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1940s

Edwin Guthman, ’44

Pacific Palisades, Calif., was one of the 11 alumni named to the UW Dept. of Communication’s Hall of Fame for 2005. He has been a reporter and editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times and Los Angeles Times. He won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1950 for a series that cleared the name of UW Professor Melvin Rader, who had been accused of attending a Communist training school.

Jack Greenewald, ’47

Anacortes, owned and operated newspaper, printing and publishing companies in Bellevue for 25 years and then purchased a travel agency. He notes that he has traveled throughout the world for 30 years.

Don Kraft, ’48

Seattle, was named to the UW Dept. of Communication’s Hall of Fame for his outstanding career and many years of public service. Kraft founded one of Seattle’s major advertising agencies, now part of Publicis West. He served as secretary-treasurer of the American Assoc. of Advertising Agencies, president of the Rotary Club of Seattle, president of the UW Alumni Assoc., and chair of the UW Tyee Board. He was also a founding member of the Columns Advisory Committee.

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1950s

Clayton H. Bradshaw, ’52

Willoughby, Ohio, has moved with his wife from their home in Lyndhurst, Ohio, to a retirement community. He writes that he “thoroughly enjoys the absence of household responsibilities.”

Tom Koenninger, ’53

Vancouver, editor emeritus and columnist at The Columbian, is a member of the UW Dept. of Communication’s Alumni Hall of Fame. In addition to his journalism career, he has served as chair of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and as a member of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve Trust Board.

Suzanne M. Paulsen, ’54, ’59

Lynchburg, Va., reports that she has decided to retire while she is still healthy and hopes to “age gracefully.”

Neil McReynolds, ’56

Bellevue, was inducted into the UW Dept. of Communication’s Alumni Hall of Fame on Oct. 20. McReynolds has won more than 30 national and state awards throughout his career. He was editor of the Bellevue American (now the King County Journal) for seven years. In 1967, Gov. Dan Evans, ’48, ’49, named him press secretary, a position he held for six years. In 2003, he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Public Relations Society of America.

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1960s

Gary L. Jackson, ’60

Yakima, is the owner of St. Hilaire Cellars. In conjunction with UW Regent Craig Cole, he has developed two wines that celebrate the contribution of Hispanic farm workers to the Washington wine industry. The wines are called “Fiesta en Blanco” and “Fiesta en Rojo.” Proceeds will go to scholarship funds to support the education of farm workers’ children.

Don M. Gulliford, ’61, ’68

Mercer Island, retired from Gulliford, McGaughey & Dunlap after 38 years of practice. He now does mediations and arbitrations for the Washington Administrator of Courts.

Auria E. Rosenberg, ’61

Northbrook, Ill., is chair of the world languages department at Phillips High School Academy. Her daughter Deena R. Rosenberg, ’91, is a pilot and was recently married to fellow pilot Knut Sveinsson. The couple resides in Estes Park, Colo.

Shirley Ruble, ’61

Seattle, recently traveled Canada’s Gulf Islands and Sunshine Coast by charter boat and float plane and took photographs for her travelogues.

Gordon Fouts, ’62

Kirkland, is vice president of Puget Sound Properties and was recently appointed chairman of the M-Bar-C-Ranch. Located on Whidbey Island, the ranch allows children who are physically, mentally, emotionally or financially disadvantaged to learn to ride horses and participate in ranch activities.

Lawrence K. Altman, ’66

New York, received the Univ. of California, San Francisco’s Career Award for writing more than 3,500 articles as a medical correspondent for the New York Times. He was also honored for his book, Who Goes First? The Story of Self-Experimentation in Medicine. Altman is one of the few medical doctors in the nation who works as a full-time reporter for a daily newspaper.

David Marriott, ’67

Seattle, was inducted into the UW Dept. of Communication’s Alumni Hall of Fame Oct. 20. He is a 30-year public relations professional and his career spans broadcast journalism, politics, and corporate and agency public relations. He currently serves as a member of the Centrum Foundation Board and the Seattle Center Advisory Commission.

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1970s

Patricia Foote, ’71

Seattle, was named to the UW Dept. of Communication’s Alumni Hall of Fame on Oct. 20. She has worked as a reporter, arts and entertainment editor and news feature editor, and is currently the assistant managing editor/administration at the Seattle Times. She taught journalism at the UW from 1986 to 1990 and was a founding member of the Columns Advisory Committee.

