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John A. Ziegler, ’39
Mill Valley, Calif., retired from his export and property leasing business at the age of 91, handing it over to his son, John Jr., and daughter, Suzanne. During World War II, Ziegler served in the Merchant Marine, being honorably discharged at the end of the conflict with the rank of lieutenant.


Attention Alumni of the 1940s
Are you “Cougar John”? Do you know who is? Lorrin Johnson, ’56, of Bellevue is in possession of a trophy-like jug with the words “Cougar John” and the year “1948” painted on it. A friend acquired it at the 1948 “Cat & Dog Fight” (later known as the Apple Cup) under mysterious circumstances involving a barroom brawl and a lot of beer. Johnson is attempting to piece together this curious artifact’s history before sending it off to WSU’s Lewis Alumni Center. If you have any information that might be of use to him, please e-mail .

Margaret P. Corey, ’48

Pomeroy, writes that she has retired after 54 years of practicing pharmacy and is “enjoying country living, growing fruits, vegetables and flowers.”


Clayton Bradshaw, ’52
Willoughby, Ohio, and his wife, Lois, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last September. They are enjoying independent living in a comfortable retirement community near Cleveland.

Wesley B. Stone, ’54

Spokane, retired after 52 years practicing dentistry. He and his wife, Cora, will spend retirement raising their 8-year-old daughter Kelly Lee.

Harold E. Carr, ’55

Seattle, was named to the UW Department of Communication’s 2006 Alumni Hall of Fame. He recently retired from the Boeing Company after a long and successful career in public relations. His past awards include the 2004 Jay Rockey Lifetime Achievement Award from the Puget Sound Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. He also served two years as president and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Flight.

Ted Van Dyk, ’55

Seattle, was named to the UW Department of Communication’s 2006 Alumni Hall of Fame. Active in national policy and politics for more than 30 years, Ted has served as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst, Soviet specialist and intelligence analyst at the Pentagon, senior assistant to Vice President Hubert Humphrey and coordinator of foreign assistance programs in the Carter Administration. Since early 2001, he has been an editorial-page columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and has continued writing periodically for national publications.

Robert Keatley, ’56

Washington, D.C., was named to the UW Department of Communication’s 2006 Alumni Hall of Fame. Robert is the founder and editor of Hong Kong Journal, an online quarterly hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and devoted to articles about political, economic and social issues relating to Hong Kong and its neighborhood.

Attention Class of 1957
Your 50th year reunion will be held at the UW on Saturday, April 28, 2007. For more information or to help organize this event, please contact Andrea Fleming at or call 1-800-AUW-ALUM.

Guy W. Farmer, ’57
Carson City, Nev., has had his oral history, Gaming Regulation in Nevada: The Second Sawyer Administration, published by the Univ. of Nevada Oral History Program.


Attention Husky Female Student-Athletes
If you were a female student-athlete who competed prior to the 1975-76 season, the UW athletics department wants to hear from you. The UW is gathering information regarding the names and whereabouts of women who competed prior to the 1975–76 season in the following sports: archery, basketball, bowling, cross country, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, rowing, skiing, swimming, synchronized swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Former UW female student-athletes should contact Cat Clark at . On Saturday, April 7, at the Bank of America Arena in Hec Edmundson Pavilion, the department will hold a special reception and dinner to recognize the contributions of countless women who competed as Husky student-athletes. For more information see or call the Big “W” Club at 206-543-2210.

Auria E. Rosenberg, ’61

Northbrook, Ill., was recently appointed to the Advisory Council for the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Her daughter, Deena, a 1994 UW graduate, is a pilot.

Shirley M. Ruble, ’61
Seattle, reports that she was on site when the first tomb since 1922 was discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings (KV-63, officially announced in Feb. 2006). “Seven coffins and 28 jars were found just 45 feet from Tutankhamen’s tomb,” writes Ruble. “In 130 degree[s], mummies, gold jewelry and boxes were exhumed to be safely identified.” Read about Ruble’s journeys on

Jeff Howard, ’67
Seattle, was hired as principal engineer for BHC Consultants, bringing with him 34 years of experience.

John T. Bonner, ’69
Fresno, Calif., is president of the California Assoc. of Neurological Surgeons, historian of the Western Neurosurgical Society, medical consultant for the State of California Dept. of Social Services and delegate to the CMA House of Delegates from the Fresno-Madera Medical Society.

