December 1996 Alumnotes









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Herta Albrecht Murphy, '30, Seattle, was a UW faculty member from 1946 to 1974. Since retiring, she has been a property manager. She and Professor Herbert Hildebrandt continue to write, and the seventh edition of their textbook Effective Business Communications is due soon.

Robert W. McCament, '33, Ventura, Calif., retired in 1974 after 40 years in the oil business, the last two in Scotland. He now writes poetry for a monthly magazine.

Virginia Norwood Barnett, '34, Bainbridge Island, is part of a three-generation UW family. Her mother, Elizabeth Herren, graduated in 1990, and a son graduated in the 1960s.

Howard Tuttle, '35, Seattle , and his wife, Ruth, '35, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He is a founding partner of Karr Tuttle Campbell, a Seattle law firm. Also celebrating the milestone were Clarence Campbell, '30, and his wife, Vivian, '58.

Robert Sylvester, '36, Seattle, was among 10 members of the civil engineering class of '36 who held a 60th reunion at the Faculty Club on June 27. Attending were Robert McKinstry, '36, Clyde Hill; William Shannon, '36, Seattle; Thomas Anderson, '36, Tacoma; William Elfendahl, '36, Seattle; William McClaskey, '36, Anchorage, Alaska; Emil Jensen, '36, Stanwood; Bruce Olsen, '36, Seattle; Frank Keniston, '36, Tacoma; and Harry Wallin, '36, San Mateo, Calif.

Francine Haines Mills, '37, Edmonds, has two children and a granddaughter who are UW alumni. She has held Husky football season tickets since 1943. She also recently celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary.

Sam Olsen, '37, Hurst, Texas, will celebrate his 60th reunion year in 1997.

Claire Simmons Sill, '39, Fairview Park, Ohio, is almost 83 and surviving cancer, she writes, "and caring for my lovely cat Peter."


Mila L. Eisenhardt, '43, Seattle, reports that her husband, Henry, received the 1996 Golden Apple Award for his founding of the Class Mates Foundation, which enhances thinking and performance skills in elementary school children.

Dale Maurice Riepe, '44, Olympia, is an emeritus professor of philosophy at the State Univ. of New York at Buffalo.

Gordon S. Jaeger, '46, Lynnwood, is Pacific NW regional representative with Alpine Industries.

Richard D. Fitzsimmons, '46, Newport Beach, Calif., senior class president in 1946, has been named this year's Distinguished Alumnus by the UW aeronautics and astronautics dept.

John H. Peterson, '48, Seattle, pitched the 36th Dist. Demos baseball team to two consecutive championships.

Arthur Sorenson, '48, Lake Oswego, Ore., received the 1996 Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories' Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service by a pharmacist.


Jim Eastman, '52, '53, Cotuit, Mass., and wife, Shirley Miller Eastman, '53, have moved to Cape Cod to enjoy seafaring retirement. He was an AT&T/Bellcore manager and she was an editor and writer.

Graham S. Anderson, '55, Seattle, a director for Acordia/Petti-Morry Co., has been elected chairman of the Natl. Assoc. of Insurance Brokers. He is also a director of Marker International, a ski binding manufacturing company.

Dorothy Byers, '55, Bothell, received the 1996 Anna Clise Award from Children's Hospital and Medical Center for her volunteerism.

Gary D. Gayton, '55, Seattle, an attorney, has been elected president for the 35th anniversary PONCHO gala auction for the arts. Since 1962 the group has allocated nearly $18 million to area arts organizations.

Kathleen Duyck, '56, Phoenix, has been honored by the Arizona Cello Society for her years of performing, judging competitions and being a supportive patron. She is a lifetime member of the International Society of Poets.

Herb Smetheram, '56, Orlando, Fla., is treasurer and Southeast regional director of the Natl. Assoc. of Installation Developers.

Larry Westlund, '57, Elmwood Park, Ill., is associated with Edwards Travel Advisors in Lincolnwood, Ill.