Julie Wilkinson Kimberlin, ’71

Temecula, Calif., will have a photograph of one of her quilts published in a book this month. Her husband recently retired from the U.S. Forest Service. Her daughter, Elysse, is a senior at the UW majoring in English. Kimberlin writes that “like her mother, Elysse loves Seattle and the UW.”

Myra Rintamaki, ’71, ’05

Lynnwood, has established a memorial scholarship to honor her son, Cpl. Steven A. Rintamaki, who was killed in combat in Iraq. Her goal is to raise $25,000 to establish a scholarship in her son’s name through the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Donations can be made to <www.marine-scholars.org> or at any Key Bank in the Seattle region by using Steven Rintamaki’s name.

Patty Smiley, ’71

Los Angeles, reports that her second mystery novel, Cover Your Assets, was published by Mysterious Press, an imprint of Time Warner, in November. Her first novel, False Profits, was published last year and was on the Los Angeles Times best-seller list.

Kathleen Currie, ’72

Poulsbo, is a professional storyteller and has been performing since 1983. She will perform at the Forest Storytelling Festival in Port Angeles, and then she will teach storytelling at the Singapore Intl. School in Suzhou, China.

Richard A. Hopkins, ’72

Kent, is the 2005 recipient of the Carl Alwin Schenck Memorial Award, which recognizes outstanding performance in the field of forestry education. Hopkins has been a faculty member in the national resources department at Green River Community College for the past 11 years.

Micki Flowers, ’73

Seattle, a recently retired KIRO-TV reporter and anchor and a longtime community activist, was named to the UW Dept. of Communication’s Alumni Hall of Fame Oct. 20. She has also volunteered for professional organizations such as the Seattle chapter of the National Assoc. of Black Journalists and the Junior League of Seattle.

Jean Godden, ’73

Seattle, an award-winning journalist and columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Seattle Times, was named to the UW Dept. of Communication’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Godden serves on the Seattle City Council. She has been active in many community organizations, including the League of Women Voters, United Way and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Michael J. Kubat, ’75

Virginia Beach, Va., is doing licensed clinical social work in a private practice following 20 years in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence officer. He is married with three children.

Betty Torrell, ’76, ’81

Seattle, was recently awarded a fellowship for advanced study or research from the American Inst. of Architects Scholarship Committee.

Jannie Des Rosiers-Berman, ’77

Portland, Conn., has just finished her master’s of library science degree at Southern Connecticut State Univ. She works as the library media specialist at Brownstone Intermediate School.

Roger J. Harper, ’77

Seattle, won the Natl. Hot Rod Assoc. CarQuest Seattle drag race in July. There are only 22 of these races throughout the country each year. He writes, “It’s most racers’ dream to win an event of this magnitude but few people ever get to the final round, let alone win one of these in their career.”

Sandra O’Connor, ’77

Greensboro, N.C., was recently elected treasurer of the North Carolina Assoc. of Realtors, which has 35,000 members. She will begin her term in January.

Evelyn Keiko Iritani, ’78

South Pasadena, Calif., was inducted into the UW Dept. of Communication’s Alumni Hall of Fame on Oct. 20. Iritani shared a Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for a seven-part investigative series on Wal-Mart published in the Los Angeles Times.

Lydia Simpson, ’78

Lacey, works for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture as a statistician in Olympia. Previously she worked for the USDA in Seattle; Boise, Idaho; Cheyenne, Wyo.; and Washington, D.C.

Teresa Delaney, ’79

Lake Oswego, Ore., was the chairperson for the Cheetah Conservation Fund’s National Run for the Cheetah, a 5K and 8K run/walk that took place in October.

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1980s

Nancy Beckage, ’80

Riverside, Calif., is currently a professor of entomology and cell biology and neuroscience at the Univ. of California, Riverside. She received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship of Undergraduate Research in June. In 2003 she was elected a fellow of the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science.

Steven W. Berenter, ’80

Boise, Idaho, is a partner in the law firm of Hawley Troxell Ennis and Hawley. He has been listed as one of the top attorneys in his field by Chambers & Partners, a London firm that publishes an annual guide to leading lawyers.

Peron Hart, ’80

Edmonds, is a structural engineer and was recently elected president of the Seattle chapter of the Structural Engineers Assoc. of Washington. His son, Andrew, is a freshman at the UW.

