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Husky Marching Band and Cheer Squad alumni should know that as part of the 75th anniversary of the Husky Marching Band, a commemorative history book is being written for publication. The book plans to include a complete roster of band members over the past 75 years.


Husky Marching Band and Cheer Squad alumni should know that as part of the 75th anniversary of the Husky Marching Band, a commemorative history book is being written for publication. The book plans to include a complete roster of band members over the past 75 years. Visit the Alumni Search Web site to view and contribute to the online alumni database. For more information, contact Joe Roberts. To the left is a file photo of some of the band members in 1978.

1930s

Lloyd J. Knutson, '35
Tacoma, will be 93 on July 1. He was honorary captain of the first Husky varsity swim team in 1933. In World War II, he was a decorated member of the U.S. 32nd Infantry Division.

Bjorn Eikrem, '38
San Rafael, Calif., is married to Ola Eikrem, the first California woman to climb all 68 14,000-foot peaks in America south of Canada. In the process, Bjorn was one of three generations of men who hiked with her, along with her father, Cecil Meyers, and her son, Erik.

Joseph L. Stong, '39
Pasadena, Calif., has 50-year membership cards in the American Legion and the Masonic, Free & Accepted Masons of California, San Marino Lodge.

1940s

Alex M. Adair, '41
Bothell, spent several years after graduation with the Army Air Corps and United Airlines before getting back into his original field, chemistry. He has three children: Nancy, who attended the UW and whose two children are UW students; Larry and Suzy.

Rachel Bard, '44, '71
Vashon, contributed to Amatxi, Amuma, Amona: Writings in Honor of Basque Women (Center for Basque Studies, Reno, 2003). Her article Berengaria of Navarre: Medieval Role Model grew out of research for her historical novel, Queen Without a Country, which was published by Literary Network Press in 2001. She is now completing an historical novel about another medieval queen, Queen Without a Conscience.

Tauchao Fan, '49, '51
Seattle, and her daughter, Laurie Fan, '84, are both Stanford and UW alumni. Laurie is a dentist and Tauchao is still doing research in technology.

1950s

Glenn I. Larson, '50
Bellingham, was hired as a "cub" reporter by the Bellingham Herald in May 1950, a couple of weeks before graduation. There, he covered everything from opera to baseball, though he specialized in local government. He remained at the Herald for more than 35 years as a news, copy, feature and sports editor. He and his late wife raised three children.

Don Sandall, '50, '54
Edmonds, and his wife, Suzanne, operate a Christmas tree farm on the Kitsap Peninsula. They enjoy skiing with the Ancient Skiers at Sun Valley. Last October, they renewed old friendships at their Roosevelt High School 60th reunion.

Charles C. Wynn, '52
San Rafael, Calif., serves on the board of directors in San Francisco for Habitat for Humanity, where he is on the public relations committee. He also serves on the advisory board of a youth outreach program in San Jose.

Shirley Miller Eastman, '53
Cotuit, Mass., is the president of the Cape Cod Writers' Center. She and her husband, Jim, '53, retired to Cape Cod after living in New Jersey for three decades while Jim worked for AT&T in New York and New Jersey.

William J. Wasserman, '54
Seattle, reports that his son, Wyeth, '91, was a research professor at Karoliska Institute in Stockholm from 1998-2002 and is now an associate professor of bioinformatics at the University of British Columbia Medical School in Vancouver, B.C.

Attention Class of 1955
Your 50th reunion will be held during the weekend of April 22, 2005. If you are interested in serving on the Class of 1955 reunion committee, please contact Andrea Fleming at 1-800-AUW-ALUM.

Paul B. Demitriades, '55, '75
Medina, was elected to a three-year term on the Municipal League of King County Board of Trustees. He served on the Medina City Council and on the visiting committee of the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the UW. He continues to teach social accountability and corporate governance EMBA classes at the UW and at Concordia Univ. in Portland, Ore.

