Alumni in the News

TO RE-ENTER PRIVATE LAW PRACTICE, retired state Supreme Court justice Gerry L. Alexander, ’58, ’64, had to re-apply to the bar association. The application asked what legal work he had done since leaving the bar in 1973. In fact, Alexander is a legend in state legal circles. He served as a judge for 38 years, including the past 17 years on the state’s highest court, three terms of that as chief justice. At 75, Alexander —the longest serving chief justice in state history—took mandatory retirement on Dec. 31. But two days later, he returned to the Temple of Justice in Olympia— to serve as pro tem justice with the high court and finish cases he heard before retiring. He also began teaching a seminar course for UW Law School externs. “I’m not ready for Sun City,” Alexander says.—Stuart Glascock

George Fleming, ’64, was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in December for his performances in the 1960 and 1961 Rose Bowl games. Fleming later served in the Washington State Legislature.

Stacy Williams Kendall, ’06, is style director and co-founder of Gray magazine, a new digital and print magazine about style and design in the Pacific Northwest.

Steven Kim, ’97, ’00, a prosecutor for King County, was invited by the South Korean government to spend six months in Seoul teaching Korean prosecutors trial-practice skills and lecturing on the American criminal justice system.

Deborah Parker, ’99, received the National Indian Education Association’s Parent of the Year Award. Parker, a Tulalip Tribes member, was recognized for her leadership in the Tulalip community and for fighting racism on the Marysville School Board.

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, ’94, was named Corporate Center Diversity Affairs Director at Nordstrom after 16 years as the company’s Corporate Diversity Affairs Specialist. She was UWAA president in 2010-11.

Lori Dauphiny, ’85, head coach of Princeton’s undefeated women’s crew, is the 2011 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Coach of the Year. Princeton won the I Eight title in 2011 and 2006.

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