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St. Anthony Village Senior High School
Hall of Fame Inductees

 

Hall of fame class of 2015

Don Siggelkow, Class of 1976

Don Siggelkow is a 1976 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s of Public Administration from Arizona State University. During his time as General Manager for Administration and Development for the Minneapolis Park Board, he participated in many initiatives for the improvement of Minneapolis Parks, creating concession partnerships - including Sea Salt and Tin Fish restaurants, development of new youth athletic facilities including Neiman Fields at Fort Snelling, Frank Quilici field and Harmon Killebrew field. Siggelkow was instrumental in bringing The First Tee, a ground-breaking youth development program, to the Park Board. He currently owns Minnesota Partnerships, LLC, a consulting firm.

Siggelkow has served as a School Board member of St Anthony-New Brighton School District since 2007. He has been a baseball coach and commissioner, and a board member for St. Anthony Sports Boosters. He currently serves on the St Anthony Parks Commission and SANBE Foundation, and is president of the St Anthony Baseball Association. Siggelkow is also involved in the St Anthony Alumni Association. He lives in St. Anthony with his wife Helen and two children, Zach and Sammi.

 

Eric Brever, Class of 1997

Brever is a 1997 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School who has given countless hours to the St Anthony-New Brighton School District since graduating as co-valedictorian of his class. Following graduation with honors from both St. John’s University and the University of Minnesota Law School, he has worked to be a respected attorney, has been a partner at two successful law firms, and also served the school district as a volunteer football and baseball coach for over 10 seasons.  Notably, Brever assisted in securing over $750,000 in monetary grants for improving our school’s co-curricular facilities, and has also mentored students on the Mock Trial Team and Supermileage programs. Brever is a founding member of the St Anthony Village High School Alumni Association and was a co-chair of the 50th All-Class Reunion for St Anthony Village High School.  Brever also serves the greater community in Minnesota. He coaches high school football and hockey in New Prague, where he lives with his wife and daughter.  He has also served on the St. John’s University Alumni Association Board of Directors and on the Emma B. Howe YMCA Community Board, and worked with the MSHSL District Football program.

 

 

Hall of fame class of 2013

Janet Schrenk, Class of 1976

Janet is a member of the Class of 1976. After completing her bachelor’s degree at Carleton College, and working for a year as a scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., Janet earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. After graduate school Janet taught science in the art conservation program at the University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum and did her post-doctoral research in conservation science at the Smithsonian Institution. Janet received a National Science Foundation grant to develop a laboratory-intensive course on the chemistry of art, designed to generate greater interest among non-science students in chemistry. Her work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was recognized by a Dean's Educational & Student Advising Award. Several of her general introductory courses in chemistry were selected to be included as part of MIT’s early open courseware program and have since been available for anyone with Internet access to take (one has even been translated into Chinese).

Janet is strongly committed to sharing her educational experiences with children. In her work with the Girl Scouts, she has introduced science-related activities for local troops, includience Olympiad since 2006. Her two children are currently attending college as they pursue their own developing interests in the sciences and the humanities.

Corrine Ricard, Class of 1981

Corrine is a member of the Class of 1981. Corrine earned her bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Minnesota and an MBA in strategic planning from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Corrine has continually advanced her career. She worked for Cargill in various roles including risk management, supply chain and commodity trading. She then transitioned to Mosaic Corporation, an international leader in crop nutrition. Mosaic, a spinoff from the Cargill Corporation, employs approximately 7500 individuals in eight countries. Corrine has held multiple leadership positions at Mosaic, including Vice President of International Sales and Distribution, Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Supply Chain and Risk Management. She recently earned a spot on the Executive Management team as Mosaic’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

Corrine also serves on the board of the Freshwater Society and is a member of the Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable. In addition to these professional achievements, Corrine is the mother to two wonderful girls. Both are away at college, one at Tufts University in Boston and one at Emory University in Atlanta.  Both are following in their mother’s footsteps as professional women as they pursue careers in medicine and in business.

