatosa and North Cape, all in Wisconsin.
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Sue Soyka Hardesty

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  • Alumni Update - Sue Soyka Hardesty

    Graduation Year: 1972 
    College: Undergraduate: Rice University + Georgetown University; Graduate School: The George Washington University
    Career: Oh man--I might need more than 500 words for this! I am now retired. I worked on the Hill for ten years, for the US House of Representatives and the US Senate; US Export-Import Bank. I had various part-time jobs when the kids were little at The Brookings Institution; as a magazine editor for various publications; and for the last 15 years of my career at the Central Intelligence Agency. My best, but non-paying, job was staying home with our two young sons.
    Where have you lived: Our primary residence is in Arlington, Virginia; however, we got an apartment in Albuquerque, NM last year to split our time between our sons' families so we can spend quality time with grandchildren in both places. Pre-pandemic I was coming to Wisconsin frequently to help my brother care for my 95-year-old mom.
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Tim Fargo

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  • Alumni Update - Tim Fargo

    Graduation Year: 1972
    College: McGill University, University of Wisconsin (Madison), University of Minnesota, Northwestern Health Sciences University
    Career: I have worked as a chiropractor in private practice for the past 38 years. I have worked as such in several capacities; first as an associate, then as a sole proprietor, and finally as clinic director for a multi-doctor and multi-disciplinary clinic in a suburb of Minneapolis. I care for people of all ages and have a particular specialty in the care of patients with scoliosis and other spinal disorders. I also spent 15 years as the chiropractor for the Minnesota Vikings.
    Where have you lived: I have spent the bulk of my years since graduation in the Twin Cities, having moved there in 1977. In the years prior to moving to Minneapolis I spent time in Montreal, was a ski bum in Taos, New Mexico, sailed in the pacific, and traveled throughout Mexico and Central America.
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Angel Smeeth Lafferty

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  • Alumni Update - Angel (Ainsley) Smeeth Lafferty

    Graduation Year: 1973
    College: Scripps, Academy of the Rockies, Morehead State University
    Career: GreennTree Animal Hospital, VCA Woodford An Hosp., Animal Hospital of Lancaster
    Where have you lived: Versailles KY, Lexington KY, Nicholasville KY, Lancaster KY, Morehead KY, Bonners Ferry, ID, Claremont CA, Heartland WI
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Katie Fulham

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  • Alumni Update - Katie Fulham

    Graduation Year: 1974
    College: DePauw University
    Career: Beth Israel Hospital, Milwaukee Children’s Hospital, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Bass River Pediatrics and for the past 20 years in the pediatric unit at Cape Cod Hospital.
    Where have you lived: Since leaving Elm Grove, I have lived in Massachusetts. Initially in the Boston area, but on Cape Cod for the last 30 years.
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Jayne Roberts

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  • Alumni Update - Jayne Roberts

    Graduation Year: 1973
    College: Valparaiso University
    Career: Hair stylist in Atlanta, Georgia for 40 years, From Hair On in  Brookfield, Cosmoprof in Pewaukee. Retired now and enjoying it!
    Where have you lived: Wisconsin and Georgia
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Ginger Greeley Gaulke

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Susan Hepler

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  • Faculty Update - Susan Hepler

    Faculty: 1970-1972
    College: Ohio State University, MA & PhD in Children's Literature
    Career: 2nd Grade teacher at BA, 1970-72; Academy of the Rockies, 1973-78; Ohio State University; Editor, writer, and teacher in children's literature, various places.
    Where have you lived: Bonners Ferry, ID; Columbus, Oh; Windsor, CT; and Alexandria, VA, now for 32 years.
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Howie Pryor

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  • Alumni Update - Howie Pryor

    Graduated: 1971
    College: BBA, Southern Methodist University, 1975
    Career: With over forty-five years of experience in sales, marketing, consulting, family counseling, and operations management, I have recently focused on cemetery counseling services for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries as a part-time, semi-retirement ministry.  
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Bob Lucas

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Jim Homan

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  • Alumni Update - Jim Homan

    Graduation Year: 1974
    College: The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina
    Career: Brookfield Academy, Walgreens, Merrill Lynch Realty
    Where have you lived: Mt. Pleasant, SC and Milwaukee area
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Lana Susnar Marme-Phillips

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  • Alumni Update - Lana Marme-Phillips

    Graduation Year: 1971 
    College: Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
    Career: Owned "Lana Marme," ladies' dress and shoe boutique, for 35 years. Taught art for 12 years at: Marymount of Santa Barbara and Villanova Preparatory School in Ojai. Wrote a cooking column for local paper, Montecito Journal.
    Where have you lived: Montecito, CA for past 35 years
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Charlotte Wharton

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  • Staff Update - Charlotte Wharton

    College: UWM
    Career: I taught math in Racine, was an "accounting detective" at Globe-Union, was assistant to the controller at the Spanish TV station in Los Angeles and also at Channel 18 in Milwaukee. Finally, I was privileged to work for over 36 years in the Business Office at Brookfield Academy.
    Where have you lived: I've lived in the Milwaukee area for all but three years in the 1960's, when I lived in Los Angeles.
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Raymond Modiz

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Laurie Kuehn Strother

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  • Alumni Update - Laurie Kuehn Strother

    Graduation Year: 1974 
    College: University of Utah
    Career: Healthcare, almost exclusively in administration. The management part of my career started on a Family Medical unit at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee in 1981, and is winding up in Family Medicine again - working for an organization supporting 400 Family doctors. In between I worked in Houston at Texas Children's Cancer Center. 
    Where have you lived: Milwaukee, Houston, Calgary
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Robert Solsrud

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Jamie Meves

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  • Alumni Update - Jamie Meves

    Graduation Year: 1971
    College: Wabash Men's College, U.C. Davis
    Career: Worked in Cloverdale, Santa Rosa, Gonzales, CA, Yakima, WA
    Where have you lived: California, Washington
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Pam Gaulke McDonald

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  • Alumni Update - Pam Gaulke McDonald

    Graduation Year: 1974
    College: Hope College, Holland, MI
    Career: Marketing, physiatry practice, chriropractic offices, real estate, patient advocate, and caregiver
    Where have you lived: Menomonee Falls, WI, Waukesha, WI, Libertyville, IL, Hartland, WI, Pittsburgh, PA, Baltimore, MD, Richmond, VA, Goochland, VA, Pewaukee, WI
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