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Spring 2010 • Volume 16, Issue 2  

Alumni Profiles

MICHAEL HANSEN ’83: Trigonometry? There’s an app for that! | NATALIE BARTUSEK BONETTI ’94: Bronze Star for Major Bonetti | DEAN BATOGOWSKI ’97: Recipe for success | After Hours barbershop quartet | JIM KELCH ’80: On air in Cincinnati | SUSAN FINN CARTER ’95: Top teacher | ANDREW NELCH ’05: Green engineer

 

On air in Cincinnati

JIM KELCH ’808 JIM KELCH ’80 is now a radio and TV broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds. He works alongside Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman and former MLB player Jeff Brantley. Jim has worked as an announcer for the Louisville Bats, triple-A baseball affiliate of the Reds, since 1989. His broadcast career began in 1984 with the Peoria Chiefs, and he made his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in the early 1990s. Since 1995, Jim has also been the radio voice of University of Louisville women’s basketball. Jim and his wife DIANE McEWING KELCH ’80 have three children and live in Louisville.

 

Top teacher

SUSAN FINN CARTER ’953SUSAN FINN CARTER ’95 received President Barack Obama’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in Washington, D.C., on January 6. She was a second grade mathematics teacher at Jackson Park Elementary School in University City, Mo., when she won the award. She currently teaches kindergarten at Glenridge Elementary School in St. Louis. Susan holds a master’s degree from Washington University. She and her husband Cameron live in St. Charles, Mo., with their three children.

 

Green engineer

ANDREW NELCH '05ANDREW NELCH ’05 was promoted to senior project engineer at Tarlton Corp. Andrew served as project engineer for the construction of Pfizer’s new research building and the Pfizer Chesterfield Village site utilities master plan. Last year he became a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional, designated by the U.S. Green Building Council. He lives in Clayton, Mo.