Jeremy Kepner, Class of 1987

Jeremy Kepner is a member of the Class of 1987. He earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Princeton University. He is currently a Senior Scientist at MIT. His major interests include High Performance Computing, Parallel Algorithms, and Computational Software. Jeremy is a pioneer in the fields of computing and mathematics. His teams have developed the foundational elements of parallel computing, which is the base component in modern supercomputers. He also was first to develop some important and widely used programs in MATLAB, a computer program used in mathematics and physics research around the world. To put it in laymen’s terms, he is one of those scientists who are responsible for each of us having such incredible and powerful components in the palm of our hands – in our phones – by being part of the team that creates the frameworks used to progress technology forward.

Jeremy is also a prolific author, and has published a large number of papers in electrical engineering, computer science, math, physics and astronomy. In addition to this impressive body of work, Jeremy and his wife home school their young daughter at their home in Massachusetts.

Hall of fame class of 2012

Deborah Thompson Sully, Class of 1980

Deborah Thompson Sully, class of 1980, was the first St. Anthony Village High School girl to be awarded a Division 1 athletic scholarship. She had a distinguished career as a Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball player, receiving numerous awards and accolades, including outstanding scholar athlete at the University of Nebraska. Deb has made numerous contributions to her community, including coaching, volunteering, fundraising, chaperoning, counseling, and more. Deb has been a Girl Scout leader and an officer of the Jaycees. For her exemplary service to the community, Deb was awarded the North Suburban Gavel Association’s Distinguished Leadership Award for 2012.

Michael Jakacki, class of 1972

Michael Jakacki, class of 1972, worked as a Ranger in the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department, a 911 dispatcher and a bailiff in the courts during his college days. After earning his degree in law enforcement, he became a deputy sheriff. Mike participated in underwater rescues as a member of the dive team. Mike was awarded the lifetime achievement award from SOTA (Special Operations and Tactical Association) for his life-saving missions on SWAT. He competed in the SWAT members’ Iron Man competition against law enforcement officers from throughout Minnesota. He was a valued member of the Honor Guard standing watch at officer's funerals and memorial services.

Hal Gray, class of 1975

Hal Gray, class of 1975, is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Hal has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the City of St. Anthony and to the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District. He is currently a member of the St. Anthony City Council and he serves on the St. Anthony Sports Boosters Board, where he has held various leadership positions over the years, and is currently the treasurer of the organization.  Formerly Hal has served as a basketball commissioner and gambling director for the Booster organization. He is a positive mentor to the youth of the community, giving the gift of his time through coaching.

 

Hall of fame class of 2010

Brent BlackyBrent Blackey, Class of 1976
Brent Blackey, class of 1976, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Business. Mr. Blackey was a senior partner at both Arthur Andersen (where he served from 1980 until 2002) and Ernst and Young, and is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of Holiday Companies, which he joined in 2004. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of two public technology companies and also serves on the Carlson School of Management Board of Overseers. Mr. Blackey is active in several community organizations and has been a volunteer coach for boys and girls basketball.  

Eric BorgEric Borg, Class of 1982
Eric Borg, class of 1982, was named Minnesota State Scholar Athlete of the Year in his senior year at SAVHS. He still holds many school records in Football and Hockey. Borg has a B.A. from Yale in Economics, and was a 4 year Yale letterman in Hockey. He was the co-MVP in 1986 and won the Yale Hockey Malcom G. Chace Award (presented to the member of the Yale Varsity hockey team who through sportsmanship, sprit and ability best represents the traditions of Yale Hockey). Borg is currently a financial consultant with Thrivent Financial and was formerly Managing Director at Piper-Jaffray. He has been very active in the Eden Prairie Youth Sports Program, coaching and serving on the board.

