Gophers Forever

From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Fall 2014

Life Spotlight

Jason Lehtinen (B.A. ’94)


As a student at the University of Minnesota, new life member Jason Lehtinen participated in and graduated from the Army ROTC program. Most of his memories relate to his time spent in the halls of the Armory and the lifelong connections he made with fellow cadets.

After college he went on to active duty as an armor and intelligence officer. His degree in international relations helped him tremendously while serving in the Army, as well as on personal travels throughout Europe. “My education helped provide some perspective on how others viewed the world, which proved helpful when working on several diverse multinational teams.”

An active volunteer with the Kansas City alumni chapter for several years, Lehtinen initially got involved to meet people in his new city who shared a common geographical and education experience. He’s continued volunteering so he can return the favor to new Kansas City area Gopher grads. His connections to the University through fellow cadets and alumni volunteering have resulted in ongoing professional and networking opportunities.

Lehtinen oversees investments in private equity and provides strategic consulting services at Mariner Holdings, a fast growing wealth management firm in suburban Kansas City.

The Alumni Association welcomes these new life members

Alden A. Abraham Elizabeth W. Abraham Gregory C. Anderson Juel E. Anderson Penny Anderson Mark W. Bachman Barbara L. Bauer Lester Bauer Diane Beckley John T. Beecher Lena C. Beste Kory G. Bigalk Robert A. Black John A. Bloomquist Lawrence J. Bremer Gary L. Buckmiller Gretchen N. Buckmiller Joseph L. Campanelli Susan M. Campion Bloomquist Todd P. Carpenter Louise Carpentier Benjamin Casillas Judson K. Champlin James L. Chosy Julianne K. Chosy Edward H. Coe Mary M. Conroy Beckman Marie-Nathalie Contou-Carrere Cheryl L. Cooke Samuel G. Cooke David T. Crislip Rebecca M. Crislip Jean E. Daavettila Camden L. Daby Barbara J. Daniels Eugene C. Dankbar Sandra R. Dankbar Marjorie B. Davies Michael J. Dennis Charmaine Pappas Donovan Richard G. Donovan Kari L. Erpenbach Karen S. Feldt Marcelo Ferraz de Toledo Richard M. Fraser Jacque F. Frazzini Ronald M. Frazzini Carol A. Garbisch Michael W. Garbisch Janet J. Gaukel L. Thomas Gaukel Heidi S. Gilbert Howard D. Gilbert Gregory J. Gordon Cynthia A. Grass Martin Bruce D. Grussing Jean C. Grussing Aaron M. Hage Jennifer B. Hage Leroy O. Halvorsen Margie E. Halvorsen James E. Hart Dennis A. Hawkinson Randi K. Hellman Julie M. Hendrickson Gayle A. Herman Thomas W. Herman George H. Hewell Sharon M. Hogenson Kaitlin J. Holm Nathan A. Holm Jaimie L. Horton Shuching J. Huang Yean-Ming Huang Holly R. Huber Margaret Huff Jia W. Hwang Christine M. Imbra Duaine R. Jackola Linda Peterson Jackson Shray Jain Mahesh K. Jeerage Byron R. Johnson Keith F. Kapphahn Lloyd G. Kepple Karen A. Kirby Floyd E. Knight Robyn Korzan Colleen C. Krebs Roberta N. LaFleur Anne F. Lamblin Jeffrey D. Larsen Harold G. Larson Jeffrey A. Larson Robyn L. Larson Cecelia A. Laurie Jason R. Lehtinen Martha Leidahl Bing Liu Joel J. Luker Susan B. Mahle William D. Manahan James W. Marley Ruth A. Marsh Deborah J. Martin Ronald G. Masanz Joseph Mast Patrick A. Mazorol Dorothy J. Mc Bride John M. McCarthy Greg R. Meland Mary Hobbs Meland George E. Merino Joyce M. Merino Keith A. Meyer Karen A. Minar Rhonda A. Schleeter Mol Anne T. Nehring Heidi L. Neiswender Joanna C. Nelson Thomas E. Nelson Kusuma Nio Vuyisile T. Nkomo Linda L. Oelfke Richard H. Oelfke Peter J. O’Meara Toni M. Osojnicki Ronald Ostrow Roger W. Parker Kathryn E. Pawley Patricia A. Phelps Ann S. Phillips Charles A. Porter Mary C. Preus Kathryn L. Pyzdrowski Emily L. Que Phoebe C. Reinhart Gary R. Riesgraf Kim M. Wogensen Riesgraf Eric T. Rolli Russell E. Runck Stephanie C. Rutten- Ramos Jon D. Ruzek Karen S. Ryan Takanori Sagawa Kenneth A. Sandvik Bruce H. Savoy Mary A. Schumacher David R. Scott Karen R. Seashore Richard P. Senese Paul J. St. George Jane A. Starr Iris C. Staubus Kathleen M. Steffens Jann M. Stein Paul C. Stein Steven G. Stern John R. Studiner Jing Sui Daren T. Sullivan Katherine M. Sullivan Katherine T. Sutter Patrick J. Taillefer William A. Thomas Stephanie C. Thomes Heinen Judith A. Tiede So Lian Tio Frida Tosi Tyler W. Ueland Carol L. Urness Vanessa Hofmann Garrick M. Villaume Nicola Villaume Alexandra D. Vujovich Mark G. Warnken Alma J. Wetzker Christine E. Wetzker Gregory M. Weyandt Colleen B. Wicklund Richard G. Wicklund Laura S. Williams Gloria M. Woo Doris A. Woodbridge Gerald D. Woodbridge Medora Woods Barbara J. Yarusso David J. Yarusso Eric C. Yost Joann L. Yost

This list represents new life members who joined from April 1 to June 30.



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