Loud and Proud -- An unidentified alumnus leads group
singing at a football game in Husky Stadium in this 1940s photo
by James Sneddon. Note paper bag placed over the microphone.
Dorothea Dowty Jones, '29, '30
Coupeville, attended the UW on an Arthur A. Denny Fellowship
in history and received a B.A. in history and a master's in history.
She is 94 and lives in her own home on Whidbey Island.
Eric H. Fryer, '37
Honolulu, has been editor of the Honolulu Elks Lodge's eight-page
monthly bulletin for the past 11 years. "I am still going
like that rabbit, but I have no drum," he writes.
Benton Williams, '39, '50
Port Orchard, and his wife, Rachel, have been retired for
24 years "and are still vertical." He won a contest
for baritone solo, which he sung at a gathering of the Welsh
in Minneapolis in early September. "Not bad for an 85-year-old
guy," he writes.
Gordon W. Martin, '41
Seattle, and his wife of 52 years, Dorothy, have been attending
Navy reunions of the ships he served on. Twenty years of naval
service provided a variety of ship reunions in cities all over
the United States.
John F. Burdoin, '45
Dublin, Calif. writes to say he retired on June 1, 1990, and
is enjoying life.
Susan Nelson, '50
Bellevue, was elected to serve as a trustee for the Educational
Foundation for Women in Accounting.
Don Coryell, '50, '51
Friday Harbor, was inducted into the College Football Hall
of Fame in August. A longtime coach at San Diego State University
and with the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals, he is the only coach
to win 100 games in college and 100 in the NFL.
Betty Jeanne Campbell-Lahr, '53
Vista, Calif., retired in 1995 after spending 36 years in
education. Her last full-time position was as an elementary school
principal in the Carlsbad School District. For the past four
years, she has been a part-time administrator involved in state
and federal projects.
John H. Kurtz, '54
Patterson, N.Y., has been included in the 1999 edition of
International Who's Who of Professionals. He coordinated the
growth of Jehovah's Witnesses in Spain from less than a thousand
in 1958 to more than 100,000 now.
Bryce Little Jr., '54
Pasadena, Calif., is serving as executive presbyter of the
Presbytery of San Gabriel. He was recognized as "Individual
of the Year in the field of New Church Development" by the
Presbyterian General Assembly in June. He has assisted in starting
39 new Presbyterian congregations in California and Texas.
Marjorie Palmer Passler, '56
Issaquah, conducted two historic tree planting ceremonies
in the spring on the UW campus and at the Bellevue Botanical
Garden as part of the George Washington Bicentennial Tribute.
Herb Smetheram, '56
Orlando, Fla., is working as a general consultant to communities
undergoing closing of military bases. He is a member of the board
of directors and treasurer of the National Association of Installation
Developers, an organization dealing with base closures and military-community
Thomas J. Dowd, '57, '81
Seattle, retired after 17 years as a professor in the UW's
School of Marine Affairs and Washington Sea Grant. His subject
area was port and marine transportation management. He and his
wife, Catherine Burke Dowd, '57, have a real Husky family.
The rest of the Dowd family are daughter Patricia Dowd Haller,
'84, '87; sons Mike Dowd, '81, '83 and Tim Dowd,
'86; son-in-law Uli Haller, '82, '87; and daughter-in-law
Hilary MacKenzie, '83.
Donald E. Orgen, '57
Odessa, Texas, has been promoted to the position of director
of quality for Huntsman Polymers. He is in charge of quality
management systems across all of his company's polymers businesses.
Doris F. Dyson, '58, '63, '65
Pacific Grove, Calif., is president of the board of the Pacific
Grove Art Center.
June Dunbar Phillips, '58
Salinas, Calif., is a retired physician who specialized in
family medicine and geriatrics. Serving on community charitable
boards and world travel take up her time now. She and her husband,
John, a retired neurosurgeon, have three grown sons.
David Ballaine, '59
Bend, Ore., is retired. He is a volunteer mediator for the
Deschutes County Circuit Court and a board member for Kid's Center
and Broken Top Community Assoc.
Donald H. Merkel, '60
Loveland, Colo., retired in January and moved to Loveland.