Bob Hunt, ’69, ’79
Enumclaw, and his wife, Janet Bundy Hunt, ’68, have spent their lives together learning about and exploring the world. After they married while attending the UW, Bob went to sea doing research for the Commissioned Corps—the precursor to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association—while Janet began her teaching career. They have lived in Paris, Washington, D.C., and Virginia Beach, Va., and have two daughters and two granddaughters. Bob currently works as a consulting engineer for Washington State Ferries. Janet is a reading specialist in Maple Valley.

Paul Hunter, ’69
Seattle, won a Washington State Book Award in 2005 for Breaking Ground, a collection of poems about farming.


Mark Allen, ’70
Olympia, has been a play-by-play announcer for Unlimited Hydroplane races throughout America since 1993. His analysis and color commentary for events including Seattle Seafair, Tri-Cities Columbia Cup and the San Diego Thunderboat Regatta have been featured on radio, television and public address.

Doug Coleman, ’71
Renton, joined the Tacoma Art Museum as director of finance and administration in 2005 after five years as director of finance for the Jewish Family Service of Seattle.

Rita Brogan, ’72, ’75
Seattle, was named to the UW Department of Communication’s 2006 Alumni Hall of Fame. Rita is the owner and CEO of Pacific Rim Resources, a public affairs and communications agency that focuses on civic community and the environment and has won numerous local and national awards in marketing and public relations.

Curtis C. Deane, ’73
Washington, D.C., is the new president of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, which, he writes, “promotes ethical and effective fundraising.”

William H. Dunn, ’73
Virginia Beach, Va., retired from the U.S. Navy in 2001 and is now serving as chair of the science department at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach. “One of my joys is teaching an elective in oceanography, taking me back to my Husky days,” writes Dunn, who received a degree in oceanography from the UW.

Michael J. Nutt, ’74
Cordova, Tenn., is general manager for Aesculap’s spine research and development in Bartlett, Tenn., a suburb of Memphis. His wife, Dorothy, is retired and spends much of her time visiting sisters, children and grandchildren.

Maggie Walker, ’74, ’87
Seattle, and her husband, Doug, received the 23rd Annual A.K. Guy Award from the YMCA of Greater Seattle for their volunteer contributions to the community. Maggie has served as a board volunteer, as well as president of the board, of the Henry Art Gallery, and co-chairs Campaign UW for the College of Arts & Sciences.

Marlice Morrison Gulacsik, ’75
Bellevue, married Chris Gulacsik, ’76, ’81, in 2005. As founder and principal of GA Creative, she recently received the 2006 Eastside Small Business of the Year Award from the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. This past spring, Marlice became an executive board member of Communities in Schools of Washington.

Darrell Tsukiji, ’75

Bellevue, runs Tsukiji Enterprises and is a restaurant consultant and proctor of Washington state liquor cards and King County food handler’s cards.

Robert Caro, ’77
Los Angeles, began a new position as vice president for mission and ministry at Loyola Marymount Univ., resigning from his tenured appointment in the English department, where he spent 30 years in the classroom.

Randy Y. Hirokawa, ’77, ’80
Hilo, Hawaii, was named to the UW Department of Communication’s 2006 Alumni Hall of Fame. Currently the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the Univ. of Hawaii, Hilo, Randy has also taught at Pennsylvania State Univ. and the Univ. of Iowa. His scholarship has contributed to the development of a theory called the “functional perspective,” which is recognized as one of the three most influential theories of small-group communication.


Timothy Egan, ’81
Seattle, was named to the UW Department of Communication’s 2006 Alumni Hall of Fame. A New York Times reporter for more than 16 years, Timothy won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize as part of a team working on how race is lived in America. He has also written five books, including The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, which as Columns went to press was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award.

Samuel L. Odom, ’82

Chapel Hill, N.C., was appointed director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Inst. and professor in the School of Education at the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Susan Thompson Walker, ’85
Everett, recently moved back to Washington from San Diego and bought a new home. She home schools her son Randy, 13, while her son Ryan, 14, attends Mariner High School.

Carl H. Oliveto, ’85
Tacoma, celebrates his fifteenth wedding anniversary this year with wife Ryong Bae. An attorney since 1993, Oliveto also owns a small business in Federal Way and Edmonds.

Jeff Eaton, ’86

Seattle, graduated from the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and is now a fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Assoc. as well as a clinical faculty member of the department of psychiatry in the UW School of Medicine. For his paper “The Permanent Earthquake: Notes on the Analysis of a Young Boy with Autistic Features,” Eaton received the 10th Annual Frances Tustin Memorial Prize.

