Jeff Isaacson (’83), “Field Notes”
Jeff graduated from NWU in 1983, but could only manage to stay away for 17 years before returning to the Biology Department, where he is now an associate professor. When he’s not spending time with his three sons, Jeff stays busy teaching microbiology, immunology, and a Liberal Arts Seminar. He will serve as chair of the NWU Curriculum Committee in 2010-2012, and also does research on antiviral drugs as an NWU INBRE (IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) associate. Last but not least, Jeff has worked as a contributor, and is currently a coauthor on two general biology textbooks published by McGraw-Hill.
Aaron Oppliger (’98), “Prairie Wolves in Print"
Aaron graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan a long, long time ago in what sometimes feels, as he gets older, like a galaxy far, far away. He is currently a monster, big bad wolf, Green Goblin, and sometimes father to two future superheroes. He recently began working as the e-mail marketing manager for AccuQuilt in Fremont, Neb., and will be sewing his first quilt as part of the on boarding process. When he’s not busy parenting or practicing amateur quilting, he spends his time reading, playing video games, riding his bike and enjoying the company of his wonderful wife, April.
Michelle Zhang (’12), “Greetings from Sweden”
Michelle is a junior global studies major and political science minor. She spent her sophomore year abroad, at the American University in Bulgaria in the fall and Sweden’s Karlstad University in the spring. The friends she’s made, the places she’s visited and the things she’s learned are things she’ll always cherish. She called this past year abroad “definitely the most memorable year of my life so far!”
Andrew Marinkovich (’02), Photography, “Student Pride”
Andrew answers to Andy, Snap, Bro and Dude; wears soccer jerseys, track jackets and his heart on his sleeve; loves potato chips, friends old and new, great tunes and Twitter; captures the vibe and the emotion; and shares the stories—all while making everyone around him feel like they are the only ones in his orbit. It’s his way of ensuring they’re as present in the moment as he is.