Jan Stafford DaltonJan Stafford Dalton, Class of 1975

After receiving degrees from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Stafford Dalton served four years active duty in the United States Air Force and 29 years in the Air Force Reserve. She retired after 33 years of service at the rank of Command Chief Master Sergeant, the highest ranking enlisted member of the 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station. An avid runner, Stafford Dalton has completed several marathons and triathlons and finished 2nd in her age group in what is billed as the World's Toughest Marathon, The Volcano Marathonheld on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Mark DimunationMark Dimunation, Class of 1970

Mark Dimunation, class of 1970, is currently the Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress. In this capacity, he is responsible for the development and management of the largest rare book collection in North America. Dimunation specializes in 18th century English and American printing. He has worked and taught at Berkeley, Stanford and Cornell; has lectured extensively; and has authored numerous exhibitions. Dimunation recently completed a project to reconstruct the Library of Thomas Jefferson.                        

Dr. Janet HeukeshovenDr. Janet Heukeshoven, Class of 1975

Dr. JaneHeukeshoven, class of 1975, is a Professor of Music and Music Education at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona Campus. She is the collegiate representative for the Minnesota Music Educators Association Board of Directors, member and past board member of the Minnesota Band Director's Association, member of the College Band Director's National Association and member of the Upper Midwest Flute Association. Dr. Heukeshoven is a guest conductor and clinician, and has performed flute and piccolo solos nationally and internationally. She has been educating musicians of all ages andabilities for over 30 years.  

Marko MedvedMarko Medved, Class of 1984

Marko Medved, class of 1984, is a Captain in the Civil Engineer Corps of the United States Navy and is currently the Operations Officer for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest. He has participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Desert Shield and has been deployed or stationed across the Pacific and the Atlantic. Over the course of his military career, Medved has earned numerous awards including the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon. Medved holds a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a registered Professional Engineer and currently resides in San Diego, CA with his family.

 

hall of fame class of 2009

Mark Hess, Class of 1982

Mark Hess is a 1980 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School and is currently a firefighter for the City of Minneapolis. Mark was a starting shortstop for the University of Minnesota for three years. Mark was a first team All Big-Ten honoree, finished second in hitting in the Big Ten his sophomore year and was on the All-Academic team. Mark still plays amateur baseball and has won four state championships.

Jay Knutson, Class of 1969

Jay Knutson is a 1969 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School and is currently a scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). After graduating, Jay received his PhD in Physics from the University of Minnesota. Jay is a leader in the development of laser-driven, high-speed optimal instruments; his innovations have allowed researchers to make advances in the fields of biology and medicine. Jay is chief of the Optical Spectroscopy section of the Laboratory of Biophysical Chemistry, and has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. 

Robert Rebelein
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Rebelein, Class of 1980
 
Robert (Bob) Rebelein is a 1980 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School. Bob recently served as a senior economist to the Council of Economic Advisers for Presidents Bush and Obama in Washington D.C. To accept this one-year appointment, Bob took a leave of absence from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he is an Assistant Professor of Economics. Bob's areas of expertise include public finance, Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, and International Economics. Outside of his professional life, Bob has achieved the level of Life Master as a bridge player and frequently plays in national and international tournaments.

Lisa Schrenk

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Schrenk, Class of 1980

Lisa Schrenk is a 1980 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School and is a nationally renowned architectural historian. Lisa is currently an associate professor of architectural and art history at Norwich University, having received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Lisa received critical acclaim for her book Building a Century of Progress: The Architecture of Chicago’s 1933-34 World’s Fair, and received a Fullbright Award to study sustainability development in Brazil. Lisa is a premier level Scottish Highland dancer, and teaches dance in her home communities in Vermont and Albuquerque, NM, where she balloons with her husband during school breaks. 

Mark Vijums

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Vijums, Class of 1982

Mark Vijums is a 1982 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School and is currently the vice commander of the 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station. After graduation Mark attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Mark is a command pilot with 5300 hours of flying time; he participated in Operations JUST CAUSE, DESERT STORM, NOBLE EAGLE, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. Mark is also the Congressional Air Force Liaison for the State of Minnesota. As a civilian, Mark is a pilot with Northwest Airlines. Mark was leader of the Loafer Ministry Woodland Hills Church in Maplewood, delivering bread for distribution for the "Meals on Wheels" program. Mark lives with his wife, Robin and his three daughters in Little Canada, MN.

