ISD 88 Hall of Fame

An induction ceremony and banquet will be held
Saturday, October 5th at New Ulm High School.

Tickets are $35 and are available for purchase at the New Ulm Chamber, online at Online Tickets, or via email at director@isd88foundation.org. Ticket sales end September 25th.

The ISD 88 Foundation and its Alumni Committee has selected four individuals for the 2019 ISD 88 Hall of Fame induction. 
 
The inductees are:  
Kathy Bonnifield Kathy had the opportunity to be a foreign exchange student in Turkey while she was at New Ulm High School. Ever since then this 1990 graduate of NUHS has found opportunities to explore the world and make a difference in it. She’s been a tireless advocate for so many from working in places such as Sri Lanka and Nepal to right here in Minnesota. Kathy has served in the Peace Corps, worked at the McKnight Foundation, the Center for Victims of Torture, Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota and the Piper Fund. Kathy has lent her voice to those whose voices are often left unheard. She continues to provide support in areas where social injustices are found. Promoting democracy has become her life’s work and allows Kathy the opportunity to use her skills and experience to help the lives of so many people. 
 
Bradley Isberner As a 1972 graduate of New Ulm High School, Brad participated in many activities during his time at NUHS, from serving as class vice president to participating in athletics. That fervent drive and ambition was evident in his long and steadfast career in education. Brad has been a coach, teacher, scholar, university professor and director of Driver Education Teacher Preparation. Though he’s retired from St. Cloud State University as professor emeritus, he still continues to give of his time mentoring instructors that have followed in his footsteps there. Brad’s leadership and generous spirit was apparent in his career path in education and continues today as he gives of his time to better his community. Brad continues to volunteer and provide community support at St. Mary’s Cathedral Church in St. Cloud MN eight months of the year and Immaculate Conception Church at Melbourne Beach FL four months a year in several minister capacities. 
 
Steven Reinhart (deceased) – A 1965 graduate of New Ulm High School, Steve participated in sports, theater and student government. Classmates described him as always willing to help out. That same willingness to help continued throughout his life. Steve’s path after high school was full of many different opportunities to serve from joining the National Guard and serving in Vietnam to becoming a business owner, to tirelessly promoting the city of New Ulm and the community he held so dear. Steve was a passionate man; whether it was in business or helping out one of the many causes that he was enthusiastic about. He made a positive impact on so many people both in New Ulm and beyond. Though he passed away in 2002 the lasting legacy of Steve’s support for our community is still evident in New Ulm today.  
 
Timothy Schuetzle – Tim is 1972 graduate of New Ulm High School, it was during his time there that nurtured his lifelong love of learning, music and sports. His career path in life took him from being a science teacher in Danube, Minn. to warden and director of prisons for North Dakota to a criminal justice teacher and associate professor at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. While he was warden Tim worked endlessly to change the North Dakota prison system through creating a safe environment that fostered the opportunity to address the underlying issues that caused the inmates to be incarcerated in the first place. His work in the North Dakota prison system was instrumental in it having one of the lowest recidivism rates in the country. Tim was named the 1997-1998 American Correctional Association Warden of the Year. While his career included many long days, he still found time to give back to various organizations through volunteering and continues to do so today. 
 
This is the Hall of Fame’s sixth year of induction. The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their lives or vocation and who have made a difference in the communities in which they live or lived. 
The Hall of Fame allows current students an opportunity to understand the value of their education and the possibilities to which it may lead. The Hall of Fame is a way for the school and the community to honor exceptional individuals who, through example, inspire a new generation of students and staff. 


Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline May 1st! 

The Hall of Fame seeks to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their lives or vocation and who have made a difference in the communities in which they live, or lived.

The ISD 88 Hall of Fame allows current students an opportunity to understand the value of their education and the possibilities to which it may lead. The Hall of Fame is a way for the school and the community to honor exceptional individuals who, through example, inspire a new generation of students and staff.