Aida Kouyoumjian, '56
Mercer Island, is a public speaker at service organizations and schools. She speaks on "Remembering Iraq: Then and Now," "Armenian Genocide" and "The Republic of Armenia."

George S. Lavenson Jr., '57
Visalia, Calif., has a full-time practice in vascular surgery. He is trying to establish a national stroke prevention screening program. His hobbies include bicycling, Harleys, surfing, photography and writing.

Paul Green, '58
Eugene, Ore., had his novel, The Life of Jack Gray: An Education in Living and in Love published by Xlibris of Philadelphia. He has co-edited a writing anthology, edited a scholarly book, written scholarly books and mini-books and published other works. He is an independent critic and scholar in comparative literature.

Attention, Class of 1959
The Class of 1959 will celebrate its 45th reunion with a light dinner and cocktail reception after the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st Street, Seattle. Gather with classmates and friends to reminisce and raise money for the Class of 1959 Class Gift: the Cherry Tree Project. $25 UWAA members, $32 non-members. To register or for more information, contact Yuki Koga at the Alumni Association, 206-543-0540.

You must be a member of the UW Alumni Association to be listed in the Alumnotes section. To join, call (206) 543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM, or visit UWalum.com on the Web.

1960s

Darryl N. Johnson, '60
Bangkok, Thailand, completed his second year as U.S. Ambassador to Thailand. When he retires from the U.S. Foreign Service later this year, he and his wife expect to settle in the Seattle area, "which has always been home," he writes.

George Schmidt, '60
Concord, Calif., is living in the Bay Area with his wife. He has moved away from engineering to a new venture with Pre-paid Legal Services, Inc. "We recently announced a new service, our identity theft shield, to help reduce the risk to the consumer who becomes a victim of this growing crime spree," he writes.

Denny Brawford, '61
Seattle, is a volunteer pilot for Sahel Aviation Services, a subsidiary of a humanitarian group based in Redlands, Calif. Now retired from Pan American and United Airlines, he flies everything from United Nations World Food charters to veterinarians from the U.K. to help the Touraeg nomads with their herds.

David William Foster, '61, '63, '64
Phoenix, is author of Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema, a book dedicated to revealing how filmmakers explore issues of gender identity and sexual difference. He is Regents' Professor of Spanish, Interdisciplinary Humanities, and Women's Studies at Arizona State University.

John H. Mills, '61, '63
Seattle, reports that his wife, Luanne Isom Mills, '61, '63, won a gold medal and a coveted hammer at the CRASH-B Sprints at the World Indoor Rowing Championships on Feb. 22 in Boston. She has been a member of the U.S. Indoor Rowing Team for the past two years.

Christopher K. Mathews, '62
Corvallis, Ore., retired in 2002 after nearly 25 years as chairman of the Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State Univ. He continues to be actively involved in teaching and research.

Dick Reiten, '62
Portland, Ore., retired as CEO of Northwest Natural Gas in February 2003. He still holds the title of chairman.

Agnes M. Griffen, '65
Tucson, Ariz., retired in 2003 from the city of Tucson, where she was library director for the Tucson-Pima Public Library for six years. She spent 38 years working for three major public library systems: King County Library System, Tucson Public Library and Montgomery County Dept. of Public Libraries in Rockville, Md.

Beverly Hoeffer, '66
Portland, Ore., retired in June 2003 after 23 years at Oregon Health and Science Univ., where she held the position of professor and associate dean of academic affairs in the School of Nursing since 1997. Her research focused on behavioral symptoms of dementia and improving care to nursing-home residents. She is looking forward to traveling and enjoying more time with family and friends.

Robert R. Ireland Jr., '66
Annandale, Va., is retired but continues to work on botanical projects at the Smithsonian Institution and the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Stephen E. Murphy, '66
Washington, D.C., launched the Pixote Literacy Fund to help street kids throughout the Americas gain reading skills. The fund was created by Murphy along with family members Terrance B. Murphy, '67, '73, '82, and William Sawhill, '67, working together with Partners of the Americas, whose Seattle chapter is headed by Paula Laschober, an adjunct professor of international business at the UW.

