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DAVID WOOD, ’52, has marked 35 years as a lobbyist in Olympia that has resulted in more public scrutiny of children’s courts, saving disability centers, requiring booster seats for children and more. He and his wife, Joyce, have six children. He was editor of the The Daily from 1951 to 1952 and is a life member of the UW Alumni Association.


RICK SUNDBERG, ’66, received the 2013 Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects Seattle in recognition of his design leader service and mentoring the next generation of design leaders.

WILLIAM G. CHRYSTAL, ’69, ’70, received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis for his scholarly achievements.


JACKIE SPURLOCK, ’71, has been appointed branch manager of the downtown Vancouver Community Library in Vancouver, Wash. Spurlock previously was the branch manager of Battle Ground Community Library for 12 years.

RICHARD BENNETT, ’76, published a memoir titled The Travels and Adventures of Our Pleasure: A Family’s Nine-Year Sailing Adventure Around 95 Percent of the World.


ROBERT HORTON, ’80, was approved for the Fulbright Specialist Roster for a five-year term in which he will be available for teaching, consulting and advising at institutions overseas. Horton has been reviewing movies for The Herald of Everett for 30 years. He also was on the adjunct faculty of Seattle University in film studies.

DAVID AVERILL, ’81, has been appointed Interim associate dean for curriculum at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pa., where he is currently professor of physiology in the Department of Basic Science.

BRIGITTE TENNIS, ’81, ’82, is one of 50 teachers profiled in a book titled American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom by Katrina Fried. It was published by Welcome Books.

ELIZABETH LINNEMANN HILL, ’82, is retiring after 30 years in the human resources field. Hill is currently the owner and designer at The Common Thread in Sequim.

TERESA VAUGHN, ’84, joined Kindred Healthcare, Inc., as director of case management for its First Hill location in Seattle.

LETA GORMAN, ’89, has been named to the Top 25 Women Oregon Super Lawyers list for her achievements with her peers and clients. She is a shareholder at Jordan Ramis PC of Portland and her law practice specializes in insurance coverage and defense.

DAVID BOARDMAN, ’83, recently left The Seattle Times, where he was executive editor and senior vice president, to become dean of the School of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia.


CARTER LATENDRESSE, ’90, ’92, has been named Teacher of the Future by the National Association of Independent Schools for his work inspiring students and his role as a leader among his colleagues and peers. Latendresse is a 6th grade English teacher at Catlin Gabel in Portland.

DARIN M. KLEMCHUK, ’90, was elected managing partner of Klemchuk Kubasta LLP, an intellectual law firm in Dallas.

JIM CLARKE, ’91, co-founded Olympic Investment Group, a full-service boutique investment firm in Edmonds.

CONNIE J. GORES, ’95, is the new president of Southwest Minnesota State University. She had been vice president for student life and development at Winona State University. She holds a doctorate in higher education administration from the UW.

CHAD MILLER, ’97, was promoted to partner at Ernst & Young LLP’s Assurance practice.

GENESIS STEELE, ’98, ’05, was recognized as one of 20 individuals recognized at the St. Louis American Foundation’s Salute to Young Leaders Networking Awards Reception. She is interim director of the African-American Male Initiative at St. Louis Community College.

MATTHEW RUNDORFF, ’98, was promoted to partner at Ernst & Young LLP’s Tax practice. He also volunteers in many non-profit youth athletic organizations in Snohomish County.


CLAIRE S. HULSE, ’00, has been accorded the status of Certified Legal Specialist, Immigration and Nationality Law, by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

CHRISTOPHER RUNYAN, ’03, is currently serving at the White House as Director for African Affairs on the National Security Staff.

DANIEL LINEHAN, ’04, a dancer and choreographer, was honored as “The Best New Choreographer You’ve Never Heard of” by Seattle’s Velocity Dance Center. Linehan is recognized internationally for being on the cutting edge of experimental dance.

ROBIN ENGLE, ’07, has been promoted to development director of Columbia Riverkeeper, a non-profit organization that works to protect clean water and healthy communities.

WESTON HOVDE, ’09, graduated at the top of his class from Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga.

E’BRAUNE K. CROWDER, ’09, has been deployed to the Arabian Gulf on the U.S.S. Harry Truman. He will be there for up to nine months.

SARAH BOONE, ’13, received a 2013 Mortar Board Fellowship and will continue her studies at the University of Oxford in England to pursue a master’s degree in water science, politics and management.

HELEN TILGHMAN, ’12, joined the University of Dayton rowing staff as the novice coach. Tilghman will coordinate walk-on tryouts and coach new students.