We need your nominations for the ISD 88 Hall of Fame!

Do you know of an outstanding New Ulm Public Schools alumnus? Do you know of someone who is doing great work, whether publicly or quietly? Do you have a teacher who inspired you? Or a coach? If you do, please nominate them for the Hall of Fame. Nominations are due May 1st.

Perhaps there was a lunch lady that snuck you an extra cookie or two in the lunch line and who also spent her free time volunteering at the food shelf.
Is the quiet girl from your science class with the beautifully illustrated lab book now a famous artist who teaches free classes to inner city students?
Honor them by nominating them for the Hall of Fame. Nominations are due May 1st.

ISD 88 Hall of Fame Nomination Form 


2018 ISD 88 Hall of Fame

Pictured from left to right: Jean Anderson, accepting for her husband, the late Clifton Anderson, James Senske, Dan Loose, James Hoffmann and, David Silcox

On Saturday, October 6th, over 120 people gathered at the New Ulm High School to honor the 2018 ISD 88 Hall of Fame inductees. The evening began with tours of the new school, good conversation, and a delicious meal. Congratulations to the 2018 inductees!

The 2018 inductees are:

Clifton Anderson (deceased) – A teacher, coach, athletic director and director of community education in New Ulm from 1959 to 1999, Cliff had a strong passion for education and that was evident in every aspect of his long and exceptional career. He said “all kids want to learn: it is our job as educators to fulfill that desire.” He worked tirelessly to promote gender equity in athletics. He was an educator but he also dedicated his time to various organizations in the community. From serving on the Wanda Gag board to being election judge chairman to the numerous boards he was a part of at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Cliff consistently gave of himself to help others.

James Hoffmann – A 1951 graduate of New Ulm High School, Jim participated in basketball and baseball.  After high school, Jim served in the United States Army in Germany. Upon his return to New Ulm he founded his own insurance agency in 1959 and still operates that agency today. He continued his love of baseball by participating in American Legion baseball for two years then played amateur baseball for 10 years. He has been involved in numerous organizations in New Ulm including the Knights of Columbus, New Ulm Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame and Community and Seniors Together. His unwavering dedication to this community led to Jim being honored as the 2017 Outstanding Senior Citizen of Brown County.

Dan Loose – A 1964 graduate of New Ulm High School, Dan was a student leader and athlete. He was named all-conference in football, basketball and baseball. He went on to play football for North Dakota State University where he was part of the national championship team. He also played baseball for NDSU where he led the team in stolen bases for two years. After graduating from NDSU he served in the army. He received an honorable discharge in 1971; he then began a long and distinguished career at Kraft Foods. His involvement in the community is extensive as he has served in many capacities from the city of New Ulm zoning board to the Alliance Bank board of directors.

James Senske – Jim was a teacher and coach at New Ulm High School from 1964 to 2003. He served as not only an outstanding educator but a no-nonsense coach that cared deeply about his players. As baseball coach, he led the eagles to over 700 wins, including a state championship. It was that success that put New Ulm on the map for baseball in the state. He also coached basketball and holds the title for most victories in that sport at NUHS. Time spent coaching and teaching was important to Jim but he continues to give back to the community through his memberships in the New Ulm Jaycees and Sertoma Club as well as serving on various boards at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and on the ISD 88 Foundation board.

David Silcox – A 1959 graduate of New Ulm High School, David excelled in the classroom and out in the playing field during his high school years. He went on the St. Olaf college where he earned his degree in chemistry, furthered his education with a masters degree in chemistry from Purdue University and a PhD in leadership administration from Arizona State University. He began his teaching career in La Crosse, Wisc. then went on to teach, coach and be become a principal in Phoenix, Ariz. His career in education is a long and illustrious one, filled with opportunity to use his leadership abilities to help shape the students in the schools he served.


Past Hall of Fames

Hall of Fame 2014

Hall of Fame 2015

Hall of Fame 2016

Hall of Fame 2017


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