Tess Gallagher, '67, '71
Port Angeles, is one of four recipients of this year's Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UW College of Arts and Sciences. She is an internationally recognized poet, essayist, novelist and playwright.

Karen Oleson, '67
Federal Way, married Tim Strong on Dec. 31, 2003. Oleson teaches through her voice studio, Voice Tech, and continues to publish voice-training methods. She and Tim, who teaches piano at the University of Puget Sound, perform in concert frequently.

Gerald Padgett, '67
Woodinville, retired after 37 years in pharmacy and 35 years of having his own pharmacy in Bothell. He plans to spend more time with his family, including seven grandchildren.

Larry L. Dykes, '68
Bellevue, will have his book, Careers, by Choice or Chance? published this year by Classic Day Publishing.

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, '68
Cairo, Egypt, is one of four recipients of this year's Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UW College of Arts and Sciences. He is an eminent Egyptian sociologist, advocate for human rights in the Middle East and professor of sociology at the American Univ. in Cairo.

Georgie Bright Kunkel, '68
Seattle, writes for Northwest Prime Time newspaper and offers talks on women's issues, the Holocaust and humor.

Aileen O'Mecham, '68
Bellevue, taught English and ESL from 1969-97 at Chief Sealth High School in Seattle. Since she retired, she has acted in plays, TV commercials and movies. "I am completely involved in raising my grandson," she adds.

Donald A. Duncan, '69
Wauna, is entering his 10th year of retirement "and enjoying every minute of it," he writes. He taught and coached at the University of Puget Sound for 38 years.

1970s

Michael Christensen, '70
Nbangor, Pa., is one of four recipients of this year's Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UW College of Arts and Sciences. He is co-founder of The Big Apple Circus, a not-for-profit arts institution committed to kids and their families, and director of its internationally acclaimed "Clown Care Unit," which brings laughter and joy to the bedsides of chronically ill children.

Alan B. Christopherson, '70
Anchorage, Alaska, was named the 2004 Engineer of the Year at the Natl. Engineers Week Conference on Feb. 28. He is senior vice president of Anchorage-based PND Consulting Engineers.

Edna L. Paisano, '70, '73
Alexandria, Va., is one of two recipients of the 2003 Annual Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UW School of Social Work. She is the first American Indian hired by the Indian Health Service to be principal statistician and director of the division of program statistics.

Nancy Messmer, '71, '96
Bellingham, is the director of library, media and technology for Bellingham Public Schools. Her article What is New and Essential for School Libraries was published in a recent issue of E School News.

Sue Winn Brockmann, '72
Mercer Island, is the new director of membership, communications and revenue development for the UW Alumni Association. Before coming to the UWAA, Brockmann was vice president for marketing at REI and Corbis.

Stephen Holt, '72
Seattle, joined Lorig Associates as project manager for the Salishan project in Tacoma, a 188-acre community that is being redeveloped in conjunction with the Tacoma Housing Authority. He has 30 years of experience in housing and public administration.

Harry M. Paul, '72
Aberdeen, retired in January 2003 as the general manager of Wahkiakum Public Utility District after 40 years in the public utility business. His retirement didn't last long-he is now the general manager of Thurston County Public Utility District. Harry told his wife, Vickie, "I will really retire when you do." She has five more years to go.

Claudia A. Black, '73, '77
Bainbridge Island, is one of two recipients of the 2003 Annual Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UW School of Social Work. An internationally recognized lecturer, author and trainer, she has been the primary clinical consultant of addictive disorders for the Meadows Inst. and Treatment Ctr. in Wickenburg, Ariz., since 1998.

Judy Hinrichs, '73
Mukilteo, had her article "A Comparison of Levels of International Understanding Among Students of the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Advanced Placement Programs in the U.S.A." published in the December 2003 edition of The Journal of Research in International Education.

