Saint John's Magazine Winter/Spring 2020

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CLASS NOTES

Milestones … in the spotlight 1980 Dr. Michael Richie was recognized by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis

as one of its eight Leading with Faith Award winners. The awards go to people who have enriched their professions and personal lives by setting their sights on faith and making it an integral part of their workplace, where their peers, employees and others have been touched by their generous presence. Richie is an ophthalmologist, founder and medical director of the Richie Eye Clinic in Faribault. 1982 Jim Carey has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Minneapolis-based Union Bank & Trust Company, the only union-owned and operated bank in the Upper Midwest. Carey is also managing partner and president of Union Bank & Trust. Kevin Gray, managing partner of the law firm of Rajkowski

Hansmeier Ltd., has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates. The organization champions the ethics, professionalism and principles of the legal profession. 1985 Nils Erickson, Department of Logistics and Resource Operations instructor, was named Civilian Educator of the Year at the United States Army installation at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. A retired Army lieutenant colonel, Erickson has taught at the Command and General Staff College for 14 years, both as an officer and a civilian. He was cited for his ability to make complicated material relatable to students.

John Rainwater was recently promoted to Regional Solicitor

1990 Tom Wicka and his company NovuHealth for the third

consecutive year have been named to the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal’s Fast 50 list of the fastestgrowing private companies in the Twin Cities. This year NovuHealth was ranked No. 19, based on nearly 80 percent growth from 2016-2018, and came in as the top-ranked healthcare company on the list. 1991 Steve Blum was recognized by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis as one of its eight Leading with Faith

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Award winners. The awards go to people who have enriched their professions and personal lives by setting their sights on faith and making it an integral part of their workplace, where their peers, employees and others have been touched by their generous presence. Blum is chief financial officer and director of Star Bank in Minneapolis.

for the U.S. Department of Labor in Dallas, Texas. Rainwater manages 50 attorneys and staff in offices in Dallas and Denver. He is responsible for all litigation and legal services to Department of Labor agencies in 11 states from Texas to Montana. Rainwater has been a DOL attorney for 21 years and received the department’s Distinguished Career Service Award in 2018. 1992 Dr. Robert Anderson, an orthopedic surgeon with Summit Orthopedics in the Twin Cities and also the company’s president, is one of the main contributers to One World Surgery. The organization is a nonprofit confronting the global health crisis by partnering with communities, healthcare providers and leaders in