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JANICE BAUMBACK, ’44, of Iowa City, Iowa, received a Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from Mortar Board for her scholarship, leadership and service.

ELEANOR SHEECE KANE, ’45, was one of the Huskies who competed with Cougs at Wheatland Village, a retirement community in Walla Walla, to donate pet food to the Blue Mountain Humane Society. Eleanor reports the Huskies edged out Cougs but the two groups raised 368 pounds of food for pets in need.


STAN BARER, ’63, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western Returned Scholars Association in the People’s Republic of China. Barer negotiated the resumption of shipping service between the People’s Republic of China and the U.S. in 1979.

MARY KOSS BRANOM, ’68, is spending 27 months of service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Azerbaijan, to honor the memory of her late husband, Bill Branom, ’67, ’68, ’75.

LLOYD HARA, ’62, ’64, was re-elected King County Assessor in November.


BEN ALBRECHT, ’73, has been named vice president of operations at Mountain Gear, Inc., a Spokane-based retailer.

HEIDI E. MORGAN, ’77, of Normandy Park, has been elected president and chair of the board of Morpac Industries, Inc.

ROBERT J. ROGERS, ’77, received the 2011 Alumni of the Year award from the Chicago Medical School.

GLEN R. STREAM, ’78, ’82, ’85, has been named president of the American Academy of Family Physicians.


GREGORY G. DESS, ’80, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bern in Switzerland. He holds the Andrew Cecil Endowed Chair in applied ethics at the University of Texas at Dallas.

KEVIN HANSEN, ’82, is vice president for investments with UBS Financial Services Inc. in Seattle.

KATE RILEY, ’85, has been promoted to editorial page editor at The Seattle Times.

STEVEN SNOW, ’89, ’94, an associate professor of government and politics at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y., received an Excellence in Teaching Award.


JENNIFER KAMSULA, ’99, is director of gift planning for the Fort Vancouver National Trust in Vancouver, Wash. A graduate of the UW School of Law, she previously was a litigator.

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

TERRY REDMOND, ’94, a UW football letterman, was named national marketing and sales manager at Search-Placement Marketing Company.

JOHN DACEY, ’97, has been appointed as a speechwriter for the deputy director of National Intelligence Integration in Washington, D.C.


STEVE HILBERT, ’00, has joined the Rainier Group as a wealth management consultant.

RICHARD HEITMANN, ’01, was appointed vice president of marketing for Aspera, in Emeryville, Calif.

DANIEL R. BENTSON, ’05, has joined the Bullivant Houser Bailey PC law firm, after a one-year clerkship with the Washington State Supreme Court and time as a captain and prosecutor in the U.S. Army J.A.G. Corps.

ALLISON KOESTER, ’09, ’11, has been appointed as a faculty member at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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