John E. Pendergast, '73
Bothell, is a CPA and shareholder in Abramson, Pendergast & Co. CPA firm. He runs marathons and is married with three children.

Alan Eaker, '74, '76
Camano Island, is president and co-owner of Eaker Innovations. The company received a two-year, $700,000 grant from the NIH for a clinical evaluation of its health care service algorithm, TalkToYourDoc. The service facilitates doctor-patient communication and will be licensed for use by health-care providers later this year.

Ken Nakamura, '74
Seattle, was appointed director of the Washington State Lottery by Gov. Gary Locke in November.

Dennis K. Ruff, '74, '76
Sun City West, Ariz., published, with his father, Alexander, three romantic-adventure books: one Western, another regarding the Revolutionary era, and a third in the modern times 1946-2003. The books were published by AuthorHouse.

Minnie D. Anderson, '75
Indianapolis, retired two years ago from Indiana Univ. School of Nursing after more than 25 years.

Frank B. Serafini, '75
Charlotte, N.C., a ceramic engineering graduate, is now senior vice president of Bank of America. During his career in petroleum and the energy industry, he lived in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, London, Brussels, New York, Texas, New Jersey, Kansas and Georgia.

Jeff Meredith, '75
Kapaa, Hawaii, retired to Kauai in 1999 after 25 years working in divisional merchandising, managing and buying for three major department store chains. He sits on two boards for non-profit organizations, volunteers with the local humane society, and is writing a novel.

William I. Brustein, '77, '81
Pittsburgh, authored Roots of Hate: Anti-Semitism in Europe Before the Holocaust. The book offers the first empirically based comparative study of popular anti-Semitism in Europe before World War II. The book is available from Cambridge University Press.

Pat Hansen, '77
Seattle, runs Hansen Design, which designed and produced the 2003 annual report for the Washington State Convention & Trade Center.

Mark H. L'Esperance, '77
Seattle, reports that he had a very busy year. In May 2003, he married Sandra Pelkey and honeymooned in Hawaii. He was also promoted to plant manager at Dawn Food Products.

Eileen O'Neill Odum, '77
Rye, N.Y., serves on the Natl. Urban League Board of Trustees. She is president of national operations for Verizon Communications.

Cheryl M. Scott, '77
Seattle, plans to retire as president and CEO of Group Health Cooperative at year's end.

Isiah M. Warner, '77
Baton Rouge, La., is one of four recipients of this year's Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UW College of Arts and Sciences. He is vice chancellor for strategic directions at Louisiana State Univ. He was elected as a fellow of the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science last year.

Evelyn Iritani, '78
South Pasadena, Calif., was one of four Los Angeles Times staff writers who shared a 2004 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for their series, "The Wal-Mart Effect." Iritani and her colleagues were honored for the three-part series that explained in detail how an Arkansas five-and-dime grew into a company so powerful that it plays a role in shaping the cultures and economies of entire countries.

Larry Zeper, '78
Mesa, Ariz., completed his MBA and has a staff position directing business development and analytical activities for Tessenderlo Kerley, a mid-sized domestic chemical company. He and his wife have two sons.

Thomas J. Long, '79
Hershey, Pa., is associate professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics and the chief of the division of pediatric anesthesia, at Penn State Univ.'s College of Medicine.

Mary Schutten, '79
Portland, Ore., is the founder and president of IdentiMed, a visual guide that helps people identify and manage their multiple medicines. In June 2003, she received a U.S. patent for her invention. She volunteers for the UW Alumni Association in Portland, Africa AIDS and Response, Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure and lives on a floating home at the Oregon Yacht Club.

You must be a member of the UW Alumni Association to be listed in the Alumnotes section. To join, call (206) 543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM, or visit UWalum.com on the Web.

1980s

Toni Bukowski, '80, '89
Seattle, was named the Washington State Science Teacher of the Year. She heads the science department at Ballard High School.