Joanne Cunningham Schneider, ’80

Tucson, Ariz., moved to Tucson in 2002 and is volunteering with a south Tucson clinic. She is also active with the humanitarian group No More Deaths, which is a desert outreach program serving the Arizona-Mexico border.

Glen Martens, ’83

Portland, Ore., was recently promoted to general manager of the Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. Portland recycling operations. He moved to Portland with his wife, Jan, and “my future Husky,” his 2-year-old son, Nicholas, after working in Seattle for 15 years.

Donal Carbaugh, ’84

Easthampton, Mass., was inducted into the UW Dept. of Communication’s Alumni Hall of Fame Oct. 20. A communications professor at the Univ. of Massachusetts, he is a leading scholar and author on issues of culture and communication.

Heather Doran Barbieri, ’85

Seattle, reports that her latest novel, Snow in July, is now available in paperback.

Jason Craig, ’86

Issaquah, is currently an associate broker with Windermere Real Estate and enjoys working with UW alumni. He and his wife, Gina, have two children, Katie, 3, and Jack, 2. Jason writes that he has been taking Jack to the Husky spring football game to get him “into Husky thinking early.”

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1990s

Marc Galvagno, ’93

Bothell, is president of Air Van Lines, and was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal asone of the top 40 Puget Sound executives under the age of 40. Galvagno is also a member of the UWAA Board of Trustees.

Penny Klesterer, ’94

Austin, Texas, completed her master’s in counseling at St. Edward’s Univ. in Austin. She also was recently promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

Christopher Ramos, ’94

Seattle, is Web director at Fisher Communications—a northwest media company operating 10 television stations and 26 radio stations. He is currently working on a master of science in computer systems.

Heather Boylan Perez, ’95

Northridge, Calif., and her husband, Joe, welcomed their son, Samuel, into the world on Feb. 7.

Mark Palek, ’96

Spokane, is president of Spokane Falls Community College.

Lori Lei Matsukawa, ’97

Seattle, was named by the UW Dept. of Communication to its Alumni Hall of Fame. She is an award-winning journalist and anchor at KING 5 and KONG TV. She is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and a founding member of the Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalists Assoc.

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2000s

Erin Fullner, ’00

Tualatin, Ore., will be relocating to Seattle this month after concluding a judicial clerkship with Judge Steven L. Maurer.

Jay Gomez, ’00

Santa Cruz, Calif., and his wife, Kimberly, ’00, sell residential and commercial property together as “Team Gomez.” Their Web site is <www.santacruzin.com>. Jay currently coaches the Santa Cruz High School girls varsity soccer team. Kimberly coaches the Santa Cruz High School varsity swim team.

Howard Wu, ’00

Seattle, created BEAN, a non-profit organization providing service and networking opportunities for young professionals in the Seattle area. It currently has more than 1,000 members.

Jennifer R. Burger, ’01

Spokane Valley, is working as a physician assistant in a family practice in Spokane. Her husband, Everett, is a health-care systems analyst.

Brian Leyde, ’01, ’02

Seattle, writes that he and his wife, Karly, were married on June 4. They now live just blocks from “former UW stomping grounds.” He is a public accountant in Lynnwood. He enjoyed a “fantastic trip” to Scandinavia this summer with the Husky Alumni Marching Band.

Ariana Fillips, ’02

Pleasanton, Calif., received her master of arts in music education from California State Univ., Hayward in June.

Noah Purcell, ’02 Cambridge, Mass., and Ryan Spear, ’97, were both selected as editors of the Harvard Law Review. Purcell writes that he “doesn’t want to toot his own horn” but says UW pride has gotten the best of him.

Brian Schorr, ’02

Annandale, Va., earned his M.B.A. at George Washington Univ. in May.

Autumn Brown Niles, ’03

Fircrest, writes she “married, bought a house, and graduated all in the year 2003.” She is working toward a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. She is currently working at Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center.

Marie Esch-Radike, ’04

Auburn, has accepted a tenure-track position teaching nursing at Highline Community College, where her specialty is maternal-child nursing. She and her husband, Ed Mills, have four grown children and one grandson.

Nicholas Feris, ’04

Seattle, writes that he and Cindy were married in Richmond, B.C., in 2004. The wedding was a traditional Sikh ceremony with sitar players and bhangra dancing. Both he and Cindy work as pharmacists in the Seattle area. They plan to travel to India to visit Cindy’s family and volunteer their services in a medical center for the underserved.

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