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Alumni Vote – March 2011

Did you have a classmate who went on to become famous? Who is it?

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14 Responses to Alumni Vote – March 2011

  1. Tina Marlene Goodman says:

    Tina Marlene Goodman (Philosophy BA 1994) is The March Featured Poet of The Horror Zine, March 2011 issue.

  2. Lisa Lindstrom says:

    Heather Brooke (Communications ’93), best known as one of the leading figures exposing the British House of Commons’ resistance to disclosing expenses of Members of Parliament (MPs), generating a furor that culminated in the resignation of Speaker Michael Martin.

  3. Mark Kantonen says:

    Dr. Bernie Gratzer, Former chief aerodynamacist for Boeing and professor or aerodynamics at the UW. He has changed the look of the modern airplane with his aerodynamic winglet that is seen on Boeing 737ng, 757, 767, 737 Classics and on gulf steams business jets, Falcons and Hawkers. Not only did Dr Gratzer perfect the performance of the Winglet, with its introduction it has saved more fuel and reduced more green house gases than any other aviation invention in the past 15 years.

  4. Sue Williams says:

    Jean Smart – 1974 UW School of Drama

    Emmy Award winning actress most well known for her outstanding TV roles on Designing Women, Frazier, Samantha Who, 24, and Hawaii Five-O. Star of many movies and Broadway plays, with a recent Tony nomination for The Man who Came to Dinner.

  5. Ray Price says:

    Paul Magers, UW ’77, fellow Phi Delt, is our CBS 2 News anchor here in Southern California. Winner of several Emmy Awards & Golden Mike. Had guest anchor postion for the NBC Nightly News and the Today Show.

  6. Carmela Conroy says:

    Adam Smith, Law Dawg ’90, is now a U.S. Congressman from the great state of Washington’s 9th District.

  7. Carmela Conroy says:

    Carmela Conroy, Jackson School of International Studies (B.A.,’84) and School of Law (J.D., ’90) is the U.S. Consul General in Lahore, Pakistan. She leads about two dozen Americans and 160 Pakistanis to represent the United States in Punjab Province, population about 90 million.

  8. June Simon says:

    Hooray for Jean Smart. She is an amazing actress!
    Also remember Dawn Wells. She was my Alpha Chi sister. Went on to become Mary Ann on Gilligan’s

  9. Jeffrey Smith says:

    Ken Troske (BA, economics, 1984) is now a tenured full professor at the University of Kentucky and just recently finished serving on the Congressional Oversight Panel for the TARP bailout. He is well published, too.

    His website is here:

  10. Marla (Bottemiller) Kojima says:

    Bruce W. Clingan, (BA, Chemistry, 1977) is now Vice Admiral Bruce W. Clingan, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy. We went to preschool, grade school, junior high, high school in Bellevue and to the University of Washington together! Bruce also graduated from with a Masters of Science from the University of Southern California. He received his commission via the NROTC program. He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), the Legion of Merit (four awards), the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), among others. And the best part? He delayed a move half a day to attend my father’s funeral. I’ll never forget his kindness: A great UW friend, officer and gentleman.

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  12. Teresa Nowak says:

    Bruce W.Clingan is a magnificent man, gentleman in every way

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