Bob Connelly, '81
Gig Harbor, is the assistant superintendent in the Peninsula School Dist., where his wife, Susie, is also an educator. His stepson, Jordan Reffett, is on the Husky football team.

Richard Nicks, '81
Federal Way, is managing director of Brown and Haley International, the Tacoma-based candy company that produces Almond Roca.

Ted Davis, '82
Freising, Germany, is living near Munich with his wife, Teresa, '93, who is communications manager for Microsoft Eastern Europe. Ted is soaking up the European culture with their 5-year-old son, Blake, while on leave from his job of more than 20 years in television advertising for KIRO and KTWB. He writes, "Thank you and keep up the good work. We are reading Columns magazine while here in Europe."

Samuel L. Odom, '82
Bloomington, Ind., is Otting Professor of Special Education at Indiana Univ. This year he is president of the division for research for the Council for Exceptional Children.

Douglas Selwyn, '82, '83
Seattle, co-authored History in the Present Tense, a practical guidebook that proposes a different way of teaching history.

Michael Bronsdon, '83, '89
Seattle, was named chair of the Columns Advisory Committee in March. Bronsdon, a group product manager for Microsoft, has served on the panel since 1999.

Brian C. Jacobs, '83
Bellevue, started a new practice, Bellevue Medical Imaging, in November. "It has the latest and greatest equipment and a wonderful staff," he writes. "The community is loving our service." The company's motto is, "21st century imaging with a personal touch."

Eric Larsen, '83
Snohomish, started a firm called Precision Print Solutions. The company specializes in the production and distribution of business forms, stationery, commercial and digital printing, pressure-sensitive labels, bar code equipment and software, and promotional products such as logo apparel. His company was selected as the supplier for the new UWAA membership card documents. He and his wife, Erin, and their 7-year-old son, Kellen, are rabid Dawg fans and Husky season ticket holders.

Randy Pepple, '84
Woodinville, is CEO of Rockey Hill and Knowlton. He is also president of the Alki Foundation, the political arm of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and is a trustee for the Eastside Business Alliance.

Brian Berlage, '85
Seattle, is opening his own CPA practice, which will specialize in individuals and small businesses, focusing on tax, accounting and consulting services. He looks forward to the flexibility of self-employment and hopes to spend more time with his wife and children.

Heather Doran Barbieri, '85
Seattle, received a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators work-in-progress grant for her novel Monster Girl; and an Artist Trust fellowship for her novel Snow in July, which will be published by Soho Press in November.

Barbara Wilson, '85
Boise, Idaho, was re-elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She also sits on the boards of St. Luke's Regional Medical Center and the Boise Airport. In spring 2003, she was named one of the "50 Most Influential People in Idaho" by Boise Journal magazine.

Denton K. Morris, '87
St. Charles, Ill., married Chicago Sun-Times reporter Jae-Ha Kim on Nov. 16. He is an engineering physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Brian Shugrue, '87
Mill Creek, is sales manager for U.S. Filter, the largest water company in North America.

David Juran, '89
Los Altos, Calif., joined software startup AirPrism in Redwood Shores, Calif., as director of business development. He and his wife, Katie, celebrated the birth of their second son, Ryan David, in December.

You must be a member of the UW Alumni Association to be listed in the Alumnotes section. To join, call (206) 543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM, or visit UWalum.com on the Web.

1990s

Stephen Ogden, '90
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, attended the UW-Ohio State pre-game party in Columbus on Aug. 30 with his daughter, Piper, born June 6, 2003. There, Piper met her grandparents and aunt and uncle for the first time.

David Schoolcraft, '90
Seattle, was named partner at Miller Nash, one of the Pacific Northwest's largest multi-service law firms.

Rebecca Conry, '91
Waterville, Maine, assistant professor of chemistry at Colby College, was granted tenure in January by the college's board of trustees. She has published extensively in the areas of bioinorganic and organometallic chemistry and is the founder and manager of the school's Small Molecule X-ray Diffraction Center.