Larry L. Erickson, '61, '63
Pismo Beach, Calif., is retired from NASA's Langley and Ames
Research Centers after 33 years as a research scientist. He received
a NASA-sponsored Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from Virginia
Tech in 1971. Now semi-retired, he teaches physics and math part-time
at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo "when not strolling on the beach."
Auria E. Aromin Rosenberg, '61
Northbrook, Ill., was recently nominated for listing in Who's
Who in America. She is chairman of the world languages department
at Phillips Academy in Chicago. Daughter Deena, '93, is
a pilot with Mesaba Airlines.
John G. Gissberg, '65
Juneau, Alaska, has opened an international law office in
Seattle. He works with Pacific NW advisers on U.S./Japan business.
Gladys U. Frazier, '66
Balboa-Ancon, Panama, retired in June and is now dedicating
her time to helping indigenous children who come down from the
mountains to attend junior high school. She provides a "home"
where they can live for the nine months of school, and they go
back to their villages for summer vacation. She also has another
project providing a daily meal to seven elementary schools.
David W. Becker Jr., '68
Denver, retired from the practice of plastic surgery in 1996
due to cervical disk surgery. He entered Denver University's
College of Law in 1998, was selected for the Denver University
Law Review, and was promoted to general editor of the Transportation
Patricia Hubbard, '69
Fall City, had her third children's book, Trick or Treat
Countdown, published by Holiday House. It is a counting book
for young children.
Doug Coleman, '71
Renton, is controller of Archdiocesan Housing Authority.
Marshall J. Cutting, '73
Davis, Calif., returned to the United States after three years
in the Middle East. He is now owner and senior vice president
of Howard S. Wright Construction.
Michael J. Nutt, '74
Cordova, Tenn., started work as director of materials research
with Spinal Innovations in January. The company designs and develops
spinal implants. His wife, Dorothy, is employed by International
Nancy Shimeall, '75
Mount Vernon, recently received a master's of education in
technology. Last year, she joined the Teacher Leadership Project
through the Gates Learning Foundation, and received grant money
for classroom computers. She has been teaching in Burlington.
Joe Brotherton, '76, '81
Seattle, received the Goldberg Award for outstanding achievement
and services to the professions of law and accounting by the
American Association of Attorney-CPAs in a ceremony in Vancouver,
JoAnn Carbonetti, '77
Seattle, was recently appointed principal of Monroe Junior
High School in Monroe.
Ed Bridge, '78
Mercer Island, has been elected chairman of the Jewelers of
America Board of Directors. He is president of Seattle-based
Ben Bridge Jeweler.
Kiran Bhatt, '79
Anaheim, Calif., has a photograph, "Love in a Tropical
Hut," as a semifinalist in an International Library of Photography
competition. Her poem "Honesty" received an outstanding
achievement award from the International Library of Poetry. Her
poem "Risqué Adventure" was accepted for publication
in the book The Blush of the Morning.
Jeff Shelley, '79
Seattle, co-authored the book Championships & Friendships:
The First 100 Years of the PNGA, which was published in May.
The 464-page, color coffee-table book celebrates the centennial
of the Pacific NW Golf Association. The book was designed by
his wife, Anni.
Brian J. Park, '80
San Diego, is the quality and regulatory manager for CardioDynamics
International Corp. in San Diego. CardioDynamics manufactures
and sells non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring equipment.
Cory Carlson, '81
Bellevue, left his position as vice president of Weyerhaeuser
Realty Investors after 18 years to become head of equity real
estate for Washington Capital Corp. WCC is a pension fund adviser,
which, in addition to stocks and bonds, manages real estate investments
for Taft Hartley pension funds. He was president of the UWAA
in 1998-1999 and a is longtime alumni association volunteer.
Marilyn Batt Dunn, '81
Seattle, was appointed deputy executive director for development
by the U.S. Olympic Committee in September. She spent the previous
24 years as the vice president for development at the UW, helping
the University consistently rank in the top five among public
universities and in the top 20 overall in fund raising.
Victor Scarpelli Jr., '81
Seattle, has been named assistant principal of Finn Hill Junior
High School in the Lake Washington School Dist. He formerly was
a principal intern and taught industrial technology, mathematics
and physical education at Redmond Junior High.
