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Leonard Saari, ’51, and his wife, Ruth Simon Saari, ’51, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary March 22 in Sun City West, Ariz. They were married during spring break of their senior year, when Len was elected editor of The Daily. He later served as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Lloyd Meeds, while she served as public relations officer for the Washington, D.C., Heart Association. Len later was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve as Pacific Northwest Secretarial Representative to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

Glenn H. Keitel, ’52, ’54, authored Scene From the Sidewalk—A Guide to Public Art in the Twin Cities (Adventure Publications, Cambridge, Minn., 2010). His career included a year at Cambridge University on a Fulbright fellowship, and six years in Bay Area electronic companies. He then moved into academia and spent five years at San Jose State University, ending as department chair. He also spent a year as Electronics Liaison Scientist at the U.S. Office of Naval Research in London, two years as department chair at Drexel Institute of Technology and 10 years as dean at Bucknell University. He returned to industry and operated his computer consultancy for 25 years. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Laurel, ’53.


Jim Olson, ’63, is having an exhibit of his work at Washington State University’s Museum of Art this fall. Jim Olson: Architecture for Art will be exhibited from Sept. 30-Dec. 10. He is founder of the internationally recognized Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig Architects.


Richard P. McQuellon, ’71, published The Art of Conversation Through Serious Illness: Lessons for Caregivers, with colleague Michael Cowan. McQuellon is professor of hematology and oncology, and director of Psychosocial Oncology & Cancer Patient Support Programs at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Robb Weller, ’72, was named executive vice president of programming and production at MUSL TV, the Muscle, Ultra-Sports and Lifestyle Network. A longtime partner at Weller/Grossman Productions, Weller received the UWAA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2008.

Rick Osterhout, ’76, ’78, was named vice president of sales and marketing in the Sustainable Living Innovations division at Collins Woerman, a Seattle architecture firm. He is a former president of the UW Alumni Association.

Archer Macy, ’78, recently retired as a Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, after more than 39 years of service.


Alan Sugiyama, ’84, received the first Distinguished Alumni Award given by Seattle Central Community College. Sugiyama was recognized for his contributions to the community and his advocacy for human rights as an SCCC student. He received the UW’s Charles E. Odegaard Award in 2007 for his work on behalf of diversity.

Chris Bailey, ’85, has been named president of Lower Columbia College in Longview. He previously was vice president of human resources and legal affairs at Centralia College.


Michael J. Kammerer, ’02, recently took command of Headhunter Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st United States Cavalry at Fort Bliss, Texas. The 1st Squadron, 1st United States Cavalry, is the oldest cavalry squadron and most decorated battalion-sized unit in the Army.