Argentina, Ecuador, Niger, Somalia
By JoAnna Haugen on Monday, August 20th, 2012
Katie Hammond (92-94) was recently appointed superintendent of Valley Forge National Historical Park. Her interest in working with the National Park Service started with a summer as a seasonal ranger at Denali National Park in Alaska. From there, she spent summers at Walden Pond in Massachusetts and Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico as a park ranger, and at the Amistad National Recreation Area in Texas as chief of interpretation. Hammond was an interpretive planner at the Harpers Ferry Center in Denver and a project manager at the Denver Service Center. She was a Bevinetto Legislative Fellow in Washington, D.C., and superintendent at the Little Bighorn National Monument in Montana as well. Hammond was a double major at Yale University and also has her master’s degree.
Wilson Ring (79-81) has been appointed supervisory correspondent in the Associated Press cooperative’s Montpelier, Vermont, bureau. He has been acting supervisory correspondent since September. Ring covers military issues, crime, the outdoors and issues related to the U.S.-Canadian border. He has also been a breaking news supervisor. Ring is a graduate of Bates College.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service has hired Dr. Steven Seefeldt (76-79) as the new agriculture and horticulture agent in the Tanana District Office. Seefeldt has worked as an agronomist for the Agricultural Research Service in Fairbanks and rangeland scientist for the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station. He has his master’s degree from Texas Tech University and his doctorate degree from Washington State University.
Representative Tom Petri (66-67), who represents Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District, has been elected to the Marian University Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce and a member of its subcommittees focused on early childhood, elementary and secondary education and on higher education and workforce training. He is also a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee where he chairs the aviation subcommittee and serves on the subcommittee focused on highways and transit. Prior to his current position, Petri was a law clerk to a federal judge, executive director for the Ripon Society, a White House aide and practicing lawyer in Fond du Lac. He also worked for USAID in Somalia and is a published author. Petri received his bachelor’s and J.D. from Harvard University.