 

HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2008

Gregory OlinykGregory Olinyk, 1964

Gregory Olinyk is a 1964 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School and is currently a humanitarian in New Canaan, Connecticut. He is a successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist, as well as an author, volunteer firefighter, and a former commissioned officer in the U.S. Military. He is an award-winning founder of a charity to combat child abuse.

Mary PucelMary Pucel, 1981

Mary Pucel is a 1981 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School and currently works in the quality assurance for blood collection and transfusion of the American Red Cross. She is past president of the Minnesota Association of Blood Banks and is active in organizing multiple blood drives across Minnesota and the Midwest. She also is certified as a black belt in Six Sigma relating to business management strategy, and holds degrees in Microbiology and Medical Technology. She lives in St. Anthony Village and her children attend St. Anthony Village-New Brighton schools.

  Mallory Beth ThompsonDr. Mallory Beth Thompson, 1975

Dr. Mallory Beth Thompson is a 1975 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School and is currently the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She is one of only three faculty members university-wide to be named a Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, and has guest conducted numerous all-state, military and festival bands in addition to teaching and lecturing on the art of conducting to thousands of music teachers.

Joseph WallJoseph Wall, 1988

Joseph Wall is a 1988 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School and is currently employed as a Director in Marketing at Capital One in Richmond, VA. He previously worked for Warner Bros. as part of the team that invented the DVD and spent time as a consultant for McKinsey & Company. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago, as well as an engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was also a volunteer in the Hurricane Katrina clean-up efforts for his native St. Bernard's Parish in New Orleans, where he was commissioned as a Deputy Sheriff for his efforts. He and his wife Anne, also a SAVHS '88 graduate, live in Richmond, VA with their three children.

 
Hall of fame class of 2007

Phil Carruthers, 1971

Phil Carruthers is a 1971 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School and the former speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He served seven terms in the Minnesota House representing Brooklyn Center, and currently is Director of the Prosecution Division of the Ramsey County Attorney's Office.

Mark KimballMark Kimball, Class of 1976

Mark Kimball is a 1976 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School and is currently the General Counsel for Select Comfort Corporation in Minneapolis, MN. He has been an active attorney in the Twin Cities Area since his graduation from the University of Minnesota Law School Magna Cum Laude in 1984. 

Rick LundeenRick Lundeen, 1963

Rick Lundeen is a 1963 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School who has served the community as a firefighter, liaison and community activist. He has been a frequent volunteer with the school district.

Bill McReavy, Jr.Bill McReavy, Jr., 1980

Bill McReavy, Jr. is a 1980 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School. He is currently the President of Washburn-McReavy Funeral Services and has led the family-run business through a modern expansion during an era of consolidations in the industry. He has been a frequent volunteer to St. Anthony Village High School and Washburn-McReavy annually provides scholarships to St. Anthony Village graduates. 

Timothy MezzengaTimothy Mezzenga,1975

Timothy Mezzenga is a 1975 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School. He is currently the Owner and President of Tracy Printing, Inc., a family-run printing company located in St. Anthony. He has been a frequent contributor to the St. Anthony Community, including volunteer hours and through Tracy Printing. 

Paul TombargePaul Tombarge, 1986

Paul Tombarge is a 1986 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School. He currently is a Colonel inthe U.S. Air Force in Naples, Florida, and has been a member of numerous Space-Flight design teams within the Air Force.

Mike VolnaMichael Volna, 1973

Michael Volna is a 1973 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School and is currently a Vice President in Administration for the University of Minnesota. He has been active within the St. Anthony Community as a volunteer and lives in New Brighton, and is the Chair of the I.S.D. 282 School Board.

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