New Academic Dean, Faculty at Northeast Community College

by jamesc  8/22/2014 2:00:39 PM --  NORFOLK – An associate dean and six instructors have joined the staff this fall at Northeast Community College. They were introduced at the recent Fall In-Service.


Maryjan Fiala began her duties as associate dean of the business and technology division in July. She is a graduate of Wilcox-Hildreth High School and holds a bachelor of applied science degree in business administration management and a master of science in organizational management from Peru State College as well as a master of science in adult, occupational and continuing education from Kansas State University.

She previously served as the career coach and adult education coordinator at Central Community College.

Fiala and her husband, Scott, have three children, Lucille, Gabriel, and Gavin, and reside in Columbus.

New faculty include:

Nursing Instructor Patti Bretschneider has been an adjunct nursing instructor at Northeast since 2009. After graduating from Hartington High School, she earned an associate degree in nursing, a bachelor of science in nursing and a master’s of science in nursing from the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Bretschneider previously worked at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha. She was employed as a staff nurse at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Norfolk until the formation of Faith Regional Health Services and worked in the area of pediatrics, urology, emergency department, oncology, nursery, and outpatient therapy department.

She and her husband Cleton in Norfolk. They have four children, Marisa Gulizia of Omaha, Meghan Bretschneider of Omaha, Marlene Wilcox of Snyder, and Zachary Bretschneider of Norfolk.

Auto Body Technology Instructor Thomas Hoile is a graduate of Norfolk Senior High School. He earned his associate of applied science degree in auto body technology from Northeast Community College. Hoile is ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) master collision repair and ASE collision repair estimating certified. He has over 35-years of experience as a technician in the collision repair industry and was most recently a technician at Marr’s Body Shop in Norfolk.

Hoile and his wife, Renee, live in Norfolk.

Kevin McLouth is the new director of instrumental activities. He is a graduate of Circle High School in Circle, MT. McLouth earned his bachelor of science degree in music education (K-12 composite) from Dickinson State University and his master’s degree in music from the University of South Dakota.

He previously served as band director at Shelby High School in Shelby, MT, and most recently was band director at Bon Homme Public Schools in Tyndall, SD. 

McLouth, his wife, Genise, and their two children, Dustin and Caitlin, live in Norfolk.                                                                                                                                                                               

William Rudebusch is a new math instructor at Northeast Community College in South Sioux City. A graduate of Truckee Meadows Community College-High School in Reno, NV, he earned a bachelor of science in “Pure Math” with a minor in philosophy and a master in science degree in applied math from the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR).

He previously was a math/statistics consultant and data analyst at R. DeWitt Advertising Agency in New York and at Desert Research Institute in Reno. Rudebusch was also a part-time math instructor at Western Nevada Community College in Carson, at UNR and at Truckee Meadows Community College prior to coming to Northeast.

He lives in Sioux City, IA.

Thomas Sullivan is a new math instructor on the Norfolk campus. He graduated from Grand Island Central Catholic High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in math from Hastings College and a master’s degree in administration from the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Sullivan previously worked in the banking software industry and most recently taught math for 17-years. He also operated a construction business.

He and his wife Yetta, have four children, Isaac, Jessie, Payton, and Quinn, and reside in Albion.

Steve Wagner is the new diversified manufacturing instructor at Northeast. A graduate of Norfolk Senior High School, he holds degrees from Southeast Community College – Milford and Doane College.

Wagner previously worked in management at Lindsay Manufacturing and was a business leader at Pillen Family Farms.

He and his wife, Alberta, live in Norfolk.


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