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Denver Metro Booster Club Contacts:

Bryan Stelmack, President


Pres Askew, Board Liaison


Recent Updates:

Ann Lopkoff ('09) is the office manager at Rocky Ford Feeders.  Prior to that, she was the general manager for CWPDA, a water augmentation group on the Arkansas Valley for 11 years and the director of office operations for the District Attorney's office. After graduating from OJC, she earned a BS in business administration from Adams State University.  A wife and mother of five grown children, Lopkoff loves to spend any free time camping and fishing in the mountains.  She is also a retired baton twirling coach and judge.

Rob Heinecke ('76) is self-employed.  Through his business, Design Drafting,  Heinecke designs buildings - mostly houses.  He has a BS in architecture.

Jermaine Stepney (AA'06) is an Ordinance Tech for the U.S. Navy. After OJC, he went on to earn a BA in Communications from the University of Northern Colorado.

Peggy Patton (AA '81) has been a Mathematics Teacher at Uintah High School for 23 years. Her work extends to the state level in Utah where she has been active in writing Math curriculums and on the negotiating committee.  She was a mentor for Math for America and is an advisor for DECA and National Honor Society.  

Donnie Bjorhus (AA '89) is the Head Golf Professional at Thermopolis Golf Course in Thermopolis, WY. He was a member of the 1988 and 1989 Region IX Champion Baseball teams at OJC.

Genia Weaver (Birt) (AS '91) is the Director of Auxiliary Services at OJC. She has been at OJC for 14 years, working as coordinator of landscape design prior to transitioning to her current position.

Lenny McBride ('65) is a retired Labor Negotiator.  After studying at Colorado State University and New College School of Law, he worked the majority of his life in San Francisco. He now resides in Atlanta.

Russell Sharp (AS '82) is an Information Technology Specialist for HQ Air Force Flight Standards Agency.

Jennifer Logan (AAS '94) is a self-employed caregiver.

Steven Mitchell (AA '05) is the Academic Coordinator - Track and Field for the University of Wyoming Athletics.

Iftihor Muhtorov (Certif '12) is a Specialist of Foreign Affairs.

Chad Stapleton (AA '04) is a Senior Internal Sales Consultant for Janus Capital Group.


Seth Franzman Scholarship

Pictured are: (l-r) Jim Rizzuto, president of Otero Junior College; Barbara Franzman, scholarship donor; Lindsay Broce, Cheraw, recipient of the 2009-2010 Franzman Family Scholarship and Seth Franzman, scholarship donor and 1958 OJC alumnus.

Seth Franzman (1958), has visited Otero Junior College several times over the past few years with his wife, Barbara. Originally from the Crowley County and Cheraw communities, Seth now lives in Phoenix, Ariz., where he is retired from the Arizona Department of Revenue, Property Tax Division.

The Franzman family has recently established three scholarships for Otero Junior College students; The Franzman Family Scholarship, The Franzman Family Nursing Scholarship and, most recently, The Franzman Family International Scholarship.