Heather Brandt, '59, Woodinville, was elected president of the women's service organization "PEO" for the state of Washington.


Marvin R. Murray, '60, Alexandria, Va., senior project engineer at TRW, has been elected rector of George Mason Univ.'s board of visitors.

Suzanne Gunderson Sedlewicz, '60, Menlo Park, Calif., is a retired teacher and restaurant owner who teaches Bible studies.

Roger J. Bassett, '61, '63, Turner, Ore., is chief education policy adviser to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and is Oregon's state commissioner for community colleges. His son, Steven, graduated from the UW in 1990.

James E. Dalen, '61, Tucson, Ariz., is VP for health sciences at the Univ. of Arizona and dean of the medical school.

Julius Jared, '63, Auburn, is a training systems analyst with the Boeing Defense and Space Group.

Jeffrey J. Steele, '64, '74, Seattle, was re-elected to the board of directors of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He is medical director of the Ballard Pediatric Clinic.

William V. Castaneda, '65, '90, Granger, is the director of the Community Health Center/La Clinica in Pasco.

Richard J. Poelker, '65, Olympia, retired from the Washington State Dept. of Fish & Wildlife and is a consultant on fish, wildlife and tribal government issues.

James H. Possehl, '66, Englewood, Colo., has been president of Republic Financial Corp. since 1971. He and his wife Karen, '66, have three children and four grandchildren.

Paulette DeRooy, '67, Seattle, is a history and English teacher at Solomon Christian School. She has been married 15 years and has a son, Zeno, 13.

Gerald McCarthy, '67, Richmond, Va., is executive director of Virginia Environmental Endowment and is on the board of directors of Virginia Eastern Shore Corp., a specialty food, crafts and nature tourism business.

Steven R. Sanford, '67, Bellevue, is a DC-10 flight engineer for Federal Express. He was a captain and first officer for MarkAir when it went out of business.

Robert Wade, '67, Fairfax, Va., is director of security for American Online.

Roberto Justus, '68, Mexico City, is president of the Latin American Assoc. of Orthodontics.

James E. McNay, '68, San Jose, Calif., was elected national president of the National Press graphers Assoc. in June.


Joyce Christine Hedlund, '70, Mercer Island, coached the Mercer Island High School boys tennis team to a state championship. She also teaches for the Crest Alternative High School.

Doug Coleman, '71, Renton, is controller of the Archdiocesan Housing Authority of Catholic Community Services of Western Washington.

Robert Entenmann, '71 , Northfield , Minn., is professor of history at St. Olaf College. He teaches Chinese and Japanese history.

John H. Graham, '71, Vancouver, Wash., earned an M.B.A. and develops energy efficiency projects for PacifiCorp. His wife, Priscilla, '75, is an occupational therapist in the special education program of Evergreen School Dist.

William W. Fox, Jr., '72, Vienna, Va., is director, Office of Science and Technology, Natl. Marine Fisheries Service.

Margaret Legowik, '72, Richland, is an investment executive with Piper Jaffray's Tri-Cities office.

Connie J. Manson, '72, '74, Olympia, has been elected Vice President/President of Geoscience Information Society, a society of geology librarians.

Norm Rice, `72, '74, Seattle, received the Edwin T. Pratt Award at the second annual benefit gala of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. Rice is Seattle's mayor.

Denise Dodd Richardson, '72, Victoria, Australia, is the southern region manager for the Australia-New Zealand Direct Line, a shipping line.

Mark Sheppard, '72, '81, Vashon, received a People's Choice Award for To Kill a Mockingbird at the Tacoma Little Theatre.

Marshall J. Cutting, '73, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is project director on a hotel being built on a manmade island off the Dubai coast. It will be the world's tallest hotel when completed in 1998.

W. Steven Spear, '73, '87, Seattle, is parts, materials and processes manager for Space Systems Division of Boeing Defense and Space Group.

Eizo Hojo, '74, Hirakata, Japan, an administrative lawyer, has resigned from Nissho Iwai Corp. after a 33-year career and works part time for Nissho Iwai's legal and credit department in Osaka.

