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Julie W. Weston, ’67, ’69, received honorable mention in the 2009 Idaho Book of the Year Award for her first book, The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town.

Christine Renhard Stenstrom, ’69, reports that her book, Cherry Blossom Trees Literary Writings and Artworks, is a finalist in three categories for the USA Book News “Best Books 2010” Awards: Art-General, Gift & Specialty.


Carol Anita Ryan, ’70, had her book, Right Now Is Perfect: A Romance, An Adventure, The Unexpected Thereafter published recently.

Craig Andersen, ’71, writes that his daughter, Laura Andersen, ’09, also the daughter of Christine M. Andersen, was admitted to the doctoral program in materials engineering at the University of California, San Diego. She received a scholarship that will provide for all tuition expenses and $2,000 per month for five years. Laura earned her B.S. in materials engineering at the UW.

William R. Phillips, ’71, ’75, has been appointed to the Theodore J. Phillips Endowed Professorship in Family Medicine at the UW School of Medicine. He also is a clinical professor of health services in the UW School of Public Health and senior associate editor of the primary-care research journal Annals of Family Medicine.

Janet Sears, ’71, has been elected to the board of Seattle Dance Project.

David W. Wilma, ’71, is co-author of two new books published by the University of Washington Press: Power for the People: A History of Seattle City Light, and Hope on the Hill: The First Century of Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Eleanor Valentin, ’75, received the 2010 Women of Color Technologist of the Year Award. She is a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, commander of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Navy Medicine Support Command and director of the Navy’s Medical Service Corps.

Edmund Joyce, ’77, has been elected to the board of the San Diego Press Club. Joyce, environmental reporter for KPBS radio in San Diego, earned six press club awards for his work in 2010.

Greg Fellman, ’79, was named the 2010 Business Person of the Year for Service/Retail in the 11th annual Idaho State Journal Business Awards. He is manager of J.C. Penney at the Pine Ridge Mall in Pocatello, Idaho.

Dean Jamieson, ’79, was re-elected and installed as the Region 8/Pacific Northwest Councillor of the American Guild of Organists at its 2010 national convention in Washington, D.C.


Paul J. Hoffman, ’83, recently retired from active duty after more than 27 years in the U.S. Navy. He now works as an Air Force civilian contingency planner at the U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command—Global Strike in Omaha, Neb.

Todd Strumwasser, ’84, has been named vice president of medical affairs for Swedish Medical Center’s First Hill campus. A board-certified anesthesiologist, he was chief of staff the past two years.

Susan Miller Froderberg, ’86, had her first novel, Old Border Road, published by Little, Brown Book Group.


Karen Turner Lee, ’95, has been appointed to the Western Washington University Board of Trustees. Lee is a former UW Alumni Association president.

Tisha Pagalilauan, ’95, ’98, has joined Cascadia Law Group, a Northwest environmental law firm. She had been a partner at K&L Gates. She is a member of the UW Alumni Association Board of Trustees, the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle and the Filipino Lawyers of Washington board.

Jean Hernandez, ’96, has been named president of Edmonds Community College. She had been vice president for instruction and interim president at South Seattle Community College.