Buoys and Gulls

Brandon Caruso ’08, Sault Ste. Marie, and wife Amanda, are the proud parents of their baby boy, Kashton Wyatt, born December 17, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital. Kashton weighed 7 lbs 6 oz.

Ben Dietrich ’12, Fenton, and wife Rachel (Wilson) ’14, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Christopher Ryan, on August 26, 2017 at 8:38 pm. Christopher was a whopping 9lbs 15 oz and measured 21 ¾ inches long! Christopher joins his fur brothers Milo and Otis at home.

Ben and Rachel Dietrich

Jeremy Hepfer ’12, and wife Haley (Predkelis) ’12, announce the birth of their daughter Reece on September 4, 2017. Reece weighed 8lbs 2oz and measured 19.5 inches. Reece is welcomed home by older sister Rylie.

Elaina (Hall) Marinik ’03, Blacksburg, Virg., and husband Andrew ’03, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Malakai James on November 6, 2017. Malakai joins big sister Emmy at home.

Aaron Mize ’02, Alexandria, Va., and wife Katelyn, joyfully welcomed their first child, Glenn Aaron, on September 20, 2017. Glenn weighed 7lbs., 1oz, and measured 20 inches.

Ben Momber ’08, Jenison, and wife Jamie (Groos) ’08, gave birth to Quinn Charles on July 22, 2017 at 9:06 pm. Quinn weighed 8lbs 15oz and measured 21.5 inches.

Quinn Charles Momber

Caleb Morgan ’08, South Hamilton, Mass., and wife Hannah are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Bethany Diane, on February 1, 2017.

Bethany Morgan

Andra Newill-Myers ’11, Sault Ste. Marie, and husband Ricky Myers, welcomed their son, Wade Robert Alan, on December 9, 2016. Wade weighed 8lbs and measured 21 ¼ inches long. He joins big brother, Reed, at home.

Christopher Ogren ’13, Escanaba, is happy to announce the birth of his baby girl, Letah Mae on November 4, 2017.

Amanda (Donnelly-Sanchez) Sullivan ‘12, Moore, Okla., and husband John are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Jean, born July 16, 2017. Avery is welcomed home by big brother Connor, who is over the moon with excitement!

Joined Hands

Leah Applebach ’12, Zeeland, married Ryan Magnuson Sept 16, 2017. Leah is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Grand Valley State University in pursuit of becoming an adult/older adult primary care nurse practitioner. Ryan is a 2013 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on entrepreneurship and small business.


Andrew Briggs ’10, Ortonville, married Cassie Dresser on July 15, 2017 in Cedar, MI. Andrew is a fisheries research biologist with the Michigan DNR at the Lake St. Clair Fisheries Research Station in Harrison Twp., MI. Formerly, Andrew was a fish biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service from 2013 to 2017 and earned his master’s degree in conservation biology from CMU in 2012.

Kimberly Franckowiak ’99, Gaylord, married Robert Haddix in September 2017. Kimberly works at Moylan Family Dentistry as a dental hygienist. Together, they are enjoying life in their woodsy home with their 6 dogs.

Stacey Ann Johnson ’04, Escanaba married Chad Burie on June 10 in Escanaba. Stacey works at Walgreens in Escanaba.

Johnson and Burie

Jeanna Radzinski ’12, Sterling Heights, married Zachary Trotman’12, Noblesville, IN on July 1, 2017. Jeanna is a sports anchor and reporter for NBC25/FOX66 in Flint, and Zach is a professional hockey player with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Jeanna Radzinski and Zach Trotman

Justin Wood ’13, Charleston, SC, married Karmen Quakenbush on September 9, 2017 in Asheville, NC.


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