Sam Huffman, '74, Everett, is a project management professional for the Versatile Co.

William A. Koch, '74, '79, Seattle, has opened Special Reports in Seattle, a business that finds and reports specific facts and ideas to decision-makers on topics of strategic interest. He specializes in energy and natural resource issues.

Patrick C. Lynn, '74, Mountlake Terrace, is district sales manager for Superior Coffee & Foods.

Irvin R. Brock, '75, Juneau, Alaska, is deputy director, Div. of Sport Fish, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game.

David G. Garberg, '75, Kent, is owner/partner of Advantage Financial Group, helping clients with investments and estate planning.

Andy Miller, '75, Kennewick, is president of the Washington Assoc. of Prosecuting Attorneys. He is the Benton County prosecutor.

James A. Peterson, '75, '77, Tumwater, is president/chief executive officer for United Physicians of Washington, a statewide physician-owned health plan headquartered in Federal Way.

Julia M. White, '75, Honolulu, is curator of Asian art at Honolulu Academy of Arts, after 11 years as associate curator of Asian art at Denver Art Museum.

Robert Dorfman, '76, Hong Kong, is a director of Herald Holdings, Ltd., an industrial group manufacturing timepieces, toys, cookware, computer components and footwear.

Ed Gootzait, '76, Williamsburg, Va., owns "The Write Stuff," a publishing services company .

Loren D. Prescott Jr., '78, Harrisburg, Pa., is associate dean of the Widener Univ. School of Law's Harrisburg campus.

Elizabeth Bennett, '79, '96, Seattle, received the Comprehensive Health Education Foundation Leadership Award in September. She is the lead health educator at Children's Hospital.

Pamela Sue Durgin, '79, Santa Monica, a practicing naturopath and chiropractor, is president of California Assoc. of Naturopathic Physicians.

Jeff Shelley, '79, Seattle, is working on his third edition of the book Golf Courses of the Pacific Northwest, which will be in book stores in the spring. He is media director for the Ernst Championship.

Cindy Minton, '79, Yellow Springs, Ohio, was named Social Worker of the Year for 1996 by the Natl. Assoc. of Social Workers, Ohio Chapter. She is executive director of the Greene County Domestic Violence Project.


Jan Hendrickson, '80, Seattle, is director of finance and administration for the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority. She and her husband live in Washington Park.

Judith Malmgren, '80, '85, '95, Seattle, is an epidemiologist for Providence Health Plans of Washington.

Geri Schnitzer-Newson, '80, Issaquah, celebrated her 10th year in private practice as a social worker. She lives in Issaquah with her husband and children Danielle, 11, and Joshua, 8.

John B. Baughn, '81, Seattle, was promoted to partner in the Seattle office of Andersen Consulting.

William Brustein, '81, Eagan, Minn., had his book The Logic of Evil published by Yale Univ. Press.

Mary Ann Perkowski, '81, Alexandria, Va., is an architect with Hellworth, Obata & Kassabaum as its aviation group vice president and is working on a new terminal project at London's Heathrow Airport.

David H. Shuford, '81, Richland, works with the high level nuclear waste tank sampling and characterization project at Hanford.

Karen S. Nakhjiri, '82, Kirkland, is an environmental engineer with Sanford Cohen & Associates and president of the UW Engineering Alumni Assoc.

Samuel L. Odom, '82, Nashville, is William Friday Professor of Child Development and Family Studies at the Univ. of North Carolina.

Mitch Pringle, '82, Tacoma, and his wife, Kristen, had a baby boy on Sept. 8, 1996. Mitch changed careers after 13 years in architecture. He is now a senior specialist engineer with Boeing.

Alva Butcher, '83, '92, Seattle, was named director of the School of Business and Public Administration at the Univ. of Puget Sound.

Ibrahim "Ebo" Caglayan, '83, Ankara, Turkey, has founded his own company, working in vibration engineering.

