Steve Vee

Profile Updated: October 4, 2015
Steve Vee
Residing In Rockford, IL USA
Spouse/Partner Joy
Occupation Retired
Children Annette
Yes! Attending Reunion

Graduated Mankato State 1965
Lettered 4 yrs in tennis, team captain 1969
MS Purdue University 1971
Married 1971, daughter born 1977, divorced 1979
Married Joy 1985
Taught biology at Rock Valley College 1972-2001
Coached Men's Tennis 1978-2011, Women's Tennis 2000-2011. Teams won 4 NJCAA National Championships. Inducted into NJCAA Men's Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame 2002. Inducted into NJCAA Women's Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame 2004.
Sabbaticals studying tropical biology in Jamaica (1987)and Costa Rica (1997)
Love to travel, fish, play tennis, play golf and paint (Van Gogh replicas, "Van Vees") in my retirement. Enjoy our grandchildren.

Won Rockford Senior Golf Championship twice.

School Story

My best High School memory is watching the wrestling team win the State Championship held at MSC. I don't think anything could match our excitement as when the over-matched Rudnik pinned three-time state champion Leopold to clinch the Scarlet victory.

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Posted on: Oct 04, 2015 at 9:14 AM

Leaving Mankato after a great reunion. Thursday night was electric, everyone excited at seeing classmates they hadn't seen in years. Friday we visited the cemetery and a realization crept in that I might never return to the place I was raised and my family is buried.
We shared this weekend a moment in time that can never be recreated. If I came back next week, everyone would be scattered to far ends of the country. I could walk the streets and know no one, save a few classmates who live in Mankato , but who have returned to their
normal routines.
So it's a mixture of nostalgia, sadness and elation that I'm left with. Hope we have a 55th and 60th, and hope I'm around and able to enjoy them. Hope you all are too. Thanks to all the people who worked so hard to make it possible.

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I taught environmental science classes for 30 years. I always told my students that Nature Conservancy was the best organization going. They didn't litigate or lobby, they just bought and preserved. What a meaningful career you had!

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Posted on: Sep 18, 2015 at 7:55 PM

you were always high energy in high school, so I'm not surprised you accomplished so much and have so many interests. Look forward to seeing you

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Livin' the good life in California!

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