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Elizabeth J. Johnson, PA-C’06

Johnson and her husband, Erik, welcomed a daughter, Annika Natalie, to their family on Dec. 9, 2013. Annika was also welcomed by older brother Alex. Elizabeth is a family medicine physician assistant with Fairview Bass Lake Clinic in Maple Grove, MN.

— Anna Hudson

Ann E. Rufledt, PA-C’05

Rufledt was named assistant program director for the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences physician assistant program. Since 2005, she has worked in the cardiac center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, WI. 

— Anna Hudson

Steven S. Williamson, PA-C’09

Williamson and his wife, Tressa, welcomed a daughter, Quinn Lynne, to their family on Oct. 29, 2012. Williamson practices orthopedics with St. Croix Orthopaedics in New Richmond, WI. 

— Anna Hudson

Tera N. Diewold, PA-C’08

Diewold (formerly Barrick) and Austin Diewold were married on May 4, 2013. Tera is a physician assistant with Mercy Indianola Urgent Care Clinic in Indianola, IA, and Austin is a superintendent at Brockway Mechanical and Roofing in Burlington, IA. The couple resides in Carlisle, IA. 

— Anna Hudson

Evan L. Witt, PA-C’11

Witt and Hope Coffin announced their engagement and upcoming wedding planned for April 27, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City, IA. Coffin is an occupational therapist at Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, IL, and Witt is a physician assistant at ORA Orthopedics in Moline, IL. 

— Anna Hudson

They got spirit, yes they do

Early in August, Annie Losinske and Sarah Barnett, members of the DMU Physician Assistant Class of 2014, realized last week was going to be a tough one for the class, with two big exams on the schedule. Capping off the week was Saturday’s White Coat Ceremony, a special event in which students in DMU’s clinical […]

— Barb Boose