Ben Pecora, ’87
Bainbridge Island, was named sports council director for the Kitsap Peninsula Visitors and Convention Bureau, bringing with him more than 15 years of experience in sports marketing, public relations, journalism, promotion and event management.

Kathleen Flenniken ’88
Seattle, is recipient of a 2005 Literary Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her first book, Famous, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was published in September by Univ. of Nebraska Press.

Beth Ann Locke Keeler, ’88

Seattle, began a new job as donor relationship manager at United Way of King County. She moved back to Seattle from Vancouver, B.C., with her husband and 15-year-old daughter.

Shawn Patrick Lightning, ’89
Edmonds, and his wife celebrated their first wedding anniversary. Shawn has three stepchildren and is the sole proprietor of Lightning Carpet Cleaning.


Elena Andresen, ’91
Gainesville, Fla., was named chair of the new Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Univ. of Florida. Elena also works as a research health scientist through the Gainesville VA and lives with her husband of 23 years, Kevin Mickelsen, in a historic house built by the first dean of the College of Education at UF.

Kathie Wise Willmore, ’93
Bremerton, is a registered nurse working at Harrison Hospital and volunteers at the Neighborhood Clinic in Tacoma. She and her husband, Simon, were married in 2003.

Loren Cochran, ’93
McLean, Va., was named director of the Freedom of Information Ctr., which is part of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Arlington, Va.

Nicole Christie, ’94
New York, started her own company, producing corporate communications for businesses—including a number of Fortune 500 companies—after moving to New York in 2004. She also keeps busy working as a freelance journalist and exploring the Big Apple.

Stephanie Pure, ’96
Seattle, ran for state representative in the 43rd Legislative Dist. in the September primary. She was selected as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2005 for her work in public policy and civic engagement. A legislative aide for Seattle City Council member Peter Steinbrueck, ’88, Pure has also served as a founding member of the Vera Project Board, a member of the CityClub Board, and as a Democratic precinct committee officer in the 43rd Legislative Dist.

Ryan G. Foltz, ’97

Seattle, has joined Betts, Patterson & Mines as an associate in the firm’s complex litigation practice group, concentrating on construction and insurance defense litigation.


Cynthia Ann Moya, ’00
Seattle, received a doctorate in sexology from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in June.

Billy Rodgers, ’00

Seattle, recently accepted the position of basketball outreach manager for the Seattle Sonics-Storm. He is also the varsity basketball coach at Ballard High School.

Natacha Chough, ’01

Vancouver, received a 2006 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship.

Joel Elgee, ’02

Liberty Lake, has worked for more than three and a half years as a project sales manager for the inland Northwest’s largest homebuilder. A graduate of the UW Business School’s entrepreneurship program and licensed realtor in both Washington and Idaho, he has sold more than 175 homes since 2003. He can be reached at 509-868-5264 and .

Charles E. Minett, ’03
Madison, Wis., began his M.B.A. at the University of Wisconsin School of Business, pursuing the real estate concentration through the Ctr. for Real Estate and Urban Land Economics.

Julie Hanify, ’04
Pittsburgh, moved with her husband to Pittsburgh in Aug. 2005 and graduated from the Univ. of Pittsburgh’s master of library and information sciences program in August.

Wendi Hillman, ’04
Edmonds, married Erik Hroncich in Sammamish on Sept. 16. Their celebration of love and laughter was shared with friends and family.

Ted Weinberg, ’04
Mercer Island, accepted a management position at Avanade, a global technology integrator in the Microsoft enterprise platform. “If you’re an experienced software development consultant with knowledge of MS technologies, including C# and .Net,” Ted encourages alumni to contact him at .

Emilie Bridon, ’05

Redmond, began working for Microsoft as part of the MSN Search team, helping premium clients with their MSN Search marketing strategies. “It is wonderful to be working at such a great company and with awesome people,” she writes.

Lynne Matsuoka, ’05

Glendale, Calif., completed her first year of medical school at the Keck School of Medicine at the Univ. of Southern California, where she is co-president of the local chapter of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Assoc.

Stephanie Schmidt, ’05
Washington, D.C., currently works for Senator William H. Frist as assistant scheduler and director of constituent services.

Stacey De Amicis, ’06

Seattle, received a 2006 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship. Her passion for science and nature motivated Stacey to become her family’s first college graduate.

Crystal Fresco, ’06

New York, married David Gifford, ’01, in July. Crystal is a teacher at the Facing History School in Manhattan and David is beginning physician assistant school at Long Island Univ., Brooklyn.

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