Bronwynne Evans, '83, '94, Yakima, received the 1996 Yakima Valley Community College Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. Her research has also earned her the Natl. League for Nursing 1996 New Investigator Award and nomination for 1994 Dissertation Award of the Year at UW .

James R. Million, '83, Minneapolis, has been elected treasurer of People, Inc., a Saint Paul non-profit agency operating 15 residential programs in the area, serving mainly the mentally ill.

Karen Rosenzweig, '83, San Rafael, Calif., is assistant media relations director in the Univ. of California's athletic department.

Andrew F. Gorski, '84, Seattle, is the environmental planning manager for Parsons Brinckerhoff, a Seattle transportation engineering and planning firm.

Kristina L.W. Raupagh, '84, Albany, Calif., works for Ian Mackinlay Architecture in San Francisco.

Angela Hubert Keating, '85, Dubuque, Iowa, a flight attendant with American Airlines in Chicago, would like contact with UW alumni in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.

David Nichols, '85, New York, is vice president for Morgan Stanley's finance division.

Karen P. Thomas, '85, Seattle, artistic director of Seattle Pro Musica, won the 1995 ASCAP Chorus America Award for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music.

Diane L. Amend, '86, San Mateo, Calif., is a postdoctoral student in radiology at UC San Francisco. She married Robert T. Humphrey in 1990.

Dave Neal, '86, Orlando, Fla., is in sixth year as head rowing coach at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.

Lt. Craig M. Payne, '86, Arlington, Va., is serving with the Navy's Operational Test and Evaluation Force in Norfolk, Va.

Perry Marshall Tapper, '86, Frystak, Czech Republic, teaches English, translates, and is working on a doctorate in historiography at Palacky Univ.

Scott B. Hagle, '87, Mililani, Hawaii, has been promoted to manager of Chrysler's Hawaii operations.

Douglas Kallerson, '87, Alexandria, Va., has become a nationally registered paramedic.

Joe Kettler, '87, Seattle, is an engineer at EdTek in Kent, which manufactures solar cells and solar energy conversion products.

Capt. Brian W. Kirkwood, '87, Eagle River, Alaska, is taking the Air Force F-15E fighter weapons instructor course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and will return to assignment at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.

Eric Pond, '87, Albuquerque, N.M., received a Ph.D. in engineering from Virginia Tech.

Charles Short, '87, New York, who also has an M.B.A. in finance from New York Univ., is in fixed income institutional sales at Salomon Brothers.

Doris C. Westphala, '87, Seattle, formed the West Seattle Helpline.

Heather C. Buchanan, '88, Atlanta, a sales manager at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, married Bob Leek in May. He is an accounting software specialist.

Frank S. Buhler, '88, Seattle, has been named a principal in Zachary Scott & Co., an investment banking firm in Seattle.

Lt. Ron Dennis, '88, Marina, Calif., will graduate from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey this fall with a master of science degree in information technology management. His next assignment is as an E-2C pilot based in San Diego.

Hans Kiel, '88, '92, Boston, received an M.B.A. from the Univ. of Virginia, and works with Renaissance Solutions.

Holly Heltzel Lewry, '88, Birmingham, Mich., and her husband, Matthew, announce the birth of their daughter, McKenna Marie Lewry, on July 16.

Steve Masterson, '88, San Francisco, works for Instill, a provider of electronic commerce for the food service/hospitality industry.

Doug Park, '88, Eugene, and Elizabeth Stormshak, '88, were married in May and have moved to Eugene, where she accepted tenure in the Univ. of Oregon psychology dept., after serving as a UW faculty member. He is an attorney.

David J. Sailor, '88, New Orleans, is on the mechanical engineering faculty at Tulane Univ.

Geraldine Simon, '88, Anchorage, Alaska, has been named vice president of Howard Rock Foundation, dedicated to empowering native Alaskans. She is also its development director.

Michael W. Stardsciak, '88, Portland, is a project engineer at ESCO Corp. in Portland, designing cast manganese steel mining buckets and parts. He was awarded a master's degree in material science and engineering at Oregon Graduate Inst. in June.