Peter Shalit, '81, '85
Seattle, had his book Living Well published in November
by Alyson Publications. It is a guide to gay health.
David H. Shuford, '81
Richland, has worked at the Hanford site since 1981 at the
N reactor, Purex fuel processing plant and currently at the tank
farms. He is married with two children. He just retired after
20 years in the National Guard with the rank of major.
John Mullineaux, '82
San Francisco, became director of development for the San
Francisco Asian Art Museum in August.
Marian L. Bingea, '83, '88
Seattle, has teamed with Lawrence M. Brammer, retired UW professor
of counseling psychology, in the publishing of the book Caring
for Yourself While Caring for Others: A Survival and Renewal
Guide. The book was published by Vantage Press and is available
at University Book Store.
Karen Rosenzweig, '83
San Rafael, Calif., is an assistant public relations director
for the Pac-10 Conference in Walnut Creek, Calif. Her duties
include women's basketball, overseeing publications and serving
as Pac-10 Webmaster. "We've
got great Husky representation at the Pac-10: Commissioner Tom
Hansen, Assistant Commissioner Duane Lindberg and PR intern Gavin
Niemi," she writes.
Paul Langland, '84
Seattle, moved back to Seattle after 10 years in New York
and Los Angeles. "I would like to help in setting up better
communication between UW graphic design alumni," he writes.
Keith Winkle, '84, '88
Anchorage, Alaska, practices emergency medicine at Alaska
Regional Hospital. He and his wife, Debbie, have two children,
Betsy, 6, and Kristin, 3.
Teri Burnett, '85
Seattle, worked for a few years as an engineer, then went
back to medical school. She was a general surgery resident at
Virginia Mason and did a plastic surgery fellowship at the Univ.
of Utah. She now has a practice in the Cabrini Tower in downtown
Luke Esser, '85, '89
Bellevue, was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives
in November. He represents the 48th Legislative Dist., which
includes part of Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond.
Lt. Cmdr. Scott Higgins, '85, '86
Port Hueneme, Calif., is attending the Naval War College Command
and staff graduate program. He served as the leader of a detachment
of Seabees in Albania and Kosovo. He rebuilt roads in the Albanian
Alps for the refugees and worked on their camps.
Ken Oates, '85
Anacortes, and his wife, Enid Sortun Oates, '86, moved back
to Washington after 13 years away. They have two children, Tyler,
6, and Kira, 1. Ken practices orthopaedic surgery in Anacortes,
Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley.
Katie Hill, '86
Seattle, received her juris doctorate from Seattle Univ. in
Caroline A. Dollemore, '87
Snohomish, has returned to the Seattle area after almost nine
years away. From 1990-1992, she resided in Philadelphia, working
for Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centers. After relocating to Monterey,
Calif., she went to work for a small start-up network marketing
company. From 1993-1998, while at Starlight International, she
was responsible for internal operations that helped the company
grow to a profitable $120 million enterprise. She is currently
completing her M.B.A. and is anticipating graduating in April.
Annalise M. Beck, '88
Honolulu, has a new job as a senior writer for the Hawaii
Medical Service Assoc. She loves tandem bicycle riding, snorkeling
and exploring the Hawaiian Islands.
Robert LeDoux, '89
Yokosuka, Japan, is on active duty in the Navy. He was promoted
to lieutenant commander in June and is the chief engineer aboard
the USS Vincennes. His wife, Elizabeth, '88, '89, is the managing
buyer for the Wives Club Gift Shop on base and travels extensively.
Scott Packard, '89
San Clemente, Calif., reports that his wife, Cathryn, gave
birth to their third son, Teag, while he was deployed with the
Marine Corps. He was promoted to major in May. He also published
an article in the professional journal Proceedings Magazine.
Cara Burke Barnes, '90
Hong Kong, teaches fourth grade at Hong Kong International
School. She and her husband, Tom, have a new daughter, Sophie,
born on March 13.
Ernest G. Knudsen, '92
Tigard, Ore., has been promoted from senior accountant to
audit manager at Perkins & Co., a CPA and business consulting
firm in Portland.
