1950s

Maxine Softky LeBeau, ’54, and her husband, Gerald, were featured in the Spring 2010 issue of Cow Country magazine, which is produced by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. The LeBeaus continue to live on the ranch near McFadden, Wyo., that was homesteaded by Gerald’s grandfather in the 1880s.

Craig Leiser, ’58, has been installed as the 2010-11 governor of Rotary International District 5960, which includes 3,100 members in 65 Rotary and five Rotaract (young men and women) clubs in Minnesota and Wisconsin. A ceramic engineer, he owns a consulting business called Kismet Group Ltd.

1960s

Eileen Allen, ’63, ’66, recently published her book, I Like Being Old: A Guide to Making the Most of Aging. The 92-year-old Seattleite spent her career as a child development specialist in university settings, including the UW.

Louise Bryson, ’66, has completed her term as chair of the board of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles. She spent four years as board chair, two years as vice chair and 12 years as a board member. The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts.

1970s

Richard Tracey, ’72, ’89, is director of Curriculum & Assessment for Evans Newton Inc., of Scottsdale, Ariz., where he publishes K-12 student and teacher resources for English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.

Pamela Transue, ’73, president of Tacoma Community College, was honored in June when she received the 2010 President’s Award for Community Leadership from the Washington Trustees Association of Community and Technical Colleges. In addition, Tacoma Community College named its Center for Science & Engineering in her honor.

Loren Carpenter, ’74, ’76, is chief scientist of Pixar, which in July released Toy Story 3, its 11th feature film. A former computer graphics researcher and developer for Boeing and Lucasfilm, he has received two Academy Awards for his contributions to the motion picture industry through the invention and development of the RenderMan software.

Laura Dassow Walls, ’76, ’78, received the 2010 Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians for her book The Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America. The award honors the best book published in American social, intellectual or cultural history. She is a professor of English at the University of South Carolina, where she holds the Chair of Southern Letters.

J. Miguel Santos, ’78, Boeing Commercial Airplanes director of international sales for Africa and the Middle East, was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in the United Kingdom. Santos has been with Boeing for 31 years.

1980s

Rich Pang, ’89, retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. He holds a master’s degree in astronautical and aeronautical engineering from the UW and spent 21 years in the Air Force.

1990s

Patricia Lock-Dawson, ’91, was appointed to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. A political adviser and strategist who specializes in governmental affairs, she develops programs to balance conflicting objectives and public uses. A member of the Riverside Land Conservancy board of governors, she was appointed president of the Inland Empire Chapter of California Women Lead, a statewide women’s leadership organization.

Kathryn Hagy, ’93, was awarded a 2010 Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to teach and create new artwork in Kathmandu, Nepal, this fall. She was recently promoted to associate art professor and chair of the Department of Communications, Literature and Arts at Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Danielle Miller, ’99, ’03, is program manager for the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, which received the 2009 national Network Library of the Year award from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Network, part of the Library of Congress.

2000s

Faraz Zarghami, ’06, has been hired as a media assistant for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell in Washington, D.C.

Tracy Turnure, ’08, was named Miss Washington 2010. Tracy, who rowed for the UW women’s novice crew in 2004-05, works for WA Partners, a commercial real estate company, and does modeling on the side. Her fraternal twin sister, Tara, was Miss Washington in 2009.

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