Alumni in Action

There are so many people that have passed through the doors of all five county schools. We are looking to highlight their stories. If you know someone who has a story to be told, let us know!

Mission statement

Alumni Door County connects, informs, inspires and engages the alumni of our school districts to advance the Door County community, the lives of our graduates, our students and our world.

VIsion Statement

Alumni Door County will be the premier organization that fosters a lifelong connection to our community and schools for our alumni, future alumni and friends.

Nell Emmerson Jarosh

“I am part of Alumni Door County because I love Door County and I love people. Gibraltar gave me a wonderful start and it’s a small way I can give back to the community I love. Helping graduates of Door County thrive personally and professionally both locally and beyond makes the world a better place!”

Polly Alberts

“Alumni Door County is a tool, that will strengthen the link between our alumni, the students that have or will graduate from Door County high schools, back to their school, the community and county, to give all parties connections to each other.”

Sherri Riederer

 

“It is my wish that the graduates of Door County schools come together in one place to communicate and support our community after they’ve gone out in the world to pursue their dreams.”

NWTC Preps for Campus Opening, Introduces New Campus Manager

by Myles Dannhausen Jr. At Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), new Campus Manager April Konitzer is stepping into uncharted territory as she takes over for the recently retired Cheryl Tieman. The COVID-19 pandemic has put the educational world into a state...

For College Students and Schools, Fall Plans Are Becoming Complicated

Gibraltar senior Mara Packard knew that she would be a perfect fit for Lawrence University in Appleton because of its small, tight-knit academic community. She had received scholarships and financial aid that would cover the majority of her tuition and was eager to...

A Unique Rite of Passage

What does it mean to become an adult? Among many things, the most essential is that we shed our childhood and the behavior that went with it. We are no longer solely concerned with what we have to do to get by – we must become concerned with what it means to provide...

Door County Alumni Profile: Jeremy Kodanko

Kodanko’s more basic love of science started when he was in high school at Sevastopol. He realized he enjoyed chemistry and was good at it, and his teacher served as a great role model. After graduating from Sevastopol in 1993, he intended to pursue engineering...

Alumni Door County Profile: Mary Hansen

Washington Island school is small. So small, in fact, that when Mary Hansen graduated in 2008, it was a buzzworthy event in the community thanks to the abnormally large size of the graduating class – of 13. Hansen got a look at that larger world after high school,...

Alumni Door County Profile: Matthew Seiler

When 2013 Sturgeon Bay High School graduate Matthew Seiler had a season-ending injury during his senior year of football, he had to reevaluate his plans to play college football. Aside from enjoying other sports in high school – basketball, track and golf – he also...

Alumni Door County Profile: Linnea Schmelzer

Being a college athlete isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Sturgeon Bay alumna Linnea Schmelzer knows that better than many. By the time she entered her junior year playing basketball at Truman State University in Missouri, she was burned out, both physically and...

Alumni Door County Profile: Peter Bordui

Peter Bordui has spent more than 20 years living out of the country, yet he’s continued to make lasting contributions to the community that gave him his start. Following graduation, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study material science. After...

Alumni Door County Profile: Kat Gebauer

Kat Gebauer went from being the shy kid in class to running 35 miles at a time through Glacier National Park in a hot-pink tutu and a pair of fairy wings. And she’s usually doing it with a camera in her hand. After high school, she went to UW-La Crosse, thinking she’d...

Alumni Door County Profile: Patricia Vickman

In 42 years of working in education, Patricia Vickman has come full circle: She graduated from Southern Door and now serves as superintendent. Vickman’s career and marriage took her to several places around the U.S. and Wisconsin, but she returned to the district in...