Beth Arersa, '89, '91, Edmonds, and her husband, Guido, became grandparents when their son, Marc, and his wife had a baby girl, Anna.

Tamara Webber Matheny, '89, Bremerton, and her husband, Daryl, became parents of their first child, Shane Patrick, in June.

Scott D. Whitbeck, '89, Kent, a principal in Sumner, was one of two elementary school principals to receive a Washington Excellence in Education Award in 1995. The year before, he attended a ceremony in Washington, D.C., and met President Clinton at the White House.


Elizabeth Grygo, '90, Phoenix, is pursuing an M.B.A. at the American Graduate School of Intl. Business in Phoenix. She recently finished 20 months in Russia with the Saros Foundations.

Jason Hausske, '90, San Francisco, is in business development for an on-line information company called Profound.

Susan Tracey Stearns, '90, Seattle, and her husband, Ross De Alessi, welcomed Chase Arthur on Jan. 1, 1996.

Jim Boshaw, '91, Phoenix, is part owner of a packaging company covering the Southwest.

Todd Cowles, '91, Nashville, and his wife, Traci Anderson Cowles, '91, work as a sales engineer with Landis & Gyr and as a corporate writer with TCS Management Group respectively.

Roger H. Edens, '91, Seattle, works for Bon Appetite Management, food service management for universities and corporations, and is food services director at Whitman College.

Michele Mignon Hollis, '91, Coarsegold, Calif., will study at Thomas Cooley Law School, moving to Michigan in September 1997.

Anneke F. Louisse, '91, San Francisco, received her master's in architecture from the Univ. of Michigan, the AIA's Henry Adams Award, and works in San Francisco with Gensler.

Stella Moreno, '91, Ellensberg, is an associate professor of Spanish at Central Washington Univ.

Cheryl L. Funk Murray, '91, Centralia, is executive director of Lewis County Ctr., sponsor of a series of annual concerts and performances.

Lt. Bill Ringer, '91, Monterey, Calif., is a flight officer working on a master's degree in electrical engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, following a three-year tour in Spain assisting in Bosnia operations.

Lt. James R. Smith, '91, Silverdale, received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for meritorious service while aboard the combat support ship U.S.S. Sacramento, homeported in Bremerton.

Barry M. Wise, '91, Manson, owns Eigenvector Technologies and is president and co-founder of Eigenvector Research, Inc., a consulting company specializing in data analysis and education.

Wendy Auld, '92, Sagle, Idaho, is married to Scot Auld, '92. She teaches match at Sandpoint High School, while he is a park ranger for Priest Lake State Park.

Susan Braukis, '92, Redmond, was part of the team that coordinated the carrying of the Olympic Torch on its way across the country.

Douglas Cheney, '92, Keene, N.H., will begin a new job as assistant professor of special education at the UW this winter. He was director of the Inst. on Emotional Disabilities at Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Jane E. Opp Goodchild, '92, Sumner, is director of maternity and staff education at Community Hospital, Enumclaw.

David Johnson, '92, N. Bay Village, Fla., is president of Teller Southeast, a money counting systems regional distributorship in Miami.

Chris Visser, '92, Houston, was married to Tory Blakemore in Washington, D.C. over the summer. He received his M.B.A. from the Univ. of Houston and is a law student there.

Jean Allenbach, '93, Seattle, has been named special events coordinator for Northwest Harvest, an organization fighting hunger in Washington.

Darlene Y. Beckley, '93, Renton, is an insurance agent with Rogers & Norman, Inc., Seattle.

Jeff Bonnington, '93, Everett, is a manager in training with Future Shop, Inc.

Deborah Y. Chun, '93, Seattle, taught for the past three years at the Univ. of Hawaii at Hilo and now lectures at the UW.

David Flood, '93, Seattle, is a copywriter for the Tacoma News Tribune's marketing department. He was married to Masako Wada last year.