Roberta Wennik, '91
Edmonds, was published for the fifth time with her latest book, Boomer's Guide to Getting the Weight Off For Good. In this book, published by Alpha Books, she takes an interesting twist on losing weight by showing readers the approach they should use that would be comfortable for their personality type and, therefore, last a lifetime.

D. Andrew Lewis, '92
Seattle, welcomed daughter Ellen Margaret on July 16.

Alisse Olsen Ryan, '92, '98
Issaquah, joined the medical staff of Virginia Mason Medical Ctr., where she was born in 1970, as an internist. She comes from an extensive Husky lineage.

Paul Inghram, '93
Seattle, and his wife, Beth, welcomed daughter Catherine Margaret on Oct. 6.

Tera Harrison Schreiber, '93
Seattle, is executive director of the Childbirth Education Assoc. of Seattle.

Brooks Auld, '94
Bellingham, is a financial adviser with Merrill Lynch.

Marla Goldberg, '94
Fort Lee, N.J., is in the third year of a five-year master's program at Hebrew Union College to become a cantor. She works as a student cantor at the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands every other weekend.

John Bernard Miller, '94
Zuni, N.M., completed his residency in family practice in July. He and his wife, also a family physician, have started working with the Indian Health Service in Zuni, N.M.

Judith A. Malmgren, '95
Seattle, was appointed associate affiliate professor of epidemiology at the UW. She just marked her seventh year as president of Health Staff Consulting, Inc.

Lori Meyers, '95
Des Moines, was promoted to vice president of Richmond Public Relations.

Jana M. Peters, '96, '00
Libby, Mont., graduated from family practice residency in Boise, Idaho, and moved to Libby, where she is working at the Lincoln Community Health Center.

Jamie Shaffer, '96
Bothell, welcomed new addition Jesse Thea on March 11, 2003. "Big brother Dustin is thrilled," she writes.

Jody Brower Suhrbier, '97
Olympia, married Andrew D. Suhrbier on Oct. 12, 2002. They have a son, Oliver Anders Suhrbier, who was born July 4, 2003. Jody also received a master's of nonprofit management degree from Regis University in Colorado in 2003.

Erica Stoloff Anderson, '98
Scottsdale, Ariz., is manager of corporate and broadcast services for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.

Jeff Rochon, '98
Seattle, and his wife, Kristi, '95, welcomed a baby girl, Gabrielle Elizabeth, into their family on Nov. 28.

Robert B. Brown, '99
Norfolk, Va., was promoted to captain in the Marine Corps while serving with Marine Air Support Squadron Two, Marine Air Control Group 18, in Okinawa, Japan.

Phoebe Caner Warren, '99
Seattle, is working in energy conservation engineering.

2000s

Faye T. Nguyen, '00
Kent, is a mortgage account executive with Bank of America. She also volunteers at the Refugee Women's Alliance as an ESL teacher for a citizenship program.

Kristen S. Coates, '02
Lake Forest, Ill., works in the Chicago area as a financial adviser and is applying to law schools for the 2004-05 school year.

Maria Adelina Garcia, '02
Washington, D.C., is a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Inst. Fellow spending her nine-month placement at the Education Trust. There, she is conducting a comparative study of Native American student achievement that examines how the ethnic group fares in comparison to their affluent white peers and the implication of the No Child Left Behind Act on education disparities.

Jaime Smith, '02
Federal Way, joined PRR, a Seattle-based social marketing and communications firm, as project coordinator. She provides support to the public involvement team on transportation projects for WSDOT, the Wenatchee Valley Transportation Council and Western Washington University.

Nam-Son Ngo-Viet, '02
Broussard, Quebec, is an adviser to the Vietnamese government for phase two of the development of Thu Thiem, the future new downtown of Ho Chi Minh City. In October, he presented "A Case Study of Hanoi" at the World Conference of Historic Cities in Montreal.

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