Margaret Moscatel-Castellanos, '92
Mercer Island, received a master's of education from the Univ.
of Puget Sound and now is a school counselor for the Mercer Island
School District. She also volunteers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer
Colleen Shea Stump, '92
San Francisco, has been appointed the interim chair of the
Department of Special Education at San Francisco State University
Tauno Latvala, '93
Seattle, is in his seventh season as head baseball coach at
Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. He coached the school to
the Metro League Sound Division title and was voted the league's
coach of the year by his peers.
Breslin G. Longstreth, '93
Charlottesville, Va., received his M.B.A. from the Darden
School at the University of Virginia in May.
Derek P. Radtke, '93
Edmonds, graduated from Gonzaga University's School of Law
in 1997. He is an associate attorney with Buckley & Assoc.
Sheila Dabalos Simmons, '93
Othello, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in
1998. She has a practice in Moses Lake, Wash.
Carol Bolt, '94
Seattle, published The Book of Answers this past fall. The
book started as a small artist's edition and is now heading for
the best-seller list, "I hope!" she writes.
Holly Henson, '94
Tacoma, recently accepted a position with Perkins Coie in
the finance department.
Jim Shinn, '94
Los Alamos, N.M., is a senior design engineer with Merrick
& Co. in Los Alamos. He received his M.B.A. from the University
of New Mexico in December 1998.
Lisa Jill Kirihara, '95, '99
Colorado Springs, Colo., graduated from the UW law school
in March. She recently married Robert G. Dickinson Jr., and relocated
Marissa Moon, '95
Silverdale, is a mental health counselor for Kitsap Mental
Robert A. Skarperud, '95
Mercer Island, received his master's degree in nutrition from
Tufts University in 1997. He is now attending Bastyr University
to get his doctor of naturopathic medicine degree.
Dean Bellamy, '96
Spokane, reports that after graduation, he was married to
Kim Bellamy, who is raising their two children, Brooke, 3, and
Brenna, 4 months. He worked for ABN Amro Bank in Seattle for
a year before moving back to Spokane, where he is vice president
in commercial banking at United Security Bank.
Jodi Takei, '96
San Diego, taught 12 weeks of 8th grade science at Gompers
Secondary School in San Diego. She is still pursuing a master's
of education at National University.
Brian Weseman, '96
Tucker, Ga., married Sarah Edmondson, '97, on August 2, 1997.
He graduated from the Institute of Paper Science and Technology
on June 12 with a master's degree in paper science. He is now
fulfilling the entrance requirements for doctoral candidacy at
the institute, a private graduate school linked to the paper
industry and located on Georgia Tech's campus in Atlanta.
Eddie Bang, '97
Tacoma, is a sales and leasing consultant with Barrier Motors
Barbara Bulzomi, '97
Seattle, is working as a negotiator for the Washington State
Department of Transportation. "It's a great job, allowing
me a lot of independence and opportunities to learn more about
growth and environmental issues. Flexible scheduling gives me
more time for my 10-year-old daughter, Ali," she writes.
Brittany Donkin, '97
Seattle, is a news writer at KING 5 television, and is in
training to become a producer.
Leo Espino, '97
Seattle, is an examiner with the U.S. Department of Labor's
Employment Standards Administration in Seattle. His role is to
help people in the Northwest who sustain major injuries in the
workplace by providing financial and medical guidance and support.
Jamie Froyd, '97
Vashon, is farming and painting on Vashon Island.
Travis Sullivan, '97
Silver Spring, Md., graduated with a master's in international
affairs in May from George Washington University. He works as
an international trade specialist in the Office of the Undersecretary
for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and
in September, began work toward a Ph.D. in political science
at Johns Hopkins University.
Trista R. Charlton, '98
Renton, passed all four sections of the uniform CPA examination
on her first attempt in November 1998. She works as a staff accountant
for a Bellevue firm and will have her Washington state CPA license
Theodore Davis, '98
Seattle, and Tonya Surface, '98, took second place
in the Pacific NW Lindy Hop Championship. They run their own
swing dance instruction business.
Robert L. Gagnon II, '98
Minneapolis, Minn., is a business analyst for Cargill. He
is also continuing his studies in Chinese and Japanese at the
University of Minnesota. In his spare time, he is involved with
recruiting for entry-level positions at the UW. "Gotta keep
helping those UW grads!" he writes.
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