Lt. Gerald J. Hansen, '93, Laguna Beach, Calif., graduated from Navy flight school and is flying F/A-18 Hornets at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro.

Douglas S. Johnson, '93, Renton, is recruiting manager with Robert Half Intl. in Seattle.

Anjanette M. Quimby, '93, Seattle, married Michael Fields in June and manages AAA Mailing Service.

Suzanne D. Rebest, '93, Seattle, is an economics instructor at Edmonds Community College, ITT Technical Inst. and Seattle Univ.

Camille Salant, '93, Kirkland, is a Boeing Company Defense & Space Group engineer.

Lowell A. Thomson, '93, Los Angeles, teaches chemistry at the Downtown Business Magnet High School.

Alicia Vining, '93, Davis, Calif., received her master's in education and is a first-grade teacher in West Sacramento.

Sharyn L. Decker, '94, Edmonds, business reporter for the Valley Daily News, has been awarded honorable mention in the Society of Professional Journalists' Pacific NW Excellence in Journalism competition.

Rhonda Golden, '94, Tacoma, is an RN/health team leader at a residential treatment facility for extremely emotionally challenged teens.

Teresa Swick Hansen, '94, Des Moines, married M. Stephen Hansen last January.

Jennifer M. Hill, '94, Seattle, is studying at Georgetown Univ. toward a master's degree in public policy.

Kathleen V. Kingman, '94, Hastings, Mich., is a renal unit medical-surgical nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Raymond A, Kobeski, '94, Poulsbo, is an environmental engineering consultant for Geraghty and Miller, Redmond.

Jennifer Mutzh, '94, Tacoma, is a residential counselor at Ryther Child Center in Seattle. She will celebrate her 10th wedding anniversary in February.

Luis Noriega, '94, Houston, is an assistant VP, Bank One Intl. Div., with primary responsibility for Latin America.

Laura Helen Norton, '94, Seattle, is studying at Emory Univ. for a Ph.D. in physical anthropology.

Rob Van Slyke, '94, Sumner, is a Sumner School District administrator for planning and special projects and working on his doctorate in educational leadership through Seattle Pacific Univ.

Lynette Westendorf, '94, Seattle, had the world premier of her new work, "Dreams of the Internal Animals," performed in September on Seattle's Bumbershoot jazz stage.

Jonathan J. Wisco, '94, Dorchester, Mass., is a graduate student in Boston Univ.'s dept. of anatomy and neurobiology.

Matt Baumel, '95, Mercer Island, taught English in Seville, Spain, and works for an international freight forwarding company.

Christa M. Bindel, '95, Seattle, a Junior League of Seattle staff member, plans to apply to the UW Graduate School of Library and Information Science for next fall.

Cindy H. Chou, '95, Minneapolis, a medical technician at Guam Memorial Hospital, started at Univ. of Minnesota Dental School this fall.

David Giannini, '95, Seattle, is an investment executive with Dain Bosworth.

Amy Melissa Johnson-Bang, '95, Puyallup, has received a gemologist diploma from Gemological Inst. of America and works at Johnson Jewelers in Puyallup.

Jiovanna Koceski, '95, Shoreline, is a restaurant manager.

R. Thirza Krohn, '95, Aberdeen, is head of the reference dept. at the Centralia Timberland Library.

Angie Lynn MacKinnon, '95, Bellevue, works in the customer service dept. at Seafirst Bank and volunteers at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe.

Daniel Kevin Miller, '95, Seattle, is an assistant account executive at Elgin Syferd Public Relations.

Marissa Moon, '95, Edmonds, is a child counselor in Mountlake Terrace.

Gaylynn Nakamatsu, '95, Honolulu, is a teacher and expects to receive a master's degree in education in December.

Marc M. Sanford, '95, Chicago, is studying toward a Ph.D. in sociology at the Univ. of Chicago.

Amy Elizabeth Thiel, '95, Seattle, is a technical writer for Howard Johnson & Company, specializing in 401(K) and pension plans.

Heidi A. Womack, '95, Mukilteo, is an engineer at Boeing.

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